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\cw Tactics Arc Believed t(? Contain
the Seed of lOnipcror's Ulti
mate Destruction.
^ Bulk of Foot Soldiers Neglected for
Spectacular Pcrfoi-iicrs? Average
Prisoner Taken l<'roiii lOneiny Is in
Poor Physical Condition.
LONDON. September J.?"Napoleon
called the infantry the 'Queen of Hat
tie.' The Germans have degraded it 10
the mere "handmaiden of the nuns."
This remark made to ine I lie other day
by a British military ofllcer of high
rank epitomizes the result of the new
German Infantry tactics, developed dur
ing the present war. which it Is believ
ed contain the seed of Germany's ulti
mate destruction. Krom the day when
organized armies were first created the
y infantry has been the backbone ??f
every army and iu :iie opinion of the
most competent generals to-day this
still holds good. Tlie development of
mechanical aids to watfure has led to
many changes in tactics and strategy
but to-day a.s in the tirst days of war
the infantry is the deciding factor. It
must complete the work thai lias been
begun by the guns, by the tanks, by
the aeroplanes. And if the quality of
the Infantry is poor the whole army
must suffer in proportion.
.Nothing has been more notable in
the present war than the progressive
deterioration of the ordinary German
infantry, and this, it is believed is due
to the inherently vicious German s.js
tem of developing specialist troops to
the detriment of the great nia>s. At
the beginning of tlie war the Gerrnrn
infantry were a fairly homogeneous
force of good average quality. All
were equally well trained and equally
Weil equipped and. except for the dif
l ferenee between the various German
' tribes, of fairly average physique, to
day they have been divided into what
the Germans call ".storm troops" and
ordinary troops and the result is that
the general average has fallen much
below that of the allies.
Every nation has always believed
that its own men were best. In the
days of th?i Napoleonic wars it was
the popular belief in England that one
Englishman ?was equal t/j half a dozen
Frenchmen. Americans iti the days of
the War of the Revolution believed that
one American could lick an uncertain
number of Englishmen and t he German
to-day believes firmly that his "Held
grey heroes" are man for man equa
to any number of men from any of the
allied forces. une is Inclined, tliete
fore, to take comparison.-' of this kind
with a grain of salt, but the most
competent military authorities who are
not swayed t>> such .sentimental pat
riotism. declare unreservedly to-day
that man for man the ordmarj ? J? r
man infantryman is not th" e<|tial of
the Americans. Britons or I-'r?? r? hmeti
that he is called on to meet, and the.
declare that 1iis a comparatively
recent development.
Bll.lv OK I'll ISO \ Kit TtKIA
KHO.1l K\ KM \ Mil. I'OOlt I.O I
It is certain that the l.ti.k of tin
prisoners taken irom the ? n- nv '
are h poor lot compared w th lii* oir.
troops on when In* Germans :--iv s>
Tueh. The f id'nary 'riinnaii ipfatur/
irien are of poor physique, badly fed
and poorly equipped The storm troops
are men in til p ot . ondlt o... ?/. . !i
fed wearing new uniforms and the Iks:
of equipment. The storm ttoo:.s fight
to the last, while the ordinary .. :.?.i
I try surrender easily.
This is proved by the course of the
recent fighting When the storm troops
attack they take the allied positions In
.front of them with comparative ease.
Then they are withdrawn ?nd the or
dinary infantry ire put in t>> gas r,son
!se capture 1 p"i>t ? ns. The re.--.tlt
that when the allies counterattack
they retake the p. sit ions with almost
monotonous regular:!.v.
!t is Interest.ng to note that th.s sys
tem m military affairs is the ountci -
part of the political organisation of
the protagonists in the w i r. ili inian;.
is an autocracy where the superman
? rules and the common man counts f->r
nothing Amen .. Kranc. Italy and
Britain are democracies where th. com
mon man counts ami the arisit.. .it
? ither nonexistent or secondary. ? ;?-r
ni.-ny in all her scheme ?.f or*.. ? i/.i
tion goes in for th" gloriftca: i>.n .>f tn<
specialist. The allies aim as making
all-round men. and it is the b?? 11?? 5 of
the allied commanders that th- :? sys
tem is going to win the war,
is a rr \ uk\ r in 1 111: \ tit
The weakness of the C-rinm .-ysirin
is also apparent :u the ait .?J < ? I t - tli.s
system m due her proijres.si \ ?? itiu
r,tlion in this branch of ihe ? ?rvico
Perhaps nowhere is there a greater
contrast than exists ?i* a between the
alt systems of liritain arui (J- rinany. .
