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19, 1918
Editor of French and Camp
3Iurdered at Funston.
Vas Popular and Promising
Newspaper 31 an.
Thoroly Schooled and Experi
enced in the Work.
Interests and Growth of Army
Paper at Heart.
John William Jewell, editor of
Trench and Camp for Camp Funston,
brutally murdered January 11, only
son of Mr.' and Mrs. Harry S. Jewell,
was born in. Carrollton, Mo., August
12. 1891 He went to Springfield
with his parents when he was one
and a half years old and his home
ever since had been in that city.
He attended the public schools of
John William
Springfield and was a student in the
High school when he decided to at
tend Western Military Academy at
Upper Alton, 111. After his gradua
tion fxom the military academy, he
entered the University of Missouri.
Ite attended lour winter ii-una nnu i
two summer terms at me t,niversii,
specializing in the course offered by
the Missouri School of Journalism
In choosing the newspaper business
as a profession, he followed iu the
footsteps of his father, who for many
years has been publisher of the
Springfield Daily Leader, and of his
grandfather, the late J. B. Jewell, who
at his death was editor of The Leader.
His work as a student at the School
of Journalism soon attracted the at
tention of Dean Walter Williams.
The earnestness with which he ap
plied himself to. his studies and the
capabilities which manifested them
selves in the young man did not go
without recognition, for he was chosen
from among his fellow students to
be business manager of The Univer
sity Missourian, the aauy newspaper
published by the School of Journal-
lBIt is said of Mr. Jewell by Dean
Williams and others identified with
the School of Journalism that as a
student and later as manager of the
publication he made a record not
excelled by any of his predecessors.
In the stude-ht newspaper today are
reflected many Ideas suggested by the
former business manager and adopted
bv his superiors in the school,
"One of the best liked students who
ever attended the University of Mis
souri." That is what every student who
knew John Jewell" at the university
and there were few who did not says
of him. It is a .tribute to his good
tellowship, which was heard while he
was at the university ami which has
been repeated times innumerable at
alumni gatherings since.
Mr. Jewell found time from his
close application to his student jour
nalistic work to take an active part in
student activities. He was a member
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Mr. Jewell was also member of four
honorary fraternities of the school of
lournalism as follows: Kappa Tau
Alpha, Alpha Delta Sigma, Sigma
Delta Chi and tne matrix, ne aiso
held membership Vn two inter-fraternities:
the Chi Chi Chi and the Mystic
Seven, the latter an honorary senior
organization. He was a member of
the University Missourian board,
which forms the corporation owning
the college newspaper. He was also
the students' representative to the Ad
r-ini. which is composed of the presi
dents of different county and state
clubs at the university.
Unon his graduation from the
school of journalism, Mr. Jewell re
turned to Springfield when his father
made him his associate in publishing
The Leader. He assumed the active
control of the newspaper In the early
part of 1916.
' Mr. Jewell was married in April,
1916. to Miss Jean McGregor, a
daughter of Charles McGregor, vice
president of the McGregor-Noe Hard
ware company of Springfield. Just as
Mr. Jewell was liked by his men
friends, so was his bride loved by her
girl friends. They were regarded by
their friends as ideally matched a
fact borne out by the deep interest
Mrs. Jewell manifested in her hus
band's work. They were boon com
panions inside and outside their
Mr. and Mrs. Jewell immediately
after their wedding went on a trip
t nn ft two-fold object their hon-
fcwttMtfovte j..v...v.lVft.Yif jSy---. " T I 'llliTHHIJjJLiimjULl
eymoon and taking: advantage by the
voung publisher of an opportunity to
iinish his training for the position he
was to occupy in his and his father's I
business by studying and observing
newspaper business office methods in
the business office of the Philadelphia
- The month during which he was in
j ment with Mr. Jewell's father entered
into with xnomas u. aayiui.
Usher of the Philadelphia Telegraph.
