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' ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOUSMt THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914.
. I UfanansiaWSIIgB ALL EUROPE IS COMPLAINTS SH RETIRED FIELD JDFFRE PLERSEOj : nrnroi Ji -am mm gave onELElNG kmateur urses marshal follows when miliiaRj DECISION GOES SMAUIIIC 10 FOR GOOD WORK DURIIIG IRE WAR 00 GREAT HARM IM OF KAISER MEOIL IS GWEII TO JACK TORRES MEET THOMAS AT Little Silver Badge Comes as Mark of Distinction1 Even to Commander, in, Chief, of Al lied Forces, French Alpine Troops Render Excellent Service to Army in Deep Snow of Vosges Region, Vast Underground Cities Are Sentimental Maidens Paw Aged Count Too Far Advanced in Years to Take Command but. Insists on Being With the Men, Built in Which Men on and off the Firing Line Seek Shelter From' the Enemy, Over Tommy Atkins to His Detriment, Declare Profes sionals, T OVER PIERSOli SOCORROTOrJIGH Outfights Kansas Citian, Who Stakes All on Haymaker Which He Is Unable to Put Over, Jack Toire Won tilt' decision over Charley Jicroii last night Ht the Cue ItiH Athletic I 1 1 after ten round, pleinin look all Torre had, trying to get in i-l'w l' offset Torn' advan tage In reach. Several time, he sue te di il, tuiiniiMTtiiir hia opponent with fnrty-twn-eentlmetcr wallopa when ho did, hut Die greater part of the. time Torre held him nt arm l ngth and whipped left and right to the fmo bard iind fast. Thn tenth wa a tiurrlcune of action. Phlm.ii started liy plodding straight into Torrt-H, needle of the rain of nJUWWAi-'i-- Thl noon began to tell on pieion and hi- lust Junt a little apeod. It waa Just that extra hit, how ever, that hud enabled him to duck under Toil en' blow before then. Tor re kept JumI In range and pounded I'l'-rum' face, Inflkting what muni have been terr'fle punishment, hut without dmwtriE a lgn o mifferlng from hl opponent. nly Diilon I'uo-lhl", l;frce Fred Wlnsor hud no alter native to ralaltiK Torre' glove. ThU he did. The decision wan popular with th crowd that rilled the gymna alum. I'nlll the third matter aloud fairly even. After feeling each other out al the Mart they stoppeu up clone and exchung 'd wallop lor several e,' otulH, hut without apparent ilnmiige to either, In the find round. Hoth wer wurliiiiii hard In the hiiond. In the third Plert.011' mouth waa bleeding after a mlx-up at clone quarter. In thl round Plcnton wa boring tu, Torn' steamy drive falling to "tup hi rushe. In tlim round aome spec tator thought they Hayed In cllnchi I too long and , cries of "Hrcuk 'em'," were heard. Klgbl After Uong. Torre hud the fourth, fifth "ml l-Isth, The fourth wa H aluagtng bee. Doth hit hard la the fifth hut Tin re tdtenei. In the Uth Torre clipped Plenum on the chin and Charley held It immovable while the Albuquerque wclte-rwt tght smashed him i aguln. Plenum' nose wa bleeding. Plcron mtughl Torre with a stiff left upper cut a the hell rang. Plerann allowed belter l 'Igl't't. )le waited In hi corner until Torre came ucrns the ling. Thl round wu another sliwglug match. Torre took several olld Jura to the hody without any outward indlcutlon thut they hurt. In the ninth o fierce wag the en Countor that they kept on after the gong. Timekeeper Charley Clay pull ed the coiil twice and then Hefcree Wliisor had to pull Hum npr.rt. The pace had not told on cither hoy UP to thla time to a marked! degree, thank to their conscientious training. Ill vers In fonU (liacx. Young Joe Hlvers wa Riven tho de. clalon over Manuel Ohave at the end of (he lx-rimnd preliminary. Ciilivi gave u clever exhibition, hill towards the nd Young Joe' hard hilling lie gun to count strongly In hi favor. Torre announced after the fight that he had signed with Louie New man u manager. Ill next fight will ho with Kddle JoIiiinoii or lo Kelly ill Denver. Among the IiowIerB HOW TIIKY KT.m W. n mi n U H in n 21 n 25 2B 2 28 SO Pet. ,r7 .1105 .533 .521 .457 .447 .417 .378 Wllard A. & A C. C, U. N. M llol.b 35 Koyala 21 iioeera il Colt ,.