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Showed Their Individual Superi
ority in Hand-to-Hand
Give Graphic Oeacrlptiona of Personal
Encounter« With Enemy—Battal
ion of Marine« Bring« Down
German Airplane.
I'arts.—When the change cam«
from trmcti naif,ire to flic more nr
Innw warfare of movement, the Amort
*»ru» got their tong desired opporiu- j
»By to display their physical prowess
wud thetr Individual superiority In
han«l-to-hnnd lighting And the) liked
it—ltd« dose fighting ft« evidenced
hjr the milles and laughs of the hoys
In the iOMflCM army hospitals Whi'D
they recount tales of tmyonet chnrg
lug, hand gremuling at dos«* iiunrtera. j
and eviwi the {food, old American styl
of list hr the fists.
Andrew Trunins of Iturke, N. Y„ was |
suffering a hit of pain from n wound
In bla hip, caused |>.v shrapnel, hut |
he forgot his sufferings when he told
of doing away with three exponents
mt Pnixslanlstn with his bayonet. Du
am* was Injured wldle tlgiiting in the
MJrtar north of Verdun where the
Americans, straddling the Meuse
river, met resistance of the most stub
born kind.
"Wa crept out one night on a scout
lug proposition and met up with quite
• gang of Huna," Dumas said. "We
couldn't resist the teiuptutlon to have
U go at them at dose quarters. I
know of three of them that went down
with my bayonet. I wasn't Injured
uatU two days later." v
Calls It "Hot Stuff."
Another Yank, who says "dose up"
Sgbttng Is "hot stuff," Is Sergeant
Adolph Stein of WB St. Clair street.
Imwrencehurg, Ind.
It's Htetn's second time la the hoo
pltal since the middle of August.
Ills first wound was from a Ger
man high explosive, but his second
trip to the hospital was caused by
machine gnu bullets—In each leg.
lte said he was Just In reach of the
machine gun nest when he fell. Itut,
he added, his comrade« "carried ou"
and got the gun.
"Just to show you the difference be
tween Americans and Germans. I've
seen one American hold off five and
si* Germans with n rille, and I had a
man In my platoon, who, after being
wounded himself, brought in thirteen
prison« rs single-handed."
Hurt 11. Daley of St. Clalisvllte,
t>„ who was wounded by a mart due
gun bullet In the hip. In tlgiiting around
Thlnucourt, also told of close fight
ing. He said his platoon took
many prisoners, the Germans prefer
ring to surrender rather than Iry

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One 'of 'he comer« of a now sector recaptured from the retreating Huns
by the Belgians who are gallantly am! steadily reclaiming their lau«L
Bagpipe Is Routed by American
La»si«« Also Develop Love of the
Trot. One-Step and Other
Yank Osnce«
Evanston, HI.—According to K. J.
HuUtnshead of »Ids city, secretary tn
an American Y. M C. A naval hut
pome» here I« Scotland, the canny
Highlander U awccuinUlllg to the lure
«if the navy's Jazz band» and In many
• "woe booa* on the heat tier" the hag
pipe stands la tbe \-orner unused.
Along with the cfmze for Jn*z there
kas naturally developed a love of the
trot and one-stop. When Jack «mines
•Shore he.wants to duuee. Hut In Scot
land be «ttdu't find much satisfaction
Mi watching the lassie» doing ■ born
■Ipa. oor did the bagpipe seem like
to Li« "Jnwaxed" «Mir*.
I Ad ou Mort wbero our navy lutta
to stand up to the Americans In hand
le hand combat.
Surrounded by Germans because
the American advance In the Cham
pagne had hecn t<w> rapid, u regiment
to which William Kotiert Smoker, 010
May street, Philadelphia, was at
tached, fought Its way through the
enemy cordon and t<s*k prisoners.
