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BROWN TAXI THE CONSERVATION STORE rr AiqtWne Ym Hay Htti la HARDWARK BiNRY HEIGK HARDWARE CO. 322 W. Market St. Botlt Mwmj 432 lodnllto, Xy. VOLUME XLH.-NO. 26. MAJOR GEN. WYNN Admiral Moreau, of the French placing about the neck of Major cordon of the Legion of Honor. "REFORM" Administration Ilears the Voice of the Colored Politicians and needs. City Officials Givo Ilcrt's Company "Whole Thoroughfare for Advertisement. Burlingame Meets Practical Dcmon- ,,,v Oration of Ills Police ( , " Efficiency. KEYSTONE STORY TRAVELED. ' -" ffV-" 'Once again is "it 'demonstrated that the colored Republicans have taken the reins in their own hands and forced near Mayor Smith and the local Republican machine to take a back seat while they drive. The latest instance is the case of the young negro Whitbee, who was arrested on May 9 by Patrolman Sullivan, Detectives Clark and Stultz, the accused being captured running through tho streets with a bundle of clothes, and when cap tured 'by tne officers became very abusive and was taken to jail. whithoA is the son of Dr. Whitbee, an appointee of near Mayor Smith in the Health Office and a promi nent tiolltician with the colored Re publicans. In the Police Court a two-hour trial was held and the young negro was fined $10. His mother was also fined $10 but sus pended later. It developed that the mother an son pretty near started a rough hojse in the police station, the testimony showing that the wo man had threatened that through political influence and strength with Col. Petty she would have the offi cers "fired." The young negro ac knowledged that he cursed the of ficers arid Station-keepers Hermes and Jacques. The latter, a Republi can appointee, testified that force was needed to suDUue xne uuiuij negroes. Jacques said the prisoner was the worst he had seen in years and the mother had dared the ar resting officers to put her in jail, and it they did she and her folks would have them "fired." This tes timony was borne out by seven po licemen present and a Deputy Bailiff. , lt , Here is the sequel, and the sequel shows the negro politicians made their threat good, even though it took six weeks to do it. Wednes day the Board of Safety fined Station-keeper nermes nnd reprimand ed Patrolman Sullivan and Detective Clark. The coiorea Kepuunuo who follow tho wishes of the ma chine have come into their own and the negroes throughout town have begun to assert themselves with a vengeance. There are but few ar rests in tho negro sections the Chestnut and wainut oireut have been taken over, negro high waymen and gamblers frequent our streets and display the utmost con tempt lor the Keystone police. The ordinary colored residents who have always lived here are not responsi ble for this situation, but It is caus ed toy tho advent ot negro crooks and loafers from all parts of the country to take part in the harvest of crime. The only return needed is support of the Searcy machine. Negro dives and saloons are running full blast day and night and Sun aw.andrlBhtherewwttopoint Sunday, wnen xu i ---"--office he boastingly announced that hn hi. mi III fcOO tnai x-cio jw.. " i ,milil he closed if liquor was sold. Any Sunday droves of ne - croes may bo seen coming in anu ont of Pete's place of business, aijis past Sonday additional help was needed to meet the want ot tne laree army oi coioreu v'y raying Pote a social call. So nuwb. X striking proof; of (the " leney or xbb iiobji. "- - -- '..-.-i- TTnrf hfi KeSUblie&B I IIBkV jT vBBHBB''jsJF'SSFi iIWK be "SSI l bjm t o'! KENTUCKY BEING DECORATED. navy an da member of his staff Gen. Wynn, U. A. A., the grand funds every election, is shown by the permit given yesterday by the Board of Safety and Chief of Police allowing an automobile speed de mon to take possession of Third street from- Walnut to the Confeder ate Monument, giving an exhibition of his sped and advertising a cer tain make of automobile. The un initiated can not understand why such favoritism is shown, but here's the solution The speed demon is appearing here to advertise the au tomobiles of the Southern Motors Company, nnd the Southern Motors Company is owned and controlled by Mr. Ilcrt. We would like to see some othr citizen ask for a permit to have Third street or any other street cloned for a mile or so while the citizen advertised his brand of tobacco, fiour, chewing gum or something else. The Board of Saf ety would order him clubbed to death "by the Keystone cops. Accused ot telling one of the in side scandals of the fire department, which but for the heavy rains might not have the cotton seed fire out yet, James Mellet, veteran firman, who has figured in savjng lives and property -for years, resigned last week under charges. Of course the dropping of Mellet from the pay roll with its angles was not given out to tho taxpayers. Doubtless