-.,;' Light Co 17 Hanta Fa .IS MCK PAIXAOIM) IS (.DI.VU AlTFlt 21-111)1 It UF.COItn Nlek Palladino, one of the high aioie bowpT and former record holder, believe the recently eatnb IlKhed twtnty-four-hoiir record can be beaten by Albuquerque bowler. With thl In view he challenge any and nil local bow lei n k- engage In a twenty-four-hour coiue.it with him. Provided Palladluo find an opponent or two thla undoubtedly will prove the. biggt'Hl event of the aenun in bowl ing circles In the l;ite. The present rot urd la 114 ':!?!' with an average of 175 pin. White and Wol-ti Man Ixil. Chlcigo, Dec So. Charlie White, of Chicago, and Freddie. Welsh, light weight champion, have been matched to light ten round In New York on January 23, according1 to word re ceived here tonight from White' manager. The mctsagcr aald the fight-i-rtt iiro to weigh in ut 1.15 pound at 3 o'clock on 4he day of the iiiiht. Jurir i;oncraU' lvrrltt. Ventura, Calif., lX'c. SO. Walter F. (I'olll Ptfrlit, pitcher for the L,w Angelca (emu of the Pacific Coaat league, waa held Idumeleaa here to day by a coroner' Jury, for the kill ing of Herbert Lsthrop, a guide. Per rltt shot Lathroji, Ihirklng him a mountain lion. t . . . , The winacr rf tbi Automobile Cn fet will b announced on the aireen tonight at the CryalaL eciAL dispatch t m6nin jounnalI Koeorro S. M.. Uee. 30. Al Fniiiul'llng, of Alhmiueniue, and Jai k Thom-T. of New tulean, will box ten round here tomorrow nlht. The. men will weigh In at 160 pound. Tin y hava made a favorable IwprvMdoii upon the fan in their training and conHlileruhhi IntereKt Iiiih been moused In the bout. Young Tingford, of Magdaleou, und I'.ny (iordon, of Kelly, will meet In the preliminary. Then hoy have fought twice prevlouly, draw ver dict bring given upon both occhmIoiih. Tho card will be held In the opera ho ii tt The curtain will go up Ht 9 o'clock. Carroll Itrookftil Manager. New York, Iec. 30. Richard T. Carroll, luHt eamin bunlneii manager of the lluffalo Federal Ictigun club, todny wa aptiolnted to mnceed John M. Ward u biiNlneiui manager of the llrooklyn Federal league club, It W"i aiinoumed by the club management. WAR MUST BE FOUGHT TO FINISH, SAYS SOCIALIST (AMM-iMleil Pre 1 'urrevpenilenee.) I.iiM'lon. l)vv. 15. "If IJelKium be permanently annexe. I to (iermuny, he will prove a new Ixirrulne, another and more truculent Finland." aald M. 10 in lie Vunilervelde, the llclglan no clallnt bnd labor leader, in an aildre here under the auttplce ot the woumi. d allien' relief committee. M, Van dervelde, who accepted a cabinet mill Intry at King Albert' requeHt at the outbreak of the war, gave the view of hi party a follow: "Kpeaklng a a oelallt, an antl natlonallHt a ml a paciflHt, I cormliler th!a war mum be fought to a flnleh, prerlaely becaiiHe I urn a Hoclallt, nn tintl-nutlonaltMt and a pacifist. "Why? IlecaiiHe HociallKin ha al wy reeognlied that a nation, when attacked, poxM-cne the right of leglti iiiato defeiiMe; becauni! Inlernatlonal lm make thn autonomy of nation a preliminary condition: becuiiHe the preaent wur I a war agulnat war, nn 1 wn nre not among thn paelflnl who are for peaco at any price." UNIVERSITY STUDENTS , ARE OFF TO THE WAR tAunrlalrit l'rrm ('ormpunaVBre.) Vienna, Dec. 5. Ia'Hh than one third of the iiaiial numlier nf atudenta were enrolled at the Unlveralty of Vi enna ut the beginning of tho present aemeater. The remaining two-thlrda have guno to the war. Tho women atudent, however, number MR, which I a much larger rcpreNentiitlon than usual, many of them coming from other univeraltle which are cloNcd on account of tho war. No lea than 70 per cent of the attl dent In the technical achool of th" University of Vienna have bIko gone to the war. The majority of thee are In the engineer and the automobile and flying eorp. REALTV TRANSFERS. Warranly I)iimI. hffle O'ltlelly, et al, to Ida F. V.Hl, 12.40 acre, Precinct 8, lia Caiide larluo, $1. ' I'Vauclwo Ijrlcgo y Monloya, et nl, to .lone Molina, piece land Precinct 1, Man .low. $1. Security Wareboiiae I, Co., to rl. T Caaper, pall of I. J, K. U bill., J. Maudell II. A- It. Add., fl. Amiiroalo Camlebiriii uiul wife i Juan Candelurlit, lot 1, 2, ,1, 4, 6, blk. 1., A. & P. Add., Jl. Abram l.ope ami wife to J. A. lur eia y Sanche. piece land In Precinct 5, l.ii llarclua, )t. J. A. (larcla y Munchc and w-lfe to HeatH A. de l.ope, piece liuul In Precinct J, sun Joe, $1, itarollta ttanchet de Pmllllu and liUK bund to Mereede f haven, piec0 land in lianilio de Alrisco, $;0. Clyde C, Noble and wife to J. II. lleindon, et n, piece luad, Precinct 1, Nun Jose, 1. TrtiNt IleotK Joae Molina, and wile to Joseph Vaio, Tr., 1.85 acre in Precinct 1, Kan