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VOL.M2, NO. I.
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of interest to '
LtiOF .'O.UR, READERS.
H - At. Grabber . a od wife
" ppjdhTacKlay ia Coucord.
-Master; C D Watkios of
Kannapolij. who has ben
.confined to h room for
eonietime vwlth pneunonia, i6
now able to visit hia grand
mother, Mr C R Vatkius, iu
-Tlits Interior of the Bank ot
China Grove baa been re'
pointed and now pitmen to a
Verl n ea t appea ranee.
J L Slfferd has been ou the
elck list thiB week bat is now
. ablt?tob$ oat.
Mr G A Uimaar hat
goaetj Baltimore to b with
hereon Mike and family who
Richard Millar, who has
betU working at Field ale.
for ome wteki, returned
Lome lst night. Ho U jat
recovering from an attack of
itfluecr 1. fli frienrfs hope
Le will eoou b wtl!. lie
waa accompauied hoinn by
Horace Miller nwi A (;
heira. it;.- .
, . J York an grmd-daugh
" ter, Miaar Mary York of Kd'm-
-J a J" cjr, t pent Thursday . hvre
rr Vfit(rKiat A A Hurley
hand bag containing thirty
dollars last Saturday in Kaa
A collection will he taken
fr.v ll Arin,tif jtnQ nl Rt
MarkV EH church. Suudny. I
J J Bnstiau ha be-n in
Salisbury eeveral ftays thip
Tverk rvit gaa a juryman in i Deen suaa"'y revolutionized to
the Federal court. .tJoseof open warfare, and our
I men were eager for the test. On
The sick at U J Eddie j tl,e morning of My 28 this div
rnan't? and W L Ludw-ekVjuion took with splendid dash the
rre leportt'd to be Improving j towu of Cantigy and all other ob
.thifi morning, Ijtjtives, which were organized
,t j t t e and held steadfastly against vi-
Clyde R Brown of Granite . . . Jm n.
J .. r , . I ci"us counter-attacks and galling
Geo J Teoapleton ie kept at
homn with Hln-i8. It ia
... mm,.. u..
Hiram J Frenzy recently
, ,, t ,niu,
k Ued a hog twelvp montna
.Ti-d was not competing fr a
Ib avy weight priw either.
lr Pauline Thorn Laeley
ar. cbtidru were called to
5J..jrJing1 n, last Tuaday to
tJbed 'side ot Mr LaleyV
mth-r, Mr- W W Lasley,
. who died Thursday morning
ah iut 6 o'clock.
Mifses Ruth and Evelyn
, Tlm spetit Sunday after
noou in Charlotte.
F K Sheplierd and wlto.!Tll'Ierry. The 2d division, in re-
Roy Kimball and wffe, W J
&wtnk and wife, Hearne
.and William Swiuk and
rO-i I Graham, heard the
ima?terly address of Dr D W
iDfiidel of Clerason Ollege
43u;.day afternoon in Sali
Ibouy. Snhjectr Th e meas
xirt: f a man.1 Dr H E Ron
tho' er prt-d e n t of Salem
col-'.re, will be the epeaker
yrand Mr3 J L Boatian
ntt. u1ed the funeral in Satfej
. . j7 i ft r a.
a r 1 tivo of iheira.
Era DflUil!i teant fif Part Americans
Flayed ii tteWeri! War. r -
Gcaf John " J. Pershing's ac
count of his stewarcbbip as corn
mander of the American expedi
tionary forces is iven to the
public by Secretary Baker. It is
ia ihe form of a preliminary re
port to the secretary, : covering
operations op to November .20,
altctf the."; German collapse. It
cioses With these words, express
ing hiv feeling for those who
served under bim:
"."l"tJ the suprede t rib ate to
our-oincers ana soiaiers ox ine
Ub Wh'enl tliluk .of their he.
ruim, their patience under hard
ships, their unflinching spirit of
offensive action, I am filled with
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emotion which I am unable to
express. Their deeds are immor
tal, and they have earned the
eternal gratitude of our country."
The report -begins with Gen.
Pershing's departure for France.
Its striking feature is the section
devoted to "combat operations, '
where it tells the story of fight
"fr by the man who directed it.
Tiae first crisis jof the German
drive had been reached in Pic-
ardy on March 21.
,On March 2S I placed at the
disposal of Varshal Foch all of
our forces to be used as he might
decide. At his request the 1st
division was transterred from tho
Trul sector to a position in re
srve at Chaumont ooVcsin.. As
German, superiority iu numbers
required prompt action, an agree
ment was' reached by which .Brit-
army area, where they were to be
trained and equipped, and addi
tional British shipping was to be
provided for as many divisions as
possible for use elsewhere.
