PAGE EOTJR THE ffOLHMBIA KBPTJBLICAN, TTTESnAY, 'AHGHST 2, 1921. THE COLUMBIA REPUBLICAN P u b lish e d eyery Tuesday by the H u d son R epublican Cor- p o ratio n , S46 W a rren St., H u d son, N. Y. _____________ _ A lbert W. F e ll, W o rcester, M ass., P resid e n t; Em o ry V a n Loan, Hudson, N. Y., Vice Pres, and T reas.; F r a n k L. K e n t, Hudson, N. Y., Sec. __ EMORY C. VAN LOAN, Gffleral M anager R e g istered a t 't h e P o s t Office a t Hudson, N. Y., as Second C lass Mail M atter. _________________ D irect W ire News Service. M ember A u d it B u reau of C irculations. TJie Hudson Republican The Columbia Republican Daily, 1 year .............. §5.00 Weekly, 1 year ........... . §2.00 D a ily, 6 m o n th s ......... 2.50 W eekly, 6 m o n th s ----- 1.00 D a ily, 1 m o n th ............ .45 W eekly. 3 m o n t h s . . . BLACK READING FROM RUSSIA The latest press telegrams with regard to condi tions in Rhssia are black reading. One dispatch ■quotes the Rothe Fahne, a Soviet organ, as stating that not less than 25,000,000 Russians are in eminent danger of death from starvation. The Volga region seems hardest hit by the crop failure, which has been aggravated by the continuously increasing eco nomic disorganization of the country. Even if a full supply of provisions wTre available, it would he im possible to distribute them, so completely has trans portation been thrown out of gear dnjang the last twelve months. Epidemic diseases, which usually follow the trail of famine, have already made their appearance. The Moscow Izvestia reports the registration of many thousands of cholera eases in the Saratov and Voron- zeh governments and in the Don region, while cases have been discovered all the way from Petrograd to Astrakan and along the chief lines of communication. In this matter, also, as in that of famine, the situation is aggravated by the fact that officials of the old re gime, who might to some extent have been able to eh-eek tlie spread of the epidemic, have in most in stances been either removed or put to death since the new despotism came into power. Retribution has followed swKtly on the fanatical attempt of Russia’s latest oppressors to raise the edi- fiee of a new system, created out of doctrinaire theory and -without any roots fixed in the past, on the ruins o f the old. Little as the old autocracy had to recom mend it, it might at least have been made a stepping stone on the way to constitutionalism. Unfortunately in this case the present situation, while it may bring about the downfall of the Bolshevist regime, may in volve in wholesale destruction millions of illiterate; peasantry, who because of ignorance and political in experience have passively, if not actively, consented to the establishment of a new tyranny, more to he dreaded than the old. And the possibility of an ep idemic of cholera which might spread over vast areas of Russia and even overleap the frontiers might raise a new international menace. FORESTS AND COMMERCIAL SUPREMACY business men of this country are paying millions of Uollars a year in freight bills beeanse tlie center of tlie lumber industry is getting farther and farther away from the points of greatest consximption, the nation’s factory centers. We must have a national forest pol icy that will put the idle acres in the middle west and in the East to work growing trees. In considering a national policy we must consider a disease. That dis ease is forest devastation, the American Forestry As sociation points out. Its effect is a slow sapping of national strength—^thru the steady exhaustion of the national timber supply. The effect will become fa tal when, thru the shortage and high cost of timber, the United States is reduced to the level of western Europe, when wood is priced as an imported luxury, when not only mamafactures and trade are handieap- p&d by lack of it, but tbe comfort of onr own people nnd the efficiency of our agriculture are straightened by its scarcity. It is nnthinkahle that the United States will accept the necessity of curtailing largely, sooner or later, its use ,of timber. Abundance of wood for home and farm use, for varied manufaeturers and for export trade has been a primary factor in