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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORXIXO, NOVEMBER 11, 1! 14 TWELVE PACES.
-On Trains and at
otela Hewe Stands, So.
single COPV TWO CENTS.
LODY SHOT AS SPY
DIES GAME IN OLD
Former Omahan First Man to Be
Put to Death for Espionage in
England for Generation!.
BOOMED TEUTON WOITT SQUEAL
Erstwhile Son-in-LaW . of Gottlieb
Ston Will Not Reveal Name
. ... of Snperior Officer.
CONVICTED BY; COURT-MARTIAL
Execution Had Not Taken Place in
Ancient Place Since 1700.
CLAIMED TO BE AN AMERICAN
So pert Later Admits Hr la Ger
an luiwil Coavrralnar II I m
Sara I "Sentence Waa
LONDON. Nov. 10. It la officially an
nounced that Carl Hang Lody, alias
Charlea A. India, who wan fnun rnlitv
by a court-martial of espionage Noveni-
oer z, naa ooen shot as a spy.
, When arrested Lody claimed to be an
American, but later confessed be wan a
German. He had lived In New York and
Omaha. In the latter city he married the
daughter of Oottlicb Stors, a brewer, who
later divorced him.
. tody met his death-In the Tower of
London, after -having been found guilty
by a court-martial on charges of. having
communicated with the enemy. The state
ment concerning the execution la brief,
merely saying: ".Sentence waa duly con
firmed." Dies limine.
It Is understood that Lody died game,
refusing to the last to reveal the name
of the superior officer from whom he
received his instructions to spy on the
This was the first execution In. the
Tower of London since 1700. The scene of
the execution was the tower barracks,
not far from the spot where Anne Boleyn
and other persona famous In English his
tory were put to death.
Lody was about 28 years of age.
Once Employed In Omaha.
Carl Hana Lody, the first man In gen
erations, to be shot as a apy in England,
once waa employed aa a guide by a tourist
agncy In New York and also worked for
tne union Pacific railroad In Omaha. He
waa arreated late In September In Lon
don, charged with espionage, and at his
trial testified that he was a former lieu
tenant In the German Tiavy, but that he
had been transferred to the reserves.
In his capacity as a reserve officer Lody
aid he was! ordered to go to England
and keep track of , the movements of the
British fleet, but was warned not to do
any spying. He was told to travel as an
-AmeUcan cltUen and "lii consequence of
'tnafi received American passporuV he
aid. He claimed membership in several
New York societiea. Last year ' Lody
served on board Emperor William's rac
ing yacht. Meteor.
Admlta Belaa; Allea.
"The prosecutor. In summing up,, sal 4
Lody had admitted being an alien enemy
posing as a civilian at timre aa an Amer
icanmeanwhile communicating Impor
tant, Information to Germany. He de
scribed the prisoner aa one "upon whom
the International law against spies should
be imposed." -.
Counsel for the defense admitted that
Lody was a German lieutenant and, said
he had taken the risks because he thought
it was his highest duty to do ao. He
asked for a sentence less severe than
death, but said if the full penalty were
insisted upon Lody would face It like a
Carl Hana Lody, shot aa a spy In Eng
land, lived in Omaha for some time as
the husband of Louise Btors-Lody,
daughter of Gottlieb Stors, the brewer.
Mies Btort met Lody while on a world
tour with her father and other members
of her family. Later she secured, a divorce
CHEERING UP THEIR CANADIAN COUSINS Eng
lish women taking fruit to the Canadian contingent en
camped on Salisbury Plains, near London.
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GIFTS POURING IN
Christmas Ship May Not Sail Before
Thursday, Owing to Flood of
Offerings. -'- . . '
BEE'S ttUBTA ARRIVES 'SAFELY
FLEXNER ON WAY
TO STUDY PLAGUE
Head of Rockefeller Institute Off to
; Chicago, with View of1 Iso-
'.wi,, : ) Wiat-Gtrm. . s ,.''..
