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June 8, 1918

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SVTtJKDAY, JUNE S, 1918 THE DATI,Y COURIER CONNEULSVILLE PA. SEVEN Vi-IQJTTNANT cr- I had a bottle of water ia one-Docket ud a piece of bread in the oihei and the earlier one I uas sure I had come out of It nil nght but I could not h Ip thinking what a terr blj close slia\e I had Suppose the soldier lad questioned m e ' The ruse I had been iollowl"g in rav dcilin^s \utli the Belsiun pea ants--pretending I was Ut of and dumb--might posslbl\ ha\e worked here too but i soldier--a German sol( er--!£!,,/ not to easllv hnvt_ been Cooled It i, is mort. thin in eten chance tint it \\uuld hi\e at least n-ou^ed his suspicion aad re-vuKerl in furtlur iiutti£.itlon A = arch of r~\ c othin^ u o u 1 ha\e rt\eniVU a do'tn Inns 1 ? wln^h would hi\e estab ]islied i 5 iOt ti y and all ni sham ming o f deafness voulcl have avillnl me nothing \s I wondered along I k n e ^ that I \vi« now nppronchi ij, the. blp citj \\ lirh im Lei,,! in f-i n 1 In 1 spi Len of ind which I would hrve to enter if I % ib to j,et the pub port uud I re. il zed now how c^sen lal it was to h a v e somt thing to enable me to pet ho Ihcd \\ hilo in view of -what sub I sequently hanpened, X wouM not bo i ·very much eoncerned 1C he got Into ! trouble for having dealt \vl f h me I realize tlint the hardships ht. had en durcd in common ulth the other in | habitants of that conquered cit may j possibly fame distorter 1 his idea oC right nnd justice and I shall not de , Hbentely hi ng further disaster on h m by re\t Ulng his dent ty i This man--we will c ill him EIu llger because that is is unhl e his name as It Is mine--\vab \erv kii I to inc on that memorable night when I aroused him from 1 is sleop nnd la i f t \v words c fl explanation told him oE rnv plight He touted me inside prepared "ome food for mo aud putt ug on a dres^ ing ,,o«n camp and '-at by me while I i c 1 stcniOf, w i t i tht L,rcitest intur cst to the short account of n adven tures lip v,ould «spenk English fltirrU and lie Interrupt d me several Urn s to c\ pesq his sympathy for tlie bufferings I h 10 fMidur d O I r ( r t he snid n f t r r I hnd con eluded m ctor\ I am point to h Ip jon It r u n tnl e =e\eral Oi\*»--p r li ps is loii« us two \\e» 1 s--but (v at u illy w e tt ill pro\ ide tt im n JS to en able 3 ou to get to Hi Hand I Lhunl ed him a thnusind Hmos and told liirn t l j t 1 d i l u t 1 now how I e ild possibly repij him Jjon t tl ink of that he replied the s n t K f n lion of nowmg that I hive aided In p!icing on** luoro \ u t i m ! of t i t , II IIM bo\ond th r p 'ver t o ! Inm w i l l m i r e t h i n ropaj me for all I the rii t I ^hiill run in Ii pin*, vou l o u d b t tor turn in now O I" rii n ind m the moniiit I I Ull ion w l u t I plan , to do" As I remo\ed my clothes find mtlced hit my U n « i s were still sw Ion to twice thtir nnrmal srp tht t mj left ankle was blitk an 1 u» from tht. wrench I In 3 g f \ e n it \\hci I j imped from the train and that tnj ribs showed I r a n t to r join my sqjnUron as soon as I possibly car I told him b it I rcnllzo that I* will tal e a ccr Un length of time for \ou to m ike the ne Qfesary ar-ange uent-- and I will be as patient as I can The iirst thing to do Huyllger told me w n s to prep ire a passport He hjid j blink one tiud it w i- i oomparntl'SeU simple matter to fll in tho spaces L. I^g a genuine passport istfiich Hu\liRer ^ossossLd is a s mple of the hand w i in,, tf the passport clerk "VI of cup it OQ was tutored as that of a i Ior M\ birthplace we g ve as bpum and we put my ige at thirt\ Vs i matter 6f fac it tint time I tf Id e t ilv h'no passed fo" th r v (he but we fipu-ocl th t