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Washington's Birthday Party
to Be Wonderful Spectacle
on February 21st
The Penn-Harris ball room will
again sparkle with brilliance on the
night of Friday, February twenty
first, when the local college men and
their friends will dance amid real
cherry blossoms and under real cher
ry trees. The committee on decora
tions promises the finest efte *t tliM*.
has ever been produced in Harris
burg. The boyhood days of Wash
ington will be brought to mind with
striking significance and will vie
with th e thrills that come with the
memory of good old college days.
College pennants and banners will
bedeck the walls of tae ball room
three private dining rooms and Re
ception roonj
The dance will begin at 9 o'clock
and continue until the small hours
of the morning, as the next day will
be a holiday In honor of Washington.
A buffet supper will be served at 11
p. m„ during the intermission that
will last until about midnight. Dur
ing the dances old men of dusky hue
will serve cherry punch to massa, the
boys and their ladies.
Invitations Limited
he invitations are Just being sent
out and members only ace to receive
them. If members wish to invite
friends they will do so personally
after learning v froin the committee
whether there will ho room for the
guests after the club members havte
been arranged for. If room permits,
each member will be allowed one
couple as guests, and other guests
will be taken care of after that until
the limit of two hundred couples has
been reached. Eligible college mer.
who have applications in for club
membership will be considered as
members when action is taken on
dance applications.
It is expected that the wive 3 of the
Board of Directors wi'.l act as patron
esses. The directors are Howard R.
Ginwake, president; Arthur D. Brown.
W-ii'.iam It. Earnest, Percy L. Gruhh,
Henderson Gilbert, Dr. H. M. IClrk
patriek. Dr. Croll Keller, Ehrmun B.
Mitchell, George C. Hatter, P. M.
Hall. Mercer B. Tate and J. Douglas
M. Royal.
The committee planning and direct
ing the Washington Birthday party
and dance includes: C. Frederick
Kammerer, chairman, assisted fiy E.
Elmer Erb, William H. Earnest, Rob
ert T. Fox, Henderson Gilbert C.
Holmes McDonald, Ehorman Bf
Mitchell, G. Wolfard Quigley, P. B.
Rice, J. Douglas M. Royal, Dr. Karl
Schaffle and C. O. Shaar.
For All Occasions [
Floral Decorations
Wedding Flowers
Party Flowers
Funeral Flowers
l!h, „ ——■■ Hill ~<#
"Don't Move, Daddy—
You Look So Funny"
Daddy certainly does
look funny peering over his
reading glasses every time
he wants to see objects
more than a few feet away.
combine NEAR and FAR
vision in one lens. Through
the lower part you can read
the smallest print; through
the upper part you can see
distant objects with equal
807 N. Third St.
Advance Notice
Sale Extraordinary To Be Held
Thursday, Feb. 6
We are making this advance announcement of a very
important special sale that we will start on Thursday,
February 6th„ in order to give our patrons ample time
to make arrangements to attend and share in the excep
tional opportunities that we will offer in
Wall Papers Curtains
Rugs Cretonnes Tapestries
The prices will be materially reduced for this occasion.
As it is the .irst sale we have held we are going to make
it well worth the while of everybody who is interested
in the home beautiful to buy during this event.
Full Details Will Be Announced Later
The Blake Shop
Interior Decorations
225 North Second St,
Younger Ones of the Pfuhl-
Froehlich School Will Be
Featured Tomorrow
Students of Mrs. M. Pfuhl Froeh
llch's School of Music will give a
recital on Tuesday evening, Febru
ary 4, In Fahnestock Hall. The
program will be given principally
by the younger students of the
school, only a few of the advanced
ones participating. The following
program will be given:
Delibee, "Plccitl," Marguerite!
