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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE, KANSAS.
AMERICAN POLISH LEGION MARCHES TO FRONT IN FRANCE m GREAT J)UTCH CARTOONIST Louis Raemakers, the Dutch car toonist whose sketches of German frlghtfulness hare caused the kaiser to place a high price on him, spent his early years at Roerroond, In Holland, and afterward studied art in Amster dam and Brussels. Before the War he war living' quietly with bis family In Haarlem, the heart of tulip-land, where he was contentedly painting the canals, cattle and windmills of his beloved Dutch countryside. - ' Four days after the war began he drew his first cartoon, "Christendom After Twenty Centuries." He Investi gated the horrors In Belgium personal ly. Since then his chief thought has been 'of the war and how best to aid the cause of the allies. Prom the outset his -works re vealed something more than the, humorous or Ironical power of the car icaturist; they showed that behind the mere rectorial comment on the war was a man who thought and wrought with a deep and uncompromising con Wctlon as to right and wrong. The leading newspapers, first of Holland,, then of the Continent and England, reproduced his sketches. ' Quick, to recognize tbe significance of hls work, the German authorities 'did all .In .their powfer to suppress It, and, falling In this, used every form of intrigue at" hand to silence tnu." "Wie'cliarged him with endangering Dutctk neutrality ; they put a price on his' heUM; tonne was continually threatened" with the 'vengeance of the; cetotral pyer. ' . ' ' Vv 1 i There Is no TtilstitWdg Raemakers.' No matter what Its form,' he loathes "kuUu.r,"'and agiijnst the dark background of evil he causes to stand out the Bolrtrndurnnce;-and suhllmlty Of the objects of "kultur's". persecution, the MK-ie&ffis of the allied cause. , . .. .. . URGES VALUE OF SPANISH V 4 Former Gov. Benton. Mc"illn of Tennessee, now minister to Peru, who jjB In the JKqited States for- brief stayr ' Relieves tjjat Spnnish Isjthe most im portant' foreign language in use and thtat U ought to be taught In all the higher, grades of the public schools .and universities.. . ''Spnnish Is the most -universally ' '"'ised,hiBteiBe,"snidMiplsterMcMlllin. tv, '.'very one of the" 20 republics of South and Central America speak pure Sjon- Ish except Brazil, and there It Is most-' ' ly Portuguese. There Is the utmost ' ., cordiality existing between the South . American republics and the United. '"slutes,'Bh'cY't)Te trade-pportBttlcs. ot-, lM..!(.jfc(J(lrtn(JlCnn, manufacturers and ex- i , . posters jicklproendQiis, t .. . . "After, the wa'f.. wo ,'wllLljave' "the . w "tatinunceMof jinv rihti'onlo jU VI ,.jt'iioi(ollao practically all the trade with -. . .,. ,.4HytA.D,?rIcn- ,Tne relations between '. . j. ', . I'eru fcud. the- VnlWd Stolesare ho "'Iftft.'rWy. WAvent'Anal. They are exceedingly warm. t.Thtj people of Peru have 4 - th-wnneiltJBo'ri of regard, for jt)ur,)eoplean.d. there jls eyary desire on their ' - . j..1 1 Ji)I2fSen(1 1 . trade relations In every way wftlj'thlS country' TJu'r-manu- Caaurferirare giving a jiutie more attention to South American business, but ih'erfrla' 'stifl'Vooin for'puch' Improvement. There'is need for'mene consllera tlftu of the South' Americans1 lit SAJifce-and in WiV'shlnment and packing of. ! r j . ' V..,.;.. i. -it . .J'Pcra is growing vlch'slnce tlreiwar btfean; Che balance pf tracLe ls largely tn net favor. 'Tle restrictions Oh imports -have nlad It necessary tojsell largely, IPhome-.'Dut Pero todaytfl exporting many times. tlwraraount of'gootls thaVhe' did Uefore the wir." . r'-, ; . Wftff f IFfST MERiqAN DECORATION;-; - ; 7: '.!' 1 fif: ' ,J'l ' Flrst'tfeutf ifohn Newport.Greene Is on'the feeordS as the.. nrstt; matt to. receive the, new American decoritton for valor In battle. ' t - ' ' . '-" '' His home Is liT&t'aun'ton. ViCond' . his pareri.ts are Of 'En'fflfAH birfti.'