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$1.50 a Year: 50c for 4 months; 75c for 6 months. ALL THE NEWS THAT'S I IT To PUNT $1.50 a Year; 50c for 4 months: 75c for 6 months. VOL. XLII CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY. WEDNESDAY. JUN 0, Q18. 8 Pages No. 49 The Farmers of Breckinridge County Will Begin Next Week THE BKECKtiN K1DGT HAD GOOD MEETING At McQuady Last Saturday. Mr. Meriman Missed His Appoint ment But Will be on Hand tne 21. Union Doing Excellent Work. On last Saturday the members of the Farmers Union held an interesting meeting at McQuudy, Ky. The tnem Ders were keenly dissapointed in not i aving Mr. Meriman who had an ap pointment with them on that day but on account of missing his train he fail ed to be on hand tiowever he is booked for June II, and will deliver his lecture which wii be illustrated with moving pictures. This L'nrwn is one of the liveliest and most productive organiz Uions in Breck- nri:e con tit v. 1 he members are rmers who are strictly up to-date in methods and practicing them. They are enthusiastic in their work, they listen, net, woik and cooperate with one another and by so doing they ac complish things. The Union i, fortunate iu having a capable leader such as Rev. J. P. Knne who believes in doing things. Hi tells hi.s followers what the fanners of other counties are iloing mid he has so inspir ed them to believe th.it they cm do in Breekimi;!ge just as much as other farmers do in their counties. It l a real inspiration not only to farmers but to any who miv be interested m f irm ing to bs present at one of the:;e meetings. Tne B: 'eekeurldg News wishes thut every Ui-irict in the county bad just such an or'gaois ttion, with a leader like Kev Knu -. Leadership is now the key note of succ-.ss It takes leul rslii) to win iu this war and it takes vi n in (arming kiyit Glen Dean. . , - Rale an I faun. V"WfTr located at Glen Dean, for e of his profession Dr Hale that community wen reto'ii a good physician, lie oe late Dr Dempster s office. tration of Women Postponed. m t.. I il... orpiunl itf irds the registration of the women .1 the count V has been postpoueo. Registration cards Will oe se,u u. l I , i: ... . SOOU its me , . I arrive Irons W.is'uiwio.i. Watch fur the CWH ana .ci "J woman over In yean l Kr register. Mrs Nannie Wathen. Chairman of Registration Woman's Division of Council of Defense. Enlists in the Navy. Arthur Terry Couch. ou of Rev. A. N. Couch and Mrs. Couch of this city enlisted in the Nsej and has left for the r.reat Lakes N.iv.d Training Sta tion Mr. Couch was employed in Wedding's Drug Store and is a popular aiember of the younger set. Rev. Couch bas another son in Gov ernment service, Edward Couch who is railroad am ploy ee at Ravenna, Ky., and his son-in-law, Mr, Hugh Gabert la draughting engineer at Washington, D. V. An Explanation. Mr. W. A. RofT, foreman of The HreckenridHe News office is in Chicago ,,t the pa sent tune taking a ten days Vourse in the school of linotype couiposi. ion at the Mergeuthaler Linotype Com pany's branch office iu that city. One of these machines, a Model I4, hrs recently lieeu installed iu our office and it was expedient that our foreman attend this school of instruction in order to be able to run the machine. On ac count of his absence, much of this week's copy hail to be omuiitted. espe cially the correspondents. However it is hoped by next week, things will be running as usual. lb to Harvest the Largest Wheat Crop SUDDEN DEATH OF 1. ELI DEAN Prominent Citizen of Breckin ridge County and a Resident of Glen Dean. Prosperous Farmer. C.'en Djan, June X (Special) Mr. Eli Huston Dean, a prosperous r.d well known farmer of Breckinridge county, died very suddenly at his late home at this place on Wednesday May 29. A few hours before his death Mr. Dean was out overseeing the work of his farm, as he was not feeling well he returned to his home and shortly after reaching there he succumbed betore medical attention could be given him. Mr. Dean was seventy-two years old' and spent all of his life in Breckinridge county, the place of his nativitv. He was married