Ellis County Capital (Arnett, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 23, 1919 Page: 7 of 8

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A man always tries to follow the
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— The Live Long Day!
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Their atm in life is to gei
back on their own land and
they face the future smiting
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t)n retiring gently rub spots of dan-
iraff and Itching with Cutlcura' Oint-
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Cutlcura Soap and hot water Make
them your every-day toilet preparations
and have a clear skin and soft white
hands — Adv -
Speaking little and well gains re-
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' (Copyright 1919 Western Newspaper Union 1
OISSONS FRANCE— You would ex-
pect' to find the peasants of France ft
gloomy lot as they work- their way
across country back : to shattered
homes Nothing seemed to dismay them
They filtered from their havens ln the
south of France In a thin ragged line —
always smiling They were facing the
future cheerfully They have only one
great aim in life : They want to get back
to their lands and they are willing to suffer
privation In order to get re-established In their
broken-up homes - They are' numerous numbering
more than two million I have seen and talked "to
hundreds in the devastated country around Sols-
sons where scores of towns are wiped off the map
and found not a single soul starting life over again
with a grouch - !
There Is no doubt that much needless suffering
was caused by the eagerness of the peasants to
get back to their homes before the French' gov-
ernment ha(l fully organized its relief machinery
Each peasant however knew that the 1919 grow-
ing season In order to be productive of fair re-
sults must begin with the spring plowing In Febru-
ary with the disappearance of the snows So
each family head made great effort to get back to
his land In the bitter weather of January and early
February In order to get some kind of a shelter
ready In which he could sleep and eat before
his days were given over to' work on the land
and the production of food
Most of the refugees were the very old or very
young During the early weeks of the peace con-
ference there were very few soldiers returning to
the land Eighty per cent of the French army
consisted of men from the farms and the demobi-
lization rate was comparatively slow
At Soissons an American organization with a
French name was rendering valuable 'assistance
to the people ' This committee which was known
ns the Comite Americain pour les Regions De-
vastees de la France with Mrs A M Dike of
Baltimore as president and Miss Anne Morgan of
New York ns vice president had branches in 20 '
surrounding villages where supplies were being
either given away or sold depending on the finan-
cial condition of the farmers If the returning
man or woman had ' money with which to buy
goods a charge of “cost plus 10 per cent” was
made The 10 per cent profit went to the French
mnh or woman running the store Funds to con-
duct the organization’ came from America and
were raised by popular subscription
Cutry a Typical Village
Not far from Soissons which is peppered with
machine gun fire and shattered by’ big shell explo-
sions Is the little hillside town of Cutry a typical
destroyed village with- only about 10 per cent of
the bouses remaining habitable The American
women of the committee peddle supplies in Cutry
once or twice a week Twice a week a woman
doctor from the committee visits the plaice In
Cutry 24 peasants live with the most cheerful out-
look on life Twelve of them sleep in a big cave
on the hillside Rough boards have been placed
in the cave entrance to keep out the wind Inside
In the dark a small stove serves to keep the place
fairly warm
' One old woman one of the happiest creatures In
the world apparently was living alone In one sec-
tion of the cavern Adjoining her temporary home
was an Improvised stable where she kept her
donkey and four chickens and d two-wheeled cart
She had fled before the advancing German army
with the donkey and cart and four chickens $ had
kept them for four years in the south of France "
and on returning to Cutry rode back In style in the
donkey cart ' -
Down the street In a house that had suffered
severely from shell fire were Mine and- M
Blanchard Old - Blanchard a veteran of the
Crimean war was bent and feeble His eighty
years of life on a small French farm had left him
almost douMed up with the infirmities of ago His

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face had softened Into a perpetual smile Most
of his teeth were gone Mme ' Blanchard also
very old was more sprightly The old couple had
1 one joy In life besides being back home again after
four years as refugees That Joy was a big sleek
white cat They had- a son in- the army and
while waiting for his return were patching up the
’ hoyse and refurnishing it Of the several hundred
people that had lived in Cutry the Blanchards
weee two -of twenty-four that had returned
- They picked up pieces of timbers from shell-
