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NO. 4278.
WEATHER-PARTLY CLOUDY
WASHINGTON. D. C. SATURDAY, .JULY 13, 1918.
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FRENCH SMASH HUNS BACK FOR MI
ITALIAN DRIVE IN ALBANIA PROGRESSES
?ENTENTE LANDS
BIG FORCE ON
MDRMAN COAST
! Wilson Has Sanct?ont?- Mis
sion Supported by
Soldiers.
BUT HUN IS ONLY FOE
'Troops Will Guard Allies'
Supplies Against
Freed Germans.
London. July 1??"Considerable
entente forces." have been landed
on the Murmln Coast and are guard
ing the railway to Petrograd. It waa
authoritatively learned by the Uni
versal Service correspondent to
night. The landing was mad? at th?
request of the lnhabltanta of North
ern Ruasla. and the object of the
move is to ???lit Russia. Mor?
entente force? ar? en route for the
?Vlurman Coast.
Prevea?? Haul?? lawlati???.
A? a result of this landing, which
haa been expected for some time, it
will be impossible for th? Germans
to occupy and convert Into U-boat
bases the port? of Muimansk and
apetcheng?, which are ice-free
throughout the year. Furthermore, |
tbe presence of allied troops on the :
JUurmarj Coast prevents the tmrae
diete isolation ot Russia in the north
by the German?. If the Germans !
stira to bring about such an isolation '
they will have to fight for it. and '
the Murman Coast will be th? ex
treme northern wing of a new "east
?tra front.**
Dlapateh?? from th? northern r?
artotu? ?tat? that th? power of the
aSolshaviki. with their 10,0*0 non
llghU?g troops, is waning fa?t.
VslUea Haa Pia a. ^
President Wilson has sanctioned a
detailed plan for allied aid to Russia
and Is ready to order United States
goldie?. to Jotn ?llled forces to be seni
so Siberia.
That an economic mission from the
Vntted States will sail for Siberia
sjruhin a very short time and that tbe
mission will be supported by United
?Jtatee troop? was definitely eatau
diahed yesterday when it was disclosed
that entente diplomats within tbe
past 34 hours had Informed their gov
ernments of President Wilson's de
cision. For military reasons. Ameri
can office's refuse to sanction any
reference to the number of troops to
be sent to Russia's aid by Great
Britain, France. Japan and the United
?tate?. '
It Is ?"?finitely known, however.
th?t the troop? will enter Siberia un
der order? to guard all ?upplies and
property of the allies and to aid Rus
sians In preventing depredations by
?rmed Germans, recently released
' irrom Siberian ptiaon campa, who are
??< t ? rted to be allied with the lawless
rmentis of the Bolshevist party.
The Ftaa-Raa? Peace.
The State Department yesterday
Confirmed report? that the Bolshevist
government at Petrograd had accept
ti the proposal of Finland, advanced
y Germany, that peace parleys
should be undertaken. Although this
?nove has been considered highly prob
able for weeks, th? fact that Ger
many has frankly assumed the posi
tion of guardian for each side to the
controversy came ?a a surprise in
?nany quarters here. Tbe action of
Finland, it is believed, is taken only
afr?*r receiving assurances from Ger
ir?ny that the terms ot peace will
:tx> of no benefit to Russia,
\ The move of Germany emphasises
the need of quick action by the allies
?In aiding Russia to retain her posi
tion ?s a nation and also. It Is said.
?Is a powerful menace to any plan by
which ths?, ?liles could hope to pro
tect tbe supplies and population on
the Murrt?nsk Coast
Hott aad Pea bed y May lie.
President Wilson yesterday discuss
ed the Russian ?ituatlon with John
R. Mott. a member of the United
etate? mission to Ruasla after the
revolution. He also conferred with
Foster Peavbody. the New York bank
er. It ts assumed her? that Mesara
Mott and Peabody have been in
vited to be member? of the Siberian
mission
Ia srlew of the difficulties con
fronting a strong effort by the al
lies la Siberia, great Interest at
taches to the exact composition
and strength of the armed forces
to he sent to Vladivostok by the al
COXTiXCgD OH PAGE FOlTt.
"WHY SUL_r J__ PAPERS.
Jruh Pro-ConscnptionistJ Gte Amer
ican Cardinal to Catholics.
