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E Ux Spend Four Honrs in Trenches and Return Unharmed. Hun >ISCOVEREl) OX RETURN TRIP kulletii Flew Thick and Past, but Daring Khnkl-Clad Lads Reached Their Own Line.* Unscathed. Examine Lon;? Stretch of Defenses. nr.*,.. fUy Prei-a.l ^vnir TICK AMERICAN ARMY IN "RANCE. March 23.?Two oncers and our men went over the top to-day in road dayilght, h fest seldom accotn Ushed. Although the ?un wan sliin iK and the sky waa clear, the Anierl ans decided not to defer anv longer jhelr determination to learn ^definitely 'hether Germans were present In reat numbers in an enemy trench. IVhen dawn camo there were faint 1 louds showing bark of the enemy's | ne?. and the Americans delayed for a 'me. hoping for rain and fog, but when | ne clouds disappeared the two ofTlcers lh? f,jUr ?nen decided to make the ayllgrht venture, although they wouSd ? under the eyes of a watchful enemy, n were in a place where even pistol ""eta might lind their mark. Machine guns were posted, and the nierlcans. with grenades swinging at "leir waists, and with rTries !n hand, lambered up from the flrestep and out ver the parapet. They slid headfirst Uo the nrarcn shell hole, and tne | ^urney ?vs on. Moving from shell hole > shell h"|e. taking advantage of the lightest rise in the terrain, the pa | rol proceeded. In the trenches behind lem their comrades stood with fingers | n their rifles ready to fire the Instant ny Germans might show themselves. I VKflK SKKN UV CO.MflAnr:* to i:.\ti:ii i:\k.uv trkxcii I-rom the American lines the patrol lembers were seen to force th??ir way trough the enemy fire. and. on? by ne. disappear into the German front ?ench. During the next four hours the m^n |i the trenches waited anxiously, liear >S nothing from, the patrol, who. dur i?T that tlm*, were Inspecting COO ards of the German trenches. | Prepared for Instant battle. the six merlcans made their way from one ench section to another, going into *ch dujjout with the muzzle of their istols and rifl?s preceding thorn, and ?aveled 300 yards. Returning to the ont from which they had started on lelr inspection, they searched tilt* ?ench^s S00 yards in Die other dlrec on. While four liour.< inay seem a >ng time for this work, it must J>e ept In mind that every bend arid every ugout may contain an overwhelming j nemy group, and there was no assur I nee thai the Germans had not c.,n raled men in pl.tces. prepared to meet ie Invaders. |u:xs discover patiuh. AND III I.I.KTS IlKCitV To Pl-V It was noon when first the head o? American was observed above an icrny parapet. The watchers In the mcrican 'Ines breathed easier, but at lis moment the Germans discovered ie patrol, ami rifle bullets began to nack against the trench sides and ottom. iJiscovere J. the six Americans loM |o time In moving out. Unscathed, they Jturncd to our lines, bringing all the iformatlon they had sought. At the other end of our lines during ie night American patrols sought to o through th'- enemy wire. They enetrated t.ie Urst belt successfully, ut when they reached the second, a fergeant, who is from Texas, put his land on a wire and received an electric ] nock and was burned. This attracted the attention of an I,nemy sentry, who tired a flare, forc jiC the Americans to drop to the round, and they crawled hurriedly | ack to their own lines as the /lar'e led away. PLAN TO RAISE AGE LIMIT err C?n?rrfp<lon Rill In fireat Tlrltaln I; Mar Alio Apply to Ireland?Would Ralme Age Mml< to fifty. rn>- Associated Pre?*.] LONDON. March 'Ji>.?The parliamen iry correspondent of the Daily Ex i'ress says that powerful Influences ?Ithln the government are pressing 13r the Introduction, when Parliament ] ja.'.sembles on April 0, of an entirely ew conscription bill, which would llse the aire limit to between forty ve and fifty years, and which would | pply conscription to Ireland and call >r moblll/ation of the volunteer home efense force. MAY RULE LITHUANIA ?ncal Crown Offered Poke William of t rnch, of "Wuritemlierg House. f By Associated Press.! AMSTERDAM, March 23.? ?he ducal rown of Lithuania has been ofTered nd probably will be accepted by Duke 171111am of Urach, according to the rankfurter Zeitunjr. |' Duke William of Urach. the second f his line, which Is a branch of the ouse of the Counts of Wurtt.