EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1014.
KA1SM RUSHES 320.000 TROOPS FROM EAST PRUSSIA TO AID DEFENDERS ON THE AISNE
LIKE HAPPY BOYS
ON FIRST PICNIC
Battle-worn Tommy Atkins
Transfers Amiens Railway
Station Into Scene of
niTHMN, Sept. 17.
. It seems rtxthcr a paradox to describe
the arrival of n tralnUuul of wounded
""eoldlcfs rit a railway station as a prone
of revelry; yet such la tlio account given
by tho special correspondent of the Free
man's Journal at Amiens under yester
day's date. Ho writes:
"A train of twenty carriages came In
loaded with 600 Tommlo. Sixty of them
were wounded, sent down from the fierce
. front between Mons and riiarlerol These
Were not seilous caseo-milllclent nnl to
put our men out of the battle line tor n
Bpeli-liullot wounds and cuts on the 1- bj
chiefly, swathed hand and pplln'n-ed
UnBmt-, und gashes and rip In aims ,i!id
shoulders. Not one had a face wmnvl
t, nud every, one of these boys was e'lim
'brous t pet back again In the thick of
-the business. The station wan hushed
and quiet ur.il the fateful train came In
And. w.hat happened? Why nothing m re
o" less than n gala performance In khaki
7ntt?a.d fit a. dismal ,certege this Incoming
orfp Jtiyllni", presented a scene of sheer
"Every carriage window was full of
tfrown, Jolly, dirty, shaggy faces faces
Vlth week-old beards to them, but alight
vrlth quick, keen cheerful eyes. Hats
were waved, songs were sung, and from
die first carriage door which was flung
open a Highlander hopped out, to tho
astonishment of the waiting crowd, and
did a fllng-a fling with a limp to It It is
true, but a-lllghland fling for all that,
' ah'd most entertaining to the crowd. They
iould say very Httle of the lighting save
that -JtwXs, "flshtlng and no mistake, a
qbpUhtjoAi? jroar of flame and fury, hard,
liojt, thlm'ty wcrk. Plcnt to at. though
ijverythlnfc .Splendidly managed, nnd not
a single man Jack of them caring a lot.
'iTho -Clamorous demand of all these
jay wounded was for a fag. Their com
missariat had been excellent, their grub
rjrlme and coffee, but somehow In thli
great world shattering war which was
Just beginning and ringing its grim tale
of devastation and death down the ages.
Somehow- there, had been a most deplor
able shortage of cigarettes. A 'Wood
hlnW Nobodv through th entire length
drld'TJrea'Uth dt the Amiens long arriv.il
platform had over heard of a 'Woodbine-;
Vut when, after much gesticulation and
ejumb show, Tommy had made his mean
ing plain, there ore showers of blnck,
Ilungent French cigarettes In the yellow
wrappers at his disposal.
, "The fraternizing was splendid, Im
mensely Jolly . A Blackburn Tommy,
, . after having shed his last possible button,
' ' produced a mouth organ from somewhere
inI3(fTrf"h!m, and played with the rxecu
floii'rff 'A Waster, at - this revelrous busi
ness that familiar ditty. 'We Won't Go
Homo Till Morning ' There was a speedy
and hilarious settlng-to. partners bowing
and scraping fin spite of limps and
twinges), and in n brace of shakes the
British soldier and his brother across the
water were dancing a Jig with all the
abandon In it of Hampstead Heath on a
PILOT'S DEATH GRIP
SAEELY TO EARTH
Queen Alexandra Hears
. 'Story of Fight in France
Between English and Ger
' man Aviators.
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I'lioto by International Newi Service.
THE DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING NEWS FROM THE FRONT
The road of the newspaper correspondent has been a very rough one. The picture shows Belgian soldiers examining the passports of newspaper corre
spondents at a railway near M alines.
French Wound and Capture
Scout When Gust of Wind
Turns Machine Over.
KAISER'S NEY PLAN
TO RUSH 8 CORPS
TO FIGHT IN FRANCE
BERLIN, Sept. 17 (By courier from Rot
terdam to New York).
How a German aviator gained control
of a falling aeroplane after his companion
had been killed Is described In a thrilling
letter received by his father heie today.
"Dear father: I am lying here In a
beautiful Belgian castle slowly recover
ing from wounds which I thought would
kill me. On August 22 I made a flight
with Lieutenant J., a splendid aviator,
and established the fact that tlu enemy
was advancing toward us. In the region
of Bertrlx we cam into Heavy rain
clouds and had to docend to P.IO0 feet. As
vie came through the clouds we were
seen and an entire French division began
shooting at us. Lieutenant J. was hit in
the abdomen. Our motor was, put out of
commission. We were trying to voloplane
across a forest In the neighborhood, when
suddenly I felt tho machine give a Jump.
