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THE WASHINGTON TDIES. THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1917. U.S.OFHCIALS DENY ALLIES TO IIP FOE All HLE (Continued from First Pass.) . tvsops, affords a bads (or an entirely different attitude. I feel more thaa cheerful. I am getting more and snare eonfldent every day ot our wer aad the animate triumph at anr cause. The wisdom of circulating pessl- .mlstie opinion was brought Into question everywhere that the stories were read. Off-hand, many people here, including- officials, thought there was no barm in it. This is an outgrowth of a feeling that prevailed a month or more ago that the Amer ican people had to be aroused. But since then they have shown a wake fulness and a determination clearly proving; that the American people to not have to exhibit themselves fanat ically or in frenzied enthusiasm to give of their Uvea and their fortunes to the cause of the United States. Quiet determination has been con fused with an alleged need of dra matic and spectacular patriotism. Ka Lack of Morale. I asked him about the returned military "observers" who are credited with saying the German lints were Invincible. Mr. Baker had Issued a statement this morning dcnyiiK un equivocally such stories. Tea know." he said; get no sneh lafonaatlen.. I think J have ao ranch access to what Is gain; aver there as anybody.. Military re ports of all kinds come to me. And I haven't heard or read a thing to hear out the stories of a lack of saoralo and hopelessness In Iho trenches.. Things are getting bet ter every day. We are moving for ward." SatUfled With nesaonao. The Government here seems to ba quite well satisfied with the people's response to Its demands. The Ameri can people are ready to help and to do anything that the Government wants done, if Washington will but point the way. There Is no need for artificial stimulants just now. and no one In a responsible position In the Administration Is advocating that kind of tactics. In fact, fears wers expressed today that at the very time the young men of America were being summoned to arms, the total effect of unwarranted and unjustified pessim ism would be to discourage and to depress. No one Is arguing that war la a frolic, but the pessimistic business can be overdone. And the feeling of most of the officials with whom this correspondent talked today was that while the facts should be riven to the American people, no matter how " unfavorable they might be, there was no Justification for feeding out pessimistic opinion Indlschlmlnately simply because one day's press dls patches reveal some reverses. America must expect set-backs, but the Impression of yesterday's outpouring was one of sheer hope lessness when the fact is the Gov ernment In Washington Is more de termined than ever before to exert the physical might of America to bring the war to a successful ter mination. II 1 II I HI I 1 I III 1 I III I 1-1 Catarrh JOf The Stomach Is Dangerous . . Thousands Have It and Don't . . Know It. Says rhyslclan. T .frequently iiisiaKen xor it digestion How to .Recognize ana rreau H I IN I I I-H-i M11111I11 M- "Thoutantls of iwodTa Buffer mora or ! eonftantly from furred, eontrxj tongue, bad I breath, rotir buralnr rtoinach. frequent vom j It Int. rumbling: In -tcraach. Litter eructations, j - w4ml aitilt stnmseh titltw nA I1 I !. direction vben In realltr their trouble la due to rasuie catarrh of the atomach." writes a New York physician. Catarrh of th atomach la danaeroua be- nun th mucoua membrane llnlnr of the ( tomacn la tmciiPDeo and coauna or phlegm covers the surface eo that the dljr-tlit fluids cannot mix with the fooda and digest them. This condition roon breeda deadly dla mm tn th fermented, unaaelm listed food The blood la polluted and carries the In fee- ' tlon throughout the body. Gastric ulcers are apt to form and frequently an ulcer la the first sign of a deadly cancer j In catarrh of the atiwnach a rood and safe I treatment Is to take before meals a tea- i spoonful of pure Blaurated Magnesia In half a glass of hot water aa hot as you can com fortably drink It. The hot water waahea the mucous from tbe rtomach walla and drawa the blood to the stomach, while the blsurated magnela U an excellent solvent for mucous and lncreaaea the efficiency of the hot water treatment Moreover the Blaurated Magneaia will serve as a powerful but harmleaa ant add, which will neutralize any excerw hydro chloric add that may be In your stomach and sweeten Its food contents YAmj natural dl Certioci without dlatrea of any kind should eoon follow Blaurated MagnetMa U not a laxative. Is harmleea plenaant and easy to take and can be obtained from any local druxglt Don't confuse Blaurated Magnesia