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(Continued from Ptkf On«.)
Attended and voiced Its approval in
enthusiastic manner.
Both Dr. Hillis and Mr. Chamberlain
were received In Butte today In a man
ner characteristic of Butte's patriot
ism—"the sort that does things," as
a local recruiting officer has repeat
edly described it. They were met at
the Northern Pacific depot this noon
by a delegation of representative busi
ness men and bankers. Then at the
theater they were given a reception in
which there was warmth and sincerity,
('lose attention of their auditors at
tested to the impressiveness of their
discussions of the loan
While banks have been soliciting
for a fortnight, the first real organized
effort In behalf of the Liberty loan
started this week. Clergymen urged 1
its significance upon their congrega
tions yesterday. Bunkers and bind - J
ness men, reinforced by the eloquence}
of Dr Hillis and Mr. Chamberlain, are}
advancing it today, and during the re
mainder of tlie week insurance and!
bond salesmen, labor organisations,
w omen's patriotic organizations and j
even the Boy Scouts will talk Libert.v j
loan bonds tc* Butte.
Officers and directors of the Cham- I
her of Commerce constituted tin* dele- j
Kation which first votced Butte's wel- '
come to Dr Hillis and Mr. Chamber- j
lain this i on D R .1 Gi oene\ eld« •
pastor of the First Presbyterian j
church, who is a pesonal friend of Dr. j
Hillis. introduced the latter to mem- j
hers of the delegation just ns he J
stepped from the train. Mr. Chamber- \
lain was presented then b> Dr. Hillis.
The visitors were taken in autos to the [
Silv er Bow club, where they were ten- !
dered an Informal luncheon by the j
Chamber of Commerce official
A me
*np those
» who met
the visitors
st the
depot \v »
MV .1 1 l
nr coll, pres- |
ident «
it the Ch
amber of U«
• • ■ 1
R. Cm
Tic. Fug«
me Carroll.
A. J. Davis, i
John <
rsniie. c.
J. K( D
J. Charles. •
L. (> Kvhi
is. Charles '
.1 Bruc
e Kleiner. 1
v J. Bruphy
and D
r. Groene
Dr Hillis in hi:
laid lia re tlie scheme
tnanization of the world.
Bismarck and carried
Kaiser Wilhelm
This scheme, he de«*l
h at the Rialto
for the Ger
quoted fr«
L»m official do« mnent* o
f the ,
kaiser an
«1 other German offlciu
is t«>
prove hi*
assertion « ontemplatei
* the
m of the entire ci\
Mixed j
world b>
the Berlin authorities.
II 1* to
carry this grasping ami
Into effect tha
Debt Due to France.
appealed for America to |
was divided between U
public of France and lov
b an republic.
Not less striking the
France for her sli'.i s.
her old. In 1781. when
fortunes were at a lo
Ro h:\mbcan, admiral c
navy, organized a fleet
ships three destroyers
ports and brought to thi:
oldiers. a cargo
shot, muskets.
p owdfr.
cloth l
ng and
medi. al s ippl
ies. *
age wars are
bv )
and h;
v f«>od. And In
that cr
^ hen
had sent us w
an«i '
the go»
■ eminent ma «le a loai
1 to
the T
'nited :
Ptates. all of
repaid with
'merest Rut
In addition
a mu
ltitude of ad
* citize
•n* aggregating hundred.;
of million* of doPsr«. M
any of
h soldiers were killed
in the cam
in P* m
îsylvanla. New
and j
ter the
French gover
■k the
support of the
se soldiers'
ti idov
* and
orrhan* Rut
Fren h navy returned h**me the*, sailed,
by the wav of Jamaica, where they
were attacked by the British fleet and!
mam of the vessels were either cap -
tured or '■nnk Outside of the loan
which we repaid to the French gov- 1
eminent were the losses through!
Private loan*, losses of ships, whi<
arc believed to hate a it »re sa ted a total f
not far from $400 0o©.000.
America Owes France Much
"How black is the sin
What generosity France, rich France,
showed our poverty-stri< ken republic!
What treasure of lives and money it
lavished upon our liberties
f ingratitude! ;
... , « . Fran« e to
* H , nS OUt , blood as
2 JZL™" 1 , T" a ru °.^ >V' r ,r ~ »'«
of l.bertj and made the blo»Hom»
thereof crimson and beautiful for us
and for our children. In return, to- j
day we owe France our greatest gen
era I. our l*est admiral—we owe her
s*>ldiors, sailors, guns, cannon, food, a
billion or more money.
