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FROST FEEDS THE FIGHTERS Has Plenty of Good Things to Give Soldiers, But Nothing to Sell. Mr C. C LTOW. (Washington Herald Staff Correspond ?at With Gen. Pershlng? Army.) With th? American Army on ?he Somme. July li?The American Red Croas la giving our fighting men m Frane? more than 100 cent? worth of Joy aad pleasure with every dollar contributed by the folk? back home t. the Red Cross war fund. The other day I had a letter from America which aaked: ?What la the Red Croea daring with tb? million? of dollars it haa collected In America*-" Tbe war activities of the Red Oro* - doubtlese bave often been enumerate?! In America Ha work of supplying ttv hospltals with medicines and supplies. It? feeding ?nd caring for hundreds ot thousand? of refugees. Ita work ?none the civilian population? In tba allied co-milI??. Ita reconstruction work in the devastated areas, etc. What the Red Cross ?loe? tor tbe fighting men?tbe men actually In the line?should. In Itself, appeal to ev ery relative and friend of an American soldier. Mew isethlaa to ?eU. The Red Cross ts the only organlsa ti?an working with the army that sells nothing. Money can't buy even a package of cigarettes from the Red Cros?. Yet It haa thousand? of dollar? worth of cigarette? that it give? away for the aaklng. The Red Croe? maintains a system of free canteens immediately back of the firing linee, and from these bases It ?ende to the men In the trenches cigarette?, tobacco, newspapers, writ ing material, figs, dates, nuts, sugar ed doughnuts, hot chocolate and cof fee, and sandwiches. I spent a day recently In one of these free canteens within a mile or so from the battle line. That night a captain came in and said to George D. Sexton, of Pitts burgh, who was In charge: "Can I buy ??? franc?' worth of cigarette?? My men haven't a pack age among them and they're crazy for smokes." ?'No. you can't buy one franc's worth." said Sexton, good-naturedly. "How many men have you?" The captain said there were a few more than 200. "I can give you all the smokes you teed, captain, but tl.OOO can't buv one package from the Red Cross," said Sexton. When the ceptain and a couple of his orderlies left to go back to the front they looked like a lot of walk ing Christmas trees, loaded down with presents. They had bundles of every thing the Red Cross had on hand, and the captain was told that if he would send the orderlies back later there would be cans of hot chocolate and boxes of sandwiches to take up tn the men. "The Red Cross idea.?* said Sexton. 'Is that nothing is too good for the boys who are risking their live? for the folk? hack home ? ho contributed to the K<-d Cross fund." MIIHam? far Medlelaseaa. The Red Croas system of free can teen? applies only to the ?nea ia the fighting line. Hack In ti.e reserve and rest camp? their needs are supplied by tbe Y. M. C. ?.. which, however, charges for Its wares about the ?ame prices the men would pay at home. One would suppose that the United States government was rich enough to equip Its own hospitals and buy Its own medicines, but the Red Cross ha? spent millions of dollar? for theee things. The Idea I? that there Is too much -rod tape about government parchases, and very often a hospital can't wait ?lays or weeks or even months for material to reach It through govern ment channels. So the head of the hospital will telegraph or telephone his needs to the headquarters of the Red Croes, and the chances are the stuff will be on the way to th? hospital within an hour. There is no such thing as red tape In the Red Cross. It has the money and the goods, and It delivers In stantly without first .?ending out an expert charity worker to see If the man would really die If ba ?didn't get the medicine he asked for. The men and women connected with the Red Cros? in France were picked for their sterling integrity, and when they send In a hurry-up call