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EVENING MrKJEB-PHILADEBPHIA', TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1918
HEROES OF GREAT
FIGHT ON SOMME
Mn From New Orleans to
Vancouver Win Laurels
. in Battle
"CANADIANS" FROM U. S.
By FREDERICK PALMER
' (Aeeredlted esreesr-endsnt with the Hrl(lh armr
of the proa of In UnttM Statu )
TTITH THE BIUTI8H AIUIY IX TUB
KIBLT), via, London, Bept It.
Now we may tell how all hinds of men
from the ends of the earth fought on 8ep
tember IE In what was the most dramatic
and picturesque battle of the Urltlsh army
In all Its two years In France.
In the same dressing station this week
the correspondent has seen Canadians, New
Zealandcrs, English, Scotch and Irish. New
foundlanders and Americans.
The KnRllsh guards were enjoined not to
mention those nrmorcd motorcais, called
tanks" which are to the credit of a quiet
nicer of enRlneers. 9
When six months aso the correspondent
" met him In London and asked what Job he
war on now he replied I "flh-h. Don't tell '
It was "tanks" he was working on thsn and
It was "tanks" that completed the wonder
ful business of this battle, t
Today, vvhen'tho correspondent wns call.
!ng upon a Canadian brigadier general, a
tank, called the "Cordon Jtoue," looking
j like n, prehistoric monster In a skin of mod
fern armor with engineers Inside came across
the field of shell craters, weaving Its way
i with python-like adaptability to all Irregu
larities under foot and up to the door of
the general's dugout
Tho skipper of the "Cordon Itougt"
lighted and with a phllegmatlo drawl an
nounced that ho reported for further orders,
Tho gensral laughingly bade him not to
start the brute down the stairs Into the
dugout, but to move It to one side and wait.
and the tank ambled with the bulky leisure
of a hippopotamus over some shell craters
to a place where It could be out or the way
, "CANADIANS" FROM IT. 3.
Then tho correspondent went oer the
ground which the Canadians had taken, up
to tho edge of the village of Courcelette,
which they stormed. He met Canadians
from Montreal and Toronto, Winnipeg and
Vancouver, but when ho asked some of
them what part of Canada they hailed from
they replied, "From tho name country you
do. the United States."
There were men with the acent of Mis.
sourl and New England, and there on the
oil of Franco men hailed each other In the
French tongue of Quebec.
"We got In the blc show, all right," said
ne of the Americans, "and that la what we
Against machine gun fire and shell fire
these Individuals, who found themselves
rushing Into the attack on the Somme
ridges, went to It In a manner worthy of
Civil War traditions. It was the Canadians'
first offensive on any big scale.
0 this rainy day one saw battalions of
them marching out from the trenches they
had won and other battalions marching In.
Those fresh from the fight were plastered
with mud, but triumphant, and a hundred,
stories they had to tell while, rain dripped
from their tarpaulins. And the wounded,
also drenched, had their atorles, too, of how
the boys had mado good.
"Confound cost and everything elso,'1
aald these men, determined to make good on
their first offensive and when the word was
given they started for Courcellette, which
they were to take.
Now this village had had less softenlntr
by preparatory shellflre, to clean out tho
strong points nnd nest of machine guns,
than any yet captured. Through the streets
to their new objectlvo marked on their
maps went these- fighters from the New
World, Including men from as far south
as New Orleans, as. well as men from Nova
Scotia and Vancouver, determined to get
there and make good. And they got there.
When no word came for some time, tho
ataff, sitting back of the center nerve of
intelligence trying to look perfectly tool
under shellflre, wondered If they were In
trouble, They Anally got word that tho
charge had gone beyond the v Marco to
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Bty digging themselves In that they hal
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WW IT TO TUB "TANKS"
"We Just left It to the bloomln' tanks,"
said one Londoner. "We had to take a'
chance on those machine guns shooting, Into
our backs It the tanks could not do the Job.
But orders were orders, as we were taught
when wo left our happy homr to go
soldering In France, and we had to reach
that point on the map. We reached It and
the tanks wiped out the machine guns."
Then Otero were New ZeaJanders. They
are known from tho Australians by the col
ored bands around their campaign hats.
