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The Greeneville Daily Sun, Tbur?dy May 2, 1918. . - J "3 s$ FA I J wno raruapxea tn me t'J0$& ha znd PiilJnfi nfBetamm . r w : . --r Gwfc fj&trott Frtt hut l (Continued from Yesterday) any longer I do not know. We received .orders to go into quarters. But neither a barn nor a stable could be found so that nothing remained but to camp In the open. The houses were all filled with wounded. Citizens of the town, who had not fled were all gathered In a large barn. Their houses were most ly destroyed so that they had to make use of what shelter was offered them. There was one exception to this ar rangement and that was a very old lit tle motherly woman sitting, bitterly crying, by the debris of her late home and nobody could induce her to leave". In the barn, which served as a shel ter to the civilians, were thrown to gether men and women, youths, chil dren and old men. Many were wound ed by shell splinters and cartridges and others had suffered burns. Every where was the most terrible misery; sick mothers and half-starved infants for whom there was no milk were obliged to perish here ; old people died from the excitement and fright of the previous few days and last of all men and women in the prime of life slowly died from wounds because there was pobody to care for them. A company of Hessian reserves, every one a veteran, passed with bowed heads and tired feet. They must have had a very long march. Their of ficers tried to make them move .more lively. They ordered that a song b sung but the Hessians were not In the mood. "Will you sing, you pigs?" cried an officer and the pitiful-looking "pigs" tried to obey this order. Faintly sound ed from the ranks of the overtired men : "Peutschland, Defttschland Ceber Alles. Ueber AUes In Dor Welt." Despite their broken strength, their tired feet, disgusted and resentful, these men sang their symphony of su-per-Germanlsm. Several Comrades who like myself had watched this troop pass came to Sitting, Bitterly Crying, by the Debrla of Her Lata Home. roe and said, "Let u go to the camp and try to sleep o that we might for get all this." We were hungry and on the way hnm mneht several chickens. We ate there half-raw and then laid down In the open and slept until four o'clock in th mnrnin when we had to be ready to march. Our destination on this day was Sulppes. Before the march started the following army order was read : "Soldiers, his majesty the emperor, our supreme war lord, thanks the sol diers of the- Fourth army and sends to them his full appreciation. You have paved our beloved Germany from the Invasion of hostile hordes. We will not rest until the last enemy lies on the ground and before the leaves fall from the trees we shall return home vic torious. The enemy Is In full retreat and the Almighty will bless our arms further." After this talk we gave three cheers. "something which had become routine for ns. And then we resumed our marh We now had plenty of time and opportunity to discuss the graft .irt amresspd hv the suDreme war lord. We could not make out Just what fatherland we had to defend so far in Fiance. One of the soldiers expressed the oninlon that the Lord had blessed our arms, to which another replied: "A religious man repenting such silly sentiments Is guilty of sacrilege. If he speaks seriously." , Everywhere, on the march to Su!p- . in the fields ami In tne ditcnes. lay c!e1 soldiers, most of them with Wdeous-hjofclng opfa wounas. . i.non: wilt wmm n . h 1 ' is J&-'fm re " 7 sands of huge files swarmed on the corpses, partly decomposed, and giv ing off a fearful stench. Among these corpses, unsheltered under a blazing sun, were encamped wretched fugi tives, because they were forbidden the use of the roads while the armies need ed them, which was practically all the time. In the evening, after a long march, we reached the town of Sulppes. Here our captain told us we would find nu merous frank-tlreurs. We were or dered to bivouac, Instead of being as signed quarters, and all going Into the vljjage were obliged to take guns and cartridges with them. After a brief rest we entered the village In search of food. Dead civilians lay In the middle of the streets. Tbey were citizens of the village. We could not learn the reason for their having been shot The only answer to our questions was a shrug of the shoulder. The village Itself had not suffered to any noticeable degree as far a destruction of buildings was concerned, but never lp the course of the war had I seen a more complete Job of plunder ing than had been done in