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Today What Is Good Writing? First, See Gearly. Second, Describe Simply. Third, Compare Accurately. This comes: "Can you tbrite tome advice about how to write? I want my eon to be a great writer." Mrs. . A man who knew says that the "writer's duty and difficulty are to Bee a thing plainly and describe it simply. To see clearly Is difficult A tiling happens In only one way, but a hundred witnesses will describe it In a hundred ways. Every lawyer knows that. To describe simply is still more difficult Let every youns and old writer remember that absolute simplicity is all that there Is of good writing, once you have really 6een clearly with your eyes and with your brain that which you are to describe. The greatest lines in literature are the simplest "To be, or not to be, that is the question." "We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. "The rest is silence." "Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low, an excellent thing in wom an." No child speaks more simply than Shakespeare wrote. For that reason it is said truly, "Every child is a genius, and every genius is a child." Byron's savage power was simplicity "It is as though the dead could feel. The icy worms around them steal and shudder as the reptiles creep to revel o'er their rotten sleep." All real power is simplicity whether it be a great sun rolling through space, or a "great" law yer arguing his case. For the young writer, seeking simply and strongly to put his pic ture into words, comparison, not exaggerated or overdone, is a good work taxing tool. Shakespeare, emperor among writers, used always cqmparison to make you SEE what he meant "Life is a shadow, a brief candle, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, a tale told by an- idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing." In "Julius Caerriri" nrhen "kaT wants to tell how Brutus loved Portia, he makes Brutus say: "As dear to me as are the ruddy drops that visit my sad heart" proving, by the way, that Shakes peare's genius discovered the circulation of the blood before Harvey's scientific mind announced his discovery about fifteen years later. So Dante's genius grasped the law of gravitation about three hundred and thirty years before the birth of Newton, when he described himself and Virgil climbing down on Satan's back, holding to the hairs of the huge monster then struggling up from the earth's center "toward which all things tend." The writer whose letter we print might advise her son to observe, in readlBg. that there Is only one kind of genius. The brain that Is great in one direction might, with a different environment, be equally great In another. Goethe, for Instance, was the first to recognize the development of the leaf into the flower, of the topmost joint of the backbone Into the human skull, and he was first to foresee, map out, and predict the great canal that would one day unite the Atlantic and the Pacific at the ISTHMUS A young man will learn to write if he studies things as they are, all the while using his imagination. To the brain Imagination Is what eyes are to the body. He mint write simply, not trying to write simply, but because he has thought so clearly that he cannot write otherwise. The great French critic, Boileau, tells the thing quickly in bis Art postiqu. "Ce qui se concolt blen s'anonce elalremont et les mots pour la dire arrlvent aisement," which means "That which is well con ceived is expressed clearly and the words to say it come easily." How well the jyeat Jewish poet Heine driven from Germany by the Hohenzollerns put his warn ing to a young friend who criti cised government and social con ditions. We spare you the for bidden German; here is a poor translation: "Dear friend, thou art lost nrinces have long arms preachers have long tongues and the people have long ears." The test of ccnius is its power to express Itself completely, brieriy, and simply In one line JHomer describes the sea and its sound completely. Borglum Comes to Washingtop WEATHER: Showers today and probably Monday, slight ly warmer today. Mod erate winds. NUMBER 10,526. Five of Trench Veterans Given Ovation at Central High School Sergt. Creed Warns Against German Propaganda "Pershing's Fifty" have left Washington. Today the American veterans, whose four-day visit to the Nation's Capital has been a round of tri umphant receptions, are in various States of the country, or speeding to their destinations, where they are to boost the Bed Cross $100,000,000 and War Savings Stamps campaigns. A few of the.boys are left to Washington. Only three will stay in the Capital throughout the Red Cross campaign, to help Washington raise