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PUB?SHED BVERY ?ORNINO BT The WathotftsNi Herald Company. ??5-4?7-4*9 El??an? St. Phone Mafai 330c CLINTON T. BRAINAJtD....Pra- and Publisher FOHEIGH REPRESENTATIVES! TH? ?. C BECKWITH SPECIAL AO*?(CT. Ms? Tork. Tribune BullJInr: Chicago, Tribune Bulldln?: St. Louis. Third National Btuik Pulidla?: Detroit, rord Bulldln*. SUBSCRIPTION RAT?.? UT CARRIER: Dally and Sunday. 1*0 centa per month; 1J.SS per l**UBeCR-PTION RATE* BT MAIL?: Dally aad Sunday. 4S cents per moath; S5.0? per ; pear. Dally oaly. IS cents per month: 14.0? per year. Entered at the postofflce ?tt Washington. D. C a? od-cla*? mall matter. e WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 101& ? 1 Um Great Army to Come. ', Secretary of War Baker is completing his plans ' to raise the American army to a full strength of ? 5,000,000 men. Gen. Pershing is getting ready to create the .first field army, or possibly two field armies, com posed exclusively of American troops; each one probably to comprise three army corps, which in turn are composed of six divisions each. Gen. Foch is laying his plans for a grand of fensive against the enemy next spring, in which !the American forces will come very close to com : prising one-third of the total under his command. Of course, an army of 5,000,000 is by no means the maximum which America may be called upon to raise, especially if the war continues into 1930. But to have this number of men under arms by the -ate fall means an extension of the draft ages with out delay. It means a considerable expansion of our present war-making power; the enlargement of cantonments; the extension of our officers' training camps; the development of port and camp facilities abroad. At the present time the United States has ap proximately 750,000 combatant troops in France, but of these not much more than one-third is ready, trained, and equipped for the battle line. It may be late in October before this entire quota is prepared to take its place in the fight Next spring we should have betwen 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 combatant troops at the front Per haps the latter figure is conservative. This force should be sufficient to make the "over the Rhine" slogan more than a mere fatuity, particularly in connection with our aviation program, which should then have attained the zenith of its development. Americans need not be surprised if the present rate of shipping troops abroad?ranging between 350,000 and 300,000 a month?undergoes a sharp decrease in the near future. Indeed, it is difficult to see how this number can be maintained, in con nection with the problems of supply. Supply con sists not only of foodstuffs, but of artillery, ammu nition, aircraft, etc The army program should be divorced entirely ?from politics. Sentimental or political reluctance to lower the draft age to ao or 19 should not delay the action of Congress on the coming recommen dations of Secretary Baker, nor should there be hesitation about raising the age limit to forty. There is no reason in the world why married men, with or without dependents, and within the present draft ages, should be called upon to serve before single men without dependents above the present draft ages are excluded from the call. The latter unquestionably should come before the former. It is a pity that the War Department has waited so long in dealing with the emergency, for Con gress will be in no mood to pass the asked for legislation on mere "snap judgment." But bet ter late than never, and ti must be remombered that if Ludendorff had not thrown consternation into the heart of the civilized world last March, the United Sutes would still be plodding away at its original program?and probably not more than 500,000 of our troops would be abroad. It took a crisis to wake us up, the more's the pity. Perhaps another crisis would force the nation to be mobilized on a real war basis. We are getting to that point slowly, although steadily. Nothing is more significant than the gradual extension of the governmental control over all the war-making commodities, including steel and oil. The present battle is bringing America into the war as one of the major allies. When the casualty lists are sent by Gen. Pershing, Americans will have reason to know that they are in the conflict that the period of martyrdom, of the sacrifice of our best blood and sinew in a great cause, is at hand. Help Win the War By Singing. In the shadow of Independence Hall, where American liberty was formally announced to all mankind in the immortal Declaration, a new and mighty force in winning world liberty for all time is now taking definite shape just one hundred and forty-two years later to the very month. As Thomas Jefferson and the far-seeing signers were sponsors for that famous instrument, the War Camp Community Service is the mighty force behind this new win-the-world-for-liberty move ment Under the direction of this powerful or ganization "Liberty Sings," now sweeping Philadel phia like the whirlwind, should be established in every city, town, hamlet and country cross roads in the United States. A Philadelphia newspaper man whose son en listed in the navy three days before war was de clared, conceived the idea of having every family write upon a card the names of all the boys inti mately related to them by blood or ties of friend ship who are serving in the army or navy of the United States. This card, standing upon the piano, enables all the family to visualize each boy every day. Following the evening meal father, mother and children gather in the living room, read the list aloud, and sing a patriotic song to the boys in the service, each and every one of whom is daily re membered by name. This simple service was found by its origina tor to be so satisfying and comforting that he pass ed the idea along to his neighbors. Their verdict was so commendatory that he determined to organ ize a block sing to be held the same evening every week when all the residents in the block could come together in the middle of the street and sing to all the men in the service from that block. A ?enrice flag for these men was swung across the atreet and their names engrossed upon a tablet, or honor roll, erected beneath the flag. The government's plan to put a singing nation behind a singing army and a singing navy is not merely sentimentalist??. It is mighty sound busi ness. Gen. Pershing and other military experts aay that eighty per cent of the efficiency of any ? * fighting organization la morale. This liberty sing ing is the greatest builder of morale yet found. While ?pending billions on the other twenty per cent?technical training, guns, shells, airplanes and all the scientific paraphernalia of war?the govern ment is relying upon "Liberty Sings" throughout the country to contribute very largely to the im portant eighty per cent And the beautiful thing about it all is that everybody can help. Tne Big Loot and Morder Trait. A giant loot and murder trust has control of Germany, writes Irving Bachelier for the National Security League's campaign of patriotism through education. It seeks to get control of the world. It has begun its incredible career by robbing the German people. The savings of a thousand years of toil and thrift are being drawn into ita treasury. It is the most prodigiously capitalised organization the world has ever seen. This war is nothing more or less than a vast business enterprise which, like a great serpent, seeks to loop its coils around the earth. It has frankly declared its purposes, which are exactly stated below. Here in plain words is an advertisement of its plans not in the least over drawn : Capital: Greatest in history. Object: To break into the tills and treasure vaults of the world and construct a new morality for men; to demonstrate? i. The folly of Moses. 2. The insanity of Isaiah. 3. The wickedness of Jesus Christ. 4. The wise benevolence of the devil. 5. To put the heart of the Kaiser in the bosom of God. The promoters of this enterprise .are the most influential men in Germany. Unexampled profits are in prospect The riches of England, France and America and the products of their future in dustry shall be the reward of its stockholders. The Kaiser has put his life and fortune and ability into this enterprise. He has promised that: 1. Hereafter there shall be no nots in the Ten Commandments. 2. Small holders may enjoy all the privilege of raping the women in conquered states. It is a necessary process in the Teutonization of other races. 3. Any one who dares to question the authority of a Teuton in a conquered state may be shot on the instant, or if it be a child one or both hands may be cut off. 4. Other races shall tremble when they see the face of a German. 5. Our old adjustable, accommodating Teuton God shall be the God of all peoples. 6. We shall compel other races to work for us, but slavery and kindred words shall be avoided. Let all Americans, who wish to know what would happen if Germany wins the war, read again that prospectus and give it a little careful thought. Free peoples would be led into a bondage as degraded as that of the days of Nebuchadnezzar and the dark ness of pagan times would return to the earth again. This cannot be. American democracy must rise in its strength and save the world. It has the strength and will use iti. Why Americans Axe Fighters. After all fighting ability is not a rare character istic. Intelligence, will and a good reason for fight ir s. have much to do with it The only racial Americans are the Indians. The rest of us are a high mix, with Irish, German, Scotch, English, Italian, Dutch, Scandinavian, Polish, Slav and other kinds of blood in our Ameri can veins. All Europe contributed through the brief period o' our history to make what we call the American. And if the American fights well it is because he knows what he is fighting for and what he is not fighting for. He knows he is not fighting to