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nriil MiiAvtKd part of the trench laby
rinth. Then cimifi the Infantry Hip
nniclal Mntunmt iIpcm not vny whether
r not the inw uniorcil motor catr. tlic
"tnnti"," tli way.
rluht liner for Hour.
Tor hour tli flghthiK rancil linntl to!
rami In tli trcnchci, In pltih nim-u pan.
a(t untlcrsroumt. In the ilURinitr.
Bombi and bayonets were tlio usual
weapon once the ficrman machine sum
At Mouquet farm, knewn to Hrltlrh
aeldiern at "Moocow" farm, the tlnal cap
ture of Hie main work ended one of the
bitterest trutea In the whole Thlepval
sector. Here .the two armies have xrap
pled for week! around IMs xtrone work,
uhlch mont of the time the OermanH held
ecurely, kometltnoH only puitly. Never
until taut Mint had the HrUlxh held It
all. Tim fighting waa as deppcrato n
any that haa taken place on the Homme
While then event were occurring
bout Thlepval, to the raet the Urltlrh
were Increatln- their gain Mill further
beyond the ruined village of t'ourrelflte,
which they took on Friday, puhltur down
the Mope In the direction of Uratulcouit
and I.e Hai.
The HrltlMi had eiloreeded 111 dlscln-:
tlietiibchi'H In when the counter iitturliK
came. They weie heavy, and they wi-ie
pushed near to the new llrltlsh 1lne., but
they wetc lepubed.
Ormaaa Hr Jleavll;.
"Particularly force attacking from the
direction of !. Uaufs and north of
Flr were cauclit hy our artillery bar
rage, Buffering heavy capualtle," cayx
the British tatment, Indicating that the
Hermans aleo attacked the poltlona the
British gained m Friday.
"Our artillery wan active during the
day. Another conflagration In the
enemy' ammunition dump at Orandcourt
broke out aa the result of our (Ire. Our
air aervlee ucc.nfti!l.v continued Ita at
tack upon enemy communication. An
other enemy machlno wai destroyed.
Three of our machines are mbin&"
The German ktatcment. telegraphed
here from Merlin, ay.s t the Somme
On the front of Archduke Albreclit
of Wuerttcnibere and on the northern
wing of the front of Crown I'rlncn
Jlupprccht lively tlelitlnjr activity mn.
tlnu. The ftghtitiff on the Sonuno Is
taklnc Its cour.e. North of tin- river
all attacks have been eangulnirlly re
pulsed, partly by nnr curtain of tire.
Fighting Is still proceeding around
small Prltlah position near Cource
lette. near Flers and west of I,es
Borufs. North of Ovlllcr we (.Mined
some advantngea tn attack. South of
the Somme no very definite attacks de
veloped, hut the artillery fire continued
FRENCH STRIKE AGAIN.
Complete Occupation of Vlllaaes
nd Take More Noma Treaches.
Paris. Sept. it, The French showed
to-day tho 'nrrc.nlne easo with which the
Allies at gaining substantially on the
Somme fmnt. Ilavlnr clearly Indicated
to the Hermans by their morning's bom
bardment where thoy would strike, the
French Mruck, and took every position
they aimed at. Neither desperate Ger
man resistance nor repeated counter at
tack later could atop the French or
r1h from them what thy had gained.
Oen. Foch'a troops finished the work
of driving tho Germans from the villages
or vermaraoviiiera ami Berny. or which
they had held only a part. They took
all the ground from VermandovllltTH
north to uenleeourt. then all the ernttnd
north from Uenleeourt to H-rny. mid still
further north h number of trenchex from
Herny to Burlcux.
Take TOO Prisoner.
On the front of four miles from Ver
saandovlllers to Iturleux, the French took
German portion and captured Too mi
wounded prisoners, of whom fifteen are
officers. This count Is not tlnal, for not
all the captives liavo been taken to the
All mornlns; the French nrtlllery sent
shell after shell Into the Herman trenches
from Bcrny to Vcrmandovlllers. The
French observers watching thu enemy
llnAM J....M Ii.mIv tin., n-lta nn
there because of the great clouds of '
black smoke from exploding shells and
the spurts of earth and wreckage tbut
Finally, a little after 2 o'clock, they
reported that the opposing works had
been pounded sufficiently for an attack
to be made. At Just 2 :3u the French In
fantry leaped from their trenches nnd
started for the Ortnnna In thin but cun
atantly reenforced lines of cruylsh blue.
Hot Flsbt for Trenches.
Ths ground between Vcrmandovlllers,
Denlecourt and Herny was strongly de
fended by German trenches dug deep
and well and strengthened with timbers
and sand bags. Here many Hermans
naa been untouched even by tho heavy
snen nre, anu 1110 rrencn inrumry nan ,
m iac a nov ura iruin macniuo guns
and rifles. "After 4 desperate fight,"
say me statement, -the strongly or
ganlaed tystcm of trenches fell Into our
ln the two villages of Vernianilovlllers
and Berny, however, was waged the
fiercest fighting. In their big advance
last week the French had taken about
half of each village. It was their task
to-day to take the other half, and they
Kaeh village has a small square, and
French and OermanH tlrst met In theso
squares, nt about the centro of the
towns. The struggle was deadly hand
to hand fighting In which stubborn de
fence was pitted against dashing nttaek.
