The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, November 14, 1918, Image 7

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, 4$ THE STANFQRD WORLD Albert N. Depe jpeW P2' '— EX -GUNNER AND CHIEF PETT OFF CE , U. MEMBER OF THE FOREIGN LEGION OF FRANCE CAPTAIN GUN TURRET, FRENCH BATTLESHIP CASSARD WINNER OF THE CROIX DE GUERRE <Amish. 1118, by Rely end Belson Co.. Through Specisl Arrstganers Wih es Gorge t•Ushew Adam Swine CHAPTER XIII—Continued. —12— Coming back along the same road we malted to let another convoy of mules go past, and an officer of the Royal naval division came up and began talking to our officers. He was telling them how he and his men had landed at \X\ beach, and how they had to wade ashore through barbed wire. \And you know,\ he said in a sur- prised way, as if he himself could hardly believe it, \the beggars were actually firing on tia!\ That is Just (Ike the Limeys, though. Their idea Is not to appear excited about any- thing at any time, but to act as though they were playing cricket—standing around on a lawn with paddles in their bands, half asleep. The Limeys are certainly cool under fire, though, and I think that because the Anzacs did so well at Gallipoli people have not given enough credit to the British regulars and R. N. D.'s, who were there too, and did their share of the work, and did it as well as any men could. • After a while this officer started on his way again, and as he cut across the road a French officer came up. The Limey wore a monocle, which caused the French officer to stare at him a minute before he saluted. After the Englishman had passed him the Frenchman took a large French penny eut,of his pocket, screwed it into his eye and turned toward us se that Wo could see it, but the Limey could not. That was not the right thing to do, especially befOre enlisted men, so our officers did not laugh, but the men did, and so loud that Limey turned around and caught sight of the Frenchman. Ile started back toward him and I thought sure there would be a fight, or that, more likely, the Limey would report him. Our officers should have placed the Frenchman under arrest, at that. - The Frenchman expected trouble, boo, for he pulled up very straight and stiff, but he left the penny in his eye. The Linley came up to him, halted a few paces off and without saying a word, took the monocle out of his eye, twibbled it three or four feet in the air and caught it in his other eye when it came down. ., \Do that, you blighter,\ he said and faced about and was on his way down the road. They had it on the French- man after that. This Phillippe Pierre, of whom I have spoken, told me a story about two Limey officers that I hardly be- lieved, yet Phillippe swore It was the truth. Ile had been in America before the war, and he said he had seen one of the officers that the story is about many times in New York. He said there were two Limey offi- cers going along the road a i Eguing about the German shells which the Turks were using. One of the officers said they were no good because they did not burst. Just \ about that time a shell -came along send they picked • themselves up quite a distance from where they had been standing. An- other shell whizzed by and landed flat on the side of the road. The officer walked over, dug it out of the ground, and took away the detonator and fuse —to prove that they did not explode! The only thing that would make believe that story is that Phillippe Pierre said they were Limey officers. No one but a Limey would remem- ner Fetch an argument after being knocked galley west by a shell con- cussion. I do not doubt that a Limey would do it if it could be done, though. • CHAPTER XIV. The Croix de Guerre. When we had been on the shore for about three weeks we found our- selves one morning somewhere near Sedd-el-Bahr under the heaviest fire I ever experienced. Our guns and the Turks' were at it full blast, and the noise was worse than deafening. A section of my company was lying mt in a shell hole near the commu- nication trench with nothing to do but wait for a shell to find them. We w ‘ ere stiff and thirsty and uncomfort- able, and had not slept for two nights. In that time we had been wider con- stant fire and had stood off several raiding parties and small attacks flout enemy trenches. We had no sooner got used to the shell hole and were making ourselves as comfortable as possible in it when along came a shell of what must have been the Jack Johnson size, and we were swamped. We had to dig three of the men out, and though one of them was badly wounded we could not sent' him hack to the hospital. In fact, the she;itng was so heavy