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Tuesday, September 22, 1914.
^ STORIES OF BATTLEFIELD.
^Ptrre^ponrients Write <>i Sidelights
& That Are Interesting.
Among r..e most vivid pen pictures
Ep.rom Lurope s meat re 01 wm a iui^^respe:id?
r.t's story of the Gorman
^^roops" dramatic* approaea toward the
jr.;. ^nc.es at ?Mons, w.ore the British
my in waiting. Another stirring epiB^e
describes the ride on horseback
^moi a messenger along an open road
swept by the shots of the enemy. It
m "was a fatal ride, but one o those sacI
rifices of life which the exigencies of
L Tfce London Standard publishes a
Inscription of the fighting at Mons,
Rlgiiftn, taken from a letter of a sergeant
in the British army to his broth
ers. The letter says:
"We lay in our trenches, with not a
soifnd or sign to tell them (the GVr*
mans) what was before them. They
crept nearer and nearer, and then our
officers gave the word. A sheet of
i flame flickered along the line of the .
trenches, and a stream o;' bullets tore
through the advancing mass of Germans.
They seemed to stagger like '
L -drunken men suddenly hit between the
|L ?S;*es, after which they made a .run for
"Halfwav across the open another
rvolley tore through their ranks, and
by this time our artillery began dropping
shells around them. Then this
officer gave an order and they broke
into open formation, rushing like mad
toward the trenches on our left. We
gave them no rest and soon they were
I or the more again in flight.
^ Thrilling Cavalry Dasli.
gp^'Then came more furious shelling
HA our trenches and alter tnat anj^TFier
mad rush across the open on
Mr front. Tiis time they were
^Htrftngly supported by cavalry, who
^Buffered terribly, but came right up
Bio the lines. We received them, front
^ raLks with Dayonets and rear ranks
keeping up an incessant fire. After a
hard tussle they retired hastily, and
just as tn?y thought themselves safe
^our mounted men swooped down on
?hem, cutting them right and left.
'tThis sort of thing went on through
whole day. After the last attack
we lay down in "our clothes to sleep
Inner hofAro enn
^ UCOl VT c U^U, UUb ivuQ MV&V4 V guu
rise we were called out to be told we
Iiad to abandon our position.''
A Belgian who escaped from Mons,
"Amid a terrifying din of thundering
artillery shells burst over the
town in all directions. All the inhabl- j
^ tants# who hadn't fled from the town,1
f "mshed into cellars and barricaded
the doors. We were unsfble to s^e the
actual fighting, but when I left Mons
the town was utterly wrecked. Bodies
Tpmnest of Flame.
"As I rushed from the town during
a lull \h *be battle I witnessed a thril- !
ling episode. 1 was hidden in a densely
wooded district of the forest, from
l which I saw column a ter column of '
L t *
L^erman infantrv emerge. The French
k were waiting for them, and their heavy
?ns and mitrailleuses poured a con- ,
Mlnuous stream of lead upon the en"It
Tvas a tempest of flame and bul- j
lets from the mitrailleuses mowing
down the enemy with terrifying precision,
but still the Germans kept
marching from the woods on to t:e
^ roads. I saw a German aeroplane
^struck down with a shell fired with
Meatfly accuracy from a French gun.
0* "Amid all this frightful carnage
J^what most impressed me was the devastating
effect of t'.ie French artillery
All accounts agree on this point. A
surgeon major, writing from the east- .
em frontier, says:
^^"For an hour, sheltered under a low
Kill, 1 was not more than 200 feet
Wrom a French battery, wiich was '
orking magnificently. During the
Bur 600 German shells fell near this
HPoattery. One first hears a dull boom.