-...'ierg, is ie head of the nonreiKninfir family'of rach. He was born in 1864. and is a eutenant-general in the Wurttem err nrmy. lie married Duchess Amelia f Bavaria, who died in 1912, and has .ght children. TO HhlAIN CAMP GRbtNE i'iir Department Apprnrrn Contrnots for I.arge Improvement* There. rnv Asuoclatf-d Prffs.l WASHINGTON, March 29. ? Appar ntly, the War Department has no Idea ow of abandoning Carr?p Greene. at harlotte. N. because contracts ere approved to-day lr> spend $140,000 a sewers and $80,000 on roads. These improvements, it is believed, will over >me the objections raised against the imp site. Itrlnrndler-General Ur.ilRnii,^ WASHINGTON. March 2D.~Re.slgn a on of Itrlgndior-Genoral fJhrlmoph^r . O'Nloll. commander of ?he Fifty-fifth ,-igade, Twenty-eighth Division (Penn ^lvania troops),. at Camp Hancoclc, iiffusta. Or., has been accepted by ^eaidont Wilson, effective March $2. OVER THE TOP BY AR11IUR GfY EMPEY, An American Hoy Who Went. (Copyright, 1917. by Arthur Guy Empty.! Lloyd had reached tho front-line trcnch, after his company had left it. A strange company was nimbly crawl ing up the trench ladders. They were ro-cnforccmentn going over. They were Scot ties, and they made a magiiiilccul sight In their brightly colored kilts and bare knees. Jumping over the trcnch. Lloyd raced across "no man's land," unheeding the rain of bullets, leaping over dark forms on the ground, some of which lay still, while others called out to him as he t-peedod past. He came to the German front line, | but It was deserted, except for heaps of dead and wounded?a grim tribute to tho work of his company, good old "L>" Company. Leaping trenches and gasping for broatn, Lloyd could see right ahead of him his company in a dead-ended sap of a communication trench, and across the open, away in front of them, a mass of Germans pre paring for a charge. Why didn't "D" Company lire on them? Why were they so strangely silent? What" were they waiting for? Then he knew?their am munition was exhausted. But what was that on his right? A machine gun. Why didn't it open fire land save them? lie would make that gun's crew do their duty. Rushing | over to the gun. he saw why it had not opened lire. Scattered arotwd Its base lay six still forms. They had brought their gun to consolidate the' captured position, but a German ina- I chine gun had decreed tliry would I never fire again. Lloyd rushed 10 the gun. and grasp ing the traversing handles, trained it on the Germans. He pressed the thumb piece, but. only a sharp click was the result. The gun was unloaded. Then ho realized his helplessness. He did not know how to load the gun. Oh, why hadn't ho attended the machine gun course In KnRland? lied been offered the chance, but with a blush of ! | shame he remembered that he had been! j afraid. The nickname of the machine (gunners had frightened him. They were called the "Suicide Club." Now ' because ?f this fear, his company would be destroyed, the men of "D" Company would have to die. because be, Albert Lloyd, had been afraid of a name. In liis shame he cried like a baby. Anyway, he could die with them, and. rising to his feet, he stumbled o\rr the body of one of the gunners, who emitted a faint moan. A gleam of hope flashed through him. Perhaps i this man cou.'d tell him how to load I the sun. Stooping over the body, he I gently shook it. and the soldier opened his oj-fp. Seeing Ltoyd, he closed them ana in. and in a faint voice said: "Get a way, you blighter, leave me alon*. | don't want any coward around me." The words cut Lloyd like a knife, but be was desperate. Taking the revolver ; out of the holster of the dying man. j he pressed the cold muzzle to the sol I diem head, and replied: i *. it is Lloyd, the coward of Com pany but. so help me God. If you don't le!! nie how to load that gun. I'll put a bullet through your brain!" A sunny smile came over the coun tenance of the dying man. and he said In a faint whisper: ' ? ?ood old boyt 1 kn'w you wouldn't disgrace cur company ?? Lloyd interposed. "For God's sake. ? f >ou want to save that company you are so proud of, tell nie how to load that damned gun!" A -? it re.