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' MR. BAKER'S PLEA Var Secretary Appeals to D. C. Residents to Rent Rooms to War Workers. T-?ck of satisfactory housing accom modations in the District is partly re nonslbls for the difficulty which the *>Var Department experiences in keep ing needed clerical help, in the opin ion of Secretary Baker. The Secretary expressed the opinion in a letter to the United States homt* 'egfetration service, 1414 H street, through which he appealed to house keepers of Washington who have not yet done so to take war workers into their homes. Mr. Baker's letter follows: Clerical Assistance Inadequate. "I heartily indorse the effort now being made by the United States homes registration service to induce every householder in Washington to rent his guest room to government of fice workers. The War Department Is seriously handicapped by the fact that I it cantiot secure adequate clerical as sistance, and this inability. I am In formed. is based, to a substantial ex tent, upon the difficulty which new em ployes find in securing satisfactory living accommodations. The condition ts not peculiar to the War Depart ment?it is shared by all of those de partments on which depends the suc cessful prosecution of the war. I therefore most earnestly urge upon every householder this opportunity to participate personally In the common undertaking In which we are en gaged." Another month, or possibly six weeks, will elapse before the dormi tories at Union station will be ready lor occupancy, and it is to house the clerks who will arrive in the mean time that the registration service ap peals for more rooms. Steam shovels have begun the work preliminary to the construction of more dormitories and several tempo rary apartment houses for government workers at 23d and B streets. These buildings are scheduled to be ready In February. To Accommodate 3,544 Women. The t-'nion station project will ac commodate 1.144 women, nearly all la single rooms, and the 23d street dormi tories will provide for 1,600 women. At lid street there also will be small apartments for approximately 1,400 persons. War workers already in Washington are making application to the head of the department In which they work for rooms in the Union station build ings. These lists of applications will be forwarded by each department to the housing bureau. Department heads have been advised to number applica tions. so that in case there are too many applicants the first to apply may be given preference. TEN FROM DISTRICT MAY JOIN NAVY NEXT MONTH Five White Carpenters and Five Colored Stewards Wanted From Washington. Ten District registrants, five white and five colored, will have opportu ntiy to join the Navy next month, un der a call for selective service men made upon sixteen states and the District today by Provost Marshal General Crowder. Five white carpenters are wanted from Washington, and five colored stewards. The men selected will pre j sent themselves at the naval recruit I ing station, 306 9th street, November 9 for assignment. ! The call is part of a general requisi I tion for 1,100 men for the Navy from I the states. Voluntary inductions will ! be accepted until November 5. This is the second Navy call issued through the draft executives. Tomorrow will see seventy-five white registrants go to the Blisa Elec trical School for special training. Local board No. 1 of Pawtuokeit, R. 1., is the first draft board in the country to complete the classification of September 12 of registrants of all apes. Provost Marshal General Crow der announced today. WAE WORKERS INVITED. Nat Gathering for Gas Masks to Feature Sunday Outing. Gathering nuts for gas-mask pur poses will form part of the program of wanderlusters on their Sunday aft ernoon hike. Invitation is extended for war workers to join the hikers. The party will leave the Congress Heights engine house at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and walk to Oxon run. the Barnaby mansion and along Good Hope road to Anacostia. ' WOULD INCREASE FARE ON ITS SUBURBAN LINES Washington Bailwaj and Electric Company IUm Petition With In terstate Commerce Commission. The Washington Railway and Elee trto Company and It* affiliated lines have died an application with the In terstate Commerce Commission asking authority to increase the fares on all their suburban lines in the Maryland jurisdiotion. The matter has also been presented to the Maryland public utilities commission. The petition asks authority to increase the zone rate from 5 to 6 cents. The reason for asking such in creases is the high cost of material and labor, similar to the plea made to the District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission and which has been granted. If the traction com pany is authorized to make the asked for increases commuters will be taxed 20 per cent above the rates they are now paying. A conservative estimate places the number of persons who are patrons of the suburban lines and who will be af fected if the asked for rates go into rfTect at 10,000. The new rates in all probability will go Tr.to effect December 1 and will cover straight fares and com mutation tickets on the Cabin John line, the City and Suburban railway, the Washington Interurban railway, the Washington and Rockvillo railway and the Forest Glen railway. The greatest increase asked for will be in the first zone, where an increase is asked of 20 per cent on the twenty ! eight-trip commutation tickets, which would mean an increase of $1 per month on commutation tickets in the first zone, with a gradual cecrease as the outer zones are reached, when the increase would be 50 cents. The zone tickets would be as follows: First, 14.50; sec ond, $5.55; third, <6.68 ; fourth, $7.90, and fifth, $8.50. There would be an increase of something like 20 pe. cent on school tickets, making the tariffs on the trolley lines approximately the same as on the steam lines, which