W Then, as the shell flies over your head,
f a screaming whistle. It bursts with
a deafening explosion, with dense
smoke and lead, striking down trees
^ or anything else within reach. I saw
Pone shell alone kill a second lieutenBfeit
and g'jnner, and wound a lieu nart
and five men. ?;
roticed among the officers and (
y men there seemed to be no thought
of death. Alter the engagement one !
gunner said to another: "What! Xot >
dead vet?' 'Not today,' was the reft
ply. 'I will let you know when 1
R s?m '
Made Deaf by Gun's Roar.
The Germans took the Xamur forts
by using 120 siege guns, mostly of 1
eight inch diameter, and a few even
IK inch. Tae latter were so heavy i
Vat it required 40 horses to draw each j
Pun. They throw a shell 12 miles.
* The Germans did their best work at '
W 3.000 yard range, most of the shots
5 hitting, and the cannonading was kept
up for TS hours, night and day.
A wounded survivor said ho had ;
F never seen shells of s ;< h .si/-- j.nrl
power. All "
* * 1 -
forts wore striOKen stone uea . ami
suiiic went delirious betoro the /rench
regiment sent to relie.e t..em was ordered
to retreat and join tai main army.
T. en they marched gallantly oir
with what was left of the garrison
the band playing tne ".uarseniaise.
Rode Into Death's Jaws.
A correspondent describing the
fighting be.ore Malines, Belgium,
"I could see dark blue masses of
1 ?* r ? xr 1 1 : 1, ^ ^ 1 ^
jDeigiaii miuiui N lanni^ uat/K., cuui as
011 a winter's morning. Through a
mistake two battalions of carbineers
did not receive the order to rciirre
and were in imminent danger 0:' destruction.
To reach taem a messenger
would have had to traverse a mile
of open road swept by shrieking
shrapnel A colonel summoned a gendarme
anrl srave him the orriprs. anri
ze set spurs to his horse and tore
down the road, an archaic figure in
towering bearskin. It was a ride into
the jaws of death. !
"He saved his troops, but as they !
:ell back the German gunners got
the range and dropped shell upon !
shell into the running column. Road ;
and fields were dotted with corpses in ,
"At noon the Belgians and Germans
were in places only 50 yards apart, i
and tr.e rattle of musketry sounded \
like a boy drawing a stick along the i
paling of a picket fence. The railway !
embankment from which I viewed the
battle was fairly carpeted with corpses
o:' infantrymen. 1 saw peasants !
throw 12 corpses into one grave."
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to
ihe Reuter Telegram company, recites
a daring act credited to Prince ^ris- :
toff, a colonel in the Russian I se
When the Germans , were retreating
from Stallupoehnen, a town of East
Prussia, the prince ordered his men
to unhitch their torses .from their i
own gims, mount them and gallop af- J
ter the Germans. Under a heavy fire j
the Russian cavalrymen went forward, ;
capturing the German guns and ;
brought them back to their lines.
"Germans a Brave Lot,"
"At times," a French soldier de- j
clared in a letter home, "we 'jould j
hardly hold our rifles, they were so
hot. Often we had in the trenches no
cover of any sort. We had just to dig
up a heap of earth a foot high or so
and, lying behind it, pelt away for all
we were worth.
"Our shooting, I can assure ' you,
was as steady as though our arms
were at the rifle*ranges, and even so
often in front of our nositiona we
could see the dead accumulating in
great heaps. Far away on my right I
saw at one time British cavalry charging.
We took tte risk and looked up
to see it. Upon my word, it was a
magnificent sight. 1 was too far off
to see what happened when they got
i, ? ? ,,.1, : ? v. ~ i. * :c
uume, u uicii tuev uiu wuu iiiagumcent
dash. I don't think they lost
heavily, at least not very heavily, for
we saw them get back again.
"The way the Germans came on
again and again throughout the day
was great. They are a brave lot."'
Duty Before Dying1 Son.
Paris has read with intense pride
the story of the brave General Courieres
de Castelnau, who had six sons
fighting :or France and whose youngest.
he saw struck down at his side by
a shell in the battle of Charleroi.
