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Tha baat oonaa and tha bast
WANTED—CImm Milling earn, prici
$2.10 par bo. GraniU City Mill..
Wa are back to fi raanabop*'* c ream
the htghant parity la Nafcdi Carolina.
J. R. Pattarnon wlakaa to rail your
attention to tha fart that ha wanta
your hlarkbarriee) and will pay raah
for thorn. Mae hit add In thU pa par.
I winh employment to do l>o«k keep
ing, auditing or any. rlariral work, for
full tiaia or foi^etrtain houri. T. B.
Crt'ariro, Mount Airy,
Freeh ahipmeat at Huyler'* at
WANTED- Position as *teno(rrapher
or work to do by th« hour. Phone
•2. Address Ifi.1 f'harry street.
SEED PEAS for We have about
60 bushels firlit claaa »ee«i pea* for
aale. $3.20 par bushel. Will »oon ba
gnnc flat your* qpick. The West
J. R. Patterson wishes to call your
attention to tha fact that he want*
jour blackbrrrie*, ant] will pay canh
for them. See hii^add in this paper.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF CO
To Whom it may Concern:
Notice in hereby ifiven to the pub
lic, that the eo-partnership composted
of J. E. Stone, J. C. Doclson, and Joe
Flippin, doinp; a millir.ff business on
Tom* Creek in Pilot Township, Surry
County, under the firm names of J. E.
Stone and Co., and Piedmont Ruller
Mills, has bean dissolved, and the aid
parties have sold said mill to C. M.
Thia July 1st, 1918.
J. E. STONE,
J. C. DODSON.
I .a air Shoulder.
Thia ailment is usually caused by
rhaumatism of the muscles. Ali that
la needed ia absolute rest and a few
applications of Chamberlain'* Lini
ment. Try it.
r to HUs
ooe from Mrv Z.V. Spell,
OlHayae, N.C. "leould
M( M oa my toet, and
|wl suffered terribly,"
*e Bjrt "As my mi
taring was so pot, aad
he bad tried other reme
dies, Dr. had ■
fetCardul. . , I bepi
Improving, sad H cured
me. I know, sad my
doctor knows, what Car
did did lor me, tor my
serves sad health wen
The Woman's Tonic
She write* further*
tin in splendid health ...
can do my work. I feel I
owe it to Cardui, for I waa
in dreadful , condition."
II you are nervous, run
down and weak, or tuffer
Irom headache, backache,
etc., every month, try
Cardui. Thousand! of
wotnea praise this medi
cine for the good It baa
done them, and maay
physician! who have used
Cardui successfully with
their women patients, tor
years, endorse this medi
cine. Think what it Beans
to be la splendid health,
Bke Mrs. Span. Ohrt
Cardui a trial.
ritorniouNC on a
Wuklnitaa, J una 2».— ProllMrin|
on • tw»m!mu acale In practically
all the baaic commodltiaa at Ufa wm
reported to tha aanata Uviay by tha
federal trade commtaaion aa tha raault
of an axhauativa luvuatlgation.
"Inordinate greed and barefacad
fraud," aa watt aa "war praaaura for
heavy production," tha commiaalon ra
portad aa tha causae.
Keapprmsemems or properties war*
mull by (tmI concerns, when it ba
rima aviilant that tha (ovarnmant
wm aliout to flx priraa on a basis of
ratum ami Investment tha raport nay*
and salaries. nllowances an<t expenses
wara in many instances padded to'
show increase cuata of cimdurting bua
Tha outstanding feature of ita In
vestigation, tha commission reportad,
wm the evider.ce of a tendency to in
crease and maintain price* against
the force* of competition.
Meat and Flour Lead.
Of all the big porflts disclosed by
the investigation, the report says tha
profits of the meat packers and thoaa
allied with Litem, and by tha flour
millers, stand foremost, despite the
fixing of pricaa by the government.
Manipulations of the market, by the
five great meat packer*—Armour,
Swift, Morris, Wilson and Cudahy—
the commission assarts, "embrace
every device that is useful to them
without regard to law."
