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DIER ROYS (Continued from Page 1) drove the enemy 14 kilimeters the first day. 'That night six of us of the intelligent section were put on an out post. We were driven out twice by artillery fire. The next day just before we went over the top 1 received a bullet thru my gas mask. The result was I had to We drove the Ger get a new one. mans two more kilometers, but had to retreat that night to a position on a hill. My partner and myself had to dig in the hill with bayonets. Be lieve me a bayonet is slow work when you are in a hurry. We had to move inuring the night on account of artil lery fire. The fourth day was the worst. We advanced through artillery fire and Part of us went in captured a town, the town at night and upon a hill where we dug again with bayonets. We were practically surrounded by About Germans, but didn't know it. 4 a. m. a lieutenant came to our res and by good luck we made our back to our own lines. Well, Vera, I haven't time to des cribe in detail the rest of the fight will make it short. The other four days we held the ground we had gain ed and were under heavy artillery When relief came cue way fire all the time. happy bunch of troops. We then sent to the rear for four we were a were days and then returned for four more days of fighting. We had narrow es which I will tell about when I get home. The battle I took part in in France is known as the battle of Argonne Forests. Every town I have been in for the last month had been blown to pieces by artillery fire. I saw a great many air battles, too. I have been in England Scotland and saw the coast of Ireland. The Halloween passed very quietly here; about the usual stuff that we have every day, work in the day time and sleep at night. But some of the more venturesome ones couldn't resist a cer tain building that stands in one cor of the hospital grounds, and in the ner morning it was on its side. But that was all the damage I saw. French celebrate the day in a differ ent manner than we. All Saints Day big church day with the French, for practically 99 per cent of them are Catholics, and the day is considered a big fete day with them. All the stores were closed and everybody seemed to be on the streets, parading in their Sunday clothes, and visiting. The-day öfter Halloween is Memor ial Day with the French and one regi ■ ment of American soldiers formed a body guard for the French and Ameri high officials and they marched is a can to the French and American ceme teries where appropriate services were held over the graves of the heroes of this war. I was unable to attend, but those that were there say it was a very beautiful and impressive cere mony. We spend pur time in arguAig how the war will be over, how long we soon will be here after the war is over and what we will do when we do get back to the States end in civil life again. We heard yesterday that Austria had capitulated, so that only leaves Ger many against us. ceived no papers for three days so have no way of knowing whether it is But we have re true or not. And of course we had to have bad to counteract the good, so there news is a report has come into the field again, this time on the side of the Hun and has 2 million troops in the field. Of course it is probably not true, and won't make much difference if true, but it shows what fine rumors we get every day in the army. Harry Foster leaves tonight with another boy of this organization with of medical troops for the a convoy front. They will deliver the troops to officer there and then return to some this station. Harry expects to get a chance to see his brother on his way back, and it is probable that they will also spend a day in Paris before re home. John Gamage will turning leave tomorrow night for the coast with a bunch of patients for a base hospital, the same trip that I took some time this summer. From Harry Foster. Oct. 30—There is nothing to the re port about Paul that you received be I received a letter from him Tritten October 19 and he was still in the thick of it and getting along fine. I would give anything to have been I do not think cause IV through what he has. that there is another fellow from Em mett that has been at the front at He went into the long as he has. trenches February 23 and has been there ever since, having gone through oQ Get the Genuine, and Avoid @2 m »•^economy In tvery Caka