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1 Tin ' i 6—«_iima |/W i ! St lv\ W' Mb’ L® X \ Vj \ *_? ® J ( M! s ®rz3 i KOS i |l 111 Illi' f II a ! 11l ! '' i |;‘i i II ! M M ' K'» ii I CSIXI i i Page 12 Consul Frost Calls Germans “Jackals of the Sea!” Says the Sinking of the Lusitania Was Foulest Outrage of All German Crimes—Pays Tribute to British Navy. Wesley Frost, former United States consul at Queenstown, Ireland, who came into international prominence when the Lusitania was torpedoed by the German U-boat, and who knows more of German frightfulness on the high seas than any other man living, in all probability, was in Augusta last Wednesday and made two addresses before the Rotary Club in the afternoon and al Partridge Inn in the evening before the Chamber of Commerce. This account deals with the evening ad dress. President .Tames M. Hull, Jr., president of the Augusta Y. M. C. A. and a mem ber of the Chamber of Commerce, intro duced Mr. Frost, whpjproved to be a tall, slender young man, with a seriousness of manner and earnestness of utterance that is undoubtedly due to the series of sea horrors which he has witnessed and heard from the lips of survivors, as they landed in open boats on the Irish shore. Without any effort at oratory; with no effort at inspiring hate; without mention ing the very important part he has played in securing evidence to convict the Ger man of piracy and murder, he spoke for an hour and after relating many instances of German frightfulness, concluded with the sinking of the Lusitania—"the foulest outrage of them all.” Three Killed By Shell Fire. On a single day in Queenstown he lias seen the crews from six torpedoed ships landed and in the three years of his of ficial duties lie has had reported to him the sinking of eighty-one ships by Ger man submarines, on which American lives were either lost or imperilled. This is due to the fact that the Atlantic ocean south of Ireland is the greatest ocean highway on the face of the globe and is an ideal spot for submarine operations. In many cases, the only warnings given the crews and passengers of these ships was the shelling and bombing of the Germans and very recently, three persons were killed by shell fire while the Germans were in open boats. Oen day while at the dock, he saw the remains of the commander of the California carried by him in a gunnysack. Taunted Drowning Men. Mr. Frost stated that the commander of the Carnhill was ordered to take his nine teen men to the submarine and while they were standing on the deck of the subma rine, she dove under the water, leaving th nineteen men struggling in the heavy sea. Many times, men have been held in small boats alongside submarines, while the Germans taunted them and shouted insulting epithets at them. Some of the crew's of submarines watched men drown ing in the ocean and took photographs of them. Mr. Frost said: "Only the relent less avalanche of facts, week after week, month after month, convinced me that this is America’s war.” Murder In First Degree. “The U-boats skulk up at night, with out warning, and in one instance, but one out of thirty-nine were saved, while in another, four were saved out of thirty two. Ships have sunk in the darkness of night in sixty seconds, and fifty per cent, of all the ships sink in ten minutes or less. Murder in the hrs-, degree is the verdict of the world. It is said that to day the subs fire their torpedoes by mi crophones and do not rise to the surface. The torpedo strikes amidships, causing the boilers to explode and many brave fellow-s are blown to ribbons or boiled to death in the steam. One-third of the casualties are due to exploding boilers. Germany says war is a rough game, but that is no reason why it should be foul. ‘Ruthlessness’ is the only word that con veys any meaning of the outrages, but the attempt to turn the waters south of Ireland into a marine inferno is failing. Tribute to British Navy. “Two boatloads of British muletteers who had been given up for :ost were saved by a British tug and I want you to join with me in saying: ‘All honor to the Brit ish navy, which night and day has been hunting down the jackals of the sea.' It was my privilege to receive the Amer ican flotilla and I found the ships in tine trim, ready to go into action at once. In fact, the United States officers put into effect four practical suggestions imme diately after their arrival and surprised the British with their efficiency. !■ I I .’I.- ' IT jg Mess Sergeants If you would be popu lar with your troop, get them Kenny’s High Grade Coffee and Kenny’s Che-on Tea. C. 0. Kenny Co. 976 Broad St. Phone 601. FRENCH AND CAMP “A British captain who was a prisoner on a German submarine for three hours got on amicable terms with his captors and learned from the commander that the officers of the submarines have no choice in the treatment of their victims. Some German commanders had been put to death in slow agony because they had compassion on their victims and the crews had ‘jeached’ against them. “I do not think the German people are given over entirely to the powers of dark ness. When the war is over, the Germans will contribute largely to the welfare of the world. The fetid atmosphere in Ger many is caused largely by the density of population, where there are 300 people to the square mile, in comparison with only 30 to the square mile in the United States. This over-breathed atmosphere engenders spiritual disease and moral contagion. Submarine Will Be rermanent. “The submarine will become a perma nent addition to the armament of the world. The marvelous of it compels us to use it and we must not condemn the German because they were the first to use it. The bill of indictment against the Germans has four counts: “First. Torpedoing shops without warn ing. “Second —Refusing to tow small boats laden with the passengers and crews of sinking vessels. ’ “Third—Following ships by day so as to torpedo them at night. “Fourth —Mangling their victims with shell fire. Remember the Lusitania. “The crowning infamy or the Germans is their war against women and children. War against women is the quaintessence of crime. It has never been practiced by barbarian nations. The sinking of the Lusitania, with nearly 2.000 on board, was the most appalling catastrophe ever rec orded. There were 1,200 dead —800 men, 300 women and 100 children, of whom 35 were infants. The Lusitania crime is giv en prominence over all others because it portrays the spiritual cataclysm of the German nation. The Germans needless ly and deliberately are using the subma rine, to make it horrible. Every month, there is an average of 800 to 900 lives lost through the submarine and the toll last week was the heaviest since April. It is still a grave menace and rough weather prevailing now defeats the use of the depth bomb and aeroplane. “I ask you to remember the Lusitania, not to arouse hatred or vengeance, but that you may determine to put a stop to it, so that it shall never happen again.” — ■ BOLYARD’S BARBER SHOP 221 Sth St. A modern shop with 12 experi enced Barbers and efficient ser vice. Located on Jack son street, below Genesta Hotel. No advance in prices. Open until 9 ev ery evening and until 11:30 on I Saturdays. Expert Manicur feg. You would en joy being worked on here. REGULAR POSTAGE STAMPS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT. Parcel post packages are taxable as follows: Packages having postage of less than 25 cents, no tax. Packages having postage of 25 cents to 50 cents, two cents. 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