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* SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY
HEARS REPORT PRES. HARRISON
Richmond, Va., October 10.?At the
annual meeting of the stockholders of
Southern Railway company in this
city today, President Fairfax Harrison
submitted the twenty-second annual
report of the company. Referr
ing to the conditions under wliich. the 1
railroad was operated during tHe yea.'-, j
the report says:
"The industrial * characteristics of
the year in the south have been revival
and expansion. The march of progress,
-which was interrupted at thb
outbreak of the European war by tfit>
depression in the price of cotton, the
eouth's chief staple, has been resumed.
This fact is reflected in the revenues
of Southern roalway compamy.
During the months of July, August
and September, 1915, those revenues
continued to be on the footing of the
conditions which obtained during the
previous year, ?ui Deginnmg wim vy?.>
tofoer they swelled progressively until
they reached a volume greater at an> J
similar period in the history of the
company. The result was that for the
entire year the revenues amounted to1
$69,99.7,675.24, or only slightly less
than in the year ended June 30, 1914,1
$ which still marks the high record on !
* that side of the annual account. On
the other side of the account this year;
there are reflected the lessons of ex-'
<perience learned during the previous!
year of depression. Expenseh were so
controlled that in the aggregate they;
were, actually less than in the prevl- j
ous year, ^ the great advantage of!
the income over all charges, which
grew to $9,245,703.58, or $2,215,738.89 '
more than in 1913, the last previous !
record in that respect. iWIhile 'this is
' a gratifying achievement it must he
noted -also that the net operating in-!
come ($21,004,005.09), which is the
basis of the results secured this year,
is the equivalent of a return of only j
5.31 per cent, on the investment ($295,
722,785.06) in the railroad and equip-;
ment which produced it. It may per-1
haps be gaid that there is no indus- j
^ ~ A ir> -rtrTlrn"h on 1 QfCP I
iry a iauiuau m nuivu ov
a capital is risked for such a return
in its most successful year/'
The report summarizes the continued
healthy growth of manufacturing
in the south and says:
"A notable feature of Southern man- j
ufacturing development is the rate at I
which the consumption of cotton, one j
- - 1
of the principal raw materials 01 inei
south, has in creased .in southern'
mills. United States census figures
show that in the twelve months ended
July 31, 1916, the mills of the soutli
consumed 3,526,787 bales, as compared
with 3,026,969 bales last year, anj
<* GO 010 Violoo nr 1 R <
iuu ease ui itfi7)0X0 4wi\.ki, v< r ?
cent. The mills of all other state?
consumed 2,869,185 bales in the tvelve
months this year, as compared with
2,570,393 bales last year, an increase
of 298,792 bales, or 11.62 per cent.
Fully seventy-five per cent, of the cotton
spindles of the south are in mills
ainnsr fhp lines of Southern Railway i
company and its associated companies.'
An outline map printed -with the
report shows the distribution of the
-cotton industry along the lines of
Southern Railway company and Its as- j
sociated companies, each ten thousand j
! spindles being represented by a dot,
requiring 900 dots to represent the 9,900,000
In concluding the review of the cp?
erations and accomplishments of tfit
year, the report says:
"TVnrine thf year the organization of I
the officers and employees was knit
closer than ever -before. The confident
claim that it is now an efficient
organization, working smoothly tana
heartily together for a common pur.
pose, seems to be justified.
"Demands made on behalf of a com-j
paratively small portion or the entire j
industrial army, m a nation-wiae wage j
movement of train service employees, \
were -apparently supported but halfheartedly,
if at all, by our older men.
What they would have done in case of,
a strike it is unnecessary now to conjecture,
but it is apparent that they
are greatly relieved that no decision
was necessary, for, as good citizens/
they felt keenly the many pronounced j
private and public manifestations of
disapprobation of the attitude into
which the leadors of tlieir brotherhoods
tad put them. They aTe, and of rigbr,'
ougt to be, a "well paid, prosperous
and contented class of hard working,
self respecting, manly and efficient
public servants. They are in no need
of humanitarian sympathy, and they
iave the respct and esteem of their
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GERMANS NOT TO ASK PEACE
BUT TO CONTINUE FIGHTING
Gerard Has No Mission From the Emperor?At
Meeting of Keichstag"
Committee Bars Any Discussion of
Submarine Policy of Navy, and Will
Not Bequest Any ithange.
