FOURTH ANNUAL WILL PROBABLY
CORN SHOW 0 P EM S 1 ATT EN D : 1 N AU SURAL
Mayor Moore Delivered Ad
dress Music by The Han
over Concert Band.
Willi the sunlight filtering down
ihrough the crevices of the build
ins and streaking the booths and
varied assortment of displays, Wil
mington's Fourth Annual Corn Show
was formally opened this morning
;uh1 in the words of Mayor P. Q.
.Moore, who delivered the opening
address, it is the huskiest and livest
baby yet produced in New Hanover
loumy. The attendance upon the
( i-i ning was not as large as had been
anticipated and hoped for, yet the
anuosphcre, tinged as it was with the
jinmiiso of colder weather, radiated
prkle in the displays and good fellow
ship among those participating. Wil
mington's Fourth Annual Corn Show,
; !i r weeks of preparation and adver
11; ins. is on at last and visitors to
i lu' Tabernacle are enjoying East
farolinas biggest event,
Xo lengthy program had ' been ar
iaii.u'd for the occasion because ex-p-Mi'-nco
has taught that persons tire
oi such and a short address by
Mayor Moore, together with a musi
cs I program, rendered by the Han
over Concert Band, of Delgado, con
s', i luted the opening program.
Flanked by the concert band on
his left and a bevy of comely young
ladies on his right and with the va
rious exhibits stretched before him,
Mayor Moore, in a few well-chosen
sentences, formally opened the show.
He traced the history of the Corn
Show from its' birth in the old ex
press office to the present time and
ho pointed out the growth of a weak
ling to magnificent proportions.
Mayor Moore told how the promoters
found themselves inconvenienced be
cause of inadequate quarters and add
ed that this was also true when the
?econd show was staged in the Mur
chison building. Continuing , the
mayor declared that the third year j
saw the exhibits covering criy block ,
ana today we find it almost inade-1
quaieiy nousea in me mammotn tab
ernacle and flanked by canvass. Be
cause of its almost phenomenal
growth the mayor declared that he
would be afraid to predict just where I
it will end. - i
The speaker referred to the time J
when farmers thought themselves j
lortunate if they produced thirteen
bushels of corn to the acre, adding
that now they consider 80 bushels
only a fair yield and are working for
bigger results. He referred to the
many acres of fertile soil lying idle
in Brunswick county, patiently await-
p (he brawn and brain that will con-j
vert it into rich harvest fields. He ;
inferred that the Wilmington Corn j
Show will prove a big factor in thej
cultivation of these idle acres and de- j
clared that the sunny climate of Cal-
ifornia and Florida does not excell
that of North Carolina.
In conclusion Mayor Moore de
clared that it afforded him great
pleasure to welcome all to the Corn
Show and he declared that co-opera-uon
was the one essential thing nec
essary to send this county and ad
joining counties forward by leaps and
While the various exhibits, taste
fully arranged as they are, is a sight
'hat any county or group of counties
may feel justly proud of, they do not
! r::ent as attractive an appearance
today as they will tomorrow, for the
finishing touches were being added
'his morning and it was necessary
to halt the workmen while the open
ins; exercises were held. The ring
"f the hammer and the slap of the
paint brush could be heard prior to
;,nd after the address by Mayor
Thf exhibits are of an unusually
i'Kh order and elicited favorable com
r.nnt from those attending his morn
ing. FOverything of consequence pro
duced inside New Hanover and ad
joining counties is to be seen and
many things that are produced else
whore but sold here. The list in
evervthine iromt an ear oi i
(orn to handsome automobiles and
ail exhibits are placed in such a man
ner as to attract the eye and hold
fhe attention of all.
The big tent to the left of the Tah
iti acle houses machinery exhibits
atul the one to the right covers live
toc.k and poultry. The latter exhib
its are of an unusually high order and
'ho attendance in that tent was heavy
Wilmington's Fourth Annual Corn
Show is better than ever and those
People who fail to attend will miss
something they will always regret.