for supplies, the higher-ups have so much confidence In their good Judgment that they don't stop to investigate or ask questions. MotorcyeKst Hart, Coffidbf. While riding a motorcycle at Penn sylvania Avenue and East Executive Avenue about noon yesterday Garrett <}uinn. M year old boy. residing at ?1?7 l'eorgia Avenue northwest, collide?! with s horse-dravrn vehicle. He was hurt ?bout the legs asd taken to Kmer-gency Hospital In the ambu lance. HI.? Injun?.? ?G? not serious. LIFT OFF CORNS! Af-aly few drops rilen lift sore, todefcy cores of with fiater?. Doesn't hurt a bit! Drop a little ' Freesone on an aching corn. In stantly that corn atop? hurting, then you lift It right ont. Tee, magic! ? Uay botti? of Freesone costs bot a few cent? at any drug ?tor?, but 1? ?ufllclent to remove ?very hard corn, ?oft corn, or corn be tween the toe?, aad tb? calluses, without serenes? or irritation. FTeeson? 1? th? sensational dis covery of a Cincinnati geni??. It ?a wonderful. Refitting U. S. Men for Trenches American soldiers in Am?llaaa Red ?a*??? Huspftal No. 2, I\u < Skilled medical attention, lied Crtaaa nursing ?- n?l good food have made them about ready to go back. Recreation and amusement provided by the Red Cross will top off the cure. Those who could not Imagine a soldier In a dressing gown-can se? whit these Red Cross comforts mean to our boys. FRENCH MAKE NEW GAINS NEAR AISNE, CROSSING SAVIERES COM?sUS? t'itoli G??- O.Nt. in the last forty-eight hours, but the Italians quickly pinned the enemy down when a major attack devel oped on the slopes of Monte Corone. The Austria!?, advancing In fanllke formation, made a serious attempt to regain the crest of the height. They were driven back by cold steel, the Rome War office announces. Austrian reconnoitering actions of a more than average ?cale are reported from the Venetian Alps. Quiet on British Front Qn the British front things wer? generally quiet though Hai?'? trooi? again took prisoners in successful raids at various points. A pause has set in on the Albanian theater, the Franco-Italian troops be ing busily engaged consolidating their sain? and establishing cot?nunica iiona over the difficult hilly terrain across which they have driven the Austrians in the direct?in of the ?kumbi River. The fall of Berat haa not yet been officially confirmed In the Rom? dis patches. Altogether the Itali?is took 1.800 prisoners including 61 officers. The opposing forces have establish?..! battle contact to the north of the Semai? River, and a resumption of large-scale fighting is expected mo mentarily. The Paris correspondent of Unlvet sal Service reports a general expecta tion by the French experts of the new German drive now almost over due. Herman airplanes are conspicuous by their absence, usually a sign jf concentration for a big battle. Some 130 German divisions are be lieved to be now in line on the west front between Switzerland and the sea, and Ludendorff 1? supposed to hav? about' eighty divisione In re serva including 35 really fresh di visions. There ls a belief In some quarters that Ludendorff ls again waiting for the full moon which helped him so materially In the March offensiv?. Northern winds also would aid th? opening of an offensive, for they are a most ef fective ally of poison gas. Blow Now Means Hun End Says London Daily. London. July 13.?The Evenin ; News prints an editorial on Its EralI page tonight commenting on the al lies* supremacy in the air which the paper says should enable th? allies to dupllcste the German trick of tindintr a weak spot in the enemy's front. "There ar? symptoms,'* say? the Evening News "such as the Aus trian defeat, the delay In the re sumption of the Paris offensive and the tone of the Reichbach debate which suggest that a strong blow at Germany? weak place at this juncture might precipitate the end. Germany's weakness in the air is our opportunity." Germans Admit Taking of Castel Village. Berlin, via