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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDA1, SEPTEMBER 17, 1918.
ST. QUENTIN 1INES
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last Friday had been "no man's land"
After shooting down the fitrman
machine Gaillard received bullets In
the motor of his airplane It was
wrecked when It landed
Ga.llard had taken part In the same
combat as Lieutenant Dellve. the lat
ter shooting down three German Fok
Vers. BRITISH BOMBING
PLANES RAID FOE
LONDON. Sept. J 6. British bomb
ing planes successfully attacked the
German railway at Metz-Sablon. four
aerodromes and the German cities
of Mainz and Karlsruhe. During last
night 350 bombs, totaling sixteen and
a half tons In weight, were dropped.
All British machines returned safely.
Sue-esses attained by the Italians j
in three recent surprise attacks, in
which Grotelle. an important position
at the bottom of the Brenta valley,
was captured, have thrown the Aus
trians into disorder, says a .iispatch
to the Italian embassy this after
noon. The Austrians had constructed
formidable fortifications with sev
eral lines of trenches and barbed
wire caverns for numerous machine
guns and artillery. The LItalian ar
tillery opened an intense fire against
the Austrians. who replied violently.
After fifteen minutes of firing all the
visible Austrian defenses' were de-!
stroyed and groups of Italian sho;k
troops, supported by Infantry and
aided by aviators, rushed forward,
engaging In hand-to-hand fighting,
which lasted several hours.
The Sixteenth and Nineteenth Hun
garian regiments fought desperately
but were finally overpowered.
A complete wireless statljn was
captured. Three hundred and fifty
of Austria's best troops wero cap
tured. U. S. UNIFORMS IN
DUGOUT OF BOCHES
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON
THE LORRAINE FRONT, Sept. 15
(delayed). Two American uniforms,
helmets, and gas masks that had ap
parently been used by enemy .spies demurrer, Charles A. Baker, a mem
were found in a German dugout near her of tCe public utilities of the
n-t,i ,. I federation points out That the ques-
iniau-ourt. I tlon is one that cannot be considered
capt. J. T. McNaraee. of ..he Brit- . unIjcr the rullne of the commission,
ish engineers, who was awarded the but that he believes that the corn
American distinguished service cross j mission should suspend the ruling In
.for heroism In the fighting on the.or(jer that the questions of a 5-eent
Ourcq. was especially honored this I fare on(1 universal transfers may be
afternoon when an entire battalion j 3cted uponaTthIs time.
was arawn up lo see & mcuai pinneu
upon him. A band played during the
ceremony and a number of German
prisoners looked on.
A large number of French women
this afternoon trudged for miles
through the heat and dust to put
Army and Navy Uniforms
Sold at Actual Cost I
Hats of High Quality
At Moderate Prices
Are to Be Found
WE are ready, with a complete
assortment of high-grade hats
Hats'.that will wear well!
Hats of approved style 1
Hats of wanted colors!
The variety is so large that it
seems impossible for a man not to
find one that looks well on him.
Stetson, Borsalinos, Crofut-Knapp
and our own Brand.
Foch Inspects Yanks
1 Before Great Attack
In St. Mihiel Sector
PARIS. Sept. 17 Before the
Americans launched their great at
tack at the St. Mlhlel salient they
were Inspected by Marshal Koch, it
was learned today.
He enthusiastically approvrd the
step; that had been taken In prep
aration for the blow.
flowers upon the
graves of fallen
LONDON, Sept. 17. The Serbian of
fensive continues with success, It was
officially announced today.
The Bulgarian front has been
pierced to a dept of more than five
miles on a front of over twelve mile?.
More than 3,000 prisoners and 2ijru
have been captured. The FrencW a
Serbian casualties are small.
The remainder of the village of
Gradisnltza has been taken and the
Important ridges of Sokol, Trnavska.
Rovovska. and Psrazdasta are in al-
A Jugo Slav division has reached
5-CENT FARE RATE
A. demurrer to the petition of the
Washington Hallway and Electric
Company for authority to charge a
straight 0-cent fare on all its lines
was tqday filed with .the Public Utlll
ties Commission by the Federation of
Citizens' Associations, through Will
lam JIcK. Slayton. chairman of Its
committee on public utilities. ,
The matter of raising or lowering
car fares is a rate question and the
demurrer is based on the fact that
the petition connot be considered at
this time as the commission has prevl
ously ruled that it is without au
thority to pass on rate questions until
il has completed a valuation of the
properties of the company.
