The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1918 · Page 7
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, May 2, 1918
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THUHSDAY, MAY 2, 1018. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE, PA. FAQS LADIES! SECRET TO MRKENGRAY HAIR Bring Biii'k Tfs Color ami Lustre M'Jtli Grandma's SBKO Ten Kcclpc. by a Prussian Officer***^ Who Participated in the . 'ing and Pillaging of Belgium De'roil Fret Pros Tn the evening wp went Into cnmp In an open field, pitching tents, and the oest day continued our march. The country through which we Ia«p(J -A-fls uninteresting and offered nothing in the WHY 01 variety. The lew tiny \Hinges thrujsrli uhich WP passed had all hoea : bnndoned, and stroy»v]. Lonsr t r a i n 0 ot f licit ive" pct-iKfd ns continually. These people W)~e a; a rule those-who hail escaped when rhe French anny retreated und were rot liming now to llnd their horre,-; destroyed by tho roush hand of "* After a lonjc march, interrupted only by halt and short bhon?r«. we tin* pro.iched the tares Help rn-Frer.Hi bor- d°i t o w n of Snsrnv. located on the Bel- gl.Ti ^it 1 " ot (he border It was about noon End ns the thunder of cannon con^rar.r';.- grew «strnp.i; r. which 'nd'- Cfited tbnl a new b n t t i · was developing w e hopfd to be able to remain in tho town overni'jlir. About one o'clock we entered and were b lifted in a bl^ ba?-n. Most of the soldiers refused to ent f i n i ' i the field kifh^nt. and requl- ( sItk»iH-(! epgs, chicntr.s, peese and youn? picv Soon e. er: body wa^ cr-ol::.-^ I ani sorry to sny tint most of rhr-? « ^ f foraged .i:id r«:u*.ed to ppy fur what they had -akeu. Se\v.T«-l soldiers now arrived with bnr-r^K of n i n e - and also n t a r y bottle-*, which were ir^nntly orened nnd emptied. The obvious replied, and soon many nnnoori'mtssionet* officers and men were helplessly drunk. The owner of our barn had possuS'-ed three large ho^;. One of the drLnkcn noticom- mi-yIoned ofHrers tried to k i l l one of thr.-e boss with a d;:! pocket knife. Ee had tortnrud the px r 1 t-.vt nlmost to dcnth when the a i M i a l was mercifully hiTed by n luiHe' 1 A few minutes afterward the u'lrer \vent to Bleep. This was only an cxairple und not the worst, for the inhabitants of our men who hrd becom 11 drink. There were open and secret robberies of gardens, stabler nnd houses here nnd no restriction* whatever were put on the soldkr^. There wrs no improvement In the!- £*»neral conduct, despite many complaints. One fumil reported that the French hnri treated them , very well, but thnt onr highly trained noldiers plandered and stote. It \\t.s therefore not surprising that the population suffered want ?nd hunger. I oft^n shared my bread v i t h t icse suffering people. With two comrades, one day, I gave my portion of meat. Test-tables and pr^serv-*? and ai.-'o a ba^' of 0:1 Inns to i v,ith eight children. Btcaii-M* the ro:: w n ^ mining in onr blood, u c flree wrc rrn- tonci'd to extra u a t c h d i f / for a week for ilio offense of displaying a love cf J humanity. Our leader. Lieutenant* cf KLserve Eirii. declared that such · i.iiii;; .1^ pity , Tias insaaitj. He sUd i; ilie v.x:nan had e.^ht children thnt wr.s her bosi- \ ne«. Then l.e cocci u- d bj s-af ing V i j j i £re::t euiUn-is: "In war t-\ery- serve 14 das at hard I rbor. Ke w a s had si.- m.n'I in ! is arms, v !;icl; he hsd gathered from .- :r.o".£ the- *o!- diu.s. "ilie .-.anio ISeuteian: met him. accompanied by ^cver: I aoncommi^- sioned oncers. To the question us 1^ be vrr t ? going, he replied, that he was n · Iii 1 ; V.T.V to nssl?t a poor fnmlly , wtidi .TTiuiSly suTered htmser. The llt'Jlpr.ant at once orient! him to he n,r' * r.ii'l r**7erl ot r! e ^o'rKpr, ru!l- Inr h'n* fnf\ idiot. Hottentot, etc. But ; the ^.'-ItJicr m'vprThele^ did not obey ' and nhcn the lien tenant tbTindered o Et-OiTv! COTTIITr.fl t" h.l't, Tht; '^oldlPT · tnrr.c'' aro:,".fJ nnd th"i*w the bread l^fo 'v ih«* Ketuenant's feet. Then he K f *i o"iet.y. "I fl» not v.