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.". !. , . -, ... t , 0L. XXIX. BOONE WATAUGA COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY , AUGUST 22, 1918. NO 46. Wo. B. McNott, In Collier's Weekly. A charging column ol frighten ed hontl broke down, section of fence idcftmephinglng across the road toward the ranch house With the foreman of the ranch I stepped up on to the porch for afety and watched the runaway band go 'thundering by. "Watch those fellows ride." the ranch foreman said to me. "They are a couple of our top hands." "Top hand," the ranch foremau , said proudly. ' And mighty fine follows. You wont find a cleaner peir of gentlemen any wherel" .What the ranch foreman said was 4uite true, but he was not a ranch foreman, and thejfcowboys were not-cowboys,nd the ranch was not a ranch.' The ranch was part of the great remount de pot of camp Lewis, the national rmy cantonment at American Lake, Wash.; the foreman was the officer commanding the re mount, and the cowboys were soldiers in the service of the Uni ted States. ... ... Most of the cowboys came into Camp Lewis in the draft and were trmsferre:! to the remount depot afrer having done some training 'sAfvicn in the infantry. They couldn't, all be transferred imme diately, of course, and those who were obliged to drill afoot for a time were in a hard way. Satur day afternoons instead of going . 'trt . they'd com up to the remount, perch on the tops of the corrl fences and watch the hor. es with the expression of a mad tenor making love. Tou see, a cowboy is not built for purposes of pedestrianisro. Years of ridyjg gets his legs prop erly squeezed to fit the curves of a home's back, but the slant is wrong for walking. So a row boy in the infantry ha" this iu common with a fish in the, Sahara Desert; he's mani f stly out of place.'. They drilled around in fiat heeled shoes for a few days, and first free hour "they got they stampeded for the remount and begged Captain Jackson to trans fer them to the remount depot. "Cap'n, I'd rather be shot at sunrise than walk on these feet o' mine another day," one tern porarily dismounted unfortunate declared tearfully. "If 1 knowed they'd shoot me sitMn', I'd do : something to deserve it; but I'm afraid they'd make me stand up; and it's too much for my brain to think of, standin' on my feet an' gettin' shot at the same time. They give me shoes 'thought no Wis to 'em, that set a man back on his spine so's that every time yon step your backbone rattles like a' boxful o loose dice, an' then the?, made me walk. That's all, Just walk. Not goin' no place; just walkiu'I Cap'n there aiot any place as fur away as I've walked in the last week. No ir. I walked my lees cleaa off down to the knees; an' I'm work in on the thigh bones now. I'm , willing to die for my country Cap'n, but I just naturally can't walk for it. Please you get me transferred up here, where 1 can pour myself into a saddle an ' live human again!" Mrs. Burne's Letter, Here is a letter that is certain to Drove of interest to people in this vicinity, as capes of this sort occur in almost every neighor hool, and people should know what to do iu likejcircumstances: "Savannah, Mo., Oct J12,' 16. "I used a bottle of Chamber lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Rem edy about nine years ago and it cured roe of flux (dysentery.) I had another attack of the same complaint some three or four years ago and a few doses of this rained v cured me. I have recom mended Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy to dozens of people since I first used." Knarchy tit Kutce. Newt and Observer. Looking back over history it is 8en that war is. usually the result of one king wanting to steal from another king a part of all his kingdom. Exceptions have been noted, but the main trouble in War has been the de-' sire of a king to steal. The peo ple have not been consulted nor considered. They have been call ed on to act as soldiers and kill each other. The king has deter mined when be wanted to go out and kill and steal. War has been robbery and murder on a big scale, and nothing else, as a general rule. In modern days Napoleon had been the best organized outlaw against the peace of men until toe German empire was formed, and then came the thirty-third degree fiend in the ruler of Ger many. In his insane brutality war became with him a bound less arabition, with nothing to limit bis desires, and nothing to limit his methods. His dream from youth has ben an army that could terrorize the world and rob and plunder at pleasure every place. This archdevil succeeds in car rying out his designs because the world has up to .the present time submitted to that idea that a king is a useful factor in gov ernment. In Europe a king has more power than millions of peo ple. There is the fundamental condition all of us who have pop ular governments are fighting. It is not a fight with Germany, but a fight to the finish to deter mine whether the rights of man are lodged in the hundreds of millions of every nation, or in the one man who has inherited he throne. Is the mentally de- brmed and physically crippled Mil Ilohenzollern more of a voice iu the affairs of the world than the hundred millions of Ameri cans, the sixty millions of En glishmen at home and in the col onies, the seventy millions of taliauand French people, the half billion of Asiatic people, the two hundred millions of Russian people? Can one thieving, murdering brute stand us all up in a line and take from us every dollar's worth of property we own. every vestige of individual right, every trace of protection of nuraeelves and families, and dispose of us as though we were rubbish? That is where it all turns. A monai cby is a'perpetual menace. This war will not be ended until raon arcuy is ended, it is ended in England. The George who runs things there is Lord George, not King George. Lloyd George is the visible sign of power, but the people are the rulers. Monarchy is coming out of this war about as important as the saw dust pile that ia left at an old sawmil location. 