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Army m fifH
of Are tfcla NM*ntaw
tranches mm! wWW ha
returning a Qmhuii »hell buret
Im than 10 ymria of Ma lioior
Ha «h not injured. •
fito Mcraluy want into tke
la a aertor, tha location of
rauat not be rrvealed, where
[American trn»|m faca tha an«my near
Jj fcjr. for half an hoar ha plodded over
j duck boardn. Tha (aermana main
| Wm! an active (Ire with heavy piece*
' tad machine gum: Novtrthtlau,
f Mr. Baker made hi* way to an ad
< Mora rap, entered a lintemng puat
: Mm) talked for aeveral minute* with
' tka eoldier on <iuty there. But tha
Mri nwont ahave waa on hia return to
haa<J<] uartara. The German hell, of |
tOfi-millimeterN, roared down and
bur»t cleat ly laaa than 60 yarda from
the automoiile containing tha aecre
tary of war and tha aborting officer*.
Tha ahell hit a romixide dugout, ilig
ginif a big crater. Mr. ttaker wi.heil
to atop and aaccrtain whether there
ware men in the dugout, hut the chaf
aur, realising the danger, opened the
throttle and made hia heat -peed until
tho danger zone wan panned.
Hard, Exciting Day.
I mi was me secretary < names! <
•nil mo.Jt exciting day in France. On
Monday ovening, ucrompnnied only by 1
• general commanding a division and
ana other officer he motored to,a point
•eeessible to the Motor selected for
kin inspection. He dined and flept
in the chateau of French friends of
the officer*. Retiring early, the secre
tary arose at 4 o'clock in the dark of
an overcast chill March day. Taking
breakfast quickly, he drove through
the misty dawn to his destination.
As the linen were approached, the
Steady roar of the guns signalled
great activity of the artillery. This
was confirmed when, on arrival it was
found that the road selected for ap
proach to the tranches was under
brisk fir*. Indeed, the firing waa so
active as to cause the general ronsid
trable apprehension for the safety of
his distinguished guest. He endeavor
ad to dissuade Mr. Baker from going
oil with the expedition, explaining the
danger. But the secretary overrode
his protest. Accordingly another route
was reluctantly selected.
Walks (Her Shell-Cratcred Region
Theparty re-entered the motor and
Was driven to the selected point as far
forward as moto-ing was safe. With
the general and the other officer, Mr.
Baker walked over the shell-cratcred
region to a communication trench. He
wore civilian clothes, covered with a
tram h coat, kahaki breeches and boots
borrowed from a colonel of about his
aizc. He also put on a shrapnel hel
The ecrctary wu< first put through
the regular gas mask drill. He car
ried hU musk slung at the prescrib
ed position when he went in. A sen
try halted the pfrty as it was enter
ing the trench and demanded a pans.
"Division commander and secretary
of war," replied thw general.
"Didn't you know that was the sec
retary ?" the sentry was asked, as
the party parsed by.
"Yes, sir; no, sir," Ftammered the
Mr. Baker displayed the keenest
cariosity in the surroundings, so
strange to him, asking explanations of
everything unfamiliar, its purpose
and use, and frequently break
ing in with interrogations as technical
matters were being explained. Sev
eral times he asked the caliber of shell
Which burst close by.
"AH, that's a machine gun!" he ex
claimed when one opened up from the
Often thi secretary stopped to
apeak to the men, asking homely ques
tionft, such as: "Well, how is it going?
or "Where are you from?"
"Fine, sir" or "Going very well, air"
was the usual reply. Once the secre
tary asked a private if much was go
"Its pretty quiet, air" came the easy
Mr. Baker's qaeations showed famil
iarity with machine gun construction
•ad technicalities which had been
and ha talked freely with the* about
their hull aud fwulUe. Om hm
mid ha Ma from Iowa, another from
Tha Mcnltri haft 119 running roaa
mant upon tha itrMifeneaa of tha eir
<-um>tancaa undar which mt n from ail
nvar America wars lighting In ill»
tant Franca. One* ha remarked:
"I hava baan from farm to factory at
home, and now I am in tha front Una."
