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THE STANFORD WORLD 611M1WWW•••••••..., MINIMUM IIIIII 111111111 I MIMI! IIIIIIIHM ma ea) email mama Mit ifullliM111111111M I M MIIIIIRRII II IIIIII Menu I M III II GUNNER DEPEW ALBERT N. DEPEW 6 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111 1 111 11 11 111 1 1111111 1 111I 11111111111111 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111i111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 By Ex -Gunner and Chief Petty Officer, U.'S. Navy Member of the Foreign Legion of' France Captain Gun Turret, French'Eattleship Cassard Winner of the Croix de Guerre Copyright, WM by Rent, and Britton Co., Through Bpettial Arrangement With the George Matthew Adams Service CHAPTER XIV—Continued. —13 -- When I looked around I saw that ?ex real position was to the right of (shere the artillery was, and that, thee(' were three lines of trenches with French infantry in them. So the trenches I bad corne . from were more Like outposts than anything ;else, and were cut off. I felt pretty sure, then, that the boys In them would never 7atne back alive, because as soon as their fire let up the Turks would ad - !fence, and to keep them hack per guns eepuld have to wipe out our men, and tr they did not, the Turks would. At gest I was glad I had come out, but then I remembered what the artillery racer had said and I figured I would have to go back and stay with them er bring them back. Either way there was not one chance in a hundred that any of us would make it. Because when I got through It was really just a miracle and nobody would have thought it could happen. Then the officer told me to go back to the beach, where our naval guns were, and that I was detailed to them. Maybe you do not think I was glad? But there was rough work still ahead of,me, because when I got behind the third line Issaw a wide open field that was light gray from the shell smoke hanging over it, and I could sce the fleshes where the big ones were doing their work, and I had to go through that field. I fell time and again, sometimes when I thought a shell was near, and sometimes when I had no reason for le—only I was thirsty again, and was shivering all the time, and was so weak I could not !lace choked a gold- fish. I do not remember hardly any- thing about going theough that field, rind you might say the next thing I knew was when I was overtaken by a dispatch runner, and got in a tin tub at the side of a motorcycle and was taken to the guns. I felt ready for a Rip Van Winkle nap then, lint the officer in command would not let me. lie said they were short of gunners—the terrific shelling had killed off dozens of them—and as he knew I could point a gun he had ordered them over the telephone to get me to the beach as fast as possi- ble. He spotted the two warehouses I have spoken of for inc and said it was up to us to - put them out of com- mission. The gun was a 14 -inch naval, and that looked good to me. so I bucked up a lot. The warehouses were about 10 or 11 miles away, I should judge, and about 30 or 40 yards apart. I felt very weak, as I have said, and shivered every once in a while, so I did not think I could do mach gunping worth whistling at. But they loaded the old 14 -inch and nolde ready, and we got the range and all was set. The officer told me to let her ride. So I said to myself, \This is one for you, Murray, old boy. Let's go from here.\ So I sent that one along and she landed direct and the warehouse went do I Sent That One Along, and She Landed Direct. up In lire and smoke. 1 felt good then, and I laid the wires on the other ware- house and let her go. But she was too high Ind I made a clean miss. Then I was mad, because I had sent that one over for myself. So I got the cross wires on the warehouse again and, said to myself, 'This Is not for any- body, Just for luck, because I sure have had plenty of it today,\ Then the Juice came through the Wires and into the charge, and away she went, and up went the second warehouse. That made two directs out of three, and I guess it hurt the Turks some to lose all their ammunition. The officer kissed me before I could duck and slapped me on the back and 1 keeled over. I was just all In. They brought me to with rum, and Ike y said I was singing when I came to. When they tried to sing, to show ire what song It was, I figured It was i'iweet Adana*\ they ineanL But I do not believe I Caine to. einging. be- cause I never sang \Sweet Adeline\ before, that I know of, or any other song when anybody was in range. But I beard it lots of times, so maybe I did sing It at that. Then I went to Sleep feeling fine. The next morning the detachment from the Cassard was withdrawn. and I saw some of the men who had been in the two trenches, but I was not near enough to speak to them. So I do not 'know how they got out. You never saw a happier bunch in your life than we were when we plied Into, the lifeboats and started for the Cassard. The old ship looked pretty geed to us, you can bet, and we said if we never put our hoofs on that place again it would be soon enough. -We were shelled on our way out to the Cassard, and one boat