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SPORTS OF U. S.
: REACH ITALY THROUGH WAR Baseball and Football Prove Popular Now with All Our Allies. ? riew Tot?. Jun? ?-One of the euri otas ?Secta of tbe war is the interna tional Interest which haa been aroused In American sports. Italy ?pparently la the ntaet recent victim of the base bail germ, accordine to Dr. Felice 'Terrero, director of the Italian Bu rean of Information in this city. - Football, as played in America, as well aa th? national game of this "country, also haa taken hold of the popular interest in Italy. The Gazette dello Sport on? of the meet Influen tial ?port Journal? of that country, ta raisin? a fund for tbe purchase ot baseball?, bata and footballs and the .distribution of prisca amone the soldier? to stimulate competition. Gen. Pennella, L-ommander of the Second Italian Army, in a latter to the Gaietta dello Sport, aayt that football and baseball games are of In 'eatimable value in the trainine for 'war. He praises the initiative of the Casetta dello Sport and ?ays that he firmly believe? that the stimulation of baseball aad football competition among tb* various units of the Italian army will have th? most grati fying and Important result? in main taining the morale of the troops. (Jen. Pennella ia especially pleaeed with baseball aa an aid to training and the maintenance of the morale of the troops. "I look upon this form of ?port," he Cay?, "a? an integral part of military training Solace and diversion are especially necessary In trench war fare. Duiing the inevitable lulls in this kind of warfare the morale of ?the men la likely to suffer, end they need the kind of recreation that will r?ese away gloom and stimulate the spirit. Sports and ,'irr s take out of a man the moral and physical kinks contracted in the tranche?. I con sider It a matter of vital Importance to the nation that intereat in aport be stimulated, not only in the army but ?Iso among the civilian population." GOOlTNAVTyo??T?ONS OFFERED TO NEGROES ? cood chance for you ne ?? croes 1? offered by the Navy Department, accordine to a telegram received reaSerdey by Lieut J. Frew Hall. th? officer in charge of the main re cruiting station of the army, SOS Ninth street northwest, reading aa fol lew?: "Direct recruiting officers to en roll -in the Nevai Reserve Force aa many mess ?tendants, officers' cooks and steward? aa possible. Upon en- ? noflrnent, call to active duty and ' transfer to commandant, naval dis trict in which enrolled, for outfit ting ?nd instructions, to be retain ed until further ordera of the Bu reau." THE TOWN CRIER. Tbe Catholic ?lari'i War Mellef Cervice will meet at ( o'clock to nictit In the clubhouse of the or ganisation. ?400 ? street northweat. Tee ated Trl???ie Ciak *f the T. M C. A. will take a boat trip to nicht on the steamer Charte? Mac aleater. The party will leave the Seventh ?treet wharf at ?:?? o'clock. Slcaaa Na arraeralty, naeklaslen chapter, will hold a eet-toeether luncheon et noon today *t Cuah raan'i. (07 Fourteenth street north west. Ml?? Every* Abbate, ?eajttlatT *f the Prisoners' Relief Society. SOS E street northwest, will ?peak on "?Telpinc the Ex-Convict? Refrain Their Lost Social Prertige. * at head ?aierter? of the organization tomor row nicht. H. E. COFFIN G IV?S INSIDE FACTS ON AIRCRAFT MAKING Refers to Cartoons of Plane That Cost $640, 000,000, as Cartoonists Put It in Their Newspapers. la bla first ?peach ?laca th? re cent reorganisation of th? Aircraft Board, Howard E. Coffin gives aa encouraging view of th? present aircraft situation la this country. Mr. Coffin ? ?peech w?s mad? at th? ??mi-annual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineer?, held early this week at Dayton, Ohio. Bom? extracts from it ?re given below: There la oaa phase of aircraft work of which nothing ha? been ?sea here today, but to which the Aircraft Board's advisory relation? war? feat th? same aa to th? army*? activities. I refer to that of the navy. The navy has been building battleships ?nd destroyer? and tell ing; us about how submarines have been sunk, but we have not heard a word about aircraft, and yet la many way?, the navy ha? done the moat remarkable work along; that line. They are flying every day aircraft weighing up to 11.000 or 12,000 pounds, and equipped with