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Develops Into Sort of Friendship. In take coffee together Are Warned Against Treachery | Prussians?Sergeant Maginot i warded Medal for Bravery in , landing Off Attack of Germans, j Iris, December 20.?An aviator ; J has Just returned from a part of front where the French are or were [sed by Bavarian troops. tolls of |xtraordlnary ?ort of ontente over ring between tho lines. lis tho only Hprlng of fresh water Jie neighborhood. At first by tacit lent French and Bavarians drew lr at different hours without mo fig one another. Gradually thoy ?me moro friendly, chose tho Bumo 1b, exchanged the time of day and led ono another tobacoo. They even I coffeo together sometimes. All the |o the Germans regulurly destroyed Vense work which tho French reRU ? roconstructod day by day, ""J1 ?French destroyed a redoubt which (Germaiis as often rebuilt. ?o day two German ottlcers. un pd, left tho trendies, and held up ? hands. They were mot by two Lch officers, to whom they proposed each sldo should leave the oth?*i ?njoyment of his works, for It was Ird to go on Indefinitely destroying Innnio construction. lone," said the Frenchmen. jforo separating, the officers ex Igcd newspapers, and ono of the Brians, said: "Our time is up. %\ ? rfiot know what troops will take Iplaoe, but If they are Prussians I so you not to trust them." "By the he added, "if they are Prussians, [Will let you know by sticking bits jrhlto paper on the barbed wiro de ling our trenches." Irgeant Maginot, who Is an ex tor Secretary of State, deputy for [jo-Due, and ono of the tallest men J ranee?he stands over six feet, six |cs?was recently awarded tho mlli medal for conspicuous bravery. Is now lying in hopsltal at Ver gradually recovering from his sever? wounds. Maglnot, who knows every inch jralno, commanded a section of |nteer scouts. On November f. lo reconnoitring a wood with a party less than a score of men. he was lushed by an outpost of German ln Irymen, who opened fire, killing of the scouts. Sergeant Maglnot. Is a fine shot, sought to cover the eat of his men. As the Germans kneed he fired, and two dropped. Mediately afterwards he himself was [by a bullet, which shattered his |h bone. Ho fell, but picked hlm lup again, fired his remaining three lour shots, anif managed to retreat lo fifty yards under a hall of bul Hero a sound shot took effect, time In tho knoo-cap of tho other Still he struggled on. and finally Hied a rock, behind which the sur tra of hla little band had taken was then 8 o'clook Jn tho morn and for the whole of that day tho .ans vainly strovo to surround the iful of Frenchmen. Four or Ave jb th?-y got within forty or ftft> [la but as* often they had to retire i a loes of six or seven men aginot and his men In this way held until dark, when they wore able crawl towards the French lines, i men attempted" to carry the inded sergeant by using their rifles % stretcher, but his gigantic bulk too much for them, and at last ? had to drag him along by handa. pltc of the agony he was enduring, Maglnot did not loso consclous i and when help arrived and the nians wero once more pursuing, lie tlnued to give his orders. f the little party of eighteen, five //#/ir//AV///Z^/A\\\\W//^ | What Flowers \ Do for Weary & Brains % 9 The oyca and tho brain of the ^ busy man, no matter what kind ^ of work ho follows, become weary jS and need reBt, Just the same as ? anv . other part of the human IS ft' r S nrthing has been found In the a wide world that v/111 give weary eyea and a tired brain more Im mediate rest than a few moments gazing on a pretty bed of bright colored flowers. The contrast Is bo great from that which has oc cupied the organs until they were' well nigh exhausted, and the effect Is simply marvellous. Flowers In the home divert tho mind and rest the weary eyea of tho housewlfo and mothor. A bouquet in tho sick room aids In keeping tho mind off tho disease, and often starts the brain on a new channel of thought that puts tho patient on the road to recovery. Flowers in the olllco, or on the desk of the weary clerk or ste nographer, will produce such a telling effect that by actual com parison more work Is accomplish ed by thoso whose eyes and brains are rested by tho pres ence of thoeo gifts from nature. Artists visit the parks and gardens to study the flowers, and their orbs.are wonderfully toned up by tho refreshing glimpses of tho colors in nature, and no ar tlHt has ever been successful who does not study colors in the beautiful flowers. It will pay any student, or any one deeply engrossed in thought along any particular line which 1b apt to make their brain woary, to have a pot of bright flowers on the desk.?From Sunday American, September 14. Choicest ZJlooms for Every Mea aag? that Floiwrs