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w,.- mm. vL i, aWe. 'fW tef THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 5H 1918. . -T ' GERMANS RETRE A T ON 188 -MILE LINE (Continued from First Page.) tacked our new positions at Incliy-en-Artois yesterday eve nincr. bnt was renulsed after sharp ficlitinir. "We have improved our positions south of Moeuvres and east of Hermies and have taken Neiville Bourjonval. "The enemy counter attacked yesterday evening east of Ifanancourt and was repulsed. Fighting has taken place also in the neighborhood of Peronne and our line has been imDroved slitrhtlv. "During the past four days British troops, have taken over 16,000 prisoners and over 1UU guns." -Ploerrsteert's viUasre and wood have been the scene of some of the bitterest fighting of the .entire war. Thou .Bands died-in battles around Ploegsteert during the late 15)14 and the 1915 campaigns, and there was stubborn strug-gling-there last year. Ploegsteert is known to the soldiers everywhere as "Plugstreet" Hill 63 is one of the strategic military positions in this region. Americans Capture 1,500 More Prisoners LONDON. Sept 0 (8 a. in.). The allied troops that forced a crossinr of the Canal du Nord. 6n the Plcardjr battle front, are advancing all alone the line to the east of that stream,,ac cordlhg to Information from the zone of action today. ' French and American forces, pound ing; the German positions between the JUlette and Alsne rivers, took 1.500 prisoners .yesterday. WITH THE AMERICAN ARHT ON THE'AISNErVESLE FRONT, Sept. 4 .-(midnight). The Americans had ad vanced nearly half way from the Vese,.to, the Aisne river since this afternoon. "'They are heyond Vaux cere. Ulanxy and Fisroes. (At the point where the Americans coade their progress the Alsne and Vesle rivers are nearly five miles apart.) At Guiscard the allies came upon an emplacement of a great German gun. The cablegram referred to the Ger man gun as a "big Bertha," Indicat ing that It was one of the 42-centi metre type. That the Germans have withdrawn all their main forces north of the Vesle river except 'a screen of light rear guards was established by the fact that American patrols encounter ed hardly any machine gun posts. American patrols crossed the Vesle In force, swimming and fording the river. liven tree trunks were utilized as bridges by the American soldiers. French forces advanced with the Americans. STUDENTS' Sgft School Children Suffer with defec tive eyesight Seventy-five per cent of the so-called "back ward" or stupid children are in that class because of de fective vision. High School Students And people in mid dle life suffer many a case of "nerves" 'or "brain fajr" due to overtaxed or weakened eyes. Frequently the sufferer can see rraite dearly and the trouble is usual 1 y attributed t o some other cause. Dr. Raxon's Examination Is thorough and au thoritative employ ing the roost sclenulc and acceptable meth odswithout the use of drugs or drops. SPECIAL TEST YOUR OWN EYES tests Thc -JL will enable sujjKcstcd herewith you to rouuhlv determine whether or not you are in need of glasses. The following paragraph is self explanatory: "!" lurfcit Mini tto dl kt Mt m rtmt Ola mm it 4MUCK.I MIieclrHnlbtcvtwiOicat u4 CMfeft, atoa will ba Uc tft ll ak Mch t tiamlr'. HmtktttiiMaftn r -Vkctt ad thamUi .n ImMgUaic ! Tfca Isaacs 114 la iiCTrofliieMiltHrMdTtHmrtiali !.. an Ucq Cmium4 nc l lto Doorcr lew iS male U MMn latarr Srai l f amimilniia mm aJ ta Off AH prescriptions to every bona-flde student and school child. tftfeut ia lac gtw." To test a child's eyes have him ct her read the following at a distance,, of -nine feet: THE EYE IS THE ORGAN OF SIGHT. FEW PEOPLE HAVE PERFECT EYES. Astigmatism is defective vision 'due to an irregularly shaped eyebalL Look at the discs below, one eye at a time, at a distance of fifteen inches. If one apppears blacker than the others you are -astigmatic. lExcIatrre r i.Opb'cal 1 Department i-J CCIee arilb JJtCIMH '& SOI DATAIM 3Z3Ust-- Registered Optometrist. Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feelin'? Oopyrlt-ht. Ills, by International Neva 8crvte. By Briggs Sead 7ar kuse "rrtar the to" with rershla. Buy War Sartaga Stamps. T fceat Unruei far U War Sarlaca Staapa. when the precious Pass with its alc too few hours op lsave, FiMAU-Y "Reached You.) fk S& ""n A&C51 mH' IBif VMErJ A BIG TOORlrJa CAR. WITH "TVUS WELCOME WAR CAMP COMMUNITY 6SRVCB SISM COMCS AUON& - AMD YOU WIRY AU3M& To TrtH 3TA-rtOfJ COUNTING ALL The LOOSC CHArJGe. DEDUCT1MG FAfA, dk tint u ,4 -3UODSMUY STOPS' AMD Vbo'Re A3Ker if 'tbu-Re ccwpJSTb Th -T VyOpT .H jKXifes . -MVVC BaVaX IV V P-MI I j . Ikl 1 11 a r t IWai 4 E i3a "t i pKBm'yJ If mill, -BBBSI -. ' UX . H ll . -l-l-M i ' " 