The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, June 22, 1917 Page: 4 of 6
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Afi« romptetuag the* «*■ arrears-
,n- UM*« wm mil* tar Am «o do
fsr IM ttoae Mm. rast AM
tMt ttMf |W wiM •• ta.
ifur (Wtr kimlNi exerttene ef
was »oim iM of them tMj did Ml
IW U dw BHida* tbere
why ikiy sboeid mot
. ml Mm.
It mi atflht—tM —coM alflht ta»-
lowing Uto« tatol day wM tM Oer-
MM iiimM MM A* UM ror
•M robbed Jmbm CbrtotepM ef Mr
father la TrM *7 four soldiers
were playing poker under tM Melter
of • bombproof bat tMt they bad coo
•trorted by digging Into a aide of the
ditch. Dirty. uaeMroa. begrlmsd.
they wet* Derrrtbeleaa enjoying to
tM tall tMIr well-earned respite AM
tM fliekertag light of 1M caMIe whlcb
atood upon their rod* table revealed
do fear opM tM fact of any of (Ma.
At either cod of tM trench two an
atood surd, while cIom at Mad a
periscope lay upoa a makeablft bench,
ready for lnatant oat la caae tM
watchers should detect My anoraal
and susplctoM movements la froat of
them. Oat tbare beneath tM atara tM
flrst ontpoat of tM enemy Md already
dag Itaelf In. And In teetlmony of
their alertneaa tM Oermana contiuo-
•lly played a aearcbllfht upon the
British position. TMt prying abaft of
light waa nerer still. Now It awept
the top of Trench 27, now flickered
upon a tree cloae by. and then
searched tM intervening ground be-
tween the two linen In an effort to de-
tect some ventureeome observer.
To the four prlratea In the bomb-
proof shelter there came a momentary
interruption, In the shape of a lieu-
tenant. who sauntered into their
trench from the left This youthful
officer, whom they had already voted
"a bit of all-right'* observed them
"Hello, boys!" he said.
They sprang up and saluted, mur-
muring "Good evening, air!"
"How'i the gamer* the lieutenant
"Henry, there, la winning all our
cigarettes," one of the men said.
The young officer smiled. And then,
drawing a pencil and a postcard from
his pocket be seated himself and pro-
ceeded to write a note to a young
woman In London. For Guy Falconer
had consistently kept hla promise to
write Georgy every day.
The privates promptly resumed their
"I raise it one cigarette," one of
them said. And again Guy amiled.
He waa glad that his boys were en-
So engrosaed did Lieutenant Fal-
coner become In hla note to bla lady
lore that be did not notice when bl4
captain appeared. In the company of
• civilian. Captain Montague panned
and turned to hla gueat
-Now. Mr. Brown." he said, "you're
In the flrat line of tM English trenches
—Trench 27—and I may aay you're
the only American correspondent wM
baa bad tbla experience."
Charlie Brown looked about with
"And I rather butted to," hi It-
"Well, aa long aa you stumbled In-
side our lines, you might aa well aee
something. If yon give me your word
not to write anything."
"That'a a alee thing to aay to a
newspaper man." Charlie retorted.
"But I Mve your word?"
"I s'pooe so!" It coat Mr. Brown
some effort to promise tMt He sow
tM aaktecs mt a bally scoop before
Ma. Aad M Mtod to forego aucb a
aa* eat at hie iMHVtoa Be roland
Ma Mad an •«
al tM 1«
1 teMgbf | I
-MMte. Gay" tM
to Me froat. aftof all? Dtdal I My
yoo weald r
"Ten! I come aver Mtfc «M MM
Mbb-MM tM rerratuag esrgseaf!
