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AMERICANS BUILD
GREAT MILITARY
FORT AT BRESI
ft Ma ecoFmln targest and Most
Moders of aearkatiotn
Poeints,
SANITATION ALMGOSTýfI'C_
I~wrW IFaei4ipe Ia.w Pve for Cu.
ing *o tamp 1 e.00 Moe of
Whom Latge a *eosrtie, Aug
Wountef t SiOCkmM0M
W i0 e "0 t ai 4
mo *w.,
BreaO, 1, Wee--4epts t lf Sa ivmin
town o! Cinislav. Chat lute eou inuto
the Atlantic eoeaa is elestiajed to jive
long In the a eawr oa the tAnwrient
soldiers taie seus to sawss he O aliedi
nations (rota the ties heet e4 *ejr
miany. *liros its aacisea saungarcts the
peple -rfi *'revos wiii sea the ?&.lo oi
the Mrtalwae doughhp t heat trsr-wrw)
the Aflantit eceatb to sat thea is
suppre3sin. the @xju1gaiujo o. 1utseie
autoucracy seates Leie Ieilsuld. .lia
:fork World eorevgpogs4.'t.
A)uieqi the text eighE t or tiie
months wnre tPhan t~1l9RIe o the
2,000,000 6ighlieig fes that wcre sexyS
by ~t t 'itted States to mindicate the
principles of mnuvw3rroac Wii eqi thic it
wtulK ¶ rvei is li we et ea tot theit I
homes. ~ouscsq tae the .resu that
knew the Tegiswue "g Caesart *ud Sli
deeds BS 4 10 hectt ujats Will sYnoac
figure jroniinemtlp is slw oieaseie soat'
ratbies of tam eohliiess sto Wilt .ni
barb C Is a e toser sei1 dearae a rse
so.eaa coil.
£itp Nd Useb h toetok At.
Iresf le c4 seep saseb to tfow at.
The enost .trildenO thia gthout it is
its .eFlui is a e5ot o4 suu4 dearC
sticks te swoe 's ert 'a &aIsae as
one's clothes
V iesr to S. saoetti a InD ghe Nreold
dike tIhia of iwat Itt Is aewas Inu
soe, fors, Wi9¶ the eabwatirAo of 0O v.'e
hew days duwi.C the peas. the ticr
eriag bkicu A Meat Y'isuisteeiv er
momentajitp . esTirioujg s teiwuese is
.!swayf eets to pail to $ iaaielteu'e.
it fird 3 is disagniwlvAte tili e aiej
o;~ crest, lut, 3kW et%. thinge is life,
Eiamilitwitt Breeds eaetriut oto at smie
unites star to Its disattwamages i4
.alyuS has inf It se it iem's eesse.
8ne of9he elis awest ectaetee to as
vitnessei, With the u isi fa it wca ls
*l vays ectceate tem srut e.d gittl
les thi nmiC, t thai t eieOd 8v Sp$s
Mrn4icaa 1irl1 soe see sauces em
see ptheusam GeOt lase gets ewd
seas to sIminlid iS aOtt cants d
the Ame 4ief lote "$. tbs. s te
oglr !at &nmesic i icie.sa som
of these glrl% /enrdp se I c O sus
Secuaslomer, S. Su i.ar tha . ®s e
jwatiom, isus 5.cm sm S. swro-neO to
Sthe tout Oa! to S. AllaerU to die
ti oeate tem ff" weirs d t
"ecstr .b" IIN Sol.
reest a 4 satpas pt Ibis b
0' s1reciss !eft .34potl7m of li
Iectsnicd sues d as ke 4 mrap aws
OomlnD it !to» tha t ilaathc, baso
aorta easted aowai sutd te grim.
cockel arbo% stoer outside esect
e par Iissidlad It o ess "t she
4oldes Sett it Sa U3.mEkreir it
10 valuable amarie w ruirca1 *h1
.he tren4 save s. 1+a *ame e..
