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THE CREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, THURSDAY; DECEMBER 26, 1918.
THREE FORT RANDOLPH C. Z. LETTER FROM FRANCE. LETTER FROM LUXEMBURG LOCAL and Join the 1919 XMAS CLUB at the First National Bank. Become a member of the 1919 XMAS CLUB at the First National Bank. - J. C. Overhulser, Greeneville Route 15, is headquarters for Christ mas goods. - 229-4t.' You can join the 1919 XMAS CLUB at the First NationalBank un til February. Meet your friends at the Kiser Shoe & Clothing Co., Friday and Sat urday for bargains. WANTED TO RENT A typewriter with universal key board. 4R. G.," care of Sun Office. d233-3t Mr. and Brs. Chas. M. Mismer and little daughter are spending the day with friends in Knoxville. Twenty-per cent off on all Men's Overcoats Friday and Saturday at the Kiser Shoe & Clothing Co.' FOR SALE-7-Bush car, 5-pessenger. One mare, eight years old. Mrs. ' G. W. Winkle, Tusculum, Tenn. It' Robert Britton wants to furnish you your fresh meat. Market in base ment of Ellenburg store, Main street, i The little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith has been quite ill for sev eral days, but is reported some bet ter. Many hogs are being killed today. This is the first real hog killing weather this section has had for. the past six weeks. 1 Mr. Wilson Britton has returned to Rogersville, after spending Christ ' mas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Britton. Mr. Chas. "H. Kelley, of Chicago, is spending the week here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Kelley, on Church street. Ten Uents a weeK aeposnea in we First National Bank XMAS CLUB wiir'solve your expense trouble next ChristmasJoin Now. A ceck for $63.75 was sent to all 5 cent XMAS CLUB members of the First National Bank this week Join i next year's aclub NOW. - The First National Bank has made its XMAS CLUB depositors happy this week by sending them their bal ances ere you a member? Did you appreciate that drive your friend "took you last summer--then remember him with a Michelin tire er tube. Get it at Bird Bros. FOR RENT s Three rooms, with wa ter and lights. For' information Call the rjaily Sun office. 233-3t. Mr. J.,E. Ridgeway is at home Officials at the express office tell us that they handled a larger amount of express during the first three days of this week than at anytime in the history of the local office. All depositors in the Christmas Savings Chib at the .First National Bank are requested te send in their pass books before December 18th, when checks will be mailed out to everyone. Prices on Vann Bros.' stock will be reduced in order to reduce the stock during the next few weeks. It will pay you to pay this store a visit if you need merchandise of any kind. A new meat market has been open ed up in the lower part of the J E. Ellenburg building, Main street. Come and see me one and all. I am sure I can serve you with the best of meat. ROBERT BRITTON. We have four automobiles that must be sold at once. The cars are all in good condition and can be pur chased at bargain prices. If you are interested in a car, call at Vann Bros, store at once. The- large stock of Vann Bros, must be reduced of closed out t once. In order to do this, the en tire stock will be disposed of at greatly reduced prices. This is one of the largest stocks in East Tennes see, and it i composed of some eight or ten stores in one. PERSONAL Mr. John. Brabson, Jr., is at home from Sewanee, spending the holiday vacation with homefolks and friends. Mr. Joe Hacker, Jr., of Knoxville, spent Christmas day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hacker, on Irish street. ' . Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Doyle and Hon. J. R. Gardner and wife, of Johnson City, were Christmas day guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lane, on Main street. This office can print your sale bills while you wait. We also do any kind of good printing on short notice. We want. your printing. Help us out on that next, job of printing. from Alabama, spending the holidays with his wife and little daughter, who are spending the winte at the home of Mrs. Ridgeway's parents, Judge and Mrs. W. H. Piper, this city. Friends of Mr. Thos. H. Roberts, who has been seriously ill at his home near Dulaney, for the past ten days, will be glad to learn that his condi tion is thought to be much better to day. ' , Private Jack Borden came home on a brief furlough from Camp Gor don, Ga., Tuesday, returning to camp yesterday afternoon. He is expected to receive his permanent discharge withing a very few weeks. Mr. Clarence C. Trim came in off the road the first of the week and- is spending the holidyas with his daugh ter, Mrs. Chas. Donaldson, this city. Mr. Trim has been traveling in South Carolina the past year. Mr. Paul Teague arrived home on Tuesday afternoon from Camp For rest, vLytel, Ga., having received his discharge from the service. ; Paul will resume his position with the Snapp Printing Co. the first of the coming week. Mr. Erwin Taylor and Miss Ger trude Rainwater were married on Christmas day at the home of the bride's sister, south' of -Greeneville. They are popular young people and their friends will no doubt be surpris ed to learn of their marriage. Special sales on several lots of shoes and furnishings at the Kiser Shoe & Clothing Co., Friday and Saturday. This is a,clean-up sale af ter1 the great holiday rush. If you have not bought you can bow save at least twenty per cent on your pur chases. ' PRIVATE SALE: I am now offer ing for sale my personal property, consisting of 2 horses, 1 cow, corn and wheat drill, farm wagon, 1 buggy and harness, "and many other things too numerous to men tion. W. A. Harris, near Bart ley's store. 