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European War and General
SATURDAY, AUGUST TWEKTY-NUiTH, 1911.
Battles Are Now Fought In the Air
N PltfilS IS
People Consider Situation Is
Too Serious For Them
to Get Excited.
MOST OF BIG HOTELS
HAVE BEEN CLOSED
BY LA RACOATBUSE.
kAJRIS, Fraaoe, Aug. 28. One look
ing- for excitement in the Paris
streets these days will not find It.
Quiet women are seB going about, a
few foreign mn, bat seldom a. French
man of middle years. Most of the
hops are closed and the cafes and
restaurants which are open, shut early.
All OS to the Front.
The butcher, the barber, all our usual
public servants, are off to the front. It
is useless to Inquire If news is received
by those left behind. The ones who
nave gone have just stepped out Into
1 (riilf hi 1,LL ! a. -. 1
.S ' T"" " " "n awai- ?, "i?." -"iS .,1.1.1. th -
up oy ine enormous -zone of 1 UI?I " "."" "rr 1 rri.
operations." Their families may write
to them in special envelopes addressed
to the war office. But that Is all the
aaaress tnere is on those envelopes.
The ones at home will never know
Yhere the soldiers are fighting unless
thev come home again, so secretly and
"llently is this war of wars being
"Has Fallen on Field of Honor."'
I the never appear, the family will
-1 clve a simple card from the war
No One Knows Eeal Fight
ing Value of- Gigantic
ALL EUROPE'S EYES
TURNED TOWARD IT
LONDON, Bng, Ag. 59 Is the
Russian army dangerous? Will it
withstand the shock of German
..machine troops? Will us enormous
'paper strength materialize! These ques
tions so commonly asked called forth
today the following comment from a
well known correspondent who is a
"All eyes in Europe are turned to
ward th armvof the czar. It is the
most gigantic military machine In lie
world, and no one really knows its
fighting value. On its peace strength It
disposes of a million of men between
the German and Austrian frontiers in
Europe and the seaboard of vladlvos-
tox In Mancnuna. 11 juuuiwtru m i
e . re-
I to you. has fallen on the field of
or That is alL
1 he French do not show their patriot
ism in the same way Americans do.
Trey never sing "The Marseillaise" in
the cafes cbantants what Americans
call cabarets. I heard a peasant woman
"It's all too serious to be excited
Difference at Mght Is Marked.
t night the difference between this
and the Paris of other days Is especially
marked. Most persons observe an early
curfew hour Perhaps they are saving.
Everywhere one gets the advice to
save save money, save gas, save elec
tric, save water
There is a throng in the boulevard of
Italians, but it moves slowly. The eyes
are mostly on the sky. where scores of
searchlights stretch their long fingers,
seeiving to grasp and hold any un-
t-lcome aeroplane or dirigible which
presumes to approach the French
Most Hotels Closed.
Nearly all the large hotels are closed.
And If one enters the Hotel Majestic,
which is open, no porter runs forward
to relieve the traveler of his burden.
He must carry his own bag. The porters
are at Nancy, or perhaps at Verdun,
shouldering a nfle.
The splendid restaurant service Is
gone. There Is a simple buffet, where
vou take what you can get and do not
quarrel over the price.
Tf one has a house, one finds no
newspape- or milk on the doorstep in
the morning The French nation Is too
"The -question is "Was the Slavonic
temperament of such a quality that it
would profit by the lessons learned so
bitterly In the far east' This Is one of
the Questions to which the students
have never yet been able to give a con-
iiaent answer. Again, is the army, re
cruited as it is from nearly a dozen
races, many of which are secretly hos
tile to the central government, a trust
worthy instrument' Again the students
are at fault
Depends on Its lumbers.
"The historical record of the Russian
army does not give great hope that the
Muscovite, with all its numbers, will
ever be able" successfully to initiate a
campaign against an enemy with whom
overwhelming numbers are not the
chief essential to success. Russia miy
mobilize her armies in their millions,
but has she the staff accommodation to
manipulate them? Judging by the story
01 ner failure against the Japanese in
Manchuria, none would sir that the
Russian officer of today is little better
than he was a generation ago
"The Slav mind, quick though It may
be to make plans and estimates, is slow
in interpreting them Into action and
movement. This seems to be a con
genital fault and It discounts rmidh of
the experience which the rude shocks
busv to deliver anything' from house ' of Liau-Tang, the Shaho and Mukden
Year's Yield Is Estimated at i
7,000,000 Quarters from
a Large Acreage.
