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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1914.
h'.tn that the elermnns have small
chances of escaplnc.
Tim conservative opinion hern Is that
t ho correspondent In Petroftrail, in an
iiouiicIiik ttiiit the Cam's armies havu won
the must complete victory since the tlmo
of Napoleon, have merely anticipated n
result which must follow the (Vrand Duko
NicIioIiih'h strattsy unless thVie Is an
, nnloolecd. for hrcakilown of Ilu-slun plnns.
The otllclal report avoids the extiuvneant
claims contained In the despatches of
correspondents, hut reveals, none the less,
that tho Hermans ar trapped and must
surrender or In- cut to pieces In retreat
urov (teil no heln reaches them.
It seems obvious that the reports of
rorcf nondents have been based upon hints
obtained from the llusslnn Ministry of
War and tU Ministry ot Communications ;
upon known facts that the (lermihs have
, been dilven backward from fifteen to
. twenty miles In some areas of the'
advance toward Warsaw and that
they have lost very heavily. The saltant
point of tho official report Is that the
victory has not yet been completed but
that the Itiistdan movement! are In a very
i favorable stacc.
Applying tho nrand Duke's summary
of the ltusslan and (Jerman positions tu
" tho map of tho regions where battles aro
' raRlnir, It appears that the Russians have
omnletcd three parts of a circle aroutiii
the German army at Lodz and that tho
nrand Iiuko Nicholas Is attempting to
e;loo the circle at the open nre at the
west nnd so completely surround a tier
man army estimated at three army corps.
or atniut 1RO.00O men. The ltusslana are
"'advancing toward 1ht. In threo directions.
r One column Is moving from llrzezlny at
the eaist, another from Ktrykuw and Zgter.
at the north and a thltd from Tusxyn nnd
' Itrirow at the south.
The imperilled Oerman army Is com-
. manded by (!en. von M.ickensen, according
to tho oltlrlal reports from tlerlln. Tho
Russian advance from three directions has
nlready succeeded, according to unolllelal
reports from l'etrograd. In cutting off and
capturing 33,000 men. of whom 17,000
weio Hermans and tC.dOO were Austrian.
Kor Von Mackensen, It nppnrs from the
ntllclal report, only the line of Xglerz nnd
. dtmskawnla. at the west. Is open.
ttvimlnlns the position of the Herman
. nrmy to tho north, the force apparently
commanded by (Jen. von Hlndenburg, It
would seem fiom the oltlclal ltusslan re
port as If the Russians were pushing an
other cnvelopirm movement In the region
lictwccn Iwlsrx on the south and I'lock
.on the north. The Oram! Duke Nicholas
asserts that a Itus',an column has ad
vanced to Oomhln, which Is west of
Tiowlsci, and Indicates that tho column
lias broken connection between Von II In
denburg and Von Mackensen.
Von II ImliMitiiirur In l)n niter,
At the .im time a Russian cavalry
force Is attempting to work around to the
north of the Herman nrmy between I'lock
and I,owlscz. Disregarding the despatches
of correspondents, it appears from the
Russian olllel.il report that the Herman
line lias been pierced In two places, that
Von Mackensen Is practically surrounded
and that Von Hlndneburg Is In grave
The Ornnd Duke's statement was em
phatic as reg irds llu!an successes In
southwest I'oland and In northwest Ha
llcla, the region of tho Russian ndvance
against Cracow, nnd Is significant as In
dicating that the Hermans and Austrian
have been unable to relieve their armies
In Toland by an advance from the Cracow
Cienstachova line. A Russian nrmy ha.1
taken lloehnla, Hallcla, within twenty
live miles of Cracow, white another Rus
ulan force has crossed the Scrlnlava River
twenty miles from Cracow.
L'nofllclnl despatches from Petrograd
ay that Hen. von Mackensen Is still fight
ing desperately, but that his force of
100,000 men Is surrounded In the nelgh
liorhood of Hrzezlny and Strykow, and
that Russian gut.s and mitrailleuses are
pouring a fearful tire upon the living
citadel of Hermans. The report states
that few of Von Mackensen'a nrmy will
be able to hew a way through the Iron
clrclo drawn by the Russians. It Is re
ported also that the Ij'ulser sent to Hen.
von Hinderbiirg, before tho Imttle. of
Lodz began, the following telegram:
"Distinguish yourself. The eyes of tho
world aro on you."