engin?? of from 400 to l.t?0 horse power, aad carry las; crews of*-St? men. Commander Colburn ha* Ju?t told me that within the last week two of these Liberty eaglnea wer? taken ' from atock. put Into a atock boat, flown up and down the river a couple of time? to make aure that everything was all right, and then a trip made of some 2S0 mil??, from Philadelphia to Newport New?,! without mining a "?hot" oa either engine. I have twen them doing this, sort of thing right along, and they ; think nothing; at all of it. They are I making almost dally trips from j Newport Newa to Washington. What I? the Lisait f When we consider the Bise of these boats and the power being put into them, we must wonder Just what *oe limit In aircraft development will la*. Of course, the army la also at work on large machine?, but the navy, be cause of Its work In detection of sub marine* has started immediately with the larga sisea The new nsvsl aircraft factory a' Philadelphia has a floor space of nliout 730,000 feet, and the work being j ?tone there Is something that eve -.' one ought to see. All of us. I think, today have seen enough of aa exhib ition of flying to know that the building of fighting machines is la good shspe. it has only been a few weeks ?lnce some of onr friends were talking about one airplane that had coat teaW.ooaoeo. Part of the prests seized ui?n the expression ss a headline aad some of us have seen cartoon? with the H?>.<tX.<m In one-half of the ?cale and one poor little airplane In ! Ifea other half. As a matter of fact, enly ?bout a half of the appropriation mr.de for. aircraft has actually been : .spent Kvery dollar of that ?amount has beca accounted for, ef course, ?r.rou^h the accounting system of the War Department. Some 5.00? or ??.GOO 1 training machines have been built ,?:id, a couple of thousand machinas perhaps in Europe. Construction for r.urope has been delayed because of the unsettled conditions over there, o'.vina to the drives in Italy, and on the West front and to the shortage of materials. Hew the Metas?*- Way? Raeat. Some 1SO.O00 men ?re In training !a j the aviation service In this country, j and there are twenty-five or thirty of the big training station? In operation, ? ? laboratory In operation here in , Dayton Is one of the most rema.-k able developments of the whole air ? service; and perhaps most importun of all, the mystery of aircraft pro duction has been thoroughly explod ed. Plants In this country are produc ing, and others will produce aircraft of standardised Interchangeable de signs, nearly aa freely and easily ?? American plant? have ever built auto mobiles . Those who visit the Dayton i Wright plant will see a fine example NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO DRIVE OUT CATARRH It May Not Be Troubling; Yon During die Warm Weather, But It I. Still In Your Blood. Catarrh is not only a disgust ins; disease, but is a dangerous etae, and you should never let up in your efforts to get it out of your system until you have tutte ? thoroughly. Get rid of it, whatever it -costs you in trouble and money. There is no use in permitting y?>uri4tlf to be csrxeived. Perhapi, like thousands of others afflicted tsrith Catarrh, yon are about ready to believe that the tutease it in curable and that you are ?loomed to spend the remainder of your days hawking and spitting, with at? relief in sight from inflamed ?tad stopped-up air passage? that make the days miserable and the eights ?leepless. Of ?worse this all depends upon whether or not you are willing ta eontinue the old-time, make stleft mrthods of treatment that you and many other sufferers halve used for years with no lub atantiaJ results. You must realize that the dis ease itself, and not its symp bsi-sa, is what you have to cure. Of course you know that when you ?are curtsd of any diseaif iti symptoms will ?disappear. .Catarrh manifests itself by in fiaanmation of the delicate rnetn brsiBft of the nose aad air pas s?mes, which choke up aad make brfjathing very difficult. To get rid of these distressing effects you BMsst remova rjMr (itat U*3 ?* ?"?