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OF SLAV NATIONS
/ ?' ~ s x .
: Representatives of Oppress
ed Peoples, in Convention,
Proclaim New Democracy.
f DENOUNCE RULE OF FORCE
S
PHILADELPHIA, October . 26?A
newborn democracy was proclaimed
here today for the 65.000,000 people
of the oppressed nations of middle
Europe.
Assembled in Independence Hall,
^Afnerica's cradle of liberty, the ac
J credited representatives of these
5 states rang outjdeflance to autocracy.
J aristocracy and imperialism, and pro
J mulgated a Declaration of Independ
j ence in the ve-y chamber in which
? the Declaration of 1776 was read by
? the colonists.
5 To fittingly proclaim that the'eight
feen Slav states of the German em
peror's once subservient mlttel-Eu
4 rope have united under a banner of
? their own and shaken off the yoke of
? domination, the mid-European union
! had a new liberty bell cast, as well
las a new national flag, which was
I unfurled alongside the Stars and
? Stripes flying on the roof of Inde
X pendence Hall.
?
! Bell Proclaims Liberty.
?
J As the new bell pealed forth its
? chimes of liberty for the Slav nations
?1'rof. Masaryk. president of the Mid
? Kuropean Union, read the declaration
? from the steps of America's birthplace i
? nf freedom. Previously the document |
? had been signed by the representa
w tive3 of the new federation, composed ]
J of Czecho-S'ovaks, Ukrainians, JJth- |
Zuanians and Jugo~Slavs.
J "Liberty for all the world and all
? the inhabitants thereof," is promi
J nentlv inscribed on the new liberty
? bell, which is a replica of the bell
J which rang out America's declaration
? 142 years ago.
J Today's ceremonies, which brought
? to a close a conference which began
J last Wednesday, attracted many of
? the city's most promiftent men and
J members of various historical socie
? ties.
?
I Text of Declaration.
?
Z Following is the text of the declara
J tion of independence:
? "In convention assembled at In
J dependence Hall. Philadelphia, Pa.. |
?United States of America, on October}
? 26. 191*. we. representing togetheri
J more than 50.000.000 people constitut- ?
? ing a 4-hain of nations lying between
?the Baltic, the Adriatic and the Black I
?seas. comprising Uzecho-Slo^aks. I
J Poles. Jugo-Slavs, Ukrainians. Uhro-i
Z Russians. Lithuanians. Rumanians. [
?Italian irredentists. unredeemed
J Creeks. Albanians and Zionists, wholly'
? or partly subject to alien dominion.)
J deeply appreciating the aid and as
? distance given our peoples by the gov
Jrrnment and peop!e of America and of
? the entente allies, on behalf of our
jselves and our brethren at home, do
? hereby solemnly declare that we place
Jour all?peoples and resources?at the
^disposal of our allies for use against
?our common enemy, and in order that
? the whole world may know what we
J deem are the essential, and funda
*mental doctrines which shall be em
fbodied in the constitutions hereafter
? adopted by the people of our respec
tive independent nations, as well as
? the purposes which shall govern our
? common and united action, wp accept
- and subscribe to the following as
?basic nrincioles for all free peoples: !
~ "1. That all governments derive their
just power from the consent of the
governed.
"2. That It is the inalienable right
of every people to organize their own
government on such principles and in
such form as they believe will best pro
mote their welfare, safety and happi
ness.
"J. That the free and natural de
velopment of the Ideals of any state
should be allowed to pursue their nor
mal and unhindered course unless such
course harms or threatens the common
Interest of all.
"4. That there should be no secret
diplomacy and all proposed treaties
and agreements between nations should
be made public prior to their adoption
and ratification.
"a. That we believe our peoples,
having kindred ideals and purposes,
should co-ordinate their efforts to in
sure the liberties of their individual
nations for the furtherance of their
common welfare, provided such a union
contributes to the peace and welfare of
the world. ' v
' "I. That there should be formed a
league of the nations of the world in a
common and binding agreement for
genuine and practical co-operation to
secure Justice and therefore peace
among nations.
> Kept Under Subjection by Force.
