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VOL. XXII. NO. 308.
Further Progerss Reported by
London In The Offensive
North of The Ancre.
ATTACK THE FRENCH
But Paris Reports They Were
Repulsed Allies ' Drive
Nearer Monastir Serbians
in Thick of The Fight.
p.i'ixirh attacks last night resulted
in fuiilipr progress for the new of-Mi.-iw-
north -of the Ancre river in
ii,. i-xu-nsion of the offensive on the
St nn m c front in Northern France.
S; i iking northeast from Beaumont
ilarmi and northerly from Beaucourt,
i hp British- pushed back th Germans
in each case, London announces. The
(i-mansr countered with arullery,
luavily shelling Beaumont-Hajnel.
At liiaches, south of the Somme,
ili.- Ct-rmans attacked the French
bill, according to Paris, v.v-;
Trie entente forces crcunf Monas
t.r continue to show progress, Lon
(ii.n announced. The Serbians have
.-cored advances in the bend of the
f'ema river east of Macedonia, while
the French are pushing to the south
iif the city.
The operations cf the Serbians
have brought them to a point due
east of Monastir. On the south the
French are five miles from the city.
Germany In Winter's Grip.
London, Nov.' 18. Germany" is- in
the grip of, winter, says the Exchange
T'legraph Company's Berne correspon-
doi t, who reports- that several tray-
near the Swiss frontiejv.
Riicarcst, (Via. London); Nov. 18.
The Rumanians have made progress
on the front in the region of Dragos-lavf-lr-,
the-war office announced to-
A POET'S HOME
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18. Instead of
embittering his-soul and making him
;in enemy of society, eight years as
a prisoner in the Federal Peniten
tiary in Atlanta has whitened the
hair of Logan P. Martin, sweetened
his disposition and turned him into
He is going to publish a book of
poems selected from more than a
thousand which he wrote in prison,
and Rev. C. B. Wilmer, D. D., rector
of St. Luke's Episcopal church, and
one of the brilliant clergymen of At
lanta, is going to give him a helping
Ohio Valley Exposition.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 18. Of prime
importance to the agricultural, com
mercial and industrial interests of the
States bordering on the Ohio River is
the Ohio Yalley Industrial Exposition,
"which opened in this city today for an
ene;agementpf one week. The enter
prise is the largest and most compre
hensive of its kind ever attempted in
this section, embracing as it does an
elaborate display of the products and
natural resources of half a dozen
States. During the period of the ex
position there will be held a series of
conferences to consider problems relat
inu, to the further development of the
Ohio Valley region.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 17 It rang for
tl-o election of Grover Clereland both
times, it rang for the election of
Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and rang for
his election in 1916; and now 'Gus
sie Hill," the monster fire bell that
hung for years in a tower on top of
the Atlanta fire department head
quarters, has been removed to Grant
l ark and will be mounted' on a special
tower of its own and preserved for all
times as one of the most precious rel-
Scveral weeks ago it was taken
' of Atlanta's pioneer village days.
down from the top of the fire head
quarters, because the department had
eased to use it after the installation
f a new and up-to-date electric fire
alarm system. The old bell lay on
"ie sidewalk until "Cap" W. R. Joy
"er, former Atlanta fire chief, former
mayor of Atlanta, and now state fire
marshal, jacked it up on temporary
Wocks to ring it in celebration of the
Woodrow Wilson victory.
The latest ring of the bell brought
ds sentimental attachments to the at
trition ofMhe people and it will be
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Georgia Murderer Can Expect
no Clemency From' Gov
ernor Dorsey. '
Atlanta, Ga.,' Nov. 18. Expecting
no clemency from Hugh M. Dorsey,
who was elected governor of Georgfa
on a platform denouncing executive
clemency and pledgingvhim to let the
law take its course in criminal cases,
Dr. J. W. McNaughton is making a
last appeal to the State Prison Com
mission in the hope that they will act
favorably on. his petition for a pardon
in time for Governor Harris tr finaiiv
decide the case before he retires from '
Dr. McNaughton is now serving a
life term at the State Prison Farm
near Milhsdgeville for the murder of
Fred Flanders, whom he was convict
i C. of poisoning -with arsenic. The
wife of Fred. Flanders, who was im
plicated in the alleged poisoning at
the time, indictments were returned,
was never prosecuted, and this fact
has been urged as one of the chief
claims in behalf of McNaughton's
pardon petition, it being claimed by
his attorney, F. H. Saffold, of Swains
boro, that McNaughton and Mrs.
