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PARIS, May 6.?Confirmation of the death of Jack Janz, of Kentucky, killed the last day of February while taking part In the defense of Fort tie Vaux, brings the number of bona fide citizens of the United States who havo been killed fighting in the French ranks during the present war up to eleven. This is a high per centage, considering that less than one hundred Americans, all toid have engaged to light under the tri color of France. Janz was a big, strapping, cheery natured lad, snid to have been de scended from one of the Polish vol unteers who fought in the American war of independence. Joining the foreign legion at the outbreak of the war, he was placed in the "Fighting First" regiment of the legion, and after a hard winter in the trenches was terribly wounded at' the first bat tle of Arras on May 9, 1915. As Janz expressed it, he "got it gcing and coming." Advancing in the bay onet charge, a rifle bullet smashed his right shoulder. He started crawling to the rear and a huge shell exploded : near him, wounding him in the hips. After seven months in hospitals Jnnz returned to the legion an'i found that his Inseparable comrade at arms, Frank Musgrave, a formei 8an Antonio, Tex., lawyer, had been transferred to the OnG Hundred and Seventieth Line regiment. Janz asked to leave the legion to Join his friend, and last January he was sent to the depot of his friend's regiment. There he found that Musgrave had again been transferred to another regiment. Before Janz's second request to change regiments could go through he was sent to the front and in the famous defense of Verdun he was blown to pieces by a German shell. In the meantime, Musgrave had beenj captured by the Germans and sent to i a prison camp. First to Give His Life. The first American volunteer to be Pilled while wearing the French uni form was Fred Stone, a New Yorker, who operated a machine gun In Bat talion C, of the Second regiment of the foreign legion. Stone was killed by an exploding shell in the trenches opposite the Plateau of Craone late | in January, 1915. Two shrapnel I bullets and several pieces of shell I casing went through his body and he died at the regimental infirmary several hours later. Stone was at one time secretary at the United states consulate in Buenos Ayres. He spoke fluently eight modern lan guages and had been nominated for j the post of interpreter shortly be i fore he was killed. Rene Phelizot, who was one of the ! best known elephant hunters in Af | rica, was in battalion C, of the Sec ) end regiment. Late in February, j iai5, the battalion was having a per iod of repose at Cuiry-les-ChandareB, a few kilometers back of the firing line. The night before the battalion was to return to the trenches two men of the machine gun section, vet eran legionaries whom years of hot African sun had so tanned that their original race and color could only be guessed at, and whose polyglot lan guage made their nationality a mat ter for discussion, began making dis paraging remarks about the Ameri can volunteers. A Foul Blow. Phelizot. resented these remarks and offered to tight both the old tim ers. Followed by an eager crowd of spectators, anxious for excitement the three men went Into a small court yard and began a fist fight. Phelizot was a good boxer and speedily knock ed out one of his adversaries and be gan severely punishing the other. At this moment a third old legionnaire FAST TROLLEY EXPRESS DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY) POINTS ' REACHED Fairmont Monongah Wortliwgton fihinnston Clarksburg Mt. 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Each car carries tho U. S. seal. entered the court yard. He was a close comrade of the two Phellzlot was fighting Seeing that the battle was going against his friends the newcomer ran up behind Phelizot and swinging by Its leathern strap lils two-litre metal bldion, which, was filled with wine, struck him a crash ing blow on the head and Phelizot rell unconscious. The following night, although for twenty-four hours he had suffered Intense bain in his head, Phelizot inarched back to the trenches with his company. The pain Increased, and the next day his sergeant ordered him back to the regimental infirm ary. Phelizot must have suffered In tense agony, but he made the five kilometers back to Culry alone and presented himself at the Infirmary. There the doctor examined him and said be could find nothing wrong and Phelizot walked out or the hospital and started up the road to Chateau Bianc Sablon and the trenches. "I Am An American." ?A little later In the day a lieu tenant of the legion noticed a man lying by the roadside, just outside Cuiry. 