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Mount Airy News.
J. B. JOMOMON * SON.
tILBHCKIPTION BATH I
Ok r«f t Ili(
M* miiki, 71
CASH IN ADVANCE.
THAT CARD LAST WEEK.
It maybe ti nt a few people in thu
county -hould know thai, without
intending it, they placed themaelvaa in
• vary i>ml>arraaaing poaition la«t
weak whan tliay cava raaaoiu for nxt
pl«tink' for war waving -lamp*. One
man that wa have heard nf refuted to
pledge anything ami gave no reaaon
only to aak what tW" government ia
doing with all the mini ay it ia col
lecting. Now that »tand» u« « rarnxt
on the card that contain* hia i»M(
Juat what will lie dona with it we dft
not know. The an»wur ha made
would lie all right in time* of peace,
and it may be now, but again, it may
later nmbarraaa him to l>e placed in
po*ition to have »o answer for a
charge of dialoyalty, when may lie, he
did not intend to tie dialoyal.
New there in plenty of time, and
right now is a good time, for thoM
persons who failed to give good and
■uffii'ient reason for not pledging, to
get bu*y and change that record.
Get thu into your head: Bill Some
body who liven on a good farm up in
South Fork and own* a good farm,
well stocked and money in the bank
and mortgages on hi* neighbors ia
not going to sit idle and keep his
money and let other people finance
this war. There will be some way
found to reach him, count 011 that.
These many fathers who have son*
in France—and there are plenty of
them now-right here in Surry, these
fathers are taking this war mighty
seriously, and they should, and they
are going to have mighty little sym
pathy with the fellow who is not in
some way doing his duty.
The man comes pretty near playing
the part of a simpleton who allows
himself now to lie placed in the list of
■lacker* all because of a fcv dollar*.
TTie young men are going to the
camps as they ure called, and the men
back here at home who own land and
homes and have allowed themselves to
be placed on the card* as refusing
to pny anything Tn the drive Mst
week, should get busy and see that
tho-e cards an not embarrassing to
them. Every man who owns a home
in thiu county, .even if he i* in debt,
is supposed to buy some saving
stamps. As an act of loyalty, if
nothing more, every citizen should
buy, and certainly ev*ry citizen should
avoid being embarrassed by giving
reasons for not buying that are not
And so if your bard is such as to
plarc you in the slacker list uuh ad
vice i* to get busy and have it chang
ed to show otherwise.
The esteemed Times-Leader last
week delivered a column about the
way Democrats have acted down' in
the Third District. The words thief,
rascal, steel and other epithets ap
plied to democrats in general by the
editor of the Times-Leader remind us
of the story told about Sam Jones.
A fellow went up to Mr. Jones on
one occasion and delivered himself
of some opinions to the effect that he
had lost confidence in everybody. He
had no «ood opinion of any man. Af
ter hearing the fellow through, Mr.
Jones remarked, "All ! have to uy is,
the neighbors had better watch you."
It may not be generally known that
the law sets apart a day on which
__ jwrsons can have a hearing
whoaa lands are aaaessad too high, or
their property of any kind. The day
is the ««co i I Monday in July and
the county commissioners will be In
session that day at Dobson to hoar
Value of Property Increaied.
^he recent listing of poperty shows
nn increase in Mount Airy township,
©u tide the town, to be 1360,000.00.
It has not yet been estimated how
much the increase is inside the town,
but tt is a much larger sum than was
listed a year ago
MFUflBO TO PLSOGC.
UN feUewia. letter mt mt Iku
waafc by Mr. A. V. Weet, Ca—ty
Chains**. eaptauw Itoatf uW *mu4
be of apaatei iatore»t to iImm pupil
wlie mIi n* plarijaa far Wmi tmt
laga HUapa laat weak.
Tha following Wire Juat i.. eivad
fnw.i Stole Di'actor Krtea, via:
"Hunaat you appoint immediately
• penal Coauafttoea .o taa b« July
math all abla c.tfietia rafualng to
pl»l«e or pi.. rn>« too littla to give
them ai.other rhane* U- pledge ade
quate!/ before flnal rap >rt nn lham
made. (Sitped) KRIIES, Director.
