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July 1.1, 1022
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CHApryn. I -To the Kentiirkr wll.ler.
neee nutpoal i nninmn.le.l liy Jerome Han
lers, in Hit I in Imnieiliately prer.in
Revolution, lomea a while boy flee.
In from ml of tUawneea by whom
he Itarl hcn capture! and ad tpied as a
n of the chief, kalitoo Ho la liven
atielter ami am, ta lha favorable aiten
4iun .if I lava Vanilrll. a leader anion
rilAlTKn ll.-Tha boy warna Ma naw
rrl.-ti.la f th coming of a Shairnea war
Pmr'r- The fnrl la atiaket. inl only
saved ly the unialy aup-aram a of a
parly of Vlraimana The lea.ler of theae
la fatally sounded. (Ut in hia dying mo
men l a remtniaea Ilia fugitive youth aa
CIIAPTF.K III -At fieri Onka. planta
tion on Ina Jatnee river. Virginia. Colonel
IMjIa a home, lha hoy aiMare with a
maaaa for ih ilonet, ha after read
ing It intr.Hlu.ra lha nearer to hie rlauah.
tar Karhara aa har ruuain, fcrsktne Hal.
fllAITrll IV -Kreklne maeta I..
other coueina. Harry lle ami Hu.h
Th hoy rIoimI ( window looking
out Into lli Catherine dusk. Tin'
neighing of horses, Ih l-iwitiaT of
ralil, tli llni of roosting turkeys
ml motherly clutter of roosting hens,
th weird songs of negro, th
Bound tf busy preparation th roll nil
th hou ami from th kitchen all
were Bound of (leai- ami plenty, a,
rarity anil aervlc. Anil over In hia
own wllda at that hour thy were
driving row ami bur. Into th
tockade. Tliy wee cooking thir
rude atipper In th nen. A man had
full to ai'h of th watch towere.
KriMn th blackening wimkU ram th
curdling cry of panther ami th
hooting of owls. Away on over th
Mil westward wllila were th wlg
wama of squaw, papoose, braves,
th ml men rel In akin. In blood,
In heart, and red with hat against
I'erhapa thry war circling a fir at
that nioineiii In a frenxied war dance
prliaa th hooting at that moment
from th wimhU around the fort ma
at th hooting of nwla at all. Thr
all waa hanlalilp ttanger; her all
waa nimfort and ae. If they rould
Be him now I He hia room, hia fir,
hia hd. hl rlothea! They had told
"Hir Ht la, Mothar."
Ill til to come, and yet ho felt now th
alininc of tlenert Ion. II had couitt,
hut h would not atay lone away. Th
d.Hir on'tiei, he turned, and Harry
fnl ram eagerly la.
"Mother WHnla to ar you."
Th two hoya auaed In th hall
and llitrry pninted to a pair of rroaaed
raplera over tlie inanlelpier.
"Thou wer your fath'a,' h aaid;
Mh waa a wonderful feiirer."
Th lad ihtMik hia head In IjfnoraDr,
and Marry mulled.
"I'll ahow you tomorrow."
At door In th other ell Harry
knocked Kntly, and a role that waa
tow and aweet but lbrant with liu
t'MiM In !"
"Hera ha la, mother."
The tad atpd into warmth, auhtla
fracranc and many vandla Hithta. Tha
great lady waa Juat rinlng f rota a
rhair la front of tir mirror, brocaded,
powdered and alar red with Jewala,
8o brilliant a vtaloa aliuoat atuuaed
the little atranger and It took an ef
fort for him to lift bla eya to hera.
"Why, thia la not the lad you told
ue of," ahe aaid. "Come here I Both
of you." They cam and Ui lady
atTUtluiaed them ruuiparlngly.
"Actually you look alike and,
ilarry, you have no adractage, avow
If you axe my own aoo. I am (lad
you. are .here." an aaid wltk audden
aoherneaa, and Kiiillliig teinlerly alie
put both hHnila on hia ahouldera. drew
hi in to her and kiael hi in, and agiiln
h felt In III that rtirloiia atlng.
"I'ome. Hurry ! With a gNllant
Imiw Harry offered hia left arm, and
gathering the Utile Kentuckian with
her left, th regal laily awept out. In
th reception-room all kept th boy
by her aid. Kvry man who ap
proached bowed, and aoon th lad waa
bowing, too. Itarbara almoat crlel
out her atonl.httient and pli-Haur
when ah aaw what a IinuiIwnii Itgur
h mad In hia new clothing, and all
her little frlemU wer aiHin darting
Ntirreptitloua glnntva at Mm. and
many whlaertl gueatlona and pleaa
ing ronimeiita wer paaaetl around.