'Thinking it some weary sol dier having a rest, he passed on without saying anything. Coding hack an hour later he saw that the man had not moved. He called to him and the answer was a low moan. The lieutenant turned him over, it was Phelizot', partly paralyzed and with lockjaw setting In. He was rushed to the nearest base hospital, seventeen kllomters away, at Flames. There everything possible was don to Bave him, but it was too late The last days of August, 1914. when we were preparing to leave Kouen for Toulouse, Phelizot had each American volunteer write name In tndellible ink on a large American flag. This flag ever since that time he had worn wrapped about his waist as a kind of sa?h. At U>e close of a February day. Phelizot, who had lain for hours unconscious, slowly raised himself in his cot un wound the flag from his out. "I am an American! and fell back dead. No Merc}' lo Foreign T/CRion. The battle of Givenchy. June 16 and 17, 1915, in which the foreign legion won immortal fame, took its toll of American lives the list of losses in that fight includlng theBe Russell Kelly, son of a New York lawyer, and a former Virginia Mill lary Institute cadet; John Earte Flske, of Wooster, O., enlisted In the legion as "John Smith, taking the name of his grandfather: Kenneth Weeks, of Cambridge. Mass., an au thor; and Harman Edwin Hall, ChFiske and Kelly were last seen in an advanced captured Oerman trench, which was retaken by the en tmy later in the day. Both wero wounded. Fiske had a bullet through a leg and Kelly was hit In a shoulder. II is possible that both died from bay onet thrusts when the foe retook the trench, as the Germans had declared that not a man of the legion captured would be spared. I Weeks was the bomb-thrower for the American sauad, a most danger ous place. He went into action arm ed with his rifle, a slieath knife, re volver and musette full of hand gren ades. The bomb-throwers had ordors to see that no Germans remained In their dugouts lurking behind tho ad vancing French troops to shoot them from the rear, many legionnaires having been killed that way on May 9. Weeks was reported as last seen running toward the third line of German trenches. All three Americans had a reputa tion In the legion as brave soldiers. Weeks had been mentioned in de spatches for hi3 valorous conduct in the first battle of Arras. May 9. Wouldn't "Duck" for Bodies. The story of Hall's death was brought back by his seargeant, him self badly wounded. Hall reached the front for the first time as a ma |Chine gun opeiator Just before the legion went into battle. On the more lag of June 16. the legionnaires ! charged the German works on Hill ' <19,rapidly and brilliantly carrying three lines of trenches. After- being rushed orer th-s crest of Hill 119 the GermcnB received heavy reinforce ments. and rallying, began making frantic counter attacks. Under a heavy-flre o? shrapnel, ana' e storm of bullets from rifles Bad jnachlsa. auns, Uali'n wettea THROW EGGS III ISOCiEIf ip Leading Club Woman Gives a Ball to Negro Servants and Riot Follows. MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 6.?Mom phis society Is In an uproar follow ing sensational occurrences of the | other night when Young Men's Chris tian Association members "egged" the home of Mrs. James H. Rees, one of the social leaders of tho city, because she was tendering a com j plimentary ball t'o two negro serv ants. .Mrs. Rees is the wife of Cap j tain James H. Hoes, prominently j identified in southern financial and social circles. 1 Mrs. Rees gave the ball to her ne | gro butler and maid, both of whom have been in the family service for years. Several other negroes wore invited, among them one of the em ployes of the Young Men's Christian Association. When tho Young Men Christian j Association negro returned from the | party he told some of the members of it. They quickly chucked him into a barrel of ice water and went to the nearest grocery, where doz ens of eggs were obtained. Return ing they bombarded the Rees home. rushed up to the captured German trenches and set up its guns to aid in holding the conquered ground. What had been the unprotected rear of the trenches the legionnaires had captured was now the attacked front, and the men were poorly sheltered. It was necessary to crouch low to be safe, but Hall persisted in puttlr.f up his head every few minutes am. looking over toward tho Germans. "Keep your head down!" advised his sergeant. "I'll not duck my head for any damned Bochc," replied the Am. can. A few minutes later a bullet crashed through Hall's brain. Four in One Cemetery. Four American volunteers are ly ing in Che little cemetery near the Bois Sabot, whore more than 600 sol diers ol the legion, who fell Septem-i ber 28, 1915, are burled. Their names were Henry Farnsworth, of Boston, a Harvard graduate; Cor poral Frank Surrey and Henry Wal I ker, of New Orleans. All fell in thn j I legion's historic charge against the i German portion of the Bois Sabot. j | Suney was only nineteen years old