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Written by a Prussian Officer
Who Participated in the Pavaj^ffir^H-
fng and Pillaging of Belgium,
G>pr<s* h Ddntt Fm A m
(Continued from Friday.)
ground. I tnrnst tne dagger into my
W e ran down hill till we came to boot and seized the spade.
Va^ennes. The southern section of the were new enemies all around and the
town hud been wrecked by shells and spade came In handy.
Are. Many chimney* were all that was
I struck an enemy between the head
left standing of whole rows of and shoulders. The sharp spade en
houses. Soldiers everywhere collected tered his body and burled Itself half
scraps o f metal which were transport way in. I heard the bones crack under
ed to Germany. The church bells were the force of the blow.
loaded on wagons and sent away. All
Another adversary was nearby and
tlie copper, tin, brass and nickel which
I dropped the spade and seized the
could be found was gathered.
The next mornlug we went Into the
He struck me with his fist and the
trenches. We hud to reach our posi
blood ran from my mouth and nose.
tion before daybreak, for with daylight
We clenched. My dagger was In my
the French kept all the approaches un
der fire. There was not much of a right hand.
Each of us held the other around the
trench In Vauquois. All that could be
seen was a single stone pile. Literally, breast. He was not superior to me in
there was not, In this town, one stone .strength yet he clung to me as tightly
left upon another. The ruins o f this as I did to him.
W e tried to reach each other with
village had changed hands
than fifteen times. When we arrived | our teeth. I still held the dagger but
one-half of Vauquois was In German was unable to strike.
Soon one o f us would have to let go.
hands. The French were In possession
o f the highest points from which they While I was trying my best to find a
could overlook the country for maQy way to kill him there was a terrible
I saw my opponent fall and I my
In default o f a trench we sought
cover behind the stones, for it was Im self felt a terrible pain in the right
possible to dig trenches here, as the ar side o f my lower jaw.
I ran ss quickly as I could to the
tillery leveled everything. The soldiers
concealed themselves behind stone rear and after a search o f several
walls and fired. Artillery o f all cali hours found a dressing station, where
ber covered these ruins. Amid all this i I was bandaged.
My face was so swollen that the doe-
destruction lay an army o f corpses,
j tor could not tell whether or not my
law had been broken.
I was placed on a train for wounded
C H APTE R X V II.
men, bound for Germany, and was
W e were o f the opinion at first that taken to a hospital In Düsseldorf.
I arrived at Düsseldorf August 2S,
this was only a temporary condition,
but after a few days we saw a 1915. My wound was not dangerous
slaughter bbrdering on insanity under and they expected I would be cured In
taken again and again. By night anti 14 days. Vet it required three weeks.
During this time I made up my mind
day it was always the same. Using
Verdun as their base, the French con firmly that I would not murder anv
stantly brought up ne.v masses of more pi ople at the order o f and to
troops. They had marshaled their further the Interests of Hohenzollern
heavy guns from the nearer Verdun ism. that this war would mean the end
of the Hohenzollerns and of Prussian
forts by the use o f field railways.
militarism. I decided to desert to Hol
In the spring o f 1915 both sides be
gan an offensive o f local, hut of an In land.
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German and French artillery bombard
ed Vauquois so that not a square foot
o f land could be found which had not
been torn up by shells. Thousands and
thousands o f shells, large and small,
were hurled into the town for three
days and three nights.
This continued uutll not a single sol
dier was left In the village, for both
French and Germnns had to retire
from this fire from both sides, as it
was absolutely imp ssible to have sur
vived this hefl. The entire hill and ad
joining heights were enveloped In
On the evening o f the third day the
enemy bombnrdmer* abated somewhat
and we were once >inre sent Into the
pile o f debris whir' bad been torn ht
a hundri d thousand shells. It was not
yet dusk, and as the French had also
advanced nn attach developed. They
came Into our lines with strong reserve
units and the wildest kind o f a hand-
to-hand encounter ensued.
Sharp daggers flew from head . to
head, breast to breast. Men stood on
corpses in order to make new corpses.
New enemies continued to arrive,
For each man who was killed three
We also received re-enforcements,
thus permitting the slaughter to con
Each man fought frenzledly, expect
ing Jjls death blow momentarily.
No life was worth a penny. Each
man fought like a beast.
I stumbled and fell upon the stones
and In less time than Is required to re
late It I saw before me a giant French
man with a pioneer’s spade raised to
strike a blow. With llghtnlngllke speed
I dodged and the spade struck a stone.
