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VOL. L.IV. NO. 17,009.
OCEAN SURF FATAL
TO MARGARET PLATT
Death Follows Rescue
TWO COMPANIONS ARE SAYED
Heroism of E. T. C. Stevens
, Averts Further Tragedy.
SPECIAL TRAIN'S RUSH VAIN
Parent of MIm Piatt Speed to Gear
tart In Forlorn Hop Site May Bo
Resuscitated Heart Failure
Supposed Caaso of Death.
SIXDAT FATALITIES IX WA
TERS OP XOHTHWE5T.
Miss Margaret Piatt, aged 1.
of Portland, died at Sunset Beach
of heart failure after rescue from
Glenn Patlllo. of Grant Pass,
drowned la Willamette River at
George Lecocq, age 12, drowned
in Cooa Bay.
Helen Lecocq, age 1J. drowned
In Cooa Bar.
Vernon Bryant. age 2. of Medi
cal Lake. Wah drowned near
Miss Margaret Piatt, the l-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison O.
Piatt. Jll East Fifty-fifth street, la
dead as a result of heart reaction fol
lowing her rescue from drowning yes
terday morning in the breakers at
Sunset Beach.- one mile north of Gear
MIsa Mary Muir. daughter of Mrs.
vu r inir 943 West Park street, and
Miss Evelina Magruder. daughter of
Pr. and Mrs. u. M. Mifnwer.
Johnson street, wera taken from the
water after MIsa riatt was brought
out. bat they withstood the shock and
Clrfa Cry Calla Reeewer.
The tragedy followed the heroic
work of E. T. C Stevens, of Portland,
who heard the cries of the distressed
girls shore the roar of the breakers
and swam out after them. A dosen or
more friends who were In bathing, all
of whom had been visiting at the
William Tagg farm home at Sunset
Beach, witnessed the tragedy, and
medical attention waa prompt. Dr.
Gustar Baar. of Portland, being on the
beach at the time of the accident. Dr.
Charles Loedlng. of Portland, who was
at Seaside, waa hurried to the scene
on a motorcycle and a pulmotor waa
rushed from Astoria, but after more
than three hours' work. MIsa Piatt's
death waa pronounced.
Mr. and Mr. Piatt and Robert Treat
Piatt, an uncle of the dead girl, hur
ried to the scene of the accident in a
a pec 11 train chartered from the Spo
kane. Portland Seattle Railway
Company, leaving Portland at X:1T
o'clock yesterday afternoon. At 8:40
o'clock they were at Sunset Beach and
learned for the first time that the
physicians In charge bad definitely
pronounced Miss Piatt dead.
Mtea Piatt Eaeelleat Swleasser.
The gueata at the Tagg farm house
tiad gone Into the surf at about 11:10
o'clock, according to mcrobera of the
household, and Misa Piatt, who waa an
excellent swimmer, had Just dived into
the Inrushlng waves. Misses Muir anj
Magruder followed and suddenly tbey
realised that they had been drawn by
a atrong undertow Into a deep crab
hole. They attempted to swim away,
but the undercurrent held them back
nd the other breakers tumbling in
only covered them up Instead of wash
ing them toward ehcre. They screamed,
but the roar of the waves put them
out of calling distance to the others
who wera la bathing nearby.
Fraatle Eerta FalL
E. T. C Stevens, however, who hap
pened to look In that direction, ob
erred their distress, and made out
to rescue them. Misa Piatt waa first
reached, and he succeeded In getting
her safely to shallow water. She ap
peared not to be overcome with water
and seemed comparatively normal. He
left her In shallow water and swam
back to rescue Miss v Muir and Miss
Magruder. both excellent swimmers,
who were fighting valiantly againat
the waves and trying to resist the
Hardly, however, had Mr. Stevens
left Mis riatt until other of the
panic-stricken party - observed Miss
Piatt falter and fall fiat into the water.
Several men and women rushed to her
nd hurriedly took her to the sandy
beach. She appeared to bo drowning.
nd restoratives were applied Imme
diately. Dr. Gustav Baar. who waa riding by
on horseback, was on the scene almost
before Miss Piatt was laid on dry
land, and gava her attention.
In the meantime Mr. Stevens had
succeeded In rescuing Miss Muir and
Miss Magruder. with aid. and waa en
abled to reach shallow water.
All Effects Vaavalllag.