June, $1&0. Aban Montoya, et at, to Jame 1.. llubbell. tr. Dlece In nil nreeinet I j eonalderutloit, J1.200. Martha J. Kondall to Fir.it Htate bank & Trust Co., Tr., lot 8, blk. ;i, C. W. I,ewla Add., 12, 844. Till. Harriet C, Aekernmn and huaband to U, o. Archuletta, tr. lota l!, 20, block 3, Sellers addition; conNldeia tlon, $1100. Wllmot II. Booth and wile to Firrt having Hunk Triwt Co., south 47-1-3 feet of lot 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, block 42, O. T.; conaideratlon, 3,000. SHIP CAT CUTS CAPERS WHEN FIRING BEGINS ( Akcirt1e4 lrriM ('rrrniontlent'.) London, Dec. 16. During the fight In which the armed liner Carnmnla aank the C.ermun commerce dentroyer Cajie Trafalgar, th" nhip'a eat on the Carmuula broke varkuia world' rec ord in aprlnta anil hluh Jump, write a member of the clew to friend iu London. "The old eat didn't seem to Unow what to make of it," ay the letter. "He wn on ordinary oeciiHion a luxy kind of a cat, and pent most of hi time hunting sunny corners for a lac p. Hut when tho firing commenced, he covered tho whole ahlp like a tre.k, from locale head to tern, on deck and below, trying to climb mata and scramble up the funnel, and every time a nun wa fired, ho would Jump up In the air u high a the top of the frelKht hooma. it wa aonie tl-ne after the fight beforo ha quieted clown to hia old habila. Hut we will mali b him aaalit any other rat In ha Uiirlil In hia i...ntiur I, InA nf nth. letic." (Awwtaled I'reM l'urrrMnilenee.) (leiievn, Tier. B. The French Al pine troop on akin have been given apechil mention for their work n scout In the deep now of the Vonge region. Many Chamonlx guide In theae regiment rover from thirty to forty mile a day without fatigue. Some of the men engaged In aetuul military operation clgnl thnuannd feet above the aea level, In the for eat of the Col du llonlioiniiie. The akl troopj, are provided with yellow glaaxen, n h prolonged expoure to the glare of the un it;.;lnrt trie anow Impair the vlalon. night the troop I me their kla a aupport for their liny aervlce tent. Kkla have been ued for mlllt.iry fiurpoxe in northern F.uropc for cen turlc, and In 1830 Norway began en forcing a requirement that practically every aoldler moat be equipped with ll'.oiii and able to ue them kilfully. In the Hwfow army, alo, moat of the men un excellent akler. In man euver, they have frequently covered thlrty-anven mile of rough Alpine tel. rltory In a day in full marching or der. On one oeraalon, a dlvlalnn of thla army made fifteen mile In one and a half hour. Including an urn put of nearly 6,000 feet. In Finland anme year ago a large body of thn llunnlun ekl aoldler, In full marching order, made MB mile In twenty-nine day. Several almllur achievement are re corded to the credit of the Iluaaian force In the Cauaaau. (lermaiiy and Auatrla alao, huve kl tioopM, although nothing haa been heard or them Ihu fur In the present war. EfJOFiMDUS DITCH AROUND PARIS IS NOW COMPLETED French Capital Now Lies in Center of an Entrenched Camp About Sixty Miles in Diameter, (Aih IhI.iI 'r'rui C'orrriipuiiitrar.) J'arl, Dec. 17. The army of exca vator who, early In Hcpleinher, be gan to dig Pari In when a Herman aiege wa threatened, have complet ed their work. The general confederation of work era alone aent 5,000 volunteer who provided their own dinging tool and were merely recompensed by a dully ration of food. ThoiiHimda of llclglan rerugeea hunted from their own land have alno naalated In the work. The city 'now Jle In tho center of an entrenched camp whoH diameter la about lxty. mile and whoae cir cumference l nearly 200 mile. Thl la Biirroundcd by row after row of tretichea thoroughly covered In with log and turf through which loop hole have been left for rifio fire. All of them communk'iito with each other and contain travcrac. bank of earth to prevent them being enfiladed by infantry or machine gun lire, tint be yond I hem are rifle pita and barbed wiro enlanglemeiila placed in all po alilona where an attack might orlgl imlii. Hill olher precaution have been taken In front of the advanced line of trenche by digging of deep ilitchca whoso existence la hidden by n light covering ot bianehea and turf, mak ing them Invisible , to approaching cavalry, infantry or artillery, and forming veritable trap Into which an attacking force might fall a