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THE WASHINGTON TBIES? THURSDAY,1 JDEY 18r 1918.
4 "- captain CHARGES WIFE'S LOVE WAS STOLEN BY PRIVATE Til gladly overlook the part." In these -word Ca.pt. Waldo Emer- soa. Palmer, Sanitary Corps, national anny, todar took the first step to ward & reconciliation with his pret ty young- wife, Mrs. Una Belle Ray Palmer, whose lore, he says, was stolen by a soldier a cay. young private named "Phil." I love my wife and I am willing to, do most anything within reason tOtJnduce her to come hack to me,' said Captain Palmer. "She is a dear, sweet girl, and I love her dearly but she has fallen In with undesirable company. Married Four Tears. "Una and I have been married four years- and In those four years I have teen giving, giving, giving and re ceiving nothing in return. There naturally tnuat be an end to that sort of thing. But after all Is said and done I love my wife, and I want her to come back, I have a comfort able hom.e here, 'and it Is open to Mrs. Palmer." I The army officer was in his home at 1745 Church street northwest when he,made ills offer of reconciliation In a statement to The Times today. His statement gave a new angle to the sensational divorce case brought to a cllfnax yesterday when Captain Palm ar filed la the District Supreme Court his answer to tin charges of cruelty preferred against him by Mrs. Palmer in her suit for limited divorce and ali mony. " Letters.FTnraSoldler. In. his answer Captain Palmer re vealed the story of the alleged love that has grown between Mrs. Palmer and the soldier known as "Phil," and filed a number of letters alleged to have been exchanged between the wife and the soldier. Captain Palmer,' who Js represented by Attorney H. Wlnshlp-Wheatlsy, al leges that "on the bight of April 10. 1018, after the defendant had retired, he had occasion to go down stairs. He then unexpectedly ran across the phtfntltC (Mrs. Palmer), who hurried ly hid something that she ii been reading In her lap. The defendant .(Captain Palmer), thought nothing of the Incident at that moment, but the next, morning determined to find what it was she apnarentlr did not want am 10 read, lie arose before plain tat and went on a search. He found the plaintiffs socketbook tinder the pillows far the baby carriage. It con tained a card of (the soldier) with bis address and telephone number open, 11 ana a number of letters from him .from which he- copied excerpts s follows: "It Last 3xt." "ftr fleareet flarllng; Una: Now " w csaersxana eacn other . . . 1 &v dreamed of yon and of that Mstilrht we spent together, darling. efcThat last sight was the a last, of all I have ever spent. 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TOIUCT The Only Soap for men of the ARMY, NAVY and MARINES. For sale at best stores. will remember It forever and over there, I will think of you always darling. What are you going to do with my Utters? Better get a safe deposit box and keep them there, dear he might get them. Lots of love and kisses. tttttt (number of crosses). Tour devoted PHIL. Another letter read: "My dearest darling: Days have been long and dreary since I left you. dear and I miss you so much. "Wash ington Is a beautiful city, all build ings were so beautiful, bnt the ones I went with you dear were the sweet est hours of alL So write me dear, you know how much I want to hear from you and see you again. Lots of love. Tour devoted PHIL. True To DarUa?." Still another letter reads: "My Darling I haven't been out with any one. I am true to my darling dear. 1 am so blue today. If I could only see you and talk with you. dearest. I would be all right again. What are you going to do with my letters? Better get a safe deposit box so that you can keep them there. Better keep them there so he won't get them and use them against you. Lots of love and kisses, as ever, TOUR DEVOTED PHIL." Captain Palmer also alleges that he found a code by which the soldier might Inform her of his whereabouts when sent abroad without disclosing to the censor that he Is giving away that Information." He alleged he also discovered In his wife's bureau an Identification disk of the soldier which she Is alleged to have said she was to send to Kelly's mother. Pictures and photo graphs or the soldier whose name Is mentioned were found in his wife's pocketbook and in her clothes closet. Wife Starts Illot. Within an hour of the time he had copied the letters. Captain Palmer averred, his wife "discovered that he had the letters, and the two Instances caused a small sized riot." Captain Palmer, also alleged that he found torn sheets of paper In his wife's handwriting which he put to gether and found that they constitut ed a letter In her handwriting, be ginning "Dear Soldier." From the letter the following Is quoted: "Things have come to the point where I have been forbidden to write to you or any other one of the boys. I have even been told that I must choose between (name of woman friend), and him. which I absolutely refused to do. So the mattes rests, but for how long I do not know. I am trusting in God, for I know He wilt see me