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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 19l4
KAISER RUSHES 320.000 TROOPS FROM EAST PRUSSIA TO AID DEFENDERS ON THE AISNE
LIKE HAPPY BOYS
ON FIRST PICNIC
Battle-worn Tommy Atkins
Transfers Amiens Railway
Station Into Scene of
'8! la 3
DUBLIN, Sept. 17.
, It seems rather a paradox to describe
, tho arrival of a traluluad of wounded
soldiers at a ifl.Hu ay station an a scene
of rovelry, yet such Is tho account given
by the special correspondent of th" free
man's Journal at Amiens under eiter
day's date. Ilo writes:
"'A train of twenty carriages came In
loaded with COO Tommies. Sixty f tluni
wero wounded, sent down from the Iter o
' Iront between Mons and Charlerol Th o
wero not serious' cases sufficient onlv to
put our men out of the battle line f t a
upell bullot wounds and cms on tlie 1'gs
chlelly, swnthed hands and spllntei. I
Angers, and gashes and rips In nrm ivi J
shoulders. Not one had A face w umd
and every one of theso boys was am
orous to gel back again In the tlil k if
the business. The station was hushe 1
and quiet until the fateful train mmc In
And what happened? Why nothing m re
or less than a gala performance In kh,ki
Instead nf a dismal cortege this Incoming
troop trnln presented a scene of sheer
"Every carriage window was full nf
brown, Jollv, dirty, shaggy faces faces
with week Id beards to them, but alight
' With quick, keen cheerful eyes. Hat
were Waved, songs wero sung, and fiom
' tho first carriage door which was flung
open a Highlander hopped out, to the
astonishment of the waiting crowd, and
did a fllng-a fling with a limp to it It is
' true, but a Highland fling for all that,
and most entertaining to the crowd. They
would say ery little of the lighting save
that It w-as fighting anil no mistake, a
continuous roar of flame and fury, hard,
hot, thirsty work Plenty to eat. though
everything splendidly managed, and not
a single man Jack of them caring a lot
"The clamorous demand of all these
iray wounded was for a fag. Their com
missariat had been excellent, their grub
prime and coffee, but somehow in thH
great world shnttcrlac war which was
Just beginning and ringing Its glim tale
of devastation and death down the nges,
somehow there had te n a most deplor
able shortage of clga'cttes. A 'Wood
bine." Nobody thiough the entire length
and brenilth of the miens Ions amval
. platform had ever heard of a 'Woodbine';
, but when, after much gesticulation and
dumb show, Tommy had made his mean
ing plain, thwre are showers of black,
pungent Trench clcarettet, in the yellow
wrappers nt his disposal.
"The fraternizing was splendid, Im
mensely jolly A Blackburn Tommy,
after having shed his last possible button,
produced a mouth organ from somewhere
MnBhlu of him, and plaj.ed with the execu
tion of a master at this revelrous nui-
i Jh.it familiar ditty. 'We Won't Go
Home Till Morning' There was a speedy
and hilarious settlng-to, partners bowing
and seraplng fin spite of limps and
twinges), and in a brace of shakes tho
British soldier and his brother acms the
water were dancing a J'g with all tho
abandon in It of Hampstead Heath on a
PILOT'S DEATH GRIP
SAFELY TO EARTH
Photo by International News Scrlc.
THE DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING NEWS FROM THE FRONT
The road of the newspaper correspondent has been a very rough one. The picture shows Belgian soldiers examining the passports of newspaper corre
spondents at a railway near Malines.
French Wound and Capture
Scout When Gust of Wind
Turns Machine Over.
Queen Alexandra Hears
Story of Fight in France
Between English and Ger
LONDON, Sept. fby mall to New Yuik).
Calling at the London hospital to visit
the wounded soldiers brought from the
front. Queen Alexandra listened with the
closest attention to the story of a thrill
ing battle in tho air. told to her by a
wounded prtvate of the Itoyal Engineers.
Tho fight was between a Oorman aero
plane and French and English air craft.
which sailed away to Rive battle to Hie
Invader, and ended their pursuit only
when the German machine fluttered down
BERLIN, Sept. 1" (By courier from Rot
terdam to New York).
How a German aviator gained control
of n falling aeroplane after his companion
had been killed Is described In a thrilling
letter received by his father here today.
