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VOL. XIV. NO. ll:.
$1JB0 PW Yw*
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Why iUwrica it'ia the'War
(From Durham Herald..)
In its campaign for patriotism
througt) education in America
.the National Security ' League
sends out the following' meaty
article by Willis J. Abott:
Iir Ambassador Gerard*s nota
ble account of his life at the A-
merica EjAbaSsy in Berhn prior
to our entranceupon the war are
many sighnificant statements.
Perhaps none is more so than the
assertion credited to a lady for
whose veracity and gravity the
Ambassador vouches that the
Crown Prince assured her of his
purpose to provoke a war on his
accession to the throne* provided
his father had not done so first.
Needless to note that this patri
otic purpoK of the'son "viM fore-,
stall^ by the sUpeYior efficiency
of the father.
' But the Princt; went on to say.
that his' war would" include an
attack on the United States. Dur
ing the course of the controver-.
sy over the submarines the Kai
ser turned on the United States
Minister with a menacing snarl
and tte ezclaimation: Let me tell
you $at after this war is^^ over
1 willbrook no nonsence from the
United States, and von Tirpitz
then and perhaps still the great
est power in Uermaruy under the
Kaiser and von^Hlndenburg saidj
curtly that be expected afteri
England was beaten'to her knees;
to use the German navy against;
the United States. ' I
1 could cite scores of Individual
expressions of German hatred for,
the United Stat^even before our
-entance upon the war. Butth^y:|
^ might be dismissed as
’ sip. Theinci^irtalh^^BB^re
. DOjcfottbithat the ideS of conquest
fdr the United States was rooted
in the German mind before we
flung down the gage of battle.
We are now in the war and it
is incredible that Germany
should win it. Butas.the struggle
prepresses those well meaning
individuals who opposed it some
of them were well meaning tho-
' ugh many were German dupes
and tools—will learn a good deal
of belated wisdom. Had German
^won this war, should it'win now,
the spoliation of France in 1871
was as nothingto what theUnited
F Stateswould suffer. Our outlying
dependencies would undoubtedly
be snapped up. Germany would
oust us as suzeain of Panama
and owner of the Canal Zone.
Some foothold on the mainland
of the Northern Continent she
’ would unquestionably demind.
It might be some sei^ion of our
territory or she rf^glit 'content
herself with robbing England
of a substatial slice of Canada,
there to establish a Teutonic
outpos^ arid develop it into a base
whence to'descend upon uS once
more w^n .the appetite for blood
and treasure grew again. And be
sure it would” grow. It was only
four years of p€)ace that Bismarck
chagrin^ by the seeming ease
with which exactiba for that
tiihe plafined to force a new war
and. get some more spol^ We
should become Germany's how
to be milked of our wealth wheV
ever Germany’s financial institu
tions grew hungry.
There has never been a time
sihee the development of the
lustforconquest in Germany that'
the dismemberment and looting
of the United States has not been
a part of the programme o.^
Teutonic aggression. It was not
for nothing that the Germans
tried to build up a little Ger-
matly^ the United States. The
leutscbtiim which has brought
disension and anarchv^ upon Bus-
sia was in process of develop
ment here when we went hone'
too early into\he vf&r. Our col
lege habored ‘ ‘exchange profes
8or8”from Germany who preach
ed a little academic learning and
agreatdeal about Teutonic vlrt-
ures. Our public schools were
dominated by German influences
so that in Chicago not long ago
it was discovered that the chil
dren were being taught the sweet
and reasonable virtues of the
Kaiser under guise of instruc
tion in English grammar. .The
Ghrman pres§, German societies
German churches were all united
under instructions from Berlin in
the effort to keep the Germans
in the United States true to the
ideals, of the Wilhelmstraa^.
And it was all preparatory to
action when the German raid on
the United Sta^ should 'come.
