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I SOLDIERS LETTERS
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My Dear Mother:
Almost seven months now since the'
regiment of Virginia boys boarded
the transport Finland, bade farewell
to the old State and sailed away on
the 13th day of June, 1918, and on
the 27th we landed in France. The
name of the place, is St. Nozaric and
when we landed wo were some proud
bunch of boys We then went to a
camp and stayed three days, atip\
then we were loaded on a Krcnch j
train und road 48 hours und got off
and hiked about eight kilos, which
we call miles, and in the village we
landed in i>. Co. made their home for
about three weeks and then we load?
ed on a train and left for Alsace
Lorraine, near where tho 29th divis?
ion took over a sector for about two
months. Lorainc iB the garden spot
of this whole section, and is tho
prettiest section I have ever seen
We were then londcd by rail at
Belfort. It is one of France's largest
towns and wo moved up and became
one of the divisions of the first Amer?
ican army on the Verdun and Metz
6ector. Wo were in a little village
near tho front and I was taken sick
with tho flu and was sent back to a
hospital which was about a hundred
miles behind the lines. I stayed at
the hospital 187 days and then 1 join?
ed the outfit in Verdun. I certainly
urn glad to belong to tho 116th Regi-:
mcnt. We boys played the part. I um j
well and hope you all arc well, so
I write me real often.
CORP, RAWLEY TOTTEN.
I To his parents, TazeweH, Vn,
Savoisy France, Feb. 8.
I Dear Dad:
Just got two letters from home on
yestreday and wrote mama yester-'
day, so will write you today. The'
snow is gone and we are having some (
moro rainy weather. Dont think it
over gets us cold here ns it does nt
home, but just as disagreeable. Guess
by the time you get this you and Rob
will have mnde a good start plow?
ing. If I wcrei n your place I would?
n't try to put out too big a crop un
les you enn get some one to help, for
I don't know when I will get home
and besides I wasn't much, good when
I was there, and don't expect old
Rex would bark at me now, I'll be so
lazy.
Well, I promised to tell you some
of my experiences, but it would bo
lots easier to tell somebody elses, as
I've told you before my job was com?
pany signalman, but when we were
in action there was very little sig?
naling done, so I was "runner" and
if I happened to be headed in the
, right direction nothing smaller than
-. _?_-L--J-..I..U.J_"_g
i ??f7,? could hold me a light. ,
Wo landed in France Juno 13th,
but didn't go to the front till in Au?
gust. Our first trip was without nn
accident. Going up you would have
thought wo were veterans, till we got
..:! to where tho artillery was plac?
ed, then a salvo was fired by a bat?
tery concealed in tho bushes. You
have seen young mules at n thresh?
ing machine when the whistle wusj
blown, but we soon got over that ?
and got so we would tell our shells
from Jerries by the whistling sound.
That trip gave us something to talk
about and nil were anxious to go
back again, and it was only about a
week till we got our wish and after
that nobody ever said they wanted to
go to the trenches again. 1 went in
with the Captain and first sergeant
in the morning. Jerry spotted us and
gave us u warm reception all the
way. Just as we reached the place
that wa sto be company headquar?
ters a shell struck in the trench and
wounded two and shocked a Lieuten?
ant. This was the first casualty in
our company.
Our company came in that evening
und relieved the New Zealand troops
and at last wo wer holding a section
of trenches in front of Jerry. All
went well till four o'clock next morn?
ing when be gave us a specimen of
?me of his barrages. I didn't expect
ii ever see day-light. 1 ?as lying
town, a shell struck at mv feel. The
Toncussion was so great llht my ears
'-led. It only losted abowt 30* min?
ies and not a man was muri, hut I
think sonic of them will get gray
about ten years sooner. We were re
lieved there and came to the Ameri?
can sector; didn't see any mure fight?
ing till Sept. 26th and from then on
till the armistice was signed we did
our part, and did it so well the 80th
ranks with the host divisions over
here.
Love to all. J. It. Y.
J. R. Young, Co. I, 317th Infantry, to
his parents.
