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A Turkish force of 10,000 men has
surrendered to the British In Pales
tine, according to an official announce
ment made In London Monday.
A movement has heen organized to
bring about closer relations between
Chile and the United States. This
movement Is meeting with notable
The German official communication
of Monday evening admits withdrawals
In Flanders by the Germans east of
Dlxmude and other places In Belgian
Flanders, including the Wytschaete
General March announces that allied
and American forces operating south
of Archangel have been placed under
command of General Poole, of the Brit
ish army. The American units are
commanded by Colonel Stewart.
Fighting is going on in Cambral.
The northeastern, western and south
western suburbB have been captured
and the town probably will be cleared
up shortly. British troops have cross
ed the Scheldt canal and captured
Crevecoeur, south of Cambral.
Emperor William visited Kiel on
September 25, according to the Lokal
Anzetger of Berlin and witnessed ma
neuvers In which submarines attacked
a supposed convoy. He arrived at the
German base early In- the morning
with his brother, Prince Henry and
Since the first "gasless" Sundays 10
cargo boats carrying 500,000 barrels of
gasoline, which otherwise could not
have been shipped, have been sent to
France, declared Mark L. Requa, di
rector of the oil division of the United
States Fuel administration in an ad
dress in New York Sunday night.
Four thousand gallons of beer, wine,
cider and whisky, seized since Utah
went into the prohibition column 14
months ago, gurgled from barrels and
bottles in front of the city hall at
Salt Lake City Sunday and ran down
the city's deep gutter like a fair-sized
torrent. The liquor destroyed by the
police waB valued at about J40.000.
Vaccination with a recently discov
ered serum, which from tests just com
pleted at several army camps has been
found to be an almost posLlve means
to prevent contraction of pneumonia,
will be used to combat the epidemic of
Spanish influenza, which in the week
ending Saturday had made Its appear
ance in every state, and in all but a
few army camps, causing many deaths.
Use of the vaccine will be widely ex
tended. The drawing of order numbers for
the 13,000,000 draft registrants en
rolled September 12 was started Mon
dny by President Wilson. Blindfolded,
the president groped Into the great
glass lottery bowl and drew out one
of the 17,000 capsules. It contalnod a
slip numbering 322, thus giving to
men holding that serial number first
place In their respective classes after
registrants already classified under
A Btate of war exists between Brazil
nnd AiiBtrla, though so far there has
been no formal declaration.
The first subscription In Baltimore
to the fourth liberty loan came Thurs
day. It was for 1,00,000 and was fol
lowed by another one for $75,000.
The village of Seleucy, Immediately
west of St Quentln, has been taken
by the British, aoooYdlng to Field Mar
shal Haig's communication Issued on
Enlisted men of the navy at Bremer
ton, WaBh., In an order issued Thurs
day, were prohibited from riding In
motor boats, automobiles or on motor
cycles on Sunday.
Announcement was made In New
York Thursday night that $1,200,000
worth of raw furs. have been sold In
the first two days on the fall auction.
High prices prevailed.
More than $2,000,000, the self Im
posed quota of the Homestead workers
of the Carnegie Steel company, Pitts
burg, for the fourth liberty loan, was
subscribed by the 12,200 employes of
the plant In 41 hours, according to an
announcement made by company offl
Surrender of Balkan Nation Is
Most Complete. .
ALLIES CONTROL ALL
Chancellor Bonar Law Points Out End
ing of Kaiser'i Mittel Europa
Dream Big Event! Coming.
London. The signing of a conven
tion bringing hostilities between the
entente allies and Bulgaria to a close
at noon, September 30, was announced
by Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of
tlio exchequer at a meeting in the
Guildhall. The meeting marked the
opening of the autumn war savings
The armistice concluded with Bul
garia by the entente allies is a purely
military convention and contains no
provisions of a political character.
Bulgaria agrees to evacuate all the
territory she now occupies In Greece
and Serbia, to demobilize her army
Immediately and surrender all means
of transport to the allies.
Bulgaria will also surrender her
boats and control of navigation on the
Danube and concede to the allies free
passage through Bulgaria for the de
velopment of military operations.
All Bulgarian arms and ammunition
are to be stored under the control of
the allies, to whom Is conceded the
right to occupy all Important strategic
The Associated Press learns that the
military occupation of Bulgaria will
be entrusted to British, French and
Italian forces and the evacuated por
tions of Greece and Serbia respective
ly to Greek and Serbian troops.