-it ;ng a less on in school, 'he soldier replied in a weak, singsong voice: "Insert tag end of belt in feed bio.-k, with left hand pull belt left front. J'ull crank handle back on roller, let go, and repeat motion. Gun is now loaded. To fire, raise auto matic safety latch, and press thumb Piece, (iun is now tiring. If cun slops ascertain position of crank handle " Hilt Lloyd waited for no more. With wild joy at his heart, lie took a belt | fro'" ?>ne of the ammunition boxes lying beside the sun, and followed the dying man's Instructions. Then he pressed the thumb piece, and a burst of fire re warded his efforts. The gun was working. T raining It on the Germans he shouted for joy as their front rank went down. Traversing the gu nback and forth along the mass of Germans, he saw them break and run back to the cover o:' their trench, leaving their dead and wounded behind. He had saved his company, he. Lloyd, the coward, had "done his bit." Releasing the. thumb piece, he looked at the watch on his wrist. He was still alive, and the hands pointed to "3:38," tho time set for his death by the court. "l'ing!"?a hullet sang through the air. and Lloyd fell forward across the gun. A thin trickle of blood ran down his face from a little, black round holo in his forehead. The sentence of the court had been "duly carried out." The captain slowly raised tlio limp form drooping over the gun. and, wip ing the blood from the white face, recognized it as Lloyd, the coward of "D" Company. lievercntly covering the face with his handkerchief, he turned to his "noncoms," and in u voice husky with enioticn, addressed them: "Roys, it's Lloyd, the deserter. lie has redeemed himself, died the death of a hero. Died that his mates might live." That afternoon a solemn procession wended its way toward the cemetery. In the front a stretcher was carried by two sergeants. Across the stretcher the Union Jack was carefully spread. Hehind the stretcher came a captain ,and forty-three irten, all that were left c.,. ..p.. company. Arriving at the cemetery, they halted in front of an open grave. All about them, wooden crosses were broken and trampled into the ground. A grizzly old sergeant, noting thin destruction, muttered under his breath: "Curse the cowardly blighter who wrecked those crosses! If 1 could only got these two hands around his neck, his trip west would bo a short one."' The corpse on the stretcher seemed t<> move, or it might have been the wind blowing the folds of the Union .lack. CHATTER XXV. Preparing for the IIIr FiinIi. Rejoining Atwell after the execution I had a hard time trying to keep my secret from him. I think I must have lost at least ten pounds worrying over the affair. Reglnning at seven In tho evening it was our duty to patrol all communica tion and front-line, trenches, making note of unusual occurrences, and ar resting any one who should, to us, appear to be acting in a suspicious manner. We slept during the day. Hehind tho lines there was great ac tivity, supplies and ammunition pour ing in. and long columns of troops con stantly passing. \\*? were preparing for the l^ig offensive, the forerunner of tho battle of tho Scnime, or "big push." ? (To Bo Continued To-Morrow). . CLEMENCY FOB MDONEY SOUGHT BY PRESIDENT Climax of Efforts of Federal Govern ment to Set Aside Decision of California Court. MR. WILSON WIIiKS GOVERNOR I I His Action Has Few Precedents in ' American Judicial History?Labor Commission Favors New Trial in j Report. Illy Afooclatfl Prus.] WASHINGTON, March L'3.?