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?Y AFTERNOON, DECEMK
tints the horizon of the world* premit us to express our ap
contributed toward making this the^rpst succeeiSS
May the joys of the Holiday^ prosperity ever
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HWUld) DROIa THE 8TATE
- MRCTTHAT (UIIUMKY HADB
? REGARDING NATURE! OP " j
LANSING IS DWfCSQI
(BT United Fi
-?-r?t ? taat u?
?UUK ArsbU ni a British trans
port. Great Britain, today -Informed
tIM State department that lb* Arabia
< . WW not La CSTerament eenrlce when
submarined, nor that ahe bad n*
been la aueb eerrlce. It wee admit
ted, bowerer, that tbe Arabia carried
eome government passengere, "look
ed ae ordinary yackat passengers at
tbe expense of the government."
? England'! lot* further Mid tbat
there vera no Aalatlc workmen or
soldiers on board. ' . |
Germany haa admitted finking the
?hip. bat claimed that there were
Asiatics oa board. The eobmarlna
commander believed her to be a
truayart. ? ,
Lansing ta Undecided whether to
traamolttbls Information to Germany ,
or tomralt further BrltMh reporta
on the number of government pas
senger aboard. The state Depart
ment Tin await thia Information be
fora Anally deciding the nouree to
be taken toward Germany, pending
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WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO MS
Christmas means Pease. Happl
neee. Thaakfnlneea. and Grateful
area. Because cn?t came npon this
day. aa a babe to savo oa from' oar
slna wbea He became a man. I look
forward to It to see what ether peo
ple win get. I like to (tra prelenta
because It makee otbere happy, sad
THEY know It wUl make ma ka??jr
ta reeett* them lb.
I . ' .v. ?
I TO TTCB Oa ri.y irawt
A new supply
v (Mi. t?r r
? DURING OONV?SUOS
The S?* board UeHleal Society
concluded iU annual session of
three days In ou? rtty on Tbu*?
It u president of this organi
sation, wish to express my deep
est appreciation and thanks to
the mayor of Washington^ the
-newspaper, the Chamber of
Commerce, the proprietor and
assistants of the Hotel Louise,
the members of the Elks -Club,
Doctors H. W. Carter, John Rod
man, B. W. Brown and Joshua
Tarloe and -many of the goo*
ladles and citizens of thg city
for aiding la * making this one
or ths largest, most profitable
and pleasant meetings la the his
tory of this society. "
DrVBWTKJ ATION PROPOSED OVER
? WALL STREET tram&ac
tions during last
MANY RUMORS CIRCULATED
WASHINGTON. ? Administration
?nen stated today that they will wel
come an Investigation by which
Representative Wood proposes to
ascertain if any high government of- j
flcials or relatives, profited by the)
Wall street npset In stocks, attendant
opon .kaoslng's two Interpretative
statements on Thursday.
fn explanation of the abruptneai of
the define in market values and con
ditions responsible for the break.
Most of these wore baseless. One
said a member of President Wilson's
Cabinet, being In possession' of the
Whito House's secrets relative to
icace overtures, had sold stocks short
in heavy volume before the break
and thereby made A coup. ?
- The rumor.^ however, that was
heard more frequently than others
and which was on the lips of most
brokers end speculators was that
Bernard M. Baruck, a prominent
member of the New York Stock Ex
| change and large market operator as
well as ardent supporter in Presi
dent Wilson's campaign for reelec
tion, bad received from a member of
i the Cabinet oarly information of tho
peace overtures. Mr. Baruch if ?red- ,
lted in Wall 8treet with having been
a heavy seller of stocks for several
days before the break and is ftald to
have cleared a fortune.
' Before the Recorder. : J
The following cases were tried be
fore tho recorder yesterday after
John Phillips, intoxicated, costs.
Jone Jones, Intoxicated, $1 and
Sam t; rand ell. colored, speeding,
4a Md costs.
| Henry White,, colored, larceny,
four months on tho roads. J
Clem Chapman, dalored. vagrtncqr.
ordsredf Hi leave town/ j
f lif. M. C, Ress, of Bonnerton, was
in the city today attending the1 fu
neral of Mrs. .Maggie McOofra*. ** -
New Theatre |
"Th? *Ot;L or KURA-SAN"
A SPECIAL CASE OP
NEB I), THAT DESKKYKS
AIL of the cues, reported in
the Daily News during the last
few days, -bare -teen provided
for. A Qttlsenjpf the rural dla
trlcta, however, th la morning re
portod one which shows more
dire need find suffering than any
of the others mentioned.
