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Daath pf Emiliano Zapata Has ." Removed Mexico's Most Ruthless ; i Destructionist and -Peace : Enemy I .'(By JACK NEVILLE) CnaufTa, Mexico, ;lHay 3. The death of Smiliano Zapata, removes Mexico's most uthiess obstructionist and Implacable ifief-ijr of peaceful regeneration. Now, on the wreckage of -his empire, ' re the "rebel chief laughed . at eiviil :t ton land played his huge bolshevik joke r; 100,000 .confiding- workers. General "ablo Gonzalez is placing- firm underpln i:ns for .freedom and progress. Here in "the world's richest garden sp?t vhere exploited humanity has been kept pccrest, - and where Zapata "gave" 'iin naif -savage' foilawers . the land only to :cmandeer all crops here the peon ia for the first' time in 'Centuries enjoying the fruits of his'toil and supporting instead cf hating the rgovernment. MwlcQ.has.no mote dramatic or sig nificant story -for Americans than this f.ower springing from the heel prints of a barbarian; - 1 am the. first American newspaper man to enter-;apataJand. "Escorted by . soldiers, riding on trains and horseback,. I came a few days ago to the portals' of Mexico's bloodiest defile behind which the rebel leader had hsld out", since 1909 and from which he had t$ce-sained with hia ferocious forces to occupy Mexico City. -Scattered bands Btill prowl the- hills, Bjwl there is still some danger. ' At the IvfAd of the pass our bugler called. An answering "all's well" came from Car rpjza's videttes, and. following Oenerai Q&stavo Elizondo, former roughrlder with Jioesevelt, our-party: advanced, v grizzled Indian sergeant told mo 6Fambuscades. Here a whole regiment had been annihilated by Zapatistas laat year; there a troop of ii federals Had been wiped out. and further along a rffndful of soldiers had cut their way tfij-ough 600 Indians; . last New T-ear's day, ' 'en miles beyond the Moody portals we drew rein. Below us swept the sunny plain of Morelos. with tovers of ruined eitgar- mills, of churches and baronial " tates rising above the trees. . femiling peons were planting the flplds. their wives looking at us emarraid. Chll d.n,. half nakea. romped gleefully. These were the people; most pf thfm stfrrendered Zapatistas, who a year ago, with hunger and age-old hatred, were committing unspeakable atrocities undtr the savage guidance of the former plan tation stirrup-boy. "Gonzalez, a man with " a vision, had steady Jobs with -giod; 'pay arwTehcrt hours. It won! ' - ' Here is what Gonzalez "did: Seized 265 acres from . the hacienda bordering Cuautla and told ' the oer crowded people to. buHd liomes. y '. Gave them protection1 irom find marauder. ". . ' " "V:Y ' Reduced the '" fourteen hourr warking . ... .--a raii the wage from fifty centavos to from-one- dollar 10 a dollar and a half, . ' Opened : schools.,. 'hired - lTvery doubled their sajarles and put-.,ever child to studying,'. Told' the fifteen owners or -trators of the entire state ofMory would have to get out .of hecountry.. rermltted individuals to lease th rt haciendas from the ownPfxeS nominal ret and guarantee ng all ta xes Permitted peons who .wished to themselves to occupy unlimited portions ft the Plantations.'. To the aamini8traiui u ui. - tates he submitted a plan to fraction the land. He told themrineir n. was gone, but promised iir 1-. -,; tlon They accepted ! ctotoi some of which were originally given to courtiers by tne Span ish crown and whictv during nnt seen, are . bems divided into farms of from ten to ,1.000 acres. No man Is to own less man s nor more than 1,000. ... The land is to sell at from ten to one hundred dollars an acre, according to Its location and water supply. - A peon may buy by tpailP. one-tenth dojyn. tfte bal ance byvintallpieitj,J,"yrs'-N JKe peon is-to mortgage .fir.. sell Ms 13 n because Gonzalez believes few. landowners will participate in uncalled for rebellion. v,o nianoii rn hnrnras the surbulent Balasaa river and to furnish water, llghti and power to the entire state., ne. no planned an electric line to traverse the state and connect with the lnterurbans just outside Mexico City. He Is teaching intensive farming to the former Zapatistas, and, by means, of lec tures, and movies, ijfr showing th Indian the progrss-'oX the clymied worjd; Hjfe has organized banfls tb furnish fVtusic to the Indians not doJefuL weepy stuff, but gladsome energy-supplying jazz. He is furnishing free transportation to the state for colonists and their freight, has appointed civil administrative offic ials and has made the Surianos their own policemen. Hospitals, climes and free markets have been erected. - ' - . 1 1 . ipENNSYLVANIA Va JL 6,000 iMile Tires and Pennsylvaiua "Ton Tested" Tubes (guaranteed tensile strength l1 tons per square inch), under an economical and efficient zone selling planare marketed by responsible HmIrtr at standardized net prices uniform -' . - throughout the United States. . ... - ' ' . Price Schedule Effective May' 12th: If Ill - t - k A " 'All : r" ir j 5 ' " f v..