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WILSON REPLY Lodge and Poindexter Will Speak Today on Peace Proposals. Open discussion of the President's reply to Prince Maximilian's peace proposal ia looked for tn the Senate to day when 1U sessions are resumed after the three-day recess. Two of the Senators on the Republican side. Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, the Republican leader, and Senator Poin dexter. of Washington, have given notice informally that they will ad dress the Senate on the subj?**-ct. They spent yesterday in preparation of the speeches which they intend to de liver. Whether the discussion when opened by these two Senators will develop Into a field day of debate on the President's answer can only be con jectured. It la assumed, however, that some reply to what the two Senators may have to say will be forthcoming; from Senator Hitchcock, chairman of the Foreiifn Relations Committee, and poesibly from other Senators who sup port the Administration. Overnight study of the President's reply has convinced some of the doubtful Senators that the position as sumed by the President was exactly right and there is scarcely a dissent ing voice among those who discuse the note. Some of those who In dorsed the message in interviews given out Tuesday were even stronger in their indorsements yesterday. Senator William?? View. Senator John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, gave out a statement in which he said; "President Wilson has put Prince Maximilian In an unpleasant posi tion. He is ln the predicament cf being internationally gone if he an swers In one way, thai is in accept ing the American proposals, and of being persona non rrrafa with his own people in any event" Senator Chamberlain, of Ore-ron, chairman of the Military Affaire Committee, said: "The President'? answer is a de mand for unconditional surrender The German reply will disclose whether or not the German govern ment waia sincere In It? proposal for peace negotiations. I am In clined to believe the answer will re veal Germany's absolute Insincerity." Aa Sa-aaaator Roblaueai See. It. Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, said : The President demands informa tion from the German government, flrst as to jrhether the terms of peace aa set forth In his address of January 8 ?re srccepted ; second. he requires aa a precedent to dis cussing an armistice the immediate withdrawal of German forces from all Invaded territory. His third In quiry l?--as to whether or not the offer comes from the military au thorities of the empire. These three questiona will, tn my opinion, dia dos?, the Insincerity of the German government in its present attempt to secure peace, and emphasize the ne cessity for completely overcoming the armed forces of the central emp?rea before permanent peace can be made. "To refuse any consideration of the German overtures would be to give color to Germany's contention that she Is lighting a defensive warfare, and would probably restore in part the morale of the German army. The President has demanded a frank and sincere test of Germany's good faith, and the wisdom of his courae in my opinion wfil be vindicated by subse quent events." Senator ?Ashurst. of Arizona, ?aid: "The President's reply is one of the masterly strokes of his entire serv ice. . He has. b5 his Inquiry, set a trap for the German government which cannot be escaoed.*' JOHN BLIGH IS DEAD. John Bligh of Washington died last week at Fort Benjamin Harrison of pneumonia. He wan employed by the Postal Telegraph Company before he enlisted last June. He has many friends ln the south part of Wash ington and at the telegraph company g ho will miss him. THE MOST DANGEROUS DISEASE No organs of the human body are so Important to health and long Ufe as the kidneys. When they .'low up and ton.mence to lag in their duties, look out: Danger is in sight. Find out what the trouble Is?with out delay. Whenever you feel nerv ous, weak, dizzy-, suffer from sleep lessness, or have pa.ns In the back or difficulty ln passing urine?wake? ?p at once. Your kidneys need help. These are signs to warn you that your kidneys are not performing their functions properly. They are only half doing their work and are allow ing impurities to accumulate and be ronverted Into uric acid and other poison.?