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established ??->" J. A. LESLIE & SON,... Publishers.' TERMS OK subscription (In Advance.) By mall, postpaid, cr.s ypar.....$!.5U By mail, postpaid, ? months,.75 ?????f Axlvo^lfsing Rates Furnished en Application. I Entered at the Tasewell, (Va.) post-] office as second class trutt?r. FRIDAY, DECEMBK.lt <!, 1(118. ! Just what form the memorial to Tazewcll soldiers shall be, is hem:, considered and discussed. This paper, in last issue, suggested a Memorial Hall, dedicated to the honor ami memory of the boys from the county. Judge Graham favored a shaft or monument of suitable size. Mr. Har man in his Thanksgiving speech. Buggested n building (<? be used as a home for the soldiers when they be? come old. Either a shaft or monument or u memorial hall seems to be practi? cable. An old soldiers home, if ever needed, would be needed only years hence. There is nil extensive and costly old soldiers home in Richmond which will be empty or nearly so, within a few years, and will no doubt be still available as a soldiers home if needed. The most appropriate memorial would be a Y. M. C. A. Hall. Such a hall would be, in all respects, a benefit "useful ns well as ornamental" foi future generations. As the years go | by and population increase the neei of a meeting place fur the young people of the town, will become more and more necessary, particularly foi the young men of the town, a build? ing, in no sense a "Club Room," but a meeting place for social, moral and religious intercourse. Either this or'il a plain, suitable and worthy monu? ment of granite or other stone, prop? erly inscribed, should be erected. Till tost of such a building ns suggested would be relative just as much or as little as determined upon. NEXT YEAR'S WHEAT CROP. The Government guaranteed : war measure, the price of Ibo 19PJ wheat crop on li !i"-'.20 basis. The Lever Act, under which wheat has been handled will not be in tone after a proclamation of pence has been issued, but nevertheless, the contract between the Govcrnmcni and the American wheat growers will stand. The act provides "that all rights and liabilities, under this act arising before its termination shall continue and maybe enforced in the same manner as if the act had not been terminated." The govern? ment guarantee holds good for the 1910 wheat crop. SHOULD NOT CHANGE THE HABIT. For more than :?. year the people of this county have been learning valuable lessons and have formed valuable habits, in economic living. In order to furnish supplies to our army of millions, and to the millions of our Allies, the people en masse responded cheerfully. The farmers increased their crops, food, clothing, coal and all, was conserved, and we put it over Hie top, clean and clear. And all this was done to our good and nobody hurt hut all greatly benefittcd. Now, we should not drop back in*o old pre-war habits of ex? travagant slipshod ways of living. The farmers can continue to grow bumper crops, and larger' than here? tofore. Help will be available now, and 1019 should see the greatest crop of corn over grown in this country. We must, continue to prac? tice economy in oui expenditures for food and clothing. The danger is, now that the war is over, that we will feel under no obligations to continue our former habits of eco? nomy. Wo can carry out the same schedules next year in our home and on our farms, and it is a re? ligious duty to do so. We can still have our old clothes cleaned and brushed up, our cast off .vices patched nnd made good as new. Wo can still eat less wheat and more corn, and improve in health as well * as in purse, and we must do so if we would profit by invaluable lesson.; taught by tho great conflict through which we have passed. And, besides, although the war has ceased, our war expenses will still go on thru next year. Another Lib? erty Loan will be on hands for next spring, nnd we must flout it The War Savings Campaign is still unfinished, and food will be needed in thousands and thousands of tons for tho people overseas. So, wo are still in it. Lets keep up the good habits we have formed, and the rather improve upo.i them. Have yov bought th? W. S. S. you promised to buy? MR. HOOVER HAS A PROBLEM. Despatches state that an nllieri food buying pool has been formed and that England has rushed ships lo Australia for wheat, which was bought at si.in, and t<> Argentine, lief she gets wheat at $1.36. The American guaranteed export price is S'JS!)1.