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ha e b. hi . - :
hek ceraily' wa nd Beside
him th F .ur of J .: like
Goo Frtdy.h e w:.r at - .!r a
oare. mer h d a. -tck
ddlo or.s h
ave huf"' hl- w ... _. p
his arm. and a "f*rty-five" ar.:-ing
from his hip. D-um.ingthis Ia::pher
natia on thei flor he w\-nt u, to the
recruiting ofller and s!.out.--d : "I'm
froml America, west of the I R}c:le~s,
and want to join your d d army
I've got no use for a irrrkan and car
ahoot some. At Soothilnrl Yard the3
turnd F rdyon * s Iwas dtmef ant
lao I a. o' hankd to Mehly~r inwto
a dl over ishinguoutfit, but th
cavalry's fulp. I guesla ts t hisr-g
mnt's bete thano ne, 'toi tothou
rthem hein wasfl'ort and s-lie by.
fron Areritin, servc (t e toim.
h'e aptpoled for a nlstment. idea
Ihot wsm. Atl Sot' grat am dbto
turned anier own "bldy wsnatr, an
om. I don'it. Ter da thiinath
as dtaiuud as rigade ou fnier het teh
bcatadrh's fulpoImen:~ byhilowigi
met'g bat han OnSot ty toou 1
yourt paer and useit sin mle toei
wars orutinheic, ad the whim
Iltoo wOuld drenk tesgeatn anditao
for Atoie. Anans it h n atrookio
hpared hith ipom n ~ lwn i
he eplan s. n icp
culdg not Yanke, Old Sctty tokcr li
iknd himt evnthe as ad te mao
aeos whednk thasei dead a
Thier exsinhof aeifwn uicplfro
the officers' mess.
Old Scotty had the freedom of tl
brigade, lie used to diraw two
three days' rations and disappear wi
his glass, range finder nnd rifle, and a
would see or hear no more of hi
until suddlenly he wouldl reappe
with a couple of notches added
those already on the butt of his rif
Every time he got a German it men
another notch, Hie was proud of thc
But after a few months F~att
Rheumatism got him and he was s<
to Blighty; the air in the wake of
stretcher was blue with curses. (
Scotty surely could swear; some of :
outbursts actually burned you.
No doubt, at this writing, he
"somewhere in Blighty" pussy footi
It on a bridge or along the wall
some munition plant with the "0.]
or Home Defense corps.
Out in Pront.
After tea Lieutenant Stores of <
section came into the dugoutt and
formed me that I was "for" a reconn
tering patrol and would carry six Ml
At 11:80 that night twelve men, c
lieutenant and myself went out
front on a patrol in No Man's Land.
We cruised around in the dark I
about two hours, just knocking abc
looking for trouble, on the lookout f
Iloche working parties to see wl1
they were doing.
Around twvo in the morning we we
erefully picking our way about thir
'- ards in front of the German barb
1'?! UP (IJ fjtvflrf'
r .^.1NG i- FRACE-'m
n .c ii ' nche.
", :r . e'' C"" takes
" I,, !'*' . 1- :npey
- nue': :. u:iler hot
- t:' ). e. ::.-nch digger
-": w'.ked1 into a Boche
nearly thirty strong.
"'J'- '- :__ started, the fiddler ren
and we paid.
:n the dark with a bayonet
+ y -art. The Germans
t " :h+ run. but our officer was
- .e and didn't fol
. H+ . the order "down
t:. because a volley
- - --- r - heads. Then in low
- i to s'?parate and
- I' : - - '.:_ trenches, each man
- the :Tshes of their
- ".......-e dk-:n.ss. ? ut the bullets
We . st three ren kilied and one
ed:> t n 'he arrm. If it hadn't been
r- >r:r's quick thinking the
whole Patrol would have probably
be .:ip.e.pi out.
After about twenty minutes' wait we
went out again and discovered that
the Germans had a wiring party work
ing on their barbed wire. We returned
to our trenehes unobserved with the
information and our machine guns im
mediately got busy.
Tl. next night four men were sent
out to go over and examine the Ger
man barb'd wire and see if they had
toctlnsthog-t f o hspe
leIgdaCal origatc no
nt tAode i Hidn un.
tod cuthlne thrubombs, ia saonetui andre
aed ae earated Corwing fkour o
nt ftrecfeetas. ie ukigsa hl
ng wit couras cakong oer hea.
sfelacted fthe jore. It sut alkn.
n torerhis o wynh c clyn.thn
l With a thre m aykinet nd the
trenche Afte ettwspning agintosa'
Lanyw risOearae. moeCraln four oea
Isie feet at atmean ducigcovery anll
aglmohstcras cracth. oehed
of. rawhed therck. I hadoute aohi
ls this ichbinch s ar c brathin
urIt couldn' hear tawaln becausebo
intrech mr heurt wauts prouing a<
fey thebutt On fale ovser th cales
nraouine ro les man t disoer aont
utlhenstacrtai n de ath. c o u
or fertr coverasIn thuhstorI.ue
at Prey hen I noticed abed re
hn was usgt oi topivtche (las
rturord aboten someifg old menot to
ur it oudnt be fand away beuhe one -
at tt sonIrece barbed wire sae.I a r
I The mrAtfl:-e ef wood. while s
German are .ron. My heart stoppe
beating; by mistake I had crawle
back to the German lines.