London. July 13.?Cap tur? by the French of the village of Caster and the Anchln Rarm on the Plcardy front wa? ?dmltted by th? war office in It? official statement today. Repulse of frequent British thrusts southwest of Ballleul In Flanders aleo was reported. The statement tell.? of renewed fighting In the middle Vosges near Hartmannswellerkopf. Americans are holding part of the Une near Hart mai?wellerkopf. Berlin Claims 468 Planes Downed in June. Berlin, via London, July 13.?The war office In a statement announces that *w allieti airplanes and <_ bal loon? wer? shot down by the Ger mans In June. German losses were given* as 163 airplanes and SI bal loons. _ Only an Iron Safe and Few Cases of Provisions Carried Off by This Thief The man who stole a redhot stove holds the record for audacity, ?o It 1? claimed, but the return? ?re not yet all In. He Is threatened with losing hi? laurel?. Early yesterday morning aome thief stole what Is ?leacribed a? a medium-sited Iron safe from the Sanitary Grocery Company? store at Eleventh ?nd Kenyon street? northwest, in which there was ?86.06. Moreover, the miscreants got away with ?0 worth of thrift stamps, ? caa? of smoked ham?, 10 pound? of butter. M pound? of migar, a case of aalmon and half a barrel of flour, and now the police are on the lookout for some enterprising individu?] who contemplates starting a smaU-?ired grocery stora on his own account? and that of his victims. > W. C. McCllntic, manager ef the robbed establishment, who reported tha mattar to tha police, ?tsted that an entrance waa effected through rear door. HARE AND WAGON STOLEN. Walter Smith. 1_4 Corcoran street northwe-t. reported to the police that ?bout ( o'clock last night a bay mare aad delivery wagon with about ?TOO worth of groceries, had been stolen from Tenth street and Louisiana ave nu? northwest MARSEILLAISE TO BE SUNG AND TRICOLOR TO BE FLOWN TODAY CONTINCED FBOX PAGE ONE joined In the common purpose not only of maintaining liberty for them selves, but are unalterably resolved to win liberty for all mankind. The keynote of the day haa been sounded by the Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, thus: "Comrades at the beginning of their democratic careers, France and the I nlted State? are again brothers In arms In democracy's defense. Our present Bastile has yet to fall; but the spirit of 1776 and of 1789. aflame today in the hearts of both armies and peo ples, insures that it la fast nearing its doom. And when it topples theie will be established a new historic late marking the liberation not of a people only, but of mankind, an anniversary in the commemoration of which ?II free nations will delight to Join. A message from the President will be read at the meeting on the Ellipse this afternoon. Thl? meet ing, which will be held jointly by th? patriotic societies of the Dis trict, the Four Minute Men of the Committee of Public Information and the church co-operation com mittee of the War Camp Community Service, will be at 4:45 o'clock. If the weather is unfavorable the meeting will be transferred to the National Theater. *?!. de Billy te Speak. M. de Billy, of the French High Commission, has been invited to speak for France. Senator J. Ham ilton Lewi? will speak for the United States and Commissioner Brownlow will speak for the city of Washing ton. Secretary Daniels, who was to have spoken here, will speak at I the New Tork celebration. Resolutions have been prepared I by the Four Minute Men that will ; - b? read at this m??tlng aad at other? throughout the United State? Th? Marine Band will play and the atidlenoe will sing the Marseillaise and The Star Spangled Banner. ? spaoe will be reserved for all French people who wish to attend, and they will be treated as special guests. At noon today twenty-one salutes will be fired to the Republic of France, In the Navy Yard, by order of the Navy Department. All ships will be dressed at the