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Sharply Contested in Sev eral Districts. CHARTER UP IN BALTIMORE Special Corrpspondence of Th? 8tar. BALTIMORE. Md.. October 26.?War and the influenza have upset all the campaign calculations of the Mary land politicians. Even the big: and little bosses over on the eastern shore who generally play politics all the year round now find but small pick ings in the game. Because of the epidemic nearly all the congressional campaign meetings have been can celed, and those of the spellbinders who have not the influenza are out of a job along that line or are too busy with some more lucrative war occupation. No one. seems to know just what to expect as a result of the election in Maryland. Generally speaking, the democrats think they should have much the better of it. Candidates Named. The candidates for Congress are: First district. Congressman Jesse D. Trice, democrat: William X. Andrews, republican. Second district. Carville 1>. Henson. democrat; Charles J. Hull,' republican. Third district, Congress man Char|es F. Coady, democrat; Charles A. Jording, republican. Fourth district. Congressman J. Charles Linthicum. democrat; Walter E. Knickam. republican. Fifth dis trict. Frank M. Duval h democrat; Congressman Sydney E. Mudd, repub lican. Sixth district, H. Dorsey Ktchison. democrat; Congressman Frederick N. Zihlman. republican. Messrs. Price, Coady, Linthicum, Mudd and Zihlman are now the rep resentatives from their respective dis tricts. Carville D. Benson has re cently been nominated by the demo crats to succeed the late Representa tive J. Fred C. Talbott, the veteran representative and party leader, who died a few weeks after his renomina tion. Republican Hopes. In the first district the republican hope of electing William N. Atidrews over Representative Price is due chiefly to the possibility that per i sonal antagonism to Representative Price will count heavily. In the second district thfe republi cans hope that the old opposition to J Carville D. Benson will put over Charles J. Hull. They also hope that . Herbert R. Wooden, running against ? Mr. Benson for the short term, will win. In the fourth district Representative . Linthicum is troubled by ? factional 5 differences in the democratic partv. His opponent. Dr. Walter E. Knick \ man, is working hard. Both the third ] and fourth districts are wholly within Baltimore city. j The fifth and sixth districts are nor- j ? mally republican, and on form Repre- ! j sentatives Mudd and Zihlman, respec T tively. should be elected. To Vote on New Charter. 1 . The new charter, which provides for ' the institution of the merit system in the city government, will be voted upon by the citizens of Baltimore No vember 5. Many of the politicians will be against the charter because it includes the merit system. ^rob t ably most of them will be against it. Apart from the institution of the , n-.erit system, the principal thing which would follow the adoption of J the new charter would be home rule for Baltimore city. At present, when the city wants a change made in its charter, it must go to the legislature j and ask for the amendment. The I adoption by the people in November i of the new charter would give the j power of amendment to the municipal j government and to the people of Bal- j timore. The mayor and city council ! may propose amendments by ordi nances, to be submitted to the people upon petition of 10.000 voters. This power would come to the city if the 1 new charter were adopted, because ! \ the charter contains the machinery I \ to carry out for the city the provi- j -ions of the home rule amendment to j the state constitution. j Registration Falls Off. Two years ago the prohibition fight helped the registration, in Baltimore city materially, as many as 122.522 t voters being enrolled. This number \ uas increased at the supplementary ? registration last year to 124.158. This : year only 83.375 took the trouble to I register. There would probably have : been more had it not been for the l ? pidemic which distracted the atten- j lion of the people. ? The city extension law contains a ' provision that an opportunity may be > nTorded voters in the annexed terri- j t ?ry to vote at the municipal election s ?? ?'xt spring by arranging for a spe- ! ? al