The report charges that the Ave
concerns have mono^litic control of
the meat industry "and are reaching
for like domination in other producta."
During 1K15, 19UJ and 1S17, the re
port says, these companies "pocketed"
"The experience with steel, flour
and coal," sayu the report, referring
to priced fixing, "shows that a high
stimulating fixed price, while stabilis
ing an ascending market, produces an
economic situation which is fraught
with hardship to the consuming pub
lic and with untimatw peril to the high
cost companies through increasing
power of their low cost competitors."
Hint* at Paddiag.
When the government ha* fixed
price* on the basis of fair return on
net investment, the report hints at
padded depreciations, increased salar
ies of officials new construction charg
ed off as repairs, fictitious value n
raw materials and manipulated inven
In the steel industry, the report
says, proAts increased from 4.7 per
cent in 1912 to more than 24 per cent
in 1917. One of the smaller mills
showed a profit of more than 300 per
In the meat industry the report
says, Morris tk Co. realized more than
263 per ccnt on three millions of
capital stock outstanding, and during
1916 Armour & Co., raised their capi
tal stock from $20,000,000 to $100,
000,000, "without receiving a dollar
more in cash."
Independent packers, meanwhile in
1914, 1915 and 1916 earned a higher
rate of profit than the large concerns.
In the leather industry, the profits
of one concern jumped from $644,000
in 1914 to $3,576,000 in 19197. The
shoe busine ■ meanwhile showed large
profits, and the revort says "it ap
pears that the retarter has profited
more in proportion than the whole
To show the manner in which, it is
charged, big concerns reappraised
their assets when government price
fixing appeared imminent, the com
mission included in its report a copy
| of a letter in which it was proposed
! by f!wift A Co., to reappraise six tan
( ning companies in which it owns 50
: per cant.
"I approve if done quietly and
promptly," was the memorandum Ed
i ward F. Fmith placed upon the recom
In the flour industry the report says
the miller* for 1917 will show a proftt
I of 52 cent* a barrel, or nearly SO
per rant on their investment. On* mill
I show* a profit of 92 a barrel. T>«*piU
. the fact that the food administration
•ucceadad in radocinf profit* th#y
■tin wot* fl>i aa hick la ltlT m la
IV report covars Bingr principal
M U Mdl.
Than aanata directed tha
■ion ta mak* th* inv*«tigation and
■ •port it so It could eonaldar lauda
tion ta reach tha prnctlcoa diacloaed.
Thirtom Ash* County
Raleigh July 4th.—Thirtaan daaar
tara hava now aurrend*r*d themaelvea
in Aahe rounty mora ara expected
and from many eountie* in tha atat*
tha govarnor'i ofllt* ami tha adjutant
general ara being aa*ail*d by lattar,
telephone and telegraph to know if
Governor Rirkett'n policy of leniency
will hold good for the whole atata.
The anawer hat: haen given in the af
'ftrmative and aa to reault deatertera
have either com* in ar have given as
surance that they will in Montgomery,
John "ton, Tranaylvania, Guilford,
Wake end Wilkea.
Adjutant General Young i( receiv
ing with unfeigned pleaaure the re
turna from the ronriliatory effort* in
Ashe rounty which began with hia
viait and were haatened with the gov
"It ia eaay to nee," he aaid "that
the handling of the situation in Aahe
rounty haa gone out over the atate
and ia working an almost unexpect
edly fine effort wherever there are
Rut thia much ia certain: if the de
aerten ii N.rth Carolina do not come
in they will he brought in. The days
of grnre have been given hut they will
hnve an end. Tha Provoat Marshal
General haa already railed upon the
atate authorities to make the atate
rlean and no paina will he apared to
The rlearing up of the situation in
Aahe, from t!-o telegram whirh Adju
tant General Young deceived from Mr.
H. C. Tucker in Went Jefferson, is
well under way. By the wording of
the message it ia believed that the
deaertera refe.ned to include alao tha
eight who had heretofore come in.
