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The Central Record, Thursday, May 2, 1918. Over the Top r- ' Byi r an American Soldier Wfao Wtnt ARTHUR GUY EMPEY When the Lusitania was sunk Arthur Guy Empey decided that he could not wait for his country to declare war so he sailed without orders for England, and enlisted as a Canadian. He recounts this incident in "OVER THE TOP" in less than five hundred words. In a few thousand more words he completes his experiences in England and after that he is in France for the greater part of the eighteen months before he was invalided home, in the "Front Line Trenches." "OVER THE TOP" is the first story by one of the American soldiers who went to France, has been a real com batant and has seen long service in the trenches. Sergeant Empey tells what it actually means and feels like: to be wounded seven times; to live for a year and a half with mud and rats and shells; to be covered with "cooties" and never to get rid of them; to go "over the top" in a charge; to grasp for your gas helmet when a second's delay mean's death; to capture a Prussian: ' to get tangled up in barb-wire with that machine gun (working a few, yards away; to lie for thirty-six hours wounded and unconsciou3 jin "No Man's Land." For a year and a half, until he fell wounded in "No Man Land"this American soldier saw more actual fighting and real warfare than any war correspondent who has written about the war. His experiences are grim, but they are thrilling, and lightened by a touch of humor aa original as the Soldiers Three. And they are True. We take pleasure in announcing that we have secured serial rights to this remarkable story and that it will appear in installments in this newspaper It Is the Real Staff! ..smvtJhtlw' x The Greatest War Story Ever Written CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS , ATTACKED BY ROOSEVELT Any American Not la Fi?or of Fighting War Through Is Traitor, He Says. N'ew York, April 2N. -No Amcr Icon li.n n right to n night's sleep unless during the dny he hns done something to nlil in the war against (Icrmnny, declared Col. Theodore Kooscvclt to-night In urging Inrge audience nt the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Invest in the third Liberty Loan. "The mnn who does not think that it was America's duty to fight for her own sake, in view of the in famous conduct of Germany toward us, stands on a level with a mnn who wouldn't think It necessary to fight in a private quarrel becnuse his wife's face was slapped," insert ed the former President, prefacing nn attack on the "conscientioii ob jector." "I would try to find out what lit Is conscientious about," sail the Colonel. "He may be concientlous about killing somebody else; he m.ty be conrcientious about keeping his own carcars from injury. "If he merely objects to killing someone else then send him to the front with a spade to dig trenches in the danger zone, or else put him on n mine sweeper. If he says that his conscience forbids him to do any of the necessary work of national self-defense then I would answer that my conrcience would forbid me to let him vote. "The American who is not now heart and tout In favor of fighting this war through to n victorious end is a traitor to this country and to mankind. He is unfit to live in America. He Is unfit to be a free mnn, for his soul is the soul of slave." ".Mothers of France" with Sarah Bernhardt ns the star, rhould fill i Iiomnns Opera House tonight. (fOver if Top With the Bett efLacQhdGiv ThmHtUV" SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I -fir, 3 by th ntw ct ft stasias; ct tha Lusitania br a usrmea submarine. Arthur Our Enpsr. in Amsrl can. ! hit offle In jar City and Boo to Eaglsnd wbtr ht annst fa th tltlah army. CHAPTER II- OVER THE TOP BY Serg't Arthur Guy Empey Serg't Empey's vivid and grip ping story of the great war will be printed in installments in this paper. Twenty-seven chapters of excit ing adventures and heart-stirring action", events that befell this one man from the time he passed from civilian life to take his place in the human wall that stands between civilization and frightfullness. Serg't Empey is- an American who enlisted in the British Army on hearing of the sinking of the "Lusitania." He writes in a straightforward way of his own experiences "over there," of the life in which our own American boys are entering. OVERTHETOP Will Be Printed Exclusively IN THIS NEWSPAPER tag, Kmpr voluntMrs tor lmowdlat srv. ino soon nnas nimii in r.,i diiii -Afttr Mrtad of trln- ror immeaiai ilf In r.at t ''wMiiavhir In Vrano.'' rnr h first msM th acquaintance of th vr-pr at "sooUm." . CHAPTER !l!