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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
| yOLUME XXXXIV BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8. 1914 SPORTING SECTION NUMBER 186 . ■».. . ■. . — I Gaul and Teuton Battle In p Sky As Huge Armies Look On The writer of these notes, a highly placed officer in the French army, has been following the march of the allied army corps In various capacities, which have allowed him to witness and some times take part in the vast drama be ing played before the world in tlie beau tiful plains of tbe ^farne and throughout the fertile valleys extending northward through Picardy and into Flanders, soys a Paris special to the Washington Post. The officer tells of arWving in the bat tle line with dispatches and joining In the conversation with his Mends. “Suddenly."' he continues, "over our j heads the. '\Vbirr’ of a motor coming from | the north. About 1000 feet above our heads, flying slowly—what nerve’ - come? a Tan be. A bomb drops 80 yards from my oar in a newly plowed field. It dosen’t explode. The men all laugh, then shout. From the east a French monoplane at full speed hears straight for the German, sees him: up he goes 5000 feet. Up fol lows the Frenchman, climbing faster. Approach of the Frenchman “The French machine, a Farman, rises over the German.' We hear its quick firer quite plainly, but the German cir cles away, and for a quarter of an hunt 100,000 pairs of eyes follow the chase 6000 feet In the air. “With glasses one can see the Germans standing out of their trenches, and not a single Frenchman thinks of firing a ■hot at the exposed enemy. “Again the German allows himself to be approa< bed. and t he quick-firers crack again. The Frenchman lurches, blips on one wing, falls a few hundred feet, straightens up. and climbs again. The French troops around me go wild, em brace eacn other—dance, shout. Then a Jong silence. The whirr of motors cannot be heard, but sound of the shots comes to us plainly. “The Frenchman is above the German, and firing nearly perpendicularly. A captain orders us to get under cover, the bullets from our man above being just as dangerous for us as for the Ger man. No out pays any attention. Down Drop* the German “The quick-firers rattle still faster, and suddenly the German seems to shudder, stands still, and begins to drop, circling in spirals, tail in the air. IJe strikes SCW yards away, in h marshy land. “In spite of shouted orders, a thousand men rush to the spot. I am in water up to my ankles. The machine is a wreck. The morotr is half buried in the mud. The wings are smashed. A few yards away Ik the pilot, dead, his head so buried into ' his shoulders that only his eyes, wide; open, are visible. "Under the motor, which has caught j l i e. the body of the "observer" lies, caught by the legs. The heat is so in- j tense we cannot approach. The man's j bands, white and soft, they seemed to me. he is evidently a young officer, shake in the air convulsively, then grip the ground around him in an effort to re lease his legs. His eyes turn toward us. but we are helpless. The hands move agaiu once or twice and the suffering ends. Honored by Their General “Ten minutes after an automobile rolls up to the edge of the marsh. The general and staff commanding the army corps hav»* followed the duel and come to see tlie loser. Then come two young soldiers, privates. The general em braces both. They are the victors who had landed after their rival had dropped. "‘You have just earned the Legion of Honor.’ Bays the general to the avia tors. ‘You’ll get it; count on me.'” The officer tells of the German guns then turning loose, and the French re plying. he continues; "The Germans, driven from their po sitions. were far away, leaving to us the care of their wounded and the burial of their dead. "Seventy Corpses were lying within a radius <lAp TOO feet. Not 20 had been wounded. The rest, face to the ground, were intact. No blood, no torn limb3 Their guns were in their hands. They had not suffered. The faces were calm. The very force of the explosion—the atmospheric disturbance alone—had killed them." Shell Petrifies the Bavarians He tells of three-inch French shells entering a house In which some Bavar ians were quartered, and adds; "In one of the rooms downstairs were seven bodies, officers and orderlies. Not a single one was wounded. Some "‘ere