"Dear father: I am lying here In a
beautiful Belgian castle slowly recover
ing from wounds which I thought would
kill me. On August 22 I made a flight
with Lieutenant J., a splendid aviator,
and established the fact that th; enemy
was ndvonclng toward us. In the legion
of Uertrix we came Into heavy rain
clouds and had to descend to 3000 feet. As
we rame through the clouds we were
seen and an entire Trench division began
shooting at us. Lieutenant J was hit In
the ubdomen. Our motor was put out of
commission. We were trying to voloplane
across a forest In the neighborhood, when
suddenly I felt the machine give a Jump
I turned round, as I was sitting in front,
and found that a second bullet had hit
Lieutenant .1 In the head and killed him.
"I leaned over the back of the seit and
managed to reach the steering apparatus
and headed down. A hall of shots whis
tled about me. I felt tomethlng hit me In
the forehead. Blood ran Into my ecs.
was faint. But determination prevailed
and I retained consciousness. Just as we
were near the ground a gust of wind hit
the plane and turned my machine over.
I fell in tho midst of tho enemy, with
my dead companion. The 'red trousers'
were coming from all directions und 1
drew my pistol and shot thre flench
soldiers,. I felt a bayonet at my breast
and gavo myself up for dead, when an
" 'Let him live! He is a brave soldier.'
"I was taken to the commanding gen
eral nt the nth French Army Corps, who
questioned me. but. of court., got no In
formation. He said I would later bo Eent
to Paris, but as I was weik from loss
of blood and t-erlouidy wounded I was
taken into tho Held hospital and cared
foi The olllcors were very nUo to me,
and when the French fell back I took
advantage of the confusion to crawl un-
I dei a bush, where I remained until our
KAISER'S NEW PLAN
TO RUSH 8 CORPS
TO FIGHT IN FRANCE
Withdrawal of 320,000 Men
From East Prussia Defense
Risks Exposure of Berlin
ACCUSED OF SAVAGE
PRACTICES IN WAR
PETROC.nAD, Sept. 17.
Information was received at the War
Otllce toduv that eight German army
coips, numbering 320,000 men, which had
been sent East to repel tho Russian at
tack in East I'russln, and to strengthen
the Austrian forces In Gallcla, have been
withdrawn and are being rushed to tho
western zone of operations In France.
(This report contradicts yesterday's dis
patch that the Kaiser had gone to East
Prussia to take peisonal charge of the
campaign there, leaving the German
armies in Franco to pursue defensive
tactics against the advancing allies.)
LONDON, Sept. 17.
Tho movement of eight German army
corps from East Prussia to the theatre
of war In France is taken to mean that
tho Kaiser Intends to aim a final terrillc
blow at the allies in an effort to crush
the opposition In France.
Such a eourse is directly opposite that
which jesterduy was believed to bo tho
German plan. Tho withdrawal of tho
3M.000 soldiers In tho East can only re
sult In hastening tho advance of the
Czar'3 troops toward Berlin.
COPENHAGEN. Sept. 17.
According to a dispatch from Stock
holm, General Von Hlndenberg, the Ger
man commander In East Prussia, has
been recalled to take command of an
other army to he sent against the British
and Trench troops.
(This dispatch is confirmatory of one
from Petrograd salng ei,ht German
corps have been sent from the Eastern
to the Western theatre of warj
Berlin Is Told That French
Officers Are Powerless to
Stop Alleged Barbarities
of Southern Allies.
BERLIN (by way of Amsterdam), Sep
Wounded German olllcors who were
brought here today accuse tho Algerian
troops fighting with tho allies In France
with teirlble atrocities.
They charge that the French ofllcers
are unablo to tame the wild natures of
these African lighters., who delight in
torturing tho wounded and mutilating the
dead upon the battlelleld.
One of the wounded German ofllcers.
Lieutenant von Lenz, declares that Ger
many should make formal protest as.ilnbt
the uso of these so-y.-ihc Africans.
"They have been guilty of the most
aggravated cruoltles, some of which 1
witnessed," declared tho German ofllcer.
"In other Instances I have learned from
tho lips of witnesses how barbarously
these Algerians act. One wounded Ger
man soldier had his eyes gouged out by
a Turco, who used his sput for tho
"After one fight In which they had
puiticlpated the Turcos wont around
with their sabres cutting and slashing
the dead and wounded.
"There have been numerous Instances
where headless German boldlers have
been found. The Turcos hail decapitated
them, cairjlng off the heads as trophies
"Credit must bo given to theso Africans
ns fighters thouqh. They have no regard
for human life and have not the slightest
conception of fear. But their traits are
tho traits of savants and their chief de
light Is to Inflict cruelty God pity the
countryside upon which these wild
cieatures are turned loose without restraint."
