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h|? official night bulletin. Between 2CO
and 300 guns have been captured.
The allien have reached ?he yeneral
line: Plerrepont, Arvillers, Rosieres,
ltainecourt. Morcourt.
fKm.i\ reports
* COM'IXl'A VCK ok attacks
?? f l By Asuoclated Pres.*. 1
BERLIN (via London), August 9.?
"The enemy Is continuing his attacks
Ntw??n the Somme and Avre." says
the official "statement from general
headquarters to-nlKht.
v.. Th<* German official communication
Issued to-day claims that German
counterattacks stopped the allied j
progress between tho Somme and the I
Ayre. just cast of the lino Morcourt
Harbonnleres- Caix - Frcsnoy - Contolre.
The communication admits "we suffer
ed losses In prisoners and gUns."
I.ONDOX, August !>.?Probably tho 1
most terrific aerial lighting of thi |
whole war took place over the Picardy j
front yesterday, incident to the be- !
grinning of the Franco-British drive, j
Sixty-five German airplanes wore
brought down by the Hritish, who j
themselves lost fifty-one machines, ac- j
cording to an official report on aviation '
Issued to-night. The British flvca
splendidly co-operated with the attack
ing artillery and infantry.
Smoke bombs were dropped to screen I
the advancing tanks. Great havoc was
caused among tho retreating Uorman '
irutsses of troops.
Canadian troops have captured War- i
villers, about two and a half miles
south of Rosieres. while the French i
hay.: taken Arvillers. to the southwest |
of Warvillers, and seven miles from
Roye. The Hermans recaptured I
Chipi.lly, north of the Sonnne, by a !
strong coUnnterattacks to-day.
British advance guards are reported |
to have entered Rosieres, three and a ,
half miles west of Chaulnos. and Lilie:;,
a mile and a quarter west of Chaulnos.M
The towns are still being contested by j
the German garrisons.
I By Associated Press. [
PARIS. August 9.?Marshal Foch has
struck ihe Germans on a new front,
and French opinion, lay and profes
sional. is lost in admiration of the man
ner in which the blow has been car
ried out. Military observers agree that
the new stroke may- have important
The present maneuver is similar to
the counterofienslve north of the Marnc,
in that it is directed toward squeezing
two sides of a salient. Ahead of the
front which the allies already have
reached lies the Peronr.e-ltoye high
way. and they are gaining rapidly to
ward it.
This road iithe same importance
to the present battle as the Soissons
Chateau-Thic^ty road in tho ba'.t'e for
Fere-en-Tarde ncds. If the allies roach
it. all the German troops south of a
line through Moutdidier, l.assigny and
Noyon would l>e placed in a serious
predicament, as those on the Marne
on .July IS?that would be the first
and immediate consequence.
Quite apart from the ultimate efTects.
the first day's lighting relieved Amiens
from the Her man menace. Montdldler
has been surrounded, and it will be
possible to re-establish the Great
Northern Kailroad through Amiens, the
lack of which has seriously handi
capped the allies during the past four
As to the more remote efforts with
out seeming to be premature it is held
here that the new offensive is likely
to paralyze the armies of Crown Prini?i
Ruppreoht which would be obliged to
bolster up Von llutier. Consequently*
Rupprecht may have to abandon the
operation he had apparently prepared
in Flanders.
? 1 tj addition, the mere announcement
that the new battle is due to the initia
tive of the allies will be a sad blow
to both the German army and the Ger
man public.
(?I VKS Till-: WII.I, TO wiv'
[By Associated Press ]
LiONDON. August 1'.?The general
feeling here is th^t, the importance of
the successful battle cannot ha
overestimated. It is regarded as the '
turning point of the. year's campaign,
and perhaps even the turning point of
the whole war.
It was only a month ago that all the
talk of the British military critics was
whether the allies could hold on in the
face of the great German offensive
which the German people had been 1
told was to finish the war. The initia
tive has now been taken from the
enemy, and within the month the al
lies have engaged in two important]
battles with conspicuous success.
it is not too much to say that the
American army has been the chief fac
tor in this result.
The expei lencetl military critic of
the Westminster Gazette says only
what all soldiers who have seen Ameri
can mettle put to the test are saying,
that the American troops arc equal to
any in the world.
