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Nation Fully Prepared for
Winter Season, Dr.
Garfield Says.
The nation's coal bin 1> adequately
stocked for the winter. Both war In
dustrie* and domestic consumers are
prepared for Mother long, hard sea
th" ?>?fortlng assurance
*1ven the country last night by Dr.
.*rr7 A- Garfield. United States Fuel
Administrator, ic ar. exhaustive sLate
roent outlining the fuel situation as
wither ,h? *pproach of old
F*u<'1 Administration ap
proaches t)ie winter season well or
* th *,ock? ?f <="*1 on hand
iw In e4w?s of the stock, of other
said Dr Garfield. -We are
??dy for an unusually severe winter,
but we .re still and shall continue to
o?,h!Pen P'- u5,on ,he ^-operation
oon^Lr?Pi" ?' ,he Lnlted Slates in
conserving fuel and upon the several
ajrenciea concerned In the production
?d transportation of fuel to enaoie
to. .?^arTT.Jh"U?h our P^cran. to
tne end of the year."
Statistics Submitted.
?tIu2tl^''elK^mini8tTlt0r Presented
statistics showing the relative Dm
ducUoo Of ruel as oomptnSf w?h
*?d ,he co?d?lon,
arranted from these figures Brieflv
b's finding sre fhat '
bM nAti?n * fuel ,uPPlies. assern
?tir^J?rtPar"t'0n f0r an unusually
dli?tu7?? ar" *dwlu?te *nd well
vL^L'r^. 0" h"nd are ?"???
a? J7Y before; the needs also
time ,han at any previous
toe h^. <,?,me"lc ?al la now In
kathan consume? and dealers
*,or?i year, """''!"8 P'rlod in
,,^7i?r 'h? countr>" at large there
sufficieAVero1?e.iChf1 8upply ln "ock
? ~1? fot *'ght weeks.
ly le?ethP:??' ??ke suPP'y i? slight
blast maximum demand of
t pj?, and war industries.
'rtttanf v'U" "nd l0>?' CO-op
. J theM Public ln conserva
trlbutw a" producing and dis
tributing agencies, is necessary.
< ?-??eratlon GeaeraL
ranM., pr"ent hi*bly satisfactory
iaat?r I0"" ,h" rMult of ">thus
*V - m work developed through
Ion ntS the Puel Administra
fcnn i mT" Garfle'd graciously ac
knowledges the loyal and patriotic
andT?rm,'?n ?' ,he mlne Workers
J"*' th' R?'lroad Admin
wf?.-. railroad operatives, the
War Industries Board, the general
puJJ|f and other agencies.
Although their number has been
'*du"d to a point lower than at
"?e '? "cent years, the mine
of the country produced
38 000.000 tons more coal in the first
six months Of the present coal year
n ?H.Were pr?duced in the corres
ponding: period last year.
In coal deliveries the fuel pro
gram to date has been exceeded.
f?y * 2?n'CK astern coal has been
supplied throughout the country
^.?? ""rest available mines,
eliminating cross-hauling and tre
mendously facilitating distribution.
Polnta farthest from the mines have
been supplied with the greatest
quantities. The upper Great Lake*
districts, where winter cuts most
deeply into transportation, have re
ceived the greatest proportionate
supply, and points nearer to mines
are now being cared for.
THk?te to Futile.
Paying a tribute to the public.
Dr. Garfield said:
"The people of the United States
have demonstrated their willingness
to make any aacrifice necessary, but
they must be satisfied that what Is
asked is necessary and reasonable.
The highest testimony to democracy
has been furnished by the way in
which the people of the Inited State*
have met the requests of the Food
and Fuel administrations, even when
these requests have imposed upon
them personal inconvenience and sac
rifice. "
Instead of being well prepared to
meet winter conditions, the country
* ould have faced another serious
coal .shortage at the most critical
time of the year. Dr. Garfield pointed
out. If the less essential Industries
had been permitted to operate with
out curtailment of their fuel supply.
