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Thursday, February 28, 1918
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PAGE SIX. DAY1T COURIER CONNEULSVTLLb PA THURSDAY rEJiRLAR\ 28 1913 BELGIANS HERDED - IN ttniE PENS Participant's Testimony of Degradation Accompanying Deportation From Mons. SCENES OF FIENDISH CRUELTY -,- t)i Women Forbidden to Give Food and 5 j "' * Clothing to Men Facing Privation ,-- ~" - and Cold--United States' j'- - Appeal Unheeded. ; ^_~ Conspicuous among cold-bloofed acts of cruelty committed by ike 'i*~*~ 'Germans, to their everlasting dis- ~grace, the deportation from Mont is """ prominent Official documents published by the committee on public "~ information tell part of the harrow- vug ftory ^ ,, A vivid sketch of tbe deportations ij, from Moos ordered by German authorities, drawn by a participant, may well , be cl^ed here "I wni take the 18th of November - ~ ^ of last year [191b] A week or so be~^~ ' fore that a placard wiis placed on tbe -^ "- walls telling my capital city of Mons "" that in seven days* all tbe men of that ^ city who were not clergymen, who _,, were not priests, who did not belong to ' the city council, would be deported * " _ "At half pasture, in the gray of the ^ "~ ~ morning on the 18th of November, ! they walked out, (WOO men at Mons, myself and another leading them down tbe cobblestones .of the street and out where the rioting would be less than ~* in the great city, with the soldiers on · each side, with bayonets fixed, with ' the women held back. _ "The.degradation of rt' The degra- _-datt» of-it as they walked Into this 1 ^ great, market square, where the pens . were erected, exactly as If they were ^ cattle--ail the great men of that pror . "rngs--the lawyers, tbe statesmen, the i ~ -- heads of the trades, the men that had ,,"" made the capital of Ilainaut glorious -dnrinj tnejasc20 years. "There they were collected, no question of who they were, whether they were busy or what they were doing or what their position in life. 'Go to the right' Go to the left' Go to the right r So they were turned to tbe one side or the other '' "Trains were standing there ready, ^ steaming to take them to Germanv Ton saw on the one side the one brother taken, the other brother left i ,, .A hasty embrace and they were sepa- r rated and gone. "Ton saw the women In hundreds t with, bundles in their bands, beseeching to be permitted to approach the , ~ trolna, fo sire their men the last that they had in life between themselves and starvation--a small bundle of ,. clothing to keep them warm on their ^ way to Germany Tou saw women approach wifh a bundlt that had been trary to morals and internationil law, both these men who have already been taken to Germany and those who tomorrow will undergo the same fate, if from the butslde, from neutral Europe nnd tha United States no help is offered. latlon with tho result of forUng them to labor in Germany, nnd is constrained to protest In a friendly spirit but most solemnly against this ucllon \shkh is In contra; entlon of all precedent and those huinune principles of tntcrna - - i , ttocnl practice ^hlch have long been "Oh- The; Belgian women have also acCLIjtll , U11U £olloWLd by dvmze d na known how to carry out their duty In ! UoM , a th( _ |r trc , Un(mt rf nonconlbll . the hour 5f danger, they have n o t , f , n f f l ln ,,,,,,,,,,,,, rt tnr ,i fiwv Further A 1 i' The; tne nour 5i danger, iney nave HUL tants la corquC rLd tenltory ·neakened the courage of the soldiers more tho gov(jrament o£ tb , of honor by their tears "They have bravely given to their country thos* ^vhom they loved The blood of mothers Is flow ing on the -purchased "by the sale of the last ot_ their household effects Not ^one was allowpfl to approach to give her man the warm pair of stockings or the warm jacket, so there might be some chance of his reaching tiere. Off they went'"--John H Gade in the National Geographic Magazine Ma, ' - HUT. -. The Belgian women sent a touching appeal to Minister \\hltlock Appeal of Belgian Women I ~ _- - "Bnuwels, NOT 18, 1916, 48 Hue de la :-- _, Madeleine His- Ercellency, Mr Brand Whitlock, - Bnvov Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of toe"United States of America. Mr Minister From the depths of our well of l lisery our supplication rises to vou In addressing ourselves to you, we denocnce to your government, as well q^ to our sister* thn women of the nation which you represent In our _T~jnfdst, tbe'Crimlnal abuse of force of if thick our unhappy and defenseless J. v Z.^Beoplft Is a. victim Since the beginning of this atrocious \\ar we ha\e IOOKC 1 on impo ent- ty and with our heart.*, torn ulth e\*.-v sorrow at terrible events which put v * -civilization Back into the ages of the barbarian hordes "Mr Minister the crime which Is .