wi;-':;-: A I, ... .. ,-. , " "v ; , --' I ' " " " " " ii li iii FwLj ? - v L ; . 41 . .Ai CraiKlOiMS NfTn A 1F5-' 1 Q. pages today- 1 Hlff I - ' iJ t: Jfely H J ' TAj8WWlj SWBP feKBttt Q A I Two Sections I w- -.. r- iirt - - - - . -.. . : - ' r'-' - ' '.F' - -i T .v , ' . S . 1 i . 1 1 ' ' ' . 1 3ST. C, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1917 WHOLE NUMBER 39,995 T : - i rv- y - 1. , ' I j- i ir - 'i- i , i - - - - . : s Pershing Announces There .Was No Loss of Life orIniarv to 1 a Single Soldien 4 WAS NO SERipUSILLNESs Transfer Was One of 'the Largest Ever Undertaken by the United States Army GERMANS TAKE OFFENSIVE Have Scored Small Gains Around Verdun and on Aisne Front All the troQps attached to the American exjdiybnarjv l ..f orees have re.ached ice 5: in "safety. Major General PjeEing vsaud:uii Paris Saturday? thktthe transfer Oil" Ul lilt- iui p,vau vivii uuugi wacu ty the limited States larmy,- , been made tTouevloss or 5mf , jury, of a single. ioer )and with out anv casestbf1 seribus , illness i : T' Disnatches-fil'ed during - the weeX' iaseay the cerii lor. say'hat;$j'den;. isehedule - timj4c5tfta'e5-Amer- 'acan fighterfireispleidid trim. I v iepf.1tittr serious assaults with picked forces., j. For tjjcii ciiui is wivit uceu uuuiiutiu uj me French, but the Germans succeeded in . .retaining- some conquered ground on the west, slope of Dead Man's Hill.' On the Aisne front also the Germans are on the offensive.!; They attacked last night near Cerney and Careny, meeting a devastating- French fire which all - but " annihilated the storming detainments. Northeast of Cerney , they succeeded in gaining a salient which had been leveled by artillery fire. Whether operations marked the resumption of a sustained offensive by the Germans is not yet clear. "The official German statement throws no light on this subject, merely mentioning the capture of 500 metres of trench line east of Hill 304 and of several French lines sout hof IaBouville farm on the 1 Aisne front. '".-;. Russians Becoming Active. After many weeks iof inactivity on the Russian front, there are signs of a return of active operations. The German war office announces that the Russians .apparently influenced by pressure exerted by their allies, are maintaining a strong fire over a front of 40 miles in eastern Gallcla and that a Russian, attack evidently is imminent. The Russian official statement merely speaks of increased artillery fighting in some sectors. ! Agnello pass, which the Italians captured recently in their -advance on the front below Trent, has been evacuated. Home announces that; the Italian advanced forces have been withdrawn on account of the prolonged and violent bombardment of the Austriana, but that the Italians still hold the eastern end : f the pass. K ''. French Cruiser Sunk. - Flench armored cruiser Kleber, 'o"8 tons, has been sunk off Point St. Mathieu. whtfe on her way from Dakar, Africa, to Brest. She was destroyed by a mine with the. loss of 38 men. ' GERMAN LETTERS FROM HOME TELL SAD STORIES Mother Who Had tort Four Sons In the Army Is Deprived of Three Daughters In Explosion. - British Army Headquarters in France, June 30. (By the Associated Press). ome interesting items of Germanews ftas been gleaned within the past few .days from letters found in raided dugouts. One of them written from Biele-e:d, Prussia, June 6, tells of an ex-P'-ion in a munitions factory at Det-"3 old and continues: J "It was terribly sad. On Sunday 90 victims already had been buried. One oman, who has lost i four sons ,in the ?eld, has now lost her three daughters in the explosion, tl is strange that the "estphalian newspapers give no re Prt of the accident.". v- 7 Another letter written at Erfurt, -russian Saxony, May 28, says: 'The church bells have pealed a farewell, fhis week all 'of . them will be taken away to be smelred down and rned into shells. Noeye remained flr-y .when the pastor mentioned that mstai of ringing out tidings of an ear'y peace they must now cause death a"d destruction." ; 1 . : 1 Army Still SO.OOO Short. - Washington, June H 30. Total enlistments yesterday in . the regular army )Vere 1,290 leaving the force more than 80,000 short of war strength. mmAs immm ober the fin i rB" Aunaing or tne i roops BRAZIL'S NAVY AIDING IN SUBMARINE CHASING , "Washington, June 30. Brazil's navy has begun co-operating with the American fleet in South American waters in hunting down German sea raiders, and watching for German submarines. . Sending of a special diplomatic mission to Brazil .to arrange for greater co-ordination of forces and the closest possible co-operation of the two governments is under con. sideration by the United States. Without formal declaration of war, Brazil thus practically has joined the United States against Germany. Co-inci,dent with the inauguration of Brazil's nasval operations a nlan for protectingher merchant ships in 1 ineir voyages to allied ports wth frozen meats . and other foodstuffs has been put into effect. . 