-C ...; ::.'.:.? AC .v.w.v.v.Wlw.i-A S -'tk.'dl. . Hrmirrniiiitiiiiilt Jfr itilfiiilKliiliitiiMiimiiiiiiiiiii ilimiU'ilfr mil ifdf General Emiliano Zapata, Mexico's apostle of terrorism, and recently officially reported-to have "been killed by' Carranjias troops, was a former plantation stirrup-boy who at the aenlth of bis rebel Power, gained temporary control of Mexico City. Twice since 1M0, when lie began his revolt In Morelos, he and his Indian followers took possseslon of the capital for nine years he ravaged southern Mex ico, co-operating for a time In 1914 wit h Villa. He was the .most implacabla enemy of peaceful reconstruction throu gh several regimes. .Poor, uneducated, primitive but magnetic, Zapata was the "leader of Mexico's half-savage Indians In Whose power he -Banned to place control of -, the - country. Toward the last he was little more than a hunted renegade, and is reported t0 "have been killed hy strategy of troops operating under Oene ral Pablo Gonzalez in MorelosJ vwrought the transformation with plows tn place of guns, bread instead of butch . ery. ? - - I talked with him at his headquarters a heavy, quiet man with piercing black eyes.' I talked with Colonel Ignacio San chez. Niera, graduate of the Chicago school of ..medicine-, and with . Generil Klizondo, former American cavalryman ami miner in Nevada and Alaska. These three men, Americanized, pro gressive, fores igh ted, . are converting a principality with -100,000 souls into the firm bulwark of a regenerated Mexico. "Here," -said Gonzales, with a wide sweep of his hand, "where the soil ts the richest in the world, its tillers., nave eiways been kept poorest and most mis erable. ". ' ' ' " " "They are now4 having their first chance. It is hard for any one but them to comprehend just what that means bread enough, freedom, happiness." Before I went' out among the people, Gonzale told me the history of Morelos and the Surano ' Indians one ' of tyranny of the hacendados; of destruction by Zapata; of his own practical plans of re construction. He Aold me of the richeness of Morelos Boll; with two heavy crops a year, some times four; of land paying the agricul turist four hundred for one! Where other generals of varolus regimes had failed to subdue the Suria nas with campaigns of terror Gonzale had come with a plan of conciliation. Amnesty was proclaimed. The Sur ianos were told to surrender, their arms, receive a bonus of ten dollars Tor each gun, seed, farming implements, a tern norarw division of certain lands and " He has impressed the Indian that there will be no monopolies. I heard him refuse to permit a ' hotel keeper to open a . second hotel . when his original hostelry became overcrowded. 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FIRST AMERICANS TO FALL IN WORLiD WAR. - " ' .'r ' : '! V The first American boys killed in action were buried in - the Toul sec tor. It was drawing near to Decora tion Day. The Kfrst Division had been transferred back to the Toul sector after the German offensive had been checked in the Montdidier sector, and naturally the .Salvation Army was transferred . with it. All the huta we had established in the first Toul Sejcs tor days had . been maintained, and" we established two additional huts be tween Font and Nancy. vTe felt there should be some memorial for the boys buried "orer there," so orders were sent across seas, accompanied with American flags, and all the Salvation Army workers at the front prepared to hold memorial services on. Decora tion Day. One of our grits writin; home, told - what they- were going to do In . Treveray. The letter came; to the captain of the "company for cen sorship. - He asked permission to help and said he would like the ; company to be present. - There were five American boys buried in the cemetery at Treveray. Thir - regiments had passed on. , and the graves had only-the crude wooden crosses to mark them. Theday before Memorial Day three.--of our - women "workers went to this cemetery, raked away the dead ? leaves and smoothed the mound over each grave. The fol lowing morning they gathered red poppies, snowballs and blue bachelor buttons which they arranged in bou quets of red, , white and blue in old apple tins, in lieu of vases, and placed on the graves,- in the 'presence of the commanding general and his men.. ,One of the older. woin.en . whohad sons - of. her own, ..then, asked perrnis--sion i to ; follow the.