(Ourl lt awhi! to weltr Plow she
4~epsedatluse dohe Seduim Osets Sps
obeyed Wpos Its eotaeses
!Chess to tees a6 0isoug OJni
Pate. ail ta Cia bamb tilt. orb"
*gpreas *nllk* to So teaeo lere
*leti svab sounh" 6I iaraffats *o
edls *ona No Ns bog1 oleos the
~iol' Mini
isa tTnlet Malt sglaets e ea
mar14 npertw st r 354 *Sm ri the
edvanfogeopof .li SaSb4Ut dseide4
dal hreat wae best 1.11.4o the pie
pose at the #edS r· diotweqe sated
is transpos Its lgtaiti .e. S. assist
I.s0 er.Ukln. mi Ceemmp. Hob a
the poputlaio as . h U eMablo
]riob towsa is eoed ! OSI The a4
eessltla eo as lass GOuAl~ed this,
Ma4 at istevas SI SeoUases ohmf
elme* as mc r sald 00eamusU .4
9Idulotiom wits the .stier nad maw
gatleedt hmricn ba seeusee asol ii
tie i8ucef s to Ce S. ciemI Hurt.
TIe lisyia asdestsmomameoatiwa te.
furs as primltive o. f seeus a (os
tury ege, aitb s .apCties that Otere
Oe anw .lectrio SgMs kiutead .4 tat
low dies ams of ilm boststrica eti
ma laSot w lieS gros ste 4e tht
weigt4 o enes persoms
a Otae hha t Sli things e3. epwtt5
wiUCb as tthe we.. before Anciest
florms anl customs plreait geaevll5)
So the Sncomweemiimee @ tle energetiC
hmerlcaS asi previde escelleet Sun·
Aerial 3or Suoulig piciwre egl~tits ¶%.
mnatee supply-t(he .me pcanwuat
proh~ler to tie sotwel tay Ott. ~neric
sngineers--is obtaleelb 31 ancemi~
9rocessee. Wheuw 45 mc mweuag' ess
tern. The suggestlosef uamking ene Ioe
h~rest as they Save Dreiulsb4( atis
vana and ?l&anila raenei gp~iwiItate4 a
aoevolntion.
Whl Waste Waeed) EaedeeitI
A new sewerago systenm wFa a?
flght in its wray. d~ecauw the lendieg
citizens ot Brest, whose au~ic~tcrs tue
hback to the time of the Ronias mars
hbut what was the goni @9 wrastint
good fertilized materlat thrugt ohm
Ifntroduction of modera eanihawyr do.
Coqfronted with this problem whici
t~hey were not able to answes to the
umtlafctlof of Brest. the AmericaN
"ngintcer® Wildintp i41e a l'. .711tu ýs of
the tlaIr-Ijir to e to cci ·Rntai p im.
0;rt:aW.(.f (tltecae4 t'" a-ial list( th( es-i
barkla tiS *fiB £-se e ci t.o ealtt tit .f
the otoii
They \ierkel(' pis $.(t0 fc o$ oa~;ný ý'
"n(1 (le€ at the uniiiifest ulieccinfert it
ef daily i-nuins and ?·erlIcctw injl 1
ttey %av, ini 5ouu tanezezii ur(i ii i-4 :j
hal6-way rtatioa tirtweu U ttir ti~lttlg
I nliy B 1. A Rre l A 1-Lic.l io scrnnqi psii,
gone Its the world. 8'oiiiiiiize ill
iiou? Ovoon eir eighit tilvs *lutsiids o;fl
the ?..wti it '41f. It. apIes.nt c lapaity
is Stout 449A54b. iVituii three emunthu
It s ill ittere Y'.' eih &uiae4 Ww take
tare .f 30*tJ,0Mit.
[Tier *sixharkatiom thsajiitat at IKee
11309, eplrated temy a few Iurnndred
tatde trots Ioeutitameaea. wil alto,
mnateip l ue a caliacity fot caring tot
13,©%I cameo. It can mow care tot
ieetwees lit asd seven thousand. lTotth
plantt are mear townpletioi. The Wlasus
stem Inallp ,rekeO oust will provide
eosnuwellatiosis foe three-fiftho ",l the
militasp estatuishumeunt snaistni utai b
the United gtates as Europ:ean soil
It is a gigantic task. this msaking 0
sew city for the care of lott the sickr
aid well, tut it iL one that the suen
imtrustdu *-itte ite* werk tirliive they
can accniuplisb unadet thue suns- ua
fatoraile circumustance..
As it assanies ths tonso f its duiiet
Lnuipswtatuce all Lutr~lweuo w8de will
lOad to Kest.
Te Keep Vie Well Diverted.