'Whether Brazil will supplement her action by a formal declaration qti war is not known here - and by some officials such action is regarded 'as doubtful, because the government at Rio , Janeiro is inclined to regard 'its "action rather defensive than aggressive. '., STIRS U. S. ENVOY 'Minister Egan Protests to Danish J Government Against Staun- ing s Utterances KING Stannins I Quoted In Berlin Tageblatt As Having; Said America Entered the War As a Capitalistic ' Venture. London, June 30. The American minister, at Copenhagen, Dr. Maurice Egan, has presented a protest to the Danish foreign office against the anti-American utterances of M. Stauning, socialist member of the Danish cabinet, at the peace deliberation recently held "at Stockholm, according to reliable in-formation'reaching London. M. Stauning has ieen received in audience by the king, presumably in connection with the question of his retention of his cabinet position. Minister Egan, in his protest, maintained that the United States government was the last in the world to desire to interfere with the freedom of speech, but that M. Stauning's position as a responsible government minister necessitated protest.' ' The nonsocialist parties and newspapers criticise M. Stauning's activities as inconsistent with Danish neutrality. The matter was brought to a head by an interview with M. Stauning nublished by the Berlin Tageblatt, :n which he was quoted as condemning America's participation in the war as a (Continued on Page Ten.) , HOGrfMFALLS FIVE STORIES OHIO STEAMER At Least 11 Killed and Many Injured in Freak Accident Whalebacfe Vessel Carrying: 40O Passengers Crashes Into Dock Caus- ing: Tank to Fall From Top, of Warehouse. Milwaukee, Wis., June 30. At least 11 persos, six women and five men, were killed and more than a score, of others were injured here late this afternoon when the whaleback steamer Christopher Columbus, in swinging away for her , return trip to Chicago, crashed into a dock on the Milwaukee river causing a huge water tank to fall from the top of the five story Yahr and Lang warehouse onto the. deck of 'the vesseL There were said to be approximately 400 passengers , on the whaleback. The first bodies recovered were those of girls. Later three others were brought in. None of the dead so far has been identified. The crash of the water, tank tore through the bridge, pilot house, two decks, and sljd into the river when it struck the steel main deck. The officers of- the boat would give no explanation for the tragedy. They said, James Brody,. pilot, was , at the ' : (Continued on Page Ten.) ' ' . . s Visits Port Where Americans. De-, barked Dines Aboard Admiral Gleaves' Flagship . BOTH TALK FOR THE PRESS Townspeople Look on in Wonderment as Uncle Sam's Soldiers March To and Fro MEN COMFORTABLY FIXED They JIave About Exhausted the Town's Supply of Luxuries A French Seaport, Thursday, June 28 (delayed by. censor,) General Pershing, the American conmjander; General Pei-ietler, x representing the French general headquarters, and' a small staff arrived here early this morning from Paris. A pouring rain and the early hour kept all but a few hundred enthusiastic townspeople at home, but those who were on hand ''welcomed the general warmly. The American commander, after a morning spent in-inspecting the camp occupied by the soldiers, who had been debarking steadily from the transports, went aboard the flagship and ate. lunch eon with Rear Admiral Gleaves: Af terward both officers received' the French and the American newspaper men. Admiral Gleaves welcomed them. General Pershing said: '.:'- -'! His -Happiest pay.- taMximmiJ&& days which I have spent in France preparing for the arrival of the first contingent. Today I have seen our troops safe on French soil, landing from transports that were guarded in their passage over seas by the resourceful vigilance of our navy. "Now our task as soldiers lies before us. We hope, with the aid of the French leaders and experts who have placed -all the results of their exper ience at our disposal, to make our force worthy in skill and in the determination to fight side by side in arms with the French army." Admiral Gleaves Speaks Briefly." Rear Admiral Gleaves also spoke briefly to the visitors. "Only a few weeks ago," he said, "1 stood in the shadow of the Yorktown monument where our independence was won with the assistance of the great French Admiral DeGrasse. This is the happiest day of my life when our navy is welcomed in a French harbor and where our soldiers have been disembarked. "I should feel that I was