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VOLUME XXXVI-NUMBER 24. x LAURINBURG. N. C.,
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TRENCH TURN ON GER
MANS AND MAKE GAINS
Taka Three Towns aad Maay Priam
an. America* , Mariana Taka I
MO Gtraaa Primmer.
Paris, Jana 11.—The French hare
■truck the Germans a hard Mew along
a front of about seven and a half I
atiloa between Rube*court and St.'
Maor, recapturing BeJloy, Genlius
wood aad the height* between Oour-,
cel lea and Moriamer.
The dMil announcement by the
erar effee tonight of the gains eaya
the Germane auBorad heavy lames
and left more than a thousand prison
ers and some ran* la the haada of the
Several violent enemy attacks eu
Chevincourt were repulaed but the
Germans gained a footing In Machs'
amat aad Bertiaarnart, which places
are beta* bitterly diepoted.
The text of the official statement
'The battle continued today from
M on td idler to the Oise.
"On the left our troepe, aepportod
by tanka, counter-attacked this after
noon along a front M kilometres be
tween Bubmeoart aad Be Moor aad
notwithstanding desperate realetenre
oa the part of the enemy reached the
•onthan approaches of La Pretoy,
captured the heights between Cour
eelJeo and lfortemir and carried our
linos mote than two kilometres to the
seat of Mary.
"We have alas retaken Bleoy aad
Oenha wood and reached thee euth
ern outakirts of It. Maur.
Om MM Captured.
The enemy who suffered heavy
leasee, left more tku a thousand pris
oner* and several guns In oar hand*
"Id the u—tart he Qentana who hod
raeeaoded la parhlag forward to the
•oath at Lags lane and Aatheall,
win QITVtn HACK WyOM IXH TWO
points by ear troopa, acting la ecaeert
with adjoining unit*.
“On the right the enemy intreeeed
hie isrsaaiirs reeking to gala the Mata
▼allay. Several violent attacks tagpeh
od against Chorine ourt wow regained.
The enemy sane sod ni to gaining •
Brilliant American Attack.
“Sooth of the Ourcq river the A
taoriren trrapa this morning bniliaat
ly captured BalUeo wood and took
“Oar day bombing mocMam con
tinued their operations Jose 10, not
withstanding had wmthsr. Airplane
grottos (lying low dropped proJoetOm
on anemy concentration*. iHsporsing
reinforcing troops end causing con
"Certain squadrons made soriim
and daring the day eight tons at ex
plosives, warn employed’in this awn
BAY* SCOTLAND HAS WORST
COUNTY HONK. KXCBPT ONH.
Judge Harding Mafcen Visit te Cn»
ty Hama aad A*parte Intolera
ble Conditions There
Judge W. r. Harding, who bald
court boro last week by 1 pedal ar
rangement made a visit to the county
borne and was te Impressed by what
am termed almost revolting condi
tions existent there that he publicly
before the eonrt declared hia convic
tion that Scotland has the worst am
commodetiana for its aged, inftrm aad
Incapacitated dUsorn. who by un
fertaaate circumrtances are forced to
seek refuge at tMa haven, of any
etmty in North Carolina with the
single exception of one. It is stated
the Judge declared it his conviction
that something should be done te Im
prove conditions at the home. It is
reported that sanitary conditions
them are each that a malodorous at
moephars pervades the moms and
quartern of those unfortunates whs
am forced to spend their unhappy
existence in the heartless charity of a
conscienceless state, aad very little is
done to make life tolerable for then
Many dtsena are outspoken and
frank in their opinion* regarding
thorn conditions and it is oot difficult
ta gat an aapraasiaa of opinion. No
caesura of any on* connected with
the management of tha haiao la of
fered, but it is tha gaoaial opinion
that more system should ba employed
in administering the affair* of tha
beam. It la Mated by Mate that aa s
buala*** preposition the oouaty home
la a paying Institution and a none**,
bnt for • erring the prianry puipuai
of ita existence It fall* far short of
moderate g—— It ii Incumbent
upon tha aa—ty ta pytHa eomfart
abls and decent nccommodationa for
those of Ita rttiaeai who by ebaarn
or unfortaante tin i—lnni ia are un
able to care far thommhm, or wha
bare no ralathras able ta prorida for
them. It should ba tha fast purpose
if x«ch aa iaatitutien ta giro nemfort
to Its inmates sad its inseclai af
fairs should at all ttaoaa ba secondary
and auhsarriant to tha higher and
grantor duties and prtrilacas af oar
ing for tha unfortunate.