and though born in New York had lived mostly iu Paris. Duval and Walker were typical soldiers of for tune. Sergeant Duval. Just before the legion left ts shelters on September 28 to charge the Germans, Duval remarked to Paul Pavelka: "This beats fighting natives all hollow, Pavelka. We'll have something great to tell the folk back home?If we ever get back? eh?" Next day Pavelka saw Duval's bul let riddled body lying on the shell torn ground near the remains of the German barbed wire entanglements. Farnsworth was fighting side by side with Prihce Suku.ua of the Fiji Islands, who had been his comrade ot-arms all through the trench war fare. A bullet struck Farnsworth In the throat and he fell. Sakuna and another comrade dropped beside him aud began hast'iy throwing up a shel ter trench. Before it could be fin ished, however, two more bullets struck Farnsworth in the spine, kill ing him. Sukuna swore his native oath of vengeance and advanced on the Ger mans, only to be severely wounded. He was recently discharged from a hospital and released from the legion to return to the FIJI Islands to raise a battalion of his subjects, which he will ta rjMjace* _ A riot cnll was sent In for the po lice. When tho pollen arrived the hides of the house and boiiio of the guests were reeking with eggs. Other! uegro guestn who were having a very j pleasant time in the sun parlor, beat S u ha.sty rotroat. One egg struck Mrs. Rees, accord-1 Ing to tho police and ruined a $500 ? vening rowii. The officers had dif ficulty In getting an account of tho affair. One officer said when no asked Mrs. Roes what tho trouble was she slapped his face. Because of the prominence of the Rees's hero and In eastern social cir cles, the affair has created a sonsn tion throughout this part of the country. BRYAN FIGHT SPLITS PARTY IN NEBRASKA Election of'Senator Hitchcock is Very Much Endangered as the Result. LINCOLN, Neb., May G.?About tho only consolation the Bryan brothers?^William Jennings and Charles Wayman?can draw from tho primary election In Nebraska Is the remarkable showing made by Henry Ford for tho presidential pref erence vote. William J. Bryan, In his campaign speeches lauded the peace movement of Mr. Ford, and since the election he Is quoted as Baying all the strength developed by the manufacturer was due to his efforts In behalf of peace. Others have a different opinion, but none will deny the heavy vote given Mr. Ford?it will require the official count to determine whether he has secured the preference plurality?Is a surprise to many. The voting for Mr. Ford was done Ifghthc-artedly, without, a serious thought by most of the men who gave him their ballots that he was a factor In tho race. He made no effort what ever and If he had been an avowed candidate, observant politicians say, lin probably would not have received the support ho did. Many of the bal lots caBt for him were by the labor element, and others. It Is believed, were due to the confused state of the Kepubllcan situation In Nebraska. The comfort afforded the Bryans, particularly W. J. Bryan, In the vote lor Mr. Ford Is that It Is a proof that tho western country Is not in favor of I reparedness. Otherwlso It Is some thing of a howling joke on Senator CummlnB of Iowa, whose sponsors In Nebraska were confident he .would rccelve the preferential plurality in a walk. Had tho name of Justice IIugeB been printed on the ballot with Ills consent the result would probably have been different. He thowed remarkable strength when It Is considered every vote he received was written In by the voters and no concerted movement was made la his favor. Bryan's Defeat No Surprise. The defeat sustained by William J. Bryan In his ambition to be a delft gate at large to the Democratic na ttonaJ convention is not a great sur prise, nor Is that of the defeat of Charles W. Bryan for the Democratic nomination for governor. Their two candidacies were linked. W. J. Bryan entered o4i his month's campaign of the state primarily. It wii announced to plead the cause of prohibition. That In Itself brought him opopsition, but when he depart ed from hi? original test and entered upon attacks of other candidates and mild criticism of the national admin istration, It served; to emphasize the fight against him. His own defeat and the defeat of some of the candi dates he Apposed for nomination has served to cause a split In the party that will be difficult to mend. The cleavage has existed, ever widening, tor neatly twenty years, with air. KANSAS MOOSE PLAN TO EXACT PRICE FOR AID Leaders Will Meet May 23 at Topeka to Name Terms to Older Parties. TOPHKA, Kan., May 6.?Kansas Progressives will held a convention In Topeka on Mny 29, when they will deliver to the two old partleB nn ultimatum of political Ideals. The price of keeping a Bull Moose tick et off the general election ballot next November will be the