was over- turned, but the men were rescued. Two men in the launch I was in were wounded. But we did not pay any attention to that shelling—the Turks might just as well have been blowing peas at us through a soda straw for all we cared. I notieed that when we came near the Caseinti the other boats held up anti let our launch get into the lead, and that we circled around the Cas- surd's bows and came up on the star- board side, which was unusual. But I did not think anything of It until I came over the side. There were the side ,boys titled up, and the Old Man was there, with the ship's steward beside him. He took the log book from the stew- ard and showed it to me, and there was toy name on It. Now when you are punished for anything you fire logged, but I could not figure out what I had done to get punished for, so I was very much surprised. But the Old Man slapped me on the eack and everybody cheered, and then I saw it was not punishment, but Just the op- posite. When people ask me what I have received my decoration for (Croix de Guerre), I tell Umin I de pot rightly know, and that Is a fact. I do not know whether It was for going back from those trenches or for destroying the storehouses. So I always tell them I got It for working overtime. That is what the Limeys say, or If 'they have the Victoria cross they say they got it for being very careless. Ask one of them and see. All of us were certainly glad to be aboard the Cassard again, and if any place ever looked like home to me it was the old ship. Our casualties were very high and we were therefore or- dered to put back to Brest. We had a great little Celebration that night, and next morning weighed anchor and started back, after clearing for action. I was still pretty blue about Mur- ray, but very much relieved as to the safety of may own skin, and I figured that after the Dardanelles and my last day there they had not made the right bullet for me yet. The rest of us felt about the same way and we were sing- ing all the time. CHAPTER XV. Je Suis Bless°, As usual, when we got to Brest there was rush work day and night on the Cassard to get her out and supplies of all kinds'/Vera loaded for our next visit to the Turks. The French gar- bles were always keen for the trip back to Brest—they were sure of load- ing up on tobacco and other things they needed. My twelfth trip to the Dardanelles was different from the others. The Cassard was doing patrol work at the time in the neighborhood of Cape Helies. Those of us who had served on the Peninsula before were thank- ing our stare for the snap we were having—just cruising around waiting for something to happen. We had not been there very long be- fore something unexpected did happen, for we ran into two enemy cruisers— which I afterwards heard were the Werft and KaiserlIche Marine—one on the starboard and one on the port. How they had managed to sneak up so near us I do not know. They opened up on us at not much more than a thousand yards and gave us a hot time from the start; though wlth any kind of gunnery they should have done for us thoroughly. We came right back at them and were getting in some pretty goose shots. I was In the 14 -inch gun turret, star- board bow—my old hangout—and we were letting them have it about four shots every five minutes apd scoring heavily. I do not know how long we had been fighting when part of our range finder was carried away. It was so hoe though, and we were so hard at it that such a little Gilt'g like that did hot bother us. It Is hot in any gun turret, but I have always noticed that It is hotter there in the Durdanelles than In any other place. The sweat would simply cake up on us, until our faces were Just covered with a film of pow- dery shift But the range finder was carried away, and although it looked bad for us I was feeifug so good that I vol- unteered to go on deck and get an- other one. I got outside the turret door and across the deck, got the nec- essary parts and was coming back with them when I received two ma- chine-gun bullets in the right thigh. One went clear through bone rind all and drilled a hole on the other side, while the other (mine within MI inch of going through. The peculiar thing is that these two were in a line above the wound I got at Dixinude. The line is almost as straight as you could draw it with a ruler. Of course it knocked me down and I hit my head a pretty hard crack Ott I Was Able to Crawl on to the Turret Door. the steel deck, but I was able to crawl on to the turret door. Just as I was about to enter the gun was fired. That particular charge happened to be de- fective. The shell split and caused a back fire and the cordite, fire and gas came through the breech, which the explosion had opened. It must have been a piece of cordite which did it but whatever it was, It hit me in the right eye and blinded it. The ball of the eye was saved by the French surgeons and looks normal, but It pains me greatly sometimes and they tell me it will always be sight- tem. I was unconscious Immediately from the blow and from the quantity of gas which I must have swallowed. This gas did me a great deal of damage and gives me (nee); spells often to this day. I do not know what happened during the rest of the engagement, as I did not regain conscidusuess until three days later at sea. But I heard In the hospital that the French super - dreadnaught Jeanne d'Arc and the light cruiser Normandy were in it as well as ourselves, though not at the time I was wounded, and that we had all been pretty well battered. The Cassard lost 96 men in the engage- ment and had 48 wounded. Some of our turrets were twisted into all man- ner of shapes and part of our bow was carried away. One of our lieu- tenants was killed in the engagement. I was told that both the Werft and the Raiserliche Marine were sunk in this engagement. I have seen pictures of sailors from the Werft who were prisoners at Interment camps. When we arrived at Brest the wounded were taken from the ship in stretchers and after we had been rest- ed for about fifteen minutes on the dock put into ambulances and rushed to the hospital. On the way those who could leaned out of the ambulance and had a great time with the People along the streets, many of whom they knew, for the Cassard was a Brest ship. And of course the women and children yelled, \Viva la France I\ and were glad to see the boys again, even though they were badly done up. Some of our men were bandaged all over the face and head and it was funny when they had to tell their names to old friends of theirs, who did not recognize them. As soon as one of the Brest people recognized a friend off he would go to get cigarettes and other things for him and some of them almost beat us to the hospital. I do not know, of course, just what the surgeons did to nie, but I heard that they had my eyeball out on my cheek for almost two hours. At any rate they saved it. The teeth wounds were not dangerous in themselves and if it had not been for the rough treat- ment they got later on they would be quite healed by this time, I am sure. I really think I got a little extra at- tention in the hospital in many ways, for the French were at all times anx- ious to show their friendliness to America. Every time my meals were served there was a little American flag on the platter and always a large American flag draped over the bed. I had everything I wanted given to me at once and when I was able to, all the cigarettes I could smoke, which were not many. While I was still in bed In the hos- pital I received the Croix do Guerre, which I had won at the Dardanelles. The presentation was made by Lieu- teamet Ito rbey. Ile pouted nit Ameri- can Ilse on my breast, a Fretich flag beneath it and beneath that the war cross. He kissed me on lioth cheeks, of coarse, which was taking advantage of a cripple. But it is the usual thing with the French, as you know --I mean tho kb -slug, not the meanness to cripples. When he had pinned the medal 011 he said he thanked me from the hot. tont of his heart for the French people. and 11130 thanked all the Americans who had come over from their own land to help a country with which most of them were not connected. Ile said it wits a war la which na- tionsuniti‘y'hich w were taking part, hut In r there were just two ideas, freedom and despotism, and a lot more things that I cannot remember. He finished by seeing that lie wished lie could dec- orate ell of us. Of course it was great stuff for me and I thought I wits the real thing sure enough, hut I could not help thinking of the remark I have heard here in the States—\I thank you and the 'whole family thanks )on.\ And It was hard not to laugh. Also It :seemed funny to me, because I did not rightly know just whet they were giving ins the medal for—though it was for one of two things—find I do not know to this tiny. But I thought it would nee be polite to ask, so I let it go at that There were twelve other nasal offi- cers who were present and they and all the other people did a lot of cheer , ing and vived mime to a fare -you -well It wits great stuff, altogether, and I should linve liked to get a medal every day. One tiny I received a letter from a man who had been in my company in the Foreign Legion and with whom ) had been pretty chummy. His lettei was partly in French and partly in English. It was all about who had been killed and who had been wound- ed. Ile also mentioned Murray's death, which he had heard about, and about my receiving the Croix de Guerre. I was wishiug he had said something :Mout Itrewn. WII0111 I had lint heard from and who I knew would visit me if he had the chance. But two or three days later I got another letter from the mime innn and when I opened it out tumbled a photo- graph. At first all I saw wits Mitt ii was the photograph of a man crucified with bayonets, but when I looked at It closely I saw it was Brown. fainted then, just like a girl. When I came to I could hardly make myself think about it. Two of my pals gone! It hurt me so tnuch Gs think of et that I crushed the lettet up in my band, but later on I could read parts of it. It said they had found Brown this way near Dixmude about two days after he had been re ported missing. No three of us went over and two stayed there. It 'seem! very strange to me that both