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SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1918.
Tne German uraus is in ascendancy
over the Russian capricornus, which
means Germany has got Russia's goat.
fuel: as you can today if your wood
and .oal are running phort. You wiil
likely need a good deal the next two
brl three davs.
jV. No one in this country expected the
address of President Wilson to please
the ' German press. We would have
thought there Was something wrong
Vhoufcit if it had done so!
There is disappointment in store
tor those people who thought that as
scjbn as the government took control
bfithe railroads everything in the ra?l-
SILENCE -TH EMC
way line would run as smoothly as
When it is desired to make a first
claea mess of important national af
fairs there is no' agency so 'efficient
as the small politician who has ridden
into power on the coat tail of a pop
ular issue. Many a maa Is placed ia
office by an electorate seeking fa
dorse an issue, delusioning themselves
into thinking that by -voting for any
man who stands for that lssuefthey
are serving the best interests of them
selves and their country. -. The (major
ity of voters has not yet reached the
point of giving due consideration to
the proper selection of public .serv
ants, thereby, nullifying' the very Pur
poses sought. v -'v- , - "
. All of which leads up to the presents
time when there are persons', seeking
ways' and means to investigate some
body or something in connection 'with
zhe conduct of the war.' Of course'
ttere have been mistakes, some of
large, proportions, and there, will be
others just so long as the war lasts,
no matter which faction is in power
or who is holding office. But wa have
little patience with the efforts of any
person to belittle the work of those
hi authority when the agitator is far
less capable of managing! the affairs
he so severely criticizes than the man
who is lahoring 18 or-20 hours a day
to render his country faithful service.
This war has been called a man-made
war, but it would fte more truthful to
sayit is a politician-made war, and
that it has continued thus far is large
ly due to the tactics of the same tribe
of two-by-fburs. - ,
Wythe Williams, Paris correspond
ent of The New York Times, in an
article in the current issue of Collier's,-
effectively portrays what dis
aster the petty politicians of France
brought to the Allied cause last year.
Ho states the . opinion, and backs it up
with proof, that the waf would prob
ably have been brought to a success
ful conclusion for the Allies had not
French politics came to the rescue cf
Germany. In the big drive last spring,
the French and' British troops were
striking the Germans with terrible ef
fect following well-laid plans of Haig
and Nivelle, and - according to Wi
lliams, the liberation of France and
The DanielsBagley , family is well
represented in the, United States ay.
There is Hon. Josephus Daniels, who
all the world knows has been Secre
tary of the Navy from the 'beginning
of. President Wilson's first admtnistra?
t ion and would likely hold . third
term ks- such official were not the
unwritten law against a 'presidential
third term inthe way ofMr. Wilson
being renominated andre-eiected' '.o
the presidency again. Who kncjwa
but that Ir. Wilson's successor will
insist on Mr. Daniels continuing to
sit at the cabinet table as head oi the
NavyN Department? . i
, David Worth: Bagley, a brother-in-law
of the Secretary. ia a lieutenant
commander in the Navy. He as in
command' of the Jaeob Jones' when
that destroyer was sunk by a German
subrjjarine. On that, occasion Cow--mander
Bagley acted as was to be
expected of a North Carolina naval
Secrtary Daniels' oldest son en
listed in the Marine Corps sometjme
ago and is now a private in that crack
branch of the naval service.
The econd son of the Naval Secre
tary has just been appointed by Sen
ator Overman as a cadet at the Naval
Ensign Jonathan Worth' Bagley, who
was killed in the Spanish-American
war, was, as our 'readers know, a
brother-in-law of Secretary Daniels.
The Secretary has reason to feci
proud of the representation his fam
ily has in the service of their country
in this time of war. He should not
faiL to hang out a service flag with
four stars from his residence in Wash
JHE INVISIBLE BlfdCALS
Afford1 a comfort which is appreciated
by those who want near or far vision
in ono pair of glasses.
They keep your eyes young in looks
CLO TV Cli fXa 1U UDCIUIUOOO, f
No line, seam or lump
to blur the
The Duke of Devonshire,' who is to
be a guest of honor at the annual din
ner of the New York State Bar Assp:
ciatibn at the Hotet-Astor, tonight, has
been - Governor-General of Canada
since the autumn of 1916. His Excel
lency is 50 years qld and succeeded to
the title on the death of his uncle ten
years ago. He jpade his political de
but as Victor Cavendiah in the House
of Gorrons in 1S92.. He has been fin
ancial secretary tbN the treasury, and
in 1915 was included in the Coalition
government as CiviUIord of the .a-
miraltyy The Duke isone or the weai-
fZlm . ha TayfHU T T COO , Vi
married a daughter of the Marauis or
Lansdowne, who at. one time served as
Governor-General of Canada. '
One Hundred Years Ago Today1
181 8A company in Edinburgh under
took to light the streets with
Seventy-Five Years Ago Today
1843 'A serious riot v of weavers oc
curred in Philadelphia.
