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THE SUN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 1916.
AMERICAN TELLS OF SLAUGHTER AT LOOS TWICE SHOT DOWN, LONGS FOR FRONT 4 H. Altmatt $c &a FIFTH AVENUE - MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK TELEPHONE 7000 MURRAY HILL A. J. Tuck, DHt'tmoufli (ii-nri unto, DomtHm'.s Clmrjxr f Itis llrisinlr. K.v-Iioekcrinnn of Mon(clair Golf riiihn Victim Also of Ormiui Wnr Gns. RECEIVED TWO WOl'NDS REGIMENT LOST 1,388 MEN Thirty-fourth Street Thirty-fifth Street Hanoi mi, N, H .Kin. S Ali'Vtnilcr J l. Tui'li, U IMrtmoiilh RNiHimtr of the class of 101 1 ami n fraternity biotlier of Itlctiard Milvllla Hall, th Dartmouth Rian who wan killed recently In the Vofes when a rhell lilt the nnihulnnoe which ho wax driving, In un tirtlcle In the Dartmouth Alumni Mapaslne Klvfs a. graphlo plcturo of the buttle uround Loot, In whlrh th Hrltlsli losses, Just officially announced In London, were Cloee to SU.OOO num. Tuck was wounded In thta fighting. Alexander Tuck after graduating rrom Dartmouth wi'tit to Oxford University find was ther when tho war broke, out. lie recoUed h lonimlMlon ns nccoud lieutenant In the Seventh It.ittalloti of the King's Oun Suottiuli llorderers. After flu montlu of training, during which ho imide. one of tho two nV. chine gun ollivcra which each battalion tiM, tho b.ittallDii was sent to tho Con tinent. "Ve were told," Tuck write, "that au attack would take pf.ico on September IS. It was pretfded by four days and four liltiht.i of heavy bombardment. This wa to break up tho enemy's barbed wire and wax to be followed by u forty minute, i: i attack. On the night of the 21th we took our places In the tornches. relieving an outgoing- battalion. Orders had been glcn as follows: flum llatlon for Troops. "Our brigade was to atr.ick to the left Of Loos, taking a half right wheel, and finally to taku Hill TO; tho next brlgadt on our right had tho village of Loos It self to Invest and the third brigade of the division wis to support theso two at tacks. "We did not take our placta In the trenchen until about midnight on the 24th. Tho rest of the night we upcnt In dealing out tho rations and In fllllnc the new machine gun magazines. All through the night there was a steady drlxxle and then when U hopeless dawn broke upon us every one. was wet through und felt anything but like un attack. "For this great attack the breakfast Included an ounce mid U half of rum for each man. Tltl.n allowance varies both aa to its frequency of Issue and amount and Is usually put In the tea to prevent the men from hoarding It upUnd making an oocah.on of Its consumption at the end of the month. That morning It given to us neat, and well we needed It. "At 6:4o wo Ktarted our gas and huge (usts of this yellowish green vapjr started drifting toward the. enemy trenches. Our Uittallon had the honor of leading tho attack on Hill "0 and we were to b0 the first out of the trenches. No sooner had our gas Marted than a veritable, hall of tierman machine gun fire could be heard on the I'arupet of our trench. Hy this tlm the (iermins could tic longer neo our trei dies, but liavlng prcvlouMy fixed their guns on our trench jurapcts their flro was only too accurate. At th Jams time their guns started bursting thrapnel over us with equal accuracy. "The orders started coming down the tranche. "Fix bayonets' was the Ilit order, and this nan himtlly compiled with. Then the cry came down. 'Itemember the Twenty-rtftli, for this, was tho nuni- ber of our regiment a It wax known In the old days. The net order came, Iut on gun helmets,' and thu we knew that only a few minutes eparatd ux from the comparatlxc cafety of our trench and the veritable olivet of lead outside. 