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4 THE MORNING STAR, WILMINGTON, N. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, six. iilii lilir vir National Special Aid Society OCIAL and PERSONAL Weekly Report of Patriotic and Contributions By Wilmington Women. THE HUN'S PLEA. jrfOh, won't you come to be friends with Y'- And Allied nations stop the fight? f-i- vnnrselves A Personal Appeal and Warning.

This is for you! Have you taken your share in the, Liberty loan? If you have America is proud of you; if you have not, Germany is proud of you, and American blushes that she ever gave you birth. We are facing the crisisMn this war; our American boys are facing German bullets. Our government, with boundless faith in her sons, has called for men; they have volunteered, been equipped and sent to the front. Now we are called up to lend out money to maintain them. Shall we refuse? The man who does it is a marked man, as signally marked as is he whom we call slacker.

There is no extension of this campaign; there can be no cessation of our work until our men cease to fight; we go on until October 19th and then we go over and round up our full quota. You are weighing your own self in the balance; you will announce the weight of your patriotism; you will make your own record and it will stand for or against you all time to come. This means you, not your firm or your company, not your wife and your children, but you. the bottle near to look at it for our own encouragement. The Greek citizens of the town sent two delegates to bring us $105 to- use in the work.

We are deeply moved by this gift because it came fromthese new citizens and was an appreciation of- the work we are trying to do though we liave done no more for them than for any other group of persons in town. D. L. Gore sent us a check for $100 to be used in our work and the Swift Fertilizer Works sent us $200 and these three checks, inasmuch as they are so large, have greatly relieved our financial anxieties. We wish also to thank the following kind persons for their gifts: Mrs.

W. J. Woodward, a Friend, $11; Geo. French, $10; Frank Andrews, Mrs. H.

P. Mose-ley of Farmville, J. Horowitz, $15; Mrs. Kells, Mrs. Johanna Schloss, $10; a Friend, Mrs.

Z. W. Whitehead, $10; M. L. Starkey, Mrs.

Will Hutaff, Lloyd $10; Mrs. Thos. F. Wood, $20; J. L.

Hawkins, Mrs. T. Cockey, $10; Mrs. J. C.

North, Mrs. J. B. Rice, Julia Harrlss, Alex. Kosch, M.

R. Stokley, $50; Dr. Carrigan, Mrs. MaryrI North, a friend, Miss Edna Davis, Miss Ruth Smith, $10; Miss Martha Williams, $25; Miss Dis-osway, Miss Marie Benton, $5. Resides these gifts we have splendid contributions, from friends who have given supplies.

We have been puzzled to know whether contributors have meant their gifts for the local Special Aid treasury and its phases of the relief work, or exclusively for the Wilmington relief work whose funds are handled by W. P. Sprunt. If any of the donors mentioned above prefer a transference from the Special Aid treasury to the Wilmington relief treasury, Miss Wood will do so upon notification. We all wish to, have the gifts placed where the donors wish.

We will win this war Nothing else really matters until we do! Ir- We cannot make a report of our work this week. We are so busy witn emergencies connected with the influ-enzt epidemic that we haven't time to write about our various enterprises. We have been rushing along almost without cessation for more than two weeks and of course we are pretty tired, but we are very grateful to be of servfee. For years we have had the privilege of helping people abroad and now it is our greatest privilege to help our own at home. The Foreign Work.

We have persistent and urgent requests for French dressings from French hospitals that are not aware of our local conditions. As as we can we must get back to oui work. Yesterday -we had a letter from a nurse in a hospital in France thanking us for some much needed and much appreciated surgical dressings which we packed in May, 1918. Acknowledgments. The National Special Aid is very grateful to persons who have so liberally contributed to our work.

