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Again tha Qwana in trying to
gain • li— t victot/ that win i»lf
tham muUri of Cha world. Laat
landny waa tha Fiaaik 4tk at Jaly. It
to • graat mcaalan ta tham of aato
wd ta obwr»ad aach yaar
• aa la aor 4th af July.
Evulantly tha Garmana thought tha
F ranch would ba In no condition ta
raaiat aftar • clay apant la ca lab ra
tion, 10 on Mofxlay Morning th^y
launchtxi a graat attack on • front
of M milaa. Thay had broaght up
big gnna and plantad tham back of
tha llnaa, »uppoaad ta ba naval gun*,
and with thaaa thay ara abla to bom
bard town* 26 milaa back of tha 41
1 lad llnaa.
lag foreM for a month on this front,
doini moat of the work at night and
covering up *11 aigaa of their plana
aa boat thay could, but it now appear*
that they war* not abla to take our
armiaa bjr aurpriaa, for tha prograae
made tha ftrat two daya amountad to
almoat mothing. At thia writing,
Wedneaday, it la hard to u; what tha
outcome of tha battle will be, for it
ia auppoaed to rag* for a weak or
more. It ia aaid to be one of the
free teat offenaivea that tha Gar
mtnii have launched aince laat March.
In thia battle the American armiaa
are taking a moat important part,
and ao far the Americana have cover
ad themaelvea with glory in the man
ner in which they have held their
linea everywhere. The reporta aay
that they are proving to be the beat
In the meantime the Germana are
throwing out feelera for peace. They
have given out through one of their
leadara an interview in r/uich he dia
cuaaea the probability of England and
America fighting over which will con
trol the world if Germany ia defeat
World power in the key note in the
(German mind, and if Germany ia not
able to conquer the world then they
pretend to that either America or
England will be the conqueror. And
they pretend to foresee a treat eon
text in which England and America
will fight to see which nhall be thia
The paper* also have much to say
•bout a peace league of many •tatea.
and 24 nationa of the world hare al
ready indicated their willingness to
enter into such league for the future
of the peace of the world. The talk
now is to form this league of peace
and refuse Germany admission to it,
thus leaving Germany on the outaide
as an outlaw nation.
In the meantime this country is
preparing for war in the greatest pos
sible manner. The building of ships,
the training of soldiers and transport
ing them to France isi going on at
a rate that is more than satisfactory
to military leaders, for the work is
progressing faster and more satisfac
torily than they ever hope l it could be
Great events are now in the balan
ces, and the next few days may mAke
history that will determine events
for ages to come. Just what the pre
sent great German offensive will
amount to is the one subject of com
ment. The German leaders have told
the rank and file of their men that thia
is the last great battle, and that this
one will brinjr victory and peace. The
world anxiously awaits the conclusion
of the great contest. •
PHONE RATES INCREASED
The telephone rates in this city ar«
to be increased from fl.26 in residence
to 92.00 and in busineaa houses from
I2.&0 to f3.00. The Telephone com
my came before the Town Commis
si; r ers last spring and asked that
t''ts increa>M be allowed, but withdrew
th riqua^t before it was paaaed upon
try the CoMmistionera.
Last week they asked the Corpora
tion Commission at Raleigh to allow |
boucht mm fwn a*a from Mr.
HIm It Hi rapfcalliad at NMNM
Latar tha mtrnhtft la lha way of Mr
pltt* war* put back la tha hailnaaa
and tha atack inrraaaad ay la MOM.
Now ika aarninga on tha capital of
tlbfiOOM would pay a dlvtdand and
laava a »urpina, but whaa tha atack
waa incraaaad up to 04.OOMI tha
rataa charpad did not craata a «u«
eiant divldand on tha l»i raaiad aapi
Ul ■ tack.
At a Hpicial moating of tha T ,wa
Conuclaalaaa.'i Toaaday night of tl.a
waak It waa darldad to appaal '.-am
tha action of la Corporation Coonala
4ion. Thla w-'ll maan tl at tha eaaa
cone* back to tha Suparlor court of
thla county and arill ba r.aard at tha
August tarn of court. If all partiaa
to the eaaa are viElng and raaly for
THE LOCAL FOOD SUPPLY.
