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53 MORE MEN
Tazewell County Will Make Fur?
ther Addition to The Greatest
Army That Ever Gave Bat?
tle For Cause of Free?
dom and Justice.
In response to the call for fifty
three white men for training at Camp
Lee, the Local Hoard for Tazewell
County has issued calls for the fol?
lowing men to be in Tazewell Mon?
day, the 24th, ready for entrainment
for the camp:
Jas. Truby Lambert, West. Graham
Martin L. Bowling, No. Tazewell.
John C. Heldreth, Tazewell.
Barney Quinley, Vicco.
Lee Helmandollar, Shradcra.
Charles G. Christian, Harmnn.
Charlie Farmer, Pocahontas.
Win. Eli Lockhart, Pounding Mill.
Wm. J. Tiller, West Graham.
Hoheit Baldwin, Riehlands.
Charles R. L. Cruey, Indian.
Arthur W. Lawson, Graham.
Gco. C. Bourne, Grutton .
Seldon C. Lambert, Burke's Garden.
Charles T. Boone, Canebrake.
Chas. M. Beavers, Newhall, W.Va.
Taylor Addison, Harry Smith
Morris Magrill, Pocahontas.
Andy Clapp, Pocahontas.
Eugene Johnson, BluePicld.
Victor II. Lewis, Tazewell.
Charles .1. Gibson, Pocahontas.
Robert Ed. Simpson, Graham.
Sid Harry, Graham.
Lee Lambert, Bandy.
Jesse M. Rye, Pocahontas.
Walter S. McGlothlin, Richlinds.
C. Abner Miller, Pocahontas.
Jas. R. Kinder, Tazewell rfd.
Charles G. McGlothlin,, Cedar Bluff
Robert M. Crabtrec, Gratton.
Robert A. Pack, Red Ash.
Levi Jesse Yates, Nor. Tazewell.
Robert L. Hoops, Dearborn, Mich.
Isaac Osborne, Wardell, Va.
Clinton Farmer, Cedar Bluff.
John C Whitt, Cedar Bluff, rfd.
Grovcr Campbell, Richlands.
Ballard N. Short, Red Ash.
Roy A. Thompson, Tazewell.
Paul R. Yost, Gratton.
Wilk O. West, Berwind, W. Va.
Archie P. McKenry, Charleston.
Sylvester Blankenship, Richlands.
Paris Deskins, Raven.
Walter S. Patrick, Indian.
Abb Lambert, Pounding Mill.
Samuel Clark, Sullivan, W. Va.
Adam S. Tabor, Falls Mills.
Wm. P. Hager, Tazewell, rfd.
Jas. M. Moore, Graham.
Bryant Wr. Burnett, Tazewell.
John Carl Whitt, Paint Lick.
Otto Herald, Pocahontas.
Charles S. Dalton, Richlands.
James Dawson, Richlands.
Jos. E. Whitt, Cedar Bluff.
A very Dunsford, Harmon.
James B. Hays, Richlands.
Henry A. Jones, Horsepen.
Geo. T. Baumgardner, Asbcrry's. j
Lorenzo P. McGlothlin, Raven.
Willie G. French, West Graham. I
Graham Denny, Elk Garden.
Walter T. Rye, Pocahontas.
COLORED MEN TO CAMP LEE.
The following colored men entrain?
ed for Camp Lee Wednesday evening:
Ben Worley, Samuel P. William?
son, Fcss Thompson, Lacy George,
Charlie Barns, Arthur Johnson, Clar- 1
ence W. Goodmnn, Andrew Morehcad,
Walter J. Ward, Clarence Charlton.
Volunteers For Hampton.
The following colored men were
sent to Hampton Industrial Institute
last Saturday for training along me?
Frank Carrol, Warren Carroll, John
Holley, Simon Holley, Trevalyn Nash.
These men are from the best colored
families in the county, and will be
heard from in the army.
"The Birth of a Nation" is riot an
attack on the negro. It is a merciless
exposure of the methods of Thad
deus Stevens and his gang of carpet?
"Adventurers swarmed out of the
North, as much the enemies of one
race as the other, to cozen, beguile
and use the negroes. * * * The white
men were aroused by a mere instinct
of self-preservation?until at last
there sprung into existence a great
Klu Klux, a veritable Empire of the
South, to protect the Southern coun?
try."?From Woodrow Wilson's "His?
tory of the American People."