neglecting a wonderful opportunity if I did not record the earnest and serious co-operation I have received in my undertaking from General Sibert, his officers and men, in this extraordinary overseas expedition. Never have co-operation and co-ordination been so imperative and also complete between two defensive arms of the nation as at this moment." Dispenses With Etiquette. General Pershing, true 'to his democratic' principles, refused to haggle or delay over the niceties of etiquette when the question was raised whether (Continued on Page Ten.) WITH A LABOR CRISIS Workers Leaving Farms and Factories for Cantonments Unskilled Workmen Offered From 57 to 68 Cents an Hour Organized Protest to Washington is Being Planned. Richmond, Va., June 30. Erection of three great government cantonments, one at Jamestown, one at Petersburg and a third at Quantico, -is draining Virginia of workmen to such an extent, it is claimed by large employers of labor and farmers, that an organized protest to Washington is being planned. Employers of labor In Richmond and in practically all of the counties contiguous . to the cantonments, complain that such high wages are being offered for the lowest grade of labor that thousands of men are leaving the factories and farms. , According to information raceived here today unskilled labor is being paid 57 cents an hour at Petersburg, while workmen at' Jamestown are being offered 68 cents and those at Quah-tico 62 cents an hour. With pay and a half for overtirne and double pay for Sunday, It is claimed these men can make wages of practically $1 an nour. It is claimed, that : 400 men left one . . (Continued On Page Ten.) VIRGINIA THREATENED OPERATOR IS HELD FDR FATAL 1 EGK Oil THE SEABOARD G. S. Jacobs, of Franklintph, N. C, in Raleigh Jail Charged With Manslaughter FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED Freight Collision Described as One of Most Disastrous in the History of the Road Raleigh, N. C, June 30. G. S. Jacobs, 20 years old, Seaboard Air Line railway telegraph operator at Franklintony N. C: under arrest charged with, manslaughter in. connection with the deaths of four .trainmen in a head-on collision between two fast freight trains near Fraklinton early today, was in the Wake county Jail in this ' city tonight, having been brought here for sate keeping. Jacobs, earlier in the day, was convicted in the mayor's court at Frank- linton of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Although no threats against Jacobs were made openly at Franklin-ton, feeling was . said to be high and the authorities deemed it best to remove him to Raleigh. Bodies Buried Beneath Debris Both engineers, H. Gaskins, of Portsmouth, Va., and Samuel G. Linkous, of Raleigh; Fireman O. L. Wells, of Raleigh, and Brakeman George Napier, of Richmond, white, were killed and John SmithVnegrt). fireman, and T O. Jones, brakeman Jof Raleigh, were injured. The b'odiet ol the trainmen are buried beneath the debris and it is regarded" as doubtful if they ver would be recover-e&aat wagSelieved they were cremat- : 4FaJled to Hold Train. Esiit)rities are holding Jacobs rtirt$&for the wreck. It was de-cfijie&'j$aifti to hold "the northbound tfe f dejpvfer, an order annulling a pjrtl" a'l&ordftf to meet the southbound .ffe - Kitt&ii eight miles north of and"v.5Xaking .Franklinton Che" new meeting point. The southbound train received the new order at Kitrell and proceeded toward Frank- rlinton but "Jacobs, It is charged, failed to hold the northbound train at Franklinton and "the two met in a" hollow, at the bottom of two . hills, on a sharp curve about three miles north of that point. r Trains Running Down-Grade. Railroad men described the' smashup as one of the most disastrous freight wrecks in the history of the road. Both trains were running rapidly down grade in an effort to gather speed to climb the hills beyond and when the crash came the two engines, weighing more than 150 tons each, were demolished and buried under the wreckage of twenty-six heavily loaded cars. The whole mass were jumbled together with In a space of 300 feet. The wreckage burst into flames immediately and everything of a combustible nature was consumed. s Traffic over tne line is oiocsea ana n Js' said tonight the road hardljj jvould be opened beiore noon tornq, ojaw. HITVUKIvnilRfS SAID TO HAVEk AGAIN OFFERED ARMISTICE Copenhagen, June 30. It is reported from German forces that Field Marshal von Hindenburg, chief of general staff, in a wireless message has again offered an armistice to Russia. This time, his wish is to suspend hostilities during the election of delegates to the Russian constitutional convention. The The report is not confirmed officially, but it is in accord with preliminary intimations last week that von Hinden-burgs' new