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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1918
PAGE FIVE. "The Martial Adventures of Henry And Me" A Serial by William Allen White A Close-up of the Great War by Mr. White and his Companion, Henry J. Allen, Students of Carnage and Con ditions in Battle-Torn Europe. Sixth Installment Chapter III honest, courageous leadership of a n,i-1 tion to keep any nation honest. But hen hopes begin to sag, when the forces of disorder and darkness that lie subdued and dormant in every na tion, and in every human heart are hidden by evil times to rise they rise. Leadership falls in its battle against them. For a year after the mora.. of the French began to come back strong, the French newspapers and French government were busy cxpos- and punishing the creatures who shamed Fiance in the spring of 1917. German money has been traced to per sons high in authority. Intrigue in Franca A network of German spies was un covered, working with the mistresses of men high in government the kaiser is not above using the thief and the harlot for his aims; money literally by the carload was poured into certain departments to hinder the work of the army, and the tragic disaster of the Champagne drive was the result partly r intrigue in Paris m the government. partly of poverty, partly the result of three winters of terrible suffering hi the nation, and partly the weakening under tho strain of all these thine;. of this "too too solid flesh and blood." During the winter of 1916-17 soldiers at the front received letters from home telling of starvation and freezing and sickness in their families. And trench conditions in the long hard winter were all but unbearable. When a soldier finally got a leave of absence and started home, he found the railroad system breaking down and he had long waits at junction points w ith no sleep ing quarters, no food, no shelter. French soldiers going home on leave would lie all night anil all day out in the open, drenched by the rain ami stained by the mud, and would reach home bringing to their families trench ermin and trench fever and trench misery untold, to add to the woe that the winter had brought to the home while the soldier was away. Then when he went back to fight, he found that a bureaucratic clash had left the soldiers without supplies, or food or ammunition in sufficient quantities to supply the battle needs. In the bureaucratic clash some one st his head in the army and ordered the men into their own barrage, llun- dicds were slaughtered. Thousands were verging on mutiny. A regiment refused to fight, and another threaten ed to disobey. The American ambul ance boys told us that the most hor rible task they did was when they hauled eighty poor French boys out to be shot for mutiny! Spies in Paris, working through the mistresses of the department heads, the sad -strain of war upon the French economic re sources, and the withering hand of winter upon the heart of Fiance had achieved ail but a victory for the forces of evil in this earth. And there we were that summer day, when time and events had chang ed the face of fate, looking out across the blighted field of Champagne at what might have been the wreck of France. A Different France All is changed now. At every rail road junction the American Red Cross Ihas 'built cantonments, where beds and food and baths and disinfecting ovens for trench clothes are installed for the homeward bound soldiers of of France. The American Red Cross has the name of every French soldier's family that is in need, and that fam ily's need are being supplied by the American Red Cross. And the sure hope of victory has given the leader ship of France a mastery of the forces of evil in the lower levels of the na tion's political consciousness that wil make it impossible for the kaiser's friends, the courtesans, to accomplish anything next winter. We gazed across the field that af ternoon and seeing the blotched acres, weed blasted, shellpocked, blistered with white trenches and scarred with lone jagged barbed-wire rents for miles and miles, and we thought how perfectly does the spirit of man mark the picture of his souls agony upon his daily work. Stricken Rheims It was late in the afternoon when we left that sector of the line. We passed a bombed hospital where two doctors and three nurses had been killed a night or two before. It was a disquieting night, and the big Red Cross on the top of the hospital showed that the German airmen who dropped the bombs were careful in their aim. Gradually as we left the Champagne front the booming guns giew fainter and fainter and finally we could not "hear them, and we came it.to a wide, beautiful plain and then turned into the city of Rheims. It was bombed to death but not to ruins. Rheims is what Verdun must have been during the first year of the war, a phantom city, desolate, all but un inhabited, broken and battered and abandoned. Here and there, living In caves and cellars, a few citizens still stick to their homes. A few stores n main open and an occasional trickle of commerce flows down the streets. We went to the cathedral and found its outlines there a veritable Miss Havisham of a ruin, the pale spectre of its former beauty, but proud and if stone and iron can be conscious vain of its glory. A gash probably ten feet square has been gouged the pavement by a German shell, and the hole uncovers a hidden passage to Ihe Cathedral of which no one in this generation knew. In the hoverin twilight we walked about, gazing in a sadness that the broken splendor of the place cast upon us, at the detail? 