oppress a weak people or to rob anybody of land or anything else. He knows he is not fighting for money, or be cause some crazy Kaiser orders him to fight. He knows he is fighting for humanity, to save men, women and children from the crushing op pression of autocracy. He knows he is fighting for ideals?to make the world a better place to live in?to hurl the mighty from their scats of power and lift up his fellow humans to a higher state of civilization and happi ness. And he as gladly risks his life in this war for humanity as he would jump into a raging torrent to save the life of an unknown child. They say the Canadians, the Australians and the Americans are wonderful fighters. Isn't it be cause of what they know they are fighting for? For the same reason, won't the British, the French and the Italians be better fighters now that their governments have something more inspiring to fight for than mere bits of land?something that appeals to the noblest qualities in any red-blooded man no matter what his race or language? It takes something more than stern discipline and blind obedience to make a superior soldier. And that something more now inspires the sol diers of the allied armies. It is said the Kaiser's board, even on state occa sions, was never bounteous. Now, when he has a banquet it must be a basket party! Huns now organizing film trust for after-the war monopoly. No matter how well "screened," their operations won't "get by" allied anti-Teuton trade-censorship, which "sees all, knows all." Back of the Boy. By EDMUND VASCE COOKE. How does he dare to dare so well. To face the fangs and pangs of hell This soldier of the West? Which beat against his breast? Where did he get that soul of steel Which serves him nobly now? What brave descent has set the seal Of knighthood on his brow? Well. Back of the boy is Wilson, Pledge of his high degree; Rack of the boy is Lincoln, Lincoln and Grant and Lee. Back of the boy is Jackson, Jackson and Tippeeanoe, Back of each son is Washington! And the old red, white and blue. He may have entered at our doors As Saxon, Celt or Slav, But new or old, upon our shores He's heir to all we have. We care not what his class or clan, Or what his name or whose; A free, up-standing Yankee-man, He knows not how to lose! For Back of the boy is Wilson, Wilson and You and Me. Back of the boy is Lincoln, Lincoln and Grant and Lee. ? Back of each son is Washington; What bettet blood could be Where is the lad who haa ever had A knightlier pedigree? (Copyright littl ?-- - Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn ? I 1 ? ? ? ' -1 ? -I : <?i??d< doafc? TAtmraj ?.. ?c?oI -beit! nor ai-nooi -_-^.. , Gee ? ?Sel>oot *?^ i-i? Tr?? J?*??ot. of <t*e. r in* out. "tWe ?*>?* ben ?"Or"??. AFIELD WITH THE OBSERVER Union, N. 11 . July 30.?This Is a typical rural New England town, far enough from the political centers to enable one to readily gather Just what the people ar? thinking about ?and why. And would you believe It that In this unimpregnated atmosphere while the folks are given to discuss ing matters with much frankness they have a wonderful persicaclty and a splendid supply of Intuition. One soon finds out all he wa.its to know sbout their views?centsinly enough to be able to writ? of them with an unrestricted fullness. It Is refreshing and enlightening, too. ?nd we are basking In the experi ence to our utmost. Our theme today, because of what we And here, is "Theodore Roose velt." and we only wish we had space to tell all that we heard and to describe each character whom we heard speak hla mind on the sub ject. Col. Roosevelt here comes under the mlcrosocopicsl observation of a State which has always been weirdly Republican, a State which datea its Republican lor? back to Its establishment. although the name was not always so readily ap plied as tt is nowadays. Magnified by the war conditions, however, the folks hereabouts, who are of the Yankee strain first and foremost, do not allow their partisan feelings to prevent them from seeing all as pects of e\ery question. They view T. R. through two lenses? they denounce him mildy for what he has done against their wishes. and they commend him profusely for what he has done In keeping with their desires. "Teddy"?you hear the name often here?"split our party in 19U and made it possible for others to spilt It four years after that." they say. "For this we are not Indehted to him. We think It would have been better to hang onto the shreds of the party rather than let them be dragged into the dust in defeat." It seems to be a matter, however, in which they do not point to any sorry condition of affairs resulting from the Democratic change which followed T. R.'s obstreperousness. Graciously they admit that much good haa come of the change, and that several policies have been inaugurated under Wllsonlsm which probably would have waited longer for recogni tion had the Republicans been con tinued in power. They clsim, how ever, that Republicans did not hang back