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July 22, 1918

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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"PAGE THI\ asm* tone ffen«r srf?//vf urnr or/9/a. rrtesciirr U#E THE VILLAGES IN THE THRICE FOUGHT OVER BATTLEFIELD. PRtClOUS PERSONAL BEWNGINU3 WHICH REFUC-EE5 INSISTED ON SAVINS DURINO THE LAST DKIVE. · * .* * * * * * ..*; 1 *· '* .. * * * RED CROSS MEN AND WOMEN AT WORK. · ; -- -- . . TW full atory of just what our *H Cro* i* doing In the Gnat IMtta MW raging hi France, a** kxi - K I* tfoin, It car. ntvtr. ' » · « · « . 'in anything like. com. iMtme**. H*t» I* a cnapltr, * *f the Red ' Crcxa mm and women ai work-two an*p4lKt*, In fact First, a" 'fc»* at UNI work «f rccon*truc- W** and »*si*tmcc_' » th»' d*. and. vMac** 'of ''am' Cia* and Aiijne Valley* U» gnat German retreat . Th» iccond «np. *· Ktry aatne scciu ·*.»»· great fiattli e3en«ive now '· ' *M*n*t Iht two pictures-- «M»pieli»-alr rebuilding after *· 'actmt:' *f B-.e aunt, ttio ·KMT- th» w»rit «e F!d: e:as«- *t. oeirrg. nvt . . · WlH»»as.l1li*to eaCe tia cmldrcn, t(lM**ncn;.Bl* aocJ a theyflt« ** Mi» readvo/:c3'r!9 Carman By EDWARD EYRE HUNT. T HE little towns and,village* along the banks of the Somme.Mbe Olse, and, the Alane, were barn- .In* like bonfires, and Allied airplanes, sweeping back from patrola over St Qnentin. plunged through clonda of black smoke.''It"was"a great but a tragic day for. Franco. 'The German armles'were In retrent/ but they had taken: their revenge'by systematically burning or blowing up every bouse, every "barn and every staMe In score* cad scores o f ; villages. So It was a desert which the victorious French and Britfsh'armles occupied the eighteenth. at March, -yya ; ,-~'·.-. '.- . - . . . ' · Organization of Ralitf. Life Imd come back to tie deaplated fields and .villages -in the year which had 'passed .since the, great German retrofit. -Slowly ant] painfully pe*ple had returned. And rrlien the Amerln ran Red Cross sent .Its Committing) to Europe last year, almost Its first thought was bow It could help the** fwople.' .When the'Department .of Civil Affairs wnii created Its nMrtctior; Bonier Polks, formed a Burenn of Recomstrae- tlon and Relict to tackle this problem. Several relief departments wer» estab- llshed with hestlqwirterji ^to the wor zone; It locnfedI frnnt-llne. muwboo*** af'Arrns. Bam, Nnyon and Satasan* wfthiii cnnnbn-sliDt of the Germans; It- sccurcl reniurknUle .rlcNl woHcera, and at tliu Iieart nf the destructloa wrotlgbt by the Germni]i',:ln-tbe volley of th« river Snnime. It 'icsnn -patchin*;; op liouses and-Ht:!hles for'tlie ratnrulos; enj^nnfR. ' H..;*l£[!£rl Into-the-dcTa*- toted region food, clothing, furniture.! kitcbcn utensils, bnllding materials, seed, farm ImpUowntz, sutU livestock and fowls. ^ Th« rellet actlTtUes o{ the Red Cross, apart from Its bouse patching 'and repair work, were carried on Umwgn French relief societies, *z tbrongh groups of Americans who let- tied la the Tillages, and by personal service and tbe force of their example breathed life Into the rnloed farms. One such, group war .the American Pond for French Wounded at Elono- conrr. In the Alsne. Another wns tlic Society of. Friends at Golancoart, Bam and Gruny, In the Somme. Aootber was the Smith College Relief 0nlt at Grecourt. In ' Uie Somrac. Through such devoted gronps as these goods were distributed to the destitute, and th* implement* for farm tabor given. to ttw able. Along with the.relief, societies there was an Important movement to prgMli* agricultural co-opera- Uve societia* In tb* devastated region. Ala: : on* hundred agricultural associations were In existence; the French government rented them American tractor plows, and the Red Cross them flock* of sheep nnd qmuitlt!