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Terrific Slaughter at Mons
Is Described by English
man in the Battle.
London, Eng.. Aug". S. Terrific
charges and repulses in a battle fought
by Germans and British at Mons re
cently are described by sergeant Lof
tus of the British army in a letter
written to his brother in England.
Speaking of the battle, he says:
it came unexpectedly at a time
when we had given up hope of see
ins any Germans. Just after reveille
our cavalry pickets fell back, report
11 g the approach of the enemy in
We lay in trenches as our artil
ier opened on them fn fine style and
soon they returned the compliment.
They were a long time finding the
range. , .
After about half an hour their in
fantry came into flew. They were
in solid squares, standing out sharply
against the sky line. " Ton couldn't
help hitting them.
Bullets Tear Through, Foe.
"We lay in our trenches without a
sound and they crept nearer and near
er. Then our officers gave the word,
a sheet of flame flickered along the
trenches and a stream of bullets tore
through the advancing mass. They
seemed to stagger like a drunken man.
hit between the eyes, and then they
made & run at us. Half way across
the open another volley tore through
their ranks. .
"By this time our artillery began
dropping shells among them and then
they broke into open formation, rush
ing like mad toward the trenches. On
our left the Germans fell back In con
fusion and lay down wherever cover
was available. We gave them no rest
and soon they were again in flight.
Germans Make Another Rush.
"Then came more shelling of our
trenches and another rush across the
open on our front This time they
were strongly supported by cavalry,
who suffered terribly, but came up to
"We received them in the good old
way the front ranks with the bayo
net and the rear ranks keeping up an
incessant fire, and, after a hard tus
sle, they retired hastily. Just as they
thought themselves safe our mounted
men swooped down on them, cutting
right and left.
"This sort of thing went on through
the whole day without bringing the
Germans nearer to shifting us.
Ordered to Abandon Position.
"After the last attack we lay down
f sleep in our clothes, but before sun
rise we were told to abandon our po
sition Nobody knew why we had to,
but we obeyed without a murmur.
"The enemy's cavalry, evidently un
derstanding our action, came down
on us again in force, but our men be
haved very well aid the Germans gave
it up as a bad Job."
Wounded Soldier Tells Story.
The Chronicle's Boulogne corre
spondent tells the personal story of a
wounded soldier who has arrived there
and who declared he was one of the
30 survivors of a British company of
2000 men who were practically wiped
out by the German artillery. His story
Fire Days in Trenches.
"We were five solid days In the
trenches and moved backward and
forward all that time with the varying
tide of battle. It -was about 2 oclock
m the morning when the' end came.
Things had got quieter and our offi
cers came along the line and told us
to get some sleep. We were proceed
ing to obey when a light or something
else gave us away and we found oar
seles in an inferno of bullets.
We could do nothing. Down upon
us shrapnel fell and we fell by the
score At the same time the enemy's
maxims opened fire. We were almost
Death Threats Deter Photo-:
graphers Who Would Oth
erwise Dare Bullets.
New York Aug. 28. If the warring
powers of Europe are able to carry
out their plans, this is destined to be a
war without pictures. Since the first
hint of hostilities, this country has been
flooded with pictures of mobilisation,
the gathering of troops in England.
France, Belgium and Austria-Hungary.
The first fighting broke out ahead of
time when the Belgians so heroically
and unexpectedly opposed the Germans.
That was not according to schedule.
Belgium at the outset allowed some
correspondents and photographers with
in her lines, and -for several weeks
there have been many Belgian war
pictures In circulation. But from now
on authentic war pictures are likely to
Will Shoot Camera Men.
Information, considered reliable, has
reached here, that the kaiser has issued
orders that any man caught by bis
troops in the field with a camera shall
be shot. Similar information has been
received about orders issued by the
French. Should these reports prove
correct. In substance, the prospects of
making a photographic record of the
great war are distinctly discouraging.
Still, the war photographers have not
given up hope. Tactful persistence has
worked wonders before, and it may
accomplish results again before this
war has advanced far. As sbon as de
velopments showed that war was in
evitable, many American photographers
hurried to England to see what could
be done In the matter of war pictures.
