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1 1 Wednesday, February 1918.
-.DoIng good is a luxury," says an
be -phange. I3ut there are lost of folks
o do not enjoy it.
jjf Doesn't this weather make you feel
i r:Vo getting out in the garden and
'ajrging in the ground?
: x f- - x 1UI1 T-
iU ;n - s
I - "p, discredit Colonel House before
U. , 3 American people by referring to
in as a "former Texas lobbyist."
The -spokesman of civilization
vf ainst Prussianism" an apt deflni
If Ji6i President Wilson's position by
secretary of the All-Russian con-
ation held in New York.
,.T The Charlotte News editor "rises to
'.ark, and his language is plain,"
? it "it is not at all essential in these
lfs to be a fool in order to get soon
i1? :rted with your money."
: 5 The Germans in the trenches op-
Vf11" ine -jnerican soiaiers nave ai
jidy learned to respect the ability
. tf UiO XCbLt-CX IU OUUUl tlUl CLUCIJ' WILLI
' i rapidfire gun and cannon.
! velocity gasless until tomorrow," was
st'lr ad-line of a Richmond, Va.
''ejf wspaper. What a blessing it would
; pj out the Senate only with the time
pi jit considerably extended.
hThirt American aviator who "got
1 ? V. machine" the first time he ever
1 15 1I,viA. -
ir vjurjuiaxea a rama-nre snin rrom a.
I -jnlane shows how quickly our sol-
' tl o ti i a n4-rrr
? Tfare. .
i; 1- 'f?,c
f: All- public men in Great Britain,
th those of the government and of
r t.'.''-.vixi. ii .
wpiwiw, are tjniauBiasuc over
address of President Wilson
' to the Congress last Monday.
e leader of th nations combined to
MhUate Prussianism. Hip public
p - J - " a j, t WAX
l L '.Ut... i .11
uu unuso ui any omer man in ail
The .new movement by President
lson to hold frequent conferences
t important public questions with
racers of Congress of both polit-
1 parties will strike the country as
jyery sensible one. It is well for
p head of the executive department,
0 also has much influence in shap-
r legislation, to be in close touch
f- th leaders of the legislative body.
p it will increase the Presdent's
; uBnce with members of that body
!- jl rWill tend to decrease captious
ticism in Congress of his action.
; c ',jt :itvas announced several days ago
eit; Generals Hindenburg and Luden
I : ..''ft, had established headquarters in
lginm. Now comes the news that
$ Kaiser has moved his headquav
a j s to Spa in the same section of
intry, under the pretense that his
,Uth requires that he drink the wa
' s of that famous health resort for
,1- jhiie. There is most likely some
; gt behind these movements that
O Wnot been tnlrl fho nMiV vnt win
r- w " jmvxxv, MCLU nut
made manifest when the spring
.Vhile Colonel Roosevelt has great
improved, which the whole nation
glad to know, his physicians tell
a he will have to "keep quiet"
'bile, They don't tell him though
it he cannot write political editpr-
s for The Kansas - City Star. The
Wei will be able' to relieve heavy-
am pressure that way while under
'ban against speaking.
GERMANY AHO AMERICA.
We have read quite a number of
editorial comments on Germany's ac
tioa in sinking the Tuscania, but wt
think the following, which is from
Henry Clews & Co's. weekly letter, one
of the best that have come under our
The first real blow of the wajr
has been received by the United
States in the sinking of the Ttts
canla and the loss of about seventy-five
American soldiers. This
was the first positive reminder of
what war is; it will carry sorrow
to many homes; and it will im
mensely strengthen the nation in
its determination to crush such
ruthless militarism. America has
been the least bitter of all Of Ger
many's enemies, and might hava
been usful to Germany at the
peace table; but Germany's ruth
lessness has foolishly destroyed
any spirit of consideration that
once might have been of advan
tage to her, and has accomplish
ed nothing but solidifying the
bonds between us and our Allies
and confirming the resolution for
During the year or more previous
tq April 6th last, when President Wil
son was doing all he could to prevent
a rupture between this country and
Germany and the imperial authorities
seemed to be determined that such
break should come, many persons
thought Germany's intention was to
force the United States into the war
in order that when the time for set
tling peace terms came she would
have at the conference the represen
tative of a government which would
be less inimical to her than wero
France and England. If that were
her purpose she has lost all chance of
such condition, as is declared so
forcefully in the above extract.