** of seed for planting. That .was the situation one year to a day since the Germans were driven back to .the Rl.ndcnbnrg ilti* from th« Earning villages . In . the Somrn*, th* Olu, and the Al*n*. A wok Inter, every trac* o£ this work was hlntted out; th* Germans hut] again occupied the terrain which for "*trnteBlc" rc»- ·an* they had cvucustwl a rear before. . Story of the Destruction. The desecrated lands were just springing to lute acaln. The first sprouts oC,spring wheat carpeted the valleys; dnffodils.waved In the wind; the fragrance of cherry bloasom* hung In the airi In the crispness of the early morning gangs of French workmen In the two ble Red Crosi barrack* "were juat getting ready to go to their work when the British Town- Major came .In. "We must. evacuate your workmen across the Somme," be ·aid. "All civilians are-to he sent fce- yon! the river at once." Civilians from neighboring town* were herded, together with their n»nd luggage and livestock. The rapidity with which the order wtu executed wag almost Incredible. The two motor, trccks which belonged to the construction camp wer* hastily placed *t the disposal of the populntlo*, aad a of dry-land ferry service was established back and forth to the bridges over tlie river Somme. American.mili- tary engineers Bad built tho*e bridges for th«i BriU*h army. The American relief *tmff in the town of Hani began an Immediate evacuation of Its MBS It store *f supplies; Its cnrs organized a ferry service end carried exhausted civilian* beyond'the danger zone. The chauffeur* drove again and again.Into th* bombarded towns to bring out thi last mnwlnlng families. One of tho chauffeurs In n cnmlonett* drove Into Ham with tirce flat tires on"' dnwn Kprtnga nnd curried out sis wounded Hrllisti ttfildlcrs. The siaft* anil'the two thotmnd civil- ians from Hata were- withdrawn first to Nesle, and then to Koye. At. Nesle, the American Red Cross bad storage facilities In two wooden barracks, and Us: stock oC food and.condensed milk were of immediate value to the refugees and the wounded soldiers stream- Ing In from Bam. A small hilt Important children's hospltcl also was at Ifesle, In a brick' houae called the Pavilion Joffre. Tt« doctor, the nurses and their patients were evacuated to Roye. where they Installed themselves In a small civil hospital belonging to the Secoars d'Orgence, and where that night they received wounded soldiers. The following day they were evacuated w Amiens. Tb« British, ind American Society of Friends, In close affiliation with the American Ked Cross, reported thetn'- selve* nnd their cars Immediately to tJBe relief delegate* io their districts. Theso noncomhatnnts worked unrler sheltflre \rltbout sleep, without rest, day after dny and all tiie nights. The PhllnileJphia Cult, nt Vllleiiuicr-Au- mont, did similar service. Tbv Blernncourt Quit used their mo- tor-tmeka to cnpscit?' In evacuating clvll!*n» from the villages northeast of them. On the. third dny of the battle The n n f t Itself wns forced to leave Blernn- cniirt. At one o'clock in th« morning tbey went to. VIc-mir-Aisofi. where al- dy they heil established their offices nod flinlr movable goorls. The or- ·ihnns n-hom llie.v hml ndnptwl were :ai:on even fun her from the Hues, to V'illfirs-CottewMs. At the rail heads tile refugees sat among their bundles, families huddJef together fearfui of being separated In the hustle, their feather-beds and often their rabbits and a goat pressed close to them. They were dulled by the noise and by their own weariness. The only activity was caused, by the Aroeri. cans, each of whom Insisted on finding "nay people," and collecting them so that bo might better attend to their wants. "PetlLs peres," an old woman called them. From the human side the evacuation Is, ami always will be, Indescribable. It was a vast lava now of men, animals nnd materials. Every little country road and