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; -f i ^ _ Where to Get What You Want, and Get It Right at the Right Price?Clothing, Novelties, Accoutrements, Equipment, Leather Goods, Eye Glasses, Military Books, Jewelry, Etc. Military and Navy Men, Watch for This Page in The Herald Every Saturday Insignia, Equipment, Supplies, Novelties, Special Needs of Ofticers and Enlisted Men Headquarters for Liberty bronxe Insignia and fchlgh-grade shoulder marks. Wholesale and re tail. Washington Mercantile Co. 427 Tenth Street N. W. Franklin Specialist for Military Men's Clothes MA1\ OFFICE, 733 1.1th X. \V. Main lOO.V*. 2149 Pa. Ave. V W. West 1290. 3116 14th Jf. W. Cel. 44)01. 3300 14th X. W. Col. 6371). 1224 14th X. W. Fran. MM. 31.14 M M. W. West 1729. 714 H N. E. Lis. 1.188. 1401 .\orth C apitol St. If. 7373. "NAVY HEADQUARTERS" " Chief Petty Officers, ATTENTION! We've just unpacked a new shipment of C. P. O. Uniforms and Overcoats for winter. We are ready now. C. P. 0. Blue Serge Suits $30 The prices are remarkably low compared with those of stores in the high-rent section. We pass the "Rent-Savings" on to our customers. The same es tablished "B-K" standard of qual ity obtained in these garments. C. P. 0. Blue Cloth Overcoats $35 Bieber-Kaufman Co., Inc. 901-09 Eighth St. S. E. "Down by the Navy Yard SAIDMAN'S Naval Supply Shop. Tailor-mad* Suits. Hats. Caps, ajl kinds of cloth and silver ratings and equipments for bluejackets ?and petty t-fficers. supplies. re bra.iriin< and refinishing a specialty. 915 Eighth St. S. E. Down by the Navy Yard. Phone Lincoln 1194. We Officers' Uniforms. "*"e are prepared to make RI^S 'ery of Uniforms if necessai _ always maintain the highest deliver he! standard of excellence in Uniforms for officers of all ranks. We carry the following materials i Serge, Gabardine, Whipcord anA Wool for Suits and Over coats. Serge, O. D. Raleigh Tailors. 420 Twelfth Stmt N. W. Comfort and Service In Officers' Uniforms For an all-wool, hand-tailored uniform, made to your individual measure?and made on the prem ises?at the price of a hand-me down?call and see me. My Motto: Fit or No Pay. Bernstein, Tailor. 814 F STREET N. W. MtkJtM Articles for Personal Convenience of Soldiers, Sailors and of Officers. Souvenirs of the Capital for the Folks Back Home. National Token Shop 1217 Pennsylvania Avenue. ^RMY Men, watch for The Herald's Military Page every Saturday. WELLER'S Drug Stores For Army-Navy Store at 8th and I Streets for Marine Barracks. Store at 36th and M N. for Fort Myer. W. Drue*. Soda, Candy. Kodaks, Film*, Cigar*. Cater Specially to Army and Navy Men. Prompt Attention. Kit Bags?Comfort Kits for Officers and Soldiers i For camp or traveling the famous kit bag: offers a safe place for the soldier's belongings. A fipe line of comfort klta and officers and soldiers' lockers. Highest grade and quality a specialty in leather goods. H. W. TOPHAM 1339 F Street N. W. Increase of Balloon Corps Personnel Owing to the increased demand from the American Expedi tionary Forces for balloon crews, the Balloon Corps of the army is to be increased 25,000 men and 1,200 officers. It now numbers approximately 11,000 all ranks. Authority has been obtained by the Air Service from the General Staff to induct men of draft age and to transfer officers from the other branches of the service. This increase will create many vacancies in the grades of colonel, lieutenant-colonel, major, captain and lieutenant. Enlisted men and civilians who apply for officers' examinations will be required to take the cadet course of from three to five months, and training camps for this purpose will be conducted this winter in the South and on the Pacific Coast. The schools already established for this I purpose are located at Old Point Comfort, San Antonio and Ar cadia, C^l. In addition to the important role played by the bal loon in the control of artillery fire, it is now being used with in fantry, a caterpillar mount for the winch by which the balloon is controlled having been successfully used on the front. This por table winch makes it possible for balloon companies t? even keep up with infantry advances for observation and direction of attack. In addition to the opportunities for immediate promotion, officers! who join the balloon service will receive the benefit of flying pay when they actually do the work of observers and make flights in | connection with army operations. Flying pay is 25 per cent of the base pay of an officer. Special Exhibition for the Kaiser. The German high sea fleet being unwilling to come out from its safe shelter at Helgoland and try conclusions with the allied fleet, the German Kaiser on September 25 visited Kiel, according to the Lokal-Anzeiger of Berlin, and witnessed maneuvers in which German submarines attacked a supposed allied convoy. He arrived at the German base accompanied by his brother. Prince Henry, and Admiral