-:'. So, there you are. The country awaits with intereit the results of Mr. Hoovers visit to Europe. Some plan will bo worked out by him satisfactory to all par ties, no doubt. "After all, perhaps, the best and surest disposition of the Kaiser is to return him to his own people to let them deal with him as they see fit." Exchange. Wont do. Belgium and Franco should have a whack at him. He wrecked and ruined other people 3 and countries besides bis own just as easily and readily "dem onslsnblc." The footprints of his armies are clearly traceable in every country in Europe an?l beyond. Hill is saiil to be plotting to retain his crown, licttci he concerned about retaining the palace where the crown 11 .i-d lo be, says the Washington Post. , Col. Roosevlt will go to Paris It. be pi t sent during tho peace confer encc.?Ex, Good manners, to say nothing of good taste, should con? strain the Colonel to stay at home. Have you bought the W. S. S. you promised to buy'.' HARWICH. NOV.. 15118. (Apologies to Kipling.) ?What are the whistles blowill' for'.'" the little gunner cried. "To line US Up, to line US up," the jolly Tar replied. "What 'makes you look so bright, SO bright'.'" the little gunner cried. "I'm levin* what I'm goin' to watch," the jolly Tar replied. "For we've waited many years for tn celebrate the day. When Heinle and his snenkin, sub? marines would come our way, Well, they're comin', sonny, comin' ami tncy don't look none too gay. For we're takin' them to England in the mornin'!" "What's that, that's hovcrin' over 'cad?" the little gunner cried. "W'y that's a Itritish uiryplanc," the jolly Tar replied. "What's that they're lluowin' over? board'.'" the little gunner cried. "Oh, that's a bloomin' paravane," the jolly Tar replied. "Though their guns are fore aud aft and now the fight less fight is done, This ore's a ininin' field we're in, an' though the war is won. We don't take any chances when we're dealing with the 'tin? Itut we're taking them to England in the mornin'!" "What makes them look so black, so black'.'" the little gunner cried. "They're drcadln' what they've got to fine," the jolly Tar replied. "Why don't we cheer".' Why don't we cheer?" the little gunner cried. "Oh we me british gentlemen," the jolly Tar replied. "Though shootin' us in open bouts was one of llchlic'S joys. And some of us is itchin' for lo'urt those yellow hoys. Still, it ain't no time for bonstin and it ain't to time for noise Put we'll raise the roof off Eng? land in the mornin'!" ? Viltln Sauvage Owens, in N. Y. Tin ? DOWNFALL OF A GREAT NATION. (Coalfield Progress.) Never bet?re in history bus a greal nnd enlightened nation like Germany, having all, or in the pro? cess of winning all by peaceful met? hods, deliberately staked her future mi the heartless methods of war that shi' might the more speedily satiate her lust for material and autocratic dominion. Many have been puzzled to know why the nation that gave such a brilliant und lasting impulse to Protestant principles, and therefore spiritual freedom and power, should th'is lose her leadership and so far degrade herself in the eyes of the world US to become a byword and a hissing. The explanation is not fur to seek. She followed the leadership of "Rlood and Iron." Her great ones Uni her astray. They exercised cor? rupt dominion over her mind. The Austrian Emperor ?fter tho over? throw of Napoleon 1 at Waterloo in a speech to the German professors at Laybach defined the purpose of their appointment with almost brutal frankness: "1 do nut need savants but sturdy subjects. It is your duty to educate the young to he such. He who serves me must learn what I order; He who e.innot, or brings me new ideas can go, or 1 will dismiss, him." And the present Kaiser of Germany has stated his vain-glorious aim in the following vigorous words: "From my childhood I have been under the influence of five srcsi ? Alexander, Julius Caesar, Theodric 11, Fredrick the Great and dreamed a (beam of a world enmire; they failed. I am dreaming u dream of a German world empire, ami my mailed fist shall succeed. The German peo? ple have followed blind guides nnd ..'1 have tumbled into the ditch to? gether. FOCli'S DECISION. (New York Times ) The German Armistice Commiss? ioners complained that they found Marshal Foch coal, stern, imphuv.bio. He