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, ; WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, WEI ffDAff AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 27,1 9 Y6: V ;:
111 I I LIL" 1LT U H Ifl lyiviv ruut rLr akl rM MKUUl LALL5 A5 600,000 IHREATENTa,
.- fl ' ' ' ff ' -.W
p ram on
ui BiiiHi;,ini inUll.'fL , ? ? If
Continue to Push jthe Germans
Back on the Somme Front
and Gain Much Ground.
Bucharest Announces Victory
of Rumanians Over Von
Mackensen's Forces Con
stantine Reported to Have
Consented to Greece's En
trance Into War.
No rest is being given the Germans
bv the victorious Franco-British for-
ces on the Somme front. The Brit -
ish capture of Theipal fell clone on the
capture of Combles and it w..i fol
lowpd by a new stroke by the French
south of the Somme, where they .cap
tured Vermanzovillers and captured a
wood east of the town.
The forces on the British front to-
day announce the. capture of between j
3.000 and 4,000 Germans on Monday
and Tuesday. Unofficial figures show
that the average number taken by the
French during the Somme campaign,
have amounted to 60,000 prisoners,
with 190 square miles of territory and
Official reports from Bucharest say
that the Rumanians won a ' decisive
victory over Field Marshal von iMac
kensen at tue:batt)s last week of Do
brudja. The Rumanians and! their al
lies, it is declared; broke, th- resis
tance of the Teutonic armies, near the
Black Sea, and drove them .back in
Greece appears on the verge of en
tering the war on the side of the al
lies. King Constantine being reported
to have consentedted .
London, Sept. 27. The, British ad
vanced on the Somme front last
night, the war office announced to
day. Great success was won in the
direction of Eaucourt Labacye.
Too Much Conflict of Author
ity Injures the Railroads,
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 27. Con
gressional legislation in regard to
railroads, which would make the Fed
eral court subordinate to that of the
States, was askedTiTaTresolution adopt
pd today by the Savings Banks Asso
ciation of the American Bankers As
sociation of America now in annual ; iween me two wuuueB. otitC uc
convention here partment officials hope he will be able
The resolution declares that the rail
roads ahve been imposed upon and
that traffic has been arrested on ac
count of the "costly- conflicts" be
tween the various States in the rul
ings of the railways.
Congress is asked in the resolution,
to hear the committee from the sec
tion before any railrdad legislation is
J- F. Calf est, of Louisville, was
fhosen president; J. Elwood Cox, of
High Point, N. C, vice-president; and
Jerome Thrawls, of New York, "secre
SENATOR MARTINE IS
AGAIN THE NOMINEE
Trenton, N. J., Sept. 27. Senator
Martine yesterday. won "the Democrat
ic nomination for United States Sena
tor by a safe majority over District
Attorney Wescott. . : ' v. '
The vote for the Republican nomi
nation is a close" race: between, Joseph
f,vlinhuysen and Franklin Murphy.
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GREEK TROOPS JOIN IN '
r 1 '
Paris, -Septjf, 27--i-Fbur thou-
Rand Greek: troops r have joined
the revolutionists, according to a
wireless dlBpatcTi xfrom Athens. .
t v . 4. 4.
1W D W THDIfEH 1 s-J-. JH--
Labor Leaders laim .Quarter
of Million Men H ave
NOT MUH EVIDENCE
OF ttttSftt IS SAID
Only Twenty-tWO Unions
Failed Ratify Strike Move,
THE STRIKERS' ARMY.
' New York, Sept. 27. Union
workmen, to the number of 125,-
60. went on a strike today in 4
sympathy with the striking trac-
ion employes, according to fi- i
gures given out at a meeting of
the representatives of the labor
unions. ! : f
New York, Sept. '27.. The general
stride of f he labor' unions was sup
jposed to be effective today and al
though' labor leaders claimed 250,000-!
workmen, haidpolfded to tbe call
therfe was little r evidence that the
strike was in progress. -
Labor Union leaders report that but
22 unions had failed to respond to the
strike call. The only report at police
headquarters was that 25 men of the
painters' union had refused to re
turn to ,work .
