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March 23, 1918.
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THE ZONE SYSTEM.
The Ij'ei'l Ailiiiintatrulinn in w rk
tnjr cut a lone system fur tin ilia
tr'bu'ion of bitumtnoui ro.il, rxpert
to make tremendous tnvinvi in mil
tuy. With the annual iroduction of
bi'i'i ilnoua real approximiit'-ly 300,.
00 1,000 tona, or flu per cent of the
ciuniry'a output, it ia estimated that
tnt ..v.ng will unmunt to 1 6.000.0(M
car in lea. Thia nieana that the aumv
number of rara wou'd make almost
3(10, U'JJ additional tnpa from the
ni'n- a which would be equivalent U
an in'nase in productoin waa re
"Jured brauae they could not gpt
can to lead the output and few had
tor Re facilitiea.
Th? iilia of the plui. la to have cuul
conaume l aa near aa poamble wiirrc
it ia m'n.'d, which ia not the general
pract c n.W. I'Todueta of different
portions are aent lung distance in
ninny instances, laivvi becau.te peo
ple of one auction i'uve become ai
ruatinti'd to uxini; a eurtuulur pro
duct A law.! pari of the coul which the
tem will prevnt from moving
'c.t out of tho ta.tiern producing
f'rMnrts will be available for uae in
New Knrjand insofar aa it can be
I'nder the zone ayatem. Western
Kenturky fields will aupply Kentucky,
Tennessee, Misjt.aaippi, Arkaiihua,
Ixuisiana, Illinoia, Wisconsin, In
diana, Texaa. j
The President signed the Huilroud
Lieut. NumreMer, a French avin
ti r. hat limufht down 31 piano, ac
tual count, not Kueaa work,
Prof Scott NeuriiiL' hua been in
dicted in Nw York for circulating
The Klkton Tunes mya Kev. W
H. Kyals, of Trenton, will preach at
Armageddon tomorrow. Not, how
ver at the one in France.
The report romea from lluenoa
Airea that llic llntmh ateainer Amoa
on haa been aunk. a veaae! of more
than 10,0110 tona
The American consul at Odeaaa
scaped before the Cvrniun occu. a
tion of that city aim ia now safe
The American made a trench raid
Last of Lunevill, Wednesday nitflit
and engajred in aoma band to hand
In a rolliaion between the Ameri
can deatroyer. Mauley, ami a lint
lah warship March I't, I.ieut. Hich
ard Klliott, of New Turk city, ami
three men were killed and 1 1 wound
A poultry writer haa a lenirthy ar
ticle in an exchange on "How to Set
a Hen." The beat way ia to aet her
on eKK- A door knob may do to
put her on trial, but in the end ahe
muat have aomethiiiK that will hatch
or her time will be wwd
Kentucky legialatora and their
wives were fueata of ties. Hale at
l ump Zachary Taylor Thureday. The
IHviMon paaaedin review before the
vnitore and aa compliment to the
vwttora raa attack waa demoiiHtrat-ti
"Over the Top"
Bf Aa Amerlcsa Soldier
ARTHUR CDT EffPET
AfecSa Ceeaer Strflng tm Ftmntt
4wernM, It'll, kf anawr way I
On HI Own.
Of courae Tommy cannot alwaya be
pnxlurtnt- playa under (Ire hut whde
In reat hilleta he haa numerona other
waya of amusing hlmaelf. He la
irrent rnmbler, but writ playe for
largo atiikea. Oenerally, In each com
pany, you will find a rvgutur I'andeld.
Thia man hnnka nearly all the game
of rhiincv. and la an undlaputed author
ity 4n the mica of gambling. Wb
ever there la an argument among the
Totnmlea a hon t anme nnrertnln point
aa to whether Houghton la entitled to
Watklna' alxence. the matter la taken
to the rerogntxed authority and hla de
rtxion la tinal.
The two moat popular gnmee are
Tnmn and Anchor" and "llouae."