1Yie Pig tuing as the ,e.tauusibht
shicials siew it, ia to [email protected] [email protected]
healthy msen 5-itt diveraiols to keel
thuci sot o4uly out of miisctuiel but in
good siirita whilue waiting for (ratt
poetatios. Mei slt.( have lies- living
meat clout to death atilt voontautlv tui
dee she ttuusder (l great guns are
ninding life at .leteutiois an inLutern
Ienett canit rather yuuiistsrs-mtieug. it
ia 91w purpos of the ellicials respoas
oiblte oe tleir -elfare c(, i. kei t(hole
Oc 151)titl sm thatt tus-I wily Sui4 iri~O
the tumult oft sat of trool toot &uuct
t1i4e the Rtelay of gettisog tu~iu#.
Upi to dtate the hief *,octIcl~liiiwh ol
tlhe 0,(Rs mien wtuis are centerei lcrs
AIas les confinotlucil to recttlaliiiiais to
dates of de~irtuure untI (tafiisg a .oiSc
vii view Wt tllc fe's *&itbctioiIO ~il
Brest.
II,.Ine OAY$ Ot the Qa.tivre tllrt:a.i
.let is Iua'urisscih lbk the lact that
te s nl et sir ailowing Iictiure shor-t
an the tow.a vern reItrietioese art
late.sd smpoa the Ventures ,d, the
douitharey is the bight life .)f the
sraeillit ureg. The giglS *t4 lret at.
oat Saeniciilavlp atItcltivt. M.reil
facre are sot atclting to qlutities at
r)s!wcatl heauty, althoug~ hwir havntl
and feet alw mot the sort that insapire
Site s.ulttoI sir painter to repru.hduce
tirm in mud, marble or on, a.vas.
The militarp police keeup a pretty
sharp ere on the asw in u haki, and
the penalties for infraetiots of army
ulw are pretty eere.
The doughtboe meake light ef tme
Seud, their welt shod feet squash int.
St, and their comfortable clothes re
slat the penetration of the mist that
noats evet end aroused the Finisterrn
eninasula There 6n little of me die
eomfort from told, because while
Sueb furthe? morth thai New Yor~.
Bre.d catches the easters end of the
Gult etream, and the temperaters
fares falls below S. end most fro
Sgeetty Ouctuates betwee.a5 and 54
!h ones are wel f.ed and romnSto
ably bossed& The mothoes eo smme . e
theta would probabtl raise tbris
fandss h borror at ene o twoe features
ft Obel dailp tite, but the health re
poets o~ the camnp utsish substantial
eod thai the precautions taken by
the uo.eramfet are workisg out mueh
move satisfactoillp thas the tegimes
bspiad bP some Influesce.
the atmp ind asap officate point
qtth eride oe he facthat ia one dap
U,4106 Americas troops debarked eO
U ,ree, end that during thse ert day
,000 were added to the total. i4 .
hease that as aggregatiom of Oghting
ste e.se-talf the size of the mobile
.my .t the Casited States four rears
ege rwas dumped4 ite she mud as
'kstl S a eouop of the most to
pressie chip. that ever sailed the
ats-the Leviathas, Mount Wash
bg(te. . resident Grant, Gedrge
Wakhinsgto5 President Lincolt, t5
rrae. tPatle end the fatetia.
Medioest equtatioeso Rigi
lhe iedicat regulations ethat prevail
ai the hief Amnericas military de
eaekatkos port are most rigid. Po
eoldieu is permitted to enter or teare
the camp without a thorough exam6
sation and ihes bee eceives his ticket
to ge aboard ship to go homle he mnset
be I40 uper cent ihysicallp.
Arrivimg bp traim from 6nterioa
pointse his dothing is taken from hicr
nnd is subjected to a process that
prec.ude. She possibility at aifection
te Insect life. He gets a complete
iew outst Milt mnaney titet esnveni
escrs that wer ee iot possible while
ye was sip conl the fighting tine.
The fat.iliten tost handling the
troop. sent to this y)oist fog transfer
to ships is abnot as eemplete as a
staff est taitiud erpegts can make it.
t is (aPt eytwrior to Fren'h tailtoad
facilities. ot the least shal. ef the
trenwndous tindeftating of receiving
1at transtoting tle A.meriean fight
in tact tfalles t the humhle stevce
dotre elect wallopera rnd atnamker
truck elrivers and generat tousti
bouts, relertlt as well as -hite.
