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THE STANFORD WORLD Gunner Depew By Ex -Gunner and thief Petty Officer. U.S. NaVY Albert N. Depew Member or the Foreign Legion of Prance Captain Gun Turret. French Battleship Cassard Winner of the Croix de Guerra Oopyright,191S, by Reilly aid Britten CO., Through Special Arrangeetaat Wills tbe George ltettlerr Adams tiervtee GUNNER DEPEW, IN HOSPITAL, SEES UNUSUAL INSTANCE OF HUN FRIGHTFULNESS. Synopsis.—Albert N. Depew, author of the story, tells of his service in the United States navy, during e high he attained the rank of chief patty officer, first-eltutsgunner. The wthid war starts soon utter he receives his honorable discharge from the navy, and he leaves for France with a determination to enlist. Ile joins the Foreign Legion and is assigned to the dreadnaught Cassard, where his marksmanship WItia him high honots. Later he is transferred to the land forces and sent to the Flanders front. He gets illa first experience in a front line trench at Diemude. He goes \over the top\ and gets his first German in a bayonet fight. While on runner service, Depew is caught in a Zeppelin raid and has an exciting experience. In a fierce ,fight with the Ger- mans, be is wounded and is sent to a hospital. CHAPTER IX—Continued. —8— But there was a nurse there, who took special interest in his case, and she stayed up day and night for some time end finally brought him through. The case was very well known, and everybody said she had performed a miracle. He got better slowly. T/4n a few weeks liter, when he was out of danger and was able to walk; and it was only a question of time before he would be released from the hospital, this nurse was trans-- •ferrer tti anotherheapitai.• 'Everybody knees her and liked her, and when she went', areun,d• to any goodav, all the men .were sorry and gave her little presInts, and wanted Iter,to, write to 4 them, She was going to get 'a nurse she t4.othr hospital to turn her letters into' 'English,' so 'fbht she coulti write to me. I gave.her a ring Thad made from a piece of shell case, hut t guess she had hundreds ,of them at that. Bat this, German doctor would not say good -by to' her: :.Thit wduld' not litiv4 mad q me sore,' but it made this Vreneh girl feel very. bad, and she be- gan to cry. One of the French officers saw her and found out about the doc- tor, and the officer went up and spoke to the German: Then the French of- ficer left, and the German called to the nurse and she went over to him and stopped crying. They talked for a little while, and then she put out her hands as if she was going to, leave. He put out his hands, too, and took hold of hers. And then he twisted her wrists and broke them. We heard the snap. There were men in that ward who tad not been on toot since the day they came to the hospital, and one of them was supposed to be dying, but it Is an absolute fact that when we heard her scream, there was not a man left In bed. I need not tell you what we did to the .German. They did not need to *loot him, after we got through with him. They did shoot what was left of item, to make sure, though. Now, I have heard people say that It is not the Germans we are lighting, but the kaiser and his system. Well, it may be true that some of the Boche soldiers would not do these things if they did not have to: myself, I am not so sure. But you take this doctor. Here he was, an educated man, who had been /trained all his life to help people who ,And . Then He Twisted Her Wrists and Broke Them. ' mere in pain, and not to cause it. And • was not where he would have to ,obey the kaiser or any other German. And this nurse had saved his life. So I do not see that there Is any argument about it He broke that girl's Wrists , because he wanted to; thnt is all there is to it. Now, I say this German doctor was a dirty cur and a scoundrel. But I say that he Is • fair sample of most of the Germans have met. And it Is Germans of this kind that we are lighting—not merely the kaiser. It is like going to college. I have lever been there, but I have heard Atone people say it did not do a man Any good to go. But I have never ,iteoprd man who we( Mammy that. l'robably you have not been over there and maybe you think we are not fight ing the German people, but only the kaiser and his flunkeys. \Veil, nobody had better tell me that. Because I have been there, and I have seen this. And I know. CHAPTER X. Hell at Gallipoli. After I was discharged from the hos- pital, I was ordered to report to my ship at Brest for sea duty. • The boys aboard 'the Cassard gave me a hearty welcome, especially Mur- ray ; who hind •conic back after two weeks in the trenches at Dist - nude. I was glad, to see them, too, for after all, they were garbles, and I always feel more at home with,them thrill with Pek here. 