Dublin. July 1_?The pro-conscrip
tion newspapers in Ireland hold out
the American cardinal's war mani
festo ?a an example to the Irish
M?her? who oppose conecriptlon.
"What ? good for American Catho
lic? oust ht to be good fon Iii*h <Vatho
Ucs." Is the keynote of. comment.
The Irish Time? says:
"How petty and sordid, compared
to thia grand confession of faith, is
the naMonalist's attitude toward the
war. Admit, far tha sake of argu
ment, that Ireland has a bitter griev
ance Rngland ha? a thousand time?
greater arrlevanree than the Imagin
m?s of tb? moot fanatical Sinn
?By what plea of hatred can the
*? nat-snalleu hope to convince the
world that Ireland Is entitled to sulk1
lata? meet terrine war hurt?a hie-J
COAL MEN ASK
DRINK TRAFFIC
BEELIMIMTEr
-
Report Conditions in Min
ing Regions Retarding
Labor's Efficiency.
WAR NEEDS FORCE IT
Committee Says Added
Production Demands
Dry Regime Now.
Tremendous precsur? Is beine Put
on the President to brins; from him
sn endorsement of wartime prohibi
tion. Tbe demands have come from
such high authorities and have been
laid before him throug-h such chan
nels and backed by such arautnents.
that It Is understood he I? ?Ivlng
them eerloua consideratkm.
From administrative source? close
to the White House It is learned that
he may mak? some formal statement
in the matter by the time Conareas
settle? down to business ?tain about
Auaust 31 or St, and Is prepared to
consider the prohibition legislation
now pending before It.
That action on the prohibition meas
ure will come then waa practically
?assured yesterday when the wets and
dry? In the Senate reached an agree
ment. The dry? agreed So a eerie?
of "1-day receaae? If the wet?
would guarantee Immediate consider
ation of prohibition "aa soon as the
wire legislation was compl?ta, which
is expected today, and the i*ec?-?-s<-?e
ara completed. Formal confirmation
of the agreement by the Senate Is
nrmssTT before the agreement be
comes binding
Heavy lalara.? Rere:
Whet may prove to be the moat
effective blow for wartime prohi
bition Sva? ?trucie ?V?t?r?la-? h?y?th?
National Coal Association, repre
senting bituminous ooal operator?
with an annual production of nearly
400.0ie.000 ton?. They are ?ched
uled to furnlah an additional 100.
000.000 ton? to meet the peak re
quirements of this winter.
"Nation-wide prohibition for the
period of the war is absolutely es
sential." ?ays an official statement
from the association. "Th? country
cannot have both boose and suffi
cient eoel this winter. Nor can the
country keep boose tn the minina
sections now and have enough coal
later on. The liquor traffic Is cur
tailing coal production and the time
has come to eliminate It. If there
Is to be the substantial Increase In
coal output the war program de
manda**
The committee of the association
which conducted the investigation
snd formulated the recommenda
tion? came from both wet and dry
State? and were ee individual? both
wet end dry.
"They all told their storte?." ?aid
A. R. Hamilton, "and presented their
figures to show not only the rela
tive efficiency of the mines as be
tween wet and dry State?, but the
difficulties of working out any prac
tical benefits from drink restriction
along the border line between wet
and dry territory. The result was
an unqualified stand for national
prohibition.
Drink Evil Ransssl.
Th?? committee feel? th?t the
drinking evil haa become ?o ram
pant in the mining communities that
ita complete elimination la funda
mentally necessary In the effort to
?peed up the mine? sufficiently to
get the 100,000.000 additional tons
needed. It Is now up to ?Congress
to make a clean-cut choice between
boose for the mining communities,
and coal for the war and the pub
He.*? ?
While the statement does not con
tain the figures on the time lo?t by
the miners aa the result of booze,
it 1? understood that the commit
tee'? investigation showed that th?
men are working on an average
? only a little over four day? a week,
and that moat of tlie? lost time U
attributable to "boose."
Fuel Administrator Garfleld ha?
taken no part in the controversy,
but the committee announces "It Is
understood that Fuel Administrator
Garfleld has transmitted the recom
mendation of the National Coal As
sociation to Preaident Wilson, who
now has it under consideration." The
additional data on time lost at the
mines through drinking has also
been made available to the Presi
dent
The committee eetion" was taken.