There in intense Ui.atrp between
the nice American Forts estabtished
tIn 'rate for the hono? of breaking
the lecord eit enhauier ati4 torward
ise anaterial and supplies to the
armieset ccrupatio. This contest
is know ase the "satc ta Beclise. is
which Brest teads. e fighters ever
worked harden thai do the dock ames,
lighten men and stevedores in trying
for this prize, which ts to be shared
#n by all the men of the wining port
FEW AMERICANS
I4 PARIS PRISONS,
CnTN 123 Held. Now, and These
Largely for Mincr
Iniraciicns®
MEN CHAFE UNDER DISCIPLINE
SLmedt Ate ti* P·risoers Traeit, Their
Ieuohbe e *.iBei Absenr Witheut
Leave.-M-aI of Them 04a4v
$ightg G..d War Recordea
rP FRIDERIcI A. SMITH.
qChicago Tribune Correslondett.I
Saris..-The ancient Petit RoquettO
prison, in the IRue Koqlu.vtte. iU i
gloornl! Pheltel foe tue Ilulnlco)Ii9Ytionf5
Casualties in St. *kir:.:i-;hr to, wec
the ttoys of our army anti the temnp
tatione of Parie. Tlie fact that I2V
Aierican soldiers ;ar. incarcerated
F there is trot sueY& a slittci 9.s ,F f:tittu
ia the Character of o,:r w¶dlicivre wtthn
It is ~rius'idclen th1at title ij 4tnly a
tin. groul uit of the ;.lYlil tO ight
tri nueah vh.. .!asuns 'Iwee.
The~ pollulatioh sft tn I'ett? lEs
* tjette ?eplrfsettts that restless elementer
at. the anru wchit9t. ttrougl. thte wvsah
mwss of vscge'5is .-4,,slvvialit!r olr a frut
*rat inst i nt fuir *t'.tttgtliti g. itut"
aettmhe witlh the tnilit:try toliiw. In
siew of the factthat? the lighting is
v\-et? aunt fhle ueg are ,hntlutg at their
Inahility to get houne, it i stroblably
a point iin the aruy's fatvor that sc+
few hlare fallv"ini.tot trtuulle in, %eatuwth
ofr. 1 nr u 212111 illt. rt a 'lllu eu tt.
Chafe Under DisciplineI.
Alsip~ it vnustg ties vlolllwlrvlul' ou
Atoys ""rtml trttis tn uIuueulilithi'l" e"ll
try antul the "l.citudtltuu iu this rigid
eruma is riot yet *tltt erntutlO to flav
ptatict a tY* tle;tiniii iulittIsl'l onu tha
soltiters winhe worti inr htie tretiuhes
Is over.
trouble to bTeing Iabsent l witlhlut .a:r"..
Havin ul-er.tayed l-ea'' or , ft their
euttit without leave. the. to? s fear to
g«o hm t'. .-h..revie without leIves-'-.
W. L."-thus t ,aol" *0"l'arge l s alT:ng
ntg firon,. ars!*!.r (ow:. t"o f rgiery sf
Many elf 1te i risoners have A ,night
good n-ar rcoll). lnsoe wea;rilng wound:
stripes. and eve~eral having battled glo
riouslly with one r anothler of
the shock divisions that were always;
IS the thick ,of thing!.
One tall, light-haired how had rui
away to Paris for a holihay after be
ng int a hospital several weeks and
uinable to speak above a whisper,. due
to being gassed hin the Argonne. He
enlisted when sixteen, and has a rec
erd any man mnight be proud of, but
be got tired of restraint and now is
e! the gloomiest prisom he ever saw
because he became involved is the
use of forged passes.
There is a real tragedy, however.
over the dark, chill cell holding James
F. McNicot, who says he is from New
Work and Philadelphia. McNico, look
ing the sailot all over, is handsome,
Ilear-eyed, tall, and not over twenty.
His relatives in #ennsylvania have
held a proud name there, but on a lit
tie white card on the outside of
"Mac's" cell door is the following in
ecripltion, ndes his arte, "charge.
murder."
stlai is6 ight
ho far ac i -old learn, it wasn't "
rimle con.',:': ed for the purpose of
tobbery or Tf' ,rime's sake, but the re
sult of a fish' ,etween six hothead sot
diers, In which one was slain. But
that is only part of "Mac's" tragedy.
His brother, arrested with him, at
tempted to escape with half a dozes
ather prisoners, Including "Mac," the
)thee alght./ "Mac's" brother was the
.rs.t to climiA over the window ledge,
elinging to a tope made of blankets,
but the rope broke, and McNicol fell
three stories, dying instantly ea the
Stone paving of the prison court.
