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W^ MONDAY, JCTLi-r 8, THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLE. PA PAGE Albert ft Dep CHIEF r u TM i S J 5 : * H O N LEGION * FRANCE CAPTAIN GUNI TURRET, FRENCH BATTLESHIP WINNER OF THE CRO'X DE GUERRE On oar strth trip I saw Goliath get It Sbe was struck three times by torpedoes and then shelled. The men were floundering around in the water, vith shrapnel cutting the wave* all around them. Cnly a hundred odd of her crew were saved. One day, off Cape Belles, during onr seventh trick at the Dardanelles, we slghti-d a sab periscope just about dinner time The Prince George and a destroyer sighted the sub at the same time, and the Prince George let go tws rounds before the periscope disappeared but did not hit the mark. Transports, battleships and cruiser* were thick around there, all at anchor, and It was a great place for a sub to be. In no time at all* tbe destroyers breezed oat with their tails In the air, throwing a smoke screen around the larger ships They hunted high and low all over the spot where she bad been sighted and all around it thinking to ram It or bring it to the ·nrface, so we could take a cract at It All the rest of the fleet--battl ahips and transports--weighed anchor at once and steamed ahead at full speed. It was a great sight Any new ship coming up would have thought tbe British and French navies had gone crazy We did not have any fixed course, but were steaming as fast a* w» could In circles and half circles, and dashing madly from port to starboard. We were not going to allow that snb to get a straight shot at us, but we almost rammed ourselves doing It It was a cast, of chue-tall for every ship In the fleet But the sub did not show Itself again that day, and we anchored agam. That night while tbe destroyer* were around tbe ships, we slipped onr cables and patrolled the cotrt along the Australian position at Gaba Tepe, but we did not anchor Tbe following day the Albion went ashore In the fog south of Gaba Tepe, and as soon as the fog lifted the Turks let loose and gave It to her hot A Turkish ship came up and with any kind of gunnery, could bave raked her for* and aft, but tbe Turks must have been pretty sby of gun sense for they only got In one- lu hlt before ""-tBejr were*driven off ty H "M 8 Can- opus, which has made such a fine record to this war Then the Canopus pulled In close to the Albion, got a win hawser aboard, and attempted to tow her out under a heavy fire, but as soon as sbe started pulling, the cable snapped The crew of the Albion were ordered aft and Jumped up on tbe quarter deck to try and shift the bow off the bank At the same time tbe fore turret and Ike fore six Inch pins orened up a hot fire on the Turkish positions to lighter the ship and shift her by the conclusions of the gun.* For a long time they could not budge her Then the Canopus got another hawser aboard and, with guns going and the crew jumping and the Cunopus pulling, the old Albion finally slid off and both ·hips backed Into deep water with little harm done to either Then they returned to their old anchorages. At Cape Heiles every one was wide- awake We were all on the lookout for subs and you could not find one man napping. Anything at all passed for a periscope--tins, barrels, spars. Dead horses generally float In the water with one foot sticking up and we gave the alarm manv a time-when It was only some old nap on his way to Davy's locker On tbe Cassard tbe Old Uan posted a reward of 50 francs for the first man who sighted a penscopp This was a good idta but believe me he would have had trouble making tbe award, for every man on tbe ship would be sure to see It at the same time Each man felt sere be -would be the man to get the reward The 14-poao.ders were loaded and ready for action on a second's notice. Bat the reward was never claimed. During onr eighth trick off Cape Helles I was amidships In the galley when I heard our two 14 pounders go off almost at the same time Every body ran for his atatlon Going up the main deck to my tm-Let a man told nr It was a sub on the port bow but I only caught a glimpse of the little whirlpool where her periscope submerged. I do mot know why sbe did not let loose a torpedo at us. The officenj said she was trying to make the entrance to the Dardanelles nnd came up blind among our ships and was scared, off by our guns, but I thought ,we had just escaped by the skin of our teeth Later on our destroyers claimed to have sighted her off Gaba Tepe At noon we were at mess when one of the boys yelled, "She · hit, and we all rushed on deck There was the British ship Triumph, torpedoed and listing away over to starboard. She was ready to torn over la a few mln utea. One battleship Is not nppomd to go to the assistance of another one that has been torpedoed, because