-The only j comment of White House officials to day on President Wilson"? telegram to Governor Stephens asking him to ex tend executive clemency in the Mooney case, was that they would neither af- ! i firm nor deny such a telegram has been sent. Further than that they abso lutely refused to discuss it. The President's action, which has few precedents in American judicial history, comr-s as the < limax of much effort by the agencies of the Federal government to have the conviction of Mooney reversed and to get for him a new trial. When President Wilson sent his labor mediation commission Weal sev eral months ago to look into numerous labor disturbances which were threat ening the government's war produc tion program, it was especially charged to look into the Mooney case and make a report. The commission reported conclusions that the Mooney case had become so involved with the Issues of the bitter contest between capital and labor in San Francisco that he should have a new trial. About the same time the Bolshevik disturbances reached their height in Russia and all the influence of the United States was being exerted to pre serve the new democracy. Russian agl-j tators of tlse Lenirie and Trotzky type, opposing the efforts of the United' States, were using the Mooney case as I o.ie of their chief arguments to make | the Russian people believe that the j pleadings of the United States for the cause of democracy were insincere, i They declared in their public speeches I that the Mooney case was an example i of autocratic government in this coun- j try. and the commission reported to the I President that the effects of the case J hail become world-wide among the workers. It I.- .veil known that practically all i the prominent. labor leaders have been j asking tht? President to intervene for the relie uf Mooney, find many of the administration's advisers have been fa voring a step. After rvcivinjf the report of the commission President Wilson wrote Governor S ephens urging a new trial. The hlghe i court of California re cently refused it. As the wlii>:r? matter was one of ju dicial process within the State of Cal-j ifornia anrf over which the Federal i government had no control, only one course remained, and that was to ap peal to Governor Stephens to grant executive clemency. MOVE AMERICAN WOUNDED C oniairnoputH Mnko Hoorn for Britlnb , llurl In (i rfnl Somme StrUBgle. [ ny A>i0cl3tcil Pre." 1 J'ARIS. March 29.?American soldiers wounded aiong the Chemin-des-Dames arc bolny removed form American Rod ' Cro*;s hospitals in Paris to make room for British soldiers injured loo se riously to be moved a great distance. Twenty-seven Americans suffering from gas poisoning- have reached Paris on their way to a large base hospital behind the front. They are all New Engenders. One of the number, a pri vate of Irish extraction, whose home is in llridgeport. Conn., is waiting for tne time when he car, got into action again. This is why: ?'I was gassed on March IT. just when I expected to leave for the St. Patrick's Day celebration behind the lines. The worst of It was. It was yellow gas, which added insult to injury. "I believe I will be ail risht within a few days and God help Fritz u hen 1 get back *nd get a crack at him with my machine cun " All of the twenty-seven will recover. CELEBRATE TIME CHANGING Comnmnltr Sin^lnc, tnnevrl* und Pa triotic .VdilrrMft Will MnrU Set ting- l'|i of Clock*. f By Associated Press. 1 NEW YORK. March 29.?Community chorus singing. band concerts ami pa triotic addresses will mark the turn ing forward of clocks an hour in New York next Sunday morning, it was an nounced to-day by the light saving committee. The main celebration will be held in Madison Square Garden, commenc ing at 11 o'clock Saturday night. The singing will be led by 100 negro sol diers from Camp Upton. After mid night there will be Easter carols and patriotic songs. HUNS MOVE ON KURSK New Offensive Will PI nee Them bnt 300 3?lles Krnm Mn?> cow. f By Associated Pre**.) I.ONPON. March HO.?The beginning hy the Germans on Wednesday of an offensive in the direction of Kursk, 300 miles south of Moscow, is reported in the Petrogra.. newspapers, according to a lteuter dispatch from that city. German advance guards are reported to have been seen twelve miles from the town. The Ukrainian government has pro hibited the use of the Russian lan guage. Detroit Aviator Killed. PARIS. March 29.--Phelps Collins, of Detroit, Mich., a member of the La fayette flying rorps, was killed in an air fight on the. French front March 13, It was announced to-day. M. A. Book or, of Norfolk, Va., says: "1 have been using Blue Ridge Water continually for thirty-two years as a lnxative and relief from dyspepsia. Address pitii, i\ nnowv 401 lfii*f Krnnklln fltrerot. Plionei MhiIIhou rtO-VJ. , Montague Mfg.Co. I I. W. Corner Tenth nnd Main Htm. i LUMBER AND M'lX WORK. | Berlin Tells Bolshevik Government His Declaration Is Violation of Terms of Peace. ASKS ATT! T U I) K OX XOTB Wants to Know How President Wil son's Proposal to Aid Russia to Continue War Is Regarded in Moscow. fIJy ApsorlatPfl Priss. 