While the coal situation la satis
factory, the oil and gas situation will
probably he somewhat acute because
of the steadily increasing domestic
and overseas demand for oil and a
^decrease in the production of natural
^;as. The oil problem, however, is
largely one of transportation, ac
cording to the Fuel Administration.
Rigid Saving Necessary, Says Food
^>ew York, Oct. 27.?Rigid conserva
tion of food is urged upon the Amer
ican people in a statement issued by
the Food Administration tonight
"Every table should be spread and
every meal should be eaten." says the
statement, "with the wants of ail the
world In mind."
Attention is called to the fact that
the food resources of the nation will
be called upon to supply the needs of
ao.ooc.coo subjects of our allies, in ad
dition to those of our own pe?p!e. our
armies and 250.000 German prisoners
America, it is stated, will be called
upon this year to provide 17.I40 000
tons of foodstufTs. 50 per cent more
year Th<? largest part of
Jthls will be 10.torna? tons of flour
Victims Few When "Nonsinkable"
Was Struck by Torpedo.
Official confirmation that the
steamship Lucia, designed as non
sinkable. was sunk by a submarine
in the mid-Atlantic was received from
Admiral Sims by the Xavy De
partment yesterday. Admiral Sims
reported that eighty-six survivors
were picked up by a United States
naval vessel. Only four lives were
The vessel was attacked and sunk
when about 1.200 miles from the
American coast. The following mem
bers of the crew were killed by the
explosion of the torpedo:
f>. Mlna Moynihan. third engineer
officer. 8t. Helena. Md.
i M. R Gayner. cadet engineer. Kan
Las City. Mo.
I E. C. Young, oiler, Baltimore. Md.
I James Kenny, water tender, Nauga
|uck. Conn.
Kaay U-Boats Homeward Bound.
Copenhagen. Oct. 27.?A great j
Umber of U-boats were observed '
uterday from the Norwegian i
|ast. They were homeward bound. [
Document, in Attorney
General's Hands, Goes to
President Today.
| President Wilson will have the
1 Hughes aircraft Investigation re
! port before him today or tomorrow.
Attorney General Gregory has the
report in his hands, having received
It from Justice .Hughes late Satur
day afternoon, and had not read It
at a late hour last night, but will
read it at least by today and then
give it to the President.
This is the situation in the pend
ing aircraft disclosures as stated
by Mr. Gregory last night.
Handed to Gregory
' Justice Hughes. President Wilson's
I opponent in the last Presidential cam
paign. chosen by the latter to conduct
an investigation into the charges that
I there had been gross waste, if not
worse, in the use of the 1640,000,000 ap
propriated by Congress to make
I America the leader in airplane war
i fare, completed his report and handed
| it to the Attorney General late Satur
i day. Mr. Gregory said, and the for
I mer Justice of the Supreme Court
I then left immediately for his home in
New York.
Statements to the effect that the
Hughes report had been completed
1 some weeks ago and had been with
held by the President until after the
elections, or at least until after the
Liberty Loan campaign should be
i closed, for either political purposes
' or for fear of untoward effects the
disclosures might have upon the suc
cess of the loan, were summarily re
futed by Mr. Gregory last night.
"They are manifestly untrue." he
said, "for when the North American
Review statement came out and s?nce
that time we were holding hearings
in the case. In the nature of things
we could not reach findings until the
evidence was in."
The Attorney General would give
no hint of the nature of the -eport s
! findings. It has been ?loselv gumdtd
at the Department of Justice
throughout the Investigation, and
'even Mr. Gregory's assistants at the
department late Saturday were un
j aware that their chief had Leen given
the text of the report.
Woald Obviate Further Rumors.
I In an evident desire, however, to
I obviate any further rumors of sup
I pression. Mr. Gregory stated that he
I intended to turn over the report to
t the President as soon as he could
' read it.
