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THE SUMTER WAXGHXAff, Estate
Consolidated Aur. 2,1
- filOr 1H WIHSTOH-SILEM. \
ALLEGED CRIMES OF NEGRO
CAUSE OF TROUBLE.
TOqiDps Sent From Camp Greene,
Charlotte?Five Persons Killed,
Many Injured.
Winson-Salem, N. C, Nov 17.? i
The death toll in the riot here to
night which followed efforts of aj
?ob to Storni the city jail and lynch
a negro prisoner had been increased
sat midnight to five?a girl spectator
&b.d a fireman and three negroes.
The police believe that a detailed
search tomorrow will show that at
least' seven persons and maybe more
w?re killed.
Upwards of a score of persons are
believed to have been injured, five or
Six of them seriously. They are
mostly white and include two mem
bers of the home guard who were
called out when the mob made its
second visit to the jail after shooting
a negro and accidentally wounding a
?White prisoner.
Winston-Salem, N. C, Nov. 17.?
At least two persons are known to
have been killed and probably a
?core of others injured, several se
riously, in a >iot here tonight which
resulted from the efforts of a mob
of several thousand' men to storm
the city jail and lynch a negro ac
cused of shooting J. E. Childress and
tSbieriflf Flint and attacking Mrs.
Childress last night.
This city is tonight in the hands
W a mob and excitement runs
high. About 5 o'clock a mob storm
ed the jail and are said to have shot
to death the njegro charged with
Ikying committed an assault last
night on a. white woman.
? Later is was said the negro shot
in , the jail was ,not the right man
and the mob again formed in front
pt the city hall. The mayor ad
dressed them and implored the citi
l zeiis to disperse. The fire alarm was
rtiii? and the fire companies re
sponded.
A line of hose was run out and
the> water was turned on the crowd.
Indiscriminate shooting then en
sued. One young member of the
home guards fell, shot through the
bteast, and a young girl also was
inore or less seriously wounded.
^.'SJfce known dead are:
p Rach?el Levi, a young woman by
stander, and Robert Young, a fire
tnan.
The more seriously injured in
clude Margaret George, Linwood
HfKJler, John ,Rumpler. citizens, and
^raikv<>'Brienr. and*.. R. T. Hawles7.
members of the home guard; Char
left White, shot and seriously hurt;
Jules ? Smith, Ce&l Alley, J. J.
Adams.
? Five of the more seriously injur
ed, including two members of the
home guards, were taken to hospit
als, ? but many others were treated at
home. The total number injured
was not known and the police would
hoi even hazard an estimate.
The mob first tormed this after
noon, about 3.30 o'clock stormed
the jail. Three shots were fired and
the negro accused of shooting the
two men and attacking Mrs. Child
dress was seriously wounded, while
a white prisoner named. Tragg also
was hit in the arm by a stray bul
let
After some difficulty the police
succeeded in clearing the crowd out
Of the the building and then the
mayor called out. the Home Guard?.
Quiet reigned for a time, but later
the report went around tha4- the ne
gro shot was not man that had been
sought. By nightfall the mob had
reformed and started marching to
the jail, which was surrounded by
Home Guards.
Hardware stores were broken into
and revolvers, shotguns and other
weapons and ammunition taken. As
Ihe mob marched it increased in size
and when its objective was reached
It numbered several thousand. The
mayor sought to address the crowd,
but could not be heard. In the mean
time fire companies had arrived and
when the mob broke for the jail the
firemen turned water cn them.
. Firing immediately followed and
Young was shot dead. A bullet hit
Miss Levi, who was watching near
by. The Home Guards answered the
^oliey but the mob quickly overpow
ered them and went into the jail.
Two members of the guard were bad
ly hurt by being thrown bodily
down a stairway which they were
guarding. .
Apparently the mob did not find
the negro it sought, for no more of
the prisoners were fired upon. After
an hour or more the mob left the
jail" and started marching through
the business section of the town.
?radually it broke into groups and
for a time it was feared that there
'would be a race riot as some of the
groups headed for the negro quar
ter.
