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Author otf Over the Tost
TJPirstijaji, Etc.-
Mr. Empey's : Esrperi-;encesDurmgHisven-
teen Months in theFirst
; of the ;
Oopynght.0917. br The MoClnr Newspaper
:?-s-r- Syndicate) ; . :.-,Z7'-. r""Z.
j The, battle of the Somme- was still
ragtngi I ha'd been hit by three rifle
bullets,; one .through the ;.left , cheek,
the other two through the left shnni-
ISlKI: trench raid
M ? Sor prisoners, and was on my journey.
lTJ-:. to Blighty. ? ,.r"7 ; -, i .1 7: - - -7
tSVT:- . I remember being carried down .a
4l?l??rifflSbt,;of steps and placed oh a -.white
" taWe in a brightly lighted Toom," a
'Irr Xv ; .. doctor " and . a sergeant bending over
Vf' mer-a delicious drink of ale, -then the
Pr:S-t. whispered "word f chloroform some
thing like a eas helmet beinsf Dlaced
oyer my hose and mouth, a couple' of
rumbling, in" my; ears; then tlie skyline"
of New.,.York suddenly appeared This
was quickly followed by the Statue
of Xiberty" shaking hands with the
r?t5tSingerr,hunding'; a rushing, - hissin
v ound in my: ears, like escaping steam.
" - ,'and theu blackness. - '7 . -
" ". ; .1 opened "my eyfs. -,I was lying on
--"a stretcher,, covered with blankets, in
a lowjofed, wooden- building. . Across
r the; way from me was a long row of
77 stretchers,:' each stretcher holding
- " .wounded Tommy, some lying flat. o'th-
ers propped up by. -folded blankets
'7i7;7 Others. were sitting on their-stretchers
V ; tenderly caressing an arm bound up
SiTyith: white handages. 7 7 " - ;7 -
- - Occasionally - a - stretcher,- reclining
on wnich -.was ; a muddy and bloody
soldier, would be 'carried, down the
aisle by" two s tretcher bearers. Thi
6tretcher Would be placed in an open
space in "the row opposite.
I could hear a hum of : conversation
all about me, and as my brain cleared
snatches of it became intelligible.
My right hand I seemed to be in
vise. I could not release it. Squirm
ine In bed, which sent a sharp. : shoot
j tag. pain through" my . left shoulder,
tnea witn. my unbandaged eye to see
what was holding my wrist. 7 7
..... A lioyal Army Medical corps man
,was sitting on the floor at the head oi
: my stretcher, and had my wrist in his
; . grasp. v,He was about " twenty years
! old, . and . looked . dog-tired ; his chin
.". would gradually sink to his chest, as
if he were . falling : asleep : '- then he
would .suddenly "start, lift up his head
"7with a jerk, and stare around ' the
. room. . Pretty soon his "eyelids would
" slowly close. - I gave my arm a. tu
--.' and he quickly opened, his eyes ; ther
. - across ."his. face flashed a smile. 7. Tc
77!me.It appeared
i.v,--:: oenina a niu ar aayoreas. - xnaismue
-sent a warm glow through me. 71 be
'lieve that . rights then I was in lovt
7 with his boyish face. . Then he opened
7 his mouth . and, as is usual: in sue!
cases, spoiled it all : 7' V . 7
; "Strafe me pink, but you do tyk
your own' bloomin time to come . .out
o chloroform. ; Ure Fve- been; bloodj
7 well - balmy Va "" 'oldin your bloomin
pulse." ; 7 . . .
: Out of the corner of my mouth 1
asked him: ; .
"Where am IT r " -"i.
Stillsmiling, he hailed a stretchei
bearer across the way. - . -"I
sye, 'Awkins, this blighter want!
What's the Matter? Am I Wounded?
