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YANK SOLDIERS COOL,
WILLING AND DETERMINED
DUCHESS OF ATHOlL
Our Doughboys Mean Business
When They Take the First
THEIR EFFICIENCY EVIDENT
Veterans Before They Enter the
Trenches, by Flrst-Rate Military
Training If Not by Experience
Every Man in Line Has
Personal Grudge to
Settle With Huns.
With the American Troops in Alsace
Lorraine By the dim light of the
moon you could barely see the stream
of doughboys pouring out of the shel
tering woods and scraping over the
dusty French road toward the trenches.
They said very little and trudged along
with that measured swinging tread
which enables Europe's veterans to
carry their heavy packs almost unheard-of
The stream seemed unending, as the
United Press staff car picked Its way
from squad to squad without uing
lights, without falling in ditches and
without touching a single doughboy,
i Finally one section of the human
stream halted in a ruined village. The
j press car stopped, too, for beyond this
! point everything except ammunition
and food goes on foot,
j The officers gave the order to rest,
i and a lot of packs dropped to .the
! ground, followed by doughboys. Their
! rifles they never dropped. In the moon
light you could see the ground covered
with resting soldiers, mostly siting.
There was a clicking of rifles and
sounds of tightening packs, and bits of
gossip which could come nly from a
group heading for its first night ia the
Indifferent to Danger.
These were Uncle Sam's citizen sol
diers, new men Just over from "the
states." as they have a habit of calling
borne when over here. A few ques
tions revealed the fact that a year ago
Iese boys were clerks, carpenters,
students and whatnot. In civilian
'clothes. Six months" ago they were In
a training camp. Now they were foI
d'ers In France, and tonight they were
making their genuine debut Into the
w.-r for civilization.
There was no wild enthusiasm nor
any evidence of fear or even appre
hension among those citizen-soldiers
a. they rested before making the Inst
lay Into the trenches. There was a
r j rrer-of-fact sort of confiden t prev
alent, -and every man was maUlntr the
nvir of the breathing spell to thr.t
he was 100 per cent ready for haul"
Interest and talk centered around the
disking rifles and other equipment.
This old gun's sure going to do
some work from now on," sa'd one
doughboy to his pal, as he played with
the rifle fondly., "It's the best gun in
Say. jou never shot this gun," re
plied the other. "Nobody ever did, and
.nobody will but me. It's some Boche
getter. It was made for me 'spec5 all v,
I Officers went through the crowd, giv
ing a final warning about U3e of gas
masks, and attention centered around
masks for a moment. A lot of chaps
tried them on again. Then packs again
were adjusted, and the group of dough
boys streamed slowly on.
Ready for Business.
As they got nearer the front trenches
the word was passed to walk more
quietly. Conversation except In un
dertones stopped, and they descended
Into trenches. All you heard was the
steady knock of hobnailed shoos on
the trench duckboards, as those i.ew
arrivals were quietly Initiated to the
trenches in France. Quietly and with
out commotion the officers stationed
their men, with lookouts watching
across moonlit No Man's Land, the
former occupants of the trenches left,
and the relief was completed.
: There Is something about the fear
less quiet way these new dougbhoys
take the trenches that makes you
feel they know a lot about warfare.
They are veterans before they enter
the trenches, by first-rate military
training if not experience. Their dis
cipline is fine, and their efficiency tells
you. they are ready for business
meaning whipping Germans.
"Well, you can tell Kaiser Bill we're
here to fight," said one doughboy, as
he took his" station. "Hear the Ger
mans say we're just a crowd of un
trained boys. We'll soon show them
we're soldiers "
I It happens this doughboy's platoon
did it very vzori. The next night 150
: DAKOTA "PRAIRIE DOG"
X BECOMES "DEVIL DOG"
St. Paul, Minn. "Say, pard.
I'm a 'prairie dog' from North
Dakota and I want to go over
there and become a 'devil
dog,' " and, relieving himself of
this sentiment, William D.
