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tArrTr,, - V ' ' ' THE WILMINGTON DISPA TCH, THUPBMaTC
(By the Military Expert
American papers recently printed
photograph of one of the giant Ger
man airships floating on the River
Thames, ostensibly as a graphic illu
stration of the failure of German air
attacks oh England In general. When
reading the New York papers one re
ceives the impression that all the Zep
pelins and the other types of German
airships ever achieved is the killing
of women and babies. The material
damage is invariably alleged to1 be in
significant and the occasional wreck
ing of an aircrafrgoes to prove4 to the
hilt the illusory value of these aerial
craft ef-the "barbarians."
By dint of repetition this view has
been impressed successfully upon the
American mind. If one asks a news
paper man whether he really believes
that the Germans are so inhuman as
to make harmless women and children
the aim of their raid or that they are
so reckless of money as to waste mil
lions upon millions to achieve practi
cally nothing, they will disclaim .such
belief; but nevertheless they continue
to print the absurdities prepetratedj
by the British military authorities.
What are the real facts? The Ger
mans during the past two years have
fully established the fact prophesied
in 1909 by Sir Percy Scott, that -an
aerial fleet such as Germany's would
nf iiiPtimnhiP militnrv value. The
German airships have been used along 'Their number is considerable, if we
the English coast with excelent re- j consider that the mOmeht a private
suits. If little is heard about their! yard lays down the keel of a torpedo
doings, the reasons are obvious. Ger-bbat it becomes a military establish
man observation of the results of meht Which without a question of
bomb attacks, coupled with reports reprisals the enemy has a right to
obtainable even in wartime, have, attack.
clearly demonstrated that the cost and) On the North Seashore there are
hazards of the enterprise are welt re- thirteen shipyards, ten of them capa
paid. ! ble of building the largest types, with
True, to the unthinking, the picture twenty-four docks and sixty-two slips,
referred to of the airship which came Oh the Chaiiniel there" are seven yards
to grief by being blown up by her with twenty-seven docks ahd ninety
crew in theThames, presents a sorry i nine slips, and within the further
spectacle. To the innitiated it is in-radius of the German airships there
forming. It reveals facts which es- are thirteen more shipyards with ten
raped even the British censor. The docks and eighty-five jslips. Of 'the
commander of the airship, Commander last mentioned yards, fifteen have
Breithaupt, T. G. N., came to grief, it facilities for building anything up to
is true, but only after a successful at- the largest super-dreadnbught.
tack on English shipbuilding yards in! How absurd it is for the English to
Portsmouth, Avonport and Keyham. ! persist in telling the world that the
There is proof In that picture that material damage done by a raid was
he had raided England before. He re-'none, that no bomb even hit anywhere
ceived and is wearing in the picture, ' near the establishments which pre
the Pour le Merite for a previous ex- j sumably was the aim of the raiders,
ploit in the same region. What he Us evident from the fact that some of
then achieved we have learned from these shipyards eOver an area of
an unimpeachable source. more than a million Square yards, and
During that raid Commander Breit-'that
haupt's airship threw bombs on two
Trotts Abroad with Mr. Bad-a-kin
By AUehe Wilkes and Tris'tam'Tuiper '
O! Tally-ho! The coach is off!
The sea's beyond the hill!
Now this, my dears, is England fair,
A merry England still!
It's King was once our ruler, too.
Until there came a. day
We had to fight for what was right!"
Cried Jerry, "Hip! Hurray!"
Said Merry, "Quiet! Have a care!
1 see a 'Bobby' standing there!'
It's Ouch!" said Mr. Baed-a-Mn,
"This is a jaunting-car;
'And on this road to Dublin-town,
We've" jog Jog joggled f aif ! "
"We 've may be lo lo lost our
Said Jerry, "It's so hew
And. look! Go-go is running so
He's in an Irish stew!"
"I love these houses, just half-grown!"