"Mac" tooked from the window and
turned away with no heart for a fur
ther attempt at flight, he and the other
prisoners going back to their celle and
locking themselves is.
It is impossible to h.eat the nlassive
atd pile these winter nights,. and the
m.en are forced to sleep on mattresses
on the floor, because experience inas
shown that the prisoners used the legs
of rots formerly supplied for trying to
dig thlough. the limestone cell walls.
It ls irnmp.sible to smake a m.odern
jail of an ancient dungeon, but the
army is doing the best it cam.
IMother Offers Eyes
to Restore Son's Sight
* e
* Troy. Si. T.--3?res. ?:,rsat
I '&auai' tvaists faot eyes triis- I
fe'rret. e thI lsek-1ets of hlr son.
; "trn 'wlI4i tIoi \Vnil sev .'entein. e
• u rn : . fo :19 u9 i!i t.e was blin -
I eeh: I:4 P., ih' t . 4n m11 in:is
" \i. ',-I ei r f l hii ,.ri fie
t* , ::',:t 1 :. :::; "i. i :, ', . :t:,,'
e 'a "1!r I , i:. \(,$ i0 i":,;W:i e te "
tmnas -op Caisee Qcau4.
4.itclhliehl. 1l1.-it*elairiig 6t 'hrist
tae toy j' this gran*In.li eost [r. W.
A. Allen. tioneC plhyoci in. Iie life. lHe
Cat his hand and hlood poiso. de
veloped. resulting it his death * ew
daya afterward
MABRANDED BY i
ORDER OFGERMANI
American Prisoner Is Disfigured!
iA Almost UnbeliewvaT13
Manner.
GHASTLY DESIGN ON hEAD
formee Ciecuo Performer, Horribl.
Mutilated, so Forced to Do Work
of Oxen for Turkish Master.
Made Harem Guard.
London.'-Maer have beers the tates
exaggerated or without foundation,
which have passed fronm nouth to
mouth, and even found their way into
print. of prisoners of war who have
been sent homne with faces disfigured
by brands of the Cerman eagle, snakes
end other horrible objects. Mlany )of
these stories could not be traced by
the aufhorities and were attributed to
heated imaginations. A correspowdent
of Lloyd's Weekly, however, has dlis
-overed a very had rase of Huan saº
agery, which sufficiently testifies to
this method of mutilation by branding
or tattooing, being no efaggeration.
"The man's mame is ItoughtoR and
be lives in a miserable slum near Wa
terloo, hating to go out in daylight.
O)n his forehead was a disfigurement."
says the writer, "that seems almost
unbelievable in these days of s.-call
ed civilization.
"The man's head Is covered with'
short stubby gray hair, and his mat
urally ine forehead gives plenty of
Poons for a sinister sign that stretches
Ifromll telple to temple and fro.l the
arch of each eye(brow to the edge of:
the scalp. It is * heavily tattooed
.lesign~ of a huge .rablike creature
which be afterward told] na is F.lled
The Spider of IDeath' or the scorpien.
Ghastly in Design.
"n so;me horrible frl;nzy of imagi*
rNation this -rea'ture, which had been
pricked with red, white and green inks
rpo1n hii foreheadi. has bhe'r given
three bodies. One ties over the other
and each outtin, is clearly visihle. It
shows first the 'hield of Bulgaria.
above that the military drum of Ger
many, and superimplosed( upon these,
the fez, the star and the crescent of
Turkey. On either side stretch eight
human-hooted legs, while front the
middle, or head of this horror. hangs
a ring showing that the man brand
ed thus is the property of the Turks
for eternity.
'Yes., that is what I have to show
for my share in the great war,' said
the branded man. "I have seen a lot
In may life. I was born fifty-seven
years ago in Chicago and I guess
there are a good many men there yet
who remember the same of Roughton.
famous for feats of strength and phys
tcal endurance right through from
Maine to California.
"'My life has always been one of
adventure. I have been a "strong
sman" and an acrobat in circuses.
"'When the war broke out in 1914, I
.olned up with a regiment of royal en
gineers that was being recruited in
the States, and over I came to the
-ighting front.
"'I was at Moas, and I got the ribbob
right here,' and hi produced a little
blurred ribbon. 'But I sever wear it.
After I'd4 nished with the Second
army In France I was moved to Sa
tonika, and then to Mesopotamia. and
that's where I got eaught.