"In the course of our history we
have been subjected to and victims of
aggressive and selfish nations and au
tocratic dynasties and held in subjec
tion' by- force of arms.
"We have suffered destruction of
our cities, violation of our homes and
lands, and we have maintained our
ideals only by stealth, in spite of
the tryanny of our oppressors.
"We have been deprived of proper
I representation and fair trial; we have
| been denied tr.e rignt of free speech
| and the right freely to assemble and
petition for the redress of our griev
ances; we have been denied free and
friendly intercourse Vith our sister
states, and our men have been im
pressed in war against their brothers
and friends of kindred races.
"The signers of this declaration and
j representatives of other independent
I peoples who may subscribe their
names hereunto do hereby pledge on
behalf of their respective nations
that they will unitedly strive to the
end that these wrongs shall be |
righted, " fhat the sufferings of the;
world war shall not have been in
vain, and that the principles here set j
; forth shall be incorporated in the j
| organic laws of whatever govern- j
ments oul- respective peoples may
| hereafter establish."
,
L. C. KRAUTHOFF DEAD;
WAR RISK COUNSEL HEAD
i
i
'Prominent as Corporation lawyer,
Volunteered for Government
Service When War Started.
NEW YORK, October 26? Louis C.
Krauthoff, ?'thief counsel- for the
I United States war risk bureau, who
was stricken with apoplexy in Wash
ington two weeks ago. died at a hotel '
here today of pneumonia, resulting
from his weakened condition.
Mr. Krauthoff, who was a promi
nent corporation and railroad lawyer,
was counsel at various times for the
Union Pacific Railroad Company, Na
tional City Bank of New York and
Armour and Company. On America's
entrance into the war he offered his
services to the war risk bureau.
Born in St. Louis in 1858, he was
admitted to the bar at eighteen, and
in 1S77 became assistant attorney
general of Missouri. He also served
as a member of the general assembly
and as Missouri's member on the na
tional democratic gold standard com
mittee. In ^89? he served as special
judge of the Missouri supreme court.
At one time * he practiced law in
Kansas City.
In the city of London a juror must
he a househ'i'fler or occupied or pre'i-i
Ises. and must possess property to the
value of $500.
"Your Little Pets Need Cascarets"
When children quarrel and fight,
See if the little tongue? are white.
Hurry! clean the clogged-up places;
Bring back amiles to little faces.
Children think Cascarcta are dandy.
They are mild cathartic candy.
Sell for a dime?"work" every time.
(
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cross, feverish, bilious or constipated child a Cascaret. This
ltarmless candy cathartic thoroughly cleanses the tender little
stomach, liver and bowels of all toxins, sour fermentations
amd poisons. By morning the little dears arc happy and play
fal again. Full directions.on each 10-cent box.
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and Sunday Star. .
HUN RASCALITY IN SAMOAN CASE
IS RECALLED BY JUDGE CHAMBERS
Abducted One Native King
and Sought Overthrow
of Successor.
WORKED AGAINST BRITAIN
AND U. S. INTRIGUINGLY
Solf, Then German Official There,
Will Bear Watching
Is Warning.
BERLIN fostered native con-1
spiracles, abduction by Ger-1
many of one native king and
the attempted abduction and
overthrow of his son. and many other
acts irritating to the United States
and Great Britain marked the prog
ress of the triparite government of
Samoa, Judge William Lea Chambers,
who was chief justice of the interna
tional court at Apia from 1S37 to 1900,
inclusive, said yesterday.
Applying their owji insidious meth
ods. the Germans, from the time the
United States and Great Britain joined
Bismarck in an attempt jointly to
govern the islands, tried to dominate.
When diplomatically' defeated in one
project they would resort to another,
and Anally, when the International
court was abolished and the islands
were divided between the ,three na
tions. Germany became supreme ini
Ap'a and Dr. W. S. Solf, now German I
foreign secretary, was made governor. I
Hun Treachery Again.
But Judge Chambers, who ia now
commissioner of mediation and con
c.liation, said that it was through an
act of treachery to the Boers that Em
peror Wilhelm Anally succeeded in
obtaining possession of Savii, the
largest and most fertile of all the
islands. Early in the Boer war the
emperor had aroused the wrath of
Great Britain by cabling Paul Kruger
his congratulations on the initial suc
cesses of the Transvaal and Orange
Free State troops.