*, which are causing you distress ani will ??estroy you unless .hey are driven from your system. Get some GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Capsules at once. They are an old. tiled preparation used all over the world for centuries. They contain only old-fashioned, soothing oils com bined with strength-giving and eya tem-cleansing herbs, well known and used by physicians ln their dally practice. GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Capsules are Imported direct from the laboratories ln Holland. They are convenient to take, and will either give prompt relief or your money will be- refunded. Ask for them at any drug store, but be eure to get the original imported GOLD MEDAL brand. Accept no substitutes. In sealed packages. Three sizes.?Adv. As the sun of life sinks toward the west Life has been said to consist of a constant succession of breakdown? and repair?. In old age, the former predominate. The body machine is more or less worn out. Digestion is less perfect, elimination of waste is inCTcas-ed in quantity, but reduced in efficiency. Hence, coniarpation is particularly perniciou?. Constipation means more than mere failure of the bowels to move rt*gnlarly and thoroeifhly. It means stagnation of the trootatnts of the intestin?:, increased fermentation, putrefa-c?? and germ action, the produCTtion of irrit-ating and poisonous substances, that are absorbed into the blood and ?-Tarned all over the body. * This is a>**ray?? serosas?? oid atze it is e-^ectaily dangerous. Constipation cannot be cured by drugs at any age. It ? especially harmful to tn aged person to use pills, salts, and similar str<7>ng pt?trges in order to force the bowels to art ??? The NujciJ Tr-ranrv-nr for CoruWDirjcr is not only safe, it is in every wary efficient Nuiol is not a drug, does not act like any drug. Nujol helps nature to re-establish easy, soft, thorotjgh bovs/el ??TvaCajatia'TBQ?as ' ' regsilar as dock ??rork." Nujol softens and kareps properly moist the in testinal waste. Nu}ol makes it easy for the intestinal l-macles to actfand ptatucuts them from t>?J*eraVCark. Nujol ahasorbs rscaisoiis and -Tarries "Thatm o?at of the body. Get Nujol frotn y<7??ax ?iraggist and take it aaTTcortiing tO daTt-XTTtTasTTVaTTst. ?Vnrriino ' NT^JOL is sold or?r m sealed rr timing. ho(des bcarin] Mark. Insist ?estollili ? g the Nujol Trade NssTol. ??? may ruffer from Nujol Laboratories STANDARD OIL CO. (NEW JERSEY) SO Bf-aadaxaty, New Y oik Guns Taken from Germans. BOOTY CAJ?3TU?i?g?> 1*T ^aVU.^?DSJ.YE? Ahtimi USERS OF LUXURIES ; TO SWELL REVENUES FOR WAR OVERHEAD CONTTSCED FROM PAGE ONE id the tax on private boxes at the .pera and similar performances from a per cent to 30 per cent of the price -?aid. Sperisi Excise Taxe?. Other excise taxes agreed to with :he changes made by the Senate com mittee are aa follows: Tennis rack its, golf clubs, baseball bats, foot balls, baseballs, golf balls. Ashing rods, billiard and pool tables, reels, :hess and checker boards, dice, and rather games, 10 per cent; candy, 10 per cent. Firearm?, shells and cartridges, ex sept those used by Federal or State it municipal authorities. 25 per cent In the case of pistols and 10 per cent In the case of all others. Th? Hat Is too long po enumerate. 1 mur? Lavera Hit. The luxury taxes adopted by the committee ?ere as follows: Picture frames costing more than 110; trunks costing more than t'a valises costing more than J15; purses costing moro than 13; lamps said shade? costing more than (25( um brella? and parasols costing more than tt; fans costing more than 11; house or smoking jackets costing more than $7.50; waistcoats ln excess of $S each; men'? and boys' suit? and overcoats ln excess of 150 each; wom en'? and misses' suits, coat? and cloaks, in exceas of 4*50 each; wom en's and misses' dresse? ln excess of 140 each; women's and misses' hats, bonnets and hoods in excess of ?115 each; men's and boys' hats in ex cess of tt each; men's and boys' caps in excess of tt each; women's, misses' and boya' boots sljoes. pumps and slippers In excess of ?0 per pair; men's and boys' neckties and neckwear In excess of J2 