I He returned to his residence after
I dark, having spent the afternoon on
the golf links of the Chevy Chase
Club and denied himself to callers
after dinner in the hope of reading
the report last night.
bargain for peace and would also op
' erate to prevent a break-through of
{the allies such as would precipitate a
j pitched battle.
' With reports from many quarters
that Austria's military forces are soon
; to withdraw from the Western front
I and take up the paths of peace. raiU
? tary men are convinced that the Ger
' mans greatest fear is that the com
i ing two weeks may force them to
| meet the allies in a decisive battle.
The defection of Bulgaria and the
separation of Turkey, the impending
' loss of fuel oils in Rumania, the loss
I of steel and coal mines in France, the
1 ever-increasing shortage of raw ma
i terials and of loyal labor to weld the
munitions of war, combine to the
! creation of a tidal wave of disasters
soon to be dashed upon a terror
| stricken and devitalized country. No
j change in leadership can save Ger
! many from the loss of all territory
i (the has taken. Yet, forced backward
, in a retreat which may at any time
| become a rout, she is desperately
' striving to save some remnants of
her former vainglorious pretensions,
i Only this inbred belief in the mifcht
' of her armies stands now between
! her chiefs and a complete military
! debacle, say military men who have
! recently studied conditions on the
j Western front.
Col. House for Peace Table.
It is an open secret here now that
I Col. House is prepared to represent
j the United States at the peace table.
It is therefore a common remark
! here that President Wilson has been
| given assurance that acceptance of
j an armistice by Germany is to be
! expected. It is being pointed out
; that John Davis, recently named as
j Ambassador to the Court of St.
' James at London, has been in con
ference with German military'ofTi
i cers at Bern for weeks, determin
j ing the terms under which United
States and German prisoners of war
i shall be treated. It is said that it
! is no far cry to believe that Mr.
! Davis has been given messages
, which, much more plainly than the
j German notes, give proof that Ger
; many will give up all to save her
' self from the punishments which
j must fall upon her peoples If the
I allied armies cross her boundaries,
j It may be said now that Col. House
! was accompanied to Europe by a
j number of trained secretaries and
'stenographers, and that he carries
i documents and papers which will per
' mit of his opening at any time ex
i ecutive offices for the consummation
I of any negotiations which the ac
| ceptance by Germany of an armistice
J may make -necessary.
May Fight for Months.
I On the other hand there are those
I who say that Germany is not yet
1 aware of her true military situation;
j that she will fight on for months in
! an effort to gain better peace terms.
I These men point to a shortening of
l th? Western front battle line as an
i aid to Germany. This theory is not
' generally accepted, however. Many
military men now insist that a
shorter line will give to the allies a
i far greater advantage than at pres
ent, since their means of transport
'? can be better centralized and greater
masses of artillery assembled for
breaking the Rhine line; larger
i swarms of aircraft and tanks sent
Into restricted territories to lead the
I way for the men afoot. In no quar
ters here is there doubt that v. ith
every day the loss of the German
material military strength is equaled
j by tfie Increase made possible by
America's forces.
Safe Garage Heater Barn* Oil.
A new type of heater for garages
which burns kerosene or gasoline,
is described in the Popular Mechan
ics Magazine. It is in reality a
miniature warm-air furnace, pro
vided with special means for mak
ing: it safe to operate in a room
where gasoline is used. The safety j
feature is similar to that of a min- '
er's safety lamp, all the air for
combustion being taken in through
a flne gauze through which a flame
will not pass. It is said that gaso
line can be poured over and around I
the heater without danger.
Stealthy Beginning of Belgian Offensive.
This is the first picture sent to America of the beginning of the movement to remove the Hun
from the coast of Belgium. Belgian pioneers are snipping the barbed wire in a water-logged stretch
of country for a surprise attack.
Our Colored Troops.
Had it occurred to you, the univer
sal loyalty of our colored citizens?
Have you ever met a colored man in
this country who was pro-German?
Do you even know any one who thinks
he has actually seen one? I have per
sonally made inquiry in the South. In ]
New England, on the Pacific Coast |
and here at home in the Central West, i
and have arrived at the firm convic- I
tion "There ain't no such animal'' as i
a pro-Gcrraan American colored man.