They oome from a little country 11,008
"A proud and 'aughty lot to look at," said
a London cockney. "You might think they
was all lords, but when you gets to know
'em, ou And they'd human and most lien
eroue with their high pay."
The New Zealenders had their orders on
the map, of the "go there and stay there"
kind. Later the situation was such that
they wtro warned to try to hold against a
In the clouds of shells, smoko and whist
ling bullets, Information was as hard to get
ns In any earthquake, but soon came the
word, "wo stopped the counter-attack nnd
then we took some moro ground and are
going to hold that."
This cheered the staff as much as a col
umn of German prisoners going by, par
ticularly as things at some points were not
going so well.
When tho wounded came hobbling down
tho shell-swept roads, how their e)es lighted
when they woro told of successes at other
Absorbed In the mighty struggle, one liked
to gle them the good nows. And the
guards were In by this time. There was a
spectacular thrill' about that. They were
the regiments of the regular army, supposed
to guaid the King. When they came to tho
offensive they must show others the way,
though he body of a peer's oon Is no more
vulnerable to bullets than a cockney's
It was the supreme moment of tho guards'
tradition. They took their fint objectlvo.
Ilut they did not wait. They took their
second objective In tho same rush.
NOTHING! COULD STOP THEM
Not even the colonel of one of the regi
ments standing on a hillock blowing a
silver hunting horn could stop them
Tho guards were off and meant to stretch
a two-base hit to a three-bagger, machine
gun fire notwithstanding. How else could
they be tho guards? When they reached
their final objective, tho Irish In the guards
exclaimed, "Is this as far as they vv 111 allow
us to go?"
"Sure, and we have not got our second
wind yet "
Moro than onco, facing counter-attacks,
the British have gone out to meet tho Her
man attacks In the open with the bayonet,
and the Germans have done the same. All
past records of ferocity In fighting seem to
have been surpassed.
Down there, oppoelte Peronne, rests the
French right, while In today's mist and
rain tho guns have never ceased their
pounding, rnd the troops are marching up
to the front from the rear, with heads up,
eyes flashing, In battle exaltation and dis
regard of death, thanks to the ground won
by the slugging blows of this tremendous
ENTIRE BULGAR RIGHT WING
IN HASTY FLIGHT IN SERBIA
Centlnoed from rate On
the French War Office announced today In
Its report on Balkan operations It Is also
stated that In western Macedonia Serbian
troops had repulsed attack by German
troops at Vetrlnlk.
RUSSIANS HALT GERMAN
ASSAULTS IN CHAMPAGNE;
FRENCH GAIN ONTIIK SOMME
I'AIUS, Sept. 14.
The Germans broke out with live violent
attacks on the Champnfcne front last night
and rttempted n bold stroke aga'nit; Vfl
Man's Hill, northwest of Verdun, where
theie has been little fighting for feorrat
The War OITlco this afternoon Announced
that Uuealan contingents defcnd'ng tho
Chempagne front checked all the (ieriun
attacks with screen fire. Tho onslaughts
wore dellvored east and west of the Snusln-Somme-Py
road, the Germans loslntr heally.
Bad weather hindered operations on Die
Somme front, but eait of Berny tho French
mado .futthcr progress, taking some
The Oerman attack on tho Dead Man's
Hill Bector was directed against a trench
captured by the French yesterday, but was
The only advance on the Somme front
reported by tho War OITlco today, that east
of Berny, drove deeper" Into the German
lines tho vtedgo that now divides tho Ger
mans around Peronne from tho Bavarian
divisions operating near Chaulncs. Tho ob
Jcct apparently wae to extend tho French
iralns In this region and Improve tho posl
tlons against the possibility of heavy Ger
The recont righting on the front south
of the Somme left hundreds of German
bodlos lying In the open between the oppos
ing lines. The Bavarians defended their
positions with the greatest stubbornness,
and at many places tho French advanced
only after wiping out vvholo companies of
The rainfall was general along the vvholo
British front In Flandent and France. Tho
British troops spent tho night In lonsolidat
Ing their new positions northwest of
Bouleaux Wood, where the cupturo of the
"quadrilateral work" yesterday enable Gen
oial Haig'a men to ndvanco 1000 yards on
a front of a mile. This gain was another
important advanco In the encircling of
Combles, the capture of which In now con
sidered but a matter .of a few days.