Attests to the estimated number of
the strikers was confused by the fact
that 100,000 Jewish workmen will re
main idle over -Thursday and Friday,
in celebration of the Jewish New
Year. No disorders have been re
ported thus far.
Mexican Ambassador Leaves
Washington After Confer
ring With Lansing.
Washington, Sept. 27. The Mexi
can Ambassador, now on his way to
Mexico City, is expected by persons
here to be able to give General Car
ranza a clear understanding of the
American view of the differences be-
"a Al A. 4.! V Din A y.
to, as it will be necessary II the con
ference is to come to a full understand
ing of all issues that is being handled
bv the 'joint commission. The am-
bassador left Washington quietly yes-'
terday afternoon, after calling on Sec
reary Lansing, saying-Gen. Carranza
had requested his presence in Mexico
City,. ' ' -
Secretary Lansing said today that he
had no knowledge of the purpose of
the Ambassador's trip, but that he ex
pected him back in Washington in two
or three weeks.
Berlin, (Via Sayrflle), Sept. 27.
Indirect ' reports from Transylvania
say -that disgruntled soldiers set off
a bomb under a' train loaded with 400
Rumanian officers and that only 7
escaped uninjured. ,
An investigation was made, the dis
patch adds, and the Rumanian military
authorities 'ordered two non-commissioned
officers and four soldiers shot.
The only resultshowever, was the re
fusal of the entire regiment to obey
orders.' '. ' ' . . '-
TERRY TO DIE IN
CHAIR IN DECEMBER
i i i , ii i. i in . ' . . '
Greensboro, Sept . 27-j-3-:A. Terry,
convicted yesterday- of. the murder of
J.Ri Stewart was today sentenced to
be electrocuted 'Deoeniber 18th,,
These men. members of the New York Police Department's motor-cycle squad, have been rendering ex
cellent service during the traction strike. Each police station in the more important sections of th city
affected by the strike has a quota of these men ready for instant .call. They are known as the "Flying Squa
In anticipation of the "symathetic strike" threatened by union leaders of about 600,-000 workers In New
York City, additional policemen have been placed in all precincts. -"
Leaders in Durham Wonder
v Where So Many Votes
; pame from Monday.
Durham. Sept. 27. By rushing mnj
to the noils Mondav afternoon.vfriends
of W. H. Young put their candidate
in the lead over E. L. Tillery in the
race for the Democratic nomination
for the office cf clerk of the Superior
court by a majority of 43, according to
official figures made public Tuesday.
Just where the "3.247 votes came
from the Democratic leaders' are still
at a loss to know. Never before in
the history of the county has the vot
ing been so heavy and some are of
the opinion that failure to use the
strict primary laws let down the bars
to many Republicans.
The Chamber of Commerce meets
this week to take steps toward the
forming of a company that will build..
-I A A t. nrrtr. Sr c-irrr fnm fnill !
nir " , "7
to six rooms. This step is to be tak-j
en on accountsof the great scarcity of
houses how in the city. When corn-
plete" the houses will rent from $12
to $20 per month.'
The "September civil term of Su
perior court opened here yesterday
with Judge Frank Daniels presiding.
The entire first day was taken up with
divorce cases .and appeals sent up
froni justice of the peace courts.
WILSON AND EABURY ,
IN CONFERENCE TODAY
Long Branch, . Sept . 27. Samuel
Seabufy, Democratic nominee for gov-
ernor - of New York, conferred ear?y
today .with -President Wilson. It is
probably conference will be held late
this afternoon with Chairman McCor-
mick and; that plans willbe made
so that the President may speak in
New York State.