sitting at the table, thrice were on the floor. On the table, glasses and bottles were intact. One of the officers still had in bis band a cigar stub, and the men on the floor ■were holding the guns which they were cleaning when death surprised them." Telling of the terrific slaughter at Lille, the officer continues: "Night fell, dark and startling. The lanterns from my car throw a ghastlv light upon a shapeless heap in the ditch at my feet. “Five men. Zouaves, are lying togeth er. Their limbs mingle in odd positions. Two lie on top of three others, four are dead. One has both legs shot off below the knees. From the bottom of the heap again comes the cry: ‘Here, here; hurry, for God’s sake!’ Boy Proves a “Southpaw” "Gently I remove the dead and drag from the pile of that now useless mass of martyred flesh and bones a young ster about 20 years old. ITe is not badlv hurt. Three bullets in the thigh and one in the arm. Flesh wounds, all of them. But he had fainted, and upon recov ering his senses found bodies piled above him, and had been weak from loss of blood, unable to move. He had been there for six hours. "An ambulance came up. I take the identification medals from the four dead men and give them to the nurse The parents will at least know where and when their sons have fallen. ‘‘My wounded youngster is laid ten derly in the ambulance. 'Another is al ready there. ‘‘‘Where are you hit?’ my man is asked. ** ‘In the arm,’ he replies. '“Which one?’ " ‘The right.’ *‘‘That’s hell!’ ejaculates the sur geon. “ ‘I don’t care; I’m left-handed,’ re turns the plucky youngster. Germans Burn Their Dead "In the distance flames flare in dif ferent spots, bringing out vividly a background of fir trees. The fires are equally distant. The Germans have no time to burv their dead. Thej' are burn ing them. The bodies, gathered in piles of eight, laid across each other like tree trunks, are sprinkled with petrol eum and gunpowder.” Use “Gets-It,” Corns Shrivel, Vanish! It'* the New Way, and You'll Forget You Ever Had Corns "2 drops put on In 2 seconds, corn Shrivels, comes clean off:" That’s th» marvelous story of GETS-IT,’ the new-plari corn cure. Nothin* can be simpler for the cure of corns—and it I I rtuvsr falls. That's why millions of people are using "GETS-IT" today and throwing away their fussy plasters, sticky tape, toe-eating salves amd "wrapping outfits" that make a bundle around the toe and choke it into pain hy pressing either on or around the corn. 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Trial treatment sent free 1 , DR THOMAS (. QREEN . tu-eater «• Dr. H. H. urean's Sena , r MO Auttail BM».. Baa K. Atlanta, Bl. ( „YSLS 1 ] • • --TV? ■.uF'ieWJr- ~ r . I / - _ , j _ * . ■ . . . ■ 1 1 1UUD A.l lliTIDun Belated Exercise of Intelligence in Dealing With a Serious Problem Summer in the high mountains Is short and cold, with a growing season ut the north hardly more than three months, from June to September, says the Review of Reviews. Therefore, it Lukes a young spruce tree at 3000 feet Novation 126 years to become six nches in diameter, and another century lo become 12 inches through. • Surely fhese mountain trees have a hard time, fha excessive setback that follows nountain fires is seldom appreciated ft is needful to preserve not only the 'ores', on the mountain, but also the and itself. Nothing protects the soil Tom the effects of severe storms and rust except the foreHt. In New llamp liiire the state and federal governments ire co-operating successfully to con do] forest fires. No serious fires have iccurrc-d in the last two years. Ef ficient fire protection follows govern nent ownership everywhere at the >outil. The conditions described are charac erittlc In greater or less degree of all nountains. Hitherto in America we Save exercised for the most part the fame intelligence that has caused the nountains in China and In parts of loutliern Europe to become such dan jerous agencies of flood, but with the following differences. In modern log ling operations expert methods of ex ploitation are used, which makes mod mil degeneration far more rapid than ;hat which has taken place before. The iklllful Yankee mind has organized de struction. During the last decade the whole aspect of certain parts of the tVhite mountains has changed for the worse, permanently. The hearing of his condition upon the future timber i supply is not pleasant