to Miss Lucy Fisher, who precte.ltd him in death five years ago. and to this union three children were born and all of them survive. They are Mrs. J. M. Howard, Glen Dean: j Mrs. Aden Fierce, Ludlow, Kv.; and Mr. James H. Dean. (Jlen Dean. The latter with his wife ma le their i home with Mr. Dean. Mr. Dean wis was an active member! of the Glen Deau B ipti-l church and was a trustee of th. church tor a num-' br of years. The funeral service was held the following Thursday be:ug conducted bv Kev J. K Mepg. Many hmdsotne ll ral off .rings w. re sent to family and a large concourse of iriends In m Fords ville and Hardinsburg where tie de CSSied was w 11 known, attended the funeral. CARTER'S LANDING Last Saturday as we went gswkteg up Main street, Clovcrport, we met Uro. Couch, of the Baptist clvirch. He extended his lind with t00$ikl op hil face that never wci'.t.ft and sa . r-'W.II -.-.. .1. ...... ,1.,.,,, Ii.t.. on a tine day Tike t his r Why are you not on the farm manufacturing bis cuits to shoot the Huns with?" We explained that wc had a little war of our own. The chills had declared war on uc. Had been down to Drs. Clark and Wedding getting some hand grenade! loaded with quinine to bombard them with. The doc tori advised us to turn on the gas if the ipiinine wasn't bitter enough for them. A case of mistaken identity came very near causing a tragedy at thai famous restaurant, Dclmonic . Mon day morning. A hungry kmk'' traveling man came into the restau rant. The proprietor, Jo'i.t Wciscn berg, had just stepped oil' In a few moments John barber stepp&J l About tlx of us guya shoute I "Xioo.i inoriiing. John. Of course the drum mer thought l'arber was the pioprie tor ao 1 e collared him and says: "Say Mr. Weisenbcrg, I .1111 as h.in gry as an Advance Threshing Ma chine, could you fix 111c up .1 liincn right away-quick? Farber. giving Ifini the once over, squared himself and said: "My friend, if you wasn't a stranger in this town I would ha.c you interned for the period of the war." The drummer went out through the transonm over the door; l'rcarber ran down to Mutt Boh ler's Barber Shop to look into the mirror to see if he did look like ei senhcrg. Last Sunday we spent the day with Gussie, Ruth, Ambrose, and Lewis O'llryan ataVTuhiusport, nd , and say, the way we put away the strawberries and cake was a sin to Hoover! Ambrose seems to be hap py in his new home. Not ao with Lewis, he made a remark while we were viewing thefarm down on the river front that led us to believe he wasn't. He waved his hand toward the beautiful home of Victor Haguian and said: "That man has the pret tiest crops I've saw." Ruth O'Hryan seems to be happy, but we noticed that she talks in her sleep about the "cruel war." Joe M nlli.it t 11 Jr. HOW ENEMY WON AT ST. QUENTIN Captured British Colonel Gives Description of Fight. ESCAPES AFTER SIX HOURS Acting Brigadier General Held Behind German Line Says Mist Defeated the British Fifth Army Knocks Down Two Teuton Guards nd Then Makes his Way to English fj aitions. It wns the British Fifth army which let the Oermnns through toward Ami ens. I'm- 1 time the facts wen' some what obscure. Much new material has been collecled. and the authorities are now nble fnlrly ! TsUaJalj to rnotl struct Its opening stupes. One- of the most valuable atOliet is that supplied by 11 colonel, acting brigadier, who v.ns temporarily token prisoner nad hud the unique experience of watcb- ing the UeiluaS advance from the'Ger ninn side for n period of more tlinn six hours. Ueneral UOOgn, who wns In com mend of the Fifth nrmy, wns relieved of this command s nn unseccessfal general, but subsequent informnllon nbout the battle does not show that nny specific charges cun be brought ngalnst him. From the fiicts now known It Is n tnnls'nln:,', not that the Fifth army frilled to hold the Oermnns, but that they were nble to resist ns they did. The men fought like lions. Itenr guiirds died where Ihey stood to snve the rest of their comrades, nnd the retreat this nrmy iieeonipllslied hits been described ns n "miracle." Line Held Lightly in Men. For reasons which ore not disclosed the