-custom, of the.. "Sain vationists 4n offering prayer for the bereaved. J.s she finished that pray there was scarcely a dry eye among all that company of brave men. After the firing1 squad had fired five volleys over the graves, and taps had been sounded, the Salvation Army lassies remained to perform - a. last service -to the-dead.' -They took photo graphs of tho graves which were? sent to Washington with- the request- uj'al they be forwardedto relatives, of the boys buried at Treveray. At Menil-la-Tour eighty -one Amer ican boys 'were buried. Here a simple platform was built A in" the center of the burial ground, with a flagpole at one eiidV Two irogimentaV bands -took up - their positions." ,'A11 the SVench people in the town had turned out to witness the service. They - stood just outside , the little cemetery where "the Cross and Y? M. . C A. workers. It was an impressive sight as they all stoop with bared heads undmindf ul of the shells the Germans were send ing across. " Some bf the French offl-. cers presented . a wonderful wreath, 'which Was placed at' the foot of "the flagpole. Major General ,5 Traub,Ac.fol lowed by the .lassies with the flags , in their arms, passed down the long rows, of graves, the girls Slipping a flag in a staple at the back of. each little wooden cross, then pausing for the salute. - .. :. -. The general's address as he stood facing the west, with the thunder of guns reminding everyone there would be more graves to decorate, -Twill long be remembered. : -- -!:. : r . r"Out there in direction Is Washing ton,' he said, indicating, the west-"and the president, and all the people in the 'United States, who are looking to you to set the world free from tyranny. Over there are the mothers who bade you goodbye with tears and sent you forth, and are waiting at home and praying for you, trusting in you. Out there are the sisters and sweethearts you have left behind,- all depending on you to do your best ior the; right. Now, turn and - salute America! y' " ' ' ' ;.' The band softly played ''My'.' Country. 'Tis of Thee," as the salute was given. . . " "-' -' '. . . In BonvilUers a large field had been turned over to the Americans for a cemetery. An arch had been placed over tne gateway, inscribed. National Cemetery of the American Expedition ary Forces," and here were over two hundred graves. The "military band headed a parade through the - streets. soldiers were lined up with the Redln the parade were many French wom en and French children with flowers and wreaths.' Arrived a the cemetery the military major made a most im pressive addrees in both French and English. The French women and children took their places, one at each grave,, and 'pJaced their wreaths and bouquets . of , tri-colored flowers, . the Salvation Army lassies following with the flags. ; In one corner of the ceme tery were two German graves, w-hich everybody neglected, till one of the Salvation Army lasses placed some flowers, on these also. . One of the Salvation Army lassies in crossing the fields at La Folie found three American graves still un decorated, so she gathered the tri colored flowers from the fields and laid them ' on the graves. - CENTURY. Misses Ethel Hayes and Rosa Baker, two of our teachers, went to Mobile to enjoy the festivities of welcoming the 167th home. They report a most inspiring and beautiful spectacle. - Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. Carter are glad to know that their little daughter, Mildred is -improving after ah- operation at the Tuberville Infirm ary. . , ::- Mr. -and . Mrs. TV. S. Hamblin, Mr. and . Mrs. Walter1 McDavid and Mrs. Joe Harrison motored to Coon HH1 tc attend. the funeral of Mr. E. V. Mc Caskill on Sunday evening. Mr. Mc Cask ill was interred with Masonic honors. . ' Mr,. Andrew Smith, of Demopol's, Ala was the , guest last Sunday, of his aunt, Mrs. Oscar Jeter, of West Century. - Miss Azolene Harverd, our young as sistant postmastress has returned after a recent visit to friends in Alabama. Miss Mary Moylan who' Is employed InMoMle was a visitor to homefolkf recently. . ' ' ..- : "'-" Miss Burgess one of our efficient teachers ;wa a visitor to Mobile dur ing the recent- celebration on the re turn 'of the troops. . T s. Mr. Harry McDavid, of Oak Grov was a recent visitor to his parent in West Century. ." " Mr. Marv Lvnrh.' who has been vis iting 'her daughter, Mrs. Boardma Vaughn, of Pensacola, has return home. ' - Mrs. XValter- "M .Tiavid is visitin; relatives and friends in Pensacola. Friends of Mr! .Toe Frank' Nelson i delighted to learn that he will soon l home as he has arrived from oversf Miss Marie Crary, of Blurt Spring ynis the guest of relatives in yenw. for the week end. 1 r " A Rev. Samuel Trotter and Mr. Williams motored to Brewton last "e? to attend conference. Mrs. Keith Graham, of Walnue Bi' was the guest of Mrs. Taylor " liams and Mrs. S. W. Coiey, of K Centurj last week. , - ?BLUE RIBBON" TALKS. ' By urtng BIus Ribbon Extracts, Vani"' ind Lemon, you have delicious de?2 and save money "Best and takes PALACE CAFE - Under New Management Everything Good to Eat Cooked B'S STEPHEN CLEOTEL15 Proprieljr . .