In all of the capitals these plcturemen
are now waiting, bringing to bear all
the Influence possible to obtain per
mission to go with the armies, and
ready to seize any chance, take any
risk, to get pictures of the real fighting.
No "Movie Concession.
So far as moving pictures are con
cerned, no American company has yet
proposed a partnership arrangement
with the kaiser for a series of war
movies. There seems to be a feeling
that the Villa, precedent might not hold
good in Europe.
In the present contest, conditions are
not of the sort to appeal to any
photographer who understands them.
The battles are certain to be of stu
pendous proportions, and very bloody.
The majority of them are sure to be
so widespread as to be beyond the range
of any camera or artist to depict as a
Tet if a clever operator had only
been in one of the forts at IJege, he
might have made a splendid pictorial
record of some of the German charges.
Some wonderful improvements have
recently been made in moving picture
cameras. With the ordinary lens It is
necessary to be no more than 2W feet
away from the subject at the furthest.
Long Distance Picture.
But recently the telephoto lens has
been adapted to the movtng picture
camera. The most powerful of these
can make a picture of a man at SOS
rards. so big as to fill the plate. Only
one of these extraordinary powerful
lens has so far been manufactured, and
it is the property of & French moving
picture company. But it. in the pres-
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ent war, there should come opportunity
for pictures, it is certain that many
photographers will order one of the
The possibilities of such a lens In
photographing a battle may be under
stood when it is remembered exper'ence
has taught that most of the fighting is
done at ranges of from MM to 409
yards. That Is proved by the zones or
losses. Military surgeons have found
that 20 percent of the losses have oc
curred at ranges of 1W0 yards or over:
60 percent occur at ranges from 1000
ot 400 yards: 10 percent in the nnaj
rush, and 10 percent In the pursuit.
Only Two Difficulties.
So with a lens capable of making
pictures at from 600 to 800 yards, a
photographer could make an excellent
photographic record of the hottest
battle, were it not for two difficulties.
One of these is that for the most part
the soldiers are lying flat on the ground,
or are behind ramparts. The other is,
that bullets have not yet been invented
that will discriminate between the
enemy and noncombatant photograph
ers. Americans in Germany
Must Obey or Be Shot,
London, Bng Aug. 20. Americans
traveling through Germany must obey
military rules absolutely, according to
American ambassador Gerard, who has
Issued a warning to his compatriots.
He said they must stop and permit a
search of themselves and their effects
to be made on every desired occasion.
Judge Gerard adds that several per
sons have been shot for hesitating to
One instance was that of a German
mayor traveling with two military of
ficers, who was fired at by an excita
ble population because the automobile
did not halt at once, upon command.
Germans Show the Least
Emotion in War Stress of
Any of Bands Involved
London. Eng, Aug. 29. Emotionally
the Germans seem tc be the least af
fected of all the peoples involved in
the war. Americans back from Aus
tria describe moving scenes of separa
tion between the womenfolk and men
folk of the dual monarchy. Wives
and daughters clung to their husbands
and fathers starting for the war and
wept convulsively. Every one viewed
the prospect of bloodshed with grief
Partings of Russian soldiers and
their relatives also are said to have
been marked by deep emotion. The
men seemed to feel that they were go
ing on a long Journey beset with perils
and that they would never return Of
their conviction of the necessity of
SVUI6 itiww opvutru w u ao OOUDt. I
Racial passion swayed them. Thrv
expressed no personal fear, only grief
at the fate that tore them away from
their domestic attachments and hap
piness. The emotional side of family life
came oiyt prominently In Belgium
also. The Belgians fought like strong
men. but they are represented as
weeping like children on leaving their
THE ALLIES BACK
(Continued From Pace nne.)
department of Somme to the Vosbes re
mains the same."
The stretch of country mentioned In
the French statement covers all the
French frontier along Belgium and
Germany and Indicates that there are
no Important engagements at present,
or else that the news is being held
back for military reasons.
