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EiUbUwd 75 Tew* Ap. FLOOR COVERINGS The immense resources of this establishment may be depended upon to meet any requirements for Rugs and Carpets of decorative distinction. 1508 H STREET N. W. Telephone Main 925. HALL INNOCENT OF ROY KILLING SAYS FAMILY Parents of Girl Victim Change; Deserter Not Arrested Yet. That little Eva Roy did not meet her brutal death at the hand of Lou Hall, the neighbor woodcutter, la now the opinion of the Roy family. They were at first strongly convinced of his guilt. Purely circumstantial evidence caused Hall's arrest. All attempts to obtain a confession from him fail ed. even that of working on his su perstitious fears. He repeatedly de-1 nled the murder and steadfastly re fused to admit having even seen ] the girl on the day of the crime. Evidence Seems Planted. U Evidence at first supposed to be ^conclusive against Hall has been I found to have been "planted" by I someone Interested in placing the' crime on Hall's shoulders. Hall has not been released, how-1 ever, because it is feared that he might receive rough treatment at the hands of his neighbors many of whom still believe him guilty. Other Sufeet Held. The other suspect, a deserter at Camp Humphreys has not been ar rested although sufficient evidence to make such a step feasible has been collected according to the au thorities. An effort is being made to dis cover If the deserter was seen in the vicinity of Burke Station at the time of the crime. The officials will go to Charlotts ville some time this week to Inter- j view the officer to whom the soldier .??urrendered. Jive days after the crime was committed. FRENCH GO FORWARD FOR FOUR-MILE GAIN ON 16-MILE FRONT roNTINCgD FIOM PAOB OK*. . resumption of the French Oise-Aisne drive the outskirts of Bellefontaine were in the attackers' hands. As this village lies five miles to the southeast of Noyon. that dual pivot of the German front is now menaced from five different directions: South east. south, southwest, west and northwest. The easterfl extremity of the tenth army's attacking lines is north of Osly-Courtil. only four miles west of Soissoas. While Mangin was thus setting tho stage for what appears as an in evitable large-scale German retreat between the Oise and the Alsne, the French third and first armies, north of the Oise. were not idle. In the wooded region not far north of the river the French reached the out skirts of Thiescourt (five miles south west of Noyon) and captured two woods?Bracquemont and Fendu?and nearly all of Beuvralgnes village. The Germans in this area opposed desperate resistance, mainly with machine guns, but the French plow ed ahead unswervingly registering an advance of fully a mile. J ,000 Prisoners Taken. The number of prisoners taken up late yesterday was given as ex ceeding 1,000, in unofficial dispatches On the British front in Pioardy the Germans reacted violently In the last twenty-four hours, but failed to shake Haig*s hold on the northern approaches to Roye. Ko fewer than five spirited assaults were launched near Chilly, some six miles north of Roye. All were beaten back. In Flanders the British made new local progress In the movement against the German Hazebrouck wedge. They pushed their lines for. ward to within striking distance of the Vieux Berquin-Outtersteen road on the right of the line on which they made their successful advance yesterday when they entered Mer ville. Nearly 200 prisoners fell into their hands. British patrols passed beyond the Paradis-Merville road which was reached in yesterday's UNION TRUST EDWARD J.STELLW4GEN Phes PRIVACY FOR YOUp BANKING The absolnte privacy which surrounds transactions with this bank ia appreciated by Officer* and Men of the Army and Navy. By making your allotment to u? you can build ap a subatsn ttal account, feeling eonfidsnt that your business is held in strict eoofl-iencs. Our largx capital and surplus of t2.3W.G00 affords perfect se curity for every dollar and ss pay 3% interest. Write as today. Y.M.C.A.STARTS TO WIPE OCT ILLITERACY t G. W. Hunter Named Edu cational Director for Soldiers Here. Amplified Instruction In English to ?Illiterate American soldiers and the teaching of French to those soldiers who will shortly leave for France has been undertaken by the Y. M. C. A. here. To thia end. the "Y" has se cured the services of George W. Hunter, formerly professor of biology at De Witt Clinton High School in New York City. He will have the title of educational director of the Washington district and will super vise the education work in the twenty one camps scattered about the district. The educational secretaries in every camp will come under Mr. Hunter's I supervision and he will direct the ; campaign of education which will fol. low the War Department's Order 45. Thia order delegates to the Y. M. C. A. additional work to help special agents of the departments who are located in the camps and canton ments. helping the foreign-born Amer ican soldiers to learn the language of the