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FOURTEEN
MONTHS
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THE FRONT
v An American Boy'$
: Baptism of Fir
Br
VILLIAM J. ROBINSON
Cepyrff at, Ultle, Browi ft Ce.
ijWucn he left the car he mounted the
rauttful horse that was waiting for
m, and, escorted by tbe guard, be
.'ifll. (till tft lIlA MlrtAUltn mtmJt T -
j ;jdo speech to the men, who were
Urnied up on tbe parnde, and he thank.
p thom for their loyalty and devotion
t 1 EiibIuihI lu her time of need,
f Jjl could only bear a few wordi of
j4s address, as I was stationed quite
(Valance away from him. As be fin-
;tlied the epeetb he saluted. Tbe fat
he King Mount.d tht Btautiful Here
That Was Waiting For Him.
fws threw their hats Into the air and
jfM'l out a mighty cheer. When this
ji'Sipi'iicd every horse on the prouud,
ipjiiiriiKiinu my own, stood right op on
iis hind logs and reached for the blue
:'Hi'it.-' above. .
iliIT,le kl"s wn" ,hrown ,n me way
Mpd sustained Injuries that weir rutber
iflumI'w ,0 "'e enthusiasm, and the
jft.liiKa visit ended, much differently
f 4 V.bun wast exported. '
m
CHAPTER XII.
i f ! . Last Day at the Front
lfPUB ,0,t c,Bnt:enient of any lm-
ponance that I was lu was tbe
$ ... big attack nt Loos lu September,
a a big utturk like this no ouc knows
4(;iii me couuumuiers just where the
uust In coming. Several attacks
jMre mMlo, and for all we knew ours
I jnight be the rcul ouc, or tbe real oue
ili;bt be twenty miles away from ua.
! It happened that at the time of tbe
rfest uttuck we were aliuogt sure that
ue big drive was comlug through ua.
'e were ordered to be ready to more
"at a moment's notice, and all prep
'irntlons were mado for a big shift
'iVbcn I lie uttack came we thought that
'e were ou our way at last, and every
bedy wns "counting, chickens."
There certainly was pime terrible
pchtliiK, and If all we were supposed
,:o do wos to keen the Germans iutee.
r 'Rrpd nil fitir frfmfr li'A .,..
ffi . c nwB cij PUv
ifvusfiil. Several tilings In this engage-
,mvut deserve meutlon, and among the
!'(irst la the famous charge of the Lon-
,au irisu. ,
t They had not been beard of very
I ;mucb up to tub time, but I don't think
Inhere are many who don't know of
Stliein now. They received orders to
Jake certain trenches nt a certain time,
nd pn the face of It the, thing looked
impossible. Tho odds were all against
tnetn, and they knew it, but there was
tutulng for It but to obey their orders.
I Nearly all the regiments have foot
sails With which they amuse them
selves while In rest camp, and when
Jthey go Into action these footballs are
Jtaken rluht along with them. When
Stbe whistle blew for the London Irish
:o charge they threw their footbafli
ver the parapet and made their charge
nhbllng tbe footballs In front of them
It was tbe most reckless, daredevil
bins I ever saw, and It accomplished
jibe Impossible for them. As I said,
by all rights the entire regiment should
hare been wiped out, aa the odds were
against them and they were running
right Into a death trap. The fact tbat
they went at it la such a devil may
care way aa to Joke and play with
footballs to tbe very face of certain
death broke the Germane' nerve, and
they gave way with practically ne re
sistance at all Instead of the reel
Tent being wiped out, as It should have
peeu. tbe men took tbe trenches with
oonder.l(ft H. wl wonderful
' I nave referred to Iba work of our
aeroplanes In various part of tola sto
ry, but I think that noDCombatacta
sometime fail to realize what an Im
portant and effectivo part the Boyal
Flying corps la playing In this war.
Aeroplanes themselves are still pretty
dangerous modes of locomotion, and
when It comes to running otber risks
for tbe sake of gaming Information or
Going material damage It needs a man
wbo does not know whaLtne slightest
ajuilm of fear Is and wbo la cool and
ready for action In the case of emer
gency to make a good military aviator.
We bave several aviators In our
squadrons wbo have mado big names
for themselves. Among them are Cap
tain Strange. IX 8. O.; Lieutenant
Hawker, V. C, D. 8. O., M. C, and
alao rtobert Lorraine, the popular ac
tor, who Is commonly known aa the
"actor-airman."
