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W,iMmlk,i i mutf m i .. : , . , t -j . , -v ' - ; . '7 ' ; . . . v . - . .-, ,; . . , ..- . - MmMr of the family can find something interesting HERE to read mi- 3, T &VS 15 .uC.ei THE SECRET WITNESS t Rl: J i $ George Gibbr I (Copyright, 1918. tiv FuiHc Ledger Company. Jathor of '7f WbwOore ' Copyright, 1SI. hn DAvvttton A CoJ IAPTER XXIII S'i c-i? C.L llt'and day which followed the vents In the house of the kj were like nn evil dream km Strahn . She slept, sne ravx m he hurried on by her .cantors, too III to offer reslst- 2ireffoTt to delay them. Hugh WM dead. All the other dire- nces as tober own inie were r beside that dreadful fact. at,- the man who. hat beside ' murderer I Fear loath- I seemed even too vveaknnd 111 ' lying for tne, nrsi pnn 01 fntirnev Inert ftmt hclnlcss. . beside her watched her fur m timp in lime, enturlnir at lifund solicitude for her comfort. Iteld not reply to nis questions rinnir si him. At the house of ijAU'ane recovered some of her Mfcr and again upon the following lai a small Inn not for f ram the I DOraer, sne leu uiiu -i-h f "exhaustion, from which she was twlth difficulty. The machine buitnerf fremientlv. and Its occu- . ( . . - -- . 1 . ... . la 4tfi ntm rttl CA I Were quesuoneu, nu. m -... .. Un..Orltz produced papers from. Socket which let them jmss The k2H0W wen wuniii iiic w.w.o " y.iand as tne gin srei B:,","'i. came, and with It the thought Mekpe. .-tin snlte of her apparent Helpless will, had een drugged her rhnt He might aold a repetition of her attempt at es cape. And now he was sparing ncy paln to bring her back m health, dally send ing her messages of good will and good wishes wMfh flowers from the garden In the courtyard, which, as Kna had reported,-he had plucked with hH own hand. lt was mcnMroUH ! ,A few mornings ago "he had written her a bote saying, that he awaited her pleasure, craving ,the Indulgence of a visit at the earliest moment that she should care to see him Marlshka, much to Kna's chagrin, had sent no reply The very thought of kindness from such a man as Otrltz a klndnes which was to pay for Hugh's death and her favor, mnde a mockery of nil the beauties of giving a mockery, too, of her accept ance of them, whether tacitly or cther vvlie. A man who could kill without scruple, a woman-baiter, courteous( that he might be cruel, tolerant thnt he might torment! Ilv torture of her spirit nnd cf her body he had brought her nearf death that he might gam tne ravor or saving her from It. He was of a breed of being with which her experience was unfamiliar The note of sentiment In his notes, while It amazed, bewildered and frightened her a HUle. She was completely In the man's power WTiat was Schleps Rzolnok? Who was (Is ovner7 Kn.i would not talk; she had received Instruction Ile fnrn her .windows was spread a won derful vista nf mountains and lavlncs which changed hourly In colcr from the ahe was aware thM her captors opalescent lints of the dawn, through St- OOP r. he Lr."Vi.i- w naroftillv. nermlttlng i""".,." "",r? "-.: Winn,. rl,:Vrsa"on w , "'?,' , ' .he 'wr u ""-"""',... ,-,,e,l 1 W: the nouses wnerf iiivj "'"';- tiklng turns at keeping guard out But their ery precautions gave In. appreciation of the risks tht uratl. She was a nnuonei m . iinlnr. All those she passed upon iv'Joad were her friends. She had f;jrv. --i.. .,. i.ieniitv unown. nu & -7? '" "" -:,- , cain her oojevi '" 1"'"u' "i,.. em. ssne was utor ... j-- -Z.J.. ki.i 1i( uhere she did not SwT.the chautTeur Bpoke the language r.. - MarUhW.n'n fcrnornnce of U S -iSSSe Th'er task more difficult. But one ft23-fFA "n In a small village, she : Sunt a, ftlfl who spoke German, and m IJ?Sent wnen the attention of her (jatSl was relaxed, shewmanaged to Skiahe girl understand, promising her 'JmSSi, of money If she would summon LTUllce of the tow n, to w horn 3wSPu tell her story The girl -S3Tand In the early morn ng just sSthe machine came around to tne oo.ir ,WlWSund hlm-lf confronted by two 2:K..?C.,or'"-h hnrt been waiting, ''ifcwnMtnr. In her room above, came run 'jSEEAiim the stairs and threw- herself -VJaShJthelr mercy, telling, her story m.u fceeiAhelr Intercession CwCaTwy lldness of Jver narrative K.f-SSS.'amlnst Its verity in the irrinds of 1. U . ..ii. m! Asman P?!?.U".n extraordinary ale."f said th sfileWiinan. "nnd one which of fours tlSK'S investlgated-an abduction ,! S:"!,.!!" p.eJrm I KSv Is" mv1 wl'fe! Tl 1' 1.. "Th o lnrtV P-W-.W"" V .i.. -nrih for the LT. you observe'rshe Is the sub- -fidelusions-r . . ..ii.i, rZ.' -. tiina " rriri iMHriourva 'iiirultly. "I beseech you to listen 5rCrtuiate " ... R ?V " rearet." said Uorltz. vvim a k''" Fifteenth Army Corps. bearlngVi M jELSdnet from General von Hoetzen- ' dEi'tf-Vlch all police officers of tne l'.m jSS3i constrained to respect. Head "vH'S''lrl-j.j t,em ihe m.iclc paper Lffieady had done him such serv - g men. reauii. ....