country for which they will fight Mr. Hunter, who hss written sev eral text books, one of which is in use in the Washington public schools, has already made a tour of the camps near this city and believes that less Illiteracy Is to be found here than In any other section of the country. Conditions at camps about New York, he says, are bad. for there are thou sands of soldiers now in training who are unable to speak proper English. These conditions he does not find In the camps near here. Mr. Hunter Is working out a course of lectures by representatives of the allied countries to the men in camps here which will explain to them the cause of the en trance of America into the war and the fundamental causes of the con flict. The teaching of the French language to soldiers In the camps will also come under the supervision of Mr. Hunter's department. push. What ground th* Germans retain in Merville Is thua seriously menaced. Americans Repulse Raid 'North of Tool The following American official com munique was issued yesterday: Headquarters, American Expedition ary Forces, Aug. 19.?Section A-nNorth of Toul a hostile raid was repulsed with losses to the enemy. The War Department last night made public the following com-! munioue, dated August 20, from Gen. Pershing at the headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces: "Section A?With the exception of artillery activity along the Vesle and in the Vesges there is nothing to report." British Fliers Destroy 21 Machines; Lose 7. London. Aug. 20.?Twenty-one Ger man airplanes were brought down by British fliers yesterday and four bal loons were sent down In flames, to night's War Office communique on aviation etates. Seven British ma chines are missing. Fifteen and a half tons of bombs were dropped by Brit ish bombing planes on various Ger man targets. Including the docks at Bruges and an aerodrome at Phalem plm. Guard Company Will Drill. Special exhibition drill will be held by the sixty-five members of Company B District National Guard tomorrow evening. A committee composed of A., Kenton Pope, chairman, J. Miller Kenyon. Reeve T. Strickland, J. E. Redmond, John R. Shields and C. R. Cole, are in charge of the recruiting division. Captain Thomas B. Huyck, commander, is enthusiastic over tne work his men are doing. Women Stenographers Wanted. Urgent call Is made by the Wo men's Division. U. S. Employment Service, at 1410 Pennsylvania ave nue. Washington. D. C.. for regis tration of stenographers, typists and comptometer operators. The posi tions require no examination. Wo men placed during last week by the service numbered SIS. MARYLAND CO. ORGANIZES TO WIN THE WAR Prince George's Farming and Business Interests Announce Program. Citizens from each of the nine teen election districts of Prince George'i County, representing both the farming and business interests of the county, assembled In the court house at Upper Marlboro at 1 o'clock yesterday and after a four hour session organised under the name of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture of Prince George's county In support of the following industrial program of aid to the government's farm and food cam paign to win the war; To pledge an increase of 10 per cent in acreage of the next wheat crop; to enlist the county in Maryland's pledge to furnish 1,000.000 sheep for the allied wool supply; to support the administrations plans of war finance; to develop the county's re sources along lines of Intensive di versified farming, such as. fruit, vegetables and dairying; to utilise in aid of the war the 60 per cent ot country area not now under plow, and to that end make a complete | soil survey and enlist cultivators ^ and Immigration; to make use o the Federal farm loan act In financ ing the above agricultural projects in co-operation with the Maryland , State Agricultural College and Ex periment Station for the scientific training and superintendence neces sary; to co-operate with the Federal, Departments of Agriculture, Labor. Commerce, Farm Loan Board, ana j Food and Transportation admlnls- | tration and enlist their agenele* to j make tlie farming resources of the] county of maximum efficiency !c aid; of the war. Connty Ce-operntlon. Dr. Clarence J. Owens, managing director of the Southern Commercial Congress, presided and outlined the j proposed campaign. A strong and earnest plea for county co-operation was made by Dr. A. F. Woods, presi dent of the Maryland State Agricul-1 tural College. In which he pledged all the educational resources of his in stitution and of the Maryland State hoard of agriculture to the program, and promised to give a practical ex pert training to all agricultural help ers required. He said that all educa tional Institutions in the United States today were In effect training schools for the war through supply ing needed Industrial and other train ing for all war needs. The vice president of the Federal Land Bank of Baltimore. D. Fred Shamberger, outlined the methods by which the farm loan act would finance the program. Already under this act $117,000,000 of farm lands had been underwritten by the government. A county co-operative branch is now doing effective work In financing! Prince George's County. having placed SC.OOO of loans with $157,0001 of applications on file. Sell Product I ve. F. X. Stacy, of the 1*. 