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Ask Senate Committee to Hasten
The Taking of Evidence.
Bebuttlng the reply of the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company
to their charges flled with the Senate
committer Investigating the strike,
the employes In a statement flled with
the Senate committee today, allege
that the company's answer "contain
a great mass of manufactured exhibits
and Irrelevant, Incompetent, and Im
material matter."
The charges of bad faith against
Clarence P. King, president of the
company, are reiterated, and further
emphasis is given the original allege
tlons by the strikers in the document
filed with Senator PIttman. chairman
pro tern, of the probing committee.
The strikers' statement in rebuttal
formally Joins Issue between the com
pany and themselves. After considering
the. original charges, the company's re
ply and the statement in rebuttal, the
committee will define what It considers
the basic points of the controversy and
will begin to take testimony.
Ask Earl 7 Hearing.
A remipftt fnr an earlv befflning of the
Inquiry was made by the strikers today j
In the following paragraph in their
atatement In rebuttal:
"We respectfully ask your committee
for an early opportunity to present our
evidence because the company is trying.
by delay and every form of deception,
public and private, to exhaust the re
sources of our members and to compel
them to return to work by signing the
Individual contract"
The strikers allege in their state
ment of rebuttal that the company.
In Its answer, attempted to make It
appear that the wrecking of a car in I
soumeasi wasninjjiou tumumMw
fifteen separate and distinct cases of
violence on the part of the employes.
The following significant paragraph
is Included In the strikers' refer
ence to the wrecking of the car:
"It seems rather remarkable that
a. former employe of the company
who had been discharged, and was
not able to secure employment until
after his participation In the act com
plained of by the company (wrecking
of the car) was employed by the com
pany the next day.
Denial that the officers of the local
union or the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Street and Electric Hallway
Employes ever counseled violence is
made by the employes. The state
ment reiterates thav on the contrary
violence has been most strongly con
demned. Refer to Police Records.
"We think the police force will ac
knowledge our co-operation and help
In trying to secure the maintenance
of law and order during this strike,"
cay the employes.
They assert that Police Court rec
ords show that none of the strikers
hai been convicted of any more seri
ous offense than disorderly conduct
since the strike began.
After charging the company with
using "skillful, adroit, and crafty lan
guage" In Its reply, the statement in
rebuttal contains the following rela
tive to the alleged promise of Presi
dent King to deal with a committee
representing the union and his sul.se
quent refusal to do so:
Notwithstanding the fact that the
original communication of the com
mittee, which has always had full
authority In the premises, suggested
an agreement with the Amalgamated
Association, Mr. King made no rcm
plalnt about it until after his decep
tion of the committee concerning th
inauguration and the desirability of
having no trouble while th city was
filled with visitors from all over the
"At that time he was not acting In
good faith, because he had already
begun to Import strike breakers.
"He was guilty of a gross breach
of faith with the men when 'ie -us-Kested
In his letter of February "7
that the ery thing which they
had written him about would require
the undivided attention of all par
ties directly Interested, as well as the
entire tlm of a mediatorial board,"
and suggesting that after the in
auguration had passed he would be
glad to take up the matter with the,
committee, which had then suggested
to him an agreement with the Amal
gamated Association."
The strikers deny that they insist
ed on the closed shop, and refer the
committee's attention to a letter to
the company offering to sign an open
shop agreement.
Charge Strike Waa Provoked.
"We rely for proof of the truth and
accuracy of all statements concerning
all these things upon Secretary of
Labor Wilson, Commissioner of Con
ciliation Blackman. the Board of Com
missioners of the District, the letters
themselves, and the newspaper edi
torials condemning Mr. King for his
refusal to do anything to avert the
trouble which arose," the statement
The company's assertion that the
Individual contract was prepared
with a view of preventing a strike is
met by the statement that the com
pany did everything it could do stir
the men up and provoke a strike.
The strikers assert that they have
incontrovertible evidence to sub
stantiate the allegation that many
employes were discharged for re
fusing to sign the Individual con
tract. Concerning this subject the
. statement says:
"Jf Mr. King had the sghtet con
ception of his. duty to the public and
not the gratification pf his own self
ish and arbitrary desire to attempt
to destroy the union: if he wanted to
continue to give service to the pub
lic, there can be no doubt In the
mind of any citizen that he took the
only course which was liable to in
terrupt the public service by re
fusing to accede to the suggestion
of the Secretary of 1-abor. Mr! Wil
son. and the requests of the Board of
Commissioners and to accept the
good offices of both the Secretary and
the board."
Coercion and intimidation of em
ployes by members of the union Is de
nied. The relief association of the
company Is referred to as "a snare
and delusion." The strikers ask that
the company be required to slmw Its
books to furnish evidence of its deal
ings with strike breaking and private
detective agencies for the purpose of
breaking the strike long before the
strike occurred.
