The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 25, 1914, Page 22, Image 22

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French Artist Learns of Teu
. F"l 1 a I It t M
f sUimouuciit Laga uiiLii oucani
." of Maimed Warriors Begins
n 1 1 o t win rtrT rre i i r-- i v. t m
ton's Belief That Strife
Was Thrust UporvThem.
-i .a
! . to Pour Into London.
bitter Against England
i!':f v)'t --i' IS U liy2
Xa Serious Pasblon, Bat "With JTo TTn
asiness, Thousands of Becrults
Join the Army.
Iiy II. C.
London, Oct 24. Three carloads of
wounded Tommies did more to g;iln re
cruits for England's .new army than
all the lords of England lumped. Lord
KWehenerTiad blandly hinted that con
scription might become necessary. Kari
Roberts had said the same thing blunt
ly. All the other men of title had
hammered It Jn. Still recruits dribbled
In at the rate of a few hundred a day.
Jlalf the tlrrie the recruiting sergeants
Mat In the pavilions twiddling their
Then one day the wounded began
to come home.
At 5 o'clock that day London was
contentedly unaware that a war was
going on Hofar as surface Indications
showed At G o'clock the 'buses and
taxis plying on the Strand rah Into an
Immovable niass of people and stuck
there. Charing Cross station was in
vested by a smiling, goodt-natured,
iulet army. No one cheered. .It isn't
the English fashion, it appears, to
cheer. In momenta of tremendous
.strain It is permlcsable to Bay, "Hear,
hear." No one wept. No one fluttered
Becrultlng' Begins In Earnest.
from the top of a stalled 'bus one
could see a narrow, shifting lane
through the crowd. Now and then a
taxlcab worked thrdugh it. Always
the crowd gave way before it ana
filled in Immediately behind. The tall
blue helmets of urgent policemen
might be discovered at intervals. They
pushed and ordered and no one paid
the least attention to them. In those
taxis "were Tommies very smiling,
grubby, smeared Tommies for the
most part smoking cigarettes. Every
one grinned back In friendly fashion.
Now and then an ambulance came
through with blinds down. Sometimes
a white, drawn tnan was held upright
In the cab by the arms of a sympa
thetic nurse. Then the people In the
street fell silent.
The next day recruiting began In
: earnest One was reminded of the
line In one of Kipling's stories "The
Athlones had seen their dead." Still
Ixmdon took matters in a quiet, mat
ter-of-fact fashion. The youngsters
lined up before the recruiting ser
geants Joked with each other. The
men and women who peered through
the bars of the tall fence about St.
Martin In the fields at the awkward
squad drilling there wore pleasant
smiles. Then- were no evidences of
strain or uneasiness. But recruit's
'came in at the rate of 5000 a day
quite as many as the antiquated ma
chinery of the war office was prepared
to handle.
Paris and Xiondon Different.
Throughout the early weeks of this
war one Is continually being struck
by the different mental atmosphere
of Paris and London. A flag floats
above every third business place in
Paris. Every other man you meet
, wears a uniform. One cannot get a
taxi because all the taxis are being
used by soldiers. It Is quite safe to
ay real Borry tor Belgians and
ETen rrencb but the Engllaa
Two views of a fort at Namur after the German gunners had established their range.
Clemens Delbrueck Declares
Plans Are Too Well Laid
to Exhaust Food Supply.
Turkey Is Levying
On Entire People
Requisitions Flour, Corn and Other
Food Products From acarcaants and
Animals From "Entire Population.
Petrograd, Russia, Oct 24. The
Turkish government is making requi
sitions on the merchants, especially
those of the Christian faith, for flour,
corn, rice, olives, petrol, macaroni and
other articles. At the same time the
whole population. without distinction
as to nationality or religion, has been
ordered to deliver horses, mules," oxen,
carts and other means of transport
to the military authorities.
Exact information has been received
here to the effect that prices of bread
and other foodstuffs are increasing in
Germany, indicating that things have
reached a serious pass.
Even greater importance is attached
to the statement that the German
Much Is Told That Is Not True About Incidents at Front
Writes Herbert Corey, Who Punctures Several
Cases of Piffle.