3 '' !i"'-', mm mmm-?m--BBmM- "' riPW-Wjfig- -TmimKN or THAT UOMta. HOT STOFFY RISE To TVtB X 'l. IM -AkIO Yoo sct AIITU TUAtJUFUL. ReLtfiF AND LEAN BACK OJ TM6. COMFORTABCe CU3HICWED SCAT 5 a reAui- ridc. roy " A.MT T ASfVlvRWW akO 6LOR-R-RIO05 FeeufN r- 'S&'fJk . eiT P-r r . CAMPftltJ. French Cross Sonime Canal and Push On PARIS, Sept 5. The French official communiaue issued today says: "Our troops maintained contact with the German rear T guards and progressed eastward of the North canal, toward ine Aisne, the statement said. "East of Nesle we crossed the Somme canal in the region of Voyenne and Offoy (about three and three-quarters miles northwest of Ham). "Further south we passed out of Homblenx, Esmey Hallon, and'Flavy-le-Meldeux. (These towns are south and west of Ham.) vWe carried our lines northward of Guiscard, until we reacnea tne ooraers. or xJenancourt, about. nve miles due south of Ham. "Between the Ailette.and Aisne we took Olamecv. ! Brays, and lissy-sur-Aisne. (This shows rapid development ;o"f the flanking maneuver against German positions along i the Aisne and Chemin-des-Dames.) "At the end of yesterday eastward of LeuDy we re pulsed two violent German counter attacks on Mont des Tobe's. Our positions were maintained. "On the Vesle front the Franco-Americans have reached the edge of heights dominating the Aisne. Enlarging, .their, action, our troops crossed the Vesle between Les Venteaux and Jonchery." WOULD RUSH DRY BUI A new phase of "dry" legislation was brought up in the Senate today when Senator Kelloge; of Minnesota introduced and urged the Immediate passage of a Joint resolution which will give the President authority to establish dry zones about munition plants, coal mines, shipyards, and other establishments and agencies where war work Is being carried on. The resolution provides substan tially what Is provided for In the lat ter part of the dry amendment to the food production bill. Senator Kel loss's reason for introducing the amendment In the. form of a separate resolution Is to get Immediate action and to avoid the delay which it Is now seen will ensue before the food production hill and the dry amend ment- become law. It Is generally understood that the language in this resolution Is design ed to make It -possible for the Presi dent to proclaim the District bone dry If he should see fit to do so. PROTEST SENT TO KAISER BY TURKEY ZURICH, Sept. B. Turkey has sent a note to Berlin protesting against supplementary Brest-Litovsk treaties injurious to Turkish Interests In the Caucasus, It was reported hare to Jrvtf and ITavf UMfermt BoU a .artwl Port.. Mothers Who Have Recently Come to Washington and Have Boys to Clothe WILL FIND THE PARKER BRIDGET CO. a perfect ly equipped store for boys Boys' Clothing Boys' Fttrmshings-- Boys? Hats You. will find - this store a thoroughly reliable place to shop upholding1, as it does, a reputation' for sincere merchandising, which in a long period of years had built a business that ranks with the great boys' clothing houses of the country. Women "trading" at P. B.'s have a sense of security in thoroughly good merchandise and moderate prices. We have as fine a line of boys' school suits at $8.75 as one could wish for, or you can pay as high as $22.75. But whether you pay the lowest price-those in between or the highest you are assured of sincere merchandise that will give you the service you anticipate when you buy. MzJ&ti&m; The Avenue at Ninth. AIRPLANES BATTLE ALONG JORDAN LONDON, Sept. 6. Aerial activity, bombing, and patrol encounters east of the Jordan river, are reported In a Palestine and Arabia communique is sued by the war office. I The .fi&&&ninln1fi Biggs National Bank Of WASHINGTON, D.C. THE PERSONAL ELEMENT IN BANKING i A characteristic of this bank, is "Satisfactory and Ex peditious Service" to its customers. CIn this service the "Personal Element" feature that atmosphere of friendly, personal interest :is dominant, as we feel that the bank and its patrons are mutually helpful and co-operation is advantageous to all con cerned. GJThe officers of this institution are easily accessible, and "will be pleased to personally meet you and explain any banking feature, or give you the benefit of their knowledge on business, matters. SMALL CHECKING ACCOUNTS INVITED EVEN1TUL NIGHT ON WESTERN FRONT The following were the pver-nlpht developmenta on the western battle front: 1- American and French forces cross the Vesle river on a wide front. Undine that the "Germans had fallen back toward the Alsne. The allied forces advanced half way to the Alsne from the Vesle. Allied forces on the Pleardy front make general advance In the direction of Cambral to the east of the Canal du Nord. 3. German counter attacks north