From* the beginning i?orniati> has ex
alted the ail superman. iiichthofen s
flying orcu - was a (list-class xumple
of t tiline the commander was
credit* a with all the vietort s won by
his squadron. which ? on.- :s t ??? I of p:> k
r<1 men. and by reason of tins selection
r \ cry other squadron hi ih rtnati
sir service ua.s wt'akill' J. Tin- I<i>k -
li?h system is to aim at making ail
its men competent. all-roUlul livers,
trained in teamwork ami to discour
age ih'! creation of the acv." the re
sult is seen to-day :ti the supcrtoi uy
of the Ifritidh air : r\ict over the (ier
in the training o{ infantry, too. :i -
difference is very apparent. hi both
the I'tench and ifriiisn armies the ui'ii
is to make every man a first-class sol
dier. K very battalion i;; trained in
shock tacti(?.??, in machine-gun work and
irs all the other details of a soldiers
job. The result is a general level of
excellence, which gives a commander
confidence that he can secure at least
average revu'ts from any troops which
n>ay i>e at his disposal. A licrman
general dare not attack without his
quota of special shock troops, because
he knows that his ordiiutry rank and
tile are not equal to tin task. A I?rit
ish, French or American commander has
no such worry, and can undertake any
job asked of him with a fair degree
of confidence.
It is an interesting fact, as hearing
on the psychology of the war, that this
development of special shock troops at
the expense of the great mass has al
ways been the mm k of a t?aI i>:iriati
army. The Zulus notably were organ
ized on this model- They had their at
tacking impi. which were splendid ma
terial. but the rank and file of their
warriors were rather poor stuff. The
Turks in the days of their greatest
glory had their Janissaries, who were
nothing more than specially trained
storming troops. Kven in the dawn of
history the same rule holds good. The
Romans. who were a civilized army,
were of fairly average quality all the
way through. One legion was very
much the same as another. All had
the same training, and Rome had a
homogeneous army. The barbarians
?whom they foutrhf. the ancestors in
many eases of the modern Germans, re
lied largely on super fighting men. and
when they wore finished the rest of
the tribes crumpled up before the dis
ciplined legions of Rome. Kven in an
cient Oreoef we had the same tiling
The Athenians, most civilized of all
ancient peonies, trained every cMizen
to arms, and trained them homogene
ously, while 1 lie Spartans, who com
pared to the Athenians were h:->-barians
in the modern meaning of the word,
relied on a snecin 1 liilitintr class.
< And It is worth while remembering
" that whenever democracy has met au
\ tocraey. either militarilv or in the po
litical arena, democracy has always won
(in the long run.
f Copyright. 1!?1S.)
Kxempt* Kami l.onn llnnkn.
rilT Amociated Pre?* 1
WASHINGTON. September 'J.?The
war revenue bill, which the House
Ways and Means Committee will re
port to the TTouflo to-morrow with a
view to beginning consideration next
Thursday or Friday, exempts Federal
? farm loan hanks from the operation of
vthe new tax law, it was learned to-day.
At the Movies
ODKOX?AI Ire llrudy, In "Tlir
Death Dnni'f."
VH'TOI*?t'arlyle ninrkT?ell, in
"'I'lif Helmed Illnvkmsllfr."
ISIS?lOlnir Kernunon, In "The
llniiKrr Mnrk."
COI.OXIA I.?ConManrf Tnlmadue,
In "Sbuit for llir IJooiir."
IIIJOl'?"Thr lllrch of n Nation.**
II1.1' I It l> ? Hurry farcy. In
"llell Unit."
Itl'j.\ ? Hurry >lnrey nnd lilndrx
l.ewlie, In "III* Onii People."
HI \ I .TO?Ilri llenoh'% "Henrt of
thr Sunnrl."
\\ lilte nnd Colored (IrRanl/.ntlom Tnkf
I'nri In Deinonxtrnf Ion* mid
Advrrtlne Liberty l.onn
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.J
I'KTKRSKL'KiJ, VA? September ..?
All I'oteraburg' observed I.abor Day.
Htisiness wax everywhere suspended,
industrial establishments closed. and
ill'' day given up to the holiday This
afternoon th'-re were parades by th?;
white labor union): and the colored
church and fraternal organizations,
each highly creditable in numbers and
displays. The parade of the whites
was under the auspices of the Carpent
ers and Joiners Union, an organization
of some 700 or fcOO members, and in
line were other union* and civic or
ganizations. The Carpenters and Join
ers' l.'nion went dawn to Hopewell this
morniiif! and Joined in the celebration
there. There were tioals in line. After
marching through several of the prin
cipal strecti, the parade was ended at
Central J'ark. where brief addresses
were delivered bv several speakers,
and other exercises were held. A fea
ture of the parade was the boosting of
the Fourth Liberty Umn.
The parade of the colored organiza
tions was a separate and independent
affair and was a very successful on?*.