SAYS 30,000 YIELDED.
Correspondent Asaerts flerninns
Knsl Are Ileinornllseil,
Sperlal Vablt Pmimtci to Tnr Sex.
Ixinihjm Nov. -9 A elcspatch from
Petiograil to the HVrXIj uburrvrr, re
ferring to the southern part of the main
"Those who appreciate the conditions
In which 'ho Hermanlo lilies now are
will hear without surprise that the Rus
sians have t ken on this front 30,000
pllMiners in the pust week. They havo
como In not singly or In wiuuds, but In
companies, regiments and even larger
bodies, prefetrine the mercies of their
btoiher Slavs t" the baicNhlps they
have sufleinl at the hands eif their Her
man taskmasters. A RuMjn cumiiany
will ofien take an entire Austrian regi
ment prisoners, oilleeis and all."
T!v ctirresponelent nthts:
"From striking Information which I
have I ,im Inclined to believe that tho
Herman Invaders of Russia will this time,
as Might Is no longer isxslble, choose to
"Among them Is the third division of
tho imperial e'.uard, The last definite
news I had was that this corps was mak
ing desperate efforts to cut Its way
thiough tho encircling Russians toward
the north, but In vain."
SAYS AUSTRIANS FLEE.
retroKrnd Reports Cxrrnorrltm Aban
doned After riiclit.
fly thr Inndonyyilu SlalVP War Service.
Spenal Cable Deipatcfi to Tut Scs.
IVrriionitAD, Nob. 28. A despatch from
IIuchareBt say.s that the Attstrlans, i.ftcr
a lierco bombardment, have hnstl'y
abandoned Czernowitz anil have tied
RUSSIA CALLS RESERVES.
tpertiil Cable lietptitch tu Tun Srs.
Liinoos, N v. 28. A Petrogmd des
patch to the 7'lmr.i says a ukase. Issued
yesterday calls to th colors tho re
muluder or the territorial r'serve,
Th'se Include all who fought In the
Japan war arwl consequently nine of
tip est lighting material which Russia
PRZEMYSL "ALL WELL.
A M sterii . M , via London. Nov, 28. A
Ilrlln despatesli to the .Uem.iliode saya
that the followlrg mivaago has been re-eolvi-d
In Vienna by carrier pigeon from
the lortress of PrremyaJ, In Hallo!!,
under siego by the RuKlans:
'We ate elolug very well. Do not be
GERMANS MAKE GAINS.
Oftlcp ii'n l-'reiieli
llrUen llnck In West,
IU.itl.iN. Nov. 2S. The Herman War
i mice' iluils nothing "f Imporlunce to r
port from the lighting In Helglum mid j
France. Th aniio'iiicemi lit was as fol
"Theii' lr no change In the general sa
nation ln Ilio wehleiii tlieallc of war
Picuch adMiiii') gu.irilH wcru drhen Uick
In tre Aikoiiiiu district liotlheast of
"In tin Voskc the enemy lost a num
ber of trinities, notwithstanding a heavy
ouin.in.iiln In which they shelled tir
(iernillliN 5n 'I bey lliild llli imiile.
VjisrhiunM. Nov. 28.--Tho report pub
lished In l.ouilnii lo the effect that French
mat ' h had leoccupn-d HUinude, pushing
tui i rilllliiB back fur seven miles, in olll-
x oi.liaili. ted in Merlin, according to
ii iiii--agii icouvoil hum fiom tho Unman
ij-.t at t i day.
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The above map of the operations In tho eastern theatre
of war Is based on the Russian official reports, which have
luriilshed the only detail Available as to the location of tho
various units of the Russian and Herman armies. From
these reports the following situation appears to exist:
1, Tho Russians nr advancing from thren directions
against a Herman urm at Iodz and have closed all but tho
n extern arc of a circle around this force.
2 n enveloping movement Is being pressed by the Rus
sians against the Herman force In the region of I'lock and
lOwls;z nnd a Russian column has reached Hombln.
3. The Russians are holding back a Herman retlef force
east of Wlelun, while maintaining an advance on Cracow
ARTILLERY DUEL IN
Germans Arc Showing Less
Activity, Officiiil French
NO CIIAN0E, SAYS 1IERL1X
.special Cable DmralcK to Tan Bcs,
Paris, X-ov. IS. T!k fighting on tlio
French an! Helgian front was confined
both yesterhiy nnd to-day almost wholly
to the artlllory The Hem.in heavy ar
tillery Is stated to Hhow less activity
than In tho earlier weeks of th present
tlghtlrR for the possession of the coat.
