The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 16, 1918 Page: 4 of 6
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rn"U toward the firing line. Errrf-
(NNly cnncM down u low ss usdh
Me whllo jamplug to the right sM
loft. Before and behind us Hi** bullets
were flying cvnUnuounljr, yet wo
reached the trluf lint- without Ioanna
We were greetod joyously by our tuurd-
premed comrade*. The WryH* refll*
mem itad not raffmil any Iomwm ex-
< * I>f for a few slightly vr winded um
vi lio were still able to take part In tbo
We were lying flat on the ground
iind firing In the direction ordered for
all we were worth, even though wo
liud not seen our enemies. That woe
:i|*|>arently not Interesting enough to
soiiii' of our soldier*. They wanted
to know how the people were looking
whom they hud to shoot at. They got
up to u kneeling position. Two men of
my eompuny hud to pay for their curl*
...ity with their lives almost Instantly.*
Th<* Arid vletim of our party went
down without a sound. The second
threw his anus high In the air and fell
ou his buck. Roth were dead la-
It Is Impossible for roe to describe
ilie feeling thut overcame roe la the
llrkt real volley ns We advanced and
came dlreetly within the range of the
lire. I no longer felt any fright, only
:tn Impulse to get Into netlon na quick-
ly as possible. Vet at the sight of Uaj
rtrst corpse a terrible fear seised me.
For minutes I was completely stunned,
lost all self-control and wan absolute-
ly unable to think or do anything.
I pressed my face and hands dose
to the ground. 1 wanted to dutch my
gun and shoot blindly. Presently I
mimed down. I suddenly became con-
tented with myself and conditions
about me and when soon afterward
the command wan sounded along the
whole line. "Spring out!” “Forward
march I” 1 charged as did everyone
else like one possessed. The order to
halt followed. Like wet hags we
plumped to the ground. Firing had be-
Our firing now heroine more lively
momentarily and Increased to a fear-
ful Toudnem. If we hud occasion to
say anything to our comrades we Iind
to shout so loudly In their ears that It
hurt our throats.
Under the effect of our fire the ene-
my grew restless, the fire weakened
and hls line wavered. As only MM
meters separated us from them we
could observe exactly what happened
there. We saw about half the enemy
retire In the following ninuner: Every
other man quit the line, leaving hls al-
ternate Id hls place. Those remaining
held ou until the retiring party halted.
We used this moment to Inflict the
most severe losses on the retreating
enemy. An far as we could scan the
horlxon to the right anti left we saw
the Germans advancing In several sec-
tors. Also for our detachments the
order came to advance as the enemy
The task of clinging to the heels
of the retiring enemy so tenaciously
that no time would he allowed to make
m new stand fell.to us. We followed
the lletgtano. scarcely stopping to
breathe on the way. In order to pre-
vent their fortifying themselves In a
village situated Just ahead. We knew
that a bloody houar-lo-house fight lay
before us. yet the Belgians never at-
tempted to estubllsh themselves, but
managed to escape with astonishing
In the meantime we received re-en-
forcements. Our company waa now
pretty well scattered and fought with
whatever aatt was nearby. The body
I Joined had to remain In the village
to search systematically for scattered
soldiers. From this village we saw
that the Uenuuns hud gained on all
shies. Field artillery, machine gun
detachments and other equipment ar-
rived nnd we were all astonished at
their coming so quickly.
But there was no time to he spent
In s|ieculstlon. With fixed bayonets
we went from house to house, door to
door, and while the results were negli-
gible because we found no soldiers wo
did not come out quite empty-handed.
We made the Inhabitants deliver all
guns and mnnlllous and ao forth In
their possession. The mayor, accom-
panying the soldier*. explained to
every rltlaen that all found with arms
after the search would bo punished
according to the rules of war and
Dorman rules of war In Belgium
An hoar might have passed when
we were again aroused by the sound
of artillery find gunfire. A now battle
had begun. Whether the artillery was
from our village. The bombardment
was tremendous. The ground shook
from the growling and moaning that
rolled backward nnd forward, always
seeming to become stronger.