It says, "regardless of the political
affiliations of Its members, and leav
ing ?rat of consideration the moral
Issues Involved, but basing Its optn
Ion entirely on economic and patri
otic grounds." It acted unanimously,
and it? report, it says, "Is concurred
in by Frank Farrlngton. of the United
Mine Workers of America. Mr. Far
rlngton is ?aid to have gone on rec
ord to this effect before president
Wilson and Fuel Administrator Gar
fleld.?'
Washington was confined with ru
mors last night as to the Presidenta
probable action.
The issuance of the Garfleld order,
denying breweries any fuel after their
present stock of manufactured malt
was consumed, came after approval
by the President.
Prohibit!?? Atswit
"Prohibition Is assured," said the
Rev. E. C. Din ?riddle, national legis
lative superintendent of the Anti-Sa
loon League.
"With our twenty-eight dry State?
to ratify the national prohibition
amendment to the Constitution, all
oonttnitt, ??Gt???
WALLOWING IN IT
WILSON SENDS
YETO OF $2.40
WHEAT PRICES
President Wllaon'a promised veto
of the Agricultural Appropriation
bill fixing the minimum prie? of
wheat at 12.40 waa ?ent to the
Houae yesterday. Attempt- to s?
cure immediate consideration of the
message with a view to having tbe
House recede from the amendment
were blocked by the absence of a
quorum, only 209 members respond
ing to tbelr names.
Chairman Lever, of the Commit
tee on Agriculture, hopes to be able
to secure a majority today in favor
of suatsinlng the veto. What the
Senate will do Is problematical, al
though it is believed it will also vote
to accept the President's view. A
strong majority in the Senate has
been holding out for a higher price
than that fixed by the Food Admin
istration, which la 12.20. The 12.40
amendment waa adopted In the
House by the vote of 150 to 10?.
?Jterehnaaea Overgowlaa.
The President's reasons for veto
ing the bill are that the price fixed
last year has had the effect of
stimulating production to such an
extent that the storehouses will be
overflowing;, and that a further In
crease In the price will raise the
cost of flour and seriously Interfere
with the purchase of the allies. An
Increase In the cost of living and
a corresponding Increase In wages
paid for labor, th? President says,
would also result from a higher
wheat price.
The President praise* the farmer?
of the country for responding to th?
appeal to plant larger crop? and say?
they are playing "a most admirable
and gratifying part In the mobilisa
tion of the full resources of th? coun
try."
The President's veto sustain? Food
Administrator Hoover, who haa been
opposed to having Congres? Interfere
with the regulation? Issued by his
administration. Secretary of Agri
culture Houaton also advised th?
President that the measure should
not be given approval.
Text ef the Mresage.
TVie veto message follows:
"To the House of Representatives:
"I regret to return without my sig
nature so Important a measure aa
H. B. 90S4, entitled 'An at* making
appropriation? for tbe Department of
Agriculture for tb? fiscal year ending
June 10, 1111, but I feel constrained
to do so becau?? of my v.ry earnest
dissent from the point of view of
principle as well ms of wise ex
pediency from the provisions of that
pan of section 14, which prescribe? a
uniform minimum price for No. 2
Northern ?pring wheat at 12.4? per
bushel.
"I dissent upon principi? beca?a?
I believe that such Inelastic legis
lative price provisions are lnsuacepti
ble of being administered In a way
that will be advantageous either to
the producer or to the consumer,..es
tablishing ae they do arbitrary level?
which are quite Independent of tbe
*x>i<*ri?*<i_> cmTpac? roc?.
MOVE TO DRAFT BRITISH.
Last Opportunity for Registrants to
Join Own Army.
British and Canadian registrants In
tbe United States are given a last op
portunity of offering ther?selve* for
sa?ice in their own armies before
anally becoming liable to compulsory'
service under draft in this country.
An appeal to the?? men to avail them
selves of this opportunity Is made by
the British and Canadian Recruiting
Mission in this statement Issued last
night:
"In view of the Senate's approval of ,
the recruiting convention lietween the ?
United etstes and Great Britain, an
Important order has been telegraph
ed today to all local boards through
out the country by Gen. Crowder, the
provost marshal general.
"Shortly, thl? order provide? that.
till further notice, local board? ?hall
put or. one side all registration cards ',
telatine to British subjects, whether
classified or unclassified, and shall
auspend the Induction of British sub
jects into the United State? array.