some of the hardest battles that have been fought. His regiment has been cited more times than any regiment in France and his division, the 42nd, is the only division that has received four citations, which entitles them to wear the sord with a bronze star, al- j though he has received no promotions, he is certainly entitled to more honor than these fellows that have fought the war in the S. O. S. (myself fori instance), (retting their favors be- j cause someone thinks they are the whole A. E. F. Believe me, I would I rather be in Paul's place. Nov. 14— Dearest Mother:—Well,: mother dear, it looks as though the big fuss is over as far as hostilities are concerned, though I suppose it 1 will be sometime before everything is settled. I have been to the front with troops and returned through Paris,, having spent five days in the famous town. I happened to be there the night that the Kaiser abdicated: also | the day that the armistice was signed : and talk about a wild time, I thought the people, especially the French ! would all go crazy. They lighted up i solid mass of people. It seems as tho the French lay the results upon the the town and the boulevards were a Americans and there is nothing too I good that they can do for us. I haven't heard from Paul since Oct. 19. He was fine then and still at it. He has been through the Ar gon,re woods battle and helped capture] Sedan. I tried to find him while I - was up that way, but could not locate him. I expect him now at any time. John Gamage was up to Tours and | had r fine visit with Clifford Annan. | The Dumb Heroes of Sedan For nearly half a century Sedan ; had stood for military humiliation to the uttermost degree, for it was Sep tember 1, 1870, in the Franco-Prus-1 sian War, that the French under Mar shall MacMahon were defeated by the Prussian Army, with 17,000 casualties j and the loss of 82,000 prisoners, in-1 eluding Emperor Napoleon III, by j capituaiation. France could forget all | it could sooner forget the tear ing of Alsac-Lorraine from the moth erland—but Sedan was seared into the soul of the nation. elsi So if any one spectacular feat were ; necessary to endear America to the I French people, it was that the Yankee i Array should take Sedan from the: German forces a few hours before the ; armistice ending the world war was j signed November 11, 1918. America) obliterated the stain upon French i arms, and for that fact France per-1 haps is grateful as it will be for the j return of the "Lost Sister" after the I peace congress has been written into j history. But there is another memory of Se- j dan, less harrowing if equally pathetic ! It is the story of the "Riderless ! Steeds," which an anonymous poet : told in verse after the war of 1870-71 ] had ended. A prefatory note explain ed: "A newspaper correspondent relates that on the morning after the terrible Battle of Sedan six hundred cavalry horses, without riders, galloped up at the sound of the bugles and took their places in the French ranks." The story was referred to in Harper's ] Weekly for December 24, 1870, which j said of the horse's remarkable per-1 formance: "They were jaded, and in many I cases maimed-; but they had wandered about in affright till they heard the j familiar sound, which their discipline made them obey." Harper's Weekly quoted Lieutenant Colonel Pemberton: "Only those who have seen a battle field can form a notion of the extra ordinary way in which the horses, as irilffellow 6 * will follow a regiment to which they belong. I saw what evidently had been sergeant's horses keeping their position in the rear of their squadron wheeling with it and halting exactly and all the time streaming with blood, as if their riders were on their backs. Poor creatures, they are indeed to be pitied, for they have neither country, promotion nor coveted medal to think of, whatever may be the issue; and few indeed there are that have not ; j some honorable scars to show.' Diamond Edge knives and razors at Reilly's. ' ■ C. D. BUCKNUM Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer Finest Equipped Funeral Chapel in the state. Calls to city or country responded to promptly. . Agency for MONUMENTS of all kinds. Day and night phone 4-J v Ni »ft A? • * EËÊËE55» vr m i N= » — . What About Christmas? It's less than three weeks away and many of us haven't made a start at buying- yet. Why not do it now while stocks are complete, and