Wa Kava r.o word to add to tha
above. otktr than to Inaiat thai you
make it a puiri immediately to aaa
or Mrlact j »pacial Committee to aaa
each ritiaen in your towuahip who
haa not dona hia or hat duty la tha
purchaaa at Win- Saving xlampa or
otho- ?ov_, .:n.ert aaruru •>.
It la vary ii-iportnnt that thia ba
■lu.ia imnuMl ai*<y and bafora your
cjrda lava b.w »eparafe I or raport
la made aho-vir g thoie who hava ra
fuaed to pledge or pledged inadequata
Hear in mil d that wa cannot make
Hil divtaion. In fact tVa duty haa
w7PS«^m-.ptacol on ua. Tha townahip
< hn i man ai. hia workarr. know tlieir
ri.iaena bat:j- than wa can poanibly
know lham. and ara therefore in bat
tor poaitton than any othar person can
p<*ei>ily ba to maka thia division.
We know of no law to force any one
buy War Savmga Stamp*. But it i«
cloar that oi'r Government (a deter
mina»' to draw tha Una and placa on
•ma rule t!ioae who ara true and and
loyal and dolr» t'.eir duty to tha limit,
wncraaa on the other thoaj who refuae
to do ao will ba placed. •
Ou- Government and the entire cit
ixenahip of every county in the
United State* shall know who la loy
al and true in the uae oi hia or her
money. And why not?
Our boyi have answered and will
continue to anawer the call of our
Government and go to the front where
they will die if neceaaarv for the spe
ciul benefit of thoae of ua who are
permitted to remain at home.
We are glad to he able to ray that
a great majority of the citizena of
Surry ure a* true and loyal an any
people on earth. But thoae who are
not fV-all he known.
W. want every Townahip Chairman
and Vice Chairman mec' u* in the
lobby of the Poat Office in Mount Airy
at 4 o'clock Thursday July 4th. Don t
A. V. WEST. County Chm.
J. B. SPARGER. V. Chra.
J. H. CARTER, Sec.
Asked For Higher
The stuck'.olilers of the local Tele
phone system last spring nuked for
a higher rate for services. They are
lioinK business under a charter issued
to t hem by the Town, and a provis
ion in the charter Axes the rate* to be
The town commissioners fixed a
date for a (leering on the mutter, but
before the hearing the request for
higher rates was withdrawn, and th(
m.r..er was supposed to be at an er.d
for the presert at least.
This week the Mayor received a
notice from the Clerk of the Coi'pora
tion Commi.sion at Raleigh that the
Mount Airy Telephone Company hrs
asked the Commission to increase the
rates here to t'1.00 for business houses
and $2.00 for residences. The 10th
of July is the date fixed for the hear
ing and the attorney for the Town and
the Mayor will go to Raleigh and ask
that theTelcphone Comptny show ila
books and disclose all facts that the
Coipuration Commission may be able
to reach an equitable adjustment of
the rates to lie charged.
Notice to Teacher*.
I will hold a public examination at
Dubson on Tuesday, July 9th, 1918,
beginning at 10 olTock A. M. All
first grades will be renewed by taking
a satisfactory examination on Kendall
& Miruk's "How to Teach the Fun
damental Subjects" and Leiper's
"Language Work in Elementary
I hope all who expect to teach this
year will take this eximination.
J. H. Allen Co. Supt.
With the Colon.
The following letter is from Mr.
Ernest Jones to his mother, Mrs. M.
A. Jones who lives in Mount Airy.
Somewhere in France.
Have been looking for a letter this
week, guess it is on the road some
Well we are way back in France,
somewhere in rear of the front line*.
, 1 saw an air fight today a few miles
1 away, some sight, believe me. Have
ypu heard from Albert laterly. Say,
did Luther join the NavyL he was
talking about it. You would hardly
know me now, I am tanned up good
aad brown and never felt better in
Havent much to tell you this time,
m write me as often as you ran and
tell the sisters to write me alao, and
1 will write as often to yoo all as
1 tan. Love to all of you. ERNEST.
