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$ I 1,7 7 0,000,000 Appro
priation Approved by House Committee. .. !l*lc,U#0? ????? the *re?t 111.. 000.se* war bill will have passed the House by the end of the week. I*KlaUtl?e waya were cleared for It yesterday. Chairman Dent ex pect a to report It from the Military Committee tomorrow or Tuesday, ?nd according to an agreement reached yesterday It will be held contlauoualy before the House until |UN(< O.Ir Slightly AwaM. It Will be approved In practically the same form aa asked by the War Department. The Military Commit tee. after considering the measure! until late last evening, announced I that the departments program had I been altered only In details. It propoaea to appropriate the greatest aum in history for any na tional purpose peace or war. . Yet It repreaenta only about 801 per cent of the country's war pro trw. I" the fortifications bill, an entirely separate measure, it is cer tain SS.OOO.OM.OOO will be appro priated. and estimates have run as high as SMOO.OOO.OOO. Provide, f.r XMMW Mem. Reports are that Chairman Dent !Mt hl? flr*t opposition to the bill because of tha power It gives Secretary Baker to raise as large gn array aa he deems necessary. The committee has been assured that . Present figures provide for 3.000.606 men; and the further explanation made that If more men ?re deemed necessary Congress will have to be consulted because of the necessity for added appropriations Universal military training, a formal declaration for 5,000.000 men in France, a budcet system. ? nd a change in draft ages, are ?ome of the amendments members will try to attach to the bill. The committee will ask that they be voted down so as not to endanger or complicate the measure. For three days, the Military Com ) mittee has considered the bill In executive session Item by Item, few i have been cut down, but no essen tial work asked by the War Depart ment has been touched. 500 IRISH TAKEN FOR ALLEGED PLOT WITH GERMANS CONXI.",L ED >DOM PAGE ONE. I I Kent in order to disarm the cou.-try ( 1preparatory to enforcing conscrip tion The Fr.-c-nan's Journal sty, Ireland under cover of revelaticna." An Exchange Telegraph dispatch ? from Dublin late tonight says the funding .committee of the Dublin jatansion House anti-conscription con ference will meet Monday to consider i?h0nruiiTh* committee com 1'rlaea John Dillon. William O'Brien *?>? lord mayor of Dublin. The Irish Parliamentary parties also , ?ave summoned meetings. The ar- 1 icata are the sole topic of converse STjgyjr * -I Cntia* Aaerku Boots, t L?ndon._ 'Those American boots ! mrl ,TZ ft ,he Frenches: they * ',]?? ?W Earl Denbigh, an oldjirae goldier. commenUng on the parade of American soldiers in Lon SST 0m<:'n, ?Pr*wd the Ammunition Train danger ' Described by One Driver Lieut. Spencer Tunnel, After Narrow Escape, Tells Correspondent How His Fellow Faced the Last Test. ?Y BERT FORI). Staff Cm ?>?>??<<?? ?( The I. X. 1. With the American Army In Franca?LJaut. Spencer Tunnel. Jr? of KhoxvtUe. Tenn.. narrowly cajxd death on a. shell-swept road In Pieardy. when on duty An an ammunition train, he pasaed through a rain of ahrapnel unscathed. Private Rudolph Slma was in stantly killed a few feet away. This illustrates the haaards of the Amer ican ammunition crews. Tuanei said to me: "The fellows in the trenches de serve all the praiaa and respect they cat. It's tough going through mud and gas shells and death, but the chapa who take the supplies and ammunition to the front lines at night face death at every turn of the wheels. They're all game atera. whether in the trenchaa. or at the wheel of an ammunition truck. Rrgalar Unngha Dla. "Take the case of young 8lma. He Joined the regulars at M. He had no parents, no relatives. After hia death his paper* war* returned three times in an attempt to locate hia next of kin.' Finally they had to maka out hia papers to his hast girl. 8ima came from somewhere In Naw York State?I can't think of the town. He wss aa faithful aa they make 'em?a regular Gungha Din. In the night in question the colonel asked me to di rect the delivery of ammunition. It was a pitch black night. I went for my motorcycle and on the way I saw a form a few yarda away. I stopped and hailed him. It waa little Ru dolph. He had been there for hours waiting to guide the ammunition trucks In the right direction. 