By An Amer
EMPEY AND HIS COMRAD
Synopsis.-i"red by the sinkli
Ameriean lives, Arthur Guy Eripe
goes to England and enlists as a1
short experience as a tcruilt ing o
Ing quarters in 1"rance, whire he
makes the acquaintance of 'cootI
Empey's eonlpany is sent Into the
frhis first turn on the tire step whiii
leafn, as Coturadi' falls, t lint ti
(haplaln dIstInguIshes Ii iiinself Ii
tire. With p lek 11i1 shovel Einipe
En No Man's Land. Excitug expi
citing work tin oiservalion poi st
writes and stages a successful 1 tt' I
Emip3y gotes '"over It' top"' ini t
;erman li nes.
A gas heluet Is uin1e of cloth. Irtu
ed with ciem len Is. There are Iwo WIin
dows, or glass eyes, In it, through wleI h
o70U (a see. Insile Itere is a riibbur
covered t-uhe, whleh goes in ti' iuo,:t i.
You irentithe through your iose the
gas, passinig through the iot Ii Iihitt,
Ia neiitrailzed by tine nlt-ln of thi'
ehernienis. The foul air is t'xh-tihd
through the Iub1e in 1he 1o1uthtIi. this
tube being so ('4nst1ruot ed thatut it Ire
vents the inhaling of tie outsiIe, air or
gas. One ieltnet is good for live hours
of the strongest gas. ininI 'I'.ntiny
carries two of th'lni slunig around his
aholier in a waterplroof catuvais hug.
He nust wear this hitag at all Ii nt's,
.ven whie sle'ing. To haong,' :1 te
fective' behnet, you take' out the niew
one, hold youir breath, dill lhe obu on'
off, ilaeing the iiew' ion' over your
head, tucking in th' lous' etuis uinl'r
the olhlar of your huini'.
IFor a uuntiute, pandetnotilii reigined
in our tr-nh'li - 'I'iiiinii'- ainju tiig
their bielniets, hmiiibers rlulinlg here
and there, antI ien turning 11out of the
dugouts with ilxed hinyone'ts, to lnan
the tire step.
Re-entiforceueni'its were pouring out of
the cornn1unietilon trenches.
Our gun's crew were busy tuoihiting
the nachine gun on the Iiarulapet 111)1
bringing uip 'x1ra iiuiitiion fron
Gerrnan gas is hevietr tha ( a 1i and
Moon /31.s the trntaihes and iluieioutS,
where It has been known to i auk fior
two or three days, until the air Is pui
fled by mens of large chetiicat spray
W 7e had to work quickly, as Fritz
generally follows the gas With nu1) in
A conpany Iintin o1n our right was
too alow i getti Ig ont hIs hi'hneat ; he
sank~ in te groundiii, elui lhin ig act hIs
thr:oat, andit ilt'ier ai f siacsmiod]Ic
twistings went WVest (id'i). It was
horritble to se'e hun1 dlie, but wie wvere
pmrerless to helpi hlin. Ini thle corner
of a traverse, a littlIt. muu lily nur tdog,
0ne of the i'ompl~anyl'sI'- 5,t wais lyl ui
dead, wIth hIs paws overn hI s nose.
lt's the' ilanils t hailt ffer Ithe most)5
--the forses, liluh's, ettleI, tdogs, entIs
andI rats--thley haintg lit helmnets to
save thei onu oony doe~ nth SYmupa
thize withi ratIs In a gas alltait.
At tlime's guis hus betenl kniown tol
travel, wvith dirt' re'sults tifteetuilt's
behind the lin's.
A gas, or- smoitke hlmliet, 11s It Is
calletd, at t' blest Is a ylle-sme-l ling
thing, and It Is nt long before ont' gels
a violent hentache fromu wea rIing It.