offer was contemplated. SUBSTITUTE DRAFTED FDR 'DRY' AMENDMENT President's Suggestion as to Food Bill May be Accepted Would Stop Manufacture of Distilled Beverages Only Measure May Not Pass Before the July Fourth Recess. Washington, June 30. Much progress toward a compromise on prohibition and little on other features in the food control bill was made 'today by the Senate. Sentiment crystallized in favor of a substitute prohibition section, following the lines of President Wilson's' suggestion , to drop the fight against the manufacture of beer and, wines. ' ,'... After conferences with other leaders, Senator Chamberlain drafted a tentative section which 'would stop manufacture of 'distilled beverages only, without giving the President ..any . authority over malt and vinous beverages.4 This draft will be ' considered tomorrow, at: a special ' meeting of the Senaet agriculture x committee. ' It is said . by. .the .leaders to .have a general support of senators, although several plan- a effort to give- the President t discontinue brewing and, wine making. The administration, leaders also lan to leminiate the provision giving - (Continued on Page Ten.) North Carolina, Together With 22 Other States Of The Union, Now 'Bone Dry9 Reed Prohibition Amendment Went Into Effect Last Midnight. Eleven Other States Partially Affected All Mail Matter Containing Liquor Advertising is Barred From "Dry" Territory Officials Are on the Alert. Washington, June 30.-Twenty-three states will be "bone dry" after midnight tonight, the effective hour of the Reed amendment prohibiting shipment of liquor into any territory where its manufacture or sale is prohibited. Eleven other states are partially effected by the legislation, which has been hailed by temperance advocates as the greatest step toward abolition of the liquor traffic yet taken in the nation's history. - The law bars from prohibition areas, whether states, or smaller corporations, all mail matter containing advertisements or solicitations for orders for intoxicants, a provision designed to aid in enforcing the anti-shipment feature by suppressing the activities of mail order houses in dry territory. Justice and Postoffice Department officials have made extensive preparations for enforcement of the statute. United States marshals and postal inspectors .everywhere have been instructed to be on the lookout for violations. There are heavy penalties for violations. Ethyl alcohol is regarded by the Federal Government as an intoxicating liquor, within the meaning of the Act, but methyl, wood and denatured alcohols are not so regarded. No ruling WAR TAX BILL COMPLETED BY SENA TE FINANCE COMMITTEE Declares Neither Defense Council Nor Committees Have the Power to Fix Prices SAYS RATES EXORBITANT Secretary Lane One Of Those Agreeing to the Arrangement Daniels Says the Navy Would Not Be 1 Affected. Washington, - June 30. Secretary Baker, as president of the 'Council of National Defense, repudiated tonight an agreement fixing a tentative price of $3 a ton for bituminous coal reached at a conference here Thursday between coal producers, Secretary Lane, a member of the Defense Council; members of the council's coal production committee and the Federal Trade Commission. Neither the council nor its committees, Secretary Baker said in a letter to W. S. Gifford, of the Council, has power to fix prices. He added that the price of $3 at the 'mines suggested for bituminous coal is "exhorbitant, unjust and oppressive." Secretary Daniels, another member of the council, earlier in the day, said the agreement would in no way affect coal purcnases ior tne navy. The navy, he said, will continue to buy from the mines at $2.33 a ton, leaving a price to be determined after the Federal Trade Commission has ascertained production costs, The price-fixing agreement was reached after 400 operators, called here by the coal, production committee, had adopted resolutions authorizing, their rnmmittees to eive assent to such maximum bituminous prices as might be named by the Secretary of the Interior, the Federal Trade Commission and the coal committee. The resolution was reported by Trade Commissioner Fort, from a special committee. In presenting it for adoption Mr. F.ort declared he believed it was entirely safe . for the conference to adopt, and that any responsibility as to the legality of fixing prices was put on the government, and not on the operators under the terms of the resolution. Some operators had expressed a fear that they might be prosecuted under the anti -trust laws if they entered, into an agreement among themselves to lower prices. An official announcement made through the Public Information committee said that in the final conference cost prices and other confidential information was laid on the table