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L. OUST S sols. Pobiiabera. j ^amilq Jltirspaper: jfor the promotion of the political, jioeial, Sjrienltnnl and Commercial interests of the Jtople. J TERM,^^^c?i^mLNce*mNCE' ESTABLISHED 1835 YQRK^a. C.. FHIDAY.'MAY -2471918- NO. 42 mii'immirtiininiiiiitiiiiiirttiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1 "Bride o ? By VICTOH 1 A ROMANCE OF THi | FIGHTING ON | FIELDS 0. = Copyright hy ) MllllflUIMMIMIIIMIIIIIIJIIiaiimtlllllllllllU CHAPTER XIIL I .No word had come of any project of attack on the morrow morning. In this the seigeant's prediction had pi'ohaidy proved false; yet the feeling In the air of aomething impending seemed to have communicated itself to the enemy's lines, distant some three hundicd v<irds across a desolate region cliurned up ly shells; for there came spasmodic alarms all through the night which resulted in outbursts of rifle firing on either side that vnidiiHlh died away. A wiring parly and a listening post I party were out from tin* American I trenches, and Mark was on duty withl three othciK of the stretcher hearers'I company, ready tor a call. ^ It was an eerie sensation, sitting j I there in the dugout. looking through! the doorway at the stars shining! al.ove the parapet, ut the sentries. I standing at their posts, eyes on thel terrain opposite; hearing the rat-tat I of machine guns, the challenges, thel heavy breathing of his companions. | obvious to everything. Vividly thel l>ast scenes of his life flashed through I his mind. Klciinor. Ins love and his I folly, his shame and his regeneration! were lived over again. Kellerman'sl approaches had changed the focus oi I the mental pictures, lie tried not tol build extravagant hopes on the con-I vcrsution, he tried to believe in Kell-1 erinun, even to reconcile himself tol the possibility of his mnrrylng Klea-1 nor. Hut he knew that he was tin- I aide to think clearly: and. even as hel strove to reconcile the |>ast and thel future, the alarm came. A corporal wus at the dugout door. I "Stretcher hearers!" he whispered. ! The four men were on their feet I immediately, two stretchers ready. "A man hit between the lines,"! said the corporal. "You've got tol hring him In. You can see hiin from I this loop-hole." I Mark stepped upon the sentry's I platform and saw, indistinct in thel - ?about half I dark lies*, u nuuuuu ...... way 10 the Herman trenches. Then he heard Kellennan's voice at his side. "A man of the ?th not hit." he said. "Hrlng him in. Weston. Make a <iwick Jol? of it. Corporal Haines, you'll take chnrge. You two will be ready to take out _ipur stretcher in case anything ^^^^h^pSIs/^headdec^to the two1 others. ' The corporal hoisted himself upon the sandbags and squirmed over. Mark followed, and they pulled up the stretcher and then Mark's comrade. As they were over the |iara|>et the trenches laded Into invisibility: nothing was to be seen but an undulating extent of ground, with the posts that supported the criss-crossing wires. The corjioral led the way, crouching toward the gap In the wires They passed two lines, traversed a diagonal lane, and emerged beyond the third Into the open. The l>ody of the wounded man. which had disap|tcarcd. came into light, a black patch under the stars. "(Jet down!" whispered the corporal. They flung themselves to tin ?* nrocooded to wriggle for * *?? ? -waul under hi* direction*, pushing the stretcher us soundlessly as |x>sslhle across the rough ground. Suddenly the man with Mark uttered an exclamation. "What the devil's he sent us 011 this joh tor?" he demanded truculently. "Shut up. you fool!" whispered the corporal hoarsely. "That ain't the man. He's lieen there these past three days. Dutchman he is; every listening |>ost party knows him. What's the good of dragging him in? He ain't got no head to him." "What you talking ahout?" snarled the corporal. "That's the man the major said, and there ain't no other in sight. Teht!" They flattened themselves as a rocket hurst into the air uhove the Herman lines, revealing as clearly as by da>light the lines of the hostile wiring posts, the> huddled heap some forty yards liefore them, and tinwhole terrain, with its huminocky ground and distant copses, blasted by hellflre. Then the machine guns burst forth. "Rat-tat-tat-tat!" sang the bullets overhead. They swtshed through the grass ami pattered on the ground. No answer came from the section of the American line immediately behind the defenders, but on each side there came answering volleys, making the air an inferno of cracking death. Then gradually the alarm subsided. The rocket showers died down. "Now, boys!" whispered the corporal. They crawled onward. The huddled form came Into clear view. The body seemed to be already blending wun the earth, melting Into formlessness: and there was no need to wonder whether this was of a dead or wounded man. The corporal swore. "I told you so!" mumbled Mark's companion. "I told you so. What's he sent us here for, the fool?" His words ended in a gurgle. Krom behind the shelter of the corpse leaped live men. Noiselessly they flung themselves upon the party of three. Mark felt a pistol at his temple. "Surrender!" hissed a voice in his ear. In a flash he realised the trap. The three were unarmed, noncombatants; it was a counter-raid?and Kellerman had known that the enemy were abroad that night and suspected their rendezvous. He saw his two companions being dragged, unresisting, toward the German lines. Three men were with them: besides his immediate antagonist there was only one other flcrure In the immediate vicinity, and that iiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiji <f Battle" | ; ROUSSEAU S I AMERICAN ARMY f THE BATTLE- | F FRANCE. ? V. G. Chapman. r iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiVF one* half turneel away. Ami the* t benight of the infernal trap goaele d Mark to madness. As his captor. never suspecting resistance em iiis part, let the muzzle of the pistol drop, Mark drew hack his hand and struck upward with all his might. He felt the burn of the powder as the discharged bulled sped under his chin, he hcnril the- startled cry of the Germans; anil then a furious outburst of machine* gun fire came* from tin* trenches opposite*. Two Very lights we-nt up. reve-aling the* two struggling me*? to the* sintrie*s on eithe*r siele*. Mark saw a |Miwe*tful man, a serge-ant. Ill' thought, with l-|pse*-cropped yellow hair ami uie noiiy w a hitoule.s. The man dashed at him. striking madly with his hare lists. The two loin;lit amid a hailstorm of hullnts. Suddenly the Herman uttered ;i choking cry and drop|M*d, hlood spurting from his throat, where a chance hullct had found him. As lie 1*1*11, Mark precipitated himself upon him and lay flat tin the ground. The tiring died away. The star shells grew infrequent: they disclosed no movement in the terrain between tin* lines. Mark drew out his first-aid appliance and strove to hamlago tin wound. Kut the man. who had writhed weakly in his arms. suddenly collapstd and lay still. Mark felt the face grow cold beneath his lingers. It was unnecessary to continue bandaging. And. since there was nothing else to do. he began to crawl back toward tin* parapet of his lines. A whispered challenge, an answer, and lie had scaled tin* sandbags and descended into the mild of the trench, to timl the firing |K>sts crowded and himself facing Kcllcrman and tin* company captain. Inwardly boiling, he stood still. It was too dark to see the expression on Kcllcrman's face but he could imagine the sneering grin that disfigured it. "Well!" said Kcllcrinan sharply. "The man you sent me to bring in was dead, lie had been there for days." "Where are your companions':" demanded Kcllcrman. "Captured." "And you?" "We were attacked in the dark. 1 fought with my man until a bullet) kilted him. The ottiers wen* talun.1 j "And your stretcher?" asked Keller....... ..itI. *? 1.1:1*1.1 sac.: "I left it hclwi'i-n tin* lint's. Po ytm wish mo to go hack for it. >-ir"" "This man is lying." s:i i<l Kellermnu to tho captain calmly, "lit* altantloncil) liis companions ami ran awn>. lie lost his stretcher. I'ut him iiimI?t arrest." The captain Itcokoncd to the pla-| toon sergeant, who came forwartl. "I'd like to say one thing." said Mark, striving to keep his volet steady. "We three were sent o"t to hring in a dead man. who ho.I hceft dead for days?anyone here will l-.-ir lite out in this. Was the man roundel tonight? There was only one hotly in this section?" "Put it out!" saitl the sergeant, laying his hand on Mark's shoulder. Hut Mark swung clear of him anil turned and faced Kellerman again. "You sent me out tonight to put tin out of the way!" he cried, losing all self-control. "For reasons that you know, and I know, >ott wanted me dead, am! you were willing to send two others to their death also. You lied to mi' to put ini- off my guard, il?ti \ou, yon treacherous dog! Ami Iiiti'V the Mow you Ravi', liack again!" Ilr struck Kellerman a hnlTct that sent liiin reeling hack against the tuira pet. (To He Continued.) FAMOUS FLIER KILLED Raoul Lufbery Shot Down by Big German Machine. With the American Army in France, Sunday. May 19. (My the Associated Press.)?Maj. Kaoul l.ufbery. who had heen regarded as the hrst aviator in the American air service, was shot down in tlatnes and killed this morning hv a big tier ma n triplane which he was attackinR. l.ulhery jumped irom his tlnmiiiR plane when $00 yards above the Ri-oillld. He had IS victories to his credit. The Herman machine which brought LiHhery down, which was aimed with two machine guns, with an oi?erntor tor each piece, apparently esca|sal. I.ufhery's only "'wound, aside from those ivceived when he crashed to earth, was a bullet hole through the thumb. Apparently the same bullet punctured one of the gasoline tanks of his machine. The Herman machine was under heavy anti-aircraft tire several times, both before and after the air tiRht and one explosion of a shell upset the enemy plane, hut it managed to straighten out again. It was ahout 10 o'clock this more inn when a Herman triplane suddenly descended from the clouds, nppntvntly because of engine trouble, until it was only sonic 1.500 meters over the city of Totil. The American tliers were on the alert and some of them headed for the lighting line to await the ene my on nis return. Leaps From Machine. Lufbery and the pilot of another machine made after the German, who quickly ran away from the direction of the line, the two American machines following htm. Eight miles away from the enemy's line I.ufbcry was seen to attack from tinder the tail, hut (then he drew off as if his machine gun I had jammed. Two minutes later he attacked again from the same position and almost immediately his machine hurst into flames. The Americans on the ground and hundreds of French men and women going to church along the country roads were horror stricken as they saw the airplane like a ba'l of fire I plunging arthward. Suddenl> the ! saw :h? form of :i man leap from th ! machine. ! LuimiVs body fell in u little Howe ! gard-n while his airplane, still hum ! ing. ?lio|.p> (I to the ground \<><) yard j away. I'.y the time the tirst Ann lican j had cached the spot the hody of th ! famous il>er had been taken hy th 