our commercial supremacy, so important right now'-, and it is a factor ■which we .are not going to surrender. The problem must not be met by using less and less wood, down to the level of civilized existence, as France has been comiDelled to meet it. It must be met not by decreased ■use but by increased production, the Association well argues. It must be met in tbe American spirit of de velopment, of enterprise, of .an organized and far sighted handling of our I’esourees that will supply the future requirements of a continued liberal use of tim ber in national development and industries. FOR THE BENEFIT OF FARMERS The Senators were discussing the Farm Exports bill, by which it is proposed to help put the farmers back upon a business basis. The hill -was denounced and praised chiefly according to the respective geo- grajihical locations of its opponents and its spokes men ,and , then Senator Watson of Georgia, opposing thq|^bill, discovered there is a difference between a ^ favm product and an agricultural product’. lie / thought the desiguatiou, ‘ -farm product,” would give ‘the bill a too-wide range of application because it would include everything from bats to shoes. This diff'ereutiation puzzled Senator Carawaj'' of A-i'kansas, w'hose mind, perhaps, does not run to nice distinctions. “ How so?” asked Senator Caraway of Senator Watson. ^ “ 3Vell, in Missouri, a mule might he the principal farming produce,” replied the Georgia Senator. “ Well, would you also call a mule an agricultural product?” inquired the ingenuous Mr. Caraway. “ A mule is produced, as a rule, on a. farm,” as serted Senator Watson, lightninglike. ‘ ‘ No, usually on a range, ’ ’ retorted the scintillating Arkansan. “ Ha! But a range is a farm on a large scale,” came hack the Georgian, recalling what his high school I’hetoric had to say about syllogisms, “ No,” said Senator Caraway, who knows a range xvhen be sees one. “ No, it is out of doors,, a country that has not been cleared.” Now' for the masterstroke. “ So is a farm out of doors. I never heard of one being indoors!” chirped Senator Watson as quickly as Job Hedges might have done it. But the depths of Senator Caraway’s genius at re partee had not yet been plumbed. “ I f it was a ‘white mule,’ I rather think that in Georgia they would raise it in a still,” he observed with graven solemnity. All of which went dowia. in the Congressional Rec ord for the benefit of the farmers, who, whether they get the bill passed or not, can indulge in arguments on the respective merits of their respective Senatorial champions. TIMBER MUST BE CONSERVED Do you know that something like five thousand full grown trees go into the waste basket of the country every day? Do you know that the anmial consump tion of newsprint would make a two foot strip of neAvspaper reaching forty million miles or half way to the sun ? The war left ns in a state of mind where by no set of figures could stump us or give us pause until this statement from the American Forestry As^ soeiation about the ■orest f situation came along and we must admit tliat.it takes ‘‘some trees” to keep in dustry going in this country. The tree is a lifetime proposition. A hurricane wiped ont millions of them in the west the other day. A forest fire cut a swath in Canada recently and con sumed trees that would have kept -mauv factories go ing. The time has come when we must grow timber. Un der the pressure of necessity we must make the best of the knowledge -we have of methods, imperfect tlio that Imowledge may be. The handling and perpetu ation of onr forests in the last analysis must, however, rest on a solid foundation of careful and thorough forest investigations. Too few people to-day realize the value and importance of agricultural experiment stations in furthering the interests of the farmer and showing the way to more scientific and more profita ble farming. An even smaller number recognize as yet that for estry as a pursuit, closely resembling agriculture, can he furthered in mucli the same way. Results are ob tained with farm crops in one, or at most, two or three years. It takes only a few years to produce new varieties of farm crops, and the farmer obtains the first year an increased