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LEX JfBWS SEKVICS-
FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 10.
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1919.
PRICE TWO CTS
ON MAINS AND NEWB
8TA3S FIVB CENTO
Senate Doesn't Believe
Declares That Oregon Boys
Are Kind That Would Put
i - DownBolsheyism.
Skeptical as to ths reality of the re
ported urgent need for a lurge sua of
money to take care of the returning
oldiera who are- stranded iu Portland,
- without money, jobs or friends, the sen
ate ways and means committee forced ii
. cut from $250,000 to 100,000 In the sin
. of the emergency appropriation which
was rushed through the legislature yes
terday at earnest solicitation of May
or George L. isa&ei. e-nd other members
of a Portland delegation.
v Without any effort the bill was rush
ed through the house and reached the
seiiato shortly before noon, when it w
referred to the special committee on re
construction, which made a favors bio
report. Then it went to the ways and
juoans committee, with instructions c
wnko a report on it within 15 minutes.
. The 15 minutes lengthened into tl
before the committee agreed to report
Sfoivorably on an appropriation of tlOSy
OLW. If it h not been for the insis
tent urging of Mayor Baker, the eom
snittee would have put the bill ovor un
til next Monday and. taken the time in
between to make an Investigation into
Only one Dissent.
When the bill was returned to the
senate, as amended, it was passed with
only one dissenting vote, that of Sen
ator Wood of Washington county.
It was then returned to tne aouse,
which accepted the senate amendment;
The bill was quickly enrolled and rush
ed to the governor, who was waiting in
lis office to sign ii. The chief execu
tive immediately announced the mem
bers of the soldiers' and sailors' com
mission for which the bill makes pro
vision. The tuetnbis are W. B. Ayer,
chairman, John F. Burgard, Harry An
derson, James Cranston end Joka II.!
Stevenson, all of Portland. Ayer was
food administrator for the state. Bur- j
firad is an insurance man. Anderson
Is e laborer. ; Cratiston'is an official of
(lie Portland Railway, Light & Power
company. Stevenson is an attorney and
former police judge of Portland.
When the bill was before 'tho senate
ways and moans committee, Mayor B.
k'or stated the conditions which ho said
existed m rori.unu, wnere ne mm u
was necessary to una a piuce it i weep
many auiuii-in iui.il n.gui.. iio u-
gucd that $2.ri0,000 was not a largo sum;h
for meeting tho situntion, but would bo
"If you do not meet the situation,
the fault will rest with the legisla
ture," ho said. "It is not & responsi
bility for the city of Portland to boar.
And it is not child's piny
Expressed Ho Fear. j
Practically all the members of the
committee declared that if they were
to judge by conditions in their coun-
Stabbed Guard And Made Break For Liberty While Be
ing Taken To Jail, Says Dispatch. Rosa Luxemburg
Also Reported Beaten And Drowned In Landwehr
London, Jan. 17. Karl Liebknecht
ud Bona Luxemburg have been killed,
aa official dispatch from Berlin an
The dispatch added that the persons
who committed the murders will be
severely punished. Several arrests have
-' Amstenfam, Ja. 17.--Karl . Lidbk-
. aecht stabbed a guard, and made
treak for liberty whilo Jeir.j taken te
.-jail, 'Berlin- dispatch reported today.
, . The automobile in which the Hpart
Man leader, was en route to jail broke
Inwn. - The eseort proceeded -on -foot.
Iiebknocht- stabbed. one of the guards
.lyrHh a knife he had concealed and ran.
. (Soldiers in the eseort fired at him..
Confirms Death "
Basle, Jan. 17. The Frankfurter Zci
tung officially confirms the death of
I Cad Lidbksecht and Boss, Lsxemburg.
1'he foraier was shot by his en(:ort while
iying te escape; The woman waa beat
n int.,ineBibUity by a mob and
then drowned- is. the landwehr "canal. ".
Rerolotion Revived . . , . .;..
Zurich, Jaa. 17. The Spartacaa re
. rdution h&s been, revived on Urge
hcele in Berlin and several o? the prov
inces, following the death of Karl Lie-dne-cht
and BossT Luiembur, it was re
ported in a dispatch received here te
Uay. ' .
The. government, is expected to take
Violent measures in an effort te sup
ress the new disorders.
