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PUBLISHED EVBRT MORWTIHO 8T The Washington Herald Company, i3s-e.ij.43Q E.evecth Street. Phone Miin 3300 CLINTON T. BRAINARD.Pre?Went ?nd Publisher roRJEIs3?f mel?HEr>E*?rTATTTESl IE BECKWITH SPECTAX, AOKNC. New Tork. Tribune Bulletin??; Chicago. TriVune Bulldlnc- St. Loul?. THE BECKWITH SPECIAL AOKNCT new Tork. Tribune Bulldinc; Chicago. Trifcune? Bi TUlfd ? a Li a, n?. Bank Building: Detroit, Ford Building fltlBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER: Dully ?nd Sunday. ?0 cant? per month; 11.80 per year. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY HAIL: Dally and Sunday, 4S cwts per month; 15 00 per year. Dally only. 3S centa per month; ?4.?0 per year. THt'RSDW, OCTOBER io, Iff* -Concerning th? "Times" Expose. h* addition to our other readers, we wish to address this edi torial particularly to Mrs. Margaret Croton, nit) Girard street northwest. We read your letter in Mr. Brisbane's Times yesterday and as it displays a lack tg knowledge of certain points about which you wri.e, we take the liberty of setting you right Vo?j say that you little thought that Mr. Brisbane's Temper -u.ee" rather than "Prohibition" attitude was to be a source of bitter attack against him. Mr. Brisbane's attitude on temperance or prohibition has not been the source of a bitter attack. If there has been a bitter attack against Mr. Brisbane, jt wa? because Mr. Brisbane pretended to the people of Washington that he was the independent owner of the Washington Tim?, whereas when he was about to be expose, he admitted that the money which purchased the Times was loaned to him by brewers because of his "well-know ? convictions" and because it ?treuld "further the interests" of brewers. There are hundreds of newspaper editors, including the editor of this paper, who believe in temperance, bnt these editors have not bean mflu*nc?*d or aided by brewers' ?rubsidy. The independence of their editorial columns is the rigid program of respectable newspapers. Perhaps the foregoing will give a clearer insight of the "bitter attack" against Mr. Brisbane. The fact that this "bitter attack" is general enough to be launched hy respected newspapers from all parts of America eliminates the possibility of its being a persona! attack. Von must remember, too, that such attacks did not originate with .either pc-?ons or newspapers, but with the. Alian Proparty (his t odia ?, a*. ?aWly appaxntex, onici?! of oar gen-ernment. The Gem?an phase of the documentary evidence furnished by the Alien Property Custodian also represents the convictions of the Alien Property Custodian. Whether he is justified in his insinuations will be determined ky the United States Senate on whom has devolved the duty of investigating the chargats. We hare referred to your letter because it is the first of its kind we have ???en. We do not believe that Mr. Brisbane has received many similar letters. Daybreak of Dem?Dcracy. War time brings with it bitter exigencies, travail and the sor row of partings distressingly indefinite. Homes are shattered, families scattered and Jjfe each day is a dull slate gray, for many despair or are near it in spirit. Those who were fireside fellow?, to wh?*-m ?ffectton's ties were sacred, who felt the responsibility of moral if not financial de pendents, leave the deepest grief in v-MUtt of their departure?and carry it with them, too. But always the hour is darkest before dawn. The world is at daybreak of democracy. Already the Bulgarian cloud has passed and the solar rays seen? dispelling the Turkish one as they progress toward complete sunrise over Austria and Hunland. From the lowest depth a path leads to loftiest heights, some one has well said. The pit of despair is the home of bats, spiders and other denizens of the dark, dank, dour and deep. It has been abandoned for the peak of happiness, for the end is in sight One last, long strong pull and one final, fierce forward push through the winter with its dread for the Prussian?hence added strength for the allies?then the Hohenzollern will fall, peace will rise transcendent and joy will reign supreme, the materialized of a world safe for democracy! Nobody loves a slacker. Buy that bond today. "Shorter Skirts Will Win the War."