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o fr THE HERALD. _
Stod to tIe UpblIdl of the Wet ide of the Iver. "A very live and edltable weekly Mewopapep."-MANUFACTURERW RECORD. UNITED STATES G(VEDNMENT
-XXV. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, THURSDAY. APRIL 25. 1918. No. 50.
I - . -
FERSONALS I
Ap I OTHERWISE
Alice Guillot and Ruth Mou
- ayeette, La., were visitors to
'. Albert Gullot this week.
Matrons Club was entertained
Il 0. Aycock Tuesday afternoon.
'I .l players were Mrs. J.
TM r (playing for Mrs. E. Man
Mrs. t. J. Williams, and Mrs.
N. Vesien. Mrs. J. A. Garland
for Mrs. T. U. Buchholz) re
t ti consolation.
Nat Chestnut left for Pittsburg
- id a while.
rn Archie Chestnut and Charles
N have returned to Morgan City
l aP-dg the week end with
asd relatives here.
dg W. Burgis has returned
I aiter a stay in Touro Infirmary,
Srapidly improving.
.. L. L Carnish, who was strick
" wibparalysis a few days ago is
Mary Wills and Mr. Walter
 leave for Canada April 29.
B W. B. King, father of Dr. A. C.
Is quite sick.
s L, W. Peterson entertained :he
glday Afternoon Five Hundred
The successful players were
1ggend Herbert and Mrs. W.
L pleL Mrs. Ward Sadler receiv
Sg consolation. The next meet
$ will be held at the home of Mrs.
S JWsFrtosh.
a d Mrs. J. W. Ford spent the
S ad in Covington, La., the
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
, N. McNeelY.
3M. J. W. Ford, formerly Miss An
SLamise McNeely, is home from
bqallle, La., where she was teach
. 0d Mrs. H. W. Hauffe and
Mrs. T. Cassiday and daugh
Oale uad Mrs. C. Flscner mo
SPlradis and to Des Allemand
sad spent a most enjoyable
J I Asold of Patterson St., has
uI _ from Hotel Dieu after under
as operation and is doing nice
"al T. U. Buchholz entertained the
-A-y Night Euchre Club. The suc
players were Miss S. Kappler,
i. Turatich and Mrs. P. Cogne
(playing for Mrs. J. Owens), Mrs.
Ineb. s reeived the consolation.
& L Brookes will entertain at the
. sad Mrs. J. P. Vezien spent
at Bogalusa, La.
melry Barrois who has been
b sb parents at Jesuit Bend,
Ms brother Jules Barrols of our
stmrmed to Camp Beauregard
S ard Twickler returned to
 armegard after a few days
speat here with his parents.
Mrs. N. Barrois of Jesuits
am speda a few days here
~. N. eNeely spent the week
l emste with his family.
Sha. L. Yet left Sunday to
hr has elad in Jacksonville, Fla.
thmre they will visit New York
otevr Atlantic ports.
:b Saturday Night Euchre Club
Iet the home of Mrs. L. DeLaup
lUrgm. The successful players
lmMs L. DeLaup and Mrs. J. Ger
I Lelie Joly of Plaquemine,
a while with her als
!F. M. Heuner of Pelican
iSMlday Night Euchre Club
tb home of Mrs. A. Corbett.
players were Miss Es
and Mrs. J. Conrad.
fell to the lot of Mrs.
The next meeting will be
as hoeme of Mrs. J. Conrad.
Sutherland returned from
and has accepted a posl
I0 steamship Ella Andrews.
George has returned from
Ala., and is stationed at the
DBodreaux and brother
spent Suaday at Abita
P. Walter and daughters re
irfayette after spending
with Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Twlckler returned
8prIng Sunday after
4 few days there.
Munaterman and little
!h as Jr., of Buras, La.,
a week here with rela
d Mrs. M. W. Geldert left
y for Paeagoula.
J. Vanderlinden and fami
.' 8. Webert and family,
:In. W. Mermillold and
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mermil
aturday at West End.