with other forms of magnesia, milks, cltratea, etc. but ret It In the pure blsurated form (powder or tablets) especially prepared for this purpoM Adtt. NUXATED IRON Increases etrennh of delicate, nervous. ruuaown oeopie 1O0 per cent l.i ten din In many instances. MOO forfeit if tt tans as per lull ex. planntlon In large article soon to ap. pear In this paper I .UK your aocior or druggist about It. Jas. O'lJonnrll's I urur more ana reopies mug store always carry It In stock- Advt. 0. S. OFFICERS ARE HOPEFUL OVER RUSSIA, BAKER AVERS American army officers, returned from France after an inspection of the western theater of war, did not report that the German position was impregnable and invincible. They reported eiite the contrary, according to Secretary of Commerce Redfield. Conditions In Russia, too, are not as bad as they have been pictured, the Secretary said. Reports of con ditions there and on the eastern front were due, he said, to an insufficient understanding of conditions in Rus sia and of the people. The Secretary expressed confidence and security as to Russia. Calls Stories Erroneous. With respect to alarming reports of the Invincibility of the Germans In the west, the Secretary said published statements of the report of the of. fleers who went over with Pershing and returned to report to the authori ties here, had been erroneously drawn and did not give a true picture of con ditions. While the Secretary would make no statement as to the report of these of ficers, he made it apparent that they not only did not paint a. dark picture of conditions In France, but brought back Information of a most cheering nature to the military authorities. Issnea Formal Statement. In connection with the published re ports. Secretary Baker Issued the fol lowing statement: Tn one of the morning newspapers members of the party of officers Just returned from France are credited with an expression of opinion to the effect that the German line on the western front In Europe Is impreg nable. I have succeeded In reaching all the members of this military mission, and am assured that no one of them has expressed such an opinion either to a newspaper man or to anybody else. Including his own associates on the mission. The alleged expression, therefore. Is wholly without founda tion. "The members of the military mis sion were sent abroad to study tech nical questions. They were accorded the fullest opportunity by both the British and the French governments to complete their study, and were given opportunity to observe actual conditions at the front. "The mission Is unanimous In Its praise of the splendid morale of the allied forces on the western front, and while It sbsres the general realisation of the gravity of this war. It returned without any pessimistic opinion whatever as to the final outcome." SOLDIER-AUTHOR WOULD INTERN CHICAGO MAYOR CHICAGO, July 26. -A demand by SergU Arthur Guy Empey, author of "Over the Top," that Mayor William Hale Thompson be Interned until the war is over, was the latest contribu tion today to tlie long list of attscks on Chicago's mayor for his pro-German utterances. "Any man who will make the utter ances that Mayor Thompson has msde should be In sn Internment csmp, with barbwlre around him, and a bayonet pointed at his ribs," said Empey. 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Moran, a ttcelve-year-old Washington boy, faced almost certain death for ninety minutes and never lost his nerve. Swept into a sever, the chances favored his being swept atony underground for six miles and then be washed out into the river. A titration plant workman named Thomas II, Oreen, by the merest chance, opened a manhole in the parking of the filtration plant district, along Jlobart place, and found the boy cltnging in the black depths, piping plaintively for help. Joe told the story of his trip through the blackness of the sewer, a distance of nearly two city blocks, to a police man, as he rode to Garfield Hospital in the, patrol wagon yesterday after noon. The description he gave was as follows : BY JOSEril jiortAx. "Another boy named Bobble Bowman there he Is (Bobble' was riding to the hospital with Joe) and I were wading the gut ter In the park. It was ralnln', but we didn't care, and pretty soon. Bob says to me: "'Joe, this current's gettin' swift. We better get out." "I didn't think the current was gettin' swifter, though, so' we kept on wading. All of a sudden Joe and I looked up the gutter and here came a big rush of water. It looked like a little wall, only It made the gutter deeper'n my waist. It was up around my arms. Joe give a Jump and climbed up the side of the gutter and he tried to grab at me, but the water was too quick. "All of a sudden I felt the water