Five new-divisioTTs of ' government
troors have arrived in Berlin. The city
Civet) the impression- of being occupied
is imo.it entirely by soldiery.
tice and by their knowledge of . the
boys who. went to war, the situation
eould not be nearly so bad as repre
sented, and they expressed no fear of
bolshovism, which was mentioned many
times. . - - -
"I don't believe the I vho went
to war from Oregon are 1 g- class of
men,", said Senator Patte a ""of Polk
ceuuty. "I don't believe will be
carried away by bolshevism W. W.
ism, but rather they are th ?.d that
will put it down. I think t j?rhen a
soapbox orator beings to p that
doctrine one of our boys will .-ik his
block off. Those sre the kin boys
we sent from Polk county."
Senator Lachmund eonalde - that
$100,000 was ample to meet tie immedi
ate situation and an investigation
would determine if more money rs nec
essary, while Senators Strsyer, Smith,
Jones and uill all opposed the bill un
less the original amount was cut.
The senate passed with unanimous
vote the house resoution directing the
stato highway commission to launch
highway work on force aecount which
will give employment to not less Ihsit
1000 men, and that preference shall l.o
givon to soldiers.
A bill wag introduced 'in the senate
by Orton creating a state police, to
consist of a superintendent at a salary
of $3000 a year, an- assistant st $2400,
and 12 policement nt $1500 a year each.
Tho bill provides for an appropriation
of $60,000 for the poliee, and carries
an cmorgency clause, which would put
it into effect as Boon as passed by both
houses and signed by the governor.
Probacy Be No Radical
tarsree law Changes
There will prdbably 'be no radical
changes in tho insurance laws of the
stato during the present session of the
KMjislature. Ivan G. Martin, chairman
of the committee on insurance, says
that a -number of miner suggestions
have ibeen offered by both the fire in
surance companies as'well as" the fra
ternal societies. . . -
One suggestion that may be prepar
ed in the way of a 'bill by Mr. Martin
wijl iprovide pat charitable institu
tions may bo beneficiaries in fraternal
inaiirunn. in nAAiinn tn ihnaa nlrnntv
,,,roviaoJ foi. y tho aws now in force.
Another law that may be proposed is
iniif the nanranCB pnmm Bs Winer shn
onM, av , cnforeine th0 law
against a division of commissions.
Mr. Martin says that a Tcquest has
been made to the insurance committee
that a law bs submitted- to make it
j lawful for any fraternal society to di-
vide its own members into classes.
'Some fraternal societies are in doubt
a to the authority of a society to di-
viile its members into classes and have
asked that a law be bassed , setting
forth specifically the legal procedure.
By Frank 3. Taylor
(United Presg staff correspondent)
Borlin, Jan, 15. Karl Licbknockt
was still at liberty today following sis
escpe from a trap set by government
troops while he was visitinj his fam
ily. Ilis wife and sons wer-; captured.
(Later dispatches from Berlin offi
cially reported that Liebknecht had
The Spartacans arc becoming more
and more disorganized but are con
ducting guerilla warfare from windows,
roofs, and hiding places in the stieets.
There are occasional - outbreaks in
which rifles, machine guns and hand
grenades are employed, but these are
Innocent Killed '
. Many desperados and ex conviets
have taken advantage of the Spartacan
revolt to conduct a campaign of rob
bing and plundering. . Many persons,
mostly innocent pedestrians, are kill
ed er wounded every day.
' Twelve -persons were reported to
have been killed and forty wounded in
yesterday's outbreak at luseldorf.'
Foreign Minister Brockdorff-Bant-xaa
in his first public statement Jan
uary 10 called upon the German people
to unite, that their peace representa
tive may offer a stable government
the country a contribution t5 . the
league -of nations. -
'We accepted that President Wil
sons fourteen points, including the
Iimpua of HAtionfi. wa baspfl Inr con
struction of the world," said he. . I
" W will stand by it with all our
idealism. We want
nt & final vutnrv far
of the world."
SALEM STILL TO BE CLOSED
Dr. S. C. Seeley of Portland
was in the city this morning
fr a fcriof conference with the
board ef health and physicians
with regard to the influent
situation. 1 developed in course
ef the conference that the
great majority of doctors as
well as leading citizens were ia
favor of keeping the city clos
ed for t least ajiother week.
iDr. Seeley, respecting the opia
ions of the local physicians, has
left the matter there, promis
ing that at some date next
week he would again visit the
city, call a conlference ot teach
rs, ministers, and others, and
block out a campaign of edu
cation preparatory to opening
the eity is the sear future.