of ni) Pius should be crucified and if I were superstitious I do not know what eyelid think about it. It made mat sick and kept roe from recovering am fast as I would have done otherwise Both Brown and Murray were good pals and very good men in a fight I often think of them both and aboul the things we did together, but lately I have tried not to think about then much because It is very sad to thins what torture they must have had tt stand. They were both of great credit to this country. The American consul visited me quite often and I got to calling Ma Sherlock because lie asked 130 many questions. We played lots of garnet together, mostly with dice, and had e great time generally. After I became convalescent he argued with me that Iliad seen enough, and though I refill, did think so—however much I dislike what I had seen—he got my discharge from the service on account of phys teal Inability to discharge the usual duties. After I bad been at the hoe pital for a little over a month I was discharged from it, after a little party in my ward with everyone taking part and all the horns blowing and all the records except my favorite dirge played e one.after another. Sherlock arranged everything tom me—my passage to New York, cloth. lag. etc. I ran up to St. Nazaire and Raw my grandmother, loafed around a while and also visited Lyons. After a short time I returned te Brest and got my passage on the Georgic for New York. I had three trunks with rite full of things I had picked tip around Europe and had been keeping with my grandmother. Among my belongings were several things I should like to show by plie tographs in this book, but no one but mermaids can see them now, for down to the locker of Davy Jones they went (TO BE CONTINUED.) Shrines to Foxes. There are numberless shrines In Japan dedicated to foxes. The badger Is another animal feared by the super- atitions Japanese mind. It is believed to have power to annoy people, and OD be able to turn into a priest at will. Time crying Of weeklies and the Muhl of dogs are considered evil omens, and such Insignificant happenings mend a shudder through the believers. IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAb SUM/601001 LESSON P. It, FITZWATER. D. P Teacher of English Bible in the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) (Copyright. 1918. Western Newspaper Union:1 LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 24 JACOB AND ESAU RECONCILED. LESSON' TEXT—Genesis 33:1-11, e s eneieN TexT—A soft answer turneth esetey wrath -- Proverbs 15:1. DEVOTIONAL READING—Psalms 46, A 3 1 ,2 1) . ITION AI. 51 ATE111 A 1.—OenesIs 32: 3-3 From Bethel, Jacob went to Paden- i ram to his mother's people. llere he Nerved leilian for twenty years—four- teen years for his wives mid six years for certain wages. In his dealings with Lillian he finds his !unfelt—two schemers get together—\illanunid cuts diamond.\ 11- 1 2 . 1) J . acob Departs for Canaan (31: The erne had conic for Jacob to Ito hack to hitekinered in the land of Canaan. The Lord Instructed blin so to do (v. 13). Though going forward iii tier the direction of God, his Jiteoh- nature CHURN, him to tiike clandestine leave of Lillian. When Labial realized the situation he went in hot pursuit, 1: i :t ill I:H a i appered unto Min In a &Mo o and warned lilin against any act of vi - toward Jacob. They formed d c , onpact and Latein returned home. II. Jacob on the Way (tempter 32.) Lublin's return freed Jane) from the enemy who was pursuing him from 'whine, but lie faced ii more formida- tie one ln the person of Esau. I. Jaceli meeting the angels (v. 1). Two camps of angels met him to give him the assurance flint God would It' well lilm aceording to his promise. Notwithstanding this, he continued to seherne, lie sent ti. deputation with a messuge of good cheer to Esau. 2. Jacob praying (vv. 9-12). Esau made no reply to J111( . 1•11 . :4 mee sage, hut went forward with tin army ef men, four hundred strong. el meet Jacob. Jacob Is in great distress, therefore be ensts himself upon Godl 'n prayer. This is a fine speelmen of effectual prayer. It is ehort, direct, and earnest. (1) Ho reniinds'Ood of his com Me nil issued for his return, and also of the covenant promise (31 ::1). Smartly, God would not Issue a command and hen leave tiliii In such a strait. (2) Pleads God's promise as to hula personal safety (v. 9, cf. Genesis 28:13-15, 31-33). In our pray- ing we ;Mould definitely plead God's pronilses in his word, on the ground ef covenant relationship in Christ. (3) Confesses unworthiness (v. 10). In Me he shows thq proper spirit of humility. (4) Presents definite peti- tions (v. M. He lays before the Lord the definite request to be delivered front the wrath of Esau. 3. The angel of Jehovah wrestling with Jacob (32:24-32). , In God's school of discipline, Ja- cob is making some Improvement, but rtill he is under the sway of self- will and self -trust. Though he had laid the matter definitely before the Lord, he thought that his scheming would render God some assistance. Accordingly, he sent presents ahead to appease the anger of Esau. While icurneying along, a man met him and wrestled