return from the use of scien tific methods developed by the experiment stations. If investigations in agricultdre are important under these circumstances when the mistake of one season may be corrected the next, how much more important it is that the growing of trees ,involving decades or perhaps a century, should he scientifically conducted and that experiments along this line, also requiring very long periods, should he initiated at once ? One may not hope to plant a tree and also see it ready to cut for lumber. A ll the more reason, then, why the person who starts the business should haA’-e a clear, scientific understanding of what the results are likely to be. STAIE POLICE RAID HUDSON CAFESEDR BOOZE Seven Proprietors Placed Under Arrest and Waive for the Grand Jury. AID FOR FARMERS AND THE RAILROADS The proposal by the President to meet the gov ernment’s obligation to the railroads thru purchase by the War Finance Corporation of securities, now in the hands of the Railroad Administration, up to $500,000,000, and his simultaneous proposal to extend the powers of the War Finance Corporation to as sist the farmers, probably will go thru Congress with out serious hitch. The “ agricultural bloc” variously has demonstrated its ability to wield a rather power ful leverage. Public opposition to tbe disinterment of the War Finance Corporation was based on the fear that the Government was about to get into the farming bus iness in a manner neither becoming nor necessary. The business of getting the Government ont of bus iness has become reeognizedly one of the needs of the day, but thus far it has turned out that the Govern ment does not propose to let the War Finance Cor poration shove it too far in the wrong direction. The powers of the Corporation have been used with dis cretion, and the approval by Secretaries Hoover and Mellon of the President’s proposals to Congress make it seem reasonable to suppose they will continue to be used with discretion. If so, well and good. The in dorsement by the two Secretaries augurs Avell. The Government’s railroad obligations and the nec essity of taking^adequate care of them is something concerning w h i ^ there is no argument. The people are interested' in seeing the roads returned to a solid and paying h a ^ are quickly and efficiently expedi- ituously as may'be; the program of disentangling the roads from the GoA'^ernment calls for its own fulfill ment. The Prisident’s assurance that there Avill be no request for additional money to carry thru this particular plan Avill merely further commend it', ^ H u d sonians w e re treated to some ;ry spectacular exnllbitions of liquor raiding S a turday by th e State Troop ers Avho descended upon th e town about h a lf p a s t ten. Tw e n ty-three of th e ti'oopers from th e Troy barracks, arm e d w ith search w a rran ts issued hy Suprem e C o u rt Justice How a rd, gave ten of H u d son’s cafes a very thorough seai'ch. I t is said th a t a couple of the troopei’s h a d been worjk- ing in H u d son fo r som e tim e past and had, th e “lay of the lan d ” very well sized up. These troopei's, w o rk ing in plain clothes, have visited the places from tim e to tim e and it was upon th e ir inform a tion th a t the search w a rran ts w e re issued. L a rge crowds g a thered a t th e sev eral places w h e re th e raids w e re m ade and w a tched w ith in terest th e w o rk o f th e state police as they took bot tles and cases of liquor and hom e brew from th e cafes and jugs and barrels from theii; cellars. In sev eral instances hom e brew ing p a r a - phanelia was seized and loaded on .the large tru c k of George K a n e and ta k en to th e Troy B a rracks of th e state police to be held th e re pending dis position by th e Court. H a lf barrels, ferm e n ting tubs, w a s h boilers, gas plates and o ther brew ing equipm e n t w a s piled high on th e tru c k w h e n it left Hudson. The troopers w o rked u n d e r th e di rection of C a p tain E. P. F a h e y , Ser geant H. J. Nogel and S e rgeant A. B. M oore. They w e re assisted in th e ir w o rk here by police officers Thom as Kennedy, and Jo h n K e n d a ll w h o were detailed on th e w o rk by Chief Cruise. The local police d e