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The following letter from France,
written by Private Oliver Hazlerigg,
of Paris, has been handef THE
NEWS with a request for its publi
cation. Before his induction into
the service of Uncle Sam, Private
Hazlerigg resided on High street be
tween Twelfth and Thirteenth, and
is well-known here. The letter follows:
"Wormhaudt, France, Sunday Eve.,
"December 29, 1918."
"Having -arrived on the Western
front on August 3, 1918, known as
AlsaceLoraine, we began our first
work as ammunition slingers, and
sling it we certainly did. I was a
driver, so I did not sling any of it.
Every truck had three men, driver,
assistant driver and rear guard. We
worked on the Lorajni front for
about six weeks, encamped in a for
est about three-quarters of a mile
from a neat little town called Bac
carat. This towr. had been shelled
at one time during the war, but was
not seriously damaged.
"We went from there to the fa
mous old Verdun battlefront. It
must have been the most horrible
of the whole war. We saw some ex
citement there, many -dying and
wounded Yankees, bad roads, muddy,
slippery and hard to get trucks load
ed with ammunition over them,
working at nights to avoid sight of
the enemy made it all the harder,
because we couldn't see what we
did. 2nd it was very dangerous at
-times going along under heavy en
lemy shell, fire and gas, and the
"night hawks" "(enepiy aeroplanes)
bombing our lines, machine guns
"pingpinging" all the time, our boys
lying here and there, heads mangled,
legs off, bodies blown away, groan
ing and dying, surely did )nake-it a
scene of horror.
"After a few weeks of this horrid'
warfare and successful drive, we
were ordered to the St, Mihiel sail
eHt, where it was not so rushing on
us. We only remaned there a short
time, and then went to a town back
from the lines called Foug, remain
ing there over night and getting a
Day-day. We then took our auto
trucks and turned them in at Toul,
mrt mi trained for the Flanders front
in Belgium, riding a couple of days
in. box cars, and arrived at a rail
road and ration dump in No Man's
Land, the latter part of October. As
we were not drawing trucks any
more, we had to hike to the front
or -orr-A attacned to a truus. uwii
been supplanted by the great whir
ring bird, the aeroplane.
"Since the, fairy prince, 'Uncle
Sam,' has made it possible for many
of uf to visft strange lands and
stranger places, I, too, decided to
visit 'Evergreen," near Baltimore,
where our dear returned blind sol
diers arer being helped to become the
same .normal useful men they were
before the scourge of war and pesti
lence swept over the world. To de
cide' is to act, and, shutting off the
motor,jmy winged servant settled
lightly and easily upon the grounds
of Military Hospital No. 7.
"I am at once in the midst of va
rious recreational and reconstruc
tional work. This is the hour for
bowling, and hlmid laughter and
this army, life takes the kinks out of
fellow. ad if there is anything of
Ithe 'sissy' in his make-up, he loses
it after he has been through the mill
in the army. I am glad I have had
my share of the experience, and am
sorry for the goody-goody boys who
were too soft to get into the service.
I would not take anything now for
my experience. I am in the best of
health and certainly' feeling very
fine, and hope to . continue so all
through the journey of life after I
get out of the service.
"I would like to send you a nice
lot of souvenirs, as they are easy, to
get, but moving from place to place
so often, can't carry thetai with us
lone enough. Such things as Ger
man heljmets, bayonets, and other
things. We have such a load of bag
gage to carry with us that we could
note-afford to burden ourselves with
souvenirs. It's about all a fellow
can do to carry his eighty-five pound
army outfit and get along with it
comfortably. I think the outfit we
carry in this Engineers' Corps, must
weigh at least 185 pounds for it
feels, that way some time when I am
out on the hike with the bunch. Still
I am fat, weigh about 150 pounds,
and have never had a sick day since
the end, andI guess I had-better
close. Hoping to hea'r ;frdn nil of
you soon, and to get a chance soon to
cpne back to the good old U. S. A!, I
am, -
"to:: ::::."',
"George M. Frakes,
"Co. P., 5th Bn., 2 2d Engineers,
"American E. F., France'."
good-natured competition; two, en-j jyg Deen jn the service, so there
is nothing for me to complain or, ex
cept a touch of the 'I-want-to-come-home'
fever once in a while.