-SKh anybolT ary h u n n . tm if you jind your autocratic ^ni'ly. nnI the vhol** (iencan naiifT. i'nrl r o en*lnre I ' h ^ T the poor · lo);H«tr«- n r /« oliM'^pd to " t i f 'rr. It \,m\t\ bf a bitter but JLht lessf^.*" Tl !* nrrn wa?: sen ten red to wrve 14 ' dnys for tnlttT-c hrn-fe i-» hJj- pu^i'inr oftlcer. It ^urj'risi'l 1;^ n i l t h n t he was Dut bitte-ne*?* in th*- rnnk« ^rew. and n t I P - I tl-e many bar I pnn. t -ini iit? fro'tJ 1 ^' il'at thv i poldi^vs refused to tlf r ny of r bel *· en n r*i ', f ii. ' \Ve It-it ^u^nv the uex- moru^g and ' I one hour later crossed the Frsnco-nei- g-an border. Here again we were ordered to Rive three cheers us we did when our troops first crossed Germany Into Belgium. At noon xve arrived at Vlvler-Au-Court. "We remained In the village until evening and were permitted to %o nbnnt without" restrictions Ta the afternoon nine men of iny company wore arrested for assaulting a ^^o^'Im hut were soon released. At this time there was a jjreat scarcity of tobacco among our soldiers and I knew that a mark or more was paid for n cigarette whenever one was offered for sole Here, in Vivier-Au- Court there was but one government tobacco stall. I have seen how men uere forced by noncommissioned officers nr the point of g^ni to give np their entire supply of tobacco for wortlile 1 "' requisition papers. These "^emu-men" later s-old tl.oir tobacco at half a mark for small pickets. Townrd evenmg we marched off and brought the howitzers to B new position, from where the enemy's defenses on the Mease could be bombarded. After a short march we encountered and fought a French army northeast of Donchery. Only thi- enemy's renr ciinrd \\")" on our side of the Meuse. To It was given t h e duty of covering tli*- crossing of the main body of the French armies over thr Meuse, which ivn«; done near Doncbery. The few brhlges left standing were not sufficient for the enemy to cross as sneedliy as lie should hnve. As a result there developed In Donchery a terrible fij;ht. The French made an enormous effort. There was a terrible slan'jht^r ns man fougrt against man. It wa« one of the most fearful battles I have ever irltm^sed. No one knew afterwards bow many he had ktlfed. sometime? stronger men, then weaker ones ntinckert. The glare from burning houses turned Into red the white* 'of t h e fighters' eyes and revealed men Without any headgear, unkempt hair, uniform open or mostly torn. It was bajonettlng, MtMns. scratching and plungtne like wild br-a^ts for life or death. Everybody fought for h!i life. Thfre wns no quarter. Only monnin^' and gasping conld be heard. Ea^h man thought only of his owu life, of death or his home. Old memo- rie«! raced rhrnngh The mind, pursuing one another feverishly and *yK men grew wilder, for they now battled a Put rhere rould not vet be any letup. Again and again then* Is nothing to do hut ^trike. -;tub bite, fighting w i t h o u t gun or other weapons except thow provided by nature for IJfe or death. The e^ertlnn brcomes more superhuman. You bite nnd you are a victor. But victor only for a second, for the neTt nntjifronist Is already upon you. He has Just killed one «f your comrades Yon surMorly remember tba£ 3'O!i still h j i v p 11 dairger. After a hasty search you find 't In It* repfular place. O:F\ two. rh^ee and It s-nka to the hilt in the of your enemy. 'On. on, whp.-e there nre new enemies. Ton suddenly SPP yo^tr nert antngonist before von. He Is nfter your life. He bites, stabs, scratches, to get yon down, to pierce your heart with his dagger nnd again you u»* ycnnr. Thank God. he lies on the ground; yen nre «ared. Bnt ntnp; you mnst have that dagger brick, i'on pnil It from the brt*ast of your late enemy. A stream of warm blood -'hoota from th* open wonnd In your face. Human blood, warm human blood. Ton ehndder, terrlfled only for a fe\7 seconds, for tiiere Is another a'!Yor«ary. It is ngalu neces- s:iry for yon to defend yourself. Again. a ad again the rnurdfT commence* oneir. Always, and always again, thrcugh l^e whole nfght At last, toward four o'clock In th» morning, the JTrrnch retired across tho lleuxo will: the Germoiw Etorming nfter tin-in, Whpn the bridge waB fxtll of Cer:unn rv-)!