Slowly the Oer,nuia were forced back
through their undergtound trenches and
fortified cellars until all but small knots
of them were killed or captured. A few
such knots of desperate mu were still
holding out when tho olllclal stutement
More Poalttou ( awtared.
Soon after these victories had been
reported the news reuelie.i the Krenrh
staff olllcers. peering eagerly through
ths smoke of tl.-lttle. thai n ntimbf nf
trenches hetwreii Herny aril llnrleuv
had also been taken, in the irrnvei. Inst
wet of Villus faihonnel.
Then caiiiu the Herman counter -at- .
tacks, determined eftorts to take back 1
somo at lean of the Rround that had
bn hnatched from them. The Kiencli i
artllUry was ready and, in the words
of Ihe olllclnl statement, "all counter i
attack Attempted by tho enemy dur-!
lm tha Dvemlnir broke down nmler our i
nrtillerv fire. With beaw Herm-in triu- "
Th Oermn did not ret close enough
for hand to hand flfhtlng. Tho guns
The French attacks of to-day were
deeUjned to blunt somewhat tha salient
of the French line that reaches forward
almost to the streets of peronnn, the i
French objective. The southern side of
thli salient, from ("huulin-s through Vei-
mandovillers, Prniecoutt, lleruy and
llarleux to Hlaches, needed to bo brought
farther forward, Tu-duy s attacks ac
complished this. Also, the French un
little over a mile from tha part of
the railway south of Peronne, where it
pasaei through Mliery. Their nuns ure,
or eoon will be, in a position to domlnato
that railway, for southeast of Herny is
higher f round than ubout Misery.
German Axlatora Onlelasied.
The statement of the War Olllce It.
sued till, miming tell uf mute air e:;-
plols of the Pleach iIiik eorp. That
i or ui.e,ui.ii im possum- iii.iiiis ui.it . iiiu not c-ltarKo until uftcr an arlillciv
the Cernimi aviators ure outclase,, All duel that Hie War Olllco bays was "ex
the raid were aimed at Important Her-1 tremely violent." During, the night tho
man arteries of communication behind . Italian Infantry ifpulscd several counter
i. ii nuinnic ii i'iii iq tnov ciiv ineir geiting
leenforctments to their hard pressed
Tlic statement follow:
yesterday on enemy ueropMne was
lij-oiiKltt down within our lines t
JK'lloy. It la iiitiflimctl that the enemy
machine, which was utliieked by War
unit tiHUer Lcnimlr, c.une to the
Fioiiml north of Muimuinont, belin; the
elshtli to he brought down by tills
pilot. It Is also confirmed that Wur
rant Olllccr Donne defeated lib tenth
enemy machine, which felt near Uric
on September 13.
On Friday night two of our machine
dropped fifteen bombs of 120 mllll
metoia each on tlio air shed ut 1UU
helm. Lust night 230 bombs were
dropped on tho railway station and
aviation buildings nt Tergnlor and
thirty-three, bomb on the railway sta
tion at Abbecoiirt. On the same night
our bombarding squadruii carried out
the' following operation Seventy
two bombs of 120 millimeter. were
dropped on the railway vtatlona as
Itoltel, Epchy and Athlcs and on the
railway line between 81, Quentln and
BULGARS FALL BACK
TO SERB FRONTIER
Sofia Admits Itctiveincut in
lake Ostrovo Region "Af
ter Bitter Fighting."
rAJUi. 8DL 11. "After bitter fighting
In tha region of Lake Ostrevo. the enemy
OOOUDled Nidi PUnlua." tissln. to-dav's ,,lan "l 1:k xne mgni ociore ami ai
X.anNouJ:c?m.nnrof VhS"CnrVa." I 'n $TnW: re'
War Ofnce. telegraphed here. Tho Nldje u "ru'' ? ' x , .., . Jk n?I
rtaga la on tha Serbian frontier, north or
Tho whole Huluarlaii right wing ha
j-i. ., i.i. i...
back to tins Seib border Thouch 1 '" 1,1 n fr,"h 0XK ot "'"'"K1'; he.irlr.
lirir. . ,.. Innumerable accounts u Mvlil a t lie
Serbian troops lmvo donn tho heaviest
fighting. French and Itussl.iu troons alsn
haxe )iroved more than n match for the
1 1 ill gars,
.. . .
eranco-ituviian rorees on our, n7llut()n .ml ,eterd ..y vxa the nm-t , ' a-e. rhucMed s the la.i n, ihe am
pursuing their rapid march. " '',', ? ?, 1 . ,n ,,f 11, ,i-' bulames. I he.ud nagment of a con-
have nmved In front of Fiorina, tax.
tha French War Olllco conununhiuc to
Vl.lrlnf. la nnli. ,1.H n.l1s fr.t. ll.A
Serbian border, west of Nldje rianlnj.l
u is nut nrteen miles by railroad from
Klurlna to the llulgar base ut Mouustlr. I
ix est or l.aue ostrovo the rejuvenated nigh ground tney iosi. i n" nrmm inl
and victorious Serbian army, which 1 ticlpated tho Gcrmaif attack with their i .