Wright, Elsa Mueller; Orth, "Little
i Maiden, Harry Conder; Behr, "In
j May," Nellie Mueller; Diabelll,
[ duet, No. E, Edward Ehlers, Miss
Mader; Linke, "Little Bird," Helen
Freedman; Kruger, duet, Jennie;
Marcus, Edith Marcus; Elmenreich,
"Spinning Song," Peter Ehlers; I
Orth, "Merry Blue Eyes," Mary
Broadmeyer; Behr, "Reverie," j
Elizabeth Colovlras, Helen Oolovi- J
ras; Lange, "Playfulness," Evelyn
Smith: Schumann, "Soldiers'
March," Isabelle Davis; Schumann, i
"Joyous Peasant," Franklin Her-|
mann; Grieg, "Dance of the Elves," ,
| Lillian Haas; Helm, (a) "Songsters
of the Bough," (b) "Woodland
Sprites," Evelyn Edwards: Beet
hoven, "Mennet in G," Margaret
Haas; Jensen, "Elfin Danoe,"
James Hellman; Helm, "Nodding
Ferns," Mildred S'cliaffstall; Boce
herini, "Minuet," Edwin Downin;
Tscharkowsky, "The Lark," Paul
Wiesemann; Behr, "feirdling on the
Roof," Margaret Kiester, Geraldine
Garman, Elizabeth Shearer; Ger
man, "Shepherd's Dance," Rebec
ca Levinson; Schubert, "Scherzo,"
Annie Osier; Priozonka, "Tarantella;
in A Minor," Catherine Good; Dur
and, "Chaeonne," Margaret Eby;
Thomas, 'lCauzonatta," Elisabeth
Knupp, Leanna Knupp; Triml,
"Russian Dance." Bertha Mcllhen
ny; Seebock, "Mennet a 1' Antieo,"
Ethel Brightbill; Sinding, "Rustles
of Spring," Hazel Akens; Schuctt,
"Etude Mignonne," Pearl Smelzer;
Rachmaninoff, "Prelude in C Min
or." Pauline Wright; Raff, "Lo Fil
ense," Maty JJehle; Schubert-Liszt,
"Hark, Hark the Lark," Ray Gar
Annual Meeting -
of the Y. W. C. A.
The twenty-sixth annual meeting of
the Young Women's Christian Associ
ation will be held Friday evening,
February 7at S o'clock. A brief re
port of the year's work will be read,
und representat'-ves of the differeilt
cKtbs will give two-mlnutc t.tlks on
what has been dqne by their particu
lar group of girls. Nine board mem
bers will be elected for a period of
three years.
This meeting will be held In the
John Y. Boyd Hall and will be fol
lowed by a social hour. There will
he piano solos by'Mlss Alice Decovee,
a vocal solo by Miss Romaine Boyer
and a vocal solo by Miss Evelyn Cum
The spring terms of classes at the
Y. W. C. begins this week. New
classes will be formed In basketry,
dressmaking, domestic science, Eng
lish and FrenchAaccordlng to the de
Party of Anna Hinkle
on Her Seventh Birthday
Mr! and Mrs. James C. Hinkle, of
2022 Derry sstreet, gave a party In
celebration of their daughter Anna's
seventh birthday anniversary. Games
were played and refreshments were
served to the Misses Lena Stahl,
Evelyn Dubbs, Thelma Burrs, Mil
dred Snavely, Lulu Murray, Mar
garet Boas, Evelyn Heagy, Esther
Procasco, Mildred and Ruth Mur
ray, Kathryn Grau, Martha Farling,
Adelaide Guthrie, Margaret Mullen,
John Reber. Latrobe Barnitz, Lester
Altland, Handy Hlnkley, Elwood
Murray, Richard Smith, Ottomer
Eshenour, Edward Hinkle, Mr. and
Mrs. H. YV. Smith, Miss Ethel Mur
ray, Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Mrs.
Harry Mater, Mrs. Annie E. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hinkle,
To Sew on Curtains
For Nurses' Home
Mrs. William Jennings urges all
members of the National War Aid
Society who can possibly do so to
meet at the Red Cross rooms, Wal
nut street school building, this even
ing, to sew on curtains for the rest
rooms of the nurses' home of the
Soldiers' Hospital at Carlisle. The
members of the society will sew from
7 to 9 o'clock. I
Mr. M. Mall, Ladles' Tailor, is in
business again at his residence, 1213
Green street. Altering and remodel
ing of ladies' garments a specialty.