1 French to tin little eity hall where i ! later was eoyered with the French tri | colors and great piles of roses and will ; powers. ; Oaring and Cool. | I.uihery had heroine known through out the American army and in th Frr nch air service as "Luff." and wa one of the most popular Iliers on th front. He was a daring stviator, bit noted for his coolness as well as hi dash. i.ufis.ry had just returned from vis iting his god-mother at Hrest. His sis ter lives there also. He came hacl from Hivst before his leave had ex pir< d because he thought his help waj needed, and had made three flights ii his Xieupurt pursuit inaehine hefori his fatal flight. He had been engager in wntink a recorrl of his life since hi > Ilttl.. lin.: previous to his death. I.nfhery never missed an npitortiinit; to knock down an neiny machine, fro I<ii ii!I\ takim; desperate chances 1i old to his victories. It was only yes tenia\ that lie remarked jokingly: "Vou fellows cannot tret till the eas; pickintrs. I heard how you were knock int." them down and derided to hurr; back and (jet some myself. Is-t 'en all come, the more the merrier." The ait service has lost more than ; eracl, aviator in Litlbcry. It has lost : first class instructor of yountr alrntet just comini; to the front who looked t< him for pointers on the little tricks o the trade which in the pinch mat mean lite or death for the aviator. Maj. K ioiiI I.ittliery has Is-en attach' eil to the American aviation corps lest than tour months hut before that lit had made a brilliant record as a mem her of the La Fayette escadrille with the Frtnch army and wat gem rail) accoiinieu mi' icaiii'i ui no American aces. Only recently In brought down liis l.Sth enemy niachlm which sn far as is knuwn, was tin mmiher standing to his credit when In was killed, and which is liy far tin largest credited to any Antericai aviator, either with the American 01 tin- French army. I.nl'bory's father was a native bori American Imt his mother was a Frencl woman and Lufbory himself was liort in France 31 years ago. For tin greater part of his life, he was a traveler. taking up occupations in various pa its of the world where his fancj led him. lie served at one time foi is months with the American arm) in the Philippines apd was success fully occupied at times in Algeria Kgypt. Turkey and in various parts ol Kurope. t.'ufl cry joined thp. French nvintlnr service in P.HC and soon began to dovelop marked skill as an airman witl the famous LiFayettc escadrille. It;. November of that year he had shot down six machines and had been citec for bravery., and early last year In won the cross of the Legion of Honor Later lie was presented With tile gob; medal of the Aero t'lub of Franco, tin Itritish military medal, the war meda of tin- Aero Club of America, ami several times had been cited in Frond army orders, once as "an incomparable piloC" lie had several narrow escapes front death. When the American air service began to assume active shape in Franci Lulbery was commissioned a major if tlx American army and l:it?* in January <il' tin- present year was iixliictci in tin- tinted States service with that rank. GERMAN TANK A FAILURE Speedier Than British. But Cannot Travel Rough Ground. Further details have Income available regarding tile new (ierinat tanks, several of which made such s |M?or showing at Villors-Hretonneux on the Alines front, late last month The machine weighs til tons and h so unwieldy it is unnlde to negotiat< broad trenches and cannot move ovei ground torn heavily by shells. Tlx tank is iiointed nt both ends. It ii approximately 23 feet long and 9 1-: feet wide and 11 feet high. The armor is of poor quality of steel am varies in thickness up to 30 millimeters. A direct artillery hit will put om out of action and they are also vulnerable to machine guns and rifh fire at various points. The arnianten consists of a 2.2 inch gun forward which tires high explosives and cas< shot: six heavy machine guns, twe on .each side and two in the rear. I is equipped with two 100-horse powei four-cylinder poppet valve engine! wilti an electric starter, and one mat can control and drive it easily. It: top Speed on good ground Is ten mile! an hour. A crew of 19 is carried consisting of one ollicor. three gun ni-rs for tlx- forward guns, two drivers. two mechanics, ten machine gun nets and one signal man. The drivers and mechanics arc vol untccrs from motor transport unit: and the gunners are drawn from tlx artillery an?l infantry. These volun teers an- promised double pay am rations. Prior to the appearance of thesi tanks south of the Sommo, Field Mar shal von Hindenhurg inspected soon of thorn at Fharleroi. One was taker out for a trial and got ditched in r trench. The field marshal said hi did not think the tanks would be o much use, hht since they had beer made they had better be given a trial This naturally did not improve th< morale of the tank corps and latei when two of the machines got int< trouble at Villers-Bretonnenux theii crews atwndoned them and fled though later the tanks were rescued The manufacture of the tanks waj begun at Daimers, near Berlin. In thi spring of 1917. hut difficulties weri encountered in their construction. An agreement tantamount to a con tract to build 130 vessels to cost np proximately ISOfl.OOO each and totallni alrout $100,000,000, was made at Tie veland. Ohio, Monday, between Oha* M. Schwab, director general of th< government's shipbuilding programme and Great Lakes Shipbuilding com panics. on the way, are hundreds of young lioys not more than fifteen or sixteen or seventeen. Enlistment of youngsters of this age Is always