According to the police, the ne
groes were killed in the outlying
districts, where indiscriminate shoot
ing continued for several hours after
the mob had dispersed, following a
pitched battle between it and the
home guards and firemen, who turn
ed the hose on the crowd when it
rushed the jail the second time.
At midnight the worst of the trou
ble seemed to be over and the police
expected to have the situation in
hand by the time the troops from
Raleigh and Charlotte reach here
early tomorrow.
ALBERT ENTERS GHENT.
Belgian City Gives Kin?: and Family
Enthusiastic Welcome.
?->' i
Ghent, Wednesday, Nov. 13.?Kinc i
Albert, his wife and son, made their
official entrance into Ghent today. The !
party moved through cheering j
throngs and showers of roses and i
chrysanthemums. 1
tfeed April, 1860. "Be Jost <u
881. sua
DiSABNDIRO THE INT.. !
I -.-I
200,000 TO BE TURNED LOOSE IN
TWO WEEKS. I
When Movement Gets Well Under
Way Men Will Quit Army at the
Rate of 30.000 Daily?Boys in]
Fiance Will be Coming Back by j
February?Rainbow Division May
be Among First to Return.
; Washington, Nov. 16.?Movement
; of the American troops across the At- ?
lantic has stopped entirely and de-i
j mobilization of troops in cantonmentsj
1 and camps at home is under- way. j
i Gen. March, chief of staff, made:
j this announcement today, outlining 1
I the war department's plans in answer j
to questions the country has beer. '
asking since the day the armistice i
' was signed and it became apparent j
that the war was over. He said or- J
i ders already issued would send 200,- j
i'.OOO men back to civil life within j
J two weeks, and that when the pro- j
j gram was in full swing about 30,000,
j would quit the army daily,
j Fighting divisions of Gen. Persh- j
I ing's army in France will be demob- ;
j ilized as fast as possible in their home!
j communities. The chief of staff j
: would make no prediction as to j
j when the first division would start j
' home. It appears probable however,
! that the flow of returning troops can
I be in full tide before February.
{ Some officers regard it as possible
ithat certain divisions may be re
j called in advance of the general re
I turn movement. Gen. March indi
j cated that the Forty-second (Rain
bow) division, because it is composed
I of men from twenty-six States and in
j recognition of the fighting record it
j has made in France would be mark
ed for special treatment. The Twen
ty-sixth (New^ England Nationa'
j Guard) and the Forty-first (Sunset;
I divisions are in the same class so i:
j would not cause surprise if these
j three organizations should be desig
! nated by Gen. Pershing as the first
j to return. With six weeks of 1918
left it is possible they may be home
i Before New Year's Day.
Supplementing Gen. March's state
I ment Secretary Eaker said it would
j not be necessary to maintain all the
existing cantonments for demobiliza
tion purposes and that a study was
j now being made of those desirable
I for that purpose. The others, with all
j the divisional camps., he indicated,
j will be abandoned as soon as the men.
now occupying them have been mus
tered out.
The demobilization will be carried
cut in the following order:
First, development battalions, 71
? in number and comprising 98,190
i men; second, conscientious objectors
J not under arrest; third, spruce pro
duction division; fourth, central train
ing schools for officers with som.
I modifications; fifth, United States
! guards, now numbering 135,000 men:
j sixth, railway units; seventh, depot
I brigades; eighth, replacement units;
ninth, combat divisions.
"We have in the United States
now something like 1,700,000 men
and to muster out a force of that
j kind, of course, will take some time.'* J
1 said Gen. March. "Each man has to
I be examined physically, his final ac
I counts made so that the men may
get compensation they are entitled
to. Blank forms are being shipped |
to the various camps for use as these;
orders go into effect.
