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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, .SEPTEMBER 21, 1914.
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AVENUES OF BLOOD
PROGRESS OH AISMEE
Men Who Fed Guns at
Puisieux Lie in Ghastly
Mounds Beside Iron Skeletons.
I his pn.t AmiiriK thf I'inrrwil rubbish lay
a silver whistk, Its silhen mrrt blnod-
I stnlnid and the whlst.i iiinili.il and
Amiss the pluiii, whore lie many of
the slain Trench and Ueimnns who fill
In a LhaiRc n(,aint the trenches, another
battery fouKht nml mis wounded. tloie
the spinnej lie hor.-es nnd cnlxsoni in
e hideout) heap, nnd beyond the spinney
Is .i wood of dense Krowln.
The wood Is In poipetiml shadow, nnd
It is. well that dnrkness should hide the
horrors I saw among those trees.
BKHIND THE ALLIES' LI.VKS.
FRANCE. Sept, SI.
To the Khually fluids about Puldleux
I came, through the haunting horrors
of men In gray and blue lying on the
icadslde some as though thuy had lain
down to rest anil would spring to their
feet at the trumpet's sharp summons:
others as though some savage beast
had sprung on them unaware and
mauled them to death; others as though
lightning had struck them and left only
the charred remains.
One man was knefllng with hla rifle
on tho shattered stump of a. telegraph
pole. He might have just sighted the
enemy, but the linger on the trigger
wna stiff and cold, and through tlm
brow of the soldier was a tiny hole,
A hundred paces to the rear of th'i
earthen parapots lie a torn anil over
turned tent, a red blanket, some crlm
honed strips of linen and piece of
otton wool all telling the tale of
wounds and agony. Nearby U a
mound with a cross of brum. hen, tho
grave of a gallant oillcer buloved by
nLAZED TRAIL WITH OLOOD.
Tho air U charged with tho subtle
and sickening odor of death.
Here on the sloping plain they fought
the batteries. You can trace the path
of tho men who fed the batteries. Tboy
have biased the trail with their blood.
You can see where the ammunition
wagons waited in the rear anil where
the horses stamped with impatient hoof
And the gunners, the men who fought
among flame and thunder in a hurricane
of lead and steel hards, ou can t-e
where thts ttood behind thin earthen
wall, where they n.nnded the shattered
parapet with spent tneea, where tne
took cover in a little cave dug in the side
of the emplacement when answering guns
had got the range ana poured upon them
a deadly shower Men and guna have
gone, the broad ilelds are silent, doserted,
and all the emplacements are tmpt ex
cept two. Outlined ugalnst the gray
sky are the skeletons of guns. There Is
always some strange attraction atuut o
gun that has been wounded in battle. It
Is like b human belj.g It was the same
with these German guns. I felt as If I
stood before men who hail fought like
heroes, who had been sorely wounded and
left on the battlefield.
HUnOIC GUNS AND MBN.
How well they must have fcnight. these
two comrades who stood proudly side, bs
side among the wreckage. What thunder
bolts they must have facul! Many are
tho wounds of these guns- They have
I i en strui-k In a score of plucs, yet they
held fast to the death, hurling back bolt
tor bolt, ahoweiing death and destruction
until the hurricane overwhelmed them
nnd the fires of hell leaped upon them,
burning the ver earth around and leav
ing only thebe charred hup on which the
tuns lie still 'jointing to the enemy, de
fiant even In the hour of death
The men who fought mem must have
been worthy of the guns I wonder If
their commander lies ui.der the little -ross
to the rear This honor 1 feel sure was
Jilt alone, for I know he died braveij at
PEOPLE. NOT THE RULERS.
BLAMED FOR GREAT WAR
Professor Flick, of Syracuse, Thinks
This Is Racial Struggle.
SYItACt SE. N. Y Sept. 21 -Declaring
that the cuusps of tho war lie In
n historical development of Europo since
the overthrow of Napoleon at U'atorloo
In tSIR, Prof. Alexnnder C. nick, head of
the Depaitmont of History, at Syracuse
University, today said tho war was not
one of rtilprs, but a war of the people.
Ho returned from Europe a few days
'No one man planned the present war,"
ho continued. "It Is not one of rulers,
of dynasties or of cnblnets It Is a war
of tho peoples, with conflicting matorlnl
Interests of raclnl hatred nnd Jealousy.
"The Austrlnns rnUd the mailed fist
against the Serb Tho Russians lm-midlati-ly
prepared to strike Austria
Then Uermany threatened Russia nnd Its
ally. Franco and ultimately England
su-.v Its opportunity to strike a blow at
"HesjionslbUlty for the war rests on no
ruler, no government, and no pooplp, but
upon the peculiarly Intricate European
rlatlonshlps military, colonial, commer
cial, social and Industrial. Because of
these conditions, on Power after anoth
er was drawn Into the conflict to appeal
to tho court of wnr Instead of to the
court of reason nnd nrbitrutlon to settle
the qursluns at issue.
