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apiece, or a face without eyes, here
and there. As they finished the song
it dawned upon me this was a train
load of blasted lives. The crowd be
gan to see, too, as they sang; here
and there a voice broke and stopped.
When the song approached its end,
only the Germans were singing. They
were the only happy ones there.
The nurses rushed forward with
steaming coffee cups; the crowd
pelted the train with boxes of cigar
ets and candy and apples. t A basket
fell short on the platform, broke
open, and a roasted chicken bound
ed across the way.
By stretching from my car "win
dow I could reach the hands of the
Germans, extended eagerly for a
One fellow was leaning sidewise
out of the window. I extended him
my hand, but he had no arm or
shoulder on that side. So he backed
away in the crush, turned around
and leaned out again, giving me his
only hand. "Wie gehts?" I asked.
He replied that he was very happy.
He was going home and wouldn't
have to fight any more. ,
The station platform -was littered
with apple cores, candy and cigaret
boxes and empty coffee tanks, when
the train started up again for
"home." "Bon voyage!" shouted
every voice but one. A surly fellow
yelled "Cochons!" (Pigs!) from the
edge of the crowd. A little man,
alone, made for him like a bulldog.
The big fellow hurried away, his
head down, defeated more by his own
shame than by the man of half his
As the train disappeared in the
switchyard, there came back to our
ears the cry, "Hoch der Schweitz!"
Afterwards, in Zurich, when I saw
another train load of crippled men
French, thfs time I heard that same
cry in the French tongue: "Vive la
Suisse!" 1 adopted that cry for my
own a cry that can.be put into any
language Hurrah for Switzerland,
and hurrah for all countries that ex-
1 pend their energies on -helping in-
I stead of killing men. s
o o '
THIS SUFFRAGE LEADER TURNS
EDITOR TO HELP GET "VOTE"
Prominent as a suffrage Jeader and
ex-member of the congressional com
mittee of the National American
Woman Suffrage association,, she is
now busying herself in Washington
as editor of The Suffragist, a weekly
champion of the cause.
Sir Speaking of police burglars, a
guy thrust a gun in my face one dark
night last spring and said, "Thank
you!" Puzzled, I asked him what he
thanked me for. "For that nice gold
watch and chain you are going to
give me," he replied. Then he took
it. B. B