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VOI. IV NO 7 " ' ,-. f : : ' fl - '!.! SYLVA, N. C-, .'AW 10 l'JISV; . $1.50 THE YEAR INEADVA&E 1 . i ' . j... ... . "T : . . . . '. ' at- FROM CORPORAL BECK itacid Eciinetable, France, December 6th. 1918. censorship which heretofore forbade our make known where we were m an- Flanders we were to trie British Army. We I lam until the tenth s- ir n. ' pfou.' day of September, when we began our move southward and back again Dear Editor and readers of the int0 France. Until the 23rd of Sept. Jackson County:-As the ban of We we out of the lines recuperat es uuu preparing lor turther en gage, uents; On the 24th of Sept. and what we were doing in France u j T ,, ldm tor which we were to ojjupy, sev- 1219 now been lifted T will enHpnvnr , , .. V ' : ' . erai kilometers east of Albert and travels p0 a v-icuac, me liuus occupying me famous Hindenburg Line, St. Quen- j m m to give you a lew ot our since leaving the states. Most of us boys have now chang ed our opinion of the censor man and now regard him as a "decent sort of chap", as Tommy says, in- you have to study like heck some times. tin Canal and the town of Belle court. On the 29th Sept. our Divis ion was given this system of the stead of a guy who is always trying rt ,Afclc, ,f u . b ' . . "J0"11 It was one of ihe o.rongest positions x the Hll h.'Kl i. : J thp 1 - . I - " - - - a J.W A1UV Ub you umptea to smuggle surrepti- that timj It WM n tagk and nous letters and all kinds of codes we met with Sulbboni distance, signs and hieroglyphics nobody could But the Huns sed m cuiupicuw uu y uaua loqking out in No Man's Land and seeing the Yanks coming after them, instend nf thr Tnmmioc W tm'- was formerly a Jackson county Lnr ftK;P;WM oo a boy, enlisted in July 1917. m the mon(h , ter we had QCC ied Canton Abulance Company No 1 tions miles frQm N. G, and came overseas with that than twenty.flve miles from where ormzation. We landed in Eng. e began the chase, ha , ing captured hmd m the early days of June 1918. the towa3 of Be!Iecoarti Norjyi c wu.ui. w auuaiuuicu iu uig- jounco,!r(f Montebrehm, Temple jaiiu, xor ai nine 01 year uarK uoesn i . . ..:! 1 1 .nrk t tf i j couiv uinu ii.vu r. in. aim uayiigui B(jhain and a number of other- Tn a-ain at 3:00 A. M., so we who iess than a month's cmtinuous fight couldn't sleep in daytime were in a ingwehai von the distinction of position not at all to be envied. We bein, one of lUj best fighting unhs crossed the English Channel and in ths E Fm winning a commea. landed at La Havre, France, on the dation from Sir Douglas Haig Coin. 22nd day of June, 1918, touching mander of tlie British Annes in lor the first time the land which Francef and also the comradeship was destined to be the scene of so and admiration of tIie 4th British i any strange and long-to be-re- and Australian Armies, numbered incidents. Here, more After our engagements in the man ever, we began to realize ihat Somme we came out of the lines our drift had been detained at the and mouj t0 villages around itng anticipated destination. Like ihe Ancient Mariner, gravity had drawn us to the brink where we would soon emerge into the greatest Amiens where we were stationed prior to coming to Bennetable, where we are now. No one knows when we shall hear that welcome battles of modern times. Here, at Lrtnn,p'u.impwrtrH R,lnj.. hnt w La Havre, a great debarkation port, nope in the aedi. future jntil that were preparations and machinery dav come3 we are conteat a3 wa COL. THEO. ROOSEVELT OlEO MONDAY MORNING Oyster Bay. N. Y.. Jan. 6S-G0I. Theodore Roosevelt died in hissleep early today at his home on -Sagamore Hill in this village. Death is believed to have been due to 'rheu matism which affected his heart. The colonel suffered a