"The orders that have already been:
issued affect some 200,000 men. I
' expect to muster them out in two
weeks. When the machine is in full
operation we expect to release 30,
i 000 men a day.
i "In handling this problem of de
j mobilization one ? of the features
j which had to be considered was the
subsequent retaining of men for the
i regular army, or what will be the reg
j ular army, when congress passes laws j
i reorganizing that part. When the j
! war broke out there were only a lim
ited number of such men in the ser- i
vice, and the great number of men j
i who filled out these units were men j
i who voluntarily enlisted for the pe-!
j riod of the war. So we have offer- j
j ed these men who came in for the j
! period of the war the option of reen
j listing if they care to. j
"We have offered an immediate j
honorable discharge with a furlough j
of one month upon reenlistment ana
we propose to jisk congress to give
every single man who has been hon
orably discharged one month's pay.
whatever his grade is, as a bonus,
j Every man who is discharged from
! the army is entitled to wear his uni
| form for a period of three months;
? that is a very necessary thing be- j
I cause the releasing to civil life of
I three or four million men makes it
i impossible to clothe in civilian clothes,
i so great a number,
j "As men are discharged, we take
j up the question of the officers. Offi- j
, cers who want to apply for com mis- \
i sions in the regular army will be
J considered; officers who want tc p-u i
themselves in a class where they;
i can be used for future military op-:
I erations, will be offered commissions!
! in the reserve corps. The rest of
: them will be discharged.
"I have cabled Gen. Pershing to
} return to the United States orr troop j
j transports all the men who are cas-;
j uals or convelescents. sick and.'
I wounded, who are able to be moved
I and these men will come in a steady j
i flow across the Atlantic before thr:
larger number come back as units.
"With reference to casualties in
j the American expeditionary forces, i
; I cabled Gen. Pershing to report in
; plain English and not to code, so as;
! to save time, the name of every man!
i killed, wounded and missing up to
the time of the armistice not hither
to reported."
-i
l
We are also expecting to hear that
John Barleycorn would be willing to.
negotiate an "honorable peace."?
Anaconda Standard. ? '
td Fear not?Le* all the ends Thon Ai
LTEK, S. C, WEDNESr
us honored guest.
DUTCH GOVERNMENT INSULTS!
CIVILIZATION BY HONORING |
BEAST OF BERLIN.
Attitude of Holland is That William
Hobenzollern is a Distinguished
Foreigner Who Has a Claim for
Protection.
Amerongen, Wednesday, Nov. 14.? -
William Hohenzollern has not bee?
interned by the Netherlands govern
ment. He is regarded rather as a dis
tinguished foreigner who has sough;
refuge in Holland and who has a
claim to protection. Presumably he
is free to go where he liKes, but the
fact that his suit has actually beer,
interned restricts .his movement.
STILL LENDING MONEY.
United States Furnishing Money for
the Allies.
Washington, Nov. 18.?By extend
ing a credit of seven millions to th*
Czecho-Slovak national council today:
the; treasury added the tenth detto:
national among the allies. Grea*
Britain today was given a new creel i'
of two hundred millions, Italy fifty
millions, and Belgium nine millions.
m oem pm?
INVESTIGATION BEING MADE 01
FINANCLAL CONDITON OF
COUNTRY.
Government Will Find Out How Much
Huns Are Able to Pay for Damage
Done During Their War on Civiliza
tion. ?
Washington, Nov. 18.?A study of
Germany's financial condition has
been undertaken by government
agencies, with the view of throwing
light on. the nation's ability to pay
big sums as reparation for the de
vastation of invaded countries. Ger
many's national debt is represented
mainly by war bonds held within th
empire, estimated now at nearly 35
billion or more than two-fifths o;
the estimated national wealth of
eighty billions.
WANT AMERICAN TROOPS.
U. S. Soldiers Urged to Start Toward
Rhine at Once.
With""*the American Armies is
Eastern France, Friday, Nov. 15?
(By the Associated Press.)?Official
and civilians in villages in Germar:
occupied territory are sending man;,
messages to headquarters here urt
ing that American troops start to
ward the Rhine as soon as possible
It is feared that after the German,
move back there will be troubif
caused by stragglers.
Most of these messages have been
^cnt through French and Italian sol
diers who have been released from
German prisons. These prisoners ol
war are reaching the American lino,
iri large numbers.
