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IklSTEEY Sl'RBONDS NiTCRE !
OF DEUTSCHIASD'S 1CAR6O
fsrew Iondon, Conn., Nov. 2.?SeverI
large boxes, tlie contents of which
re ambiguouely invoiced as "effects" j
urnish the mystery of the German
(rwler-sea merchantman, the ueutsca- i
audi, at this particular time. j
These -boxes are supposed to con-1
ain articles that make up the greater;
art of the valuation of $10,000,000 '
laced upon the cargo of the 6Ubmar-1
ifc by Captain Koenig.
What the articles are is unknown,
ome say precious stones. Some say
w?nHHp.a They are making a great
I Jecret of tiie matter here today. :
Collector of Customes James L. Mc- j
I K?rern is *n Hartford to confer with
I l^^etary of the Treasury McAdoo,
I Band will not bo back uiitil tomorrow.
I IH is said that the contents of the mysI^Bterlous
boxes were responsible for
Commander Yates Sterling U. S. N. [
f Bin charge of the American submarine j
^^baae here and Joseph C. Comstock, j
f deputy collector of customs, made an J
L inspection of the Deut&chland this af-.
P temoon. This inspection, it was stat- f
+A was by way of additional precau- j
I lioei toward the observance or uie j
^ meutrality laws.
^ It was expected Captain Koenig;
"would file his manifest today with the I
' customs officials. Tliis was not done, j
Certain invoices have heen recorded,
however, but if ten million dollars'
valuation on the cargo is cori
reot, these invoices give no line on
tie more valuable contents of the little
Seventy-five 'black stevedores wer? j
I brought here from Baltimore iou?j >
' to handle the cargo. With few ex-1
captions they are the same men "who!
an-loaded and reloaded the Deutschland
off Locust Point.
They were brought to iNew London
iv one bunch, and immediately herded
into the stockade at the state pier |
xr the Thames river, where the Deutschland
lies hidden. There is only
oae entrance to the stockade on the
land side and this is a small gate
I ^hich one can enter or leave the
?tackade without a pass and all the j
I stevedores' passes were taKen up mi
I soen as they entered the gate.
I , Stockade.
I They will not be permitted to leave |
V t&e enclosure until their work is finifihed.
/ The sailors from the submarine are
' k$ing given plenty of shore leave.
At almost any hour some leathercoated
member of the cre^ can b*
k teen wandering about the streets.
H^Some of the sailors speak good English
and they are all apparently vastB
iy pleased over the attention they are
JF The people of New London are pre*
v:~ to the comman
paring a ~ui& uauH?v. ?
der and men of the Deutachland^ It
irill 'be held on November 8. Mayor
| Ernest E. Rogers, of New London, and
k numerous officials and citizens, were
permitted aboard the -boat today, but
newspaper men are still barred.
ft The rules against visitors, as laid
B down by Captain Koenig, and the offiB
?ers of the Eastern Forwarding Company*
are aparently very rigid, but
nose the less quite a crowd saw the
This -morning a diver went under
V ^ater and inspected the bulkhead of
the Deutschland. i nere tu t? ium i
BP aoiall holes In that section of the boat, [
H according to the river's report, Probst
aily caused by the anchor swinging
W against the shell of the little craft.
| The hole caused some leakage on
K the trip from Bremen and will be reft
paired before the start homeward.
Captain Koenig has said that he does
H not expect to be here this time over
B a fortnight.
Dr. George Ahrens, an attache of
the German embassy, was among the
visitors today. He went aboard the
- . TT n MilVpn.
K Deutscmana wim ncu^ * ,
?resident of the Sastern Forwarding
Comapny, who comes from Baltimore.
The New Lpndon visitors were received
by Mr. Hilken, Captain Koenig and
Captain Hin-ch, and after general ih^trpductiona,
were permitted to pass
T t&tough the boat in relays of five.
