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Suffering Described At Tortara
Relieved ly Clack Draorll.
RuMvine. Oa.-Mn. K.i tre. Able, el
this plare, wrilrc ".My hiuVaiiu it aa
tnclncer, and Once vhil titiirif, be In
luted himsell with a pier ct heavy ma
chinery, aero Ihe abdomen He tu
o tort he ild not bear to preta oa
hlmsctt at all, on cfccM or abdomen.
welh;d lr0 lb, and felt off uilll h
weighed 1 10 IN., In two week. ,
fie bream constipated and it looked
like he wculddie. We had three dillerent
doctors., yet wilh all their mrdklne, his
bowcU f Jed to act He would turn up
a tra-cent bottle of caalor oil, and drink
II two or three day in succession. Ha
did this ret without result. We became
desperate, ht sutlered so. He was swol
len terribly. He told me his suffering;
Could only oe described as torture.
I sent and bought Thed ford's Black
Draught. I made him take a big dost,
and when It bcR.in to act he tainted, he
was in such misery, but he got relief and
began to mend at once. He (tot welt,
and we both feel he owes his life to
Thedlord't Black-Draught will help you
to keep fit, ready for the day's work.
Try It I NC-131
This oarer has enlisted
with the government in the
cavse of America for the
period of the war
STUMrS FOR FUEL.
. Th'j 8t;it Forester's omV rveent
ly put out the followinR unicuc plun
to save coul.
"Thousands of homes in thin coun
ty tire without coul; thu:Hinl of
iniliu'rtoo are worU nn short time fur
the Mine reus n. The chances of iri't
t;n? it are slim. VuA Commissioner
Cornell says tlial th.re is likely to
remain a shortage of from thirty to
thirty-five percent vt neecsury furl
f The shortnue is due to two causes
; )ne: or eoal curs an'i uici u isuji
at the mines.
In Albany, New York, recently, n
' conference wa held by Governor
W'llmun and reprcenHtivca or the
Stale Cranire. tho Knrm Bureau, the
Stale Colleges of Forestry and tl.c
Conservation Commissioner to discuss
ways .and means Of savin more thun
million tons or coal Dy me nun
titution of wood. In this connec tion
an experiment recently worked out
by Professor Manrfci.tmrg, forestry
Sneciaist of the Micmgan Airncui
tural College in conjunction with the
Agricultural Aifent of the U. It.
I. Railway Company will prove cf in
terest. It was demonstrated by these
gentlemen that there was a large lie
, mand for atuinp wootl in the birgtr
cities of Michigan, especially (iran-l
KapnU and Detroit, and thut $J.1."
for cor l was llerud lor it by the
rVal'Ti; that about three dollurs'
worth of dynamite would Mint out
ami break up stump coriurntiK an
average of eight c rla of woo l.
There ar kwhI many advantnires
, connected with tliis idea. Merely cut
tini: down trena and osin the wood
for fuel may take enro of a present
prewini; need but tlie practiee rep
reiienta an cccnonrc 'its in the end,
whereas clearing stump land repre-
' aenU an economic irain because aft
er the wood ia burned, there still re
mains the virgin furm hind to be Uhed
in incresasing the NaUon's food pro
ducts. Using stump wood for fuol not only
conserves coul but it relieves f reiirht
contention and rekasea cars at pres
ent employed n th hauling of coal.
' True some of the stuiop wood would
have to be haulvd by rail but such
; hauhnjr would be purely local and
probably most of it v. mid be by team
haul, whereas coal shipments fre
quently have to traverse several
The New York con femes estimat
ed that the tutting of one cord of
wood from eaeh aere of farm Iota in
New York Suites would in itself save
1.11:5.000 tons ef eoal. If coal could
be saved proportionately in othr
atatea, it can readily he seen that liiv
coal conservation would foot up an
. immense artrreieate and that railroad
equipment that could be used for oth
er purposes would be released to the
extent of thousands of tars and muny
If there are readers of this paper
who are owners of cut-ever land, even
if only small plots, tkiey will be in
terested in these lUKicesttona. I'roba
bly the time will never again come
when thee stump lamia can be
cleared and made rerdy for cultiva
tion nut only at no c at to the own-
era but. at aa actual profit to them.