On the peace outbreak and the
probable lengthy continuation of the
war the-writer above quoted says:
. Aside from this event there has
- been a subsidence of peace ru
mors this week and a consquent
decline of optimism. That dis
tress and internal discontent are
- -"widespreiad in Germany, hasten
ing the termination of the war, i3
Well known over here; but it is
unwise to underrate the endur
ance of, Germany's military ma
chine, which has a firm grip up
on the home situation and will
suppress all uprisings with a re
lentless hand. What with an un
broken military government on
the one hand, and the character
istic ready submission of the Ger
man people to authority and sys
tem at all times, the immediate
outlook for any internal uprising,
that would quickly terminate the .
war, is not overencouraging. xIt
is true that political dissensions
in Germany are growing very rap
idly, and that conditions in Rus-
- sia and Austria are highly confus
ing; but it must be remembered
that in Germany the people have
no means of expressing their win,
such as exists in the United
States, France or England. For
all practical purposes the political
power of Germany is entirely in
the hknds of the Emperor and his
military advisers, who have noth
ing to gain by peace, unless on
their own terms, which as every
nation but Germany knows are
Prom these circumstances and con
ditions the writer here quoted drawa
the conclusion" that the war must be
one of exhaustion or attrition, victory
coming only to the side which can do
the greatest killing. Such, he savs,
is the horrible, yet logical outcome of
the crime of militarism.
All this means that the Unite!
States has a desperate and bloody
conflict ahead, to gain which every
possible exertion will have to be
The correspondence between the
Kaiser and Carranza on the occasion
of the former's birthday shows that the
two worthies are on mighty close re
lations. There can. be no question
that much, of the trouble on the Mex
ican border was of German instiga
tion. It was one of their many
schemes to hinder war preparations J
in this country. There is evidently a
complete understanding between the
rulers of the two countries.
Durham's reputation for manufac
ture of fine smoking tobacco started
with the closing days of the war be
tween the States. After Johnson's
surrender nearby Confederate and
Federal soldiers, scattering to their
homes all over the country, North and
South, carried some of the Durham
tobacco with them. This gave .the
city village it was then a nation
wide reputation at once, j Now Dur
ham is sending" its tobacco by the
many carloads to the American sol
diers in France, where no doubt much
of it will fall into the hands of the
soldiers of England and France and
Belgium and we are sorry to say
some qf it even possibly into the pos
session of a German soldier now and
then. So war again is instrumental
in spreading the fame of Durham to
bacco. Is it also an omen that this
war is its closing stages?
The Tuscania disaster has forcibly
brought to the attention of the Fed
eral authorities that among the res
idents on Staten Island are several
hundred German alien enemies. Many
Qf these are in "position to note the
departure of every transport that
leaves New York harbor. It is sug
gested that some of these people
would have no difficulty in making a
perfect record of the arrival and de
parture of all trans-Atlantic steam
ships and of course they could find
a way to make this information known
to German agents to be sent across
the waters by some means.
It is likely that among the several
hundred alien enemies who have reg
istered theer are a number in the pay
of the German secret service. It is
plain enough , that no German yalien
should be allowed access to the water
front or to any position which would
enable him to make a record of the
arrival and departure of steamships.
As long as such is permited we may
expect Germany to keep posted on
the sailing of American transports
and vessels loaded with war materials
NEW GENERAL STAFF PLAN.