The elder Mr. Jewell and Mr. Taylor
are life-long friends. When their sons
were quite young, the fathers felt that
the boys were destined for careers in
the newspaper pusiueao .uu
I agreed that when the boys had com
I pleted their education and were ready
to take up life's battle, each was to
i . 1 . . Dnn frtw o n.rinH and
IiaKe utit" "
give him the advantage of his own
I business training.
When their sons had completed
! their education, the two fathers re-
called their agreement of many years
berore. air. la.viui w puuiuuci
the Telegraph and Mr. Jewell was
publisher of The Leader. They "trad
ed" sons, as it were, John Jewell go
ing to Philadelphia and young Taylor
coming to Springfield. The fathers
did their best to carry out the letter
of their promise to each other.
After two months of this training,
which Mr. Jewell had taken advan
tage of to the utmost of his ability,
he resumed his duties as associate
publisher of The Leader and was ac
tively in charge of the business until
his appointment to be editor of Trench
and Camp.
The youthful publisher threw his
whole soul into the business which his
father had built up. In the brief time
allotted him to share the responsibil
ities of the business with his father,
Young Jewell displayed fine capabili
ties and there waa not a department
of the newspaper but was rejuve
nated as a result of ideas and sugges
tions coming from him. It was man
ifest the day that he opened his desk
in The Leader building that he pos
sessed many of the strong traits of his
father an I no future dawned with
greater promise for any young man.
He endeared himself to the em
ployes, to whom he was always acces
sible, whether they came with griev
ances or suggestions for the good of
the business. Seldom had he a word
of reproach. His untiring energy, his
warm handshake and cheery smile
that was ever present were character
istics spoken of by all with whom he
came in contact.
When plans were completed for the
establishment of newsDaDers for the
soldiers at the sixteen cantonments,
Mr. Jewell was selected by John Stew
art Bryan of Richmond. Va., to be
editor of the paper at Camp Funston.
ir. ;ryan, who is in general charge of
the work of publishing the canton
ment newspapers, wrote Mr. Jewell
that he hoped he would make the pa
per at Camp Funston the banner one
of the sixteen. Mr. Jewell's resolve
was to do it.
In order that his son might be of
service to the government in this line
of duty, the father assumed the son's
duties on the Leader and Mr. Jewell
left Springfield for Camp Funston last
September. Mrs. Jewell later Joined
her husband and they were living tem
porarily at Manhattan. He had been
home twice since going to Camp Fun
stonv one a short while before Thanks
giving and the last time for the Christ
mas holidays.
It is understood that Mr. Jewell
had evolved plans which he believed
would, if adopted, result in a great
improvement In the work of publish
ing newspapers for the soldiers and
he had planned to make a trip east
this month, at his own expense, to lay
his plans before Mr. Bryan. Mrs.
Jewell had not joined her husband at
Manhattan following the Christmas
holidays because of his contemplated
trip, on which she had expected to ac
company him.
Mr. Jewell was one of the best
known of Springfield's young
business men. He was liked by all who
knew him and to know him was to be
his friend.
Beside the widow and the parents.
Mr. Jewell is survived by a sister. Miss
Marguerite Jewell. Other near rela
tives are Mrs. J. B. Jewell, grand
mother, and Mrs. E. C. Elv, an aunf,
both of Springfield: Mrs. William Kel
ly, grandmother, and James Kelly and
William Kelly, Jr., uncles, all of Car
rollton, Mo., and Mrs. Frank Kelly, an
aunt of Webb City, Mo., and Mrs. W.
F. Chalfant, an aunt of St. Louis.
On the day of the funeral at Spring
field, all city and county offices were
closed the entire afternoon, a number
of the leading business houses sus
pended business during the hour of
the funeral and hundreds of citizens
assembled at the home of the parents
here this p.ftemoon in tribute to the
memory of John W. Jewell, Spring
field's first son to meet a tragic death
in the nation's military camps at
home o abroad in the war with Ger
many. The spacious Jewell home was not
large enough to admit the hundreds
Local News Events
Tending furnace furnished an ex-
cuse for not attending divine worship
last Sunday.