read tie terms, that seemed to them ruthless, in u voice in which there was no consideration for them as representatives of the Imperial Government and its still powerful army. They expected a show of courtesy, even if it were formal, but the man who had Germany's destiny in his hands wasted no time in pre? liminaries and empty forms. He was doing bis duty without npnring them or himself. He was not even tempted by a great ambition. A correspondent of the British Wireless Sendee in France now asserts that if hostilities bird lasted ten days more Marshal I ocli would have brought about the Surrender of the entire German Armv nnd won the greatest victory "of all Says this correspondent: The Marshal renounced that groat ? iit'iry deliberately and with his eyes opon, because continuation of the struggle would have eost n certain number of French nnd British lived, and he could not have it on his con? science to sacrifice one life after it was in his power to make peace on terms of victory. Honce the armistice requirements : Were expressed in Wrms of decisive victory. Marshal Foch knew that the' ?Mei .nans came to him with no illusion r.buut their military condition. There ? was nothing to negotiate. They might have expected something less than ; an inexorable ultimatum, l>ut th> Marshal's words und manner signi-j fied, "Sui render or he destroyed." i At the time of the reception of the: ISernian Commissioners there was a | story current in Paris that the great strategist had said a few days before: "J have not yet fought my battle." It was plausible. Some day he may write the history of the campaign and reveal his plans for sit iking the lasl decisive blow. What we already Know is that his snare had been laid [and the net was being drawn closer > every day. Rapidly he was narrow? ing the only gap through which the million and a half of Germans with their cumbrous transportation could ?ape. Most of their trunk linos were in bis hands or under the fire .1? the guns of the allies. The enemy could not break through in the south or in the north. He was in imminent danger of envelopment, ami apparently only a part of his uiiiy could have escaped capture or lestruction. A man of Napoleonic .list for glory would have found some way to defer negotiations for an armistice while he struck the blow that would end nil. Ferdinand Foch was never greater than in the hour .vhen he decided that he would choose Lite lesser victory and renown rather than shed the blood of thousands more of his soldiers. MISS JESSE GRAHAM IN PARIS. The following very interesting let tor was received here recently from Miss Je. a- Cruhnm, who is in Y. M. ('. A. work with the American Ex? peditionary Forces in France: Paris, Oct. 30. 1918. My dear hulks: I am all packed up and ready to move on ami while 1 am waitii.g for the rest of the girls to come in, I shall try to tell you in "a very brief way" what 1 have been doing these past lew days. Paris is wonderful! Really the beauty of it all, even al this time, makes you wonder what it. was before all the beautiful things were moved or covered Up. We went to Versailles one afternoon and to the Karden of the Tuileries and ti the tomb of Napoleon and some other minor places, but we have bad to see them as regular tourists, for our time hl'.S been taken up with business that we have had to snntc.t the opportunity as we could. 1 oftc:> think of Henry Preston when I go lacing by these thing.':, but it is belter to see them nt a run than not at all. I hope some time to come back lor several days real sight seeing before 1 leave Prance for the States. I am tired tonight for I have raced around trying to frei my business all attended to, to get off when the lime comes without any hurry. This afternoon Henry Haley, Jug lay and Kenneth Patt y came'to sec me. They are stationed just out of Paris and, as I did not have any worker's permit I could not e;o down there. They never received the letter I wrote them on Saturday. 