A note reaching the headquarter:
of the First American army toda;
was written by a village priest. H
said the German soldiers had beer,
celebrating the signing of the armis
tice and his parishioners feared thai
their lives would be in danger if the
Americans failed to arrive soon.
Several German officers have ap
proached the American front line.:
during the last few days asking wha:
is to be done with war material left
behind, according to the terms c:"
the armistice. A German aviation
officer asked today where the plane?
of his squadron are to be delivered.
All these queries are answered by a
statement that a commission is cor:
sidering the question and that noti
fication will socn be sent to the Ger
mans.
Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of
the president, visited Verdun thi
morning. She then went to Mor.ser
ville. where only bare walls remain.
She passed Belancourt. which for
years was No Man's Land," and now
appears like a pile of crushed roc1-:
and went on to Montfaucon, which
commands a view of the country fc~
miles in all directions. The weathc"
is clear and cold.%
NEW TIME ZONES.
Government Fixes New Boundaries of
Time Zones.
Washington, Nov. 18.?New official
boundaries for time zones in the
United States, unifying the existing
lines and moving them slightly west'
wrad were announced today, effective
on January 1st next. The line sea
rating eastern and central zones goe?
through Franklin, N. C* Atlanta, Ma
con, Americus, Albany, Thomasville,
northboundary of Florida to River
Junction and the Applachicola Rh-er
to the Gulf.
MARCHING TO THE RHINE.
American Soldiers Will Soon Take*
New Watch on The Rhine.
With, American Army. Lorraine.
Sunday, Nov. 17.?Early tomorrow
morning the American advance to
ward the Rhine will be resumed ami
another big step on the road to the
rear of Germany will be taken. To
day's advance went without, a hitch.
A deep silence broods over this area,
the people having been nearly al!
moved out by the German
ARRIVES IN HOLLAND.
Former German Empress Takes Aero
plane Journey.
Amsterdam. Nov. 1S, 11.24 A. M.?
The forme German Empress has r?r
rive<] in Holland, making the trip by
airplane, according to the Zenenaax
correspondent of the Telegraph.
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nut at be thy Country's. Toy God'* bi
?AY, NOVEMBEE 20, IS
!? iiiimibii im hi mmn _n_t_?bu j ?mimiiwihiiii iimi
6ERMAN warship t0rpe00e
CREW REFUSED TO SURRENDER
j TO REVOLUTIONISTS AND
ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE.
: The Entire Crew of More Tiian Three j
! Hundred, Including Many Cadet:-:,I
i Perished.
j Berne, Nov. 1G.?The German war- i
jship Weisbaden refused to surrende;'
; to the revolutionists and tried to es-j
j cape to neutral waters, j It was pur- j
i sued and torpedoed by revolutionist ?
i warships. The entire 330 men, in-:
I eluding many cadets perished, ac- j
i cording to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger, i
NAVAL CONFERENCE HELD.
i - ? j
j German Officers Meet With British |
i Commander to Arrange Surrender I
i of licet.
-
London, Friday, Nov. 15.?The pre-!
j liminary discussions over the turning J
I over of the German fleet were held |
j tonight at Rosyth, on the Firth of I
Forth, Scotland. If there is no hitch ?
j the discussions probably may ehd with I
j Saturday's meeting. A delegation of
j American officers will be present a r
the surrender of the German high seas]
fleet.
rooo to mm Mm.
TO POOL FACILITIES WHILE
GOVERNMENT CONTROL
LASTS, 21 MONTHS AF
TER PEACE.
Question of Government Control or
Private Ownership Depends on Re
sults.
Washington, Nov. 15.?Regardiesss
of the ending of hostilities Directs !
General McAdoo intends to continue
to unify railroad operations and poo1,
facilities throughout the period of j
government control, which under th<
law will end twenty-one months al
ter peace is formally declared. Tht:
policy it was stated today, has beer
adopted definitely, and the railroad
administration will not limit it:
changes in the interest of economy tc
those contributing directly io winnim
the war.