reached the. Ilrod vesterdav. ! erolnir
tho river. The llulgars ure liitrenchetl
upon tho tight bank and their trenches
ure being snini-hed hy tha Serbian null-Ian
lery. Tim Serb gunnels have turned
against these trenches more capturcil
"Kast of tho t'ermi Serbian troon
have reached the Immedlato outskirts of 1 forces In tho front linn trendies sup
Vetretilk and Kajinitckalan after n series 1 ported patrols In the shell craters in the
of nhstlnale rnuii'vni.iii. ivhieh nil ei,,i-
their advantage." ,., the French
lal statement. In many of theso nt-
, the Serbians charp.,. right u,,t o the I
Hulpar trenches and leaped Into them,
bayoneting the occupants but tiring few
On the allied right wing, on the
Struma, llrltlsh patrol, have been ac
tlve again, but there ha been no gen
eral engagement. The llulgarlan lines
at Ncohori and r.srth rf the Kcrc; road
wero bombed by llrltlsh laldlng parties
.....- .... ivtM.uiiri ii.i,i 11 iiu 1L u I III lill'I
NO PRISONERS TAKEN.
nutiiars t.ost R.iMHt .Hen In First
Clash Willi crl.
t.ONtniv, Sept. 17 Tho llulgarlan
lot ."..t'OO men In three ham of fight
ing In the first clai-h between the Ser
bians unit Kulgais in ciMcin Dobiudja,"
says Ileuter'H OdesMi correspondent.
"Tho fighting was x-ery bitter. It w
mostly hand to hand and no prisoners
were taken by either side. The Hut
gars, aided by Hermans, made (Ightecn
attacks, all of which were ripuWd with
great losses. Ot-rmiin cavalry nlsn came
into the action, trying to take the Serb
by nn attack In the rear. The Serbian
rear line received them with the bayotut
nnd most of the cavalry foice wits e.x-
An otllclal communication li-ued
day by tho lltrlin War Olllce said:
"Herman seaplanes Saturday succe
fully nttacked the railway works und
enemy columns In northern Tiobrudja.
"An enemy seaplane squadron on the
sea off Tusla was bombarded; one of
the seaplanes was hit. All of our sea
planes returned safely"
TnUlltK I t I'osltioit tn Keep
Itond tn t'anstniisn Open.
London-, Sept. 17 --A desimlch to the
7(mrs from Ilunianlnn heaibiuarter,
dated Sunday, says that In the Oobrudj i
I 111.. I loci,.lt nni'i till n itrmi. tu fiilllm.
j,ari5 a,i taking up n Urong pi)ltlon 011
a line extending fiom H.isnvo ti Tiula.
Thu lino from ltanvo, on the Danube 1
nbout sixty mile cuM of Tuzla, 's a 1
llttlo south of the Itieovo-Const.inrH
line, t) which Oct 111.111 despatches said
the Kusso-Kiimunlaii li.nl been drive-'
It Is a Hue Intended roughly to protect
the Constauza-u.iMivo railroad, hy vvlih 1
the HufsUuu larded at I'otistauza aie
...I. .11 J. -ll... ...I I.. I .Ml.
The Herman st ittnient sivs of the
1.1' udja ' "the pursui "of . I IX
continues." The llumanlan statement
ays. "In the DobruJa the situation I
unchnnged. There have been engage
ments with advanced enemy detach
Itumanlon succes In the Invasion of
Transylvania Is announcd by Hui barest
and admitted by Met lln, The Hunia.
nlans have occupied the large town of
Togaras, on the minium bank of the
Atuta Mlver midway between Hermann,
etadt and Kronsladt, They have also
taken three small villiges near it, llonio
rov. Almas and Koehalon, Ten olllcers
and 900 men and much material were
The Herman otllclal statement tele
graphed here admits that the llumanlan
nro advancing against the. sector of the
Kreal and Utile Kokel rivers (Kiikullo'
rivers) In central Trans) Iv.inlu, 011 both
stilt. of .m.l above Szel.elv rdvii-lu-lv. i
coiisldcruble town on the rallrn.nl tn
Heosv.ir about llfty mile w,lhlii the
"Iji tho Stieln Vallii.v xio'.ottt llithtlni'
routlnue." says the Ittiinaiilun olllclal
report. "Near Unnihelplit. south of
11 niiltnare. which has repeatedly cliatised
hand, the, position remains finally in
our nossesslon. Wa ciulureil tev. -itv.
wlv iirlunnt-rit. fin the cnlltbiirii frnnl ni
artillery duel ban occurred alonir th.
Danube. Our batteries sank at the
mouth of the river two lurj-e.i loaded
ITALIANS KEEP UP DRIVE.
storm fttronir Anatrlan Position
on Cnrsn Plaleuii,
IIomk, Sepl, 17. On the Parso plateau,
lioithvvcat of Trieste, Italian tionpit uru
keeplps up their b! new offensive move
incut toward Trieste, They sunned to-
day further Austrian Ititrenchments on
a vvlile front, eaptuilng 80u pi Isoners,
the War Olllce annuunt.es.
The attacks were made against "power
fill enemy lines," tho statement s.ij , for I
llio Austrian have dm; them-elve In I
solidly slme Heirltz vva cnpturid, to
block the way to the Important seaport 1
mi the Arll-!:lllii rl'hA lli.tl.i.. i.ifintei'
OF SOMME BATTLE
Ilritisli forestalled Ocrmaii
Attaek by Making One
of Their Own.
'TANK" CAHfl A SUltPKISK
Kulser's Troops Alarmed by
the Terrible Charge Caused
by New Machines.