«. now being c -emitted under your eyes, ~"^" najCejy, the deportation of thousands ** of~men compelled to" work on enemy soil against the Interests of their coun try, cannot And any shadow of excuse " -on the ground of mllitirt uet-esslty, for it constitutes a vlolat'c j force of a Trrr -sacred nghf of human conscience. Z LL^Calltd ,Mcnstrou;j Ixtrem^y. £T iTYhateiei jnay be tbe .motive, it TM-- cfitmorbe tfjmitted that citizens may be 'compelled to work directly or v indl rectly~ for the. enemy against their brothers who are fighting 'Tne convention of The Hague has *·" ^_consecratod tils principle Nevertheless the occupying power _,, is forcing thousands of men-to this · monstrous extremity, which Is con- lattlefields with that of their sons "Those who are taken away today lo not go to perform a glorious duty Chey are slaves In chains who In a lark exile threatened by hunger, prison, death will be called upon to Derlorra the most odious work--service j the enemy against the fatherland Rights of Honor and Conscience "The mothers cannot stand by while juch an abomination is taking place without making their voices heard in protest, 'They address you In the name of *he unalterable rights of honor and conscience It has been said that women are 'all powerful suppliants' We have felt authorized by this saying, Mr .Minister, to extend our hands to you and to address to your country a last appeal. "We trust that In reading these lines you will feel at each word tbe unhappy hearfbeeats of the Belgian women nnd will find in your broad and hu mane sympathy imperative reasons for intervention. "Only tbe united will of the neutral peoples energetically expressed can counterbalance that of the German authorities "This assistance which the neutral nations can and therefore, ought to lend TIS, TV ill it be refused to the oppressed Belgians? "Be good enough to accept, Mr Min Ister the homage of our most distin- i guished consideration " (Signed by a number of Belgian women and 24 societies } The United States government did not fall to rtspond to this touching ap peal and to others of a similar nature. The American embassy at Berlin promptly took up the burning question of the deportations with the chancellor nnd other representatives of the Ger man government lu an interview with the under secretary of state for foreign affairs Mr Grew was handed an official statement of the German plans, which is. In translation, as follows German Camouflage. "Against the unemployed In Belgium who are n burden to public charity In order to avoid friction arising there- fronj compulsory measures are to be adopted to make them work so far us they are not voluntarily inclined to work, in accordance with the regula tion Issued Maj 1C 1016, by the governor general. In order to ascertain such persons the assistance of the mu nicipal authorities is required for the district of tbe governor general In Brussels while in the districts outside of the general government, 1 e In the provinces of Flanders lists were demanded from tne presidents of the local relief committees containing the names of persons receiving relief For the sake of establishing uniform procedure the competent authorities have, In the meantime been instructed to moke the necessary investigations regarding snch persons also In Flanders through the municipal authorities, furthermore presidents of local relief committees wno may be detained for having refused to furnish such Isits will be released " Mr Grew pointed out that the deportations were a breach of faith and would injure the German cause abroad. In his official summary of the negotations which he carried on he says ' I then discussed in detail with the under secretary of state for foreign nf fairs the unfortunate impression which this decision would make abroad, reminding him that the measures were in principle contrary to the assurances given to the ambassador by the chan cellor at general headquarters last spring nnd duelling on the effect which the policy might have oil-England's at tltnde towards relief work in Belgium. II said I understood that the measures had been promulgated solely by the [military government in Belgium and that I thought the matter ought at leost to be brought to the chancellor s personal attention In the light of tbe (consequences which the new policy would entail Herr Zimmermann inti mated In reply that the foreign office had very little influence with the mill tary authorities and that It was un likely that the new policy in Belgium could be revoked. He stated, how erer. In answer to, niy inquiry that he would not disapprove of my seeing the chancellor about the matter ' Solemn Protest by United States The .formal protest of the United States wus as follows "The government of the