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Systematic Stripping of Industry
Before the Day of Reckoning.
Even Officials Responsible to Kaiser
Government Forced by Public to
Give Voice to Emphatic
Amsterdam. Ji-riimn rnrpetbmrgprs
are SfUffUSSNSSJ Alsico to grub nil
property roiiliM alod liy IBS state un
der various pietexts. Indignation
among tlie people Is artSSSpf I, and
even officials responsible lo Hie kai
ser's government lire forced hy public
opinion to give voice to emphatic pfO"
Alsace Is a great Industrial center
and one of Its principal Industries
Is the niiiniifHinre at textiles. Most
of the textile factories In Alsace wore
taken over hy Hie stnte ns n war MM1
ure. As some of the stockholders were
Frenchmen, the mills, it WM iiir 1 I.
were partly enemy alien property. So
the state took ehnrge of ttie mills and
prepared to liquidate them. Tills liqui
dation was Carried out recently.
Alsatian PualSaSI men ami capital
ists hud formed a corhruliun to buy
the mills in an c(Tort to keep them in
Alsatian hands. Bun city administra
tions, Me h as the municipality of
Muhlhiiuson, wle re a number of fac
tories are situated, bought stock in
this corporation. The name of the
corporation is the United Alsatian Tex
tile Factories.
Forbidden by Berlin.
I!ut It was decided in Merlin that the
Alsatians should not lie allowed to buy
What was practically their own. An
other concern, ailed the DlelChHWlCf
group, was nan nccennfnL Tin ir
hid for the property was accented by
the government, while the ilea flail of
fer was rejected. Ii was ai unced
the rleieIiroed r hid was preferred be
ansae It accepted state supervision as I
one of the conditions of the sale. Huron
von Stein, undersecretary of slate. In
defending Ihe gov.-nment's action he
pare the main committee of the relens
tng, said tin- ISIeichroodor group bad
offered u million marks more than the
nlnallan eerporattao, Beeldea, the Al
satians had refused to subscribe to the
c iiiditions, including stute. supervision
of tnanagemeut.
Oanetematlen ami indignation
natgned at the meeting of the city
council of ntaklhawan when the gov
ernment's decision was made known
hy Mayor Eopfei. lie said not only
had the offer of the Alsatian corpora
lion, of which the city of Muhlhauaea
Itself was a component part, been re
jected hy the linvcinnient, hut he also
hail been Informed on goml authority
all Ihe other Alsatian factories to be
Liquidated would be sold to "old-German"
concerns beyond the Ulnae.
Ruthlessness Condemned.
This attempt to Germanize Alsace
hy ruthless industrial meihods was
condemned by several members of the
city council. Councillor F.mmel de
nounced us a suhterfug" the statement
of Undersecretary TOO Stein, who had
suiil the ltlci hroed t offer had been
accepted because it was the more
favorable once. The speaker saw in
the government's action a systeniaiic
elTort In lake Alsatian property away
from Alsatians.
The Mleii hioeder group, the success
ful bidder, is bended by the hanking
house of Mleictii ef in Merlin. The
original Blelchroeder was Prince Bls
man k s Bannrial man ami Ma Set IS
are still in Control of the banking
house, old BMcsroedjer was not very
scruiulous in his linancial methods,
hut this diil not prevent Mismarck
from conferring the title of nobility
upon his moneymaker. This was one
af the greatest Jokes perpetrated by j
However, Ma i on Mleichroeder's heirs
are still barons and their influence in
the highest circles is still formidable.
It seems tliey had little trouble In ob
taining the Alsatian properties at fav
orable terms favorable to themselves,
for to them state supervision menus
Supervision by friends.
Cincinnati. The first run
it i.l, liv iln "ens in i k mioiuiI"
of tile local fire depnrlinent was
in response to au explosion in
an ice plant. The firemen used
their gas masks In locating a
leuk in au auimonlu pipe.
only had Hie fumes lllled the) J
plant, making It impossible tor r
anyone to .stay in the building J
without a gas musk, but pa-
Irons in a drug store across the 5
street had to get out lulo the
open sir.
