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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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FACE SIX. THE DWL.Y COURIER. CONNELLSVIUUE. PA. SATURDAY. JCXE S. VJ'ltf Unarmed, Alone, Red Triangle Man Goes Out Under Shell Fire with Hot Drink for Fighters -- Gas, Rats and Mud His Daily Lot Yet He Sticks and Smiles. - PARIS, May 20.-- Out In *b ·Man 1 * land seventy American sol" -fliers 'were digging a new trench "jander.^coyer of darkness, but the Boche "was suspicious, and shells ware" falling. The hillside was fitted wttfci aew holes as the axplo- - jticins punctuated, .the' blackness. fre soldiers laboring .away in tho tai^t were tired and- hungry. Their [lieutenant* back in, the mata trench, (descended some steps into a dug- iout concealed In the hillside, whera jhe spoke 1 to the occupant concerning the need -of the trench-diggers. Soon, thte man went "trudging up :t*«* shell-pitted "hia .carrying two ·"buckets filled .with steaming hot [chocolate. .1- The searching shells, pot over on ··· suspicion to prevent just such ·troCera, burst around, him, but the man with, tiw ebocolAte reached'tbe ..B«venty trenchers and distributed his hot drinks, putting new heart and strength Into the men. And ;they appreciated It as onl7 weary men can, and JHOTQ, because " if there had *nemy sortie at "that ttme, the ,hct drinit man. would hare been fooad witbooV weapon to defend Mmff*fl*. For. - lie. saw" the -T, M: C. JChot secretary ;ol that . pardcolsr ,," section .of tront . line ' . Tbe tteatenant wbo suggested that he take out th.-~boi drinks told the stxxf-rtyast one of. the -Incidents .which haw made -the Red Triangle men welcome additions to the fiiogcf No Mm'»~ Land. This a©c- mtuy la a .Mg-bearted man who ·tack to- hie (Jug-out there among the watching paste, to be of aerv- ,Jee to the soldiers. Aafced by tho correspondent H b wished to go to a tew iDvrOenaozDe place for a few days, he hesitated before ^replying Itm* he did not care to hare an- · ether man sent who might not be as strong as he and who could not Afford to burn hiii tmderwear every time be changed. IN THE STEEL HUT Tttte man held forth in a new type "T^ hat, a semi-circle of steol "twelve feet p in diameter, locfeed to. jether. at the edges to mafrft an inverted trough six feet high and ·tgbtaen feet too;. It is buried In the hOteide, eowsrpt for a narrow door *t the bottom of some steps. It iwa crowded with American beys of the front line jforces when the correspondent looted tn. Thay were drinking chocolate, reading", writing Ittras to home or baying such small articles act the secretary bad on sale. The boys wero eating big red apples, too, the gift of the International Apple Growers' Association, distributed free through the Y. M. C. A. N? OI10 WjJ ° ^ la8 DOt b een * a the" war zone cnh comprehend how ' those boys in olive drab appreciated those American apples, devoured near enough tbc enemy's line to bo tossed over-to Pritz. The dug-out, from -which the secretary sallied forth, carrying hot drinks to the delvers o£ No Man's l*and was only one of several Inspected on a tour of the trout line trenches made by three investigators who went to see for themselves how tbe bays from homo were shaping up after months under Ore, The findings were inspiring. "Wearing stael helmets and gas masks, ths investigators left a headquarters village in the morning, proceeding five miles In a Red Cross ambulance over b. road kept in good repair by men who worked by starlight Shells, whined far overhead, although sometimes the range was shortened to make them explode in the- section traversed by the trio. A- brush-screened shed served as a - garage for the ambulance at the