"But England, occupied as she was
with the sturdy Boers, had no desire
to encounter another belligerent, so
she ceded the island of Savil to Ger
many." said Judge Chambers. "Thus,
in part, was the dream of Bismarck
realized. That statesman was a large
stockholder in the German Trading
Company of the South Sea Islands. i
Emperor's Rascality Reacts.
"As soon as the transfer of the rich
island was madf to Germany the em
peror, with characteristic duplicity,
wired Queen Victoria congratulating
her upon the success of the British
troops in one of the important en
gagements of the war. But this piece
of diplomatic rascality lost the Ger
mans the support of the Boers, so that
after Great Britain had subdued the
two republics Botha. Smuts and the
leading generals and statesmen of
the two former republics swore fealty
to the British crown.
"History shows how they have stood
by the allies and how they have
taken about 400.000 square miles of
Germany territory in Africa without
the aid of British troops, or. at least,
with the assistance of very few of
them. If they had been inclined to
throw in their lot with Germany they
knew they would be made the vic
tims of German treachery, having
had a foretaste'of it."
Watch Solf, He Warns.
. Judge Chambers said that the pos
session of Samoa was more important
to Germany than her interests in
South Africa, and it will be neces
sary to watch Solf. because that
statesman will be the last to consent
to the surrender of this "Gem of the
South Sea Islands." In the days of the
joint control of the islands by the
three governments American tact
and diplomacy, supported by British
ers. appears to have won a number
of victories over Germany.
But the alliance was an extremely
dangerous one for all concerned, and
nobody could tell at what moment it
might cause an international confla
gration. The story told by Judge
Chambers is in some respects close
ly associated wth the present period
and the present world controversy.
In one of the most stirring ^tamas
enacted in his court at Apia, Capt.
Sturdee. now vice admiral, who a
little more than two years ago, anni
hilated the German fleet off the Falk
land Islands, played a prominent part.
The German consul had objected to
the decision of Chief Justice Cham
bers placing Malietoa, the son of the
deceased ruler of that came, on the
throne.
Germans Sought to Influence.
"After court adjourned and when the
followers of Mataafa, who was a can
didate for the throne, had accepted the
decision in good faith, the German
consul and his associates went among
them, delivered inflammatory speeches
and urged them to fight for their
chief. Thus urged on and inflamed to
revolt against a court that was estab
lished by a tripartite agreement, to
the maintenance of which the honor
of Germany, Great Britain and Amer
ica was pledged, the followers of Ma
taafa moved against Malietoa. the
recognized ruler.
"The fight began at night and in the
morning we counted sixty-eight men
whose heads had been severed from
their bodies," said Judge Chambers.
The families of the American and
British consuls took refuge on board
the ship commanded by Capt. Stur
dee. Judge Chambers consented to
have his family go aboard and to go !
with them, but only on the condition
that King Malietoa be placed safely
on board in advance of all. The man
whom he had made king was more
important to him than his own salva
tion. This was agreed to, but Judge
Chambers, finding so much to do
ashore, never went on board the man
o'-war. .
Mendacity Is Emphasized.
"The menda'clty of the whole Ger
man procedure is emphasized by the
fact that in the agreement by which
the three governments took tem
porary possession of Samoan affairs.
: reducing the king to a puppet, a
clause was inserted making it impos
sible for Mataafa to be even a candi
, date for the crown." said Judge Cham
: bers. "This clause was inserted on
the demand of Germany. And yet
when old Malietoa, the father of the
] young man whom my decision de
\ clared to be his legal successor, died
Mataafa was brought back from Sol
omon Islands, where he had been ban
ished by the Germans, by the very
people who aided in his banishment.
"He had been banished to the Solo
mon Islands, together with a number
i of his chiefs, because a few years
before and during a revolution he
led an attack on Germans who had
supported the other side routed 2lMt
i*nd beheaded sixty-eight of them
But it appears the Germans had their
own game to play and the memory
; of their former humiliation wasn't
i sufficient to Impel them to drop
Mataafa when they found he could
be useful to them.
