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ii I E FILLE WITH Romance of the Trenches. Belgium Woman Refugee Recognizes Her Hus band on Film. EVER,Yincidents day there come to this country stories of human inter est of the European war. Some of the latest and foest are the following: Among the taxicabs plying their trade on the boulevards Qf PariB is a blue Renault riddled with bullets, which is driven by Jules Germain. He carefully refrains from patching these disfigurations, and to inquirers he shows an extract from the Journal Of flciel, in which he is mentioned in dis patches for an act of unusual courage. When General Manoury determined to summon the reserves for the des perate effort which finally broke Von Kluck's army at the battle on the Ourcq he requisitioned 1,500 Paris taxicabs, in which he transported all the available reserves from Versailles to the firing line. Although Germain iwas not available for service as a sol dier owing to a recent illness, his taxi cab was among the number and con veyed as many as eleven soldiers a trip to the points menaced. After his last trip on this service he was ordered to try to take to the hospital .the wounded French soldiers lying in an exposed position between the French and German batteries. In a storm of shell fire and mitrailleuse bullets he drove his machine to the point indicated and assisted the wound ed to enter it. Returning by a differ ent route, he received the fire of the French riflemen, equally without in jury to himself and his passengers. One hundred and six warrant and noncommissioned officers have been Photo by American Press Association. BBITISH SOLDIER GIVING LIGHT WOUNDED GERMAN SOLDIER. TO promoted to commissioned rank in the British army. Sees Husband on Film. During a moving picture show in Liverpool a Belgian woman refugee recognized her husband in a film de picting scenes in the Belgian trenches. The husband appeared in the picture to be in the best of health and spirits. As they had been separated early in the war and the address of each was unknown to the other, the woman tried frantically to obtain information from the theater, and even wrote to the film agent, but the name of the place where the husband was seen had been deleted by the censor. The film company, however, promised to try to trace the matter through the camera operator. Homance of the Trenches. Romance is not dead, after all. From the trenches of theArgonne comes a tale to cheer the most sentimental reader of war news. It all happened through the Lafayette kits which a band of New York women sent to the battle front just before Christmas. Each kit contained the visiting card of the wo man who packed it Hence the ro jnance. In one of the kits was the visiting card of Miss Adele Leuveille of Plaque mines, La. Miss Leuveille had sent a letter, with $2. asking that the money be used to aid some lonely soldier. Cupid was on his Job during the Christmas season and engineered the distribution of the kits so that Miss Leuveille's card was given to a young hero named Maurice Dubois of Compa ny 27, Sixth cavalry (dismounted) of the Fourth French army corps, fight ing in the Argonne. Why was Maurice selected for the* honor? Because he used to go to school with Adele away bacls in the good old school days in Nancy, when lie was twelve years old and she was a little black eyed belle of eleven. Adele's parents came to America sev enteen years ago. and the youngsters never heard of each other again until Maurice lay in the trenches that Christ *mas morning. Immediately the soldier wrote to the Lafayette committee, of which Archer M. Huntington Is chairman, asking the committee to bunt up Miss Leuveille "Tand find out if she really was "ma Mother Thought It Cruel That Boy Should Kill Another. Bullets Riddled Taxicab. petite fille." The committee took great pleasure in lending Cupid a hand. They made inquiries and wrote to the young soldier that the Adele of the kit was really his"Adele. As soon as his engagements with the Germans would permit Maurice' asked the committee to toll the girl he was coining to America. She wrote back that she prayed for his safety. Thus endeth the' first war romance. The tale of it. flitting about the work- Photo by American Press Association CHARACTERISTIC TIPE OF EAST INDIAN SOLDIER. rooms of the committee at 13 East Thir ty-third street, New York city, did not deter any of the workers from put tingtheir cards in the kits they packed. Mother Thought It Cruel. Lucien Descanes, the French writer, received this letter from a young French soldier wounded and in the hospital: "I am a corporal. On patrol duty 1 killed one Boche. 