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EMPEY JOINS THE "SUICIDE
Synopsis.-Fired by the sinkini
j American lives, Arthur Guy Empey
goes to England and enlists as a p
short experience as a recruiting of
r ug quarters in F'rance, where he fl
makes the acquaintance of "cootles
Empey's company is sent into the
his first turn on the fire step whil
learns, as comrade falls, that de
Empey goes "over the top" for the
The boys in the section welcomed me
back, but there were many strange
faces. Several of our men had gone
West in that charge, and were lying
"somewhere in France" with a little
wooden cross at their heads. We were
in rest billets. The next day our cap
tain asked for volunteers for bombers'
school. I gave my name and was ac
cepted. I had joined the Suicide club,
and ray troubles commenced. Thirty
two men of the battalion, including my
self, were sent to I-, where we
went through a course in bombing.
Here we were instructed in the uses,
methods of throwing and manufacture
of various kinds of hand grenades,
from the old "jam tin," now obsolete,
to the present Mills bomb, the standard
of the British army.
It all depends where you are as to
what you are called. In France they
call you a "bomber" and give you med
als, while in neutral countries they
call you an anarchist and give you
From the very start the Germans
were well equipped with effective
bombs and trained bomb throwers, but
the English army was as little pre
pared in this Important department of
lighting as in many others. At bomb
lug school an old sergeant of the Gren
adler guards, whom I had the good
fortune to meet, told me of the discour
agements this branch of the service
suflered before they could meet the
Germans on an equal footing. (Paci
flsts and small army people in the
U. S. please rend with care.) The first
English expeditionary forces had no
bomb~s at all, but had clicked a lot of
carualties from those thrown by the
lioches. One bright morning someone
hIgher up had an idea and issuedl an
order detailing twvo men from each
platoon to go to bombing school to
learn the dluties of a bomber and howv
to manufacture bombs. Noncommuis
slonedl officers were generally selected
for this course. After about two
weeks at school they returned to their
units in rest billets or in the fire
trench, as the case might be. and got
busy teaching their platoons how to
make "jam tins."
Previously an order had been issued
for all ranks to save empty jam tins
f'ir the manufacture of bombs. A pro
fessor of bombing would sit on the
fire step in the front trench with the
remand~er of his section crowding
atround to see him work.
On his left would be a pile of empty
anid rusty jam tins, while beside him
otn the fire step would he a miscella
necous assortment of material usedl In
he manufacture of the "Jam tins."
Tommy would~ stoolp down, get an
empty "'jam tin," take a handful of
c'lay('y tmud from the parapet, andl line
thei insidle of the tin with thuis sub
Ptance-. TPhen he would reach over,
iplek up his dletonator and explosive,
and insert them in the tin, fuse pro
trudilng. On the fire step would be a
plie of fragments of shell, shrapnel
balls, bits of iron, nails, etc.--anything
that was hard enough to sendl over to
IFritz; he wouldl scoop up a handful of
this junk and put it in the bomb. Per
haps one of the platoon wouldl ask him
. what he did this fot, and lhe wvould
explain that when the bomb exploded
these bits would fly about and kill or
wound any German hit by same; the
o! questioner would immediately pull a
button off his tunic and hand it. to
V the bomb maker with, "Well, blame
n; me, send this over as a souvenir," or
Pa another Tommy would volunteer an
old rusty and broken jackknife; both
would be accepted ad inserted.
Then the professor would take an
Iother handful of mud and fill the tin,
the lid of the tin and put it over the
top of the bomb. the fuse sticking out.
Then perhaps lno would tightly wrap
Iwire around the outside of the tin, and
the bomb wai ready to zsend over to
Fritz with Tommy's compliments.
A piece of' wood about four inches
wide had been issued. This was to b)E
strap~ped on the left forearm by meam
*of two leather straps and was like the
$Jside of a match box; it was called
:"striker." There was a, tip like thu
de iuaad of a match on the fuse of th<
0 WINT * *
E GUnraERRVING IN FRANCE
CLUB," AS THE BOMBING
i of the Lusitania, with the loss of
an American living in Jersey City.
rivate in the British army. After a
Icer in London, he is sent to train
?st hears the sound of big guns and
." After a brief period of training
front-line trenches, where he takes
the bullets whiz overhead. Empey
ith lurks always in the trenches.
first time and has a desperate fight.
bomb. To ignite the fuse, you had to
rub it on the "striker," just the same
as striking a match. The fuse was
timed to five seconds or longer. Some
of the fuses issued in those days would
burn down in a second or two, while
others would "sizz" for a week before
exploding. Back in Blighty the muni
tion workers weren't quite up to snuff,
the way they are now. If the fuse took
a notion to burn too quickly they gen
erally buried the bomb maker next
day. So making bombs could not be
called a "cushy" or safe job.