We have drawn heavily on our stock during the epidemic; we have given out small and large sums for emergencies; we have incurred bjg responsibilities; we havea financial obligation toward the military, but we will probably have many needy cases to look after when normal times return. Wednesday the street employes sent us in, by Will Ennett a whole jar of patriotic money and many a half dollar was in the pile. We have been so busy we have not got round to counting the money yet, but we have been keeping SPECIAL AID SUPPORTS NURSERY INDEPENDENTLY Assumes the Guardianship of Babies For An Indefinite Period. In addition to its many other activities the National Special Aid society has decided to bear the entire cost of maintaing the Patriotic Penny nursery, established by the society at the corner of Sixth andfQieen streets, to care for children while their parents are ill in hospitals. It was stated yesterday that the children will be cared for indefinitely, and it is evident that it will be several weeks yet before the parents of some are able to take them, and then, some have teen orphaned since being taken in the institution.

The statement was unconditional. The Special Aid society assumes the position of guardian for every child left in its care and will bear tile expense out of the contributions that are made by the public through the usual channels, until the child is called for by its parents or directed by them to be deliverd to some other person. T.he people were assured when they gave up their babies that they woul 1 be given as good attention ao they get in their homes and this the society proposes to do. The National Special Aid nas been greatly handicapped in its worit by the epidemic. The block messengers, who made the weekly collecti ns, have recn giving their time to other work and consequently, contributions have now dropped from $150 per week to abcut $20.

Regular weekly collections will be resumed. Wednesday of this week and those who have been giving a small amount each week are vsked to be ready when the messengers call. The society is badly in need of funds and it has been suggested that instead of paying the regular amount for one week that it be trebled to make up for the two weeks that no collections were made. WILL SPEAK- IN BALTIMORE. Mayor Moore Expects to Attend Commercial Congress There Dec.

10. In response to an invitation- from James H. Preston, mayor of Baltimore, Mayor Parker Q. expects to attend and deliver an address before annual convention of the Southern Commercial congress which will be held, in Baltimore the week of December 8th. The principal subject to be discussed by the congress" is the Atlantic deeper waterways project, and Tuesday, December has been set aside as the day for' the discussion of this matter by the mayors of the eastern seaboard cities.

On the evening of the 10th a dinner will be given by Mayor Preston in honor of the visiting mayors. Porto Rico's Loan Qnotn. San Juan, -Porto Rico, Oct. 12. Porto Rico's quota for the fourth Liberty loan has been fixed at $4,000,000.

For 4the third Liberty loan, Porto Rico sub scribed a little Jess than $3,000,000, making a total of $6,000,000 subscribed for the first three loans. 1 1 The Flavor Lasts Dor you muL bcc 'Tis useless to oppose my mignt, -I ask it only for your sakes. And wish it to be understood My tender heart is stricken sore At further shedding of your blood. My armies are invincible, My people hold the will to win, So you can very clearly see The dreadful fix that you are in; It is not that I face defeat, Oh, no! that I this offer make; 'Nor yet that I would gain more time, And stronger steps to conquer take. I pledge my honor to my faith; Could you ask more? I'll e'en permit Your money Belgium to restore Where 1 have stripped and ravaged it; 1 Then, Allies, listen to my plea, Unselfishly I urge you cease This fighting; it is for your good That 1 propose this bargain, peace.

Baltimore American. Mr. and Airs. J. R.

Hardin, of Goldsboro, spent the week-end with relatives here. Miss Elizabeth Finny returned to her home in Richmond yesterday after spending some time with friends and relatives in this city. Mrs. A. G.

Warren, residing at 512 CIVestnut street, left Sunday morning 1 for Charlottesville, to attend her son, A. G. who is ill with influenza at the University of Virgina. SMITK-M'GEK WEDDI.N'G AT MT. OUVB PRETTY EVENT Mount Olive, Ocl.

13. One of the prettiest of the early fall weddings took place here last Wednesday ev ening" at eight oclock at the attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonza James Davis, when Miss Alice Vivian McGee became the bride of Roger Alexander Smith, of Goldsboro. home was beautifully decorated I with a profusion of riowers and potted plants.

Just before the ceremony Mrs. McCarthy Hanger, of Washington city, i r.a most charming manner sang, accompanied by Miss Hulda Slaughter, of Goldsboro. To the strains of Lohengrin the bridal party1 descended the stairs and took their p-laces around an improvised altar of ivey and rosesin the north par- lor. First came the bridesmaids, Misses Louise Davis and Margaret Ed- mundson, charmingly dressed in white net dresses, carrying white chrysanthemums. Next came the groomsmen, Melviri knowles and Stephen Anderson, of Wilsin.

