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NO. 27. 'v
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Secretary McAdoo, u n-d e r
date o! March 26. authorized the
following statement:
"The Secretary of the Treasu
ry, in a conference with Mr. Kit
chin, chairman of the ways ami
means committee, today outlin
ed his plan for the third Liberty
loan. Actual expenditures of the
United States (Government and
of the Allied Governments hav
ing been less than had been indi
cated by the estimates, the am
ount of the next loan will be on
ly Three Bi lion Dollars, the
right being reserved to allot over
"The Secretary will ask au
thority from Congress to issue
bonds bearing interest at the
rate of i per centum per annum
acceptable at par and accrued in
terest in payment of United
States inheritance taxes and
having the benefit of a sinking
fund of 5 per centum per annum
during tbe eriod of the war and
for one year thereafter,
"It is the belief of the Sec reta
ry that the rate now proposed is
sufficient and that by restric
tion ol unnecessary capital is
sues, by inducing the people who
subscribe for' Liberty Bonds to
save and keep them for invest
ment, and by purchases with tbe
sinking fund from those who find
themselves compelled to sell, fu
ture increases in the interest rate
may be avoided.
"In order to put an end to the
expectation of higher interest
rates it is proposed that the con
version privilege shall beelimina
ted from tbe new bonds but the
holders of Liberty bonds of all
existing issues will be given an
opportunity to convert their
bonds into the i per centum
, bonds.
In, addition to the foregoing
principal items of the proposed
program Congress will be asked
for authority to issue bonds to
the amouut of about four billion
five huudred million in addition
to (those now authorized in or
. der to provide for future issues,
for authori ty to make addition
al loans to the Allied Govern
ments during the summer, and
.for authority ti dp.sit income
and excess pro tils taxe. with
National State Hanks andTrust
Companies throughout the Uni
ted States in the same manner
as the proceeds of Liberty Bonds.'
The Secretary added "l am
'sure that tr-eThird Liberty Loan
with the same loyalty and en thu
siasra that"' characterized their
support of the first two loans.
' 1 he great events now happen
ing in France must fire the sou
of every American with a new
determination to furnish all the
dollare and all the material re
, sources of America that are need
ed to put Hn end to the execra
ble atrocities of German Milita
rism. Defeat faces the Kaiser
Let uk hasteu it by asserting A
mericae ought with increased
vigor in concert with our gal
laut comrades."
- To this end and with this pur
pose in view, this ii the time to
; give the War Savings Stamp
campaign) a .remendong boost.
; Not what yon canafford to do
but how. much you can afford
not to do Ashoville Times. -
The harder the Germans drive
bn the battle line, the bigger
drive wjp ought to be making o
ver here for War Saving Stamps
and Liberty Bo3sEvey dollar
in -win :tho warGreenville Re
!:. Sector.""" ''' :" '
Major Dopont's Stnrici.
Charlotte Observer,-
A high Army official discussed
with The Observer the other day
in most interesting way tbe psy-
bological effect upon the soldier
mind of the mental attitude of
the folks back home.
"The soldier at the front," h
said, "throws no more confi
dence into his efforts than the
home foks hold his ability and
What the lines are tightly
drawn and success seems far re
moved, when the odds are a-
gainst him and nothing but
sheer determination can brine:
victory out of what looks like
defeat,' the soldier in the foreign
ield will receive the impetus to
do the impossible, to achieve, to
win, if he hds that quiet and abi
ding knowledge that the people
at home have utter trust in his
ability to win.
Ou the contrary, nothing wea
kens the morale of the soldier in
oreign lands more than to read
week-kneed statements iu the
home papers, to feel that his own
people under-value his ability.
It seems, theu, that this is no
time for whimpering; no time to
hoist tbe while feather or for
cold feet.
Fordays past the hordes of
tbe enemy, faroutnumberingour
brcet), have poured a hail of shell
and shot into the positions of
our brave allies. Facing the su
preme hour of tbe war, the Kais
er has demonstrated a willing
ness to ruthlessly butcher hun
dreds of thousands of his own
men if he may gain his objective.
To fail now would be the sever
est blow the Teutons have re
ceived. Aud in order to win a
reckless disregard for human life,
has brought forth an assault not
before equalled in intensity in the
annals of world war history.
