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Friday, September 13. 1918.
THE TIMES. P&Ke Thre ' close, for I haven't much mere to say. IE WILL AID SIBERT IN GAS DIVISION o let me hear from you aa aoon a pos sible. Best regards to you and all. Tour friend, J. SCHWEITZER. John Schweitzer, 21 C. 6. Bn. 160th D., Brig. Bldg. Xo. SO. Camp Custer. Battle Creek, Mich. RROiVk Written to the Home Folkzs From This Side and the Other Side of the Water 7 From Reuben Lamb. Aug. 8. 1315. Dear Sis: Tour letter dated June 2th was re ceived today. Wish you would write cftener mad alao ask why some of the rest don't -write. I haven't heard from any of the gang for many moons and a letter once in awhile goes good. You might ship a half acre of to ir.atoes over. I haven't had many since we have been over here. Of course Sam furnishes his grans a few but not near enough and they ere small ons. I aee by the papers that the draft age la raised and they are going to take ih older ones f.rst. also that thera is to be no more exemption because of the job a fellow happens to hold. "We are no longer holding the pro verbial bajr. but are now in business for ourselves. We pave up our job for Klnr over a month a so and u sure is nica to get hold of real American machines with a motor like the Liberty. I think the old 8th can make them all sit up and take notice now. W decided to move this afternoon so we hauled our beds across the field. It's enly a mile and a half to hash from her. "We don't mind that at all when we consider ' that we are too far from water to have to wash. Guess a place c? this kind would be a kid's delight. I received a copy of Colliers about fix weeks ago and another one yesterday. They are getting next to the game and printing a little stuff that don't refer to the war. "We hear a-plenty about the war ever here and when we get hold of a magazine we like to read something else. It's mighty seldom we can get anything to read here because wo don't know enough of the lingo to read French rr.3gaiines and if we did. don't know where we could buy them. Have Just been reading a story about railroading on the X. T. C. and it called to mind a question that was once put to a British officer. Question. "Why is It that Tierman prisoners are hauled in first-class coaches while Tommy rides third?" Answer. "Tha reason Is that the first-class is the only coach that can be locked from the outside." In France prisoners ride in stock cars same as Yanks and the rest of the gang. They don't need locks here, a Frenchie with a rifle fitted with a bayonet about two feet long does the Job. I think there are more Hun prisoners in Franca than in the German army. The Yanks aver age nearly 10.000 a day when they fee' pood. I guess French wine is a good little action producer. ( I have heard it said that General Fershing says the hoys will eat Christ mas dinner in the V. S. Wonder what boys he refers to. also what Christmas he means. I would rather believe that he means Berlin if It is this coming Christmas. For a few days it was hard for the Yanks to f,nd any Germans to shoot at. All the oid women along the road reported that they had left awhile ago. It seemed to be a case of 'h rabbit and hound, the rabbit running for its life while the hound was running merely for sport or breakfast. Don't know any news so will close. As ever, REUBEN'. P. F. C, R. M. Lamb No. 1712. Sth Aero Suuadron, A. E. F.. France. A. F. O. 70 3. HE IS NAMED NEW ADJUTANT GENERAL V, .1 p-.' - V, "' - ,v.v l A3. . i p. . with gushing phrases, but they, for some i qj p,'TTrC A 'C "VTTW rraonn nr nlhor line nnt th rniim In ! S F UlVjlUO'l O lX Cj put their thoughts In writing. Maybe ' it is because the censor reads them tlrst. Have hundreds of things that I would ; like to write of. but must save them t OK w.C . 4 m until some day in the vague future I tan, over a glass of grape-Juice (Iti- disr.a dry beer), impart these wonderful) events. ,' ? Give my best regards to everybody and j J ask them all to write at least one letter' each any to pome boy over here and j thank each person who, in some way, is ! doing his bit. Hoping to hear from you soon and often, I am, as ever Sincerely, JERRY BLUM. 315th French Mortar Battery, A. r. O. 778. A. F.. France. Y. S. Have heard that the Salvation ', Army serves hot coffee and doughnuts to the V. S. troops under artille-y Are ' and none of their workers are eligible ; for military service. Here'- to them! j GOVERNOR GENERAL i in fa sjti - 1 pk vsfr - Brigadier General Harris. Brigadier General Peter C. Har ris. U. S. National Army, will suc ceed Major General H. P. McCain e.s adjutant general. General