:
Huns Accorded Him Honors.
"They brought him back on a man
: of-war and aocorded him all the hon
; ors due to majesty. But there was a
j clause in the treaty of Berlin which
1 gave to the International court the
right to determine whether a candi
date for the throne was the legal
heir. This right was given when the
people themselves couldn't aarree and
when- war was likely to result from
a disagreement, I found thafc In every
way Malietoa was qualified."
After Ma'ietoa mounted the throne.
JUDGE W. L. CHAMBERS.
Judge Chambers said, the Gerfhans j
had invited* him to take a trip^ on a
man-of-war. But he regarded this
as a polite method of effecting his I
deportation?a method that was adopt- !
ed with some success in the cas^ of
his father. ,
"I'll never forget the scene in the
courtroom which followed my de
cision that Malietoa was king." sa*?
Judge Chambers: "The Germans had
three men-of-war in the harbor and
the British had two. But the British
consul, who had two naval officers
by his side, one of them Capt. (now
vice admiral) Sturdee. arose and said
he accepted the decision. He said,
also, that her majesty's government i
was prepared to back the decision I
with force, pointing to the men-of- |
war in the harbor. I
German Consul Balks. 1
"The American consul, although not
backed by ^a man-of-,war flying the
American flag, said he accepted the
decision for his own government. The
German consul, however, said he liau
no authority to acc??pt the judgment
of the court?a court which his gov
ernment had helped to create and
which was as much a German as an
American court under the triparite
agreement.* *
"Each candidate for the throne had
with him seventeen chiefs. But when
Mataafa saw that the decision was
against him he and his followers did
homage to Malietoa. Then the fol
lowers of Mataafa went to the harbor,
prepared to get into their boats and
go to their homes, situated at widely
different points on all the islands
forming the group.
"1 went home thanking God that
everything was settled and con?r?'lu
lating my wife on thefact that peace
was secured for the islands. But in
the meantime the German agents had
gone to the harbor in which the boats
of the Mataafans we're afloat, liar
rangued the people and told them
that with the story of my
should be flashed to the world the
news of a revolution. They told the
deluded men that my decision was all
wrong and that it was against all
rightful interests.
Night Fighting Follows.
"The result was that in the night
flehting began. My house was right
in the zone of the fire, and I leaf
afterward that Malietoa had taken
refuge in the foliage near where I
lived. If I had at the time known it
I would have invited him in. Com
mander Gaunt, who was a
British naval attache at Washing
ton. with twenty-eight men went
ashore and succeeded in dra*'"? the
fighters away from the vicinity of
my home. But a good many bullets
h'"Afterha night of this lUnd of thing
we were taken to the Hotel Tivoli,
right opposite the harbor, and there,
to rrjy surprise, I found Malitoa. |
CaDt. Sturdee, who seventeen jears
later took care of the Germans off,
the Falkland Islands, insisted that we
should come oh his ship."
As chief justice of the international
court at Samoa Judge Chambers had
the veto and pardon powe*. He was
known twenty years ago as the King
maker of the islands.
Brutal German Episode.
The treatment accorded King Malie
toa. the elder, forms one "Of the most
romantic chapters in Samoan history
and is one of the most brutal epi
sodes in the career of Germany,
Judge'Chambers said. The king was
an educated man. with fine instincts
and lofty ideas of government.
"They invited him to take a trip
on a man-of-war as the guest of
Germany," said Judge Chambers.
"They took the poor old man all over
Germany and to other parts of Eu
rope. all the while posing as his
gentle hosts," said Judge Chambers.
"Finally they landed" him on a bar
ren section of the African coast. ?
"But conditions had become very
bad in Samoa. A number of men had
aspired to the throne that*was va
cated through the abduction of the
|dnK?for it was abduction?and the
United States and Great Britain de
manded his return to Samoa by Ger
many. This demand was assented to,
but in a stealthy and spiteful manner.
They broifght the old king back and
landed him on a tiny island of the
group. He had no idea whether he
was in Africa or in Oceana.
Hears Friends' Voices.
