The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on May 14, 1918 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
May 14, 1918

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Publication:
Location:
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 14, 1918
Page:
Page 7
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 7 article text (OCR)

TUESDAY, MAY 14. 1918. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA, PAGE SEVEN. The Gnfg§H of aQ SALE OF SUGAR TO CONSUMERS In order to insure as folly as possible the conseivaUon of the entire irutt crop of the present season and to encourage home cannnis and preserving, the following rule, governing family purchases of sugar, is made effective, in Consumers may purchase, and grocers may soil to any one family, sui^ir, for home-preserving purposes onJy, jn a quantity not. to exceed twenty-five pounds, upon thG signing by the purchaser and surrender to the seller of a certificate in the following form: Written by a Prtfsstan Who Participated in the ing and Pillaging of Belgium After a hard march ·\r3 orrrred at the front positions. In a veritable labyrinth of trtrachea. filled with water, we h«d the utmost tllfilculty finding our way about. Finally we arrived nt the very front. The French were only ten metera away and before we had been Cher* 1 two days we took part In a hand grecftde encounter. 3om« distance back we cstabllshea a pioneer depot 2VcDtr-flve of. oar men did nothing but assemble hand grenades. We were soon settled and ready for an emergency. In camp ·we were dl^ Ided among various troops. They showed us how the warfare waged at rJJs front required every imaginable Kind of f'^ht- Ing. There was mining, sapplt. 1-und grenade tnroTrlng, mine throwing uad light patrol battles. This %v«it on Uaj after day and night after night, ^ith 48 hours in the trench and a 12-hour rest. The shortage of men made a less strenuous schedule Impossible tpry. There was the One Hundred and Forty-fifth Infantry regulars, the Sixty- seventh, and Oae Hundred anu Seventy-third Infantry regulars and the One Hundred and Fifth EUrsch- bt'rg battalion. On the clay we wore relieved from duty in the -Vrgonne forests there were more dead In tlieso cemeteries than there were survivors of the several regiments. The Sixty- seveuth regiment had more than 2.000 dead. All the victims were members of that unit except a few pioneers, who hud been assigned to duty with It. Then* was never a clay without sorne loss of life, and on the days when the storming attacks were mnde, death h-id nn extremely large huncst. CHAPTER XV. CHAPTER XIV. The entire forest oC Arponne was blown to pieces when we arrived. Everywhere wus artillery, which maintained a fire on the villages behind the enemy's positions. One of the many batteries which %\e constantly had to pass en our march from the camp to the front, was In action when, we reached It. I aslced one of the gnmers what his objective was and he if-pbed that It was any Tillage within range, A substitute first lieutenant. In charge of the battery, stood nearby. One of my comrade* asked him if he Old not think there mlgtit be women and children in those vU'agea. "That would make nn difference," the first lieutenant replied. "Women and children are French, so what does it matter? This breed has to be exterminated in order that this nation shall not think of war again for a cen- ·nry." ·rms oay was aesigaatea ror n storming attack and we were obliged to be in our positions at seven o'clock In the morning. Promptly at 8:30 regiment No. 67 was ordered to