Jm Hmwmmm *• TnmkU.
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ekty or « th. Wl»M«i —^ W*"
Jo.\. * tnH*U. 11 — —^
«.V of hu oM toWt a# >»<"«« "•
irf. rw iU tlu yaw* «< hU Uf*
jo. Hay»or. hu baan a man o<
and k« al—ya ^ • lukk>'1 °' "T*
funny thine that w.r. ofUa rldkl.
luu.. but *MV* i«und* u b. pU~
ant. WbiU hu joto w.r.
rough • «l coar~ hi. frunda
under »tood him, for ha l» man of kt'~
h^rt .ml numbtn hU frtond. by th.
Jo. to «*» m*ny unr P
manury thin*. about th.country .inc.
,t went to w.r u to b. th. .harg.
^taH him. No on. paid -uch £
i«ntion to hi. wild »y'»« »buut
Pra.tdant and th. war until w. actual
,y got into w.r, but .van *•" Jo.
kept «ying thing. that w.r. a
right, may b., aom. V" »"V"
wrung now. In th. courn of urn.
p^ple got to noticing that hu joto
«unO«i v.ry much Ilk. tm->.
.ft.r a tim. • -rv,c' m'n
found hi. way to Jo.1, horn, n.ar
Pilot Mountain. H. r.p»rt.d mmm
w..ks ago that Jo. had gon. far
enough to ell a halt, and «• th.
Diatrict Attorney w.nt and drew up
th. propr papr. and ptacd th.m in
th. hand, of a Marshall. U.t w~k
th. papr. w.r. aarvad and Mr H.y
mor. wa. brought h.re b-for. Unit
•d "tatoa Commuaioner S. G. Pac..
H. wa. not raady for trial and wa.
allowed to giv. bond for a futur.
hiring. A numbr of th. tot citi
r.us of hi. town were here a. wit
n.a«a. for th. government .gamut
One of the charge- a.p.in.t him may
I throW noma light on the nature of the
ra.e. He i. «id to have plowed up hu
wheat a. a way of showing hu con
tempt for Mm war. At the time h.
plowed under the wheat he i. said to
have mad. remark, about the wheat
that, if taken seriously, would be dU
loyal and ponsibly treason. They say
that the truth ia that he plowed un
I d.r the wheat l-caa.se there wa, so
poor a stand on a small plot of ground
1 a. to make it appear to b. good bum
I mm to plow th. land and plant it in
' something el ». but hi, dUpo.ition to
I have hi. joke alway. and about .v
I erything .a* ed him to make th. r.
maik. he did about the wh«at.
Now if a court can b. made to
think that Mr. Ha,mor. ha. »uch a
habit of joking « to plac. thU con
struction on hi. war talk he to claar
sailing, otherwise h. appear, to b. in
a way to Mriou. embarra»»mant.
Germans Find American
A Hard Lot to Deal With.
With the American Force* in Alsa
ce, Saturday, June 29.—American
troops on the Alsatian front are
learning what might be called the spe
cialities of inactive days while await
ing work of a wider scope. The Ger
mans have found the overseas men
facing them at so many places that
they are pushing out patrols some
what nervously here an there with the
object of trying to fix the exact limits
of the American sectors.
The Germans have not a monopoly
on these expeditions. The Americans
also are out every night studying the
difficult lay of. No Man's land in the
mountainous region. Clashes na
turally are frequent, and the Germans
are finding that the Americans are
not as easy to deal with as they would
wish, even when outnumbered.
Sergt. Dewey F. Slocum and Corp.
John G. Phillips, botn of Grand Ra
pids, Mich., at d Private Newton, Bell
of Muses Millf, Ky., were cut off from
the rest of their pfatoon in one of
these little fights at an advance in
the advanced post and refused to stir
render. They could not run, but they
showed that they could shoot. Pri
vate Bell accounted for four of the
enemy and the other Americans did
nearly as well.
Hie' Germans then signaled for help
and their artillery laid down • bar
rage to hold the Americans until the
Germans could reinforce their patrol,
but the patrol was driven away before
help came and the Americans crawled
hack through a curtain of fire and r*>
joined their platoon.