Ambitious cows are fed
'i IN COURSES; COOKTAIL FIRST
" f' . ' ! 4
Marquette, Mich., Sept. 27. "Cows 14
have their hopes and' ambitions likej,
human beings, and when they go to
their meals they should be fed )n j
courses,:with a cocktail as an appetiz- f,
er and a dessert for a finish." This ;
is ttie ' asertion of State Senator Ai- i j
ton T. Roberts of this city, who is 4,
looking after tne weiiare 01 a iancy
dairy. "Several years ago one of my
men tried phonographic music as a
means of in iucing the cows to ' give
more and beter milk. - '
Morehead City, N. C., Sept. 27.
With the departure.today.of the Third I
North Carolina regiment. North Caro-
lina National : Guard; all. the State
troops calledUor border duty are en
route to El Paso; The ;First -Regiment
left Monday and the Second," Tuesday, -
TO THE BORDER
But National Guard" There
; Will Be Sent . Back to
1 Mobilization Camps.
Washingtosn, Sept. 27.
Guard organizations from
Alabama, Georgia, Florida. New Ham
pshire, Pennsylvania. District of .Col
umbia, New York, Connecticut, Mich-"
igan, Minnesota, Colorado, and Cali
fornia were' today ordered to the Mex
ican border by the war department.
Instructions were sent to General
Funston ordering him "to send 10.000
of the National Guard Infantry, now
on duty there, to their respective
State mobilization camps.
Six thousand National Guardsmen
are included in -the call ' order which
will send south all the guardsmen in
! the -mobilization camps, of the States
named. This will leave only 10,000
troops in the country that have never
seen service along the Mexican border.
Within a short time the remainder
will be ordered out relieving all o ftho
m, , ,
organizations now under command of
General Funston. The gradual re
tiring and mustering out of the guards
men is expected to begin in the near
future . ' .
BOSTON WON THE
k MORNING GAME
I Boston Sept. 27 Boston drew
J nearer the pennant in the National
League today by whipping the
Pirates, in a morning play-orT game.
Jl II H E
Pittsburg ..0 4 0
Boston ........ .. ...1 "8 0
Batteries: Cooper and Wagner;
Tyler, and Gowdy, and Blackburn.
jp 4 Jf 4 4 4
'4. GREAT BRITAIN GIVES IN.
i v i, - 4
J Washington,; Sept. , 27. Great
4 Britain, has allowed importation
j4 on cigar tohaccb, 'which-the Am -. 4
erican growers said would ruin- H
their business) and has allowed
it to be 'imported on the basis of 4
. 1913, 1914, and' 1915.
(4 1 Consul-General Skinner, in Lon-
don cabled the State department 4
today of the change. .The order
regulating the government import
0f ciga tobacco, between June 1, 4
1915 and May 31,1917 was based 4
on the amount the importers
borgt in . 1915, , a war" year, . in-
whiCh the imports: were smarrs4
The new order, according to the
4, department of commirce. gives
4 authority of practically -no im-. 8
portance. The growers "affected
4 are those in Florida, Connecitutr 4
4 Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. 4
V lJ T T V T -f f T "V V- V ,wr T "V
- till a. . . . j.
Here I just arrived with a trunk full
-f aDbreviated fancy bathing suits and
flnthe beach closed for the season.
, . Oh, that-, -shouldn't worry you-we
have a fashionable open air colony, here
for the winter and wou'ir.be able to
start a fadExchange. - ; ,
PARTY WILL TOUR
Extensive Investigations of the
Boll Weevil to Be Made'
Spartansburg, ,SV C, I SepL 27. In
order to familarize themselves with
.the conditions existing in the boll
weviil infested district a party of citi
zens from Spartansburg and other
Palmetto cities will leave Saturday
on a trip through a number or the
Southern states. "
Governor Manning will accompanyj
the party and many prominent scien
tists and Agricultural men -'will be
present to study- the conditions.
When the party returns tho mem
bers will be better able to enlighten
the people of ,the v State as to the
best methods to combat the cotton
pest. It is thought here that much
good will be accomplished,, biy1 the
OPENING AT BEERY'S.