In this as shown by ??.? streamers and
(i ispia \ s. the Fourth Liberty Loan was
featured. This paiaue ended at the
baseball park. wher<* addresses were
delivered by local speakers
Kpworih l.rneur Inatllnte.
The ICpworth League of the I'eter.'
burg District of the M. I-J .Church, is
holding an institute at Matoaca. Th''
institute was opened this morning arid
will rontimie through Wednesday, with
.t special program for ea<h day. This
i.Otn posed of delegates from a!l the
hurt-hes in the district, and '.t is ex
pected -ua' the proceedings will arouse
^ t ? t of interest In Kpwortli
Liat .i- work throughout the district.
\ rlrrina for Iteanlon.
About twenty veterans of A I*. Hill
amp have announ ed thfir intention
:> iit?*n'i the great Confederate Ite
unioti in Tulsa. Okla. Th'-y will leave
in-rc .-a i i! day nig'nt. the "Jlst instant
via t L ?? Norfolk and Western Railway.
1 'wllii.a n a- ommodations have h?< n
>f, ur.<l for thern. and tnHr >-ar will go
through to Tu!v.i Some of the vei
? rans will be from Chesterfield. Diu
wlildi*1 and Prince Ocorse. all, however,
iii'-ml" t- of A. I*. Ilill ("amp A de
?ht.'u! t: *p i.? anticipated.
Uilitnri and Indnalrinl Training.
The |i,h>. i -rhools of Petersburg will
1 ?? opened for the session 1914-1S on
the 1 ? t > i of September. Xf\v features
an to be introduced at tli- hiRli school
wlu-i- iii'l ist rial course.* will be in
stalled and military training will be
111; ? *1 ?* compulsory
T't inert the fifvera! new features,
some ilirttipi.c j;i anil additions to tlie
faculty will lie ina'lc .Many of the
teachers will come from other States.
Kmiciiat Inn of Matron.
Miss Nannie ilHinmond. for the past
five year' matron of the Methodist Fe
male Orphanage in this city. lias re
signed to accept a position elsewhere.
\?lf? of Interest.
No estimate has vet been given out
of the loss by the burning of the caus
tic soda warehouse Saturday evening
at the Dti font pti'ilt.
St epli ?vi Maviranian. an Albanian
*.vas marled in the cpy jail to-day
"i Miss Susie lii ll. of Philadelphia. by
Rev. A. II. I.ove The bridegrooin was
a prisoner i:i the jail.
The Petersburg I'hapter of the Red
? 'toys has undertaken a new branrh of
<v orl. that of mending and repairing
the garments of the soldiers at Carnu
l.ee The chapter has received l.OOo
garments to be mended. They are clean
and ?anitary. and the work i? urgent.
Reginnmg on Tuesday, tea will he
?yved ev.tv afternoon at the Army
Women's- ?'lub to which the women of
Petersburg as \\.:i as the army women
?<r! c.viteU Although in operation
only fot a short time, ihe club has
done excellent work.
The girls of the V. W. A. have
w'ell-orjia is Ik* d business and commer
cial clubs a K.nden club, a patriotic
league and other societies, and all of
liu m are busy at work.
\> III Report on fieneril Atmospheric
I onditlon* an Aid in Planning;
\ nrliiun Attacks.
ber .?The first class of weather ob
server? ever trained for United States
Army is preparing to leave shortly for
Krancf. where the members will report
oil jeneul weather and atmospheric*
conditions as an aid in planning gas.
art.llery, airplane and various other at
Kxperts who have pushed the 30f> or
n.ore students through the intensive
course of instruction at the Agricul
tural and Mechanical College of Texas,
declared that the men now are capable
of determining the state of weather for
a d stance of twelve miles above the
It is the plan of the War Depart
ment to train l.O'^O men at the college
which is the only school of general
meteorology in the country, and this
will necessitate two more courses in
shifts of n:i,-> students because of limited
facilii ies.
only college men are fitted to take up
the work, and the first class includes
professors, mineralogists, engineers and
other technical experts. Dr. Oliver U.
Kassig. of the United States Weather
P.ureau and Johns Hopkins University.
Baltimore, is chief instructor.
ftermnnn Have More Potatoes.
[By Associated Press 1
f'OPRNHAGKN. September 2.?An of
ficial German crop report estimates the
yield this year at from 10 to 15 per
cent above that of lfllT. The area
planted in early potatoes was r. fifth
greater than in 1017 and that in late
potatoes also showed an increase.
Tlmt meant room will pay the tnxes
on yoilr limine. A Tinies-Dlspateh
Want Ad will rent it to n good tenant.