Tliere are Indications that o com
parative calm alone this hard fought
battle line is the result of the exhaustion
of both armies, although In thin respect
the French would appear to have an nd-
I vantage over the Hermann, as r"nforo-
ments have been sent to the firing line
and tho exhausted troops are constantly
vhil Hi., rinrmnn, urn luKunliii, ,
vMenco of their attack It m believed by
some of the critics ttrat tho Allies will
not attempt to nssumo the offensive until
their ranks have, been further strenirth-
fins! by freh Itrltlsh ond French troops,
oontlnlmr their efforts meanwhile to hold
ing the present 1 tie.
Only one Infantry nttacK Is mentioned
In to-day's official reports, This was
made by the Hermans to the t-outh of
Ypres jesterday and was repulsed. The
official report mentions also the bringing
down of a Herman aeroplane by French
aitillery and the killing of one of the three
the capture of the two
The only other part of the western thea
tre In which fighting of Importance Is
mentioned iih having occurred Is In Cham
pagne, where the French heavy artillery
is said to have Intllcted losses on the
aiiiiierj oi witt enrol)
The official communique Issued at 10:35
ociocK to-night says.
lei-day was the same ns yester-
day. There Is nothing to report.
The communique Issued at 3 o'clock this
afternoon was a. follows:
In Helglum the artillery exchanges
were continued during the day of
November 27 without any particular
Incident. The heavy Herman artillery
showed less activity. There was but
one attack of Infantry, to tho south
of Ypres, which wns repulsed by our
Towaid the evening our artillery
brought down a Herman biplane cur
lylng three n viators. One of the
men was killed and the others were
In the region of Arras and further
to tho south there has been no
e'hange. The day passed very quietly
In the region of the Alsne. In Cham
pagne our heavy artillery Indictee!
serious losses on the urtlllery of the
e tic my.
From the Argonne to the Vosges
thero Is nothing to report,
NEW DRIVE AT COAST.
(iermnn Sn ll In llnrr 700,0011 Men
By the Ionian 'Daily Mall'" War Service.
Spenal Cable I'tepatch to Tub Hon,
IloiruMiNK, Nov. 2S. Tho Hermans have
concentrated "00,000 nun In the neigh
borhood of Arras,
Tho coastline between Calais and Hon
logne Ik the Immedlatn nhjcctlvo of the
heavy lighting which has begun near
LAST OF THE SERIES
NpecUl Train lenves New York,
Pnin IvhiiIh Mtatlon, 1 2.10 A. it.
lie turning leaves Wftililncton l.lti P.M.
rickeiH nu ems preeeillng each exeur.
Ion at nil tlekei ufllris In New York
Pennsylvania R. R.
1 CVrfiVHO "'""'"orXnOl USSt,ffV
MEANS WAR FOR U.S.
Lndy Uripps Gives Her Views nt:
Meeting of the Over- !
seas Clnlt. 1
TELLS AllOT'T Til KATIES
I Ally Ilrlggs, widow of Sir John Henry
Hrlggs, who was chief clerk of the Hrlt
Ish Admiralty for forty-four years, was
the principal speaker at a meeting of the
Over Seas Club at the Hotel Majestic
last night Ilefore this gathering of ' "many. In-tead of remaining c,,mpara
Hrltish subjects-nbout sixty of them I 1 ar1 ho1''""? their ''ttseM 1"
she discussed th war and many subjects
eonneeted with It, Including the possi
bility of the United States getting Into
s. similar war becauso of this country's
attitude of standing aloof now.
"Tho United States haa signed treaties
guaranteeing the neutrality of Kuropean
countries, which Kngland, Frnnce and
Hermany signed," said Lady Ilrlggs. "but
th Senate reserves tlie rlcht forever 'o
, remain outside entangling slllances. This
sounds to me a little like home rule for
the Western Hemisphere and a seat with-
out resiionselblllty in thu parliament 'f
the Kastern Hemisphere-, and the conse
quences of standing alcojf may entail a i
struggle on this sldu of the Atlantic
similar to that now raging on the other
side 111 the near future.