In addition to the list of exhibitors
'hat appeared in yesterday's Dispatch
is interesting to note that the
sPace in section A, which was al
to the Red Cross Society, was
later given to the Housewives'
U'Hgue, and this organizatiqn has a
splendid exhibit of a model kitchen.
Another most interesting exhibit and
one which deserves special mention
is that of the Columbus county
sehools, which will be found in sec
'ion F with the educational exhibits,
aong the commercial exhibits not
mentioned will be found the Davis
Moore Paint Co. and C. W. Yates Co.
The Sorosis dining-room this year
is a place of "feast and plenty." The
committee of ladies who have this in
charge have arranged to serve sump
uous meals at a yery small cost to
the patrons of the Corn Shew. The
dinners and - suppers served by the
committee last year at the Corn Show
dining-room brought' forth much fav-'
Wilmington Light Infantry
May Decide To Go To
Washington in March.
It has . been practically decided by
the members of the Wilmington Light
Infantry that this military organiza
tion will take part in the inaugural
exercises to be held in Washington,
D. C, March 4, 1917, for the Presi
dent elected today for the next term.
Whether Wilson or Hughes is elect
ed will have no effect on the definite
decision which will be made tonight
at the regular business meeting of
Members of the Light Infantry
have been for some time discussing
the question of going to Washington
to take part in the great military pa
rade, which is one of the biggest fea
tures of Inauguration Day, and unless
something unforseen happens
command will make the trip.
The company was present in Wash
ington at- the inauguration of Presi
dent V oodrow Wilson in 1912 and
also at the inauguration of President
Theodcre Roosevelt in 1904. These
two trips were considered to have
been the best ever taken by the local
company and the members are enthu
siastic over the prospects of attend
ing the coming event.
As the Stale Iiears no part of the
expense of the trip the members pay
their fares which in former years has
not amounted to more than $10 for
ihe round trip, including Pullman ac
commodation each way. It is very
probable that a committee will be
appointed tonight to make all neces
sary arrangements for the trip.
March 4 fall? on' Monday next year
and the Light Infantry will very prob
ably leave the city on Saturday night,
arriving in the capital on Sunday
morning, and thus have the Sabbath
day for sightseeing, etc. On the re
turn the company will leave Monday
" Jn the inaugural military parade
wi be. thousands of National Guard
j troops from all parts of the country.
They are reviewed by the newly
elected president and this usually
consumes the entire day.
THE WIRE WALKING
WAS BIG FEATURE
Educated Seals and Trained
Babboons Were Good
Robinson's Show Pleased
Presenting one of the best and
cleanest shows of its kind Wilming
tonians have ever had the pleasure
of seeing the John Robinson circus
played to capacity houses twice yes
terday, and were the performances
to be repeated today, in all probabil
ity, many who attended yesterday
would be found inside the "big top"
again. Certainly the show will be
given a warm welcome when it re
turns here again, for it left a good
taste in the mouth of all who attend
ed either of the two performances
Nothing occurred inside the main
tent that the most fastidious could
take offense at and there were a
number of acts that the audience
would never have tired of watching.
While the pantomiming of the
clowns was good and kept the audi-
ence in a nappy irame or mma mere t
iurT o nnmhor rf Slrtc; that Itrnilfrhf !