These three In particular bave dis
tinguished themselves on our little
front. Captain Strange bas a lume
foot, but he bas done some of tbe Quest
work of tbe war. In three days be de
stroyed three stations or big rail cen
ters Which were of eront Imnortanc
to the Germans. In each case be em
ployed tbe same methods. He Ocw
over tbe point he was aiming for.
stopped bis engine, did a uose dive to
within a few hundred feet of the
place, dropied his binb and got away
safely. Each time be came back with
the planes of his machine riddled with
bullets. It takes an awful lot of
nerve to 0 a thing like that.
Lieutenant Hawker was the terror of
the "Avatlks" and I an ben. and be bas
been known to fight three of tbeso big
machines single banded, destroying
two and putting the other one to flight
Mr. Hawker longed for a chance to
get mixed up with a Zeppelin, and on
oue occasion he -newly realized hla
wish.
It was a bright moonlight night last
summer when everything was as quiet
and peaceful as one could wish It to be.
A scattering rifle Are could be heard
from tbe trenches, but there was really
nothing doing at all. About 0 or 10
o'clock we heard tbe bum of an engine
away above us, and we thought, of
course, It was an aeroplane. As It
came nearer we realized tbat no aero
plane engine could make so much noise
aa that, aud very aoou word was pass
ed around tbat there was a Zepielln
above us.
Very few of us had ever seen a Zep
pelin, nnd we were more than strain
ing our eyes to catch a glimpse of this
one. Judging from tbe noise of tbe
engine, It seemed as though, the thing
kept circling around over our encamp
ment; but, try as bard as we could,
we were unable to catch sight of It
It bad not been over, us so ve,ry long
before we beard a motor engine start
up at the flying grounds, and word
came around that Lieutenant Hawker
was going up after It Soon we saw
an aeroplane shoot up over the tree
tops and commence to circle around,
gaining altitude every moment. It was
quickly lost to view, though, and soon
the engines of the Zeppelin could lie
beard, no longer, so we concluded tbat
It bad mado off. Lieutenant Hawker
flew until daylight; but, much to his
disappointment be failed to And the
Zeppelin.
Another aviator who became Taraoun
was Commander Bampson of the Royal
Naval Air Service. At the beginning
of tbe war he did so much damage
with bis aeroplane that a price was
put upon bis bead by the German au
thorities. We heard thut the sum of
1,000 was offered for Commander
Sumpsoii, dead or alive. This did not
make any difference to him so far as
hla work was concerned, and be did
Just aa much damage after the fact
became known as he did before. - '
Nor was bis activity confined to air
work. He bad ou armored car tbat be
used to go out In. and the excltlns
event of the day used to be to watch
Commander Sampson's return. He
seldom failed to bring back prisoners,
and the damage be did to tbe Germans
with tbe machine gun was fearful.
Last spring we had a new type of
aeroplane come out. and It was a beau
ty. Jt became known as the "British
Scout," and It was In this type of ma
chine that Lieutenant Hawker defeat
ed three big German battle planes. It
has a vcrv hlffb nowered. hlch unonl
engine and can pull right away from
any otber type of machine tbat flies.
It carries one man onlv. who rum tha
machine nnd works the gun too, so be
una his work cut out for blm.
Before I ever saw a bomb dropping
aeroplane In action I used to Imagine
that the bombs were dropped by hand.
m
:immmmmm
The Reglmontt Have Foot Balls With
Which to Amuse Themselves While
In Rest Camp,
k r t ti it- nrn aai nr
I was much surprised to And that nek
Is not tbe case. The bombs are bung
on little clips under the body of tbe
machine and are released by I foot
pedal arrangement. It la a much quick
er and less dangerous method.
Tbe bombs dropped, from the ma
chines vary In alia and weight, and
they run all tbe way from ten pounds
to one hundred pounds. Each bomb
bas a little propeller at tbe tail of It
Thla keeps the bomb nose down In fall
ing and Insures Ita binding on tbe per
cnsalon cap. Aa tbe bomb falls through
the air thla little propeller whirls at a
tremendous speed and makea tbe weird
est whlstllug noise one could Imagine.
During tbo aummer months a great
many air raids were made oq moon
light nights Tbe machines are prac
tically Invisible wben they reach any
great height, and tbey can get hack
home aud make tbelr landing without
Very great danger.
Wben aeroplanes are late comlug In
It is very luteresting to watch the
rockets being sent up to guide them
to their landing crounda. These rock.
ets ale of different colors and are sent
up at regular Intervals until the ma
chine Is either safely back or la given
np for lost Wbca tbe machine la s!gbt
ed and la circling down toward tbe
ground big flares are lighted, so as to
euable the aviator to pick bis epot for
landl. j. The whole thing Is scientif
ically arranged, and there are not many
accidents In this part of tbe work.
