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THE WEATHER Indiana T'-,.' iV -"...A . VENI N G EDITION r.cht a: i W- !rv .. bwi-r Mb h- jj isr.ui i.r tn:g. .:-! V. v M rv'pt sh'-w r 1 .! '1 rt;- n. ' New Slogan for South Bend "SOUTH BEND. IND.. AND PROUD OF IT" Reply Mode by South Bend Boy CXTU9Q HU JlDDRXO TO KSWDMPrS MEN IN TUX TE2XCIIC3 ATTSB FIUfQ TUB FI VST AXXBKLL S30T XT T2C3 CTSyiTa VOL. XXXV, NO. 113. A NRWSF'APEn FOR TUB HOME WITH ALL. TUE LOCAL NEW?, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1918. DAY AN P MOHT Fl L L LEAS RH WIKK TKLtd KATllIC SKKVIl'F, PRICE TWO CENTS n 1(1 i U Ü U Mi mencai aoMier ir od s JSSQU nnirj B END Ii PFP1Ä vJI a . 11 . Ii. tri s tu UJ .1 a! SI IB b y ft Gem. it View rag OA If LIKELY TO GET 75 Girl Disappears; Pontiac Farnilv is Held on Suspicion jlQ Rlil BILL! s N W CURB SPIES IS DEAD ISSUE Sec'y Baker Tells House Committee Allies Will Win Ml 1 Increases Believed to Have Been Recommended Will 3ring Fortune in Back Pay. .Military Zone Measure Kills Proposal. rr.t- rnati'n.i J New s Serviie: WASHINGTON. April ty-five million Well. its, it mated in railway administration cir- 1 b-s todav, will be turned over, to i was csti- i Interi.;iti.njl New Serr'.. : i PONTIAC. Mich.. April lib Workmen todav are digging over ' every inch of the yard about the1 . horn.- of Helmut tfchmi.lt, in Ituyal PfGS't WHSOn'S OppOSltiOn tO MK, .wicn., in an attempt, to near the mystery of the disappearance of Miss Augusta .Steinbach, who has been missing from her New York I home for more than a year. i Schmidt, his wife and lS-vear-old! n t . r n. t . n a J News Servi.e: daughter are undr arrest, following ! WASHINGTON. April 2::.-The a report that Miss Steinbach was Chamberlain bill to make the United last seen at their home. ! States a part of the military zone I'nlii'f announce they hae es- nnd empowering the military powers tablished that Miss Steinbach was i to punish spies and disloyalists is lured to Detroit by a matrimonial idvertisment and was met there bv lotertKitinrird N-wg Servbe: WASH l.GT(., April IV. "Tlie American soldier i the equal ol any lighting man in laine." Tlii statement, made to Id. n by It'll. I'tK'li. generali., -inio of the allied fonvs. aa-, given by sec'y of War liakci l the I to um.' military aftalts committee tili. afternoon, as Miiiiiuing bis impressions of ubat lie saw of the American I i 1 1 1 i i vir mau on (be us(eHi front. Attacks on Ostend E LULL TO ST. LOlilS IN RAGE and Zeebrugge Meet Reasonable Success r F ST LOAN MOT FLANDERS LIS ; V i . Inttrn.itii'tKiI Se LONDON. Arril 2y. The (ierman submarine b;ie: o 0teiiJ trict Was First. a ii n ou n e- ! dead. Following estrda' ! a man representing his name to be ' ment f T'res't Wi'.on's opposition ; Neu.nebaur and home to be in t the measure it became evident to- ; the' Ii'-yal Oak. Later hr friends in I day that congress, despite its impati-i as lie- This tig- I New York heard that die was to be j t nee over the government's failura and i the railway men of tlfe country i i k pay, when Director (len. Ad :j'iroves the findings of railway wage cummis.