Arrange Musicale and Dance
For Tomorrow Evening For
Men in Aviation Depot
The employes of the Moorhead
Knitting Company, whose patriotic
activities during the war period
caused BO much favorable comment,
have been requested by the War
Camp Community Service to lend
their aid In the entertainment of
soldiers stationed at the army depots
near Harrlaburg. The Moorhead
Choral Society, so ably directed by
Mrs. Florence Ackley LeJ', will pre
sent an elaborate program at the
Middletown Aviation Depot this
evening at 8 o'clock. This forty-voice
chorus is well remembered by those
who heard its fine rendition of their
part of the performance given at the
Chestnut Street Auditorium, Janu
ary 3, for the benefit of the Associ
ated Aid Societies of Harrisburg, at
which 1800 was realized. The sol
diers may look forward to a real
treat for a dance will follow the vo
cal entertainment. The affair has
been capably arranged by George
W. Deiker, superintendent of the
Moorhead Mills, assisted by Miss
Edith Randolph West, the welfare
director of the company's employes.
Authors Club Meets
Tomorrow Night
The Author's Club will meet to
morrow evening at the home of Mrs.
E. L. Rinkenbach, 21G Forster |
street. The postponed program of
January 21 will be combined with
the one of this meeting and will be
as follows:* "The Country' of
Chile," Mrs. J. Thornton Balsley:
"Santiago," Mrs". Joseph Kalbfus;
"Valparaiso," Mrs. C. C. Dubbs; "A
Chilean Rondeo," by Roosevelt, Mrs.
Willard Young; "Argentine," and "A
Trans-Andean Journey to Mendoza," j
Mrs. Casper S. Shaak; "The Fertile]
Pampas and Argentina's Part in |
Feeding the World," Miss Lile
George; "Politics and Government,"
Miss Anne U. Wert.
Letters From Overseas
Verify Soldier's Death
Professor and Mrs. Julius von
Bereghy, of 224 North Fifteenth
street, have received personal letters
from the chaplain and commanding
officer of Company F, One Hundred
and Eleventh Infantry, A. E. F., in
France, speaking of the death of
their son, Lieutenant Marcel von
Bereghy, near Courlardoy, on Sep
tember 7. This was his first battle as
an officer and he led his platoon
bravely, the men say. Lieutenant von
Bereghy is buried near where the
enemy machine guns killed him.
A pretty wedding was that of Miss
Miriam M. Stewart, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Morris S. Stewart, 850
North Twelfth street, Reading, Pa.,
and Ivan Roy Pottelger, of Read
ing, on Saturday evening, February
1, 1919, at the manse of the Stev
ens Memoria Methodist Episcopal
Church, Thirteenth and Vernon
streets, Harrisburg, the Rev. Dr.
Clayton Albert Smucker officiating.
MUss Stewart was prettily gowned
in a brown broadcloth traveling suit.
After the coremony Mr. and Mrs.
Pottelger left for an extensive wed
ding journey and upon their return
they will reside in Reading, 1028
Chyrch street.
Dr. Gilbert L. Dailey, 713 North
Third street, who has been relieved
from service in the Medical Corps
of the United States Army, has gone
to New York to take a three months'
post-graduate course in diseases of
the ear, eye, nose and throat, after
which he will spend nine months In
Europe in pursuance of the same
Two of the most popular singers
of the city will appear on the pro
gram this evening at the entertain
ment of the Men's League of Mar
ket Square Presbyterian Church.
Miss Mary Bell Corbett, soprano, and
Stanley G. Baekenstoss, baritone,"
will sing: "I Springtime," Newton,
and "Trot Here and There," from
the comic opera, "Veronique."
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCreath
entertained informally at dinner at
their home, 119 South Front street
Saturday evening. Covers were laid
for Mr. and Mrs. Neil Salsich, of
Bethlehem; Mr. and Mrs. Lesley Mc-
Creath and Mr. and Mrs. Henderson
Luther S. Granville, of Brooklyn,
is in town for a few days stopping
with his relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
George B. Torrance, of State street
Miss Anita Randolph, of Rich
mond, Va., was a recent guest of Mrs.
Gordon Harper, of North Second
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor Neale,
2025 North Front street, have an
nounced the birth of a daughter,
Sunday, February 2, 1919. Mrs.
Neale was Miss Frances Herman
prior to her marriage.
Captain and Mrs. Donald A. Stroh,
Douglas, Arizona, announce the
birth of a daughter. 'Captain Stroh
is a native of Harrisburg.
l.tielln'H I.ove Story
Couoluta, Spnnlah Dancer Featar-
I - ing.
j A
Stouffer's Restaurant
I AVe Will Ilegln Serving Special
Table d'Hote Dinners
Tuesday Evening, Feb. 4.