?While thl? order is In force, all
British registrants may be voluntarily
enlisted for the British or Cano.il?.n
army. Precautions have been pro
vided, to prevent the enlistment of
American cltixena'*
RUMELY OFFERS FACTS.
In vestigatlon of the New York
Evening Mall and Dr. Edward A.
Rumeley may be made by the Senate
Judiciary Committee. A ?uh-com
mlttee will make a determination upon
the matter at a meeting today.
Yesterday Dr. Rumeley telegraphed
Senator King of the committee that
he would waive Immunity and would
willingly place before the body all the
fact? he had at his disposal. Dr.
Rumeley said In hts telegram that he
understood the Senator had proposed
an Investigation, but the Senator said
thia waa Incorrect.
Benator King Is chairman of th?
sub-committee which investigated the
German-American Alliance, and to
which the resolution barring foreign
language newspaper? from the malli
j ha? been referred.
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HUNS REPORT
38 ?. S. MEN
AS PRISONERS
The War Department last night sn
nounced a list of 31 American prison
er? of war m Germany.
The list Is reported by the Royal
Prussian War Ministry, Central In
formation Bureau, and wa? forwarded
to the American Legation at Berne by
the Royal Spanish Embassy at Berlin:
Camp Darmstadt.
Homer Akers. private, Norwood,
l?a : Edward Bennett, private, Harrls
burg. III.: Arsene Gergeron private.
Turner Falls. Mass.: Frank Bret
schnelder. private. Chicago, 111.-. Fil
Hpo Daniels, private, Lynn, Mass.:
Russell Dodson, first-class private.
Vlnton-Dale. Cambria County. Pa.:
Edward J. Doherty, first-class private.
Newton Center, Mass.; Owen Dough
erty, first-class private. Eddystone.
Pa. : Melville S. Harger, private, Battle
("?reek. Mich. : Carl Hoist, private. Alls
ton, Mass.; George Korman, first-class
private, Newark, N. J.; Aleksander
Kraukusseski. private, Schenectady.
N. T.; Jeremiah Lehane, private. New
York City; Wilfred Marqules, private.
FM] River, Mass.; Roy R. Msson. pri
vste. Gainesville, Fla.; Patrick F.
Meehan, corporal, Springfield. Mass:
Frank John Meyer, private, Reading.
Ohio: James N. Muldoen, Brighton.
Mass.
Private CIaren<-e Edward Newton,
Cincinnati. Ohio: Private Emmlt John
Proeser. Minneapolis, Kan?; Privat?
James Puntillo. Newark. N. J.: Pri
vate Carmenlle Puopolo, Avan. Maes. ;
Private Rocco Summ?. Woodberry,
Conn.: Private Harry Svltak. *?hlla
delphla. Pa.: Private William ? C.
Sweeny, 8. Boston, Mesa; Sergt.
Robert Walker. Jersey City, N. J.:
Private David L. Watklns. Sonora.
Ky.; Corp. Lee H. Whltehead, Jeffrey,
Ky.
Casa? Bad ??oer.
Sub Lieut. Harold Willis. Paris.
Camp Heidelberg.
Second Lieut. A. Enea? Mackensle,
Portland, Ore.
Camp Mmhertr.
Private Fred Hickman, Loogootee,
Ind.
Caaes? La??rnoslos?.
First Lieut Julien ?. Dow, Neoga.
Ill ; Lieut. Frank K. Miller, Madera.
Pa.; First Lieut Samuel Miller, I-ake
vllle, Pa
rome KarUrahe.
First Lieut James Frank Crawford.
Warsaw, N. T.: ?Lieut Louts M.
Edens, Cai-tool. Mo.; Lieut Aviator
John Joseph Merdlth, Philadelphia.
Pa.; ?First Lieut Morris Snowden
Redmond, Pittsburgh, Pa.
* American Minister at Berne states
has hgut reported transferred to camp
atyUAtten,
Fttrnstere Scare? at Genua***.
Stockholm. July ?.-The furniture
"famine" Is becoming ?larmlni In
Germany. Price? for second-hand
furniture ha?re doubled. Restrictions
upon ?ales hsve been placed by Bev
enti municipalities, and, in many
eases. advertlt-einent? hav? been
bidden.
?M
HUN WAR HEADS
KNOW VICTORY
WAITS ON TIME
Unattainable in 1918, They
Face Hungry Winter for
Weary People.