discouraged, and really it is impossible for them to get into the service unless they are aide to convince the enlisting otlicer that their age is at least eighteen. That is an easy matter for a resourceful youngster with army on the brain. Most of them who get in want to stay in and many of them, after a few months' training develop into just as good soldiers as men who have attained their majority. Xo matter how good they are it is the policy of the army to discharge them even after several months'' service if the fact of their minority is established. Occasionally these minors come to the conclusion that nil is not gold that glitters and tire of military life after the novelty of the thing has worn off. Then , they la-come mere whining children and give more trouble and annoyance than any school boy ever gave his icacnrr. ^ Frank llrown was one of these. He joined a Tennessee National Guard outfit last July at Nashville, and came to Camp Sevier with It. His ' father was the proprietor of a barbershop or two in the Tennessee city, and lie used to let his young son practice amputating the whiskers of customers who didn't much care whether they were shaved or not. The boy brought along a barber's outfit when he came 1 to Sevier, and he used to pick up r iiuite a little change by grooming soldiers around camp. He seemed to be j in earnest about soldiering though, and ( it looked for several months ns though i he were going to develop into a good Hun hunter, despite the fact that he was only 15. Then nil of a sudden like, he grow tired of the army and began to make trouble for himself and everybody else and soon "lVck's Had Hoy" wasn't in it with him. He used to run away at drill time and be gone the whole i" of an afternoon and the more he was punished the meaner he became. It L would ha ve^ been a shame to put a "child Tike him in the division stock( nde, and that's why it wasn't done. For a long time noltody in the comt pany could find out where he went I when li<' rnn away, and it was only by accident that one of the sergeants of the company, being over in the town of j Paris one afternoon on some company business, ran on young Brown standI ing at the head of a chair in one of the barbershons there, calmly cutting ( whiskers. Asked what he was doing and by what authority his reply was: "I'm tired of soldiering and I just decided I would put on a little barber work." He kept right on shaving his man and didn't come back to camp until after retreat in the evening. That kind of thing couldn't go. The I idea of I'ncle Sam paying a man to ! soldier for him and then have that soldier in the barber business for himself was too much of a good thing. So the skipper made it the special duty of one of his non-commissioned offi^ cers to see to it that Brown was on hand at every formation and to further see to it that he "put out." He was on the field ever after that, but little could be gotten out of him because any father or mother knows what a job it is to make a wayward boy do when he won't. A hickory switch would have turned the trick, the skipper said: but of course that would have hern quite contrary to ri'Riilntionn. , The kid grow more mischievous, more dissatisfied, harder to handle as " the days went by. Come inspection morning and every man in the company had sworn the night before that the outfit was going to pull off the blamedest, cleanest, best inspection it ever had put across. In( stead of going to town and spreading joy on the night before, every man would spend two or three hours rubbing up his rifle, his shoes, his clothes, ( his skin?everything subject to Inspection. On inspection morning the colonel or the major or whoever might be the inspecting officer, would start down the line of soldiers standing at attention. .\ smile of satisfaction flits over his concrete face at the sight of such a good looking company of soldiers, so neat, so clean, of such military bearing and carriage. The captain is In high glee also because it means a feather in his cap every time the company shows up well on these occasions. The inspector has Inspected fifty men of the front rank and the further down the line he goes the better seems to be the men's condition. Every face is clean, every ear is clean, the rifles glisten in the morning sun and Kr, Imnrola nrn o a ol lr>Lr nnH aVllnv Q? n soapmnker's daughter. . He completed his examination of the front rank and proceeds to give the rear rank the once-over. They promise * to make .an equally good showing. He reaches the station of Private Brown and the expression on his face changes. There's a reason. The boy's rifle Is slung over his shoulder In a careless manner, there is a black spot on one cheek and his j, ears are dirty. The barrel of his rifle appears as though It never had had an introduction to a rag and a rod and some three-ln-one. And the kid Is - grinning. He doesn't care. "This man is filthy and so is his ? equipment." says the Inspector to the - C. O. i. "Yes. sir; yea. sir," replies the C. O. e "What's the matter with you. Brown? e what do you mean coming on Inapec tion In any such condition?" he bawls at Brown, with a look as though be r BOYS WILL BE BOYS " They are the Same Ib the Arm] as Elsewhere. : TWO TYPICAL CASES AT SEVIEB t * * One Young Fellow Who Lacked thi '' Right Kind of Stuff and Wanted tc Get Out and Another Young Fellow Who Had the Right Kind of Stufl and Wanted to Stay In?Both Were ' Difficult to Manage. (l'assed by the Censor.) ^ Correapondtoo* The Torkallla Enquirer u Camp Sevier, May 20.?Included in the American army now in France and among the thousands of soldiers now on the way across or who soon will be wished the kid were in the front line trenches with no chance of getting out. Cai . "Thought I was nil right. sir." ref turns the boy. appearing to he just as T solemn unrl soldierly as the inspector ato himself. ed It is all o.