By WILLIAM BAYARD HALE.
Staff Corespondent of the International
Berlin, ((A'lrelss via Sayville.)?
Oct. 12.?-Any delusion that Ambassador
Gerard is carrying a message
from the Kaiser to President Wilson
regarding peace may be dismissed
j as utterly fantastic.
Owing to the fact that the Kaiser
is now constantly at one or the other
fronts, neither Mr. Gerard nor any
other of the 'ambassadors here have
seen the emporor for a long time. It
is well known that Mr. Gerard had
been desirous of making a visit home
in company with his wife, who was
returning because of family affairs. |
It is well known that Washington's |
; reply to his suggestion for a leave,1
j of absence was not received until 'Mr. j
1T.-QC in /"'rmpnhaeppn where he
i \JCJl fti\i TTUk?
had gone to accompany Mrs. Gerara;
to the ship. As a matter of fact1
the ambassador embarked on two
The fact is, that no German of- j
ficial at this time would dream of |
making, nor would the spirit of the
German people for an instant tolerate
such a thing as suing for peace.
Their success against the Rumanians
nas been swut aim ovcrwuci'unug, x u.c j
Russian campaign everywhere has col- j
lapsed. On the Somme front, against I
a tremendous and long continued as-!
sault, their lines have been magnificently
maintained with only slight
territorial losses, yielded after exact-!
ing an appalling price in France and
On This Side.
German commercial submarines
i - _ 3 "DxjfioVi and I
nave picrcyu. mc JJI mou uiwuuuv ??
now armed U-boats are operating
against the proud British navy on
the other side of the 'Atlantic.
The new war loan subscription is i
a success beyond the utmost hopes
of the government.
The food situation has ~ perceptibly
impro\ed with the beginning of October.
T.ia cnirit nf the .neoDle is united
X OJt/ii AV V. ? t ^
The expected attacks on the government
at the opening of the reichstag
failed to materirlize to any substantial
extent, leaving the chancellor for
the present in full control of the sit!
iuch arc the facis at present in i
* c /lAwwon rinrv- I
me consciousiieo- o*. uci m?u ^
It is true that everybody alike in
official and private life, is anxious to
see an end of the war, which all regard
as an attack by a circle of enemies
of German national existence ana
all are anxious ,to resume the labors
of .peace times.
But in the present state of sentiment
here, no offer of peace will come;
irom uns siuc.
Bar Sub Discussion.
. Berlin, Oct. 11 (Wireless, via Sayville.)?Oct.
12.?The opening of -the
reichstag was marked principally by
the interesting announcement of Major
Ernst Bassermann, national liberal
leader, that although the budget com.
mittee had been unable to arrive at a
descisiori on the submarine question,
open discussion would ibe prohibited.
The committee voted 24 to 4 against J
argument on the question in the reich- I
In presenting the report of the committee,
Major Basserman first reviewed
the military and diplomatic
situation and stated that the committee
had received the impression that
the "war situation was everywhere sat
- -? " j?__ ? v*
istactory ana nopeiui."
He then made his reference to the
submarine question, reading the.text
of the report agreed upon by com-,
"oYur committee substantially discussed
the question of submarine warfare.''
this report said. "Mem'Ders of
all parties and delegates of the confederate
governments took part. The
question was fully discussed and;
weighed from the naval, military political
and economic standpoint. .
"The discussions were held under
the impression that questions of the
highest importance were inspired by
purely impersonal considerations and
tlie desire to be of service to the pat- \
"An -agreement was not reached in j
the committee. Therefore, no decisionj
w\.s taken. For the business of th*?
house, the committee recommends that
discussion of the submarine warfarb
<<rrru ~ ^ non o oil hctfl T? tin 1 i
lliiS 15 UUUC <x I
discussion of naval, military, political
nad economic et^ils is impossible
without endangering the public interest,
while, on the other hand, fuil
elucidation is only possible by exhaustive
"This recommendation was voted by
the committee, 24 votes against 4.