A daughter was bom to Mr. snd
Mr*. John Banner at Martin hospital
ROBBED THE BUS.
A Surry CititM to Trow tola mmd
tha Road toe Trtwlid to g*t
The u' i >uying that it waa a draw
that broke the camela hack mi|kt And
application in the atory that foilowa,
for tt waa tha robbing of a atand at
beee that provad to ba tha laat itraw
to tha tittia community back up on
tha head watora of Mitchal'e rivar,
in thia county.
Ilia a lory goee that una W. T. Bau-1
guaa la now iwtltorinf in an iron cage i
ovar at tha llttla town of Dobaon, and
tha char if• againat him ia blockading.
Thay tail how Mr. Bauguaa Maw in
from aomewhara—no ona aaama Jn
know or to care aa for that, and quiet
ly aat up a atUl in tha ruged moun
taina of tha Blua Ridia back up on tha
haad watora of tha rivar. Tha aup
poaitiun ia tbat ha mna from over In
Wilkaa—not meaning to reflect on
Wilkaa for wa hava Vm down hara
too. Ha ta i uppoaa<l to hava had
along with him aiuoctated in tha bunl
naaa tha wall known Krank Brook*
who ia badly war.tod hy tha Federal
Court, charged with reaiating officer*
noma yaara ago, and wall known aa a
ilangaroua and long tima hlorkader.
And ao thane two jfentlemen were
in buainaaa operating their diatillery,
and they aay it waa a good one and of
xufllcient caprcity to turn out liquor
in paying quantitiea.
The day* went by and in the course
of weeki the neighbor* got to minn
ing milk and butter from their spring
houres and chicken* from the hen
roosts. .Suspicion pointed to the camp
l>ack up in the mountains, for it wax
well known that the boy* were keep
ing bachelor., hall under a rough shed.
It was bad enough to lose the but
ter milk and the sweet milk too, a>ld
the big cake of hard but'.er, but the
limit was ranched when the guilty
parties—whoever they were, began
to rob bees in the neighborhood. Then
tho neighbors called a halt and looked
up the shot guns. It was carrying
the thing u bit too far to go to rob
bing the bee .stands. Officer* here at
Mount Airy were notified and a raid
was made last weak by the Sheriff
and other persons and Bauguss waa
found there at the place of business
cooking a meal or making preparation
to cook it. Prank Brooks is supposed
to have made hi.< escape, for a man
ra.'i away a:-d < taped into the moun
tains. The -tilling outfit was cap
tured and tie liter rea'iy to still al
lowed to run down the mountain "'tie.
Mr. Buuguss will now stay with
the jailer over at Dobson until next
October to :.w»it his hearing at the
next criminrl term of our county
I Court, at v.+.ich term he will have
ample opportunity to show that he
i is in no way connected either with
the distillery or the robbing of the
spring houses or the bee stands.
This uilment is usually caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. Ali that
is needed is absolute rest and a few
applications of Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Try it.
Are Here Told the Best Remedy
for Their Troubles. >r
Freemont, O.—'l 1 waa pusiaff through the critical
period of life, being forty-»i* year* of age and had all
Ike symptoms incident to that change — beat flashes, /
nervousness, and was in a general rundown condition,£
ao it waa hard for me to do my work. Lydia E. Pink-\
ham's Vegetable Compound waa recommended to ma aa
the beat remedy for my trouble*, which it surely proved
to be. I feel better and stronger In every way since
taking It, and the annoying symptoms have disap
pear*!"—Mrs. H, Oooou, HJ Napoleon St., Fremont,
North Raven, Conn.—"Lydla E. Plnkham's Vegeta- .
ble Compound restored my health after everrthliur else
had tailed when paaaing through change of Ufe. There
la nothing like It to overooate the trying symptoms."