Our etih' teen- iiui-ers weire bur1st -
lng in No Mani's I Lad In an effor-t, by
the artillery, to tdispetrse tilt gais
Thie ftre sitep wals Ilnetd wi ertuchl
lngtrmeni, hayietsit li'td, ando biombts
near alt 1121ndi to reel-I t e.xpetcted iat
Onr arilleII.ry hadl Put at barrage taf
eurtain ltre on t- tleran huies, t) try
and brea k lul thelu alltack antd kt't
A train~ed moy ma11clin te guo IItil htll
trench and its bullts w erie rakiig thit
T1hen -ove'r they ciiriie, baiyonets glIs
tenlng. Jan thi'r re'spira-tors, we l
have a lnrgt' iatout In front, tey took
.d lIke soaae ho~rriblt' nightare.-~
All alonig our trench, rifles anid o11
bline guns spoke, ourt shuapaiel wan,
bursting over theIr lieadts. Tlhey- wet
down In hleats, hut niew one's toiok tit
places of thec fallen. Nothluig couli
atop that lnnd rush. Th'le (Germnana
leached our barhedI wlre, which hadit
previously beeni ddemolished by thielu
shells, then it wais bomb agaInst bomb11
and the devIl for till.
Suddenly may heatd seemed to bursi
reti loud "creek"t In my ear. Thea
ay benoa began to swim, thiroa't go
dry, and a heavy pressure on the lung
warned me that mly helmet was leak
ICE. TnrnIng by gun over to No. 2,
The trench stairted to wind like
snake, -and sandbags appeared to ba
foating In the air. The noise was ho
Uthie-, I sank onto the fire step, nteedit
emed to be prickIng my flesh, the
(El.-, ~ was awakened by orne of tnly miat
owng~ mny smoke helmet. How d
can Arthur (
ent Machine Gunne
Copyright 1917, by Arthur Guy Empey
ES REPULSE A FIERCE GAS
BY THE GERMANS.
rug of the Lusitania, with the loss of
y, an American living in Jersey City,
'rIvate in the British army. After a
licer in London, he Is sent to train
irst hears the sound of big guns and
s." After a brief period of training
front-line trenches, where he takes
the bullets wiis overhead. 10rimpey
ath lurks always in the trenches.
rescuing woulndel men uider hot
y huts exetritence is a trench digger
itete nt listening post detail. Ex
duty. Buick it rest billets E1mpey
y. Ontee inure in the front trenches,
successful but ct)lthy itt tacek on the
I A strong wind had arisen and dis
piersetl the cas.
'lhcy told tue tit I had been 'out"
for Ihree hours; they thought I was
The atttck had b"'on repulsed after
a hutrd tight. 'l'itiee the (Germans had
atinedt a foold 11In our trench, but
uai Id een dlrive nut by counter-at
tacks. 'T'he tretch wits illed with their
died untd outrs. 'Tirotgh t periscope
I onan ittd eighte en leadt Germans in
our wire;I they were : ghastly sight in
their horrible-looking '-espirtorns.
I exaniinedti my first sinoke helnet.
A hullet haul gne Ithrugh it on the
left sit, jlust grazting my ear. 'The
gas hiul tw nt'tratetl through the hole
ri dt' iii I he clot h.
tlut otf our wt'' of six we lost two
killed itnd Iwo wvoundled.
TIhait night we burled all of the dlend,
txtpt'itiug thinse in No Nan's Lail. In
(eattli there is tot rtntth distitieton ;
friend tail foe are trtated alike.
After the wind had distpersed the
gas the It. A. M. t'. got husy with their
cheineaI siprayers, sprayIig out the
dugouts an Itlw iarts of the trenches
to dlissiitte tny tounes of the Germatun
gas which anty have Ieeii lurking in
Two days after the gas attack I was
sent to division iea qitlutrters, in a i
swer to an order requesting tht cap
tains of units should detail a uan
whom they thought ca1tiable of pissing
ll extinlt ion ftr the dl visit lin la
1el'ore lenvi ng ftr (tIii sslgonent
I went along the frbit -line trenich say
ing good-by to may mates an d lording it
over thet, telling them tit I had
A Gas Helmet.
