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pay more for Ferriagle than• - pay for taxes. Help remove S S tp exOtra taxH I U.N WAR SAVINGT S STAS av---d M ON UpdingM of the Went ~ide of the RIver. "A very live and creditable weekly newspape'."-MANUPACTURERS' RECORD. UES lIlY*I- T yVOL XXV. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, THURSDAY. MAY 2, 1918. No.51. PERSONALS tI I AND OTHERWISE ' Ih grelyn Peterson returned to Mism , to resume her studies at, after spending a few days -t_ t, her parents, Mir. and Mrs. Wý. Peterson. ", Thursday Afternoon Five Hun. Club met at the home of Mrs. Sltagh. The successful players ,. s" Kate Clarke (playing for A Theard) and Mrs. C. Johnson. Sj. L. Hoyt received the consola SYn. J. P. Nolan will entertain 0e last meeting. G~ 0Gorge Munsterman and little Thomas, Jr., returned to Lmesse in Buras, after spending a ore with relatives. J. J. P. Walter and Miss Lois I*ur spent a few days in Morgan Mlt week. Mv Guy Turner of Addis, La., was gust of Mr. B. G. Baker and Jam iaAl na Vanderlinden, who had vysrliting her sister in Port Arthur, i . is now in Lafayette with rela U ttle Ruby Webert spent the week S with Mrs. Rozes. M.1es Marvel Walter and Emma = --er left Monday for Morgan City Wlr awhile with relatives. g-s Gordon F. Vallette of Galves Mr, Tex, who has been spending the gfew weeks here, the guest of Mrs. i s Norris, left Monday for home. MWi Irma Wardrop. formerly of our .sI, but now of Houston, Tex., spent 4- aw days here en route to New The Methodist Sunday School pic Gwill be held Saturday at City Park. SM. (Dr.) Lochte, who had been "igw her parents, lion. and Mrs.; '. D. French. has gone to join her Ss--- at Charleston. S. C., where : 1 stationed at the Naval Station. ss. Harlem left last week for Call tL, H. R. Turner of Camp Logan, rj, spent a few days here with Mr. d Mrs. Jos. W. Lennox. Sr. Foster Ryan left for New York -' steamer Pluto. 's. Jos. W. Lennox and littlel gj .ss. Joseph Ill. are visiting Mr. Mr s. Jos. A. Lennox at Mobile, W M. W. B. King, father of Dr. A. trlag of Vallette Street, is reported assh improved. a A. D. Lewis of Lecompt. la.. Mrs. L F. Magruder of Albe-: N. C., ,both sisters of Dr. A. Ig, are here on account of the of their father. SIP. Magruder, who married Se..Algiers girls, Miss Agnes i soew on his way to France eser a the Medical Corps. or, who was originally at Fordoche, La., and later le, N. C.. has made quite as a physician and sur s-a his services will be much at the front. Mrs. Magruder sred awhile with Dr. and Mrs. Paul Borne, Sr., left for Colo tr'a, Colo., to spend awhile daughter, Mrs. Eugene Dorvan, who has been of the Misses Hymel. has to her home in Belton, Tex. Fourcade and Joseph Fad at Paris Island. N. C., hav the Marine Corps. Their them good luck. Wlhlois of Lavergne Street saoter, Mrs. Tilton, left for where they will re 4tmer. Mrs. H. Duffle have taken sideace in the city Club was entertained 'Lampton. The sue were Misses Stella UA Smdie Garland. Mrs. bttdetter receive the con $Els Mary Traub will en the next meeting. Adams end little daughter, sqmldlng awhile in Mor l hbs of Washington and is visiting his daughters, and the Misses Hobbs. Mr. George Elder have thei residence in Biloxi, ·. Klng is still quite sick. hildren were summoned last week. At this I4ems some better. S sand son, Whiter, left lat Tuesday at/,1O a m. o rweek the Boy Scouts .t United States are work fbhelty Bonds. The boys mlt to the last, hut they and RLose Schenxayder lft Tuesday morning speading a few days Sad Mrs. Tom Pollock. .45m is home from 8 is getting along . Breasard of 81lidell Jast returned from a b mieui. 