tbe chance* are the sab is still In the neighborhood laying for the second chip with another torpedo Bat one of the British trawlers went to the assistance of the Triumph to pick op the enw. We could *ee the crew jumping Into the water Then we breezed out toward the horizon, full speed ahead All about the Triumph was a cloud of black smoke, but wacfl we looked through the glass we could see she was going down Then oar guns began to bombard the Turkish positions and 2 had to get busy. When I saw tbe Triumph again *he was bottom up. She mint have floated «psMe down tor almotttmlf an hour, then sbe went down as though there was somebody on theftottom pulling her When she went oar Old Man banged his telephone on the triage ran and swore at the Hnns and Turks anu broke his teleacope leu to bite. About fifty from the Triumph were lost It was d»tided that the place wafc too Dot for us with that «nb raining loose, and when they reported that afternoon that she was making her way south from Oiba Tepe to Cape Hellea ail of tbe fleet'but the Majestic got under way. and the Kajestic was the only ship left off the cape. They said tbe Majectic was then tbe oldest of the ahrpt In that campaign, but she was the pride of the British fleet just tbe same She was torpedoed off Cape Helles later on when there were a number of men-of war oft the cape The cea wa* crowded with men swimming and drowning I saw a lifeboat crowded with men and other men In the water hanging onto her and there were so many hanging on that they started to pull her under Of their o vn accord the men In the water let go to save those In the boat Host of them were drowned. The Majestic listed so that the- men could not stand on deck, and the aides were covered with men hanging on to ropff* and hot knowing whether to Jump into the sea or not We Jow- ered all onr lifeboats and (team launches and so did the other ships We picked «p a number of the crew and were pretty close to the Majestic when she went down like a rock As sbe went down she turned over and a garby ran along her side to the ram at her bow and got on It without even being wet A boat picked him up off the ram, which stud out of the water after the ship had ceased to settle She had torpedo nets on her sides, and many of the crew were unable to get dear of the Mta and went down with her Quite a lot were caught below decks and had no possible chance to escape There was a big explosion as she went under--probably the boilers bursting Thousands of troops on abore and thousands of sailors on the ships OTW the final plunge and It was a sight to remember When the ship started to go the Old Uan rushed bade to his cabin, got the signal book and destroyed it Also, be aa-rad the lives of two of his nun. We gave dry clothes and brandy and coffee to the Limeys we rescued and though they bad Just come through something pretty tough they were SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY READY FOR THE DAILY DRILL SEE NO MORAL LAW Prussians Naturally Cruel--Civilization Has Bad Effect The mobile antiaiicraft section of the Engineer corps stationed at Washington barracks Washington D C have a battery of powerful searchlights which are of invaluable aid in searching out-enemy planes at night Daily drills are held and the men are becoming experts in quickly rigging out their equipment calm and cool and started talking right away about what ship they would probably be assigned to next CHAPTER XII A Pal Crucified. When we got to "V 1 Bench, on my neit trip the weather was really fine, but It did not please us much, for as » Vflurc the 0OLIATH wu . IT WlwrelKc MAJESTIC was wrecked. · Whmthi CASSADD noaOBi the WXID"T««i «· KAISERUCHE MABIME. soon as we got In range the enemy batteries opened up on us and the shell Ore was heavier than any we had been In before, though not more effective We drew in on a bright morning, about half past five or sis, with our convoy, the troopship Cham though were kll'efl by shrapnel while they were In the water On board the Cassard our guns had been busy all the time and it was not long before we put one enemy battery out ot commission We had suf fcred a bit, too, but not enough to worry us There were about 3 000 men on the Champagne I think and at least a third were killed or drowned, and the casualties must bave been alTiost two-thirds The ship was just n mass of wreckage | They colled for a landing party from the Cassard, and officers asked f o r } vgluateers for trench duty I was not very keen about going because I had I been In trenches at Iixmude, and 1 knew bow pleasant thev were--not, j but I volunteered, and so did Murray We went ashore in our boats under a henvy fire .There were 12 men killed In the lif»!ont In which I wa*. I escaped witaout a scratch. j We were mustered up on shore and '" I volunteers were called for for sentry dntv Murray volunteered. If he bad , only gone on with the rest of us be I might have come through After a ! ' short wait we were given tbe order to I I advance Xbe firing became heavier ' about this time so we went at tho I double. We had not got very far before we had" a fine little surprise party ihnnded us Thp front line was running over what appeared to bo good solid, ground, when they broke through and fell Into trenches 30 to 40 feet deep These trenches had been dog, covered over with % Inch boards and then I with dirt and*were regular man traps.