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the Washington times; Tuesday; "JAnttary s; i9is:
Germans Preparing For Their Greatest Offensive ; of War, Secretary Baker Warns
ALLIES READY l Ready to Brave the U-Boats
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A gigantic German thrust on the
west front "possibly their greatest
Assault" during the war is impend
ing. Secretary of War Baker declared
in his weekly military review today.
In the great battle. Baker said,
the Germans "may be counted upon
to strain every fiber of their remain
ing strength in an endeavor to make
their plans succeed."
The delay in the assault predicted
weeks ago by the German press and
allied war chiefs, has been due to
the time necessary for concentration
of "large troop masses, adequate
artillery, and ample reserves or
munitions," Baker said.
Allies Victorious. x
He counsel the American eoplo
"on the eve of a possible German of
fensive." to recall that the allies in
the past have always come out vic
torious. Mr. Bakerja Statement.
Mr. Baker's statement follows:
Six weeks have elapsed since the
first rumors reached us of the great
thrust In the west, which the enemy
then announced as Imminent.
In order to concentrate large troop
masses, adequate artillery and ample
reserves of munitions, much time Is
required. Thouch the German higher
command has so long delayed before
keglnnlng operations, advices re
ceived seemingly confirm the Infor
mation that important actions are
contemplated along the western front.
Ther may be counted upon to strain
very fiber of their remaining'
strength in an endeavor to make their I
plans succeed. I
BritUh Gala Steady. I
In considering the general mill-
tary situation on the eve of a pos-
slble German offensive. It must be
nulled that throurh sixteen soe-
ce.slve battles of great magnitude In Informed of hostile troop movements and
.- a, concentrations.
Flanders, the British have every time ItJ Clmbra, ,-, the enemy under
come out victorious and pushed stead- took an attack In force. Here, the Ger
iry ahead. Their gains have been mans, in attempting a flanking move
methodical and cumulative. meat, penetrated and held temporarily
The Germans have, during this long certain British trenches south of Marco-
Today's Attracti-ons ,
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foodstuffs and munitions i sregarded as essential to the success of the
allied forces, and Uncle Sam is doing his utmost to provide the vessels.
Practically every shipyard in the United States is busily engaged in
constructing vessels for the Government, and the ablest shipbuilders
series of major operations. Invaria
bly been forced to give way.
The French stood like a. rock at
Verdun, drove forward vigorously In
the battle of the Somme, and In turn
played a great part In the repeated
drives In Flanders.
Cu Itclj- on Allies.
The Impending German offensive
will possibly be their greatest assault.
The French and British armies can
be relied upon to withstand the shock.
On the entire front, from the North
tea. the Swiss border, durlnr the last
week, the Germans continued their Ide-
ly scattered thrusts, while the French
nd BT";h pttJ,ed Jwlth ,n,ume.r04s
reconnolterlng raids and careful patrol-
Inr- ,.,. remained on u,,. quI ,ive,
taking note of every minor change In the
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(Copyright. 1918, International News Service.)
War Death Alarmist
Again Phones Widow
of Two Sons' 'Death'
WLSTERXPORT Md. Jan. S. -The
poIiceTiere today are con
vinced that Mrs. James Reeves
who has been callde over the tele
phone several times recently and
told that her two sons now in
army service were dead Is the
victim of pro-German alarmist
Edg&rd S. Ileevts is with the
Maryland corps in France and
the oung son Collins Reeves is
In the national army camp at At
Several times recently Mrs.
Reeves has been cull., to the
telephone and told that one son
had been killed in action and that
the other had committed suicide
In the training camp In Georgia.
In no case would the informant
give his name.
A thorough investigation is
belpg made. (
lng. The British Immediately countered
and were able to recapture part of their
Another hostile thrust was undertaken
close to the Canal du Nord, -where the
enemy scored a local advantage.
German Attack Collapaei.
Southeast of Lens the enemy made a I
renewed attempt to reach the Ilritiah '
outposts, but this assault collapsed be
fore any result could be attained. hile
the British later In the week advanced
theif trenches In this area.
Minor raids were carried on through
out the week by both the British and
Germans. Numerous patrol encounters
were also reported.
Intense artillery bombardments In
the Lens and Cambral sectors would
Indicate that the enemy has selected
this terrain for a concentrated as
sault. The French front remained relative
ly quiet. Severe cold prevailed.
Spirited artillery duels were reported
in Champagne and In the region of the
right bank of the Mrusr.
Hostile Infantry activity was noted
in the region east of St. Mihiel and
near St. Quentln. but efforts to set
In motion an attack against the
French lines were readily dispersed.