Flanders were either equally guilty
or equally innocent.
SCARCITY OF LABOR ONE
CAUSE FOR HIGH COAL.
Washington, Nov. 18. Scarcity of
ifioor -at'coal mines has been found by
to be a factor in the increased price
of coal. The investigation IS not yet
complete; but investigations in Ten
nessee and Kentucky mines showed
the cost of mining coal to have in-
creased about $2.50 a ton.
MUCH MONEY TO BE
SPENT NORFOLK YARD.
Washington, Nov. 18. Approxi
mately half of the $6,000,000 appropri
ated for navy yards will be spent on
the Norfolk yard. The other half
will probably be spent on the Phila
No final decision has been reached,
but indications are that the amount
will be about equally divided between
the two points. The appropriation
bill leaves the expenditures entirely
within the jurisdiction of the secre
tary. FAIR WEATHER ON
TAP FOR NEXT WEEK.
FAIR WEATHER ON
Washington, Nov. 18. Generally fair
weather is forecasted for the south
east states during the week beginning
tomorrow. In the South Atlantic and
east gulf states the temperature will
be moderately low with frosts for the
first half, but after Wednesday mode
rate temperature will follow.
Oldest Negro Church in West.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 18 The congre
gation of Zion Baptist church in this
city has completed elaborate prepara
tions for the opening tomorrow of a
week's celebration in honor of the semi
centennial anniversary of the founding
of the church. The members are par
ticularly proud of the fact that their
church is the oldest negro church west
of the Missouri River.
Founders' Day at Sweet Briar.
Sweet Briar, Va., Nov. 17. Sweet
Briar College celebrated Founders'
Day today with an interesting pro
gram of exercises. The principal ad
dress was delivered by Dr. 'Henry
Noble MacCracken, president of Vas-
Roads Consider Adamson Law.
Denver, Colo. Nov. 17. Means of
meeting the requirements of the
Adamson e5ght-hour law . are to be
considered at the Autumn meeting
of the American Railway Association,
which convened in this city today.
Practically all the leading railroad
systems of the country have sent rep
resentatives to the conference.
Salvation Army Postpones Congress.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 17 The could be maae in iuii Deiore miamgin.
National Congress of the Salvation of Election Day. He proposed to have
Army, which was to have opened in! the machine installed in California at
this city today, has been indefinitely j once to clear up this year's elections,
postponed because of the critical ill- and possibly convince Charles E.
ness of Commander Eva Booth, the . Hughes." He was sent to the Washing
National i head of the organization in ton A.sylum Hospital for investigation
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Vr 1 8, 191 6,
Government Hoped to Fhd
Supply to Use In Time of
Peace for Fertilizer.
Promoters Flashed Wildcat
Bonds on Market But
Not Enough Percent of
Nitrate In De
posits. (By George H. Manning.)
Washington, D. C, Nov. is The
search for a natural supply of nitrate
in all parts of the United States,
which it was hoped would be suffi
cient to supply our needs irt case of
war and furnish the farmers of the
country fertilizer material in times of
peace, has been very disappointing
in its result, it was stated at the
United States Geological Survey to-
The importance of discovering such
a supply to relieve us rrom the Ger
man monopoly which has been cut off
now about two years, has received
widespread public attention
Prospectors in many sections have
raised great hopes by finding good
surface showings of saltpeter, but
further investigation has proved that
the deposits did not extend any dis
tance into the earth, a conclusion
that has been reached with reluct
ance by the Geological Survey.