Accuse "Breakers" of Theft.
Violence and disorder is alleged to
have occurred because of the Insult
ing attitude of the strike breakers,
some of whom are referred to as
'criminals and thugs" in the state
Referring: to the pay of the strikt
breakers the statement says:
i auute breakers who were be
ing paid fancy prices to operate the
cars to attempt to break the strike,
and who, beslues that, were given a
license to steal the fares which they
collected, could very easily afford to
sign an Individual agreement which
would bind them only so long as
their valuable services were required
here Some of them made $10 and f 15
n day. The company thought It worth
while to allow them to steal this
large amount In order to coerce Its
old and faithful employes Into sign
ing away their individual liberty and
their right of collective bargaining."
The strikers say the Washington
Railway and Electric Company Is the
only railway company In the country
which pays Its employes In full every
night, making the work a day-to-day
Declares Chemists and Geologists
Can Cope With War Problems.
The genius of the American people
will meet any problems that arise
with respect to the furnishing of min
eral and chemical materials, the sup
ply of which may be cut off. In the
view of Secretary of the Interior
Before war was declared, the Inter
ior Department through the Bureau of
Mines, prepared for the Information of
the Council of National Defease a re
port on the natural, mineral resources
of the United States. Marvelous as
these resources are, comprising two-
fifths of the world's annual production
of coal, one-half the world's output of
copper and nearly two-thirds of tho
worlds annual supply of petroleum,
no raw material, except coal, can
serve a useful purpose in war until
combined with, or refined by, other
metals or chemicals.
The Mineral Situation.
When asked about the mineral sit
uation. Secretary of the Interior Lana
"In war time a new point of view
must be had" In order to grasp tho sit
uation. The gnat production of gold
and silver In the United States except
from the financial point of view, li
unimportant. But the 5,000 ounces of
platinum now reclaimed at the Gov
ernment mints will make, by the 'con
tact' process, hundreds of thousands
of pounds of concentrated sulphuric
acid, which can all go into high com
bustlble explosives.
"Let us begin with explosives.
bpeaklng broadly, concentrated sul
phuric acid, the famous IlSOt of col
lege memory, and nitric acid, are the
two chief and vital elements necessary
In explosive manufacture. We shall
need about 0,000.000 tons of sulphuric
acid this year. This acid Is not a
pleasant thing to transport, so in
peace times it Is generally used close
to Its point of production. Its use is
two-fold: The low grade acid goes
largely into the production of phos
phates for agricultural fertilizer be
cause It will 'burn the phosphate oaf
of phosphate rock. We hav two
great natural beds of sulphur, but
they are In the extreme southern rart
of the United States, with the result
ths,t in peace times we ordinarily Im
port about 1.000,000 tons of inn pr
Ues containing about -15 per cent of
sulphur and roast It out.
IVItraatc From Air.
"Nitric acid, made from nitrates,
is the other necessary basic material
from which high explosives are
made. The United States contains
practically no nitrates, nor does any
o-Jier country except Chile. From
Chile we Import in peace times about
500,000 tons a year, of which about
1 Oper cent Is used for fertilizer and
tO per cent for explosives. But the
atmosnhere around us contains ni
trogen In limitless quantities, and
Congress has voted 20,000,000 for
the construction of a plant for its
"With regard to the metals, the
United States has ample quantities of
Iron ores from which to make steel
guns and shells for the army and
the navy, but soft ores do not make
a hard steel without the addition of
various alloys and oxidizers. For
example, the Iron ores from the
Great Lakes district, and from Ala
bama as well, contain so much sul
phur that If the sulphur were not
removed the steel would be flaky,
brittle, and unserviceable. Therefore
tho 'open hearth' method of manu
facturing was Invented, but this
method requires the use of great
quantities of manganese. We have
large deposits of manganese, but the
quality is so low that in peace times
we ordinarily Import nearly 00 per
cent of the manganese which we use.
"What would happen if our Imports
of manganero were shut off? After
our reservi supplies were exhaustd, we
should ha to find a substitute, and
there is no question about our being
able to do so. The substitute would
at first cost more than Imported
manganese, but we would have the
Metal Substitutes.
"The situation as regards mangan
ese, though extreme. Is generally
similar to that of the other principal
alloys. Including those of tungsten,
chromium, nickel, cobalt, molybde
num, vanadium, and uranium. Of
some of these we have more than
others, bu tresearch and experiment
all tend to show that various com
binations can be made as substitutes
for any one of them.
"The chemists and geologists of
the United States are already mobil
ized. Every important laboratory In
the United States has been made
available for Investigation under
government direction. Surely the
genius of the American people will
be equal to the present emer ;ency."