Ia Smlth is visiting Soto,
Scott in the interest of
Cirele.
ga Smith is still in Lake
the interest of Revenue
Me. H. Wagner and
Clara Henley, L. and
Sad Bsite Kelly and Mes
Sa Harry Henley spent
day at Concession,
friende of Mr. Jas.
a-eua St.. will regret to
Judtla left yesterday for
ter spending a few days
Afternoon Euchre
.- reek at the home of
kro. The sueeesstful
Mrs. A. Graf, Mrs. W.
Mim Salome Kappler,
Mr. Chas. Hoffstetter.
kashols received the
Mrs. A. Diket will be
Rnuat meeting.
S, Dva s and son are
'Il Lafourche, La.
Twelve Euchre Club
of Miss Jose White.
·ra~ were Mrs. F.
r charts. Miss
MnU d, the coumeola
.m the week-eat at
It New Yark,
A patriotic meeting under the au
spices of the women of our town
took place Thursday night at the H.
N. G. C. Hall with a good attendance
and much interest was displayed. Dr.
J. E. Pollock, who is interested in the
work of the Child's Welfare Asso
ciation in Algiers, acted as master
of ceremonies and introduced the
several speakers, whose remarks
were greeted with frequent applause.
E. W. Burgis made a patriotic ad
dread, urging continued effort on
the part of the people at home to
back up the men at the front so
our arms shall be victorious Mrs.
W. A. Porteous spoke both as to
the aims and purposes of the Coun
cil of National Defense and Child's
Welfare and in connection with the
latter urged all mothers to have
their babies weighed and measured
last Monday.
Emile Stier, of the Red Cross.
dwelt upon the great work of that
society, which is ably represented in
Algiers, and his announcement that
the New Orleans Chapter had just
been placed on the honor roll met
with hearty applause. Miss Nettle
Hart spoke on "Food Conservation."
A vocal selection, "Marseillaise,"
was rendered in a beautiful voice
by Miss Georgina Hebert, accompa
nied by Prof. F. Hebert.
Selections were rendered during
the evening by the orchestra of Mc
Donogh No. 4 school, under the di
rection of Miss L. Averill. The Boy
Scouts of Troop 32 were on duty
at the hall and acquitted themselves
creditably.
BUILDINGS DESTROYED BY FIRE
Fire destroyed one building and
damaged another at 2:20 o'clock
Friday morning, causing loss to the
extent of $1,150, with little insur
ance. The building 1333-35 Nunez
street, owned and occupied by Annie
Washington. who was not at home.
was completely destroyed, together
with the contents, while the house
at 1337 Nunez street an dits con
tents blonging to Joseph White.
were damaged $350. A fire alarm
box was broken open with a brick
by some unknown party who gave
the alarm. A telephone call also
was sent to Crockett fire company
at Gretna and the auto-hose wagon
responded.
CAPTAIN OF VESSEL RE
ARRESTED.
Captain Adolph Hulst, interned
for the war at Algiers, master of
the German freighter Hohenseldt
that was interned at Savannah, was
re-arrested in New Orleang Saturday
morning on instructions from Wash
ington. Department of justice of
ficials would give no explanation of
what was back of the order for
Hulst's re-arrest.
It was Hulat who testified after
his first arrest in Savannah that
he had received official orders to
destroy the machinery of his vessel.
He was then sent to the Internment
camp at Algiers. His wife had come
to New Orleans, and was seriously
ill in a boarding house on Camp
street near Julia. Hulst had been
parolled to attend her, and was out
on an extension of parole when his
re-arrest was ordered.
FINED FIVE DOLLARS.
Recorder Goff imposed fines of $5
or thirty days on C. J. Harper, Jul
ius Spitzfaden and Oscar Spitzfaden,
Friday after a trial on charges of
disturbing the peace and reviling
the police. They were arrested by
Corporal Hoffman and Patrolman
Fisse at 2:30 Friday morninb. 1ne
accused paid their fines. James
Leddy, who is an engineer on a gov
ernment boat, was arrested at the
same time, but did not appear in
court.