severe at tack of rheumatism and sciatica xm New Year's day, but none believed his illness would likely prove fatal. The former president sst up . most of Sunday and retired at 11 o'clock last night. About 4 o'clock tins morning Mrs, Roosevelt, who was the only other member of the fam ily at Oyster Bay, went to her. hus band's room and found that he had died during the night. Mrs. Roose velt telephoned to Colonel Emlin Roosevelt, cousin of the. former president, and he came to the Roose velt home immediately. Cable mes sages were sent to Major Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and Captain Kerinit T" 1 . 1 Kooseveir, wno are in service; m France, and teleirams to Mrs. Nich olas Longworth,- to Cnptain Archie, who left yesterday with his wife for Boston, where his father-in-law died today, and to Mrs. Ethel Derby, who is in Aiken, S. C, with her two children. V; Telegrams of condolence and sympathy began to pour m. from all parts of the country- today as soon as the news of ColoneL Roose velt's death became known.y :vj! The former president came to his home on Sagamore Hill frorn the Roosevelt hospital onCh r is tm Day, but a week later was stricken with a severe attack of rheumatism and sciatica- from.' 4.wbictiifel been suffering for some time. The rheumatism affected his right hand and it became much swollen. He remained in his room and efforts were made to check the trouble. ready embarked now total 292,000. Troops in the Uuited States and abroad designated for demobiliza tion, General March - said, ".total 1, 379,000. Demobilization of the army at home has now reached the last class, the combat divisions. Orders for the breaking up of these units already have been sent -out. aud he task will proceed gradually, un der week to week v designations of the number to be let out. The progress of demobilization is being maintained, officials say, an incomplete total giving 630,369 men and 40,491 officers discharged up to January 3. TROMJRANCE "Nod-Sur-Seine" South Central FraDce December 4, 1918 FROM -A JACKSON BOY WITH THE30TH DIV. Somewhere in France November 25, 1918 Monday ni?ht. Dear Fred: Your letter was glad ly received yesterday, and was also a surprise to me. I never thought of getting a letter from you. Well I am glad you wrote me as long a letter as you did in answer to the little card I sent you. I had for gotten all about sending you one of those cards. Anyhow I am glad I got the letter from you and I ap preciate it very much. Yes, if you had been over here about the time the boys went over the top you would have thought we or rather they were going South with the cat birds. Now I want you to get this thing right. Don't think thnt I was in the front I tell you that there, would be no need of trying to find the Kaiser, for he was gone to Holland; so has the Crown Prince. I guess I had better close for this time and go sound "Call to Quar ters." - Sincerely your friend, " Bill. ANNUAL STATEMENT C. W. Wood, listing taxes 19 30 G. T. Wike " . 18.50 E. D. Tatham " " 17.50 C B.Sutton " M - 20.80 W. M. Fowler registrar-of primary 12.0& A. S. Moss registrar of primary 10.76 1 ill : 1 i My Dear Folks: The brakes hnes for I was not. The closest have been taken nrnrtiroillv off nd ever ot t0 the front lines was in Tin . . .. . , , about four miles; so you can see 1 11 try a b it tonight to tell you a u. T .x 3 that I wasn t going over the tOD bit of my experience since I've been with tne boys at alL It ig almost from the States. p, rfectly safe that far bacK from My regiment sailed from New the lines. But that didn't keep the York on July 31st, landed in Liver- aeroplanes from coming overhead pool: England, on Sunday August at night, nor did it keep the long 11th. On the 12th we took a train distance guns from