Mr. Burlingame, formerly of Jefferson ville, and Chief Neuenschwander, of Cincinnati, believe the taxpayers of Louisville have no right to know what is going on In Louisville's hill billy department First and fore most, (Mellet was accused of "giving out information derogatory to the fire department." The next charge was "insubordination." The first charge was naturally the cause of tho second charge. Mellet may be guilty or be may not. Anyhow somebody gave out some informa tion. Through some manner the Board of Fire Underwriters learned that the second fire at the Cotton Products Company which swept away a warehouse loaded with thou sands of dollars worth of stock, was another bungled Job. Two fire engines answer the 'box at Floyd and I streets on the first alarm. These engines are Nos. 16 and 18. Well, the first engine to arrive, a big modern pumper, got to the fire, but the hick firemen didn't know what to do with it. It was run into a big mudhole and there It stuck useless while the fire raged. Then the other engine, equipped with on of these new tangled horse less horses, didn't even get out of the house for a long time if at all. In the meantime the fire was burn ing briskly and would have swept the last remaining buildings per haps had not the soldier firemen un der Lieut. McJenkins, from Camp Taylor, taken a hand and gone to the scene early with several pieces of apparatus. For many minutes the soldiers had the only stream on the fire. Of course the hick fire man wanted representation. The secret of (the two broken engines had to be kept. Then a second alarm was sent in silently. This alarm was not rung in over the newspaper wires, but additional en gines were "sneaked" to the scene. The story leaked out. Mellet, a veteran fireman, was suspected of telling. Later he was accused. Then he resigned, knowing that all fire men who have served the city will eventually "get theirs." Chairman Paul Burlingame, or the Board of Safety, received a knockout this past week that will probably put a quietus on his lec tures before our local clubs concern ing the efficiency of the police. The Chairman was driving down Broad way one night this past week in his auto when he was hailed by two of his green (not blue) coat wearers, and in grutf tones they bawled him out for not having a rear light. Probably to ascertain the Tegular conduct of bis hired hands Mr. Bur- lingame used his sweetest political tones to pacify the Keyetoners ana for not having his light, new bat- niv Tin hin wna .at Timft, when a soft voice did not turn away lyrj - ati,, the old adage falling to work and tDey jumped all over him g0 to Bpeakf saying, "Where do you tfaat 0,d etanr. and -.Tell that tQ QweeneyM Finally he was al- lowed to proceed, but the worst is vet to be told. On Ills return over the sam route the same two wise onos, who didn't even knewi their (ConUBued on Fifth Paw.) ENGLAND'S t ' American Commission of Irish Independence Find Political Offenders in Ireland Are Treated Worse Than Lowest Criminals Numerous Assaults on Public Streets With Bayonetsfand Clubbed Rifles. s, i BRITISH ARMY OF OCCUPATION X)E ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN Universal Service .herewith pre sents the complete report on condi tions in Ireland, .made to the Peace Conference by the American Com missioners Frank P. Walsh, for- SSl7oSJ,Bdi25?'S,n?nlJ f?,r mJ Gv: St!"1"1. ? Pnne, of II - !& "..SK?: 0t.FW- adelphia -.. v..,..,uuu ui iuja icjiui-i hi lionuon nas created a furore of excitement and has result ed in a demand .from some leading English newspapers for an ade quate reply from the British Gov ernment. The full text follows: "Upon May 2, 1919, the American Commission on Irish Independence, appointed by authority of the Irish Race Convention, held in Philadel phia on the 22nd and 23rd days ot February, 1919, consisting of Frank P. Walsh, Chairman; Edward F. Dunne and Michael J. Ryan, under passports issued by the American and English Embassies in Paris, de parted for Ireland ifor the purposo of conferring with President De Va lera and other officials of tho Irish itepuoucan uovernment, and to make a first-hand study of actual conditions in that country. "When the passports were .handed to the American Commissioners on the morning of their departure for Ireland, Sir William Wiseman stated that Mr. Lloyd George wished the Commission to go to all parts of Ireland, if possible, and Jt was his especial rpquest that thoy should visit Belfast. Upon repeating Sir William Wiseman's request to Messrs. Sean T. O'Ceallaigh and George Gavan Duffy, the envoys of the Irish Republican Government at Paris, they Joined In the Tequest that we should make a close inves tigation of conditions in Ireland, and especially urged that we should visit the jails, particularly those In the larger cities, where, they assert ed, hundreds of men and women were confined under circumstances