1 MOSCOW. Thursday. March 28.?Ger many has protested again to the Uol shevik government against the declara tion last week of American Ambas sador Francis that Russia will become a German province if it submits to the pr>ace terms of the central powers. According to the German contention, this was a violation of the peace treaty. The government replied that the am bassador's statement was merely a re-' production of the telegram which he addressed to the All-Russian Congress at Moscow, which ratified the peace treaty. The government declares it maintains toward the ambassador's declaration the same attitude that was adopted in respect of the telegram sent to Moscow. ASKS ATTITUDK TOWARD I?KK.SIDK.Vr*S I'ltOrOSAIi LONDON, March 20.?An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Moscow says Germany has addressed a note to the Council of Russian National Commis sioners asking its attilude towards President Wilson's proposals to assist Russia to continue the war. In re ply the commissioners merely sent a copy of the cablegram dispatched to Mr. Wilson by the Moscow conference. In his messa?** to the All-Russian Congress. Mr. Wilson said thai, al though the United States at present was unable to render the direct aid it would wish to extend, it would avail itself of every opportunity to secure for Russia once niore complete sov ereignty and independence in her own affairs. CIVIL POPULATION DRIVEN OUT BY GERMAN ADVANCE flcucpvc Stored of Food *t Red Cro?? WurrhouMp* Turned Over to llrttifth Soldiers. [ y Associated Pres?.! PARIS, Thursday, March 28. ? The entire civil population i;\ the region of tne German advance has been taken out. lid ward liyre Hunt, of the Ameri can Red Cross, reports to Red Cross headquarters here. When tne evacuation began, the Red Cross, co-operating with the French and British authorities, established a chain of relief stations for refugees. Dr. \V. B. Jackson, of Florida, and Dr. Hone Baldwin, of Baltimore, together with a staff of nurse?, were at Mont didier and later at Beauvais. Unserve stores of food at Red Cross warehouses were turned over to the British soldiers. American and French nurses are caring for wounded who arc established at Vio-sur-Aisne. where the women are working hard. Mr. Hunt, who was Herbert Hoover's representative at Antwerp under the. ol.l Belgian relief commission, says the. refugees are showing the same mar velous passive patience as that dis played by those in Belgium and Italy. Few complaints are heard. FOUR DEAD RESULT OF FIRE Tito Other* Serlotmly lnjnrcd When Tlteatrleiil lionrdinc-lioune Uurna In ??? York. N'EW YORK, Marcn 29.?Three per sons were burned to death, one was killed by a fall, and two were se.riously injured In a fire in a theatrical board ing-house In West Thirty-eighth Street early to-day. The cause of the, fire is unknown, and fire officials are Investi gating reports that it was of incen diary origin. There have been six fires at the house since tbe first of the year, according to the fire marshal. The monetary loss was small. WAI.TKlt I>. .UOSI2S Ji CO.. 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PROMISES MANY OTHERS SOON Fronch~OlTlccr Takes American Army | leader's Proposal Hefore the Council at the Front for Formal I Acceptance. j (By A>noolated t'ryj.l PARIS, March 20.?General Pershing called on General Foch at headquar ters yesterday, according to I/Informa tion, and placed at his disposal the whole resources of the American army for the employment in the battle now | in progress. "I come," ^'Information quotes General Pershing as saying, "to say to you that the American people would hold It a yreat honor for our troops were they engaged in the present battle. I aslc It of you In my name ar.l in thatjOf the American people. "There is at this moment no other question than that of lighting. Infan