?It was only when he heard the
voices of some of his countrymen,
who were in a sailing craft near the
island, that he found he was back
among his own people. He was re
turned to Apia and to the> throne. His
palace was built with money realized
from the sale of the salvage of three
English vessels which were sunk in
the harbor at Apia during the great
storm. The ships were presented to
the Samoans in reward for the cour
age t'hev had displayed in rescuing
seamen during that sreat upheaval."
Judge Chambers said the story of
this missionary educated king is one
of the most pathetic in history. In
the dead of one dark night.* with a
company of his advisers, he waited
on the chief justice and told him that
j he desired to abdicate, saying that he
was tired and would die in three weeks.
He had been persecuted by the Ger
I mans, he had lost all real power and
! had seen with pathetic vision the
i passing of his country into ruthless
I hands, and he wanted to be relieved.
I "I toid the king to wait until I
could communicate with the trovern
ments I represented. But as there
were no cables to that country. I
couldn't get a reply in the brief time
that he had given himself to live.
The secretary of state evidently
didn't take sefiously the statement of
the king that he was going ?o die,
but the worn-out old man retired to
his country residence, lay ilown on
his bed. placed his face to the wall
and gave up the ghost "
Hu? Intrigue Besumed.
When the martyred Samoan mon
arch diedGermarfy intrigued with the
i very man who had killed her sub
I jects to get a commanding influence
' in the islands. From such a point of
vantage she dreamed of final over
throw of British dominion, not only
in the south sea islands, but in Aus
tralasia as well. Then she hoped to
extend h*r dominating influence to
the New Hebrides, held by the French,
and to Hawaii. She had already ac
a-iired a portion of New Guinea, from
which she could keep in touch with
the east coast of Australia.
But Americas ownership of tne
Island of Tutuila, together with the
magnificent harbor of Pago Pago (pro
nounced Pan go Pango. was ? thorn
in her side. If she couid have gained
supremacy In the south ?eas and
could by possibility have won
the war. she would have expelled
America from this wonderful isJan?-,
I "And now the allies are going to
demand that Germnnv g|v? up Alsace
Lorraine, surrender her fleet and all
| her colonies," said Judge Chambers.
"They will also probably insist that
Schleswig- fce restored to Denmark
and that the Rhine provinces be oc
cupied for a. period yet to be defined.
What a wreck! What a rude awaken
ing: from a dream of world-wide con
j quest!"
Solf Unlike Bismarck.
Gov. Solf, Judge Chambers said, was
a very different German from those
who havelhitherto controlled, although
he was through and through a Ger
man. The two used to fraternize in
Apia and he said he found golf to be
a gentleman. But for the very reason
that Solf has some understanding of
colonial government and is cast in a
different political mold from that of
Bismarck, and all the advocates of
the iron rule that have succeeded
him. Judge Chambers said, Solf must
be watched. %
Although Malietoa, the younger, oc
cupied the throne only a month, an in
ternational commission composed of
Bartlett Tripp, for the United States;
Baron Speck von Sternberg, former
ambassador to Washington, for Ger
many. and Sir Charles Kliot, for Great
Britain, sustained the decision of^the
chief justice. Hut the islands were'do
vided among the three powers and the
throne abolished. /
EASY FOR GEORGIA TECH
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j jDefeats Camp Gordon's Team of
Former Gridiron Stars;
Score, 28 to 0.
I ATLANTA, Ga? October 26.?
j Georgia Tech defeated Camp Gor
i don's team of former gridiron stars,!
128 to 0. here today, in a game that j
was anybody's until Strupper, for-!
, mer Tech quarterback, now in thej
j Army, fumbled in the second period. I
I Ferst recovered 'for Tech and raced '
30 yards to a touchdown.
Line bucks by Allen, interspersed I
with end runs by Flowers, former ?
Davidson star, now a Yellow Jacket, j
carried the ball half way down the
field in the latter part of the second
period, and Barron , added another
Tech score.
The third period was scoreless, but
in the fourth Barron went across on
a 23-yard run. B. Adams added the
final score. Capt. Fincher kicked all
goals.
Former college players on the
Camp team put up a fast game, par
ticularly Strupper, Beers, Dartmouth;
Kraft, Syracuse, and Waller, Prince
ton. Tech; which won its fourth
straight game of the season today
with a total of 305 points to 0
for its opponents, has only two regu
lars, Guyon and Fincher, left from
last year's championship eleven.