But despite their handicap in
men, tue allies have stood, as
Jackson stood, "like a stone
wall. They have lost some ground
in places, but'they will regain it.
For days past, through the
kindness of Major Dupont, The
Observer has been permitted to
present to its readers each day a
masterly resume of the war sit
uation in France, as the mighty
battlo has developed. Major Du
pont is the ranking French ofti-
ej at Camp Greene. He is a . sol
dier who has seen fierce fighting
in the trehches. Thanks to bis
ample knowledge of the many
phases of tho great battle, his
predictions, in every case, have
been proven true by later devel
oping facts.
What strikes us most about
his articles is that sublime confi
dence he holds in French and
British arms. At the first of the
colossal attack, when much
ground had been gained by tbe
enemy, his faith in the final out
come was not shaken for one
And surely it is the one who
has seen the bloody shambles
may stand at a distance and see
his brother outnumbered, falling
back, aud speak words of deep
seated confidence and faith, there
should be none iu America wil
ling to whimper, falter and lose
That beautiful confidence which
the oft-tried French have in finu
victory must indeed be an inspi
ration to all of America to stand
firm with resolute trust, no mat
ter how black the picture flash
ed on the kaleidoscope of war
may appear at times.
Major Dupont, in his review o
the developments at the front, is
rendering a distinct and highly
valuable service to the cause o
America -and her allies, in that, he
is contributing much to the con
J fidence of the people of this city
Min Thu Miuy Required ti Win War.
, "There'B more to be done if we
are going to win this war than
simply giving our money," says
Col. F. H. Fries, State Director
of War Savings. "We must so
direct our lives, our households
and our desires as to release la
bor and materials that are now
employed for personal gain arid
comforts, that they may be used
in producing things n cessary to
win the war. We cannot go on
living and making use of things
now just as we did before the war,
and at the same time support a
vast army in the field and a great
navy at sea.
"The warfare that we are in to
day not only requires our send
ing our men to the front, butour
keeping them there fed and cloth
ed. ltrequireHa production ot
ships and shells, guns and rifles,
motor trucks, aeroplanes, hospi
tal supplies, food and agreat va
riety of goods, the output of
which call for vast industrial
plants from one end of the coun
try to the other, manned by mil
lions of men and women, who
serve their country as effectively
in their way as our soldiers and
sailors in active battle.
"If our people continue to re
quire the luxuries and non-essentials
which they required in the
time of peace, they are not only
making it necessary that these
things shall be produced and at
the expense and t ime of mater
ials needed to fight the war, but
they are handicapping the Gov
eminent They cause strong
competition with the Govern
ment, rather than give it their
"England has long ago put tbe
ban on extravagant dressing,
and l am told tuat no one in
England owns or uses an auto
mobile for pleas -ire. Many of
the palaces and rich bouses are
closed, the families moving into
apartments, to . release the ser
vants for work in munition
plants and other war industries,
And it seems to me that ourpeo
pie might as well now begin to
do without some of the things
which are non-essential to their
lealih aud efficiency and which
cost money and labor to pro
duce, that our Government may
be less hindered in its plan of
fighting and winning the war."
Forgot Whnt He Needed.
From the Republican, Mt Gil
iad, Ohio. The editor, had an in
teresting experience Kome time
ago, when a young gentleman
came to this oltit-e and asked for
a copy of the Morrow County lie
punhi-an. He scrutinized it care
fully when a copy was handed
him, and I ben said': 'Now 1 know.'
"what is it you are looking for,
we enquired. "My wife sent me
after a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Keni'd.y, aud I forgot the
name. I went to several stoies
and the clerks named everything
in the line on the shelf except
Yhamberlaiu s. HI try again
and III never iro home with on
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.'
Tin' Kenubhcan would ouguest
to the proprietors of stores that
thev post ihfir clerks and m ver
let them substitute. Customers
lose faith in Ktoees wb re t ubf-ti-
tutiuif i permitted, to nap noth
ing of tbe injusticH to makers o
good goods and the disappoint
inent ol customers. Adv.
and section and section and the
officers and enlisted men at Camp
Greene. No man among us is do
ing more if indeed as much to
maintain the morale of the sol
diers and civilians in this part o
the county ugainat the natura
effects of the daily reports of
German advances.