Said Merry, "Are they Blarney Stone ?';
of" The Fatherland.)
ajof the newest British batUeships or
tne sovereign ciuss. iuey wcio
damaged to such a degree jthat the
Admiralty ordered the work to be
discontinued Treatise the wrecks' wejre
considered asgobd as wdrihles. All
that was reported to J fiitvf ' b"een lift
in serviceable condition were the un
der ftateV tdrpedd tubes. It is assum
ed that' the Mips -in question Were 'the
Royal blik-lind Inother slip of ' that
type, possibly the Sovereign. These
ships are Units of a squadron of eight
6f; the latest British super-dreadnoughts
of 26,000 tons, developing a
speed of 21 knots and carrying eight
15-inch and sixteen 6-inch guns be
sides nine 20-inch torpedo tubes. The
huli and machinery alone of each of
these ships" represent a value 61 some
eight million dollars . 'But the financial
loss is not what counts the most. The
blow to the ' British is that their
strongest and most homogeneous
squadron has been rfeduce'd to a torso.
Knowledge of this case chanced to
reach the outside world . Of how
many similar successes of the German
air raids are we kept in Ignorance,
The idea that the bathing resorts j
along the English beach offer the best '
target for the "Hunntsh" raids is nul
lified .when we cast a glance at .the
real objects of attack along the coast
land In the Industrial of England.
they are provided, besides, with
armor plate works, gun factories and
"When Edinburgh's proud express
Is passing, children dear,
The, bag-pipes of this bonny land
You really cannot near;
But when the pipes make music loud,
The Highland soldiers bold,
Declare the breeze "that strikes their
They quite forget is cold."
Sal1 Jorrv Trntt "Rnt ura thv tnn?"
Said Merry Trott, "I dinna ken."
The King's highway it stretches far
And swift is Taffy's stride;
"Oh! Oh!" cries Mr. Baed-a-kin
"It suits me'be&t to Hde!"
Asked Jerry, "Whatjs jjTay's pack?
And wny is this, called ..ales ?'
Pm very sure, he can't be jppor,- ;
His coat has such . long tails."
Said Merry; "He's a thiet, you know,
My Mother Goose's book says so."
' if HIlWli .mJy
torpedo shops,' all of which, even ac
cording to British opinion, areUpsbe
considered rrasmilltary bject'sF SucS
vaiB estajfistimetfts elviif? easily
tMek .Wfttfiihe fcj&eptlon oTthe ati
teinptV to destrtfy the.B&ftk l Eng
ind.tmcb taitilat'reW yaiSit
the attacks said to have been made oh
London were : really directed fa
the jtoya.Gjtoy in .Woolwkli
and tire :munition,.ahop of Armstrong
Witfrwbrthh 'Uiri !iErltH - ohT the
Thames.' -- -v:. 'ry:
Up to recently- when the air raid
on undefended , derthah Ibwns on , the
part of the Allies roused Germany's
indignation Jind drew f rom her a hit
thai if'Si great; number bT"peacejfu1
of urrqtiaoTm'lhe npfb;
absurd WtB-fcart of : Gerjfhahy's
enemies (W reftferate' liitt theGrntah
the peaceful innabllElMs W MtdMt&k
the part'-bf ;Grmany"enmlerW6
the manner in' which Germany - ii
maintaining ! Wftfa'toM ; bf
the clouds ' is nbtnThK but tHe fesuU of
! impotent Vrage af'thelr inability to
outrivai'thl&lplsupetlbr opponent s of
the1 airj' ;'Vi !-'-'; :
WHITEViLlJE TO HAVE
Whitevllle, N. C, Sept. 7. This
city will haye the famous Radclif fe
Chautauqua'three das Sepihiber the
28-29 and SO V This will' afford another
rare treat to the' people frf ttifs entire
section. The one last year was a great
success, but .it $aine at thwrong time.
The promoters are meeting with fine
success already in the sale of tickets .
The Chautauqua will take place in
the Auditorium of the High School
There are many visitors here from
a distance and all summer they have
come this way for pleasure and recrea
tion. Several boys from here have joined
Uncle Sam's army at Camp Glenn.
, Cotton is opening fast in this terri
tory and the crop is short. The corn
crop is an average here.