'Then, it Was pretty retIgh stuff eti Dixteude, and after resting up at the hospital, I was keen on going to sea again. The. Cassard was in dry dock for re- pairs after her last voyage to the Dar- danelles as . eeneoy to the troopship Deplete. Everythhig was being rushed to get her out as soon as possible, and. crews • were working day and night. There were other ships there too—su- perdreadnaughts, and dreadnaughts, and battleships, and armored cruisers, all being overhauled. We received and placed guns of newer design, filled the magazines with the highest explosives known to naval use, and .generally made ready for a hard job. Our magazines were filled with shells for our big 12 and 14 -Inch guns. A 14 -Inch shell can tear a hole through the heaviest armor plate at 12,000 yards, and will do more damage than you would think. When we had coaled and had got our stores aboard, we dressed for ac- tion—or rather, undressed. The decks were clear; hatch covers bolted and davits folded down; furniture, chests, , tables, chairs were sent ashore, and in- flammable gear, like our rope ham- mocks, went overboard. You could not find a single wooden chair or table in the ward room. When the ship Is cleared for action, a shell bursting inside cannot find much to set afire, and if one bursts on deck, there is nothing to burn but the wooden deck, and that is covered with steel plate. Finally, we had roll call—all men present. Then we set sail for the Dardanelles as escort to the Duple's., which had on board territorial and provincial French troops—Gascone, Parisians, Normans, Indo-Chinese, Spahls, Turcos—all kinds. When we messed, we had to squat down on the steel mess deck and eat from metal plates. There had been a notice posted be- fore we left that the Zeppelins had be- gun sea raids, and we kept a live eye out for them. The news proved to be a fake, though, and we did not see a single cigar while we were out. We made the trip to the Dardanellen without sIghtlag an enerny'ereft, keel) . Ing In, close touch .with the Dupleix, and busy every minute preparing for tkction. • I' wile' Made gilli'steaDtalti .'sibil..glVen chasget;iof I the. ,eta HAW- i bew. turret,. mounting two 14 -inch guns. I had my lit4tr Walk !libelee ddily, Mitt brthe time we neared the Dardanelles, five days, they were in pretty fair; atelisti.o!, • It was.about 5 a. m. when we drew 'n'etiP i tatie 'Anil' tool' Waffling far action. - The.DuPleix was:dp ,frent co; us. The batteries on the cape optilid\npi on ifs, had' In few min- utes later, those at Kura Kale!). jellied in. • As the Duplels made for a V\ be l ach and prepared to land her troops, we swung broadside on, raking their bat- teries as we did so, and received a Shell, which entered through a Limn port In the after turret and exploded. Some bags of powder stored there (where they should never have been) were tired and the roof of the turret was . just lifted off. It landed on deck, tilted up'against the side of the tur- ret. On deck the rain of fire was simply terrific: Steel flew in all directions., It was smash, mall, slam-bang all the tune, and I do not mind saying I never thought we would come .out of it. ,Some of the heavy armor plate tip forward was shot away and after that the old 'Canard looked more like rmaitar,thao anYtilinif.elle to we. As . we drew nearer the shore they began using shrapnel on US and in no time at all our funnels were shot full of holes and a sieve was watertight com- pared to them. Naturally we were not just taking all this punishment without any come- back. Our guus were at It fast and from the way the fire slackened in certain places we knew we were mak- ing it effective. My guns did for two enemy pieces that I know of, and per- haps several others. The French garbles were a good deal more excited in