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WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT
"rOLTME **iv-.... * WAXAHACHIE. TEXAS. SATPRIIAY. SEPTEMBER U\. 191K. Nl .MBER 151.
nnnc strike is
OILED ID DEW YORK
11,100 MORE
ilEOJOE OOT
-fiSHORi'IK* AM> UMTHKS
TO THK UEMORAI
hTRIKK t'ALI..
j^r, Predict that Seventy
^ttousaivl Men Mill Be On
mrike Before the End of
Next Week.
gf YORK. Sept. I« —A sjmipa
rtr strike, which union leaders
_ will result In 7»,«M> men leaving
,4, jobs and joining the striking
glop* of the traction companies,
^effective In New York before
n jo»Uy.
thousand longshoremen
pi boatmen acre the first workers
, wpnxl to the strike fall. JWmr
Kim predicted th*t tliese men will
i followed by *5,000 machinist
rikers before night.
K, (he end of next week, unless
mba change iu the traction
like ritual ion, anion men predict
g thousands of other workers will
i cat, including meu in all indus
Im who contribute to the produc
U of power for the transportation
Tkr first clashes on Rroadway
m reported to the police today.
m| tars were held up and ston
nd a call for the pollc reserves
k meessary to disperse the strik
i
fte official announcement that ■»
■pathetic strike had lieen ordered
1 tn much minor disorder in many
tti of the city.
The police are prepared to estab
I districts and camp throughout
t city. Camp equipment will be
ought up from Stateu Island. This
ripmen. will include stoves and t
■plrte kitchen outfit. The long
orrmen have threatened to call out
I writers serving tlie police along
t water front, and this would at
M make the food situation criti
I for tile officials.
| — ■ ■ /
btsaxdh of workmen
ARK READY TO (.H IT WORK
FEW YORK, Sept. 16.—The Oen
il Federation I'nion yf Xew York
* Mbmitted to individual unions
**meodatlon.s for a sympathetic
ilf ** a boycott of the elevated,
l»*f and surface street car lines.
B» "solution adopted recoin*
■i* “a* preliminary to a general
*e" that the longshoremen, boat*
k. teamsters, engineers, firemen
1 plumbers whose labors keep the
* tuning atop work at once.
We guarantee to support yon to
> eud,” the resolution said.
If the men are called out the
I’nion will not affect us, as
' large supplies of coal and
* W more," is the reply of 1’res
* ^>°®t* of the luterlMtrougli
••to the strike threat.
[**•* the argument that the
"•*»• interests'* are determined
"uh unionism six trades unions
* **w*d> authorized tlteir lead
j^otull a strike at tlielr own dis
according to one rc|M>rt.
^•mhiaists* union of
bua ordered a referendum
J* * it is said. The
™v®«n are scheduled to meet
"r* *ftt*rno,'n »t 1 o'clock to
» similar vote,
"•tulmloner's report
w ***** thirty .see n persons
I a!?* hMt “d ‘wo killed on
11* di",r *rrected b> u,e
<rv ,De P»st twenty-four
a fisuaj m*n**e<' •M>d> of a man
W >_ .0° **** Tliird avenue ele
!«»*«. * ,hiN """’"‘"K. Thirty
in, iurerl jn „ r,-,u..enii col.
* Rftf.ThiJTT u,e sta,ion
hr, k, “** I1*"**- when a train
Nu W,,k*' breaker struck a
** *t the station tliere.
a,wa>'8 aPt to look
•dub,. .JUt n°* neiar|y so out
***10 father Pr're* P*'** I’or tltem
BUI STICK BATTUC,
American letgur.
Player*— nb hits pit
Speaker .... 4»►» 18* .379
Cobb 492 179 3fi3
Jackson . 542 189 .348
National I rogue. <
Chase . 477 loti .327 <
Duubert . . \40« 130 320 <
Wheat . f. 14 lt'.4 319 «
1
SERBS’ DRIVE BULGURS !
BACK TOWARD FRONTIER
&VLONIK1, Sept. 16.—Victorious
Serbian troops are driving the de
feated Bulgarians back toward the j
Serbo-Greek frontier in the diree- j
Ition of the Serbian town of Monastir,
said a Serbian official statement is
sued here early today. The Bulga
rian losses were enormous, one regi
ment losing 1,500 men.
THREE GOVERNS MEET IN
CORN GROWING COUNTV.
LEBANON, Ind., Sept. 16.-- Boone
county, famous as the home of prise
winning corn, today entertained
three governors: Samuel M. Ralston
of Indiana, a native of the county;
Thomas G. Bilbo of Mississippi and
Governor Pleasant of Louisiana.