when the time came to enact these new principles into law. For this they claim some of the credit for their party?and of course we would be the last to take this away from them. T. R.'s "sturdy" Americanism?and It might be readily denominated "far seeing," too?Is the subject of much praise. The Colonel Is given credit here for arousing America to a sense of dangers that might descend upon us from outside and to making Amer ica feel that preparation for war Is a necessary step for any nation to take, particularly when other nations sre becoming ruthless In their treat ment of tbelr neighbors. The Colonel. In fact, has his political recognition dated to his espousal of preparedness, In the minds of people here. They began to love him again when he be gan to preach preparedness, and the stronger he became tn this causi the stronger he became with the people They are genuinely American here, and they appear not to hav? taken too kindly to the doctrine which W. J. B. stsrtei under headway, merely m have something new to talk about and possibly to get Into the Whit? Houae with at an Idle moment In American life. But you ask. gentle reader: "What do they think about Roosevelt for President??* Ah. we ascend the grade of this question with excessive difficulty. There are so many differing opinions about It here. Friends of the colonel -those who have stuck by him- con sistently and those who are again won back to him?have conflicting notions, first as to whether the colo nel really wants the place, and sec ondly aa to how successful he would be in making the race. If he did rant th? place. We confess to some confusion our selves, too, and quit? agree wtth th? thoughtful' villager who Insisted that after all it makes a difference what the Dem?crata do. It the Democrats nominate Wilson again. It will do T. R. no good to run again. For. thia man reasons. If Wilson Is nom inated again It will mean that 'the war la still on to demand it, and. no matter whom th? Republican? name It would be useless (or them to even attempt a catmuign asalnst a war President. If Wilson doe? not run. he says, It will be possible for Roosevelt to have the nomina tion and to make ?rood use of It. The third-term bugaboo, he Insists, will not stand In the way. With the war over and the country entering the period of reconstruction, the world will be interested tn knowing what attitude the United State? will take and thi?. he avers, must bring Roosevelt to he front as a warning to the balance of the globe that hereafter we are going to be ready for war. and will not have to wait to blunder through an Initial stage to pay a great price for getting ready to fight So far as the higher diplomatic matters are concerned this man ad mits no better statement of alms could be made than by the man the Democrats elevated to the Presi dency?but, he ssys, the progrsm of unselfish snd broadened Democracy ran as well be enforced and adhered to by Roosevelt as any one else, pos sibly a little more religiously than the President himself would sdhere to It. So far as they know here the Colonel ah? never repudiated any of America's alms in the present contest. He has stood for them with unusual vigor. And really the only complaint made by some of the Colonel's enemies is that he would impress these Sims upon the world with fsr mor: force thsn does Wilson?thou_"t hardly with sny more esrnestness or good Intention. Be that a? It may they are ready here to acknowledge that T. R. would call to his sitie the best men of the nstion, men who would Riv? to the administration the appearance of solidarity and cf exceeding strength. They think. In other word?, that what Roosevelt himself lacked In poise and experience snd careful foresight?be that llt'l?* or great? would be made up in ample measure by th?.* men whom he would ?Mil art und him. When T. R. refused to be con sidered for the governorship of New York he believed thst acceptance would not help hi? campaign for President? possibility had any this here. Those who do not be lieve the Colonel is yet convinced that he should come out for the hitth seat in 1920 do not believe the presidential possibility had -ny thing to do with it. They m-re!y attribute the refusal to a desire of | the ?Colonel's to stay in private life for a time. They think he wii? only ca?me out for the Presidency when he ls drafted for it?and they as sume that It will be through no ef fort of his that the draft will come. They feel that he learned hi? lesson tn 1912?when he directed the draft ?and that if he sgaln becomes A candidate of the great party to which he has belonged most of the time, it will be because a genuine demand exists for his leadership In the matter of preparedness T. P. has it "on" the President, they point out here. But they do not give the President credit for having to develop the preparedness senti ment rather more slowly than a free lance could develop it?and that the President Jiimself had to be made over from an ardent pacifist to an efficient