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German Warriors, Grizzled and Stern, Triumph in Peaceful
Adam Hclldar EncEwnrcv
EIS 11EEAL CHAS.EPPEN
fc, desire every mumtH-r or oi.r
tfryanlralH-a t xb feag:.rn
'iJTi Bm m4 te like
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n4 tOltEsmn, cr iTte Ihom
tfcai tntr cuffatalun ! tcr Mil) Gr
nanr In AuaarkA."
Tk ,mi tli iwr cmmtm raimcarlm of
A. P. Mrtjj. pmriOnot of Iho Wetnlpr
Kr1cer-Uuflt. vltidi bM 1j crranal re
raloo ta CneJtt Srrrxy, ftamtey anrl
Mmidar laL na auttetr ta a ax9i of.
Um OialraJ-'Foj-lmDa, "Oer te-wtaeter Vct
raiien uud KrtfMrvrbujids von "orl
Amniiua." (Uuliard Huellnr or titrw Xurk
faiy ta naUoiial prmiidvnt and Cumrada
Mrtna li national tcrretary. Gsnrap K.
Htratmoji of Omaha Is a member of the
national executive committee.
Next year the national convention of (he
oranltatlon li to be hld In Omaha, in
September. Secretary Mertena announces
that preparations for It will be beirun just
a aoon as the afterrrath of Die recent re
union Is cleaned up. The Omaha Commer
clai club and Its publicity bureau will ci
operitn with the German snokUftn to make
the next convention the greatest ever held. .
Thene national conventions are called bien
nially, the last one having been held In'
ew York, and at that time, when M
Mertens was made secretary, Omaha was
selected to entertain the nex.t meeting.
Besides the delegates who will come to.
represent the 40,000 members of the Central-
veroana. many or the sooletlea usually st
tend In a body, and Secretary Mertens be-
lleves the trip to Omaha "will appeal to the.
member-ship and draw thousands here from
all parts f the oountry.
Eleven subordlnata branches are com
prised In the national organisation, scat
tered from Atlantic coast to San Francisco,
The Westllcher Kiieger-Bundes has a mem
bership of 1.400.- in twenty-six locals. Three
others are soon to be organised, at McCook
and Hastings in Nebraska, and at Parkera
burg. la. Towns in this district at present
having locals are Omaha. Bennington, Pa
pllllon, Hartlngton,' West Point, Hlldreth,
Janaen, Grand Island. Columbus, Howells,
Clatonla, Seward, Auburn, Norfolk, Sheri
dan county, Stanton, Falls City, Lincoln
and Leigh, in Nebraska; Manning, Denlson,
Boden and New Hampton, In Iowa; .Mc
Cook county, Salem, South Dakota; Marlon
and Dickinson county, Kansas; Fulda, Min
Membership is confined to veterans df the .
Uernuin wars and ex-soldlers of the Ger
man armies, whose papers show honorable
service and clean papers of discharge. A
great many entitled to membership are not,
yet enrolled in the ranks, bat steady prog
ress Is being made In enrollment. The
western division, for lnvtance, started with
but three locals in . and by the clue
of the present year t.ul have thirty locals
In floniislilng condition.
The membership ranges as to age from
the young man who has within very re
cent years completed his army service in
the fatherland to such veterans as George
E. Stratman of SK4 North Twenty-fifth
avenue. Omaha, who has long ago retired
from active business, aid had seen much
service long before the day when France
and Germany met In the struggle which .
lost Alsace and Loralne to the French
nation, besides costing 6,0110,000,000 of war
indemnity; in fact, the greatest Indemnity
ever paid by one nation to another. Some
of these men were present In the army,
at least, when old Kaiser Wilhelm's iron
chancellor, Bismarck, placed the Imperial
( crown on his head in the palace of Ver
sailles. It will be recalled that in March,
1671, the Germans had on French soil
more than 600,000 Infantry and over (W.0U0
cavalry, with nearly 2,000 guns.