that one of us ever expected to come out tf it alive. WA It was like keeping your awn death watch, with the shells tuning up for the dirge. It was impossible to listen to the shells. If you kept your mind on the noise for any length of time it would split your eardrums, I am sure. So all we could do was to lay low in the shell hole and wait for something to happen. Then they'began using shrapnel on us, and one of our machine gunners, who got up from his knees to change position, had his head taken clean off his shoulders, and the rest of him landed near my feet and squirmed a little, like a chicken that had Just been killed. It was awful to see the body without any head move around that way, and we could hardly make our- selves touch, it for some time. Then we rolled if' to the other side of the hole. Then, to one side of us, there was a more violent explosion than any yet. The earth -spouted up and fell on us, and big clouds of black smoke, sliding along the ground, covered our shell bole and hung there for some time. One of our sergeants, from the regular French infantry, said it was a shell from a Turkish 155-mtn. howitzer. That was only the first one. The worst thing about them Was the smoke —people who think Pittsburgh is smoky ought to see about fifty of those big howitzer shells bursting, one after another. We could not tell what the rest of our line was doing or how• we 'were standing the awful fire, but we felt sure they were not having any worse time than we were. In a few minutes we beard the good old \75s\ start pounding, and it was like bearing an old friend's voice over the telephone, and everybody in our shell hole cheered, though no one could hear us and we could barely hear each other. Still we knew that if the \75s\ got going in their usual style they would do fol. an 'effettlyiNittery or two; and - that looked good to us. TIM \75s\ made the noise worse, but it was al- ready about as bad as it could be, and a thousand guns more or less would not have made it any harder to stand. One of our men shouted in the ser- geant's ear that the men in line ahead of us and to the right were trying to give us a message of some kind. The sergeant stuck his head above the parapet end had a look.' But I stayed where I was—the sergeant could see for himself and me, too, as far as I was concerned. He shouted at us that the men in the other trench were trying to signal something, but he could not make it out because the clouds of smoke would roll between them and break up the words. So he laid down again in the bottom of the hole. But after a while he looked over the parapet and saw man Just leaving their trench, evi- dently with a message for us, and he had not gone five steps before ho was blown to pieces, and the lad who fol- k:eyed him got his, too, so they stopped trying then. And all the Ume the \75s\ *ere sending theirs to the Turks not far over our heads to 900 yards behind His Head Taken Clean Off His Shoul- ders. us, and the howitzers were dropping their 240.pound bits of Iron in every vacant space and some that were not vacant. It was Just one big roar and screech and growl all at once, like turning the whole dog pound loose on a piece of meat. The concussions felt like one long string of boxes on the ear, and our throats were so dry that it hurt to swallow which always mass your ears feet ketter after a strong concus- sion. One `after another of our hue Was slipping to the ground and diggin't his fists into his ears, and the rest of them sat on the parapet fire step with their heads between their knees and their arms wrapped around their heads. Our sergeant came to me after a while ond began acting just like people 'do at a show, only be shouted instead of whispered in my ear. When people are looking at one show they always want to tell you how good some other show is, and that Was the way with the sergeant. \You should see what they did to us at St. Eloi,\ lie said. \They just baptized us with the big fellows. They did not know when to stop. When you see shelling that Is shelling, you will know it, my son.\ \Well if this is not shelling, what the devil is it? Are they trying to kid us or are you, mon viols?\ which is a French expression tbut means something like \old timer.\ \My son, when you see dugouts caved in, roads pushed all over the map, guns wrecked, bodies twisted up in knots and forty men killed by one shell—then you will know you are seeing shelling.