JThe whole crowd then passed beL
fore a battery of cameras, a popular
i peee being Mayor Rogers and Captain
t Koenig in the act of shaking hands.
Big crowds of peotfTfe gathered at
tfce state pier this morning and this
afternoon, trying to get a peek at the j
?U>mariue, wu?. ?
I boat is effectively screened ironi view.
I flCSTER SHIP OF V-53 WAITS
B OUTSIDE TO CON TOT GERMAS
B MERCHANT SUB SAFELY HOME [
g (By Damon Runyon.)
m - 'New London, Conn., Nov. 3.?"I cer-1
fcfcinly would not be surprised if a!
r U-boat made its appearance in these'
I "waters. In fact, I expect one."
fe- This wae the comment made by'
B ODt. Paul Koenig, master of the Ger
flfe man underwater packet, the Deutsch- j
H land today on the report that a subWr
marine war boat has been seen off
I Ij*y "these waters" the little captain
L at the merchantmen meant the genii
eral vicinity of lAimerican shores.
K *'I was told not to look for a conTQy
when we left Bremerhaven," he:
J] aaid, "but you know the sole purpose
ejf the visit of the U-53 to American
iraters not long ago was to act as a
I ?onvoy for the Bremen, so I would not
if another U-boat ar
(t*C suiynobu ?? ?
"Is there any truth in the report ihat
<he U-57 left Kiel three days after you
departed from Bremerhaven?" he was
"I do not know," lie said. "I am
enable to verify that report."
He said the U-57, which is supposed
to be the-nnderwater ftghter now cruising
off Nantucket, is a sister ship of
Lthe U-53, which visited Newport ana
afterwards worked havoc to shipping
of! Nantucket and was built at the
"Do you expect to start back without
a convoy?" Koenig was asked.
"I do not know," he said. "I may
and I may not."
"Did the Eastern Forwarding comDanv
makn anv arrangement with the
German government for a convoy for j
"I do not know of that either," Bald ;
the captain. "Any arrangement of the j
sort that the government might make j
would be government business and i
they would not tell me." i
It is generally believed here that
the lJ-57 is somewhere outside. Capt.;
~~ ~ ' " " * * ^ ? A. i
Koenig'e atutaae ana me xavi tutu, j
none of the people conecttd with j
the submarine seem a-t all astonished I
by the report is taken to mean that:
they have positive information on the !
It -was reported that Capt. Koenigj
has asked for permission for the
Deutachland to pass through the Cape
Cod canal, and that he intended to
leav? here for Boston next Wednesday
to discharge certain portions of his
cargo consigned to Boston people, but}
Koenig today absolutely denied this!
The cargo of the Deutschland has
nraotlcallv all b?n unloaded and is i
stored in the warehouses of the East-1
ern Forwarding company on the state,
pier, alongside which the submarine is I
berthed. The seventy-five negro steve- j
dores imported form Baltimore worked :
fast and are now ready to reload the
Deutschland with the stuff which it is i
to take back to Germany.
Three swinging electric cranes hoisted
the cargo from the three hatchets of
the undersea vessel last night, until
today, and the stevedores hustled it
into the corrugated iron warehouses.
The mystery 6urrounding the exact
nature of the cargo continues. No manifest
has y<-t been filed at the cus
tom3 hrjse, according to Joseph C. j
IComstock, deputy collector of the
port. Crude rubber and nickel will
be taken back to Germany by the
submarine It is already in the ware- j
houses at the pier. The same sort of i
cargo was taken from Baltimore on j
the first trip.
Capt. Paul Koenig is to be awarded!
honorary membership to the Order of
the Sons of Herrmann next week.
SAX FELICE CIGARS
Fi?e Cents Straight And Worth It!
Owing to the greatly increased cost
of quality tobaccos, In fact every
thing pertaining to high grade cigars,
the makers of the San Felice cigar,
The Deisel-Wemmer Company, have
advanced the selling price to the
Jobbers and Dealers, and henceforth
this cigar will positively be sold to
the consumer at 5 cents straight instead
of six for a quarter as previously.