Aad Mrs I om! ... Bat wMt a«a
yM dotag at tM froat r
CMrtle esplateM bew M Md fallM
into tM Mads of tM OeraaM how
tMy Md set hlM five aM atarted bba
toward Br nan la. But Ma roMUtoas
aataro Md reveMad: aM Mrtog bid-
dM by day aM traretod by nlgbt M
Md aade straight tar tM plan wMro
M nnderotood tM Britt* to M la-
Mr. BroMa Md ocarrely flnisbed bla
brtef. rocltal wMa there feilowM aa
oalaoas whistle, which s—msd to
cone from over bla Mad. Off la tM
distance there waa • flash and an ei
Whart thatr tM American naked.
"Ob. Just OM of oar shells traveling
somewhere to Mr friends, tM enemy,
tM captain Informed him.
"TMt will probably start tMlr eve-
ning song." Guy remarked.
"They needn't harry on my ac-
count." Charlie enid.
For a taw minutes tMy atood there.
dlacusMng the war.
"What's It.far?" tM newspaper man
Mked. "There's aa Individual hatred
—no great aoul-etlrring emotional
crista behind tt alL"
"Bnt England waa forced into It"
Captain Montague Interposed.
"And I dare aay France and Bnaala
and Auatria all feel they were forced
Into It too." Charlie replied. "That'a
the whole trouble. Each nation be-
llevea honestly tMt It'a In the right,
and in some way I suppose each of
them la. ... I don't know—I'm
not a big enough man to attempt to
aay. . . And what good la It all?"
"It la tMt militarism shall cea»
that never again can there be another
war like tbla," the English captain
A a they talked, a doctor, accompa-
nied by two stretcher bearers,
tered the trench, and, finding that
there was no need for their services
in that quarter, they passed on.
"That's the Red Cross," Captain
Montague explained, noticing the Jour-
-Hello Guy!" tM Delighted American
nallet's Interest la tM trio. Following
cloae upon bla words came another of
those sinister whistles.
"That's one of their aMUa!" the
captain continued. sassaiag tM ©se-
al toM M gs*e Ma r.asMt
Far • Btiis ttme uuy sailed aM dfr
Mm aa to M renaia. *M oOaM M
tM Mini ii rrtaytog Oay a laMrM
Asm to Mr Misery Is IM MM tar-
Utod by tM MM MtoM *M ye*
faI Mnnaaal raretalty we*Md
sffen of tM MsOa Met wMsttsd aesr
aearor to Ms
-might m • mm r Gay
ton -I mm It crampto!
sap tM reapr at twesty aia* flrtyf"
no wssM wars Mfdty eat mt Ma
bts perch Tbe ropisto aM Mae af tM
prtretoo rou*l tM limp Mars fast M
tars It otrarb tM greaad. aM they told
Mai teadsrty epM tM dM fleer af
"TMy*vs gst htm. He's est
dsad. theagh." . . . Csptoto MmIo-
gas kneeled bssMs tM tod aM Mat
ever hlaa. AM a corporal with Mtoa
bMwtsdge of flrol-ald procedure aa-
to otep Oay's Needing. Be
wm riser AM M waa uacMsrloaa.
"Beastly dall"—ao Oay Md MM
writing Georgy Wagstaff. "Awfully
hot—m esctteoieat. Haven't asM a
Genua or aay decent food Bat tMt
doesn't matter. Tell mother I'm being
-Poor kid!" Charlie Browa e*
claimed. It wm a grim buMnsae-
"Bad—very Mr tM captala agreed.
"But perbapa M'dl pell through; aM If
M doesn't-well! forgive me. Mr.
Brown. If I aeetn heart lose—but re-
amber! tbla la new to you aM be s
only one. aad I've seen so many!"
Captain MMtagw aoUced tMt the
American correspondent wm white
aM somewhat unsteady.
"I feel a bit abaken. Do you mind
If I go back now?" CMrtle naked.