} Sharp stakes were sticking out of the parapet and parados, and at the bot torn *ere more stakes and rocks and barbed wire. "\Ve were advancing with bayonets storehouse There was a bayonet through each arm one through each foot and one through h/s stomach One of the garbles fainted when he had to pull one of the bayonets out. They had hacked off his right hand at the wnst a»d taken ills Identifica tlon disc I lay this to tlie German officers more than the Turks I do not tnow just what I did after this But It changed me all around Code Provide* That Success Just fles Any Meane the State Would Choose to Employ Goethe sold, "The Prussian Is b; nature cruel, civilization will umLe him ferocious ' Goethe was pro phetlc--civilisation as far as it can HAS HELPING HAND FOR ALL Red CPOES ftloGt-Approprlately Deslg* nated SG Ibo "Greatest Mother In_the-World " Stretching forth her hands to t II Jn need to lew or Goniilc, bine: 01 white knowing no favorite yet t ivor» taffiair I. II iSeiidy nnd edpr to comfort jjat · time uhtn comfort is most needed; helping llie Mttla home that's crushed beneath an 'ronl hand bj showing inercy in a Iien3th\ human way, rebuilding it in fact, uith. stone on stone replenishing e-nptv bin* and to have been born under a bureiu Present Pan-Germany cannot See with its arrested spiritual development that its kaiser as Emerson saitl of Napoleon Is doomed to ultimate defeat, because he is fighting against the moral law of tbe univf-rse. They dont recognize moral law They cant even see It, a dense materialism baa covered their organs of lng off in m n l e p( ,j es trlan truffle on. spiritual perception, yjp Mst , ide of n!j no j s street, between It Is their philosophy that success Washington and Marv land streets, pcr- jusUfies any means the state may em , Son3 w n o ]^ ve ^^ Sergt v B Brown ploy that the foulest methods «re on recruiting dntv will say. he Is re- Bterilized and made sweet by victory I Sp0 nslble for it The army recruiting The believe themselves divinely ip | station is CW South Illinois street, pointed in this world to put Tieutsch } and Sergeant Brown patrols that par- land nber alles" | ticular p-irt of the city If be sees a That conquest is good title. young man looking into a shop win- That If jon seize and take away tbe dow or looking- nt passengers aboard machinery from tbe factories of on In the -street cars lie asksr him- "Now, vaded nation you can then arrest and ^ny aren't you in the army of your deport the workmen for the crime of Lncle Sam' He stopped a young idleness. | clergyman. "I think I am doing my That If you first take the people's bit in my own way" replied the pas- food until they cry for bread, yon may , tor then lessen the demand by carrymg their young and able bodied women In to omioous and unreportlng silence. That the benign laws of ' spurlos versenit" make Prussia the residuary legatee. That it Is amusing to submerge a TJ boat wben captured merchant sailors are locked outside upon tbe deck That chloride gas Is a proper weapon if the wind is blowing towards France psgne ahead of us and going slowly, j fixed and arms at tho carry, so when sounding all the way I the first line fell, and some of the At this part of the shore there Is a ' second, the boys of the third line came dock about a mile and a half long running up and In the scramble that running back Into the country and j followed many of the chape in the terminating In a road. The Chara I first few lines were bayoneted by their D ^ n TM °f pogne was making for this dock I comrades I was In the third line b u t ' «i" n fortable sounding as she went Suddenly whea I was lucky enough to pull up in time she was within 500 yards of the shore »°d did not full In Too could not look He Had Been Crucified and I was not like my usual self dur- lag the rest of tbe time It was stin raining when we started #A our wav to the front line. Along bat that it Is contrary to International law if it is blowing toward Germany That they may crudfy a Canadian If they take him captive but that If be captures them tbe cry of "Kamerad'* puta Mm on big honor That to break bread with a man Is the safest prelude to his assassination and that an ambassador's honorable oxemp Ion from police visitation makes him an ideal "fence. ' America