line of the Fifth nrmy was lightly held In men, hut stromrly In every artlfiea at modern defense. It wns the mechanical part of the defense which failed or, rather, wns neutralized at the crucial moment. It Is not pitfslble to go Into very great detail, but the most serious of the minor breaks which occurred nnd the one which developed Into the most menacing. VTM that In the neighbor hood of St. Quentin. It wns through HUa principally thai the Oeraiaa forces poured. A few divisions of local re serves were thrown in, but these were soon mopped up In the lighting with superior German forces. In the reports of the battle it will be noted that the reserves CUM to the rescue of the retreating Fifth army. This was tint a chance happening de cided upon lifter the battle began. The battle dispositions o. the allied armies provided general res rves for the Fifth army. In point of fact, these re an forceinetits were delayed in coming up, which makes the work done and the retrani of the Fifth army all the more remarkable. It wns between the break-through llntier ,,t SI. Ouentin by General Yon nnd the urrlvnl of re-enforcements tieit the nandesertpt forces of en gineers and laborers collected by Brig. !en. Bandentan Carey saved the line. Secret of German Success. The secret of the (kfMI SttCCeei against the Fifth army wus the ex traordinarily heuvy mist which devel oped on the morning of the strack, The British knew the attack was In preparation, and in anticipation of It had developed a most elaborate sys tem of traps and cross-fire 4range 1 1 it'll t si, which were considered stilll eteni to shatter any advance by the enemy. What perhaps the British did not know wns tl xuct moment when the attack would be delivered, and what the) could not foresee was the extraor dinary weather conditions which pre vailed. The Hrltlsh Hue of defense consisted first of all of a line of outposts; In side of this was the carefully sighted be tOC .one. nt the boundary of which was the line of resistanc e. What hap pened on the day of the attack was that the QeranHM effected a surprise by advancing right up to the outposts wit hop t being seen and by terrific weight of numbers rushed the buttle zone Iu winch ihe carefully planned cross-fire which was to wither up the enemy forces Could not be used to ef fect on iiccount of the blinding mist. The personal story of the sbove meiitloned brigadier who was captured temporarily by the aermans is prob ably oiie. of the most thrilling, of the Wii ' FINDS BROTHER DEAJ Soldier Hears Kin's Name Read at Military Burial. Was Acting as Pallbearer to Trooper Had Met the Day fore in Picardy.' Slain Be- With the American Army in France. I June S. One of the most pathetic lt I stances of the war, so Far km America, is concerned, occurred in a little cam etery to the Paatf of the I'iearily front VieeMly, when an American soldier acting ns pall-be Paf at the funeral of j several Americana, discovered Ills own .brother, Joseph Ash. mnong the dead. The brothers, members of different I compaalea, had met only the day be fore at the front. Joseph remained I I here and was leortnlly w ounded. y- lag oon afterward. Mis brother was ordered to the rear lines with a party of w oodchop; ,ers. The woodehoppers were Working near the cemetery nt the time of the funeral ami the chaplain asked Iksan to be pallbearers, in the midst o( the service the chaplain read the name of Joseph Ash. The brother, who stood with bared hand In the small grOttO of soldier mourners, reeled for ward, his eyes Sited with rears, anil ! exclaimed : "My brother; Oh, 111 v brother!" The chaplain, not iinderslandiiig. stepped up and placed his a I'M around the young man's shoulder, saying: "We tire all brothers, my boy." The soldier looked at the coffin ami shook his bend. "The Germans will pay for ySW blood, Joe," he salt), and then It was that the chaplain and the others around him inulerst I, and they led him nway. war. When the brigadier had watch ed for some time In admiration, ns he admits, the silent clockwork advance of the Germane he began to consider what a pity it was si such 11 crisis that an ahlc-hodic 1 man should remain ill forced idleness. He was being marched off by n couple of nietllum-slzed (!ermans, whom he banged an the head at a propitious moment. They nnd oth ers were up nnd after him In n mo ment. Hut he decided to make a dash for liberty. His eye at that mnineiit lit upon a biasing (lump which he made fori knowing tne Oernmni would not dare to follow. By good kseh the dump did not ex plode while he was near, and he sub sequently found his way back to his own fines. Interesting Announcements. Mr. and Mr... David Sinnclil' of .'