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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SUNDAY. NOVEMBER IS.' 1917.
Sixth Field Artillery Now at Fort Myer Gets, Full Equipment for Trenches HEW HELMET MIES BOYS APPEAR VERY BELLIGERENT Tha National Capital has had Its Brit glimpse of the new steal flght- tnsT helmet that Uncle Sam'a soldiers are wearing- In the trenches "over there." The Sixth Field .Artillery, at Fort hirer, most of whom hope soon to be "xrver there," have Just been equip ped with the new model of steel hel met -and the rest of the complete out fit adopted by the United States for trench flthtlnsr. They are the first unit to be so equipped. The soldiers declare that the hel mets represent the best In flghtlng-heada-ear, being designed to combine maximum protection with comfort and convenience. The helmets are described by ex perts as a "cross" between those worn by British fighters and the rather ornate French headpiece. The United States helmet Is consid ered a big Improvement over the German article. The German fighters wear a very heavy helmet which Is proof against shrapnel splinters and bullets In a large percentage of hits. The French wear a much more artistic steel hat, but It Is considered too light and fra gile by the British and United States experts. The helmet worn by the Sixth Field Artillery Is much more "shallow" than the German headpiece, and lends a true "fighting face" to the wearer. A. viator at Fort Myer, suddenly coming upon a detachment of men quipped with the paraphernalia sjolng over a trench top with shouts and bayonets, easily might imagine that he had stepped Into the battle tone. "They are a little heavy at first but you soon ret used lo them," say the boys, "and they'll feel mighty good with bullets flying around." LIEUT. C. E. PARKS, Wearing tha new steel helmet It looks very natty, but they're far from being lightweights, and the boys don't wear them any longer than necessary. BUSINESS BRIEFS Set Forth as the Thought Strikes Ua. By E. G. Rogers, Business Manager of The TIMES. Shop Early REBELLION IN ALL ECUADOR 14RAIDERSKILLED BUENOS AIRES. Nov. 18 A seri ous revolution, with rebels looting and badly damaging towns. Is under way la Ecuador, according to frag tuntary advices reaching here. In a rebel attack at Babaheyo. thirty five miles from Guayaklll, the rebel loss In killed was fourteen. The Inhabitants of Quito, capital of the nation, are said to be supporting the rebel factlpn. which has destroyed parts of railways. Railroad traffic has been complete ly stopped by the revolution. 'WAR DADDY' CRUSADERS GO OVER TOP TOMORROW All plana bad been completed today to send campaigners In the "war daddy" crusade over the top early tn. morrow In the final drive tn oumplste this city's quota of 180.000. which Is tn provide wholesome recreation and entertainment for Io.ihk) r Uneie Ham's fighters. you buy a Christmas present. Buy it now! If it bi for prfnee or peasant, Buy it now! Buy it early in November, Or at east before December; You'll be glad if you remember Buy it now! While the oountere etreteh before you Buy it now I ' , , While there are no crowds to bore you, . Buy it now! Buy before the air it ttuffy, Buy before tha girls are huffy. Buy while things are fresh and fluffy'- ' Buy it now! t . Tarry not until tomorrow, ' ' Buy it now! ' Even though you have to borrow, Buy it now! - See that shop-girls don't have reason To abhor the Christmas season; Put a conscience, if you please, on Buy it now! CONSUMERS' LEAGUE. A very good appeal Is contained In this little poem from the Consumers' League an all sufficient appeal to the con siderate In years gone by. But time changes, ard this year the country is in a great war that is already taxing its re sources in order to maintain maximum efficiency, on the firing line and at home at one and the same time. Sufficient store help to meet ordinary demands is difficult to secure. Mails are .frequently late. Every day that you de lay making those purchases that you have decided to make and mail, you decrease your percentage of helpfulness to avoid Christmas time congestion in a year when your consideration means more than an exchange courtesy with Washington's courteous corps of store clerks means first hand assistance to Postmaster Chance, our postmaster, in his very necessary man rariy campaign. The Sixth Held Artillery charirfng over a "German' breastworks at Fort Myer. Note the barrage entanglements of tree branches. The footing isnt very good, but the boys get ithere, Just the same. T OM GRANT'S PLEA STARTS SUGAR ON WAY TO CAPITAL AUGUSTE RODIN, NOTED SCULPTOR, 'DIES IN FRANCE PARIS, Nov. IS. Augusts Rodin, France's greet sculptor. Is dead here. Congestion of the lungs caused bis death. . Herbert C. Hoover, national food administrator, has been consigned a shipment of sugar direct from the Ashland plantation. In Terrebonne parish. La, according to Thomas Grant, secretary of the Washington W rf Pnmmar(a XT f UnAVAP Is to use the sugar at his own dlscre. j known throughout the world, tlon to relieve the existing famine It was only after years of cere. . I struggle thst M. Rodin was Secretary Grant last Thursday finally hailed by his admirers as "the w n th Whfnrfnn hesdouar- Michael Anrelo of the wodern worM" ters of the Louisiana Industry in the He was a worker In mass, producing I Augusts Rodin was born In Farls tn into, and his peculiar style did not gain recognition until 1880. His Im pressionistic and Inspirational works TTCTTOSSEST hooe of having a supply sent here dl rect from the plantations, which are now working up the new crop, in bis letter, Mr. Grant said: "Several of our people have ap pealed to me. Insisting that I make an attempt to secure sugar for them. It occurred to me that your Louisi ana cane sugar producers might ne able and willing to do something to .11... .Y.