attack. Pioneers led the way. They were supplied with hand grenades. These weekly attacks were opened half an hoar before the* Infantry west over by a Btorm of artillery fire. The artillery action required very careful calculation because the distance which separated our position frorr the enemy's was very alight. It varied from three to one hundred meters; never any more. At the point where we attacked the distance was 20 meters. Promptly at eight o'clock the artillery started. The first three shells struck a ditch, but the following ones hit fairly, that is, right in the French trenches. Once the artillery had the proper range whole sal\os of batteries descended upon them with admirable exactness. The cries of the wounded were heard once more, a sign that many had been hit. An artillery officer acted as observer In the foremost sense and directed tbe fire by pbone. Promptly at S;30 o'cmek the artillery fires stopped and we attacked. The eleventh tonrpany of the Sixty-seventh reglmenr, of which I spoke before, camp un f ler the fire of the enemy's machine sun*- and 18 of its men were killed after they had only proceeded a few stej;i outside the trench. Dead and woaoded men lay among the branches and the trees everywhere on the ground. Every man who was able to run sped forwa-xl to reach the enemy trench as quickly as possible, A part of the enemy defended itself desperately In a trench niled with water and mud. A terrible hn.ad-to-hsud fight resulted. We stood la water up to our knees. Men, severely wounded, lay In the mud. holding their mouths and noses above the water. Dunn? the fighting ' they were trampled more deeply into the dirt under our fe-t for we could not see where we were ^olng; we could only "roll up" the entire trench. The section won was fortified with all possible haste. On-f 1 more we had acquired at a heavy cost In human life a few meters of the Argonne forest. Thl*5 trench, which we took, had changed hands many times and even now w e were preparing; for the usual wmnter-a tracks. Presently th* "jackasses" went Into action. The "jackasses" nro the irnns of the French mountati. artillery. They were so named because they were drawn by mules. They are pirns of flat trajectory, kt-pt from JO to 100 meters behind 'the enemy lines. The sheila from these cannon flew directly ovur our head.'? and cut ihfir Tay tbroogh the branches at a h!ch rate of sp**d. Reeaiiso of the high velocity of the shell and the short d'-tnnc? It travel* ihe rtetormtlon nher. -ho shot If. firtd and the noise of rbf- -·^riinalon. ""mnd almost at the sume Insrt/mL Thes** "Jnrkasses" nre greuttv feared by the German ^oldlers because they are kept worklcR day snd night. It wa winter and very cold. The trendies had been fi'led with water and were now nothing except deep ditches of nrad. Under these conditions, throtiKii the Ice-cold nights, oor routine consisted of 48-. hours duty and 12 hours rnst. Every week a storm- lot; attack was made, the success of which was entirely out of proportion to the enormous losses. In all of the four months I was In :he Argonne forests wo gained 400 meters. The following datn will Indlc-iie how heavy a price wa» paid in Ilrcs for this little piece of France. Each regiment had its tnrn ceeoe- Kuch day in the Argonoe levied its tnll of victims, sometimes mnny, sometimes only a few. It is only natural that the morale of the soldiers should not be at Jts best under these circumstances. With the same indifference tliat the men had once j;one to their ^ork to support their wires and children they now went into action. This business of