. On the Italian Front.
After fighting- on the defensive for
ten weeks, the Italians. Virmly sup
ported by the Franco-British forces,
have been able to reorganize their dis
positions In the field.
Thereupon, the French, seizing a
favorable opportunity, passed to the
offensive in the neighborhood of the
Monte Tomba. The outcome of their
undertaking was singularly fortunate.
This vitally Important strategic
point, which, had it remained In the
hands of the, enemj, would have af
forded him great advantage, was re
taken by the French as the climax of
a dashing assault against very strong
and difficult positions.
Nearly 1,-JOO Austrian . prisoners
This success or the French turned
the scale. The Italians, encouraged
; by this victory, at once set about
I driving the enemy across the Plave.
Tne Ausinans sought to effect a
crossing of the river In the vicinity of
Intostadura, about ten miles from the
Adriatic Large contingents were
gathered together for this operation.
Owing to the vigorous nature of Ital
ian resistance, complete failure at
tended the undertaking and the enemy
was driven back with serious loss.
The Austrian detachments which
having held the bridge head at Zonson
on the right bank of the Piave for the
past Ave weeks, were also drlten out
and forced to retire across the river,
so that no hostile units now remain
on the west banbvof the Piave.
The British led In raiding enemy
positions across the river. Their sal
lies achieved excellent results, as they
were, able to inflict much damage on
hostile outworks and took a number
Heavy snow has at last fallen In the
Alpine regions, which greatly hamp
ers the Austro-flermans. It will be
a tremendous tack for them to keep
obtainable are giving their time and energy to the matter. The above
photograph was taken at one o f the biggest of Uncle Sam's shipyards,
and show sone o fthe newly constructed Government vessels receiving
her finishing touches.
their lines of communication open in
the mountain area. Transport prob
lems are at all times peculiarly dif
ficult In this theater and under the
added burden of unfavorable winter
weather, the tactical advantage which
the enemy has hitherto enjoyed by
holding the higher ground, will be
The Italians remain In secure pos
session of their main defensive posi
tions along the Monte Crsppa and the j
Aslago sectors. j
Franea-IIrttlali la Italy.
The Inter-allied war council, not re-
lying on undertaking a counter of
fensive In the west In order to relieve
Austro-Gcrman pressure In Italy,
smoothly and quietly transported an
Important number of veteran French
and British divisions to the Venetian
battlefield. Some time had of neces
sity to elapse before the closest co
ordination and harmony could be se
cured between the mixed contingents
fighting In a new terrain. This period
of adjustment has now paused and we
may anticipate that the French, Brit
ish, and Italians, fighting side by side,
will be able to master the situation.
Co-operation between their forces
has been secured. Military operations
are now being conducted with a unity
of command and purpose which pres
ages the best results,
BrltUk la rJilestlne.
In Palestine, hostile reaction fol
lowing the fall of Jerusalem, as was
to be anticipated, took place. The
Turkish forces delivered a series of
well-concerted and powerful thrusts
In the neighborhood of Blr-N'ebala.
These assaults were evidently
launched for the purpose of retaking
1 the Holy City. But owing to the su-
perlorlty of the British, not only
the Turklah counter offensive fall ut-
terly, but the British were able to
push forward for a dlstan-e of seven
The British are continuing their suc
cessful operations and have been able
to extend their llqes nine miles north of
Jerusalem. Increment weather has 1m
Under German supervision a large
number of fresh battalions withdrawn
from Mesopotamia and the Caucasus are
being rushed to Palestine. Damascus Is
the center of much military activity.
It Is believed that In order to attempt
to regain their prestige the Germans
will afford the Turks wliatever assist
ance possible In an effort to check the
British, and retake Jerusalem.
Western High School, at Thirty-fifth
and R streets northwest, was ran
sacked from top to bottom some time
Sunday by vandals who entered every
room In the building, defaced valuable
works of art and left a trail of ruin
behind them, the police were notified
Not a door or window was found, un
locked Monday morning, which Ifads
to the supposition that the housebrek
ers. probably boys, were provided
with a skeleton key.
What the school authorities resent
most was the breaking up of so-called
"honor board," on which were scores
of cards with the names of Western
alumni now in the service of the
Unjted States. In one of the art
rooms a bust of Minerva was drench
ed with ink while a smudge of red oil
paint adorned the nose of a near-by
statue. The room on the first floor,
occupied by local draft board No. T,
was ransacked, but nothing taken.
Police of the Seventh precinct are
making every effort to apprehend
the vandals, and hope to make arrests
within the next twent-four hours.
BRITISH DESTROYER LOST. .