. Indicts His
Mr. F. A. WlsEart^
erintendent of roa, . - , ,
L- T. Brown, chairtMktt'Jwf ?
county hoard of
ioners. Monday on tfe cf
plowing into the pdbllc
Wishart says it is,
law to plow into the
he U going to put a’
The fact that he Indicted ^
w^uld seem to prove
meajis what he says
number of others in varlifil^ji
^ions of the countybave aiiOi,bei^
indicted on^fhe same
Nilraie nf Soda
^ • A.’.. . IniMlf* R/UrWfvil^hV#* *
took a surprise to thordmf^
ity Suliday evening, wfaen^fie
td^ Mieff^Carrle Belle W|p^
ihiineir for Mr.W.f’.Wait«?8.|%
lired to the home M^
Jflivetis wEfito were;.qiiie]tly
^ ied by Rev. B. Town^d,
stor of the Baptist chureh* '
I; J^r, i0d Mrs. Freeman are this
e^lpying their honeymoon
sphere in America, • ^
lyan authorities doubted on an
up rising here was shown by
Bethman Hollweg’s insolent re
mark to Ambassador GaraM
that 50Q.OOO German Americans
would rise if w^^hhtween the
two countrie^^ldl^he declared
The United la rich. Ger,
many is hungry for land an
money. A year ago the United
States utterly unprepared - to* re
sist the spoiler would have been
as helpless as were the Chinese
when the Germans at the tiptia
of the Boxer troubles plundered
knd ravished and slew them
without mercy. Today should
the unthinkable happen and
Germany triWph over our allies,
we would have a desperate task
to keep her from over running
our country and extorting from
us indemnities and cessions of
territory which we could hardly
repla'ce in a century of planning
and at the cost of another war.
OAK fclTY Steam Laundry Co.
Good work, prompt service.
D. J. Kinlaw, Agent.
I THE' $
i National Bank |
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. S
THE ACTIVE B^NK FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE
The ideal depository for surplus funds.
on Time Deposits.
and continually growing.
S. W. COOPER, Pres., A, B. McMILLAN; Cshr.
f.’M. SHAW, Assistant Cashier.
Tite Rich wai M
Mr. T-. M. vevXn whollv'esj
few miles out fro^’Glbsoin'
only raised good cropk pf
cotton, wheat and w
grain and of course chickens'
eggs,' but has what aflv
farmers can have, bees,
sixty colonies and boughtf*
hundred and fifty ‘pound k'
to.Hamlet Fi^. This he ^
at about twenty cents a p^J
This is the first of the new^cj
he has pat on the market .h'
Wheat is fine, he teyp,/
oats geob, f • ^ '
Mr. A. U" Mudd and llr.,
Wright Who live near^Gi
were in HLamlet Satu^
Mudd said be has younf^w
mellons on hia vines ;;
Mudd has 113 chicken^^NX
them frying size. Attifiity
a pound live weight ^
was psKing wouic^Atx^a^^
^,3)ear Mr;; Rdliihia^:
fv Miave your, letter of May 29,
enclosing a-leUeaP from Mr. Jno
Moore qf North Carolina^
relative h> nitrate ofsoda. I
Ta >4 i^ciiRu oc nitrate of
so^l^unloadlng m Wilmington,
North Carolina, find we «cpect
anothw WTgp to, arif^^® within
the next day or to. tbe quantity
distritmted froid tfa^ 'cargoes
will supply famiers with about
45 per. cent of the total quantity
applied for>^,> ; *
As you itoow,,' the Shipping
Board has been unable to furnish
Julian S. Johnson left
ford alone In his car with bjs
or last Sunday ‘week;,lspt "^Hte'.Department, with' tonnage
Snfdcient to ti:an8port the nitrate
lay he returned accompanied
Irs' Julian S. Johnson,^^ who
Miss Agnes . Upchurch, tEe
Itiiul und, ^ accomidished
iter of ,Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
iuroh. df Thornasville, Ga!
Itj^anu Mrs. Johnson are now
le to their friends at the
ince of Mr. J. W. Johnson
last Central Avenue and are
dng the congratulations of
tboets of friends. The Jour-
[^nali^tents its congratulations
i^nd eitends to Mrs. Johnson its
dnwthfarty felicitation upon her
ptircb^d inChile to this country
Itmay ne p^sible that Depart
nteflt can effect an exchange of
some'nitrate of soda now in Chile
for, nitrate of soda now m this
country, and if such an arrange
ment can be made, we.-will be
able to furnish farmers some
additiobal soda the latter part of
June- I wish to assure you that
every effort is being made by
this Department to secure all
the nitrate of soda purchased.
