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CADRES WOOD Officer Pictures Fierce ^ for Possession of potion Near Verdun. LOATH TO LEAVE Re< r of Hi« Troop. In 1 ÎJ ,, cut Off by Shell«, N«v«r *• ®* en Again. _ An odlcer who has returned i verdoo front gave this de tv V e * . .... «»•> tliu ruiHMHfl* "J the b«« 1 « for ü,ü po88e8 * ü!w dure» wood : iiSilr of the Cannes wood 1« a!« Ae Dost glorious episodes of l< 7 of Verdun. The chasseurs, ■^durged with defending this E*. lector, were under tlie or K UMtenant Colonel Drlunt. In 0>e morning of Feb : « When the Germans be rUrttlon« for their attack. The *L*eent bf g*" with unusual vlo aîUTor listening posts, accord 1 « order». f«U back on the first Vrtere we «waited the attack. «arm of Iron began to pass over, «(«et, more than a storm. It LiMige- Our shelters, even the Lantnicted, were demolished. *ttwo o'clock the effects of the i_ II|t ve r t tremendous. There J|wm 1 B s «ingle shelter worthy KH ine. Th« officer next in com , U ueotenant Colonel Or laut "mtoialy wounded and many of kfrann were «l«o stricken. Throughout tho Night. .J ire o'clock the enemy 1 » ar i decked Its tire and we no r Hftred so much. The reason 4 wu that the Germans were ■g It hurl themselves on Haumont. I (net ranks of the enemy were ml || apes, somewhat resembling tudtbey wore arm lets similar to I « our men. This rase was j nea through and they re I I warm welcome. However. I able to penetrate our first and establish themselves Omuterattacks were made by jtag the whole night, and after I inside fighting our positions RKtJcilly maintained. I the twenty-second the bom t wu resumed with the great I midday we perceived large iff the enemy who after having toward the wood of Hau I tuned toward the Caures wood kfit Intention of taking us In the ill our telephonic communlca ■ had been destroyed the evening iud we were no longer able to ate with the main body of except by couriers. Many for this service, but none I ever returned. German attack increased in The enemy, with very su rfaces to ours, Including an en r brigade, swept down upon us. tS^O p. m., the situation sud f became critical. The ring was Itself around us. The Ger * had even brought up a big gun. 1 bombarding the very heart 1 Motion. It was then that I to the post of Lieutenant I Driant. • Rather Than Be T aken. I Orient was stationed In the I which he had not left since I of the attack. He was lean [A*» gun, surrounded by Com ^suoasrd. Captain Vincent i HameL Energetically, but (he said to me: lafaw more moments It will be to die or to be taken prts walted a little while and FOR YOUNG THIEVES — Off With Horse and P^Oood Wert Treated When Arreated. lad.—Mrs. E. R. Smith Police headquarter! that buggy had been atoien Gevefith street, where she Î®* ootfit when on a shopping I*** boars later the police re téléphoné call from the town •t Hoe ton, six miles south of , *bo Informed the police bad a "couple of horse JV^tody and believed the "**• which they had In their ■Jght have been taken at « ™e police sent two armed ^•utomoblle to Boston to get 9 00dw ln and other officers all night awaiting the re LT? •* n *nd the "desperate V^hen they arrived the *" ware found to be Jesse ••Gva, and Jack Smelaer, T®« tota had climbed Into ■nor unhitching the bone a la In de * 1« of or be It the the of ar no to re by to of in I added : '1 would prefer to die. 1 The tears llowed down his cheeks and we all wept. The most hardened of our chasseurs present at tills scene ' ore overwhelmed by emotion. Commandant Itenouard assured himself that there was nothing more In the shelter which could be of any advantage to the enemy. All our archives and our plans had been burned on the twenty-ürst und the order to re treat was given. ''Captain Renouard said: 'At least let us try to save some of these brave fellows.' "Our retreat began protected on the flank hy a detachment of chasseurs. The heads of the column on leaving the wood were welcomed by o cross fire from the enemy's mitrailleuses. It was of no use to attempt a reply, and the fragments of the section which were able to escape from that xone rallied at Hauinont on the first line of our second position. "Colonel Driant had wished to set out among the last. He wns last seen hy a chasseur, who was cut off with him by the same storm of shells. After the bombardment had temporarily slackened Colonel Driant mnde the chasseur leave first, crying to him, 'Good-by and good luck.' He remained until he wns certnln that none of his men were left In the wood, and hus never been seen since." HEIR TO PORTUGAL THRONE Duchess de Vixen, formerly Anita Stewart, heir to the throne of Portu gal, Is the daughter of Rhinelander Stewart of New York. Woman Chokes Rata. Atchison, Kan.—When Mrs. T. E. Garvey of this city discovered six full grown rats In a barrel of chick feed she did not scream and run, as most women would do, hut grabbed them by the neck, one by one, and choked them to death. There was a canvas covering on the barrel and It had a small hole in the center. The rats were choked as they emerged from the hole In the canvas. Australia's sheep herd amounts to one-sixth of the world's total. and, without point of destination In view, Jesse, the older, had driven straight south until Boston was reached, where the marshal stopped them. Chief Goodwin said the prisoners were too small to be even scolded, so, Instead, he bought them each a bag of candy and turned them over to their parents, who werj vainly searching for them. Note on Egg Cost $5. Wheeling, W. Va.