Advantage has been taken 'of this
situation to promote numerous stoch
selling enterprises, even after the
worthlessness of the deposits seem
ed apparent to any competent judge,
the Survey claimed, so that the
public might question either the good
faith of the promoters or their prac
A careful study of these deposits!
was recently made in different parts
of the country by Hpyt S. Gale,-a
geologist of .e:,umte4v.bta
v:oy, whO-tates lit hisr report of fitK
ineaithat ideDOsits found on lava
ledges and in limestone and sand
stone either did not penetrate a suf
ficient depth into the" earth to make
their development profitable, or did
not show a sufficiently high percent
age of nitrate deposit to warrant the
substance being handled commercial
ly. . -
The Geological Survey officials
slated today they will always be glad
to examine any samples submitted,
and urges that anyone intending to
devote his time or money to further
exploration should do so with full
knowledge of the evidence already in
hand, and should not be led into a
venture by misleading representa
tions. T MORE PAY
Federation of Labor Adopts
; Resolution to Seek Such
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 18 The Ameri
can Federation of Labor today adopted
a resolution instructing its president
and council to endeavor to have Con
greps enact a law granting all govern
ment employes in the civil service an
increase of salary of at least $200 a
The resolution declared that:
'It is normally impossible for the
classified civil service employes to
support himself and family on the
wages paia uy me uuucu piaico.
Several hundred delegates went to
Washington on a sight-seeing trip to
day. They will be received by Presi
dent Wilson at 5 o'clock this after
noon. DEVICE TO COUNT CALIFORNIA,
Friedler Wanted to Sell a Machine to
Washington, Nov. 18 Saul Fried
ler, who said he lived at No. 145 Orch
ard street, New York, was arrested at
the White House when he tried to see
President Wilson to sell him a vote
"It is a nuisance to have to wait a
week fon elections returns, and then
have to count them over," he told the
policemen who stopped him at the
Friedler said by his device the count
as to his sanity.
Raleigh;; Nov, ;18?HThe trustees of
the North Carolina Anti-Saloon
League -an, their, meeting Thursday
offered a law for the consideration of
the next general assembly that prom
ises bJ.h prohibition- and the prohibi
tion of the prohibitionists. In short,
it goes right after liquor.
The trustees determined to meet
in Raleigh shortly after the opening
of the general assembly. This will
be the biennial session of the league
and William Jennings Bryan will be
invited to speak. The bill, which will
bo offered provides against the pos
session of more than a half gallon of
spiritous liquors, five gallons of vi
nous and .three gallons of malt. It
provides als,o against the receipt of
liquors from an express company or
other carrier and tneir storage in
cafes, stores, clubrooms, or other
public places;1 iltinakes unlawful the
storage of liquor in lockers.
Ina word, it is to be unlawful to
possess more than half a gallon of
liquor, the real stuff; three ' gallons
of malt or five gallons of vinous
liquors. Section 5 of the bill makes
unlawful receipting for liquors or bit
ters from express companies or other
carriers, and makes unlawful also the
possession of liquors that have been
shipped. Section 6 makes unlawful
the manufacture, for sale, of wine,
but a person making and consuming
five gallons only in a j'ear will be free
from prosecution. Hard cider is
banned ff it contains more than 2 1-2
per cent, alcohol.
Section 7 prohibits the storing of
liquors anywhere, clubrooms, frater
nal organizations, etc. Section 8 oper
ates against the keeping of booze for
Section 9 gets the man who distrib
utes liquor and the man who takes
orders for it. Section 10 gets the
paper that advertises the stuff. Sec
tion 11 gets the club that stofes in
lockers or otherwise for use. Section
12 provides machinery for abating
i:he drinking place and prohibits that
- Sectfons IS aridi-'flt6Wef nttd
seizure and sale of automobiles and
other property used in transporting
liquor for illegal purposes and fixes
the "right, title and interest of every
party or person in or to ' the said
property so seized and sold. Sec
tion 15 makes the common carrier
come clean with the books. Section
16 allows nobody to be excused from
testifying before a grand jury. Sec
tion 17 provides for the prosecution
of the violator wherever he be
caught. The four sections following
embody the 1915 law providing for
the use of grain alcohol by drug
stores and physicians.
The first offense may range from
$100 to $2,500 in fines and repeaters
will not be less than 60 daysi nor
more man two years, copying me
Virginia act the proposed law pro
vides a fine of $10 to $100 for public
It is boldly announced that the
purpose of this' act is .to break up
drinking and to quit temporizing and
compromising with liquor.