action than I thought they would be. They were dodging around belts* decks, trying to mlia the shrapnel that came aboard, shouting, swearing, singing— but fighting hard, at that. They stood the gaff just as well as any other garbles would, only in their owu sweet way—which Is noisy enough, believe me. One of our seamen was hit 130 times by fragments of shrapnel, so you can see what they were up against in the dodging line. A gun turret in action is not exactly the best place on earth for a nervous man nor one who hikes his comfort. There is an awful lot of heat and noise and smell and work, all the time In tt fighting gun turret. But during an engagement I would rather be in. a gun turret every time ,than between decks. At that, if anything does happen in a tOrtet—It is good night sure for all, and, no rain checks needed. One of our Junior, Ileuteoants wee* struck by a fragment of shell 98 he was et his elation behind.the 'Wheel- house 'and a fiece of his' skull -Was driven into his brain. Ho was. Car-. ried into my 'gun turret, but , _bet would not let them take him to .sicil bay to have his wound dressed. There he sat, asking every now and then how the fight was going and then . Bort of dozing off for a while. After half an hour of action we put about and started away, still firing. As a parting slap on the back the Turks tore off one of our big -gun tur- rets, and then away we went, back to Brest with a casualty list of only 15. We did not have much trouble guess- ing that it was dry dock for us again. We got back to Brest after le quiet voyage, patching ourselves up where we could on the way, and again there wax the rush work, day and night, to let into shape and do it over again. They turned us out In 12 days and back we went to the Turks and their Ilun assistants. We were lucky getting inshore, only receiving a nasty smash astern, when the Turks got our range and landed two peaches before we got out. We nearly tore our rudder bff getting away. But we bad to come back right away, because we had carried quite a number of heavy guns from Brest and were given the job of running them ashore. It was day and night work and a great job for fun, because, while you never knew when you would get it, you had good reason to feel you would get lammed by a cute little shell or a dainty bit of shrap- nel before the job was over. Aboard ship It was deck work, of course, and it was not much better there than ashore with the guns, be- cause the enemy trenches were near the ehore and they amused them- selves trying to pick us off whenever we showed on deck. I guess we were a regular shooting gallery for them, and some of our men thought they did not need all the practice they were getting, for quite a few of us acted as bull's eyes. • Bht we did not mind the bullets so much. They make a clean wound or put you 'away entirely; . shrapnel tearti Yoti tip and an 'play all kinds of tricks :with various, parts of your body without killing _ychi. As for mitrem,gat is the word. „ 'TtlieftairoWiffitiF4 - thee* - and-. triode: had.. been atavata.tideni olt damage done there, so after a uli- tie 41irtt$0! diettliierliehN l armenth ' iraWAV 8 ,W$1141 a i PCP u /it- had to go up unpro eet' eo, of course, neck they ettfrted ,off Ape niiht tiff serlati: • ,\4 / 4 \; ' X -\. . ;ittiajbAni - fe41 burn\ . tIth'y turiseel ittl 4116 *liVirrOstir t eta ttad baelt,w-ollien'/Inifbres.jou- cbeldr.tell if, five or oW.vrearchlighte iyero playing on one of -;.the trawleu a tad ., were splashing the water all over fier. Both banks were:simply . benging away point Wei* at them and 'I lietier thought they would get habil. .They did get back, though,bUt‘ some of thin had tumidly enough men left to work ship. But that is like the Limeys. They will get back from anywhere while there is one man alive. A chap aboard one of the trawlers said a shell went through the wheel- house between the quartermaster and himself arid all the Q. M. said waft, \Gaw bilmey, that tickled.\ \But I know their shooting was very bad,\ said the other chap to me. \Those Turks must have thought the flue was behind - them.