1 happ? ened to meet one of the boys of their unit last night and sent them word to come up this aftornoon, They were here right on the dot und bow I did enjoy them ! ! [They told me some home news as they have had recent Utter.;. I have had none yet and it will be a week more now before any can be forwarded. But I am not fretting. The only thing 1 know is that the "flu" is ragii g over there. Bui, as 1 could not keep it off of you folks if I were there, I'll try to keep well and as busy as 1 can i:i order not to think of you too much. We have been very comfort;'hie here this week and I am glad to have bad who experience, but, I'll also be glad to go to work. I am sent out with two girls who nre very sweet and congenial. We are going to n coast town in the English channol nnd while it i.i not what I would have chosen, I am well satisfied. If you could see m> luggage, you would die! We are allow t il to carry its much as we please, but can check only Uli lbs. So 1 icpackcd my trunks and one oJ them goes to the American Bxpreas Co. 1 divided the other things be? tween my hand hag and my duffel The latter looks like a sausage balooti! I don't know how I'll carry it, but I nm going '.o uy. We don't change trains, which is one thing it my favor. People here think the war is over and 1 hope to good nets it is for it has about ruined everything and everybody here. England shows more signs of th.>. war than Paris does, except the nouruing You never saw so much heavy black crepe! 1 am sitting her-: all alone waiting for the girls tj come in. 1 left them at lunch time and told them may'be I would meet '.hem near the Madeleine for dinner, but it was too far, so I went to a little place with a Y. M- C. A. man and we got our little meal and pai I our big price for it. I'll be a bcggai if I stay in Paris leug! I never saw ;?. pi'tco where you pay out so much money amid get so little in rc-turn. I am careful rs >?(?;; know, but my money is disappearing !ii e snow in a hot. day. I guesj when we got to work it won't be so bs'.d, at I '.tope not. 1 think f.'om : ' I he r ...i boys nre doing most ; 1' the !' ghting now; at least thai h v.lu.t 1 gs her from the papers we get 1 really believe the war is almost over mil how haippy every one will be! Wc shall still have a big job on our ha nils though, until our troops f.iv out of France nnd bnciv (tome Wish I' had gotten hero six month* earlier! They certainly have needed wirket -, but "they are pouring in now. Do write me often and tell mil every thing. I long for home news nnd want to know the good and the bad too: Give my love to everybody. As ever, JESSIE M. GRAHAM. From Mias Jessie M. Graham, with A. E. F. American Y. M. C. A. 12 rue d' Aguesseau, Paris, France to Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Grnham. FIND KAISER IS CULPABLE. Premier Says Ablest British Jurists Agree That He Can Be Indicted. London, Nov. 29.?In a speech de? li vercd at Ncwcustlo this evening Premier Lloyd George, dealing with t':e question of the responsibility for the invasion of Belgium, said the British Government has consulted some of the greatest jurists of tlic Kingdom and they had unanimously ami definitely arrived r.t the conclu- , sion that in their judgment the former . German Emperor was guilty of an indictable offense for which he ought to be held responsil)lc. Reffering to the culpability of tho ? authors of the war, Mr. Lloyd Georgii : said the Government intended thnt the investigation to be conducted I should be a perfectly fair but a stern : one, end thit it should go to its firuil | reckoning. He added: "We have got so to act that men in the future who feel tempted to follow I the example of the ruler-) who plunged the world into war will know what is waiting for them at the end." The Prime Minister suid the vic? tory of the Entente Allies had been 1 due to the ceaseless valor of their men, and that it would he a lesson to ? body who, in the future, thought that they, as the Prussian war lords hoped "could overlook this little island in their reckoning." "We are now approaching the Peace ''(inference," the Premier continued. "The price of victoy is not ven? geance nor retribution. It is preven? tion. First of all what about those people whom we have received with- I out question for years to our :>hores, to whom we give equal rights with our own sons and daughters, and who 1 abused that hospitality to betray thi land, to plot against security, to spy upon if, and to gain such information as enabled the Prussian war lords tu inflict damage and injury upon the land thnt had received them as guests? Never again!" Mr. Lloyd George said the interests of security and fair play demunded that it should be made perfectly clear thai the people who acted in this way merited punishment for the damage they had inflicted. UNITED WAR WORK FUND AT | NORTH TA/EWELL. Jno; W. Campbell.S50.00 \ F. II. Forbes. 