-er. It would have been an |*u ? A-l inspection had it not been for the ty i kid and nothing but kiddish meanness l>e , on his part queered the whole show, tori , On the weekly list of delinquents Tin f which might be read out in the com- roa< f jitiny that same afternoon would ap- Jul; , |M\ir the following: low "I'vt. Rrown, Frank A.?Improperly prepared on inspection. To be con- V rined to the company street for fifteen C days." The kid, along with others V 1 would look over the bulletin board lsometime in the afternoon or evening C and read his sentence. Then he would C grin and walk away with "well. I B guest they will get tired of me after D while and let me go." B 1 called the lad into the office one S day and wrote a letter to his father S in N'ashvllle, writing it as though the O boy were doing It himself, telling him S how bad he wanted out and all about C the necessary proof to establish his M minority. The kid didn't even have B a stamp and I furnished that nlso. F I In Alioqt thrbe weeks he received F the necessary affidavits from his folks. M and In another couple of weeks he was K discharged from the service on account '? of bis minority. He Immediately beat ^ It liack to Nashville. I received n card f from him a few days ago on which he hud scrawled the following: It "I didn't like the army but think I B would like the navy, and I ant going to 11 try to get in there. Can you tell me B whether 1 would like it or not? B I shall not answer his card, in the A hope that the idea will he forgotten K by him. 1 woiddn't do nnythlng in the Si world to prevent any young American '? from enlisting for service in this great N cause, but in this case it is well to tils- Icourage it because it would only be .a G few months until the restless boy A would be causing as much trouble and M friction In the navy as he did in the A army. And thanks to the draft, neith- V er the army nor the navy has to roh I'i the cradle to obtain nten. '? I* The case of Hovle Smith Is a lit11< *' different from thnt of l-'rnnk Hrown. Smith, whose home is In a South Caro- ^ Una town in the Piedmont section. | misrepresented his age to get in the sendee and the longer he stayed in the better he liked It. Having enlisted * without his parent's consent, all that ^ they had to do to o.. :ln his release was to prove that fact and also establish his age. **' He bucked like everything about be- ' ' Ing discharged; but his dad was de- ^ termlned that he should come hack J home with the promise that when he * was a year or two older he could en- ' list again If he wanted to. He cried uAHL^*bythe day he waa given his ^ blflf OTkf.turiS#,"an? The fellows hated ' ' to fcee him leave. In five months he had grown two or three inches and broadened both mentally and physically. It simply made a man out of him. He could pass anywhere for 25, though he was only sixteen. *' ' He went his wuy and we all forgot about him. One soon forgets a mate In the nrmy because there are so many fellows. It was only by accident thnt ^ I ran across him In (ireenville the other day, and I didn't recognize him in his gray English-lit ting civilian suit (l and blue cap. It "What are you doing here, lad?" I inqu'reJ after he spoke to me. "Came up to see about joining the ^ navy," he replied with a grin. "Was ' figuring on trying to get back In the j old company of the line but since ^ they done started over I guess I can't ' do It." (K "Got your dad's consent this time?" "Xope." y; "Won't he pull you out of the navy if you get In, same as he did the ' arpiy?" ' "Dunno," he replied. "I am iakin" a shot. I told him the other day that ' I would rather be dead than out of tin game now. Just look at these clothes!" ' They looked real nice on him, I *- ... - gnrr thought. The suit cost every nn 01 $40. "This ain't no costume for a real live Tl man right now," he said. "Your yel- ing low breeches look better to me. Say? evei if I do get In the service again and turr the old man pulls me out?won't that Kki lie hell?" heir I don't know whether he was ac- in I oepted for the navy or not: but I'm go- The ing to drop around to the local recruit- lien ing oflicc some day soon to find out. Arn Maybe he enlisted under some name hav other than Smith. "He's one of those plat chaps who can put over anything on onl.\ dad when they try. thet James D. Grist. the EVERY GERMAN LOST can' . thet Company Wiped Out in Attack on evei Armentieres Front. the Liverpool. May 18.?How every man N of a German company lost his life in fmi an attack on the Armentieres front Is wilt told in a letter from a Liverpool ofli- "Wi cer to his local newspaper. Hut "The fiercest fight we had," he beei writes, "was when the enemy massed sini troops with the object of widening a l:i the gap he had made. The attempt Aus was made in open country, where we the were able to mass a number of bat- was talions against him, and the fighting the was very fierce. live "Our Liverpool battalion had the Hui post of honor. When the Germans kno started to throw their troops against sup us we poured Into their ranks a very shu heavy fire and did terrific execution. T "Immediately in front of us. a Ger- on man company got caught between our Fra fire and that of another English regi- line ment.