1 P lip Walters of Mrohave been visiting ;4 rs. W. nrousard. Ala., where they will 1eks om their return :antoe ham returned where *he spent of her ster . Mott. of t. Mau$pe Io ms him out agl. that befell him Mr. Plnk had the slag seaided about rIm while at work. was the guest I Isam es st Tues sle was e-o.ed, supper was t M. t. BSem a week Ir. VENTIIIN. War service has been added to the usual duties of members of the Louis iana Branch, International King's Daughters and Sons, as shown by re ports of the various circles at the twenty-first annual convention in the First Methodist Church, where the sessions were held. Mrs. H. L. Hoyt was elected a mem ber of the Executive Board, of the Balloting Committee, and of the Rest Awhile Board. Miss Sallie Pearson was appointed representative of the Silver Cross, the official organ of the International Order of King's Daugh ters. Mrs. H. L. Hoyt told of the com fort and pleasure given nearly 300 persons last summer at Rest Awhile, the summer home of the Louisiana branch in Mandeville. One little girl who had enjoyed the visit there la mented that war times would make it impossible for the King's Daughters to provide grits and other food for guests this year, but pleasure will be given despite the little one's predic tions, Mrs. Hoyt asserted. "It simply means we will have to put forth addi tional effort to carry on the good ,work and keep the home fires burn ing while adding war work to our du ties," she declared. Miss Georgina Herbert of the local circle, "The Silent Helper," read her report; extracts from which follow: Regular meetings have been held each month. Our membership is now thirty-five. We had four resignations. and one member, Mrs. T. Thayer. a most loyal and esteemed member of our Circle since its organization, passed into the Great Beyond after a long and painful illness. Four new members were admitted to member ship, one former member readmitted, and one well-wisher obtained. We have continued our monthly allowance to our crippled protegee and have given assistance to several worthy families at a cost of $37.05. We sent to headquarters 62 garments, 11 pairs of shoes, 6 hats, 2 sheets and 4 pillow cases. and gave to individuals 14 gar ments and one pair of shoes. The Rest Awhile work. the pound party for Rest Awhile. the Sophie B. I Wright Memorial Fund, the Home for Incurables, the Christmas and Thanks giving dinners received our usual con tributions. Our treasurer's accounts show the following receipts and disbursements: Cash on hand April 1. 1917. $22..0; receipts for the year $107.65. Total re ceipts $130.55. Disbursements for the year $110.54, balance April 1, 1918, $20.01. During the summer of 1917, we were represented on the Rest Awhile Board by Mrs. H. L. Hoyt, who was elected vice chairman of the board. We are also represented on the Co-operative Council by our secretary, who is the Council's recording secretary and reg istrar of headquarters. Our Circle was organized twelve years ago, and for the past four years Miss Sarah E. Pearson has been its leader, and as such, its inspiration. Realizing her exceptional qualities for leadership, especially along spiritual lines, she was unanimously elected perpetual leader at our annual meet ing in January. As our contribution to war relief! work we took up the work of making of layettes for French or Belgian babies. The cost of the layette is Just a little over $10.00 and the greater part of this amount was raised by vol untary contributions. JOINS SHIPPING. Alfred A .'Lennox, of Baton Rouge left a few days ago for Mobile, Ala., where he enters with the shipping board for the duration of the war. Mr. Wilford Boudreaux of Eliza street had the misfortune of getting his foot crushed last Monday while at wor kat the Southern Pacific Company. Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Darvin will regret to learn of the loss of their eleven months old girl Mary Alice on April 19th. Mr. Darvin was formerly a resident of Algiers now residing in New York City. Mr. W. Ford, Jr., and Miss Er minle Hopper spent the week end in Covington, La., the guest of Mr. and Mrs. McNeely. Miss Alva Salathe sent the week end in Covington, La., the guest of Miss Otga McNeely. Mrs. H. Lecourt and daughter-in law, Mrs. James Lecourt and two children, Jr., and Harry are spend aing a week in Covington. The many friend. of Mr. II. Le court of Pelican Avenue, are glad to see him out again after an at tack of illness. Mr. Harvey McNeely spent the week-end in Covington, La. Mrs. J. N. "cNeely returned to Covington after spending a few days here the gujet of her sister, Mrs. W. P. Salathe. The Saturday night Euchre Club met at the home of Mrs. L. DeLang last week. The successful players were Mrs. Pollock and Mrs. R. Wil liams. The many friends of Mrs. F. Luft of Seguin street, sregret to learn that she was taken to Hotel Dien yester day to undergo an operatlea. iThere 'wI be a flag-raising at the local lagrounds on May 25th. The program wll be announced later. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bouque of 1918 Palmyra St., entertained at a dinner Sunday in honor of their daughter, Myrtle. The following were present, Mrs. Geo. Friar of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Mrs. A. J. Amnedo and daughter, Verna, Mr. Ernest Delucky, Miss Myrtle Souque and Mr. and Wri. oSnque. At the meeting of the Woman's Auuiliary, Loutelsana Breae, held at Christ Churek, the dfollr wg wer awhtnined at apuaenh by Mrs L. 0. mtmahmmaan U I hThe Income Tax Problem Ei(( ii I TI . I ~i .. ..III i (t tgb t), . . 9 _P .. . 0NIONS D N11 OT ARRIVE The car load of onions which were to have been sold on Tuesday fromnt a car at the Grand Isle i. R.. at head of Alix St., did not arrive on ac count of the torrential down pour of rain which occurred an Monday don.' the road. It was impossible on account of the weather to bring the vegetables out of the field. I)ue notice of the arrival and sale of the onions will be made in the Herald shortly. Adv. JI'IDGE MAHER OFIFEIRS SER-I VICES TO UNCLE SA.M WRITES LETTER TO ('OIL. MAYO OF IM M)OGRATION STATION. 230 Bermuda Street, Algiers. 5th District. New Orleans, April 21st, 1918 Col. John P. Mayo. Commissioner of Immigratipn, Algiers: Esteemed Sir-Sometime ago in a heart-to-heart talk with you. I stated that my knowledge of shorthand writ ing, coupled with the fact that I could use a typewriter, could be of service to our country in the time of need. I regret exceedingly that my age would prevent me from being where, I can assure you. I would rather be, "On the battle line." It may seem strange indeed, that I have selected you as the medium through which to tender my services without compensa tion to our government, and this is my answer: Throughout my life I have been a close observer of men and matters, and I can frankly say that your broad sense of justice, insepara bly joined with intelligence, and gen tlemanly behavior, acting in your of - ficial position, has won the esteem of myself and all the fair-minded citi zens of this district, who have had i any business with you, as a represen tative of these United States. I am proud to assert that in my opinion no man in our governmental employment is your peer. Selected, as you have been, from civilian life, you have kept in touch with your fellowman, always dealing with the masses fairly, in your official position. What I admire in' you most is you have not been inocu lated with the bureaucracy prahticed and advocated by many of our Fed eral office holders, much to the dis gust and disappointment of their fel I low-countrymen. As you are now. may I you .ever be, the mouthpiece of jus tice and humanity tempered with mercy, the bold and fearless champion of democracy, the inlexible enemy of autocracy. Very truly yours, (Signed) THOS. F. MAHER. $8,000 GIVEN TO MINISTERIAL WORK . It was decided by the Louisiana Conference of the Southern Metho dist Church. at its November session, to give $3000 to defray the cost of I added ministerial work among the sol diers and sailors in training within the bounds of the state. This money is but an added sum to the gifts of the whole denomination toward the same cause. At their meeting in Alexandria a few days ago the seven presiding elders of the state decided t that $1800 of this amount should be spent at Alexandria and Lake Charles and that $1200 should be spent in New Orleans. Methodist ministers met Monday, t April 22, and gave careful considera tion to the soldier and sailor prob lems of New Orleans and decided to place all work pertaining to the Al giers Naval Station under the imme dlate management of Rev. C. C. Wler, pastor of the Algiers Methodist Church. It was decided by the Methodist ministers that the Y. M. C. A. secre taries, visiting pastors and religious organisations are sufficiently active and acceptable to bring adequate re Igleos help and inspiration to the eamMps, bat that the large number of hboys that take shore leave from the Nrial sta ad anetafrleshes from the ttrdmla