- f . f J i 1
This was true of the I
little lady in pink who performed on ,
the tight wire and although three at-
tempts to successfully turn a nana- j
spring on a tight wire were necessary'
. - .. i.t : I
Derore me ieai was aucuiuyii&iiu it
was actually done, and there are few
young ladies in the business who can
"jump rope" as gracefully on a wire
as did this girl. She was wildly ap-
nianriri fnr her accomnlishment and
while the two girls performing with
her came in for their share of the
crowd's applause it rang hollow as
compared with the vociferous cheer
ing of the throng when the girl in
pink turned a perfect handspring
and remained on the wire.
rrir of tho pdiieated seals was
also of a high order and the trained j talented supporting company, includ
elephants performed splendidly, to ing Jessie Livingstone, Daisy Revet,
the delight of the little folks. The I Billy Monteray, Mrs. Charlotte Mer
nprfnrman "of the babboons on , shon, George Burke, James Whelan,
thoir hievr.les held the attention of
the throng for several minutes and
the girl team of acrobats who per
formed on the stage in the center of
the tent came in for a goodly amount
Of course the bareback riders and
ed, but those w .
trapeeze performers were applauded,
but those are acts seen with every
circus and the crowd expected such.
It was the newer stunts introduced by
the Robinson show that delighted the
The side show drew its pro rata
part of the crowd and the feeding of
the apparently famished lion was
wildly applauded by the crowd that
gathered to watch the spectacle.
The Robinson circus has come and
gone, but 'Wilmington is better for.leg was fractured above the knee and
having seen it.
orable comment. They have added a
newf eature this year and will serve
lunches, Which can be had vX almost
any hour (during the?dBj r
THE WILMINGTON DISPATCH, TUESDA Yy AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 7, 1916.
Money For Maintenance of
The county commissioners, ' in reg
ular session yesterday afternoon, dis
posed of various matters, including
the drawing, of the jury list for the
December term of Superior Court, the
appropriation of $10 a month during
the winter for the maintenance of
the milk station and provided for ad
ditional assistance for the sheriff's
office for the collection of taxes.
A communication from Dr. J. B.
Sidbury, directed to the beard, was
read by Chairman W. A. McGirt, the
communication asking that the coun
ty lend all possible support to the in
fant milk-feeding station. Chairman
! McGirt pointed out that City Council,
in a recent session, appropriated $30
per month in favor of the milk sta
tion, provided the county would make
an appropriation on the same basis
that it cooperates with the city in
support of the Health Department
It was pointed out that the milk sta-
ic t? is to be operated by agencies!
outside the Health Department dur- i
ing the winter months. The appro
priation was voted.
A resolution, recently passed by!
the board .authorizing the purchase
of a White five-ton truck, after con
siderable discussion was changed to
read, "or any first-class truck." The
chairman and purchasing agent were
given the power to decide what
make should be purchased. The chair
man of the board was also authorized
to make arrangements for the yearly
audit of the books of the county and
to secure a competent auditor.
Road Superintendent R. A. Bur
nett's report for the month just end
ed showed that members of Gamp No.
2 at the Three-Mile Post on Scott's
Hill Road, have built 800 lineal yards
of roadbed, overhauled two bridges
and built an additional bridge on the
Gordon road. It also stated that
members of Camp No. 3 have been
at work on the Middle Sound road,
mended washouts on the Fort Fisher
highway and is now engaged in paint
ing the Northeast bridge.
The road committee was instructed
to investigate the water supply at
the County Home and the County
Workhouse. The present method of
pumping the water with a windmill
is not satisfactory and the board
thought it would be better to install
an engine that would pump "a" suffi
cient quantity for both places. The
county's note for $10,000, given to
complete the County Workhouse, was
The reports of the various county
' officers were heard, accepted and
Following is a list of the jurors
drawn to serve at first and second
weeks of the civil term of Superior
court, which will convene on Mon
day, December 4th, at 10 a. m., and
Monday, December 11th, at 9:30 a.
First Week Messrs. George C.
Montford, J. Hondins, C. F. Johnson,
M. O. West, H. W. Smith, J. T. Haw
kins, T. L. Huggins, W. I. Baxter,
Samuel L. King, Henry Kirkham, T.
J. Morris, M. F. Beasley, Wm. H.
Brown, John S. Sellars, J. F. Leitner,
L. L. Nash, W. B. Savage, J. H. James,
C. D. Myers. Henry P. Peterson, L.
A. Rhodes, William L. Moore, W. C.
Cochrane and P. W. Race.