Sulppes. That we had to live and eat is true, and as the Inhabitants and merchant had flown there was no opportunity to pay for our necessities. Therefore we simply entered a store, put on stock ings, laundry, and left the old things, then went to another place, took what ever food looked good to us, and then proceeded to a wine cellar, there to seize as much as our "hearts desired. The men of the ammunition column, located In the village as well as the sanitary soldiers and cavalry by the hundreds, searched the houses and took whatever they liked best The finest and largest business places in Sulppes served a very large rural district sur rounding and therefore were stocked up on almost everything. Within a short time these places had been cleaned out. The munition drivers and train columns carried away old pieces of silk, ladles' dresses, linens, shoes, dress goods and every other ar ticle Imaginable, and stored them away j In their ammunition' cases. They took children's and women's shoes, and everything else they could lay their ! hands upon, although many of these articles had to be thrown away short ly afterward. Later, when the field post was developed and gave regular service, many of these things were sent home. ' A large chocolate factory was robbed completely,' and chocolate and candy In heaps were trampled In the ground. Empty houses were broken Into and wrecked, wine cellars cleaned out and windows smashed, the latter being a special pastime of the cavalrymen. As we had to pass the night In the open, we tried to find some quilts and en tered a grocery store and a market place. The store was partly demol ished, but the apartment upstairs was as yet Intact with all the rooms locked. It was eyidenf that a woman's hand had worked in this house, for every thing was neat and cozy. But all this order was still surpassed by the ar rangement In a large room, which ap parently had been inhabited by a young woman. We were almost ashamed to enter the sanctuary. To our astonishment we saw hanging on the wall opposite the door a picture burned In wood and under It a German verse : "Honor the women, they weave a braid of heavenly roses tn their earthly life." (Schiller). The owner apparently was a young bride, for In the wardrobe was a trousseau, tied with neat blue ribbons, carefully put away, ah the wardrobe drawers uy open. Nothing was touched here. When we visited the same place the next morning. Impelled by some Im pulse, we found everything In that house destroyed. Barbarians had gne through this home, and with bitter ruthlessness had devastated every thing, with every evidence of having itterly cast off the ethics and stand ards of civilized races. The entire trousseau had been torn rotit the drawers and thrown partly m the floor. Pictures, photographs, nlrrors. everything was In pieces. The hree of us who had entered the room vouched our fists with Impotent wrath. We received orders to remain In Sulppes until further notice and the next day witnessed the return of many fugitives. They came tn grpat throngs from the direction of Chalons-sur-Marne. They found instead of the peaceful homes they had left a wretch ed and deserted ruin. A furniture dealer returned to his store, as we stood in front of his house. ' He broke down when he viewed the reniaina of bis, enterprise. Everything had been taken away.' We approached the man. He was a Jew and spoke German. When he calmed down a little he told os that his store had contained tper chandlse worth more than 8.000 franca. " "Had the soldiers only taken what the? needed for themselves," he" said. I wo'-ld satisfied, for I did not ex pect anything else. But I never would have believed of the Germans that they would have destroyed everything." Not even a cup and saucer were left In this man's house. lie had a wife and five children, but bad no Idea of what had become of them. And there were many more like him. The following night, remaining In Sulppes; we were again obliged to camp In the open "because It swarmed with frank-tireurs." Such were our Instruc- mil Devastated Everything. tlons. In reality nothing was seen of frank-tireurs, but by this method the enmity toward the people living in the towm along our line of march was maintained. The Germans practiced the .theory that the soldiers fight bet ter and are more amenable to dis cipline when filled with hatred of their enemies. The next day we were obliged to march to Chalons-sur-Marne. This foas one of the hardest days we ever had. From the very beginning, as we began our Journey, the sun blazed down upon us. It Is about 35 kilome