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Hertford County Herald
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VOL. IX AHOSKIR, H. 0. FRIDAY APRIL, 12, 1918. WtJMBKR 12
FAST AND FURIOUS
FINISH OF WAR
AMERICA MUST GET IN WITH GREAT MANPOWER IF
HJNDENBURG'8 STEAM-ROLLER ANNIHILATION
TACTICS ARE STOPPED
PLAN TO WIPE OUT BRITISH AND FRENCH
nf n .
With the British armies in
France, April 11. ? "Whatever
cards America has up her sleeves
uhe must be prepared to make a
showdown within a month.
Hindenbnrg undeniably intends
'to play a fast and furious game
to end the war as soon as pos
- Avowedly he is aiming at the
annihilation of the British and
French and has prepared to con
centrate against either, shifting
his drir?> "rst against one and
then the oiher, according to con
Present indications point to
wards a concentration against
the British. Hoping to pinch
Armentiere the German intend
reaching Bethune and outflank
Vtfmy and Arras, and, more im
portant still, Notre Damo Lorette.
The fifty-fifths stand undoubedly
checked this ambush plan, the
British taking nearly one thou
. sand prisoners.
Raleigh, N. C., April 11.'?Con
tagious disease and their ade
quate control as a matter of mil
itary importance in our training
camps has reached such a^stage
that the United States Govern
ment has detailed Major Joseph
J. Kinyoun. M. R. C., to North
Carolina to rigidly enforce nec
essary health measures, including
the laws already existing in re
gard to reporting and qMararftin
ing contagious diseases together
with such other measures as may
appear necessary for the adequate
protection of our military popula
The nature and'scope of Ma jo?
Kinyoun work is not fuili
known, but it appears that the
War Department has found thai*
troops coming from North Caro
lina' a*?I<t returning from furloughs
from North Carolina** to military
camps, seem ta have been afflicted
with an nnneeeessary amount of
eon tag ions diseases during the
past winter, and it is with the idea
of better determining the location
of epidemics of contagious dis
ease among the civil population
in order to guard against unduly
exposing other troops to recruits
and men returning from furloughs
frotn such communities. Tt ha*
been suggested that recruit* from
communities where corttagions
disease* are known to exist may
be kept under close observation!
or possibly even isolated for n
time from the re?t of the camp. I
and further more that furloughs
for enlisted men mavbe difficult
or impossible to obtain except for^.
men returning to communities not'
known to be free from or at leas*
property, reporting all. cases of i
contagion* diseases a* required by '
f ? \ ?
Washington, April 1.?The e?9
ualty list issued today by the war
department contains one hundred
and twenty foar names, of which (
one was killed in action, two died 1
of wounds, five died of Occidents. j
thirteen of desqase, sixty nine
severely wounded and thirty
slightly wonnded. Two missirf
FISH DESERT 1
Washington, April 11.?Even '
4he River Rhine has cast its scorn
on the German populace.
"The Rhine has become more,
and more empty of fish" is the
cry uttered by the Deutsche Tag
eszeitung recent editions of which ,
have arrived here.
The Tageszeitung complains (
that so scarce has become in the 1
Greman provinces that eels sell at [
enormous prices and the qnanti- "
ties of sea fish, which used to be i
old at reasonable prices are a <
'.hing of the past.
A New York man has appeal- |
ed to the courts to c?mp<;l his wife
to keep silence. But where is he
going to find a udge with njervc
enough to undertake to' impose
such a sentencet
Cotton Market j
Open High Low Clow
May 33.14 33.14 32.95 .33.12
July 32.45 32.45 23.27 32.41
Oct. 31.60 31.90 31.67 31.81
Dec. 31.60 31.CO 31.40 31.46
Jan. 30.70 30.70 30.30 31.22
Washington, April 11.?Imports
for February were two hundred
and seven million, seven hundred
thousand and five hundred dol
lars as against ninety nine million
four hundred and seventy thou-j
sand, nine hundred ?nd nin'ty
six dollars for February oF1917,
according to figures made pub-!
lie by the department of com- j
Manufactured food stuffs im
ported amounted to nearly thirty;
jtwo million, as against tw?nty
eight million last year.