*? Ato ti?k-i ing your catarrh is gone. The first touch of winter weather will bring it back with all of its discomforts. Tbe blood is laden with the Catarrh germs, which direct their attack against the tender and delicate membranes of the nose and throat. These germs cannot be reached by sprays or douches, which, of course, have no effect whatever upon the blood. Mild weather will aid the treat ment and this is an excellent time to thoroughly cleanse the blood of the germs of Catarrh and be forever rid of the troublwome sprays ans] ?Jouches that can only relieve you for the time. S. S. S. is a purely vegetable blood remedy, made from roots and herbs direct from the for est, which combat promptly dis ease germs or impurities in the blood This great remedy has been uied for more than fifty years, with most satisfactory re sults. It has been successfully used by those afflicted with even tbe severest cases of Catarrh. It relieves catarrh thoroughly, for it treats the disease at its source. S. S. S. is sold by druggists eve*rywhere. For the benefit of those af flicted with catarrh or other blood diseases, we maintain a medical cJepar?berat in charge of a ipe cialit?J?sf skilled in these diseases. If yoa will write us fully, he will give your case careful study, and write yon just what your own intfrvidual case requires. No ??Jiarge is made for this service. Address ?Swift Specific Co.. 414 Swift Laboratory, Atlanta. Ga.? A*, of tait work of iotarchs.n?c.\uillty of parts. ., Airplane? are beine thipped from thi? country In a d1*a??embled form with out marking?. Th? crate?, when re ceived on the other side, can be open ed and the parts aasembied without any regard to tbe building operation on thla aide, end a? I remember, a cable received only a few day? ago ttated that within a tew hours of the receipt of a certain shipment upon the other aide, planet wer? assembled, snd the engines runninc. Hew V. S. De?? Thine?? That is th? way in which America will build airplane*. It has taken time to build the tools and the fixtures that have made it possible to manufacture Interchangeable part?. 8. A. ? mem ber? with their knowledge of manu facturing and repair problem? will realise what ?nein? construction and airplane construction mean when it comes to keeping these machines In operation at the front, because no mat ter how many airplanes we ?hip to Europe, if the Interchangeable repair part? are not there, and If the men skilled In maintenance are not on hand, the machin?e will do u? little good. We have heard a great deal said ?bout the possible time loa? in developing an American engine when it was seemingly perfectly simple and eaay to adopt foreign engines, brine them to this country and put them In production, but If any one will show me an institution in thla country that hat adopted a foreign engine and put it into production in less than one or two year?, then I will grant that the argument may have tome force. I might ask Mr. Houiton to tell you something about th? Wright-Martin exp?rience. I think en order fop en gines for the French government wsa a year behind the estimate in deliv ry. (In response to a question from Mr. Coffin, Mr. Houiton stated that the time was Just exactly a year). Te?? Behind Delivery. Just a year behind tbe specified do livery, although the drawing?, the engineer? and the ?ample eneine* ! were all brought to this country at ! the emme time. The General Vehicle j Company might tell a ?tory about the I Gnome experience, and I know that ! the treasurer of the American Loco- ? motive Works can tell a aad ?tory ? about the BertteL Tito?? who have seen the engine ex- j Mbit in the pavilion realize perhaps 1 some of the reasons for hesitation in adopting certain engine? when the. great point waa speed and quantity in production. After analysins the situ atioa and past experience from start to finish. It waa decided that Ameri can engineers working in the Ameri can way and with American machine tool designers working with these en gineer?, results could be gotten months earlier than If foreign en gines were put Into production In this country. I think it la a fact that can I be borne out by any representative of ? the British ?ervlee that after three year? of war, with some ten thousand men In the main works, the leading British company la producine fifly engines per week, each develops fifty horsepower less snd welch? one hun dred pounds more than the Liberty. Now that elves a little Insirht into some of the argument? leading to the design and putting Into production