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"The Martial Adventures of
Henry And Me"
A Serial by William Allen
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
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)
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,
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
Do Your Shopping Friday and
SaturdayStore will be closed
all day Labor Day,
The very encouraging news from "the front" stimulates for greater savings put all
you can in War Saving Stamps Serve the Allies by saving.
Tub Street Dresses
In all about 100 dresses, the most stylish and dressy models of the season all of extra
quality tul) fabrics, neatly and stylishly trimmed, all sizes.
Actual, Real Worth Values to $10.00
Extra Special
Your Choice, $3.95
It will be more than economical to anticipate now and buy your next seasons' needs;
for this is truly an offer that it will be impossible to repeat.
Tailor Made Tub Skirts, One-Half
S5.00 White Skirts $2.50
These are of excellent quality white piques, gaberdines, plain twills and herringbones.
All sizes in the assortment. -Materials in some of these skirts arc worth up to $1.00
Tailored Silver Bloom Skirts,
$6.00 and $6.50 Values, Choice $3.95
In this lot are also some genuine Palm Beach skirts in plain colors, the silver blooms
come in a largo assortment of fancy and sport stripes. All positively tub proof ma
terials, and skirts you can wear way late in the fall. Certainly a most wonderful skirt
Tailored Silk Skirts
Values to $8.50, Choice $4.45
Skirts of high class fancy plaid and stripe silks in all the most popular and stylish
color combinations livery one a strictly tailored garment.
(Heady to Wear Department Second Floor)
For women, the hose that is knit to fit with
out a seam, absolutely fast black, all sizes,
medium weight,
cotton only
For women, one of the best wearing and best
made lisle hose, light weight, deep garter
top, very fine quality, white, black, PCQp
tan and grey .'. tMU
A very fine quality of women's silk lisle
hose, in stainless black and pure white, high
spliced reinforced heels, double 71
sole and toes. All sizes, per pair 6 OX,
Fancy stripes and plaids and plain white
tans and black, all sizes from 4 to 9. OCp
A sox of full Hoc value, per pair dOj
For boys and girls, taped over shoulders,
and tape fastened buttons, attachments for
hose supporters. Sizes 1 Qfp
1 to 13 years OOK'
For women with French band top, tight and
loose knee, of special weight and quality.
Regular Ur
sizes . . ,
sizes . .
A very fine quality gauze lisle, V neck, taped
neck and sleeves; extra large outsize FCfjp
olACo, ujjv lai i. ii ..............
Jap Lunch Cloths
Something that is very scarce and hard to pet assorted patterns.
colors absolutely fast. Full 60x60 size.
$2.10 values .
Fancy Tub Skirtings
In assorted plaids, stripes and plain white, poplins, tricotines.
gabardines, piques, whipcords skirtings
worth up to $1.00 yd DUC
Linen Huck Towels
An extra pood buy white linen hucU towels good heavy 001,,
weight large size, hemmed. Regular 50c quality OO ' "1
(Linen Dept. Main Floor)
We are showing the
New Canteen Bag
All the craze in X?w York and fashion centers, shown in all colors
and patent kid. Fitted inside with coin purse and mirror. Fancy
silk lined They are certainly swagger.
(Leather Goods Main Floor)
Maderia Handkerchiefs
Handkerchiefs worth today easily 75c and $1.00. genuine hand
embroidered on fine linen, dainty, pretty designs
to select from, each
(Handkerchiefs Main Floor)
Extra Sample
A special purchase of 25 dozen
Samples from one of the largest
most stylish Fall neckwear,
and best neckwear values in
America, in all the new and
novel effects. Only one or two
of each stvlc, actual values to
(Center Aisle Main Floor)
Tn our regular stock of neck
wear we are showing all the
new novelties in collar and
cuff sets and collars, beautiful
creations, ranging in frice from
50c to $3.00.
(Neckwear Dept Main Floor)
Waists still at
Manufacturers advise us that before long the
price on this waist will be advanced 50 Today
these waists are far better and more stylish than
waists selling at $1.50 and even $1.75.
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)
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
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.
mm m
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.
Use The Republican Classified Ads
for Results Read for profit.
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.
President Buyers' and Sellers' Live
stock Association.
?P :
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.
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.

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