registration in March, the city i to pay the cost. SKIP-STOP PLAN MADE BIG SAVING IN COAL | i Rate of 687,122 Tons Conserved in ' Twenty-Four States?Mas sachusetts Leads. Operation of the "skip-stop" system by street car companies in twenty four states for six months saved coal or its power equivalent at the rate of KS7.122 tons annually. The fuel administration last night n ade publio figures showing the ' greatest saving in coal was in Massa- j o'lusetts, estimated at 191,000 tons, j 1 ennsylvania ranked second with an j estimated saving of 169.200 tons. Missouri saved 52,422, New York 50, 000, New Jersey 50,000. Illinois 25. *?00. Ohio 23,000 and Michigan 22,000. other states showing a saving of 10, (?<?0 or more were Texas. 18,000: Con necticut. 13,000: California. 11.000 Minnesota. 10,000. and Wisconsin' 10.000. It is estimated that the saving In terms of power amounted to 10 per rout GB0WTH OF BRITISH HAVY. Fleet Increased to 6,800,000 Tpni Displacement Since War Begin. LONDON, October 25.?Figures made public today on the growth of the British navy during the war show that the Beet, including auxiliaries, increased from 2,500,000 tons displace ment to 6,500,000 tons, and the per sonnel from 146,000 to 406,000. Since the outbreak of the war 21.500.000 soldiers have rfaeen trans ported by sea. Of this number 4,I>1 were lost. For the requirements of the British naval and military forces moro than 86,000.000 tons of stores were transshipped, while more than -4,000,000 tons were taken oversea? for Great Britain's allies. Transpor tation also was provided for 2,000,000 animals. The organisation of convoys due to German submarine warfare has been an important part of the work of the British nary since March. 1917. from which time there have been 75.028 sailings, with the losses numbering only a few hundred vessels. ? BRAZIL-UNITED STATES TRADE DRIVE BY GERMANS Enemy Agents Make Promises for After-War Period Which They Cannot Fulfill. German propacaada has directed ?one of its efforts toward interrupt-1 in* trade between Brazil and the United States; investigation of nu merous canceled orders for cotton piece roods baa disclosed. Recent requests from Brazil that orders for cotton roods not already shipped be canceled brought to light that German agents in Brasil Have been promising1 to deliver goods Sim- ' ilar-to those ordered from the United States at pre-war prices within three months after peace is declared. As stocks of raw cotton in Ger many were long since virtually ex hausted, officials in Washington said' today. In commenting on the situa tion, the German promises to Brazil are. worthless. LATIN AMERICANS TELL THEIR LOVE FOR FRANCE I Forecast Closer Belations Between Young Democracies and "Great Sister" in Europe. BORDEAUX, Thursday. October 24. ?The delegates to the Latin Ameri can Congress. In session here, were addressed today by Armand Petijean who, on behalf of the general com mission for propaganda, explained what France had gained and lost in America during the war. He then took up some of the delicate prob lems involved and told his audience the means which were being taken to satisfy the aspirations of the Latin American friends of France. He said immense interests were in volved, in which France did not hesi tate to engage for the common wel fare. Approval of the manner in which the statements were set forth was expressed by the delegates and members of the diplomatic body pres ent. A number of the delegates made ad dresses on the subject of what was expected by Latin America from France after the war had been won. The . speakers said their countries would always answer the voice of France and that Latin America askcl France always to take an interest in it. A luncheon was given today to 100 members of the congress. The minis ters of Ecuador and Argentina de livered addresses in which they said that the foresight of the French, as shown by the holdings of the con gress, was certain to result In estab lishment of closer relations between the young American democracies and their great French sister. Deaths Reported. Deaths reported to the health department for the last twenty-four hours follow: Cecilia Conn way, 30 years, Providence Hos pital. John R. Bennett, 33 years, U. S. P. H. S. Hospital. Henriette Bentley, 7 months, 3013 Central avenue northeast. Charles E. Reese, 55 years, 824 3d - street northwest. Anson M. Vibbert, 26 years, Walter Reed Hospital. Edwin J. Lonney, 25 years, Walter Reed Hospital. - - - - William B. Hall, 23 yean, Walter Reed Hospital. Willie BJornstad, 22 years, Walter Reed Hospital. Walter Rauscher,. 