ters from Sulppes to Chalons-sur-Marne. This distance would not have been so bad, despite the heat ; we had already made longer marches; but the beautiful road from Sulppes to Chal ons goes with unending monotony with out so much as a curve or a bend to the right or left As far as we could see It stretched before us like a long white snake. ' ' Many soldiers fainted or were strick en with sunstroke. They were picked up by the Infirmary columns which fol lowed. That the troops who had trav ersed this road before us had fared worse was evident from the many dead Germans who lay along the road. The commander feared that he could not get the machine In motion again If it was halted, and permitted to stretch Its weary limbs on the ground for a brief rest And so It crept along like a snail. Only, instead of having a snail's shell on Us back, there was a leaden burden. The monotony of the march was broken , when we reached the enor mous camp at Chalons. This is one of the largest of the French army camps. We saw Chalons from the dis tance. As we halted about an hour later outside the city In an orchard, without a single exception every man fell to the ground exhausted. The field kitchens were soon brought up, but The men were too tired to eat. We did eat later and then wanted to go to town to purchase some articles, particularly tobacco, which we missed most. No body was allowed to leave camp. We were told that entering the city was strictly forbidden. Chalons had paid a war contribution and therefore no one was permitted In the city. We heard the dull sounds of the cannon In the distance and suspected that our rest would be brief. The rolling of gunfire continued to grow stronger. We did not know then that a fight had begun which was destined to become fatal to the Germans. The first day's battle of the Marne had begun I ' CHAPTER VI. At 13 o'clock, midnight we were alarmed and half an hour later were On the march. The cool night air felt good, and despite our weariness, we made rapid progress. Toward four o'clock In the morning we arrived at Cheppy. It had been completely plun dered. We halted here for a brief rest .and watched preparations being made for the execution of two frac tlrenrs. They were two little farmers who had supposedly concealed a French machine gun with Its crew from the Germans. The sentence was executed In such a way that the peo ple were shown who their real rulers now were. The little town of Fogny, located midway between Chalons,-sur-Marne and Vltry-le-Francols, fared no bet ter than Cheppy, a fact which we dis covered when we entered there at nine o'clock.' " - - . . We were now considerably nearer the spot where the guns were roar ing, and retiring of wounded and the munition columns showed us that west of Vltry-le-Francols. a terrible battle raged. At four o'clock in the after noon, we arrived at Vltry-le-Francoia after a forced march. The city was filled with wounded, but the town It self waa not damaged. The battle must have been going badly for the Germans because we were ordered Into action without being given any rest We were wltf-Ia three kilometers of the battle ."nc when w ne within reach of (Continued To-morrow.) Radical Changes To Be Proposed By Methodists Atlanta, Ga., May 2. Epoch-making- legislation, proposing sweeping and radical changes in the govern ment of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will be considered at the eighteenth quadriehnial session of the Southern Methodist general confer ence which opened in the Wesley Me morial church here to.day. About 350 of the leading Methodist ministers ajid laymen of conference, including several from China, aJpan, Mexico, and Culja are in attendance. The ses sions will continue for three weeks. One of the most vigorous fights in the history of tlje church will probab ly center on the proposal to vastly curtail the authority of the bishops and to "democratize" the church by giving the laymen virtually as much voice in clerical affairs as the minis ters themselves. This plan would also limit the authority of the episcopacy, both as to term of office and making appointments. The laymen promoting the move ment have asserted that "as our church holds the episcopacy to be an office, and not an order, life tenure is an anomally." It is proposed to do away with "the unit rule and secret session of the episcopacy." It is con tendent that the "bishops are the servants of the church; the church has a right to know what they do and why they do it." Some of those opposing the change contended that the movement has been inaugurated by a "small coterie of laymen possessing an animus against the bishops." They declare the proposals of the radicals have but a neglible backing. 