of the most shocking nature. "Crossing the Irish Sea 'from Holly head to Dunleary.we. .canipupQn the first evidence of the military .occupation of Ireland. The vessel and wharves swarmed with soldiers, fully equipped for the field, going to and coming from Ireland. When we arrived In Ireland we found sol diers everywhere. A careful Investi gation, made on the day before we left Irland, showed that the Army of Occupation numbers considerably over 100,000 men, to which acces sions are being made daily. The troops are equipped with lorries, ar mored cars, tanks, machine guns, bombing planes, light and heavy ar tillery, and in fact all of the en gines of war lately employed against the Central Powers "In addition to ' this, there are approximately 15,000 members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. The constabulary Is a branch of the mil itary forces. They are armed with rifles, as well as small side arms, ongage in legular drill and field maneuvers. They are never resi dents of the districts which they oc cupy, and have quarters in regular Government barracks. After our arrival in Ireland we conferred with President De Valera as to the pris ons which we should visit, and Mountjoy Jail, in the lCIty of Dub lin, was selected, for tho reason that it contained a large number of poli tical prisoners, many of them men of the highest character and stand ing. Mountjoy, so far as physical equipment and brutality of conduct goes, Is not as bad as many of the other jails in Ireland. "We made our demand for per mission to visit this jail through the municipal authorities of the city of Dublfn. The Governor of the prison, a lesldent of England, who had been in offioe but a few weeks, refused us admission. It was then explained io Sir John Irwin, Chair man of the Visiting Justices of Mountjoy Prison, that the 'commis sion was traveling on diplomatic passports and was Investigating con ditions in Ireland partly at the so licitation ot the Prlmo Minister. With this explanation, Sir John Ir win, who Is in supreme authority of the Jail, overruled tho decision of the Governor, and we were admitted to Mountjoy. When we appeared at the gate we were ushered Into the office of the Governor, where wo found Sir John Irwin. The -Gov ernor told us that we were to be admitted to tho prison, but with the understanding that we should not speak to any prisoner, nor to seek to fix the identity of any prisoner exhibited. Although -Mountjoy is called a jail, it Is, as a matter of fact, a combination of jail and pen itentiary. It is surrounded by a stone wall twenty ifeet in height and Is larger than any of the mid-Western Ameilcan penitentiaries, such as Jefferson City or Joliet, and almost as large as Sing Sing. It has im mense cell houses, fount to accom- modate , approximately 1.Q00 prison. - 0 It Is equipped with workshops, where men convicted of serious .crimes are confined at hard labor. It is also used for the confinement of persons awaiting trial, as well ae misdemeanants serving sentences for petty offenses, "Exclusive ot the political prison ers, there were (but twelve persona la confinement, all of them under going sentence for pettr infractions of law. One of the men who ac- 'J ewmteaied nc upon the vWt wa an ottteial -of the City of DtOrfta. mm IRISH LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY, JUNE BRUTALITY EXPOSED t acqualnted with1 ,kll the political prisoners, so thattwe had no clifncui- ty in Identifying, them. They were confined for the mast part in groups, the majority ot -them being locked hee,on?Cenfirely outside the nnildinM ,,roner. These cages are up In steel cages Jmilt ra the yards Set dnplK'Sc those tSSd for buildlngs proper. ,tA -,imnlei in thn nrmr vnnlnirlp.tl g'ardens, tuch as .Lincoln Park and "." " - - - p. - -o -, tne Bronx, in theEUnited states. "Statements had. been made that unspeakable outrages were being committed agains't the persons of these men, and t&e most barbarous cruelties infllcted'jitpon Ihem. That they had been starved, beaten, con fined in dark and noisome under ground cells, otherwise mistreated and kept for days with their hands handcuffed behinftheir "backs. We attempted to secure statements from tho officers, eitheK confirming or de nying tho chaTgew. "We were per mitted ti talk tojDb ono inside the prison except'.the .Governor. He stated that no Buh jbarharlties had been committed since "he had taken charge of the prison, a week or two before. Ho refused ta speak for any time prior to that. He at first de nied that therewere underground cells in tho prison.jWe had been fur nished, howevergwjth a. plan show ing their location,! and upon our in sistence we werewallowed entrance. We found a great number of cells underground, tooj'narrow for human occupation, without 'beds or cover ing for the prisoners, no ventilation, pitch dark and extremely cold, al though the weather