\ Coming back from the Dardanelles n gold stripe sent for me and asked me whether I thought • there were other ex -navy gunners in the States that would serve with the French. I told thrum the country was full of good gunners and he wanted me to write to all I knew and get them to come over. He did not mesa by this, and neither do I, that there were not good guneers in the French navy, be- cause there were—lots of them. But you can lever have too many handy boys the guns arid Ile was very anxious for me to get all I could. I bad no nay of reaching the ex-gurbies I did know, so I had to pass up this opportunl:y to recruit by mall. While we were in Brest I got per. mission to go aboard a submarine and a petly officer showeti me around, This NV:‘ , the first Gate I was in the interior , 71 . a sub and I told the officer that I It ..ald like to take a spin In the tub iny,.•if, lie introdueed me to the commander, but the petty °Meer said he did not think they would let me stay a hourti. I showed the com- mander my passport and talked to him ter a while, and he said he would take me on their practice cruise two days later if the Old Man gave Ille written permission. So I hot -footed it beck to the Cam. sard anti while I did not promise that I would get any American gunners for him 10 exchange for the written per- mission, he was free to think that If he wanted to. It seems as though he did take it that way, for he gave me a note to the sub commander and sent him another note by messenger. I wanted Murray to go too, but the Old Man said one was enough. So, two days later, I went aboard in the morning and hind breakfast with the sub crew and a good break- fast it was, too. After breakfast they Gunner Depew In French Sailor Uni- form. took stations anti the commander went up on the structure amidships, which was just under the conning tower, and I squatted down on the deck beneath the structure. Then the gas engines started up and made an awful racket and shook the old tub from stem to stern. could tell that we had cut loose from the dock and were moving. After a while they shut off the gas engines and started the motors and we began to submerge. When we were all the way under I looked through the peri- scope and saw a Dutch merchantman. We stayed under aboUt half an hour and then came back to the surface. One of the garbles was telling me later on that this same sub had gone out of control a few weeks before and kept diving and diving until she struck bottom. I do not know how many fathoms down it was, but it was farther than any commander would take a sub if he could help it. This garby said they could hear the plates cracking and it was a wonder that they did not crumple up from the pressure, but she weathered It, pres- sure button -and all, and In a quarter of an hour was on the surface. While on the surface they sighted smoke, submerged again, and soon, over the horizon came eight battleships, es- corted by Zepps and destroyers. They tested their. tubes before they got in range. Finally they let go. The first shot missed, but after that they got into it good and the garbY said all you could hear was .the knocking the 'detonated gunCettoti. • ' -,itiout five minutes War they sight- ed:lye destroyers, , t*o oil eaeh 60*, tutfirone dead ahead. T,,he sub steered t in lit right' angle Kati the Ittife giro i l , ers stayed with their convoy. The stile launched two,:tolipedoe!il ah,ieste ttititi a mile before dvink, to get away lroia the destroyers. l epfl RON' 'Said at least one1f then Was' hit. - 'Mese ships must have beee' some -4trithe lucky 'ones that came down - from the North sea. The garby said. he thought they Were , off tlfe .Dutch coast at the time, but he was not sure. But this cruise that I was on was only a practice cruise and we did not meet with any excitement In the short time that we were out. In the next Installment Gun- ner Depew tells of the wonder- ful work of the British and French navies In the Gallipoli campaign. Don't miss It. (TO BE CONTINIIEE,).) Must Remain Awake. - Opportunity knocks at every man's door,' said Uncle 'nen ; \but if you jos' sits down an' listens, you's liable to drip off to sleep an' not notice it.\ MOVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL MS(11001, LESSON (Fly REV. P. it. FITZWATER, D. D., Tvaolier of English Bible In the Moody intd o Inbtituto of Chicago.) (Copyright, 1918, West. , rn Newspaper Union LESSON FOR OCTOBER 20 ABRAHAM GIVING ISAAC TO GOD, LESSON T17:XT- Gene,ht 2271-14. 