Then (ieneral Wllloughhy bowed with
noht dignity before Mr. Ial. and
th two led th way to th dining
ilarry," ah aaid, "you and Bar
bara tak car of your rotmln."
And almoat without knowing It the
young Kentuckian bowed to Barbara,
who roiirtealed and took hia arm.
The table flaahed with allver and
rryatal on anowy white damaxk and
waa brilliant with colored caiullea.
Th little woodsman aaw the men
draw hack chalra for th ladiea. and
h drew back Barbara' before Hugh,
on th other aide of her, could fore
stall him. Th boy had nTr aeen
eo many and o myatrloiia-lMklng
thing to eat and drink, (in glasa
of win he took, and the quick dlzxl
neaa that aaanlled 111 in frlghtnd
him, and h did not touch It again.
Beyond Barbara. Hugh leaned for
ward and lifted hia glaaa to him. He
shook hia head and Hugh flushed
"our Kentucky cousin la not very
polite h la something of a barbarian
'ile doesn't understand." said Bar
bara quickly, who had noted th in
ciilent, and sh turned to her cousin.
"Papa says you are going to live
with us and you ar going to atudy
with Harry under Mr. Brockton."
"Our tutor." explained Harry;
"there he la acroaa there. lie la an
"Tutor?" questioned the boy.
"School-teacher," laughed Harry.
"I Ih f "
Haven't Irou any chooMeachra
"No, learned to read and write a
little from I hive and I.yddy."
And then he had to tell who they
were, and he went on to tll them
about Mother Sanders and Honor and
Bud and Jack and 1 Silly Conrad and
I.ydla and lav. and all the frontier
folk, and the llf they led, and th
Indian flghtx. which 111 rilled Barbara
and Harry, and forced even Hugh to
lislen ttiotiKh once lie laughed Incred
uloiialy. and In a way that of a audden
shut the hoya lips tight and made
Barbara color and Harry look grave.
1 1 uk" then turned to hia wine and be
gan tSMin to look more flushed and
sulky. Shortly after the ladiea left.
Hugh followed them, and Ilarry and
tli Kentuckian moved toward the
bend of the Labi where th men had
gathered around Colonel iHile.
-Yea," said (Ieneral Wlllougbhy, 1t
looks aa though It might com."
"With due deference to Mr. Brock
ton," wild Colonel Iut, "It look aa
though hia country would force ua to
They wer talking about Impending
war. Far away aa hia wllda were, the
boy had heard some talk of war In
them, and he listened greedily to the
quick fire of question and argument
directed to the Knglishman. who held
hia own with auch sturdlnesa that
Colonel lule, fearing the heat might
become too great, laughed and skill
fully shifted the theme. Through
hall and doorwaya came now merry
sounds of riddle and banjo.
Near a doorway between parlor and
hall aat the tiddler three, (lallant
bowa and dainty rourteaylnga and
nimble feet were tripping measure
quite new to the back woodsman.
Barbara nodded, smiled and after the
dance ran up to ask him to tak part,
but he ajiook hia head. Hugh had
looked at him aa from a auperlor
height, and tlie boy noticed him frown
ing while Barbara waa challenging
him to dance. The neit dance cleared
hia face and set hia feet to keeping
time, for the square dance had, of
course, reached the wllda.
"I know that." he aaid to Harry,
who told Barbara, and th little girl
went up to blin again, and thla ttm.
flushing, he took place wltk her oo
the floor. Hugh cam aa.
"Coualn Barbara, thia la our danc.
I bellav." b aaid little thickly.
Th girl took blui aside aod Hugh
went aurlUy away. Harry aaw th
Incident and he looked after Hugh,
frowning. Th backwoodsman Coa-
ducted himself very well. H waa
1Kb and graceful and at Brat ry
vUaulflaxt.but a, ty grew la, cpufldoac
Wv.' I I
h heivn t" esectit afepa tnat were
new to that polite land and rather
boisterous, hut Barbara lold pleased
and all onlooker seemed greatly
amused all rxcept Hugh. And whn
the old fiddler sung out sonorously
"tleiicluiHii to right client an
swing!" the boy rlnnled outrageously,
cheated all but tils little partner, to
whom each time b turned with 'open
loyalty, and Hugh whs openly sneer
ing now and genuinely angry.
"You ahull have the last dHnce,"
whliered Barbara, "the Virginia
"I know Hint dance," an id th boy.