and the government representatives, acting as Judges, decided what would be the highest prices ' paid at the mines, the prices to go into effect July 1 and to remain in effect until investigations arer niade and other prices arranged. Secretary Baker tonight indicated that as president of the "Defense Council , he had' received" no' notification of the5 j arrangement reached at the conferences. ' Mr. Baker's letter caused - much; surprise among those officials who con-- " : s (Continued on Page Ten.) has been made regarding the status of patent medicines containing alcohol and that question may be among the first to be passed on by the courts under the legislation.' The language of the anti-shipment section is very comprehensive, imposing a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for six months, or both, on any person who shall "order, purchase or cause intoxicating liquors to be transported in interstate commerce except for scientific, sacramental, medicinal, ' or mechanical purposes into any state or territory the " laws of which state or territory prohibit the manufacture or sale therein of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes." The same penalties are prescribed for violators of the anti-advertising section. For a second offense in either case the penalty Is made one year's imprisonment. The Postoffice Department, in promulgating its order for enforcement of the anti-advertising section, names the following states as wholly affected by the act : Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Or egon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. Those partially affected are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minne-(Continued, on Page Ten.) House Measure is Virtually Re-Drafted and Provides $1,- 652,170,000 Revenue NO ADDITIONAL BOND ISSUE Incomes and Excess Profits to Provide About Two-Thirds of New Tax Burdens POSTAL RATES INCREASED Levy is Placed Upon Owners of Pleasure Automobiles 'Washington, June 30. Revision of the $1,800,000,000 w War Tax bill, passed by the House five weeks ago, was completed today by th Satiate Finance committee. The measure virtually was re-written and reduced to $1,652,170,000 with no authorization of additional bonds. The final draft will be given formal committee approval Monday and reported to the Senate by Chairman Simmons early next week. Incomes and excess profits will bear about two-thirds of the new tax burdens under the revised bill about a half billion dollars each with a large share of the remainder secured from liquor and tobacco, j Many House taxes were entirely eliminated by the committee and others added. Radical increase of taxes on war excess profits of corporations, partnerships and individuals, decided upon today, enabled the committee to dispense with the suggestion for an additional bond issue of from $500,000,000 to $1,-000,000,000. Senator Stone withdrew an amendment for a $500,000,000 issue. While the bill balls short by about $600,000,000 of meeting the Treasury estimates for war expenses next year, the committee decided that by issuing $133,000,000 of authorized but unsold Panama canal bonds, the expenses can be met until Congress re-convenes in December. As finally drafted, the in -ch-debated publishers tax section proposes a 5 per cent, tax or. pa'-llzhierz, profits over $4,-000, yielding . $7,500,000; revenue, and an increase of l-4c a pound in second class postage rates, yielding $3,-000,000. , . Excess profits due to the war under the revised bill would bear $730,000,000 in taxes graduated from 12 to 4 3 per cent according to ! the proportion of excess.. This is an increase of $505,-000,000 over such taxes under the present law, of which repeal is proposed. From income taxes $532,700,000 would be raised, the committee approving the House plan of lowering income tax-exemptions to $1,000 for single persons, $2,000 for married ! persons, additional normal taxes of 2 : per cent, upon incomes, to $5,000, and sur-taxes graduated from 1 to 33 per cent, upon larger incomes. The committee also changed the plan of collecting, income taxes frdm that of "collection at the source" to "information at the source,'' to accomplish direct payment. "t . . The estimated revenue to be gained from other sources, under the revised bill follows: " i ; Liquors $153,000,000;, -tobacco 5ff, (Continued on Page Ten.) - s. . DR. B.D. GRAY GIVES E E REFRESHING CRUISE Dr. Hurt Re-Elected President of Assembly; Other Officers and A rlviertv'Tr 12 An J BK ATTRACTIONS TODAY Dr. Vines, of Charlotte, Declares Germany Must be Crushed or ' Civilization is Wrecked (BY WALTER M. GILJHORE.) Wrightsville Beach, June " 30. High water mark was reached today at the Harbor Island auditoriumr where the Baptist Seaside Assembly is in session. The morning session was characterized by a great outburst of patriotic feelinsr. aroused Vw fc.. LIU 111111 words of Dr. W. M. Vines, of Char- InttA rn tViA . . . , . . . , ,vo.i, aim in. nignt a re- freshing cruise was taken on the Carri-bean sea by that master nilot. Dr. R D. Gray, of Atlanta. President F. P.