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Romance of the Trenches.
Belgium Woman Refugee
Recognizes Her Hus
band on Film.
day there come to this
country stories of human inter
est of the European
war. Some of the latest and
foest are the following:
Among the taxicabs plying their
trade on the boulevards Qf PariB is
a blue Renault riddled with bullets,
which is driven by Jules Germain. He
carefully refrains from patching these
disfigurations, and to inquirers he
shows an extract from the Journal Of
flciel, in which he is mentioned in dis
patches for an act of unusual courage.
When General Manoury determined
to summon the reserves for the des
perate effort which finally broke Von
Kluck's army at the battle on the
Ourcq he requisitioned 1,500 Paris
taxicabs, in which he transported all
the available reserves from Versailles
to the firing line. Although Germain
iwas not available for service as a sol
dier owing to a recent illness, his taxi
cab was among the number and con
veyed as many as eleven soldiers a
trip to the points menaced.
After his last trip on this service
he was ordered to try to take to the
hospital .the wounded French soldiers
lying in an exposed position between
the French and German batteries. In
a storm of shell fire and mitrailleuse
bullets he drove his machine to the
point indicated and assisted the wound
ed to enter it. Returning by a differ
ent route, he received the fire of the
French riflemen, equally without in
jury to himself and his passengers.
One hundred and six warrant and
noncommissioned officers have been
Photo by American Press Association.
promoted to commissioned rank in the
British army.
Sees Husband on Film.
During a moving picture show in
Liverpool a Belgian woman refugee
recognized her husband in a film de
picting scenes in the Belgian trenches.
The husband appeared in the picture
to be in the best of health and spirits.
As they had been separated early in
the war and the address of each was
unknown to the other, the woman tried
frantically to obtain information from
the theater, and even wrote to the film
agent, but the name of the place where
the husband was seen had been deleted
by the censor. The film company,
however, promised to try to trace the
matter through the camera operator.
Homance of the Trenches.
Romance is not dead, after all. From
the trenches of theArgonne comes a tale
to cheer the most sentimental reader
of war news. It all happened through
the Lafayette kits which a band of
New York women sent to the battle
front just before Christmas. Each kit
contained the visiting card of the wo
man who packed it Hence the ro
In one of the kits was the visiting
card of Miss Adele Leuveille of Plaque
mines, La. Miss Leuveille had sent a
letter, with $2. asking that the money
be used to aid some lonely soldier.
Cupid was on his Job during the
Christmas season and engineered the
distribution of the kits so that Miss
Leuveille's card was given to a young
hero named Maurice Dubois of Compa
ny 27, Sixth cavalry (dismounted) of
the Fourth French army corps, fight
ing in the Argonne.
Why was Maurice selected for the*
honor? Because he used to go to
school with Adele away bacls in the
good old school days in Nancy, when
lie was twelve years old and she was
a little black eyed belle of eleven.
Adele's parents came to America sev
enteen years ago. and the youngsters
never heard of each other again until
Maurice lay in the trenches that Christ
*mas morning.
Immediately the soldier wrote to the
Lafayette committee, of which Archer
M. Huntington Is chairman, asking the
committee to bunt up Miss Leuveille
"Tand find out if she really was "ma
Mother Thought It Cruel That
Boy Should Kill Another.
Bullets Riddled
petite fille." The committee took great
pleasure in lending Cupid a hand.
They made inquiries and wrote to the
young soldier that the Adele of the kit
was really his"Adele.
As soon as his engagements with the
Germans would permit Maurice' asked
the committee to toll the girl he was
coining to America. She wrote back
that she prayed for his safety.
Thus endeth the' first war romance.
The tale of it. flitting about the work-
Photo by American Press Association
rooms of the committee at 13 East Thir
ty-third street, New York city, did
not deter any of the workers from put
tingtheir cards in the kits they packed.
Mother Thought It Cruel.