"The committee during its deliberations
was filled with admiration and
gratitude for our army and navy and
with recognition of the successes obtained
under their splendid leaderships.
"The committee looks forward with
complete confidence for the future military
developments in all the tneaters
"rrl1 m 1 r\r* T-* Vl O a
"TUB result 01 me laai nsi iuau uud
proved once more the firm confidence
of our nation."
Major Bassermann then went on to
discuss the war situation.
"Our enemies assert that they have
imposed upon us a law of warfare
that has pushed u& mto the defensive.
At the same moment we are joyful
over the German offensive successes
against Rumania?in Transylvania,
Dorudja and on the Danube.
"We trust in the strength of our
, * " ^ ' Vf n Y?O.V* o I
army ana in me cummiauu ut onai
| von Hindenburg.
i "We proudly point out the success
of our navy; the victory off Skager'
Rak under the glorious leadership of
Admirals Hipper and Scheer. In tnese
achievements of our navy, in the success
of our sailors, we recognize the
spirit of that master, the German
Grand Admiral Von Tirpitz."
Major Bassermann declared that the
will of the German people was firm
1 to bring the war to a victorious con
I elusion, and to subdue "the hostile
spirit of the English government anct
nation.'' He further asked that the
abolition of the censorship be continued.
Frederic Xaumannv, the radical
leader, taking up the discussion, pointed
to the Austro-German victories in
Transylvania and emphasized the
Jcomradeship of the German and Austrian
troops. He also expressed admiration
for the Turks and their "heroic
deeds of the past seven ??onths."
LITTLE GIRL THOUGHT THE
TORPEDOED STEPH 4>0 LOVELY
"Isn't it lovely, mother?" That might
seem strnnge for a little child of seven
years to say to her mother, while they
were huddled together aboard one of
the destroyers which went to the res
cue of the Britisn passenger bLettm^ny
Stephano off Nantucket Sunday even- j
Yet acocrding to litle Joan Kane's;
mother, who was taken from the tor- 1
pedoed boat, that is exactly what the j
child did say, although she was cold j
and hungry and knew all their clothes j
were at the bottom of the sea. And i
furthermore, stated that the only thing
that worried Joan >at all was that a
school bag she.was carrying to one
of her little friends in New York was
Although, it might have sounded
etmn?p for a child to make such a
remark in the face of ,a grave danger,
once you had seen the picture of little
Joan, you wouldn't think so, for the
child's face shows that she is much
of a dreamer, and when a little boy
or a little girl is a dreamer they generally
love things out of the ordinary.
Sometimes you find a little 'boy who
inst loves danger, and a fire (of course
with no thought of malice in his heart,)
is the delight of his young life. .And
there are many children in the whole
world whose one regret is that they I
can't be moving often like some ol.'i
their little friends.
The survivors of the Stephano, who i
comprised 31 first class and 25 .second
class passengers and 67 officers and J
crew reached New York with only the;
clothing they ^*ore, and some lost all
the other possessions they had.
They were haggard, but so happy j
to be alive that some were almost
hysterical. In their greeting with anx- j
ious relatives and friends there were ;
many affecting scenes.. j
Among the passengers was Mr. Fred !
C'Toole, of St. Johns, Newfoundland, |
who had just returned after seven!
months' service in the trenches in
France-as a corporal of the First New-!
foundland regiment. He arrived with
one penny as his sole negotiable pbs- j
This was Mr. O'Toole's first vi^lt to j
Xew York. He was on his way to
Philadelphia but stated that now he |
would reelist and get back to the fir-j
ing line as soon as foe could.
According to survivors the Stephano '
lay undamaged for four hours after'
they deserted her while the su'bma-j
rine, always in sight, was destroying
^thpr steamships. Meanwhile the
United States destroyers, aboard which 1
the survivors had been ta"ken after!
they were ordered to leave the Ste-j
phano, waited for the monster of the!
waves to do its fatal work.
