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banquets doubly welcome. Honor is often coupled with tragedy by the fortunes of war, as in the bit of history that the Corporal tells:

It seems that every one of the pals I had got bumped off. Lindsey got it about the hottest part of the fighting. Our company, and especially our platoon, got into about the worst nest there was to clean out. They were on top of a steep hill and behind big rocks with machine guns and until we could get within handgrenade distance of them we didn't have a chance. But of course we got there in the end after several attempts and the loss of half our men. Our platoon lost about as heavy as any in the Marine Corps and we had about as good men as there were in the outfit, too. That isn't hot air either, it's the truth.

Lindsey has been given a D. S. C. and if a man ever deserved one he does. If you see his folks you can tell them that he showed lots of the stuff that heroes are made of. The first day he fought hard all day and then helped carry wounded all night, and after just a very little rest he went into the second day's fighting with no rifle and only his gas-mask stuffed full of hand-bombs and two automatic pistols. He and I were together and we got close enough to hear the Boche officer give the command to fire before they opened up. We dropt behind a rock and he called me to where I could see better to snipe with my rifle. Then they started throwing bombs and we ran them away from three guns when we started up the hill to where there were more machine guns and a sniper that was up in a tree got him. We had just started when all of a sudden he crumpled up and went down. He just looked over at me and said, "Go get them, Lowery." It sure takes the heart out of a fellow to see his best friend go down like that. And then they wonder why we didn't want to take prisoners. I suppose he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for dragging our lieutenant from within a few feet of a machine gun after he was wounded the first day. The boys, every one, deserve lots of credit for the way they fought and skirmished in their first real battle. They obeyed commands as long as there were officers to give them, and after our officers were all killed or wounded they kept going until orders came from the major to stop.

There was a bunch of about eight of us that hung together and they seemed to get us first of all. There are only two of us left now. You don't want to worry over this letter too much, because it's over with now and it will probably be some time before we get any more of that, and if we ever do it won't be as bad this time because the Boche gives up now almost as soon as he finds out that it's the marines that are after him. You may know that when one marine can capture eighty-three prisoners in a bunch and bring them in Now alone that they must respect us. that isn't bull either, it really and truly happened. We had some funny things happen up there, too, and once in a while a fellow would have to laugh even when he didn't know whether he was going to get out or not.

I would have liked to have had time to see some of the fine works of art in Paris, but we only had one day and two nights there so I didn't have much time. Just saw Napoleon's Arch of Triumph and one or two of the most prominent things. It's sure some city.


Don't.-Motto for the gasoline-savers, to be hung on the garage door that it may be seen Sunday mornings: "Don't keep the home tires turning."-Chicago Evening Post.

Real Progress.-HE-" And how are you getting on with your collecting for the soldiers?

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But a Worm Sometimes Turns. conscientious objector " told the tribunal


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Indicating Her Desires.-A man charged at Kingston last week stated that he left his wife because she had twice thrown him down three flights of stairs, struck him with a garden-rake, and locked him out at night. It is good to find, even in these brutalizing days, that there are still men who can take a delicate hint.-Punch.

This Happened Before America Got In. -A wife whose husband is on active service recently presented him with a bouncing baby boy. She wrote to ask him when he should get leave, and also when the war I would be over.

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"DEAR LUCY.-I don't know when I shall get leave or when the war will be over, but if the baby should be called up before I get leave, give him a parcel to bring out to me." Your loving husband, BILL."-Tit-Bits.

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Of the Tommies in a temporary camp; And Ethel-nervy Ethel!-is a motordriving Waac,

And fairly saved her special Brigadier The day that Fritz got busy and our line

came surging back

In a temporary movement to the rear."

A temporary Major they've contrived to

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There's a temporary shortage of the things
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September 18.-British and French troops advance from one to three miles in a coordinated operation on a twenty-twomile front north and south of St. Quentin. British elements cross the Hindenburg line at Villeret and Gouzeaucourt. French troops reach the western outskirts of Francilly-Selency, three miles west of St. Quentin. Six thousand prisoners are captured by the British. The Paris bulletin announces the capture of a few hundred.

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The Berlin report claims recapture of a portion of the trenches northeast of Dixschoote which remained in the hands of the Belgians after the fighting of September 9. Australians who penetrated the German line between Hargicourt and Pontrouet are reported to have been halted by a counter-attack west of Bellicourt. American artillery and airplanes are reported active on the St. Mihiel front. September 20.-The village of Moeuvres, seven miles west of Cambrai, is recaptured by the British. In the LempireEpehy sector, northwest of St. Quentin, Haig's troops advance their line more than a mile. An advance on a front of two and a half miles northeast of La Bassée is also recorded.

French forces in the region of St. Quentin capture Essigny-le-Grand and make additional prisoners.

Berlin reports the repulse of British assaults, with the capture of prisoners, near Moeuvres, and the capture of 130 French prisoners in enterprises west of Jouy.

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