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THE WASHINGTON TDIES. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1917.
BIG ITALIAN MAKE 0 W TO CAPITAL (Continued from First Page.) toaster General not curing to beard en of the grim-looking guard. Renortera and petty officials fumed with the army officers behind that line of khaki, but no one got through it, except the Italian ambassador and several members of his staff and the Italian officers who were on hand to witness the finish of the flight. By 11 o'clock, the crowd was be ginning to grow restless and It scat tered over the adjacent portions of the park to rest until some sign of the comlrur flyers appeared in the sky. Several false alarms, due to prowling buzzards high In the blue above, start ed the crowd In a mad race toward the polo field, but It was 11:15 o'clock before a single flyer was spotted by the crowd, off to the southeast, to- - ward the war College. Baldlatl Lands. This flyer swung gracefully to the north, over the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, -la he passed over the Monument he seemed Just exactly twice as high as the glistening shaft but he was evidently up at least L200 feet. Over the White House Ellipse, he suddenly veered to the west and then swung1 In a great half-circle toward the south again. This was Baldloll, the Italian, with Lieutenant Lane as a passenger. They located the great, white cross on the Polo Grounds and the thick, knotted masses of people. Then, with a thunder of engines that shook the leaves on the park trees and caused an uneasy drumming- In the ears of the waiting thousands, Baldloll swooped up the half-mile length of the field. He swept up and down and up again, while the crowd watched, too awed to cheer. As the plane swung down toward the earth for its land- lng, the passenger In the seat behind the pilot suddenly waved his hand to the crowd and broke the spell. The cheers that burst forth were almost deafening. At exactly 11:23 o'clock the wheels of Baldioll's plane touched the Polo Grounds, and a mechanician threw himself en one wing as It went by. This swung the plane In a half-circle alfd headed It back toward the grand stand. Fliers Congratulated, Here the pilot and Lieutenant Lane alighted, from the car, and received the congratulations of the American and Italian officers grouped about the machine. It was only about five minutes later when the Capronl ma chine, and its load of notables which was supposed to Include Secretary of the Interior Lane, was spotted about 8,000 reet above the river, pos sibly as far down as Alexandria. It dived through the end of a cloud and emerged again Into the sunlight. In front of It was another great cloud and into this went the plane too, only to emerge on the other side. Its motors audible to the crowd for the first time. At the great height of S.000 feet, it was Impossible to tell whether the plane was big or small, The crowd could see Its colors red, white and green on the under side of the body. but that was all. while It circled and .circled and circled, aearclng for tbe white cross on tbe ground that was half a block long, but almost In visible from that height Spirals T Lnwer Level. Slowly It began to spiral down and as it spiralled to the 2,000-foot mark. the crowd began to gain an idea of its site. It had three propellors. eaceh driven by a gigantic 175-hors- power engine of the latest type. From its under plane, floated the flags of America and Italy. And in a hood, to the fore, were seated what looked like a dozen men, all unrecog nizable In their fur coats and leather helmets. The roar of the big Capronl ma chine was deafening as It took Its dive toward the ground to land. It roared down the polo field and stop ped near the band stand,- and out be gan to climb a queer assortment of human beings, who fought for a mo ment with stiff, cramped muscles, and who thrashed their arms to restore circulation. But the crowd could not learn who was in the new arrival. Somehow or other, the line of regulars hadn't proved as grim and flinty as tladver tlsed Itself, and here and there a civ ilian had leaked through, while the line of guards, backed up by their or ders, kept out those who really should have been on the ground as a matter of business and professional Interest. Sine Men. On Plane. Later on. a canvass of the pss senger list revealed that the Ca pronl had brought from Norfolk. In approximately two hours, a group of nine men. There were the two pilots, Resnatl and Tappi, of the Italian air service; II. F. Kubel, a mapmakek; Br. S. S. Stratton, of the Bureau of Standards; Dr. W. L. Dur land, chairman of tbe advisory com mittee for aeronautics; W. B. Stout, mapmaker, now