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AS WAR HOPES ARE BLASTED
HIS LOVE HOPES BRIGHTEN
Captain Louis Jost of
The Volunteer Brigade
Was a soldier boy to boast of,
He never was afraid.
He was a truly soldier,
But not the usual kind.
For when he went to war, he wouldn't
Leave his girl behind.
Louis Jost, who lives at 2152 W.
Harrison street, and who is 10 years
old, loved the girl across the street,
Elizabeth McGill, who is 9, but their
parents frowned upon their marriage.
So after struggling against that
terrible, enemy to true love, parental
opposition, for a long time, Louis de
cided tp go to war, and he wanted
to get right in the forefront of the
battle, so that he might be shot down
by Mexican greasers as a fitting re
venge on cruel parents who had tried
to blast his romance.
Yesterday he met Elizabeth at the
appointed place. He bid her the
usual soldier's farewell. Of course,
though, Elizabeth began to carry on
in the usual weak, womanly wayand
create a scene.
She said that if Louis went, she'd
go, too. This was a puzzler for
Louis. But finally he agreed to take
her along and try to induce Gen.
Wood to give her a job as a nurse or
some thing. And so they started".
A long time they rode. Their minds
ran to being threatened by Indian
tribes, but Ehzabeth was with a sol
dier, so she didn't mind. They
imagined wild animals would appear
andworry the engineer, but Louis
knew he could kill off a few of them
and scatter the rest.
And then the darned old Sandman
came along. After awhile Louis felt
a hand on his shoulder. Louis looked
up at a man in uniform and brass but
tons. With a soldier's instint Loais
reached for hi&gun, but the man sat
isfied Louis that he, too wasa
Louis saluted. "Is this Mexico?"
'But Louis' adventure was at an
end. "Mexico" proved 'to be only
State and Madison streets, and a
good-natured policeman took them
P. S. At a late hour our war cor
respondent was notified that there
was great festivities in which ginger
cakes -played a large part and that
the parental ban on the romance of
Louis and Ehzabeth has been some
Rumored War Department will call
National Guard. Preparations for de
parture rushed. Hospital corps busy.
President Abrams, Northwestern
University, warns students against
hasty enlistment Tol'd to consult
parents before going.
Women marched into South' Chi
cago recruiting station leading six
foot husband by hand. Told married
man not wanted. Chased hubby
home to wash children.
Hundreds ready to volunteer here
if Carranza joins Huerta.
Henry Haller, Ravenswood avjator,
organizing company of 50 airmen.
Joseph Alvarez, 1407 E. 0th st.,
born in Mexico City, wants citizen
ship papers. Says he has good job
and don't want to leave country.
Order of 250,000 pounds of fresh
bee'f received by Armour & Co. Will
be rushed to Mexican frontier. Big
orders for prepared food also placed.
Red Cross ready. 4,500 nurses can -be
sent at once.
William Vaight, 40, 830 S. State st.,
applied for enlistment. Refused. Sui-S
Three-inch field piece being used to 1
aid enlistment in first Illinois provi-'
Harold J. Witherspon walked from
Whiting, Ind to enlist in naval ser
vice. Run over a block from re-
cruiting station by trucker. Refused
on account of injured foot