hit me, and I couldn't -keep my feet. It was awful swift. I tried to grab the sides as I went along, but I couldn't hold on. I looked down the gutter and the big sewer was getting closer and closer every second. (The sewer bad a stone entrance about five feet high.) "I tried awful hard to keep from going Into the sewer, but I couldn't help It. Then all of a sudden, everything was dark oh, dark as anything. I couldn't see the sides or the top or anything, except the hole where I came in, and that kept getting smaller and smaller. Pretty soon, I couldn't TO ONEDAYTO FIGHT Three hundred would-be Sammies applied at the. army recruiting1 atatlon here today for Information which would, they believed, result In their being: accepted for service abroad. It was a record number of would be re crultn, according to Sersjt. William C Hunt. Many were disqualified because of physical disabilities, age require mentn, and dependents. A number of applicants for enlist ment In the navy were not even ex amined, since but fix branches of the service are open here. These branches include muF Irian, machln Ist'a mate, baker, cook, coppersmith. and radio electrician. After this week apprentice seamen will be ac eepted. as well as a few men with technical training. RECRUITERS SECOND ISi5v rtvfiVHCDr: boyt MANHOLE y n COLUMBIA, ROAD wcpc wadcT j J X" imna " '- - v -, f, LV fh Hk hobart street Jy rr vgf:- " V WBtkji&A rwWM T" VOA "600 FEET I HOME t III, - afeg feWrL -"V?1 RESERVOIR V ", C-" L L ' ' JZESERVOI& WW ''"O-" V Hi MSlS ?Ivfr ' -. Joe Moran see It a' tall, and I kept going and going and couldn't stop. The bot tom was klnda sandy, but I couldn't stop. It kept making me walk. "I put out one hand no. I wasn't scared, exactly. I Just wondered how I was gonna get out when the water went down. Then I felt my hand bit something, and I grabbed It, and it was a rusty nail. I held on tight, and I didn't think about much of anything. "I didn't know "what to do ex actly, but I thought I'd wait till the water got low again, and then I'd wede back the way I had come. (Sewer men said yesterday that the lake outlet sewer empties Into a bigger sewer a short distance after Jt leaves the reservoir grounds, and that Joe could not have lived In the larger sewer, owing to gases and Its depth.) "While I was hanging on, the water was splashln' and roarln' in my ears, and I couldn't see a thing. Then, when the water was going down a little I saw a flash of light, and I looked up. There was a hole away up above my head, and I could see a man's legs. (This was Green preparing to de scend Into the manhole.) Then he lowered a lantern, and I could see a little. Then I thought I better holler, and he heard me, and told me to hang on. He seemed so scared that he klnda scared me. specially when he told me to tie the rope around me. I lied It un der my arms, and It cut, but I didn't care. When I put my head out of the hole, I wasn't In Soldier Home a' tall. I was down near the reservoir. That must be an awful long sewer." SET IN SENATE FOR A vote on the nation-wide nrohlbl-i tlon constitutional amendment will se leached In the Senat- next Wednesday aiiernoon. n.Wr .yc,.,.. """" re.ment will be reac-i.'l durlnc the day between pro nn4 antl Senators ' whereby debate will begin on the I measure Tuesday with a vote the lowlnc day. I One Senator can ipt an ngreement Baron Jloncheur, head of the Bel to ote Wedneday as It requires unan-, glan mission to the United States, Imoua consent. Such nti prnhihi.; ' - tinn.Cmtnri nm Pnn. nf rfnnvt. vanla. Heed of Missouri, and Under wood of Alabama, acquiesced In the agreement, however. Senator Penrore said he thought tbe Senato would ac cept JL Drys Are Confident. The sdoptlon of the Sbeppard reso lution Is declared certain by the "drys." although It will require a two thirds vote Senator Sheppard pre dicted It would have sixty six votes, or two more than tno-thlrds. If all Senators were present. Twenty-nve States are now classi fied as "dry " The prohibitionists will have to hold their present strength and gain eleven more States They believe they can do It, Senator Sheppard said. ESOTERIC LETTERS TO PRISONERS BARRED The Oriental Ksoterlc League, of this city, uhlch furnishes correspond ents for men In prls-n, will no longer be permitted to put Its women mem ber In correspondence with the In ma ten nf penal Institutions of New York city Ilurdette O. Lewis, city commissioner of corrections of New ' York, announced today that no mall . hereafter will be delivered to prls I oners from members of the league. A New York prisoner recently was alleged to have been placed In corre spondence with a fourteen year-old I West Virginia Klrl. The league de nied that It furnished the name of the prisoner