beginning of · the road which was considered unsafe for travel by ve- hlctes-in the daytime. The investigators proceeded on foot over a jpath torn by shells and through a forest where trees of man's improvisation cunningly filled gaps left by nature. Further on the path entered a wide ditch, deep enough to conceal standing men. Where the soil was loose the sides were retained by brush woven betweon stakes. In. wet places there were vralfcs of wood, but these do not always keep one's feet above the trench mud, inexhaustible, insidious and able to · manufacture itsetf at the least suggestion of moisture. The supporting trench ied into an advanced trench where soldiers were at their posts. Tto day was qaiet, they said, and only at observation posts were sentinels stationed. Groups of men wore at close intervals, reaiJy with machine gun, rifle and bayonet. Piles of hand grenades and heavy boxes of ammunition guaranteed the Hun a hot recopttoo. Sitting tipon the trench step was a poilu, sketching. An artist ? Certainly; all the French are such instinctively, for yonder were others drawing. A Sapping tent cloth before the entrance ot a dugout bora a landscape, others recalled an actreai of th« Paris ccaaedr or "Screeching Shells Break Around the Man with the Chocolate" boldly caricature the KalJ^er and his pillaging Boche. AT A FRENCH Y. M. C. A. HUT Thr crouch led down hfll, across a valley and into the ruins of a once thrirmgf little city, now a mass of debris wli«re no building had a roof or unbroken wail. Bui life was found in the Foyer du Soldat, tho French Y. M. C. A. The room bad four sides and i£s roof, once destroyed, had bwn replaced vritli a temporary covering heaped with stones to protect it from bursting shrapnel. It was a small room, ien by twelve feel. Tljcre fwo polius make chocolate, prorkle writing material anri sell at less t h a n cost ijttle things needed by the soldier. Through the treceJaes tho potta comes day or night to this haven of warmth, rc- freahment, felknrmen and a lighted candle. He -arears a hat of steel, carrie* a; gun, -wb.lle to hie chonlderfl ore £trap£B the ga raask acd the beloved bidon. His canteen la the last tbfrng be would part with. It is his wiiio reH'-ir, perennial comfort to tho ;)ollu. but v-'hfHi he can got no wiiwi, he (ills R with chocolate at the Fuyer. Six potlua entered this Poyur while it was bttius observed. Eaoti liacl a cup of chocolate, four took writing material, ull askntl for tobacco, of which thevo was none, sjKiko some cheerful words and lilfid into the trenches again. Tho trench toft the ruins, crossed a narrow valley and wont up a elope, whe-re It entires! a supporting trench -where tb'Te were soldiers behind barb-win* entanglements. They xvcr* French, and midway In their line was a Foyer hut located in a dug-out. It was hnro that the- American ccrresi' n nti;r.t received a real thrill, for among tbe colors depending from tbo culling--tho tricolor, tbe TJnton Jack, tuo Italian flag cud otherc--gently waj*.)u tho Stars iiatl Strtpea. It wus fc boauti- ful room because an undreamed-of spirit dwelt there, because our flag was there, EAGER VOUNG *P From a point near this last Foyer a communicating trwnch lw\ to Che front !itn3 where look-outs guarded I heir j-ostii every moment. Dugouts 'tilled with men were convenient to the trench. When tbo sector was qviet. thu Foldiera worked during th* ni^bt strongthfiniiiK and es- tcndinp thrrir positions, and In tho day th^y nlopt or tried to invent some recreation. And hf?ro, rigbt in thr red mouth of danger, the In- vesdg?,tonj found the ixaye from the United Statflfi. They thougiu that No Man's I^and was something of a bore arid wgrp eager to niajEc it undisputed French land. Thoy