01 the devastation. The roof, of course is but 'a film of wood and iron rent with big holes. The walls are intact I nt cracked and broken and tottering The Gothic spires and gargoyles and ornaments are shattered beyond re storation, and the windows are but staring blind eyes where once the soul cf the church gazed forth. Men come and gather the broken bits of glass as art treasures. (Continued Tomorrow) o n 1 League Standings I In Which We Encounter Bombs Burst ing in the Air There is something, though Heaven Knows not much, to be said for war as war. And the little to be said is said when one declares that it refreshes life t y taking us out of our ruts. Routine kills men and nations and races; It is stagnation. But war shakes up society ruts men into strange environments, clvra them new diversions, news aims, changed ideals. In the faint breath of war that came to Henry and me, as "we vent about our daily task inspecting hospitals and first aid posts and am bulance units for the Red Cross, there as a tremendous whiif of the hip hange that must come to lives that r'!l get into war as soldiers. Even we were for ever pinching ourselves ii. se if we were dreaming, as we rode through the strange land, filled with warlike Impedimenta, and devoted cx i lusively to the science of slaughter. By rihta we should have been sitting In our offices in Wichita and Emporia editing two country newspapers, wrangling mildly with the pirates of the paper mills to whom our miserable little forty or fifty carloads of white laper a year was a trifle, dickering with foreign advertisers who desired 1- spread before Wichita and Emporia the virtues of their chewing gum or talking machines, or discussing the ever changing situation with the local natesmen. At five o'clock Henry should be on his way to the Wichita tolf course to reduce his figure, and Ihe sullen roar of the muffler cut-out on the family ear should be warning me that we were going to picnic that t:ight out on the Osage hills in the sunset, where it would be up to me to est gluten hread and avoid sugars starches and fats to preserve the girl ish lines of mv figure. Fish Out of Water Rut instead, here we were puffing up a hill in ! ranee, through under brush, across shell holes to a hidden trench choked with telephone cables tnat should lead underground to an observation post where a part of the staff of the French army sat overlook ing the battle of the Champagne. As we puffed and huffed up the hill, we recalled to each other that we had bien in our offices but a few weeks before when the Asociated Press re port had brought us the news of the Champagne drive for hill 208. Among e ther things the report had declared "a number of French soldiers were or dered into their own barrage, and sev rial were shut for refusing to go into action thereafter!" And now here we were looking through a peephole in the camouflage at the battlefield! We were half way up the hill; below us lay a weedy piece of bottom land, all kneaded and pockmarked by shells. stretching away to another range of hills perhaps five miles, perhaps ten miles away, as the valley widened or narrowed. The white clay of the soil erupting under shell fire glimmered nakedly and indecently through the weeds. It was hard to realize that three years before the valley before us bad been one of the greatest fertile vallevs in France, dotted with little grey towns with glowing red roofs. i For as we looked it seemed to be "that ominous tract, which all agree hides the Park Tower!" There it all lay: the "ragged thistle stalk," with its head chopped off; "the dock's harsh swart leaves bruised as to balk all hope of greenness." "As for the grass, it grew , man tier than hair in leprosy; thin dry leaves pricked the mud, which under neath looked kneaded up with blood! Where Roland Was It was the self-same field that Ttoland crossed! In the midst of the waste zigzagged two lines two white gashes in the soil, with a scab of hor i .tie brown rust scratched between them the French and German trenches and the barbed wire entanglements. At some places the trenches ran close together, a few hundred feet or a few hundred yards marked their distance jpart. At other times they backed fearfully away fiom one another with the gashed, stark, weed-smeared earth raping between them. We paused to rest in our climb at a little shrine by the wayside. A communication trench slipped deviously up to it, and through this trench were brought the wounded; for the shrine, a dugout in the hillside had been converted into a first aid station. A doctor and two stretcher bearers and two ambulance men were waiting there. Yet the little shrine, lather than the trenches that crept up to It, dominated the scene and the war seemed far away. Occasionally we heard a distant boom and saw a tall cone of dirt rise in the bottom land among the trenches, and we felt that se.me poor creature might be in his e'eath agony. Inviting Disaster But that was remote, too, and Major Murphy of our party climbed