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(Continued from last week)
1 went on down the road a stretch,
but soon found it was eusler walking
beside It, because the Huns had shelled
It neatly right up and down the middle.
Also, there were so many wrecked
borses and wagons to climb over on
the road—besides dead men.
After I had passed the area of the
bombardment and got back on the
road I sat down to rest and smoke. A
couple of shells had burst so near the
crater that they had thrown the dirt
right into the dugout, and I was a little
dizzy from the shock. While I was sit
ting there a squad of Tommies came
up with about twice their number of
German prisoners. The Tommies had
been making Fritz do the goose step
and they started them at it again when
they saw me sitting there. It sure
Is good for a laugh any time, this
goose step. I guess they call it that
After the fellow who Invented It.
One thing I had noticed about Fritz
was the way his coat flared out at the
lottom, so I took this chance to find
out about It, while they halted for a
Test just a little farther down the
road. I found that they carried their
emergency kits in their coats. These
kits contained canned meat, tobacco,
peedles, thread and plaster—all this
In addition to their regular pack.
Then I drilled down the road some
more, but had to stop pretty soon to
let a column of French infantry swing
on to the road from a field. They
were on their way to the trenches as
re-enforcements. After every two
companies there would be a wagon.
Pretty soon I saw the uniform of the
Legion. Then a company of my regi
ment came up and I wheeled In with
them. We were in the rear of the col
umn that had passed. Our boys were
going up for their regular stunt in the
front lines, while the others had just
arrived at that part of the front.
Then for the first time my feet be
gan hurting me. Our boats were made
of rough cowhide and fitted very well,
but it was a day's labor to carry them
on your feet. I began lagging behind.
I would lag twenty or thirty yards
behind and then try to catch up. But
the thousands of men ahead of me
kept up the steady pace and very few
limped, though they had been on the
march since 3 a.m. It was then about
II a. m. Those who did limp were
carried in the wagons. But I had seen
very few men besides the drivers rid
ing in the wagons, and I wanted to
be as tough as the next guy, so I kept
on. But, believe me, I was sure glad
when we halted for a rest along the
That Is, the re-enforcements did!
Our company of the Legion had not
come from so far, and when the front
of the column had drawn out of the
way along the road we kept on filing,
as the saying Is. 1 did not care about
being tough then, and I was ready for
the wagon.
Only now there were no wagons!
They belonged with the other troops.
So I had to ease along as best I could
for what seemed like hours—to my
feet—until we turned off onto another
road and halted for a rest. I found
out later that our officers had gone
astray and were lost at this time,
though, of course, they did not tell
us so.
We arrived at our section of the
trench about three o'clock that after
noon and I rejoined my company. I
was all tired out after this trek and
found myself longing for the Cassard
and the rolling wave, where no Mara
thons and five-mile hikes were neces
sary. But this was not in store for
Fritz Does a Little "Strafelng."
My outfit was one of those that saw
the Germans place women and chil
dren In front of them as shields
against our fire. More than a third of
our men, I should say, had been pretty
tough criminals In their own countries.
They always traded their pay against
.a handful of cards or a roll of the
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oones wnenever they got a chance.
They had been in most of the dirty
parts of the world. This war was not
such a much to them Just one more
job In the list. They could call God
and the saints and the human body
more things than any boss stevedore
that ever lived.
Yet they were religious In a way.
Some of them were always reading
religious books or saying prayers In
different ways and between them they
believed In every religion and super
stition under the sun, I guess. Yet
they were the toughest bunch I ever
After they saw the Germans using
the Belgian women the way they did,
almost every man in my company took
some kind of a .vow or other, and
most of them kept their vows, too, I
believe. And those that were religious
got more so after that.
Our chaplain had always been very
friendly with the men, and while 1
think they liked him they were so
tough they would never admit it, and
some of them claimed he was a Jonah,
or jinx, or bad luck of some kind. But
How We Give 'Erfc the Butt.
they all told him their vows as soon
as they made them and he was sup
posed to be a sort of referee as to
whether they kept them or not.
