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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, OOTOBEB 9, 1013..
CAVALRY CLASHES GROW IN VIOLENCE ALONG, LINE Continued from rage One from reinforcements from Belgium, the Germans attacked nil along the Arraa line and the Allies were compelled to fall back from Lens and Doual, fight ing stubornly all the while. The Ger mans occupied Cethune and sent troops lhto Lille. The Invaders took posses sion of the houses, firing on the French from the roofs and windows. Both sides had taken up positions for their artillery near Arras, and In tho bombardment which followed shells dropped In all parts of the city. Klre broke out. Projectiles crashed through tho cathedral. A dozen heavy shells pounded thu Hotel de Vlllo, destroy ing the magnificent belfry. Finally tho Allies gave way and the jv Germans swept lorwaru, passing by Arras, where citizens had emerged from the cellars and wero righting the flames. Cutting a line between Arras and St. Pol, tho Germans sought to effect a ijunctlon with their Bethune force. In jfeLthe meantime, however, fresh French . troops una neen sent iorwaru, nnu i these gave battto to the on-rushlng Germans. The Invaders, wearied by constant fighting, gave way and retired to La Barsec, with their right wing resting on Lille. Attaches of tho staff of General Gal Uenl, Military Governor of Paris, state that the British victory on the River Alsne la now complete. Tho Germans have evacuated most of their Important trenches In the "bloody angle" formed by the confluence of tho Alsno and Olse. In smo of theso works the Eng llsh found a number of German dead victims of typhoid fever and dysentery. Two of the heaviest German cannon, resting on elaborate cement founda tions, had been left behind In tho aban doned stone quarries. Twa salient events which marked part of the fighting of which Solssoni , was tho centre wero the capture by , the Allies of Fort Condc, after a slcgo of 1G days, and the remarkable slaugh ter by tho British In the last of a ser ies of German attneks. It Is agreed that wherever tho Ger mans dealt severe havoc In tho region around Solssons their success was duo wholly to a spy systcrm Tho Allies In that district soon learned that tho Ger mans wero able to dlagnoso their movements readily and Instituted a systematic search for offenders. Thqy captured seven spies, ono of them -. woman, who used an electric search light to signal from a window. Tho battle of tho Alsno Is not yet ended, but In tho last few days the suc cesses of tho Allocs have been more pronounced, according to official announcements. 7 ifeQG&N lli?Mi7 iPt L-t)7 M w!ZwmSkwF V M WW WSf a f w&& .to M in MM J"o) MJ iY ff X.N fV "L Hill HI i II llj A qJJ- ' - tu i-5?) " HAND OF THE VANDAL; TiIKWDTDUrUMmSDV :x ummuuuu in umiu OF TEUTON OFFICER a France, "to Be Our Tomb," Officer Says, and Men Pil laged, Plundered and Slew as They Went. TOWNS IN BOSNIA FALL BEFORE RUSH OF MONTENEGRINS PARIS Oct. 9. Among docurrtnts rc- .ntlv InXtfn frnm th ArrntuiQ la n nnt. 'book bolon) Ing to nn cifllcer In tho 178th Infantry 01 the 12th Saxon corps. The mcmoiandum commences on August 9 and continues to the end of September. "On August IS I was at Herplgny," It says. "I visited a fine chateau belonging to tho secretary of the King of the Bel gians. Our men acted like vandals. They first pillaged tho, cellar and then fell on tho rooms. "Everything was turned upside down. After an unsuccessful attempt to bVfrst a safe, tho fine frunlturo and silks wero destroyed and heaped pell-mell on the floor. The porcelain w's smashed. Our men cnirled away u heap of useless things for the pleasure of jobbery. "The brigade to which tho 17Sth regi ment belonged was on tho march on Augubt 2S. During tho march a company strayed near tho village of Llsogne. It waH fired on and fell back. The men." writes the officer, "said they could not advance because Franctlreurs had fired on them from the hniii.es. "The alleged Franctlreurs were seized and plated in thiee ranks so that tha feame bullet could kill thiee. ' Wo took a position along the Mouse. My company entered tho village of Bou vlner. Our men acted like vandals. Tho inhabitants were killed. The