waited becauHO they muEi, but they ·'ero young to the gurae aad con- fosBod It. Alert and businesslike, tie Araar- icn bays duplicaxcd the scsaea oil the French trenches. The? were ready fer trouble. Their eyes were bright and clear, tbeir skin fresh, and (hfv were in form. Each wore ti khaki colored stee] hat. of peculiar shape, held on by a strap under tlie chin. Each raon in olive drab UD-'- fcrm had a dagger and n pistol fastened to lite waist. There ajv jjearod to be an unusual attraction at ono dugout fiul ranee dou-n a narrow flight of sr^jirs cut in tDe earth. Mnro soMSers were crowd- tug' down into !t. A closer inspection revealed the cause--on the entrance was ihe sign of the Red Triangle. It was the first Y. M. C. A, hut inpiect«I in tho front line. There were t w e n t y or twenty- five men fn the room, a ilfteoa by thJrty feet rnnrn undorprnund. the ceiling of steo! supported here and there. Over all was the sk?;je of a Kreat Mil; The rcora had a tiny, tortuous window-, while candlc-tt far- Ttlshed ths !!pht. In the comer was a swna stove, on ·R-alch steamed a largo cauldron st cliocolato froca v/li'.ch twc wea flllcKl tht- cups and ons of the eolfliers. T3i«re vere ablea at which other boys were nrltja^ letters, letters that were ' o go out on a long journey. ro rcsding papers a month it in a jsnfciiage and with a e ·woctlerfuJly dear. THEY THOUGHT OF HOME Two husky youngsters, plfitolled and daggered ready ror action, \ver» engaged In the v.-arlilie gamo of checkers. Finally one of theso grira-vis aged warriors tipped tho checker board and explained, "Oli, ahuclm, Jim! let's write to tho folks jit home." Which they proceeded to do to tho accompaniment of a continuous, deep-toned bellow of heavy artillery in the rear and the rattling of the mitrailleuse aimed. at, a Boche avion which had offered itself as a target. For in the constant presence of sudden death, the fiuggestiou and recollection of home pervaded the huts of the Y. M. C, A. Tim secretary of that htr_ was lawyer befure he carne over, leav- iiiK a -\vifo ar.d children while he offered his service. He was a col- lego man, thirty-five years old, clean and fine. At home be lived In comfort. In l^YaucG he slept on a pallet in a dungeon, cleansed an earthen tloor and waited on soldiers. His sleep was not always Tin broken, for huge, vagrant rats ch-.imed a refuge r.nd a living with him. They often foraged at night curing neither fur ttic comfort or quiet, of Uieir host. He had no complaint, but it "was curicue to foiow bo\v lon^ a man could stand up under eighteen Jours of -work a day ki s\ich surrouiidiDgs. The American boy had good company \vith. th:s gtjorotary for a friend. Popslbty when tho war is ovor and tho JuI lias Ume to think about it he will want to write his ai^reciation to the man wbo pre-' ferred sen-ing soldiers more than l:e hated rats, shell aud bard ivork in a cave. As it was, the boys ·when asked what they thought o* ti3 Y. 31. C. A. there answered, "This would be a hell of a placa without It. With, h vr have a touch, of borne, sweet home." Beyond tbis hut. was encountered the steel one presided o\'er by the secretary, who took tile hot choco- iat; out into No Mian's Land under lire. Farther on, in the debris of another town, in aa underground room the Red Triangle was found in charge of a highly educated man who declared that for tho first time hi liib life ho was rjoing work which nict a re.i! need and taxed all his strength continually. From there tap investigators wont on through. sections tbe duplicates of those described, coming out finally in a forest where French and Americana tvoro digging trenches and repair- Jag 1 roads. "Tbe sky is clear and a German 'sausage' rises to mak.? an observation," concluded the investigator's notes. "French cannon break loose and shells whine overhead. Expand Jug puffs of cronmy white smcke that draw nearer and nearer to- the balloon cause Pritz to descend. We roovo on. We have soen enough for one day. aeen our o%m boys and. they are at Uxe front." Jack BooPs **Some Pretty Bai)ies" Company at Tbe Soiusou Theatre 3?ext "VYeefc. i[-.!ictJ M. Mock ton. "I llii Is rl^li!. Slu- is cons I nev«r had uny busi- The Last Suits of Summer ; V,'« ,;( to i*li.