I turned round, as I was sitting In front.
and found that a second bullet had hit i
Lieutenant J. in the head and killed him.
I leaned over the back of the seat and
managed to roach the steering apparatus
and headea down. A hall of shots wills
tied nbout me. I felt something hit me in I
th forehead. Ulood ran
Withdrawal of 320,000 Men
From East Prussia Defense
Risks Exposure of Berlin
ACCUSED OF SAVAGE
PRACTICES IN WAR
AIR SCOUTS SAVE
SERB ARMY FROM
I'GTIIOGRAI). Sept. 17.
Information was received at tho War
OHIce today that eight Gciman army
corps, numbering 320,000 men, which had
been sent Hast to repel tho Russian at
tack In East Prussia, nnd to strengthen
the Austrian forces In Gallcla. have been
withdrawn and are being rushed to the
western zone of operations in France.
(This report contradicts jestcrday's dis
patch that the Kaiser had gone to Kast
Prussia to take personal charge of the
campaign theie, leaving tho German
aimles In Franco to puisuo defensive
tactics against tho advancing allies.)
LONDON, Sept. 17.
Tho movement of eight German army
corps from Last Prussia to the theatre
of war In Franco Is taken to mean that
the Kaiser Intends to aim a final terrific
blow at the allies in an effort to crush
the opposition In France.
Such a eour.o is directly opposite that
Into my ecs. which yestorday was beltewd to bo tho
1 was faint. But determination prevailed
and I retained consciousness. Just aB we
were near the ground a gust of wind hit
thrt ulnno nml turned mv machine over.
I fell In the midst of tho enemy, with Czar's troops toward Berlin.
German plan. The withdrawal of tho
320,000 soldiers In tho East can only re
sult In hastening tho advance of the
LONDON, Sept. 4 (by mall to Now Yoik).
Calling at the London hospital to visit
e -wounded soldiers brought from the
Jrent, Queen Alexandra listened with the
ejfsest attention to the ttory of a thrill
ing battle In the air, told to her by a
wounded private of the Royal Engineers.
The fight was between a German aero
plane 'and French and English air craft,
hlch sailed away to give, battle to the
Invader, and ended their pursuit only
when the German machine fluttered down
Tlie" wounded private said he was lest
IrB on tho ground after a hard fight w'hen
German aeroplane suddenly appeared
directly over the British troops. Imme
diately Xrcm the rear French and British
aviators took to the air. The troops
lay still, watching silently the death
struggle above them. First the British
and French airmen endeavored to out
maneuver tha German and cut otf his
retreat: But the German began to climb
higher in the air and the British aero
plane was seen to be mounting steadily,
trying to get above the ton and In a
better position to shoot.
The whir of the motors could bo heard
by the troops below as the machines rose
higher and higher, each striving tu set
above the other. Then it could be seen
tht the Enzliehman was above his foe.
The aeroplanes appeared as mere specks
in the ky From far above camo tho
sound of a shot and Immediately the Ger
man machine began to descend. Grace
fully It volplaned toward the eaith under
perfect control. It landed safely within
the British lines, ran a short distance
long the ground and stopped
The British soldiers rushed forward, in
tending to malte the aviator a prisoner,
but itopped as they drew nearer. The
aviator was dead, tie had been shot
through the bead. But before death he
had set his planes for a descent and, with
Ida dead hands gripping the controls, the
craft had sailed to earth.
0 VETEBANS AT BEUNICW
Sujrlvorp of 132d Pennsylvania Vol
unteers Meet at Antietam Field.
HAGKRSTQ'iVN. Md Bept. J. -Forty
survivor of the 13Jd Pennsylvania Vol
unteers, which. lost 163 men In the light
ing at Bloody Lane, beld a reunion here
today, the-tai mrtftrsary of the Antle
tm battle. Exercises Were held at the
old DunkarJ church, one ol the land
irks o-' the field.
my dead companion, 'inn rca iiuuwrs
were coming from all directions, und I
drew my pistol and shot three Fieneh
soldiers. I felt a bayonet at my breast
and gave myself up for dead, when an
' 'Let him live! He Is a tirade soldier."
