THE WILMINGTON DISPAim. TUESDAY AFTERNOjON, NOVEMBER 7, 19! 6,
Marine and Weather News
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November 7, 1916.
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Why. Marion," she said in shocked
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surprise, wnai on earui are yuu uu-
That's all right, mother," her small
daughter assured her. "I'm just tak-
jig this slice back to nursie for a
Or. George Stuart Coming.
Dr. Stewart will deliver a platform
lecture next Tuesday night at the
Eoys' Brigade Armory on "Lopsided
I'j'ks" and it ia expected that he will
:rinv a gooa crowa m spue 01 me iact
that it will be election night. The lec
ture will be over beforeany amount of
returns are in, as it' will commence
at S o'clock. This will be a good way
to pass time while waiting.
It is hardly necessary to say much 1
about Dr. Stuart as he is well known
all over the country.
At present he is pastor of the lead-
Ins; Methodist church in Blrmingnam,
Ala. He comes highly recommended
by such men as. 'Dr. J. Wilbur Chap-
dan. Len U. tsrougmon ana earn r.
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Jones. A number of years ago he was
here with Sam Jones conducting a
meeting. The Fifth Avenue Epworth
League ir- selling tickets to the lecture
at fiftv cents each. ll-5-2t-)advt.
Fetter do your Christmas .shopping
now. hptore the siocks are an picneu
over. Anderson Mail.
"Your wife must be very solicitous
"She writes every day."'
"Oh, she's solicitous about the ca
nary" Kansas City Journal. '
Eggs, . . : . ! 31 cents.
Butter, 1 lb, country 25c
pSring Chickens apiece 25c to 45c
Grown Chickens apice 50c to 55c
Puddle Ducks apiece 45c
Guineas, apiece 35c
Beef ..9c to 10c
Sweet Potatoes, bush 60c
Irish Potatoes, sack $4.25
N. C. Hams, lb 24c
N. C. Shoulders and Ribs, lb ISc
Oranges, Cal. $6 0'
Bananas,7-h bunch $1.20
Lemons, fancy $4.50
Apples, bbl. $3.00 to $4.00
Bell Peppers, bush. 50c
Onions, sack $3.25
Cabbage, lb 3c to 3 l-2c
Pork, lb 12c
Corn per sack $1.90 to $1.95
Hides, G. S., 15 to 16 cents.
Peanuts, N. C 65c. j Mr. W. E. Rougers, of Atlanta, will
Peanuts, Va 55 to 60 cents. ( have charge of the music during the
Wool, 20 to 38 cents. . meeting and Dr. John Jeter Hurt, pas
Beeswax, 28 cents, tor of the church, will preach. A let-
. ter from Mr. Rodgers says he Will
HELD ANNUAL MEETING. reach the city Thursday afternoon.
He is now engaged in meetings in
City and Suburban Building Associa- j Portsmouth, Va.
tion Elects Officers. j The meetings tonight will be held
The annual meeting of the City an 1 at the following centers:
Suburban Building Association was Section 1. H. C. Marshall, 215 Ann
'held yesterday at noon in the office
of Mr. W. A. McGirt, secretary of the
association, and the reports made
showed that the concern had enjoyed' . . T . TT . .A
a most successful years and the di-1 Sf ctlon ?'-John Jeter Hurt' 40
rectors are very optimistic for the,
coming twelve months. j
Directors for the coming year were.
elected as follows: Messrs. John C.
Heyer, A. O. Schuster, L. Hanson, W. !
A. McGirt, Milton Calder, Henry j
Heyer, Martin Schnibben, Clayton
Giles, Sr., George Hutaff, .J. F. Rulfs, j
W. I. Baxter. J. W. Brooks, E. A. 1
Palmgren, A. M. Chinnis, W. S. Clay
ton. Following are the officers elected
'by thte directors: Milton Calder, pres-;
ident; J. W. Brooks, v:ce president;
W. A. McGirt, secretary and treas -
urer; Henry Heyer, Esq., attorney.
DCVIFM OP rOTTDN
CONDITION FOR MONTH
Washington, Nov. 7. Review of the
cotton situation for the month end
ing October 31 was announced today
in an issue of the National Weather
and Crop Bulletin. The Bulletin
"Much of October was favorable to
picking cotton and this work progress
ed in a satisfactory manner in North
and South Carolina. The weather was
favorable for the development of late !
cotton, which was opening ireeiy at
the end of the month."
green apples agin, sir.
drive 'em away?
The doctor considered a moment
and then, leveling his eyes at his ser
"Helen," said the teacher, "can you
tell-mo what- a 'myth' is"
tWnifinib run -
Neighborhood Prayer Meeting
Will be Inaugurated by First
Baptist Church Tonight.
