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WWB BTJ1.LKTIW, HRND 0UWO!f, THURSDAY, ATjaUfiT M, 11H
or a jQrmea
l Written by a Prussian Officer -r
( Who Participated in the Ravafw
$ig and Pillaging of Belgium,
Four of ns had formed a close
friendship. We hud promised to keep
together nnd help on another In
very danger. 80 we often visited the
homes of citizens together and did our
best to quiet the harnMcd people we
met and talk them out of fear of our
forces. Without exception we found
these people friendly and quick to feel
cenfldeace In us when they learned
thst wt really were their friends. If
we wroteon their doors with chalk,
"Hera live good, honest people, please
par them," their gratitude knew no
bounds. If so much bad blood existed
and If so many things which led to the
military execution of Innumerable Bel
gians. It was because of the mistrust
systematically nourished on the part
f the German officers.
That night we marched on nfter be
ing joined by a 21-centimeter mortar
battery of the foot artillery regiment
No. 0 recently arrived. Not only were
we to act as an auxiliary for this bat
tery, but we were also expected to help
bring thts Immense cannon Into ac
tion. These guns were In two sections,
each transported on a wagon pulled
by alx horses. These horses, the only
ones used by foot artillery, aro sup
posed to be the finest and most power
ful la the German army.
Yet these animals were seldom up
to expectations, so that It was a com
mon thing to detail from 70 to 80 men
to assist In transporting these mor
tars, and long, heavy ropes were car
ried for this purpose. This happened
most frequently whenever the guns
bad to be taken off a highway and
brought Into n firing position.
Soon we arrived at tho city of Bcr
Crix. We found many houses at the
right and left of us burning brightly.
They had been set aflre. we learned,
becauso persons In them had fired on
passing soldiers. In front of one of
these bouses was a half-burned man
and woman with their fifteen or sixteen-year-old
son. All were covered
with straw. A little way farther on,
three more civilians were lying dead
In the same street.
As we were marching we suddenly
received an order to surround a certain
bouse at the left of us. Our captain
declared that a shot fired from that
bouse had killed a soldier. None of
bs had heard anything, however. The
bouse from which the shot was alleged
to have been fired was soon surround
ed and hand grenades thrown Into It
through the windows. In a minute all
the rooms were aflame. The air pres
sure from the exploding grenades was
so great that doors In the bouse flew
from their hinges and the walls of sev
eral rooms were crushed.
Almost at the same time five civil
fans ran fhto the streets with raised
bands. They were seized at once and
led before the officers, who constituted
themselves Immediately Into a court
martial. Ten minutes later sentence
bad been executed, and five men lay
on the, ground with eyes bandaged,
riddled with bullets.
In each case six of our men were
always called upon to execute one
man's sentence. I am sorry to say
that I was one of the thirty called
upon at tills occasion. The condemned
man who It was our duty to shoot was
about forty years old, tall and straight.
Ho never blinked as the bandage was
put on. He was led to the garden of
the house near by and bis back placed
to tho house. After our captain suld
to us that It was our duty to aim true
and end the tragedy quickly, we took
our positions six paces In front of the
condemned man. The sergeant com
mandlng us previously gave us Instruc
tions that we were to shoot the con
demned men through the breast.
Now we formed Into two rows, one
behind the other. Tho order sounded
to load and aim and we each put five
Ono cont a word Is all a llttlo Want
Ad will cost you.
We will give
we adhere strictly to all
Food Administration Rules
Baker9 s Grocery
Riddled With Bullets.
cartridges Into our rifles. "Prepare to
Are" the men in the first row knelt
down and the second row took their
places. Our guns were now held so
that the barrels were forward and
the butts were hip high. "Aim" and
slowly we aimed, holding our guns
tightly with the butts against our
shoulders and our fingers on tho trig
gers. The sergeant paused a half minute
and then ordered us to fire. I do not
know to this day whether our victim
died at once, nor was there ever an
opportunity to learn how many of the
six bullets found their mark. All day
I went around like a man In a trance,
reproaching myself bitterly for havlag
acted tho part of executioner. For a
long time I could not bear to speak
about It to my comrades, for I felt
guilty, and yet what could we soldiers
do other than execute the orders given
In tho evening we went Into camp
In an open field, pitching tents, and the
next day continued our march.
