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EMPEY JOINS PICK AND
TRENCHES IN N
Synopsis.-i red by the sinkinj
Amierienn tives, Arthur Guy Einpey,
goes to Eingl:oal It 1nli crusts as ia pl
short ('X (peri'i(e uas a recruiting oil
ing (iuarlers in 1-'rance, where ie li
mak1 Ies the':((111I ununnance of "c(Ootie'
:Eiiit'y's compiny is sent tuto the
his first iir on the i11e 1'p whlb
___ learns, as 'omrIIittle fallis, that dle
(liinhlin lisilnguisttes hlilself by
fire. With pik atntd shovel Emtipey
in No Jlan's uiianl.
W'e irned up in front of the haths,
sonked wtith trsltiratlotn, anti ilied
our rillt's into staeks. A setgta1nt of
the it. A. M. ('. with a yellow band
arotund his l t r111 on wetih was
"ti. P."' (sanitary pollee') In black; let
trs, took clai r'gt', order!ng us to t ake
oli our eqyuipmnlt, unroll our puttees
and unlace bouts. 'i'lt'n, stIartirig from
the right of Ih lint, ht' divled uS
Into sttitlds of lifteen. I hptpietted to
be in the first s(tlund.
We entered a situti tottlit, where we
were given fII Vi 1t1inutilt's t undrt'ss,
then Iledl into the hathroom. In here
tif're wert' lifiteen tuts (barrels sawed
in two) half full of water. Each tub
cont aln n iece'(( of laundry soap. The
sergeniit lufortnwtl Us thttt we haid Just
twelve minlutes in whileh to take ou'
haths. Soapilg ourselves all over, we
took turns In rubbing ench otler's
backs, then by inetts of a garden hose,
Washed the soap otT. The water was
ice cold, but felt fine.
Pretty soon a hell rang and the wa.
ter wits turned off. Somo of the slower
ones were covered with soap, but thih
made nO differeice to the sergeant
who chased us into another room
where we lined up In front of a 1l1it
window, resembling the box ofilce it r
theater, and re'eived (lean iunderwent
rind towels. I"roi here we weit lit
the room where we haid first undressed
Ten minutes were allowed In which to
get Into our "elabber."
My pair" of dratwers cnme up to 3
chin and the shirt barely reached my
diaphragim, but they were (lean--no
strangers on them(, so I was sit tisfled.
At the expiration of tihe time atilt-.
ted w~e w~ere Itirnied out and11 Inilshedl
our dlressinig on t he grass.
When tall of the companyl3 had1( bathied
It wals a1 case of ma11rchi back to btilit-ts,
TIhtait Itreh w'ltias the mtost uncongeiaitl
A Bathroom at the Front.
one lmatgined. just cusslng and blind
ing tall the way. WVe wyere covered with
wite dust iand felt grensy fromt sweat.
IlThe woolen underwear issued was
itching like the misichIef.
After eating our dinner of stew,
whieh had been kept for us-it wals
now four o'clock--wie went into the
creek and lad aother btath.
If "Iloly ,l00" 'ttt o ld have heard our
remarks about the divisional baths
andtu atrmyt red tatpe he would have
faintetd at our wickedniess. But TIom-l
tmy Is only3 human after all.
I just mlenitione'd "Uoly Joe" or th<
chaplain in an irreverent sort of way
butt no~ olfenlse was meant, as thern
were sonme very brave men autoni
0 WINT * *
E GU HinERSERYING IN FRACE-- -
AR TuilR GUY Eripfy
SHOVEL SQUAD AND DIGS
10 MAN'S LAND.
of the Lusitania, with the loss of
an American living in Jersey City,
ivate in the British army. After a
leer in London, he is sent to train
st hears the sound of big guns and
" Afte" a brlief period of training
front-line trenches, where he takes
the bullets wIz overhead. EmpeHy
ith IU'lks always in the trenches.
rescuing woutnded ment uncder hot
has experience as a trench digger
There are so many Instances of he
role dceds pertorneil under lire in res
cuing the wounded that it would take
Several looks to chronicle theta, but I
have to miention one instance per
f'rme(d by a cluiplain, Captain 1Hall by
name, in the brigade on our left, be
cause it particularly appealed to inc.
