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tody disappeared trona the streets. 1
’hcMight that siren was the ccream of
cl sludl- iiever having heard one. Dur-
intr ,1 lull after the first bomb I emerg-
'■d fiom the store and reached the post-
'diioe, liiinking it was all over. But it
bad only begun. Another bomb fell,
ti'i.s time very cl.'so and accompanied
oy a rattle, the ratrle of destruction.
A gendarme came running in com
manding that all lights be put out,
*ite, vite!” Theri the anti-aircraft
guns began. The bombs continued min
gling with the reports of the guns, but
Jt Was easy to distinguish them by .
the crasir and rattle which came with
dxplosinns of tlie bombs. The post-
is a three-story brick building
aoit ol'i'ercnl good i 'c tection especially
in the hallway where there were no
'vindows, in fifteen minutes all was
quiet again. Keturning to the hospital
I had net quite reached Uia ward when
the rairi began again. This time the
fufuge wa.s a fi\e-.story main building
of the hospital. Doctors, nurses, and
all who were not bu.= y in the wards or
operating rooms a ngie.tated in the in-
ucr corridor, all Irgiit.s r.-t again, and
it was iioarly half an hour before we
'I'liroi! taubes had been seen. Six-
•■‘[en bombs had faihm. Nine were
hilled and about twenty-five wounded,,
tt is the habit of the so.tiers near the
hcacli to ran into tlie sea during an
u-’r r.dii whol e the bombs do not usual
ly fall. One of them had been wound
ed on the run and wLon carried in w.c.i
"ei all over. .■\]ipaiemly re had drown
ed, for his wound was not of a fatal na
ture. Among those brought in from
the village was a woman. She had been
in bed in her little tiled-roofed, one-
story fisherman’s cotage, her baby
two weeks old beside her. A bomb
had struck her squarely through the
roof. The uex.t d-.y she died in the
hospital. The >'aby was uninjured.
PIGEONi flying at CAMP.
Some of the signal corps men are
now confronted with an entirely new
line of work, namely, that of caring
for the pigeon messengers that are
now included on their routine of
“Pigeon liaison” as this system of
communication is termed in the army,
is a new feature that has been add
ed to training activities at camp, but
recently and requires considerable
care and careful study. In further
ance of this, pigeons have been re
leased from the neighboring towns
within a radius of thirty miles about
the camp and the great majority of
them have returned to their cages as
was expected, however, in sorne cases
their inborn sense of direction be
came confused and a few have not re
Any of the birds found in this im
mediate section of the country with
the mark V. S. A. on their leg bands
should be held and their numbers re
ported to Lieut. .los. H. Sands by tele
phone at Camp Cxreene No 33. The
pigeons should not be killed or injur
ed in any way, for there is a fi6a-'''y
penalty against bolding them without
the proper care.
Offiice of Camp Medical Supply Officer,
Base Kospital, Camp Greene, N. C.
July 17. 1918.
To Members Detachment,
Camp Medical Supply Depot.
Through the columns of the Cadu
cous as a meui'un, let me sincerely
thank you for your kind expression of
sympatiy extruded to me in the last is
sue of the Ccdii.-eus
My mother and •■-.f ter join me in ac
knowledging our sincere appreciation
for your Imauiiful floral token sent
North upon the teath of my father—
it was iiuleed thoughtful.
.liny words thai 1 night utter would
fall far short of c-: pressing my tnie
feeling ,,^11 i can say is, I thank you.
SID h. DARLING,
Captain, pMiilar.v Corps, N. A.
Capt. J. H. Way,
Base Hospital, h
Charlotte, N. C.
I wish to thank you and also all the
officials and nurses at the Base Hos
pital, especially of Ward B-4, in which
my son was confined during his se
vere sickness, I can not express my
self in this letter for the great kind
ness and care given him, as I am
positive that if he had not had the
best of treatment he would not have
been alive today.
Again thanking you for your great
kindness, I remain,
1 Yours sincerely,
A. E. BURLANH.
OUR OWN sunshine LETTER.
Editor of The Caducous.
Permit me to congratulate you on
the splendid work of The Caduceus.
T(> my mind this is the most interest
ing as well as instructive camp pa
per that I have had the pleasuse of
My sister. Miss Ethlynde E. Smith,
nurse at the base hospital, sends me
The Caduceus, which keeps me well
informed as to the conditions at Camp
If this communication counts for
anything, give it space in' your valua
ble paper and let me tell others of
the goods deeds of The Caduceus.
DR. 0. BARRINGER SMITH,
406 El. Franklin St.,
EAST END CANTEEN
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I wish to express my heartfelt
thanks to the nurses of the base hos
pital for their liberal contribution in
the recent rally for our church, Little
Rock Zion Methodist, Charlotte, in
which we raised $3,347.37.
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