-'ion lire was based on a generally eon- i married and after that nothing fur- I to ertectuallv check espionage i.eded lelief that tiie ommission ther was hoard from her. ! treason, vvowld not pass the hill. v. i 1 1 grant general increases of 'JO She is understood to have had ; Sen. Fhamberlain let it be known percent. It already lias been made 'considerable money and jewels that lie would not attempt to push !.nown that any increase allowed i u ,10n -vllp lt ft New York will be retroactive to Jan. 1. j WASHINGTON. April ::. "There is complete military accord between the armies offne l'nited Mates arnl tho tf mir allies. The forces on the west front have been welded into a single military unit, tiuhting t't y a common cause." This assertion was made todav bv J- c y Treasury Department Not Yet Able tO Tell Which DlS- and Zeebruejre, on the Bekian cuat. were raided bv British naval i nrni pinhtinn FnHc With AH- itorce this mnrnin, the admiralty announced. n ... . - , j The L3 ritish forces consisted of auxiliary ve-sels and mx obsolete : cruisers. ! Five ot the obsolete vessels, were tilled with concrete and were ctuai ; run aground and blown up to block the harbors. ; The raid met with a "reasonable measure ot success, tne otnciaij j statement said. i iuu-vu, v- : I lit CUIIU'ltH. UtUUk' ii tit IH'I iiiumii it utii um. vi.wj u.vn lI.MMI.N ,ini ... ..-.I I til Int-! national NVwh Sorttoe: WASHINGTON. April 1' subscriptions to the third Libertv loan wem well over the half-way mark when it was announced at th treasury dp;1rtment today that Si vantage to British Take 60 Prisoners in Sec tor of Albert. GERMANY SENDS M III TIMATIIM In an appeal to the railroad em ployes of the country to support the Liberty loan. Director Con. McAdoo announced that the report of the. railroad wage ommi-;ion would lie made public on. hi.-, return from his tour through the states. Appeals to Men. "I announced, shortly after pos- j session and control of the railroads j was assumed by the government! that if, as a result of that investiga tion an increase would become effee- ; t.c. it would be as of Jan. 1. 1918," j be 'aid. "t shall promptly review the j report of the committee arJ render j -. . deciM...) upon its undine and rec-iTcutons Try Every Means to nun ndation!. Mranwh r no epi- 1 prejudiced, i TO THE HAGUE Embroil Holland on One Side Or Other. doe is beinj; huit or Hauv1 whatever inereass may be pranted will have accumulated in the form of savings and will not have hrn spent in the meantime i - miplit otherwise have been the care. "T hope that eery railroad em pto e in the l'nited States will lend .ill the rnony lie can. consistent v ith hi.s imliidual ircumstances. to i-.i-i uovernrnent by buying Liberty ! t an nrtide in the Daily News i."ikI." Int! n.itioiial News Sen ice: I LONDON. Aj.ril Cermany! has followed up her war threats! I acainst Holland by forwarding an j he bill in tho face of the president's 'opposition. Consideration of the lull ' by the military affairs committee 1 was sidetracked and the hearing was indefinitely postpone, j ('lianilK'rIainV 'iev. "I certninly have no desire to j push th bill if the administration does not want it." said Sen. Cham berlain. !'My object in offering it ! was solely to provide a more effec- j tive means of stamping out espion- j ape and treason, ami if the admin istration does not regard it favor ably. 1 do not care to try to force it to a vote." j Sen. Krandegee of Connecticut, j v.-as prepare to ask action today on j his resolution directing the Judiciary i committer to render an opinion as; j to the constitutionality of the bill, j ! He believes that the committee ! would undoubtedly hold that th. i ! measure idates the fundamental ; i principles of the eonstltution. guar- I ; anteeing the right t trial Vy jury, j Pronii-o More r.nicione.v. ' In response to the insistent d?- i of War Laker, just before he took the !-land before the house military a hairs committee. "There is no loubt of the outcome ir. the mind of any of the high otli ' ials of our allies." the secretary continued. 