%with the result that they could zon neither advance nor go back. They con kept on trying to reach our square. cei\ but were shot down one by one until the only six of them remained. These six It i threw down their rifles and signified forf that they wished to surrender. But thei they were seen by a German officer reoi nearby, who gave an order to his men, wai and the six were shot down by their l?e I own comrades before they could in i reach us." hist i 0 , pre: Ten steel ships of 58,850 aggregate tonnage were completed and delivered O to the emergency fleet corporation wh? during the past week, and fourteen fng others, some of wood and some steel, can of 48,000 tons, wefe launched. beg ( : .. . DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGNERS tvass of the State Begins Tuesday, June 18. 'ho Itineraries of the state and senrial campaigners have lnen arrangto hojrtn on June IS, the senatorial ty at Winnslioio and the state parit Harnwell. The two parties are to kept some weeks apart, the senaal party reaching Yorkville on sday, June JO. and the state party nii.iu hlu'f no Wednesday. V 21. The itineraries art' as fola: Senatorial Campaign. I'innsboro. Tuesday, J urn- is. luster. Wednesday, June 19. orkvllle, Thursday, June 20. ancaster, Friday, June 21. ainden. Saturday. June 22. hesterfleld, Tuesday, June 25. ennettsville, Wednesday. June 26. arlington. Thursday, Juno 27. Ishopville, Friday, June 2S. umter, Saturday. June 29. t. Matthews. Monday, July 1. range burg. Tuesday, July 2. t. George, Wednesday. July 3. olumbia. Thursday, July 4. [anning, Monday. July 15. illon, Tuesday, July 16. lorence, Wednesday, July 17. onway. Thursday, July 1*>. In l ion. Friday, July 19. ingstree, Saturday, July 20. eorgetown, Monday. July 22. ionek's Corner, Tmsday. July 23. hnrleston, Wednesday, July 21. ,'alterboro. Thursday. July 25. idgeland, Friday, July 26. eaufort, Saturday, July 27. umpton, Monday, July 29. arnwell. Tuesday, July 30. amherg, Wednesday, July 31. iken. Thursday. August 1. dgefleld. Friday, August 2. niuda, ssaturuay, auriw a. exington, Tuesday, August 6. ewberry, Wednesday, August 7. aurens, Thursday, August S. recnwood, Friday, August 9. bbeville, Saturday. August 10. cCortnick, Tuesday, August 13. nderson, Wednesday, August 11. 'alhalla, Thursday, August 15. ickens, Friday, August 1G. reenville, Saturday, August 17. nion, Wednesday, August 21. affney. Thursday, August 22. Itartnnburg, Friday. August 23. State Campaign, arnwell, Tuesday. Juno IS. atnpton, Wednesday, June 19. eaufort, Thursday, June 2u. idgeland, Friday, June 21. 'nllerhoro, Saturday, June 22. atnberg, Tuesday, June 25. iken, Wednesday. June 20. dgetield, Thursday, June 27. iludn, Friday, Juno 2s, exington, Saturday, Juno 29. ewlierry, Tuesday, July 2. unions, Wednesday, July 3. reenwood. Thursday, July 1. el'ormiek, Friday, July 5. bbeville, Saturday, July 6. ntf^rvon, .Vo.? <).?>'. July IB, 'alhalla, Tuesday, July 16. lekens, Wednesday. July 17. reenville, Thursday, July is. nlon, Friday, July 19. [Kirtanliurg, Saturday, July 20. iffnoy, Tuesday, July 23. rtrkville. Wednesday, July 24. monster. Thursday, July 25. (tester, Friday, July 20. 'innshoro. Saturday, July 27. tntden, Tuesday, July 30. Iiostorilold, Wednesday. Jul> 31. fnnettsvlllo, Thursday, August 1. irlincton. Friday, August 2. ishopvllle, Saturday, August 3. nmter. Tuesday, August 0. illon, Wednesday, August 7. jnway, Thursday, August s. arion, Friday, August 9. lorence, Saturday, August 10. anning. Tuesday, August 13. Ingstree, Wednesday, August 14. rorgetown, Thursday, August la. onek's Corner. Friday. August 10. hnrleston. Saturday, Aiiftuxt 17. I. fleorge, Tuesday, August JO. rnngoburg, Wednesday, An trust 21. t. Matthews. Thursday August 22. ul ti in Ida, Friday, August 23. BRITISH FIGHTING WOMEN le of Them Wounded in Work at the Front. oe first British women who, wearthrir country's milltaiy uniform, have lwen wounded in battle, reled from the fighting zone in nee a few days ago and are now ig nursed at a Ited Cross hospital Ijondon, writes a coi res|g>ndent. v are all "Wanes," otherwise- meini of the now famous "Women's ty Auxiliary corps." The "Waacs" e occupied an especially prominent e In the limelight of late, not , on account of the fine account of nselves which they have given in course of tlie great battle still ing, but because of a persistent ijciign of calumny directed against ?e plucky girls, n campaign, howr, to which it appears likely that final quiet us lias now been given, ot long after the present Krrent ofdve of the Hun began all sorts of lcat rumors of disaster to the incs" began to circulate at hom<. idreds of them were said to have [l brought home wounded. Then a ster report to the effect that a irgc number of the Women's Army lilinry corps had been captured by Germans, and this canard, until it officially denied, naturally caused keenest apprehension to the relas of the girls in France. The i's way with women is all too well wn and the tale of the "Wanes" pos<-d capture sent an involuntary ddrr through the nation, his tale was more or less absurd the face of it. for the "Wanes" in nee are well behind the fighting , though by no means out of the e of battle. The facts are that a iporatlvely few of thtm have reed injuries while carrying on at front, frequently under shell Are. will be some time, no doubt. Ue the full story of the intrepidity of is girls and women, all of them uited from civilian life, with red raging on every side of them, can [old. but one story will give nn inkof what a fine chapter in British ory the "Waacs's" part in the sent righting will make. "Waacs" Rafusa to Rida. ne big British depot at the front re a lot of "Waacs" were performmilitary tasks that, until they le, had always been done by men. an to get much too warm to suit