When the big war started and Bem
storff let loose his long and carefully
prepared plans of arson, bombs, J
strikes, and general confusion in this |
country, one of the most dastardly
schemes on which his boss depended
was an uprising of 9,000,000 colored i
j people in the South. The effort was |
well organized, bountifully supplied,
with money, was operated with great |
secrecy, and at first was carried on
outside the larger Southern cities. All I
sorts *of impossible rewards were I
promised; the blacks were to own and ]
rule the South; every sort of poison |
lie was used to tempt the colored peo- |
pie into a revolt against the whites. I
It was expected and hoped this revo- |
lution would keep this country busy I
for the duration of the war. Of all '
this, people in (he North heard very j
To the everlasting credit of the col
ored people they refused to be led
into the trap, and like the proposed
revolution in India and Egypt and
some other countries, the plot miser-1
ably failed.
At last we entered the war. What
then of the colored man? When vol
untary enlistment was offered, he re
sponded promptly and in large num
bers. During the civil war, it was no
infrequent part of a Northern gener
al's report of a battle that "the col
ored troops fought bravely." The re
ports which are reaching us of the
colored troops in Prance include more
than "fought bravely"?they fought
A letter from an officer describing
such a regiment going "over the top"
is a picture worth painting. Bare
headed, shirts unbuttoned or no shirts
at all. with the most unearthly yells. I
as demons let loose, they went at the [
enemy like a cage of wild lions re- i
leased. These boys from the cotton
and cane fields like best to fight with ]
the bayonet, which Fritz enjoys least j
of all. but in hand-to-hand combat j
they fall back on their trusty razor j
or knife, in the use of which they are
more proficient. The stanchest Hun is ]
said to <yjail and run < before one of i
.these dusky giants bent on carving aj
map of Florida on a fat German face,
or a delta of the Mississippi on his!
Yes. the colored troops are still
"fighting bravely."?By H. H. Wind
sor. in the Popular Mechanics Maga- |
! zlne.
Only the huge potato crop of:
1917 kept Britain from being starv- i
ed into submission early in 1918, Brit- '
ish authorities now declare. Crop j
yields are much greater this year. I
Doughnuts and Coffee and Thoughts of Home.
There'11 a bit of sentiment and the feminine touch In the setting: of
this picture from far-away France, and the oilcloth-covered table and the
pttcher of wildflowers alone with the lunch of doughnut* and coffee are
but another example of Red Cross efficiency in stimulating home atmos
phere for the soldier boys.
Artificial Combs Control Bees' Sex.
Artificial combs made of aluminum
are a new invention, described in the
Popular Mechanics Magazine, which
are claimed to increase the production
of workers and limit the number of
drones. Another feature of the inven
tion is that it relleve?J>ees of the ne
cessity of ^uilding wax combs, and ]
thus enables them to devote al! their |
energy to honey making. Furthermore,
in the event of infection occurring in a '
brood, the cells may be thoroughly
sterilized. In vfew of the request of J
the Department of Agriculture that j
keepers of bees market only extracted j
honey, so as to increase production by ,
reusing the combs, the new alumfnum j
devices seem particularly timely.
Quiroa Substitute for Wheat.
