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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, July 17, 1918
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WKDNKSDAT JTLT 17, i»l*V DAILT COURIER, C^NNEtiSVILLB, PA.- '·3»JUHB i EX-GUNNER AMD CHIf F PE1 SER OF THF FT»P1TJ *? V^ i ··C; r\^icRjis M.\JIVSI.-V .wr rn/u^v*c *^v_, I GUN TXHWFr. F18ENCH BATTLESHIP tXSSAM)- WINNER OF THE CRCHX BE GUERRE «ci^2 All this tune, "lest JOB forget." w* bad no shoes, and no cloibinc---ooly what had once, been out underwear. · It I* all right to be a Oon*y Island ·nowbird and pose around In .jroir bathing suit In the drifts, b*ean*e;jron are^a good condition, and last but not least, because' you do not ban to do It. Figure out the other aide of U lor yourself.' · . % TSiey marched as Into a field where there was nothing: roucb-but guns and ammunition and snow, anil set ns up In .·iomtthinjr like skirmish.formation. We stood. tl;ere for some time, and the] we saw; a lot of Hun* -svlth tin -»*i" long rifles coining toward us, yrtllag Jott as tbey did In battle, and we thought sure we were being used for practice" targets. It la a good thing they halted and stopped.yelling when they did, or we would have ·timed for them to fight it out, for we were, not .the kind tha{ likes to be butchered with bands in the air, and, we would have been glad for a chance to get a few of them before^they got is. Bat they d!d halt, «n3 then *nr- rmimled us, and drilled.!?«* away tliroagh siramps nnd woods and shallow ivatei:,OT sInsh."-ThV women'feJ- lovred,'tooy and there ^wettt plenty of bricks and spit left. Women as well as'men ore the-same the world over, they say. I-wonderf Toni can Just picture tbe women, of, Jay. RocMand. ate.,; following 'a : crowd. -«f German . prisoners tbat way, can't yo»T Not I But of course the Borneo of Rocktond are pretty crude--ao k»lt»r at.all-- and Gott never ··commissioned Presides;; Wilton,.-to take the lid oB the atrafe po't for him.--' They drilled n* along the docfcs, and ' It looked as though, the whole German navy wks- tied' up at Swimtnunde. We saw ranny"of the ship* v.-e and beard about, aiaonjt them bitfua: the famous ^Vulcan.. th? mother-chip^ for submarine* There v were 'many atil- otS Ion An; atone tbe docks, and they ' «nve the women'* haad^rlih their days* work. Tbey wire n»'better with a brl,ck v bnt,tbey bad more ammunition. when It cameVlb'spittini. OM of them .tripped.a youny boy by tba-uam* at Kelly and n« you would never doubt. Kelly picked up; a rock and crashed | the sailor with It, .He was tben bny-' oneted twice In the \fli legC - We began singing then, our popular favorite, i.'.'Tack up : your troubles," ;«te., and ·when they heard .ns,' bow tbe swine (tared! , Then they drilled as past. the On- loan soldiers' quarter*. The men were ..-.-, · at rifle practice, and 1 jues* ; ail' of us thought how handy we would be. as targets. But when we got .near them, tbey' quit practicln*; and' crowded around ns'yeillnt;: "'Eaus: Znrack!" Finally we got to the top of the bill, and were baited near the barracks while an o*cer read the martial law of Germany to.ur. At lea*t we thought maybe thnt was It. Finally they let us into the barracks, and the first thing we-saw waa a'great pile of hay. That looked good to us, aad we mnile a rush and dived . Into it. But the.Huns told us to take the buy nnd in the njlddle of the.road. They had 'to.'tis* force be^ fore we would rto if. Finally we gave la, however, and started to carry,. It «ut. Some of the young v boy*. wjsre crying, and I do not blame them inucb,. · ' ' ^ . · Batne of .the-boys tried to hide some of the hoy behind a hot and was caught doing Iti and two sentrle* clouted Mm from one end of the barracks to the .other.. His ,no*»,wa* . broken and his face mashed to a Jelly.: But there was nothing,we couM:do, ·o we lust wandered op and down the barracks, about as we did between decks on the Moewe, trying to keep warm. While this marathon was on we beard a whistle' blown very, loudly, and when' we locked out we saw'- a wagon plied up with 'old tin canal Then -we were told to form single file, walk ont to the wagon and each,get a t can for Mnwelf. T!aeh man had to take the flrit can be laid hi* band* MI, and many of us poc rusty one* with boles la them. So,tbat about half IB hour later, when w» received barley cojfee. and alt we bad to drink H from was tbe cans, lots of .the men .bad to drink tbelni almost In one golp or lose ' ..'-. .-'';.· '". ' · · " .',:,'V ' · . Tb» 'barrack* .we** very dirty, aiid ·ajellefl horribly, and the aien were :*MU not even half clothed.: We «11 looked filthy and smelled that way, : and;.where the coal: dwat had rubbed ·off, we were very;p*.1e;'. And all of,us were starved looking.'