--.. --"-. kd not a imie iwr, ,o. ., lairt -a Pltjlng , rjance upon which too wen inuiti In Interfering in the affatis of ,auch authority. . iz. .!.. ...in mr, Biimmun tne !S -... r on is the truth In the rof-the Holy Virgin. I swear It " ifof the men crossed himself and ..Urnilv UDon her arm and guided ITtearard the machine ... . K TTVSie. Anna," he said in a- oo". fcV 'MtiSnt'"- " be well-all will mm wah." "lew aBaY 1 mtur - ike 'Wiuv the garish sjiectrum of da light to the doen inirnle shadows of the sunset, to the crepuscular opalescent again. Under any other conditions she would have been content to sit and, muse nlntie with her grief nnd Hugh He was con stants present In her thoughts It wns as though his spirit hovered near. She seemed to hear him speak, to feel the touch of his hand upn her brow, sooth IngJier anguish, praying her to wait nnSne patient. Sometimes the Impres slnn'of hip Presence beside her was so poignant that she started up from her chair anu lOOKen nrouna tne vasi rucin, as though expecting him to appear In the snlrlt beside her. And then realizing tliat the Illusions were born of her weakness-, she would sink back exhausted and resume her gaze upon the restful distance. Kna. her nurse, was very kind to her, leaving nothing undone for her comfort, sitting most of the while beside her, and nr.itillnir of her own vouth nnd the fa therland And so, sure of the woman's growing Interest and nfrectlon, she slow ly revealed th Mor of lvrmoplsht Gar Hen, her share In it and the events that had followed. Marlshka could see that the woman waa greatly Impressed by Her stnrv. which lost no conviction from the pallid lips which told It And t.f her own volition, that night, Hna promised She girl to reveal no word nf her con fidences, and gave unreservedly the out ward signs of her friendship for the tender creature committed to her care She had believed that the kindness of Herr Hauptmann had meant the begin nings of a romance But she understood, and aware of the sadness of the sick woman's thoughts, did what she could to delay a meeting which she knew must be painful In reply to Marishka's iiUi'stlons now she .was less ntlcent, and told of the long ears at Schloss Szolnok under the Barons Xeiideck, father and son. of the coming of Herr Hauptmann Gorltz and of the threat which had hung over them for three ears since the drendful night when her voung master had been killed. Thero had been no heirs to tne estate. and no one knew to whom the half, ruined Schloss belonged, but each month mnnev had arrived from Germany, and so she and Wllhelm Strohmeer. her man. nnd two other servnnts under or ders from Germany had remained Sho had lived here almost an ncr inc. me people In the village a mile away were ihe nenrrst human folk, and Bnron Nell- deck had not endeared himself to them. for once he had beaten a inrmer wno had questioned the excellency's right to shoot upon his land And so the country people pissed aside and did not venture up the mountain road, which Indeed had become overgrown with verdure. And for their part the servants were content to stny nlo!1 It was very quiet, but as good a place to die In as any Hlher Marlshka listened calmly, trjlng to weave the complete story nnd Captain Gorltz's pait In It Whether Schloss Szolnok was or wns not the property of the German Government and It seemed probable that It would have been confis cated upon the discovery of Baron Neu. deck's treachery the fact was clear that Gorltz was now Its occupant and mas ter She hnd not dared to wonder what wns still in store for her at the hands of Captain Gorltz. and had lived from day to dav In the hope that something might happen which would end her .Imprison ment and martyrdom She heard noth ing from the dutslde. and Kna.fwho had long ago given up the viorld, was In no position to