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Wounded Officers Tell of Fieroo
Hand to Hand Fight
WIVES RISK THEIR LIVES
Meet Soldier-Husbands al Front Juit
for a Kin or a Word at They
Pan Through a Town
Pathos In Many Reunion.
Dy RENE ArtCOS.
(CorrMpomlent of C'lilcneo Daily NowiO
Near tlio French Front. Two
voühdod French ofneors lia - glvou
mo nil nccount (if tito recent (Igtitlns
near, llcrry-nullac. Tlicy canio and
pounded on tlio door of this waysldo
Inn 12 hllomutcra (7.2 miles) behind
tlio firing lino lato nt nlslit. Tho pro
prlotrcsB, fcnrlng Hint gendarmes hnd
como to nrrcst her for selling drinks
after eight o'clock, did not nnswor
nt first, but now ioundlnr nicking
nnd tdioutlug caused her to chango
Tlicro ontorcd a second lieutenant
nnd on adjutant, both wounded, ono
-imparting tho olhor. Ono was wound
id In tho arm nnd ono In tho
leg. Tho second lieutenant wns
gay and looked woll, but how shall
I describo tho poor ndjutant? A
rough beard filled tlio hollows of his
checks nnd his palo liluo oyes shono
with fovcr. Ho fell moaning Into a
clmlr and seemed to loso conscious
ness until n pinto of steaming soup
was placed under Ills nose.
Wounded Snldlan Tell Stories.
Wluo nnd tho wnrmth of tho room
radunlly reanimated him and ho bo
i;an to rolato his exploits, ltotu dri
vers belonged to tho santo rcglmont
.if Infantry nnd both were wounded
j day boforo. The lieutenant's first
"You cannot Imagino how atrango
seoms to see a civilian ngnln. For
Ihrco months I linvo sctn nothing
but Kronen and Clerman soldiers nnd
I had begun to bcllovo that thoro wts
not a clvlllnn loft In tho world."
Thcso men had been fighting vlr
tually ovcry day nnd night In tho
last two months. Their trenches had
I cen ndvnnclng ateacily nt tho rnto
if about fifty yards a week. They
hnd attneked tho dormán tronchos
hundreds of time, nnd been tttneked
nn equol number of timos, l'rojoc
tiles had torn their uniforms. Their
regiment, digging underground, had
Iicro and thoro burst Into tho midst
of tho Clormnn tronches. Tho other
veiling n section of their comrades
composed of DO men had boon sur
prised nnd cnplurcd. Tho adjutant
could not get over this.
"Those ln.y rnscnls foil asleep de
bilito tho tímale of tho shrapnel," lit
nlrt. "It Is tino they had not slept
for sovcral days nnd nights b'foro."
Attack the German Trenches.
Tim lieutenant tliec related now ho
nnd his companion wcro wounded. To
ward ten o'clock on tho prccodlng
evening It was decided to nttnek tho
(lorr.inn trenches, Thu French si
lently left their underground coverts
nnd crept forwnrd. Thoy wcro dis
covered when a few ynrds from thnlr
nal, but It wns too lato .:iid the dor
iifftiis wcro overwhelmed.
"Wo snw ihein running (0 rats
Into tholr hole," onld tho lleutonaiit
"Hnvlng advanced 80 yards nt ono
stroke, It wns necessary fur us to
hold this precious gnln. Naturally,
tlio Herman tronchen wore urrmgod
for defensa toward tho French
trenches. Now tho French set to
HONOR IS PAID DEAD DOQ
Marquis, Regimental Dlipatcl) Bearer,
Is Mentioned In French Gen
. Dunkirk Marqul, tho rcglmenlnl
mpimteh dog of tho Twouty-thlrd
fcrupch Infantry, has been mentioned
üt tlio orders of tho day, hnvlng fallen
in duly at tho Patito of SurrubuurB on
fli UelMnn frontier.