LONDON, Sept. 19
A steady downpour of rain has halted the
British operations on the Somme front, and
there has been no Important fighting since
General Halg reported this afternoon that
British troops entered enemy trenches at
Illchebourg Laboue at three separate points,
taking prisoners and Indicting casualties.
TURKS ANNOUNCE MINOR
SUCCESSES IN CAUCASUS AND
ALONG THE EGYPTIAN FRONT
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 10, Minor
successes for Turkish troops on the Egyp
tian nnd Caucasus front were announced by
tho War Ofll&e today ns follows:
On the Caucasus front a surprise at
tack by our right wing was successful.
The left wing repulsed the enemy.
On tho Egyptian front, enemy avia
tors bombed HI Arlsh Without damage.
Rnemy cavalry advancing east of the
Suez canal was repulsed.
FURIOUS RATTLES RESUMED
NORTH OF HALICZ; RUSSIANS
AflAIN ON T1ITC OFFENSIVE
PtrmoqnAD, Sept. 14. Stubborn bat
tles ar going on along the IMver Nara
yuvka, north of the railway town of Italics,
where tho lliuslans are again on the of
fensive. It was omclally announced today.
Tho oiltcomo of the fighting Is still In
The statement folio a I
An enemy attack In the region of
Dubrovo was repulsed. West of Brody
we surprised an enemy advanced post,
bayonet n twenty men. An offlcer
and tnclve men were taken prisoners.
Stubborn fighting Id going on along
thd Illver Narayuvka. All enemy at
tacks were repelled.
In tho Carpathians we carried the
heights In the region of Shlbenl and
In tho Caucasus wo occupied a wood
near a bridge over the Falpanchal, In
the vicinity of Karldjan,
BCllLIN, Sept. 19. Teutonic countor-at-tacks
have had further duccess In pushing
back tho llusstans along the Narayuvka
lltver northeast of Hallct, It was omclally
In the region of Ludowa, tho Russians
obtained some advantages.
North of tho Zarecse bridgehead the
Germans Ktormed Ilusslan positions, taking
2543 prisoners and capturing seventeen
machine guns. r
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Cities Address Appeals to King Con
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Mytllone nnd Lemonos have addressed ap
peals to King Conxtantlne beseeching him
to adopt a national policy and Bave the
nation ami hli throne, says a dispatch to
the Havas Agency from Athens
ATHKNH, Sept. 19 Premier Kalo
gcropoulos hns announced that his Ministry
has assumed full responsibility to the coun
try for Its poyllcy, which, he says, will for
tho present at least, be one of extremely
benevolent neutrality toward tho Entente
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UNA GRANDE BATTAGLIA
BULGARE ED ITALIANE
Vlolcnta Lottn sul Carso Pnra-
gonatn dai Tedeschl a Quelle
di Verdun e dclla
ROMA, 19 Bettembre.
Telegramml da Salonlcco dlcono che
una Molentlstlma battaglla o' Impegnata
tra le forso Itallane cho fanno pirte dell'cser
clto alleato della Macedonia e le truppe
bulgaro. La battaglla si svolge ad est rtello
montngne della Uelasltsa, nclla reglone del
Lago Dolran. 1a notlsla o' data anche
umclalmente dal Mlnlstero francese della
Querra come annuncla un telegramma da
Le forze itallane che opcrano con le
truppo frapcesl, Inglesi, msse o scrbo netla
Macodonla sono agll ordlnl del generale
Petltti dl Itoreto, uno degll altl ulllclalt che
plu' si dlstlnsero pel Trentlno. II generale
Petltti comandp' gla' II DOmo regglmento dl
fsnterla, dl stanza a Torino, o con csso si
dlstlnse nella campagna della Llblu. Alio
ccopplo delta guerra con l'Austrla egll era
colonello dl Btato Mnggloro o In segulto fu
promosso generate per merlto di guerra.