Children Cry
A Soldier Boy Writes.
Editor Democrat: Please give
me space in your worthy paper
for a short article.
I am in the 453rd Aero Coast
Squad, which is an Infantry re
serve corps. We are uuder com
mand of Lieuteuant Daniel E. L.
Porter. There are fifty of us here.
An At S. S.C. squad is composed
of 150 nen. We get training in
earning how to signal. 1'ou spell
words by different movements of
your flag, words being indicated
by certain move.
I am liking here fine. We are
iving in a building that was once
used as a dormitory for girls,
there being at one time an Indi
an school located here. We are
almost in the center of an Indi
an reservation. Talk about eats!
We are certainly getting the very
best. Our board costs us $ 1 .00
per day, aud the government
pays us $1.37 per day, and we
get $2.50 per day from the War
ren Spense Company.
So we clear about $2.75 a day.
We work 8 hours and drill two
hours each day, and have night
schools on Monday, Wednesday
aud Friday nights. We must go
h rough a general inspection on
Sunday mornings. You are re
quired to have your shoes shin
ed, face clean, hair combed, teeth
cleaned; all of your haversack
and contents arranged in a cer
tain way; cot has to be made up
neatly and you stand at atten
tion at the foot of your cot when
the Lieu tenat enters your room
or tent until he inspects all cots
and leave. No talking allowed in
the dining room, and all stand
in place until the whistle it blown
by the sergeant. Taps is at 0, a.
m., and at night, and everybody
must be in bed.
W ishing you and all your rea
ders much success, am,
433rd Aero Coast, Squad C. 8. S.
Silelz, Oregon.
Tbe War Trade.
Before the boones of peace re
turn, those boons so long mis
laid, our Teuton foes will have
to learn that war's a beastly
trade. In times of peace they
armed and drilled, with war their
end and and aim; a million gents
have since bean killed, and they
are all to blame. "Oh, it is well
to plow and sow," their rules us
ed to say, "and it is good to ply
the hoe, and put up stacks of
hay: it's wise to make our liver-
wurst a'nd dyes that will n o t
fade, but war is always best and
first, the Teuton's honored trade
ve 1 1 Re to see t lie larmers rnixe
their rows of (sugar beets and la
bor through the summer days
providing wholesome eats; we
praise the man who earns his
bread with plowshare, scythe or
spade, but most of all we praise
the sword, and war, the Teu
ton's trade." And when this wea
ry war is done, the Teuton must
admit that other tools than
stvord aud gun are billed to make
a hit. If he goes back to arm and
drill, with energy insane, if he
goes back to learu to kill, the
scrap U all in vain. Before the
scene of war we leave, and sheathe
the gleaming blade, we have to
make the Touts believe that
war's a beastly trade. Walt Ma
son in News and Observer.
Try This For Sour Stomuch.
Eat slowly, masticate your
food thoroughly. Eat but littlu
n eii bud nitue at all at supper.
It you are si ill troubled with a
pour stonmch take one of Cham
berluin's Tablets before goinn to
bed. Ady.
Ail hail the insignificant spud!
It is the staff of life. It is the
backbone of the food institution.
It is doing its part toward win
ning the war quite as extensive
ly as the sword. Oxfor Public
Bad Taste in Your Mouth.
When you have a bad tuste in
your mouth you may -know that
your digestion is faulty. A dose
of tiiamtterlain h Tablets will u
suaily correct the disorder. They
aUo cuune a ire n tie movement of
tbe bowels You will find this to
be one ol the bet medicines you
have ever become acquaiuted
with. Adv.
. $100 REWRD $100.
Tho readers of this pajer will
be pleased to learn that there is
at least one dreadful disease that
science has been able to cure in
all its stages aud thatiscatarrh
Catarrh being greatly influenced
by constitutional conditions re
quires constitutional treatment,
tiali's Catarrh Mediciue is taker
internally and acts through thu
blood on the muscular surface?
of the system thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease
giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution aud
assisting nature in doing i t s
work. The proprietors have so
much faith in the curative pow
ers ot nail s ratarrn Kerned y
that they offer One Hundred Dol
lars for any case that it fails to
cure. Send for testimonials.