PI?P?\RENATCONF<)R.T
Kuehlmann Debacle to Put
"Out-and-Outer" in For
eign Portfolio.
London. July 11.?Germany*? mili
tary mastsr? realise that the war
cannot ha won thl? year. They are
?ettllng down to th? grim busi
ness of "training" the people at
home for a Bfth war winter. They
are entrenching for de fense ?gslnst
th? fiercest offensive yet launched
In thi? war: Tbe drive of starving,
freestng, war-weary people.
That, and nothing else, is the an
swer to the von Hintze pussle, sil
well Informed observers here agreed
tonight. That alone explains, they
believe, why at this Juncture sn
arch-miltta rlst. and out-and-out
"bitter ender." Is flaunted in the
face of the world aa successor to
th? gentle Kuehlmann ?? secretary
of ?tate for foreign affaira
With a batch of great map vic
tories, yet without a semblsnce ? f
a decision In the West; with the
trsns-Atlantle tide of freah Ameri
can troops rising, rising, rising; snd
with every peace offensive shatter
ed la the making only ?Me cour??
remained open: a brazen unmasking.
Re V* eaknesse Haw.
Th? ?lightest ?how of weakness? at
th?? ?tag? in' me turnt the sword wor
?T-rr?e? ?Quid unchain the- lurk?ir
tiger of rebellion at home ?nd fes
tste defiantly growing lion ootside: the
aille? war will.
So the velvety camoufla?? that
looked like the Invitation "Shake:"
aaa torn oft and the mailed fist wa?
thrust out in ?II It? ugly bluff ?nd
defiance, addressed not?? to the folk*
at home ?nd abroad.
Thua cam? to be appointed as for
eign minister one of the most acoom
plished International thug? gilded by
the glitter of aa admiral's uniform.
He, however, Is?if Indications tell
the futur? correctly?only the first of
a serie? of Junkenst pillars that ?re
to bold the house of Hohensollern
?then tbe holocaust breaks
Every remaining "weakling" or
doubter I? to be chopped off, ?ad the
seml-clvlllan government 1? to be con
verted Into an out-and-out military?
or, militarist, at least?cabinet, with
I?tdendorff openly at the head as
mlltary director, ruling with blood and
Iron at home, and keeping up the
neck or nothing race against fate
upon the battlefield.
Caattan ?xerelaed.
But, le?t the troublesome socialist?
"butt In" during the arduous period
of transition from camouflaged mili
tary despotism to act??J military
tyranny, caution Is being exercised
at Berlin not to let the proverbial cat
out of the bag. Thus the imperial
chancellor. Count von Hertllng. deem
ed this a proper moment to say that
Germany ls ready to consider "sin
cere peace proposals" with tbe usual
dressing of "Ifs" and "however?"
In the meantime. Dr. Richard von
Kuehlmann, who paid with his offi
cial head for a few timid words of
truth. Is going to Switzerland "for a
long vacation." There, also on a long
vacation. Is his former chief at _on
don. Prince ?Ichnowsky.
Kuehlmann'? parting thruat to cor
respondent? at Berlin waa:
????trk ot H * II.**
"I ?hall be glad to get a bit of freah
air. I am ?lek of it all."
Whether he placed ?ome emphasis
on the word "fresh," or whether he
choose to sav? what he ha? to ?ay
for interesting memoirs like Lich
nowsky's. ls not told In the dispstch.
In hts statement regarding the
willingness of the German political
and military leader? to listen to
sincere peec? propos?!?." von Hert
llng reiterated the ?seertlon that
"th? recent speeches of President
Wilson snd Foreign Secretary Bal?
four. plainly indicating that our
enemiea will la to destroy her, force
Germany to continue the atruggle.'
The Chancellor alao made a pain
ful attempt to "explain" von Kuehl
mann's dismissal a? not being cauaed
by resi difference? of opinion, but
by th? revelation of matter? that
should not hav? been eald publicly.
If Hertllng*? "explanation" were
to be taken on Its face value, ob
servers point out, then what Kuehl
mann said was true, aad there Is no
"difference of opinion'* regarding It
truth, but the crime wa? tailing It In
the Reichstsg.
Nnrsei Steal Ration.