Immediately all attention was cen
tered on Miss Piatt, but to no -avail.
Still unwilling to give up hope, the
party worked over her for several
houra. perhaps after death occurred.
When It was found no pulmotor waa
available at Seaside one was rushed
In the opinion of Dr. Baar and Dr.
WIN ROWING TITLE
OREGON y XV Ali MILITIA CREW
BEATS WAS1IIXGTOX MEX.
Picked Oarsmen Finish Mile Whale
Boat Race Four Lengths Ahead.
Victors Due Home Today.
ABOARD THE U. S. S. ALBA.VT. off
Port Angeles. Waih, Aug. 8.
fSoeciaL) The Oregon Naval Militia
added another Pacific Coast champion
ship to Its list here this morning, when
a picked crew defeated a picked crew
of the Washington Naval Militia in a
one-mile whaleboat race In Port An
Jubilant over thla victory and the
National gunnery victory won Satur
day, the Oregon men aboard the cruis
er Albany set sail at noon for Port
land. They will arrive there Monday
The Washington militiamen came
here on the gunboat Vlcksburg and.
after hearing of Oregon's big victory
in shooting, sent over a challenge for
a boat race. An Oregon crew was
picked and after a few minutes' prac
tice turned to and manned the boat
with speed and precision which would
befit expert regulars. With the militia
men of the two ahlpa cheering for their
respective boats the race was Si lively
it was neck and neck for the first
half mile. Gradually the Oregon men
crept away, until at tho end of the
course their boat waa about four
lengths ahead. The boats were manned
by 11 men and a coxswain.
TURKS SEE GERMAN PLAYS
Theater Opened In Constantinople
Is Becoming Popular.
mvBtiKTIXOPLE. July 1. (Cor
respondence of the Associated Press.)
A German theater has just been
opened here, and blda fair to be as
popular as any Turkish house. A cast
of Turkish actors, under oerrnan lead
ership, la engaged in mastering and
presenting classical German plays, as
wel as a number of comedies, in the
i..i. r "Faust" "Schiller's." "The
Robbers." and "William Tell." as well
as an excellent translation of Goetne s
" km been successfully
given thus far. Heretofore the modern
Turkish theaters have preaentea al
most exclusively French drama, and
i.w -ii .ir-r.-.. Tha arreat tide of
pro-German feeling in Constantinople
at present la materially aiding the new
venture. . '
PLAY IS GIVEN IN GROVE
Giant Redwoods Form Amphithea
ter With Cliff for Background.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 8. Tha Bo
,emlan Club gave Ita "Grove Play" for
IIS last night at Bohemian Grovo In
.r rli.t redwood trees. S
a iii v -
milea from San Francisco. Tha book
waa written by Frank PUley. tha mualc
by Edward F. Schneider.
The action of the play taaea piace
In tho sacred grovo of Apouo at me
base of Mount. Olympue and deplete
... i... - Analla for.Clrtte. the re
sulting wrath of Jupiter and tho de
parture of the ancient goda xrom tno
The production waa strikingly staged
.-.nkithMi.r h.lnr formed of great
redwood tree with a tree-covered cliff
for a background.
AIRMAN FALLS INTO BAY
Former Carranxa Aviator Hurt in
PAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 8. Charlea F.
Nile, an aviator formerly in- the serv
ice of General Carransa. sustained pain
ful but not fatal Injuries today, when
engine trouble at the outset of what
waa to have been a practice flight at
the exposition compelled him to plunge
Into San Francisco Bsy.wlth.his aero
plane. In falling he was thrown against an
Iron bar. Three upper teeth were
broken and two lower teeth torn out
by the roots.
When trouble developed ha managed
to glide out over tho water. A nearby
motorboat brought him ashore.
BUDAPEST PLAYS AT-WAR
Mimic Trenches Mined and Blown
I'p Dally for Entertainment.
BUDAPEST. July 11. A new form
of entertainment provided for the pub
He here is a miniature battlefield In
which a full company of invalided
soldiers have built a series of trenches,
with underground shelters, decorated
and furnished as they are at the front
Every afternoon at 4 o'clock the
mimic enemy'a trench is mined and
blown up. Thousands watch thla oper
ation - daily, the soldiers acting as
guides and explaining all the details
of the operations to the Interested
women and boys.
BOY ZEBRA BORN IN ZOO
Seventy. Pound Pet Soon to Be Shown
to Menagerie Visitors.