In the next moment my adversary
had a dagger plunged to the hilt In hla
H e went down with a terrible cry
and crumpled up In agony on tha
T prevailed upon ill - no; purl:les to
grapt me an eigbt-dav fm ougli to visit
my home and I *ook advantage of this
to e ro «« the Dutch border. I eft my
bonm tindei a pretence of Intending to
vts't relatives, wearing civilian cloth*
big. I 'bought a railroad ticket to Kal-
h nkirolien. a medium-sized town near
be Dutch border. During my trip to
Kahlenklrcbeu I had plenty of time to
review all that bad happened.
How different everything was after
the first yea r of the w ar! My home
town, nncp h lively country settlement,
was now as calm as a graveyard. In
lids town, which had h population be
fore rhp war o f 3.non souls more than
40 bad been killed ami many other*
crippled. Food was very bigg with lit
tle to be had.
There was no entlui Iasi for the war
manifest anywhere. The people were
It was the same In other cities. The
longing for peace was universal yet no
[ 0ne talked o f peace or expressed the
j (je!<|rp for ip
One word spoken, which displeased
the autocratic government, merited the
i severest punishment. That is how It Is
to be explained that the German peo-
pie cannot force the Hohenzollerns Into
peace because the government, with
assistance o f the military, smothered
every expression o f peace with blood,
even at that early date.
The present Prussian government
will slaughter any German citizen to
further ita own Interests In the same
way that It attacked the Innocent pop
ulation o f Belgium without regard.
With a clean conscience and clean
“ Gott strafe England. Er tat strafe
Going through the streets this was
beard right and left as a comment and
T o me. fresh from the fro n t this
aina ot greeting was unknown.
on Into the alizarine delphlnol facto-
Presently I learned the reason o f
* ides, where acid dyestuff fo r wool and
this modern form o f salutation. The
silk, with extraordinary properties in
hatred within the German nation was
bright shades o f fast blues, are now
not so great toward Francs and Bus*
produced and sold under distinctive
brands B and E E, and pass through
"The people quietly accepted the enor-
mountains o f crude chemicals.
mous sacrifices which the war demand
This leads to the last point— the re
ed from them In course o f time.
But the government, which evea Build Industry to Relieve Depend search and chemical laboratory.
has a hundred chemists and more and
then, foresaw the unfavorable course
ence on Germany.
has made a great hegtnnlng In guaran
the war was taking, conceived the Idea
teeing the cheap production o f “ Inter
of setting England up as the arch
enemy which Intended to destroy Ger-
Aged Woman’s W ar Garden.
The German war machine made nee
Mrs. Marie Crawford, age elght/-
o f the blockade which England drew
around Germany to such an extent, Plant Springs From Little Factory to , four, o f Kokomo, Ind., Is cultivating
a war garden—and that means she Is
playing upon child murder, so-called,
One of Big Proportions— Master doing the work herself.
that the people developed an ever-in
Problem o f Cheap Production o f “ In by spading up the onion beds, and, in
creasing hatred toward Englund.
termediate” Products, Which I* Key I explaining I t said that It was t o
The French language was no longer
to Profitable Production of D ye*— special feat of strength.
“ I am u >t
spoken anywhere. A large part o f the
stiff with age yet,” she says.. “ I walk
German people formerly used tha
Results Savor o f Magic.
a mile every fa ir Sunday to chnrch.”
French word “ adieu,” as a farewell ex
pression but that was stopped. Care
In a secluded Yorkshire valley is be Mrs. Crawford Is very proud o f her
had to be taken In the use o f this word ing fought one o f the grimmest and war garden, and considers It her pa
to avoid arrest on a charge o f high most far-reaching battles o f the war. triotic duty to help Increase the coun
H er husband was
It is the preliminary bombardment of try's food supply.
I thought about these things as I the great commercial war a fter the a soldier in the Civil war.
neared my temporary destination. I war. For here are situated the works
was sufficiently acquainted with the o f the British Dyes company, which Is
LONDON SAUSAGE SOLD OUT
border so that when I arrived In Kal-
struggling with Germany for one of
denklrchen I was able to reach It with
the most vital Industries o f the mod State Factory Output Checked by Lack
out asking any questions. The spot
ern commercial world, that o f the dye.
which I had selected for crossing lay
The state sausage factory Is boom
The works o f the British Dyes under
In a forest. A fte r a march o f two
taking are typical o f the evolution of ing, the entire product at present finds
hours I arrived near the border. It
the new Industry and the new idea. Its way to the east end o f London, hut
was soon dark and I decided to remain
Sprawling the length o f a scarred and at present the factory is able to supply
In the woods over night.
smokestacked Yorkshire valley, the but part o f the demand for Its prod
The next mornlug at daylight I ven
sheds, boiler plants and serried rows ucts.
tured on and without being seen by tho
A t the ministry o f food It Is denied
o f retorts occupy acre after acre of
guards I crossed into Dutch territory.
that other factories w ill he opeued
With a sigh o f relief I arrived at the
tiny cobbled street, a little factory that shortly. Lack of raw material Is given
next town, Ven' , in Holland.
as the reason.