$M tills action It becamo ncessnry
for nn olllcor to Bond u report Immedi
ately to Ilia superior, but nt tho (lino
07 Qormnn Ilro wns too Intonso to nl
!w n man to crtit tho flru xnno nnd
llanjitU was charged with the mis
sion. 10ft he ran, across tho flro-swept
Suit, nnd nrrlved near) nt the ob
jective point when n acrmt n ball
SJritck him In th right sido nnd
bruuslit him down. lie slrugnlod to
tfls feet, thovgh losing n great deal
it blood, nml dragLOd himself up to
Ui position whero tho uillcur was dl
IMIlug a icctlnu or nmcblns guns. Mo
let full tho order, reddtmcd by his
blood, und breathed Ills lust.
work to mako tho trenches dofens
Iblo from tho other side. Seeks of
cement woro hnstlly brought, dipped
Into water and laid end io end along
tho tronclifs and packed with dirt.
Tho French Ihcn desired to rest a
little, but tho Ocrmans, wishing to
win back tho lost position beforo tho
French complete J tlio defenses,
poured nut of their earthworks and
Hurl Orenades as Foes Advance.
"'Don't spenk n word,' ordired our
captain, 'Keep still, bring up Home
boxes of preserves quietly nnd wait.'
Tho Hermans enmo forward nt n dog
trot In compact masses. 'Walt,' re
pented (ho captain. 'Don't Ilro n
singlo shot. Wo nro going to play n
1 It t to gnino of mnisucro. Let each
mnn tnko two grenodos and keep well
hidden behind tho sacks.'
"When tlio Hermans wors only a
few yards nwny tho cnptnln shouted
at tho top of his lungs! 'Usa nil tho
grenades you wish, my children.' Tho
lerrlhlo bombs bursting In tho ranks
cnusod uuhcllovnblo carnage."
"Thoy yolled llko pigs ilnycd nllve,"
said the lieutenant placidly. "It did
not tnko long to clean thorn up, but
several of thorn fired back nt us whllo
retreating. This Is how wo two wcro
Gives Autolst Password,
Thcso llttlo hotels closo behind tho
linos present nn ever changing va
riety of war pictures. Ilcsldcs wound
ed soldiers tlicro nro others who como
on crrnnds nnd who want a solid
meal boforo returning to tho trenches,
Here, also, nro refugees from villages
under flro and women como to try
nnd seo their husbands who nro
wounded or Btntloncd In tho neighbor
hood. Transport automobiles stop
beforo tho door, tho chauffeurs buy
each other drinks and dopnrt with
faces somowlmt redder than befcro.
Yesterday I saw n noncommissioned
officer cnrofully confiding tho pass
word to an nutomoblllst who desired
to continuo along tho road.
Near by was another noncommis
sioned ofllccr hugging n little child
with exuberant Joy, whllo his wlfo,
who had Just nrrlved, Btood by. This
soldier had not seen his llttlo family
for throo months nnd wished to bavo
evoryono shuro his pleasure He
turned his beaming countcnanco right
ARE REWARDED FOR HEROISM
Fifty-Nine British Officers Honored
With the Distinguished
London. The Distinguished Service
order has been nwnrded to CO odlcors
of nil arms, from the special reserves
to tho guards. Thlrty-nluo of them
havu been gltcn to lieutenants or sec
Amour those receiving tho nwnrd Is
Lord Alastalr Uobcrt Inncs-Kcr. It wns
given him for "conspicuous courngo
with tho advonco squadron nt Krulscllc
In bringing wounded men out of ac
tion v.nder n heavy fire."
Lord Inucs-Kor, who Is a captain In
tho Itoynl Horno guards, recently was
reported ns having been wounded In
HAS A BARBARA FRIETCHIE
8outh African Woman Binds on Brit
ish Flag nnd Dares Boers to
London. South Africa has a liar-
barn Frlotchlo. Sho Is Mrs. I'leunnr,
who resldJS nt Wlnburg, Union of
South Africa. When aonornl Do Wet.
heading tho rebels, captured tho town,
some of his troops hauled down tho
Hritish (lag from tho courthouse nnd
Hung It In tho dirt. Mrs. l'lunnnr
snatched it up nnd brushed It oft anJ
bound It nrormi her wiilst.