During my second stunt in the front
lines things got pretty bad. The Ger
mans were five to our one and they
kept pushing back parts of the line
and cleaning out others. And the
weather was as bad as It could be
and the food did not always come reg
ularly. Now, before they took their
vows, every last man In the bunch
would have been kicking and growling
all the time, but, as it was, the only
time they growled was when the Ger
mans pushed us back.
Things kept getting worse and you
could see that the men talked to the
chaplain more and quite a few of them
got real chummy with him.
One morning Fritz started in bright
and early to begin his strafe. The
lieutenant was walking up and down
the trench to see that the sentries
were properly posted and were on the
job. A shell whizzed over his head
and landed just behind the parados
and the dirt spouted up like I imagine
a Yellowstone geyser looks.
Another officer came up to the lieu
tenant—a new one who had only
joined the company about a week be
fore. They had walked about ten
yards when another shell whizzed over
them. They laid to and a third one
came. There were three in less than
I five minutes, directly over their heads.
Then a shell landed on the left side
of the trench and a poilu yelled that
four men had got It. They were all
wounded and three died later. The
lieutenant went over to them and just
after he passed me a lad got it square
not far from me and was knocked
over to where I was lying.
The lieutenant came back and
helped me with the first-aid roll and
then the Germans began using shrap
nel. The lieutenant was swearing
hard about the shrapnel and the Ger
mans and everything else.
Farther to the right a shell had just
struck near the parados and made a
big crater and across from it, against
the parapet, was a young chap with
a deep gash in his head, sitting on
the fire step and next to him a fellow
1 nursing the place where his arm* had
I been blown off. Our bread ration lay
I all about the trench and some of the
poilus were fishing It out of the mud
and water and wiping the biscuits off
on their sleeves or eating as fast as
I tliey could. Only some of the biscuits
had fallen In bloody water and they
did not eat these.
A young
fellow, hardly more than a
boy, stumbled ovej the parados and
fell Into the trench rielit ne:ir
fleutenant ~and the "lieutenant dressed
his wounds himself. I think he was
some relation of the boy.
The lieutenant asked him how he
felt, but the boy only asked for water
and smiled. But you could aee he was
In great pain. Then the boy said:
"Oh, the pain la awful. I am
to die."
"You are all right, old man," the
lieutenant said. "Yon will be home
soon. The stretcher bearers are com
ing." So we passed the word for the
stretcher bearers.
Then he took the water bottle from
the boy's side and sat him up and gave
him some water. He left the water
bottle with the chap and went to
hurry the stretcher bearers along.
When he got around the corner of the
trench the boy was slipping back and
the water bottle had fallen down. So
I went over to him and propped him
up again and gave him some more
The lieutenant came back with the
stretcher bearers and he asked one of
them, so the boy could not hear Mm, if
the boy would live.
The stretcher bearer said: "I don't
think so. One through his chest and
right leg broken."
The boy had kept quiet for a while,
but all of a sudden he yelled, "Give me
a cigarette!" I handed him a ciga
rette butt that I had found In the dug
out. We were all out of cigarettes.
So they lit it for him and he kept
quiet As soon as they could they got
around the corner of the fire bay with
him and through a communication
trench to afield hospital. The lieu
tenant and I walked a little way with
him and he began to thank us, and he
told the lieutenant, "Old man, you
have been a father and a mother to
And the lieutenant said to him:
"You have done well, old boy. You
have done more than your share."
When they started Into the commu
nication trench the boy began to
scream again. And the lieutenant
acted like a wild man. He took out
his cigarette case, but there were no
cigarettes In It, and then he swore and
put It back agnin. But In a few min
utes he had the case out again and
was swearing worse than ever and
talking to himself.
"The boy Isn't dying like a gentle
man," he said. "Why couldn't he keep
quiet." I do not think he meant It.
He was all nervous and excited and
kept taking out his cigarette case and
putting it back again.
The other offiaer had gone on to In
spect the sentries when the boy rolled
Into the trench and a poilu came up
to tell us that the officer had been hit.
We walked back to where I had been
and there was the officer. If I had
been there I would have got It too,
I guess. He was an awful mess. The
veins were sticking out of his "nteck
and one side of him was blown off.
Also, his foot was wounded. That Is
what shrapnel does to you. As I
crawled past him I happened to touch
his foot and he cursed me all over the
place. But when I tried to say I was
sorry I could not, for then he apolo
gized and died a moment later.