its $00,000 quota of the hun dred million. Fire Get Ovation. Last night Washington honored five of the "fifty" at a big- meeting In Central High School. The meeting was the formal opening of the 'War Emergency Gymnasium the high school gym thrown open for the rec reation and social Intercourse of the , thousands of war worker now In inis city. It was not until toward the end of the ceremonies that the five khaki clad figures appeared on Che stage, but when they did It was the signal for the same sort of demonstration Uiat Washington has often accorded the entire fifty during their visit here earlier In the week a great volume of applause and cheering that lasted many minutes. Finally Sergeant E. B. Creed was Introduced, and spoke for the five. In opening, be paid a graceful tribute to ashington. "For myself. In behalf 'of my four comrades here with me, and In behalf of my other comrades of Pershing's Fifty, who today have been sent out throughout the country, I want to thank Washington for the receptions and honors she has given us. "And let me say that I consider Washington, the Capital of my coun try, as much my home as the place I was born. That's what Washington Is the home of every American, no matter what his home town." Wins Itrpemted Applatue. The sergeant went on to tell of th unbeatable spirit and morale of our troops over there, of the tremendous work of the Red Cross, of the insidi ous German propaganda that we over here must fight, and of how we nt home must back up our boys In the trenches. Repeatedly he was Inter rupted with applause. None of the other men spoke, but they were In troduced, each one getting his meas ure of applause. They were Corporal H. J. Smith, Corporal M L. Skinner, Corporal O. E. Smith, and Private Charles F. Redding. Other speakers at last night's meet ing were Will Irwin, District Com missioner Louis Brownlow, and sev eral others. Mr. Irwin's speech was devoted to praise of the Italian army, which he said he expects will bear the brunt of the next Boche offensive. Following the ceremonies, there was a dance. In wh h the five Per shing men participated WILL CARRY MAIL CHICAGO. May 11 Miss Katherlne Stlnson. axlatrix, was sworn In to day as a postal clerk, and next week will start for New lork In her air plane, carrying a number of specially addressed letters for delivery In thut I city. U. S. LINES PERSHING'S 50 QUIT CML IN BED CROSS F1DCNE KATHERINE STINSON ON AERIAL ROUTE CAMOUFLAGE AIDS FREDERICK ROMEO TO EVADE POLICE '$is' FM?kkWGB&i 1 1 . s jmk v Sk? ak&mi 1M& . m KimiVR !W'L, A. LaMMfeS I 6jVA S . -' i.uui liVW ink 1 1 MHB MISS AMY I MAHONFY, Pretty stenographer of Frederick ' detective, who had her nose clipped ' by a bullet from o revolver in the bands of the detective s wile. FREDERICK. Md . Mav 1 -Fred-I erlck county's "Raffles" and camou fleur extraordinary, Harry G Trlti poe, continues to harass Sheriff Charles H. Xllpp and a score of depu ties who have been on and off his trail, alternately, since his wife en tered his offices here right days ago and shot off the end of the nose of his pretty stenographer. Miss Amy I. Ma honey. Tritapoe Is wanted for violation of his parole. He was tried and con victed a year ago on a charge of stealing a quantity of rum. but was paroled to'tupport his familj Sheriff Kllpp and his deputies df not relish the suggestion offered from many quarters that Trltanoo is prowling the streets in Ulsguie, aid ing In his own search. A year ago they scouted the idea that he slipped through their fingers Oien they had his office building surrounded by of ficers day and night Hut the facts are that Tritapoe did cseape by dun ning the garb of an old man He succeeded In eluding the offieers for several days until arrangements could be made for his bond. "Unfile." Mails HUlorle I'olntn. He has been seen several times dur ing the past week. At one time he hid behind the monument that stands at the grave of Francis Scott Key. author of "The Star-Spangled Ban ner:" again, he was seen slipping away from tne old building that George Washington used as hit head quarters during the Revolution, the fence about the blrthplnee arid home of the late Admiral Wlnflcld .Scott Sehley offered him a tlililcl at one time, and he was seen crossing the bridge dn which Barbara rntchle halted the Confederate army and flashed an American flag In the face of "Stonewall" Jackson The pursuit of Tritapoe has mide the Leon case second In point of in terest. In the latter cse, Mrs. Agnes V Leon, of Washington. Is demand ing alimony and separate mainten ance for herself and four j ear-old son, Albert. Jr., naming two co-respon" dents. Miss Clara McAbee and Miss Ixmlae Clabaugh, the former known as the "prettiest girl in Maryland " Dr Albert K. Leon, of Frederick, the defendant, hss been practicing den tistry here for several years and his offices are only a few doors from those of the private detective agency of the elusive Tritapoe Besides rhowlng Indications of be coming 'ne of the landmarks of the community, this detective with his wlll-o' the-wisp feats Is proving an Inspiration to amateur bards The rhymesters have struggled as dill gently to put Tritapoe Into verse as i the oharlffa office has struggled to' WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, MAY MB i tJG&KKrWml I aaVaaWM BmVlBBk aV'LyaWyJ3aaaaaaaaaaaaaaM " ' "-irrff-""- -" " HARRY G TRITAPOE, Frederick flcfct've, who has eluded capture by the sheriff's force for more than a week. put him Into Jail With her husband Tnlslng. with no Income from any source since her husband's family has turned a deaf ear to her appeal for aid. Mrs Trita poe. who N under J&OO bond awaiting anion of the grand jurj in her case, fares the necessity of selling her (Continued on I'age 2, Column 4.) TODAY'S LATEST NEWS What the cables and telegraph wires have transmitted from the world's news centers. -nrral Maurirr. critic of IJoyd ?corKC, retired from the llrltUh arm 7. Itrlntlpnft between Crrtniuiy and Holland again ntralned by new Clcrman threat. 5crloiu internal dUxcniilpna In Auatrfo mainly due to labor trouble. Suicide elubi formed by Ktnrv Inff Ilukftlan Krnnee nnd Germany prennr Inir to ricbruise civilian prl--o tiers. Tord Rendhifc nnrno aFcalnat falNc optimism. Former 'resi dent Tatt calls for definite state ment of army pro if rum. f.ermnn Tlrlehstatr fnclnjc seri ous split over eastern quest Is) tatrfon KEMM MINED, PRINCIPAL IN AIRGRAFTROW IN CAPITAL TO MEET CRITICS . Sculptor to Answer Those Who Accuse Him of Violating President's Confidence as In vestigator of Production. Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, who, as the principal in the contro. I versity over the aircraft situation, has been charged with attempting to use his position as the President's gain, arrived In Washington late last night and went Immediately to the AJhanjApartmeafHotel, at Seven tcenh and H streets northwest. Vhen his apartment was called to day It was stated Mr. Borglum had gone out for a ride and would not return to his rooms for several hours. The artist came to Washington to answer the sensational charges In connection with aircraft production. In a statement Issued In New Tork Mr Borglum yesterday asserted that he had never been actuated by a self ish purpose, and his friendship for President Wilson was never misused NEW YORK, May 12 Asserting that more than 3,000 American air planes might have been In use In the western battle front as far back as last March, Gutzon Borglum has Is sued a statement countering the charge that he had hoped to reap financial gain aa a result of his al legations against the Government's aircraft program. Borgluss's Statement. Mr Borglum's statement follows: "Let us dispose separately of the questions raised by Deeds' former agent. Mix, and Mix's engineer. Their first and Joremost charge Is that I used the President's authority Im properly and In a manner unthinkable between men In mutual confidence. I deny this as a 'frame up,' shaped especially to offend, as It properly should, the President. My regret is that It seems to have been success ful, and he published, unfairly to me nnd without warning, some or his let ters to me. About this time I re ceived further Information from a confidante of the President that the Administration now possessed a club that would put me out of business If I did not qulL "Their second charge Is that I was a party to, or in some way or another (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) Aerial malls to crons the North Germans send en airy Vkralnla to curb revolts. Into ftutson IlorRlum chnrprm repre hensible delay In nlrrrsft pro-Ki-nmi l ! Barlo.T, New York en gineer, back. Bsi-rI urn's charges. Ilrifr Gen. John Iejucne or dered to France to command bri ajude of marines. lrcMdrnt Mllson urcrs Ameri cans to pmy for victory American trenches near Apre munt reported blottn up by mines. JohJtfton Iomerene bill to pre sent rent profltrcrlng. passed by Senate. I'oHfmnntrr General nurlrton charges Itoaseelt obscures Insue In controrrsy o,r alleced post office dlscxlmlnatlasu vln aj 12, 1918 Accuses His Critics of Insulting President B3BBBBBB&'Hss?KS3SrNBV0vV ' rIfcXC ILJiAjJ -rMW-gfisBttsfcC .TsaBJsSSSSB?! GUTZON BORGLX M, Inventor, who aired cHairvs of ireff nency in aircraft production, now asserts 1u0l Ar-cncm a rplar.K r sht have been in ute on western battle front a-, far batk'a-. last Marih. T.R.EVADESISSUE, SAYS BURLESON IN RESTING HIS GASE. I'optmastcr ' noril T lrlcon ha re-t.il Ills .!! in hM ri n"veri Willi foruiT IT. i-Vnt !!' r.U. 1' ini-siKis the (' I liittft rhjrpt s as an attempt to "i.oii ure th-- b-i.' ' He will tvlthhoM his Onnl reply, he Iwllrtites. until lU.s-elt b com plfto imlli-tment Is rend Into the re oril Ly the Senator the Colonel will chmtso to taUe up his caso in Con st' .. In a formal statement, Itiirleson. rcferrlns to noo-lts "prelimi nary diars.