the military chiefs who arc responsible lor the safety of this feminine win? of the ltritish army. A fleet of motor lorries was promptly dispatched to bring the "Waacs" away. Hut when these vehicles arrived the plucky ami devoted "Waacs" declined to avail themselves of the proffered "litt." "Those lorries may be wanted for the wounded," they said "We'll march back to the base." And march the> did?fifteen miles or more along toads that were under shell lire all the time, arriving log tired and toot-wcar>. but one and all avowing themselves "in the pink," as the arm> phrase goes Tlie "pink," of course, is the pink of condition. It is not peimittod to give exact iguns regarding the present membership of the Women's Army Auxiliary corps but the "strength" of the corps represents many thousands. The "Waacs" wear khaki and their officers. Including many notable women, are all of their own sex. Tin corps was formed to release men from the lighter forms of army work, both at the front ami at home, and It Is now plain tnat tne scanuaions libils upon the "Wanes" which have been so industrious!) < liviilnted. and which, of late, have seriously interfeivcd with recruiting for the corps, a serious matter, originated with a small minority of the men disI placed liy the "Wanes." These lath have not relished exchanging jobs at the base to take their place in the lighting line, and apparently, have I vented their spite by casting baseless aspersions upon the morals of the "Wanes" as a u hole. It is not necessary to specify too exactly the stories of supposedly loose conduct on the part of the "Wanes" which have been reaching Kngland almost ever since the khnki girls first went to France. Kventuallv the i fleet ol these stories, which were common property and belie) ?d by man) of those who are always rend\ to swallow an evil tale, became so unfortunate as to lead the authorities to send n commission of representative women to France to make a searching investigation on the spot. The commission was given every facilit) for finding out the exact facts, and has since returned and made its ivtiort. This report shows that instances of had conduct on the part of "Wanes" in France have been so few as to he negligible, while to the gallantry and devotion of the corps the commissioners pay an unequivocal tribute. Meanwhile, jiersons in England who circulate slanders upon the "Wanes" are being sternly dealt with. This week a clergyman who. In a letter, east reflections upon the conduct of the girls in a certain-home training camp and another civilian who made much graver charges regarding "Wanes" were fined heavily, both being obliged to admit that their statements rested on definite, foundation. It may be interesting to state, as showing how the discipline of the "Wanes" is maintained, that privates in the corps in France are not allowed to go out with mali- officers, though they mnv, if they choose, be escorted by a "Tommy" when both are off duty. Ukranians Resist German Food Robberies.?The ruthless methods of the Hermans in attempting to gather foodstuffs in the Ukraine are meeting with bitter opimsition from the exasperated populace, according to n Russian government wireless message received in l/uidon. District assemblies throughout the Ukraine decided to burn all bread iind other provisions. The kind owners were declared to be outcasts. Twenty thousand peasants attempted to hold an assembly of their own in Kiev but they were dispersed by the Hermans. (Sen. Skoropauskl. the self-appointed hetman, has been declared an ItnIMister by many Ukranlnn organizations and the people have been ordered to disregard his decrees. Except *? ? "'If o-unrfl nf 10il men the hclmnn Is said to have no troops at his <iisposni. Kverywhere the Ccrmnns nro appointing their own officials, wliile the country is groaning from hunger, misery and slavery. The Russian statement says that thousands an- attempting to (lee to (ireat Russia. The members of the rada are regarded as traitors. Almost the entire population is armed. Attempts by the Germans to disarm the people are meeting with deadly resistance. Towns and villages are reported to have been burned. The Germans, the statement adds, export to Germany all the provisions they can lay hands on. but then- are no imports into the Ukraine. ' Our New Name?We call them Sammies. The French people call them Nos Amis?pronounced nozamee. When our soldiers began to arri%-?* in France, the French people hearing the expression Sammies, at once decided that we were trying to say Xos Amis, but rendered it Sammies. Now, Xos Amis is French for Our Friends?and we are beginning to learn that when the French people announce friendships such friendships are as lasting as the Rock of Gibraltar. Their sincerity is proved [by the fact that thfy are taking our [hoys into their homes. nnu tne r rencn home circle is the most difficult of access in the world. You may do bnsln> ss with a Frenchman many years, yet never enter his home. If this means that the rest of the world shall finally call America's soldiers Nos Amis, it will, in all seriousness. be one of the finest things that can come out of the war. and a thing we can be most proud of. Imagine a nation whose soldiers will be universally known as our friends! < Shall we live up to the mark Nos Amis have set for us??Atlanta Journal. C. W. Huntington of New York, has been removed by Director General McAdoo as president of the Virginia Railway for disobedience of the railroad administration's orders for maintenance and improvement of his road. J. H. Young of Norfolk. Va., has been appointed Federal director for the road. V UtntnAL ncns