There has long been cultivated 011
the west coast of South America a
plant called "quirioa." which botan
ists and cereal experts believe may
prove an excellent substitute for
wheat, in fact preferable to the sub
stitutes now in use. says the Popu
lar Mechanics Magazine. This plant,
now attracting particular attention
because of the .shortage of food
stuffs. has been cultivated in South
America, in more or less primitive
fashion, since pre-Inca days. The
Department of Agriculture has im
ported several lots of quinoa seed
and seed of related species, and is
making experiments with it in the
hope of finding suitable soil and
climate in this country for its culti
NO wonder HE
YEP- good efesvgkt )
\6 ft w6 FACTOR *
\ep- YOO HAVE TO wnt
>jery keen vtstotf
to be ft faarksmam \
f'fmstance >,
<=,ee THAT ccttta&e OVER
Yohder ? w vjeul vt5 'bout
tv<ree m\les opf~ cam
vfou taake VT oot other r
. thavi vts general
shape 1 y
-1 th' poor was no ^
doorkmo^ AM' ONE OF
tw' v?mt>ov<& is BROKE,
AM' theres am h?P\_e
tree >n th' FRoMT
yard but there A\mt
~l AMY apples om \t v
* 0^- * cfthy see *"x
w-lyhat, BUT \ KNOW j
vt& SO, 'CAUSE /
> \ bunk tvere ?)
' GEE ~*
yoove w
. cyesigmti
One oi the curious by-product* of
the war appears to be matrimonial
peace. Possibly husbands and ?wives
have found out that in times of a
world war they can get all of the
fighting they waul outside of the
home circle, and that It Is more thrill
ing to strafe the Hun than It Is to
row with their honey*, 'so they have
satisfied their belligerent instincts
without the necessity of scrapping
with each other.
At any rate, according to the statis
tics. there has been an amazing de
crease in the number of divorces that
have been asked for since the be
ginning of the war. and reports from
all over the country indicate that the
love ol peace Is brooding over more
households than was ever known be
?>f course many reasons may be as
Hzned for this desirable state of ar
fairs. The most obvious is, of course.
that In the face of a Kteat
we see the little Pin pricks of life In
their true proportions. Small. Indeed,
has been the soul that has taken
heed of its own little P^onal ir
rltations and grievances in ,heR*^a>?
in which a universe Is drenched In
blood andttears '
Nothing has heen more significant
than the fact that people have almost
ceased to complain of their own petty
troubles about which they would once
have walled to high Heaven Sup
pose a wlfes pies aren t exactly like
his mother used to make Husband
eats them in silence and without
criticism, thinking of the starving
millions in Europe.
Supose a husband isn t the com
bination of a matinee hero and John
D Rockefeller of a woman's romantic
dream. She's so grateful to have a
husband at all. and a home over her
head, when she thinks about the
women whose men have been kllle^
and whose houses are only little piles
of stone now that uhe never even
notices his fallings. .
Millions of people who have taken a
calm, prosperous, domestic life for
granted, and as nothing more than
their due. have been shocked by the
war Into a realization of how blessed
they were. and into an appreciation
of what home and love really meant
Many a man has realized for the first
time how much he cared for his wife
when he tried to visualize the fate
of the women of Belgium and Flan
ders befalling her. and It has made
him a beter and more considerate
husband than he ever was before.
likewise, many a woman who has
nagged an<\ fretted and fussed at her
husband has suddenly had it brought
home to her that such as he is. he
filled her whole life, and that her world
would be empty without him when
she thought about his going forth to
war. and possibly never returning.
Also millions of women have gotten
a new prospective on their husbands.
They have never thought of the plain,
practical unromantlc man to whom
they were married as heroes. They
ish right. as a result of .determined
j German counter attacks, and the
I British withdrew their line slightly.
American Patrols
Push Toward Funay.
With the American First Army, Oct.
; 27.?Our patrols now control the
southern third of the Burgundy
i woods. Thev are now pushing north-)
' ward of Funay. In a successful
i local operation northward of Grand
' Pre. this morning. American troops
speedily encircled a number of Ger
mans in the southern part of the
1 woods, who surrendered this even
This success enables us to vroccupy
the Bo is des Loges, from which we
were driven by the German flanking
fire from the east.
German Counter Attacks
Repulsed with Loss.
London. Oct. 27.?German counter
attacks in the region of Knslefon
taine (just west of the Mormal
forest, northeast of Le Cateau) and
at Artrea (oil the Rhonelle River,
south of Valenciennes) today were
repv>lsed with heavy losses. Field
Marshal Haig announces in his nicht
French Troops Take
Position on Lys.