26 years, ,U._ 8.' P. H. S. Hospital. Thomas Silla, 33 years. Providence Hospital. Thomas A. Miller, 33 years, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Edward M. Hard, 25 years, TJ. S. P. H. S. Hospital. Pasquale Xistretta, 38 years, 1627 14th street northwest. Frank Stanton, 19 years, Walter Reed Hos pital. Robert D. Leathers, 68 years. Blue Plains. Russell R. Moore, 19 years, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Eugene Hanson, 22 years, Naval Hospital. Roy A. Wooldridge, 30 years, 1719 5th street southeast. Waldo Cripps, 27 years, 605 6th street southwest. Ethel A. Richardson, 39 years, 830 12th stmet northwest. Hattie B. Mesby, 29 years, U. S. P. H. S. Hospital. Thomas O'Connor, 46 years, Garfield Hos , pital. Charles F. Filton, 1 year, 816 1st street northwest. Philip R. Farmer, M6 years, Washington Asylum Hosp.tal. Patrick J. Dougherty, 48 yean, St. Eliza beth Hospital. _ I Theodore A. Judd, 61 years, 1437 Fairmont ' street northwest. Ella B. Hyde, 33 years. Providence Hospital. Ethel Osborne, SO years. Garfield Hospital. William D. Brace, 62 years. 1218 30th street northwest. Geroldine L. Calls a. 1 year, 4004 Hlinois avenue. Mary E. Combs, 47 years, 1350 Brentwood road northeast. Elizabeth Mulligan, 25 ye*rs, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Joseph Grell, 59 years, St. Elizabeth Hos pital. ' Abraham Dveblei? 75 years, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Charles J. Shrelds, 47 years, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Tarrant W. Cummisgs. 45 years, Pennsyl vania avenue and 12th atreet, on street. Nellie Freeborn, 28 years, U. 8* P, H. 8. Hospital. v Trlphon Provost, 30 years, U, 8. P. H. 8. Hospital. Benjamin Boyd, 52 years. Emergency Hos pital. Irene Dyce, 6 years, 120 Central avenue northeast. Eliza Stewart, 69 years, 711 2nd street southwest. Cora F. Carter, 36 years, Tuberculosis Hos pital. Elma Smith, 26 years, 3312 Sherman ave nue northwest. Francis Nelson Dizon, 2 months, 442 N street, northwest. Wen dill E. Simms, 17 years, 15th street northwest. Jannlta Driver, 2 years, 618 Callan street northeast. John P. Kuly, 48 years. Free dm en's Hos pital. Josephine Gaither, 61 years, 2016 10th street northwest. Mary Fletcher, 26 years. 9 Gray's court. Christiana Green, 35 years, U. 8. P. H. S ' Hospital. Plena Green, 29 years, Naval Hospital. Wslter James, 82 years, U. 8. P. H. 8. Hospital. Henry Powell, 15 years. National Training School. ? lawrenee Nimi, 44 yean, 1510 5th street northwest.. - - ? - Caminton, 27 yean. 2524 Monrt street t-orthwest. Nina Thomas, 28 years, 2720 N street north west. Morina Johnson, 31 years, 1506 4th street northwest. Craek ^;L?- Bally, 1 year, 2730 N stmt Ames Howell, ? years, rnctaea's Hospital, rtosenee Howard. 4 months, rrseteen's Hos Pita]. 4 Hanry gaivsrs. 90 years, 827 W (tract ukuweiu Raymond Ford, 7 years, Garfield Hospital. FRENCH 0FICERS TO RETURN. Cftmp IngfamcUpi Are Recalled by Their Government. CAMP MBADE. Md.. October it.? Maj. Mercardier, Capt. Mallet. Maj. Nostand. Capts. Aumont and Rosin - girol and other members of the French mission sent to this country to give Instructions to the men in the camps on French military tactics and methods have been recalled by their government and are preparing to leave this cantonment. Several of them have been ill with lnfluensa. but are now well. All the French o(Seers have been very popular With the American offi cers and drafted men. nflm Mortal policewomen have boon appointed by the tqayor of Cald well. N. J., to assist in the enforce ment of the curfew law .recently en acted in iba: town. / ' Vlffli ASK COUNTRY FOR 25OM|LLI0NS United War Work Campaigns Increase in-Goal Approved by President. CHICAGO, October 26.?President Wilson has approved an increase in tbe amount which the united war work campaign will seek of nearly SO per cent, and the organization involved will -ask the oontry to contribute $250,000,000 in the week of November 11, said John R. Mott, director of the campaign, in