The armistice means a complete mil
itary surrender and Bulgaria ceases to
be a belligerent.
All questions of territorial re-ar
rangements In the Balkans were pur
posely omitted from the convention.
The allies made no stipulation con
cerning King Ferdinand, his position
being considered an Internal matter,
one for the Bulgarians themselves to
The armistice will remain in opera
tion until a final general peace Is con
In discussing the armistice conven
tion Chancellor Bonar Law said that
It meant "that the Germans' dream of
a German middle-eastern empire has
By the terms of the agreement, he
continued, Bulgaria gives up complete
ly the control of railways, the chan
cellor said. Control of the Bulgarian
railways, he pointed out, gives control
Lansing Answers Germany.
Washington, D. C. The American
government, In reply to Germany's
threat to execute American prisoners
of war found In possession of shotguns,
Monday gave notice that If Germany
carries out any Buch threat suitable
reprisals will be taken.
Secretary Lansing said: "In reply to
the German protest the government
of the United States has to say that
the provision of The Hague conven
tion, cited in the protest, does not, In
Its opinion, forbid the use of this kind
"Moreover, In view of the history of
the shotgun as a weapon of warfare,
and In view of the well-known effects
of Its present use, and in the light of
a comparison of It with other weapons
approved In warfare, the Bhotgun now
in use by the American army cannot
be the subject of legitimate or reason
"The government of the United
States notes the threat of the German
government to execute every prisoner
of war found to have in his possession
shotguns or shotgun ammunition.
"Notwithstanding this threat, inas
much as the weapon is lawful and may
be rightfully used, its use will not be
abondoned by the American army.
"Moreover, If the German govern
ment should carry out its threat in a
single instance It will be the right and
duty of the government of the United
States to make such reprisals as will
best protect the American forces, and
notice is hereby given of the Intention
of the government of the United States
to make such reprisals."
Wilson Enter Suffrage Fight
Washington, D. C Although Presi
dent Wilson in a personal address on
Monday to the Senate asked for pas
sage of the woman suffrage federal
amendment resolution as a vital war
measure, the senate again failed to
reach a vote.
Under the weight of the president's
influence, advocates of the resolution
were hopeful of mustering the neces
sary two-thirds majority, but leading
opponents were insistent that there
would be no defection from their
EMPEY, QUESTIONING A GERMAN PRISONER, FINDS HE IS
FROM NEW YORK.
8ynopsls. Fired by the sinking of the Lusitanla, with the loss of
American lives, Arthur Guy Empey, an American living In Jersey City,
goes to England and enlists as a private In the British army. After a
short experience as a recruiting officer In London, he is sent to train
ing quarters In France, where he first hears the sound of big guns and
makes the acquaintance of "cooties." After a brief period of training
Empey's compuny is sent into the front-line trenches, where he takes
his first turn on the fire step while the bullets whiz overhead. Empey
learns, as comrade falls, that death lurks always In the trenches.
Chaplain distinguishes himself by rescuing wounded men under hot
Are. With pick and shovel Empey has experience as a trench digger
In No Man's Land. Exciting experience on listening post detail. Ex
citing work on observation post duty. Back la rest billet! Empey
writes and stagci a successful play.
CHAPTER XIX Continued.
At one point of the line where the
trenches were very close, a stake was
driven Into the ground midway be
tween the hostile lines. At night when
it was his turn, Tommy would crawl
to this stake nnd attach some London
papers to It, while at the foot he would
place tins of bully beef, fags, sweets,
and other delicacies that he had re
ceived from Blighty In the ever looked
for parcel. Later on Fritz would come
out and get these luxuries.
The next night Tommy would go out
to see what Fritz put Into his stocking.
The donation generally consisted of a
paper from Berlin, telling who was
winning the war, some tinned snusnges,
cigars, and occasionally a little beer,
but a funny thing, Tommy never re
turned with the beer unless It was In
side of him. His platoon got a whiff of
his breath one night and the offending
Tommy lost his job.
One night a young English sergeant
crawled to the stake and us he tried to
detach the German paper a bomb ex
ploded and mnngled him horribly. Fritz
had set a trap and gained another vic
tim which was only one more black
mark against him In the book of this
war. From that time on diplomatic re
lations were severed.