AIR SCOUTS SAVE
SERB ARMY FROM
Servian Crown Prince With
draws From Proposed In
vasion of Slavonia March
Into Bosnia Continues.
NISH. Servia, Sept. 17.
That the Servian armies under tho
Crown Prince have found It Impossible
successfully to lnvadj Slavonia was ad
mitted hero today.
It was stated that the nrmy had been
recalled for Important strategic reasons.
It Is understood, however, that the real
reason Is that the Austrlans, In over
whelming force, hail planned a trap, dis
covered In time by the Servian air scouts,
whoso woik has bten responsible To
many of the successes of the present war.
The advance of the combined Servi-in-Jlontencgrln
armies into Uosnla contin
ues. Tho Invading foices have overcome
strong opposition aial ale now moving
against Serajevo and nlM through the
passes of the Ltpetn mountnlns In nn nt
tempt to take the valley of the Verbis
River and the Important town of Jaltza
Tho Austrlans have been repulsed in
every effort to check tho advance.
WAR MAY RECONCILE
CHURCH AND THE STATE
Heroic Work of French Nuns and
PARIS. Sept. 17. War may reunite
church and state In France.
Hundreds of nuns havo been recalled
from Belgium, to &h!ch country they
were expelled when tho religious orders
were dissolved, and are working as hos
Moreover there are 22,000 monks' On tho
battlefields. It Is thought Impossible that
the heroic work of both nuns nnd monk?
should be lost on a public which ts over
quick to recognize devotion to duty.
Probably the Concordat In France will
never bo seen again, but under a new
Pope It is believed that the war will In
duce a better understanding between
church and Government. Churches still
will remain tho proporty of the stale,
There will nt lenst bo an cm In which
not only national monuments, like Notre
Dame, but all churches will be main
tained nnd repaired at public expense.
BATTLE ALONG AISNE
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The wounded private said he was rest- i troops came.'
Ins on the ground after a hare) fltjht vVhen ..
. German aeroplane suddenly appeared LONDON KEEPS GUARD
directly over the British troops. Imme
diately from the rear French and British
aviators took to the an The troop3
lay still, watching siWntly the death
struggle above them First the British
and French airmen endeavored to out
nianeuver the German and cut off his
retreat. But the 'ierman began to climb
higher In the air and the British aero-
plane was teen to be mounting steadily,
trying to get above the foe and in a
better position to shoot
The Avhlr of the motors could be heu.nl
by the troops below as the machines roso
higher and higher, each striving to Bet
above the other. Then It could be seen
that the Englishman was above his foe.
The aeroplanes appeared as mere pcck9
In the sky. From far above came the
bound of a shot and immediately the Ger
man maehine began to descend Grace
fully It volplaned toward the earth under
perfect control. It landed safely within
the British lines, ran a short distance
along the ground and stopped.
The UrltUh soldiers rushed forward, in
tending to make the aviator a prisoner,
but stopped as they drew nearer. The
aviator was deud. He had been shot
thrqugh the head Hut before death h
liad set his planes for a descent and. with
his dead hands gripping the control, tha
traft had sailed to earth.
40 VETERANS AT REUNION
Survivors of 132d Pennsylvania Vol
unteers Heel; at Antietam Field.
llAQEnSTUWN. Md . Sept. 17. F orty
urvlvors of the 132d Pennsylvania Vol- , Rch scantily clad, unconscious on the
AGAINST GERMAN AIRSHIPS
Police Restrict Street Lights Air
LONDON', Sept. 17 j
Seutland Tard Issued a statement today I
saying that In view of the known power ,
and ranee nf modern Zeppelins the Com- J
mlssioner of Police has been advised by
the aviation department of the Admiralty
that It Is desirable to continue for the
present the diminution of lights In the
streets and shops.
An airship will be sent for several nights
to examine London from above, but some
time may be required for this to be car
ried out satisfactorily as Intensity of the
darkness varies on different nights. As a
result of this examination It is hoped to be
able to modify certain existing restrlc
lions In the meantime, the statement
says. It Is necessary In the public Interest
that the reduction of tho illumination of
streets and shops should be maintained.
UNCONSCIOUS ON SIDEWALK
Man Either Fell or Was Thrown
Prom Window Woman Arrested.
May Allen. 22 years old 516 North Sev
enth street today was held without ball I
by Magistrate llelcher after Charles Blch,
33 ears old. 51S North Seventh Btreet. I
had either fallen or been thrown rrom
a third-story window of the house, ltlch I
is In the Hahnemann Hospital with
broken ribs, a fractured skull and Internal
A telephone call to the Tenth and But"
tonvvood streets police station early today
sent Special Patrolmen Barry and Clark
to the Seventh street house They found
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Sho protested, saying she knew nothing
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Conflict Wages Desperately
Four Days Before Allies
Realize Advantage Over
Slowly Yielding Germans.