HELP TO TRAVELERS
By PHILLIP EVERETT.
LOXDON, Bng Aug. Si. In times
of war the inadequacy of Great
Britain's home resources Is al
ways brought vividly berore the eyes (
of these compact little isles. The
staggering situation in which the j
country has lately found itself is, of
course, without precedent In the an
nals of history, but there is one grain
of comfort in the announcement by the ,
board of agriculture that the outlook
for the wheat crop Is better than it ,
has been for many years. The acre
age under cultivation was 4 oer cent
greater than last year and there is
no doubt that the final yield will be
more than it has been during the last
decade. The official estimate places
the yield at some 7.000.000 quarters. I
After deductions for seed and taking
).wna iiiiu account on wuhjii u " 1
anirv cnnrinctAri h. thA Hnsrri has lust
been completed there is now In the
country sufficient wheat to supply the
whole population for about four
months. This allows for the normal
rate of consumption and is irrespective
of all future imports.
Inspector Interpreters flelpfnl.
Since the beginning of August, when
the system of having inspector inter
preters at all the big London termini
was instituted by the autobus com
panies of London, foreign visitors haTe
found it the simplest matter in the
world to get all the Information they
required in their own tongue. The
Innovation has been an instantaneous
success when the first war broke
out between Austria and Servla and
lflt. irhAti 4h. 3rann 0.1 Hrlffa r
most superior to that of Its successful 1 servists were hurriedly rushing to the
founding number of its peace strength.
We are not, nowever, cwKetum tim
this vast military machine in its en
tirety The European army corps pf
Russia from the point of numbers are
considerably enough to give pause to
both Germany and Austria if their ef
ficiency is equal to their ponderous
Has Experience of Recent War.
"Russian military efficiency has al
ways presented an enigma to the stu
dents of eontemporarj military history.
By all the laws of production, the Rus
sian army in Europe snouia oe as lor
mldable as any trained force in the
world. It has the crowning advantage
of experience in modern war It is ac
cepted by military students that after a
protracted campaign which has not
been decided by exhaustion the beaten
army emerges from the struggle with a
knowledge and experience that is al
tn hnnfU Rarii household must Drln
home everything It bays; be it a grand
Still Many Germans.
Making a marked contrast to condi
tions in Berlin, there are still many
brought to an army which at that time
military students believed to Be capable
01 au requirements.
Iranoff. an Animal Pawn,
The main asset of the Russian irmy
is Ivan IVanoff. the Russian kaMIai-
Unimaginative, uneducated, docile by
Germans here. They go aboat quietly , the circumstances of his lot. he Is the
and are not molested. . The French best material for the manufacture of
sense of honor is high. They do not
wish to take advantage of these luck
less indn iduals. There nave oeen omy
a few incidents where mobs became ex
cited and insulted the Teutons at the
en bas les Prasslens'"
Rich Philadelphian to
Fly Own Aeroplane in the
French Army Aerial Corps
Paris. France, Aug 2 J Armstrong
Drexel of the famous Philadelphia fam-
: - --
J. 1RMSTROXG DREZEL.
llv has entered the French army He
will probably fly his own aeroplane as
part of the scouts.
No Cameras Are Allowed
Within the Lines by the
French Army Commanders
Paris, France, Aug. t9. No cameras
are allowed within the war zone con
troled by the French army. This ap
plies to correspondents as well as to
others The French will not permit
pictures of the army or of its opera
tions to be taken.
Trie same rule does not apply, how
eer in the Belgian and Engl'sh
amies. There cameras are permit
ted under certain conditions, when
'arried b parties known and vouched
for iu "e -irmy authorities.
the soldier that has to die in heaps in
the world. Unimaginative, he is
tenacious and fearless, uneducated, he is
devoid of class ambitions and sensitive
ness: docile, he may be herded to death
or led to victory with equal lack of In
terest In the event in which he Is but an
animal pawn. TVe speak, of course, of
the Russian monjik and not of the
Poles and Jews that are serving against'
their wills. It is not likely that the
Russians will experiment with Polish
trooos.ln Galada or East Prussia.
"These distinctions, however, do not
add to the simplicity of the labors of
the general staff, nor do they make for
the efficiency of the railway services
upon which will depend any success
that Russia could hope for operating
I Lack Directing Minds.