Mr. McAdoo, together with oth^
observers of the development of gov
j ernment policies, is represented a:
believing that on the showing made
by the railroads under unified coa
~*trol during the next year or-two de
pends settlement of the issue of per
: manent government control and own
j ership, or of restoration of privat'
j management.
j Without attempting at this time tc
! take a definite stand on this question
j the director general, it is said, %>!aus
j to make government operation sho-A
! the best results possible, in service ;c
j shippers and travelers, rates' an
! treatment of employes. Instead of
j considering any proposed" reform ? -
.j the light of necessity as a war meas
j ure, he will regard it from th*
j standpoint of whether it will im
j prove transportation conditions for
j the nation's business in the future.
The director general hopes reform,
such as pooling of facilities, short
hauling and standardizing or unify
ing operations and accounting prac
tices will result in material economic
in another year and that ultimately
this will mean rate reductions or ex
] tensions to improve service.
! The railroad administration's pol
j licy, it was learned, will be to mini
i mize the influence of State laws and
i regulations over rates, b t to seek thv
j advice and cooperation of State rail
| way or utilities commission on po
j lice matters.
j BELGIANS RECLAIM BRUSSELS
j Hun Forces Withdrew Friday and
! Belgians Entered City Saturday
I Morning.
j Paris, Nov. 16.?Belgian advance
j guards entered Brussels Saturd::..
morning. The German troops begr.:.
?moving out of the Belgian capii::;
I Friday and are now nine miles away.
REDUCE WAR TAXES.
Senate Committee Adopts MeAdoo's
Plan.
I ?- - .
j Washington, Nov. 16.?Secretary
j McAdoo*- recommendation for the j
I downward revision of the revenue bill j
; to about six billions was formally j
.'adopted today by the senate finance]
; committee. ? I
j MONUMENT TO AMERICANS. j
?______
France Will Invite Wilson to Lay;
Corner-stone.
Paris, Nov. 15.?(British Wirelessj
! Service.)?President Wilson will be]
! invited to lay the cornerstone of the ;
proposed monument at the mouth of
the Gironde river commemorative ofj
the help given to France by the Unit-j
, ed States in the war.
j A national fund for the purpose!
I has been started and now amouvts to ;
j 300,000 francs.
LANSING ANSWERS SOLE.
Requests That Germans Not Confine'
Their Appeals to U. S. j
Washington. Nov. 15.?Secretary
Lansing announced today that he had
acknowledged receipt of the messag. ;
of Dr. Solf asking for a hastening]
of the peace convention in view of
threatened famine in Germany, and
had requested that the Germans not
confine their appeals to the United
States alone, but address them also toj
the allied governments.
Germany's system seems to be to
offer as a peace inducement some- j
thing that Foch has made her do al-i
ready.?New York Tribune.
THE TKUJb
>18.
to 8ic mm.
HURLEY SAYS SHIPS WlLfc BE
PROVIDED FOR PURPOSE.
Cliairman of Shipping Board, Sailing
for Europe with Herbert Hoover
Today, Has Mission of Returning
Men in Army to United States.
New York, Nov. 15.?Edward N.
Hurley, chairman of the United States
.shipping board, announced here toda\
on the eve of his departure for Eu
rope that the government intends to
return to this country speedily a i
large part of the American expedition
ary forces. The purpose of Mr. Hur-1
ley's trip to Europe is to arrange
the details for their transportation.
To offset the less of transport ton
nage through the withdrawal of Brit
ish ships hitherto engaged in carry
ing American soldiers overseas, Mr.
Hurley hopes to utilize 25 or 30
German and Austrian lines, with ac
commodations for 4,000 men each. In
compensation for the "loan" of these
vessels, he said, food would be sent
to the people of central Europe on
their return voyages.
Mr. Hurley said the shipping board
would be able to bring troops back
at the rate of 300,000 a month, "if
the war department wants them re
turned as fast as that." He would
meet General Pershing at American
field headquarters, he added, to dis
cuss the details of their homecoming.
While he will go abroad with Her
bert Hoover, federal food administra
tor, to cooperate in arrangements for
the shipment and distribution of
foodstuffs to the regions liberated un
| der the armistice terms and in a de
gree later to be determined to Ger
many and Austria, Mr. Hurley said
his mission had primarily to do with
"getting the boys back home."