RESIDENCE FOR RENT.
The brick residence, 10-rooms, large
lot, of Mrs. Bessie Hopkins, is for
rent?a desirable residence. Address
HOARD PASSED THIS ORDER
A FEW DAYS AGO.
Bo it resolved by the Board of
Supervisors of Tazewell County that
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars
(#500.00) he, und the same is hereby,
set aside out of the county levies,
out of which this Board will pay
rewards to any person, including
officers, for the capture of any
illicit still and apparatus used in
connection therwith in operation nt
the time of such capture in Tazewell
County, or which has recently there?
tofore been operated in this county,
in the manufacture of ardent spirits,
and delivery of the same to the she?
riff of this county, at the county
seat, and for the conviction of the
person of persons guilty of unlaw?
fully operating same; such reward
not to exceed the sum of fifty dol?
lars in connection with ony one still,
one-third of which reward shall be
payable as soon as the still and appa?
ratus therewith uro captured and
delivered to the sheriff as aforesuid
and proof thereof duly made to this
board, and the remaining two-thirds
thereof shall be payable upon con?
viction of the person or persons
guilty of operating same. Claim to
any reward or part thereof here
under shall be made and filed with
this Board nt the first rcgulur
monthly meeting nfter the happening
of the event justifying such claim,
and the filing of such claim at such
meeting shall be a condition prece?
dent to the recovery of such reward
or part thereof.
This order shall take effect from
and after the twenty-second (22nd)
day of June, 1918, and is passed
under the pursuant to an act of the
General Assembly of Virginia, ap?
proved March ICth, (Acts of 1018,
1 addition to the above reward the
new prohibition law provides that
officers seizing a still and making
arrest of the person operating the
same shall be entitled to a fee of
fifty dollars on conviction to bo
taxed as costs of the case and paid
by the defendant. If the defendant
should fail to pay this fee of fifty
dollars he can be held in jail or
worked on the county roads for a
period of three months. This will in
practically every case cause the pay?
ment of the fifty dollars reward by
thedefondant, on conviction.
The two rewards of fifty dolars,
each, provided by the above laws
should be an inducement to officers
putting forth every effort possible to
rid Tazewell County of moonshine
The new law also makes in unlaw?
ful for any person to have in his
possession any still or a:?y part of
the apparatus ordinarily used in
connection with a still unless it is
registered with the Prohibition Com?
missioner at Richmond and a permit
secured from him. There are several
stills in Tazewell County being kept
as souvenirs, but the possession of
such stills will be unlawful after
June 22nd. These persons should
either destroy such stills or;elsc have
them registered with the Prohibition
Commissioner and get his per mis?
sion to keep them.
After Juno 22nd all automobiles
vehicles, etc. carrying ardent spirits
contrary to law will be forfeited to
the State, and a fee of ten dollars is
allowed to the officer making arrest
and capturing the automobile or other
RED CROSS CONTRIBUTIONS
FROM COLORED PEOPLE.
Julia Warren's contributions to the
Red Cross fund amoOntcd to $3(!.f)0,
contributed by the persons named be?
S1.00 Contributors ? Mrs. Mary
Nash, Mr. Will Nash, Mrs. Agnes
Ward, Mrs. Julia Warren, Miss Jena
Witten, Miss Edmonia Warren, Miss
Belle Holley, Mrs. Sabra Horton,
Miss Louise Horton, Miss Glndys Car?
roll, Mrs. Henrietta Campbell, Mrs.
Lyda Warren, Mr. Felix Warren,
Mrs. Martha King, Mrs. Annie Pax
ton, Mis. Sarah Dempsoy, Mr. Blanc
Viney, Miss Georgie Warren, Mrs.
Louise Craig, Mrs. Retta Holley, Mr.
Gus Cecil, Mr. .Walter Smith, Mrs.
Maggie Cecil, Mrs. Henrietta Wat
kins, Mr. Ned Hedrick, Mrs. Sallie
Witten, Mrs. Barbara Bandy, Miss
50c Contributions ?' Mrs. Sallie
Smith, Mrs. Malinda Floyd, Mts. Fan?
nie Bogle, Mr. Sam R. Thompson,
Mrs. Mary A. Thompson, Mr. Joe
Morris, Mrs. Maggie Morris, Mrs.