LONDON. Jan. 8. The admiralty
reports the sinking of another tint- 1
ish destroyer by a torpedo in the
Mediterranean tea. Ten members jr
the crew, the report says, were 1om j
but all officers of the destroyer war I
A IKS ID
BY VANDALS WHO
IHEY 'PASS BUCK'
10 ICY STREETS
Five prisoners were sentenced to
from ten to thirty days in Police. Court
today for being drunk In "dry" Wash
ington. Three blamed slippery pave
ments for their downfall.
Robert Gwathney, arrested in Union
Station.' told the court he was on" his
way to work in Virginia.' He admit
ted he had purchased whiskey In
Baltimore. The court suspended sen
tence. Mamie Wilson, one of the prisoners
who said icy sidewalks caused her to
stagger. Insisted, that she had appeal
ed to a policeman to call an ambu
lance. '-I cut my hand when I fell,"
she declared. She said Instead a pa
trol wagon was summoned.
She was given thirty days when
Policeman Fegan testified Tshe was
so Intoxicated that two other police
men had to carry her to the station
house. We have no patrol wagon of
any kind at the Second precinct," he
ELLIS E ROBERTS DIES;
nnniTPD IT Q TDCICimm
runincn Ua j. iiaouili
UTICA. N. T.. Jan. 8. Ellis H. Rob
erts, ninety years old, treasurer of
the United States from 1897 to 1903
died here today.
The following births were reported
to the Health Department In the last
Thomas and Itooa Payne, ttrl.
Emanuel H. and Marion O. Harcr. girl.
lUrry 8. asd Edna W. Cousha, boy.
Famuel H. and Era M. Bearers, drl.
Ernest O. and Augusta Dlckeraoo, girl
Arthur snd Anne Baker, bor
Bennett U. and Georgia Btecoe, girl
Clair B. Pennington. 3. and Helen R.
Rhodes. VK both of Bugtas. Ore. The Kar.
Hush T. Stercnson.
Eugene J. Lewis, If. and Uary Elisabeth
siacv, is. coin or Washington. ?. c The
Rar. W. J. Tman.
Raymond O. HUion. it, of RlTcrdale. Md..
and Dom E. noetsei, 3). or Washington,
D C. The Rer. J. A. Caracbell.
William O. Dyer. J. aad Copeuind H. Hew
lett. JJ. both or juesmond. va. Toe Kar.
John H. JeSrles.
Michael Francis Murphy. :4, of Camp Stairs.
o. u., ana ingna "ison, zj, or Boston,
Mass. The Rer. T. B. Darts.
Earls Russell Herbert, 27. and Mildred
Schwarts Arrry, XI, both of rontlcoke. Pa.
The Rer. H. H. Ranek.
Ronald Albert Magtll. 11. of Bay City. Midl
and Julia Einaoetn irDy, s. or Washington.
D. C The Rev. Edward K. Hardin
Mlko Papas. 24. and Grace Fletcher Roberta,
If. both or Newport news, va. The Kev.
Howard F Downs.
Philip Capuano, 26, and Carmellna MareeJ.
lino, IS, both of Washington, D. C. The
Rer C P. Thomas.
Joseph Dent McMahpn. 1. and Letltla Anna
Brooke. 20. both of, Washington. D. C.
The Rev. John A. Cowan.
The Rer. John A. Cowan.
Stelllos Maxarakls. 43. and Reglna Green-
relder. 43. both of Washington, D. C The
Iter. J. Aleropoulos.
Stelllos Maxarakls. 42. and Reglna Creen-
felder, 41. both of Washington. D. C. The
Rer. J. Alexopoulos.
Alden Frost, jr.. . and Fannie P. Baker. .
both of Washington. D C. The Rer. John
George L. Loft. 22. and Elisabeth A. Ahearn,
21. both of New Tork. N. T. The Rer. John
WHITE Suddenly, on January 7, lilt, at bis
residence. CI Third street northwest,
CHARLES E. WHITE, sged serentyour
Notlco o? funeral hereafter. 18
J. WILLIAM LEE,
UNDERTAKER AND LTVKRT.
1X3 Pa. are. N. W.
TtsBhon M IMS. WASIIINOTON. D. Q.
" FLORAL DESIGNS
Of Xrary Description ltodsrats Prises.