18.00 W. L. Raker. 15.00 Mrs. J. W. Wbitley. 5.00 J. W. Whit ley. 10.00 I C. 11. Pcery. 10.00 N. W. KJser. 5.00 W. Mundy, . 5.00 IK. D. R. Harman.20.00 H. F. Ireson.10.00 C. F. Kitts, . 5.00 G. A. Waldron. 2.00 I Thomas Shuler, . 55 W. W. Pcery, ..:.15.00 G. W. Reedy. 5.?U Walter Reavers. 2.00 W. N. Mundy.20.00 C. P. Reavers.10.00 W. L. Britta. 5.00 A. P. Saysrs. lO.oo Mrs. Lena McCall. 20.00 C. F. Yates. 1.00 II. F. Bennett. 2.00 Jno. C. Hopkins. 10.00 George Lester. 2.00 |W. J. Moore. 5.00 L. L. ickenson. ?.no Evelyn Ireson. 1.00 \Y. L. Sunnier. 1.00 Robert Porter. 1.00 |Nye Rritts. 5.00 T. Turner, . 1.00 I. 1. H. Gillenwaters. 500 Rnilev Lester. 5.00 Dr. Jno. M. Crowe. 10.00 W. I. Vermillion. 5.00 E. P. Moore. 15.00 llluscue Yates. 1.00 Joe. S. McGuire. 7.00 |W. P. Moore, . 1.00 I Rev. C. R. Brown. 2.00 T. M. Witt. 1.00 lAllev Webb. 1.00 R. E. Ireson. 1.00 Ceo. Burrcjs. 1.00 |W. W. Rye. 60 Bam Paxton. 1.00 Walter Ilasl. 50 A. C. Smith. 50 s. c. Johnson, . 1.00 George Forbes. 1.0') Earnest Horton. 2.00 C Henry Peery. 7.50 Stras Harman and Co. 10.00 11. G. Peery. 50.00 A. C. Davis. 1.00 P. P. Britts. 1.00 Wesley Fox. 1.00 Thompson. 5.00 R. II. Ireson. 5.00 1 Mrs. Henry Peery. 3 00 Mrs. Kate Pcery. 12.00 Miss Lyde McCall. LOU I Mrs. Geo. Bourne. 60 .Miss Annie Crockett. l.Ou Mrs. Wade Peery. 10.00 I Wade IL Pesrv. 15.00 Mrs. N. R. Hall.25.00 Miss Cora Britta. LOO Mrs. R. K. Ireson. 1 00 Mrs. Weddle. 1.0?) Miss Launah Ireson, . 1.00 Mrs. H. F. Ireson.1.00 M. If. Kiscr. 15.00 Mis. M. II. Kiscr. 6.00 Miss Baker. 2.001 Miss Mab.-. 2.00. I Miss Lowe. 3.00. . Mis. Matthews. 5.00 D. Peery. 25.00 j J. D. Gillenwaters. 2.601 I Mrs. Cosby Whitley. 5.0;> I Mis. David Peery. 2,00 ''eel ctaoin etaoin etaoinetnoinctaoi Mrs. Hurt. 6 00 j Peel Harman. 5.001 .lessee Mundv Sr. 5 00; Robert Yosl," . 2.00 Mrs. Jno. Mundy Sr. 2.00 Miss Flora May. 1.00 K. Lee, . 2 00 Mis. E. Lee, . 1 00 I H. T. May, . 2 0) T. J. Brown. 2 00 j Tatc Harmnn and Wife. .. . 2 00' W. II. May. 10 1, Mrs T. 3. Brown. 60 j Philip Reynolds. 2.00! Miss Rosa M .y. i 0J New'.: n Asberry. 50 Ceo. Desk 1*3. 63 J. F. l.t'. . 10.00 MiJ. F Uiv..10.00 ?\iis.' Frnnvci Li is.10.01 W. A Scott i nd Co. 76 0) Cleo Bvmott . LOO Jno. B rn l . 10) W. L. !? ?-.f.-. . I 01 Mrs. Sis". LOO Mrs. Koistt-r. IX ? Cash. 1.00 1 O. K. Nelson. 2.0) TcUil.5705 05 VETERANS WILL MEET IN LYNCHBURG DECEMBER 10. Lynchburg, Nov. 30.?Ti.v annual meeting of the grand camp of Con? federate Veterans, which is to be i t session here December 10-12. will be presided over by General Boy.I Smith. Mayor Jester will make In; welcome address and John Lamb will respond. The reunion will take place vo!d of social features. the ?program having been arranged for October, when the war was still on. but it was postponed on account of the influenza epidemic. The atten? dance is expected to be small because of the decreasing number of mem? bers able to he present. Ibive you bought the W. S S. you promised to buy? SOLDIERS' LETTERS. NOTICE TO PARENTS. Wo propose milking a roster cf ev? ery soldier and sailor in Tazewell County, und will a3k the- parents of the boys in the county arid elsewhere to send to us at once, the names, names of company and regiment, and h-jme address of ever" soldier now solving tho countrv from Tazewell county. Mail the information to us on a postul, and write plaintly. Do it now! Somewhere in France. 1 Oct. 22, 1?18. i My dear sister: I have been up in the village since [supper. Bought me n French foun? tain pen, some candles and a few other little articles, so I wiil now sit down on my hunk by my candle light and try my pen out. I don't think ii is much good. I sure was glad to get yours and father's letters, but was sorry to hear that Raymond had been called for examination. Suppose he mils'! be in training camp by now. If he has to go, I bone that be am get in something besides the infantry. Know it will be very hard to get along at home without him, but, "where there is a will, there is a way." I haven't seen John Birkelbach but once since 1 came across. I would like to meet up with him again. I hud two letters from him and he has not answered the last one that 1 wrote him. I was within a short distance of where Grant I.owe and Bill Watkins are the other clay, but didn't get to see either of them. Wish 1 was with them for they