And when that dance cum and the
dinners were drawn In two line, the
boy, who waa third from th end,
heard Harry's low voice behind him:
"Ile Is my cousin and my guest, and
you will answer to me."
The lad wheeled, saw Ilarry with
Hugh, left his place, and went to
them, lie spoke to Harry, hut he
looked at Hugh with a sword Hash In
each black eye:
'i don't want nobody to take up
Again he wheeled and wa In hia
place, but Barbara saw and looked
troubled, and ao did Colonel Ihn. He
went over to the two boy and put
Ida arm around llugh'a shoulder.
"Tut. tut. my boys." he suld. with
pleasant firmness, and led Hugh away,
and when (ieneral Wlllougbhy would
have followed, the colonel nodded him
hack with a smile, and Hugh waa
seen no more that night. The guest
left with gayety, smiles and laughter,
and every one gav th stranger a
kindly goodfiy. Again Ilarry went
with him to hia room and the lad
atopped under the crossed swords.
"You fight with 'em? I want to
learn how to use them."
Harry looked at him aa-arclilngly,
but the boy'a face gav hint of no
more purpose than when he first asked
th aam question.
"All right." said Ilarry.
The lad blew out bis candle, hut he)
went to his window Instead of hia bed.
The moonlight was brilliant among
the trees and on the sleeping flowers
and the slow run of the broad river,
and It was very still out there and
very lovely, but he had no wish to
he nut there. With wind and storm
and sun, moon and star, he had II veil
face to face all hia life, but here they
were not th same. Tree), flowers,
house, people had reared some wall
between him and them, and they'
seemed now to be very far away.
Everybody had been kind to him all
but Hugh. Veiled hostility he had
never known before and he could not
understand. Kverybody had aurely
been kind, and yet he turned to hi
bed, and all night hia brain waa flash
ing to and fro between the reel of
vivid picture etched on It In a dny
and the grim background that had
hitherto been hia llf beyond the hills.
I'rom pioneer habit be awoke before
dawn, and for a moment the aoftnesa
where he lay puzzled him, hut he
could smell the dawn and he started
to spring up. He felt hot and stuffy,
though Ifarry had put up his windows,
and he could not lie t lie re wide awake.
He could not go out in the heavy dew
lu the gay clothes and fragile ahoea
he had taken off. ao h slid Into hia
own buckskin clothe and moccasin
ml out th still open front door add
down the path toward th river. In
stinctively he had picked up his rifle,
bullet-Miuch and powder-horn. An
hour later he loped back on his own
At the front door Harry hailed him
and Barbara came running out.
"I forgot to get you another suit of
clothes last night," he said, "and w
were scared thia morning. We thought
"I Was Rod to Yu Last Night an)
I Ow You an Apology."
you had left ua. and Barbara ther
nearly cried." Barbara blushed now
and did not deny.
"Come to breakfast !" she crleL
"IHd you Dud anything to ahootf
"Nothln' but aoiu squirrels," aaid
Then Hugh came In pale of far
and looking rather aahained. H went
straight to the Kentuckian. ,
"I waa rude to jrou laat night and
I ow you an apology."
lie tbruat out hia hand and awk
wardly th boy roe and took It
"And you'll forgtv in, too, Bar
"Of course wl'l," ah said happily,
bat holding up i.ne Anger of warn
ing ahould he ever do It agulnThe
reat of the guest trooped In now,
and some were going out on horse
back, aom for a sail, and om visit
ing up ih elver In a bnrge, and all
wer imlred off.
"I'm going to drive Cousin Krsklne
over the place V4 it kj my ponies," said
"I'm going back to bed." Interrupt
ed Hugh, "or read a little l.alln and
(Ireek with Mr. Brockton." There
was Impudence aa well a humor la
this, for the tutor had given up Hugh
In -"pair long ago.
Barbara shook her head.
"You are going with us," she said.
"I want Hugh to ride with me," said
Colonel I hi I, "and give Hrefly a little
exercise. Noilly else run ride hltn."
The Kentucky hoy turned a chal
lenging eye, as did every young man
at Hi tulile, and Hugh felt very com
fortable. While every one was get
ting ready, Ilarry brought out two
foils and two masks on the porch a
"We fight with those," he said.
I pointing to the crossed rapier on the
wall, "but we practice with these.
Hugh, there, la th champion fencer,"
he said, "and he'll show you."