Knickerbocker of Dogden, N. t)..
took his place in line In the
United States marine recruiting
Knickerbocker passed an aN
most perfect physical test and Is
now on his way to Paris Island.
S. C.. to the marine training sta
Germans came over, and fifty of these
"untrained boys" withstood the attack
and stuck to their guns. The Germans
who were still alive and able to run,
retreated, double-quick time.
All In Day's Work.
Speaking of the way the newly ar
rived Americans take to the trenches
and to their duties, one brigadier gen
eral, who had just finished a complete
relief, said: "They're not exactly glad
to get into the trenches. I guess no
one is glad of that. But these boys
all figure it's work to be done, and
they're here to lick Germans. They're
keen to get the job done. They're con
fident, all right, but not boastful, be
cause they know there's a lot to learn."
A doughboy gave his version of how
he and his pals felt while out there
facing. No Man's Land for the first
time. "We're not scared of the Ger
muns, and when the time comes, we'll
show them. We're going to do our
best, which is about all they ask of us.
Believe me, It's going to be a mighty
The new men in the fighting game
adapt themselves to the front quickly
as did the first Americans over. Every
night It Is "over the top" for patrols of
them, and In a few days they are en
tirely familiar with No Man's Land
The German front trenches next fall
In the line of Investigation and the
Germans soon adopt the policy of fall
ing back to avoid fighting.
Back of the lines on the home side,
bank clerks, barbers and men of every
profession who have temporarily be
come soldiers soon make themselves at
home among the ruins and In woods.
They eat army "grub" and relish It
more than the most delicate meal they
ever ate from a white linen covered
table and real dishes, especially if
there has been work to do. Soldier
ing agrees with them, you can see, by
the work they do. the meals they eat
and the huskies they have become.
Chauffeur Gets "Fresh."
Discipline Is fine, even If It Is hard.
A major tells how his chauffeur be
came a little "tresh" one day. Know
ing the doughboy was a good chap, the
major took hl.n aside and talked to
him Instead of "bawling him out" be
fpre the crowd. The doughboy apolo
gized. "I'm sorry, major." he sard. "Jon
see I own a couple of businesses back
In New York, and have more than a
million dollars In my own name, and
It's a little hard to remember my place
in the army now. But I'll do it, some
how." You think yw are in an internation
al army when you visit some of the
new American units now in the lines.
One company from New York boasts
that Its members know seventeen lan
guages, and if you wander in on them
about mess time, when talking and
plates full of "grub" have beer, emp
tied, you are convinced.
But ail of these doughboys are ar
dent Americans, and they have won
the admiration of their comrades who
can speak the tongue without an ac
cent. They are ail snappy looking sol
diers. Sure of Success.
The new units have dragged their
clean and fresh-looking equipment,
such as supply wagons, camp kitchens,
machine-gun outfits and all that is
needed up Into the Alsace and Lorraine
bills.. The line runs up and down steep
mountain sides and across pretty val
leys, it is neautirui country and a
fine place to be initiated to the front,
for the doughboy must be on the alert
all the time. In this area there is a
shell-swept, well-wired No Man's Land
across which Germans cannot come
without being easily detected. Woods
and hills and wild country make the
place one in which only strict atten
tion to business will keep the Germans
These doughboys in the line have no
hankering to "take things easy." Ev
ery man In the line will tell you In
confidential tones that he has a per
sonal grudge to settle with the Huns
for dragging the world into this nasty,
business, tind the sooner aggressive
action is taken the sooner Germany is
going to be punished and war made a
thing of the past.
This Is the job every doughboy fig
ures be has to do, and the confidence
with which he takes to the trenches
tells the world he will succeed.
jjCri$x iiKHi(5F photo by
"gfr"- " : : Wnrn Nwpper I'nton;
The Duchess of Atholl, one of the
pit-1 'est wohi'm in England, ai:l the
wife of the n-w duke'of Ath'I, who
l.fs inherited many peerages an I pre
rogatives from his ancestor, includ
ing a cathedral In Perthshire and the
right to maintain an armed gutrJ d a
tnuusnnd men with artillery complete.
