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Today?Fair; slowly rising tem
perature. Tomorrow?Fair.
Highest temperature yesterday, 69;
lowest, 60.
B S PATRIOTfC-se? mimi?! ?
efficiently. Whan you him fin
ished reading yon,- copy of The
WMhJBajlna Herald, hand it to atoase
pernon ?ho bat Dot astata oat Mai?
each copy do oombi* duty is wartju.?
and h?up uri paper.
NO. 43.34.
Wa.1 ?Ci 'l-'aCaU.t Jl KHarwtteT. ?j-aera? C,???.
Fine or Imprisonment for
Rumor Spreaders New
German Order.
Fight Not ?a Germany, Says
Ludendorff, So People
Should Be Glad.
Amsterdam, Sept 6.?A decree
si-Tned by Gen. von Linsingen,
commandant of the Brandenburg
province, according to the Col
ogne Yolks Zeitung, places the
city of Berlin and the province of
Brandenburg under "the law re
lating to a state of siege, which
provides lor a fine or imprison
ment for persons inventing or cir
culating untrue rumors calculated
to disquiet the populace."
A notice accompanying the de
cree calls attention to the circu
lation of frivolous and sometimes
malevolent and traitorous gossip,
exaggerating the transitory suc
cesses oi the enemy and casting
'doubt upon Germany's powet for
an economic resistance and de
preciating the wonderful achieve
ments of the German troops who,
it declares, arc victoriously with
standing the enemy.
?.ret1 'r ' . - ? r ? - ? >'?'??.?.
G-n. von I.ni.sin-.- ? expresses tbe
h..pe mat this admonition wilt ?uf
' ?ee astat that it will not b? nect??
?ary to < afrore? its? deer???. The
.Volks Zeituaf.? aid? that similar
decrees have been Issuer) In Eres
iati and other cities, all operativ?
Vienna newspapers received here
continue to print Interviews with
Field Martha 1 von Hindenburtr ard
fien. Ludendorff. the latest arpear
me in tin Keuee Wiener Journal
and ?? Est.
?Thai war has no?r been concen
trated upon French tarritory." Gen
eral LodendorfT is a.noted as saying.
**and by the enormous utilisation
of troops and material? has assum
ed prooprtion? which have thrown
everything hitherto accompli??? J
In the sbade. We thus tar have
stood th? bitter struggle honorably,
and are confident that we will con
tinue to do BO.
"We may all be thankful that the
war, ln the form? it baa assumed,
has oa the whole been spared u?
in our home territory. The armies
of th? Central Power? are ?afe
ajuardltig their home?."
-Issata??? Rama???'' a ll-a-d
Copenhagen. Sept. ??Field Marshal
von Hindenburg. according to a dis
patch from Berlin, has Issued a pro
clamation to the German people, de
claring that the enemy. In addition
to the armed offensive. Is conducting
an offensive by printed matter con
taining "most ineane rumor?" which
are distributed in Switserland. Hol
land, and Denmark, from which coun
tries they are spread throughout the
whole) of Ga-rmany.
The field marshal warns the people
"to be unonirtous against this enemy
who firrhts with scraps of paper and
rumora intended to sow dissension
and disunion among ourselves and
between us and our allies,'' and ex
horta all Germans to remember
"the?* poisoned craps" coma from
Use enemy.
Field Marshal von Hindenburg.
whose vigor and fresh appearance are
emphasised by the correspondents,
"The fact that th? Austrian offen
sive on the Piave tvaa not carried out
must not be taken too tragically. It
certainly was not for lack of cour
age, for the troop? fought iplendtdly.
The reason must be sought ln the
flooding of the Piave"
"Persevere'' Watekwatrd.
Th? field marshal said he looked
with confidence to Albania and
Macedonia, "while ln Palestine the
Maglisti hai not succeeded with nu
merous bloody attacks In shaking
th? resistane? of the Turk?." He
also referred to the Br|ti?h expe
dition'in Perda and on the Murman
coast of Russia, and then said:
"Th? decisive battle for the Cen
tral Powers, however, is taking
place ?? th? Western front, where
th? Central Power? ar? ?tending
shoulder to ahoulder In a defensive
"It la true we ar? ?u?erlng grlev
cusly from the war. but wa ?hau
? merge stronger from it. We shall
return home after the glorious bat
ti? to assure peaceful labor and
then pluck the fruit of our fight.