Neighborhood prayer meetings will
be inaugurated tonight by the First
Baptist church in eleven different
homes, in preparation for the series
of revival meetings which begin at
the church next Sunday. These meet
ings will be led. by members of the
church, and will be continued through
Section 2. B. T. HoDkins. 505 Front
Section 4. Robert H. Brady, 408
Section 5. Willicn Strutters, 1012
Section 8. Mrs. S. W. Sanders, 411
North Third street.
1 Section y. Daniel ti. Fenton. zzu
North Third street.
Section 11. N. M. McEachern, 214
North Sixth street.
oeuuiuu -. . . cwumu. 101,
! erry avenue.
i Section 15. Mrs. S. J. Davis, 8
J Wrightsville avenue.
j Members of the churci, and such
'other friends as desire, are earnestly
these centers and counsel and pray
for the success of the coming meet
ings. BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.
Thousands of Chrysanthemums
in Bloom at Renders.
The members of The Dispatch rep
ortorial staff are recipients of a hand
some bouquet of white, yellow and
pink chrysanthemums picked from
the hot-house beds of Mr. Will Rehder,
corner Ninth and Red Cross streets,
where more than three thousand
plants are in bloom, presenting one
of the prettiest sights to be seen in
the city of Wilmington.
A slight idea of the beauty of the
scene can be had trom a view or a
numher nf the beautiful flowers on
display in the central window of the
Bon Marche. To be seen are the
white, pink and yellow varieties.
To the Man and Woman who
Stylish and Serviceable
Man or Woman who wants a medium
(There are no New York Cotton quo
tations today, the exchange being
Wilmington cotton 18 3-4
Jan.-Feb 1L15 11.34
March-April 11.21 11.39
May-June .. .. .. ..11.28 11.451-2
July-Aug. .'.11.29 1-2 11.34 l-
Open, firm; close, very steady. Mid
dling, 11.32. Sales, 8,000. Receipts,
There are no stock quotations to
day, the New York market being clos
ed on account of the election.
July . . . . . 19.35
new iuiK ovui .. xy.vo
IN HOUSE OF MYSTERY
Chicago, 111., Nov. c At No. 3624
Ellis Park is an old three-story frame
building that was a home when Ellis
Park was a woodland. For the Ia3t
eight or nine years, la a remodelled
form, it has been an apartment build
ing. A few days ago a carpenter, tearing
away old planking to build a porch,
broke through a wall and made dis
coveries which made No. 3624 Ellis
Park a house of mystery.
Between the second anc third floors
he found a hidden apartment, of which
not even John Chamales, new owner
of the building, knew. Gingerly Frank
Wilder, the carpenter, entered through
the hole he had made n the wall.
He found a complete set of rooms
running from front to rear of the
building. The walls and ceiling were
unfinished. There were no windows
and no visible means of exit. There
wa& a small table in one corner with
a few dishes on it, and an old copper .
lamp. Rust covered, but with a fry-,
ing pan of ancient days still on it, ,
there was a stove. Some straw "J a ,
corner seemed to indicate where the;
mysterious occupant of the mystery
1 1 1 1 1 o i.
chamber had slept.
a f VK-hmn- 4-ii'rk -nro 11c
served as a hanger for an old coat. .
Over everything was a thick layer of
dust. I .
In hunting for an exit Wilder came
upon a panel in the wall fastened with Inquiry among the neighbors ex
a hinge, two big iron hoens and a bar plained nothing. Those pioneer fami
iht fitted into iron clasns. It opened lies who lived in Ellis Park when the
j upon the staircase, and so matched
, panelling that it was Invisible
i from the outside.
SOME ELECTION ODDITIES.
By no means all the men of twenty
one in the country are qualified vo
ters, for the varying laws of the
States . place certain restrictions on
suffrage that become exceedingly im
portant in presidential years.
bars "duelists and their
More than a dozen States bar de
linquent taxpayers from voting.
Michigan and several other" States
bar Indians with tribal relations.
Mississippi bars from the voting
privilege all Indians who are not
Ability to read the State constitu-
! tion is a necessary qualification In
Vermohterr. cannot vote if they
lack the approbation of the local
board of civil authority.
Vagrants are not voters in Ala
bama, nor are embezzlers of public
funds, if there are any such, in Cali
fornia. Idiots, the insane and persons con-i
victed of felonies are barred from
the voting privilege in nearly all the
Delaware, New Jersey, South Caro
lina, Virginia and raosc of the New
England States penalize pauperism by
taking away the voting privilege.
Mississippi puts up the bars against
bigamists and New York specially!
disqualifies from voting any person
who has been convicted of bribery.
Until a comparatively recent date
several of the States denied the!
franchise to "unamnestied Confeder-
ates against the United States."
Ohio refuses to let United States
soldiers, sailors or marines vote, as
do Virginia, Utah, Texas, South Da-
kota. Oreeron. New .Tersev. Montana, i
Missouri, Indiana and Arizona.
At practically every State bars
convicts from the voting privilege
and there are more than 100,000 con
victs in the prisons of the country,
election day will mean nothing to a
whole army of them.