i»very highway was jammed with the endless lines of caraions~ moving back the aviation camps, puIHnp out immense guns, salvaging military supplies of all sorts, atirj a£ the sitme time removing the civlilabB and tnelr little posse.islons. The refugees In their weak misery, and tlm soldiers In their grim calmness, passed each other on the roads; the one moving -forward to stop the nvadern, the other fleeing back to safety. The fugitives carried, M best hey could, their valuables, seeking s:ifet,-, nnd tlm yonneer men of their race hearing heavy equipment, went qulotly towards the maelstrom.' It was some mediaeval pHgennt, for the weak nnd the strong, the dazed and the keen all' bore- spring flowers, yel- ow daiTodlls or pale anemones, which they gathered HS they wenr along. Splendid Emergency Relief. On the third day at the battle the ^imr iurce rroiu .arras was asjAjniena, irh the doctor aad-nurses from Noale. Tha relief staff from Ham, N«sle, and Greconrt, with the Society of Friends, was In Montdldler. A small stock of supplies, hastily sent from. Noyon was at Lasslgny. Noyon itself-'-bad coal* under tie 'guns and was in the centre of feverish activity. Here, as everywhere else, passenger-cars- and motor trucks were evacuating civilians and their goods under the general direction of JS.-ltisii olficvra ajiri the French Sons-Prefot of the Department of the Oise. Between tho" third anil' fourth days of the battle; MontSidler, Lns- signy and NoyoD had to he evacuated, and on the fiftij day Amiens cam* within range o f ' t h e guns aud more ' than fifty thousand people left the city and poured out on to tile roads. ' Tlic American Rec! Cross during this time had served civilians .chiefly, although more than one of its' trucks; with mattresses placed nt the bottom to prevent too much Jolting, had gon* back und forth, time and again,-ftaal- 1 - ing out wounded Tommies and wound--ed Americans. A portable kitchen. Installed on the e.tact spot at Complegn*---- where .Joan of Arc was captured, provided tea, coffee and other refreshments to ten thousand soldiers and civilians tlaiiy. At the lied Cross headquarters chocolate, fiss and meat were served to Hungry soldiers on pass. Inpr couvoys. A temporary infirmary was installed In the bufTet of the railroad station at Cotnpiegne to take care of persons" wounded by hoinbs and other cases ot wounded men, soldiers or civilians* while they were waiting "tb be sent to-' " a regular'hospital. Four American doctors remained at their post -until the Inst patient'had been removed,-Then, 'with'assistance, In conjunction-, with the French, they established another hospital in a. secure .place. .Jn. . two days this, hospital contained. Wo ., hundred and titty beds and all neces-.. sary equipment. More than once a cajulon brought ID Its last load of helpless old people) from a village where the advancing... columns were so near tliat shots from., the machine guns were nlready patter- Ing In the deserted .streets. . At Niort milk was hour's notice to four hundred people who had been without food for six hours. The American Red Cross at Annel wag evacnated with the aid of the hospital barge, and Its patients were taken to a place of safety. The Daly; Unit, working under the Service de Santo of the French Jfrmy, evacuated its paHents from a hospital near-Com-, piegne and then offered Its personnel' for soldier canteen service. At Bean-- vais a refugee hospital was opened Im- . mediately, with American doctors la charge. Ixxlsinga were provided for several hundred fugitives, and the In- . cessant land ferry service, which had. been inaugurated at Croli-Mollgnanx . on the first day of the battle, was con. tinued ID the west. Little Lett by Red Cross. . The Red Cross stores at Ham, Kes!