LONDON. Sept. 17.
Describing the battle of Alsno from
Solssons, under data of Scptembor 13 In
tho afternoon, the correspondent of tho
"The unending, terrific struggle lasted
four days and only now may one Bay that
victory Is turning In favor of tho allies.
"The town of Solssons cannot yet be
entered, for It Is still raked by artillery
and rifle fire, while rear columns of smoko
mark several points where houses arc
burning In the centre of tho fighting
lines where the allied pontoon corps have
been trying to keep tho bridges they suc
ceeded In constructing.
"Men from the front tell mo that the
combat has been a veritable slaughter
and that the unceasing flro of tho last
four days puts any previous warfare
completely In the shade.
"Several crossings wero effected Sun
day, but the German guns got the range
and compelled the forces to withdraw.
Last night, however, tho allies brought
up heavier guns and theso changed the
prospect. The British got a battery
across the river and the Germans wero
unable to reach It. The Germans there
fore moved to another position ftom
which they compelled thn British to re
tire and leave six guns behind. German
batteries hitherto not discernible wero
revealed, but under the protection of a
heavy bombardment two British batteries
got over and, planted at the bridge head,
very soon recovered the six guns and the
two German batteries were captured.
"On tho western sldo the French suc
ceeded In getting over three batteries and
a regiment of Infantry. About 1500 pris
oners have been taken today.
"I can clearly trace the abandonment
during the last three hours, of a number
of German positions by the smoke of
their guns moving further over the hills. '
$100 TO SEE BATTLE'
GETS MONEY'S WORTH
French Captain Said to Have
Sight-seeing Party Spec.
tacle "Worth the Price."
NEW ITOItK, Sept 17.-Jamcs A. yAt,
field, of Pittsburgh, who arrived w
yesterday from London by the Atlanu.
Transport steamship Menominee, n.
part of the battle of Mons. It cost Mm
$100; lasted eight hours, and the gM
he said, was worth tho money.
Mr. Wakefield was In Valenctttitm
when tho Germans began to throw their
heaviest forces against tho French ltd
Belgians, nnd the longer ho stayed awu
from the lino of battlo the more hi
longed to see It On "August 21 he n,,,
a captain of French artillery nnd M.
pressed tits desire to sco a real battle.
Tho captain, whose name was Antord,
said ho thought It could bo arrange'
but that It WOUld runt nhntit- itu ,. '
party of a dozen could bo procure I
mr. vvaKcncia torn tnia to some of hi
Woncis, and later informed Captain Aa.
tord that a party of eight was ready.
Tho money was subscribed, and at I
p. m. on August 24 Mr. Wakefield ml
seven other Americans were brought to
n placo within thrco miles of the ball!
of Mons. They wore carried In two spring
wagons, nnd, having tho necessary pasw
through tho lines, wero not molested lg
"Wo could nqt see n great deal," ui
Mr. Wakefield, "but we could hear plenty
of llrltig. Wo stayed on the scene until
la.rn.on August 2G, when firing began It
the rear, and we decided to go back. wt
saw 3S2 wounded and 32 dead eoldleri
brought out of the fight In British auto
mobiles. Tho cars were stripped of their
bodies and boards were built uut ntr
tho chassis so that each car could carry
li men. All were taken to Amlena,"
II. C. Bell, of Brunswick, Me., said U
had collected a number of French and
German bullets on the way from Baden.
Baden to Paris, and asserted that the
French missiles wero tho more humane.
"Tho Germans havo nccused the Frentl
of shooting poisoned bullets," he sail,
"but this Is not so. They contended that
blue bands around tho bullets neri
poison bunds. The French bullets arc cop
per Jacketed, are well balanced, and whti
they hit a man they mako a clean, small
"German bullets are steel Jacketed, an
nro so balanced that when they hit they
turn up perpendicularly and cnuse a til
and bad wound."
TURKISH ARMY REPORTED
WITHIN RUSSIAN BORDER
Petrograd Hears German Cav&lrr
Officer Is in Command.
PKTHOGRAD. Sept IT.
It Is reported by a seml-ofnclal sourti
that Turkey has concentrated a larp
army on the Bulgaria frontier.
General von Sanders, a Prussian cavalij
ofllcer, who has been nsslgned to service
In the Sultan's army, Is expected to com
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