Wl. K. OTBW ART, Editor and Owner
fefMIh4 Bywy, Wednesday
. At llbury, N. c; r
- CubeoKptlen, ric:-"
. T7atctoam, 1 year. . . . . . ...... $ .75
ReeeHL 1 year. .... . . . ....... . . . .75
Tlie 'ProffreseiTe Farmer. 1 year. .1.00
-AS S for a year each, only $1.S0
Entered m seoondlaaa matter Jan
uary lttX 105. at the poatofftce at
SaliaVcry H. C; under the act of Con
crees e March Srd,;tS7.
HALTED ADVANCE OF ALLIES.
T : I . " : :1 -' - -.
The old fashioned chamber of
? n S rS - I comnr th its cask bowises
. "!5WP". . f - l and free fact orr siciita. is raoidlv
The strength of the German I passing jartiy.. Instead-oigrab-
Ding- ou&raess irom
C?T02E0 BT ALLIES.
opposition, .against -ithe aHfett'
troops, from immediately' north'
of the Somrae river to the region;
just below the Koye, -apparently
has checked, for the-moment, :at
least, their march eastward ' in
the process of clearing -1 h e
Amiens Montdidier sector of thajSfy'of tnVsW.
Salisbury N. C.. Aug. 14,1918
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A Health Wpabcl
The following MHealth Alpha
bet' was prepared" by C W Hunt,
health officer of Brevard and
Transylvania county. It is pass
ed along by the State Board of
Health because of its attractive
A Avoid alt excess in diet
exercise and pleasure
B Be temperate in all things,
save the human machine..
' C Care, worry and sorrow,
put off 'till tomorrow.
D Develop the growing body
to its fullest capacity.
E Every effort should lie
made to . prevent prevalent dis-
, F Fevers can be prevented
by sanitary inoculation.
G Good food, good airs good
water and good, habits spell good
health. , '
I Insist wpon the co-operation
of aU to. preserve g'od health.
JjJoyoasly welcome all laws
to preserve the public he alt.
K Knowledge of anrl nhpdi
etK;e tothelaws' of . health are
L, Learn the many ways by
which contagious disease kre
spread so as to prevent this
M Melancholy, fear, anger
malice and (all other, depraved
passions are injurious to health.
N Nerves must be con trowed
and ' guided along
0-Ofd?lim .oUpshpdv meth
ods ot combating diseases must
be discarded. " -
P Patience. perseverance.
publicity and: quarantine preven
many deadly diseases. . " V
Q Quarantine is; an untold
blessing to all and honor to
those who observe it.
, R Report all contagions dis
eases promptly, reach ont a help
ing hand to your neighbor . to
S Strive to do unto others to
preserve - their, health, as you
would have them do to you.'
T -Temporize not with the
deadly fly, -insanitary privies, fil
thy hog pens and premises.
U -Under- all' circumstances
keep the-teeth clean and in re
pair, chew your food well.
V Vaccination Is harmless i and
w ill prevent the loathsome and
disfiguring small pox. ( Verily,
verily, I say unto you, "an ounce
of prevention is . worth many
pounds of cure.M
W -,Watch for the first appear
ance of disease and prevent- its
X Xmas will come to you
more often if you observe the
laws of health,
Y Youth, health an. life
can be preserved by obeying the
laws of health.
Z Zeal -for sanitation; quaran
tine and all disease preventions
should mark your path
The 'Watchman thinks this
does very well for a starter," but
from observation, it does not
think this quite ail the States,
paidtealth faddist would like to
thrust downihe throa is of the
people. Itlsgettiner orett v. close-
to the point when tbe-people will
find it more disagreeableCto live;
than not to. ' This is a matter
in which hot one per cent of the
people have been consul ted andt
won't be until they devise a sys
tern that will let officials know
majority rule is a fundamental
of American go vermental ideas. 1
towns are beginning to lodlc to
the Sanix fip owiicig com and
wheat and :hay.:--Here j lies - the
opportomlrfor thJe itgcity,
strange aairjnay seett, out in
the countradimiih the leftrl-
, It has not, . however prevented
the French on the extreme end ofl
lioe. from' winniqg additional
points of great strategic valueJn
the x. hill and forest region be
tween the Oise and the Matz,
whee Lassigny and Noyon are
theultimate objectives, and the
capture of whichnot alone won Id
result possibly, in the forced va
cuation; by the Germans of ;the
Noyon Roy e Chaulness line, but
also would -have marked effect
on the battle line running south
eastward past Soissons and
thence along the Vesle l iver.
The 's: battle . line in the north
... i - - -
and op the center remains virtu
ally as it stood Monday, although
all the allied troops have bettor
ejd slightly their stands and tak
en additional prisoners. The
Americans and; French at last
accounts still were in the envir
ons of Bray, north of the river,
the Germans continued in .pos
session of Chaulness and Roye,
which seemingly they intend to
defend . at all hazards.