The n?w kind of calomel, known as I
I'aloiabs. retains all of the good medic
inal virtues of the old style calomel,
yet is entirely purified from all of tho ;
nauseating, disagreeable and danger- !
ous qualities. You can. therefore, eat. |
what you please and go where you
please, with no loss of time from your
one Calotab at bedtime, with a swal
low of water?that's all. Next morn
ing yon awake feeling tine, your liver i
cleansed, your system purified and |
with hearty appetite for breakfast.
Cnlotabs are sold only in original,
sealed packages, price thirty-five I
cents. Your druggist recommends I
them and will refund your money if '
v on are not delighted.?Ad v.
Montague Mfg. Co., I.}
Ten (Hi qnd Main StaH Richmond, Va. I |
Lieutenant Convicted by General
Court of Absenting IlimsHf From
Station While ?>?> Duty.
-wenty-Hve Huiulred Virginians \\ il ^
ISegin Arriving To-l>ny I'eter?
burg Member ?f Eightieth Divisim
Attends OQUers' Training School.
I Special to The Times-Dispatch I
on the rifle range the n., .iM? ,.x.
Instruction in ilrtng. bu*- w l!,V|ito an.l
r.ptlon only necessary a,,u
fatigue duty was |iortoriiio<l.
Athletics fottmd the ^r,"V..1 .,1 ill
rnent of the .lay. On ev ?ry drl,11 IHeb1
at one hour or anothei ther s
tercompany ami iiiterunit k ??
The ?'ani|? I vaM11V ">1 ^ '*
rciounin'ii a* on>- of th? h ? .,
m-'iit teams in the countrj. st n.
.lay at Norfolk playlnc a naxal team
There was a series of ,M'X i.-.t
between negroes from the ne?t > ,
t a lion of the mfaii'try replacement and
training -ami, anil -''-'''VHo Iart.-r
ne?ro labor battalion of the quart, r
master corps. There '
rooting by each battalion. I- lei.I 1
wore also participated in . '' f',^'nr1^ f
1 Ions of th.- cantonment, l hous.inds j t
t \w m<kn were in !,et??rsbur^ / ...
Uiu't*were" held ,n the
\2%? wiiire"mc/^?f r ft?
replacement an.I training ca in p.. has
been confined to the camp foi three
months and will forfeit $3? per month
"f ills salatv during .that Hm , l?
addition ?. the foregoing ^
audition me
. n.ral court that tried n.m
ordered that he also oflicinl"y be te
I > 1 iinand'-d This reprimand w 11 be
given by the commanding othe r of t n ,
replacement camp . f?_.
l.leuterant Seltzer. who f ? om
Toledo. Ohio, according to the evidence
it his trial, was absent from his
oroper place on the night of July M
from 10 o'clock at night until 1
./.lock in the morning
This is the fourth officer at tnii .amp
who has been convicted by a S" ne .a
court one of these was contined to
? he camp for three months, two were
ordered by the general court to he
.! 1?1 r. i s s e ij f: 0:11 the service Hoy r
j.re.'identia! review saved on. of the
men ft dismissal from service ,/u
tenant ? Ira 111 K. Both, for conduc. uin
l.ecomii.i! J" ofllcer and gentleman, was
sentence.| to six months at hard !a bor
and dismissal from the service. I his
i? being served at 1-ort Jay N / >?_?
Private l.awren.e B. Beach. <0. Con -
nelisville. Pa has bee,, sentenced to six
months at hard labor for beha\ing d
respe. tfullv towards I-irst li eutenant
Mitton I. Meintzleman He als'* f;4>l'd
to obey a law ful command IRSU' d b\
Sergeant John I :ugenede* I he gen
eral court that tried htm sentenced hint
o dishonorable discharge and one
rear at hard labor On account of his
"limited military experience, his i?noi -
?n n.e of militarv law and on "*"5rr|
rnendation of the court I',l!" s 1 1
was reduced to six months by Brigadiei
I'lMieral lledekin.
faptain Charles fea'on I-.eniing r -
ported to camp to-day. where he will
be assistant to the camp lUdge-ad
vocate <".i plain Fleming is from
Jacksonville. Fla.
Twenty-live hundred \ irginian are
included in *.475 white men who will
arrive at camp in a llve-dav period,
beginning to-morrow. In addlit .on to
the Virginians, there ate V00O West
Vlr-lnians. r.tlrt from the District o.
Columbia. and 4". from North < aro
lina This is the first time that men
from that State have ev.er been Tor
warded to the camp.
When this movement is completed
there will have arrived at Camp l.e?
in a pe-iod of two weeks mote than
^o.non new drafted men.
"This is the largest movement 01
troops into this camp in so short a
period since it was established.