-KmDy sttandi bis rt church HrvtcM at to front whll a 0r nun Fokkar eirei vr th cnirsllon. CHAPTER IV Empty' command goes Into th front.lln trenches and la under Ore tor th first time. CHAPTER V-Emper learns to adopt th motto of th Urtlah Tommy, "It you are going to (Ct It. you'll set It, so netar worry." CHAPTER VI-Back in rest billets. Em. pey lets hi first esperltnc as a mees orderly. CHAPTER VH-Empy learns how th British soldier are fed. CHAPTER VIH-nack In th front-line trench. Empey sees hi first friend of th trenches "ao West." CHAPTER IX-Empey makes his flrstJ visit to a auffoui in uuiciue imcu. CHAPTER X-Empey learns what con tltutea a "day' work" In th front-lln trench. CIIAITER -XI-Empey goe "over th lop" for th first tlm In a chars on th rjerman trrnche and Is wounded by a bayonet thrust. CHAPTER XH-Empey Joins th "sul clJe club" a th bombing squad la called. CHAPTER XIII-Each Tommy gets an official bath. CHAPTER XIV-Empy helps dig an advanced trench under German fir. CHAPTER XV-On "HsUnlng post" In No Man's I-anJ. CHAPTER XVI-Two artillerymen "put on over" on Old Pepper, their regimental commander. CIIAITER XVII-Empey ha narrow cap whll on patrol duty In No Man a Land. CHAPTER XVJII-nack In rest billets Empey write anl stsg-es a fare comedy. CHAPTER XtX-Soldlers hav many way to amus themselves whll "on their own." CHAPTER XX-Empy volunteers for machine gun servlc and goe back Into the fronl. line tranches. CHAPTER XXI-Empey again gos 'ovr th top" In a Cham which cost hts company 17 killed and 51 wounded. CHAPTER XXlI-Trlck with a machine sun sllenr on botheraom l rlts. CHAPTER XXIII-aeVman attack, pr ceded by gas wave. Is repulsed. CIIAITER XXIV-Empey Is forced to tak part In an esecutlon aa a member of th firing- squad. CIIAITER XXV-Ilrttlsh prPar for th lllg Push th battl of In Bomme. CIIAITER XXVI-In a trench raid. u. ih. lllir Iuah. Emtiev I dee. iraiviy nu " I ... n Man'e l.and for IS houra. CIIAITER XXVH-After four months 7 I uiKitaiim war serv. In a Urltlsh hospital, Empey Is d as "physically unfit for further 1 If "Over the Top By Ai Awrlcu Soldier Who Wett ARTIU1 GOY ENPEY Mcla Cr Stfimi fa Ffuct Ireland is untrue itJ nersen Kor centuries the term "Irishman' hns stood for till that was gallnnt, brnve, loyal nml true. That she should refuse to bear her share In the treat world conflict, when the very principles for which her his tory hns been one long contention are trembling in the balance. Is In explicable. It Is sincerely to be hoped that she will now accept the home rule tendered by KngUnd, submit to the same rigorous con ditions England Imposes on herself, and forever clear her name of the odium that must attach to it If her past course Is pursued any further. In this day of highly equipped and organized troops the expedients to which Washington's army had re course are amusing. A story has come down in a Garrard county fam ily from an ancestor who was a soldier In the Revolution. Upon one occasion a body of men were to be detailed for a certain service which Involved a long and rough march, so that the "best shod" men were to be chosen. The men were drawn up in lines and ordered to put forward the right foot. The soldier from whom the story came, not liking the proposed "Job" and having a fairly good shoe on his right foot, immediately projected his left on which there was no shoo at all to speak of, it merely being a remnant. His ruse was detected, and as punishment he war sent upon the dctuiL Let us believe the soldier was more joker than slacker, for to-day his great- great-grandson, a lad un der draft age, is eager to go to Franco us u Sanimlc, while his sis ter is desirous of doing her bit ns a Red Cross nurre "over there". The wheat shortage is destined to make the people of the United Stat es acquainted for the first time In their history with the great Ameri can grain corn. When one co-no to think of it, it is really surprising how few people in our land really appreciate this grain ns they should. Corn bread, rightly made, has no superior ns u regular article of diet. Thore who have