with the council or national defense ;a signal corps photographer, and two mechanicians. They received the congratulations of all present and the maneuvers over the field were then ready to begin. Who wants brand and buttenwheix a. feller can. have TOASTIES sys post r&m r w Ro66v )JZt k fMAOEOFt f,7 jnlll l& WHEN THEIR I'M AGAINST THIS IDIOTIC WAR.' AMERICA OUGHT To KEEP OUT HENRY SAYS HES FEELING . Z-- - - ' F1NC AND ALU THE BOYS em. J. "" - are EcEft - -r'. r- 'ZfiZ. Xk TO TAnTACRACK-ATyX Jg , M lyT1 T ' "'l aE&UAH AMERICANS. Mmiwjm'mmmm i W wiMfcj -sj : - Mmmm xa u.r MM.jrj j yh.maa&m f a ..sllHIna Wom croimmxjmpt ( HHvfuipx .ElSfl v XJ& SR. EUROPEAN WAR NEWS SUMMARY While tbe fighting east of Ypres has abated to the stage of isolated engagements, there were indications today that Field Marshal Ualg is preparing to renew his big driTe immediately. The German war office is plainly anticipating such an eventuality. Its official report on the situation is conspicuous for such significant phrases as "re enforcements of the enemy," the "concentration of fighting means employed by the enemy," and "so far the English hare not resumed the battle." The British have thoroughly organized their newly won positions during the last thirty-six hours and have found time, while bringing up their big guns, to straighten out a few bothersome salients In their advanced trench lines. The most important of these local gains waa to the south of Tower Hamlets which is the northeast of Lange raarck where they overran "a collection of German trenches and concreted strong points." Reports of the stupendous preparations which General Haig made for his new offensive are borne out by the German official communi cation. Armored cars, flame-throwers, and mine-throwers "of all calibers" were employed on a big scale in addition to "airplane cavalry" and the inevitable tanks. Berlin says that the drumfire was "most in tense." The same authority insists that no fewer than nine British divisions 1S0.600 men participated in the infantry assault. More than three thousand prisoners were taken, and all "immediate objec tives" were attained in the initial thrust. Except for a stubborn but unsuccessful German attack on French positions on Mont Haut in the Champagne, conditions on the other fronts have been comparatively calm for the last two days. Can nonading continues with spirited vigor on both banks of the Meuse, and airplanes fighting is mentioned in practically every report. The Russian statement mentions "several aerial engagements" on the southwestern and Roumanian fronts but says there was nothing to announce regarding the general situation. The Austrians and Italians are contenting themselves with raids for the most part of a minor nature into each other's trenches in the Carso region. In one of these the Italians succeeded in overrunning and passim; beyond the Austrian advanced positions at Cima Sief in the upper Cordevole valley, but were thrown back In short order. In the meantime, though. Signal Corps officers were conferring with the Italian officers concerning the fate of a small biplane driven by Lieutenant Ballerlnl with Lieutenant Abetti as a passenger. Every one's mouth was tight shut except to officials, on this matter, but It became known very soon that the plane bad sailed over the Polo field, been unable to locate a suitable land. Ing spot and had landed down the river In a field. Spectators then recalled that when Balloli had first appeared, a second plane viae seen also, of about the same size, which turned south again and disappeared. This plane was believed at first to have been the Capronl, which had later returned and alighted, but the plane which disappeared was llallerlnl. who Mas unable to locate the landing place. Seek Missing Aero. Signal Corps officers Immediately set out to locate tbe missing plane, Washington. As soon as Galdioli alighted with Lieutenant Lane, Secretary of the In terlor and Mrs. Lane were among the first to greet them. Lane, a clean- cut, unemotional young man, with a flashing, efficient msnner, greeted his mother quite formally: l!ow do you dot" he asld. Mrs. Lane ssked him about the trip and he assured his mother he was all right, except that the heat "down here," was awfuL Up where Lane bad been, the fur coats and helmets had kept off pneumonia. Secretary Lane put his arm around his son's shoulder and merely said: "Bully"' The Italian officers who had gath ered to witness the flying were as en thusiastic as boys over Baldioll's tali splnnlng. They were also anxiously Inquiring for a fourth plane which was reported as having left Longley Field, at Norfolk, but which had not arrived up to 1 o'clock this afternoon. The personnel of the