Second Week Messrs. R. E. Mc
Creary, Matthew Marevhburn, J. L.
Solomon, Thos. E. Lewis, C. C. Redd,
L. H. Kennedy, Charles R. Davis, H.
o Lirtifis. W. G. Fountain. H. P. Mur-
William W. Killette, F. R. Mai
loT-rl H T. rarrnll. Thos. W. Wear-
' ' ' Rhw. t w. Cavanaueh.
Jqs' c Newton E M. Allen En
Southerlandt David H. Scott, A. P.
Wi j F Tripp and gam
"THE GIRL WHO SMILES.
Coming -from The Longacre Thea
tre, New York, where it enjoyed a run
of six months, Adolf Philipp and Ed
ward A. Paulton's new musical com
edy, "The Girl Who Smiles," will be
seen here on Saturday, November 18,
for two performances at the Academy
of Music, with Bert Leigh and Hazel
Burgess in the leading roles, and a
Monroe Clabbon and Dr. Mendelsohn
as musical director. The chorus is
said to be the most vivacious group of
girls en-tour. Special attention is
called to the costumes and scenic
SUFFERED BROKEN LEG.
Automobile Crashes Into Telephone
Pole Near Circus Grounds.
Mr. Gordon Johnson suffered a
broken leg yesterday when an auto
mobile in which he was riding col
lided with a telephone pole near the
circus grounds. The young man was
riding the running board at the time
of the collision and had little oppor
tunity of escaping serious injury. The
while he suffered excruciating pain
his injuries were slight as compared
to the risk he was subjected to. He
was carried to the home of Dr. G. H.
rwirm on1 tho in -ii-irorl m prnhpr treat-
fed, after which he was removed, to
his home. T ' ' '
KEPT HER PROMISE
Over $5,000 Give in Behalf of
Mr, Wilson's Candidacy.
Battle of Ballots is On.
The battle of the ballots is on to
day. Wilmington and New Hanover
Democrats are doing their last duty
for President Wilson today other
than tjjeir determination to support
him through an additional four years
of wise government. Report says
that many people are voting. Per
sons arriving in the heart of the city
from the various voting' precincts say
that ballots are being cast at a lively
rate and that Democratic ballots are
going into the boxes as rapidly as
grain pours into a hopper. New Han
over has given her $5,000 toward ad
vertising Mr. Wilson's candidacy and
today New Hanover Democrats are
rallying to the support of the Presi
dent in a manner that is good to look
But speaking of contributions it
will be remembered that several
weeks ago the Wilson Club was re
'organized with the idea of raising
'funds to advertise the President's
achievements. Money came in at a
lively rate and then the members of
the executive committee of the club
met with Mr. Hugh MacRae, treas
urer of the State Finance Committee, j
and agreed upon $5,000 as the amount
this county should give toward adver
tising Mr. Wilson's candidacy. In a
'very short time New Hanover occu
pied second place in the ladder of
fame and would have been on top
but for the generosity of Mr. R. J.
Reynolds, of Winston-Salem, who de
cided that he wanted Mr. Wilson re-l
turned to office to the tune of $10,000.
That contribution gave Forsyth coun
ty first place in the matter of county
contributions and forced -New Hano
ver from the position she occupied
in 1912. New Hanover Democrats
have given $5,022 the slate has beer!
wiped clean. New Hanover gave
what she said she would give and
then some and today New Hanover
is voting for Wilson in a spirited
The contributions yesterday were
Previously acknowledged ...$4,720.00
H. McL. Green, addi 100.00
Capt. Donald MacRae . . . . 25.00 (
R. A. Parsley 15.00 '
Capt. W. G. MacRae 10.00 j
Hon. George Rountree . . . . 10.00
Einstein Brothers. 10.00
W. R. Barksdale, addi 10.00 1
E. T. Taylor, addi. .'. . . . . 5.0iT
J.1 B. Kennedy, addi 5.00
Jas. P. Betts 1.00.