In making that profit, they will be
doing a favor to uuuiy houteholders
in their locality who are unable to
buy coal to heat their homes.
Krof. Henry C Emery, a Yale pro
fessor, was with a party of civilians
in Finland arrested by (jermana and
taken to Dantxig, Germany. Women
and old men in the party, taken from
a Swedish vessel, were permitted to
represent a New York Trust Co.
and Irft I'etv-the last of Feb.
Cr IratUod ie A lauds.
"Over the Top"
By Aa America Soldier
ARTHUR GUY EMPET
Mtcklmi Ceneer Stflnf to Freace
ieuiMri. in'. i snssitrtr airf)
CHAPTER I-rtrrt by the news of the
Inking of I'm l.ollnl tr a German
suhmsrlni. Arthur uuy bmpsr, en Amsn-
rn. lsv- I. is ofll'-e to Irnrr Oty and
? to KoKlund where be ousts in Ui
rjiAITKK tl-Afier a rrlo1 of train
Ins. Kniiy voluntrs lor immllst srv.
.- soil s.Min nnla himself In rest btll'te
"..inewlif r In Krsnr.' wlwrt h flrst
ttutkri Ui- rquslntunc of tl evtr-prse-
"c'iia'itkTi HI r.Mi ttnn Me nrm
rtoiri h wnlre, st Id front wMI a (lr
n un Kohser circle over th coneracatlon.
(HAITKri IV-Kmpey's rommsnd os
Into th front-line tr.-nrhee and Is under
lit for II..- tlrst tlnis. ...
I IIATTKIl V-Knily tnitM to adopt
the nntlo of tli HrlKh Tommy. "If you
srs "ln to (ft It, you'll t It, so nsver
"T'llAITrn Vl-ltae In r btnsts, irm
t y sols Lis nrst rsprrlence aa a nwse
rilAITFTt VII-Kmney Warna how the
Pr1lti.li K"l'lleli srs r.t
i-iiAPTir.lt VUI-Hrlt In tbe front-llns
lrrn. li. Kn.iy Ins first ftlsod of the
treni-i. "wn Vmt
fll AIT:il l.X-Kmpey manse his nrst
visit to a dugout In "Hulelds LMch.'
CHAPTER X-Kmpey learns what en
siliutrs a "day'a work" In the front-line
CHAPTKIt Xl-Kmpey troee "over the
top" for the nrst time In a rharee on the
ilrrmin tr. ii. Iiss and Is wouudsd by a
CHAI'TKIt XII-Fmnee Joins the "stlt
rlils rlob" th honiblbs souad Is called.
My First Official Bath.
RlKht behind our rest billet was
InrRo rrevk ntmut ten feet deep and
twenty fi-ct arrosa, and It was a hnlilt
of the eoiiipuiiy to avail themselves of
sn opportunity to tnke a trwliu and at
tln snine time thnroimhly wnsh them
selves n nd their underwear when on
their okii. Wo were having a spell of
hut wciitlior, and these tiutlut to us
were a luxury. The Tommies would
"I'ln -h nround In the wnter and then
emt nut and sit In the sun and huve
whnt they tortm-d "shirt hunt." At
first we tried to drown the "cooties,"
but they also seemed to enjoy the bath.
One Hundny morning the whole sec
tion was In the creek and we were hav
ing a gny time, when the sergeant ma
jor upiwnred on the scene. He enme
to the edge of the creek and ordered:
Vnino out of It Get your equipment
on. 'drill order.' and full In for hath
pnni.lo, IMk lively, niy henrtlea. You
have only got fifteen minutes." A howl
of Itidlgnutlon from the creek greeted
this or.l.-r. hut out we ruiue. Disci
pline Is lll'tlne. We lined tip la
front of our liiiK-t with rlflvsi and bay
oueta (why you need rifles and bayo
nets to tnke a bath gets Die), a full
quota of iiinniuuliliin, and our tin bats.