The country through which we
passed was uninteresting and offered
nothing In the way of variety. The
few tiny villages through which we
passed bad all been abandoned, and
the poor-looking bouses mrtly de
stroyed. Long trains of fugitives
passed us continually. These people
were as a rule thone who had escaped
when the French army retreated and
were returning now to find their
homes destroyed by the rough hand of
After a long march. Interrupted only
by halts and short bivouacs, we ap
proached the large Helglan-Frcoch bor
der town of Sugny, located on the Bel
gian side of the border. It was about
noon, and as the thunder of cannon
constantly grew stronger, which Indi
cated that a new battle was develop
ing, we hoped to bo able to remain In
the town overnight. About one o'clock
we entered and were billeted In a big
barn. Most of the soldiers refused to
eat from the field kitchens, and requi
sitioned eggs, chickens, geese and
young pigs. Soon everybody was
cooking. I am sorry to say that most
of those who foragedihnd refused to
pay for what they hrfif taken.
Several soldiers now arrived with
barrels of wine and also many bottles,
which were Instantly opened and emp
tied. The obvious resulted, and soon
many noncommissioned officers and
men were helplessly drunk. The owner
of our barn had possessed three Inrge
bogs. One of the drunken noncom
missioned officers tried to kill one of
these hogs with a dull pocket knife.
Ho had tortured the poor beust almost
to death when the animal was merci
fully killed by a bullet. A few min
utes afterward tho officer went to
sleep. This was only an example and
not the worst, for the Inhabitants of
you value for
SMn I sssssWriisSr'
'(lib UJwn had lo nTTuro much Troln
our men who had become drunk. There
were open and secret robberies f
gardens, stables and houses here and
110 restrictions wlmtover were put on
tho soldiers. Thero was no Improve
ment In their genera! conduct, doMlto
tunny complaints. One family report
ed that tho French had treated them
very well, but that our highly trained
soldiers plundered nnd stole. It was
therefore not surprising that the pop
ulation suffered want nnd hunger. I
often shared my bread with these suf
fering people. With two coinrndcs,
one day, I gave my portion of meat,
vegetables nnd preserves nnd also a
bag of onions to n woman with eight
children. Because the Iron wns mim
ing In our blood, we three were sen
tenced to extra watch duty for a week
for the offense of displaying a lore of
Our leader. Lieutenant of Itesorvo
Elm.. declared that such a thing as pity
was Insanity. Ho said If the woman
had eight children that was her busi
ness. Then he concluded by saying
with great emphasis: "In war every
body looks out for theiuselves, oen
If everything around him perishes."
Another soldier was sentenced to
servo 14 days nt hard labor. He wn
bringing bread to n hungry family and
had six smnll tnavei In his nrms. which
ho had gathered from among the sol
diers. The same lieutenant met him.
accompanied by several noncommlH
sloned officers. To tho question as to
where he was going, ho replied that he
was on his way to assist a poor family
which had actnally suffered hunger.
The lieutenant nt onco ordered him to
return the bread to his ctinpnny. Then
he raged and raged at tho soldier, call
ing him fool, Idiot, Hottentot, etc. But
the soldier nevertheless did not obey
and when tho lleutennnt thundered a
second command to hnlt, tho toldler
turned around and threw tho bread
before the lieutenant's feet. Then he
snld quietly, "I do not wish anybody
any harm, but If you and your auto
cratic family, and tho whole German
nation had to endure whnt the poor
Belgians are obliged to suffer. It would
be a bitter but Just lesson."
This man was sentenced to serve H
days for talking back to his superior
officer. It surprised us all that he was
let off so easily.
But bitterness In the rnnks grew,
and at last the many hard punishments
that were pronounced created so much
feeling that the soldiers refused to tie
any of their comrades.
We left Sugny the next morning nnd
one hour later crossed the Franco-Belgian
bonier. Hero agalu we we're or
dered to give three cheers as we did
when our troops first crossed Germauy
into Belgium. At noon wo arrived at
Vlvlcr-Au-Court. We remained In the
village until evening nnd were per
mitted to go about without restric
tions. In the afternoon nine men of
my company wero arrested for assault
ing a woman but were soon released.