Many Visited This Store Today and
Viewed the Line of Merchandise.
Commencing . this morning .ahd con
tinuing through tomorrow the annual
Fall Millinery opening of Beery's' De
partment Store, 402 and 404. Castle
street, will be the attraction? On .the
south side. Souvenirs were f given
those who attended the ; opening this
morning, and the visitors were ;giyen
the opportunity of viewing the new
styles in ladies', misses' and children's
Fall and Winter millinery. Among the
collection; which includes a large va
riety and styles of the seaspnfs mOs
wanted headwear, will be displayed the
popular Tan Hats. Many attended
the opening. A cordial invitation is
extended the public to visit Beery's
' and view the opening display!
COTTON GINNING AND
Washington, Sept! 27. The pick
ing and ginning of coton hate' been
nnshed in nil nnrtinna rvf . th-hntfrnn 1
belt with favorable weather during 1
the last week according to the " crop I
bulletin in its last' weekly issue. The
bulletin said. " ; -
"Over the, greater portion the week
was rainless presenting ' ideal
weather for- the gathering of the
great crop. In North Carolina; the
crop is about two weeks late and is
detoriating but picking is ' becom
ing general, in the State." ;
HUGHES TODAY IN
Pittsburgh', Sept. 2 Ghas. Ei
Hughes, entered the Pittsburg -district
soon after moon tiday.. He"- was met
at the station by representatives from
Pennsylvania, Ohio and " , West : Vir
ginia and immediately began a : tour
of' the industrial ' towofs - escorted";' by
a parade of automobiles. r ,; t x
The nominee 'was. joined- by Seiia
tors Oliver" and Penrose and by,i Wil
liam f Flynn, ' formek Progressive
leader, " " ' ; . V ;
October 7 Set as the Date For
the Great Games to Start v
WHO WILL CONTEND ,
For That Reason Other Ar?
rangements Can't Be Made. ;
Eyes on Boston Game,
Chicago, Sept. 27. The world's
series will open on Saturday October
7th, according to President Johnson
Of the American league. With the
race as now. certain as it is no final
action has been taken by the Natiou
al Commission however Mr. Johnson
The series which today; beginaibe-i
tveen Boston and .New York will
be watched with interest as certain
results rest on it. " Boston is the
only league letder that will te in ac
tion today, the others having open
In National league Brooklyn held
its lead of a single game over Phil-
adelphia but Boston by winning two
irom i-ittsDurg gained one nan gameithe heart of the village. In the main
and is only three and one half games ! atrppl. thp Rni,npr mot nH wnrrtiv
behind the leaders. Pittsburg and
Boston this morning will play off the
tie of Saturday.
fly m c. a.
Drunkenness in Armies dreat
ly Decreased by Work of
f - London Sept. 27, There isn't any
thing like as much -drunkenness in
the British army asO there used to
be. Lord French attributes much of
this improvement to the great work
done by the Young Men's Christian
Association and kindred bodies. They
have established innumerable substi
tutes for the "canteen which Thomas
Atkins has found much more attrac
tive and much less expensive . They
provide , wholesome refreshment and
harmless recreation for him. And re
ligion, too if he wants it. Often he
helps himself to all three.
It was the opening of a new Y. M.
C. A. by . Lord y French that af
forded him the Opportunity to tell
how much the army had benefitted
by such work.
"I Temejmber", he said, "when I
first joined the army how long ago
I don't like to remember the only
refuge of the soldier' was the canteen.
In those days we had old soldiers
who used practically to live on beer
It used to be quite a common thing
in ' those days for an old Soldier te
sell his food to the young recruit andl
buy beer, and live upon it.
"I think it is something like thirty
or thirty-five years ago since the
founders of the Y. M. C. A. com
menced their beneficient work and
the change that has come over the
personalnel of the army during that
time has been something very little
short of miraculous. Those who have
served all thosej years in the Army
can realize it better than anybody
"A few years before the war com
menced this improvement began to
manifest itself in a most extraordin
ary manner, and especially with re
gard , to- the i diminution, of crime.
