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1,363,000 FRENCH |
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Statistics Are Striking Appeal
Against Wars.
F’aris. — The most striking appeal
against future war is contained
Jo statistics finally worked out regard
ing the lasting records of France’s
war losses. M. Gaston Cadoox, for
mer president of the Paris Statistical
society, now has made reckonings
which peace organizations In every
country might well keep in mind for
future propaganda.
The population of France at the
outbreak of the war was 39.000,000.
From these the government mobilized
for the army and navy 8,355.000. Os
this number 1,363,000 lost their lives.
This figure represents one-sixth of the
mobilized effectives, one-seventh of
the masculine population of the coun
try and one-twentieth of the whole.
If the dead alone might be drawn
up In a serried line It would require
the Twentieth Century Limited, trav
eling without stop at sixty miles an
hour, some nine hours to react the
end. The entire mobilization of hu
man material by France would have
reached from San Francisco to New
York if placed shoulder to shoulder.
Comparing the percentage of losses
suffered by the principal belligerents.
M. Cadoux reckons that his country
had one dead or missing per 28 inhab
Hants, as'against 35 in Germany, 50
ir. Austria-Hungary. CO in Gnat Brit
ain, 79 in Italy, 107 in Russia and
2,000 in the United States.
France’s agricultural male papula
t!on of 5.608,971 lost 099,219. Os
1,327,150 engaged in commercial pur
suits, 155,977 were lost. Os 915,080
artisans of the building trades, 108.747
'did not return. There were 235,320
men of liberal professions mobilized
and 40.432 died. Transport workers
numbering 00.972 failed to return of
06,7,029 who went to war. There were
21.420 civil servants. 2.712 eeclesias
tics, 50.190 students and 9.493 persons
of independent means without proses
slon killed.
The statistician’s reckoning shows
that the return of Alsace-Lornlne did
not compensate for the ghastly hole
lorn in the populace by war. Where
as the population of France was 39.
000,000 in 1914. it has fallen to 39,-
209.000 after these provinces returned
lo the fold.
Records Show German
Soldiers Were Sold
Berlin.—-Investigation into the man
tier in which some of the fortunes of
Germany's former royal houses were
acquired, In connection with the ques
tion of Indemnification by the repub
He, has disclosed that German prince
tings up to the Nineteenth century
had sold 296,166 of their subjects for
$3,750,000 to England for army serv
ice against the American colonies, the
French and other enemies.
Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of
Braunschweig sent 4,300 men to Eng
land for S3B a head. It is disclosed
lylth an additional Indemnity of $22 n
head for each man killed in action
three wounded men to be counted as
pne dead one.
Landgrave Frederick of Hesse
"sold” 12,000 Hessians at $75 a head,
with an annual “rental” fee of SSOO.
COO. {
There has been produced a letter
from the Landgrave of Hessen-Cassel
tQ. Baron Hohendorf. his commanding
officer In the American colonies. In
which the writer commended the bar
.on “for seeing to it that of 1,950 ol
the landgrave’s peons in the battle
of Trenton only 300 escaped alive.”
: “Be sure to send an itemized state
ment of the losses to London,” the
letter continues, “as the English in in
Ister wants to pay me for only 1.455
killed. I am entirely dissatisfied with
Major Mindorf. who. according to dis
patches, succeeded in saving his bat
talion of Hessians.”
Tokyo Girls Object
to Marriage Customs
Tokyo.—The modern Japanese girl
— a canvass at a girls’ high school dis
, closed —does not favor the present-day
system under which most of the mar
rlages are “arranged.”
In opposition to the prevailing mode
' fifty-three girl?, in one school said that
to marry men of whom they had no
f previous knowledge was dangerous
? Sixteen were opposed because the ous
tom ignores the sentiments of the ones
to be married. Ten objected to the
use of a go-between to make arrange
ments and all agreed that the mar
rlage question should be more serious
ly considered.
Ranking preferences for husbands
were, government officials first and
then, lh order, business men. educa
tors, fa"mers, physicians and army of
Third Set of Teeth
Cushing, Okla. —Rev. D. A. Me-
Laury, pioneer minister of Cushing,
Is growing his third set of teeth. He
has now eight new molars and others
are “sprouting.” They are not as
large sis his second set, but answer
the purpose for practical use and will
eave him a large dentist’s bill for a
new set, he declares.