Fifty Years Ago Today .
1868 Gen. Frederick Steele, a noted
soldier of the Mexican and Civil
" wars,, died at" San Mateo, CaL,
Born at Helhi, N. Y., Jan. 14,
Twenty-Five Vears Aao Today
1898 Governor Lewelline recognized
the Populist control s the Kan
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY IN THE
Jan. 12, 1917 Serbians made an un
successful attack near Lake Ochrida;
Petrograd clajmod that German offen
sive in Roumania had been halted on
Seretn line. Severe weather caused
dull in activities on Eastern front.
OUR DAILY BIRTHDAY PARY
Joseph Jacques Joff re, Marshal of
j. A 11! 1 . m , i . I v' v' -v
me AUiea armies,' DOm in tne soutEU and Intermediate Points. SLEEPING
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gi eased , lightning.
even Belgium from the invader was
isill but carried out, the actual accom-
All reports as to social conditions
ir. Germany say they are growing
worse daily. The people are heartily
tired of the war. Sooialism. is ton
the increase. The dethronement of
autocracy in Russia has had its in
fluence among the masses in Germany.
If the latter are disappointed in not
having Russia turned from an enemy
to a source of much needed supply of
foodstuffs they, will become still more
dissatisfied with the evident determi
nation of the military party to con
tinue the war at all hazard. At such
a time a decisive victory over the Ger
of -France, 66 years ago today,
Howard G. Kelley, president of the
Grand Trunk railway system, born in
Philadelphia, 60 years ago today.
Robert Underwood Johnson, who
has hflpn nniisiin.il v anrYtafsfnl aa &.
poet and nian of letters, born in Wash
ington, D. C, 35 years ago today.
Charles W. Gates, former Governor
pf Vermont, born -at Franklin,. Vt., 62
Dr. Edward D. Eaton, who served
for' 30 years as nresident of Beloit
College, born at Lancaster; Wis., 67
years ago ioaay.
(Georges Carpentier, French boxing
champion, who has been "doing h?s
bit" as a member of the French aviar
tion corps, born at Lens, France, zi
years ago "today.
1 The, quartermaster general toid the!
Senate committee that there
'sreaf shortage of wood in this
country. Whereupon some one was
W unkind as to say the q. m. g. had
beent wool gathering.
j Twenty minutes for lunch is tee
roie in this country. In France it is
twa hours, with just enough food to
Iceep one busy only about two min-
Jt, according to the American style
of taking lunch in a hurry.
jplishment being thwarted through the man Western army would have, a tell
work of politicians who sheered Niv- hig effect on the internal affairs of
elle pf his power, and ordered a cessa- that country and might be the cause
UXdok'Jout for your water pipes to
night. If the weather man is not mis
taken there is' going to be a repeti
tion pti weather conditions of a short
.while back. Cutting of water and
opening all the faucets is lots better
than 'paying plumber bills.
"We cannot see what harm could
iav& been, done had the censor of war
news let the American people know
j hat .'were the results of the first raid
by ibur airmen behind the German
lines. That, certainly would not have
been publishing 'information advanta
xeous to the enemy, " .
. Youhad better scrape up as much
I i Winston Churchill sounds the key
note for ihe future conduct of the
war: 'increase the pace." That's the
;Si2t8-t& do. Crowd in all the steam
-5S8iH. . Jlush .American troops to
.ie ffont as fast as transports can
ike them there and make an end of
.e war; by crushing the German ar
rhies on the Western front by a vigor
;us' spring campaign.
Eight ' of the ten North Carolina
congressmen voted for the resolution
Mbmltting io the States the proposed
nomao ? suff rage
7nthV district, 1 voted against it and
lirBoodbf the Third district, did not
vote,' We do not suppose the suffra
;!its will accuse him of dodging the
:iue.Wp,;f eel sure had good rea
::Yor not being present and voting.
Anybody .who can teU from the
; rcss y&esp&itii W from the, East what
' 3 the poUticaji situation as to ' relft.
' :a b etween' ftussia and Germany is
' '4aTja-:i8B.zN0 -Juore con
r3USjf''ftetxaentevwere ovr sent ro
irngi ft; series of transactions. One
' zyatcli yosterday said "peace nego
r2tiB8 Were broken off because the
Hies would not accept. the terms pro
rg, andi ftnother quoted the latter as
-7ing thftt because their terms were
t sceepted by the . Western powers
3 ''.mm t vrouid f be made Separate
with BUBPis, ano
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of the people forcing the government
to accept peace on the terms laid
down by President Wilson and Pre
mier Lloyd-George. c
tion of the drive just as the - enemy
was tottering on his last Western leg.