Concerning broken treaties, she said the
has some 40o scraps of
i wltll ,p mVP ImUn w,Uh
' , f,.or , rnnf,,PTn (n .,n ,,i,
ord failure to conform to all the stipula
tions." Later she said : "I suppoie some
thing of the same sort would have hap
pened tn the Canadians us a lesult of the
boundary nnd tlshlng disputes If Canada
had been an Independent nation.
When forty warships went to Mexico!
to get a salute of the American Hag that,'";Tr " l,Jv l"- m t
hnd b. nsllittl and cume bnclt with
, )Ut lti wnB not ,he certnlnty that It
. woui,i renulrn an nrmv of 120.000 men lo
,ubdu the countrv and ten vears nf war.
, nr i,ih . ,i, ,i.iji f., ,1
j Ucrrton ,m,tlmeM the. better part of
valori ,lef,p,r Hl th:lt ,10i,ci, generals
may say about the law buttons on the c"umy association nasi me iiiuy oi cany
gaiters?" ' Ing eiut the plan of tlm Arinj Council for j
Laely Ilriggs said the ncqulrlng by the the organlzitlon of this force wi-hln the.
UnltiMl States of the Panama C.uwil Zono county. The fotvo Is organlzetl In divi-1
(and the holding onto the Philippines have
caused a "feeling from llerlng Sea to
tlio Straits of Magelltiit that In time
all the small countries! lying betwe-en tli-m '
will 1m annexed to tho t'nlteil States, and'
that aa far as Hmth and Central America '
nre concerned the Monroe Doctrine 1h no :
protection, is It is. no worm to be hwab
lowed by a whale, than to make a feast
She nnld the t'nlteel States had suf-
.; V WMV.,n ,m" rm,r
Is "face to face with conscription If she
la to Iw In control of hor own fato nnd
dictate her own. Internal ,W1,"
nne sain tia.t uut ror the mlsappre-
hennlon regarding i:ntrlnn.l's nosslbl. ut.
tltude In using her armed forces to back
nt. 1w.e -,.rrf nni ii.m.. ,.,,..!.
Ity. the Austrian-Servian quarrel would
huvo remalne-d a local jiffa.!r She Li-
merited that to.elay the llrltlah are so
accustomed to expes-t sueyssss that they
look uoross the mvi with airm every
tlmo a Rrltlsh ship suffers from a blow.
"It Is contended that If women had the
In closing, "but the great Krupp factory
Is owned by a couple of women. The
fart is that when a man visits Ids home
after a year In the army, he has a choice
of sweethearts. Women love unlfoims.
To-elay we Unci that the marriage rate In
Fnglnnd and Wales has suffeird no di
minution since the war."
Lady Hrlggs, who went through the
South African war as a nurse and as a
correspondent for the .VorniMo Po.f, was
In New York four years ago on her way
bnck to her home In London when she
met with a street accident, she was sent
lo a hospital, got well soon, nnd decided
to stay here to study New York and
America, She. has been here ever Hlnco.
A collection was taken un nt tho con-
elusion of the meeting for tho benefit
of the Prince of Wales fund.
I'rltice of NclinninboiirK-l.lppe III,
Special Cable Hepatch o Tar. Srs.
Amrtkiipam, Nov, 2?. According to
Rerlln ne.wnpapers, Prince Htephan of
KchaurnliourK-Llppe la III with Inflamma
tion of the ItiiigH and Is In a hospital at
Prince Stephun I a brother of tho head
of the hoimo of HohaumUiiirg-Llppc, Ha
Is 23 leal- of iiro and la a Lieutenant In
thu Third Itenlmenl of PriUbUn UIiUiih.
TILSIT V "f-A
is o ogiLVfP
J OK Z ft
from the northeast and th southeast Their column" are
reported to be wlthtn twenty miles of the ctt.
i. In the southern region of U.ist I'russ a Russian troops
continue to hold back n Herman force which seeks to brcaR
through to assist tho Herman nrmles around I.owlscz and
5. Westward from Humblnnen tho Russians aro main
taining an advance upon the Kast Prussian railway centre.
insterburg. . ,
. Russian columns have broken through two paes or ,
the Carpathians and lire fighting on the plains of Hungary ,
near I'ngvar and Zemplin.
Arrows indicate the movements of Russian troop.