A chllain is not a fighting man; he
is recognized as a noncombauitant and
carries no arms. In a charge or trench
raid the sollier gets a feeling of con
itlence from contnet with hlis rifle, re
volver, or bomb he is Carrying. lie has
something to priotect iitself with,
sonethilng with which he can inflet
harm on the enemy-in other words,
he is able to get his own back.
liut the chaplain is emlpty-handed.
and is at the mercy of the enemy if
he encouinters them, so it is doubly
brave for hIm to go over the top, under
lire, and bring in wounded. Also a
chaplain is not required by the king's
regsaintions to go over in a charge, but
this one did, inade three trips under
the hottest kind of lire, each time re
turning with a wounded mann on his
hack. On the third trip he received
a bullet through his left arm, but never
reported the inatter to the doctor until
Iate that night--Just spent his time ad
ministering to the wants of the wound
ed lying on stretchers.
The chaplains of the British army
are a fline, manly set of men, and are
greatly respected by Toimmoy.
Picks and Shovels.
I had not slept long before the swece
voice of the sergeant informed that
"No. I sect ion hadio clicked for another
blinkIng dligginig party.''" IOIled to
niyself wIth deep satisfactIon. I had1(
been promnotedh from a mere dligger to
a miembiher of the SulIde cluib, anrd was
exemipt from till fatigues. Then came
an awful shock. T1he sergeant looked
over in my direction andi said:
"Don't you bomb throwers thInk you
are wtearlng top hiats out here. 'Cord
In' to ordlers you've been takeni up on
thle st rength of thIs sectIon, and wtil
have to dlo your bit wIthI te plek and
shovel, same as the rest oif us."
I put up a howl on my way to get
liy shovel, but the only thing that re
suIted was a loss of good humor on
We fell In at eIght o'clock, outside
of our bIllets, a sort of masquerade
palrty. I was disguised as a common
laborer, had a plek and shovel, and
about one hiundredl empity sanidbags.
The rest, about two hundred in aill,
were equliped lIkewise: pleks, shovels,
saindba~gs, rifles and ammunl iti.
Theii palrty imoved out in column of
fours, tak ig the roadl leinig to the
t renches. Several tines we had1( to
st rinig out In the dItchi to let long col
umniis of limibers, artIllery arid supplies
Th'le marching, under these coni
tios, was necessarily slowv. Upon ar
rIval at the entrance to the commnunl
cat ion t rench, I looked at may illumi
niatedl wrist watch-it was eleven
Before entering thIs trench, word
was passed down the line, "no talking
or smoking, lead off in single file, cov
erIng party first."
This coverIng party consisted of 30
mieni, armied with rifles, bayonets,
hombs, and two Lewtis maclilne guns.
Thley were to protect us and guard
against a surprise attack while dIg
ging In No Man's Land.
The comnmunicnt ion trench was
aibouit half a mile long, a zIgzaggIng
ditch, eight feet deep and three feet
Now and again, Glermnan shrapnel
wtould whistle overheadh and burst In
our vic'inity. We wtould crouch against
the eairthien walls whlile the shiell frog
mients "slapped" the ground above us.
Once Fritz turned loose with a mia
cline gun, the blilets fromi which
'cracked'' through (lie air and kIcked
uip tile dlirt on the top, scattering sand
andl~ pebbles, which, hitting otar steel
hielmats, sounded hike haihstones.
Upon arrival in the fire trench an
, "flicer of the Royal En~gineers gave us
our instructions and acted as guide.
Woe wore to dig an advanced trench
two hundred yards from thb Germans
(the trenches at this point Were six
hundred yards apart).
Two winding lanes, five feet wide,
had been cut through our barbed wire,
for the passage of the diggers. From
these lines white tape had been laid
on the ground to the point where we
were to commence work. This in cr
der that we would not get lost in the
darkness. The proposed trench was
also laid out with tape.
The covering party went out first.
After a short wait, two scouts came
back with information that the work
ing party was to follow and "carry on"
with their work.
In extended order, two yards apart,
we noiselessly crept across No Man's
Land. It was nervous work; every
minute we expected a machine gun to
open fire on us. Stray bullets "cracked"
around us, or a ricochet sang over
Arriving at the taped diagram of
the trench, rifles slung around our
shoulders, we lost no time in getting
to work. We dug as quietly as pos
sible but every now and then the noise
of a plick or shovel striking a stone
would send the cold shivers down our
hacks. Under our breaths we heartily
cursed the offending Tommy.
At intervals a star shell would go up
from the German lines and we would
remain motionless until the glare of its
white light died'out,
When the trench had reached a
depth of two feet we felt safer, be
cause it would afford us cover in case
we were discovered and fired on.
The digging had been in progress
about two hours, when suddenly hell
seemed to break loose in the form of
mnhine-gun and rifle fire.