"To thin end th? watchword is
'persevere.' We may look serenely
into tbe future."
Waiter, a Shark Steak,
And Weil Done, Please"
X?*w Haven, C*?nii.?"Walter, a ?hark
?teak, and have it weil aJor..." may
soon be heard amona; the popular
Sound ?here rettcrte. Acaterlhaaj to re
port? of ?he State Fiali aad Game
Comanissiortars. dog- saark-, many of
which created a ?care among bather?
a few year? ago because they so
.???y resembled the man-eaurs. ars
?Jeing ext?n?iv?l> csetd for food al?n?;
Max Miller Arrive? with First Cargo
from New York.
Chicago. Sept. ?.?Max Miller, the
flr?t New York to Chicago aerial mail
man, landed here tonight with forty
pound? of letter? from New York at
6:j5 o'clock. The landing waa made
at tha ground? of the war exposition
in Orant Park. Thousand? were on
hand to cheer him and formal receipt
of the mall wa? ?riven by Capt. B. F.
Mt. Vernon Torpedoed Ofi
Coast of France?Details
Are Still Lacking.
The TJ. S. 8. Mt, Vernon. army
tranaport, formerly the German liner
Kronprinies?ln Cecilie, waa torpedoed
Thursday by a German submarine
about :oo mile? at aea from the French
fahe wa? homeward ^ound, and wa?
able to return to port at fair speed.
It la not known yet If there were
any casualties.
Information obtained at the Navy
Department last night la confined to
the contenta of a dispatch giving only
meager details, but as tbe dispatch
mention? no los? of life it I? believed
by Navy Department officials that
there probably wa? none.
The Indication is also that the Mt.
Vernon waa not damaged badly, aa
tbe dlapatch states the vessel was
able to return to a French port under
a speed of fourteen knots. There
were no troops aboard, a? the ship
waa returning to America.
Bla; ??a Kart
The If' Vernon I? one of the
biggest and fastest Teasel? in the
transport ?ervice. She haa a gros?
tonnage of 18.7.:. Her commander
ia Capt. Douglas F. Dismukes. Aa
the Kronprinzessin Cecilie, she waa
the last of the German liner* at ?tea
before internment.
With a great shipment of gold
abaard from America Intended for
France, tbe Kronprinzessin had put
oat from New York Ju?t before Gar
many declared *ar on Franco. When
word of the declaration of war reach,1
ed the vessel by radio, she wa?
turned back and put Into the nearest
port. Bar Harbor, Maine, whence all
her passengers had to be returned
to their embarking point by rail.
Among these passenger? were the
delegate? to The Hague conference.
Peeretary Daniel? recalled yeater.
day afternoon that the Kronprinzes
sin Cecelie war the moat damaged of
all the German liner? sabotaged by
their crew.i by cider of Bernatorff
lust before seizure by the United
State?, and that the engineering work
nccosnplierted in a quick restoring of
the ?hip to ?ervice wa? one of the
conspicuous feat? of American en
gineering In the war.
Alleging that a woman whom ?he
named aa corespondent had not
only stolen her husband? affection?,
but had signed the questionnaire of
hla wife when he ?va? drafted into
the army as a member of Company
C, Fifty-ninth Infantry. Mr?. Ruby
TS. Neltzey brought suit for abso
lute divorce yesterday In the equity
court? againat Hammett D. Neltzey.
whom ?he charges with misconduct
and failure to provide.
They were married at Alexan
dria, V*., Sept. 21, 1914. and have
one child. Archer Neitaey, who??
custody the mother asks.
It Is averred in the complaint
that ever since they were married
th? husband ha? refueed to support
hi? wife, compelling her to work
In order to provide a living for her
aelf and child, and even then ahe
he? had to depend upon her parent?.
U. Edward Clarke Is her attorney".
But Intoxicating Beverages
Mav Be Bought Until
June 30, 1919.
Brewing operation! of all kinds
will oease on Dec 1 by an order
of the Food Administration.