Smoker. Injured later by shrapnel In
tin* rigid leg, told how Ids regiment
shortly returned to the attack and
iidVMin ed throe miles. For their
bravery Smoker «nid the entire regi
ment was awarded the d rench foutu
Ail Interesting story of how an en
tire battalion of marines. Including
a machine gun company, had u hand In
bringing down a German airplane Is
told by N. VV. Alflcrbuiigh of Wood
River, Neb.
"Our huttallon was In reserve In n
small forest," explained Alllerlmugh,
who wat, Inter wounded in both legs
hy shrapnel. "All of it sudden we saw
an American plane making for home.
The plane seemed to be crippled. Im
mediately back of I lie American was
I a German plane, trying its liest to
llnlsh the American. llotli machines
were Dying low.
j -Every follow there was Just nch
• Ing to get a crack at the Hun plane,
1 and we walled until the American
' had passed on and the German whs
Just above us. We all turned loose
with our rifles anti the mi-hlne
gun company let tly with Its rat-a-tat
"The Ihtclu* Immediately turned
ami tried to innke for home, but he
was forced to luud about two city
hloeks from us. When we reached
the »pot where he came down we
fount! that his plane iiud been rid
dled with hulleta and that he had any
number of bullet wounds Ja bl« leg«,
arms ami body. However, I guess he
will get over It, for he was Imme
diately hustled off to a hospital."
London.—;The women of Great Brlt
iiIn are going to play u big role la re
They have wpn the right to bo heard
tty saving the nation— und the nation
recognizes It.
The war bps brought British women
the vote and the right to sit lu the
house of commons snored to the
"stronger sex." throughout the history
of the British empire.
It Is probable women's right to sit
In the house of lords will he establish
ed shortly, ns well ns tho admittance
of women to the professions on uu
equal footing with men.
The question of "equal pay for equal
work" bus been met In Instances, but
came «shore In great number* the
boy» couldn't find a dance hall of any
sort, ao they ram« to Mr. llollinshewd
of the Y. M. C. A. and asked bla help.
After scouring the town he fouud the
only available room was the upstairs
second bund shop. With the gt<l
working party from the ship he ;
was aide to have the Junk removed 1
Strlkeleaa Union Formed.
Yakliun. Wash.—A union pledged
not to strike has been form«*«! here
with 170 members, all fruit worker*,
All difference« «■ to wage«, hour*, coo- (
dltlons of work and other matter« will ;
be MM tied by reference to tha fadaral j
community labor committee. I
and the place converted Into a ballroom.
Mr. llolltnshcad then Introduced the
boys to a number of the nice Scotch
girl« of the town, the ship's Jaxa band
played American "rag*." and *oon the
lithesome lassies were swinging tuto
step ami the first of a «erlös of many
dunces was Inaugurate«!.
"runcots Cat eel eux, a ten-year-old
Ihigiun refugee, who is now In the
United States, When the war broke
out he was hut six years of uge and
wuh attending u school In one of the
littiu Itelghm towns that was later
overrun by tho German hordes. While
coming home from school one day his
purents told him thut the Germans hud
Invaded his town. A little luter he was
hit hy a fragment of an aerial bondi
from n German plane. Getting up he
rau to his home and there saw his fuin
lly killed before his eyes. Whenever
nn American transport arrived at the
port of Brest he and hta com pun
Ions would rush to the wharf where
they would surely get something to eat
from some of the sailors. This con
tinued for about two years. Then the
men on the transport that had given
him food so many times decided to
make au American of him so they
adopted Francois. After making a
collection for him they decided to send
him to school in the United States.
largely it remains to be fought out af
ter the Industrial change-over.
Only women over thirty may vote,
but there Is already a dernund that this
age limit be reduced.