After making several bombs the pro
fessor instructs the platoon in throw
ing them. He takes a "jam tin" from
the fire step, trembling a little, be
cause it is nervous work, especially
when new at it, lights the fuse on his
striker. The fuse begins to "sizz" and
sputter and a spiral of smoke, like
that from a smoldering fag, rises from
it. The platoon splits in two and
ducks around the traverse nearest to
them. They don't like the looks and
sound of the burning fuse. When that
fuse begins to smoke and "sizz" you
want to say good-by to it as soon as
possible, so Tommy with all his might
chucks it over the top and crouches
against the parapet, waiting for the
Lots of times 'in bombing the "jam
tin" would he picked up by the Ger
mans, before it exploded, and thrown
back at Tommy with dire results.
After a lot of men went West in this
manner an order was issued, reading
something like this:
"To all ranks in the British army:
After igniting the fuse and before
Throwing Hand Grenades.
throwing the jam-tin bomb, count
slowly one ! two ! three !"
This in ordler to give the fuse time
enough to biurn down, so that the bomb
would explodle before the Germans
cold throw it back.
Tommy read the order--he reads
them all, but after he ignited the fuse
and it hegan to smoke-orders were
forgotten, andl away she went in record
time and back she came to the further
discomfort of the thrower.
Then another ordler was issued to
count, "one hundred ! two hundred I
three hundred !" But Tommy didn't
care if the ordier read to count up to
a thousand by quarters, he was going
to get rid of that "jam tin," because
from experience he had learned not
to trust it.
When the powers that be realized
that they could' not change Tommy
they decided to change the type of
bomb and did so-substituting the
"hair brush," the "cricket ball," and
later the Mills bomb.
The standard bomb used in the Brit
ish army is the "Mills." It is about the
shape and size of a large lemon. Al
though not actually a lemon, F'ritz in
sists that it is; perhaps lhe judges it
by the havoc caused by its explosion.
The Mills bomb is made of steel, the
outside of which is corrugated into 48
small squares, which, upon the explo
sion of the boinb, scatter in a wide
area, wounding or killing any F'ritz
who is unfortunate enough to be lilt
by one of the flying fragments.
Alhuh a very destructive and ef
-lent bomb the "Mills" has the COn
* . ..
fidence of tu throwet', In that he
knows it will not explode until re
leased from his grip.
It is a mechanical device, with a
lever, fitted into a slot at the top,
which extends half way around the
circmference and is held in place at
the bottom by a fixing pin. In this pin
there is a small metal ring, for the
Purpose of extracting the pin when
ready to throw.
You do not throw a bomb the way a
baseball is thrown, because, when in
a narrow trench, your hand is liable
to strike against the parados, traverse
or parapet, and then down goes the
bomb, and, in a couple of seconds or
so, up goes Tommy.
In throwing, the bomb and lever are
grasped in the right hand, tha left foot
is advanced, knee stiff, about one and
a half its length to the front, while
the right leg, knee bent, is carried
slightly to the right. The left arm is
extended at an angle uf 45 degrees,
pointing in the direction the bomb is to
be thrown. This positon is similar
to that of shot putting, only thatsthe
right arm is extended downward. Then
you hurl the bomb fromt you with an
overhead bowling motiou, the same as
in cricket, throwin(, it fairly high in
the air, this in order to give the fuse
a chance to burn down so that when
the bomb lands, it immediately ex
plodes and gives the Germans no time
to scamper out of its range or to re
As the bomb leaves your hand, the
lever, by means of a spring, is projected
Into the air and falls harmlessly to
the ground a few feet in front of the
When the lever flies off it releases
a strong spring, which forces the firing
pin into a percussion cap. This ignites
the fuse, e, burns down and sets
off the detonai.,e, charged with fulmi
nate of mercury, which explodes the
main charge of ammonal.
