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THE WASHINGTON TIMES? 'THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30; 1915.
,TJL WGIIJJORLI , INSPECTORS ACTIVE Five Cases Heard in Alexandria Polite Cbart-Assembly Will I Take PlacQewJjear Night. 'A'tiEXANDIUA. Vn Pee. SO.-Flve times, t)t violation of tho yirtrtnla Btntc Inbor laws Wore hejird in oqllce court this mornln. They resulted from In spections during tho Dast few dnvs bv Rtftt Inspectors J. b. Cllnedlnst and Mlso L. M. Barbour. The Jlrst called for trial was that of M. D. Aahton. who conducts a druar rtbrea 1028 Klnit street, and who was charved" b$' Mr. Cllnedlnst with employ ed cojdred boy under fourteen years .of ate for. more than ten hours a day. Dr. Ashton expiainca tnai no emoioyeu tho boy p-nlv because the lad's mother wishes, and that he did little or no work nrquntl tho place. Judire Caton dis missed the, case on condition that tho pharmacist "dlscharco the bov. A -chanre fit emnlovinsr two boys under nUteen vcars of oKe and of worklnn them for more than ten hours a day vait brought acalnst the Blue Ribbon Bhoe Repairing Company, a new es tablishment In this cltv. Mr. Cllnedlnst liad taken out a warrant against the shoe men ori complaint of the mother of one of the bovs. and Judce Caton lined the comnanv $25. The company noted an appeal. Tho Paff Shoe Company, charged with warkJnKl Kirls ln Its; factory over ten hours a dav. was the next offender, and i-niier eiaiemems or witnesses wno were ' called In, the case was dismissed. Like- Wise was that of the firm of L.. Shuman Svlth the sarnd offense. The case of D. 'Bendhelm & Son was postponed until tomorrow morning. KuneraJ services for Mrs. Lena Kob , leln. ho died last Monday night at her 'homo In Del Ray. were held at St. Mary's. Catholic Church this morning; at i !:30 o'clock, and were conducted by the 1 Rev. father L. F.' Kclley, aslstant rec- tor. Interment. was made in St. Mary's Cemetery. '" '"' ' - J Sunday schpril CJrlstrnas'celebratlons of the Sdcoftd 'PresByterlan, 'Trinity Methodist, and (Methodist "Frqstcntant -churches were heJd at, 7:30 .o'clock last night in thotrcspecth-e Auditoriums of the schools. ?rogramfc of literary And musical numbers were carried out, and the different schools made merry over large Christmas trefes, candy and . Christmas'stockinEs being given to the ' pupils. At the yMeth.bdlat Proteatant I festival a cantata. "Around tho World "With Santa Claus." was presented, and ! at the Second Presbyterian Sunday school, forty pupils took part In a enntata fcallddv '?T6psy.,Turyjr -.Family." Tho celebration of the .First - Baptist Church school wlUtakts plate-. tonight, , nnd Seminole Tribe of Red Men will Rive a- -Christmas trea .festival to. the needy children of the pity In the Young People's building. - tfhc h'olldny dance of the Alexandria Assembly will not be given tonight, as wns previously reported, but will take Placo at the Elks' auditorium New Zfnt? n,'.?ht', T,he Alexandria German Club will give their Mew Year german New Year Eve, and tonight a public dance Is being given at the Elks hall. Last night the Christmas german of the junior Assembly took place, and tomor row afternoon the Junior German Club meets for its holiday dance. Searehfng.For Man Who ? $el.d.Up Postmistress i . deputy. Sheriff Garrison, of Prlncj 'George. County. Md:, Is today seeking to Identify tho colored man who late last night held up and seriously ap- saulted Mrs. Agnes C. Kllnger. post- , mistress of Rlverdale, with intent to lob her, Mrs. Kllnger was on her way to her fft flHmt "& Rlverdale hall about ic.ao o clock. She was only 100 hun dred yards distant ,from her .front gate when she was struck on the head with n blackjack by her assailant, who trkd tb graba satchel which she carried under the Jmprcssion. she thinks, that It contained postofflce funds. Mrs. Kllnger, although badly hurt., screamed ror assistance and her cries brought Jfi,' a1'68'..0' R'verdale, to her aid. Jivrft cd man wna frightened Uncle Harry Tells About the Big News of 1915 "W ELL, boys, It's pretty near ly time to say 'Qood-by and 'How lo Vou dol' " said Uncte Harry. "I know what you mean,'' said Joe. "You mean 'good-by 1913' and 'how do you do. 1010!' isn't that lt7" "Exactly," said Uncle Harry, "and 