Private I. K. Bailey, who is on
iltitv at the information bureau at
camp headquarters was marnw on
Kridiiv evening to Miss Susie Wilkin
son of Surrv County. The ceremoti>
performed by rtev. J. B Winn at
his home in Petersburg
Information received from France
Indicates that certain members 01 the
Kightieth Pivision. who have th?
proper qualifications, are attending of
1' or trainin?T ?rboo!s in that co'.intr>.
Among those who arc attending the
school in Fiance is .1. Tvler l-.llis. of
Petersburg. F.llis. who is a membet
r.' the Three Hundred and Fifth l-.il*,!
n'eers is a grandson of forme: Presi
dent John Tyler. He went to r ranee
as a private.
The civilians who are to attend
the r.ext class that is to he inaugurated
?t the cent? al officers' training schoo.
have been notified to report at camp
on September 10. This is a few days
in advance of the date originally set.
This change was necessary in or"?
that the men might be in the arm* of
the 1'nited States prior to the next
registration day on September 1-. A"
of the civilians will enlist in the ser\ ice
for the period of war. and in event tlie\
fail successfully to complete the course,
will remain in the service as privates
More than 1.000 men are now actu
allv encased in the construction of th?
new building for the central oflirers
training school This work is beui^
dore hv the John T. Wilson Company,
o' Kic'nmond. Ft lr expee'ed that the
force .vill he steadily increased until
men are employed.
Norfolk M?n Wonndfii.
OT T \ W A. September C?F. R
Voakes. of Norfolk. Va . has been
wounded w.th the Canadian army 111
France, according to to-days cassualtj
Absolutely Removes
Indigestion. Druggists
refund money if it fails. 25o
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order for tuning your piano so
that you will get full eujoyment
in the fall season soon to come.
Our staff of tuners know their
business and do their work in ac
cordance with Moses' standards.
Charges very reasonable.
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Oldest Music House in Va. & N. C.
103 Eu.st Broad Street.
The Weather
(F'urnUhed b.? C. S. H'rnlhrr n>ir?au.l
(Kctlrral Summer Time t'ird.)
I'orfcnul J \ i r c I n 11?
(^0 ?Pnrtly clfMlii? T?ie?
r /; any. ??i
' wy' /i/ portion, n 1 I c b t 1 ?
?v ? p m r p interior:
\> rdiiPHtlny *bower?.
North Carolina?
l-'nlr phkI. ihowfP*
Tueadii}" ?r TiiPHdny
iiIrIiC nMl portion;
WrilnfMlti; ?ho?r?*.
I.oral 1>mprrnliirr \ rslrrdiiT,
II* noon temperature ~S
.'! P. M, temperature 5"
X |? M. temperature 7:t
Maximum temperature to S P M 8i
.Minimum temperature to 8 P M. /i
Mean temperature yesterday. TO
' Normal temperature for this* dale Tt
I ?efiei?>n< y yesterday _t
t*eticiency since .March 1 77
Deficiency since January I -9?
I.oeal Italnfnll.
Rainfall last twenty-lour hours..None
I'Imws since March 1 til
Kxcess since January 1 l.?7
l.ocnl OI?*ervntlon? ni 's P._ ,>l.
Temporal lire, 7::; humidity. .">7: n inii_
direction. southeast; wind, velocity. 7
mile? Weather, dear.
Place S P. M High. I.ow. Weather.
Asheviile "2 7s ??? p. cloudy
Atlanta SO K1 ?>< P. cloudy
Atlantic City . 7^ 7K tij Clear
Boston ?>'? 7 1 K" Clear
Buffalo . 7H SO K>? ?'loudy
Charleston ... 78 8 7 1 cloudy
< "liicago (ts fiK ij?* < "loudy
Denver .~>S ?">?? Cloudy
';ulvest'm ... M 88 Kj P. cloudy
llatteras .... 7- "S 70 Clear
Havr?* 8- B- '0 p. cloudy
Jacksonville 8- 8* 7'J Clear
Kansas <"ity... ?0 V_' HI <'l'-ar
Montgomery .. 8J 8'1 I'. cloudy
Xuw Orleans. So i*li 78 t'loudy
New York ttS 7?> ?>U Clear
Norfolk 71 8'J lis Cleat
Oklahoma ....88 !'J Cloudy
Pittsburgh ... 78 8J .">? i'loudy
Kaleigh 78 8"J CO Clear
St. 1-ouis 7t 74 H.' Clear
San Francisco. ."-8 fi.' "><> Cloudy
Savannah .... 80 81 7'J Cloudy
Tampa S<> !?- 7"J Cloudy
Washington .. 7t SJ ."18 P. cloudy
Wytheville ... 70 7 1 00 P. cloudy
.September ! f? J S.