Navy Yard and at all naval stations. Hundred? of communities through-. out th? United Statfa have volun tarily made preparatlona to cele brate thi? day. The whole Idea seems to have been spontaneous, ?s call? have come In for speakers from more than sixty town? There ha? been no official suggestion that thia be done. ? Yesterday the President ordered that tbe French flag be flown from all government buildings. Today pastor? of many churches throughout the city have announced their lntentl?jn to eulogise the French nation in therr sermons, and some so i lette? ?re to h?ve picnics in honor of the day. Today'? Program. The program for the Ellipse cele bration follows: Music by the Marine Band. Singing. "America." "Battle Hymn ?>f the Republic." Reading of Congressional Resolu tion?Dr. Wilfley, chairman. Overture from "Robespierre"?The .Marine Band. Prayer?Dr. Forest J. Prettyman, chaplain of the Seriate. The President's Message?Commis sioner Brownlow. Poem?"The Sacrament. July 14," by Lotus P. Anspachor? Keud by W. C. Nicholson, representing National Com mittee of Patriotic Societies. Message to the French People from America?Read by William Mather Lewis, representing the Four-Minute Men. (This message is being read by .-??.??m Four-Minute Men and ministers In the United States and adopted by their audiences.) Address by J. Hamilton I.ewl.-. Sen ator from Illinois. Address by M. Eduoard de Billy, of the French High Commission. The Marseillaise. The Star Spangled Banner. MOTORCYCLIST'S LEG BROKEN IN COLLISION Arthur Simpson, of ?an C! street southeast, had his left leg broken as the result of a collision which oc curred between the motorcycle he was riding and nn automobile, yes terday afternoon. He was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital. The accident ocurred on ? street between Fourth and Fifth streets northwest. Simpson, whose age is 20. was riding with Coree F. Crow thers, of 606 G street southeast. The auto with which the motorcycle col lided wa? driven by Edward Dolg. 165 G ?treet northwest. DIES WITHOUT ATTENDANCE. Msry Harri.spn, colored. 30 year? old, died without medical attention early yesterday morning at the resi dence of her daughter. Elisa Paul, Church and Thoma? streets, Stanton town, D. C. where she had been liv ing. Coroner Nevitt was notified, but de cided to hold no Inquest, a? Dr. Bur well, who had treated the aged wo man two week? apro, for heart com plaint, stated that her death was due to natural cause?. Look for It dailv?"Today's car toonet" by Satterfleld?on page li main new ?ectlon today. PROFITEERING STIRS WORKERS' REVOLT SPIRIT OOMTIKCB- 1-OM P_Q_ ON?. no profit, but it must corn? ont evsn. Each day it serves seven or eight hundred men In th? serrtoe. Tb? number on Saturday ?nd -und?y usually runs up to fifteen hundred. The placa la run on th? ?.??tarla plan and tba women who aarva tha food from tha counter ara volunteer helper?. There are fifteen or twenty of them each day, and they pay tar their own meals. Chi the other hand, a dormitory of forty baria la kept opep at a charge af 36 canta a night per man and thl? doe? not pay ax? penaea. but la kept up by tha res taurant. There are In the restaurant fourteen paid helpers. Janitors, dishwasher?, and Ilk? worker?. The food purchased Is the east obtainable and no special favors are received except the best food at lowest prices possible. I?irg? portions, several time? larger than these of the other restaurant? ara served. The prices given below ar? those of yesterday. In th? second list probably aome of the pries?? ar? raised since that. ?? a pencil mark ?nd an addition of five cent? usually greets the ey? of the patron. The Pri.??.. No ?treflt Profiteer. Ham and eggs. SO 40 Roast pork . IS I Roast prime rib beef. IS U Steak, beat quality.. ? to S So Mashed potatoes . US 11 Imi IS Lima beans . 06 15 Tomato salsd . 10 ? Berries . OS IS Cantaloupe . 10 IS Tapioca pudding . OS IS Peaches and cream. 