Everywhere I was received In ■ struggled fo r years against swelling
friendly manner. I observed that th#
The trouble the Austrian drive is
Dutch people hated the German people J tner side and behind It a phalanx of
j raw red brick buildings.
Stretching having in getting anywhere would
as much as I did.
A fter passing several months In 1 fa r along the valley, absorbing green indicate one of two things: Hither
Holland, where tens of thousands more | fields and coppices, fed by miles of the Austrians are trying lo conduct
German deserters lived, I made up my light railway and drained by 13 miles (lie drive themselves, or else they
mind to move farther away than that o f sewers, are the great new sheds.
have borrowed the German crown
Many years ago an English chemist
from Germany for the arms o f the Ger
prince to lead il.
man government are long and Its spies
are everywhere In most coses con made by submitting coal tar to various
chemical processes. On that discovery WELLS FAMILY HOLDS
Some o f my Dutch friends made me a great Industry responsible today for
acquainted with sailors and these con almost every atom o f color In our
sented to smuggle me to America on . clothes, our books, our pictures and
.(Continued from Page 1.)
their ship. When the ship departed I our household goods bus been built.
was placed In the coal bunkers and at^ Germany was the first to renltze the
Mrs. S u 'M Wells Collins of I In I la *
Every has the distinction of being the old
rived after 14 days In New York, safe value o f such an Invention.
possible inducement was put In the esl member of the family present.
The first thing that struck me on a r way o f intending manufacturers and When questioned she gave her age
riving In the United States was the all German firms engaged In the new
as (tit, Iho the light of youth shone
wide latitude permitted German propa industry were subsidized by the gov
so brightly in her eyes one could
hardly believe her. The youngest
Most o f the German pa pet« pub
British Progress Rapid.
member of the comieifiion present
lished here were body and soijl for the
W hnt took Germany over thirty
kaiser and tried dally to Justify the years to accomplish with laborious re was Otliel Bevins, age (i.
German fight for the German cause.
The relatives present were Mrs.
search cannot o f course be achieved
In this respect the government In by British chemists In a year or two, Sara Wells Collins of Dallas, Mr.
Washington certainly went too far un but surprising and gratifying progress and Mrs. W. I). Collins, Mr. and Mrs.
til It was realized that no concession* has been made. The cheap production W. I.. Wells and children, Roy, Law
could be made to the Prussian govern of the “ Intermediate” products, with rence and Genevieve of Halsey and
ment and that concessions made to out which the finer products cannot
Elbert of Imperial Valley, Mr. and
Washington were nothing but deceitful he made profitably, is guaranteed. Pa
talk, sustained only by action when It tience and perseverance are expected Mrs. (.. p. Wells and sons. Perry and
Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Kston Bevins
served Its Interests of Imperialism.
to win further success.
The promises which the German govs
It Is essentially a key Industry. The and «laughter Olhed, Mr. and Mrs.
ernment made to Washington concern problem the British works attack is F. P. Ground and son, Hay, Mr. and
ing the Lusitania case, the U-boat wars not that o f providing this or that dye Mrs. G. A. W ells and daughters, Al
fare and so forth, were nothing but de or discovering the secret o f one o r ! uia mid Etta, and son, Clifford, of
ceit on the part o f the Berlin govern another obscure German patent, but j Jersey City, Mr. and Mrs. John E.
thut o f establishing an industry which I Wells and daughter, Leona, of Port
It was the desire to preserve peace can stand on Its own bottom and
land, Mr. and Mrs. It. F. Wells, Jr.,
for the American people which Im which is not to he upset by the wfth-
daughters, Marcelline, Joseph
pelled President Wilson, again and i tlrawal on the part o f a foreign com -!
again, not to declare war and If Amer petltor o f any essentinl substance used ine and Mabel of Modesto, Cal’.
Among the friends present wore
ica fights today It has only kept faith in the manufacture.
with its democratic principles and as
In this valley the gospel o f thor Mrs. Nam Flagged Young, sister-in
sisted the world In defensive war oughness hns not been preached In law of II. F. Wells, Sr., Mrs* G. NV.
against the autocracy that Is a constant vain. In building ufter building there Conkey, who has the proud distinc
menace for the world, which prepared goes on a silent, almost automatic, tion of being the first teacher of It.
for this war over several decades.
series o f operations that prepare the F. Wells. Jr., Mrs. I. II Ingram, Mrs.