Inform her i But as she gained hrr strength Mtirlshkn knew thai she could not longer klenv herself to Captain Gorltz. The mirror showed ner mat per ince,, wnue thin and wan. wns sun coniei.v wis dom wnrned Imr that, however much she loathed the mart, everv hope of liberty hung upon his favor. And so she gained courage to look about her and to plan some means of outwitting" him or some mode of ecape from durance. The lat ter alternative seemed hopeless, for It seemed that the castle was built upon a lonelv crag. Its heavy walls, which dated from feudal times. Imbedded In the solid rock. From ncr netiroom winnow, below th- buttresFed stone, were, precip itous cliffs, which fell sheer and strnlght to the rockv bed of the stream which rushed through the ravine 200 meters below. But there would be other modes of egress, and so, , feeling that her strength was not equal to the task, she determined to go fnrthhnd test the cor don which constrained her. One morn, lng, therefore, she called Kna's atten tion to her pallid face and EUggested the sunlight nf the garden as a means of restoration. The woman was delighted, and attired n a costume -of soft silk crepe, which she had fashioned In her convalescence from some posthumous llnerv thnt Kna had discovered. Ma rlshlm walked forth of her room downi ntnnc stairway Into the great hall of the castle, nnd so -Into the ancient cnurtj-ard vhere the flower garden was. She had expected Captain Gorltz to join her and in this surmise she was not mistaken, for she had culled an armful of blossoms which she sent to her room bv' Kna, when the German nppeared She heard his voice behind her, even before she had summoned courage for the Interview. (CONTINUKD TOMORROW) THE BAIL Y NOVELETTE A Member of the Home Reserves " , liy Ethel M. Farmer ' "Hc Great demand for the KVHMNO rtJIW.lr l.l'.IKIFR may ratine yon to miss an Installment nf this very Interesting story. You had better, therefore, telephone or write to the Circulation Department or ask your newsdealer this nfternnnn to leave the EVKMMI 1'L'III.IC LKIIflER at jour home. OW vcry'temptlng you look, 'flftv- flfty'l" Kleflnor ChaBe addressed this remark to the steaming loaves of dark bread as she carefully ramoved them from the oven. Then very critically she surveyed me results or ner morning s innor mice "rve-eriisleil" nnnle nles. n dark. Plain cake nnd an old-fashioned Indian pud ding, besides the three lonvcs or oat meal bread. "I certainly have made the 'sub stitutes' work to advantage this morn ing," she laughed, "Now I deserve a little rest In the cool hammock out under the trees 1" Eleanor did not realize that she was tlc.,1 f,.. nnlti I.hao. Ihnl 4Ytr antt ,-MrtmV hammock was a decided contrast to the hot kitchen, where she had spent a morning wondering nnd planning over her cooking. Her eves rested longingly on th "service flag" that was fljlng proudly In front of the little home "Oh. dear," she sighed, "1 wish that I could do something. I wish that I were Joan of Arc. or Florence Nightingale, or my brother I" The galloping of a horse broke the stillness around her. It came nearer and nearer until a beautiful white horse nnd rider appeared In view. The rider was r. woman flad in heavw, shining armor, who seemed to be a jiart of the great horse as he galloped along with the wind Beauty and courage, were pronounced In every feature of her calm face and In every movement of her slender bodv. Horse and rider stopped before the girl in the hammock With surprise and admiration Kleanor gazed at the rider, ".loan of Arc!" she naif whispered The woman caught the whisper and smiled. "Yes. I am the Joan of Arc of today." "Wha do you mean?" Kleanor asked I mean that I am trying to do as much for our country as she did for hers, but this great 'charge' will need every woman in me country in me army! Do you want to join?" "Of course, but how?' The rider patted the smooth neck of the now prancing horse while she an swered the questioner. "The same old stoiy, but n hard one. tf we will itmservc the food, our boys will gladlv fight to the end!" Eleanor's face lighted. "I already be long to that arm, but I will fight harder than ever!" The ilder smiled as the horse galloped away In the distance. No sooner hnd they disappeared than a tall, white-ciad nurse stood In their place The soft, white costume with the Red Cross embiem nn the arm and