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TROUBLES OF THE ENGINEERS IN FRANCE
<2> Western Newspaper Unton The engineers across the water are constantly busy making roads and .-reconstructing those that have been tom up by shells. Here Is a roller that lias got stuck In a ditch, and It takes husky Canadians like those you see to ;pry it back into place. £000 OLD "PEP" NEVER LEAVES YOUR UNCLE SAMUEL'S FIGHTER <ln the Battle Line or Lying Wounded in a Hospital His Chief Charac teristic Is His Indomitable Spirit—If There Is Yet an American Who Does Not Hate the Hun He Should Hear the Tales of the Heroes of Chateau-Thierry. Paris.--The Indomitable and uncon querable spirit of the soldiers from the United States Is one of the out standing characteristics that excite the admiration of all who come In con tact with them. They make the Amer ican proud of his nationality and «rouse the envy of those who, by cir cumstances over which they have no •control, are denied the privilege to be -one of them. , If there Is yet an American who •does not hate the Han, 'he or she should have seen the first tralnloed of American wounded that arrived ■Jiero from Chateau-Thierry. As these Zeroes modestly related their experi •ences, one had a mingled feeling of worship for them and Intense hatred •for öie blood-maddened beasts who are responsible for the awful agony which the world is now suffering. In a compartment with a number of Trench wounded was a nineteen-year •old boy from Chicago. He was all «lone and surrounded by men who -could not speak his language. He was In the most terrific pain, but managed to keep down the slightest groan. Nothing could have drawn a whisper from him before his French comrades in arms. ' A^ Red Cross doctor asked him if there was anything he wanted. "Just a drink of water, please," was -the low answer. He got It. The doctor asked If there was anything else he wanted. The 'boy wanted to be turned on his side. With a machine-gun bullet through Ills lèg and a wound that had scorched its way across his hips, to say noth ing of an Injured arm, he was perfect ly Incapable of helping himself. Thé doctor turned him on his side -and then discovered the lad had had nothing ta aat for 32 hours. Unfor tunately he was only one of many in the same fix. The Red Cross did its liest and soon had what emergency food tt had In the hands of those who were still able to use them. The more seriously Injured, of course, were the first to be removed by the long line -Of waiting ambulances. Indomitable 8plrit. f Before the train pulled In the ambu lances were drawn up and waiting. So was a small crowd. As the first am bulance Quit the station the crowd -started to cheer. There waa a dough Hoy on the front seat with the driver, -one arm In a sling, the other stufflug «I sandwich Into his mouth. He waved $he sandwich In acknowledgment, while a contented look came over his -drawn and tired face. The crowd Increased aa the ambu tances formed almost a continuous träte. Words of sympathy were heard en all sides not unmingled with tears jas the flower of Young America that •»ad marched forth so valiantly a few -short months before was painstaking ly transferred to base hospitals. At the end of the procession came h cortege that the crowd grasped the • WMxming of in a moment. They were lambulances, but their destination was the cemetery and not the hospital. The women wept openly and crossed themselves, while the hat of every xnan 1« the crowd came off in a re «pectfdl aalute to the dead. ' Th« sight was one to wring the lieart, but the Indomitable spirit of .America bobbed up whenever a man *1)1« to talk above a gasp was found. Yfany of the wounds were from shrap nel. Where they were not really ^serious the possessors told the tale -of what they had been through. It was 'clock In the morning of July 13 b Irre the platoon to which X-ouIs Cooke of Rayvllle, La., belonged -saw the Germans approaching. "Our officer Just yelled, 'Let's get 'em, boys!' and we started after •them" said Cook. "The Helnles were «ieflswtwg a p on the south bank of the Marne and there were only eight of us to about sixteen of them, but we sure cleaned out that first batch. My pleasure ended right there, though, for a piece of shrapnel banged me In the left arm and It was back to the woods for me. But, believe me, my company did its share In driving the Huns Into the river." Didn't Know When to Quit. If anyone wants to know why the Americans were at first driven back from the river bank, they are hereby referred to Lonnie Shelton of Bur dlne, Ky. Shelton's nnlt alone took over 500 prisoners when the Ameri cans returned to the counter-attack, and but for the fact that a number of them were knocked out, as Shelton was, they would have still been going. "They knocked us back at first by the most terrific