When a staff officer ran up and
said. "You must hurry if you wish to
s^e him alive." t'.:e father turned away
his eves, directed that the unconsei
ous boy be carried to the rear and resumed
his task oi directing the combat.
An interesting sidelight on rural
life in France during tbe stress of
war is given by a correspondent:
"Coming through a town in the !
center of France," says he, "I ap- !
-preciated more than in crowded Paris j
that the nation was at war and her j
sons fighting and tiding on the north*- 1
ern battlefields. 04' the male popular
tion of 200. two-thirds are mobolized
and are on the firing line. There are
loungers in tae sunny market place,
but not the usual throng?now onlyold
men and women. The middle aged
and young women and e bovs are
in the fields gathering the harvest.
Called Him Down.
1A T : _ - 11 4 1 ll ..1 ...1 T
marie: .tvi me pia.ce wuere i was ;
spending my vacation tnis summer a ;
fresh young farmer tried to kiss me. ;
He told me he'd never kissed a girl >
in his life."
Ethel: "What did you say to him?''
Marie: "I told him I was no agri- i
pnltnrol ovnori m o r? t crofinn
NOTICE TO JURORS.
Jurors who were summoned to ap- |
pear at court OJonday 21st, inst, are !
hereby notified that they need not :
come until Wednesday 23rd. inst., as
court will not convene until 10 o'clock ,
September 23rd, 1914.
Jno. C. Goggans,
C. C. C. ?. ;
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of the twelve ounce ca
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lvienaieson s i weniypounds
of grease, making
that's iAore than any oth<
can gives full directions f<
ments, h ow long to boil.
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(Joncenxra;ea .Lye is one 01
or on the farm. A use for it e"s
and disinfectant; for washingscrubbing
floors; for sinks an(
caring for poultry. For every u:
A dime invested in a Twent;
11 brings proof of better value. R
I j and buy it of the following deal
J. W. Kibler &
G. W. Thompi
fatli Orocerv (
W. P- Derrick & C
J. G. Setzlei
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| Telephone Sa
One of the childr
an Alabama'farmand v
apparently lifeless. T
the telephone and calle
He told her what to
before he arrived the <
The protection1 of
one of the chief valu
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the nearest Bell Tele
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postal tor our tree boc
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I We are payii
pound to all
for white cot
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One fourth more pure,
strong Concenlrated Lye for
Ten Cents in Menclleson's Big
Twenty-Ounce Can of Solid
Other cans give you,only
sixteen ounces for your dime.
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Every can warranted tull
strength, no adulterants, no
fillers-just pure Concentrated
Lye for every use. ^ Three
cans for a quarter.
Sixteen ounces of Pow*
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dered L.ye ror a aime msieau * \
n of other powdered lye,
SO/V'S L YE" !
Ounce Can will saponify eight
the best hard or soft soap?and
sr ten cent can will do. Every
3r soap making, exact measure
the handiest articles in the household
*ery day. Cheapest and best cleanser
woodwork, cleaning kitchen furniture,
i drains. Used in treating hogs and
se you get best results, most economic/
y- Ounce Cart of MtlNDLESON'S L YE
emember the name?MENDLESON'S?
Co.,, Newberry, S. C.
son, Whitmire, S C.
2o., Prosperity, S C
!>.j Little Mountain, S. C.
, Whitmire, S. C. |
ved Child's Life
en fell into a water tank on
vas rescued unconscious and
he frantic mother rushed to
?d the doctor six miles away,
do and started at once, but j
:hild was out of danger,
women and children is only
es of the telephone en the
s service at small cost See
phone Manager or send a
I COMPANY OAS
ig ten cents per I
our customers j
ton on account I
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Silver come to
and Variety S
prices have nc
ed by the war
j I will starl
on the Free A
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Old Town 3 15
Silverstreet -3 10
Newberry 3 90
Prosperity 2 90
Pomaria 2 80
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