Schcer. After he had inspected all types of subma rines at the base the Kaiser and his party boarded a vessel which proceeded to sea with other ships in the usual convoy formation. The convoy was surrounded by destroyers and other court vessels, which the submarines attempted to attack. The maneuvers were followed by the Kaiser with the greatest interest. One of the es cort ships and several of the vessels in the convoy were the vic tims of theoretical hits made by the submarines. The German All Highest talked to several submarine boat commanders, thanked the officers for their co-operation and expressed confidence in further successful work by the German undersea boats. Then the Kaiser and his party, presumably satisfied with the exhibition especially staged for his benefit, returned to Berlin, there only to read dis patches just received by the German admiralty announcing thej destruction of several German submarines by allied warships and the safe arrival of another large American convoy at a French port. Substitute for Radium. Dr. Richard B. Moore, of the United Statas Bureau of Mines at Golden, Cal., announced on October 7 that he had discovered a substitute for radium which he has named mesothorium. He stated he would explain his discovery to the American Institute of Mining] Engineers, which met in Milwaukee October 10. He expects me sothorium will come into wide use in luminous paints, airplane dials, compasses and gun sights. , Marines Have Women Messengers. Women messengers arc now being employed at Marine Corps headquarters in Washington, being enlisted as privates, thus re-! I leasing many men who are fit for more active service. These mes sengers constitute a reserve force for duty during the period of the ] war. They will appear in uniform and are subject to military discipline. ARMY MEN'S Suits, Overcoats Strictly Hand-made in Our Shop Oar Styles, Qualities and Fit Absolutely Guaranteed?Moderate Prices. GERACI, 1235 G St. Perfect Glasses Give Perfect Vision. Officers and enlisted men are entitled to the best skill and experience in fitting their eyes with correct glasses. Depend upon Simpson skill for perfect results. Bring us your pre scription or the broken lenses for duplication. SIMPSON OPTICAL CO. 913 G Street Northwest. Distinctive Uniforms From collar to knee buckle you will find our workman ship is of the very highest grade. Materials are. of course, the very best qualities. whether you choose serge, whipcord, gabardine or wool. Considering quality obtained, our prices are very reason able. P. J. Foley Co., * Merchant Tailors 1335 F Street N. W. Clothing and Equipment for All Branches of Servke. We can supply officers and enlisted men with everything for the army, navy, or marine service. Look over our mer chandise and get cur prices. Army & Nary Clothing Co. 1215 Penna. Avenue. Jacob Reed's Sons Military Uniforms and Equipment 611 Fourteenth St. N. W. (Second Floor) Andrew H. Cannon, Representative. THE JEWEL BOX 939 Penn. Ave. A splendidly selected variety of the prettiest kind of Jewelry for gifts?moderate prices. Diamonds, Brooches, Earrings. Watches. Fobs, Necklaces, I>ava lieres. Chains, Cuff But tons, Pins. Etc. Ten per cent discount to mili tary men. Mrs. Anna Herrmann, Prop. Personal Tailoring Service to Officers Perfect-fitting service and ex cellent workmanship in Heb bard Uniforms make them wear longer and look better during their entire life. Let us have an opportunity to supply you with our superior service. Geo. E. Hebbard 1312 F St N. W. Robert MacGregor MILITARY Tailor and Outfitter 1421 Pennsylvania Ave. To the Army, Navy or Marine Officer ?who knows values and appreciates snap, dash in design and fit in uni form without deviation from the Serv ice specifications. MILITARY BOOKS Infantry Drill Regulations, with interpreta tions 75e Courts-Martial Manual gt.ie Field Service Regulations 7k Bluejackets' Manual Si.oe Bowditch's American Practical Navigator.. .S2.2S lx?ening's Military Aeroplanes $4.71 Pace's Aviation Engines S3UM Dyke's Auto and <Jas Engine Encyclopedia. .S3JM) Quartermaster's Manual. 2 vols |U9 Bucher's Practical Wireless Bucher's Vacuum Tubes ,|LM And all otker tfrkalnJ and military booka. Pearlman's Book Shop 931 G Street Nortkwest. Jewelry ?For Tokens. Gifts and Pres ents by officers or privates. Our stock is full of desirabla Jewelry. Diamonds. Watchea. Wrist Watches. Pins. Brooches, ?emi-precious stones, etc. Call and we will cheerfully ahow you. CARL PETERSEN & SON 923 G Street Northwest 1S73?Reliable. HK.ADQUARTKRS FOR MILITARY & CIVILIAN RAINCOATS TTe Are Manufacturer's I>t? tributera of the MOLESKIN TRENCH COAT THE BEST BY TEST. (IVSIGXIA AND ACCESSORIES. U. S. Army & Navy Equipment Co. 1434 Bt. V. Ave.. Cor. l&tb St. G. W. MEN PUT IN CLUB HOUSE Student Corps Housed Till; Maury Apartments Are Vacated. The "War Camp Community Serv jice clubhouse for girl war workers, J located at