THE ASHELLE CITIZEN TIIE WEATHER: FAIR. CITIZEN WANT ADS BRING RESULTS VOL. XXXIV, NO. 10. ASIIEVILLE, N. 0., SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1911 PRICE FIVE CENTS CASUALTY LIST OF THE FINLAND IS W!ADE PUBLIC Aeport From Vice-Admiral Sims Gives No Further Q Details. VESSEL REACHED A EUROPEAN PORT Two Members of Guard, Two Soldiers and Four Civilians Killed. GERMANS HAVE RETREATED BEFORE GENERAL RETAIN ON AISNE FRONT IN FRANCE Apparent that Germans Are Tired of Terri ble Ordeal to Which They Have Been Sub'iected by General Petain's Incessant Hammering. em 1 w T WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. The tor pedoing' of the homeward bound army transport. Finland in the war sone. four days ago resulted in the death of two members of the naval armed guard, two army enlisted men and 'four of the ship's civilian crew. A third naval seaman is missing. Vice Admiral Sims' report of the casualties to the navy department to day added nd details to the announce ment yesterday that the Finland had been torpedoed, but had been able to reach a European port under her own team. Casualty List. The casualty list as made public late today follows: Members of the nave.: gun crew: James W. Henry, seaman, second clans, dead; next to kin. Rose Henry, 43 Reynolds street, Harrison, N. J. Newton R. Head, seaman, dead; next of kin not given. Home address. Cleveland, ua. Porter Hilton, seaman, second class, missing. Mother, Mrs. Lizzie Hilton, Toccoa, Ga. Private Lester Hickey, Infantry, drowned: father, Thomas Hickey, 142 North Racine avenue. Chicago, 111. Concord Negro. Charles H. Maxwell, colored, trans gort workers' battalion, drowned, rotfaer, Thomas E. Maxwell, Box 278 Concord, N. C. Members of Finland's crew M. Cardoza. fireman, drowned. No emergency address. J. Hanselo, barber, drowned. No emergency address. W. F. Phillips, waiter, drowned rother, A. Phillips, Jackson barracks, ,ew Orleans. ose Cuevas, mess boy: probably 'd from injuries. Father. M. Cuevas, HJvana. Cuba. . - The announcement that nvs or the maivur- drowned indicated to -offi cials that the Finland's company left GERMANS RETREAT. Muzz i' g the Calf COUlbNT tlT AL0N6 WITHOUT you: BERLIN, via London, Nov. 2. The Germans have retreated from points along the Chemin Des Dames, in the Aisne sector of the front in France, ac cording to the German official communication issued this evening. The communication gives no reason for the maneuver, but says it was made during Thursday night systematically and without interference by the French troops. - The statement says also that no fresh advices are at hand from Italy. i . i 1 EVEN GARIBALDI VETERANS OFFER ITALY SERVICES Re-birth of Patriotism If Noticeable Throughout ( All of Italy. KING RETURNS TO COMMAND THE ARM? (Continued on Page Two.) GASTON B. MEANS SENT BACK TO CABARRUS JAIL TO AWAIT SPECIAL TERM Governor Bickett Calls Special Term of Court for November 26. CLINE TO PRESIDE. CONCORD, N. C, Nov. 2. Gaston fi. Means was sent back to the Ca barrus county Jail here tonight to await a special term of Superior court November 26, when he will be tried for the murder of Mrs. Maude A. King, who was shot near here last August. Means was remanded to Jail after Judge Cline had refused the state's request for a change of venue but ranted the state's plea for more time TO prepare for trial. At, the court's request Governor Bickett at Raleigh late today authorized a special term of court for November 26 and desig nated Judge Cline to preside. Argument lor a change of venue sought Dy the state was completed by Solicitor Clements this morning and Judge Cline decided against removing the trial from Cabarrus county. He declared tie was satisfied an linear tlal trial could be given the defendant here. The Germans have retreated from points along the. uhemm Des Dames sector on the Aisne front in France, where for several months the French troops of General Petam had been keeping them sharply to task. Extent Not Known. Just where the retrograde movement took place and how far it extends cannot yet be told, as the German of ficial communication announcing it merely says that the Teutons "unnoticed and undisturbed by the enemy," sys tematically withdrew their lines from the hilly front in this region. The entire line to the north of the Aisne where the Germans were last reported as facing the French is undulating in character from the Soissons sector eastward to the vicinity of Craonne and therefore it is impossible fromlhe rather terse acknowledgment of with drawal to delimit the terrain which has been given up. Tired of Ordeal Nevertheless it seems apparent that the Germans, tired of the terrible ordeal they had been forced to undergo for some time from the French artillery and violent in fantry attacks, have decided to fall back upon Laon cap ital of the department of the Aisne, which with its net work of railways has been the quest of the French. It is possible and seemingly probablethatfHfcr; the trermajw will compel aiso tne railing DacK oiine Ger man forces in the turn of the battle line in this region running northward to St. Quentin, if, indeed, it does not affect the German positions as far north as Arras. Combat started. On the Italian front the Austro-Germans and Italians are in combat along the middle and lower regions of the Country Is Rallying to Meet Menace 'of Hun Now on Tagliaznento River. PREMIER KEREN SKY'S STATEMENT MAY FORECAST FORMAL REQUEST FOR THE 1 J. ' TRANSPORTATION OF GOLD TO RUSSIA Emphasis Placed on Need of Leather, Iron and Money May Presage Request For Such Shipment Credit Extended to Russia, But Believed thai American Money Will Do Country More Good Here Than In RussiaHas Cood Credit Here Now. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.) CAPTAIN SflEKERJIAN IDENTIFIES THREE OF Tl Action Precipitated by Abuse of Negro Soldier by Policeman. SHOT UP HOUSTON. The time of holding the trial caused jnuch discussion. The state contend ed It would take several days to as semble witnesses from distant states and the prosecution could not proceed before next Tuesday. The defense declared it was ready to go to trial. As the present session of court ends next week it was decided to bring the case to trial later. The term of court for Rowan county fixed for the week of November 28 has been annulled. Assistant District Attorney Doolinar or New xorx, ana several New York detectives, witnesses for the state, left here today for Spartanburg, S. C, where Governor Whitman is visiting the New York troops at, Camp Wads- worsn. Tne suites witnesses from Chicago who appeared before the grand Jury left today for their homes. UPRISING IN BRAZIL. - 4 BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 2. A German uprising Is In progress in southern Brazil, completely . paralysing railway traffic, ac- 4 cording to private reports re- 4 ceived In railway circles here. 4 4 The strikes inaugurated in this 4 4 district are said to be spreading 4 : 4 to other parts of Brazil. It is re- 4 M ported that only the strictest 4 military measures are making 4 the movement of any trains poe- 4 slble. 4 -f Measures of the most drastic 4 4 sort have been taken by the an- 4 4 thorltles, according to highly cen- 4 4 sored news from the. region in 4 4 question today. It is reported all 4 4 Germans hare been dismissed 4 4 from - thSf government service. 4 4 There are large German colonies 4 4 in southern BraslL 4 it444444444444;:f 4444 BAN ANTONIO. Texas, Nov. 7. Positive Identification of three negroes of the Twenty-fourth Infantry who participated in tlio ""-.i-lon riot. August 28, which rcsa:.-l n the death at twentr-two persons was made to day by Captain Haig Shekerjtan, of the Twenty-fourth infantry, testifying at the court-martial of sixty-three negroes charged with mutiny, murder and rioting. The identification was made in connection with a detailed narration of events leading up to the rioting. The three negroes who were posi tively Identified were Corporal J. R. Hawkins, Corporal G. Brown and Private Ira Davis. They were among the defendants in the courtroom. The "shooting up" of Houston, ac cording to Captain Shekerj-ian's testi mony was precipitated by the action of Policeman Sparks, in abusing Cor poral Charles Baltimoore, of the Twenty-fourth Infantry, when he ar rested him in the streets of Houston on the afternoon 'preceding the night of the outbreak. At the time of Baltl moore's arrest the witness testified, Baltimoore was on military duty and wore a police badge that was plainly visible to Policeman Sparks. The trouble started, Captsln Sheker Jlan testified, when Baltimoore asked Policeman Sparks why he had arrest ed a negro- member of . the Twenty fourth infantry. Baltimoore, ' accord ing to Bhekerjian amid Sparks "cursed him" and told him it was "none of bis business.' Baltimoore then told Sparks that lis was on guard duty and would have to report to his com manding officer why the soldier had been arrested. . To this, according to the witness, Sparks replied he did not have to tell "a nigger" and hit him on the head twice with his pistol. Baltimoore then ran down tM street and into a house while Sparks fired three shots after him. Baltimoore took refuge under bed. Sparks fol lowing, pulling him out and striking him twice more with ths pistol. Balti moore then was taken to Jail. Mean' time, the leport reached Camp Logan that Baltimoore had been shot and killed. This Incensed the negrs troo-os Shekerllan testified and notwithstand- j ing the fact that they later we rs told that Bammoors was not killed, FOR WAR WORK PLANNED Automobile Men Are Will ing to Co-operate With the Government. CONFERENCE HELD. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. Conscrln tlon of Industries to supply the needs of the army was discussed today by tne war industries Board with auto mobile and accessories manufacturers, who pledged their fuil co-operation to the government in whatever is necessary to win the war. ' The plan is to divert a part of each plant to 'he pri:icticn of war ma terial. It was made plain to the manufacturers today that while their help is required, the government has no intention of taking any drastic ac tion which would cripple the industry. Today's conference is ths first of many to bs held wlia manufacturers of goods non-essential to the .carrying on cf the war. AH such industries probably Will be called upon to curtail tlie production of everything not mak ing direct contribution to the na tion's fighting efficiency, in conserving coal and raw materials and in reliev ing the strain on the transportation sysrum. curtailment or production of motor vehicles was said to have been taken up first because of the manufacturers' voluntary offer or co-operation, be cause of the highly organised nature of the industry and because the prob lem of obtaining raw materials, also used in the manufacture of munitions, had become serious for the automo bile men. The extent of the decrease in production probably will bs "very substantial," to bs effected gradually as portions of the plants are diverted to the manufacture of shells, airplanes and other war necessities. Particular attention was paid today to the question of employing men tow at work in factories where products may bs curtailed and it was stated authoritatively that no action would be taken in any case until a definite nlan has been formulated as to how the labor affected is to bs employed In the home territory, thereby pre venting costly and disorganising mi grations.. . TROUBLES aired. 44444444444444444 4 NOT QUITTING. 4 4 4 4 WASHINGTON, Nov. I. Sec- 4 4 retary Lansing today authorised 4 4 the statement that neither on the 4 4 basis of many official advices to 4 4 the government, nor on ths basis 4 4 of Premier' Kerensky1 statement, 4 4 could it bs said that' Russia was 4 4 about to quit the war, . The gov 4 4 ernment, he said, deplored con- 4 4 strnctions to ths obntiary, y 1 v 4 .4 r. 4.4-4444 4 4.4 44 WASHINGTON. Nov. X. Premier Ksrensky's statement that America's most effective help to Russia would be the sending of money was regarded here as possibly, forecasting formal requests for the transportation of gold to Russia, but it was thought mors likely that what ths premier had in mind was the establishment of credits here to be expended lit the purchase of supplies to be shipped to Russia. Boots and Money Needed. "Have her send boots," the premier was quoted as saying in response to a question as to how America could help best, "leather, iron and" with em phasis, "money." Sending of actual money out of the country to any of the allies would es tablish a precedent here and would be diametrically opposite to the American government's present policy which aims at the conservation of the huge store of gold plied on since the war started. At a means of making such conservation effective, gold was placed by presidential proclamation, on the Hat of commodities which must be licensed for export and the Federal reserve board, under Secretary Mc Adoo's supervision, has announced a policy of holding gold exports to the minimum. More Good Here. American gold, officials asserted to day, can do Russia more good if it re mains in this country. There is unani mity of opinion among officials that Russia's need would have to be su preme to warrant the actual transpor tation across the ocean of a shipment of American gold of any appreciable amount. The American government appar ently is entirely willing to grant furth er requests for credit. It has granted Russia's requests with alacrity in the past, and Secretary McAdoo an. nounced repeatedly that the treasury would place money wherever it would be most effective in fighting Oer many. i So - expeditiously has the treasury acted in establishing Russian oredlts, that until today Russia, had 'not ex pended the first of three oredlts estab ished for her benefit in this country, totalling M2B.000.000. The .formal transfer todaxJLs,rWssln account .of ISlJOO.OOO- from the treasury to the Federal reserve bank of. New, York brought the total, she has withdrawn up to 1190. 900, 000 or. II, 800,000 more than the first credit of $176,000, 000 granted her. There still remains available for Russian expenditures of munitions, leather, iron, railway equipment and other needed commodities 1164,100, 000 without the authorization of an other credit and there is every indica tion that if another credit were need ed It would be granted promptly. RUSSIA WORN OUT. WASHINGTON. D. C November . Premier Kerensky's declaration that Russia has entered the war early, and was now worn out by the strain, made to the correspondent of the Associated Press and printed in the morning edi tions today, was amplified later In the day when the full text of the Inter view was received. The premier, when Interviewed, was seated in the former private office of the emiperor at the winter palace at Petrograd. The correspondent called attention to widely contradictory re ports on Russian conditions and asked the premier for a frank statement of the facts. "It has been said by travelers re turning from England and elsewhere to America that opinion among the people, not officially but generally Is that Russia