Berlin ("Via London). Oct 24. Ger
many's position, economically and
financially, is such as will enable her
to carry the war to a successful con
clusion, in the opinion of Vice Chan
cellor Clemens Delbrueck. The coun
try cannot be starved out declared the ministry of war is urging boy from
vice chancellor. In a long interview re- 16 years of age up, all unemployed
centiy. men and those belonging to the land
Unemployment was steadily decreas- sturm" who are more than 50 years of
Ing, he said, with from 5,000,000 to age, to volunteer for active service
6.000.0U0 men in the field. Many in- at the front
dustries were working overtime on war Russians think that Germany may
orders, and measures had been taken succeed in importing grain from other
to divert labor from idle branches to countries, but its supply of soldiers
must soon come to an end.
busy departments,, until the unem
ployed numbered only from 6 to 7
per cent of the workingriSen In the
Measures have bnpn takwi nlen tn
ay that every secona Dusiness nouse j th flnnnio anri th r
Is closed. Upon the window you wUl trade and industry on a war footing.
ODserve a caiu. These have been so thoroilehvl kuc-
rne proprietor ana m """ cessful that a general moratorium tin.
have gone to serve wun tne- army, doubtedly would be warded off dur-
Thls shop will not be reopened until Ung the entire war, said Herr Del-
arter tne war. . I brueck. nlflinp nrmon v n a fa k,
Here no shops are closed except ter position after the war than that
.aTrr ; JTZZL ;! A?1 issued an appeal in which
"i"1 "- - 1 lotieu oy a moratorium. I she says
Amer.can pauuuo " Man and Work TTnlted. "I want you all to help me send a
kV::?. TnnnTni .7 a losZ Some . abor PA caP.ltai. conservative, so- Christmas present from the wnole na-
I Princess Mary Has
Big Christmas Plan
Appeals to British. People tor Present
for Every Soldier at the Front in
European "War.
London. Eng.. Oct. 24. Princess
By Herbert Corey. 1
London, Oct. 24. There's the Rus
sian myth and the courtmartlaled gen
eral myth and the war correspondent
myth and the Kitchener myth
This war Is chuck full of myths.
Very little of the real truth Is being
permitted to seep out from any quar
ter. Consequently, as people must
talk. Interesting Inventions are accept
ed as solemn facts. They may have a
backbone of reality.
"Kitchener Is running this war. He
visits France each week-end and out
lines the strategy for the next seven
All Great Britain believes that
Doubters find they are not regarded
as clubby companions. Loud skeptic
ism would probably be rewarded by
deportation or arrest England simply
could not comprehend the mental atti
tude of one who refuses to believe
that England Is running the whole
in words. Not only have the English
soldiers done valiant service, but the
English navy has swept the seas free
of German ships. At the outset the
delay in the French mobilization con
fronted them with an enemy superior
in numbers. Thanks to the Belgian re
sistance, and less particularly to the
English aid, the German rush was
England could not have avoided this
war once German aggression began.
England feels that it is essential to
her continued life certainly to her
prosperity that Germany shall not
hold the Belgian and Holland ports. If
France had not been a party to tht
war .at all England must have resisted
aggression upon Belgium with her full
strength. Hence the complete cooper
ation of the English and French
forces. The idea that an English gen
eral has been permitted to assume su
preme command of French forces en
gaged in resisting an enemy on French.
Prussian Boys To
Form Reserve Army
London standard Say Special mili
tary DrXUs In German Empire Be
gin at Age of 14 Tears.
London, Oct 24. A dispatch to the
Standard from Berlin says: Several
states of the German empire are tak
ing vigorous steps to organize boys
who have not yet reached the age of
enlistment, which is 19, for military
service. The Prussian minister of
education has Issued a decree author
izing the head masters of elementary
and secondary state schools to take
necessary measures In conjunction
with military authorities to raise a
reserve army consisting of boys be
tween the ages of 16 and 19. Boys
between those ages will be available
(By n Interortooal Ncij get-rlca.)
Paris, Oct 24. A wellS known n
distinguished French artist, who was '
sent to the front to get Inspiration for
war pictures, was captured by the
Germans at St Gerard, hear Namur.
He gives the following yjvld account
of his experiences:-
After sleeping In ,-. v.
Zouave prisoners, a sol ,er standing
over ue vrfth fixed bayort we were
caueu ai a o'clock next morning. The
prisoners were told to jVeel potatoes
for the field kltrhon t i
. Afiouu inj
tonet while a guard followed m hiif
At 6 o'clock all the soldiers began to
lu"n "P- wraers came from the offi
cers like pistol shots, the click of "heels
and the thud of shoulder- irmi coming
as from one man. Woeito th mn
slightly out of line! The f'lose cropped
officer spat at him. A flow of ex
pletives showing his leeti ! like a tiger
ready to spring.