bursting all and landed at Winchester the same around. I would follow the line as day. On the 19th we took train it moved up. As the frdfa. ,;t for Southampton; left there at .7:30 would advance I would go a little P. M., on "Archangel," crossed the farther; so during the . Bellecourt English Channel and landed at drive they went so fast that I could Cherbourg, France, the . following not keep within four miles of the morning before daylight;, Saw Bill front lines. But I began to think McGhere for the first1 and last once I was getting along pretty time since leaving CamD Jacksn. well. When I arrived at one town Left there on 21st train and came the Germans were lying around by a point Versailles near Paris.) every wheie, Last Saturday the colonel's secre- ch all sides of us for the destruction are e kaow tuut we snall De tary, Miss Josephine Strieker, called ui mankind, some ot wnicn nau kr here unr-i auro -m hns fadpd to see him but the colonel was been to the front, delivered its blow and js forgotten; until a dictated asleep in his room. Miss Strieker Alia been sent back to the work- peace has been asked for and is ac - sa today no one had any idea that yliops for repair. All around us we centeu; until the Dove of Peace has deatn was so near at hand. uegan to spy countless numbers of Spread its wings over the shell- Flags were placed at half mast people from many countries, whose torn and bloodstained soil of Europe m Oyster Bay today. language, mode and customs of life atld broods peace, progress and pros- After prayers at the Roosevelt were entirely foreign to and different perity to the unhappy masses. home, at which only members of from ours. In the meantime. I am wishing the family will be present, the fun Not many days elapsed until we for the Journal and its readers the eral service will be held at 12;45 took a side-door pullman, a model very best of luck, and good fortune. Wednesday afternoon, in Christ of traiu thoroughly tried out by the We went forvVard Kinwtng that you Episcopal church, the little old frame s )ldiers of the A. E. F. We traveled people back ho.,; j were backing us structure, where for years the col- two days, passing through Paris, Up and keeping the home fires onel and his family worshiped. He and finally stopping at Fayl-Biilet, burning and realing that it was your will be laid to rest without pomp or a quaint little French village down sacrifice, as weil as oars, which en- ceremony in Young's Memorial cem almost in sight of the Alpine Moun- abled us to labor for humanity and etery in this village, on a Knoll tains.1 We put in our time here pay our debt to our sister Nations, overlooking Long Islanl sound, a ROLL OF WOK FOR DECEMBER. firming ana training lor our worn Samuel ueck, kit the front. Corp. Amb. Co. 118, 103 a San. Tn July 29 we again took boxcars Medical Corps, U. S. Army. toward the North, traveling two da'ys and nights, passing through T'nria Rnlndnp Cnli : :ind into Bel- -inm On first h.,v of August BETA GRADED SCHOOL w. ndnin fm,H nurftrives with the First Grade. George Parris, Ray x. . .x-- Fisher. Frank Bumgarner, Lessie .iuni uiYision. ine lirst tunc siwt;c Jiving the States. Here, in Ypres Wiggins and Kemmel Hill Sector, our Divis ion, in its infancy we might say, stood the supreme which proved its eiucieucy as a fighting unit and tvnrfhinpsi nf heind christened Old Hickory. It was here that the boys Wiggins, Effie Wiggins from the Carolinas and Tennessee viewed for the first time the "God Forsaken Half-acre between two in- fi ihivpi where the ghosts of SO 1.1 my dauntless heroes flit and flirt. It was here that our first Divisional comrades who fell as matyrs to Liberty were buried. At their J.eiids under the Nine Elm Trees vere placed the little white cross c . which now bear more honor than itl I the tombs of ancient Kings. plot which he and Mrs. Roosevelt selected soon after he left the white house. 