Very truly yours,
' Chief of Bureau.
more than pin money]
dear meat to t^e bu
» ' r,
No authentic information has
been received here yet in r^ard
to Capt. J. B. Bowen who left
Lumberton on the evening of the
l2th inst. after a visit to his
family to return to Camp Wades-
worth,' Spartanburg, S. C. and
disappeaitl from Charlotte on the
morning’ of the 13th.
A rumor, was circulated here
Tuesday to the effect Columbia
State carried a ^ews item that
day Stating that Capt. Bowen
bad been in Florida and had re
turned '' — - ■ ■
yesterday and leaned that Capt
Bo\yen was not there Another
report has It that Bowen went
to Canada to enlist in order to
go to France for service earlier
than he could hope to- go from
Camp Wadsworth, where the
report has it, and it is generally
believed that he has gone to Can
ada. Meanwhile his family re
mains in ignorance of his where
lany things going oD
ted States must be
)rising to the Gter-
i thought and
I teoop^^ygpe; tfcmt
^cap^jRi[^(, U. b(^te.
Why Germany BghU. v '
What is Germany fighting for!
Thatls the question that lin^ra
in the’^minds of milUons of mn
and wnmen. There is hardlyany
queatiem tEat from the beginning
Germ^y EEs finah^ the war
on ft^amhteteEope'of big indemr
' i'"' ’
Pertoioial etane-^lite' ’iff
July 1 vrtll ie penaitVfct
^surplnaes; will b« ieimi. **
Balevgb, Jana A perman^nt
ebae (|owo for the laatsix me
oi I0iS i» that fiwafia
Ico&unercial wkw™ /># *
do not Hie with the FSoodf Adoi-:.:
tfiiatratioQ by Jane 10 a swfsrn
statemmit showing qiumtitv of
sugar ns^ last year, quantity of
sugar 08^ this year todat-r. and
quantity of sugar on band or in
transit, acco^in^ to State Food
Administrator Hent? A. Pave
today following tel^nmph c**m-
munication with United t;rat^
Food Adminnstrator Hoovtr re
garding the sugar situation
In his telegram to State, F’>od
Abministcator Page Mr. Hoover
advised that all radnofacttirers
p£ less eigential food proiloeta
using sugaiNi^ust file the ret) ow
ed fttetemente v, ;th you by Jone-:
IE covering sugar used, on hi. >.»!.
apd their r^uirements ‘nid
showing their present sitimiiofi
that w,e know they are^tm-
forralngto to rules. If their
sugar on'b^nld, plim the aoMmnt
use^ te date. Is more than ^
per e^t. of the amdunt jised tasty
them fipm January to July
such excess must be turned over * - '
to you for ypurdisposiHoik.
"Please make it known that
unleto these rs^rts arefiled with \.
ywi by Jgme lb no sugar will be ' '
allotted| for^J^ balance of the
year 1918 to the manufactoier -
teteakp such ha
\vircu the Caiup
Gmlederaie' VeteraDi Mee).
The^ D. C.’sof the Raeford
Chapte/entertained the Confed
erate^eterans of the countv at
a luncheon served at the old
school building Tuesday. There
were only fifteen veterans who
attended, but such a dinner!
All of those who were there will
testify that they have it
equaled but few times and n^er
The, veterans tendered a vote
bf lhankiiTo th« ladles Tor ttreir
Rev. W. C. Brown gave them
a good word picture of modern
training camp life. Rev^ B.
Townsend, Rev, Mr. Smith and
Mr. O’Neill were also guests of
the veterans at luncheon. ,
New HONEV for sale: ISelb.
R. J. Baucom, Raefora, N.C.
Today keq an 'arfoy'yof neariv
a million Americans in France.