With tiik Hritisii Abut is VnAUcn,
Sept. t. via London. Sept. IT With
renseles shellflre fnim tinpreeedented
conccntrnlititis of guns the battle raged
fuilously all day. the .Itrlllsh making
Kood their ndvunce of yesterday, while
the Germans wero rushing up reserves
from other parts of the western front,
Tlio demoralisation of their Infantry
yesterday by tho use of the new armored
motor car. called "tanks" was freely
confessed by prisoners with whom tho
correspondent of tho Associated Press
In such nn action aa that of yesterday
'.ne corresponaeni, inougn no nas ireo-
lum ,n '" no." 'n'J?a " ln."
,' " "
' "V 1 . ' . "
CM Illlil III.- MrifUllt'l P ll nrinu hiiiiih'ii
red spots on white banflaires and p'ee in;
l.lla ..f l..ln.lllulln t ; I I Itt I lielflPe ! t .
InforiiiHtlon toaeiner neroro
i iimvn ill iirni' m. in c. i ir c ri.-nn
Ish lirinx 111 France. .
t'orestntla (irrninn XtlseL. 1
Tho Germans tnemseives were ma's-
ing at tnuuy poinis, it appears, mm ai
view to making nttuck to recover some
own onslaughts. nlsted by their new
1 "Hell" machine, whoo sectet they had
b"cn keeping up their sleeves for such
Decision a till.
The accounts of both wounded ltrltlh
' soldiers and the prisoners taken from all
parts -of the line aureo that the Herman
loss were Immense. As n rule the
Somme battle urea 111 small nuinners
battl. area In small numbers
with a plentiful supply of machine g ins
Till mean n snuler force exposed to
"r... cry centra - -; 'j
- " . ,
xvlth the maehlne gun mi'iiceu .11111
., , ir.ncliea taken, then the re-
serve expected under cover nt the ntill-
lery fire of their sldn to retako it by
counter attackj. Thus the Hermans In-'
tended to attack. They had massed
nnmhers of men 11 their IIOIU
These were not only caught
surprise of the sudden blast or the'earlv 1
morning concert of tho llrltlsh guns pre-
e..tin ih. lir.n of thn ltritlsh In.
fantry. but were raked by thn machine 1
tun tire from the "tanK" car. .x lite
Herman were In new trenches, which
the' had built as best they mild under
tho continual shell lire and a they had
no dugout and could find no shelter,
they were subjected to the murderous
enfilade from the "tank" cam.
Mob Confusion Prevails.
Despite Herman discipline and
bravery and racial hate which tho Then one of the many watchful uern
Kaiser'. troop put Into their fights I plain s swooped down almot to liallni
against the Ilritisli. at many point mob distnnci- and Joined In the battle. 'Ihe
confulou prevailed among those In the ,u,,uyeil ltav.1rl.111 piotnptly niccumbeil
fro'it line. Some attempted to cur- t tlilx stianue alliance of armored car
render, though surrender seemed Imput- j,i uciopl.nio anil went their sevfral
ble .iK.iint these walking fort. 'was. and lUen tho Infantry was called
others llre.1 deH'crately and hopelesslv , ul,on ..
befoio being mowed down and still. ..Tll ,.,.on,i ,i,n. f the Flers nt
otlier. wero p iralyzed by the upparltlon , uV i,,,,,, ,, att.i. ken-. to Hi., soutli
vvhlcli had no precedent I11 warfare. ,.,i of the vill.ue. Tl.eie w.ih 11 lit
Trcnches were tilled with t.crman dead , t ,
and Ihi.ss in night fell 1 K"1" ' armored c..rs . an.e forward. Ute man-
.1 reaper where the t, UK cats could , , ,
Ulieci sprajs 1.1 iru.i ii. ...... ....... .
Ileforc tho attack the lliill'h plan, as.
a staff officer explained to th corre-!
spondeiit for tho Associated Press, was
mil to take either Martlnpulcli or trc.'.)V ',J,1f ,,H . ' ce, rK
1.,.. .....,.i... 1..., , "n,.,.-.fi!i u-ri nuilsli ;uinv
,1,.. ..iK- n ni'iH',,, mlini.cn th.-.t tile colli.
220.127.116.11 W.i irleen to nitsh on and kl
nlglilfnll both tilaccs wero in me p.s
suhsloti of tlio ltritlsh
Thee two vlllages'are on the left or!',J"-"1 Itivaii.ins fiom their bobs ,ti Hi
lling.' ef . lovemetit, which has t
1 le" b . ol; of the canal oppos'to
p 1 1 1 11 ans were congested
hue in .1 nan v" in. i In order to hold
the salle'it an.' ie vent the llrltlsh from
wlileiiing me ' 1. nil' line uy ureahtng
through n'of ft
line 'ortlll.'.i "..i"
1 tage o'l Hie old first
fiom Tli'epv.il north
I. "but the '.1 ucr the Herman mini-
the more er -u.illies It incaiil," said
f'nll nn I.I 11.- fnr
With demoralization In
f 1 out
I lln'" lllrow f'rw.iril all the
. 'f . ;';'
"Y ' '' !,' ' J
I ,a" "5" " , f ' ''n?L,er" " '
motor vehicle they had was bringing up
men and machine guns, and horso ar
tillery xvas summoned from right and
left to reenforce the already enormous
concentration of guns Alarm, accord
ing to nil Information the llritbh have,
best describes the situation of tho Her
mans after the budden ami 11111 xpictnl
assault hv the llrltlsh, which w.t. tho
heaviest the latter had yet made.