BROTHERS. ARE RECONCILED
Enlistment in Marine Corps Ends Feud
of More Than Two
St. Louis. Two brothers who have
not spoken to each other for two years,
although they slept in the same bed
and ate at the same table, became
reconciled through their enlistment
In the Marine corps.
The boys are Dan and Angelo Tar
antola of this city. Dan Is twenty
and Angelo eighteen. They fell out
when Angelo broke up a game of mar
bles in which his brother was play
ing. Angelo Joined the Marine corps. His
brother learned of It and came to the
train to bid him farewell. After be
coming reconciled there Dan decided
to join the marines and be with his
So he enlisted two days later and
the brothers are now at Paris Island,
S. C, where they are again fast friends,
after two years' pact of silence.
HEART RIGHT SIDE, REJECTED
Patriot Who Tried Twice to Enlist
Has Cardiac Organ in Right
Philadelphia. Another freak of na
ture was uncovered recently, when
Dr. John H. Bailee , medical director of
local board No. 22, refused to accept
George W. Nicholson for the army be
cause his heart was on the wrong side,
even though it was on his right. Nich
olson is thirty years old and pleaded
desperately to go4 Some months ago
he tried to enlist, but was turned
down because he was under weight,
his examiners at that time be
ing unaware of his cardiac peculiar
ities. When he was called for exam
ination before the draft board Doctor
Bailey made the discovery of the true
location of his heart.
HAS FIVE BOYS IN WAR
Mrs. A. P. White Is the Champion War
Mother of Tennessee.
Knoxvllle, tfenn. The champion war
mother of Tennessee, and, perhaps, of
Dixie, is Mrs. A. P. White of Powell
Station, Knox county. She has five
sons in the service; Captain Roy D.
White, Lieutenant John H. White,
Private William Homer White, Cook
Marvin B. White and Private Edgar
"All ray boys volunteered," she de
MAKING HAT CORDS FOR OUR FIGHTERS
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The manufacture ot itui cords for the vaiious branches of the United
States army Is in a large part carried on hy women In factories In this
country. Thin picture hIiowm the machine wrapping- twisted threads for hat
IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL
(By Rev. P. B. FITZWATER, D. D.,
Teacher of English Bible In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 1918. by Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 1
SOME LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF
LESSON TEXTS Luke 6:30-38; 21:1-4.
GOLDEN TEXT Remember the words
of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more
blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:
DEVOTIONAL READINO-II Corin
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR
TEACHERS Luke 16:9; Romans 12:8; II
Corinthians 9:6-15; Hebrews 13:16; Ezra 1:
?-4; I Chronicles 29:1-5.
The principles of ethics which shall
prevail in the earth when Jesus Christ
shall be king are entirely different
rom those of the world. The worldly
spirit always inquires as to what gain
will accrue from an action or service.
Its policy is doing good for the sake
of getting good. Those who have been
made partakers of the divine nature,
who are really subjects of the king
dom, do good because they have the
nature and spirit of God, not because
they expect something in return.
I. Give to Every Man That Asketh
of Thee (v. 30).
This does not mean that any request
that may be made by the Idle, greedy
and selfish should be granted. Only
evil would result from such Indiscrimi
nate and unregulated giving. Such
benevolence would foster Idleness and
selfishness. Oftentimes the worst
thing you can do for a man is to give
him money. The drunkard will only
spend it for more drink; the gambler
will continue his dissipation. The
meaning then is, give to the one ask
ing the thing which he needs. The
man in poverty needs to be given a way
to earn his living, rather than to be
given money without the necessity of
labor. There Is that in the human
heart which refuses charity, and
cries out for a means to honestly gain,
a livelihood. .
II. Of Him That Taketh Away Thy
Goods, Ask Them Not Again (v. 30).