p a rtm e n t cooper ated to the fullest extent w ith the state police in their Avork here and^ rendered yery valuable aid. T h e raid in H u d son was very sim i la r to one pulled off by the state po lice in A m s terdam a few w eeks ago w h e n th e y swooped down upon th a t city and w e n t from one end of th e tow n to th e other. Of th e ten places visited seven of th e proprietors (were placed under arrest. The dealers taken to police head qu a r ters w e re as follows, all of whom p u t up bail of $500, th ro u g h bailors, with the exception of Martin Van Tas sel. There was said to be a question over th e liquor found in his posses sion and he was allowed his freedom for appearance before th e grand jury at its next session or when the case is called. The places raided, and th e m en u n der arrest’are; M. J. Fitzgerald, saloon, 704 Gif ford place. Edward A. Thompson, saloon, 616 AYarren slFeet. A lbany hotel, AYilliam H. B roder ick, proprietor, U n ion and South F r o n t streets. City hotel, W a lter Dickinson, p ro prietor, South F r o n t and Allen streets. John B roderick, saloon, 27 South F r o n t street. Sacco cafe, F r a n k Sacco, propri etor, 21 N o rth F r o n t street. A rm o ry cafe, M a rtin Van Tassell, proprietor, 453 State street. Troy’s cafe, Jo h n Troy, proprietor, 11 N o rth F o u r th street. Tim o thy M cGraw, saloon, 24 N o rth Second street. A fter th e troopers raided th e places and took th e seized liquor to police headquarters, . an; inventory show e d th e liquor to be valued a t between $7,500 and $10,0 00. The booze in cluded Scotch Avhisky, brandy, hom e brew beer, cordials, wine and h a r d W h ile C aptain Tobey, L ieutenant Nagle and Lieut. Inspector Moore w e re arran g in g th e legal procedure. F irst Sergeant K e lly was directing the raids against th e nine places. All the raids were m ade w ithin a h a lf hom-. I t was intim a ted th a t though this was th e first big raid it was by no m eans the last as th e troopers felt sure th a t booze trafficking w a s going on to a considerable extent here. W h e n th e troopers j a rrived (they im m e d iately scatered in the Ford cars in w h ich they rode to different p a r ts of the city. They w o rked sim ultaneously h u t in different places. In each instance two or th ree troopers w e re in each place. The stuff con fiscated in m o s t cases Avas w h a t is termed, as hom e brew. This for the m o st p a r t Avas in bottles. Jugs and dem ijohns of h a r d cider w e re n u m e r ous and wine in jugs and bottles was taken by the officers from some of th e places. The h a r d stuff was located in some of th e cafes in th e m o s t u n h e a rd of places. One m a n had a m iniature ice box u n d e r his floor carefully con cealed, b u t th e Afigilant eyes of the state troopers searched it out and located Avithin, a case of hom e brew on ice and several m o re cases of the sam e sort in ‘the cellar. A t one place a good sized hole in th e wall, concGhled by a picture, gave forth a num b e r of bottles of all shapes and sizes that was said to contain (.Continued from Page One.) “hooch.” A t another place it is said th a t a num b e r of bottles of whiskey Avas found stored in th e attic and un der the eA^es of the roof. On th e 11th of A u g u st before th e Suprem e Coui’t Justice a t Troy, th e first inoA'e in th e cases will be m ade w h e n th e State authorities will ask the judge to dispose of th e goods confiscated in S a turday's raids. All the m en under arrest will have to Eveirythin^ for C^AUTY —nothing show n p H A T ’S O U R I D E A in m a k i n g X CAMELS—^ Quality Cigarette. Why, just buy Camels and look at the package! It’s the best packing science has devised to keep cigarettes fresh and full flavored for your taste. Heavy paper outside-^secure foil wrapping inside and the revenue stamp over the end to seal the pack* age and keep it air-tight. And note this ! There’s nothing flashy about the Camel package. No extra wrappings that do not improve the smoke. Not a cent of needless expense that must come out of the quality of the tobacco. Camels wonderful and exclusive Quality wins on merit alone. Because, men smoke Camels who want the taste and fragrance