Can Convey. Floirera Telegraphed to all Parta ^ , of tho United States John L. Ratclijffe | 209 W. Broad ) JEFFRIES No. 1 Cough Mixture Guaranteed Relieve* quickly oouffhe, oolda, honrae noaa, throat and lungs. (25c, 50c, $1.00 AU dru? atorea or by Paroel Foat frfioa. TABB JEFFRIES, Mtg. Chamlat 14 EMt Broad, Rlohmond, Va. ? I How French Soldiers Keep Clean r1 i ? , JJcdJUTDOrn. in tJ2Qlry7<371cJ2 TrQ~nch?g To keep an army of men bodily clean is one of the herculean tasks which nil the warring forces must combat. The photograph shows a bathroom In the trenches north of Soisson, only 100 yards away from the German lines, where the men can enjoy their accustomed ablutions. were killed and seven wounded. The Cfcrmana did not m&ko a single | prisoner. Tlie above story la told by ] Sergeant L? , who was one of the i party. Dooth?Millet. BOSTON, MAS8., December 26.?The wedding of Miss Hilda Millet, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Joslnh 13. Millet, and Lieutenant William Harris Booth, IT. S. N., son of Dr. and Mrs. E. O. Booth, of Williamsburg, Va., took place on Thursday evening at the homo of the bride's parents, 146 Brattle Street, Cambridge. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. Charles E. Park, pastor of the First Church In Boston. The bride's only attendant waa her youngpr slHter, Miss Elizabeth Millet, j while Lileutenant Booth's best man was j Lieutenant Jacob Lawton Hydrlck, U. j 8 N, who Is now stationed at tfye; Charlestown Navy Yard. Lieutenant Booth graduated from tho ' AnnapolLs Naval Academy with the j class of 1900, and for the past two years has been stationed at the Char leston, S. C., Navy Yard. He will be In tho Asiatic service for the next three years. Lieutenant and Mrs. Booth left for San Francisco, although they are planning to Btay a ehort time In Wash ing-ton and In Piedmont, Ca,, before Hailing; for Manila. Sink?Byrt, LYNCHBURG, VA., December 29,? Miss Don; F. Byrd and Jesse TL Sink, both of Roanoke, were married In tho parlors of the Hotel Carroll on Christ mas Day, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. W. P. Page, of Frank lin Street Baptist Church. White?Hogaau LTNCHBU RG, VA.. December J 6.? Jerry C. White and Miss Annie Belle Ilogan. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hogan, all of L/ynchburg, were married on Wednesday evening at the parsonago df Rlvermont Avenue Bap tist Church, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. Oscar E. Sams. EMkg&Mkamk Monday Sale of Trimmed Hats! The new Spring Hats are beginning to fill our showrooms and we find it necessary to make radical reductions on splendid hats?every one of high character. Every style imaginable --dress hats, afternoon and tailored hats. Were $5.00, $7.50, d? O CA $10 and $15, now A New Showing of Spring Hats See the newest ideas as first brought out by famous designers. These Hats can be worn now and way into the spring season?they are so distinctively "different/' $5, $7.50, $10 ?Second Floor. Our Shoe Department Announces 5pecial Clean-Up Sales of Odds and Ends of Women's, Men's and Children's Slippers at Greatly Reduced Prices. Lots on sale will Include: Popular "Comfys" and fur trimmed Slippers for wo men, Now 98c, instead of $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75. Also, Felt and Leather Slippers, in opera, Everett and "Romeo" styles, for men, Now $1.50 and $2.00, instead of $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00. A splendid opportunity to correct "mistakes" that may have been made in Xmas giving. Second Floor. ACCURACY OF GERMAN SHELLING IS FIENDISH __ liritish Officer Describes Teuton Marksmanship as Nothing Short of Wonderful. KEPT PRISONER IN TRENCH For Hours IIo Dare Not Move Iiest He Be Target for Enemy's Guns. Soldiers Now In Midst of Most Horrible Winter Weather. [Special Cable to The Times-Dispatch.1 LONDON, December 2G.?A British officer tells how he wan kept for aev oral hours prisoner In his own trench by a German Maxim In the following letter home: "We are now In the mldet of win ter, with the moat horrlblo weather you can Imagine. It Is snowing hard, and the roads and paths are knee-deep In mud and water. A few nights ago, in taking up a position, wo had to wade along a road which was marked In the inap as a river. Suddenly the Ger mans managed to And out we wore on the road and started giving us shrap nel. "They really arc wonderful, and the accuracy of their shelling Ih fiendish. Their first shell killed two poor fel lows and wounded a number more. A few days ago we had rather an un pleasant experience In our dugout, which was a covered-ln trench. *1 suppone they spotted orderlies coming and going, but anyway they trained a Maxim on the ontrance and kept us prlsonors all day without any food. Every half