: l)loomm mapT of .ftawnce ; 'e want
: to know where e
'Awkins, across 'thjf way, answered
; 77'::cru."'TjelV' Jmv'e,ssbIodaiin well in San
- vjgaacVfislil 'ouse' Tottenhan
Court Boad, awaitin1
for 'is order d
fish and chips.";:--"": ;r7-:'''
. This brought": a goiaeral lacgh frm
. the Tommies -opposite me and on fm?
v ' Somewhat Incensed ;at their merrt
: ment, I:retorted : :.'- r',;-.r-''".:.;;',"' '7 ; J'
'7 --"Chrtt vonr klddinsr: for the love of
Mike," have some sense, fiat's thef
-matterJ: Am I. wounded y77
jThe stretcher bearer, still.. with the
eunny smile on ; his if ace. which made
:me feel a little ashamed at my resent
ment, answeredr ? 7. : 7 ' : - " ' :
-"Naw, . you ain't wounaeai mype.
-Just -happened 7 to fall down in
bloominV road : aad one ;or; those
In. tanks crawled ; over yott
fhiar-rn f her- frightened me.' and- in
nleadihg voice I asked t;r-
'Tlease tell me t what Is tiie mattejt
,3W ' stretcher bearer leanediovex
and read from a llittle.tas pinned to
- ; I
7 - 4G.- IS. : iefface--rtwo)
. ehoulderCot;'
tTheri bb carried pit iffit:
v "ini raesihs ' that7 you i avT a .rifle
7h -rh V the Clefti sid of 7your7
your tdtvsnouiaer.kanattnat- you're
cot case. TFhi&"means; that you wonl
ave to bloody .well walk. Two of us
ipoor MokesPrtllxaTe;to ? carryyottbn
bloke : pretty rushv."I rails it;'
I asked him if the wounds were good
for Blighty.:
.-; 'He answered :
; 7T?es,;ou,re good for Blighty and
Txii 'a-thinkin:tha.t-they're good for a
scharge?hat :leftharm o'yourti
will beut o commission for the rest
o your life. : Your wife,; if- you!ve got
one, will . blooming vwell ave to: cut
your meat for . yotv-that Is if "you're
. lucky enough to get any bllnkln meat
on the pension the Top 'Ats ome -will
'and ouJ' -- ?7;7'-:;.-"' :-
:.7.A feeling Df, pride surged, through
me.. In a hospital of" wounded soldiers
a severely-wounded case Is more ; or
less -looked up! tOwhUe a; man with a
superficial vronnd Istreated as .an br
dlnat3rinortal,"iI could read respect
perhaps intermixed with a little envy.
in the eyes; of the surrounding Tom
mies and medical men. :-: ;
. The door at the. end - of the ward
opened. -A howl came from the cot at
my right,- and a. gruff Irish voice
shouted : .- - : ' . '7 ; "7 7
"Close that damned doors You
blqomin' hospital, men have ho sinse
at all. . Here I am, knocked about by a
shell, and .the likes o youse puts m
in a bloody draft. It's a good thing'we
have a navy ; with the likes o' you
blokVslnthe army, we certainly nped
oje." . ' . ' ' ' - : ' ' ' . 7
A snicker went up from the patients.
Then a 'Tommy on my left answered
this outburst with : . 7.7 7'"
- "Bloody nerve, I call it. ; 'Ere 'e is,
a covered with blankets, and grousin'
about a little drawft, and not many
hours back 'e was lyin' in a bloomin'
shell 'ole, with the. wind a-blowin the
whiskers off 'im, and 'e a-pray4n' for
f-stretcTfer bearers; " I'll wager a quid 'e
belongs1 to the Boyal Irish Kifles." -.
-The-mah on.m'y . right retorted:
''Naw, I'm riot in the. Royal Irish
Rifles, but I, belong to a good outfit
the Royal Dublin J"usiliers, and I can
lick the man -that says they ain't."
Just then, from a corner: of the ward,
came the" voice of a stretcher bearer:
. "Jones, get the M. -O. (medical of
ficer). Hurry up quick this poor
bloke's a-goin' west."