Of the men who were in that vast mili
tary array about 300 at present belong to
this western division, which recently
marched through the streets of Omaha.
Among them was Charles tivharlow, now
living at 1SU3 Martha street, who holds
the Iron Cross o Prussia, a decoration
for which many a rich man of his blood
would give half his fortune. And in the
famous bodyguard of tae old kaiser was
Gtlward Gurskl, holding the rank of cap
tain. The spirit of this solid Germany soldiery
was exhibited In the old age of many of
Its members when they refused to ride in
carriages lu the parade of lat Monday.
Only four were so far Incapacited physi
cally that they . could nut march; and,
trudging sturdily along behind their com
rades In the carriages, were dozens of men
with white hair and bray beards who had
followed the blaxk eagles of Prince Fred
erick Charles and other generals through
many a tedious march and many a skir
n lib and engagement. Home were present
at the decisive right of Sedan and the
. capitulation or MeU. when Marshal Ha
aln gained Ills unenviable fame.
It was July, JS.3. before the hist Ger
man aoldler left French soil, although
the definite treaty of peace had been con-'
eluded at Frankfort-on-the-Maln May 10,
1K71. to addition to the money Indemnity
and the two rich 'provinces mentioned,
Germany also took over the cities of Mets
and Strasburg and the fortress of Belfort.
In the list of membership of the
Deutscher Landwehr Verein of Omaha are
to be found the names of men who served
in the Infantry, artllb-ry. f iwilerra. dia
gnosis. huaajre. gremlaiers, uhlans, pioneer
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corps and In Hi cavalry. Some, too, were
on, trie German warships, although the.
German navy at that (tlrne was greatly
inrerlof la strength and equipment to what
'l ha since become :'.' .
Among themselves in camarederie and
while the hours of visiting are on, these
German veterana atid their later followers, '
will talk over again the days of heroic
trial on the march and In the fight; but
approach them for a story to put In print
and they will seriously tell the Inquirer
there Is nothing to talk about. In . the
case of men like "Charley" Schartow the
warning Is given that It la no use to try
to get him to talk; and the warping proves
true. " '
Mr. Schartow Is proud of his decoration.
won on the field of battle, but he Js en-
. tlrely satisfied in the consciousness that
his own people and his old comrades know
the value carried, In the soldier's eyes,
by the possession of the cross.
Budget of Interesting: Short Anecdotes
Was the BUI Bad!
KTEll M'KENZIE. the last of th
-old Hudson Bay factors, had al
ways t great hatred and fear of
', "I dined with Mr. McKenzle In
:' Montreal not lona aim." said a
mining enj;fTler of-New York, "and he
reiterated his dread Of lawsuits, driving
home his point with a story.
"He Bald that a certain Smith won a case
In the lower courts, the higher courts and
the supreme court. . Smith was thus finally
awarded, after- seven years of litigation,
"When Smith heard the glad news he
Bped to his lawyers.
" 'Hurrah!' he said. 'Gimme my imOOO.'
" 'Yes. $000,000 was the award," . aald the
lawyer, and at the same time he handed
Smith a $1 bill.
" 'But what's this forr Smith gasped.
" That's all that's left, Mr. Smith,' ex
plained the lawyer, 'after the deduction of
my fee, the cost of the various sppeals and
other expenses, which will be duly rendered
you in an Itemized account.' .
"Poor Smith studied the bill In his hand.
" "Say. what's the matter with this?' he
demanded. 'Is It bad?'" Philadelphia
(ireater Than Teddy.
While ex-President Roosevelt was on his
famous Louisiana bear-huntlug trip he
passed by an old colored man's cabin and
saw two fine hounds In the yard. Mr.
Roosevelt made several offers for the
hounds, each larger than the last; but the
old man shook his head. Finally the presi
"If you knew who I am you would sell
me thoa dogs."