The average British soldier is not an
expert at throwing; it is a new game
to him, therefore the Canadians and
Americans, who have played baseball
from the kindergarten up, take natu
rally to bomb throwing and excel in
this act. A six-foot Engislh bomber
will stand in awed silence when he
sees a little five-foot-nothing Canadian
outdistance his throw by several yards.
I have read a few war stories of bomb
Ing, where baseball pitchers curved
their bombs when throwing them, but
a pitcher who can do this would make
"Christy" Mathewson look like a piker,
andi is losing valuable time playing in
the European War bush league, when
he would be able to set the "big
league" on fire.
We had a cushy time while at this
school. In fact, to us it was a regular
vacation, and we were very sorry when
one morning the adjutant ordered us
to report at headquarters for trans
portation and rations to return to our
units up the line.
Arriving at our section, the boys
once again tendered us the glad mitt,
but looked askance at us out of the
corners of their eyes. They could not
conceive, as they expressed it, how a
man could be such a blinking idiot as
to join the Suicide club. I was begin
ning to feel sorry that I had become
a member of said club, and my life to
me appeared doubly precious.
Now that I was a sure-enough
bomber I was praying for peace and
hoping that my services as such would
not be required.
My First Official Bath.
Right behind our rest billet was a
large creek about ten feet deep and
twventy feet across, and it was a habit
of the company to avail themselves of
an opportunity to take a swim and at
the same time thoroughly wash them
selves and their underwvear when on
their own. We were having a spell of
hot weather, and these baths to us
were a luxury. The Tonhmies would
splash around in the water and then
come out andl sit in the sun and have
what they termed a "shirt hunt." At
first we tried to drown the "cootles,"
but they also seemed to enjoy the bath.
One Sunday morning the whole see
tion was in the creek and we were hav
ing a gay time, when the sergoant ma
jor appearedl on the scene. H-e came
to the edlge of tihe creek and ordered:
"Come out of it. Get your equipment
on, 'drill order,' and fall in for bath
parade. Look lively, my hearties. You
have only got fifteen minutes." A howl
of indignatilon from the creek greeted
this ord(er, but out we came. Disci
pline is discipline. We lined up in
front of our billet with rifles and bay
onets (why you need rifles and b~ayo)
nets to take a bath gets me), a full
quota of ammunition, and our tin hats.
Each man had a piece of soap and a
towel. After an ieigLt-kiio march along
a (lusty road, with an occasional shell
whistling overhead, wa arrived at a
little squat frame building upon the
b~ank of a creek. Nailed over the door
of this b~uilding was a large sign which
read "Divisional Baths." In a wooden
shed in the rear we couldi hear a
wheezy old engine pumping water.
The joys of the bath are de
picted by Empey in the next in
(TO DEJ CONTINU1uD.)
Great Writers Lazy.
Shelley had an indolent vein. He
was very fond of the water, and many
of his finest poems were composed $8
he idled at his ease in a boat. - He
made the best of his short life, how
ever, and that cannot be said for Cole
ridlge, who seemed to be afliletd with
thant lack of will to work which somo
pcople call laziness. He had cne oil
the greatest minds; but he left eveW
lia finest nnems mere. A'a"rne
IMPROVED UNIF@A INTERNATOIONAL
(By REV. P. B. F'1TzwAriit. D. D.,
Teacher of English Bible in the
Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 1918. Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR APRIL 28
JESUS REBUKES SELFISHNESS..
LESSON TEXT-Mark 9:30-50.
GOLDEN TEXT-If any man desire to
be ftrt, the same shall be last of all, and
servant of all.--Mark 9:35.
DEVOTIONAL READING-I Corin
ADDITIONAI MATERIAL, FOR
TEACHERS-Matthew 5:41-42; 20:20-28;
PRIMARY AND JUNIOR IESSON
PRIMARY MEMORY VERSE-Be kind
one to another.--phlesians 4:22.
JUNIOR MEMORY VERSE-I John 4:
1. The Stupidity of Selfishness. (vv.
8O-32). Jesus with his disciples is on
his way to Capernatun for the last
time. He is oon to leave for .erusa
lent, where he is to die on the cruel
cross for the world's sins. He still
seeks the way of retiretment in order
to be alone with his disciples, his ob
ject being to lead them into the appre
hension of the meaning of the cross.