Presh reinforcements and
I larere numbers of guns have"been
brought up.by the enemy to aid
him in his endeavors to hold the
line, which ;is essential to the
safety : of the German armies
now-in the pocket described by
the So mine on the north and
east and' the Oise on 'the south.
The Germans are not merely
on the defensive. At . salient
points here and there hey are
delivering:violent counter attacks
against tfoe allies and are also
bombarding fiercely the rear
Notwithstanding the; enmjL'ja
efforts howe ver, ? Chaulness is re
ceiving a mighty visitation of
shells -from the allied . guns and
Roye has. been so encroached
upon that it is . now under aviheavy
cross fire, from both the north
and south and ;seemingly both
towns ultimately must be evacu
a ted. Ah added danger in Roye
is the fact that the. French in
their operations are knocking at
the doors of Lassighy, about Sev
en (miles tovthe. south, and; also
are pressing forward eastward
toward Noyon in a wedge; driv
ing maneuver .which not only is
outflanking Roye but bringing
Noyon daily nearer the range of'
the big guns
Unofficial 'reports are: to the
effect that the Germans, fearing,
capture in the pocket between
Roye and' the Oise, already are
retreating along the Oise valley
toward 'Noyon, and if the stater
ments should .prove true it is
not unlikely that the entire Ger
man , battle line; the north will
give way i n u nison an d j in that
event there may be a readjust
ment of the enemy front from
Soissons to Rheims.
. Far to the north from Ypres
;to Albert there has. been consid
erable activity on the part of the
isritisn and French forces
serts that all the- attacks were
against the 1 Germai i s .
est German- comnmnication
Onr they Veslo, river, the Ger
mans in. attacks against Pismette
which is held by the Americans
and; French, are declared to have
driven the allies to the southern
bank' of the river. A counter at
tack; however resulted . in the
reoocupatibn of Fismette.'
The- Crochb-SIovaks in Russia."
f : " - . s -
who are- opposing the ' BoIshevik
elemen t;! have ben formally re
cognized by Great Britain; W an
allied nation and, their armie as
A ccessiullyiiay campaign
will bring factories to the town.
Hay means beef, and pOrtc, which
beckon the oackincr-house and
storage plant. , ' ;
jr r- i ;. " y -- '
More corn A means cercamilis,
glucose factories, startch I factor
ies. Flour mills locate in Wheat
producing sections. . t i
;' Creameries" 'follow the dairy
cow and the truck patch calls for
the canning factory. . V
Towns ar the natural evolu
tion and growth of necessity
places to store and distribute the
world's surplus products through
the channel of commerce. There
is but one road to permanent
city buildingr-'that, rpadieads to
the farm. Business is sosympa
thetic,so sensitive to crop produc
ing,. that the forecast of poor
wheat or corn crop effects the
markets of the world.
When the harvest fields smile,
towns wax fat;: and factories in
crease tht pay roll. Corn, wheat
and hay, beef, oork and Doultrv
these are the soil builderi, the
iiome builders of the great
cities. . -
'Let us have more chambers of
agriculture atid commerce"' and
fewer commercial clubs
.attest EiWEca tea iai&rfy Ffelt-
Paris, Aug. 12--Nearly 40,000
prisoners and 700 guns have
f been taken by the allies in Pi-
eardy according rtov reliable in
fplmiatlon:'' received here. The
Germans are' reacting on the
lied Client having had time
tcrget into line divisions rushed
frantically to the horth. It is be
lieved here that fresh troops are
being thrown into the fight in an
indeaver to block the allied ad
vance loward Nesie.
;, ren. von Huntier, who escap
ed badly damaged from the
Montdidier pocbet, is trying
now to hold temporarily the
Egts Oast fei dfflsJ.
Recent Laws require that all
grocers and other dealers in eggs
shall candle 'the eggs when they
are purchased ' from
commercial poultry men or other
producers or .dealers. The FVud
Administration, co operating
with the Agricultural Extension
this law is observed in
aate. Tms law harms no one,
and it is Relieved, will saveijon
est dealers and consumers
thousands of dollars they have
here to fore paid for stale , eggs.
to see tiiat 1 --
Spin nay Xm Witi E:rEi. ;
London, . Aug. 10. It
would causa no surprise here
if Spain would break off dip
I6maitic relations with er
many as the result : of the
U-boat attacks on Spanish
Heretofore Spain has been
held in line by the German
threat of commercial reprea
sion in case she enterrd the
Feeling qow is so acute
throughout the Spanish na
tion as the result of the cyni
cal German: answers to Spain's
IJiuicwio ttKiUUDb UMWU At
tacks, that t abandonment of
neutrality by Spaiu isconsid
Tne Spanish cabinet is
known to be reconsidering ita
previous position, which has
been one of long buffering
patience in i the face of ever
recurring sabmarine attacks
on Spanish shipping.
