SPACE OH WEIQHT, ISSUE.
L C. C. Hearing Arguments on
Ijtafa 41 Paying'for Carrying Mail.
Hearings began before tbe Interstate
Commerce Commission today on tbe
railway pay case, involving the ques
tion of whether the Post Office De
partment In compensating railroads
for hauling mkil shall pay on a basis'
of the space required or the weight
of the mail.
On recommendation of Postmaster
General Burleson. Congress, In 1917,
provided In the post office appropria
tion act that payment be made on a
space basis instead of weight, aa In
the past. The railroads protested and
were prepared today to show the Urn
mission that they are not properly
remunerated for fcerrloea under this
plan. On the other hand, counsel for
the Post Office Department bad pre
pared argument to show that the
space basis of payment is the more
Queen Alexandra frequently visits
the Y. M. C. A. hats In litfndon and
vicinity, and on such occasions she
seldom falls to serve tea to the sol
diers and sailors.
HELD FOB SOLDIER'S XUMEB.
Montgomery Chauffeur Charged
With SeUiag Primed Whiiky.
MONTGOMERY, A.la.. November I.?
A. T. Stephana, chauffeur, waa arreat
"ed bar* today, charged with the mur
der, by polaon. of Joaeph Babblnrton
of the (7th Infantry, whose body waa
found tfala morn inc.
The police claim the soldier' drank
whiaky purchased from the chauffeur
the nlrht before. Stephens denlea the
accuaation. - ?
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Some Fine Bargains in Apples
We have sent out large quantities of
fine apples to our stores. It will pay you to
see these; there surely will be some which
you will want. Prices, too, are exception
Per % Peck, 9c
Per Peck, 35c
Per % Peck, 12c
Per Y2 Peck, 23c
Per Peck, 45c
Canned Corn Arriving?Prices Will
~f Shriver's Blue Ridge, 3 cans for 50c
Shriver's A-l Country Gentleman,
^ 2 cans for 35c
Canned Peas of Known Quality
Burt Olney's Extra Sifted OA
J Sweet Wrinkled, per can mUC
You are safe when you buy this brand.
Asparagus of all grades and all prices.
We particularly urge you to buy the "?)el
Monte" PEELED right now, as we bought
only a few hundred dozen of these fine goods,
mostly as an experiment. Just consider our
price for a moment, then get a winter's sup
ply quickly, as we will have no more this
season once we have sold out.
Del Monte Peeled
Large White Asparagus, No. 2%,
Acme, No. 1, square cans, white, can 29c
Export, No. 1, square cans, green, dm... .29c
Del Monte Tips, No. 1, square can... .33c
Red Seal, No. 2% can, ungraded stalks, 30c
Hershey's Cocoa, 1-5 lb^ 6c
Hershey's Cocoa, Vs lb., 15c
Hershey's Cocoa, 1 lb., 27c
Walter Baker's Cocoa,
Walter Baker's Cocoa,
1-5 lb .. 9c
Walter Baker's Chocolate,
V\ lb. 9c
Walter Baker's Chocolate,
\ V* lb..: 18c
Campbell's Soups, 1A
price, any variety,
v Fancy Creamery, Ib.,*'*'^'
1 A Lbs. Indian |JO
1/1 Head Corn Meal, OOC
4 Tecb Pancake 12c
A Large Jar of Finest
$ Don Carlos Brand 25c
Special Cut Prices
This Week .
"Snap" Brooms Aln
Special this week-... * *
PORK and BEANS
No. 1-sixe tins.(. 10c
No. lVj-size tins....... .15c
3 ?" 25c
We Have Added to Our
Usual 50c size
Fine Food for Convalescents
Curtice Bros. Preserves
All varieties, per jar. .?.29c
Blue Label Catsup
Small, 18c; Large, 28c
No y2 Size Cans.
. ... Molasses
Brer Rabbit, Green.. i. .12c
Brer Rabbity Gold 14c
As Advertised in The Star
Pare Lard,lb.32c f
Compound, lb 27c |
STAR A Cakes
SOAP, 3 Cakes
Plain or Tabasco.
Oats, pkg .11c
Sanitary Oats, pkg 11c
Post Tons ties, pkg... .I2V2C
Kellogg's Cora Flakes, pack
' age >.. 12V2C
Kellogg's Krumljles, pack
Cream of Wheat 22c
Wheatena, pkg.. 17c
Pillsbury's Health Bran,
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Two Fighting Americans Who
Did Battle'on the
JOYOUS SIDE OF WAR
BT HERBERT COREY.
WITH THE 1ST AMERICAN ARMY,
ON THE MEUSE, October 10.?It
was a sort of old homo week In tlte
midst of wliai may develop Into the
greatest American battle of the war. I
I was rambling- along a road that was i
very crowded, very muddy and very
noisy, when some one rode up behind |
on an imposing horse.