NEW TORK. Aug. 8. (Special.) A
lively 70-pound male sebra baby was
added to tha Central Park menagerie
Tho sebra la three feet tall and three
and one-half feet from tip to tail. Both
mother and baby are doing wall and
tho new pet will be shown to tha pub
lic la a few days. This sebra Is the
first that has over been born In this
country, and as far as records show the
first aver bora in captivity.
FEELING OF DOUBT
Confidence in Future
EYEN WAR IS NOT FEARED
Prudent Ones Await Full Fig
ures as to Crops
WET WEATHER DOES GOOD
Livestock and Dairy Industries Re
ceive Xew Impetus Whcat Yield
Now Is Estimated as 948.-500,0-00
WASHINGTON. Aug. 8. (Special.)
The former feeling of apprehension, of
"something Is going to happen" be
cause of the "European - war," has al
most entirely disappeared, according to
a special report submitted today by the
committee on statistics and standards
of tha Chamber of Commerce of the
Even with the possibility that the
United States might become entangled
In the gigantic world conflict, there
still remains a pronounced belief that,
notwithstanding such untoward condi
tions, business Is bound to show dis
Caandeaee Growing Steadily.
Confidence in the future, according to
tho committee, of which A. W. Doug
las, of St. Louis, is chairman, has
grown apace with the steady progress
of the crops and the slow but continual
Improvement in Industrial affairs.
There still continue, however, to be
conservatism and caution in buying and
in new commitments. The reason seems
to be tnat It is better business to wait
until tho results of the crops are
known beyond question before ventur
ing a more extended way, - and as a
consequence stocks of merchandise
throughout the country continue light
The continued wet weather has done
more good than harm to the crops, it la
Metal Mlaers Are Baay.
The' conditions of mining vary
sharply as to the commodity mined.
Copper mines are running full time
and new ones are opening up. Zinc
and lead mines are busy and the min
ing of Iron ores is improving.
Coal mining Is everywhere dull,
largely because of alack demand from
the railroads and the slow buainesa in
There I little business In naval
stores because of lark of demand.
Phosphate mines of Florida still re
main closed on account of the Euro
pean war. Unfavorable reports com
from . the fisheries of Oregon. Wash
ington, the Gulf and the Atlantic
Manufacturing varies, much accord
ing to the article made, though in gen
eral It ia quiet Steel and iron busi
ness shows distinct Improvement with
Increasing orders. The manufacturers:
(Concluded on Pafe 2. Column 1.)
rv -vn; vs-
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OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1915.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
IESTEKDATS Maximum temperature. 81
degrees; minimum, OH decrees. . '
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly wines.
New spirit of endurance symbolised by
French waiting stoically In trenches.
Pace L. i
Germans continue advance Into Poland.
Premier Okuma of Japan consents to re
main in office. . Pe X
Nonpartisan elections issue to go on ballot
in California. Pace 3.
Business loses all feeling of apprehension.
Pass 1- .
Ancient tablet says Noah, not Eve, ate
apple In Eden. Page 1.
Los Anseles Is hardest team . for Beavers.
City Lescue results: Piedmont 12. Sellwooa
2; East Side S. West Side 0. Pase 5.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 2-8.
Los Angeles S-0: Vernon 6-4. Oakland
San Francisco 12. Salt take 1. Page ft.
Oregon champion militia gunners win Coast
rowing title, too. Psge 1.
Flames sweep big Wlnloek sawmill, causing
more than- 100, 000 damage. Page i.
Bank survey shows Northwest business out
look hopeful. Psge 9.
Federal Reserve Board advances plan tor
better movement of cotton. Page .
Portland and Vicinity.
Mr. Putnam says Oregon building at the
fair is making good. Page 8.
R. E Emerson, rather of bromo-seltser. on
first visit to Portland, is enthuslsstic
over climate. Page T.
Business men approve Mr. Benson's city
msnager plan. Page la, '
Buyers from vast territory here today for
week. Page 12.
Officers and men of Oregon Militia make
good In biggest way. says General W bite.
Page a. .
Rev. O. A.' Liggett at Westminster Presby
terian Church, pleads for service. Psge .
M. H. Houser expects Tokal.Maru soon for
rraln nrtiL PlU 10.
Undertow fatal to Margaret Piatt; two com
panions aaveo. rina x.