Kxtennlon of'UUtrlct Surprised aad
Sumv.wkat DUeuaracea Offlelala ,
ot the ' Department of
Aarrlcaltare. ' "
SWITZERLAND'S SECOND WAR
LOAN IS OVERSUBSCRIBED
BERNE, Swltserland, Nov. W.-Swltxer-land's
second war loan of tl0.003.oco In S
por cent bonds waa over-subscribed three
times, although only the home market
was concerned. (
Forecast of weather for Tuesday and
For Nebraska and Iowa Fair.
t Omaha Yesterday.
ft a. m 48
I a- m
7 a. m.... 41
8 a. m 4ft
t a. m 4i
10 a. ra ?.-.... 48
11 a. m 50
12 m m
I P. ro M
I P. m.... 67
P- m Kx
P- m 6
S p. m it
P- m k
J n 65
p. m 53
ComparatlTei Loeal Record.
'.4. 1U. 1J1?. UJ,
Highest yesterday 59 40 o). 44
Lowest yesterday 41 22 4 II
Mean temperature 50 SI' 68 t!
tTelpltation 00 - .60 .00 T
Temperature and . previpitatlon depar-tin-en
licm the normal:
Normal temperature -.. 40
Excess for the day u
Total excesa since March 1.... 720
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Ieftcloncy for the day... -Winch
Total rainfall miira surcn J. ...14 40 inches
Jflcleney since March 1 S.M Inchea
Leflfiency for cor. period. 1U13. 7.87 Inchea
iJeflclent-y for eor. period, W13. 8 44 inchea
Reports from Stations ( T F. M.
Bntlre Acre Devoted to racitln
Six Million rarkaaea Cover Floor,
Keeplna; Handreda Day
(From a Staff Corespondent.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 10. (Special Tele
giam.) The Jason did not sail today.
nor will the Jason sail tomorrow, if the t0 "tudy th toot ahd mouth disease with
Jason gets away from Pier No. 1, at the a vlow to locln' the geyn and develop,
foot of Thirty-ninth street in Brooklyn, ins an nUtoxl- It was Dr. Klexner who
by Thursday evening It wljl be because l8oU,e1 tho Previously elusive germ of
the . force of men under Major Lawtoni lnfanUI Par'yl- .. . ; .
of the quartermaster's department of thei A,,1r thorough disinfection and clean,
reeular army accomnlishes something' ing' the Chicago . stock yards will , re-
CHICAGO. Nov. 10.-Lr. Simon Flexner,
head of the Rockefeller Institute, was re
ported today aa being on his way here
like a miracle
This condition just served to show how
little Josephua Daniels knows the heart
of the American people., He' gi.ve his
orders' for the Jason to sail on Novejulter
10, and then agreed to take on boa.ni the
Christmas Slilp donations. Here's where
he made hia .jnlcBicaration.
Christmas' Ship donations bid
'open, for business next Sunday at mid
night, when shipments of live stock from
all non-lnfocted districts. wlUV.be .re.
celvod arid,' th slaughter of animals re
sumed. In .- determining Infected districts, . the
I county will be used as the unit by the
For the overnment officials In enforcing quaran
fair toitlne' ' Lhder thlp plaj e,yery..Jcoqnty. In
overflow the cargo space' allotted on. the yht . -no oer in-
Jason, and may necessitate another snurH 1J.h h, C" ' 1th t00t
'"I' ; Cholstock Zm fur-ihe?
plus of the Santa' 'Claus outpouring.
Acre of .C'hrlitiuaa Gifts.
It waa an Inspiring. sight at the loft set
aside byrthe Bush Terminal company' lor
the. reception and packing of the goods.
Those who saw the scene In the rear of
The Bee building on Pctober,24 can form
a slight notion of bow the place looked.
A floor about one, acre In area Is given
over to the 'reception and packing of . the
goods, and It's all needed. Major Law ton.
with a detail of 125 soldiers from Govern
ors Island and Fort Hamilton, are pack
, Fourteen States-fader Ban. .