. The man holding jay hand suddenly
released his grip, and rising to his feet
hurriedly left the ward. A dead si-
Llence ensued. I tried to . turn in the
direction from which the first voice
had come, but the sharp pain fh my
shoulder warned me that it was use
less.,; . : - .
Jn a few seconds the door opened
and I could hear low. voices down In
the corner. I could see the Tommies
around me intently gazing in the di
rection of the voices. After a few
minutes the door opened again, then
closed, and Jones came back. I looked
up at him and he solemnly, nodded. '
- One more son of Britain had paid
the toll of war. .. - ..
My unbandaged "eye suddenly be
came cloudy and misty and a hot tear
roiled down. my cheek. "
." The door at the . other end of the
ward opened and two stretcher bear
ers "entered, going in the direction 01
the dead man. Pretty soon they left
the ward, carrying a stretcher, on
which was a still form covered -w-i
my right
was repeating to himself :
Poor bloke, poor bloke; he sure
done his bit, and it wont be long be
fore hell be pushin' up the daisies
somewhere in France. And before this
war is over, there'll be lots more in the
same fix."
One of the Tommies, in an effort te
be brave, addressed Jones:
"What's 'is nyme, Mike? What bat'
tallon Is e from?"
Jones answered:
"James Collins, a lance corporal ouf
of the Royal Warwicks; five machine
gun bullets through the right lung-
The door opened again and twe
stretcher bearers entered, carrying a
Tommy, his head lying flat, . and a
smell of ether pervaded the ward. We
knew l7was a case from the Pictures
(operating "room J. "The stretcher bear
ers placed nim on tne rignt 01 tne
Irishman. ,.
Jones now left mer and, getting a lit
tle white basin, went over to the new
arrival. The Tommies turned inquir
ing-looks in -his direction. -Answering
these glances, he read from the tag
pinned to the tunic ef the patient:
Shell wound, left foot amputa
tion.- ,
Then and there I knew that I had
lost my prestige. 7
Tn a short 7 while the form on. the
stretcher began .to . mumble. This
mumbling oon turned to singing ; that
Tommy sure'could sing! He must have
been a comedian tn civilian life, be
cause the Tommies were soon roaring
with laughter; so was I, as much as
my wounds would, permit. Harry Tate,
the famous English comedian, in ms
palmiest days, never had a more ap
preciative audience. After a while the
fifnsrituF ceased, and the Tommies be-'
gajj conversing among themselves. The
main 7 topic was-r-Blighty wnat
Hopes?" - Each one was hoping, his
wound was serious enough for him to.
be sent to England. The stretcher
bearers were being pestered with ques
tions -as to what chance the Tommies
had of reaching their coveted. goaL . I
believe they all envied the man under
ether, because, with a - left foot miss
ing, he was sure to be ent to Blighty.
A sergeant major of .the Royal Army
Medical - corps -entered the ward.
medical men promptly stood at atten
tion. : except one .or - two who . were
taking care of serious cases. The eer-
creant major ordered:
. "Get this ward In shape. The M. O.
is cornin? through" In five minutes , to '
insDect cases and clear out.
7 Th medical-men" went from cot-, to
cot. carefully smoothing out blankets,
tucking in loose ends and picking up 1
1 fag ends'! (cigarette butts).
. The sergeant major left.-
77 tn "hnnt tenf minutes . the 7 door
mn notri nnd. with a smart "shun"
VVV'.ww who ' . c.
from the sergeant jnsjor; u
dead . si-
lenc6 reigned in the wardv - The medi-j
rai , men an vtawc w ; , 1
thA doctor entered. : rouowea : oy .
clerk, and a"B. A ILTC sergeant, He m
sergeant, ;M&
tmedat each:? cot.C carefullyTl reaa.1
. r 9 - An ta rmTune1(A' man 'OCCUT)y-
I CS5 .Clef: iotterownon
paper,;, ana ;a; he left each Wunded
; soldier lie made a' cheering remark to
5 When hejc asked
"Well, - how . are you f eellnffi.f my
j lad ? at the same' time stooping over;
my tag.