(llekedCt a cushaly johtbhehindit the lines,
antd how sorr~y I felt that thiey had to
stany in tine front lint' and( argue out the
warP withn iritz. Th'ley were enIvious
but1 stIll good-natured, anti as I left the
trentcI toi go to the rear they shoutetd
"(;toud hick, Yatnk, old b)oy ; don't
fonrget to sendl up a few fags to yourt
I promrilsed to (10 this and left.
I repotrted at hneadqjuanrters with six
tet'n thters tand paussed tihe reqhuired ex
tabuti ton. Out of the sixteetn aplnl
catsr four were seiected,
I wais highly elte td heeaiuse I was, 1
thouitght, In for a cushy job back at the
'Tie next mioarninig the four repotrted
to ivlision headquairters for inistrue
titons. Two of the mien were sent tc
lairge towns In the rear of the lnes
with an easy job. WVhen It came our
tuirn the officer told us we were good
men and had passed a very creditable
My tin hat began to get too small
for me, anid I rnoted that the other rman
Atwell by name, was sticking his chesl
out more than usual.
The officer contInued: "I think I car
use you two men to great advantag
In the front line. Here are your order;
and Instructions, also the pass whnici
gIves you full authority as speeiai h
a P. detaIled on intelligence work. lie
e port at the front line according to you
instructlons. It is rIsky wvork and
a wIsh you both the best of luck."
n My heart dropped to zero andl Al
well's face was a study. We salute
as and left.
e- Thait wishing us the "best of luck
I)y Rounded very ominous in our ears;
he had said "I wish you both a swij
r, Serving in France
and painless death" it would have been
more to the point.
When we had read our instructions
we knew we were in for it good and
What Atwell said is not fit for pub
lication, but I strongly seconded his
opinion of the war, army and divisional
headquarters in general.
After a bit our spirits rose. We were I
full-fledged spy-catchers, because our
instructions and orders, said so.
We immediately reported to the
nearest F"rench estanilnet and had sev
eral glasses of muddy water, which
they called beer. After drinking our
beer we left the estaminet and hailed
an empty ambulance.
Afteir showing the driver our passes
we got in. The driver was going to the
part of the line where we had to re
How the wounded ever survived a
ride in that ambulance was inexplica
ble to Inc. It was worse than riding on
a gun carriage over a rock road.
The driver of the ambulance was a
corporal of the I. A. M. C., and he
had the "wind up," that is, he had an
aversion to heing under fire.
I was riding on the seat with him
while Atwell was sitting in the ambu
lance, with his legs hanging out of the
As we passed through a shell-de.
stroyed village a mounted military po
liceman stopped us and informed the
driver to be very careful when we got
out on the open road, as it was very
dangerous, because the Germans lately
had alcquired the habit of shelling it.
'The corporal asked the trooper if there
was any other way around, and was
informed that there was not. Upon
this lie got very nervous and wanted to
turn hack, i-ut we insisted that he pro
seed (a(111 explained to him that he
would get into serious trouble with his
('omimading ollicer if he returnedi
without orders; we wanted to ride,
From his conversalon we learned
that he laid recently come from Eng
land with a draft and had never been
under fire, hence his nervousness.
We conlvinced him that there was not
much danger, and he appeared greatly
When we at last turned into the open
road) we were not so confident. On
each side there had been a line of
trees, but now, all that was left of
them were torn and battered stumps.
The fields on each side of the road
were clotted with recent shell holes,
and we passed several in the road it
self. We had gone about half a mile
when a shell camne whistling through
the air and burst in a field about three
hundred yards to our right. Another
soon followed this one and burst on
tile edge of the road about four' hun
drlied yards inl front of us.
I told tile driver to thriow in his
speed clutch, as we amust be in sight
of the Germansa. I knew thle signs;
that hatter'y was rangilug for us, and
thle quiicker we got oult of its zone11 of
fire tile better. 'Thle driver wals tremn
linlg like a leaf, andiv every inullte I
'xictedl 1him to y~lle us uip in t~he dlitch.
I preferred the Germlan fire.
Ill thle back Atweil wals hoidinig onito
thle straps for dear life, and1( was sinlg
lag lit the top of his8 voice:
We beat you at thle Marne,
WVe beat you at the Aisne,
We gave you hell at Neuve Chapelle,
And here we are agaIn.
