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mediate settlement.; and those holding
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teen year old girls and send them -off to training, camps to learn the
-j:J1 t il,iti,fi onri np living. We could scare the girls tor
THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER one
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year, both for $2,25. Sen your order
direct to THE INDEPENDENT, Eliz
abeth City, N. C.
claims against the same to present them,
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pleaded in bar of their recovery-
G. TJ. DICKENS,
I takeihis method' of thanking
friends and neighbors for their inany
of kindness and for the beautifrd
tributes on the occasion of the death
my beloved wife.
1 LYCUBGUS WEST,
Woodville, N. c.
W. 6. SAUNDERS, Editor
this sort of thing, better than we can spare the boys -for the other
sort of thing. y ' - . , , u
We are rearing entirely too many spindle-shanked, flabby
chested, button-headed, anaemic, hysterical women. Our girls need
physical training and instruction in sex hygiene and the care of their
bodies More attention paid to the physical development of our wo
men would result in better mothers. Given better mothers, the na
tion need not worry about the strength and bravery of its sons.
August 27th, 1919-6t Administrator
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
-Having qualified as Administrator of
the late Stephen Ii. Dickens, I hereby
give notice to all perspns indebted-to his
estate to come forward and make im
As a storm purifies the air. so does
misfortune sweeten lif ev
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AUGUST 29, 1919
Who's To Blame?
R. G. W. PASCHAL in his column in, this newspaper this
week says it is the high cost of loafing rather than the higtt
c Mxrina- that ails this countrv. When it conies to
k3 u m. v .w -
r.nmUr nKcArmt;nnc Dr Paschal is a sound philosopher. His con
r;K;rin the Uhnr nnestion is interesting- and his epigrammatic
utterance about the high cost of living is quite as neat as the late
James Hill's observation that it is tne "cost oi nign living aim nut
the high cost of living that matters.
It Tvould be interesting now for Dr. Paschal to answer the
question, who is responsible tor tne loanngr wnen max qucsuuu
is generally understood we shall begin to get somewnere.
The capitalists have been running this country and if things
:are not running just right the capitalists nave no one dux tnemseiveb
i;co Virw1H fnr this war until thev e"Ot it. One
U J.CL1.I.1 V Xll WCILSJ. l.uii aav-' t " j tj
itfew York banker is reported to have said in 1916, "If we can get
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into this war we can get any damn thing we want. iney got miu
the war and instead of getting what they want they find that they
have got themselves and everybody else in a pretty picKie.
An authority for the statement that the capitalists are running
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this country and are responsible tor all tne present miscmei ib
" President Wilson. In 1912. we elected Mr. Wilson president on his
explicit promise to reduce the high cost ot living, inat was ms
1912 platform. He reduced the high cost of living about like he
kept us out of war m lyio. t$ut the resiaent xaiKea an ngut as
he usually does , and here is what he said about the bosses of this
country at that time. I quote from his book ine iew rreeaom .
We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the
most completely controlled and dominated governments in the
civilized, world no longer a government by free opinion, no
longer a government by conviction and the vote of the major
ity, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups
of dominent men. Our government has been for the past
few years under the control of heads of great allied corporations
with special interests. The government of the United
States at present is a foster child of the special interests."
What was true in 1912 is equally true today. President Wilson
hasn't busted a single one of the trusts and it is now notorious that
when he got ready to kick his 1916 platform out of the back door
of the White House and plunge us into war, he called into his con
fidence and established a private war cabinet composed of the heads
of the very interests he had previously denounced.
And so I say that it would be interesting for Dr. Paschal to take
a day off and tell us who is respon sible for the loafing. The answer
must involve the capitalists. And I want to say right here that
capital xomes with a bad face in criticising the arbitrary conduct of
unharnessed labor, in the light of all we know about the arbitrary
conduct of unrestrained capital.
Easing Off The Kaiser
'HIS newspaper's patriotism and loyalty to country were re
peatedly questioned by its enemies during the progress .of
the world war. This newspaper refused to be bamboozled
by the militarists and kept its head when most others were being
swept off their feet by frenzied waves of patriotic fervor. Ihis
newspaper told its readers all along that England and France and
Russia were as much responsible for the European War as William
Hohenzollern. This newspaper never gave the Kaiser credit for the
The attitude that this newspaper maintained toward the war is
finding vindication every day now that the war is over. While the
war was on, truth was supressed. But truth, crushed to earth by
war, is beginning to rise again.