to the clrl 'I am convinced the whole thing wrong said Commissioner I-ewls. I In announcing his policy. "Women correspondents hae no conception or understanding of prisons and pris oners Prisoners, as a rule, woefully misunderstand the reason for the cor respondence RUSSIANS WCONFER ON SOCIAL PROBLEMS PETHOORAD, July 2t. The provi sional government today decided to hold a convention shortly at Moscow, with the principal representatives of all social organizations of Russia, to discuss problems and future. The organlzatlona will Include the peasants, soldiers, workmen, and Cos sacks' congresses. Almost Paralleled Jean Hugo's "Les Miserables" and a Diagram of His Trip-Through Victor Hugo's Great Description of His Hero's Escape From a Sewer. Jean Yalfean, the Immortal hero of Victor Hugo's "Les JlUeratUs," wa forced to crawl through the sewers of Paris to escape his enemies. Be carried his wounded friend, ilarius, in hi arms. Here is the tray the eloquent Hugo describes in part the experience of Jean Valftan, after he lowered himself into the depth of Paris' sewers: "It was In the sewers of Paris that Jean VaUean found himself. Re felt the pavement of the sewer slipping away un der him. Hs entered Into the slims. - "It was water on the surface, mire at the bottom. He was very soon deep In the mire. "He could no longer turn back. He sank In deeper and deeper. The water came up to his armpits. "The density which was the support was also the obstacle. He sank still deeper, he threw his face back to escape the water and to be abl to breathe; he made a desperate effort and thrust his foot forward; his foot struck something solid, a support. "On coming out of the mire he struck against a stone and fell upon his knees. This seemed to him fitting and ha remained there for some time, his soul lost In unspoken prayer to God. E "We have traveled S.0OO miles, and everywhere the evidence Of friendship and expressions Of sor row ur eountry.a gufferlngs were whole-hearted that we feel the ties between Belgium and tn United States are forged of ateel and fol-,can never be broken. This was the declaration today of Ease Itching Skins with Cuticura It's wonderful how quickly a hot hath with Cuticura Soap followed by a gen tle anointing with Cuticura Ointment relieves itching, burning eczemas, rashes, pimple, irritations, etc The mission of Cuticura is not only to soothe and heal but to prevent lin troubles by keepinp the pores free from impuri ties and irritations. For sample ol each free by return mail, sddrrss post card,"Cuticur,Dpt.l8 G, Bciton." Sold everywhere. Soap 25c Oint ment 25 and 50c To Quickly Remove Ugly Hairs From Face (Beauty Notes) Beauty-destroying hairs are soon banished from the skin with the aid of a delatone paste, made by mixing some water with a little plain powder ed delatone. This is spread unon the hairy surface for 2 or 3 minutes, then rubbed orr ana ine sum wasnea to remove the remalnlnr delatone. This simple treatment banishes every trace of hair and leaves the skin without a blemish. Caution should be used to be certain that It is delatone you buy. Advt. BELGIAN MISSION DELIGHTED WITH the Sewer. "Can you picture to yourself such a death? It was terrible to Jean VaUean. Instead of open air, the broad day, a black arch, an Interior of a tomb al ready prepared, death In the mire under a cover, slow stif ling by the filth, a stone box In which asphyxia opens Its claw In the slime and takes you by the throat; you gnash your teeth and writhe, and struggle and agonise and your friends know nothing of It alL "Jean VaUean walked with desperation, almost with rapid ity, a hundred paces, without raising his bead, almost with out breathing, and suddenly struck against the walL He raised his eyes, and at the ex tremity of the passage, down there before him, far, very far away, he perceived a light. This time It was not the terri ble light. It was the good and white light. It was the light of day. "Jean VaUean saw the out let. He was free.' which returned to Washington yes terday after a trip through the West. "I have mads mora than sixty speeches, and nave only begun to tell the people or the gratitude my suffering countrymen feel toward all Americans, said Baron Voncheur. "The way In which you Americans are rallying to your flag," continued the baron," and, placing your great resources at the command of the allies la truly wonderful, and to me spells crushing defeat for the Kaiser In the near future. With a great nation like this and more especial ly with tha people of the nation-be- blnd us, I feel that the triumph of right and Justice can not be far off." PfoarMrito 4iK THEFATALRINGK A HOMANTIC SERIAL OF 10VE IrttRKUE AND DttlNj. 