Mollie Heath, Mrs. Lola Pnxton.
25c Contributions ? Mrs. Annie
Moore, Mrs. Louise Peery, Mrs. Ma?
linda Gibson, Mrs. Virginia Floyd,
Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Valira
Thompson, Mrs. Organ King, Mrs.
Frankic Kinkus, Mrs. Rachel Hor?
ton, Mrs. Jnnc Smith, Mrs, Rosa Peo?
ples, Miss Alice Peoples, Mrs. Ma?
Send matter for the paper not lat?
er than Wednesday if possible. Later
than this mny compel us to lay the
matter over for next issue. All mat?
ter for the paper, to insure insertion,
should be in the office on Wednesday.
Mr. Ernest L. Lewis, son of Mr.
anil Mrs. Geo. W. Lewis, of Tazewell,
'ami Miss Cora Kelton, of Morristown,
i Tennessee, were married at the lat?
ter pluce last Tuosilay. Ma-, and Mis.
Lewis are expected to reach their
home in Tazewell the latter part of
this week. Mr. Lewis was accom?
panied to Morristown by his sister
and brother. Miss Ada Lewis and
Mr. Robert Lewis, and nlao by Mr.
Lane Ireson, of Bluefield.
JAS. P. PENDLETON DEAD.
James French Pendleton, son of
Col. Win. C. Pendleton, of Marion,
died at his home in Richmond Mon?
day night, after a short illness from
meningitis. Tho remains were taken
to Marion, where funeral and inter?
ment took place. For a number of
years the deceased had been confiden?
tial secretary to the postmaster of
Richmond, where his ability and hon?
esty was highly regarded.
He is survived by his father and a
number of brothers and sisters. Mrs.
G. M. St. Cluir, a sister living in this
town; Mrs. Conrad Tynes, of Blue
field, and Mrs. Stillic Turpin, of Bed?
ford, were present at the funeral and
burial in Marion, as was also Mr. G.
M. St. Cluir, of this town.
HERE THIS WEEK
The Sunday School convention of
the New Lebanon Association con?
vened in the Baptist church here on
Wednesday morning at 10:30. Three
sessions were held on Wednesday. The
convention adjourned on yesterday at
1? noon, after an interesting session.
Mr. J. M. Newton, President of the
convention, presided. Miss Cullie
James, of Graham, was elected secre?
tary. The program as published in
this paper last issue was carried out.
The following ministers were pres?
ent: Rev. H. S. Mabic, pnstor of the
First Baptist Church, of Bluefield;
Rev. W. R. Rickman, pastor of the
Rapt ist church at Pocahontas; Rev.
J. Taylor StitiBon, Baptist pnstor at
Lebanon; Rev. Mr. Corr, of Buchanan
county, and the pastor of the Baptist'
church here, Rev. T. H. Campbell.
Resides these, there were delegates
and visitors?Prof. R. A. Henderson,
President of the Baptist Mission
School, of Buchanan county; Mr. O.
F. Chapman, Superintendent of the
Sunday School of the First Baptist
church, of Bluefield; W. C. Grigsby,
of Lebanon; Prof. J. C. Hockelt, jr.,
field secretary for Southwest Vir?
ginia and a number of lady dulugates
and visitors: Mrs. H. S. Mabic, Mrs.
J. T. Stinson, Mrs. W. S. Phclps, Miss
Dora Thornhill, Mrs. B. 11. Stegar,
Mrs. Cecil Lilly, and Miss Helen Ma?
ine, Mr. Lambert, of Nemours, and
H. W. Riddle. The meeting adjourn?
ed yesterday, after a profitable and
pleasant session. The addresses, as
a rule, were well prepared and listen?
ed to with close attention. The time
and place of next meeting will be
fixed by the executive committee.
Incidents of the Convention.
A number of those attending the
convention motored to the home of
Mr. G. II. Reynolds Wednesday after?
noon and were much interested in
looking over the form of fine blue
grass, good crops and fine cuttle. The
visitors were charmed with the line
gardens and crops they saw every?