must be made to realize this code She must he shown the map of Frederick the Great and then Its black encroachment upon the surrounding nations that oue by one bave been assimilated. the road were numbers of troops ·coKng nnd among them Indian troops, She mast learn that it ta the Frus- sontry duty They looked like a I lUuJ instinct not to visit bat to over- tamlps cool and un We were dose enough to I saw her swing around and steer In a crazy fashion We begpu asking each other what was the matter with her, but we learned afterwards that seem Intolerably loud and could swl the bursting shells particularly those i seen It lonce, it was too sickening | fro " tae British, ships. I Our casualties were sent buck to the Tnen we came aCTOS s some Turkish down. Into that trench after you bad ) run, to extend a sinister greeting with tbe left hand and with tbe right hand to spread the gangrene of bribery and betrayal, occupation and Indemnity. ship Oue boat wns sunk by a shell her radder bad been torn off, though} anil all tho men lost we never found out how, nor do 1 ttink We remained uhere anyone ever knew Then she went aground with her stern toward the shore and listed over we were Scratching out shallow trenches for ourschcs, finding ^hat natural cover there i\ns and otherwise getting ready prisoners who were sheltering In an! old bam 1 guess It was, and we' Dream of Perpetual Peace. "Returning in the early days of thS war from a belligerent Germany, stopped for shelter and rest They through a mobilized Switzerland and a told as that their troops were very, portly mobilized Itary, to an America tired from long fighting, but that they to port Ton could see different nrti ! for toe olglit, which was near It cles rolling out and down the side began to rain and we could hardly | dred W* 3 fnm °« ^ Then her back broke. The qunrt-r- "--' "TM "-"" --" K -- -·" we camc ' *° wo taew " deck was crowded with men hall dressed with Hfp belts on jnrapiog over the side or climbing down There was an explosion and a cloud of black smoke broke over us and for a while I thought I was blinded. ketp any fires going because we hod 1 . to shelter them from tho shore side, so were tr ? ln to »* oor ran K e and we I noticed on ancient maral Inscription. Big OH Supply. JUurt year the United State* pro- tile enemy tonld not spot us and the ·\\ Ind i\ as f "om tho sea It was certainly miserable that night did not stay any longer but went| which I bad doubtless won before I dnced 341,800,000 barrels of erode oil, away from there and on our road , without appreciating its significance-- approximately 68 per About BOO yards farther on we came I an inscription of the time of Augustus: to ruins and when we went inside we found 50 or 60 of our boys cooking were banging away at the hay Every once in a while we would ^,TM SU v ^ ,,«, ».,^~». , -- n n d by to repel on attack, whether it All the time the shells were raining *«s a real ooe or not nnd we were j f nd .. slcc P'°f and ° ot 6lvin 8r a thought In on us and on the Champagne I TMtler fire all the time. It seemed as, i " tb[! shells or shrapnel The mules When I could see again I saw the men | lt morning would never come The cooties I had e»er had at DLtmude. The morning came at last and I was detailed with a fatigue party to the bench where we bad landed lot of racket One of the fellows In It stores When we got down to tho bad half of his face shot away and docks I misted Murray and asked was nil bandaged up, but he was try where he wab They said he had been Ing to sing and langh just tbe same To perpetual peace.' Tnus even In warlike Borne, and more tban 19 centuries ago after a series of wars that bad shaken the world's consumption. cent of tbe In 1916 Its going down hand over hand along a stanchion, when another fellow above him let go and slid right down on him The first man. fell about thirty feet, landing in the water with his neck doub'ed under him Onr lifeboats and launches were out picking up sur vlvors. Tho«p who got safely over the side started to swim ashore but -nhen they had gone only a little was they found they could wade in. When the water was only np to their waists they came upon barbed wire entanglements and not a man got ashore that way but was v scratched and clawed and man that could bud^e them away that bay unless It hit them from Then along came a cart making a ulsslng from his post not more than an hour from the time we left I left my fatlffue party, without orders and Jolne 1 In the bunt for as the rest were doing They were Anzacs, and were pretty badly shot np The*word Aozac as you probably know is made from the Initials of the Australian and New Zealand army a I along the docks and on the sbore corps. They had a repular town called to each side FInallv I saw a bunch. Anzac, cm the peninsula At Suvla of men collect