"In material the Russians are well
equipped. Though material of war goes
a long way, yet it Is not the last weight
In the balance of success or failure In
war In Manchuria the Russians had the
better material in the way of artillery
cavalry and engineering equipment It
was not the material nor the men be
hind the material that failed. It was
the directing mind. Nothing will make
the writer believe that the Russian of
ficers, taken en masse are good. Those
who have graduated through the war
schools are often brilliant theorists but
little more. Those who have not gradu
ated and this is the huge majority
hve,.ltls tnie: a little more education
than the men they command, but about
the same limit of Imagination. It is a
case of the blind leading the blind."
England Expels Prince
I Blucher, Great Grandson of
I Famous German Warrior
i London. Enir. Anc q t-i
I Blucher. great grandson of that fa
i mous German field marshal of the
I mf. "f who helped the duke of
Wellington to win the battle of Wat
erloo, near Brussels. 99 years ago; has
beeri expelled from the Channel
Islands, by order of the Kncllh r.
eminent, and is reported to be on his
way to the United States with the
princess and his younger children.
For a quarter of a century past or
more the prince has been the owner
of the Island of Herm, one of the
Channel group, wlthjn sight of the
coast of France, and commanding the
entrance to the harbor of Guernsey
The prince purchased it from a Ger
man bank, which had obtained It
through the foreclosure of a mort
gage, and since that time he has spent
a very large sura of money upon the
place, his residence, standing on the
highest point of the island, being seen
from the sea for miles around. He
has been leading there until now a
species of feudal existence, the 106
inhabitants that formed the ponula
tlon of Herm being all in his emDlov
and therefore his dependents Moat
of them were Germans, and they like
their princely emplover, have been ex
pelled by the British authorities! who
have seized the mansion and all l
valuable contents. "
Chicaso Woman Sends
$1000 to Czarina to
Help Russian Wounded
Newport. R. I, Aug Mrs. Rob
ert S Mccormick, of Chicago, wife of
the former United SUteTlSbasaidor
to Russia, has sent to the empress of
Russia a check for ;1000 The "aft
was accompanied by a letter asking
the empress to accept the mone for
the assistance of wounded soldiers of
the Russian army.
continent the interpreters were work
ing at top pressure in the stations,
but not exactly as the 'bus companies
intended them to work.
The porters were of no consequence
when the interpreters were around.
The joke is that they were put at the
railroad depots to catch the conti
nental foreigners coming to this coun
try and to tell them that they could
see London through and through by
taking the autobus on route number
this and number that. Unhappily for
the enterprise of the companies there
have been no continental sightseers
coming to this city for weeks past, but
the usefulness of the interpreters has
not been lessened.
Pretty Illond Leadja Interpreters.
At Charing Cross station, the main
center of departure for continental
traffic. Is a elrL a pretty young blond.
who has only recently come down from
Girton, the most fashionable woman's
college in this country She is a flu
ent French and German linguist and
wears the uniform speciallv designed
for the new corps. On the arm of her
coat are the lags of France and Ger
many, denoting that she can converse
in the German and French languages.
She wears a black braided frock coat
and straw topped, peaked cap, with a
trim black skirt, and presents a very
Helping her are 15 men. who move
to various centers as they are re
quired. No Inspector interpreter wears
less than two flags, and the record is
held by a genius for languages who
speaks fluently English, French, Ger
man, Portugese. Italian and Spanish.
It is stated by the companies that Es
peranto may be added later
Ulster and Nationalist volunteers are
observing the truce in a spirit of un
reserved loyalty to the empire. There
were croakers -who said that the Na
tionalists would view England's
trouble as Ireland's opportunity, but
that slur on the Home Rule forces has
been killed by the action of the Irish
pany ana its aanerems. ine eaeiv
ing of the home rule question may
not have pleased the extremists, but
there are saner forces at work in Ire
land than many people imagine. The
home rule question is generally re
garded as one of Internal Interest and
Importance and it is in that light that
the Irish people haTe taken it
It is hardly likely that the whole
topic will come before parliament again
until such time as the situation is
clear for the discussion of home prob
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Ancient Temples Uncovered
in Rome Disclose Rel
ics of Paganism.
OLD IDOLS TO LIGHT
Nations Engaged in Great
Conflict All nave Aerial
Fleets in Action.
LONDON. Eng, Aug S "The war
in the air." That probably is the
way that the unparalleled conflict
now raging up and down Europe will
go down in nistory Actual comrai in
the air is what will differentiate the
war of 1914 from all the big wars that
hae gone before
Despite the stupendous scope of this
conflagration, the tremendous stakes
involved, the staggering dally cost and
the minions of men in the fighting, the
fact that stands out most is that aerial
fighting is an integral, matter of fact
part of modern warfare, not a matter
of spectacular experiment.