party was not SON IS IN THE ARMY tOopTtlrht: 1817: Sr John T. JIcCutcheoa.1 GERMAN-AMERICANS. AMERICANS' made up lute this afternon for the trip back this evening, army officers raid, but It was expected that Gen. George O. Sauler. chief of tbe Slenal Corps of the army, and Secretary wne, might make me night. ALEXANDRIA. Va., Sept. 22. Fly ing less than 2,000 feet above the city, the fleet of airplanes passed over Alexandria shortly after It o'clock today, and the entire city turned out to view them. The first machine hove in sight at 11:05 o'clock. The others followed at short intervals. From Alexandria, the flights above the Capitol and the Washington Mon ument In Washington could easily be seen, as could the loop-the-Ioops. MESSENGER BOY WINS OFFICE MANAGERSHIP A boy of seventeen Is in charge of a Washington telegraph office today as the result of hard and constant study. , , , Henry M. Goundle, of COD I street northwest, son of F. 11. Goundle of the District Water Department, Is the, lucky youth. Henry was born In Washington on June 27, 1900, and was educated at Abbot School. In 1816 he entered the employment of the Western Union Telegraph Company as a messenger but, determined not to remain in such a position, he applied all his spare time to the study of telegrsphy. After tsklng a course at a nlrht school he was graduated in 1916. He was assigned to the Union Station by the Western Union, but In less than a year he was promoted to the bead of the Wisconsin avenue office. """ " i wish this frzT Dn'V T&k f COUNTRY HAD '0 I ( fl tr ; TA J Li KEPT OUT OF r - m IPT f im - OF THE U. S. A. m MUTW MJys a ' - i (Continued from Jlrst Fags.) ths assault despite a tremendous rain of ah tils and machine gun fire. "East of St. Julian." Haig reported, "a powerful and massed enemy coun ter attack at dusk yastraday pene trated at one point for a short dis tance new posttlonw oocupled. A local counter attack drove the enemy out." At all other points the Germans Cld not succsed In two hours of flare fighting, the line remaining Intact. In th early night, after failure around the tower hamlets, the enemr stacked with strong forces along the Tprea-Menln road. Heavy figur ing ensued, ending In complete re pulse. "East of Langemarck a third boa tile attack waa crushed in our artil lery Are. "The net results of the British drive to date as officials summed them up todsy were about eight square miles of territory reclaimed. 3.000 prisoners taken, unusually heavy casualties Inflicted on the enemy, and an Impressive demonstra tion of artillery superiority which may be expected to have its effect on the German morale. General Haig bad advertised his In tention of attaining through a week's artillery preparation. The Germans responded by concen trating carefully selected "storm troops" to bear the brunt of counter attacks by which they hoped to re trieve Initial British gains. Many of these picked units held behind the front lines were caught In tne tre mendous British barrage Are and decimated. The remainder were those whose assaults were beaten back last night by the British. BRITISH MAKE LAND, SEA, AND AIR RAIDS ON FOE ALONG BELGIAN COAST LONDON". Sept 22 England Is making her supreme effort to drive tbe Germans from the Belgian coast. From the land, the sea, and the air the German positions are being deluged with smashing blows. While tbe British army was taking a breathing spell today, following the gigantic thrust of Thursday, tbe British patrol fleet Joined In the bat tle and violently bombarded German naval works at Ostend. In the meanwhile great armades of airplanes hovered over the German lines, dropping tons of explosives upon them. Crown Prince Rupprecht, of Ba varia, the German commander on the northern front, Is launching sledge hammer counter attacks, but without success. In Isolated points, where the newly-won positions of the British, northeast of Ypres, were penetrated, the British rallied and quickly drove the Germans back to the crumbling lines. Where the Infantry troops are not engaged on the west Flanders fiont the big guns are roaring. The Germans are fighting stub bornly to retain their grip on the Belgian coast, but their front at many places Is wavering under the British thrusts. Ostend snd Zeebrugge are the two chief submarine bases of the Ger mans on tbe Belgian coast. HAIGHOLDSGAINS DESPITE GERMAN- COUNTER-ATTACKS I MEANS IN CROWD AT CONCORD WHEN ! INQUISITORS COME (Continued from First Page.) the St. Cloud Hotel, where rooms had bean reserved. Asked how long the new Inquest, which will begin on Monday at 10 o'clock, would be likely to last. So licitor Clement stated that tbe entire presentation of his end of the Inquiry would almost surely be