Just thlen we hit a smalll shell hole
and neairly capsized. Upon a loud
yell from the rear I looked behind, and
there wvas Atwell sItting in the middle11
of thle road,. shlakin~g his fist at us. Ills
equipmnent, whlichI he had talken off
upon01 gettinlg inmto the .ilnbuluance, was
.strunlg out on the ground, and his rifle
wvas ill tile di tch.
Empey Is called upon to do
duty as a member of a firing
squad. His description of the
execution Is gIven In the next
(TO BlC CONTCINUIED.)
Traits of BIrd Lovers.
Years ago. dulr~ng a winter's visit
in London. I ulsed to watch the pier
sons wbo regulalrly fed tile birds in
Hydie parnk. I noticed that most of
themi were people of apparently hum
ble circumstances, a few pretty close
to unlderfeeinlg themselves. It was,
diellghtful to see how much pleasure
thley all took in keeping these birds
Two that I saw each day for a
week or so,- evidently husband and
wife, I ventured to speak to. IEagerly
they talked ab~out the birds as they
mighlt have talked about children,
I. notIng and relishing individual char
* "We have becom'e so fond of them,"
s aid thle wife. "They recognize us
- now, many of them, and a few come
to us quite fearlessly. We should
r feel quite uncomfortable if we should
1 miss5 a (lay. They are like members
of the famIly that have to be cared
A Swedishl engineer's stoking de
" vice makes 1.8 tons of iullveriz.ed peal
if produce as much power ta locomotiyer
~t as ain tnf oct .
Those who design suits showed u
just how adroit they could be whet
they managed their early spring offer
Itgs of wool. They had t be made o
the shortest allowance of goods, bu
the designers made a virtue of neces
sity and the conservation of woo
worked to the (lvadvltage of styles
Later they turned to several new ann
heavy weaves in silk as a substitute
for wool and for nidsummer they were
51ble to forget il about saving mn
I erials and dlesignl suits of taffeta anm
Ratin according to their own fancy
i'hese make the last of their offerings
for now they must begin their wor
No one could ask for more than thet
have lone this season in giving us va
riety in styles. In the pretty suit a
the left of the picture there returns
ance more the banished plaited skirt
with four double box plaits, to corn
tmend it to the possessor of a slende:
flgure. The short coat boasts sid<
plaits below the waistline, the design
er apparently determining to make thf
most of the privilege of using plait.
again. The coat opens over a narrov
white vest, the straight pieces at enl
skle of the front having the effect o
scarf ends finished with pendent, silk
The suit at the right is of blaci
Three little linexpensi ve lhats for tia
small girl, ini thme Picture atbove, deni
onstrate t hat hteadwear needl not b)
fine in order to be tasteful. Th'les
shampes are well blocked andi very siam
ply t rimniued with velvet or silk rill
bon in narrow widlths andI good qual]
ity. TFhe braids aret of thei (cheapie
kind, but they aire subs)tantit enougl
for t he short-ll ied millinery of th
little mikx who Is apt to put their stay
lng qualities to the test.
At the left of the group the maos
popula r of shapes for lit tie girls I
shotwnt, inde of a heavy tuscan bral
rat her closely wve'n. It Is the naturni
strawV solor. Nairrow blue atin ril:
bon is handed about it and1( finishes
with a knot at the front, anid the ha
is lined with luei silk.