each; men's and boys' silk stock Inga in fiera of ? per pair; wom en's and misses' silk stockings in excess of S: per pair- men's shirts in excess of %t each; men's, women's, ' misses' and boys' pajamas, night gowns and underwear In excess of t?, per pair; kimonos, petticoats And waists In excess of $15 each. On the excess above the price stat ed for each of the foregoing ar ticles the tax Is to be 20 per cent. MOTORLESS SUNDAYS MAY BE IN FORCE UNTIL NEXT SPRING CONTINTTED FROM PAGE ONE. the Fuel Administration, there wa# in France only nine days* supply. The situation in the United States was little better for insuring a de pendable flow of motor fuel, unless extraordinary and peremptory action were taken. The demand from ths War Department for the American Expeditionary Forces and the allied armies was for 616.000 barrels (*2 gallon) on the seaboard for shipping as quickly as possible. The stocks on hand ln the territory east of the Mississippi River available for seaport concentration amounted to only 645,000 barrels, leaving a margin of only 29,000 barrels for domestic uses If the war demand was to be supplied. The war ?Jemand had to be supplied. No unwieldy rationing system was feasible for effectiveness at once. Ab stention from Sunday motoring would save thousands of barrels of gaso line each week and at least assure the supplying of needs at the front If not the piling up of a large sur plus. The Inequltableness of the Sun day appeal was realized. In that It deprived the middle class car owner of his only motoring day without de priving the well-to-do owner of pleas ure-riding the other six days, but it was the only scheme to save the day at once. Now It is the Intention of the Fuel Administration, through Its chief of the Bureau of Oil Conservation, W. Champlaln Robinson, to substitute gradually other means of conserva tion, but not universal rationing. The other means will operate to curtail the pleasure-riding of the wealthy as well as the flivver class, by pledges. By an extension of the -vol untary patriotic conservation to every day in the week. An education cam paign will accompany this pledge system. That campaign already has begun, with posters, and the initial press propaganda, and will be en larged. Publie Needs Educating. The need of education was empha sized by Dr. Robinson with the state ment that twenty-two per cent of the total annual production of 88,000,000 narre's was wasted after it reached :he hands of the motorists, in addi tion to the Immense evaporation waste ? manufacturing. Only a small part it the motorists' waste, he said, was lue to evaporation, spilling and wasti ng. More than thirteen per cent of the loss in motorists' hands Is due :o running the motor when the car s standing: Tracks Biff Conseiner?. The Immense war demands on the rountry's gasoline production was ?iven especial point, with the citing if fuel consumption ^Jgttkrty mo~ :ors, in airplanes and -^Rtiks and rucks. The Liberty Twelve ln an ?rplane consumes thirty-five gallons if gasoline an hour. The average light is two and a half hours. With ? single motor plane, this would make ? flight consumption of eighty-seven ind?? half gallons. For the squadron mit Of eighteen plane?, there would ie ?a caonsumption of 1.575 gallons of -asoline for each average flight. Tbe medium-size tank with Liberty motor use?? twenty (allons an hour in operation. The Whippet uses only slightly less, and the heavy tank uses considerably more A fleet of tanks on Just one short sector In one brief attack would use a thousand gallons of gasoline. The Ave-ton irmy trucks require a gallon of gaa 7>l!ne for each two and a l-alf miles, uid there are thousands of them at | the front In operati(7m constantly. "Motorless Sunday" not only will ? stay, but there will ?be motorless | week daya all around, voluntarily, patriotically, every <iay for every body, ao far as pleasure riding Is DOncemed. If the Fuel Administration succajeds in saving the country from rationing by obtaining co-operation through pledgee. BELT UNE PLAN TO BE PUSHED; _ I New Tracks Will Enable W. R. & E. Co. Cars to Use Potomac Park Loop. Otto M Eldlitz. president of the i/nlted States Housing Corporation. will have charge of the laying of