.Mischa Levitzki wonderful boy
pianist charmed large audience by his
wimucrmi piaying.
' ...
-- '
Thoughts that are denied expression,
Longings dumb for duty's sake,
Words that never can be spoken
Though the heart in silence break,
Often in unguarded moments
Leap to lips forever sealed,
Send the pulses wildly throbbing
At the gates that dare not yield.
who gathered for the obsequies and I
scores stood outside in the snow dur- J
ing the services.
Tho Episcopal service was read by
the Rev. Paul Talbot, rector of Christ
Episcopal church. He officiated at
the marriage of Mr. Jewell. Before
the ciose of the Episcopal service, a
beautiful and impressive tribute to the
decedent was paid in a brief address
by the Rev. W. A. McClannahan, of
Kansas City, formerly pastor of Ptv
Paul's E. church at Springfield.
He hold of the fine character traits t
in the Trench and Camp editor which
had been revealed to him in his close
contact with the young man during his
brief career as associate publisher of
the Springfield Leader.
"John Jewell was the finest young
man I ever knew," he said. "It was a
privilege to have been his friend. It
was the highest things in life that ap
pealed to him. He was the height of
God's creation a man. It was the
love that John bore to his friends and
all that was worth while in life that
begot the love and esteem that all his
friends had for him. He has not
livedi in vain."
The floral offerings were probably
the most extnsive in the city's his
tory. Hundreds of telegrams and letters
of sympathy . were received by the
bereaved family from all parts of the
United States. Many express the
thought that tho Mr. Jewell was
classed as a civilian in his position
as editor of Trench and Camp, his
life was sacrificed in a duty that was
as patriotic as service in any other
branch of the army or Tiavy and that
he was a martyr to his country's
cause just as much as if he had been
on the firing line in France.
The death of Mr. Jewell cast a
pall of gloom over Springfield and in
every way possible the sympathy of
the entire city was extended to the
heart-broken relatives. Resolutions
of sympathy and grief were adopted
by the Springfield Bar association and
similar action was taken today, by
the city commissioners.
Mein dear son Heine:
You got anappetite for money like
der kaiser hasa for power. Heremit
iss der check.
Say, Heine, I see puy der daily
press dot eferyvere dey are haffing
veather. Idt dont make me any
warmer to know dot der Oder feller iss
cold, but I haff . been thinking so
mooch apout idt dot I haff wrotten a
poetry apoudt idt vich sounds like der
Dere iss snow upon der house-tops,
und also on der ground, der blamed
stuffs in der chimney, idts laying all
aroundt. Cold veather hit der ther'
mometer, der mercury all godt loose,
we tried to put idt back again, but
found idt vaa no use. B-ere's ice
sickles on der gas stove, der faucets
iss on der blink, der electric lights iss
frost-bitten, und rater sticks in der
sink. Der sidevalks hass godt to be
shoveled, der porch shouldt den be
swept, der ice moost be busted off
der grate, to see vere der .heat iss
kept. I go down to look adt der fur
nace, und stood und look und pray,
but dare nodt feed idt any coal
until Hoover says I may. Der Milk
man's late eight hours or so, der
groceries nefer come, der street-cars
As Depicted
The Topeka Edison company hoisted
the S. O. S. on the coal proposi-
tion. ,
Kansas council of defense adds its
bit of fuel to the fire built under the
Captain Appreciates "Charger" Fund
Sent Him by Topeka Friends.
A battle charger for a -New Year s
present should prove'most welcome to
a captain in the army, and according
to a letter from Oe.pt. W. P. MacLean
it was. Of course, the charger itself
wa not the Dresent. but a draft for
J200, representing the purchase price '
r on animal neinerl in r :
letter as a mark of appreciation o
Captain MacLean from a number of i
his Topeka friends.