'The nlr by this time recked of a sickening cweit smell of high explosives and Bhrapnel (.hells, and the atmosphere was even mon clouded by the faint amoke of these. Cllmli (tut to AttnrU. "As the fortieth minute ticked Itself Into eternity orders were given and the men climbed up on the lire bteps and over thi parapet. We thruw our heavy tripods over the parapet, passing our guns und magazine after them, and btralghtcntd out our line so as In re temble the fiiim.iimn of the itif.u.tr as much as pm.-mIh.. We had r,oi .idval 1 more, than foit ards when a shell burst oer us, the concussion of which as well as the fragmeta- kuockeil men all around me to the ground. At tho same time as I fell I lelt a blow In my hand and chest. What followed directly after this is ery hazy in my mind. I found later that I had been shot through the right hand and had a flesh wound In the left breast. I got up. working more as a machine than a human being before 1 stumbled and fell again thirty yards further on. Our machine went on and 1 leaincsl later that this team was knocked out two minutes afterward. "I vaguely remember crawling Into a ahcll hole, and from there being helped into the head of a sap by a stretch, r bearer. Hero 1 was given Hist Held dressing, and soon found msef ui Quality streei, a small mining ullage. Jfere was a si cue which none ivho saw It will ever forget. The slice! u.i cov ered Willi men lying on tin' pavements or Just sitting uhcrcer they found room; other men were lying on coal trucks. Here dressings were ! ng up. piled to tho most ser mis cases The street llierally ran reii with tumnl, and although a half dozen shell would hae wiped out the lot. tlm etiein) went loo busy with our ndutnclhg infantry to bother about this pla.-e. From iieiu we soon started our u p down toumrj. "1 reachtd tho hurp.utl at Versailles, which formerly had b-en the lintel Trianon, ami heie 1 heaid the prko that tho regiment hail paid. The ott'i clal casualties in uificers who went to the attack uvie fuiiitecn lulled or il !) of wounds, ilu wuiinihil an. I only nno came through unioui tied I have learned that one of our pipers has been re, om meuded for the . C. His gallantry conslbted In walking up ami down on tho parapet after the hail of hullcts had started und piping h.s men to attack. "Tho casualties in the ranks do not know officially as yet, but tiny must number well oier ;,0o men out of a thousand, as the casualties in the ,n. gade wem S.uuo out Of 3..MI0. The off -ccr casualties in the brigade numbered seventy-two out of eighty. And tin-, was the price a battalion paid for Icatl Ing a brigade, and a brigade paid for leading an attack which lesuind in the capture of Hill "(j and thu village of loos." LIGHTS TO CALL POLICEMEN. EUrx IVIIti Ciller Itii I'liin lo I'ro- ti'Cl l II it t I n I it . VERONA. N J . .lull - I'tnef of Coll Wright of lse J'iIIm MH j authorities " that hmoim-h to ,. lights at reitatn high .o,nts tin i ,. mountainside, to bo (ontioilnj from awltchboarl at the borough ball Idea Is to use tln.oe ,ght .is a flashlight police call esieiu The clliet lliev- , m.iu nt thn central station i .. -,i i.iniun could cause a n tin lights o flmab and these uiiuuon polite men to any point desired. Tho plan may be adopted. "Sure It's a long way to Tlppcrary, a bally sight longer way than I could have Mleved two years ago, but an suro as there are saints In heaven our lads wlU get there." Lance Corporal David Williams, back from tho front, was In a somewhat de spondent mood last night despite his cfteerftil prediction. It was not because two shell wounds which he carried away as souvenirs from the Ilooge district give him an occasional twlngo of pain that ho refused to smile often. It waa the fact that these wounds, reenforced a few motitlts later by a charge of gas 3iich made him unconscious ten hours. Incapacitated him for participation In tl; dual stages of that TUiperary march hlch ho Is conlldcnt Is coming. I 'avid Williams, now 2$ years old, was a lockerman nt the Montclalr dolf Club when the war slatted, lie was a re scrvlst of tho Koyal Irish IUtlcs, who had seen threo 5 ears service, and when the call ciuuo he sailed from New York August 3, !'