barrage I ever saw turned loose, but we didn't stay back long," declared he. "We got the order to counter-attack, and the way we waded back Into Mr. Boche was some thing to write home about. I've never seen such a bnnch as we had. They advanced yelling like hell, bayonetted and shot down every Helnle that didn't know enough to get out of the way. Those guys c#uld never beat America in a thousand years, and tell 'em I said so." Kentucky had another man In that same scrap that didn't know when to Quit, even after a piece of shrapnel had cut a nasty gash in his right leg. He's Arthur Baker of Doorway, "Kalntuckee," and he had just gone Into line with his company when the ball opened. The barrage got him, but didn't put him out A little later, when the Germans came over to see about It, Baker was still on the Job, working his gun for all he was worth. When the Americans had to go back Baker was so exhausted be couldn't retire. His comrades picked him up and carried him. They Didn't Last Long. "Helnio" tried out one of his favor ite stunts of dressing up some of his soldiers In French and American uni forms, according to Anton Zolnowskl of 2848 South Turner avenue, Chicago. "We saw ten men on the edge of a little wood a little distance away, eight of them were in French uni form and two In American. We yelled to them to come over and Join us. They advanced a few paces and then opened fire on ns." Zolnowskl smiled rather unpleas antly as he patted a right arm that bears a machine-gun bullet. "They didn't last long. We made one dash for them. Not one of 'em got away. They were Germans all right There was another group com ing up. I got a private and then the officer in charge sailed Into me. I tried to shoot him with my rifle, but It was broken. I got him all right, though." The Chicagoan seemed Inclined to end the conversation there. "How'd yon get hlm?" I asked, after a little pause. . "Just turned the butt end of my gun around and clubbed him over the head with It," replied Zolnowskl In the most matter-of-fact tone. When the Americans came back at them It didn't take long to clean every German out of their territory, de clared Earner Sturt* of WeUaburg, Pa. Before he got a Mauser ball In his right shoulder Hturtz had the ex treme good fortune to see two pon toon bridges the enemy had thrown across the river destroyed by the ac curate fire of the American artillery. Content to Bo Going. They were filled with Germans, too. Some of them were coming, but there were others who seemed very content to be going. Two shells from Ameri can six-lnchers lit squarely over the bridges. There waa a terrifie report followed by an Inferno, Both bridges wimbled in the middle. Both were crowded beyond their limits. Bits of Germans came raining down for al most three minutes, according to the spectator, while from the rivers the wild cries of the Injured and drown ing made a picture Sturts will always carry with him. For a few minutes the river was literally choked with bodies. The Germans were at last moving on Parts, but In a way they had hardly reckoned. Between puffs of a cigarette, the first he'd had In a day, Frank Hogr.n of Galveston, Tex., confirmed Stnrtz's story of the wholesale drowning of the enemy. The Texan was working a Stokes gun a hundred feet from the southern bank of the river when the first waves of field-green began to cross. "You can't say enough for those artillery guys," he said, ns he tried to twist Into as comfortable a posi tion as a wounded thigh permits. "Ten minutes after the orders had been telephoned to the batteries they had a perfect range on that river. While we were pouring bullets Into the Helnles the guns got their num bers with both small and large shells. At the spot where we were stationed I reckon there must have been about 3.000 of the Frltzles got across the river. They didn't all go back. In fact, I don't think there w-ere hardly any of that bunch that'll go back to Germany. We captured over 1,800 ourselves and killed easily 500. The rest were trying to beat It back to the other side when our shells hit their bridges." Some Sharpshooter. A Pittsburgher, N. G. Rameno, who was injured in the arm by a piece of shrapnel, says there's one American sharpshooter that made a record any one might be proud of during the first of the mlxup. While the German engineers were trying to throw their first pontoon bridges over he picked off twenty-eight of them with his rifle. I couldn't get his name, but he already wears a sharpshooter's medal. He deserves another. Lots of soldiers believe In "hunches." James L. Paul of No. 730 Spruce street, Philadelphia, does, and it's a fortunate thing for him that he played his. With a comrade Paul was In a dugout during a barrage. Shells were landing all around. Finally one blew in the entrance, so Paul decided their dugout