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Members of the Foreign Legion
Give Up Lives for Cause
of the Allies.
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
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UNCLE SAM'S SAFETY-FIRST TRAIN VISITS MANY CITIES;
SHOWS PEOPLE HOW GOVERNMENT SAVES LIVES AND PROPERTY
> The Safety-First Special; members of Wilson's cabinet seeing the train off.
President Wilson and his cabinet witnessed the start of the United States government Safety-First Special
which left Washington a few days ago for a visit to several hundred cities in every section of the country. The
train, consisting of twelve steel coaches containing exhibits which illustrate the work of tho various federal
bureaus in saving life and property, is drawn by two engines. 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. ?
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PARK FIRES.
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STIEFF
For
Seventy
Years
every
Stieff
Piano
Has Been
r
built as
though therein
depended
the future
of the
house it
represents
Grands
Uprights
Players
A Visit is
always
welcomed
No
obligation
to
i
purchase
CHAS. M. STIEEF
Corner Pike and Second Sts
Clarksburg, W. Va.

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