prey to the defender' machine guns and ri fle. Approach by I'mlergixmiKl (liillcrlca. Tho approachc to the trenches from the rear consist of subterranean galleries which permit the relicfa to be 'made without an exposure, of the num. All along this front post of ob servation have been established, each of which Is constantly occupied by a-t least three men provided with pow erful Held glaaaea and In direct tele phonic communication with head quarter and with the artillery bat terie in the innyiediate vicinity. The emplacements of theae batterlea are known only to the headquarter stuff and to the mop who serve the guna, all of which are burled in the earth, only their musnle protruding. For the benefit of the gunner the ranges of all prominent otiject in the front have been measured. Behind the line of trenches run a light railroad line for the purpose of brlnglna up nmmunltUm and food and also, if necessary, reinforcement of men to any point which might tie menaced. Further provision for the conveyance of reinforcements la at hand In the large number of auto mobiles of all kinds which can make the Journey speedily from any one point to another, carrying groups of armed men. The existing fort atst'hU..'e been strengthened but now only nerve a supporting point and depot for largo bodie of troop resting from their trench duty. The Parisian delight In making Hunday trip t observe tho works In tended for hi defense and although he t nut permitted to learn many of the aecreta of the arrangement, he has been able to see sufficient to In pire him with confidence. The winner of the Automobile Con test will tm announced on the screen tonight at tne Crytal. (Amm-IiiImI 1'rrwi OorrrMnli"ine. llerlln, Dec, J4. Not aince the Pleistocene aga haa cave-dwelling been so universal a mode of life In "Europe a today. Altogether there are hundred of thousands of men, on and off tho firing; line who burrow for shelter from tho enemy's fire and tho weather's Inclemency thla winter. Vast underground iltlea have been built. In Callcla tint Associated Pre cor reapondent saw a hill which had five tier of cave. In rows of forty each. Thn entire establishment sheltered 2,500 men. And life in the earth dwellings is agreeuble, according t all accounts. Tho men In their letters, at hast, apeak of their caves with a much feeling ua they do of home. Though anow and rain beat down without, the wind howl, and great gun boom, the cava la always snug and warm, espe cially If It has been possible to gather enough atraw for the floor and bed, and usually safe. , Ufe la Agreeable. 80 agreeable 1 life in the cave, In fact, that the little humor contained In letters from soldiers at the front is nearly always connected with It, "I have been In till bombproof turnout for ten days," says the letter of a German army surgeon. "Toward the front not a holme or barn I Wandlng. There Is not a place In which we might stable our horse and inee our ambulance would be a fine target for the enemy's artillery, we have established uur first aid station In a roomy cave, ahout 120 feet from the firing line. Two passaged, cut deep In the earth, give accesa to the cave. In which there I room for about six wounded In addition to several persons of the sanitary service. Close 1 to our cave He the underground villa of the surgeons and the battalion commander und hla' adjutant, also the club, which ha been named The Thirsty Cave Dweller, "The tun In a liearl of an Institution, suited alike for summer and winter traffic, and recommended to people suffering from nerve, ennui, super culture and sickly esthetics. It l ulso an excellent cure for alcoholism. A physician i constantly In attend ance. Price are reasonable, and liv ing In tho club costa nothing except possihly your life. Tito interior equip ment und Ue'coralibb 'are Charming. You wrigglo through the narrow pas sago Into the restaurant, and then fall down two step, to, discover after ward that you aland upright In the dining room, which ha a floor area of ulaiut sixty square feet. Furniture I Hough, "A homemade tublo and two rough beiichea ura the furniture of the res taurant, tin the tablo atand two can dles In artistic holders fashioned from beotH. Tho walla are covered with 'expensive' hangings, and tho celling haa an old-fashlonud wainscoatlng, both outbreak of luxury having been made