?Headline. On to Berlin! Put the stamp of sincerity on your war economies?a thrift stamp. Clinking liberty bond dollars beats clapping for liberty loan appeals. Indications are there will be a Turk for ?very Arperiosse family this Thanksgiving. Notice to squirrels?nutshells are needed to make gas masks? coost^ve a nut and win the war! A Villiata general was hanged in Mexico. The world had almost forgotten there ever was a fellow named Villa. In Paris you can get a course dinner for 33 cents. It would be a coarse dinner served for that gladsome figure here! Flying is now said to be safe as walking. Which may be so six days a week, but the gasless Sabbath is the pedestrian's paradise! Now they're making bread of wood and feathers in Germany. Even the birds will suffer in Hunland unless they camouflage their nests. > End runs, dashes and tackles?war Is much like football?but the Yankees are making their gains by miles instead of yards in the big game. The only man who can trim the toenails of lions and tigers in a London 100 has been exempted. He should be decorated as well, in our humble opinion. What has become of the crown prince? asks an editoria! con temporary. He's somewhere safely out of the war zone with the Kaiser's other five sons. The ConverMtjooalitt. By EDMUND VANCE COOKE. Her eyes were pellucid, her lips were like wine, Her cheek was inviting, her brow was divine, And we stood on a mountain and gazed on the sea, *.nd the rapture of ages was thrilling in me, When she said, with the air of a langnorou? queen? "S?o?m?e scene G' "Oh, beloved," I cried. "Deep of sky and of sea. But symbol the deeps of my passion for theel Like the sun in the zenith it burns in my blood And it sweeps through my heart like the tide at its flood.'' Then the words floated out, as her jaws fell apart? "S?o?m?e heart!" "And yet. as.we look on this vision of peace. Our brothers are warring from Flanders to Greece, And forward! still forward! they're beating the Boche As our banners are borne by the armies of Foch!" And she said, as she shifted her pepsin again? "S?o?m?e Gen." "Oh, maiden," I cried, "is that word always pat? 'Some' hither, 'some' whither, 'some' this and 'some' that' By the sum of your 'somes.' is there no way of weaning Your lips from its mad, multifarious meaning-" ?ut she murmured again, as she yarded her gum? \ "S?o?m?e 'Some!"* (Copyright, 1918.) aata It Is very plain that Germany cannot have to make headway with the Ameritan people *? '""? *? " stands on soil It occupies wrong fully or continues to evince a dis position to battle with the forces of right America's purpose Is the purpose, too. of the aille?. This mean? that the world Is bound together to pun ish Germany for IU gross indiscre tions of the past four years. The Kaiser Is doomed- He sees It. probably, but Is loathe to admit it. His people see it. however, ?nd they will likely h?T* greater ?ay than tie will when the tlrae come' to get out of thit a-avful mess into which he precipitated them. A Study of trie German constitu tion is of Ihterest at this time be eause It shows to what extreme lengths th* people went it? giving power to the Emperor. He Is not only the gifted man of the, land, by right of family, but he has every power that can he heaped upon him. The power Is very express, too, in the matter of military ??fairs and he can plunge tbe people into war by merely taking the notion. The docu ment looms up n?">w ate the on'1 horrible example ef autocracy but its life Is short, from all indica tions, and it will soon pas? Into his tory and be known merely as ?a thing to avoid not to pay attention to as a live constitution obeyed by peoples of the present day, Peace, under this constitution cannot be Consented to until the ronnell has spoken and It cannot become valid and binding until th^ diet has ratified IL The constitu tion mattes no mention of the ini tiative which the people may ex hibit in approaching peace. TV? Im agine thst in this respect the docu ment will be changed to such an extent that lt will never again V? recognlrable. . The people will not only be the mortntr power for peace b?t they will he the moving power tn the constant preservation of peace. The assurance that peace will be long In years "will mean more to them than the mere promlfe that peace will soon result out of th? tpresent m??treeeT>le mfx. And ?there w-tlt be encmirh itrdnc?