nwi Record of Current Happenings Collected from Various Sources. The rnit.il States Steel forjwratlon has I'lmtiilmtril Ji'.oOO.uOO to the Hod [ Cross war fund. 1'nsittent Wilson has nominated Majoi Ceneral Peyton t\ March and Major Ceneral i'.liss to lie lull K''nirals of the American army. * Advices !rom Cei matiy indicate that the restoration of iznrism in Itussia was 'tiseussed at the recent lutervh w between the two Teuton emperors at (ierman tield headquarters. Mrs. Hose Pastor Stokes, wife of a wealthy New Yorker, will probably no on trial at Kansas City. Mo.. Monday on charges of violation of the espionage act. Checks for allowances and allotments to the families of soldiers and sailor* are heing sent out iroin wasnincton at the rati- of TOO.Orta |m r month. Amotion!) gunners scored a direct lilt on a tii'iman ammunition <iton|i in tinvicinity of Oartegny. l-'rumv. Monday, which resulted in a series of terrilie explosions. Property valued at $5.una was destroyed and live |M-rsnns rendered homeless at Towamla, I'a.. Tuesday. 1 >y tire resulting from a burning cigarette hut droplH-d on a front porch. Kngland. l-'rance and Italy have put the solution of the llussian prohlein in the hands oi President Wilson. Japan, and China are ready to follow whatever course the Allies decide Upon as heinp lust. Sixteen or more soldiers are reported to have heen injured and (lie enpir.eer and tin-man killed when a troop train, northbound, was wrecked tu-ar Carta ml City. Ark., last Tuesday. The engine and live eoaehes an- rel<orted to have overturned. The food situation in Petrograd and other large cities of Itussla Instead of improving with tin- advent of spring and river navigation is constantly crowing worse. The lui-ail ration In I'elrograd, which liad heen one-eightli of a pound weekly, now Is totally xhnustcd. Other proiluets are searee. "I fis-l confident that tin- time is at liaml tvhcn famine?stark, medieval famine?will join tin- Kntentc as a |s?litlcal an<l military ally against Hermany am! Austria." the cot respondent of the l.omlon Daily Mail telegraphs from Anm-masse, in l-'rance, near the Swiss hordor. Tin I'nited Waist la-ague of Amerini, comfioscd of the leading makers of Indies' waists, has issued notice that fall styles will he limited to the following colors. Navy, prune, evergreen. castor, seal, old China, taupe, ecrue anil silver. These recommendations are in keeping with suggestions of the economy board of the .council ^ . of national defense. Two Herman airplanes of n new nnd large type which had been forced to land in the North sea. were rescued by Swedish steamers, telegraphs the correspondent at Pois-nhageii of tin- Kxrhange Telegraph company . These are presumably the machines mentioned in the iiritfsh oilleial air report as having been driven down in tin- sea after the raid on lamdon on Sunday. Strong opiiositlon to tin- recently arranged alliance between tiertiiany and Austria-Hungary is voiced by Chancellor von llertling and l-'on-ign Secivtary von Kuehlman. according to reItorts received at tin- Hague and transmitted by the correspondent of tin- bullion Daily Mail. Th?> chancellor and foreign secretary are re|s?rted to have said that they washed their lui-els ol the entire mutter, as they ol.J.ete.i i<> the methods l?y which the military I in rt of the convention was devised over their heads l>y the (iertnati hlgher command. tSenernl I,Ollendorff is said to l>e insisting that the agiicmciit lie imssed and signed at oner-. OUT OF THE ORDINARY American Soldier a Queer Compound of Lime and Grit. The general Impression which one derives from a visit to an American camp Is that of solidity. I'hyslcally the American Is a compound of lime and Krit. Often there Is something of the young lad in the Knglish soldier, even when he is ot a ri|M-ning age. The American soldier is a man even in his first youth. It does not seem. If one observes him. as If the muscles could he tenser, the llrnhs more supple, the whole frame more hardened by exercise or that tin- nerves could be steamer. i w framework is certainly stronger than that of the average man. He is like a house, the framework of which is iron Instead of wood. A uniform complexion. almost bronze, with nothing In it of lilies or roses, helps to give an impression of irresistible strength. The next result Is, perhaps, a little heavy. It is not In the least like to the supple anil elegant Knglish sportsman of all modern western types the closest to the champions of the Olympic games. The American is a Koman?a qui rite, erect and massive like a tower, with an nir of gravity which is enhanced l?y his lean and closely shaven face. A Lover of Water. Meticulously careful In his person, the American, like the Englishman. Is a tidy creature and a lover of water. He avers, like F'inard. generations ago. "L'dor. udor, ariston!" (Water, water, an excellent thing!) Before they could establish a regular water supply at their camp or cantonment they brought barrels of water to make up the deficiencies of partly dried up or exhausted springs and brooks. They attended not merely to their own quarters and kept them in condition or IrreproachAble cleanliness and order, but also to the village and communities in which they sojourned. Immediately on arrival the Americans thoroughly clean up the villages, which, though they charm their visitors by their quaint beauty, fill them with uneasiness because of their lack of cleanliness. One of our most illustrious generals said to me, "You will recognize the presence of Americans In a village by the disappearance of all heaps of mani re from the streets."?Le Temps, Paris. rK#'z. '