"Ask" here means demand. It doubt
less forbids the forcible demanding of
the return of that which has been
taken from one.
III. Do to Other Men as You Would
That They Should Do Unto You (vv.
This ethic puts life's activities on
the highest possible ground. He does
not say, refrain from doing that which
you would not like to be done to you,
as even Confucius taught; but to pos
itively make the rule of your life the
doing to others as you would wish
them to do unto you. Loving those
who love us, doing good to those who
do good to us, and lending to those
from whom we hope to receive, is just
what all the sinners of the world are
doing. The child of the kingdom of
Christ is to be different.
IV. Love Your Enemies (v. 35).
That which is natural to the human
heart is to hate the enemy. To love
in the real sense means to sincerely
desire the good of even one's enemy
and willingness to do anything pos
sible to bring that good. Such action
is only possible to those who have
been born again. Christ loved those
who hated him. He was willing even
to die for his enemies.
V. Lend, Hoping for Nothing Again
This is what the Heavenly Father is
constantly doing. He is kind and gra
cious unto the unthankful and the
wicked. He sends his rain and sun
shine upon the unjust and sinners. He
makes fruitful the toil of those who
blaspheme his name. He thus does be
cause it is his nature to so dcf.
VI. Be Merciful (v. 36).
The example for the imitation of the
disciple is the Heavenly Father.
VII. Judge Not (v. 37).
To judge does not mean the placing
of just estimates upon men's actions
and lives, for, "By their fruits ye shall
know them." The tree is judged by
the fruit it bears. The thorn tree does
not bear figs, nor the apple tree bear
grapes. Our only way of discerning
the character of men and women Is
their actions. That which is con
demned is censorious judgment the
Impugning of motives.
VIM. Condemn Not (v. 37).
This means that we should not pass
sentence upon men for their acts, for
to their own master they stand or fall
(Rom. 14:4). The real reason why
such action is not warranted is that
the bias of our hearts and the limita
tion of our judgments render it im
possible to righteously and intelli
gently pass judgment.
IX. Forgive (v. 37.)
Those who forgive shall be forgiven.
The one who has realized the forgiv
ing mercy of God will be gracious and
forgiving toward others.
XI. Liberality Determined by What
Is Left (Luke 21:1-4).
Wash Butter Twice.
The butter, in the granular condi
tion, should be washed twice with
pure water at about the same tttii
perature as the buttermilk.
Keep Milk Cool In Summer.
Great care is required to keep milk
cool during wimmer where one has no
ice or is not well equipped for han
Cool Milk Immediately.
As soon as the milk Is drawn from
the cow it should tut cooled.
The following account, taKen tiuin
the Red Cross Bulletin, makes plain
the way in which the Red Cross of
America is helping the women and
children of France:
The American Red Cross has placed
at the disposal of General Petain, com
mander in chief of the French armies,
the sum of 5,050,000 francs ($1,130,
000) for distribution among the sick
and "reforme" French soldiers and
their needy families.
It extends its aid to the repatriated
children coming in convoys from occu
pied France and Belgium by way of
Evian-les-Bains. Four thousand chil
dren have been examined and nearly
1,000 treated at the American Red
Cross hospital where also acute and
contagious cases are -treated. More
than 16,000 have received dispensary
treatment, and those in need of con
valescent care or those suffering from
tuberculosis are sent to the Red Cross
hospital near Lyon. The thousands of
old folk, women and children without
homes, who leave Evian each week for
the various departments to which they
are designated, find there the repre
sentatives of the American Red Cross.
There are more than fifty distributed
In forty-four departments, who take
part in the work of rehabilitation, sup
plying furniture, clothing, fuel and
In Paris, twenty-six houses for the
lodging of refugees have been turned
over to the bureau. These will take
care of 700 families, or 3,850 indi
viduals. The Red Cross furnishes the
necessary requisites and in certain
cases advances money to cover the ex
penses of construction. A refuge of
the American Red Cross at Toul
houses 4G6 young children and their
mothers who have come out of the
bombarded villages, while the means
furnished by the Red Cross have made
possible the opening of a maternity
hospital at Chalons in which 600 ba
bies have been born since the begin
ning of the war.