3. Census Bureau, reported a statistical survey of the county resources as a basis for the campaign. He showed that al though only a little more than half of the county soil was actually In production, yet the county stood third in truck gardening among the twenty- j three counties of the State, and that | its opportunities for fertile soil at reasonable prices were greater than I most sections of the West. Judge Beall. presiding judge of the circuit court; County Attorney S. Mar vin Peach, County Superintendent of1 Schools E. S. Burroughs, Professors Richardson ani Bomberger of the Maryland State Agricultural College. Hon. Jackson H. Ralston, the county commissioners and representatives of the local press, were among those who spoke for the success of the county campaign. An organization committee headed by Prof. Bomberger and Hon. T. Howard Duckett was appointed to organize local units for a 1,000 mem bership. A big general meeting for a county round-up was set for the open ing court day October 8. The roll of cloth from which King George, of England, recently select ed a standardized suit was placed on exhibition at a show of stand ardized clothes in London. ===== Eliminate Hard Work With Brooms A Hoover Electric Suction Sweeper gets every particle of dirt and clinging lint without "raising a fog" of health destroying dust nor a handful of blisters. The first cost of a HOOVER becomes a matter of minor importance when you think of the amount saved yearly by eliminating the carpet cleaner's bill from your household expenses. We Carry the Complete Line From $47,50 Up Easy terms if you wish. $8.50 complete set of additional attachments, d-rired The Home of Universal Hot Point Electrical Household Needs INCLUDING THE NATIONALLY ADVERTISED HOT POINT Irons Percolators Grills Chafing Dishes Heaters Ovens' Comfos Toasters Ovenettcs Stoves Immersion Heaters Cooking Sets Waffle Irons Water Heaters Tea Pots, Etc. 090-90 Evorythiog for tbo Motorist. mam aaoo The Store lor Tbinro Electrical. AUTO THIEVES SCORE FOUR IN SINGLE DAY Automobile thieves made away with four vehicles yesterday, none of which ? have yet been recovered. A Denby truck, with brown wheels and black body, the property of Harry F. Rosenberg. of 214 K street north-1 west, was stolen from In front of ?34 Fourth street northwest. The truck j was of one-ton capacity and bore both a Maryland and a Virginia license. , Henry Latterner, of Friendship Heights. Md.. reported to the police that a Ford touring car with a black body was stolen from in front of 1601 Sixteenth street northwest. R. B. Atkinson, of 816 Connecticut, avenue northwest, reported that his i Ford touring car was stolen from the j corner of Twelfth and F streets north- i west. James B. Walker, of 221 E street northwest, reported that his Chevro let automobile was stolen. The ma chine was left on Fifteenth street be tween F and G streets northwest TWO NAVY CASUALTIES. One Killed by Gun, Another Lost Overboard. The Navy Department reported yes terday the following: casualties: Wade Hamilton White, seaman. U. S. N., of Lake Charles, L*., killed aboard the U. S. S. Hannibal on Au gust IT. by tWe accidental tiring of a machine grun. Alfred John Johnson, electrician third class, radio, U. S. Naval Re serve Force, of New York, lost over board from submarine chaser, Au gust 17, 191S. Up to May 25 Australian cotton growers had delivered to the De partment of Agriculture nearly Ave times the amount of cotton which was delivered during the correspond ing period last year. PUTTING THE GERMAN CAPTIVES TO WORK , *?} t'11* Pjctu'e, one of the firit to reach this country showing high lights in the recent Yank advance that threw the Hun back across the Marne, German prisoners are depicted assisting one of their own wonnded comrades from a gunpit onto a stretcher while the Ameri can guards direct their efforts. The smiling face of the wounded man tells its own story of how pleased the Huns are to-J?e made c*p ^ryardlest o' ^ow^^^lj^woun^ed they may be. This photograph was made at Li$ogpon? eleven mile* southwest of Soissons, on the W7 M dejtradle diuimu -.correct styles a Remarkable Savings on Timely, Needed Things for the Home Auto Vacnun. 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Cedar Wood Pails Economy Bread Mixers Carpet Sweepers, $1.39 39c $1.75 Resalar price. S?c. Wonderful values at this price. We doubt If we can Rea*)ar prftre,' a*ain offer tbbra so 92,7*. I cheap. Pie Servers, $1.09 Brown and white is fancy Atrkel frame. Sleeve Ironing Boards 35c $25 Refrigerator $.|g.98 An Extraordinary Value. 3-door-style, front icer type, interior white enameled. Fine oak finish. Famous Jewel make, only 18 refriger ators at this price. Sauce pans 1-qt., 29c 1%-qt., 49c .