While the Aahe county exemption
boaid placed the number of deserter*
at forty, including fourteen who had
run away from camp, it ia not now
believed that forty men ar* in hiding
in the mountaina. If 12 mor* come
up, it ia estimated that the hills will
be practically cleared.
French Village* Look
Like American Town*.
With the American fore** in Franc*
July 4.—French villages where there
are Americans presented a truly
American appearance today, French
soldiers and civilians joining the
Americans in celebrating the Fourth
and making it the holiday of both na
tions. Civil and military buildings an.J
business places and private residences
were decorated with American and
French flags and the colors of the
other allies. Children in the streets
waved small flags in honor of the
Americans, many of the boys and
girls throwing wild flowers at passing
American automobiles and ' motor
trucks. Hundreds of French auto
mobiles moving back and forth at the
front were adorned nrith Amtrican
and French flags.
Many villages were enlivened by
athletic games participated in by
American soldiers, while impressive
ceremonies were held at sotr.e of the
Old women and cr.Udrwi living in
the vicinity of American cemeteries
fairly smothered the graves of Amer
ica's heroic dead with fresh (lowers.
One of the most impressive sights
along the country -nads was that of
children parading and hurrahing w ith
American, French, British and Italian
flafrs. French and Ameriran hospi
tals also were decorated and occasion
al ambulances bearing a few wounded
were cheered ilong the roadways,
girls throwing kisses and wild flowers.
Athletic contests between many of
the American regiments developed the
keenest competition. Officer* contri
buting the priiei and there wer* races
boxing and baseball.
The Germans also knew it was
America'* great day from the artil
lery, machine gun and rifle firing,
which was increased on the Ameri
PLANS MADE TO TRAIN
THE DISABLED SOLDIERS
FwUrml Mmmrd far Vaaart—I
l<hw.ltw Ma ha. its Am
Washington, July 4 The JiaabUd
wldlw who ntlimi from Franc* with
a lag, arm or ay* mixing, or who la
•■Uiamriaa >o ripplad that ha cannot
go back to tha vocation ha foilowad
bafora ha want away to war la to ba
trained for n«w dutiea by tha Unitad
Slate*. Plana for thia training, at
tha expane* of tha federal govammant
wara announced Kara tonight by the
federal board of vocational education.
Undar tba Smith-Sear* bill, which
racantly waa eigned by tha Praaidant,
tha federal adoration board will euper
viaa tha vocational rehabilitation of
our diaalded aoldlara. Practically all
raraara will ba opan to tha dlaablad
man. Tha govammant will do every
thing poaaihle to e<|uip the wounded
aoldiar to r»-*ntar rivil Ufa and make
Plan* for the vocational rehabilita
tion of these unfortunate hut heroic
soldier* are announced an follow* by
the federal board:
"The United State* like the other
nation* in the war, ha* decided to re
educate or vocationally rehabilitate
ita disabled soldiers and aailor* who
by reason of service are unable to
rr*ume their former occupation*.
"Thi* activity divide* into two pe
riod*: getting the men well, and get
ting them back into civil life and em
ployment. Thi* latter ia the especial
tank of thia board and re-education
to lit the men for some job or profes
sion; the object toward which tile edu
cation will be directed to be deter
mined at the earlie*t possible moment
while the men are still in the hospi
"The men who pass through the
hospitals may be placed in two clas
sea—those who pass out without earn
ing capacity unimpaired, and those
who require re-education to make up
the deficiency caused by their perma
nent incapacity through injuries re
ceived in service. It Is with thia se
cond class that the Federal Board for
Vocational Education is concerned,
the duty of re-educating them and
placing them hack in civil life having
been expressly and exclusively con-'
tided to this board by act of Congress
approved June 27.
"The three duties laid upon the
board by law, relative to the disabled
"1. Advisement, to ascertain what'
the man may want to train for, and to
IQiide him into that vacation best suit
ed to hm capabilities and which offers
most substantial expectations of stea
dy and remunerative employment.