LABOR LEADER GIVES
INTERVIEW TO U. P.
Declares Congress At Berne
WSI Decide Between Dem
ocracy And Terrorism.
By Lowell Mellett
(United Press staff correspondent)
Paris, Jan. 16. The war between de
mocracy and terrorism will be largely
decided lab tho 'International Labor
and Socialist Congress in Berne this
month, declared Arthur Henderson,
British labor leader, in an interview
with the United Press today.
Henderson explained this was the
reason the government had tactfully
supported the proposal of British la
bor that German and Russian delegates
be admitted to the congress.
"The last hope in democracies is at
stake," he said. "The issue is democ
racy versus terrorism. Botween the two
the western world cannot long delay
;,." We speak- for organised society in
its most real sense. We are prepared to
stand between civilization and chaos.
Now that the governments are begin
ning to realize thnt fact, there is lit
tle likelihood of them ever roverting
to the idea that we (labor men) aro
to fbe feared."
Henderson said hhe allied laborites
and socialists have drawn up a program
for their principles, the reforms they
desire, etc., which they aro ready now
to present to tho representatives of
the control powers and neutral nations.
Henderson expressed a hope that Am
erica would be represented, but said
ho had received no light on the inten
tions of Samuel Oonrpers, president of
the Amerioiijn Federation of Labor,
and his associates. It is known, how
ever, that Ooropers intends to confer
with British trades union officials, who
appointed delegates to Berne as ,rt
of the labor party's representation.
SEATTLE 10 811
Affects 25,500 Men And Will
Take Place Tuesday ilmoag
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 17. The metal
trad council, representing 22 ship
yard unions toilay served strike notice
on Seattle shipyard owners.
The strike, affecting 2.(,r00 men,
takes place a 10 o'cloc't Tueslay
morning and. may include the entire
northwest shipbuilding indi.siry, ac
cording to union leaders. -
The metal trarlss council onierod the
walkout following a report by a special
committee last night, of refusal of
shipyard heads to accede to demands
for wage increases of 8 a day for me
chanics, $7 for specialists and $1 for
Fifty seven delegates in nt ten dance
voted to strike, and immediately tele
graphed Tacoma, Vancouver, Olympia
and Aberdeen onions, receiving assur
ance from labor there that it was ready
te support the Seattle walkout.
Tacoma to Support Btrike
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 17. "The Ta
coma metal trades council has prom
ised its support to the fteattls metal
trade eouncil in (thoir strikt order, but
this does not necessarily mean an im
mediate ahipyard strike in laeoma,'.
was the statement today of C. K. Bar
rett, secretary of the local council.
"The original demands piesented to
tho Macy board, similar to the pres
ent Seattle demaads will, however, tie,
presented te the ship owner here.
"Conditions in Tacoma are some
what different from those in Seattle.
Under our agreement hern we must
give 15 days notice efore Balling a
A strike here would affect about
8000 men. 'I
IJcutenant O. H. Lindhurp nf - Tarn -
- I J - J n.. .1 , rt
de Guerre by King Albert
BffiiG STAGED CI
PIS li SECRET
Ditks At okke to
. FOR PtMJCITY WEPGHTY
Sir Case Pats Principle Of
Self Dctematioa 0a
Trill At Outset
, , By Lawn Wlett
(United Press staff correspondent)
Paris, Jan. 17. The greatest polit
ical battle bf modern times was being
fought out here todajr in secret. This
9tniggls centered on the Russian situ
ation. Its outcome wis believed to
hinge largely on tho Tosult of the news
paper eorrespondents' fight for public
ity of the poace proceedings.
The general question at stake was
the right of a people to self determi
nation. The specific aucstion was the
applioatiSn of this vital ,p'inciple to
Bussia. This matter was being discuss
od alongside tho problem of onen or
secrot diplomacy. If the correspond
ents win their fight for admission to
the conferences, the nature of tho oth
er big conflict will soon become appar
Somo inkling 'of the situation was
given to America by the United Press
recently, whou ib revealed the fact
that-the peace ttelegates wero divided
as to whether a fair inquiry should be
mado into Russian affairs-, with a view
to offoring cooperation or whether the
conference should $ct on the assump
tion that the isituacma is oxactly iiB has
been painted by hostile propagandists
and that investigation is unnecessary.