WABHINQTONf, Nov. lO.-Fourteen
Btutes are now under federal --quarantine
MIfiORS LET MAJORS
HAYE FREE HAND IN
THE PEACE PARLEY
National Association Adopts Resolu
tion Reaffirming Allegiance
Pctrogfad Receives Word that the
Russians and the Turks Meet
rKTHOaKAl Nov. 10.-An official
convmimratlor. from the Caurasinn nrni
staff at Tiflis. dated NovemlA J, says:
"At dabrenk near Koprukeul, the com
bat was reiumed with renewed force
when the enemy launched against us
troops concentrated In the region of
Krierum Mch, In their tim. were re-
NO TANGIBLE PEACE PROGRESS inror,.,M trom the garrison of that slrong-
Btn Johnson and Garry Herrmann -To judiio f i cim tho rhnractrr of the
Confer All Day and Johnson ;eln and such Information aa could be
Returns to Chicago. i '
KMhrred tlorman ofi'Kers commanded
"In the afternoon the riahting asumed
a partlrnlarly tenarlntis oharattcr when
tho Turks supported th-'r advance ruarda
by frenh illv rlons. However, their at
tempted envelopment of P"e of our flanks
"Thanks to the valor of nur troops we i
aere ahln toward evening, when the
battle modoreted. to h ild all we had i
previousiy ronqxerrt. One of our col-
umns to.; posfC.Hs'.on of columns at CONFIDENCE FELT EVERYWHERE
Kraklllssec nnd Alnsrhkcrtska." .
Battle Line Extends from the North
Sea All the Way Down as Far
END OF WAR IS NOW HOPED FOR
Even Big Moguls Admit Possibility
of it Soon, Too.
NOTHING ' DOING WITH EBBETS Driven Ashore in the Bay of Bengal
and Burned, with Heayy
Loss of Life.
Brooklyn Magnate Uenlea Offer
from Federals, ftaya He. Wouldn't
ell and la Not Cow in
The first day of the National Associa
tion of Buae Ball Leagues' annual con
vention closed without disclosing any
tangible progress toward peace between
the outlaws and Organised base ball, but
not without a stimulated faith In the
probability of It.
Ban Johnson, president of the American
league and member of the National com
mission, and Garry Herrmann, chairman
of the commission and president of the
Cincinnati club, held an all-day confer
ence with peace plans aa their Subject.
Mr. Johnson, before returning to Chicago
laat evening, said that while he could
give out nothing, he still believed the war J
.problem Would be solved. Not only had i
he and Mr. Herrman conferred, but the
National board had got together, the sen
timent of the minors been sounded, and
Messrs. Jjmnaon and Herrmann, ltx Is un
derstood, are put in the position of being
able. If necessary, lp represent the let
ter's wishes. .
But Messrs. Johnson and Herrmann are
careful to emphasize this, that "we are
BATTLES WITH THE SUPERIOR
Ronnlnaj Flaht Alone; the Chore, of
nn Island of the toco (ironn,
KniaslsB the British
V Rhlp gydney.
LONDON, Nov. 10.-U Waa officially
announced In London today that the
German cruiser ICinden has been driven
ashore and binned.
Tlie Umden whs destroyed lit the Bay ot
Bengal by the British cruiser Sydney.
It waa driven ashore on an Island ot the
I Coco group. The losses among the of
ficers and crew are reported to have been
very heavy. The casualties on-the Pyd-
I ney are said to have been slight.
The Sydney sighted the Kmden yeater-
day morning. With auperlor apeed It at
once close! in and gave battle. The Ger
man boat could not eacape. There waa
a running fight, at the end of which the
Kmden. burning from the shells ot the
Australian boat, was beached.
C'nta the Cable.