I was placed ln the middle of a
marching column; and air t was loaded
wun my jtnapsack and W oat (a sol
dier near me carrying: mv r.anrn I
could take part in the sensations of
tne men under the irottdisciplino of
the officers. The road lay- inches thick
of chalky dust which rose ln clouds
above our heads. '
Never were we allowed to ooen out
as I had seen the marching Belgians
ao ana let tne air circulate. We plodded
on the whole day, the orjy rest being
when there was an occasional block
on the road. The march-was as if on
parade. Should one fall o.jjt of step the
shouts of his superior : toon brought
him up.
BTo Salt for F pd,
"Now and then men jpere waiting-'
wfth buckets and as the Lolumn swung
by the soldiers dipped In their alum
inum cups. Another rhan would bo
holding a biscuit tin full; of sweets, or
it might be hand fu la prunes, but
still the march went oni
"It was remarkable to see" the field
postoffice at work; the; armed blue-
Preparations Being Made by coated ptmi stood by ; marchm
, .. u ir column receiving the po (cards handed
England to House Half a to them- Son,ftlmM at icer would
hand over a fowling pit je or antique
ivmiion Men,
in England for the bousing of half a
million soldiers. The work is beine
for active service in tho field when carried on at various military camps
with the address hangiri t from it
"At noon I was handfei over to of
ficers and I left the regiment I was
London Cx-t K TR MM1 tn v "
V-lj- T . i . . , , I v-i. v-A-OJO wiu tuuiu uunei Vd IUO HIM.
they are trained. Those between the
ages of 14 and 16 are to receive spe
cial military drill, to enable them to
become active soldiers when they at
tain their sixteenth birthday.
In Berlin itself several regiments of
lads between 16 and 20 have already I have been completed
been formed, and similar reports come I ready for occupancy,
Kitchener does visit France every 18 only one the myths that hav
from many provincial towns. ine I sei ton farK. Work u being rushed
ministers of education of Saxony and at all places, but It Is doubtful if the
other constituent states of the em- government will be prepared to take
plre are taking identical steps in co- care of all -the 500,000 men it expects
operation with the military autnon- I nouee Dezore ine Baxter part or no-
noie.s r"u' Vrrid to shut clal,st liberal trades unions, have tion to every sailor afloat and every
manufacturles have been forced to shut I orlr. . . . . ".J? nn rh,:,t,
n.,t il... iu.n An Tint show I uouu m mo luicrcsia ovivuci wu
down. But these things do not sn ow if the Fatnj wltn tQ imper!al eve when, like the shepherds of old.
t-i, th on! ei! labo- bureau," said the vice chance!- they keep their watch, doubtless their
so nearly London of 1913 that one ex
asperated American complained:
"This la a rotten sort or a country.
lor. "As - an efficient lntermedlaxv. thought will turn to home and loved
the bureau has obtained workers who I ones left behind. Perhaps, too, they
u J lor. tKA4n 1 , , I n 1 1 .V. rlov, wrVtcvn o Vi i 1 ran
aT. tt,. midst of a ereat uit..uiS vreimau s promising " ' -"
but rhen t rde down the harvest. This Is an Instance show- themselves they were wont to hang up
war but when I roae aown ine . . . ... . , th.i, ctkimro TiHni7 what th
Thames from Hampton Court to Rich- - " "Tf V"." . rJrlZr i?.nT.
a t .hunt in.inn oum is i
inuuu jrcoic.o, i true in the mining and sMnh.HM!n "I am sure we will be hannler on
young men lying on tneir oacK mDoa . rrhrirm- momi, ri that wo
Being paouieu 6" -t th nf iht ,j, hv l.ln hv .m1i Httl tnlcn
-wam.v 1 " ' " " - - " " . ...Q " . w - w .
the hours of labor have been short- 01 love and sympathy something use-
week-end. He goes to consult with
General French and the other English
leaders. He also consults with General
Joffre and the French general staff.
grown up out of the mist in which all
operations have been shrouded.
And the newspaper Faker.
There are two war correspondent
And Joffre said to me: 'Hank.
how can I ever repay you for this
Lead Battle Charge
Neverthelees, London haa awakened.