5,000 STORE WORKERS GET WEEKLY HOLIDAY Department Stores to Close Satur days During Summer. Five thousand employe* of Wash ington's department stores will be giv en a holiday every Saturday during, June, July and August. This was announced yesterday by ; Charles J. Columbus, secretary of the I Merchants and Manufacturers Asso- j ciation. which represents practically, all of the local department stores. The ruling was made to accommo date the vast army of government j clerks whose working hours at pres1 ent almost correspond with those of i department store employes. Under the new schedule, which will go into effect June 1. the stores will be open from 9:li i. m. to 8 p. m.. ex cept Saturdays and Sundays. "Government employes who have | only the afternoons in which to make purchases will And the late closing hour of great convenience," Mr. Co lumbus said. 'The new plan will also greatly add to the welfare of the de partment store employes." ? It is believed that these new summer hours wtll be an innovation in depart ment store customs in this country. NEVER PLAYED HOOKEY! Manitowoc, Wis.?Albert Tegen. ! high school boy. hss a perfect school record for the past twelve years, or | during his entire school course. He i wss not absent or tardy during that | entlrs time. Tegen. who la only six- ! teen years old. will serve on the lake j steamer Wlehwlre, jr., at Buffalo this j summer. "Shells were screeching on *11 sides of him. He answered my <*11 In hla eld Cheery wty snd started toward me. Shells were dropping en the road. Slma dropped dead almost at my feet. A scrap of shrapnel had pierced his heart. There was nothing Inspiring or spectacular about poor Rudolph's Job out in the darknksa and dampness of the bombarded area that night, but on bis vigilance In the mldat of bursting shells depend ed the prompt delivery of ammuni tion for our batteries. "Rudolph Slma's life was snuffed out behind the front line*, but ha was as big a patriot as any that has died for the Stars and Stripes." "It'a miraculous how soma drivers on supply or amunltlon trucks find their way on the dark roads torn by shells, keping up a speed ef ten or twenty miles, repairing their motor cycles and trucks In the mldat of the Inferno of shells. Occasionally the truckmen are hit. Dispatch Searing Risky. "Dispatch bearers en motorcycles also take awful ebanoes. Now and then one It bit, but experience shows a man messenger la mora reliable than the telephone, wlreleaa, pigeons or any other form of courier, though the pigeons are wonderfully success ful We are still using s flock of pack mules ss ammunition bearers. The little devils are game under lira. "One night Irish' Costlgan, of our train, hailing from Hobo ken, climbed on a truck and extinguished a powder lire with a wet tarpaulin. "The gang atood aghast but he turned the trick without burning a finger. That's lh? kind of stuff the American army ia made of." CUPID ATTACKS CAMP MEIGS; SCORES POINT First Military Wedding TKort; Onde rdon k-Geor giade. Gimp Meigs forgot the serious businees of war for a while last night In order to celebrate Ita first military wedding, when Miss Ger trude Oeorgiade. of New York City, became the bride of Lieut Onder donk at the officers Quarters' of the csmp. The newly organised quartermaster band of the camp brought the pair on the scene to a stirringly played wedding march, and Lieut Meedlson, best man, and other brother officers of the groom crowded around to see their com rade go over the top. After the wedding eupper. the bridal pair alipped off on a trip which will be brief In view of the uncertainties of army life. Neither I the bride nor groom would dlecloee the route they expected to take, as it was rumored that the lieuten ant's friends were planning to make the trip Interesting by the usual honeymoon publicity methods. Chaplain C. M. Leber performed the cersmony. Mrs. H. Staf ford waa the guest of honor. The ushers were: Capt. Skarett, and Lleuts. Harvin, Leatrh. O'Connor. Haves. Bode, Trew, and Merritt, Marines Boild Ants Road. Port Au Prince,. Santo Domingo. ? American marines stationed here have completed an automobile road through previously Impassable territory from this elty to Quanaminthe, in the northern part of the island, IK) miles from Port Au Prince. BAKE PROVES BIG SUCCESS Board of Trade Excursion Has Perfect Day and Program. TO*r T?n all tbera?the .had w?? prime and the skies were smiling Thus the twenty-fourth annual shad bake of the Washington Board of fnli |om Into history aa a complete Prom tha tiro, tha Brat eager? e? euralonlat entered the train, at Chsss peaka Junction yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, until tha laat one left the train back I? town laat night* It waa a perfect day. / Camaslttee Ha? 8h4. Chesspeake Beach, tha obJectlTe of the excuralon, nevsr wltneaaed a more ideal one. The program waa ade quate and Ineplratlonal and the com mittee In charge more than made good. About 7M membera of the board, their friends and guests made