Harry helied th Kentucky boy to
mask and they crossed foils Hugh
giving Instructions all th time and
"You'll learn you'll learn fast," he
aid. And over nls shoulder to Hurry:
"Why, his wrist Is as strong as
mine now, and he's got an eye like
With a twist he wrenched the foil
from hia antagonist's hand and clat
tered It on the steps. The Kentuck
ian was bewildered and his face
flushed. He ran for the weupon.
"You can't do that again."
"I don't believe I can," laughed
"Will you learn m some more?"
asked the boy eagerly.
"I surely will."
A little later Barbara and her
cousin were trotting smartly along a
aandy road through th fields with the
colonel and Hugh loping In front of
them. Firefly waa a black, mettle
some gelding. He had reared and
plunged when Hugh mounted, and
even now he'was champing his bit
and leaping playfully at times, hut
the lad aat him with an unconcern
of hia capers that held the Kentucky
"Cosh," he aaid, "but Hugh can
ride! I wonder If he could stay on
"I suppose so," Barbara said ; "Hugh
can do anything."
Many questions the little girl asked
and some of the boy'a answers
made her shudder.
"Taps suld last night that several
of our kinsfolk spoke of going to your
country In a party, and Ilarry and
Hugh are crazy to go with them.
Papa said people would be swarming
over the Cumlierland mountains be
"I wish you'd come along."
'I wouldn't like to lose my hair."
"I'll watch out for that," said th
boy with such confident gravity that
Barbara turned to look at him.
"I believe you would," she mur
mured. And presently :
"What did the Indians call you?"
"White Arrow. That' lovely. Why?"
"I could outrun all the other boys."
"Then youll have to run tomorrow
when we go to the fair at Wllltauis
burg." "Th falrr
For an hour or more they had
driven and there was no end to the
fields of tobacco and grain.
"Are we till on your land?"
Barbara laughed. "Yea; we can't
drive around the plantation and get
back for dinner. I think we'd better
"rian-ia-tion," said the lad. "What's
Barbara waved her whip.
"Why, all thla the lund the farm."
"It's called lied Oaks from those
big tree back of the house."
"Oh. 1 know oak well all of 'eiu."
She wheeled the ponies and with
fresh zest they scanqiered for home.
Kverybody had gathered for the noon
day dinner when they swung around
the great trees and up to the back
porch. Just aa they were starting In
the Kentucky boy gave a cry and
darted down the path. A towering
figure lu coonakln cap and hunter's
garb waa halted at the tun-dial and
looking toward tlwm.
"Now, I wonder who that la," aaid
Cobmel Pale. "Jupl'er, but that boy
can run !"
They aaw th tall stranger star
wonderiiigly at the boy and throw
back til head and laugh. Tlen the
two came on together. Th boy waa
till fluahed but th hunter' fac waa
This la Dave," said th bo Imply.
"IHiv Yandell." added th atranger,
smiling and taking off hia cap. "I'v
been at Williamsburg to regUter aom
lands and I thought I'd cow and ae
bow thla youug man la getting along."
Colonel Dal went quickly to meet
htm with outstretched band.
"I'm mighty glad you did," h said
heartily. "tCrskln baa already told
as about you. Tou ar Juat hi tlm
"That's mighty kind." aaid Dav.
And th ladiea, after n waa presaat
d, till looked at hint wltk aiack cu
riosity and great Interest. Truly,
Strang visitor wer roiuiug b Bd
Oak these days.
(T U eoatiao! axt wk)
FEDERAL AID FOR
APPROPRIATIONS Or 1190,000,000
AUTHORIZED FOR TMt
NEXT THREE YEARS.
HOW MONEY IS APPORTIONED
Each Stat Mutt Match th Sum
Qivn by th Qovrnmnt and Mutt
Properly Maintain th Highway
By JAMES P. HORNAOAV
Washington. federal aid for road
construction will be continued a a
result of, the authorization of addi
tional iipproNrlatlon for this work
amounting to $r.i.mUM, carried by
the postofflee appropriation bill signed
by the President June IH. lifty mil
linn dollars Is authorized for the fiscal
year beginning July 1, thia year, and
jaVM") and 7.-i,hs,i, respective
ly, are authorized for each of the two
succeeding fiscal years. In addition
Ifl,.H,iil Is authorized for foreet
ronds for each of the two fiscal years
beginning July 1. 1SKKI, and July 1,
l!.i'4. The funds wlU be administered
by the secretary of agriculture
through the bureiu of public roads.