"'It was while I was doing some work
with barbed wire one might alone out
under the stars tn that 'blessed land'
of Mesopotamia that I got done tn.
They got me, but It took a lot of them
to do It
"'1 was put to work, and I tried to
escape, and I was caught and put
through more torture, and then one
day a Turk under the direction eof a
German offi rv, put this upon me.' end
the man smote his forehead with a te
rible gesture.
Made Guard In Marem.
*By and by, over there in Turkey,
my captors realized that my physical
strength was beyond the ordinary and
I was turned .over to a pacha who
bought my body for his service. I was
put to work pulling a plow, and when
I didn't covet enough ground, or the
furrows that I made were crooked, I
was beaten with a leather eat-o'-nine
tails that had nails at the end of ea.h
thong.
"'Then the great potentate for whom
I worked seemed to realize that he
was wasting good materiat in rough,
unskilled labor, and after many weary
punishments he placed me (witle this
badge of shame upon my brow and the
price of 5,000 marks upon my .head
should I try to escape) as the guard
ian of his harem.
*"'Among the many women staves in
this place there was a young Arabian
girl who had been stolen and sold to
the mat who was our master. bihe
was unhappy to the verge of madness.
and the horrors throughs which she
went on many occasions nearly drove
me out of my mind. By methods that
are too long to tell you, this Arabian
and myself plotted and planned to
gethee and succeeded in escaping.
Finally we snanaged to get in touch
with British troops.' "
First Cargo From Greea
Niew Torl--For the first time since
the beginning of the war a steamship
arrived here recently with a tommer
eial large from Greece. The ship was
the British steamer games Carinva
line from SatoikL. fihe brought glt
asts tfbaobe eand Iiueo,
- _-
ENTERT ' aZ t
Relative of President Polk Opens
Chateau in France to Men From the
United States.-Bareness de Char
ette So Pleased at Visit of 150 Boys
From Her Native State That She
Kisses Every One of Them.
eouthern 1hospitatity In Fre.lth
chateau.? Certainly! ?Hb-nalted shFo
are t.earing the polish off the beauti
ful hardwood floors of Ras'e Motte,
the chateai of Baroness de Ctharette
in Brittany, for every Friday from 1011
to 200 soldiers of the American army
are entertaine4d unde that hospitabtle
roof in typical *'down Mouth" fast.
ion. The baroness before her soar
riage w.as Miss Antoinette 1'olk of
Nashville. Tenn.. a relative of Presi
dent Polk, a siece of ,en. Leonidas
Polk. ant Episcopal hishop, who was
i killed in action, and a beauty anId belle
of ante-bellumn days.
Since the T. M. C. A. took ftthre of
the spaciou.s asinos at Dinard :ntid St.
Malo. in the Brittany leave area, last
August. the baroness ha.s lent a will
inn ha.d to the work of entertaining
the war-worn doughboys there mon their
wee.'s Tea.ve. Her iFriday afternoons
at hter beautiful dhateau rear ~ t.
Milo are a regular feature of the R(.d
Triangle program of amnusement for
eaclh group .of boys that arrive.
Kisses All ef Them.
imagine her pileusure thin winter of.
receiving a ,ielegatioil .f 1i(0 rosy.
rhe-eked( fellows. whosie soft, soutlhr!i
drawl announced ait onle that theey
were TenteII seeans. Thei l(iay ' wereV
nllmtliers of the Thilrtieth d.iv'isi.n -aIn,
were having their first rest lifter .'ll i
mnonths on the ihiri!ti front. They
were as tickl'd as rshilthir i. over thei
party at Passe Milote. .esweially wvolh
Sihe baroness signifi"l heri intialmiots It.
kiss every one of the-is.
Althouglh seventy-.ir entars ti! te.
she was equal to. the sceec;ict.s. a:iit
each boy not only reevived : ki-s; ll*
a little car(d iHearil= i? ie .y t''r tin -g
and the personlll iglnature of the hat
oness. Many of the men were from
Nashville, so old friends were recalled
and personal reminiscences indlllged
in until train time.
Brittany, once famous for the boun
teous repasts served in the fishermen's
cottages, as well as in the chateaus.
has been hard hit by the war. Like
all France, that particular section has
been forced to retrench in order that
the troops might be well fed. But
somehow Baroness de Charette man
ages to spread a feast for the boys
who come to her house each week. She
accepts gifts of sugar from the V. M.