\ Then one of our men sat up straight against the parapet and stared at us and to shake , all over, but we could not get him to say anything or move. So we knew he had shell shock. And another man watched him for a while, and then hebbegan to shake, too. The sergeant said that if we stayed there much longer we would not be -fit to repel an attack, so he ordered us into the two dugouts we had made in the hole, and only himself and another man stayed outside on watch. The men in the dugout kept asking each other when the bombardment would end, and why we were not rein- forced, and what was happening, and whether the Turks would attack us. It was easy to see why we were not rein- forced—no body of men could have got to us from the reserve 4 trenches. The communication trenches were quite a distance from us and were battered up at that. Some of the men said we had been forgotten and that the rest of our troops had either ,re- tired or advanced and that we and the men in the trench who had tried to signal us were the only detachments left there. Pretty soon another—man and _I relieved the two men Who were out- side on watch, and as he went down into the dugout the sergeant shouted to us that he thought the Tut.;t) were afraid to attack. He also ordered one of us to keep a live eye toward our rear in case any of our troops should try to signal us. When I looked through a little gully at the top of the hole, toward the other trench, all I could see was barbed wire and smoke and two or three corpses. I began to shiver a little, and I was afraid I would get shell shock, too. So I began to think about Murray and how he looked when they took him off the wall. But that did not stop the shivering, so I thought about my grand- mother and how she looked the last time I saw her. I was thinking about her, I guess, and not keeping a very good lookout, when a man rolled over the edge and almost fell on me. He was from the other trenches. I carried him into the dugout Mid then went out again and stood my watch until the shifts. When We were doing half-hour When I got into the dugout again the man was comir.g to. He was Just about as near shell shock as I had been—by this time I was shivering only once in a while, when I did not watch myself. He said four men had been sliced up trying to get to us be- fore he came; that they had lost 11 men out of their 32, including the sergeant-major in command and two corporals; that they were almost out of ammunition; that the trenches on both sides of them had been blown In and that they were likely to go to pieces at any moment. He said they all thought the Turks would attack behind their barrage, for he said the curtain of fire did not extend more than a hundred yards in front of their trench. What they wanted us to do was to relay a man back with the news and either get the word to ad- vance or retire or await reinforce- ments, they did not care which—only to be ordered to do something. There Was not a commissioned officer left with either of the detachments, you see, and you might say we were up In the air—only we were really as far In the ground as we could get. -The man thought there were other of our lines not far behind us, but we knew better; so then he said he did not see how any one could get back from there to our nearest lines. I did not see either. Then we all fig- ured we were forgotten and would not come out of there alive, and you can believe me or not, but I did not much care. Anything would be better than Just staying there in that awful noise with nothing to do, and no water. Our sergeant said he would not ask any man to attempt to carry the mes- sage, because he said it was not only certain death, but absolutely useless. And he began to show that he was near shell shock himself. Then I began to shiver again, and I thought to myself that anything would be better than sitting in this hole wait- ing to go \cafard so I decided to vol- unteer. I did not think there was any chance to get through, but it seemed aka! I Just had to do something, no matter what. I had never felt that way before, and had never been anxious to \go west\ with a Shell for company, but I have felt that way since than several tames. I can tell von. The man was telling us that soma time before they had seen the Turks bringing up tuninunition from some storehouses, but li they did net come anywhere near. Ife said their sergeant wanted our messenger to tell thets that. too. Ile would say 8 few word* very fa , t. then he would shiver eget'', and lit , jaws would clip together and he would try to raise his humid, but could not. Then our sergeant asked the name of the other sergeant, and when the mun him lie said the man was senior to himself and therefore iii conumeid and woqid have to be obeyed. Ile soonied to cheer up a lot after he sail this and did not Shiver any more. I thought I would volunteer then, so I said to him, \Well men vieux. do you think we are seeing real shelling now?