"If I come actoaa tM surgeon or nny
of tM Bed Cross, you don't mind if I
send them back, do your Charlie
wanted to do wMt he could to belp hla
The captain roadlly gave bla aaaeat
"I'm through with war." Charlie
Brown aald aa M shook hands with
Montague. "I'm off to London. I'U
aee bia mother there, and that kid girl
of bla—and then go to New York,
where tbere'a no war. ibank God! And
you know. Cap, when I'm home, alt-
ting at my desk, looking down over
Broadway where war only means some
more headlines on tbe front page nbout
some unpronounceable places, and you
turn over the paper to see how stocks
closed, or who won the game—when
I'm back there and the war Mtuff
comes over the wire, I'll be thinking of
you fellows over here under fire, and
I'll be wishing you luck, old man, the
best of luck!"
The captain thanked him; and they
Charlie lingered for one last look
at the wounded Guy.
"I hope you pull through, old boy!"
he said; be knew, though, that Guy
could not hear him. "Do what you can
for him, won't you?" be asked tbe cap-
tain. "I know his mother. . . . This
whole businesa is hell, Isn't it?"
A Meeting In ths Trenches.
Charlie Brown had gone, and Cap-
tain Montague bad ordered his men to
place Guy upon a heap of straw, where
be must lie until the doctor came. In
Trench 27 az> atmosphere of sadness
bad succeeded the air of light-hearted
carelessness that Charlie Brown had
found when he arrived there. Tbe
candle stlllMfllckered upon tbe table
round which the poker players bad
lately aat But all thought of that
frivolous game bad vanished from
their minds. It was not that they bad
not already aeen many of their men
shot down. But Guy Falconer had
quickly endeared himself to all—ofll-
cera aM enlisted men alike. And now
that be bad received his billet. In the
German bnllet there was not one aoul
in Trench 27 that waa not both sobered
But tbey Md little time to bestow
upon a contemplation of war'a horrors.
Five minutes Md scarcely elapsed
after Charlie Browa'a departure when
a sergeant appeared, Mlding a prisoner
by tM arm
It wm Btreetman—that prisoner.
AM M wm tar from presenting tM
jsonty figure tMt usually dlstla-
gulMted Mm. His dotblng-dvlllaa
clothing—wm Mdly torn. Me face was
scratched aM dirty. aM his right arm
wm la a aflag. TM mart bat i
TM aargsMt M'ltad to lto captala
tMt while m patrol duty M Md
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ITIZ IyZZTmS •• *£,'!tOVU WIUUAM -
a aigat la the MM My A iManaad sardaal pO» ... r„.
isafeed Mair ptoM ftaan i n - _,- ■ • * -
■ uacHLO m wmt imi
OVEN UP THRONE
TMi * aM I > . .
Me mo**-Ma)* m MM aM a
Qga'a lUrt > pNM IMM aa ttsan
from imi mmTms. I roaMad what
il maid ama la BagtoM tf l aM
Mat aM to Me ■wMi army Mm
mmm ptoa al Ma
Ma hMM I ma asp*
Ma eMJsr aMat
aM I gM sm ef MMr mymetoto Ma
Mil'" ' TMp Ml me tar dsadi M
-Aa fngltohmaa—a Loyal Kngltah-
man!" Btreetman PreteMed.
tt waa only a flesh wound. AM for
tbe laat twenty boura I've been seek
lag the British position somewhere
Mar Trench 27—for that'a tM vital
apot—when your aargeant caught me."
"Trench 27. eh?" tM captain aald.
"Tear* Street man answered eagerly.
"Ia It near here?"
"Remember, sir, yoo are not ques-
tioning me." Captain Montague replied.
"So you won't believe me? Tel
you've looked at my papera. Don'l
they convince you?"
"Papera are easily forged," Monta
gue told bim. Still, he waa somewhat
impressed by the other's glib tale,
and he allowed the captive to proceed
with bla story.
"Tbe Germans are to attack tonight
in force at your Trench 27, In the hope
of cutting through the British lines."
Streetman continued. "Your only
chance Is to bring up every possible
man to protect that trench. Otherwlae
well be beaten. You aee what it
raeana. . . . Ah! Tbere'a your fleld
telephone! Let me communicate with
headquarters! They'll understand!"