Farther Inkling Game
'Further inkling came when, the
French socialist newspaper Humanite
picked out of the air (this is literally
possible In those wiroless days) ho
text of Foreign Minister Piuchon's re
sponse to Great Britain's proposal for
at least partial recognition of the so
viet government, revealing an evident
iffort to use the old .method of sccrrt
diploinaey to dispose of matters as vi
tal as the Russian situation.
It was explained today that the mat
ter of sending an allied commission to
investigate Russian conditions is being
held In abeyance because of the illness
of Colonel House. This is only part of
the reason. The osher part is tho sud
den realization in certain quarters that
such a move would mean at least par
tial recognition of tho present Russian
government. Unloss tho delegates are
ablo to devise somo form of Inquiry
that would eliminate all possibility of
its being construed as any form of
precognition, it is possiMe that no in
vestigation ox Bus-nan problems will
be undertaken until after the full peace
congress votes on it and then only
in case tho advocates of an inquiry
outvote thoir opponents.
Puts Principle to Trial
Russia's ease puts on trial at the
outset of the conferences the principle
of self determination and it is certain
to be a bitter "fight, since It Involves
uhe question of the right sf any na
tion to launch an entirely new form
Of government; in this instance, as in
dustrial democracy. a
A certain royal personage, speaking
to the correspondent, a few days ago,
remarked: "If Russia had taken the
direction of a political democracy,
there would be no que:in .of recog
nizing its government; regardless of al
legations of atrocities and terrorism,
but nobody knows where this indus
trial democracy will lead." He also
remarked that the trouble with the so
viet government is that it Is "doing
too damned well." "
So far as the American delegates; arc
concerned, there are no signs-ef sym
pathy for the soviet regime, but they
ar alive to-the danger-of - the. peas
conference working- in the dark? oa s
vital matter. This is responsible for
their determination to find sons meth
od of throwing" light on the Russian
situation. Bending of a commission at
investigation seems to be favored fey
the Americans at present, though there
is some talk of inviting representBrtvsa
of the Soviets to feme-1 Paris mad
state their -own ease." - '
la the meantime, Colonel Hons is
still ill and the first step toward en
lightening tho world-i-as well as- the
peace delegate themselves, may is
success of the fight to msk's gosd
President Wilson's first poisr.-
MSB. 'GIBBONS EELBASEO.
Los Angeles, al. Jan. 17 Mrsi Gert
rude M. Gibbons, under arrest for mors
ithan a month accused of murdering her
I husband, Frank Gibbons by giving htm
,ioison. will be riven hr freedom todsv.
That was snnouneed br the district'
(attorney's office? after the grand ju -y'
nf whifh five members were wnmcn
m a . . t : .
mm KEIIYOII OF
10VA SUGGESTS PL.N
Believes Cesfereace Of Gov-
ercors CcsH Offer Solu
tisa Of Qses&m.
. By L..C Martin.
(United . Press Staff Correspondent.)
.Washington, Jan. 17. A conference
of governors hers to work out plans
with the department of labor for pat
ting the growing armT ot the' unem
ployed to work at once, was proposed
totday by Senator Kenyon, Iows. -Konyon
and some other members of
eongrcss are alarmed at rapid increase.
of unemployment and the lack of anv
effective government ple-n for provid
ing work, lucre is no lack of ideas in
congress for creating jobs in tho future
but how to supply work now is the
problem worrying legislators.
"I am going to suggest to the de
partment of labor t hat the governors
of the state be urged to attend either
in person or through representatives a
conference with department officials to
work out some means for putting to
work at once more than two hundred
thousand men who, according to my in
formation, are jobless in tho "United
8tatos today," said Kenyon.
Emergency program possible.
'If tho states will begin an cmor
gency program of work at once or as
soou as weather, conditions will permit,
it may bo possible to prevent untold
suffering. ' Most of the state legisla
tures are now in session and could pro
vide necessary authority for emergency
Congress is being urged on every
hand to come to grips wit rne prob
lem, whoch, reports to members snow
is rapidly becoming acute.
In addition to- Kenyon 's suggestions
two other ideas were advanced today.
By Senator Franco,-Maryland :"Movo
workers from industrial centers whero
there is an over-supply of. labor to
places where workers are needed."
By Senntor- Weeks, Massachusetts
"Get busy on foderal emergency vur
on water ways, road building and land
This is, in effoct,'tho plan urged on
congross bv President Wilson. No ac
tion has beon taken on it. .