10 20 Coffe*. . OS 111 Chocolate . 05 10 Ices] tea . OS If Cake . 06 10 The fisa Inrrraae. . The $120 increase In Federal Kmployi a' salary will' be taken up at the meeting of the Federation of Federal Employes' todsy st S p. rn. ?t th? Masonic Temple, New Tork ?venue and Thirteenth streets north west. This Increase goe? automatically to employe? taken on the fore? before July, 191?, but la receclved by those tsken later only by recommendation of their superiors In office. Run Over by Truck, But Not Badly Hurt Mrs. Margsret Loffler, SI. of 7_ Second atreet northwest, ws? run ovar last nisht on Second street between Massachusetts svenue ?nd H street northwest, by an auto truck belonging : to Jame? Head of the Center; Market ' and wa? taken to Emergency Hospital ? In the ambulance. 8he I? not hurt I seriously. William Powers, 121? Delaware ave nue southwest, driver of the truck, was arrested. No Advance in Pri? N1 EURALGIA For quick results rub the Forehead ?a and Temple? with 25c?50c?$1.00 POLICE RAID ?ALLEGED HAND-BOOK MAKERS - Maj. Panama lad a ?quad of city d?tectlv?M at 1 o'clock yesterday af ternoon when th? cigar ?tor? with bowling alloy? attaatted of Frank 4M T-mth ?treet. aorth wesC was raided tor hand-book lag oa the races aad tea fro-jnenur? of th? place gathered ta. Of tima? art-eat???, th? propii-rtor of th? place to tha oaly on? nbarps? wtth viola tloa of tow, taw other? b? lng baM aa wltaassia Oaly two hav? thaa far ?howa a dlt-poaltlon to admit that they ware muas , McCormaC? ?1?bll?bm??aU aad tb? Tb? patto? elate arvtwal char?? ar? peadlag ag-aiaat MuOsimaa \? wae arrtwted ?bout a moath age ft a similar offeaa?. but HiiHl oa legal taachalcaJlty. It waa aald at di tectlv? G SALE OF SUMMER WEARABLES A remarkable offering of ?mart, new cummer merchandise? at price redaction? that should fill the store to overflowing thi? week. SALE OF DRESSES A wonderfully attractive showing of Taffeta? Georgette, Crepe de Chine and Satin Dresses, only. $12.90 SALE of WAISTS Crepe de Chine and Georgette Waists, in all colors. Absolutely the best value? in Washington. $2.98 Sale of Wash Skirts ?Announcing the most excep tional sale of Wash Skirts the season has yet offered; Reps, P. K. and Gabardines, mostly white, at? 69 c, $1.69, $2.98 ?? THIS COUPON Brought to the store Monday will se- CQr cure for you one of those famous Sigmund Waists at O?/C Beaatifhl sso?tk; al taxe?. Tkk t^apoa aad SSc Monday oar,. SIGMUND'Q 736 7TH STREET N. W. ^^ Summer Hats, Choke, Mc. TOTO PAN?M? H??? for ?port aad ?traat wear, arrm? trim mail wirh ?r?rt tarad?. Sparlai at a?. JAVA HATS POR -ISRE8; shown fai new ne?It? ?hs,., with perirli ciirl hand? F?ceptioc?l nl?? ?t SSe. READT TO WEAR HATS mad. of Mnnet t?id: finish?.! ?it? ?aa?ted rr.lorni rstrtda. Unitsuslly loar prie? ?t ?c Bar nia 1????nt. TUO? SHOPPING ?W_\B. CEmWSU .ALAIS It?YAL Da_-RA_U__ *3?????? - ___B__I_?->__i Bl??CIA? ?ALB OF ROMEIT. Be trote Coman Hia? a? Wen??? ???nini aa U st?ta. Hack, sraj, as? tas: a-ra, ?_ a? IS. aaUl ?a Mac? aw w__ . Min a?aas_ af a Baa?. ?? Or I pair I? 1? Kir? auk ?kit? aad a sanatr a?* was*? ?tas Bisa. ? tt Uh ermi e?. Summer Apparel Week! $100,000 Worth of Brand-New Summertime Clothes. In an Economy Sale of Importance. Assuring Style, Quality and Ultimate Satisfaction at a Worth-while Saving in Price. Basement Sale of Over 900 New Silk Dresses Such an event as this, offering a large and varied assortment of stylish suit dresses, will be eagerly taken advantage of by many thrifty women and misses. Special at $9.85, $12.50, $14.98 and $17.98 Wonderful Variety of Handsome Models for Women and Misses Smart New Silk Dresses Specially Priced, $9.85 Choice of an attractive assortment of dresses of taffeta, satin and all-silk poplins. Shown In stylish models in normsi waist lines'or high-waist effects; some have ?3eorgette sleeve? and collare, othera with touch?e of embroidery or trimmed with buttona. All