Reunion of Cattlemen.
Sweetwater. Texas, Sept. 7
second annual reunion of the pioneer
cattlemen-of western Texas, Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Arizona opened here
today and will continue over tomorrow. '
Several hundred cattlemen and many
other visitors are in attendance. An
elaborate program of entertainment
has been prepared.
of tne German" 'alrsfifps" - exclusively
served ?1ninfTf Mposfes "aha- it -is
Games for Your
By Helen Cary Allingham
WHEN planning an evening enter
tainment, church social, or
home party, the question is always
asked, "What shall we play?" and
then ensues much discussion, for it
is often difficult to find games suitable
for the occasion. .There are numerous
games of the olden days, but the
younger people have either forgotten
them or have never heard of the ones
that our mothers and grandmothers
used to play. They will be delighted
to 'find that so many of them will af
ford just the enjoyment desired.
Every one knows that an evening
"well begun is half done," that Is, if
you start your guests off fri'errfly, the
time will pass pleasantly, leaving no
room for stiffness or awkwardness oh
the part bf any of the guests. A good
beginning to the evening's entertain
ment usually means that the affair is
an assured success.
An excellent plan is to start with
a Topsy-Turvy Concert. Some good
singers, perhaps six or eight, are
chosen by the hostess; each one
dresses his hands with stockings and
shoes, so that they look as nearly like
feet as possible, before ( going ; into the
room where the other guests are as-
semfiile3, being carefuV, however, tnat
the shoes and stockings are not seen
by the audience. In this room thfe
performers take their places back ot
a sheet or . curtain , which has been
stretched Across ah often space be
tween two 'rooms just below their
- - -. --- - i,.
chins. The concert begins with the
singing of "Oh, Dcm Golden Slippers,"
which may be, found. in most collec
tions of college or, southern songs. ?
The singers stand facing the; .. au
dience during the singing of the. first
verse. Immediately, after the verse is,
fiT,i0,.ri tin striP wst rtnwfi WnlStfesjtiohed may reply, "by Us color,
that their head's are below the cuk
-- - , i- -" ... v , .... . .1 -
tain, and raising their 'arms to the
pace where their heads' had been
wave Wem about, We effect Ve'ing
That oT a number '6T people "standing
on their heads. .Thus they sing the
cuurus. ur me Degltt
1 T7 iV-'-'fT'
t' J ..v
of the se
cond verse the young pepjple withdraw!
Fiy p ft d . js y ; f A ft w e r &.
Passecl Resolution Urging; Medical
School Inspection for AH
The farmers and farm women of
North Carolina, at ;-ei,r : recent .meet-
Inff u?n ilHsh ..n...on rerd; fs Bahk -rFamllfcb; -Bcal Bayboro
r.ecpmmeftdng? and .urging t the meW-1 and : 6ue"'t)t ; the most . f lrfshing iristl
cal Inspection - of all school .children. ' tUtlons in inf& ecifbh" will! Mi W about
Theyjncluded ip,; their, list .ofoiu- BrTBM &t
I ttohs: and recommendations.. a :?ectipn
! lireiner ndpniiflto hpfllth instruction
and medica spectlo tfor all ,is,9hopl
Chii4r,eh as i further aid' to ,the . de-
veiopment of1!, practical systeni of
hth approval of th'e State Board r0f . The' new bank 'Wili Well and cap
HthV Whoie ' teahigs' have been ably jaanaged iind will dbuhtless prove
that ev&ry schbor
time during ' the' year, preferably as Ambhfe W& 'Interesting ; ;eaes dls
near the ioplening" as possible, a hy- pbsed' bf-at' yesie of
sfcal exa'hiinatlbn of all its -pupils. ' Cravten county Superior Court was that
-' 'Tills'-" course was a'dvoci
parr df the farmers, aT $ UUo on the
part of the ' board, ' by reas'OU 'Of the
fact ; that Wherever this health-edUca-tiotial
Vork -; has been dotte in the
BtjSte;'hich?,'n;ft's:i- been done Usually
by whole time' county health :' officers
or by cooperation bf the county With
the State"' Boara of Health;" the results; the animals" wandered' rm tb the Lan
have ' been ton vinclng testimofiy 1 as j caster prbperty ah'd wa's 'prOmptly ' tak
to the- value of the work. ; - 1 j' 'eh Up and imnounded and the owner
As a" result bf educatibnal-healtbM
work people have becoAie convinced j
that health is paramount that school j
Is no place for a sick chiid. Td try
to educate a sick child, or one vlth
grave defects, is to put a heavy tax
upon the body, break down its re
sistance, and hasten on the disease.
