MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE, KANSAS.
AMERICAN POLISH LEGION MARCHES TO FRONT IN FRANCE
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
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
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.
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. .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;-;
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.
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
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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
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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
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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 Hesitation.
She If a girl told you you could
ONE RESULT OF THE WAR
Little Village of Oberammergau Ha
Reoelved Spiritual and Physical
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" ;
"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
"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.
, He rd hesitate a. long t while be
tween them. Punch Bowl. ' " s
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.
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.
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
"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
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
"What mokes you think that?" his '
"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.-.
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