try, artillery, aviation?all that we have?are yours Jo dispose of them as you will. Others are coining which are as numerous as will be necessary. I have come to say to you that the Amer ican people would be proud to be en gaged in the greatest battle in his tory." General Foch placed General Per shing's offer before the council at the front. IVInformation says. The coun cil includes Premier Clemenceau. Com mander - in - Chief Petain and Louis Louchour, Minister of Munitions. SITUATION IMPROVES Currraiionilrnt Ilcpo-ts Thnt Crisis of Battle U Believed to Bo Over. [By Associated Prw.l LONDON, March 2f?.?A hopeful view of iho situation is given l>y the Morn ing Post's correspondent at the front, telegraphing Thursday night. "The greatest crisis is thought to be over." he says. "Fresh troops are coming' up steadily and new batteries are laying: the foundations of a for midable protective barrage. "There are signs that the enemy is being pushed for reserves. He has thrown in one of his naval divisions, which he has not done hitherto unless caught short-handed in an exciting situation. The tnen of this division, according to prisoners, were told that they would not be called upon to fight hard: as they were opposing tired troops who could not maViv much resistance. They have already learned to their sorrow that British battalions, although tired, may fight as well as ever, and the lesson has cost them heavily in casualties. MORE MEN IN HOSPITAL UNIT I nlvcrnliy of Virginia Or^nnl/.ntlon at t nm|i Sevier to lluve 1*JM) on Itoll. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 CHAKLOTTERVILL.B. VA., ,\:?\r~h 1S. ?The number of oul'sted men !n t.'n' versity of Virginia Ua?e Hospital \'o. ? ?! 1 has been changed from ir.3 to I'O'l. Major \V. H. Ooodwin. director ?>f (I.e. [ unit. !s enlisting men to till t;p the additional ?ount. and h:'.s so far se cured the names of fifteen who intend to go into this work. Drafted ni"n have only until April 1 to enlist. After ti'.at date, no inductions from one branch to another of the National Army will be made. Reports from Oamp Sevier, Green ville, S. C.. where 153 of the enlisted men are in training, indicate thnt progress is being made in their prep arations fir hospital duty. One taso of German measles developed during I the customary two weeks' quarantine i to which *he organization was suli ! jected to i revent spread of any con tagious disease '1 In ret.iainder of the men were pronounced in good health. Itrtll*h Launch I-"lve Ship*. T.ON DON. March 23.? Five standard ships were launched in Uritish ship yards Wednesday, the Central News says it understands. No Name Found for Week ?f Battle Fale of England Has Been Corn milled lo Test oj One Clash oj Arms. 1 llv Associated Press. 1 I.ON1 >ON. Thursday, March 28.?The buttle, for whi-.h no one attempts to give a imni>;, because it is on a scale too great for uny geographical desig nation. began out; week ago this morn ing. To say that it has been a week of the greatest ."train and stress that the British people have ever known would be to make a futile understate ment. The fate of England, indeed, of the whole British empire, has been com mitted to the test of one clash of arms. 13very one has realized this to the depth of his mind. The a.ixiety in the rural districts has been even keener than in the cities, where the frequent news paper bulletins haVe furnished the pub lic with food for dfscussion and specu lation. 4 The most impressive effect of the crisis has been the sweeping aside of all political factional disputes. To-day there is only the united nation, whose hearts are with the soldiers in France. Before, the progress of the war had come to the level where discussion of policies and personal'ty were consum ing a considerable part of the peo ple's attention, and particularly the at tention of politicians. To-day the pacifist journals have fallen into line with the others. They have dropped their criticisms of the management of the war and ceased to talk of peace by negotiation. POLICEMAN BEATEN KfTiiMn of Officer* tb Arrrnt Cnnndlmi Denrrlprs Cnnnr Itlotn in Qurlipr. QUEBEC, March ? Artliur Evan-j turel, a Federal ofllcer, Is recovering I