eas~ s see a charch home ~I-C ALL GAY BOAT HIO[ An all dlay boat ride on Steamer Sydney, Sunday, May 5th. Santa Maria Council No. 1724 of Knights of Columbus -will give everybody a great opportunity for rest and en joyment on next Sunday, when they will run an all-day excursion on the good old steamer Sydney. The course will be from New Orleans to Pelican Plantation St. Charles Par ish. La. A run of about 30) miles. Games of all kinds will be indulged in when arrived at the grounds. A real ball game will be played, be tween members of the Knights of Columbus and a picked team from the Plantation. It will be in the language of the day. "some game." Red would have said in the words of the immortal poet, but as many of us have never read the gentle man's writings we'll let it go at that. Races, why. records will be smash ed, records thiet have stood the test for years. There will be fat men's races. three legged races, potato races, pie eating races, etc., etc., in a word all the races that becomes a well regulated picnic. Someone sug gested a shrimp eating contest, but it was ruled out, for fear that a certain portly gentleman would en ter it. because enough of the species could not be found to satisfy the capacity of the said gentleman. A certain elongated brother has is sued a challenge to all comers, to match him in a slow race. Boys. oh Boys, its going to be some swell af fair. Aubrey and company are go ing to be there with their best girls even the scribe may be accompanied on the occasion. All the societies are helping, and everybody is talking it, and from general appearances everybody is go ing, and Mr. Hamsandwich will have a busy day of it. Now just think of it, good people, all this fun and merriment in these days of soaring prices, for the small sum of $1.00 for adults and 50 cents for children. Departure of boat: Third District Ferry Landing. 8:30; Canal St. Ferry Landing (City side), 8:45; Jackson Ave., Ferry Landing (Gret na side). 9:00. Return not later than 6:30. NEEDS SKILLED ARTISANS. Algiers Naval Station Issues Call for Several $8 Per Day Men. Skilled artisans for government work in New Orleans are wanted at once, according to an announcement from the local branch of the Civil Service Commission, 210 Customhouse building. -'Examinations will be held on May 18 for first-grade clerk, fore man electrician, foreman shipftter and boilermaker. These places pay $8 a day, and are at the Algiers Naval Station. A truck chauffeur and a gen eral handyman also are needed. This examination will be held May 9. Those who want to leave the city can find lucrative positions in Wash ington. Examinations are held every week. Machinists are wanted for the Charleston, S. C.; Key West, Fla., and Washington. D. C., navy yards. The government will pay transportation to these places. GUNYMARD SPEAKS AT NATCHEZ. E. P. Gueymard, manager, agricul tural bureau, Association of Com merce, was one of the principal speak ers Monday night at a reorganization meeting held by the Chamber of Com merce of Natchez, Miss., at Natchez Monday night. He represented Wal ter Parker, general manager of the New Orleans association, who was un able to attend. NAVAL BAND CONCERT. Harry FPalk, state secretary of the war savings concert, announced great interest was being shown in the free concert to be given at the Athenaeum on May 18 by the United States Navy Band of Algiers. This band seldom plays anywhere outside of the navy station and the public is anxious to hear the music, for it is considered one of the crack bands of the navy. The city war savings committee has iisted every person atteading the a Pe ase at least one -e Tha will be an a ~ s bedhse* ma war ALGIERS GiIS AOIHNER ARMY OFFICER Aleuxander W'ilson Norman is Mlade An Officer of the Infantry. Alexander Wilson Norman, age twenty-four years, ,oni of d1r. Jno. It. Norman. of Aurora Plantation has returned from Camp Pike a full fledged officer of Infantry. Young Norman left for l'amp Pike September last, and on account of not having completed his college course he was given an opportunity to finish his schooling and then went back to ('amp Pike, where he was recently graduated as an officer and assigned to the Infantry. Lieuten ant Norman