-'Ad- rmrai iteynwus oi tne isriusn navy whs. one 6ft his greabgreat-grhndf others; . In JariuarVi 1917,s fte- went to France and served i(lonths .vjith the Dorton-iiarjes neia,' anmyinnce service. .In, Sept.em.ber he was commis sioned second lieutenant' In' the field .artilleny, U. .8. R. After" sir days' tralnlng,ln an artillery school he Went to the front.' .'" ' - -. '. In December" he was one of 47 men General Pershing Tecommended for promotion and received .his first. lieutenancy. On March 1, while he wa9 On duty in a dugout near .Tout, lie was struck by a hand grenade on the leg and was called upon by one ot the enemy to surrender, but he shot the German with his pistol and drove off a number of others In the hostile attack ing party. For this brave conduct he received, the French Croix de Guerre and fh9 American Military Cross. :f i FIRST AMERICAN TRAINED ACE Lieut Douglas Campbell of Cali fornia has the honor of being the first aviator trained in America to reach the coveted position of "ace." He brought , down his fifth German air plane In a fight back of the American a lines, and since then has added others to his score. ' .-. Campbell never trained with any other outfit than the Americans, and never did any air fighting before he - arrived, on, the American front Campbell Is the son; of the chief . - astronomer of the Lick observatory, near Pasadena, Cai. He Joined the American air service after the United States entered. the war and came to F-unce .and began practice flying last fall. He Is twenty-two years old. He is 'the first to get the credit of belpg a Simon-pure American ace. He brought " down his first Boche on April 14, for. i which, he, was awarded the Croix do .'. en May is, tnira May vj and fourth May 27. On May 28 he shot down a :V 'fcuichlne, but 1U destruction was-trorofllebilly ohflrmtd; "So Titf'sooltt stalled out after another to make up his record, and promptly got It r. l J V O 7 . ;:Vr::::,S:.--.i:;--1 s 1 iv, rs.TillM 1 U n Z ji v SO, s. 7V' - '.y I .. I i m I i "71 tP;C-?r.k'A LI I? H I r J X?ffl MOP; Cj'-tirt, . .1 5 mil . t .x,',Mi ran i irfti ii air aifttiiariii rtrfc mil ri'nini MinrOrhwan fiB.au iinnnirarnifinntiiT niffliftM- rffrnfmff iftf VvIth their' biipd playing martial airs the long line of Polish Legionaries is marching through Laval in France on tlie 'way to ;the front to fight for democrncy and the independence of their country. The regiment is composed entirely of -American Poles who were trained In (he United States. Every man and every officer is a volunteer, and Uiey are all- citizens of the United States. .... ' BRITISH HOWITZERS IN ACTION AT CORNER OF A WOOD ... i ! jiff - . 1 rHZtl 1 ' ,,4A-rTr?2 1 E ty 1 n ' 4) Wl,rn New,pnpr Unlona A jnjterytef British howitzers Is seen at the corner of a wood nurring 'shells at, the distant Huns. grouiift is, n. motor aispairn nqer Teauyio carry messages 10 neuuquuriers. v.v In the fore GENERAL PERSHING ORDERING AN ATTACK I Marinesvclub in paris Qpnerol Billiard of the American forces abroad is shown dictating to a group of French officers' the orders ot General -Pershing (at: the right) pre paratory to launching an attack somewhere along the American front WOMEN CHAUFFEURS FOR WAR DEPARTMENT LlLd.t.'i.i'H t' - . , - x ' J I -S' ihlLJ " rl ' rr -rpr- "W T7T----1 - .1.1 . M I ir x'rj ty-w H 1 II 'till 1 Ml LJ r : ! : s While the recruiting stations of the United States marines over here are being literally swamped with applica tions. It Is interesting to note that this distinguished and valiant corps has a club -of Its own In France, membership In which win probably be as eagerly coveted as In the corps Itself. The photograph shows the entrance of the American Marines' club In Paris. Where Soy-Bean Flourishes. North Carolina claims rank as the largest soy-bean-production state, with on estimated crop for 1917 of 1,500,000 bushels,- an increase of 20 per cent oyer. 1910. Despite this large crop, the oil mills of eastern North Carolina Im ported 200,000 bushels of soy-beans recently from China. A soy-bean har vester has been Invented by North Carolina farmers. This harvester thrashes the beans from the vines Id the fields. . -;The Hesitation. She If a girl told you you could ONE RESULT OF THE WAR Little Village of Oberammergau Ha Reoelved Spiritual and Physical Blow. Oberammergau, the little 'Village la Bavaria that became world-famous as the home of the Passion Play, Is vir tually a deserted village where sorrow broods. All of Its male inhabitants capable of bearing arms have entered the ranks of the Bavarian army, and many hare fallen Jn battle. Miss Madeleine Doty, who has vis- . Ited the village, In recording her experiences-relates a conversation that she had with a waitress at the little hotel. ' . "The town Is sad," we averred. "Why shouldn't It be?" she retorted. "We have lost so much." "How many men have gone to warT" ; we asked. "Every one under 45. Five hundred and fifty out of a population of 1800." We paused a moment. It seemed brutal to go a