Mc Cain will leave shortly to assume command of the tweifth division a Camp Devens, Mass. From Max Klee. Base Hospital. Operating Base. Hampton Roads, Va. Dear Mother: Instead of this letter finding me at j sea as I wrote you before., I am in the hospital recoverint; .from appendicitis. I j was operated upon at 10 o'clock Monday :' mornintt, came out of e;her at 12:40 and i am feeling much better now. Telephone ' Helen at nn and tell her about me and not to expert any mail until I am able to write myself. Your son, MAX. 3l. -V Ms til V I way I know it is down here in the 5"nd i n,r chaplain told us once that we had iinl'-rs to leave for England right away. We went wild, throwing hats in the air. : yelling as if crazy, hupging one another. and then the blow came he was only ( fouling. I never saw sui h a ldsappolnt- j fd bunch in my life. We would like t have jumped on his neik, but couldn't' f do That as he is captain. So you ; how nnxio'is we are. We Iimvc it d' pe 1 out. though, that we'll never go , j ;i. ross for the 5L'nd is the only l.ight H.ise Artillery Wt in thi3 country. I I would like some tobacco, as we will ha ' closed In for three wetks with no way: to get any. Eights go out in a few minutes, i So with love to all. I am your son. PATRICK J. LYNCH. Batt. A. SCnd Field Artillery. Ft. Illiss, Texas. 'i 't LOWELL and examined my work and was very well pleased with it, telling me that it was good work. So you see I am well satisfied with everything, which natur ally makes me happy. I do not think that Max will be sent across the ocean so soon, but rather that he will continue his training at Norfolk. Va. Hoping to hear from you soon. I re main. Lovingly your son. HENRY. Mrs. Klee: j I am a hospital corpsman taking care j of Max and writing for him. He is I much better now and there is no need ; J to worry. He had acuje appendicitis ; j and the operation found his appendix in very bad shape which might have prov- ; en serious had it not been done at the ! time it was. We have him in a quiet i room away from the other patients in , the ward and ne is resting very com fortablv. He will probably be kept in the hospital from 6 to R weks. ail de- ) pending upon his condition. I am giving his address at the bottom page ana any man win reacn mm Lieut. Gen. Akashi. Lieutenant General Motojiro Akashi. commander cf the Sixth Japanese Division, is the newly ap- j - - 1 - V 1,1 pomcea governor riic.'ni ui isi nnrl r.f f'nr.Tinsa. He is on his wav and of r onnosa. to take charce. here. A- W. LEGATE. Address: Max Klee, Base Hospital. Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads. Va. From Henry Klee. Camp Buell. Lexington, Ky., Sept. 6. 1913. Eear Mother and All: I did not forget you by any means, but lust kept putting off writing to you until my letter was quite late, but I will promise to write eftemr from now rn. I am very much surprised to hear of Max leaving the Great Lakes so soon, but you can never tell when the Orders will come for the transfer of men. I like it here very much now and am rot at all pleased with the prospects of leaving Lexington. Out of our company of 10 3 men there were 16 that failed in their classes. There are about 75 men that are car penters and eight of them received ex cel'ent in their grades and I was one of them. I made some very fancy book cases and boxes and made them so good that I surprised myself. Lena came to see me at my work a few minutes every day and one day while fhe was thero the instructor rame From Jerry Blum. France, Aug. IS. 1915. Pear Friend Cross: It had boon my intention to write you before this, but I msut plead guilty to that old excuse, "too busy." Well, Harold, here I am miles and miies away from home and friends, liv ing in a nice clean barracks, plenty to eat and have not, as yet. heard an enemy gun. When we finish our work here we will move up to the real game and we- are all anxious for that time. Have heard several amusing stories from boys who have been up to the front and they are surely typical of the American spirit. Imagine twenty-four V. S. maiines chasing a whole company of Ile'nu.'s out of a town by making so much noise that th Huns thought the entire V. S. army was after them. And on another occasion a dozen of our boys held a dance at night in a ban on "No Man's Land." It is Just this spirit and courage that will put vis over the Prussian border. And our spirit here Is harked up by the folks at home and their work comes to us in a hundred I!Iferont ways and one way shows up like a search light on a very dark night, and that is the Red Cross. When historians tell. In generations to come, of this