"Sell you dem houn' dawgs If I kuowed
who you Is!" exclaimed the old man. "Who
is you. anyhow?"
"I am President Roosevelt," was the
reply, uttered in an Impressive tune.
The old man looked at hlm'a moment,
and then said: "Sea heali, 1 wouldn't care
If you was Hookah T. Washington, you
couldn't get dem dawga!"-Mack's National
A Joke In the Jarjr Haxtna.
Here is a story told by a local lawyer,
who swears it is an actual experience: A
Jury had retired on a murder ease and had
voted 11 to I for acquittal. The obstinate
man was a small, led faced fellow, ap
parently a heavy drinker. He held out for
conviction and declared he. was reaoV to
stay there aa long as the next one. Kvery
now and then lie would lean over and suck
the head of a small bamboo cane he car
ried. Finally the Jurymen began to make ready
for a night of It. The little man soon fell
aaleep over his vane and when he dropped
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. ."Beligious' SB&vtCES.'nr. OpEiT'Anb - I vf HI
'Adam Huller of '2792 South Ninth street,
now 74 years old; .could unfold a tale If he
would, but he i tike unto, the others In
bjs modesty as to achievements of bis
young manhood. He holds' the distinction
Of being the only man living of a company
of 330 that Went. Into the battlo of Orleansi
Of th whole company with which Huller
went to battle that day but seven answered
roll call. The rest were killed or wounded,
And last Monday Charles Kpplen, president
of the Omaha Landwehr verein, pinned onto -
Adam Holler's breast a medal won on that
gorjf day forty years ago.
Schartow and Huller are mentioned here
as belng'typlcal of the men who helped to
conquer the armies of the third Napoleon.
On the membership rolls of the different
locals are many veterans of the Franco-
Prussian struggle -who made names for
themselves In, the days of glory, and. Ilk
these two, a good many of them are In the
humbler walks of life; but they ar men.
further in the Land of Nod th stick fell to
the' floor. Members of the Jury picked it
up and were'about to return It when they
discovered that It was filled with whlBky,
and very good whisky, too. ' They passed
It around, each taking a sip. Of a sudden
the little man awakened and, reaching for
: his cane,' attempted to suck more "Oil of
Joy" from the head. He was very thirsty,
but found the cane empty.
After thinking some time, he said: "Boys,
I believe I've changed my mind. I'M vote
for acquittal. Lets hurry." Cincinnati
Commercial-Tribune. ' ,
lie Misread the sign.
When Alphonse presented himself, breath
less, at the ticket office of the steamship
company, from behind a pair of large
spectacles there gazed down at him two
keen gray American eyes. The clerk, whom
Alphonse knew, was away on his vacation,
and for a moment Alphonse was embar
rassed. Then he spoke confidentially.
"Oh, monsieur," 1 wlsh state room on
your next steamer sailing for Havre," he
said, "and I wish above all to secure for
my passage the room No. S3."
The clerk shook his head.
"Too bad yod've set your heart on it," he
said, "for It's been engaged over a fort
night by people thai wouldn't like to change.
,M'un't any other state room do you?''
"But, monsieur, it was in a dream I saw
the number," said Alphonse, sadly. "My
grandfather, dead now twenty years, ap
peared to me, well and hearty, and on each
cheek was a figure three, so" and Al
phonse illustrated freely.
The agent had not much regard for
superstitions, but he knew his man.
"Look here." he said, "was your grand
father's mouth open or shut-when he ap
peared to you?"
"But, monsieur. It was open slightly,
thus," and Alphonse again Illustrated.
"You're all right, then." said the clerk,
cheerfully. "Three hundred and three is
w hat you want, and 1 have it light here for
you. See?" Youth's Companion.
I'ia Moaev for ,'lliutsrlf.'
, At H table In the Manufacturers' club
the other evening several manufacturers
were gathered, discussing subjects with
great Interest and with aa great Impartial
ity. Tke talk switched in time to the ques
tion of wages, and all had more orvjess
to say on that point.