Lucien Descanes, the French writer,
received this letter from a young
French soldier wounded and in the
"I am a corporal. On patrol duty 1
killed one Boche. 1 boasted of it to
mother. She answered: '1 cried on
reading your letter. Perhaps that Ger
man you killed had his mother, and
perhaps he had a wife waiting for him
at home. Couldn't you just merely
wound the Germans? It would be
quite enough.'"
Slav Captures Brother.
A Servian captain writes to one of
the staff of the London legation:
"One of my corporals, who hurried
across from an Austrian border town
as a volunteer at tne beginning of the
war, came hauling an Austrian dra
goon before me today, his face wreath
ed in smiles. 'This is my own brother,
captain,' he said. 'I told him before I
left that he would be pressed into the
Austrian army if he remainedand
sure enough, here he is!'
"The dragoon was evidently friendly,
so I did not send him back to Nish,
but gave him in charge of his brother."
Great Need of Supplies.
"Servia is in terrible need of hospital
supplies," says Miss Emily Simmonds,
a young war nurse who arrived in
New York from Servia "When I left
Valjevo there were no supplies on hand.
There was no absorbent cotton, and
there had been no adhesive plaster for
weeks. The Servians are a proud peo
ple, and they have not hitherto asked
for anything from the outside world.
But when I asked Colonel V. M. Suo
botitch, the vice president and acting
head of the Servian Red Cross, what
I could especially appeal for he said,
'Will you tell the people over there that
we want absorbent cotton, adhesive
plaster, gauze, muslin bandages, iodine
and ether?'
"Red Cross flags were absolutely not
respected in the bombardment of Bel
grade. There were many of them in
the city, for many a bouse was filled
with the wownded. The Servian* re
cuperate easily, as they are a wonder
fully healthy people. They drink tea
and smoke a great deal.
"Unfortunately they are experiencing
a tobacco famine. You see, the Aus
trians fired the only tobacco factory
there was in Servia, and it was de
stroyed, so that the country has no to
bacco. If cigarettes could be sent over
they would be a wonderful comfort to
the wounded.
"The American Red Cross nurse?
with Dr Ryan are getting on famous*
ly. It is true they have had difficulty
with the language.- Most foreign
nurses who have gene there have had
to depend oh what they knew of
French, but some of them are learning
Serb fast. Miss Mary E. Gladwin,
who is in charge of the nurses, is a
very excellent assistant to Dr. Ryan.
"There are now in Servia a Greek
and a Russian nursing mission and
three American and two Engiish. The
great need is for supplies. The sup
plies 1 am taking back have been given
by Mrs. Jenkins, who established the
Servian home here and who is a very
warm friend of the Servian people."
Dies Singing "Marseillaise."
A pathetic story is told of the death
of a seventeen-year-old Alsatian boy in
the hospital at St Nazaire the other
day. The boy had fought successively
in Belgium, on the Marne and Ypres.
At Dixmude he was wounded in the
left thigh, right arm and other parts
of the body.
The youth showed wonderful stoi
cism. When he was dying bis mother
asked him if, now that he knew what
war was, he would be willing if he
lived to undergo his sufferings again.
The boy answered unhesitatingly:
"There is no doubt about it, mother."
He then bade farewell to all the oth
er patients in the ward, thanked the
nurses and died singing the "Marsel
Bed Cross Heroes.
The Paris Temps prints a letter writ
ten by a French soldier to his family
which shows an instance of French
heroism recognized by the Germans
with equal chivalry.
"Before Montauban, in the Somme
district," he says, "was a villa which
the Germans held strongly, and we
vainly tried to storm. Our greatest ef
forts only brought us to the enemy's
wire entanglements. At nightfall sev
eral of our wounded lay helpless in the
German trenches, whence it was cer
tain death for us to try to fetch them.
On the following morning two stretch
er bearersone belonging to a religious
Photo by American Press Association.
orderleft the French lines and coolly
approached the German wires, waving
Red Cross flags.