3! VISION TO . URN TO U S. AT ATI Second Grade. Hazel Fisher, Grace I Cook. Fourth Grade. Grason Cope, No- : ie V. Harris, Frank Fisher, Fifth Grade. Lenore Snider, Elsie iggins. Sixth Grade. Lela Belie Mitchell. Seventh Grade. Vernie Lee Har ris. Bessie Snider. Eighth Grade. Grady Crawford, Charles Ensley, Tom Gribble. Mr. and Mrs. John Hastings are visiting Mr. Hastings' parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hastings, at the Com mercial Hotel. Go. passer by, At the Homeland tell Obedient to her ideals . -They fell." Ed Bryson, of Franklin, was here this week, visiting his sister, Mis. Carrie McKee. Washington, Jan. 4. Three com bat di visions, the 30th, 37th and 91st have been designated by General Pershing for early return home from France, General March an nounced today. The 30th included national guard troops from Tennessee, North Caro lina and South Carolina; the 37th, Ohio and West Virginia guardsmen, aud the 92nd Pacific ccast troops. These three entire divisions and the second corps headquarters which operated with the British ar my in Flanders underj Major General I saw one Fritz's head : -1 Arrived at 'Tonnure" at 10 p. : nil on rolled bacTc''and forth; across the 22nd Got off and camped here, road two or three days Hiked out to Cheney (small) 4 kilo- before it was moved; some of meters) the following day, and here their legs would be hanging up in we remained taking drilling in in- trees and the shoe still on the foot. antry and engineer work till Sep- One instance I saw was a wagon, or tember 18th, when we started for part of it, hanging up in a tree, shot he front. Went (on train) by Chau- up there by a big gun or a bomb. mont-Epiaai, got off at "Bronvelien- And the battle fields were just like sierg and by some hiking got to they had been ploughed. There Nngmont-Les-Fosser-East of St. Die, a holes in the fields over ten feet, kilometers; here we were in a some of them large enough to put I ! f .im II TIT It quiet sector, except some artillery s nouse ine siz?. 01 siun waiKers aud air activity. Did engineer work in. I guess you think I am kind of till October 17th we left for a rest stretching things a little, but it is camp "Fontenay." Arrived here about true; t red on Sunday. 20th; rested here till Fred, I would not worry about November 1st; hiked over to the matter when I tried so many Thoan" (at night, too) and took times to get into the service and train went by Nancy, got off a bit could not; I would be content and above there at "Leourville", hiked not worry about it at all; you made by St. Mihiel on the 3rd, got to six attempts to get in; I think you Camp "Nevoteth" on the 6th (rest- nave shown your patriotism even ing on the way some). though you cannot join the service On the 9th we went to the You mentioned something about trenches to follow up the infantry, the influenza killing so many peo- Were under shell fire here hi Hau- PIe- 1 gness there are a good many 1 1 ..1.1 dimont, Manhenlles, Bonzle, Monts people dying witn it, out iook at and Villers till armistice was made the soldiers that were killed the day effective. Mostly road work to ai- the war stopped, to say nothing of the time back of this. I had the (for the drive) to pass I'll tell you influenza myself and thought I was all about this some time. On the never 8m& 10 8ei weu 31 au- 1 was 18th we packed up and started hik-'m the hospital for about five or six ing west and south and yesterday davs; then after 1 ot back t0 the at 3 p, m. we landed in this village, company they were ready to move Have a good room here and a big farther on down the road. So I French high" to sleep in and am haven,t had time t0 write anv IeL" enjoying a real sure enough rest. ters 31 a,i m aD0Ul lW0 wees 1 I hope you are all well and hap- Put m Prettv &0Qa time yesterday, . . .. . 