warmaker. The change, they admit, cannot be made in a night Perhaps they do, however, realise that peace had to have an adherent In the White House be cause the people of the nation had been won to peace. The charge in the President was the change in the whole people. Even some of the sturdy warlike individuals here ad mit this?and rather shamefacedly admit, when they are pressed, that they, too, had thought the world was becoming good enough to keep out of all war. They realise now that they didn't know the German people, and that no other nation did if It thought It was possible to disband armies and to adhere to peace treaties and agreements of an International nature. T. P... na turally bellicose, did not se through all of this, they think, but derived his correct position from following I his natural Inclinations rattier than [ from his careful study of peoples. I At any rate he would profit from his position, they think here, if he made a nation-wide campaign. He would not only find hundreds of thousands and millions of people in total agreement with him but h? would be able to (ace them with the valuable political argument "I told-you-so." This ls enough to win him many votes, they think here. However great T. R's star of fame may become In the future it will not be dimmed at ell if he does not again come actively before the people. In other words T. R. will grow whether he Is a president or a mere cltisen. He has done good work and he has the thanks of a trrate.ful nation. He may not real ise nls reward in th? form ?( tbe Presidency but he will be retained CONTINIJ?? IN I?R COI?I?t, New York. July ?. Every one has about. 40,000 ancestors So they say. And I got the Idea. I wanted to find out How many wer? dukes How many were bung And how many. Wer? Just plain nuts. Uks mav In our family. So I went down-town. And up high in a tower And flushed up. A genealogist He wa? a rare bird. And wore horn glasses. And a tooth brush. In his vest pocket And knew all the pedigree? Of our very best famille? And I told him To scamper up. My family tre?. And search all the branches. To see what be could find. And he took my retainer. And I left him. And he begsn sending in A weekly report. And It certainly looked good. Many year? ago. Away back In Scotland. On? of my ancestors. Was a Xing or something. But somebody caught him. In the act of kinging. And hoot-monned him. With a war club. And the reports kept coming. Getting worse all the time. And I kept sending checks. And I ordered him to stop. But he kept right on. And with each new report. I had to send htm. Mor? "hush*? money. And It Isn't right A man cannot help tt. If a lot of ancestors. Appropriated horses. Centuries ago. Things were different In those days. A UNE O'CHEER EACH DAY 0" THE YEAR. ?y ?teha KeaSrlrk Banca. CAaoaUBM ALL?. There's loads ot oar? ?"?tout today, And all the world ia harried. And all the?? trouble? on our way By some on? must be carried And It some of them come to you It'? up to you to bear them? Tou cannot aak another to Add to his own and share them So tak? your burden up and go Tour way alert and breesy. And deem It sham? to seek to know Th? byways ?oft aad ?aay. (?0>it-fi?sht,.WIl The Red Cross authorise? the fol lowing : The following appointment? te tita Department ot Military Relief are announced: R. H. B- Thomson, at St latrala assi??nt director et Ute Bureau of Camp Service, in rttaags tor ?e summer months, of the furnishing? of th? Red Croes hou??. Kent a Mitchell, a?latent ni! ager of ths farm mortgage depart ment of the New Tork Ufe Insur ance Company, la Chicago, assistant director of the Bureau of Organi sation. The Secretary of War entbot?es th? following: Orders have been placed by the Ordnance Department with th? Im perial Drop For?? Company, of Indianapolis, lad., for ISt-mlllt??ter shell forging?. The Ordnance Department has placed a contract for pistols with the National Cash Register Com pany, Tb? raderai Trade Co?mission authorises the folowlng: William T. Chantland. chief exam inar of the Federal Trade Commis sion, will Issava the commission at once oa indefinite leave of absence to become a major of Infantry In the army. MaJ Chantlaad. both with the ?ommlaslon snd previously with the Department of Justice, has been con spicuously connected with a num ber of nation-wide trust cases and Investigations. lie served as captain during; the 8penlsh-A?erica ? War. and later ross to be senior colonel In tbe Iowa National Guard. He plan? to return to th? work of the commlHlon at th? close of ths war. The commission'? service fias; has now more than 100 stars. Following Is a timely Intrabureau order lsiued by Paymsster General Samuel McGowan, chief of the bu reau of supplies and accounts: Every man released from shore duty?whatever bis rank or rating ?adds Just one more to the fighting force. Every man of every rank and rating desires, of course, to get to the firing line as soon a? his serv ice? ashore can be spared. No man in th? navy I? willing