This is Captain "MacLean s, letter or
thanks to the contributors to the bat
tle charger fund presented to him.
Mv Pear Friends : Your letter was a :
moat pleasant surprise and a most wel
come one. There are sometimes feelings in
a man that are .above words, but it is my
duty to tell you that the list of your names
and your expression of confidence will j
always oe most dear to me.
The u-no will be spent ror those things
which will make me a more efficient
fighter, and thus I .will feel you, more than
ever. fighting with me.
I may net rise so high that you can not
follow me in the crowd I may even go
down, but be confident that I shall always j
be doing my very best for all that man I
h0Tds.'.r-. on. f vo th.nt. I
luk. health and hapnlnesa be with you
and your; V. P. MAC LEAN. ,
Forty Per Cent of Winter Crop
South Damaged by Freeze.
Washington, Jan. 19. Damage of
irom "rorty to rirty per cent' in me
Willie. uow iiw '""--ii xjtxiii-
age' to truck garden crops thruout
the south as a result of the recent
three successive cold waves was re
ported by the agricultural depart
ment today.
The sugar cane belt also was af
fected, it was stated.
Lrun but vunce a veek, und eferytings
on aer oum. x pun una snort una
cough und sneeze, und Mamma ias
der grumps, der neighborhood iss all
stuck oop mit signs for Measles und
der Mumps. You cannot valk upon
der street, dot somevun does nodt
start to tell apoudt hiss sickness, ills
und . sooch. und vish dot Vinter vos
in . But after all I do nodt
know dot ve shouldt growl und howl
und moan, for ve godt a blace to go,
und dots der blace dot ve call home.
For think off all der soldcher poys
who are ouidt in all dis inter veather,
fighting our battle, for you und me.
und dont efen vish for someding pet
ter. If they can stand idt I guess ve
can. so let s cheer oop und, haff a
smile, und safe der eoal und eats und
things, for Vinter lasdts but a liddle
while. So here's to those soldcher
poys off ours, lets pray that Vinter
vont make them ill, but giff dem
strength und health und power, so dey
can easily lick old Kaiser Bill.
Say, Heine, chust between you und
me, und as a fader vould speak to hiss
son. I think dot poemtry iss rotten.
Hoping you are der same,
, Your fader.
of the Past Week
By Bolmar
Bold negro knocked out grocery
clerk and robbed cash register of
Junior Red Cross organized among
Shawnee county children at school
teachers' meeting.
lirandrairy Fancies
es Philip de
In the heart of a great forest in the !
tar northwest, a dainty, timid Arbu-
tus grew. All thru the lnne- Winter
she slent neacef nil v under the leave,
. . .
ana me aeep. aeep snow, sometimes
she would half wake up and wish for
the Spring, with its sunshine and its
sweetness, its singing birds and glad
joyous sounds. Then she would fall
joyous sounus. men sne would rail
otc to sleep again and dream of the
outternies and bees Jhat wooed her in
the da's tQat were past.
- , " m mti
- " -- --fti" w " m , one
awoKe once more, and as she rubbed
Zero Weather Last Straw for Vet-
e EdltresSr-SUe Quit Qnick.
r k p., K. Ta 19 cou'n-
. cawKer city, nan., Jan i. Loun
try editors generally can read with-a
fellow sympathy, the valedictory of
Mrs. Emma B. Aldrich, editress of the
cawker City Public Record. After
existence of 3 4 years and 10 months
Record has been consolidated with
Robert Good's paper, the Cawker City
Ledger, leaving but the one paper in
the Mitchell county town "Where the
peace of the Solomon Valley pre
vails." "It was a sore disappointment to
us to be obliged to issue the last
number of the Public Record in zero
weather with the ink freezing and
i m out the typft sp0iiing tie me-
; . ji anA a
chanical work and appearance of the
whole and forcing us to cut out one
entire page" writes Mrs. Aidricn, dui
there Is a satisfaction In knowing that
the paper has passed into 'Good'
hands." - , , ,
This effort with congealed ink was
the last straw with the veteran edi
tress. After the 'paper was off the
press, Mrs. Aldrich called her com
petitor, .Robert Good up by phone.