On April t'6 the 1st division
hid gone into the line in the
Montd idier salient
aidy battle front.
on the Pic
this brilliant action had an elec-'
tr.cal effect, as it demonstrated
our fighting qualities under ex. '
trvtne battle conditions.
and also -
tliat tnc enemy s troops were not
There followed i
toward Fari3 .
across the Aisne
The allies." Gen.
'faced a crisis
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equally as grave as that of the ;
P-ardy offensive m March. A-v
i placed at Marshal Foch's dis
posal, and the 3rd division, which
had just eome from its prelimi
nary training in the trenches,
was hurried to the Marne. Its
motorized machine gun battalion
preceded the other units and suc
cessfully held the bridge head at
! s?rv near Montd idler, was sent
oy motor trucKs ana otner avail
able transport td check the prog
ress of the enemy toward Paris.
The division attacked and retook
the town and railroad station at
Bouresches and sturdily held its
ground against the enemy's best
guard divisions. In the battle of
Bllcau wood, which followed,
our men proved their superiority
anJ gained a strong tactical posi
tion, with far greater loss to the
envmv . than to oursftlrp. O.
Jlllr , befcjrf. the 2d -
j . .
ptured the village of Vaux
with most splendid precision. -
' By that time the great tide of
American troop moyemenjs. Jp
France was itr. full swing1 and the
older divisions cbuld'be used free;
ly. The : 42d;- in -line' eastebf
Rhcims, faced the German as-
sault Of July 15 and Mheld thein
ground .unfiincttingly;M on the
rightBank four companies of the
28th - division Tfaced Vadvancing
waves of German infantry and
the 3rd division held the Marrie
line., opposite Chateau Th terry
against powerful ar.tillery and in- r
fan try attack. "A single regi-
mAnf r f Va IA tnrArA aha nf tff
most brilliant pages in our mUi?1
6en. Pershing says. : "It pre
vented the crossing at - certain
1 riQnir Tnn prni a vr wnn-" n an
gained a footing, pressecUfor
ward . Our.men, firing in three
directions, met the German at
tacks with counter attacks at
critical ' points and -succeeded in
throwing two German divisions
into complete confusion, captur
ing 600 prisoners." . .
Thus was the stage set for the
counter-offensive which, begin-
ning with " the;, smashing of the
enemy's M arne salient brougnt
overwhelming -victory ao 'the al
lies and the United States inthe
eventful months ...that have fol
lowed. The intimation is strong
that Gen. Pershing's advice Ijelp
ed Marshal Foch to reach hisile
cision to strike". Gen. Pershing
continues.: - r- -
"The great force of the Qer
man Chateau . .Thierry offensive,
established the deep Marne; Sal
ient, but the army was-takinf
this pocket to attack might ,1ae
turned to his disadvantage. Self
ing this opportunity to support
my conviction every division
with any sort .oi training- was
made available for use in a coun
ter-offensive. The place of hon
or in the thrust toward Soissons
on July 18 was given to our 1st
and 2d divisions, in company
with chosen French divisions.
Without the usual brief warning
of a preliminary bombardment,
the massed French and American
artillery firing by the man, laid
down i.s rolling barrage at dawn,
while the infantry began its
charge. The enemy brought up
large numbers of reserves and
made a stubborn defense, but
through five days' fighting the
1st division continued its advance
umu 11 naa sainea iae nergnis
village ui oci Ajf ic set. xiic
division, in a very rapid advance,
reached a position in front of
Tigny at the end of its second
day. These two divisions cap
a J T f u i j iiri
lureu P"so .f
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Varne front thus relieved, Gen.