The southerners came to help the
Indiana governor make the county’s
celebration of Indiana’s centennial
a success, i
BUENOS AIRE'S REPORT SHOWS
GRAIN' GOING TO THE ALLIES.
BUENOS AIRES. Sept. 16. —
Argentina's wheat has been sold al
most exclusively to the allies dur
ing the last six months. It has
be«n shipped, with practically no
exceptions, in British bottoms.
The export was 1,379,962 tons, of
which the United States took less
than 100,000.
GERMANY IS BLOCK
LOAN ID BELGIUM
LOAN MADE TO THAT GOVERN
MENT MIST BE WITH COV
SENT OF GERMANY.
United States Government Advised
Uiat If Such Ia«vn Is Made With
out Previous Consent It W’lll
Re Held Void./
--
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.—Ger
many will consider null and void any
loan United States bankers may mak
to Belgians with Belgian railway se
curities as a guarantee of the loan
unless previous consent is obtained
from the German government, Am
bassador Bernstorff told the state de
partment today. The text of the
statement is as follows:
“The imperial German govern
ment asks its ambassador at Wash
ington to inform the state depart
ment that in view of the statement
that in view of the statement that
|the Belgian government is trying to
(contract a loan in the United States
for the purpose of disposing of the
(Belgian state railways that any ar
rangements made during the German
(occupation or without previous con
sent from the German government
(will be considered null and void by
j Germany.”
(SAVES FELLOW PRISONER
FROM KILLING HIMSELF
tLITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Sept. 16.—
Otto Robisch o! Pine Bluff, who. of
ficers say, has confessed to the mu.
der and robbery of Oto:: ’""ibogo.
a young Italian of Lexington, Ok.,
■at Pine Blufr last week, preverted
;a fellow prisoner from commit! i'.g
suicide in the county jail here.
Leslie Gray, also a Pine Bluff
youth, charged with forgery, had at
Itempted to hang h aiself in his cell.
U'nable to make tin jailers hear his
lories. Robisch held t "ay in his arms
[for nearly a half hour, thus prevent- j
ling strangulation. itoDiscb was ex
hausted when help finally came.
lolUTS IF Ot|,|5|\.
National League.
j limbs— today even win low
| llruoklyn .5#7 ,.1M «t>3 .5**
itilUdelphia ..Mil .MS .51*0 .575 (
' Ihxitin .577 .5ml .57:1
* j
A merlcn n I engur.
1 Boston ,57« .57# .572
Detroit .574 — .577 .570
i« hiewgo .571 - .574 .507
HERMAN* ADMIT DEFEAT
AT HANDS OF HRITISH

BERLIN, Sept. lti.—In hot fight-j
Ing north of the Somme yesterday i
the Rrittsh forced the Hermans out
of the villages of Courcelctte. Mai
tlnpuch and Fler*. it was officially
admitted this afternoon.
ITALIANS Oil OFFENSNE I
QNTHEISONZO FRONT!
ROME, Sept. lfi. - Italian troop*. I
are now on the offensive on the
whole Isonzo front from Qorltz to
the sea and the Austrian line has
been broken at several point* The
Austrian losses during the last two j
days of fighting exceed ten thou- j
sand, it Is reported
DOT TO SPEAK
PRESIDENT WILSON CANCELS
ENGAGEMENT TO SPEAK IN
ST. Mills WEDNESDAY.
BIKER TAKES PUCE
On Account of the Death of IDs Sis
ter President Calls Off Engage
ments—Secretary of War
to Speak for Hint.
Ily Robt. i. Render.
ASBURY PARK, N. J., Sept% lfi.
—President Wilson today cancelled
his engagement to address the Na
tion Life Insurance Underwriters’
association at St. Louis on Sept. 20,
following receipt of the news of the
death of his sister, Mrs. Anne E.
Howe, at New London, Conn.
His engagements for Monday and
Tuesday of next week were also can
celled. The president has asked
Secretary of War Baker to speak for
him at St. Louis. The engagements
for the president to speak at Balti
more Sept. 24th still standB.
The president and Mrs. Wilson1
will probably meet Miss Margaret
Wlison, Joseph Wilson, the presi
dent’s brother, and other members
of the family, who whl leave New;
London with the body of Mrs. Howe,
at Trentoft, N. J. From there they
will go with the body to Columbia,
S. C.; where It will be burled beside
the body of her husband.
The president and Mrs. Wilson
will meet the funeral train at Tren
ton tomorrow afternoon.