was becoming a little too warm. He waited for a short lull in the terrific firing and then darted for another shelter. He had not gotten fifteen feet away from the dugout when a big one scored a direct hit on it. His companion was killed, but Paul escaped with a wound from a splinter that will keep him out of ac tion for several weeks. JACKIES CAPTIVATE KIDDIES *. g* Phot« NfWBoaper Uni Some of the French refugees and or phans who have been adopted bj American sailors. Here their tall guardians are taking the tots on an outing, and Mignonette, Lulu and oth ers are very happy. Our American sailors and soldiers have made a hil with the French kiddies and they ar< a familiar tight in the villages ol France. TURKS QUIT WORK ON UNHOLY GROUND Antlgo, Wls.—A series of mls * yrtunes, including the drown ing of one of their number and the murder of another, caused a crowd of Turkish railway la borers employed at Monico to demand that they be transferred to some other place, as they considered the scene of their troubles "unholy ground." Their request was granted. Pronounce by Sneezing. Bellalre, O.—The Judge did not ad dress the complaining witness or the defendant by name when Walter Zhar ickosowsky bad Salunnas Voicetlj chowonlshwiskl arrested on a charge of provoking him. He tried the names several times and then took the cas under advisement. Strike Big Gas Pocket. Fairmont, W. Va.— A 13,000,000-fot gas well was brought In on the Gumi farm five miles southwest of Manning ton. It is the largest gas well to b< drilled In this section for five yean flHHSIUMf nm /& MAW THE TWO FLIES. "I'm going for a ride, Pm going for a ride," said one fly to the other. "Oh, you are, W n The First One Rode on His Back. indeed, you don't care how you talk." "Why« should I care how I talk," said the first fly. I'm only a fly, supposed to know very little." "But how can you take a ride?" said the second fly. "In many ways," answered the first fly. "You might be good enough to tell me some of the second fly. them," urged "I'd be glad to," said the first fly. And then it began to tell the different ways It could take a ri*. "In the first place of all I could ride In a carriage if I wished." "You're a snobbish fly." "I'm not at all, but I could ride In a carriage. And I could ride on a train. Or I could r'de ln an automobile. I could also ride on a ship, but I'm not so fond of the ships as they're too near the water. And I hate water, ab solutely hate It." "There's nothing so wonderful about that," said the second fly. "We all hate water. You're Just an ordi nary fly when you talk like that I thought you had some great tales to tell me of wonderful experiences rid ing through the country. Instead you tell me you hate water." "My dear good fly," said the first one, "I have already told you that I could ride in carriages, automobiles, or trains, or ships." "You didn't say carriages, automo biles, trains or ships; you spoke of one at a time before. Now you are trying to boast. I'll have none of It." "Whatever do yon mean by that?" asked the first fly. "I mean that I will fly away, buzz, buzz, HI fly away, unless yon tell me the truth without boasting." "I am telling you the truth, and I am not boasting," said the first fly angrily. "Nonsense, I know better," answer ed the second fly. "How can you ride on several boats or several trains or In several automobiles at the same time?" "Ah," said the first fly, "there Is where the difference comes In be tween what I said, and what you are Imagining I said. I couldn't ride in several automobiles or upon several trains at the same time, but I could ride in many different ones at different times. There, you see, I was not boast ing." 'Tes, I see," said the second fly. They were now having their talk upon the ceiling, for that Is such a nice cozy place for flies to talk. It Is like a reception room of their own where people won't Interrupt them or drive them away. "Can't yon Just picture me taking a ride in an automobile? I would doubt less take a seat behind the leather at the back of the automobile. JBut thongh automobiles are fashionable I don't care for them. They're too much out whizzing in the open air for me. I like an automobile which Is standing still, but a train Is Ideal. "I don't mind how fast a train goes. I can stay on the celling or upon some one's bag, or upon the window, and I can ride, and ride!" "I could do all those things," said the second fly, "but I never thought of bragging about them." 'Tm not bragging," said the first fly. 