* thrown into the German cup for ?cm? tlm* ta> calf,* thet every der will add to Germany's hope that peace will last as long as the. na tion shall last And It probably will for the German nation witt b? rhhnged ?nd more apt to last on the new basts. Serbian authorises still maintain that it would have been better to treat -.-'?? the Bulgars after the allies ha.l won military victories in sufficient quantity to compel it. Serbian troops advancing north of Ni3h. for instance, found strong opposition to their pass age. Austro-Gcrman troops have ap parently taken the situation in haml and are not yet ready to allow the Serbs ewtr.-ince ttlto the t-ouirfry sup posed tm have been vacated by the Bulgars. This Is Just m little Inkltw* which confirms our previously an nounced judgment that It would be better to delay our dealing with the entire German outfit until we have convinced tlu> Germans that they are ':. k-d?t,? they show they are con vinced by "laying down*? to the last m*a*n. The term "t'nconditional Sur render" cannot be Improved upon. THE OBSERVER. THOMAS H. MARSHALL DIES AT HOME HERE Was Well Known Figure at Nation al Democratic Conventions. Thoma? ??? STafsTiall. lone promi nent in business circles here, died yesterday of pneumonia at. his home, 92! M street northwest. Mr. Marshall, who was At years oto", was otte, of the pioneers in the steam laundry buslneea H? started the ftr.-t tafge lanndry in Washington tw"enty years ago. Tt was known as the Swiss Laundry. At-t*e tire? pf Ms death be was connected with the Palace Laun dry on Ninth street, between G and H. He was born In Romney. W. V?.. and at tlie beginning of hla career was a newspaper man. From hi? youth he was keenly interested In West Virginia pot1t+-s. and when h* became editor of the Standard in Grafton, XX'. Va., thirty years ago, he valiantly championed the. cause, of the Democrats, For the past thirty-five years he has attended every convention of the bemucratlc party, usually as a dele gate. He was a well-known and pop ular G4-.ro at all the conventions. Bein? fcUgbtl*- lame, he always car ried a cane, and this cane was famous for the rallies he started with It at conventions. Woodrow Wilson never had a more enthusiastic admirer than Mr. Mar shall during his Presidency and be fore his nomination. During his long residence in Washington he kept up an ?arttve Interest tn the politics Of West Virginia, where he had held im portant public Otfic?? ln earlier -lays. He was a man of sterling integrity and notable kindliness, highly es teemed by all his friends and asso ciates. He man-led Blanche Preston Sebrell. of Virginie, who came fro-m another prominent family. She survives Mm. He leave? one son. Private George 1'. Marshall. Machine Gun Company. Sixty-third Regiment. Camp Meade. HI? body will be interred at ftomney. W. Va. TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS HURT TWO CITIZENS An Aged Man and a Young Lady Are Victim?. . Patrick Sccmlon: aged 71. of tlS Tenth street northeast, employed as a watchman at the Agricultural De partment, -at/as struck by * :?ourtt Vernon car yesterday at Fourteenth and ? streets southwest and se riously injured. - The Meal? man* was pressing- tflt street At the time and was knocked several feet. He was removed to the Emergency Hospital, where physi cians aty his condition "is critical. .His relatives have been notified. Mias Jennie Rodger?, of 903 North Carolina avenue southeast, was hurt about Jhe limbs yeeterday when an -*n*omol"me in?whicl-r stre wa? T-rains on Ninth etreet northeast 'collided with a tree. Defective steering ap paratus caused tho ax-arldent, it Witt stated. Miss Rodgers was removed tothe T^?njaTt5rTT?spitar A LINE 0' CHEER EACH DAY 0" THE YEAR. By John Kendrick Bancs. HO.ntlKI -LIBH-T - - -'-* I'm saving all my sunshine up For use on rainy days. And maybe gild some bitter cup Tha| lurks along my ways._ I keep ft stored* in heart and mind. And since I've had it there I've found no matter what their kind | AH days are sweet and fair. ICopjrljiit. ir.e.) . ??? , ia .m: ! "SCHOOL DAYS" ?sa* ?.? ?.? --.