(ller», Jt was blown up by t l r Prnncii nnd hnnrtrcdn of Germans f t u n n tl.oir d^nth En the Mease. Common garden sage b r e w e d into a hea.vy tea, with siuphur and alcohol added, will turn gray, streaked and faded lieair beautifully dark and luxuriant. Mixing the Sage Tea and Sul( phur recipe at home, though, J« 1 troublesome. An tiaIer way is to get j the ready-to-use preparation ini- f proved by tbe addition o£ otner in- I gredienib, a large bottle, at little cost, | n d r J 4 stores, kco^n as "Wyeth'a ' Sage and S u i p l i u r Compound,' thus avoiding a lot of muss. While gray, faded hair i.s not -=inful. we all desire to retain our youthful appeal ance and attractiveness. By darkening your haii w i t h Wyeth'a Sage and Suipliur Compound, no one can tell, because n does it so n a t u r a l - ly, so evenly. You just dampen a spoug( or soft brush with it and draw this tlTough your hair, talcing one small " t r a r d a: a tune; b morning ail gi"i.y hairs have disappeared. After another apphcat on or two your h a i r becomes beau'.iEully dark, glossy, soft a:id luxuriant and you appear y e a i « younger. Wyeth's Sage and Su'phi.r Compound is a d e l i g h t f u l Lollct rrqirisitc. It Ls not intended for th cure, mitigation or prevention of disease.--Adv. and tiie cries and begging of the wounded l e f t everybody cold. ( Some Catholic sisters lay dead In front of their convent. The only bnild- Inq th-it wns spared la Donchery was tbe armory of the Twenty-third French dragoons. There was not much time In which to do anything, for at seven o^'clock 1 the French began to hurl shells Into the village. We fcrtlfiod ourselves behind a thick card en wall directly in i front of the Meuse. The river bnnfc at this point was Sat, but on tlio oppo- Mtc side It was steep. Here tbe French Infantry had dug itself In und estab- ! Hshed Uircp lines, oue above the other. The artillery firing was too far. We did not come within Its range, .so that we were able to observe the effect of the shelling of our own artillery on tho , enemy Infantry positions before. n«. | The 21-centimeter shells raced by above our heads nnd burst with a fear! ful noise In the enemy's trenches. The French could not resist thJ-$ hall of shot very long. They soon abandoned r.II the heights on the river bank. They abandoned Soudan without a fight and it wns le/t intact, which had not been the case with Donchery. chery. It was discovered that our company had lost 33 men In battle. A f sition wns taken behind the drngo- armory nnd oar company, which now was reduced to 90 men. was ordered ^ to attempt the building of a pontoon * bridge over the lleu^e. After we had , be**n r*-enforrod by 80 men, we * mmchi-d in small detnchmenti In or- , f der noc to draw the euem's attention J to us. After an hour's march we J The most precious thing that a man possesses in this world is his family. When an American soldier leaves this country and leaves behind his wife and child or his mother or any member of hb family he KNOWS that his goverment will not let them suffer. He is offering his life to protect his country and he KNOWS that his country will protect those that are dear to him. For the sake of the American soldi*r f for the sake of his family, YOU are asked to buy LIBERTY BONDS, to lend your money to the United States Government ;o that there shall never be lacking the necessary funds to protect the soldier at the Front and to protect his family at home. Surely you will not fail to do your share for the sake of those who are offering their lives to protect and yours. AND BUY THEM FREELY FROM ANY BANK LIBERTY LOAN ADVERTISEMENT has been contributed by as a patriotic contribution towards winning the war meters from the Mcn-ie to rest unril darkiu"?