'-k "Hum three rifle, bullets ; well, my
lucky fellow;. It means vy England for
'1 could have kissed thatdoctor. 7.
" Theh hel passed to the- Irishman on
my right Stooping oyer himi he eald : f
"How are yoUjyJadS'fr.
"iTThe blihmah 'r answered Yiirj -gfe :
, : Tm d -d, sick and I" want to get
out of here ; I "want to get out f here,'
out", of this idraf t. , Every7tba . minutea
theye; bpehui'fSa
doohV&Ty lr;fSwrS5
The doctor with7a wink, turned jto
the7B., A. M.7 jOergeanJfiahd saidl
. VShrapnel, left foot; knee: andLright
breasts f I. see " no reason ( why thla
man wont ; be -ready :. for.duty In a
couple -f7dyKj'7:77'7y
The Irishman,- with 7, a 1. yell, 7 an
swered r" -;v-.77:
"Dooty ; how the h-r-4 can I do dooty
when. I can't -walk??
The doctor answered :
."That will be all fright, my ? lad.
We'll fix you up with a cushy job at
brigade headquarters. : pounding a
typewriter." .. 7.. -7 ':C
- The Irishman, with a groan of dise
gust, addressing nobody. . in - particu
n - - -
lar, sighed : r - - -
"Out since .Talons, , and-1 end up-
work in' a , bloody , typewriter at ; head
quarters. - -Stick me in skirts : and I'll
go -as a manicurist.''
' The doctor, paying no attention to
this, remark, went-to the. next .case
and soon left the ward. 7
As soon as the door closed a string
of oaths came from the Irishman
at headquarters: just like the bloody
British army ; what in h 1 do I know
aboui one of those writin' machines?
Just my luck. . Why couldn't . that
shell have hit me in the hands. But
I s'pose if I'd lost my bloody hands
they'd made . a tight-rope walker " out
o me. . WTin this war what hopes?'
The Tommies were eagerly ques
tioning each other: - ,
"What did he sye to you?" "Are
you good for Blighty ?" VHe. : marked
England on my tag!" "What does
base hospital mean? Does it mean
that Tm to stick It .out in this bloody
mud while you blokes are a-goin to
Blighty?" etc.
Pretty soon a stretcher bearer en
tered, carrying a little oblong green
box, which, we all, knew, contained
cigarettes. He was greeted with a
chorusjof : : 7
"Gimme a fag, mate ; I'm all out.
Come "on, chum, don't forget . me.
That's a good fellow. Let's have
one.' . -
Pretty soon every Tommy who was
able had a lighted fag between his
lips, and a sigh of content went up
as he inhaled deep drafts of the
smoke. I certainly enjoyed mine.
The sergeant major , again entered.
The medical men came to attention.
In crisp tones he ordered :
"Get the convoy for England ready
Look alive; "the ambulances are exv
pected any minute." ' .
": The stretcher bearers ehfered; bus-
tlingbojsla-Bd-the-- wfLL If 'IBS 'hi
uproar. Then, outside, could be heard
the chugging engines, of the waiting
ambulances. '
as. each fortunate Tommy was car-
riea out Uie more unfortunate ones,
who were to be left behind at the
base' hospital, - bravely wished him a
"Good -luck, mate give . my regards
to Trafalgar square. Be careful and
don't lose your ' watch in Petticoat
lane. Give 'er my. love."
As I was carried through -the door
the cold air sent, a shiver through me
and my wounds began to pain. " The
effect of the chloroform was wearing
off. 'Outside it was dark and confu
sion seemed to reign supreme. Lan
terns were flashing to and fro and
long lines of stretchers could be seen
movtog toward the ambulance .
I was placed In an ambulance with
three others. A-rasping noise as the
rears were shifted, and with. a: jerk
the ambulance started. That - Jerk
made me grind my teeth. 7 . - " . 7 .
7 But I .was happy ln.the thought
that at last I was on my way to that.
tohged-forheaven," Blighty! 7: . .
is the yDrqssi
Kind Ve Do.