Seventeenth and H streets northwest, has temporarily been turned over to George Washington jUntversity for the housing of the j university's unit of the Students' [Army Training Corps. The housing of the student sol l !n the clubhouse was necessi-| lated by the delay of the War Camp [Community Service in vacating the J kMaury apartment house. Nineteenth ' ind G streets northwest, which, was ! [aken over by the university a . tonth ago. The Community Service ! had intended vacating the building j by October 1, but the temporary conversion of the new office building ; on Virgtnia avenue northwest into 1 an influenza hospital has compelled j ;the service to remain in the Maur? itntil the epidemic is over. ! The girls' clubhouse accommo dateg approximately 200 student sol ;diers. The remaining members of ?unit of 600 students will be ised in a newly acquired bivildlng fe[ S Pennsylvania avenue between ? ?ev?nteenth and Eighteenth streets I lorthwest. University Mess \ot Ready. The student soldiers are being fed temporarily at the Mothers' Con soldiers' and sailors' club house. in Massachusetts avenue j northwest, between Thirteenth and FITS De. May's Treatment eooqdfrrs wont eases Epilepsy. Spasms, Convulsions, Nervous Dlsor Jen* Generous $2.00 bottle MBt free. Stats Agi HV. H. MAT. 543 PZJLRL ST.. NEW 10 EK k Fourteenth streets. At first the students took their meals in a Penn sylvania avenue restaurant, but the growth of the unit necessitated a change. When the university's mess hall in Concordia Lutheran church. Twentieth and G streets northwest, is fully equipped, all of the stu dents will be fed there, and the ar rangement with the Mothers' Con gress will be terminated. Meals at the Mothers' Congress clubhouse are j being served by the Canteen Service of the War Camp Community Serv ice. MOTOR LICENSES GIVE $152,816 TO DISTRICT Bureau's Report Shows Total Re ceipts of $292,430.36. People of Washington paid $292, 430.36 for licenses and permits drring ? r.seal year ;-r:ueu June 30, a? cord i.' the reoo t of tli?s licence bu r Of this amount, tags for motor ve hicles furnished the greater part, ?152.835. Operators' '.ic?.nes came ?:?*xt with ?105,569.36, aiul operators' jornms brought $33,620. Oiw hundred and thirty-ttve dollar* was collected for steam engineer licenses. Motov* vehicle ta;;s to tlvj number of 42,623 were issued by tho bureau. Operators' permits to the numbor of 17,202 were issue L Forty-five engineer licenses were issued. The bureau recommends that a pro vision be mauo for the proratii.g of fees for motor vehicle tags accord/ng: to the date of issue. It is pointed out that under the existing regulations a person must pay for a licence for twelve months when the car is only in operation a small part of the year. It is suggested that the fees be pro rated on the first of April, July and October. The bureau has on file affidavits and applications for all the shipments of alcoholic liquors into the District by common carrier since November 1, 1917. The report shows that 164 li censes for the sale of alcohol were issued, resulting in the collection of $1,730. ' Swimming is enjoying wide popu larity in France* A crowd of 30,001) watched contestants ia the. cross-Paris Army and Attention is directed by the War Department to the importance of eliminating: the mentally unfit. This elimination sh,ould. it was recently pointed out. be made at the time that the registrants are given j neuro-psychiatric examinations, but ! any* cases which are subsequently detected must be, the War Depart I ment directs, eliminated from or ganizations promptly. "Careful dis crimination between psychiatric and psychological examinations," says the War Department instructions, "must be made; the latter are not considered in deciding on the ac ceptance or rejection of a regis trant or in the discharge of a sol dier. Special Regulations No. 65 and Army Regulations. Par. 159. govern and the provisions of the latter are extended to include com manding officers of replacement camps and other camps under the command of general officers. Re ports from France indicate that a large number of men suffering from mental disorders have been allowed to go with replacements. The nec essary corrective measures must be applied in the camps of the United States/' Brig. Gen. Samuel McRoberts. head of the Procurement Division, has re turned to Washington from a two months' tour of inspection in Eng land and France. Declaring that the Browning gun is now being delivered in quantity to the American forces in France^ Gen. McRoberts said that the gun has thus far so successfully met the various tests imposed upon it over there that the British and French governments have asked that any surplus number produced be made available for use by the British and French armies. Regarding the I*. S. Model 1917 rifle, being made for the American soldiers. Gen. McRob erts said: "This rifle has