'The principal question now is 'What can America do to shorten the war?' " Sec'y Laker said that his state ments before the committee would be of an informal nature, designed to acquaint the members with ac tual conditions on the fighting front, lie announced that he would make ! no recommendations at this time, j intimating that thse would come i later. the tigures available today it impossible to say which had honor of being the first oer. Ilia: Demon-tratinn. the J ' ' ' . . ... .... . i iii .-;;. 7t'&.!4u had been subscribed in ; written, nut the admiralty announced mat a itiruur rtrpori uuu the i: fede,ai reserve districts. maje wien (be returning ship arrive at their bases. The treasury officials are now; Tj rMn vereis were protected bv Coverill- ships, busy trying to learn whether the' ... ,. , . ! . .. , - , r., Minneapolis or the st. Louis district, (By covering1 ships the admiralty eviJenth meant lirt line '-.as the first to reach its quota. Loth i meil-o'-War. ) l ave gone over the top. but from j British forav against the Belgian coast was the lirt at- fgures available today it was,t.mn, f n r .w nnbi;ru i-tinun tn botile tin the submarine bases! iwnij i w' - r I at Zeebrucrce and Ostend. J The orders for the destruction ot" the cwicrete-lilled ships were: dx. The completion of the st. Louis I carried out with dash and brilliancy quota caused a big patriotic demon- i . M ration in the city. Powerful lmmbs f(); ACifiUF.SSlVK v ere explctled. faetory w histles were poupy Hi ll LII'I blown and bells were rung and boats j w . ' in the harbor participated in the- WASHINGTON. April yrat demonstration. The entire dis- j much more aggressive naval policv trict. exclusive of St. Louis, has now j on the part of the allies is heralded set out for hu individual subscrip- ; b th lA,nlon announet-ment that .t ::on total or l ms quoia u further prement of '5ri:ish p sitions the north rn end (f the i'icnrdv ;m i ii bat - SAYS GREAT I tie front and m I'landers w.is an nourH'ed l-y the w.ir olbce tod.i. In the secttr of Albert the r.ritisii were mic sst'ul in s!rengtliening their lines, capturing pnon:rs. Local tigliting. which ended to the intage of the J'.ritish. toi.,; p.a. also in the seizors f Lobc.j and Vyts haett- (Letgiumi. Prison i a fw'i"e captured at i''??i plae.-s. i This was the 1 1 ?i d i of th" i German o!'tiif and the f 1 1 1 day of the 1'l.inders battle. NCENTRM OF f MEXICAN FORCES IS GERMAN PLOT? HIGH BRITISH OFFICER WARNS U. S. TO HURRY tnands. for more effectie prosei u- , . - t- . ,.-,1 ,1 I. litt t- I I IIMI 1I ('ir.! 11 1111 M l'l" t ii uri ultimatum to The Hague, according i cr, today promised congress in-: to- ! creased efficiency in the department day. written by the lobby (pallia- of justice as a result of bills pend ing or just passed. These bills in- i elude the sabotage hill, the woman; Intel Illtien.il .v.s Service: WASHINGTON. April : on- ! based on T 1-2 percent of the pop ! ulation. Tarti.il reports received .'how the individual bond purchasers m f f r t r. f now total more man ...;.umu, or more than Z percent of the quota. The population quota of southern Indiana was 4Lfi9 and that section ,ow reports almost 00,000 individual subscriptions. Many "t Reported. Arkansas reports that L counties out of TS have not filed their dis tribution reports, yet a 1 1 these coun ties have ever-subscribed their allot i ti.ents. In Phillips county. Arkansas, where the population quota was 2. .."iri. there are .".SOl Tiond purchas- ! (TS. I Missouri's population quota was i L-.l.O''.1 and the subscribers to date 0 I successful raid against the German! i submarine bases on the Helgian j i coast has been carried out. This was j ' the opinion of the naval authorities , I here today. The navy department .... Al4ii.