The reason for this is tint the
President, the food, fuel end rail
road administrators and tue Wat'
Industries Board, have determined
that the food, fuel and transporta
tion which are utilized in th'.*? in
dustry must be directed to essen
tial war industries. V
While this does not mean that
no brewery products can be pur
chased after that date. It does mean
that no beer or other drinks can
be manufacturer after that time.
?'?,????,????? Rider Paaaes.
The emergency agricultural stimula
tion bill with the bone dry prohibition
rider. Anally rarsed the Senat ? late
yesterday but not before a vote of
record had been taken on the prohibi
tion provision.
Senator Kali, of New Mexico, asked
for the record vote, and the prohil i
tion amendment was approved by a
vote of forty-five to six. The Senators
who voted against the amendment
were Brandaaree (Rep), of Connecti
cut: Gerry (Dem), of Rhode Island;
Phelan (Dem?, of California: Pomer
ene (Dem), of Ohio: Ransdel] <Den.>.
of Louisiana; and Underwood CDemi,
of Alabama.
Senator Ransdel!. after the vote
had been taken, explained that he
is heartily In favor of State and
nation-wide prohibition, but that he
could not vote for the measure be
cause he believed It to be uncon
stitutional and an Invasion of the
police powers of the several States.
This opinion, it appeared from
debate. Is shared by many members
of the Senate who believe that the
provisions which will prohibit the
manufacture, aale or importation of
all spirituous, vinous and malt li
quors from June "0. 1919. until the
President, by proclamation, declares
that demobilization has been com
pleted, will not twithstand an at
tack In the courts.
Senator Rank head, of Alab.irna.-wko
altered a perfecting? amendment today
providing for compensation by the
government for distilled spirits which
may remain in- bond nfter the law
tikes effect, declared his prohibition
.leanin??, but said that the act which
prohibit? the sale of spirita remai.:
ine In bond Is conflscatory and there
fore probably unconstitutional, and
aafd he offered his amendment to cor.
rect this fault In the bill and to pro
tect the law from attack In the court*.
The fact that there has been no de
termined fight on the amendment by
the opponents of prohibition in the
Senate Is explained by some Senators
, aa due to the fact that the
anti-prohibitionists entertain doubts
whether the President will approve
the measure on account of the qucs
, tion of Its constitutionality.
Farmers* to Retaliate
On Threshers, Organize
Beilefontaine, Ohio.?When Fred C.
Croxton, Ohio'? Food Commissioner,
organised the thresher men and per
mitted them to fix a schedule of
prices. farmers In many places
throughout the State, It is said, be
came wrought up snd formed socie
ties of their own The Phllomathean
Threshing Company Is the name given
to an organization of farmers on the
Sidney pike, west of here.
Dof Catcher Uies Motorcycle.
The police of 7?uisville, Ky?, have
found that a motorcycle outfit for
dog catching Is more easily handled
than a horse-drawn outfit. One now
in use there, show?*, in the Popular
Mechanics Magazine, consists of a
two-wheel car containing a cage ani
attached to the rear of a motorcycle.
Accompanying the outfit Is a driver
and a dog catcher equipped with a
long-handled net.
With the American Forces Pursuing
the Germans Between the Vesle and
the Al.ne'. Sept .&\?The same Ameri
can division that some weeks ago
reached the Vesle first was also the
first to puah Its advanced mounted
patrols to the Alane Canal Is in the
present pursuit of the Germans
Further to the east an American
dlvlaion. aa well aa French unit? on
It? right, are being retarded by the
Klfth Prussian Guards, who are
throwing storm battalions into the
fray, one by one. employing a heavy
Indirect machine gun and field gun
fire in the? region of Neurlval.
Stlg Reaaataaee ?a Left.
On th? left the Americans encoun
tered tho ?tlffcst German resistance
in the .juarries northwest of Baxoches.
around Perles. German groups, cut
off. fought to the end. Their doom
came when Laombs were thrown on
the tunnel entrances from- above.
Corp. L,. A. Heckman and Private
C. L. Brooks, both observers, crossed
the Vesle on the heels of the combat
patrols, unwinding telephone wire as
they proctieded. (
Reaching the crest of the plateau
west of Perles, the pair perceived vol
leys of machine sun fire rising not
far distant, and pretty soon they es
pleti nine Germana Dropping their
telephone reels. Heckman and Brooks
unslung their rifles' and openeal firo
Tho Gernikus promptly turned lall
and made for the reclon north of the
Plateau. The two Yankee observers
followed right after them. Suddenly
Ih?} ?.polirti half a dozen iiokl gray
sold.ert crawling on hands n.vd knooe,
heading in a diction where thny
could ?ani the AmedeaUu.