4:01.DEN give hint unto : the Lord all the days of Ids life.—I Sam tiei 1 11. ! DEVOTIONAL READINCI—Luke ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR TE ACI I EltS -Genesis E:1-6; 18:9-15; 1, Abraham Tested (vv. 1, 2). nod does not tempt men to sin (James 1:13), but he subjects them to rigid tests to prove theta, In the treat- ment of Atirilliam have a supreme centuple. (1 oil tested Abrahnin, not Lot. Sodom tested Lot. Gel tests the man who is proof against the tests of Sodom. God 111111 promised Mira. limn an heir through whom blessings were to come to the world. For many years his faith was sorely tried in wait- ing for its fulfillment. At length, his heart rejoiced in the realization of flint hope. In the lad in the patri. arelt's tent were wrapped Abrelinnee hopes, of the future when his seed should be as the stars for 11111pItinle. Ills was no ordinary expeetatIon. The human affections and ‘ Itopes were, no doubt, included; but a new , nation was to spring from him, and !stoic was the sole link making the ronneetion. Then, too, be saw the coming Belli...leer, for \Abraham saw my day and was glad\ (John 8:50). It Is only as wt. thus see all that bane meant to his fa- ther end God's purpose for the future of the world, flint we really Can entire - cede the crude! test that twee to Ahriihnin. A test lei some sense Kint- ner collies to many Christian' fatitere. and toot liens. Gott Is NIIIIng for sous and daughters to be offered oe the al. ter of his service. ,The test lii Some- thing terrifie, as some who have given up sops end daughters for the lalsehin field can testify. It is only as God Is' known to he almighty ((enesis .17:I) shell ability be given to give them up. II. Abraham Standing the Test (VV. 240). I. On the way (vv. 3, 4). Abram promptly obeyed. There was neither hesitancy nor Reciting. (hid had is- sued the command. At his call Abra- ham see!: \Ilere am 1\ (v. 1). lie could not say \No\ to God. In the ordinary titTairs of lire we call a man Weak *Ito cannot soy ''Ni,'' who has no will of his own; but the man who could not say \No\ to Cod, we count strong. Early In the morning he Was on the way to the leave of which God linti fold film. All who really believe In God will yield themselves to Itlin without question, reserve, or shrinking. Anything short of this Is not consecra- tion. We should not stop to ask how or why. It is enough to know that God has spoken. 2. \Abide ye hero\ (v. 5). This teat- ing experience was too sacred for hu- man eyes to gaze upon. How like this the words of Jesus In Gethsem- ane: \Tarry ye here.\ Human sympa- thy is sweet, and is to be prized, but we need to be alone in times of great testing. There are times when hu- man sympathy hinders us from doing our duty. When Abraham said: \We will come down again to you,\ he spoke sincerely, for he believed that God would give hint Isaac back from the dead (Deb. 11:19). 8. NUM bearing the wood upon which he Is to be offered (vv. 0, 7). This reminds us of Christ bearing the cross on the way to Calvary. Isaac must have been now a young man. He did not resist or cry omit, but graciously submitted, showing that he is making a willing saerifice. 4. The angel of the Lord calls (vv. 8-12). At the critical moment when Abraham's hand had lifted the gleam. lag blade to make real the offering, God interfered God did not want lite men sacrifice as a burnt offering, but he'watited Abraham to give tip to him his best, the •serrender of 'his will to him. (hells always pleased with fru/missive . obIe4lence. \To -obey is better than sacrifice.\ Many Mime co r n tl gefit h elTntll titi t eVan t tl iai sto givIng up ourt t j posee, Aut, when we have niet Hi? test.. as Abttfhlitn fifd, We iZot 'bark o ff r - !rigor greater ,t 4 hings, Instead. t 110.' 4 0°d 'W4! FreirfdVHImeitif t.pmb,.(yv. ;3, 14), tffind ti;1'xitrO caught In a thicket by /ire horns. Illm lAlinaltrffits offereW In htdit4 of3 htOro In the, wends \God will precede himself ;11, 100 ltee';have ;the tv1101? Plan of redemption outlined. Gott has pro- vided the costly sacrifice of his Son to. satisfy himself. t! • , . • Tie whe hat; ne taste for erder will be often wrong In hitt jmigment and seldom' Mishit - lett° or conscientious lo his actione.—Lavater. • Value of the Bible. 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