scene defilej description. "Not a house was left standing. We found survivors at all corners, one after another, and shot them en-bloc. A group omen and children found In a ere burned In It. JlTXvl August s.t our column passeu vu- ;' lers el Fagne. The population had been i warned of our approach by tho French jarmy We fired the village after shoot ling tho Cure and several inhabitants. "Wo crossed the French frontier and took headquarters In Guldossus. a vllleg in a picturesque little commune. We fired on quite an Innocent cyclist, who. falling, let his rifle go off. We pretended that the Inhabitants had fired on us. All tho inhabitants perished in the flames. At Leppers 200 Inhabitants were killed. "At the commencement of September tho 17Sth was at Bethel. The Interiors WVm nouses were everywhere furnished fiJlBIn style, with fine silks, which were re RuBdiiced to tatters. JlV m '"rno leaders of the column were re- 'M.IP"nslbIe They could have hindered the 1 , VI pillage. The damage amounts to mil- , lions or marks. Many safes have been J forced " j no aiarj continues to Sctember 22. Rhen the l7Sth regiment arrived at Aml fontalne The regiment was demoralized and the olhcer writes, "this country is to be our tomb " Austrians Suffer Heavy Losses as Invading Forces Make Steady Advance Toward Sarajevo. CETTLVJE, Oct. D. Montenegrin troops are sweeping away all opposition, and are dally approaching nearer Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, says an oltlclal announcement Issued by the Montenegrin War Office today. Tho statement says that the Montene grin advance guards captured Grog Hill, a short distance to tho northeast of tho capital, after a sharp fight, in which tho Austrians wero forced to retreat. A Haras Agency dispatch nays that iMontcnegrln detachments operating In Herzegovina Inflicted heavy losses on the Austrians and occupied important stiategic positions near GafVko. After hard fighting the Montenegrins occupied Ablak, Stepcn nnd 'Kllpjutch, taking a large number of prisoners and much am munition. An Austrian aeroplane, while seeking to observe the French batteries, was hit with shells and fell Into the sea. Two little words ring out today that oft have rung before, That drive from a hundred million minds all thought of(work or war; Two words that break the Mackmcn's leash and' send them forth to maul, That starthc charge of Stallings' Braves hark to the limp's PlAY BALU TRUE STORIES OF SUDDEN WEALTH IN OIL FIELDS i t ft ! 'AN vvf1" i Kflfe. I h '-i At "S M9lv jj S X V. 3 GERMANS FALL BACK BEFORE CZAR'S ARMY ON PRUSSIAN BORDER Furious Fighting in Wirbal- len Region Results in Heavy Losses Berlin Re ports Success Along the Niemen. HAY RICK BEACON FOR NIGHT ATTACK ON BRITISH LINER Ephoed by thirty thousand throats and then the stands grow still; The batter is crouching over the plate, the pitcher is on the hill, The horBchido's thrown, and hit or miss, ball or strikevor foul. The baseball classic's on again arise, you fans, and howl A i ';,y& ' 'i' & Howl but howl like sportsmen; howl at a sportsman's finest game That gives to the team that wins it fair that which it earns of fame; Root, yoU fans of the Clan of Mack, and you of the BcanyGrad, Root for the team you like the best tomorrow you may be sad. & rrrW T ( ?) &M 74?"X& 'tfr-XK.Jt. lSf7 &:) r- sl7 Vfe- T, t zim rrr yitr v-a2? eSHa 3LMk -Jx VMSl l PnTnOGItAt), Oct. 9. An ofllclal communication Issued from general headquarters says: "The fighting on the east Prussian frontlr continues with the same ferocity. In spite of German reinforcements, all their attacks In the region of Wlrballen and Phlllpoff havo been repulsed with great losses. By a night assault tho Russian troops have captured the vil lage of Kamenka, near Bakalargewo, "In the forest of Massalstohb.na, west of Itatchka, our troops In a night attack surrounded a German detachment, which was partly exterminated, the others being dispersed, abandoning their rapid flrers." (Theso places are all on thoRusso-East Prussian frontier and Indicate fighting along a 40-mllo front.) BERIJN, Oct. 9. Tho War Department has Issued the fol lowing statement concerning operations In Poland and East Prussia: "Official headquarters