Quick as a flash Heckman turned
around and "banged" away at this
new group of Germans. He shot two
of. them. The others ran. The pair
climbed a tree from which they could
observe the French cavalry and Amer
ican mounted patrols bending north
ward on the plateau. They ?potted a
German machine gun whose crew was
evidently hiding its time to enfilade
the Franco-American patrols. They
telephoned the new? back to the
American heavies which in the next
minute smashed the enemy nest.
Just then a German airplane ap
peared overhead and dropped a goodly
number of bomb?. They rrisscd the
tree, but broke the wire. Heckman
calmly repaired them, and the two
continued their observation work.
Maeblae baa Toll Heavy.
A Long Island machine gunner
who escaped In the recent German
attack on Fismettes relocated the
machine gun position where he wa?
stationed in that attack. He found
i-i dead Germans in front of the
position. They were still unburied
owing to the constant Are. It Is
estimated the Germans lost 200 In
killed when they retook Fismette?.
The Americans marched up the
ravines from the Vesle equipped
with ga.? masks, since the whole
area Is ?till drenched with poison
fumes. The roads are dotttd with
craters caused by the American
heavies. .
I 'cad horses, messenger dogs and
mules lay everywhere, giving fur
ther evidence that the position?
have not been occupied by Infantry
fur some time, the sole defense con
fisting in machine gun garrisons.
Secretary of the Interior Pays
Honor to Frenchman.
New Tork, Sept. 8. ? "Lafayette
Field" Is the new name of the flying
field ln the Mount Desert National
Park. It was fo named today by Sec
rotary of the Interior Lane, who an
nounced here tonight that he had
given It the name in honor of the
Frenchman whose birthday was cele
brated today and In honor of the
Lafayette Lscadrille.
Two Lieutenants and Four
More Privates Added to
Honor Roll.
Six more names were added to
Washington's roll of honor yesterday
when two local officers and four pri
vates were reported severely wound
ed ln action.
The men are Laieut. William W.
Dodge. Jr.. 13? ? street northeast;
Lieut. Thomas V. Barb, Berwyn, Md.;
Private Ashley O. Du vail, 2501 Thir
teenth street northwest; Joseph Lo
corte, 923 Twenty-second street north
west; Robert H. Tracey, Anacostia.
and William J. Nickel. ?94 Fourth
street northeast.
I..cat. Dodge Carried Comrade.
Lieut. Dodge la a hero of which his
native city may well be proud?in the
engagement in which he received his
wound he carried a comrade fifty
yards under heavy fire, while wound
eei himself ln seven places.
Tbe young officer was 23 years of
age. and had spent the greater part
of hi? life tn Washington. He re
ceived hl3 commission at the Second
I leaver ve Officers' Training Camp at
Platteburg, and had been In France
a year when he was wounded. His
father ts William W. Dodge, ?r.. of
this city.
The second on the list, Lieut
Thomas V. Barb, Is the son of Mr.
ond Mr?. B. F. Barb, ef Berwyn,
fie was commissioned at the first
officers' training camp at Fort
kfyer. Va. and had also been In
France over a year. He waa mar
ried a short time before his de
parture to Misa Josephine B. Gra
ham, of "arkersburg, V'a.
Vaiati. Ia Weaadett.
A?hley Duvall at the time he
received his wound was only 18
years of age. His parents. Mr. and
Mrs. W. Clarence Duvall, have
been notified that their youngest
?on waa wounded ln action on
July 19.
Private Dnvall was born In
Galthersburg, Md., but has lived in
this city for the past ten year?.
He enllatedV In the District Guards
when IB year? of age. and served
on the Mexican border.
He was called Into active service
with the national army in April of
last year, and was sent to France
in December.
a'aaag lull?, oa I.l.f.