0 nthe other hand the radicals claim strong sup port. The proposal to grant women the same voice in church affairs as men will also be considered. This move ment is sponsored by the Women's Missionary Council, headed by Miss Belle H. Bennett, of Nashville, Tenm Areo, Manned by Dead Men, Sails on High for Hours British Headquarters in France, May 1. An extraordinary incident occurred to one of our airplanes a short time ago. It was a two-seater and gave battle to an enemy machine which was shot down and crushed After the battle, which took place just over the lines near . Arras, our air plane was seen going off southwards, apparently only partially under con trol, an4 disappeared. Where it went thereafter will never be known, but more than two hours later the same machine crashed to earth twenty miles Behind our lines. The petrol tank was empty and both ocupants had been dead some time, killed by the same bullet. The opinion of experts is that the machine had flown by itself for at least two hours with two dead men in it until the petrol was exhausted, having swung off in a great sircle over un known lands back to behind its start ing place, as boats have been known to sail with the sheets made fast and a dead man's hand on the tiller. KODAK FINISHING We solicit a trial of your KODAK FINISHING. Our work differs from others for three reasons best results, prompt service and low price. ! "sf all kinds and sizes developed FREE. - BROYLE5' STUDIO Over Snyder'i Stor s-: Depot St. TAKE NOTICE Obituary notices, resolutions, cards of thanks and all notices of entertain ments, whether church or school, where an admission is charged, wil' be charged for at our regular adver tising rates which will be one cent a word for each insertion. The Greeneville Sua. NOTICE! Our entire stock of goods for sale, contistinf of a general line of mer chandise, fixtures, etc., located at Ott way, 10 miles nor to of Greeneville, on pike road. Any one wishing to buy a stock of foods will do vI! to see us before buying. ' ! JUSTIS CARTER ' Greeaeviile, Tcnn.( Rt 4. LIBERTY Rev. W. J. Koldway. filled his ap pointment at this place Sunday. Mrs. Catherine Fellers, who has boen confined to her bed for a long time, is at the point of death. Mr. Charley Foster, of Camp Jack son, S. C, who has been at home on a ten days furlough, strated back to his camp this (Monday), morning. Mr. Frank Broyles left this place Friday for the training camps. May God's speed go with Frank. The baptising ntar Bailey's Bridge was well attended Sunday. The ser vices were conducted by Revs. J. S. Burgess and W. J. Holdway. Mr. Joe Gourley, of Nola Chuckey, called on James Gilton Sunday. Mr. Virgil Coop and family made a flying trip to Johnson City Sunday. Mr. Loda Stanton is plowing and planting his five acres of peanuts next week. Rev. J. S. Burgess and family din ed with'J. L. Bailey Sunday. Uncle Bill Crum, of Waterfork, spent Saturday night with his daugh ter, Mrs. Robert Jor.es. Mr. and Mrs. Lige Stanton attend ed the baptising near Bailey's Bridge SCunday. Mr. J. L. Bailey is reported on the sick list this week. Rev. Clyde Lundy, of Embreevillt, will preach at Mt. Carmel Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday. Miss Lillie Maples spent a while Sunday with Miss Ora Burgess. Gray Head. ill CANEY BRANCH Farm wor is progressing nicely, and farmers are up with their work- wheat is looking fine. D. M. Cutshall visited home folks in the Ninth district the first of the veok. Mrs. Kate White is in Greeneville for treatment for the partial loss of the sight of one eye. Jack Shelton went to North Caro lina Saturday. Mrs. W. R. Bullen and children and Mrs, Jennie West visited Mrs. H. C. Mitchell last week. Zora B. Neas left with the Greene county boys for Camp Jackson Fri day. Guy Neas, of Camp Jackson, is vis iting homef oiks. Sunday school at this place is pro gressing nicely. Interest and attend ance are on the increase. Quite a number from here attend ed the Liberty Loan meeting at St. James Sunday afternoon. Mr. Bid die delivered one of the most force ful speeches that we have heard on the subject of war. His efforts bore fruit, as evidenced by the subscrip tions which amounted to $11,000, This was considerably more than was allotted to the Third district. It makes one proud to live in a commu nity that responds so nobly to the call of the nation in its hour of need. If the fourth loan comes, the Third will be there with the goods. . SINKING SPRING , ' It seems that the patriotic meetings throughout the county were pretty well attended Sunday. We had as speakers at this place, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Allen and H. H. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Baker came as visitors. The speakers made excel lent talks, which were impressive, in structing and to the point; and they certainly had the desired effect. Though the crown was rather small, $2,500 was pledged for Liberty Bonds Our people now have the watchword: "Better a Liberty Bond than a tax receipt." If each and every tax-payer should invest as small an amount as fifty dollars, if no more, through out the United States, it might relieve us of having to pay out an equal amount for a tax receipt We must not forget that our Government is now waging a war of untold duration and it will prosecute the same from its finances in some way, and it is left for us to consider the best way. It has already cost us lives and money, and will cost more lives and money as well as provisions and other epuip ments. So, the harder we fight and the more we put in, the more we will have when it is over. In the end, if the "stars and stripes", continue to float in the breeze of Heaven, the American people may feel justly hap py. - G. PINE SPRINGS We are having fine weather at this time. Fanners are very busy prepar ing their crops. Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Wills motored to Greeneville Saturday and spent the day with their daughter, Mrs. T. W. Brown. Mr. Will Wills, "of Camp Jackson, is visiting friends and relatives at this place. Miss Nellie Ricker spent Saturday with Miss Selma Wills, and enjoyel the day fine while the old folks were visiting. Mrs. T. W. Whitehurst is visiting her son, Arthur, at Marshall, N. C. We will announce a wedding later n. , Miss Nellie Ricker spent Thursday and Friday night with her sister, Mr:-. G. R. Gilbert. Miss Virginia Gilbert is spending a few days with her old schoolmates in Houston Valley. Mrs. J. A. Wills visited her daugh ter, Mrs. Rufus Teno, Saturday after noon. Mrs. W. L. Ricker, who has been very ill for several days, is slowly Im proving. Mr. T. W. Whitehurst, we under stand, is invited to a birthday dinner Sunday, but we can't get him to say where it will be anyway, we wish him luck. Fay Ricker was the pleasant guest of her cousin, Gertrude Ricker, Wed nesday. , Miss Gertrude Propes, who has been sick for bo long, is slowly im proving, and thinks she will be able to return to her home in Texas pretty soon. We wish for Tier many years of health and happiness. -Dad's Girl. Our Cheap Column A Little Advertisment in this Column Will Bring Quick Results On Cent a Word. One Keller and Sons Piano, upright in mahogany case, used about seven years; largest fctyle and most expen sive piano Keller & Sons make. The case is in splendid condition. Our price $125.00. This piano waa taken in as a payment on one of our Weaver Upright Grand Pianos. Can be seen at Lynn Sheely Co., office Morri3 town, Tenn. ' . 27-4t LOST The party who found the gold ring in front seat of automobile in front of the Busy Bee Resturant will please return same io Busy Bee, and receive reward. WANTED-Rags, Scrap Iron and Castings; if you can't bring them to us, corner Church street and Southern Railway, watch for the Jung Truck. THE AUSTIN CO. For sale at a bargain One Soda Fountain. V ill install same cash or terms. ' Address Soda Fountain, care of Greeneville Sun. WANTED A middle-aged white woman to cook and do general house work for a family of three. Box 115, Afton, Tenn., Rt. 3. 2?-3t Extra fine Potato Slips 60c per 100. Fine late and early Cabbage, 35c per 100. Rhea Floral Company, Greeneville, Tenn. Prompt attention to mail and phone orders. dGt-Wl WANTED Rags, Scrap Iron and Castings; if you can't bring them to us, corner Church street and Southern Railway, watch for the Jung Truck. THE AUSTIN CO. PLANTS: Potato, Nancy Hall and Porto Rico. Tomato Plants, all lead ing varieties, three dollars per thous and, 10,000 and over two seventy five. Egg, Pepper, and Cabbage Plants. Satisfaction guaranteed. Enterprise Company, Inc., Sumter,' S. C. d-w-tf FOR SALE I FOR SALE! Used Cars At Bergainst If Sold At Once. One 7-passenger Studebaker. - One 5-passenger Overland. One 2-passenger Overland. 1 5-pesjenger Maxwell. I also have the famous line of Hud son, Hupmobile and Maxwell cars. Have samples of these cars in stock to show you, so don't hesitate to call on me at City Garage. New 'phono 311 at Garage, new :phone 2062 at residence. CLOYD F. PAEMAN..