the trip leaving In two train*, the first leaving the Dlatrlct Use at JOM o'clock, the noand at 1 o'clock. Aa the tint train arrived at the beach a Una -waa formed and follow ing the Boldlara' Horn# Band, march ed to tha Caalno. where dinner waa served. Hera the succulent ahad made It* aopearance and everyone eurrendered. It wu eome meal. Following It thoee who came by the early train loitered around the reaort and the btirroundin* oountry. This form of sport was indulged in until the afternoon train came In. and after feeding lta passengers everyone retired to tha pavilion, where the entertainment program of the day waa unfolded. ratiMlw Waa lUiertt. Patriotlam waa the keynote and the Red Cross drive the watchword with every speaker. The preaident of the board. William T. Galllher, Introduced the various speakers after giving a most iaaplrlng appeal for the Red Cross. Three of Pershing'" fifty veterans were there and their talks gave to those uninitiated a better acquaintance with such mystic ward* aa "chow." Sergt. Heffernan. In a talk as aimple and human as It waa eloquent, took hta hearers over In France and pic tured distinctly the American soldier boy as he Is today. With humor that was contagious Sergt. HefTernan eon vlnoed us that the boys over there are alt "Jake"?which means all right. Following nlm Corp. Ouy Smith and Private Federoek made brief address ||. Hi prossntatl"' Thomas V. Slsson fol | lowed tha khakl-alad speakers and aa sured them that the governmont over here was on the job and that the wherewith to light this war would be forthoomlng. He told of the vast ap propriations that have been msde and indicated some of the surp-lses that America ie likely to ?.prlng on the of fensive. He brought his audience to its feet by a tribute to the Red Cross aa he urged that the District oversub scribe Its quota. Mast Wipe Oat Haas. The Rev. James Shera Mont gomery spoke as a man rather than at % preacher. He told the effect that the war had on him. a man whs bad never harbored hate agalnat anyone, but who now feels that this world wlU nsvsr be a daoen*. place to live In until the whole Potsdam bunch are wiped from the face of the earth. Dr. Montgomery's entire address waa one of patriotlam and each word a tribute to the men In khaki. Other numbers on the program in cluded addresses by W. Oynne Gardiner. Odell 8. Smith. B. C. Brandenburg. Dr. Frank Gibson, ITUi b Fkw?r Diy 1 8?y >mim Today la Flow* Day! Oat your bouquets early! Thar* will be m Jewish Ctrl! about the city sailing bottonhata bouquets far tha banaflt of tfa? National I Palestine Fund. ~ Rabbi Ban lamia Oroaman win addraae tha young Mi** at tha T. W H. A. this morn r In* before they start OB their This custom ol raising money far tha Palestine Fund origi nated ma?y yeara ago aad Is now a natloaa I movement. Bou quets of (itfiut flowers will be left an the doorsteps of Jewish homes. I William Clabaugh aad soloa aad ee lectlona by Charles D. Shackelford. tha tdrrio Mala Quartet aad tha Hawaiian Sextette. Odell a Smith introduced a new American yall and then acted as cheer leader for the assemblage. The yell follows: "Ray! Bay!! RayJU U. 8. A. AMERICA, Ray! Ray!! Ray!!!" Following tha aatertalnmaat fea tures a box luncheon was served ok the baasdwalk. after which, every one made for the train which pulled out shortly after I o'clock. The old rattler had a hard time making tha grade and was somewhat lata reach I ay town, bat aa. one minded It was too perfect a day to he ?palled by a late trala. PERSHING VETERAN TO TELL OF EXPERIENCES Beret. Leonard Ormerod. Wash ington vet-iran, one of "Pei-shina's fifty." will tell of hts experiences In the front-line trenches of Vranee, at the National Press Cluo this after noon at S o'clock. Ormerod Is a former local news paper man and Is the first member of the Preai Club who has seen active service la France to oome beuk and tall his fellow membera of the dab, of his experiences there. Sergt. Oremrod ts one of the three veterans staying In this city to help in the Red Cross drive this week. Says He Cashed Bad Checks to Bury Sob St. lx>ul?. Mo.?Frank I. Hoffman. II, who was arrested here on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, said he had cashed D. ROSENTHAL N. W. Car.?SOS M St N. W. Be tart Taa Go to Right i erafr. My Location Makes It Possible to Sell MEN'S AND WOMEN'S Styliah Clothes At Big Savings STORE SERVICE?that includes ample assortment for choice?superior quality?reasonable prices?and crowning all, a guarantee which insures you continued satisfaction. These are features here and dominating factors in the successful building of this business. 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