-ittfti£ with our f n j l t ' : you U'tivt 1 S'.cily:" we naked. ' "My country," lie xuS], "tmntt-eent u . dny--this country tcnnn-ccnt a cignr." The Usual Way. ·TJy paticjM-e Is uixod vory often." 1 "Tli^n. I scnjoyi;, you get reliof in ' tii- natural «':ty." ' "Sw«:ariiij; Ir o[Y." She Knew. I "I'm not n prfiphot nor tlie son of a ) '. pr"'].'!:cf," s.ii'l the orator, '. j "( t?ness }i» rap.Tns thnt h^'s no: a profiteer," whispered a lady fa the audience. THE · "TS HBAB-T OF A LJON,"--Bas- l»d on" Halph..Co3HMr*s .noyei, ,.''Tbe ·Doctor/' with "WiIBsm Paxuum in the fj#»daag -rode, is b-:mg aiiowa .today; f Monday Edith Storey will be seen "in "Virtues ot the Sea." Mooiague l'appear" 'rbu'reday in "Vena fi-re jn^rt "World feature. Normand in The~Ftoor -Be- Mary Garden in 'Tbe Splendid r," and Tbef(a Bara in a \VH- Pox-attractioii -win be seen soon. SEEK FOR THE "SBNMT SIDE* To Look Always for the Beet ta One of the M«in 3«crct of bot- SOESSO2V THEATKE. ---At-thc· Soiasou tbeatre-'tbis after- ,"*oon and evening is a most timely .^picture, "Under the Stars and ?Strrpes in Fraaca." It graphically iportrays history in the maJcing including tbe Anu-rican Army undt'r fire! Next "week luings the rcttirn of a company that 3.leased all Cotlnells- vf3Je Labor. Day week, Jack Roofs Some Pretty Babies. Joe Fields heads the- list of top!inTS, and he is a He"brew comedian on tbe style of George Sidney (Busy Iz^.y.) Ruth Maitland ' is known- as the prettiest girl in vaudeville. Every girl in Connells- vllle remenibcrj' Veronica Lehey. George Hoff is the other corned Jan. and. he is said to bo a soot! f 0 u f o r Mr.'FielcLs. Oae -wlio boanis a train on day Is liWiaJlr carerful to ohooee a-oest on the shady aide. If we toot aenoucfa care to took on tho scimy side as we do 'to' sit on tbo shady sid this 'would ba a far EDore contented and peacfnl world. 'The best of good hairite to cnltiiate Is titflt of seeing tilings as a radiant and giorkwa Hood of daylight shows them, not as ahope dimly descried -In the gloom of a pestilential cavern. Upturn a stone in tho field -- and on the under aide, the side away tram the sun, you will find a damp and mouldy foulness, irid'aU manaer ctf crawlfcag, many-legged croatares that run away from the light because thoy do not love it How different it IB from the beauty of the flowers and the verdure of the greensward INlng in Uia open, ] and looking toward Uie sky! In life it J is like that. We have not ascertained i the secret ot happiness until we havo I learned to look, to work, and to live, ! forever on the sunny side- -- PhBoclel- j phia 'badger. 'START OF POSTAL SERVICE That's the Question, They were lecturing ihu young ?cnpo- g3Miei and told bim he should bt' more j^-ntt^iU to Ufa uncle who hud paid his dobtn. "Tten, yes,' he allowed coolly, "I know my uncle pulcl my creditors, but what hns ho ilone lor me?" ORPHEOf TI1IUTRR "THE.CLEVE:! MK Features Julian Kltin^e, the greatest female . impersonator or. y^rih. Bill "West wiU br shown in tne CQIU- edy/^tThe ifessengcr." Monday -and Tuesday Alary Pickford appears in the " Artcraft p-cture, "Amarilly of Clothes Line" A. ley." - Who We Are. Tbore are many people who think that the term "Amerifcau embassy" shouid be changed