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Correspondent Tells of Great Bat
tle jn Champagne Region
y of Sorts
HAT IS, something is wrong with baby, but we can't tell
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hatter, and drive away the threatened sickness.
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io Press Against Proposed
Change of Government
rrespondence of tfc Associated Press !
okio, Sept. 30. Tho possibility of
'-coup de stat" in China whereby
n Shi-kai would proclaim himself
Jperor is eagerly discussed through-
Japan. The official view as ex
sed is that as long as any political
Inge is not accompanied by disor-
which endangers the material in
sts of the Japanese in China the
iernment of Japan is not greatly
perned about whether China re-
ns a republic or President Yuan
someone else becomes Emperor, If
urbances do arise the policy of
Japanese government in any case
have to be formulated at that
0 "v
"he'press is for the most part op
ed to a return to a monarchy be
ing ensuing disorders would pre
ice the interests of Japan. On the
lie, however, the dealing is that
an will have no cause to complain
'resident Yuan becomes Emperor,
; as Japan had no cause to com
n when China became a republic
lough protests were sent to China
ng to damage done to Japanese
rests by the revolution.;,
1 Who , Will Be Emperor.
Ir! Hloki, the Japanese, minister
Peking who has arrived here on
Jve is quoted as predicting that
imperial regime will be resus-
ited. As to the choice for tho
v emperor, he finds that some pre-
Emperor Hsuan Tung, . or tho
cendant of Confusius, while others
ora scion of the Ming dynasty.
wever, the minister thinks that
blic opinion is generally hostile to
restoration of the Emperor Hsuan
tag because it is believed that this
uld restore the influence of the
nchus, to get rid of which was tho
chief object of the revolution- So
far as the Confucian or Ming nom
inees are concerned, the Chinese gen
erally consider them unworthy of con
sideration. Coming down to Yuan Shi-kai, Min
ister Hioki said: "Representative
Chinese express the conviction that
not entirely faultless as his past ad
ministration has been, President
Yuan Shi-kai is the greatest of
Chinese statesmen and exercise such
ability and influence as render him
the most eligible candidate for tho
throne. To the president's accession
to the throne none of the present
high officials of the Peking govern
ment can have any insuperable ob
jection since they were officers of the
former imperial government and
therefore would be in their element
under an imperial regime. Some of
the military commanders at first
took exception to the imperial res
toration, but not after they under
stood the president's real intention."
Peerage of Fivo Degrees.
The miniser concluded: "The ques
tion is being officially discussed of
the creation in China of a peerage 't
five degrees. The opponents of moil
archism are particularly watchful of
this since they regard it as a pre
paratory step towards the declara
tion of an imperial restoration. . As
for the diplomatic corps in Peking,
the general impression is that they
ought to assume a neutral attitude on
the question as no foreign power
could justly interfere with another's
internal politics."
d .-Otter Dislressng Throat
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?f early one thousand prominent
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ttonine cured themr of coughs, colds,
fOtichJtia and other forms of winter
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fetence. Other thousands In other
ona of the country have added
elr testimony, and all unite In pro-
g linonlne the most effective
edldntf of its kind known to set-
ice. It warms and enriches the
0od- it - restores circulation and
iithea the delicate membranes of
roat And lungs in rich, new vitality
. "inglng Wood -and relief Is wrought
W tHnOrtiur t.tw swr-llinrrc and irrlfn.
foil that cause the disturbances. It
a. truly wonderful remedy and is
and wholesale, being an emul-
lon of Flax-Seed Oil, Irish Moss,
ucalyptus and other famous reme
jies, all combined in one, and known
e wunu over a
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pearl buttons and a double belt of
white kid. The princess front has a
novel buttoned on effect. Th6 White
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I4t Sn A tnr illustrated Damohlet No A
tmk. I I P.UnWN Hen'l Pan. Art.
W. L. W00DR0W, Trsi. 5lr.
Paris, Oct. 21. "We took every
thing to the edge of the horizon the
first day," said an officer standing on
thp first line French trench whence
a wave of men fifteen miles long rose
on the morning of Sept. 25 and dash
ed on from one to five miles before
the tidal rush of soldiery was stop
ped. The correspondent in his first view
of the field of the great battle in the
Champagne looked across a rolling
land whose thin soil was studded witH
praves and thickly sprinkled with
dwarf pines which stood out against
the almost snow white system of
chalk-like redoubts, trenches,
traverses, communication ditches and
other defensive constructions by
iv'hich German military science had
in vain sought impregnability. The
population was meagre in this camp
of Chalons, where the French army
had fought to regain the old review
grounds which for a year has been
the theatre of relentless sap warfare.
Only the village of Porthes, whose
slight cluster of houses have become
typical ruins through shell fire, was
in sight from the spot.
German Transport Idnc Cut.
"Walking over the course of the
French advance, the correspondent
witnessed the results of the most
powerful defenses a?ainst the most
powerful attack of war. The famous
hill, the butte of Tahure, the occupa
tion of which clinched the French
cuccpfs, resembled a small wooden
hill in an eastern American state.
Shells were seen bursting at a dis
tance over the railroad at Sommepy.
Thus this Important German trans
port line has been cut or destroyed
by French gun fire, rendering the
railroad useless.