concluded on the first day. "Of course." he added, "I do not know what Mr. Dooling has for us, but from what he tells me I think our side will conclude on Monday." The conference, which lasted for upyrarda of three hours, was held be hind closed doors and word was sent out that an Important dovetailing of the faota gathered by Solicitor Clem ent -and Attorney McDuffte in North Carolina, with those gleaned by Mr. Dooling and his aids In New Tork waa under way. Mesas Drives la Streets. Meanwhile Gaston Means appeared at Intervals along the main street. in front of, the hotel. In the machine which carried Mrs. King. Afton Means, Captain Bingham and Ernest Eury (the colored chauffeur) to Blackwell spring the night of the tragedy. Means appeared to be af- fjtitln linrnnptrn. but seldom Per mitted his ever present smile to desert him. Following the conference with the Southern Investigators the Dooling party has arranged to pay a visit to the spring, which Is located about three and a quarter miles out of town. Dasamy Figure Arrives. Three trunks of evidence and a dummy human Crura arrived with th Nw Tork contingent. Dr. Schulxe, coroner's post-mortem expert, with the dummy, expects to establish that suicide Is an untenable conclu sion in vew of th location ana -ai-rectlon" of th bullet wound. Adjournment of the entire gather ing to the actual scene of the tragedy beyond the town with mimic re-enactment of th shooting as various parties believe It to have occurred was also likely. MEANS PAPER SHOWS LONG LIST OF NAMES OF PERSONS OF WEALTH NEW TORK, Sept. 22. One of the curious things that have come to light among the papers recovered from the apartment of Gaston B. Means, advisor of Mrs, Maude A. King, waa a list, partly In typewrit ing and partly In long-hand, con taining Information about wealthy persona who were dead. There were nineteen names on tbe list, and after each was a notation, such aa "wealthy" or "very wealthy." Mr. Pooling said the list might In dicate that the persons who it Is be lieved got most of the fortune of Mrs. King might have been consider ering the finding of other victims, though, of course, there waa no proof of this. Among the curious letters which have bten found was one which It was thought might have some bear ing on the "second will" of Mrs. King, the authenticity of which la questioned, read as follows: "I suggest -that you look at the watermark on any paper of Import ance you have." Mr. Dooling said he had finally ob tained th typewriter on which this will was written. Apparently It was bought in Concord and shipped to New Tork. As the will was dated 1903 Mr. Dooling wants to learn th data of typewriter manufacture and of Its purchase, as it may thus be determined whether the document waa forged. OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS BRITISH LONDON, Sept. 22 Field Marshal Halg'a report today says: East of St. Julien a wide, power ful, and massed enemy counter attack at dusk yesterday pene trated at one point for a short distance new positions we occu pied. A local counter attack drove the enemy out. At all other points the Germans did not succeed in two hours' fierce fighting, the line remaining Intact. In the early night, after failure around the Tower Hamlets, the enemy attacked with a strong force along the Ypres Menln road. Heavy fighting ensued, ending In a complete repulse. East of Langemarck a third hostile attack was crushed In our artillery fire. LONDON, Sept. 22. The admiralty today made the following statement: "Naval works at Ostend were this morning bombarded by ships of our Belgian coast patrol with satisfactory results. "Three seaplanes attempting to assist the enemy by observation were shot down by our air patrol." ARGENTINA READY TO BREAK WITH GERMANY BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 22. Argen tina should know whether It Is to be peace or a break with Germany with in twenty-four hours. The chamber of deputies was scheduled to meet this afternoon for a final decision on the resolution of the senate to break off diplomatic relations with Germany and It was generally be lleved that a rupture Is Imminent. Foreign Minister Pucyrredon had given notice that the government Is In receipt of new Information rela tive to the uneutral actions of Count Luxburg. the Germsn envoy to Argen tina, and stated that he would take part In the debate of tbe deputies. LANSINGCLEARS CONGRESSMEN OF PLOT COMPLICITY By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Continued from First Psge.) aglned what an Impression the replies of Germany and Austria accepting the Pope's peace proposal made upon the Washington .Government tod.y. The Secretary of State made no for mal comment, but let It