"I was taken to the commanding gen
eral of tho 17th French Army Corps, who
Questioned me. but, of course, got no In
formation, lie said I would later be sent
to Parts, but as I was weak fiom loss
of bl'jnd nnd seriously wounded I was
taken Into tho field hospital and cared
for. The otllcers were very nlo to me,
and when the French fell back I took
advantage of the confUHlon to crawl un
der a bush, where I remained until our
LONDON KEEPS GUARD
AGAINST GERMAN AIRSHIPS
Police Restrict Street Lights Air
LONDON, Sept 17.
Scotland Tard Issued a statement today
saying that In view of the known power
and ranee of modern Zeppelins the Com
missioner of Police has been advised by
the aviation department of the Admiralty
that It la desirable to continue for the
present the diminution of lights in tho
streets and shops.
An airship will be sent for several nights
to examlno London from above, but some
time may be required for this to be car
ried out satisfactorily as Intensity of the
darkness varies on different nights. As a
result of thl3 examination It Is hoped to bo
able to modify certain existing restric
tions. In the meantime, the statement
says, It Is necessary In the public Interest
that the reduction of the Illumination of
streets and shops should be maintained.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 17.
Accoidlug to a dispatch from Stock
holm, General Von Hlndenbers, tho Ger
man commander In East Prussia, has
been recalled to take command of an
other army to bo sent against the British
and French troops.
(This dispatch is confirmatory of one
from Petiograd sajing eight German
corps have been sent from the Eastern
to the Western theatre of war)
Berlin Is Told That French
Officers Are Powerless to
Stop Alleged Barbarities
of Southern Allies.
I5EHLIN (by way of Amsterdam), Sep
Wounded German olllccrs who were
brought here today accuse tho Algerian
troops fighting with the allies In France
with terrible atrocities.
They charge that tho French ofllcors
are unable to tamo tho wild natures of
these African lighters, who' delight in
torturing the wounded and mutilating the
dead upon tho battlefield.
Ono of tho wounded German officers,
Lieutenant von Lcnz, decl.it ps that Ger
many should make formal protest against
the use of these savnao Africans.
"They have been guilty of the most
aggravated eruultles, some of which I
witnessed," declared the German olliccr.
"In other Instances I have Iearlicd from
tho lips of witnesses how barbarously
these Algerians act. One wounded Ger
man soldier had his eyes gouged out by
a Turco, who used his spurs for the
"After ono light ill which they had
participated the Turcos went urnund
with their sahres cutting and slashing
the dead and wounded.
"There have bven, numeious Instances
Where, headless Guimati' soldiers have
been found. The Turcos had dccnpltated
them, carrying off the heads as trophies
"Credit must bo given tu IhiMi Africans
as fighters, though. They nave no regard
for human life and have not the nllghtest
conception of fear. But their traits are
tho traits of savages und their chief de
light Is to Inflict crueltj. God pity the
countryside upon which these wild
cruitures are turned loue without restraint."
Servian Crown Prince With
draws From Proposed In
vasion of Slavonia March
Into Bosnia Continues.
WAR MAY RECONCILE
CHURCH AND THE STATE
Ilerolo Work of French Nuns and
PAIUS, Sept. 17. War may reunite
church and state In France.
Hundreds of nuns have been recalled
from Belgium, to which country thty
tvero expelled when the religious order
wero dissolved, nnd are' working as hos
Moreover there are 22,000 monks on tho
battlefields. It Is thought Impossible that
the heroic work of both nuns and monks
should be lost on a public which Is ever
quick to recognize devotion to duty.
Probably the Concordat In France will
never be seen again, but under a new
Tope It Is belloved that tho war will In
duce a better understanding between
church nnd Government. Churches still
will rcmnln the property of tho state.
There will at least bo an era In which
not only national monuments, like Notro
Dame, but all churches will be main
tained and repaired at public expense.
BATTLE ALONG AISNE
NISH, Sorvia, Sept. 17.
That the Servian armies under tho
Crown Prince have found It Impossible
successfully to Invadj Slavonia was ad
mitted hero today.
It was stated that the army had been
lecalkd for Importnnt strategic reasons.
It i3 understood, however, that the real
reason Is that the Austrinns, In over
whelming force, had planned a trap, dis
covered In time by the Servian air scouts,
whose work has been lesponslble fo.
many of the successes of the present war.
The advance of the combined Servlnn
Monteneciin armies Into Bosnia contin
ues. The Invading foices have overcome i
strong opposition nnd ate now moving j
ngulnst Serajevo and also through the I
passc-H of the Llpetu mountains In nn at-
tempt to tnko the valley of the Verbis ,
Hlver and the Important town or Jauza.
Tho Austrlans have been repulsed In
every effort to check the advance.