She announced she was thru running
mnuuurcu ""--""" .. :.':
a country newspaper iuieci, l.."
if he was looKing ior a oarsaui "
. i. : i u- In
come over quick, wmie ...
the notion of quitting. Mr. Good
responded. Mrs. Aldrich set ner price,
Good accepted wunoui a uiumtrni
gSiSf .nt vas
Mr and Mrs. Levi L. Aldrich began
publishing the Public Record in 1883.
Fallowing Mr. Aldrich's death On
dfctober 22. 1917. Mrs. Aldrich con -
tinued to run the paper.
Captain GarllnglHrase of Funston m-
strutting Draft Board. ,
Capt. O. L. Garlinghouse of the
medical reserve corps of the Eighty-
ninth division at Funston is in Topeka
today conferring . with the adjutant
general before making a two-months
trip covering parts of Kansas and Col-
orado lor tne purpose ui niauuLui.s
and inspecting local draft boards for
t v... oYflmiTiatiun of draft men
Captain Garlinghouse went to Fun
ston after receiving a commission
from his home in Iola. He is a broth
er of the members of the Garlinghouse
real estate firm in Topeka.
Captain .Garlinghouse will cover the
following Kansas cities in his inspec
tion trip: Topeka. Kansas City. Leav
enworth. Atchison. Troy, Seneca,
Marysville. Washington. Bei'eville.
Mankatd'. Smith Center. Norton, Ober
lin, Goodland. Sharon Springs, Wa
keeney, Hayes. Russell, Ellsworth,
Abilene. Junction City. Burlington,
Parsons. Oswego. Columbus, Galena,
Pittsburg. . Gerard, Fort Scott, - Paola,
Ottawa. Olathe. Alma. Council Grove,
Marion, El Dorado, Wichita, Pratt,
McPherson. and Clay Center.
Fast and furious work to clear
the snow from walks before the police
The coal conservation question will
probably receive some attention next
I her tiny eyes she
wondered if she
! might not venture
forth now. She
did not wish to appear too soon for
i rear she might be thought a forward
1 maid.
. Wh,e 6ne wa? Pondering and her
i little heart was beating with anxiety,
she heard a bir(J SOUnd forth his first
: joyous note of Spring. Surely she
must go now. it would never do to be
too late. So she nusheri aside the
moss that jnade a cover for her win
ter bed and poked her little head
wee bit out. And there was the great
round Sun looking down on her from
me t.y. one was so siaruea mat sne
uiuoneu a uamiy pinn ana nia ner
head beneath the leaves.
450 Organizations- in Kansas Agree to
Support Innes Food Program.
Four hundred and fifty farm organ
izations pledged their support to
Walter T !nnr..- t 1 A J 1 1 . .
for Kansas, thru the officers of the
i;n.i. ,
Kansas state grange.
Such procedure may cost the farm
ers a little money, it was admitted,
but loyalty to the country and a de
sire to win the war would overcome
the monetary loss, Innes was assured.
The farmers, thru the grange, pledged
inemseives to cease distribution of
nour in quantities larger than the 96
pound sack and the grange stores will
limit the sale of sugar to farmers.
Colonel Hoisington Out on Account
Physical Disability.
Perry M. Hoisington of New
ton, commander of the 148th infantry,
formerly the old Second regiment of
the Kansas national guard, has re
ceivejl an honorable discharge and has
been relieved from dutv bpmuw of
l nhvsiral ihlllt
- , .
i Colonel HniJtinsnn iam ho,n fnr
: - - --
nected with Kansas national guard af-
uura ior years.
j Attorney General Brewster Says Allies
T'olto v-,l,
j right Vnlted Nation,
Americans tighting against a united
nation, no matter what one may hear
of internal strife. Attorney General S.
