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BUSINESS JEN M CAVAUY THAININ6 CAMP
THfc. EUROPEAN WAR
AS BBDTIY ONE WHO HAS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM ENG
LAND—THE POLLY OF intlWAUDNUB SHOWN ST AC
TUAL EXISTING CONDITIONS.
By F. T. RoriL
light M tto (*wat terrible conflict,
1 to** decided to do tny tort in thU
If I MU Omni, for tto ratoon
a* tto lfrrrtoiyi. too atortoat Myth
exareratioai, half troth* ato whole
; worth any effort on my part.
Mi -vktorin'i tram too “fatal m.1
to tto^OamnB^totoMwrt* tto
Action, would be a prophet not with
out honor at toan or abroad. Thia
la a took, tonarar, yaw humble aere
a"t ariB not attempt.
^Ttonar* many ^dlapotto^ facta.
g" *1 waaM on
tit** ttoaa to laataie cmUmto.
To ttonwill to derated tto bulk of
the advisability ef permitting roller
'skating on certain London streets, and
whether a certain naval cadet stole a
five chining pant order, to sttand to
The net result was that the war
found tha British army nearly aa as
prepared as sr somebody alee may be.
The lack of preparedness may bo
exemplified by the fact that tha pres
ent production of mtttonc is HUN*
OUKDB of TMKS greater tkaa tha
pre-war capacity, not pre-war PRO
DUCTION. hot pre-war CAPACITY
to PRODUCK. Amd yet the maxi
mum of production has not boon
reached and. will not he far several
weeks and possibly month*. With
proper foresight all this would have
accomplished many months ago.
But with all this vast increase, pro
duction is stm behind that of France,
a nation af far less industrial capacity
generally than Britain and with a
majority of bar coal aad iron mines
in tha hands of tha so way, bat n na
tion Letter prepend in the beginning.
Conceive now. if yon con, the Her
culean task ef a nation unprepared.
So much for steal and lead, but
Britain’s strongest fart la tha mask
talked of silver bs&sL Her financial
resources seam to far outweigh her
industrial resources. The normal pre
war revenue was fas the neigbborhood
of one billion dollars. Now it ex
ceeds two aad nsto half bill ions, tha
new tax raising morn than a ballon
and a half, aad tha tax gathering de
partment ia by no mesas at the and
of its tether.
! was in London at the time of
•vary new levy eseapt one, and if any
body seriously protested, I aswr
beard of it. A more cheerfmlly borne
burden could hardly bo conceived.
There to no financial depression, aa
yet. rsenltlag from this heavy taxa
tion. Buell]see is brtoksr and labor
better paid than before- The people,
of course, realise that, to a great ex
tent, the natfam to living on its capi
tal and they will fed the pinch harder
at a later data.
Art their financial resources am so
v»«t that It would tabs many yearn
of war, arpmates as it to, to serious
ly impair it.
As aa IDmtoathai ef the strength
•f their financial institutions, the fol
lowing comparative statement of the
world's landing banks, pnlillshsj this
month, to appeadsd.
XcUomI ckjr — --taiMMMf
OMrwity Tract --440,912.000
Ccmcacrc* - (M.M2.0OO
Wrat ——- 2O4MM0O
TraJra Muds: .'.W
If as a British statesman declared,
the test millions of massy win decide
tbs wot, his nation will stand mom
than a fighting chanea of haiag la at
Probably you bass hoard moat all
this before and would tike to know
mom of what cams directly under my
ossa observation. In this, too, I fear
I can setete little that is malty new.
I can testify to the practical unani
mity of the British people la support
ing their country sad to this confi
dence la their Anal victory, though
they realise that it wiU taka a long
I have seen them under circum
staaoea which try men’s souls- I was
with them when the aaara arrived that
three of their fiaeet era jeers bad been
sunk at one fell swoop. I have watch
ed their demeanor white the monster
Zeppelins were cruising overhead,
strewing death and destruction to
their wake. I have clasped the hand
of a British father e few moments
after receiving the news of the death
of His only son.
None of these things have had the
effect of disheartening the people.