« i-pt in. At twilight a division bridge train u u s driven up close to our hiding place. This wn* soon followed by a corps bridge train aa a reserve. After all prepr.rations were made and the 1 main advance work, such as setting up the bridge fatnyf. and landing platforms, were ready, tho Kingie pontoon wa,;ons drove up. They were- speedily but silently unloaded. We complered four pontoons, that la, 20 ractors of bridge, without the enemy discovniQg a n j tiling. Ther «udden!y the search'i?ht of the enemy wis "t't in action and scanned the river. ,\Ve dropped to the ground at nnce. The enemy roust have seen \i*. for the searchlights played here n n d there and kept our bridge positln-i under rontlioons glare. We were discovered hardly before we knew what had Imppen^d, nnd a rnln of nre fell (n the water In front of us. We continued to ile fiat on the ground as four more shots struck the water, this time a Hrtle nearer to the bridge r,nd one shot hit the bank. At oncp a third rain of "hot followed und tvro struck the bridge. Two men fell in the -rvnter and two lay deod on the bridge Those In the water swam a«hore nnd escaped none the worse for their I'rperience except for a bath. TO BE CONTINUED. FREE WAR GARDEN PRIMER 3- Pagt'b Fully I j H i ^ t r a l c t i [or K i c r v Re.ider of The Daily Courier \\'e ha\e arranged w i i h t h e National War Garden Commission, Building, ^"ashmjjton, D C., for you to got 'In* rreo g a r d e n book of instnuaon on how t i plitr.t and tulth'alo a RLU'den. Fend ·JiiH coupon acd a two CCQL stamp for postage 1 ,\0^ to XATIO.VAL W A R Maryland Building, Docember 27th. 0.917.- Y aching-ton, D. C. H e r e w i t h two cent stamp for pasUKe for w h u b please ;eud me your ^ a r garden hook free PLAN to PLANT and WIN the WAR iL LONG DISTANCE MOVING Save Money on Long Trips By Making Arrangements One Week in Advance. Get Rates. P. B. KESSLER. 613 McCormick Ave., Connellsville, Pa. Tri-State Phone 404. Bell Phone 234. l!r* Kobort Willisas, Calesburg, I/O. Hear Sir: You arc right Then you scy in JOTJTS of Dscen- bcr 24th thot Scnreco ic a rcmBrkobly gsod tooth 703to nnc thet. it has o strors story to tell, but the difficulty lise in p u t t i n g tnst story in s^ch language cs will convince the public. The Sor.rpco story of a r o d i a i n a l poste that not only cleanses tho t e e t h but also keeps mouth nnd guns healthy, when put on paper does net soiind very d i f f e r e n t Iron the story of ;i:st any ordinary dentifrice* For that reason *c pake every effort to get the people to try Scnroco. / f t o r that Senreco tells its own story - and f"olly 90fS of then aro senrooo usera and boosters from then on. 7".ero ia a Senreco user in Pittsburgh who haa i n t r o d u c e d o^r p r o d u c t i r s t o the fa-iilies of thirty-four of his f n e r d s . rlnthi;E3C3T'? IIo, not entirely. Sitapl7 Q cese of Se^rocc -"i-kn£ j^ooc. It is ''-at as stated above. If they w i l l try Serreco - if they once becon» acquainted v / j t h a reel d e n t i f r i c e - w i t h what a denti- f r i c e can ard should be - they are Senreco boosters fron that tine on. Your druggist cr to 13 at count ore can ei3nol7 you with Seireco. It CODCS in lar^e t two onrco tubea end retails at 25/. Why not get a t u b e to-day 0 Try it. ye stand behind eve.*- i^c'-'-jo cf Sonreco vrith a money-back guarantee. Very "iruly yours, SESRZCO, CINCIKK1TI. CHAPTER IV. Tlie scene of the slaughter conld ROM be surveyed at leisure. Dead and wounded were strewn all around, and over them eio'irls o* smoke and flames ni'it'e the nlr tlilrlj. tevt we were al- ref.!x too hnrrlfcnrd to feel iiruch pity. LIumai..t7 wa.s to the winds nr.ur. The Tlrst ».Hoi)r.l's Trade Tioicw O'i! This IVocli. Xo tiii?i:ipqc inan in C^or.nel.sviKp nhnu'i! -^',sr, r«ni-g 't. Tl'e tacts and nrnires It contains about trade cor.di- j tions r-re reliable, it keeps vou poster! i DTI w h a t Is taking place in many lines. It's PRCK Send yoni adrtre«s to the First .National Dank. Connellsville.-- IHio to 1'atronlzo. Merchants who advenije their good-« ae Daily Courier. IJell Phone 150. 218 . fith St. TRjL\Sl- hu I'OXFAXY General, Uipht and Heav* Hauling. J^ncal and Long Distance Moving JATTEfi n. STRAXfJE Cnal nnd Coke, roniielisTino. 1IOTOK T11I/CK nod WAGONS. ,^. M O V I N G A_"!D i t O I t l l N O ^ 1*IA.XOS A fci"i:CIALI'V, TRY OUE CLASSIFIED ABLETS. ORPHAN'S TRANSFER OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELLSVILLE, PA. KT C. A. FOIQHT -. ?~\ ( KWOW NOU RE. J V Lviu«-! T . ' HA.S A ^o'B AS

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