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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 1117. THE HARTFORD HERALD Pace 3 r k! Make Treason Odious The Courier-Journal has always been a stickler for free speech. It believes in calling a spade a spade. It would circumscribe no man's! thought, nor abridgo his liberty of utterance. But the line between freedom and license is nowhere more clearly drawn than It is in the matter of public discussion in time of wnr, when, the issue made, duty proclaims "our country right oj wrong." Mr. Elihu Root has spoken clearest touching the situation in this regard. The Courier-Journal, which because of its habit of talking out in meeting and telling the truth as it sees it is so often charged with the inflam mable, has never spoken, and could not speak, in plainer terms" than this trained statesman and calm jurist, whoso wont is to consult the book and measure his words. On his return from Russia a pub lic dinner was given Mr. Root by the Union League Club. In his speech on that occasion he laid it down as a rule that "the men who arc speaking and writing and printing arguments against the war now, and against ev erything that is being done to carry on the war, arc rendering more ef fective eervicc to Germany than they could render in the field," and clihch ed it with these memorable knock out sentences: There are men walking the streets of this city tonight who ought to be taken out at sunrise and shot. They arc doing work for Germany under false pretenses and are lying about it. If wc arc competent for our lib erty we will find them out and get them. Every one of us can help by telling to the authorities ail we know and hear. It is only a matter of time when we will get these spies and traitors. We can't be fooled or played with too long. There arc some newspa pers printed in this city the editors of which deserve conviction and exe cution for treason. Sooner or later thejr may get it. There is nothing hysteric inflam mable about this simple, direct and fc-ue indictment. It strikes out from the shoulder, so to say. It has, as it were "the bark on it." Mr. Root at least means it. How about the De partment of Justice. Too many newspaper editors and university professors, not to mention literary and legal quibblers, go still at large. They are the real culprits rather than the soap-box orators, whom they keep in countenance and supply with fuel. To be sure many of them are mere notoriety seekers. One of these whose publication has been denied the postal service should long ago have been indicted for trea son. Two others who write thus far without check, or rebuke, upon the letterheads of honored Collegiate in stitutions richly deserve the gallows, being but echoes of that Pan-Germanic propaganda which prepared the way and precipitated the war. A slight application of well-considered hemp in season were to cast an anchor to windward against a time, which is coming, when, the blood of the people aroused to white heat by events across the seas and the re turns of the killed and wounded from the matter of their citizenship, but seise of justice, will be lost, leaving mobs to wreak reprisal upon the un offending and unprotected among the German-Americans. At the very outset the Courier Journal warned the German-Americans of this danger. It urged them not to invoke it by equivocation, in the matter o ftheir citizenship, but to stand firmly by their oaths' of al legiance. All it said has been veri fied. The issue of Autocracy versus Democracy plan to its vision, it did not doubt atfer the Kaiser began the policy of frightfulncss, that war be tween th United States and the Mr. Coombs: Can't do without the paper, so I am sending you one dollar and start it on its way to the Kentucky mountains. Yours very truly, C. T. FELIX. McVeigh. Ky. (Pike county.) P.S. I am with the Pond Creek Coal Co. German Empire was but a question of time. Uhappily, the Pan-Germanic prop aganda had already- driven too deep. The Kaiser had too many agents, and agencies abroad. It is only just now that the full realization of the con flict is coming home to the mass anti body of the people. Transactions near at hand will intensify this real ization. Everybody will understand that wc arc at war, and. as Bedford Forrest observed, that "war means fighting and fighting means killing." Meanwhile, Mr. Root's definition of treason may not be gninsnid. It is the law and it "goes." Yet some how, there appears to be a string to it Wc Rave had overmany "ifs" anci "ands." We have had overmuch "politics." Inccntitude has been the word both at-Washington and "out in the settlements." Inevitable it may be. It is the na ture of Democracies. The November elections are at hand. Candidates are proverbially timid. Where they are not timid they are apt ;o be tricky. We hear much of the soap-box ora tors. They are a product of the streets of New York City, which aie most in evidence because they are better exploited and advertised than those of other cities. Yet tlicv arc altogether typical. They make vol uble that which goes on beneath else where. It is mainly crankiness and vaporing, for the warp and woof of the land is loyal; loyal through and through; loyal to the Government; to the army and navy to the issue and the flag. Even Wilson's "wilful