cap seemed very suitable for this hand tome woman with pleasant eves "1 am Kloreiio iVIghtingale and I heard your wish," she said. Kleatjor's ces brightened "I sin so glad; 1 want to really do something. I wish that I could nurse 1" "You can do Something." thn stranger answered. "Wje cannot atl be nurses, anj more than we can all fight ; hut those who can, and nre over there, can do little without money You can help more than you think by helping to swfv ply their needs It Is big Job and takes strong women to do It!" Befote Kleanor could thank this brave n oman she had disappeared, and a sol dier stood In her plare. The once trim uniform was torn and muddy, but his .V.inuldent were straight and his hand some head erect. In his eves there was a new look a look of manhood and victor) A FALSE ALARM Ad t'mn Marlshka. wim one last ?, " , . i., the direction of the MUM biih-3 ;' ---------- . - :m .vn.i,tert nersen ill uc 3"iS?"X"' Al' ' nhi. bv Cantaln r SaSUbo. before the automobile de- SnK3Xne'MlshkatwV service uE glimpse that Marlshka had of We aSice officers showed them standing erne W-t d, their nngers a i i"1' -SUr """ was hopeless. She had no m '"! . r .. utinc-nrv. and fSSaSoSned heri.ll to the "depths of WZzZZiJ: Hnw rould she have ex- i cope with such a man as this aalS nothing to her ot arnliH5 mroaeh. but in the' same after- fter drinking a cup of conee le urged upon her. she became dMwtarand siet. . ... J &. ZPl IV "S"i droned' celling. TSrtPon a' huge bed. raised high Mttie floor, oeer the head of which i faded yellow silken Hanging, im .?." . ia v... hut she seem- vVde.i;? to lea-rn the mean- t It all, lying as one Dare'y anve, ' half conscious toward the nar- LUt.i window near by, inrouuu in had a gllmpse of njounu n t patches upon the Turkey, rug 'Cai .rhinsr eves, and she closed f 52 ' nr l Cjs;t "V ,, m TaWN. She felt wre-cn..v . iroai. wo .!""" "".- yl" h.,,H weak tnaveven m inv ; w " u ier n(aln. .sri- She slent again ' : t" i ..ra nniv. even ,;Btriepi " -"?'- :, jr WlPWi-SI Bom,e -.? "iTth nil He am ina nniiii, jv in ...... tei.T left at her command, siv i-rr-"... "!... .. anil raised her- .u" '.'wv It was night, but iTupon two tables shed a generous "he .moved, a figure that : had sat i the' root oi me uu, ioc " - APrr -r. ... e. verv nirl woman l wrinkled face and 'the Inturned the toothless. But her face was v fund her voice wnin ano i- & WxSellency is feeling stronger?" 'NU''i. mnt iinnw-." said Marlshka F ffi't,n.fi,?eTlie 1- $ TSSaSKi Szolnok, Excellency. In the -Sihlans." She laid her rougn nanu SeTmrlshka's. "You have some fever. JK?,lI.i S -iSj , mw, .,'nmnn mn-d awfty I OPCC . "". ... iu. ,.lc,l lr, l anaaows anu ..--"""?."i .;; eyes upon inesoujctm " lre chests OI arawers, un "' ?l,vt;, ' eecntoire wnn ormuiu ,,,v,u, 7, -?S7 U.li.ino- tshle. nortralls let 55ie paneling, massive oaken chairs, ;V.tw,i.iere.l a roam of Some leiuv Schloss Szolnok? What ma t r'u in she was? TJeath at m Ksolnok could be no worBe than ...usbaakatA uiAaunima 1 1 1 ri ini n c i - Blcl!i .iiraVif t-ark Into her nil- rVware tf her throbbing templa and t- Hugh. Hoo. He was caM n to i would come. nu, ,,.... her lips sne sann, again iiho feV the very weeks that Hugh .L I.., In Ih. IjltlllM liOBDltai. K!l.. ... l,inll herl In the "? ".cvi vv.;ri, .....iin. attscnn ' nuA.A ,' lnrtnr hmuiht horn who" staved In the r.a werk until the danger point a .m Ihen rnmj everv few II the patient was well upori , to recovery. Marlshka did not hl until mucn later wuun, vu;i he sat by the window, look er tne suniii mouiuuiiiB - .. .-..I then It. wnnHai nnd let disappointment that Gorltz niirea ner 10 uic. ih" old woman, who bore Tit Bna. related that the. Herr nn.iiaii nimseii anven vne u jrhlch brought the doctor In i ec- nifni it asoifWK. vne wun- , tl'Mrisnica naa tearnea 10 rtMias one ,interstea only i or Imprlac-Bmenti and after Kleanor looked with surprise and Joy Imo the face of her brother. "Dan I" she cried. He sat down beside her In the ham mock and they both looked at the serv ice flag." "ho'yotl want a star In that7' lie nsk ed nt last. , She nodded assent. "Well, little sister, I henrd our wish. 1 know how you feel, but jou have a big business to do here. We will gladly do Iho righting If you can keep things going here. Keep us fellows posted on the home news nnd do not forget us nnd we will dn the rest 1" I She put