be known that the German and Austrian com' munlcatlons did not altar th situa tion in any way. Until a responsible government arises In Germany there can b no peace negotiations. In fact, what ordinarily might have been the subject of widespread atten tionthe acceptance by Germany of a peace proposal couched In language much more liberal than anything heretofore uttered by th Berlin gov ernment hardly created a ripple of Interest In th Capital of th United States. Beth An Interested. Both tbe President and Secretary Lansing were vitally Interested in the effect of tbe revelation of the Berns torft telegram and membera of Con gress were astir over the effort made by the German embassy to Influence the views of the Senate and House In the Interest of Germany. Secretary Lansing talked with Congressman Flood, chairman of the House Committee on For Affairs for a short time at the Stat Department today and as sured him that there was no Intention to accuse members of Congress of wrongdoing. Mr. Lansing made It clear that th question of an Investi gation waa entirely one for Congress to settle. Upon being asked by th corre spondents If an Inquiry would serve a good purpose that Is, whether all the Information on th subject that could now be gotten war not already In possession of th executive branch of the Government here Mr. Lansing suggested that there might be other ramifications In th nature of a lobby which conceivably It might be Inter ested to Investigate. Refuses T Be Embarrassed. So far as th Stat Department la concerned, In any event. It will not be embarrassed by anything that Con gress might do. This waa th de partment's outspoken comment- From many viewpoints, of course, an investigation will not be helpful because already certain member of Congress with grievances against other members are beginning to talk about those colleagues, who have looked "mighty prosperous of late." Innuendoes of this kind and mud sltnglng not only to Injur personal opponents but political enemies are coming to the surface as always hap pens when an Inquiry of this sort Is proposed. A repetition of th muck raking In th Mulhall lobby Investlga. tlon and the "leak" farce Is a pos sible outcome of such an Inquiry as Is being proposed. Real Faeiaurta Want Iaaalry. On th other hand, th peace or ganizations which have not been guilty of any complicity with the Germans are anxious to have the In quiry because when they are one ex onerated by a Congressional commit tee they will be able to continue their efforts without th embarrassment of a constant outcry of pro-Germanism. There are political possibilities galore . In a Congressional Inquiry. Persons who have an eye on tne con tests In tbe primaries next year will not hesitate to try to prove that the Senators and Representatives of pac ifist leanings have been In close touch with German organizations or spurious peace societies. Several In stances of this sort of thing were to be noted In th cloakroom of Con gress todayi But the Department of State and of course- It acted with the full sane- t'on of President Wilson did not In tend to have tbe searchlight turned on Congrass. but to expose German methoda. Mr. Lansing was empbatlo In his statement, for Instance, as to the method by which Ambassador Btrnatorff boptd to Influence Con gress: What tbe executive branch of th Government Is trying to do by Its series of exposures, which is by no means ended. Is to show the entire woild Just what President Wilson meant by his phrase making "the world safe for democracy," and Just why the word of the present govern ment of Germany Is worthless la the eyes of all civilised governments. LADY ON CAPITOL DOME IS SCRUBBED The Statue of Liberty on the Capl tol dome Is being given her annual bath today by a crew of busy "masseurs." Perched upon spider-like scaffold lng built around the dlxzy helghta of tbe Lady of Liberty, these men are administering a careful scrub bing with brushes, castlle soap, and water. The use of nothing but water and castlle aoap Is the result of the car which la exercised In preserving the statue, which Is made of bronze. After being thoroughly scrubbed, th statu will be "rinsed" In clear water anm the bath will be complete. At the same time the dome Is being given a new coat of paint by another crew of workmen. The painting, which is only done once every three or four years, will require longer than the scrubbing of tbe statue above, however. GERMAN TROOPS RENEW DRIVE IN RIGA REGION PETROGItAD, Sept. 22 Teutonic troops have again started an offen sive in the Riga region before which Russian troops have been forced back, today's official statement de clared. , STUDENT AVIATOR KILLED. MOUNT CLEMONS, Mich., Sept 22 