Mine explosions at Messines Ridge
Like Volcanoes In Eruption. Day was scarcely breaking when from tho dimly visible ridge u score of fiery volcanoes seemed suddenly to spring from the earth. The night hnd been filled with strange noises aud still stranger sights, but theso masses of llame, leaping from the ground, had a meaning all their own. They were tho spectacular outward and visible evidences of more than n million pounds of high oxploslves which had been burled deep In mines below tho one-, uiy's positions for mouths. All the world appeared luriil nnd horrible under the sinister glow. Tho earth shook us If torn by a great seismic disturbance. It wns not n single shock. The foreo of tho explosion actually set tho earth rocking to and fro, and 'under the liilluenco of tho giant guns, which Immedlutoly began to roar from fur unci near, tho trembling continued indefinitely.