TheSAJf FELICE is national in its
geope and eharaeter, having justly attained
this eminence through its unexcelled
excellence. To maintain this I
unequaled standard of quality, the!
advance in question is absolutely un., I
avoidable. The generous-.support of
all men using quality cigars is earnestly
TTno ITn<thlo fn QrArA AftPr
^ t ff UCl i (? I f C-lt.7 I UU''iV W K/vv* V .
The First Half, bnt Managed to |
Hold the Yisitors Scoreless.
Spartanburg, Nov. 2 Newberry to-!
day defeated 'Wbfford in the annual
county fair football classic, 21 to 0.
After the first half Newberry was unable
to score, being held twice for
downs within easy striking distance of
goal. Wofford was weak in the first
period, when the principal damage to
the Methodists was done. The wonderful
end running of Taylor for the
Indians was a strong factor in th*
winners' offense. The game was very
rough, the Lutherans being frequently
penalized. A man on each side was
put out for fighting, while several on
either team were knocked out. in tn? i
second half, Newberry seemed to lose I
interest, and Fullback Carmichael, of j
Wofford alone, plunged through the '
Scarlet line several consecutive plays >
for a total of fifty yards. Newberry upsetting
Wofford's hopes of a touchdown
by intercepting a forward pasa.i
The Wofford line held in the pinches 1
in the last half and with the help of,
penalties, the Methodists were able to j
hold the score where it was. The line-1
Wofford Position. Newberry. 1
Glenn L. E Renken j
Kinard L. T Motsch ;
Deshields L. G Nichols |
Felder Center Brooks j
Pearson R. G Wessinger j
Smith R. T Stiles
Burnet R. E Williams
Osborne Q. B Delmm
Boyle L. H Taylor
Moore, Capt. .. .R. H Kennedy
Vaughn 'F. B. ..Capt. Gotchali.
CARET T'. S. HAIL |
W&shington, Nov. 2.?The United
States will not be assisting Germany
in evading the British "blackade" of
that country if American mails are
delivered to the Deutschland on her
homeward voyage. Secretary of State
Lansing said today that Great Britain
had never declared a legal blockade
of Germany. England sought to close
the North Sea by an arbitrary order in
council, the legality of which tne
United St*+es bas never admitted.
At the German embassy it was said
today that the Deutschland will carry
United States mails to Germany if
they are given to the vessel bv the
postoffice department. All arrancements
have been made for this service.
SHOKT WHEAT A>D COTTOX I
BIG ME>ACE TO AMERICANS
" * a |
New York Paper quoted as to unusn i
Activity In Buying1 Tp Wheat on j
the Chicago Market
Senator McLaurin returned Wed- !
inesday from New- York, where he j
went last week, and said he found j
the cotton situation still had very
strong support at these advanced I
prices, and that the last ginners' report
absolutely confirms the idea of j
a very short crop. The high price j
with the smallnesi of t'.io crop. mcan3 ;
-4-1?A ;~ >- oinn nrl f hftn
Uiai II IS 1JUU1 C UCOl i; ^iuutu
ever before in its history. The hign- j
est amount that it has ever shown befort
ginned on thi? ait* \v::s Go por
cent of the crop. This would make
this crop under 11,000,000 bales.
"I saw t.:e .'ollowing editorial in
the Xew \or)i 'Cvenr.i^ Mail while I
was gone,'" sa.d ??!.*. McLaurin. "It
may be of some in:erest in connection
with the cotton crop:
"'Tht British gov?- ment, me;
Dutch goveru. .out an. -.nor governments,
but p incipally tiio British
government, 41a*e oilers on the
floor of the Chicago gitu.i market to
buy wheat for them, and to keep the
hatter secret. To iivaige the identity!
of the principal means no more business
from the source for the broker. I
" 'One who knows tlie Chicago J
wheat pits as few men know it, *ent
about the floor the other day and got
a line on what this foreign Duymg
amounts to. In one day it was 2,000,000
bushels. Another day it was 1,500,000.