The dame of honor, Mrs. McCarthy Hanger, of Washington, D. followed these, wearing an exquisite gown of Nile green tulle and 'chiffon, embroidered in silver leaves. The maid of honor, Miss Elizabeth McGee, sister of the bride, was beautiful in her gown of white satin and chiffon, with an arm full of white The flower girls, little Clair Faison Davis and yMary Scott McLean, dressed in their dainty-ruffled dresses of organdie, made a rdse petal path for the bride from their baskets of pink and sunburst roses. The bride entered, Jeaning on the arm of her brother, Julian McGee, and met the groom with his best man, Graves Smith, of Goldsboro, 'at the altar Here a most impressive ceremony was performed by Rev.

William Baker, pastor of the bride. The bride was handsomely gowned In white duchess satin, embroidered in pearls, with court train, wearing a veil of tulle caught with orange blossoms. She carried an exquisite shower bouquet of. bride's roses. The south parlor -was used for the gift room, where many handsome presents attested the wide popularity of both bride and groom.

The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. john A. McGee, and is one of the most popular members of the younger social set of Wayne county. The groo mis a most successful young planter of Johnston county and is popular with a wide circle of friends not only of Goldsboro, but throughout the 3tate.

The bride and groom left on the northbound A. C. L. train for New York and other northern points of interest. CAR STRIKES AUTOMOBILE.

Ford Driven by Rev. M. T. PLyler Badly Damaged in Accident. The automobile of Rev.

lC T. Plyler, pastor of Grace Methodist church, was badly damaged when it was struck in the rear by a bach car at the corner of Third and Princess streets about 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Plyler was the only occupant of the automobile, and sustained no serious Injuries. The right rear wneel of the automobile was demolished and the fender and back were smashed, making the rear part of the automobile almost a complete wreck.

The accident occurred when Mr. Plyler was backing his car out from a line of vehicles standing in front of "Woolvin's fnneral parlors. As he cleared the line of automobiles, a beach car, coming down Princess to-- ward Front street, struck the Ford, knocking it upon the sidewalk. Mr. -Plyler fortunately escaped unhurt.

He stated that while backing his car he could not see the approaching street car because of the line of automobiles Which blocked his vision; neither did he, hear it until it was within a few feet of him, and so was unable to avoid -the accident. DOTS Picked Up Around Town Colored Woman Die. Annie Kelly Jamison, colored, daughter of Pauline Kelly, died at the home of her mother, 216 Wooster street, yesterday morning after a brief illness. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. Not Cemine: to Caswell.

Chief Clerk, of the Medklerfburg county exemption board- Saturday received notice from the government recalling the orders previously given for 75 negro draftees to be sent to Camp Greene, October, 16 and 40 white men to be sent to Fort Caswell, October 21, owing to the influenza epidemic in jthe camps, says yesterday's Charlotte Observr. Church Buys Bonds. The negroes of the city are not lacking in patriotism when called upon to invest their money in Liberty bonds. The pastor and trstees of St. Luke's A.

M. E. Zion church met yesterday afternoon and decided to draw $1,000 from the treasury of the church and invest it in bonds. This church recently purchased $1,000 worth of war savings stamps. U.

S. Courts Postponed. District Attorney J. O. Carr has been advised by Judge Connor that, on account of the influenza epidemic, ithas been decided' to adjourn the terms' of the-Federal court to be convened at Elizabeth City Tuesday of this week and the term for Washington, N.

on Tuesday week, October 22. The bar of Washington met and recommended the postponement of court there Until the epidemic crisis shall have passed. Small Blaze Yesterday. Firemen were called out yesterday afternoon to extinguish a small blaze originating in an outhouse at the home of Miss Maggie Robitzsch, 31l" North Seventh street. The alarm- was- turned in at 4.14 o'clock from box 34.