*-- . -. . .._ ^ 9y DWIC ? -rafc ?^ t f? * -_, *S" ?i^r l^j ?i*.romiti- noter ?Army and Navy Nsvvs Teste bave recently been made in the fa?t ef ?everal devices for the protection of the egjr* irom heavy ? un fl pe. There have been numerous rar protectora au b mit ted, (?ome of which hare been in uso for some time. An ear protector, known aa the : Tommy, which has been used by the i hind, forces tn Europe engaged in 'heavy artillery, has been tested out ! t>y the United Statea navy and has given excellent resulta. No formal j uioption of this device has yet been I made, but It appears to be the most satisfactory of all the protectors which have been used. . Comrnantier Wo ward" . F. "Strine, ?Medical Corps. United Matea Navy, ; has recetre-8 an appointment from j the Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, a? a ??epifite pro fessor of the principles .and practice of kj-gery. 9&? ?also as Acting chi?:' of the dt-parUn? r.t of surfery at the untrertfffy hoapitj?. In It? letter to Commander Strine, advUln*- him of l th? appointment, the university fac- j ultr stated that tt considerad lUelf "fortunato In having the services of 9m9g so highly recommended by the surgeoft general of the navy and "prominent surgeons of this city." Commander Strine has won a repu tation, both wlUkln the service and In ; civil ?fa, ?a en ?minent surgeon, and ' the action of Georgetown University , in appointing him to these highly im portant duties Is a fitting recognition | of his professional ability. 1 Examination? for Medical Corpa. i An examination will be htld. on October 30-? to ??1 vacancies ia the ] regular Medical Corps of the navy. , XJUa ?examination will t>a open only [to preeent m-embera of the Medical I Corps, Naval Reserve Fore?0, who are j b?tw?sea. 21 and 32 years of age. The ) e*smmin*tten is Intended to fill va ? candes amounting to 33fi. On Octo ber 7 officers of the Medical Corps . froe. Lieut? Commander R. W.'Vc i Powell to O-coTge A. Riker. inclualve, win be examined for permanent pro | mollo ? to lieutenant romnnuid,*r. iclivilon? of Civil Engineers. The report of the selection board for the Civil Engineer Corps of the fnavy waa also announced yesterday. * having Weft approved by the Pres ident. The officers selected for pro ?j motion are: For temporary captain. j Homer ft. Stanford and Reuben E. Bakenhus;. for permanent commander, Carl A. Carleo ? and Lcoxiard M. Cox. the latter an additional number in ?rade; tor temporary ?oomroander. WalUr H. Allen. Frede riel-t H. ?OoeAe. Clinton D. Tburher, Norman M. Smith Kirby Smith, Glen 3. Burwt'l and Ralph Whitman. The University of -Colorado, located ai Boulder. JO mllas northwest of Den ver, will admit to all departments, free of tuition or other charges, honorably discharged soldiers and sailors from any ?Saale, peseassing the required educational qualification?. The School of Law of the University of Colorado will -admit all honorably dijchiirged eoldiera and sailor? who have had a high school education er ita equivalent, though two yeara of coil-age work is required of other ap plicants for admisaion. The War Department authorizes the following statement from the Joint army and navy board on aero nautic cogniiance: All applications for flying licenses! OPHEUA'S SLATE. to conduct experimental flights must In the future be submitted to the proper army and naval au thorities before being flied with the joint army and navy beard on aero nautic cognizance, building D, 6th and ? streets. Washington. ??? C This applies to licenses for both individuals and airplane companiea making new types of army and navy machines. Applications for flying new types of nevai aircraft must flrst be sub mitted to Capt. N. E. Irwin. U. S. Navy, director naval aviation divi sion, new Navy Building. Washing ton. D. C. Application for flying new types of army aircraft must be submitted to the technical section of the division of military aero nautics, Dayton Saving? and Trust Building. Dayton. Ohio. In view of the fact that it I* sometimes difficult to determine the merits of applications for flying li censes, to conduct experimental flights with new type? ol aircraft, the joint board make? th?. above ruling, and no license will b< issued until a favorable