arc in a much bettet branch of service, and it is just what I always thought I would like best. Yes, I only bought two f fty dollar Liberty Bonds 1 wrote father a short letter yes? terday. I write home just as often as 1 con for I know you all are mro anxious to hear from me than I am to hear from home, for I can rest assured that you all are getting along all right, while you cannot feel thai way about me, yet, there is nothing that makes me gladder than to get a letter from home. I guess you are having lots of frost there by now, and are preparing for winter. We arc having lots of rain over here und it feels as if winter will soon be here. I had a letter from Bertha recently. She was in Roanoke. Said she was coming to Cedar Bluff on a visit. Guess she hea< been thert and gone home before now. Did she come up home while there? I am sore she enjoyed being with her old friends again. Wish I could have been there, but of course ihere is no use to mention it. As it is almost time to retire, I must close, ope this will find you all well and enjoying life. Give my best regards to every one. Love to all the family. Your loving brother, JAMES F. BROWN. From James Fred Brown, to his sis? ter, Miss Mary M. Brown, Indian, Va. September, 1 1918. Dear little Sis: I will try to writ* you a few lines to let you hear from me. 1 am all o. k. and truly hope you arc enjoying the very best 0? life. I am well satisfied and having a nice time. I would lorn to be with you all today so we could go to preaching. 1 know we could have a fine time. I hope it wont be long until we can be together again. Tell mama and papa I will write to them just as soon as I can. You must write and tell me all of the news and tell me how many of the boys have regis? tered around home. I guess you are about ready to cut corn by now. I haven't seen any corn since I left home. I don't think they raise any corn here. You miiHt write and tell me how the crops are at home. Give them all my address and tell them to write to me. I will close. Answer soon. > ? Your brother-in-Law, Private Vinto V. Christian. Co. I. 164th Inft. A. E. P. France, To Miss Rebeccn Beavers, Cedar Bluff, Vn. September, 17. 1918. Dear Mother and Dad: I have found time to write a few lines. We have been so busy that we hardly get any time to sleep, but thanks to good luck I have gotten quite a few hours of rest now nnd am ready to go at any minute. I have had some real exciting ex? periences in this drive from St. Mi hicl, and was over the- top with the I infantry boys until I got so tit eel ithat I could not go any farther, so I decided to hunt my outfit, but In I stead of finding it I get completely I lost from it and have been with [another outfit for a few day?. Every thing moves around so fast it is hard to keep up. This leaves me well and in good hepes and hope you and Dad will continue to have your good health. Lovingly your son, JESS. P. S. Have written on sopar.ite p: j or my experiences ed1 the last few d. ys While. I hope you get it and it passes the censors, know you >?:.! get this letter alright. I would iii'e voiy much for you to have the Stcry, i; is not written very good, bill now yen will like to read it. t'i'r.'.-- !? German stationery.) LOST IN THE BATTLE FIELD. It seems funny that an Artillery? man shruld talk about going over the lop, but I bad the chance nnd had pood !;;;?'< and will take it again if the opportunity eome-3. I wns called out of my bunk about 8 o'clock at night to go with one of c i r licutonnntfl as I thought on nn i ern?nd, but it turned out to be dif? ferent. The raiu was coming down quite fast but we buttoned our rain mats up and started to tho trenches, Which wo reached nbout 11 P. M. nnd ? til .;>0 o'clock I started back to my dugout for two more men, nnd iust ?3 I started (Fritz) started to shell the read that I was to walk bock over and the shells whistled pretty f'.tst but I kept walking. I wns ex? pect oijf i'or one to stop and shako hands with me, but no such thing happened, so I lnndod back at my dugout. Just at I wa3 fixing to start on my return trip about 1 A. M. the most awful roaring no'se I eve;' icard commencod from our artillery, f;nd of course some shells were coming- in loo. We looked out of our dugout and wondered if any on could live out there in all of the i oaring flashes and rain, but we only Ihoughf once and started back to the trenches! which we reached