(il 'nliifi fin tbA j V. its WllllUUl unniai aui o vn n. i i enterprise and no one could say J I v.hether or not American units par- j iticipated. while waitirm ..Hic-iai j rGv. C. C. Morrison Succeeds I ERA OF POETRI TWIN llATTI.i: IS NOW IlHl'AMNt;. bONPi )N. Airi! raiding and artilbrv the s'oinm- and An re tii various points north and I n i i a s i n ti ity along ar.d at ith ;.f word from Vice Admiral J-'ims. com manding the American warships in Kuropean waters, however, otticer.- ! here were cqtain this raid is only the beginning of a real blow at der - j rnany's sea strength, aimed particu- , larlv at the P-boats. i Rev. H. L. Willett in Charge of Ministers' Council. ;p ! i t.-rn.' t i"ti 1 1 Vns Serried; NIIW Y'KK. April "Great F'.rit.iin has no leserve army to send to Prance. Wo bep.l Ymt never '' il. but for God's sake get there b. fi.'-e we die," was the me.sKige of m. lining which Li'iit. Col. P. I'razer iluntrr. P.ritish jirovost marshal, in mentary) eorresponiient. It is based i upon reports in diplomatic circles. The P.ritish foreign odice is fol i lowing the situation very closely land it is evident now that relations 'between Germany and Holland are 1 more greatly strained than ever ne- fore. t Pads of Threats. ! Germany is basing her threats upon t w o grounds: (II mat Holland snowed par tialitv towards the allies in return- ! f,om rdeased with the measure. Sen the Pnited States. sounded for lip- u f;-vor:ble answer to T'n idn nil s ' 'b onunii today expected to have the Americans today. "The seven and a I protest against allowing sand and ! conference report finally accepted. V.. ill" million men Lritain since tlie vv.ii- have fought enrolled by Great outbreak of the and died on "7 fronts. We simply haven't the men we wouldn't s.iy our backs arc ri-.iinst the wall." MAY RUY MEDIC SCHOOL FOR STATE OFFICES ! t .'T : t i. in.i 1 New Srv i. : IMIAN.P US. Ind.. April 1':'. P : rrha-e of tlie Indiana university -ehool of medicine building, ju.-t v et of the state house, and conver sion of the building into overflow :!!' cs for state officials, loomed to- i y. At a confrenc of i.ov. Good-i r. h with the state finance commit-j esterday, th.e executive broach-j d the plan, saying it would give t Pi j :.ite much needed room for otüees , and at Mie same time would add j .' 00.000 to the university's fund for a new structure to b erected ad-I fining the Robert Ing hdspita'. The plan met with favor at the state hou-c today. ! gravel from Germany to be shipped1 into Pelgiifm through Dutch canal i routes. I (2 ) That Holland violated the; principle of neutrality in allowing J the allies to take over her mercan- I tile fleet. j The famous "sand and gravel! dispute" occurred last year when Lngland protested on the ground that Germany was using the ma terials in the rontracti-n of de fensive works in Pe'gium and I Prance. Germany u.-ej the tanal j route in order to relieve railway j traffic for troops and ammunition i mov ements. i To Got Holland KmbroMcd. j Germany is striving hard to fine! 