report the ad vance Russian forces crossing the Nie men In the o(3vernment of Suwalkl and a battle near Augustowo by the Ger mans on the 1st nnd 2d of October com pletely defeated two Russian army corps, taking 3500 unwounded prisoners and 20 guns, of which ono was a heavy bat tery, and a number of machine guns. "Near Marse on October 4 German troops drove three Russian rifle guartls brigades from a fortified position between Opatow and Ostrowtec In Russian Poland. They made 3000 prisoners and took numer ous guns and machine guns. "On October 5 the Germans attacked near Rudow two and a half Russian cav alry divisions nnd parts of the Ivango-od reserve. They drove the Russians back on Ivangorod. "Elsewhere nlong the Russian front the moving of German troops for strategical causes haB reduced the fighting." Member of General French's Staff Describes Operations Along Aisne One Peace ful Day at Front. 11 Aepen&r POINCARE, "STRONG MAN OF THE ELYSEE," ROSE TO WAR'S NEEDS Most Popular Executive of France Since MacMahon, He Has Had Long Train ing in Diplomacy. janoiner, am J t -"of men, wo t cloister wer f-AJ "On Augu HER CONGRATULATIONS An Evnnston lady was telllnc me th other day about a rather lugubrious aunt who seemed to see everything through blue spectacles. Her greatest pleasure in life wns in attending funerals, and in caee of a friend's Illness she would con snip tha nntlnnt u.ItU l... 1 3, 1 and with tales Of others who had met I untimely deaths throuch similar affile. WJK tlons. r ar ewer, wno. tnougn In good health, iV as "y " means young, was celebrating her birthday and it fell to the mSan f i choly one to send rnnpmtnlntlnno ".My dearest Bister " she wrote. ' "Tou Kv I Journey. Do you realize that you are a fjear nearer your grave? I wish you 1 many happy returns of the day." Chi I cago Inter Ocftn. "Woman Has Lincoln's Violin NEW YORK, Oct 9.-SIrs. JftSae Van Dyno, ef iloseland, N. J is the owner of n. violin which she says was onco the property of Abraham Lincoln and on which the martyr-Pro stdent used to play. It was bequeathed to her by an uncle. John Mfirrv tt llnnnva, u.lin .t ,h ,Wron his brother. Samuel Merry, a neigh bor oi unconvs at Sprlngfleld, 111. Lin J coin is said to have triven it to SamuM Mefry Qolng through old effects recently airs Van Dyne found the violin. It Is badly damaged. She Is having It repaired eo that, If possible, it may again give forth the airs Lincoln loved to hear. Luke Horton, of Texas, Wanted to Buy Diamonds by the Quart. Texas' oil well drillers are fond of tell ing tho story of Luke Horton, of Wichita County. When the discovery well came In on Luke's place It came In spouting a thousand barrels a day. Luke, who hap pened to be at the rig, stood up with the drillers and watched her cut up for a few minutes and be complained: "You have spoiled two acres of my ..... .. jjuaiuic. "l'our pasture!" snorted Buck Kelly. "Ain't you In for an eighth of her worth 100 bucks a day, and 30 wells on 200 acres Is J3000 a day that's the rent on your pasture." "Pete," said Luke to his little boy, "go tell your ma to get In out of the cotton patch right now. Tell her to wait sup per for-me, for I'm going to town and rrl.i.i nA....v.n i ....... .i.,-i. '!!!!."?. WUh W ""I" and a flUar4-ln mld-uTmer of lr "ZZ confident- ? Court Upholds $3,000,000 Will NEW YORK. Oct 9.-The will of Will. lam Runkle, of Orange, disposing of an . estate oi u.uw.WO. was upheld yesterda ijn a decision by Judge William P Martin, 1st Newark More than $330,000 is left to Fcharltable and DUbllc Institutions. Tho I largest individual bequest, f 100.000, Is to Lafayette College Among the private !TbequestS was ISO. 000 to Miss Ifathrvn JTully. private secretary to Mr Runkle, irho is now the wife of Morris Lynch, alro & forme employe, to whom he left ggoo. of diamonds, "Yas, sah, I'll sell this land," said old Joo Simpson when a buyer sought to pur chase his fee, "but 1's getting J200 a day from It right now." "How does 335,000 sound to you?" ven tured the buyer. "Huh, look hcah, white man, you tell mo if dere's anything blgger'n millions en I'll tell you If I's gwitie to sell you dls Ian'," growled Joe. Hut the purchase was never made, aa the buyer left old