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? Enlistment of Fomnlcs Releases M.*ii
for Service in Corps'
Front Lines.
i~JArs. Opha M. Johnson Was First
v?v"Prlv?te In Feminine Division of
K Famous Organization?Now llu$
- ???- Other Companions-in-Arms.
*?'" WASHINGTON. August 31.?She's iro
,'J lng to be dressed in forest green: her
> skirt is going to be an appropriate
" length, and she will wear one of those
f - snappy little overseas hats. And (he
j'.'tjat will bear the emblem that one day
was in the muddy trenches on one side
Chateau-Thierry, and on another day
was in the muddy trenches?on tlui
other side of Chateau-Thierry.
[4 . ' But this is but one sicte of the story;
Sur-ihe other Is that the murtnes?the devlt
dogs?have succumbed to femininity,
and that Mrs. Opha SI. Johnson was the
first woman private in the famoux ot
ganlzation. She now has feminine com
panions in arms, as it were, Tor other
women are being enlisted for service in
;1 U\? marines.
s?:i Mrs. Johnson's coming and that of
<?hcr sister-marines was welcomed 111
Washington, as it means that there will
'' Be yet other "marinesses" and that eacn
1 one will release a healthy, two-fisted,
rr fighting marine for duty at the front,
r'ft. 18 estimated there are nearly 1.000
marines at the capital and in other
[i. parts of the country, who have been
i kept from the tiring line ror necessary
1 Clerical work at home.
L'. Private Johnson has gone to work?
hard work, too, but she. lias wanted
;;y-to get into active service tor a long
? time. She was employed as a clerk in
S the Interstate Commerce Commission
^before joining the soldiers or the sen,
and now they say she's a rull-lledged
irhember of'the outfit. That she Is can
. best be Judged by what she said Vheif
her frldnds gathered round to congratu
late her. They said:
ft "We're so glad to hear you've joined."
And she replied:
fi "Tell it to the marines."
?>>' Aside from this, however. Private
Eh" Johnson has set a good example to
r many of her sex. There have been
many applications for enlistment by
Women and girls since she entered the
.. service. So strintient are the physical
requirements, though, that as yet com
paratively few have been accepted.
; The action of the marine corps com
manders in enlisting women follows
similar action by the navy, which now
has many "yeowomen" doing yeoman
sorvlce. It is expected that the army
will follow suit, and thus release hun
dreds of soldiers who are kept in tills
country to perforin clerical tasks.
War is constantly enlarging the
possibilities for women and gradually
shunting Into oblivion the term
"weaker sex." For instance, how dues
that term shape up in connection with
these occupations?railroad tank paint
ing. hardware industry processes.
. garage management and ranch work?
? Yet the Department of Labor to-day
announced women were working at
these trades and industries and filling
the bill every time.
The railroad which employs girls
to paint Its tank cars says their work
compares favorably with that of men.
Processes In hardware industries in
clude the work of screw machine
hands, spot welders, pas welders, dip
? ? braziers, drill press and bench work.
All this work was formerly executed
i. by men and boys.
These, however, do not complete the
^??llst. Firms are n.?w advertising
--"women wanted" for baggage porters,
ushers, aircraft part assemblers, tele
graph operators and photographers.
(Continued From First Paire.l
ler. Stolen base?Sisier, GriccR. Sacri
fice hit?Johns. Double plays?VItt and
Griggs (2). Left on base?Detroit, 11;
St. Louis. 5. Bases on balls?off Kallie,
v -2; off Kogci-8, 4. nit by pitcher?
TVeach). Struck out?bv Ilogeis, 1!.
Wild pitch?Kallio.
[By A*noeiated Press.]
- WASHINGTON. August 31.?A triple I
T.::)>y Lavan with the bases tilled in the |
first inning gave Washington a lead
".7 "In to-day's gatne which Now Vork was
unable to overcome, and the local team
72r'"Won the contest, ? to 3. The score: ;
JVew York
?Sjiitk.- AB. II. O. A. K.
Se-TrWalter, rf f> l ?> ft i I
Lr-4.1Huinmel. cf 2 0 4 o oi
i^lJ^Baker, Sb 4 2 2 4 u
-^iiPratt, 2b I o i i Oi
itecr-Fournier. lb 4 ;t n l
i.rgrii'Wyatt. If t o o o ;
.i=i~.5?eckinpaugh, ss 3 n i 4 tt l
.^Jf-'Hannah, c l t l 3 u !
B2j&?i?ove, p ?? 0 it o 0;
t'v?4"iSanders, p ;t o o i o
*Mogride v. . l o tt o 0
T. Totals 34 7 1'4 14 1
V. Washington
;ai ' An. H. O. A. E.