The ambulance columns now
brought la the first wounded. Cour-
iers sped by us. War had set In la
nil Its phases.
Darkness came over us before we
had fintdMd our house-la beams search.
We dreggld all the mellrsmsa, straw
u^ki and fonther beds that wo could
lay our hahds on. to the community
school and church to earn for tho
fd. They were mads an com-
fortable ns pasolhle. Worn other sur-
rounding villages now came tho drat
fugitives. They may have been march
lug. fur they looked tired and utterly
m and children were
la one amen. They
hbd meed nnthlng except their hate
Mvea. la baby
meetnl Mia of thetr tueaf. Whe
ever the; ImM *m sae of an Gee-
man midlew they citnged In teem.
Mow •Bweat then* were hm tha
had test tagged, ^whn had met aaja
tried tn team tho mmm ef thin fright
fear gave these people the appears new
of bunted animals; there was also
hatred toward the Invaders who had
fallen npoa them and driven them
from their hisses by aight.
In the evening wo departed and
'tried to reach our own regiment. Tho
HHglcae had concentrated somewhere
to the rear under cover of ilarkoessi
Wm were quH* near the neighborhood
of tho fortified city of Liege. Many
settlements through which we passed
stood h flames; the Inhabitants driven
oat. passed as In droves. Women,
ehlMMn and old men were buffeted
about sad seemed to be everywhere la
the way. Without alms or plans, with-
out a place ou which to lay their heads
these poor people dragged themselves
Again we reached a village, which
to all appearances had been Inhabited
by contented people. Now indeed
nothing but rums could be seen.
Wrecked bouses and forma, dead tol-
tilers; German and Belgian, and among
them many civilians, who had been
shot by military order.
Toward midnight we reached tha
German lines. The Germans had
tried to take a village which lay with-
in the fortified belt of Liege and wan
defcoded tenaciously by (he Belgians;
Here nil forces bad to be used In or-
der to drive the enemy out. bouse by
house and street by street. It was not
very dark yet. so that we bad to wit-
ness with nil of our senses the terrlblo
fight* which developed here. It was n
iiuni-to-mun fight. With the butts of
our guns, knives; gats, teeth we went
against the enemy.
Oaa of my best Mends fought with
a giant Belgian. The guns of both bad
fallen to the ground. They hammered
one another with fists. I had Just
closed an account with a twenty-two-
year old Belgian and was going to am
slat my friend because Ida antagonist
was of superior strength. Sly friend
succeeded suddenly In biting the Bel-
gian on the chin so deeply that he torn
a piece of flesh out with hla teeth. Tha
Belgian's pnin must have been terri-
ble. He released my comrade and ran
away with an lusnue cry of pain.
Everything developed by seconds.
The blood of the Belgian ran out of
my friend’s mouth; a terrible nausea
and Indescribable loathing seized him.
The taste of warm human blood
brought him utmost to the verge of In-
sanity. In the course 6f this night
battle I came In contact for the first
time with the butt of a Belgian gun.
During a band-to-lurad fight with a
Belgian, a second enemy soldier
struck me ou the hack of the head
with the butt of hls gun so hard that
tuy helmet wae forced dowu over my
ears. The pain was fearful and 1
When I revived, I wan lying In a
barn, with my head bandaged, among
other wounded men. My wound was
not severe. I only had a feeling as if
my Dead was twice Its normal size.
The other wounded soldiers and tha
ambulance men said the Belgians had
been forced hack within the forts and
thut hard fighting waa still la prog-
Wounded men were brought In con-
tinuously and they told as that tha
Germans had already stormed several
forts and had taken n number of main
and auxiliary defenses, hat coaid not
hold them because they had not been
sultlclei-tly supported by artillery. Tha
defenses Inside the forts nnd their gar-
risons were still intact. The situation
was not ripe for a storming attack, so
llie Germans had to retire with eoor-
mous losses. The reports we received
were contradictory. It woo Impossible
to get a clear picture. In the
lime the artillery bombardment had
become ao Intense that It horrified
even the German soldiers The heavi-
est artillery was brought Into nettoa
against tho steel and concrete
No soldier so for knew anything of
the existence of the 42-eentt meter mor-
tars. Long after Liege waa la Ger-
man hands these soldiers could not
understand how It was possible that
the defenses; which consisted of doa-
ble six-meter walls of ateol and con-
crete. were reduced altar only a law
I myself could not taka part la thaaa
operations, being wounded, hut my
comrades told ma later how the rap-
ture of the several forts cams about.