V :J. i VI 4m.l lib- all
if, imala T her menul DrocegseV ar hned- the tradea ds working most ful or of permanent value, the making
Jardy And she o Vorntulas ?or , this equalization. They of which may be the means of pro-
-u 1- -,mtlr.n Thr toa o hit nf ",v. ' ttuajjiea lor """S ou-uwm iiaucs u
T. " 1 . ..Tn ' ',": tne kind of work assigned by the Im- I versely affected by the war.1
cneenns j. u. '"'- v"- perial Labor Bureau. Thus, of tr.e It is hoped that the appeal will re-
uvum r I - rr t , , ' h , lt'000 men sent to East Prussia at suit in the raising of $500,000 for
next day the papers, mildly deprecated the openlng of war to Ubor on gifts, which will take the form of em-
"the unseemly noise But she is very fortifications, not a single man proved bossed brass tobacco or cigarette boxes,
frJ???' UD"l ..... PiPe and 'Under lighters and candies
o u. -- w.-w """""""" , A"ere is a certain diflculty regard- for the Indian troops.
mm 'ciuiuu mo ... . mg raw materials. One of the first
nnnn. f I tar if mv a onus Int. I n . . 1 . .
c.-wiuvu i oiciia w..en wnen tne war began was r 1. A TT 1 i
ance: to form an organixaUon to InsUtute Sllftft"n ATft 1 1 Rftfl 1.0
"Look out for the man who comes a careful stock taking and take over a-1 U ODU
towaro you wnen ne ngnm, ana nimes i certain necessary materials, the same
as be comes." to be later served out to the Indus-
; ,There has been a tremendous out-1 tries In need of them. We found the
pursi oi coanwuw ""w CD sreaicr man naa been ex- Cossacks Bald to Drive nocks Tata
t- tnnlf in more than 110.000.000 Dected. and certnlr, hii i vrtwsc Mia so imv jtjcxs xnto
in two weeks, and no one knows how obtained ln eonsldhiA n.ntit - "Wire Tangles and Then Bids Over
many other funds there are. There j countries occupied by our armies. I the Animals' Bodies.
. u. rr.a uut London, Oct 24. A correspondent
ly Interfering projects of relief. So "I do not doubt that neutral coun- of the raily Mail, who has been trav-
znany - . welr own mterst will endeav- ellng ln the East Prussian field of op-
ters has come a plaintive plea that no or tp create markets for their goods, erations, describes a Cossack device
more efforts of the sort be organized, particularly the United States for her to overcome wire entanglements. He
mil mat gencruany " c- iuuuu, uur ropuiauon can De starved I says:
latins cnanneis. r.yerj jusubu oumui uui aa uttie as can our ndnshHM 1 rrv i - i
vou meet is making garments for the Germany produces almost I XT"6.? t "s X
B0ldiers:, , , . n.? conaumpUon of breadstuffs batteries they drive Immense flocks of
t-iney are n i y" """f' 7 " ", aexiciencies in sheep and cattle before them right on
to our forces." complained a humorous Wdw ""p" We.are, PrePar to the tangled mass of wire. They
. Oinciau ive uu v i r "J rauvmti use oi our then charge their horses over the
Bderclotbes. Too. can't get Into -n: Mf "ops Particularly potatoes. gSoxS fTeah, sabering the gun!
ana-wnen you o Bc- ' " ' b, , " t can ners ln the very trenches behind,
get 'em off." D u ln nxasJng bread or fodder." --rhi- nian. however, was soon
There is no question that a valuable j myths. One begins this way
suggestion by Kitchener would be j "I stood on the battle front today
gladly acted upon, uut he aoesn t is- wlth General Joffre. 'Joffre.' I said
sue any oraers 10 uj m Ln him If von will t9V. -cr
recUng the movements of 3,000,000 AJ JoffrA sal1 tn .HanU
Frenchmen engaged ln repelling an
armed Intruder upon their dearly loved I hint? "
15-rance. i a , a motto. t
Ever since the war of 1870 the Hit t(,nt n ' a v.