W'ATCH OUR ENEMIES.
To the Herald, 500 Verret St.:
It has come to the notice of of
ficials that many people fail to 're
port suspicious and disloyal acts or
manifestations of sympathy for the
enemy, because of uncertainty as to
the proper official to approach.
It is very important that the Gov
ernment should have the assistance
of all citizens in detecting enemy
propaganda or suspicious activities
of individuals, and you will do a
service in notifying all people that
any communication addressed to
"Inteiligence Officer, Headquarters
Southwestern Department, Charles
ton, 8. C.," will receive attention
and be transmitted to the proper of
ficial of the Government for inves
tigation. The names of informants
will not be divulged and there need
be no fear, on the part of anybody,
of getting into trouble in case sus
picion prove to be unfounded.
Informants should indicate the na
ture and source of their Informat
ion, as well as the time and place.
niversary of the birthday of Mrs.
MoDuff.
Miss Anna Vanderlinden is spend
ing a while in Port Arthur, Texas,
with her sister, Mrs. H. L. Wallace.
The Junior Euchre Club met at
the home of Miss Florence Richards
in Delaronde St. The successful
players were Misses Rita Yuratich
and Evelyn Corbett. Miss Florence
Borne received the consolation. The
next meeting will be at the home of
Miss Evelyn Corbett.
Mrs. Chas. Casanova and baby of
B(dboa, Panama, are spending a
while here.
Mr. Robert Dill of Erie, Penn.,
left for home last Monday, after vis
tintg his two nelces, Mrs. Jas. Me
intoeh and Mrs. Walter Weidman.
SMrs. J. L. Collina, wife of Colonel
3. L. Collns, U. 8. A., who is r
_tag e General Pershing's starff in
Panes, and her littlte se, J. L. Col
he, II, are vlting Mrs. 3 . . Col
.9v. W. . Slseh was elected
--rh tes tf the Univermty eof
Alese) at he a, m.
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EiJOYABLE DAT
A most enjoyable truck ride was
given to Camp Ford last Sunday by
a jolly crowd of young folks.
The day was a most delightful
one; games were played and a
dainty lunch served. The crowd ar
rived home tired, but happy. Later
on. they accompanied Messrs. Archie
Chestnut and Charles Morse to the
depot on their departure for Morgan
City. The crowd was chaperoned
by Mrs. M. Heindel and Mrs. V. Bour
dette .
Those present were: Misses Katie
Chestnut, Katie Grundmeyer. Katie
Wolverton. Dora and Christine Es
singer, Mary and Eugene Mine. Lu
cille and Odette De Rocha. Stella
Weidman. Carrie Pope.. Emma
Grimes. Norita Fernandez. lone
Hoke. Emma Webb and Nellie Kest
ler; Messrs. Wm. Rice, Dewey Law
rence, Edward Usey, BenJ. Malain.
John Waiters. Eustace Voegtlin.
Jos. Blum, Bernie McCabe, Thos.
-Mine. Aug. Hoffman, Jos. Vincent.
Jas. Coney, Jas. Cola, Archie Chest
nut, Chas. Morse of Morgan City,
Wm. Kanawshki of New York, Mat
thew Heindel, Geo. Heindel and En
sign Fred Bloescher of New Jersey.
Confessions of a
German Deserter
The Pillaging and "
Ravaging of
Belgium
is told in detail by one who
participated-a Prussian
officer whose conscience
revolted at the atrocities,
causing him to desert.
The author-a young German
was an engineer with Von Kluck's
army when it crossed the Belgian
fronlier on the mad rush to reach
Paris. He participated in the en
tire campaign until the battle of
Mons, in which he was wounded
and sent to a hospital from which
he escaped over the Dutch fron
tier, finally reaching America. He
is in the United States now, regis
tered as an alien enemy, and has i
written his experiences for our
readers.
This Authentic, Vivid Story
of German Militarism and
"Kultur " as It Really Is
can be read in
THIS NEWSPAPER
Doe't Fail to Read It
S- rl'T meaYIN IN n. il - -W.