An old man and his wire are
. living about sis miles from the
city in a small shaefc. They arc
close, to seventy years of age.
The man's hands , and feet arc
drawn up with rhoumtlaam or
*aome other sickness. At any
rate, he is nnabl^ to use them.
They depend solsjy upon asslat
ance that kind-tare rted persons
may give them. _ I
Contributions' for Associated Chari
ties Con (J n no to Gome In
Contributions to the Associated
Charity fund took a big jump yes
terday. The money raised will b^
used for tlx? relief of thooo In want
during the coming year. Much more
!b needed. The following has been
raised to date:
Previously reported $124.50
Mr. and Mrs. 8. R. Powla 24.00
J. F. Buckman ...... . . . s.oo
A. D. McLean ......... 6.00
Mrs. Wm. Bell j.oo
C. 1 ft Campbell 1.00
J. M. Harrington 8.00
J. D. Fowle ...... j.... 12.00
8. P. Allbtood , . 8.00
W. D. WooUrd 3.00
William Rodman 6.00
Colored citizens 8.70
H. IT. Sattarthwaite ..... 1.00
? M. P. McJCeel . . 6.00
I Total $198.20
CHOIRS ASKED TO
Will Practice Christmas Carols at
TAks HjIII for Community Trr*.
The various cholra of the city
eKtirchcs are requested to meet at
the^ltflks ball at three o'clock tnmefr
refcr afternoon to practice carols for
th# C6mrotinity Christina* tree.
Also children of the second ni<|
twrQ grades, who sang under Miss
HUGE TRUCKS EMPLOYED IN
CARRYING THOUSANDS OF
PRESENTS TO THE MEN.
OBSERVE DM PEACE
(By United PiSbss)t
With the British arm 1*4 In ttoe
1* cbout to arrive In ti>? lu-:,.
Supply tralnn, bearing imtn-k.lliug
explosives for ^>nce yielded the right
of way to huge trucks, driven In
business-like way by Kris K!iik1"?
rl-id in khaki, who are strewing gilts
up and down the entire line, proving
that the milk of human kindness is
stronger than the red wine of w;ir.
When Santa finishes his Job. no
one will be forgotten. Even thoso
"Tommies" without families have re
ceived their Christmas puddings,
chocolates, cigars. Christmas cards,
cakes and trinkets.
No action of Importance is ex
ported on Christmas day and there
i seems to he a mutual understanding
botrcon the armies that ChrlstmaB
Is to be given over to peaceful cclr
First Presbyterian v*hnrch.
Ror. H. B. Searlrht. Minister.
S?y vices at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30
"p. m.f condurted by the printer. Sub
l Jert of moraine rermon. "God's
Greatest and Best Gift to the World."
| At night Mr, SenriRht will eontln
? ne his expositions of the Bonk of
Revelations, lecturing on "The Wo
man snd the Dragon."
I Sunday School at 9:45 a. m.. B.j
1 O. Moss, 8upt.
Thefre will bo special Chris' in* *
mnslc at both the morning and ev
ening services. The publ!? and *11
strangers and travelling men Mr
| dlally Invited to ail the services of'
Glasgow, aro urge a to be present.
This will he the last rehoarssl of the
songs and 1i Is hoped that evoryode '
*111 attend/ '
rlfEMiDr.IST WILSON PLANS
OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTM AS
WASHINGTON. ?President Wil
son is preparing for an old-fashioned
home Christians at the White House.
There will be a Christmas tree for
the children of the family. including
Josephine Cothran, the Presidents
Ki and-nleee, who arrived' at the ,
White House lar-t night with hc-r j
mother, Mrs. Anna Cothran, of Phil
adelphia, nnd Ellen MeAdoo. grand- j
daughter of Mr. Wilson. The fam
ily party will Include Secretary and
Mrs| MeAdoo, Mis? Margaret Wilson"
and relatives of M s. Wilson.
