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quarters ol an Unnan
BEFORE 80IS8ON8, Jan. 18 (by j
courier to Berlin, Jan, SO, via London, j
Jan. tl; 4:85 p. m.-NOTE: The fol
lowing ia the second part of a descrlp
t1 ve atory of the battle of Boissons ;
tbe first part was sept in the night re
port of January 20. The delay in trana, j
mission occurred between Berlin and
In the first section of the story, |
which waa written at the field head
quarters of an unnamed Oerman gen
eral, the battle ot Soissiona waa Uk-j
ened to the battle of Antietam, and
the ground over which* it was fought
was dr .-cribed.. Eight days of fight
ing had resulted in the French being
driven from the heights, whence they
had expected to launch a fresh offen
sive movement The losses in these en. |
counters Were very heavy.-Associ
The battle began January 8. A se
vere bombardment from field gun? and |
heavy artillery waa followed by a
French. charge. The Germana could
not make an effective defense againat
this onslaught The French with great
. dash carried part of the German posi
tions, but by their success they damp
ened the vigor of their artillery bom
bardment, which could not be contin
ued without endangering j ?heir own
The German guns in turn opened al
heavy Are on the rearward communi
cations of the French, preventing the
bringing up of reinforcements A des
perate hand-to-hand struggle, on fair
ly even terms, raged for four days and I
nights in the valley and on the wood
ed spur crowned by Uaa shnfr-w recked
buildings of LaPierrlere farm. Nel
tber aldo was able ter gain undecisive 1
Ge.eral Von Kluck meanwhile waa
Ktherine hla forces for a counter
?oke, which came, not through the
valley, but across the high' plateau to
tba eastward, a large part jot which
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h Waa Written at the Field Need
led German General.
was held by the French. The surface
of the plateau waa creased by row
after row of deep trenches, each
treuch with a clear field for the Are
ot its cuna.
lt aeemed impossible to conceive of
troops successfully storming euch en.
trenched positions. The Associated
Presa correspondent counted-in some
places five auch successive lines of
permanent French trenches, each with
Its entanglement of barbed wire sup
ported on iron posts screwed into the
ground. Pioneers might cut their way
through the nrafc entanglement be
fore the general attack, but it was nec
essary for the others to make the ad
vance across the exposed ? positions
under Are. The attackers, however.
were General Von Kluck's veterans,
who. .after the famous daah oa Paris,
the tattle of the Mame, and the re
tirement to the Aisne,'had been? re
maining here m comparative inacti
vity since the middle of September.
They succeeded somehow in sweep
ing across, the plateau, first in tne
center and then, on January 13, on the
left or eastern flank, carrying trench
liter trench by t tor m in an uninter
rupted and t irresistible attack. By
nightfall of January 13 they had driv
en the French from the plateau. On
the following ?day they cleared the
Fren^-h from the valley below ind
drove theiu across the river. The vic
tory was completed by an advance
through the valley on that same day.
Earlier operations made this com
paratively ousy; in' fact, many ot the
French had no alternative but to sur
render as the only path of escape waa
commanded completely from the plat
The correspondent reached the bat
tlefield over the turnpike leading fiona
Soissonn. : approaching by automobile
aa far as tho village of Creuy, a scant
mlle from the French outposts which
were the- scene days earlier ot des>
perate combata. The road.ls cut Into
the side of the hill between the pla
teau and the valley. The narrow mar
gin of roadside on ono hand, before
tho drop Into the valley, had become
ope long cemetery. The Germans had
interred there their dead of past
months in long rows and graves, each
surrounded by a atone and wooden
crosses telling sometimes of one, oft
ener of 20 or 30 or more comrades
! lying at rest beneath.'' On the opposite
side of the road were entrances to
numerous tunneled stone quarries,
driven several hundred feet Into the
hillside. Within the quarries had been
lodged German troops, thA number in
each cavern varying from a company
to s/ regiment. '
i Thc village of Creuy itself presented
a familiar picture of shell-wrought
destruction. From the battlefield on
thc plateau above waa unfolded a pan
orama of the precipitous sides nf Hie
Aisne- valley und the French- positions
on the' opposite hil ls. SoissonB,- In full
view below, seemed startlingly close,
with the towers of the cathedral and
the Thirteenth Century Abbey emerg
ing from the mass of stone houses.
A alight hase made lt impossible to
I ascertain to what extent 8oissona had
[suffered under bombardment.
