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HUSSAR LOST FOR A MONTH.

A WOXDERFD L ESCAPE. One of the most mi-expected episodes of the fighting on (be Cznnstcchowa(Tacow front was the sudden return of three squadrons of Russian Hussars. who bad been reported a., lost for a month. They emerged from tile forest around Kehz after many adventures, and after hiding themselves behind the enemy’s lines all that time without being discovered. The hero of this incident was Hussar Ohlan. When the colonel of the oquadrous. who were reconnoitring, noticed that they Wore surrounded by the enemy, he sent Ohlan to report: to headquarters, lit* had to make the journey on foot, and was certain to meet the enemy. Seeing a Polish peasant driving a cart, he asked him if lie might jump in. and the peasant acquiesced. They had scarcely travelled halt aw Uouv, vvlwm they saw a dermal! transport column approaching. Ohlan lay down in the hot tom of the cart, got the I peasant to cover him with straw, and furs ru’ntinued the journey. Tin: Harmans, noticing the cait, sent a soldier, who jumped into it, ami ordered the peasant to drive alongside the column. lire Herman seated himself cn the straw winch lovenxi Ohlan. and the feeling.; of the bitter under the weight of a sturdy soldier can he '.veil imagined. Neve*. theless. j Olilan did not utter a sound. Alter having gone several mile:;, he became uneasy about bis late, and when the cart was pa.ming a bridge across a. river lie extricated himself from the straw, killed the Herman with the butt end of his vitle, removed his overcoat, and jumped into the liver. When the other Herman? arrived Obcm wrr, far down the riv-r. 4\ hen Ohlan had swum a sufficient distance to be beyond danger lie went ashore, entered a. peasant's hut, donned civilian attire, made a, bundle of his own. and threw them into the stream. No sooner bad be done so than a detachment, of Herman dragonnr; approached, and asked him if be had not semi a Russian Mncsar pees by. (liiinn replied " Vos.” and clit eeted them to some remote place. lie himself ‘led, and after many ether rxiitn’ig adventures reached his headquarters, ami repented what had occurred, Reinfnree’lient-. were immedinteiv s-nit out. and the Herman* sustained an utter rout. In this way Hit lan kivw! the whole hut vi”g of the Randan army operation in that regimi from being enveloped, but bis rj. I'.loit did not end hero. After having done this, he volunteered to return and find hi; squadron. 11l is* he -tier-' 1 ; led in doing r f,e ; . p] days’ laborious and hazardous sear. hj. MISCELLAXEDDS. Peter Somers, the famous Scotch international footballer, dr d at H'asgow a-* the result of an opera!inn noiTSsil'ili’ig iimpu- , taticn of a f lit and part of a leg. ■' A Herman c.py. who was dres -'d as a woman, w:i ; i aught at Dunkirk. His big feet ho tea veil him.

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HUSSAR LOST FOR A MONTH., Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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HUSSAR LOST FOR A MONTH. Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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