United States has learned with the greatest concern and regret of the policy of the ·German government to deport from government of the United States Is convinced that the effc t of this policy If pursued will in all prob ability be fatal to the Belgian relief work, so humanely planrcd so successfully carried out a result which would be generally deplored and wlilcn it is assumed woulu se-localy embarrass the Geiman go-vernment Ihis protest we followed by tho^e nf the pope the klpg of SpaH the government of Switzerland and other neutraib They were of DO avail er ccpt perhaps to lead the German au thdriues to draw n tighter veil over their detestable proceedings Bu*t iht evidence hab in some measure come through although the tull facts will not he known until the liberation of heroic Belcinm WHEN LIFE NEARS ITS CLOSE Physical Change* That Paralyze, In Varying Degree, the Mind and Limbs of the Aged. One of the chief tragedies of orrcora- ing age is the Increasing difficulty In moving about and In graeping new IC«GB Limbs and wits both become lea* nimble and agile It .has now been dlsco\ered to wh*t thle condition Is due Certain «ub stances separate themselves 1 from the gray matter of the brain and cause a thickening In the celli of that part of the brain lying under the frontal bone, forming a gland like body wh'eh ·dentists call " plao^iee These **plaquea' are ray shaped kernels, more or leas irregular in form and frequently assuming the shape of crys tala. Just what substances cause the growth of ' pl*quea by segregation from tho brain matter scientists do not know But they do know ^that these substances are the substance* which make for nimblenesa quick nesa ease of *hought and movement. The favorite place of the plaijue. the front portion of the brain is also the part of the brain which becomes diseased, in casea of paralysis, so tbat same biological analogy exists between difficulty of movement and speech and Impossibility of movement and speech. The plaquea are found chiefly In the rtad of the brain "Very rarely they attack the spinal column if present in minute numbers the per son attacked shows only the milder symptoms of old age slowness of mo\ ement fatigue inabilltj to understand quickly If presented In large numbers senile dementia, one of the most horrlbio conditions into which the huxun body lapse occurs They attack the Intellectual and the dull Bitted people alike in old age for some o' the brightest minds be come afflicted with dullness and ap parent stupidity even to senile dementia In some Instances On the oth«r hand people who haie always been doll wit ted even illiterate are afflicted In a like manner so It can not be claimed the affliction. 1* due to Spring Dresses for Little Girls BACK THE BC YS AT THE FRONT WiTH YOUR DOLLARS SAVE SAVE In these war times economj should lie tha fvatchword of every person Sa\e and invest in jour Countr s secuntjeb Buy Liberty" Bonds and buy War Savings Stamps Come to us dud we vAill help vou Tough Trust Company Capital and Surplus $^50 000 00 Resouuoes $1,500,000 00 Spring dresses for little gMs arc abundantly displayed just now and all ·women appear to enjoy looking at them Surely she who has no interest In any little one is missing something that belongs to her, for these little dresses bring a smile and a lingering look to nil eyes Cottons as fine aud smooth as those wo\en In French looms and enticing colors gay and soft, make the sections of stores v here the dresses are shown ai bright as spring gardens The^e fine cottons are the prodntt of Amerl can looms and these lovely olors show how great en advance has been made In the manufacture of American dyea, the great 'war hn\Ing compelled us to rely upon ourselves for d estates we may become entirely Independent of. other count-les. The dross at the left ts so adeqaute- ly pictured Hint It harrtlj needs description It Is shown In several pat terns of fine giogham and la made with pockets cut on the diagonal, narrow bins banding and a collar of plain chunhray of the sn me color as the dark bar in the gingham The little dress at the right Is of Peter Pan cot ton much 111-e a smooth cliambrav but softer It is shown In light jellow, me dJum shade of b ue and two or three pint tones There is a smocked punel between plaits at the front and back and collir and caffs of white cotton with buttonholed scallops on the edges Any of the hnmler TV eaves of cotton will serve for theso Patterns for drones very like these are to be had of any of the standard pattern companies Mothers select the plain* st onp^ nnd male up quantities of gtnphnms for plnv dresses The Peter Pan li ess Is not for such hard wenr, It has more needlework on It and Is not so easily laundered It may i survive sevenl dinner times or visits,] or trips to Sundav