The apportionment to be made to
th various atates I approximately aa
follows: Alabama, ll.iKlft.OM ; Arizona
7lfJ.l!; Arkansas. $m0i5: Call-
fornla, $l,tMl..tM; Colorado, $894,117;
Connecticut, $.'r1),5! ; Delaware, $243,.
".'iO; Florida. $ri!)l.217; Georgia, $1,
S31.872; Idaho, $irr.,l ; Illinois, $2,.
164,187; Indiana. $1.30fi,!e,; Iowa,
$l.4tl,pn; Kansas, $1.401'.21 ; Ken
tucky, $!44.7Ht; Louisiana, $1104,(1110 ;
Maine. $40.1.440; Maryland, $41'7,0rj6;
Massachusetts $710,74 ; Michigan, $1,.
41WI.0.S8; Minnesota. $1,415,731; Missis
sippi, $Min,271; Missouri, $1,032,080:
Montana, $1.0.'ll,2o7; Nebraska, $1,
0M.120; Nevada. $03.1.024; New Hamp
shire, $243.7.10 ; New Jersey. $028,581 j
New Mexico, $7113.216: New York. $2,
404.2!!l; North Carolina, $1,130,500;
North Dakota, $770,476; Ohio, $1,882,
003; Okluhoma, $1,108,220; Oregon,
$788,44.1; Pennsylvania, $2.205.U0O ;
Rhode Island, $243.7.iO; South Caro
lina, $ 707402; South Dakota, $802,
707 ; Tennessee. $1,0118,401; Texas, $2,
050,113; Ctah, $.100.278 ; Vermont,
$243,750; Virginia, $'.(71,219; Washing
ton. $735,800; West Virginia. $534,000;
Wlwonsln, $1,203,211; and Wyoming,
$023,078, milking a total of $48,700,
000. State Must Match th Funds.
These funds must be matched by
the stHtes and will be administered
subject to the general provisions al
ready In force.
The new legislation reduces the
maximum participation on the part of
the government from $20,000 to $16,
2W per mile for roads constructed with
the appropriation for the next fiscal
year and $15,000 per mile thereafter.
Bridges over 200 feet In span may he
considered as separate projects to
which this limitation doe not apply.
In state where more thun 5 per cent
of the area la unappropriated public
lend provision la made for an Increase
In the amount iwr mile. The act also
provides for the extension of federal
aid fo the construction of structures
tequlred for the elimination of rail
road grade crossings.
Important provisions of previous sets
under which large funds have been suc
cessfully administered are applicable
to the new funds. States must main
tain adequate highway departments
funds to match federal aid must be
placed under the direct control of the
state highway department. The type
of surface constructed must be ade
quate for the tratlic anticipated, with
reusonuble grades, curve and other
features. States must obligate 'hem
selves to maintulu all federal aid
roads constructed, and In cuse this Is
not done any federal funds avallublo
for new projects muy be withheld
until the Minis are put Into satisfac
State Sytttm Co-ordinattd.
liana for the proposed system have
been received oy the bureau of public
Mads from all but eight atutea, and
the state systems are being co
ordinated so that when Joined together
they will serve the best Interest of
the whole country. In the meantime
i.nly project certain to be In the pro
posed system are being approved.
ine new appropriation co n at a
time when several state are neurlng
the limit of fund available. Th
authorization of funds for three years
In advance will be of great benefit to
all stntea In that It will permit them
to lay their plana for amue time ahead,
rncerlaluty as to future federal aid
la removed and provision can be made
ut once for raising stat funds to
Wrong Tim to Rsis Prices.
Men influential In the adminis
tration ar raising their voice against
th tendency to push up prices
again. "Th present Is a good tlm to
sound a warning against any general
effort to put up th price of those
things th mass of consumer must
buy." says th comptroller of th cur
rency, D. H. Crlsalnger. "Such a move
ment, I feel, would Juat at this Junc
ture b likely to prov untimely, and
to bring unfortunate consequences. I
am familiar with th fact that In gen
eral th tendency la to buy oa a rising
market and to sell oa a ft lllng market
But that doesn't by a means aasur
that bualaess la bound to gt good
wboo price ar getting higher, or gat
worse when price ar getting lower.
"So I want to ware agalaat any ta
deacy to what I believe tb coaomlsts)
Defer to na a secondary Inflation. If I
understand them, we had a primary
Inflation during Mid Immediately after
the war. I take It that, In the realm
of prices, they mean by primary Infla
tion a gpnerul advance of price In a
time when demand Is greater than
Supply, the pursue being to check
the demand and therefore make the
supplies go farther.