GAYL CITI PUDLICITI
Mayor Behrman's Address at Cincin
nati Declared Helpful to
Orleans.
New Orleans gained widespread
publicity through the address of
Mayor Behrman at the National For
eign Trade Convention in Cincinnati,
according to Walter Parker of the
Association of Commerce on his re
turn Monday. Speaking of New Or
leans foreign trade development as
"an example," the mayor was the
only speaker allowed to discuss local
advantages. Following his speech
the mayor was invited to speak at
six other places and to be guest of
honor at several banquets.
CHEAP ONIONS.
The Algiers people will be given
a nopportunity next Tuesday morn
ing to buy their winter supply of
onions very cheaply as they will be
soll from a box car on Tuesday
morning at the head of Alix St. The
price to all will *be 2 1-2 cents a
pound.
OLD CIII[IN ASSES
AWAY
Wednesday morning, about eight
thirty, one of our oldest residents.
Saul Sease, passed away, after spend
ing many useful years in the vicinity
of New Orleans. Mr. Sease was born
in 1829, on March 14, in Allegheny
county. Maryland, and, in his early
youth, he moved to Indiana, where he
lived near New Albany, Ind. Having
followed the steamboat carpenter bus
iness, he came to New Orleans in 1859
and in later years he became conspic
uous for the fact that he was one or
the few surviving crew of the famous
old steamboats. Robt E. Lee, Nat
chez, Katie, and others, upon which
he served as carpenter.
Mr. Sease will also be remembered
as having been foreman for many
years of the old Woods Dry Dock, and
among the older workmen in town,
perhaps he is one of the best known
foreman or bosses as hundreds resid
ing here learned their trade under
Uncle Saul, as he was called. He was
always recognized as being a glutton
for work, and it was often said of him
that where it required two or three
men to move timber, Uncle Saul
would pick it up himself and carry it
to where it was wanted.
Mr. Sease was married to Miss
Emasetta Lamb, who preceded him
to the grave a few years ago. The
only survivors are two grand-children,
Mrs. C. V. Kraft and H. Lee Sease
and three great grand-children, Dor
othy and Carlotta Kraft, and Helen
Sease.
The funeral will take place from
his late residence, 503 Olivier street,
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. In
terment will be in Greenwood Ceme
tery.
THE BLUE JACKETS TERPSI
('HOREAN CLUB.
The Blue Jackets Terpsichorean
Club will give their dance as usual
this Saturday evening at 8 P. M.
They hope to see all the young ladies
who usually attend these dances.
LIGHTLESS NIGHT ORDER
SUSPENDED.
"Washington, D. C., April 22.
"O'Kelly, Fuel Administrator,
New Orleans:-At the urgent re
quest of the Liberty Loan commit
tee. Dr. Garfield has decided to sus
pend operation of lightless night or
der beginning next Thursday night.
On account of late hour of lighting
brought about by daylight saving
bill, order will remain suspended un
til Sept. 1. when it will again be
come effective.
(Signed)
FUEL ADMINISTRATION,
NOYES.
ENJOYABLE SMOKER.
Members of Elmira Lodge No. 206
International Brotherhood of Boiler
makers, Iron Ship Builders and
Helpers of America, enjoyed a smok
er at Renecky's hall, Saturday night.
GoMl handle umbrellas were present
ed by the lodge to W. H. Todd, of
the Machinists, and J. J. LeBlanc,
of the Boilermakers, who served on
the arbitration board.
EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY.
Mr. Artie Cummiskey celebrated
the eighteenth anniversary of his
birth last week at the home of his
parents. 524 Seguin St. The even
Ing was most enjoyably spent and
refreshments were served. The
large birthday cake, a gift from his
mother, was cut by Miss Hattie Fas
terling.