1 - - y .---1 j
I Was Placed in an Ambulance. ..
the Standard?- of
IghtlnaenrduiBhouf jAIJ
BouiilonJ the iirst. Christian."kinar of
' J erusalems bore : the eagle slandarxl ;
atthe battle of Moslein intlp80. ; It
. was thestandard adopted by. Henry
vicara iof the empire, lords of ats :
rclres, also bore.the jeagleas their
dejace, 7aa ell as - the-emperpr- and ?
the eagle caine to Italy as a heraldic
embiemCThe aiTjitofSavoy7fas
margrave of the pire m Italy bore
ihe; rbyalbird.on his shields J-Tbe"
represented 7'the empire,' was also
ed as- supporter ofrther Savoy efr
?utcheoii. 7 It still ; appears ph the
Italy.7- iThe;; single-headed eagle,
which ! noWfigures v as 'I the main - de-?
vice -pf .jthe. standard of the German
empire had ; become . the' recognized
standard of the Holy Roman empire
when J Frederick -Barbarossa was
crowned; at Eome jn : 1155.
Good Old -Mother Looks After Her
. Children to an Extent That Is 7- -"
- . Not Properly Appreciated. " ; - 7
I Animals in general cannot easily
adapt themselves to a hew climate ;
. nas.ueqn proveu tnai majr can
adapt himself to but climate, wheth-
er his immediate ancestors were ever
subjected to it or not. The reason
is to . be.' found in the wonderful
"heat regulation" of - the human
bodv. - : ..7-7 "
When a hxnnan being is hot in the i
summer time : and needs cooling he
perspires "freely, and the perspira
tion evaporates and cools him. When
he becomes cold the pores close, up
and ; do not permit the perspiration
to come forth and cool him. This
regulation" is minute and .involun
tary and is "on the job" every mo
ment of the: twenty-four hours. A
man can go naked in the enow and
not suffer much discomfort. The
pores close " "up - into tight knots
(gooseflesh) andi thus cause the
body to be almost airtight, r
Like sunshine upon murky waters
comes the story of the -usual light
hearted gallantry and deeds of dar
ing wrought by the Irish regiments,
which in . many a Campaign have
fought side by side with. English-
en jathfirB$itish-- armyr Always;
as when .tire JJubirh JTusileers fol
lowed Clive from the rain-swept
groves of Plassey, they have sjiown
the same courage, and fierce rapture
in battle. "How." wrote John JKed-
mond, appealing to the Eoman Cath
olics of Ireland, "do the Irish people
regard the soldiers of the Irish
people, who have added MonsYpres,
Loos, V Beach and Suvla bay to
Fontenoy, Cremonia and Fredericks
burg ?'V ":,-
"This day' said Eyre to the Eoyal
Irish at Balaclava, "do something
that will ring in every cabin in IreH
land, and then added, "How, men,
above all things,- be quiet, ' or you
will be peppered.' "All right,-your j
honor V .was the answer. - "Three
cheers for the general, and another
for old Ireland!"
Ah, me," sighed Mrs Hardlif e;
fMy husband complains of every
thing J attempt to prepare for- our
meals." ; " .. . '
But,; iny dear child," responded;
Soothing, ''think of the advan
tage of having even your coffee, roast
"ed at home" 7 7: ', ' ""' - ; '
'TTou ; think1 the war wiHL benefit
humanity? . .- : ' 7 -
1 "It has already proved a relief tc
me," replied Mr. Cumsox. ; "Mottier
and the girls ho longer insist on my
pretending that I like 'Wagneriaja
C Ton call that patch 'irar gar
den r : 7 , .
'"Hasn't jit the appearance ? Since
the ; drought .hit- it, it ' looks like a
"section of No Majas land7 777
: - - PREyiOUS TRAINING. 7 .. 7-
v: : My nephew writes that the group
c r American riflemen he was ;wiii
brought down a Hnn at evefy shot.