At this time thero was a great scar
city of tobacco among our soldiers and
I knew that a mark or more was paid
for a cigarette whenever one was of
fered for sale. Hero, In Vhler-Au-Court
thero was but one government
tobacco stall. I have seen how men
wero forced by noncommissioned offi
cers at the point of guns to give up
their entire supply of tobacco for
worthless requisition papers. These
"gentlemen" later sold their tobacco
at half a, mark for small packets.
Toward evening wo marched off and
brought the howitzers to a new posi
tion, from where the enemy's defenses
on the Mease could be bombarded.
After a short march we enconntered
and fought a French army northeast
of Donchery. Only the enemy's rear
guard was on our aldo of the Meuse.
To It was given the duty of covering
the crossing of the mntn body of the
French armies over the Meuse, which
was done near Donchery.
The few bridges left standing were
not sufficient for the enemy to cross
as speedily ns he should have. As a
result thero developed In Donchery a
tcrrlhlo fight. The French made an
enormous effort. There was a tvrrlble
slaughter as mnn fought against tnnn.
It wus ono of the most fearful battles
I have ever witnessed. No onu knew
afterwards how muny he had killed.
Sometimes stronger men, then weaker
ones attacked. The glare from burn
lng houses turned Into red the whites
of the fighters' -yes and revealed men
battling ono another frothing at tho
Without any headgear, unkempt
hair, uniforms open or mostly torn,
It was bayonettlng, hitting, scratching
and plunging like wild beasts for life
or death. Everybody fought for his
life. There was no quarter. Only
moaning nnd gasping could bo heard.
Each man thought only of his own
life, of death or tils home. Old memo
ries raced through tho mind, pursuing
ono another feverishly nnd yet men
grew wilder, for they now battled a
now enemy exhaustion.
But thero could not yet be any let
up. Again and again thero Is nothing
to do hut strike, stab, bite, fighting
without guns or other weonnns nxrent
.those provided by nature for llfo or
Tho exertion becomes more stinor-
hurnnn. You blto nnd you aro a victor.
But victor only for a second, for tho
next antagonist Is already upon you.
Ho has Just killed one of your com
rades. You suddenly remember that
you still have 11 dagger. After n hasty
search you find it In Its regulur place.
One, two, three nnd It sinks to tho hilt
In tho breast of your enemy. On, on,
whero there aro now enemies. You
suddenly see your next nntngbnlst bo
fore you. Ho Is after your life. IIo
bites, stabs, scratches, to get you down,
to pierce your heart with his dagger
and again you use yours. Thank God,
ho lies on tho ground ; you nro saved.
But stop; you must havo that dagger
PM Xu Pull It rom the breast of
y&uF tale 'eiTefity. A Trrroaui "oTwnrTa
blood shoots from the open wound In
your face Humau blood, warm hu
man blood. You shudder, terrified
only for a few seconds, for thero Is
another adversary. It Is again neces
sary for you (0 defend yourself. Again
and again tho murder commences
anew. Always, and always again,
through (ho whole night.
At last, toward four o'clock In the
morning, tho French retired ucrosi the
Mouse with tho Germans storming
nfter them. When tho bridge was full
of German soldiers, It was blown up by
the French and hundreds of Germans
found their death In tho Muuso.
(To Bo Continued.)
FARIS WINS HIGH
HONOR AS MARKSMAN
(From Tuesdny'a Dally.)
It. 8. Farls, with tho Marines nt
Ft. Crockott, Texas, has accredited
httnsolf with high honor In tho rllio
practice, being ono of tho throo out
or his company to rocolvo tho badgo
as an export rlflo man. Tula news
was convoyed In a lottor to Mra.
Farls, received by hor this morning.
Mr. Farls stated that tho bnya woro
all desirous of going "ovor" as oon
as posslblo and for that reason many
of thorn, hlinsolf Included, wero re
fusing chances for promotion in act
ing ns Instructors on tho rlflo rnugo
in tho hnpo of being sent over nt an
VISITING IN BEND
(From Tuesday's Dully.)
J. II. Clomnious of Tho Dalles, who
has largo property Intorests In this
section, nrrlved In Bend yesturdny
morning and will remain hero for
several days looking over his affairs.