Rev. and Mrs. Stinson's car "buck?
ed" on the road from Russell, which
bucking delayed the preacher several
hours. He didn't have time to wash
his face and hands before coming to
church?a fact that no one noticed
until he called attention to it.
The editor and his family were hon?
ored and much delighted in having as
guests Dr. Maine, his good wife and
interesting daughter, Miss Helen. For
the time being were inclined to wink
just a little at brother Hoover and
put both butter and preserves on our
biscuits. Sister Mabie it was noticed,
put buttermilk in her coffee, through
mistake of course, but refused to have
the cup changed, intimating that she
rather liked buttermilk in her coffee.
Maybe so, as cream is very high in
Wednesday evening sister O'Kceffc
was cnlled out. Of course she re?
sponded. She believes in "prepared?
ness." She said the brethren failed to
"strike they keynote." She proceed?
ed to strike it. She said the respon?
sibility of failure in Sunday school
attendance and work was due to the
indifference or carelessness of the fa?
thers and mothers. They started their
children off on Sunday morning, in?
stead of taking them to the Sunday
School. Sister O'Keeffe was "feeling
fine' nnd spoke out so that everybody
could hear what she said, which was
not true of a number of other speak?
ers by a long shot.
Mr. Newton, the President of the
convention, has three sons in uniform.
One is in France, one in the aviation
corps, Pensacola, Fla., and one, the
youngest, at West Point.
ADMISSION: Lower Flo
performance, 55 cents an
A series of Wild Klu Klux ride:
a county for a day. * * Night
tie secnes. * * Wonderful arti
real shells?costing ?80 apicc?
KGINIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 19
BUY WAR STAMPS
Vigorous Drive to Re Made in
Tazewell County ? Speaking
Dales Announced For June
23rd and 301 h.
The War Savings Stamps drive in
Tazewell County will be pushed with
all vigor by the county organization.
Every section of the county has been
organized and the leaders nrc ready
to begin the campaign in which the
people will be asked to pledge them?
selves to buy War Savings Stamps
and practice economy that our over?
seas forces may be amply provided
for and the people at home taught
thrift and economy.
On next Sunday and the Sunday
following there will be patriotic ad?
dresses delivered in every section of
the county. The following appoint?
ments have been announced:
Sunday, June 23.
It. O. Crockett at Pounding Mill at
11 a. m., and Paint Lick at 3:30 p. m.
J. W. Chapman, Cove Creek ut 11
tt. m., and Shawvsrs Mills at 3:30 p.
Sunday, June 30.
Tuzewoll?T. S. Hamilton, et -l p.
E. Ii. Groover and H. E. Kelso at
Pocahontas at 11 n. m., and Graham
at 3:30 p. m.
C. R. Brown, at Wiltons Mills at
3:30 p. m., and Tip Top at 11 a. m.
W. 11. Werth at Tip Top ut 11 a.
m. and Wittens Mills at 3:30 p. m.
A. C. Buchanan, at Cedar Bluff at
11 a. m., ami Steelsburg at 3:30 p. m.
A. S. Greever at Cedar BlufT at 11
a. m. and Steelsburg at 3:30 p. m.
T. J. Munsy ami J. N. Harmaii at
Richlands. (Hours of speaking to
be arranged by Richlands committee).
V. L. Sexton at Falls Mills at 11 a.
W. ('. Thompson at Man 's Knob, at
all day picnic.
Ceo. C. Peery and T. C. Bowcn at
Bnrke's Calden at II a. m.
G. W. DOAIC,
LOCAL BOARD PASSING On
The local selective service board
has been in session all week, consid?
ering the question of rc-clasaiflcntion
of certain registrants, and also pass?
ing upon the question of what is es?
The Board has concluded that men
engaged as clerks generally are in
non-essential employment,'unless they
are owners und proprietors of the bus?
iness in which they are engaged, re?
gardless of dependents, unless it be
shown to the hoard that, excessive
hardship is imposed by such judg?
ment. There are a large number of
young men in Tazewell county who
are effected by the order, and who will
have to seek other employment than
that, in which they are now engaged.
A list of the men who are declared
to be engaged in non-essential em?
ployment will be published next week.