Previous to the engagement with the
lin'iui lu jilliii IftfJ illl, IHBl C RICi -
not acting officially In any, of these con- Sydney the Kmden cut the British cable
ferencea or ' negotiations, but solely on connecting the Coco Islands with the out-
our personal responsibility." Neverthe
less, the feeling Is general In the conven
tion that when Mr. Johnson again meets.
the Federals he will know exactly what
to say In behalf of himself, the commis
sion and the minors.
Mr. Herrman said after his conference
with Mr. Johnson:
"I have nothing to add to the statement
already made that we are proceeding
The first reVort of the activity sof the
Emden waa reVelvcd Auguat , whon It
waa said to have been -sunk In aotlon
with the Russian cruiser Askold of Wei
halwel. This was contradicted a ' few
days lapr, when word waa received that
tho Emden had sunk the steamer City
of Winchester, August B. and steaming
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
In as President
of Mexican Nation
only at the Invitation of the Federals, and (-nltlOlTeZ B WOm
acung tioi as. omeiais, out inaiviauais.
No tangible plans can now. be- an
nounced.". One. interesting development of the ds.y
?M the adoption by the convention 6f a
resolution --sef4-rmlng ' the minora' l f r
EFFORT TO' DEVELOP ANTITOXIN t'plmno organiaed base halt in-ucn Washington. Nov; .i.-riruchea
way aa to max a u piain mat tne minors irom coaooa 10 ine oonsiuuiionaiisi
proposed giving the majors a free hand : agency here today say that Carransa at
In getting the best settlement possible la conference with Gmeralt Obregon,
with the Federals. VillSreal, Hay and Bepavldes, agreed to
.Some regarded this aa heaping coals of recognise , the actions : of the Aguas
fire on the majors' heads. There has Callentea convention with some reserva
been'aome misgiving an the part of the; I lone. Word from Bordean to' the agency
minors as to, whether' or not their, in-1 said: .
terests might .-be entirely safeguarded In "Carransa Informed ' the commission
a peaoe compact effected by the majors.! that while he was not bound In any way
This' resolution, therefore, is construed
(Continued on Page Five, Column Two.)
Flooding of Flanders
Impedes Progress of
' THIELT, Belgium. Nov. 10. The Inun
dations In Flanders, which prevented tiie
to recognise the vallllty, of 'fhe conven
tion's actions, or desired to give them
formal recognition, that he was prompted
by the feelings of patriotism to turn over
the executive power of the nation and
the chief command of the' constitutional
ist forces to any man named by the con
vention to govern for a definite pre
constltuttonal period, who would actually
aaaume a real control over the division
of the north," assuming command of the
troops and having the central govern
ment In fact, and not. merely In theory.
Great Britain has had her In
nings on the sea. The famous Ger
man cruiser Emden has met Its
fate. Tho Kocnlgsberg, another
Qerninn scourge of the seas, has
been bottled up. Thus England
obtains partial revenge for the
havoc wrought on her sea com
merce by German's elusive marine
Fighting on land proceeds with
Intensity, but without doflnlte
Ibsu on any of the fields of battlo.
In Belgium, Germany's renewed
attempt to break through to the
English channel has brought on a
fearful struggle still to bo de
cided. Along the eastern front ot
Prussia both Germany and Rus
sia lay claim to succenses. In the
near east tho Russians are meet
ing unexpectedly stirr resistance
from the Turks.
The Emden was active to the
last and closed her career In ac
tion, as the bold captainwho com
manded her must havewished,
from Penang, where It sank a
French and a Russian warship,
after disguising itself with a false
smokestack and a Japanese flag,
It ventured back Into the Indian
ocean, where It had previously
met with a majority of the twenty
two ships It gent to the bottom.
On the European battlefields
the fighting Is fiercest along the
small strip of Belgian territory In
possession of the allies, from the
sea to 1 Armentlerea, near the
French border. Of roe series of
desperate ' assaults made by the
Germans, the present is probably
the most severe, since the allies
have declined to cede the offensive
entirely ) to -the enemy and are
meeting attack with attack.