The pamphemalla niw-d In "frown
and AiK'hur" eimalata of a piece of ran
ena two feet by three fi-et Thia la
cHvhUii Into alx equal aiiiirea. In tlieae
piiin- are ptilntcd a rlnh, diamond.
hetirt. in ile, crown, and an anchor,
one device to a aqniire. There are
thn-e dice uaed, each dice marked the
aume aa the ciinvaa. The banker acta
up hla gambling outfit In the corner ol
billet and atnrta bnlly-hnolng until a
crowd of Tomndea gathera around;
then the game at art a.
The Tomtnlea place beta on the
iunrea, the rrnwn or anchor being
played the moat. The banker then
roll a hla three dice and collect a or pay a
out aa the cn may be. If you play
the rrown und one anowa op on the
dlee'yon wt even money. If two ahow
um you receive two to one, and If three.
three to one. If the rrown doea not ap
l nr and you hnve bet on It. you loae,
and ao on. The percentage for the
banker la Inrge If every equare la
plnyed, but If the crowd la partial to,
ny two aiuiirea, he hna to truat to
luck. The bunker generally wlna.
The game of "flouae" la very popular
alao. It tnkea two men to run It. Thia
game cnual-tta of ouincroua Kuare of
canltxinrd containing three rowa of
nuuilieri. five nuiiibera to a row. Ttie
nuinbera run from one to ninety. Each
card bua a dlfTi-reut combination.
The French "eat tun I not a" In the vll
lugea are oen from eleven In the morn
ing until one In the afternoon In ac
cordance with army onlera.
After dinner the Tomtnlea congre
gate at the- placea to drink French
Ih-t at a penny a uluaa aud play
Aa aoon aa the eatumlnet la aultl-d.-ntly
crowded the pnprletora of the
-Houa.'" game get buay and. aa they
term It, "form a whiad." Thia conalata
of going around and Belling car da at
a franc each. If they have leu In the
ecbool, the bnckera of the game de
duct two franca for their trouble and
the winner geta eight fruues.
Thou the game atnrta. Each buyer
place hla carl before hi in ou the ta
ble. Brut breaking up uiutcbea luto fif
teen pi i -cea.
One of the hackera of the game haa
a amull rlotb bag In which are ninety
cardlHHird Miuarea, each with a num
ber printed thereon, from one to nine
ty. Ho ropa on the talile and erica
out : "Eyea dim n, aiy lucky luda.
All nolne ceuaea und every one la at-
The eroUiler plucea ilia hand III the
hag aud ilruwa forth a uumbcred
aquare aud linninlluli ly calla out the
uuiiiIht. The uiaii who owua the curd
llh that particular uuinher ou It,
cover the aguure with a match. The
one who covcre the lifteeu nuinln-ra ou
bl card tlrat abouta "House." The
other backer Iniuicdiutcly coinea over
to him and verlllea the curd by culling
out the uuiuIhT thereon to the niuu
with the bug. Aa encb number la
called be plcka It out of the one
picked from the hag und hay. "Itlght."
If the count la right be boutx. "Iloune
correct, pay the lucky g utli iiian. und
aell blm a curd fur the next acli.Nd."
The "lucky gentleman" generally buya
one unleaa he baa a mixer truce lu
Then another collection la made, a
school fonued, and tbey carry on with
The cutler-out hua ninny nlcknumea
for the numbers aueh aa "Kelly'a Eye"
for one, "L-g'a Eleven" for eleven.
"Olckety-click" for alxty-aix. or "Top
of the houae" ineuulng ninety.
The guiue Is honeat aud quite en-
joyubbt. hoiuctlinca you have fourteeu
nuiulaTS ou your curd covered und
you are waiting for the nrteeuth to be
culled, lu an Imploring voice you cull
out, "(dine ou, Watklna, chuiu, I ui
aeutliig ou 'Kelly's Eye.'"
Watklna generally replica, "Well,
keep out of a draft, you'll catch cold."
Another ganio Is "I'outoou," played
with cunla; It Is the suiue as our
"I Hack Jack," or "Tweuty-one."
A card game railed "llrag" la also
popular. l'lng a caaluo diik, the
dealer di-ula each player three canla.