to the n.of of the dugout and begun turning bis glasses toward the German lines. I hen the trenches about suddenly grew alive. The Frenchmen were waving their hands and running about excited ly. Major Murphy was a Major a tegular United States Army Major in 0 regular United States army uniform so grand that compared with our cheap 1 otton khaki it looked like a five thous and dollar outfit. The highest officer t ear us was a French second -lieutenant, who had no right to boss a Major! r;wt something had to be done. So the s-cond-lieutenant did it. He called elown the Major; showed him that h; wa in direct range of the German runs, and made it clear that a big six-foot American in uniform standing silhouetted against the sky-line would bring down a whole w agon -load of German hardware on our part of the line. The fact that the German trenches were two miles away did not make the situation any less dangerous. After wards we left the shrine and the trenches and went on up the hill. . A Kansas Landscape The view from the observation trench on the hill-top. when we finally got there, was n wonderful view, sweeping the whole Champagne battle field. Hill 208 lay In thedlstance. still in German hands, and before it, wallowing in the white earth were a number of English tanks abandoned by the French. Ly ing out there in No Man's -Land be tween the trenches, the tanks looked j our Kansas eyes like worn oui threshing machines and spelled more I I early than anything else In the land scape the extent of the French failure in the Champagne drive of the spring et, 13JT. It may be profitable to know jrst how far the pendulum of war bad swung toward failure In France last spring, before America declared war. To begin: The French morale vent bad! We heard here in America that France was bled white. The French commission told us how sorely Fiance needed the American war declaration. But to say that the m.,r-1 Yesterday's Results ale of a mittnn has gone bad means ew york. K; Washington. 4. so much. It is always a struggle even Boston-Philadelphia, postponed, rain, i i peace, even Is prosperity, for the I tXo other games scheduled.) c n W. L. V.-t. f'hicago "7 42 .647 N'ew York 67 SI .r.HS Pittsburg fit r.R .TcT. Cincinnati 61 60 ..r04 Brooklyn 57, 64 .402 Philadelphia M 63 .147 Boston SI 66 .4H6 St. Louis 50 73 .407 Yesterday's Results New York. 4: Brooklyn, ft. Chicago. 1 and 6: Cincinnati. 0 and 4. Pittsburg. 1 and 1: St. Louis, 0 and 4. Philadelphia-Boston, postponed, rain, AMERICAN LEAGUE V.'. L. Pet. Boston 71 4S ..'.97 Cleveland ' 69 ;,4 .Sol Washington 68 S4 .".j7 New York .60 58 .508 Chicago 57 65 .475 St. Louis 56 6t Hi7 Detroit 52 67 . .Hi Philadelphia 51 72 .415 FIR3T AND WASHINGTON 5TR. THE STORE OF SERVICE THE HOUSE OF COURTESY Do Your Shopping Friday and SaturdayStore will be closed all day Labor Day, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd The very encouraging news from "the front" stimulates for greater savings put all you can in War Saving Stamps Serve the Allies by saving. 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The materials arc of superior merit and quality, the best tub proof fabrics, cleverly and stylishly trimmed in fine laces and embroideries. All new early fall styles. All sizes to select from. (Waist Dept. Second Floor) US Enemy Forces In Three Cornered Offensive To Be Driven Out of State Get down the broom and dust off the I rake and the shovel and the hoe. for "clean up week" looms in the offing for the entire state of Arizona. According to information given out at the office of O. H. Brown, state health officer, Arizona is going to tie given the rubbing and scrubbing and raking of its life along about the sec ond week in October. The state de partment of health, acting in conjunc tion with the state council of defense is formulating plans for this state wide cleanup. The state health de partment and the council of defense will, under the plans outlined, have the co-operation of every" county, city, town and village in putting this state house cleaning across. Clean-up Three-Cornered It's going to be a three-phase clean up menial, moral and physical. It will be in the nature of a gigantic prod to 'the residents of Arizona to think cleanly, live cleanly, and live in clean, healthful surroundings. The big drive against General Rub bish, physically and mentally, will be commanded by Supreme Commanders Work and Energy, assisted by the first, second, third and fourth armv corps, commanded by Major Generals Broom. Hake, Shovel and Hoe. It is well known that enemy forces under General Rubbish have been carelessly allowed to entrench them selves in admirable positions in every nook and cranny of towns and villages throughout the state. Marshal O. H. Brown of the state medical forces and his staff the council of defense are preparing for a smashing drive early in the campaign, hut from past experi ences it is well known that the enemy will hold on until the Inst ditch. Many street and backyard engagements are expected, and the high command is preparing to drill its forces in combat ing snipers, for this brand of fighting is bound to be indulged in by parties of the enemy secluded in houses, under garnage pails and in barns. German Ariplanes Included Anti-aircraft defenses are being perfected to exterminate