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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 19, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK;
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 248 Chicago, Monday, July 19, 1915 3!
BIG WAR BURDEN WILL
FALL ON LABOR
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Says Charles Edward Russell Shows How BigComRict
Is Burning Up Money "Europe's Labor Unions
Have Been Swept Away,
BY CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL
'(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper
, j Enterprise Association.)
,Paris, July 19. Here is a batteiy of
those famous French "75s" in action,
six1 of them They aire a cannou of
strange and wonderful design. In
them automatic devices have sup
planted human agencies in the great
work of killing men.
A "75" fires a pointed shell of steel
and brass about three and one-half
inches in diameter and a foot long,
filled with melanlte, lyddite and great
bullets! At the point is a movable
brass cap. Turn it and you can reg
rplate to the minutest fraction of a
second the time of the explosion of
a srielL
A "75" can be fired 20 times a
minute, but is usually set to fire every
five seconds. After each discharge is
automatically changes its aim to
right or to left until it has "fired 20
shots, when it automatically reverses
itself lor the next 20 shots until it
has returned to its original. position.
This makes it like a patent garden
hose, automatically playing back
and forth and playing shrapnel in
stead of water. ,
A "75" win carry seve er eight
miles. The commander gets the
range, regulates the swing. and sits
before a -jnap" that, is divided, into
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