One of the men who employs hundreds
of workers was called upon to tell w hat he
thought of the Increased cost of living.
"Well," he said, "I know that my men
are constantly asking for more wages
and saying that they cannot live on what
they earn, but on uf them gave the rich
est excuse for a raise that I ever heard.
"He cams Into the office a few weeks ago
and aald that he had Just bveu married and
SrT)AV HF,K: SKlTKMnKTl 11. 1010.
every Inch of them. .....
: A thy were gec ' solrtters, tsctng tile
routine luUea of th camp arxs the streuu-..
tue service of the field with stout hearts
and eouls unafraid, so in civil life the sol
fliers 6f Prussia and the other German
states now banded toKether In the empire
have always proved their -worth. Those of
them who came to America have borne a
man's part In every walk where duty has
called therm- They have as a rule raised
families that are a credit to themselves
and of highest patriotic Impulse for the
country under whose flag they live. Aside
from the days given to the annual local re
unl v.'S and the biennial meetings of the
national bund the ways and the speech of
peace are theirs. They can well be par
dened, then. If on those occasions they
toast th kaiser and renew old vows of
love for childhood home and fatherland,
and In this their A nerican fellow citizens
wanted more money. In a spirit of Jest I
euld 19 him: 'So you want to take home
more money to little wlfle? That's w-hat
you want the raise for, is It?"
" 'Oh, no, sir," he replied. 'I want the
raise for myself. The wife knows bow much
I am vetting now, sir, and I can't knock
down any of my present wages; she gets
it all. I need the raise i for personal ex
"Well, you men, can easily guess he got
that raise; he' Is too blamed hones, to let
get away." Philadelphia, Times.
Only Clerk Would Do.
"A woman Is a better talker than a
man." said Harry Lehr at a dinner In
Newport. "A woman can say in one neat,
graceful phrase more than a man could
pack Into a paragraph.
"I stood In a railway station the other
'day, and on all sides wives about to start
for the seashore and country were taking
leave of . their husbands. I heard one
really charming wife say as sh? held her
husband's hand: . -
" 'Good-bye, dear. Don't forget to write.'
" 'No, no; I'll write often,' he replied,
Prize Package of Smuggled Jewels Captured
UREK pearl necklaces, one pearl
collarette, other jewelry and
laces, the whole valued at about
$115,000, are inetaphoiically dang
ling as trophies at the belt of
Collector l.oeb of New York as
the result of the work of John J. Raczkle
wlcz. acting deputy surveyor, on the pier
of the White Star line on Sunday, when
he and his men Intercepted Mrs. I. Rey
nolds Adrlance of' Pnughftccpsie as she
stepped down the gangplank from the
Mrs. Ad'iance gave bail before I'nlud
Slates Commissioner Alexander III the sum
of 17.500 on the Initial charge of attempting
to smuggle the pearl necklace, which In
spectors found In the convolutions of her
great straw turban, a gold mesh bag and
When It was learned of the fiuiiing of the
other Jewelry, which, excepting a pearl
necklace found on the peisun uf Miss
Marian C. Adriante, the daughter, and an
other on Mrs. Mary II. Doughty, the com
panion, waa stowed'away In the hand bag
gage, the mystery of the raid on the state
rooms of the steamship Mauritania last
week was cleared up.
Customs officials had heard of the pur
chase by Mrs. Adrians of the pearl neck
lace found In her hat. They had also heard
of a display of other Jewelry, and 4u the
end got a minute story ul the poaeajiou
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of other nationalities do Join with them
most heartily, much to their Joy,
In the Teutonlo nature Is a deep-seated
love of home, and few. Indeed, amnnfr these
German veterans and ex-soldlers are the
ones who do not own their own homes,
either In city, village or In the country.