Joe in Ignorance to die without ever counting lils money. After the eill luck and tho department had cornered the Oaages Into the rocky hills of the headwaters of nird Creek and Llhe Caney, the leanest acres of the Indian country, tne operator came to dot the hills with derricks. The evil star of the Osages had set and a fortune of green oil gushed from tho rocky ravines of their country and the once despised Osage came Into the effulgence of $3000 a year for every man, woman and child. But for oil field romance we must yield the laurel branch to our Aztec Latin neighbors. Pioneers of the Mexican fields know well the story of the Peralta fam ily. In the old days wandering Qringoes from the Tuxpam Hull nay survey used to sojourn at Patrero del Liana hacienda In the Buena Vla Valley and drink native beer from1)on liraulio's meagro store, which, with the surrounding acrc3 of pasture and jungle, made a compe tence sutllcient to supply Don Braulto and his son with sandals and his comely daughter Guadalupe with cotton dresses. It was a surprise to all Grlngoes Jonn there when Ed Parsons, the locating en. glneer, fell enamored with the charms of Guadalupe, when he wooed and wedded the pretty little Mexican maiden. Ho brought her to camp, where she patched his clothes and fried his bacon. After the Boa Bocus well came In in 1807 the Pctrero del Llano ranch became the prize of geologists and seepage men. Tno .English Pearsons leased It and In 1910 struck the world's greatest gusher near the old ranch house. The Peraltas In one night came Into an income of $1000 a day. Parsons left thu railway to represent the family at the company's gauging tank. Christotoro, Don Braullo's eldest son, sprang Into prominence as a member of the Mexican Senate Don Braullo increased the stock In his big store and Indulged In the ex travasanco of a phonograph. Ills first struggle with it was disappointing It would sing, but he could not understand It. "It would work better," suggested Par sons, when he looked at the record en titled "Yankee Boys in Blue," "If you'd buy Spanish records. It doesn't tram late, you know." NapcIon prophesied at St. Helena that in 100 years Europe would be cither all . Cossack or all republican, says tho New York Evening Post. Todny. with all Eu rope, as well as the foremost nation In tho Orient, arrayed against the Germanic nations, the personality of tho chief ex ecutive of the great republic which has evolved from tho empire that Bonaparte himself created and then lost Is of prime Interest. It has frequently been bald of Raymond Polncare, since his election as President of tho French Republic in .lanuaiy, 1913, that he Is "tho strongest man In the Ltjsee since the days of Marshal Mac Mahon." International relations being what they have been since the opening of the Bal kan Wur, the election of such a man to the Presidency in France ought to have been a matter of national congratula tion, Instead of the occasion for the mo.-tt relentless political war that has ever been waged agamst a chief executive of the mond Polncare knew that he not only faced th probability of war with Ger- Ljjinny, but also that, because of his elec- TTlnn, France faced Jho probability of i kiuvp crises working from both ends of the coclal scale the Socialists among the mnises, M Clemenceau In Parliament. Fiom the moment that M. Polncare'e election was announced up to the very hour of his return from Russia, three days before the order for mobilization, he wns the object of attacks In the press that were unparalleled in even the his tory nf this phaso of public Ufa under the Third Republic. Everything that M. Polncare did was wrong, every act was mlsconstiued. every proposed law to which he gave hi 3 ap proval was a menaco to the French Re public nnd positive evidence that M. Polncare wns forcing certain legislation by hlx "personal Influence." These two words, Indeed, were the bogey of the Op position, and never a day passed hut they were flung to the public as the supiemo evidence of tho danger that menaced the very existence of ,the Government while M. Polncare icmnlncd its chief of state. ANTWERP IN FLAMES ' AS MERCILESS RAIN OF SHOT CONTINUES BRAVES PLAN TO TAKE FOES' BREATH Fire