"Shotton, if 2 l 3 o o
..Foster. 3b 3 1 0 1 0
- Judge, lb 2 1 8 0 0
->-MiIan, cf 4 1 4 1 0
''"-Schulte, rf 3 1 2 0 0
XTShanks, 2b 3 1 2 3 0
t Lavan, ss 4 2 0 2 1
'.^-vPlclnleh. c 2 0 s 0 0
[' ji^haw, p 4 0 0 0 0
??M'f Totals 27 S 27 7 1
"Batted for Sanders in ninth.
; Score by innings: It. ?
.;,-New Vork 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 ? S !
r - Washington . . . . 1 " 0 o 2 0 0 0 ? ? 1
? Summary: JJuns?Walters, ilummell,
Fecklnpaugh. -Shotton, Foster. Judge.
Milan, Schulte. Shanks Two-base bits
.?Baker, Hannah. Three-base hit ?
I,avan. Stolen base?Shotton Shanks,
Hannah. Sacrifice hits?Judge i'ici
nich. Double play?Milan to Shanks.
Left on bases?New York, 7: Washing- j
tor., 6. liases on balls?off I.ove, 3:
off Sanders, 4; off Sliaw, 3. Hits?Oft'1
Love, 2 in 1 inning. Struck out?By
Shaw, 7; Sanders, J. .Losing pitcher?
^ Love.
(Continued Frum l-'irst Page.)
Daubert. Left on base?New York, 9;
Brooklyn, 3. Bases on balls?off
Grimes, 1. Hits?off Grimes. * in 7 in
nings. Struck out?by Toney, i;
Grimes. 2. Losing pitcher?Grimes.
? sk( om) a \mi:.
AB. II. O. A. R.
Johnston, rf 4 2 2 0 0
Olson, ss 4 l 5 r. 0
ft'SPaubcrt, lb 4 i 12 it 0
, Wheat, if 4 0 11 ii 0
[yers, cf 3 i 1 0 0
'Mara, 3b 3 0 1 0 <?
>oolan, 2b '3 0 0 4 0
[iller. c 3 <1 6 3 (1
frnith, p 3 0 0 1 0
Totals 31 5 27 13 0
New York.
Burns, cf 1 ! 3 0 0
? -Young, rf 4 l 0 0 .0
is pOyie, 2b 4 0 1 7 0
Fletcher, ss 3 1 2 i <1
K#i?|mmermaii, 3b 3 2 1 ::
Kyv Cornpton. If 3 0 0 <. <1
*>>"f:Klrke. lb 3 1 17 1 0
: : narlden, c 3 tt a tt
i Ferrltt, p 3 0 tt 4 0
I Totals 30 C 27 is
E Score by Innings: It.
c V:- Brooklyn 00020000*. -?_?
New York 0 0 0 l 0 0 0 0 0. 1
p' s Summary: Runs?Johnston. Olsen.
Burns. Double play - Pollan. Olson ami
. Daubert. Left on base?New Y'.rk. 2
'^'Brooklyn, 2. "Struck cut--l?y Perritt
X 8; Smith, 8.
Call Off Anhrvllle (iamri.
A8HFJVILLE. N. C. August 31.?Bain
iterfored A*lth the finals in the ladies'
ngles In the tournament at th?* Ashe
? Country Club this mnrnlhg. and
j^ame was called before it was
ipleted. No other, play was al
U. S. Ambulance Girl
. Tells About Germans
A'o Rule for 7 eulons-For Most
Part Do Not Work Atrocities,
but Humane at Times.
NEW YORK, August 31.-?"Ono mln
; utc the Germans tire on American
stretcher bearers and the next they
dress the wounds of Americans lying
on the battlefield." salil Miss Rosalie
Moran, Bernardsville, N. J., yesterday.
She has just returned from six months'
service overseas as an ambulance driv
j er for the American Committee for I)o
I vastated France. She Is staying at
the Waldorf.
"There is no rule for the Germans."
she continued. "For the most part they
do not work the atrocities you hear
about on this side. *1 know that they
fire on hospitals, for I have been with
women and children refugees who
were tired on. and yet now and then
you hear of some isolated instance of
"I will cite one case. During a short
truce between the lines for the pur
pose of picking up the wounded the
Germans suddenly stopped bringing in
their own wounded and turned their
guns on our stretcher bearers. Yet
when our line advanced that evening
they found American wounded living
with their wounded dressed in the pro
tection of shell holes. They said the
Germans had fed them and promised
to return for them.
"German food, however, is a doubt
ful blessing. 1 have seen a lot of their
war bread, and it is all black and
damp and has a fearful smell. 1 don't
see how human beings can eat it.
"The French crops between the Aisno
and the Marne have not all been de
stroyed," Miss Morgan said. "Har
vesters have been sent into the recap
tured country ahead of the rest of the
population, and the American commit
tee has opened canteens to furnish
them with one meal a day."