BRITISH RUSH FRESH
TROOPS TO FRANCE
Allies Plan to Wnire Aggressive
Winter Cnnipnign Against
TEIMUTOIUALS IX NEW LINE
fprelal forrfpondrner to THr St v.
I).s-pov, Nov 20 Developments of the
last few days Indicate that the Allies
Intend to wage a winter campaign In
i Vr,:., .in.l lllil.,n, nml rtn ,.n.i.l
j '" " ' ".
British troops nre now being rusnel
Into Franca nnd concurrently news comes
across the Channel that equipment for
half a million additional men Is now in
hand nnd ready for use by the French
army. This number of men, In addition
to those nlready fully equipped, will be
ready to Join the new Itrltlsh nrny In
a short time. They are second llnotrempg
who have heretofore leu kept from
' eteti .loffre's nrmv because of the lie
' of gutm. clothing and full war equlpmen
The movement of the second Itrltlsn I
army toward the French coast legan
almost Immediately after Lord Kl'ch- ,
enei s speech at the Lord Mayor's din
ner In the Hulblhall. wh'll be declard
that lie had 1 CT.n.ooo men ready to lant ,
In France. The troops are now bel' g '
landed at Havre as rapidly as the tran-.
iorls which took them acros, the Chan
nel can tlnd b'rths It Is said that is
,,... .,u "fill liiiiM.r.pla line 1
,.,,.,.. ., p-endi hrir at ,,n tim t
These transport are eotted across the
Channel by a continuous line of HrltMij
The new troops that are being landed In '
France are for the most part territorials..
I tvhlM, frm nr.it tlHtnln'u aerw.n. Iln I
I ...... .
""""' ,,rro ra",B "nn exisi-ence
niirii iniiif. I.U Htr uiutiieer
force and the Imperial yeomanry were
transferred to tlie new organization. The 1
organization of this territorial force was
placed In the hands of twenty-four ewiwvi
, organization. I
I'nder the territorial force plan each '
nlons, mounted lirlgailos and army ttvmps
IJ.irh division eif the terrl'orlal force is
under a general otllcer of the regular
army. The men mil drill evenings ami
holiday during the training kvisoii. Ai
the beginning of the pros-im jear then
were 31fj.43t men. Including tlm Mt.-iff. In,
the territorial force.
The teirrltorlals have been drilling nnd
re-miltlng ever elnev the outhrimk of tlie
war ursl (he men who have gone to
France are well seas.ie, n r,ly fr
' nc,,vr, service A few terri-oH-l tiL
! been at .1 e t r. ,1 If "'ti'.'"
I J'T. 1
, ,' i V.i.-i. - . j ,
I .,n ln ,llKh "ph-'t-S dngltMI and
1 whistling as tlmy march
. ireet. i pe 1-reiicn spectators irree.! the
"ritlsh sililler with hearty cheers.
Wrnnii AtIii Aid War I'liiid.
Special Cable netpatct to Tus Srs
Heni-V! Vnv " it i
Kssen that lb rr"Kru m vo, ' 1 7' '
.f Ho r, ,? l ' a "ZaZ
j war expenses."
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ar.B I.IVI.VflHTOX ST. (Ilkn.l
London St'.W VOHK I'nrU
SIR EDWARD RICHARDSON DIES.
Iliislinnd of llnrefiMil Dnneer Whs
Woiindeil In rrnne-,
Siirnnl Cntilr lUipotrl, to Tub Siv
Iinisi.v, Nov. S.r IMu.ird Stewart-Richardson,
huslnmr of the far foot
dancer, Lady Constance Stewatt-RUh-ardson,
who was wounded some time ago
dui.ng tho lighting In France, lld hire
to-night. He returned from Frame with
a severe wound In his leg. which h- re
fused to haw amputate. Sep:c poison
ing set In anil pmiimonla llnnlly cante,)
Sir IMward was born In 1S72 and in
I tin I was married to Lidy Constance
Mackenzie. Ills heir Is his son, lan
I.mly Constance SU-wai'-Itieli.inlson Is
.1 daughter of the l.ite Karl of Crom.irtle
.mil sister of the present Count ss of
Cromirtle. As L.uly Constance Mac
kenzie she was well known as an athlete
ar.d 'or her Inteiest In all kinds of srt
.it.d her unconventlonallty. She ln.iiitiil
Sir Klw.ird Austin Stew.irt-ltl,-hardsm,
in t ml. Later on she t"l up
Uniting and caused much i.-mment
in l: .glNh soletv bv appearing at
a music hall In a barefoot dance. She
gave her dances in New York in l!ii! and
again last year, returning to Knglaml
10 BRITISH WARSHIPS SEEN.
Mliimlrnn luliteil About .'ion .Miles
OIT Monte lilen.