With the entrance o f America Into raw material and produce the Inter
V. A. Heath, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
the war the backbone of Prussian mili mediates.
McLaughlin, Rev. and Mrs. Wall and
tarism will t o broken. The Hinden-
Results Savor o f Magic.
three children, Mr. amV Mrs. J. K.
httrgs and the Hohenzollerns are
In the laboratories a chemist per Neal of Buena Vista, Misses Fla
doomed. A victory for the allies will
he a victory for democracy and a v l » formed two or three little pieces of Opal Hewed.
tory o f the greatest majority seeking ; magic with colorless liquids from glass
stoppered bottlps, these seething Into
the welfare of '.he human race.
(T H E END.)
magic that one meets In the factories
The K aiser’s Talk lo Hell
j Is less visibly Impressive. There Is a 1
How the Battle Occurred.
(Published by reqimst.)
"So your boy Mike has gone to the sufficiently
smells to be encountered In a walk Hie kaiser called the «Icvil up
through the works, hut a surprising
“ And sure he has that.”
On die telephone one day,
“ They've had a great battle over absence o f color.
The girl at Central listened in
there, I'm hearing.”
To all they hud to sny.
with new-found secrets In acid, basic,
“ It’s the gospel truth.”
“ So you heard about It?”
“ Sure and I did. Didn't Mike tell It or*, all o f which are being marketed “ Hello!” she heard the kaiser's voice
by British Dyes. Through three miles “ Is old man Satan home?
to me on a postal?”
o f works one passed to the Inter Just tell him this is Kaiser Rill,
“ What did he say?”
That wants him on the phone."
“ Sure he said: One day General mediate and auxiliary service plants,
Pershing came out o f his tint and to examine the costly equipment o f the
says, says he. In Mike Brady here?’ oleum and nitric a d d Installations The Devil said “ Hello” to Rill,
and Mike says, 'I am,’ and he says, and ascend among boiling greens;
Anil Bill said, “ How are you?
samples. It seems, o f a thousand differ
aaya he, ‘Let the battle go on 'I”
running here a hell on earth,
ent odors varying from the hot vlte-
So tell me what to do."
gar variety to the scents o f Araby, to
Miss Reta C. Marks of Monmouth see the new dlscotery, chlorenthene
and Chester W. Chambers of Ben hi no, the first o f a series which h is “What can I do?" the Devil said,
“My dear old Kaiser Bill,
ton county were married at Mon- been followed by chlorenthene blue
B D end chlorenthene rellow Dr sr«t If there's a thing that I can do
SECRET Of DYE
MANY CHEMISTS ENGAGED
j month Wednesday.
To help you, i surely will.”
Now my Devil friend please listen.
And I will try (o tell.
The way that I ant running
On earth a modern hell.
“ I have saved for this for many years
And I've started out to kill—
That it will be a modern job,
You leave to Kaiser Bill.
“ My army went thru Belgium
Shooting women and children down
We lore tip all tier country
And blew up all her towns.,
“ My Zepps dropped 1 tombs on cities.
Killing both old and young,
And those the Zeppelins didn't get
Were taken out and hung.
I started out for Paris
With the aid of poisonous gas;
rite Belgians, damn ’em, stopped us
And wouldn’t let us pass.
“ My Submarines are devils;
Why, you should see them fight!
They go sneaking thru (lie seas,
And sink a ship at sight.
“ I was running things to suit me
Till a year or so ago,
When u man named Woodrow W il
Wrote me to go more slow.
“ lie said to me, ‘Dear William,
We do’nt want to make you sore,
So be sure to tell your 1'-boats
To sink our ships no more.’
“ I did not listen to him.
And he’s coming after me
With a million Yankee soldiers
From their homes across die sea.
“ Now, that's why I called v on, Satan,
For I want advice from you;
I knew that you would tell me
Just what Iought to do.”
“ My dear old Kaiser W illiam,
There’s not much for me to tell,
For die Yanks will make ¡1 hotter
Than I can for you in In'll.
“ I have been a mean old devil,
llyt not half as mean as you,
And Ihe minute dud you get here
I will give my job to you.
"I'll he ready for your coming.
And I'll keep the fires idl bright,
And I'll have your room idl ready
When the Yanks begin to fight.
"For the Yankee hoys will get you,
I have nothing more to tell;
Hang up tin' phone and get > ju r hat
And meet me here in hell."
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