WESTEBN MARYLAND WINS.
Captures Hard Battle From St.
John's Eleven, 14 to 7.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 26.
Western Maryland defeated St." John's
College eleven, 14 to 7, here today. It
was a hard-fought game, the decisive
touchdown not being made until the
final quarter. Western Maryland start
ed the scoring in the first period, Kel
ler and Kindley figuring in the tallying.
St. John's sent a man over, tying the
?f?r?' ln the second quarter. The
thrills came in the last period, when
Phillips for Western Maryland nabbed
the ball after a fumble and ran down
the field for 60 yards. Keller kicked
the goal. Line-up;
St. John's. Positions. West. Md.
Moisan Left end Phlllin*
B?Jty Left tackle .''... w"S
2?!f *? Left guard - Broad j
Kelcher (capt.) .Center Kindle?
B?wn -Kight guard .Hale?
? nier Ki*ht tackle I^fgrall
Sullivan Kight end Jackson
f5,?ier Quarter beck ....(capt.) Keller
?r" Left halfback G reason
SdSTJ0" 'S'fSi ?jal'fck Norment
ludfjely (ullback Pollen
Score by periods:
Western Maryland 7 0 0 7?14
St. John s 0 i q q -
Umpire?Mr. Hoban, Dartmouth. Referee?
* ,?r,er'... llngton ?ntl Lee. Head lines
man?Mr. Weymouth. Yale. St. John's scor
JSJT a ?own' J?en,,er' Goal from touch
Semier Western Maryland scoring
Touchdowns. Kindley. Phillips. Goals after
touchdown?Keller (?_>). Time of halves?12
minutes. Substitutions?St. John's; Smith
for Brown, Zimmerman for Boiling, Holland
for Eller, Athy for Zimmerman. Western
Maryland?Stubbs for Hafer, Lewis for Stubbs
Coaler lor Jackson.
DUMARTT SUEVTV0ES FOUNt).
Five, Including Master, of Wreck
ed Steamer, Picked Up at Sea.
Five survivors from the steamship
Dumaru, which was wrecked in Pacific
waters about October 16. have been
picked up by an American vessel, said
a message received by the Navy De
partment today from the naval station
at Guam.
The survivors included the ship's mas
ter, second officer, a water tender, the
second cook and a seaman. Their names
were not reported. Two 'other lifeboats,
one containing a man whose name was
given in the report as W. Holmes, and
other members of the crew, left the
steamer safely, but nothing has been
heard from them.
It is estimated that 3 per cent of the
inhabitants of all the countries now
I at war are under arms, the percentage
'an? ng from two in the case of Li
| beria to t^n in the case of Germany,
which his made by far the heaviest
| call on its male population.
SHOES, "c
fasmc
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PER BOTT1E soip www?t OFF
AS A SUPPORT ? for exhausted,
nervous, over
worked women,
nothing can do
as much as Dr.
Pierce's Favo
rite Prescription.
It regulates and
assists all the
natural func
tions, never con
flicts with them,
and it strength
ens and builds
up the female
system in a way of its own.
Nursing mothers and women gen
erally will find it exactly fitted to
their needs. It lessens the pains
ajid burdens, and insures healthy,
vigorous offspring.
You will escape many ills and
clear up the coated tongue, the sal
low complexion, the dull headache,
the lazv, liver, if you will take a
Sleasai^t laxative made up of the
lay-apple, juice of the leaves of
aloes, root of jalap,, and called
"Pleasant Pellets." You can obtain
at almost any drug store in this
countMr these vegetable pellets in
vials for twenty-five cents?simply
ask for Doctor Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets. Sold for" fifty yea.rs.
SETS SPEED MARK
IN AERIAL FLIGHT
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Sergeant, With Liberty
Motor, Drives 36 Miles
- for New Record.
new YORlt, October 26.?Drbringr &
De Haviland airplane equipped" with
a liberty motor, Sergt. Coombs of
Hazclhurst Field today won the thirty
six-mile race from Belmont Park race
track around the Statue of Liberty in
upper New York bay. and back to
the course, in 15 minutes 30 seconds.