1 boasted of it to mother. She answered: '1 cried on reading your letter. Perhaps that Ger man you killed had his mother, and perhaps he had a wife waiting for him at home. Couldn't you just merely wound the Germans? It would be quite enough.'" Slav Captures Brother. A Servian captain writes to one of the staff of the London legation: "One of my corporals, who hurried across from an Austrian border town as a volunteer at tne beginning of the war, came hauling an Austrian dra goon before me today, his face wreath ed in smiles. 'This is my own brother, captain,' he said. 'I told him before I left that he would be pressed into the Austrian army if he remainedand sure enough, here he is!' "The dragoon was evidently friendly, so I did not send him back to Nish, but gave him in charge of his brother." Great Need of Supplies. "Servia is in terrible need of hospital supplies," says Miss Emily Simmonds, a young war nurse who arrived in New York from Servia "When I left Valjevo there were no supplies on hand. There was no absorbent cotton, and there had been no adhesive plaster for weeks. The Servians are a proud peo ple, and they have not hitherto asked for anything from the outside world. But when I asked Colonel V. M. Suo botitch, the vice president and acting head of the Servian Red Cross, what I could especially appeal for he said, 'Will you tell the people over there that we want absorbent cotton, adhesive plaster, gauze, muslin bandages, iodine and ether?' "Red Cross flags were absolutely not respected in the bombardment of Bel grade. There were many of them in the city, for many a bouse was filled with the wownded. The Servian* re cuperate easily, as they are a wonder fully healthy people. They drink tea and smoke a great deal. "Unfortunately they are experiencing a tobacco famine. You see, the Aus trians fired the only tobacco factory there was in Servia, and it was de stroyed, so that the country has no to bacco. If cigarettes could be sent over they would be a wonderful comfort to the wounded. "The American Red Cross nurse? with Dr Ryan are getting on famous* THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, ly. It is true they have had difficulty with the language.- Most foreign nurses who have gene there have had to depend oh what they knew of French, but some of them are learning Serb fast. Miss Mary E. Gladwin, who is in charge of the nurses, is a very excellent assistant to Dr. Ryan. "There are now in Servia a Greek and a Russian nursing mission and three American and two Engiish. The great need is for supplies. The sup plies 1 am taking back have been given by Mrs. Jenkins, who established the Servian home here and who is a very warm friend of the Servian people." Dies Singing "Marseillaise." A pathetic story is told of the death of a seventeen-year-old Alsatian boy in the hospital at St Nazaire the other day. The boy had fought successively in Belgium, on the Marne and Ypres. At Dixmude he was wounded in the left thigh, right arm and other parts of the body. The youth showed wonderful stoi cism. When he was dying bis mother asked him if, now that he knew what war was, he would be willing if he lived to undergo his sufferings again. The boy answered unhesitatingly: "There is no doubt about it, mother." He then bade farewell to all the oth er patients in the ward, thanked the nurses and died singing the "Marsel laise." Bed Cross Heroes. The Paris Temps prints a letter writ ten by a French soldier to his family which shows an instance of French heroism recognized by the Germans with equal chivalry. "Before Montauban, in the Somme district," he says, "was a villa which the Germans held strongly, and we vainly tried to storm. Our greatest ef forts only brought us to the enemy's wire entanglements. At nightfall sev eral of our wounded lay helpless in the German trenches, whence it was cer tain death for us to try to fetch them. On the following morning two stretch er bearersone belonging to a religious Photo by American Press Association. ENGLISH SOIiDIEBS IN TKENCH. orderleft the French lines and coolly approached the German wires, waving Red Cross flags. "The fusillade immediately ceased on both sides as a German officer cried in good French, 'What are you going to do?' The bearers answered coolly, 'Pick up the wounded.' The German replied: 'Very good. 1 give you per mission, but you ought to have come yesterday, thus saving them a wretch ed night. I would certainly have or dered my men to cease firing.' "One of the German officers shook hands with the religious bearer, say ing: 'You are braie fellows. We give you half an hour to'finish your work, and the firing will begin again.' Mean while the German