"Every consideration urge* us to
pledge to Frame our fortunes, our
live* and our sacred honor. The
French ambassador in his book, *Ro
chaml-eau and the French in America,

i during the era of the
er remained true to her!
.... , . ....... . .. .... . ..
It was In 1884. he said, that the|
kaiser and his associates first put
Into the hands of their lenders the:
pan-G*rm*n ». heme, with it» motto.
'From îlambur* to the Persian Rulf.'
Tn 1911 the Pun-German Vnlon pub
1 Ished a second series of maps, with
milltarr and political plans, bringing
up to dale the scheme for a German]
has made it «leur that the French peo
ple have, during all tlie vicissitudes of
ideal of our republic and have found
in our free institutions the fulfillment
of her own hopes of liberty, equality
and fraternity."
Kaiser's Scheme Broad.
Dr. Hillis reviewed with horrifying
detail the plan of the kaiser and his
advisers for extending tin* German do
main over tlie whole world, as re
vealed in official documents discovered
since the war began.
I he:
re in Berl
ns were fo
man cities.

en out li
ntier line :
Igium, the
i France,
etnpire beginning at Hamburg and end
ing at the Persian gulf. While thi•
of the Pan-German I'nloi
in, subordinate organisa
rmed in all the large Ger
The maps and plans a:
1894 run the Germa
iround Denmark, Holland
iron provinces of north
the German
north Switzerland; they 11
Hungary to be an ally si
rank with Prussia; hut in the plan as!
published In 1911 the kaiser place« I
German military heads in control of
fhe Austrian and Turkish armies, while)
the southern lines of the Pan
empire in.
th all of Asia M
"So carefull
wish, nlne-tei
man Scheme m
Today Brussel
German « ities
are within 60
Germany has
lid the
Balkan states.
r>f Greece.
i wrought
e the d<
tails, that
îr «
ns some
«1 1
mi :
S'amur are
Poland. Lit h
The S2.000.000,000 Loan.
"The American people have enter
l ie and for
from tin
it ot the people, b
ople shall not \
irth* at the hands of Ger
raham Lincoln's confidene
• betrayed; his hope for th
ople shall not be turned t
rmany shall not
the sea. not be a]
ntier lines, nor subjugat
to hr
merchant can buy
L* bring
make a pistol m**re ;
rank and rule our inv
or farmers To safe
try »nd our allies congress has in
Secretan put two
billions of dollars of bonds, called 'the
Liberty Loan.' These bonds are in

w. the work
'h farmer and
i paying 8ft
p pledge that,
cent, that the
interest uj*on these bonds is automati
cally raised to the like level.
Money Arms the Soldiers.
This Liberty loan is to buy equip
ment for our soldier*. We stop a flood
with dykes; we stay an invading host
w itli soldiers: but the French and
British armies of four million men
mean millions of workers produc
ing clothing, shoes, tents, rifles, cart
ridges automobiles, trucks, machine
guns, cannon, wooden and s*eel ships,
to transport food anil munitions across
the English channel and the Atlantic
ocean It takes six men and women at
home to feed and equip one soldier at
the front. The English people sub
sc ribed loans up to twenty billions of
d«»!lars; the French peasants have
bought sixteen billions of French
bords, and for tlie moment the richer
people of this great republic are
to subscribe two billions, payable in
installments. Without thl* money our
luce of
f equal]
j' ;
nia. Ihl
the peo
s. nor exhibit
president, or
rful than the
ptaln to cut
is. merchants
rd our ooun

ked 1
«•Idler b«*vs cannot be
their guns, clothing,
s. tents and f«s>d. Germany calls
'materialists.' Bernstorff has
business man
bond*. Germany hops
f rom her housetop» our
sneered that the American farmer an«J
r buy these
« to trumpet 1
our sloth and our shame. But (»er- j
many shall be disappointed. Henry ■
ged. ex- *
-lay, white-haired
claimed one day,
I am an old man—
quite an old man. but it will bo found
that 1 am not too old to
principles, to stand by my friends and
to defend myself.' Bernstorff scoffs.
xaytn*. 'America I. too far away;' but
»'« "O' far »'•'*> but that thi»
republic car vindicate Its principles
ami Ktanrt ,, y lt „ all ,„ and defrnd iu
homes and its freedom,
Loyalty to Our Fathers.