Raw material for manufactur-;
ing represented eighty five mil
lion dollars, very little more than
in 1917. r
Winston-Salem, April 11.?
STorth Carolina has reached her
first milestone in the War Sav
ings Campaign, announced State
Headquarters here today. The a
mount of her sales for the month
af March shows that she has sold
it least $l?per capita. Her post
iflice sales for March were $1
169, present value, or 11,870,875,
maturity value. lire bank sales
were $458,275, maturity value,
milking a total sale of 12,329,830.
EEPOET THE NEWS
In the absence of both Editor and
manager of this paper, they urge that
local people aid as far 149 possible'
those in charge at this office, by re, j
porting ever news item of value. No j
natter where you go, or who is visiting i
ion, call up this office or send a note
ziving the particulars, and thus aid
the Herald in chronicling tl-j events
that are transpiring in this town and
'ection. This is a very smalt thing for -
?ach person to do, but, if done, will
nelp this office |in producing a real live
WILL ENTER U. 8. NAVY
James 8. Vinson, Manager and II.
Roy Parker, Editor of the Herald, left
Wednesday for Norfolk, Va? and
Washington, D. C., respectively. Both
to enter the U. 8. Navy one day this
week, and probably will be, temporar
ily stationed in or around Norfolk.
Mr. E. R. Carter will in the future at. j
tend to the office work of the Herald,
which will be printed in Scotland Neck,
lader contract. The papers, as upuhI,
will be mailed from the local post
>fflccv and will essentially be Hert
ford County's official organ. 1
Paris Apr 11.?German attacks
against the French and American
sectors in Champagne and Lor
raine regions were repulsed, the
French war office announced.
East of Souaan, near Tapure,
wh're the American artillery is
stationed, after a lively combat
?he^German attack was repulsed.
A German attack was repulsed
at Apremont forest, four miles
west of St. Michel, in the Toul
"We made a successful surprise
attack and took a do^en prison
ers north and^northeast of Rheims
in the Chemin des Dames sector,
wheer the Americans are fighting.
"North west of Rheims, in the
Fcgion of Orv:!li?rs and Soelour
kvur artillery dispersed the en
Major J. W. Long of Greens
boro who is orgatiizing Base Hos
pital No. 65, a strictly North.Caro
iina unit for service in France,
advises that this. mm will coimid
er applications for service from
persons both w'thin and without
the draft age. There is at pres
ent special need for orderlies,
inurses, stenographers, clerks,
pharmacists, barlwrs and men of
Various special training. Those
entering the service will go in as
3-1 enlisted man with opportu
nity for promotion to the rank of
The Surgeon General has ap-!
pointed Major F. M. Hanes of
Winston-Salem a recruiting offi
-er for the hospital personnel
and all those desiring to miter this
service should apply to him at
once either in person or by letter.
A life for every foot of ground
is what Germany is paying for
territory gained. But she proba
bly thinks that lives can be pro
duced, while there is only so
It might be hinted to th?se
patriots who are so patriotically
holding onto their earthly pos
sessions, that Liberty Bonds at
iji per cent will be much attrac
tive than a direct tax.
GERMANS MAKE ?
FURTHER GAIN ?
Wilh thc British "rimes in ^
France, April 11.?The Germans <;
have reached the edge of Es'air-lt
Stenwerek, four and a half miles A
west of Arroentiers and two miles
north of the Lva river, it is i*- 1
The enemy is aiso reported to .
h?ve reached the dege of Estair-,
es, four and a half miles south and
wlst of Stenwei ek, and to be in
the eastern ''alf of Plot pester' -
wood, just outride the ruined vil
lages of Messines and Wyeh*ete. '(
London, April 11.?The with- a
Hxawal of the British troops from ?
Armen'ieres is reported by Gener
al Haig who Explains the reason v
in the following cablegram: t
"We have withdrawn from
Armenties, which is full of gas. t
"'The battle is continuing on the s
whole front from Labasse canal ?
to Yprcs-Oome.i canal. Sev ere i
fighting has occurred in t''e j
neighborhood of L*we and Lys
riv<;rs from* about Evrem to Ann- -
entieres. North of Armentieves I
there is little change.