to "United States embassy" because the latter . sounds 1 moro digniSed and befitting this great ! country. They do cot realise, hoTrerer, [ t h a t the "United. States" may'mean 1 tho United States of Colombia or the United States cf Brazjl. As a matter cf fact, we are Americans because we ; live in the Uuitud States of America, i In Spain, however "American" means a.pcreon who Ih-cs in South America. Tiie Spaniards call i,he people of this, country "North Americans" or "Yan, kees." . The latter term -was most , popular Just before the lato distnirb- ance between the United States and Snain--with the addition of "pig."-- Tror Record. H A R D TO GET. Demoralization. "You pronounce these German names very badly." "I do the best J can. The teacher tried to tell me what was proper." "Why didn't you pay attention?" "My feeling's got tbe better of me. I got so 1 conldn't believe a thing the German teacher said." Protest. "This morning I overheard you call- Ing me a bouehead. 1 * "Did you?" "And. this afternoon you called me a pinhcad." "Possibly." "I say, o!d chap, aren't you miring 1 i your metaphors a hit?" Mr. Kuox--Who are aM those women In fronf of die house? Btrs, Knox--Neighbors. They henrfl otir cook was gohiy to leave and they're waiting to engage her. Easier. Some mea complaJn In accents wise. And so contrive to shirk. It'a easier to apologize Than to do real work. , First Attempt at System Began In i England as Far Back ac the Year 1635. How many of ua know that tbe ; post ofSce began Co erlst In (.he year f 1535! Special messengers nnd the common cprrier were till Lheu the only means of communication. After that date a horse post carried letters along thu great roads into the different parts of ICnglunii, those | vcho lived near these roads hurrying : out at the soand of the postman's | horn. And the remote byways were ; If one desired to send a letter to ' '. some remote lovm In Yorkshire, one . ! went to LiKlgate. tban to the Bell Scv- j age in, close by, and tb.ore intrnetpd S f H to the carrier for the country in ! i rjucstion. Tbe messenger from Lon- i ( don would not penotrate into byways, i . Each country had Its system of toot- · po?ts, -which linked, the outlying die- ' ; tricts svllh Its chiof to^iis and with tho great high roads. The London courier, pressing on 1o h!s terminus, · wan relieved of packete for remote regions by ths local postman, vhc, , in tarn, passed them mi from hand to i ; hand to their destination. la some-' ' what similar fashion, though loss reg- I uhiT-Iy and smoothly, fetters Inland [ ] were carried over the lone and tedious journey to the hands for -which they were laboriously Indited. : Stood by Her. "Congratulations! I hear yonr daughter-is en^nged." "Yes. Ir came ns n ^nrprisf;." "Weil, now thut It Is ready so, I want to tell you that there waa never a moment when I gave up all hope for yon." ~ ' I f Too ^fant Snfiu'tlifnp ,Adrertise for It in our classified, col- One ecu: .. word results. Cost only Ic a word. Just Estimate. "Don't yon think the pny of avta- ; tors ou?:bt to be ral.s-od?" | "It does seen that If the pay fs to i be proporttoaocc it ought to be"high." Dull Evening Somewhere. **Br« i n«e this sma3) box of honbon«» njy first and ortiy lore. You know Hr. Hoover advocates tiie conservation o£ sweets." "I agree with Mr. Hoover." "Patriotic sirl!" *TLOU get no kiss .tonight. 1 * New Impulse to Matrimony. "Tell you what, old mnn, this sugar shortsijre Is getting serious." "Doesn't affect me. rve got 12/1 pounds ot !t at home." "Grenc'Scort, m a n ! Hmv J;d yoii munugc to f;ct it?" "Ob, I married it."