C. A. canteen, and with it smakes de
licious chocolate. old-fashioned tea
cakes and pies that 9tase that "honey'
taste that the boys like. A nreat and
jam sandwich. a generous helping of
Saratoga chips and a glass of Hider
usually completes the nealt.
In the drawing room is a piano 150
years old. It is not an heirloom that is
kept edosed by any means. for the bar
oness invariably rinds a soldier amone
her guests who can play, and the lit
tile rosewood "music box," almost toy
like in size, is made to resound to rol
licking ragtime. Persian rugs are rolled
up and dancing follows.
Interesting Mementeoes
The chateau Is a beautiful place sit
uated on a large wooded estate. It has
been in the Charette family for ages
and the reception rooms contain many
'interesting mementoes of bygone days.
Baron de Charette was a member of
an old royalist family bitterly op
posed to the separation of church and
state, and for ten years was com
mander of the army that defended
Rome. This army was made up ef
volunteer forces from many countries.
whose strong religious faith inspired
them to enlist under the banner of the
church.
Ten years ago General Charette and
the baroness visited America and
spent some time in Tennessee. He
died six years ago. and since then the
baroness has remained at her estate
il Brittany. Her sister, Miss Polk of
Maury county. Tennessee, lives with
her.
The doughboys who visit Basse
Motte are a source of never-ending in
terest to the tiny Marquise Antoinette
de Charette, three years eld, grand
daughter of the baroness. The smalt
daughter of the house is the child of
Baron de Charette, w'ho followedl the
family tradition and married a: Amer.
ican. His wife corne eof a liistin
guished Louisiana family. ile was
seriously wounded -while in the Irenct.
tlilk .service.
W eela Oldest City VeteR
Prd'ihbly the eldest I,.'rson its c',!t ,
Fott* Irn ?Iave was ?r-s1. Mairy A. Lo
gan of T..' zat .l' w .t-ninth avenue.
Theilgh tliinetyn 41n at* rs old. M.r. .L
gaol is .is vitally interested in the h f
fairs of tiet state and tintien tihat *h.(
insisted on Being ta kes so the rolliy
place of her elistri'ct prf·tinct ,-6;, anid
there, she leclaseud. she loeted
straight Republican ticket.
Vaudeville in Jail.
Add twentieth century jail tetr.ies.
Vaudeville sact are now presented i_
mates of the MilwanLkee 5-euelty jail
ever Siundald. Tihey're packis 'mt i-.
BR!TISH OUTWIT.
GERMAN SPIES
Inte ifr~ce ' fir-c Kept Hunr
fl.'y by Supplying Prepare:
"Facts."
FOOLED KAISER'S ADVISERS
InferYatiet Sent to Germany Which C
Kept Hindenburg's Staff Busy PrO.
teCting Themse~lve Against
Peril That Did Not Euist.
lwltI4 eem-- ih : w tenrt ofP the Ina%,*
troiser of he. Dr I:s pcn the out
witting In Every :`'°" v. r.!'. ",f the enuch
vaunted ad i( 6 *,trlnliii EpY
.y-teuIt hy tlh. 6 :. i '' 1'"'rate ot
~.ll i~aYt inite!Iige °o:. I riI;.i igo
WSeti the :iiiptri ": " "Q . 1:! jrical
Irmeiiffer"'e' te tt ( : .., ' Y pi. ystenl
w:icvh .,e-erraiile' 9 * ·;ty :rº:ir and
sawetd 3crtsdef :n; :. .t:iten' :tiiUflt of
trouble; but wi;,t b\I d711one during
the war ii. *ir"..iiiC1tvtig (Germnan
trearhery anid ruueiit:g bIas heenn amaz
ing. It would ,win'i t. have been a
gigantic failure. l lid the explanation
of that failure aii,;:I.a ra to tie in a
very renl tn deru sa~tliirig of the Ger
maith hlinfl ";i the piar it uf the intelli
gelc.u e1. nFtultl tIC?. TAtey realized that
tt.. 4.erii;xtn tin, sot ye t beten born wio
ram re'ist a fart. "Eiv. a German
tine little fact to pilaiV witt! unil it will
keel) him ttajipy for thours.