Conflict Wages Desperately
Four Days Before Allies
Realize Advantage Over
Slowly Yielding Germans.
LONDON, Sept. 17.
Describing tho battle of Alsne from
Solssons, under date of September 15 In
tho afternoon, the correspondent of the
Chronicle says: '
"Tho unending, terrific struggle lasted
four days and only now may one say that
victory la turning In favor of tho allies.
"Tho town of Solssons canhot yet be
entered, for It Is still raked by artillery
and rifle fire, while rear columns of smoko
mark several points whero houses aro
burning In the centre of tho fighting
lines where the allied pontoon corps have
been trying to keep the bridges they suc
ceeded In constructing.
"Men from the front tell mo that the
combat has been a veritable slaughter
and thnt tho unceasing flro of tho last
four days puts any previous warfare
completely In the shade.
"Several crossings were, effected Sun
day, but the German guns got the range
nnd compelled the forces to withdraw.
Last night, however, the allies brought
up hcnvler guns and these changed the
prospect. The British got a battery
across the river nnd tlio n.,
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' nnrihln tn mii.i. I. mu r . ..
7 " ....v., ,t. j jie vjermans tnero-
foie moved to another position from
which they compelled tho British to re
tire and leave six guns behind. German
batteries hitherto not discernible were
revealed, but under the protection oj a
heavy bombardment two British batteries
got over and, planted at the bridge head,
very soon recovered the six guns and tho
two German batteries were captured.
"On the western sldo the French suc
ceeded In getting over three batteries and
a regiment of Infantry. About 1500 pris
oners have been taken today.
"I can clearly trace the abandonment
during tho last three hours, of a number
of German positions by the smoko of
their guns moving further over the hills. '
$100 TO SEE BATTLE;
GETS MONETS WORTH
French Captain Said to Have
Sight-seeing Party Spec
tacle "Worth the Priced
NEW TOItK, 'Sept. 17.-Jamcs A. Wafc.
field, of Pittsburgh, who arrived,, heri
yesterday from London by tho Atlantic
Transport stcnmshlp Menominee, saw
part of the battlo of Mons. It costjMm
$100) lasted eight hours, and the slgtij,
he said, was worth the money.
Mr. Wakefield was In Valenciennes
when the Germans began to throw their
heaviest forces against the French and
Belgians, and tho longer he stayed away
from tho lino of battle the more hi
longed to sea It On August 21 lie mt
a captain of French artillery nnd
pressed his desire to see a real battle
Tho captain, whose name was Antord!
said he thought It could be arranged,
but that It would cost about JlOO ,f
party of a dozen could be procurel
Mr. Wakefield told this to some of ,,
friends, and later Informed Captain An
tord that a party of eight was ready.
The money was subscribed, and at t
p. m. on August 24 Mr. Wakefield and
seven other Americans were brought, to
a place within three miles of the battlj
of Mons. They wore carried In two spring
wagons, and, having tho necessary pastej
through tho lines, were not molested In
"We could not Bee u great deal," said
Mr. Wakefield, "hut wo could hear plenty
of firing. Wo stayed on the scene until
I a. m. on August !, when firing began In
the rear, and wo decided to go back. Wi
saw 3K2 wounded and 32 dead soldiers
brought out of the fight In British auto,
mobiles. Tho cars were stripped of their
bodies and boards wcro built out ovct
tho chassis so that each car could carr;
II men. All were taken to Amiens."'
II. C. Bell, of Brunswick, Me., said ht
had collected a numbor of French and
Gorman bullets on tho way from Baden-
Baden to Paris, and asserted that thi
French missiles viero the more humane.
"Tho Germans have accused the Frenrt
of shooting poisoned bullets," ho said,
"but this Is not so. They contended thit
blue bands around the bullets wen
poison bands. The French bullets aro cop.
per Jacketed, arc well balanced, nnd nhn
they hit a man they mako a clean, small
"German bullets aro steel Jacketed, and
arc so balanced that when they hit ther
turn up perpendicularly and cnuse a bit
and bad wound."
TURKISH ARMY REPORTED
WITHIN RUSSIAN BORDER
Petrograd Hears German Cavalry
Officer Is in Command,'"
PKTBOGBAD. Sent,. 17.
It Is reported by a seml-ofllciasourci
that Turkey has concentrated a. larfi
nrmy on the Bulgaria frontier. ,.
General von Sanders, a Prussian cavajr
officer, who has been assigned to servlct
In the Sultan s army, Is expected to com
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Man Either Pell or Was Thrown j
From Window Woman Arrested, j
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