Those present were, Misses Edna
Cnmmiskey, Nellie Donnely, Hattie
Fasterling, Hazel Gibb, Louise Aik
man, Christiana Zwicke, Evelina
Ellis, Stella Zatarain, Glessnes
Shirk, Hay Hauer, Mildred Hilde
brand, Phyllis Coyne, Eleanore Mit
chell, Helen Jones, Loulse Donnelly,
Margaret Spahr, Isabelle Russell,
Wilhelmina Dellam, Messrs. Jos. EI
lies, Chas. and Leon Legendre, Man
rice Robichaux, John Fastering, Ed
die Dallam. Thomas 8parr, Thos.
Heron, Frank Samuels, Claude
Hauer, Xavier Ellis, John Donnelly,
Martin and Robert Cummiskey, Mr.
sad Mrs. Jno. Klelin, Mr. Paleonia,
JMr. Gets, Mr. sad Mrs. Dellam,
Mr. sad Mrs. W. Bllis.
The Conf gn
of a Ger a "
Deserter
Wrilten by a Prussian Officerý
Who Participated in the Ravag-". 4
ing and Pillaging of Belgium ..
b,,' br a,*it , i', Aru ,
CHAPTER I.
I am a German soldier. Naturally
at the time when the war started we
did not know that there would be such
a war as is being waged today.
Daily we soldiers were told that
France and Russia wanted to attack
us and that the kaiser was doing ev
erything possible for our protection.
Already on July 20 we were armed to
the teeth and prepared to march away.
During these preparations, which
showed us all that war had to come,
18 men of my company deserted.
The government published, during
this time, bulletins almost hourly to
prepare the people for the war, a
subterfuge that succeeded perfectly.
Consequently two days before war was
declared, the people were overwhelm
ingly for war, but they were certain
that it was only to be between Ger
many and France.
Of the intervention of Belgium,
Russia, England and Italy. the coun
try had as little thought as it did of
any participation of the United States.
All thought only of the promenade to
Paris, which, to the disappointment of
the people, and also, surely to the
disappointment of the autocracy, has
been longer drawn out than had been
wished for.
In these days of uncertainty the
soldiers, contrary to the cruel treat
ment which they had experienced be
fore, were treated liberally with great
quantities of supplies, delicacies and
beer, so that most of the soldiers were
so drunk continuously that they were
unable to realize the seriousness of
the situation.
And yet the majority of the sol
diers could not be enthused over the
war. They cheered and were enthu
siastic because they knew it was the
orders. On July 81, 1914, one day be
fore the declaration of war, we left,
after being brought to war strength,
for ou ar lssi at Mans-am-Rheine.
Where the enemy toward which we
were to point our bayonets was we
had not the slightest idea. AU we did
know was that we had to be trans
ported somewhere to protect the boee
der.
There were stirring times as we
started out. Tens of thousands of
people threw flowers at us and all
wanted to shake hands. All-even
soldiers--cried Many embraced their
wives or young brides. The bands
played farewell songs and people
Ihughed and cried all at the same
time. Strangers embraced and kissed
each other. "A veritable witch's holi
day" of emotion was loosened and en
gaulfed the populace like a storm. No
one, not even the strongest, could re
sist its powers. Yet even this was
surpassed by the leave-taking at the
depot, where last farewells had to be
said. This scene will never leave me I
How desperately many women clung
to their men i Many had to be forcibly
removed.
But this was at last done and then
we were placed in cattle cars. Night
came and we had no lights. The train
went slowly toward the Rhine. It
went smoothly enough. Our company,
which had had days of great excite
ment, welcomed the rest that the jour
ney afforded. Most of the soldiers
slept with their knapsacks as pillows.
Others looked dreamily into the fu
ture. Still othersesecretly pulled pic
tures from their breastpockets and only
a very few killed time by discussion
and comment on their possible desti
nation.
"Where are we going?" Yes,
where? No one knew. Then after
endless hours, the train stopped. We
were in Duren. What were we there
for? We did not know. The omcers
only shrugged their shoulders at our
questions.
After a brief pause we went ahead.