Cussed and abused as he has been,
Rev. R. L. Davis was again selected
superintendent for 1917 and the lead
er is expected to get the legislature
right. -. Most everybody will cuss
Brother Davis some during the fight
and the members do not all vote with
him, but he always knows more about
the way they will vote than anybody
else does and when the liquor bill is
called about 90 per cent, of the rep
resentatives will have petitions from
the people back in his county. Broth-
er Davis gets the petition somehow
when the representative hasn't heard
And should the prohibition senti
ment become aggressive in the speak-
ership race it is very probable that burgh Philadeiphia, Paterson and oth
Harry Grier, who led them two years er cities where he has conducted his
ago, would make a great showing. remarkabie evangelistic campaigns
There is a considerable sentiment for ' during the past few years. Mr. Sunday
Grier, who has done notning to ex
cite it. -
This bill is very different from any
other. In 1908 the slogan was pro
hibition not the tampering with one's
appetite.' The. new bill distinctly an
nounces its intention to stand at the
suffragan's muzzle and superintend
the load that goes therein. And
nothing nearly so drastic has been
undertaken. " This will be the true
test of prohibition sentiment. .
Archibald Johnson, Rev. II. L. Gray,
Dr. D. E. M. Freeman, Rev. Hight
C. Moore, W. T. Shaw, Rev. B. M.
AnrirfiWS. ReV; J.. E. UnderWOOd,
Major H A. liondonf M. L. ShipmanJ
and Rev. J. W.: Holt signed this bill.
Nobody accuses them of being afraid.
I do wish you'd buy a new car, pa.)
The old one is getting so shabby thatj
I'm; ashamed to be seen in it. 1
Good. Now, maybe I'll get a
chance to use it . myself occasionally.
Important Gridiron Battles, to
Be Staged In South This
N. C. UNIVERSITY
PLAYS AT HOME.
Tar Heel A. and M. Battles
With Georgetown1 Eleven.
Yale and Princeton
Will Fight. "
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18. With three
unbeaten elevens facing teams- that
are out of the championship conten
ders, the football season reached its j
height today. In none of the battles
does any one aggregation appear de
cisively better than its opponent and
it would occasion 'little surprise if
either of the elevens won.
Auburn and Georgia Techs meet
Virginia and Georgia and Tennessee
must dispose or bewanee to nave a
claim for the championship. Auburn
was a slight favorite over Vanderbilt,
while Tennessee had the edge on Se
wanee. Rivalry on Georgia and on
Georgia Techs kept the betting even.
Louisiana State and Mississippi meet
at Baton Rouge, while ( Alabama and
Tulane battle at New Orleans, and!
Virginia and Virginia Military Insti
tute' at Charlottesville.
Mississippi A. & M. goes to Lexing
ton, Ky., to play Kentucky State.
North Carolina A. & M. plays George
town at Washington and North Car
olina meets Furman at Chapel Hill.
Two intersectional contests are
listed. Florida plays Indiana at
Bloomington, Ind., and Washington
and Lee entertain Washington and
Jefferson at Richmond.
On Eastern Gridirons
New York, Nov. 18 Although the I
meeting of Yale and Princeton to-day1
"overshadows all other Eastern foot:i
ball games, there-are, several tight -f
scores expected. ::a
both fast and powerful organizations.
Syracuse and Colgate will" battle' at
Syracuse and widespread interest, is fieials connected with that institution,
manifested in the meeting. Harvard I and the dream of all jailers has rea
will meet no mean opponent in lized by Mr. J.' M. Branch jailer. Sev
Brown and while the Crimson is a i eral times the number of prisoners has
slight favorite a thrilling battle is
anticipated. Cornell lines up against
the Massachusetts Aggies at Ithaca
and the Army plays Springfield at
West Point. The Navy plays Villa
Nova at Annapolis.
The Yale-Princeton Game.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 18. Prince
ton bestirred itself early today in
order to accommodate the 40,000 per
sons who were expected to witness
the battle, between Princeton and
Yale this afternoon. The game will
start at 2 o'clock! .
Princeton was the favorite in the
few bets made. Yale supporters
asked odds at 10 to 9.
Although the majority or the foot
ball critics concede the Tigers to be
the stronger veleven tjie Princeton
coaches and men are looking for a j
v,t- otniffo-lo than thfi one with !
uaiuci awubo i
Harvard a week ago. Princeton now j
has a much stronger team than met
Harvard last week. f
Boston, Mass., Nov. 18. Evangelist
"Billy" Sunday, who has just concluded
the first week of his great revival in
Boston, is in receipt of a shower of
congratulatory messages sent in antic!