hour or so they rat tied a tow shots at us, which flexed over our roof, scattering tho earth and landing In tho ditch forming tho en trance. "My first-aid post was very badly shelled a fow weeks ago. and I lost six of ray stretcher bearers. We wero sitting In n room when suddenly we heard the whistle of tho shell, followed by an awful explosion. Tho whole wall forming tho* side of tho room fell In on top of us. Three wero killed and three wero sorlously Injurod, while I got off with Just a slight concussion and a twonty-four hours' headache. "Fortunately I had not my wounded away about half an hour bofore, and thero wern only about two-thirds of | my party with me, or thero would ha*o j been a more serious casualty list. , "Yesterday, the Germans had u couple of Zeppelins and an aeroplane over us, and they Bhclled tho trenches on our right llko Hades with high explosive like bodies and 'Krupps.' They really had a bad time, and I wonder when ours Is comlnr- Our artillery was quite unable to cnpe with tho weight of suns they had up against us. Their snipers are deadly, too, and aa soon as a man moves by daylight he gets shot. "All my business has to be done by night, which Is the only tlmo it is safe to move. It Is not eafo t.hon, of course, but still things are more hopefuL But tho cold nights aro very trying, and hovr to get wet feot worm Is an un solved problem;" False Alarm of Fire. An omploye of the Purity Ice Cream Company. Adams and Cary Streets, yes terday afternoon saw a lire In the vi cinity of a wall of the building and telephoned the Fire Department, asking thut apparatus be sent to tho faotory. When tho apparatus arrived It was learned that tho fire had been built by lother employes of the factory In an effort to thaw out froeen water pipes. A Sale Extraordinary of Womens and Misses' We started out this season with the determination of surpassing our own past records for completeness and variety in the Suit and Garment Store. And WE DID! But the season has been a backward one, and has retarded the buying to a great extent. Of course, no goods can be carried over to another season; and so, because of an unusually heavy stock, comes this sharp reduction of prices on the season's most desirable garments, right at the beginning of winter. This is a rare money-saving opportunity; you should take advantage of it Monday! Women's and Misses' Suits Values Up to $29.50, Special at $12.50 A lot of 75 new Winter Suits, com prising garments that were formerly priced as high as $25.00?a few were marked to sell at $29.50. Styles are the newest, in both plain tailored and trimmed; materials are of the season's most popular fabrics; in practically all of the swartest colors and blacks. Your choice of any Suit in the lot $12.50 Women's and Misses' ' Coats Values Up to $25.00, Special at $ 12.00 The lot embraces COATS that sold before the holidays at from $15.00 to $25.00. The styles and colors are the latest and best of the great MILLER & RHOADS stock; materials are the most fashionable, including Corduroy, Broadcloth and Fancy Mixtures; all are lined with Skinner Satin. Your choice of a largo variety of styles and ma- AA terials 4>1?.UU Women's and Misses' Dresses Very Exceptional Values, Special at $10.00 A most unusual offering of smart Dresses for street and afternoon wear. A variety of clever styles in the season's most popular materials, in cluding Crepe, Satin, Messaline, Serge, etc., daintily trimmed with braid, buttons and ornaments. Wide range of colors and styles to select from. Choice of tf>lA A A the lot tplU.UU J x. A Great Clearance Sale of FURS From 10% to 50% Off v.. Make your selection now of z^ny Pur Set, separate Muff or Scarf in the great MILLER & RHOADS Fur Store?and pay from 10 to 50 per cent less than you would have paid last week. As we make this announcement, the assortment of styles, shapes and colors is very complete. It is advisable, however, to MAKE SELECTIONS EARLY, as this generous* reduction will surely and quickly reduce the stock to a minimum. Second Floor. From 1 0% to 50% Off r Women's Separate Skirts Two Very Special Lots $3.98 & $5 To quickly reduce our unusually large stock of Women's Separate Skirts, we have made generous reductions on two special lots. A wide variety of mate rials, styles and colors; practically all sizes. Many exceptional values in both lots, at $8.08 and $5*00. Second Floor. Dainty Evening At Greatly Re duced Prices Dresses Every garment in our stock of Evening Dresses has been marked down for quick clearance. Early purchasers will find an extremely attrac tive display of Gowns and Dancing Frocks at re markably low prices. A wide choice of styles, materials and colors at an equally wide price-range. Some exceptional values at $14.95, $18.50 to $50.00. . Second Floor.