"In the neighborhood of Plo*
pestert. Messines anil Wythecha
aete heavy fighting continued un
til a late hour last night."
NAVY YARD i:
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Washington, April 11.?A new 1
scale of wagons for the navy yard '
employees in all the Atlantic ship- 1
yards has been agreed upon nnj"
no-railed Maev hoard scale, and .
which also the private plans will J
?This will (five mechanics about:
five dollars a day, with overtime J
amount in all to aronnd seven or
Other trades will adopt about,
the. s?me seale. i'
: - ! n
PARIS RESTRICTS PLEASURE '
l'aris, April 11.?According to L
restrictions, the gasoline supply of *
private car. owners is strictly
limited. Too much no for the ?
taste of a certain "poilu" home
on leave, who had been counting
the days to do a little motoring n:
So he invested in a taximeter and si
a regulation taxi-flag and has fi
himself registered as ppo*""s'.n,ml r<
taxi-driver. In this way he was
able to get the eight litres of gas- a
oline allowed to drivers of public m
vehicles. Naturally when the in- st
genious "'poilu"-motorist is in- m
side his ear, the flag is down. t><
Whcn'he is not, the flag is drap
ped with the regulation black oov- tli
er'to show that the chauffeur is in
returning to his depot, ei
m ? ?? *?' r
i AR ATE PEACE PACT
VIENNA CORRESPONDENT OF BERLIN TAGEBLATT BAYS
PROFESSOR ANDERSON IS NIGO CIA TING PEACE
' ' " i mSWrwinl
COUNTS PASSY AND TESSANE
AUSTRIA HUNGARY INITIATES PEACE
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Copenhagen, April 11.?Profes
lor Anderson, of Washington, is
legociating with Coui^s Pansy
ind Tissane, of Vienn and Bud
ipesth regarding the possibility
if a separate peace between Aus
.ro-Hungary and the United
states, according to dispatches to
hf Berlin Tageblatt from its
This correspondent caid that
ho Austrian foreign office admit
etl this together with an admis
ion that Austria-Hungary has in
tiated various peace negociations.
Washington, April 11.?The w
mrtrd ppace negotiations be
Teen Professor Anderson, of
Washington, representing the
Tnited States and Counts Andrgs
y and Tisza, of Vienna and Bud
pesth, creatcd a stir in official
At an early hour *hc professor
res not available *nd his inden
ity not established.
It was stated by an official of
h< state department that Profes
or Anderson was not known there
nd further that nothing was
cnown of the incident referred to
n the dispatch from Copenhagen.
Washington, April 11.?A new
Iraft of about !?0,000 men shortly
till l>e called to the colors. The
3rovo*t Marshal General has or
lered that "men actively, com
pletely, ami as*!, uously engaged
:i the plant my or cultivating a
topi Imt who are listed in Class
and within the new quota should
e deferred until the end of the
The local dra't hoards, being
udicial bodies cannot defer the
all of sueh rrter:, however, unless ,
lie farmers employing them com
ily with the Ir.v" end support
heir claims for deferred calling
ith affidavits. It it. therefore of
ital importance that farmers em
loying, necessary men within the
ew.<|uota ihit'.if'jiately execute
nd file such* irfrthvvits w?tl? the
\V.i?!iiniito'i. A inl 11.?Ger- |
:any dTiain'> *';.?? the Kumuim .vj|
rip their tleft ii??r to eon- ?Jf
den'ial ?>if?-.rm?ti it whie! h.is ?>
;-i<-l."? 1 thi< ?. ?>. -??ment. 3
They ?'?? not to leave |
emurt) in - t.'.i er twentv-Hv* *?
? hi i the CernmM^H
einir t.. i: 11>?t. s< i e gnus *re re-|jH
oved so tha* th (.''all
i ineflieient. >r
The inform ation t?wWi h? I
iat the aiy nnt miit I
g this German reputation to any 1
"STAMP" HIM DOWN