"Once more recall Edmund Burke's
words: 'Civilization belongs to the
noble dead, the ltvlug and the unborn.'
At tireat price our father» bought our
liberties. Five wars, many battle
feld», won us freedom on the land, ex
pelling an invading army. One war
Indicate my j
gave us freedom on the seas in 1812;
another sanctity of frontier lines in
1846; liberty for races and nations
other than our own in 1861; the rights
of little lands like Cuba and Belgium
in 1898. The builder of some great
castle or noble mansion erects the
house and stores, the hall and library
und gallery, but makes it beautiful
and strong, not for himself alone, nor
even feu* his children, but that the
sound of laughter, friendship, peace
and prosperity may fill the halls in
far-off centuries. Think you that u
gveat man has no stake in ids life
work? John Milton lives in the liberty
of the press; Shakespeare live« in his
Hamlet and Macbeth; Dante in his
Paradise; the Pilgrim Fathers in our
schools; Washington in our laws;
. Webster and Lincoln in our liberties,
j Is your revered father dead? Or your
noblo mother? , s not Kood work
memorable and immortal forever?
Tour fathers have a great stake In our
liberties, and In free institutions of the
England that gave us the seed eorn of
our social harvests, and of France
whose soldier boys in 1791 under
l*afayette helped Washington win our
liberty. Our fathers gave vows for us,
during the revolution and during the
civ il war they gave solemn pledges.
Not to buy these Liberty bonds Is for
, UR t( » he known as ignoble sons of
no ,, Ie father8
Self- Interest Urges Support.
"Prom the viewpoint of self-lnterp*t
| and prudence with decision, our peo
pie should buy these bonds and sop
port their government. It is perfectly
plain that we must
with our allies, or
Russia, t
when in $
cities on
the gulf.
of this iu
dren and
must sac
fig lit Germany
later on single
handed, fisht her army and navy. Once
that little republic of Athens, pro
tected by three buffer states, against
the militarism of Macedonia. lyliiR
farther north, through neglect of her
three buffer states, was finally herself
despoiled and looted. For two and a
half years England's battleships have
bottled up Germany's dreadnoughts;
but for that harrier protecting us. our
Atlantic coast would long ago have
heen bombarded. Should the German
submarine starve England, and make
It Impossible to get her troops across
should Germany defeat
Belgium singly, and ob
tain Iron and coal and wheat from
In* time would soon come
mr uni repared condition our
the coast of the Atlantic, of
and of the Paeiflc would he
and an indemnity of 30 or 50
representing the entire cost
nr. he saddled upon our ehll
our children's children. All
rifle*, e\ en unto blood.
The crisis Is Imminent Many of
ns are teachers of the doctrines of
peace: we hate war: we believe in the
schoolhouse and not the fort: in the
hook and not the bombshell; In the
home, rather than the arsenal: and in
free, happy, industrious cities, and not
in Krupp gun works. But when the
burglar breaks Into your house and
points a pistol, it is useless to recite
a text beginning. 'Blessed are the
peacemakers.' The burglar 1ms dic
tated the weapon in advance. When
the German army entered Louvain,
tlie priests and preachers prayed: the
mms wept: the young girls besought
brutal men for mercy; but all to no
,r *tl' YoU cannot argue with a
drunken man. nor preach lo the lion,
nor persuade a murderous brigand,
who Is determined to loot every house
and store and factory. The simple
fact Is that, after German' captured
Austria s coal provinces, and the Iron
provinces of France of 1K70, she dis
covered that war was her best national
industry, pav ing in n single summer's
looting expedition from n thousand per
cent to ten thousand per cent, where
an iron foundry or a steel plant paid
her onl> ten per cent. Therefore her
motto of 50 years has been, I-et farm
ers raise grain—we will grab It; let
Belgium peasants build factories and
Invent tools—we will strip them; let
and England achieve wealth
id gold
till loot the storehouse
e hank We tans, win i
and barn and th«
this war. Y'ou stay the North sea
with a dyke, the lion with a hot iron.
and soldiers drunk with greed, lust
am * avarice for other men s houses and
territory by bayonets and bullets.