won the hearty indorsement of our soldiers who have tried it out in battle. It is proving to be an all-round practi cal weapon for actual fighting, and the soldiers are enthusiastic over its performance." Asked concerning his observations of ordnance material captured fromIjhfi Gprmang f months, he said: "We were particu larly interested to find out whether this captured material showed any improvements or change in type- As far as we could learn the trench mortars, machine guns and artillery taken from the enemy in recent op erations show nothing in the way of new ideas or striking improve ments, nor any particular superiority j over the allied arms. On the other hand, it was interesting to note by examination of the captured pieces j that the enemy, wherever possible, is using substitutes for the metals other than steel, notably for brass and copper. Where it is essential to use these materials he uses them, but the use of the substitutes else where indicates the necessity he is under of conserving carefully his sup ply of copper and brass." Although refraining from discuss ing the quantities or types of ord nance material which the United States will be called upon to produce in the future, Gen. McRoberts declar ed that he had brought back with him the knowledge that the needs along this line will be tremendous. Dur ing the time he was abroad he vis ited the ordnance factories in Eng land, and. after inspecting the French and ^American fronts in France, he went over the lines of communica tion back from the American front to the ports of debarkation. "The operations of the Service of Supply," he said, "are on a tremendous scale. While the work is not as orderly as that of an established institution? and it should not be?it is effective and flexible. Although there is still a great deal to be done. I was grat ified by what I saw." Asked as to his impressions of the morale of the American troops, he said: "Nothing that has been print ed as to the favorable impression made s by the American soldier in France has been exaggerated. It is truly remarkable. Not only has he won the admiration of the French people, but likewise that of the French and British officers and men of the British colonial troops. Brit ish and French officers constantly re mark on the fact that the American soldier seems not only to have en thusiasm but A pnrnp?*nl / and idealism that ia inspiring. And his unusual ability to affliate easily with the people and the allied troops has won for him, widespread popu larity. More than that, he has dem onstrated his 'capacity as a soldier. I crossed going; over with a large ship filled to capacity with Amer ican soldiers. A British general on board, who had made many trips on transports carrying soldiers to In dia, Africa and other British col onies, told me that he had never seen such discipline among troops confined to close quarters as that shown by these American troops. The same observation is made amon& al lied officers in Prance. Ours is call ed a "well-behaved army." On his return trip from France, Gen. Mc Roberts flew from Paris to London by airplane. j An order affecting mail intended for , officers and men of the American ! Expeditionary Force in Siberia was issued by the Postoftice Department I September 21, when it was announced that all mail matter originating in I the United States or any of its pos- I sessions or places where the domestic j mail service is in operation for trans- j mission to soldiers and others, in cluding civilians, with the force, arW I all mail originating with members of the force intended for the United States or any of its possessions, Is to | be subject to the domestic classifica- | I tion. No mail matter, however, may | exceed seven pounds in weight. In I addition to the addressee'^ name and designation of the unit to which he I belongs, the words "American Expe i ditionary Force in Siberia" must be | added. The eighth-zdne rate of 12 oents for each pound or fraction is* : chargeable on parcels of fourth class or domestic parcel post matter, sub ject to pound rates and sent to the same destination. Third Assistant Postmaster General Dockery issued a notice to postmasters September 21 that officers in immediate command of detached units of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe are authorized to approve requests for articles desired by the members, therefore parcels otherwise mailable, addressed to members of the A. E. F. in Europe, may be accepted when the request required to be inclosed there in is approved by the addressee's regimental or higher officer, includ ing a major, or by an officer in com mand of a detached unit in such a manorr ** Ux fnr.t,. fc?.,fnr I example. "Approved. Lieut. John Doe. ' Post Commander." "Train Command er" or "Battalion Commander," as i the case may be. ; Gen. Peyton C. March. Chief of Staff, has approved a modified change ' in overcoats