school before It must be con«=ipnod to the tub And It may be depended on to emerge as good as new -- as fresh nnd sw eet as It should be for so =wret a wearer li / S a person is dependent upon his own efforts--not upon the help of others Strike out now for \ourself on the safe road of thrift Step into tne Lmon National Bank and open an account 3% Interest Paid on Savings iecounts. UNION NATIONAL BANK A clock now ticking In Kansas City was built In P rmouth England. an overworked brain. t Protect the Snake. Accentuating the idea In an editorial in The Sunday Star that birds should be protected as they a"e the farmers friends and their destruction would be followed bjthe destruction of the hu Ing, explained the man but by noon Afj(i|rp | A | | R | F RFfiL PERSON ( I t warms up--moderates consider K "" lc - U»UnlC nCJU. rtriSUN j 'An, I iee" smiled tho bishop ' Tep, explained the Montana man ' i In all seriousness 'you may find it 36 degrees below zero when you get i up in. tho mornluff and bj noon it will j have moderated until tha thermome- j ter may show on]} 30 below ' I "The afternoons ot such balmy days," suggested Bishop Luccock are given over to gardening? --Kansas i City Journal the suggestion also be protect Record Herald is man race comes that snakes should od Tals from the Instructive Legislation to protect snakes that are harmless to man and destructive to rats, mice and other creatures ob noxious to farmers is being sought In several states according to Prof H D Bailey of fituhlenberg college a Pennsylvania, Institution In a recent lecture Prof Bailey pronounced the king snakes the milk snakes the bute, th« corn toy and indigo snakes all valuable allies of the farmer and commended efforts to increase the number of ball snakes which though la-ge are harmless and abound in some western states As m a n s knowledge of nature In creases he finds many creatures useful or harmless to his Interests, and he should act accordingly Many bnakes a-e benefactors of man according to authorities and once the instinctive dread oC them- disappears through knowledge -«d familiarity there IB nothing ol ^ lonable In their presence--Kansas City Star Eager to Help He--Sly dear Miss Gladys I have been converted but I find there are some things I must do The minister has told me for instance, that where I have done ·* -ong 1 must make resti tutlon. She (sympathetically)-- Sometimes that cannot always be done For mU isters asli hard things He (dowbtfuliv)--Nou Miss Gladys the other day I stole a kiss from you and according to the minister I must give it back s 9be (promptly)---Well, I suppose you ought to do what the minister tells you. Balmy Days In Montana. Bishop N" Luccock, recently named at the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church at Minneapolis Minn will make his home in Helena Mont, ard have charge of conferences J n Montana Tdaho and the two Da kotas Meeting a citizen from Mon tana the bishop who will have much traveling to do asked 'How ie it out there in winter 9 " 'Oh it gets a little chilly In fact Belgium a portion of the civilian popu- ; auite blting along ^ tbe early mom Glat.ii iu bi.i v it erica Glass \vus List manufactured ia America bj the pccple of lituibto\Mi Va uui m,; the jeir itolu Coiaum 1 " ing on thii. r act Tt 1m biniUi luia atcd Jmt Jie label of thi. colooj htio been misdirected in the iruuiifucture of ishes b o r p gl iss aud mr In n h i t h they could bj no means compete with Sweden or Hussu Xhe JububiUmts of Jamestown did not nt,ree w i t h this \ tew, ho\\ e\ LI, nad soon iftcnvaid commenced the erection of a glass works the completion of v hich UQS In ternipted bi t the Indian massacre of 1622 The first n liS5 factorr in J\orth Arrurica to attempt the Indus rj on nn ·ambitious scale was built In 1780 at Temple, N" B by Robert Heues of I Boston The workmen 32 In number i uere Germ in deserters from the Brit j t^h arim The (nrele^ne^s of a \voiV man caused the Gestrnctlo i of thn plant bj 0re in 1781 In 1S03 a gla-*s factory was established In Boston and since that time the Industry has flourished V American Girl of Samo "Ilk" Gives Facts of Origin of the Popular Scotch SoriQ More than once hns the question ns to whether Annie Laurie, the subject of tile ever popular and over living song bearing her name as title, was a real person or mere "fiction A letter has come to hand that was written by Ml^s M E Riddle, daughter of the late Judge Riddle for many ·venra a drcnlt court Justice In this section says a writer in (he Pitts burgh Gn/ette-T mcs The Riddles weie of Laurie UL as Scotch folk aav, ind the} had gone to '-orne consider j-bl* 1 pnins to ^et the =;tor\ oC tl e song striight, as there h i d been consider- ablt contention about it Here it !s * TennRIddcH (the namoliter