out hr hand to smooth ins torn coat, hut he was not there 1 She was alone In the hammock I Her cries of "Dan 1 Dan I" were fruitless. with a cry she Jumped to her teei and rubbed her eyes. It had all been a drenm after all I yet ll was such, a real dream that she could not forget It. Slowly she went Into the kitchen and again surveyed her cooking. "Next time those things will be darker Irian that,-" she mused, as her thoughts returned to her armor-clad rider. When she discovered the letters to her brother still lying unmalled on the pol ished parlor table she Immediately start ed for the little village postofflce. "I wonder what I can do to really help?" she asked herself, as she wan dered along the quiet road Then her. face flushed with a guilty red, for she thought of the request which she had refused that very morn ing. Unconsciously her steps quickened "I simply cannot do that," Bhe tried to assure herself. "Why can't some one else do 117 Now there la Dorothy, nnd Bernlce and oh, well, plenty of others who havo more time than I, 1 really can't," she ended feebly. The white-clad nurse seemed to be looking at her accusingly and saying, "Remember It Is money that they need, and every one must help!" l.ieanor deposited me icucrs in me little office anoSwent on up the road Now her face was flushed with a de termination and her step was resolute Kor a moment she hesitated before a oeautlful residence, then she went up 'the pretty driveway and broad stone steps. A stout, yet very energetic man, an swered the quick ring of the doorbell. When hc saw the caller there his fat face lighted up with a smile. "Hello. Kleanor." he shouted, cheer fully, "so you have decided to he chair man of me canvassers lor -war -saving Stamps' for the town?' "Ye, It you still want me," she an swered. "Want you? I guess wo do Whv we could not run It successfully without you Want sou? Why don't you know that every one voted for you? You arc very popular, my girl !" Kleanor smiled as the man continued to give her,praises, for the dream peo ple all seemed to say together, "Good for jou, Kleanor! Tomonoto'a Complete Xovclctte CAMOUrLAOE." THE FlfcSTSHQT & COteP.PRAL OSBOfSNE DEVAQILA B-TTE.r3V C. SIXTH U.S. FIELD AttTIL-l-EISV who FxTed 4h, ritraf1 Gihe-inf Vk' -A-ir arieaxv -Aa-rntr f (Corvrlv'if. ltIB, bu the Vubllo Ledger Companv! Copyright r ISIS, bu John C. Winston Company.) CHAPTER XVII .Continued) ""."" UJ.?.!? ? od deal to captuie S "... ... . . i..., i.,m n icuuiu, uui ne maun up ma uiiiiu TORIES of the great personal heroism llmt they wouW prty tnk8 iv (rom M of the bojs down In the llrst-llne doad body. Ho and his men fodglft with syen spiennio aiaor'tnai mey quicxi trench, while the right was on, drifted to our headquarters before Mhe day was over. I will relnte some of them. Sergeants Patrick Walsh nnd William Norton were In a dugout when the Huns landed In our first-line trench. "Come on out, you Ahicrican dogsl" veiled a German captain through the door of the dugout. "We're coming!" elled Walsh He emerged with a rush with a 4r-cnllbcr automatic In each hand: he killed the borne captain wllh one shot, and men aced the rest of the German crew with his pistols. "Come on out, shall we?" sneered the spunky American sergeant. "Well, drove the Invader- from the trench. But the Americans enjoyed only n bi lef respite. A force of fresn German" troops to the numhel- of forty poured Into the salient. Walsh quickly sensed n fight to the finish. "Boys." he yelled, "we've got tq step lively now or we'll wake up tomorrow mornfng In ft boche prison pen." He "nad scarcely finished speaking when the Germans bore down upon the little American band, yelling and firing their rifles. ' . "Walt until they get within ten yards," counseled Walsh, "nnd then pump the lead Into them." the wrerkage with bell n-poppln' all nround him. and kept his plecp golns until the order cane to cease firings I talked with Bomo of the .German prisoners taken by our bovs, and It was .,,!., n m.l.,. n .11. nM. a. l.ntlT IhnV hllVA t.utj ILIIII1AIIIK LU ,,1V".C ,,'.' ...,- .--- Jveen buncoed by the mllltnry leaders of uermany. vve couiun t inane t inuoc, prisoners believe vve were American. They thought that we Were Canadians and English dressed up to look like Vnnks One nf Ihem Inld IIS that.NAVV LYork had been captured many months berore by tne German neet, ana mat ev erv transjiort that had left the States had been sunk bv boche submarines. Ve hnd an awful hard time convincing Ihem that vve wete real hohest-to-good-, ness Yankees. The German officers tell their men that they will be subjected to all kinds or 3 SI . 