I turned slowly about and my tuni<
caught on the wire and made a lout
A sharp challenge rang out. '
sprang to my feet, ducking low, an
ran madly back toward our lines. Th(
Germans started firing. The bullets
were biting ull around me, when bang I
I ran smash into our wire, and a sharp
challenge, "'Alt, who comes there?"
rang out. I gasped out the password,
and, groping my way through the lane
in the wire, tearing my hands and
uniform, I tumbled into our trench and
was safe, but I was a nervous wreck
for an hour, until a drink of rum
brought me round.
Staged Under Fire.
Three days after the incident Just re
lated our company was relieved from
the front line and carried. We stayed
in reserve billets for about two weeks
when we received the welcome news
that our division would go back of the
line "to rest billets." We would re
main in thse billets for at least two
umonths, this in order to be restored to
our full strength by drafts of recruits
Everyone was happy and contented
at these tidings; all you could hear
around the billets was whistling and
singing. The day after the receipt of
the order we hiked for five days, mak
ing an average of about twelve kilos
per day until we arrived at the small
town of 0'- .
It took us about three days to get
settled, and from then on our cushy
time started. We would parade from
8:45 in the morning until 12 noon.
Then except for an occasional billet
or nrigade guard we were on our own.
For the. first four or five afternoons I
spent my time In bringing up to dite
my neglected correspondence.
Tommy loves to be amused, and be
ing a Yank, they turned to me for
something new in this line. I taught
them how to pitch horseshoes, and this
game made a great hit for about ten
lays. Then Tommy turned to Amer.
lea for a new diversion, I was up in
the air until a happy thought came to
me. Why not write a sketch and break
Tommy in as an actor?
One evening after "lights out," when
you are not supposed to talk, I Impart
ed my scheme in whispers to the sec
tion. They eagerly accepted the idea
of forming a stock company and
could hardly wait until the morning
for further details.
After parade, the next afternoon I
was almost mobbed. Everyone in the
section wanted a part in the proposed
sketch. When I informed them that it
would take at least ten days of hard
work to write the plot, they were bit
terly disappointed. I immediately got
husy, made a desk out of biscuit tins
in the corner of the billet, and put up
a sign "Empey & Wallace Theatrical
Co." About twenty of the section,
upon reading this sign, immediately
apilied for the position of ollice boy.
I accepted the twenty applicants, and
sent them on scouting parties through
out the deserted French village. These
parties were to search all the atties for
dliscarrded civilian clothes, and any
tingIL that we could use in the prCops
of ou r propo'sed company.
About fIve that nlight they returned)
covered with grime and dust, b~ut load
edl down wvith a miscellaneous assort.
ment of everything under the sun.
They must have thought that I was~
going to start a dlepartmnent store,
judging from the diff'erenit things they
broug~ht back from their pillage.
After eight (lays' constant writing I
completed a two-act farce comedy
wvhich I called "The Diamond Palace
Saloon." Upon the suggestion of one
of the b hoys in the sect~ion I sent a proof
of the program to a printing house ir
London. Then I alssgined the dlifferent
parts and started rehearsing. D)avid
lielasco wvould have thrown up his
hands in despaIr at the material which1
I had to use. Just imoaginme trying tc
teauch a Tomnmy, wIthb a st rong cockney
accenit, to limplersonate a Bowery tougi
or a Southern negro.
Adjiacenut to our hillet was an open
field. We got busy at one endl of it and
constrmucteod a stage. We seecured the
Ilimber for thle stage by demolishing
an old wooden shack in the rear of
The~ first scene was supposed to rep
- csent a street on the Blowery in New~
York, while the scene of the second
act was the interior of the Dianmond
Palace saloon, also on the Bowery.
In the play I took the part of Abe
Switch, a farmer, who had conic froni
Pumpkinville Center, Tfenn., to make
his first visit to New York.
In the first secne Abe Switch meets
tile proprietor of the Diamond Palace
Saloon, a ramshackle affair which to
the owner was a financial loss.
The proprietor's name was Tomr
Twistem, his bartender being named
After meeting Abe, Tom and Fillemr
Up persuadled him to buy the place,
praising it to the skies and telling
wondrous tales of the money taker
over the bar.
* Empey stages his play uinder
difficulties but with great suc
cess. The next installment tells
I about it.9
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Useti Vast Amount of Wire.
It has been estimated that the wire
in the cores and sheathing of the
wvorld's submarine cables that have
been made since tt sy were first used
in 1857, would ree c.h hemn the eart)
to the moon.