w th TP pci food and a dec nlcht I eon d b nt ppirnneo nn } i \ e *o «;eno ra ·\ el i tf enine 1 II ing in ho blink Apices on L i e pi ssport was is I i n c sale i c( m p i r i t i \ e ! j eu'-y m-nte t u t ti r dk f lace to sleep t in rOr, un n \ norqi il tht 11 b i ort w u u l d pi rb tpb for se\ 01 il Searched by German Guards ^s the Hun advanced to se 11 ch me I bold the bottl^ up In one *~and and the piete of bread In the otht ~ so that i he could see that was all I 1 ad It occurred to me tn^t 1 e vould "frisk me--that Is, feel me over for anas or other w eapons th »n since! me under arrest ind march ne i f f to the guardhouse I had not tlie Slight cst idea but that I wns capt ireJ and there didnt seem to bt much u=e in resisting unarmed as I wns and w i t h ' two other German «oldiers mithm a I lew feet of DJ j LH~e a flash It suddenly d-wned o n ' me, however that for nil th s soldier} could ha\e known I was on v a Bel ! flan peasant and tint his inject m searching me wblch he pro eeded o | do, was to ascertain wbeth r I had I committed the common er me of J Bxnagzlmg potatoes 1 The Belgians were allowe] only a "' " " u u ," ' "TM r lut: l "* tertnln amount of potatoc, and It 1,1 i^?',..J^?'^ 1 TM ** against the laws laid down by tlie Huns to deal In vegetables of any kind except under the rieid ^uperU- slou of the authorities Aet^rtheless it was one of the principal vocations of the ave-age poor Belgian to buv potatoes out In the c mm y from peasants and then smuggle them into thfe large uties and sell them clan destinely at a hlch price To stop this traPic In not toe« the German «*oU ers ·were In the liabtc of subjcc ing the Bo] a i»iu to frequenc seaich and I "was being b e d up by this soldier for no o her reason than that he thought I mi 0 ht be a potato smi gg er' He feK of my 1 outside clothes and poc r f and finding no ptn j oes stemed to be quite si ^tiod Had he but knoun wbo i was b cnaid h1^e eirnecl n Iron cros-,' Or pi rliap? in vieiv of the fact that I h id i J U T \ V w n t o r battle IP rnv uplifted hand It might h j v e t u r n e d out t( be i wcoclen cro^s' " j He s iid something in German, ·which or course I did not understand, and then borne Belgian peasant-, cimp along and seemed to distract his atten tion Perhaps he had s id Its all ruht j o u ma go on or he may have been talking to the * thers in ItemJsh but at any nte ibservlng ^that he was more interest**3 in tbe others than he w i^ in me a' the moment, I pn* tlie bottle m my pocket and wilk^J on Alter I wall ed a few steps I took a furtivt glirce bnekward ami noticed, the M-»!dier u l t had sr irrht ! me rejoin 1 is coTinid"^ at the naih and then sup another fel ow who had come alon- and then I disappear* d In the dark iic*- 1 : I cannot ^nv that tbe outcome of ! adventure lett mp in ihi through the freq KQt exammauous to u h eh I esreete-d to Le subjected \ \ h l e I wa«* still ( U j i U n ? tn mj mild whetlier it w n » going t) be pos sible ior me to ente- the city that night, I saw In the dl«ti nee what np pea red to be an urc light and as 1 ntared It tl ut wa^ h ·. it Burned out to bp Beneatb ihe l^cht I could m ike out tue forms of three guards and tbe thought of h IMU, to go through t*ie sime kind of orlpul that I hid ju«t csper enced filled me w i t h niK~h irgs \\ as it posbible h it 1 igain? i \s I slowed up a little trying to make up my mind what was best to do T w is o\ortiken bj a group of Bel gian women who were shuffl ng alorg the road and I decided to mingle with them nnd see if I coaldn t con\ey tlie impression ihit I was one of their part\ As we approached tbe ^rc light the' figurts of ihnsL three *=oldlers with their spikrd helmets loomed before j like H r(,,imtnt I felt is if