51 I Tzzsawim'pxs Stagy The girls nit knuvv the world's a stage, The stagiest of stagy places. Since art for art's sake Is the rage They very promptly paint their faces. . Archie Race. 'f rt --: ftCW 'iji Id IIHnBBBvHBkS4Ktfri.HHH9HBaekllaBBV Vx sr fllB 4hkB?MnBBBBBB &ru?sr2oKr.'S'-v!ss1utSi2S Americans receiving the French Croix ile Guerre for bravery we're out, and what In the devil are you going to do about it?" Walsh had now been re-enforced by Norton and ten Apierlcan soldiers, who had come forth from the dugout. One of the hoches treacherously fired a shot nolntblank at Walsh, hut the shot grazefl the right car of thp sergeant and burled Itself harmlessly In a fandbag. That quick cowardly shot was just the thing needed to warm good honest American blood to the boiling point, and the Yankees pitched into their foes, un mindful of the fact that they were out numbered three to one, , Walsh had a double incentive for putting the best' In him Into that fight, for In his bosom was conceiled the log book of his company. He knew the f l t MAROONED ! -Th Pasalne Phow, DREAMLAND ADVENTURES By DADDY , . THE FIVE TRAMPS A complete new adventure each week, beginning Monday and ending BaturdayT' CHAPTER V 7ir Ginnf Appears fPeinil, irrl.int) In (tee Lonesome Bear from a pang of tramps, Is 7ier- AClf t apt it i tit. .she lv uscuctl b)l llllly Itchjiiim and the blitls. Lone- some Uiar tinc lavs, one o tne tramps, a pntiiiii hugging ana tnen plunges uith him Into the rhcr.) (trnHAT'S enough!" cried Peggy, as 1 lonesome Bear ducked the tramp the fifth time "Oh, I'm nnlheii rm unisnio: sputtered Tags. sNiggerlng ashore when Lonesome Bear reluctantly let him go "No, you've Just begun," laughed Peggy. "Youve got a lot or dirt on, but you'll have to take a bath a day for a month before jou'll bo finished." "1 sentence him to take two baths a day," chuckled Judge Owl who, with King Fisher, hnd hopped out on a' limb overhanging the liver, so that he could better enjoy the show The judge was wearing the Hark goggles which Peggy had given him at the time of the Birds' Harvest Party, and looked like a funny paper cartoon as he gurgled and giggled. Tags glanced angrllv at Judge Owl He couldn't understand bird talk, and didn't know- what the Judge waa saying, but he could understand the hooting laugh that followed. Angrv over the washing- he had been given and afraid to take his temper out on Lonesome Bear, Tags suddenly stooped and picked up a large muddy sod. This he threw right at jtrtge Ow 1, hitting him full In the face and knock ing him head over heels off the tree into the river. juuge um was v,3 V ic xxfrcV V'sSL' oz: V Tr5sJr . .7' -lr ou tM 1 :1S! v I . &r "Oh, I'm fmUheil! I'n. lini-licd!" cplutlercil Tatt i the bank "My, Isn't he the swell aris tocrat, being given his evening bath by his valet." Hut Laughing .lakes Jokes quickly astonished that he let out a loud squawk .gave place to howls ns Lonesome Bear that ended In a gulp as hl3 head went I abruptly giabbed blm nnd went rolling under the water. Ho was so flutTy that ( iver the liver bank They plumped he couldn't sink and his head hobhtd ; into the water, and Laugnlng Jake got quickly up again. Just us thorough a bath as Tags had, "My glasses, oh. my glasses are yelling like a spoiled child all the while, gone!" he shrieked. Sure enough, hl3 Lonesome Bear next went after Rag precious goggies had disappeared Quick pfdy Jim, but the young tramp fooled , i. ti im-I... Ml. -t 1 .. k . mm he rutin nr In the rli er nnri ne.jli as u 11UM1 nniB rieuci uiuu mm iiic ' --.