4-Villfi Vl rw ftlv hpo th la dnnri dnn t timt-- t iiiuuh". J. R. Ensley 44 R. L. Hyatt " L. A. Melton E, M. Moss " " J. M. McClubg, county's part of salary W. L. Henson, postage, ex press, etc., W. R. Sherrill, services to Co. Board of Election W. A. Stillwell, listing taxes 27.50 A. A. Nichols, examination of Artie Arrihgton V John A. Brown, burial ex--penses of Bill Reed E. D. Reese, painting at jail F. E. Green, refund on 1917 taxes S. J. Phillips, listing taxes ""gdon. registrar of pri primary . ' Dillsboro & Sylva EL light Co. lights for C. fi& jail Jackson County Bank, bor rowed money 475.00 J. N. ' Lambert refund on taxes (poll tax) &35 S. H. Reed, refund on 1917 r- taxes. 40, r4fjwf-'3j52 Jz J. W. Keener postage " n 1.00 J. R. Long, services to Board 54.47; DiHard Hooper, services to B'd 1825 12.90 15.61 14.49 14.45 25.00 4.36 16.38 . 2.00 20.05 12.00 2.45 270 11.03 aio ry about me. SGTgt. A. R. McGuire, Cq. Q 305 Engineers. CUr THIS OUT IT IS WORTH MONEY. DONT MISS THIS. Cut out this slip, enclose with 5c to Foley & Co., 12835 Sheffield Ave., Chicago. 111.. Sergt. Troy Sheffield and Miss Mamie Qryson were married Dee. 26. Rev. W. W. Marr officiating. During all our engagements m ' franklin Press. George W. Reed, have been added writing your name and address to the priority list and will be re- clearly. You will receive in return turned home as shipping becomes a trial pack ige containing Foley's available. The three divisions and H o n e y a nd Tar Compound, foi the headquarters comprise . about coughs, colds and croup, Foley Kid- 83,000 men. ney Pills and Foley Cathartic Tab Units abroad assigned to early lets. For sale by Sylva Pharmacy convoy, in addition to those aj adv. You mentioned the Belgians: I stayed in that nation for about two months, and would like to be there tonight, for I had me a suie enough 4irl; and talk about loving! She sure could do that stunt, bhe caned it 'coTressing, Well, it was all right for me! I had myself a time while we were up in Belgium. We hold Metz today. I was glad to get the clipping, and it was prettv good, too. If you could have seen the 30th Division 4oing over the top you would have thought the yanks were going in stead of coming, and they sure did ake the Hindenburg line. Paul read your letter and said to J. L. Jones, S. L. claim ; .61 M. A. Norman work on S. L. v. fence , 1000- T. H. Queen, refund on 1917 taxes 2.10 C Henry Dills, work on S. L. fence 4.00 Jackson County Bank, bridge claim to Better Roads Mfg. Co. 989.89 Z. L. Cook work on bridge 23.21 W. Mike Brown, painting Webster bridge - 34.00 ; John Monteith county aid . 6.00 Dan Shook - m Viney Wood 44 3.00 Wm. Brooks M M 4.00 .. Tom Ashe M " 2.50 Narcis Prince M " '&00 Charity Jennings u 4i 10.00 Mrs. Nathan Long" V 4.00 Haseltine Mathis - M 3.00 Nelson Paris M 2.00 Jas. S. Farley " 41 5.00 Samantha Brooks 44 44 2.00 John C. Bryson 44 44 2.50 Mrs. P. W. Mitchell county aid 5.00 C. G. Cunningham county aid 2.00 R.L. Garrett 44 44 3.00 J. N. McMahan 44 44 3.00 Andy Hall 44 44 a00 PoUie Barnes 44 44 2.0U John Pool 44 44 3.00 Estes Hoyle 44 44 3.00 Clark Painter 44 - 2.00 J. A. Gibson 4 44 2X0 Mrs. John Cope 44 44 3.0Q Mrs. Javan Parker 44 44 2.00 Melissa Lewis 44 44 2.00 Jack Wood 44 44 . 2.00 M. M. Buchanan 44 3.00 J. M. Parker 44 aCO Harrison Owen " 500 Douglass Monteith 44 44 2.00 Geo. W. Green 2.00 Jas. Carver 44 44 aOO Lorerza Bryson 4 44 2.00 Mary Deitz 44 ' aOO Mrs. Baxter Owen 44 44 2.00 A. S. Bryson, judge of pri mary election 2.C0 H R. Queen services to Bd 14.80 C. G. Rogers, registrar of ii- . .mary 10.09 (Continued on r;age 8) V