The hour given as the time of the
sinking of the Stephano is 10 o'clock.
j STILL NEEDS ME>
| TO GUARD BORDER
j President Tells Whitman of Conditions
Which Demand Retention of
Long Branch, N. J., Oct.14.?Presi- j
! dent Wilson, in a letter to Gov. Whit- j
! man made public here today, declared :
I 1* -> V? /% A *V% /NOfVAM A.. TV Vt ? An ? MA/1 V* '
j liij.t uic euieigeucy wxiicu <~<%u?eu iuo |
i sending of the militia to the Mexican .
border "unhappily still exists."
; He added, however, that he belier|
ed conditions in northern Mexico are
' improving and that "in the near fu- j
ture" it probably will be possible to
| "do more than has been done to relieve
the embarassments under which
organized militia regiments have necessarily
The president's letter says !n part:
"My Dear Gov. Whitman: i
"I have received your letter of September
20 and have taken up with
the secretary of war the situation a3
it affects the presence of New York
troops on the border. From the be|
ginning of the difficulty which neces|
sitated the call for the militia, I have
been deeply sensitive of the inconvenj
ience caused to the members of these
j citizen military organizations by their
, separation from their families and
^from their ordinary business engagements
"In order to minimize these sacrifices,
the war department is sending
j to the border from time to time mili!
tia which have not participated in the
| service there, 'and as each fresh con
j tingent goes to tnc Doraer uen r uns,
ton selects for return to their home
! stations and mustering out sucn units
1 as in his judgment can best :be spared.!
This policy wi'l distribute this duty i
i over as wide an area as possible and
; make its burden fall as equally as is
! practicable upon the organized militia
! forces. . . . The emergency wnicii |
led to the call of the militia, was, as ]
defined in my call of June 18, the pos- J
sibility of aggression frogi Mexico and j
j the protection of our frontier. This j
emergency still unhappily exists ana
; I am advised by the military authorities
that the withdrawal of the militia
at any time from the date of its original
call up to and including the presi
ent, would, in all :human likelihood,
i liave been followed by fre^i agresj
sion from Mexico upon the lives and
| property of the people of the United
I States. The militia have, therefore,
j been used and are being used to repel
j invasion and are rendering services
| of the "highest quality and most ur- J
gently needed character to their coun- i
! It would, of course, "be impossible j
, to set a date at which the release o? I
j the remaining New York units can
j with certainty t?e accomplished. I am
i happy, however, to believe that the
| condition in northern Mexico is imi
proving so that in the near future
| we will be able to do even more than
j has been done to relieve the embar'
~ tt- h i /->>! aca r, rerun
r XXI t XI Lw) UUUCi VT 11XV/LL UA*vwv v? qmm
| ized militia regiments have neces'
j "I share your admiration, my dear
j governor, for the spirit in which these
'men have served and are serving
their country and would he very sorry
to have it supposed that their retention
on the border is for any mere
purpose of completion 01 uieir mm
tary training or any less commanding1
| purpose than the preservation of our
frontier from aggression.
"Very truly yours,
(Signed) "Woodrow Wilson."
THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR
ia o servant. t)ut a dan-!
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gerous master. Some say that even 1
I as a servant 'Money is master, -and
| there is a strong argument as yon win'
| and you must admit that the almighty \
dollar is almost master of every con-:
j dition. Without it. war would cease,
so the optimists say, bi fc long Defore
money was the medium 01 exchange,
war frequently raged at great fury, j
?*?form thft other has
j UXU/iiejr 111 UU6 i-w. ^ ^
| always existed. Between Adam and
Eve it took the form of an appie, it
purchased her desire, but it did not
mean happiness. For ages men and ,
women 'have sacrificed true happiness j
in order to gain wealth, in the belief'
that It would bring contentment, but
alas! if the principles of contentment
ora r?nt within us?the possession of
wealth or station will not provide happiness.
See" The Almighty Dollar'' and you
will go home with your mind focused
on a new angle of life?and will suddenly
find yourself grown rich.
nn?r;> Hnuse Tuesday.
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