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"HERE WERE THE GENERALS, HERE WERE FLYING BANNERS, HERE WAS GETTYSBURG”-A SECTION OF THE CYCLORAMA This celebrated Cyclorama is inclosed in a circular building over one hundred feet in diameter and fifty or more feet high. The picture, which is 364 feet long by 32 feet high, fits the inner walls. There is no opening for light in the great interior of the building except a skylight. Protecting the eyes of the observer is an enormous

unubrella-like awning, over which the light falls from the skylight directly upon the picture " Seems to me I've heard that before,” said one of the “ The other side of the water! I mean, if the Germans were strangers. Sounds familiar to me, too."

Evans laid down his wand and folded his shaking arms. Evans went on in a louder tone.

“ Friends," said he, “ this was a great battle. History says “Now, gentlemen, move back here to a further distance." it, and I know it. Why, look at it!" he pointed tremulously with The three took ponderous steps like elephants in haste. One his finger.

his finger. “See the throngs of men ! See the horses ! See there of them raised his arm to imitate Evans's gesture.

that mass of troops advancing! See them comin' behind by hun“ Now friends, you see there by that cannon

dreds ! See the cannon! See " You call that a cannon! Why, that's a toy for a child to On the other side they came by thousands,” came the mockplay with.”

ing answer. “ This battle was nothing. This war was nothing; " * A toy !" repeated Evans, still pleasantly. “You wouldn't Old Evans was stupefied. He could only repeat, “Nothing!" think it was a toy if you got a charge from it in your leg. Why, “You have said it," said one visitor. the cannons shot away hundreds of tons of metal in these three “A little quarrel over some niggers,” said another. days !”

Evans saw now the jeering faces and realized that these They shoot away that much in an hour on the other side.” strange creatures had come to mock. He realized also the imEvans began at last to be disturbed.

plications of their words. There was two hundred thousand men in this battle,” he “This was a great war,” he shouted. “It was in a just cause. declared.

That over there is "—he remembered gratefully a few service“ Two hundred thousand !" repeated one of the strangers. able words of the Burgess's—“ is hellish butchery!" “ That wasn't much more than an alley fight.”

The visitors laughed at his ardor. Evans lowered his wand. His cheeks grew pale.

" That is real war," said one." That is worth something. No " Why, friends, I know about this battle. I fought”-in his 'Alphonse-Gaston 'business about that! They know what they excitement he proceeded with inartistic haste to his climax. want and they get it. They go to a town. “Here,' they say, “I fought "—with trembling hand the wand was directed again 'we want so and so, and you deliver the goods. If you don't, to the center of the hottest fighting—“ there! With Hays, you're dead.'' friends, I got these wounds there.”

Old Evans moved a little away, not because of any physical But to this audience Evans's wounds signified nothing. fear, for he knew no such thing, but because of spiritual horror.

If you'd been on the other side, there wouldn't ’a' been any- “They shoot civilians !” he cried. “Why, in the battle of thin left of you."

Gettysburg only one civilian was killed, and she was mourned The other side !” repeated Evans. “You mean the Confed- by both sides. She was Jennie Wade, she—” erat side ?

“Shoot civilians-of course. Let the civilians get out.” T he three shouted.

"They batter down churches !" cried Evans.

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“ A church is no better than any other building in war.”

Then old Evans had a second thought. There are hours "And hospitals !"

when a man must make his own laws. Relentlessly he walked “ Sure.”

through the vestibule and closed the outer door. When that They torpedo ships and send them to the bottom without was shut, not a sound could be heard, neither a cry nor a curse. givin' the people a chance !"

• There'll be a full moorr," said Evans to himself

, as he “ I wouldn't give 'em a chance either.”

crossed the street.“ After a while it'll shine on · Death on a Evans moved still a little farther away. His hand was now pale horse.' They can get water if they're thirsty and if the upon the iron grating, to which he held as though he were faint. have sense enough to open the closet door. I guess it's a long * You'd treat children the way they do ?”

time since they drank water. “ Certainly, if their parents carried them into danger.” Across the street there was the sound of pounding, and the “ You'd throw them into the cold sea ?".

carpenter Alec Dimmet looked down from the roof of his new * It wouldn't be

my
lookout.”

porch. He stood like Thor, hammer in hand, grinning at the
“ Would you expect the Germans to warm the sea ?” asked friend whom he loved.
another voice.

“ Alec," said Evans, “to-morrow morning, at nine o'clock, "And women," said Evans. “You'd-you'd

when you see the Burgess coming, you go across to the Cyclorama When one of the men laughed, Evans clung to the grating with him and he'll give you the ten dollars we owe you." with his whole weight. Such words and such opinions defiled “ All right,” said Alec. what was to him a holy place.

