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WOMEN HOLD QERMANS OFF
FROM ARMS FACTORY
London, Aug. 11. A news agency
dispatch from Brussels tells a story
of feminine heroism 'that parallels
anything in history. It says that the
women employes of the Belgian Na
tional Anns manufactory at Herstal,
a suburb of Liege, held the factory
building for hours against a German
When tb,e German attack began
the women were alone in the factory
with the exception of a few old men.
The able-bodied men had rushed to
the defense of Liege. The women,
determined that the arhs factory
should not be taken, armed them
selves with rifles and automatics.
With these weapons they repulsed a
charge on the building by a company
of German infantry. This was re
newed and the women again repulsed
Finally, when their ammunition
was exhausted, the women used
boiling water and poured on the sol
diers in the street below. The Ger
mans finally abandoned the attack
for the more serious business against
the Liege forts. According to the re
port 2,000 Germans were killed,
wounded or scalded.
James H. Wilkerson, United States
attorney for the Northern Illinois
district, has offered his resignation to
President Wilson. It will take effect
as soon as his successor is nominated
and the nomination is confirmed by
the senate. Morgan L. Davies, his
present assistant, is looked upon as
the most probable successor, while
Senator Lewis is said to favor Charles
F. Clyne, Democratic state repre
sentative from Aurora.
A woman works for others till
Death lays her on the shelf;
A man jumps in and works to kill
A-working for himself.
j , New York Mail.
The portable and collapsible tower
which is being used with great suc
cess by the German army for taking
observations and locating the positiqn
of the enemy. The tower is mounted
on a truck and when not in use collapses.