& hnA Via m vn his subjects In detail only so far would bring out his dominating con ception. His work thus had a far lets finished form than the conventions! school of his day. Being thus ahead of his time. It was only by degreesMhat he forced recognition. Studied Under Ilarye, Ha was first heard of in 18S4. when. after a short time spent In studying un though I understand the supply for der Barye. he sent his mask, "The Man this section has come ordinarily from refineries located in the East. "If your producers can relieve the shortage, they will be helping the good people of tbia city. "Won't you get in touch with your New Orleans headquarters and see what. If anything, can be done." Mr. Christian, the Washington rep resentative of the Louisiana Industry, at once communicated Secretary Grant's request by telegraph, and in response a supply of both plsntatlon granulated and yellow clarified sugar has been stsrted for the Capital. fTr ? N nrSSBBBBBBS I SBBBBBBgBsWTS-Cr1 '-oJ-Sj' N M Dress Up for Thanksgiving Day buy your new clones here. pay as you wear. si. oo 1 PER WEEK YOU can be Jnrt as proud as other folks who wear new clothes on Thanksgiving even if you haven't their ready cash. Come to Washington's finest credit store select a stylish garment from our big stock and pay for it as .you wear it. A sensible way to keep well clothed. Your Credit Is Good That's Understood Women's Stylish Pall Salts, Coats, Dresses, Milli nery, etc. Men's Snappy Suits, Overcoats, Hits, Furnishings, etc. Children's Wearables of Every Description. Shoes for All the Family H. ABRAMSON 7th and L Streets N. W. THE ONLY CREDIT HOUSE AT CASH PRICES NT IN SENT TO CAMPAIGNERS FOR FOOD PLEDGES Leaders and volunteers of the food pledge csmpalgn for the District to day are carefully reading Instruc tions sent out by Clarence R. Wil son, food administrator for the Dis trict. In his Instructions to leaders Mr. Wilson asks them to see that the lists of houses, pledge cards, window cards, and 1 ome cards are deposited In suf ficient number at public school cen ters, and also Instructs the mto be at the school centers at 8 o'clock Tues day morning In readiness to distribute cards to volunteer workers. Each volunteer will be provided with as many pledge, window, and home cards she can conveniently carry, and the Boy Scouts detailed at the school center will aid the volunteers. Mr. Wilson suggests that each loader call together volunteers asalgred to the public school In his district at a meeting to be held Tuesday at 4 o'clock to compare notes, receive suggestions, and more closely organ ize for the next day's campaign. To morrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock a meeting of all volunteer workers will be held In the auditorium of Woodward & Lothrop's store. Elev enth and F streets northwest, at which buttons will be distributed and organization perfected LEAGUE AIDS RED CROSS. Co-operation by the League to En force Peace with the Red Cross In Its campaign for 10,000.000 members la today assured. A letter from the na tional headquarters In New York urg ing aM to the Red Cross In Its mem bershlp drive was received today by William C Dennis, secretary of the local branch of the league. The value I of the League to Enforce Peace was proved In the Liberty loan campaign, when 1,000 of Its members In all parts of the country made public' ap peals for the sale of the bonds in answer to Secretary McAdoo's call. UNDERTAKERS J. WILLIAM LEE, CXCERTAKZR AND UVCIT, BtFl. sys. N. TV. T.l.phn. M W WAHHIVnTOS. D FLORAL DESIGNS FUNERAL DESIGNS Of Xveiy ncrlplUn Modsrata nine alTOE, XSl 1 T. JC W. With the Broken Xosa" to the salon. Although this Interesting head contained the germ of all that was great in his later work. It was refused Ills poverty obliged him to spend the next six years In the drudgery of an artist's assistant, doing all the tedious, mechanical, profit less labor of an artisan. Ills second attempt to gain recog ntlon at the Paris salon was humiliat ing He submitted, in 1S77. "The Age of Bronze," only to have it rejected end to hare himself accused of cast ing It from life lnstesd or creating an original work. M Rodin Indignant ly protested, but the Parisian critics only hesped further abuse upon hlrn. It was not until 1SS0. after the ex hibition of St John the Baptist, that the tide began to turn In his