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WOUNDED MAN TELLS HOW
I HE FACED GUNS AT CAMBRAI
I
f BY DONALD I* BREED.
I Xf you want to see a look of utter
and complete amazement spread over
the face of a fellow being", then ask a
?oldier who has been In France
whether he thinks the allies will win
a military victory.
I law this look of wonder in the
face of a man who has been at Cam
brai and Baupaume. He is Private
CK of the 11th Engineers, and he
la now at Walter Reed Hospital, ih I
"Washington, undergoing a treatment j
which will render him almost as sound i
as he was before he got his wound. j
"Certainly we're going to win," he j
said. "But not this summer and not j
this year. I don't know when it'll be,
but we're going to end the war on
German soil. There's no other way
out of It. We've got to whip them
back inside their own boundyies."
Private G was before Cambrai in
the famous battle of November 20 to
#0. 1917.
In Fight at Cambrai.
At the chosen time the offensive be
ffan. It was a big offensive for those
days, and It succeeded well at the
etart. The British troops forged ahead
and the engineers were kept sweating
to bring up the rear, build tracks and I
eee that the roads were passable. Thet
spires of Cambrai, only two and one
half miles off, were visible at last,
and Private G , in common with
the rest of the troops, supposed that
the retaking of the city was only a
matter of hours.
But, as everybody now knows, Cam
brai was not retaken.
"We saw a German sausage balloon
sailing in our direction," Private
G said. "We thought it was
pretty queer, but we had no time to
stop and figure out the reason for it.
Then, like a bomb> came the order to
retreat. I was in a dugout with a
bunch of fellows, and we cbuld see
the men pouring down the roads. The
corparal says, ^what shall we do?
It's sure death to crawl out in that
FACTORY PROBLEM BIGGEST.
Mr. Frankfurter Says Army Suc
cess Depends on Industry.
The task of mobilizing millions of
workmen throughout the nation and
placing each man where he will be
most effective in the war machine is a
far bigger undertaking than the War
Department's job of raising an Army
of 5.000,000, Felix Frankfurter, as
sistant to the Secretary of Labor, told
heads of the United States employ
ment service in a conference here yes
terday.
He told the employment service of
ficials that the success of the Army
in France "will be measured only by
their success in keeping the factories
at home running with the needed
number of workmen. He urged each
man present to extend the arm of the
service into every corner of his state
or district.
GERMANS ENJOY LUXURIES.
Enormous Sums Are Spent Therefor
Despite Widespread Distress.
CctTespondenre of the Associated Press.
AMSTERDAM. June 13. ? Despite
widespread distress, enormous sums
of money are being spent in Germany
on luxuries and amusements, the
Deutsche Tages Zeitung of Berlin j
complains. It says that the consump
tion of champagfle, which amounted
to 10,000,000 bottles a year before the
war and dropped to less than 5.000,000^
bottles in the first year of the war, in
1917 rose to 20,000,000 bottles, al
though the prices ranged from 300 to
400 per cent higher. The newspaper
also points to the crowded theaters
and the great increase in betting at
the race courses.
' Kario Diaz to Represent Cnba.
HAVANA. June 27.?Mario Diaz y
Irizar has been named by President
Menocal as the Cuban representative
for the internatior.al commission of
trademarks and patents in Washing
ton. He is chief of the Cuban patent
office.
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open field, and if we stay here Fritzie
will come sneaking up and find us.'
"Well, we crawled out. The cor
poral was killed the first crack, and I
got a rifle wound in the leg. It
wasn't bad, but, you see, I couldn't
walk. I wormed around there, expect
ing every minute to be picked off, I
saw the Germans swarming down the
roads, and they were sending scout
ing parties out into the fields. Some
of them came and looked at me, and
I thought my time had come. But
all they did was give me a little*
I kick and make funny German noises
in their throats, and then they went
i away again. I guess their scheme
I was to take me on to some prison
I camp after a while. After I was so
| thirsty and weak that I thought I
I was going to die, one of them came
along and gave me a drink. I didn't
know but it might be poisoned, but
I drank it anyway, and it went down
all right.
Germans Coming- Back.