recoromcidation from one of the source? is received MaJ. Charles A. Cotton, Veterin ary Corps, U. S. Army, who ha? been on inspection duty in that corps in the Middle West zone, with headquarers at Chicago, has been sent to the Southwest ?one. with headquarters at Fort Worth, ex changing duties with Maj. C. D. McMurdo. who goes to Chicago. Lieut. Col. Marshall, assistant di rector of the Veterinary Corps, has recently returned from an inspec tion trip to the Southern camps and remount depots. Field Marshal Haig ha? issued an order of the day. in which he reported an appreciation from General Persh ing of the British army'? congratula tions over the recent American vic tory. ' The order says General Pershingr's message expresses appreciation for the sentiments of "the veteran British army whose heroic conduct i*? an in spiration to all." and that Generai Pershing "extends to that splendid army the affection and regard of the I young American army, and assures us it will battle side by ?ide with a? I until a permanent peace I? secured." , The shaded portions shows the sections of Rumania Fcrbia anc Greece claimed by r.ulgaiia on the srrounds of nationality S'.ie lost thi.? ? territory in the Balkan war of 1313 and entered the world war to *tet U back. Now she's tired o? tryme. a REDUCTION OF OIL STOVES IS ORDERED Twenty-five Per Cent Cut in Quan tity aod Style?. A tb per cent reduction in the quan lity and styles of oil stoves has been Jeeided on by the War industries Board and agreed to by the manufac Lurers. There will be an ellminstlon of 8? Uses and styles of oil stoves, hester? and ovens of 177 sises and styles of (asoline stoves and heaters. Besides the saving Ut Iron and steel. ?wre will be a saving ln aluminum, by substi tuting sine for the name plates. Beth capitai and labor also will he con servavi by the new prograra. the War Industries Board announced last night. Hereafter the finish on sll stove? heaters and ovens will be plain Japan enamel, or vitreous enamel. There arili be no mekel trimming, and the ??se of brass will be restricted to the burner parts. All articles that are to be eliminated but are now in process of manufac ture or in slock may be sold, but no tr?or? material for any of these elim inated aitici?? Is to be puretaaxsed. ex cept to balance stocks on hand, and their manufacture is to be discon tinued amtlrely February J, 1*14. LAUNDRIES CURTAIL DELIVERIES IN CITY Fanufy Laundry to Be Called for Once a Week. The laundry man will "??en- a: ??our duor but once a waaek by or aar of the War Industries board. Though his visits be limited to one a week., a little ray ef sunshine is as naught compared with the man who robs blue Monday of its hor rors in being welcomed these dark washladyless deys Everybody Is supposed to know what absence alees, and. perhaps If we don't see him o-ulte as often, we will appreciate Mm to the extent of forgetting to rail st his soaring prices. The Idea of the order of th? board is to conserve labor and material. But it <*-?ure to a mere feminine mind that s larger supply of house hold and personal linen will be needed to carry out the Idea. The plan adopted hy the laund ries Is the" "Once a week service.*' that is to say the deliverymen will Ftop at your home only once during the week, delivering your clean linen from the previous week and collecting the toiled at the same time. Inquire of your laundry his day In you* territory. PURELY PERSONAL Floyd E. Lewis, 1103 Florida ave nue northeast, has beten commission ed first lieutenant in the chemical warfare service. Miss Emily Greenwood, of the Fed eral Food Administration, has return ed to the city from a two weeks' stay in the mountains of Virginia. TCoron D. T. Johnson. Tim Slxt?*-enth F-treet northwest, has received his commission as captain ln the medical corps. Miss Agnes Frank of Brooklyn. Is spending the month In New Tork. Russell If. Eagle. Doe Hill. Va has been ?Tommlssioned second lieu tenant ln the engineer corps. John F Proctor. Redgate, Va., has been commissioned first lieutenant tn the air service. Mr ?nd Mrs J. H Paris, who were at the Hotel Lafayette, have gone to New York. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Phillips are ?pending a Week at the Colonial Ho tel. Mt. Clemmons. Washington. Mra "Edward McCauley has return ed from Baltimore. Mrs. Fred H. Wahl, of Paducah. Ky.. is here. Miss Sophie Vsn Hossarn. of C*at .....;i. K. T., Is here. rordeiia Hagan bas gofte "back to tar horn? m St. Louis. Miss Doris Holland, of 1S3S E ?treet rrrtheast, ha? accepted a position in the office of the Dtpot Quartermaster. John ?* R??.Burn, of Cherrydnle, Ve., is In etrtettgo. iH. for ? short ?tar. TTilHafn T. Reeves, of Spray. >?. C -?as received an appointment aa ?icnographer In the Treasury Depart ment Charlaae H Ceiemen of the Bureeu of Engraving and Printing, ha? te-, ?.gned. Vernon R. Miller, of th* Newbern? .;jartma?cts. ?? vie.Un? mends in Al anta. Oa- : % .<? fltvtt. *W Ir-^rn?iv ef the Oeerermt L-a-*d -Wit**, hae T*c*t*>**i ? |M**rao-, tion. ?reit im By ?. ?. M.lsttyf-??. ?????t Tort?. Oet. ??Cel-.mbla ?treet n Brooklyn la the Miloi-? hiihwaj. | ?n? of tht) mosrt grotaeeu? enei Int.r ??ting street? tn the world It run? rom T.-:. Bain toward Brooklyn rirlrl?:. rsj?rj 1, r?o[?leB<< by rnssr. of ro? nc toit, rollicking dea? ot tb. asta. | nen with haUr on their chaMt who .?v. ??or,? around th? Horr on wind- . ammere ?r.d know th. fool of a be- | ?yin? pin. Th? tana; ot lait ?ir ? *??? th? thoroughfare. Donn Byrne, who known Brooklyn lko O. Henry know New York, ha?. ?ecently Immortalise??. Columbio ?treet ? ? fiction It '.? tu? unkempt highway, ? Mats with queer ?hopo, outflrtor? or marinera, with wir, ?? w. piler] high j ?;th rubber boote ana OMU and ?heath knives Thon ar? odd little dehcateeaen ! tore, with unh?ard-of eatable.: dried ; Sah from Iceland, a tick ? Turk Iah I randy, onion, on bead ?trrnf?. dear ! atore? that do not ?oil clarara?only >lpe? erad eatin' tobacco for ?allora, ? rten there are man?? cheap photo- ] rraph ?hope, ua typo placea. The ?sailor like? hi? photo taken many ( Ime? while ashore. Perhap? he likes , Them for the reputed ?wetibearta in ( l??aTy port. The ?notlev populetie? ?weep? or tnd down tbe thorrou?!. faire from rari y mornirg until lato at nicht?1t ? the population of th? ?bip?; th? ?raOksd. hulking Nnmerruna: tannsstt. ?uapldoua Laecan? jabbering tn weird ongue?. ?mall. timid Portuarueae aughlnff negroes? from Norfolk - he oner? alway. cr-eonlng ?song, of he levee: Chlnamon with elant eye? uid long (oui :. mailing pipo?. Ail de jlct ? ecene both drab and gay Greiften abound on Columbia street, rhelr prey 1? ill?' sailor mai. When hey can get him drunk. It ta eavey for ?droit pickpocket? to be called i? ?ind '?nlsh the Job. It la no street for the ?mid. It la a red-bloodod ?treet ?here two flits moat be used In ?rmergenty. Sand-bagging is still ln vogue and knock-out drops in the saw-dust car .eted wine stores are as common as autos on Fitih avenu?. Theft ia die uasse*d cpenlr The sin Is beine?: cap tured. The ??t?G***?? invites the irflf-raff :>f the underworld. C*hiantown gun men, who aided by an automatic, a lax,cab an?, a anilT of cocaine, will kill a man for I! generally apen? the fruit? of their labor on ?Columbia ?tree?. He ha? bee? invalided ?somes??.ha? t?ueky young doughboy. Just now he s in a hospital ward ln Harlem and lhe thought of what h? 1s mlaaina; Dn tho other side, ooupled with In cessant queet.ons of thrill-seeking visitor?, haa soured his disposition lust a trifle. "Oh. what ? lovely canel" ?niched one \1sitor as he limped ac-oes the ward. "What la tt made of*" "Wood, ma'am." he replied briefly but courteouila "And the notches on It"* sh? ex claimed, not daunnened In the leaiat. 'Tm Just sure that they are for the Germans you've killed'" "Net German?, mra'am." he rerlied trimly. "?7?>?7etie?.?* He is ? young up-?t_aa'a?d*t*r fellow and every noon lunch honr he may be seen near the PubHe Lrlbaary. He has a slight limp?a football acrim mage. His job fMems to be to spread cheer eastainni Midlers. He alwaya ha* a smile for them, or a cigarette, or a cheery word. H? I? very earreeat a!>out hif work One of his brother? wa? lor??, in the btood-nained. glory swept field? ot Flanders. Another ia ready to civ e up ht? glorious young life at the front The erippl? has? besen rejected in every branch of the ?erv ioss. So he does hi? Mt by being kinsl and friendly to Midler?