Breaks Out in Suburbs as German Bombardment of Forts Increases Violence. in ly believed would be able to prevent the rormation or any Cabinet, and perforce, would eventually mean the leslgnatlon of the President. From tho day when he appeared In the Chamber of Deputies at tho age of twenty-seven, Raymond Polucaie has always been recognized as a "strong man." Now Just past his 54th year. M. Poln care has been In politics since earliest youth. Beginning with his election to the Chnmber of Deputies In 1SS7, he has since then been In many Cabinets as Minister of Agriculture, of Public In struction and of Finance. He was Presi dent of the Chnmber of Deputies for fojir years, and for the year preceding his election to tho Presidency he was Prem ier. And this last office came to him because he possessed In a noteworthy degree the very qualities which parlia mentary tradition had decreed were dan gerous In a President of the French re public. OBSTACLES FOR POINCARE. For some time before he became Prem ier the Foreign Office had made grave errors In diplomacy. Words had beon spjken publicly which threatened tho En tente Cordlale. The country was Indig nant; one might say that the country was scared. When the Caillaux Cabinet fell Raymond Polncare was chosen Premier and given instructions to es tabllsh peaceful relations and to reor ganize the French foreign policy on a firm foundation. How well he succeeded has been shown In the co-operation of the Allies in this war. In August, 1912, M. Polncare paid a visit to the Cxar. It was while he was at the Russian court that ho learned of the Balkan treaties, then unknown to the rest of Europe. Immediately he saw the inevitable consequences: war In the Balkans, itrely, and perhaps the long- dreaded general war in Europe During tne rest or tils term as Premier, and by every means within his power after he became President, he worked for peace and harmony, but also to put the array of France upon a fighting par with tho military machine of Germany. Yet how. In the face of all this, he came to b elected President of Versailles in 1913, Is one of the most puzzling of the purzles of French politics. Arrajed sol dlly and uncompromisingly against him were the Socialists, because of his deter mination to force through the three years' enlistment law. the vital move to raise the French army to proportionate size with that of Germany. Still more, against him stood Georges Clemenceau the most powerful politician In Franco, so that when he entered the Elysee, Ray- Cuntlnucd frnm I'nce One win and are willing to back themselves to the limit. Tho Important problem of the day was the pitchers, and It was evident that Stall ings had decided upon Rudolph to inaug urate the series and Mack, as usual, had picked Bender ns the starter. The news that Bender was to start was gladsome tidings to the Braves, who, for some reason known only to them selves, believe they can beat Bender as fast ns he comes. The dcclMon to start Rudolph wns not unanimously cheered by tho Braves. Some of them wanted.James to start, believing that If ho started and got away with his first game they would win the series. Stallings evidently was In doubt when I talked with him. Ho did not know whether to start James or Ru dolph, hut Inclined In favor of Rudolph. Ho also was hesitating about third base, but finally admitted he Intended to start Deal, and send Whltted In to bat and play third at the tlrst opportunity. The Braves are planning an "attack bru.sque" nnd hovo to sweep the Ath letics off their feet bj their rushing, aggresslvetactics. They believe that tho world's champions can be beaten by ag gressive attacks and will go at them from the start- Stallings started It by a fierce verbal attack upon Mack. Mack had refused to permit the Braves to use the Athletics' Held for practice and had dodged Stall ings' request for permlssln gto have his men look over the battle ground. Stall ings got Mack on the phone and pro ceeded to call him a liar, a Jesuitical crook, an da few other things, and to dare him to say to his face what he said over the phone. The fierce assault of tho Boston man ager upon tho suave, serene leader of the Athletics was a shock Stallings believes In