There was a silver cigarette case
sticking out of the rags where his
side had been blown away and the
lieutenant crossed himself and reached
In and took out the case. But when
he pried open the case he found that
it had been bent and cracked and all
the cigarettes were soaked with blood.
He swore worse than ever, then, and
threw his own case away, putting the
other officer's case In his pocket.
At this point our own artillery be
gan shelling and we received the order
to stand to with fixed bayonets. When
we got the order to advance some of
the men were already over the para
pet and the whole bunch after them,
and, believe me, I was as pale as a
Bheet, Just scared to death. I think
every man Is when he goes over for
the first time—every time for that
matter. But I was glad we were going
to get some action, because It Is bard
to sit around in a trench under fire
and have nothing to do. I had all I
could do to hold my rifle.
(Co.ntinued next week)
Sage Tea and Sulphur Darkens
So Naturally that No
body can tell.
Hair that loses its color and lustre, or
when it fades, turns gray, dull and life
less, is caused by a lack of sulphur in
the hair. Our grandmother made up a
mixture of Sage Tea and Sulphur to
keep her locks dark and beautiful, ana
thousands of women and men who value
that even color, that beautiful dark
shade of hair which is so attractive, use
only this old-time recipe.
Nowadays we get this famous mixture
improved by the addition of other
ents by asking at any drug store for a, »u
cent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Compound," which
hair so naturally, so evenly, that
can possibly tell it has been applied. You
just dampen a sponge or soft brush wita
it and draw this through your nair, talc
ing one small strand at a time. By morn
ing the gray hair disappears but wnas
delights the ladies with Wyeth Sage and
Sulphur Compound, is that, besides beau
tifully darkening the hair after a few
applications, it also brings back the gloss
and lustre and gives it an appearance
of abundance.
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound
is a delightful toilet requisite to impart
color and a youthful appearance to the
It is not intended for the cure,
mitigation or prevention of disease.
By Mrs. John Henry Hammond
The other day I was reciting to my
little five-year-old son the old nursery
"Here am I, little Jumping Joan.
When nobody's with me, I'm always
"What does that mean?" asked the
"Why, when nobody's with you,
aren't you always alone?" I ques
"No," he replied, "because God is
always with me."
How shall we measure the signifi
cance of this early realization of our
Father's presence everywhere? For
with the knowledge that God is pres
ent to help at all times, our children
lose the sense of fear—and there is
no greater lesson that we can impart
to them. From earliest infancy we
can begin to awaken in our children
the sense of the all-presence of God.
Froebel, in his "Mother Play," a
series of songs and games which he
devised as illustrative of how a
mother should play with her chil
dren, always seeks to make her look
from the things which are* seen and
temporal to the things which are un
seen and eternal the father is to
manifest so much patience and love
towards his little ones as to make the
transition of idea from the earthly
to the heavenly Father simple and
natural. The child is to be trained to
look upon himself as
necessary and
responsible part of a great whole,
and to be taught that the whole can
only be as strong as the weakest link.
This is the basic thought of all true
community consciousness. And from
his earliest infancy he is to be taught
to show gratitude to all who aid in
ministering to his needs.
In these days, when so much is
written about sense testimony, and
so much is done to meet the physical
and mental needs of our children both
in the home and at school, there is a
tendency to forget the teachings of
Froebel and to give our children only
a partial education, an education
which stops short of their spiritual
A momentous question, and one
which all parents must answer indi
vidually, is "Do we want our children
to be merely healthy little animals
with a certain amount of superficial
learning, or do we wish to develop
their deeper natures so that one day
they may be able to take their place
in the world, and through their spirit
ual insight into things, become powers
for good in the community?" For par
ents cannot turn over their own re
sponsibilities to the teachers and ex
pect them to lay the foundations of
character. The home is the place
where this must be done and it is for
us to prove to our children that it is
only as we are good ourselves that we
help those around us. Then, imitation
being one of the earliest and strong
est instincts of childhood, our little
ones, taking knowledge of us, begin
practicing in their own lives what
they see in ours. And living in an
atmosphere of love and harmony, they
come early to understand that love is
the greatest power in the world..