By a general order Secretary Baker
has divided the General Staff into
five divisions each division to be un
der a director who is to be an as
sistant to the Chief of Staff, General
March. They are: An executive di
vision and divisions on war plans, on
purchase and supply, on storage and
traffic, and on army operations. The
chiefs of ail bureaus and agencies
connected with the army are to re
port to the head of the staff division
having jurisdiction over that .partic
ular branch of the service.
In this way the War Department
can do away with a great deal of the
red tape process of conducting the
business of the department. It is
hoped the plan will result in expe
diting matters and doing away with
much of the confusion that seems
now to exist.
WITH THE EDITORS.
Durham Herald: The appeal which
the Durham merchants are issuing to
the people of Durham for a reduction
in the number, of deliveries daily is
not only a just one, but it is patriotic
and, should receive the most consid
erate attention of every housekeeper.
Not a small part of the high cost of
living today is the result of the elab
orate and whimsical service the pur
chaser demands from the grocer or
The Robesonian: That Governor
Bickett had reasons which to him
appeared sufficient to warrant him
in pardoning the four negroes who
beat up a Robeson county rural po
liceman we doubt not at all, but
many people of the section where
the crime was committed fail to find
any justification for the pardon. It
would be rather remarkable if a Gov
ernor who has the onerous duty of
deciding every pardon issue present
ed to him should make no mistakes,
and there are plenty of people who
believe that it is better to err on
the side of mercy than on the side of
stern justice, but mercy to a prison
er may be at the expense of the
peace of the community upon which
those who receive executive clemency
are turned loose. That side of the
matter is too often lost sight of be
cause usually only one side of the
matter is presented when a petition
for. pardon is presented.
Greensboro News: Is Mr. Hearst
going to get in bad about Bolo? We
suppose not, but there is some indi
cation that the mysterious French
man is going to rise up, periodically,
to plague the New York editor.
Fayette ville Observer: It is claim
ed now that there has been found
documentary proof that Lenine,
Trotzky and other leading Bolshevik!
are paid agents of Germany, and as
such are responsible for the torn and
disrupted state of affairs in ( Russia.
This announcement does not come
as a surprise to many, but the trou
ble is that-the rioting, bloodshed and
suffering avail nothing to set Russia
free. They only tend to plunge it
deeper into the depths.
Asheville Times: The polite cour
tiers from Wall Street find the
White House gates closed. The best
they can do is travel down to the
other end of Pennsylvania avenue,
hunt up some Senator filled with ad
justable patriotism, and persuade
him that it is his duty to attack the
President. Washington Times. And
those attacks are well understood by
the people. .
Asheville Times: The need is great
and it is not merely a duty it is im
portant from the standpoint of self-
preservation money must be provid
ed in order that men and munitions
can be sent to the front. Germany
must be defeated and the quicker the
better. The thrift stamp together
with the wars-avings stamp is the
reat opportunity of the people ft
helps. the government clothe and feed
the men and it provides money for
Tiuntions. Buy thrift stamps every
Unique Stars in
A FTJN1ST PAIR
t ; : .
Polly Moran and Ben Tarpin do more stunts and tlirflls than
any other pair In screendom in the making of Mack Sennett Comedies
Being a comedian Is not such a
i cinch as it looks. If you don't
think so, ask Polly Moran and
'Ben Turpin of the Mack Sennett
They are the stage lovers in the
famous "Cheriff Neil" pictures.
'Polly doesn't have to do anything
strenuous except ride her saddle
In The News
Ernest M. Hopkins, who is to have
charge of the industrial relations of
the Quartermaster-General's Depart
ment of the United States Army, is
best known to the general public as
an educator, holding the position of
president of Dartmouth College. Un
like most men of his position, how
ever, Dr. Hopkins is not without a
wide and practical experience in t'.ie
business world. Prior to his selec
tion as head of Dartmouth in 191 he
had been in the service of one of the
largest publishing houses of the
country, and also had organized and
administered the executive depart
ments of several great commercial
and industrial concerns. He is the
son of a New Hampshire Baptist
clergyman, and was graduated from
Dartmouth in 1901, and served for"
some years as secretary of the col
lege. f '
A DAILY LESSON IN HISTORY.