now charge 10 to 20 per cent more. Farmers' Congress to Meet Sec. 3-6. MARION. Ind., November 1.?Joshua Strange of this city, chairman of the executive Committee of the Farmers' National Congress, has issued a pre liminary call for the convening of the thirty-eighth annua] session at Jacksonville. Fla.. December 3 to 6. The National Farm Women's Con gress will be held at the same time and place. Spanish Influenza is an Air-Borne Infection In the American influenza epidemic of 1916, bac teriologists found that only a small percentage of the cases they examined were infected with the influenza bacillus. They found either the streptococcus, the pneumo coccus, or the micrococcus-catarrhalis more prevalent than the influenza bacillus. The most dangerous complications occur in influ enza through the increased virulence of other microbes in the mouth, the throat and the air passages, to which the in fection has been conveyed. Hence the extreme importance of keeping the chief gateways to infection in a sanitary condition at all times. For this purpose Kolynos Dental Cream and Koly nos Liquid were created. When intelligently employed in daily use they establish a condition of sanitation in the mouth, the throat and the air passages unfavorable to ac quiring or disseminating air-borne infection. If not already a Kolynos user, begin todays ] The Kolynos Company New Haven, Conn. U. S. A. The Government Demands Good Teeth IRCLE SAM WiLL NOT ENLIST MEN WITH DEFECTIVE TEETH Same applies to every human being. 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Private Halstead's sister, Mrs. Norma Lynham, 424 Shepherd street, received a letter stating that her brother was in a hospital receiving treatment for slight wounds received in August. Later a letter told her he was again in the front line. It is like ly that the name on today's list refers to a second casualty. Well Treated In HospitaL After being wounded the first time he had an agreeable experience in a hospital. "We certainly are well cared for," he wrote. "The hospital X am at is managed by the Detrooit Red Cross. They do know how to care for the American soldier." Before entering the service Private Halstead was employed by the Penn sylvania Railroad Company. He en listed at Philadelphia and was sent to a camp at Douglas, Ariz., where he trained with a regiment of "regulars." While In Washington he made his bomo with his sister, Mrs. Lynham. Private Logan's Death. Influenza evidently is busy "over there,' as well as here. Private Henry Logan, a local colored boy, died of pneumonia, following an attack of in fluenza. His sister, Mrs. Mary L. Newman, 30 Defrees street, received official notification of his decease sev eral days ago. TO REJOIN FRANCE, AIM OF ALSACE-LORRAINERS Those Resident In Switzerland De nounce as Inadequate German Reform Measures. Delegates of thirteen commissions representing Alsace-Lorralners In Switzerland declared in formal reso lutions adopted at a recent meeting at Bern that the needy populations of those provinces "do not wish now, any more than they did forty-five years ago, to belong to the German confederation, and making use of the right of free disposal, they demand the pure and simple rejoining of Al sace-Lorraine to France." The resolutions, which have been received in Washington by cable, de nounce as inadequate the new reform measures which the German govern ment has instituted in Alsace-Lor raine, declaring that even the more liberal among the members of the new ministry are not worthy of con fidence." ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANTS CAPTURED FROM HUNS Germans, in Drive Which Wiped Ont St. 3Cihiel Salient, Abandon Complete Portable Outfits. WITH THB AMERICAN FORCES IN FRANCE, October 15 (Correspond ence of the Associated Press).?Sev eral complete portable electric light plants were captured from the Ger mans in the driv^ which Wiped out the St. Mihiel salient, some of which were used by the Americans in equip ping the headquarters of different units. One of the largest outfits taken was found in Thiaiicourt, the Germans having abandoned the plaint without having damaged it in the Within two days after the Ameri cans entered Thiaucourt the German motor was turning out electricity for the Americane. The equipment in cluded wires. Incandescent lights, lamp shades of metal, tacks and all appliances used by electricians, there being enough material to "wire" sev eral villages. LOOKS TO TJHTFOBM WAGES. Railroad Board Functions Is Ex tended to Express Company. The function of the board of rail road wages and working conditions has been extended to include investi gation of the conditions of employ ment under the American Railway Express Company. Director General MeAdoo announced today that the board will direct its efforts toward establishing uniform wages and working conditions for em ployes throughout the country, and as an advisory body to the director gen eral will investigate all differences arising between officers and employes of the company. GREASELESS NOXZEMA For The Skin "FEEL IT HEAL" remedy for skia disease*, ul ttliMmd to be is near perfection ss eat can be nude. TVs new oream is ABSOLUTELY OKEA8ELZM tad will sot soil ems year daintiest (armeata. 