The battle field still ls dotted with
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jmprehensive display of beautiful
Covert cloth, Serges, Shepherd
ool Repp, Etc., in a wide variety of
?|Jterns: Some tight fitting
ie hips, with skirts very full, and
t so tight ove? the hips, -Yurt full
), $6.50 and $7.56
This ir. one of-the most remarkable
photorvaphs of the war. It shows on?
of 'ae dominant forcea which have
'-i?de thia European conflict one of thc
moat terrible of history. Patigue it
what soldiers of all aldea have com
plained about. Men fight for days
and nights at a time without a chance
corpse.* by the hundreds, principally
of French soldiers who fell during
their haaty retirement from. the
trenches. They had ?to croas open
fields under artillery and Infantry fire
and death overtook some as they ran,
The positions nf th? bodies show thal
moat of th ^ French retired fighting,
although some fell on their faces ag
they were stumbling toward the rear.
Some Ile sprawling on their backs
faces to the sun, occasionally with
heads pillowed on knapsacks, showing
that death waa not instantaneous and
that perhaps n last service had been
rendered them by fleeing eomra?eB
Turee or four had managed to draw
from their pockets packages of black
French cigarettes for a final smoke
More o? the bodies lie with heads Urn
ed toward, the abandoned French
trenches, rifles by their aides or often
still stenched in the stiffening nanda
At the. edge of the plateau, Just ovei
its brink, lay a long line of dead men
They had turned for a last stand
against the advancing Germana and
met death. They made no attempt tc
rush down the declivity to temporary
safety. Tho bayonets on all their rifles
Were fixed, and tn a number of casei
the chambers of their pieces still held
exploded shells. Two or three rifle!
were found with stocks broken off at
the erip, evtdeucea ot severity ot Un
hand to hand fighting.
There'was little feeling of hcrroi
or revulsion at the sight of these hon
dreds of corpses; their very numbei
took away the impression ot humar
slaughter. They seemed like figures li
a huge panoramic painting of a bat
tts. . y
The' human note* however, ofter
cam'e ' out when ona was . told of th?
contents of the letters found tn knop
sachs* or grasped In thc hands of th<
dead. It was the duty of the intent
genoe officer in the party with whict
the correspondent traveled to giana
at -ich letters for the sake ot mili
tary Information they might contain
But of this there was little. Far often
cr he found letters from home, witt
sentences about the health of the chit
dren and reference to little present?
and delicacies on the way to the soi
dlr Thcre orten were expressions ol
anxiety for the safety ot husband oi
father and always the hope for th?
ead of "this terrible war." and th<
safe return of the loved-ono.
It wes .necessary to walk with pre
caution over the battlefield aa aban
doned hand grenades were sown thick
ly, ready to explode at any moment
front a careless footstep. German bur
lal parties collected thousands ot thc
weapons, which are square boxen o:
explosive bound to wooden handlea li
Moat of the captured : union hac
been removed from the battle field
the German captors being saxtons tc
send them In and receive the rewart
Sven each unit making a capture Bui
the ravine of La Mon etd, on th?
eastern extremity of the battlefield
there stilt were siege'guns, which th<
French.'.tad not been able to remov?
in time.'A detachment of Gannan ar
tillerr; experts was busy completini
the interrupted task of transferrrei
.his heavy artillery to wheels foi
uraneportation to the rear.
While the captain ia charge was ex
hlbittag bis prises and explaining thai
they were lE-centimentre coast de
fense weapon?, wiling attention al
the asme tim? to the stores of ammu
nition taken by bis men, th?
French suddenly opened fire on thews
I ?nos ard on the read to the rear 01
'them. Evidently they has) conjectured
ihat aa st te m pt would be made to re
move them, and knowing tho lr exec
Ideation, they were able to make V
warm for the German artillerymen en
gaged ta tais task.
' This fire. was. the signal for th?
opening of a further general bernhard
meat all along the Una. It was UH
arst activity irtnee,termination of tfc<
bettie throe day? before.
Tba return to . tb? automobil?
through the a pp. cachea td th<
i Overcome by Fatigue SI
,to sleep except the few hours then
may steal in the trenches while bul
lets fly above them. While little ac
tual work ls' done at night the met
cannot 'leave the trenches for fear oil
raiding parties.' They must be ready)
at all time? for battle, It has beer
salt! that.half the French soldiers ll vt
trenches waa a mose.difficult and ex-J
hauet lng. Tho trenches inewiselve* andi
th? approaches afforded complete pro-B
.tociloA against the. shrapnel lire, bull
their bottoms were a mass of sticky]
'May in which one's feet sank at every
step from 15 to 18 inches. Ploddlni
' brough miles of such - trenches hadB
been the daily task of thousands ot^
soldiers engaged fdr four months li
this fortress warfare on. the north!
hank of the Aisne.