adoption of tho propositions for humanitarian legis lation. Tho Hull Moosers In Knnsas polled 1 (lO.OMO votoa In tho last oloctlon. Hundreds of men nnd women, who had followed Roosevelt four years ago returned to the 0rand Old Par ty In J9H to help oust several Demo crats who had made thoir olUces po litical footballs Instead of devoting thoir energies to tho public service. Then tho Progressives went before the legislature and more Items wero enacted Into laws and more Progres sive plodges fulfilled than both the Republican anil Democratic planks put togethor. The Progressives obtained almost everything they nsked for except the jobH, and before tho olectlons tho loaders of the new party oponely de clared thoy did not care for tho jobs If their plans to make tho govern ment of tho state moro efficient wore carried out. Would Broaden Mothers' Pensions Tho Progressive state convention will ask for a broader mothers' pen ! slon law than tho present one. In creased appropriations for child wel fare, moro money for Bchools and hospitals, nnd a domand that Con gress provide for national suffrage and national prohibition constitution al amendments. Then will be sent to the leaders of the two old parties notice that tho open and honoBt advocacy of thoso propositions will result In no ticket for tho Dull MooBcrB and thoy will turn in nnd help those mombera ei ther of tho other parties who will help to put these propositions Into law. Evory indication points to the Re publicans giving the Progressives ev erything they ask for In Kansas. Tlio rupport of the Progressives for tho Republican ticket In Knnsas would almost make certain tho carrying of the state tlckot nnd tho oloctlon of all the congreBsmen, except two of tho six Democratic congrossmon, who are practically certain of election. (Initiation <)p|?>ses < olonel, The Kansas dolegatlon to the Re publican national convention Is mado up of men opp0B0d to Roosevelt for the nomination. The majority of thorn are farorablo to Hughes. Tho ontlre delegation could be turned to Hughes without much trouble. It also' might be posslblo to turn them to Roosevelt. Bryan on one side and United States Senator Hitchcock representing the the head ot the other taction. Some thread of principle runs through It. Supporters of Mr. Bryan contend tliat whatever his faults he hat. stood pret ty conslstculy for broad, popular con trol of public affairs. The Introduc tion of the liquor question into state politics generated an antagonism mid when several wcekB ago W. J. Bryan Issued a dictum that no D?mocrat could cxpoct his support who did not declare for the prohibition amend ment he forfeited the support of a ereat many. The tight between Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hitchcock, with both campaign ing the state, was tho most spectac ular ever seon in Nebraska for many a year. Neither one spared the oth er. Mr. Bryan reproduced Senator Hitchcock's record ot opposition to the president in the flrst half of the latter's term and accused him of be ing a partisan of Wall Street. The senator replied in kind and the tem perature which the controversy reached can be Judged by a sentence from one of Hitchcock's declarations, in which he said: "It is easy to slan der a public man, and Mr. Bryan is a past master of the art. He throws his whole soul into it. It Is meat and drink to him." Passages like this were common during the campaign. Fear Hitchcock's Defeat Senator Hitchcock was renominat ed for a second term with ease over I. J. Dunn, the Bryan candidate, but even his warmest supporters confess his election In November Is In dan ger. Those who are loyal to Bryan make no secret of their intention to fight the senator at the polls. The final battle between the two men has long been brewing. Under cover they have beep fighting each other for years. Now that political war Is openly declared the Democratic party of Nebraska is as badly rent he that of the Republican. Conserv ative Democrats in either faction de plore the situation and say Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hitchcock should be setting Europe a better example. Not much attempt is made to deny that Mr. Bryan's power in the party in Nebraska Is broken. Should pro hibition carry in Norember, it will be partly retrieved, from a personal vic tory standpoint, but it Is feared by his friends that it will be many a day bi-fore he ran regain even a pwt of the prestige he so long enjoyed In this Btate. Admiral Jellicoe, of the British navy, carried oft all the gunnery prizes when he was a midshipman on board the Britannia. + 'LONDON, May 6.?iPor the ? + first time in the history of Lon- + ? don. people who play tennis, ? ? croquet, or other games In the ? ? public parks must pay a fee for ? ? their sport this summer. ? ? ? ? ? ? PARK FIRES. * ? ? 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