I pation Gf his fifty third birthday ahni-
versary. Sunday was Dorn at Aiuets,
la., Nov. 19, 1853. Among those woo
'have remembered him with greetings
are hundreds of ministers and laymen
in nmaha TlnUimore. Detroit. Pitts-
has made no special plans for the ob
servance of his birthday tomorrow. He
expects to' conduct afternoon and even
ing services in the big tabernacle and
will pass the remainder of the day In
company with his- family and a few in
timate friends in the spacious mansion
occupiedby the evangelist's party in
"Georgia Products Day."
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18 In compli
ance with a proclamation by Governor
Harris the neonle throughout the
length and breadth of Georgia observ
ed today. ;as "Georgia Products Day
I t a nmolamatinn aptHn? aside the
jay the Governor urged the people to
raise larger amounts and a wider vari
ety of farm and garden products and
thereby make themselves more inde
nendent in these days of high prices.
?'Georeia Products Dav" was observ-
ed in' Atlanta with a great civic dinner,
attended by a thousand representative
citizens from all parts of the State.
Every item' on the menu, from soup to
nuts, was a Georgia product.
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Jing or Constitutional
f . .
Amendments Lessens Work
"' ' of State Assembly.
.' Atlanta, Ga, Nov. 18. An Interest
ing trio of notables attending thA an
nual convention of the Southern Med
ical Association, , which closes today
with a golf tournament, are Dr. Cary
T. Grays6n,N W. J. Harris and Dr.
The first is private physician to
President Wilson, the second is a
member of the Federal Trade Com
mission appointed by President Wil
son, and the third is secretary-treasurer
of the association and a brother
of the second and close personal
friend of the first.
Dr. Harris and Dr. Grayson have
been- friends for years, and Commis
ioner Harris and Dr. Grayson are
also friends. It was at the request
of Dr. Harris and Commisioner Har
ris that Dr. Grayson arranged to
come to Atlanta for the convention.
Dr. Grayson has been called the
only man in the world from whom
PreBident Wilson takes orders." Com
mis,lnTlfir HllrHa ,c nna - tyia aaat
men in Washington to the President.
Dr. Harris is editor of the Southern
Medical Journal, besides being secretary-treasurer
of the Southern Med
ical Association, and during his in
cumbency of five years in the office
-'the association's membership has in
creased from 600 to 6,000.
IKE COUNTY JAIL
IS EMPTY T
.Condition Exists For First
Time in HistoryrrJubilee ...
Service m Morning.-"' ' t
if-'iiiari.: i .1 t
o Pi wiiuiuici vj.ujii.v -.dou ill
the first time in IbTWstOMr ef thelw?V - .v,; vj
iae iirsi lime in lire msiory oi mef
ity, according to the memories of of-
dwindled to one but it seemed impos
sible to get rid of all prisoners at one
time. This condition -actually exists
this, afternoon but how long it will
remain so is only a matter of conjec
ture. Jubilee services will be held in the
jail in the morning at 9:30 o'clock
and all will celebrate the departure of
the erring ones. - It is customary to
hold services for the prisoners in the
jail each Sunday -morning and officials
have long contemplated the idea of a
jubilee if it were possible to hold this
with no prisoners to look on. Such a
condition is now possible and Jailer
Branch has the distinction of holding
office with no prisoners to guard a
position never before occupied by a
This condition either speaks well for
tne law and order of the community or )
t,,i j i,,i4n v, v. , . I
vvuufu iiivaia, tuau tuc II c (JtXl L
ment county officials are not
strictly on the, job. The consensus
of opinion is that our civilization is
advancing regardless of the evil pro
phecies of those who are wont to argiie
that our civilization is only skin deep.
The last prisoner was given his free
dom this morning when he gave bond
for bis appearance in Rocky Mount
and Wilson to answer to charges of
false pretence. G. J. Hart, white, was
the last one to see the interior of the'
jail as a prisoner and now he is free
to go and come as he pleases until his
trials, which are slated for the 27th
of the month at Rock Mount and De
cember 1st, at Wilson are begun and
the two cases against him disposed
The November term of
Court which came to close late yes-!
terday afternoon helped to clean out
the jail and unless some one commits
a crime that would warrant his con-'
finement in the jail rather than the
guard house the county jail will at
least remain vacant
until , Monday
Prices For Bacon.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18. Mr. Store
Keeper! Ring up another for old H. C.