One Hundred Years Ago Today.
181& General George , Roge.1.
Clark, famous soldier and pioneer,
died near Louisville, Ky. Born in Al
bemarle county, Va., Nov. 19, 1752.
Seventy-five Years Ago Today.
1843 Comomdore Isaac Hull, who
commanded the famous "Constitu
tion" in the War of 1812, died in
Philadelphia. Born at Derby, Ct.,
March 9, 1773.
Fifty Years Ago Today.
1868 Settlement of boundary dis
pute between Italy and Switzerland.
Twenty-flve Years Ago Today.
1893 Mr. Gladstone introduced the
Home Rule bill In the House of Com-
mons- i M.jJIM
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY IN WAR.
February 13, 1917. The German
ambassador, von Bernstorff, left
Washington en route for home; Nor
way, Sweden and Denmark presented
an identical note to Germany, refus
ing to recognize the submarine block
ade as legal.
OUR DAILY BIRTHDAY PARTY.
C. E. Borchgrevink, celebrated sci
entist and Antarctic explorer, born in
Christiania, 54 years ago today.
Victor Rosewater, Omaha news
paper publisher and editor, born in
Omaha, 47 years ago today.
Brigadier General James Allen, U.
S. A., retired, former chief signal of
ficer of the army, born at Laporte,
Ind., 69 years ago today.
Joseph G. Lincoln, well known wri
ter of Cape Cod stories, born at
Brewster, Mass., 48 years ago today.
Hal Chase, first baseman of the
Cincinnati National League baseball
team, born at Los Gatos, Cal., 35
years ago today.
Edward C. Foster, third baseman
of the Washington American League
baseball team, born in Chicago, 30
years ago today.
Miss Elizabeth Dexter, teacher of
the first section of the first grade, is
very sick and will leave this after
noon for her home, Elizabeth City, to
undergo an operation for annendi-
fcitis. Her grade will be closed for
a few days at least, as the work in
her department is of such nature a
special teacher for the work will
have to be employed if her case is
of such a serious nature that she
cannot return this spring. The Rob
esonian. Effective February 15 the physi
cians of Lumberton will raise the,
charge for their service The ad
vanced prices of the things a doctor
has to buy' is responsible for the
raise. . After February 15 the doctors
horse over chasms, jump down
from roofs onto her saddle or leap,
as in a recent picture, from a bal
cony down on top of a mob of
But Polly's work is mild com
pared with Ben's. More than once
Ben has begun a comedy in the
studio and ended it in a hospitaL ;
will charge $2 for day town calls in
stead of $1.50, and $3 for night calls
instead of $2. Charges for country
calls will be raised in proportion to
those in town. The Robesonian.
Mr. J. W. Carter, Jr., returned
Sunday from Washington, where he
was detained several days with the1.
grippe. While in the Capital City,
having had his discharge from the
army on account of a defect in one'.T
foot from contracted leader, he en
listed as yeoman in the navy to en
ter training at Key West, when call
ed. This increases Maxton's naval
contingent, which was already large.
Maxton Scottish Chief.
The retail merchants of the city
held a meeting yesterday and decid
ed to reduce delivery expenses in
accordance with the request of the
Council of Defense. They will make
two deliveries per day at 9 in the
morning T and 4 in. the afternoon.
They will advertise a regular deliv
ery system Monday. Wilson Times.
The farmers of this section of the
county ordered about 420 tons of ni
trate of soda recently bought in Chili
by the United States government by
special enactment. The total ordered
in the county amounted to 3,101
tons, the orders ranging from two
bags to 40 tons. Those who ordered
will get the proportion their order
is to the total amount available.
People are taking notice of the
gravel on North Main street in Troy.
It is standing the test as nothing else
ever has stood it. It is white flint,
or quartz, combined with top soil as
it is dug altogether from the surface.