IlfKNOfl ATlir.s, Nov. 2S Mutitevldeo
advice say that a fsUBdron of ten Itrltlsh
warships has been sighted 300 miles off
Montevideo. Their direction Is not men
tioned In the desiittches.
Four Wnrshlps Off ''lillcnn 4'ont
I'i'rti, lull .Milllnu Itesniiled.
Lima, Pern, Nov. Jk. Four warships
have been sighted steaming north ntf the
Chilean toas', .iccird'rg to a despatch
receded here frnm lquliiue.
Announcement was made tn-day tb it
Herman warships hid lift the io.ut wi'ers
of IN ru aid Hrtih teatnhliH rtmimcd
their sa. lings fi nn I'eruv m irts. wh' S
they lisd suspended l" aue of the pres
ence of the enemy's war vessels
German Aerial Squadron Cut
to Pieces in Wild Night Fight
French Squad nm Surprises Kneiny Between Soissons ;nn
Conipleiie. and Is l'ritctieally Anniliilated in
Performing Darinp: Feat.
COMMAXDKHS 3IK17L1 IX
.iprcial rablf. Jesput't tn Tnr Bun.
l'Alils Nov. IS. Appended to the nlll-
da. conmunl-ue this af.erno,,, wa, a
story of how a snuadron of dragoons at-
n,.i..,i unit destrovod a number of uer-
man aeronlatics and it convoy of automo -
blleK. The squadron was practically anni
hilated In performing the daring feat.
Tho report sajtt;
"A L.cutenant of dragoons, who had
become Isolated with his squadron In the
m'.dst of the Herman lines and had taken
reruge at a farm, learned of the pres
ence of Herman aeroplanes on tho toad
leading fiom Vlvlets to a factory between
Soissons and Complefine. Peasants Kld
the aeroplan s had landed about 7 o'clock
in the evening and had been Joined about
10 o'clock by an automobile, convoy of
seven to nine machines.
"The Lieutenant decided upon an Imme
diate attack. It was then 2:30 A. M. It
was proposed that two platoons on foot
should npproach as near as possible to the
convoy and tire three shots. A mounted
platoon, profiting by tho consentient dis
order, would hurl Itself upon tne uuiouio
biles and chnrgo thoe who sought to
ec.ipe. Another mounted platoon wan to
teinaln In reserve at the factory.
'Tlie two platoons on foot succeeded In
approaching to within forty meters of th
atttomo'dle. and the challenge of the
Human sentinel was the signal for open
ing tire. Scarcely had the lire ceased
than tho Lieutenant In command of the
mounted Platoon charged at a gallop at
the head of Ins men, shouting 'Mve la
"fiifnrtim.itelv the ('..'tinans were only
par-.lnllv suriitled and n rapid tiri gun
sta'lone'd at the head of tlm automobile
envo opened lire. The French olllcers
weie killed and the platoon literally anni
hilated. Not one or the troopers re.icucn
the nut 'mobile Seeing tills the Lieuten
ant In command "f the two dismounted
i,t.,tnnn al.-o ntti muted an assault. Tho
Herman machine gun was silent, the gun-
nets having been kill.'I at tlieir positions
'The French troopers hurled themselves
upon the aviatirs In small groups aid at
once leg.in a fierce Interchange or shits
a: a distance ..f ilfoen yards. The Her
mans, who wete crouching along the edge
of the rout, replied wl'h courage
"While this was going on a detachment
of engineers armed with their tools thr.v
themielves on the acre planes nnd de
stroyed the in itors, the gnolene reservoirs
and the running gear Three nutomobiUs
which con allied n supply oi g.ioiene
aught tile and thtew a glare of light
over the eene
"Itefore cio'ing the eng:igunnt in
commanding olllnT wanted ti engage the
atltom bile which seemed to be occupied
bv the lierman commander
"While the reserve platoon was drawing
back with the few men rem lining In It
be Fr-m h Lieutenant, followed by onlv
three cavalrymen, made 111. up to
tills automobile and found himself face to
face with tw.i men. one an otllcer. The
oitii er Immediately opened Ilr. in the
four men w.th .in ant .malic pistol. The
tliiee c.iv.il' men fill
"fie l.'eu'cn.itit rcche.1 ,i bulle'
through ! arm, but not before be bad
lietn ible ti shout Ins aiUersarA. whoith.it be bid not propetly dressed
ank to the giound.