in wartime to do anything that a woman can do as well; whereas no officer can be expected to be con tent In any part of th? chore estab lishment unies? engaged upon super visory work so Important In its na ture that it can not properly be delegated to any person of lesset rating. Wherefore It I? requested and di rected that the officer In charge of each division of the bureau of ?up-? it AUX .ARMES, Let us cherish no Illusions! Above ths tumult and the shout ing of th? glorious Marne sounds one deer voice, vlgrant. convincing, ?oul-compelling. It ls the call to arms. It Is the cry of battle, urg ing more ?peed and yet more ?peed, calling for force and yet more force. It Is the summons of Democracy, of Freedom, of humanity to every losrer of the great cause to ha?t?n to the front millions to bsck up our thou sands and crush for all time the beast of despotism and deipoiler ot homes. That is th* lesson of the new?, the only lesson worth our heeding. Pershlng has told his wounded sol diers that America Is proud of them. She is, inexpreseibly proud and grateful. Tet more to the purpose of the work that we have In hand is is to make sure that they shall be proud of America, and that can be achieved only by Americas hasten ing to send a man for every drop of blood that has been shed, and a regiment for every life that has been lost. There could be no greater mls tske, no more monstrous treason, thsn to slacken in the least our ut most efforts to push the campaign with every attainable man and gun. Splendid as is the achievement at the Marne, it has not won the war. It has not even definitely turned the tide. It has simply shown us what we can do If we ever get fully Into the war. It has simply demonstrat ed to us the need of more men, more guns, more airplanes, more muni tions. Are the Hunnish armies checked in their latest drive? Then the check should be made a defeat. Are they defeated? Then the defeat ?hould be made a retreat. Are they re treating? Then the retreat should be made a rout Are they routed? Then in God's name and Pemor racy's. make the route annihilation' This I? no time for hesltsnce, ???G watchful waiting, for looking for something to turn up that will make It unnecessary to send another mil lion men across the seas. It 1s rather a time to gird up our loins and press on and on, lest "these drat ahall have died In vain" and our first battle be sacrificed to the goda of procrastination and pacifism. When tbe great Russlsn drive ?te Esst Prussia was made in the firn year of the war. what would it rot have been worth to have had it so supported and followed up th?t every Inch of ground would heve been held? Whst would it not hsve been MORE BOSTON FISH ON SALE TODAY NOON If Not Sold at Announced Prices. Report Dealers. The second carload of Boston fish, promised Washington, will arrive this morning, according to aa an nouncement made at the Food Ad ministration yesterdsy afternoon. Th? fish will be for ?ale about noon today In the local fish markets. Prices will be the same a* placed on the first shipment. Cod will sell for IS cents a pound: haddock. 1! cents: flounder?. It cents. There will be a small extra shipment of pollock, which will sell for IS cents a pound. Officials announced yeaterday that any dealer selling the fish abo?? th? prices placed by th? adminis tration should be reported at once The fish dealers secure the fish on the agreement that they will be sold at the prices set Complaints that merchants In the Arcad? Market were charging prices above those on th? fair price list rssulted In an Investigation and as a result nine merchants were noti fied to appear before the District Food Administrator today, to aa swer charges of profiteering It la sts ted that tbe ave rag? price enarcad by these Bin? dealer? for potatoes waa 7? cents a peck, I ?tenta above tba "fair prie?,' pile? and account? at oace make O careful aad critical survey of hla personnel?both commissioned aad ?alistad?te th? end that th? pay. master general may know how many and which men caa possibly be spared without seriously Interfer ing with tats work. Thee? report? will Include aot reservists alone, host regulara aa wall, and it Is te be distinctly un? derstood la thl? coaaeottoa that ap plication? from Individuals for sea or overs??? service ?nil aot ba neceaaatry?tha oa? aad oaly obJ?ct being to carry oa the work here and at the asm? time releavse the nan. mum number of men for duty at th? front ? The War Department has denouncol as entirely unfounded aad iafereac? tending to Involve army officers la accusations of wrogn-doing tn connee? tlon with th? contract? for army raincoats. The statement follow?. "Robert J. Thome. ??aSt?nt te th??, Acting Quartermaster General, after? a preliminary Investigation In regard to tbe raincoat Inspection scandal m New Tock, states that any suspicion of the ?atagrtty of th? array officer? la apparently without a abred of evi? 4er.ce to substantiate the statements. The entire situation haa been greauly magnified to the extent that a grava injustice Is being don? te Um reputa tion of th? army officers. "It is Impossible to meet the em?ra gency of suddenly equipping the arm?