for officers. The new overcoat must be of oMve drab and instead of coming from eight to ten inches below the knee may be from one to ten inches below the knee. The old trench coats may still be used as raincoats, but must be worn without Insignia of any kind. The ! moleskin coats with sheepskin lining. . which so many officers wore last winter, may still be used, but only ' at an encampment or within limits J prescribed by a commanding officer. The fact that an officer tempo rarily sublets the place of abode be | maintains for his dependents and rents a cottage in a summer resort for the same period does not change | in any way his right to commuta I tation of quarters, heat and light for the time his dependents occupied the summer cottage if the officer j was on "duty in the field." A steerage steward in the navy enlisted at Cavite, P. L, and was j honorably discharged from the serv* ice at a British naval base, where his ship was stationed. The pay of- | fleer of the vessel to which the man was attached made an inquiry of the comptroller if the discharged man j could be paid travel allowance back i to Cavite by way of the United States (New York to San Francisco). In making this Inquiry t?e pay of ficer pointed out that owing to the [ submarine menace the usual short est route from England to the Phil ippines. via the Mediterranean and the Sues Canal, has been closed to passenger steamers and such ships are now routed by way of the Cap* of Good Hope; and that in view of this fact It appeared to him Jhe "shortest usually traveled route**? prescribed by travel regulations? would be to New York and San Francisco where the enlisted man could take a steamer directly to the Philippines. In reply to this request the comptroller states that travel within the continental limits of the United States is unnecessary for this enlisted man since. In addition te the Cape of Good Hope route, "itap -Ihai a regular line of steam ers carrying passengers sail from | ports within the British Isles to Manila. P. I., via the Panama Ca- ' nal." CAMP MEIGS SOLDIER WRITES A WAR POEM Private John C. McWhorter Is Au thor of "My Litany/' "My Litany" is the title of a war poem composed by Private .Toi;u C. McWhorter, Fourteenth Company of ! the "Quartermaster's Corps, Camp I Meigs. District of Columbia. Private McWnorter. whose home is j in Alabama, has been in the servicc five months. Ho has just published "A Soldier's Notebook of Poetry." The poem recalls our debt to France, MY LIT ANT. Dear God on high. My boy will fly In your blue sky For Liberty, And in his way Help to repay The. debt we owe To Rochambeau And Lafayette, Who helped to ret True freedom For America. Teach thou my heart Right from the start To bear its part Unflinchingly; And let me pray Each hour, each day In my small way For all humanity. And not bemoan My boy alone Though he be gone Until eternity. All must share And try to bear Without a tear Responsibility. So Thou above. O God. with love May soon approve Our victory. W. S. S. AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO BE POPULAR Cards of Greeting with Place for Stamps Are on Market With Christmas just two month* away, the District war saving's com mitter. in line with the suggestion that only useful rifts be given, is urging that war savings and -thrift stamps be the medium for yaletide remembrances this year. Such a course will not only mea.n ready com pliance"^*ith the general thrift cam paign. but will also help provide tha government with funds for the prose cution of the war. Anticipating that such a course would prove popular. scores of manu facturers of Christmas greeting cards and folders throughout the country have placed on the market various designs of this character which pro vide spaoe irvorhich tha war stamps may be placed. An appropriately worded verse, combining the sentU ments of thrift and friendship, is usually imprinted thereon While the war savings plan vai not introduced until December of last year. Christmas tokens in many in stances |took this form, particularly as a substitute for the uaual money gifts from employer to employe The custom thus introduced i? expected to prove increasingly popular this year. NEW YORK HOTEL ARRIVALS. New York. Oct ft.?The following Washingtonian* are registered at local hotels: E B. Oowin. Park Ave nue: C. 8. Hart. Richmond Mrs. P O. Mandell. Grand; Capt. \V. E. Mc Intare, Gregorian; Capt. J. M Mc Kay. Algonquin; J. E. Moorland. T-atham; W. B. Reed. Breslin; H. Taylor. Herald Square; R. Brunaoo. Herald Square; T. F. Cook. Gregor ian; Mrs. L*arker. Grand. G. L* lx>hrer. Hermitage; B O. Macomber. Herald Square; W. A. Mearns. Gregorian. Capt. C. E. Smyth. Gregorian; G. F. Whiting. Holland E R Boardman. Latham G. D. Debb. Breslm; L* W. Evans. Union Square. B. F. Hutcb ings. Park Avenue. J. S Sullivan. Aberdeen. J. Whltcomb. Wallick. Serious coal shortage feared la Spain this wintac.