spelled UidcilO \\ns married to Sir Robert I mr c tin* first baronet of Muruel on One of: ihel r daughters was Annie Lau rie ct-Iobrn^oa in Scotch sc og ' Vnnle L i u r l e was famed for her beautj uml cleverness nnd \\ is a social f uoriteln all the counts rouud about, so I 4 - wns not at all surprising that she captivated (i Ur Douglas of EngHnd a man of cnluiie and of letters, who composed the song bearing her name "But seeing that the course of true love does not run smoothly she married a SI" Gnrgcsson leaving Mr Douglas to his hunting and his verses "To this d r v rrmv pilgrims go to Moxue ton di-rnn thirhcr by the much loTod sontf ' Vnnie Lnurie M n ny also visit Cm ^dorrocli ·where she spent he- married life in comfort 'WARY OLD BIRD IS TRUTH Fact Worth Remembering When One Is Tcrrpted to Criticise Errors Seen In Newspapers ""Where Oo you grt tho absurd facts you print'* la a fiivorifc query put to noubprpcr men la tho vic\v of these cynics nownnpers spend most of their time misspelling names im nfiinlnjr Incidents tint n t \ e r happened, and tencnlh manhandling life ns It Is led There Is just one insrr r to be made lo the query above and Hint is "Newspapers get such of their facts as are absurd from the absurd human beings who for one reason or a thou sand refuse to relate facts accuri'-oly Newspapers, truth telliug newbpappr« spend a verv large part of their time correcting these misstutements, run ning them to their source and Retting at the truth A certn'n prnporJi'o of error gets by--not as ijreat a proportion as can be heard in aay village neighborhood gossip for 1* is the con ccrn of newspapers--of honest ones, that Is--to allow for errors and correct j them whereas it Is the concern of those other purveyors of news gossips to create errors whenever thev are more Interesting than the truth The next time yon find an error In v our favorite newspaper trv au expert ment Try to Capture one small fact vourself In your own home town You will quickly discover just how warv a bird the truth js and how very unpopular--"New York Tribune, Japanese Arts and Letters. The Tamato association has been formed by distinguished Japinese citizens for the purpose of making Nip- j pen's achievements in arts and letters better known to the western world. Its promoters believe that Japanese civil izntlon Is not correctly understood b the vast majority of Occidental people. Her naval mlhtarv anil scientific ad viiDcement Is recognized bnt the West has yet to comprehend the significance of her achievements in the humanities The Japan Magazine, commenting upon the new organization says Many foreigners are di«Tosed to look "npon. Japan as merely a military na tion, whereas her most import-m* side Is tbe genius of her unique civilization and character If people could get a pllropse of the sonl of Japan thev ·would have quite a different opinion of her This can best be had from Japanese art and literature which in many j ways are equal to those of the "West, Even those Occidentals who tr\ to np- predate Japanese art p'-efi.r the Iwist reoresontntive art of the nation is for Japanese literature It 1* pric tically unknown among -western people ' The association will publish un-l-s on. Japanese historv literirurt 1 ind art and mnke rranslnrlcns Into European languages of the best works of 7ipnn ese writers ancient nnd modern, in addition Its endeavor will be *o pro mote the Jmpro\ ement of the national music and drama ing a Purpose A. purpose for which to save -- that is the reason -ah) ruaiiv thrifty people accumulate much money Decide right now on some good purpose and choose the Title Trust Company of 'W estern Pennsj Ivan- la as vour depository Your account is invited 4% Interest Paid on Accounts. MOVE BY AUTO TRUCKS BOTH PHONES OPPMAN'STRANSFER OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELLSVILLE, PA. Safe From Harm "Mr* Gaddj wns telling mo of hei nairo\\ escape the other dav -when she came near touching n IKc wire 'A I h e i\lre couldn t hurt her, toe much rubber about hei J. N. Trump HITE LINE 1 TRANSFER Cl MO"-OU TRUCK, and WAGONS. ttOVINQ JJVU HOISTING bP2£C!ALTl. His Reason "Your w i f e sn\e ub n splendid tec- tuio on cooking list nlslit Wliv %\crtn t sou thfro? T u is hoim with a leirible ittic of dyspopsh OCXXXWSOCX3OCK3OOOOOOOOOOOOC Ijjj J. B. KURTZ, 15 NOTARY PUBLiC I j AND REAL ESTATE. i ? No. 3 6outh McndOM U*n O ConnftltcvlUft Pa. I QOOCOCGOCXXXKISOOOOOOCOOQOn BT C. A. VOIGHT --Hard fo KtenTCfcefrfnl UBAVEWS-- Uovi^^^X -- DO Vo\i \ Uuow THAT iu EMEIZV PROP THEne I NULMOVJ "P+/0 HUMDHEP / 'FopCTy TMOOSAND E-ICMT ./ HOWDtlED AND THIPOV S\f J _., :=~~«osvr-- "SO CAUSES O^ PEA^M--7. A6AIU -- Nou MOSTlM T CAUSES MORE. ANVTMIMfi MUST KEEP GOT ME SCARSP To DEATH

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