I MJOTMH CITIZEN THE WEATHER: FAIR AND WARMER vol. xxxni, no. 355. ASIIEVILLE, N. 0., SUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 14, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE 28 Pages today A- : mi a, LIGHT RESPONSE TO LIBERTY 1 President Wilson and Cabi net Watching Campaign -Q With Interest. SOME NEW IMPETUS MUST BE DEVELOPED Time Has Come When Peo pie Most Be Made to Real ize Need of Country. WASHINGTON, Oct II The tardi ness of the country in responding; to the second Liberty "loan Is causing deep concern to officials here. Presi dent Wilson and his cabinet are watchdnr the campaign with great In terest. -vWlth half of the campaign gone, treasury officials estimated tonight that not more than $600,000, 000 had been atrbscrilbed, and they considered this estimate liberal. It has become apparent to officials that a new and tremendous Impetus must be given to the campaign it the subscription is to approximate the 15,000,000.000 hoped for. . The whole weight of the administra tion is to be thrown into the balance for the rest of the campaign and a drive of dimensions unapproached heretofore is to be made during the two weeks that remain before the dosing of the subscription books. A new factor, calculated to hearten the host of workers and to galvanise the country Into a realization that the most strenuous efforts must be made if the big drive is to be consummated successfully will be Introduced into the campaign, probably within twenty-four hours. The time , has come, officials feel, when the people of the country must be made to realise. In a manner that leaves no doubt, that they must sub- . scribe without further delay to the full limit of their means. From President Wilson down, offi cials are understood to be united in their belief. The campaign must be CAUSES GQNCERM Ii'vu aa vv iu a?M,0 mrm wav a v ss iui v and steps to give the impetus will be taken without delay. "Neither the average daily mlnl- Jm nor maximum quotas for the aec l Liberty bond sale, set at the be ning ef the campaign by Secretary Adoo," .-reads the treasury an- f,: nonncement, . "bad. been attained1 to nigrum wnvu me uroi uui 05 n great drive came to a close." ' ' The department was without official figures further than those- reported last night; and it pointed out that since the last compilation of official figures "a holiday and a half holiday have Intervened, so it is doubtful if the total official returns have been increased greatly." . "With allowances for incomplete returns, however," the statement con tinues, "and taking into consideration the statements of the most optimistic chairmen on transactions thusJar. the bond sale Is not attaining any where nearly tho momentum that it must if the sale Is to be a success. "Despite the short sales, there is , still firm ground for hope that the maximum quota will be attained. The spirit of the local committees is highly encouraging. In the face of somewhat disconcerting reports, they have taken a splendid new grip on the situation." MILK BOTTLH OF NATION Attorney General of Illinois ends Documentary Evi- 1, dence of Conspiracy. PLANTED MEN. CHICAGO, Oct ID. Evidence to prove s nation-wide plot by milk pro ducers to raise the price of that com modity was presented to federal au thoritiea here today by. Attorney Gen era! Brundage, of Illinois. Ramifications -of this alleged con spiracy as Indicated in Mr. Brundage's evidence Included the raising of a fond of $5,000 to plaoe man friendly o the Dairymen s international league i tne iloover commute forjneC to a Just price for milk. This was last July. The evidence also showed an .effort on the part of the dairymen to see President Wilson on the price fixing issue and to boycott -dealers in Pittsburgh and elsewhere who refused to enter tne price-Doosting agreement. The effort to see President , Wilson failed. - s E. D. Perrigo, assistant to Robert Chllds, special United States attorney general, made the demand for the evidence - upon Air. Brundage after learning that the documents . In the letter's possession were of a more con elusive nature, than any collected by States. Attorney Hoyne and other of ficials who are seeking indictments against , local milk producers. Mr. Perrigo asked for the letter which told of the $5,000 appropriation. It was said to have been written by President B. D. cooper or the Dairy ngMt'g International league to W. J. little, secretary of the Milk Produc ers' association, Chicago district.' The evidence at hand la said to. show that the October price of milk In Chicago thirteen cents was the af termath of a - meeting of milk pro ducers held here September 21, last- , THE WEATHER.