*. A group of ?chool boy? ia the Broni got up a petition asking tlVir teacher to go to Frano, ana] be a "Red Cross nurse. "DoQ't be e elaeet.r." taaajr ?arrote. Later they apologlred and said they *=aw in the idea a Plan to ?hut up Their school. GOVERNMENT CONTROL CONTRACT APPROVED Western Union Satisfied With Its Operating Agreement NY-wcomb Cevrton. president of the Western Union Telegraph Company, yesterday *xrrre?ei himself as being entirely satisfied svtth the ron tract which had been concluded whereby the company pasaed under the con trol of the poetai authorities The agreement provides for the payment by the government of ali Interest on outstanding bond?, all dividends assai Interewt pa?*w?*a??n?s du. on the stooks of su be idler y com panies and all taxea on the property. In addition to providing for the up keep, the aros/ernment la to pay to the company annually tavsNO <?* to meet the pressent rate of dividend The government ?? to carry out the plans of the ?ftampauiy for peraisn? for employee and disability end dea h benefits. The contract further pro Tides for the return cf the sy??em to the company in an efficient con ttition when government control shall terminate. The company Is to loan n.000.000 for financing additions and ?extensions. "Viewed fn ever?? i-esreet th' ?jon tract is a fair one io the telegraph company and the govern nient, and the ?arrangement has been reached through the pursuit rf a hroad policy by both parties." said Mr. Carlton In? commenting on the agreement Body of An Alleged Nobleman Is Cremated The body of "Baron" Eugene de Berge Kaiteiitack, aaid to hav? been personal physieTrlsjrn to the lete Crar Nicholas of Russia, wa? cremated yesterday morning on the govern ment reservation ?hear the 5?H. "Baron" Kattentack. who was ?1? year? of age. formerly resided at ITTS Willard str*se* nerthweet. the hero? of Miss Mary E. Case. Miss <*ase wa? his aecretary. and the police charged her with detaining the body of the "BaTtn*? foe mor? then tht ?even day? without interment a? pro aided by law?. Sh? 1s now at the Washington A.ylum undentToinf men tal obeervatlon. American potash production in the flrst six months ot Hie ageTreyaiefl M.OOO tons_ A Health Builder for Weakened Lung? After being weakened by a contin ued couch th?? lungs need th? most careful ?attention. In many osu? EC K?AtrS ALTERATIVE, a ?sti el urn bb*K preparation, with ????3 more tbaa twenty years succejaJU; Use. "he? been found very beneficia In ?trengthening the lung? ?UK helping to restore health. arte ami ?l.*- limile? ?? ? ??'? ?ta-m* ?1.tay ar frssajD snagl.rl.i'r, a?*??? L** EC KM A ? ??bbABiIRATORT. Philaitl Cbr?tmas Gita For Orer There Mut Mail Early Christmas gifts tor Xmenctns held in war ornent,, ml Uaa? ?a?s-.? must be teat to tn, Amerlean Red Cross at New ?ork befara OWober il. H was aa na*-need l*a?t night with the following regulations: Only ons package will be allowed to each prieoner. and preference will be given to the package prrperd by th prisoner's family Sao? mkemeke mutt net weigh mere tha? eleves pounds, and muet bear tbe soldiers name, regiment, name of camp and province of enemy aWUBtfj-, where prisoner Is aronflned The package must be wrap?***d a* curely and addressed te "*Were hoo?e. Atlantic tHvt?lon. Am*rk-aa Red Cross. No. tt East Fifteenth street. New Tork City." The name and address of th* sender mue? ap pear on the upper left eorner with the words "Christmas r-a?-keg? far Amerlcin prisoner of Va'?r " Postage to th* !C*w Tork address must be prepaid Tbe Red Creas will forward the paekaga-e free mt charge from New Tork Re pack age will be accepted that reach*? the warehouse after October lt. Toilet article?, clothing, aad sweets may be sent, bat no gifts mad? of leather. Th* R*d Cms will gt.-e to ??eh prisoner a bea af cigar?. S!2.000.000 SPENT OVERSEAS BY Y.M.C.A. PretCTt Force of 10.000 M*r ?**i "omen lncrcasmg Fast. la the evers?a*s work of the ?*. It C. A. ever ?lt,etMa? haw been espe-ndraj in the erection of buildings and satr** loes similar to those peaformod hare The men and women engaged ln the war work of lh? association at home and abroad number nearly IMP*, and the foroe is being Increased at tha? rate of over Lino a month tn addition to the above, over g. Ot*V 000 has been put Into canteen suppl?