favor. Struck with the genius displayed In this work, the sculptor Boucher com missioned M. Rodin to execite a group of children for him. and, anx ious to find out how he obtained his results, wstched him at work. Rodin composed the group In a few hours, and -as soon as It waa completed Boucher rushed oft" to spread the news among his friend, declaring that the man who could do what he had seen Rodin do could certainly also have created The Age of Bronze." The work was purchased by the state, and Is now In the museum of the Luxen Bourg. Great Deeoratlre Composition, For years Rodin devoted himself to a great decorative composition about twenty feet hlch, "The Portal of Hell," for the Museum of IJecoratlve Arts. This work Has Inspired mainly by Dante's Inferno, the poet himself being seated at the top, nhlle at his feet Is the writhing crowd of the damned, torn by the frenzy of pas sion and anguish of despair. The figure of "The Thinker." one of Rodin's best known works In America, has been exhibited In cast for several years at the Metropolitan Muteum of Fine Arts In New York and at various other places. A bronze bust of "La France." by Rodin, was presented to the United States by the people of France dur ing the tercentenary celebration of the dleeovery of Lake Champlaln. and has since been mounted on a monu ment to Champlaln at Crown Point. N. Y When M. Kodin was reported ser nualy III, on January 20 of this year, it wm reveslfc" liter that he had been married to Mile Hose Beurre The rculptor's wl'e heccme 111 soon after. tvard, and rh. died on February 10. 1 1 NO FOREIGN LEGIONS TO BE FORMED IN U. S. The War Department will not ap pro organization of "forelim le gions m mis country. Secretary of War JtsKer naa announced In res pone to many Inquiries from cltl- zns ' iiRn oirtn wuo wished I to organize regiments. Arcepinn.B ui mr t'Ollsn legion formed by Paderewskl brought of fers of other similar units. -The War Department approved the polish legion." said Baker, "because Poland Is fighting to regain Inde pendence. Our approval Is In a way our approval of her national aspira tions." The Tollsh legion probably will fight under the American nag. stable Not ember Ueddlnam. rjude furnishes the choicest flowers and most artistic decorations. 121 IV Advt. rjjj'.. mhui -'" g w..i.Mi'jfi s BSaSaSalaW V iMflBSafHvS bY BlalW ?1 wBm PS JmKts VbHLU IWs la a member of the Sixth Field Artillery at target practice with the new army pistol, with an imitation trench before him to aid in the delusion of hunting the foe. SIMS REPORTS 17 MORE DEATHS AS ROCHESTER SANK boJirSW2W9SVftSmZi-ii- AUGUSTE RODIN. Seventeen additional deaths on the torpedoed American steamer Roches ter have been reported by Admiral Sims. The killing of two crew mem bers by the explosion waa previously reported. Ernest H. Oregg, of the naval guard, perished in an open lifeboat along with three members of the ship's crew before they could make shore. One crew member waa lost at sea. Twelve persons In the second offi cer's boat are missing, and undoubt edly lost, including five gunners. The Rochester was sunk November X MD. GIRL GOINQ OVER 8EA8. Miss Geraldlne Frost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frost, of Frlsndshlp Heights, Md., has .been appointed pri sts secretary to Dr. Edmund D. Clark, director of the Red Cross base, hospital No. 32. and Is today awaiting orders to leave for her post over the seas. GIRL TRAITOR WILL BEINTERNEDUNI WAR 1EST0END NEW YORK. Jfov. 18. Confessing that she was in the fmploy of a Ger man agent In Mexico to furnish re ports on United States war contracts, the secretary of a big electrical sup ply company has been interned until the end of the war. Recently the NavyDspartment or dered from the corporation over prl vately leased' wire. a largfc quantity of wire for subsea use. The vice. president received the order. lie transmitted it to a shipping clerk. Two hours after the order waa re ceived a message was on Its way to the German agent In Mexico inform ing him of the. transaction. The next, day. Secret Service operatives arrived at the office of the company. Tha vice- president said that none outside of himself, his secretary, and the shipping clerk knew of the order. SAVE Wheat Meat Fats Sugar And We Will Help You Save . REAL DOLLARS On Your Shoes! Many unusual opportunities offered again this week. Another of Those Famous Monday Sales "WONDER" SHOE VALUES ! e s s 7 irMi oMA Broken Lots of Kinds That Sold at Up to $7, Including HIGH cut, high heel boots in black kid. black with white tops, brown kid, brown with cloth top'', and tan calf. Romaine Silk Boots or Oxfords in silver cray, sand or white colors. All very wonderful styles and finalities. Every Size in the Lot ti5H0 MARKET i New Arrivals Daily in Striking .Novelty Boots , For Young Women High cut Gray Suede Boots, very special at $6.85 Fashionable Gray Kids and Two-Tone Grays, at $7.35, $8.85, $9.85 The popular Tans and Browns in an endless assortment of winners. At $4.85, $5.85, $6.85, ' $7.35, $7.85 And We Are Ready With Com plete Stocks of Holiday Slippers at $1, $1.25 and up.