at 'the time was not severe. The-Chlef Warden ad mitted that thesejeells' Tvere at times occupied by prisoners1. "Our Information well authenti cated, .was to theeffect that a large number of politlcal?prisoners were taken out of the underground cells after we had demanded admission the night previous. "We found one of the political prisoners still In sol itary confinement. He presented a pitiable spectacle, The miserable cell was cold and hadly Ventilated He was in-ari.. Ut1cempt"coriditieaTjBcrrti8i'M3nTother&-'wer- actually highly nervous, palpably undernour- Baw in prison are working newspa- Ished, and had a wild glare in his eyes, indicating an extremely aan-t gerous menial siate. .tie ineu 10 speak to us, but was quickly si lence by the Warden. The politi cal prisoners in this Jail, without ex ception, are men of the highest standing, journalists, lawyers, busi ness men, skilled tradesmen and la borers. Many of them, confined for months, have not ibeen Informed of the charge against them. When the charges are made often of the most trivial character bail is denied. They were all emaciated and appear ed to be suffering from malnutri tion. Or the thousands of German prisoners we have seen in France none of them showed such wretched physical condition, or had counte nances so marked with pain as the prisoners in Mountjoy. As we Were leaving .the prison we were attracted by shouts in the rear of the main hall of the prison. Looking around we saw Pierce Beasley, one of the political pilsoners, an Irish jour nalist of the highest standing, and one of the most beloved men in Ire land, being hustled through the back doorway by a burly prison cuard. "Beasley cried out: " 'I want to call your attention to the fact that this brute who has me in charge is about to punish me for saying: "Long Live tho Repub lic." ' Wo immediately protested against the assault on Mr. Beasley. The Governor of the prison hasten ed back to where the men were, ana after a hurried whispered conversa tion with the guard, returned and said that we could be assured that no punishment would be inflicted upon Mr. Beasley. Upon our return from the prison we were furnished with, detailed statements of others who had heen confined in prison, exposing the vilest atrocities com mitted against prisoners. Having received information that there was a large number of prisoners con fined in a smaller prl-aon dn the town of TVestport. County Mayo, which place waB invested by troops, and that cruelties and ibar harlUea were belnc practiced upon thnm. we announced our inten tion, after leaving Mountjoy Jail, of visiting Weetport "Shortlv before the departure of our train upon the following; even ing two policemen appeared at our apartments and handed us an un signed typewritten letter, notifying us that we would not be permitted to enter the town, of Weetport, the only reaeoa given being that it "was within the military area." We proceeded, nevertheless, to West port. As we approached the town a company of soldiers met us about three miles out, and the lieutenant announeed in a surly tone, that under no 'circumstances would we be permitted to enter. We de miaiidfid to see the colonel, to whom we showed our passport, repeated the message of Mr. Lloyd nonrira doilvored throusrh Sir Will iam Wieeman, to the effect that he wanted nfe to visit all of Ireland, explained that we were conducting an Investigation under the author ity of the 'Prime Minister. We ad vised Um that we understood that revolting conditions existed In West port. The Colonel, (however, de olared tbat he would take toe full reapoMltofUty ot not,, oowplylng with the ieait o eyea eo Wgh AMERICAN 28, 1919. a personage as the Prime Minister or umgiana, tnougji ne stated tnat he was acting on orders from the Government officials n Dublin, "Many of the persons we met in me vicinuy corroDoraiea tne stories oTof tr wlich prf oners in the Westport Jail were be- lV Objected, the details be7n hor riDie Devonu oeiiet, ,,. ,, 'During our visit to Ireland wo witnessed numerous assaults in public streets and highways with bayonets and clubbed rifles, upon men and women known to be Re publicans, or suspected of being in favor of a republcan form of gov ernment. Many of the outraged persons were men. and women of exemplary oharacter, and occupy ing high positions in the business and professional life of the country. We took statements covering hun dreds of cases of outrage and vio lence committed by the officers and representatives of the British Gov ernment dn Ireland, the details of which we set forth herein. The ex cesses and atrocities detailed are either toeing actually committed at the present time or have been com mitted within the recent past, as a part of a scheme and plan to crush out and repress the effort of the Irish, people to establish a republi can form of government In Ireland. "Among the leaders of the