Deadliest Battles In Clouds.
An appalling possibility of the big
conflict is that its most deadly and per
haps decisive battles may be fought
in the air Three of the great combat
ants, Germany, France and England
have for years been experimenting with
aeronautics and aviation and building
huge aerial armadas, carefully guard
ing their aviation secrets from each.
oroer an me wnue. iow. in mis uianio
struggles has come the time when the
"flying squadrons" will be tried out in
real life and death tests, literally have
their baptism in blood.
Germany, France and England have
At the top a Zeppelin dirigible balloon, one of the .oucriul aerial craft built
for the German armv. which already in the present war has been used for
dropping bombs on the enemv and which in all probability may be utilised for
the transportation of troops. In the center a Frearh military hydro-aeroplane-an
air boat which will both flv and float oe the water. O
Below are shown (from left to right) Jules Vedrines, Santos Dsmont and
Roland Garros, dannug aviators who have offered their services to the French
government in the present war.
regular departments of their navies de
voted to aerial fighting They all have
military balloons, dirigibles, and some
of them armored and equipped with
rapid firing guns and bomb dropping
devices. France has a special type of
military aeroplane, built with a sharp
nose for ramming the huge gas bags
of the German dirigibles.
Already Aerial Conflicts.
Already the news dispatches coming
from Europe have told of several hair
raising and sensational aerial battles.
One of them, the most spectacular,
though not verified, was read with
thrills throughout the world. It re
lated how a French aviator. sightingta
German Zeppelin on the frontier
rammed the huge dirigible head on and
sent it crashing to earth, killing 35
Germans. The heroic Frenchman went
down with the wreck, so the story said,
and died with the Germans.
Roland Garros, the daring French
aviator who made flights in America
was first credited with being the
hero of the incident and Paris news
papers hailed him as "the Hobson of
the air." Garros himself, though, came
forward and disclaimed the honor.
However, the story, true or false,
fired the ambition of other French
aviators, and if the thrilling battle In
air did not occur, it demands no very
broad stretch of the imagination to
believe that such battles will become
eosamon before the great war has been
under way many weeks.
Mies Vedrines. another daring
Fxench aviator, who has performed
mSy startling feats and made many
aiAtion records, came forward and
alSounced that he would go to the
frontier and destroy the first German
Zeppelin that attempted to cross the
Bae. M Santos Dumont, the Brazilian
aviator, who was one of the pioneers
of heavier than air flying in France,
after being in retirement for several
fears, offered his services to the
French Take the Lead.
While the French took the lead in
aviation and most of the "stunts" of
the new science have been performed
CConusned on pare 3, this section, col. 5J
OMB, Italy. Aug. 29 The deltlet
of the last worshiped in Romt
can now be traced back through
the remains collected ta three halls
just opened to the public la the mag
nificent museum of the Baths of Dio
cletian, which already contains so
many masterpieces found during the
work of building and draining the
Italian capital since 1870.
During archaeological investigations
carried oat on the slope of the Janl-
culura hill, to ascertain the exact po
sition of the sacred wood and spring
of the nymph Furrlna, traces were
discovered of the walla and pavements
or a temple dedicated to the Syriac
gods which, from the Inscriptions
found there, was built or redecorated
bv a certain Gaionaa, a police official,
during the days of emperor Nero,
when the cult of the eastern deities
was so popular.
Find Starae of Dlonyslns.
In or near what appears to have
been the sanctuary of the temple,
were found, besides a fragment of a
beautiful candelabrum, decorated with
figures of nymphs &nd dancing hours,
a complete statue of Dionysius In
A still more interesting discovery,
however, -was that. In the center of
the heptagonal cell, of a bronze Idol
about half a yard hlrh, wrapped In
a kind of mantle which permitted the
form of the body to be clearly seen,
and which terminated in two joints at
the level of the ears.
It Is believed to be an image of
Hadad or some deity resembllnc the
1 Mithraic Kronos.
The Idol which was enveloped in
the folds of a serpent, as are so manv
Syralc deities, had still between each
coil the remains of an eggshell which
would make it appear, that after the
lapse of 17 centuries, we still see
traces of some rite of concentration.
Shows Influence- of Eastern Gods.
On the Janiculum -were also found
fragments of a dignified figure of
Zeus, which snows strongly the In
fluence of the gods of the east.