"You daren't touch It," sho declared.
"I'll carry It nnd when decent people
return we'll heist It ngnln."
Dispatcher, say Mrs. I'leunnr was
our sod by (ho ruléis, but they did not
offer to molos', her.
Ills soldier comrades nro raising a
fund for a iiiwiiumsut on which Is to ')u
Inscribed "Murquls Killed on tho
Field cf Honor."
RUSES FOOL THE GERMANS
Indian Troops Praised by General
French for Their Initiative and
London. n a roport on tho Drltlsh
operations In Uelglum ami Franco
Flild Marshal Sir John French snyn of
the Indian troops:
"Slnco their nrrlvnl In this country
and tholr occupation of tho lino allot
ted to them I have been much (re
pressed by tlio Initiative and resourco
displayed by thu Indian troops. Homo
of the ruses thoy have employed to do
celvo the enemy liavn been attended
with tho best results nnd tinto doubt
less kept the superior forces In front
of thorn nt bay.
"Our Indian sappers and minors
havu long enjoyed n high reputation
for skill nnd resource. Without going
Into detall, I enn confidently insert
that throughout their work In tills cam-
nnd left nnd as his eyes met ruino he
"It Is fino to seo one's llttlo world
again. I asked myself when t went
nwny If I should over seo this llttlo
How Wives Meet Their Husbands.
Whllo his wlfo told him nil tlio
smnll happenings of tho last throo
months ho continued to kiss tils
diminutivo heir. Somo wives who
como far to seo their husbands nro
less lucky, for tho regulations aro
very strict. However, conjugnl lova
Inspires same Ingenious ruses.
There Is a young woman horo who
Is tho wlfo of nn olllcor on tho firing
line. Knowing tho difficulty of op
pronchlng tho lines, I did not conceal
from her that her entcrprlsa soomcd
doomed to failure, but sho smiled
qtiletlj and nssurcd mo that, novor
tho less sho would see her husband.
After enjoying my astonishment, sho
explnlned that her husband had writ
ten her that hn goes almost daily to
carry ordors on horsobnek, IS kilo
meters (nlno miles) behind tho lines.
Sho had only to go to n certain vlt
lago and wnlt botween six nnd nlno
o'clock In tho morning In a church
whero ho would go dally until ho saw
her. Thoy could thus meet and no
body would bo tho wiser.
"I am leaving for this vlllngo nt
four o'clock tomorrow morning," said
tho young womnn, "I do not dnro to
go to bed tonight for fenr I should
Lives In Cellar Eight Weeks.
Last night tlicro wns In tlio dining
room a family of ragged, taciturn
peasants from somo untcnablo farm
near (ho front. Destilo thorn a soli
tary young woman nto without nppc
tlte. She wns from Tlolms, whoro sho
had been living In a cellar for eight
weeks. In a countcnanco of a cada
verous pallor shond two blinking eyes
with reddened lids. From tlio slcovos
of her black dress Issued whlto flosh
less arms on which tho veins stood
out Ilka cords. Her whole nppcaranco
boro witness to tcrrlblo debility and
her boarlng still breathed dread. As
sho bent down to rcarrango her skirt
with her hand her wedding ring fell
tuid rolled nwny. "I am so thin It
won't stay on my flngor nny moro,"
sho said. Insignificant though tho in
cident was It was moro moving than I
RESTING IN CAMP
Drltlsh soldiers on tho Itolglan
French frontier awaiting orders to go
to tho firing line.
Heroine la Honored.
Vienna. Austrln lias bestowed tho
cross of tho Frnncls Joseph order on
tho wlro of n lleutonaiit who followed
her husband Into tho Hold nnd oven
Into tho tronchos, and displayed con
Where He Gets His Training.