B.imnr Insists That
Crown Prince Is Dead
As Result of Wounds
- vnir Aug. 20- Refugees rem
London, Eng-ab nUtuat reports
Germany "JletB tfiT German crown
are rire wot raystery concern
prince i ."deepening. Rumors that
,n "prions act has befallen him gain
some 'ousely In substance.
pr2K?staad" tne nr8t -to Dub
,1.75 circumstantial account of an at
,'?h. a ST the crown price by an un
tack W"",BbT whom the prince was
knW,lf wounded. The .ssailant es
Mri? in Connection with this attack,
5? hei?making their way to the
Englishmen mawus subject to all
F,erman.r ftdiSitles and Insults. This
" Verton whlTb, according to the
JSfSEJsTflnd. the greatest credence
in Germany- tat th .,
- wis woraided and lvinz serious
Prin!f Z Aix-la-Chapelle. whither the
Ly ill ias burying to his side. This
tel3ff?inDort in a telegram from
gmSS. ojT?iSon.that U,C PrinCe
SJSlwJSab. however, de
clare at the crown prince Is leading
'Victorious army through France.
Ameiican Auios Strewn
Throughout Fighting Zone;
Owners Abandofi Machines
London. Ens.. Aug. 2. There are
eood American automobiles strewn all
ilonir the way from remote parts of
Austria to the border, of the North
Every vessel from the continent
brines Americans rich In experience,
but otherwise impoverirtad. Greatly
rejoinced at having escaped the war
perils, however, none complains.
Alvey A. Adee. second assistant sec
retary of state, has arrived here from
Charleroi Is Taken
and Retaken by Assault
Five Different Times
Paris, France, Aug. zO.-r-Charlerol
was taken and retaken five times in
the fighting between the French and
Germans, according to one of the rail
way station staff at Feignles. on the
frontier between France and Belgium,
who saw some of. the battle before he
was ordered away!
"We at Feignles. said tnta man, -began
to hear the artillery Are Saturday
evening AH night we listened to the
guns, and Sunday morning the wounded
began to pass toward Ifanbeage, IS
miles sonth of Mons. Shells fell near
the railroad station at noon and we I
bezan to see the English artillery tak
ing positions and serving their pieces
with great precision.
"Bicycle couriers passed by from
time to time, and called out the news
to us. Presently we learned that Char
leroi bad been taken and retaken five
times. The Germans fired the town
when they were departing.
Mount Their Horses and
Capture German Cannon
London. Eng., Aug: i. A dispatch
from St. Petersburg to Reuter Telegram
company recites a daring act credited
to prince Eristoff. a colonel In the Rus
sian horse artillery-
When tbe Germans were retreating
from Stallupoehnen. a town of east
Prussia, the prince ordered his men to
unhitch their horses from their own
guns, mount them and gallop after the
Germans. Under a heavy fire the Rus
sian cavalrymen went forward, cap
tured the German guns and brought
thAtn lHi k to their lines!
Emperor Nicholas has conferred the
cross of St. ueorge on prince cnsion.
Metronome Is Measure of .
Danger of Duels Which
Angry Frenchmen Fighi
Paris, France. Auft M. Why do
many duels la v Franoe end withont
bloodshed? Because the metronome,
regulated by discreet seconds of the
principals, decree it. Whan the offence
is not very serious it Is agreed before
hand that the words of command shall
be given so rapidly that the duelists
will not have iime to take good aim.
Sometimes three shots are exchanged
without a hit, and then the seconds step
In and "honor is satisfied."
At the word "lire' tne pistol is
raised instantly, and It must be dis
charged not later than the word three," .
so the speed with which these words are V -
given regulates the time in which !t is
noaatble to take ai-n. Therefore the
speed with which they are spoken is
agreed on beforehand, this depending
upon the seriousness of the dueL The
words are timed with a metronome.
If the encounter be very ser.ous this
is set at the lowest speed, 80 beats a
minute, which gives time for taking ac
curate aim. A speed of 140 beats a nun
ate allows no time for aiming, and.
therefore, is used when seconds think
the duel should be made as little dan
gerous as possible.
AMERICANS FIRMS REPORTED
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Washington. D. C Aug. 39. Reports
that a Hartford, Conn, concern is fur
nishing rapid fire guns to agents of
European belligerents and that a
manufacturing company near Phllade -phia
is preparing to ship.armored ears
to Canada, caused representative Bart
holdt. of Missouri, to introduce a reso
lution Friday asking secretary of state
Bryan what steps have been taken
to prevent the shipment of contraband
of war to nations at war.
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