Savoisy, France, Feb. 10.
Dear dad:
I am well and getting on all right,
and hope nil are well at home. Will
write another chapter of the story
I started.
We had been keeping ourselves in
the woods for all most a mouth, no
lircH atn igbt and doing all our march?
ing at night previous to Sept. 20, so
that Jerry wouldn't know where the
drive was to be made. The 100th bri?
gade had taken over the front line
near the village of Bethincourt, which
was something more than a pile of
stones. We, the lfiOth bfignde, com?
manded by Gen. Jnmcrson, moved up
in support on the night of the 2Mb,
unrolled our packs ami wrapped up
iu or blunkels to wait for the day?
light to follow up the 160th that was
going over the top about fi a. m.
About eleven o clock that nic.iit we
wer awakened by the roll of artillery
on our left, and in a few minutes the
guns were Hashing all around uh, we
were among our own artillery. The
drive was on a forty-mile front. I
can't describe it, but don't believe
there ever was n heavier bombard?
ment; at day-light we bognn to move
forward, the front line met with very
little resisctnnce till about twelve
o'clock when they had .advanced loo
far for the light artillery to continue
the barrage, and Jerry wuh being
driven hack from before Verdun,
something the French said couldn't
be done. On the 2St.h we relieved part
of the 310th Infantry and held the
line for 2d hours, when we were re?
lieved by the 33rd division and came
back in support again. Here live boys
with myself made us a shelter by
covering a trench with sheet iron and
making n bed out of lilankel.s that
Jurry bud left behind. We didn't know
it ut the time, but they were So lousy
you could ulmost see the blankets
moving, but I spent, three of the hap?
piest days I've spent in the army,
got lost of mail and for the fust time
began to see signs of an early peace.
This didn't, last long for one night
we wero issued emergency rations,
for we had eaten what we started
with and the 120-rounds of extra
ammunition. We knew we were iu for
another drive, this time to be in our
front. We were the supporting bat?
talion, but on the fifth of October
went into fill a gap between the 1st
and 2nd battallion, but we were soon
ordered to nfll back to get out. of a
heavy artillery fire, but not till we
had had eight men killed and about
!5,r)'wounded. Most of the wounds were
slight.
I was not with tho company at this
time, but was messenger, and bad a
good chance to see what was taking!
place. On the fourth a boy who bad
been my bunk mate since coming to
Franco was gassed, but never quit his
job till next day and not then till I
saw an olhcer and got him releived,
but since we came to this village be
has joined the company again.
We were relieved by the 160th
again, but wont back in tho lines for
twelve more hours and then our di?
vision was relieved by the flth. We
came back to a rent camp after being
17 days under shell fire end sometime
rifle fire. Here we were re-equipped,
nnd rested up for the last drive that
started the first of November nnd
ended with the, signing of the armis?
tice. Will tell you about it in the
next letter.
Love to all. J. R. Y.
P. S.?Tell mama if I ever get ink
enough, will write her a story enti?
tled, "What the Y has done for me."
Ancy la France, Feb. 10.
Dear Pearl:
As I have finished my task for to?
day, I shall write a few letters. I had
a letter from you recently, also one
from Dad. Well, we are still in sun?
ny Prance. (Alas! rainy Frnnce!)
I cannot see any prospect of trie
division coming home soon. There is
a possibility of us being put in with
the army of occupation yet I get
thoroughly disgusted nt times with
conditions over here. You folks get
so much "bull" from the papers about
the great times we are having. They
make the people of the SLitcs think
we are on a pleasure trip. I suppose
its very line for the troops in Paris
and other cities where all the amuse?
ments ure, but it's pretty tough for
the unlucky guys in other areas. Do
not expect us home any time soon,
for the war isn't over yet. We are
still fighting principalities and prop?
aganda. We must be content regard?
less of the many unpleasant and dis?
couraging ordeals which army life
affords.
I can never hear from Jack. Ho
should be home ns most nil other
such units have gone.
Our division had n horse show re?
cently or rather the corps. Our di?
vision carried off all the prizes with
their excellent horse3.
