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1508 H STREET N. W.
Telephone Main 925.
OF ROY KILLING
Parents of Girl Victim
Change; Deserter Not
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
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
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
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TO WIPE OCT
G. W. Hunter Named Edu
cational Director for
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
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
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
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
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.
WIN THE WAR
Prince George's Farming
and Business Interests
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.
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.
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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
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Irons Percolators Grills
Chafing Dishes Heaters Ovens'
Comfos Toasters Ovenettcs
Stoves Immersion Heaters
Cooking Sets Waffle Irons
Water Heaters Tea Pots, Etc.
Evorythiog for tbo Motorist.
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
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
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
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
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? hole* of S-qt. Conn!
Oioice of S-qt. Cot*red
Such * remarkable opportunity will not come
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Sale of Preserving Needs
fa lion, (1.19
Fruit Jar Racks,
Pit any truh boiler?hold 39c Doz.
Oral, R-Jar style,
Round. ?-Jar atyla.
FaiT^raal motors, j
Alcohoi Stove*, 1 $I * ?***
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Sa!e ot Wnite Enameled
Gas Irons with
5 ft- tubing
Only limited quan- i
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4-qt. S. nrepa?? and taw.
1 V*-4?. ( oflre Pot a. a
Mrs. Potts' Sa<b
Tin Wash Boilers
50-fL Clothes Lines, 19c
Fruit Presses or Potato ^
Del ire red
Self-Wringinj Mops, 490
Includes cotton mop.
Oan be uned an any
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Fine oak finish.
Famous Jewel make,
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