-, WASHINGTON, Oct IS. Forecast I for North Carolina: Fair and some-, what warmer Sunday and Monday. ' BACKED BY FLEET, GERMAN TROOPS LANDED AT MOUTH OF THE Move May Presage City of Petrograd, Winter's ApproachSea of Mud Flanders Makes Advance Impossible. Germany's" most striking military move since the at taek which resulted in the Friday on this same Russian were landed on Oesel and the Gulf of Riga Heavy units of the main German battle fleet were brought up to assist m this noughts appearing off the coast and covering the land ing with their guns, silencing the Russian shore batteries The Russian forces hampered the process in every way possible, but considerable numbers of the Germans ap pear to have obtained a footing on the northwestern coast of Oesel island ad on the southern snores or Dago island On Oesel island, where the tion bases and other military engaged the invaders. Petrograd alludes to the born effort to clear the entrance of the Gulf of Riga near the Courland mainland. Whether it is much more than this, possibly, the forerunner of an ambitious push for Petrograd along the railway: coast, can hardly be determined by the moves made so lar. winter May stop it. The iiiminence of the lends color to the assumption that even if the German high command is taking these steps as a preliminary to a march on Petrograd, it will 'hardly essay the campaign this year. It is pointed out. however, of the Russian armies might paratively short and easy one now in comparison with the task a German army headed for Petrograd would have to face next spring, if the for a regeneration of the army are carried through. The more conservative view seems to be that the German effort is aimed at gaining complete control bf the Gulf of Riga, so as to realize to th? full the advantage gamed last month by the capture of the city of Kiga. In nnvventMtroevOTthTO tinuancaof the German northward creep along the Baltic coast. This has given them slice of Livbnlo, and now has tageous position off the coast constitute a constant threat to the right flank of the whole Russian front, now somewhat loosely anchored on the shores of the Gulf of Riga, some distance to the south west. ' Mud Stops Game. The heavy rain in Flanders has turned the, plains into siyh a sea of mud that neither of the hostile armies seems able to move. Whether the weather and the condition of the "round were the sole reasons which impeded the Ger mans to refrain from meeting the British advance with (CONTINUED JUDGE E. B. GLINE WILL NOT BE CANDIDATE FOR SUPERIOR JUDGESHIP In Public Statement Says He Expect t: ;rve Only Present Term. GIVES REASONS. HICKORY, Oct. 18. Judge Ed ward B. Cllne of Hickory, Judge of the Superior court of North Carolina, gave a statement to tne newspapers todav In which he states that he will not seiek a renomlnation for the office when his term expires at the close of the year 1918. Judge Cllne not only has filled tne omce in a manner creditable to himself and the state at larsre but has been the recipient of many compliments from the - news- naDers and otner sources upon tne way in which he has dealt firmly, and fairly in administering Justice to au who have come before him during his seven years service as Judge of the Superior court. t f -.-v.;.,,, Judge Cllne's statement follows: ' "In November, 110, I was elected by the people of the state a Judge of the Superior court for a full term of eight years, which will expire with the close of next year. It never- oc curred to me then, nor since, that my tenure of office went beyond this limit and never have its duties been distracted by a thought of its exten sion. In so far as the position Is one of honor it is one honorably to be shared with worthy members of our profession; In so far as It is one of much labor and some sacrifice, It Is not lightly to be sought but has Its compensations. . It has rewarded me with many pleasant experiences, a large acquaintance throughout , the state, ' and I hope a broader and deeper knowledge of the law which will be useful In other spheres of activity, I have striven unceasingly to make the office an opportunity of usefulness and public service. If I can retire in the enjoyment of . the I connaence na joou m u - my brethren and ail who entrusted me with this high commission. I seek no, other endorsement." ' . " GULF OF RIGA German March on But Experts Point to capture of Riga was started front, when German troops Dago islands, at the mouth o operation, some of the dread Russians have extensive avia establishments, the garrison German movement as a stub line up the Gulf of Jnnland early Russian winter season that the demoralized state make the operation a com Russian governmental plans first all of Courland, then a planted them in an advan of Esthonia, where they will ON PAGE TWO.) SPEECH DEFENDS RECORD OF THE LAST Says Every Dollar That Government Asked for Was Freely Given. AIDS BONDS. PrrrSBUROH. Pa., October 1. Speaker Champ Clark, at a great Lib erty bond mass meeting here tonight, reviewed the work of the recent ses sion of congress and vigorously de fended it against the charge that It had been clow In financing the coun try for the war. .'