'Tm simply telling you the things I can do. It's fine to be a fly. And If some one else Isn't going to praise me I shall do It myself." "Well, what do you expect to ride In now?" "I'm going to to take a ride on your back," said the first fly. And, to the huge an noyance of the second fly, the first one rode on his back ! But they didn't go No Lon 0 er « Boast ful, Bragging Fly. very quickly and the first fly got off. "However," it said, "I did what I toM you I was going to do. I am such a fine fly!" Just then It noticed some delicious looking yellow Jam upon a long strip of paper. "Ah, people appreciate me, they are giving me jam." "Better not go near that," said the second fly. But the first fly had al ready tasted of the Jam on the flypaper and he had dropped down, no longer a boastful, bragging fly. "It shows it's best not to be too sure of ourselves," said the second Bj. still safe upon the cell ing . Perfectly Correct "What is the meaning of the word tantalizing?" asked the teacher. "Please, ma'am," spoke up little Johnny Holcomb, "It means a circus procession passing the school house and the scholars are not allowed to look out" Lace and Satin Dinner Gown nr m ■M $ ' wOTiwa It always takes exceptions to prove the rule and to keep certain accepted styles from becoming monotonous. The handsome dinner gown which presents Its brilliant accomplishment in black and white with such assurance here Is an exception to the straight-line silhou ette. It belongs to a small and exclu sive company of exceptions to this fea ture of the styles for fall, for the straight-line figure grows more popular all the time and Is destined to domi nate In the styles of the coming sea son. Allover lace and black satin Join forces In the tunic skirt and bodice. There Is an underskirt of white satin bordered with black. The tunic Is set onto a body of black satin that forms a short yoke extending a few inches below the waistline, and has a border of black satin about its lower edge. The lace bodice is very simply draped over its satin foundation and the sleeves are of lace—rather full above the elbow and shaped to the arm be Simple, Elegant Afternoon Gown (P iaii w. S Magnificence Is not a characteristic of any of the dressier gowns for after noon and evening these days, but they rejoice In simplicity and elegance. These are the Indispensable things in war time and the most satisfactory In any time. Ingenuity in the manage ment of simple trimming takes thfe place of lavish work in elaborate em broideries. About all the chance left for milady to be splendid in sumptu ous clothes lies In the direction of furs. Among these there are some su perb pieces, but they are bought for a lifetime and so their case and that of gowns are not parallel. They are allowable even when good taste for bids other extravagance. An afternoon frock as presented in the picture seems almost too simple to need a description. It Is of blue georgette over an underslip of satin and Is made with a bodice and tunic skirt The tunic is plaited onto the plain crepe bodice at the waistline, which Is a little higher than the nor mal waistline of the underslip. Straight hands of satin are applied to the bodice. One of them at each side extends over the shoulder and down the back. The three bands on the lotf. They extend a little way ove* the hand and are finished with a nar row binding of satin. A bit of white georgette suggests an underbodice of this lovely fabric where it shows through the lace at the shoulders and above the satin at the square neck. If tills gown started out with a dec laration of Independence as to Its out lines, it makes amends by making the most of the vogue for long silk tassels. There Is a very long girdle of the'eatln that Is wrapped about the waist, crossed at the back and looped over at the left side. The ends, finished with long, handsome silk tassels, fall to the bottom of the tunic and a little below the bottom of'the skirt. This gown Is becoming to almost any type of figure. It Is dignified and quiet, but it is also brilliant. In the picture a big black satin poppy adds Its fine silken sheen to the finish ol an exquisite frock. It is in black also, but might be In some brilliant color 11 occasion seemed to demand 1L front and back of the bodice between those at the sides, are pointed at the top. They all hang several Inches be low the waist and the end of each band io threaded through a bead. Two of these narrow silk bands are tacked about the waist and the bauds that are applied to the bodice are threaded over and under them and then tacked to them. The ends hang free. The same bands in five over-lapping rows are stitched about the tunic Just above its hem. This is all there is to tell of a pretty afternoon gown which one must acknowledge achieves dis tinction by the simplest means. The round neck has a picot edge and ee have the sleeves at the wrist. They could not be plainer and they fit the arm from shoulder to hand. Camouflaging Moth Holes. Moth holes In garments can be die guised by scraping the fuzz or lint from the material, filling the hole with this and backing It with <x piece of rubber cement.