233. 2t. Vann Bros, have to wind up their business now and for this reason their large stock will .be sold tt a great reduction. . This means that one of the largest stocks in East Ten nessee will now be placed on the mar ket at prices that will-astonish you. Clean-up Sale on short lots of shoes and clothing Friday and Saturday. We take stock Monday and Tuesday and want to sell out these short lots at your own price. We believt you know we have established a record for doing just what wo advertise, and when we tell you that these new. seasonable goods are to go on these days you may rest assured that there is something good in store for you. Kiser Shoe & Clothing Co. Some Have That Gift "Oratory," snld Uncle Eben, "is a fine thing. Some mn Is such great persuaders dat dey don't have to do no work ner give up no money deirseTs." Princess Theatre Opens Saturday The Princess Theatre will be open ed up again on Saturday afternoon, accordin ,gto present plans. It was intended to re-open the theatre today, but at a conference of the board of health it was decided that it would possibly be best to wait until Satur day. There will be no disappoint ment on the opening Saturday- Man ager Carter has ; arranged to show some feature films Saturday after noon and night. Dec. 8th, 1918. Dear Mother and Father:- It has been a long' time since I wrote you. I am sorry J could not write, you, but have been awfully busy for the past two weeks; in fact, since I got your letter. I have been transferred twice within the last three weeks. I was transferred, to Ancon, and then, at my own request,, back to Randolph. I have been ap pointed Sergt-Major since I last wrote you. My duties haven't changed any but my pay has been in creased $12 per month. I had a letter from Clarence the other day,' he wrote it Oct. 12th. He says he has been in the trenches for a few days. I certainly do envy him his luck in getting to go over and see some of the. things war is made of. But of course the war is over now and there is no use to fight. ' But a man of my health and age feels that he ought to be in a position to claim some of the credit for the glorious victory thaw .!.! allied armies have won. Well, we can at least be proud that one o the family has partici pated in the fight that has been vic torious. " ' V ' I suppose now that the war is over we boys in the army will, have to go to thinking what we are going to do when we get out of the army. I haven't been able to decide yet whether or not I would like to come home and live on the farm or go in to something else. I don't think that I will ever settle down close home for sometime, unless you want me to come home and live there for a few months. ' How is evrybody that I used to know? How are you getting along with the work on the farm? I sup pose you have all of your" wheat sowed and are about ready to go to selling tobacco. I am healthy and having a fine time. The dry season is starting in again and it won't rain more than twice per day for the next three months. Lovingly, ' v TOM BROOKS. J-ETTER FROM THE FRONT Nov. 17th, 1918. ' Dear Mother: ' I am well and expecting to hear from you. Wellr mother, how did you like the way the Germans surrendered? Wasn't it great? I know the papers there now are just full of "the won der ful news. - I just left the hospital a few days ago and am now at a convalescent camy from which I expect to join my company soon. I have received all the papers that you have sent me and have enjoyed them very much. Have also receiv ed the pictures thatyou sent, and they sure are nice. Well, I haven't had a word from brother. If you hear from hira let me know so that I can write him. Mother please take good care of my heifer as I am coming home soon and want to find her in good condi tion. . Will close now, with love to you and all the rest at home. , Your loving son, A. H, CLENDENNON. A. E. F. Via N. Y. CXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)COCOOOOOOO - Jolly Little Bean Bags Ilappy Jack Squirrel and Peter Rab bit, made of thin leather nd Iqosely filled with beans, make the most fas cinating bean bags that ever were. If you can't' find them In the shops it Is easy to make them at home. The tops of worn," long kid gloves might be used for them, or very heavy doth. They are cut out and painted and button hols stitched about the edgea. v pi 1 v- , J ) Central Records Office, Boeveges, France, Nov. 23, 1918. Dear Father: It has been requested that each man in the America! Expeditionary force write his father a Christmas letter. I know you will be interested to know