..? The meeting followed a parade in which the leading business antl pro fessional men of the . city as well as thousands of workers from the mills of the Pittsburgh district took part "The amount of work we accomp lished," said Mr. Clark, "Is amastng. unprecedented and stupendous. The sums of money appropriated and the bonds authorised stagger the Imagina tion, aggregating more than six times the cost of the civil war. Every dol lar the government asked for the pre paration and conduct of the war has been expeditiously voted by congress. Nevertheless, we have on one hand been abused for going too- slow and on the other for being extravagant For Instance, the house took two days to discuss, amend and put into shape a bill authorizing the issue of seven billions of ; bonds, the greatest sum ever authorised up to that time in the entire history of the human race and we were set upon and abused for not doing it in one day.- 'CotigrtiM did its duty, the president did his duty, and so far as I have been able to ascertain, all cabinet officers, and the vast roster of officers, clerks and helpers have done, their duties. I would not be honest or fair If I did not state that the republicans and the Independents, as well as the dem ocrats, helped In perfecting and pass ing all these great and important mea sures, many of which went through ib bouse without roll caH." . -t 'few? fflMH at BACK IN THEIR OWN BAILIWICK WHITE . soxxomefrombewndaWwinina ragged con test from hew yorkers Giants Take. the. Jump on the Sot, Driving CIcoite From the Mound, but the Rowlandites, Taking 4 Fns h Grip on Ther War Clubs,' Batter Down Giant Defenses and Win ' -'.''' .r- :fx . " ' the Game In On tone tailing! "' V V 1 ?J. CHICAGO, Oct, It. Iu a game that thrilled aad enthralled 27,000 specta tors this afternoon, the Chicago Amer icans scrambled into the World Series lead again by defeating the New York Nationals, 8 to 5 and swinging to the fore, three games to two. It was a contest that ran the gamut of base ball from sensational-and brilliant to mediocre, but never during the two hours and thirty seven minutes of bat tle did it lose Its intense hold oil the spectators and at its conclusion the fans were almost as exhausted as the players. For the first time during the pre sent struggle for the titular honors the game sustained rooting and so keen was the rivalry between the two combinations that several times it ppeared as though the participants would allow their feelings fo get the better of their Judgment. Plenty or Errors. While the enthusiasm and thrills enveloped the contest with the gla mour that had been entirely missing in the preceding games, the fifth meet ing of the White Sox and the Giants will not go down in World Series his tory as a diamond battle of either out standing skill of baseball perfection. It abounded with errors of both omis sion and commission, and was marred by misplays which would have brought censure of school boy competitors. The two clubs tonight again started to the Polo Grounds at J ew York CONGRESSMAN WEAVER SEES SIGNS OF RELIEF After Conferences Southern Railway Not Confiscate Fuel. Says Will WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. If. Representative Zebulon Weaver today said relief la. in sight from the coal famine in Western North Carolina. This Information was gained after numerous conferences with coal and railroad men. The Southern railway, it la declared, will no longer confis cate coil... Mr." Weaver received - telegram from W. I Hardin, his secretary, showing that schools are in danger of Closing1 In Waynewtlle on account of tne "coal situation in waynesville and Canton." Mr. Hardin wired: "Seri ous outlook unless we have soma re leased that Is now- confiscated ' by the Southern railway. All publlo schools will hsve to close and people at large will suffer." - - Officials have promised to take ac tion at once to see that the people In the Mate do not suffer, Mr. Weaver said. . -, ...... ' A position for John T. trail, of Mc Dowell county, as special employe In revenU4 bureau was announced by Mr Weaver. ........ MAYOR SKINNER DEAD. DURHAM, N. C Oct" II. Mayor B. 8. Skinner; of Durham, died here late today, after a brief Illness. He was thirty-eight years old and a na tive of Hertford. N, C - Jhe Crack of Doom where the sixth game will be played on Monday and 'the seventh; -if neces sary on - Tuesday, the Giants having won the toss and the privilege of naming the place of the deciding con test should each team win three games. .. . While the players of both have ceas ed to participate in the financial pro ceeds of the contest, the . rivalry , is hone the less keen, for there is more than a thousand dollars difference be tween the Individual shares that will fall to the wining and the losing com-" blriatlons. The club owners and' the national commission profited hand somely, however, as the result of to day's receipts for theL official atten dance was 2782! and the gate receipts $6,403. Of this sum the two clubs received $11,231.36 each and the na tional commission $6,(40.16. New Features 'Developed. ' In many respects today's game de veloped features which have been for eign to previous diamond battles of the present series. Twenty-five play ers appeared In the lineup of the American and . the National league pennant winners. After having gone twenty-four innings without scoring a run against the Giants, the Sox turn ed and piled up eight tallies while the losers collected five, making a total for the day of thirteen, mofe than half as many as the entire scoring of the two teams In the first four dashes.. In making these thirteen runs,- the batters piled up an aggregate of twenty-six hits and nine fielding errors, thrown in for good measure. 'Seventy seven batters faced six ' pitchers and while there were unlimited thrills and ONE KILLED UNO TWO ARE Revenue Officers and Block aders Mik in Stanley With Fatal Results. ALBEMARLE. N. C, Oct. 13 As the result of a pitched battle between officers of BUnly county near here last nignt and a gang of whiskey blockad ers one man is dead, two are Wounded and two others are now in Stanly county Jail. None of the officers were Injured, except one, who is suffering irom powaer DUrns. Virgil Lee Pinion is the dead man and Will Smith, al leged to have been the leader of the gang, and a man named Howell are the two under arrest. Two men are known to have made their escape, leaving trails marked by blood through the woods. ' Acting on Information that a gaxvt would gather at a point about six miles north of this place, four deputy sheriffs surrounded the spot in the early evening. Shortly after a num ber of men gathered at the Illicit dis tillery and as the officers attempted to get nearer they were discovered and fire was opened upon them. The officers returned the fire and for some time a pitched battle raged In the darkless. When the fight ceased ths officers sent for reinforcements and then searched the grounds. Pinion was found dead with several bullets in his body. Smith and Howell, who were recognised by the officers la the light of the flashes from thslr guns, were arrested at their homes later.' The two wounded men are said to be known, but have not yet been found. A large - blockade 'still was ewt toi pieces. , tense situations, there was no one player whs q6uld claim the spotlight A perfect atitumn day greeted the player. It was clear and Just a trifle cold. . : . , i Burns, the Initial New Yorker to faoe Russell, was forwarded to first on four straight balls when ths Sox left-hander found It impossible to lo cate the home plate. , Captain Hersog came next -with a single to right and Bendy Kauff doubled to the right field bleaclrer fence, soorlng Burns. With Zimmerman waving his mace menac ingly, Russell was called to the bench after delivering Just eight balls, and Eddie Clcotte was sent in to hold the Giants In check, Zimmerman hit to Weaver and Hersog was nipped at the plate. Fjetoher drove to McMullin, whose quick throw caught Kauff at home and .the thousands roared their approval of the White Sox splendid defensive play. .Zimmerman, .who had moved up on the outs, scored on Rob ertson's single to center. and with two out, Clcotte grabbed Holke's hit and tossed him out at first. Score lit Third. It was not until the third that the Sox were able to get a runner home. After McMullin had filed out to Rob ertson, Eddie Collins worked Bailee for a pass. Jackson died out.' Felsch was more -fortunate, however, his double to left field sending Collins home with the Sox first, run, ' ? : t vf The Giants increased their lead by scoring another two runs In the fourth and appeared to feel that they had the game won. Karlden singled, to (continued on page nine.) BOYS AT CAMP SEVJER HAVE RAISED WO FOR LOAN Magnificent Record is Being Made by Soldiers bf Thir teenth Division. GREENVILLE. 