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KILLING MAN CANNOT '
BE WELL DESCRIBED i Phi! Rader Says He Felt Like a Dog After He Made His First Killing LONDON, March 1.?How it foe Is to kill a man is something I cannot adequately describe, i lie re are some millions of men in Europe who have had this feeling during tho past half year, but i venture 10 say that not one of them could faithfully detail his emotions upon first taking a hu man life. After you see your victim drop you first feel a sense of triumph. Then tlie ages of training in the Ten Commandments come to the front and you feel like a murderer. Then you want to run around auioii^ your mates and tell them the circumstan ces of ;he killing ami get them to tell you that you did the right thing. My experience was like that. I was standing beside ray lieutenant otie day. He had fastened a small mir ror to a twig and was looking at the German trenches, when suddenly he exclaimed: "Get your gun." A bocha has come out of his trench. A ran down the trench, got mv gun, and ca-mo back to the loophole. 1 was so excited 1 could hardly aim. Through the hole 1 saw a German standing on the edge of his trench, lie had been carrying a buue board and had rented it against his back while he tried to light tii pipe. "Got iiiin! Get him!" said the lieu tenant. 1 fired and missed. The German struck another match and merely looked c nieii. >i a .y ihe s;mi .n space .i ? i 11 _? ij i ? 11ti 4 a ii isi.iv.*d past 1111ii. lie whs *i;y -j,i toot awav from e, but throu *ii the loophole i could only see a part of his body and I wanted to hit h'm low, if possible. I ataieu again. i x u . v. U i . and backed in a circle, like a thi. en man. trying to keep h.s ita'oiKM-. Then lie threw tip botli hands and fell forward on his face. 1 turned around to look at the lieu tenant. He had moved away. 1 was prouu. Then a wave of remorse oame over me; i: was the "thou sha'.c no kill" iht?t io buried deep in ner/ man's m'nd and heart. "I got a German," I shouted to a soldier nearby. I told him how the man had been standing there, holding a board. "Did he have a rifle?" asked tin soldier. "Why, no," l said. "And you shot n unarmed man?' "I had direct orders," 1 answere 1 felt like a dog. It seemed to nu that 1 must find some human beinji who would say that I had done right I told another soldier about it. "Served him right," said the so4 dier. "He'd have done the same thint. to you." These were splendid words for me. 1 had slouched along the trench be fore I met him. After that 1 held up my head. Hut the two feelings, the pride and the remorse, fought in my mind. At last Itold it all to an old legion soldier. "My boy," he said, "it's war. Could you have refused to shoot under the eye of the lieutenant? The war is killing and that is Jill there is to it. Suppose every soldier in the French line were to obey his own instincts about killing. None of the enemy would die. The French have brought you here to kill. You are ordered to kill and you must kill, whenever you can." Techically I had done wrong, be cause all war is terribly wrong. I sat behind a machine gun, one day soon after that, and killed eleven Germans who had built a barricade in some nearby trees. They were shooting at us and I felt much better about killing them than 1 did about the single German. And then later, again on the bicycle seat of the machine gun. and, at the rate of 700 shots a minute, I fired at tulv/ancing columns of Germans in close formation and watched them drop and squirm. They were coming to kill us, if they could. It was only fair to kill them, under the rules of the war game. A terrific sense of pow er filled me; the rattle of that gun was sweeter and grander to me than the Hallelujah chorus. I knew what it meant to be drunk with killing. Other machine guns were going, too, but I felt at the time as if mine were the only one. The Germans turned and ran. their formation smashed; their dead and wounded strewing the hillside. But that night, after I had crawl ed into my mudhole hut to sleep, ? didn't dare to think of all the women and children whose hearts had been hit by that machine gun fire. I had joined the French foreign legion expecting to be made a mem ber of the flying corps. Instead; 1 had found my way to the trenches, where killing was our only job. brut al out-and-out killing, with little science and less chivalry. When my chance came. I got out Of the 1,500 men I had started out with only 385 remained, and we had been in the trenches only 47 days. I quit because it was a living hell. Everybody else would have quit. too. I know they would. 1 lived with them and slept and ate with them and talk ed with them and I know they all would have quit, if they could. So would every other man in all the armies, in all this great war. When the word runs along the line? some happy day. that the war is end ed, T don't want to have to write the story of how the 'men feel. Only God would be able to measure the joy; no human being will b? able to] tell it. NO NEED TO HAVE FEAR IF MEAT Is well COOKED Department of Agriculture Gives As surance, Even In Quarantined Districts. WASHINGTON, March 31?Con-j sumers, even in states quarantined for -ana-mo. th disease, need have no fear oi' eating meat today, providing it is thoroughly cooked. This reas suring words is given in a bulletin just issued by the department of ag riculture. The foot-and-mouth disease is not easily communicated to human beings through food, although milk Troin a diseased cow might transmit the dis ease to a human being. Pasteuriza tion. however, renders milk safe. Hu man beings who do pet the disease commonly get it from direct contact with the diseased animal. It is wisest, therefore, says the department, for people to keep away from all animals having the disease unless they are properly provided with rubber gloves, coats, and boots, and these are thor oughly disinfected after each vksit to the animal. In the case of meat, as in the case of milk, the department points out. all herds which actually show the dis ease are quarantined, and neither milk nor meat from the sick animals can be sold. Sixty per cent of the meat used in this country is produc ed in the nearly 900 federally in spected slaughtering and packing es fablishments located in 240 cities. In 'hose establishments no animal i ? 