'a pretext to get Holland embroiled on one side or tae other, despite the atid 'fact th.it the German militarv last centratioti of Me.vic.in federal forces4' a'ong tlie border, but especially in , the ojinaga-Jaurcz section. i le-i liecd by mcials here t be the le sult (f agitation by German agents' in Mexico. However, war depart ment advices do not indicate that, immediate trouble may he feared. The entire situation, war depart-! merit chiefs say. is in the hands of the commanding oflicer of that district and there have been no re-' ports received here which indicated any danger of an outbreak. There has been none or less sniping for, .several months all along the border.! and there have been several out- j breaks in the Tampico oil district, i but they have not been of an or- j PER CAPITA STAMP SALE ZZTXt X . ?py bill, and the new espionage bill The sabotage bill and the women's ' spy bill have both been sent to the , presidenr. while the mvv espionage 1 ill remains to be finally acted up cn this week. ! Differences between the senate ' and the house have been smootheJ1 j out on the .espionage bill and al- i though most senators are still far i number almost lOO.OOfl. All sections of the St. Louis district are In excess of too percent, with the exception of Tennessee, which lias C percent of the population allotment filled. The Minneapolis district commit tee estimates that 4.04." rontm unities in that district have earned honor flags and that the top.1 wilt run to K.nfiO before the end of the campaign. turning into a new era is coming t i e the ny. expression," si id Lev. CHICAGO CABARETS TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS MAY 1 OHIO LEADS STATES and aggressive j tut -bed economic situa'ion confront ; ing Mexico and tlie failure of Pres't i Carranw to reach an agreement with authorities have removed from the . victim of moo violence. Dutch frontier manv of the troops seized the Negro and han that had been masked there. . in the courtyard. Illternitien.il Nfvvtj Sendee-: ! CLi:Vi:LAND. April 2.1. Statts ! ties hist made public here show that I Ohio leads all other states in the per ! n,p - States which would allow I capita sale of Thrift stamps, with -m , the ,iftin- of th 1'-- that pre j average purchase of SI cents for vpnts eon,,s ,,rinu' fnt frnm thls every person in the state. The latest : country into Mexieo. i report on sales in Ohio Is announced u is known that the Mexican 4.44.0r,n. Indiana was reported iorcey souin ine noruer nave ren,been greatly strengthened h:rini; the last few weeks. At many points : they are entrenched, but there i doubt here in Washington as to why these men have dug themselves in. The official .Mexican reason is that they expected an attack by Villa and his bandits, but tlie information available here is that Paneho is now in far southern Chihuahua and a negligible piantity in Mexican politics. Iiitertiation.il Nous Sendee: CHICAGO. April j:!. "'n May 1 will be sung the swan sor.gs of all Chicago cabarets. There will be only eight more days and nights of public dancing and entertainment in the city's cafe's. Mayor Thompson had been urged to veto tiie measure but did not. j Neither did he sign. He allowed the I International ordinance to become a law without his signature. The sink.n? of ronerete-Iille J ship in the harbors of Ostend and Zeebrugge, German submarine hasrs. prtsents a striking parallel to the feat of Commander Rich mond Pearson llobson. who sank the Merrimao in the smith of Saiiita go. t'uba, harbor during the Spanish-American war. Hobson attempt ed to bottb' up the main Spanish lleet: the British effort is aimed a, bottling Tip ct at least making diffi cult the operation of the only active branch of the kaiser's navy in the channel district. Sir Lri: Geddes. first lord of the admiralty, who recently reorganized that branch, is credited with system atizing and developing the campaign i ab-rt for llm against the submarine. Tf this latest , from the !. method should "This war is plowing hearts of men, and throwin the results of years of thoughtful labor in such fashion that they are when poetiy it medium of i '. 