Girls to Oo Farm Work.
I .os Angeles, ('si. Au army of 1,889
Sigh-school girls of this city huve vol
unteered to harvest crops und will be
ready for call by the Woman's Land
Army of America sfter June 21, when
the local schools close. Hy that time
tho high school farmerettes expect to
Save at least &IMO Is their ranks.
Most Crops Will Not Thrive if
Planted in Sharhd Spot.
Fair Amount of Sunshine Is Essential
to Beans, Tomatoes, Beets, Peas,
Corn and Carrots Avoid
North Side of House.
(Prepared by the United Stntes Depart
ment of Attrlculture.)
Most garden vegetable! win not
make n satisfactory growth where
tbey are shaded during even n part n(
the day. It Is extremely difficult U,
find apace In the city back yard when
there Is not scaue shade at least a por
tion of the daylight hours. Such plant
as lettuce, onions and plants ISJSSi IS1
their leaves can SO grown in consider
i MO shade, but beans, tomatoes, SOOtS
Cive the Garden a ' Place in the Sun."
pens, corn nnd CSITOta must have a fiilr
amount of sunshine if they ure to
mount to anything.
It would I I !. omi M of costiy seeds
i" pi. nt Wool garden crops on the
nortl side of the house or near a high
i rd fence that would en"i I noil j
shut out the sunlight. Those who enn
i: l j t.i vid a nasi of ground In the
sunshine nre advised to coniitie their
l" rdonfng to the few crops that will
make a fair growth in partial shnde.
Change of One Varieiy to Another May
Be Done by Shield Budding or
by Grafting.
(Prepared hy the United Plates Depart
ment of ..,:, ulture.)
Sometimes if is desirable to chnngp
the fop of a peach tree from one va
riety to another, A grower may find
alter his orchard begins to bear that
lie has a larger number of trees of
some variety than lie wants; a Modi
of trees may prove to he some other
variety than the one ordered; or,
for some oilier reason, a variety Is not
well adapted to the needs of the own
er. In BSCS cases lie may top-wnri: the
tr. e either hy budding or by grafting
to a desirable variety.
The ordinary met bod of shield hud
ding is most commonly used for this
purpose. If the tree lo be top-worked
is not more than two or three years
obi It is usually practicable to Insert
Ihe buds directly into the main limbs
well down toward Ihe point where
they leave the trunk.
If the lice to be top-budded hns
reached the ago when the bark on the
mala limb has become too thick and
(inn to be manipulated readily for bud
ding, it is necessary first to head It
bnch somewhat, as when ihe top is to
be replaced with new growth of the
aamn variety, and biter insert buds
on the new brunches that develop
after the tree has been dcheaded.
When this course Is followed the buds
should he Inserted In the new gTOWtll
as near the trunk ns is practicable,
in order to have as large a portion of
the top as possible of Ihe new variety.
Tills is also desirable on account of
the subsequent management of the
Top-working Is sometimes done hy
graft lag instead of budding, the or
dinary cleft graft being generally
used. However, budding Is to be pre
ferred, especially as the wounds made
In grafting do not heal readily In the
case of the peach, though when SfUf
rly done the union of stock and
scion is generally strong enough to
make a fairly serviceable tree. Mut
trouble resulting from difficulties In
the healing of Hie wound are likely
to occur.
Weighs More Thsn Other Breeds, De
velops Rapidly end Quality of
Meat Is Excellent
(I'm pai i'U hy the fit oil si.ites Depart
meat of Agriculture.)
The Helglun hare is one of the best
rubhlts for table use. It weighs i e
than most breed, develops rapidly
and the iplllllly of the meat is superior
to all the others. The Flemish -unit
Is a Belgian hare bred exclusively for
large size, with the result that the
meat I coarser and less delicate In
flavor. These characteristic)! are con
sidered by some persons as desirable,
but this is largely a matter of individ
ual teste.