to-day from injuries sustained at tho j hands of a crowd last night when j Dominion police undertook the round- ' ingr-up of deserters under the military j service act. Authorities say Evanturel was tied to a oost and whipped into unconsciousness. Another otlioer is In a hospital suffertne Trom a fractured skull. Mayor J<avigner declares he be lieves the worst of the trouble is over. llonorn for President. LONDON'. March C9.?President Wil son, lite press association says, has expressed his willinaness 10 accept the honorary decree of doctor of laws from Cambridge University. BIG BUTTLE MY LUST MTie MONTH OR TWO Daily Mall Says Greatest Need of Allies Is for Train ml Amer ican Soldiers. LLOYD GEOKGK IS CORRECT London Paper Tliinks Tliat Offen sive Will He t'seful if It Spurs America to Greater Efforts to l'lay Part Expected of Her. Illy Associated Press.] LONDON, March 29.?Referring: to Prenjier Lloyd George's urgent appeal to tile United States for men, as Bent through the Karl of Heading, British high commissioner, tho Daily Mall says: "This nation and its allies must be prepared for another month, or, per haps, two months ol continuous fight ing. To meet the stupendous efforts and evident desperation of the enemy, our efforts and those of our allies must be on an equal scale." The newspaper then briefly sums up America's efforts since entering tho war nearly a year ago, and continues: "With this record many Americans are by no means satisfied. It hurts them to think that In this battle? oC battles they are not playing a greater part. We think their self-reproaches exaggerated, tfut undoubtedly the Ger man offensive will not have been with out its use if its spurs America to con centrate on the problems of raisins and landing In France the greatest number of trained soldiers. That is the main assistance America can render us at this crisis. "I.loyd George puts it as he puts most things, with satisfying succinct ness. when he says: 'It is im possible to exaggerate the import ance of getting American re-enforce ments across the Atlant'c in the short est possible space of time.' Those words might well be displayed over every government office, over every shipyard and every training camp In the United States. They contain tho kernel of the whole problem." LUMBERMEN TO MEET Contemner nt Memphis Will Consider How Southern Producers May Fur ther Aid Government. NEW ORLEANS. March 23.?Tho Southern Pine Association to-day sent out a call for a mass-meeting of South ern lumbermen to he held in Memphis, April 4. to consider what further ser vices the lumbt-rmen can render the government in war-time activities. Smarl Appttrcl fop Women nn?l .)IU*tf <? Drond nt Set-find, Richmond, Vn. A Special Sale of Easter Blouses Georgette Blouses $3.98 \ ?Regular Prices $5.00 nntl Up. Several hundred Blouses of heavy Georgette Crepe and Crepe de Chine that have been selling from ?r>.00 up to 57.?0 will be offered to-day at $3.98. Comparison made assures us that these values are not to be duplicated in Richmond. Among the new ideas shown in these won derful Blouses are the new round neck embroidered Blouses and hand-beaded Blouses. Sizes to 4 1. Voile Blouse; .98 ffl Every day new models are added to this collection of g Blouse values. Many of the smartest models of the season \: R will be found here in Voile, and a good Voile, loo, at $1.03. ^ ^ Sizes to 4S. ^5 Great Offering Easter Suits At a Saving of $2.50 to $5.00 on Every Garment Every man can come and be suit ed in this Easter Sale. Not a worth while style is missing in this .showing. Styles for young men that like snappy and swagger lines lo their gar ments. Styles for men who like semi conservative garments and styles for men who want strictly conservative models. All are here in worth-while ma terials, in plain colors and combinations. Flannels, Cassiineres, Tweeds, Worsteds and Fine Serges. $18 and $20 Single and Double-Tireasted, Mill tary, Patch or Plain l'ockets. Plain colors, brown, green, blue, gray and mixtures; stripes, checks and plaids. Sizes for Men of 10very Build. "if jjSgypai ^ * I "Wf Sfll HfHnblf Mcrohnnillsf for l.KSH Than Any Othfr Store." | Men's Store, Main Floor, ront of Store.