. 14. whs mobilized In I!el fast as a rifleman August 24, slid Sep tember 6 he was In France with the Mist exptdltlonary fort. Lance Corporal Williams he won the promotion at Neuxe Chapelle told ills story of the war to a party of friends last nlsht at "14 Third avenue. Ahem he In visiting. Jle exhibited his wounds- one on the stomach, one on the right leg. PrnUea mnm as Fluhtrrs. "We had Saxons wfalnst us In Flan dens and we used to exchange friendly greetings with them every evening," he said in explaining be did not cherish hatred. "They were good chaps, those baxons, and numane. And how they could fight." Karly In September Williams's com mand, after withstanding two attacks by a detaojiment of v on Kluck s army, was driven from Its ttenche near Solssons. 'lln Irish llltles marched for eight nights "each lad with a one pound tin of beef a day and that too salty to eat" to IMIunie, I.ttn crossing I.i Itjssee Canal Into HelgluiiL Then tliry had their bap tism cl' !. "Fi'twehr days wo a4 vaulted and re treated ultimately," wild Williams. "We never knew waere we were going or wfiat we were to do till we reached Neuve Clwpelle. We had barely got our ttenches dog e wcie In a potato Held and the snll was so soft w dug with our hands when the Prussians under ot Itueloi attacked us. Wo drove them back Hirer times, the last time In hand to hand fighting and when we got thtvufn thire was nothing but a thin red line left on each sld. "'Hold out another six hours, four hours, two hours, till the rcenfnrcenients come,' was th constantly repeated or der. Wc thought the leeiiforcements never would get there. Companies A and B, which were next to mine, charged with bayonets and were wiped out. Finally C that was my company got the word to advance. With the re enfnriements we took the enemy's ttenches, but of the 1.500 men In our command In August only li; remained after the last charge." Volunteers nn a cnat. Comiwiny C's Captain wanted tnen to volunteer to act as connecting fire to creip along several hundred yard to a neighboring village and pass back In formation of the Hermans' activities and Williams and two others responded. Near Hooge W.iliatns uclcd as a gie nade miner In a small company which took two lines of trenches. "We had advanced on tho second when a shell burst and I fell," he said last night. "1 mind that a comrade took out his first aid kit and bandaged me. Light hours later some Northumber land Fusiliers carried me away and I was sent to the hospital in London." The following March found the lance corporal at the front again. He saw STii. c mar Kunm. 1, In Flanders', "with two rows of dead between us and the Savors ' was me luinje on Hill tin. "when all hell btoke loo'-e against us." ami fought around Yprev Slot mlng a Herman parapot near Yprcs In June ho was put out of action by gas. "I thought it would strangle me," said Williams. "My tongue got so heavy I couldn't breathe. My lipi burned and cracked. I tried to swallow but couldn't. 1 felt my stomach ami found It swollen. Then tho next 1 knew I was In a hos pital and they sent mo back to Glasgow. Then the told ino to om on home." "I wish I could go .back to the front now." Williams add d. "If this country ever gets Into war I'll enlist on the tlrst day. I have llrst papers and I'm going to be a real American citizen as soon as possible. "Some of the penple In Lngland and France think we ought to be lighting now, but the educated men all say that the course