It ia klinilu to our poker, except for
the fact that youmly uae three card
and cuii not draw. The deck la never
ahutlled until a mau abows three of a
kind or a "w-lle" as It Is called. The
value of the bauds are, high card, a
pair, a run, a fluah or three of a kind
or "prlle." The limit Is gem-rally a
penny, ao It Is hard to win a fortuuo.
The next In popularity la a card
game called "Nap," It la well named.
tCvery time I played It 1 wvut to Bleep,
Whtat aud Solo whlat are played by
the highbrows of the nanpauy.
When the gamblers lire of all other
gaiutta they try "banker aud Urukei,"
I kf 1 m-VH tl v'l l-
of the Tuiiitiilea how In .-v iil'-r. rn
b-nu I Won thirty tt fnui' llo-y
declared that liny didn't "fluency" the
Tommy playa few mr l pim-i; the
general run never heard of (x.kcr. eu
chre, seven up, or plno hie. They lime
a gnme similar to plmnhle called
"Iloyal Ifailque," but few know how to
Oenerally there are two ilecka of
rarda In a aeetlon, and In a rhort time
they are ao dog-eared and grcnay, you
ran hardly tell the are of aiuiili-a from
the aee of hearts. The nwncra of lhi"e
decks sometimes cihhI.-wi ml to lend
then after much ciaixing.
Ho you see, Mr. Atklna bn hli fun
mixed In with hla hurdalilp and. con
trary to popular belief, the r ink am!
file of the Itrltlah army In the tr. iu'li -1
la one big hapiy fuuilly. Now In V'r-
glnla, St achool. I wna fel on old Mi-
Ouffy'a primary reader, which gave inn
n opinion of an KniHahmim almnt
equal to a 71 Minute Man's Inn kid up
by a Sinn Felner'a. Hut I found Tout- '
my to be the best of mutea ami a gen
tleman thniugh and thromrh. He m-cr i
thinks of knocking his olllcera. If one
mukes a eoatly mlatnke und Tommy ,
pays with hla Mood, there la no g-n- ,
erul condemnation of the olllcer. He j
la Juat pitted. It Is exactly the anmc
ss It was with the Llcht (IrU-mlc lit
llulactava, to say nothing of Callipoll,
Neuve Clinpelle and Loom. lYrwmally
remember little locldeut where
Meeting a Gaa
twenty of ns ere aent cm a trench
raid, ouly two of ua returning, but I
will tell thia atory later on.
I suld It wua a big happy family, ntn!
ao It Is. but us In all happy fuiiilll. .i
there are servants, an In tin- HrltKh
army there are also servant, ollicera'
servants, or "t. 8." ua they an- p Tined.
In the Anierl cau army the cominoji
nuuie for them Is "dog roldicrx." From
a controversy In the English pain r,
Winston Churchill made the Mntc
incut, as far a I run remen.her, that
the officers' acrvanta In the l!riil-li
forces totaled nearly two hundred
thousand. He claimed tluit thia re
moved two hundred thousand cc
tlouully good and w. ll Irnlncd lighter
from lbs actual tlrlnK line, clklminc
that the otllccr. win n selecting a mun '
for servant's duty, generally picked lb.-,
niaj who had b.i u out the longest and
knew the ra.pi s.
Hut from niy ohscratlon 1 find that
a large percentage of the servants do
go over rhe top, but behind the lines
they very seldom .ngugc In divine
parties, fatigue, paradis ,r dulls.
This work Is n Decennary a in limllv
eugaglng In an attack, tln-reforc I thins
It would lie aafe to any that the all
round work of the two liumln d thuii
aulld la alaiut equal to lifie ihons:iml
men who are on atraiglit nnliiiiry dn
ties. In uumeroua Insianccs. oilicers'
servauta hold the rank of lancc-coi p.s
raU and tbey atwuiim the same ilu;u-
and authority of a hull, r, il.e one
stripe gUIng blm precedence omt the
There are lot of uinuMi,n- stories
told of "tl. 8."