history- making period. I know that they will devote chapter upon chapter to this nobl'S organization. If all the men who are not able to do actual service will devote some of their time and money to further the interests of the Red C'oss, they will have, by so doing, accom plished great and honorable work. Although war seems cruel, still it does in most cases bring out the best and finest points in most of our boys' eharactTS and if some mother at home rould hear her son over here singing her praises she would blush with pride From William Lynch. On Battery Guard. Sept. 6, 1918. Dear Mother and Father: How is everyone? I suppose Elannie thinks he's a man now since he is work ing. Are they picking up slackers around Chicago? We have been picking them up by the hundreds and we sol- it can't be done very well just now. un- i Jess I met him by accidei t. I I suppe.se you know wivre I was for awhile, but we have mo-w d twice since then. The time we made the attack on tiie Germans we had to hilwe two days i and two nights w ithout rest and hardly j anything to eat. E ry time they i flopped to give the horses a blow for a ! few minutes we would throw ourselves i down and sleep a few seconds, but it ! was worth it. You should have seen the troops, artillery and tanks, r.ll trying I to travel on the sam" road. I never saw j anything like it during the busiest hours I in Chicago. We pulled our guns in po isilion that night and got everything ! ready, then laid down for a few hours, j They called us at daybreak and all at 'once I thought all the guns the allies I had opened uj right in my part of the You have seen a picture of the Battle ; . :a, jtaA'A;. From Hayden Fox. Somewhere In France. 1 Dear Folks: I thought I would write you a few iir.ee;. x haven't heard from home since I came across, hut I know you v. ;'i white when you can. and more than -u can. I am feeling fine and I hope are in the l..--st of health. I pray f..j you every night. We had four sold if i. down at our camp to sing for us thc- night before last and they certainly I rould sing. It made me think of home J for a while, but it wasn't homesickness, j Ha. Ha. We have an army, here now and believe me the Americans are too j strong for tho Germans to last over j three months. I forgot I did receive some birthday cards, but please write l.'i'g letters. Some one in the family ru-ht to write every day. And here's a line to mother. The hrst of all the lot, With a simple little message. Just a sweet forget-me-not. It's sent to her from some one. Scaled With a kiss of love. To wish her joy and comfort And blessings from above. Miy it find her we'. and happy As the morn I went away. Your loving son. HAYDEN J. FOX (S17725). Hdq. Det. Motor Section, Army Artillery Fark, C. A. C. No. 52.. A. r. O. 753. American E. F., via New York. France. Son of Wm. Fox, 3 42 3 Grapevine street. I' 3'.-ijr '.vi"".Jf...';y -y.r yJ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Salyer re turned to their home in Hammond last evening after a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoffman. Mrs. Carl Gragg went to Chicago lat evening to vls:t relatives. Attorney Belshaw was in Chicago ! on business yesterday. Mrs. L. W. Ragon who has been '.a the Gary hospital for the past t -vo weeks was able to return home Wed nesday evening. O. E. Peterson who has been v!ltir:g his mother. Mrs. George Peterson re- I turned to his work in Valparaiso this i morning. Max Ragon, who is working in Hani i mor.d visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. i L. W. Ragcn here yesterday. 1 Dr. W. C. Qulncy was a Chicago v..--: iter yesf-rdsy. Brig. Gen. Henry C. Newcomer. Brigadier General Henry C. New comer, U. S. A., recently promoted from colonel of engineers, has been assigned to special duty with the newly organized chemical warfare corps. He is serving as chief assis tant to Major General William L. Sibert, chief of that serice, with headquarters in Washington. BERWICK FORGOT TO ! DECLARE WAR Et Exited Press. I.ONT" p., Sent. 13. One town in the l.r.t.i.h Isle Is. technically, still at r -.? with the Central Powers. It is : w i r ,v -1 n -T w e r i . a c i : y on the N -a i oast, haif in England and half in . .-Zetland, through wh:h runs the boun i i y line of the liver Twee.i. fir..- out here, vou do ml b-liexe it. ! r"dPr th" .tish Constitution. B.r Yesterday I got mv- suit. I look and j " k "vt issue a sepa.ate declaration feel like a 2-year-old. (when the British government announc es hostilities. It has just been dis We got some crowd out here about j covrr.d that p,P, wi(-k -a3 overlooked f.n.onn. When I left last week we had j Jhe d,claratil,n nf August 4. 