Two weeks ago President Wilson
declared that he saw no reason
for placing the maximum at
5,000,000. Such figures must be
nothing short of stunning to
Potsdam. And that our President
was most seriously in earnest is
shown by the fact that on Mav
23, on the request of Secretary
Baker, the House Committee on
Military Affairs wrote into the
armv bill a provision autnoriz-
ing the President to draft from
year to year as many men as can
be equipped trained and used,
Mr. Wilson is not doings by halve
these days. He has his fighting
clothes on.—State Journal.
Red Cross Not^s.
Of this amount one half 6r
more has been paid in cash and
has been deposited in the Rae
ford Banks to the credit of the
Second Red Cross War Fund, W.
G. McAdoo, treasurer, where it
draws 4 per cent, interest until
called for for war work.
Of the above amount $1,022'0Ct,ni
was subscribe by our patrioticIM
colored people. There has beery
no indication of any Gernaah
propaganda among the colored
people of Hoke. •
The reports are not all^ in yet,
as some of our workers are still
working, however, the complete
report will be published later
The reports received go to show
that Hoke has far exceeded the
general average in the country.
Hoke exceeded her quato 240 per
much by. taxation. New taxes-
laid since the war began fail
short of meeting interest on the
war debt. Germany’s debt al
ready exceeds the hundred billion
mark whichHavenstein president
of the Reichsbanks considered the
danger line. With Germany its a
war of conquest, a colossal gam
ble for spoils. If it should win a
complete victory, theUnited Sta
tes apd Other allied nations would
be callhd'^pon to pay , not only
their own debts but also Germ
any’s war debt with usury.—
Robt. Lacy Hester sojj of Mr.
and Mrs. Newton E. Hester of
near J ohns, was killed in»a trol
ley car accident at Norfolk Va.
Saturday afternoon about 5^30.
The remains were shipped home
for burial and ^reached Johns
Monday evening and were rein-
-oved at once to the home of the
young man’s parents. Funeral
services were held Tuesday mor
ning at ll oclock at Caledonia
ethodist church of which the
deceased was a member.
Mr. Green Arch Ro^r, well
known in the County for many
years, died Wednesday, Mav 22,
at his home near Laumburg after
a serious illness of about three
gainstAs^fi hborair m Ito* aottV
Rock candy and sugar syniiM
are classed as sugar and any
d^^lers selling such syrups to
commercial users of sugar and
such users who purchase them
except upon certification supplied
bv the Food Administration wlU
The absolute i^ntrol of the dis
tribution of sugar will be con
tinued until the end of the war'
and^witfi’ inspectors in the field
in the immediate future with the
system of report®, required of rs=
fin^to and dealers it will not be
at all difficult to detect violations
cent while the country as a whole
is 76 per cent.
To all those everywhere who
helped to bring about this fine
success' your war fund chairman
extends his most hearty thanks.
MARGARET CURRIE, Sec.
‘IIaVE your D^undry done by
0,ak City Steam Laundry Co.
' DJi. Kinlaw, Agent
For State Senator—J.W. John
son 6'23: John A. McGocgan 353.
It is almost certain that J. W.
Jphnson has been nominated for
State Senator. Unofficial returns
give him a majority over J. A
McGoogan of 270 in this county
while in Hoke McGoogau’s un-
otficial majority is only about 200
Mr. J. S. Maulsdy and son Lee
spent Monday-in Fayetteville.
The farmera in this section
are progressing very nicely with
Miss Belle McLoud is attend
ing the teachers institute at Red
Springs this week.
Mrs. M. J. Robinson and chil
dren of Dundarrach spent the
weekend with her brother Mr. J
4lif,-^inith.^ ^ —J—
We are glad to have Mr. Fred
Miss Margot Adams had heiiUi»ey with us again. He has bw
tonsils removed in Highs^b’s attending school at Dayton Ya.
hospital one day last week, re^
main^ in the hospital for A Alored map near here killed
day or two, and has been con
fined to her home since he re
turn, but the is doing nicely.
weeks. Mr. Rdper suffered a
stroke of paralysis several weeks
ago and never recovered his
health and recently his condition
became more serious and gradu-
alliLgr.Qwini^ worse until the end
rrattle snake Sunday afternoon
uieasipr^ l^^toC on^