Sun rises 6:12 Morning ...... 1:0o
Sun sets 7 :."7 livening t '.'1
Waal to lie Member* of Parliament,
Maclalralra, Juror*. Solicitor*,
( onatahlrn and Kavoji,
I.OXOON, September 2?To the ques
tion. "What will wown want next'.'"
the National Up ion of Women's Suf
frage Societies has given a reply in
? tl.e r manifesto of reconstruction
Among the concessions asked for ale:
IVoni'-n members of Parliament.
Women envoys at the international
reconstruction congress afler the war.
British nationality to be letained on
marriage witli aliens.
?Women magistrate.. and jurymen.
Women solicitors and barristers.
Hig-iier posts for women in govern
ment oflices.
Women to 1>" police constables.
Women teachers paid bame mo:ie> as
State maintenance fo- widowed
mi thers with dependent children.
Kquai guardianship rights for fath
ers and mothers.
Kquul moral standard
Itrifinli fiOTfrnnifnl Pat to Connlrferahle
Trouble to Prevent Their Circu
lation?O* No Value.
LONDON, September '2.? An echo of a
recent torpedoing of a steamship bound
for India is the coming ashore on the
south coast of Kngland of many bank
notes of India, anil the .British govern
ment is being put to considerable trou
ble in preventing the circulation of the
salvaged notes. A notice appears on ttie
lirst page of the Times that "certain 1
rtipee. 5-rupee and 10 rupee notc3 of
the government of India intended to be
put iiiio circulation in India are being
washed ashore on the south coast of
Kitjiand The notes have not yet been
issued as required by law. They are
of no value a- notes, and will not be
paid or honored by the government of
India. Their import into India by post
or otherwise will be prevented by the
government of Indta who have full par
To Iiiit or aril, exchange or trade.
Tiiiiea-Uiapateh Wait Ada are the
iinleMmen efficient.
Veterans of Franco- Prussian War
Gather at Town llalls to ,
Ho view Theni.
Ha venous Officers, I.ed 011 by Daz
y.ling Smile, Swamp Little <_'jtft\
but Mademoiselle Stay* 111(1?Fea
tures of Alpine Warfare.
witit tiib amkhh.'ax a p. my in
KRAXfK. September -? Flying rail
ways. mountain tunnels, trains of pack
mules?all the features of Alpin war-;
fare?are being encountered by Amer-'
jean troops now fighting in Alsace.
font ingents that entered the line in
June west and northwest of (Jebweiler
found even higher peaks and ridges
than their comrades fighting to the'
south, east of Helfort, or those in the
front line on their left. At some points
they marched toward the line through
dimly lit tunnels. At others the in
?antry made short ruts by hikes across
low hills, thus avoiding long roads that
corkscrewed about the mountains.
The flying railways are bringiug sup
plies throughout the day to our troop*
it) positions dilllcult of access by roads.
High above the roads and valleys bas
kets suspended by heavy cables are
running to and from positions on the
peaks, receiving fresh loads from sup
ply stations far in the rear and hurry
ing them to the front.
In these Alsatian villages, where the
younger generation, barred from re
ceiving Instruction in French by the
German authorities, still carry on
much of their business in the boche
tongue. "l.e Ameri?:ins" received the
same warm reception that characterized
their appearance in other parts of
France. Wrinkled old Alsatians, some
of them wearing proudly French service
ribbons of the Fran o-I'russian War,
gathered at the town halls to review
the boys in khaki. Old women waved
tiny American flags from upper story
windows, and the Alsatian kidj were'
there by the thousands.
Within twenty-four hours after the,
first Americans arrived in one princi
pal town popular American magames
appeared on sale at the tobacco shop
alongr-ide a stack of Anglo-French die-'
tionaries. The first sale of a dictionary
was to Charley Klein, the astute pro
prietor of one of the three cafes in
this particular village. Within lifteen
minutes Charley had found the words
lie wanted, and promptly hung out a
sign draped by an American flag:
"Americans?Tou to Be Welcome."
Hut the old cafe proprietor had com
petition from a new and unexpected
source?and the kind of competition
he couldn't meet. Mademoiselle lionise,
who runs the cafe down the street next'
the movie show, inav not be the
prettiest girl in all Alsace, but she
could give many an American stage,
beauty quite a run. And all she had j
to do was just to stand outside her'
little cafe as the Americana went by
and smile.
Of some fifty officers who found
themselves hungry in this little vil
lage at-noontime, forty-eight tried to
get into mademoiselle's cafe. There
wasn't room for all, and the late
comers went away, disappointed, to
eat with Charley. The others crowded
around the tables with their red oil
cloth tops to wait for food and one
more look at pretty mademoiselle.
They got the food all right, well
browned pork chops and sauerkraut j
and mashed potatoes. But ntademoi- I
1 selle's great-aunt, sixty years if she j
was a day, served it. Mademoiselle !