, Special attention will be given
i these dinners, serving them each
J evening —except Sunday—from 5
to 7.30 On Friday of each week
I we will serve a special Fish dinner.
! Watch Tneaday Morning and Eve
ning Papera For Menu
Miss Morsch Entertains to Cel
ebrate Birthday of Her Sis
ter, Mrs. Harry Page
A delightful birthday surprise was
given by Miss Helen C. Morsch, 609
Forster street; In honor of her sister,
Mrs. Harry E. Page, 229 North Fif
teenth street. Cards, dancing and
music by Messrs. Roy Hurst, Earl
Mosher and Harvey Bolan were the
features of the evening. Mrs. Page
received lomo pretty gifts, and later
In the evening a buffet lunol was
served to the following guests: Mrs.
LOUIB Fink, Mrs. Leo Krinor, Mrs.
Robert Hlrshman, Mr. and Mrs. Arch
ie Bott, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stone,
Miss Violet Stone, Miss Minerva
Hiishman, Miss Naomi Winger, Miss
IJ.-len C. Morsch, Messrs, Roy Hurst,
Earl Mosher and llarrOy Bolan
Hlghsplre, Mr. and Mrs. J. Morsch,
Mr. and Mrs. II E. Page.
Ladies' Auxiliary
Meets Tomorrow
The monthly meeting of the La
dies' Auxiliary of the Polyclinic Hos
pital will be held to-morrow after
noon at 3 o'clock In the Nurses'
Home, 1524 North Second street.
The Needlework Guild of the Aux
iliary will hold its next meeting on
February 21 at 2.80 o'clock. Mrs. S.
Z. Shope and Mrs. J. C. 1-larlacker
will preside at the tea table.
Senator and Mrs. Scott S. Leiby
motored to the city yesterday and
enjoyed dinner with Major and Mrs.
William B. Gray of the Riverside
Miss Louise Gaines went home to
Towanda this morning after a little
visit with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas G. Jackson, of Green street.
Miss Evelyn E. Cumbler, daughter
of County Commissioner and Mrs.
C. C. Cumbler, left early Saturday
for Troy, N. Y., to attend the re
union of members of the class of
1916 of the Willard School for Girls,
being held at that place.
Miss Lydia Louise Nipholls, who
has been taking a course in nursing
at the University of Pennsylvania,
under the American Red Cross, is
spending several days at her home,
304 Chestnut street.
Miss FloreSace Rinkenbach, 216
Forster street, and Miss Dorothy"
Devout, 1220 Chestnut street, have
returned from a short visit in Leba
Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Magulre
and children, 5 South Front street,
left yesterday for Florence Villa,
Florida, where they will spend sev
eral months.
Mrs. Marlin E. Olmsted, 105 North
Front street, left to-day for a short
stay in New York City.
Mrs. Floyd Appleton and, chil
dren, Second and Emerald streets,
left on Saturday for Cuba, N. Y.,
where they will spend some time
at her former home. Dr. Appleton
will spend this week in Provideilce,
R. I.
Mrs. Harvey Barnes, of Ridgway,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Samuel
W. Fleming, 104 South street.
Miss Elizabeth Ross, 219 Pine
street. Is visiting Mrs. Pitt F. Carl,
at Greencastle.
Mrs. James D. Hawkins. 1207
North Third street, left last night
for Roanoke, Va., where she will
join her brother, Henry Cook, on a
trip to Florida.
Mrs. Mary Belle Cromie, of 236
Woodbine street, is home after a
month's stay in Baltimore. .
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vaughn
Montague, of St. Louis, who spent
the past year in the city at The
Donaldson, have gone to New York
to locate permanently.
Mrs. Grant Drifesbach, of Lewis
burg, state vice-regent of the
Pennsylvania Daughters of the
American Revolution was in town
yesterday on the way home from
Philadelphia where she visited her
Mrs. Harvey F. Smith, of State
street, secretary of the Harrisburg
Civic Club, is in Pittsburgh this
week attending a meeting of the
Board of Directors of the State Fed
eration of Pennsylvania Women.
Mr. ad Mrs. Frederick Moore
and small daughters, Alicia and
Marie Moore, of Pittsburgh, are in
town for a brief stay among rela
tives and old friends.