Capt. W. A. Sanders 1.00 j
Miss Annie Banks .. .. ,, 1.00
W. R. Hay l.Otf
George Sloan 1.00
T. E. Cooper, chairman.
W. B. Cooper, addi
Gen. Jas. I. Metts . .
Pikeville, N. C Citizen . .
R. G. Grady, addi
P. W. Wells
M. L. Starkey, addi
C. S. Southerland
W. J. Blow . . .
C. W. Polvogt, addi
Miss M. Johnson
Miss C. Meredith
Miss Lois Cooper
Thos. E. Cooper, addi... .
Ed. Register, addi
Ed. Register, addi.
J I ' I K fi 1 F
Several hundred yards of fine
be placed on sale to
the very special price
Every good shade that
included at this event. The materials are stylish and as every
one knows satin surfaced fabrics have tYifc lead for Autumn.
Values of $1.25 will be sold today and tomorrow at 98c yd.
None sold to dealers and limited to one dress to a customer.
A $1,000 STREET CAR RIDE
An administration, carrying $1,000 belonging to an estate, boarded a crowd- . '
ed street car in the city of Savannah. When he alighted from the car the
money was gone. (Tarver vs. Torrence, 7 S. E., 177). The jury concluded
that the administrator was guilty of gross negligence.
Are you going to expose your funds to possible loss through careless
handling or will you place your estate for safe, intelligent management
in the hands of the Wilmington Savings & Trust Company? Personal prop
erty is secure in our modern fire and thief-proof vaults. Other property will
receive the careful' and expert attention of our organization of trained trust
company specialists. Our officers will gladly aid you in your banking or trust
problems. Let us explain by letter or interview.
The Wilmington Savings & Trust Company
1887 110 Princess Street 1916
Oldest and Largest North Carolina Savings Bank
J. A. McNorton 5.00
N. J. Williams 1.00
J. R. Hollis 1.00
Walter Home .. 1.00
Geo. C. Jackson . . 1.00
George Harriss 1.D0
L.. T. Landen 1.00
C. H. Huband 1.00
Total $.. 78.00
Cyrus D. Hogue, chairman.
Cash to Star $ 10.00
Mrs. Hugh MacRae 15.00
T. D. Piner 1.00
Total . . . . $26.00
D. H. ' Howes, Jr., chairman.
H. B. Foy $2.00
E. M. Dewey, ,3.00
Department Authorizes One For
Navassa and Snag Haven.
Navassa and Snag Haven, the for
mer a town made up of employes,
about five miles from the city, and
the latter a place of about 350 in
habitants, near Villa View, are to
have postoffices, it is announced by
Postmaster H. McL. Green, who has
just returned from Washington where
he went to recommend the establish
ment of these new offices.
'Mr Henry T Lewis who conducts
a store at Navassa, 'has stated to
Postmaster Green his intention of
nnnlvine- fnr the nnstmastershin
which pays $1C0 Per annum. A post-
office was established at Snag Haven , cau wnen in anotner veraun meir
about three weeks ago, but there has successors will be called upon to show
been no official way of getting thethe courage and self-abnegation so
mail delivered to the postoff ice? which j necessary in the accomplishment of
is conducted by Mr. Sheppard. Short-! their mission."
ly a pouch will be made up here and j General Blondin, commanding an
sent down on the Tidewater Power 'other division at Verdun, wrote on
Company line. ' September 25 to sub-Lieutenant Rod-
J ocanachi,. of American Sanitary Sec-
: j tion No. 2 :
PREPARE FOR TRIP
lApnrtpm(intc for narf. Work lniity the devotion and the fearless con -
Arrangements for Degree Work In , daneer shown bv the drivers
Mount Olive Will Be Made. -
Clarenden Lodfe No. 2, Knights of j under your command, since their ar
Pythias, will meet for the regular rival at the Division, and particularly
business meeting tonight at Pythian jjn the course of the days and nights
Hall and arrangements for the trip to!fr0m September 18 to 20.