"2. Training, by which after his
aim is fixed and decided, he is made
efficient in that trade or profession,,
"3. Placement, which .graduate*
him out of the student and into the
wage-earning or self-sustaining class;
the latter made possible by the re-ed
ucation he has received.
"The advisement may begin in the
hospital in closest harmony with the
surgeon-general's office, and at the
earliest possible moment, so that what
ever exercises or occupations given
the putients for their therapeutic or
curative value, may when possible be
a process in the scheme of re-educa
tion, and have a double and practical
purpose aside from their well recog
nized place as restorative media.
"All careers are open to the dis
abled men. They are not confined to
a choice of manual trades. They will
be given that training which, their ca
pabilities considered, offers the great
est opportunity for civilian usefulness
personal happiness and content, and
well patd reward.
"Congress had mandatorially set
up and defined clearly these duties of
training and placement after dis
charge from service of all disabled
meml>ers of the military and naval
forces of the United State*. These
tasks are absolutely those of the fed
eral hoard for vocational education.
They cannot be delegated nor sub-let,
and as the federal board is held strict
ly accountable and responsible for the
proper performance of this duty, it
will Mcaaaarily be compelled to^Jiave
full control of all processes leaditt to
the end of re-education and voeatmftl
rahabilKatlaa far tto iwhliil mm.
"Coagroaa hu fivan til* fadaral
bawd Um fullaat auUkurily Tha baaed
may raaognna and utllua iiuUtulioita
alraarty ui axiatanca, or eraala naw ia
■titutUMU for tboro-adueaUoa. or pro
"It ia, ttiaraforo, imporativo for Um
fadaral board to aaauma lha dirartion
and laadorahip of thaaa co-oparating
iffmriaa in tkia particular work, all
of arhirh mull ba carefully provon
worth and uaofulnoaa to ba utiliiad."
LARGE NUMBER OF
NEW SHIPS LAUNCHED.
Nearly 100 VmmU Slid* Down
th« Way* Today in Yards
Thruout U. S.
Washinton, July 4.—America's mer
chant fleet, jrnwn to 1O,OM,M0 tens
by the construction uf now ship* to
the ami of Juna .10, wan augmented
today by tha launching of nearly 100
Tha feat of the loyal army of work
men whirh maile the launching pos
sible received due recognition from
the highest officials directing the war
activitiea of tlie nation.
"We are all comrades in a great
cause," declared President Wilson in
a message made public last night and
read today as part of the launching
ceremonial in seventy-six yards. From
General Pershing came the thanks of
the American Aghting men in Europe
for the support of Which the launch
ing* are substantial evidence.
"With such backing we cannot fail
to win," asserted the commander of
the United States army in France.
Chairman Hurley, c'nicf of the men
directing the shipbuilding program
did not atint his praise of the men
actually building the ships in exprem
ing the appreciation of the shipping
board for the work accomplished.
"Your employes will douse the kai
ser," he said in a telegram to the
Secretary Red field went to two
yards in the Philadelphia district to
take part in the launching ceremonies.
Director General Schwab and Vice
President Pies of the American Fleet
Corporation, were guests of honor in
San Francisco where the Schwab
plant recaptured the laurels taken by
an eastern yard with the Tuckarahoe
by launching a 12,000 ton steel vessel
in lees than forty working days.
The vast program of launchings in
which shipyards from Bath, Me., to
Tampa, Fla., and from Tacoma,
Wash., to Los Angeles, Cel., took part
was started at a minute after mid
night when at Saperior Wis. the Lake
Aarice, a steel vessel of 3,400 tons,
slid down the ways.
Until the last lull is put overboard
on the Pacific coast the shipping board
will not know definitely the number
of launching*. Original estimates
listed 95 ships as likely to take the
watei in military and naval circles.
They were insitent that no .vessel
should be held back several Went down
the ways aher.d of time.