The moral effe. t of their appearance
in France, even though a comparatively
small proportion of them is yet on
the fighting line, has been the trans
formation in the British and French
armies of determination to resist into
the confidence of victory.
coiiOMAi.s round r>?
Fi.KKivfj (;i:n mans
(By Asr-')c:ated Pr*.?s.)
FRANCE, August 0.? Allied airmen
have blown up many of the bridges
over the Homme River, and the en
emy's retreat is seriously embarrassed.
The British cavalry has rounded-tip
many prisoners, but the larger part
of those so far taken were captured
by Australians and Canadians.
An enormous quantity of stores and
munitions has been abandin-d by the
* Germans In their hasty retreat.
British cavalry and some Infantry
were signaled in the neighborhood r,(
Chaulnes thi* morning. When last
heard from directly, they, together
with armored cars, wire operating
hack of Framerville. and have now
progressed many kilometers beyond,
continuing the. cleaning tip of the
'v country and capturing villages.
prisoners rounded up by the Brit
lesh cavalry divisions are coming back
? Early this morning 1he combined
> Franco-British force*, began following
tip the victory of yesterday from the
poalUorfs reached last night. Keports
received from along the front shortly
before ll A. M. satd that sat!?f-wtory
progress was being made. Undoubted
Jy, resistance developed st several
Allied Military Attaches See This in Success of British
Operations in Flanders?Germans Have Lost All
Spirit for Resistance.
WASHINGTON, August 9.?Weakened
holding lines and weakened morale
among: the Germans is Been by allied
military attaches hero in tlio success
of the British operations in Flanders.
The reported capture of 14,000 prison
ers in the Picardy drive came as a I
surprise to observers hero, who be- j
li<iv? that this fact alone is conclusive
proof that the Germans have lost aJl i
spirit for determined resistance. The i
general opinion of the military, ex- ?
porta hero is well reflected by obser- j
vations made to-day by General Emilio 1
Guglielmottl, the military attache of!
the Italian embassy. He said:
"In my opinion the German general j
staff must consummate a great vie- j
tory in the coming threo months if ;
they are to retain their h61d upon the
civil population of the German and
Austrian nations. Thero can be little j
doubt that the Kaiser's military advis- j
ers realize this. Certainly widespread '
discontent will be voiced in Germany j
as the news spreads that all gains
made In tho costly fighting of the past
five months have been lost. Only a
civilian's morale of the finest order can
sustain the burden of war sacrifices
when armies are in retreat and the
enemy steadily advancing.
"For that reason it would appear that
the Germans must not only attempt to
withstand the vigorous lunges which
the allies aro now making and will
continue to make, but they must also
attempt an offensive operation at some
point where there is some chance of
"J11 view of the reception that Gen
eral Diaz's forces accorded tho Aus
trians In their disastrous attempt to
flank the Italian forces by crossing
the Piave, it would appear that an
other attemnt Jit that lln?? would w?ve
slight promise of success. lint if an
offensive operation is us vitally neces
sary to the cause of tho military party
as it now appears, it would seern as If
the Italian, front is the only point
where such an operation can be under
points, hut this seems to have been
generally overcome except at the left
where during' the night sharp fight
ing: developed and the allied troops
wore unable to maintain their footing
on the. ChipiUy spur, principally be
cause of the nature of the ground.
The French at the south began their ,
push forward at the ?nme time as did >
the British this morning, and it is j
reported, but not officially confirmed, i
thai they have captured Lo t^ucntm
tLe Qucsnel?).
The enemy in the Montdidicr pocket i
is now certainly in an even more pr?- :
carious position than yesterday. The
wide-Hung operations of the Hrit'rh
cavalry menaces all the men and ma
teriala the enemy has there.
The'allied air forces continued the1
vigorous operations thev Initiate''. >e?
terday, and besides blowing up many j
of the Somme bridges, seriously ban'.- !
pering the German's efTort to remove j
material, they attacked troop billets ,
and transports
The prisoners' taken by the Rritirh |
forces In yesterday's lighting totaled'
jr.O officers and 11,721 of other ranks, j
UH1TIS1I CAPTfltR 3t.%
my Associated 1'ress )
LONDON, August 9.?British divi
sions on the Italian front carried out
eight raids against Austrian position* ,
between-Asiago and Canove on Thu*s
day night, capturing 31j prisoners-, ac
cording to an official statement on
British operations in Italy, issue I by
the War Office to-day.
i.t'mcnovs ovkssks or*
nr.\ Mii.i'r.vux critics
(By Associated Press]
AMSTERDAM, August 9?Reviews
by German critics on the military sit
uation in the west disclose curious
divergencies in opinion as to who bore
the brunt of the attack on the allied
side. The Cologne Gazette's writer de .
clares the white Frenchmen did all the
fighting, while the Frankfort Garette
states that on the contrary the white
Frenchmen were "spared for political
reasons." and that on the Americans
fell the full weight of the lighting.