He atarted for the telephone.
But Captain Montague sprang 1<
front of him.
"Keep away from that Instrument:
he commanded. And, turning to the
sergeant be ordered him to trke the
prisoner to headquarters; "You can
explain to them," be informed Street-
"By-then It may be too late," th«
fellow replied. "Their attack waa t«
be at midnight."
'Indeed!" the English officer ex
claimed dryly. "It's past midnight
now." And straightway be becam<
more doubtful than ever of the
"Then they're likely to charge any
minute," the spy declared with well-
simulated alarm. "I've got to tele
phone. It'a for England! I beg of you
to believe me! Let me Inform bead-
quarters—let them decide! Do yoo
dare take tbe responsibility?"
One of tbe privates on gMrd sud-
denly called out.
"Sometbln* crawlln* out there, cap
tain! Looks like a man!"
TM aergeant faced to tM front,
with gun ready for action.
"He's comln' tbla way!" another aol
Streetman aaw another chance 3ar
his plan to succeed, and M quickly
"You see. captain, Ifa tM atari of
their attack!" M mid excitedly. "For
God's sake let me telephone!" M
At toad Captala Montague wm con-
EMOHT HUNMEO ClftZEM
LOOK ON AT EXECUTION
Mi at BtoM «Mto A«M0Md
Mae M lavadM aM to iM
Ma vtttim. Hoary Osatoy
wM aliaaMd M*a. tasM
• lie af a
shade* a# IM
ENTENTE »T UtT APPLIES
PRESSURE TO KAISER?
Ktof aM PrtoM
Oeefa to Leave tM Coun-
try At Omm.
_ self appelated tosh af aaeeaitoa
Mrs Harford stoM eelmly by Mh»to
tM esecnttoaero MjMtod tM rape.
Thea. M tM urritMM Mdp a«Mj*
is tM air, aM drew a revalrer Iraaa
fotda of Mr. drsM aM flrod sto
AtbeM The tall of CoMlMtlM U
Mac of tM Hetieaea. Ma oeaae. la to
spaaM to tM deaaaM al tM protsst-
tog pawera. Oreat Mltaia. Prsace aad (boU (B|# ,t
U TM Mdy contlaasd to baag to IM
seeaM aoa. PrtaM Atotaador. Uak u, «htcb It wm altacMd aaOl
TM ell ama la tM affairs af Oreeco - f WeweM went aat *M
wm brought aboat through tM agency
ef tM FrMcfc soMtor, M. Joaaart. eaetnrad at Raadalpb.
WM Ma held Meta la Mvaral Frescb ™i5^^a JaaSlTgu-
Mbtaete aM wM arrtvM at A then. SIT aeMdsdto ^M
oaly a day er twa age m a apodal jjht to which M »m aeaaaM m
mlMton aa tM represMtoilve of Mac
rn-M flM| Briiala aM Raaato. M.
Joaaart previously vlalied flaloiukl RUSSIANS DECLINE PEACE
aM other potato, and M loet no time
la getilag lata confsrsnce with ths
Greek premier. Alsaander Zalmla.
TM demanda of tbe pawera roapect-
lag the abdlcstloa ef Klag Conatan-
tiaa also specifically allmlnatnd
Crown Priace Oeorge aa bis successor,
crowa priace Miag Included
Duma Answers Leopold WMP PtoM
Petrograd.-A stirring prpclaaiilton
placing ths cmhcII of workaaen's <»M
soldiers' delegatse on record aa Irre
in« crown w* s-^.www- >viuivi« —
amoag tboss 0reeks In official life vocably opposed to aeparate peace
wM were considered strongly pro-: wm announced.