, didn't reappear. Successive units ap
; peared in the town on successive days
and had the same experience with the
, attractive Louise. They came to the
conclusion that mademoiselle was only
tho bait.
Infant Should \ot Tte Fed Whisky ?r
Allowed to Play Am one
ST. liOUIf. September 3.?Among
the baby don'ts given by Dr. John
Zahorsky, children's specialist, are:
"Don't feet the baby or small child
ice cream unless it is made at home
or sterilized cream."
"Don't let the baby play or sleep
in a wa.sp-in-fested place."
"Don't feed the baby whisky mix
' "Don't let your baby be fondled by
relatives and doting friends. Keep
i the baby isolated."
"Don't fear draughts for the baby. '
We have electric fans for theni now.
and they wear sensible thin clothing."
first for
skin troubles
Deiay in the /Vo/S/v treatment
of skin troubles is dangerous.
Every da?* spent in trying un
proved remedies may only let
the disorder spread and becomo
more and more deeply seated.
The vakie of R esinol Ointment
it known. For over twenty
yeartitbxs been used as a sooth
ing, healing remedy for the skin.
If applied in time, it usually
checks the itching and reduces
the eruption right awav. But
eren in stubborn, long-standing
cases, it is surprising, how
quickly this gentle, yet effective
ointment brings results.
All drsgfuta Rcsaoi Oiatateat.
Affmw/ith tmJer facti f'.nti the r.vl
imHur ?f Rni**i Skmvinf
/why HrtAiHt.
Doing, Business as
Fire Confined to
Howell Bros.
602 E. Broad Street.
Hrlli?li Stentner H*rrlrk C.orn llnnn SOO
Mll?* Off l-'reneh Count,
Wfil Ixill ml.
f By Associated J'rc.'s '
tcmliei ?The British steamer Escrick,
I i*>l tons, hound from Bordeaux to
Montreal. was torpedoed on the night
? f August I (i. when about 500 miles off
the French roast. Thirteen survivors
of i lu- cm* of thiriy-seveii have ar
rived hero on an o.l tanker, which
p'rked th^m it|>.
An engineer and two firemen are be
lieved to iiave been killed when the
torpedo struck the engine room. Two
lifeboats. containing the remainder of
tlio crew, including the captain, are
missing. but tlie survivors believe they
dad a good chance of bein^ picked up
by another vessel.
stii.Ii making nsnKRME\
ST. JOHNS. N. V.. September *_'.?
T wenty men from the fishing schooner"
Klsie Porter, r>f Lunenburg. N. S.. and
live from the schooner Potentate, of I,a
Have. N. S., landed here to-day. report
ing that their vessels wer* sunk bv a
Oerman submarine last Friday. The
captain of the Porter was held a pris- '
oner on the submarine.
Praeticnll.r \ 11 Ivncliali Aerodrome*
Have Football and Crleket Field*
Afar at Hand.
ENGLAND, September II.?Life on ac-'
live service with air force in < treat
Britain is made up of a happy mixture
of work and recreation which keep the
American pilot* in good health and
spirits?both essential qualities for
real success in the air.
There is usually time for indulging
in many kinds of field .spoil, and the
opportunity is seldom missed. Ameri
can and British pilots always mix in
their sports as in their work and there 1
is much friendly rivalry.
Practically all British aerodromes
have their football and cricket fields,!
kept in tirst-class conditions by the in- 1
dustry of officers and men in their
spare time. The Americans have added i
baseball fields, and spirited contests
between squadrons take place frequent- j
ly. together with occasional more pre
tentious contests between the local
squadrons and visitors from camps a
few miles distant.
During the fine English summer ten
nis is a great same at the aerodromes
played both on hard and grass courts.
The English are taking up baseball
gradually, but it will he a long time
before they are proficient enough to
compete with the Americans and Ca
Field sports offer the best opportuni
ties for international rivalry.
When outdoor games are impossible
owing to the weather, there are. the
varied diversions of the mess to fa.ll
back upon. Playing cards and billiards
are popular, and ping-pong has been re
vived. There is always a grnmuphone
with a plentiful store of records. No
mess is complete without a. piano, nnil
many pleasant evenings are spent
around it. Concerts are given periodi
cally. and invitations to these concerts
are usually extended to the men of
nearby squadrons.
fioropera (iiirn nooning Welcome.
I By Anaoi'lutcd Pre.**.)
DERBY. ENG.. September 2.?Samuel
Oompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor. met with a rous
ing reception this morning when he ar
rived at Central Mall for the annual
Trades I'nion Congress. It was not
only a jubilee, but by far the most rep
resentative congress ever held by mem
bers of the British Labor party, up
winds of S00 delegates being present.
Shortage of Teachers Forccs Post
ponement of Hish School Open*
i?K ?'> Amherst. County.