fighting It out to the finish, and his attack upon Mack was Just part of the program of "goat getting." The Braves Intend to attack viciously, and any player who shakes hands with one of the Ath letics will be in bad. There is more real ill feeling between the teams than has been evidenced in a series in yars. The surprising thing is that the Braves are chock full of confidence in them selves. Every one of them think th.. are bound to win, and any argument to the contrary Is ridiculed. They believe their pitching strength will carry them through. It was my pleasure to be in last night at one of their meetings, at which they discussed plans. The have a plan of campaign mat Is astounding, and their signaling system is absolutely new in baseball Other teams have charged again and ngaln that the Athletes steal signals, but you may depend upon It there will not be any signals ttolen or tipped off this year. If Mack's men attempt It they will have the surprise of their lives The Braves' signalling sstem is devised with the idea of permitting the Athletics to think they have it, and to cross thm on every turn The weather outlook this morning is dubious, but threatened rain has not af fected the Interest, and the prospects wero for the largest crowd Philadelphia has seen In years. Sentiment is largely In favor of the Braves even here. The betting has been extremely light, and little Boston money is in evidence even with 3 to 1 freely offered. OSTEND, Oct. 0. German shells havo set fire to Ant werp, according to reports received hero early today. The bombardment that be- gan Thursday morning continues with terrific effect, but tho gunners defending the Belgian stronghold ate replying, vig orously. Flames broke out last nlsht In parts of the city lying between the Palace of Justice and tho south railroad station, but emergency fire corps co operating with the regular fire depart ment kept them under control. The suburb of Borgerhout Is burning. The suburbs of Llnth and Bouchot, which lie between tho Notho River and tho In ner circle of forts, virtually have been destroyed. The residents of both places hud lied before the bombardment opened, however, and the loss of life among the civilians is believed small. While the Germans keep up their bom bardment night and day, the Belgian army, led by King Alhert. Is harassing them from the west. Fierce fighting is In progress along the River Scheldt. GHENT. Oct. 3. Refugees arriving here say tho mass of clglnn tiooBps heretofore concentrated in the city has been removed King Albert does nut desire to bottle up the remaining first line forces nnd has left the city, It Is reported, leaving only a sufficient num ber to man the forts The King left Antwerp at the head of his troops, It Is reported here. The censor docs not permit transmission of the sec tlon in which the Belgian troops are being concentrated, but it Is reported, unofficial ly that King Albert and his staff have ar rived at Zelzaele. a town on th Holland frontier, near Sas Van Gent, 23 miles west of Antwerp. A report from Amsterdam says the King has arrived In Flanders, close to the Bel gtan frontier. CZAR'S NEW ARMY MARCHES ON THORN, ON GERMAN SOIL Dies of Grief Over Wife NEW YORK. Oct. 9.-Hugh McCann. a septuagenarian, of Hi Passaic street, Pat erson. died yesterday of shock and grief A wifk ago jesterday his wife died. He was Inconsolable M the funeral, held last Saturday, he became ill, was put to bed when he returned home, and gradu ally sank until he expired. Great Stronghold Is Key to Posen and Berlin Rus sians Within 3 Miles of Cracow Przemysl Re ported Fallen. The Russian centre, mobilized at War saw, has started forward on the first lap of Its march to Berlin. War Office ad vices today said that this army, includ ing the pick of the Czar's forces. Is now entering action in the territory around Wloclawek, around the Vistula and 30 miles from Thorn. Russian forces In Poland have now ad vanced to within 95 miles of Posen, It Is nsserted. Fighting continues, but the Russian advance is steady and over whelming. Russians have driven the Germans from Wloclawek (Russian PJpland, on the VIs tula, 35 miles southeast of Thorn, East Prusslaf. and have fortified themselves