Re publican movement in Ireland, many of whom have had these at rocities practiced upon their per sons, are lawyers, such as Edward Duggan, George Nichols and John Hanrahan, who rank relatively with such men in the United States as Morgan J. O'Brien, John B. Stanch- field, Levi Mayer, or A. Mitchell Palmer. Some of the men whom we actually saw in Jail, in a pitia ble condition, were newspaper men who Tank with Henry Watterson, or the late Col, William R. Nelson, of Kansas City. This comparison Is made because two of tho prison- era in Mountjoy, Messrs, Pierce BeaJsley and William Sears, are the owners or principal stockholders of papers which they edit them- per men and correspondents of high class publications, such as Charlesi H. Grasty, Frank H. Si monds and Herbert Bayard Swope. Among the men we saw n prison are stock-raisers and farmers, bus iness men of affairs, and literary men of brilliant parts and of the hghest character. "We witnessed while in Ireland a brutal and unprovoked assault by an English colonel and a crowd of soldiers upon the person of Pro fessor John MadN'elll. Professor MacNeill is a member of the faculty of the National University, is an educator and publicist of the high est tvne. and occupies relatively the same position in Ireland that William Howard Taft or Nicholas 'of our local Junior Order branches Murray Butler does in 'the United ' and every paper in Louisville, week States. If Engand ever had an'ly and dally, EXCEPT THE KEN- ,l,,nHnmi1 Dvglom in Trolnnd It has completely broken down. The Irish people are taxed more for the support of the people ana constaD- ualry althougn tne country is prac- tlcally crimeless in tne ordinary sense than they are for the main - tenance of the whole educational system of Ireland, including tne upkeep of the National University and Trinity College, as well as all the primary and other schools in the land. School teachers in the pri mary schools are paid as low as $4 per week. No system of hygiene or sanitation has been Installed The teeth of practically all the children are in decay, and respiratory ana throat troubles exist to an alarming degree. Lack of decent clothing and under-nourlshment is keeping thousands of children out of school, school. "In the City of Dublin alone there are 20,000 families, on an average of five to each family, liv lnc in one room tenements. In fant mortality is appalling, Desti - tution and hunger Is rife, Aiunici- eariy Sunday morning Althougn pal bodies and private persous are one oi e marrying Squires of the attempting to extend relief, but all jioosler. Gretna Green, Justice Madt such activities must' have the.den decided to have his own cere sanction of the British Govern- , reformed bv a priest in ment. which Is difficult, If not im T'Z ,-.- , JIHI...11 10 f Im. possible, to obtain. "We sincerely urge that if tho Peace Conference refuses a healing to the people of Ireland, in these circumstances, the gnilt for the commission of these monstrous crimes and atrocities, as well as for the bloody -evolution which nay follow, must, .from this time for wardi bo fchaTed with Great Britain by the menu-era or tne reace on tuanc. if not by the peoples w UXXn,y submitted. KAnrCTnTHATM fmiXMRKIOWNf OF. IRISH INDEPENDENCE." OUR CHILDREN'S DAY. t- o..,i,. win h TOhiin iif. -I. 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Have played over here wth a team conssting of major league players, among whom are Nig Clarke, of the Athletics; Oathwell and Paskerella, of the Giants; Miller, of St. Louis; Yockey, of St. .Paul, and Paul Cobb, brother of Ty Cobb. Have been in France since October 25. and am hoping to get the order to come home soon. Had a sevpn-day leave of absence in May and saw Paris, Bordeaux. Tours, Biarritz, Bayonne, Pau and last but not least Lourdes, the most Interesting to me of all. While at Lourdes saw a woman recover her sight who had been blind for twen ty-five yeafs. Today, June i, we were issued forest green uniforms and campaign hats, so it looks like we3arfigpjii4prooy.flpne iwax.or the other, wnicn l nope win- oe "toot sweet," as it is growing monotonous here. With best wishes for continued success for the Ken tucky Irish American, I remain, Sincerely yours, CORPORAL EARL J. FLYNN. Company 7, Eleventh Marines, Giev res, France. "ROUNDUP" ROUNDED UP. Sheriff -William Ross put the final touch to the cowboy and Wild West roundup at the State Fair Grounds Saturday night when he at tached seventeen steers and twenty- one ponies ifor debts incurred by the show. Th3 show was given for the ......nnca rt hlllllHnf a hfllTin fOT One TITOKY TRISH AniUIUlAIM. auvr- ' Used and boosted tho show to the 6kles, yet it received the biggest frost ever given in m aiuubeui nne nere. in justice au um w- boys ana oiners in tne uow, mc, 'say they didn't know they were booked oy an anu-ijawiuuc auticij- and thnuctrt tne junior uraer wi .. . . some kind, of a .labor union organ!