The report of th« first threshing in
this county as made elsewhere in this
paper show* clearly that this (action
it not going to produce aa much
wheat aa we will want to use. And
eo the facta are that right here in
one of the finest fa. mine sections of
the land we are so living as to call
upon other sections of the nation to
furnish bread. Home of the twenty
farms that have been reported to us
are among the very best in the county,
and yat on these twenty farms the
average yield of wheat ia leas than
six bushels to the acre, and not more
than six acres to the farm in wheat.
Some of the farms produced aa low aa
three bushels to tht acre.
These facts should convince the
people of thia section that there is
need here for an awakening on the
subject of producir^ food. We can
never be a prosperous farming peo
ple so long aa we farm and yet buy
farm products. The weather condi
tions here have had much to do with
the present low average of wheat, but
the fact remaina that our farmers do
not average more than six acres in
wheat, and weather corvditiona have
had nothing to do with the smail
amount of land sown.
Forty years ago the land in Eng
land averaged about eight bushels of
wheat Jo the acre, but they learned
how to produce wheat and now the
average is 22 bushels to the acre.
The same increase will be made here
ax soon as our farmers learn how to
Now that thin Town U »t loafer
head a with the local telephone sys
tem and the court* and lawyer* are to
thresh it oat, it will be a food time to
adjust some matters that have lone
been out of alignment.
For year* it ha* been the custom
here to charfre the town man who
phones his neighbor out in the country
hut the country citizen could phone his
neighbor in town free of cost. All
this has brought about confusion and
discord. Citizen* have gone to the
expense of building phone lines about
in the country district* and yet were
not able to get satisfactory connection
made here with the phone system in
the Town. Now every phone system
in the county should have direct con
nection with the system here.
The business disagreement ha*
brought about a condition that citi
zens have tried to correct by establi
shing little local switchboards right
in the suburbs of the Town.
This is a condition that should be
remedied in someway. It is being
talked that another franchise, should
be granted to business men who are
willing to so operate a system aa to
allow .the lines out in the country to
connect with the town system and
permit a subscriber here in the town
to use the line out in the country in
a way to be of service. The conditions
now are such as to he a constant an
noyance to both the people in the
country and to the people in the town.
And so while the adjusting of the
rates is up it it a good time to adjust
the differences between the town sys
tem and the country lines.
aaa. aad be It mM to Uto W the
maa af worth who waat o*ce (Ma
tteto. They arc ant uunf the peo
ple taking far and we have
bawd of a* qaaetlenabla nam bates
nataly, tha caaa. Bat ipin, unfor
tunataly. theae yaoag man ara bark
ing i ring of palttirteaa that, to I
l«r|a estoat la na|ini< of t faar old
ring polltictane wba ara not willing
to atop down aad allow tka younger
man a rhartra. Sum all Bar K haa he
now to ba under »taod that Sorry,
Ilka • graat manjr othar eountiaa,
noma of whlrh ara Democratic, ta can*
trollad by a faw ring politician*, and
thla baing tha caaa tha younger men
have a vary poor showing. Surry
haa a few old men who juat muat ba
taken care of each year or aomething
would actually boat.
LIFE AT THE CAMPS.
Mr. Dwight H. Cook ia in the city
upending a f«w daya with hia family
after being away at Camp Huatua
for aoma tima. Thia camp ia between
Norfolk and Richmond and ia for
artillery balloon ana aviation training.
The camp coven a (action of country
eight in ilea long and three broad. Mr.
Cook haa been nerving aa foreman of
a (quad of 24 merv and hi* job haa
been to erect hnuaea for the aoldiera,
each houae being aoout 60 feet long
and 30 feet wide, two atoriea high.
Tbeae houaea, to aay nothing of meaa
halla, huapitala etc., are being put up
by the thouaanda. The buildinga are
of frame structure, weather boarded
and ceiled on the inaide with a kind of
paper ceiling, the whole making a
good comfortable building. Mr. Cook
aaya that at almoat any time of the
day one can look up from hia work
and aee airplanea sailing about over
head. Sometimea they are down near
the ground, and aometimea they are
ao high up that they appear to be
about the aize of a man'a hat and to
be moving ao alow that one would
think they are making about Ave
milea an hour. Mr. Cook aaya the en
thuaiaam in military circlea ia auch
that it ia hard to co.<ceive of it unleaa
one ia there among the many thoua
anda who are into the real work. Ev
ery aoidier one aeea ia wanting to
to France and take an active part in
Elsewhere in this paper an adver
tisement will be found telling of the
opening for Nurses at Martin Hospi
tal in this city. Every girl who en
ters training at this time makes it
possible for a trained Nurse to give
up her present position and enter the
■rmy service. And so the young
woman who enters a hospital now to
take training is as much a soldier as
the man who goes to the front. There
is no more Important person in the
service of the people at this time than
the Nurse, for a woman ran do the 1
work in the hospitals better than a
man, and every woman who enters
the service thus liberates a man for
work that she is not qualified to do.