Selioonci* Torpedoed by Ccrman Su!>
marine Oil' Virginia Capes Towed
Across Chesapeake Bay to Rappa
hannock River to lie Righted.
2.? In the Rappahannock River, near
Irvington. Just oft the mouth of Car
ter's ('reck, a big now four-masted
?schooner is lyint; bottom upwards. The
schooner was en route froiri Boston
lo Norfolk for coal. When oft the Vir
ginia Capes she bccamc the victim 9?
a Cerman U-boat. A revenue cutter
later discovered the ship and towed her
to a point off WAclupraeue, Accomac
County. The wrecking tiiR. Rescue, ot
Norfolk, under contract, towed the ves
sel across Chesapeake Ray a^id into the
Rappahannock Klver, where the work
of righting her and putting her in sail
ing order is in progress. It is said
when the vessel sank after being tor-,
pedoed. the masts si i*c.k in the bottom'
of the ocean and dynamite had to be
used to raise her.
I.nthernn Convention.
I.VNCHBUKO. VA? September 2.?
The sevfinty-seven'.b annual convention
of t'ne I.utheran Synod of Southwestern
Virginia met at the Lutheran church
here this evening. The synod adjourns
tvitli the Friday evening service.
School Opening Deferred.
LYNCHBURG, VA.. September 2.-.
Because of the inability of the school'
board to procure teachers the opening
of the Bellvue and Pleasant View High
Schools, in Amherst County, has been
deferred. The school authorities hope'.'
however, lo be able to procure teachcrs
to open the two schools late in Sep
tember. ?*?
Sunday Tobarro Selllnc Barred. ?
PANVII.LK, VA.. September J.?
Farmers who are found bringing their
tobacco into Danville on Sunday wilt,
in the future, bo summoned to court,
and asked to explain a violation of the.
State Sabbath observance law.
Chief of Police Bell said to-day that
he bad given instructions to his offi
cers to do thi<5 Marling with next Snn?
day. In years zone by this has been
tolerated, but with the arrival of thre?:
automobile loads of tobacco yesterday,
the chief decided lo lay down the law.
Not lone ago the Dunville Tobacco As-'
| social ion adopted a regulation, order
| ing all warehouse? to remain closed on
Death of William C. Walton.
DANVIM-.ro. VA.. September 2.?VTil--;
li.irn rj. Walton, a prominent farmer,"'
living at Sutherlin. died at 6 o'clock'
tnis morning from neuritis after ah1
illness lasting six months. He was-.
stxty-Jive yea.rs of ago. and for martf
years had been a suc.c.e.ssful farmer. He'
is survived by his wife, nee Clarke, an.i
rine children, who live in the county.^
The funeral will bo from Rock Springs
Church to-moMow afternoon.
IIiKh-etann help nre conntint reader*'
?f {-he high-grade Help Wanted Ada tn
The Timea-Dlnpatch. Von can use'*
them with profit. '?>? ?
Calomel Loses You a Day's Work!
Take Dodson's Liver Tone Instead
Read my guarantee! If bilious, constipated or head-1
achy you need not take nasty, sickening, danger
ous calomel to get straightened up.
Kvery druggist in 'orr.?your drup
gist and everybody'* druggist?has
noticed a great falling off In the sale
of calomel. They all give the same
reason. Dodson's Liver Tone Is tak
ing its place.
"Calomel in dangerous and people
know it. while Dodson's Liver Tone is
perfectly safe and gives better re
sults," said a prominent local drug-gist.
Dodson's Liver Tone is personally
guaranteed by every druggist who
.?ells it. A large bottle doesn't cost
very much, but if it fails to give easy
relief in every case of liver sluggish
ness and constipation, you have only
to ask for your money back.
Dodson's Liver Tone is a. pleasant
tastinc, purely vegetable remedy,
harmless to both children and adults.
Take a spoonful at nljjht and wake \Jp'
feelincr flne: no biliousness, sick head
ache, acid stomach or constipated
bowels. It doesn't cripe or cause .in^
convenience all the next day like vio
lent calomel. Take a dose of calomel
to-day and to-morrow you will feel
weak, sick and nauseated. Don't lose
a day's worlci Take- Dodson's Liver
Tone instead and feel fine, full Of
visor and ambition.?Adv.
Th* soft drink with the deticicras
taste of hops. At grocers', at
druggists', in fact at all places
where good drinks are sold.
LEMP Manufacturers ST. LOUIS
'?j Inc.,
10 S. K*nr(rrn(h .Htrcrt. Hlchmond. V?.
la every
Exchangeable) for
800 pairs just received. Bigger
variety and better than ever. Sizes
3 to 4V?. They are the 56.00 to
$10.00 styles; but, of course, our
price is only
Smart Shoes for Young Women.

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