Very much the same shape is show1
att the r'ighit, (of white mailan hema
Narrow satini ribbon, gathered alon;
one edlge, is usedi to make ai bandi~ an<
maedlions on the crown. Theisre nr
three salnl medallions, one at ene&
side and one at the back, and a large
one nt the front. A little blossom I
posed, with a bow of the ribblon, aI
the banse of each mnedallion. In thi
parttieular hat the ribbon is light blu
satin tand the bilossom a pink wils
Thle odd lint of fancy braid (in tb
niatural straw color) at the center C
the pictutre is a Chinese inspiratior
The curious peak in the crown dlistir
gutishtes it fronm other shapes and I
remiiiii5.ent of itiolle' hats andl turibant
with disistinguishing buttons at the. tol
Narrowv biown velvet ribbhonl makes
hand with ends crossing at the frn
There clusters of litte budsanr
er Silk Suits
taffeta with a plain, moderately full
skirt. Coats pointed at the bottom
- have proved so graceful that this fea
ture of spring styles is retained in this
model. The collar, cut in points that
are embroidered, is new. The girdle
l at the high waistline is extended into
points at each side of the back, and
I these are embroliered also. The
sleeves are gathered into flaring cuffs,
ornamented with a row of rather large
There are many serviceable frocks
of linen of heavy weave. For some
reason, some of the smart children's
outfitters have put out an unusual
number of linen frocks in yellow and
lavender ; perhaps because these
I colors are oil the beaten track of
children's equipment. We must all
have grown a little weary of the in
cessant pink and blue conventionally
selected for little girls a few years
- and more ago, observes a Paris fash
ion correspondent. It does seem a lit
tie odd to put lavender on a two-year
old, doesn't it? And yet one of the
1 most charming frocks recently shown
by a children's dressmaker of note
- was of white voile, with collars and
cuffs of violet organlle finished with
loose, coarse buttonholing.
ts for Little Girls
tltcked over the ribboni. It would~n't b
- possible' to Place trimming muore sim
lly, and( that is what gives childish hat:
~ Why should childreni prefer to write
on immaculate wanlls rather thanm on
wrItIng lpaper? Because, first, their
4 mothers caution them not to (10 it, and,
I second, bleaulse tihe wa'lls are whiter
Si d the writIng looks better on them
'than it does on pap)er. But the time
Shas come when the mother need fear
for tihe white nursery walls nlo longer'.
T1hey canm lndleed, beI chlangedl from ai
I source of irritation to edIucaltion
.1 alpurposes by umeans of a finish whIch
C makes them washable. In other words
I. all- pencil, crayom. and Pen) marks may
a be washed away. Consequently, the
1 wail surface is as good a place for
r dIrawing pictures or making exumuples
9 as5 a blackboard. Although thle finish
t Is intended primarily for the walls of
8 the nursery, it ma~y lbe used in the
a kitchen, living ro~om or other part of
I thme house where children are wont to
try out artistic ablity on the walls.
a Tkhe finish 1may3 lbe le any one of a
f number of different shadles.
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s Lawn and1( voiles ini checks and
s stripes and floweV ry diesigns have bee
. thrownm 01n the remnant counaters and(
i are sellin~g for almost nothing. For
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HIS TIME WELL TAKEN UP
if Soldier Had Kept Promises He
Might Have Had Some Trouble
With His Captain.
Ilie was al strikinlgly hands~lomelt fig
ure iln Ils unliforml as5 hei started out
uponll his roundlt of' farewvell enli..
"And you'll think oft me ev'ery sin
gle minllutIe whlen youl're ill those stup1id
old1 tr~ehesi" (Iuestionled the sweet
young thling upon01 whomx lhe first called.,
lie nlodded emphal~lltialy. "Etvery
"And14 yo'll kis's myi pictuire every
"'Twice a night,'' lie vowved, raishlly,
pat tinig the pretty heald on his shoul..
"An~d wr'ite meii lon~g, long letters?" ,I
"IEvery spare ml lliute I have," he re
alssured1 heri, nnd1( hurried away to the
ne(xt name llonli his list.
i-ere wvere tell in all wh'lo received
When'l it was over lhe sighed. "I
hope," he 111 inurmured, wvea rily, "there
won't hie mullch lighting to (10 'over
there.' I'mi goinlg to he4 s0 tremlendlous-5 (
13' .hutsy."--LOnd~on Opin Ion. 0 &
A woman1l's 1(den otf a con~genlial hus..
hnnd'is onie whlo lets heri haive her own
way in everything.
Lend a man a quarter today and( lie
mahiy strike you for a quarter tomlorrow.
Ma Says I'm ai n 4
Cooking When I Eat
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