It is worse than money wasted, it is
life wasted: People have realized,
furthermore,, that by a system of
medical school inspection any school
can Save nearly all of its children
threatened with breakdown or dls -
Lawyers Meet at Hissoula.
Missoula, Mont., Sept. 7. A large
and representative attendance that in
cluded many lawyers and jurists of
wide reputation marked the opening
here this morning of the annual meet
ing of the Montana Bar Association.
An attractive program of addresses
papers and discussions has been pre-
pared for the three days' session.
Chief Justice James P. Ailshie of the
Idaho supreme court and several other
jurists of prominence are to address
a great deal of laughter and merri
ment. Another good song (or the
occasion is the old lullaby song,
"Rock-a-bye Baby in the Tree Top."
Sing standing until the words are
reached which run;
"When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall,
And down will come baby,
Cradle and all."
At the word fall, all drop beneath
the curtain, and raising their hands
with the shoes oh them, they wave
them in the air as they sing the re
mainder of the verse and chorus.
In the game called Newspaper Re
porter, the guests are seated in a ring.
The first player turns to his right
and Whispers some remark or brief
story very rapidly, the second player
then turns to his right hand neighbor
and repeats what he has heard; as
nearly as he can, for probably lie did
not hear all of it, or hear it correctly.
Thus each one in the ring whispers to
his neighbor his version of the report,
and the last player, "after the first one
has repeated the original remark, tells
what be has gathered.
- For instancey in one game the first
person Whispered, Aunt" Mary sent
file to -VNoxthtowh "for a good, sleek,
fat i goosej6r Sunday dinner." After
it had gone around the- ring this was
reported as fVAv-merry Scented town
for a sick, 2 at Mose sonnies dinner."
; Guessing game are-always in favor
for van 'evenim? entertainment. For i
this game, "How, .When rand iWhere,"
one player leaves- the : room, :while the
othersydecidef upon iorne noun. Then
the company sitting ; in a circle calls
in the. one who is out, whose object it
is to guess the word that has been
ohosen, -by means of questions using'
the. ,-T words, "how," "when" and
'where.'?: , .,. . . - . '
. For instance, the. word chosen may
be "apple." . The one who Is It .will
ask a player questions like this, "How
woujd ; you. khow.it ?" and the person
Tt)y its , shape,'' etc. . Question,
"Where , did you see - one last ?" An
er, "h the orchard," or "in the cel
lar." Question, "When did you have
one?" Answer "For breakfast," etc.
--Any kind of questions -may be ask
ed, provided the three words giv4n
above are-used. ;Tty skillful question
ing and Watching the answers closely
the word may be guessed quite readi
ly When ; the word 4s ; guessed the
person r who is.lt MkesvMsifeat and
chocies another to be It, and the game
Octdber 1st Itttereshng
" (Special to The Dispatch.)
New Bern, N. C., ;Sept. 7. An
nmiTirpTtipnt llns ' been ; made that :the
( Oriental as . been ' withbui local
.tJ.-. .ltswii .u.A-'rt.iC-i. fenw tiA nm
wiSs clbsed several months ago, after j
- J!. Will 7 Miller th e cashfer; 'ebmmitted
feufcide-arild:ib:el3-:MS -feund' ;lSe a'
in which Richard' larker,: a Well known'
resident of t&'ei'ncebbro;'ise1cltloh of j
thd''-touhty;!srchafjied ith assault-
ing' 12 lay ton, ' Jake' arid Jane Lancaster
With a- deadly weapon ; . j
The ' charge,' it feeems, grew out of i
tne faet that Parker allbVed his hogs !
t'b ' roam at Targe laUd one or more of j
Parker Went over to the Lancaster j
home to secure his hogs arid while,'
there, so the plaintiffs claimed, ne
drew. his. revolver ort J.thein. The;
Jury decided, however, that Parker was '
innocent and freed him frorii the
J charges .