SALTS FINE FOR
We eat too much meat which
clogs Kidneys, then the
Most folks forget "that the kidneys,
like the bowels, get sluggish and
clogged and need , a flushing occa
sionally, else we have backache and
dull misery in the kidney region, se
vere headaches, rheumatic twings,
torpid liver, acid stbmach, sleepless
ness and all sorts of bladder disor
ders. You simply must keep your kid
neys active and clean, and the mo
ment you feel an ache or pain in the
kidney region, get about four ounces,
of Jad Salts from any good drug store
here, take a tablespoonful in a glass
of water before breakfast for a few
days and your kidneys will then act
fine. This famous salts is made from
the acid of grapes and lemon juice;
combined with lithia, and Is harmless
to flush clogged kidneys and stimu
late them to normal activity. It also
neutralizes the acids in the urine so
it no longer .irritates, thus ending
Jad Salta is harmless; inexpensive;
makes a delightful effervescent lithia
water drink which everybody should
take now and then to keep their kid
neys clean, thus avoiding serious com
plications. A well-known local druggist says he
sells lots of Jad Salts to folks who be
lieve in overcoming kidney trouble
while it is only trouble: Adv.
CHICHESTER S P1LL
j TUB DIAMOND BKIMDl "i." I
mueai AaK yor lrui
riu in k4 uks i
mm. eaJd -with
Take M OlkM. Rnw -mm.
years known as Best. Safest. Alwavs Rettabla
ZT SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
The town and township road authori
ties will doubtless make use of their
Opportunity to surface all the roads
within reach of this excellent mate
rial. There is another zood road ma-
tp-rifil that is standine the test. That
is the brown or chocolate gravel ana I
soil combined found in spots over the
county. Troy Montgomerian.
J. Coleman Ramsey appeared be-
fore the board of county commission-
, , , . ; - , . j
ers last Monday and asked the board
to consider releasing all soldiers who j
may be serving in the army on May i
1 of their poll taxes. Marshall News:!
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A VILLAGE PHILOSOPHER. !
(By A. P. M.)
Monty was sitting in the sun out
side his little box office, watching the
wagons loaded with fertilizer and
farming implements on their way to
"Did you," he asked, "ever chauf
feur a plow?"
I shook my head in dissent.
"Looks dead easy," Monty continu-.
ed, "but if you have the least idea
that it is a safety first job, you've got
another guess coming, j The cusaed
ness of some inanimate things is sure
surprising, but a plow haa everything
else beat a mile for devilment. View
ed casually, from the top of a feDce
and in the shade of a persimmon tree,
a plow looks much less dangerous
than its constant companion the
mule. But, O, boy, a closer inspec
tion and a lengthening acquaintance
will show that this is an error of
judgment, for there's nothing short of
a torpedo that can give such sudden
and unexpected surprises as a weather
beaten and decrepit looking plow.
Whenever a plow begins to feel gay
hand festive, Jt looks, around for a sub
marine stump, or maybe just a dinky
little root bidden from human view,
and proceeds forthwith to stick its
nose beneath, stands on tiptoe, so
to speak, and catches the unwary
chauffeur under the chin. And while
the chin is a favorite spot of attack,
a plow will at times ignore the rules
and deliver a solar plexus", or even hit
below the belt.
"Yes," Monty continues as he fills
his pipe, "ploughing looks darned
easy, and an experienced chauffeur
can, barring accidents above mention
ed, start a row that will run straight
across a field, but the uinitiated will
most likely meet himself coming back,
or leave a trail that would give a
blacksnake cerebro meningitis to fol
low." . He paused a moment; then added
musingly, "Plowing is quite honorable
but as a sport, I have found it a mis
"A pessimist is a great institution,"
Monty remarked the other morning,
as I was hurrying past. "You see that
chap there. .Doesn't look like a fel
low that's lost a million dollars, does
I replied that he didn't; in fact, that
he appeared quite cheerful. "How
did he do it?"