"Veil,' that candle is about burn
ed out, and my paper is also close to
tirely blind, are mailing 82, 84, 115
and 140 points. The man setting up
the pins having two-thirds the sight
of one eye.
"Next are the Braills ooms, where
men read as truly -and as quickly
with a series of raised "dots as they
formerly did "with the eye.
The click of typewriters caused me
to pause, and going inside, I find the
boys answering their letters, business
vas well as social, and without any
mistaKes. as many as worus per
pninute being written by the more
"The class in book-binding is an
advanced one, and many beautifully
bound books are here displayed, the
result of the work of the wholly
blind. '
."There is the piano-tuning room
with the blind instructor; the man
ual training room, the most popular
room and the most needed of all
work. Here are baskets, pink, blue,
green, brown, and grey waSJe bas
kets, flower baskets, work and scrap
baskets, serving trays, jardinieres,
hammocks, fringed, tassled and beau
tifully, made. They will last a life
time. Hand woven rugs, hand-caned
chairs, settees and ottief furniture.
And here our boys, blind, are at
work upon these various articles,
whistling, singing.joking and mak
ing their way to tHe various parts of
the room, to get their own materials
and selecting the different v grades
and numbers.
"If there is a picture in your
mind of 'poor blind boys," discon
tented, weary and tired, get rid of
it. -Truly, as Sir Arthur Pearson
says, "W6 are not blind, but normal
men who see through, tne nerves oi
cannot reach the seat or the disease.
Catarrh is a local disease, greatly in
fluenced by constitutional conditions,
and in order to cure it you must take
an internal remedy. Hall's Catarrh
Medicine is taken internally and acts
through the blood on the mupous sur
faces of the system. Hall's Catarrh
Medicine was prescribed by one of the
best physicians in, this country for
years. It is cojmposed of some of
the best tonics known,combined with
some of the best blood purifiers. The
perfect combination of the in
gredients in Hall's Catarrh Medicine
is what produces such wonderful re
sults in catarrhal conditions. Send
for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., '.
Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Fapnily Pills for constipa
tion. (adv)
NoTndigestion! Stomach Feels Fine!
. No Acidity, Gas, Souring, Dyspepsia
Belching gas, food souring in
stomach, lumps of pain from indi
gestion and all distress from, an
upset stomach stops instantly, yes !
At once!
No more stomach-headache.
Neve? any indigestion pain.
Pape's Diapepsin not only re
lieves bad stomachs but it strength-
c. weak stoimchs. bplendicli
Costs little Any cirug btore.
Personally we have traveled a
hundred miles "West and fully as far
East, but never yet have we encoun
tered a man manicurist.
Virtue is its own reward. The
black sheep of the falnily generally
insists upon having spring lamb.
Speaking of economics, what Je
your opinion of the striver who
bankrupts himself to prove he'a
A woman is a conundrujm, and yet
a man .never seems to want to give
her up. v
V5 1bA
for the remainder of the war. j the fingers instead of the nerves of
tvo-ntr t'
v j . i...v v.rt
"We saw some nerce panics ueic,
too The level country made it more
onvenient for the Gertnan machine
gunners to get a whack at us. The
v boys had no trenches to crawl into.
so it was open warfare most of the
time The German machine gunners
would just mow down the Yanks
like weeds, but all the same the
, drive continued, with Old Glory m
the lead, and it still leads.