Miss Morgan was slightly injured in
a collision between her motor truck
and a war truck. She said that she
did not consider this a "wound," how
Kn^l'iud, Franco nnd Italy Have l,o?t
.Many, and America Is
NEW YORK, August 31.?The heavy
mailed fist of war has been keenly felt
in athletic circles abroad.
England, France and Italy have seen
some of their greatest athlets fall on
the battle fields of France and on other
fighting fronts, and their loss to tno i
athletic world abroad cannot Lie
And now the hungry tentacles of the
i war god are reaching out toward
i America, many of whoso hoiis of athletic
fame are serving the colors in the light
j for democracy.
The first great loss In the ranks of
\ American athletes came with the death
; of Johnny Overton, who was killed in
i action in the second great battle of
j the Marne, where American troops
I covered themselves with glory.
I Overton was a lieutenant in the
| United States marine corps, having en
| listed within a few months after Uncle
: Sam officially tossed hi> hat into the j
| big ring. His death came on the morn- j
ing of July lft, when the marines went
over the top in the face of a storm of'
[ spiteful "German steel, lio died glori- i
ously, and was buried on the field where
ho fell.
Overton's loss is keenly felt In ath
letic circles, for he was undoubtedly
one of the greatest collegiate track
stars- brought out in this country in
fifty years.
Few runners who have worn the blue
i of Yale have covered themselves wltn
i as much glory as did Johnny Overton.
Ho was a wizard in long-distance
j events. He held titles in track events
| from the 1.Otto-yard sprint to the six
1 mile run. and in the latter event. Hans
| Kolehittaincn stands lorth as the only
i athlete who made faster time, and Hans
t was then at his best, while Overton
was chock full <>f possibilities as a
record crusher. His greatest collegiate
rival during the past two years was
.loie Ray, of Chicago, and these two
thrilled great crowds on several occa
sions by their wonderful running.
Uverton's death came as a sad blow
j to followers of athletics, hut his
I memory will live on, for he was made
j of the stuff that conquers,
i *
Am Scn.inn Nenr* ICnil, Atlrnitiini'r Knll*
Oil' Seriously at Hip: I.fustic
NEW YORK, AU{rust 81.?That base
ball funs ar?> fast losing: Interest in the
national game was proven recently by
tlie estimated Attendance for one day
at the major league parks. It is esti
mated that less than 10,000 fans wit
nessed the panics played by the major
league clubs on August 20. This num
ber is much less than the attendance
at n single pa me played at the Polo
Grounds on the same dates Tor several
years back. Tin: figures prove more
than anything else that interest in the
game is practically dead. True enough,
there was only one game played in the
American l.tague, but that gumV was
between the two warmest contenders
for the American league pennant, and
was on of the "crucial" games of the
season. This gamo alone drew twice
as many spectators as the entire four
games played in the National .League
Here are the estimated figures of the
attendance at the major league parks
on August 20:
"-American I.rugur.
Cleveland at Boston C.S00
\ntioniil League.
New York at 1'lttshurgh 2.100
ltmoklyn at Cincinnati 800
Boston at Chicago 3f<0
Philadelphia at St. Bouts 275
Total attendance 9.S25
? i . ?
lloth Annapolis and West Point Au
thorities VnxioiiH /or
ANNAPOB1S, August 31.?The mid
shipmen are anxious to stage a grid
iron battle with their army rivals this
year. There is every indication here
?.hat a strong team could be put on
he field. The army athletic authori
ties would be glad to revive the con
teat, according to reports from West
As matters stand now, the game can
not be played unless Secretaries Baker
and Daniels let down the bars. There
is no r.niclal order prohibiting the game,
ut the rule that all athletic contests
n which either school engages must
played at home makerf it impos
It is not Impossible, however, that
the authorities will make provision for
the one violation of the rule by one
r the other team.
Anton Sleelier'n Wile Snyn lie Must
Stay to llrlp Mintl the
Tv? Inn.
FftKMONT, NUB., August 31.?Anton
Steeher, brother and trainer of Joe
Sterher. the well-known wrestler, will
not go to war now?unless Mrs. Anton
changes her mind. Anton and .loe
secured releases from their draft
board at Itodue and caine hero to com
plete the formalities. All whs com
pleted except Mrs. Anton slirnniL: I ho
papers. At the last moment she de
cided that her husband should stay at
home and tuk<: eyre of their twin babies
until he was called in the course of
the draft .loe left for the Great Bakes
naval training station and Anton re
turned home with his wife.
International l,ei|Kiir.
At Jersejj/ylty: Newark, 7: Jersey
City, 2.
At Binghamton: Baltimore 0; Bing
ham ton, ;t.