···· About eJeven o'clock tbat morning the whistle blew again, and we cume oat and were given an aluminum spoon and a dish apiece. Then we cheered up and aw corned beef and ..cabbage for onxsertas. An hour latcr v they drilled us through tbe new to ·the kuche.' When we got there we stood in Hoe until at least,half-fast twelve, and then the Germans shouted: "Nkht»:*o ««*en." But we did not know what that meant, so we just bong, around there arid, waited. Then they started shouting, "Zurncltl Zu- rnck!" and drove us back to tbe barracks. Later we heard the words "nlchts *n essea!" *o often that we thought probably they meant "no eats." We bad onr reasons for thinking so, too. Those, words, and "wiruck" and "'rans," were practically all we did beari .except, of course, various kinds of scbweiuhunde. It was awful to *ee tbe m*rn when we cot back to the barracks. Some of tbe boys from the' Georgic, not much over twelve years .old, were, almost crazy, but even the older mra were crying, many of them. It waa nothing but torture all the time; Tbey opecied all the windows and doorria tlie barracks, and tben we covld not heat the room with our bodies. When we started to move around, to keep warm, tbey fired .-. fen- snot* at u*. ' I do not 'know whether they^hit-anyone or.not; we had got »o that w* dtd not pay any attention to tblnaa like · tbat. Bat-It ·topped us. and we bad to stand still. Tbe Hun* thought we would take the rlflM from tbe Bentrie* and u«.' them, too. ' I never, saw a yellower bunch of people In my life. I do not mean people. I wish I could publish what I really mean.. ' V.'e bad Moves in the barracks, but no coal.or wood to burn..'There were" many boxes piled up there, but tbey belonged to the Sermans. We Wwnld have burned them if w« could-; bnt the Germaos made n carry them across tbe road. They weighed about 150' pounds' apiece, and we were so weak tbat It w.u all twolacn could do to badge, them; And we had to: carry them; they would not let as roll item. We were *o' cold and buhgry that even that exercise did not warm as. About 2:30 tbe whistle blew again, and tho Huns picked out a f«w men and took them down the roed. We could not figure ont .why,' but they, came back aboct tbree o'clock, all of them with bread In their «rms. They were chewing away on It wfeen they bad a chance. Whenever the sentries ,weire not looking they would Mt« at It llk« a fish feing after a.wbtra. Sach man-carried five loaves. Waen tbey got In tbe barrack* tho ·entries and* them put; the bread down on the floor, and ttrtrn, with their bayonet*,'.the aeotriei'cut each loaf once down tbe center iengthwlse. and (our times across, which meant ten men to a loaf about the «U« of an 'ordinary ten-cent leaf In Una country now. They gave eacb of u* 11 piece a little larger than a safety-match box. Th* bread was hard and dark, and I really think they, mndo It from trees. It had just exactly the ··· same smell that the dirt aronnd. tree* ha*. We filed.past the sentriei single file to get our ration-of this mud, .and there-was no chance of getting in line twice, for we had to keep on.-filing', until we were out in the'road, and stand there in the snow It, We could not go back In the-barracks, until every man had been served. Osr meals were like this: A can of barley coffee In tbe morning-, cabbage sonpi'so called, at noon;'a tenth of a loaf-:bf :: bread at' S-;p/ ; m. That 'waa .our menu and day patj the kaiser's birthday, Llnmln's, May day, or any other time. .""·' " : This!cabbage.-soup was a great'ldea.! We called It shadow «oup, because the -boys ciaimed they made It by. hanging a cabbage over a neiirel of water and letting the shadow fall;' on the -water. ; We ; ipretended, too, that'if yon found 'any'cabbage In It, yon conlS .take jouf dish baclr for a second helping. - But I never saw anybody get'more than OM dlshtnl. All v it : was,; was just' . spoiled water. ,\ W«,tried to go to Bleep that night, but : there- were sbrr many-' sentries around us--ano'those of uslwh'were not sick were wounded--that I do hot Men of Middle Age Indulge in Comparisons They Tied Me, Tie* to In* Fenoa. Chink a man of us really slept After a while 1. ashed n sentry if I could go outside for a minute, but for some reason ae would not let me. I had different Ideiis about It, so I 'stood nround near tho door, and when be turned his, back out I went and around the.corner of the barracks. But one of the sentries there saw me and blew bis whistle, and a guard of eight caroe up from somewhere and ·grubbed me. I tried to explain, bat it was no use; becaase every time I snld a word