The American Red Cross gives care
and comfort to !U i,,,
vvnicn are i. ,,. ni J
tablished in l',ri " 'j
war work m!lV v, ,,, 'nJ
Work is :,u , '
villages select;., f,,.
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Hornil l,l,!i..i . V llf
buildings have ,-llV
- DI1 in .,
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shell-fire and , """? J
fit for service, v , ' a
uuu rranes (sin MHn v.. , ' 111
for the Planting ui' ion'n
the orchards .W ,, ..., :
ments of the t,..rti." tlie
mndp riinw.f ,i , "'nW
branches. A t.,t:,i f 74.372 a.J
n nrti no- . . . , -..tail
150 meters ,f ac!
tHhiittwi .... w..ii ... '. r,een tJ
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Owinc to tilt n mi. . .: .
. ' Ml for cot.
""""s neiuus ana labor, and
keen the pvpr.ricim, .... a
unu iu uiiiiiiiiuin, iushion j
ties nre nnt nif.u:..
uitruunifc rauicai eiianees for tl,.
tumil Therefore the silhouette wf
Via strnioht nn,l -7K..i.
be restricted to the smallest po
number and for street wear mi l
dark and rich in tone, with much J
trimming, mnge and embroidery.
One hpfi re tliot ft,-
smart unless they are touched nn
a checked or plaid fahrlo. And caps
you know, are as smart as jackei
and will continue to be so through
autumn. They are wnrn over senanij
skirts and cuirass blouses, or ski
Chinese tunics, and thev have
swagger military air that comesfrtl
their careless arrangement across M
shoulders. All of the new ones
some kind of waistcoat arrangement
which holds them closely over the birl
Riding Togs for Youthful Wearei
Whatever accomplishments or sports
are to be cultivated in our girls, their
training for them should begin early.
Riding, swimming, tennis, walking,
climbing, music and languages add
so much to the joy of life that every
girl is entitled to a chance at some of
them. While the girl is growing up is
the time for her first instruction and
for the really tedious practice which
a knowledge of music and languages
compels. Timidity is easy to overcome
in the young. It is especially sensible
to insist On having children taught to
swim and ride, and girls excel when
given a chance in these sports.
A glance at the habit of the smartly
clad little miss shown in the picture
above reveals that her habit follows
closely the summer-time habits worn
by her elders. The fad for puttees in
place of high-top boots has extended
their use to the youngsters, and wash
able cloths heavy linens and Palm
Beach cloth particularly make the
best choice of fabrics for breeches and
coats. It is only in certain details
that there is a difference between this
habit and those made for grown-ups.
The coat Is less trim in lines than
those cm for developed figures. The
soft blouse with turn-over col la. and
bow tU provides about the only appro
priate inanner of dressing the neck,
and the high-crowned vlsored cap, fit
ting snugly, is thu ll!l!lI'u's
t I aA ia I
headwear for a
habit of tins Kin-i tfj
comparison with "iilt'r ,d
, nr C"""-
. u ne
,,1 ,.ini? r
ponies at the horse
fair. There ought to
for all of them ' 0
Id f r Vfeil lili
Roman belts have i"'" '
tha ilir1 ieweli v ; ,'v''1 ..-.,. a
sashes with deep knoU $
coming to the fore. 1 ' ,(M,fc
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or wnicn is m"- . , ...ms. '.
me oiii . . .
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smart with white go!
fancy jewelry is
with the wash drt
i.. the k'
IIIUM1.1US - tl)lt Hi."
xv-hito worn, with tin
Face Powder to Be
The French govenuuent
ed the manufacture .or
from rice, an official reput , f
100,000 soldiers' rarw defP
wasted daily on women a v