More Than Double Previous Month's
"LONDON. May 2 On the western
front in April 714 aeroplanes were
brought down There has not been
another month of such aerial fighting
since the war began; In no previous
month had the losses reached such a
tremendous figure In July of last
year, when the allied offensive on the
Homme began, 103 British. Trench.
and German machines wti-e brought
down The figure was I Ml in August,
and 32S In September, when the losses
reached the highest mark of the year.
April's total of 714. which was com
piled from the dally communiques
from British. French, and German
headquarters, was made up as fol
lows: German machines. ?,Vr, British,
147; French and Belgian. 201 Of the
"I'll German aeroplanes brought down
209 fell to the British. 0 to the
French, and 2 to the I'.r-U-lsns British
airmen accounted for 201 German
ceroplanes aud antl aircraft gunners
for 0.
Virani and Joffre Given Ovation
on Visit to House.
(Continued from First Page.)
slon. Marshal Joffre shook hands
with her; M. Vlvlanl, to the Intense
pleasure of the House again express
ed In cheers kissed her hand.
House Takes n Recess.
It was necessary for the House :o
take a "recess" to receive the dis
tinguished French envoys. The rules
of the lower branch of Congress
specifically prohibit admission to the
floors during a session of any person
not by law entitled to admission. So
strict are this rule and the precedents
thereunder that the Speaker of the
House Is not permitted even to put a
unanimous consent request that the
rule be abrogated, nor Is any motion
In order to set It aside.
From time to time In the past the
House has received distinguished vis
ltors but always the House was
technically in recess. This procedure
was followed several years ago, when
the speaker of the Hungarian as
sembly was a visitor and addressed
the members of the bouse.
It Is not required that the pro
ceedings shall be officially reported
by the House stenotrraDhers. but
ordinarily the Record carries a state
ment of what occurred "during re
Cards of admission to the galleries
were again required today. Hun
dreds of disappointed visitors came
to the House wing only to find plac
ards at the doors reading:
"Admission to the galleries today
Dy card only."
Blk Demand For Tickets.
This restriction kept out compara
tively all except the families of mem
bers, the tickets being distributed
among tho members of the lower
The lower passageways of 'the Capi
tol were lined with men, women, and
a few children who,had to be content
with catching a glimpse of the mem
bers of the French commission as
they entered the building. Outside
the doors stood others who awaited the
arrival of the French envoys. The
parking places about the House wing
were jammed with automobiles. The
House met at II o'clock, but some of
the families of the members arrived
long before that hour in order to ob
tain choice seats.
There was the usual scramble
among members for cards of admis
sion, the supply not meeting the de
mands of some of the legislators who
endeavored to beg or borrow an addl
tlonal ticket from a colleague. The
scenes about the House, despite the
comparatively short notice concern
lng the visit of the envoys, were
similar to those which have attended
the various visits of the President to
the Capitol.
Envoys to Leave for West.
To carry the war spirit Into the
Middle West and arouse the people
there, the French commission, headed
by M. Vlvlanl and Marshal Joffre,
leaves Washington this afternoon.
The envoys will go to Chicago after
unnamed stops In Indiana and Illinois
and later visit the tomb of Abraham
Lincoln. Their special train will
carry them to St. Louis and Kansas
City, after which they will return to
the East, visiting Boston, New York,
and Philadelphia,
Upon their return to Washington
they will resume the conferences al
ready begun with officials of the Unl
ted States Government. Important as
these conferences are, however, it is
believed by members of the mission
that the question of arousing the
people of the Middle West and ex
horting the entire nation to be alive
and doing Is of even greater urgency.
Seek to Arouse Teople.
The envoys have been amazed by
the placidity and complacency of the
American people. They believe
Americans have lulled themselves Into
a false security. It Is for the pur
pose of bringing the war closer to the
people of the Middle West and im
pressing upon them the gravity of
the situation that th tHn which be
gins today was arranged.
All the members of the commission
conceive It to be their duty to dis
seminate as much Information as
possible concerning actual war con
ditions and Germany's methods of
w-srfare. They have been led to be
lieve that the Mlddls West, because
of its "splendid isolation." needs to
be further stirred anil aroused
It Is believed the tour of the French'
envoys and the Information they will
disseminata will accomplish all the
results the envoys d lire, and that It
also will stimulate m-rultlng in all
branches of the eervln., as well as
speed up the mobilization of every
body and everything In the Middle
The French envoys leave Washing
ton after achieving what undoubtedly
was one of their main objects in
coming to the Capital quickly arous
ing the United States Government to
the Imperative urgency of sending
American troops abroad within the
immediate future.
Convinced War Department.