Paris politics overrode the pleas of
tlie bdst , military leaders of Franco
and England, ordered the offensive
stopped, and virtually deposed their
military commander. For this med
dling on the part ol those who knew
nothing at ,all about military affairs,
France has paid dearly in lives of her
sons, and will expend much more
blood that miht have been saved.
Mr. Williams' story should be a les
son to the politicians of the world to
keep hands off in matters military,
leaving all such to the care of those
who have qualified to discharge those
duties. The idea of taking military
operations from the hands of the reg
ular heads and placing them in the
hands of a congressional or parlia
mentary committee should be stamp
ed out in its infancy. A man who !s
not capable of ninnin his 'own little
private affairs often sneaks iritb
one of Die important branches of .the
government, and in order to try tc
make the people 4back home; think he
is some pumpkin, he starts an attack
on somebody in a higher position, a
soi-t of a-fice-snapping-afea-mastiff bus
iness. The story of France's mistake
slirmld rmt tlio mat nf Vi a Allina o-1
4ir) ... -A -s. . order to find out who are fit for ser-
in this fatal error will hardly be a p- This campaign would be carried on
if there were no war. It has noth
ing whatever 0 do with military ser
vice. It is 'merely giving every man
and woman the blessed opportunity
pf undergoing a free medical exam
ination and finding out their physi
cal status. It is an opportunity ' that
every one should embrace. The
iairmont, Jan. 9. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of tha
People's" Bank & Trust Co. of Fair
mont was held Tuesday and the fol
lowing officers were elected: presi
dent. D. C. Fussell; vice president,
tt. u. Stubbs?- cashier, W. F. Bris
tow. The following board of direc
tors was elected: D. C. Fussell, H
G. Stubbs, A. N. Mitchell. This bank
is only 6 months old, but has enjoy
ed asplendid growth. Deposits now
total $92,000. The capital is $10,-
000. The report of the cashier show
ell a net profit for the six months of
$j?2.76. The Robesonian
Dr. W. A. McPhaul, county health
Jofflcer, and Dr. A. J. Ellington, of
tne State Board of Health, have been
carrying on their campaign of free
medical examination for all citizens
of Robeson between the ages of 2i
and 60 with great success, despite!
tne unfavorable weather. Some peo
ple nave conceived the idea that
these examinations are connected in
some way with military service, that
the campaign is being carried on in
pre.ciated by ,the-pinhead, but tb
plo of the country who have tc ar
the great burden of tfie4 war, aioing
with the burden of an overplus of pol
iticians, should grasp the importance
andsee to it that-he meddler iseK
fectively silenced. .
Av PITEOUS PLAINT.
The man who wrote the lines below
is a true patriot. Were he 'ffot
vould not be able to take his troi e
so lightly as to feel like putting thetn
into verse and ' he would also hate
President Wilson and all Americans
who tayor the war as heartily as ha
does the Kaiser. We feel sorry for
the poor fellow, fbrne seems to have
more privations thrust upon him in
aJd oLrthe nation in its war prepara
tions than the average run of the peo
ple. Hear his piteous plaint: .
Mr ' Tuesdays are wheatless,
My Wednesdaysare meatless.
I'ia growing more . eatless each day;
"My home it- is wheatless,
My bed it is sheetless,
They've been sent to the Y, M. C. A.;
My friends they are treatless, ;
My coffee is gweetless, -. ;
Each day I gfowv poorer ..and wiser;
My socks they are, , f eetiess, ;
My -trousers are seatless, .
The Board of Education of Rich:
mond county asked the County Com
missioners to increase the suDDle-
mental tax for public schools from
five cents to ten cents on the hun
dred dollars? and the poI tax for
the same object from fifteen to thirty
cents. The Board of Commissioners
agreed to the increase.Hamlet Mes
Tho first, Mallett engine arrived
from Richmond, Va., Wednesday
morning at threes-o'clock. This mon
ster engine is ninety-seven feet long
000 pounds The tender loaded weighs
196,000 pounds. There are sixteen
five-foot drive wheels, eight to the
side. The low pressure cylinder ia
We HaveJust Distrimited
CFhousands 6f)611ars f'.-
-VsTo'-niernber8 of our 'CHristihas Club.
Were;you among thc happy inumber to receive
our check? i . . ' . v
If not, we suggest that you at once join ouj
si Club now open for 1 9 1 8.