Forced into this war. we prop« tee to
make it the last war that shall hurt
our earth.
"Looking forward to a League of
Peace, we will include the German
after we have destroyed his autocracy
and his militarism, and freed the Ger
man people. We all hope much from
the gradual progress of brotherly love
and the increase of kindness and good
"ill The world's future is In the
s< hoolhouse. the legislative halls, the
library, the balls of art and science
the temple of the home and of religion.
We are in this war to say that there is
no room left in this world for a czar.
a kaiser of a sultan. We believe that
©very man is in the Image of God,
therefore should be a citizen king,
ready a million young men have .
forward to defend
allies and our
republic. The government needs two
billions of dollars to arm. equip and
upport them. The failure of this
loan and of liberty would be the m«»st
failure, our earth has
known But this loan
The American people arc
ing their native land, v
for It. and. If necessary.
for this dear, dear land.
will not fail
patriots, lov
illing to live
willing to die
The victory of thl» Liberty loan and
this war safeguarding democracy, la
to he the most glorious victory that
has ever blessed the human race."
Chamberlain's Argument.
Mr Chamlierlain emphasized the im
portant part that the small investor
Is to play in financing the war.
"It is absolutely essential," he said,
"that a large part. If not the larger
part, of this $2.000.000,000 Liberty loan
I» to be taken by the private Investor."
Small Investor Must Buy.
If the corporations and financial in
stitutions are allowed to buy too much,
he pointed out, much of the money
that is needed In the ordinary channels
of business will be diverted and ths
national prosperity will suffer.
"Howe vor, when the Individuftl buys
a Liberty loan and pays for It out of
Ms earnings, whether In one payment
or by installments, he is not only re
lieving the larger business units of
that much of the burden, but at the
same time he is laying aside capital
which will bring him « certain and
regular semi-annual return in inter
est, and he is providing the govern
ment with money without putting n
»train upon any purl of the business
structure, and finally, he is converting
a part of his current Income from more
or less unnecessary, and perhaps
wasteful expenditure, to the most use
tul national service, namely, expendi
tures directly for war purposes.
Bond Buying: Made Easy.
"The government is doing every
thing possible to make bond buying
p niy for the citizen, however humide.
The bonds may be bought in amounts
as low as $50, ami v et, of course, in
safety; and the rate of Interest, and in
ery other desirable Investment qual
r, the $50 bond is the same us the
$1,000 bond. The government also per
mits the bonds to he bought on the
installment plan, payments to be 2
per cent upon application, 18 per cent
June 28. 20 per cent July 30. 30 per
*nt Aug. 15 ami 30 per cent Aug. 30.
"To buy the Liberty bonds Is not
only a duty to one's i-onntr.v in this |
(Continued from Page One.)
soldiers are to be brought to
merely for emergency. **] belie'
tlie local authorities will be s
handle the situation nicely," said Mr.
Wheeler, "but I deemed It advisable j
to have at least another company here
in event anything untoward occurs.
We are not inticlpating trouble, but
nevertheless we are prepared.
"1 have ordered local and federal of
ficer* to arrest every person who agi
tate*. Incites or advise* against regis
tration. 1 believe that it Is tlie patriotic
duty of every man. woman and child to
notify us immediately of any agitation
against registration tomorrow. All
persons taken into custody for urging
against registration or failing to regis
ter will be held for action by the fed
eral grand Jury, which meets in Helena
June 15.
Appeal to Saloon Men.
"1 wish the Post would voice this
— I
a *
}° I
appeal to the patriotism of the liquor |
dottlers of Montana:
man who keeps his phi
closed during the bouts
tomorrow—7 a. m. to 9
doing a patriotic act and will be ren
dering ids government a service.' This
is merely an appeal not to be con
strued as an order.''
Mayor's Action.
While tlie district attorney was an
nouncing his appeal. Mayor Maloney
was making known his order to keep
the saloons closed from midnight
until 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. "1
have laid aside the question of author
ity in this case." said the mayor, "hut
the saloons will he closed."