Oue of tho most daring parts of the
air work Is the dropping of spies be
hind the enemy's lines. 1 believe this
goes on on. both sides and in many
cases Is successful. The second time
1 was going on leave to England I bad
made arrangements to go with one of
our fellows from tbe flying corps. We
were to start on a Mondcy morning,
and on the Friday before he told me
that be was going to make bis last
flight before going to England on the
following morning, Saturday.
He started out at 4 o'clock Saturday
morning with a mun and a crate of
carrier pigeons In his machine, and .he
had orders to drop both behind the
German Hues and return to bis bead
quarters as qulcklj os possible.
TO HE CONTIXl'Ei),
A STITCH IN TIME.
Boone People Should Nat Neeject Tkeir
Kidney.
iNo kidney ailment is nnimnnr.
tant. Don't oveilook the slight
est lifickiM'hn or lirinnry irrppn
lnritv. Nature mav be waminrr
you of jOpprouchiiifi dropsy, gra
vel or Blight's tlisenap. kidney
disease id seldom fatal if treated
in time, uiit nefileet tuny pave the
way. ioii t neglect a lame oi
tctiinir t)fi;k auotlierdiv. Dun'i
ifruore jizv pplls. itieirultir or
discolored urine, headaches, went
iness or .!eiression. If von Icpi
vou need kidney h ip iie;in to
tie the ivlinble. tnno-tried reniH
dy.Doans Kidney Tills. For 50
years, uofin s imve heen founder
lecuve. budorseu by grateful
fieopie.
Doon Mundov. pniivnfer. X
Mn mi St., Lenoir. N. C. snv: Mi
Kidneys were tiiwdeicd und 1
:iii'i"ied from twins in inv lai:k
It whs html for me to htoon oi
iifnd m( liody. When a friend
icceomeiMied Donn s Kidney Tills
used some. One box removed
the iinii i- and fixed me in mind
i 1 ,. r
wipe.
J'rice f.Oc. at all dealers. Don't
inil.v as); for a kidney leinedy
4fi (loans Kidney Tills tin
-arne tlwit Mr. Almidav ha. nut
.idv recommended. ' I-'osior-Millburn
Co., Tiops., Uuffal.1,
ew loi K.
Kotici cl Service by Publication.
Vortli Curolinn, Wntauafonnty
In the Miueriur court. An!lili
(.'arroll nii'l hiiMhuncI B. F. Car
roll; Dura Wilcox and huhbanr)
Vance Wilfox; MinniH Miller
ainl inland 11. F. MiliT,
Fr. (1 IVi'HOtis, Wade i'arsons,
Mis. 1.1 istI I'anons. inin r:
Llo.Vii i'Hixius. i liffonl Pur-
eona, ami witV Sadie Parsons,
Mncloii.i PliilliLs and husband
II. H. Piiillips.
fh (I feiulants alt.ve named will
rake nonce that a summons in
Iu.''hIovp fiititlfd action was
Hniifiii r;irist. t il ilHi'ptidniiiH
n tl.e 2iMi iJav of Fob. 1918 hv
the C lerk of ih Hupfi ior Court
or uatana county, siato of
North Ciii-' lina, in the above en-nli-d
action for the i;iitili(Mi if
and, which suminoiiH is return
tble bel'r-.rr- tlio o cr!i of t In-super-orronrtof
unid county, at his
ffiep on the 22n l day of March
19 i8. Tliiuh'f.'ndarits will also
take notice that a petition has
'een fiJu. the puiniiffa fortbe
iartili( !i oi the lands described
") the petition in which both the
plain tilfo und defendants areten
ints iiKcommon at whinh time
i he deleudauts are lvquired to
ippear and answer or demur to
aid petition or the relief deinan
led will bo ernnted. This Feb.
25, 1918.
W, p. Farthing, C. S. 0.
LOVILL & liROWN, Att'j 8.
.' ; fotioe. '
North Carolina, Watauga county. Io
the Superior Court, spring term
1018. Frank L, Uenson vs belle
HeLSon.
The defendant above named will take
notice that an action entitled as a
bove lias been commenced lu the su
perior court of Watauga county by
tbe plaintiff against (be defendant
for divorce trom the bonds oftjmtrl
aony; and the paid defendant will
further take notice that lie is rcquir
i io appear ai t lie next teiui -or the
Watiii ga Bupurior Court to be held
on the ttrd Monday alter the first
vionuay in March. 1"18 at the court
house In said county, and answer or
Jemur tothecompl&iut in f aid action
r the relief therein naked will, be
granted. This Jan. 2!), 1918.