In another of the new rooms of the
Diocletian museam, together with a
number of monuments of the worship
of Mithras, there is a most interest
ing altar lately found In a Mithraic
aancnary under the vas baths o'
Caracal!, which pr-ilaim the "end
of the sun" to be the true and onn
The contents ftf these three T-onps
almost all of which ha been f t
quite latelv. add greatli to the kn-w -edge
of that-strange ms'erloui Per
sian deity Mithras, who had so rrai
followers in imperial Rome, that h
faith seemed at riw time almost to
rival that of Christianity
Prince Alexander of Tecfa
and Prince of Wales with
- Their Regiments, Fighting
' London, Eng, Aug. 29 Prince Alex
ander of Teck, who is to succeed the
duke of Connaught as Canadian gov
ernor general is with the British ex
peditionary force in France or Bel-
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Earl Kitchener's Call For
500,000 Men Meets With
TO GO AS NURSES
By HBRIIERT TEMPLE.
LONDON. Eng, Aug. 29 With
Nelson's immortal words. "Eng
land expects "very man to do his
duty," often on the tongue, the nation
is proceeding enthusiastically but in
the usual calm way of the British to
Increase the army by the half million
men which earl Kitchener asked for
and parliament voted.
The territorial force, the nucleus of
the 500 000. has become a well drilled
and efficient organization in the last
fen vears. Many of the members are
The artillery brigades are now or
ganizing and equipping their men and
collecting some 4090 horses and ve
hicles At first there were alarming
rumors flying about the streets every
hour Newspapers displayed vague
reports of naval engagement after
naval engagement tn large type.
But this situation has improved.
and some of thn tiaiwrs even warn
! their readers not to take stock in re
I ports of sea battles until they are
confirmed by the admiralty.
Surfrncet Are Patriotic.
The military zeal is not confined to
the men. Scores of the suffragets
are ottering their services as nurses.
Militants with the pallor of prison
and the marks of the suffering caused
by forctd feeding stiH on their cheeks
ask to have their services accepted by
One militant with gray hair was
told her physical condition prevented
her from becoming a war nurse. She
"We have at least shown that we
are brave and we can seller."
IS WED TO
Fears Ke May Lose His Eye
Sight, but Occulist Re
READS MUCH AND
STRAINS HIS EYES
PnlXCE ALEXVADER OF TECK.
glum, it was learned today. He Is
major in the second life guards The
prince is a brother of queen Mars
The prince of W ales is with his
regiment, but it is understood that
he has n t left rngland. His post is
on the cist coast.
ST. LOUIS RAMvS OFFER
HELP TO COTTON MEN.
St Louis. Mo, Aug. 29. Warehouse
facilities for 250 009 bales of cotton
have been found in St. Louis. The St
Louis banks have agreed to loan 5S5
on each bale of cotton stored here.
Arrangements will be made to loan
mone on warehouse certificates sent
here from other points to wholesalers
and manufacturers of St Louis.
LONDON) Eng, Aug. 29. All the
worries of complicated and men
acing affairs of state which have
fallen so heavily on king George, have
been Intensified of late by a fear that
bis eyesight was failing.
Although there are at least two
raonarchs In Europe who are com
pelled to wear eye glasses, king
Geoge has a great dread of appear
ing in puouc with nis countenance
tnus adorned. For months he has re
fused to recognise that his sight was
falling, and in recent weeks he has
had difficulty in reading public docu
ments in which ordinary small type
Consults an Oculist.
At the express wish of the queen he
consulted an eminent oculist a few
days ago, and was relieved to be as
sured that there was nothing radically
wiong with his powers of vision. He
-was advised, however, to use glasses
when reading, and has had several
pairs of pince-nez made both for in
door and outdoor uses, though it is
morally certain that the latter will
only be requisitioned when absolutely
Is Prolific Reader.
The king is a prollfio reader, and he
regularly peruses at least four of the
big dally papers, representing both
sides of political opinion. Added to
which he has hundreds of documents
and dispatches to wade through in the
course of a week, so it is small won
der his eyes are feeling the strain.
MAIL SERVICE IS RESUMED
1VITII JUAnEZ AD irvTERIOU
Mexican mail is again being routed
through the Juarez port for the first
time since Villa took the border town
the last time. Chief clerk David Mc
Knight has issued a circular to all of
the railways mall clerks, notifying
them that mall may now be dispatched
to Mexico the same as it was before
the revolution The only delay ex
pected is that incident to interrupted
train service Mall for Chihuahua
points will be dispatched regularl). as
will all other mail through this port
Believe They Have Guns Far
Superior to Those of
FIELD PIECES DO
BV GEORGE DuFRRSXE.