' vfnsn
American Red Cross In Paris
Quickly Answers Emer
gency Call.
No Bitterness, No Complaint, No Des
pair Among People, Many cf
Whom Were Refugees for Sec
ond and Third Time.
Paris. "A thousand refugees fri:,.
the east of Amiens will pass thlTOSj
Acheres at seven o'clock tonight.
They will not huve had any supp: r.
some of them may not have had nn
lunch. There Is no food there und no
facilities for feeding them. Can you
help us?"
That was the telephone MBSSfJI
from the French minister of IBS In
terior which came to the American
Rod Cross at SOOO one day during the
OoVSsSa drive on Amiens, and the an
swer was "Yes. Emergency mes
sages arc no surprise to us these days."
The food was ordered out sf t'c
wan houses mid a score of vol;: ' i If
rounded up.
They started nt six o'clock the same
evening. One five-ton trurl; loaded
with tinned beef and condensed mil!-,
Iil's. prunes, chocolate and heaps of
lime loaves of war bread; two car
loads of midnight volunteers, stenog
raphers, bur.au chiefs, driver; ai.d
canteen workers set out on their way
,o bring help to the homeless refu-
Tbey rolled out through (he rev!
(lentis! district of Paris, out past the
rorfiflcatlons, humped thFOOgn grimy
factory suburb 1 nnd on into the open
country where the level plains stretch
off into Infinite distance, broken only
by interminable rows of slim pop
Then soil, 'only without warning,
lht re? emerged from the forest Into a
black smudge of railway trucks, cin
ders, flat-cars, passenger cars, shed'-,
platforms, warehouses, cranes
Acheres. It was the Junction point,
wbere the thousands of refugees wine
to sion for half an hour.
Saluted With One Arm.
Lieutenant M met us there, sa
luted BtMRy with his one arm, and did
the honors of the station. A group of
WOSry, muddy "pernilsslonaires," most
of (hem over forty, just back from
the CbnStpngM front, were routed out
to help us establish our tables on Ihe
cinders between the trucks, and pile
the food where it could conveniently
be passed into the train.
They unloaded bread. scraped
cheese, epeaed tins of "bully beef,"
knocked the tops off the boxes of figs
nnd prunCS am! made plans to feed a
thousand people in half an hour, llu.1
I omewhere off in Ihe silent country
the train, pscksd full of exiles, was
-landing on ti side track. It was after
two in the morning when the ion;,
train with Its M carriages filled wit i
refugees came into Acheres.
A few windows were opened ; tired
faces looked out and voices asked, US'
interestedly, "Where are we?" nnd
were surprised to he told that they
were near Paris. The train was on
ils way, they said to Tulle in the Cor
rSUa department, in the south oi
"Will they treat us well there?" an
old woman asked and they. In the full
ness of their Ignorance, not daring to
say otherwise, answered "Yes."
It was a short half hour. They
ISIlled them bread, they rilled the old
w Oman's apron with figs and prunes,
they gave milk to the children, ment
to fhe old men, cheese to everybody.
They absorbed cakes of sweet choco
late In a rapid and mysterious man
ner. Some of l hem were the much he
pottl posted women of Plcardy and
some were grizzled old farmers. Oth
ers were city folk, obviously not used
to third class travel. There were fam
alies of three generations huddled to
gether on their way somewhere.
Home clutched precious umbrellas,
some carried bird cages, some alarm
clocks. Some of them had (logs, some
had cats. But the pathos of it all
was not on the surface. Some of them
quietly told that they were refugees
for the second and third time and
laughed and Joked when they woke up.
There was no bitterness, no com
plaint, no despair.
Bread Pile Fell Away.
The huge pile of bread fell away,
the fig boxes were emptied, the tins
were all bunded into the trains. The
engine shrieked a shrill French whis
tle and the train pulled away. The
rescuers were in the silence of the
night. One of many thousands of ref
ugees hud hud one dreury midnight
SsSsI fur from hOUM one lonely meal
out of- hundreds, perhaps thousands,
before them.