- a ... ... .... .... .....,, stream. When he came up a fish was, diving in ... K; f ADMITTEB Lady (to uuiiutd soldier in hos pital) You must have come through some pretty tight squeezes' He (gulltilyr Well, ma'am, the nurses have been pretty good to me. Yale Record. WONDERFUL SINGER "My wife is a wonderful vocal ist, why, I have heard her hold her audience for hours " "Get out!" "After which 6he would lay it in a ciadle and rock It to sleep." Pennslvania Punch Howl. struggling in his talons. And in the fish's mouth were Judge Owl's precious goggles. Judge Owl grabbed them In a hurry and King Fisher gobbled the fish. "My. isn't that a funny fish story!" exclaimed Peggy. "Who will believe me when I tell It?' The other four tramps had enjojed the ducking of Tags as much as the Birds had. ' "Will some ohe please Introduce us to this strange, clean gentleman?" Jibed "I'll take mv own bath, vou tend to the oilier fellows," he shouted as hc came to the surface and hrlskly rubbed his face. Lonesome Beat went after Hal the Fat and Bertie the Boozer, but they dodged him, finally wading Into the river io escape mm. mere mey scrubbed and scrubbed, though they didn't like It a bit When the tramps, very damp but much cleaner, lined up on the bank again, I'eggy gazea nt mem critically. "ou looK much better, she said "If scarcely believe jou lb be Huns and traitors." "We're not Huns and traitors. We're good Americans '" shouted the tramps In in angry chorus. "Don't ou dare call .vours-cjf good Americans!" warned Peggy, going right up to them and shaking her tiny fist In their faces. "Good Americans are fighting and djlng In France today; good Americans -.. making munitions nnd building sh! good Amei leans nie growing food and .vlng it; good Ameri cans are giving tin lr money, their time, vhelr work, their liver, to win the war! "But wha,t are the Huns doing? nui are traitors uoinc.'. VV Hat are vou five tr.-lmns Hnlno-?' Peer,., nnlnl.' .n -- -t .-- -... -r,,,,, inu ... accusing nnger at eacn one In turn. "While our brave boys nre struggling against the inemv you aren't raising a hand to help them. You are even steal ing the food the .farmers are raising to feoH then. V'nt n .A Irtln.r. . n.. . .. 'slackers, you are food .w asters, vou are thieves! Shame on jou, Huns! Shame on ou, traitors." ' "I'll not stand to be called.a Hun and traitor," shouted Tags, Indignantly. "You little vKen, I'll ." He made a sud den move toward Pcggv, "Shut un! The girl Is rleht!" de clared Raggedy Jim. "She's holding up a looking glass so vve can see ourselves as vve are. And I tell jou I see a lot clearer since 1 bad that bath. We nre good-for-nothings, and we are traitors be cause we arcn t Helping America to win. But I tell jou I'm going to be a traitor no longer. I'm through with this vcholo useless life. I'm through with jou!" Lonesome Bear rose up on his hind legB to applaud this speech, but lost his balance, and fell against Billy Belgium, knocking over the gun which had been holding the tramps 1n awe. The gun went oft wlllv a roar, the shot whistling harmlessly through the trees. "Hah ! That was the only loaded shell left in the gun!" shouted Tags. "Now It Is our turn. We'll teach you sassy children not to (Insult and abuse jour eiaers. vv e u uirasn you wnniii an men of vour lives." " v "You'll have to thrash me first," cried Raggedy Jim,- Jumping in front of the children. "It's four to One. Well do that In a minute. Come on boj-s !" The four tramps Jumped forward wllh fists clenched, ''Then they Jumped back, for a head appeared through the hushes the head of the Giant of the Woods "And jou'll have to thrash me, too." growled the Giant. "Come on- and let's start the partj-." Laughing Jake, as Tags scrambled up I hadn't seen jou before jour bath I'd (Tomorrow iclll bo told what hap pens to the tramps, to Pegoil and' to Lonesome Bear.) i When the advancing horde of bodies' had reached a shell hole about ten jards distant, Walsh yelled: "Fire I" Bullets chugged from Yankee rifles, and several of the Huns went down. "Mix in, boys, now and kick hell out of 'em!" shobted Walsh, Jumping Into the thick of the fight and laying about him In every direction. He put a bul let into a aggressive Germany, nnd cracked the skulfW another with the butt of his automatic. The Yanks, In spired by the plucky work of their lead er, fought with the v.lm and courage of American fighters of old. It was a hand-to-hand fracas that would havo made Israel Putnam, that fine old saint of Yankee battledom, chuckle with glee The Americans sweated, puffed, -swore and grunted as thej- lunged with knives, Hwung rifle butts and searched for Hun nlfch windpipes with wiry fingers. As for the Huns, they quickly realized they had unwittingly struck Into a very bad hornets' nest, and they retreated in disorder, throwing away their lilies and trench knives In their haste to get back home. In the sanrs attack n big Irish cor poral ran Into