men" of the Senate The Courier-Journal would apply to them a less decorous epi thet, though, since the President em ployes it, let it go at that arc not really at heart pro-German. They play a kind of waiting game. Then idea is to corral the immediate Ger man vote and to hold it for contin gencies. If Wilson goes ahead and wins the war, they will shout, "Hur rah for Wilson." But, if there be de lay if this time next year the result remains in the air the world will be changed to "didn't we tell you so?" Thus Hell is expected to break loose greatly to the profit of those who, opposed to war in general, will claim to have been only over-solicitous when it had actually arrived, to have it conducted "according to Hoyle." Nevertheless, an end must be put to equivocation of every kind. We must have at Washington, and every where else, in word and act,. ,a long pull, a strong pull and a pull alto gether. No sane man can doubt why we have gone to war and what we are fighting for. The patriotic ob ject lesson is set before our eyes ev eryday and "hour by those Brave boys in khaki yonder in Camp Zach ry Taylor. They will be presently sailing the deep, salt seas eastward bound sailing away to France and Flanders, some, alas, never to return; sailing to lands where duty calls and glory waits them; historic lands, where centuries of manly prowess, from Fontenoy to Waterloo ,from Malplaquet to the Marne, will cheer them on, telling them that they, too, are men, gentlemen and soldiers, worthy successors to the legions that followed William of Orange and Mau rice of Saxe, Wellington and Napq eon, yea Charlemagne and the great Conde, the heroes who made every fighting rood of the Low Countries ring with the .martial airs of England and France, of the Holy Roman Em pire and the Dutch Republic. Up with the starry banner!' On with the dance to Berlin! "Not man, nor monarch half so proud, As he whose flag becomes his shroud!" Courier-Journal. "Do you think your father would be willing for you to marry mo?" psked the enamored youth. "He might be," relpied the girl. "Pa's queer at times, you know." South ern Agriculturist: . i Plenty of grapes at your place now? If not, arrange to set out some vines this fall. Southern Agriculturist. Catarrhal Cough f OT a Drnm. H. HV 7Y.Nn. 4. Box ' 83.' Rogemille, Tennessee, writes: "I feel It my dupy to recommond Peruna to all auffeUra of catarrh or cough. In the ye 1909, I took a Bovcro case of the a grippe. I then took a bad cough. II bad taken alt klnda of cough remulea but'got no reller. I thon decldol to try Peruna. I u3od flvo bottles. Ater taking five bottles my couoh sapped and my catarrh was cured. My average wolsht was 115 and ov I wolgh 148'4. Any one sufTeiW with ca tarrh In any form I wlU.vlse thera to take I'eruua.' Anyone Suffering witk CaUrrhin Any font I will Advise fihem To take Peruna IRr"3iBBBBBBl t.3fS5JE Those who objoct to liquid modi clnea can procure Peruna Tablotr. SIGN PLEDGE TO SAVE FOOD, WEEK OF OCT. 21 Cnll Heard In Every County in Ken tucky to Stop Waste nnd Help Uncle Sam Win the War; Ad ministrator Sacked Hns High Hopes for Showing to Be Mnde B-v This State. Every family in Ohio county is ex pected to offer its co-operation in the country-wide campaign about to be launched for the conservation of the notion's fowl supply, and word has been received here that Mr. Fred M. Sackctt, of Louisville, Federal Food Administrator for Kentucky, has indicated it to be his opinion that Ohio county will not fail to heed the advice for stopping wastage of food in the homes. According to Mr. Sackctt the national administration anticipates the heartiest co-operation in every American home and regards the elimination of waste in the kitch en as a vital factor in t'.ic successful prosecution of the war. On Sunday, October 21, volunteer members of the various county or ganizations will begin a house-to-house canvass in cverv county of the State, and householders everywhere will be asked to sign cards pledging themselves to avoid wasting food and to follow such general directions for the conservation of food as may be issued from time to time by the United States Food Administration. It is estimated f'cre are 551,152 families in Kentucl'y and that the average number of persons in each family is four, and upon each of these will develope the duty of living up to the pledge given the government by the head of the household. The task will not be a difficult one, and if met conscientiously and cheerfully the work of the Food Administration will show some splendid results imme diately. "It would be a shameful thing," said Mr. Sackctt, "if when the final figures arc announced, Kentucky is found to bo lagging in this her prime duty of the moment. At Washing ton it is estimated that of the total number of families in each State ap proximately 75 per cent, will sign the pledge cards. I anticipate that Kentucky will beat this record and that 90 per cent, or possibly a lar ger figure than that, will take the pledge to aid the Government in this great emergency. Ours is a great opportunity. If we grasp it prompt ly wc will place ourselves on record with those who wish to win the war .quickly and at the same time release food, that otherwise might be wast ed, to our needy allies over the seas." , The following general suggestions have