I When the federation asked for an
order establishing universal trans
fers, the commission ruled that the
universal transfer matter was a rate
question and could not be acted upon
until the valuation was completed.
The commission is still considering
the valuation to be given to the com
panj. In a memorandum attached to the
ADMIRAL MAYO IN ENGLAND.
LONDON. Sept 17. Admiral Mayo,
of the United States navy, has ar
rived In England, It was officially
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hang-dog expression and plunged Into
the depths of quivering melanchola.
It was hardly dawn today when he
appeared at the police station.
"I want to see the captain," he said
to the lieutenant, but when he was
informed that the captain was asleep
he declared himself to be Charles E.
"I killed my wife yesterday morn
ing in the Cumberland hotel," he said,
the police declare.
The full story of the crime and of
the subsequent wanderings of the
man who drew a salary of 120 O00 a
year In the newspaper business did
not come out. but Chapln said he had
tried to take his own life.
Bam News Writers.
Bits of the tragedy were pieced out
from statements made as Chapln
talked with a station patrolman after
lb-' captain ami a detective had fin
ishes 'i t.ming him.
He held his head down while he was
being "booked" at the station until
he was asked his business. Then his
head snapped up and he answered:
He declared he didn't want to see
any one. Particularly he drew t.ie
line against newspaper men.
Then he went to the captain's of
fice, where he sat with his head in
his hands at times, at other times
pacing up and down the room, his
ami moving about wildly.
"Who are you?" asked the rtatlon
"I'm Mr. Chapln. I killed my wife,"
Han No Reason.
"With this." He pulled a slx-cham
bered revolver from h!3 pocket, ac
cording to the police. One chamber
had been exploded. As the patrol
man examined the weapon, Chapm
reached to another pocket.
"Here's another." he said, and ex
hibited an automatic pistol.
"Why did you kill her?" asked th
He flung his arms over his head '
and replied: !
"No reamn whatever." I
Asked whe-e he had been, Chanln
declared h- did not know. He sil
that for four nlehts he had not slept
He had wandered about the town. In
declared, on subway and elcvnrM
trains. He said he went to Prospe t
Park yesterday and aimed the re
volver at his head, but saw a police- '
man and did not shoot, he said. He
fired a shot when the policeman went
"Hut only our partridge has been
exploded." the Polirernan exclaimed
"No, no," Chapln declared. "There
must be another. I fired that shot."
Reminded of Crime.
Chapln said he bought a morninc
paper, read of the search for hlrry'.r
Referring to our advertise
ment of last week for an execu
tive the points you wanted to
remember are these:
Name of picture The Mayor
Length Eight reels two
Subject The Wet vs. Dry
fight in a middle western city.
Production A Triangle
Anawftinir Tiunlrrl of narten:
Yp, lc 1 a war of irttlnc Into h
profitably nl of thn motion picture
butnr (distribution), on jour own
affriunt Tirftnlllni your own mony, In
yrn- n IUtrlrt Knr push.
I.nfuJiKe of bulnffl nnd tulnrn
mn rrepntlal; knowledge of motion
pfriure buIn"BB aa such unimportant.
It 1 brausM of this nvcffltftr that
ar onVrlnff thj chance to out
siders. Ih tlm thin Is prlntM thla
territory may b riouM
Mi-itrin 3 ann r.xl Instantly.
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Have You Fulfilled Your
Red Cross Pledge?
Have you paid yours?
Many have not redeemed their pledges for the second war fund
of the Red Cross.
Look up your receipt and attend to this today. Send check,
money order, or currency to Cuno H. Rudolph, Second National Bank.
Do it now. This will save time, paper, money, and the trouble
of a personal call.
K. C. B.'s TOWN GOSSIP
DEAR MR. ICC.E
IF YOU'VE never done It.
WILI YOU please write.
IX YOUR column.
ABOUT THE man.
WHOSE WIFE and little boy.
WHO IS seven-years old.
AND SPITS through a hole.
WnERE THERE was a tooth.
BCT THERE is now a vacancy.
WEVT AWAY to the country.
TO ESCAIE the heat.
AM) THE noise.
AXD THE sin Mia.
OP THE city.