Within less than a week after
their arrivel the Trench envoys,
notably Marshal JoRre, appear to
have convinced the War Department
that American soldiirs should be
sent to Frsncc much Moner than the
general staff had Intended. The
argi ments of Wtr Department
officials that Americas soldiers would
not be sent abroad until a l.irirr force
worthy and representative of the
nation could be ral.tj and trained
was met by proof of the necessity
for their earlier appearance, and
prediction of the psychological effect
their presence in France would have
on the Germans, on the French, and
on Americans at home.
Conferences for tie purpose of
completing plans whereby the United
States will Join our illles at once In
combating the submarine menace
were held today. Admiral Chochepra'.
o: the French navy, nd Admiral d
Chair, of the Brltiti navy, visited
the Navy Department shortly after
breakfast, and were closeted with of
riclals there for sevira hours.
Joffre Confers With President.
Gen. G. T. M. Bridie,, of the ,rlt.
Ish army, was at the War College to
day conferring with members of the
general staff, and later visited Seer'
tary Baker at the Vr Department
General Bridges Is ssij to have been of
Inestimable assistance to nffirlals of
the United States Government in
working out plans fot early dispatch
ing of American nltrs to Kran(.e
Marshal Joffre ha long confer
ence with President Wilson yesler
day afternoon regar,,g the sending"
of soldiers to France, and Informed
the President that the arrival of the
first deturhmont would have an In
calculable moral and psychological ef
fect on everyone fighting for the ameo
Foreign Minister Balfour had a
busy day. At breakfast he conferred
with several officials of the unitea
States Government and .Congress
men. At 10:30 o'clock he called upon
Secretary Lane at the Department
of the Interior. Shortly after noon
he visited the Supreme Court and lat
er lunched with. Chief Justice White.
To Welcome Shaekleton.
His engagements this afternoon In
cluded welcoming Sir Ernest Shaek
leton, the antarctic explorer, and re
ceiving and conferring with the
Serbian minister, Italian ambassador,
and Russian charge d'affaires.
Tonight Mr. Balfour will entertain
a large party of guests at an unoffi
cial dinner at the Long mansion. The
guests will Include the Secretary of
State and Mrs. Lansing, the French
Ambassador and Mme. Jusserand. Sir
Richard and Lady Crawford, Hugh
Gibson, and other 'attachea of the
State Department and attaches of the
British embassy.
The British commissioners who
have specialized on trade conditions
will hold a conference at the Long
mansion tills afternoon and compile
data desired by representatives of
several departments of the United
States Government.
Balfour Accepts Invitation to Ap
pear Before Lawmakers.
A letter from Foreign Secretary
Balfour, of the British commission, ac
cepting the Invitation of the House of
Representatives to appear before It,
was read to the House today prior to
the arrival of the French commie
slon. Mr. Balfour's letter was ad
dressed to Speaker Champ Clark, and
suggested that 12:30 o'clock Saturday
would be an hour acceptable to the
commission for its visit.
On motion of Congressman Flood,
ine speaxer naa oeen autnonzea to
Invite both the French and English
commissions to visit the House of
Representatives, the time of the visit
being left to the convenience of the
distinguished guests.
The tentative arrangements are that
the British commissioners will go to
the Senate chamber about noon on
Saturday and go to the House of Rep
resentatives a half hour later.
New York Will Honor Thousand
Fighting Men Tonight.
NEW YORK. May 3. New York's
cheers for France are not to be re
served for the visit here of Marshal
loffre and the other members of the
French mission. One thousand plain
fighting men from France's navy will
get first call on New York's enthu
siasm tonight They are to be the
city's guests at Madison Square Gar
den In an Impromptu celebration, ral
y. and recruiting meeting, and enter
tainment. Because the guests are fighting
men, the main part of the program
will be exhibition bouts by such cele
brities of the ring as Jess Wlllard.
Frank Moran, Battling Levlnsky. Jim
Coffey, Johnny Kllban, Jack Brltton,
Freddy Welsh, and a dozen others.
The French sailors will be escorted
from their ships by 500 American
bluejackets and 200 marines. Special
recruiting appeals will bo made to the
big audience -of New York merr ex
peeled to attend.
Miss Drummer Gets Leave To Be
Married Today.
Miss Doris Kno Drummer, of Ham
burg, N V.. a senior, will be Vsmar'a
first "war bride." She la to be mar
ried today at her home to George
Ray. a business man of Hamburg.
Mr. Ray. as a member of the Officers
Reserve Corps, has received a call to
active service.
A telegram to Miss Drummer
Called her home. She got permission
at onco from the college authorities
to have a ten-day leave of absence
and to return after her honeymoon to
finish her course. It Is the first time
in the history of the college that a
student has been permitted to leave
and to return afterward to complete
her course.