W. D. FAUTH1NU, 0. S. C.
Notice of Sekvioe by Tiu
lication. North Carolina, Watauga county. In
the Superior court, Ardelia Carroll
and bucbaiid 11. F. Carroll; Jiora
Wilcox and hnebniid Vance Wilcox
Minulf Miller aud huctirtiid H. F
Millir; M K. Honck nnd hulinnd
F. I . Houok; J. M. M Quire; Laur v
Dnvir hiiU uurbAnd K. ei. Davis VS
Fied Pa sons. Wade Parsons, Mrs.
llojd Parsons, Clifford PartouN,
bihI wifu &idlo' l'a.ius; .Maelor'a
' Xlllpenud busbaud 11. 11. Phil
Hps.
il.u dnfetidanls above iinmed will
take notice that, a sum mens In the
-ib. w entitled net It u wj a ie.u(l u
gainst nn.Ul iIrpi.Hi.t.
lay of February 1018 by the clerk of
fbc superior a urt for Watauga co.
State ul iNortll Cnrol. nn In tliu nt
eutitlwl action for the partition ol
lar d, which summons Is returnable
iirlore the clerk of the superior 30itrt
of said county at bis office on the
nu uay oi uarcn ia!8. Tne defend
HlltS Will alio tnkA nntino tliof nnfl
tion haa been filed by tbe plaitiliffa
for the partlliou of the lands desorib
-d lu the petition in which both tha
plaintiffs and defendants in
in o-iinmon nt which time the defend
ants ere r quired to appear and an
swer or demur to said petition or the
relief'ilctiianded will be granted.
iuis reoruary as, ma,
W. D. Fartihxq, C. S. C.
Uvill & Brown, Attorneys,
DR. ALFREO W. DUU
RYR HPPrill 1ST
yTO SEE BETTER
aL. 17 Yesr's Experience
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MARTiM BLOCK, LEKOIR, N. C7
If yon fat It from DTLA. It'H All Klutit. I
LENSES GROUND & DUPLICATED
Repair Dep'L Box 127 Charlotte, N. C.
Was a
Mrs. F. M. Jones, of
Palmer, Okla., writes j
"From the time I en
tered into womanhood
... I looked with dread
from one month to the
next f suffered with my
back, and bearing-down
pain, until life to me was
s misery. 1 would think
I could not endure the
pain any longer, and I
gradually got worse. . .
Nothing seemed to help
me until, one day, . . ,
I decided to
TAKE
The Woman's Tonic
"I look four bottles,"
Mrs. Jones goes on to
say, "and was not only
greatly relieved, but can
truthfully say that 1 have
not a pain. . .
" It has now been two
years since I took Cardui,
and I am still iu good
health. . . I would ad
vise any woman or girl
to use Cardui who is a
sufferer from any female
trouble."
If you suffer pain caused
from womanly trouble, or
if you feel the need of a
good strengthening tonic
to build up your run-down
system, take the advice
of Mrs. Jones. Try Car
dui. It helped her. We
believe it will help yon.
AD Druggists
Hfll
Misery
Children Cry
The Kind You Have ilways Bought, and which hat been
in uso f or over over 30 years, has borne the signatur of
Allow
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good " are but
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Infants and Children Experienco against Experiment.
Wjiat is CASTORJA
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neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. It
ttge is its guarantee. For more than thirty yean it has
been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; .-Haying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
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Bears the
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Tho Kind You Have Always Bought
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For Government of Employes Only.
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. NOTICE.
North CiiroHna. vTatanttaCoi.ty,In
the Superior Conn, Huperlor Court
sPrilK 'fin, 1018. W. J. Thomaa
vs. Ida ThoruiH.
The defendant above named, will take
notice that a summons in the above
entitled action wa h-suetl aKainstthe
ald defendant on tbe 24th dny of
Jannnrv IQ1K .nj -j'..
1 we1 by tl", 8h,"',tr. defeii.iHfit not
uo lounu iii me county of Watin
"i affidavit, having bei-u filed by
W. J. Thninm eaUi... t..t u .1.
femlant cm uot, after due dlll.-enue
be found in he S.ate of orth t aro
itna, oald ennxe of aotiou bfins; for
divorce of the bonds of luatriuTony.
Defendant is lieroby t otifted to ap
iw?1 ,the "eit nu of the Superor
toe 24th day of March, 1818, fo An
swer or demur to the eoumlah.t in
jaid cause, or judgement will be eo
ill?
III!
the 11th day of February, 1018.
W. D. FARTHING, O. 8. O.
Children Ory
FOR FLETCHER'S
CASTOR! A
FOLEY KIDNEY PIUS
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