Pershing writes, he could turn to
the organization of the 1st Amer
ican army and the reduction of
the St. Mihiel salient long plan
ned as the initial purely Ameri-can"enterprise.-
A troop concen
tration, aided by generous ; con
tributions of artillery and air
units by the French, began in
volving the movement, mostly at
night, of 600,000- men. A sector -
reaching from 'Panti-sur-Seilic, T
east of the Moselle, westward
through St. frihiel toVerdlin
and later enlarged to, 'carry it
to the edge of the forest of
Argonne, was taken, over, - the
2d-colonial French holding xthe
tip of the Salient , opposite St, 1
Mihiel. and the French 17th :
corps, ontbe heights abveer'
- fron-fnrr Vtn a. v
Pershing's command The wm-
bined French, -British and; Amer--
ican air forces mobilized for thecour5e -ls unj uemgnsuratea oy
battle, the report says,ahhe
en agesi 3 ajne west e jni roii t up
"1 Ofiihe Bucnt heStAft-
hief saheht Gen.vPershmg says: ;
preparation the ,: seven Arnerican
ynced at .5 a m. on : September
12, sstst ed .by va jl imited number
irresistible waves; on ;scneaaie
UmlsWekingown rail idefense
enemy aemorauzea , oy in e
npuri'suddeti ;apprbacfrout of
theitog. ; Uur 1 $ t corps" ad vane eq
iqr,hiacourt while, our 4th corps
curved ?, back to i the south west
thfluff h Nonsard: The 2d coibn
ia rFrench corps made. Jh e'siifirbt
adyliBe .reguired of it on - yery
-S -B . . ' -
diflScnlt ground, -and the 5th
corps ; toKr its three ridges ana
jepiUedi a counter- attack. A
r apjim arch b rough t reserve reg
iments of av division of Zther 5th
corps into Vigneulles in the early
moaning, where it 1 itiked up with
patrols of our 4th corps, closing
thesaHeritcapd'.forming a new
ltnes? west pf ; Tbiacourt to- Vig-
neuiies ana: beyond jresnes-en-fftthe
cos! of only 7,000 cas
ual lies' mostly ; light, we had
tL n l prisoners ' and 443 I
gt , a grcaquantityof mater-
iait reieasea ,tne lnnaoiiants w
f yvill a fires 1 rom enem v- domi
i-andVestsblished our, lines
in position ta threaten Metz." .
v.'r WtVJLfc- QUUHk; IWl. U..
way for the great -effort of the
allied and American forces to win
a conclusive victory. The Am
erican army moved at once tow
ard its crowning achievement, the
battle of the Veuse In all. 40
enemy divisions had been used
against us in the Meuse-Argonue
battle. Between September 26
and November 6, we took 26,059
prisoners and 468 gfuns on this
front. Our divisions engaged
were the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th,
26th, 28tb, 29th,. 32d, 33d .S5tb.
37th42d, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th,
52d, 89th, i0thf and, 91st. Many
of our divisions remained in line
for a length of time that required
nerves of steel, while others wero
sent in again after onlya few
days of rest. The 1st, 5th, 26th,
42d 77th, 80tb, 89th and 90th
wera in the line twice Although
some of the divisions were fight
ing their first battle, they soon
became equal to the best."
Of the total strength of the
expenitionary force . Gen. Persh
There are in Europe altogeth
er approximately 2,053 347 men,
less our losses. Of this total
there are in France 1,338,169
combatant troops. Forty divis
ions have arrived, of which the
infantry personnel of 10 have
been used as : replacements, leav
ing 30 divisions now in France,
organized into three armies of
three corps each " y- ::;- '
Of their equipment, he says:
"Our entry into the war found
us wua iew;oi ine auxiliaries
ll. - A : ' -
necessary tor its conduct in the
modern sense. . -Among., our most
important deficiencies in material
were "artillery, : aviation . -and
tanks In order to meet our re
quirements as rapidly ."as possible
we accepted - the offer of the
French gpyernmeht to provided
wunrne - necessary artillery; w
howitzcrsv aud i. 55. G P. . P. guns
tb ; wttif actories v f or 3Q
divisions. fT he wisdomof ; this:
tn. a jlnlciallyr that witbV; this
' itafitty, executed cou p.-MGren
Qonotudedon Page 4.
'-- Tv : Ji:ylii- TT.v ?
Tl3 Clod Mltlt
Main-Street, f;: c
" - Several of the members wer e
kfirrf. awav ahonn t of infln i
enza. Cbut Vthbehb ventnred
out werihl: lea
wasaeiignuouyenHjrmiDea m bnng Jo a -nnoibei -of .work' " . ;
wek by Mrs. P.: A.:EarDbardt .ntuiromKiaiiwm, HtlrL'l' .--"S.
.me:;aaermrii Sf;aartrir.v aa-iy en k j oao ea
" Moat of ihe time rws e ibuttf f ortu '
wording : ouiiioaupies,i.a iue rex-
ugee garments made by . theiRed
Cross here. "During I this time
aboat fimshed.: the testes,, as-
:-WI-if Wm -m.
ea a ; aainty.saiaa 'course wntcn4
was enjoyed-byvery one."
not mem bers of the cl ab, JA es
dmeaSinecoff arid Hales1 and
At the close of the afternoon
of pleasure the club adjourned
to meet in two weeks with
R. W. Gray,
lureQ at a usiBi ZDtenis.
,:r;.-.r. ': - V i".
'Eight years agio when we first
moved to A1 attoQ.n, . t was a great
sufferer from 5: indigestion - and
constipation" writes ;Mrs Rob-:
ert Allison, " Mattooh, 111. Vi
had frequent headaches .and
dizzy speus, ana mere was a
of Chambelain - Tablets - cured,
me and I have-"since felt like a
different person .V
the guests were served with de- howbr why thef accident be- -tess.