AJVD OF how the man.
PROMISED HIS wife.
HE WOULDN'T be lonesome.
AM) OF how the tlrst night.
HE CAME hom from work.
I'OR A quiet evening.
AXI) ruT on hla slippers.
AND CiOT the paper.
AND THE blfr chair.
AM) SAT down.
A.D THERE wasn't any little boy.
TO AMt him questions.
THAT HE couldn't answer.
AM) he couldn't read.
nECAUSE OF the noise.
THAT THE clock made.
AM) HE saw a little old sandal.
WITH A hole In IL
AM) HE put away the paper.
AND WENT up to bed.
AND IT was no quiet.
HE COULD hear things.
AND THERE was no one to talk to.
AND HE got In bed.
ASTD THE mattress.
HAD DIG lumps In IL
ALMOST AS big.
AS THE empty pot.
and Is allesrd to have
fils wife, ac-'
called that he had killed his wife,
ronling to the police.
Mrs fhnpin was foumJ n her bed
some hours after her husband had left
their rooms. Hn told trier, h wai
III. but when Don r. Seltz. business; Mrs- Sage compromised. Mr.
man.r of the World, received a l.t-l-;.' &gv,n years old
ter rrom Chapln saying he was going and hs wfe a few years young".
to kill both his wife and himself, the .
Chapln room wa- entered Two notes CINCINNATI POLICE STRIKE OFF.
were found, one of them saying that,
Chapln had killed hl wife as she lay CINCINNATI. Ohio, Sept. 17. C!n-anli-ep,
nd Intended killing himself, clnnatl policemen called ofT their strike
Mrs. Chapln was Miss Nellie Teeble I esterday afternoon anil returned to
of Chicago. They were married duty. They did s without obtaining
thirty nine years ago. Chapln had I any guarantees relative to their de
beca city editor of the World for many mands.
Joy Out of Life
IX TnE man's" heart.
AKD nE didn't go to sleep.
TILL AFTER four.
AXD Iff the morning.
AJTD HAD to go to work.
WITHOUT HIS breakfast.
XXD HE was late.
AND THE boss looked at him.
WITH A cold.
AND CALCULATING eye.
BECAUSE HE didn't know.
WHAT A terrible tragedy.
nAD JCST entered.
INTO THE poor man's life.
A3VD MR. K. C. R.
YOU'RE A kind man.
AND IF you'll wrltr something.
ABOUT A man like that.
I KNOW his wife will see It.
AND 3nELL read It aloud.
TO TnE little boy.
AND AFTER that.
THEY'LL NEVER go away.
WITHOUT THE man.
AND THEY'LL all be happy.
AND MAYBE I can fix It.
SO THE little boy.
WILL TUT you In his prayers.
RIGHT AFTER the soldiers.
I TILVNK you.
P. O. IUSPALJU.
Ploux City. Iowa.
years, and was one of the best known
newspaper men in the country.
Chapln was a gnindnephcw of the
late Ilussell Sage. He inherited
I2B.O0O under the Sage will, but
ularled a legal action to break the
gSSP By Briggs,
LODGE SEES LOOSE
PEACE TALK END
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derstand them. I believe that they
will learn, and the sooner the better,
that the American people mean to
fhave complete -victory.
"They must be made to know that
we have no Intention of arguing with
them about terms of peace around a
table. When Prussian mllltnris-n Is
crushed and the Germans throw up
their hands, then the United States
and her allies will tell them the terms
of peace which they are to accept. In
no other way can the world be made
safe airalnst German Ttrars of eon.
I quest. In no other way can we Jus
tify our entrance Into the war and our
sacrifice of our best and our bravest.
Until complete victory Is reached on
German soil any negotiations or dis
cussion with our enemies would mean
that the war was lost, our sacrifices
in vain and our high purposes de
feated. Muck Flsjhtlns Remains.
"There Is much Hghting yet to be
done: many sacrifice still to be made,
but the light of victory Is shining
upon our armies and upon those of
"We shall pres on until the only
end worthy of attainment Is fully
reached. Germany has brought un-,
numbered woes upon an innocent
world. She must be put In a posl-j
tlon where she cannot strike again.'
She has appealed In the lust of con-!
quest, to the dread arbitrament of;
arms. Y.y that she must abide, bne
shall not now resort to talk and bar
gain for a decision.