of the finest tobaccos, expertly blended. Men smoke Camels for Camels smooth, refreshing mildness and their freedom from ciga- retty aftertaste. m i Camels are made for men who think for them selves. amel n . J , REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, W li^ton-Salem , N. C# stand trial if indicted by th e grand jury. In each instance they were charged w ith th e illegal possession of intoxicating liquor. Many of th e pei’sons In th e places raided believed they Avere under a r rest, until th e troopers started out' w ith th e proprietors. The raids h e r e and in A m sterdam it has been learned,, are p a r t of a statew ide cam p aign against violation Of th e national and state prohibition _____________________. . GERMANTQWN GAflM RGBBED QF BATTERIES Burglars Visited Lawrence Bros.’ Garage and Steal 9 Batteries, and Nothing Else. E a r ly yesterday m o rning discovery AA'-as m ade t h a t G e rm antow n had been A'Jsited by b u rglars during th e night an d th a t Law rence B rothers’ garage had been robbed of over $300 Avorth of batteries. The thieves seemed specialize in three-cell Exide b a t t e r ies and th e ir trip to th e village n e t ted th e m nine batteries. E n tran c e was gained th r u a w in dow AA'hich had been pried open. This AVindoAV is located n e a r the .rear th e building. A p a r tial inventory of th e stock F rid a y failed to reveal a loss of anything m o re th a n th e b a t teries. W h y th e thieves cam e aw ay AA-ilh th e batteries and nothing else puzzles th e ow n e rs and th e officials V/orking on th e case. T h e batteries stolen w e re kept up stairs in th e gai'age in a secluded corner, and th e fact th a t th e thieA'es knew rig h t Avhere to go and them , looks as th o some one had side inform a tion as to th e layout of. the building, location of stock, etc. The thieves cam e iri an auto, th e track s of w h ich could be plainly seen leading up to th e window. It is th o u g h t th a t th e m en who did th e job w e re frightened aw a y before they had com p leted th e ir Avorlc and th a t m o re extensive robbery had been contem p lated. The clue t h a t leads' th e authorities believe th a t th e job was in ter ru p ted in some m a n n e r was in th e form of b a ttery Nofl 10, w h ich sat on th e floor on the inside of th e build ing n e a r th e sill of th e open w in dow. The thieves, evidently forced to tak e a hasty leave, didn’t have tim e To lift it out. The State Troopers w e re notified of th e robbery and th e local S h e r if f s office and a notice of th e affair h ^ ' been sent to neai'by cities. So far, Aowever, no positive clue has been picked up by th e authorities. The robbery is th o u g h t to have tak e n place early F riday m o rning as one of th e Law rence B rothers put a car into th e gai’age a little afte r 10 o’clock T h u rsday evening and e\’ery- th in g was all right then. Advertise in The Republican. eeiTyHOis ARE NOW READY JOBE mo Local Builder Inspects Them and Declares them to be First Glass—Others Will be Built. A d m ittedly high class in quality of m a terial, design and w o rkm a n s h ip, the th ree dem o n s tration houses of the K ey City H o m es Corporation, located a t th e junction of Union T u rnpike a n d K n ickerbocker avenue, in th e F ifth W a rd of th e city, are rapidly nearing com p letion and will be ready for occupancy by th e end of August. Tliese houses are being built in an effort to solve th e housing situation here. As soon as these are- sold and th e n a tu re of th e dem a n d h e r e de- im o n strate^ others Avlll be begun. The com p any is ready to a t once close contracts for th e sale of these houses or to confer Avith prospective hom e owners regarding o th e r typejs and designs. Thursday evening and inspection trip was m a d e by officers of th e Cor poration. H e n ry C. Frick, a leading local builder, also visited th e houses th e sam e tim e an d looked over th e w o rk carefully. H e stated, fol lowing th e visit, th a t in his opinion, high grade m a terials w e re being used and t h a t the w o rkm a n s h ip is equal to th e stan d a r d for this locality. “Some m istakes w e re m ade by w o rkm e n b u t these have