D1PSEA MARATHON RUN
TODAY IN CALIFORNIA.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16.—The
best distance runners in San Fran
cisco and the bay region will par
ticipate in the twelfth annual Dip
sea Marathon to be run tomorrow
from Mill Valley to Willow camp.
The Olympic club, which will stage
the event, reports a record entry list
for the cross country classic. Tne
race is a handicap affair open to
registered athletes over 16
NAYIL BATTLE IN
EULFJF BOSNIA
HKL1KVKD THAT GERMAN AND
RUSSIAN NAVAL FORCES
ARK ENGAGED.
Heavy Firing Hit* Been Heard Along
the Swedish UoMt—Thick
Fog Obscure*
FlghUra.
LONDON. Sept. 16.—'The Morning
Post received a dispatch from Stock
holm to the effect that the German
and Russian naval forces were engag
ed in a battle in the Gulf of Bosnia,
north of the AUand Islands. Heavy
firing was heard along the Swedish
coast, but because of a heavy fog
U was Impossible to observe the fight
ing more closely.
DEATH CLAIMS
OM«Y SlsTKIt Ol' 1*10 SHU NT
WILSON OIKS IT IIKit HOMK
IN NKW MAHON.
PRESIDENT ADVISED
chief f:\erutlve Wi»» Immellnirlf !
Ailvivd iif the Heath of Ills
Sister—Ituilal Will He In
South Cati lln*.
NKW LONOON. <’*nn., Rept-. 1*
Mrs. Anne K. Ilovfe, the only
sinter of President Wilson, died her« I
___— .. __
MRS. ANNB MOWS.
j this morning at t>:3ll o’clock. At
j the bedside when death cum ewere
| Joseph Wilson, the president’s broth
[or; Mrs. Howe's two sons. Wilson
| and George Howe, and her daughter,
Mrs. Cothran, and Miss Margaret
Wilson.
I President Wilson, who was In
INTO ATOMS
AMMONIA PLANT OK CHEMICAL
COMPANY WRECKRH BY A .
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.
FOOD Klip DEAD
From Four to Ten Men Were Killed
and Several Injure*!—Parts
or Bodies Found M .iue ins
tance From Building.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. Sept. 10.—
An explosion that wrecked tlie am
monia rliyrstalll/ing plant of the
Aetna Chemical com pan) at Oakdat* 1
at midnlKht resulted in four to ten
deaths and in the serious Injury of
several others.
('omiMtny officials admitted the
loss'of lour men. The Identified
dead are John Paul and It. It. Dolibs.
Dohhs was sii|terintendeat and was
directing the work when tin- plant
blew up.
The laalles and parts of Isslies
were found mure fliun one hundred
feet from the n recked building.
Dobbs' death was estahllsliisl by
small pieces of flesh hearing
peculiar marks.
Several nearby buildings vv en
damages! and windows were broken
by the explosion, the cause of which
bus not lieeo learned.
Km ploy es of tlie Aetna Chemical
company's plant at Oakdale, when*
the explosion wrecked Ihe uilrate
building, declared this afternoon lliat
i prolmhly more than a -coif had been
| killed in the l*lu»t. One employe said
he entered the adjoining building
! and counted eleven lashes. These
he said were exclusive of the eight
d<-ad. whose scattered reiiuiins have
, been found.
An investigation lias already been
started by the manly officials to de
termine the cause of the exploelon.
formed At (mc« of hi* titter* death,
will not rnnie here, it was under
»:.»cnd ca*ly todov H*» and Mrs.
Wilton will tc »mpan> the body to
South Carolina for burial, however I
Mr* Howe had been constantly'
under the Influence of opiate* since
President Wilton wa* here early In
the week, 1 tenth was due to perito
nitis a.id complication*.
Mr*. Howe wa* born In Virginia
and. like her brother, wa* educated
tiiere. She had two son*. Wilton
Howe of Prlmo*. a suburb of Kwartto
rn ore, Pa . and connected with the
Pennsylvania railway. and Hr.
Ocorge Howe, n professor at the
I’nlvettUy of North Carolina, and a
di lighter. Mr*. Perrin Cothran of
Raleigh. N. C„
fir*. Howe wa- sixty year* old
Iasi Friday
FHE HUES RECIPilE
-GREEK JOWR OF FIORIRI
LONDON. Sept 1« Huttlan and
I'leneh troop*, co-operating with the
Serbians, ate reported to have recap
tured the important Greek town of
Kloilna troni the Mulgnrinns, said a
Central New* Agency dispatch re
ceived from Sgioniki today.