Finally, n<.ih withstanding tha pro
»#«U of tha ofltrar Mr. Baker made hla
wny through tha nap to tha lutening
poat. Peeping ovar tha partptt Into
No man'a land, ha mi id:
"Now I am on tha front of fraa
The ecretary aaked tha In tamnff
post wntry if ha »aw lierman» of
"Nut vary often, «ir," «u tha ra
il ponaa. Than ha auk ad whether tha
A mark ana' ..hooting wa« hattar than
(hut of tha enemy and -.eemed ifrfat
ly plea «"<1 lha emphatic reply, "Yen
Mr. linker entered dugout* and in
-nertad other feature* of trenrh work"
aa far aa poaaihla, being given minia
ture demonstration* of everything ex
perienced in the American -ector.
ilia determination not to overlook
•i"«*Mnif frequently compelled to ex -
Returning to the trenrh, Mr. Raker
encountered working party, laying,
• luck boards. Me taw a hammer ly
ing in the mud, atooped over, picked
it up and handed it to a aoldiar.
"You need not do that, air," aaid tha
"Well, the mud la ao deep that I
thought it might get loat," aaid Mr.
Whit* Plain* Notes.
For several week* a War Saving*
campaign ha* been carried on in the
White Plains High School. On Feb
ruary 'JUt, a society known an the
Home Guard War Saving* society
was organized with SO charter mem
bers. A certificate haa been received
signifying that this society Uaffiliated
with the National War Saving Com
mittee, Washington, D. C. At present
the members of this society have in
vented in thrift stamps and War Sav
ings Stamps amounting to flttO.25
and Liberty Loan Bonds amounting to
$4400 making a total of 9560.2& in
vested in government certificates.
Saturday morning March 9 a num
er of patron pupils and friends came
together at the school building and
set out 50 silver leaf maples on the
school grounds, which will add to the
attractiveness of the school plant. *
It is hoped that by fall the grounds
will be ready for the .lowing of grass
Paint has been purchased for the
building and will be put on as soon as
R. A. Sullivan, Prin.
Mt. Airy R. F. D. No. 1, New*. \
The farmers are very busty in this
section preparing for the largest to
bacco crop they have ever made.
Mr. Luther Haymore has a new
boy at his house. Also Mr. R. L.
Reeves has a new girl hoarder at his
Mr. A. D. Barker made a business
trip to CrutchAeld N. C. Thursday of
last week returning Saturday.
The two little sons of Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Frances who have recently been
confined with pneumonia are improv
ing, we are glad to note.
Miss Roxie Samuel is at home from
Shelton-town where she taught school
during the past winter her school hav
ing closed a few days ago.
The young folks are all very busy
this week planning for hteir Easter
trips, next Sunday and Monday.
A Rillious Attack.
When you have a billioua attack
your liver fail* to perform it* func
tion*. You become constipated. The
food you eat ferment! in your stomach
instead of digesting. This inflame*
the stomach and causes nausea, vomit
ing and • terrible headache. Take
Chamberlain's Tablets. They will
tone up your liver, clean out your
stomach and you will soon be as well
as ever. They only cost a quarter.
Surry Snp<ri>f Court
• April T«rm, 1918
Thursday, April 2M, 191A
7. I. D. Iju>* vs. Skill* Pafluna, «t al.
10. A. A. Knight and wife, vs. G. O. !•», «*■ *L
It. R. B. "parser va. W. K. PiltirwKi, at. tl.
IS. W. K. Hadget et. al. va. C P. Hlmpsoa.
10. C. P. Cox. v*. C. V. S. Hoyden.
21. Sarah C. Sides at. al., va. Hanaar Mfg. Co.
.12. Th>xna< J. Hedgm*. va. Tint Hadgroe.
36. Corporation Commission, va. Pilot Bank A Traat Ca
42. C. M. Sheets va. W. P. Cooper.
M. Tho* W Kalian vi. Wast Hill Co.
57. H. Shafer vs. (.ayPayeUe Criaaman.
AO. J. H. Eaat va. J. H. Gwyn at. al.
Q. S. J P«fTM va, W. B. H. PafTM.
H4. C. W. Hunker va. Adelaide Hunker at. tJL
79. W. A. MrCraw vs. Lela MrCraw.
H7. J. R. Creed vs. Jaekaon Smith.
KM. S. J. Atkina vs. Wm. Wall, Guard, at. ai.
99. W. Johnson va. Mary B. Johnson.
109. W. B. Coo par va. Florence Coopor.
»«, 117, 11M, 119, 120. Hurry County Dry Prtao Co. v*.