They are the mainstay of the religious,
fraternal and political organizations with
which they affiliate in numbers. Lacking
in frlllH, they have common sense and
solidity of thought and a never-falling faith
Selected from the Story
Yes, do, if It's only a check,' said she."
ot n Kit.
The authorship of j "Little Breeches,"
written by the late 'Secretary of State
John Hay, was frequently attributed to
the late Bret Harte.
A young woman once said to him:
"I am highly pleased to meet you, Mr.
Harte. 1 have read all your poerr., but
I have enjoyed 'Little Breeches' the most"
"Pardon me, rrmdam,' replied Harte,
"but you have put the 'Little Breeches'
on the wrong man." New York: Gkbe.
l ne Chance to Lose,
"Now that the democrats are crowing
over their prospects of winning the con
gressional election," said Representative
Butler of Pennsylvania t'lie other day, "I
am reminded of what good old Ike Hill,
assistant seigeant-at-arms of the house,,
used to say on the eve of an election. Ike
was a democrat through and through, but
he waa a' philosophical democrat.
"When anybody asked him how he
thought the vote would go, he ' would In
of the Adrlance parly. Through some mis
understanding It was supposed that passage
had heen taken fn the Mauretunla, but a
scrutiny of the passenger list showed no
one uf the name.
TP be on the safe side an unusually
searching examination nf the empty state
rooms was made, and the Identity of those
In the occupied rooms established. There
was no disturbance, but when the Inspec
tors were through Inspecting there was n
doubt of who was and who was not on the
Then came the tip of the passage on the
steamship Baltic and the desperate hut
courteous1 fight of Mr. Raczklcwlcz to win
a confession from Mrs. Adrlance. If the
pearl necklace In the hat. which was valued
alone at 17.000. liaj not been revealed, the
customs officials believe they would not
have been able to clean up the case.
Mrs. Adrlance declaied that she had
bought the pearl collarette, valued at 115,0(10,
and the other jewelry not Incljded In the
charge., In this city. She will have an op
portunity to submit proof. The charges
will be submitted to the federal grand Jury
'The necklace found in the possession or
the daughter It Is believed was bought In
th s country. Miss Adrlance said she took
it abroad to niaic.li the pearls to. have the
necklace lengthened. She had purchased
eight pearls, and tliebe were loose. She
in the essentials of American citizenship.
Their patriotism as Americans has been
well proven no less In the days of civil
strife than la the loi.g years of peace.
Warrior hearts are theirs, and theirs alxo
In large measure are the virtues that make
a country great. Their children are taught
to love God and truth and to cherish th
Stars and Stripes as they In their youth
cherished the flag of their king and home
land. The officers of the Westllcher Krleger-
" 'By- gosh! I think we've got 'em, if
they dont' buy us off!' "Popular Maga
zine. The Hlwht Way.
William Muldoon, the noted trainer, was
talking, apropos of the Jefflres-Johnson
fight, of training.
"In training," he said, "the strictest
obedience Is reqlured. Whenever I think
of the theory of training I think or Dash,
who, after eighteen years of married life,
la one of the best and happiest husbands
In the world.
" 'Dash,' I once said to him, 'well, Dash,
old man, how do you like married life?' 1
" 'According to directions,' he replied."
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Mllpper Wins lluslmnd.
home time tills fall a dainty slipper will
be thrown after Mildred Mermelstein of
215 IGast One Hundred and Thirteenth
street. New York, for double good luck.
It won her a rich husbund, and Samuel
Newman got a wife In a way, that makes
the bride-to-be a real up-to-date Cinder
ella. Except for . the slipper, Newman
mlyht have livtd for years a lonely buch-
will have to pay duty on the eight pearls
It was said that Mrs. Doughty declared
she had bought the necklace in her posses
sion in this city. She will liave an op
portunity to prove It. Miss Advance's
necklace was valued ut 3,0.W, and Mrs.
lWughiy s at 12,500.