To-day (Saturdayl the Hermans are
catherlnit tlielr forces and attempting
counter attacks. At some "points they
limkfl through tho tievv llrltlsh line, and
while the Prltish were reltlitK at thee
points they were also attacking nt others,
t'nder a poiinilliur that the most ter -
,;"'' " f lnal moueni artineiy can
ptodllce the Mubborn wn-stle for tmsl-
'on continues, with the llrltlsh In p(1".
n-sslun of moie Kiminil lo.nl(-tt th.n,
-li"' "a" piatmeu.
Itlffleult tn llestrnln 3trn,
I ,P. .,,,,. , lfc,. . ,
. U1? onn "miui.l.v in man) instances
I hv' , H'r" 1 he
I ullons u"Ks r,'om nttomptlnic to
t- ot' ari
Thu 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 1 1 a : i ii e i- of one famous resl-
uicnt, fluJiuK his men ruahluir beyond
Ihe objective et for them, leaped upon
a hllli':l; ami nandltuc up fiiitur the
eiininy's I'.ri S'liiuded In vain a bugle
i'.iII to halt. They went on nnd took
Imlr second objective an I, oar uli. ,nl
of ichedulel time oro i Ulcer explain-iliL-
h "wauled to have tho job over
wllh once we were nh i -d,"
In one e"isi there wa-i in "tank"
in- to si.eiue ihe D141-1 1 In,, unit, and
it fell In tlic duly of a certain 1. 1 i .i I u,n
to maintain the line on Its tlulit mid
U-ll, Seventy men went forwatd.
All were mowed down mid unother
' tilatoou of Tn were mowed down, but the
third t-erllun, rhurglnit over the dead
took that Heiinnu strong point ami Hum
prevented tiny bteali In the IliH of ad
vancc (ien, (iiiede lllra t inier Ixnlfe,
Auri'tini, via l.-itiloit, Sept 17
Hen, II I", A, H.ieile, the coiniiiainler In i
ruler or tlie I iei man rorce in upper
Alsace, I dead .iftei- an operation, no.
cording to a telegram tecelved heie from
THE SUN, MONDAY,
FIGHTING CARS KlfiL J
MEN; CLIMB WALLS.
Trenches and Shell Craters Do
Xot Stop British Motor
().i: ATTACKS A FACTO II Yi
Knglish Soldiers Stop Flglit-J
ing to Lmmli at Grotesque
Appcaranee of Ally.
Sprri,il Cnblf rtrtpnteh to Tils tr
I.IINPOV. Sept. is, Hesldes the sud
denness nnd unexpectedness of the Hrlt
Ml attacks on the Soennie that ended
tlio tlilid Meek of September the Rre.it
new armored ears that worked with the
Infantry wero tho urcutest suiprlse. ac
cording to despatches from correspond
ents at thn front.
"Sinister, formidable. tndustrtou,
theso novel machines pushed boldly
across shell torn No Man's Lund," says
one correspondent, "In a manner aston
ishing to our toldlern no less than to the
enemy. It Is too soon to advertise their
best points to an Interested world. Hut
tho ntpiy Is tnlklug of llttlo else.
"They inspiied confidence nnd laugh
ter. No other Incident of tho war lias
I'lc.ltod such alilllseiiiuut unions tlKhtlm;
men In the f of ilvalh us their debut
beforu the tuiulu's of Miiillupulclt and
Kli is. Their lU.ilntnisK and tlielr n-ciu-tm.-
nir of luufmuiil liiti'lliKi'iico (uni
ntended them lu a rllr,il .ludlencc.
"The 'walking wounded,' ibnj..' not
b.lill.V 1 1 VI I t. HI lulled thlouull llie.r 1..UI-
il.iKes it tut urlni" as they t:il,ed of IIkm-
a i. .tut ii ill., I iii':i-ii. 1 .1 I'll I ii, 1.1 roii lie I
"""",NI nivuniniy hoiiiiih'o
tn.m. 'I.011I,' Im r-.il. 'there iij one
f them Hon boxes .trolling down the
111. 11 sireei 01 i iers illiu u was or ;i
Mndi- trnij- l.nuuli m II I'ouuht,
"The man whj invented them new and I
evllishly elllclent machine of ileslrilc- .
run liberies much of the .limy if fur 110
more man tli.it lie m made It l.iuch
a II fought. It Is tut the laughter of
ridicule, though It is the l.ilit!hti r of
I admiration, Tlio 'iron boxes' have
timed their place .11 tho fighting fone
of the Allies
"This vutorv means nnuo than a
mere piercing of the nemv's third lln-
j - w;; nro s ,,,- the
J UJ ; ,ll ' ' '
t i" ,.,
who could" wlluh 'very' ,no
U last we lire sitting 1. the coveted
tnov intent in
11 '"" - ""in- .unuiiy n-r eiiing m
""' , ,. . . , 0
I Ij-r f.d I nto ott- lu.ud win, ,,,,.
"'latlve facility Die troops Mil iigaln.t
reached he village in three ea-y lap.
e.n,ii hiiimk h i-.iii-, .in n
preliminary meiiMiii' one car
fit' In ihi i...rtl..T.s; ,ur:.er
Wood befon: tliiwit und clearo.1 a
'K'niy paity from two Joined trr
M' 'ay tn.li.
eroilnne ltleil Hie t'nrs.