Woman to give Illustrated lecture on Mexico
tr . wl.uin. mnrrhulU. Pasa 12.
Visiting buyere to hear woman lecture on
Mexico, rfts" v.
"Dancing Around" chorus S,r,'," bring daring
Thousand from Portland and nearby towns
Y 1 S 1 1 DIU yrijwi "uiji "m--
ALASKA VOLCANO ERUPTS
I'nv kif Km its Frames Accompanied
by Heavy Black Smoke.
SEWARD, Alaska, Aug. 8. Pavlof
volcano, situated on the Alaska penin
sula, was in full eruption the night of
July 23 last, with flames accompanied
by heavy black smoke shooting from
This was reported today by Captain
Hansen, of the Santa Ana, which ar
rived today from Bering Sea ports. On
hia return trln six days later. Captain
Hansen" said, tho crater waa still active.
He also reported Katmai volcano still
smoking. N 1 -
GIRL SETS WORLD'S MARK
Tacoma Student Beats Vaxsnr Rec-
ord for Throwing Baseball.
TipnMA. Wash.. Aur. 8. Ruth Mc-
Cabe, 18 years old. today established a
new worlds throwing record tor a
glrL when she threw a baseball 209
feet 6 Inches.
Th beat orevtous record was made
by Dorothy Smith, of Vassar College,
May 4. 1911, when she threw a ball 204
feet Misa McCabe is a fourth-year
student in Lincoln Park High School,
British Submarine Feat Denied.
RER1.IS A us-. 8. via wireless to Say-
vllle, N. Y. The Vosolsche Zeitung
says it learns from a reliable source
.u- I a no truth In the renort
that a British submarine blew up
the bridge between Gallata and Stam-boul.
THIS WEEK THEY SWARM IN PORTLAX-
I GERMANS TIGHTEN
GRASP ON POLAND
Ney coffs Around
ot-... r : i
8r. saw .uuuupieu.
RUSS STUBBORN IN RETREAT
Mackensen's Right Wing Still
- Is Busily Engaged..
TEUTONS WELL SUPPLIED
Colossal Arrangements for Ad
vance Cause Sensation Mild Re
gime Is Promised, Provided
People Are Obedient.
BERLIN, via London, Aug. 8. Fur
ther progress for1 the Austro-German
forces which are attempting to cut off
the retreat of the Russians was an
nounced today by the War Office.
The statement says that Serock. at
the mouth of the Bug, north of War
saw, has been occupied; forts near No-
vogeorglevsk have been captured; the
Germans have occupied the east bank
of the Vistula near Warsaw and to
the South the Russians are being
driven back by Field Marshal von
Russians Resist Stubbornly.
The text of the report Is:
"German troops on the Narew are
approaching the Lomza-Ostrov-Wysz-kow
road. At some points the enemy
offered stubborn resistance. South of
Wyszkow the Bug has been reached.
Serock, at the mouth of the Bug, has
been occupied. Near Novogeorgievsk
our siege troops took the forts at
"Near Warsaw we gained the east
ern bank of the Vistula,
"In the southeastern theater of war,
under the pressure of Field Marshal
von Mackensen, the Russians are re
treating eastwardly. Between the
Vistula and the Bug the left wing of
Von Mackensen's army has driven
back the' -enemy in a "northerly direc-
tion. The right wing still is fighting
in the direction of the River Vieprs."
Geraias Colosaally Prepared..
An account of the conditions under
which German and Austrian armies
are advancing In Polish districts devas
tated .by the Russlana before their re
treat was given today by the Over
seas News Agency. It was as follows:
'.The ' colossal -scale on which ar
rangements were made for army sup
plies caused a sensation in the towns
evacuated by the Russians. Hundreds
of thousands of troops between the
Vistula and the Bug are. being fed as
well as at home with three warm meals
"Herds of cattle are driven behind the
advancing troops. Millions of bottles
of mineral water are distributed. The
railroads were reopened speedily by
the Germans and Austrians, thus solv
ing the problem of transportation.
"The furnlshlng of supplies has been
accomplished, notwithstanding the fact
Concluded on Psge 2, Column o. )
NOAH, NOT EVE, ATE
APPLE IN GARDEN
SIX OF HUMANITY SHIFTED
FPOM WOMAN'S SHOULDERS.