The Berlin Lokal Anzeiger asserts
that the Italians were the ones who
"bled" while others declare that the
Senegalese and the Moroccans took the
main part in the fighting.
Few of the writers venture to pre
dict what will happen next. The con
sensus of opinion seemed to be that
it was doubtful whether Marshal Foch
would feel strong enough to risk a
frontal attack on the new German
main line, straightened out as it has
been. j
ROME, August 9.?"The results of
our antisubmarine warfare during the
last three months could not possibly be
more favorable than they are," said
Admiral Delbono, Italian Minister of
Marine, to-day. Regarding tho ship
ping losses between April and June,
he gave the following figures: Italian
ships sunk:
April, 1917, seventeen; April, 1918.
May, 1917, ten; May, 1918, four.
June, 1917, ten; June, 191S, two.
Admiral Delbono added that three
submarines were sunk recently, one of
them by a lone Italian destroyer, and
another by the Italian submarine F-13.
LONDON. August 9.?Tho British
mercantile tonnage at the outbreak of
the war amounted to 18,500,000 tons
gross, and the figure at the present
time is lf.,000,000 tons gross. Sir Lej
'Chiozza Money, parliamentary sec
retary to the Ministry of Shipping, an
nounced in the llou.se of Commons to
LONDON, August 3.?Fourteen thous
and prisoners and guns, too numerous
to mention, have been taken in the
British drive on the front south of the
Somme. says to-day's War Office re
port. The cavalry is^still pursuing
the enemy.
The allied progress Is continuing.
The French have taken Fresnoy-en
('haussee, while the British havo
readied a point east of Le Quesnei and
Ca I x.
The Germans put up a vigorous re
i instance north of the Somme. the state
ment shows, and there was heavy
fighting between ChipiUy end Morlan
The British have capture) Morlan
re>urt on the northern end of the
Somme battle front, and the Infantry
line now runs from that point south
j ward to a point southeast of Morvull.
'This repr?-sents an infantry advance
t?i the maximum depth of seven miles in
i the center along the AmKus-Chaulnt a
La Fero railway.
Above the Lys region on '.he iront
rir>rth of Kemme! the Brti <h carrtud
I rut a local operation last night n
which their line was advanced fcome
wtat on a front of mur.i than l/'OO
; ? rds.
j Along the whole front the average
advance e.f the infantry is from flva
to h.x miles
The statement reads:
I "Our progress e?n the battle front
700 W. Broad Street,
{ Glass, Varnishes, 1'aints.
continues. Tho Krcneh have takon
Fresnoy-en-Chaussco. British troops
arc east of L.c Quesnel and Cuix.
"North of the Sumnie tho enemy is
making vigorous resistance to our ad- 1
vauce. Heavy lighting has taken placoj
between Chipilly ami Alorlancourt.
"The number of prisoners taken by 1
the allied armies yesterday exceeded
j 4.000 and the number of guns cap
tured cannot be estimated.
"During the paist. day tho enemy has
continued to evacuate forward posi
tions held by him in the Lys Valley,
uur line there has advanced along the
whole from the Lawe River to tho
liourre River, northwest of Merville,
to a maximum depth of 2,000 yards. :
Our troops now hold I-,econ, Lecornot ;
Malo, Qucntin Le Petit Paucaut and Lo- j
sari. I
"We carried out a successful local
operation last night north of Kemmcl, j
advancing our line a short distance
over a front of 1,000 yards and cap
turing thirty prisoners."
(Continued From First Page.)
Monday, when an effort will be made
lo reach a favorable report on the
ineasu: e.
letters urging the prompt enactment
"f tho bill wore received to-day by
Senater Chamberlain ann also by Ohiir
man Pent, of the House Military Com
mittee. from Oovorror .Manning, o'
South Carolina. "Permit me to urge
falling together your committee and
urgf prompt passage of the draft
amendment," Governor Manning s-ihl.