1 was wondering, as I walked over, whether you 'fellows would llko me to tell you about some of the Important news of the Old Year some of tho big things that happened during 1915. Would you? How about It, Jimmy?" "That'd bo fine," said Jimmy, "and-." "Sounds interesting to me, too, Uncle Harry," said the boys' father. "Do you m,lnd If I Join your party 7 I'll take one of tho back seats and I'll promise not to make any noise." "Glad to have you, father," said Uncle Harry, "and I know the boys will welcome you to our club." "Yes, indeed," added the boys. , So father pulled his chair around and Uncle Harry began: "To begin with, boys and father tho war Is st 11 going on,, and the armies In Franco ac Just about where they weio last January. Lately, THEfUlS THE WHOLE BILL OF FARE. I "Ttwi'iOTiMnr vjTOmwalMBl Great Britain Is More Determined Than Ever By ED t. KEEN. '.Capital. $1,000,000. iiin'iiirh thM-n Imvo liprn manv Peace rumors, coming from so many different I places, and I oeiicve, ana nope, uii before the end of the new year, peace will be declared. "Early In the year Germany ya? successful In her campaign against Russia, and captured a number of Russian and Polish cities. Including Warsaw. Since summer Bulgaria ha Joined Germany and the soldiers of these two countries have Invaded and captured Serbia and have practically opened a way to Constantinople ho that they can Join the Turkish forcis In that ancient city. Italy, which Joined tho British allies early In the summer, at first made rapid progress : against Austria, but lately that cam paign seems to nave como to a nan. Although both sides have tried to win Greece that little country has de cided to remain neutral. Tho Turks still hold Constantinople against the British and French fleets, and tho British navy continues the successful blockade against Germany in the North Sea. "The war is costing about $75,000.- 000 a dav. and the number of men who have been killed and Injured rnns into the minions pronaoiy more tnai. 5,000,000. Germany nlorto reports the loss of more than 2,000,000 since the beginning of the fighting. "Since last New Year Day. the whole world has learned of the' suf fering of tho Polish peoplo and grc.-"-quantities of food and other ncedel supplies have been sent from America to Poland." . s "The war has caused the United States a lot of trouble this year, hasn't It?" asked Joe. "Indeed it has," said Uncle Harry. "Several American ships, and many British ships carrying American citi zens, have been sunk by submarines, and President Wilson and Secretary ot Slate Lansing have been about the two busiest men in the United States, try ing to straighten out these difficulties After the olg steamship Lusltanla was sunk in May, causing the death or more than 1.000 people. Including many Americans, President Wilson took a very firm stand and secured from ,ler many a promise that more care would be taken in attacking ships on vfhlch Americans mleht be traveling. "It would have been very easy for PnMni Wilson to have caused the United States to get Into thewar, but, he knew that Germany had no Quar-i rel with tho American people, and that the sinking of the ships was the result of Germany's efforts to prevent Great Britain getting fresh war supplies and not a wilful desire to harm Americans. President Wilson knows tho awful cost of war and tho suffering It brings to people, and lie has done all that ho could to save America from what has been go ng on In Europe for a year and n half." "Now tell us somethlmr about what happened In tho United States during IMS. said Jimmy. "In some, ways It has been a record breaking year." said Uncle Harry. "Wo have had the biggest and finest exposition that tho world has over known the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco. Qur farms have pro duced the biggest grain crop In the his tory of the country. Our Inventors and se'cntlsts !mvo discovered how to sen0 telephone .messages all tho way across the continent, nnd, what Is even more wonderful, send wireless telephone mes sages from Washington to San Fran cisco and oven on to Honolulu. Ameri can doctors Imvo dofle splendid work here In our own country, discovering new and better ways of curing and preventing diseases, and have given aid to tho sick and