The board has lately received a
number of nnonymous letters from
cowards, afraid to sign their names,
and desire that these gentlemen (?)
be informed that such communica?
tions are given no consideration
whatever, and only serve to increase
increase the size of trash in the wnste
i who said we could |
$ not ruili) ships? T
?? Director-General Schwab of H
'.'. the Emergency Fleet Corpora- ..
?? tion, is enthusiastic over the JJ
progress being made at the va- ..
.. rious shipyards.
"Just think of it," he said, the "
United States Government is ..
?? turning out each day two ships "J
Jj of an average tonnage of 0,000.
-? That is whut I call going aome! ??
i Now, don't say that i have done * J
X. all this. Give credit to the men ..
?J- in the ranks and to those higher jj
V up for work before I got on the
"Every man, woman and child ..
? ? in the United Slates will be ??
|* gratified to .know what will be \\
done at Hog Island. Think of it! ..
?? Fifty-two keels have been lnid J|
and the completed ships will be- I!
?j- gin to slip from the ways by ??
;? Jan. 1. Less than a year ago "
this plant was a swamp. The -?
?? genius of the American people "
la truly wonderful and the Ger
? ? mans didn't know it." ??
irth of a I
> June 22 Nig
or, Matinee Performance I
i $1.10. War tax included.
- 'llr- * - ;" ?
s about "the birth.of a *
i thnt commandeered 1 of !trenehes?thou
photography of bat-' tually is." ? * *
llery duels in which the Public Pictur
!?were used. Miles photography.
REMARKABLE ANIMAL PICTURE
Practically every human emotion is
touched on in this Dim?"The Masque
of Life"?love, hatred, jealousy, self
sacrifice and the tragedy of death are
all represented. While in the spectac?
ular scenes there are some of a burn?
ing menagerie, whore fifty lions are
trapped in a fiery inferno, are among
the most remarkable of animal pic?
tures; the acting of Pete, the monk?
ey with human intelligence, is truly
wonderful, and if anyone fails to be
thrilled by the scenes on top of the
300 foot chimney, where the heroine
battles with the monkey for the life
of a reel baby?while far below can
be seen the anxiously waiting crowd,
they need dynamite to arouse them.
The Tazcwell Motor Company is
installing an up-to-date gas tank on
the curb. They say if the public will
stund by them they will keep a truck
on the rund and if there is any gas in
Bluelield, Tnsewell people will have
it. Unless they sell n large quanti?
ty of gas they cannot nfford to keep
this truck; it would be too expensive
TAZEWELL MOTOR CO.
COUNCIL OF DEFENSE
TO MEET SUNDAY P.M.
To the members of the County Coun?
cil of National Defense:
There will be a meeting of the
Tnzewell County Council of National
Defense on Sunday afternoon, June
23rd, at 1 o'clock in the Court House
at. Tnzewell. The meeting was culled
for Sunday so as to not interfere with
our practical work for National De?
fense on which each of you should be
engaged every day in the week.
You who are members of this coun?
cil should receive your commission
from the Governor within a short
time. You are urgently requested to
be present at. this meeting as many
important questions will be taken up
among them being the proper celebra?
tion of the Fourth of .Inly, and as the
time is short we must move quickly.
The appointment of un executive
committee will be taken up.
The National Council of Defense is
engaged in formulating a plan for
the co-ordination of all war activities
and the action of the Stale Council
along these lines und the plan so fai?
ns acted upon by the Stale Council
explained by loiter from the qxocu- |
live Secretary of our State Council. |
May we not count on you being :
W. G. O'Brien, Secy.
If Henry Ford passed thru Tn/.e
well und told you to use White Star
Oil in your car you would do just
whnt he said. He is too busy making
Fordson tractors and submarine chil?
lers to leave Detroit, but be does
have his chemists recommend that
every Ford owner should use White
Star Oil. For sale by
TAZEWELL MOTOR CO.
OUR MOUTAIN TRIP.
On Saturlday night before the filli
Sunday in this month I will preach at
Liberty. On Sunday at 12 o'clock, 1
will preach on the mountain top,
where wu hail service lust year.
We hope to make this u great day.
You are cordially invited. Please
come and enjoy the occasion with ub.
Bring lunch with you.
W. C. THOMPSON.
HELP SAVE THE CROPS.
Never before in the history of Uie
country has the prospect for a greal
crop been so bright, but there is a
great shortage of labor and unless
some means is devised to take care
of these crops a great Ioms will result.