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Hen Looted Stores. A number of sailors are alleged to have been under the influence of con traband whisky. They raised disturb ances at several theaters, helped themselves to something to eat in one restaurant and then began to loot retail stores, property losses being estimated at 12,000. When the police, appealed to by citizens, attempted to intervene a pitched battle occurred on Plume street, near the post office building. All available police reserves were rushed to the scene and had about succeeded in restoring order when automobiles from naval bases with armed sailor guards reached the scene. A few minutes later two com panies of marines arrived and the j round-up of sailors was inaugurated. The police charge, that the sailors secured their firearms by looting a shooting gallery near^the Portsmouth ferry. i Two sailors are said to be in bad ' condition, one with a pistol wound in | the head and the other in the abdo men. The four others wounded are ex pected to recover. Liat of Wounded. An incomplete list of the wounded follows: Patrolman J. R. Anderson. Patrolman J. M. Wilson. Chauffeur Edward Parr. The sailors wounded: K D. English, fireman, second class. O. M. Bixby. Paul A. Pankratz, fireman, first class. ORDER AS TO GIFT SHIPMENTS None Accepted for Overseas After November 25, Unless as Directed. Regulations supplementing previous announcements governing the ship ment of articles to members of the American expeditionary forccs or persons serving- with the T. M. C. A., Red Cross, or other organizations af filiated with the Army have been Issued* by the War Department. After November 25 no shipments will be accepted by forwarding com panies or by the post office unless accompanied by a request from the consignee approved by his com mander. One Christmas package will be shipped prior to that date only when the nearest relatives to the consignee in this country certi fies to the Red Cross that but one package is being sent. AUSTRIAN!! CARRY PLEA TO ITALIANS \ Latter Permit Foe Deputation to Enter Lines for Prelim inary Pourparlers. FOE FACED BY ANARCHY Br the Associated Press. VIENNA, via London, October SI.? An Austrian deputation has been per mitted to cross the fighting line for preliminary pourparlers with the Italian commander, according to the official announoement tonight. The statement says: "The high com mand of the armies early Tuesday by means of a parlementaire established communication %*ith the Italian army command. Every effort is to be made for the avoidance of further useless sacrifice of blood, for the cessation of hostilities and the conclusion of an armistice. Best Intentions Asserted. "Toward this step, which was ani mated by the best intentions, the Italian high command at first assumed an attitude of unmistakable refusal, and it was only on the evening of Wednesday that, in accord with the Italian high command. Gen. Weber, accompanied by a deputation, was per mitted to cross the fighting line for preliminary pourparlers. "If, therefore, the cruelties of war fare < must continue in the Italian theater of the war the guilt and re sponsibility will have to be ascribed to the enemy." Uonarchy Faces Anarchy. LONDON, October 31.?Conditions in the interior of Austria-Hungary vir tually preclude a continuance of fight ing, according to news reaching Lon don this evening. The railways neces sary for the maintenance of the mili tary forces of the &ual monarchy have become utterly disorganised. All communication between Agram, Fiumc, Budapest and Vienna has been interrupted, and the railway communi cations between Berlin and Vienna have been cut. The monarchy is faced with complete internal anarchy. Quite a Pond. From the Boston Transcript. Two soldier boys from the we3t, who had been hurried to the coast and on board ship in the dark, Were next morning surveying with open eyed wonder the boundless stretch of rolling blue around them. "Gee whiz. Bill," said one, "who would have thought there could be so much water as that." "I know it," drawled the other. "And just think, Jim. you" only see what's on top." Overheard. From the Boston Transcript. Jack?You can't judge a man by the way he dresses. Edith?Oh, I don't know. I can tell a gentleman by his get-up?In the crowded street car. . . Tired,OverworkedMothers What You Need is Vinol War conditions have made the demand upon a mother's time and energy unlimited. In their zeal to do all in their power for their loved ones, they continually overwork and are soon in a nervous, run-down condition. Vinol, the non-secret cod liver and iron tonic, will build you up and make you strong. HERE IS PROOF Whitman, Mm. 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October 31.?The German state of Austria hatf.bsen created by act' of the Germap national council ot Austria, and a note to President Wil- i son notifying him of this action has besn drawn up and approved at a full | j meeting- of the council. The state I claims all territory of old Austria where the majority ot the population is German. A summary of the contents of the I note, which was first drafted by the exeoutlve committee of the council, i Is given by the official Vienna cor- ' respondence bureau. The neWly created state, the note sets forth, ac cording to thla summary, demands that Its representatives be admitted to participation in the peace negotia- | tlons. The new state recognises the' in dependence of the Jugo-Slav and Csecho-Slav state*. It claims for itself Moravia and Silesia. It appeals to President Wilson to give the Ger man nation the right to dispose of itself. AMSTERDAM, October 31.?The Ger man Bohemian members of . the reichs rath have formed a provisional constitu | tion and elected Reichenberg as the seat of government, dispatches from | Vienna announce. | Dispatches from Vienna by way of SwiUerland early last week reported j that the German deputies in the Aus ' trian diet had met at Vienna and had decided to form a German Austrian state. TWO HUNDRED MILLIONS, IN NEW CREDIT TO FRANCE ! A new credit of t20?.000,00? MM netted by the Treasury In (?Tor of Ki anoe toO?v brought the total or*d< its to that country up to $2.365,OOO.OM and the total tor all allies to f7,Tll. 576,66#. 1.859 Siek and Wounded Return. The War Department today as* nounced that 1,859 sick and wounded men from the American expeditionary forces were landed in this country during the week ending October tSi making the total for the month. 441*. ;; We Need Old Gold i! :: - ?- i: ij Diamonds ij , ?in our manufacturing de- < > " partment. 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