Miss Sara Kingsley, of Indian
apolis, In<d., is visiting her rela
tives, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rich
ards, of Green street, for the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thompson
and son, George Owens Thompson,
of Unadilla, N. Y., spent several
day? last week among relatives in
this city and York.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Eby and fam
ily, of 2012 North Third street,
have gone to St. Petersburg, Fla.,
to be guests at the Hotel Polnsettia
for six weeks.
Major William B. Gray came
home from Delaware to attend the
charity ball and the 'Fisher-Dar
lington wedding, returning to-day.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gaines
and small daughters, the Misses
Claire and Dorothy Gaines, of
Richmond, Va., are in town for a
little visit with their relatives, MV.
and Mrs. David F. Jackson.
Miss Louise Deane and Miss
Freda Deane went home to Colum
bus, Ohio, after a week's
stay with their sister, Mrs. , Henry
D. Fairley, of North Third street.
Miss Imogene Black, of Philadel
phia, is visiting her cousin, Miss
Helena M. Bowther, of Market
Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay Jordan
went to Baltimore this morning
where they will remain for a week
with Mr. and Mrs. George Y. Vin
cent, of that city.
Mrs. A. L. Chayne, of 405 North
Second street, quietly celebrated her
birthday anniversary yesterday -re
ceiving many beautiful flowers from
her friends.
Miss Wilma Houser and Miss
Theresa Houser, of Baltimore, are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Anson L.
Miller, of North Second street.
Corporal Hermdn Runkel, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Grant 8. Runkel, of
Llnglestown, Is mentioned as wound
ed in action on the casulty list of to
day. The injury occurred on Novem
ber 2. He is a membW of Company
M, Twenty-third Regiment of In
We have received A liberal quan
tity of coal and are In a position to
take care of your winter require
ments. Order now and be prepared
for February cold weather. Wler
man and Wlerman, Camp Hill, Pa.
f ' : . * . Jk
Sliaffer's Last
We were soon on the road again
with my appetite merely Increased
by the little they had given me.
True, 1 had half a loaf of bread In my
sack, but Just let those two hungry
birds see that and I would have none.
It was a case of water all around
but not a drop to drink, and cer
tainly I was not going to offer to
divide that bread with them. Not
whll 0 I knew it, by golly, for I had
been hungry enough at times slnqe
being In the hands of the Boches to
know the necessity of hanging onto
any eats one could get. So t car
ried the bread In my sack while I
got more hungry and more hungry
every step.
The guards seemed to be as tired
of marching as I was and soon
stopped for rest and refreshment at
a cheesery. Hpre I was given all
the bitter milk I cared to drink, and
was even given a pound block of
cheese to take with me. The guards
each had three, which probably was
why I was allowed to keep mine.
Besides the man who made the
cheese was French and he had no
mbre Business giving cheese to
Boche than to me, but the Boche
had bribed him with gifts of clgarets
and cigars, and he fell hard, as you
can see.
Late in the afternoon we arrived
at camp where on being brought be
fore the commanding officers, I was
ordered to remove my aviators boots.
Not complying with the command
right away I was threatened with
a club. This was a case where dis
cretion was the fetter part of valor,
for deflnance om> meant that-1 would
be beaten and knocked around a lot
and then compelled to march along
with the rest, and well 1 knew that
my vitality was low enough then
without the Boche lowering it any
more with a clubbed rifle, so I re
moved the boots and was given a
pair of wooden shoes in exchange.
Some bargian for the Boche, as the
boots had cost me some 940 in Paris.
Through an interpreter X explained
this to him, saying that that was im
properly and not the French govern
ment. To this the Hun responded that
the boots were merely taken from
me to prevent my running away
again, and would be given back
when the camp went on the march
I had little faith in the promise, but
what could I do? Oh, they were
clever thieves, all right, for It sure
was an impossibility to escape with
the shoes they had given me. They
were not only wooden, but three
sizes too large also. And say, did
you ever try to walk in wooden
shoes? o top it off I was sent to
bed without supper, for the com
mander thought I had not suffered
sufficiently for my "sins." But be
fore I left his August (?) presence
he wanted to know why I had es
caped, and through the interpreter
he told me to be quite free about i
what I said. I was more than that,
I was incoherent, for the insolence
to the question made me sore. To
hear him talk It was an honor to be
a prisoner under htm. Yes I was
quite free in telling why I wanted
to leave his camp so quickly, and all
he did was laugh at my reference
to "cooties" which was my biggest
kick; and only smiled whep I spoke
of the Insufficiency of food and
blankets. I haven't forgotten that
laugh, nor the smile, and if I ever
catch said Boche after the w#r.