Le forse Itallane della terra armata, che
sono agll ordlnl del duca d'Aosta. Bono lm
pegnate In violent! combattlmcntl sul Carso.
speclatmento net settore dl Monfalcono dove
lottano per avanzare lungo la ferrovla dl
Trieste. I loro sforzl sono nnora coronatl
da successo Plu' a nord, Immedadlamente
a sud dl Gorilla o del San Mlchele, gll
itallanl dopo aver conqulstato II vlllagglo
dl San (Irado, hanno nvonzato per circa
Da Zurlgo telegrafano che la dazetta
dl Colonla ha dal auo corrlspondente alia
fronts austrlaca dell'Isonto un telegramma
nel quale e' dctco cho Tattuale oftenslva
Itallapa sul Carso sorpassa ognl ultra op.
erazlone dl guerra sulla fronts Italians In
grandloslta' cd In acoanlmcnto e puo" es
sere soltanto pnragonata alia battaglla dl
Verdun cd a quella dclla Somma.
COMB NULLA OALIZIA
Altrl dlspacct a glornall tedeschl dlcono
cho le truppo dl Cadorna rovesclano una
Immensa quantlta' dl prolettlll dl artlgllcrla
sulle llnee nemlche por preparare 1'attacco
le trwppe evaneeno.
due nntene '. ,"-"... Tmfonde
Raea si lanciano mmn in "" ',,"
Jveiclano le dlfeso Vutonlche nella loro
Impetuosa avanzata, I Blornall te"?"'
iTcono che nu.sta e' a tnttlea dl Dr "oe
perclo' la lotta per Tr este s puo para
gonare all battaglle della Oalltla.
OH austrlacl hanno InUlato una eerie dl
vloleptl contrattacchl nella speranza dl ar
restaVe ravanzata llallana prima che
sla glunta at puntl strateglcl plu' vltall
della eortlna dlfendmte Trieste. Come
nella prime fase delfavanzata, le colllne ad
est dl Oorlila sono anche questa volta I
msgglor estaeolo per gll Itallanl I quill
complono perclo' plu' grandl progrcssl nella
sona merldlonalle del Carso. Tuttl gll at
Incchl austrlacl sono stntl resplntl cd II loro
vlolento fuoco dl artlgllerla o' smorzato
sempre dalle batterle Itallane.
Ola' prima dl ora gll austrlacl avevano
usato pallottole esplodentl, che sono prol
btte dalla conventlone dl Olnevra, ma ora
I'uso dl queste pallottole, che depongono
ancora una volta, delle barbarle degll aus
trlacl, o' dlventato generale e cosa dl tuttl
I glornl. . .
II Mlntstero della Guerra pubbllcava lerl
sera II seguente rapporto del gfnerale Co
dorna! Nella glomata dl lerl sul Carso II
nemlco Undo' perslstenti attacchl con
tro le nostre nuove poolzlonl. Nono
stante cho cssl fossero precedutl ed
nppoggtatl da un fuoco d'artlglierla
cstremamenle vlolento, questl attacchl
furono tuttl resplntl. II nemlco sof
ferae perdu gravlsslme e lasclo' nelle
nostre ma.nl 100 prlglonlerl.
II nemlco ha fatto dlmostrazlonl su
arecchl puntl della fronte, generalmente
In forma dl bombardamentl vlolentl,
nella notte del 10 corrente. In modo
epeclalo sul Monte bo Selugglo e nella
valle del Postna, o lerl sul Vodll, feu I
Monte Nero, tra San Danlela e Volzano,
ad ovest dl Tolmlno, nel settore dl
Plava, sul Medio Isonso e contro Gori
lla. Dappertutto la nostra artlgllerla
Incursion! aeree del nemlco sull'alto
piano dl Aslago, ru Caorla Vnnol, CIS
man, Mestre o nella valle del Cordevole
non fecero alcun danno. Due del nostrl
vellvoll lasclarono cadere bombe su
Mattarello e nelle vlclnanse dl Trento
e costrlnsero un Idroaeroplano nemlco
ad atterrare. Un'altra nostra squa
driglla lasclo' cadere bombe suite sta
alonl dl Ossegllano e dl Scoppo, sul
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HAItRISBURQ, Sept. 1 The Harris
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arrangements for Its annual dinner, at
which Charles M. Schwab will be the guest
of honor. Mr. Schwab will fix the date.
maKes a notabl
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nonnc and it
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in xms wcck'8 issue W
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