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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1912, Image 14

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MOTHERS, WIVES AND SWEETHEARTS A GREAT HELP
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Alexander, the Montenegrin vhose mother and
' hira from the battlefield.
sweetheart bore
By John Banister.
Podgoritza, Montenegro, Nov.
8. The .women in Pbdgpritza
waited throughout one long day,
hearing the firing that sent its
echoes over the mountains. Then
messenger came running into
the city, shouting that, the Mon
tenegrins had taken Tuzi, the
Turkish fort, a few miles over the
'hills- " ',
The women, by scores, left the
town and tramped tp the battle
field, mothers, wives, and sweetr
hearts, seeking their dead ac
wounded men. i
There wa? no "weeping, or wail
ing. .
The wpmen, using cartshorses
and .sometimes their own shouls
ders, carried their loved ones, Qr
their corpses,.back to Podgoritza?
along the rpads "which a few
hours before the -soldiers Jiad
paced so bravely. t
That night scene, along the
mountain roads, with the flicker
ihg lanterns, the ramshackle;
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