the enemies air forces. The housefly type of enemy airplanes have been doing deadly work of late, each machine being command ed by millions of Germs. So numerous have the enemy air forces become that Marshall Brown and staff have con cluded that the best way to overcome them is to destroy their airdromes and factories the manure piles. The high command recommends that screens be placed over every open ing in houses as a protection agaist raids by enemy air forces. Public eat ing houses have been marked out as excellent targets by the raiders and in general orders soon to be issueel. these places will be directed to take parti cular precautions so as to protect their patrons. The exact time for "going over the top" has not been announced as yet by the supreme command, but it will be preceded by a heavy barrage of pub licity which will develop into a drum fire when the drive gels under way. o ARMY CURE FOR ALCOHOLISM mm m TO URGE RATE ON Eight hundred cases of alcoholism have been cured during our camp ex perience. This is a condition that comes to us from civil life when the men are drafted. These men may backslide at some future time, when they are released from military super vision, but for the time being, at leiist. Son lives have been rendered normal r.nd temperate. Collier s Weekly. o Use The Republican Classified Ads for Results Read for profit. mm E J. R. Norton, a cattle feeder, received yesterday a letter from the Buyers and Sellers association, dated Amarillo. Texas, asking that every cattleman .in this vicinity wire immediately the food administration. Washington, urging the adoption of $45 a ton for cottonseed cake under certain conditions. Mr. Norton explained that he wired ac- i cordingly and that it is the duty of alii cattlemen to do likewise. The letter he leceived follows: Amarillo, Texas. Aug. '.'8. 1 PIS. Please take up with every cattleman in your locality urging them to wire immediately the food administration, Cottonseed Products Division, both at Washington, D. C. and Houston. Texas, urging them to adop price of $45 per ton for cottonseed cake basis 43 ptr e'ent protein, 100 pound sacks, f.o.U. cars at mill. This price was recom mended by the Texas Cottonseed Crushers' association on August 2 at Galveston and was given publicity by the press and we think this a fair and just price to all concerned. We realize there is a shortaga in the cotton crop in certain portions of Texas, but to raise the price of seed would not materially benefit the'j'arm ers in the drouth stricken localities, but would allow that portion of Texas and other cotton growing sections ef the United States that are not drouth stricken to reap rieh harvests r.t the expense of the already over-lunik ned drouth stricken stockmen of tile great southwest. The actual production of j cotton, according to the government I reports for the season 1917-18 was 11,- 300.254 bales, against the last estimated I production for the coming season of 13.619,000 bales, or an excess over last year's crop of' 2,318.746 bales. It In estimated by some that the crop lias deteriorated 1,000,000 bales since the last government report August 1. Granting this, it would still make the cotton crop for the coming season 1, 318.746 bales more than last year. How ever, with' the general rains the past week over a large portion of Texas and practically all of Oklahoma, it H pos sible for the production of cotton to be as much, if not more, than the ast government estimate of 2,ilS.746 bales more than last year. ' It is very important that both the large and small livestock owners get busy unless they want to pay from $7j to SS0 ner ton for your cake f.o.b. cars at mill, for if you don't do something to protect and care foe our (now almost depleted) breeding herds that are so e-ssential in producing beef to feed our soldiers to win our war. we will soon find not only meatless days, but meat less weeks. Now take a little time and urge all to wire at once to both E. A. I'cdcn. federal foeid administrator for Texas. Houston. Texas, and Food Administra tion, Cotton Seed Products Division, Washington. I). C. Yours very truly. R. B. MASTERSOX. Sr. President Buyers' and Sellers' Live stock Association. REWARD NOT ALWAYS TO GREAT ?P : NEW DIRECTOR OF WAR EXPORT BOARU A 'London bookseller's catalog an nounces a copy of Browning's first book for $2,200 Tet. when it was printed, in 1833. through the assistanse of the poet's aunt. Mrs. Silverthorne. the poet would have been glad to have sold a copy in i's little drab boards for a few shillings. The reason it is worth so much money now is that few of them have survived, and his partic ular copy is described as immaculate. There may not be money in poetry for the poets, but if the poet only is thoughtful enough to become great his earl trifles may bring a flood of gold to some happy possessor. Phila delphia Public Ledger, Ism cr Henry B. Van Sinderen. Henry B. Van Sinderen of New York is the new director of the bureau of exports of the war trade board. Van Sinderen formerly was associated with the American trad ing company. COUNT YOUR PULSE A new-born baby's pulse should beat from 130 to 140 times per minute; a year-old child's llj to 13" ; a 1 4 -y car old's SO to 90: an adult's from 70 td75 and an aged person's from 60 to 73. Woman's World.