struck houses for fuel They worked by day patch-
ing up their house and slept In the cave at night
The American women of Soissons kept an eye
on the old folks brought some cigarettes for the
old man every now and then and saw to it that
they had food enough to keep them going
' It was always a red letter day In Cutry when
the committee’s auto truck appeared lodded with
supplies Driven by a typical American girl the
little truck would swing briskly up the village
street would -take the hairpin turns leading up
the big hill toward the church and would draw up
with a flourish In front of the cave dwellings In
the old quarry A big shrill-toned bell had been
mounted on a pole near the spot where the mer-
chandise with which the truck was loaded was to
be sold The moment the young woman truck
driver rang the bell 24 refugees dropped their
tasks and came hurriedly up the street anxious to
secure some badly needed goods If they lacked
money and really needed stuff no difficulty was
placed In the peasant’s Way to secure the ma-
terials While the bartering and exchanges went
on the young American woman chattered French
with the peasants exchanged Jokes and generally
helped promote the gospel of good cheer
Red Tape Causes Suffering
So there were many bright spots such as this
through the 6000 square miles of devastated
France In nil the ravaged territory — which will
bear the scars of war for generations — the Job of
reconstruction was starting with nil the atmos-
phere of a holiday notwithstanding the sinister
background of disrupted roofs crumbling walls
shell-marked streets and ruined public buildings
What did It matter that France had half a mil-'
lion housesv struck by shells with a quarter of a
million reduced to rubbish heaps? The war was
over and the big task of rebuilding was starting
with an Impetus that demonstrated the farmer’s
Implicit faith in the future '
Two and a quarter billion dollars’ worth of
household goods in all France had been destroyed
according to official estimates made soon after the
armistice signing when the first calculations in-
dicated that France’s war damage for actual do-'
structlon of property would amount to something
like thirteen billion dollars for everything As
' the statisticians check over their figures there will
probably be some alterations made on the grand
total of thirteen billions At present that Item -stands
as the probable loss in France to property
In lands overrun by the Germans '
Blerancourt not far from Soissons about 60 '
per cent destroyed Is just' an item on the long
French indemnity bill against Germany Here the
Germans had full sway until they were driven out ’
in the last few weeks of the war Now the French
families are beginning to get back Into Bleran- -court
and begin life over again
One of the first to arrive was a French soldier
- honorably discharged He was faced by terrible
difficulties He had nothing but his uniform and
thqt had to be returned to the government But
the government Is standing behind this soldier In
his problem of repairing a war-damaged home land '
fields The French government is going to give
adeqjate aid for the whole period of reconstruc-
tion : About $100 an acre for deserted fields and a
large part of necessary expenses' for the time and '
work required for getting honse and home to-
gether But this money ample as it will be when '
finally received Is not readily available Forms’
must be filled out checked and approved and so
forth before the money Is actually paid The -
customary governmental red tape delay must be
endured And In the meantime the soldier had
to sleep on a bed of straw In the severest part of
winter with only hls overcoat for a covering He
had no mohey to buy food
One of the American committee women took
care of the discharged fighter He was given the
' barest necessities and just enough food to keep
going and he was saved f Pom a lot of hardship and
The soldier’s experience was typical of the com-
mittee’s work It Is for cases like this one that
American aid from the Red Cross warehouses will
be a godsend
Red Cross Work
Six big warehouses are being established in
France by the Red Cross and two In Belgium
For French relief work these storehouses are lo-
' cated at Lille Amiens Laon Chalons Verdun
Mezleres And the Belgian stations are at Adln-
kerke and Courtral Here the supplies brought to
France originally for use of the American army
are to be gathered and distributed in co-operation
with the French government There is a vast sup-
ply of stuff available There are many motor-
trucks and hospital supplies no longer needed by
the American Expeditionary forces And they will
assist the French people in their tremendous Job
of reconstruction
Aiding lit reconstruction here In France as
viewed by a majority of the Americans who are
trying to help Is a proposition of giving first aid —
’ supplying a small iron stove and some bedding
and a little food — and not taking on the actual re-
pair of destroyed houses except to furnish when-
ever possible such items ns a few yards of oiled
paper to patch up a few windows In order to give
the French family one room that can be warmed
during the cold weather
Stoves for instance are very difficult to obtain