"The Herman who w is In the atltom i
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Weeks to Christmas
If you haven't made all your Christmas
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and let the telephone help.
It is a pleasure to visit the shops and
stores and see the displays of holiday gifts, but
possibly it is inconvenient for you to do so.
It is always convenient, however, to telephone.
In order to insure getting a good selection
of gifts early, why not turn to your telephone
today, shop "over the heads of the crowd,"
and help to make work easier and life happier
for those at the stores who serve you ?
I LAM) TO IIAXI) C03IHAT
bile sent the French Lleuleirmi nnin-
''"to 'he gutter with a blow fn , r
I 'hc , rhlgT w T
ant.e nf linot,r ,,, Ip ,,,,, J '
dragging himself to shelter
l "of the threo platoons cng.ige.1
ten men came out of this cng.ice,,
unscathed. They hid In a vi!' .
for three days lived within the iwn.
lines. Their dellvciance came wv
division of French lnfantr v - n '
over the enemy, marched Into th, t v
An aerial tight between IV. . ,.
Herman aeroplanes over Am., t,- ,
scribed In an ofllclnl report as f.iLows-' '
"Toward hnlf past oVlo. k r V.
morning of December IS a sergeant ..fn-,
of our air souadrons, having op bou,l
aerorlono a Lieutenant oWrver w.. .
turning from a reronnnlsance nlonc the
front Ho was almost over IV i '
lines when ho perceived a Herman fiv'it
machine ciiliig In the direction of Am,..
He at once started In pursuit f t ,
enemy, but the speed of his tnachir.
slightly Inferior to that of th- Her' -nnd
It was lniosslhlc for him to ove- ,v,
the enemy. In front of Amiens the
man executed a serle-s of evolul i
make possible tho throwing .r
(time on the aviation Held and nth-.
the village of fa Illy, The se evom or
made it possible for the French m i
to come tip.
"The Lieutenant opened fire on tv .
man and discharged nbout 100 i . ,
from his machine gun. The lire. M.k th
elatnaged the Herman machine, hip t
Lieutenant whk not successful in PtrKti
eltlur the pilot or anv vital part t-.
tneclmnlsm. Neverthele., this m i in.
descended tn the ground.
"The French sergeint then appro,! hid
another Herman aeroplane, this one of t-..
Albatross type, which was flying ov.r
allly, and prepared to attack it ,.
pilot of the Albatross. In a skilful ,,M
desperate niamruvre. made a rnpil ."
turn and drove his machine at full e ee,i
mi tlie Flench aeroplane The "-.
isurgeant, to avoid collision, tlirew M
machine brick to such an angle P'.C e
rapid tire gun was detai lied from It?
fastenings and fell down Insido the
Ity the tlm,. tlt. Frenchman hsd recove
his equilibrium the Herman machine I
had time to get away.
"At about this time another French a
atlon sergeant who had Jut landed on the
aviation field of Amiens from a reenn
naisance along the front perceived the
machine of the enemiy In the air ovtr
city. Accompanied by a mechanician r
took the air again, and lifting at e e
to a considerable height ho ntarted n
pursuit of tho Herman machine, wn h
had eluded the Frenchman by the n.
per.ite expedient of charging him.
Th second French machine, cam :
with this Herimui Just us he was gelt, ru
nway from Amiens and was Miccesj.fu;
preventing hltn from getting wlthl-, t
I'icrin.ui lines. He followed him as fa- 1
the teglon of Jlontdldler. The mec'iel
elan ill tills car tired ten ride xhots at - V
Herman machine without crippling t In
tne meantime ilio Hcrmin Lad not t
idle and the French machine bail rece
three bullets, one of which had g-ne
through the gosoleno tank and ar t r
through tho seat reserved for the t rt
passenger. Lack of ammunition mule It
necetsury to abnndon the pursuit
"On reaching the ground tne tnec' .n'
who had gone aloft in such a t irr
tfor a flight, found oil" of his hap
- 1 fror.cn.