We dropped down on our bellies in
the shallow trench, bullets knocking
up the groundl and snapping in the alh
Thea shrapnel butted in. The mush
was hot and1( Tommy danced.
The covering party was having
rough time of It; they had no cover
Just hadl to take their miedinte.
Word was passed down the lIne t
bient it for ourt trenches. We nieeded ni
urging; grabinlg our tools andl stoop
log low, we legged it across No Man'
Land. The covering party got awvay
to a poor start but beat us in. They
tmulst have hiad wings because we low
eredi the recordl.
Panting and out of breath, we tumn
bled into our front-line trench. I tore
my hands getting through our wvhre
butt, at the time, dlidn't notice it ; ma
Journey was too urtgent.
WVhen the roll wats called we fount
thait we had gotten It in the nose foi
Our artillery p~ut a barrage on lFritz
f'ront -lin anad conmotienctlon t renchet
and thleir mneinme-gumn and riftle fir'
Upon thme cessation of this fire
stretcher bearers went out to look fom
killed anmd woundted. Next day we
learned t hat 21 of our imeni had been
killed and 37 wounded. FIve mien were
missing ;lost In the dorkness, they
mutlst have wainderedl over into the Ger
imn lines, where they were cithi
killed or ta ptutred.
Speaking of stretcheg' bearers anm
woundtl~edl, it ia very hard for the aver
age elvillan to comprehendl the enor
mnouas cost of taking care of woundee
and the war in general, Hie or she geti
so accustoimedl to seeing billions of (101
lars in print that the signitleanice 0
the namount is panssed over wvithou
Fronm an official statement publishee
in one of the Londlon peapers, it I;
stated that It costs betwveen six am
seven thousand pounds ($30,000 to $35,
000) to kill or wound a soldier. Thi
result was attained by taking the cos
of the war to (late and dividing it b;
the killed andI wounded.
It may Sound heartless and inhumar
hut It Is a fact, nevertheless, that from,
a military standpoint It is better for
man~f to be kIlled than wounded.
II Empey tells of many ways the
soldiers have of amusing them
selves, In the next installn.ent.
ON BEING CORRE
The vagaries of spring suits are I
many-as suits u. illtretofore it has
len left to afternoon and other
dresses to give us unlinited variety to
choose froIn whi le the tatilorel suit
appeared true to formit, in a few very
well letinel styles. This season the
tailored suit is indulging inany fan
-es of its own. There are stilts with
very short coats, suits with Flion Jaek
ets, inany suits with waistcoats anl a
good tnny eccentricities in coats.
Skirts are nearly always paini, but a
few exceptions to this rule appear in
skirts to he worn with coats that are
high at the back-an echo of the
hustle dress of last winter.
With this variety in styles to choose
from, it becoines easy to he correctly
:nd1 heconingly suitel. The waist(ont,
Which is tl i most interesting feature
in the new stilt styles, is made in as
manny ways as ,:uits thenaselves anil is
becomning to ahost everybody, but if
it proves ttnltPotiingor unprac tienl
we can center attention on other new
features in the styles, as the uneven
length of onts at the bottomt atd the
ab iunlance of braid Icmnning .
Two very coniservativ e sits sho wn
in thle pict ue willIr appl'i to) the worm
an whose taste e'nnnoit hie (liverted
from plin anc m practiena I I ens Ina tat -
lored clothes. At the right there is
blue serge-wlehcl we havet al ways5
wv ih us, wvhatIever else nany comte andt
go-triined with silk braid andl but
tons. The cont is longer in the front
inl sidies than att the~ hu:ik. heinig cut
'Ithi a ponint in fr ont aral at each sl-1e
in elefirenice' toi *rst-dayi~i style. The
stit itat the left has only oine feature
that distinguishes it as ullitinetly of
thIs season. and that is thle nmannter ini
whleh it is left ojpen at theii front
to the waist line. It is of' biege gaher
(line and lhas a mnilitary suggest Ion In
its ploeke(ts withI tip anad hi it fastened
with a small buckele. it will bie noticed
that collanrs on thle new sits are usu1
ally high in thie back andn this one fol
lows this rule. Below t here is it small
sketch of a .ji'rsey suit wit abi real
waist conftwllh leads to the conIfes
sion that there is amuich en mouftlage in
thIs maitte r of waist onts-i hey arc
usually merely front anml nothlin g more.