"The historic make-up of Europe, the
ambitions of tho various powers and the
churaeter of the various races supply tho
fundamental reasons for tho wnr. Tho
grouping of the groat powers provided
the fuel for the conflagration, so that
when one power was involved the others
would be drawn in Inevitably."
OLD MEN BURY THE DEAD
BEHIND CURTAIN OF NIGHT
Aided by Women They Mark Graves
With Willow Crosses.
LONDON, Sept. SI.
A Dally News correspondent who hns
Just returned to Paris from the neigh
borhood of Senlis tells of a new corps
of the rrench ntmy. He says:
"It Is the Corps of the Sextons, and
there Is no age limit to their term of
servlco when thny enroll. When the cur
tain of night has fallen they go from
villages and farmsteads, an uncanny,
silent procession, to set about their busi
ness among tho dead, their way Illu
minated by horn lanterns and torches,
and tholr shudows dance ghoul-like in
the flicker of the beams. Little old men,
most of them, and bent double, but tholr
shadows nmld tho trees are shadows of
"Their women follow behind bearing
llttlo bundles of peeled willow wands
and strands of wire. They cut a few
Inches from each wand and bind It on
crosswise with the wire, nnd whenever
nn ofllcer is found cold and stiff amid
the dead a cross of willow wand Is
placed on or his grave.
"Hour after hour, night after night,
tho Corps of Sextons with the women
ply their trade, marking cemetery nftor
cemetery. Their bundles of sticks di
minish ns this acreage of tho dead
"Devastation nnd plllago have left their
sordid trade mark. Vines liavo been
mowed down to make way for relentless
armies. Millions of bunches of rich
grapes Ho smashed. Everywhere wine
houses have been raided, cellars stormed,
and rich vintages looted by the Germans.
There are signs of fierce revelry and
"Tales women have told me In this
region, told mo with frankness you at
home would not believe possible, have
made me shudder, though I hae Just
conic through Bccnes of death and horror
more than enough to scar the soul of any
man. An hour among theso piteous
martyrs in blade, listening to their tor
rent how of narrative, stamps them
with certain truth. Of that 1 am as
sure as I am that thcro is still a sun to
shine abovo this scarred, dismantled,
desolate region of La. Uelle France."
SCOXTK COUNTRY FOR BANDITS
LOS ANGEIES. Cal., Sept. 21. Posses
undor tho leadership of Sheriff Hnmmel
were scouring tho hills along tho Fer
nando Valley today for two bandltB who
robbed more than a score of passengers
last night on a Southern Pacific train
near Hurbank, getting ISO) in cash and
vnluablea worth from ItOOO to 12000.
GERMAN TRENCH DIGGER
SUPERIOR TO THE FRENCH
But Teuton Infnntry Fire Is Declared
to Be Inferior.
PARIS. Sept II
"If tho Oermins are not good shots.
the at least are excellent dlgSfrs." says
a lurrespondent of the Intrnslgtant. writ
ing from tho front of the battlo now In
progrens on the AUne. n adds' I
"A German soldier digs eight or nine '
trenches for one by a French soldier I
These tren hes. protected by good artil
lery give courage to their occupants.
"The Gurman Infantry tire U bad Of
eiry hundnd French soldiers hit fully i
iii re onl slightly wounded, j
"In one village I saw a French regiment
charge seven times. When In the vlllagd
gnd while passing a house which was
flying thi f,ed Cross flag they were re
clved by a murderous fusillade which
drove them back Hut they returned the
eighth time and drovo the enomy out "
FOR TARGET PRACTICE ONLY
German Newspaper Shows Photo
graphs of Alleged Deadly missiles, I
PARIS, Sept 21 "Photographs of al- '
leged dum-dum bullets taken irom French !
prisoners, printed in a top of the Her
liner Lokal Anzleger received here, shon
mereb a package of rough, cheap bul
lets Intended for target practice," said I
an official communique. I
The photograph shows the package la- i
beled 'lartoucheg des stand The com- I
munl'iue sj.ys that these cartridges are I
never used in war, but are intended for I
Individual target tests where It Is neces
saiy to decrease the bullet's initial speed I
by the us of, aa uajacketed ball. '
Every Day Ameri
can Lives Equaling
the Crews of Two
B a 1 1 1 e s h ips Are
Lost From Prevent
Every Week Ameri
can Lives Equaling
the Crews of Two
B a 1 1 1 e s h ips Are
Lost From Prevent
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l oiiyright, 1911, by h'nrlque SluUer
"An American Dies Every Minute From
Carnival and Convention
HOME AND SCHOOL LEAGUE
Convention Hall, Broad St. and Allegheny Ave.
Exhibition of Safety Devices Drills by Fire and Police De
and Demonstrations of Acci-1 partments, Boy Scouts and
dent and Disease Prevention. ' Other Organizations.
September 26, 28, 29, 1914
The aim of the Home and School League in holding a
Carnival of Safety is to educate the public and the children
of the City of Philadelphia in "Safety First" principles and to
afford a broad opportunity for all to secure an intimate
knowledge of the elements of danger that lie in ignorance of
Afternoons at 2 Evenings at 8
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