The fire was checked before tfie building, which was used as a wood-house, was damaged further than having a portion of its roof destroyed. The 'cause of the fire ws unknown. Home on Furlough. Commandant Fred Rice, U. S.

arrived in the city yesterday morning to spend a ten-day furlough with his family, at 105 Castle street. Mr. Rice is well and favorably kn'own here. Upon returning from France recently he was detailed to serve as member of the United States naval board of inspection, where he performed service through his knowledge of ships, gained in 20 years expedience in United States steamship inspection service. Mrs.

Conjerleton Passes. Mrs. Louisa Congleton, of Scotts' Hill, died of pneumonia yesterday morning at the high school emergency hospital, where she had been carried for treatment. Her illness was of short duration, having been confined to her bed about ten days. Mrs.

Congleton was 29 years old. She had a number of friends in Wilmington who were deeply moved by the news of her death. The body will be -shipped to Hamp-stead this morning and" the funeral service and interment will be there. Leaves for Ground School. Thomas M.

Wells, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Wells, of this city, left last evening for Minneapolis, where he will take his course of training at the ground school as a naval aviator.

Mr. Wells, who is one of Wilmington's most popular young men, volunteered some tirqe ago for this service and has been waiting his calL This has recently arrived and he left last evening on the long journey out to Minneapolis, carrying with him the very best wishes of a host of friends. Another "Crop" of Flios. Wilmington has a new and healthy crop of flies, according to a Statement from the board of health yesterday, and Dr. Charles E.

Low, county health of ficer, requests that merchants and business men look up their fly traps and put them in operation again. This crop of flies, it is believed, has been hatched by the warm weather that has existed in this section during the past week or more, and the health authorities are anxious to have the cooperation of the public in removing the menace as quickly as possible by trapping or poisoning the little Funeral of Mrs. Westbrook. The remains of Mrs. Mary Alice West-brook-, whose death occurred Saturday afternoon at the James Walker Memorial hospital following an attack of pneumonia, were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in Oak-dale cemetery.

The funeral service was conducted at the graveside by Rev. M. T. Plyler," pastor of Grace Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Dr.

A. D. McClure, pastor of St. Andrews' Presbyterian church. The newly made grave in the family lot was covered with many floral designs contributed by loving friend.

Pallbearers were Roger Moore, I. W. Cooper, T. E. Davis.

Albert Creasy C. D. Yarborough, and Mr. Wright. The deceased (had a large circle of friends in the city, and her presence will be tmisRCil MASKS FOR CHURCH MEMBERS.

Novel Scheme Suggested For Keeping Churches Open During Epidemic. Wilmington's third "churchless" Sunday has passed and the town is now on the way toward its fouuth, unless the epidemic situation continues to improve during the week. Some agitation among the ministers of the city was made Saturday to secure -permission from Dr. Stiles to hold church services yesterday, but the blanket 'order issued by the state board of health Saturday morning precluded local action on the matter. "It has been suggested that churchgoers be allowed to use "gas masks" made of gauze and attend as usual next Sunday, if the backbone of the epidemic nas not been further broken by that time.

Advocates of this idea argue that if nurses and relief workers can go among influenza patients in safety while wearing the mask, church members can sit In a well ventilated church and run no risk of spreading the disease, pror vided they wear "germ proof" gauzes over their mouths and nostrils. The minister, however, would not be able to use the mask, as it would undoubtedly impede his flow of oratory, but it is argued that this would cause little harm to any except himself, as the congregation would -be protected by the masks from any "flu" germs he might carry. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS I The condition of Dr. J. E.

Lucas, who has so ably and com-batted Spanish until was himself stricken a severe attack, is improving, to the delight of hist Go Over' or 'Come Over' For Bonds." SPECIAL Three small cans Peas for 25c. Phone early. FRANK M. ROSS. Phones 108,, 109, HO.

'Buy and Keep OLD HATS ARE VALUABLE Tou can have- them Remade, Blocked, Pressed and RtrimmoH They will last longer and look, like new. Expert hatter in attendance for ladies' work. Out-of-town business solicited. WILMINGTON HAT WORKS 128 Market St. SECTION" OFFERS TO ADOPT AMBULANCE BABY Blue-Eyed Baby Born In Ambulance.