On a table in the commissioner's room
was the exhibit on which the complulnl
was mHde. the most Interesting to the
spectators being the straw turban, with its
blue feathers and general mussed up ap
pearance since Its seizure by the Inspectors.
The velvet hag In which the necklace was
hidden had been placed under velvet trim
mings In the folds of the straw. The bulk
of the Jewelry, which Mrs. Adrlance will
have to piove she purchased In this coun
try, was stowed away In the safe of Sur
veyor Henry, at the customs house. '
If purchase In New York City of the
lluS.ooo worth of jewelry, outside the pearl
necklace and laces arid gol.l mesh bag.
which are valued at lli.OOo, is not proved,
a fine may be Imposed equal to the foreign
value of the Jewelry, plus the duty, a toul
uf at least lltiO.oiio. In addition, the Jewelry
would be forfeited.
It would prove an expensive effort to
evade the payment of customs duties, one
or the must, exiensive In the history of
smuggling by passengers In the port of
New York. New York Tribune.
numl are, besides President Martens: Vie
president, II. C. Hinrlchs, Jansen, Neb.;
secretary, Rrnst Koenlg, South' Omaha;
financial secretary, J. F. Harthun, Denlson,
la.; treasurer. Hans C. Wlesfl, Bennington.
Officers of the Omaha verein are; Charles
Epplen, president; Jacob Hulioeasler, vice
prepldcnt; Ernst Koenlg, swrotary: Ludwlg
Rispler, financial secretary; John Waller,
treasurer; Otto Kletke, doorkeeper; George
Klene, Charles Schartow, Edward Stoekert,
elor In his home In 510 Wendover avenue,
Three weeks ago, relates the New York
Press, Miss Mermelstein went to a dance
with several girl friends. The strain of
dancing broke the strap on one of her lit
tle satin slippers, and she waa forced to
use a common, unromantlc pin to repair
the break. Afterward the girls returned
home In a trolley car, which Miss Mermel
fctcln was the last to leave, she had Just
placed one foot oil the pavement when ah
felt the pin snap, and the satin slipper
gave way again. Sha called to the con
ductor to stop the car, but too late. He
already hud given the signal to the mo
torman, and the car sped on, carrying th
slipper and leaving Miss Mermelstein
standing in the road blushing with dis
may. With her friends shielding her from
the gaze of curious persons, an managed
to get home, deeply grieved at the loss of
the slipper and not suspecting the Incident
would prove a turning point in her life.
in the car wua Samuel Newman, 24 years
old, but already tiling of a Bronx bachel
orhood, lie noticed the tiny slipper as he
was abou.t to leave the car and remem
bered the young woman who got off the
car a few segunds 'before. Putting the
slipper In his pocket, he hurried to the
block where Miss Mermelstein alighted,
only to find sha and her companions had
gune away. Then he decided to take th
slipper home, and the next day he put an
advertisement in several newspapers, of
fering to return the slipper to Its original
Miss Mermelstein read the advertise
ment and answered with a brief note to
Newman, giving her address. The man
did not stop to send an answer by mail,
but hurried to the young woman's home.
There, as tile slipper fitted Miss Mermel
steln's foot, and she hud the mate, he
was assuied he had found the rightful
owner, i.ut that is only the beginning of
the story. ,
New n, an fell that tus acquaintance with
the yotiiiK woman ought not to end there,
lie followed the usual method In such
cases of ilndint an excuse to cal) again,
uud tin i carter he found ma iy muie ex
cuses for toe same purpose. The acquaint
ance ripened .peedlly into friendship, and
then came news of the engagement. The
marriage . of the couple will take place
early In the rail.
A Keairlcted Sphere. .
Judge Hancruft Cox, iu a recent speech
In Cleveland against universal suffrage,
concludkU with this smiling peroration:
".Hall, then, to woman woman, the morn
ing star of our youth, the day star of our
maturity, the evening star of our old ag.
Bless our stars, and may they ever con
tinue shining In tiielr proper aphar,"
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