W. H. Artkins at. al.
122. National Furniture Co., vs. W. J. Nixon.
131. W. K. Johnson va. M. L. Dockary.
144. Jacob D. Kay at. al va. W. B. William* at. ai.
146. Town at Elkin vs. W. A. Hendrix at. al.
148. A. M. Smith at. al va. J. C. Porknar at. al.
146. Mary Children* v*. Henry Coffey.
160. Robt. Culler va. I.ucy Culler.
IfiB. O. N. Swan.on v», W. T. Hunt.
172. J. H. Folger at. al. v*. 0. W. Simpson.
176. M. J. Bryant at. al. va. Noah Grace
1 HI. John A. Cox v*. Martin Anthony.
1X2. Armour Fertiliser Work* v».B. W. Mr Arthur.
199. W. T. Haynes v*. J. M. Bledsoe at. al.
222. W. T. Haynes vs. J. M. Blad*oa at. al
227 W. T. Haynea vs. W. H. Fowler.
228. W. E. Sisk vs. J. A. Fry.
234. S. S. Irvin vs. J. M. Flippin.
2Ml. Eclipsa Point Mfg. Co. vs. Job Hiatt.
247. Warren Piano Co. vs. W. R. White.
24*. W. P. Moore v*. R. A. Freeman et. al.
265. Dayton Marshall vs. F. E. Mar* hall et. al.
266. N. T. Dinkinn v». W. C. Nichols.
2rt0. A. M. Smith et. al vs. John Hatcher et. al.
264. J. W. MrCraw vs. Jeff Hawks.
277. J. M. Parker Guard vs. Highway Commission, Mount
278. W. A. Marion vs. H. T. Moore.
281. J. M. Fulton v*. ' harlie McArthur.
289. T. I.. Brim vs. J. L. Atkins.
292. Went Hill Co. vs. Mt. Airy A Eastern Railway et. al
308. A. A. Layell vs. Marvin Willey.
313. Dr. W. M. Stone vs. H. B. Willy.
320. H. H. Cockerham vs. Wm. Marsh et. al.
323. R. T. Riggs vs. C. R. Badgett.
32H. Armour Fertilizer Works vs. J. B. Tickle.
328. J. T. Monday vs. L. D. Cook.
340. Hntchena vs. Dockery.
344. Frick Co. va. J. E. Boyles.
Friday April 26th.
178. J. W. Camiidy, »dm. v*. Tha Town of Mt. Airy.
18. W. J. Nixon «t. •!. vi. C. F. Finch.
26. W. R. Doss vi. Thou. E. Snow.
H. 1 Uy vi. ft C
ft. C. Pmwn »». W. W. Haaipton, aiau
furniture Co. »». T. L. Una.
H. H Vanabl* m Wa ft. Cm and ft ■.
(lliiwu H«nn( MmMm Cft »«. J. D. 0»fky.
Bh Moon vs. W. W,
190. Powlar A Marion n. Emma Apptmon at, al.
IM. Jim. A. Martin va. Junn Atkina at. al.
Ml. JnuA. Martin vt. Chart** Rmtm.
Mfl. J no. A. Martin va. Kuffana fllmpaon at. al
to. Jim. H. Dabaun n. II. li»lyA*M.
IM. T. D. GaMtng va. L. G. Wau«h.
207. Marion * Powtar »». Kmm« Apparaon at. al.
212. I*l«dau>nl Tobacco Co. va. Joa Tillay.
214. J. M. Pulton va. B. John win.
Tlutday April 30th.
201, 0. A. Davla va. R. C. Shaw at. al.
ITS. 8. W. S*ntt at, al. va. B. T. Ptlppln E*r. at. al.
T2A. E. G. Rnbartaut »». W««tnrn Union Talarraph Co.
22*. K. H. Atklru ami tvifa va. J. W H. Whitakar at. al.
'2X1. E. ¥. In man va. J. P. Vaught at. al.
241. Slat* * Etta McGUlharn va. Bob Montgomery.
243. C. B. Stranifa va. Eikin Furnitura Co.
24». E. P. Inman v«. J. P. Vaughn h B. L. Vaughn.
Wednesday May lat.
2#3. Andy J. Key vs. Henry Simmon*.
272. Mary C. Rotoertw>n «*t a). »«. J. E. .Southern.
3W. South Atlantic Lumber Co. vs. S. W. Stanley.
21)0. Lee Bottoms vii. Ambrose Ajwrn.
29JI. A. C. Inman v». W. H. Hollingsworth.