"The tlrst hailing place of the tio,ij
bound for Flers wa the Herman switch
iron' ll pfirthe.iM 'if Hllichy, a part of
111" -o-callcil third lit There was !
ledoubt bete at all ancle whence ma
1 1 111 tie gun tiro could be well directed but
j two armored cits camo lumbering tip
the'anii pouted .1 deslructlvo gunfire Into It.
..,.. ..... on., m It. Then n
car started up what was the main st-t
of l'b i s ill iiic-liellum d.u's, escorted, a
I "U w.l.s ll mactl'n.'ent progteff
stalking iiujesticiilly ninl.l liilii, oll'ive.l
'In n.eti in khaki, drawing the iloji,"
' grouiui iim-a iii-ignei. aim uringnig inem
, biinklni Into the MinliKht to sfife at
1 'loir captote. who laughed at them l'i-
stead of killing them.
, .(.,mk ioil 1 1 . Then Itetlreil.
1 "I'ictuie Its p.ii.'tge ft mi one mil of'
th ttiln of Flers to the other, b-avlii't ,
' behind the Infantry swurmiiig thiotikl.
the dugouts of the Hoi-Iks. I hen I'
went otii through ih.. north, ni end of
tlie village, past more defensive por
tions, and up the road to Heuilecouit, 1
halting at the oiit.-kli t bef.ue tinning
back, and dealing out death 111 vunou
I'oiui". It silenced 11 battery and a half
of nititliiy, i-.ipturcd tho gumi. is anil
ll.ill.ii-il 1 1111 11 0111 10 1111. 111. 1,1. rio.i.ij
It icttnci'.l Its footstep with eipuil mill,
posuie to the llr'.tish llius. At the
close of a piotltahle day the travelling
fort dlplncil 011 one urmorcil eldo n
siuitlliig nlacanl ItiM-rilied. "Hicnt Hun
defeat, extra special "' I
Philip Hllib". e-orrespoiiileut of the I
Cull" .lm(, leferring to the cars, s.ixs
"When I tlrst canio acros, a liei.l of
them In a lb Id, like the countrmaii
who fit st saw 11 giraffe, 1 said: 'Hell, I
don't billow It' Then 1 eat ilovvn
laughing until I had tear in my eyer.
j In war one has a funny scn-o of humor
"They iirs monstrously, comically like
toads of vast sle enieiBlni; from prime-1
I vol slime In the tvvlllsht of the world's
dawn. When our soldiers first taw
, then- sti.inue cie.itures lollopliiK aloim
' tlio 10.1U ovejr ohi iiaineneius neuinu tin
lines, t-iltliu.' trenches mi tlie nut, th
shouted nnd clteeied wllill and l.tiiKlli-.l
for days afterward I
Sie.ikliik- of tb iill.iek on tlie sucar ,
f.utoiy at t'ourcclctti' Hlbbs sa.vs:
"The machine KUU bullets fell from
Biggeat FurniahlnK Store
Whole Building, Near Broadway
"Moat" for your money
$1.25 Madras Shirts!
Worth $1.50 & $2,
Soft & Stiff Cuffa
Silk Shirts, $2.98; were $3.98
Chamoitictte Gloves, 65c
Silk Gloves, All Shades, $1.00
Fall Silk Necku ear, 49c
Open end 4-in-Manda
Poplim, Nite Moirt. Collttt Stripes
SEPTEMBER 18, 1916..
Its hides harmlessly. It advanced upon
a broken wall nnd leaned against It un
til It fell with a crush of bricks, then
rorn 011 the idled brick, passed over and
walked straight Into the midst of thn
factory ruins. From Ita sides came
flashes of tiro and a hose stream of bul
lets. Th-n It trampled around over the
machlno gun emplacements, crushed tho
machine KUns under Its heavy rub and
killed tho machine gun teams with It.
According to M10 Pallit Tclrpraiih,
there Is not much that I mslcrlouH
lilhilll th cntifclrtif tlrm of the tanks.
They ore Just uii Improvement over the.
well known rateiplllar huiitei which has
liHiiled big guns fir both side iliiilnul
Hie war i:iigliiid ha ontv impinved ,
the speeit and mobility of siieh machine.
while tendering them bullet proof
, A corre-pondent with the IltitlMi tinny
sny iJirnian prloners rredy iiilinltti it
tliey weie deuior.tliied by thv new car.
"Thero was no standing iigalliM that
otl of thing," said one iteimau of
fleer. "Of 1 ourse we stirrenileie.l
tlios'1 of n who wero alive. V tired
i at 11 tank with our rifles. Our iila
1 1 hire gun turned loose on It. Hut
i the bullets were only blue hpaiks 011
'bo armor. We thought the HrllUli
-'nw 1,lu' 'lupld. deplte their fniirage
mid tubbnrniies. and they gave u
sunn ise like this."
A column of Herman prisoner. a
Ihe correspondent, pas "I nt,' a "tank" to.
Jolelng In the nickname of "t'leme de
Aletithe" which Had r turned fiom battle
inn wit resting in. 111 11 moors, spiean
. .. ..
out their hands and ihook their heads
its they looked at It, exclaiming In 11
"Melll Hott 111 llllnniel. I It tinde
ontrol' Won't It break nut nnd begin
tiring ngaln? Cm we ever forget our
first sight of the thing n It c.tnie at
u out of the morning mist? It ln't
war using a pice- of machinery like
that it Is butchery "
InMlnVs t'sr of fnr.