« and Lasslgny had been lavishly used for the benefit of British and French, .. troops. When the warehouses were finally given up tbere remained In them only a few heavy things, such as stovefi, that could not be carried off or nsed on · the spot, and some small stocks of civilian clothing. In dollars and cents, or in pounds and tons, the .. American Bed Cross lost little In Its evacuation. In closing his report the Chief of the Bureau of Reconstruction and Relief, Acting Field'Coramander of the America D Bed Cross In the War Zone, whow . work of nine months had been swept away, said, with absolute confldenc* and optimism: "The same old needs of shelter, food* clothing, tools, medicines, and th* friendly fellowship which have been · the blood and bone of'our work In th* Devastated Regions--these remain. The voice of America has been heard in France. It is being heard mort - ondly and more clearly every day. It · must be heard.until we win th* vlo-- tory, and along with the voices of. th«- Ightlng men the voices of the bnilder* . must be beard--the inea of the plough, and pruning book and saw .and bani- ... nier and lathe side by side with that men of the sword.'' . : ·WHAT Kc REALLY WANTED O«p, Dark Design That War; Behind Man'* Encouragement of His , Companion's Singing. ; ·Two men were seated nt * table In /a .saloon, on* -of .them ·-. annoying th* · otter' customers jr : his maudlin attempts -to sing something that had a strong German air. although the words /were. apparently English. ·' The pro. Sfletor approached. ; ''· '-"Cut out that singing in. here," he remonstrated. " · "This ain't no-ama- tenr night: for' cabarets." ' . - , ' . The · singer subsided and took an- jOther drink^-but- his r companion .urged Jklm to continue. 'expressing great nd- ·ilrallon for : th« air.' .}:.·-.:.:. . : . '··-;. ' likes of a fine A .Prodigy. A. new'.prodigy has; appeared. Paris. 'Herts' proclaimed as:s man, or rather.a .boy of -genius and his name Is Salvator, SchlC ;He'Is designated in c Parisian Journal' as "a, writer who .Is not .a writer and yet it:'appe«r» writes better than 'all ;the.wrlters H« is a- boy in' the 'of .a. picture dealer/,. He has ; been discovered taking th'e'lpen from-the desk of hi* employer. |knl Jetting; it run ngreenWy to his fancy. One'of hls : masterpiece* of 'ani .idle- moment came by chance wider the: eyetv.of his '.employer.:. '.'; '"Did yon do that!" asked the employer..--x,^v^::"' v · . ; · ' / ' . :"- ..' '"T*-V monsieur," responded the boy, nnx-ii disturbed, fearing thai he might be discharged lor neglecting his (In- ties for frivolous amusements. . " admirable i" declared. the employer, who without delay i sent -the , a "noted! Hterary man ,*o stock: on his singing take him some; mn a now the'Mercnre de'lTriuice Is gor and.lliten to It. nil yon j ing to.publlsh ; the flrsiwork of Salva-: tor. SchlS with other* 'probably to follow. ' · " ; ?;-;; ···.' '·--· . . . . ,' ."What do yon- mind the. lik him for:" he 'asked. "Snru, it's si«*v; Go ;ahea'S with 'it." : : '-. · 1»» resnnipUoD: of the disjointed notes brought the proprietor to the · : table' again.. · ' - . ' : . ; :: · ' · ' · - . . ' · ' "; -"S«e, h*w, yo*,". he began, i\vith: · rap. of his knuckles on the table, "cut that singing right now, or I'll have you ·ttobwii oat."; ' ' · · , '·'.-..-·' : · ·'··..-,;·. Standing not far: off to -be sure that th« selection was not continued the proprietor .·overheard the second man UflBC the- slnferito go; ahead and after anotker drink :the sons; was resumed. Stepping up to, th« table r.lth: flre in ads ey* the DOBS addressed himself to ,-t** second. man.: ' -. '.' . ' . .'.-·. .; do yoa .keep asking hlm/ ' ; "Well,' 111 tell yon-.the truth." tne man replied. "Some years ago 1 bought a .watch on . the Installment plan and when It ; was . paid -for ] thought the Idea was a pretty food one.. ,1 figured to myself that some day I might want/to get married, aad thought it wouldn't be a bad Idea to get the ring on' the same plan." · : "Ton*, inean ;-you-.