"A secondary Inflation, I take It, la
quite a different affair tendency to
advance prices at a time when there
I a surplus of producing rapacity but
a deficit In buying and consuming ca
pacity; the theory being that a the
public tends to buy on a rising market,
the one effective way to make It buy
Is to make the market rise.
Not th Right Procedure Now.
"It occurs to me that there are proper
exceptions to all rules; and for myself,
I do not believe that a public which
finds Itself unable to buy at a lower
level Is likely to be better able to buy
at a higher level, unless It Income
goes up at least a little faster than
prices advance. I saw It announced
the other day that, owing to the ad
vancing price of wool, there waa like
ly to be a general, though for th mo
ment moderate. Increase In the price
of woolen clothing; that on account of
the condition of the cotton market we
might anticipate some advance In the
price of cotton fabrics; snd, finally,
that some factors In the metal market
were disposed to discourage orders at
this time, hoping thereby to secure
better prices later on.
"I want to aay frankly that I do not
believe that Is the procedure by which
to bring about a quick and permanent
restoration of good time. The strike
of buyers, the unwillingness of a
great mass of the people to go Into the
markets and make purchases, doe not
represent, and must not he set down
a representing, a merely perverse
state of the community mind. It rep
resents rather an adverse state of th
community pocket book. Tou can gen
erally count on your public to buy at
least a freely as It ran afford to buy J
and you can pretty safely assume that
when as a whole your public persists
In wearing Its old clothes. In putting
a third pair of half-soles on Its old
hoes, and In getting along without a
large share of the things we common
ly regard as luxuries, It Is taking that
attitude, not because It want to hurt
somebody else's feelings, not because
It Is animated by a desire to make It
self disagreeable, but because It hasn't
the money with which to buy the
thing It wants." ,
Rtady to Return Alien Property.
The United States Is ready to
begin returning the property It took
from German national during the
World war. This property Is valued
at something over $400,000,000, of
which $100,000,000 Is In rash and on
deposit In the vaults of the treasury
here. The alien property custodian,
Thomas W. filler, has a bill ready for.
presentation to congress under which
all sums of $10,000 and under will be
returned to tbelr owners at once. Un
der the law no property rested In a
citizen of either Germany, Austria or
Hungary can be returned until con
gress acta. i - tyJ
There are 29.600 trusts valued at
$10,000 and under. If all of these
should be disposed of under the legis
lation which the alien property cus
todian la about to propose, an aggre
gate of about $24,000.0t' would be re
turned. There woutd be left for future)
disposition 1,502 trusts of between
$10,000 and $50,000; 408 trusts be
tween $50,000 aud $250,000; 162 trusts
between $250,000 and $1,000,000, and
50 trusts of over $1,000,000 each.
The separate peace resolution which
congress passed lust year, known aa
the Kuox-I'orter resolution, provides
that the United States shall not sur
render any of the property which It
took from German citizens during th
war until arrangements shall have
been made for handling the American
claim aguiiist Germany. The two gov
ernments have Just come to an agree
ment under which these claim will be
handled by a mixed commission, and
this, agreement. It la pointed out, opens
the way for return of the property.
There are several classes of claims
gainst Germany. First there are
those claims of Americans whose cash
was received by the German alien
property custodian. The holders of
those claim are now offered the re
turn of their cash at the depreciated
value of the mark, which. If accepted,
would amount to practical confisca
tion. There are claim oo file with the
State departmeut for the loss of prop
erty and life at tea growing out of th
aubmarlne sinkings previous to April
6, 1017, the date on which the United
Statea entered the war, amounting to
$415,000,000. Of this amount approx
imately $100,000,000 are claim for losa
of life. Then there Is the American
government's claim of $241,000,000 on
account of the maintenance of troopa
of the United States on the Rhine.
It will not be the policy of the Unit
ed States, It Is authoritatively an
nounced, to ua any part of th $400,
000,000 of alien property held by thla
government to satisfy the American
claims against Germany. President
Harding and Secretary of Stat
Hughes, who have given a good deal
of thought to the matter, hold that
such use of the trust held by th
United Statea would b confiscation of
privet property. It la not unlikely
that a considerable part of th $375,
000.000, which still remains la th pos
aeaslon of the United States after re
turning all the trusts of $10,000 and
under will b held untU ther 1 re
aonabl aaauranc that tb Aaleiicaa
Claims against Germany ar to b set
tied. Th authority bar raofea
that they have a in forma tloa aa t
when Germany will b abl t pay any
conalderabl part of th MU.000.OUv
r tb $i41.U0uUO0,