Amsterdam, July I??Two Au?
traln Red Cros? nurse?, who h?d
been breadles? for weeks ?tole
some of the ration? 'of patient? In
the hospital to which -tary were at
tached In Kirchendorf. They were
sentenced to prison. Military au
thorltles hsve been Informed tbe
hospltsl will hsve to cloee unleee
the Red Cro?? nurses ar? able to
procure food.
Jap Privet to Go AJsroai
Tokyo. July _?A departure in the
movimenta of th? Imperial family
is likely. Tfce crown prince, who
wa? IT last April, and who 1? a sub
?t In HflCa?nese navy, may
? Europe. Kb a movement, Ja
d?a* would have aa
__ their country?
ndlng.
1
Australia Has Monroe
Doctrine to Bar Hans
In Pacific, Says Hugh?
London. July 11.-An Auetra
lian "Mooros DtMtrln?" la tbe
Southern Pacifie was <*KMlai*ed
by W. M. Huchea, premiar af
Australi?, In an addree? be
fore tbe Pilgrim?? Club yes
terday.
I stand eoramltted to an
Australian 'Monroe Doctrine' la
the Southern Pacific" said Pre
mier Hughes. "Australi? dare
not aaeent to tbe return to
Oermany of her former poe
sesslons la th? Pacific, be
cause German control ef those
Island? would mean German
control of Australia.
"America. New Zealand ?nd
Australia have common Inter
ests In the Psriflc That ?vean
is going to be the scene of
International complications and
racial problems unless the ??so
ples tn control are peoples with
great ideal?. Othertrl?e It trill
be the ?cene of sn even great
er war than now rages."
PROFITEERING
RAISES DEMAND
FOR QUICK HELP
Workers' Homes BuikKng
to Begin in Two Weeks,
Says Eidlitz.
The thousands of new residents
of Washington, brought here by
war work, were promised relief
from tbe profiteering ef leirdtord?
aad boarding keeper? of th? city
> ?wtetrttey. when anwouncatmet-it was
msd? at the office of Otto M Eid
Iits th?t work on th? first of tbe
Bear government bousing building?
would be begun In two weeks
Although work on the plane ter
the three etructuree to be erected
by the government was begun, it
wa? said. Immediately upon pas
sage by Congress on May II <?f the
110.000.000 homing eppropristlon
bill, and 110.000.000 of thia fund
for bousing work in th? District
wa? turned over to th? Department
! of Labor by Pre?ident Wil?on on
: June II. work h?s not yet begun
?on construction.
Deipite the delay In beginning
I work, tt waa said ?t the office of
'Mr. Eldlits thst satisfactory prog
1 re?? has been made. No erplene
i tlon I? alven as to why th? work
? Is not already under way. Concret?
] hornea for ?hip workers already
1 have been constructed by the bun
j dreds throughout the rountrv un
der the fund appropriated by Con
' gres?. Score? of houses sre being
? finished dally at the shipyard!
I around Philadelphia and In other
! sections of the country.
? Plans for Washington? governmenl
?housing buildings have not yet been
I contpleted by tbe architects.
These As? te be Balli.
The I'nion station dormitory is tc
be commenced In two weeks, and the
home? for navyyard worker? In there
weeks. Work on the second dormi
tory at Fifteenth and ? streets north
jwest for girls. Is to begin on the
first of August. Thl? operation li
j delayed beca??? of tenants now Uv
ling In the properties who roust be al
lowed thirty days* notice.
No explanation Is forthcoming froir
the office of Otto M. Eidilts as to wh>
the work Is not already under way.
Thousands of girls and men ir
Waahington are lust holding on unti!
the new bouse? of residence are com
pleted, according to Mr*. L. H
Boggs, who ha? helped hundreds ol
newcomers In Washington to find
rooms. Mrs. Boggs Is president ol
the Wilson Union, and connect?e
with many other organisations.
Girls Ias?ri>st aa ??Idler?.
"It is quite as Important to preperl)
house, feed and protect the mother:
I of our next generation, as It Is u
look after our boy? at the front." sai?.
Mrs. Roger? yesterday, at her bom?
In the Rocktngham apartments
"There are not sufficient comfort
able accommodation? for the stri?
The food* In Insufficient and the cosi
? of room and board plus carfare leave.
a girl with practically no mone?
\ whstsoever far clothing. The girti
do not wish to go home, snd confesi
! defeat after they have pulled ui
1 stake? and oonte here, *but what cai
I they dor aaked Mrs. Bogg?