I were j walkint, ri^ht Into the javs cf dca h | Bather than go through w h a t w^ In stf re ff r rm I felt that I ^ onld m finitely prefer to be fighting again in tbe air w th those fou- k s j e n t e Hi ns who b 1 beer tbe cau e 1 of rnv lta-t I would ha\e n ch nee to *}._ht back h IE now I h id i ri-=L m\ life » 1 take what v,is coming to rao -wi h a h r n c e to strike a blow In r"j own defense I jShall never forget mv feelings as we cimttF\\iilim th shift of lig'u p"o- Jected by thit groit i r c 1 ght nor the faces of! those th-ee gua ds as ^ e ri«s«d h\ thorn I dltln t loo . directly at tl m but nut o** tlie corLPr of my «ye 1 never mi sed a derail I held a handkerchief up *o n. - fnr" as we passed tb^Ti nrd er lei\orcd to ITI! tate tbe slouching ciit o' the Belgians as wtll as I could ind appirontly it workrd We walked right bj thn-r gt arris and thej paid absolutely n attention to us * If ^er a fellow felt like going down on his knees and praying I did at tLi 11 11 tie Spin! h mo neul but It wouldn t hav (lone to up on the c i tlirouf.,1 mv 1 ii J real / d u l it a lot I hud been through As a matter of 'act I could not hove wi ^hed r ore th^in one hundred ioJ iif ^ pou rls tit thnt time w l i K t a s I hid tipptd the scales nt one h u n i l r d in ! n in?t\ \ \ l u n I was w i t h mj squadron in I nnee I lost ii t rue in gett nj, Into bed Kaud still lesa In getting io sleop I d o n t k n e w w h a t i dnimed of th t night but I h it plenty of time to *,o · through the e^ptrieuces nf i , whole hf for w i rn I wis irmi^l h a I knock on tlK ( nor an 1 I I u \ i"pr tn tered In ri^ponse to m\ i \ i t i t i o n to entt r ht told mo tl at It w i s nearly DOOI I ha 1 slept for almobt twelve hours I cannot «.iy that the tlioucht did not rim through m\ luid tint p r hnps n f t t r nil 1 wa- lHin n in i fu s pii-i'Mse an 1 that w h e r flui ij,tr re- pn-nred it would be w i t h a c j iple of German sldic~s behind hiri 1 it 1 dis nNiecl ?u h misg vinj,s sumn in \ re alii iig 1 u I \\ni doll c llu\ll r t r an Injusi eo 1 t such things mer m h d eMn f r nu Instnn I In 1 no right to (h ubt his sli m\ ind it wo 5id Ju me no JKKM 1 ! in e u t t rtam su it sub] kions rf bM ^aa goint, u pr \. treacherous to me I was powtrkss an\ %\ ij to cpe \\i h him In a few m e m tits mv host r t a p j pi? j-eO w i h a tr v c r l i nn ,, n j ( t d l f i-t I fl( it t Mil 1 '·i* 1 *\ !I \ r ' reet t i n t M il Ll cin I'-i ! of u ip of eofiie---"e il toff r not tin -*iml ( ijiid hnd at Courtrti--«-e\enl clues f bretul somp hot potatoes and *t dl c h of crumbio! eggs Lven m i tb r ul of t mt r-oi! trstul · hke ancel f nd to mr an 1 Ilm U^r snt on th edge ( f the bed ind w itel ed mo enjnjine, U nt tht sjtmt tiinp t u t lining the plan he had made ior my In brief tli" *c*i r- w a s to ounce I mo in n con t nt i n t i l i i ion \ i rt rlpp for me to m 1 r w v rn tn* b rder In the m n \ I I \\ to 1 "» drtss(d In t h e gor of a j r i f 1 - nn 1 wh^n tht time cime for no to uv%e the cltj I w is to pro end t mt I w n « i ST i ni«n t -i!! r bernn«t I could "poak i which I had pi p(l I it To ittellpt to pl"y SUOA my elation or gratitude in thnt tho pi-t of a T'eljii n \vo ltd br-c me I con^ylciious way crfisingly U fli ult he pointed ou a 1 It wns then wf*ll a f tcr 11 o clock and , woul 1 bring Inevltal lo disa'-tor in tho I 1 new It would be unsafe for me to event tint I vos cilled u j o n to « i t r l nrtenpt to find a lodging pljce in the TTuyiiger -aid I would be Ri\on suf rltv nnd the only thing for me to do flclent m o n i j to brib t!ie U nn u wn«* to locate the man whose name tho guards at t 1 P Dntrh frontier an he Pelgian had given me He had given i assured me that e\ rythl g would w o r k t ne a good