-J7 RlveiidS H'ive, New York City atf the rec ipiruts of many cougrHiutatloa on the ariival of thtir first g- mdeMM, l '.eorge Lamar lor.es. horn May U till and the son ot r. and Mrs (leorgr Obie Jones o 373 West End Ave., New York Cll . Mrs Joins bt fore her marriage w. s Ml" ' ,!,-le M ;" l! ' Pl-ntl) remembered in Clovirpo 1 where sh fa merit ived with her jarents. o o o Mr. Snt! Mia. K. I.. McDonald, of Terrs ea Park, IanlsvUle nannaaceiha arrival of a litis baby boy who was born Mm 11. His grandparents, Mr. mil Mrs. Koscoe llavis, Lccust Hill, Kv., irs elated over this, iheir first grandchild sad hnvs received numerous c mgt atulittious. Returned From Texas. Mrs Brttse! Robertson, of (lien Deea who with her neice. Miss Blttota Robert son have returned from Texas where they were guests of Rev, I). It. Clapp and Mis Clapp lot foin weeks They were accompanied home by Rev, and Mrs Clapp'l three chililieu, Misses Mary anil Maltha Clapp and Robert Clapp. Commissioner's Notice. All persons having claim- against the estate ot the late I S Ileum deceased, will present same tu the undersigned Master Commissioner at his office iu the banners Hank Huildiiig, iu Hardinsburg, Kentucky, on or betoic the first day of July, ioiti. All claims must be proved as required by law. Lee Walls, Master Commissioner, Hreckinridge Circuit Court. Ever Grown u mmm in GERMANY ABUSED Clctiies and Shoos Taken From fJlen in West Prussia; Huts Unfit to Live In. C(MS VIA MOSCOW Cativs Lined Up for Hun Insults Stripped of Their Clothing, Pen nilcsa and Hungry Consul Visits Are Rare. Washington) June .'(. Fifty-seven disunities iii the American expedltlon nry forces were announced by the war rieia it meat, divided as follows: Three kilbil In action; six died of wounds; ten of disease; one killed in 1111 nir pl: ne accident: seventeen wounded severely; lift ell wounded slightly, and nine more reported ns missing in no tion. Villi the American Army In Prance, Tl ".A Rnashtn prisoner, who re - e. ntly made returned fn tu Qermnny. has 1 statement at Moscow, which Is now ::. he saw lllaMe here, to the effect that American prisoners of war in a creirp mi Tttehet, West Prussia, nnd th it they asked.hlu to let it be known thtlt they were being treated brutally. Tung men acted as pall be .rers Th prisoners said they trere btragry i Lwis Bennett Moremen, .lack Hoard nnd penniless, Wis ti (he American derived at the en:r. Recording to this nccnonst the f! mums removed nil their clothes, i Tb y were paetlcttlarty anxious o 1st the American's shoes. They told the prisoners they should net wear ear p 11 tl v - clothing nnd shoes while worl; Ing nnd that their property wonld be tfthi u care of until their return to Atn rlea. The Russlsn said, however, thai "every one knows Mail Unit moana." Tar? Vi-it3 Prcm Consul. A (nistil. the Rnealan was not sure whether he was a Swiss or n gpanlafd, vbdtsd the Camp, Cmnplalnl KSja made to him by th" Americans nbd lb"(r riot hps wire retttrned, but as th in- 'tl seldom visited the camp the f!er- rmum hnd opportunity to seacttes many Injinllcag. The RtjMgM Mid that eight Ameri cans who were en pt tired several 'Months ago reached the camp nt mM In, atitl being very hungry, askffd for heend. They were told bread was dis tributed n:'!y Iii the morning. They were'plneed ill a but with ItttSSlnSS af ter being forced to stand In 11 sipiare, where flermans were given nn oppor tunity to Insult them. Huts Unfit for Habitation. The huts in which the AineiieiinV are HvtaC the Russian said, are damp, cold and unfit for habitation. Some of the Americans became in. Two of them were In a hospital. They had an opportunity there to talk wi'h the Hus slan and It wus through them that he hiitl obtained Information on which his statement Is based. Aged Man Departed This Lite. Alleu Tucker, an old citizen of this community did St his home near town S intiay uf 1, of tuberculosis nttl e a.se of Sj ear.. He was !i r i In Bresb. Inride couoiv An:. 