"Hanged if anyone can find out.
You see," he continued, "I've known
him for a number of years, and at
the end of each season he has lost
umpty tumpty thousands of dollars
J because it rained too much, or too lit
tle, or something else, anyway, he's
How much money did he have to
"None at all; he loses what ho
might have made, if he had made.it.
It must be an awful thing to be al
ways losing a fortune one. never has."
PUT IN THE RECORD
Washington, Feb.' 13.rThe recently
published Birthday telegram said to
have been sent by President Carrana
to Kaiser Wilhelm was placed in the
Congressional Recdrd' by Senator
tor Sherman, Republican, of Illinois,
who declared he was "moved to wi3h
to do more than practice watchful
waiting in view of the felicitations ex
changed between those distinguished
The Kaiser, Senator Sherman ob
served, in making acknowledsrement
"referred feelingly to the intimate re-
$. a da
lationship between Senor Carraiuj
and his own helmetted self. Just how
intimate this relationship may b
arouses more than idle curiosity ir
we remeber that the Allies bought
! 60,000,000 barrels of oil from Meiicr,
last year- How tnis Prosperity mav
be promoted by our winning the war,
is a pertinent inquiry, especially when
ihe Kaiser fervently asks that the in-
bte ef ! i?" ed
it may result m a victorious peacp
Such a peace g stm fuU Qf
menace for tnia country."
A A A A ! A tfh ti A A A A AAA A A . Jt, t,
V V V V V 'Tif V V V VW p4' V TVTVrVTf
HEAD STUFFED FROM
CATARRH OR A COLD
Instant relief no waiting. Your
clogged nostrils open right up; the ait
passages, of your head clear and you
can breathe freely. No more hawking,
snuffling, blowing, headache, dryness,
No struggling for breath at night;
your cold or catarrh ' disappears.
Get a small bottle of Ely"s Cream
Balm from your druggist now. Apply
a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,
healing cream in your nostrils. It
penetrates through every air passage
of the head, soothes the inflamed or
swollen mucous membrane and relief
It's just fine. Don't stay stuffed u?
with a cold or nasty catarrh Adv.
TO CUT SHORT A
TAKE A CAL
The New Calomel Tablet That
Is Entirely Purified of
Nauseating and Dangerous
Of all the medicines in the world
the doctors prize calomel most hieMr
to break up a cold overnight or to
cut short an attack of grippe,
throat or a deep-seated cough and pos
sibly to prevent pneumonia. No
that all of its unpleasant and danger
ous qualities have been removed, tw
new kind of calomel called "calo-tabs"-
is the doctors' ideal treatment
for colds, etc. .
One Calotab on the tongue t bed
time with a swallow of water-that s
all. No salts, no nausea nor the
slightest interference with your eat
ing, your work or pleasures. NJ
morning your cold has vanished and
your whole system is puff ed and re
freshed. Calotabs is sold only in or
iginal sealed packages: price thirty
five cents. Your druggist recommend
and guarantees Calotabs by refunding
the price if you are not delighted.
IS THE DAY OF
WOMAN WHO LOOKS Yl
Her experience, her ripened JJJJ
ment, enable her to take advent
of the wonderful opportunities tor
men which the war has createn
to succeed she must appear yow
Gray, streaked with gray, or iV
hair gives the look of age and
many women from the success tn
deserve. . von
If gray hair is your handicap
can easily overcome it witn
Hair Color Restorer just as
thousands of other women. .
gradually bring back all tbo l
color and gloss and take vea"bu:
your looks. Q-ban is not a aye,
a delightful toilet preparation
cessity for every woman vb0 it
stands the value of keeping J0"
will not stain the scalp, asnn:
oft ot interfere with washing
ing the hair. Also removes J ft
ruff, keeps the hair healthy an
easily applied by simply com"0
brushing through the hair.
Sold by all good druggists
where on Money-Back iuar
Price 75c Adv,