? "Food Is so high thst hundred? o
j th? war worker? are hungry. On
I woman whose huaband haa a Kovern
! ment poeltlon here ?aid to me tua
I yesterday. 'My husband asks me ?
! morning why I don't come to breal
| fast and I ?ay I am too busy Thi
truth I? there la not enough, am
when he and the children are ihiwugh
ther? I? nothing left'
Mothers Are Aaitao?.
"Congre??men heve told me tba
they had received dosens of lettori
from mother? In their home town
who asked why conditions In Wash
lngtoB were not espial ned.
"Why did you let me send m;
daughter to Washington under thi
conditions there T*' they write. Thi
truth le that the ongreasreen do no
know. They went from their office,
to their bornee, and had no oppor
tunlty to learn of th? hardahlp? I.
hou?lng and reaturanta.
The ?olutlon. ?ceordlns; to Mr?
Boggs. is the National Federatloi
of Federal Employes. This group o
Interested worker? can brin?; abus?
to th? notice of Conartstts.
A central clubhou?? under sud
TOiiTDic? osTrAtm laaaa.
BERAT FALLS IN
HANDS OF
ALUES 1
Drive of Vktoriou? Franco
Italian Troops in Alban
ian Hills Continues.
MOUNTAIN COUNTRY
NO UTOP TO VICTORS
Austrian Annies, Seriously
Threatened May With
draw On Large Front.
FRENCH GAIN GROUND
ON AISNE AND MARNI
James H. Vaughan. Washinfto?
Boy, Aviator, Name? at Kill
ed in Action July 2.
,
Paris. July 12?AttaeJckig
on the southern part of th*
battle field created by tbe Ger
man Marc], drive oo A-iiieaa.
'the French this morning ad
vanced on a front of nearly
three miles and captured the
village of Cartel and Auchin
Farm, as well as a series of
strongly organized defense
vvorks. --?-.
More than 500 prisoit?*?*?
were taken, tonight's war office .
communique states. The Poilus
penetrated the German posi
tions to a depth of more than
one and a ?quarter miles.
While direct olfictal confirma
tion from Rome of trie fall of
; Berat, the great Austrian base ia
I Albania, is still outstan?ng. ?Jis
j patches to the Italian Embassy ia
I Washington leave no doubt that
the town, which had been almost
completely surrounded at last a?
i counts from Paris and Rome
; the France-Italian forces in their
victorious northward rush along
the eighty m_es front between
Lake Ochride and the Adriatic.
MOVEMENT PROGRESSES.
Owing to the difficulty of the
mountain terain in which the
Albanian fighting has been taking
place, the multifarious natural ob
stacles seriously impeding the ex
tension of lines of communication,
a short pause in the headlnog ad
vance of the French and tlalian
forces was to be expected.
The forward movement appears,
however, to be progressing accord
ing to schedule and the Austrian?,
unless suddenly backed up by
strong reinforcements, will be com
pelled to retire almost -5 miles to
the north of their original posi
tions, to the line of the River
Skumbi.
The next immediate objective of
the allies is the important city
of Elbasan, even more important
as a base and more powerfully
protected by natural defense posi
tions than Berat Already, accord
ing to the Italian Embassy's in
formation, the Austrians have
drawn back their lines north of
the Semni River. The booty tak
en from the retreating Hapsbi-'k?
forces is described as considerable.
rrrmeh Gau? la W ?a?.
On Um West front th? Kreuch
?cored new gains in their ?ggrrssiv?
operation between tbe Alan? ?no
Marne rivera. For some <?)? the
Oermana havs been forced In thl?
area to yield atta? by ?tati. Import? nt
partions for which they Paid a higa
price during their strive In the direc
tion of Parla. The day netted the
Frencn the village or ??t>??*???'
the ?estera edge of the G or?? ef
Vlllers-<Votter?t?. The Poilus ?lav oc
cupied Javag? Fan?.
Only raid? and manor ?nterpr???
wer? reported tram th* Brit?h fron?
Hair'? troop? ?kin? prtaonere s
imp?s_g their poeltlona.
W?t-hgton Aviator R>
ported Kille- in Acti a.
Paris. Jaly th?ltmrt H Veitgt? ?
(or Baughen) ?f WaaMagt' ?. D. ??
??*?t_.??_> on rae? rrtuMMh

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