In company with Mr. Clctnmens wns
uuy soars, wuo is contnmplatlng
purchasing somu of tho Clommens
R. G. GOSNEY WILL
SOON SEE SERVICE
Write to Parents in This City from
Camp Fmuont Telling TI11111 Ho
Expects to I,ouo Shortly.
Mr. and Mrs. H A. Gosnoy havo
recolvod n lottor from their son Glen,
who left Bond May 1 for Camp Fre
mont, California, whero ho has slnco
been stationed. Prlvato Gosnoy
In his letter hns asked his parents to
discontinue writing him until he
sends thorn a new nddrcss, tho com-1
pany having been ordered Into sorv
Ice, tho destination nnd date of om
barkatlon being prohibited by tho
Deschutes County Abstract com
pnny's report of Instruments filed for
record In Deschutes county:
C. P. Nlswonger to Mohph nnd
Maria Nlswongor, quit claim deed,
L. W. Davis to Eleuor Grimes,
warranty docd, $10.
Walter Harrison to Burr Blnck,
warranty deed, S10.
Moses Nlswongor to C. P. Nl
swongor, quit claim doed, 1 100.
W. II. Slants to Geo. P. Hlbbard,
warranty deed, 1 10. '
Andrew Sayo to W. A. Rice, et al,,
warranty docd, $10.
C. W. Hughes to J. 8, Ayrcs, war
ranty deed, $10.
ITNTrWFRQITV P OWmOM Tr.uui ur caid-ey ,
wi w .wj.a , a vz. vsiumwai la Taaca ar ia War
Fully equipped lilternl riilliiroiiiKlHclenlKioilepnrliiiciilH. Spertnl '
(ruining in loiiuiierre, .loiiriuiliNiti, Architecture. I,nw. Mcdlcluu
Trarlilnf. Library Work, Mtinlr.llniiarliolil
Military l'wi la rhar.a Aarlra ad iirlllah uUbrra. Drill. Utlitm a4 II.M wrlt
II bpf"4alr, barl an riparian? lu prf !
tit. im rrtuannuM iw UMiaiiiiMt,
ihiiwhi llll-.r- library si pici.ihmi ).
lJa !! Uwr.l, niKH npporlaallr lar warklat 'a ttty,
j Wrlla llr.lalrar, I!..h, Oi,.. Ir UU.IralaJ koolltl.
For the Summer Season
when picnics, nuto trips and camping
parlies are in order, remember that
Is just as fragrant when made in the open air as in
your own home- it's the Je luxe coffee for the
summer home or vacation camp,
All grocers oll It 40c lb.
HOLIHICH IIOYH WIHTK TO 11NNI)
CONTIttllUTOH THANKING HIM
roil tiii: bulletin tobacco
H.MOKKH NOT PltOCUUAMLK.
(From Saturday's Dally,)
Cirds from throo of tho hoys
"ovor thoru" hnvn boon recolvod by
T, McCaiiu of this city, ono or tho
contributors to Tho Bulletin tobacco
fund. Horn mint Hhadd, who recolvod
his package on July 12, writes:
"Havo today received packago of to
bacco containing your address on u
card, Ha contents wero greatly en
joyed, as tobacco cannot bo pur
chased at any price In this country,
nnd a puff of stuoko from tho old
homo town now and then Is greatly
enjoyed." l'rlvato Bosch, who also
received his tobacco kit on July 12,
coufinea himself to thu single, sun
teuco: "Many thanks," which per
haps In tho end convoys na Kroat u
moaning as a tnoro lengthy message,
Onu ot Mr. McCanu's packages roll
to a former Oregon boy, as evidenced
by thu following, which was written
on tluv card returned: "Your gift
smokes recolvod and greatly appre
ciated. Am from Oregon myself, my
homo being In Portland, but sorry to
say I havo never been In Bund, but
am nwaru that It Is on tho map,"
This card Is signed by l'rlvato K. D.
Joy of Company A, First United
Fruits Without Hugur.
1. Heo that all equipment Is ready
2. Teat Jars nnd rubbers.
3. Select only fresh, firm, sound
4. Prepare by cleaning, sorting,
stemming, seeding, paring and cor
ing. 5. Scald or blanch poaches, apri
cots, figs and plums 0110 to two min
utes in boiling water or steam.
C. Dip quickly Into cold water.
(Omit stops C and C for all fruits
7. Pack at onco In hot, clean glass
Jars or other containers.