?RISKING POSSIBLE SEIZURE
V STEAMER PASSES OUT TO SEA!
^. JTON-HKUED FROM PAOB ONE.) ?
her crew' ls American except for
few Spanish and Scandinavian oilers!
8fr Courtenay W. Bennett. Brtisip
consul-general in New York, when the
sailing ot the Wilhelmina i
brought to his attention today, de
clined to discuss the case.
WA8H?NGTON, Jan. 22.-It ts unj
derStood here that Great Britain
not been consulted concerning the voy
tage bf 'the American owned steamet
fWilhelmina withe cargo of food fror
?s??w York, to Hamburg, Germany.
The state department has advised]
the charterers of their legal right
take the cargo to Germany, provided
the food ts not for the German govern
men or army. Nevertheless officials'
r olleve the British government will
not he/Hate to setae this Cargo, though
the ship Itself may be held free, thuiT
precisely reversing the facta in thc
csis? of the Hamburg-American linet)
Dael x and her cotton cargo.
"iTfie British note of January 10 adi.
mitt, that foodstuff a should not bc
dot lined without presumption tba1
thoy are intended for ?he enemy'i
armed-force, or the czerny's govern
ment? But while expressing an Inten
tion to <edhere: fe, toot rule, the Brit
tah government Added :
"We cannot -give an unlimited ano]
unconditional. understanding ia view
ot the departure ;i ot those sgalnsi
whom we are Bghtiqg -from hitherto]
accepted rules of civilisation and hu
manity, and tho uncertainty aa to th?
extent to which such yules may be vio
lated by them lb future."
Thia wpa accepted as o reservatio!
.if tho right of the Brit lah government
to examine into cAch shipment on lu
British Cruiser Watching.
FIRE IBLvANn, <L I.. Jan. 22.-Un
der the nose of a British crulaei
watching at tho gateway of New Yorl
the American steamship Wllhelmino
which sailed today from New Tort
with a food curnvfor Germany, pass
ed out to aca tonight unmolested uni
lold her cooroo for Hamburg.
The Wilhelmina dropped down th(
Ambrose channel si nightfall. 81*
miloo to Ute eastward of Ambrosi
Lightship she sighted a two-funnelet!
British cruiser with all her llghti
out. Th? Wilhelmina steamed os
past the warship,'which did not ever
speak the American. An hour letei
the Wilhelmina,* driving through a
Ulick snowstorm, ww lost to view
while the cruiser contented herseli
wita ploying her searchlight upon
several tramp freighters waiUng foi
Dandruff.' causeo a feverish irrita
tlon of the scalp, the keir roots ahrink
loosen and then ,tnO .heir comos omi
foot. To stop faMtac hoir at once ant
rid the scalp Ot every particle ot
dandruff, get aT, 25-cect bottle ot
Danderine at any dreg stoic, pour s
little in your . hand , aa? rah It tau
the seato. After a< fe* appllcaUoni
the ? bair stops ?omteg out and yet
can't find and> 4aadridx.
seping in Trenches During
In a haxe because they ara dead tired,
and Englishmen returning wounded
have said the fatigue waa absolutely
Impossible to describe.
This photograph shows the Germana
on the Russian border suffer the
same way. It.was taken during a
battle at Darkehmen on the An
gerapp river, a tributary of tho Pre
?. ^ ; i.
FRENCH DEFEATED IN
(CONTINUE!) FROM PAOB ONE.)
months ago. all efforts by the Ger
mana to break down the Ruaslan re
sistance seemingly having, failed and
the Russian attempt to drive the Aus
t ro-German forces back to Cracow
having met a similar fate. .
In the north, however, the new Rus.
akin .offensive apparently baa carried
them well toward the German frontlet,
without meeting serious resistance.
The Russian advance into Transyl
vania la reported checked by a larga
Austrian force In the mountains, whjje
snow prevents the Muscovites going
farther through the Carpathians/ al
though they hold all the pasees tn
readiness for* the ?ay wksa,'. : tUS
weather will permit resumption o'th?
forward movement. . -.