Tendon. Oct. 27.?French troops in
Flanders captured an organised
farm on the right bank of the Lys.
south of Deynze (eight and a half
miles southwest of Ghent) today,
taking 100 prisoners, the war of
fice announced tonight.
Hun Attacks Broken,
Pershing Reports.
German efforts to regain by counter
attacks ground lost to the Americans
In the recent fighting north of Ver
dun yesterday were unsuccessful, ac
cording to the communique received
here last night. The communique
"North of Verdun the ?neny con
tinued without success- his attempts
to regain the ground lost in recent
fighting. Yesterday evening an at
tack launched with strong forces
against our positions between Ban
tanthevllle and" the Bois des Rattes
broke down under oar artillery fire
before reaching our lines. East of
tbe Meuse there has been sharp
fighting in the region of tfce Bols de
"On the front of the Second army
there was lively artillery fighting in
the Woevre."
The communiques for Friday and
Saturday were also received last
Frldav's statement was: ,
"On the Verdun front there is no
change in the situation."
Saturday's communique reads:
?Jforth of Verdun our troops have
made further progress in the Bois de
Bourgogne, reaching the hamlet of
"Artillery fire has continued heavy,
particularly in the region of Banthan
theville and east of the Meuse."
Milk Car* Refrigerated by Brine.
Maintaining the temperature of a
refrigerator milk car by means of
brine pipes has been tried oat with
success on an electric line sonlliK a
large middle Western city, according
to popular Mechanics Magazine. The
brine colls are located next to the
ceiling of the car, and while It is
being loaded, they are connected v.ith
the brine tanks In the milk depot re
frigeration plant. The car Is readily
cooled by this method and remainjat
a low temperature long enough to w
drawn a much greater distance than
the milk 1* hauled at thft present
time. 1
had never suspected thai the men
they had always known as being en
grossed with the state of his grocery !
trade, or the stock market had any j
sentiment concealed about their per-1
sons, or that they were capable of;
making a supreme sacrifice for an ab- j
stract ideal, or doing: a deed ho heroic j
that it put their stage and Aim idols j
to shame.
And when such a woman saw her
husband rive up the position that he
had spent so many years of hard
]Work in reaching, or leave to blun- j
dering hands the conduct of the busi
ness that was his own heart's blood, '
and go forth to fight, and die for his
country, if need be. she saw for the
first time the real man to whom she
was married, and he looked like a
God to her.
And that's one reason why women
who form most of the matrimonially (
disgruntled, have quit hammering in j
such numbers at the doors of the di- |
vorce court. ^ For women are idea'-,
ists and hero worshippers, and they
can forgive anything to the man who
has it in him to be great on a great
Perhaps, though, the chief reason
why war has made a dec tine and
falling off in the number of divorces
is because it furnishes the temporary
separation that most husbands and
wites need in order to rest their
jaded nerves and whet their satiated
appetites for each other's society, i
For if propinquity is the great
matchmaker it is also first aid to dH
vorce. There is no human being of
whom we do not tire in time. No
! c harms that do not pall upon us if
I we get an overdose of them. No vir
Jtues that do not turn into faults if
we gaze at them perpetually. Un
broken domesticity is merely another
case of the thirty quails in thirty
days that no stomach can stand.
Husbands and wives quarrel and
fight, and rush to the divorce court
simply because they are fed up with
each other. They think they will be
perfectly happy if they can only be
parted, and when they get their de
jcree they find out that they have be
! come a habit to each other, and they
j are miserable apart.
The war is affording these people
the opportunity to make this discov
they are to each other, and many a
woman who was pricing tickets to
] Reno is weeping now over a ragged
j letter from the front and wondering
how she could ever have Imagined
I leaving John; and many a man. ly
i ing RWhltf In the trenches, is ask
I lng hims^f how he ever could have
j been fool enough to have thought for
[ a minute that there was any other
woman in the world than the stout.
J crizzled-halred wife who has worked
and toiled so faithfully by his side.