Joseph laocorte ha? two brothers In
the service, one of whom has also
been wounded. The brothers are
Italians who came to this country
nine years ago. Locorte enlisted In
the army about five months ago, with
his older brother. Vita I.ocorte. He
was sent overseas several months
Private Robert Tracey Is one of
the local boys who left with the Dis
trict Guards a year ago. He enlist
ed In the guard a year ago. and was
sent shortly afterward to France. He
Is 20 years of age.
Mrs. John Nickel, mother of William
J. Nickot. has been notified by the
War Department that her son was
wounded in action in June.
Nlckol wa? 21 years of age, and had
been a member of the Nailonal Guard
at the time the organization was sent
to Mexico. Ha went to France with
his regiment last December.
Washingtonians at Camp Perry
Stand Highest in TryouU.
Camp Perry, Ohio. Sept. 6?(Staff
Correspondence) ? The Washington
rifle team representing the District
of Columbia at the national atenea
here are making a wonderful ?howiny
In their preliminary practice, having
the live highest men on all the ranges
to date.
As computed tonight C. D. Perkins.
Jr., stands first; Henry H. Loliear,
second; F. Chisholm, third; R. V.
Reynolds, fourth, and Kdward A.
Strachen. fifth.
On Wednesday a heavy gale began
to l>low. culmin?t.ng In a cloudburst
In which live Inches of rain fell, floot'
tng the camp and causing great dis
comfoit. In consequence there was no
?hooting of any kind on that day.
Yesterday the weather moderated
considerably, and In the 200 yarda
competitive practice C. D. Perkins.
Jr.. Sam Houston and F Chisholm
made the maximum possible with
scores of fifty each, while Just C.
Jensen and A. G. Schmidt were close
up with forty-eight each. The boys
are all making good progress ln then
practice shoots, and feel confident ot
giving an excellent account of them
selves when the big events ebgln,
September 15.
British Lose Thirteen Machines,
Says London Statement,
London, Sept. ?.-Thirty-seven Ger
man airplanes were brought down by
the British yesterday, the War Office
announced tonight. The British lost
thirteen machines. ' Three German
captive balloons were sent down in
flames. Twenty-one tons of bomhs
were drootted on various German
1,000 Per Cent Increases
in 3 Years Shown in
Revenue Debate.
Aspects of Big Income Tax
Proposal Made Clear
by Kitchin.
Chairman Kitchin, of the Ways
and Means Committee opened the
debate on the $8,000,000,000 rev
enue bill yesterday by givitlg to
the House some startling figures
showing how personal incomes in
the United State? have swollen
since the war. The figuret were
taken at random from the secret
records of the Treasury Depart
"It might produce a ?pirit of
Bolshevism in the United States
if I read too many of them," he
Mr. Kitchin read the list partly
to justify the committee's action
in imposing heavy supertaxes on
all incomes in excess of $100,000
a year. He explained that the
rates agreed upon by the commit
tee wer? larger than those in-any
country of tbe ivorld, whereas the
rates on the smaller incomes
would be much lower than those
imposed by either Great Britain,
or Trance.
Oae Striking laataltt.
One of the most striking Inttancea ?
of the bla; Increase In personal In
come since the war Degan, wa* given
by Mr. Kitchin in the matter of Use
Income? of the president, superintend
ent and treasurer of a large manu
facturing pipe concern. In 1914 th?
income of the president of this com
pany, according to hi? Income tax
return, waa $8.341: In T9T7 it ?u $729.
OOO; the superintendent's income lump
ed from $4.347 In 1914 to t?3SJEtt in
1917, and the treaamer's income waa
raised from JS.523 to $715.373.
Ot'ier fleure? cited l>y liim for the
purrsos? of comparison wore a? fol- j
lows :
Income In 1911 In 1917.
? ?3.5?.1115.123
J?s.OOO.$546 000
Member? of the ricuse evinced
considerable Interest in the rvad
[ ins; of the figures. Representative
'arinon, of Illinois, inquired wheth
I er a great many of these increases
I did not arise from government war
?contract? from the government. Mr.
Kitchin replied:
"I would make a gnes? that prob
ably moat of these individuals mak
i ing in'?? enormous increate? In
? profit?, a large majority of them
| at lea?t, had directly or Indirectly
? . war contract. That Is why we
want to put the Income taxes high
enoufgh to ft them."
The rate? in the bill will take !
$647.000 from an income of ?1.000.