Arouses Parental Instinct. The following from Stars and Stripes, official publication of the American expeditionary forces and issued in Paris, will be of interest locally, in view of the fact that the hero, Private Preston C. Sparkman, is a NOtth Carolinian and a native of Rocky Point, near Wilmington: "In these days when the paternal instinct has been keenly aroused by the adopt-a-baby agitation, it isn't the good fortune of many sections to have an infant deposited right in their midst, and yet that is practically what happened to S. S. U.f 568.

"Not long ago Private Preston Sparkman (he's the hero of this story) of that section, while at his post, was awakened in the middle of the night by an excited gendarme, crying: "Am bulance tout de suite!" Sparkman piloted his trusty flivver to the destination where, instead of the expected glesse, a young woman was placed in his ambulance. "Then he beean to slowly nick his way over a shell-torn street to thJ hospital. About hall way there, an excited stream of French issued from the front window of the car, and Sparkman, note wishing to display his lack of French to a mere gendarme, replied nonchalantly, "Ah, qui, oui." "Finally the exasperated gendarme emitted a very good- imitation of a crying baby, and then it dawned on our driver-hero that the stork had made a very hurried call. The population of that village had been increased by one bland, blue-eyed, baby boy. "'Henry Preston' is rather aimouth-ful to wish on a French baby, ut that is the lael which 568 is trying hard to attach to the youngster.

Plans for it are under consideration. but it is quite probable that the baby's mother would have something decisive to say about that." YOUNG SOLDIER DIES. Brother of F. M. and T.

D. Prfden, TkJs City, Pneumonia- Victim. Friends here learned witn deep regret of the death of W. L. Pridgen, who died of pneumonia last Tuesday at Camp Sheridan, Ohio.

His remains were carried to his home in Currie, X. on Friday of the past week, and interment was in the family buying ground there Saturday. Private Pridgen had been stationed at Camp Sheridan less than six months, when he be came infected with influenza, later de veloping pneumonia. He was 25 years old, and was a member of George Washington council. No.

67, Junior Order U. A. M. of this city, and was also a Mason. The deceased was a brother of F.

M. and T. D. Pridgen, of this city. Other members of his family surviving him are his parents, Mr.

and Mrs. W. L. Pridgen; seven sisters, Mrs. H.

P. Mer-ritt, Misses Lena Lola, and Ruth Pridgen, all of Currie, Mrs. E. B. Hall, N.

Mrs. F. M. Brown, Waycross, and Mrs. W.

H. Murray, of Cleveland, and three brothers, in addition to the two above named: J. J. Pridgen, now in France. C.

E. Pridgen, of Chesterfield, and G. D. Pridgen, of Currie. TROPHY TRAIN LEAVES.

Continues Schedule Through the Eastern Part of the State. After spending, the night In Wilmington the train carrying an exhibit of wartrophies in the interest of the -fourth Liberty loan, left yesterday morning for points on the Wilmington-New Bern branch of the Coast Line, where it was expected that the relics from the battlefields of Europe will' be viewed by many and interesting talks listened to. The train was scheduled to reach New Bern last night and remain there until this morning, but it is very likely that it was not opened as the local health authorities of that city had previously passed an order cancelling the visit. It is also probable, however, that following the decision of Dr. Stiles and the state board of health to allow the train to continue Its schedule under certain restrictions that the health authorities there withdrew their order and allowed New Bernians to see the many interesting relics of the battlefields.

DEATH OF NAVAL NURSE. Jenkins Carson Gillespie Falls Victim of Influenza. Jenkins Carson Gillespie, one of nurses at the marine hospital here, died of influenza-pneumonia yesterday morning about 5 o'clock and the body will be taken to the home of the deceased in Sumter, S. leaving here on the 5 o'clock train for the south this morning. 4 Funeral service will be held there and the body interred with military honors.