U T ST. N. W.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral frames O. Blakealee. In charge of
rural deliveries, testifying before the
House subcommittee on posto(flees,
today'urged the committee to adopt a
plece-worlc method as a means of pay
for rural carriers, and base this on
the number of pjeces carried and,
number of miles traveled,
He, aM this method would make a
more efficient, live delivery and malt
ing service, and make of the carrier
a solicitor and business getter for the
Government, and thereby Increase the
I can sit down with any carrier."
said Blakealee, "I dont care tsLo h;
is, and establish an equity, a faff add
reasonable compensation,) based on
his own figures as given In his 6wn
There s a condition toaay nice insi
of a town on Are with the firemen
refusing to work unless their pay Is
Increased. It's time to put a stop to
It I am In favor of establishing a
minimum rate of compensation, how
ever." la Two Classes.
Mr-. Blakealee turned trier to the
committee a llst of rural carriers" di
vided Into two classes, those who
should receive an Increase and those
who should not. According to his
testimony and his figures, the major
ity of the rural carriers. In his
opinion, should not receive an In
crease. "Many of these .carriers."
said Mr. Blakealee. "are able to han
dle their routes In two or three hours,
and receive an average of J100 per
roonth for this time."
W. I. Denning appeared before the
committee yesterday and testified as
to the condition In the railway mall
service, of which he Is superinten
dent. He gave figures to show that
the postal serves waa better than
t Wkerc They Disagrr
That Is where you and the mem
bers of this committee disagree,1? said
"Complaints are pouring in to me
of the poor service of the Postofflee
Department. Its a case of trying t
make a surplus at the expense of the
service to the public
VI forwarded one complaint to the
department, and thirty days later re
ceived a letter telling me please to
bring the next case to their atten
tion.' If the is the way the depart
rnent handles its business it would
be much better to Improve the serv
ice and show a deficit."
Caste Front Resorts.
Denning quoted liberally from Post
master General Burleson's various re
ports In an effort to show that the
clerks were well treated and well
paid, and refused to state what
amount of Increase be thought should
be given the clerks.
John C Koons, First Assistant
Postmaster General, testified yester
day before the House subcommittee
and said that the department was In
favor of 10 per cent Increases to all
those receiving 31,200 a year and leas,
and all over, that S per cent. He In
troduced many figures' to show that
the Postofflee Department service
was better than ever before, and
claimed that what poor service there
was, was due to the railroad and
600 FRENCH HOMELESS
HOUSED BY RED CROSS
Six hundred repatriates of France
are today being housed by the Amer
ican Red Cross In that country until
such time as the German retreat
makes possible their return to their
of the District.
Charles V. Belt. 9. and Edna Bailey, 22. both
of Washington. D. C. The Rer. G. L
William Eddy Sopher. 22. and Edith Marguer
ite Vaugban. 2t, both of Washington. D. C.
The Rer. Alfred Barrows.
W. Armstrong. 17. and Martha Lincoln. U.
Tho Rar. J. it. Waldron.
E. Whltely. 2J. and Helen S. King, W. The
Rer. J. Laweon1.
J. K. Butler. 22. asd Sarah Day. 22. The Rer.
S. P. W. Drew
C. Dixon, 22. and Arnetta Jackson. 22. The
Rer T Tailor.
W. Warren. 24. and Mauds I. Johnson. 22.
no ner. j. x. f array.
R. L. Dawson, 24. and Lena B. Shanllln, 2L
The Rer. C. A. DeVanrnn.
J. U. Morgan. 10. and Badla E. Gray. 29. The
Rev. William D. Battle.
L. Johnson, 3. aad Lurlna Realey. 24. The
Rar. C. H. Fox.
The following deaths were reported
to the Health Department in the last
George N. Clark. 70 yrs.. St. Elisabeth's Hos.
Dark Logan. U yrs.. 512 M st. re.
Emma 8. Porter. St yrs.. Providence Hos.
William T. ElUs. U rr Oartleld Hoa.
Harry H. Hanrey, 14 yrs., 1321 mh st. nw.
Charles L. Clemeqts. 1 jr.. 1S3? Maryland
Mary B. Parker. Tt yrs . I41D N .1- nw.
Oeorza Jefferson. 10 yrs.. Providence Hos.
George Trowe. 4 yrs.. It 7th st. ne.
Cortnne B. Oreenleaf. CO yrs . IS4! 47th pi. nw.
aizaoeui v. wnson. 71 yrs.. ins u st. se.
Barah P. Scott. 72 vra.. 2C24 O t. nw.
John Taylor, (4 yrm.. Wash. Asy. Hos.
Daniel H. Kane, U yrs.. Walter Reed Hos.
Dartd U. Altman, 2 moe., 71 Seaton pi. nw.
Etala Bruce. (9 yrs.. 1711 Beaton st. nw.
Harriet Lucas, 71 yrs , Horn for Aged and
Richard Paine, tJ yrs.. Emergency Hos.