French general staff has studied the C3lTI yiy hear the guns. Any
single problem of how to whip the other sort of a general wouid J&m
Germans in the next war. This war mot0r. The general wt r.rt. anH
is being fought out upon plans the issues orders for operations extending
bedplates of which were laid years a battle front which may extend
ago. Jorire ana nis generais nave 150 miies. Also, war correspondents
wornea oui in me war wiicjso i ireer. it o afp distancn from nil con
for the direction or armies or millions eraiSi and from all members of the
of men engagea in repeiung armies general staff. If they were found by
composea oi minions qi oiuer me. i one Df these gentry they would cer
England's soldiers do not Know any- talnly be arrested. . A staff officer
thing about war on such a wnoiesaie I hates a war correspondent only second
plan. They have been engaged In I to the enemy. Half a dozen war cor-
fighting by the regiment ln a bush. I respondents were arrested last week.
Perhaps not one or tnem nas ever i As fast as they are located the key
commanded an army or 40,wv men ia i ia turned on them.
Warns His Officers
Against Big Risks
The Czar Tells Bosslan Cadets He
Does Hot Bonbt Their Bravery, But
th Hation Needs XJves.
the field.
Myth of the Trench General.
"I know," said the British-made
correspondent of a New York paper.
that Joffre .had one of his generals
paraded ln front of his troops and shot
for his failure to support General
That's one of the war "secrets that
every one In London knows, but which
the censor would not pass, because it
might give military "Information" to
the enemy. My best Information is
that this "secret" is poppycock. A
French general was court-martialed
because he resented the fact (hat a
former su Dominate naa oeen promotea
over his bead. He refused to accept
orders from this man. He was se-
narmonv " " I J. HJB V12LU, 11UWCVC1, WM BWl) UZ11-
abnnHatii' I,?, . 7as Bovr tated by the Germans, who were Just
abundantly supplied With food that! ,rlM and successful ln earrvlnr
..rrM .r riiTllllPmCTin aounaanuy suppUec
C I I I Tl I v I- ll I nmilHn IILi I WOUln last nnHI v . m.
I iwwwin w , , w w,. .-w . w i - . u uvvrau iag c . nut'
DU ouppiy was so ample that next I
Tear thn flMs vnnM y. .i.... 1
-London. Oct 24. The Standard's crops ln which tw w o rt,. C1I WO RPRF1 v AP.T1UP
MmmAiutAiit at Mnm Havt- "Rim- I t , , ZT j. . , niw i rtw
w vr ' - I A. i-jiiii-iiiiiin - mvv m nvrt A4 If w I
sian news reaching Italy shows the I that the general situation w.
great empire Is in such a state of ebul- 1 largely to Germany's centralized or- Mnt, Oct 24 The poUce have
11 tion that nobody can say where the I ganizatlon, economic as well as politl-1 discovered in the malls the propav-
couianasm may iom mem. wiwtu w nerever It was nf Msarv tn I eanaa or a revoinuonarr (liiiiiM
rsoelved here say an Immense army, take steps ln any branch of Industry,! junta, located tn Hongkong. The eom
Toeaded by the czar, and characterized trade or commerce, he needed only the! munications were addressed to Fill
by a mixture of warlike and mystic little group of Interested ones with I nlno women arid were destined for un-
. elements, can be defined as a holy cru-I whom to discuss the matter, knowing I important agitators. The Incident is
we, avncing ana overwneinung ev- i mai meir aecision would be binding regarded mainly as a sen erne to raise
vryuuaB. i upon tne enure industry. money.
They can't get near the front Civ
ilians are not wanted there, especially
nosy civilians who might tell too much
truth about bad generalship. Wasn't
it Napoleon who said that "the best
general Is the one who makes the few
est mistakes"? The poor devils of
peasants who are caught between the
lines are sent out if need be. Usually
they go of their oWn accord. No one
is permitted to enter the battle zone.
Even If he was ndt interfered with
the correspondent could see but the
most vulgar fraction of the day's op
erations. The modern battle is too
great His view would be that of a
man trying to see a landscape through
a crack in a paling fence. And, as he
must stay at the rear or be arrested,
he gets his story from wounded men
rereiy pumaucu. uui w&iu w y,ova n mlT . T,m lm
ADd LFJJit-,? Z1! BS I mediately in front and straggler,
General French did so because French wddhelr clothes und
was ill me wiuur I h.oarlro anrl rtrn.te at a
leaders have been employing thetr 1 . , .