will return this even ing to Camp Pike where he again goes in training. These young officers numbering some two hundred and fifty-eight will go back to their respective corn mands and in their respective places until such time as the new quota is drawn to be sent to the different cantonments and it will be at this time that these new officers will be assigned to different regiments to take charge of the men. Algiers may be well proud of the fine set of boys she has sent to the front. F.AREWEL LDANCE. Quite an enjoyable time was spent at the home of Miss Katie Spence on April 24th. when a farewell dance was given in honor of Mr. Merton Sadler. who on Saturday the 27th departed for "Somewhere in America." Dancing was indulged in and re freshments were served in abundance. All present had a most delightful time. Music was furnished by Marcour's Jazz Band and by Emmett Hardy. Those present were: Misses Clara Kristensen. Alma Gerrets, Anna May Gould. Thelma Lauman, Velda Le Blanc, Inez Clement. Irma Tufts. Mae Duke, Nirma Keenan, Clotilde Ennig. Nellie Herbert, Rose Harries, Anna May Reaney, Velma Borne. Ethel Lauff. Mamie Nichols. Dora Lee Ab bott, Nova Sadler, Marie and Irma Delord, Cleo Platt, Thelma Johnson, Mae Feeney, Lottie Marxen and Irene Schwalb; Messrs. Seldon Talbot, Ro land Horn. Jas. Connolly, Herbert Chapman, Thos. Hale, Lamar Smith, Oscar and Milton Marcour, Chas. Sta cey, Emile Hoffman, Edw. Stacey, Al vin McGivney, Alvin and Thos. Du puis, Jos. Olivier, Harry Le Roy, Ful ton Corbett, Jos. Houston, Jos. Or leach, Emmett Hardy, Jas. Glancey, Jas. Charbonnet, Roy Young, Ernest Brune, Raymond Curren, Joe. Lama na, Emmett Lauman and Magnurs Harper; Mrs. M. Nichols and Mrs. W. L. Spence. GLENNY OVERRULES ALGIERS FERRY MUNICIPAL OWNER SHIP. Nothing Can Be Done In afe of Franchises, He Says. Acting on the petition of the Al giers Improvement Association for the municipal ownership and opera tion of the franchises connecting the east and west sides must wait on the expiration of the existing fran chises which are vested in private corporations Commissioner E. J. Glenny ruler'Tuesday in a report to the city commission council. Further, Mr. Glenny said, the present city commission council will be powerless to act, because all the franchises are dated to expire after the present council's term expires. '"The Canal street ferry franchise extends to December, 1921," Mr. Glenny said. "The others expire at various dates during the next 13 years. The present council goes out of officb before any franchise expires, and it is .powerless, there fore, to take action without en croaching upon the Jurisdiction of the succeeding codicil." 'Recently the Algiers Improvement Association, declaring that lack of proper ferriage across the river was keeping the Algiers side Trom at talining its proper growth, petition ed the city authoritles to arrange to hs ajl er.e3 n4 ekn oesr and op wrsd trw ie easv tWw.t The Confessi ns of a Ger an * Deserter te sWritten by a Prussian Officer , P Who Participated in the Ravag- ' ng and Pillaging of Belgium . k h )1 Croit F* Aw PMO, .Q..3~ CHAPTER II. I went to Aix-la-Chappelle to a hoe pital. I met many more wounded men who had fought in Belgium. All were of the opinion that the Belgian dead numbered as many civilians as sol* diers. Even ift the German soldiers who fought in Belgium do not admit the cruelties committed against the Belgians. It cannot be denied that at least 80 per cent of the cruelties known to the World to have been com mitted in Belgium were only t-o true. A young sohlier \\ho lay next ga m1he in the hospital told me thaut his coal pany, during a Ftreet fight in I.l,.e, was given orders to kill everyboady without disc'rinmnation. Stenisenttlcal ly, one house after another was -'t on fire. The Inhabitants either fell in t hie ilames or became the victims in tile stroets to the gun barrels of the Ger man kultur-bearers. At the time I doubted the words of my neighbor, even though I had seen what German warfarfare eant. After a few days I was releaused frolt the hospital and again restored to my de tachment. Partly ,by auto, partly by foot, I reached my detachment by ten o'clock In the evening. Our tranlsport moved this time over