wounded In Eurppe. But for tho American doctors and tiurscs In Serbia, probably all the peo plo of that country that wero not killed In the wnr would have died In the typhus fever epidemic. "Tho United States Government scien tists have made many valuable discov eries, Including ways of making a num ber of Important chemicals, which American manufacturers need but can not ct from Europe on account of the wnr". , "Carranza, the Constitutionalist lead er, "has succeeded In winning control of the greater part of Mexico: tho fight ing In that country Is nbput over: the Unltei States nnd many other coun tries have recognized Carranza as tho .leader of the Mexican people, and plans nre being made to give the boys and girls of Mexico good educations and help tho people build up the'r country. "The nations of Central and South America are becoming more friendly with the United States, and If this war will only s.tay over In Europe, or, bct- -rWMCDFTHAT OVER HEREgUNGFELLOj: tor still, como to an end soon, the peo ple of North and, South America will continue to enjoy tho greatest peace and pro)erlty ever known. "Early this month Congrcs opened, nnd President Wilson outlined his plans for new laws which he believes should be passed, including the Improvement land enlargement of our army and navy. "ine pou'.icinn.i are planning for tne conventions which will nominate candi dates for President, to bo voted on nixt November. These conventions will be held in June. The Rcpublicaps will nfeet In Chicago, and the' Democrats In St. Louis. President Wilson will prob ably be the Democratic candidate for re-election, hut nobody seems to know who will bo tho Republican candidate. "It's been a Rrcat and Important year, boys, and 19M will be even greater. There will be lota of Interesting things happening, and you can count on me tt-lling you all about them." "Happy New Year. Uncle Harry!" shouted tho boys, as Uncle Harry start ed up the strqet. "Same to you, boys, and many or them," he answered. (Copyright, 1915, by the M-C , Syndicate.) LONDON. Dec, .-If John Bull could sco himself as others soo him he might mend his ways. But being constitution ally unable to. apply the reverse English to His eyesight he gives his friends, neighbors, and enemies an erroneous no tion of his disposition. Americans recently arrived in England have been astonished to find that this country is not in a state ot utter despon dency and demoralization. Tho visitor boon becomes convinced that the stories he has heard nnd read of-Internal tur moil, dissension, and lack of interest in the successful prosecution of tho war have been chiefly made in Germany. Ho quickly learns that although there has been much grumbling about the management of the war In the last year, a certain amount of Industrial unrost. and a negligible pro-peace sentiment, the great mass of Britishers is more de termined today than when the war started, to defeat Germany thoroughly. John has himself, to blame for the unfavorable opinion of him that appar ently has been growing In tho neutral world In tho last few months. "What's the matter with England, anyhow? constantly comes the query from his friends in America. Kipling says It's a "certain God-elven lack of Imagination which saves us from being over-concerned at tho effect of our appearances en others." Others call It modesty; others, stupidity. Loss of Bulgaria. Tho worst failure of tho year the loss of Bulgaria to the allied cause might have boon prevented by a broper amount of Judicious solf-advertlslng applied at the right time "where It would have done the most good. But John's dignity couldn't abide tho press-agent methods aa skillfully employed by Kaiser Wll helm. Bulgaria lrankly put herself up Tor the highest bidder and the safest guarantee. Germany having a field In the advertising line with no effective counter-measures on tho part of tho allies, the Bulgurs naturally concluded that tho central powers wero the most i.kely to be able to deliver ine goous, It pays to advertise, not only for re cruits but for possible allies. The Englishman's fondness for grumb ling, which ho simply can't curb even In war time. Is another token of his indifference to outside opinion. It Is tne mallenauio privilege ot ine unijmi soldier to carry a grouch