Pursuit and arrest of suspects in the
anti-conscription propaganda followed
close In the wake of reports to the
sheriff and police that the circulars
were being distributed. The police I
patrol wagon chased the automobile '
carrying anti-conscriptkmists for some j
distance down Arizona street. In their j
haste to get away the propagandist:
drove through the gates at the B
P. railroad crossing.
Keei an and McDonnell are miners,
the former having worked at the Orig
inal. Sjoblom is a shoemaker, who
formerly operated a shop at 239 South
Main street lie lives at 862 South
Main and lias been in Butte for sev
oral years, i
been engaged as attorney for Keens
and McDonnell, advised them to make
no statements today and he declared
at the United States district attorney's
,his *>"* he h « , j cved
!° ""Jr"?:
demanding. Sjoblom has talked
Special Agent Ryrn, but to no one else.
He is well past eligible age for con
Keenan and McDonnell were arrest
ed on Nevada avenue late last night
by City ï>etectives Fraser and Casey
anil Captain O''Donnell. It is charged
tliat they had a number of the sed
' ^ ,
glstration |
»ill be :
&• I
**. J
Sullivan, who has
tious anti-* or script ion hill* on their I ?
turnons and .bat .hoy were throwlnr '
_________ . .. _____ I
sert that Sjoblom had a number of the |
the envelop
Sjoblom wa
South Main
Deter Harvey
Duffy of 748 ft
Charles Foley
containing them
arrested in a saloon on
street by Patrolman
pon complaint of John
South Main street,
826 South Main
street. William Kirby of 729 South Da- |
kota street and Evan Williams of 710
Smith Colorado street, all of whom as
ijantl-ooutKription circulars In hi» !>n„
session an«l was distributing them*
while making disrespectful remarks
concerning the governr.ent's war pol
Circulars From Minneapolis.
That the circular* w'ere mimeo
graphed in Minneapolis and sent to
Butte for distribution was the chief
development of the government's in
vestigation today,
in brown manilla envelopes on which
was printed with rubber stamps in red
ink. "open. Read and Show' to Oth
Federal agent* are now seeking a
mysterious roadster from which the
government a in
They were placed
nvelope* on which '
___________ . ..».U, wiuv-u me
circulars were distributed in large '
numbera in Fast Butte. South Butte !
J ......
and Meaderville This car was driven
up to the front dour of the Florence
hotel, where several hundred miners
board, about 10 o'clock last night and
two men alighted, each carrying
about 2;>0 of the envelopes enclosing
the circulars. While one man threw
the envelopes on the bar, the other
tossed his into the office. Before those
about the hotel realized what had hap
pened the men jumped into the road
ster and were driven rapidly away.
Manager Arthur Berry upon learn
ing the nature of the contents of the
crisis, but It is the highest wisdom.
To buy the bonds Is simply to lend the
government the purchase money for 80
years at 3ft per cent, although th«
government has the right to pay it
back in 16 years. To buy the bonds is
to become a creditor of the government
and to receive interest each June 15
and Dec. 15 from the government
either In the form of a check, if regis
tered bonds are bought, or in the form
of money if coupon bonds are bought.
Hnil ||l(1 cllt seml-anmmlly unci
cashed like a check at any bank.
"To lend money to the government
now is not only a duty but a wise in
vestment. An ideul Investment is one
that is. first, absolutely safe; second,
timt yields a good and steady income;
third, is so well known and appreciated
that it can always bo disposed of In
stantly for cash at a price approxi
mately equal to what It costs, and
fourth, that has a good chance of in
creasing in actual cash value."
Washington, June 4.- Secretary Mc
Adoo left today for New York, the
first stop on his second speaking tour
in behalf of the Liberty loan, which
will include eastern, middle western
nd southern cities.
| campaign at Pittsburg on June
j especially
j envelopes Immediately gathered them
I all up and threw them Into the fur
A similar method was pursued in
I distribution of the circulars in saloons
and in the depots. In South Butte,
in neighborhood of the
they were thrown in front
yards and on doorsteps sometime dur
ing the night. At 8 o'clock this morn
ing circulars were distributed at the
Never Sweat mine.