a, statement before a! conference of workers from fourteen states here today. Dr. Mott said he secured this in dorsement onljr a few days ago, and explained why the increase was con sidered necessary. Asks for Oversubscription. The $170,500,000 which the united war wprk campaign has sought to raise in the week of November 11 is a minimum, and there is urgent neces sity that it be heavily oversubscribed. Dr. John R. Mott, director general of the campaign, told, a conference of workers from fourteen states here to day. The money has been propor tioned among the T. M. C. A? Na tional Catholic War Council, Y. W. C. A., War Camp Community Service, Jewish Welfare Board, Salvation Army and American Library Associ ation. "When budgets for the seven war ?work agencies were assembled it was on the basis of an American Army of 3,000,000 on both sides of the Atlan tic," explained Dr. Mott. "Now we are preparing for an army of 5,000,000, and besides there are 600,000 sailors and marines to consider. To Aid Prisoners of War. "Further requirements include ex tension of the work to industrial workers, and, at the invitation of the allies, to the armed forces of France, Italy and Portugal. Still another re quirement is found in the work with "millions of prisoners of war. "The work must be continued for at least fifteen months after fighting ceases, in order to cover the period of demobilization. \ "That the country, is ready to over subscribe "is evident. Indiana/ has voluntarily increased its quota $1,000, 000 and Iowa has challenged every other state in the Union to an over subscription of 50 per cent." MBS. DANIELS AIDS DRIVE. To Speak in South for United War Work Campaign. Mrs. Josephiis Daniels, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, will leave Washington Tuesday morning on a speaking tour through the south. Mrs. Daniels goes as a representative of the national board T. W. C. A. and will speak In the interests of the united war work campaign of the T. M. C. A., T. W. cr A., War Camp Community Service. National Catholic War Council, Jewish Welfare Board, Salvation Army and the American Li brary Association. Mrs.'Daniels will open her tour Oc tober 31 in Nashville, Tenn., and will speak in Memphis, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; Atlanta, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla., and R&teigh, N. C. TO ASSIST IN UNITED^ WAR WORK CAMPAIGN Two Delegations of French and English Women Have Ar rived in America. ' ? Two delegations of French and Eng lish women have just arrived in this country to be the guests of the war work council of the National Y. W. C. A. and to assist in the united war work campaign of the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. G. A., National Catholic War Council, Jewish Welfare Board, Salvation Army, | War Camp Community Kervice and the j American ? Library Association. They were sent ?y their respective govern ments as representatives of the Women of the two great allied nations and are the bearers of messages for American women in war work. France is represented by Mme. G. Avril de Sainte Croix, secretary of the general- French council of women and open member of the ministry of muni tions; Mile. Elizabeth Fuchs of the Union Chretienne des Jeunes Filles. Mile. Bourat, inspector of factories in France, and Mme. Bernard. The English delegation is headed by Miss Edith Picton-Tuberville, O. B. E. (Order of the British Empire), Miss Beatrice Picton-Tuberville. Miss Ha dow, government official in the ministry of munitions in England, and Mrs. Phillip Warren, organizing secretary of the Y. W. C. A. for the British W. A. A. C.'s in England and France. These women will tour the United ! States in the interests of the united war work campaign and are expected to arrive in Washington during the coming week. 44 CITIES OF NEW YORK MAY DOUBLE QUOTAS Vote Increase for United War Work If Best of Country Sub scribes irf Same Batio. NEW YORK, October 26.?Forty-four New York cities which have war chests from which to make appropriations for war work funds voted today at a meet ing in Syracuse to incerase their quotas in the united war work campaign by 50 per cent, aggregating $6,000,000, if the rest of the country will subscribe in the same ratio, it was announced at the headquarters of campaign committee here today. The committee also stated that ar rangements have been made with the Quartermaster's Corps that will permit Y. M C. A. canteens overseas to sell goods at prices charged in the Army stores. The goods will be bought from the government, which, as far as pos sible, will provide the necessary cargo space without cost. 