; "l;il bet dhey were Maine amatetti
game hnnters." .7 7; c .-r' v
U oTicE ;of; ad m i n i stratio n -
Ilavihg" qualified -as administrator of V.
.the late Sidney W White I hereby give
notice .to all persons indebted to his
estate to come- forward and make im
mediate" settlement, and those-holding
; ialms a.gainst the same to "present them
for ; payment ' within - twelve ; months
from the-date of this
notice. -br itwiii i
be pleaded Tin -bar bf their reccery;j
' -' - --" -
, vCsay. ypuraa;tne:.
EUSE the;time 1 st(Kb1temer
i? cleared awav as duicklv as Dossiblf altknnaYi tU aarmft w tell nKnf :
-are such as-vou
74 ' -meits aic.xiu xoax.er styies w ue seen m JNorf oik
,f ter---than the ones we are vihg-ypu the chance to
" To xneglect "seeing these; Coats is" to overlook the greatest valiie" ving that thert6wn '
holds in garments of their kind-the best we can do is ti mentionitheni Li geileral way,
" : Coats for comfort Coat- for . ervic6-4Coats for dssyTvr:. ."r": -:
Women's Winter Coats, tailored of such materials as VelmrS SilVir toirtMl soft
7; Bolivias, Crystal Clots', Pom Poms, Wide Wale Cheviots, Mixtures and Plush es the range
7. of shades include Burgundy, reindeer brown, taupe, Oxford, Algerian red, rose, gray, 7 7
; navy and black. ... ' '. 77:
These Coats are made in the belted and loose moclels with trimmings of Hudson Seal, )
natural and taupe Nutria,: ilaccoon, Russian Fox, Australian; Opossum, Kolinsky, Kit
Cponey and Fitch Opossum the 'linings are of Surf SatiiiMn black and self shades.
A eau de.Cygne, Satin, alsp
The following, show the
Former $100 to. $li5 Coats . .
Former $95-Coats V. . . . : . . : . .
Former. S5 to : $8.75 Coat. .
Former $75 to ' $79.50 Coats.
-Former $65 to $69.75 Coats are now priced to
Included in this collection of . Tailored Suits, which we are offering at reduced prices,
are' the most advanced modes of the season the very same styles whichfare occupying
the most prominent place in the Fashion world. . , . 7 .'7 '
7 Women's Tailored Suits of Velour,' Broadcloths, Poiret, Twill, relveteens, Suede, Ve
lours, Jerseys Silvertones, Tricotines, Burellas, Poplins and Serges. They. are in such;
shades as Victory blue, Burgundy, brown, taupe, reindeer, Algerian red, purple, navy and
The styles comDrise the
borate hand embroidered designs, Sport models with belts,
also the plain tailored models with either straight lines or
misses, mciucung ine
Tailored Suits are now
-Former. $il5 to 125 Suits V . .7 . . $89.75 Former $49.75 ; Suits
Forme $95 to $100 Suits . . ..... .$79.50 Former $45 Suits . 1.'..".
Former $79.75 to $89.75 Suits . ... . . $69.75 Former $39.75 7 Suits
Former $65 to $69.75 Suits . . . . $49.75 Former
Former $5? Suits . . . . . ... ... . $42.50 Former
Former $25 Tailored Suits are now. pric ed to sell
' Sfnce reaching- Europe our president
has partaken of Parisian banquets,
American army chow and the roast
beef of Old TEngland." We do not know
what the political result may be, but
Ve should fancy that the physical re
sult might be an attack of indigestion;
It is all right for. any nation to seek
a place In. the sun," but no one nation
should attempt to- corner all the sun
light!: '77 :
7 Men Who Oarrto DoV f
Conventional men consider clothing;
reputation and return. The age calls
for men who forget all in the chal
lenge of. the opportunity. While the
crowd . speculates an wonders, the
man of the iiouc sees the opportunity
and goes on to success. THts fearless
ness is a mark- of bis fitness. He-
dares while ethers cringe. It I& tnier
quality that gives- the lion-tamer con-
trel of the beast. It is the quanty
that has thrilled every man, that has
risen above the average It's a case
of; dare., to do, or remain. wJthi th
crowdir-Grit -'. v,'. .. : 7 C'
. Acre of Bananas
In India and the Malay pealBsula
the-produce from one acre-of bananas
-'-or plantains, as the fruit termea
In that regIon-will support a much
greater number of people 'than a sim
ilar area uhder any: other eorpi. ; Plan
tain meal is made by .stripping off the
husk slicing the cor e, drying it. in the
sun and then reducing it to powder,
and 'finally sifting.' It Is calculated
that the fresh : core wiP give 40 per
cent of "meal, and that an T acre of
average oualitv will yield over a ton.