Is virtually out of the war," It was explained. "Is Russia out of the war?" Pre mier KerenSky laughed. "That," he answered, "is a ridicul ous question. Russia is taking an enor mous part in the war. One has only to remember history. Russia began the war for the allies. While she was already fighting, England was only preparing and America was only ob serving. Bore Whole Brunt. "Russia at the beginning bore the whole brunt of ths fighting, therefoy saving Great Britain and France. People who say. she is out of ths war have short memories. Ws have fought since the beginning and they must now take the heaviest part of , the Durden on their shoulders. ' "At. present Russian public opinion s greatly agitated Dy tne question: 'Where is the great British fleet now that the German .fleet Is out in ths ." Russia." the -premier repeated, Mis worn. out. She has been fighting on land.' --. ,-,JiLn - -.4 '. "Could sn American army bs of use if sent to Russia r- --. "It would be impossible, to send one," said Kerensky. "It is a ques tion of transport. Ths difficulties are too great t , "If ' America cannot send troops what would be the most useful way xor ner to.neip KUssiaT- was asked. "Have her send boots, leather, iron and," the premier added emphatically. "money." , ( ' Has Fought Alone, Premier Kerensky drew attention to the fact that Russia has fought her battles alone. . "Russia has fought alone is fight ing alone," Kerensky said. "Francs nas nad everything to help her from the start and now America has corns in." The premier was asked 'regarding tne morale of tne Russian people and the Russian army. Hi answered: "The masses are worn out econom ically. The disorganized state of life in general has had a psychological effect on the people. They doubt ths possibility of the attainment of their hopes." "What is the lesson to ths democra cies of the world of the Russian revo lution 7" "This," Premier Kerensky replied. "is for them to find out. They must not lose raitn in the Russian revolu tion -but it is not a political revolu tion but an economic one and a revo lution of facts. The Russian revolu tion Is only seven months old. No one has the right to feel disillusioned about it. It will take years to develop. "In France, which is only as large as three Russian departments (states) It took five years for their revolution to develop fully." Asked what he expected from the 4444444444444 4 4 444 4 Big guns are ttinnderin alone 4 4 tlio Tagliamento river and It Is 4 4 possible that the Italian forces, 4 4 which have been In retreat be. 4 4 fore the Anstro-German forces, 4 4 may make a stand at that 4 . 4 point. The Italian army la still 4 4 practically Intact, and with the 4 4 Tagliamento at greshet stage, it 4 4 Is possible that General Cadomu 4 4 will determine this the best place 4 4 to make a stand. A great open 4 4 battle i Is expected to develop 4 4 within the next few days, ao '4 4 cording to reports from Rome. 4 4 . . .,:v . .4 ROME. Thursday. Nov. 1. Italy la undergoing a rs-fclrth of patriotism. Everywhere man are clamoring to go to ths front Even ths Garibaldi vet. erans havs marched In a body to offer their Uvea on their country's altar. Thousands of younger Veterans of ths present war; Interned in hospitals off Invalided home, are Insisting on re-. turning to their commands. - Ths trouble makers, whs tws weeks ago said they were tired ef ths war and who wars willing to listen ts German agents, now either are in hid ' ing or are hastening to admit that they were misled. ." ' v : ,. .- -rr Organising Country. Ths new ministry la bust organising ths country on a better war basis and seelns; that ths army's war needs are met with.! .Ths fact that King Victor Emmanuel has returned to tb army shows how confident he Is In ths spirit of ths 'country, sines he always re mains In Roma during critical poliu. cai periods. . ;, .; . , . xne entire country today is placard sd with announcements from ths min istry, calling upon eitisens for their aid and asking ths women to help to) support ths morals of ths soldiers. : "THE KETREAT. v ' ' (By The Associated Press.) ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS IN NORTHERN ITAL.Y, Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p. m.Ths Immensity of the con-' vulslon through which ths Italian army la passing makes Individual im pressions count for Uttls. Set. as an eye-witness at the extreme front up to ths day of retirement and then as a participant in the retreat to the new (Continued on Pags Two.) R ENDS AT RALEIGH WITH II Dr. S. Westray Battle, of Asheville, Presides at; Sessions. -" '.. - '.K. -iv; rV, CONFERENCES HELD. (Continued on Page Two.) IN FORD EXTORTION CASE Threats Made to Kidnap or Kill Grandson of Auto Manufacturer. WASHINGTON, Nor. I. Ths At lantic Coast Line freight ' clerks' troubles, msinly on ths question of the recognition of their union, were aired before a mediation board at ths de partment of labor today. Represents they lives of both sides wsrs present in an mutinied, went to Houston and shot effort of the department to