Curse or Ill-Health and Early
Death, Instead of 50,000 Years
of Lire, Related by Tablet.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8. (Special.)
Eve did not eat the apple. She did
not give Adam any to eat and thus
bring about the fall of man from a
state of innocence.
It was Noah who fell. He was or
dered not to eat of the cassia tree In
the Garden of Paradise, but he did,
and then the curse came upon him.
The curse was that he should have ill
health and an early death Instead of
living to be 50,000 years old, like his
These statements are according to
the Sumerlan theology, and are found
in a tablet written before-the days of
Abraham. The tablet Is now In the
University Museum, Philadelphia.
A hint of this was given more than
a year ago, when Dr. Steven Langdon,
professor of Assyrology at Oxford, an
nounced that he had translated a part
of a ta"blet which he had copied while
in the University Museum -of this city.
Since then, he has compared the tab
let with every other known tablet and
historical account Including the book
Dr. Langdon says this tablet is at
least 1000 years older than' the account
WAR QUARREL RUMORED
Von Tlrpitz and Bethmann-Hollweg
Said to Have Fallen Out.
PARIS, Aug. 8. (Special.) That
there is something more serious be
hind the suppression of the Deutsches
Tages Zeitung last month than appears
nn oiirfap. i u t)iA contention of the
Figaro, which says the action reveals a
quarrtel between Admiral von lirpuz
and Dr.. von Bethmann-Hollweg, the
imperial Chancellor. In an article
headed "Tirpitx Against Bethmann
tha TTMp-nrft navfC
"The seizure of the Tages Zeitung
far surpasses the simple suppression
of a newspaper. There is a quarrel
between Admiral von Tirpitz, chief of
the German navy, minister of marine
and chief naval counsellor of William
II, and Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg.
Chancellor of the Empire."
ALASKA HAS. FEW 'SALMON
Falling Ofr or Nearly Halt in Pack
Reported by Skipper.
SEWARD. Alaska. Aug. S. A poor
year for salmon packers, with a falling
off of 40 to BO per cent from a full
nack. was reported here today with the
arrival of the Santa Ana, Captain Han
sen, from Bering Sea ports. The Bris
tol Bay canneries, according to Captain
Hansen, lack 4-0 per cent of their usual
niick. while at Kodiak. Uyak, Seldovia
and Port Graham, the season closes
with only half a pack. .
A full nack. however, is reported from
Chtirnik and Port Muller. The heaviest
run of fish in Bristol Bay came July 4
while fishermen were celebrating. One
fisherman who was attending to busi
ness caught 3000 fish.
NAVY TO PLAY WAR AGAIN
Task of Defending Coast From Imag
inary Foe to Be Given Fleet.'
NEWPORT, R, I.. Aug. 8. The At
lantic fleet is again to be put to the
test of protecting the Eastern seaboard
from Invasion by a supposed foreign
not Admiral Fletcher.' its commander.
announced tonight that officers of the
naval war college were at work map
ping out the problemsjof another war
ramft to take place after the target
practice in Narragansett Bay next Fall.
The maneuvers will be based on les
sons derived from the mimic war of
last June, when the "enemy" fleet ac
complished its purpose in enecting a
landing on the shores of Chesapeake
HAITI EN BRIGAND TAKEN
American Forces' Repress Disorder
on Part of Bandits.
PORT AU PRINCE,' Aug. 8. The
Presidential election to fill the place of
General VUbrun Cuillaume. who was
removed from the French legation by
. moh of Haftiens July 28 and shot to
death, has been postponed indefinitely.
The American naval forces today at
Croix-des-Boquets, near Port au
Prince, repressed some disorder on trie
nrt of a. band of brigands. The chief
of the band was taken prisoner and
placed on board " the United btates
rn.i.nr Washington. Other disorders
are reported to have occurred at St
March and Aux Capes. Details are
PAROLED MEN THRIFTY
Released jConvicts Put Aside Money
, From Their Earnings.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 8. (Special.)
The report of Parole Officer Whyte to
the State Board of Prison Directors
concerning the condition of the 783 men
on parole shows that during July they
earned 824,338.82. enabling them to set
Since the inception of the parole sys
tem in 1893 the 342,2 men paroled have
earned $31,152.44, their living expenses
were $24,338.82, enabling htem to set
$432,494.09. Of this number 709 have
violated their paroles and 121 commit
ted new crimes
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAITS IN TRENCHES
New Spirit of Endur
DEFENDERS LIYE IN DARKNESS
Bottles of Chemicals to Com
bat Poison Gas at Hand.