The grocer had just put a new boy.
to work, and among the other instruc-!
tions was this: I
If you do not happen to have what
ja customer asks for. suggest some-j
i thing else as nearly like it as possi
Soon a woman camei Into -the store j'
and aslrpd thp Tnv "Haro von nnvt
v. " - J T ' J
fresh green stuff, today?"
"No, ma'am," answered the boy,
"but we have some nice bluing."
Jones (in Prohibition town) Where
can I get a drink?
Native Of what?
Jones Not prussic acid! I've only
to stay here two hours.
Ailments of Babyhood
Arid What to1 Do f orTliem I f
S By Marianna Wheeler -
'THERE are many mothers so sit
uated that they cannot afford a
doctor for every little ill the baby
may have, but they realize something
ought to be done and do not know
just what this should be. Then the
neighbors are called In to give advice,
but this is often so conflicting that
the poor young mother is more than
ever puzzled to know just which
course to pursue. Here are a few of
the simple ailments of babyhood with
some remedies to use when In need.
Let us begin at the top of the baby's
head and see what to do for the very
common ailment of the scalp often
called "cradle cap." Many young in
fants have this trouble, and while In
Some cases It may be increased by
uncleahlihess It will often occur in
spite of the best of care. A yellow
crust keeps forming on the top of the
head, and even when carefully remov
ed with a fine comb it will return
Within a day or two. First try warm
olive oil gently rubbed into the scalp
night and morning. When this is hot
effectual have the druggist put up, a
two per cent, resorcia ointment, which
is made by mixing ten grain of re
sorcin thoroughly with one ounce of
vaseline. This ointment should be
spread on a piece of old soft Jinen
and put on the top of the baby's head
at night; a little cap over it wm now
it in place. In the morning the oint:
meht may be washed off with castfle
soap and warm water. Much of the
crust can be removed with a fine
Ire J...-' si
tOOth comb, but must not be forced
off.' The next night the salve should
be repeated, and so on until the head
is entirely clear. After this it is bet-
ter .not to use much water on . thie;
scalp. Two or threo weekly .-.washings
with waivn water and white castiie
soap is all that is necessary.
The baby's little hose Is often a
source cf great annoyance to him, if
it becomes stopped lip eo that thc
phild has "snuffles.'' Sometimes this
becomes so severe that he cannpt
nurse, as his nose t so blocked lip he
cannot breathe ; w ieh'.'"'1i1s:mMlfc::?-fs
dosed over the niile. ln such Wses
r 'It's so much easier- to keep in
touch with you now and to include
you in our little last minute parties.
We'll call for you in half1 an hour."
You, too, should have a tele
phone in your home to keep you
in touch with your friends and to
help in your social affairs.
If you will just telephone,
call or write, you may find that tel
ephone service does not cost as
much as you think.
STEPHEN D. LUCAS,
(From the Pittsburgh Dispatch.)
Suitor So you told your. father that i
I was earning $4,000 a year. What did!
The Girl He said he knew you were
getting that much, but he doubted !
you were earning it.
No Previous Experience.
Traffic Cop (to autoist whose car
has just been in a bad collision)
the mother should ery firmly twist a
little absorbent cotton on the end of
a wooden tooth-pick and dipping this
in a solution of one heaping teaspoon
ful of boracic acid dissolved in one
pint of boiling water, she should very
gently remove any secretions he can
find there. After this is done she
should drop up into each nostril some
olive oil, or better still some liquid
albolene, so that this will' trickle far
back into the nose and clear out a
passage . through which the baby may
breathe. The oil or albolene may be
used as often as every three hours if
it gives any relief to the child.