To thi a llrltlsh oltlcrr replied "Su.
it 1 illte peaceable and latiie now
It h.i J:!"t been foil. At fcr t: net being
W'te. it 1 finite in keeping with tin
HiBtie convention, which the gas attack
at X pres wn no
The construction of these tiw und
fortnldabie etiKinc of war ha been
jiit'ouly guarded ami mu! for nbvlnu
re-i.on str.l remiln ,1 mystery 1(
slgrcd ns they are to traverse t: e m. t
ip.fli.'iilt nnd rbaotto country and to
weep nnny all obtneb In their pi'lt.
they sr.- of large sire, with caterpillar
wheel con.'.ructe.l to cover
ttencn or (hell hole and to
vehicle to tackle almost any depth of
111 I re.
Xln lie IHb rnctor,
Theso "tanks,'' n tho Toimn1' a'.l
them, are 11 produtl of llrit.iln cm 1 dy
nnd the part they may yet play ' i tl
war may go far toward delermiu ig
the Una', result. Apart from t ie r ult-
S. Altmatt & (Ha.
Misses' Siaiits, Dresses and Coats
FOR Tlr'E AvJTfJVN SEASON
are diisplyeiS in an unusuaiJy Ea.rge ana
tnterestang co3!ec4ion, vhoch presents s.l ilhe
latest developments of fashion, in modes and
nrnateirials. In remiar stock at the prices
Evening and Theatre Qovr.s, 128.00 to 2 JO. 00
Afternoon Dresses of satk, . 21.50 to 65.00
3treet Dresses of worsted, 5 b. SO to 85.00
Tailor-made Suits . . 24.00 to 145.00
PracticaJ Coats . . . 85.50 to -38.00
Dressy Coats .... 65.00 to E -35.00
(Misses' Department, Second FSoor)
Cfoflfldireini's Sweater Boats
i sees 2 to 6 years)
are now being shown in a iarj?e asS'Ortmein.4.
of irtew nraodeEs for the Autumn and
These flittle suits, comsisttinig off sweater
BeggJirags, cap and ntHHttens, are made off knitted
brushed voO'l, in white and a variety of
pretty coJors. They are very warm and conin
ffortable for the tiny folk, are extremely ait
tractive, and decidedly popular.
Childrerii's Leggings, era both knee and draper
neimgiths, are s'hovn in a variety off material's.
(Hosiery 11 c part.:':
3Htft!) Auntiu', Krui Jurk
of their tiro at elosi rant tlio moral
effect ot tho uppeHrune and compara
tive Invulnerability of the weird nnd
monsters upon nn enemy alrtadj'' bewil
dered und (Inieil by thousandj of high
oxplosl-o shells I obvious.
A great virtue of thl weapon In
war I that It lessens x-cry considerably
the losses of advancing troops from
enemy machine guns. In this way It
answers tho purpose of tho shield which
il wiui proposed some time ago should
bo can led by tlio attackers but tha uso
of which weight nnd other eo"i-Mrra-turn"
The new' ear enmpletes the wo-lt or
the nrtlllery bombardment on the 1 nemy
trenches befmo Hi- InM-itty .idvuiec.
Its thief work Is .0 lo-ito lb( iiCiiuum
111:1. i iie uunneis linn nioiv tncni ot'i 01
Hictr position i'o s.t.t they i.ti"iot inovv
iIovmi 1I10 iidv.inclii inf'iuti'V V'"' done
the iiifmlry can v-i up." the ab niiloiicd
enemv linHtlllll Willi COIIlIl.iriltlV '.IM'
I'reiht for th" new "travelling1 land 1
foil" belong to two men, l.leut.-i'ol. 1
".. It. Swiiitoii of the Intelligence de-1
pailmcnt of tho Hener.il Stuff nnd Major,
St'i'i t'ol. Svvlnloti will be renumbered
n- 1, of the ollleer "e ew Itnesses" who
wrote aecounts of the early days around
Ypr for Itiltish Lw.-p.iprs. Major
Stein I" u lui'ltii". imin who bus been
for "nine time In the employ of the Hov
einment. Tho iiilfi; .Woll describes til"
i.evv monster as follows
"These long, low, dust colored tortoise
have no icHcinblanie to motor cars.
They ore. Ill fact, steel land ship of
immense power und wonderful (opacity.
I ,1.... ll.nl. ...... ellllll. mill, lillsli
I II UL I liril- l.'ftni.
rose in iicncs iiun
. .. , ...... ,i,,' r
"VV "...r ,Vt. ,..1 .i,... I.
till! lll"-i iriimi nt'i'i H
the sei r,c with which Hie malitng or
t licit '.liouiitiibt "f parts wan veiled In
the I'ld.iuiil Wivvu of their birth. The
11 1 my likes tl.eut. but It ' not plnelng
loo iiitich rellaiue on what I for t.ie
pie-ei t only 1111 xiierlnn nt "
78 AER0S DOWN IN MONTH.
Merlin n! It) Fell l"l" llnnd of
tin is v.a win less tit Saw. lie. Sep
17 veiity.flgh' iieioil.iuc. weie ot J
by tb" liritMi ittnl French the roult
of 1ur1.1l 'iig,igoii'tits 011 the western I
1 trout during August, itccotdins to tint
iivet-f.i News Aitcivv "if this nti'ii-
l.r 1'' iii.ichltK . fell into Herman hatnl, 1
.11 of tho r.iptuied lieiopl.nic being!