1914. A " fourteen cars on two engines, about 1.000 men. I saw Earl Cane on the way going down in Gary'. We changed train at Hammond and we were on the road about eight hours. We got stuff ut here, ail lhat you can think of and plenty ft it. If we don't get enough the same time it was realized that Ber wick is. technically, stil lat war with E'.i.-sia. having forcotten to procla'n peace at the end of the Crimean war : a 1??. The War Savings Pledge Card is that vou are wit. to stay to the finish. From John Schweitzer. Mich.. Sept. 2, 191S. Dear Friend: I thought I would have to write you few lines to let ycu know that I am ill a living, not dead yet. I like it the first time w-e go back and get some more. The first three nights i was out i a little note written to Uncle Sam here it rained. The weather out hro Is i about the same as out your way. But ' tC fSSUre ..II the crops are poor, but lots of grapes in ; him in the war and that you intend some places, about 20 acres out in one) patch. whenever ycu get time write me a letter. I did not get to see you before; A TONIC AND you left, but I thought I had to write any way. We get a free entertainment every night from the Y. M. C. A. I suppose in a few days I will have my rifle. It looks fir.e to see all the boys with rifles. We got two boys out here who refused to wear their suits. I don't know what they are going to do with thorn. I do not knw what kind they are, but we got th' tn working help ing in the kitchen helping to kill flics. I think we fellows will j ra when we get our rifles. I guess I must HEALTH BUILDER Take CAI.CEP.BS to rid yourself of that weakening, persistent cough, which is ihreatenirg ycu with throat or lur; troubles. Even in acute rases affecting throat and lungs. CALCERBS have g:--en much if lief in many cases helri.t e to restore health. They give f'r'np;. to combat illness. Contain calcium i a 'nine salt), so compounded as to In easiiv bsorbed. Calcerbs, tO cents a Box. At all drtLir glsts or from manufacturer, postpaid. ice on tlif m i L - h ' ' u.ii'i..M';i.i. x iia'.'ii.'.i . i diers are aiding in the work. " , , . . , , , ill. T..iori trh.n tha tinata fnme Into "l uc.ijuui, w... wi- ...... the docks one of the men was knocked overboard by the boat hitting; the dock. I helped save him and the man was taken to the hospital, and last night he was still unconscious. Some of our company are leaving to day. I wish I were one of them, but things are starting to look as if we'll get a chance to "go over" in a few months. I will close, and don't be so slow In pnswering as I like to hear from home often. Your loving son. Jiltl, LYNCH. 6th Co., Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island. New York. From Charles Miller. To his sister. Mrs. A. A. Schneider. ' from where I stood. Pome of th te I r.hnne men at the observation station told us it was a grand sight to see th tanks go over the top. That aft the artillery advanced and the s saw Germans laying sometimes three i ricn nntl nnre in a while an American but very few. I only saw three dead j fejj Americans in about five kilometers. We S: had some pijo rr souvenirs, everytning ijji from a trench knife to a six-inch gun. j V.'e set up some German machine guns and used them a.s anti-aircraft guns, rtiij we had rlcnty of chances to use them, too. At ore time about eight German airplanes attacked us and fired their machine guns at US'. It wasn't ery healthy around there for a few minutes, but they drove th-m off. There !3 so muh to te',1 I don't know what to ernoon E3 ZU SL 1 giits we ryi : h-4 Be the Dealers aritaDi He enlisted April 12, 1917, and arrived i write f.rst, but I am going to send you a in France January 21. 191S. He is j few clippings from the stars and Stripes, j serving in the llth F. A., A. E. F. j Thev tell a whole lot. Th. se men that Aug. 10, 13 1 S. go up in the sausage observation bal- 1 J Dear Sister: loons got some job. There was one about j pf4 Received your welcome letter the Sth ' 500 feet behind us. He was up there j jf and sure was glad to hear from you i for about two hours when a German i Lagain. l am in gooa neann and enjoy t airplane made for mm. ine man jump-( k myself as much as possible these days j ed out with his parrachuto and the air- it, j Plane kept shooting at the balloon and j even if she had passed sixty summers These ;in boys may write letters homo appreciate them. that are far from being overburdened So Pete is anxious to see me. cf fine weather. Say. Sis, you don't have to send me anything. I get cigarettes and tobacco issued and can buy a few sweets at the "Y. M." If you want to send