Farmers of the northwest are
warned not to sell their wheat at less
than the government price by the
Jump from Bed
Morning and
Drink Hot Water
Tails why everyone should drink
hot water each morning
before breakfast.
Why is man and woman, half the
time, feeling nervous, despondent,
worried some days headachy, dull and
unstrung some days really incapaci
tated by illness.
If we all would practice inside-bath
ing, what a gratifying change would
take place. Instead of thousands of
half-sick, anaemic-looking souls with
pasty, muddy complexions we should
see crowds of happy, healthy, rosy
cheeked people everywhere. The rea
son is that the human system does not
rid Itself each day of all the waste
which it accumulates under our pres
ent mode of living. For every ounce
of food
and drink taken into the system
nearly an ounce of waste material
must be carried out, else it ferments
and forms ptomaine-like poisons which
re absorbed into the blood.
J-ust as necessary as It Is to clean
uie ashes from the furnace each day,
before the fire will burn bright and
hot, so we must each morning clear
the inside organs of the previous day's
accumulation of indigestible waste and
body toxins. Men and women, whether
sick or well, are advised to drink each
morning, before breakfast, a glass of
real hot water with a teaspoonful of
limestone phosphate In It, as a harm
less means of washing out of the
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels the
Indigestible material, waste, sour bile
and toxins thus cleansing, sweeten
ing and purifying the entire alimen
tary canal before putting more food
Into the stomach.
Millions of people who had their turn
at constipation, bilious attacks, add
stomach, nervous days and sleepless
nights have become real cranks about
the morning inside-bath. A quarter
pound of limestone phosphate will not
cost much at the drug store, but Is
sufficient to demonstrate to anyone,
its cleansing, sweetening and freshen
ing effect upon the system.
United States Food Administration.
Federal Food Administrator Ladd
received the following telegram this
"E. F. Ladd, Food Administration,
Fargo, N. D.
"Enlarged demands by General
Pershing for material, resulting from
progress on the Western front has
necessitated the temporary diversion
of grain ships to his service. This
temporarily curtails the wheat move
ment from the sea-board and has fill
ed our sea-board and terminal ele
vators and thus checks the movement.
"It is reported that some farmers
have become panicky and are selling
wheat at less than the governmental
"There is no occasion for this. If
holders will have a little patience the
wheat will all be moved and the full
price secured by every grower.
October 8, 1918.
The Pure Seed Division of the Ag­
Thursday, October 17, 1918.
We will win this war—
Nothing else realty matters until we do I
The Flavor Lasts
ricultural College is especially inter
ested in learning of parties who have
wheats free from, or having but a
small percentage of admixtures, wilt
resistant flax, Grimm alfalfa, and
bromegrass which is free from quack
grass seed. Growers .interested,
should send in samples of any seeds
which they are holding for sale as
seed as soon as threshed. We will
tell you if it is worth while to clean
it up and save to sell as seed for
sowing. There will also be a demand
for early returned corn, and disease
free potatoes in fact, for any kind
of high class farm seed.
Those who wish to buy or sell seed,
will find it best to test samples first.
It protects the buyer and seller. In
case one wishes to buy a pedigreed
seed, as for example, wilt resistant
flax, or Grimm alfalfa, write us about
about it, and we will endeavor to
trace the pedigree.
H. L. Bolley,
State Seed Commissioner.
Agricultural College, N. D.
October 9, 1918.
fts simply a question
ofiArtthmetk which.
You will readily concede that the heating stove that
steals away from the chimney 38 per cent of heat units,
that other stoves waste, should receive instant consider
ation. The Round Oak Square Base Heater does this
very thing—the powerful hot blast converts the carbon
in the smoke into heat units and the heavy cold rolled
boiler iron body radiates them directly into your room.
But this is not all—the patented cone center grade and
double fire pot prevent the formation of clinkers, using
cheapest fuel. The seamless one-piece cast base with
door ground on, gives absolute control—holds fire 48
hours. The extra weight and gas tight construction assure
this supreme and economical service for a generation.
Let only the facts determine your choice. We invite
the closest investigation, knowing well the outcome.
Husebye Hardware
Williston, North Dakota
Sellers of Good Goods Only-Rightly Priced

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