Expected That Be egates Will
Act Promptly Concerning
By Robert 3. Bender
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Jun. 17. On the evo of for
mal opening of the full peace congress
i it may be stated authoritatively that
todny President Wilson is feeling mort
optimistic regarding the general situa
tion tiian at any time sinee his arrival
in Kurope. When preliminary confer
ences wero resumed today it was expect
I'd the dolegates would take prompt ac
tion on publicity demands formulated
by the committee of newspaper corres
pondents. The ; resident is known to bo
stionjjly appreciative of tho support of
both American and foreign corrosotid
onts of his ideas of "open covenants
of pcaco, openly rrivd at,", end he
believes tho desired publicity will be
achieved. ' " ' ' '
1 hat press delegations of all countries
will attend tomorrow's formal opening
when Presidont Poincare will make a
welcoming address &nd other leaders
will reply, already has been practically
settlco. ' " " '
Units Are Ascrssl To
- Eariy Cearcy Hosic
Washington, Jan.-17. Assignment to
early eenvoy has been made In the ease
of te following organisations:
-One hundred eighty-fourth infantry
brigade (92nd division); 370th infantry
headquarters 2nd and third - battalion
and medical detachment 93rd division;
headquarters detachment and troops
308th sanitary train, 380th motor sup
ply train; 322nd, 823rd and 324th ma
cine battalions; 146th Infantry brigade
headquarters and detachments of offi
cers (all of 83rd division); headquar
ters train, supply eompany and Third
battalion of 367th tnfanlrv (92nd divi
sion); 372nd- infantry, less second b&t
talion. . (93rd division); headquarters
supply eompany, Second batalion and
sanitary detachment, 38Pt nfnntry.
(93rd division.); regimental eadquertnrs
companies,- A, B, and C and medical de-'
taement, 66th engineers; 102nd balloon
company; Fifth trench mortar batteryj
(Fifth division); 107th trench mortar;
batteryj - (32nd division); Eleventh
trench mortar battery (35th division);
112th trench mortar battery (37th divi-
miMt 3inth rmnh - mnrtitr rmttprv!
, ' . . - . a- i . . '
MEXICANS WOULD NOT
CONSENT TO SELLING (
OF LOWER CALIFORNIA
Governor Cantu Of Baja Says His People Resent Agita
tion In United States For Purchase Of Peninsula As
Much As Americans Would Resent It If English Par
liament Should Discuss Buying Any State Of U. S.
(Copyright, 1919, by United Press)
Ban Franoiseo, Jan. 17. The Mexi
can people will never consent to sell
Lower California to the United States.
Governor Bsteban Cantu of Baja
(Lower California) today telegraphed
that statement to the United Pros.
Governor Cantu declared the Mexi
can people resent agitation in the Unit
ed States for the purchase of the pen
insula, much as American people would
resent it If the Knglish parliament
should discuss the purchase uf the stats
Uexico relies upon the "principle
of self determination for all nations,
which the American president has so
nobly voiced." to safeguard Mexican
territory from foreign occupation, Caa-
Eeplled to Telegram
The governor's statement wag made
in reply to a telegram sent him ky
the United Press inform i nix him ti
the people- of the United States .would
appreciate an expression from him re
garding the agitation in the American
congress for the purchase of the penin
sula. ' . ' , :
Resolutions instructing tne president
to begin negotiations for the purchase
GERMANS TELLS STORY
Was In Platoon Of Ten, All
M Two Of mom Were
Kfllcd OrWoanded. :
London, Doc. 23. (By Mail.) Here
is tho story of the first American sol
dior to be taken prisoner by the Ger
mans in tho war, as he told it todny, sit
ting iu a comfy armchair in tho Ameri
can Ked Cross headquarters oa Grosvo
His name is John P. Lcstor of Tut
wator, Miss. Ho was a pla toon messen
ger in tho 16th U. 6. infantry, llo was
captured the morning of Nov. 3, 1917,
in company with 10 other doughboys
all that was loft of a platoon of 16
scut into 0' frout line trench iu tho
Toul sector tho night before to relieve
a platoon of tired poilus. ,
Iloro is the story:
"A German aviator spotted us soon
nfter daylight, and begnn cirulinji over
us, signalling back to Ms artillery. We
lut go at him with our guns, but could
n't hit him. Noxt wo know the Ger
mans pnt down a box bsrrago on all
sides of us, completely cutting our sal
ient off from the rest of tho system,
and 300 field grays came ovor the top.