Loyalty to Yellow Puppy Caused
Youngster's Death.
NEW YORK. May 3. A line of little
folk, te.ir-eed and sorrow-stricken,
passed liy the bier of twelve-year-old
William Ilegnan today. The little
leader of that clan died a hero. Ills
lojalty to a shaggy, ellow pupp
brought him to death.
Willie gave the dog to the national
guardsmen st.itloned near his Arling
ton home as a mascot. He was lone
some for the pup He went to the
camp. The two friends frolicked on
the railroad track. 'A train tore upon
them. Both were killed.
ROCHESTER. May 3. William
Fredericks, thirty-one, an alleged
German spy, was arrested here today
Before he was taken Into custody he
chewed up and swallowed several
documents on his person. He told the
police he was one of three. Germans
who escaped from a Canadian Intern
ment camp nine days ago and swam
the Niagara river Fredericks ad
nltted he was anxious to do his "bit"
for Germany, and was on his way to
The Old Age Sign
Double Crossed
Don't let Bray hair make jou look ears
older than ou sre. for It li now an easy
matter to tint sray. fadid or bleached hair
In a harmltis way- The n,w preparation.
Drownatlne l proilna- i't Hix
iiiniiniuii of tropin of refinement and many
riding lialr drrf ri-ri are now ualns this on
ItlfUl pmdlirt rvii'-lri
Urot natone" meets ry demand and nil-
uh eery lest reuirea or it. una is to slro
Pe to u:e that no previous riprlrnc In arc
cesary Conies irsdy for me no inlllns snd
Is entirely free from lead, sulphur, silver
Sine mercury, anil'" rwi-uir iirrmurir or
heir derlvltUes Tli're Is no dancer of irrl-
atlon er c iiolromfl ecnip vrnen you ue
lirunnaloue, ' it-cauie u is auaranteeu narm
1 hvItii... fhn tnoft hMUttful tlisdss from
tight golden to tte dreiti trown or black.
Will not run or wb.m vu iin cinnni ne ai--
trcted Jfojt all Iraain orurKlita rj-
irher now sell -iroimone in ivo sizes,
lc and II &. snd In two colors one to pro
duce "soldtn or medium uronn." the other
'dark Itc- or mac
Oet a - villa rrom your dealer today nr
If yo-l prr
book - Ml
.ampic nomc wun intereatlng
I'eJ on rtcalu 'f Ifo. to help
a pack'ne charges. If tent to
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In Vahlnston by OTjonnell'i Dnur hiore-
reopla's urug stores ana uic! leading arus-
Total of 1,896 Hit Trail at Two
Tabernacle Services.
NEW YORK. May 3. Bl'.ly Sunday
was host In his turtle backed tabernacle
last night to 5,000 of the Interborough
Rapid Transit employes, and since they
came as his personally Invited guests
he had them nicely fixed out In the best
chairs In the postless section In the cen
ter. But not to be outdone by Billy's
generosity, the Interborough which
Billy seems bound always to call In
terurban brought along its own band.
all decked out In spick and span white
duck, and a group of khaki clad soldier
boys who had served on the border. And
then there were flags and escorts al
together quite a party.
The transportation people even carried
a speaker with them, but In Justice to
everybody concerned It might be Just
as well to say that he didn't spend his
three minutes on boosting the Interbor
ough, but In training the spotlight on
Billy and his work. And the 5.000 ticket
punchers and the rest of the 15.000 tucked
In the sides and corners showed their
approval by an almost constant Inter
rupting applause,
"I was the first Billy Sunday rooter
In this burg." the speaker. 8. D. 8mlth.
superintendent of the system, said when
he had been Introduced at the beginning
of the meeting. "And this Is the hap
piest moment of my life to stand here
and see that the Sunday bee that stung
me Is Inoculating all New York. lt's
the twentieth century prophet of God
end he'll show you the way if you'll give I
him a chance."
Billy Blushes Like a Boy.
Billy stood at the other side of the
pulpit, first on one foot and then on
the other, tongue in cheek, blushing
and looking for all the world like a
bashful boy whoie mother waa de
scribing to a visitor what a nice little
fellow be was. After all, Billy Is noth
ing if not a very human person who
laughs at his own Jokes and lets
tears slip Into his eyes when he tells
his sob stories, and gets peeved and
looks daggers when some one coughs
and then confesses that he's sorry
he has such a hair trigger temper.