Mount' Olive will be made. All of thej "The American drivers have shown
third-rank members are particularly themselves worthy sous of the great
requested to be in attendance.
Arrangements wiii also be
for the banquet which will shortly be
given at the Colonial Apartments by
Clarenden Lodge to all other Pyth-j
ians of the city.
36 - Jfnch Messaline Silk begins
American Drivers Always on
Hand Ready, to Meet
Paris, Nov. 7. Drivers of the Am
erican Field Ambulance continue to
receive citations and letters of appre
ciation for their work. Chief Surgeon
Guibal, of a division operating at Ver-
"At the moment when an unexpect
ed order of departure deprives the
Sl29th Division of American Sanitary
Section No. 3, the Divisional Surgeon
desires to express to all its members
his deepest thanks.
"Since April 25, 1916, the Section
has followed the Division to various
points on the front where it has been
in action: at Lay St. Christophe, in
the dangerous sector of Thiaumont at
Verdun, and at Bois-le-Petre.
"The American volunteers have
everywhere shown an unforgettable j Congressional Union for Woman Suf
example of devotion. frage. In twelve states the women
"They carry away with them the . may ballot for President. In six of
gratitude of our wounded, the admiral these states, Illinois, Kansas, Arizona,
' tion of a11 those who have seen them
at work and the regrets caused by
mvy leave uemuu. mem an crimen are engiuie iu vuie lur rjewuein
amPIe wnich !t wiu be sufficient to re-
"I wish to express to you my con-
i gratulations for the unwearied activ -
. ! xt ,
: and generous nation for the emanci-
madejpation of which our ancestors shed
j their blood.
j "I cite to the order of the Division
Drivers Carroll Riggs and Owen Ken-
jan, and would ask you to kindly trans
the Corn Show
satin faced Messaline Silk will
day and tomorrow at
is worn for Fall will be
' mit to all your drivers my congratula
tions and thanks,
j "(Signed) BLONDIN."
1 General Blondiii also mentions
! Riggs and Kenan in general orders for
1 their courage and devoticm. Carroll
; Riggs is from Washington, D. C, and
j a graduate of Yale -University. Owen
j Kenan is from Kenansville, N. C, and
was graduated from the University of
Stanley Dell, or Princeton, N. J.,
and of Princeton University, has been
cited in orders for his coolness, ener
gy and disregard of danger as an au
tomobile ambulance driver In Sec
tion No. 4, attached to Division 64,
and especially for having brought . at
a great personal risk, a non-commis
sioned officer to a surgical dressing
gtation whose injuries were so bad
that, had he not had immediate at
tention, he would have died.
FOUR MILLION WOMEN
ARE VOTING TODAY
Washington, D. C, . Nov. 7. In
round numbers there are at least 4,
000,000 women eligible to vote today,
I according to figures compiled by the
Oregon, Montana and Nevada, they
will exercise their right for the first
time.- The other states in which wo-
are Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho,
Washington and California. The ,12
states have a total of 91 votes on the
electoral college. It is easy conceiv
able that, if cast as a unit, the votQS
of the women might have a very de
cisive influence on the election re
sults. However, there is believed to
exist very little probability that the
women voters, or any very great ma
jority of them, will align themselves
with any one party. It is also true
.'that among the women, as well as the
1 men, there are large numbers of those
I Q-o oUrthi0 tn vni. whn hv I
who are eligible to vote who have
The British steamer Wingate, 1.152
tons, Captain Drew, commander,''
cleared and sailed light late yester-
day afternoon with Texas City, Texas,
as her destination after having dis-
charged a cargo of pyrites with which
she arrived here several days ago
from Huelva, Spain.
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