1 '. M or- spoke i '? fore the Lys river indicated todav that t twin battle was 1 rcwlng and that it woubi break out in all it- fury, per haps himultaneously. on bth the Pi- l cardy and l'l.mders fronts. I The Germans carri'-d o.d raids n -i Mondav in ;be stor if lia-.o. (south of the Soinmc. and iimi' ' o'iafely south of L:i Pi -e t at. al. but gained no advanta re. Northwest of i t ! 1 ! t i Ger man raid was cnrri' I o..t üi -:,.n wnjfoic" -is to jiiiount to ,tr;.il!y a local attack. The i rman - succeed ed in penetrating a. I'.riti-h .ol an- c.j j'CisT. but the oj-eratlmi w i- witho .t signiticaiiee ;.s tip w4n:-' ot has hanged hands n number ,,f t:mrs in the nr. nt lighting. the . t I'M. -if... o ut w i . it .-. ' i - i i r - the Ministeri.il conn il at the birst Methodist chuieh Tuesday morning. Lev. Morrison will take charge of the conference in the place of Lev. I. L. Willett, who w as taken ill Monday night and forced t return to his home in 'hicago. "The war is going to be a great hurt to religion," said Lev. Morri-j ton. "Cut we must keep on th; I ood that will ome ial re port on M t of f he n d a v night, t o ! d row ing i"(rr,ce ,.f tfe a r- tiilerv- firing in the Monfd'di r see tor, but said ther. had be--n no in f a ntry a ctions. I(th Sidex Improve Line. P.oth -i .b s ha x e b :i ni.e-iTi.t troops and impro g the-ir lir.e-- bv jo-od'.H ts. l'oetry is ; of fighting Is successful, it coming t' o the -re-at organ ot nt- :o far in answering" the , eratui e. Ame rica local operation, whib th bav e bren a rrv ins o duel-'. The- big o'le.tr.n ;-: ' ' ii nii'ii!. de;i r 'stroke'.' It may fall in :g gun." intense th- jd'oducmg m'-re Clitics who have demanded offensiv t poets to. lav thin sh action by the navy. ! duced b-fore. And .poets, men who d BELGIAN ARMY WINS VICTORY OVER GERMANS a to have a per capita sale of 5; and Michigan "1 cent. IRISH STRIKE GROWS diot mob HANG m:;ko. Internationa 1 News Senri.e: LLWINGTON. Tenn.. April Lerrv Nov es. the Negro who kiile(i Sheriff W. P. Mc Pride Saturdav- dead here todav. A mob el him LONDoN. April IV. A number of Iri-h workmen m Dublin joined in a 'Jl-hour strike today as a protest against the extension of conscrip tion to Ireland. In order to avoid tro"bie the saloons in Dublin were closed. The Dublin corporation con sented to allow the municipal em p.oyc to remain idle during the .lav. New s Servi- e : LONDON. April 2?.. Althougn little has been heard of it by the outside worlL the Belgians have won a signal success over the Ger mans on tlie We.-t Planders front north of Yptes. The Germans tried to capture Lixschoote and ther drive southward in the direction of Elverdinghe mil T?rielen. so cutting at the base of the Ypres salient, but were beaten off by the pei-ian p.rmy. The attack began m the morning of April 1 ! and wa-- ar ried rmt with vigor between the Houlhoulst forest and the f.e.o.led area near Steenkerk. has ever pro they ;, re real not eXi'Tess themselves in dogma and creeds but me ti who, because of t heir sor row in the war are opening up thefr lie-arts and giving vent to t!i-:r feel ings." Lev. .borri-on Mated that in a cenv er.-a t ion with .r,e of the !.