Ks h mnn hsd a piece of soap and
tow eL After an elght-kllo mureh along
dusty roiul, with an occasional shell
whistling overhead, we arrived at a
little souat frame building upon the
bunk of a creek. Nalhtl over the door
of this building wss large sign which
rend "Plvlslonul Uutbs." Id wooden
shed In the reur we could bear
wlut-ry old engine pumping water.
We lined op lu front of the baths,
soaked with perspiration, and piled
our rifles Into stacks. A sergeant of
the It. A. M. a with yellow band
around his left arm on which was
"a I'." (military police) In black let
tern, took ehiirge. ordering us to take
off our equipment, unroll our puttee
eud uuisce boots. Then, stsrtlog front
the right of the Hue, ha divided ns
Into aquails of fifteen. I happened to
be In the first squad.
We entered a email room, where we
were given Ave mluutve to undress,
then tiled Into th bathroom. In here
liter were flfteen tub (barrels aawea
In two) half full of water. Each tub
contained piece of laundry auap. Tt
sergeant Informed us that w bad Just
twelve niluitea in which to take our
baths. Bos plug ourarlve fttl over, we
took turns la rubbing each other
bark, then by meansiof lardon ho,
washed th op osA Xh4 water Wta
l- cold, but felt fin. ) . -
A Bathroom at th Front
rretty soon a bell rang and th wa
ter was turned off. Borne of the slower
one were covered with soap, but this
iiuide no difference to the sergeant.
who chused us Into another room,
w in re we lined up In front of a little
window, resembling the box office In
theater, and received clean underwear
and towel. From here w went Into
the room where we had first undressed.
Ten minute wer allowed In which to
get Into our "clabber."
My pnlr nf drawer come up to my
chin and the shirt barely reached my
dlnphrngrn, but they were Chun no
stranger on them, so I was satisfied.
At the expiration of th time allot
ted we were turned out and finished
our dressing on the graa.
When all of the company bad bathed
It was ens of msren bark to billets.
That march was the most uncongenial
on Imsgloed, Just cussing and blind
ing sll the way. We were covered with
white dust and felt greasy from sweat
The woolen underwear Issued was
Itching like the mischief.
After eating our dinner of slew,
which bad been kept for us It was
now four o'clock w went Into th
creek and hod another bath.
If "Holy Joe" could hav heard our
remark about . the divisional baths
snd army red tai he would hav
fainted at our wickedness, but Tom
my Is only human after all.
1 Just mentioned "Holy Joe" or th
chaplain In an Irreverent ort of way.
but no offense was meant, ss there
were some very brave men among
There are sn msny Instance of he
roic fleeda performed under Ore In res
cuing tho wounded that It would take
several books to chronicle them, but I
have to mention one Instance per
formed by a chnplnln. Captain Hall by
name. In the hrigndo on our left, be
cause It particularly appealed to in.
A rhnpliilii Is not a fighting man; he
la recognized a a nonconibntunt and
carries no anus, ' In a choree or trench
mill the soldier gets a feeling of con
fidence from contact with his rifle, re
volver, or bomb he Ik carrying. He hns
something to protect himself with,
something with whleb he csn Inflict
hnrm on the enemy In other words,
be Is able to get bis own bark.
Hut the chnphiln Is empty-handed.
and la at the mercy of tho enemy If
he encounters them, so It Is doubly
brave for him to go over the top, under
Ore, and bring In wounded. Also a
chnplnln Is not required by the king's
regulations to go over In a charge, but
this one did, made three tripe undor
the hottest kind of fire, each time re
turning with a wounded mun on bla
hark. On the third trip be received
a bullet through his left arm, but never
reported the mutter to the doctor until
late thut night Just spent his time ad
ministering to the w tints of the wound
ed lying on stretchers.
The chaplains of the British army
are a One. manly aet of men, and art
greatly reeiected by Tommy.
Picks and Shovel.