the I'liitcd States Is taking Is the only right one. "I wish 1 was back there, though. Tipperary V 'My heart's right there.' " olorcil 1'oatnl Clerk Arrentcd. Having completed hl thirty-third ear in the postal service, (iscar A. Siottron. a colored clerk ssslgneo; to I"ot Olllie Station I". In the Custom House building, was arrested by Post iilll.e lnspectois Flteli and Martin yes. today on a charge of stealing from the malN According to Assistant United States Attorney McDonald, a number oi packages and letters have lieen mlsed In Station P during the last few months. Scottmn Is r.n years old He was held In $l..10o hail for an examination next i'uesilav "77" HinnphreyH' Seven ty-suveu Fur Colds, Influenza. GRIP The demand for "Seventy seven" is so sreuf thut our resources are tuxed we ask dealers und consumers to con serve und husband their supply. To get the best results, take "Seventy-seven" at the first feel inR of Grip or u Cold, u chill, u shiver, lassitude. If you wait until you begin to cough and sneeze, have sore throat and influenza, it may take longer. S.V. and 1 ,00, 1 all driiKiiUU or mailed. .i,,,,!lmpu,!r".' ll"neo. Medklue Co.. 18 Wlllldui turret. New York, 15,000 Yards of Choice Imported Silks in Black or White will form an unusual Sale, com mencing to-morrow. BLACK SILKS Brocaded Satin 36-inch . . . per yard 95c. High-lustre Satin 35- inch . per yard $1.55 Dress Taffeta 39- inch . . per yard $1.55 Heavy-weight Crepe de Chine 40- inch . per yard $1.85 Dress Taffeta 40-inch . . per yard $1.85 WHITE SILKS Heavy-weight Habutai 36- inch . . . per yard 95c. High-lustre Set in 35-inch . . per yard $1.55 Dress Taffeta 39- inch . . per yard $1.55 Heavy-weigjat Crepe de Chine 40- inch . . per yard $1.85 Owing to the exceptionally high quality of these Silks the occasion is most important. 54-ninich Broadcloth in a wide range of desirable colors, will offer very remarkable value in a Special Sale for to-morrow at $ 1.65 per yard Unnconminnioini Pr8ce Reductions will figure in a Sale of remarkable interest to commence to-morrow in the Lace Department. This season's exclusive Importations of SPANGLED FLOUNCES in a variety of striking color com binations, now ultra-smart for evening wear, will be offered at $4:50, 6.75 & 8.50 per yard CHANTILLY AND EMBROIDERED NET LACES in white, black or ecru, will at the same time be marked (for speedy clearance) at 45c, 90c, $fl. 25 & 2.50 per yard (These Laces may be obtained in matched sets) 9,000 Yards of Imported Cottomi VoSfle printed in a large variety of floral designs, in attractive colorings, will be specially priced to-morrow at 25c. per yard. Furs and Fur Qarnments at reduced prSces (Fur Department, Third Floor) Am Important Sale of Odeiratal Rings now in progress, wfiDH be continued during the remainder off the month. This Sale offers an unparalleled opportunity, in view of the increasing difficulty attending rug importations from the East, for obtaining: choice Oriental Rugs at prices that do not cover the present cost to import. Further additions to this great Safle include CHINESE RUGS at $85.00, 130.00, 165.00 & 250. PERSIAN RUGS at $125.00, 175.00, 225.00 & 275. HALL RUNNERS AND SMALL RUGS at correspondingly low prices. Exceptional Values in Imported IHainidembroidered Underwear will be offered Monday and Tuesday. In addition to the many styles imported for this occasion, a number of desirable pieces have been taken from the regular stock and marked at special prices. in room sizes In room sizes Nightrobes Pantalons, $1.35, 1.55, 1.95 at $1.75, 1.95, 2.75, 3.75, 4.25 Corset Covers . . 1.10, 1.45 Chemises . 1.35, 1.75, 2.35 Combinations . . 2.95, 3.25 Envelope Chemises . 1.85, 2.85 Petticoats . 