At Toronto: Buffalo, S; Toronto, i.
Hamilton at Rochester two games
postponed rain.
Due to Arrive In Itlchmond on Septem
ber U for InMpeetlon of l'c
trniburR Itond.
BIRMINGHAM. ALA., August 31.?At
the recent meeting of the board of di
rectors of the HunKhoad National llign
w ay Association, at Charlotte. N. C..
the ollleial route was adopted from
Washington via Fredericksburg, ltleh
11 ond, Petersburg, Raleigh, Greensboro,
Charlotte, Greenville to Atlanta. The
board of directors decided to adopt as
a feeder, or branch, a naval road from ,
Petersburg to Norfolk, and one from
Raleigh to Norfolk.
A pnthlluding party will start Sep
tember 2 for the purpose of inspecting
i?nd logging these two branch routes.
This party will be headed by Colonel T.
S. Plowman, of Talladega, Ala., presi
dent. and J. A. Itountreee. secretary of
the Hankhead National Highway. They !
will leave DirmIngham Sunday, Septein- j
bcr 1, and arrive in Haleigh Monday, |
September 2. In Kaleigli Messrs. Plow- j
n an and Routitree will 1>? joined by j
Morris Eldridge, United States govern- !
nient engineer from Washington; C. M. ]
Vanstory, director at large Hankhead j
National* Highway, from Greensboro,
and Colonel Hennehan Cameron, of Ha- |
leigh. All live will go by train to j
Williamston, while Highway Kngineer !
W. .<. Fa lias and Maintenance Kngineer *
I). H. Winslow, of the North Carolina
highway department, will go by auto
tc Williamston. ,
Monday niglit, September 2. there
will be a great good roads meeting.
The following morning the mapping of
tho route will benin, the pathfinders
heading for Raleigh. Rocky Mount
will provide a luncheon for the path
finders and there will be receptions
and speaking that day at Roberson
ville. Bethel. Tarboro, .Nashville, Spring
Hope an?l Zebulon. The same night
the Chamber of Commerce of Raleigh
will entertain the party.
On the morning of September 4. ttie
start for Norfolk will bo made. There
will l>e receptions at Franklinton,
Warrenton and Dittletan. and luncheon
at Henderson. The night will be
spent at Roanoke or Weldon and next
day slops will he made at Jackson,
Murfreeshoro (where lunch will be
served). Franklin, Holland and Suffolk,
the party going to Norfolk for the
?>iKht of the fifth, where the Rotary
Club. Chamber of Commerce and Tide
water Automobile Association will bo
September filh the route from Nor
folk to Petersburg 'and Richmond will
be mapped out and the following day
that from Richmond to Newport
Police of first District ShOTr Affection
and llespeet for Transferred
As a token of their affection nnd
respect for the man who has labored
with them (or so many years as patrol
man. sergeant and captain, tho police
men of the First District Station last
night presented to Captain .luck W.
Slieppard a silver water pitcher and
cup at the moment of his leaving that
station for similar duties in the Second
Sergeant Cliff M. Johnson, dean of
tho district, made the presentation
speech, and drew a touching response
from Captain Jack, who, perhaps,
stands closer to his men than does
any other captain of the department.
Captain Sheppard had had no intima
tion that the tnen were thus to honor
him, and when Sergeant Johnson called
him Into tho little, room, where the
pitcher had been kept since early after
noon. he was a much surprised captain.
The pitcher is of solid silver, stand
ing eighteen inches high, and Is pivoted
on a base and handle which permits
easy tipping. The base also has a
space for the cup, which in itself is
i thing of beauty. The cup, too, is of
silver, lined with gold.
Captain Sheppard left the First Dis
trict Station at midnight. To-day he
wl|l take up his duties at the Second
District Station, succeeding Captain
Zimmer, who goes to the Third Dis
trict. Captain McMahon. of the Third
District, will succeed Captain Sheppard
at the First District Station.
Ardent Ilrvrrnjtc Cntisen I'tillccmrii to
III- Suspicious of All Kinds
of lliiKgUKe.
Richmond c?j>s Had the ardent bev
ft'ntii! ill mom any old place in tliosu
days of threatened universal prohibi
tion. Tins perhaps is responsible for
t)>e attitude most of them tuke toward
all kinds of baggage, whether it be in
the hands of banker or boozer. Just
to show how easy It Is 10 pick up
liquor, Policeman C. A. L.ee wandered
into Canal Street, near Seventh, yes
terday afternoon and nonchalantly
picked up two grips some one hud !
earejessly left sitting near the curb, j
He found them to contain eight quarts i
of whisky when they were opened at i
the First District Station.
M.-io, this attitude toward the inno
cent grip was responsible for Police
man Davis's landing a bag of loot j
taken from the Bachracii store in Broad !