\ And then I was going to say I would go, but lie looked at me in a funny way for a second and then said, \Well my, son,.suppose you go and find out.\ ' I thought he was kidding me at first, but then I saw he meant it. I thought two things about it—one was that any- thing was better than staying there, and the other was that the old dugout was a pretty fair place after all. But I did not say anything to the ser- geant or the other men—Just went out of the dugout. The sergeant and another man went with tne and boost- ed me over the buck wall of the hole. I lay flat on the ground for a minute to get my bearings, and then started off. I set my course for where I thought the conatininication trenches were, to the right, and I Just stood up and ran, for I figured that as the shells were falling so thick and it was open ground I would not have any better chance if I crawled. I tripped several times and went down, and each time thought I was hit, because when I got it in the thigh at Dixmude it felt a good deal as though I had tripped over a rope. And one time when I fell n shell, ex- ploded near me and I began to shiver again, and I could not go on for a long time. All this time I did not All I Could See Was Barbed Wire ant Smoke. think I would get through, but finally, when I reached what had been the communication trench I felt I had done the worst part of it, and I began to wish very hard that I would get through—I was not at all crazy about going west The mouth of the communication trench had been battered in and the trenche.s it Joined with were all tilled up. There were rifles sticking out of them in several places, and thought probably the men had been buried alive in them. But it was too late then, if they had been caught, so I climbed over the blocked entrance to the communication trench and slatted back along it. It led up through a sort of gully, and I thought it was a bad place to dig, a communication trench in, because it gave the Turks some- thing like the side of a hill to shoot at. Every once in a while I would have to climb ip and out of a shell hole, and parts of them were blocked where a shell had caved In the walls. In one place I saw corpses all torn to pieces, so I knew the Turks had found the range and had got to this trench in great shape. At another place I found lots of blood and equipment but no bodies, and I figured that reinforce- ments had been caught at this spot and that they had retired, taking their casualties with them. The Turks still had the range, and they were sending a shell into the trench every once in a while, and I was knocked down .again, theugh the shell was so far away that it knocked me down with force of habit more than anything else. I felt dizzy and shivered a lot, and kept trying to think of Murray or anything else but myself. So finally I got to the top of the little hill over which the gully ran, and on the other side I felt almost safe. Just down from the crest of the hill was one of our artillery positions, with the good old \75s\ giving It to the Turks as fast as they could. I told the artillery officers what had hap- pened, had a drink of water and thought I would take a nap. But when they telephoned the message back to division headquarters the man at the receiver said something to the officer and he told me to stay there and be ready. I thought sure he would send me back to where I came from and I knew I never could make it -again but I did not say anything. , (TO BEI CONTINUED.) Electric locomotives are being in- creasingly adopted In South Africa for undergrOUnd haulage. DRUGGISTS!! PLEASE NOTE VICK'S VAPORUB OVERSOLD DUE TO PRESENT EPIDEMIC Tremendous Demand Last Few Days has Wiped Out Excess Stocks That We Had Estimated Would Last Until Next January. Last Week's Orders Called For One and Three Quarter Million Jars ----Today's Orders Alone Amount to 932,459 Jars. Big Shipments Are En Route to Jobbers. Until These Arrive There May Be a Temporary Shortage. All Deals Postponed —Buy in Small Lots Only. RETAILERS CAN GET IMME- DIATE SHIPMENTS DI- RECT BY PARCEL POST. This advertisement is written on Monday. October 21st. It Is directed to the attention of all distributors of 'k -k's Vapoltub, both wholesale pm) retrill. In an emergency such us the present ephlionic--our your fluty—is to distribute Vupollith in the quickest possible manner to those mee- tions strieken by influenzn. We. there- e f iill o r i o .. w e li n il g l : your careful attention to the DANGER OF SHORTAGE IF SUP- PLY IS NOT CONSERVED 011 October hat we had on iitri,il. iii our Faetory