00O and leave $353.0"0. A person
with a ?T..000 ono Income will have ?
about ?l.&OO.ono left. Explaining
Ulla feature of the hill, Mr. Kitchin
?aid that It w?s thought Inadvis
able to Impose higher rate? on tbe |
larger Income? for the following
"First, men of such large Income?
do not expend them on living ex
pense?, but use them In expanding
their buaine??.
"Second, If the taxes are too high.
men having these large Income?
will Invest them In tax-free bonds
anil thereby escapo taxation alta
getii, r.
?'Third, they would dump their j
securities on the market tf the j
taxes were made oppressive an!
thereby unstabilize the market.''
Mr. Kitchin explained at Icngtii
the committei/s action in decidin,
thnt Hie President. Supreme Court
Jjstices atr.l other I'rtieral an-J
State ?.(Tlcltiis ?lio.'d i*y incorno
tax. He ?aid that, although the
Constittuion prohibit? any diminu
tion of the ?alarles of these offi
I ciale durine; their term or office, a
? majority of the members believed
I ?.hat an i:icome tax would not bo
a diminution.
<'omp.irl?n? of Flgnrra.
"Tliir, bill ral?es twice a? much
annual rev?tue as ;'i:s or any other
natlon ever alternated to produce,"
Mr. Kitchen ?aid. "It |? more than
three times the total of lion-!? issu.-d
and taxes levied by the Federal gov
ernment during the civil v.ar. ami
$2,500,000.000 more than the total cost
of that war. I ftn?ly r?.jteve that uic
bill wil! ral=e the f ill eniount nce,v^?
without ruining husince? or embar
rassing a siiiRle individual.
"I want every taxpayer to know
that evv y tax Ite pays 1? soins '"te
our treasury to help save the exis
tence of thia government ?led to prcT
serve his liberties and his Misino?*.
The man not willinc. to contribute.to
auch a c.tuse Is not a patriot. It I?
not enough to say he is ?Tallin?: to do
hi? bit. The titat? ha? come when
? every man must be willing to do hi?
Growing Hairtu Manifested in Com
pliment to Wilson.
The unpopularity of the Gemane In
Switzerland is steadily increasing.
but it has .a'*-iy been manifested ln
a striking compliment to President
Wilson, according to an official dis
patch from Geneva ???estcrday. It says:
"One of the great streets in Geneva
is called Germans street?a name it
owes to German merchant? who
settled down in that quarter in former
centuries. A committee has Juat been
formed in Geneva to get the town to
change the name of that street and
give it President Wilson'a name."
Bolshevist Premier Believed Scar
ing Death, Says Report.
London. Sept. ?.? Nicolat L?nine, the
Bolshevist premier, who was shot by
a woman would-be assassin some days
ago. Is weaker, according to a wire
less dispatch from Moscow. His tem
perature la rising. His chances of re
covery are said to have diminished
owing to the great loss of blood dur
ing the extraction of a bullet.
1 77 German War Prisoners
Victims of Fever
Eighteen German prisoner? at the
Internment camp at Hot tSprlngs. X.
<.'., have died of typhuid in an epidem.c
of 177 cases, the War Laepartro.-ni an
nounced yesterday afternoon.
?11 the patient? hare been tr?n?
feircd to Arn.y General Hospital No.
il, at Blltniorc. N. C , and all remain
ing pi.?oner? at tha; camp have be^-ii
transferred to the interment camp at
Fort Oglethoipe. Ga,
The first report cf the typhoid
among the German? tvrs received ba
the surgeon general's office here Au
gust 1, and an investigation wa? te
gun at once. It waa found that tfce
outbreak; of the allaeaa?? tanta due ?a? .
sarplementary water ?upnly for toilet
purposes fixtm wel'a. ulthough pre
caution had been taken to ?terilire
this supplementary supply.
The Hot Springe camp waa turned
over to the army in July for the tran?.
ference of all prisoner? to the ramp
? t Fort Og?. thorpe. The Hot Springs
camp wa? instituted by the Depart
ment of Lahor, and it? occupants
mostly were ?eamen from Interne*!?
German shirs that wore eefred at the
declaration of war by the Vnlted
States. There were ~1?7 men Interned
there. Thev all were li ocula'ed with
anti-typhoid serum following the In
vestigation by th? ?"rseon general.