Wilbur D. Mong, of Tltuavllle. Ta., a student at Selfrldge aviation field. was Instantly killed today, and his Curtlss flying machine was burled in th earth when he fell 1.0 90 feet dur ing a trial flight. Pope Refuses To Favor Catholic Peace Congress ROME, Sept. 22-MThe holy father neither inspired, advises, or officially supports an Interna tional congress of Catholics for peace," declared a formal state ment issued today by the papal secretary of state. "His holiness counsels and ad monishes all peoples to show true patriotism as a duty and a virtue." TEUTON REPWO POPE WILL NOT HALT U. S. PLANS Germany's andAustria's acceptance of th Pope's peace proffer failed to swerve th United States Government today In its announced determination to make no peac whll Kalaerlsm lasts. The State Department officially de clared that the war preparations will go on; that the struggl Itself will continue despite the Teuton replies. It waa nointed out that th Hoben- xollerns always talk peac with their mouths while thIr hearts plot mur der and intrigue. 8!aah rtsi' Feinted Out. Th Barnstorff, 130,000 fund to In fluence Congress was held up as a striking axampl of what German peace talk amounts to. Bernatorff was talking peac but It waa a peac that would tie America's hands and keep on more enemy off Germany. As International experts viewed the replies, th following effects are likely: Th German government will again go before Its people with the plea that It accepted th peace offer, while the other nations scorned it. ergo the War, from th Teuton standpoint, is on of "defense" .whll Its enemies seek to crush Germany. This, for a time, will again solidify th German peopl behind their gov ernment, probably. Se Aid Tir FaeUsts. Second The Teuton aceeptanc will tend to r-nforca the pacifists and quitters among other nations in their dsmanda for ceasatlon of hostilities. The effect In Russia may be unwhole some, and, whll it will give Ameri can qulttera more ammunition. It will net alter the general' determination to fight It out until democracy is safe. Third Th replies will Indicate to th real warring elements that their victory Is really nearer than tbey bad supposed, for these answers sbow that Germany really la desperately wantinr peace befor her losses and shortages become mors overwhelm ing. Nothing in the replies gives diplo mats here reason to believe that th Pop should Chang his mind about making further propositions. Th United State has stated unmistak ably that there must be a change of spokesmen for Germany, but the Teu ton not falls to glv any new peace basis by conceding any such yield ing. c Meantime, the ring about Germany grows stronger. Authorities here foresee tbe possibility that Argentina will add troops on the west front, and with America sending fresh, virile troops abroad In the next few months, the chances o sweeping out Kaiser Ism with its Bernstorff-Luxburg-Zlm-merroann Eckhardt shamelessness appears brighter All th time. By IIE.TRT WOOD (Unites Press StatT Carrespnndeat.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD, Sept. 22. Oermany haa lost at least 142.SOO men In Just three great military operations by the French in a single year, according to statistics made available today. These figures ahowed: In Flanders between Mercken snd Hollebeke during the six weeks fol lowing July 18. the German engaged thirty-five divisions (S25.000 men) and withdrew twenty-sven (405,000 mn) on acount of losses. Tb cus tom of the German general staff la to withdraw a division when Its losses are from 2.000 to 3.000 men. figuring the losses of the twenty-seven di visions withdraw at 2,300 each, the total German casualties for this cam paign would be 6T.B00. In tbe same period along the Sorome a year ago the Germans engaged thlrtv-four divisions (310.000 msn) and withdrew twenty-two (3TAO0O men). Total losses probably 33.000. . During and alnee the French attack on Verdun (August 20) the Germans there engaged sixteen divisions (240, 000 men) and withdrew eight (120.000 men). Total losses probably 20.CO0. SWEDE EMBASSY CAN'T SEND CIPHER TO AMERICA COPENHAGEN. Sept. 22. The Frankfurter Zeltung says that the Swedish embassy, which haa taken over the affairs of the American em bassy at Constantinople, has been or dered to cease tbe transmission of cipher messages for America. JOINS WAR INDUSTRIES BOARD. Joseph F Ouffey. of Pittsburgh, president of the Natural Gas Asso ciation of America and prominent In the petroleum Industry of Pennsyl vania, has become associated witli the war Industries board. It waa of flclally announced today. Guffey will assist Bernard Baruch In oil purehas Ing. 142.500GE1AN SOLDIERS LOST IN 3 FRENCH DRIVES FEAR NIGHT SCHOOLS'END UNLESS