**" without a few sporadic Instance? of? dishonesty coming to the surface; but tt Is sn outrage to have euch in stances magnified Into an unjust eeein Mtion of army officers. Fortunately, th? Integrity of the army officer? lai so ?well understood by the general pub lic that very few persoti? give erri credence to these unfounded accusa tions ?The Investigation of the raincoat Inspection system was made st the in* stigation of the Quartermaster Corp?. whleb realised that with thousands of new civilian inspectors. obuined through th? civil ?ervice commission, here and there a dishonest one would he taken on. It la firmly believed ?r the department that the final Inspec. tlon conduct?sd at the depot ?sill *)e tect all raincoat? not properly fab ricated.*' er Russell L, Whyte. oon nf Thoma*? D. Whyte. of this city, hss ???en ?c cepted as s cadet In the aviation section of tbe Naval Reserve and ordered to report at the Boston. School of Technology. August 5. Whyte was born tn Washington and educated In the public setiools He graduated from Western High School in 191?. wbere be took an activ? part in athletics and cadet work He began stulylng chemicsl en?, gtneerlng at George Washington University ?fter lesving high school, but gave up his studies to enter the ??ervic?. He is not yet 21 y rare old. CITOYENS!" worth if last year's m8gr:"-.nt drive on the Somme could hsve been backed up by a million American troops, to hold all that had been v?-n and to continue the drive t?? snd be. yond the Rhine* Those it.,#ir?? should be seared with fire upon "ur consciousness, to rouse us to mak? every gsin a csll for further effort, every victory ? requisition for w.or? force. Make no mistake. The hateful. Hunnish propaganda is alrea'lyf abroad with suggestions thst tit? war Is practically won and lt.: am can now afford to take a breathing space, and thst there will Le ?.? need for further conscript*cn? for* the army. The enemy. *h*y ?ay. 10 down, ?nd there is no reason fo? peunding his prostrate form. It i? time now to think of coming lo an sgreement with our besten fo. f r ?n honorable ending of th? ws Before God. It would o? w<l, 1f thoae who put forth ?neh treasonable glose were placed between a Manic wall and a firing squad. Suc*o cour* sel is for prolongation of ?re ?*ar? for adding to its co?t in treasure. blood and lives. Its purpose. ?.??. scious or unconscious, is to give th ? enemy a chance to get upon his feet again and to renew the flrht with recruited stren?th; snd In cur v?-o* hour of potential victory to .mperl our ?ucees? snd if possihle to doo?a us to defest. I So far as America hi concerned, this Is only the tvermmng. We shall have , need of three, four or five times th* number of troop? that we now ha???/ on The line and the more we ?need up\ intensify and increase our efforts, the sooner the war ??/?II end. In ronfli-*. with an honorable foe the old r?;:- < of ihivalry misht prevail. A Grant at sn Appomattox might ?ell say to a Lee. "Keep > our ?word, and let ?nu? men keep their horses: they ??ill n*?1 them for spring plowing." But when we fight a foe that know? not truth or honor, a foe th?t violate? treaties ignores the Is??? of nations. out'S?^? the pre.epts of humanity, and flc^?? the everlasting ??ill of God. there ?? but one course to pursue. When he i? doan. keep him down ?nd ?trlk? th" swifter snd the herder until he ir entirely slain. In the words ot the President "This Intolerable Thing without conerlenc* or honor or capacity for covenant.1 peace, must be crushed"' In ?h? word? of the President: Our present and imedlate task is to w in th* war, snd nothing shall turn us aside from It until it Is accomplished ' "Aux arme?, citoyens" ? North American Review's War WeekK. AFIELD WITH THE OBSERVER 00??G?? FROM FOI RTF Cntnt in the memory of the peer'.e It !??? "t necessary that h? b? mad* Fr*?.d?nt to get his due. This I? the way ? ? ?y look at It here, in tbe last ana lys s ?so if Teddy is mede President they will merely ?ay here thst ih? ? sre with him and they are glad of It And If he Is not they will still sa' h? Is a,great man and ihat kit ??""* hss been of inestlmsble vs'w? t?? hi? country. They ?re for ?Vial here ??? matter what his political ? -Ml???nal fates may have to dea, out t? h?m In the future. For the pi -ent th ? state of mind is quit? enough )'? r? ably Ih? Colonel would not ebie.-t 1? it or seek to change *t THB OBSERVER English Official Seixei Right Hotel in Wrong City London. July IS.?A governmental official In Bristol on Business had to travel to Belfast. While there h? received a telegram saying. "<"Om mandeer tk? Grand Central Hotel " Ba failed to notice that the telegram had been aent to Bristol snd for warded to Belfast, so be promptly, seised the Grand Central hotel in Belfast, though the on? he wnatai trat la Bristol.