8. C. Oct 18. With only a few incomplete returns of the day's work at hand, the' hands of the "campaign clock" at divisional headquarters at Camp- Sevier showed tonight $788,000 as total subscriptions to the second Liberty loan for three days' campaigning among the. offioers and soldiers of the Thirteenth divis ion. ' Lieutenant Gaston Tisne, divis ional Liberty loan officer, estimated tonight from informal information re ceived from various units at Camp that complete returns for the day would bring the total subscriptions close to (900,000.. The men at camp are working hard in a concerted ef fort to place the name of Camp Se vier at the head. of the list of camps and cantonments subscribing to ths loan uiruuK'ivui wi hbuuu, mis ui- vlslon being third on the list given out this morning. REGIONS ESTABLISHED. WASHINGTON. Oct 1 8. Designa tions ot five regions for the adminis tration of the vocatlonat education act and the appointment of eleven agents to establish' regional headquar ters, was announced today by the fed eral board for vocational education. New Tork city will be headquarters for the eastern states, Indianapolis for the east central states, Kansas City for the west central states, San Francisco for the Pacifio states and Atlanta, for the southern states. FLEETVVATKirJS.OF BLACK iuriTAir KILLED IB CAR V..'. " 'Mi. ..' " . , .-. r.,-. A .-,. Machine Plunges Down' Bank Five Miles Out on .., Fairview RoadV ' WATKINS IS PINNED; . BENEATH THE WHEEL Tragedy Ends life , That Had Been Marked by Many Vicissitudes. Falling to make the turn leading tej the Iron bridge Just beyond the Ave mile post on the Fairview road last night. Fleet Watktns, of Black Moun tain, drove a Dodge touring car down a thirty-foot embankment, the car turning turtle, pinning ' him beneath.1 the steering wheel and slowly crushed: the life out of hla body. He breathed) only once after the car was lifted front his prostrate body. Mrs. M. U Alli son, of Black Mountain, a passenger la the ear, was caught beneath the. tonneau and was scarcely injared. ' According to the story told by Mrs. Allison, she left Black Mountain with' Watkins last night, with the Intention of going, to Hsndersonvllle. Watkins, she stated, Intended to keep on to Greenville. & C. They came to Bilt more and took the Fairview detour leading to Hendersonvllle. - .. : Driving Fairly Fast As they passed the live-mile cost on the Fairview road, -Mrs. .Allison says. Watkins wag driving the car at a fair ly fast rate of speed. They drove about a hundred yards further, and Watkins either did aot ses the eurva or was traveling too fast to negotiate) it successfully, and the- car Blunged over the embankment- . ., . Mrs. Allison says that she evident ly fainted for a moment or two, tor the first' thing after that that she can remember is finding - herself pinned: under the car. with Watkins cryinsr out In an agonised voice for heln. She states that she could not see Just how he was caught nor what position she herself occupied under the ear. but she immediately began to search for an opening, and Anally managed to open a door of the car, Tnrougn this door, Mrs. ' Allison says, 'she crawled backwards, and as) soon as she found that she was tin injured find could, walk, she attempt-" ed to aid Watkins. All this time, she . states, be was plnnsd under the wheel of the car and was groaning la an agonising; manner. .. , , " , euuiea i or neip, . Falling in her efforts to either move the car or to get Watktns from under the wheel, Mrs.' Allison- started back along the road seeking aid, and finally reached the Shuford house, a Short distance ? toward Asheville from the five-mile post. ' i .,.,". ' Mr. Shuford and Ms boys and soma other young men of the neighborhood ; were finally aroused, and went to the scene of the accident With the aid of various Improvised levers, they managed to pry trie car from tne re- . tContinued on Page Two.) SUSPECT.UiDIISr.1 BROOKLYN GRAIN; BLAZE Most . Disastrous Water Front Fire . in Years . Looks Suspicious. BOMB MAY BE CAUSE. NKW YORK. Oct 1 J. Reports ot incendiarism In connection with a dis-, aatrous . water, front fire -which de stroyed an elevator and nearly 700,000 : bushels of Brain in Brooklyn today. were. revived tonight. when Fire Chief Kenion issued statement saying tne cause of the blase would be rigidly in vestigated. The property loss was es timated at more than 11,200,000. "There have fceen fifty-six water front fires In New fork city lately, . and It Is Improbable that ail resulted from natural causes," Chief Kenloi'. said. The grain consumed today was . Intended for export, according to of- , flciaia of the New Tork Dock com pany, owners of the elevator. Superintendent Tomltns, in charge, of the elevator, declared the fire was , caused by an explosion Inside' the structure. Hs said the nature of this explosion warranted the suspicion ot ' a bomb "planter" being responsible. This theory was scouted by Fire Mar shal Brophy, who. after a preliminary , investigation, said he believed an ex plosion of -"grain dust" had occurred. - When the difficulty : of combatting the flames became apparent, every fire . boat in the city and every other avail able piece of apparatus was called into service. THE ASHEVILLE CniZCK Circulation Yesterday Gty . . - . 4,306 Suburban . ,. , ' ';. 4,663 . Country . : 1,776 Net paid . . .10.745 j, .Service '5M,;2I3 Unpaid '" . , ' 118 Total . . i .11,076 ' Boy Liberty Bond. -

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