EYES TESTED FREE
Corner Second and Princess Streets.
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WITH THE EDITORS,
-The Robesonian. ut for the he
roic, self-sacriflicing service of Red
Cross workers the horrors ot this
most awful of all wars would be mul
tiplied many fold. Wherever agencies
Uf destruction do their work the Red
uiuen wumers iouow, piCK up tne
pitiful, torn remains and with skill
and patience nurse back to health
and strength thousands who other
wise would be left to die in tor
Mt. Olive Tribune. Perhaps one
of the best movements the Govern
ment has set on foot in connection
with its prosecution of the war is
the sale of thrift stamps, and it
woufd be no bad idea to continue it
after the war is over, in order that
the habit of thrift may be more
deeply instilled into our people. In
our prosperity during the past few
years and love of luxury and ease,
we have become exceedingly waste
ful and extravagant; and any move
ment that will help counteract this
tendency (what of it the war hasn't
sftopped) deserves the sympathy, en
couragemenj. and co-operation of
every right-thinking man or woman.
.Greenbille News. North Carolina
can pay its teachers decent salaries
and it ought to do it. JThe State has
cneertuuy raised its allotments of
war funds. If considerations of self
respect had not demanded that these
funds be raised the people- of the
oiaxe woum njave 'Mteit tnat tney could
not do it. But they had to do it,
for everybody knew that North Car
olina was no going to law behind in
patriotic work. It will be the same
way with respect to teachers' salari
esk The State owes teaches salaries on
which they can live and save some
thing, unless it pays teafchers sal
aries of that sort it is not going to
hold the respect of commonwealths
that do pay teachers fair wages.
work of a double-header, jonly better,
A number were up Wednesday morn'
Ing to see it. It is simply wonder
ful m size, construction and power.
Here's , sample of - Falson's cold
weather in a form of. an icicle meas
uring 5 feet and3 inches . long, 12
inches round and 2. 1-2 inches thick,
weighing 8 .1-2. pounds. ; This -f'-was
found by Messrs. 0.; L. Taylor and
C. P. Rogers on a telephone ' line
leading to MrTaylors store. Mt.
Progressive Railway of the
. ISffecUve Nov. 8th, 1016.
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JOHN T. .WEST, D. P. A., Rajeigh
Before going . home tonight to
mother or. wife, or the visit you
contemplate . for tomorrow-
"drop."., in . and .slip a "surprise
Joyw ihyourippcket. There wiil
be smfles . for . the giver and a
treat for the recipient.
Fresh- Shipment of Delicious
..Whitman's Candiej Just in..
. . . Phones : 211-212 . .
:107 Prncess' Street.
Pattern Hats from $10.98 to $18.50
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Five EXollars Saturday .
- Vetvet fiats at Cost
NEW SPRING HATS-
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MISS ALMA BROWN
IN F HOT NOVEMBER 19, lfllT,
WINTER PARK, WRIBHTSVILLE, WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH
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11:00 P. M,
18:00 A. M.
!l:e F. M.
.3:00 P. M.I
4 :S0 P. MJ
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Leave Front and Princess streets every half hour from 2 toS P.
Leave Beach every half hoar from 2 :45 P. M.
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Daily except Sunday.
xBeach transfer car connects with this train at Wrlgrhtsvflle.
oSupercedeo by half-hear schedule Sunday afternoon.
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y Leave Ninth and Orange Street 3: 00 P. M.
Freight Depot open from 2:00 to 3:00 P. M. . . . a
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Read Our Business Specie
No chance of a chill if you have a Per-.
fection Oil Heater to warm up the room
while you undsess him. You'll find a
hundred uses for the Perfection. It's
light and easily carried ; sturdy, depend
able, safe. It's economical too espe
cially with the present price of coal and
gas. Eight hours'glowing warmth on a
gallon of kerosene.
Now used in over 8,000,000 homes. -
Beat results obtained vrith Aladdin Security
forty-two inches Mn diameter and thettbe horns independent of. the Red
high pressure is thirty, inches Th
1 ordinary engine's; is eighteen" or
Hi won tr inVioe in - riilmatc t,ji 11..
cylinders on the biggest engines. no
in use arff twenty-seven. It carries
severfteen tons of coal and the - tank
4ne coal ,is- seir-iecK 'inis does-not 'Bb4n' MiclLi:-
do awa7t with- U flreman. 'k4wit.: &Zm&Sffi0
The local chapter of the American
Red Cross has made and sent for
ward to the proper authorities seven
thousand pieces of war; materials.
This Uncludea the? various articles
made by? the ladies directly under
the - supervision of the Red Cross, in
and out pf the work rooms, but; does
not Include many articles made in
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