"The country demands the spewing
up of the war. In South Carolina ,ve i
have exhausted class J. I suppose
other States have similar conditions.!
Calls for September and later months
cannot be rilled without changes In
the law. I desire my Stale to fu'fill
every call. Delay means greater and
prolonged sacrifice. The sooner we
throw greatly incensed fcrce ir.to the
struggle, the soor.'.r we will win. The :
country demands i>f Congress provision
for force without limit. Man power j
is the demand no*v. I respec* f'jPy re- j
(jucfct prompt action."
Secretary Daniels discussed with cor- I
respondents the order stopping enlist
With 100,000 men now at recruiting
stations and training camps and an
other 25,000 at home awaiting call, he
said, the'navy has an abundance or
Men enrolled up to yesterday will
be accepted, he said, and these, with the
25.000 waiting at home, will he called
to the service when there is room for
them in the training camps and sta
Dr. Charles R. Mann, a civilian rep
resentative of the War Department,
discussed with the committee the ques
tion of drafting youths now in educa
tional Institutions. The committee
seeks to devise some means whereby
these boys can register, but he per
mitted to continue with their educa
An amendment to the man-power
bill, designed to prevent stride.", is to
be proposed by Senator Thomas, of
Colorado. t'nder its provisions an or
der granting a man deferred classifica
tion for industrial reasons would he
nullified by his absence from work
more than five days.
Mnnt Prepnre for After Wnr.
NEW YORK, August 0.?"This war
is not going to last forever and now
Is the time we must prepare for the
wonderful opportunities that will be
ours after the coming of peace," said
Champ Clark. Speaker of the Mouse
of Representatives, addressing a largo
gathering at the Bronx International
K x posit ion to-night.
I No.'r Druggists
Price Advance
For over a year now we have
succccclcd in maintaining our I
old prices, principally by S
virtue of a Dip increase in I
sales, which rcduccd our I
overhead cost.
For our fiscal year ending
July 1, 1918, our sales
amounted to over n million
dollars?an increase of ?r>6%
over the preceding year.
We had hoped to bridge
the war period without-a
change in prices on
Vick's VapoRufe
hut we find that our econ
omics do not keep pace with
our rising costs. It is with
sincere regret, therefore, that
we are forced to announce an
increase, effective August 1,
which will make it necessary
to retail VapoRub at
30c, 60c and $ 1.20
Tuk Vick Chemical Co.
Greensboro, N. C.
Ktllt I'lnrM for Twenty-One M?n In
I'nll Heine Formed
x Here.
Kxcellent progress Is being made In
tho recruiting of women workers foi
srrvlco overseas with tho unit bclmr
organized by John Garland Pollard, It
was announced yesterday by Mrs. Kate
Pleasants Minor, chairman of the wom
en's recruiting com'mltteo. Fifteen
workers, or one-half of the quota, ha^e
already been secured. They will l>J
Itiven a ten days' course In Y. M. C. A,
methods at Colombia University before
sailin.tr early next month. But one
week remains In which the opportunity
will be open for tho other fifteen 'o
volunteer, and they are urged to do s >
at once by the committee. Recruiting is
to close on August 15, the chairnnn
has announced. -
Progress with the State unit In r ?
sport to appointees from Richmond ha*
not been so marked. Jonti P. McGui!-.*, j
secretary of the Richmond committee. |
said yesterday. No appointments w*re
made yesterday at the committee me-t
ing held at noon at headquarters m the
building of the Richmond Trust or.d
Savings Company, Seventh and Sla'n
Streets. Tiie quota for Richmond is
Ofty and to date twenty-nine appoin'
ments have been made. Twenty-one
vacancies are open and men of a fir* I rs
and experience In the business world
are urged to come forward anil take
advantage of the opportunity for ser
vice in France before August IS. whon
the recruiting will be discontinued.
The fifteen women appointees wn"
announced yesterday by Mrs. Mir.or
as follows: Miss I,aura Armltnge. Ri>-!'
mond: Miss Retty Garnctt, ITrbanna:
Miss Louise Guy, Norfolk: Miss Amy
Watts, Richmond: Miss Delia Gerhar't
Richmond: Miss Grayson Hoofnagle,
-A.>hland; Mrs. Shirley Carter, Ashiaml.
Miss Zora Dixon. Roanoke; Miss Mai"
Campbell, Rowlcrs Wharf: Miss .It -si?