and in tWesity warebraises scattered over the country, suflicient trapoltub to last um, we thootight, until Jannitry 1st, allowing for a 511 per cent Increase over last yeur's sales, and not counting our dully output. This big excess stock hod been accumulated during the summer months. Then this epidemic of Spanish In- fluenza Itit us—unil In the host ten days this stock Ions vanished. At lirst thought t Ids tremendous demand would lust only a few flays, but the orders huiivs- run Well., Oct. 10 1s.rot doz. 2 Thur.. Oct. 17 25.33 doz. _ _ Oct., 18...., 39.25ft 110_,, 45./433 doz. Sat. Oct. 19 Mon., Oct. 21 77,705 doz. l'p to Satlirdny. Cletober 19th, we hnve acimilly shipped for this month $11/0•2s1.10, or over two million Jars of VolpoIttib. THE PROBLEM NOW IS TO DIS- TRIBUTE VAPORUB QUICKLY. Most of this tremendous quantity Is still tit route to the Jobbers, but freight ntinl 'lit'Stt lire both con- gested nowndays. and it may be twine time before this supply reaches the Jobbers. in the meantime. therefore. It is necessary that we dimtriblite. 'is widely as possible, the stock that we are iminufaclorIng daily. together with that now on the Jobbers' and retailers' shelves, in order that 11 may get to the Influenza districts quickly. Our normal output is ntLont 4,000 dozen per *ley. We are patting on a night shift, but It will be a little while be- fore tlint Is producing, WHAT WE ASK THE WHOLESALE DRUGGIST TO DO. Dist Saturday we notified all of our Jobbers, by Special Delivery, 118 fol- lows: 1st—Deals and quantity shipments of all kinds are cancelled. Fill no quantity order of any kind, /i'hetlier taken by our salesman or by your own. Sell in small lots only. 2nd—Order from UR ' In as sinnil quantities as possible. If pia tore out Ws' win try to ship mu limited ititimiotit by Parcel Post or express, and pay the charges ourselves. 3rdIn order to make distribution still quicker, W4' Will Ship direct to your retail rust •rs quantities ttot more I himiut three (3) dozen 30e hlze fit any Omit' shipment. 4th- We mire now out of the 60c NILO utah will be ter the next ten dnys. WHAT WE ASK THE RETAIL DRUGGIST TO DO. Buy in iis small quantities as timed - hie. If you have any quantity orders, giV1.11 lilt` Jobber's salesmen or given Ii' oar salesmen_ bother about them—tio need to write us—it Is ubso- lutely impossible to till these orders at this time. If the Jobbers In Your territory tire mit of Vlek's Vopoltub, we will ship you by hires.] l'oeit, pre- PIdd, 11118111111es Hot more than three (3) dozen -30e size lit any omit order. Naturally, We 01111 open accounts at this time. so your cheek or money or- der tor this amount MUNI accompany order. Don't it rite Its slitting to ship thrti pair jobber. tiM We then have to wait WWI we urn'. this Jobber nod get Ills I). K. If you wish the goods to '\'iii then your J(.Iober, have Mtn order iloctit for you. SNOWED UNDER WITH CORRE- SPONDENCE. Our force has already been \shot to pieces\ twenty -foot of our 1111 , 11 lire %venting l'itele Situ's khnkl- title ti•rent rush has simply hurled IN. All -air sale , : fey,. has been (-filled In to hells Its Ow factory. %Vt. Just mention yoti won't hold It :1;mm-A its If your wires tool letters aren't notsnereil promptly. SPECIAL _IMOKLETS. ON. SPANISH INFLUENZA. IVe earl semi. ell 114 any re- tail drneeist. MO or more little book- lets, Jost. Issued, mu Spanish Influenzit. :flying the latest It: about this iikelltie - its itishory the symp- toms- the treatment. and particultirly the use of VIck's t'iopooltuto as mitt . ex - frond application to supplement the lilt ysieln it' a t real ment NEW WAYS TO USE VAPORUB. In additien to the mond method of using Viitioltub---tlint is. Implied over the Ihrmit ehest end covered with hot flannel eintlis--our ceetienerm lire writing its daily telling sit their sue - 4`1.M iii iiSI II g Vapol(ub In other mom, particularly its n preventive. They much t utile III II filloo011 dila Inhale the vapors arising, (or melt It In in !mamma steam kettle. Where the steam kettle IS not 11%11110de. Vapoltub elm be timed In nn ordinary teakettle. Fill the tea- kettle half full of boiling water. pat in half n teaspoon of l'apollub from/Ime II) II Me — keep Olt. kettle past oltiwiy boiling soul inlinie the steam According to a Bulletin Just lemur', by the Public Health Service. Stiles 'recommends Mutt the nose and !limn t be kept coated with some oily substance. For this purpose Viipoltith Is excellent—hist put Ii little up the nostrils (Non time to time 'Ind snuff well hawk into the air leoseees. THE V.ICK CHEMICAL COMPANY. GREENSBORO, N. C. 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