A half dozen times last night some
large darkey sister Injected a flash of
the old fashioned camp meeting flavor
Into the service. About the time Billy
would be smiting the devil with both
fists a great booming "Hallelujah V
with a strong accent would come float
lng from away back one side. Now
Billy rather favors plain Northern
"Amens" when applied at the proper
time and In the proper places, but
there's nothing In his plan of cam
paign that calls for any unattached
Southern "Hallelujahs." So Billy
finally stopped. let one of his famous
Sunday smiles spread across his face.
ana looking over toward the rejoic
ing one remarked: "Sister, If you
don't mind I'll do all tho talking. Now
I hope you won't mind."
The special Invitation Incorporated
in uuiy-s prayer to the Interborough
delegation to hit the sawdust trail
brought several hundred of the men
forward. The soldier boys who had
been down on the border had front
seats and won the honor of first tak
ing his hand, but a score or more
of the bandmen and other employes
followed quickly. In all 1,432 went
forward last night, making with the
M4 converts of the afternoon a total
of 1,800 for the two services. The
441 trail hitters established a new
record for weekday afternoons and
Is especially noteworthy when It is
considered that there were less than
4,000 people at the service.
Sermon On "Repentance."
Today thirty prominent business
men of Atlanta will arrive In New
York to complete arrangements for
the Sunday campaign which will open
there In November of this year. The
delegation will attend tho Tabernacle
meetings until Sunday, when they
will return to Atlanta.
Billy spoke In the eyenlng on "Re
pentance." choosing as his text II.
Samuel, xll., 13: "And David said
unto Nathan, 'I have sinned against
the Lord ' And Nathan said unto
David, The Lord also hath put away
thy sin: thou shall not die.'
"I'd rather be a heathen In darkest
Africa worshiping a atone Idol than a
man or woman In New York who
passes up all the golden opportunities
to be a Christian," Billy said. "And
let me tell you people that anybody's
a heathen who doesn't believe in God
and It doesn't make a snap of dif
ference whether he lives In the South
Sea Isles or on Riverside Drive. And
I'll bet some of you old fellows down
there are heathens even If you are
presidents of banks."
People today In New York are worse
sinners than they were 1000 years
ago, Billy contended, because they
have more re'lglous light today than
they had then. "God never put a
sinner In hell without first sending
a preacher to try to keep him out.
-Got It Doped Out Wrong.
I know men hero In New York
who are afraid to come here and put
themselves under the Influence and
spirit of God that permeates this tab
ernacle because they fear they might
permit the devil to break his hold on
them and as a consequence do one de
cent thing before they die. They say.
Billy's vulrar and crude.' No, you
got It doped out wrong, bud you're
According to Billy, repentance Is a
change of mind that leads to a change
Get at the Real Cause Take Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets I
That's what thousands of stomach
sufferers are doing now. Instead of
taking tonics, or trying to patch up a
poor digestion, they arc attackingthe
real cause of the ailment clogged liver,
and disordered bowels. I
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets arouse
the liver in a soothing, healing way.
When the liver and bowels are per
forming their natural functions, away
goes indigestion and stomach troubles.,
If you have a bad taste in your,
mouth, tongue coated, appetite poor,
lazy, don't-care feeling, no ambition or,
energy, troubled with undigested foods;
you should take Olive Tablets, the sub-1
Stitute for calomel. I
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are. a'
purely vegetable compound mixed with
olive oil. You will know them by their
olive color. They do the work without
griping, cramps or pain.
Take one or two at bedtime for
quick relief, so you can eat what vet
dice. 10c and 25c per box. All druggi' .
of conduct with reference to sins.
"You must be born again." he trump
eted through cupped hands. "Sayl
Say! There are lots of people In hell
who have been baptized and confirm
ed; that doesn't do any good unless
you're born again."
In the morning Billy addressed sev
eral hundred students in the chapel
at New York University on "Enlisting
for the War." Aggressive work for
God and country furnished his theme,
his remarks being much In line with
his recent advocacy of a command In
France for Colonel Roosevelt.
In the afternoon the militant evan
gelist preached to an enthusiastic au
dlence of about 4,000 on "Opportunity
and Responsibility,"; taking for his
text St. Luke C, vl, "Jesus went Into
the synagogue on a Sabbath day and
He found there a man with a withered
Society Women to Get Experieece
by Giving Them First Aid.
Washington society women who
have volunteered for Red Cross work
will be given an opportunity for prac
tical experience in coring for the
Plans were under consideration to
day for the society women to accom
pany surgeons on the Emergency Hos
pital ambulance on hurry calls and
to assist In first aid work here. It
has been suggested that the women
purchase an ambulance to be station
ed at Emergency Hospital and use It
themselves In responding to calls.
The women welcome the Idea of
seeing practical service as nurses
and believe their experience at
Emergency Hospital would be of In
finitely more benefit than any theo
retical training they could receive.
