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REFUGEES LAND HOME TELL
OF THRILLING TIMES New York, Aug. 12. Throwing kisses to the Statue of Liberty and singing "America," refugee Ameri cans arrived in port today on the Holland-American liner Potsdam from the war-torn countries of Eu rope. All had experienced difficulty in getting to Rotterdam and Boulogne Sur Mer and many lost everything but the clothes they had? on. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Keen and W. H. Howard, all of Boston, told a graphic story of the call to the colors in Paris. "Paris went wild," said Keen. "Frenzied people marched through the streets. When the call to the colors was announced waiters who were reservists threw off their aprons and rushed to enroll, leaving food on the tables and waiting patrons. The city was paralyzed by withdrawal of men from their usual occupations and crazy for war. "Even before the mobilization -'we had an awful time trying to get large bills cashed. Restaurants refused to accept them. All of the boulevard cafes were closed, the authorities fearing that in their enthusiasm the crowds might throw chairs, spoons and chinaware around. "We left Paris on the last big refugee train and left all our bag gage behind." Dr. and Mrs. George C. Fahy of New Haven considered themselves the luckiest of any of the refugees. Mrs. Fahy was in Paris while her husband attended a convention of dentists in London. She left Paris without baggage, got to London, rushed into a hall where Dr. Fahy was delivering a lecture, and the two left at once for Rotterdam. The den tist wore his dress suit across the channel. It was all he had. Washington. Additional reassur ing advices were received today by Sec'y of War Garrison as to the sit uation of Americans in Germany. He had not been definitely advised that" the German government had prepar ed to provide special trains to trans port Americans out of Germany, but he said other nations had done this and he would not be surprised if, Ger many took the same step. London. Headed by Dr. John H, Finley, commissioner of education of New York state, representatives of the American 'citizens' committee planned to leave here today for Ger many to assist Americans stranded in the kaiser's country. They will go by way of Holland and under the aus pices of the Red Cross Society. Paris. With appeals for aid still being received, the American em bassy up to today, .bad distributed $35,000 among 5,500 Americans stranded and without funds in the, war zone. ROADS NAME REPRESENTATIVES W. L. Parks, vice president of the Illinois Central, and H. E. Byrum,. vice president of the Burlington sys tem, have been appointed, it is said, to represent the roads at the coming arbitration. The employes will next name two! representatives and the four will, then select two independents to rep-i resent the public. If the four cannot agree on the others they will be" chosen by the United States Board of Mediation. All members must be named with in thirty days after the signing of the arbitration agreement This was signed Aug. 3. o o TABLES TURNED A clergyman was arguing with a friend of his on the desirability of at tending church. At last he put the question squarely: "What is your per sonal reason for not attending?" The gentleman smiled in a quiet way as he replied, "The fact is, one finds so many hyprocrites there." Return ing the smile, the clergyman said: "Do not let that keep you away t there is always room for one more."