odious publicity and tnvasticatlon ba
te conditions, but up to this time no
formal stop has boon token to remedy
conditions and provide the nsnsmary
MCododAtiooi nd cootvk1chom< 14
is sincerely hoped that the county au
thorities will promptly taka whatever
■tepe art necessary to provide every
thin* of comfort end decency for the
mae and women who are forced to
become ha oahappy wards. Money
ehoald bo of saeall consideration until
tfca eeanty boose la made coaeforteMe
and sanitary and praviakm made far
Ha maintenance. And than economy
will ha nkzC
H is said thorn ere only • inmates
at the county heme at present and tie
•pinion is advanced that ethers would
bo them, bat prefer the bamiliatioa
letmbf a public charpb to livtaw
in each conditions. The county home
aad Ha state of perfection to hi aa
way repranaaUti.e of the beet there
to b« Scotland county dH.mehip Its
tp bones to have them prsneptly*a£
tended ta. tWa to the only excuse
tor the wytttop ef each aa article aa
Kim H Akrody.
“I ftaajr for npaha
!**• MM HI" mU Mm —tartat.
**«• tho mu who n*Jn4 It told
»• J* Mid a triaad to artomtloa.—
POUR RECENT CANDIDATE
AT THEM NOW
In the last two Presidential elections there were four
One was Woodrow Wilson.
One was William H. Taft. .
One was Theodore Roosevelt.
One was Charles E. Hughes.
What are theee men now dq||g?
Woodrow Wilson Is administering the affairs of
state, efficiently, courageously, gad with the universal
confidence and applause of hie rijfrfBUijini n
William H. Taft is devotingjUl Us time and strength
and abilities to upholding the President and to helping
$e nation to win its war.
Charles B. Hughes is givtng>«P his time end abilities
to supporting the President aod^to helping the nation
win its war. 5*;
And what U Theodore Roo«m*K doing?
Why, he is busy, by day, . by night, marling at
tha President, finding fault with tha Government does,
belittling our war preparations, at everybody and
The nation has been at warf Germany for more
than a year, and in all that time j one single thing that
Theodore Rooeevelt has said (pen a hWp to
the Government or to the or to its war
While the other men whe for »r.
Presidency loyally give the fi of devoted serv
ice to the country and its that Theodore Roose
velt does is to scold and
It Is a pitiable spectacle.
NIKS COLORED SBLBCTMKN
The local exemption board baa la*
• tractions to aead the following ool
oiad aalartmaa to Camp Tartar,
Louisville, Ky., on Friday, Jana SI.
Nina man bar* been called to (a on
tUa date and two alternates bare
bean called to taka the plaoa at any
dalieqnaat who might fail to ahow
up at the propw Umar
Pieros Bolling, Jr.
• iMaai Wlnhila
Wetter M aerie ca.
MTV. jxo. l, paikucy gobs to
•ta attained Hi in oltl
f,n* J«* *. I»)T, ragtetarad
wl* tke ioea] exemption board far
PEACH ALUMNAE PLEDGE FUND
W KEEP PEACE AT BALEKIL
AMmm Have Faith la Fetor, at
laetitetlw aad Weald Hare U
Mr*. 1. P. McRae aad Mn. A. M.
Fairley, who have Joat ratiused fro*
the annual meettog ad the AhaaM
ad Peace Institute aad
to the proposed astabltatoaeBt ad a
Jraodiaal School aad the datura cf
fhaca Institute. This resell wtlJ he
•d Interest to the mammy -Peace" gMe
•n the esaaty:
The Aiaatoaa AwedaUon at Peace
to RALEIGH. with feat yeara to
***** «*• mo**T- A latter was read
tram J. E Toaag ad the heart at
traefaaa cmtttnlag the situation to
whldi Peace haa haw placed bp the
PtoFwad aatahliahwwc at a Byaodt
wl School. nwabtohig Peace with
Qaeen’s or other North Carolina
Preehyteriaa Callages. Qaewh Col
toga. Mr. Yean* T-rrlstoad. wfll clew
at the md at the tana anieea it to
k token over by the Synod. Paaes la
****** Pr^tota ad aaa at the heat
ywr* la bar history, and baa as In
tontlon at etoahtg rtNi) dosed by tho
Nias Mary O. Grabua. president
ed Peace, to wnebtog to the Atoto
aae. said that bar faith to the f«an
is too gieat to think that tbe peat
history end ideal* at Paaat lead,
lata, seeds above esoaoy valet ale
grtng^to be loat by the doelag at the