German. ! TM proclamation eaMrto Russians
King to lmvs Cswntry. "to rally around tM baaMr af
Both <.r„r ^
Oeorge. It wm announced by Premier military power for tM defense or rroo
Zalmla. Intend to toave tbe country j dom. iseelat
Immediately. It la reported tMt they | The proclamaUoa cites IM >mcip<
will embark on a Britiab warship and
of a wirelea etelegram from Prince
Leopold (Priace Leopold of Barer*
ia tbe commander of tM German ar
mlea on tbe Ruasian front) asMritng
that the governmenta of tbe central
powers are ready to conclude pru*w
with Russia and Mking RussU u
send delegatea to confer with tbe n.
The reply of the council 1s n declara-
tion of its intention and Miatoter ft
War Karensky baa caaeed R to be
aent to all troops on land and sm, and
It has been widely circulated through
out the country.
"Tbe Russian people consider war
Inevitable and will continue It. Tbe
Russians have no imperialistic wlsber.
We know that you have none. We
shall fight together to secure liberty,
freedom and happineas for the world
\ I am happy to say that I do not see
any moral idea or factor between
America and Ruasia to divide us. We
two people—Russian fighting tryanny,
and the oldeat democracy—band
hand, will show the way of bappinesw
to the nations great and amall.
These words expressing the attitude
of the Russian government toward
America and the American mission
headed by Elihu Root, were voiced by
H. Tereschtenko, minister of foreign
affairs, responding for tbe council of
ministers to Mr. Root's address ol
, sympathy and good will on the part of
! the American government.
The duma in secret session has
' passed a resolution for an immediate
proceed to Switrerland by way of | offensive by the Russian tfbops.
Italy. It is presumed that Prince Al-!
exander will take up bis kingly duties 534 CASUALTIES IN AIR RAID
with full acceptation of the ideaa;
which the powers desire to be put
into effect in the government of
Greece during the present war. He is
ti years old and has been free from
Affairs la Greece which several
lima sines tbs outbreak of tM war
bad aMmed on tbs vsrgs of a settle-
ment, recently Mve token on such an
aspect of uncertainty .tMt It became
necessary for tM powers to act with
Ninety-Seven Londoners Kilted
London—In a swift and dMdly raid'
on tbe city of London. German air-
planes took a Mavy toll la killed aa#
Tbe casualties as officially an-
nounced numbered 627, including 9?
necessary ror me powers to mci wm killed and 121 wounded. Flftv-five
decision. M. Jonnart waa selected to men met death, and 227 were wound
nraeaad to Athena to lav Mfore the «d. Sixteen woflMtn ami ImnMvui*
proceed to AthMS to lay Mfors ths
premier tM alms wMch France, GrMt
Britain and Ruaaia had with respect
to establishing tM unity of feeling
among the Greeks and greater sscu-
rity for tM entente forces engaged in
operations in tM «Mt. While M In-
formed tbe premier that troops hM
Mm placed at bla. disposal M ap
PMled to tMt ofltolal to um Ma laflu-
eace toward a peaceful settlemeat.
TM retga af CoMtoatfaae I, m Mag
of tM HoUoum wm brief, dating saly
from March M, If IS; wMa his father.
prior to tM bagisa'sg at
mr to UK. a parted ad re>
popularity aM Md la-
tM territory of tM Greeh
by M per ceot Hto attt-
tW m»s *'+ powers wbru
art ef Grssb
ed. Sixteen women and tweafrdi*
children were killed, and 122 w«md»
and ninety-four children were woaa«b
ed, aays tbe report.
Tbe German squadron coMtetod ef
fifteen machines and tM town-town,
section of London was IMir chief
British alrplauMs McendM Immsdl-
ately tM slgaal waa glvea that hestlto
maehluM were ceaslag, Mt tM Oer»
mauas reaaalaM at a gnat Might aad
flew swiftly, aM evtdMtly IM Brttteb
flghtero Md dlMealty la IM paroaM
for tM toM ef only «a Oassnaa aM
i Ma Mea rioooflod
aM ito a
M tor by a Brtttoh aetotor
high ea a I
airmail wm aat m flro by
mt a pOst ed tM royal Oytng
«ho wom a» «a Mm It hattfa. «
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