necessary by the effort of moles and worms to taste our soup, idrlnk our beer and wine, and make excursions down our backs between skin and clothing. I wil lsay that theso creatures uro greatly interested in the splendor wo have Htublished In thler midst." The letter then mentioned tho cIon ets in thei cave restaurant in which the supplies fire kept, refers to the carpet of straw oil tho floor, and speaks of a "Kclim" (oriental rug) bunging which separutea the restaur ant from the corridor, In another letter from tho front, a enptutn who Is laconic and terse, says of cave life: "We are as wet as young doga, as dirty as swine, hairy a monkeys, and keep aingbig with the enemy 320 feet away. Wo live In caves which are now and then destroyed by shells of the enemy. When that happens we crawl out like so many rabbits, and continue to live on pigs, atecra, heu.s, goulash and rice. We cut our hair stair-fashioned, write by light of can dle upon which we do trie cooking at the 'same time. We are now our own antediluvian ancestors, and glad ly anticipate a bayonet attack for the relief it give us through a change of air. Make a specialty of fighting Eng lish, Belgians, French. Indians and what not. Have earned the Jron cross and live for king ad fatherland." JACK TAR MUST DRESS LIKE TOMMY, ATKINS (AuMH'latrd I'reM Clrripntlae.) London, Dec. 18. Several thousand members of Minister Wlhstin Church. Ill's royal naval brigade, have been made to look like Thomaa Atkins, much to their disgust. . ' 1 ' The change was made to the army cut and olive drab uniform because of the fine target for the enemy that! the navy blue made during the de fense of Antwerp. Vet the change ia resented not only by the Jack tars, tenacious of custom, beyond any other class, but also by the, landsmen vol unteers, who have grown fond of their open-knocked Jumpers and flar ing hag trousers. . "All I can say is that If the kaiser Is reapcnslhle for thl.''. remarked an old stoker, grimmaclng at the reflec tion of his new 11 ai form In a piece of mirror, "then ho 1 a worse vtlllan than I thought he was when I was dodging "Jack Johnsons' in the trenches at Antwerp. It's no use; I've been a Bailor all my life, and I can't he turned Into a poker-backed 'swad dy at thl late day," . The cost I o little and the results are so quick and .aatlsfactory. Use journal want a as. (AMM'lated Trete Curmpooilrnrt.) London, lec. 10. "Too alck to bu nursed today," a placard, aaid to have been placed over the bedstead of a aoldler wounded In the 8outh African campaign, Is much needed In Ilritlsii hospitals now, according; to the na tional council of trained nurse, which ha sent to Lord Klteliwr a protest against tho employment of Incompe tent nurse. In acknowledgment of the resolution, the secretary of war asked the council to submit evident In support of its charges, and a im port on the matter i expected shortly. The professional trained miraes ure complaining thut young women of mean and social Influence, attracted by the sentimental side of nuraing at the, front, have stormed the hospitals and have In manjreascs obtained po sitions notwithstanding that they knew nothing of the work. "If Iird Kitchener had asked for 500,000 nure to enlist for service Instead of for DOO.000 men," aaid a trained nurse, "he would have had the number the next morning." , . Soldier 1 Sufferer. Kuch being the case, according- to the allegat'on of the nurses' councfl, the rush of amateur has pushed aside the competent greatly to the misfor tun of the wounded Tommy who has to submit to "fussing" and petting at the hands of pretty untrained girl, which, while sentiinentully appealing doe not go very far toward minister ing to hi real needs. , The agitation against the Incompe tent nurse wa raised early In the war, but only Just now have the organized nurse, numbering some six thousand, brought the matter officially to the attention of the war office. Lord Knutsford In a letter to the Time, rather humorously stated whut he considers the chief objection to some of the "untrained nurses' who huve got abroad. They would give less offense, he said, if They were not photographed so often; And would wear their uniforms more inoch.Htly; And would talk lens In public about their patients; And would be a little more humble -and less aggressive. PLAY PEEK-A-BOO Each Wanted