—Mn Flohucb ls»i is. Boa 197, North Haven. Conn
In Such Cases
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
lias tk* qrtatMt record for tk» fftctxt good]
orwA rmmHAW wcxcmc CO. imw.mw.,
EVENTS IN RUSSIA AM
Or AMOftMNC INTEREST
C—.i.rt— ia irowkf m Wuh
kmgtmm TW rfcwiM Am
Wukiiftui Jaiy I—Not only in tha
far north of Ritaaia but ta .Siberia and
in tha Ukrauia the tvcnu of Um past
few days are of abaorbing intaraet ta
the official* la WaikiniUM including
tha diplomatic body, and till con
vention la growing that they foraboda
great and important rhmngea la the
political a* wall aa tha military >ta
taa of tha who la of Kuaaia.
Though without lata di-ect adviree
ofllriala generally accepted the praaa
report! aa conveying in rough outline
■OKI! idea of the rapid da> elopment
among the Ruaaian paopla of a utrong
daaira to reorganixe (hair country on
a Kound constitutional basin and to
throw olT the (lerman Influences.
The movamant in tha Ukraine undar
General AlexiefT haa taken the nhapa
of prsctiral revolt against tha dicta
tor-hip rraatad by the nermann. The
voluntaar army ia understood to ha in
tended primarily to mint further in
vanion and exploitation by the Teu
tona, but alao la likely to h« uaed to
overthrow the government of the new
state. Ait auch a movement, to 7be
■ucceuful, probably would require as
sistance from outaide, the outcome
may he a renewal of the old political
imnda between the Ukraine and old
The manisfesto, through which
Grand Duke Michael ha* addressed
himself to the RuMian people, leaves
in some doubt his ultimate designs.
The fact that he bases his opposition
to the Bolaheviki on their disregard of
the constitutional rights of constituent
assembly, however, encourages the of
ficials in hope that this is not such
1 a reactionary movement as would in
! volve the restoration of an absolute
monarchy but rather aims at the erec
tion either of a republic, or of a
limited monarchy with a governing
cabinet responsible to the parliament.
| The situation in Siberia is more
puzzling. It ia assumed that the Bo
, labaviki control in Vladivostok has
been still farther reduced by the ar
j rival in the port and vicinity of thous
ands of the Czecho-Slovak contingent*
from Russia proper. In well inform
ed quarters it still is said that there
has l>«eo no change in the internation
al situation, and that Japan continues
quietly awaiting some sign of an un
animous request from her allies and
particularly from America, to take
such military measures as her gen-'
eral staff has planned to remove the
German menace in that quarter.
Meanwhile the agitation for joint
military intervention in Siberia ap
pears to center in Paris When Alexan
der Kerensky former fcu- "iar. dictator '
arrived Saturday and where it ia re
garded at a significant fact that the
socialist*, who have been regarded as
not entirely unfrindly to the existing
government of Russia, have begun to
toy rate* u> • tehmlw by the ae
-t*lM party ikM c*it«ta »
•taliolo r«pr4 intorvonUea to Rat»
>ia aa mnnTtly c«wur-i mlilti
»ry. The deputy llmily >Mad thia.
D^Ugr Outrey at Indo-Oiuia M
plilnad the raaaan for inlorvaaUoa.
He declared that not only did the Jb
|mn<M« cabin*'. favor it but that pvblir
.pinion in Japan approved at inter
vention aa a political ao wail aa econo
mic necaeaaity. Ha believed tho Rua
■lan poopio a loo to bo favored and eon
-I tided that intervention wai tho only
maana by which tho rlomonta of or
ier and patriotiam in Ruaaia could
ronatitute thomaolvoa and tho mom
int aoomod to have come to act quickly
Heat and cold cause the wood
in buildings to expand and con
tract. Paint that ia not elastic
cracks and scales, allowing the
weather to reach the wood fi
bre* it is supposed to protect.
Paint expands and contracts
with the surface it covers —
when it is made of
mixed with pure linseed oiL
Such paint is ilsstifs^nd ex
pands and emmaett with the
wood. It will not crack and
sea! 9 when subjected to the
most trying weather changes.
Our stock of paint and paint ma
terials is large. We recommend
Dutch Boy white-lead be
cause it is used and endorsee,
by people who know paint.
We can serve you as satisfac
torily as we are serving your
W. E. Merritt Co.