"Get out of the described and extra
illustrated way." said this person, "or
I'll roirthis indicated truck right over
you. Haven't you got a damn bit of
So then I turned around and rec
ognized Ralph Cole, who used to be
a oongressman in Ohio, and whose tal
ents as a public speaker were "more
mellifluous when I used to hear him
charm large assemblages. I forgave
him right away, though, partly be
cause he said he'd consider It a per
sonal favor if I did. and partly be
cause it seemed to me that a major
of the Army, acting as a traffic squad
on that sort of a road, was entitled to
a whole lot of liberty in language.
I also determined to keep out of
Maj. Cole's roads when he Is en
gaged in furthering a battle by shov
ing trucks and wagons and dough
boys and grub and ammunition and
water and ambulances over them.
Next time he may get really earnest.
Fine Lot of M. P.'s.
"I had just built up the finest lot
of military policemen," said this ]
former congressman, who has become
a most enthusiastic soldier, "that this
man's army has ever had?and what j
did they do to me?"
I didn't know what they had done
"Took 'em away," said' Maj. Cole,
sourly. "And I could have taken that
bunch of M. P-'s and handled all the,
traffic between here and Vine street
and never turned a hair. They were
perfect?perfect. I tell you."
Anyhow, they had not all been
taken away. Maj. Cole admitted
this, under the influence of the reason
ing of J. S. Shettler of Columbus.
Shettler wanted to know why he could
not send his trucks forward with grub.
He said his men must be (hungry by
this time, and they were away-hell
wards yonder, and if the trucjt-drivers
wanted to drive over those roads and
were not afraid of shell fire and they
were needed up there, why in the name
of Gen. John Hancock could he not
send them forward. He wanted >to
know, he said, bitterly. He wanted
to know if any thought those men up
there could go out and catch 'em a
mess of goldfish every time they 'got
So Cole placated him by talking
about the way the Then had gone for
ward that morning?the morning of
September 26, when the fight began on
the Meuse. Cole admitted that the
men were all green at the game, and
that this was the first time they had
ever been in a real fight, but shucks
Felt?a Bit Proud.
I never felt so proud ^f being an
American as I am today." said he.
"There isn't an army on God's earth
that can whip these men. You should
see the light in their eyes, and the
confident, earnest, courageous >-av in
which they tackle their job. The
flower of our state is on those hills
ahead of us. and they can go through
any line the Germans ever held. They
are intelligent, that's why, and ambi
tious and young and strong '
Then Shettler began to speak again,
and I dived into a dugout, because
there were sounds in the air that were
annoying, and there was Capt. B. E.
Robinson of 3119 Imperial street. Cin
cinnati. He was also dissatisfied with
the particular vista he was peering
down at the moment. Up yonder there
wa3 a lot of nice fighting, and noises
and shells and machine guns and oc
casionally the tumultuous thump of a
mlnenwerfer dropping one of it? fly
ing mines?-and here was he away
back in a dugout looking over a lot
of papers. It did norseem that he was
so far back that he need wory, partic
ularly in view of happenings reported
from outsHe. but he did worry. Not
that he put his worry in the firm of
a kick. He was kind of sad and sweet
"I don't get a chance to see a thing
back here," s*iid he. "But?'?hopeful
ly?"maybe I can trade jobs with some
one for a day or two after the novelty
has worn off."
Streams of Prisoners.
At the Y of the cross-roads two
streams of prisoners v^ere pouring in.
One stream came from the north and
one from the m>uth. a fact confusing
to the civilian mind and only dimly
comprehended when various twisting
roads were pointed out on the large
scale map. At the Y the two streams
united and tramped down toward the
bird cage, where the batches of pris- j
oners were kep? until enough had
been gathered to make it worth while j
sending them on to the bullpen in '
the rear. A tall man was traffic-cop- j
ping at the Y. When he saw us he
emitted a loud cry:
"The greatest day of my life," said |
he. "I went over the top with the boys
this morning, and this afternoon I [
got word that I had been nominated
for the state senate without opposi
' The tall man was Tom Jones, mayor
of Middleport. He no doubt firmly be
lieves that he told us all about the
morning's adventure, when he whoop
ed out of the trenches with the boys
of his company and rushed the Ger
mans out of theic holes, but my mem
ories of hiB statement are very vague.
The most I can recall Is that "it was
great," and that "the boys are the
finest lot of men that ever shot a
gun," and that "we Just sort of
swooped down on "em." Pressed for
details, he said that some one shot a
rifle at some Germans, and about
twenty-five of them, came forward
crying "Kamerad!" _ j
"It was great." said Tom Jones, his
fkee shining. "I-wouldn't have missed j
It-t-and to think of being nominated
the same day!"
Persuaded the Hun.