I had not slept long before th sweet
voice of the sergeant Informed that
"No. 1 section had clicked for another
blinking dlgglog party." I smiled to
myself with deep satlsfiirtlou. I had
been promoted fr.im a mere digger to
a member of the Hulclde club, and wus
eiempt from all fatigues. Theu cuine
an awful shock. The sergeant looked
over In my direction and said:
'lon't yo bomb throwers think you
re wearing top hatv out here, ford-
In' to orders, you've been taken up on
the strength of this, section, and will
have to do yt'ur bit 'with the pick aud
abnvel, aame as theirest of us."
I put up bowljou my way to get
my shovel, but thoouly thing that re
sulked wus a loss 'of good humor on
We fell In at eight o'clock, outside
of our billets, sort of mssqueriide
party. 1 was dtxgulsvd as common
laborer, hud pick and shovel, and
bout on hundred empty saudliagH.
The rest, about two hundred In all
were equlped likewise: picks, shovels.
aandbaga, rifles aud amiuuultlon.
The party moved out In column of
fours, tuktng the rond leading to the
trenches. Keveral time we bad to
string out In the ditch to let long col-
E.D0R' ED AT IK! YE
SUCH PROOF AS THIS SHOULD
CONVINCE ANY HOPKINS-
, vttXE enizr.N.
Th dmIiI'c endorsement cf a local
cltih H tho bent proof that can be
produced. None better, none strong
er enn bo hsd. Whctj a man comes
forward and testifies to his fellow
c!t;rna, addresses hts friends and
neighbors, you may be sura he is
hornuirhly rtnv.nced r he would
not do so. Tctlinif or-e'a experience
when It Is for tho r'bHe trnnd is an
art of k nilncm that should be ap
preciated. The following statement
given by a miilrnt of Hopkinavills
sdds one mere to the many rases of
Home Kndnrsement which are being
published about Doati's Kidney Tills.
J. M. Lacy, irrocer, 207 E. Seven
teenth street, llopkinsville, says: "I
wss subject to sttnrks of kidney colic
nnd suffered from 'sc, ere pain that
was almost unhearshle. Knowing of
thvps who hsd been helped by
Doan's Kidney Tills, I took them.
Thev nut mv kidncyi ,n KWdl order
and relieved other kidney annoy
80c. at all dealer. roster-Mil-
burn Co., Mfirrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
umns or nmners, artillery ana supplies
Th msrrhing, unaer mene evolu
tions, was necessarily slow. Upon ar
rival at th entrance to th communi
cation trench. I looked at my Illumi
nated wrist watch It wss eleven
Befor entering thl trencn, wora
was passed down the line, "no talking
or smoking. Icsd off in slngl fll, cov
ering party first."
. This covering party eowutea or ou
irmait with rifle, baronet.
bombs, and two Lewi machine guns.
They were to protect us ana gusru
Bsnlnst samrls attack whll dig
ging In No Man' Land.
Th communication trencn was
iim.t hair mils long. llgsafgtng
ditch, sight feet deep and thre feet
Nims anil araln. German ahrannel
mitil whistle overhead and burst In
our vicinity. W would crouch against
tlie earthen walls wnu tne soeu irag
menta "slnpped" th ground abov us.
Once Frits turned loose with m
chin gun, the bullet from which
wbir thrnnuh the air ana aiciea
nn ik. itirt mi the ton. srstterlne eana
and pebbles, which, hitting our steel
holmnta aniinilen like Hailstones.
I'rwm arrival In the Ore trench an
officer of th Hoyal Engineer gav u
our Instructions ana actea as guiae.
We wer to dig an advanced trench
two hundred yards from th Oermans
(the trenche at "ds point lx
hundred ysrds spsr ).
Two winding lane, fiv feet wide,
bad been cut through our barbed wlr.
for the passage of th digger. From
these lines white tape had been laid
from th Oermaa One and we wsjoio
remain motlonle tnHII the glar of It
white tight died out
When th trench bed reached
depth of two feet we felt fet. h
csnse It wenld afford B cover In cser
we wer discovered and fired on.
The digging had been in proc"e
bout two hours, when audrlenty ben
seemed to break Inns In tbm form otf
machine-gun and rill Br.