One day one of our uni li r went Into
the servstita' billet and eomne need
"hlllldlllg" ut tin-Ill. sum til; ili.it his
borae bud no at raw und tln.t he per
sonally knew that aliuw !...! ..s n la- l
sued for thia purMse. II. called tin- I
luuee-corral to accuuut. 'Hie cor-
porul auawered, "Inline me, air, tlie I
straw was Issued, hut tli.ro wasn't i
euougb left over from the xituiiiIh'
beds lu fact, we bud to use some of
the 'a? to Vlp out. air."
li is ueeoica in auy tnat the serv
auta dlsp.ma.-d with their ilt heds
that particular night.
NevertheleaM It la not the I .i nit of
the ludlvldual ollhvr, ll la Ju-t the sur
vival of a quaint old English cuit.mi
You kuow an Eiiglishmmi cannot he
changed lu a duy.
Hut the sverugo llnll -li i.ilu is a
guial aporu lie will alt on u liiv s. p
aud llsl.'U rvs-.-tiully to I'rlvai.
Jones' th.siry of the way the war
abould be conducted. . Ihu m,r Is
gradually vruiuhliiig the om-e h.mh
luountuhiM wull of caste.
You would be ivinliic.d of this If
you Could am1 Kli' ti.-oihe go umon.
hla lueu on au li)(--ii iuh: lom vii
ore, or pauae b.Kre a Unit .!
irnaa In anrtte ahcll ttieaed field with
tear In hla eyea aa ba rends the In
ocrtptlou. And s little Inter perh
Ix-ml over a wogmled man on a stretch
er, patting him on the head.
More thai once In a hospital I have
seen a titled lied Cross nn rue fetching
and carrying for a wounded soldier,
pcrhniai the one who In rlvtl life de
livered the coal at her hack door. To
day ahn does not ehrlnk from llghtl.ig
hla fug or evrd waahlDg his grimy
Tommy admires Allert of Itelgtum be
es ue he Is not a pusher of men; he
buds them. With him It's not a rase
of "take that trench," It la "dune on
and we will take IL"
It la amualng la notice the different
rhuraetrrlHtles of the Irish, Scutch and
Vjigllsh soldiers. The Irlah aud Beotch
i re very Impetoona, especially when It
r mica to bayonet lighting, while the
I'n-'tHtiinan, though a trifle slower,
inoniugniy does bis bit; no la nmre
methodical and haa the grip of a bull
dog on captured position. Ue Is
lower to think that la the reason why
he never knows whea he Is licked.
Tweuty minutes before going over
the top the Engllab Tommy will alt on
the Are atep and thoroughly examine
H e mechanism of hla rifle to aee that it
la In working order and will Are nroo-
erly. After this examination he Is sat
isfied and ready to meet the Ilorhea.
I tilt the Irtxhmnn or Scotchman slta
on the fire step, his rifle with bayonet
fixed between bis knees, tbe butt of
1 tP.ii-N a
.At " .-a t;V'Vr-
i . aVi HSki'inn mi
and Infantry Attack.
which erhnpe la sinking Into the mud
the Is .It couldn't be 0ieneil with
, team of homea It la ao runty but be
aplta on hla sleeve and alowly polish
; hi ha) .met ; when thia la done be also
I ready to argue with Frit
It la not uccciMUiry to mention the
colonial (the 1'unudiuna, Auatralluna
j ami New Zcalonilcra), the whole world
I kuoua what tbey have doue for Eng
I The Atistrullun and New Zeuluuder
j I termed the "Ansae," taking the
inime from the Drat letters of tbelr of
lielal designation, Australian aud New
.. ii In nil army cerpe.
Tommy Ulvldea the German army
Into thr.se cluaaes sccordlng to their
lighting abilities. Tbey rauk as fol
low: I'ruHsluus, llararlana aud Sax
ons. When up against a Prussian regl
ineiit it Is a cuae of keep your Dapper
Is low the purajiet a ad duck. A bung
hang uli the time and a wur Is on. The
Havurtuns are llttlo better, but the
Sii mm are fulrly good aports aud are
willing occasionally to behuve as geu-tleiii.-u
aud take It eusy, but you can
not truat any of tbcui overloog.
At one polut of the Hue the trenches
were ubout thirty-two yurds atsirt.
'1'Ij Is aouuda borrlblo, but la fuct It wua
easy, because neither sldo could shell
I bo enemy's fnmt-llne trench for fear
shell would drop Into tbelr own. Tula
eliminated artillery lira.