Returning to Tommy, I think his
spirit is best shown In the questions he
asks. It Is never "who Is going to win"
but always "how long will It take?"
"Chats With Fritz."
We were swimming In money, from
the receipts of our theatrical venture,
and had forgotten all about the war,
when an order came through that our
brigade would again take over their
sector of the line.
The day that these orders were Is
sued, our captain assembled the com
pany and asked for volunteers to go to
the Machine Gun school at St. Omar.
I volunteered and was accepted.
Sixteen men from our brigade left
for the course in machine gunnery.
This course lasted two weeks and we
rejoined our unit and were assigned to
the brigade machine gun company. It
almost broke my heart to leave my
The gun we used was the Vlckers,
Light .303, water cooled.
I was still a member of the Suicide
club, having Jumped from the frying
pan Into the fire. I was assigned to
section 1, gun No. 2, and the first time
"In" took position In the front-line
During the day our gun would be
dismounted on the fire step ready for
Instant use. We shared a dugout with
the Lewis gunners. At "stand to" we
would mount our gun on the parapet
and go on watch beside It until "stand
down" In the morning. Then the gun
would be dismounted and again placed
In readiness on the fire step.
We did eight days In the front-line
trench without anything unusual hnp
pening outside of the ordinary trench
routine. On the night that we were to
"carry out," a bombing raid against the
German lines was pulled off. This raid
ing party consisted of sixty company
men, sixteen bombers, and four Lewis
machine guns with their crews.
The raid took the Boches by surprise
and was a complete success, the party
bringing back twenty-one prisoners.
The Germans must have been awful
ly sore, because they turned loose a
barrage of shrapnel, with a few "Min
nies" and "whizz bangs" Intermixed.
The shells were dropping into our front
line like hailstones.
To get even, we could have left the
prisoner! in the fire trench, In charge
of the men on guard and let them click
Fritz's strafelng but Tommy does not
treat prisoners that way.
Five of thera were brought Into my
dugout and turned over to me so that
they would be safe from the German
In the candlelight, they looked very
much shaken, nerves gone aud chalky
faces, with the exception of one, a
great big fellow. He looked very much
at mm, I liked him from the start
GUNNER, JEMG IN FRANCE
AftfHuft wt upty
I got out the rum Jar and gave each
a nip and passed nround some fags,
the old reliable Woodbines. The other
prisoners looked their gratitude, but
the big fellow said in English, "Thank
you, sir, the rum Is excellent and I ap
preciate It, also your kindness.
He told me his name was Carl
Schmidt, of the Sixty-sixth Bavarian
Light Infantry; that he had lived six
years In New York (knew the city bet
ter than I did), had been to Coney
Island and many of our ball games. He
was a regular fan. I couldn't make him
believe that Hans Wagner wasn't the
best ball player In the world.
From New York he had gone to Lon
don, where he worked aa a waiter In
the Hotel Russell. Just before the war
he went home to Germany to see his
parents, the war came and he was con
scripted. He told me he was very sorry to
hear that London was In ruins from
the Zeppelin raids. I could not con
vince him otherwise, for hadn't he seen
moving pictures In one of the German
cities of St. Paul's cathedral In ruins.
I changed the subject because he
was so stubborn In his belief. It was
my Intention to try and pump him for
Information ns to the methods of the
German snipers, who had been caus
ing us trouble In the last few days.
I broached the subject and he shut
up like a clam. After a few minutes
he very Innocently said :
"German snipers got paid rewards
for killing the English."
I eagerly asked, "What are they?"
He answered :
"For killing or wounding an English
private, the sniper gets one mark. For
Dead Bodies Everywhere.
killing or wounding an English officer
he gets five marks, but If he kills a Red
Cap or English general, the sniper gets
twenty-one days tied to the wheel of a
limber as punishment for his careless
Then he paused, waiting for me to
bite, I suppose.
I bit all right and asked him why the
sniper was punished for killing an
English general. With a smile he re
"Well, you see, if all the English gen'
erals were killed, there would be no
one left to make costly mistakes."
I shut him up, he was getting too
fresh for a prisoner. After a while he
winked at me and I winked back, then
the escort came to take the prisoners
to the rear. I shook hands and wished
him "The best of luck and a safe Jour
ney to Blighty."