a Little Straw to Make Living a Little More Pleasant in the Trenches; No Harm Done. (Amoclaled I'reM f'orrrapundVitre.) London, L)cc. 14. How Tommy At kins and a German soldier played peekaboo around a straw stack and ended by each peaceably leaving for his own trench with an armful of straw la related In a letter to hia fam ily by a member of n Lancaster regi ment, "At Arinenllere we stopped and dun trenches so close to the German lines," ho writes, "that one of their pntrola shouted in Knglish to a party of our transport bringing up rations, 'Here, you fools, you are going right into, the German trenches.' Cool During Im' Lulls. "When you are fighting, you gd nearly wild with rage. Hut during the lulls, you cool down and think about other things. Ho I thought I would go out Into the field and get some straw to mak myself comfortable. "I wa pulling out the straw on one ilde of the stack when I saw a Ger man soldier peeping around. I had left my gun behind. What If he would shoot me or take me prisoner? To see which way he was comln,? I peeped around again. He peeped, and we both Jumped back. Then I began to wonder whether he alao was un armed. The next time we saw each other, we both felt the chances were safe. So there we were, he on one side and I on the other, each pulling at the stack. Then we turned our backs on each other and each went to his trench with arms clasping a big bunch of straw. He Raid nothing, and 1 said nothing. If we had brought our guna. It would have been a question of. the best-man. " Hut,aa It was, it never occurred to us to settle It with our fists." . , STREET IN PARIS IS NAMED FOR KING ALBERT Axtuclutrd Pn-uft f orreiHtendenre.) Paris, Dee. 12. The latest honor proposed for King Albert of -Belgium Is to rechriaten the Avenue du Hois de l'oulogne "The Avenue Albert I." The significance arises from the fact that the Avenue du Bole de Hou iogue 1 the route by which all the sovereigns visiting Paris are conduct ed from the Hots station to their headquarter in the city. , Another proposition ha been dis cussed for gome time, but only in whispers for fear of the censor. It ha finally found Its way Into print In the Ceuvre. King Albert Is a great grand son of Louia Philippe, and, as such, is regarded by many admirers as having certain titles to the throne of France. 1 The Ceuvre In referring to the ques tion statea that a French engraver amused himself by Inscribing on a, few French sous "Albert 1, King of the F7c4 and of the Belgian." Al ready' tK.da the Ceuvre, "there are to bey people to cry 'That not d Idea,' " TOMMY AND HANS STACK (AuMM'latrd fre rnfrenpendeBrf.) llerlln, Dec. 10, Old Count Haeacl er, the retired field marshal, I play ing u unique role in this war. .Some twenty year ago, military men, both German and foreign, were accustomed to look to him as a leader of Ger many's armies in the event of a war, a he had acquired a greut reputation aa a strategist. lJut the war did not come In time to glvo lilni his greut opportunity. He had fought through three waVs against Denmark in 1804, aguinst Austria in 106 and iigaimit France in 1870, hut hn was then too young to attain high rank, and when the prewent war broke out he was too old to command an army. Though he was approaching his seventy-ninth year, he went to the kaiacr. It is said, and begged permission to accompany the troops into France, pleading hu morously that he had lost a rib there In 1870 which he wanted to find. HaeaeK-r got the kaiser' consent, and for week ho was following the Gcrmun armies, astonishing the sol diers with his utter contempt of dan ger. Ills former orderly, Arnold Itechberg. tells In a German monthly some Interesting stories about his dal ly life with the old field marshal. It haa repeatedly Occurred, says Itech berg, that the count has ridden In tho firing line of the infantry while mak ing an attack. The men weie ad vancing tnly by rushes and leaning low to the ground: hut Haeeler would ride calmly forward with hi attendant, the target of French rifles: and at times he was even fired upon by machine guns and cannon without being hit. In this way a superstitious tradition ha found foothold among the soldiers as to the old marshal be ing supernaturally bullet-proof. Indifferent to .Sniping. An incident Illustrating his cool daring, occurred in a certain buttle when he