Streot Saturday morninc;. lJa.vis saw i
a negro toting a hand hag. It aroused j
ft is suspicion. He thought he smelled
liquor. The negro grew uneasy. When
the cop approached, he dropped the
grip contained liquor and carried it
grip contained liquor an dearried it
to the station. It really contained
fifteen revolvers and a quantity of
Jewelry belonging to Baehrach.
>oki-o Hoy Situs I'p for Miiltnry Ser
vice on l)ny lie Im 'rnenty
Ojic Yenrs Old.
A little shrimp of a negro sidled into
the ofllce. of local Board No. 2. Just
fifty-eight inches tail and weighing
a bare fraction of a pound over the
100 mark. Chairman Ellerson express
ed doubt whether he could he twenty
one years old.
"Ynssjir, 1 had my birthday last Sat
urday." said the negro. "I got a birth
day present, too?a blue registration
card." he continued. The boy had be
come twenty-one on the very day set
for registration of those who had come
of age since June 5. Me was disquali-I
lied on physical grounds.
There is said to have been but one
previous case with the local hoards
where a registrant registered for ser
vice on the very day he became of age.
Coroner'* Jury IJlnme* Car Company
for Ilentli of John II.
"We. the Jury, say that John H.
Farmer came to his death August 28
as the result of injuries received in a
collision between the street car and a
freight train on the Chesapeake and
f?hin railway. We believe that the ac
cident was caused by defective
mechanism of the street car."
That was the verdict of the Jury
called by Coroner Whitfield to deter
mine the cause of the accident tn which
John 11. Farmer lost his life and
several others were injured when a
trolley car collided with a freight
train of the Chesapeake and Onto
Kailway at Seventh and Byrd Streets
Wednesday morning- Through the
verdict Motorman W. II. Harris is
exonerated from blame.
funster Service In I'rom Ised an Result
of Fuel Conservation
To-day the Virginia Railway and
Power Company will inaugurate its
system of skip-stops on the electric
lines in the city in accordance with
the ordinance recently adopted by the
City Council.
Some discomfiture will necessarily
greet the new system until patrons
become ufced to the stops. Improved
and faster service Is the assurance
given by the street-railway officials
which Is calculated to tnako up for
inconveniences thnt may bo caused.v
To nil a position or net n posltloiu
to liny, rell or exelmnge, Tlmes-Dls
. fintch Want Ad* lend In nctusl results.
J \
Seemingly Irresistible Thrust of American and French
Eastward of the Chavigny-Juvigny Front to
Be Continued on High Ground.
WASHINGTON. August 31.?Ulti
mately the Americans and their Euro
pean allies arc to follow the Germans
home via the valleys of the Moselle
ayd the Meuse.
The seemingly irresistible thrust of
the Americans anil French eastward of
the Chavigny-Juvlgny front is to bo
continued on the high ground they
have won and probably will be the
tlrst operation to turn the left of the
German army. In this major operation
the Americans have lite predominating
military power in men, Runs and muni
The German army is not able to con
centrate ut any point on the flfty-inlle
front, on which they are incessantly
attacked, so that it is the whole Ger
man army that is being driven back
followed closely by several Held armies,
which are urged on by the impetus and
spirit of unchecked success.
OllieijU intimations came from Gen
eral March to-day that there will ba
soon somewhere on the great battlo
line all American field armies and
groups of armies. J
These are the salient points of view
of the continuous battle which is rag
ing from the north of the llindenburg
line to the German troops, which are
lighting to-day rear-guard actions
against the advance of the Americans
from Chavigny and Juvigny. With the
exception of the tlrst proposition, which
Is from a strategic source, the state
ments made to-day are Justified by an
examination of the military maps at
the War Department.
General March, because of pressure
of work, was not able to see the news
paper men to-day, but the lines and
masses of stickers on the charts of
action show clearly the retrograde of
the Germans from day\ to day, and the
swift pursuit of the victorious allies
and Americans.
wixc;s will. uto ltot.i.Ki) ur
The deliberate Judgment of statf of
ficers to-day is* that nothing can now
prevent the rolling up 'if the German1
wings. The point is made by these
authorities, who talk from the dally
record of positions and purposes of
thoi enemy, that neither the crown
prince nor Prince ltupprecht now has
the ability to throw any great mass
of troops at any point against the
general advance toward the llinden
burg line. That point, which seems
to throw a flood of light on the de
pressing situation, from the German
point of view, has not been made bo
fore because It is only within the
past few days that it has become ap
parent even to the military observers
I here. The fact is, however, of tre
mendous present and future conse
quence and boars directly on tho prop
osition that tho Germans will be fol
("onvolition Oprn.i In Cotorndo nnd Will
He Attended liy Hundred* of .Mine
[By Associated Prers.)