two Germans near a traverse In the American trench. He was so close to the bodies, that he couldn't use his bayonet, to he grabbed one of them bv the neck and pressed his thumb clean through the fellow's windpipe, choking him to death, Tho other German started to run, and the cornoral snltted mm with h s bavonet. An Amei lean private of small stature engaged in a terrinc nana-to-nanu ugni w Ith a' giant Prusslan.A.The boche was as powerful as a bollerTiiaker, and bent his adversary backward, evidently with the Intention of bieaklng the spine of the American soldier, uut tne lain; grabbed a mess fork from his boot leg and jabbed It Into the throat of the Prussian, who died instantly. When tho raid began, 'Prlvato Voile started to throw a grenade at the enc mj. The grenade slipped from his hand nnd fell Into the bottom or the trench. Telling his comrades to beat It. he threw himself upon the grenade In the hope of extinguishing the fuse. The Infernal thing exploded and Voile's legs were ter llble mangled. Corporal Thomas C'osgrove had his head stuck over the top when the raid started, when, zip! a machine gun bul let passed through both cheeks, knocking a chew- of tobacco out of hls mouth. Cu-grove was sorry he lost the chew, but ho was mighty glad he had escaped so casllj-. An American doughboy was buried bj a shell explosiqp, only his feet sticking above the'earth. On those feet were a pair of brand-new shoes. A boche came along, unlaced the shoes, removed them and beat It across No Man's Land with his booty. When the doughboy was dug out by his comrades he was so enraged at the loss of his boots that his com rades had to lay hold of him to keep him from rushing over to the German trenches. Most of our boys wno were wounded were able to walk to the first-aid sta tions. When they arrived there the sur geons would make use of, that famou. Kngllsh expression, "Ale j-ou down hearted?" And the doughbovs would roar back! "No, we're going hack and get some more ot tnose nocne aevus. Sergeant Joseph Petrush. of my bat terj was awarded the Crolx'de Guerre for conspicuous bravery during this en gagement. - Shells exploded all around blm, but he stuck to his post. The spo'ies of his gun cairiage were blown awaj and his shield was riddled with shrapnel. An exploding shell wrecked his gun pit, but Petrush didn't quit. He cleared awaj abuse bv tho Allies if they are captured. One ot the prisoners who was sent to the hoslillal hecause of wounds wduldn't eat any food until It first had been tast ed by a nurse. He was certain that poison nan neen piacea in nis enow. A map found on one of the Germans showed how completely the Huns pre pare their rnlds. The map showed every machine gun emplacement, every trench nnd every depression In the ground with in the American lines ' That raid made us so mad that vve de "'ded to strike back at the Huns and we did a few days later. TO BE CONTINUKD TOMORROW) TRENCH TALK ll'onlhuicd From Jfcstertiau) MI3SS KIT. Kvery soldier Is sup plied with nn aluminum frying pan, with folding handle, which locks a similar dish on the pan as a covdr. Inside repose a knife, fork and spoon, and this outfit In a canvas bag, together with the army tin cup, mnke up what Is , known as the soldier's' mess klrr Wlth It, he can cook himself, from his emergency-rations, a very ac ceptable mini wherever he may happen to be. MIMINWERFKK. The German name fur h trench mortar, n short t Klin of sometimes large caliber which Is equipped to throw- heavy, mines or bombs from the bottom of a trench Into the enemy's trenches. MITItAII.I.KUSK. A kind of Ilia chine gun. t MI'I.K HKINNER. The soldiers name for a teamster. . MUNITION HUMP. In order to hav an ample supplj- of shells on hand, It Is customarj' to bring up jiugc numbers of hlgh-exploslve nnd shrapnel shells nnd pile them somewhere near - the artlllerj-. Tills dump then becomes a target for the enemy's guns and airplanes, which endeavor to drop a bonjb on the .dump, which will explode the whole. ' ... M sTATtn OAS. A variety which the Huns Itako great delight In sending over against the Allied lines. It smells like i mustard and makes the eyes water. NO MAX'S U.MI, The strip of ter. t'tory Ijing between the hostile trenches, which no man owns and no man wants. It is populated chiefly by shell holes and barbed wire. . 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