was approaching a village in which the natives were firing upon the Germans from their barred hous es. To the left and the right the German lines were advancing. Some body warned him not to ride through the village owing to the "sniping" go ing on there; but he -rode through without getting a scratch. Arrived at the farthei side he met a patrol un der a lieutenant coming back from a reconnaissance: "Comrade, I advise you not to ride through this village; the citizens are firing from their win dows, and you would be In danger." tin another occasion the old gen eral was watching from the edg'c of a wood a buttle in which tho Germans were trying to dislodge the French from a village which waa strongly oc cupied. After a time the firing from the village ceased, but it was still un certain whether the French had with drawn, so it waa decided' to send for ward a patrol. When the patrol rode Into tho village the first man it met wa Count Haeeler, accompanied by hi orderly and a French prisoner. He had anticipated the patrol on the guess that tho French had left. Hoth ho and the orderly were unarmed, bu when they saw a French soldier lin gering in the village, Haeselcr gal loped up to him and said in a threat ening tone: "You are my prisoner." Whereupon the Frenchman threw down his rifle, made a mllltay salute, and refilled: "Yes, my general." in anoiner mime lie sat under a walnut tree at the edge ot a village and watched the fighting with a group of officers around him. Sud denly 'a French shell dropped about HOO yards ahead of them, and a few minutes' later another only 100 yards short. An officer was calling llaesel er'a attention to this when a third shell fell only fifty yards away; "two more, gentlemen," remarked the old marshal, "und they w ill bit the old wal nut tree." As the party moved away another shell exploded still nearer, and a moment luter the walnut tree wan squarely bit. It was soon ascer tained that tho mayor of the village was in telephone communication with the French battery and wus directing Its fire. The story docs not tell what wa the fate of tho mayor. Despite hia great age the count still has a remarkable endurance. It la :iid that he has remained In the sad dle as much as fourteen hours a day in some parts of the present war. Ho is very abstemious in food and dllnU; he lives chiefly from milk and eggs, eating only a little meat; and ho drinks no alcohol whatever. FRENCH ARMY WELL SUPPLIED WITH FOOD (Amoclnted Trei( Cerrenpondeace.) Havre, Dec. Vi. "No matter how fierce the attack, tho man in in trenches are kept well nourished," writes a rrencn soldier. "Fresh meat, beans, lentils, dried peas or' rice, cheese or sardines. ureKeruen nr u ,.ui.- of chocolate, a half pint of. wine for eucn man, ana since tne cold weather set in. a 11 in of lirunriv in t,,t,un..r. , , .- ... uuuaiioil tu our coffee; that's our fare. Troops eiurencnea even witnin a hundred yards of the enemy receive the same, but as the company kitchens are two miles or more in the rear, the food is neariy irozen ny tne time we get it. "What we npprt In iho t,an..i,n. tui.. freezing weather, almost us much as the food itself, Is heat. One night our corporal came up to our squad and invited US to coma ints, hia ... ... ...vw ,1 rut 11 at midnight for a cup of hot coffee. ne nuqsnea at tne Joke. Yet we felt enough curiosity to go, "Taking an empty can of tinned beef, the cortioral iwnr,.ri im o grease and olive oil. He then dug a little hole in an esrthen l..il... h. hj excavated in the side of the trench. a in in noie ne piacea the lid of a Can. Thfl blllietK Uura lhn na.n from two cartridges and the powder emptied Into the lid. Our cook next put a match to the powder, -which flared uo. Doured i., 11, u -....., ture and placed a piece of rag in fie untune as a wick. Two bayonet cases were stuck into the earth aslunt and met above to serve as a crane for the tin bucket eontnlnlnir Iho r.nfTo i seemed slow work to us, but at last e urana our piping hot coffee, which tasted to us like nectar. "Since then, every man ha taken tO the fashion fit houtintr hi. , . ,, ' """ 'o iiieaia. The kitchen furnish us with the 6ienw. ana we live quite comfortably though the weather may be below freezing and Germnn cin. 1 cracking over our heads." AMwltM Fma Cnrretpaadrae.) Paris, Dee, . The at'sfaotlon with which