"We mean to put her In physical
bonds. We mean to make the world
safe for all free, law-abiding, decent
people so that they may live their
lives In peace, unthreatened and un
alarmed. For this we fight. We
rhall not ask more. We shall never
IMeada for Jngo-SIavs.
Lodge declared that President WIV
son's "recognition of the Czecho
slovaks, one of the most admirable
things done In the war." commits
the United States to the dissolution
of the Austrian empire
"We must go further and recog
nize the Jugo-SIavs. at whose head
stands Serbia," said Lodge. "We
must recognize the Pole, who will
bar Germany's eastern movement."
Lodge criticised George Creel, chair
man of the committee on public In-
formation, for approving a recent
publication entitled "2.000 Questions
and Answers on the War." Lodge de
declared this publication was In aid
of German propaganda.
He hotly assailed Frederic C. Howe
commissioner of Immigration at New
York, for writing books and articles
which. Lodge said, "tended to show
that we are in this war Cor some
Senator Thomas, speaking for the
Democrats in the Senate, said they
agreed thoroughly with every word
"There Is no difference of opinion
as to the common determination of
the American people to carry the war
through. All propaganda likely to
cast doubt on this purpose should be
Senator McCumber of North Dakota
gave notice that later In the day he
also will deliver a speech on the
OROVILLB. CaL. Fept. 17. A den of j
eletcn rattlesnakes failed to deter Rob
, crt HemlrUk and his daughter from
locating a chrome li-dge near Yankee
Hill. The two spotted the ledge an.Ii
proceeded to locute It when they s-xw
i the reptiles' nest. Together they killed
the snakes and went on ulth their lo
LONDON INVITES TAFT.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. William P '
Toft, president of the League to Kn
force Peace, has been Invited to de
liver the principal address at the flrsi
meeting of the Lcamic of Km Na
tions associations to be held in Lon
don October 10.
! PRESIDENrS NOTE
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prompt action of President Wilson.
Fears had been entertained in many
quarters that he would feel con-
I strained to give at least a few days'
consideration to the Austrian offer.
However, he did nothing of the kind.
With the unofficial copy of the pro-
I posal at his disposal, the President
yesterday carefully read It through
several limes. Then he dictated the
reply and sent It across to Secretary . Czernln Interview.
?.1.n7oW?h,swSlI:h,s - .
Ister for transmission to Vienna vtalsInC8 th8 SP conference, when th
Stockholm as soon as It had been de-1 question of Initiative was argued
termined that the official text of the upon between the, two Kaisers." h
document did not differ from the nn-' said.
official. 1 The recent meetings of Austrian
Language Clear. land German statesmen, and the pres-
No opportunity was given to anrtenc8 ot Austrlan troops on thi
enemy of the United State, to aSan
take this country's- position. The d0uble. The first Is the home view
language used was clear. There point. They still want to make be
were no loopholes for continuing the lleve they are not responsible foi
exchanges Until Austria and her t continuation of the war. The sec-
allies are ready to accept the posi-
tlon of the United States, already are tryling to influence allied radl
completely known to the world, there cals and socialists and even officials
can be no further official exchanges. "Although aiming at the contrary,
Incidentally, by acting Immediately, Germany's attempts will more that
President Wilson nipped In the bud ever fall to produce among the J.
any effort on the part of the pacifist i lies any Idea of a separate peace."
element in this country, England, 1 -
France or other entente nation to
rally to the cry of peace by negotla -
uo.il. .mere were some oi me presi
dent's advisers who believed that in I
answering the note he should again
set forth the peace alms of the United
States and dissect the ambiguous lan
guage used by the Austrian govern
ment to show that Its protestations
were actuated entirely by hypocrisy.
This suggestion was given brief
consideration, but It was soon seen
that by doing this the United States
might seem to be giving considera
tion to a proposal that, after all, was
insulting to Its Intelligence. So the
president himself, with the complete
approval of Secretary of State Lan
sing, decided to reject the appeal and
end for all time suggestions of a
peace by negotiation no matter from
whence it came.
It is now expected that Germany
will see fit to repudiate the Austrian
note. That has been its attitude In
the past when feelers were put forth
and failed. However such action hard
ly can Improve Internal conditions in
Germany in the opinion of officials
INDORSE REJECTION OF
LONDON, Sept. 17. Without excep
tion London's morning newspapers to
day placed their indorsement on the
unofficial reply to Austria's peace pro
posal as voiced by Foreign Secretary
Balfour when he declared there could
be no peace on such a foundation.