War Department Corrects Ramor
THey Need Not Register.
Vet?:rana of the Spanish-American
War art not exempt from draft under
the rew man-power bill making th?^
apre limits from 18 to A?. The War
Department emphasised this fact last
night in a statement issued through
the Provost Marsh.il General's office.
Numerous inquiries have reached
the department, it is said. Indicating
.that there has gone abroad a wldc
apreai impression that men who
fought in 1S?8 are not required to
register on September ?2. There is
no ground whatever for this report.
Gen. Crowder states, and men be
tween IS and 45 who fought In th*
war against Spain are subject to
the selective .service act the same
as other men.
Blame? Bankng Hou?e Demand for
Failure o Pay.
Director General McAdoo. It, a states
ment last night, declared that the
failure of the Chicago and West In
diana Railroad Compary to meet
$IG.0C0.6n0 one-year collateral 6 per
eent trust notes on September 1. the
date of maturltv. was not because of
the Federal Railroad Administration.
He declared on the contrary that
the banking firm of J. P. Morgan and
Company refused to renew tne obli
gation except at a rate of interest of
9 Zrt per cent, which terms, the state
ment say?, "both the Director Gen
eral ani the niTicers of the Chicago
and Western Indiana Railroad Com
pany regarded, and still regard, as
excessive and unwarranted.**
Mr. McAdoo Issued his ?statement to
eontradirt reports in a New York
newspaper, which blamed the Rail
road Administration and charged that
It had declined to advance the neces
sary funds and had refuse the com
pany permission to borrow at a rate
higher than 6 per cent.
Rain Postpones Lawn
Party at Playground
Five hundred children of the Happy
Hollow Playground. Eighteenth ftreet
and Kaloiama road""northwf St. were
grevions!?* disappointed when rain
postponed their lawn fete from F.i
day until Monday. Tbey had spent
many hours decoratine their play
ground with crepe paper.
The taw;i party will take place at .".
o'clock Monday. The proceed? will
be turned over to the Washington
Welfare Association which provide?
milk anfa hot drink? to the needy
children on the playground? in winter
Takes Over Columbia UniTerwtT.
New York. Sept. ?.?Columbia Uni
versity ha? been taken over by the
Federal government for ??* ?j a p
?rmy post. Actual occupancy will
talk? place October 1.
? -r. -
Southern Key Point of Hlnden
burg Line End-angered by Brit
ish Push on 1 2-Mile Front.
Haig's Armies Occupy Nurlu, Lieramont,
Longavesnes, Equancourt?Progiess
In Flanders Also ?Made.
London. Sept. 6.?St. Quentin, the southern key pennt of
the main Hmdenburg defense line facing the British, is im?
iTinently menaced as the result of an all-day British advance,
which earned Haig's forces forward between two and three
miles on a twelve-mile front and to a point seven miles e*?t
of the Somme.
Monchy-Lagache, Vraignes and Tincourt-Boucly have rjeen
captured. The distances between these points and St Quentin
From Vraignes?Nine and a half miles.
From Monchy-Lagache?Ten miles.
From Tincourt-Boucly?Twelve miles.
At the same time the British army northeast of Peronne
forged ahead between two and three miles on a wide front
toward Le Catelet, the Hlndenburg line bulwark, situated half
way bewteen Cambrai and St. Quentin. Equancourt. Nurlu,
Longavesnes and Lieramont are in British hands.
At Longavesne? the British are only eight and a half mile? ?outh
west of Le Catelet; at Nurlu ten mile? ??parate them from that
town, and at Lieramont they are only nine mile? wet of it. Ejqavan
court lie? nine mile? ?outhwes' of Bopaurae.
Except for the stretch of front between Havrinccurt and the
Scarpe, the British are everywhere acro?, the Somme and the Canal
In the angle formed 'y the canal ard the Bapaume-Cambrai
high road the Germans are pulling a desperate resistance; but there,
too, the British are slowly but surely ploughing northeastward in the
direction of Cambre?. The most powerful natural obstacle in their
path i? Havrincourt Wood; but Haig announced tonight thta hi?
forces are approaching its southern edge, and are also nearing MeU
en-Couture, two* and a half mile? east of the canal.