"After a long time the columns
seemed to be turned. I looked down
to the roads, and the Germans were
coming back again. The reason for
that, we found out afterward, was
that the Coldstream Guards had come
up Just in time. Besides, the Ger
mans didn't like the terrain. What
they were trying for was a positicm j
on the ridge, and they couldn't make
it. I lay out in that field for hours
and hours, and the swelling and the
hunger and everything made me so
faint that I didn't care what happened
to me.
"Then I was found by a couple of.
stretcher bearers. It was a long way
to the hospital, and by the time I got
there the wound was so bad that there
was nothing to do but put me to sleep
and take the leg right off below the
knee. If I'd had to wait another day,
it would have been good night for
me."
Private G ? had a long period of
convalescence in a Paris base hospi
tal, and now he has been sent to Wal
ter Reed to be fitted with a new limb,
so that he can, some day, work al- !
most as well as if he had never gone !
through the tragic experience which
he related to me. x
HOME FROM LECTURE TOUR.
Dr. Crafts Delivered 115 Prohibi
tion Speeches in Philadelphia.
Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts, superintendent
of the International Reform Bureau,
Inc., has returned to his home here
after a thirty-day tour through
Pennsylvania in the Interest of na
tional prohibition as a war meas
ure. In that time Dr. Crafts, accom
panied by David Reed of Boston, vis
ited twenty-eight cities, in which he
delivered a total of 115 speeches.
Most of his talks were given at fac
tories during the lunch hour.
IT-BOATS GET TWO SHIPS.
Only One Member of Pomeranian's
Crew Snrvives.
AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 28.?
The Canadian Pacific steamships
Pomeranian and Medora have been
sunk by German submarines, accord
ing to information brought here by
the captain of a vessel arriving from
England.
Only the second engineer from the
Pomeranian was saved, he declared.
COMMISSION TO RUSSIA, WITH
ARMED GUARD, MAY BE PLAN
President Wilson fs working: on the
address he is to give at Mount Ver
non on Independence day. While no
announcement has been made of the
subject on which he will speak, it
is understood that In view of de
velopments in the Russian situation
the attitude of the United States In
the matter will then be made known.
It is said the President favors a
policy of mutual helpfulness with
Russian in commercial. Industrial
and agricultural ways, and with this
In view he is contemplating- sending
to Russia a commission of distin
guished civilians.
Troops Might Be Sent.
The commission would offer assist
ance and have the power to discuss
and arrange with Russian represen
tatives a plan of co-operation de
signed to set that perturbed country
i on its feet. Troops might be sent to
protect the commissioners and to
police territory where native local
governments might be established to
carry out the policy inaugurated by
the United States.
Strict intervention, it is said, will
not be tolerAed by the United States.
The word "intervention," it is known.
LODGING WITH NO SERVICE
IS AVAILABLE FOR GIRLS
Council for Defense Will Register
Rooms to Rent Where Occu
pant Must Care for It.
| Many Washlngtonians have rooms
! *n their homes that they would rent
! to young woman war korkers if these
! workers would agree to care for room
I without maid service. Dr. George M.
I Kober told the District Council of
Defense in reporting on the work of
! the housing committee at a meeting
| of the council in'the District building.
I yesterday afternoon.
| It is probable that as a result of the
! report Edwin S. Hege, head of the
ro?om registration office of the council,
I 13^1 New York avenue, will endeavor
j to have listed at the office all avail
able rooms, whether the housekeeper
j is able to offer maid s^jvlce or not.
I Mr. Hege pointed out that many
j young women who are coming here to
I work for the government might se
| cure rooms at lower rates if they
I would agree to care for the room. Dr.
Kober reported that the servant
j question is a serious one now in pri
vate homes as well as boarding
I houses.
| On motion of Health.Officer Wood
I ward, the council was instructed to;
j procure health pamphlets and dis
tribute them through Maj. D. J. Dono
van to every man in the District who
is in class 1 of the draft.
William H. Baldwin, chairman of
j the council, brought up the ques
1 tion of the possible need for a com
1 pulsory work law in the District. A
committee was instructed to investi
gate and report.
Private Henry Briley, 306th Engineers,
81st Division, nas been convicted at
Camp Sevier for sleeping at his post
while on sentry duty and sentenced to
three months at hard labor.
Is considered too strong: a term and
distasteful not only to the allies and
those races subjugated by the cen
tral powers and ready to revolt, but
also to President Wilson and other
officials in this country.