description of the street' on occorrlir g to -schedule j nnd had directed me how to get there ! *yo urs J( , no t thr fi st ci«e 0 Hrien l s Instnictiotib closelj j wo h f t ^ c hnnrtled ^ncces-s'ully h ie- clnred Only three weeks igo I hr»ird f-roii an T rgllsh mercnint ^ io 1 ad j escaped from n Gorman detention cimp nn I camp 10 me Tf r n^sintince an 1 j whnn I h ir] been ibk tn ,,£**· through the lines Ills messi^p telling me oT his sife arrlvii in Rottf rdnm c i m e t* Ing the streets for about ( I camo upon one of thcO . y friend had described to ( half an hoar landmarks my me and ten minutes afteruirds I was knoel Ing at the door of the man who was *o make tt possible for rap toreich Holland--and 1 berty 1 At least, that was what I hoped CHAPTER XI r The Forged Passport. For obvious reasons I cntmot de- in an Inlircct wny of conrsp b it i the fact t i n t the plans wt» had mi ie | carried through without mishap mil s me feel that we ongM to bo ibi" to do as much lor you" I told Hurliger I wis rpidy to follov his Instructions ind wjuld do ary this adventure lett in^ in ihe ?am*» 7~-- ' -- ~ v ,, " his instructions T uu u i _ t t » t t u i JC4.1 s ui* i.i nic a h passport nor the hoase In which ... . ,,_ . , conideat fmme of mind that fono^\eri * v thlrg he su^estcd Outlining the Plans He Had Made for Ely Escapo. not Depn to 01] the h I! Fv-r prnnu lot pas nnrt lxre nn offtVlil nil h r stcnip something Hk an ( I t o r it pob mark and I wis t a 1 ) s to know how t j gpt o\i_r thit dl rieu!t\ F r t i i r t t 1\ l i o ^ t M r Hujlicor had lulf o° a rubl r stump \ \ l i h h id oi d ntlv UP a thrown aw ty b^ the Cer n ans n n j Le j l nni i t j POU tn ct he o t h t r hulf out of ht co k fu m n w i n e bottle He V.LIS vcrj fctllful with u {enkutfp and ahhou., i h spoilt a set re or more of eorW before he sue CP» ded ID Rt tt ng t n v t h np l i k e he r« suit he was af^er iJn finished ir I t l e \ us f u r better th n our m t sun^iin* 1 t ^1 ( CL i f i o n s Ii 1 i 1 ,,( r «e had pun 1 it o\or h re nnd lirrc and rc-j moM»d w h u t \ r inperf t ns our j i **d tt st ( Iset si,(i ^ In i stn up i h h mm e on i npre^ inn s cl JM 1 r^p-riblinf; he original t l u t v tl ut a i m t , n l f y l n r gii s we ^ IT urt t would n w 1 n Irai ssible to tUl thai t wis a cotmu fci*" JluyUcer procarod i cnn pra an J tr»nk a rhotop"! i i of rno to p ste on the pissport m U c pi i e pr \idpd fo- th it p irposp and we tl en 1 id a p iss p rt w neh was en Irt j s u K f a r u r\ to i th }f us nd would \\i_ ii *jed proi equiulj '·o to o ir frends Ihe LI mis Tt hn ' taken rwo do\s to fix up ho passprrt In the n u u n ih!lc IIu-vlipp infonnod me that hp h »' r l o n f r t d his Imib nboi t the coincit in i thnt i stfyid he w o u l d tnki me t ^n pmptj louse v.h "p I ( O u l l r t m a m In safct^ until ho t e l l rn it wa^ ndvl^ahle fcr i n e to proce -d t ihe fron it r This was qu te turpu hie to me as I i d had i isghings a m th kind n pr t t I n Ul '-nil 11 I U si p npd to rni t be snfrr to rrn ni tlr p from nv{ rvone i i i desorted hr is h 111 o \ e to ninglc with pt pU m conic In contact with them, even with the test of dis^uibcs That n ^ht I ·iccci'np mied nuyliger 1 to H "ji«=hlon"blp ». vtl n v"C th city u h p r p the hous( in which I was to be concpaled was located Tl i3 h use turned out to be a four ston true'Tin- of brick IIiijH^oi t Id me thrt it h ul hot Q occupied bv a wpalthj Belgian befor* the wa- but since 1014 It hnd been unlnl abltfd sa\e for he occnslonnl habitation of some refugee whom Hujhgor was b friend Ing ITujIiper hid i key and lot ne In but he did no* enter he h use wiJi n c st n ti z tin t ht would visit me In Uie morning TO B! 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