-got : the ring, and .kept it'In yonr pocket until-the right girl happened along?" Mr. Kenney Inquired; ' . - ' . ' · ' : : : ·'- : "That's Juat it mls(er," tie yontli replied, unabashed. "This Is-the right girl, an'd we've Jnit sot married.'.' the dock and tailed with the men who war* observing her. Her baby brala did not'tai and she appeared to enjoy the long Interview. . The child reada and speaks with o Tocabnlary of about two thonmnd words. She Is large for her age and eats and sleeps well. ; New ld*a In ButUr Making. An emulsor, now being widely Introduced, produces pasteurised milk or cream.. from their component / parts with the aid of centrifugal, force. The machine, which is shown In Popular Mechanics Magazine, Is built somewhat Bke a cream separator. Milk powder, butter and water, which have been mixed and bested In a steam- jacketed vat, are fed at pasteurizing temperature Into the revolving chamber, producing a" perfect emulsion from which all. foreign'matter la ellm-' mated. ' · . . · · - . . ·..'" . ; ' · . ". ' :· . to . - ·)··'· demanded. .; v"If .ybti .ark "Singing!?.':retorted the.other; .-' 'oVmt care aboot his singin". I want (·»-»··"him thrown out." ; H**dy te-Meirt "the" Slrl. · Hen's a young man who Dclieves In tfc* emcieocy of i .p«;parednes :, ·'^ Witt his yonnj wjfe-he appeared rei (cmllT kafore Frank M. Kenney, chief ·ttirk to" local Board No. 7 at Cen- ;itral armory, Cleveland.'O. ; · "' '' : " "When did yoa .tray the ring?" Mr. Kenney asked!' " -.' . · . . .-. : '. ·;: V-;;Th«re. was',some; discrepancy 'bev. tween th answers of: the b'ride and, ta« brldexToam and the clerk pressed "' Llttl* Baby Ptienomenoa. -'"' A two-year-old baby girl hoWs the world's record.In'mental development The Infant prodigy- Is Martha Springer,, twenty^-sli.; montb* ,:old, daughter :,of Mr.;. and Mrs. .John E. Spripger:oit'MoantalriTle», CaL ' Hie child can rend:like an elgbt- year-61d.-:'-;.'!riie father says "the child h'as a normarmlDd which simply ha* been dereloped/'by. persistent training: At a Mcent; meeting of college pro- fessors.and erperts' in.pedagogy and psychblofi'-fhe^hlld for forty" minute* read, cironted ;and told the time by Army Pronoun*. Pronouns and their definitions ai ·he army Understands them are quoted n a camp Jonrniil as follows: I--ale rookie;! You--^the sergeant; He-the colonel:. We--the gang;'. They--the Huns;; It--the war: Hls-r-whaf the kaiser will get; Thelrs-r-wnat the Huns win cet-^Outlook. OVER THE TOP FOR THE LAST TIME Hero*. Who Dant Like Worthlp. That kindly, admlrtbg" and enthusiastic Tlsltors to hospitals in the war zone constitute a nuisance and added trial to tho wounded l» the complaint of the-New Torfc Medical Jonmal. The #atlents don't want to be bothered with glorification, still less, wltk the dear, hdpfnt sotils who'.come' to entertain them darlngr She wearisom* honra of conyaleacence. : i"We know ot patiehtu dodJrJhg behind -tents when they saw certain Indies coming to ·amnse them,'""comments the Journal laconically. ' ^' . . . California Sardlnw. '';Commercial Bufletln of Log.Angela »*J» that^tbe California sardine pock for thte yeanvill eiceed^thaVof Maine, which' last Tear'monnted, to 2^00,ObO ca»e». compared with 1^00,000,packed In California: Thls.paper asserti .tint the !flsh .packed In Gnllfornta^are tone »Mdlne«v while 'iUlne-pack» : "» ' ' " ' ; ' " ' ' ' An Italian soldier :who DM gone on hl» last furlougl om ihe Sring line, and 'who. has glv en his «fe BO that democracy might live. He lirttl Just ·tarted rto go OTer tne' top. to attack when hi* life was flicked out by an Austrian ballet : : . Wouldi Save Se» tow New.York .teamship underwriters and-government offlclals have authorized official.tests of a new Invention when. It Is claimed by its designers, -wlll.savtfproperty valued at thousands .of dollars,In the: event of the sinking otTesaelB. It is called a pneumatic -sare and.Is said to float on the water, thongh .of steel constrnctlon. it ls-as ImperTlous to: firb and theft as other safes. The device Is said to weigh three tonis.. As evidence of his faith in the success of tberlnTention the mun who constrncted .It/.win, -Ibcf himself- inside, when the safe is lowered 'overboard. the Invention bears 6nt what Is claimed for It it will be adopted for nseon AmerlcanJocearigoIng vessels. 