the new trackage required for the opera tion of the proposed street railway belt line. The plans for this line have been approved by the District Commission ers and the Secretaries of War and the Navy. The tracks will be laid on ? street between Seventh and Eigh t'jenth streets, and on Florida avenue ?rom Connecticut avenue to Eigh teenth and U streets. The tracks of the Capital Traction Company and the Washington Railway and Elec tric Company will be connected by a short line on Seventeenth etreet from ? to Pennsylvania avenue. That short spur will permit the cars of the Washington Railway and Electric Company to use the Potomac Park loop of the Capital Traction Company. When tlie tracks are laid on ? etreet and Florida avenue cars of both lines would run on ? street from Eighteenth etreet to Seventh street and from Eighteenth and U streets to Connecticut avenue In a complete belt Daniel? Interested. "I feel sure that this belt line presents the best solution of the street-car problem." said Secretary Daniels, who has taken a keen In terest in the matter. "In carrying out the construction of this belt line it would undoubtedly be desir able to build the connection between the Capital Traction Company and the Washington Railway and Elec tric Company at Seventeenth street at the earliest possible moment, so that certain Mount Pleasant cars can be routed over the lines of the Capital Traction Company to Vir ginia avenue and Eighteenth street before the entire belt line Is put in operation. This would materially Improve conditions for residents of the Mount Pleasant section." MAY ASK WILSON TO WARN THE U. S. TO HELP OUT LOAN ?CUNTLNCB) KR.jM M UNS the celebration of the day thla year must have for the people of Amene*? a peculiar and thrilling a mitica? ? Every citizen le requested to cele brate ln order to stimul?t? a generous response to the Fourth LiOerty Loan. "Let the people's response to the Fourth Liberty Loan express the measure of their devotion to tlie ideals which have guided th * coun try from ita discovery until now," the President asks, "and let It ex Iirosa their determined purpose to de fe? A them and guarantee their tri imph." The day la declared a holiday far ? all Federal employ?e whoae eer vieta | may be spared. Almas Temple Shr?ners Call Ofi Loan Rally. The parade of Almas Temple, Mystic Shrine, scheduled for tonight, to be followed by a grand Liberty Loan maaa meeting at the Liberty Hut. has been called off by James S- McCarthy, chairman of the Alma Fourth Liberty Loan Committee, and L. Whiting Estes, potentate. Chairman McCarthy Issues an ur gent call, since the Commissioners ! ruling upset the Hut plan, to put | forth every effort in their power to aid ln bringing subscriptions up to the quota. A special plea ia di rected to Shriqers owning automo biles to come to the front in this new drive. Grip Causes Bond Sales to Lag. New Tork. Oct. 9.?Total subscrip tion? to the Fourth Liberty Loan at the close of business today were an nounced as IS78,163,700. This equals 21 per cent of the quota for the Sec one district. Of the outlying subdistricts. Buffalo is lagging farthest behind. The epidemic of influenaa Is prov ing a serious handicap ln this dis trict, especially In New Jersey, where all indoor meetings have been pro hibited by the health authorities Many factories, too, have been closed because of the spread of the disease among workers. A house-to-house canvass Is to be organised to offset these conditions. DEATH RATES HIGH IN CITIES Influenza Trebles D. C. Fig ure and Raises Boston's 600 Per Cent. As a direct result or Influenza and its immediate complications, the aver age* weekly death rate of a majority of the cities of the country Is from two to three times as high as nor mali}?. Washington's rate has trebled ln the New England district tbe Increase runs as high as four to seven times the average weekly mortality rate for the past five years, as corr puted by the United States Oriaaaua? Bureau. Curiously enough New York and Chicago show a smaller percent age of increase than any of the othtir big cities. The mortality figures for fifty of the leading cities of the country for the latest weekly period, au bulle tined to Washington, furnish the first