killing had become daily routine. \Vhenerer we discussed our situation, the crown prince and the comraandtr of the Sixteenth army corps. Lieutenant General von Mndra, Cared worst. The troops in the Airroruie forest belonged to the Sixteenth corps, ;he Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth divisions. Neither the crown prince nor Von Mudra hLtl ever been teen In the trenches. One of the members on the cro wn I prince's staff was the old field marshal. Count von Haeseler, former commander of the Sixteenth corps, who, before the war, was con-=idered a human fiend. These three called Clover Leaf by the soldiers, were far more despised by moat of the men than were the French cannon, which sougbt onr 1 miserable lives. I The Hohenzollern heir did not find hife hard at his headquarters several kilometers behind the battle front. It was ea?y for him to make himself popular v.-ith his order to go ahead, at ' the cost of thousands of lives He was ' very well Hked among 1 thf* high officers, wren wnom ne fat oenmo n stove m- though the progress was not fast | enough for them. , He honored Von Mudra with the order "Poor la Merits." bat of the soldiers he n^ver had a thought. They hnd not seen a bed for months. They were never given 2 chance to remove their clothing. They received only shells nnd steel nnd were almost euten up by tennln. They were covered with lice. There SUGAR PURCHASE CERTIFICATE FOR HOME PRESERVING I hereby declare to the United States Food Administration, that I desire to purchase from · ·--. -pounds of sugar for ray o\vu use, fur canning and pieserving pnrposos. I agree not to order sugar under this ruling, [rom any sourci 1 . in excess of my requirements for this purpose or, to use the bUgar bo ordered for any other purpose than that here specified. I have on hand sugar 10 the amount of I nscd for cann.ng and preserving in 1917 Name -- · Town _--_ ·, pounds. pounds? Street or R. F. D. Address O^ or^crvoujj SI5K AT O^CR IH. It. TV. MnclvMV/.IIX SPIXJIALI.ST. Chronic 1 tl I-I'-IKC* of m**n, d're.ises |«WVWWVWtfVWW*ftA?WW«Viff^^ --T01 LOVERS or EOM.WCI; VND roj ·Ki: \V1U, 1IAIL .ATI; PI-AY s.ml --Lic-C'iasfully tren.tt'1 Hie . physJc*tin, spr-ci.tlLat 111 cJioutc of mc.n Ltid \voim"n. "WITH DELIGHT IKIANGL.JS T H R I L L I N G 'THE SEA PANTHER" FKATl'MNG WILL] \ V n i . ^ M O N ' P ANL M A H V WARRIIN. IT IS TAKEN FROM THl: STORY I.N Tii:0 SATl UDAY Kvn.Niv; POST ALSO A GOOD 1 PJA.NCLK COMEDY. T 0 H 0 K R 0 YT Grocers will provide then ov*;: pnntet. farms fov asp :u Lbc aftlc of snL;ar under this ruling, and \vill forward woetclj £.1! coitillcaLos received during tho previous "week, to the County Food Aehrimstrato.-. Ri.n: BITID rni:s!;vrx i.onsi: I.OVKLY IN "A RICH MAN'S LOVE" A PICTURE OF T U V i : LOVi: A N L HOW A RICH MAN Yv'ON A POO!! OlRL'ri U I Z U I T . ALSO A GOOD L KO ( OMHDY. tftf^tfVM^iftflfinftjvafliwtere^^ Dawson. DAWSON, May 13.--Mr and Airs. William Brothers of near Scottdale, ^pent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert XOD. Joseph Friedman is a Pittsburg busiLess caller today. Mrs. Theresa Graslnger and daughter, Mrs. Thomas Mclntyre, arc visiting friends and relatives in Mount BradkK'k Mr. and Mrs. James Median spent ovsr Sunday mlh relatives in Indiana comity. Wednesday will bo payday on the Pittsburjj Lake Crie Yough division, ! Mr aurl Mrs. A. Van Horn have ro- , ccjved "'ord that their son Theodore, i who has been in training at. Camp Gordon tlie past few months, has been sent across the water and has Banded safely somewhere in Prance. GeorfiL- Cassei ba^, retunied hoiao from a business tr.p to Si. Lotus. Mr. and Mrs. WUhajji Ambrose of Mount Braddock, spent Smiday wiili friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. John Ijevorgood anrl son Ge'rge are at Camp Lee visjtmg their sm Roy, who is in trajnrag. i They made the trip in their auto I Mrs. Arthur Fieldson of East Libe r t y , w,us calling oa friends Sunday. , \Vilh.