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T
E
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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.
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GEN. PERSHING OFFERS
U. S. TROOPS TO FRANCE
VLsitfl General T'ocli at Headquar
ters and Placcs Kcsourccs
at Ills Disposal.
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.

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