become accustomed to its use frequently prefer it to all other bread, and insist that one never loses relish for it. Corn was the staple urticle of food of the American Indian, than whom a fin er race, physically, never existed. It was also the mainstay of the African slaves of the South for two centuries, and on It they throve and labored. It Is acknowledged by leading physlcianr that corn bread is much more healthful than wheat bread, and when once one has ac quired a taste for it he becomes a convert for life. It is the merest drivel, to say nothing of craven dis loyalty, for any of our people to bewail a forced abstinence from wheat bread so long as we have un teld millions of the best grain God ever caused to grow out of the ground. If you expect to buy a Buggy this spring, see our line for we have some jobs that are strictly up-to-date, at i;he right price. WE ALSO HANDLE THE GENUINE AMERICAN WIRE FENCE, VULCAN AND OLIVER PLOWS. WE CAKRY A COMPLETE LINE OF FARMING IMPLEMENTS OF THE HIGHEST TYPE. Becker & Ballard. Bryantsvllle, Ky. Phone 75. 11 For in a i i ... I Salel i C! 25 Farms or any size or location. 10 City Dwellings modern and attractive. 3 Business Properties netting 7 per cent to owners. D. A. THOMAS REALTY AGENCY. I 9 i I I 3 r i r.. w . v. ai, r i p.Mnr". inv irnnrn ' m Used Deering Corn Planter, Used Driv ing Trap, Used Disc Harrow, Walking Cultivators, for tale cheap. Oliver and Deere cultivators. Prices right. J. R. MOUINT & CO. The Deal House. I FARMER'S COLUMN ! spae t.iow Ihl. ht.ailts I. fuf lb cielu I. hi of uir tarmtr .uli.crllir. and I (of h tale of .;uk, ftalu au.I mh Iblnga on farm a. tliv farmer ramiol afford lo adrcr liar. Nu nolle will arrltt uff.r lout llu. and will liaotilflu wo U.u.a of llit sroHii, fr of 'barya Kor Ssle-Tohacco sticks. I). M. Carter, Carirrfville, Ky. Horsa's Musical Sense. The musical arulenpss of horses. Is shimn lijr the rapidity with which eT. airy horse learn the slunlfloinc of trumpet calls. Kor Sale Texas ssdjlc. dition J. G. li'inuldo. (rood con- Kirst Class Seed Corn for Sale. I'. K. I'rewitt. It. K. U. 1, i rnone aso-u. Why breed your mares to a horse ot small bone and lees breeding, when (olden tmerald stands at $10.00. Yantls & Embry llarrrd Plymouth Itock eiriri from choice strain. 75c for 15. I'hone 47-S liryantsville exchange. Mrs. J. W. Mohan, Lancaster Ky. KOH SALKi-Mommoth I'eurl or June potatoes. The greatest yield- cr 1 have ever raised. S. C. Henderson, I'uint Lick, Ky. KxchmiKe, No. 40, 3 rings. Alcohol From Sawdust Kxin-rlmenta huri hlmnn that a Inn of dry snuitust ulll jlelrl with proper treatment twenty to tuenty-the jul Ions of 1)3 per cent clh)l or grain alcohol. Cheesecloth Inetflrit. The little tfrl ullh the crepe d chine taste vtho makes the mistake ot having for her daddy a man with a cheese-cloth Income Is hound to hate her dimples overflow us a result' of lachrymal freshets occasionally. Houston I'ost Oally Thought. No nobler feelln than this, of d Miration for one higher than himself, dwells In the brenat of man. It la to this hour, nml nt ell hours, a lvlf)tnz InllUjnre In man's life Carlyle. 4-1 No Joke. A. A. S. claims that a man will steal ell the M.taice stumps he need from his employer, and think nothing of It. Hut If he sees a sinvt cur conductor miwk nown a nickel he think ouslit lo notify the company. he Oulld Character Firmly. The chariu'li-r which you are con structing Is not your own. It Is the building material nut of which other generations will quarry atonu for th temple of life. See to It. therefor, that It he granite and not shale. Chinese Cleverness. In making confectionery the Chinese are very skillful, and possess the repu tation of having many secrets. They are able to empty on egg and Mil It with an nlmonil nougat without one being able to find the sllghti'st break In the shell. They also take (ho entlra pulp from an orange and All It up with fruit Jelly without leaving a trace of an Incision In the rind. To Clean Bras. , To remove marks and discoloration from brass or gilt ornaments, picture frames, etc., dissolve a piece of soft soap the slse ot an egg In a pint of boiling water, then add a tablespoon ful of ammonia. Wring a cloth out of the solution and gently wipe the ar tlrle o be cleaned; then sponge It Uh rare, using cold water, Klually dry with a soft cloth r (OosrnaM, tut, i Ariasi esr ?