Trier to Luxem burg. The little grand duchy of Lux emburg was overrun entirely bly Ger man soldiers. The Germans who had made their homes hl Luxemburg had everything taken away from them, es pecially the farmnus, all food, without thought of payment, so that in Luxem burg at this time there was a shortage of food. The people here as well as in Belgium were very friendly, yet they harbored a terrible bitterness against the German government, which had loosed ltftroops like a band of robbers and murderers over their peaceful country. Belgium and Luxemburg, the two first unhappy viCtims of the damnable German politics tad its drunkenness with power l That the Luxemburg citizens detest ed Germany an incident showed me which happened in the village of Mar, moth. We were in a friendly conver sation with a Luxemburg farmer. Two officers approached and listened. One ofticer, a captain, asked the Luxem burger, "What do you think of the war, and of the quickness of Germany? There is only one Germany, isn't there?" "Yes," replied the farmer. "Thank the Lord." For those four words the farmer was arrested at once and transported to Germany as a court prisoner. I could never learn what became of him. The same evening we were trans ported in automobiles and on the eve ning of August 20, 1914, we reached our detachment, which was about 35 miles from the Belgian city of Neuve Chateau. Thle regiment to which I be longedl iid'l 1t, t t:ake part in any opera tins after the fill of Lie,e, liUt was tr.tu, artel.d to thiti part oft lhelgiturt N iw I latra for the first tiae hita heauvy . u s Ii I s ir", :y (' e1lit' :; ny iti the Liege fighting. We lost 187 men In dead and wounded. This night we slept in an open field. At five o'clock' the next morning we marched again until four o'clock in the afternoon, when we were given a rest. It was about ten o'clock in the eve ning when we received orders to ad vance. We were all ready to proceed when another order came for us to re main at our bivouac overnight. Dur ing the night we heard thundering of cannon which became more violent. The battle of Neuve Chateau, which had continued from August 22 to Au gust 24, 1914, had begun. At four o'clock on the morning of August 22 we resumed our march. At Neuve Chateau the French army had encountered the Fourth German army. First there was, as always, minor qut poet and petrol fighting. By and by larger masses of troops participated. and as we took oar part in the hattle on the evening of August 22, the fight had developed into one of the most aeuginary of the world war. When we arrived the French occu pied almost three-quarters of the town. The artillery had set the main part of Neave Chateau on fire and only the beautiful residence section in the west ewn part of the city escaped at that time. All night long the house-to house fighting continued, but when at neon of August 23 the city was in Ger man hands the enormous cost to the Germans could finally be determined. Reeidences, cellars, streets and side walks were heaped with dead and wounded. The houses were in ruins empty shells, in which hardly anything remained undamaged that was of any real value. Thouusands became bet gare in one terrible night. Women and children, soldiers and citizlens were ly ing where the pitiless shells and bul lets had hurled them from life into death's dark void. True impartiality reigned in the killing. There wuas a Belgian woman lying next to a Belgian Sbaby which she had borne from house Sto street. Clos by lay a man of n" Wgrta Zqw beofp asUgi~tatr blS Both his legs were burned to the knees. Hills wife lay on his breast and sobbed so pitifully tlu.t her grief could not be endured. Most of the dead were entirely or partly burned. The cries of ag.ony of the animals fighting inciherntlilo were nixted with the groans and sobting of the woundfd. But no one, had time to lbother with themu. The Frellch were making an other stuan outside the city in an open field. As the eneImy \ ocuted the town the Germnuls madmitd n err.,r \\ hich cost thenm humi.retds of lives. They had oc Scupled the entire to\, ni so quickly that the (thriltai airtll!,'ry \hich .shelled a part of the city diid not lknow iof the lIchangei in thelt siltu:ttin alllnd