Already a number of women have an
nounced they will he candidates la tho
—many of them on
with reconstruction
coming elections
planks dealing
Mrs. Darre Fox, one of the leaders of
the "Intern 'em all" agitation, made the
following statement In connection with
her Intention to oppose Sir George
Cave, the home secretary:
"I will oppose him because his de
partment placed every obstacle in the
way of the Internment of all enemy
Here are views expressed hy promt
bent women of England upon the new
order :
Mrs. I'unkhurst : "The decision of
the bouse In grantiug women the rigid
to sit as members whs the logical out
come of getting the vote, but I think
the vote Is much the more Important
thing. I shall vote to get the right
type of men luto parliament ruther
than to get woineu Into parliament. 1
niu very anxious that the strength of
the woman voters—0,000,000 strong—
shull Ik* given to help combat the very
real danger of International bolshe
I.ad.v Frances Balfour: "The sooner
the nation forgets the sex of Its enfran
chised citizens, or Its members in pub
lic work, the better for all coueernetL
Sex must make no difference in the
binding obligations of tinsse who form
that great assemblage, the faithful
commons, In the mother of parlia
Baroness Rhondda (who as a peer
ess In her own right Is expected to
claim, as a test ease, the right of wom
en to sit In the house of lords)
think It Is Just us desirable thut wom
en should be in the house of lord» a«
It Is that they should sit In the com
mons. The way for women In the lords
will be made easier by the admission
of womeu to Um commons."
Pittsburgh Children Have Method of
Curing Reekie«« Ante
Pittsburgh, Pa.—The "dummy" cure
la what the children of Larimer avenue
rail their method of check »(tcvdiiig au
tomobiles w ho rush through their fa
vorlte playing ground,
; Terror stricken, a chauffeur alight
1 ,<d from his machine recently after he
hud knocked down ami run over what
he thought whs a child. He returned
to where the "body" wus lying t n the
»treet and discovered that it was a
dummy. He went to his car In a hap
pier frame of mind, but he had do
more heart for runulng fast through
the thickly-settled i*arts of the city.
And many more chauffeurs suffered
the same thrilling experience
To make the "accident" more read
as the auto approaches the dummy tbe
kids yell In Its direction, "Get out of
( the street." Then when the auto cruab
; ea over tbe form the children yell and
j «cream, giving the Impression that A
I terrible accident baa occurred.
Below will be found the answer to
the question which has been so in
sistently usked In the caption above.
It is a greut pleasure to know from
time to time just what is being accoin
pished by the American Tied Cross.
The largest American lted Cross
hospital farm In England Is at Sails
bury, Southampton, where a consider
able part of the lSDucre estate Is un
der cultivation.
One thonsund wounded and convales
cent American soldiers played laists
to King George, Queen Mary and Prin
cess Mary at a big military hospital in
Hartford, just outside London, recent
ly. The royal visitors inspected Amer
ican Bed Cross activities ut the hos
pital. A good time was had hy all.
Santa Claus, Christmas and the Red
« 'ross roll call come but once a year.
The roll call takes place during the
woe's of December 10. Speak up—
and dig down—when your name is
One of Christopher J. Kringle's first
stops on Christinas eve will he the
American hospitals In France. In
every ward of every hospital he will
find a Christmas tree un<> Red Cross
workers waiting to help him fill sol
dier socks.
The Belgian commission of the
Amerleun Bed Cross has established a
fund known as the "Queen's Purse"
for war victims. Queen Elizabeth of
Belgium goes about to hospitals con
stantly supplying little extra com
forts to patients. She has spent large
sums of her own for this purpose, and
In uddltlon the American Red Cross
provides a purse of $5,000 for this
This rich and graceful cnpe-contee,
with Its muff' to match. Is one of those
much-admired, two-in-one garments
that tiro characteristic of this season's
styles. Its designer chose Hudson seal
and followed two converging paths to
Its success, combining the free, easy
Hites of a cape with something of the
snugness of a cout. IBs ingenuity was
rewarded in a wrap more graceful
than either of Its Inspirations. It Is
much more cozy than a cape or scarf,
easily made equal to a coat for com
fort. But on nil Id days or lu the warm- |
er climates It Is worn open at the front
and hanging about the shoulders, as
casually as either a cape or senrf. |
When the wearer of this pretty gar- I
aient adjusts It as a protection against i
the CHild, the Ingenuity of the furrier j
who made It reveals Itself. The nar- |
row scurf, attached to the neck, and
passing through straps of fur at the
wnlst line. Is slipped from under these
straps nnd wrapped about the throat,
and the front of the wrap fastened up
to meet It. thereupon It Is a wann
coatee. The muff ts melon-shaped,
with slashed frills at the ends and ev
ery woman knows that It maw actually
keep the hands warm, or merely serve
as a luxurious and elegant accessory
of dress. Both the wrap and muff
xrw distinctly up-to-date.