- Just when the work was i w, iA A '
Red Cress Mi.. . -; n ifehdtin aior-
were mesdawnea,; 0.x,.WjIBelmV
.... p- o. riiujww,.
fehnford, BVR. Shepherd. A.
Watklns, B W.Gray,. C B 'Killer.
P A Earnhardt; W J Swink, J L
Sifferd, H C- ) arley , J A Thorn,
B Gobel. Misses Ethel bee Hale
and Mary Ramsaur. Some work
was done by friends at home
One hundred and sixty garments
were finished and sent to the
Belgians. Thanks to all.
Stockholders ts Meet. ,
The regular annual stockhold
ers meeting of the Patterson
Manufacturin j? Company will be
held in the oifice of the secretary
and treasurer. W. J. Swink,
next Wednesday afternoon at 2
o'clock. A - large, attendance of
the stockholders is expected as
there will be an! election of offi
cers, dividends will be declared
and other importanr business?.11 ov '- - .
transacted. ; -
Benjamin Franklin was ? a
winter and tva have often won-1
dered why hewas something
r . ' " ' " , . - , - 1
more than-the; average citizen;
Oonld it be possible that having
been bornon the 17th day of
January, same date of this hum.
ble scribe's birth, had anythiug
to do with it? . ' '
The American : Expeditionary
forces are now returning froml
France and other allied fronts at
-r-''T T" w
TT. S Tlifirin.rt.mAnf.r'AriXAKftr'lai
busy in an effort to find jobs for
these men. In some : sections I
this will be quite difficult and
the Service is anxious to get in
touch with those who are in need
neea iieiR arop .me 4eparimeDt ,
a lina t ?lmi hW T
and whatkind of -help you need.
B5tf.HMiM.-rv-. "itthipping iJoard here today.
' : to, wuric can find stnd v emnlov-1 ?r, v. , -t? - " -r"
ment at:the)biria Grove , Roller
OOntaqt wl threach Other?: j UBt '
laMp ;Landis: andiwreX
iiaciy no. one was eeriOtlBjy .
in j tired. - -v.", ' ';
! We we-e not in form fid mhI:
r 1 ntimeroha aRCid Anf a rftfnrf -: v
thBeims to be a coDeider'l. '
ible aifibnnt of rAlin... .
- ; , ? - r r-T':" -
employed id the handling o:
vrry one wouia maKe a prac
i H Observing ordinary
jareraud highway cqad
cclienta would : be red need
tb a ininininm- ' - " t ': ' :"
alisbary. Can Cftartti With . tt : Ltt
wasntngtonj. rjan. 15;r
qm poser of mneic leau
irummel, and all-rbtind jio
tety :manv of( SaliabhrySiff
ihaiged with y8tealibfir the
love of an, army bfficWawlfe-'
-Murphy, who' Is 'a
vr?;teran f;.the pn,B.KAt
can wirvailda!; iornjttjf ; memiy-l'
uer.Qiup:-etau;oxr a NWori.n;
i ayior, u; ov Ai'-wno alleges t-
that Marpby alienated tha
affectloDa 0 bls; wife.. Mrs
Maybelle , e Tay lorgalndt
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for absolute divorce Decern
.ber 23 iaet charging mjeccni
Captain Taylor alleges
that from November- last
he has been whollv denrivrid
of the affections, tsociety. and .
as&i stance ofjiis .wife in that
Mnrphy allured her away
from his home and that as a
result he has Buffered great
mental anguish and loss of
social Tepotation. '
Captain Murphy has been
served; .with a notice ' to an-
s wer the suit; Attorneys Ma
son N Rich ard son an Charles
S Shreve represented Cap
i Murpny us well Known in
TVoa flvar tWmnU
IAAUA Ulbl AaJ 11W1 111 fl. - " m '
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sfuuaiy U Jan jo. ; l ne
Pblsh government - Has provis
flfAnli ir 1.
"TW " i VC 7
aftm"! !!a10.n ' kUmnia ;
to brotect: the country from
Bolsheyiki; : according to a .
telegram, to to -
day. - v -The action was tafceh :
r.o D..t. '
dea' of, tithtmian Republic
KpBiuraaiij3 tiriKS3 kkshw.
v NewYork, Jan : 16. All ,c .
American ships J which were
requisitioned by; the United
States SfiiDDlhflf f Board d nr i
- 119J j tn thnlr nr. With ;
the exception Cf those actuals7
. -l:A,t - - vy ; "
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