-ad-irig publishers of this ..'iiury. tlie latter xiade a statement fh-il War por-trv i se-eorid or. !.'" to ti.e- war book, such as "over 'lie Top" ar.d "I'll'!' r I'ir-" i"it;.n and thi drama ,a- i-eibg pusiie.J to thj ba ck 5 ro a nd. Aieals to Clergv. K"V. Morrison, who edit' r of the "Chri-tian Century" : a writer of note ani i we ll known tbr" .gli out tlie Pmtel State.- fr.;- hi !.- "ontinpi:d on pagi: i-pi: ' f the K''!:ll:i' I lid-'-. I pe.vitiO'l Of the ;- importance': or it ma . ', ? tor of La l!.i-.- f a Gern.atis tried -e-.,r(l b . L led I br.;-t t : ! to break fhr'Ugh m th.e Lriti-li raii Lethune. Tr.e-re 1 erea se of a t .v :r y so'i rr-e rr r. opr.o- lact German t;.'.'k vo de -1 . th.it ot" tf-i h i r. g the- P. : 1 1 i ' hat ej..-tri- ? f r.i' i ! ' c d. A v.' card.v fro t.i II' O is - ' ra te g ir u- in tli v be re the es I ,r f o i d i : ' ion e.f position t e :i an in- t.! t t'a - . i- r-' the -h ft i 1 1 1 ENGINEERS BEGIN TO ARRIVE AT HARRISON Corporal I ells i n Mow a miäfes S tood Up Against TT WEI ft 4 t 1 rbariü es Ir.terri-.itionsl Ncva Servi.-r: FOr.T HA LLISON. Ind.. April Arrival of 0 engineering otf.cers rray be expecte.l at Port Harrior. any time now. it was said today fol lowing receipt of Washington ad vices that three s. ore men. many of thfrn just graduated from engineer rficers' schools, had fern orlered to proceed h re at once. Portv ..th.er.- will arrive later to at training engineers assigned l his pCst. in to itoi: m:rs in bad. p.. rt.atierril .NVx .-ri.: NOLLLSVILI-K. Ind.. April Alb-ged refuse! f Kt ' vioc-re. paster of the !'.-; loie. to p.i.-i li.iM LP " rtv c. the rrintm.g of rnr'i .l nature- of r.d inning th' ..Ming .iid t" Se en member-Mjf.i-'eri 1 a iimiir cNiJ-ds. be al past'"'!" w mn.n - of the a', loii Charb -i d . hurch boiofs led over the ; - i r. es - me .1, f..- v ith fhe vv ; a !.- issi.' ,1 I nt e rn a t i.u a 1 News Servb e: with Tin: a.mi:pican almy : I N I It ANCL. April p. m. I Although the Gerrn n m the 'battle of Sei' hepiey. northwest of ; To;.' on Saturdav. used eery dia bolical devic" known to Teutonic war genius, the Americans stood up !:ke seasoned veterans and gave '. iow for bdow. Or. e of th weipons eaiploved bv th.e Germans was an automatic pis : o! tli.it (.in fire 2 s shots without l ( f t a dir.g. St o lie of 'nd ivid Ja 1 btavery are .st;:; be;i:- t. That of Infantry Cp' G'-e-rge HviI;on, .,;" Ware. Ma-.. inu;catf s that our men pas.-ej tfi'oi.gji ;r, lieferte of A n.eric.i n tra- d.ti'"- and tlie demovracv of the w or' i ( pi. Iloiili-on'- 4or. H .. ' : - 'i w hu !v;p. in t hr ; . - 1 g u u r d vii'ithei rot: . f vs i r.e i .vi i ""ur skipper Ohe captain t told us to support a machine gun com pany as he suspected trouble. 'The skipper comes from Con necfiv'it and a gamer man you never saw. He fought alongside of his men throwing grenades. "When tiie thing began I was in a dugout with Sergt. Hanson. I heard th.e reports and knew that the barrage was on. We huped out and found thick fog. The bar rage curtain was coming thick an! we rouhl he,.r the gas bombs burst ing all abound. "Those shell;, hi -s like big snakes a- they go through the ,,jr and I thought to mvself that some of the fe'dows .n the machine g m p'atO'T.s h..d to right with their ga .nasks on. IVcl- Ha Corning. "I 1'gan lo :" -e' mv nosti,.- t.ckie and knev" thai tlie ;gas v. a s cuiiiir.i and tlnit Cautions. "Was I it was time to tuKe afraid By Bert Ford. pre "f the .! i o ,i V - :!".''- 1 a ;t i - :i I.'l ! "r !.' : wo .Id b.- f - v. ; fron ..f . T i e - VV ' ' 1 I ' ' . 'again-t .! f o r ' o . j h 1 i g- .1 i ! I T Tlie :.', ita rv cnti' - .i re of till t :.! tiie 1 . e d t l h.eij.f -ont m t.