.Today's French official state
ment reports that the fighting is
especially violent, and that the
German advance south of Yyres, a
few miles north of the. French
border, has been checked, and
that farther to the south the
French have made come progress.
All account" agree, however, that
It is slow work. The troops are
fighting In a dense fog from one
sand dune to another", sometimes
creeping slowly through the thick
grass to gain a few additional
Combatants Anxiously Waiting, at
Intervals Engaging in Most
Fierce and Deadly Conflict.
ENTIRE COUNTRY IS A WASTE
Two Great Annies Hid Away in
Trenches that Are Overgrown
with Grass and Weeds.
Germans from making their way along: govern mat portion of the republic in a
the coast In their efforta to reach Cain la,, like manner as all others." .
are now proving, equally unfavorable to I According to the constitutional agency,
the allies, who today are finding It lm-i Ihe message Is being delivered to the
possible to proceed through theae marshy
The Germans have been obliged to evac
uate Middelkerke, on the coast half way
between' Nleuport and Ostend, and thla
point has not yet been occupied by the;
Alt avnllable Carransa troops were
moving south today from Pledras
Negraa and Saltllto, according to offi
cial dispatches received at the State department.
From previous advices the Washington
Ing the local donations and looking after.' , "n urougni umter
mm i . i i ' 1 1 w 1 1 . iev rmeiess tne
The Germans, according to information government has learned that at a nviru-b
Dscauseoc tne footand mouth ; disease v -available here are now concentrating all1 tonight General QutlerreS will, take tha
jveniucity was added to the list today, re- !thetr forces for a final attack In the! oath of office as provisional president
funs ui.iniecuon in, that state, coming
with news of further spread of tho epl
domlc in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, i "
Extension of.-the Infected districts In
the. middle rwt .surprised nnd somewhat
discouraged 'officials of the Department of
Agriculture, who had expressed the belief
Temp. High- Rf In-
Etatlon and State.
of Weather. I d. in. cat. fall
Cheyenne, clear 42 K At
Lwnver, clear 14 6. .00
IhxiKe City, clear 60 6 .00
North Platte, clear 4 k .
Omaha, clear bi 6
Kapid City, clear 43 - M .0
Hicridan, clear 40 H .w
Sioux City, clear M M .uo
Valentin, clear s eu .uo
T Indh-atfs tra.-e of precliltatn.
U A. WCL-SIL Local Forecaster.
the loading of the gooda for the west.
Red Crosa officials are assisting, and a
bevy of women.' Is busy all the time.
Six Million -Packages. ' t
It la - estimated" that the consignment
of Christmas ship stiff already In,
amounts to more than f.OOO.OO) packages,
and all day today New. York and II surj
rounding towns Vera pcuring In addi
tional subscrlpttdnK " --
Ensign W, D. Batter of the United
etates nitvy, who Is acting as - aide to
Major Lawton, cold It would keep the
present force .busy -emu late on Thursday
to load, the goods n6w In. and that -If, the
stream of , donations were not checked
another ship would be needed to carry
the cargo. ....-..'.
. ; Irish Mall oa Ma4. '
The little .boy. who brought hia Irish
mall to The Bee office a few
may get!sonie-satUfactlon out
Ing that, it has -reached . the
and Bound -and will -be included In the.
cargo. - It ' la the flrt thing the visitor
aeea when stepping out of the Mg" ele
vator Into tho loft wherj the packing Is
In the great asHemblage of good cheer
and comfort there on view that from
Bee readers Is In good shape, . and ' Is,
piled alongside ' that from the Birming
ham (Ala.) News collection. Along with
these are the gifts from a) I over the coun
try, and It has astsnUhed all . who have
been connected with the movement from
Relief eoniinitteea ut all kinds are at
work here and in Philadelphia, but none
of them has so far made a s
anything undertaken that approaches
that of the Christmas 6 hip.
nope was .confidently., reiterated , today
that there would be little more spreading.
(Continued on . Page Two, Column One.)