1, iSjJi llele.tvs a vvjfe a"d fvo -I iught rs, Mrs Oorgt'a Ann Tnttker and Mrs lames Baedei . He W s buried it the old home vrav.-- yanl on A. W. Galloway's farm. The funeral was DO ad acted by kev. W. L. Baker. Notice. The mad route from Clover port to PfgS llanc ck county his baeu discon tlancd. No one at Freo would agree to act as postmaster. Ice Cream and Box Supper. There will be an icecream and box supper, at the Skillman school house, on Saturday niht June S for the bane lit of the Skillman brauch of the lied Cross. Skillman has earned a raputa tior. in the pant entei tainmeuts If TQttd to no community and this one will be one of her bsel. Every one l invitsd to corns out belp in a worthy csuss, spend a pleeant svening snd renew lbs liner aaotimenli of mankind. There will be piss snd pies for sale, meet your friends thers. in The County GIRL DIES Of Tuberculosis. Miss Ethel bert Thomas of Irvington 18 Years Old. Had a Host of Friends. Irvington. Ky. Miss Elisabeth ot Mr. and Mrs. May 37. (Special) Thomas, daughter I'om Thomas, died last Wednesday afternnoa after a lin gering illness of tuberculosis. Miss Thomai was only eighteen years of age. was an unusually bright girl and was a patient suffc re r. Death w us not unexpected hut the bereaved par ents arc almost prostrated with grid'. She professed faith in Christ about two years ago. Her death brings anguish to many hearts. The reaper has called, the idol is gone and only MeSSCj memories of her beauti ful young liic remains to her loved ones. The funeral -ci vicc was con- ! ducted at the Cnmherfead Presby I terian Church, Thursday afternoon, fat 4 o'clock. Kev. K. L. Brufoctiaa ! had charge of the solemn ceremony. I xhm .- ,t.. ,( ...t,h ...... and covered with a prolusion of beautiful flowers, offerings oi rel 1 tivCI and friends. The foil iwi'lg Don Lyddan, Ivnssdl Ashcraft, Will- hun Henry Cowley and Will e Cain. Imnrediatiiy fstsrward in line came eight young jrirls, schoolmates of Miss Thomas: Evelyn Brimlette, Lorena Reeves, Veil firamlctte, Kuby Haynes Hook. Virginia Head, Klia beth Handy. Nt lie Adkins and Klia betfl Hook. The interment took place at Cedar Hill cemetery. We extend heartfelt Sympathy to the bereaved ones. DROPS DEAD WHILE TENDING M GARDEN Mrs. Lodie Thompson Age 71 Called Home Thursday Morn ing. Burial in Cloverporl . emetery Mis. I,oi!ie Thompson, who was 71 tsars of afcc list beptember and it ipparsnUV good Health, without warn Illy was called to answer Ihe tiual sum ne lis Tbttrsdaj morning while she w.-. doing seme work in her garden. Mrs. Thompson lived near this city with kef daughter, Mrs. Hcrnand who found her mo. her dead, iiug on her back with her arms over her head. The funeral was held Friday uiorntQK anil Ihe interment loos place iu th Cloverporl cemetery. The dtceasel is survived by daughters, Mr.,. Her nnd and twt Miss cKatiuie Thompson. Administrator's Notice. Ail persons Having claims againit the estate of B. A. hittinghilt, de ceased, will please tile same with me as administratrix, at tilen Dean, Ky.. and all persona knowing themselves to be indebted to said estate will please call ami s, ttle -atne. Coral R. Whittinghill, Admx Glen Dean, Ky Beavin Newman. Announcement is made of the marri age of Mis Trc.icv lleaviu and Mr Rich aril Newiuiiu, of Mattiuglv, Ky., wh were married at the Catholic church, el Meyumly on May iS Important Notice County Food Admiiisti tt,,i , R. p, . Cotuploti announces ih.it ever l.uilily .1 ' llreckenridge cnuiit) w ho now lias Uloi. than a thirty days supply of wheat tloi on hands, should see then Postmaster imincdiittely ami get a copy of the "Flour Pledge," which has lieen appsai I lhia ccrtiUcalr must be kigned sad re turned to Mr. Compters st ones.