within a few miles of tho fortress of Thorn. The Cerman left wing In Poland, ac cording to tho dispatch, is sold to have been partly enveloped. A Pitrograd dispatch to Reuter's Tele gram Compnny says the Russian twops are advancing slowly but irr&sltibly"pon Ciacow, tho population of which has al ready btn reduved by one-half. The Germans have now depfcyed their full front of troops for the campaign In South Poland. Their main line was formed on a crescent from westward of Sandomlerz to the right bank of the Warta River, westwnrd of Lodz; then turning upwnrd to the left bank of the Vistula River, below Thorn. The Rus sians have had successful cavalry con tacts with both ends of this position. (Sandomlerz is on tha border of Galicia on the Vistula River, about 20 miles southeast of Opatow, where outpost en gagements have taken place. The Warta River runs north and south about 25 miles wewt of Lodz, tho second city of Poland. Thorn is in east Prussia, on the Vistula, about 10 miles from the Pol ish frontier. Thorn and Sandomiez are about 175 miles apart. Warsaw Is about 75 miles equidistant from the ends and centre of the German line.) The Austrian line projects at right angles from the, right of the German front south through Tarnow to Sandec. (Tarnow Is on the Dunajec River, 1S3 mllfs west of Lemberg. Sandec is about 23 miles to the southwest) LONDON, Oct, 9. Many incidents arc detnlleJ In the con tlnuatlon of tho account of an eye-witness of the battle of the Alsne, which Is written by a member of General Sir John French's staff and released perl odlcally by the official war Information bureau. This one says: "On September 30, one of our airmen succeeded In dropping nine bombs, somo of which fell In tho midst of railway rolling stock, which the enemy had col lected on the lino near Laon, Inside tho anglo formed by tho two lines of tha battle front. "The first of October was tho most peaceful day since the two forces began their long engagement on the Alsne. Only desultory gun fire took place. A French aviator dropped a bomb on a railway station, killing threo of the German sol diers near It. "The Germans on October 2 were driven from a mill which they had occupied ns an advanced post. Their guns support ing It were knocked out, one by one, by; a well-directed artillery flank fire. "Oru airmen, up to September 21, haX made flights gugregatlng 87,000 miles." A battalion commander who has been at tho front since tho commencement of tho battle of the Alsne, gives Interesting particulars regarding the tactics of tho enemy, which arc given out for publica tion by the War Information Bureau. "The Gorman officers are skilled In leading troops forward under ever and In close formation, but onco deployed and without personal leadership, the men won't face heavy fire. "Prisoners describe tho fire of.our troops; as pinning them to the ground. This Is certainly borne out by their action during one attack. On fairly opon ground, with, forces of Infantry about equal, their men wero shelled In sunken roads and in ditches. We lost only ten killed and 60 wounded, while more than 400 of tha enemy surrendered after 50 had been killed. "Each side had tho support of a bat tery but the fight for superiority devolved upon the Infantry fire, which took placa at a range of about 700 yards. It lasted only half an hour. "Some night attacks have been at tempted against us. Before one of them a party crept close to the British lines nnd set slight fihrdlu ct shrdl e shrdlu nnd sot alight a hay rick to form a beacon on which the centre of the at tacking line marched "The light balls of searchlights some times have been used. Lately the Ger mans attacks have become acarcely more than half hearted. The enemy never has come to close fighting with the bayonet against us. "As regards our men there was nt first considerably reluctance to entrench, as has always been the case at the com mencement of a war, but now they havo bought their experience dearly, and their defences are such that they can defy the German artillery fire. "Recently a British cavalry subaltern, who had been cut off from his men, hid In the edge of a wood by a road. 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