of the Cambrat-Bapaume road are smashed. . Definitely estafcllaheil fhnt Lena has been evacuated by the Germans, but the town is so full of ffas that ii nas not been fully occupied by the uruuta. Of All the Fool Talk Capital Surplus $1,000,000 $2,000,000 U.S. FLYERS WRECK ENEMY RAIL ONES WITH THE AMERICAN armies IN FRANCE, Sept. B. German bat terles at daylight yesterday bombard' ed Frapelle, Urine; 3,000 shells during the action and using gas. The action followed a barrage of several hours. Testerday a German captive balloon was shot down north of Toul American bombers on Tuesday de stroyed the Conflans-Brley railroad bridge and blew up the junction of the Metz, Conflans, and Drley rail roads, and the yards, roundhouse and buildings at Dommary and Baron court. All the American planes re turned. Ten German planes attacked the American formation without success. The American bombing planes shot down one of the German attackers which crashed to the ground. In the course of other air fights, American planes brought down two other German planes yesterday. MONTANA PIONEERS MEET. ANACONDA, Mont, Sept 5. Mon tana pioneers met hereHoday to re call the early days of the settlement of this State end to lay plans for making the State a continued pos sibility by beating the German. The rotary clubs of the State have active charge of the entertainment. Sons and Daughters of Pioneer, another organization, ia holding its annual convention hero at the tame time. about the "foolest" we've heard in many a moon is the assertion by Representative Cox of Indiana (the gentleman who used to take pride Tn the fact that he had never ridden in an automobile) that there are more slackers in the District of Colum bia than anywhere on earth. Earl Godwin says in reply: "Anyhow, FI1 match President Wilson against Brother Cox. President Wilson says he has not found any slack er evidence among the war workers of Washing ton." And when President. Wilson said "war work ers" he included very nearly EVERY worker in the District of Columbia, whether it be the chief of a War Department bureau, or the civilian mem ber of one of the registration boards, or the real estate man trying to make one house somehow do the work of ten, or the government clerk who has loved ones dependent on him whom it would be cowardly for him to run away from and leave help less and without funds in the hands of strangers. The President's assertion certainly included, also, every one of the nearly forty members of the regular and special personnc! of Rexford L. Holmes, Inc., who day and night are giving every ounce of their strength to the tremendous quantity of stenographic and multigraphing work which war conditions have thrust upon this great establishment. Mr. Holmes believes so strongly in the pa triotism of citizens of the District that he hereby offers the following prizes to the pupils of the District schools (high schools and business colleges included) who will submit the three best 500 word articles refuting Representative Cox's assertion quoted above, and upholding President Wilson's statement concerning the sterling patriotism of the citizens of Washington. FIRST PRIZE.... $20.00 SECOND PRIZE. . 10.00 THIRD PRIZE...., 5.00 All Articles Must Be Addressed As Follows' rfi CS1-. Rexford L. Holmes, Inc., 'Everything Stenographic,'1-321-323 Southern Bldg., Washington, D. C If articles are brought to the office person ally, ask for Miss Luce. Mr. Holmes has asked the following well known citizens of the District of Columbia to act as a committee to read the articles submitted and award the prizes: Hon. Champ Clark, Speaker of the House df Representatives: Mr. Earl Godwin, of The Washington Times; and We almost felt like putting Congressman Cox himself on the committee, thinking he might thus acquire a little wholesome and badly needed (bjf him) information, but decided finally to ask 5 his place the chairman of our local Liberty Loan Committee, who, as the head of one of our great financial institutions, and for many years a resi dent of Washington, has come to know and be lieve in the sterling citizenship and patriotism of our people . Mr. John Poole, President of the Federal National Bank. The contest closes at midnight Saturday, Sep tember 14th. After being carefully considered, all the letters and articles received will be neatly baled and sent by automobile trucks to Representative Cox at the Capitol. He may want to get special "leave to print" them in the Congressional Record! Now get busy, young patriots, and vindicate the District and President Wilson's opinion of us as citizens and patriots! Rexford L. Holmes, "Everything Stenographic'' 321-323 Southern Building Phones: Main 8178; Lincoln 2323 igggggagfifi. H aP I.. ?-.