A train load of wounded from the
front Joggled In ten minutes Inter. 'I he
men nurses carried water through ihe
carriages swiftly and silently. Then
the Americans bunded out the rem
nants of their stores of figs anu tho
train slipped away again. Mehlud them
could be heard the dull booming of the
harruge guns about Paris, and the vis
itors knew that another air raid was
on. They waited until the harruge
stopped, theu they headed back
through the defenses ot the capital.
There was a faint light as they rode
back through the forest. They could
see clumps of yellow daffodils utterly
oblivions of war.
Prominent Western Minister Tclii
of Religious Activities Within
Sound of Hun Guns.
The Rev. RnbSfl Freeman. P. D. of
I'asademi, CM, "ii" of tile best-known
ministers of the West, Is In France as
a secretary to the V. M. C. A. Here's
what he has to say of religion within
sound of the German guns, where Isms
merge into helpfulness, and creeds
don't count so much as being kind:
"You cun get uny opinion you want
on tho religious work of the Y. M. 0.
A. In France.
"It Is overdone. It Is underdone. It
isn't done nt all; It Is narrow, it Is
bigoted, it Ih too generously broad; It
Is stiff, It is highty-tighty, it Isn't child
like; there is no singing worth spenk
lUg I ', and why d in t you luive some
thing besides hymns? And uny one of
tlase opinions call he defended, first
by the character of the person voicing
It, and, second, hy faferonca to the
place visited hy the critics.
"Bug here's a little Incident that
happened the other day which tells
fhe whole story of the religious work
of the Y. M. C. A. In France;
"An American lad with nerves shat
tered hy what he had seen at the
front, was going out of Ids mind. He
had had fhe experience before, und
was In an agony of anticipation. lie
was a Catholic, and, ns such, most an
HMH to confess. He could not speak
French and the only available priest
could not speak English,
"Ts there nsyoM he,- who can
speak French?' inquired the priest.
"The Y. M. C. A. woman running
tile hotel knew the language. So the
three retired in'o a quiet room, nnd Ihe
American soldier confessed his sins,
through a Prop stunt womnn to a Cath
olic priest. In u Y. Hi C. A. hut In
1 lance."
ltepresentative and Airs. Medlll Mc
Cormick of Chicago. Mr. McConnlck
Is representative at large from Illi
nois and a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for United Stntes
senator to succeed Senutor J. Hum
Lewis, whose fertn expires March 4,
li)l!). Mrs. McConnlck wus Ruth
llunna. daughter of the late Senutor
Mark Ilanmi. She Is one of the lead
ers In the girl scout movement.
State Factory Output Checked by Lack
of Materials.
Tho state suusuge factory Is boom
ing, the entire product at present finds
Its way to the east end of London, hut
at present the factory Is sble to supply
hut part of the demand for Its product-;.
At the ministry of food It is denied
thut other fuctorles will be opened
shortly. Luck of rmv material is given
as the reason.
Ground His Finger Tips.
Curl Heurich Low, an enemy alien
urrested ut Montpelier, Vt., some
mouths ago, charged with making pro
Uerman utteruuees to members of u lo
cal exemption hoard, was sent to At
lanta, Ju., for Internment for the dur
ation of the war. Low wus paroled af
ter bis arrest, hut was tuken Into cus
tody again later when It wus discov
ered that he had ground the tips of his
fingers on au emery wheel In uu effort
to avoid having linger prints taken
when he was called upou to register,
Washington authorities immediately or
dered his Internment.
Dan Proves Loyalty.
Litchfield, III. Is Dan Darnla, a coal
miner of lllllsboro, disloyal? Listen!
When Homebody said he was, this Is
whut he did :
Walked Into the sheriff's office, asked
for a flag, kissed It fervently, went to
the Red Cross headquarters, bought s
membership for his entire family, pro
ceeded to a drug store and bought an
American flag, took It home and hung
It over the front door.