about 3 o'clock A. M. Then wo waited until jusc about the break of day, then over the top just behind the liana My eyes weie wide with curiosity i s to what we were going to see, and guess you would think that we were afraid, but we were not. You do noi realize-' what danger you are in. Too much" excitement to be afraid. The first thing I saw was a lev. liead Germans and next three priso ners, one wan just a small kid, and they were so frightened they shook, like a leaf, so 1 passed on. Our lead? ing officer kept hollering to scatter out and in the course of an hour or so, I realized I was lost. So I thought I would just go on and maybe 1 will catch up with my comrades, but no such !uck. The only thing. 1 did catch I up with war. Germans and machine I gun bullets. One time another fel ; low and myself had to jump into r. shell hole to dodge the bullets. They j certainly did whiz, and on a little liarther I ran into a wounded pnsu I ner, begging for water, hut thing.-, like this you can only pass by. I traveled on with just one bunch and then another until about I'J o'clock noon. They stopped to rest I und cat while the Barrage played ill front of us. Then was when 1 realized that I had not had anything to eat since the last night supper, so 1 . decided not to ask the infantry for any thing to eat, as they only-had j ^m.iil rations with them and they I bad to keep up, so instead of eating j I took a nap. Some one woke me just las the Barrage commenced to-plow 1 up the eoi'tli and go on its way, su } followed on a little farther and decided to return to my outfit. My feet had become blistered all ovet and it was painful to walk. About <l o'clcck P. M. I located a sandwich, then went hit > a dugout with about. 10 inches of water on the floor. My boots kept my feet dry so I crawled upon one of the hnn;;s and went to sleep with my feet prciped upon i board so as to keep out the water. The next day I looked around every where that 1 could think ol lor my outfit. There was plenty of artillery moving, but not my own. 1 also had the opportunity to ride one of Fritz's horses back part of tin way. A very goow animal. Then 1 went to walking again, but could not find my own outfit, but located some Boche hard-tack and preserves which was good, then 1 went around a little and saw some dead horse.' and men stacked upon one nnothci and a little farther on some Amer? ican Artillery, so 1 layed down anil i.lept a while then went down to th< new outfit and reported to the cap? tain. Until I can find my own outfit, urn still with the new one, and um geling plenty to eat. Do not know which I '..ill stay with yet, but if i remain with this one will write ad dress. Am camped on a small river an.: had a nice cold bath in it, which helped In rest me very much. Kxpecl to be on the move tonight. Will bring this little letter to a close r.s my paper has begun to grow low, and paper is very scarce some times, anil my experiences are not so many as a few days ago, but would welcome the same experience as I have related it in this story as it make; you feel so proud, am' at.other thing it ss something that an artillery-man very seldom gels. I would not tale money for my trip Yours truly, Corporal .IKSS. S. LEEDY. Somewhere in France, Nov. 1$, 101S Dear Mother: I will write you a few lines thi*J mortvng. 1 know you aie always anxious to hear from me. I haven't received any mail sin:". I left amp Humphreys. I guess i: will take some time for it to fina mo. . I am in ii different camp from the cue I was when I wrote last. We haven't done anything but sleep and eat since I have been here,- so you see I am getting along O. K. I think we will be back by Xmas of New Years. 1 guess it is getting cold over there by now. Here the flowers arc l> I loom and the grass as green as mid summer. How is papa getting along with his work, and has he got any one helping him? Walt anil I were separated this move I don't know wher he went. Well, as 1 have told about ali there is to say I will close. This leave? nie well and hope it will find all it home the same. With loves and best wishes to all. Your son, Eugene. From Eugene L. McGinnis, To M,T3 A. M. McGinn-:;, Burke's Garden, Va. WILHELM S ABDICATION. ! Bv the present documents, I re ! nounce forever my rights to the 1 crown of Prussia and the. rights to jthe Gemnn imperial crown. 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