M. Brewster told a large audience at
; Memorial hall Friday.
j ,.The allie8 nnot expect an early
i victory." he continued. "Germany is
united. The Germans have been bred
( to believe that they are superhuman,
i and the only people fitted to live "
Guerney Newlin, representing the
; United . States shipping board, spoke
; of the Vrreat needs of the country in
j shipping resources, declaring that the
board is crippled by a shortage of
skilled workmen. America requires
2,000.000 tons of shipping to keep half
a million soldiers at the front, accord
ing to figures quoted by Mr. Newlin.
"At the beginning of this war," he
said, "there were not enough riveters
in the countryto do the work of con
structing a tonnage of 1,000,000 in a
John D. Barry, representative of the
federal food administration, described
a visit to Germany a year ago. He
pictured the kaiser as "not only
human. but a great big, intellectual
man, comparing in many qualities to
Theodore Roosevelt."
Peter W. Goebel of Kansas City,
Kan., warned against selfishness in
the war, and warned that voluntarily
we must do the things that an au
tocracy forces upon its people.
Kansas Branch of Library Coun
cil Does Good Work.
In This State Alone 15,000
Hare Been Contributed.
Local Donations All Were Sent
to Kansas Soldiers.
Thirty-Four .Buildings Have
Been Built Over Sation.
The American Library War Coun
cil reports that as a result of its cam
paign for books for soldiers, more
than 600,000 books have been sup
plied to the soldiers. Mrs. Adrian
Greene, secretary of the Kansas
branch of the organization, and also
secretary "of the State Traveling Li
braries Association, reports that out of
that number 15,000 have been contri
buted by Kansas andS have been sent
to Camps Doniphan and Funston.
Thirty-four library buildings have
been, or are being, erected in the
main camps.' Trained and experi
enced librarians have been put in
charge at these camps to organize and
conduct the library service. The
smaller camps, posts and forts, and
the naval stations and vessels are be
ing supplied with books and maga
zines thru their chaplains, Y. M. C. A.
and Knights of Columbus secretaries.
Plans have been made for the sup
plying of books to the nien on board
transports and for the shipment of
books to France.
Of the more than half million books
sent by the Association to the soldiers
and sailors up to date, one hundred
thousand were purchased out of the
fund collected. The rest are gifts.
Books on engineering and other tech
nical subiects. books on the war. and
L books on military training many of
them duplicated to a large extent
have comprised the major portion of
the book purchases. This is because
the demand, next to fiction, is for
books of this character. The gift
books which have been sent to the
camps and elsewhere are not mere
heaps of books. Every book is care
fully scYutinized by a librarian before
it is sent to a camp, and there are
several large dispatch offices in which
the larger collectionXf gift books are
sorted and prepared lor use.
ferect Thirty-Four Buildings.
The thlrtv-four buildings erected
were made possible by a grant of
J320.000 from the Carnegie corpora
tion. They are forty feet wide and
varv in length- from 93 to 1ZU ieei.
They will accommodate from 10,000 to
15,000 volumes, and from one hundred
and fifty to two hundred and fifty
readers- The buildings are simple
design and construction, but are rath
er more attractive, both inside and
out. than the other camp buildings.
They are equipped with comfortable
chairs not benches like moBt camp
buildings and provide a quiet, restful
place for reading and .study.
The library building houses the cen
tral or main library. Every Y. M. C.
A. and K. C. building, every Y. W. C
A. hostess house and every base hos
pital reading room in all these camps
is a- branch of the A. L. A. camp
library. Daily delivery of books,
magazines and newspapers are made
to these branches and deposit stations
by an American Library Association
Camp Library automobile.
Topekan in Moscow Escapes Revolu
tion, Judge Whltcomb Learned Today.