“ They can still get to Philadelphia by tomorrow evening." “You must get out,” he commanded. “ You cannot stay here.” said Evans, as he went down the street. “ Bah, bah, bah!” said a voice. “We're glad to go.

'

At the blacksmith’s he stopped.
The three men moved through the grated door and Evans “ John,” said he, "you go out to the Cyclorama in the morn-
clicked it shut. But they were not through with poor old Evans. ing and fix that hinge. Can you be there at nine sharp?"
Between the two grated doors they mocked him again.

“I can,” said the giant blacksmith.
“ Did
you
think

you could fight the Germans ?" asked one. Before the little house where old Evans and the Burgess "Perhaps you thought you could scare 'em!"

lived together there waited a horse and buggy ready for old Evans's dreadful scar burned.

Evans's annual journey to East Berlin. The Burgess stood “Get out!” said he.

beside it, ready to seize the sober steed if he should by any Get out!” mocked one of the fat men.

remote chance decide to lift a foot before the time. The voice maddened old Evans. His mind worked quickly. “ All ready?" asked the Burgess. They need not think he was powerless; he would show them Old Evans looked up at his friend. what he could do. He slipped through the second iron grating " Burgess, you won't fail to be at the Cyclorama in the and shut with lightning swiftness the second grated door. morning?" “ Then stay !” he shouted. “ I'm going for the Burgess.

“ I'll be there." The three men made a rush for the grated door. But the “Here is the key. Byers is coming at nine o'clock to fix a spring lock held. They looked upward. The grating could not hinge. I guess he'll walk up with you. And Dimmet's coming by any possibility be scaled by a fat man. They looked back for his money-ten dollars you'll find it in the safe.” over their shoulders at the enormous picture with its dead and "I'll tend to it," said the Burgess. dying. It seemed to them that the smoke clouds moved. They Evans slapped the lines on the back of the old horse. He began to curse sickeningly.

regretted the necessity for even a short hiatus in the communion Bring your Burgess, and you'll get what's coming to you ! between him and the Burgess. He was burning, also, with an You fool! Open this door! We couldn't be held for a minute. intense curiosity. That his friends would meet successfully the Not a second. Damn you! Open the door!”

situation provided for them he did not doubt. Old Evans stood facing them. One of them might have a “I had three awful men with me this afternoon," said be. revolver, but Evans was past caring for revolvers. His soul was “They said this was a little quarrel over a few niggers. They sick and he was filled at the same time with rage. It was true, said everything the Germans did was right.” alas! that they could not be held. What they said boldly in " I wish I had my hands on them !" said the giant Burgess. defense of Germany was only what others hinted. Nothing could Slowly at last the horse got under way. Old Evans looked be done to them. The Burgess would have to let them go un back, his eyes gleaming, punished, even though he would long to imprison them. Tears “Burgess," said he, "about ten o'clock to-morrow morning came into Evans's eyes.

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BACK IN AN “EMPTY"
(BY COURTESY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY)
BY RUTH WRIGHT KAUFFMAN

OF THE VIGILANTES
T ought to give me a queer feeling. I haven't seen a woman with a piece of oilskin to keep the paint off your uniform ? If
for nearly a week, except that all-too-familiar one of whom you think a minute, you'll realize that you're wasting Govern
I catch glimpses
in the mirror over my
wash-basin.

ment property. What's your name? Go below and get the od First place, no woman is allowed to be the only woman on a

skin at once.

And from one of the sailors : “ Hey, Norris troop-ship.

better get those buckets emptied. Exec.'s coming around a! Second place, I am the only woman on this troop-ship, and I eleven. " have managed to get through the danger zone and approach the To tell the truth, I have almost come to forget that I am not Gulf Stream without seeing the least other sign of femininity. a man myself.

All the food has been bought, prepared, and served by men. A few weeks ago I was at a port in France that belongs to We have had turkey and cranberry sauce, hot cakes and syrup, the Navy of the United States, with the co-operation of the home-made white bread, and chocolate cake and ice-cream-and French navy. One night I went to a prize-fight-my firstI've not missed a meal.

among bluejackets in the navy theater. "Lady and gentlemen. The decks have been swabbed down by men, and, as a house was the way the announcements were made. À Navy orchestra wife, I pronounce them clean. The movies are run by men.

played- very well, I thought. I complimented the officer in

command. The entire life is a man's life, with phrases like: “Look " It's pretty good now,” he said. “But the men have her here, sonny, don't you know the U. S. Navy provides you practicing hard. The Admiral won't let them ashore until be:

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