--Judge. The Right Ace. The young mnn claimed to have con- sclentlotis scrnplpp. "In t'np ypjir 300r," IM I f\1f\. "F vas born nguln." "In (lint erase," said the* oftlcPr /rnf*t- ly. "tiuv:» yen: uny objection to joining the Tov Soon is? 1 ' A Sport Reproved. ^Marriage is a lottery," quoted t3ie That Uplifted Feeftng. j One ot tbe things which "every ·wc- 1 man knows" is that- feeling of elation j produced by putting on beautiful' ! clothes, or oven some eccentricity, pro: ; vj-ded it ia of the rawest fashion. Prob: ] ably men--who are singularly like wo- 1 men in these hi^IUy civilized days-- · are perked up by a new tie or exbUar- i ated by a fancy waistcoat, only they fio not talk about these mysteries as , much as women do. But love of finery has a deep psy-; chic meaning, and according to one of ! ' our leading brafn specialists there 3s · "an emotional accompaniment of e2a- · tion following Lbe putting on of a : protty garment"--a rattier pompous way ot sayins wbat even* feminine thing, from the fat baby who rejoiced over her coral necklace to tbe grand-; mother who sticks a pJnlr bow In liar i :loco cap, is intsusfsiy aware ot ' The last efforts of the dcslcncrs in suits for ibis sumrnor :irc L-loqucut of two influences. Oi:e of tbnn is Hie udnpfaUon of st,v)^s to Bilk fuhric.s--in- cliKHns; several oorol wcaveK--am! the otlKT proeluiins tbo coii.'iCTvnUmi of wool, carried to Its lir.iit. in rfuits of cloth for ordinary slT(H;t wcur. The result is a -rc;it UiftVrcnci? in stylu between suJLs of sill; ::iiU suit-; of wn,»l. --Tlie wool snit :ni;.~.!. n-prrvss ail ai:j))i- tkms in ilia direction of f,-njhr!)tNh- menis that usi* ;;p cltKh ntie] must even cyrtuil iliy loujzih of coat? nnri w i f l t h of skirts. But the siiits maflr; nf silli arc under no such obligations. They nioy be us= uifiple nnd ehiborave as the designer's jrtfij.s. The maker of Hie Jitile cloth suit pictured has accepted l i h ? in-vJtr-Oe gracefully uncl. it fipfH-nrs. hnn user! ?o:n£!thinc less tlir.n ihe n!I(»ttyd four yards of ^nods. Km he li«^ n3;mnr;ed to pat n lot of youthful style Into U. The shorr coat hus a pl:ii:i. un^huptirt. hotly g;iihere(i into R wide bcli, and a mere reminder of n shirr Jn iJje narrow pephim. There Is u narrow sfcau'l collar open to the bell and ]3^u!n sJeeTttf: ^riUi no cuffs. X.-irrcw sill; braid bindings and bvme butt-ms tell the brief story of i!r.!shini: nmcln-s. Plain as ;ho skirt i. Ir ja d(iyftv' dri-pi-O nnd JlnisherJ. Two tJibs, b/jursd v/ir!i liraid, an- set on «t ihe MJos -snd eaeh hw,« a itnnll, silt pocket in It Pongee am never lose tbe uli of v.'omen. The hniutsome model, for a dressy suit. Is inud« of pongee in the nnvura! cokir :iuii bctra.ys the work [ of exTx'rty in ovrry luiriicnlar. Tho . skirt h:i.s a ij;:ijeJ ;:l tbt? front and bnc*£ ; formed by phnt-v th:ii nrc not pressed In ;ind is rut HI f;ii';l«i luripXh. Ir is slui- plo f»nnu?l) ; hu!* is nothing simple ahout the 1 coat, li is the crvrttlon of* . mnsu'r rl,-v;js3i* t who wug able to carry : our an tl:tIi:;-;;U' ip.spinition. lus alilrt is nj.ifjf hi ;)iii,:.'d jwim-ls of uneven ; l j tiirt!i ti:il !;:r^'(f ;jn*i .small covered h'.ift'.ujs son-o in oriifimpnl IT. T.hc ! print s'.ml h a t i o n !d*.-as appear a^afc cuffs. A ^1:11 like this plves it! lis^uroncc of being well ^d \vhnlovcr tbe demanthi j in i · wearer i j d : may be. A Vogue for Wni*«. Qtu'.ntitii-s of .'.elipluful models hoili jjEporn»d :md lioiiK'siic, are de i vplojjp} in v.'hi;--u'hJt* 1 wool, whit* I silk, w)il:? linen and u'hite cotton-; and both r h f oyster whiifj and Ivors i w h l f o ar«j liTiinrwl : ,s wvi! as the clcai I *a:lii:os. In ht-nvy crepy ti^sor ot oys- i :or whiti- lUerc: nro Pome admlrnbU I frocks jmd ihr.-. -piece oostumes, and ; rhe drop ivory whJt^s combined i bliio aud Chlucst* blu*3

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