ENEMY, -TOO, IS HIDDEN
Correspondent Describes Visit to
Advanced Lines, Where Soldiers
Long for Moment to Leap
Up and Ont Into Light.
BY RALPH PULITZER.
(Special cable dispatch to the New Torlc
World. Copyright. 1915. by the Prea
Publishing Company. Published by ar
rangement with the JrId. )
FIELD HEADQUARTERS OF THE
FRENCH ARMY, via Paris, Aug. 3.
On the anniversary of the last day of
the world's peace, the S65th day of the
war, 1 stood in the darkness of a very
advanced front trench.
A short section where I stood was
roofed and bomb-proofed. Through a
row of narrow rifle slits came little
beams of daylight that rested In flecks
on the white, chalky back of tha
trenches and were thrown up faintly
against the logs of the trench roof.
Dimly. I could gradually make out
a narrow plank standing platform run
ning along below the silts. A card was
tacked to the wooden frame of each
opening bearing the name of the par
ticular soldier to whom that opening
belonged. Above' each slit hung (or
could hang) Its owner's rifle in nlins
from the roof.
Gas Antidote Kept at Hand.
Every few yards, set In little recesses
dug out from the back of the trench,
stood fat bottles. They contained
chemicals with which to soak the sol
diers' mouth-coverings if attacked, by
The trench was nearly empty of men.
But at tho loophole nearest me stood
the rigid figure of a soldier. His legs
were invisible In the darkness. His
body showed up vaguely. His face was
brilliantly lighted by the thin blade ot
light through the rifle slit. He stood
silent and motionless, his eyes Intently
focused out Into the sunlight.
No Living Thing Visible.
I looked through the next slit,
through a spider's web of barbed wire,
between stunted black posts, across 200
yards of green grass and wild flowers,
at another' tangle of posts and barbed
wire with a narrow furrow of white
chalky soil running along Just behind
it the German trenches.
Not a living thing was in sight in the
sunny loneliness. There was silence
except for the crack, crack, crack ot
striking bullets from inaudible German
rifles. I looked back at the face of the
"guetteur." the watcher. His eyes,
fixed on the narrow white- line, were
puckered with lntentness. but his Hps
were parted In an easy, good-humored
smile, brightening a face young, clean
cut, alert, calm and very patient.
New France I Symbolised.
He seemed to symbolize the spirit of
th nw France, the France of endur
ance, of determination, of buoyancy, of
patience, the stoic France that can keeu
.n.nt nrt motionless, the France that
can stand in the darkness undismayed,
watching and waiting till the moment
comes to' leap up and out into the light.
Thrmiirh nowerful glasses the onicer
chnwi me little nuffs of smoke float
ing up from the sunny, silent, peace
ful landscape. They were from the ex
ploding shells. To the right I saw high
clouds of smoke rising lazily into the
air out of some woods. It was a house
in the German lines fired by French
shells. Though the little puffs of smoke
were only here and there on the land
scape, everywhere I could see through
the glasses the microscopic figures of
peasants working busily in their fields,
bringing in the harvest. Many were
soldiers helping out, but many were old
men, boys and women. Again the scene
Behind the soldier watching in the
bombproof were the innumerable tiny
plodding figures, undaunted by the
abrupt little puffs of smoke, doing their
patient share toward bringing in the
Trip Especially Arranged. '
The trip, which I was taking to the
trench front, had been most kindly
arranged for me by the French gov
ernment S3 a special trip for my par
ticular benefit. It had the advantage
of enabling us to go into portions of
the advanced trenches, where the larger
parties could not go for fear of pre
cipitating shelling by the Germans.
We had not gone rar when I heard
a sound like a boy cracking a toy
whip: "A bullet striking near us," ex
plained an officer ahead of me.
I found .it almost impossible to tell
the difference between the- report of
the French guns and the explosions
of German shells. An officer told me
that their time table nickname for
French gun reports was "departs"
(departures), while that for the Ger
man shell explosions was "arrives"
Of course, if either gun or shell ex
plosion or both should be very near to
you you can easily tell the difference, if '
there la enough of you left to tell
anything. . ,
We walked on wun cne toy ni
(Concluded oa Pase 2, Column 3.)