BREAK SEEMS
TO BE NEAR
IJITt'H MAY (KTt K IN MMJOTI.%-j
TIONS OVKH TilK MEXH’AN j
IMHtDKK PMOULEM
I DELICATE POINT
II Ik Admitted Tl lit I lie Negotiations
Have Hcadicd a Delicate Stage,
• Difference of View Aa U>
Patrolling Itonler. *
NEW LONDON, Conn.. Sept. 1«,—
Tim Amerlmn-Mexlcan negotiations
rcr.chotl a delicate point today.
Whether Carranza's willingness Is
more Important thaii able to patrol
the border was tho vital question
upon which the negotiation* are
turning. So fur as surfaee Indica
tions go the first chief will proon
Idy take over the duties which have
devolved upon General Pershing's ,
column, but the fact that hla repre- j
fntatlves have not committed them
selves to such a scheme make* the
peg dlatlons at this stage extremely
mportant and delicate. As matters
now stand the American comm la
donors are in favor of Carranza
doing most of the patrolling of Cv
I, rder with a sort of Mexican police.
Ihe Mexican commissioners proposed
j Joint International police. Now
ihe American commissioners want
l arranza to furnish a strong f >rce.
Today In the absence of the Mexi
can commissioners the American
’onfoeres indicated the belief that no
hitch Is In sight. The Mexicans
,iuve despaired of getting a loan
rom Wall street and have decided
to turn to the small bankers.
ilOHK CHICAGO HANKS
IK K TO 1IK CT-OHKD
CHICAGO, Sepf. 16. — Beveral
uore private banks in Chicago nre
lue to close their doors shortly, ac
■orrilng to a statement today of Mae
ay Hoyne, state’s attorney, who de
clared he knew of a number of sticlt
'one-horse, one-man Institutions ”
Further investigation Into the af
fairs of Michniuk n Sans, private
jankers, was promised for today.
EIGHT PERSONS IHJUHEO WHEN
SWITCH EH SIDESWIPES
NKW YORK. Sept 16 Blgbt pet
ions were injured here today when a
I’ennsyl'.anla passenger train was
tldeswi|ted by a switch engine at the
•ntrnnce of the Hudson river tunnel.
BELIEF GROWS THAT BREMEN
IS NEAHING AMERICAN COAST
NKW LONDON, Conn., Sept. It;.—
There is a renewal of the belief that
the German sub-merchantman is
nearing this port. This is indicated
by activities around the pier of the
Eastern Fir warding company today.
Haul Hilken. who directed the ar
rangements for the arrival of the
Deutschland, reached here today.
MIT 6® MM
BRITISH 01 TIE SOMME
mo WAt.Kit lAwm:!*
os THK KI WTION
NKW YORK. S«>pt tr. Tim
l«rir»'»t presidential Imt rworib
**d on Wall Hi root wan post oil
l>> a ooitwnlmiim i inn today
who placed n waiter of $ to.000
to fit,000 that Hughe* would
h# elected.
VEHZEUS MIT TET HEAD
THE REWJREER MINISTRT
LONDON, Sept 16 Premier
Zniniix lias finally ile< lined to at
tempt to reform the Greek cabin.t
and has suggested to King ('onatnn
tint- that former Premier Venlaehn,
leader of the pro-allied war pnrtv.
lie Invited to hind the new niinintry.
said an At Iieus dispatch to the KvVn
iitk Star today.
PLAN NAVIGATION RKTWiKKN
ONTARIO AND IKTH40N RIVER
ALBANY. N Y., SepL 16 Thru
iinvlgatlou via the New Yorit Barge
canal Is planned for spring hy State
Engineer Frank Williams from Os
wego to l.ake Ontario nod the Mud-'
aon river.
Williams Is Inventlgutlng toduy to
get an Idea of the cost It was ex
pected that the Pnlted States gov
ernment would help in tills work,
but thero Is no preaent Indication
that it will.
STILL TRYING TO FIND.
MAN TO FORM r.llIINKT
LONDON. Sept. 16 A Renter
dispatch from Athens today stated
that Monsieur Calngeroponloe has
been Intrusted with the Privation
of a new Greek cabinet.
CONFEDERATE HERO
IS MUSTERED OUT
GENERAL RAHIL I>lrKK PAHHKD
AWAY AT NEW YORK FOL
LOWING OPERATION.
Right Hand Man of General Morgan
in Raids Through Indiana and
Ohio Passed Quietly Away.
Early Today.
NEW YORK, Kept. Ht.—Brigadier
General Basil Ifuke died here Ogluy.
General Ifuke was "II years old. He
wax liorn In Kentucky and la notv
known In Louisville at a lawyer. He
wax the author of many hook* on
the civil war.