A little mess of prisoners came aloim
the road. A sturdy soldier tramping
at the heat, rifle sldped, was found to
be Joseph Turner of Paulding. He
said he and bis friends had had very
little difficulty in taking them. "We
just yelled down into the dugout,"
said he. "At first they didn't want
to come out. They thought we would
kill prisoners. But by and by they
"How did you get them to come?"
"We sort of persuaded them," said
An entente cordials-had been estab
lished. for when I undertook to pho
tograph the group the Germans lined
. up grinning and smiled in perfect
good fellowship at their captors. The
other guards were Henry Boulboulle
Of Fostorla, La Vergne Milligan of
Fostorla, and- William Rankin of
Dunbar, Pa. The quartet had a bush
German dialect between them and had
been talking with t&e boche.
"They say they've had-, plenty of
("War," said Milligan. "They want to
emit and so home."
Up the road was a dressing station,
to which ambulances splashed through
the mod every few minutes. Their
burdens were carefully lifted out and
laid in gray blanketed rows on the
1 la a cellar -from. which the
had been tpken away by the
events of 'war. At one aide was a
splinter-proof of rough atone,
roofed with bug* timbers "and more
Net a man groaned, accept one
" ~ * ' the
pain of at Injured leg. Two Ameri
cans died aa I watched. VA third wma
passing. Others were gray with pain,
but there was not a whimper.
One Hon Identified.
"That's the bum that hurt me." said
one who had been watching the young
German for a time. "He threw a
hand grenade. Tou should have seen
him grin when he put me out."
"Some one brought him in," I re
"I'll know him again," said the
American. "If ever I see that guy
in our country'after the war?GOOD
Between arrivals a group of- Cin
cinnati ambulance company men wait
ed at the top of the path, where the
ambulances found a space clear of
broken stone and smashed walls in
which to unload their burdens. They
were Frederick Peters of 421? Brook
side avenue, George Davidson of 2603
Cypress avenue, Emerson Geyer of 253
Southern avenue, and Sergt. Fred
"Runte of 1293 Morton avenue, Hyde
Park. They objected to Davidson be
ing named George in the photograph.
"Call him 'Snake,'" said they.
Peters had a real story to telL An
hour before he had been up o? the
line and watched the treeing of a
German in a machine gun nest. He
would, not come out, and persisted in
shooting, at earnest Americans who
tried to drive him out. Americans
who could speak German called to
"Come on out," said they. "We
treat prisoners well."
"Schweinhund Amerlkanlsch," said
the German In the hole.
So some Inventive boy came up with
a can of kerosene. No one knew,
where he had got It?probably nlRped
off a supply train, Peters thought?
and cut some holes in the can and
then threw It Into the nest. After
enough time had elapsed to make
sure that the kerosene had all escaped
from the can the genius threw in a
"That Boche Came Out."
"That boche came out," said Peters,
Perhaps I looked polite when- I
heard the story. Peters stutk to It.
"I saw it myself," said he. "This
isn't arty grapevine stuflL"
Inside the dressing station was
Robert Graves of*^553 Melrose ave
nue, Cincinnati. He said he had seen
one German play the kamerad trU^k.
"But some one got him before he
could throw the grenade," said
Graves. And Herbert L. Byers of
Elmwood place was quiet and stern.
"They got my buddy this morning."
said he. "They had guns trained
down the road up which we charged.
Oh, they're fighting, all right. Any
one who says the boche don't fight
has met different boches than the
ones I saw."
Byers felt almost at home, though,
for he had been fighting all that
morning at I?ory, which is Ivoiry
in French, it sounded good to him,
he said. And as I went down the
muddy road looking fearfully behind
me for a major on horseback I met
Mayor Jones of Middleport again.
"Just tell the folks that Old Tom
went over with his boys," said he.
MORAL AIMS OF WAR,
TOPIC OF BISHOP GORE
Peace Without Victory Impossible,.
He Tells Mass Meeting?League
to Enforce Peace Necessary.
"I Want Germany to be Impressed
with the fact that the allies will con
tinue to fight for years to obtain a
complete military and naval victory to
destroy entirely her military power,"
declared Rt. Rev. Charles Gore, Lord
Bishop of Oxford, in an address at a
mass meeting yesterday afternoon at
First Congregational Church.
Bishop Gore had, for his subject
"Moral Aims of the war." He said that
peace without victory, or a negotiat
ed peace, while Christian, is impos
"Events past hope have happened
during the last few weeks and chang
ed the face of the war,", he said. "We
have disposed of her weaker allies,
and now we must deal with Germany
proper in no uncertain terms."
lie declared that civilization cannot
be built upon selfishness and that if
the treaty of peace is to be drawn
upon the old basis there will/be sore
ness in the hearts of many. "What
will happen as soon as thes? nations
recover from their bleeding? They
will begin again to build armies and
form alliances, public and secret. Even
in America universal military service
is proposed for the benefits of dis
cipline. Soon all the rtations of the
earth would again be armed and view
ing one another with suspicion, until
some selfish, ambitious nation again
plunged the world into wir."