This is a new record .'for this event,
1 which was first won?eight years ago
?by the late John B.1 Moisant, in a
fifty-horsepower Bleriot. The initial
race was completed in 24:38:8.
Six other De Haviland planes took
part in today's contest and all of them
finished within thirty seconds after
the winning flier had crossed the line.
The sccond machine, which came from
Roosevelt Field, was only about twenty
feet behind the winner.
The Liberty race, as it was called,
was one of many stirring events which
made up the program of the Army
aviation and athletic carnival held by
the 1st Provisional Wing, United
States air service, at the Belmont
Park race track for the benefit of the
national aeronautic committee. The
receipts will be used to purchase
athletic equipment for aviators.
I. Thousands of spectators watched the
[aerial evolutions and daredevil exhibi
tions of at least 100 aviators.-who gave
I thrilling proof of their thorough train
t ing in squad formations, trial attacks,
: nose and tail dives and other stunts.
I Every kind of flying plane from the
big Caproni to the smallest French
I scout was in evidence. One of the
! most interesting events" was the drop
I ping of smoke bombs by several De
I Haviland machines into a space twen
I ty-five yards square, every one of the
, missiles scoring a "hit."
One mishap occurred. This was at
[the conclusion of the 4%-mile race be
tween Lieut. Meany in a scout plane
and Louis Chevrolet, driving a car on
the running track. The Army scout
| won by about fifty yards, but as he
! turned to make a landing the motor
i stalled and thq plane fell Into a tail
spin from a height of nearly 100 feet.
The lieutenant was uninjured.
ECONOMIC STRUCTURE
OF GERMANY IN DANGER
People Hoarding ? Funds?New
Currency Turned Out at Top
Speed, But It Fades.
By tlip Associated Press.
AMSTERDAM, Friday, October 25.?
With its staff depleted by the war and
grip, the German treasury is turn
ing out new currency at top speed,
but, according to the Lokal Anzeiger
of Berlin, it melts like snow when
the sun shines and the customary
backflow into the state coffers has
ceased completely.
The Reichsbank in the third quarter
of the year issued the unprecedented
amount of four billion nrfarks in new
money, or nearly twice the amount is
sued in the same period last year. In
the first three.weeks in October alone
the bank issued one and one-quarter
billions of marks in new money.
The government has been compelled
to make war loan coupons legal ten
der. . It also proposes to issue a sim
pler form of paper currency and the
municipal governments in Berlin and
other centers have been authorized
to issue temporary token money.
Fears are growing that if the official
appeals to refrain from hoarding are
not heeded thhe whole economic
structure of Germany may collapse.
Princess Patricia of Connaught Is a
clever milliner, and her sister, the
Crown Princess of Sweden, has often
looked charming in hats which she
has trimmed herself.
T
he Best
?workmanship is assured
when you have the Paint
ing, Paper-hanging or Up
holstering done by Plitt.
Moderate charges.
Geo. Plitt Co, he.,
Real Estate
Loans
/
No Commissions Charged
You can take 12 years to
pay off your loan wifcout the
expense of renewing $1,000
for $10 per month, including
interest and principal, half of
which is applied to reduction
of debf. Larger or smaller
loans at proportional rates.
PERPETUAL
Building Association
Largest in Washington
Assets Over $5,000,000
Cor. Eleventh and E N.W.
JAMES SEBRY. Presides*.
JOSHUA vv. CARR, Secretary.
SAVE MONEY
As well as be patristic
by having last year ?
hat cleaned and re
I w.? blocked. Felts, Veloors.
[ Silks snd Reavers made
V KV- ' to look like new bj
onr trained experts.
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MCHgACH It SOM 7M Mth at. M.W.
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Be Wise and Kill the Germs
h die
NOSE AND THROAT
By the Daily Use of
LIBERTY
CATARRHAL
CREAM
A preventive of and relief in in
fectious diseases o! the bron
chial tubes. Drug stores and the
Liberty Skin Toilet- Co., 1813
18th street northwest, Washing
ton, D. C. I
Price, 50 Cents
Take no other, as this is the
most efficient, containing the
a/iseptics which are effective
f ithout Injury.