"Yes, ho's nn nwful hustler. AI
ways nhtnd of limo, Sooms to nn
tlclpnto everything. Used to bo a
"I seo. Probably sold six o'clock edi
tions at noon I "
pnlgn thoy huvo fully Justified that rep
utation. "Tho general olllcor commanding tlio
Indian army describes tlio conduct and
bearing of thcso troops In strange and
now surroundings to hnvo been highly
satisfactory, and I am onabled from
my own observations to fully corrobó
rate this statement."
War Helps American Music,
Philadelphia. Tlio European war Is
proving a great boon to Amorlcntt mu
sicians, composers nnd teachers, ac
cording to Dr. Hugh A. Clarke, profoi
sor of music at tho University of Penn
sylvania, who addressed tlio annual
convention of tho Hlufoula I'M Mu Al
"Tho wnr lifts been the menus of
overthrowing tho great European fo
tlsh which wns held sacred by Ameri
cans," ho said. "Formerly no Ameri
can nrtlst could appear ns n soloist
with nn orchestra unless ho could claim
"The Amerlcnn public Is beginning
to sec tl.e truo worth of tholr nrtlets
nnd will hereafter furnish tho support
which they havo so long denied."
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EXCESSIVE ATHLETICS HURT
Coach Courtney of Cornell Recom
mends That Universities Take
Entire Control of 8ports.
Mr. Courtney, tlio Cornell rowing
conch, who for many yonrs has been
actively Identified with university nth
Ictica, has spoken out strongly
against tho system under which uni
versity athletics nro conducted. "If
athletics nro not a good thing, they
ought to bo abolished, It they aro a
good thing for the boys, It would seem
to mo wlso for tho university to take
over nnd control absolutely every
branch of sport; do nwny with this boy
management; stop this foolish squan
dering of monoy; and sea that tho
athlotlcs of tho university aro run In
a rational way."
Uesidcs making thcso criticisms nnd
rccommondntlons, Mr, Courtney has
commented on tho declining standards
of university athletes, ns measured by
their class work. According to him,
nn Increasing number of men who on
gago In university athlotlcs show n
modlocro rnnk In scholarship. Former
ly tho unlvorslty athlete of distinction
was desired nnd sought for upon grad
uation by business mon; ho wns pre
sumed to ltavo qualities that would
mako him exceptionally usoful or suc
cessful. Now tho nthloto Is no longer
In such high demand; Instead, It Is
tho man who hns shown special ca
pacity In tho more technical or sclor.0
tic branchos of his college training.
Tho colebratod athloto, It begins to ap
pear, Is so specialized In athletics as
not to soeni promising for nny other
pursuit. Ho Is no longor tho "all
around man" that his prodecossor of a
past generation was thought to bo.
Vory likely theso generalisations are
not wholly fair to tho prcsont-day nth
lete or to present-day athletics. Thoy
aro significant, howover, as Indicating
a gradual chango that Is taking place
in public opinion.
CRIES LIKE A HUMAN BABY
But Unlike the Real Infant, Its Noises
Are Under Control Doll Is Built
on a 8prlng.
Something now In doll babies Is
making Its way Into the uursorles, tho
recent Invention of a (Jormnn, The
bnby Is built on n spring, which main
tains tho body part In n dlstonde'd
condition. When this Is collapsed ns
by n squoczo of tho hand the nlr Is
permitted to escupo readily, but In
Baby With a Real Cry.
nBsumlng Its normal slinpo under the
action of the spring tho outsldo nlr la
drawn into tho interior nnd In Its pas
ago a nolso llko that mudo by on In
fant In crying Is made.
Parson Of course you want to go
to heaven when you dlo, my lad? All
good boys go thero l
Hoy Then It's heaven for mlnol It
there's anything I llko It's punching a
good boy. Puck.
Drldgct, a servant girl, was takon
to Innlc for oversleeping herself. "Well,
ma'am," she said, "I slcop vory slow
and so It takes me n long while to
get mu night's rest."
Sunday School Tenclicr William,
what muBt we do boforo wo can expect
forgiveness of slu?
William Sin. Judge.
Reason for a Hat,
Why does n miller wear a white
Ans. To cover his head.