soldiers lying on a bank near waved their hats, cheering loudly. Thus were saved nearly a doz en wounded, all of whom are now re covering." like Comic Opera. Telegraphing from a central point in northern France, a London Chronicle correspondent says: "Day and night the tide of war flows and back washes through this, station just behind the fighting line, for by the railway armies feed or fall. Trains that langh at the very mention of time tables creep out to the sound of guns and come back with broken men, who travel under the Red Cross. "Everything passes through here^a letter from an English village to the trenches or a load of shells with our compliments to the kaiserand those who control the war can finger its pulse at this point One shell dropped here could do more harm than a thousand fired into the trenches. The thought gives us some pride and satisfaction. It adds interest when we watch the sky for Taubes or Zeppelins. "The armies of three nations send all their-varied uniforms to give the plat forms life and color. A train that stopped here this morning just to take breath tumbled out of one carriage to stretch their legs turbaned Arabs, red trousered piou-pious,r zouaves, like an operatic chorus, and flat capped sharp shooters from the Alps. "British Tommies sitting on the foot boards of loaded horse boxes looked on the scene, and a little group of Ger .man prisoners be.hind Belgian bayonets sulked tn the .far comer." ,_ ^EBRTTISY i: AND SANITARIUM. (BSTAfilUSHBD 1900) I NORTHWESTERN HOSPITAL A private Institution which oombines all the advantages of a perfectly equipped hospital with the quiet and comfort of a refined and elegant home. Modern in every respect. No Insane, contagious or other objectionable cases received. Rates are as low as the most effi cient treatment and the best, trained nursing will permit H. C. COONEY, m. l).t ftedicAl Director, PRANCES S. COONEY, Supt. MISS DOLL.Y GILK. Head Nurse. Stove Shining Bright Gives a brilliant glossy shine that does not rub off or dust offthat anneals to the ironthat lasts four times as long as any other. BlackSilkStovePolish is in a class by Itself. It's more carefully made andmade from better materials. Tryit on your parlor stove, yourcookatove or your gas range. If you don'tfindit thebestpolishyou ever used, your hardware or grocery dealer is authorized to re- fund your money. Thero's"A Shlno in Every Drop' 1 MfflarjusFOEAY ART IN ITS DAWNING. Primitive Man's First Crude Toward the Beautiful. D#waQ Efforts In the beginning man went forth each daysome to do battle, some to the Chase, others again to dig and delve in the fieldall that they might gain and live or lose and_ dieuntil there was found among them one, dif fering from the rest, who stayed by the tents with the women and traced strange devices with burnt stick over a gourd. This man, who took no joy .in the ways of his brothers, who cared not for the conquest and fretted in the field this designer of quaint patterns, this deviser of the beautiful, who per ceived in nature about him curious curvings, as faces are seen in the fire this dreamer apart was the first artist. And when from the field and from afar there came back the people they took the guord and drank from out of it. And presently there came to this man anotherand in time othersof like nature chosen by the gods, and so they worked together, and soon-they fashioned from the moistened earth forms resembling the gourd. And with the power of creation, the heirloom of the artist, presently they went beyond the slovenly suggestion of nature, and the first vase was born in beautiful proportion. And the toilers toiled and were a-thirst, and the heroes returned from fresh victories to rejoice and feast, and all drank alike from the artist's goblets, fashioned cunningly, taking no note the- while of the craftsman's pride and understanding not his glory in his work drinking at the cup, not from choice, not from a' consciousness that it was beautiful, but because, for sooth, there was none other.James McNeill Whistler. Neither European or Asiatic. What is it thathas made Russia the great enigma, the stranger both to Eu rope and Asia? Beyond doubt, the fact that she is herself neither one. To the Asiatic she is something of a Euro pean to the European she is something of an Asiatic yet to both she is not wholly either the one or the other. She is like a great tree with her ancient trunk rising up out of the Caucasus, the early home of the Slavic people and towering up into the Ices of the north and with her branches extending east and west into the sunrise and the sunsetCentury. 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