General Ifuke suffered an infer
tim of the foot while visiting Isis
daughter here recently. Ho wax
taken to the Presbyterian hospital
where an alteration wax performed.
It became necessary later to remove
lilx leg at the knee. The shock < t
the alteration was hxt severe for him j
to withstand.
General Ifuke was second In com-1
maud of the famous Morgan cavalry j
of Kentucky. When t'aptain John j
I*. Morgan lirst fanned Ills company j
at the outliccuk of the civil war Ifuke
was made first lieutenant. As the
command grew Ifuke rose in rank
with Morgan. He was Morgan's main
reliance in his raid through Indiana
aiul Ohio and many w riters have plac
ed hint among the heroes of the con
federacy .
President Rtatsevelt appointed Gen
eral Basil Ifuke us one at the trustees
of (lie f *hirkaiitnugu park, a |ssdtloii
he held until his death. He is sur
vived hy Several daughters and one
son, ( ulvtn .Morgan Ifuke of Ixiui*
ville, Ky. Ills wife, who died none
jyearx ago, was u stater of General
Morgan.
lULGAKIAN HKTKKAT IS
AHMITTKIf BY THE GERMANS
BERLIN, Sept. 16—A further re
treat by the Bulgarian right wing
In northern Greece Is offlcaily ad
| mltted by the German office today
BIG TO
IS GOING OR
VHMJiNT KlGHTING STILL URG
ING rktwkk.n hhitihh and
Germans north nomhk.
THE BRITISH CHS
Line Ha* Keen Thrust htrttMtl More
Than Five Thousand Varda.
Three More Villages Held
lip the Hriliah.
MINI MIN. Kept. Id.—The British
■enter haa thrust forward to a point
five thousand yard* north of lYutr
rtvux w<mkI* In a violent battle now
iaging north of the Montntc. tlnwgl
llalg tepiMnl to tie war of fire to
day.
The whol* villages of t 'owrceleue,
Martlupurh and Her* are firmly In
the hand* of the British. Klve hun
dred prisoners were raptured, mak
ing a total of u.ftoo Germans offi
cially reported captured In the first
forty-eight hours of the renewed
Somme offensive.
The Itritisli gains of yesterday,
linked with the groat French ad
vance early In the week, completed
the task of smash log completely the
whole of tlie German third line po
sitions ou practically the whole of
the Homme front umter attack, On
ly at Thlepval, where the German
works hare delayed the Hrltlah ad
vance, are the Germans still1 cling
ing to llie thin I line. Thlepval was
■ tit (tanked hy the British who rup
tured < ’oureelette yeaterday after
oooif and Its rapture In the next
Hrltlah advance appear* certain.
The new* of the British sneress
rs, coupled with the 'allies’ grant
gains In the Balkan* and the re
sumption of the Italian drive on Tri
este, has aroused the London pub
lic to n high pitch of enthusiasm.
How large a part tlie new armor
rd motor cars are playing In the
British advance Is not yet known,
Inti military critic* believe the new
war terrors have wrought havoc
among the German*. Dubbed "Wil
lies'* by tlie Tommie* the new ear*
present a terrifying appearance
alien in action. Their trial behind
the front lias convinced General Haig
if their worth.
The British advance yesterday
morning wna followed by a terrible
deluge of shells that poured oat ok
the German work*.
( oureelette village was literally
blown off the may before the human
llud liegan rolling down upon the
Teutons. The first stroke carried
the British to I'oureauv wood* and
Into the outskirts of Hern,
Hharp liuyonette and grenade fight
ing drove tlie Gernia nmaehine gun
ner* from thiir last position behind
the mins of the town and Klenn was
in possession of the attackers before
ins in.
The hardest fighting occurred on
the wings. The Germona dung ten
aciously to f'ourrelctte because of i|a
position on the flank of Theibral.
The German*, driven out of the vil
lage by a powerful smash, re-formed
about the cemetery a*d counter-at
tacked time and again yeaterday af
ternoon in an effort to re-capture the
town.
Near Maginturrh a ruined mill hut
been converted into a strongly forti
fied iMisItion, from liehiud which the
Teutoit* lout many successive coun
ter-attack*.
It AIN HTOI>N THREE
G A M EH IN NATIONAL
UKOOKLYN, N. Y.. Sept. 16.
Htooklyn won a race against an im
minent rainstorm yesterday, beating
Pittsburgh. 8 to t. in five Innings,
increasing her lead over Philadelphia
to two ful^ games. Eight hits, in
cluding a home run drive by Wheat,
with the bases full, netted eight rung
in the second inning. It was the
'twenty-eighth straight game in which
Wheat has made one or Store hits.

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