small army tactics ln a large army
campaign. They were out of line
with Joffres battle front Conse
quently, the British troops were
frightfully hammered. When it be-
rate of speed in garments borrowed
from peasants. The stories this war
has produced are as yet beneath con
tempt It Is perhaps the greatest war
the modern world has ever known, and
it is being recorded out of the mouths
came possible for Joffre to help them I . wftnn1 and rnnawava and
wnuoui enuiuseniis uis vma oj. ww.ue m jured peasants. This Is the other
"U bo. I rxrar mrrHmowbTlt mvth:
Joffre challenged General French I -w.- T u arrstd bv tha nr
to a duel. 1 mann th mnl commandinar ordered
More moonshine. . The two men had m .hot rt tha exercise of sntwr-
a bitter altercation, I am told, because human courage and ingenuity I es-
oi DTenco s misunaersxanaing us pan. I caned.1
jjTencn mougni ne naa Deen sname-1 just piffle. No war correspondent
ruiiy aoanaonea oy me uauio troops, has been in any danger of life from
wuuusuw urn... .u Mwuiiir i m oxriceTS or eimer army. wnen
tion of the right to run the machine I h la rsmeht he may be held under
when there were 100.000 Englishmen J guard for a time. If he has seen
ana z.uuu.uuu urencn in me ueia was i nothing of consequence he is shipped
an Impertinence. out His real danger comes from the
So they threshed the- misunderstand- ignorant peasant enraged by the de
ing out Since then the English have struct! on of their property and the
taken their rightful, relative place, outrages committed upon their wives
There was no duello nonsense on either and daughters and the ordered mur-
side. The French, value the English I der of their friends. Few peasants
throughout the country by local la
borers under military supervision.
Houses, or more properly bungalows.
are being erected, each being made to
accommodate 2a soldiers.
The first of the bungalows ordered
and arc now
They are at
Crimean War "Bats" It or inert
An interesting feature of the work
is the fact that at Aldershot a com
parison can be made with the "huts"
of 18 05, in which troops that took
part in the Crimean war were housed.
A few of these crude affairs still stand
but it is not likely that the govern
ment will utilize them as they are
hardly a fit abode for soldiers of to
day. More likely they will be torn
. . 4A yi 1, . 1 v V .. .
l.onaon. utt. i. n. k inn-i
. m n.. I fcJ" "
ter-s Telegram company Shelter for troops has always been
grad says that the reckless oxavery or a tter of primary Importance for
the Russian orncers, aauy uu6 thelr wc belJ)g Tenta become lm
in a long list of casualties, has con- poasible except in summer. In 1S53.
strained Kmperor iNicnma w uib iue a temporary waa formed at Al
commissioned cadets at Tsarsxoe-Selo dershot. in ig54 and 1865 there was
to be more cautious. established there what has become the
Addressing them, he said mat wnue iargest organized force in the United
he did not aouot tneir courage, ne Kingdom.
nded. all their lives, lie was certain Thi (.t3hilihmnt wa n.ttt
that all were ready to sacrifice their
hv thA Oimpan war and wnrfn huts
lives, but these should be reserved for Were then erected in which to- house
imperative circumstances, as me use- the soldiers. Now 60 years later
less depletion of orncers migm enuiu modern up-to-date bungalows are be
serious consequences. He concluded: ing built there for Tommy Atkins'
Therefore, 1 asic you vo iat care comfort
of yourselves."
Slayer of Wife Is
Sent to an Asylum
Improvement Zs Voted.
Aldershot ln 1855 was a very small
village and the camp has converted It
into a good sized town. The old home
of tha Tichbornes, which was used as
a hospital ln the Crimean war, still
stands mere, amid some of the wooden
"huts" which were used to bouse the
The comparison between the old huts
used in 1855 and the spick and span
bungalows of today shows how much
Resident of Salem, Has-, Found Onnty
of Murder ln Xondon and Declared
to Be Insane.
t TT 91 rharln ken- more care is being taken of the soldier
ry Weston, formerly of Salem, Mass, MafJ- - . . . .
was found guilty of the murder of his UUnOW fu5r Ttfit Pf1
,-m- Hma declared to Pt In perfect health if he is to
insane and committed to an asylum. valuable as a fighting machine.
Weston's wife was found. Bep tern Der j ,
22. In her home at Richmond, a su- TZ if-hoTIOT lin'f Ml C
burb of London, with her throat cut IlliUUUUUV;! UUU JULikJ
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The Westons were popular tn the I London, Oct 24. A new story on
American colony of London and were I Lord Kitchener is going the rounds
thought to be living happily together. I now. And it is a typical Kitchener
Weston was a prey to the hallucination I story. On one of the first days after
that the Germans were about to over- I he had taken . command of England's
run England.
nondent carries are of little value. If
he is arrested he Is quite safe. The
danger Is that a pitchfork may be
thrust Into him.