&mm Slal toricaiiWi.
Hew York. Aug, 13. Ger
man submarines took toll of
American shipping- in home
waters near tint port for the
second time ou yesterday
rhen the Norwegian steam
ship Somerattd was sunk off
The big 3.875 ton freighter
was Bent to the bottom uot
far from where the armored
cruiser San Diego wad sunt?
on July 19.
The crew of 31 members
was, brought hare today.
The ship was chartered by the
American snipping board.
-The membeis of the crew
picsed up 105 miles east of
Nantucket were brought here
with four survivors of the
schooner Lena May, who r-
ported that their vessel had
been; sunk by gunfire after
being looted by a raiding
squad from the U boat. "
Will Try ti Fa I ftir Plica to Cfcuinf Mia
Raleigh, Aug. 8. 4 A con
fHrfiice of cottou giuurr. a id
prcflucwr was calltd ny
State ,Food; Administrator
H-nry A Page today; to b
held io the Food adroioistra
tion offices at Uaieigji Tu
day morning, August 13 at 11
o'clock. The priucipal obj ct
of the meeting ii to discuss
and, if possible, to agree up1)"
a fair price for cotton cr in U era
during the approaching pea-
Inasmuch as every cotton
ginner m jNortn uaroiina
will be controlled by th food
administration the iargrst
possible attendance of gi?i
ners and prodacers is hoped
for At this time Mr Pfge
will also no doubt take op
port unity to disc ass to some
extent the difficulties 1hat
cn'ront the cottou peed in
dustiy division of the food
administration in its contemp
lated plans for stabilizing the
industry for the coming sea
Fresch Rejulso Gerisao Drive Against Las-
rJ he eight inouthr.
fnni of Mr
Kttfiis-did A liquet
Mrs p w
;WHr S U The ivnni,
wern Kro nit lit t'- Sa'ii my,
A u ust ; 13:li and 'aki, to
th-- bom- nf the g-andniolhHr
639 Ks InnH ptre-t, fn.m
which place thn fuueral was
coninileil hy R-v A LhiM
beth, aud the internient waa
u the UhfPlmit Hill cemetery
iCwtd in to 14 Days
BKKM7 U FAZC
r lam w ppiKanoa.
London, Aug. 13 After
stuborn fighting the French
having repulsed a heavy Ger.
man counter attack on Las
signy masif, according to the
latest, news received from the
front today. .
Since the allied offensive
began ton the Montdidier
Amiens sector August 8, the
total captures by the French
first army and the British
fourth rroy Jiave aggregated
28,000 men and six hundred
guns, says Field Jarehal
Haig'p communication from
headquarters tonight; The
communication adds that
luesiav Dassed in com nam
yoa can get 4:.. 14. .u . l im n
miac.i quiet uu iue oame I root.
One on ths
Junes: fcivei see one of those
cateipiliar truck the paper tells
about here? -
War Gardner: No but I have
learned in my garden a lot this
summer about the truck cater
pillar. Cartoons Magazine
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table Compound Her
McLean, Neb. "I want to recom
mend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
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women who suffer
from any functional
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f ood than all the
Since taking it I
have a fine healthy
Daoy gin ana nave
gaineain health and
band and I both
praise your med
icine to all suffering:
women." Mrs. John Koppelmann, R0
No. 1, McLean, Nebraska.
This famous root and herb remedy, '
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, has been restoring women of
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years and it will well pay any woman
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flammation, ulceration, irregularities,
backache, headaches, nervousness or
"the blues'7 to give this successful
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For special suggestions in regard to
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Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. The result
of its long experience is at your service.
fi n r
PALM BE ACE
agaiixsft the Teutonic allies .
fierce OTte Pifc
London, August 13. The
Germans intend to occupv Petrp
grad, a dispatch to the Open
hagen Pilitiken - from Helsing
fors says, accordingSto a telegram
from the Danish capital 3: to
the Exchange Telegeaph Com
Troops for that purpose, says
dispatch, have already been
brought forward and directed
toward the objective.
The Strosx Witltttaad Um Hm1(
The coolest and most sensible outer garmonts. In all col
ors, styles and sizes:
W, $8.50 and
M All Straw Hats, Panamas, Bangkok, Leghorns, etc,
Our entire stock is on sale, positively nothing reserved.
One Special Lot of 125
Shirts on sale. While
they last QH,(1I)(D
B. V. D., Manhattan and
other leading brands. A
complete stock reasonably
Boys' U7aah Suits
Every wash suit on hand
will be on sale at actual
cost this week only.
1.00 wash suits . 9c
I.50-1J5 . $1.18
2.50 wash sui s . 1.Q8
We carry a complete line
of Boys Blouses and
Old sewle who at AahU anA iw..
I Buy War Savings Stamps.
Cay Var Otor-s.
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