Graham, Tazewell; Miss Margaret
Meflin, Roanoke: Miss Mary I'axton,
niacksburg; 'Mrs. Mary Plnckney.
Roanoke; Miss Marie Rossmmin.
Roanoke, and Miss Mary A. Pretlow.
Four F.nrmr Concrnj*, Valued n< JI,
000,000, Will be Disposed of At
NEW YORK. August 9.?Four Her
man-owned concerns, valued at nic ?
than $2,000,000, will be sold at public
auction at once, according to announce
ment made to-day by A. Mitchell
Palmer, alien proporty custodian.
These companies own many valuable
chemb-al patents and machinery. The
Prms are: Berber & Wirth Co., Brook
lyn, makers of printers' inks; G. Kiesel
Company, Rose Hank, S. I., makers of
dyes: Georpe Hernia, Hoonton, N. J.
manufacturer of bronze powders, and
A. \V. Faber, Newark. N". J., manufac
turer of stationers* rubber poods and
Evidence Apninat Wrnllliy firrnisn
Aniorirmifi Discovered l>y Kcdcrnl
Ajrents Wlio Senrched Ofllcrs.
NEW YORK, August 9.?Four weal
thy German-Americans, whose jffices
in this city ar.d Reading, Pa, were
searched yesterday by Federal njrcnt?.
have contributed to German propa
ganda, to German reMef funds and to
Issues and Events and Viereck's Week
ly, pro-German publications, sinoe the
I'nited Stales entered the wp.r. <"harl'*-?
F. DeWordy, ehi^f of the Department
of Justice h*'re, declared to-day thai
records seised in the raids established
the connection of these men wPh.p-o
iiorman activities.
ChlciiKO Schools' Head Drnii.
ROCK VILLE, IN P., August 9.?John
P. Shoop, superintendent of the Chi
cago public schools, died suddenly of
heart disease while sitting in a hotel
here to-day.
I.rt n Want Ad In The Tltiies-l>l*
putch keep everlautlnply at it for you.
Hun Officers Give
Orders to Destroy
Grace Vandalism Perpetrated by
Retiring Foe?Enemy Losses
Extreme y Serious.
; THE VI5SLE, August 9.?Information
' that tho Gorman soldiers had been or
| dorcd to destroy nil property possible.
I particularly chatcaus and houses of
good appearance, during tho retreat
from the Marnc, is In possession of
| the French and Americans. It came
from several < sources, a detailed ac
count being furnished by a deserter
from tho Fourth Prussian Guards Dl
! vision.
j The deserter said that sappers had
[ been ordered by General Finck von
I Finkcnsteln to destroy everything
within their power. Similar orders alsj
wcro issued by lieutenants to bombers.
Prisoners say that the order for tho
retreat from the Marno was Joyously
received by most of the German troops,
especially tho Saxons, who expressed
the hope that this last German failuro
to reach Paris would hasten the com- j
ing of peace.
Prisoners taken from different divi
sions 011 various parts of tho front
agree that It is the German plan to
retire to tho Aisne.
i.oskek or
An idea of the heavy losses suffered
by the Germans In the fighting in the
Marne pocket is given by German doeu- ]
merits in possession of French and '
American officers, having been taken
from German officers and men and ob
tained in various other ways since the
allied offensive began on July IS.
One regiment lost one-third of its
effectives in one day. Other iinits were;
r. duccd by ohe-half in the fighting up j
to July 29.
The Fiftieth Division! a crack unit, j
was ordered Into battle to stop the
pressure of the French in the Valley
of tho Ardr<? It was a regiment of
this division which lost one-third of
Iti number on July 22. Tho next day I
the commander of tho Tenth Company \
declared no ono was left In tho Seventh I
Company. In other battalions of the1
r< giment similar conditions were re
ported. Prisoners say the Thirty-'
ninth Regiment lost from 60 to 75 per
ct-nt of its effectives In three days.
?'<n July rt the Eighty-second Regl-1
mor.t was compelled to form three com-'
ponies of its throe battalions put back ;
into tho line. IJefore engaging In the
battle the companies of another divi
sion consisted of eighty men each. (
many being nineteen-year-old boys.1
As a result of losses, the division was
reduced by one-half to July 29. In the
region of Ferc-en-Tardenols one regi
ment "f tho Twonty-secon 1 Division
was reduced to thfc companies.