Convalescent wounded, including
many who would have returned to the
battle front had the war continued,
would be the first troops brought out
of France, he said. They would be
followed by units of various branches
of the service, following plans al
i;eady partly worked out by Secretary
Baker and the general staff.
On future developments in the in
ternal affairs of Germany and Aus
tria, and their relations with the al
lies', the shipping official added, to
gether with the trend of European
events in general, would depend the
number of troops to be brought to
this country within* the next few
months, but he was preparing, he
stated, to transport large contingents.
There are 67 transports flying the
American flag, Mr. Hurley said, and it
is hoped that these, with German
and Austrian liners, which he an
ticipates using temporarily, will suf
fice to bring American soldiers home
as rapidly as the military authori
ties desire. If their capacity proves
inadequate,' he added, the shipping
board has 125 double deck cargo
vessels, some of which can be trans
formed for transport work. He is re
luctant, however to withdraw thesp
from freight service except in an
emergency.
Mr. Hurley said he would take up
with the allied maritime transport
council in London, which would in
turn confer with the German ami
Austrian maritime authorities, the
question of utilizing some of the idle
tonnage of the central powers. There
were 15 liners at Hamburg and
Bremen, he stated, and ten or 15 in
I Austrian ports which could carry in
the aggregate 100,000 men on each
voyage to American ports, returning
with food or other necessary cargoes.
British transports, he stated, whicn
have carried 60 per cent of the Amer
ican troops bound overseas since :he
military program was increased last
summer, will be utilized to convey
British dominion and colonial troops
back to their home countries.
Mr. Hurley said that present plans
call for his return with Mr. Hoover
before Christmas. They will sail on
the Olympic tomorrow, going first to
London for a three days' conference
with food and shipping officials. From
there they will go to Paris to meet
authorities of the allied and American
governments in direct touch with the
rationing and .shipping situation o;:
the continent.
Commenting on the government's
plan to continue the emergency ship
building program to help make up
the worlds deficit of 20,000,000 tons
i brought about through the ravages
j of war. Mr. Hurley said American
I yards will produce 150 vessels of 1.
! 000.000 tons aggregate during No
; vember and December. Another 450."
000 tons of cargo carriers would be
released, he added, by completion on
or before January 1 of voyages in the
nitrate trade, which will be discon
tinued as a result of the cessation of
munitions making on a large scale.
Mr. Hurley declared that his board
hopes to return ships in the service!
of the war department and vesselsi
under its own charter engaged in
government trade to the regular com-1
mercial channels within a year. Th-i
shipping board would continue, he a~-!
serted. its policy of paying American ,
wages and would conduct a country-j
wide propaganda to attract men to I
the merchant marine. A feature of
this plan, he said, is the preparation i
of a textbook on ships and shipping,:
which will be introduced in the pu^- j
lie schools. . !
"Having spent billions in building
an American merchant marine," de- ?
clared Mr. Hurley, "with ships equip-:
ped with quarters fit for Americans,
we propose to carry on the work w 1
have begun. All we ask is that man;:-1
facturers take advantage of their
opportunity and provide the cargoes!
necessary to keep those vessels at
sea."
He predicted that within five years
1.000,000 men will be engaged in op- '?
era ting the merchant fleet, including!
officers and seamen, shipyard work- 1
ers and men and women in factories
making marine equipment. i
SO?TflROJT, IBMiiMWin? Jrae, MM,
VoLXLVn. No. 28.
T?RMOiL lH BERLfN,
" . I
AFFAIRS OF GOVERNMENT? IHf
STATE OF CHAOS.
Premier Ebert Declares, However,
That Majority of People Support
Authorities. }
Amsterdam, Saturday, Nov. 1$??
Berlin newspapers and dispatches
reaching here indictae that there is
great confusion in Germany over the
powers to be given the various conn*.
cils, committees and officials.