Well— he better carry something
bigger than a. bayonet and a spiked
helmet. Instead of curing me of
the etcaping fevr, he only made it
worse. Golly! what wouldn't I have
given to be aboard my spad, coming
down on him with both guns work
ing. Oh boy! I used to dream of the
pleasure that would give me!
Such dreams as this made life
easier In this camp, for It sure was
one sad place. Being only some 100
yards squitre, with merely a big barn
for shelter, you can imagine 1,000
men were somewhat crowded there.
Not only that, but there was no fire,
It rained nearly every day, and
many were compelled to sleep out
side. Many died from exposure alone,
and every morning there were a long
list of sick. Only the worst cases
were sent to the hospital, and they
were no bad that even in the hos
pitals they rarely rallied! As for the
others who had to stay In the camp,
they naturally got worse.
Don Moment
It seemed I had arrived at a "bon
moment" as the Frenchmen put It,
for they were Just beginning to get
things to eat at the camp. During
the five days I had been away it
had been very bad indeed. They
never got soup and sometimes not
even the awful coffee, so you begin
to see that my little "vacation" had
come In at the right moment. The
camp alone was enough to give one
the "wlllys," for ths ground, walked
over day by day by thousands of
feet was soon one mass of mud. Ac
tually it was up to one's knees, and
then the commander wanted to know
why we would persist In running
away! With this state of affairs,
there were prisoners missing every
day, and among the first to escape
were the two English aviators, but
unfortunately, they were caught two
days later only 8 miles from the Bel
gian border. To prevent any more
escaping the Boches doubled the
guards, built another bobwire fence
around the enclosure and increased
'the rollcalls from two a day to six.
Thus, when I got into camp about
all I did was answer rollcalls. Be
tween times I walked around through
the mild, watching the prisoners
making their little fires and 'cooking
up some of the worst concoctions
under the sun. T'was nothing strange
to see one'with a kettle full of po
tato, carrot and turnip peelings,
watching It hungerly as it cooked
slowly over the fire. Wood wis
nearly as scarce as food, and when
one found a piece he slept on it till
be needed it, else It would surely
be stolen.* The same with food for
the prisoners were so hungry by this
time they would steal from each
other. One slept on his eats, what
little they were, or he found them
missing In the morning. I know,
because I trustingly left my sack
hang by my bed the first night I re
turned. The next morning my block
of cheese was among the missing.
The only consolation I had was that
I had eaten nearly half of It the
night before. After that I used any
thing I had to eat for a pillow. Here
I also met the adjutant who was to
have escaped with me, and didn't.
I wanted to know why li e had left
me in the lurch. According to him,
he entered the woods a little
further up, and Just as he entered
& Boche guard did also, and since
the Boche put a revolver to his head
and commanded him to return he
naturally did, and there you are—
and there I wasl
Now that I wai back iq camp I
found anything but pleasant slop
ping around in the mud, with no fire
la the barn and vary Uttla to eat. To
make things worse, all the numerous
small fires going In such a confined
area made an awful lot of smoke.
The barn was black with It and
many suffered from sore eyes.
"Back Home"
Two days after I got back "home,"
we moved again. When the orders
came I promptly aslced for my boots.
Nothing doing. I had a pair of shoes
on and they were good enough. Bo
said £he Boche. It sure made me
sore, and my Inability to do any
thing to help matters made me even
madder. Wooden shoes or not I was
firmly decided on escaping again, but
the Boche in command was a wise
oia duck, and nipped any plans I
might have had in the bud by mak
ing me march In the front rank, right
behind htm. Naturally, this posi
tion of honor(7) gave me no chance
to slip off, so I had to march along
as best X could in my clumsy, ill
fitting shoes.
Wo marched 15 miles that day,
which may not sound like much, but
did you ever irf it* in wooden shoes?