*? which haa been sent overseas A va? number of article? apart from tha eatnearn departmem. mtt*h ee atMaMIe material, have been sent across t? play their part ta the comfort aad en tertainment ef the boy? over ther?. I? this way Ute money raised by rubli? tubeertptten 1? used. Ordnance Dept. Name* New Special Assistant! The ?****f*d*?ance Depau-tment irnf':r-ei th* appointment of *?*. Tf Cti?man and T. ? 'Symington a* spec's! a?? tlstants to the chief of c-dnane? Mr. Coleman win have ctiarg* of all matters connected with th? pro* duction of cannon, carriage? and their appurtenances, and acoeseoi-tee. Mr Col?m?ui hau baien pre&Ideot ef the Bucyrus Company, of south Milwau kee. Wls.. one of th* lare-est concern? In the country manufacturing ?team shovels and dredges He has b**a with the Production Division of tbe ordnance Department suice last spring. Mr. Symington will hs.? chsrge of art!*l?*>ry ammunition, metal compo nents hut will have nothing to do with th? loading plant operation? He is member of the firm of gymlr? ton-Anderson Co.. of Ro. ha?ttr. ? I . iron and st?sel nan u facturar?. Books Returned at Public Library. Bat Not Issued Consider? M? confusion has aneen at th? Public Librar.' owing to the fact that the reader? do not under stand th* regulations m fore? now. The librarian announced yesterday that hereafter no book? would be given a?ot. Readers, however, destr ! tng to return library hooks may do ? so ?t tbe rear entrane* of the <-*n ; trai library am Mount Vern?- - any weak day- from 9 to 6 o'clock R*a?der* may retain the librarr 1 books they now have out until tbe r?-openlng of the librar-?-. If th?v ao desire. No f.nes will ??-'-"-? the period ?of closing, or fe- a parlad ef two weeks after th? kbnry is again atipen to th? puMi? Siiti Facehv Member Killec1 Frl?c?ton. N. J.. Oct. ??With th* death in action of William E Mc Conn?ll. member of th?*- rnnccn-a faculty, thi? nniwrMty ha? lo*t h?r ?Ixth faculty member to the -war. Mr. McCee-nell w*at to .Trance aa a T. M. C A. worker in June 1MT but latT ?nliiled am a private i th? infantry. Hia death W an.?* known her? today London.?A soldier recover:? *: from th* lose of in arm fn a hospital at Clapton ptwnr*d into th* K: er L?** and rescued a aeven-year-Od girl iro?n drownm*. He l*ft without ma* IIH hin ?? _,___ CUT THIS OUT OLD E**?Gl.l?H RK< ?G? TOR G A TtRRH. CATARRH Al, DF.AK nata an? hkad hoim-:?. _ I If .ou know of some on? who Is troubled with Catarrfial Deafnest. 1 head noises or ordinar-.- catarrh cut . out this formula and hand It to them , ?nd you may have been the mean? I of saving some f*sor motterer p*rh?[?a i from total d*afn*aw. In England scten ; ttsts for ? long time past na?? recog nised that catarrh le a ronnitutional ' disease and necessarily requires con stitutions) treatment. *?i?r?vs inhalers ari?j nose douche? sr? liable to irritate the delicatr ai' pa*s?s-es snd force th? dlsea*. into th? mlddl? ?er which frequenti.? meen? total destn???. or elee th? ate? I ease may he driven down th* air passa*-*? toward? ih* lungi, which 1? 1 equally a? dangerous. Th? follow 111? foritiula which ?? used etttensiv?'? in th* damp English climate la a consti tutional treatment and should pro. ? . eapeclally ?fAcaeioue to sufferers here who live under more favorable climate condition.?. Seoure from your druggift 1 oun.e , ->f I'armtnt (doubl- ?trength) T?k?* this home and add Ao it l-< : ? hot water and a little granulated I sugar, stir ustil diseoived Take one ; tablespoonful four times a da. Thia ? will often bring quick relief from dis tressing head noises. Clogs*.1 1 ->ril? ?hould ".p.'n. hresihlng eecora.? ???y snd hearing improve as the Infiamma?, non in th? eustachian tube? ? re* . du?ed. Parmint used In thi? way ?eta directly upon the blood and nui-oui surfaces of fh* ?.?tem mitt ht, a ????rata? action that help? to oMam th? d*eli-ed resulta The prvp??*.' aa la asv to make, costs little an,i I? rleaaa. ant to takr. Every person who haa ? catarrh or head noises or Is hard ot 'hearing should gi.e this tr.-tTnienl % , trial ?Adv. Headquarter? for CRIFFIN'S SHOE POLISHES A FINE DRESSINGS Capital Shoe Finding* Co. ?37 F STREET H. W. I'koe* Mala a?)?* \*t ?aakilsstave. D. C HUtALD CLASSIFIED AJ? At I WAT* WUNG RRULTS.