of the Liberty engine. It Is America'? purpose to build engine? not only for otrr own navy, our own army, but for '?reign countries as well. There M a sreat difference between fifty en trine? a week and fifty to one hun afcrcrl engines a day, an output any : one of a half dosen of the plants or j this country plan to be producing In itie of the next ninety to one hun dred and' twenty days. t I.e. Sapply Imparta*?. We have heard a good deal lately about the Irish situation In England. ! and that the linen situation waa tied I up with It The English aircraft pro duction waa dependent upon this sup ply. The development In thi? coun try of a substitute for linen made of ; Sea Island lone staple cotton, which haa In actual test been proved the superior of linen. Is another of the great influences in the development of aircraft and the participation of air craft in the war. A third one I? one that we perhaps had to force upon some of our elite* I Because of the spruce shortage we | insisted that satisfactory aircraft could be built of Douglas fir. By force of necessity our allies were obliged to begin usine Douglas fir. The latest experiments have shown thst Douglas fir is not only the equal of spruce, but Is probably the su perior, so that very much of the spruce difficulty will be removed. It has been an unfortunate handi cap to the air services from the be ginning that the matten of censor ship have been so exercised that the truth of the difficulties and accom plishments could not be told. This very fact, I think, has been largely responsible for most of the exagger ated stories which have certainly been contributing causes to the mis understanding of the situation now existing in many sections of the coun try. I am .sure that all of us who have enjoyed the hospitality of the Dayton engineer? feel that we can congratu late them, not only upon the style of entertainment which they have af forded us, but upon the very real ac complishments which they have shown ue, and which will go a long way toward showing our friends on the other side that America 1? taking her place beside them In the air, and win go a lone way toward helping win the war. K. OF C WAR FUND BOOSTED BY TRIP The Knlchts of Columbus war activities fund will benefit from an excursion to Chesapeake Beach to day under direction of Keane Coun cil of the organization. Patriotic exercises, consistine of brief ad dresses and ?ones, will be held, W. H. Callahsn directing. Swimming contests, prise bowline, races, and special athletic events for boys and girls will be on the program thi? afternoon, with Capt. C. E. Edwards In charge. Knlchts kept at their work durine the day will make the after-office trip to the Beach on the 1:30 train. FORT MYER FESTIVITY PLANNED BY SOLDIERS The ridine hall at Fort Myer tomor row night will be the ?cene of sol dier?" festivity. The boy? of the S7th Englneera are going to give an enter tainment. What la left of that regi ment; that is, for Its "better half." is in France. Just on? battalion of the 37th ia now at Fort Myer. * It will be soldier talent that will make up the program. There will be boxing match?*, wreatllng match??, vaudeville and muslo by tb? STth En gineers' Band. Tie? men want an Washington to know that the ridine hall it almost ?a big ?? th? Liberty Hut, and they want a hie WRITE OFTEN TO FIGHTERS, YaM.CA.PLEA Keep in Touch with Boys, Urged at Meeteing of -Secretaries. "Boys, keep in touch with the folks st home. Send.them the ?.' maga sine and mall a letter to your mother every day." This was the sloga.? adopted at a mest-nz of T M. C. ?. ?ecretarles h >U yesterday at th? T. M. C. A. Building. 171* G .street nvhh west. Steps wer? taken at the meet ing to acriVni. all aecretnrie?. an* workers In 'he Washington dlsttiet with a plan to- getting the "V. ? mag asin?. "Association Men," with It? Staates from overseas snd carni? In thla .country, to the mothers and relatives ot the lioy? In training. It was announced th.t the m:i farine couli be obtained through the camp reutftarle? at tVtif the Bwsrii cost and mailed to the folks bsck home On? secretary reported that In hi? camp alone there are mota than 21* mon of Italian bli-.h nowr in the army who do not know :? ,t??? deal of En?lt?h. hut ?rave addresses or tlu-ir relatives, to whom the in.m.mne will be cent. More than twelve classes In the study of Fren-h an now In opera tion at campa '? the Washington illstiict, according* to reports sub mitted to the educational secretary, and atepa are now bring taken for the organisation of a larger numi er of claasea tn the instruction of the English language for those men of Sssbbbb birth ?