Artillery of all caliber wan trained on
Um forts; bat It won the 21-centimeter
mortars and tha 42s which psrfarmsd
tha real work.
From a distance tha 4£ceatlmetsr
wete heard ta arrive, te tha
accompaniment of a fearful biasing
that tauadrd like a Mag drawn eat
which filled the whale at-
e. Wherever It fell, every-
thing was destroyed within a radios
of several hundred motors. The ntr
prtnmre which Ihe bursting of the pro-
jectile produced waa so terrible that It
made breathing dMkalt for thane ef
as who wete bolding the advanced pm
To make this witches' holiday
They wen not discovered by the earn
my until they were etooe to the forts,
which immediately played all the
Playod the Searchlight on Them.
searchlights at their disposal on them,
hunting the firmament for Ihe flying
foe. The whirling of the propellers
of the airships stopped suddenly. In-
stead, high In the air a brilliant light
appeared, the searchlight of the Zep-
pelin. which, for a moment. Illuminat-
ed the entire landscape.
Suddenly all became dark again. A
few moments later powerful detona-
tions revealed the fact that the Zep-
pelin had thrown off “tmHuat ” That
went on a long while. Explosion fol-
lowed explosion. These were followed
by clouds of fire. la the air, exploding
shrapnel which the Belgian artillery
fired at the airships could be observed.
The whirling of the propellers started
up again, directly above our heads. It
became quieter and quieter, until the
powerful ships of the air disappeared
from our vicinity.
Thus the forts were leveled. Thou-
sands of Belgians lay behind the walls
and under the fortifications; dead and
buried. A general storming attack
followed. Liege was In the hands of
tho Germans, who bad paid. In dead
alone in this battle, 28,000 men.
TO THE WOMEN VOTERS
OF BREWSTER COUNTY
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
PROBATE OF WILL
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
COUNTY OF BREWSTER
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
You are hereby Commanded to
(ause the following notice to be
published in a newspaper of general
circulation which has been con-
tinuously and regularly published
for a period, of not less than one
year preceding the date of the
notice in the County of Brewster
State of TeXas. and you shall cause
said notice to be printed at least
once each week for the period of ten
days exclusive of the first day of
publication before the return day
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
____ PROBATE OF WILL____
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To all Persons interested in the
Estate of Fred W. Measday De-
ceased. Mrs. Orionno F. Measday
has filed in County Court of Brew-
ster County, an application for the
probate of the last will and testa-
ment of said Fred W. Measday.de-
ccased. filed with said application,
and for letters testamentary of the
Estate of Fred W. Measday, de-
ceased, 'which will be heard at the
next Term of said Court, commencing
the third Monday in May A. D. 1918,
the same being the 20th day of May,
A. D. 1918. at the Court House
thereof, in the town of Alpine at
which time all persons interested in
said Estate may appear and contest
said application should they desire to
Herein Fail Not. But have you then
and there before said Court this
Writ, with your return thereon en-
dorsed. showing how you have ex-
ecuted the same.
Given under my hand and seal of
said Court, at my office in Alpine,
Texas, this the 24th day of April,
A. D. 1918.
W. H. Lease. Clerk
County Court, Brewster County
offer in Burling Bldg.
J. R. Middlebrook,
Office in lackey Building
Office Phone 54
Residence Phone 161
J. F. SUTTON
W. VAN SICKLE
Counselor at Law
L L MARTIN, Jr,
Offkc at Canrtheiisr
I ti«> not know what the women
of Brewster County think of the
privilege they wi’l now have of
voting at the primaries beginning
with the July election. I do know
that the women of Alpine, Mara-
thon. and othr portions of the
County have done a great deal
and are still doing very much for
the welfare and lienelit of our
Country; and that they exercise
invariably, at any and all times,
the best influence in both social
ami industrial affairs—and from
that L judge hat their influence
will also lie for the best in politics.