to contemplate. I The mountains are naturally forest i muntry, capable of producing forever I i crop of material highly important to I nankind. The capacity to produce j ihould not he ruined nor seriously im- I lairtfi hy one generation of men. The 'opulatjon of the 1’nlted States Is In- i measing at the rate of more than a ( ulllion a year. Experts report that we are using up the timber supply in his country three or more times as fast s it grows. The cost of nearly every - hing made of wood has doubled in lie last few years. Prices must con in ue to rise from scarcity of supply flic folly of crippling our mountain :oils Is apparent. Dr. Edward Ever dt Hale, who, when a young man more ban 60 years. ago, helped to survev he White mountains, used to say that be entire Appalachian chain should be 1 ict aside as n forest reserve in order to | nsure u timber supply in the thickiv | ■f piilatcd parts of the country. He aid that these ranges should be lout' I o the government, because government s by nature “an Immortal corporation" hat can afford to wait until the trees m the mountains have time to grow. Gosglns? Never! ■from the Wash'nrton Star. "MM 4on't gossip," said tlie superior replied his wife: “they let the women gossip. The men merely cornel lome to dinner Vnd listen eagerly to any laws their wives may have picked up.” ■__■ QheenBros. (XheenPros. ^heenPros. (IheenPros QhfenProsI I ' ————— -. “**■"■ ■" ■ ■ .—— i ■ ■ ■ h - . ..—■ . ... . ■ i ■ ” a H , Monday’s Big Suit Sale ! $19.5° This will be a Suit Sale long to bo remembered. All high class Tailored Suits that were purchased at a big discount for spot cash by our New York buyer. These Suits reached us by Saturday’s express. Plenty of blacks, plum, negro brown, navy and Hussian green. Eighty-five Suits in the lot. all sizes. Compare these with Suits you see advertised at $30 and $35. Use j our d*"! Q f A own judgment. Monday special. Silk Dress Values to $17.50 Monday $11.98 Special sale of 65 beautiful Crepe de Chine and Satin and Satin Dresses. All the latest and most stylish fall models. Blacks and all the wanted shades and sizes for every figure. Selling all season up to $17.50. For an ex tra special we offer these unusual -| QO values Monday . Jersey Silk Petticoats $1.49 Another lot of all silk Jersey Petticoats for Monday’s sell ing; in all the wanted shades and d»-| 4 Q black. Special. Colored Wash Goods HOMAN STRIPES—Made with silk rolors, appears like $1.00 per yard wool goods, per yard . . . ..Oc/V Solid colors to match stripe, per rtp* yard . uuC APRON GINGHAM—Standard quality, fast colors, good range of pat terns, 7c values, Monday special. r per yard . OC f MANHATTAN SHIRTING—The material $3 shirts are made of, IQ^ neat patterns, special Monday, per yard . Jl«7C BLACK SATEEN—36 Inches wide, highly mercerized, a special 1 KLANNEL BARGAIN—White, gray and navy blue, good OTg% \MOSKEAG OUTTNG—Heavy, fluffy"tnitlng. all kinds pat- 1 terns .also solid, per yard . 1UC Three Specials For Monday Chiffon Broadcloth, in many colors, left of $£.00 value, steamed, sponged.and shrunk. On sale 01 ETA Monday at. Chiffon Taffeta Silk, pure dye and yard wide and heatiti ful line of colors and light changeable On 0n QQ sale Monday at . tllZ.Od Velvets, A. W. B Boulevard Costume Velvets, In all col ors, 24 inches wide. A $1.60 value, at ®1 special Monday, at . «M.ZD Monday Specials Wash cloths with your Initial. 10c each or .1 or . £OC Fine featherweight braids, in all color combina- Q_ tions, 10c and 15c quality, per bolt. OC Fine silk binding braids. In all colors, per 1 & yard . 1 C Wilson dress hooks and eyes. 10c quality, for r dozen ... OC J- d- P. Coats' darning cotton, all colors, per o spool . Cotton elastic webbing, white only, our 10c qualttv. j* yard . f)C Children s rubber button hose supporters, will not. cut hose, extra heavy elastic, black and white. $A per pair. lUC Sterling skeleton waists, best on the market 1ft special... la#C Silk seam binding, black and white, 9-yard bolts i r for Monday.' _ iOC Special Inducement For Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning of this week. During the forenoon of these days we will give all cash pur chasers double value Brown Trading Stamps. Do your shopping before noon and get double value Brown Trading Stamps. Ladies’ Silk , and Wool Sweaters, $5.00 Values $2.98 Special lot of silk and woo! sweaters, colors green, tan, gray. These are coat sweaters with patch pockets. $5.00 qq values . . Flannelette Kimonos 69c A lot of flannelette kimonos for Monday's selling, light and dark colors, full length, with kimono sleeves. *1 values OI/C Ladies’ Bleached \ Vests and Pants 25c A splendid quality of ladles' bleached vests and pants to match lor Monday's selling, all nr„ stars. £0 C Silk Vests, $2.50 Val ues $1.49 Special, 20 Uo*en ladles' all silk vests, white, pink and blue- These are the regular $2.50 *0 in quality, special . ©JL.