Something must be done and done
quickly. We would like to have an
expression from the farmers at once
and ask that as many aa posBible be
in town next Snturday to talk the
L. A. TYNES,
Chairman Labor Committee.
To the public:
Please take notice that A. R. Johns
is not an employee of the State Ex?
ecutive Committee Y. M. C. A.; that
his connection with uh ended Decem?
ber 1st, 1917; that we are in no wise
responsible for any of his transact ions
and that any representations made by
him of connection with un since above
date are not true.
STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Y. M. C. A., By J. A. Pleasants,
tinee, 2:30 p. m.
50 cents and $I.OO. Night
sands of fighters?"War a& it Ac
Twelve Thousand feet of film in
e represent 140,000 feet of actual
METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY.
Sunday School at 10 a, m. At the
preaching BOrvico in the evening the
pastor will preach on "A Little Man
Who Was Bigger Than Some Folks
Thought." This service begins at.
8:30 promptly. This is considerably
before dark. Please keep the hour iii
HUC11 E. KELSO, Pastor.
SALE OP VALUABLE TIMBER
The undersigned Trustee will, on
the 20th day of July, P.MH, at the
front door of the Court House of
Tuzowell County, Virginia, sell, at
public out cry, to the highest bidder
371 l-'J acres of land, situated on
Nindy's Brunch, in Nyes Cove, Tazc
well County, Virginia, for cash suf?
ficient to pay cost of sale and balance
upon n credit of one and two years
in equal payments, with interest,
from date of sale. For further infor?
mation see legal notice posted.
jun.21-1 W. O. BAUNS, Trustee.
Save ?Buy Thrift. Stamps.
Peace Crank - You agree with me
that wo should not humiliate Ger?
Tommy (from the Somme)?I do,
sir! What 1 say is shoot 'er crown
prince, 'ang the Kaiser, blow 'er
blinkin' ships out of the water, dis?
band 'er army, break 'er up into small
States, refuse to trade with 'er on any
conditions, hut?don't 'umiliutu 'er.
Save -Buy Thrift. Stamps.
Save? Buy Thrift Stamps.
Pete Montebcllo, the monkey star,
in "The Masque of Life" at the New
Theatre Monday night.
Save Buy Thrift Stamps.
William Wonlherly and Rondu Ra?
gen, white men, who failed to an?
swer qucKtiounirroH submitted by the
local board, were attested on Itie;
Cieek Ir.st week by Constable Daw
sou. and wero brought, lo Tazewell ,
lad week, and later taken lo Camp I
Lei-, where they were turned uver to I
ib' i illitnry nutlioril lea,
Save Buy Thrift Slumps.
Tin- New Theatre has booked "The
German Curse in RuiiHiu," an oilicinl
war Ulm, for July 4th.
Save - Buy Thrift Slumps.
Master Firiloy Tynes, son of Dr. A. i
L. TyilCS, of Hlavlnlon, is in Tazewell.]
He will pump uir und gas for the i
Tazewell Motor Co. this summer, lie
is some bond salesman, lie has won
the medal twice for selling more
bonds (hau any other Scout in the
Stale. Hi- stands 33rd in the United
Save Buy Thrift Slumps.
Stuart Whit ley, and Beverly While,
members of the I) .S. Naval Reserve
forces, are at. their homes this week
on furlough. Whilley is stationed at
Norfolk, and White in New York, at?
tached lo the largest, passenger ves?
sel afloat, on which he has made two
trips to foreign soil with a cargo of
soldiers. In the two trips more sol
dirs were carried to France than the
total population of Tazewell county.
Schwab grain cradles and cradle
lingers for sale by Tazewell Supply
Sergeant W. II. Nixon, of the avia?
tion corps, located at Charlotte, N.
C., and Miss Ola Gray, of Roanoke,
were married at the latter place on
Wednesday. They ore now at. the
home of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. L.
K. Nixon, at Cedar Blutf. A reception
was tendered the bridal party yester?
day, and was attended by Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Repass, of this city.
AT RADFORD NORMAL.
Misses Elizabeth St. Clair, Barbara
Brittain anil Bonnie Barrett, of this
county, have entered the Bedford Nor?
mal for the. summer session.