The baby's little ears are also apt
tojjive him trouble at times, especial
ly after a severe cold or when cutting
some of the large teeth. It is often
difficult to tell when a baby has ear
ache, as he cannot talk or locate the
pain .while very young, but he will
frequently roll his ,head about from
side to side, ahd even put his hand, up
to one ear. Firm pressure made just
in front . of - the opening of . the ear
Fill, .many times cause the. baby to
give a sudden jump, which shows
there is some tenderness there. In
such a case dry heat is the. best re
medy to apply. . Put a flannel in the
oten until it is very hot and then hold
it oyer the aching ear. Get a hot water
bag and cover it with flannel, then
place it against the baby's ear or, if
all these do not seem to stop the pain,
get a soft rubber syringe and gently
syringe out the - ear with water as
warm as one can 'comfortably bear the
finger in. Never drop hot oil'lauda
num or any other substance into the
baby's ear .without, direct orders frOm
your doctor. Ifjyou do you may only
block up the canal "ana do more harm
than oi9.r'Te.'eraiehTe?o'ffen means
that a little abcess is forming Inside
the ear drum, and if : these Simple
measures do hot bring relief, the baby;
should be taken at once to the nearest
doctor; who caai examine the drum
membrane, and If Tiecessary " make a
Wttlfe slit in the drum to let out' the
collection ! of pus that: is " causing the 1
Intense -pain; - After this Is dohe the
relief " Will be? tremendous and almost
i That's the most complete smash-up I
I ever saw.
Autoist (proudly) Thank you. Ami
would you believe it, it's the first no
I ever had.
Judge by His Speeches.
(From the Rochester Herald.)
We wonder if Mr. Hughes could
! have Sot the idea into his head th:,(
he has been nominated for constable
The baby's mouth must he . ihor
oughly cared for from the very begin
ning of life. At birtli the raucous
which is generally found in the little
mouth should be gently wiped out b
means of some cotton wound arounc
the end of the little finger and thei.
dipped in the boric acid solution. Be
fore and just after each nursing the
mouth should be thus gently wiped out
Sometimes even With care the mouth
Will develop little white specks in it
which look like a curd of milk, only
oh trying to wipe these away they
Will not come off. This is "thrush"
or "sprue." It often comes when the
baby's nutrition is poor, or it may
come -from uncleanliness. Never use
the old-fashioned remedy of honey
and borax in cases of this kind; it
only increases the little white growth
and spreads the trouble in place of
helping it. The best and quickest rem
edy for this, is a simple one. dis
solve ; one" teaspoonful of bicarbonate
of soda in one cup of boiling water,
lot tnis cool and then very gentiy wasu
out the baby's mouth every hour with
a piece of soft cotton or linen dipped
in this solution until the little white
specks are gone. It will also be well
to use the boric acid solution night
and morning. The mouth must never
be harshly; washed but sopped in the
most gentle manner. If treated harsh
ly the delicate .mucous membrane lin
ing is injured . and more harm than
good will result.
Sometimes in the corners of the
mouth or inside of the cheek or on tha
tohgue little ulcers will develop. Iff
these are not very severe or numt.r-,
ous the boric acid mouth wash shot Id
be used after that a powder of equal
parts of burnt alum and bismuth sub
nitrate, thoroughly mixed together
should be dusted on the ulcers. Soma
times an, internal medicine is
heeded, but this must be prescribe
by a doctor. -
For swollen and aching gums whe
the .baby is teething do not try ti;a
various "Teething cures," to relieve
pain: most of them contain some for'
of a more or less harmful drug. Simp"
rub the gum with cool boric acid solu
tion which will do much good and is
perfectly harmless, if 'the babv has
so- much i pain that he cannot sleep
nights, or there are marked nervous
f symptoms,' have the -doctor lance tha
gums. Vi Even if the teeth do not coma
through right away, the relief will
of ten, be great, as the throbbing ana
congested blood will be let out and tM
j pressure . lessened.-
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