been changed and th e houses now are high class in every Avay,” said M r Frick. F o r th e inform a tion of prospective purchasers and others interested, sem e figures concerning th e houses have been secured. The th ree houses are of fram e construction 20 by 24 feet. The fr a m i n g i s . o f high, gz-ade long leaf yellow pine, studs 2 x 4 set inch centers. F loor beam s are two by eight inch set 16 inch centers. Roof tim b e rs are two by six. The fram in g is covered by % inch ship lap, this in t u r n is covered w ith build ing paper and clear red cedar bevel siding com p letes th e w o rk. Two houses are of one design, for one of w h ich siding is used entirely white. ? T h e featu re of one house, which' m akes it particularly attractive, AArith-. out cheapening th e value, is th a t th e -first story has six inch red cedar be-, veiled siding an d th e second story a' belt course above w h ich th e exterior and roof are covered- w ith B a rrett' M a n u facturing Company green sur-. faced guaranteed asp h a lt shingles. Local P o rtlan d cem e n t is used foi^ the foundations and cellar. The win dow fram e s are first class clear lum ber and sash are high w ith weights' and cords. All in terio r trim is clear; cypress finished w ith two coats of ap-.\^ proA-ed paint. 'The chim n eys are of b rick w ith standard flue lining. The h a r d w a r e is of good qiiality. All in side doors are first quality, m a h o g a n y finish. The floors are shellaced an d exterior wood w o rk h a s two coats of lead and oil in colors to he selected or to suit th e purchaser. • Good electrical fivtures are to he used. The plum b ing is m o d e rn and. com p lete, including b a th room fix tures, kitchen sink,' laundry tubs. Specially designed septic tan k s care -for th e sewage. -When th e co n tract is com p leted th e houses w ill be ready fo r occupancy. A 30 gallon boiler and gas w a ter h e a ter is included. The K ingm a n H a rdw a re Co. w ill install high grade furnaces. C. B. ,Johnson has th e contract fo r th e elec trical w o rk an d fixtures. Persons who know building con struction and who have Adsited. th e dwellings state th a t in details, w o rk m a n s h ip and m a terial are all th a t can he desired in stan d a r d construc tion. The houses are designed w ith the m o d e rn idea Avhich h a s been ap proved in all sections of th e country —enoug-h space fo r com fort b u t ne- unnecessary space to cause ex tra w o rk fo r th e lady of th e house. Prices an d term s can be secured a t th e offices of the^ K e y City Hom es C o rporation, 540 -Warren St. The C o rporation w ill’’-be g lad to confer on propositions fo r o ther building ■which will tend to increase th e supply of dwellings here, the lack of w h ich •is ham p e ring th e grovrth of th e com m u n ity and m a k ing industrial deA'-el- opm e n t a difficult problem . HILLSDALE DEFEATS CUVERACK 11 TO 1 The H illsdale team gar^e Claverack a sound trim m ing in th e C o u n ty league a t H illsdale S a turday afte r noon w h e n th e y sent them back to th e good old D u tch town w ith the score of H illsdale 11—Claverack 1. Alam illo was going strong ajl th r u story and the second sfb f y 'ah d gables ack m en while H a llenbeck w a s held, clear 16 inch red cedar shingles. The down to 6 strike outs. A big crowd ' ^ r a d e J B r i ti s h CoTumbia 18 i;;j:ch- -v^as-rpresent to w itness th e gam e. 'The battery J - jg e tio n r^d cedai; shingles, a r e ui( for'^tiiG /oofs. F looring is No. 1 grade long lea# yellow pine, 20 per cent com b grain. All floors haA’e s u b floors of long leaf yellow pine ship All w a lls and ceilings are coA'ered w ith S a c k e tt inch plaster board and plastered A\dth U n ited States Gyp sum Com p any cem ent, plaster w o rk is finished w ith a h a r d finish coat in for ClaA'eraek was Hallenbeck and Fink. Alam illo an d Rowe AA'-ere th e H illsdale battery. This Adetory by H illsdale gi\'es th e team an o th e r notch tow a rd th e top an d cuts down th e lead of th e Stew ard-D a v it team , w h ich h a s tAAm g am es to play w ith H illsdale. In view of th e high standings of both team s a g reat deal depends upon th e gam es and they will be hotly contested.