been made by the Food Admin istration as helpful in meeting and .making effective the Government's aims in conserving the food resources o fthe country: Buy less cook no more than nec essary; serve smaller portions. Use local and seasonable supplies. Patronize your local producers and lessen the need of transportation. Preach and practice the "gospel of the clean plate." We do not ask the American peo ple to starve themselves. Eat plen ty ,but wisely, and without waste. Do not limit the plain food of growing children. Do not eat between meals. Watch out for the waste in the community. You can yourself devise other other methods of saving to the ends we wish to accomplish. Under va rious circumstances and with varying conditions you can vary the methods of economizing. Kentucky was one of the first rank States in the matter of food production this year. Her people, in cities and towns, as well as on the farms, nobly responded to the call for more vegetables and grain. The harvest has .been plentiful and now the advantage thus gained must be protected by guarding against waste The Government has no desire to ask its people to deprive themselves of whatever food they need; neither is it intended to dictate to them what they do with the supply they have laid up. They may use it themselves, sell it, or give it away. All that is urged by the Government ia that no good food be wasted. LIFE WAS SAVED BY CORSET STAY Houghton, Mich. The life of Mrs, Frederick Landroche, of Hancock, probably was saved by a corset stay. Her husband, arraigned in court on a charge of non-support, asked to permission to speak to his wife. This being granted, Landroche pulled n revolver and fired twice. One hot went wild, tho other wus deflected by tho corset stny. HI 1 ft Bowling Green, Ky. The Hartford Herald, Hartford, Ky., Dear Sir: Enclosed find one, dollar for which please send mo the Hart ford Herald for one year. Your faithful reader, F. P. BELL. Daviess County FAIR OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY. 5--BIG DAYS-5 October 2-3-4-5-6, 1917 Bigger and Better Than Ever. A Big, Clean, Old-time Daviess County Fair. Come and spend, one big week. Special Rates on all Rail Roads DR. L. B. BEAN, Pres. R. T. GUTHRIE, Secy. ooooooooooooooo O COUKT 1MKKCTOBV. O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CIKCUIT COUKT. Judj-t R. w. Slack, Owensboro. Attorney C. K. Smith, Hartford. Clerk A. C. Porter. Hartford. Master Commissioner Otto C. liar tin, Hartford. Trustee Jury Fund Cal P. Keown, Hartford. 1st Monday In March 12 days Com'th. and Civil. 1st Monday In May 12 days Civil 1st Monday In July 12 days Com'th. and Civil. 3d Monday in September 12 days Civil. 4th Monday In November 12 days Com'th. and Civil. COUNTY COUKT. Meets first Monday in each month. Judge John B. Wilson Attorney A. U. Kirk Clerk W. C. Blankcnshlp Sheriff S. O. Keown Superintendent Ozna Shults .Toller W. P. Midklff Assessor C. C. Hlnes Surveyor C. S. Moxley ( Coroner Dr. A. B. Riley FISCAL COUKT. Meets Tuesday after first Monday in January, April and October. 1st Magisterial District Ed Shown. Hartford, Route 7 2d Magisterial District Winson Smith, Select 3d M.nglst.erjal District W. S. Dean, Dundeo 4th MiiRlKtcrlnl District S. AV. Leach, Beaver Dam, Route 3 nth Magisterial District S. L. Ful- kerson, Roclcport fltli Magisterial District R. C. Tieh- enor, Centertown 7th Magisterial District B. P. Rice. Fordsvllle. 8th Magisterial District Ben W. Taylor, Hartford. Route 7 OLDER BUT STRONGER To be healthy at seventy, prepare at forty, is sound advice, because In the strength of middle life we too often forget that neglected colds, or careless treat ment of slight aches and pains, simply undermine strength and bring chronic weakness for later years. To be stronger when older, keep your blood pure and rich and active with the 6trength-building and blood-nourishing properties of Scott's Emulsion which is a food, a tonic and a medicine to keep your blood rich, alleviate rheumatUm aud avoid sickness. No alcohol in Scott's. Scott & Bonne, Dloomficld, N. J, SHOE REPAIRING Reasonable Prices. J "W GKEDPIE., 108 W. Third st., Owensboro, Ky. SEWED IIALF-SOLES Men's $1.00 to $1.25 Ladies' 90c to $1.20 Bos' aud Girls' 75c to $1 When sent by parcel post add return postage. I QRfl 1 F. O. B. FACTORY A motor truck must submit, and PASS, the add test of COST. That is the test we want you to apply to the one-ton Maxwell truck its first cost and its operating cost. A Maxwell truck which is a REAL truck, worm-driven sells at a price that can not be met in any other motor vehicle oflikeeffidency,durability,andeconomy. A Maxwell truck will cover 100 miles in a work day twice the distance covered by two teams and two drivers. It will do this at an operating cost of less than that of one team of horses. Moreover, it is of a size and capacity adapted to the needs of almost every form and phase of commerce, industry, or farming. The question is not, "Can I afford to have a Maxwell truck? " The FACT is, Mr. Business Man, you can not afford to be without one. One-ton Truck Chattii $865; Chauie with cab and windshield $900 ChauU with cab, windshield, and Stake Cat Body $9S0. HARTFORD MOTOR CAR CO., Hartford, Ky. JOHN W. FIELD Owensboro. Ky. ! 1 J I 1 l i. 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