Oh, war has its blessings. And one
of them Is that it makes men and
women know each other beter.
(Copyright, 1318, by the Wheeler fiyn
1 dlcate. Inc.)
Shocker Displace* Harvest Hands.
A grain shocker, described and illus
trated in Popular Mechanics Maga
zine. has been pronounced one of the
. most important inventions for the
| farmer since the appearance of the
binder. It attaches to a binder and
operates automatically, performing the
work of two harvest hands. At a time
when grain raising is so important and
farm laborers are so scarce, this ma
Chine is considered doubly valuable.
yT The shocker is mounted on two
I wheels and derives its power from the
j binder, from which it receives the
bundles, holding them In a horizontal
i position until enough have collected to
J make a shocK. On being tied together
[ in a we 11-compressed shock, the bun
les are discharged with the butts
downward and spread apart enough to
prevent their falling over. The shocks
are not capped, but are so put to
gether that they shed water readily
and are well ventilated. The grain is
so carefully handled that few kernels
are shaken off. It is said that less than
I one horsepower is required to operate
; the machine.
Barbarities of tfa? German*.
1 was taken to Passchendaele. to an
[ old ruined church. There I soon ap
j peared before a German doctor. I had
a big bandage round my head and
I from it blood was dripping freely. I
' had been gassed and was soaked in
' blood down to my waist?an alto
gether pitlarle object. Too weak to
! sit up I was held in a chair by two
. orderlies. The doctor looked at me.
I "Englander." he hissed,
j "No, sir," I answered, not reaHling
j he spoke in hate, "Canadian."
j "Englander." he repeated savagely
; r*nd spat behind him as he spoke, "all
I Englanders. all swine." And made
I a motion of shooting me in the_chest.
"Yes. Englander," I repeated, realiz
ing that he hated us lock, stock and
"Take him out. the Fnclish pig. I'll
not touch him." And they took me
out and back into the body of the
church, where T lay without attention
for thirty hours?a touch of kultur
once again.
Then I was taken to Rollers to a
Belgian convent hospital where a
German doctor, who afterward Justi
fied the sinking of the Lusltania. un
doubtedly saved ray life by removing
bone fragments from my brain, frag
ments which were causing almost in
cessant "cerebral ?vomiting."
There I fell in with gentle Belgian
sisters and some faithful civilians
who remained with them. I beard in
credible tales of German barbarities
during the reign of terror the previous
Sixty-nine civilians, selected by a
German spy in their midst in peace
time, had been shot in ctfld blood.
The spy had since been made military
commander of the town.
In a nearby village some Ill-advised
Belgian women had fired on German
soldiers passing* through. A drunken
German major had ordered the three
women found in the house to be taken
to the market place, stripped and
turned over to the will of equally
drunken soldiers. He said grimly that
he would make women the world over
fear to shed the blood of sacred Ger
man super-men. Afterward the vil
lage was given over to loot, fire and
the sword. That again was kultur.?
C. V. Combe, in Leslie's
Telescopinf Railroad Snowthed*.
Important improvements introduced
by the Southern Pacific railroad in
the design of their snowsheds are
! shown in an illustrated article in the
1 Popular Mechanics Magazine One of
these consists of telescoping units
having a maximum length of ninety
six feet, which make It possible to
divide long sheds into isolated sec
tions as a means of protection
against the spread of fire, or for
other purposes. Each unit is made
with removable outside braces and is
mounted on rails, so that a locomo
tive can draw it into the adjoining
structure, purposely made larger to
receive it.
Bacon and Bnnkoa in Vene.
Should I affirm that Shakespeare
wrote the plays
Attributed to him, it would be rash.