W dropped down on our betlle tat
the shallow trench, bullet kaocklntr
p th ground and snapping la the sir.,
Then shrapnel butted In, Th snuale
waa hot and Tommy danced,
Th covering party wss having a.
rough tint of It i they bad no cover;
Just bad to tak their medldn.
Word wss passed dow th Un t
beat It for our trenches. W needed a
urging) grabbing our tool nd'toop
Ing low, w legged It acroe Jfoi
Land. Th covering party lot
to a noor Mart but beat u la. Jbty
mast bar bad wings because) we low
ered th racord.
Psntlng and oat of brwatb, w tune
bled into trr front-Una trencn. .1 tor
my band getting through our Jrtres
but, at th tlm. didot aoUcs ttj m
Journey was too argent
When th roll wss called w found
that w bad gotten It la too no for
Our artillery put a barrsg on rrlta
froot-lln and commnnlcatloo treocbe
and their machlna-gua and rifla Bra
Upon th ceaaatloo of thl Bra,
stretcher bearer went out to look for
killed and wounded. Next day w
learned that 21 of our men bad been
killed and 87 wounded. Ftvw men wer
missing ; lost In th darkness, they
must hav wandered over Into th Ger
man line, where they wer either
killed or captured.
Speaking of stretcher bearer and
wounded. It I very bard for th aver
age civilian to comprehend tho enor
mous coat of tsklng car of wounded
and the war In general. He or ah gets
so accustomed to seeing billion of dor
lure in print that th algnlflcane of
th amount I passed over without
From an official atatetuent published
la on of tbo London paper. It I
stated that It costs between six and
seven thousand pound (PO.OOO to f.1S
000) to kill or wound a soldier. This
result was attained by taking th cost
of th war to dat and dividing It by
th killed and wounded.
It may sound heartless and Inhuman,
but It I a fact nevertheless, that from
a military atandpolnt It la better for a
man to be killed than wounded.
If a man I killed b I burled, and
th responsibility of tb government
Cease, excepting for th fact that his
permit receive a pension. But If a man
1 wounded It take thre men from
th Bring line, th wounded maa and
two man to carry him to th rear to
tb advanced first -aid post Hers h la
attended by a doctor, perhao esstat-.
Se Next Pag.
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HELLO C1RL OFF. TO FRANCE.
(By laWewatlnaal New Service.)
Green Kay, Wis., March 18. This
city will furnish the nrst girl tele
phone operator for - luty at the
switch boarda ef tli American expe
ditionary forces In Franc. 8h la
Mis Martian Ileynan, nineteen, who
ha already been worn into ervir
snet who ia now awaiting a formal
cadi t duty.
JUDGE FOGG DEAD,
"judg Finley Fojrg, aged 45 years,
died at 1'ainUville, hy., Saturday,
after a linirering illnea of lung trou
ble. He was a former Prison Com-
mleslonrr who located in Lexington.
CASTOR I A
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
: ' Bank of
Capital Stock $100,000
Surplus Furid $25,000
is ""' Mj
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on th ground to th point wher w
were to eounuene work. Thl In or
der that we would not get lost In th
darkness. The proposed trench wss
also lutd out with tap.
Tb covering party went out Brat
After abort wait two scout cam
bark wltli Information that tb work
ing puny was to follow and "carry on"
with their work.
Iu emended order, two yards apart
ws noiselessly jrept serosa No Mun's
Land. It was nervous work; every
minute we expected a machine gun to
open fire on us. Stray bullets "cracked"
rouud us, or a ricochet aang over-bead.
Arriving at th taped dlugram of
th treucli, rifle slung around our
shoulders, we lost no time In getting
to work. We dug as quietly aa pos
sible but every now snd then th noise
of pick or shovel striking stun
would send Ihe eold shiver d"Wn our
backs. I'nder our breaths w heartily
cursed the olfeudlug Tommy,
, at lutsirvala a star ahcll would go up
Sank S3 Ifeara OW.
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those having business interests require
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Our officers welcome consultation.
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We pay three per cent interest on
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L, H. DAVIS, Vice-President
CHAS. McKEE, Cashier
II. L McPHERSON, Assist Cashier .
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Msyfield haa passed an anti-jay
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