'aughtored until it has passed an ante-mortem inspection by a veteri nary at the time of slaughter. After daughter meat cannot leave the es "??w<-hmer?t until it lias been care v examined and stamped "II. S nspectcd and Passed." In all these establishments no an nual showing any symptoms whatever of foot-and-mouth disease is allowed to go to slaughter, and no meat, which -hows n post-mortem inspection, any i uspicious symptoms of this complain ?an he shipped out of the establish nient. All meat suspected of comin 'rem an infected animal is sent undo government seal to the tanks to b ?cdered into fertilizer. The federa sped ion tamp on meat., therefore ?leans that it. is entirely safe. The federal government, howev. 'is !!'? jurisdiction pvr local ; ??r hou^s which di ~ot ship m iitside ti.e state in which it is s'.au ored. ONVICTED MAN TURNS ARCHITECT Leslie E. Francisco Took Corresponc ence Course While In Prison. DENVER, March 30.?Eight year* jo Leslie E. Francis-co could neither ead nor write. He was convicted ol liding in the murder of a man sen tenced to the penitentiary. Now his sentence has been commuted. In two years he Avill be free, and not only can :c read and write, but he is a cap able architect. Warden Tom Tynan, of the Colo rado state prison brought Francisco o light when lie came to Denver to urge Governor Carlson's approval of $10,000 appropriation to fit out the new administration building at the penitentiary. He brought along the plans of the building. They were drawn by Francisco, and were as complete as any architect could turn out. "Not only did this young Francisco draw the plans for the building," said Tynan, "but he supervised the con struction of it. Eight years ago he could neither read nor write, but look a< that! Got it all from correspond ence school. Can you beat it?" And Tynan answered himself with an em phatic "No." The warden is bul>bling over with enthusiasm and his plans for the prison. He is proud of the drawings. Francisco is only 23 years old. He was sentenced from Colorado Springs. The administration building he planned and built is constructed of stone quarried by the convicts. Every bit of mortar and cement and other material, with the exception of the steel was turned out by the prisoners. lie building is 100 feet long, 59 feet deep and three stories high. It cost tlie state about $12,500. Now Tynan is asking the state to fit it up with steel cabinet and tilling cases. NEW HUMAN RACE Dallas, Texas, March 31.?A new race of men is beginning to appear in America, according to Miss Annie McQueen, a theosophist lecturer. This race, she asserts, will have the sixth sense; that is, will be able to live consciously in the "astral body" and the "physical body" at the same time and while in normal condition in everyday life. For example, this new race will be able to look through ob ip^ts as an X-ray does. \rss McQueen #ave the following in teresting explanation of the relation of birth to environment: 'In seeking reincarnation the ego looks for a suitable environment. All the savages are not in South Africa, rhey find a congenial environment, in he slums of our otties and appear here instead of In the wilds of heathen lands. So long as our cities olerate slums they "may expect that they wil lattract savages." FAT FOLKS, BEWARE OF ANTI-FAT CURES Department of Agriculture Issued Bul letin Protesting Against Such. W XSHINCTOX. March :b? The de ; annient of agriculture. in a bulletin ;i'St issued <?n irs recent investigations if anii-t'a: humbugs. states tiar a common ingredient of the obesity euros is thyroid, a drug made from the thyroid gland which is still puz zling the medical world after years ? n study. Thyroid in the opinion ot the^rov ? ?1 it ill? ui - \r i ? is fur too elation , Oils a d 11!y li i" .(:<*\ pr i ieu? ed pei"aons to experiment itli "When used as a drug it has n wry powerful effect oil the whole human1 system and this information should he srfheieut t'? warn anyone against dosing himself blindly with <? " say< the department's .bulletin. For medical use a number of sreep's thyroids are dried at a temperature ^f from On to 100 degrees and en powdered. This powder may be ad ministered either dry. or when treat ed with glycerin, as a liquid. "It undoubtedly does reduce tis sue," says the department, "and there fore those preparations which eon 'ain it are especial favorites with 1 rose persons who desire to rid I hem selves of what they consider is super fluous flesh. rnfortunatelv it is not possible m ren ove tissue at w !' witliut mining treat risk of minim: health at the same time, \bnonii.if deposits of fa: are frequent l> aceem nanied by disorders of the heart. Mood vessels and kidneys. To re novo these deposits abrupt :> may well produce serious mechanical ef ?'efts upon the operation of the in 'ornal organs. ' For this rearon the medical pro 'TSien has !? recognized that besily should be considered as a ?ondition worthy of the most skillful 'roatment and that a cure is never easily and qquickly attained. Thyroid nreparations, .moreover, are part.ie ilarlv object ionab'o because of the lirect effect of the substance com "losing them. Those substance, ad ministered in drug form, may produce vmploms which are commonly assoc ited with certain forms of goiter, namely, rapid and irregular pulse, pal citation of the heart, difficulty in breathing, paralysis and even death." In man the thyroid gland is sitn >ted in the throat, in front of and on bntli sides of the larynx, and consists two Internal lobes united by a nar r.w bridge-like central portion. Lemon Souffle. 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