Hudson seal Is a favorite with de
signer*. but these artists In furs have
distinguished themselves tn other pelts.
Squirrel, dyed and natural, broadtail,
ringtail, mole and kolinsky are divid
ing honor* with seal in coats, coatees,
rape« and In those combination wraps
that bar« ao captivated well dressed
The American Red Cross at Verona,
Italy, is helping an. existing orphan
age to meet the urgent problem of car
ing for motherless young children. It
has agreed to support ten babies un
der u year old. and 20 between the
ages of one an«l three.
Americans in the American Red
Cross ambulance service received 65
decorations for work performe«! In one
month. This number includes seven
silver medals, four bronze, und 54 war
Fifteen thousand men a day were
served on nn average by each of the 10
American lted Cross canteens on the
Italian front. Sixteen of these can
teens ure portable.
Le Havre.—To provide Belgian
children with shoes—and they wear
them out quite as fust as American
youngsters—the American Red Cross
has started shoeniaking activities at
Limoges. Thousands of Belgian chil
dren in Red Cross colonies in France
will be equipped. The factories will
give employment to a number of Bel
gian adults.
Le Hurve.—A Belginn colonel, just
from the front, speaking of a canteen
for which the American Red Cross pro
vided quarters on very short notice,
said : "One live demonstration like this
is better than a year of talk." He
also stated In a report : "It Is wonder
ful to see how responsive the Belgians
are to everything American."
The department of civil affairs of
the American lte«l Cross undertook to
establish or maintain 14 Institutions in
the war zone of Italy, which provided
food, clothing and care for 3,477 chil
women. While the shorter garments
are having a great vogue the luxur
ious long coats, like fiat scarfs and
always good style.
muffs, are
Ribbon Workbag.
A good workbag for a Christinas gift
ran he made trotn two yards of Dr«*s
| '*'' n ribbon six and one-half inches
w ^6 * l, id one embroidery hoop. Cut
two rounds of cardboard, the size of
| l,H * hoop for ttie bottoms of the "dou
I hle-decker" bug, pad with sheet cot
i toa 8lul cover with the ribbon. Divide
j ,,u> remaining ribbon In halves and
| son,n up both pieces. Then sew one to
11 cardboard round and fasten at the
to p of the outside rim of the embrold
<' r > hoop. Make the top part of the
hag in the same way, save that the
cardboard bottom. | s to be sewed to
the ingide of the embroidery
w hioh has been covere«! bv
tbe silk
Dressup Frocks.
A charming and simple dinner gown
may be made of black matines lace and
black net over a foundation of white
English embroidery, a frock of dark
green charmeuse. If correctly mad*
with long, tight sleeves and a narrow
draiKHl skirt, need have no trimming
A pale pink batiste frock should be
trimmed with real filet lace and girdled
wtU blue tinsel cloth. gHatin* wUi
Cud and silver thread*. ™
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'Copyright, uu by 'ÂÏÎS7ÏS
"Who dares call oor Phil
The black eyes of little XlrT*
snapped angrily, as she turned
daughter, who was readiug
from a letter Just received.
"Oh, all the home folks " _
lantly replied Edith, the spoil«*, -
ter of the family.