JTust a gilnce over thle displays3' of
foot wear for stintuner brinjgs home the
faci(t that womrieni have inakeni more t hani
kIndly to colored shoes. In fact it ny -
ien rs t hatI ciolor ini fo otwear lproiseM
a beeonme a permatinent thing, as in
loives-and thait thle samrie c')oor arte
to be usedl. 3etany shades of tnn anad
gray, often in eonatiatoni with white,
ruis'et anrd wvhite shioe's, ii couted tt
would sium up as mna'ny pir as9 thetre
ie in hinete shoes
)t her features of the new stylet
that iii he gathere lifrom iiny repre
sentative showing, reveal that high
shoes continue to be very high as coin
pared to high shops of a few seasons
ago. The fact that skirts have been
lengthenelI a little hits miaude no (iffer
ence. Ti'he very high shoe is more trim
than the moderately high shoe and
more practical. The uppers in these
shoes are of cloth just as often as of
kid. As fine kid is riot the sort of
leather that is needed in the army
there is no reason why the very high
shoe should not he worn with a clear
conscience. But cloth tops are just as
attractive and just as desirable as the
kid and maybe a little easier to keep
Oxfords and slippers will divide
honors with high shoes for street and
sports wear this summer. In all of
them toes are somewhat pointed but
not to the length of discomfort. Con
sideralble (decorlation in perforat ions
appears on all styles of shoes as may
he gut hered from the group Iictured
here which inclnules a high walking
shoe, oxfords and a dress slipper. The
high shoes arte in hitick kid with com
mon-sense Cuban heel. Wherever a
seatt is required for jointing the dlif
ferent Parts of t he shoe, there perfor
ations occutr. Ati thle toes hatve a
small pattern that Is putrely decora
The oxfords are in tan leather, fin
ished In much thes same way as the
LES iN SHOES.
htigh~ boot~ts tandi the silipmetrs are in
hic-k and gray--very smatrt for wear
wv ith a ftetrnoon fr-ocks andl ightI sumi
The new linens for household use
show aW: gret uleni m tore itace trimmnntg
I than hasi beetn t he fashiontin hs omc~
t~ ii. otol the ftavotred hice seemts to be
filet. litndsomte towels of litnen dIa
maslk halve str-ips of filet tabove the htn
*lntd ithove thle filet I (I I dclint e hand11
embrol dered latitern.t Teti cloths
show a filet edge with ni line of hetm
stit ching an ncht nhove and a filet
squattre itn oneW ((orner withI hand em
broidlery ttrtilinug abloutt it. An inter
ex;ting enrd tible (ove'r is of wh-lite lin.
(in.~ with ai fiil14 brder- tnd f 1let squares
ti' elh COrnler shiowi-lng thle cilrd sytm.
ho 'S-heat. diaimond, club tnd1( spttds
-weh wo(rked diellenittely Into thle filet
Utilh. Loel Iresse'.- sets have ihi
.m ing i t btterfly 1p1t tern, and1( t
mattch these t here ar e gutes-troomi tow
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Mirlain Field is just past seven, but
She knlows there are "bad1( words"
which little girls do nlot use. How
ever, she cain inake her1 inleaninlg clear
A few~ (lays ago her mnother Sent her
to the grocery and she retulrnled all ex
cited. "Oh, inother', I got into an aw
ful row," she said. "Mr. Smlith, the
grocer, wvas awful mad about the food
laws," continued the youn~g nalrrator.
"D~o you wanit 1m1 to tell you exactly
what lhe satid?7" with expectationl of
using a nauighty word by plermission.
"Well, no, you nerd not toll tihe exact
lan~guiage," .said her mother. "WVeli, he
saId that wordI in 'Long Boy,' " con
fective as thie daush thaot Is substltuted
for swear words in 1polite pin t.
But will Mr. Hlerschell look over
"Long Boy" again and See what "bad
wvordls" hei has1 bieen usingi, for "you
bet, by' gosh, he'll soon, findi out."--In
Honest Reply. nI
"But s'pose II don't stilt me1 after T
get It hiomie, and1(
"Mlzzums Oggy, amt'om," frankly re
plied thle proirietr of0 tihe Tote Falir
Store at Truiilleht, TI, "If It don't
prove lierfect ly satisfactory In every
respect I pledge you imy wor'd that Il
take It back and1( refuiil y'ourt money,
but I'm not liitr enOough to promise
that it will be cheerfully done."--Kan
sits City Star.
"0'' Is nlwnys In the midst of laugh
ter, and It miakes ghosts of hosts.
IN A P4ACKAGE 0F
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Last Flake -