The dispatches indicated that there
is chaos in government affairs owing? .
to the formation by the Spartacus
group of a new political party which; ?
has reduced the strength of the In- ;
dependent Socialists. How strong this
new patry will be is not known.
The socailed executive council of
the workmen's and soldiers' council
has followed the Berlin garrison's de
mand by "temporarily" rescinding its
order for the formation of a civilian
red guard. There is reason to believe .
that the executive council, despite
the fact that Captain . von Beerfeld
was forced to leave it because he was
considered too radical, is still more ;
socialistic and radical than the larger
council, from which it has its com-,
mission.
That the bulk of the soldiers them*
selves refused to countenance B?lsbe
rg methods again -has been demon
strated at a meeting in the reichstag
building of delegates from all the
soldiers' councils in Berlin and dele
gates of similar councils elsewhere.
The Berlin soldiers are united firmly
against Dr. Karl Liebknecht. They
declared he had been thrown out of
the barracks owing to his repeated ef
forts to deliver incitive speeches.
Premier Ebert in addressing the/
meeting declared that a vast major-"
fty of the people supported the gov
ernment. The government had noth
ing to fear from the troops at the ;
front, but that many men from rear
positions who are hurrying home are
causing disorder in Baden and Wurt
temburg.
The premier added that the United
States would help feed the Germans
but that order must be maintained.
TELEGRAPHERS GET WAGES
RAISED.
McAdoo Orders Advance of 13 Cents
Per Hour?Order Involves Aggre
gate Increase of About $?0,000,000
for the Year. :
Washington, Nov. 16.?Railroad
telegraphers' wages were advanced
by order of Director General McAdoo
today to thirteen cents an four
above the rate prevailing last Jan
uary 1st. Eight hours hereafter is
to be considered a day's work and!
overtime will be paid at the j$?e of
time and a half.
This order, involving aggregate in
creases of about $30,000,000 a year,
applies to between 60,000 and 70,000
I employes, including telegraphers;
telephone operators, agent-telegraph
ers, agent-telephoners, tower men,
lever men, tower and train directors,
block operators and staff men. It does
! not apply to telephone switchboard
operators. A separate wage order will
be issued next week applying to rail
road agents who are not telegraph
! ers.
The order meets partly the re*
quest of the order of railroad tele
graphers for advances and will tend
through the provision for time and
a half pay for overtime to cut down
the long hours of employment.
GERMAN TROOPS CLASH.
Streets in Brussels the Scene of
Fighting.
Paris, Nov. IS.?Conditions in
Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday
were, as disturbed as on Sundahy
I and Monday owing to many clashes
j between German troops, says the
..Bruges correspondent of D'lnforma
j tion. In a fight in which machine
j guns were used, at the northern
! railway stationn, twenty soldiers were
J killed.
Automobiles loaded with soldiers
j and carrying red flags paraded up
J and down the boulevards. Officers
were driven from the streets and
those found hiding in private houses
were killed.
The governor and his suite, the
correspondent adds, are believed td
have escaped, but of the officers at
tached to the staff of the local com
mander many were assassinated.
The Belgian population took no!
part in the disturbance.
ELEVEN STATES GO OVER.
Officials of War Work Campaign Ex
tends Time.
New York, Nov. 16.?With $108,
405.408 no hand towards its revised
goal of $250,000,000, officials of the
united war work campaign announc
ed tonight that the d.ive, scheduled
to end next Monday, would be con
tinued until Wednesday night
This decision, it was explained,
was reached after receipt of hun
dreds of requests from all parts of
the country demanding an extension
of time because two days of the
campaign were virtually lost as a re
sult of peace celebrations.
Eleven Stares have passed their
quotas, according to telegrams re
ceived at national headquarters, but
pending official confirmation none of
the reports have been recognized.
The official report issued tonight
showed the nation's total divided as
follows: *
"Eastern Army Department $38,w
SS6.974: Northeastern Department
$10.601.136; Central Department '
$42.337.977: Southeastern Depart
in ent, s- 91 r, Southern Depart*
ment $5.225.380; Western Depart-*
ment $5,367}SS7. . f
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