On the evening of August 1 we reached
a farmyard near Duren. Our company
was billeted in a barn. No one knew
what we had to do. Ignorant of the
purpose of our being sent so near the
Belgian border we laid down on our
beds of straw. Something had to
happen soon to rescue us from this un
certainty.
How few susmpected that would be
the last night for many of us on Ger
man ground. An alarm took as from
our beds at 8 a. m. The company
gathered and the captain demonstrat
ed the war situation. As to the direc
tion of the march he himself was i
norant
Scarcely half an hour later 50 big
tracks drove up and stopped on the
road before our quarters. The driv
ers also were ignorant and waited for
orders. Discussion of our destination
started afresh. The orderlies who
had been keeping their ears open said
we would enter Belgium that day.
Others contradicted them, no one
knew for certainty.
But the order to march did not come
and in the evenlig we went back to
our straw. But the rest was
TO GO TO ITALY.
ML. Arthur Vanderllnden, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Vanderlinden, is
now at Camp Beauregard, with Dr.
J. A. Dana's Hospital nalt in train
lag, preparatory to leaving for Maly.
short. At 1 a. ml. we were again
aroused and honored by a speech from
our captain. He said we were at war
with Belgium. He told us to show
Ourselves brave, deserve the iron cross
and bring honor to Germany. Then he
continued:
"We only make war against the
armed force, the Belgian army. Life
and prioperty of civilians are protected
under International law. Yet you sol
diers must not forget to keep your
lives for the fatherland or sell them as
Honored by a Speech From Our Cap.
tain.
dearly as possible. Uenncessary she
ding of blood we will prohibit to the
eltlian population. Yet I ask you to'
consider that too much consideration
borders on cowardice and that wll be
punished very severely."
After this speech of our captain we
were loaded on our autos and at 4 a.
m. crossed the border into Belgium.
In order to make this a historical oc
casion we were ordered to give three
cheers. On the speedy autos we
reached our goal at 10 a. m. It was a
beautiful little rural village. Inhabi
tants of the villages we had passed
looked at us in astonishment, so that
we all got the impression that these
country people never knew why we
came to Belgium. They were fright
ened out of their sleep and looked out
at us from their windows.
As we halted and left our autos, the
farmers came out and offered us cof
fee, bread, meat, etc. We were still
without a field kitchen, so that we en
joyed the enemy's offerings more so
since those of the better class of vil
lagers refused any pay. They told us
the Belgian soldiers had departed to
some unknown destination.
After a short rest we marched on.
The autos returned. Hardly had we
marched an hour when we were over
taken by cavalry, dragoons and bus
sars, who reported that the Germans
were marching all over the nelghbor
hood on all roads. Right behind came
the bicycle corps.
This was comforting. We no longer
felt alone, Isolated in a strange coun
try. Another Bicycle division over
took us and passed on. Angry words
were now uttered by members of our
company. The others could ride but
we had to walk. What we had always
taken for granted suddenly became
great injustice. If it did no good our
grumbling at least *as a diversion
from the weight of our packs.
The heat was oppressive. The sweet
came from all pores. The new and
stiff leather trappings rubbed as sore,
especially upon our hips. It was a re
Ilef at 2 p. m. to halt at an abandoned
farm and rest on the grass. We
might have laln down about ten mln
utes when suddenly we heard firing.
We jumped up like lightning and hur
ried to our guns. The firing which
was about three kilometers away mgrew
more Ilvely. At once we were on the
march again.
From the expressions on the faces
of the soldiers we could read the minds
of the men. Something took posses
sion of them which they had never ex
perienced before. As for myself I
became very restless. Fright apd curi
osity lashed my brain. Everything
whirled around in my head and my
heart was beating wildly. But I strove
to conceal my fright from my com
rades. I am sure that I tried energeti
cally. I don't know that I succeeded
better than my companions.
Although I knew we would be in
the fight in an hour, I tried to per
suade myself that our interference
would not be necessary. I clung tight
(Continued on page 3)
"Talk is cheap," said .Inceo
"foh de manufacturer. But It
expensive foh de man dat
valuMbe tlme Usel'" to

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