It averages perhaps fACut.',000
bushels a mouth. Clio So.w Y';rk
Times says exports from the United i.
States and Canada for the last thre? j
Vv i"r\ K rurx n of f Vi o rqfci C
XUUilLiiS uaic u&tu a,c I.UV i ? .
400.000,000 bushels a year.
" 'The wheat crop of America this i
year is equal to only 5S5,000,000 bush-,!
els. The normal requirements of this j
country for fee Ing itself are 625,000,000
bushels. rio meet our own needs
regardless of- >n.y svp jris we wcuM
have to (I.ua upon such supply of
grain ns v^u.5 left over from last season.
" 'The Canadian crop is a failure.
If 400 :;o0 000 bushels of wheat, or
anyth.ng like that amount, should be ;
sent out of this country, it would precipitate
a food crisis such as this
country never has known and, it is to
be hoped never will know.
" ' A'jicat is selling above $1.70 a
bushel. The price is so sensationally
high th?t farmers are rushing their
grain to market, dumping their stuff
as fast a3 they can, raUiag and scraping
their bins to get as much harvest
of gold as possible. The foreign
buyers, masked as they are by American
brokers, are gathering tne
grain, hurrying it to th*-1 seaborn,
shipping it across the seas.
44 'America can not spare a bushel
of its wheat. Every day that foreign
buying draws 1,000,000 or 2,000,000
bushels out of this country's stock increases
the danger of such a shortage
as will mean bread riots, hunger,
widespread suffering later on.
44 'What a shocking thing, what a
horror it would be if we, in our folly,
our blindness and our disregard of
national safety, permited the loreigners
to deplete our stock so that we,
the greatest grain producers of the'
~* ?J Vv/\ I
tiitr Lli, QUUU1U UC 1V1 ucu wv uujr uaun
grain from them that our people
should not hunger.
44 'It is idle, worse than idle, to think .
this situation is not .possible. Not
only is it possible, but probable.
Those who know wheat in all its relations
declare we may have to 'buy
back from Europe for $2.50 to $3.00
a bushel the grain we are now selling
so freely, so blithely and so
thoughtless at $1.50, $16. J, $1.70/ "
Mr. McLaurin said further:
" There are strong indications that
British interests are following the
same jplan with regard to the cotton
crop as set forth in this article about
wheat. Last . Saturday cotton cloEed
at 18.48 in New York, and 10.48 in
Liverpool. To meet this advance
Liverpool was due to open at IO.57.
it opened at 10.60 and went at orce
to 10.75, with spot sales at about onehalf
cent above Friday's spot markets.
I have been watching the market
closely and every weak it opens
at new high levels, and somebody
takes all the cotton o9rol for sale
so as to steady the market at a constant
advance. From what I could
gather on the street, Weld & iCo. and
Gwathmey & Co. are the recognized
representatives of the British inter-!
est, and have been the leading buy>ers
on this advance. England is
financing this war, and she has got
to make the money out of the United
States and other parts of the world.
In 1914 she made money 'because of a
panic about cotton and now, with a
full knowledge of the short crop, it
looks to me as if she was not only
buying all the available wheat, but
also the bulk of the spot cotton, and
this with the money furnished by the
United States, because the large i
loans made to England are in the!