In Mender ville the circulars Were
thrown in the doorways of saloons and
stores. Not more than 50 of the cir
cula rs were distributed in Meaderville.
according to Under Sheriff Jack Melia,
who hurried to the scene upon being
advised of the affair by telephone. The
under sheriff gathered up most of the
circulars in Meadcrville.
lie arrested Otto Heinz©, a natural
ized citizen, at the Rrnund house
shortly after his return from Meader
ville. Tlie man was released this
morning, however, when he showpd
lhat the four clrcuIarH follnd in h , H
pockets were picked up by him in
Meaderville and that lie was merely
it the Braund house
register tomor
are eh
Meaderville and
exhibiting them
en r ,, ulu uptown from Meaderville.
lieinze Save u very good account of
his movements last night. He is em
ployed on the hill as a miner and
bears a good reputation, according to
the sheriff's office, lie reiterated his
intention of registering tomorrow
when released from custody this
The seditious circulars urge against
registration and attack the govern
ment violently. They are printed on
coarse news print paper, apparently by
use of a mime graph from typewritten
eopies. In some the spelling is atroci
mis and in others it is passable, there
being, however, a few' typographical
errors. That the work was done hur
rledly is apparent. The advice not to
direct and is em
it» capitul letters and under
The argumentative features
cterlstically socialist and I.
W. W. propaganda, the heading being,
"War. What For?" which Is the title
Jof a pacifist work by an American so
Mayor's Proclamation.
T pon the special reqnest of the
Montana Retail Liquor Dealers' as
sociation, Mayor Maloney issued a
Proclamation this afternoon ordering
all saloons and barber shops to be
closed tomorrow on the occasion of
registration day. Mayor Maloney de
clared that he has ordered Chief Mur
phy to see that the proclamation is
obeyed to the letter.
The proclamation follows: "All
saloons and barber shops within
the limits of the city of Butte
shall be dosed from 12 o'clock to
night (Monday I until 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning."
Mayor Maloney late this afternoon
decreed that all clubs in the city of
every description must close at 12
lock tonight and
? and , remaln closed until
".'l OC . k ,^ ed "** d,5r
Includes the Silver Bow club, the
Silver Bow club, the
Fugles, the Elks' club, University club.
T. M. A., all of the colored clubs and
every other social, business or pro
fessional club whore liquor is dis
All activities of the department of
justice have been concentrated on the
enforcement of the conscription law,
according to advices received by Dia
trict Attorney Wheeler this noon At
torney General Gregory Issued the f'l
lo „ fnK 8tatemc . nt to , h|s { , ff(1< ., tod
being will b«
forcement o
matters for the time
. .. .
***** lo ,lx l>a * i as l»*gh as may be
practlcal,,e in ©«' h case. Higher bail
ill be asked in the rases of indi
viduals who have advised or aided
other persons to evade the law or who
have interfered with the registration
officers in the proper performance of
tholr <luly lhan wil1 l »© asked in the !
Ca *f °* individual* who merely fail to
r€>oi***r »•
Omaha, June 4—Quick response
came to the patriotic sermon of Rev
Michael Gluba of St. Francis Polish
Catholic church yesterday. When the
sermon ended an impromptu recruit
ing station was opened by Captain
Frith, who was present, and 50 young
men of the congregation were enrolled
for service in the army.
subordinated to the en
the conscription act. :
Wherever ne. essary the assistance of
federal. Btate and local officials will
be sought The officers and agents of
the department throughout the country ■
have been instructed accordingly. !
< ««mmitting magistrate* will be ■
Open .
Second Floor Rialto Th^ft. «
Advantages of Sound-},
your detestable HIU |
work of auch Import«.
imuorlHnt mutter »lb,
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"Conscription" may seem haul at first,
And meet with sarificc;
Hut duty calls us now to arms,
Where honor must suffice.
This present war us fought toil, y
Will change the life of nation ;
For weVe fighting now for honor
And future generations.
And should the cull not meet your age*.
You can do what is right ;
Just "BUY A BOND" to finaiu. all,
While other men do fight.
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Soldiers in a Common Cause
Fraternize in Front of
German Line.
With the British Armies In the Field.
France.—There is a point on the
western battle line where the British
Tommy and tlie French Poilu meet—
whore tlie alliance between Great
Britain ami France becomes a reality.
There they ure dug in. the man in
khaki and the man in pale blue. There
in the long watches of wintry nights
in the front trenches they sit about
a charcoal fire and smoke and think
together, and make understandable
signs and sounds, though it is seldom
that either can speak the other's
tongue. It is not a show spot, this
meeting place of the two great allied
armies in France, nor is there a defi
nite mark to show tlie dividing line.
It is just a mingling point not an
abrupt Juncture. For perhaps a hun
dred yards at the joining sector the
French and British soldiers fraternize
and visit.