Now, there is a thought for you. What has become of the trial
of the Kaiser? Surely you remember all the awful things that were
to happen to the Kaiser after the war was over? They were going
to have a trial at which France and England and little Belgium were
to sit in judgment on him and there was no doubt about what the
verdict would be. The only question was in the matter of punish
ment; no one could suggest punishment enough for the hideous
Prussian war lord. Hanging was too good.
And now you don't hear a word from the daily newspapers about
the trial of the Kaiser. They have dropped the subject like a hot
brick. No one is insisting upon his being tried any more and read
ers of newspapers are being led to forget that such a thing ever was
contemplated. It is beginning to look as if the Kaiser will never be
Do you know why the fomentors of war are no longer de
manding a trial of the Kaiser? I'll tell you. A trial will necessarily
involve the production of evidence on both sides and much of the
evidence would not place England and France in a very unenviable
light. Those awful Bolshevists in Russia and England and France,
the secret correspondence between Russia and England and France.
These publications reveal that France and England had pledged Rus
sia military support in event of a clash with Germany, months be
fore the eventful break in August 1914.
And so there probably will be no trial" of the Kaiser. A trial
might bring out all the facts of secret diplomacy underlying this
great world war. The. diplomats of England, France and the United
States are not anxious for the facts to come out. ,
'ERMANY may yet be accounted the victor in this great
world war, the Allies the losers. I figure it out this way:
By this war Germany has been stripped of her militarism,
her navy annihilated and her massive armies reduced to a police pa
trol. Being rid of this terrible and costly master is a decided gain
for Germany and, in the long run. may be worth every mark and
man it cost. The Allies have made no such gains. The Allies have,
forged the shackles of militarism upon themsel-yes as a result of
this war. In order to impose their hateful terms upon their van
quished foes, they have Prussianized themselves. England, France
and the United States now purpose to maintain such hideous mili
tary machines as wrecked the German empire. It is an awful price
we must pay for victory and, in the long run, history may write the
Allies as the losers by the great world war. It is certain that, to
help the British Lion gain the whole world, the United States is in
a fair way to lose its own soul.
Why Not This?
r- NSTEAD of Universal Military Training, why not Univer
sal Maternity Training? The advocates of compulsory
military training always wind up their arguments with a
lot of fine talk about the country needing a more robust manhood
such as military training produces. It never occurs to these gentle
men that the country needs mothers of men as well as men and that
strong mothers will produce the strong men.
We need trained mothers. Instead of yanking nineteen year
old boys out of school and out of useful pursuits to put them thru
a course of goose-stepping, it might be more profitable to take nine-
Promoter Oh, no; we just want
your Influence, that's all.
Mr. Kawshus But in what condi
tion will It be when I get it back?
If. when on your vaca
tion, you should happv;
to break your glasses,
mail them to us, and we
repair and return them
THE DAY RECEIVED
Should you lose them,
we will be pleased to'
send, a duplicate pair.
We have an accurate
and detailed record of
every pair of glasses Ave
Oh, Harry," said the slangy though'
weet, young thing, "father Is sure
strong for you." . "
"I know It, dear," returned Harry,
ruefully, after an interview, "but I
think a man of your father's age ought
to conserve his strength.
The Sire I want you to treat your
mother with the same respect that I
show to her.
Little Jimmie Aw, shucks! I ain't
afraid of her.
"Tea, he's very aristocratic sine
he's been living: in a coal bin!"
See here, Mr.
N i g- h t i n gale,
stop singing aft
er sundown, or
else move out of
BUY At 5Lg x-
"He's a stamp collector."
Postage or thrift."
TRIALS OF JL
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TO KEEP ONES
brig-ht and alert is to re
main young-. But who can
be at his best with bad
. ; Most of life's interest
. centers in the eyes most
pleasures come from using-
Dimness o f vision
means a clouding of the
. brightness of life. Enthu
siasm, optomism and all
youthful feelings disap
pear with the advent of
poor eyesight. Therefore
if possible keep your eye
si eh t unspoilt and of all
things possible you will
have done the one most
certain to contribute to
your health, happiness and
G. L HALL
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