'I bis is the first time that war on such a big scale has ever come oecween monarcby and freemen. This is why it must be settled positively. Freemen can never be stopped.. Monarchy will not stop Tin til it is whipped to a standstill. The world wil never have peace while a German throne retains power over rn-n for the one chief purpose of that throne is to make war and con quer men. The Joy of Living. To enjoy life wemusthavegood health. No one can reasonably hope to get much red pleasure out of life when his bowels are clogged a good share of the tim and the poisons that should be expelled are absorbed into the Hvs'em, producing headache and indigestion. A few doses of Chamberlain's Tablets will move the bowe's, strengthen the diges tion and give yon a chance to re alize the p al joy of living. Try it at ooce. Katuifirl-Biauritlllif Slips. One of the crew of an airship, says The. London Times, spot ted a submarine lying on the bed of the ocean in fairly shallow wa ter. "The wireless sparkled," reads the account in -the Times, "and soon away on the horizon there appeared a ;Jittle dstrfjyer, fol lowed far astern by four squat trawlers, all .racing toward the spot above which the; airship cruised around. "The destroyer came up first, of course, and it was not lorg before, guided by wireless in structions, her guns were trained in readiness to greet -the unsus pecting U-boat should it' bob to the surface. It seemed ages to the impatient crew before the trawlers arrived, but things mo ved rapidly once they were at the scene of action, for they knew their job of old. "Working in pairs, they ap proached theit. victim from op posite directions, steaming tow ard, each other. Between each pair a strong "sweep" was stret ched and allowed to hang in a huge loop that it might traverse the sea bed. The vessels met and erossed each other's track imme diately above the doomed craft. The "sweeps" of either pair en gaged the U-boat fore and aft sim ultaneously and held her in a gi gantic cradle. "Thus far the German boat bad shown no signs of alarm, altho' those with her must have heard the churning of the trawlers screws. JNqw she suddenly seem ed to awake to the menace that threatened her." The article goes on to describe :be fate of the submarine. "She wriggled and squirmed about in a frantic endeavor to escape, but ir was .useless. Not a loophole wa there to be found, and at length, realizing the helplessness of her plight, she ceased to strug gle. This fact was duly wirelessed by those on board the airship to the destroyer below. Trapped securely, the enemy vessel could still rise to the surface did she so desire, and, to give her an oppor tunity to do so, the British craft now waited for several minutes. She preferred to lie still, and so, flagged signal from the destroy er, the stprboard foremost traw ler and the port aft one attached a tin of high explosives to each of the "cradle wires" and allowed it to slide downwards until it res ted upon the U-boat's hull. Then those in the airship flagged a sig nal and upon the two trawlers two firing keys were pressed. "Followed then the uprising of a geyser of water, and when the troubled ocean became calm of of the submarine there was no trace other than an extensive patch of oil floating upon the surface of the sea." la Hour of "Scip" Editor Democrat: On last Sat urday night the string baud met at the home of J. C. Shell of lew- er Beaver Dam, as a farewell hon or to the only son James, known to his friends as "&cip" be bung the first of the band to be called to the colore. The music they rendered was enjoyed very much by the large audience gatbeied eternal ice to the north of Site-; there, and helped to lighten theria itself, and the soil is full of hearts that otherwise would have been so sad. The sacred music was especially comforting and sweet. Scip left Sunday, morning ith seven others for Camp Wadsworth, S. C, and we are proud to know they each and everyone left us with a smile, and a spirit that it takes to whip the Kaiser. A Friend. tOlEYSORlNOIAXAIlVi. UfiTIC MS GREAT WEALTH. from Answer. Loudon. A willow which reaches the height of two inches is the only tree that grows on Spiizbergen. Yet this baren and ice-bound ar chipelago, which lies three hun dred miles north of the North Cape, is a regular Eldorado. Once it must have had a cli mate as warm as Africa, for the cliffs are full of .coal, and it is coal of as fine quality as can be found anywhere in the world. There is gold there, too. A small English syndicate was at work there before the war, and did well. Its marble is the finest known, next to the very rare and choice Mexican marble, and , there is jron as well, in great