Even the Dally News, which had
urged consideration of the invitation
to "unbinding" peace discussions, de
clared Balfour to be reasonable.
"Balfour's attitude Is perfectly
reasonably," said this paper. "Iti
doesn't bring up the question ofl
whether the reply shall be unqualified,
rejection or unqualified acceptance,!
but what reply Is best calculated to
extract a positive gain from the situ
atlon. particularly to frustrate the
enemy's obvious Intention of making
PUUUC&1 capiuu at ngme out oi a nac
rejection by the allies."
"A compromise is Impossible." de
clared the Times. "Balfour has no
doubt as to the true character of
'Balfour has exposed the true pur
pose of the proposal," said the MalL
Balfour summarized the viewpoint.
not only of the statesmen, but also of
the entente peoples," the Express said.
The Telegraph said: "Balfour was
wholly right when he said he caw
not tne smauesi cnance lor a pro
posal leading to 'that golden con
summation to which we all passion
ately look forward All desire peace.
but all approve Balfour's negative.
There is something more than peace.
It Is a security from German cruelty
and ambition. There must be an end
to this menace before peace."
LATEST PEACE MOVE
DENOUNCED AT ROME
AS TEUTONIC TRICKERY
ROME. Sept. 17. The Corrlere Del
Sera today sounded a warning In con
nection with the Austrian proposal
for peace discussions.
"It Is necessary to offer energetic
resistance to the Austrian proposal
because It Is aimed at embroiling the
THESE CHILDREN REGAINED HEALTH
THROUGH FATHER JOHN'S MEDICINE
GRATEFUL MOTHER SAYS "THERE
IS NOTHING LIKE IT AS
FROM ALCOHOL AND
IN ANY FORM
Writine from Oakland.
Nebraska. Mrs. Swan Pear
son says: "My three babies,
Florence. Harold and Glenwood.
pictures I am sending you, have refrained
health and strenjrth from Father John's
Medicine. I think there is nothing like
it. It built them up and helped them
through a dangerous illness."
Thousands of mothers depend upon Father John's Medicine as theji
family remedy whenever the children become thin, weak and run down
or have a cold or cough. Thousands of trratcful letters have been written
telling of the benefits received from this old-fashioned, pure and whole
some food tonic, which gives new health and strength because of the
rich food elements which it contains. It is guaranteed absolutely fret
from alcohol or dangerous dross in any form.
I belligerents at a decisive jxriod." sail
I the newspaper.
I The Messagero said: The first eoa
dltlon of any discussion should bi
I the central powers acceptance of thl
' general principle of freedom and la
dependence for every nation."
FRENCH OFFICIAL SAYS
PEACE NOTE WILL FAIL
TO SEPARATE ALLIES
PARIS, Sept. 17. An official of th
ministry of foreign affairs. Interview
ed by the United Press today, declare
the Austrian note was not unexpect
ed. In consequence of the pacifist
campaign announced by the speeche
of Von Solff and Von Payer and thi
ond Is the exterior viewpoint. They
A fireproof building for the stor
age of records of construction, to t
erected in the District of Columbia, It
recommended in the estimates of thi
War Department, which were submit
ted to Congress today.
The War Department asked foi
1450.000 for this purpose. It Is prob
able the estimate will be allowed bj
the Appropriations Committee In view
of the great importance of the do
partment records relating to the con
structlon of camps and other matters
ORDER RUBBER SAVING.
Elimination of &50O styles of rebba
footwear Is called for under a war
time schedule of production announce
by Jhe war Industries board. Manu
facture of all boots except those of si
essential nature for men is prohibited
Lift Off Corns!
Doesn!t hurt a bit! Sore com:
lift right off with
' fingers. Magic!
Costs few cents! Drop a IlttU.
Freezone on that touchy corn. In-i
stantly that corn stops hurting.)
then you lift it right out with th
Why wait? Your druggist sells,
a tiny bottle of Freezone for a few'
cents, sufficient to rid your feet of,
every hard corn, soft corn, or com,
between the toes, and calluses.
without soreness or irritation.
Freezone Is the much talked of dis
covery of the Cincinnati genius.
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