- Write me often.
Your brother, J. R. S
J. R. Sounders, to his sister,' Mrs. J.
D. Farmer.
Gr.dbrnnge, Luxemburg,
Feb. 12,
Dear cousin.
Will try and answer yo\ir letter re?
ceived yesterday und sure was glad
to henr from you nnd to know that
every one were well and enjoying life
fine. These few lines leaves tue will
nnd enjoying myself very well. You
asked me if 1 was enjoying myself
bolter since hostilities censed. Yes,
I ant having a Very good time and am
well satisfied. Altho I got it little
"blue" sometimes. But what's the use
of looking at the dark side of life.
WO come in contact with dark times,
hut It's not very hard to be pleasant
when life rolls clong like a song, hut
"the man worth while is the one who
can smile when everything goes dead
wrong. That's a good inspiration to
me.
You asked mo what division 1 was
in. I'm in the 33nl. I was in two bnt
t os, but not in as much as many of
the boys, liu I saw as much as 1 care
to see and more. 1 was sorry to hear
?,\, >Viu'.V Neel's death and* of Sam
Whtteheud's nnd Bill Turloy wound?
ed. I wish now that I had" sent you
some souvenirs of "Jerry's" when 1
was where 1 could get them, but at
that time I thought 1 would likely be
hack in the U. S. soon. 1 have one of
the Boohe's belts I am keeping for a
sou enir. Are they having any danc?
es around there now?
I don't think from tho way you
write that you get all tho lettcra that
1 write. Speaking of tho big shells,
when the fighting was going on they
camo whistling thru the air the noise
reminding you of u street car. The
ones that busted in tho air were the
ones that got my nerves. I will close
now. Write soon. Your cousin,
AVERY M. CRABTREE.
To E. S. Patrick, Tnnnersville, Vn.
(Other interesting soldiers letters
received for this week will nppenr in
the next issue of tho News.?Ed.
Reduced Rates to those entering
April 1st nnd 2nd for our Spring nnd
Summer Term. Auk for information.
mar.21-2t.
Buy War Savings Stamps.
Report of condition of the
FIRST NATIONAL B.ANK OF POCAHONTAS,
At Pocnhonlas, in the State? of Virginia, at the close of business on
March l.l.h 11)10.
RESOURCES.
Loans and discounts, including rediscounts, (except thoso
shown on b nnd c).".$264.874.0!)
Overdrafts, unsecured. 430.70
U. S. bonds deposited to secure circulation,
par value).$35,000.00
U. S. bonds and certificates of indebtedness
owned and unpledged. 45,000.00 80,000.00
Liberty Loan Hunds, 3',y, 4, and 4VS per cent.,
unpledged. 72,000.00
Stocks, other than Federal Reserve Rank Stock, . 6,700.00
Stock of Federal Reserve Rank, (60 per cent of sub.). 2,100.00
Value of banking house. (5,000.00
Lawful reserve with federal reserve bank.. 28,323.97
Items with Federal Reserve Rank in process of collection
(not available as reserve).
('ash in vault, and not amounts due from national bunka, . .
Checks on other banks in the same city or town as report?
ing hank (other than item 17).
Total of items 14, lb, 1(5, 17 and IS.$'.13,054.03
Checks on banks located outside of city or town of report?
ing bank and other cash items.
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer und due from U. S.
Treasurer.
War saving:-, certificates and thrift stamps actually owned,
3,000.00
90,208.09
18U.C4
3,310.05
1J750.0O
28.00
TOTAL
.$544,501.60
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in. $35,000.00
Surplus fund. 36,000.00
Undivided prolils.$10.72(5.11
Cess current, expenses, interest and taxes paid,.. 3,000.28 7,(559.83
Circulating notes outstanding. 35,000.00
Kid amounts due to national banks, . (30.0(5
Net amounts due to banks, bankers and trust companies,
(other than included in items 31 or 32),. 194.90
Certified checks outstanding. 97.82
Cashier's chocks on own bank outstanding. 054.27
Total of items 32. 33, 34 and 35.SI,013.11
Demands deposits (other (hau hank deposits) subject to
Reserve (deposits payable within 30 days):
Individual deposits subject to check, . 182,1538.22
Total of demand deposits (other than bank deposits) sub?