authentic indication of the range and death toll of the epidemic among the civilian population. They represora! the annual rate per thousand of esti mated population for the weekly pe riod, with a comptarison of the aver age corresponding weekly rate tor the five previous years. New England Hard Hit. Boston's death rate Jumped from a weekly average of 14.7 to 100 2 per thousand population?a 600 per cent Increase. The rate ln other New England cities shows almost M high a percentage of increase Cambridge's present rate is 82.0 as compared to an average of 12.7. Lowell advanced from an average of 15.9 to 62.5 per thousand. The death rate of New Haven and other Connecticut localities has trebled since the beginning of the epidemic. Tbe present weekly rate of Providence is also three times as great ha In normal conditions. New York's latest weekly rate la computed at IS 8 for every thousand of popuatlon as compared to 11.7. the average for the pest five years. Chicago's rate advanced from 12.6 to 20.8. The rate in Jersey City more than doubled aa did that of phi?. Richmond aad Nashville Philadelphia's rate h*- * trebled. STEAMER IS SUNK Lmtrgency Fleet Ship "* ertfat? Lost id CoHiston The Amerlcar. steamship Weatgat) ' has baten sunk ln ? cellts?on with a? < other Amerlcar. vessel. Lloyd'? ?t> , nounced laat night. The Westgate Is luted In Lloyd'' ' shipping register as baring owned h: \ the initasd State? Bbtpptag Bean , ? Emergency Fleet > oiporatlonV 8h> < was of S.?? tons and was built In Ml < She hailed from Portland. Ore. Wuhan McDonald, mayor of Brad , ley Beach. N. !.. is a muniti-Mas ta? , tory' worker. GAS IN THE STOMACH IS DANGEROUS RecommetJ?i ?sl\y Um ?f NU? ritm to Overcome Tro-nbi?. Canted by Femifn'jnf foot ?od Acid ?rd tetUoT Gas and wtjM in the stomach aocom panied bv tarnt fail, bloated fwMM g after eating are almost certain erri dene* of the preaence of excee hydrochloric acid ?n the utomaeh. ero? ating so-called 'acid indigestion Acid (tomach? are dangerous be cause too much acid Irritate? *b? delicate lining of the stomach, ofu-i leading to gastritis accompanied ?'? ?eriou? ?tomach ulcer?. Food fer menta and sours, creat ing the d ? ? trrsslng gxs which distends the -atom ach and hamper? the normal func tions of the Titel internal orfane often affecting the heart It Is the worst of folfy to netfe? such a serious condition or to ti-*-?* with ordinary digestive aids wh?*t have no neutralizing effect on tag stomach acids. Instead get from an? I druggist a few ounces of Bisurat-^it | Magnesia and take a teaspoonful ? I a quarter glass of water right ?G<*? ?eating. This will driv* the rt?. w ?-? and bloat right out of the body sweeten the stomach, neturalia? ~'H excess acid and prevent its forma-tins nd there ia ro sourness or pi a Bisurated Magnesia <ln powder <m tablet form?never liquid or milk ? u harmless to the stomach, lnexpensr.t to take ?nd the best form of mag nesia for stomach purpoeea. It 11 used by thousands of people who em? joy their meals with no more fear oi indige?tion.?Adv. I. IMPORTANT NOTICE ; ?-Z^ Gas Bills Can Be Paid on or Before Tuesday, Oct. 15 And Discount Will Be Allowed Payment can be made at our main office, 411 10th St. N.W. Beginning Today and Continuing Till Tuesday, October 15th, Inclusive, Our Main Office Will Be Open for the Payment of Gas Bills From 8 A.M.till 3 P.M. and from 7 to 9 P.M. We desire to co-operate with the Health Department in every way and have taken this action for the purpose of eliminating the crowds which assemble in our office and at the various banks on the 10th of each month (the last dis count day). Thi? extension of the discount period is for this month only and has been granted purely in the interest of the pub lic hee.lth. If you cannot call during the day, the evening hours have been arranged for your special convenience. Ample clerks will be on hand to wait on you promptly. Remember the Hours?7 till 9 P. M. Beginning today, October 10th, and continuing daily till Tuesday, October 15 th, inclusive. Please co-operate with us by calling at your earliest convenience and thus avoid the usual crowd on the last day. The Washington Gas Light Co. HOWARD S. REESIDE, President ?ef u 411 TENTH STREET NORTHWEST.