IliiU-ll und I rieti.lt Tvulit.v iglit .
:ieroi laiie are 1,0s. Mm ly kr. .vvu to have
beiii eliot ibivvn t.ch'.nd Ihe allied I. lies. P.
deilaicil, while on.' .uroplane vva.
I forced to descend behind the llncV
"The Herman losse of aeroplane
before and behind the
were , scventeitt aero-
. lion.. ..,.1 ,
' tlio Matvneilt adds
I'nrl Minoonces Price of l.nnn.
P'.r.I.. S. pt 1 7 - -Olllclal notice via
a vcti to.1l.1y that the pi tec of le-ue. of
the new vvar loan will be x francs
HALICZ BEATEN BACK
Advance by Hrusiloff's Army i
on the Hood to LembenrTs
Admitted in Ilerlin.
l.oNlio.v, Sept. lV.--Altacks by great
fon e of Russian ngalnst laino sections
of the Teutonic front In Ituse-lii-mnl Ha
llcln were made In iy, say the slate
melit lsued by the Heiimin Wur Olllce
find telegraphed heie. The Itusslan
were re-pulsctl cverywhei e except nt the
most vital spot, near llallcz. There. It
Is admitted, Archduke t'liarlefi Frfliicitt'H
troops had to retire.
According to this evenliw's olllclal 1Mi
slan stutemctit the troops of (Ion. llrusl
biff nro trlklng nfMti nnd ngiln ut the
ilefenderH of the key to I.etnlierg. nnd
have taken .1.171 Herman pilsoncis find
lino Ttliks, Tint Itusslan waves itie ut
lacking the rullvvuv line fiom I'ndvysko
to Italic., near the lllve. Atiraluvka.
South or Itrrazany. which Is northwest
of Halle and on the right Kink of the
.lota I.U'a, the Itusslatis dislodged Turk
ish troops and occupied the positions.
Thn llusslans repot t that tlielr attack
upon Lemberg by way of llallrj!. soullt
east, succeeded somewhat, while the Iler
lin statement says tlielr nttnele nlnied
straight west at tho Hiillclan capital was
beaten back. The Herman announce
ment declares that north of Zborow, be
tween the Sereth nnd Sttwia. "nu.t v!k-
orous Attacks on the Herman lines under .
Hen. Von Ebon broke down."
Itusslan attack further north, filmed I
nt Vladimir Veilymkl, continued all day, I
ltd Konietlmew by the two i:u-i,in gtiay.1 1
coins, but were repulsed Tin Heruiiii
statement i.n these nttaiks vvete iii.nle
along a front of tw 've mile. "Willi
stroiuj forces which untie foivvanl In
tiumeioii. wave ilurlng the tnoiiinic. 11 f
lernoon and veiling. T.n- t ii n t . it
adds, " rompletvly failed, Willi the tno-t
severe lnses. Itcports tittle tbitl it cer
tain places the loson weie lenrfu'"
IliiBhieer anil I'l renin 11 freed.
Heorge flrooll of Ml .lersev nveniie.
.lersey I'lty, eiigtitecr on a I'ei in iv.im.i
Itallrond locoinotivo tital slim k a Wa-h-Inglon
tr.tlu on S.tluiil.iv and itijund
everitl iersons. nnd lit hclner, T loni.is
Iteeil of 723 South Te lb ureet, .ler.-ey
put. tin i
United States Senator
WHY YOU SHOULD
Cast Your Primary Vote
William M. Calder
BECAUSE-The welfare of New York State
and Nation absolutely requires the election
of a Republican Senator.
BECAUSE He is the strongest, best equip
ped and most popular candidate and if
nominated will be elected.
BECAUSE-He is a successful business man
with a splendid record of ten years of
effective public service in Congress.
BECAUSE He is an ardent champion of a
protective tariff and is a thorough student
of revenue legislation. He served in
Congress during the enactment of two
BECAUSE-23 of the 24 Republican Repre
sentatives now in Congress from the State
of New York, who know the high character
of his service, endorse his candidacy.
BECAUSE-n 1912 he was the only Repub
lican elected to any office in the southern
part of the State. From 1910 to 1914
he was the only Republican Member of
Congress from Greater New York; over
whelming proof of his character and quali
fications. BECAUSE He has always advocated Pro
tection and Preparedness, for our homes,
our business, and our country.
HIS RECORD MERITS YOUR SUPPORT
VOTE LIKE THIS:
X12 William M. Calder
Primary Day, Tuesday, September 19th, 191 H
William M. Calder Campaign Committee
City, wero discharged In thn Jcfferoj
Market court yesterday when itrr,intil
on charges of criminal ncgllgcnte, )(.
.Muglstrato held they were not resppn. .
bio for the nccldent.
So hard to do our new
Fall suits justice in an ad!
The thing is to try them
Why isn't that a per
fectly good hunch to carry
Soft hats! Derbies!
New Fall shapes.
Special attention to outlining ii
I.11.V S by tnn.ll. Send pntal for ramp!
Rogers Peet Company
at 13th St.
at 34th S
al 41it .St