‘4“ specials from infants and Children’s Dept. Boys’ Blouses, made of ginghams and * Q percales, all sizes; 25c value.At/C Children’s Rompers of gingham, sizes 6 A Q months to 6 years. Special l.. 4t/C ' Children’s Wash Dresses, made of good quality of gingham and percale, i’n sizes 2 to 6 years.. 4t/C Children’s Muslin Dresses, extra good quality, trim med in lace with tucks and hemstitched, 1 n sizes 2 to 12 years.AUC Children’s Tohoggan Caps, in all colors and white. Special.^DC $10.00 & $15.00 Dresses $5.00 We offer Monday 60 Dresses for a quick sale; formerly selling at $10.00 and $15.00. Splendid DresseB of French serge, ratines and poplins. Some few Silk Dresses in the lot. All good colors and black. These are extraordinary values and will go In a hurry. Don’t wait; be here early; you won't AA be disappointed. Choice . $DaUU None exchanged or taken back. i $15.00 and $17.50 Coats Now $9.95 We are over stocked in coats. We must sell them. The late season forces us to lower the price. Stylish coats for ladies and misses. A special lot of about 85 coats, for merly priced up to $17.50, go ac on sale at.V/O Misses and Junior School Suits $3.98 Here is a snap. A lot of misses’ and juniors’ all wool suits, in all the good colors, former ly priced up to $10 and $12.50, d[lA AQ for a quick sale Monday »J>0* *70 Boudoir Caps $1.00 Longcloth 49c 75c New lot Of boudoir 10-yard bolt full bleached caps, allover lace trim- “Snow White,” soft finish med with lace and rib- “ade £°LCah,een bon Snp- Af\ Bros” re8u,ar ^ 00 value. cfal.Spe.49c »..75c DRESS TRIMMINGS Monkey fur, for trimming coats, dresses and tunics, at yard . *DC Coney fur, black, white and brown, fa. t yard . 5UC j Bronze laces, for flare collars, yard 01 aa | 50c. 75c and . «bl.*UU | Gold lace flouncing, for tunics and draping, 0Q QQ yard. . (DUitfO Duchess lace patterns, for making over dress, yard 0O HET f 2 50 and..... 0O# I D Corset cover embroidery, beautiful floral patterns, PfE* yard.. | DC Plain silk nets, 42.in. wide, all colors, Bn yard. . v 8ee our line of stationery before buying, box 25c, 50c and .. .... I DC For Men Men’s Outing Pajamas; excellent quality, QQ** ■rimmed with silk frogs .. »/Ol VIen’s Universal brand Flannel Overshirts, in d*-| OP aavy blue and gray. Special for.A.^O Men’s B. & W. Shirts, in pleated or plain laun QQ*» iered negligees, excellent patterns for.vOL Men’s Silk Fibre Half Hose, in navy, tan, gray 1 Q _ *nd black. A regular 25c Sox for. A*/v Men’s soft finish hemstitched Handkerchiefs, KA** large size. Special for Monday, dozen.OvC We have the largest assortment of Men’s Sweaters this season we have ever shown, both in coat style /\/\ ind jerseys, ranging from $1.98 to. 13 Yds. Domestic $1 This muslin Is full bleached, !!«-ln. wide, finished soft for the needle, worth 10 yard, our price for Mon day, no phone orders, IS si xwx yards for. 9J..UU 10c Cotton Flannel 6c Mood quality medium weight fleece lined cotton flannel, sells regularly for 10c yard, special for Monday. OC $5 Wool Blankets $3.98 11-4 extra heavy quality won! blan kets. nicely bound, plain white, gray and tan, with hlue and pink borders, also all colors In plaids, ffo qq pair. 90.90 $5 Bath Robe Blankets $2.98 The celebrated “BEACON" robe blau* > ketu. wool nap flnlHh. desirable* for bath robes, lounging robes and conch ! cover*, girdle cords, nock pieoe and frog to match, set com- qq plot*, for.. 75c Colored Bordered Towels at 49c "6x45 extra heavy double thread, very soft and absorbent, desirable ' ! for combing and shampoo Jackets, nice for oruehoting, comes plain white, pink, blue and lavender in. borders .. x9C $1 Bed Spreads 75c Full bleached soft finish spreads, Marseilles pattern, regulation sixe. 1 sells everywhere for $1.00. Special at.. 4 OC Toys! Toys! Our Toy Department is open. All toys bought now will be stored free of charge and sent out when wanted.