NEW YORK, August 31.?To use sol
dler-cripiples in * preference to anyone
i else, wherever possible after the war,
: will be one of the plans discussed at 1
I the war work meeting of the Arneri
j can Institute of Mining Engineers, J
which opens in Colorado on September ;
1 and continues for six days. The eon- !
| vention will be attended by several '
j hundred prominent mining companies !
j of the country.
Mining engineers are taking a spe- i
j cial interest in the problem of the em- I
| plo.vment of cripples after the war, and j
j each of the fifteen sections of tho na- j
I tional institute Is undertaking work j
i tending to prevent the cripplrd soldier ;
; from being a charge on tho public?at'
I least so far as the mining industry is
! concerned. The work js being done in
j direct co-operation with the govern
I ment through some of the hundreds
i of American Institute members con
nected with war work departments at
j Washington.
Illntrlct of Norton, Vn., Alno Mndo j
(?reut Showing for the
WASHINGTON. August 31.?The big
pest coal production this year, and con
sequently a coal production reocrd has
been made by the Central Pennsylvania
coal fields, the fuel administration an
nounced to-night.
The output for the week ending Au
gust 24 was l,30fi.075 tons, which was
7.007 tons more than the highest pre\>
ions week In the present coal year. The
Clearfield Rituminous Coal Corporation
shows the progress being made by the
miners in that field by the following
figures: (
In May the percentage of absentees
wns 20.OS; in Juno it was 12.5 and in
July it was 9.3. Compared to this the
tonnage a man per day, rose from 4.S
in May to 5.4 in June and 5.C in July.
The district of Norton, Va.. also made
a fine showing for the week, the dis
trict output being 202,035 tons not,
which Is 1,100 not tons more than in
any previous week of the coal year.
The mines worked to 05.t! per cent
War Worker* Given Cornet*.
LONDON. August 31.?Corsets are j
war essentials. During the hearings of |
an appeal before a local tribunal on
behalf of three men by ;i firm making
steels for corsets, it was stated that
the "ministry of munitions had recog
nized that to ~et efficiency In work
from women munition workers it Is
necessary to see that they have cor
sets, and despite great scarcity of steel,
had released 1,500 tons for making
lowed to the Rhine at least over
the two great roads on which they
burst Into Belgium and moved toward
According to the experts who went
over the immediate present In the ab<
sence of General March, the movoment
that is attracting most attention is
that of the Americans east of Chavlgny
and Juvigny. The conditions of a
forward thrust have been radically
changed here in favor of the ? Ameri
cans. They now are enabled to follow
the Germans on the plateau running
approximately east from tholr furthest
salient because of the brilliant, Hteady
advance of other American units op
erating in the region of Fisines and
Flsmette. It is predicted that the
Germans, having tailed to move the
Americans from the Fisines sector, now
will be obliged to yield dally to the
American thrust along the plateau and
valley extending eastward from Cha
With the French storming away at
the German center near Noyon and the
British doggedly pushing on over the
Hindenburg line ind now detlectlng
thoir main body southeast. It Is stated
to-day that any important gain by the
Americans now northwest of Rhciins
(and it is hourly expected), will en
danger the German center. That cen
ter, It is pointed out, has become a
thin line fighting rear-guard actions,
which are intended for delny while the
armies that are left to the German
staff are digging In somewhere on the
Mouse or somewhere hack of the
vaunted Hindenburg line.
According to General March, who
had conferences to-d;iv with Senators
at the Capitol, the time is near at hand
when all of the American forces will
bo consolidated. The brigades and
other units which have been operating
for training with the British arc being
withdrawn to till up the all-Amerlcau
corps, which are to form the future
field armies and "groups of armies" to
be eventually under the imtnediule, but
not independent, command of General
Pershing. General Foeh. it seems, will
he the leader and commander until
peace has been won.
Army officers took pains to point out
to-day that the advancing armies still
are a lonp way from the Rhine. Prog
ress in that direction, however. Is de
scribed as "eminently satisfactory." For
the present they say the Interest must
be concentrated on the battle front
which stretches in Its most acute form j
from the British wedge southeast of <
Arras to the American battle front ail !
;he way from the Flstnes section to the )
Juvigny-Chav' .iy salient, with the !
French plunging ahead against the
center of the German retreat.
Went Is Drrnylnj;, He Siijh, While the i
Rant In the Hudrilnc
LONDON, August 31.? Or. Hans K. ;
Henhrenburg. of Hoidelherg. has set
i ut to prove that the prospects of Ger- j
many are really quite good at the!
present time. Writing in the Vossischc I
Zeitung. he says:
"The West is for us almost the prov
ince of the world. There we can only
live In future on tolerance. Hut In the
Fast we a?e the pioneers of life, the
chosen leaders of history.