Edith Norton, not at all
for her beauty, had always nZ!
ou» of lier brother's pretty ulf*
Present family arrangements dig
please her particularly. She -
have preferred remaining i n tow«'
er than spending the autumn
In the mountains.
"Anyway, mother," continued 1
"if we had remained in cl*
instead of coming to this
"Wilderness!" interrupted u,^
ton. "Where could you find
charming place than our bean
Bine Villa? Why. I was gj, d
Dorothy's physician ordered her
the baby here for the next
"Next few months?" repeated
crossly. "Oh, horrors! I thought à
weeks were bad enough. Of gp
girls In the world, why did I'hiD '
such a delicate one for his wife
"Because a man usually eh**
girl he loves, delicate or oth
declared Phil, entering the
breakfast room from the vermT
spray of wonderful autumn fa
his hand.
"If It were not for mother, I
a slacker and stay home rath»
leave my wife to your tender ■
At the same time, allow me to
you that every man who
home is not necessarily
However/ don't be afraid, Ed*,
shall not have cause to be
of your only brother. I will
doing my bit for Uncle Sam!"
"'Doing your bit! Doing
Was there ever such a nons
pression! If I were to pr
with a dictionary of the EngUs
guage, do you suppose you
lect words equivalent to that
lous phrase?"
Mr. Norton, Sr., was not on!
ferlng from a severe gttac
gout, he had Inadvertently and
unfortunately, for the rest of th
Ily, forgotten his favorite bra
cigars; hence, his outburst
The sudden, unceremonious o
of a door, which banged agaii
Inoffensive chair, not only distur'
tlier's already ruffled temper, bu
was of infinitely more importan
then, it more than slightly augi
his gout.
Turning to glare fit the intrui
encountered the saucy stare of a
under-inaid, whose bristling
was dressed in an ear-draped
The supposedly invisible hair pi
truded an inch or two in ever
ceivable direction.
As Agnes placed n dish of st
muffins upon the table, she pat
hair-covered ears most loving
gently pressed back the offendli
"Look here, young woman !" >
ton fairly spluttered with mingl
and rage. "Are you in the
placing food upon the table be
family is seated? And do we
begin breakfast with muffins
thing more," he fumed, as F
with one .hand still at her hair,
for the muffins with the dis
hand. "If you serve food in th
ly, learn to dress your hair In t
er pince. A breakfast room
tonsorial parlor."
When the indignant maid 1
the room, Mrs. Norton turne
irate husband.
I do wish, father, you
interfere with my affairs. It
difficult to get help In the m
and you must be prepared to
little deficiencies."
"Little deficiencies, indeed!'
father. "Is it a little deficiency
red liai r with my food?"
"Have you ever done so ye
"No, hut I may, if she ser
roni with tomatoes!
Evidently, the entire Norto
had gotten out of the wrong
their respective beds that
It was a decided relief, wb
an opposite doorway, u sligh
figure appeared with a pale bu
face as she wished them «1
morning !"
The smile changed to a
as Phil, slipping one arm ar
cov'er«*d her from head to hip*
beautiful spray of autumn L
"Oh. thank you. Phil, dea
marvelous coloring. Lo«>k.
turning with her prize to tbe
"Don't talk to me. Porrle
cross old man, I guess.'
wrinkles at the corner <rf
eyes showed that bis face
regain its usual benign exp?
"Cross, daddy? Who could
on such a glorious day?'
"Not you, surely, Dorothy.
Edith;- "not when things
yonr wny. You wanted to -
nnd so we are here, whethr
to be or not."
A pained flush overspread
of the little wife, as r
around the room at the
bers of the family.
"Didn't any of you wa nt
Bahy and I can—"
"Yes, darling, mother
come !" exclatm«*d good-ns«
Nortori, as she lovingly
flushed cheeks. "Edith I* 1
She wanted to stay in town.

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