Relieving as I do, and havng
entire faith in the good judgment
and patriotism and not being able
to see each in person, I take this
method of respectfully asking due
consideration of my candidacy for
re-election to the office of Sheriff
and Tax Collector of Brewster
County. Your vote and influence
will lie greatly appreciated.
tf. J. Allen Walton.
Alpine Grave Nn 471. Weedm
Circle, meets each Second and Fourth
Thursday at the W. OJY. Hall Vis- . ___, _______
iiiiig Sovereigns are asked to use cl KeKx Whiteley
with ux. Mrs. W. Garnett, G.
THE ROLL OF HONOR
Here are the am front Brewster
county far formerly lived here) who
have Jeiacd the service and are
lag their bit far tha Nation and
Alma C. Adalns
Richard C. Armistead
Roy W. Broadhurst.
Marvin A. Caywood.
Albert S. Chambers.
John W. Christopher Jr.
Dr. J. F. Clark.
John W. Gillett.
Christopher C. Denman.
Jffmes T. Eargle
H. Lee Hancock
Chas. W. Harmon
Gideon B. Hubbard.
Fred J. Lachance
Geo. M. McSpadden
Jesse J. Phelps.
J. Monroe Rooney.
Daaiol J. Setzer.
Walter F. Skinner
Harris & Smith.
\V. M. SANFORD. Mgr:
Abstracts furnished on short notice
C. W. Livingston.
W. G. Young. Alpine. Tex
RAILWAY TIME Tj
Arrives 11:59 p. tn. Departs 1:45 a. tn.
aiLff&A. —Souther Paciffc.
East bound. No. 10, 7:03 a. m.
East bound. No. 102; 4.46 p. m.
West bound. No. 9, 10:52 a. m.
West bound. No. 101, 4:34 p. m.
LeRgt Nannie J. Keesey
Lodge No. .436, I. O. O. F., meets on
the First and Third Thursdays in
each month at 7:30 p. m.
Mrs. E. B. Crawford, N. G.
Ns m i. a a f.
meets every Monday night. Visiting-
brothers are heartily welcomed.
Jas. Arthur, N.G.
the night to |
ffsritamsn. The aelCcra suddenly
heard above their hands the whirling
off pragsllsvs and the ariae ef the as-
tflf* the Bsgashas came nearer.
IRENS KSINDia IK
m camsan cmmnt
* Na 411 Knight* at
at Castle Hall every
Saturday night Visiting
Jas. Arthur. C G
Afaftne Ledge No. Md A. F. * A. AL
meets the First and Third Thursday
at the Masonic Hall.
W. E. Caldwell. W. M.
•ha Cheater Na IB AE1
ets the First TVsesdny in each
aeoath at • o’clock. '
llies Mayer Yowsg. W. M.
TIM Tuesday* *
Jan. Borin. CC
anode Ivan White.
Delator White Collins.
Chilton Wayne South.
Damon Stator Fettitt.
John IX Young.
Zcnas P. Decie.
Walter Monroe Crockett.
Thomas Frank That.
Robert Earl Ayers.
Arthur D. Jackson.
Esc hoi Hutch.
Thoams Van Meador.
'Thoams L. Moore
Wirter Earl Bentley.
Fred Nathaniel Hafistead.
Wallace Jaams Echols,
femes Corbett MitcheR
Fred Foster Cox.
fuck C. Lewie.
Benj. F. Berkeley, Mayor
F. E. Gillett, Geo. W. Baines,Jr.
Miss Flora L. Daugherty .Clerk.
A. S. Justice, City Marshal.
The City Commisson meets the
First Monday in each month at
the Masonic Building.
AVALANCHE PRINT SHOP
Appleton M. Jastic
Matt Finch Liadsa
its every ThM
r. May, August Leals
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Jeff B. Wade
Morgan Thtvy ’
Harvey Gorratt '
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Livingston, C. W. The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 16, 1918, newspaper, May 16, 1918; Alpine, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803050/m1/4/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).