Judge George H. Whltcomb today
received a telegram from the National
City Bank assuring him that his son.
William, who is in Moscow, is safe and
In good helth. Judge Whifcomb
kon't roreived anv "word from his
son since earlv in December, when a
telegram informed him that ne naa
, . from Petroerad to
Moscow Fhortlv before the American
bank at Petroexart was seized by the
Russian revolutionists.
The Whiteomb familv in Tooeka be
rnme alurmed and, telersphed to
their son's employer, the National City
bank, askine for Infotmation regard
ing their son.
Another son. RichHrd, who Is in
Honolulu, has received a commission
as a second lieutenant and is now at
a training ramp, crordlns' to word
received todv. Richard Whiteomb
whs physical director in a Y. M. C. A.
Judge Whiteomb has two other sons
living outside of the country. Rob
.ert WHcomb is in the bankine busi
ness at Colon. Panama, while Philip
Whiforr-h i in the advertising busi
ness in England.
Back Again in
Ready to
Quick Service on Laundry
The Mutual
Pbone 51S
Topeka Steam
Boiler Works
Joseph bUomich,
Do not buy it, Mr. Steam User, but install
Economy Forced'Draft Grates
and reduce your fuel bill 20 to 35 per cent.
Jobbers in Steam and Water Supplies.
123 to 129 Jefferson St. Phone 463 Topeka. Kan
i -
Capt. Albert A." Roby Handles.
U. S. Aviation Section.
Son of Dr. and Mrg. Henry W
Koby Is V Washington. -
In That .Time Stationed
Twenty-One Army Camps.
Took Part With T. K. in th
Capture of San Juan Hill.
In charge of the entire com mis---sioned
and enlisted personnel of th--aviation
section of the signal corps or
the United States army is a former
Topeka boy, Capt. Albert A. Roby, the
only son of Dr. and Mrs. rienry y .-
Roby of Topeka. Altho not a doctor. "
Captain Roby is in the surgeon gen-t '
eral's office at Washington, D. C, and.
has charge of the selection of the men.
for the aviation department or tner
Capt. Albert Koby.
Captain Roby enlisted in the regu
lar army at Junction City some twen-
ty-five years ago. He enlisted as a ;
private and earned his commission by-,
merit He enlisted in the -hospital
corps of the regular army, and during
his period of service has been sta
tioned at no less than twenty-one
army camps in the United States, be
sides having to his credit service in
Hawaii, the Philinnlnen Oitha nnii
Porto Rico.
He Was Under Teddy.
Captain Roby took part in the battle ,
of San Juan Hill under Roosevelt, and
later was with Funston at the capture
of Aguinaldo. One of the exploits that
stands to the everlasting credit ot
Captain Roby is this:
"Albert A. Roby of Topeka, hospi
tal steward of the 15th U. S. regulars.
In Luzon, was In the fight with the
Filipinos, December 31 last, and this is
how it happened: Steward Roby with
a dozen men had been sent from Ram--bong,
a few miles off Manila, to Paete.
several miles away, for a supply of
beef for the camp, and on their re
turn in the evening, about five miles
from Sambong, they were ajnbuscad
ed by about 100 of the natives. One
guard was killed and three were
wounded. But Roby and his eight
uninjured companions took position
in a ravine and held off the Filipinos,,
ten to one, until midnight, when Capt.
Harry A. Smith of the same rgi
ment. another Kansas boy, with eigh-,
teen men came to their relief. Stew
ard Roby, writing home the next day
says, "Maybe we were not glad to seo
Captain Smith and his eighteen met,,"
but you can well Imagine that we
were. They arrived Just as the church
clocks In Paete were striking the hour
of midnight, toiling out the old year
and the old century and announcing;"
the new.' ,
"There were then seven of us on
the fighting line and we found seven
rinpinos in irom ox us ana indica
tions from many pools of blood, that
a good many others we had done up
in the fight." s .
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