avoid the rush and jam of late shopping? What to give Friends, Father, Mother, the Boys and Girls is a problem easily solved at this store. These suggestions may help. I A personal inspection is needed to get a conception of all we are showing to meet the ladies' Christmas fancy. LACE COLLARS, HANDKERCHIEFS. BOOKS, BOX STATIONERY. TOILET SETS, ACCESSORIES. BROOCHES, PINS, FANCY COMBS. KID, SILK and WOOL GLOVES. HOSIERY—In silk, lisle and wool. MATCHED TABLE LINEN SETS. SILK UNDERSKIRTS, FANCY PETTICOATS. BATH ROBES, ROBE MATERIAL. KIMONAS, NIGHT GOWNS. GEORGETTE and CREPE DE CHINE W AISTS. BOUDOIR CAPS, SILK CAMISOLES. SILKS, WOOL DRESS GOODS. That's just where we shine. Men's wear of all descrip tions can be found here in great variety. Priced right, too. HANDKERCHIEFS—In linen, silk or initial. HOSIERY—In cotton, lisle, silk or wool. NECKTIES that will please the most particular. SHIRTS—In Madras, wool or silk. GLOVES—To work in or wear to church. UNDERWEAR of all descriptions. PAJAMAS and NIGHTGOWNS. SUIT CASES and TRAVELING BAGS. RAZOR SETS and POCKET KNIVES. SCARF PINS and CUFF BUTTONS. SWEATERS You can see a mile away, or the kind made for work and warmth. Gifts for Boys Gifts for Girls THE BABIES NECKTIES, FANCY HOSE. SWEATERS. GLOVES. HANDKERCHIEFS, MUFFLERS. -MACKINAWS, OVERCOATS. HATS, CAPS. SLIPPERS, SHOES. TIE PINS. CUFF BUTTONS. ROCKING HORSES, TOOL BOXES. CANDY, NUTS. HAIR RIBBONS, WINDSOR TIES. BOOKS, FANCY STATIONERY. DOLLS, TOY FURNITURE. GAMES, TOILET SETS. GLOVES, MITTENS. JEWELRY, NECKLACES. HANDKERCHIEFS. HOSIERY. SWEATERS, SKATING SETS. TAM O' SHANTER CAPS. FELT SLIPPERS, SHOES. We have a host of things suitable for them. V Useful Gifts for the Home Bed Spreads, Blankets, Towels, Table Linens and Rugs make useful and acceptable gifts Remember that we are closing out our Rug Stock at greatly reduced prices. The Golden Rule Store PEOPLE Colonel Roosevelt Outlines His Uni versai Training Plan To clear up misunderstandings pur . ...... , v posely cultivated in the Middle West by opponents of Colonel Roosevelt con C erning his attitude toward universal AN ARMY OF THE military service, Mr. Roosevelt recent ly stated his views as follows: "Believe in a small standing army ahd in the principle of universal train ing for all our young men. Let the , . X„ , . ages of 19 and 23, have nine months with the colors. Pick out every- candi date for noncommissioned officers or for officers from those who desire such nositions and whose services dur such positions and whose services dur mg the nine months showed them to be most fitted for such positions. "Under that system we would have almvst no standing army, certainly a . ' ' , ■ standing army no larger than ours [was at the outbreak of the war. Wei ..... wou d have all our young men receive a- training which would take the physical and moral stoop out of their shoulders, would make them infinitely better citizens in time of peace as re gards the state, and would so improve them physically and mentally that they would be more useful to them selves and their families and more val uable assets in the country. We could have a great reserve army which woud not be particularly efficient for -- ». , , . _ , offense but would be very powerful for defense. It would be composed of men voters, your sons, and my sons and our neighbors' sons, who would not make a separate militarist class . . . \ „ , * but would simply and actually be the people themselves. It would not offer : the slightest temptation for aggres- j sion and it would effectively guaran tee us as not even the wisest peace Iea -' ue «»«*" guarantee us against .(all likelihood of foreign war and would jt abso , ute , y certain that no j nation ; n its rig , ht senses would ever attack us and anv nation that did at tack us could not by any possibility j i conuuer us." Greatly Benefited by Chamberlain's Tablets. .. , . .. ... I am thankful for the good I have received from chamberlain's Tablets, About two years ago when I began . taking them I was suffering a great deal from distress after eating, and from ht?ada rhe and a tir «l languid fee , jnfr due to indi)jestion ^ a torpid jj ver Chamberlain's Tablets correct - ed these disorders in a short time, and since taking two bottles of them my health has been good, writes Mrs. M. P. Harwood. Auburn, N. V Washing Poor People's Feet. 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