294. A. C. Inman va. W il. Hollingsworth.
2S5. A. C. Inman vs. W. M. llollin(»w(irth
2TV7. Mnrtin Bros. vs. f'al Toild at. a).
101. Geo. T. Butrhar va. H. V. Simpson.
302. E. V. Johnson va. W. Hoy Parka.
304. .Surry County l,oan A Trust Co. va Daisy Norman.
30A. A. C. Inman va. R. S. Collins.
4<S2. Luther Hollingnworth va. George Hodge.
307. B. F. Folger A C. W. Snow vs. L. D. Cook.
j. The M!ne!-va CI' al' Co. va. W. E. Jackson.
312. Bedford Wall et. al. va. Jno. W. Stanley at. al. -
321. J. H. Kulk vs. 3. W. Atkins.
Thuraday May 2nd.
330. O. A. I)avin va. Rolit. Sluydon.
333. P. G. Martin vs. Gen. S. Nichols et. al.
334. Globe Realty A Auction Co. vs. W. R. Welborn et. al
33«. 0. A. Doaa va. W. D. Taylor A H. E. Taylor.
338. F. L. Smith Hdw. Co., vs. F. B. Douglas.
339. Herbert Spencer Co. vs. C. W. Hodge.
.141. Luther Nichol* vs. Joe Reavi*.
343. S. W. Garner vs. J. C. Snow.
345. F. L. Smith Hdw. Co. vs. Joe Philips.
352. A. P. DeHart vs. David Earl.
353. W. H. Anderson admr. vs. T. L. Brim.
S2t. E. C. Bivens, trustee vs. A. D. Wagoner.
526. P. L. Hawks va. P. S. Rothrock.
Friday May 3rd.
356. E. K. Hall va. A. H. Danly.
MU. W. C. Douglas va. H. R. Key.
378. Dr. C. A. Baird va. Jake Jackson.
S79. W. M. Atkins vs. T. L. Brim.
8. H. Simmons va. H. M. Dunbar.
Baltimore Bargain House vs. Geo. S. Nichols.
llnl I Imm GUra'a Ml ku« tw
m*r. The itorHiil majenty hi favor
of a higher prtaa la taken to mdicata
a general belief and conviction that
ufter all, the maia ijueetiun la una, net
of prirr to be paid hut of inniriag Um
maximum pronation. Tha aponeera
of tha maaeuio hava na doubt that
tha higher prira guaranteed under tha
Gore liill will materially affect tha
planted acreate thia pring.
Tha testimony adduced before tha
Committee on Agriculture indicated
'.hat farmers all ovar tn« country wara
dkaatiafled with tha price (Ixad undar
tha Preaident'* proclamation n being
inadequate in view of th« greatar coat
«f fanning implements and tha drmia
on farm labor liy inJuatriea "paying a
much higher . cala of writ**.
Many nenntorn, who were of tha
opinion tliut the farmer* were amply
protected tmder the eiir.ting guaran
teed pr-re, ..fed for tha bill ximply
on the ground that it promiaea in
And Invigorate* Old Paopla
Any doctor will tell jcm that tb«
Ingredienta of Vlnol aa printed below
contain ilcmtntt noodod to
prove tfaa health of delicate childreo
and restore atrength to old people.
Thoee who have puny, ailing
run-down children or aged par*
mar prove thia at our cxpenaa.
Beeidea the good it doe* children
and the aged there ia nothing like
Viaol to raatora atrength and^vitality
Tit it. Ur«
taUl we wtQ
Mm— and your protection.
Hone of poopla have baas com
I. W. WEST DRUG CO.
True to tvDe
YY/E invite your attention
** to the intelligent man
ner in which we have an
ticipated your particular
Too often, "New Slyle" is made '.he cxcuse
for fitting a man in scn:~ ultra-fashion,
who would be more properly attired in a
suit of conservative cut.
In selecting items to appear in our spring display, we
have divided men into types, and the zealousness of
no salesman in our employ will
subject you to the danger 01
having forced upon you a style,
which while strictly "This
Season's" is not true to your
TJie designer of
MAD I ST mora * »»OTH*«». Inc.. BALTtMO*!. wn.
nas the faculty of applying to
the most conservative style —1 ^
the ear-marks of current fash
ion—the result is that in addition to smart models for young men, we are showing equally smart
models for conservative men, for stout men and for those of in-between proportions.
We are ready—will you call to-day?
J. W. PRATHER CLOTHING COMPANY