Therefore. the iyineh:tritot German
I sigento were. suppliei' wiith facts. arid
j At Enii~i intrelligc now e tfllart't" 'ent
T watchetd quit·ly t !Ttile they 5layedi
e'.til& Birlnt. Thte &a.- e fre *intirely
Elinlhit pJi'il?) andC! 1i,4inttti*lr 4 thety Weire
ucft tat. ::at alt. I,nit they pvi-ed.4 their
l )11)ii(!4 ;i.td LCe*i It-il the aiclitl sty of
--till 11.r; g1,ei/,isate Of the OlCerware
seCrvice.
r..e..( ed Hue CIunseIs.
Thwre tterr enwRSiiw sniter. they
·lrvtei. :,i eIvin rlrat".r putrllptose. for
ma.ni. or sere clikwvd 0o. go.. where
the,.- ttl'hl i l to : tl..k i th.' rolli!.ils .'
the kt;iSr "e aTi-.'er .a4lc tset It#1 er*
tr.. inlg thlliis* r t 1ive i:: . l . pl .ri!
w\hlic'l slid nrot e:xil;. 3!v.tnwliiie the
lritish intelligencie elepartmnnltl - weai
cheerily on with their real business,
and prepared wali iols little surprises
for the Hun, and tlelivered them in
due tourse, suchl surprises, for in
stance, as the tanks, of which the Ger
mans knew iothing intil they were
upon them.
Undoubtedly the failure of the enor
emously costly German intelligence sys
tem had much to -oi with the ultimate
defeat of Germany. They were beaten
at their own game. Brig. Gen. C. K.
Cockerill. who has been director of
special intelligence, has just disclosed
some secrets in a farewell message
to the staff, which vunle.rs more than
,00ft0 persons. - * * *
"The detection and conviction of
enemy spies," he sayr, "ha. been your
primary business. It is satisfactory
to note that in iaost easc-. the arrest
of the spy has fol!ewe.d quickly on his
entry into this onroll ry. You havc
been. in Itoint of f:,it, the c-hef agency
in preventing the leakage of naval aniil
nmilitary information. To mention but
a few instances of your success, the
Withdr-awal from Gallinoll. the con
struclion of 'tanks,' the preparations
for the offensive at Chmbral, and also
for the recent counter-offensives which
destroyed the German armies, were
all known to numbers of people in this
country but were concealed from the
enemy. There is, I alu informed on
the best authority, no evidence that
enemy submnrinea have ever received
Information of the departure of ship
ping from Iritislh ports. Thanks large
ly to your efforts. nii nat of destruction
or incetndiarism 1I:1e been committed
by enemy age-nt il thlis 'oiuntry. This
Is the more re;lnarkatle whleln the num
her of enemy :rii."us at large is con
sidered. iou have *l,hitlned infoima
tilon of incal.ulable .value to the naval
intelligence, the snilitairy intelligence.
and the war trade in~tellig.ence d!epart
manents.
Piled Up Centraband Evidence.
"It will intierr-s~ you to know that
in practically every 'a.se of contra
band which has bh~n brought before
the prize court, the evidence .,n which
the crown reli.s la.is beien furnis!ted
by you. The significance of this state
ment wilt be better appreciated wh-en
it is added that the estirnmated value
of prize .rargoes, *xclusiv-e of ships. is
over f0,0.(X,t)0K. iYou lrelt, ietore'viel'r.
stopped enemy r.leittinllces toi the
value of about £it, 4K0.il00, and you
have omnpletely ]cItrz,-oy-ed the neary's
overrex !s.wri;tirirtions, sic far 2
vt, 5' " . 651. r , .
? i ( ;;1r 'i ' t. I t 1 i ;Y, rat Ii ""hll!
tTli - :. I?.lpri::'t lIccisio .:s ti:ai beLr i
girven ii ih.- rc:rtr.i of s!iiii:.ry dr-l
iatii,.? Sr.l w. mucih trcuiblu, ha- been
ta:ken in the s -el.-ictin of intel' ..~ nre
i0rsotrnet for the fiehl, and invtrstixa
tions elrmandling technical il:,,lifica
tiltis ",f a li.g! al-der hiave beern con
ducted.
'Am tylir-at e:rllntyues I tuay nlenaion
the highly stilli-d .trk 4f the staff of
the hieminieal laebrateor in *-onncr-itiots
with secret ilik.; if the photogralJhiie
and 4s0)11 elperts, and of the Yprofessors
of aneom.meoi laInguages. Much f the
woll has been ats secret that no ref
erstee to it ia as. let permivi~lrl."

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