Save?Buy Thrift Stamps.
* What Iladford Thinks of *
* "The Birth of a Nation." *
* _ *
* E. Radford, Va., June 18. *
* P. T. Witten, Tazewell, Va. *
* Birth of Nation played *
* here today. Pleased both *
* white and colored.
W. M. DELP, *
* Mayor of Radford. *
* ******** **
Five thousand Scenes, 18,00(
Tho biggest; btlttlo ofi the ci
Cities built up and then t
Ford's Theatre, Washing
smallest detail for the Lint
$1.50 PER YEAR
And American Soldiers Arc Be?
tween German Army and the
French Channel Ports?Ital?
ian Front Active Again.
The- .situation on the western front,
whore the armies of Germany and the
Allies have been in mortal combat for
months, is getting daily. The Ger?
man army has been unable to make
progress towards Paris or the chan?
nel ports since the arrival of tho
American army in Prance in sulllcient
force to be felt. The correspondents
on the western front, slate that the
Am orican soldiers have been mussed
between the Germans nnd the chan?
nel ports, which, of course, means that
the army of the Crown Prince will
hull when it strikes these soldiers
Tho Austrians, under pressure of
Germany, have mailt! a feeble effort
to push (he Italian army further back
which offort has likewise proven a
failure. The reports from Austria
are most encouraging for a revolution
in Hint empire. Neutrul statements
are to the effect that the food situa?
tion bus become so critical the people
will stand the war no longer, und uro
ready (o revolt.
German Shock Troops Met With Mur?
With the French Army in France,
June 10.? l.nrge units of German
shock troops which hud been concen?
trated on the western side of Rheims,
between Vrigny and OrncH, nnd which
went over tu assault last night, were,
met with such awful lire from (he
French defense (lint they WOI'O nimble
In make the slightest progress. They
Hulforod such hisses niter trying lime
after lime tu reach (he French posi?
tions I bat only u few of the attackers
were able lo return to their own lines.
When the Germans launched their
attack on Ithoilns their intention was
lo deal n luavy counter blow to com?
pensate for their failure to eapturo
Conipicguc. Forty Ihousnnd troops
pai I ii I pa lei I in the assault along' the
mini extending from Vrigny Plateau
lo Sillery, with orders lo carry the
city al nil costs, They met with dis?
At every point I hey were repulsed
with heavy losses. In u most gallant
mnniior the French troops prevented
the enemy from scoring even :m
To l!.list of Rheims the Gor?
nuiiiii ut. first made some advance,
but were soon thrown back to their
original positions, and a connlderable
number of them were taken prisoners.
At noon today the gunfire was
Mlil very heavy, but the attack limy
for thu moment be regarded us a
complete defeat for the attacking
"MASUUE OF I.U K," A SPECTAC?
ULAR FILM NOVELTY.
Those who want lo see a lllm that
is absolutely different und novel must
be sure la go to the New Thotro on
Monday, where "The Miisque of Life"
a tremendous seven-reel spectacle, will
be shown for two duys. It is tho most
startling and unusual combination of
romance, hate, tragedy, mother love,
lien It throbs, laughs and tears thai
could be Imagined, und it truly has
unaccountable thrills. The Illings that
most people talk about, in the picture
is (he. work of Pele Moiltobullo, the
monkey star, who provides so much
of the excitement. One of Iiis stunts
is to climb to the top of the Hill) foot
lall chimney with U real live baby
under his arm. At the top of this
chimney there, is a thrilling fight be?
tween the monkey und the heroine of
the story, who goes up the chimney
on a guide rope lo rescue the child.
With the roofs of the city plainly vis?
ible below and the always imminent
danger of baby, girl or monkey going
down into the stunting chimney, this
is a scene that makes every audience
hold its breath.
Tremendous expense was incurred
in making the spectacular scenes big?
ger than anything even done before
and the huge success of the film dur?
ing ii long run at the Park Theatre,
New York, proved the popularity of a
picture which entettaiiiB and thrills
without preaching any Bormon or
touching on forbidden subjects. "Thu
Masque of Life" is clean.
We invite your special attention to
the W. S. S. uds. that appear in this
paper todav. They are contributed by
public spirited cili/ens of the town.
They are prepared by experts nnd
are worth perusing.
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