Today no doubt thousands of men are
aiding about the hospitals who would
be out doing heavier work if there
were more Nurses in the service.
And so if there Is a young woman
in the country in whose breast beats
a patriotic heart she does not have to
go to Prance to show her patriotism,
she can help here, and thus indirectly
help over there.
Good Citisen Passes.
Mr. Harry Clark whose home was
a few mlies north of this city died
Sunday after an illness of only a few
days with fever. Ha was in thU city
on the 4th of July and was not well
at the time. He was only 24 years of
age at the time ef his death and
leaves a wife and many relatives. He
was a splendid young man with a
bright future before him and his un
timely death casta a shadow over the
community where he lived. The re
mains were laid to rest in the family
burying ground at the home of Kobt.
Clarke Monday afternoon.
<j mt tim
It ia • month not iI*m Um
fmiivt 4M dawn,
Uda of a Franch
of IhoMatx, north of
thara ia aa jrn no rifi of tha i
bains rndjf to utrika afaln.
Maaawhtla tha allioa hava
puahin* back tha Carman linaa HtUa
by littla at *ariou« important pointa,
hardly a day |«inf by without a
Kranch or • British attack. Tha»a ia
tha afgratraUi hava gsir.ad valuable
dafanaiva ground and raaoltod aa wall
in tha taking of Gorman* priaonar.
Airing War Aimi.
Meanwhile the German diploma
tists arc again airing tfcair war aim
program and engaging in peace dis
cuaaiona among htemnelvea. The
German chancellor hoe touched upon
the vital question of Belgium in the
relation of the ntatua of that nation
to peace, and has declared that Ger
many does not intend to retain that
country "in any form whatever."
She U holding it aa a pawn in the
negotiation!, he aaaerted, and the Ger
man government And* it expedient to
explain this utterance in an official
statement in which it is declared that
the holder of a pawn does not in
tend to keep it "if the negotiations
bring a satisfactory result."
Germany also is exercised at the
situation in Russia, if the utterances
of the newspapers go for anything.
The idea that the holsheviki arc re
taining power by the veriest thread is
reflected in advices to some of the
German organizations, and the fear
that the bolisheviki regime will fall,
and with it the elaborate ediflce erect
ed in the German interest by the
Brest-Litovsk treaty, is openly ex
pressed. Disquietude over the hold
the Cxecho-Slovaks have secured upon
Siberia and at the prospect of an al
lied descent into interior Russia "from
the north," the Murman coast evident
ly being meant, is likewise voiced.
In this connection, it may be noted,
it wa< announced in Washington yes
terday that British reinforcements
have been sent to Siberia to assist
the Russians and Czecho-Slovaks in
protecting the allied stores at Vladi
More t'eace Feelers Kipntnl.
Wsshinton advices reflect the view
there that further and more definite
peace feeler* may be expected from
Germany, which ii felt in high quar
tern to have her eye* turned to the
east, with the gaining of control in
Russia outweighing in her estima
tion all that she might have been in
clined to make an effort to retain up
on the western front.
American military effort, mean
while, is growing apace, it being an
nounced by the chief of staff in Wash
ington that the number of troops dis
patched to France has grown 1,
100,000, some 90,000 men having left
in the past week. The formation of
three army corps from the troops in
France, each corps comprising from
225,000 to 260,000 men, was alao
The Albanian campaign, although
entirely subsidiary to the operations
»n the western front, has continued
to be the most active theater of war,
io far as extensive gains of ground
ire involved. The advance, made
mainly by the Italians with the
French on the right flank, has al
ready reached a maximum depth of
22 miles on a front of some 80 miles,
itrmightening the allied line as it
runs from the Adriatic and links up
irith the Macedonian front.