Two years' residence is a necessary
qualification for voting in nearly all
of the Southern States, while one
year, and in many cases only six
months' residence ,is required, in
other sections of the" country.
The residents of the District of
Columbia have never enjoyed the
right to vote for President or other
National officers, since the territory
embraced in it was ceded to the
United States and became the seat of
the Federal government.
Women will vote in this general
election in twelve States Illinois,
Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, Mon
tana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Washing
ton, Oregon, California and Nevada,
i a fact which the National campaign
managers of M parties have taken
consideration These gtates. rep.
on Jn thj electoral coU
rnnn. tn Q1 vnia Tf ,c MBl.
I - -
women might decide the election, as
House of Mystery was built
either moved to another neighborhood
or are dead. "
wish the besl: there is in
Footwear We say
Argentina Feeling The Exo
dus of Citizens to Foreign
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 7.
A decree promulgated last spring
further resricting immigration to the
Argentine Rapublic will take effect
During the past two years the de
parture of settlers and other for Eu
rope has been so marked that some
statesmen have been alarmed over the
fact that a country with such a large i
area and a relative sparse population !
could not hold its habitants. The gov-'
eminent, however, has not been im
pressed and by decree which becomes
effective next month, many stringent j
conditions will hereafter surround
permission of immigrants to land In
Any persons found suffering from
organic disease, making the subject
unfit for work, will be barred, as wiil
cripples, the latter provision supposed
ly being aimed at a possible invasion
by wounded soldiers after the Euro
pean war. Another clause of the new
restriction bars all those who have
been beggars in the country of origin
and all other persons who may be
considered likely to become a public
The entire responsibility of bring
ing undesirables to the country is
placed .upon the captain or owners of
the vessel which brings them, and in
case immigrants are rejected the ves
sel must return them to the port of
embarkation. In shipping circles it is
said that this risk of bringing pos
sible undesirable immigrants from
European countries where registra
tion is either defective or not prac
ticed at all makes the entire business
of immigration undesirable in the
viewpoint of the steamship compan
ies. It is provided in the regulations
however, that first-class passengers
are exempt from all the penalties pre
scribed in the decree, a fact which
suggests that in future immigrants
may travel safely as salon passeng
ers. MORTGAGE SALE.
By virtue of the power of sale contained
In a certain mortcacre deed made by Wal-
I ter H. Swepson and wife to North Carolina
Home Building Association, duly register
I ed in oh the records of New Hanover Coun
i ty in Book 82, page 567, the undersigned
win sen. at puonc auction, to tne n:goest
bidder, for cash at the Court House door in
the City of Wilmington on Monday, the
27th day of November, 1916, at twelvfc
o'clock M the following described lot of
land in the City of Wilmington, State of
North Carolina, to-wit:
Beginning at a point In the western line
of Magnolia street 120 feet South of the
southern line of Dock street; runs thence
southwardly along the western line of
Magnolia street 35 feet; thence westwardly
and parallel with Dock street 75 feet ; thence
northwardly and parallel with Magnolia
street 35 feet; thence eastwardly and paral
lel with Dock street 75 feet to the begin
ning, and being part ox Lots 2 and 3, Block
This 26th of October, 1916.
NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDING
By John D. Bellamy & Son,
Chairman Warren Says That
They Will Tend to Increase
Raleigh, Nov. 7. Chairman Tom
Warren, of the State Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee, spent the last day
before the election in his office and
after voting in New Bern," will return
to Raleigh to receive the news from
State and Nation, especially from the
State. Democratic headquarters will
be open all night if the news comes
Mr. Warren's county. Craven, had
a number of eleventh-hour challenges
and. developed a miniature Mecklen
burg situation. Basing the Mecklen
burg situation upon the Craven coup
the chairman was not disposed to
tnke it seriously. "In my county many
ot the challenges fall down without
any explanation from the challenged."
he said. "Many of the men are above
50, some are more than 60 and even
more than 70," he said, "and it will
have a good effect, I think. It will
cause other Democrats who were in
different to become aroused and in
crease our majority."
Wake county Republicans were
disposed to take the same view.
They took no chances on whole
sal challenge. They argued that- if
the trick failed to stop voters sup
posed to be illegal, it would certainly
rebound against the challengers. The
local Republicans were so frell
pleased with the end of their cam
paign that they would take no
chances. They had been furnished
no reason for thinking illegal voters
were being sent against them.
And some of them cannot see how
they will fare famously before a
Democratic registrar and a Demo
cratic pollholder against one Republi
can pollholder. Two to one never
failed when it became necessary to
vote that way and if they should car
ry the thing into the State courts the
advantages there cannot be so read
ily seen. Furthermore, if the think
should go into the Federal courts and
be tried there there is no guarantee
that the United States would bo in
better shape than the State.
In other words, local Republicans
very freely suggest that a bad bone
head has been played in CharloHo.
NEW YORK CAFE.
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