The prodigious labor done by the
French before the attack is indicat
ed by the transport road ten miles
long and a winding communication
ditch six feet deep, six feet broad
and five miles long which they had
cut through chalk to enable them to
move rapidly under the cover of their
shell fire f6r the assault. Though
this is three weeks and more after
the battle ground was still strewn
with German shells and hand gren
'ades that had not exploded, and j
French soldiers were yet gathering
and sorting piles of German accoutre
ments and other war material.
Burled in Turout.
Here and there, sometimes in a
shell hole, sometimes in a dugout
the. German dead had been buried.
At one place 34, and at another 16,
as" a cross over the common grave
revealed, unidentified1 French dead
had also been laid to rest. Close to
the cemeteries where were buried
Germans who had fallen during pre
ceding battles are newer cemeteries
for the French, the graves in both
being marked by wooden crosses
beating the names of the fallen. In
cases where there had not yet been
time for the placing of crosses, bot
tles containing pieces of paper bear
ing the names of the fallen had been
thrust neck downward in the fresh
earth of the graves. . Nearly every
cross seen bore the inscription "Kil
led on the field of honor."
Considering the immensity of the
cperations at least 1,000,000 men
were engaged on both sides along the
narrow front it was amazing how
apparently small had been the number
of French casualties. Officers who
participated in the charge said the
German losses must have reached
150,000, including twenty-five thou
sand prisoners.
Barbxrd Wire Front Cut.
The barbed wire front of the first
line trenches had been cut to bits
during' 'the preparatory bombardment.
Soldiers agreed that the rushing of
the first line was a walk-in. there
being neither rifle nor machine gun
fire to stop them, so excellent had
been the work of the enormous con
centration of French artillery.
Serious resistance developed at the
second line, where the trenches for
the entire fifteen mile sector had not
In all places been smashed and the
wire not always cut, so that the ad
vancing troops had to pause at places
and slowly cut their way. Ugly
meshes of wires, rusted from a year's
rain, told where the tide had ad
vanced, halted and flowed through
the opening made before rolling on.
Enormous Labor.
The labor that had been expended
in constructing the German trenches
and fortifications was enormous.
French officers said the Germans
knew that the attack was coming,
end thought their positions were im
pregnable, but were overwhelmed by
the number of French guns and the
masses of French troops. The most
formidable point seen was the re
doubt Trou Bricot, which had on all
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Harsh cathartics which purge violently
and then produce a reaction only aggra
vate the trouble. Gentle assistance is?
what nature needs to establish regular
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ment most admirably.
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feldes mitrailleuses, a labyrinth of
dungeon-like cellars, sand basr gal
leries which had been pounded into
heaps of earth by the high explosives
the sanM bags having been turned
into rags mixed with dust before the
position was surrounded hy French
infantry, which marvelled to find A
few men still alive. What few were
left had their senses numbed.
"If we can take that with our
guns," Said a soldier, "we ought to
be able to take anything the Germans
can build."
Ivarge Mine Crator.
In the midst of what remains of
this result of colossal labor and the
use of probably five hundred thousand
sand bags was a mine crator 100 feet
deep and 200 feet across, which the
French had created by an explosion
after the guns had finished their
work and just before the infantry
charge. Many such mine croters
were seen at formidable points along
the German and French lines. Signi
ficant of German strategy in pre
paration to receive the attacks was a !
long ditch through the woods in '
which the charging French soldier9
naturally took cover. At the end
the ditch branched into blind alleys,
while a concealed machine gun com- !
manded it. "However, we took the
gun," said an officer who had led the
attack in this section.
French Use Railroads.
Roads and light railways which the
Germans had built to supply their
trenches with food and material are
now used by the French. German
trenches are being converted into
French defenses. Deep dugouts made
by the Germans twenty feet under
a' parapet now give the French re
serves protection from shell fire. An
underground habitation, fitted with '
lace curtains, table and chairs, which
German officers had used, is now oc
cupied by French officers. In a dug
out labeled "Schriebstube," where ;
German soldiers wrote home to Posen
or Hanover, French soldiers now
write to Marseilles or Bordeaux. Tan
ned, sturdy "poilus" appeared from
burrows of chalk, welcoming, the
latest newspaper which the. corres
pondent brought, and all exhibiting
confidence what they had done once
they could do again.
An officer pointed out the spot near
a clump of trees where General Marc
hand, standing on a parapet or one
of the German trenches, fell wounded
as h$ was directing the charge to
ward the next trench. Tales of hero
ism, and qualities of leadership and
initiative of both officers and privates
were heard without end from the lips
of those who had been in the battle.
General of Brigade Killed.
A general of brigade, who had seis
ed a rifle and led the charge of a
regiment after Its colonel had been
killed, retrieving a critical situation,
has now been promoted to be com
mander of a division.
On the front line the French and
Germans have settled down for the
present, their trenches being about
the same distance apart as before
the battle, this varying from fifty to
200 yards, according to the ground.
Occasionally there are machine gun
duels with aeroplanes, seven to eigh?
thousand feet high, or a shell wii
burst, sprinkling the landscape with
its contents during desultory art 11
lery fire, as both sides continue t!
organize their positions.
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