The women Interested Include Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth. daughter of
Colonel Roosevelt; Mrs. Augustus P.
Gardner, Mrs. Peter Goelet Gerry,
Mrs. Blaine Beale, Mrs. E. A. Mitchell,
and the Countess Henry de Slbour.
They have attended lectures at
Providence Hospital for several weeks
and witnessed demonstrations, of first
aid work. Their Instructors' said to
day they were "about ready for prac
tical experience In a minor degree."
Woodbury Blair, chairman of the
board of directors of the Emergency
Hospital, has Invited the embryo Red
Cross nurses to affiliate with the In
stitution to acquire Information and
experience. t
To Replace Men Whq Leave for the
CHICAGO, May 3. Three more cen
tral west railroads announced today
they would employ women In all de
partments possible, where the men
had left their positions to Join the
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul; Chicago and Alton, and the
Monon are the roads preparing to
meet the situation created by the
shortage of men . Employes who en
list are assured of their positions at
the end of the war. J. N. Redfern,
head of the employment department
of the Burlington, said women were
being put Into all office and clerical
positions made vacant by enlistment
of men In the army and navy. Local
operating officials of the Baltimore
and Ohio railway said orders were
expected from the Baltimore offices
to take similar steps.
Miss Asklt When one sends a par
cel by express, why do they always
ask the name and address, of the
Percy Plnklelgh Why r so
they'll know where to return It In
case It Is er lost or stolen, doncher
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Dr. Howard James, late of the
Manhattan State Hospital of New
York and formerly Assistant
Physician Brooklyn State Hos
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living tissue. Without it, no matter
how ouch or what you eat, your food
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to me (after having been on a sis
weeks' course of Nuxated Iron). 'May,
Doctor, that there stuff Is like magic.'
"If you ore not strong or well you
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three tinier per day after meals for
two weeks Then test your strength
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CMldrea-WnO Have Lost Pareits
Need Help.
NEW YORK. Hay 3. Eighty
thousand orphaned or deserted peas
ant children are In danger of dying
from starvation and disease In Rus
sian and Austrian concentration
camps In which the children receive I
no care oraattentlo'n, according td Mrs.
T. D. M. Cardeza, 'wife-of a prominent
Phlladelphtan, just back -from two and,
a half year of work In Oallela. In
1915 the death toll of children In a
single Gallclan concentration camp
was 3.700. and this year the death list
will be longer because of the fierce
fighting now in progress which keeps
the .destitute peasant noncombatants
ever op the move and out of reach
of the few relief organizations there.
The outbreak of the rur caught the
Cardexas on their hunting estate near
the Russian-Austrian border, and
when Ambassador Penfleld asked for
volunteer workers to help him. Mrs.
Cardeza, a Titanic survivor and a
fellow of the Royal Geographical 8or
clety, was assigned to the post of
"unofficial secretary! to the embassy
at Vienna. While her husband was
thus doing his bit. Mrs. Cardeza went
to the eastern front as a nurse. She
was detailed to a surgical war group
consisting of eight doctors, fifteen
nurses and orderlies, and equipment
sufficient to care for 100 wounded.
Oa Firing Lines.
With them she traveled back to the
firing lines of most of the battles
fought in Gallcla. Often, she said,
the unit would scarcely be set up In
place before the tide of battle would
sweep back the troops In front, and
every one would .have to. retreat. The
concentration camps Jor .children and
women were established' In this same
manner, so as to be near the military
food distribution centers, and when
a retreat took place the entire popu
lation of the camp was scattered. To
this almost ceaseless migration Mrs.
Cardeza attributed the wholesale star
vation, disruption of families, and
communication of 'contagious disease.
She was confident that the Austrian
government was doing all in Its pow
er to assuage the suffering of Its
people, but until the stability of the
camps could be established there
could be no relief for the .children.
"Eighty thousand helpless, deserted
children are starving- In Poland to
day," said Mrs. Cardeza, "children who
have become separated from their
parents In the confusion. In a few
cases, these helpless'cblldren are be
ing cared for In the Impoverished
famllle of other peasants, but In most
cases they are herded together with
many thousands -of adult peasants In
Russian and Austrian concentration
"I know that they have received no
care at all, and their death by starva
tion, disease and exposure Is only a
matter of a few months. Originally the
families of these deserted children
lived on their own small farms on the
Russian-Austrian border. When war
came uie lamiri were called to we.
colors, but their mothers continued
to operate their little patches of land
until the military authorities ordered
them to leave their homes, because
a battle was expected in that particu
lar section.
AU Horses Confiscated.
"All beasts of burden had long
since been confiscated by the soldiers,
and a dilapidated cart, piled high
with household goods with the baby
perched atop and drawn by the
mother and perhaps the older chil
dren, was a common sight. Mothers
and children became war vagabonds,'
and, through the utter helplessness
of their condition, many women be
came brutalized."