PARIS. FRANCE. Aug. 29. The
French are depending on their ar
tillery to overthrow the Germans
more than any other arm of the service.
They believe the Creaset is Immensely
superior to the Krupp gun, a duplicate
of which Is used In the United States
In speed of fire the difference Is Im
pressive. The Creusot will throw M
shells a minute to the Krupp's 12. This
Is because the German shell m thrust
Into the breech by hand and the
French operation Is almost entirely me
chanical. The Creusot shell la-Jald ini
a wide steel slide behind the breech
and. after firing, the ejector throws the
shell well clear of the gun.
Does ot "Unpolnt" Itself.
Moreover, tre Creusot. 7S mm., does
not "nnoolnt" itself even when worked
at high speed. The Krupp pivots on a
center directly over the axle. The line
of the train and the line of recoil are
different, except when shooting straight
ahead. So after six rounds the Krupp
must 'be resighted.
The Creusot pivots on the "spade
that part of the trail which touches the
ground and resighting is unnecessarv
The gun buries itself more firmly as it
The Krupp gun is brought back to
its original position after recoil b a
spring and this spring gradually wears
out. It takes four men 20 minutes to
replace it The Creusot works by com
pressed air and experience In Morocco
and by the Servians and Greeks in the
Balkans shows no record of the ap
paratus getting out of order.
Freneh Fired From Cover.
Then, too, the French fire indirectly,
protected by a hill, tor Instance. The
German gunners see the object hey
are aiming at ana are exposed them
selves. The officer In charge of the men
handling a gun. six in number for the
75 ram., takes his place wsth his field
glasses on a hill or other high place
and locates the enemy. He calls out the
direction and distance
Just before the shell reaches the
breech preparatory to firing, the cor
rect distance Is punched throngh fig
ures stamped on the rte. The marks
cause the mechanism automatically to
aim the gun.
Shells Bxplode Above Enemy.
The gun fire does not strike In the
ranks of the enemy, but is aimed above
them. The shell is timed so that It
bursts 45 feet from the ground and re
leases a shower of small bullets which
plunge downward. So rapidly are tna
shells sent that the enemy cannot re
treat or disperse. The gun Is construct
ed so that in firing, it moves sldemm
automatically to the right or left a l.t
tle after each shot, thus covering pos
sibly a quarter of a mile of an enemy's
frontage. There are MM of these terri
ble weapons to a. million French trooos.
The secret of this gun Is carefully
guarded. Whenever abandoned on the
field. Its crew destroys It by removing
a small key. The gun drops apart in
such a manner that Its secret cannot be
French Dramalisb ,
And Actresses Give
$100,000 For Wounded
Paris. France. Aug. 29. A meeting of
members of the theatrical profession
led to the opening in the Rue Boissy
d Anglais of a veatlare. or wardrobe,
for wounded soldiers to provide cloth
lag; underwear, bed linen, etc More
than J109.OM has been subscribed for
Among the leading dramatic authors
and actresses talcing part in the work
are Edmond Rostand and his wife.
Pierre Loti. Jean Rlchepln. Alfred Ca
sus. Abel Hermant. Henri Rataiile
Porto Rtche. Maurice Donnay, Jeanne
Granler, Ludenne Breval. Marcel Ie
Lender. Jeanne Ugalde, Irene Bordont
and scores of
painters, sculptors and the Academi
cians Albert Besnard. Auguste Rodin.
Camilie Salnt-Saens, Henri Royer and
Zeppelins Useless, Say the
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PAWS, France, Aug. 29. ZeppeHn airships, of wMe the Gerraaas expected
peat tMngs, appear as yet to have been ineffeadve, aeeereiBg ta opjuien
in the French capital. Of the 15 ZeppeHn arils, oae is bettered to have
been disabled by the fire of the Liege ferts oa Angwt 6 and another s de
molished in a shed at MeU: by the French aviator Fiaek. Two others have been
seen by Belgian aviators, apparently wrecked by wind sqaalls, in the forest be
tween MeU and Aix-U-Chapee. Another has been brenght dawn at Badon
viller, near LnneviUe.
Of the remainder, two are sopposed to be en the Russian frontier and the
others at Cologne, Hambnrg and Kiel and on the French frontier.
A German biplane captured at Cemay has been added to the 22 guns and
othtr trophies to be placed at the foot of the Alsace monument.