Boarding houses have caught the
fever of increased prices, or have been
! compelled to advance their rates be
cause the price of groceries and other
you choose to put it-with the result i
that bachelor boys and bachelor men,
and bachelor girls and bachelor maids,
are having to dig down deeper into
There is no way out of It, declares
uor good friend the landlady. Meat up.
Lard up. Flour up. Sugar up. Every
thing out ef sight. That's the wayshe
dopes it out. And the worst of it is,
for the boarders, that she's telling the
PRIGE 5 CENTS
All But One of The Loa ingei
les Precincts Have Been
Heard From. ?
MAKE SUGHT GAIN;
'No Material Deviation Yet
Shown Wilson Still Ahead '?
Over Three Thousand
Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 18. Twen- s
ty-five counties out of 58 in California -had
yet to file election returns with
the Secretary of State today. Several
of the most populous counties have''
completed the recount, but have as ' v
yet not made their returns.
With 625 of the 684 San Francesco :
precincts counted the deviation of. the'.
original showed a gain of 74 for '
The work here, according to the
State statutes, must be completed by
November 27. No important dlscrep
ancles have been discovered' In the ,
counties' returns and President Wh
son's unofficial majority over Air; ,
Hughes is approximately 3,200 votes.' v,
Advices from Los Angeles stated that '
1,214 out of the 1,215 precincts had
been received and the Republican
elector had received a net gain of 121
HANDSOME STEAMER IN-
(The Pennsylvanian is One' of .
The Largest Ever Here. - V
The American freighter Pennsyl 'l
vania, one of the handsomest and 1
largest vessels. to eVer visit this, port,7
arrived in WUmlngtpn thla r afternoon
cargo of nitrate of, soda to b dtacharc
Sd at- the AHantfc; Coast t4ne terrain v t
alikl? TVe rsargfr? is ..rohi v one) W thr '
DOita on th&-W6atmrt tiSonth Am :
j -. w. . ..-i v w t ,
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The Pennsylranian is practically Xf',
new steamer ana u emooaies airmo
latest improvements in ocean going '
freight vessels. Her, tonnage is 4139
which is .probably the greatest of any"
steamer to ever visit this port. It "
is considerably longer than a city
block). The commanding officer la
Captain Tapsley. " . '
Handsomely painted, the hull of,:
black and the superstructure of. while
and buff, the steamer presented ':
pretty sight as she steamed into the v
harbor. Not a few persons lined the
wharves to view the steamer.
V ITEMS TO
Amendments Lessens Work y
of State Assembly.
Raleigh, Nov. 18. That the pa '
sage of the four constitutional.
amendments will so restrict local leg '
islation as to eliminate about 75 per-
cent, of the usual work done in the ,
biennial sessions of the general as'
sembly is the view of many politi
cians here who look with great fa
vor upon the incoming legislature.' -.'
The chief things prohibited in the
amendments are that the pickings of
the representatives. Many a young -lawyer'
has come to Raleigh solely
upon his local promises, but the f el- -lows
who were elected on local leg
islation platforms this year must .
double-cross their electorate, so the
leaders say. Such things ; as the
township stock law, the sawdust act. '-
the election of county school boards
of education and a thousand similar
things will be out of it. 7-v
. It is, beUeved that this set of
amendments will have much to do
with fundamental changes in - the
school laws. While the :Repuhllcan'r
attacked the Joyner administration
much, they were often reminded that
he was the most progressive of the
Democrats, had always been willing'
to a system, uniformly electe4 , or
uniformly appointed, school boards.'
The present system is a mixture.
And the death of local legislation
wil1 j duties a give more time for the
study of the bigger problem of edu-:
cation. The Republicans declared for
Popular election of school board,; but;
I it is
doubtful whether that measure!
wil1 6et anywhere this year or not.
Times have changed. ' ; ;
Yes, I don't - believe you'll erer
hear any of the youngsters growine
up wishing for the kind of pie their,
j mothers used to make. Exchange, ,
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