settle ths up the town, ' - . : atrlks ot ths men, DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 1. No addl tlon arrests had been made here to night in the alleged plot to extort $10,000 from Edsedl B. Ford, by threatening to abduct or kill his son Henry Ford II, Edsell Gord is the son of Henry ord, tne millionaire manufacturer. - That a letter demanding 110.000 as the nrlce of his baby's safety had Deen received by Edsell Ford became known today when Jacob YelHn, twenty years old, was arraigned be fore Federal Commissioner Hurd. charred with using the malls to de fraud. He pleaded not guilty and was held for examination November It. Tallin was arrested Thursday when a decoy package supposed to contain 1 10,000 was delivered to him by a messenger boy, who called for it at the general delivery window of the local post office where the letter to Mr. Ford directed the money should be left. YelHn admitted he had engaged the messenger but declared he did so for an unknown third party. - Federal agents accompanied Yellin to a street corner where be said he had an ap pointment with the unknown man. when the latter failed to appear YeHin was taken before Commissioner Hurd. - German Newspapers Antici pate His Acceptance of the Post. BERLIN, Nov. 2. (Via London Nov. z.) The Berlin newspapers. without exception, concede the ap pointment of Count von Hertllng a German imperial chancellor and an tlclpate his acceptance of the post. It is stated that King Ludwig of Ba varia, in response to Emperor Wil liams' request, has released Count von Hertllng from the post of prime mln ister of Bavaria ana tnus removed the last formal hindrance to his ap pointment to ths chancellorship. The oermania says tnat von Hert llng will return to Munich within a few days for the purpose of terminat ing the tenure of his office there snd will be back in Berlin by the middle of the month, when it is expected the relohstag will reconvene in advance of the date originally set The new chancellor, it is presumed, will thsn dsvelop his program in response to an interoellatlon and receive a vote of confidence from the majority parties. . ARE IN THE WAR TO THE So Declares Governor Whit man in Strong Address at Spartanburg; MJCHAFXIS FIRED AT LAST. AMSTERDAM. Nov. t. Emperor William has relieved Dr. Michael is of the offices of imperial chancellor, and Prussian premier, and foreign minis ter. Ths emperor has sppolnted Count' von' Hertllng to succeed him. The emperor has conferred tbs chain of the grand cross ox ws rsa sagie en fir. Michaelia. SPARTANBURG. S. C, Nov. t. Governor Chas. 8. Whitman, of New York, speaking here this afternoon at the county fair after reviewing the Twenty-seventh division of the United States army in the morning at Camp Wads worth, said: "Ws are in this war to ths last drop of blood, to the last dollar, to end, to the finish and we will win because ths principles for which ws fight are right" 1 Referring to the review of the New York troops he said hs did not believe there wss another country under ths sun save America, that could put sol diers of such purpose in ths field. "When I see these men and men like them in the training camps of ths country." said the governor, "and realise the significance of it all, un derstanding that their uniform means that they are willing to give all. to make the great sacrifice, K need be, I feel that I and every other civilian should take our hats oft In their pres ence ana sssren our own hearts that ws may know whether or not wo, too, in this great crisis are doing our full duty." ' reception given the New York troops I in South Carolina and said It was svl-1 denes of Americanism a united coun try. . RALEIGH. N. C. Nov. J The set. ond and last day of ths North Caro lina Stats convention - of Red Cross workers was a busy one, terminating tonight. '. . . Dr. 8. Westray Battle, of Asheville. presided for two most interesting ad dresses by Joseph C. Logan, civilian relief directory for ths southern divi- , slon. and Dr. J. A. Wltherspoon. Nashville, Tenn.. on "Ths Nsw Red Cross." Ths forsnoon was given ever to sec tional conferences. At - noon there was a general conference in which the reports from ths county organisations showed most creditable work, those not yet thoroughly organised pledging ., immediate and effective activities in getting the women of the counties thoroughly interested. At the afternoon 'Session there was sn address on the Red Cross supply, service by Lindsay Hopkins, directoi " of that bureau for the south, and an address by Miss Jane Van DeVrede. on the nursing bureau, of which ahs -is the director for the south. The work of the Junior Red Cross . was presented by William A. Ellis, r . The state convention has proven a most successful ons in every respect . according to snthuslastis expressions by directing Red Cross experts. THE ASHEVILLE C11IZEK Ckculatkm Yesterday Gty . . .... . 4.203 Suburban. . . 4.580 Country . . . 1,857 Net paid 10.640 Service .... 4 1 99 Unpaid ... . . . 134 Total . .10,973

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