""We had hard work hauling am
munition here, but finally the long-
inb-vl for time came, wuc-u., . -
trio ivp ' And so tnev ao ana so
they want others to know that they
"There is a class in English, where
a real black-board is used, and as
the instructor writes, he spells each
letter aloud. As he reads 'Knoyl
edege is Power," they see the picture
mentally. The one command is
'See, See, See,' (never feel), get a
picture. Itmay not be an absolutely
accurate one, but it is his picture, it
it something seen. -
"As I listen I hear, 'we want none
The Independent Tobacco, Warehouse Co.
of Paris, Kentucky
inhday of November Germany sur- ?f this sympathy stuff . Tell evry
rendered. The roaring, howiiub
barking of the big guns, whistling
shells gas bombs and machine gun
bullets ceased, and from that on it
seemed that every day was Sunday.
Then we began already to think
about coming back to America, but
ire spent Thanksgiving Day at Wiels
bekeTin Belgium, and Christmas Day
in Wormhaudt, France. There was
a rumor continually bobbing up
afrout us going back home, then
again we would Hear that we were
destined to remain for possibly two
years longer. What awful rumors
Suigain such wide circulation! But
wT think now that it will be juat a
Sitter of time or transportation as
STwlien we sail for the good old
We soldlThursday, February 13, 1919, a floor of 79,590 pounds of tobacco for 59,17U5t a floor
average of $74.36. The baskeTs sold at from $22.50 to $150 per one hundred VT
cLke Wells & Mitchell, of 2,325 pounds, sold by baskets as follows: 250 pounds at 76 cents, 235
pounds at 80 cents, 70 pounds at 83 cents, 210 pound, at 85 cents, 90 pounds at 85 cents 40 unds at
at 85 cM00 pounds at 84 cents, 100 pounds at 83 cents, 190 pounds at 84 cents, 165 pounds at 89 ,
cents, 105 pounds at 84 cens, 105 pounds at 87 cents, 75 pounds at 81 cents, 245 pound, at 81 cents .
and345'poundsat81 cents. Average, $82.44.
Wewere on four different fronts
during the three and one-half months
o? acUve service, and were cited in
zanders twice? We are entitled to
a star for having been cited on five
fronts Maj.-Gen. Farnswortn
'gve the Thirty-seventh Division
Ignition Train W.the
tTbravery shown by them in tne
etc Whai il u w rVv v.bW
vv VonlrPA
mna -hiw on tne run- -"c "r .
XUU.J""- .i J
7& it. tUlU i
i flier. No
body to cut it out. We are going to
do things, and be men just as we ever
were They dance and play and
work and walk. Overhead is the
blue of the sky, and the sun shining.
Around are wonderful old trees and
formal gardens, and lawns and flow
ers And in the trees are birds and
on the lake are snow-white swans.
Blue-gowned, white aproned recon
struction aides, scarlet-caped 'Red
Cross nurses and strong, valiant pnen
are here to teach the boys to forget
the hate and horror or war, auu w
romeinber the love and goodness of
Godr and man; iwnen guiueu uj t
as loving and kind. And as I Blowly
and reflectively guide toy steps to:
word my bird of passage, I utter a
prayer of gratuitude for all the loye
and goodness that is yet in the world
and what it is meaning to these men
who wiirgo out not the poor blind
seller of shoe laces, the tin-cup beg
ffer- but strong determined, useful,
able-bodied men, 'Who arenot blind
but who see through nerves of a dif
ferent medium than the eye,-and I
realize the truth of an oft repeated
statement, 'Sight is not of the eye,
but of the mind.:' ;
A MODERN viSiU&iMuuxu.
all dead yet, either. med
however great, "" "r .-,
die with Uncle
Sam any pm"-
we want to see now "" -,
-Private Oliver K. Hazlerigg,
Inmbus ACUViuw,
Dunkirk, a"o7tht official
one of the pages a c rXrrill and
order from Gen. Dm T. werri
Chief of SUff. reSat!ons to the
FarBBworth'a XSlSiit con
37th Division for its olu
duct under fire.
. iitfr from.