FUND IS RECEIVED By BILL PRICE. Business men and. Government of ficials were both today very deeply concerned, with tb school authori ties of th District, in th situation which threatens a closing down of many of the night schools at a time when they were never so badly Heeded. Isaac Can calls attention to tb necessity for every posslbl fore snd Influence In th District to aid th school authorities In their efforts ts have Congress bestow relief In one of the appropriation bills yet unact ed upon in the Senate. V. S. "Absorbs" Beys. tit Is now almost Impossible to secure boys In business In the Dis trict," said Mr. Cans. "Th Govern ment has absorbed the brightest beys In business houses, but we are told by many active young fellows that If they had assurances of opportunity to enter the night: schools and gst a real chance there they would be willing to give up (heir day educa tion to help in the emergency which eonfronta both the Government and the buslneaa of the country." Superintendent Thurston, of th public schools, today told The Times that the war emergency exists aa vitally regarding proper night schools as In any other direction, and be waa sure that government officials throughout Washington would will ingly give all possible help If tbey knew exactly how to do It. Deasand For Klght Schools. There haa never been such a great need or demand for night schools as now," said Mr. Thurston, "and yet we are confronted with The probability that our night schools will be seri ously crippled because of a ruling of the Comptroller of the Treasury. "Thousands of young men and wom en have come to Washington to take positions with ths Government, and many of them are making Inquiries as to facilities In th night schools. 'Honored of Washington boys' who were preparing to continue their studies In ths regular high schools have gone Into tbe Government serv ice to do their part, and wish a chance to enter th night schools In th hop of keeping up with their elasaes and be able to agan enter the day high schools without loss of po sition. "High school boysa'ot' with the Government stand rendjrto accept employment with business house during tbe 'war period If given tb chance to sro forward with their studlea at night." Apprpriatlens Inadeepsate. Even before ths emergency now confronting the schools, th appro priations for night schools In Wash Ington were Inadequate, furnishing barely sufficient money to operate the schools for about seventy school nights each year, beglnojng In Octo ber and ending In April. Then came along the decision of the Comptroller that teachera In night schools and In the vacation schools during the summer could not draw two salaries If the combined salaries aggregated over 12.000. The school authorities have heretofore been able to get the most efficient teachers in the night schools for the small pay of 12 per night. The total pay of these men and women, most of them high school teachers, did not' really total over 12,000. For instance, teachera war found for tb night schools whose pay for day,work ranged from J 1.200 to J1.S00 per annum. In the case of an Instructor with an annual salary of il.SOO, his night work for seventy nights each year would boost his total pay from the Government to only 1.940. but the Comptroller held that the extra salary must be considered on a yearly basis, which would be 1720, or $2,320. exceeding th limit allowed by law Amendment Sought. What the school authorities are now trying to obtain from Congress Is some amendment to an appropria tion bill that will exempt teachera from the technical ruling of tbe Con troller and enable the employment of competent men and women to operate the night high and graded schools. "An exsmple of the absolute need for experienced and able teachers." said Mr. Thurston today, "is the Mc Klnley Training School, largely at tended by night pupils. The machin ery In this school Is worth 1230,000, and we can not afford to put Instruc tors there who have not the necessary experience and ability A teacher who now draws over J1.2S0 yearly can not be employed", under the Con troller's ruling, which will affect forty or fifty of the best teachers In the night schools Without prompt relief from Congress It Is Impossible to say how we are going to conduct the night high schools." There were In the last school year two night schools for white pupils and two for colored: four night grad ed schools for white and six for col ored: eight cooking, sewing, and mil linery school for white pupils and five for colored. Don't Neglect your stomach. Keep it strong and well. When food disa grees with it, strengthen it with BEEIHAMS PILLS UrMt 3aU W Any M-dicixw fatk. WrVL UU rruTwkr. la Uxtt, 10b25 I