Cotton Exchange. to
'"Open Next Week
vicinity of Ypres. The afternoon of No
vember 7 they almost suceoded In com-'
pletely surrounding the city as a result
of attacks from the southwest and the
northwest. Today, however, their position
Is said to be much less favorable because
of the excellent work of the French ar
tillerymen and the able way In which
the allies have been supported by French
and British aviators.
Americans in Turkey
Are Not Molested
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10.-Amrlcans
In Turkey have not been molested In any
NEW YORK, ., Nov. ', 19. The ' last ob-!Wy ,noe th .outbr-k the war and
sUcle to' the reopening of the Cotton -'' 00 a-n""r. Ambassador Morgen
change waa removed today by thefln-jthau rPrte1 today.
corporation' of the syndicate which will ' Tna Turk,,1 minister of war Informed
tako over 'December contracts at S cente!Mr' . Mrgenthau that Turkey, was
a pound. ' . j anxious to conduct the war with every
While no kof,flclal
announcement , was I r00! consideration and courtesy to
made It was generally believed that the ! nn-co,nb-t-'te, but that If England and
exchange wpuld, reopen at the beginning Grc "-k any unfortified towna.
of next week. ; . , reprisals would folow In the detention of
their subjects. . )
LONDON Nnv m i i -
. ' iiiuneuistq CI- I
feet of the destruction of the German lONDON,
W The German
cruiaer Emden, which during Ha career ' cruiser Koenlgaberg. which dtaabled the
aa a commerce destroyer baa destroyed British cruiser Pegarua Kmc weeks ago,
British shipping estimated here In t has been bottled at Mafia Island, on tha
worth $10,0tX.uX, was a drop of M ber coast of East Africa, by the blockading
cent in the Insurance premiums oa ra.
wia oouna to points east of Buea.
INVENTOR OF G0SS
rnlNTING PRESS IS DEAD
CHICAGO. Nov. I0.llri,w tia i
uccess of ry,Jlm' ,nv'nlcr ' Printing press
ut.cess ot whlrli !iri hia name. dd at h'a Um
hvre txiay. lie was birn In Wales In
1M7 aad aaa president of the Cos per-,
tectlng Preaa company j
f. the channel to the harbor.
LITTLE S, t-paaaenger touring ear,
fully equipped, electrto lights and
starter, flrfct-claas. condition, uaad
about four months. Coat $1,436 t int
tl,0e takes the bargain,
further Ufermatloa about this
evrarULaitr, see tke Want A4 See
. Moa af today's nee. . ...
North Caroina in
Harbor at Beirut
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10,-Navy de
partment offlelala refused to be dis
turbed today by persistent rumors that
the trulaer North Carolina at Bel ruth,
fyiia, had been sunk by a mine.
"There Is not the least apprehension for
the ship," was the official answer to all
Although no messages' have como di
rect from the North Carolina since No
vember i, it had been In conatant wire
less communication with the cruiser Tcn
nesiioo nearby and officials pointed out
today that official dispatches were com
ing through the American consul at
Beirut, where the North Carolina lies in
the harbor. The ship - would not have
left the harbor without notifying tho
Navy de art me at, officials said.
the Nebraska Sheep
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. -The federal
quarantine over Nebraska, Colorado am
Wyoming because of scabies In sheep was
removed today by an order Issued by
Secretary Houston of the Department of
Agriculture. It has betn determined that
the disease exists In those atatea only to
a slight eittnt.
Tsing Tau Handed
Over to Japan
IONIX)N. Nov! 14. The German
stronghold of Tsing Tau, according to a
dispatch received by the Central News
from Shanghai, was unconditionally
handed over to J spa a at 10 o'clock thla
MINORS OBJECT ,
Fresent Regulations and Falling Off
, in Draft Cut Greatly Into
MANY VOICE THEIR OBJECTIONS
Qaeatloa Comes I p Today Whether
New Agreement Shall De Katered
Into with the, Major
This morning those minor leaguers who
do not approve of the present national
agteoment existing between tho National
Association of Professional Base Boll
Leagues and the National commission
will be given an opportunity to voice their
sentiments on the matter and at the ses
sion of the convention this afternoon any
proposed chaneestn the nstloal agree
mont will be plated before the house fr
May of the minora have openly de
clared that they disapprove of the agree
ment now In force. Theae members be
lieve that the big minor body should be
peim'tted representation In the National
commission. It Is very probable that that
one Issue will bo pressed urgently at the
meetiifg this afternoon.