;:: " Hunter's Secret ot Success.; i7"
i. 7 As" a ' hunter the native Australian
is marvelously adiusted to the environ
ments. 7- His success lies In an inti
mate knowledge of the habits of ani
mals on land, in the ground, in frees
and under water, "and his wonderfully
developed powers of observation. . He
decoys peUcans by " imitating their
cries, catches ducks by diving below
themr locates an : opossum in a tree
by marks on the bark or by the flight
of mosquitoes, finds snakes by the ac-
tion of birds, and follows a bee to. Its
tore.': for honey. '
; V.-77;J:.'- Dead Civil izatlons. 77 7 ,:
We-think ours a wonderful civfusa-
tion. and it is. in x way. normtnsiana;
ing7 the rshadows that f restt upon Its
TSiit ithere4avebnci
favour... ..z,. .nd.they .are gone h
Winark the rave. Christian
remains, to inark the grave-Christian
will he hefHiria in A7A;raM
stocks of Coats and
beautiful flowered and figured
price reductions: . V
.$8750-Former $55
$79.50 former $45
$69.50 Former $35
. $62.50 Former $25
sell 'at
in Value are: The
es in
short and long coats with collars
large scyusn aiout raoaeis.
offeJat - be - QHowiilg reductTona;
$35 Suits . ,
$29.75 Suits
.Plume Street Second Floor
Spend Your Mosey
with your home mercfants
They help pay the taxes
keep up the schools, build
roads, and make this a com
munity worth while You.
will find the advertising, of
the best ones in this paper..
Read the Want A c
tchell s
This is absolutely the Best
I-boot made We guaran
tee every pair to give sat
sifaction We have : iust
received a gootf shipment
and have all styles and
sizes in men's boots; L
Elizabeth City's
I iC:'0i'-Stai& f: I
r? ;
Suite at?- greatly: -reduced
rln New" York; either, for that mat
- iat less- tn.an; regular prices. 7;
russy Willow Silks. - ' r
7 . .7 '.-.- :
5G9.75 Coats ..
$49.75" Coats
to $59.75 "Coats'-77;-. :
to $29.75 Coab'r:
ilil ;
: 7.50 T
and cuffs of Fur with ela
pockets and novelty buttons,
flare. All sizes for women
.. ,
Ravv FurlWante(31
.For highest market prices
ship your raw furs to 7 ; 7 7I 5
llTGrattoyStli Noi-folk;Va;
Ask thts newspaper about
Us;.: - ' '- -'-i: 77"
would be better named for
America "The Period of
Our less fortunate allies'
must be reconstructed, onA ,
our part" is tor help in tbi? :
mighty task. Mine, miU ani ;
factory must -continue t t
Jo their utmost for the;,
cause of Peace,-and 'Amer
ica faees an era of pros
perity. '.. .;,7,.
: As for . ourselves, 7 nov
that the strain 1 of , keeping ;
up the Galeski standard un
dcr, adverse cphditfonahas 7
- been removed, we can. go.
forward', strive., f pr perfect '
tion, endeavor to , do 7 ;to I
day's work better than yes- ,;
-terdayXl thus contmuing -
the policy which has arafetf
7 the reputation--7 :
(OpptniU MVntioello rf oUt?
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