1 he sm)arIt w0m181n ot today imnproves
eacht shining hour of summer by tak
ing her knitting everywhere she goes,
and by wearing frocks much like those
that help to make the three graces pic
tured above, look so lovable. These
froe-ts are of a sort to make even the
jad d millionairess grow interested,
and everyone else, who knows any
thin-; about clothes, to grow enthusi
asti They have everything that we
aspire to in our apparel-simplicity,
style, refinement, originality-all with
in the boundaries set by the season's
modes, and they are not out of the
reach of women of ordinary means.
It is hard to point out just what
gives distinction to a frock as simple
in design as that worn by the girl sit
ting at the left. It lies in the choice
of material, in good hues and in the
wide band of embroidery about the
skirt with its motif repented to inish
the neck. Khaki-kool, or similar fab
rics, would be a good choice for it,
or some of the heavy weaves in silk or
satin that are supple like those made
for the handsomest sports skirts. The
embroidery is done in the color of the
dress with touches of black or a dark
color introduced. Oyster-shell white,
gray or sand colow are good choices for
iThe one-piece tunic dress at the
center appears to be of satin with
over-bodice and apron drape, at the
.Just howi~ rew pa11irs of shloes can we
*get nlong, iith this suimmr? Tha t's~
th iiquesi'.tioni that wiomen inre called
(upon to settleI for thiemtisiee, now
*Ihtha ttm economy enl Is for re
t renchmtient on all siidSes. Meer'etairy
McAdoo says he hats his shoes hllf
soled when Ithey nieed it- -a nd appea rs
to be prouid of it, recomrnending this
course to every one else. Leaving out
hlouse slippers and1( (eenig slipplers
t hat need not come in the reckoning at
aill, thlree panirs of good shoes will see
one through. Tis will seem an im
possibly silm allowaniCe to the woman
who usually buys from six to twelve
pairs, but three pairs will answer.
Tfhere is no economy in having only
one piair of street shoes, becauise they
wear much longer and look much bet.
ter when two pairs are worn aiter
nately. Shoe trees keep them in good
shape when they are niot In use and
are as necessary to shoes as hangers
are to coats and frocks.
A wartirme summner outfit in shioes
might follow the sugge,stion in the
group of three pairs shown In the pic
ture. These (10 not include shioet
made solely for sportswear, which can
he0 conailderedi beside the qutestion of
shoes that are indispensable. All the
shoes pictured are in the best mate
rials andi workmanship, which are
matters of real economy in footwear,
Tihey Include a pair of substantial
black kid street shoes, ii pair of smart
white canvas oxfords and kid pumpi
The high boots8 for street wear have
senible~h Cuban heels andi moderatela
heavy soles. Perforations alotng al.
the sanmsannd at ach side of the fae.
front, of georgette crepe. The tw(o
long tassels at each side of the apron
are important items in its make-up,
and the sleeves are especially smart,
with deep shaped cuffs. The tunic is
borderedi with a brat iled band-the
braid in the color of the dress and the
neck finished with small, covered but
tons set in a row at each side. It will
he noticed that a tailored hat is worn
with this daytime frock.
Silk Jersey, for whlch satin or foul
ard might he substituted, is shown in
the skirt and contee design at the right
of the picture. The sailor collar and
tunic are finished with enbroidered
bands, and they define the sides of the
b)Odice also. The much-admired cov
ered buttons in precis( rows add their
neat charm to this exquisite dress.
All these frocks have wide, crushed
girdles, adjusted easily to the figur,e
below the waistline, and are worn with
pumps and silk stockings-footwear
that is in keeping with them.
There are definite characteristics to
h" noted In the spring and summer
millinery and the styles of the season
are almost all charming. There seems,
in fact, to be an ol)vious dismissal of
weird and freakish shapes and trim
mings, and a firm adherence to those
that are truly attractive and beauti
in Summer Shoes
ing at the front, giv e thea a hand
soefnsh aind t hey look altogether
de(ip'tdmhble and1( smalrt--jtust as5 womlen
I temselves asplire to look in these
ttnes. White catnvas oxfords for wear
Iwith summaner st reet suilts andl frocks
areP very plain11 andc may43 he0 had with
ci ther Cuban or French heels. They
are easily kept cleani and1 are v'ery
diurable. Where street shoes will
.trike the wrong note and~ something
more diressy is needed0(, kid pumps,
simIlar to those shown in tile picture,
will fill all requtiremtenits. They are of
blackc kid with gray ipanels, blut there
is a great variety of pumps in all-black
and black with colored panels to
Different Shades of One Color.
The combination of dif'erent shades
Iin the saime color is a very smart note
in millinlery just no0w; this is noticed,
perhaps, most in the tortoise sheil col
orings. An attractive all hat of
Milan has an uipturnied side brim and
this is trimmed in a very light shade of
apple-green whea3lt, which Is laid thick
ly about the crown sides and topped by
a row of foliage in the color of the
Colored Leghorn Sport Hats.
Colored Leghorns make smuart sport
halts, sonme of thesqe being faced in a
contrasting color tagel and trimmed by
single strip)s of the tagel used on edge
andt madt~e into1 a motif that reaches
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