"On the West, on the Atlantic, on
America, wo shall henceforth turn opr
backs. Our gaze shall henceforth ho
directed toward the Kant.
"The West is decaying. The Fast
ir. rising. The West is the withered
past. The Fast is the budding future.
Our Western orientation was the. Amer
ican Ideal of intense production and
ever-advancing technique. The ideal
of the East is education. Here lies the
mission of Germany."
Three Resiliences Kntrrrd ? Dctrey '
Crawford Is Held na
Three burglaries were yesterday !
added to the long list of similar crimes;
reported to the Police Department dur- \
Ing the past fortnight. These reports]
were from Harry M. Smith, Beverly
Street and Boulevard: James T. Hiekey, I
Park Avenue, and Mrs. J. M. Lewis, J
1713 First Avenue, Highland Park. I
For the last named crimes' Dewey I
Crawford, wanted also for his alleged t
robberies at the home of Mrs. George
W. Kemper, Barton Avenue, where
jewelry was stolen, and rt the South
ern Express Company warehouse,
where cigars and cigarettes were
stolen, was arrested by officers Way
mack, Tiller, Macsin, Thuriimn and
Mr. Smith reported the theft of a
paper cutter and a thermometer from
his home, Mr. Hlckey the theft of a
tire, and Mrs. Lewis the theft of $7.75
in cash.
P. W. Goodman also reported three
attempts to enter his home, 1507 First
Avenue. Highland Park, durlryj the
past tw# weeks.
Doe llltes Itln^Kold Hoy.
DANVILLE, VA? August 31.?Harvey
llerndon, the eleven-year-old son of
Mr. und Mrs. D. L. Herndon, of Iting
L'old, was attacked and bitten a few
days ago by a dog. The animal was
killed and the head analysis in Wash
ington gave positive indications of
ItiiKsInns Are Drtren Ont,
ZURICH, August 31.?Large numbers
of Russians have been expelled from
Kiev, according to a dispatch re
ceived here to-day and the hetmans
palaco and German staff quarters
there have been isolated.
"U-conserve" by buying the best!
What excuse has any man for buying two
cheap'suits when one good one, well made, will
long outwear those two?
"U-conserve" by buying the best!?Rogers
Peet Suits, for example.
605 East Broad Street*
Alao Are Shotvu IIoot to Deliver ? Knee
Kick. That Will be Mure Knock
x Out.
CAMP MEADE, MD? August 31.?
MaJor-GcnertU Jeaso Mcl. Carter, coin
niundcr of the Eleventh Division, a Vir
ginian. hat> picked as bin aid a young
Virginian athlete, football pluyer, Itox
er, and wrestler, who will l>o able to
deal with any Hun in a hand-to-hand
struggle for lire. The aid if Liouton
ant C. S. Grant. Lieutenant Craut has
worked with Tom Gibboim. the boxer
who is going after Dempscy.
(ribbons and Lieutenant Grant have
ways to break a Hun neck, even If the
Hun happens to be big, and the Amer
ican adversary only half as big or as
Gibbons and Grant aro teaching a
wjky aS v"Uug teot.V. *?? w*v!A
and of delivering a knee kick that will
be a sure knock-out. A little study
of anatomy goes along with the co(irse
so that the soldier will know where
to Indict the most suffering and thus
get the enemy where a death-blow
can be dealt. The Idea is lx> make it
certain that when one Gcrmavn and one
American meet and one must die, the
German must be th*t one.
Two Thousand Plumbers and Stfain
llttera Will Upturn to Work
Illy Associated Press. 1
NEW POUT XKW.S, VA? August 31.?
The strike of approximately 2,0<10
plumbers and steamlitters employed ait
the various military camps and otheu"
government contracts in this section,
which has been in effect two weeks,
was declared oft to-day. The men will
???turn to work Monday. It is stated
the" men decided to forfeit the charter
of llieir union here and to allow each
of Us members to return to work a*
a patriotic duty. The forfeiture was
necessary as the pay the men will re
ceive is less than that allowed by the
union regulations, it Is said. They will
receive 75 cents an hour, with double
pay for overtime. Instead of S7'/a cents
and double pay for overtime, as de
manded by the strikers.
Government activities, which include
camp construction work and erection of
houses for shipyard workers, has been
held up pending settlement of the
strike. The resolution to return to
work as a duty to the government was
not adopted until after a stormy fight.
In which several of those championing
the plan came to blows with those who
Insisted on continuing the strike.
Will Be Itrovldeil With l'nlform? nnd
ItntloiiN nnd Will Itecrlve Pny
of Privates.
WASHINGTON, August 31.?Members
of the students' army training corps,
onslsting of youths between the ages
of eighteen and twenty-one, will he
mobilized October 1 at more than 300
colleges selected for that purpose ny
the SVur Department, according to de
tatls of the plan announced to-nlglit.