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C., Centered There. i ' PHILADELPHIA, October S6.?Di rection of the military and educational training in fifty-five colleges and uni versities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia comprising upwards of 50,000 members of the Student Army Training Corps, has been centered at the University <ff* Pennsylvania by order of the War De partment. Headquarters were opened today with a large staff of college pro fessors and Army officers in charge of the different departments. Maj. (i. It Guild Is the military In specting officer, for the district; Dr. John H. MacCracken, president of La fayette- College, educational director; Dr. William E. Lingelbach of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania is in charge of the "war issues courses" and the voca tional sections are under the direction of Stanley A. Zweibel. CTTBFEW LAW OPPOSED. Ordinance .Before the Hew York Aldermen Keets Objection. NEW YORK. October .2? ?Whether or not New York should have a cur I few law was argued before a commit tee of the board of aldermen yester day. A proposed ordinance which would forbid boys or girls under six teen being on the streets alone after 10 o'clock at night in summer and * o'clock in winter aroused opposition from several present on the ground that juvenile .delinquents should be handled by the police. A woman deputy police. commis sioner stated that although'their staff had handled 3.000 female delinquency cases since she had been in office there was need of more drastic regulations. Proponents of the ordinance declared that female delinquency had increased since the beginning of the war, and that girls must no longer be permitted to roam the streets. Judge Samuel D. Levy of the chil dren's court, who prepared the meas ure for the mayor's committee on na tional defense, declared that the ordi nance was imperatively needed for the protection of boys as well as girls. The committee reserved its decision. A woman suffrage plank is included in the state platform.recenUy adopted I by the democrats of "New Hampshire TROLLEY MEN EN& STRIKE; TO GET $250,000 BACK PAY Agreement Is Reached at Buffalo by International Railway and Employes. BUFFALO, N. Y., October 26.?The striking street cfr conductors and mo tormen of the International Railway Company this afternoon ratified an agreement entered into by their offi cials and representatives of the com pany. Operation of the cars, it was announced, would begin Immediately. This was the twenty-third day of the strike. When the conferences of union rep resentatives and officials oZ the com pany were resumed today the only thing that stood in the way of a set- | tlement was the $250,000 back pay of the men, representing the difference in the wages they received up to the time the strike was declared and the award of 43 to 48 cents an hour granted by the war labor board on June 1. I It was Anally agreed that the com pany would pay the $250,000, the time and method of payment being left to the war-labor board. Succeed! Joyce Kilmer. NEW YORK. October 2?.?Jobr, Bunker, Intimate friend and associate of Joyce Kilmer, the soldier-poet wh" was killed on July 30 at the battle the Ourcq. will succeed his literal partner as instructor in the coupe 0:1 newspaper verse in the departmen' of Journalism at New York University said an announcement at the institii' tlon tonight. Read What a W. Vi ? Physician Says About I Babek . 4 October 25, 1918. 1 Babek Mfg. Co., ; I Washington, D. C. i Dear Sir?I'm sending you ? money order for $2, also special * delivery stamp. Please send me * by special delivery four bottles ? of Babek. The lives of two chil- T dren depend on whether it * reaches here in time. If you J cannot send the four at once, j send one and the other by n?rxt ; mail. I don't know whether it 4 has gone up; if so, send bill. 4 * Yours in haste. - i (Signed) C. W. 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