A small sheet-iron heater that would cost abont
$5 in America possibly tess costs $16 to $20 at
the usual French supply house It is an inade-
quate stove at best It gives out very little heat
It barely takes the chill off an ordinary sized room
Yet It is an expensive Item because the French and
English factories are not producing at full ca-
" pacity yet and because when the stove has been
manufactured it is difficult to transport It
Seventeen per cent of the personnel of tho
French railroad system was mobilized and has not
yet been put back to work Consequently there Is
the spectacle of hundreds of trainloads of vital
necessities sidetracked and delayed indefinitely
The relief committees use their powerful influ-
ence to get hold of the stoves that can be found
by hook or crook In France They endeavor to get
the stoves donated or pay for them at cost prices
and are then able to either sell or give the stove
to the peasant at a fairly low figure Ten dollars
is considered a fair price when a sale is made
Throughout the work of Miss Anne Morgan’s
committee an effort is made to refrain from pau-
perizing the peasant which is difficult because the
peasant Is Inherently thrifty and as a general rule
Is very anxious to be pauperized Pauperization
when viewed from the standpoint of a peasant
who is a war sufferer and whose money Is always
earned at great expenditure of labor Is not an
ugly word or an undesirable condition
In fact M' and Mme Peasant by the hundreds
will bring terrible tales of privation to the com-
mittee workers in the hope that intensive pauperi-
zation will set In at once And the committee has
to go to some trouble to ascertain whether or not
the tale of horrible misfortune is true Usually
the mayor of the village or some of the thoroughly
reliable Inhabitants know perfectly well ' what
should be done in the matter And the committee
women rely on the Judgment of the French officials
to a large extent' They also have a pretty fair
knowledge of the status of hundreds of families
In their section of France which roughly speak-
ing Is a goup of 35 villages between Vlc-sur-Alsne
audVSolssons because they Have been work
Ing in this section a couple of years’
When yon
feel worn out
31 ltvv It' “tired to
'C death” with
I'M the household
duties— ‘cook-
ing scrubbing
cleaning dust-
ing — (it all
comes in tho
day’s work in
the household)
— turn to the
right remedy
to strengthen
jrou The poor woman whose back feels
as though it would break who feels
dizzy whose head aches or black specks
appear before her eyes' all are due to
troubles essentially feminine which should
be overcome '
The greatest boon to womankind u a
temperance tonio made up of herbs
which makes weak women strong and
sick women well This is the “Prescrip-
tion” of Dr Pierce used by him in active
practice many years and now sold by ‘
almost every druggist in tablet or liquid
form It has had a half century of suc-
cessful results in most of the delicate
derangements and weaknesses of women
If she's overworked nervous or “run-
down” she finds new life and strength
Send 10c to Dr Pierce’s Invalids’ Hotel
Buffalo N Y for trial package or writ
for free confidential medical advice
If Speed Is Wanted
Some girls get their ruddy cheeks
by daily calisthenics others by daily
cosmetics Both ways are satisfac-
tory for obtaining results but you
got to hand it to the latter for speed
The wonderful scientific compound
composed of essential syrups of hick-
ory sultmenl and charcoal known as
Hictone is the best worm killer and
stock conditioner known Large quan-
tities are used in the Kansas City stock
yards E L McCoy Bartlesville Ok
says: “It Is the best remedy on the
market for expelling worms” Any
hog or sheep raiser can obtain free
booklet and directions for feeding by
writing the Hickory Products Com-
pany 637 Grand Ave Temple Kansas
City Missouri — adv
Millionaires are always capital fellows
Our character Is our will for what
we will we are — Archbishop Manning
Alton's Foot-Easo
For iho Foot
Sprinkle one or two Allen’s Foot-Eaad
powders in the Foot Bath snd soak and
rub the feet It takes the sting out of
Ooras and Bnnions and smarting aching
feet Then for lasting comfort shake
Allen’s Foot-Ease into your shoes : It
takes the friction from the shoe resta
the feet and makes walking a delight
Always use it for dancing parties and to
break in new shoes All dealers sell iL
: If any farmer will put in two or throe
registered Shorthorn female and keep the
female lncreaae he will
aoon have a valuable
herd at small coat
r'm i jib A Kansas farmer
produced 94 bead of
registered Shorthorns
from one cow in It
years A Wisconsin
farmer produced 121
head from one cow in
less than 15 years
The value counts a
fast If they're pure
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When You Use
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renowned auto drives along rugged shores
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Wichita Directory
WELDING and General Machine Work
Manufacturers of Generators and
Welding Equipment
Brooks Machine Co 225 W Lewis St Wichita Kana
Pelts Wool Etc
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