— "I will be up Saturday." This message, written on an egg In a crate of eight dozen, coat a local merchant 15.78 in postage. The eggs were sent by a Sardis. O.. buck ster by parcel post and when the pack age was opened at the Wheeling post office for Inspection the message was weighed and charged for at first-claaa postage rates. Graduate's Gifts Mostly Socks. Kenton. O.—Floyd Lyman, a mem ber of the graduating class at Kenton, la thinking of starting a haberdashery. He received AO pairs of socks as gradu ation presents. MEXICAN CAPTIVE BEGS JOBE SHOT Led Astray by Visions of Loot to Be Had in Border Stores. BOY TELLS A PITIFUL TALE American Cavalry Sergeant Describe* Conflict Between Pity and Duty in Which Duty Won—Raised to Hate Gringo. Marathon. Tex.—Serg. L Sturm wald. Troop A, Fourteenth cuvalry, who guurded Lieut. Col. Alvarez and Manuel Torres, Mexican prisoners in the Boqulllas raid, told a story of a conflict between pity and duty in which duty won. He said: "It wns my business to watch the prisoners on the long ride to Mura thon from the Rio Grnnde. For the minute it wns all the business I had and they were surely watched. Our first camp wus at McKinney Springs. There we gave the Mexicans steak and onions and coffee—Just what our men had. "they couldn't Beera to realize It. Alvarez refused to eat at first, but he ordered Torres to do so. The lieu tenant colonel. It seemed, feared the food was poisoned and wanted to have someone else try It. "Torres Is little more than a boy. When we took the road again he told me bis story. Ills father, he 6ald, was a poor farmer In the Sacramento district. They had little to eat and when, six months ago, Alvarez at the head of fifty or more bandits told him there were food and new clothe« to be had In abundance In gringo stores along the border, he followed. He had been rulsed. he said, to hate the grin go, and rather liked the Idea. "He claimed he had not been In the actual raid on the Deemers atore but he admitted getting his clothea from Borne of the raiders who had. "He told how the hand broke Into pairs after an American pursuit be came a certainty. He had hidden In the desert for three nights until his tongue was swollen and black and he thought he must die of thirst "He expected, he snld, to he shot, but he wanted to drink first Then, as he went on. he begged me to Inter cede for him. He showed me a hit of handkerchief, that was his moth er's. He showed me a bit of ribbon that his senorita had given him as token of love and luck. "And he told me finally If I would get him a lawyer he would be grate ful, and, once free, would come and work for me or do anything 1 asked, as long ns he had breath. "I pitied him. wny down deep, but I could not show my pity. I looked at the officer who had led the boy and thought evil things. I remembered how the raiding murderers had killed a tiny child, and how they had dared to come on American soi: "1 told Torres to he still, that I could do nothing. Then he pleaded to be shot. It would be much more hon orable, he said, than to be hanged, as he had heard it was the custom in gringo Innd. "Again I told him to be still. "We drove at night, mostly, to avoid the heat and all through the night Torres would ask me In his soft, pathetic Spanish for a quick end. "You can't appreciate the effect of It all—moonlight and their chains, and the despair of the boy who had been led astray. But they're here now and turned over to the sheriff. I'm through, and I've lived up to the oath I took when I enlisted. But I'm glad I'm through and that oath remains unbroken. My hope Is I won't have another detail like It." ARMY GROWS ITS POTATOES British Soldiers Are Planting 8pudf Between Camp Ruts to Increase Supplies. London.—The army has started to grow Its own potatoes. Instructions have been sent, or are being sent, from the war o. ice to every command. Indi cating the lines to be followed. Military requirements are very large, and little more than half the usual supplies of potatoes are coming Into the markets, with the result that pre war prices to the public are nearly doubled. At one camp In Surrey digging op erations began last week, and tbe seed potatoes are to be planted In a few days In rows between the huts. A number of men are being told off each day for digging, and others are being asked to help In spare time. At a camp In Yorkshire potato growing be gan some weeks ago. It Is understood that Instructions will Roon be Issued for tbe growing of vegetables. IdMEL ACTS USE DYNAMITE ON LIVER I Guarantee "Dodson's Liver Tone" Will Give You the Best Liver and Bowel Cfeansing You Ever Had—Doesn't Make You Sickl Stop using calomel! It makes you sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you feel lazy, sluggish, bilious or consti pated. listen to me! 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