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May 17. 1018
ROBT. L. RUSSELL
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LOCATED AT SIXTH AND CLAY STS. 1
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CHAS. F. McKEE, Cashier.
L. II. DAVIS, Vice-PrrtiJenL
II. L. McPHERSON, Ant. Cashier.
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(By GUY CARPENTER. SUIT Co,
respondent International Newt
Washington, May 16. George
II. Bishop, crack rifleman of Com
pane G, of the Eighteenth Infantry,
U. 8. A., haa closed hi record aa
tniper. He haa beeii cent back to this
country and ia at the army hospital
at Fort McIIenry undergoing treat
ment for a shattered left hand,
mangled when the barrel of hia rifle
busrt on the tw.nty-flrst day of his
service in the third-line trenches
northwest of TouL
"No, it don't look like I would ever
do any shooting of any account
again," he said today. "But I'm glad
I got in the few good shots I could
while the going was good. When I
get this hand fixed op I'll get back
on soma job. It's been awkward try
ing to get used to having only ona
hand, but I'm getting so I don't have
to have much help."
Bishop's story of the long days in
the trenches, of the never-ending
search on the horizon for the bobbing
head of German, or a moving ob
ject, of the skill of the Yankee marks
men and his stoic attitude toward
tha discomforts of his lire, gives a
clear picture of tha part tha boys
from home are playing in the strug
gle to smash the Kaiser's cohorts.
Bishop is six footer, with dark
brown eyea which bring back to the
mind the eyea of the native Ameri
cana famoua for their length of vis
ion. He ia tanned to deep brown
and even though he may never again
be able to use hia left hand, he stiU
would prove no unworthy foe to any
This is Bishop's story of how he
went to the trenches and what he did
in the sniper's nest
"I went into the army several
weeks after I left my home in Young
town, Ohio. I had been chauffeur,
but friends, of mine wanted to join
up with the regulars. I was sworn in
December IS, 1914. I got my band
blown up just year and one week
after that date. '
"I waa sworn in at Douglas, Aril.,
and atuck with my outfit right
straight through, being in tha second
battalion. There waa much to do
around Douglas, where we were sta
tioned moat of the time. The best
fun we had was getting used to our
rifles and getting so we could bit that
old bull's eye nine timea out of ten.
Somehow I got the hang of tha trick
"And 1 waa glad I had when we
got to France, because I waa give
chance to do more shooting thaa lota
of the fellows got. After we had
been in training awhile, we went up
la auto trucks to tha front
"Almost as soon as we got near
the Verdun sector, that la near this
town of TouL we were sent into some
trenches to relieve soma Frenchmen.
It was rotten weather when we went
m, too. Ruin must of the time and
cvld. For all that we just figured
that better weather waa en Ha way
and as long aa we were in fee U we
might as well go through.
Ua our front the trenches, which
they called tha front lino trenches,
were lined ap back of each other.
There were three lines, and I got en
the third line. There ia much differ
ence between the first three lines.
They're not very far apart, and Its
easy to go visiting from ana to the
other. We usually knew most of the
gossip of what waa going an tn the
linea the other companies were liv
"In my company they served out
twelve seta of high powdered glasses.
Yon can't And any fault with them
glasses, they're tha best money can
buy. Our line was-about 900 yards
from the German trenches, but when
you took squint through tha gtaasea
the German seemed to be abowt
twenty-Av yards away. Soma of the
sharpshooters had telescopes mounted
on their guns, but soma of us got al
most aa well using tha double glasses.
At that w could damp a bullet moat
any place we wanted to on the Ger
man line without wains; glsesssi
Thia ia the way wa worked ia tha
daytime. The . dugouts were built
right into the trenches. It was just
as If you made a hoi in the breast
works and dropped bag hi It and
piled dirt aver the stop. - Of eoureei
that fcsa't Uie wsy it's done. The eeg-
out ia built up of Mm be re and shoring
just tha way a mine twrmet is. Bat
the top of the dugoat is a nelly of
"Thea another act of board at-bid
aver the roof, but apace) ia left be
tween tha roof and the ae ootid layer
of boarda, th dirt being wiled wp ei
tha second sat of board.' This Wave
a narrow slit open -which la veer
shooting station. - Ye can see- th
German trenches An, bat they aa't
so you, nleaa they are teokieg at
your section of th trench just when
you shoot and so th flash of tha
"The first time w went into the
trenches w stayed tan - days. We
were all eraty to get shot, but It
rained most of th time and th Ger
mans kept pretty low. - But we got
few shots at soma of the wagons we
saw on th other aid and tried oat
some shots at place where tha of
ficers had doped H oat that tha Ger
man snipers were laying.
On our second trip in we got mora
chances, for th weather waa batter
and wa could get tha range better.
Then we'd had a chance to talk things
over when we want back to eur bil
let for a rest and some of th officers
give us some good dope.
"I got aa good a place to shoot
from on tha second trip aa I had tha
first time up. About th first day we
were in th Germans put soma tin
cans up and wa sure did pepper them
cans. Then, of course, we were al
ways watching for the periscopes.
But it'a getting so that it la hard to
knock them down, because th Ger
mans keep moving them and yoa got
to dope out which way tha Stick ia
going to move and get it on tha wing.
It takes some shooting-even from
good rests like era had t get a mov
ing littls box like a periscope on th
"Th best time of tha day for aa
was early in the morning. It seamed
like aa If tha Germans weren't so
careful then. Anyway, th light
seemed better, after th mist was
burned out, and w sura used to pat
in soms good licks after breakfast
It doesnt do for a man to be always
shooting. Tha first thine be know,
hia shooting post will be spotted. We
got so wa aaed to do our looking from
one peekhola and when we -sew some
thing that looked suspicious 01 some
thing that waa moving la on of th
traverse tranche, we'd jump ever to
our firing stations and try ane on it
"By thia ech.me wa didn t stand
much chance of getting hit, becaase
wa never did any shooting rom the
place wher w did our spotting and
wo apent moat of th Urn trying to
And a good mark to shoot at
"I dont know - what W waa that
made my gun bust Maybe some wa
ter got into it some way. I never did
And anybody who could explain it
very clear. - But tha aid gun decided
to bust and my left hand got eome of
it They ssy it won't eves' so r any
us to me and from th looks of It I
guess it won't It happened De
cember it. just two day t bafer
Christmas. I sure had a rotten
"But I'm not worrying much. My
luck wasn't so bad. Bom of our
bunch got killed, yoa know. One man
in a eompany right near mine got a
bullet cleaa through hia head. And
ha was sitting, ia th trench at th
time. It was a stray bullet, I guess.
Probably waa shot from a trench
over U one aide and hit eometisng
and bounded straight along on of
oar trendies. I guess they can Ax
thia hand up eo It will help a lot ia
holding a steering wheel and 1 know
machiaea good enough se I eaa get a
job aa chauffeur. From what I hear
chauffeur are making bigger money
thaa they eves diL.
"Thea tha Government will Ax it
so 1 can learn ta telegraph if 1 went
to. I guess that ain't a ceaaoav foe
at to worry.
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With a supreme contempt for the SLACKER,
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Government, supporting every measure it
puts forth.- .
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