something in detail of how I have spent the time in France. I came to France with the 117th Infantry of the 30th Division. . I worked as a signalman in the signal platoon of the 117th Regiment. It was my duty to send and receive sig nals. I was armed as an infantry man, though was not expected to fight except in self defense. The 30th Division went into Belgium soon after we arrived to reinforce the. British. I have wondered if you knew those days just wehere I was. The 117th Infantry went to the front once while I was with them, near the city of Ypres, Belgium, and was preparing to go in again, when I left them near Arras, France, arid came here to the central, records office. -" W$ went tothe lines in front of Ypres and took our post one night. Our guide was a British soldier. We followed old trenches and sometimes paths across torn fields, with orders that if the enemy should locate us and fire on us to fall and lay close to the ground. Nevertheless, all the .while shell, shrapnel and machine gun fire was going on. When we got into the reserve lines we look, shelter in dug outs assigned by an officer. This was right in the midst of . the heavy artil lery, and all the while they fought artillery duels. And can you imagine how a fellow would feel laying in a dug-out with a comrad, knowing that a shell might drop any minute", and when a fellow felt that he must have sleep and lay down to sleep he found that the earth was in a constant trem ble by the artillery fire. My first post was in the top of an old delapi dated firm house, catching signals from an advanced station was right along a rocked road which was one of our main roads of travel, carrying supplies up and the enemy was shell ing this road trying to tear it up and delay our bringing up supplies. All the protection from the shells I had was a post of the buiding about half as large as my body. 'I could hear pieces of the shells whacking about on theTjuilding and would not have been surprised to have been knocked off my post. I mention, this, as my first experience. I went on into greater danger, which I will not try to write about: I find no pleasure in speak ing of many of these experiences. I am just thankful that I got around. Suppose you have heard of Kemmel Hill afad of the, desperate battle of Kemmel Hill. I looked over the hill with my blasses, from my post, and could not see anyone. If there was a German on it he was so well cam ouflaged that you could not recog nize him. I'was in a dug-out at the front in an embankment which stood between lis and No Man's Land. - One evenjng while the sun was shining bright, I climbed to the top of our fortifications and took a peep through glasses over into No Man's Land. I could not see anyone. I can under stand why it is spoken of as No Man's Land, for it is an uninhabited land, and hi who goes there is an intruder. I was about to say it was a silent scope of territory, but fire coming from that direction told me that there was "a kind of man", just over the way. Nearby; well, about as near as I can describe it, was a shell torn piece of earth trees and vegetation were all destroyed and the grass seemed to be dead.N I think all liv ing creatures had forsaken that spot except man. I could not see even a bird Up there. Well ,the situation is quite differ ent here, in office work, There are a lot of British girls here in the C. L. 0. and the French girls here in the city, and if a fellow tries he can have a sporty time, especially if hedoes not care for spending his money, and we Rre expecting to get back to the U. S some day if Spanish flu or pneu monia do not overtawe us. We love our country. We think of the states dearly, we talk of our great country, and we hope to return. I helped the "Y" man put up a large United States map yesterday, and there is a crowd of Yanks about it over almost all the while. Everyone is proud and anxi ous to tell what state he. is from. We are glad that hostilities have ceased, and today there isn't a gun firing, and soon the armistice will ex pire, and the peace conference will convene, and the outlook is, conse quently, peace. I have lately heard sad news from the company I left. Ansley and Joe and the other Greene county boys I waa with were 0. K. the list I heard of them. I have had one leater from Ansley since I came here, dated Oct. Active Service, A. E. F. Co. L. 168th Inft. 42 Div. Nov. 25th, 1918. My Dear Father: I will write you a few lines ti let you know where I am. I am now in Luxemburg on my way to Berlin. We just came through Belgium this week. It sure is a nice place, although torn up quite a bit by the Huns. We are having some time, and are going on to Germany and then coming home. I don't know how long we will be here, but I don't think it will be long as the war is now over and every thing is looking good. We are sure seeing some country, too, believe me. Will close hoping to see you all real soon. PVT. MARTIN V. COX. ROUTE 11. The Flu is better-at this writing. We are real glad to see the Camp Wadsworth boys all in. Hope the rest will arrive soon. Mr. and Mrs. Cannon and daugh ter, Verlie Kate, spent a few hours Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lowry. Messrs Bulger and' Don Fillers and Misses Bessie and Hassie Clemons wade a trip to Greeneville Saturday. Mr.