More than one of the countries
among: the allies. It is understood,
have been in favor of the action the
President is said to have in mind. The
general opinion among: the allies has
been that in order to obtain the con
fidence of the Russian masses such
aid as the United States is said to be
about to give that country should be
accompanied by a police force to
champion their cause, and to show the
peoples of that country that It Is act
I ing in good faith.
1 The sending of missions with prom
ises and the absence of moral or
armed force to back them up is looked
| upon as aiding the Germans.
Preferred to Intervention.
A pacific penetration by the United
States and the allies is said to be ap
proved in preference to armed inter
vention by a large force, because of
| the beneficial effect it would have on
i the Russians. It is felt that an armed
force would give Germany a chance
for the exploitation of propaganda de
claring the treaty of Brest-Lltovsk
had been violated, and that the inten
tions of the invading force were not
friendly to the Russian people.
BEPOSTS LOSS OF $350.
J. T. Nicholson Aiki Arrest of Han
Who Failed in Contract.
| Joshua T. Nicholson, 1109 14th
street, has reported to the police the
loss of $350. He said he gave that
sum of money to a man to be used in
payment for goods, railroad fare and
a license to do business in this city.
Nicholson says that the man failed to
make* his contract good, and asks for
his arrest.
Police of the sixth precinct, are
searching for two young men who
are wanted on suspicion of having
robbed the place of business of John
Allen, 805 North Capitol street, of
cigarettes and candy valued at $500.
The robbery was committed about
4:30 this morning, entrance being
gained by removing a screen from a
window.
Mrs. Ida Bourziel, 1439 T street, told
police of the eighth precinct that an
unidentified Individual last night took
her key from the mail box, entered
her apartment and stole wearing ap
parel valued at $108.
A fishing outfit, three fire extin
guishers and wearing apparel valued
at $50 disappeared from a theater at
1408 Church street the past week.
The property belonged to Henry H.
Elliott, 1353 Girard street.
IRELAND MUST SENS KEN.
Lord French Says Volunteer Call
Did Not Mean No Conscription.
LONDON, June 27.?When his procla
mation calling for Irish volunteers
was issued there was no idea of aban
doning the possibility of conscription.
Viscount French, the lord lieutenant,
declared in a speech Wednesday at
Belfast.
Fifty thousand men would be ac
cepted as Ireland's contribution, but
if compulsion had to be resorted to
the number would be regulated by
population.
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an immense stock of over 1,000 fine Genuine
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all the new plain bacjcs?in all sizes to fit all
men, and we're going to put them on sale to
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It'll pay you to buy two suits at $8.50,
for you'll pay more later on.
Sporty Feather-weight Tropical Worsted Suits ......$10
Genuine Priestley Mohair Suits?real quality .$12.50
Dressy All-Wool Serge and Flannel Outing Trousers. . $5 & $6 Pr.
Separate Palm Beach Trousers $3.50 Pr.
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. SCRIVEN PRAISES
ITALIAN RGHTING MEN
No Bluster or Nonsense About
Them, He Says?Returns for Ex
tensive Observation Tour.
AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 28.?
"The Italians are magnificent soldiers,
and there is no bluster or nonsense
about them when it comes to fight
ing:," says Brig. Gen. George P.
Scriven, U. S. A.
Since last October he has been at
tached to the Italian armies on the
Piave and in Albania and Macedonia.
He arrived here yesterday. Gen.
Scriven is going to Washington to lay
before the War Department a detailed
report of conditions in Italy.
Of Gen. Diaz, commander-in-chief of
the Italian forces. Gen. Scriven says:
"He is a type of soldier who im
presses you with confidence."
The morale of the Italian troops, he
added, was excellent, even at the time
when they were recovering from the
first Austrian offensive.
In addition to serving on the Piave.
Gen. Scriven visited the Albanian and
Macedonian fronts, and was also in
Saloniki. He said he was with the
armies of Italy, Serbia, France and
Greece.
rOf the Greeks he said there then
were about nine divisions, approxi
mating 50,000 men, all the armies
heing distributed along the front fac
ing the Bulgarians and Germans in a
I consolidated line. Monastir, he added,
| was almost constantly under bom
bardment. but the allied armies were
holding fast against any advance.