The members of the students' army
training corps will be "soldiers on ac
tive duty.' 'n statement Issued by the
War Department says, t.'pon their In
duction Into service their subsistence,
quarters, clothing anil tuition will be
provided by the. government, and the
student-soldiers will receive the Hay
or privates in the army.
High school graduates will be eligi
ble to the collegiate training ?ll>* -'on
of the corps anil Kiammar school I# 1 -
uates may enter the vocational si .on.
The War Department In its state
ment advises youths ready for college
entrance or already enrolled in a col
lege to adhere to their plaits and ob
tain voluntary induction into the corps.
Six Thousand .Mm Km ployed nt Bridge
port, Conn., Plant Are
Mill I,||e.
[By Associated Pre?n.l
rminOEPOUT. CONN., August 31.?
With all union machinists and tool
makers in every plant in this city ex- .
cept the Lake Torpedo-Moat. Company!
out on strike, there was no change in j
the situation at the munitions plants,
here to-night. Union leaders said that !
6,000 men were on strike, while thb
manufacturers declared that no more i
than 4,000 had walked out.
Officers of sheet-metal trades union
held a meeting to-day anil decided to
leave the question of Joining the strike,
with their national oflicera.
No effort is expected to be made to
end the strike until after Labor Day. j
Attempt to Kill (ienrrnl.
IjONDON, August 31.?An attempt '<
upon the life of a British general has I
been made at Murmnn. according to a j
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph,
Copenhagen, quoting a Moscow tcie- I
gram. '
Senator Keuyoti, of Iowa. Proposes to
Strike jtrm* From Hill Ag
KrrKiitliiK WUO.IHH).
(By Awoclalcd 1'rtn.]
WASHINGTON, August 31.?Opposi
tion to ?inergcncy agricultural prohi
bition Items in tho bill carrying' the
amendment for national prohibition
beginning next July prevented tho Sen
ate from disposing of the measure to
day. anil postponed final notion until
next week. ,
Tho measure, according to arrange
ments-made lato to-day by Spnate lead
ers, will not be called up again until
Tuesday, as Monday is a holiday and
the only huttings proposed then is me
morial services for tho lato Senator
Newlands, of Nevada.
Senator Kunyon, of Iowa, proposed
to-day to strike out items In the hill
'\an SoQO.OOO. which
he said aro totaiiy uuiwuLury in
stimulating food production. Senator
lohnson. of South Dakota, declared tho
'Measure proposed an extravagant out
lay, and he could support It only be
cause of the prohibition provision.
? Failure of the food administration to
?revent extortion was charged by Sen
ator Sherman, of Illinois, who said the
administration's only real attempts
were In regulating flour and a few
other prices. *
(?4inninK r)riupnntratlon.
The following schedule of classes in
food conservation given by the homo
demonstration agents In the demon
stration plant at tho Sixth Street Mar
ket was announced yesterday for this
week: Tuesday. Jellies, marmalades,
preserves; Thursday, canning; Friday,
home drying; all at 10 o'clock.
Itol.ibrvik Furred Start Drtl,
PICKING, Thursday, August 29.?
General Semen off. the antl-Bolnhevik
leader, yesterd-iy captured Boersia Sta
tion. The Bolshevik forces are re
treating along the Oiioii Kivcr, burn
ing villages and destroying bridges. *
Itrgiirdrd a? I'ro-Amrriran.
BOGODA, i 'Mi J 'M HI A, August 31.?
Dr. Marco Tie-del Squares, the presi
ded of Colombia. Is regarded here as
anti-German and pro-American, and
in this respect is believed to enjoy
the confidence of the greater part of
the Colombian people.
Dr. Suarez is a member of the Na
tionalist party, one of tho two par
ties Into which the old conservative
party lias split. The other wing of tho
former conservative party Is known
as tho Old IliRtoricas composed main
ly of the olcrlcais. The Colombia
clergy arc believed to be almost en
tirely pro-German.
To till n pnnlMon or get o ponltloni
I to buy. m e 11 or exrhnnge, Timri-Di*
l Iftcli Want AiliiJ^ad to nrtual rroulta.
. K
CIhe finest,
hats made,
worn with a
feeling <f prick
&- confidence.
SAM LIEBERT and Company
In tho Screamingly Fnnny Comedy Playlet
Countess Verona The Jordan Girls
Tho Genins of the Czimbalom A Comedy Trio of Wire-ists
Special Labor Day Festival?Matlneo and Night, Holiday Prices
? Thursday
Konny and Hollis, tho Sharrocks, the Misses
Chalfonto, Clifford and Wills, tho Great Rich
ards, etc.
This Park, With All Amusements Running, Will

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