through, but if I can keep this out of court for the time being I shalL Not that I fear so much for myself, but because of those who will be dragged into It" It Is charged by Captain Palmer U. S. Food Administration License No. G-04638. aspi tht his wife obtained employment In 'he War Department as clerk without consulting him, and he says he be lieves that another clerk in the same division encouraged his wife to defy his wishes respecting her entertain ment of other men. Wife With Soldiers. Captain Palmer In detail describes the scene that presented itself to his startled vision "on the nght of May IT" last when his wife did not return home, but when he discovered her in her friend's apartment and watched her as she was lavishing much atten tion on two soldiers. Captain Palmer says "that so long as the wife refuses to accompany htm to the home he has made for her and to change her manner of living with respect to the entertainment of other men. that he should not be compelled to contribute to her support." The captain's description' of this scene is told In his answer as fol lows: "On the nlghet of May 17 Mrs. Pal mer did not return home after her working day. I desired to know where she had gone, and, thinking she probably was In the apartment of Miss , I went there. The weather was warm and the window looking onto the alley was open. I did not enter the apartment, but stood Just outside the window and watched everything going on. I saw in the apartment, with Miss , Mrs. , my wife, and two men, and I watched them until, nearly 1 a. m. and took note of the entire doings. I repeatedly heard my wife address one of the men with endearing terms, calling him "dear and 'darling.' On one occasion I saw my wife put her self In the arms of one of the men, and, although It took a considerable lot of self-restrain on my part. 'I de termined to wait and see what the developments would be. I saw noth ing further to lead me to believe that there was any Immorality, and I be lieve If I had seen it I would not have been able to restrain myself." In charging Captain Palmer with cruelty In her suit for limited divorce and alimony, Mrs. Palmer said: "Because of the violence of the temper of my husband and his treat ment of me and his often-repeated threats to do me violence, I am afraid of my husband and afraid to live with him. Because of his continued abuse and Ill-treatment my health has be come Impaired, and for some time I have been suffering from nervousness occasioned by my husband's treat ment of me. On July 6 last I was unable to longer stand this ill treat ment, and my nervous condition be came such that I was compelled to ask my husband to leave the house of my mother, where my husband and I had been living.' Ten Week-End Specials ! POTATOES rrirtrr.. 60c Shoulders tegg 25c W A IwT C Sozar Cured. Best qual- DOC AM. JtWL JLWM. 13 Hv, ib OO Mm mSF TT2 Evaporated, Your choice. Pet, Carnation, fgf p JL A B. Borden. Peerless, and Van Camp's. Small ij LA 'BCHH T Strictly pure open kettle. A positive stTssinOsT .A -ja. miSiaiaBnnBi nu rti-i. c :i c BV fP' Bi R2 Rt cot from prime & RC M-d MZA M. beef. Any size cut, lb QO m M4 AL T . Home dressed milk fed. Rib or & (ThC w .Had! asSTdssW sHLssf loin chops, lb Jfy f , I j I B ur own make potato, extra (5w ftf C 3 SmMm9LMM special, 2 pounds 4J PIT A 61 EarIy Jnnc PHde of HOIsboro, Ex. BSLfihG JsU ". 3 tra Special. 3 cans Ov DISLOYAL SEA POET BIOS FOR 2 YEARS BUT DRAWS FIVE VEWTORK. July 18. Arthur Roth Norwegian seaman, made two mis takes in a letter he wrnf a r.iAM in Philadelphia on Jun 13, last. He said the American censor would noi get hold of the letter and even If he did the wrlter'a punishment would b only two years in Jail. When rtnth -urmm al..J .-- - -nMfaucu ycsicr- -- .. m uimSo 01 violating the es pionage act, Joseph A. Burdeau. as sistant United States attorney, showed him his letter. He immediately plead ed guilty. Then Judge Manton re vealed to-him that he was in error as to the punishment he might receive by sentencing him to five years in the Federal orison it Atlni- ... In the letter Roth declared ho didn't "ul iu work in ammunition factories or shipyards here because he "had German hlonrl in hi. v.in.H uA .in expressed the opinion that the Gov- crmncni wouia -go crazy some day and call everybody to the colors, whether thtv'r-A rnritMiap. .. He added: "If the censor should get this let ter I would Drobafalv bn nut In fall for two years. But he Is not going to get It." Then Roth fell Into what he called poetry: "Liberty bell, we hear thy crazy call. Liberty bell, it probably goes n. . milieu. un we near tne Germans marching up Broadway, and In their middle Pershing?" TO CUT ENEMY ALIENS FROM MAILING LISTS A plan whereby the Government of the United States will gradually but surely come Into the ownership of the vast water power projects of the country. Involving, billions of dollars' worth of property, will soon be submitted to the House by Chair man Sims, of the House Committee on Interstate Commerce. Judge Sims will press the plan as a proposed amendment to the water power bllL This bill, which