Addiws F. J.CHENEY & CO,
Toledo, Ohio. Sold by all dm
gists, 75c.
Stock of Merchandise For
North Carolina, Watauga Coun
ty. In the matter of the admin
istration of the estate of W. C.
Iicntz, deceased.
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court, I will, on
the 15th day of April, V,)lH, at
the hour of 10, a. ni., at the
store house door of the late W.
V. Leutz, offer for sale the entire
stock of goods belonging to the
estate of the said W. C. Ijentz,
not disposed of by private sale
prior to the said April loth,
1.918. Terms of sale cash on dav
of sale. This the 10th day of
March, 1918.
One of the Administrators.
L A. LiNNKY, Atty.
N o T I o K.
N rth Carolina, Watauga County.
Sarah Coffey, widow of C. J. OollVy
Deceased, aud Juuio Coffey, liy her
guardian, W. D. Ashley, VS. Thow
Coffey, Kiuitia (Jra and hus
band, John Orairc John Coffey aud
wile, Frantiri Ci.ffoy, (iwln Coffey
and wife Julia Coffey, Charley Oof
fey and wife, Amanda Coffey, Hat
tie HtovkH and hUNhand Charlie
St"'k. liufus Coffey and Emma
Hy virtue of an order of the Superior
nourt in the above entitled action,
appointed the uudciBiued h coumdB
stdoner to Mi the landn of 0. J. Vf
fey, I will on the th day of MHy l!U8
ted lotho hiuhehl bidder fureabh the
following ili'sci'ihd IniidK t, o w i t :
Heinir the 1 .ml on which the Biid C.
J. (olTcy lived ut the time of IiIh
death, and In inn bon ded on the
north hy the hind of the Hootm Fork
Lumber Co aud W. 8. Whiliiitf, ou
tho weht by Koby Coffey m noitth
by (twyn Coffey and on the rant by
Uufimt 'olTey and Kuf Baldwin Cori.
about 150 acres. 8Hidn.ile will be made
subject to the dowrr ritfht of the Maid
Surah Coffey, widow of C. J. Coffey,
deoeaned, an t allotted by T. fj. Crit
cher, T. F. Oreerand VV. L Holidious
er, ou)iuiKuloiier8app iliitod by the
court, to whbh reference Ih hereby
made for more complete description
of naid dower. Thin 23d day of March
W. P. SFEAS, M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
HOCUS 0 to 12
2 to 5
For a Bad Cold.
Take Chamberlain' Cough tteoi-
edv. It has stood the test of
time aud can ') depended upon.
E. Glenn Salmons,
Resident Dentist.
Office at Ciitcher Hotel. -OFFICE
9:00 to 12 a. iu; 1:00 to 4:00p. m,
WW Practice Hegularly in
the Courts ol Watpuga,
6-1 ii
Banner Elk, N. i
T.A OVf,
einvolu, n. c
Practice in the'eourts of Avery
and surrounding coun t ies. Ca re
ful attention given to all matters
oi a legal nature.
Wilfpractice in the court b
Watauga and adjoining coun
ties. 1911.
When in need of vet
erinary' surgery call on
or write to G. H. Hayes
Veterinary Svrgeon, Vi
las, N. C. 6-15-16.
E. F
LovHI. w. R. lovll
Lovill & Lovill
Attorneys At Law
- BOONE, N. C !
Special attention given to
all business entrusted to
their care.
T. E. Binghain,
BOONE, I . k.c
" Prompt a t ten tionl-piven to
ill matters of a leixal uature
Collections a specialty.
Office with Solicitor P. A., Liu
ney 9,.ly. pd
Baxni:ks Elk, N. C.
At Boone on first Monday
of every month fur 4 or 5 days
and every court ek. Ollice ut
the Blackburn Hotel.
John L. Brown
:BOONE,j; . . . n.c.
. Prompt attention givento all
matters opt legal nature. Col
lections a specialty. Office with
Lovill & Lovili,
done at this shop
under a positive
iruarautee & a
material used i
gnaranteed to be genuine. Estimate!
furnished on all mail orders.. Satis
faction guaranteed in every reipect
ou all rai'road watches. Office Dearth
Watauga Co. Bank.
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