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ADMIRAL DOT, MIDGET, -BBS.
Death Come* a Few Honrs After
Burial of Daughter.
WHITE PLAIN8, N. Y.. October !?.
A few hoars after his daughter, a
pneumonia -victim, bad been barie<l,
"Admiral Dot" widely known midget,
died here tonight of the same disease.
"Admiral Dot," whose real name was
tieopold Kahn. was connected with
the circus business for nearly twenty
five years, being one of tbe first
midgets exhibited by P. T. B&rnum.
Recently he had operated a hotel here
which was largely patronised by cir
cus folk.
"Admiral Dot." who was flfty-nlne
years old. leaves his wife and a son.
now serving with the American expedi
tionary forces.'
SENATOR BENET TO QUIT
AFTER ELECTION IS HELD
Senator Benet of South Carolina an
nounced yesterday that he would retlr<
from the Senate with the election, oa
November E. of a successor to fill the
unexpired term of the late Senator Till
man, whom Senator Benet was appoint
ed to succeed.
Although under strict Interpretation ol
South Carolina election laws. Sem-tof
Benet said he might be entitled to re
main until January S, but had decided
to step out upon election of a successor.
Senator Benet plans to enter the mil
itary service.
A Child Doesn't Laugh
and Play if Constipated.
Look, Mother! If tongne is coated, breath
feverish and stomach sour, give
"California Syrup of Figs.** >
Mother! Tour child isn't naturally
aross and peevish. See if tonguo is
coated; this is a sure sign its little
stomach, liver and bowels need a
cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, fun
of cold, breath bad, throat sore,
doesn't eat, sleep, or act naturally,
has stomach-ache, diarrhea, remem
ber. a'gentle liver and bowel cleans
ing should always be the first treat
ment given.
Nothing equals "California Syrup
of Figs" for children's Ills; give a
teaspoonful. and in a few hours all
the foul waste, sour bile and fer
menting food which Is clogged in
the bowels passes out of the sys
tem, and you have a well and play
ful child again. All children love
this harmless, delicious "fruit lax
ative." and it never fails to effect a
good "inside" cleaiising. Directions
for babies, children of all apes nnil
grown-ups on bottle. Remember
name "California."
"You Need Selinger's Eye Service"
Another Opportunity to Buy
Shell-Rim Glasses Under Price
If you failed to take advantage of our recent offering
you'll have another opportunity tomorrow and oil Tuesday,
"for we shall repeat the sale on these two days.
Your eyes scientifically ex
amined and a pair of periscopic
lenses fitted in an all-shell eye
glass frame. $5 value. Monday
and Tuesday,
2
.65
Eyes Examined Free by Graduate Optician
All Lenses Ground in Our Own Factory on the Premises. We Invite
Tour Inspection of'Our Plant.
Selinger's
820 F Street
Cor. Ninth
Mfg. Jewelers and Opticians "Look for the Big Clock'
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Are you tormented by Neuralgia.
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aches that require a counter-irritant?
Then let the soothing, warming ap
plication of Sloan's Liniment stop
the pain by drawing the blood away
from the congested part.
It is the pressure on the nerves by
the blood rushing to the inflamed
muscle or joint that makes you ache.
So when Sloan's Liniment relieves
the swollen blood vessels by setting
up a counter-irritant on the surface, .
30e. We,
the circulation is equalized, sym
pathetic nerves all soothed, and sore
ness or lameness disappears. ~
Sloan's Liniment is probably the
counter-irritant most widely used to
overcome painful inflammation in
cases of neuralgia, sore muscles,
wrenched joints, strains, bruises,
gout. Rubbing is not required. This
clear, clean liquid is easily applied
as it does not stain the skin.
Generous size bottles at your drug
gists.
Sloan's^
The Wo r 1 d \s
Linimeni
One of the Most Sanitary Dental Offices in Town|~T
You Owe It to Yourself ;
to Keep Your Teeth x ;
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*
If you are in doubt about the condi-*
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free examination. We are careful in
treating teeth, and give you perfect
dentistry at very moderate charges.
SETS OF TEETH THAT FIT
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made of best
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t??oth t"
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