threw sills into tilhe Ill,.i oft' theu infiantry. F'iially our soldlir.s \\ere comipelled to gixve up soline of their ga:ins by the pressure of oir cn\\I as well as the French fire, but reg:irined this ground after\\ ards. Strangeti'ly eml,.utllgh. the resiul, Ine sectin pr viotslty mtiiloined hadl not suffered serius.ly. All the hlou.i-e flew the ited P'ross and were used IS ttlempllorary hospitals. IHer it wasi rlported thaut Ilelgians mutlalt d Girllan soldiers. W\hether this x tere true, or only a: rinsir, similar to otlers Iilg h cln i .:antly started by G(tn:ln s'- tler's, I c::ilnot 1say, but I ido kin.X\v iihat ont August 2I, after the inrei, I h.,i r ltired, it \\us made ki1,x ll\ tih ,,iilh aill trly ntier that Genl:'n ! , Ul, ,- a lu.I hle,n murdlered tilrl, x:..l Ith , ,t lthe I t r tm rTlt y could not lax\, 11t, .., no of tlhe'e outratges Willh i, t ''-t :lx\ ' illt the xi' tillmis. It \wa , o'de',"I y 1h, ' .Ol- mitnander of thel lwti. to '.1 the rInllhildehr of thile city atil to rlow no tl mIry. As we took a short r -st frail ouri pursuit of tile enemly and looked Idu:\\ward clouds of smloke to the eustixardl shw\\ed that the order had been exe,,utell. A re mainning battery of artilliery had re duced the city to ashes. The French had made a ,tandl out ale the city and resisted to the ut most, but they were outnumbered. It was simply impossible to resist the pressure of the German war machine. When the German columns, with fixed bayonets, attacked to the accompani ment of their blood-curdling yells which, like their steel, penetrated to the bone, they resembled in every re spect American Indians going into ac tion, flinging themselves with blood curdling yells upon their enemies. After a three-hour fight many French men gave themselves up as prisoners. With uplifted hands they sought mercy. At last, on the night of August 23 and 24, tile enemy's ranks were thrown Into confusion and they retired slowly. I was in the first detachment which pursued them. To the right and left of the road, In the field and ditches, were dead and wounded. The red pantaloons of the French showed brightly on the ground. The field gray of the Germaus could hardly be discerned. The distance between us and the re treating French became greater. Our soldiers became happier over the out come of the battle and seemed to for get their past hardships. The corpses which filled the roads and ditches were forgotten amid the jokes and songs on every side. The men were already accustomed to the horrors of war to such an extent that they unconcerned. ly walked over the corpses, not Oaen considering it necessary to make a slight detour. At noon we nalted and were served with dinner from the field kitchens. We were surely hungry enough and our canned soup was eaten with the utmost relish. Many soldiers set their dishes on the bodies of dead horses lylng about and ate is gayly as If they were at home at their ,\\Wn tables. The few human corpses near our camp fifed to disturb us. Only water was lacklng, and after the linner our thirst became very acute, even torturous. We soon marched on, under a bour ing mld-d'xv sun, the dust of the high way lying thick on our uniforms and skiln. Now, no more cheerfulness wars evident anywhere. Our thirst became more unbearable and we grew weakw from minute to minute. Many In our ranks fell, unable to go further. Noth lag remained for our commander ex cept to halt, as he did not wish to ex haust aus all. As a result of this halt we were htft considerably in the rest and lost our place among those pursU ing the French. About four o'clock we finally saw before as a village. In the certain ex pectatlon of getting water there we quickened our pace. Fugltlves and empty munition columns passed us. Among them there was a farm wagon upon which were several civilian priS oliers, apparently franc-tireurs. A Catholic priest was among them. He, like the others, had his hands tied be hind him with a rope. To our curious questions as to what he hadl done, we were told that he had incited the farmers to polson the water In village. Soon we reached the village an first well at which we might fled our thirst we found posted. He drove a a warning that the Wt was ( on age 3)