The number of effectives in the aver- !
atte German companies is now about
ninety men, exclusive of officers and
s; ppletneniary noncommissioned of- i
Despite l.owfr Teinprrnture, Ilrnt
Prostratlotin Keep Ambulance
^nrneoiis Ilusy,
Despite the fact that yesterday
I rouvht refreshing breezes and the t
thermometer was several degrees low- )
or than on tho preceding days, two fa
talities wore attributed to the hot,
weather. It is l.el eved that these '
tlentiis were not due so much to the!
heat yesterday as to the fact that hav-j
in?r failed to take proper precautions,
e.nd being in a weakened condition,
they succumbed.
John Harrison was overcome by tho
heat at Twenty-sixth and Deigh Streets !
yesterday afternoon. He was tuken to j
the Virginia Hospital, but died In a
short tlmo. Dr. lllnchman said that
ho Buffered from sunstroke.
John Ellis. colored, of 920 West Leigh
Street. wpB stricken with thermic fever
at his home last night at 8 o'clock. lie
was taken to the Virginia Hospital and
diod at 9 o'clock.
William Monroe, colored, of 830 West
Leigh Street, was overcome by tho heat
while driving a wagon about 4:30
o clock yesterday afternoon. Ho was
taken to tho Virginia Hospital, and
last night It was said that Ills condition
was critical.
Char,wi Kot* Vmmmrm Arrmr nt
?he Virginia lloi
As n result of burns received at her
5tTZ V 113 N?rth Twenty-sixth
Mr, V'hl .en Van of *"oHne Ignited,
ild ,ri^S KotI' 'orty-n'n? years
the vir^irli ?orn,nK at l-'lfi o'clock at
the Virginia Hospital. Mrs. Kotz was
busied with liouso cleaning at her
home yesterday afternoon
With a can of gasoline she stopped
-n .v match, which caught flro and
caused the gasoline to ignite Her
clothing caught Are. and she was burn
ed from head to foot before her neigh
bors a dod by th. lce man. succeeded
| ln fearing tho clothes from her back
S>he wus rushed to tho Virginia Hos
PHal. where medical attention- was
R von her. but all proved In vain. At
.he time of the accident she was alone
bJnJ * hCr hU8ha?<l *"<1 two sons
being away at work.
Schooner Hollel, Thought Sank. ,,
ToTre<l Into Port Little
fRv Associated Prvn.l
^9'~ITh? Newfoundland three
masted schooner Gladys M. llollet, at
tacked by a German submarine and
thought to have been sunk by bombs
off this coast on Monday, was towod
Into port to-day.
The vessel Is on her beam-ends, but
ran easily be righted and made sea
worthy again.
M rfck German Planra.
PRANCE. August 9?Two German air
planes wore brought down to-day by
a youngster from Burlington, Vt. and
two others by a youth from Ohio.'
Ilrnxlllan Minister to Cuba Dead.
IHy Aiuioclitfd I'rsna ]
HAVANA, August 9.?Alfredo Alco
forado, Brazilian to Cuba, died here
late last night.
General Otnnl Will Commanl.
IRy Associated Pre??.]
WASHINGTON, A tgust 9.?General
Kikuzo Otanl. one of Japan's moar
distinguished soldiers, has been chosen
to command the Japanese section, and
will be the ranking officer of th#'
American and allied expedition In Si
Normal Supply to Hotels, nmtaaranta
nnd Soda fountains to
He lleduecd.
The most tangible result of the con
ference of Ice dealers and manufac
turers, held in Mr. PurceU'u ofllce y?s
X erdny at the Instance of the local food
"administrator, is tho fact that begin
ning the first of the week, hotels, res
taurants, soft drink stands, lco-cream
parlors nnd drug stores handling soft
drinks will have their normal supply
cut down anywhere from 25 to 33 1-3
per cent, and Richmonders generally
will be asked to curtail their consump
tion of iro in order that the transports
leaving embarkation points may be
properly supplied.
Shipments of ice are belnfj secured
from Harrisonburg, Clifton Forge and
Charlottesville to relieve the threat
ened shortage in Richmond occasioned
in part by the abnormal heat of tho
past four days. "We of Richmond, the
soldiers in camps and the population
generally can do with less Ice," said
Mr. I'urcell discussing the situation,
"WclitltrrBcr'i Sell Itclintilp Mrrchandlne for l.KSS Thnn Any Other Store.* | ?"