2.25, 2.50, 3.50 (At some of the prices quoted, there is a choice of either French or Philippine undergarments) A Sale off Corsets aund Brassieres specially prepared for to-morrov unquestionable CORSETS Of imported broche in white or pink with attached supporters; medium high or low bust, for medium or slender figures; sizes 19 to 28, $1.95 Of coutil, with attached supporters; medium bust and long enveloppante hip, for stout or medium figures; sizes 18 to 30 . . . . $1.35 (Monday) and Tuesday, wall offer price advantages. BRASSIERES Of alEover embroidery and Bohemian lace; hooked at front; sizes 34 to 48 $.50 Of crepe de Chine in white or pink, with ribbon shoulder straps; hooked at front; sizes 34 to 46 at $1.10 The January Sales of Linens, Blankets, Bedspreads, etc. for economic purchasing during the items of special interest are: I IN THE BLANKET DEPARTMENT will afford a series of opportunities current week. Among the IN THE LINEN DEPARTMENT Linen Damask Table Cloths each $2.40, 3.35, 4.25, 6.50 6s 8.75 Linen Damask Napkins dozen, $2.75, 3.25, 4.25, 6.75 & 8.75 Linen Sheets, hemstitched, per pair . $4.75, 6.50 to 10,50 Linen Pillow Cases, hemstitched, per pair $1.25, 1.50, 2.00 to 2.75 Linen Huck Towels, hemstitched, per dozen . $3.00, 4.20 to 7.50 Turkish Bath Towels, hemmed, per dozen . $2.40, 3.00 &. 4.80 Afternoon Tea Cloths, in combina tions of Italian filet, Venise and broderie Anglais, ' each . . $12.75, 17.50 to 25.00 Muslin Bed Muslin Sheets, with plain hems, each . 45c, S5c, 60c to $1.10 Muslin Sheets, hemstitched, each . . . $1.05 & 1.20 White Blankets per pair $4.50, 5.50, 6.50 to 11.50 Satin-finish Bedspreads, with scalloped edges: Single size . . each $3.00 & 3.75 ! Double size . each 3.75 & 4.75 Satin-finish Bedspreads (size 80.x 100 inches), with plain hems, each $2.65 Crochet Bedspreads each . . . $U0 & 1.25 Comfortables Cotton-filled . . each $1.65 Cotton-filled, with figured mull top and plain border . each $2.50 Wool-filled Comfortables, with figured mull top and dotted mull border; reverse matching border, each $5.50 Furnishings Muslin Pillow Cases, with plain hem, each I2c, I5c, 20c to 28c Muslin Pillow Cases, hemstitched, each . . . 25c, 28c & 32c. Imported Lingerie Blouses made entirely by hand, of the sheerest materials, daintily tucked or embroidered and some adorned with real lace, will be offered to-morrow at the decidedly con cessionary prices of $6.50, $9.75 & $12.50 At the same time an attractive assortment of Crepe de Chine, ' Radium Silk and Georgette Crepe Blouses, in white, teinte-de-chair and the wanted shades for suit wear, will be specially priced at $4.50, $5.50 & $7.75 A Sale off Negligees will offer very unusual values to-morrow, in the following: Negligees of brocaded crepe do Chine, with swansdown trimming, at $13.7? Negligees of albatross, with collar and cuffs of Philippine embroidery, at ... $11.85 Kimonos of crepe de Chine, hand embroidered . . . $9.50 Japanese Quilted Robes, plain or hand-embroidered . . $7.75 Street, Motor and TraveS Coats for Misses A number of desirable models in these Outergarments, made of the modish materials, have been selected from stock and arranged in three divisions. These will be placed on sale to-morrov at the decidedly attractive prices of $9.50, $14.50 & $18.50 (Department, Second Floor) Women's and Misses' Sweater Coats, Etc., quite exceptionally priced, in view of style and quality, will provide a seasonable offering to-morrow in the Department on the Second Floor. Ribbed Silk Sweaters, with sash, at $23.51) Woo! Jersey Sweater Coats, three quarter length, fur-trimmed (es pecially desirable for skating wear at $13.51; Brushed Wool Sweater Sets, cor sisting of sweater, cap and szar"'. at . i'? Brushed Wool Sweaters, (All off the above feature the s:r.ari Winter colors) Also Tarn o'Shanter and Scarf Sets off wool plush in large shep'c: check . . . at $2. a:. 1 i tit I i