More than 100 turkeys will be dis
tributed tomorrow by the President
to employe*, of the executive oftlccs. J
On Christmas day h?* and Mrs. Wil
son expect to deliver presents to a. j
number of poor families.
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(Djr United press) '
LONDON^? Serious' food riots in '
Dresden, >n which tho police and
soldiers were used by authorities to j
quell the attaolc of over a hundred ,
women, were reported today from
Rotterdam telegraph dispatches. The
lots occurred Sunday. Monday and
Tuesday and three policemen were
CHILDREN WILL HAVE
Af SI FlIER'S CHURCH
The children's r.nnual Christmas
service of St. Prtr '* Episcopal Sun
day School will be held tomorrow af
ternoon ?t the ch'irch at 5 o'clock.
Tho offering will be for Thompson
Orphanago, CbailoUe, N. C. The
eh'ldren will nlso carry gifts of cloth
ing. fruit, etr.. to be sent to the or
phanage. Notice was given to that
(effect on last Sunday and It is hoped
that nil will remember it. A beau-1
|tlfu1 program hss been prepared and
everybody Ib Invited to attend. A
short address will bo mude by Rev.
M. C. Daughtrey.
Returned from Edward.
I;. Mrs. J. W. Reid. who has been
Spending a few weeks with her par
[enCs. ifr. and Mrs. B. R. Latham at
. Edward, has returned home.
ADVkkTISB IN TTTB DAILY nftwp
P E ACE
UNITED STATES MAY HAVE TO
RIND HERSELF WITH OTHER
NATIONS OF TH* WORLD.
REGRET ALLIED VIEWS
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? The (MM
previously been regarded as '"nn en
tangling alliance," if the present 'j
pearo negotiations get down to the
point of international enforcement
and peace guarantees, was admitted
by the State Department today.
Secretary Lansing held that a dls
runslon of such problems was a bit
premature, but Indicated that this
government had considers* the pos
sible necessity of an allljuice If es
sential to a peace agreement and ta
make It binding. The State Depart
ment manifestly regretted the allied
interpretation of WIlBon'e note y>
the effect that he had said both sides
were fighting for the same thing. It
is pointed out specifically In ths
note, leaders stale, that both sides
named the things for which they are
fighting and that their statements of
their purpose agreed with each oth
In the matter of a possible alli
ance, It Is held that the United
States will naturally link herself
with the pan-American nations, at
the same time, probably Joining with
certain European nations In an agree
ment which this country might pre
viously have considered as "ent4&(? I
Vlritlng Her Parent*.
Miss- Lillian Wor?lard Is spending
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Woolawl.
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I* "CHRISTMAS WITHOUT ?
ttOHRISTM ? ?
? Come <utd hear tlifif ?
? flirlwtnwMutlde nenfcon by ?
? EDWARD D. JENKINS, Panto r ?
? FIRST Il.tPTIST OHURCV
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? SUNDAY NIGHT, 7tM F. It. ?
Have You Been Prosperous the
Rhare y*mr |iro*|wity with Uiom taw forttmato nm4 mnka
<Mi> Chrlmtmna m happy ooa.
The AMtoclatod Charltl?a wu organised to keep In totfch
With and adit All n eedy pfnraa of the dtj.
? Make roar rontrlbntloe to tb4 AmmUUm tkromgk the
Daily Ifewe or any. of the foltowtaf paraoaat Xf/
B. R. MIXON, President
tmrn MATTIH ?HW?Uk Nmtar ? i- ? ^ W ? ?"
M?H RACHKI. KUMLB*. *?pt. I. H. WAKIUm, ftMMil. '
LAY THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR OWN HO*!'
By Taking Stock in tbe
ilomc Building & Loan
Office in Saving* & Trust Building
A NEW SERIES OPENS JANUARY 6, 1917.
It it independent of every other institution; II
is owned and operated by it* stockholder^
W. E. SWINDELL, Pre?.
JNO. B. SPARROW, Sec. tfTree.
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nan, r. h nm?. c. a. limait in a. *r~? ^ 'j
very man and boy look* forward to ChriMma* morning to provide him u ith a
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i the kind he mart prefer*. It you coft't thmk u hue to get him make uee of the ?
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