Saloniki he described as one of the
most interesting places in the world,
because, as a British officer remarked,
even the Romans never saw as many
1
types of men as were passing through
the city.
In the Albanian district. Oen.
Scrlven said, the Italians have per
formed a magnificent work in estab
lishing stable governments, schools,
hospitals and courts of justice in ad
dition to building good roads and es
tablishing sanitary conditions. In this
the British Red Cross in assisting, that
organization having more than 1.000
women scattered through ths hills
engaged in relief work.
FOE NEW Y. W. C. A. BUILDING
War Council Appropriate! $800,000
After Deciding on Structure.
The national war council of the
Y. W. C. A. has appropriated 1800.000
for the new administrative building
to be located on property owned by
the association at 13th and I streets.
Work In Washington has assumed
such a national character, owing to
the number of woman clerks who
have come to Washington from,all
states of the Union, that the war
council decided upon the building.
The joint financial campaign of
the ir. M. C. A. and ths T. W. C. A.,
to take place some time li? October,
it is announced, is to be for $116,000,
000, and the women's association Is
to get $15,000,000.
The Y. M. C. A. will open two Inns
in the near future, it is announced,
one at Silver Spring, Md., and ths other
on the Rockvilie road.
U. S. MISSIONARY SHOT.
Bev. Frank Eckerson Severely
Wounded by Bandits in China.
By the Associated Press.
AMOY, China, Thursday, June 20.?
Rev. Frank Eckerson, an American
missionary, is reported to have been
shot and severely wounded by bandits
forty miles northwest of Amoy. Mr.
Eckerson Is a missionary of the Re
formed Church In America.
Connecticut Democrats Keel
HARTFORD, Conn.. Jan* U.?Thomas
J. Spellacy of Hartford ni nominated
for governor by the state democratic
oonventlon her* yesterday.
The platform approved the adminis
tration of President Wilson, declared
that the supreme effort ta to win the
war. that women should have the suf
frage by amendment to the United
States Constitution, and that a prohibi
tion amendment should be submitted to
a referendum of the voters of the state
to serve as a guide to the general as
sembly.
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-*? Pepsin and find it a most effective
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mending to one's friends. I know that my
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using it."
/Fna s letter to Dr. CaldvwH written by\
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\ Springfield, Maes. J
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other discomfort. A triai bottle can be obtained free of
charge by writing to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 458 Washing
ton Street, Monticello, Illinois.
Dear Old Dad?
Judging by the clothing advertisements in the
magazines these days, you'd think he isn't much of
a factor in clothes buying. But he's mighty impor
tant around here. Just a glance at our stock of cloth
ing for the man who is getting on in years will make
you think so.
But "things have changed since father was a
boy." No more do advancing years mean
clothes that accentuate them. Men are younger
in spirit these days?and they want styles that
keep them feeling that way.
This isn't a one-sided business; we meet
adequately the needs of all men?of every
build?of every type.
In such famous makes as Society
Brand and Aristocrat-ic Clothes you'll
find models for every age and inclination
of man.
Our suits are $20 to $60.
HOT-WEATHER CLOTHES
With Good Looks and Shapeliness Tailored Into Them
When you see a hot-weather suit with style and shapeliness to it, it isn't a mere accident that
accounts for them. Good looks are tailored into our clothes; it takes mighty good workmanship
to convert the sheer, light materials such as Palm Beach cool cloth, Priestley's mohair, tropical
cloth, silk, flannel and ever so many other materials into suits with all the style of cloth ones.
There's nothing quite like this department in town.
Prices from $10 to $35* Th? BmH Oo. Clothes Shop?First Floor.
Manhattan Shirts
Tfc TEED NO APOLOGY, because they're 100% Shirt Value?and then
some! In this Shop for Men it has been our aim to carry only goods
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ing Style that's "Different" and Real, Intrinsic Worth. That's why we carry
and exploit "Manhattan Shirts." If better shirt? were made we'd have them.
Another thing?wC believe you wili find here the LARGEST SHOWING of
Manhattans in town. Any price to suit?$2 to $12.
and "MANSCO" Underwear that-* right
A "FITTING" COMPANION to Manhattan Shirts, produced by the same nftkem Without
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And no need to tell YOU el the magnificent qualities of HANANS.
They're the last word we know of in DOWNRIGHT FOOTWEAR EXCEL
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