-s In jirtt nlnv't papers that the r.-;toft1re l initment bos ills.rlminut.d lietwf. n frlc nilly news pnp rs mm tlmii- hostile to th Ad ministration, sMJ: II Hi (llixrurril Inc. "It It not . urprlK nc thit rolon.1 Roosevelt Is dlsiath'lWd lih his first attempt to mipport the truthfulness of his charseii usainst the Potoffi:e Department. rt.d, recocnlzlnff It will prove dl-appointins, iiromivs auother clfort by wi.y of th- eMttnton of hl rcmarks In the r.-nrres..ii il ISetord It iu) be a hi Ipfiil a .' "rtn ,u "'" If. In his soi..i..l roplv. he J." nt at tempt to t.bsm-e th W-iue by drnc Blnji In an n ..re n relevant anil t trnnemu mstter. NUhr Mr Cr.-.l nor tho lMpurtmnt .'f Justice has audit to rto wth the ' ri" frK laid at tho door of tli. I ..-of Bee l- ,......,. I ..ivnit h. nr I "ort to iUi mi' lit ..-- pr iv.- Ins in ii iti'-n-" "- ' fr. .1 j ' ' ' ' ' tertln) if I ' " I nie a I (Continued . i ' ' """'" wiiiti; -l i rut it PIIIl.s. W U ITi ovmr . cursUve waum. Over-tltui trom snimrtun. IllTt F' SMALl EDITION TWOMENHELDUP; ONE, BADLY BEATEN SENT TO HOSPITAL Parinu h,yluvamen esrly today lield up and r.bbtd tt the point of .i 1 two men. en of tlie v ilms as hurt o ha'!1 he h'rt to le flat u a hofcital. Another th ef attv a woman, seizing iter nanns; on- lainlm: money and other tahub s ' orge T. nprake. 41J nh'r -ton sirret north e it. was stamlini. Is irort of his home at 2 n'l'mk fbls morntnc when to neRrios. with ?ia tols drawn, approached him ind de manded Uti money. He sitemptrd to ntrht off liia aailant. who b. at him into uni onsciousnesa and then, rob bine him, eM:aped. lie was tound loml-conTiou by a policeman and ,uii to f.ntlty Hospital. l!od Pant. 106 L. Htreet south . o-ti WM- h Id up tt Sfcri.fl md 1. Ir . ts Houlhvojt aT '2 o -! K l. two i .vroe... who tlireiloned to kill him If h. m.xle an oui.tv lie threw up hi". Kand-. when pi ol was thru-l In his f.ii-e. an. I the t'. e - ped slh bi.s wallet, conra mn -a 30 ARRESTED IN IHBJOR' RAID ON ANKAPOUS CARS AVNAPOI.IS Md . hv i; -A the result of a in' I by I'nltwd pistes Mnrhal Ktuvkhain. if r.atlmore, and tn deputl. thirty p.'rst.r are under irret t. diiv chars, d with ram up- 'i it r 'i to md ' ' rlln. ' I -.el. n . -lull. ne i! Mntr-rn iul .. aril " to k hi m l , a iu. e ico v u. e n t-u m o! , ored men toar col,Md -women. ' ' cosers PRICE TWO CENTS. RAIDS AND GUN DUELS IS REPORT Hie French Take Hundred Prison ers in Surprise Assault Enemy Raiders Repulsed at Ypres-Commienes CanaL (By United Press.) LONDON, May 12. Renewed ac tivity and various raids are reported I in Field Marshal Hale's official com munication to tha. una- office 'for todays ia-oae-operatipn TrraeJP troops made a surprise descent on Kemmel village and brought back 100 pris oners. The report follows: "Enemy raiders were repulsed in an attack near the YpresrCommienea canaL Hostile artillery very active south of Albert and east of Loos. AlaB sontb. of Vormeaeele. "French troops carried out s, suc cessful raid on Kemmel viHacra mad I captured 100 prisoners." SAYS AMERICANS SUFFER BIG LOSS LOfDOJ, My li "Br mn f a strong: mine bombardment we Inflict! heavy losses on the Americana south west of Apremont and north of Tu tor" says an official statement tram the German war office. No further details are riven, nor hae reports of the action been r celved from allied sources. The Berlin statement Indicates that two American sectors, one northwest of Toul and the other In the region of Lunevil'.e on the Ithlne-Maraa canal, mere attacked. In addition to the at tacks on the Americans, Berlin reports the repulse of a French battalion In the Vpremont woods supported bj" pioneers and flame throwers. i sail.silf lJ A llif A nil 1. jTIULflUl iwxmjL LINES AT LOCRE LONDON'. Jlay 1" Minor opera tions and artillerv activity are re port! il In the British and French o flVitl statements The r.rlnsh war office announced that the French advanced their lines nottheat of l.i re, in Flanders, tak- . eJlriB several prisoners. British troops (Continued an rage 2, Column 1 ) INVESTIGATE NOW OPPORTUNITY may be . knocking at your door this minute. Many splendid openings offer themselves in our want ad section today. 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