- Bill Russell was out motoring Sunday evening. .Mr. Willie Mays and Bruce Weems called on Misses Estella and Cecil Cannon, near Flag Branch, Sunday evening.' , Mr. Dave Cannon called on Zeffia Burkey Sunday evening. Mrs. Jess Lowry and children are spending the week with her father, George Cannon. V HONEY SUCKLE! LOSTr--Discharge and insurance pa pers in Greeneville, Tuesday, be longing to Robert Roscoe Brooks. Return to Sun Office and get re ward. AN OPPORTUNITY Traveling in the mountains a man stopped at a cabin and asked for a drink of water. An old woman brought it to him, and after drink ing he had quite a talk with her, tell ing her about some of the wonders he had seen in the outside world. When he finally stopped to take breath, the old woman took the pipe out of her mouth and said: "Stranger, if I knowed as much as you do I'd g o somewhere and start a little grocery." Ex. REDUCING FIRE DANGER ,The fire hazard should be considei--ed in the location and construction of all new farm buildings. Many groups of farm buildings are so lo cated and constructed that any fire which might break out in one build ing would be almost sure to destroy the whole group. When a eW build ing is to be erected it is worth while at least to consider placing it where it will be reasonably safe from fire starting from any other building and where it will not be a menace to oth er buildings. Concrete construction is being us ed on"many farms, and it is especial ly desirable for smokehouses, incuba tor rooms, and any other small bujld ings which are exceptionally subject to loss by fire. The first cost of a well-constructed concrete building generally will be greater than that of a wood building of the same size, but the concrete will last practically for ever, and will seldom need paint, or repairs. . A fire is such a building can do but slight damage to the building itself, and there is very little likelihood of its spreading to any of the adjoining buildings. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK The annual meeting of the stock holders of the First National Bank of Greeneville, Tenn., will be held at its banking house in Greeneville, Tenn., on Tuesday, January 14,at 1 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing directors for the1 ensuing year and for the transaction of aay other business (that may legally come before it. THOS. D. BRABSON, Cashier. Great Iceland Coal Field. The Iceland cyal fields will supplj 180,000,000 tons equal In quality U the Scottish coaL " 9th. I have had several letters from the folks about home, and I would like to write many more of them. , Best wishes, and so long, WALTER L. HUGHES. Vir,. - iX i ' CO c 1 Nutated Iron Increases strength and enbW anc of delicate, oervou. rundown people in two weeks' time in many instance!. It bat been used and endorsed by such men at Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, former Secretary of tha Treasury and Ex-Governor ( Iowa; Former United States Senator and Vice-Presidential Nominee Charles A. Townej General John I Clem (Retired) the drummer boy of Shiloh who was sergeant in the U. & Army when only 1J years of agej also United States Judge G. W. Atkinson of the Court of Claims of Washington, and others. Ask rour eoctor cr druggist about it. , For Sals in This"City By E. T. MILLER & CO., SQUARE DRUG STORE, BOYD DRUG CO, CENTRAL DRUG CO. , Retal Price of Sugar Fixed The wholesale houses of Greene ville have just received car loads of sugar for the retail trade and no re tailer is' allowed to sell it 'for more tharf ELEVEN CENTS PER POUND. Any violations of these rules should be reported to me at once, as it is my desire to carry out my instructions regarding the price to be charged. x CHAS. W. ALLEN, Food Administrator for Greene Co. MOSHEIM ROUTE 1 The heal th of this community is very good at this writing. Mr. Alonzo MeNeese called on Miss Selma Kite Sunday. Miss Ida Carter spent Sunday with Martha Booker. Mr. Charley Carter made a flying trip to Greeneville Saturday. Mr. Jake Britton called on Martha Booker Sunday afternoon. Mr. Nathan Morris called on Char mie MeNeese Sunday afternoon. Our school at barter's Valley is progresing nicely, : s Mr. Bob Burns has moved into the house with his brother, George. Mr. Walter Booker was the guest of Myrtle Carter Sunday. Mr. Harrison Britt called on Miss Ida Carter Sunday. VALLEY SCHOOL GIRL. ; professional : J i : : , 1 W. T. MITCHELL Justice of The Peace . Office, Basement Mason Hou, Greeneville, Tenn. JNO. M. PIPER, Real Estate and Insurance Notary Public Deeds' and Mortgages Prepared. Offics over Lowry'a Hdw. Stors, Opposite Court House. O. T. FRENCH Justice of The Peace " . and Notary Public Matrimony a Specialty, Offics over Hardin Grocery Co. Oppoaite Court House. , $45,000.00 I have loaned to enterpriainf farmers recently. Try me. S. H. Thompson, Bristol, Tenn. I Am Prepared ELECTRICAL WIRING OR REPAIRING IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.- I CAN GIVE PROMPT SERVICE Al KtASUfi ABLE RATES. 230-4t Kenneth Brown PHONE 132