-it fer tile I 'J. l n .'o .1 - - I ! 1 I i j - ' f t i S An r. - too. 1 el. I was t o hi.-" t' To tell the truth thir.k about fear. There were two timid youngsters near me and I had to set the pace to put them at ease. After they -aw me pumping n machine -un they forgot thea.selv es tind foi ght !ike old timers. "The men working or.e g;n were lai.I out ar.d I took the gun. They were lying in the mud with only thier heiids and stoma- h showing. I heard one of the fallows called Led sing c.ut: 'The wool i? full of ' oches.' I cou'.d see them coming Iron everv direction through th.e fog and a dm i-t the tree.-. "There was one big y e', :. -. w -hea d e.i stiff followed by seven other.-. .Iu-t then a shell "out st and my gun was f'-u.ed. It sl'-nr.-: d me I .olid I pulled out my I rude. After using all of those he I saw the- bis one j took up a rifle and began tiring. r and the blood spurt from I Soon we began to feel weak from head so I knw I had got : loss of blood and a corporal told us Then jnothtr shell burst : we "hael better ieport to the ,ire-.--wounding four of us. ; ing station. A Doughty CorMraI. "Led. Shorty and a fellow ealle! "The German- u-e,l wire and r.a ils , lne ,i. 'f,Jf'' ni'1 ail """" nippen f')!- shlapne, 1 klloW beoaU; to woik in an ammunition "We f.,,r winged guvs him. r.e irbv enehes ( or pura 1 rue tory. craw led we r.nd nine thought I wu- prettv hi me trimmed see h"W cool he ind r.a ils , se I used 1 with shrapnel. Ye crawled thrmgh .-tr.r-,. a irer.cn over in oou.e- (i e:e..i i Germans. Shorty had a ho ;n his 'back. Led hid hi shoiber broken and w e other fellows had game Iteae h Ireing station. 1 "The,shells and machine gun b .l . lets were whistling all amur.d us as ; we crawled through the barrage. Tt ! reminded me of an inferrm. There jwas too much racket to think. We It thi ill-d me t0 , reaened tne dressing station lr was He fold me hours after we had been o dee.l thro ;g.h tiie 1: found another men. "Tlie (Jermans tumble.! :n on us. The other corpora.1 killed five in luii k sue ces.-ion with his pistol. I neer s,,w ueh shooting and I ir at it. He t" I'p.l -see the b-g Ge-rn..n tlir 1 Li ns behind h.m ghing od , th P '(gan to tike 1 l".iiiijwt-ii one fry.u v wound and fired until report thre, to weak t. r - o ;t. and then trigger o a -o.. I'imc. wounded (wwiii- ' "I WOUld twul.cl be bjvft p- g i w ita the gang than 1;. ;r.g in 'f I will be on th'- .'in a g . , Weeks. "Th.e ; r -it i : n - v (. old tricks aain. A - th us thro r-'h the wo "Is VC P.e. A ! .e -; .( n We wide !..!r et and knew Huns and !.-:.n p .mpi:.g fellows o-!v on the- jo:, t-iinlv p -d in The f ob: th'; ugh the- G-ru .?. - hoi s irro in-led." i in' privat-, who d ma-irne gun at said: "I tried to r and make it s.i but I bnaliy g am -P--t !: Wh.i'k .-' the "l: i o W .f ' ' . : , . :rg t p: i '.Vi;: Vi.' i.ttie its 1. :.. ii in in a f-v. one- th b .r at Fr; t .- W iT" i : - .- ori : 1'; - re h an 1 tri-' that G-n. I h V. li-d t". r ' -. o : - ' .; l i ' .- r i m a : id r.M w it mis ki: ( MILII I I I PALIS. A;::' . - - 1 T" . -. . - )'. r ' -a t g v- S . , t J. . it T h e - rj g a i n -t . v at, J A n g!o- - U . ',: e. I'll 1 p. r r e ': rora t Ii G- I'd ; - n e-. . r. e : I m ui y i n's ( ' f.. a ; ad '1 1 here r s. VV ; , f..r kbi d ar.d 1 . -d on -w ii.le Il'j w ruore- o - ' d O W .' v r- i a r .'--J 'o '. !. nigh r 'tw !. t,i",-!: . ar.d Vo- lo j :!:- - ' . T 1 ; n fan".' f 'i:-- 1 I'-rrr .ii ai.-:.t ' s-' ' f A -'. 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