Infanticide, she added, was fre
quent, while for a woman to leave
Gtit TJwf iktri staff Nuxetti Im)
acts llit viatic It ctrtelnlj putt tk
glnitr tfjtuth fa's a mas.
with Nuxated Iron, I feel It Is such
a valuable remedy that It should, be
kept In every hospital and prescribed
by every physician In this country."
Nnxatfd Iron, recoaaxnended above
by Dr. Jnmes, la for sale by Jas.
O'Donnell Drug Stores. People's Drag
Stores and all good druggists on an
absolute, guarantee of anceeaa and
satisfaction or xnr money rrfanded.
Sundays 10 A. JI. to 4 P. St.
her children by the roadside aa4
march off on the weary wandertajf
alone was'qulte common. Sometime
a cluster of children would Jtnwgle
Into a surgical station, and when
asked where their parents were.
would say. with slight outward sign
of feeling, something like: "Fattier
Is at the war; mother is baek ther
meaning that the mother Is ieai.
Onee a small lad's "back there'
meant something else. Follow Ins the
boy, the hospital physicians found "t
mother and two children living la
a. hole they had dug In a wlda Held.
Driven from the far-off home, they
had taken up quarters there and were
living on raw potatoes. Once aa
elderly Jew was a patient In the Held
hospital. Every day a boy came te
see him. but the physicians were tee)
busy to take much note of the visitor.
Finally, when the old man was leav
ing, some one asked him about tile
lad, and was told that he was the
It appeared that the boy's dally
Visit was to bring his father food
purchased after begging among the
soldiers. The, old gentleman waa ets
phatle that the begging waa only
While he was 111, and that "now I M
well and together we shall earn our
own living."
Congress Conferees Reack Apec
seat oa Paragraphs k 621.
The controversy over the question
whether those who take training- la
the army training- camps for commis
sions as officers shall be paid throat
the period of their training- was prac
tically settled today by the conferee
of the Senate and Bouse on the an
nual army appropriation bin.
The conferees agreed to a provision
authorizing- the Secretary of War to
pay to persons designated by him 'or
training; as officers In the army dnrlngr
the period of their training; not to ex
ceed, 1100 a month In addition to the
allowances prescribed by law.
The paragraph to which the con
ferees agreed also contains the pro
vision that the persons so trained
shall agree to accept appointment la
the Officers Beserve Corps In such
grade as may be tendered by the Sec
retary of War. The purpose of this
Is to prevent any one receiving training-
refusing- to serve In the Officers
Reserve Corps If not satisfied wlta
the grade of his commission.
Boston doctor says what the coun
try needs is more headworlc But wa
can't all have Boaton "beans," you
know, .Doc Milwaukee Sentinel.
Washington Man Had Lost
Faith In All Medicines
Prior to Taking Plant
"la this modern day man and wcas
an, -are eternally asking- for some
thing- newr something that will cre
ate wlde-snread Interest and atten
tion regardless of its applicability to
what It is supposed to represent.
That's why dally we see peculiar
names flashing- out from bill-boards)
and electric signs. The Idea Is to
cause inquiry, create Interest, and la
tnany cases so inspire curiosity as to
raise a false Idea of the true worux
oi the object in question. This is so
of various preparations, soaps, pro
prietary medicines, beverages and
other articles sdld'oy advertising-.
Among the lew popular articles
now beiore tne puouc wnicn mage
any effort to indicate the nature of
the object named Is Plant Juice, the
Sew heroal stomach remedy. It Is
ie Juice of plants, the extract froxa
medicinal herDS, and that Is one of
the outstanding reasons way riant
Juice has taken such a hold on the
.American public
Since its. introduction nere many
testimonials are received dallv from
local people testifying- to the great
peneni received, une or, ua most
recent Is that of Mr. John A. Gill.
a well known and prosperous farmer
of Kensington. Md- who is popular
anions; a large circle of friends la
thst town, having many acquaint
ances In this city as well. He stated:
-I had suffered for over a year
with rheumatism and neuralgia, and
had terrible pains all through my
body. I became so bad that I couldn t
nut on nr clothes or shoes, and
could not straighten out my limbs:
I was not able to eet around and felt
weak and miserable all the time: I
never could sleep at night and got
awfully run down. I bad read so
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decided to gire It a trial, although.
I had very little faith In anything,
as I had tried so (many medicines
without anv qjneflt. hut I can truth
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taken It for a short time and am
feellnc flne; have not an ache or pain
r-j - ioii tn -fks or
Boosters' for your medicine, as X
know vou have something that does
all that Is claimed for it."
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