Tearaey Opraa IMsoossloa.
A I Tearney. president of tha Three-I
circuit, approached the subject at the
meeting csUrday afternoon. He de
clared it was his understanding that many
of the members were dlaaatlafled with
the existing agrement. He waa referred
to the revision committee, but he ob
jected and Insisted that the matter be
placed on the convention floor for dis
cussion. Following Tearney. Vice Presi
dent Moll of the Wlscons n-llllnols league.
President Justice of the Central associa
tion and several others vol. ed their views.
After a vote It was agreed to appoint a
committee on the revision of the national
agreement. Any members of the associa
tion who have views on changes will hand
them to membere of the committee In
writing. The committee will act on the
propoaala and submit them, with or with
out recommendation, or even without
comment, as thev choose, before the con
vention this afternoon.
Al Waat (heave.
The attitude of most of the minors
seems to be that changes should be made
(Continued on' PegeSiu77T5uluimiTw"o")
NO SHELTER IROM ELEMENTS
Ground in Every Direction Torn by
Shot andShell from "Artillery.
SPIES WHERE LEAST EXPECTED
titles gaffer from Bombardment,
Cathedrals Hcl. tho Special
Ohjecta of the ttan
: aera Aim.
PARIS, Nov. 10. Contentment
and confidence prevail among the
hundreds of thousands of French,
British and Belgian troops engaged
along the extended battle line from
the North Sea to Swltserland in an
endeavor to dislodge ihe Invading
army from Its stronghold on Frencli
snd Belgian territory, according to
French officers arriving at the capi
tal today from the front Apart
from the fierce and sanguinary en
counters from Lille and Arras to the
seacoast, both armlee during the last
week have maintained their ' posi
tions. The combatants sit steadfastly in
their wet trenchea, occasionally ex
ecuting the only possible maneuver
i night attack. At any other time
the slightest sign of life brings a halt
of rifle bullets, for the infantry is
always on the alert and a helmet
showing above the earthwork Is sure
to be greeted with a salvo,
i The two armies have been ao long dur
In at the aame iota"Taat"tha 'upturned
earth of the trenchea Is nearly every
where covered with a short growth ot
gross or weeds. The reliefs are made
at night with as little noise as possible,
and the sight of great masses of men
marching along the country road a lead
ing to the trenchea lenda a weird aspect
to the same.
Sleep la the Uses.
The men coining oft Outy are.overed
with mud and look almost dead its thny
proceed to their places of repose; i sual'y
In the open under the trees or In a field. -There
they lie down' on waterproof ahocts
and covered by overcoats, at on.-e fn.ll
Into a dead sleep. Some aro better off
since tneir commanders have built stiaw- '
thatched shelters, where they rest In com
fort. One thing this war .has shown, military
men say. Is that the commissariat nnd .
ammunition supply services have ruide
the carrying on of hostilities much more
easy than It hitherto has been. Never
on any occasion except In the case cf an
Isolated detachment has food been. lack
ing, while fresh clothing Is handed out
quickly to m-sn who, owing to a cudden
attack, haveVeen forced to abandon their
Every part of the countryside In the .
vicinity of the actual battle Una la de
scribed by army officers aa presenting
the appearance ot complete desertion. Ho
far aa the oya can reach on both wings
all Is still
Every minute or two comes the tear
ing sound of a great . shell, whizzing
through the air and this Is followed "by a
loud report. No smoke can be seen and
It Is Impossible to locate the position of
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