General Joffre received the military medul recently shown that even he who might be regarded as having exhausted all of the offlelul honor that could be conferred on him. when he received the grand cros of the Legion of Honor, value the little silver medal quite as much ua the common soldier. To receive the military medal it 1 necessary to have been cited In dis patches, to have gone through four campaigns, to have been wounded In face of the unemy or to have accom plished some signal act of courage or devotion. Of late years the decoration of the I.eKlon of Honor has heen con sidered far more accessible. The mili tary medal is not exuttly u successor of the medal of the veterans Institut ed in 1881, but Its purpose i the same and the qualifications of the men upon whom It is conferred are In part the same. The Legion of Honor, a Honuparte conceived It and Instit.ued it, was In tended to recompense signal service in both peace and war, and Napoleon HI thought there should le a deco ration for military services distinct from an order like the Legion of Honor, which was accessible to ev eryone. Honor I Coveted. "It's not everyone who wills that shall wear this sign of honor," Na poleon said when tho Legion of Hon or wa established, and his first Inten tion clearly was to make It an Incen tive to his men and officers; he him self stated that the desire to obtain the, crosa grew so rapidly that it be came a species of fury, beginning with Austerlitz. For a long time it was only the theatrical profession that was excluded from the Legion of Honor. Napoleon himself estab. llshed a precedent of according the I decoration In recognition of import ant Industrial and commercial achievements by decorating a man who had built up an enormous Indus try In wall paper. "You compete so vigorously with the F.nglish with your wall paper." he said, "I think you should be assimilated with the brave officers of my army, for In your way you are accomplishing the same thing as they," Canrobert who commanded the Sixth army corps In 1870 is quoted : as saying to a young rifleman that he decorated with the military, medul on the Held of battle: "Now then, he Is equal to me." "With less stripes though," replied the decorated man. Just then both w-ere upset by a shock from the explosion of a shell. "You J see very well," said Canrobert when he had gotten to his feet and shaken titer dust from him, "that I vai right' in saying thut we were equals, for , you see that shell had the same effect upon both of us; give me your hand." Before the war of 1870, 58.000 sol diers had been decorated with the military medal, while during that war 15,000 new decorations were accord ed. Hefore the opening of the pres ent campaign there were about 60, 000 entitled to wear this decoration. Exceptional Case. Among recent Inscriptions for the military medal in the Journal Offl clel, the following exceptional cases are reported: Conducor Dcsbrus of the Fifty-seventh artillery, received twentv-foiir wounds from fragments of shells and had the right arm broken during the battle of the Aisne, September 21. Taken back to the base notwithstand ing his protestations, he said to the doctor who cared for him: "It's far better that It be me than the captain who was hit by that shell, for the captain is more useful to France than I." Dcsbrus died from his wound af ter receiving the military medal. Lieutenant Flag-bearer Carrere of the One Hundred and Thirty-eiuhth infantry, was present the 22nd of Au gust at tho moment when, under a terrible fire, several companies show ed hesitation to advance. But he d ployer1 the flag of the regiment and the cr V 'to the flag" succeeded In provokn a general assault of the entire line. , . TROOPS'TO BE CLAD IN COTTON KHAKI OVERALLS (.iNMirlatei! I'ri-KH CorrMtlMindriiee.) London, Dec. 15. Thousands of re cruits in the North of England Terri torial association will soon be wear ing suits of cotton khaki as overalls over the ordinary clothing until equipped with woolen uniforms for service. This is an experiment sanctioned by the war office, and if successful will be important to the Lancashire cot ton Industry, and ask (or the Gall M m 13 If in need of Good " Printing AT A FAIR PRICE Tte Job Department is pretty Way ttese days, trunk you but there is room for your work. JOB DEPARTMENT The Morning Journal JT'Y