National and Local
Meat Business
The meat business of the
country is conducted by various
By small slaughter-houses
in villages
By local Abattoirs or small
Packing Houses in towns
Using only a part of the
local live stock supply
Furnishing only a part of
the local demand for meat.
These slaughtering and distributing
agencies fill a well denned but neces
sarily restricted place in the distribu
tion of the products of live stock.
But only packers like Swift &
Company, organized on a national
scale, are able to undertake the ser
vice that is more vitally important,
An Obligation to the Producer
To purchase for spot cash all the
live stock the producer may send
to market for slaughter.
An Obligation to the Consumer
To make available to every con
sumer, everywhere, in season and
out, the full supply and variety of
meat products, of the highest
standard that the market affords.
Year Book of interesting and
instructive facts sent on request.
Address Swift & Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
A thousand people look at your face
while one glances at your feet yet
you spend money to keep your shoes
in condition and neglect your face.
RED CROSS Shaving Lotion (tha
after-shaving luxury), makes old faces
look young and keeps all faces In the
pink of condition. This and other RED
CROSS toilet articles sold only by
A. R. Fisher, Cloverport, Ky.
Mr. aud Mrs. Ernest Kroush, Lodi
burg spent the week end with Mr. und
Mrs. Mack (.ashman.
Messrs Sum and Carlton Ater vere
called to Amnions last week on ac
count of the serious illness of Sam
Mr. and Mrs. Heurv Cashman were
inImnglononed.lv last week. They
took in the Second Red Cross War
Fund money collected in tins scnool
district which amounted to about $i20
Most all the district contributed to this
worthy cause.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Chisrn and son,
Andrew spent the week end with rela
tives ut Brandenburg.
Miss Lannie Ater is with her sister,
Mrs Sam Kobbins of Amnions.
Owen Uassett, one of our home boys
who is with the colors stationed at Ft.
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., writes he is
getting along O. K.
Miss (.race Kroush, Lodiburg and
Harlan Cashman of this place were
married at the home of Mr and Mrs.
W. N. Head, Suturduv evening June l
by Rev. J. B. Hutcherson of Klizabeth
town in the presense of a few near
Miss Ethel Kroush sister, and Walter
Cashmun and Miss Leo Cashman, sister
of the groom and Elbert John .en were
the attendants. The bride was very
beautifully gowned in white voile while
the groom wore blue serge. They lett
immediately after the ceremony for
the home of the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Cashman where tbey
will stay for a short time ti en they will
move on his farm. May theirs be a
long happy and prosperous future, i
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Good Colored Man Dead.
Irvington, Ky. June i. (Special)
Rev. Essie Robertson, (colored) was
born Julv 16, IS44 died June 2, fOlS
making him "3 years 10 months and 16
; days of uge.
j He had been complying more or less
for about six years being a sufferer cf
acute indigestion but he had only been
in bed for two week's Fridayand during
these two week's he had been unable to
speak a single word.
For the last eight days during his
illness he would satj he was ready to
die and was just waiting on the Lord
the last song that he sung was "I am
going Home to die no more."
He professed religion long before
freedom and has ever since been a
faithful christian.
He had been married v. years and
he and his wife were the first colored
people to secure license in this county
after freedom, to this union were born
six child ren of this number three are
living to day. He has been a loving
father and husband and was always
ready to do what ever he could to add
to the comfort and happiness of his
On finding that his health and physi
cal strength was failing him he said
that he was perfectly wilUp- JUlturn all
his affairs over to his wKt they
had worked side by sideB Bi ruber
of years but now as he hat a.H to be
the weaker of the two he vaat (,lut to
be guided by the hand of alowife
who had proved to be SO ru:
and kind fur so many veal
I'eivcn niu ill ihiimij nun uuo en
or mm until nis worn nere ou
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ui ici.iiives t u 1 h iiiv 111 111 inr
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Muv 10 null an. 1 s ot Mr
..11 Olivers ut titus. Hucksters, sto
keepers, dealers, etc , will be lie
tiou Law. This is done in order thSK
the blame for the losses in eggs may
be laid upon the person responsibly
for them.

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