now, but we wanted Information. "There were 40 killed and 48 wounded the first year. I don't know the number now." "Will there ever be another Passlen Play?" , ' She shrugged her shoulders. "How can I tell? Some of the players and musicians have lost an arm or a leg ' and others Jire . dead. .The, town no longer has any money." We pushed back Our chairs and went out Into the golden sunshine.' No. ene moved about the streets. It was like a village swept-by a plague and deserted. . War. hae, been a special dis aster to Oberammergau. It ties' dealt a blow at Its spiritual as well as Its physical welfare. Atlantic Monthly. Leflentf of; Alsade--' ' , There is' a quaint old legend of Alsace concerning ' family 'Of giants who, once upon a time, lived In, a oer? tain castle in a certain valley of the eld country. The moral ef the story seems appropriate at a time when the French minister of agriculture, to men tion but one of the allies, Is,. making special effort. to encourage the out tl- vatlon of land. : 1 .., ... The giants lived, Bays. the legend, far from the 'peasants of the' plain, ' and one day the" 'daughter of the house, who, though quite a child, was already 80 feet high, strolled toward the plain and saw a laborer peacefully plowing his field;. -She picked up the peasant the horse and the plow.nijd put fhem In her pinafore and returned to the castle to show what she had found to her father. ' ' '"What" you think Is'but a toy," said the giant,' '"Is 'what produces th'e food which enables us:to live. P.ut back the. laborer and his horsa where you found them.".-From, that time onwrd. adds the tale, the peasants were never more molested by . the glants,r-Jhristlari Science Monitor. - .S'.Fouf'.erthe; ; passenger automobile .of 'h depot quartermastef -pine.- k(ss :her. on, either cheek, what would war dennrtmeut ore t'oinit-anvwny. women, aita .tneir cniers are satisneu wUhNheliMK-ork. "Wowe the- workr"-ays Mrs. Laurrpfbet. who Is shon taking a buss from one department to another. you do? , He rd hesitate a. long t while be tween them. Punch Bowl. ' " s German Morals. A senator was talking' flt" a' tea fn Providence about the aejrjtijps. .. "I heard a young lady.cbooHeache,r tell a story the other day," "he 'said, "which ,b'rbughti the Germans vividly to my hllnd. ' ' ' '' " ' 'The young lady said she came upon two of her pupils one afternoon In a wood.. .. The oJdepupJJLaseatlnga stick i)i 'candy? The youngerime"was' bowling" win . rpeedd .'grief : orl Ma , ground The young lady 'jriqui'reI.la'tp' the matfernB mooit iearn'eafi6w flte." land lay..! ,;:. -vrsjr "'Gus,' .she,,sald;t(i.ihe;jolder boy, Indignantly, 'do vbui-ltXirnkt'lt's' fair to take Tommy's stlcl;. wf candy ,away from him?' ... j'-Ui '."- " 'Fair?' said ' Gus,' 'as he sucked away. 'I don't have to be fair. I can lick him.' "Washington Star. i Women Soldleri" ..'"' There were literally scores of wom en who served In the NortKer'n and Southern! armies'.: Since, , the- wajr,,wth Germany .began more than one woman has been discovered In a soldier's uni form. One, at least, got almpst to France before she w'atf 'detected.' We men of America who, for .what ever. reftspps are not In the military service honor very greatly the Rus sian women who entered the army "in the hope of Inspiring' the men 'of Rus sia." We beg to assure them that In case of desperate need the women. of America would not hesitate, Jo., serve also In the war against the Hun. ,They have proved their valor In past wars. Vofuntary RatlonlnB...-' Controller Hoover congratulated a Washington gn-theTing on tpe ( suc cess of the voluntary rationing sys tem. '' " ' ' s"'v''" "v "The observance, of voluntary ration ing has bee.n universal," he said. .'."I heard, the other da,y, qf a., tiny urchin on a picnic in the' country1 'who ran to his mother with tears In his eyes. "What's the matter?1 his ' mother asked. "The urchin held out a swollen fin ger and shouted Indignantly: "Them bees I.' Today Is a meatless Tuesday", and them bees ain't observln UP" . In Plalrr Slflht Willie Stone had been sent on tip. errand to the home of the rich Mr. Lott He returned with the astonish ing news that Mr. Lott was going blind. .....'' "What mokes you think that?" his ' father asked. "The way he' talked," said WllHe. "When if went Into the room where lw wanted jtotuee. rae, . h. said Boyv -o-, where- Is your hat? and therVlt' wa" ' on my heiuLlUhetniIHrpe.-. Mag&zine. ,5 - 1, -i i 4, -I v A4 . - .ii . ,:t i . .1 11