No mention has been made during
tifo last few dava ot the fate of the
remnants of the Turkish armies which
Russian reports previously said hae
been defeated la the Caucasus, but
military men here believe the Rus
sians, having ute for their..men else*
where, have decided not to push on
Tho Russian fleet, according to re
ports, atlll is ?busy In the Black. Se?
sinking Turkish sailing ships. This is
taken a? evidence that reports that
the Turkish cruiser Gooben had keon
put out of acton were not exaggerat-1
ed. ? ' "W.i
WIL?L BE FOURTH
Will Drop From Third Place
Ameos World's Sea Powers
When Supt Are Completed
. <By AMoooUd Preta.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.--The Unit- j
cd States wlil drop from third to
fourth place among the world's sea
powers with the completion of nil
Alps under construction up to July
1. 1914. according to the calculations
In the navy year book issued today by
the senate naval committee. France
will move from fourth to third place,
according to the officiai table.
. With the outbreak ot the European
war information aa to the naval pro
grams of the belligerents wac! no
The comparison is based on tonnage <
and the Official table ls aa follows:
Completcd lng Jply
tonnage. 1, 101-4.
Great-Britain . ..?,tr,7.8f?0 2.714,10?
Germany .. . . .. IW1.7M ?.506.?.77 ?
tl. S. 76S.U3 ?VW:
France.C88.840 809.91 G
! Japan.?10.1)40 600.016
Italy. 285.460 497.81!?
Rust?a. 270,801 678,818
Will Seat Cruiser Esmeralda.
SANTIAGO. Chile. Jan. 22.-^&G?
has decided to send the cruiser Es
meralda to participate ta the interna
tional parade at the formal opening
ot the Panama-pHclflc Canal. The Es
meralda will take the place of the bat
tleship Captain Prat, which originally
waa selected. The Esmeralda has, been
chosen b?casse ibo is the fastest
gel. which runs past , Koenigsberg
Near tho riflemen on guard may be
seen the hole by which these soldiers
will enter, their > dugout from the
trenches if shells begin to, burst orer
them. When artillery fire ls con
tinued tot hours these, men must Uro
huddled In the mud and foul atmoa
phere of their holes In tho ground
SOCTHERX IMPROVP' NTH
Contrort Let For Work II.
ATLANTA, <Ga., Jan. Contracts
for grading In connection with retie
ion ond double trs eking of Une from
Orohge to Charlottesville, Va., have
beeb let by Southern, Railway Com
k*any, the work from OJ ange to Burn
ley,' 15 miloo, being awarded to tho
Morrow Construction Company ot At
ianta, and that/tTom Burnley to Char
lottenvllle 13 7-10 milos to O -W. Lane
A Co., of Atlanta. It ta oUlmated
that the tm^vemepi will. ,00?, one
million and a li?if dollars. lt will
Sive a greatly Improved Une bdUa' ?*
to grade and cuk vat?re as well a*1 fur
nishing sddit&a&i - crack facilities
where they are greatly needed
SPOTS AND STAINS
If you spot or stain your
gown or wrap, on the street or
ot o social function, wo cen
remove the spot and make the
garment perfectly fit for weer.
Our export workers possess
a full knowlege of this moot
important stage ot the dry
cleaning process, ond can el
most guarantee the satisfactory
removal of any stain.
There oro some stains ond
some fabrics, however, upon
which apota toko tho nature of
o dys, and cannot be removed.
These, we, or on y ono cia*, can
not ot course treat, ..but with
these uncommon exceptions you
will find that we eau repair
dsmsge that, would provo cost
ly-ot a little expease to yon.
We do not fear the
man who selb coal
cheaper than we
can? However if
we had to meet a
could s?ll a better
con! we would
grow quite thin
BATHE * BALDWIN
More Good Features ^tefl Aay Otter
Pressure spring in front of axle prevents neck
weight on horse*. j
Spnng on ?.Uch take: jerk off the tear.t.
Spring between pole and frame releves jiu
No axle though center of reel to whit tra*h.
L>.uil: ed<e Knives giv? twice the service ;>f
Axle Pins are not part of knife head and can
be replaced, when worri, at slight cost.
Wheels have staggered spokes and hubs have
hard oil caps.
Bearings are self-alligning.
STRONG,' WELi- MADE, HANDSOME ?N
Sullivan Hardware Co.
Anderson, S. C Belton, S. C.