- hear them Jn our house- often when zatlon. Despite the efforts of thejj Wflg & mtle B,rl( when x dldn,t traffic sergeant who acts as agent know wmt H a meant( r would g0 for the Menace and the circulation . off and cry by myself sometimes of Junior' Order applications, which when we woud be playing about go with every application for a city Qur mother woujd of a sudden or county position, xne outlet uuc. not make much of a showing when a public appearance is required. MADDEX-WEBER. Magistrate John M. Madden, of Jeffersonville, and Miss Christine Agnes Weber, daughter of Peter Weber, 205 North Nineteenth street, were married by the Rev. Father onrnnhin RcManc. -pastor of fit. An- , thony's church, with nuptial mass ""- -" VZ !... Louisville. He was accompanies to the marriage license office in the court house Saturday by Miss Weber. The mass was quite a sur prise to his Jerrersonvine rrienas, ho liave been fining his office daily to extend congratulations. WELCOME SOLDIERS. The Columbia Athletic Club, - i l.t.n4 winner man in trlA J -- g bTgEest Lt l history Wednesday When US nomo couimg -?"""""," -. llmcA .rtrVtn rfwl Aprvir.A tooK 1UI IUUOO , . -- place. President UiecKmann ana xne members did every honor possible an,! foaRfod cenerously the returned --.- .- - , m heroes and scored another record ior .ui. nnnlnr nrtrniilMtlon. "" f"!"-" D FAVORS THE LEAGUE. Resolutions urging ratification ot hn leaeue .of nations covenant, hih u derSbed "as the end for'eive us he would tell us that when Church P-ce Union. The ,e INTUIGENT CAREFUL SERVICE fHONE: HOME OH MAW ltvery Driver an Bscort. UiiisvlM Csnli I Taxksb e. Incorporated PRICE FIVE CENTS. and demanding SHE TELLS WHY Pathetic Words of Simple Old Irish. Woman Accentuate Why Erin Should Be Fiee. Hcai tbrenking Crying of Parents When Boys and Girls Were Leaving. Was Lonely When She Thought of Those She Was Never to See. AND IRELAND WILL BE FREE. OXE-lRKASONWHYr. . -?-" :rr-; - Why should Ireland be free?. That question was rather frequent five years ago; today, however, it drops from the lips of those who are either Incapable of appreciating an argument or are afraid of offending "tho Protestants of liberal views with whom they associate." Both these classes of people are hopeless, whenever principle is involved, but for different reasons, the former from invincible Ignorance, tho latter from lack or manhood. To neither can any appeal be taken, but to the great throng of thinking men and women who value justice more 'than, sycophancy these pathetic words of, a simple, godly old Irishwoman will serve to accentuate one reason why Ireland should be free: There were eleven of us children. Most of us had to go away. There was nothing we could do at home. So we had to go to America. We jJve(j on iQ shannon, and across the rlver tjiere was a station where ,traln wouid De taking the peo pie to Queenstown. 'Twould break your heart to hear the fathers and mothers all crying and moaning, and the boys .and girls that were going , , ..(.. n,ii,n nr, wa mhIh 'W1C JJ a MM E3.A.W W..V throw her apron over her head, and we'd know she would be crying. We did not what it was for, why she would be crying. When I got to America I said to my sister who had come over before me that I knew why she would be crying, thinking of the day when all her boys and girls would be far from her. And wo all did leave save only one and the two children that were born after I came over. I never saw them, my youngest brother and sis ter. I thnk my mother died of a broken heart, for she always wept for her children, far away in Amer ica, she would never see again. And my father died and left three small children, and times were very hard. My father never had much school ing, but I think he was an intelli gent man. Ho was a contractor and a farmer, both in a small way, aid ho found it bitter hard to get on, trying to feed us and give us some schooling, for he'd no capital. He never drank, but (he'd have no man give him the pledge, for he'd say, "A man is no man that can't take It or leave it as he wishes." He never smoked a pipe unless he was in trouble, and when he'd take out the nine we children would know , his trouble was past bearing. And , ...u .-. .. r - . tnen, HKeiy, ne a want tne Jioor au night. When we were little, of a Sunday afternoon, he'd repeat most . -.. " . ... .. 0f the Gospel and tne sermon to us, and when we were bigger we had to tell him the same. He did not try to stir up bitterness, but he would say, "God is good, and 'twill all be the same." (But Just to encourage us to use what schooling he oould he was a wee boy there were no BOhools. only the hedge-schools. Uere they'd creep put to the hedge of a night and if they were caught en the way home it's a hard beating they'd .get. Well, I ihad eome to America, for (Continued on Fifth Page,) N, 7 X..