Put, were I on the other hand to say
That Bacon wrote them?It would be
well rasher
?Cartoons MasaaUa
A 8. ;.rI
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Alexandria. Va., Oct. 27.-4jflfl
J Brown, colored. 21 years old. ftiSfl
| addreaa was given as 123* U MM
i northwest Washington. while i(iH
j an automobile from Camp HumphrJ
shortly before 9 o'clock this montfM
was killed when the machin* M
overturned. The accident oo^M
near Aharon Chapel. Fairfax '"ounfl
It is suppow'd that the uterine #*"1
of the machine went wrong and th?*
|was responsible for the accident. -
I Hiram Fisher. 14 years old. r?ephe%
of Brown, who was in th? ma chin
with Brown, escaped injury. Brow>
lived only ten minutes after the acct
dent. He was injured internally.
{ By order of Coroner George C
Stuart the body was taken to De
malm's mortuary chapel and ??r#*
pared for burial. An inquest wa
I deemed unnecessary.
Mrs. Butcher wife of Harry Butcfc
er. died thl* morning at the residency
of her parents, Capt. and Mrs. Qcflfl
E. I^aycook. C5 Ssuth Lee street, S
j i neumonia. I
A brother of Mrs Butcher.
J. Iaycock. 1* years old. died Wedl
, nesday last at the parents'
: of the same disease. 1
{ Mrs. Butcher, in addition to her MM
band, leaves one child. I
There were no services hi the ?iffl
J ferent churches today owing to tvJ
(epidemic of influenra which haa vrim
Ivailed here for several weeks. All J
the churches, however, will be
opened next Sunday, and the moitffl
picture establishments and MlfeSH
will be re-opened November t I
Three deaths occurred In this ctfl
?during the past twenty-four h<*HP
j from influenza and pneumonia,
I epidemic here is gradually decreajni
land most of thnae suffering fronE
] disease are reported to be rapidly
i covering. | ^
! The funeral of James B.
j who died Friday at his residence nea*
1 Mount Vernon. Fairfax County, tool
place this afternoon, and burial waj
made at Accotlnk. Va.
Walter W. Maupin. 14 months old
son of Mr and Mrs. Milton B. Mau
Pin. died today at the residence <4 .
j his parents, 515 North Patrick strefco
I Funeral services for Isaac W. BuiS.
rell will take place at 2 o'c&ck Moflfl
day afternoon from his late rartdaik^l
in Dei Hay, Alexandria County. I
The funeral of George Lancaslil
will take place at 2 o'clock Mondial
afternoon from his lat* residence.
North Pitt street. Services win fefl
conducted by Rev. Fdcar Carpenf^fl
rector of Grace p. E. Church.
Flush the Kidneys at once wheE
Back hurts or Bladder bothers.
Meat forms uric acid.
No man or woman who eats nxtt
regularly can make a mistake >,n-i
flushing the kidneys occasionally, sa ?
a well-known authority. Meat forma;
uric acid which clogs the kidney por*?
so they sluggishly Alter or strain or
part of the waste and ftoisons front!
the blood, tnen you get sick. N?ri*N
all rheumatism. hcadachea. liver*
trouble. nervousness. constipation.]
dixsiness. sleeplessness, bladder dit-|
order come from sluggish kidneys. I
The moment you feel a dull ache tnfl
the kidneys or your back hurts, or
the urine .s cloudy, offensive, ful; n|
sediment, irregular of or a S
tended by a sensation of s> a Id in*, r J
about four ounces of Jad Salts frurtfl
any reliable pharmacy and take J
tablespoonful in a glass of water !>?J
fore breakfast for a few rays inJ
your kidneys will then act Hoe. T 1
famous salts Is made from the a <S
of grapes and lemon Juice, conlbli.J
with lithia. and has been used for geufl
erst tons to flush clogged kidners anil
stimulate them to activity, alao
neutralise the acids in urine ao it nfl
longer causes Irritation thus er.c; 9
bladder disorders. I
Jad Salts is inexpensive and caniiol
Injure: makes a delightful eRarvesfl
cent lithia-water drink, which all reirS
utar meat eaters should U-k. now anS
then to keep the kidneys clean inJ
the blood pure, thereby avoiding aarifl
oua kidney oomi>licauooa.?Adv.

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