'Wo blazed away at em until our
ammunition was gone. Five of us wore
killed and all but two wounded. I was
hit three times in the leg. And then
they were npon us.
Told to Move on.
"A German corporal and four men
umpod down into the trench beside mu
and told me to get a move on. I be
lievo I was the first io ue ras. vsey
marched ns aeross No Man's Land s-nd
Into one ot their own front ditches.
'I never will forgot the trip, through
that trench. We had not gone far be
fore eur feet began striking against
bodies of Gorman soldiers, lying there
twisted np on the floor of the tronch.
As ws reached a more active salieat,
the number of corpses increased. I re
member hew our shoes slipped over tho
heads of the dead Germans, how their
bodies yielded slightly under the pres
sure of our weight, how the skin of
their faces was bruised as we tramped
"The' first time our party haltod, I
leaned sgainst the wall of the treneh,
nauseated and exhausted. My leg aa
begnn ts throb terribly; ' -
"But I was brought to my senses la
a minnts or two by a fist-blow on the
face. Ia front of me stood two eGrtnen
oficers. The other one' struck m oa
the back the neek, shouting" in Ger
man (I understood German), "You will
get a whole lot worse than this if yon
can't stand at, attention and salute
when en effieer passes."
'We were then quizzed in a little
dugout just behind the front line trench
each separately of course. Ihe odd
part of it was that although ws had
had ne previous understanding, we all
happened to give exactly the same an
swers as ws found out later in com
'Late, I myselt was present at 300
cither quislings of prisoners. (The Ger-mR-ns
used me as an interpreter.) The
Germans always asked just three ques
tions I hardly remember a single var
iation. First, how many Americans are
there ia Franeef Second, is there any
American artillery? Third, tell
of Lower California have been intra
dused in the senate by Senator Ashurat,
Arinona, and ia the house Iky Repre
sentative Elston, California. Ameriaaa
capital believes Lower California ould
be developed with profit, and eengreas
has been" told that the peninsula 'is
the "Achilles heel" of America, ia
case some oriental power wnhes to in
vade.' - . - .
would not Consent
"The Mexican poepie would nr
consent to sell a portion, of their ter
ritory," Governor Oantu's messaga
states. "Their constitution does not
authorise therefore either the president
nor the congress of the republic, ,
"Their feelings are just as much hurt
when the purchase ef Lower California
is discussed in the Amerieau congress
as the feelings of Americans would
if the (purchase of upper California were
diBcnesed in the English parliament
"They are fully confident, however,
that the principle of self determina
tion for all nations, which the Ameri
can president has nobly voieed,shall
effectually safeguard Mexican terri-
(Continoed on page twe)
you know about the convoying of troops
"That duyw8 all answered that
there .were threo million Americans in
i'runce, but no American trtilltry so
fur as wo knew. Most of us said the
troop ships cuine in convoys of from
20 to 40 ships. ' I told them I had eoine
over on tho Maurotania, unescorted
"Then they, forced us to inarch 30
kilometers to a villugo winch 1 think
it its ilamcckc. It was pretty tough, I
can tell you. You see, all but two ox
us wuro wounded ,and some of tho fel
lows had all they couiu do to bobbin
liloug. Ail the attention we had receiv
ed wus a little first aid in thut dugout.
"1 was in a hospital ui Aamect.e a
mouth. Tltoy fed us on bread aud Ma
"After 1 hud begun to mund they
removed me to tho Giessen prison ctuip.
Then 1 wus taken to Duimstudt and fin
ally to Tucliel, where 1 stayed until the
Made Them Work.
"The first thing they did wus to take
off our shoos aua give us woodeu Slip
pers. Tho next was to tell us to get
"Still all we hud to cat was a litte
black bread and watery soup,
"After four months of hard rnui.imi
lubor we were so weak wo couldn't
"One day a German genera) visited
tho camp ,uccouipanied by a man who
said he wus an American newspaper
man. e refused to believe him st first
thinking it was another Gorman trick
to put us off our guard, lie was con
tinually asking us if we had any mes
sage to send the home folks.
' "Finally one of our crowd culled out,
'If you tell the folk, anything tell them
we never expect to see them cgaiu. lie
ijro long we shail be over thuro in
that graveyard near the eauip where
' (Continued page two) -
Th' yeller that's alius teliin' of "a
little coincidence " never seems t' know
what constitutes a coincidence. Some
times it seems like company loves mis-
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