Would Fast 100 Days
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Frank Wolfe,
a farmer, thinks he could go 100 days
without food, having fasted half that
time recently to reduce his weight. He
Is challenging Mr. Jolly of Berlin for
fbe world’s championship. Jolly has
. just fasted forty-four days.
Put in your orders for potato slips
vith the Chatham Hdw. Co.
The Old Reliable is on hand, fie
vill have a fine lot of fish right fresh
rom Chesapeake Bay Saturday.
unt up D. M. and give him your,
rdcr. Prices are right. ;
In Pittsboro for the time being, (
Miss Lucile Peterson, a recent graau j
,ite as a nurse, offers her professiona
services to the people of Chathan
FOR SALE —White Wyandotte
eggs. SI.OO for setting of 15. Also
a pureDred white Leghorn rooster, for
J 1.50. C. M. Lance, Pittsboro. 1
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You are invited
to become one of the
of this newly formed
public utility company * * ;
which furnishes, direct’y or indirectly,
; electric power and light service in 130
’ communities, including Raleigh. Ashe-
I viile, Goldsboro, Henderson, Oxford,
Sanford and Rcek’ngham, North Caro-
I lina, and Cherav, Florence, Marion and
The companies formerly known as Carolina Power & Light
Go Yadkin River Power Comnany, Asheville Power - ' _
and l ight Company, Pigeon River Power Company and
Carol’na Pow-er Company, have joined together into ONE
COMPANY to be known as -. y
The Company invites you to become one of T
its owners This you can do by investing in . |
Carolina Power Light Company’s
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Price $93 and accrued dividend per share ; t
Each Share j; Q~/ On Your < „ Y-
Pays Nearly Money
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T* A V ]FT?T'IP Free hem North Carolina and South Carolina State
JL rVA. k Personal Tax and present normal Federal Income Tax
Shares for sale by all employes of the companies fox*merly known as Carolina Power &
Light Company, Yadkin River. Power Company, Asheville Power and Light Company,
Pigeon River Power Company and Carolina Power Company, but which are now known as
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by Dr. Mann you have the satisfac
tion of knowing they are correct.
i Dr. S. Rapport of Durham will be
at Siler City Wednesday, May 12,
from 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. at Dr. |
'Edwards' office, and at Pittsboro from |
ii:3o p. in. to 4 p. in. at the Blair
■Hotel. On this visit the Doctor will
examine eyes and fit glasses at
greatly reduced prices.
FOR SALE—One Purebred Hamp
shire sow, one year old; good for
breeder. First check for $35.00 gets
her. Estimated ♦ weight about 175
pounds. P. O. Box 177, Siler City,
N. C.
' lall is still dloing it. What? Sell
50 bushels of high-class Mexican
Big 801 l cotton seed for sale. Only
$1 a bushel at my plade between
Pittsboro and Bynum or delivered at
Pittsboro. Lonnie Oldham.
j Get Happy Feeds for the chicks
i and make them and yourselves happy.
Chatham Hdw. Co., Pittsboro.
COMPANY of Chicago, Illinois, of
fers agents a wider field and increas
ed opportunity by writing man, wom
an and child from date of birth to
age 60 on the annual, semi-annual or
quarterly premium plan, for amounts
going up to $5,000 as regards children,
while for adults the limit is $30,000.
The Company will give a very liberal
commission contract (direct with
acme Office) to a good personal
nincer. Apr. 29, 3tp.
1 Dividends. The dividends (or wages earned by the money
you invest in this stock) amount to SO.OO per share a year.
| They are paid every 3 months, $1.50 per share on Janu
| ary 1, April 1, July 1, and October jrhich time divi
-4:„ dend checks are mailed to stockholders.
V- Fully Paid and Non-assessablo. Every share of this Stock
V-, is fully paid and non-assessable.
‘ Easy Payment Plan. You can buy the stock for $lO per
1 share a month.
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I A Resale Department is maintained at
J our offices for the benefit of local stock■
holders who may wish to sell their
• shares.
Darlington, South Carolina, and also
supplies the street railway and gas serv
ice in Raleigh and Asheville and gas y
service in Durham. The total popula
tion served-is estimated to exceed
329,000. , _J
Have Your Car Washed
Boone’s Service Station
Just out of town south of the Court
House. No sudstitute with us. ty.
give satisfaction Remember us f.
Gas, Oils, and Gennine Service.
R. E. Boone, Manager,
Thursday, May 6, i 926

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