1 · , · ' · . ' · · - . . . - "Duek-Bo«rtta" to Beat th* Mud. When the allied forces In Flanders ire not battling with the Germans they are trying to ontwlt nature. This is; the; substance; of a report brought ba?k ; from. ttie. flr'ng . llne;,:,by · Maj. Gen.: Chh'rles'Clement, ··p.'S^.A. ', ." - ~iu was a: source voi:coaalderable ,.':·' \ : ' ; '-"if,. ~is%).\$ ?.;-..- ' ;-:.s: ; V.:;:o.. annoyance to the soldiers. So the engineering force of Australia devised what hns become commonly known as the "duck board," but which the Canadians have named the "bath mat," both being terras of derision. ' . ; The board Is made of ft number of sro«!I strips of. wood, 14 to 15 inches In length, which are nailed to stringers placed in front of one another and extending for miles. A step. off-the "duck board" means a,'plunge Into -a sen of 'mnfl . at least.-- three feet in depth.. ] · ' . . - ^ · The "board 1 ? was devised to enable, the Australians tb attack, the Germans more suceessfnliv, arid : lt served to provide a path to victory.--Popular Science Monthly. ' · ; . . ' The Tea* Klsa. At.flrst slie kiauod himjufit for love. . As. deep as a man.moy. thlnlc, But now she kisses him' at eve · To:sue-ir he's liad'a'drink. Emphatically Asserts Worn Out, Lagging Men Cari Quickly Become Vigorous and Full of Ambition 7 A DAY FOR 7 DAYS Don't blame the man: who )s perpai- ually tired; hia blood needs more red corpuscles and his brain and nerves *r* craving: lor food. Given .the right kind of medicine, »ny tirefl-oyt, inactive, laeginK. fellow can quickly be made into a real llv«, onerg-etic and even ambitious Hutu. ' . ' · . . ' " ' · " ' . So says a atudorit of the nervous system trhp advises all men and women who feel worn .out and who find It hard to get up ambition Buoug'h to take a regular job to get a package of Bio-feren at any drug-ffJst This I B the. new discovery that pharmacists are recommending: because it ie not expensive and speedily puts, vigor and ambition into people ·*vbo despaired of ever amounting to anytHnff. in 3ife. People whose nerves have been ·wrecked by too rapid living, too much tobacco or alcohol, ha\-e regained their old-time confldena* affd enera7 In I*** Ihlui two weeks. '.-No matter from what .'cauee y«r nerves went back on you;--no matter how run down, nervous or:"tir*d *nc you ore. get an orjziiml -package o£ BJo-feren at onco. TaKe "two* tablet* a.fter_ each meal and one '.before be4 time--seven » day for seven- day*-then one after each meal. JUl'aJl ax» . . Then if you still lack ambition* It your nerves are not steady^uid yow haven'.t th« oneisy mh»t rsBiiloodei keen-jninded men p«*Bess.~^-our purchase money will b* iladl-r-retarnea. ^ T ° tc -*o Pfcy«le!«a«ii ' There" is no secret about the formula oCRIb-feren it is printed on every package Hers- it Is: Lecithin; CwSum- Olycero- phosphate; Iron Peptonatdi-' Manra- nese Peptonate: Ert. Nui-Vomlia; Pow.derea , Ge.nUan; PhsnolBlithalein: Olonresin :ca.p«icum; Kola..- .' - Can Also Haul Live Stock 613 TrirStste 542-Z. P.B.KESSLER. Pleasing Hubby. Butcher--What cut. madam? She-7One : from *the lower part of the .animal,'please Hubby sais most of your-'cuts are-too hlgbvrT- Qassified Advertisements ic a Word.

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