"The fusillade immediately ceased on
both sides as a German officer cried in
good French, 'What are you going to
do?' The bearers answered coolly,
'Pick up the wounded.' The German
replied: 'Very good. 1 give you per
mission, but you ought to have come
yesterday, thus saving them a wretch
ed night. I would certainly have or
dered my men to cease firing.'
"One of the German officers shook
hands with the religious bearer, say
ing: 'You are braie fellows. We give
you half an hour to'finish your work,
and the firing will begin again.' Mean
while the German soldiers lying on a
bank near waved their hats, cheering
loudly. Thus were saved nearly a doz
en wounded, all of whom are now re
like Comic Opera.
Telegraphing from a central point in
northern France, a London Chronicle
correspondent says: "Day and night
the tide of war flows and back washes
through this, station just behind the
fighting line, for by the railway armies
feed or fall. Trains that langh at the
very mention of time tables creep out
to the sound of guns and come back
with broken men, who travel under the
Red Cross.
"Everything passes through here^a
letter from an English village to the
trenches or a load of shells with our
compliments to the kaiserand those
who control the war can finger its pulse
at this point One shell dropped here
could do more harm than a thousand
fired into the trenches. The thought
gives us some pride and satisfaction.
It adds interest when we watch the
sky for Taubes or Zeppelins.
"The armies of three nations send all
their-varied uniforms to give the plat
forms life and color. A train that
stopped here this morning just to take
breath tumbled out of one carriage to
stretch their legs turbaned Arabs, red
trousered piou-pious,r zouaves, like an
operatic chorus, and flat capped sharp
shooters from the Alps.
"British Tommies sitting on the foot
boards of loaded horse boxes looked on
the scene, and a little group of Ger
.man prisoners be.hind Belgian bayonets
sulked tn the .far comer." ,_
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Primitive Man's First Crude
Toward the Beautiful.
In the beginning man went forth
each daysome to do battle, some to
the Chase, others again to dig and
delve in the fieldall that they might
gain and live or lose and_ dieuntil
there was found among them one, dif
fering from the rest, who stayed by
the tents with the women and traced
strange devices with burnt stick over
a gourd.
This man, who took no joy .in the
ways of his brothers, who cared not
for the conquest and fretted in the
field this designer of quaint patterns,
this deviser of the beautiful, who per
ceived in nature about him curious
curvings, as faces are seen in the fire
this dreamer apart was the first artist.
And when from the field and from
afar there came back the people they
took the guord and drank from out
of it.
And presently there came to this
man anotherand in time othersof
like nature chosen by the gods, and so
they worked together, and soon-they
fashioned from the moistened earth
forms resembling the gourd. And with
the power of creation, the heirloom of
the artist, presently they went beyond
the slovenly suggestion of nature, and
the first vase was born in beautiful
And the toilers toiled and were
a-thirst, and the heroes returned from
fresh victories to rejoice and feast,
and all drank alike from the artist's
goblets, fashioned cunningly, taking no
note the- while of the craftsman's
pride and understanding not his glory
in his work drinking at the cup, not
from choice, not from a' consciousness
that it was beautiful, but because, for
sooth, there was none other.James
McNeill Whistler.
Neither European or Asiatic.
What is it thathas made Russia the
great enigma, the stranger both to Eu
rope and Asia? Beyond doubt, the fact
that she is herself neither one. To the
Asiatic she is something of a Euro
pean to the European she is something
of an Asiatic yet to both she is not
wholly either the one or the other. She
is like a great tree with her ancient
trunk rising up out of the Caucasus,
the early home of the Slavic people
and towering up into the Ices of the
north and with her branches extending
east and west into the sunrise and the
When Dad Is Alt Right.
He may wear a greasy hat and the
seat of his pants may be shiny, but
if a man's children have their noses
flattened against the window pane a
half hour before he is due home to
supper you can trust him with any
thing you have. He is all right.Cin
cinnati Enquirer.
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