The one war correspondent who was
in even the slightest danger was
young man named Jerbeau, who rep
resented a Chicago paper ln Belgium.
He is French by birth and Belgian by
residence and sympathy. It is little
wonder that the Germans at first be
lievedor said they believed that he
was. a spy. tTventuaiiy tney put mm
war forces he sent word to a postoffice
official to send him 24 telegraphers
for field work at once, word was
sent back that owing to the great rush
of business they could not be spared.
"You tell him to nave 24 men here
within one hour or 111 go down there
and get them myself," thundered K of
The telegraphers presented them
selves to him in less than an bout.
velous organization of the column. The
pace : was at a walk, bqt continuous.
"Ammunition wagons," field pieces.
uuw liucu nuu iivur. wnuis uuuia
of enormous pontoons pulled by heavy
horses, and great traction engines pull
ing siege .guns, landeaus and motor
cars filled with doctors and officers,
whose only distinguishing mark is a.
strip of color at the yneck all ad
vanced at the same pace.
"Should a slight block' occur tbe
whole column would stop as one train,
the drivers passing th message back
by a pumping movement made with
the fist on high. Th6 warning of a
declivity or bend ln the road passed
backwards like musketry fire. All ve
nicies belonged to the ; army. Some
had chalked on their gry sides "Berlin-Paris."
"Sometimes the colum would let an
enormous grey motor orr Dibus dash by,
and through the glass - sides I saw
staff officers bendlnf ! over maps.
Every driver and servl. man carried
his weapons, the great : ragons Simply
bristling with rifles. ; j
Befntfeea Are Paths' to to Ses.
"On our way we pa ied crowds of
peasants returning to their ruined
homes. It was pitiful to see them
humbly raise their bakM to the in
vaders. We passed mfay villages la
Locked up houses were instantly
broken open and searchejd. The better
class houses were plllxed for wine.
every soldier marching;' with bottles
sticking out of his knasack.
"A French aeroplSnedaringly flew
above the column, the German shrap
nel ineffectively bursting like little
balls of thistledown underneath it ;
'At last, at a village ar the Frencn
frontier, I was set down in the lit
tered malrle, where, at a long table
lighted by the unshadedight of lamps.
staff officers were qtficiuy w.ntingt.
giving out orders between tha puixs of
cigarettes. At -a word the alde-de-
camns stood at attention . clicking their
boots and their hands -t the Bide like
statues. -3 -
'Great bundles of detailed maps
were brought in and distributed for
the following day's mrch. Then tba
room was left to the cjerks, who were
writing all night with bottle of wine
on the table. Broth rom the field
kitchen with black bred, hard as a
brick, made an excellent supper with,
a bottle of filched Bungundy.
"After sleeping In the open hall, the
next morning I was given papers to
return, one staff officer kindly giving
me the used half of his military map.
The Impression I ; gathered from
conversation with the officer was
angry surprise that England had Joined
with their enemy. On said he was
sorry for the Belgians and even for
the French, but they woald never for
give England. Even superior officers .
were under the Illusion that war bad
been forced upon'therri-
eupport more than can bo expressed can read, and the papers each correaw considering his antecedents.
Unite Against Rornnwnls
Athens, Oct 24. A binding tender
standing has been reached between
in o op.ll anrt will likelv keer him there I Turkey and Bulgaria, for & combined
until the was is over. At any rate, j attack on Roumanla in the event the
that fa what thev oromlae. He Is latter power aicacxs 'wma xnis
laxsrelv to blame for this. It was a Information was given from anthorv
fnnlharriv bit Of business on his Dart I tauve iomgn uiiJivmuu ciruwxsiu
to attempt to follow the German army, I anatlng from official dispatches of
three different governments.
London, Oct 24. H es-an example
of the patriotism shc j-n by some of
the English. A man veil over 40, but
erect and rugged, was anxious to serve
his king and his country. How to get
by the examiner puzzled him, as the
age limit is 40. Butane resolved -to
make & desperate try. ? He shaved off
his - mustache. donrw d his most
"sporty" suit and presf kited himself. .
"Age T' snapped the f if f iclaL
"Twenty-eight" was the reply."
"Eh," and the of fi $al looked . op
sharply. And then as his left eyelid
moved perceptibly he 1 Id-I