The teaching which was interrupted at
Caeserea by Peter's rebuke is now re
sutned, att with detiniteness he de
elares the future event as already
1. "The Son of Man is delivered into
the hands of Men."
2. "They shall kill him."
3. "He shall rise the third day."
While pressing upon thetm continu
ously the fact and necessity of the
cros., he never faled to show them
the btiglit side-his triutuphant vie
Cory ovet' ceath in the resurrection.
The hearts of It' disciples were. so
steeped in seilishness that they failed
to undeh'rtand his teachings. If the
diseiples hadl more tifinit ely attended1
!o his teuaihing connerning the cross,
th.'y wontult have been hettier prepared
(or the hotr of tetilptation vlthl was
5o soon1 to overtake themn.
ii. The Wrangling of Selfishness.
1. The srelnl g qluestion (v. 33).
omniscient Cihlrist knew the se
crets of their hearts. The fact that
thle discipes were wrangling about of
tiial position while the Lord was fac
lug hutiliation and (leatil for thet
and the whole world, shows how coan
'pletely the Lord was alone in his sor
'_. The silent disciples' (v. 34).
They were aittued in his presence,
because the sellishness of their hearts
was revealed. Ti realize the presence
of the Lord would shaie us of much of
3. The stinging rebuke (vv. 35-37).
"If any ima tesire to be first, the
same shall he last of all, and servant
of all." 'Tlte greatest among ien are
I ho:? who are willing to take the low
'eat placc antd serve other's. 'This (ruth
he enforced in a concrt'te way by plae
lng a child in their mitdst. This child
wais art illustioin u ot detpendenitice anad
inoanice. Hly extamtile ttnd wvord lit
shows that tue greatness is t'xpresd
by willingtit's to ahtilte weak, to in
struict thle igtnoranit antd to setrve those
in nee'd. AlI suc(h ren'tde' service not
mtter.ly to t host' in need, butt unto
Chriist andi God. rueit gret'ne ttss, t here
fo)re, conisists not in self1seekinig, but
re'tatt.rerig chteterfulI service to the
tnte'udy in te natme tof ('lisit.
il. The Intolerance of Selfishnless
1. JTohni's guilty cousciencle (v. 38).
rI lie Iliht of tht'e tahinig of Jesus,
Johln was a little disturbe'd over havinig
"frbhil" ai wvorker for' Christ who did4
no't fol low aftter hi tn. Doubtless this
initoleranti was~t vin i Imrt n dtne to Jtealousy
fottr Chirist, i but ao tia lt amtlion.
Many itimits (hit stitans tiastake bigotry
forn ztal lot' Christ.
2. Whom to tolernte (vv 39-il).
I ) Those whlo itre east ing out (levil1s
(v. :ku) . We shtoutld really) satisfy our
seve ht suipertt ntiiuravork~s itret lbe
ing dlonie. Aret demtoits bin g ('at 4)ut?
H owt'veri, thliis is itot fintal, as thler'e is ii
stu'ternaittua work ntot or God.
(2) 'lThouse whoe ar: e not diiiltg thtis
work In Chliist's tuine (v. 41). .Any
woirkt'r gobI ig forthI ini hie noame of
lis t, anad for te glory of Chr ist,
Ishotitd be gi vtn (Godspted. If he is
dloinrg a goodl wuork, evetn toughi tiot ii1
your wity, or If ntot it mut'ete of yot
IV. The Awful issue of Selfishness,
Sel tishnress rt'sults in rin to ot hers
(v. 42), atrl also to ft Individual (vy.
43, 43 anid 47). In either ease the is.
sue is eterrnal tor'mternt ini lhel. Selfish.
neSS s *oppo)4sed4 to) God, and that whieh
i-a opposed to) God mustt be eternally
stpaateutd frotti him. Self-renunciai
tion should lbe so) comrplete that we
necessa511ry aind lawful things in life
hands, feet aintd eyes-when they be.
coime ocionsi~i for stunmblitig either to
outrselves or to others.
Need of Influence.
"Every otne of its tneeds influtence
andt sot-te Iipuilse otide of ourselves
to compe~t-l its to stive for iuir ideals.
'The best Iitiptulse 1tat enn utpli ft the
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