In Flander* the town of Aroientiere? is almost within the grasp
of the Anglo-American troop? advancing eastward. Their lmes ??rere
ad?, ?need again today all the way between Erquingham and ?otath?
east of Ypres, and further touth Neuve Chapelle fell to them.
London, Sept. 6.?South of Peronne the British tonight stand
seven miles east of the Somme, Field Marshal Haig announced ir. his
official night report.
Monchy-Lapsche (seven miles southeast of Peronnel, Tincourt
Boucly (four and a half miles east of Peronne) and Vraignes (sut.
miles southeast of Peronne) are in British hands.
Numerous prisoners were taken.
Farther north, in their advance toward Le Catelet, the strong
point in the main Hindenburg defense lines, half way between St.
Quentin and Cambrai, the British smashed eastward to a depth of
between one and three miles, capturing Nurlu, Lieremont, Longavca?
nes and Equancourt
Still farther ? north, driving northeastward toward Cambrai, the
British arc approaching Meti-en-Couturc, two and a half miles east
of the Canal du Nord, the statement says. They are also nearing th?
southern edge of Havrincourt Wood, one of the last natural obttaete?
separating them from Cambrai in that area.
In Flanders the British line was pushed forward between Erquin???
I-.em and the region ?outheast of Ypre?.
At the British Front. Sept. 4 ?
Countless signa of the growing con
cern among the German populace and
of increasing discontent in the Ger
man army are contained in lettera
and papers fo-nd on dead and cap
tured Oerm .aa.
Drastic orders have been issued by
the enemy's high command tn an at
tempt to buck up the Teuton troops
and instill the old-ti me spent and
Certain enemy divisions ha* e been
cut to ribbons in the recent defeats.
Tha troops from southern Germany
show a lower morale than thoae from
north Germany,
There can be no longer any doubt
about the shortage *of German man
power. It ia corroborated by the
slipshod-shuffle of units along the
fifty miles of the British battle line.
One, batall?n in tbe laat few days'
fighting consisted of one officer and
thirty-five men. The normal strength
of a German battalion ia 1.000.
Prisoners taken yesterday by the
British Fourth Arra> cam? from thli
ty-four battalions of twenty-two Pdgl
ments representing eight divisions
grouped in a limited are?.
Captiv?e tell of desertion* and of
the atem methods taken by the huh
command to discourage desertions.
? document signed by Lieut Gen. von
Pcterdorflr found at a captured Ger
man headquarters says, in part:
"Within fourteen da> s one non-com
miMaioned officer and ten raen of
other ranks have beer, missing from
the second guard reserve division.
This ia an indication that the troops
are insufficiently commanded and su
perviaed. There is all the less excuse
for this inasmuch as the division ry *
a period of ten weeks training and
.Teat ua good gu-aiTera, winch is more
thrn any other dlws.on on the
cm front has had.
"I most positively rely upon ener
getic action by officer? an?* all
ranks to prevent incident? of thi?
wturf which endanger the ?rood
reputation of our division '
An unposted letter found oc ft
prisoner and addressed to bis wift
Thinge ?re beyond description.
If It sets too hot. I shall let rays-elf
be taken prisoner. A food many
are deserting '
LaUdendorfF himself in an army
order complains of the vettSff? ?f
heavy and field artillery. Another
captured order says greater care
should be taken in tbe us? of bat
teries as In a recent se; .on Germs?
shells d*-opped on German trenrhe?
killing 'heir own men
Tbe encerness with which ivrmi
of soldiers surrender is further
evidence that German conftd?jK* Ut
the future Is shettered.
CaliiorLia's Crop ot
Walnuts Record Breaker
Loa Ansel?? ?Callfornl? ? walnut
crop will be tiie createsi in taw hi?
tory of th? Indualrv. accordine ta <
Thorp?, manacer of tt,? California
Walnut Grower?' Aaaoctattos. Drat
?hipnaenu of tbe ???.?on ? pick art ?J
pect.d to ba on lb? rail? Uva lattar
part ot September
"Appro?lmaw ?> DO 000.00? pound? of
th? largess raealad walnut? ta th?
world." .^..d Thorpe "will be father
ed tn CaJsaasfaaia till? ataaon. T?sa sa??
timated return on this croi? wjil tvp
prci.irr.au K-iw-.tst?'

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