Iu these trenches when up agulnat
the l'ruaalaus aud Havarlaus, Tommy
hud a hot time of It, but when the Sax
on "t.iok over" It was a plculc; tbey
would yell scroas that tbey were Sax
ons and would not Ore. Iloln aides
would sit ou the luirapet and carry oo
a conversation. This geucrully Collat
ed of Tommy telling theui bow much
he loved the kulaer, while the Saxons
informed Tommy that King Ueorge
wua a particular friend of theirs aud
hop.sl tlmt be was dolug nicely.
W lieu the Bulona were to be relieved
by I'rusaiuua or llavarlana, tbey would
jell tid Information across No Mun's
Ijind und Tommy would immediately
tumlile luto bis trench aud keep his
If uu English regiment waa to be re
lieved by the wild Irish. Tommy would
t. II the Suxona, and Immediately a vols
h y of "laaiuer uod Ulltsens" could
he hcurd aud It wua Frlts's turn to gut
a crick lu his back from stooping, aud
the iKtiiAe lu ltcrllu would close their
t'sually when an Irishman takes over
s trench. Jnat before "staud down" In
the morning, be stick i hla rifle over
the lop, alined lu the direct I.Kl of H.T
II u, und eugug.-a lu what la kuowu aa
the "mad minute.' Thia consists of
tiring rift.-eu shots In a minute. Ile
l Uot alining st anything In particular
J.wt fermla over each shot with a
KEPT HER AlAKE
TU TerriLU Paini la Btk ui
Sides, Cartlai Cart Relief. .
Marksvltle, L. Mn. Alice Johnson,
of Ihls place, write! "For one yrar I
tuflerrd with in awful misery In my back
and tide. My left tide waa hurling me
all Die lime. The misery waa something
I could not do anything, not even sleep
at nlgtiL It kepi me awake most ol the
eight . . I look different medicines, but
nothing did me any good or relieved me
until I look Cardul .. .
I waa sot able to do any of my work
(or one year and I got worse all the lime,
wa confined to my bed olt and on. I got
o bad with my back that when I (looped
Jowa I was not able to straighten up
gain ... i decided I would try Ceroid
. . . Dy time I had taken (he entire bottle
I was feeling pretty good and could
itraifhtee up and my pains were nearly
I than always praise Cardul. I coa
Inued taking it until I waa strong and
ell." II you suffer from pains due to
female complaints, Cardul may be Just
what you need. Thousands ol women
ho once lu tiered la this way now praise
Zardui tor their present good health.
3Jve It a trial. NC-133
prayer, hoping that one of hla strays
wUl get some poor unnuapeetlng Frits
In the napper hundred of yards be
hind the lines. It generally does; that'e
the reason the Iloches bate the man
from Erln'a Isle.
The Saxon a, though better than the
Prussians and Bavarians, have a nasty
trait of treachery In tbelr makeup.
At one point of the line where the
trenches ' -ere very close, stake wae
driven Into the ground midway be
tween the hostile lines. At night when
It wsa hit turn. Tommy would crawl
to thle Jtake end attach some London
papers to It, while at the foot be would
place tins of bully beef, fags, sweets,
and other delicacies that he bad re
ceived from mighty In the ever looked
for parcel. Later on Frits would come
out end get these luxuries.
The next night Tommy would go out
to see what Frlta put Into bis stocking.
The donation q rally consisted of
paper from lierlln, telling who wae
winning the war, gome tinned sausages,
cigars, and occasionally a little beer,
but a funny thing. Tommy never re
turned with the beer unless It wsa In
side of him. Ills platoon got a whiff of
his breath one night end the, offending
Tommy lost his job.
One night a young English eergeent
crawled to the stake and aa he tried to
detach the German paper a bomb ex
ploded and mangled blm horribly. Frits
had act a trap ami gained another vic
tim which waa only one more black
mark against him In the book of thle
war. From that time on diplomatic re
latione were severed.
Upturning to Tommy, I think bl
iplrlt Is best shown In the questions he
sake It is never "who Is going to win"
but alwaya "bow long wlU It taker
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