against his officers, as It Is the right of the Brit ish civilian to denounce the govern ment. But this characteristic doesn't detract one whit from the bravery of tho one or the loynlty of the other, it would be a great mistake to regard tho recent hot debates In parliament, the outspoken and at times bitter criticisms of military miscalculations and diplo matic blunders, ns evidences of mutiny or even weariness of tho struggle. True, tho Englishman has found plenty In tho last year to which to apply his traditional prerogative. From the grumblers' point of view It has been a dismal chapter. Thf Dardanelles dis aster, 'the Galllpolt fiasco, tho failure of the Big Push on the western ftont In the spring nnd fall, tho German occu pation of Poland, tho obliteration o. Seihla and the British retreat In Meso potamia, against which tho accession of 'Italy to the allied cause and her recent brilliant operations on the Iitonzo front, the British conquest of German Southwest Africa, the putting out of business of some sixty Gcrmui submarines in the North Sea and d inccnt waters, and the, successful Uvca slon' of the "Baltic by Britlah nubme rinr. make a comparatively meagre oft-net. in tho grumblers' opinion. i Owen Much to Them. AftPr nil. Grcnt Britain really owes a good deal to the whimperers, as Pre-j mlcr Asqulth In a moment oi pun recently labeled them. If It hadn't been for tnesd whlmpercra the countryand the wur would still be managed by the old one-party cabinet. It was Oio grumblers who exposed the lack or high explosives and by persistent donuncia tron of those responsible brought about the creation of the ministry of muni tions. It is these pestiferous naggers who are to be credited with the scotch ing of the German spy system In Eng land through the wholesale internment of enemy aliens, the reduction of Ger many's hlgh-explbstvo resources by making cotton absolute contraband, and the partial reformation of the cen sorship whereby at times the veil of secrecy has been lifted from the battle front. In fact, the experience of tho last year gcnornlly has shown tho croakers to have been more useful patriots than the cloakcrs, although in some Instances their enorgles undoubtedly have given a certain amount of aid and comfort to tho enemy. On tho threshold of tho New Year Britishers are extracting considerable satisfaction from the old Napolosnl': maxim: "Wara nro won, not by the occupation of territory, but by tho smashing of armies." With the excep tion of the one In Serbia, the armies of tho allies nre Intact. On the western front Germany luu not gained a foot In tho last year; on (the eastern front Mio has acquired considerable geography, but she hasn't smashed the Russian army. Meantime she has expended 'tier lines to tho Balkans, weakening them correspondingly In west and east. Mili tary experts estimate that she hs been losing men, killed or seriously woundcl. nt tho rate of 200,000 a mouth, and they figure that even with the bojw of tho elates maturing In 191C and 1917. tho only human resources she has yet to draw upon, she will be unable to stand the strain much longer than another year. England and Russia alone. In the meantime, will be ablo to put nearly 10.ri00.o09 additional men In the field. In the matter of munitions, the allies .it )nt have the ascendancy. Thanks to the marvelous work of Unyd-Oeorge in organizing the war Industries of the country, and the effective co-operation of Japan, not "to mention the vast and steady stream of supplies from America, tho allies now nre prpred to throw tWo shflis to the enemy's one. and tho proportion is gradually Increasing, Aa for money, Germany Is manifestly approaching tho end of her tether, whereas tho resources of the British empire, the real reserves of the allies, have barely been tapped. Bo. If tho winning of this war Is to .fepend upon men, munitions and money, Great Britain and her allien feel that they have small reason to view tho outlook pessimistically. GRIP IS BLAMED FOR v SIX KIDDIES' DEATfoS Boston Believed to Be Undergoing Visitation of Influenza Epidemic. TinRTON. Dec. 30. With poisoned Christmas candy eliminated as the cu'Mo of death of six small children and the serious llness of many others. 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