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A, retired, has applied for active duty In France and. his friends de clare, has received virtual assurance he will be placed in charge of the tremendous engineering projrt con nctcd with the occupation by Amer ican forces of a large part of the allied lino on the western front, says a Washington dispatch to the Kew Tork Sun. President Wilson Is said to bo strongly impressed with the feeling that a. man of Goethal's accomplish ments aa an engineer should not b overlooked In the face of the great need for engineering talent and ad ministrative genius in connection with tha work of American forces abroad. Aalhroada Won Out. One of the first demands made upon this country by the allies was that we furnish men and supplies for repair ing and rebuilding thousands of miles of railroad worn out by the tremen dous traffic In military "supplies be hind the lines on the western front. To this task must be added the com plete new aystem which the American force will need, the construction of new lines of communication aa tha positions of the armies, change and the co-ordination of all these lines Into one great schema of military rail ways. For this work tha United States al ready has sent over thousands of men. railroad engineers, foresters, and con struction engineers, but the units so far sent over and the work under taken represent. It Is said, only a small part of the contribution ex pected of this country In that line, nu Ability Proved. The task Involves preparation of lines of communication for the big drive tn which America is expected to have upward of a million men. General Goethals haa proved his ability to handle a Job of this kind. Ills Panama canal experience will have application to such a task. More over, much of the tried and proved personnel ot his PafTsma canal organi sation would still be available. NOTED SOCIAL WORKERS TO UPLIFT ARMY MORALS To plan better moral surroundings and provide athletics and re-reatlon for army training camps and naval stations, some of the country fore most'soclal workers met here today. Chairman Raymond B. Fosdlek. of the committee on training camp ac- ttvltles. creslded. with Walter Camp, Joseph Lee, of Boston: John J. Egan. of Atlanta: -Irs. Flnley J. Shepard. of v.wr VorkT Mrs. Helen Rlntr Robin- on. of Denver, and othera present. TO RAN U..ENGKERS MINTS, NEAR PANIC, OFFER WEAK RESISTANCE GENEVA, July 26V-Ginimn troops who fought their way across the Sereth riTer, under the eye of the Kaiser, are now approaching; tha Russian frontier, driving the Rus sians before them, according to re ports from Berlin and Vienna, today. The crossing was won near Tar nopol after hard fighting, for the Russians' rear guard put up strong resistance. "The Russian defense of Bucxacs are under heavy Are from Grrmini guns. In the lower range ot tha CarpaM thians the Rosso-Roumanian foreaa are attempting a eountar-otfesstra la an effort to offset tha prasaure ot & Austrc-German armies In OalVda. The losses Inflicted upon tha Sas slans is said (by Berlin advices to ba the heaviest ot tha whole war. Tha casualties among tha officers arnia es pecially severe. Dictator Kerensky and Oeoerat Kornllaf are taking th most draatls measures to restore discipline In tha army. Scores of execution occur dally In cases where th troops refuaa to obey their officers or retire la tha face of Austro-Gerxnan attack. In the Stanlslan sector th Rtuslana have fallen back about forty taOe from the most advanced point reach edfhy them on th Loonies; rtvsr. CmTfflANARMY M)SGM.K0RNLL0F Russian force on the Roumanlus and Smorgon-Krezo front are fight ing desperately to relieve the pres sure on General Kornllof In Gallela. according to cablegrams received at the Russian embassy today. General Schtervatchew, In commaad of the Russian southern army In tha Carpathians, ha, with assistance of the Roumanians, made a vicious as sault on Teuton positions, capturing several strong hills, nineteen machine guns, and many prisoners, It was an nounced. Siberian regiment along the Sraor- gon-Krezo front have moved against tha Carman violently, eaptsttng' fifty machine guns and 2.000 prisoners, ca bles say. Renewed Russian activity on these fronts ha foiled the Kaiser plan to envelope or turn the left flank of General Kornilofs army In Gallela, the cables add. Kornllof Is bearing the greatest pressure of the German advance, but la retreating slowly and In good order, preferring to loose ground rather than sacrifice his troop uselessly. Near Kornllof, aiigntly to the north. i General Tchermeslnow Is also with drawing to maintain an aven Russian front. The embassy today denied em phatically that the Russian war ma- chine has entirely collapsed. 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