something why get a few magazines, such as the the was up again. Saturday Evening Post, Leslie's, Cot-1 anything. lier's and a few others. I sure would ! I have received quite a few letters lately and am way behind in answering aimed a bomb at it. but missed by hair : a foot. When the man landed he rolled ; up his parachute, put it under his arm j and walked off. Half an hour afterward j They aren't afraid of; IBlgS 1 Don9t let your W Jlr hile usmess so waitie eae war 13 eciare Be isro' o oot g for fieads Well,, them. I couldn't mail any letters if I j did write, so you see I can't write any I time I want to. The Bed Cross and j Y. M. and K. C. are doini splendid j work over here. i The boys over here don't know every thing that's going on. but they rend 'everything they get a hold of. Most of J the papers are a month old and stale ! when they get here, but it's something t to read. ! Well, Sis. regards to all and God ' Y.aa n-ltli Iftvu Vo:ir brother. CHARLIE. To ct 1A lemei A nnete e -rj j aaverti lement in the Pa T er is wot th From Peter Eelman. The following letter was received by Jacob Krooswyk. Highland, from Peter Eelman. Co. E, 407th Tel. Bn. S. C, A. E. Y.. France: Dear Friend: Received your letter the other day and was glad to hear you were aa well and that Highland is still there. I do not think the Germans will ever wreck it thn wav thev do the towns here. I guess they are on their last pins right now. Well, Jack, you ought to see us ride motorcyries here. A little hole six feet! deep Isn't bad. but v hen ycu hit. one where a ccur.le of shells have struck , i you know yoj hit something. If I ret . 'back home again I will not need a road r.ny more, I'll Just go across the fields and call it level ground. I K.jj Well, I will close now, hoping to hear from you again soon. From your friend, PETER EELMAN. e wo m youj peopl e are reading HTM .JS. TIMES Newspapers Jt Ji.JS.10 Every mghte From Patrick Lynch. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lynch. Sheridsn avenue. Whiting, have received the fol lowing letters from their sons, Patrick and William, both of whom are in serv ice : Ft. Bliss. Tex'.. Sept. 4, 1918. Dear Mother and Father: Received your welcome letters and also the papers. Was glad to get them, also the Owl Club Magazine, as it surely is great. About a dozen boys down here are also interested in them, as they as well as some boys from Joliet have all heard of the Owls' basket hall team. I also appreciate The Times, as I am al ways hungry fon news from home. We are out of luck again quaran tined in camp- because of smallpox. Is it right that Bill was sent over? If he was I call him lucky, as it is every soldier's ambition to do so. Any- iaoo They Will Make You a Present of One Hundred and Five Dollars It's a fact according to their advertising a "$450 Player Piano for Only $345." Every piano dealer who can give you $10-3 and give everyhody $10. each, should be given a medal an iron cross because the are doing the greatest charitable work this side of the Marne. But to obtain the $105, you must purchase a "Brand New $450 Player Piano for Only $345." Just think they have so many hundreds of player pianos crowding their back doors that they want to give .vou $105 to take one away for fear of a player blockade. They will also pay the drayage every rime you move it. Perhaps after this al lotment is sold the next train load of the player pianos will be supplied with automobiles instead of casters its cheaper than dray bills. After All Who Pays the Freight? It's You, Mr. Piano Buyer. Mr. Bamum said: "You can fool all of ?em once," etc. There are many piano buyers in Hammond who are sick and sorry of their "$600 Player Piano for Only $295" bargains. Let us give you the names of several who sent their "$600 Player Pianos for Only $295" back and purchased a better instrument for less money at Straubc's. The Snide Piano Dealers Never Come Back at the Straube Advertising Because Straube's do not make promises they fail to keep. They do not advertise "$450 Pianos for Only $345" because nobody can afford to give you 105 and when others make such offers, just 'take it with a grain of salt. They don't do as they advertise. They know that you know nothing about piano quality and cannot judge a good piano from a cheap one. Straube's Sell New Player Pianos, Fully Warranted, for $395 Up. Choice of Brambach, Kranich & Bash, Wilborn, Marshall & Wendell, Haines Bros., Schaff Bros., Hammond, Chesterfield, Gulbransen, Straube, Behr Bros, and the Reproducing Ampico. Most Sonvement leras; Best Service Si 11 631 Hohman Street. Phone 661. Hammond. I I II ' Mtraiimii'r'rV-' '"- -