Announcement by the bureau of
navigation that the merchant tonnage
flying the Stars and Stripes had pass
ed the 10,000,000 mark, started the
day with a thrill for Americans and
good cheer for the allies. The total
does not include 2,000 tons of re
quisitioned Dutch ships, 404,700 tons
of hospital ships, transports and other
auxiliary crafts operated by the army
and navy and smaller craft under 500
tons employed in considerable num
ber in military and naval circles. The
navy's output was the greatest in the
Three IVstrovrrs Launched.
Newport News, Va., July 4.—Thou
undi of chwinff sojdiers sailors and
civilian* saw three destroyors launch
ed her* today within forty minute* as
the Newport News shi| yard* contii
bution to the national Fourth of July
The Haraden, christened by Mima
Mabel Stephen, of Gloucester, Mass.,
went over first promfitlv at ei|rht
o'clock. The Abbofc christened by
MiM Louise Abhofr Cooke, of Pitts
burgh, (rreat granddaughter of Com
modore Abbot, and the Thomas, nam
ed for the firat named American na
val officer killed in the war and
christened by his widow, Mrs.-C. C.
Thomas, of Annapolis, Md., war* scat
the number of Mora than OM
•n nbaorrtng the Fowtk of Jrif mm
foreign Mil or on twMgn watera far
th« first tlnw sine* 1776. 1W mm
hundredth and forty-aaeond anniver
sary also i* being commemorated fit
tingly by the nations allied with the
United State* in fighting autocracy
and militarism » well aa by '/ lendly
republics in the wee tern hrmiapfcara.
France celebrates the day aa m na
tional holiday and thruout that war
worn country bar citiiens by lh—
solves or Joined with Americans are
paying honor to America. In Parte
a huge celebration If baing held with
the great men of Prance participat
ing. Tribute ia being paid to Lafay
ette and I)e Rochambeau who sided In
the realisation of the inoependaaea
proclamation. In every village and
town patriotic celebration* are being
held. The French army and the
French fleet alio aia paying honor.
Among the ever-Increasing sectors
held by the American troopa only
neceiisary duties are being perfowad
unless the Germans become too act
ive. Baaehall and uther athletic gamaa
are being played and everywhere in
the American expeditionary fore* the
Fourth is receiving a hearty welcome.
American sailors are celebrating and
a xpecial program of sports and fun
making is being carried out at
Qucenstown r.nd other naval and baaa
In England the royal family led the
celebrators. King George and hie
consort attended an American base
hall game in the suburbs of London
and the king threw eut the first hall.
London oh nerved the day almost aa
a British holiday and the name ia true
of other cities and towns thruout the
united kingdom. At more than forty
camps in England American troopa
meet in sporting events. A fellowship
meeting in Central Hall Lot don mark
ed the formal celebration in the Brit
Special celebrations are being held
in Rome and other Italian cities.
Cuba and most of the Latin coun
tries observed the Fourth with exer
cises of various kinds and "everal of
thoue countries have made American
Independence Day a natioi al holiday.
Mount Airy Iron Works
Foundry and Machine
A larr* variety
otb«ri mad* to order./
J. D. MINICK.
Ut. Airy. N. C, A of. M. 191#
In the operation of my bee
business I conduct a queen
rearing yard and at this time I
have a few more queens than I
need in my own yards. These
queens are bred from fine Ita
lian stock and are the finest
queens that can be had. Satis
faction guaranteed. One queen
$1.00; six for $5.00; twelve
FRED L. JOHNSON
Mount Airy, N. C.
After Harvesting Grain Crops
Farmer* ehould make every prep
aration to eow all llw OOW PIM
poiilbk after harvaaUng grain ore pa
thla jraar, aa aa to Inoroaae the fer
tility ana productlvenaea af their 1
land a far crop* to follow.
The Sowing of Cow Peas at
the Last Working of Cora
la afaa to be atrongly recommence*.
Farmera who have preotlood thla
claim that the aowlng ef Cow Pm
In corn Inrraaeee the yield af earn,
ana at the alma time It nafcea a
moat deelraMa eoll - Improving ar
w'r'u'T* "WOOt'l OROr
i»COIAL" giving prtaaa a»4 Infor
mation about all iiimrtii laila.