Mr. Gillespie has been stationed here for some time and has nursed a number of influenza and pneumonia patients at the marine hospital since the outbreak of the epidemic. He had made many friend since coming to the city who regret to learn his untimely death. The deceased, who. was 24 years of age.

was the last of six sons of a wid- owed mother, who arrived here some days ago ana was wun nim when the AGED MAN'S TALES. He Says He Is Over a Century Old and Was Born in Germany. Wenatchee, Oct. 12. John Galler, a pioneer of three states, is a resident of the Colvilie Indian reservation northeast of here at the age of 105 years.

At the age of 35, he says, he came to America from Germany, where he had served in the army, settled first in Nebraska, on the Elk-horn river, west of Omaha. It was two years affer that, he says, before he saw a' white person. After remaining in Nebraska for six years Galler went to Montana, where he remained for an equal period. His next move was to Ellenburg, where, he says, he was the first white settler. He removed to Wanatchee about 1868, as nearly as he can remember, and shortly afterward married an Indian girl 17 years of age and settled down to hunting and trapping and raising grapes for wine.

He also did some prospecting and mining in an early day in this vicinity. His Indian wife died at the age -of 40, after having given birth to six girls and three boys. Five of the daughters are still living, as are all of the sons. ROBERT R. BELLAMY FLORAL DESIGNS Write, wire or phone MRS.

LOUISA FOWLER, Fifth Avenue Florist. Phone 1125. "Say it With Flowers." ANNOUNCEMENT We are now located in our new warerooms, 208 Princess Street. Chas. M.

tieff Inc. W. H. Stone, Mgr. the Run -Buy Bonds this Fall in Wooltex-1 Coats COMPANY "Expedite Right Bny Liberty Bonds." Groceries For Less.

HALL DURHAM, IC. Phones 7 and 8. 205 Market St. Liberty Bonds." Phone 1065-J. Fear Maehlne Worts.) i-, A 1 OUpj Mt is ait Save the wool! Eureka Dye WoiKs r.

D. MYERS, Manaeer, Phone 1400 Th i I en; Jof Ameri oa And The Liberty Loan. MAKERS Cleveland NewYork Backxof the trenches of France, run ourlreariine trenches of America. In them everyihe uf us is a -soldier -on duty. The Liberty loan is a service-ift which every man 'wowan-'O-and child may take part.

Children -may. cary the cred" of patriotism into their own homes. BecausIpf-t'his' influence hiid may help Liberty bonds. l'- hereby appoirit of school age in the United; States sofdier- of' ihe Liberty McAdoo. ft Keep the Hun on Everyone Coast Line passenger train No.

49 from the north arrived in the city three hours late last night, the delay being occasioned by a burned trestle on the Norfolk division. '-WEAK, RON DOWN WOMAN Tells Ho Vlnol Made Her Strong. So. Kaukauna, Wis. "I was weak; all run down, tired all the time, and had Asthma so I could hardly keep around and do my housework.

After A (Space by Capo "Where can I find the sort of clothes I need these days?" The active young woman of the hour, standing squarely be- fore the grim realities of life, appreciates that frivolity, re-: ceptioris, bizarre and wasteful fashions the trivial things of life must be put aside. Economy conservation War Service duties at home- -the vital needs of our national life -demand clothing that is "de-. signed with an understanding of woman's -part in tner work of the- day. The wooltex designers have caught this new spirit of the -American woman and interpreted it in garments not only correct and attractive in style, but lasting in service. ASTOR everything else had failed to help me, Vinol1 Built me up and made me welll N.

E. ebrnerSiecdnd anti You will find what you need and strong. Mrs. Jay Parker. s' The reason Vinol was so" successful In Mrs.

Parker's case, is because it contains the necessary elements to pure blood and create strength. i It the beef and cod liver peptones i and glycerophosphates In Vinol that, does it yoja will disap and uits at $35.00, 945.00 and up Shown exclusively in this city-by For 'Ladies and Gentlemen. V. Wf- Open hay and Night -Regular Dinner Tf Furnished Rooms by 'Day or Week. Best of Service---Excellent Cuisine A BROWN 111 pointed if you try It.

P. S. For rough, scaly skin, try our oaxoi oawe. Money DacK ic iaus. inesi, jNoriQiK uysters uauy, many rnends..

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