Believe me, my feet were so sore by
nightfall I could hardly stand up,
and what worried me more, was that
my stockings were worn so full of
holes, that It was more painful to
walk with them than without them.
How was I going to get through the
next day 7 1 could expect no help
from the Boche; for even had they
the socks they would not give them
to we prisoners, and I had to have
something to put between my sore
and blistered feet and the rough
wood of my shoes. But I was too
tried to solve the problem that night,
besides 1 had other troubles. I slept
In a horse trough, and had to fight
for it ahat that and the fact that it
was filled with bay made me very
thankful Indeed. The next morning
I went among my comrades and tried
to buy a pair of socks. There were
none for sale. Many had none at
all, and had been wrapping hanker
chiefs or old rags around their feet
In lieu thereof for a long time. This
was news to me, but it gave me an
idea, cutting several square patches
off my blanket 1 wrapped them
around my feet and pulled the worn
i sock over the whole. This helped a
tot, for not only did it help fill up
the shoe, but made a soft cushion Be
tween my foot and the shoe. Just
the same, by the end of the second
day my feet were getting worse and
X began gloomily to wonder how
many more days there were ahead of
us. I slept on the floor that night,
and considered myself lucky, for
many there were who had not a roof
to cover them.
The Third Night.
The third night we stopped at a j
large town where many more pris
oners had arrived. It was a sort cf
a Junction point, where ome would
be sent to Germany and others to
camps in Belgium. Naturally, all
these prisoners coming down on them
at once got the thick-headed Boche
officials all rattled, and as usual, we
prisoners suffered. There was no
place for us to sleep and we were
given nothing to eat. Furthermore,
there was a biting wind coming tip
and the sky gave promise of rain. A
nice pass indeed with 1,000 of us
cooped up in a small field with
guards all around, who would not
even allow us to go for water nearby.
We did not want it to drink, but to
cook some vegetables we carried.
Of -course, we had our black bread
—some of us did, for we had been
given enough to last five days. That
came to one loaf, somewhat* larger
than a brick. With the most careful
economy mime -lasted four days;
others finished their's In three days,
while still some other unfortunates
had thetr's stolen. But we were all
tired of existing on nothing but
black bread and wanted some soup,
something hot, something that would
stick to the rib. 'After a great deal
of kicking we got It, but we had to
cook It ourselves, for several spoon
fuls of flour, whole wheat and barley,
a little salt and oleomarglne was
doled out to each man, and believe
me, dividing that stuff was no
mean job, for the mixup around the
tower of Babel had nothing on that
buijch as every language under the
sun was represented. After each
man got his portion he would use his
own judgment about the way he
would eat it. Wood like water was
scarce, and it was only with the
greatest difficulty that permission
could be gained to go after them, and
then when the fires were all nicely
going and it looked as f if we were
due for one warm meal at least, the
Boche canyO around and tramped the
fires out, fearing they would draw
some Allied bombing squadron that
way. There surely was some funda
tlon for this belief, for the sky had
cleared and both stars and moon
shown brightly; but little cared the
prisoners for possible bombs. They
were hungry and had not had a warm
meal in three days, so when the Boche
guards roared out the order for "all
fires out," it was universally diso
The only way they were put out
was by the guards coming and tramp
ing them out. We had ours going
among tho lMt, for it took the guard
some time to'get around to us. Y.".s
I said we, for not having any kitchen
utensils I dumped my share in with
some Englishman, and the mixture
was Just beginning to cook when the
Boche tramped our fires out. Being
too hungry to wait until morning and
cook it right, we ate the half-cooked
soggy mass as it was—and enjoyed
it too. After that we tried to sleep,
I don't know about the others, but
it was not a howling sticcess for me;
for although I had three blankets
and three of us were rolled up to
gether for warmth, the wind was so
cold and penetrating that it went
right through the blankets—and to
think there are men who rave about
the joys of camp life and having the
milky way for a roof! This was the
first time I had slept outdoors and
believe me Its the lst time, because
there Is too much room between the
earth and "roof" for comfort. And
judging from the feel of things
someone must have left the' furnace
go out. Golly, but my feet were
cold! so about 2 a. m., I wrapped my
puttees around them. That helped
some. Incldentlly, th.ere were many
prisoners who did not attempt tt
sleep that night, as they had no
blankets. To keep warm they walked
back and forth across our small
guarded field. Yes, I could consider
myself lucky, even If I only had
wooden shoes, and anyway, I was
thankful it did not rain, else I would
have surely been on the sick list
next morning. That list was pretty
long, as It was. I remember one
prisoner, an Englishman, who- nearly
died from exposure that night. He
only had one blanket, and that, with
his thin uniform (they never had an
overcoat) was not sufficient to sleep
out in that open wind blown field.