-hi desire tn get on ! closer terms with the language of the land for which they are right ing. Announcement was also made that arrangements for a larger num ber of lectures to the men In the ramps about Washington are prac tically complete. C. W. Amstuts, an efficiency engineer, of New Tork. lectured last night at Washington Barracks on color photography and color printing, and will take the same subject for hia lecture tonight at Quanttoo. Mr. Amstuts Is In Wash ington on war work and has volun teered his service? to the T. M. C. A. 1-. Gordon, Leech, ?oclal secretary of the local branch, ha? received a postal card from a well-known Wash- j ington boy, W. C. Hoer. who en listed last year as an army field clerk and who Is now on duty In France, in which he ?ay? everything Is Dooming and the scope of the preparations made for the Immense American army expected la tremen dous. Lightning Gets Frisky, Takes Charles' Cigar Pana. III., June ?6.?Playful light ning during a storm ?pled Charle? ; ?Ord??, of Roaemond. working In ' the yard, sipped a cigar from hia j mouth, wrapped itself around a ! tra?, uprooting; It. and then Ignited < the house. Cordls was uninjured. I Bride's 8 Grandchildren Were Guests at Wedding Chester. PB.. June it.?The bride's ' eight grandchildren looked on as. Mrs. Margaret Morrl?, flfty-flve, married Theodore E. Abbott, sixty one here recently. It w?? Mr?. Morrl?' third ventar? In the mat rimonial field. PURELY PERSONAL D. H. Flcart. of SI? Mill? Build- : >ng, ha? received an appointment as nrst lieutenant in the national j army. ?t Dr. Reuben Saillens, of the First ] Baptist church of Paris, left Wash ington yesterday for a tour of the largest American eitle?, where he will speak on war work. Harry O. Holt, of 1418 R street ' northwest, has just received a com- : mission a? flrst lieutenant in the ! ordnance Reserve Corp?. Dr. Charle? McCarthy, of the Food Administration, has been sent abroad by Food Administrator Hoover. Lieut. Courtney Whitney Is vis iting; his mother at Takoma Park. Charles A. Wescott, ot the In terior Department, is spending a ahort vacation at his home in Efflng ham. 111. Sherman S. Lewi? haa returned from a two weeks' vlalt to Atlantic City, N. J. Frank L Anderson, of the Navy Tard, haa received a promotion. William T. Oder, of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, has re signed. Louta C. Freemund, nf the General Land Office, haa been tranaferred to the War Department. Murray E. Taylor, of Baltimore, j Md., la visiting friend? In George town. Miss Loretta Offutt, of Rockvtlle. Md.. wa? married recently to William Harry Buriand, of Waahlngton and New Haven, at BarneaviUe, Md. Mr. and Mra. Buriand are now in Atlantic City. John Erter was chosen president of a war savings society of Mont rose, Md. James D. Malcolm, jr., has been commissioned a first lieutenant in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps. Former Representative David J. Lewis will deliver an address at a patriotic meeting on the Fourth of July la Rockville. Lewi? Henry dark and Mis? Fran ce? M. Sayles, both of Washington, were married recently in Rockvtlle. Royal L? Marcellus, of the War Department, has recovered from his recent illness snd returned to duty. Col. Milton Farmer left yesterday for a business trip to New Tork City. Mra. Benjamin C. Clayton Is spendine her vacation at Atlantic City. George K. Ryan, of the Bureau of Standard?, has been promoted. Jsmes L Townsend, a silk Im porter of New Tork City. Is regis tered at a local hotel. Mra M. S. Davis has recently ar rived In Washington. Mr*. Sawtelle la visiting her sister, Mra. Lawrence Reed, at the Octavia Mra Oliver Owns Kuhn has lelt Washington, for a ?lay ot several ; months in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. snd Mrs. Robert Gibson left ths city yesterday to ?pend the summer In northern New Jersey. Fred C. Kirchner, of Keokuk; la., is vijitlnr his brother, George A. Klrcher, at MB Clifton street. Miss Molila Brown, of Qulncy, 111., who has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. Charlea 3? Holme?, of the Ard ui?