-ira Thompson of Star Junction, i was a Dawson business caller Satur- i day. I Charil's J McGIll was a recent Un- j ion town bn-mras caller. I Floyd Wingrovp, *ho tui-5 been at I homp from i"^amp I*c-p on a few day= 1 f u r l o u g h , ha^ returned to ramp. I R. R Roberts Ua_s accepted a poai- pion on the clcrlca'. force m Genorai ) foreman Joseph, Srvj-dor's ofTree at : Dickerpoa Rnn. thf Wcfat Side, Connellsvillo. AViHiam Harper «C Un.ontown w a ^ cn.1 mg on f r i e n d s h c i o ypbterday | Miss U i r d i c Ko-liy was sboppirg in I Connellsvillo Saturday. Miss Martha Grier of Railroad ' street visiir-d MJss Sara E\erett of , ConnellsvlllQ Sui,d;iy. j Mrs. H.\rr\ Ml]ton of Florida spent f a fi i w days here the- guest, of relatives. Mr. and Mrs -Waller Cnlbert of McKorsport are the guests of J. "D. Kllenbergcr of Spcers Hil! Mr. and M"s. John Rush spent Sunday in Unjontown. ·n pri pared to crivo vou serums, H.u-'Lerins. s-accintt. and a.iy and ^ 1 , forms nf treatment of this charnct f -. CharKcs for t r c n t m o n L art; n J w nx:- i rnoilor i.c in prii'o n.D'1 .ire «" low rm «j[ic need hesitate a tnodicni to c ill Cor Ln-atir.f it. ' I'UEr, AIVICK. 1 SKVnill; THING COM'inCVITi \Ij. ! niu n- ~\v. MurKitiivxii;, ! W B D f E s U A Y O N L Y KACII WT3EK AVw Stns I l i i f o l , 111 ^. IMttnburt- Sl^ Counelijit ill*. I I CnnncIUvIllo, Pn. -1 I IT IT'S AT THK A K C A D E IT'S ROOD Another Worm Turns, "Shave, sir?" "Course! If I'd -wuntod a haircut I'd a said BO " Tho barbor adusted the chair at tho proper angle. "Hot or cold Jaiher, eir?" he askod. '*What do you want to know that for?" "Woll, Dcmio curusmers like it hot and some like It cold. All the same t' me, sir." "Then 'sposo yon go right ahead aod tend to your busrcosa. If I don't Itke ·what you'ro doing FT1 kick." "Very good, sir; you can kick right now. f4«it!" vociferated the barbor, bringing Lho chair to tin upright position with a jerk that dumped tbo customer out "BUI, and the gentleman his duds an' hold tho door open for h i m " Tt may bo woll To remccabpr that U:o tonnorini profeceo" In charge of tbe firt chair soioethncs owoa the shop.-Cincinnati Enqnin-r. 1ibifietl aiis ct THJE THEATKE WHJSIfE Til K SHOW IS ALWAYS GOOD H. D. Zarrow Presents A NB\V YOJiK SHOW AT SUBMARINE PRICES Featuring a Big Array of Talent RAYMOND LEWIS i v A HURLEY FRED HURLEY BESSIE COY G--BEAUTIFL'L FASCINATING GIRLS--G The 1 leading lunch stand of CormeUsvilie. Supplies received fresh vvcry day. Read the following list o£ sandwiches: "Werners ___ ,, 5c Boiled Eggs _ - --.. ,5c Pir, per cut . _ _ 5c JIa.n __ __JGc Cheese _ __ _ __tOc Fried Egg JQc TOCGH STAXD TTrst Crawford Each Day Levied Jts Toll of Victim Dunhar. DUNBAH, May 14 --Mrs. Jack Stevens and brother, 'Wiaifred Me- Qmggan. were shopping in. Connellh- \ille Monday. Mis -Vnna Doonan was a Connolls- vlPe culler Monday afternoon. Mrs. Benjamin MeG-raw of Akron, O , is usiting relatives here for a tew days. C Srhiyely is moving 1 his family to The Soisbon Will Show Rome Very Attractive Screen Plays Monday, Tuesday and \Vedr.taday. May JSth. ] Itl 1 and JSt^. TUCSON Y--"THE .SIJ^KNT "WITNL'SS." The Gjta:cst Urania Since "y.adain X." TTEDNESDAY--Ru'h Roland ID the Great Screen ?uccc=s, "THE p-RINGi: OF SOCIETY " i "THE BELGIAN" THURSDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. A story thai \ \ i l ] appeal to men. women and children o£ all ages. VaN'ntfne Gram porliav; -die- .Vadinc role r.nd is supported by some notable .screen oclfbriues, .No due should miss seeing this Tronderful t-c/ten pioJiU'Uon Tbo afiernoon p^irps n'-e ~t and lOc Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. EvL-nmg jTr.cc^ K'c anil 20c. Monr a timo yoa hare loolctxl hilo tho TaJiTrw jmd wlofacrf that 7T3nr stin would, be iito ethar proplo wbom yon know, "wlthoat a blontah." Wnnh D. D. ID., tbe lodoii at hailing oila, ov^r ycmr pkiiplca or hlotclic* tonicht--and vrafco up in the tnomlnR-to find them COM! A 35c bottle wiUgiTc yon relmf. Whr don't you tryD. D. D. todar* J. C. Moo-e. W"atcr St.. Conneilsriila, Pa. LONG DISTANCE MOVING Save Money on Long Trips By Making Arrangements One Week in Advance. Get Rates. P. B. KESSLER. 613 McCormick Ave., Cbnnellsville, Pa. Tri-State Phone 404. Bell Phone 234. EVERYTHING COOKED LIKE AT HOME. Strictly Fresh, Clean and Pure, ASK FOR OUR SPECIAL CLUB BREAFAST AND SUNDAY DINNER, "Our Pa-stnes Aro DcJicioui Because They Aro Homemade." NEXT DOOR TO WEST PENN "WAITING ROOM, --TODAY-- WALLACL: RI:ID A.ND KATHLYN WILLIAMS IN Also a. Good Comedy. TVilliam To 1 ; Presents D a i n t y JUNE CAPRICE in -A roMou'iAOi; KISS- TO THK MAX. pet hair whc", ycu uap our 11 \-LU HI-: AD l I A I I t GHOWr.Hl Telt-phfii.u and aih i,uc-.tio!iH Dllly 1'or.st, Scottilnie't* DruKsf 1 *^ OCKXXXXXXX30CXXK2COOOOaC3K^ (XKXSOOCXXKXSOCXKJOCXXXXKJOOOa HwEAP 8 " 01 *' 5 111 **TMTM 1 SS' i ?. s mr »4 n ic e g ANO REAL ESTAT ^ ^ UOtUlDg g|| No, ti South O C C 1 - ConnoMcvlli« Pj. X CCX3000OCOOOOCX300CXXXXJOOCCK) OOOOOOOOOOOOOGOOOOOOOOOOOQ was scarcely enough water for drinking purposes, to saj oothinff of water for washing tlielr clothes. Onr hair ami beards ivore long and when we were ptren some hoars of rtjit the lice would not let us sleep. "While we were lix the trenches the ballets did not do murh thramge but dally moo were killed DT Inc'Irect fira. Tbe thonscJ3!s which wlijs?/?d tlirocsjh xlie air everj ralnute fle«* over ocr h^A«l3. Thej struck trees or braacfc.^s tmcl glanced off, striking tiifi men iu tfc^- trenches. F ailing to pierce th.ytr ot- Ject directly Uie.t tort- terrible gaping 1 wonnds as 'Jiey ont^jred the npn's j bodies, slcifwe^s. Vr'hptierw we heard j charges concerning dmc-dnso bullets, i wa thoupbt of these crops-shots, al[ thobph ^e-e nerftr doubted the existence of the dnm-duros. \\"herber or not rlom-dnm bullets were made In th" munitions factories J runnoi -Jiy. I nispect rhey Tvere. However. I did rtee many rtnm-tlnm ballets Hiodp by thf soldiers theraselres. The I polDt 3 ucrs filed off from German mus- | ket shells so that the nickel rovertns j was perforated, barlnj; the lead filling. ] The bullet flattened when It struck i Its object. If, for Instance, It entered i a man's firm, tbe explosive charge In It I wonld =i shatter tbe arm as to blow It entirely off uml leave Jt hr.nglng by the skin. German soldiers ?rere frequently Been supplying themselves with dmn- dum Jrailets In tbe trenches, prepurlng to ioflict terrible wounds. TO BE CONTINUED. If Yon Ire HuDting- Read tlis afh'ertiseing columns of The j Daily Courier. You v,Ul nnd them, I WE ARE READY FOR YOU. We have installed a Solid Tire Press, and can equip your trucks with Kelly-Springfield Eight Thousand Mile Guaranteed Solid Tires on an hour's notice. Allow us to quote you.

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page