8. Pour over tho fruit tho boiling
9. Wipe around top of Jar care
fully with clean cloth.
10. PJaco scalded rubber and cap
11. Partially tighten tops; seal
tin cans completely.
12. Hterlllzo for tho length or
tlmu glvon below, according to tho
particular typo or outfit used:
Hot water bath, 30 minutes.
Water seal, 211 degrees, 20 min
utes. Flvo pounds steam prcssuro, 12
13. Ilomovo Jars from cannor,
14, Invert to test Joints for pin
15. Cool as quickly as possible
10. Label, wrap and store for win
Uso for plo fillings, puddings, Ices,
sauces, salads und In thu tnnkln-g of
Aria. PlixalrnlTraliiliisJ Flu Aria. .
war. Cwaaal.U mflim ! ittmt l,, ItUl,
iiiiUMI ovraal II. 1). T, I.
irurmllarl.a lar mtn aaJ waaiaa.
This Man Able to
Work Now First
Time in Two Years
Hays TihiIiio Onto Him Hlg'st Hlir-
prlno of Ills Life OnlilN
UO Po N.
"Well, I havo Just IIiiIsIiimI my
third bottlo or Taiilao, and do you
know I had tho surprlso or my llfu
tho other day when 1 gut oil tho
scales and round I had actually
gained twenty pounds already," said
W, H lluklll, a well known carpenter
living at 7308 Park Avo Tacimia,
"I hadn't huoii able to hit a lick
or work In two yearn, until now," ho
continued. "My npputltn wont wjunro
back on mo, nnd what llttlo I did
manage to oat soured on my stomauli,
causing giirt and liitmiHo mirroring.
My kidneys bothered mo Hoiiiiitlilui;
awful and my back pained 1110 so bail
It was torturo for 1110 to havo It
rubbed, I was so imrvous and miser
nblo during those two years that I
never know what a good night's sleep;
was, and (or seven month or thai
tlmo I was fiat 011 my back, hardly
ablo to movo. I, of course, wait
under troatiiiuut, spout sotuo limp In
tho hospital, and took all kinds of
medicines, but with It all I kept yet
"I kept dropping olf In weight tin
til I lost forty-seven pounds, and wan
almost a living skeleton, Whon I
left tho hospital and decided to seo
what Tanlac would do tor mo, I
weighed only uluety-ltvo pounds.
Hut Tanlac has certainly mndo n
wonderful chaugo lu 1110. I sleep
fine, and really It's tho first time In
two yoars 1 hnvn been ablo lo sleep
tho night through. My back and kid
neys don't bother mo any tnoro, and
my stomach Is lu such a good condi
tion that I can eat Just anything I
want without suffering a parltclo
afterward. Tho way I am gutting
back my lost weight Is autodialling.
As I said, I havo already gained
twenty pounds, and I nm still gain
ing. Not only that, I feel bettor
than I havo In years, and I am going
bark to my work as I teel stroivg ami
well In every way, nnd I Just can't
prnlso Tanlae enough tor what It ban
done ror mo."
Tanlac Is sold In Hand by tho Owl
Pharmacy, and lu Mister by (loo,
NEW FIRM PURCHASES
SECOND HAND STORE
(From Tuesday's Dally.)
O. W. Cook, (or tho past aoveral
years a resident or tho Mllllran val
ley, and Frank Htanlako or California
havo purchased tho sitcom! hand busi
ness formerly operated by O, C.
Ilrlggs on lloud street. Tho firm will
bo operated lu tho futuro under thu
natno ot Cook ft Htanlako.
It's In tho Air.
Windblown pollen, carrying tho
germs thst cause hay rover. Is abroad
In tho land. Ono remedy Is known
to give roller and comfort from chok
ing, gasping asthma and tormenting
hay fever. Foley's Honey and Tar
spreads a healing coating on Inflamed
membranes, slops coughs nnd colds.
Hold ovorywhoro. Adv.
While You ShopjWe
Bring in the wash
when you come to
town in an hour
and a half it's done
Jlny Kind of FlntthcWork
YOU KNOW OF
Any New Huilding
Social Function! .
A Heal Ettale Triniacllon
An)llitng lliat it of Interril
Pliono it lo
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