ject to reserve, items 3(5, 37, 38, 39, 40, -11.$182,(538.22
Certificates of deposit (other than for money borrowed), .. 248,250.34
Total of time deposits subject to reserve, Items 42, 43,
44 and 45. 248,250.34
TOTAL.$644,501.60
State of Virginia, County of Tiizcv.nl), SB!
I, .las. II. McNocr, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly
swear Hint the above statement is true to the best of my knowledgo
nnd belief.
JAS. II. McNEER, Cnshior.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of March, 1919.
J. K. SULT, Notary Public.
My commission expires July 6th, 1922.
Correct?Attest:
W. R. GRAHAM,
L. E. WARD,
II. W. HICKS, Directors.
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Rcport of condition of thu
FIRST NATIONAL HANK,
At Richlnnds, in the State of Virginin, at the close of business on
March 4th, 1919.
RESOURCES.
Loans and discounts, including rediscounts, (except thoso
shown on b nnd c).$177,091.04
Overdrafts, secured, $2,281.14; unsecured, $348.2(5. 2,729.40
U. S. bonds deposited to secure circulation
.(par value).$10,000.00
U. S. bonds and certificates of indebtedness owned
ami unpledged. 600.00 10,600.00
Liberty Loan bonds, 8'/j, 4, und 4'A per cent, unpledged,.. 9,660.00
Securities other than U. S. bonds (not including stocks)
owned, unpledged. 2,350.00
Stock of Fedora! Reserve Rank, (50 per cent, of uub). 1,400.00
Vnlue of banking house. 0,160.00
Furniture and fixtures. 2,085.00
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Rank,. 14,414.43
Cash in vault and net amounts due from national banks, .. 31,600.58
Checks en other banks in the mimo city or town as report?
ing bank (other than Item 17) . 320.02
Total of items 14, 15, Hi, 17 nnd 18,.$31,821.60
Checks on hanks located outside of city or town of report?
ing bank and other cash items. 855.37
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer and duo from U.
S. Treasurer. 500.00
Interest earned but not collected?approximate?on Notes
and Rills receivable not past due. 432.00
War savings certificates and thrift stamps actually owned, 374.40
TOTAL.$260,363.14
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in. $40,000.00
Surplus fund. 8,000.00
Undivided profits.$2,228.51
Less current expenses, interest and taxes paid, .. 1,401.35 827.19
Interest and discount collected or credited, in
advance of maturity and not earned, (approximate),.. 1,309.51
Circulating notes outstanding, . 10,000.00
Certified checks outstanding .-... 14.20
Cnshier's checks on own bank outstanding. 105.76
Total of items 32, 33, 34 and 35.$119.96
Demand deposits (other than bank deposits) subject to
Reserve (deposits payable within 30 days).
Individual deposits subject to check,. 145,886.68
Dividends unpaid. 120.00
Total of demand deposits (other than bnnk deposits) sub
ject to reserve, items 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,. .$140,006.68
Time deposits subject to Reserve (payable after 30
days, or subject to 30 days or more notice, and
postal savings):
Certificates of deposit, (other than for money borrowed),.. 38,999.90
Total time deposits subject to Reserve, Items
42, 43, 44 and 45.$38,999.90
Rills payable, other than, with Federal Reserve Bank, in?
cluding nil obligations representing money borrowed, oth?
er than rediscounts, . 15,000.00
TOTAL.$260,363.14
Slate of Virginin, County of Tnzewell, ss:
I, 0. U. Terrill, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and be?
lief O. U. TERRILL, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to beforo me this 12th day of March, 1910.
MRS. W. B. SPRATT, Notary Public.
Correct?Attest:
W. R. WILLIAMS,
J. V. FOX,
T. D. SEXTON, Directors.

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