around a storehouse bay and around Gaoa Tepe the A macs Murrav ihere were men searching at the farther end of the docks on the gled horribly Some of them that 11 sllore slae I ran "P to them saw afterwards were Just shredded Tl!ere nas P° or old Murray They along the sides of their bodies llke| wcle J ust tak ing him down. He had coconuts A great been ngalnst the wan of tfie, got further Into the Tarklsii lines than any other unit In the nllied armies They were wonderful fighters TO BE CONTINUED every great war that has since devastated Europe men's minds were turning with Inextinguishable hope to the vision of a waiies* future." Concerning Sponge*. Sponges are annuals with power to eat and digest They begin their life as Unv eel, like creatures and have a short, free life In the sen, after which they fasten themselves to a rock and begin to develop They grow Into all sorts of shape*. Some branch out la all directions like fingers and are called mermaid's gloves There are fan- Ilfre sponges, treelike sponges and cup- like sponges. There are sponges that form a carpet over the rocts, and sponges called by the flshmen "sea nests," because they look like bird*" snare was about 65 per cent A large part of tbe fuel oil used by tho British, nary comes from HexicoyDastyear Mexico produced GO.OOOOOO barrels, about 20,000,000 barrels over toe output the year before. Russia Jn 1917, produced 70,000,000 barrels, a falling off ot about 2,000 000 barrels from tbe 1916 production. In tie Dutch East Indies 14000,000 barrels were produced last year anfl 17000000 barrels the year before. Komnania In 1817 produced n,000,000 "barrels as compared with 10000,000 the year previous. Host at tbe Roumanian oU field* are now under control of Germany,--The Patlinnder* Win Help Some. PaUence--What's become of year brother? r *~ Patrice--Which one' "The one who sings." ' Oh he's gone over to help DM fr lies" "Oh, then, he's stopped singing, has aitect he Prussian has made him f c j empty cupboards, bringing -warmth to roclous and conceit has rendered him ' Lear's nnd hearths too long neglected, invulnerable to reform writes Augus-' Seeing all things with a mother'* tus Thomas of the \ Igilantes Through sixth sense that s blind to jealousy and scores of years congenital megaloma , meanness, seeing men In their true light, as naughty children--snatching, biting biter--but with a hidden sid« thats quickest touched bv mercy, Reaching out her hands across the aea to No Man 4 -. Land,, to cheer with warmer comforts tbousinds who must stand and wait in stenchcd and crawl- nia baa been craftily fed ind aug mented by ofllclal nnd philosophical and literary and religious reiterat'on of German greatness until tbe idea has become national bjpnosis. Tins treatment his left the Pan- German imagination with only a captive flexibility of tbe dachshund va- 1 ing holes and w ater soaked entrench' riety so near tbe ground that it teems | ments where cold and ·» bite deeper, 60 they write than Bocba steel or lead. She's warming thousands, foeding, healing thousands from her store, the greatest mother in Hie world--the Red Cross--barren Anderson. Jn, Tack- ages " Sets Pastor "to Thinking. If there Fhould be a noticeable fall- Sergeant Brown reports that be failed to enlist the preacher, but said, ' I set him to thinking " News German Toys Not What They WerA Simplicity Is the rule In German toy shops now and wood once formerly used only for the cheape** toys, is now almost the only material em- ploved. Lack of flour, which Is used with cement to mate the bodies, prevents the manufacture of new dolls. Wax, used for the heads, is almost unobtainable and the material for dresses costs four times as much as before the war Toys cost at least twice as much as formerly, mehil toys are few In number and some of the very cheap varieties cannot be had at all The metal that formerly went Into the making of trains, horses soldiers magic lanterns, etc. has been taken bv the government for the manufacture of munitions. Green and Mistrustful. Thomas W Lawson said in a Boston lecture "The green speculator Is apt to be more- suspicions and mistrustful than the seasoned one. Green speculators by their actions often remind me of tbe farmer who went to the Boston Maine station, put down a $20 bill, and sal 3 to the ticket agent " 'Round trip to Washington, young- feller.' -"Here you. are,' said the agent 'Change at New York' that was still unperturbed and nnpre- " 'No, ye don't young feller'' snarled had plenty of men They said a couple ' pared I revisited the famous museum I the farmer 111 take my change right of abells had dropped about a faun of Jvaples" writes AConroe Smith. In here.'" before Case and Comment come, so we knew the batteries i "In one of the central corridors I

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