quantities. Spitsbergen is at present a bone of contention; but it is re ally British territory having been eo since 1615. No one yet knows what treas ures the regions of eternal ice may have in store for civiliza tion; but enough is known to be sure that there is enormous wealth of mineral, gold and, pro bably precious stones around the poles. The United States paid Russia $7,200,000 for the whole vast territory of Alaska. People said they were throwing away mon ey; but as early as 1900 the am ount of gold alone recovered iu Alaska was $8,000,000. And A- aska has silver, platnum and other treasures as well. Greenland, that huge Danish territory, has copper, lead, ail ver and tin. Flakes of absolute ly pure siiver have been picked up in crevices along the cuffs. Mass es of almost pure iron are found in Greenland. One which was brought to Europe was six and a half feet long by five and a half feet thick, and weighed 5,000 pounds. Precious stones are also found inthe Far North. One of the most beautiful of what are called the semi-precious gems is named "Labradorite." It is found in blue, green, golden, yellow, and Bometinies just the color of the skin of a ripe peach. Auother is exqibitely spangled with golden yellow. Labradorite is very high ly prized by cameo workers. It comes from the barren wilds near Hudson's Bay. There are diamonds in Alaska though whether there will ever be diggings is another question. In Northern Siberia they dig a stone called "Phenatrite," which loooks like a diamond but is soft er, and therefore less valuable. The exquisite lopis lozyli is al so found in Siberia, and is went from there to China, where it fetches a high price. "Rphene," a very beautiful yel low-green stone, is dug in North ern Norway, and garnets and toumaline are 'got from G en- land. In one of the almost un known Atctic islands, of British North America a great 6tore of amethysts of the finest quality were recently discovered. What is perhaps the most a- mazing of all the Arnt'c bonan zas is that contained in the Lia khov Islands .in New Siberia. These lie m the midst of alu o t the tusks of the now extinct mammoth During the lant cen tury ship load oi this fossil ivo ry have been brought out and sold at very high prices. Chamberlain's Tablets. Thtse tablets are intended es Deci dlv lorstomaoh trouble, bil iousness and constipation. If yoii have any trouble of this sort give them a trial and realize for yourself what a fiiet class medi cine will do for you. They only cost a quarter. Hbi Horristj Fill Scat Fn hi Car Effwts. (New York Times.) The German sense of humor ha9 undergone a radical change, and cartoons depicting the Am erican army a pigmy no longer make the German people laugh. Travelers returning from the Netherlands tell how Uncle Sara is being nourished by the Hun cartoonists at a rate which will soon make him visible without the aid of a microscope. Since we declared war, and up to four months ago, the United States army was never pictured in Europe, and rauchamupement was derived b y caricaturing President Wilson's efforts to send a handful of soldiers to pa rade the villages of France to shout college yells. Our Presi dent was often portrayed as tear ing his hair and trying to get American labor to "hurry" and complete a paper boat while thounands of sturdy troops were waiting to embark. The build ing of our paper marine was be ing done by German laborers with their tongues in their cheeks. and when they condescended to drive a spike tbey did it through the bottom of the ship. Four months ago these funny pictures, for some reason, ceased being amusing and the sturdy troops waiting at the docks were transported to Europe and ridi culed as weaklings. A bochV aiator was pictured, reporting to von Hindenburg that be bad located the American array as leep under a baby carriage. One cartoon entitled 'U. S. A. Scare crow Army," showed the Stars and Stripes in a corral surround ed by straw soldiers on exhibi tion. Another caricature, now out of vogue, portrayed emacia ted Uncle Sam dressed m clothes of John Bull, which were made to fit by padding out his anatoim with New York newspaper boats. Today in order to tickle the German sense of the ridiculous, our army is depicted nearly large enough to warrant a hearty laugh and almost strong enough to annoy one Hun division. Not so much space, however, is de voted to funny pictures in the daily papers, and one must turn to the editorial page to see any allusion to our "despicable ar my," as it is never dignified by mention in the war news col umns. These printed banalities do their best to gradually en lighten the people to the fact that our troops are "over there." The Kreuz-Zeitung, the ultra imper iaiistic Berlin newspaper, printed an editorial three weeks ago which began: "It must be ex pected that by next spring our new enemv will be able to musti r about a million men on the west ern front, but" This "but' was followed by soothing, lulla by words to put the German mind in a comatose state. The Germans are starting a syst matic propaganda to prevei. the people from "akhg up too suddenly. DR. ILFRED W. DULA EYE SPECIALIST TO SEE BETTER SEE DULA 17 Year's Experience The best Equipment Obtainable ' Glasses Fitted Exclusively MARTIN BLOCK, LENOIR, N. C If yon tot It from ui la. u iAiiwsni WAXCU 1'Al'tB. 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