Onr Store
Will He Open
Until 0 P. M.
Many Other
Special Values
for Saturday
To the Men of Richmond Who Want to Wear Cool Clothing
These Palm Beach and Kool Sloth Suits
Are Just the Thing. They Have Style,
Will Launder Well and Always
Look Stylish
Suits That Are Worth $10
and Even $12.50 Are Spe
cialiy Priced
We doubt if you can find their equal in this city
at any whore near our low price. We know from
past experiences that they are positively unsur
passed for fit, workmanship and comfort. They are
made with that snap and dash so much demanded
by men who desire the latest in summer suits, and
men will do well to invest in one of these Palm
Beach Suits to-day.
You Can Buy Regular $12.50
Kool Kloth Suits for $9.50
livery one of (hose suits are made along the most stylish
summer lines; they nrc nohby enough for Sunday, as well as
every day wear. The cut, the material, the fit, the finish is
absolutely unexcelled. Finally, they are just the suits for hot
weather wear, because I hey are light in weight and certain to
give the wearer comfort.
Whether you lake a stout size or linve a slim figure, your size is here. The short man
as Aveil ns the medium height or tall man can he fitted with oue of these suits, too.
Men's $5 and $6 Oxfords
At the Very Low Price of
If you were unable to get here last Saturday (o share in this
extraordinary sale; then come to-day. The purchase is selling
out quickly; after these Oxfords are gone, you will certainly
have to pay more money for such high-grade footwear.
In tho lot are dull kids, patent, colt and calfskins; they are
mostly ail welted soles; all widths and sizes. Every pair
-Due me troopships cannot sail with'
out an adequate supply to preserve
their perlshablo food and for the com-,
fort of tho men aboard."
With the co-operation of Captain N.
A. Hardin, of the quartermaster corps
at Washington, and lieutenant Hosier,
tho army will furnish men to pull the
Ice for Its own needs. The consump.
tlon In camps Is to be reduced to one
and one-half pounds per day for each
man by government orders. The pres
ent shortage, according' to officials of
the food administration. Is caused,
first, by tho heat wave, which struck
Richmond without any warning: nei
held on with a death crip for three
days; second, tho lack of proper coal
and labor to lire tho boilers, and, third,
ho labor to pull the Ice.
Tho manufacturers and dealers of
tho city entered heartily Into the plan
of the food administration for the con
servation of the supply of Ice* and have
promised to co-operate fully with tho
administration in supplying as far aa
possible the demands for Ice.
The attention of the local food ad
ministrator has been called, through
the press of the city, to the strong ten
dency of soft-drink stands along
Uroad Street to advance the price of
popular drinks which were formerly 5
cents to 10 cents. Limeades advanced
several weeks ago when limes Were
scarce, and now that the market Is
flooded und limes are comparatively
cheap, the price of limeades show no
tendency to drop, and the venders aro
reaping a handsome profit. Many peo
ple are also asking why some eating
places In tho city are allowed to chargo
from S to 10 cents for a glass of Iced
tea, which costs the eating places less
than 3 cents a glass, and why at
least one nroad Street restaurant
charges 10 cents for a glass of milk.
Ton m?7 telephone yotir Woa< At
to Thf TInies-Dlspatch by calling Ran
dolph I.
A fresh Straw will
make some splash to fin
ish up the Summer
We have them spe
cially priced so as to
clean up the Summer
lids. We carry no
Straws over, but you
can, to vour advantage,
and you'll be ahead when
next Spring opens up.
$1.75 and $2.15.
Is it time to mention the
new Light-Weight Soft Felt
Hats for Fall? We are
showing the first pick."
tofAlUIMl* f
Montague Mfg. Co.,
Tenth and Mnla St#.. nick mood, Va.
He makes his headquart
ers at LAG. He works
wonders with auto repairs.
He is quick, thorough, rea
sonable. lie says what he
will do?and he does all he
says he will do.
Lininger-Alsop Co., Inc.
Genernl Service Department,
018 Writ Ilrond Street.
and everybody reeia
We will win.
Prepare for th? "after
the war period."
Save your money.
Open an account with
Best service, prompt
One dollar etarta an
Thirty years In bual
Loans made on Real
Travelers' Cheques Is
sued; good everywhere.

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