Mr. Joe Phillipa received the first
aelons of this season last Saturday
retting a ear load from oSuth Caro
taia. They are fine and art being
told for one and a half cents a pound.
fa moot A. Dm*.
William D. Tartar.
Ciwp B. Hin»f«nn.
VnW C. Taylor.
Lather I. Itorkmrj.
Walter B. Edmund.
John WUHam Co..
Joha r. lutor.
Bonjaaino H. O'Moal
Rohan Loo Matth
dm. T. Draaaha.
Rufu. Millara Noi
Jann D. Cork
Paal Emory B
VI rr CaH Co
WilTiaai C. Maim.
Floyd O. lipnafc.
Jama. E. Millar.
Richard U McGoo.
Floyd H. Marah.
Mamual T. Craad.
William B. Badrott.
William H. Snood.
Granville N. Adam..
Zaholon V. Snow.
Charlie W. Bryant.
¥ranria H. Bargoon.
Ganaral Hanry Shalton.
Emory E. Slawter.
Robort E. Snow.
Thoma. J. Lawrence.
Rortor Elliott Walbom.
John H. Hardy.
NEWS FOR FARMERS.
Hartsviile, S. C. July 10th 1918
Editor J. E. Johnson,
Mount Airy, N. C.
I hi asked by so many farmeri
around Mount Airy to lat them know
how tha tobacco market opanad ir
South Carolina that I can't writa them
all no I am going to ask you to |iri
them thia information through the
Last yaar on openng sale hen
(Hartaville. S. C.) wa sold 107.000 lbs
at an average of 17 1-2 par pound.
This yaar an opening aala we ha<J
9H.000 lba„ which made an averagi
of a little over 2He par pound. How
ever, this donl mean that the crof
in tha old bait will be 60 per cent
higher than it wit laat yaar aa th«
South Carolina crop waa sold laat
rear before the big advance in pricea
It doe* look like pricea are going to b«
mighty hirh and especially tae km
grade* and I would adviae the far
mers to aave every leaf of their to
bacco as I believe the primings that
usad to be thrown away will pay lot
the fertiliser ui.«d under the Tobac
co; if they are properly taken care of
I think the South Carolina crop wiU
be sold by September 1st and all th«
buyer* will be on the Mount Airy
Market by ti.at time. Thaking you
in advance for this favor I am.
J. W. LOVILL.
•km waJkad la bar aiaay awl Ml frw
fund bar I* wabo ay. la tba U
■ba waa right painfully tajurad. bar
of tbia nature bafora, and to bar it la
fridantljr a moat annoying i
Quantin, tha youngaat aon of
dant Rooaovalt, waa kJlad in
llgbt in Franca laat Sunday. Hia wm
rhina fat Maa to ba angagad hi bat
tta with two Canaan machinaa and
nuddanly bU mada a <Ji»a and |
to aartb iaaida tba Gonnaa
What Ljrdia L Ptnkkua's
Vi.ft.bU J DU
For Ohio Womb.
PortMDooth. Ohio.-" I maffmd tram
i: ncnlartttM. pain* in my rid* mod *h
cooid hardly gat
around to do my
work, and aa I had
four In n bsilgr
it made it vary bard
for M. Lyia E.
Pink ban'. Vrgt
tab la Com poo nd
to ma. I took it
and K kaa faatar.d
my health. It is
errtainl* tba baat
m dicta* for woman'* ail men ta I ever
u»."-Mn. Sajca Shaw, R. No . 1.
Mrs. Shaw proved the merit at tbia
mnlidM and wrote tUa latter ta crdrr
that otbar anffertac woman may tad
relief aa abe did.
Woman who arc luffrrteg aa Aa was
ahoold not drag alone from day ta day
without gtvtaff thia fanvoua root and
herb remedy, f >dia E. Ptakham'a Vece
uhle Compound, a trial. For f «ri«[
advice ta nnri to «rh aihnanta write
to Lydta E. Pinkham M •.<iietae Ca. .Lynci,
Maaa The reaalt of ita forty yean
experience la at your — r**e.
fords for Sale!
I will be at £ Granite City Garage,
in Mount Airy Friday and Saturday,
July 19 and 20, with six second-hand
Ford cars, J916 and 1917 models.
All in good running condition.
See me for a bargain. ^
W. D. George
Winston, N. C.