way of credits here for the purchase
of supplies. The exports are heavy
but I heard from a reliable source,
in New York that much, cotton is 'being
stored here by England, and if
the same interests are ouymg iuiures ;
that own the spots they can advance'
the market wherever they please. Our j
spinners were caught in 1914 because
they let foreign spinners get iii and
buy the six-cent cotton, and I am)
afraid they are going to be caught
this year by waiting too long to lay in j
"I tM\k this cotton is being taken i
ca^e of largely in the United States
ba^ry^e ^ year ag0 English stock;
" p- > -^nble what they are now with
f-~1 "ory poor. It is not a specula-,
j Slip a few F
1 smokes into
J You've h
loke your fi
*oves out e
:e Albert I
( ? rriT?o
g/m pivibl IV give ^jua
There's sport smc
fit your own, but you
m to have the right t
fa Prince Albert will
? open for you to con
fv firing up every little
tive matter in the sense of gambling,
because it is based upon careful calculation
and a thorough knowledge oy
the British spinners of economic conditions.
The Englishman has made
up his mind that the war shall not
deprive him of his world trade and he
has caught the American spinner j
asleep again. The manufacturer here
who is short of his,requirements will
have to pay a big price to the owners
of spot cotton or shut his mill
down, because at present prices there
is not going to 'be enough cotton to go
around. England does not mind sendindvgold
here now because she knows
how to get it back again when the war
it: over and will make money selling
such cotton as she does not wish to
spin to their business competitors at
? V 9 fli,
a Dig pronu
"Last year they made use of the Lever
tall to mijk about two cents a pound
out of the market here because the
Englishmen could trade in the exchange
here, while the Americans
could not trade in the Liverpool exchange.
This meant that the Englishman
could at all times buy in the
cheapest market and sell in the dearest,
while the American was denied
the same privilege. That section of
the law has now been repealed, and
with the short crop, the Englishman
has made up his mind that he could
wioVo Tnarfl mAnmr hnvincr nn thft CTOU
UUVi V o -?? M.
and selling the surplus than he could
by aiding in holding it down."
Alt OTHER LETTER FROM
In the eaption of my former letter,
Mr. Editor, you called me a "Tar
Heel" but" I don't mind that a bit.
But, really, there is no tar, -jjid not
any tnrpentine about here that I have
seem It is like South Carolinians
being called "Sand Lappers," when
one third of South Carolina children
don't have any sand to play in. Two
fine old North Carolina Confederate
veterans up here like to laugh an*
say: "South Carolinians are 'GooberGrabblers/
" I don't know how it is,
as 'between North Carolina and South
Carolina,' but it is certain that gold
is gold?whether its in a man's blood
or in his pocket. "A man's a man for
I was in South Carolina recently
? > tiiii-riail +T?irv aa ir tt/vmo At 7T!\
UJUL a uuilivu tl Xjgf uuu o? r v* ?*?
old friends; but to my regret I could
not see them all. One or two hare "pass
ed over the river." Mr. Melvin Dickert
is one that -*e are never to see
again in his place at church, or elsewhere?'till
the end of time comes,
and the great reunion takes place.
The cotton between Charlotte and
Columbia seems to 'be very poor; but
in the Dutch Fork and ahout Pomaria
*+ <a rrr\r\A Hnn m o r? TlQOr Pn .
11 iO pi. tlLJ ^UUU, VllC JU1UU AAVUi V ?
iraria told me he? would gather almost
a full crop of cotton. I am glad;
for cotton at eighteen cents means
v The dry weather of South CarolinaIs
ours too! we have had no rain much
since some time in August?and not
much since July. The result is that
leard manv an Aorfni oU,* 4.1.- r
j vmaavu auvui U1C X
ocess that cuts out bite and par<
11 without a comeback I Stake yo
svery hour of the day. *
las always been sold Wl
i or premiums. We LB j
>king a pipe or rolling
Know tnat you've got
obacco! We tell you /
bang the doors wide A
le in-on a good time fa
so often, without a
regret! You'll feel li
has been wasted and \
^ back up for a fresh start
You swing on this say-s
gi thousand-collar bill! It'
* ness and contentment t<
the farmers want to plow for wheat
and the ground is too hard. They pre- 1
pare for wheat here with disk or 1
sulky or big two-horse plows. Stub- 1
ble lands are often put into wheat, '
but the land is usually plowed twice I'
and harrowed wrell. Lots of crimson
clover seed has been sowed on stub
I Die lanas eariy m tne suiwu wituj
most of it coming up and dying?and
some not coming up -at all. We have
only a few turnips?about tliree dozen
plants to the patch. There will
be but few turnips in this part of the j
v;orld and I don't know how to do i
without turnips and greens.