Benlamln Lewis, to yrs.. Garfleld Hos.
PURSUANT ta Section 1. Article Tin of By
Laws, notice la herebr siren that tfc In.
Rual Meeting of tha Stockholders of The Cap
ital Traction Company for the election of a
Board of Directors for tha ensuing year aad
the transaction of such other business as mar
be brought before tha meeting, will be held
at tha efnoe of the Comnanr. Stth and u
streets N. W., Washington. D. C. on Wednc.
day, January . uu, at is:u o'clock A. M.
Th9 polls wUl be open from 11 o'clock A. M.
until 12 o'clock noon. H. D. CRAMPTON
TRB BOCtETT OF EQURT AND JUSTICE
offers tha enblla their certificates or m.
lebtedsass at par with Interest at I per eent
per annum, parable 00 demand to enable
them ta eperata depots for the rale of n.-tl
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ers ef soldiers aad sailors of the United
gtatss. rer particulars address P. o. BOX
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THD CORPORATION AQKNCT COUPANT.
Waislnglen, D. 43, u
D FOR RURA
RedfieU; Delayed Seyet
Hoars From Cnciiiati,
Recalls Stage Ceacks
"Railroad traveling nowaday
resembles the old-fashioned voy
ages be1 tore the advent of steam."
Secretary of Commerce Red field
good-naturedly commented today
upon k his return from Cincin
The Secretary was delayed
seven hours on the train, but he
said he has no complamt to make,
as war necessity demands new
R CH DO NOT PAY
Ravlalnn nf tha Itienm. tav mm 1
Incomes now Is under consideration by
tne senate ana will be effected by an
amendment to the war revenue law.
It was learned definitely today.
Figures submitted to Congress by
' ircaiurr xfepartmeni snow mat
the rich men of. the United States are
bearlnsr sl rHanmnnrtinnt.tAtw n.aii
share of the Income tax burden. Tho
man In moderate or even poor clreum-
aisnces is paying tne larger portion
of the Income tax. and therefore the
war expense, according to the Treas
A canvass1 of the Senate according
to information communicated to Sec
retary of the Treasury IJcAdoo by
Benate leaders today, shows that the
Smopt bill to- abolish certain features
of the war excess profits and Income
tajr lanra tr-tll nnt nmm Ih i ..
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fotm. However, legislation modify
ing wtse statutes win be enacted at
the present session, the Secretary was
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To Be Resoled and Heeled
By HAHN'S Goodyear Welt
THIS and other big Army shoe-repair contracts from
nearby Army posts have recently been awarded
our "Shoe-Rebuild" factory against all the big repair
shops of this and neighboring cities.
Uncle Sam Is a Shrewd, Careful Buyer
After a careful investigation he found that WE are doing
by far the best shoe-mending in Washington.
We Use Only the Best Materials.
We employ the highest skilled shoemakers
and the most modern Goodyear-welt Shoe Ma
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practically "LIKE NEW."
Uncle Sam Knows That It Pays to
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Follow His Example Today
And send us some of your discard
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Neolin Whole Soles, Best Oak Leather Half
With' Rubber Heels Soles and Heels
$2.00 Men's $1.60
$1.75 Women's and Boys' $1.40 '
$1.75 Misses' and Youths' $1.30
$1.50 Children's $1.20
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her own people, was clearly proven to
day by secret censorship regnlatlonr
published by the State Department
showing's complete press control.
IJberal speeches were suppressed:
news of. suspicious fires or disasters
withheld; comment on foreign news of
eme political significance was colored
rult German government rjurDOaea:
efforts were made to cheer the flagging
spirits of the wearied Austrlans.
Ono secret circular to the presg held
that there was a certain amount of
"blUfT about American war Mnr-
tlon figures, but added, the fact must
not be overlooked that the United
States, with, the support of Its capacity
I for material and Industrial manage
ment. Is arming itself for war with
great energy and tenacity." In conclu-
iiuu iue tmiusr warani uiai tney must
o luia senousiy -witnout on ina ac
count being made a source of worry."
Germany's food shortage was reflected
In one memorandum says. "Advertise
ments In which dog flesh Is offered for
eat aA vw.fr .IIahwI ni.l. .u...a.
1 News of strikes was guarded, while
reference to a resolution adopted by the
Leipzig unions was suppressed.
JUSTICES AT FISTICUFFS
CHICAGO. Jan. 8. Samuel Harrison
and NaVarua Barshumlam, justices 'of
the peace, forgot. all about the last
part of their title and "mixed It" In
the former's court room.
They will be tried by a neutral. Jus
tice. All work
called for and
1M. -13 PA.AVE.