In the morning we were divided
Into several groups, and I was lucky
enough to get In the one headed for |
Germany, There were some 200 of us.
and as we were supposed to be In bet
ter condition than the other groups, j
wo were marched very swiftly to ourj
destination. That was a railroad
center named Htrson, a distance of
20 miles from where we were. We
were compelled to march that dis
tance In four hours, without a rest,
which Just about knocked me out, for
with my big wooden shoes I sufffered
considerable. 80 sore had my feet
become by this time that I had de
veloped a special step, a sort a shuf
fle, In order to make the most speed
with th 0 least effort. By the time
we arrived at the town I was ready
to drop, too tired even to make an
efTort to get some of the gifts of
bread that the French citizens en
deavored to give us as we passed
through. There were not many of
these gifts, for only the boldest dared
the anger of th n guards to give bread
to their suffering comrades. There
wasn't anything backward about the
way the prisoners went after the
gift thougn. I actually saw 20 or 80
surge right over a Boche guard to
get a piece of bread a patriotic
madam e was holding out a window
and maybe that Boche wasn't froth
ing at tho mouth when he regained
his feet. It did not do much good,
howeyer, as the bread had disappear
ed, where, none knew of course. But
the Boche soon had his revenge, for
soon another piece of bread was held
from a window. The Boche got there
nearly as soon as the prisoners, and
Immediately one of them grabbed it,
he took it from him. It as
If ther e would be fight right there,
deaplte the fact that there wet*;
Boche everywhere, ao the Boche
guard, seeing the drift of opinion and
not daring to keep himself,
divided It In several pieces and doled
It out to the prisoners that way,
(To Be Continued)
German Army of
July, 1914, Remains
in Skeleton Form
OoMetuty Feb. 3.—lnformation
reaching the Americans is to the ef
fect that every infantry, artillery
and cavalry regiment which was part
of fhe German standing army in
July, 1914, continues in existence,
except some Alsace Lorraine regi
ments which were dissolved. These
regiments, the repotts agree, are
now mere skeleton organizations,
probably only a few numbering more
than a thousand men each.
Reserve regiments, whose organ
izations existed prior to the war
though they were not then in active
service, apparently continue to ex
ist. A few of these reserves are re
ported to have been dissolved, but
many are being identified from day
to day in their normal depots.
Two Central Pennsylvania - sol
diers, one. from Harrisburg and one
from Duncannon, are included
among the army overseas convales
cents who have recently arrived at
tho United States A'rmy General Hos
pital No. 31 from the Embarkation
Hospital at Camp Stuart, Va. The
Harrisburg man is Corporal Frank
W. Arter, of 1317 Marion street, who
served with Company M of the Three
Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment of
Infantry. Paul F. Shope, private,
first class, of the Machine Gun Com
pany of the Three Hundred and
Fourteneth Infantry, is the Duncan
non man who is now being treated at
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Tho fifteenth district engineers at
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Highway Commissioner Lewla fl,
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ial road building plan, Afterwards
extended conferences were held
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rite Dauphin county court to-day
postponed until Wednesday the
hearings In the cases against a num
ber of trust companies to annul
charters because of nonuser. The
proceedings in tho Castle Shannon
Savings and Trust Company wera
dropped as it had been dissolved by;
the Allegheny county courts.
Tho borough of Warren to-day
complained to the Public Service
Commission against the servioe of
the Warren Water Company.
Major W. C. Miller, medical corps,
has returnedto his duties In the
State Health Department, and Lieu
tenant W. R. Main, Navy, has re
sumed his duties an auditor of tha
Highway Department,
Jolui D. Rrenle, of the
General's Department, was much
congratulated to-day. It was hh
twenty-first birthday.
The telephone injunction case
will be heard by the Dauphin county
court to-morrow afternoon. Attor
ney General Schaffer will appear for
the state.
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