it meant another swat over the ear, so finally I gave It up. Then they drilled me across the road to the officers' irosrters. There were three officers there, and' each of them asked me questions about all kinds of things, but never once mentioned my running out of- the barracks. Then they gave tho, sentries some'command*, and 'our of the sentries toot me out and over to the barbed wire fence. There they tied roe, face to th« fence, anna over my. head, and tmnds and fcot lashed to tbe wire, and with a rone aronnd my waist, too. I thought, then, that my hunch;, had come true, and tbt I : would be cructfled, like Mnrrnv and Brown. They posted a sentry there In .addition to the regular guards, and every time he walked past me he would kicfc me or spit on me, or do both. .Ope time he kicked me so bar! that a prong of the barbad wh-e gashed me over the left eye--the only one I can see with--and when the" blood ran into my eye It blinded me. I thought both eyes were gone then, and I hoped tbey would shoot me. - It seemed to me that I bad got my share by this tiroe without losing the other eye, and if it was gone, I wanted to go too, . I coaM not put up my hand to feel where the prong had jibbed me, and It kept on bleeding and smarting. I bad on practically no clothing, you remember. .The wounds in my thigh bad opened, and it was bitter cold and windy. 36 you can picture to yourself how. gay arid,carefree I was. When I bad been -.there for an'hour and a half they untied me from the wire, and I keeled over oa my back. Tbey. kicked ma until I had to stand up, bat I fell down again," anil all tin kicking, in Germany ,cou!d not have brought me to my feet. I was just all In. So tbey blew their whistles and tbe sentries in the barracks awakened two of the boys, who came and carried me In. .-All the .time the sentries were yell- Ing, "Gott" strafe England I" and "schweinhund!" until yon would have thoughir they were In n battle. What their idea was I do not Snow. The boys bad a little water in a can, aud one of: them tore off part of the slcere of his .undershirt So they washed the. gash . and. bandaged it. Believe me, I was glad when-1 could see again. I was so tlred"antl worn, out that I went to sleep at once, and Old not watte up antil tbey were giving us 'our barley cofltee next ing. · : : TO BE CONTINUED.. Uck of Thrift In Rl«lng Generation Eapecialljr Subject of Comment-Finally Thoroughly Convinced . ' " "Tb* WorW ; Do Move." Two plainly droKsed, ^substantial looking men of fifty or .thereabouts were discussing the high {cost of living, dying and every other old thing while having their shoes! polished in a place just, off Herald square. One was saying he couldn't figure how persons of small earning capacity w'ere?,n)anag|ng to. keep body and .·onl together. The other ventured the opinion that the class- of. persons' he referred, to were'not entitled to the sympathy they were getting because their standard of living was out of all proportion to their pay envelopes. "When we were youngsters .back .in the middle West," the second man went on, "*w* considered, ourselves racky If we got some plain schooling and three fairly square meals a day. We had pennies where the average boy la this town has dimes and quarters. · After we came to New. Tork we waited nntll we were fairly well established before we indulged . iu. even small luxuries. It seems;to me ·that small wage earners have lost ail sense of thrift." . Kvcn as he spake there came, on Illustration of his remarks in tbe person of a messenger boy, who climbed Into tbe next seat end directed tbe bootblack to polish his russet shoes and put in new luces. After giving this order the boy bit a -five-cent bar of chocolate in half, took a cigarette from a ten-cent package, aftd then settled down to read a magazine that bad cost 15 cents. The two men exchanged amused glances. "That boy's shine and refreshments and other things will cost him fifty- five cents," said th* man who bad been doing most of tbe talking. "Hoomt, I doa't tblnk I spent that much In a month when I was bis age." "Nor I," laughed tb« other. "And It was a great lark when we were :boys to shin* onr own shoes. When we felt real wicked we smoked cinnamon cigarettes. A couple ot- cents would buy enough material to provide Emoke* for a whole crowd." "And a five-cent thriller wa'n p*s*ed from on* boy to another until all the youngster* In town bad read It," added bis friend.. They stole another look at the young plutocrat *t(h«d deeply and left tbe pta'c* shaking their heada. Crowing th* street In this contemplative mood, tbey barefcr escaped being knocked down by a ynoth on a roo- tor3td«, "And we Med to feel real recklea* -on our velocipedes," mused on*a-.New Tork Evening Telaerain. . ·pytng »n ·?!