As tho Crab Said.
As tho crab said to the snurttaker,
"Hnvo a pinch with mo."
ANTS TALK WITH "FEELERS"
One of the Molt Interesting Dlteov
enes or insect Life Is That of
the Antennas Languige,
Of tho innnv illnrnvnrlnn Mini linrn
been mndo nlintil nor Innnxt rrlnmla
perhaps tho most Interesting Is that
. . i. . . . . . -
m mo niiicniinc inngungo. ninny noy
and not n few girls hnvo watched tlio
movements of a Inrgo body of ants,
nnd hnvo been struck by tho fncl Hint
thoy seem nblo to commiiiilcnto with
ono another by menus of tho long,
stentllko objects protruding from
tholr heads. Theso nro cnllod In
science "antónimo," but n good nnmo
for thorn Is "fpolors." nml n i.r m.
ting ono It Is, for when nnts are
Ants "Talking" by Crossing Their
awnko nnd In nctlou, thcso argnns nro'
itcpt contlnunlly moving In front and
on cither side, touching tho various
objoctn In their path, as though they
woum -reel" their way.'
Tiieso "feelers," at least :n tho enso
of ants, nro ovon moro Impnrtnnt than
oyes. Thoy dotennlno tho form of
objects; they locato tho Individual
trail or path of their kind; they dls
tlngulsh frlonds from foos, thoy tost
tho qunllty of food and of nil other
objects, nnd, In nn elementary way
mnko records In tholr memories for
uso on succoodlng occasions.
OVERCOMING SPIRIT OF WAR
First Thing for Boys to Do la to Rec
ognize Men as Men, Despite
Their Race or Country.
When this hideous wnr Is over alt
tho nations will bo filled with tho
spirit of hate, tor without hato thoro
could bo no wnr, wrltos David Starr
Jordnn In Hoys' Life, It Is for you
boys to try and ovcrcomo this spirit, to
help ench man and each other to resi
llo that men nro men, wherever ther
may live or whatover languago thoy
A boy In ono of the continental coun
tries now nt war told mo onco that ho
saw soldiers of a neighboring country
going nway on tho train. Ono soldier,
leaned out of the window, nut Ui-, arm
on his mother's shoulder and reached
down to kiss her. Tho boy wns great
ly surprised. Ho had beou taught to
hato tlio jieoplo of Hint neighbor coun
try, nnd ho thought they wero not hu
man. Ho did not know they loved tholr
mothers Just us ho did. When he know,
that, ha did not want to light thorn,
but wanted to mako thorn friends.
If a nation Is victorious, It has nt
tho cud tho same troubles It would
hnvo hud If It had been vanquished.
War Is u two-edged Bword without any
hilt, and It cuts every ono that wields
It. And 04 bad as the sting of defeat
Ib the curso of victory. Tho defeated
nation wants to fight again, to revengo
Itself; and tho victorious nation wants
to light again becnuso It feels suro
that It Is strong enough to whip any
body. And each of them hates tho
other, without senso, without reason.
AUTOMATIC ADDING MACHINE
Illustration of Progresslveness of
China and Japan Bhown In In
vention of New Device,
Most of us nro fnmlliar with tho
orlglnnl abacus, Invented by tho
Chliisc, with Its colored halls strung
on wires. Now n Jnpnncso has shown
tho wldo dllTorence between tho pro
gresslveness of those two nations by
Inventing tno calculating machine
seen noro. in:s mnchlno hns n plu
rality of registering wheels nnd n
rotary drum, with bankB cf Indicating
keys mounted upon It, ono sot to each
registering whoel. To computo a
certain sum, for Instance, you strike
tlio right Indicating keys on tho drum
nnd then turn tbo linndlo, causing
tho drum to rovolvo. Theso Indicator,
keys hnvlng been thrown Into posit
Hon, Btrlko other rechnnlsm on the
registering wheels nnd form a comí
bliintlon, which Is tho result of your
nddltlon or multiplication or what
ever It may bo.