with hem, but Jacob knew not who he was. Perhaps he thought that nem had pounced upon him in the eark. He exerted every ounce of strength in what he thought Was the struggle for his very life. The morn- ing was approaching, and still the wrestlers continued, Jacob not know- ing it was Jehovah manifest In hu- man form. This is the second crisis in Jacob's life. He did not dare to enter the promised land under the con- trol of his self-suMciency; hie selfish ev:11 must he broken; his Jacob -nature intuit he changed. God humbled him by dislocating his thigh. When thus humbled, he milt wrestling and clung to God. He got the blessing when he, conscious of his weakness, laid hold of °. od Ja 4 ' cob gets a new name (v, 28). He was , no longer Jacob, the sup- planter; but Israel, a prince of God. His new name was given him after he had a new nature. He came face to face with God, and face to face with himself, and tong the battle to t e a finish. We must ha the new -na- tsre before we can en , Ir the place of blessing. Jacob' came to realize that he hind been struggling with God, for he called the place \Pentel which means \face to face with God.\ III. Jacob Meets Esau (33:1-11). God had evidently wrought with Esau, for when Jacob approached him the sting of bitterness was gone. It was not Jacob's scheming that re moved Esau's anger, but the action of the Supernatural upon his heart. At Jabbok Jacob got right with God, so when he met Esau it was an easy matter to get right with him. When we are right with God it is an easy n.atter to get right with our brother. In This Life. We henr much of love to God. Christ spoke much of love to man. We make a great deal of pence with heaven. Christ made much of peace on earth, Religion is not a strange , or added thing, hut the Inspiration of the secu- lar life, the breathing of an eternal spirit through this temporal world. Man and His Faith. Faith is the substratum of life; so that a man will be as he believes, and will believe as he livese-e Vm. M. Tay- lor, Mr. McMurray %Vas In a Had Way Until lie Used Doan's---Tbey Brought a Quick Cure, P. IL McMurray, 48 W. Hickory St., Chicago Heights, 111., says: \1 113a aL waya a strong Mall until I was taken iv alit kidney tlatuble. I worked many y ears as at blacksmith and this work brought tlic tenable on. When I stooped over there Was a gi ludo)); pain in 111V hack and I couldn't straighten up for •four or time minuten. Some. times it took me half an hour tosput en may I Oil CO bail, 1 1,14 to lay MT Work for s lit a tune. (Men I haVe to get tip a •!...eit times at night to pa,‘ ila• kieme /Awn , t inns, and they burned like lire. My feet swelled, and at 6111(.8 they burned so that it seetni41 1 was stan , litig on a hot stove. 1 had quilt; Of gatspillg for brea alt and dizzy 'Tells, too, suit may healt It failed rapidly. I wan told that my it'd, mug ' a were over, but Doon's were brought to by pltention,and before I had used one- box, I Wan to feel relieved. I kept. On / fund by the lime I hail used ten boXes, I was nladdiitely owed. All pains left no' lmek and other 'Imp - bons of kidne - SI onble disappeared and I felt as well .ind r.ifig an ever.\ \Nubscribed arid sworn to before ate this ;th dou of July 1917\ 1'11) 11. tillit1'1110, Votary Palate. (',et Doan'. at Any Store, 800 a floe DOAN'S - N E Y PILLS FOSTER-MILBURN CO., BUFFALO, N. Y. PATENTS Had to Give Up Work Mr. &Murray Woolen B. Oploman, Patent Luvryormaahlogion, I) C. Advt.. and books trots. Rates ruasouatild. IC g hoe t refor000rsa. dianwerflotai. Free illustrated book tells how% Ma DEMAND IN Pgrivgit t,r iii tour re 1, 4'fl s Mos raw Ls o' : I Wiltkatal.ring kg money h , re. Den, r i1f00at and best market 11 on eetth for Wooten) Trucpers and t urPhIppen,, 67111PNIINS or Ooecer le thit ..cluolf tuarat r21:VaIalai4 nnzaq I • • 0r \od.,..1 4 .1ov a Taii\ at Factory Prices StittittENIt sells traps, online% ballet I and all taper.' Supplona at rock Settee, C06, t.sby forhg II denoted TrapCs ta1dr. I For 1\i.'. 1.0 , t and t,h1ppiny arl —All. PR I g•A. 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Our tharike should be as fervent fer mercies received as our petitions for mercies; sought—C. Shinbone. KIDNEY TROUBLE OFTEN CAUSES SERIOUS BACKACHE When your back aches, and your blad- der and kidneys seem to be disordered, go to your nearest drug store and get a bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp -Root. It is a physician's prescription for ailments of the, kidneys and bladder. It has stood the test of years and has a reputation for quickly and effectively giving results in thousands of cases. This preparation so very effective, has been placed on sale everywhere. Get. a bottle, medium or largo size, at your near- ' est druggist. Ifowever, if you wish first to test this preparation send ten cents to De Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. When writing be sure and men- tion this paper.—Adv. A young ninn has too much eon& .dence In the girl he loves to.belleve her when she says \no.\ PANnlirourEyestkedCans, TrY Murine Eye Remedy '. g .;, ,, Ftk t v . 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