The ioiujwt
unnR tvuiA
charming yoiwis r7 "f1lo re-educa-doing
splendid work wJ
tion and reBwr-.--,, tfEWS
lOllOWUifi -- wm is
pans wuuiau.
tne re-eu
of blind
v - - ,; :. 'va rJ
diere, IB W-our people
frcpi a desire w "r' t help our
what TJncte Sam is dgtaS to n p
disabled soldiers. x - people,
man, well-known W P v
should her nne fh!S!S plume
her identity under the ', Her
of "A Modern Cmaereiw.
' message, splendidly told will .gg
s the Properconcption of now
-wards of H?iCleTTfirGeraoSpiUl
acre of in the V. , S. Cwnenu uful
No. 7, near, Baltimore, m a oe
rf&ce call Roland Park. ,
The following letter was received
' j Arc oo Tnr Mrs. . Carrie '.
a tew uoj'i3 fcjv "j -
Stone, of Paris, from ner son, uuis
M. (Tommie) Fraktss, who is in
France with the American Expeditionary-Forces.
The letter, which
was written under date of January
17, follows:
"Chambley, France, Jan. 17.
"Dear Mother: Received ypur let
ter to-day. January iy awaaJ,'
fcainly glad to heaf from, the good
otd U. S. A. again I am now
right up n the German border, at
Shambley. France. It .h on he St
MihiePfront, and, like .all the rest
of the towns around, it is all shot to
Pieces. It looks like our next move
SSfte to Gertnany. for it doesn't
took like we will get back to the
ifL., QfoP before the last of
March or the nrst of April, or even
later than that. . . .There is a lot to
l"eJJErilra vet in readjustment
work and that will, of course, re
quire the presence of a large nujmber
f? dot know whether you can
read this letter or not, for the boys
w bunkWes, are making so much
Xc that I can hardly hear myself
noise max "" . . tolt nf hnme
. . a- o-nrt nr rjULibc. . mi'
Other crops sold as follows: ,- . ' - . Pouds
,. ... ' .i. - - 1J95
Ardery & Brady- ,t 3 5
Thomason, Burris & Faulkner -- . - . 2080
Hutchcraft & Hill 2120
Wright & Hill . , 7I"""I --2,890
Kenney Whalen 3 655
Jones & Hatfield : r 7 II 3125
Mclntyre & Towey n . '-- " 2"" "2-775
,Ardery& Gay..-- """ Il615
Qark,& Young i 735
Harding, Myers & Powers - "6,695
Rice & Johnson -1-- 7 5395
Will Stuart: , ---r 11395
Joff & Hinkson -.-- ' .- v- . 595
Wardjb Prather-1 " 2,610
Clay & Bramel - 7"" 109
Plutnraer, McQure & Jones 1 2 180
Wehher & WhJen 1 fT ""2 215
Boardman & Bridy ' - -- 1 III IIl6060
Young & Wagoner- - I"IIII 6340
Clay-cc Carterson l - 2 325
Clark, Wells & Mitchell ----------. """"IIT!""-
Harding & Reynolds V --. - -- " 2,340
Ewalt & Kenton , -a 1 - j2050
Ward & Smith- j 7 " " "2215
Reynolds & Buzzard 3310
Mclntyre & Wagoner r 7 T". '
79.21 1
4 66.-25
Company, of Paris, Ky., led the Paris market last year. It is.
dtblr mothers, their sisters, their
j.-Uo.nita ft,Tia OI WUioc, A w..w
SklTes me homesick, as it does dl the
?.r hSvs . .1 have-becotoe such a
SSdenTcinialgner that when 1
ff home I couTd sleep tKe sleep o
The Independent Tobacco Warehouse
in the leap! now. There is a reason.
We will more than double our floor soace for next season and invite Tobacco growers.in all countieS(
to share our-success. V '
Independent tobacco Warehouse Company
Paris, Kentucky
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COL.' J. A. SQUIRES, auctioneer
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DAN W. PEED, Manager
C.G. CLARK, President
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