- re apartment??, has returned Bare?. ASKS $10,000 DAMAGE FOR FRACTURED HAND A trolley pole, which Henry Hull says the Capital Traction Company allowed to remain too clot* to the car on Its Chevy Cha?? line. It the caute of a tult for 110.000 damage? filed by Bull yeaterday la th? Dis trict Suprema Court, HuH tute? through hi* attarney*. Gertman and Mei lilat. that on June ?".'1916, he was a passenger on one of the company's cars and put hi? hand outward to ?how a visitor eomething. Th? pola came In contact with hi? hand, he state?, and/ fracturad It FOOD DEMONSTRATION WILL CONTINUE TODAY Much Interest Manifested in Ser?es: j Already Given. Oreat Interest has been mani fested this week by Washington housewives In the series of food con- \ aervation demonstration? given In ? various parts of the, city, accord ine to report? yesterday to the Home Demonstration Office of th? Depart ment of Agriculture. Th? following demonstration? are announced for today: 1? a. m . Elizabeth Brown School, Chevy Chase. Girl?' Canning club. I Cannine. Mia? Aubyn Chlnn, dem- j onatrator. 10 a. m . Abbott School. Sixth and Naw Tork avenue narthwest. Fry ing of vegetable?. Ml?? Margaret Evan?, demonstrator. S p. ta. Fifth Baptiat Church, Six and-a-Half and E streets ?outhweet Peat and preens. Mrs. Lucy Hollo way, demonstrator. S p. m-, Emery School. Lincoln road and Randolph street. U?e of! nah. Mr* 1. A. Audru?, demon-1 atnator. S p. aa?. T. W. C. A.., 421 S atreet | northwest fcolored). SubaUtute muf fine. Mr?. C. B. Seabrook, demon strator. 7:?0 p. m., Lovejny Center, Twelfth | and D ttreeta northeast. Meat sub stitutes. Mr?. C. B. Seabrook, dem onstrator. Messrs. But leson and Daniels gave the attendant? at the Agricultural Committee hearing a chance to aee in Intensified form the divergence of opinion which exista over war time prohibition. Energy lost la this manner can never be recovered to utilise ?gainst Germany, yet Con gre?? I? compelled to listen to the appeal because some prohibitionist has denominated the movement something "to win the war." Senator Sutherland I? ?afe, we are Informed. Which mean? that he will he again bedecked on March I with tha tova, allowing him six year* more in which to represent hi? people. The feeling of security which he obtain? by thi? action la, of course, comparable to the feeling one ha? at brine ?ayed at a revival i.ieettne, doubtless. Concressman Kltchin ?till ha? hi? spell? wherein he denominates tbe newspaper men as prevaricatore. This comes from the fact that the grapeviae connections the writers have with Kitchln'a Ways and .Means Committee are not elwaya likely to yield the same attltudea Mr. Kitchin has on the war reve nue legislation. Japan, so we are told by an emi nent French writer?and the sug gestion finds lodgment in many a Congressional mind?readily admit? that a D?mocrate form of eoveiH ment may be a? eaaily adapted to its monarchy as to any republic. This It rather difficult to see, but j we are convinced It it right, Chsmp Clark may be on the stump ' for a day or two if Congress ad M'urn?, talking good patriotism mixed up with a wee bit of Demo- ? -vatic politics. The two are not an- . tlthetlcal these days, they are being j told at the Capitol. Gov. Neville, of Nebraska, de- 1 clared while In the city thst his j prohibition inspectors are getting so I expert at detecting the weight of grip? from the way travelers carry I them that they can tell offhand how J many collar? a man carries. This! is high efficiency, but It comes di rectly from prohibition and there fore I? to be commended, ot course. The number of those who believe J politics tn adjourned I? considerably I less than the number of those who| believe that politic? should be ad journed. There's a difference. The Michigan campaign, now that! Mr. Ford has entered it, lacks noth- : Ing, It is really a humdinger, and ! the statement which Mr. Osborn ; issued make? the welkin ring, j Michleander? will need no rhau- . tauquea to keep them going thisj season, from all appearances. Mrs. Bass, of the woman's bureau of tbe Democratic National Commit- ' tee. was observed yesterday fly in. around the Capitol Catherine Demo- ? cratic lines for the last assault on . the anti-suffrage faction. She insists that the Republicans will not have a single, solitary issue this year unies the Democrats give them one by turning down woman suffrage. A Chicago man on duty here "with tant government declared that he | daily meets more Chicago friends, here than he does when he is in the j Windy City. A traveler coin?, through Chicago yesterday reported that few people were left there. ! They're all in Washington, waa the I explanation. EVELYN GEE GAINS ?ABSOLUTE DIVORCE Justice Jennings Bailey signed decree yeaterday erantlng an absolute i divorce to Evelyn Nile? Gee from Ed win S. Gee on the ground of InfldeUty. The wife is allowed to resuma her maiden name. Evelyn A. Niles. The | salt we? filed June IB and the ? was heard a few days ago. Attorney ! Edmund Carrlneton conducted the case for the wife, whne Attorneys j Smith and Dent represented the hus band. ?MBOMMH THROUGH Atlantic City EXPRESS Via Delaware River Brtdee Beginning Jan? 2s). Beginnint wit? nret train lanriag Waahiatton and Baltimore Jam. ?. and ftnt wrdn leaTing Atlantic OHy Job- 1. throofh trai? eenice will be nratored aa follow?: WaafcDaja hr. Wasoinftoo., 1.00 p. m. " Baltimore.. 2.01p.m. Ar. Atlantic City. 5.0 p.m. Batrimint lean Atlantic any ils P. . M.: atrir? Baltimore i.X P. M.. Waeh larton ?.S tP. M. tjroocn Buffet Pati?- Can and Coach?? ylvaniaR.R. SOMETHING NEW! AND 20 FAGS Cents )eh* f^^JLL? Asm,^ <-,. ?VdL, WE"c* 3 "FAGS" By Corporal Jack Tarner What tob?ceo Tmally meant to a ?oUier hat been ?viete in more poetry?good, bad and indifferent, but a/novi heart felt?than olmo?t any other tubjeet of the tear, riere it a poem from the British army uhich became wo popular abroad that it ha* been reprinted and tuidely distributed. When the cold is making ice cream of the marrow of your bon?**, V> hen you're (making like a jelly and your feet are dead as stones, When your clothes and boots and blankets, and your rifle and your kit. Are 6oaked from Hell to Breakfast, and the dugout where you sit Is leaking like a basket? and upon the muddy floor The water lies in filthy pools, six inches deep or more ; Tho' life seems cold and mis'rable and all the world is wet, You'll always get thro' somehow if you've got a cigarette. When you're lying in a listening post 'way out beyond the wire. While a blasted Hun, behind a gun, is doing rapid fire ; When the bullets whine above your head, and sputter on the ground. When your eyes are strained for every move, your ears for every sound?? You'd bet your life a Hun patrol is prowling somewhere near ; A shiver runs along your spine that's very much like fear; You'll stick it to the finish?but, I'll make a little bet. You'd feel a whole lot better if you had a cigarette. When Fritz is starting something and his guns are on the bust. When the parapet goes up in chunks, and settles down in dust. When the roly-poly "rum-jar" comes a-wobbling thro* the air. Til it lands upon a dugout?and the dugout isn't there ; When the air is full of dust, and smoke, and scraps of steel, and noise. And you think you're booked for golden crowns and other Heavenly joys. When your nerves are all a-tremble, and your brain is all a-f ret? It isn't half so hopeless if you've got a cigarette. When you're waiting for the whistle and your foot is on the step. You bluff yourself, it's lots of fun, and all the time you're hep To the fact that you may stop one 'fore you've gone a dosen feet. And you wonder what it feels like, and your thoughts are far from sweet; Then you think about a little grave, with R. I. P. on top. And you know you've got to go across?altho' you'd like to stop ; When your backbone's limp as water, and you're bathed in icy sw?--at, Why, you'll feel a lot more cheerful if you puff your cigarette. .Then, when you stop a good one, and the stretcher bearers come And patch you up with strings, and splints, and bandage?, and com ; When you think you've got a million wounds and fifty thousand breaks, And your body's just a blasted sack packed full of pains and aches ; Then yon feel you've reached the finish, and you're sure your number's up. And you feel as weak as Belgian beer, and helpless as a pup ? But yon know that you're not down and out, that life's worth living yet. When some old war-wise Red Cross guy slips yon a cigarette. The MilitarySmoke