As the railroad runs near my study j
window I cannot help noticing the rail-1
road activity. I have not always been i
out of sight of railroad property. In
Georgia I lived beside the Seaboard
main line, and in Virginia I lived in
sight of the great Cnesapeake and I
Ohio and the Norfolk and Western; j
but the activity there was nothing to
be compared with this here.
Times have changed and business has
increased everywhere, I suppose; but
I cannot help thinking that prosperous
times are due to some extent to
Wilonn a/^miniRtratinn. T met a !
young man on a train sometime ago.
He was from Montana, but a native 01
Asheville, N. C., where he (had just
been to see his people. He had been 1
in the great West only a limited num- ?
ber of years. He said Wilson will
; carry his state, because everything
I is so prosperous out there. One thing
DID YOU (
VI U1U UlUt A
Maybe you ju
there is a ph.
your own hon
O. & T. 1
i East End Main Si
:h and lets you '
or bank roll that j
i national joy smoke
ke your smoke past O
vill be sorry you cannot ||
o like it was a tip to a y?
s worth that in happi- fj
3 you, to every man tj
ows what can be tj
Dut of a chummy ffl
pipe or a makin's ig
r e 11 e with /jf
Albert for fif
? q^HE Prlnc?
x Albert tidr
DS TOBACCO CO. red tin, and i?
Salem, N. C. Sjjjr $act" every Prine?
Albert package, hm?
reverse a rea' mesrage-to-yo*
Hdy on its reverse side. YonU
July 30th, 1907." That mean*
that the United States Govemment
has granted a patent on the
process by which Prince Albert i*
made. And by which tongue bite anf
^ throat parch are cut out! Everyf
where toharrn ic cnM
r Prince Albert awaiting yotc
in toPP.y red bags, 5cr tidy
re(* t'ns> 1?c* bandsona*\
pound and half-pounA
w tin humidors and fafc
^ that clever crystalv
1 glass humidor, with
! "^j|V\ \ sponge - moistener 4
Ik \ top' l^at keePs
^\?VW \ tobacco in suck.
l^wVX mV/ \ ^ne con<*'t'oa"~ *
I noticed about this young man w*s
that he no longer talks li&e us, ae
talked as I suppose the Westerners,
io. He never said "Yes" at all; he
always said "Yah." He never safo %
"No," but "Nab."
In South Carolina vhen I was pastor
there, I often went to see Aunt
Yinie Kibler who is getting up ia
years. As she was once married* I
dont suppose sh.e would mind if L
should tell her age; she was born in
1827. That is getting back and she
* * ? T^1? OUaa
is not as Old aa JIT. oane uucaij
Little Mountain. I managed to -call <
on her during my recent visit to tli?
home country and found her lively
and smiling as usual. I told fcer*
about one of my church "girls" being,
ninety-five years old. iWte have a number
of old people about here. Thcother
day vre had a grreat reunion
!\Ir. Jolm Wagner's. He is eightyNext
week we are to 'have anotlier
gathering of the same kind, where m.
man is eight-Jseven and goes to churclt.
every Sunday wTien his church hastservice.
I don't know whether North
Carolina tar and turpentine hav*
"" " -
anything to do wun isorxn varum**,
longevity any more than South Carolina
Little Mountain rocks and Pomaria
If your readers read what I h*r?
written and I find it out, I may writ*
again?just to let them know I hav?,
Most respectfully, v
Y. Von A. Riser.
st forgot that
le town. |
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