Involves the treatment of no less than 000, 000,000 horsepower. Is attracting singularly little notice at the hands either of men In Congress or the public when one considers the eco nomic and Industrial Import of it. Judge Sims' amendment, which he is now drafting, and which he said today he would push, provides for a tax of not less than 1 per cent on the gross sales of water power compan ies. The tax might go to 2 or 3 per cent. It would go Into a fund Inf the Treasury and would be applied to the amortization of the plant. Com pulsory, automatic amortization of the water power plants Is thus pro vided for and at the end of a period the Government would take over the property. This period would be dif ferent in different,, cases, depending on the amount of -the tax on gross sales. For Instance, a 1 per cent tax would reaulre mueh lonirer for amortization than a 2 per cent tax or a j per cent tax. What this looks to. In other words. Is Government ownership and con trol 01 an tne vast water power proj ects of the United States which are developed already, and are to be de veloped. Powerful support among both Democrats and Republicans will be given to the plan proposed by Judge aims. OPPORTUNITY FOR MEN SOON TO' BE DRAFTED 1 All men of draft ac-e II. M. tnr mili tary service In the near future are Invited by CapL Charles T. Hendler to drill at the new Central High School every Thursday at 8 p m, -with the N4'onJ Capital Volunteer Guards. . vrsauiuuon is suoject to the call of the Secretary of War and the District Commissioners. This, opportunity to enter the drill with men who have been In training for several month. ut . vil Jt "T Who accept to be better equipped for . . ttMU icweriQip. BOY, RUN OVER BY MOTOR TRUCK DIES OF INJURIES An eleven year old bov is ArA tn. J day, and six other persons are suf- tms "on injuries received in auto mobile and street accidents last night. Harold Burdette. Jr.. 238 Fourteenth street northeast, died early today at Casualty Hospital from Injuries re ceived when a wheel of a truck operated by Benjamin Raura. 1214 B street southeast, ran over his body at Fourteenth and B streets. With his younger brother and sev eral other companions, young Bur dette was roller skating on Four teenth street when the truck came along. He took hold of the truck, but tripped and fell nnder the rirht frnnf wheel. His body was badly crushed I oy tne weight of the truck, and he died at 1 o'clock this morning. Cor oner Jfevitt will hold an Inquest at 3 o clock this afternoon to Investigate the accident Albert Mill nl... ..... .I 1367 Massachusetts avenue northeast. uu oia ngni leg iractnred when thrown from a hlrvM h. .. ,mu. when It was struck iy an automobile operated br B. C nHmnr virmt and B streets northeast last night.! He Is at the Casualty Hospital. I Struck br A mntn.w.1. .44.. k.1 Thomas a Hoff. 1400 Sixth street noruieast, aiiss Alary Dorsey, of the Concord apartments, was Injured last niani as 100 was alighting1 from a street car at Seventh and L streets northwest. She was taken to her home In a nasslnr nnfnmnhn George Jones, colored, flfty-two' s .i , rcuwu Bircet normeast. was cut and bruised about the body when struck and knocked down by an automobile operated by Benjamin Dixon. 135 V atrt nnrh,.. a.. Third street near Maryland avenUe noruicuu While crossing the street tn front of his home liut nlvht f.rvtll Tn colored, nine years old, 2032 Eighth street nortnwest. was struck hy an automobile operated by Paul McLean, 1023 Thlrtv-thlrtf ! nAr4h,. He was hurt about the head and treat- ea at rreeaman's Hospital. While riding a bicycle at Four- fjmfh mrtA r ,t,.t. .At. 1... night. William Dunnlngton. colored. seventeen years 010, j.813 JJ street southeast, was in collision with an automobile, onerated hr Thunrfnra Campbell. 358 L street southeast. sunmngton was thrown to the ground and hurt on the head. Struck br a atreat rap nf im Brightwood line at Ninth and X streets northwest, Francis Rtdgely, colored, thirteen years old, 1802 Third street northwest, was cut and bruised. NAVY WOULD HASTEN DESTROYER PRODUCTION Efforts to speed up construction of destroyers are under way by the Navy Department. Secretary Daniels today called Into conference representatives of all shipbuilders working on de stroyers with a view to speeding up work so that destroyers may be put Into action at the earliest possible minute. Secretary Daniels said that de stroyer building was proceeding wen but not as rapidly as" ha believed pos sible and efforts to reach; the maxi mum speed are being attempted. AM OF OFFENSIVE "TO SPANGLE REEllS" PARIS, Jnly 11 The North German Gazette, enraged at the American suc cess on the Marne, says: "The Ameri cans' cannon fodder Is Incapable of bat tling the war-hardened Germans," ac cording to A dispatch from A Swiss source today. The newspaper declares mat America la nowerless to Instruct s sufficient num ber of men and to get them to the front In time. The Frankfurter Zeltunr was emoted u urlnr that the -object of the offen- - ,. M.H-n.1. Phttm1 Ufa AS w - A WORD FROM DR. 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