Drunkenness was formerly a most
prevalent crime in the army .1 re
member that we used to , have strings
of defaulters outside the orderly
rooms waiting to be punished : for
drunkenness. You . hardly ever see
a drunken soldier now, and in many
Other directions the work of these
InstitutiRas the spiritual anti
moral development of the soldier is
very , marKea.-ana nas ijeen cieany
proved. ,., - - .
"When! ' I was commanjdert-in-chief
in France for some eighteen months
I realized what these j institutions
have done for soldiers. It was on thM
fields of battle that the men showed
what different ,4a. en they were. This
war has demanded more in the way
of nerve and courage from our men
than any war that has ever happened
in the history of the world. ; The
most constant courage has had to be
exercised every moment of the day .
ana nigni. ino oiL ui.giouiiu js se
cure from the long range high ex
plosive shells But througb it all our
men have 'shown a magnificent cour
tage. One cannot but remember that 1
the i ..old soldiers t of the ' past were '
spleadid, but they certainly never sur
passed the splendid courage that has
been -shown in this war. One can
hot help thinking taat perhaps it is
to he-traced to the work "of these ,in-
Fall of This Important : Posi-;
tion Described as Most :
BritislC Rushed on One Side
- and French" on. Another. N :
Met in Main Street.
British Front, .Sept. 26, (Via1 Lon
don, Sept. 27.) The capture of Com
bles was one of the inost picturesque
incident of the great Somme offen
sive. It marked today's operation of ;
the great forward surge of the British
and French forces, which reached its
climax in. the capture of Gudecourt in
Combles fell as the sun rose on a .
perfect summe'r day. Situated in the?
midst of -a heap of hills the town was
entirely- isolated yesterday. In the
eriv nonrs thfi rhhrVi tnnk Wt nf
Khe outworks, cm one side of the town,
j and the French dashed forward Into
shook hands. The cellars of the dug
outs were full of dead and wounded.
Philadelphia Police Confront
- ed With a Double Trag- v
edy in Hotel.
today -were endeavoring to solve the
mystery surrounding the shooting of
J. C. Graveur, .president of the Alham
bra garage, of New York; and a woman
registering as his wife at their apart
ments in a leading hotel early today
by Mrs. J. C. Leuder, who afterwards
committed suicide with -the same, re-i
volver. Graveur was filled and his
supposed wife seriously, wounded.
How Mrs. Leuder gained entrance-,
to the apartment is : not known.
Neither has it been learned whence
she came. . , , V,
The police state that ' Mrs Leuder
waited a long while in a corridor last
night or Graveur and his ' supposed
wife . rs . Leuder . told the woman'
that she was Graveur's wife,
' Well Known In New York, ' ;
New York, Sept. . 27. -J. C. Grav-,
eur, was well known here In police
circles. Ten years ago he was chief
probate of the court of special ses
sions. He organized two prison
schools and gained a reputation among
reformers throughout the country.
The woman later ,was identified as
Mrs . Harry Belzer, - of New York by
a sister of the slain man.'
bhe told the police thatTrs. Leu-
der had not been living with heir hus
band recently and that' Graveur who
was a widower had been friendly with
her. ',",. ' . ." .
. Harvest Hands 86 and 82.
Dodge City, Kan., Sept.' 27. Ford
county can lay claim to the two oldest
harvest hands in the State H. Ar.
Speer has just finished his harvest and
his father, 86years old, did all the
stacking. A brother,, 82 years old,
worked all through the harvest. '
Every minute counts when
you discover the lpssof your
pocketbook, jewelry or ythat
pet dog. s' r ,
Telephone 176 and insert a
"Lost" local . to this office.
; One of these little; locals
means an inquiry at every
door in Wilmington. .
Cost is one penny a word
worth a dollar. . .
Confer." . .