There Is no break In the line any
where along the front and from time
to time the meeting place of the armies
is shifted, according to the plans and
the agreements of the French and
British staffs. Often the Germans are
at a loss to know' who is opposing
them—French or British—and all sorts
of ruses and subterfuges are resorted
to in the attempt to gain information.
It in considered of great importance on
both sides to know' Just who the fel- i
lows are in the opposing trench, and ,
when there i* a relief, or change In the !
line, the world war resolves itself at i
least locally into a hazardous game of j
hide and seek.
Tommy and Poilu have the greatest
lespect for each other and if Tommy
has been over very long he generally i
knows a phrase or two of French.
which, coupled with war slang that i»[
«''iciiumw »■•»*- .»»»«.. ....x-o. .
Frenchman and Englishman Is heated
over the same little stove carefully
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doubts and dugouts and its intricate
! geography of trench upon trench, sel
dura lends itself to picture* of martial
splendor, but without design or ar
concealed from the enemy lest a hand
grenade should upset the supper plans.
This stubborn, dogged, foot-by-foot
warfare, with its mire and mud. its re
rangement there occurred a few «lays
ago a spectacle which will live long in
the memory' of the few outsiders priv
ileged to witness it.
Two great contingents of the French
and British armies met on the road, ex
changed salutations and passed. One
was "coming out," the other "going
in." Each column must have been at
least seven miles long. And with each
was all the paraphernalia, the pan
oply and the impedimenta of modern
warfare. There was no studied dis
play to the spectacle, no full dress, no
ommon to both armies, gives a med- J
lum of communication mutually en
: joyed. In the front line trenches they
share and exchange their little belong- j
ings like so many school children j
swapping luncheon goodie* at recess.
■ time. Cigarettes, tobacco and choco
! late are traded back and forth and ,
■ oftentimes the midnight meal for |
tainc«! it*» f I*
point of emit
up« '
respite, 01
ish 18-po
graceful p*
totypes. !
should be.
ling to a«lni
"rather sum
a re:il affe*
Punctually the a:
bons now and then wen*
of sm< I
field kite h* - - f<
li.it the* (
.«gain a«J
their Fn
.out al! th!* 1
C oat t<> make them fa«i<* :
vagueh i:it the landscape oil
t hoat tin k eyes of
men. 'I « ««nioke-Htalned i
«ere out of • •• line
i respondent
, the fiebl t
! motor tin «
i blue ami 1
j to see that
opposite a
*onal and
i French ne'
Scotchmen in t
kilties an
c could I
road and *
«*«1 ribbon S
miles the n
by the inarching nw
khaki on tl right, the
the left. Tl ■ oluiniis wortmdM|
lnfantr> ;iud field artiller
til 1er.\ th. i tlFh call it.
It «»**
after n< •
m thnt i
ihe two cotoni**
and thcr
e. ming'
«•d in Ji
with tin
» gaunt
remains of ■a*
trees, T<
»mmy ai
,f] poilu Mt i tr *
ate side
It was
l»y side
: the go
„,! foituw «■« *!
the associate 1
th» BriU»tl
h ;; r kh»ki
TV ^3
r,.(le anu I
.,. 4 *se«l th«* T ' ,% \ à
'en m th* 5-; ^
of the »>rntf c
.... than two * j
of warapptf* 111 *'
J were in the <*ng ' ^
.{»articular J' a
ous pipe be ml ^'V'V j
j Highland inusi«: d»*: i. • •
j poilu*. .„«ibtf
And t- the 1 1 ' ...j yi
soldier f* üi -nü- ei
, wart men rod© • t,ul m ' '
| blue line , !
of them l ad
the first da vs
but the
no inroads upon
physique Stren*
they were. *»' ot
bearded despite the <*>» ,
of » few months as«
the Poilu must po
beard a Poilu wou ' . »ill.
Poilu. AH were «-plashed-^,
evitable mud of
fields The horses,
happy in *»
fnirly covered "''h m
Somethin* »«»"* ?,%* »
minded one of ci '
lea. Perhaps it wa*
waxons In the «at
lit* ot mor * "TÜu, la •**%
, that th*
leeklnr '
winter «
begin ni . K of hü * , 'T'T«, t*' ,>
soon the old 1 ">>««• r
their own.

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