theae dresses are new, fresh, up-to-the mtnute styles. Colors are mostly navy and black, with a feu taupe, brown and Copen blue. Exceptional value? at SS.8B. Choose from 15 Style? in Silk Dresse? at $12.50. At this price Is shown an excellent lot of satin and taffeta dresses. In plain tailored and trimmed models. There are IS smart styles from which to choose; finished In high or normal waist lines. Shown In handsome light and dark shades. The?. are unusual values and will be eagerly sought for by women who desire the utmost style and quality, at $13.50. Palais Royal?Bargain Baaeaseat. Style? Suitable for Street, AJt-uooii and General Wear, in the Wanted Shades Over 350 Silk Dresses in This Special Lot at $14.98 Included are silk dresses that usually sell up to lit-6" There are satin dre??e? with CJeorgett? combinations asd fin ished with fringe; also taffeta drene? with touches of coral heads on collar, and pretty crepe de chine dress??. All ??w and atvll?h mod??? In black, navy. Copan, taupe, plum and brown. Sises In the assort?tent up to 41. Extraordinary val ?a? at 111?. Excellent Lot of Sample Silk Dresses at $17.98. About 14S sample silk dr*sses In fine ??tin?, chiffon taf fetas, erepe de chines and crepe meteors. Some ar? only oa? and two of a kind, but every one I? a charming model?tbey are copies of models that sell up to 140 and 150. Each ear-Mat embodies a touch of Individuality of Ita own. This handsome group of dresses offered Monday at only $17.?8. Be aa early visitor if you want the smartest and best. ?Tals?? iff ?I Bai gata Come Early If Yo Want the Best $2.50 Serpentine Crepe Kimonos New ?Arrivals?In .All Sizes 36 to 44 Genuine Serpentine Crepe is not only beauti ful in texture, design and colorings, but drapes with charming grace. Made into Kimonos, with ribbon trimmings, elastic or plain waist lines; regular at $2.50. Special t>-l QQ Barga?a Bas.saent. $1.50 to $1.75 House Dresses ' All Sizes from 36 to 46. Such tailored and trimmed models, of such quality percales, chambrays and ginghams, are considered unusually good values at $1.50 to $1.75? Here in plain colors, checks or stripes. Note the large collars of contrasting material. Special at $1.25. Palai? Rayai?Bargain Basement. 300 Fresh New Wash Skirts All New ami Very Ok. $1.49 Reg-ar tt $2.00 to $2.25. 22 to 32 Waistband Sizes in All Styles The tailoring of the?? skirts gives them all the appearance of higher-priced garment?. Made up stylishly ?With ?few Plaited Packet? ?Detachable and Attache- Belts ?Seme With ?lathered Back? Of gabardine, pique and Russian corda. With button trimming? snd deep hem. Satisfactory ?klrts in every detail. Very ?peclal at ?1.49. Bara?la Baseaseat. New Parasols Rain or Sun-Proof, in Navy, Green and Purple, Special, $4.98 Were $6 to ty Each. These are incomplete lots, and to close oat we Have made thia extreme reduction. Parasol? in navy, green, purple or tan, with ivory trim med handles; some fitted with ivory ring, others with corded loop. Specially priced at $?*-98 Parasols at $1.69?Figured Shantung Parasols with natural wood handles, in attractive styles. This low price to close them out $1 Under muslins, 75c ' Good quality skirts, combinations, bloomers and drawers, prettily trimmed with embroidery and laces. Regular $i value at 75c ?sacia. Sweaters, $7.50 to $8.50 Values, at $5.65 aad Prac- , IV Hew, Fitttio-ahk, Gracchi aad Prac tical Son-ner Sweater? at a frenai Price far Th- Sale. The newest coat style, with its large square collar and wide belt, is very chit:?and knitted of excellent quality Shetland yarn. The pretty color ctxnbina-ona are features of the at? Sweaters; in rose, pink, green. Copea, turquoise, gold, extra and porplt ara many charming models. Sises 36 to sb?all at %*Jb%. $250 Slip-Overt- $1.19 Spedai For This Sale Only Dainty garments, ?tf all sapfajrr, u\ Mee, pink, maroon and green. All sisea, bot st win lie well to hurry if a?rea is the wanted color.