We must have a new force to main
tain peace?a league to enforce peace.
Bishop Gore said, adding. "We must
have a supernational restraint, an in
ternational police, courts of arbitra
tion and courts of conciliation, to
maintain order and settle differences.
When your statesmen go to Europe
to secure peace, I pray they will be
instructed to conclude a peace that
can be enforced."
The meeting, which was largely at
tended. was presided over by Arthur
B. Call, secretary of the American
'Epidemic Receding in New York.
NEW YORK, November 4.?The
Spanish Influenza epidemic here is
"practically over," according to an
announcement by the health depart
ment. There was a drop of nearly
50 per cent in the number of cases
in twenty-four hours, only 1,567
cases, or 1,384 less than Saturday, bo
ing reported yesterday.
The Star will be glad to
have its attention called to
any misleading or untrue
statement, if such should
appear at any time in any
advertisement in its col
Readers are requested to
assist in protecting them
selves and legitimate ad
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SMf FUR NURSES
Kiu Greenlee* Will Have Charge
of Work in Washington?Head
quarters at 1*413 G Street?
Mo house-to-house canvass will he
necessary in connection with the Red
Cross" nursing survey here in the
National Capital. According to Miss
Anna J. Greenlee* executive secretary
of the-District chapter in charge of
the local survey, practically all neces
sary data can be obtained from known
sources of information, such as hos
pitals, the central directory of nurses,
the I. V. N. S., nurses' training school
alumnae, Associated Clubs of Catholic
Women, Red Cross classes and nurs
ing service committee. Associated
Charities, health department. Knights
of Columbus, Masonic societies of all
kinds. Boy Scouts, departmental chief
clerks, Federation of Women's Clubs,
The headquarters of the local sur
vey committee will be at 1413 G street.
.Mrs. Lillian Richards, director of
women's work for the District, and
Dr. George N. Johnson will assist Miss
Gseenlees. The survey is nation-wide
and is to be made at the request of
the Secretary of War and the surgeon
general of the Army.
With 30,000 nurses enrolled, more
than 17,000 of whom are serving
with the Army and Navy, at home
and overseas, the department of nurs
ing of the American Red Cross has
planned this campaign to take care
of the growing needs of the military
forces next year. An announcement
yesterday by the war council said
that 50,000 nurses will be needed by
July 1 and that 9,000 of these must
be enrolled before the first of the
The Red Cross has spent about
$850,000 in equipping nurses for duty
abroad, while approximately $1,500,
000 has been spent in fitting out base
hospitals. For the Navy eight
hospitals and MnaUw linl ?i
hospital units have bssn o _
are la process of formation.
EXPEDITE KOYAL ?ARKTAfFFL
Japanese Princes Amend law.
Priry Councilors Abeemt
TOKIO, November 2 (by the Asso
ciated Press).?A conference of Jap
anese princes of the blood, which
rarely is held, sat today and passed
an additional provision to the im
perial house law, to make possible
the marriage of Princess Masako
Nashlmoto and Prince Yi-Xon of
Chosen (Korea). Emperor Toshihito
of Japan was present. Nearly half
the privy councilors opposed the
amendment to the house law. They
contended the marriage could be le
galized without touching the house law,
that being permissible only under the
most serious circumstances They ab
sented themseles from the session of
the privy council held yesterday for
the passing of the amendment. Their
attitude in the present instance is
said to be unprecedented.
8AHTA CLAUS OT TBXVCBB.
Plan tor Awrieait Soldiers to Cheer
. French PoQns Announced.
UKW YORK. November 4.?AmerN
can soldiers in Francs will become
"Santa Claus" to friendless and lonely
French poilus who are spending their
fifth Christmas in the trenches If a
plan just announced here by Ida*
Byrd W. Hamblen, secretary of !>?
Paquet Du Soldat, an organisation de
voted to the welfare of the French
fighters, is carried out.
Relatives of American soldiers are
invited to send a dollar bill, a card
of greeting and the name of the
American soldier In whose behalf th?
present is to be given, to Miss Ham
blen, in care of J. P. Morgan * Co.,
New York, who in turn will Cable the
money to Parts and a holiday package
will be shipped to the pollu who. in
each case, is expected to acknowledge
The average female brain weighs
two pounds eleven ounces, or more
than one-half pound less than the
average male brain.
About l,fcc a Day
Send a postal card or telephone The Star,
Main 5000, and have the paper delivered to
your home. x
The carrier will collect at the end of each
month at the rate of 40c per month for the
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