- Hobgood, of Oxford : College, read the report or the noml-; nating committee, which resulted in the election of Dr. John Jeter Hurt as nrAaMon. tt t m-.-jji-i- . 1 - iuiuuiciuu, general secretary; Dr. Weston Bruner, Raleigh, H. B. Parker, Goldsboro, and R. A. McFarland, Scotland Neck, vice-presi- uems; u. n. Wilcox, Wilmington. business manager and treasurer; Jno. M. Camp, Wallace, auditor. The advisory board: J. A. Oates, Fayetteville; W..G. Hall, Wilmington; C. J. Hunter. Tf a 1 J o-Vi T A on -o" t uuiii rail, Wilmington; R. D. Caldwell, Lumber-ton; Lee McB. White, Shelby; T. J. Lassiter, Sniithfield; D, Js Hunt. Cliff- side: W T? WhUo (!i.0V,... ti A- NTPVAnia fMiniAw T TJ tt z , v..vwt j.1 . IICIIIIIK, AT4- - r-., . TT TIT f - " . ' eu u. naie, .Lexington; John A. Powers, Kinston: C. C. Smith. rnr " ham; Dealer Moore, Gastonia; T. S. i'louMiu,; nangiie; j. . a. Aver a, C.n wI.IIm 4-11 1 A . . . . xvucKy iviouni; r . f . iiobgood,, . Oxford. mr, j. jl... woisiagie, assisted. by IM orchestra and mixed quartet andtho-congregation, is always a fine feature. Miss Karen E. Poole, of Clayton, who has-won such high praise by her solos at the Assembly, sang very effectively. "Resignation.". Sunday is to be a high day at the auditorium. A model Sunday school, of which Senator Oates, of Fayetteville. will be superintendent, will be held at 9:45. Many of the leading Sunday scnooi workers in the State will take part. Dr. Gray will preach the annual Assembly sermon at 11, and at nignt he will deliver his famous address, "The Destiny of Dixie." Cruise Over the Carrlbean. Dr. B. D. Gray, the corresponding secretary of the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board, is a prince of platform orators. He is at his best when describing big things. In his cruise tonight over the Carribean Sea, which stretches from the Yucatan Channel to Trinidad, a distance of 1,800 miles, and which has a width of from 500 to 1,000 miles, he had ample room to give free rein to his descriptive powers. In this sea -that is the headquarters of the storm king, and the source of the Gulf Stream which tempers the :hore of England, ar the islands of Hayti, St. Domingo, Porto Rico, Jamaica, the Leeward and Windward Islands, and the Pearl of thu Antilles or Cuba, from whence come the fruits of the tropics, the nutricious banana, the delicious pineapple, the succulent orange and all manner of fruits and flowers. This country of the Carribean is destined to exert a great influence, in the future. The building of the .Panama Canal has changed and will change more and more the lanes of maritime commerce. Through the waters of this great sea will pass the traffic of the nations. .Closer fellowship between the United States and the Latin American republics willb brought about by this community otlnterest in business and commerce. Never before were ourrelations so amicable, and the ideSTf pan-Americanism grows apace. " The address was thoroughly spiced with happy incidents and keen wit. The Morning: Session. -The morning session of the Assembly culminated in an outburst of fervid patriotic feeling and vociferous applause as the last speaker. Dr. W. M. Vines, of Charlotte, poured hot shot into the Kaiser and all of his outfit, declaring that he was ,the worst criminal since Ner6, with apologies tq Nero, even intimating that "Old Nick" himself could, gain some valuable lessons by going to school to his "imperial majesty." . . "Germany lost her soul when she started out on her crusade against civilization. America saved her soul when she entered the world conflict,"' declared Dr. Vines. Of whatever other short comings the Charlotte pastor may bp guilty, it is certain that no one who heard hi3 address today will accuse bim of being pro-German. Indeed, if- his words should reach the Kaiser's ears, we might lock for submarines and air ships to break up this popular seaside gathering tomorrow. . Other features of the. morning were the. Pastors' Conference led by- Rev.-Bruce Benton, of Rockingham, who is to preach the next annual sermon before the Baptist, State Convention , at Durham in December.: In the round table discussion, Rev. W. L. Griggs, of Cary, related a marvelous experience he had in getting hist church to adopt the Wake Forest church financial plan of giving. It has .wrought wonders. - Dr. A. T. Robertson was up to Ms high ' standard in showing '"Paul's Interest . in the Worl'.- at Thessalonicm. 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