Mom then ninety-fire per cent am de
claring "never mind us end our
troubles, get on with the wot.’* They
are intent on such e thorough Job
now that n repttition will be impossi
ble. They are not oven considering
peace at-the present time, knowing
that say peace terms possible now
would be unacceptable to them. The
very few. who ere advocating a make
shift peace, are the most unpopular
people te ail Britain.
I de not moan that te giving their
government their individual sebport
that it ip not without soma form of
complaint. That wotV! he faaeompat
able with the British temperament
Year true BrHoa te s beta grumbler
nnd te the conduct of the war hat
found much legitimate material upon
which te exercise his fault-finding dis
position. He deee not hesitate to
spank out "in court,” but neverthe
less, be is for e fight to a finish.
I urn frequently been naked “What
it Britain’s opinion of the U. B.t”
Frankly, this a difficult question to
answer. There waa some criticism of
our not protesting against the invas
ion of Belgium, and soma surprise at
the mild manner in which we handled
the Laaitania affair. But, on the
whole, there teems to ha a desire on
the part of the reputable press to
withhold al) comment on America**
position. Whether this in due te' a
bona Ada desire ant to interfere, to
a studied indifference or U a sliest
ssadsmpt, I leave Use render to decide.
The enameretton of certain quail*
Urn eo tbe par} of the British is not
Intended to disparage the ease* quail
ties of the other belligerent natk Va.
I cannot close Hue article wr.bowt
a referetiee to the Belgtaa t4i|ia
whom I met in gnat numbers la Lea
4am Their position ha* been one .of
the cadcst featarea of the war. They
arrived almest in all atagaa and cea
di lions of life. The es»e thing In com
maawaa the hurried flight from a
greatest of destitution, ethers were
plentifully supplied with money, hat
arse* seosyoOed to isave seaso of their
loved ones bafilnd. All had their fuU
have net lent heart, for they era one
ef the grsateat heested people I have
ever mat Their grmtttade to Bag.
Usd, America sad nil who hava aided
their stricken rnantry la aa refresh,
lag da fc is tarn cam m . Tbsy am
eerapalaaaly haaaat and strictly fair.
Fair to a hair's breadth area In their
ever the eoteeam ef the srsw, may Ood
ad as# to have a mam csylous hal if
paaSa^bTkamr anyUta?af bsperu
mm, art already pahthhlf. which
t*>«y apart reveal wtlhdrt rieUtiee of
TWdin that our country wfll ho
spared ths horrors of, war sad that we
■ay he truly appreciative at each
bnmonity, is the wish of the writer.
Ohs abote was written several
weeka aye, which «i course ascseeti
for the fact that laU happdninyt have
net heM mentioned by Mr. BiusU la
The Model Phar
i High Claw Prescription Draggfarta.
A model ia tha perfection of ohm
Idea at something standard aad that
I it la that In tha selection of th* asm*.
The Model Pharmacy for his splendid
establishment. Mr. A. II. Jamas, had
eempletad his model In the way of a
pharmacy, one that contain* *11 th*
freshMt aad purest of drags and madi
ctnes, sundries, and relative lines,
while tha beautiful mahogany Oxtwras
are attractive and so arranged as to
afford th* bast of store service. The
Model Pharmacy as tha latter half
at tha name indicates, gives special
attention to prsecriptiea work, and
prescriptions are componadad with tha
greataat care and aocamoy fat order
that than be absalate correctness,
who* th* dregs used are th* purest
that can be secured.
There ia alas a good stock of dregs,
medicines, toilet artfeisa and druggists
A soda fountain Alla aa attractive
comar of the alert. Inn which de
licious soft drinks are dispensed, by
expert dispensers, sad aa elegant ones
ed Ant doateatis and imparted cigars
is also to evidence; holding the agency
far the celebrated Norris Exquisite
Candice, is aa endorsement mi The
Model Pharmacy aa progressive sad
Urn prescription department under
the supervision of Mr. Matthews has
,*es the confidence of physician ■ and
the public alike for accuracy, relia
bility, aad prompt service.
Mr. A. R. James la the Manager of
The Model Pharmacy, and he is thor
oughly alive to every modem require
ment of boainess methods, aad with
exceptional talents and progressive
ideas hs 1s constantly increasing the
Mr. James is a son ad Mr. A. L.
Jassos, a family who are influential in
the social, moral and material en
hancement of Laurie burg and Scot
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