I liked that prisoner, he was a fine
fellow, had an Iron Cross, too. I ad
vised htm to keep It out of sight, or
some Tommy would be sending it home
to his girl In Blighty as a souvenir.
One dark and rainy night while on
guard we were looking over the top
from the fire step of our front-line
trench, when we heard a noise Imme
diately In front of our barbed wire.
Ths sentry next to me challenged.
"Halt, who coma there r and brought
hii rifle to the aim. His challenge wa
answered In CiermtiD. A cuptaln In the
next traverse climbed upon the sand
bagged parupct to Investigate a brave
but foolhardy deed "Crack" weut a
bullet and he tumbled back Into the
trench with a hole through his stomach
and died a few minutes later. A lance
corporal In the next platoon was so en
raged at the captain'! death that ne
chucked a Mills bomb in the direction
of the noise with the shouted warning
toui: "Duck your nappers, my lucky
lads." A sharp dynamite report, a flare
In front of as, and then silence.
We Immediately sent up two star
shells, and In their light could see two
dark forms lying on the ground close
to our wire. A sergeant and four
stretcher-bearers went odt In front and
soon returned, carrying two limp
bodies. Down In the dugout, In the
flickering light of three candles, we
saw that they were two German offi
cers, one a captain and the other an
"unterofflzler," a rank one grade higher
than a sergeant general, but below the
grade of lieutenant.
The captaln'i face had been almost
completely torn away by the bomb'i
explosion. The unterofflzler was alive,
breathing with difficulty. In a few min
utes he opened his eyes and blinked in
the glare of the candles.
The pair had evidently been drink
ing heavily, for the alcohol fumes were
sickening and completely pervaded the
dugout. I turned away In disgust.
hating to see a man cross the Great Di
vide full of booze.
One of our officers could speak Ger
man and he questioned the dying man.
In a faint voice, Interrupted by fre
quent hiccoughs, the unterofflzler told
There had been a drinking bout
among the officers In one of the Ger
man dugouts, the main beverage being
champagne. With a drunken leer he
Informed us that champagne was plen
tiful on their side nnd that It did not
cost them anything either. About seven
that night the conversation had turned
to the "contemptible" English, and the
captain had made a wager that he
would hang his cap on the English
barbed wire to show his contempt for
the English sentries. The wager was
accepted. At eight o'clock the captain
and he had crept out into No Man's
Land to carry out this wager.
They had gotten about halfway
across when the drink took effect and
the captain fell asleep. After about
two hours of rain attempts the unter
offlzler had at last succeeded In wak
ing the captain, reminded him of his
bet, and warned him that he would be
the laughing stock of the officers' mess
If he did not accomplish his object, but
the captain was trembilng all over and
insisted on returning to the German
lines. In the darkness they lost their
bearings and crawled toward the Eng
lish trenches. They reached the barbed
wire and were suddenly challenged by
our sentry. Being too drunk to realize
that the challenge was In English, the
captain refused to crawl back. Finally
the unterofflzler convinced his superior
that they were In front of the English
wire. Realising this too late, the cap
tain drew his revolver and with a mut
tered curse fired blindly toward our
trench. His bullet no doubt killed our
Then the bomb came over and there
he was, dying and a good Job too, we
thought. The captain dead? Well, his
men wouldn't weep at the news.
Without giving us any further Infor
mation the unterofflzler died.
We searched the bodies for Identlfl'
cation disks but they had left every
thing behind before starting on their
Next afternoon we burled them In
our little cemetery apart from the
graves of the Tommies. If you ever
go Into that cemetery you will see two
little wooden crosses In the corner of
the cemetery set away from the rest
They read :
R. I. P.
Empey and his machine-gun
company go "over the top" In a
successful but costly attack on
the German trenches. The story
of this thrilling charge is told
In the next installment
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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Gossiping is about the most useless
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charitable It Is to turn a deaf ear to
cruel truths, to honorably keep silent
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In the case the benefit of our doubt
"Small wits talk mnch," Is an old say
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His Duty Done.
The family Is rather demonstrative
when the various members of the
household come and go. The grand
children are expected to embrace every
one at the beginning and at the end
of a visit Fred and Albert were get
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their hasty adleux preparatory to
catching their train home after Christ-;
mas. "Hurry op, Fred," Albert shout
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