·*. Spy spies on spy !n Germany. The German office bolder, ex-Ambassador Gerard write* In tbe Ixjndoa Times, fear* the apte* ol bis rival*. "I often said to Germans holding high office dtiring tbe war: This trtnln Is breaking yon down -- all Say In your of- ncc. Take an afternoon, off and come ·booting wltb m«,' The Invariable an- swtVwasvT cannot;' tb* others would learn It: from their »pl«i and would spread, til* report tbat I neglect business.'" German sptes are adepts at opening baca, steamlnj letters--«11 the old trick*. /The easiest way to baffla them, Mr. 'Gerard sovs, Is to write nothing tbitt cannot be publlnhert to the world. ;Tar a long time after the beginning otf tbe war I wa* .too bturr to write the weekly report of official gossip usually *ent home by diplomat Ists. I suppose tbe Ocrmans searched our co«Her'b«g» for such a repcut vainly. Anyway, It* absence finally got on the nerve* of Zlroroermann *o much that one day be blurted out, ·Don't you ever write reports to your government?'" N*w Artificial t»atb*r. Tne base of tbe artificial leather developed within tbe last few years In some cotton fabric, thick or thin, which constitutes about three-fourths of tb« weight of the finished material. This Is treated with a paste of varying composition, Including nltroedlulose,. oil, and some lead coloring matter as e» senttal ingredients,, then a thin celluloid finish. Is riven and the grain of the leather imitated by being passed through, special .pressure rolls. This product, Bald to coat about a third as ranch .as genuine leather, has been adopted for a gnat variety of purposes, It Is nstd for trunks, slippers, pocketbooks, fancy leather goods, and especially for npnolketing furniture and aatomobilfs, put as a material for the. uppers' of shoes It appears to be (till In; the process of development, with no sarlBfactory results In sight. THE PLUMBING THAT CAN'T BE PLUMBED Can you imagine anything more humiliating than the feelings of this, man 1 when he is compelled by force of circumstances to call the local plumber to erect the bathroom equipment he has purchased by mail, utterly forgetting the home plumber, and to learn that his purchase is utterly worthless and his money gone? Possibly you have been a victim of similar circumstances- and have learned your lesson; if not, our aim is to warn you of the sorrow that such an experience is certain to bring. The home plumber loses his patience when he looks upon the folly of those who did not have sufficient confidence to give him an opportunity to fill their wants but who do have sufficient nerve- to call .'upon him when they have bungled. . · I MORAL.:--When the mail order house has put your purse and mental,equilibrium out of plumb, don't ask the local plumber to right them. . A Great Combined Movement by Great People Will Secure a Phenomenal Boost for Yourself and THESE MERCHANTS. Fanrftw*, Kens, Stores COMPANY CKOTTIEIXKESTEEZAT CO. 164-158 W, Crawford Are. ' Shoes (01 tie Whole Family 113 W. Comfort Are. THE HOBNIK COJIPAST Mea't Wear IM W. Crawford Ave. CIXMWIAi SATIONAI, BASX ' Coner Flttsbnrg Street a*d Crawferi Areaae, JIcDOMALD MUSIC AJO ELECTBIC CO. Koyal Hotel Block IT. Ktobur. St. H. KOBACKEB SONS ·Tke Big Store" 3. Httsbarg St Footwear for Everybody 127 X. Pittsbarg St COXMEUOSYILIE MABJOT AJO) 3TOBTH BJTD atABKET Leadlag Gpcery Stores IM and US 5. Ptttebwg St. ANBEBSOK-100CKS HABBWABE CO. Hardware . 116 If. Crawford Are. S CHAB1ES T. GILES Ml West Crawford Aw. SHOE COMFAWT West Crawford Ave. DBTO COMBASX ISO West Crawford Ate. PETER B. TrTEIBCEB Pianos and Phonographs l«7-lS»E»at Crawford Are, A. W. BISHOP Jewelry I* 7 Wwit Crawford Ave. Jeweler Stoen Otagtt ABTMAN WOBK China *ad Wall Paper UJ-1S1 W. Crawford Are. THE CESTBA1 STOBE Drr Goods 211 Tf. Crawford AT*. EtPEBN'S tmlfes' Suits and Coats ' ISO 5. Pitt-bnrs 8t FIVE AJTD TES CESI TTAUD PAPEB CO. Wall Paper ' 103 W, Apple St. wsiis-anxts MOTOB CAB co. Agents for Wllys-Knight, OTerlaai Cars, AccennfM WEBTHEEHEB BBOS. Mea's Store , 124 Jf. Httsbare 8U CONUTEIMVlttE LAUJfBBT "S»«w Write Work- 12S BaMwta AT*. COLUMBIA. HOTE1 Joh» Dncgan Veat SMt FBISBEE HABDWABE CO. . Hardware . . ..-.Tf..Crawloia Am. WBIGHT-aEBTZLEB CO. Department Store . w. Crawioril AT*. * BAPFOBT-FEATHEBMAN CO. lot Can Bo Better Here. -· ^ DO YOU NEED JOB PRINTING? We do all kinds of Job Printing at our office from the vUltlog card to the finest commercial work. Try our printing. THE COURIER COMPANV, 137^ W. Main St., ConneiisviHe, Pa."~ ~ -CAP"STPBBS THE EIO OF APEBFECX TANK

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