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The Times will print each day one of the thousands i,f Liberty Loan Slogans submitted by its readers. Today's is by L. Flaherty, 2028 Nichols Ave. S. E.
Write Your Speech.
What's the Money For?
Monkeys andModern War.
Elephant and Tank Pits.
One million eight hundred thou
sand American soldiers ar in
Prance fighting or ready to fight.
Millions more are preparing,
and will go.
Six billion dollars more trill lie
poured into the pocket of Undo
Sam within the next few days.
The man has little respect for
himself who does not make soma
investment in that six billion bond
Issue, the safest Investment ever
made, and the best investment ever
Does anybody astt what th conn
try has to show for the money
spent already?
Bulgaria Is out. Austria tried to
get out, but the President wouldn't
let her. She is trying the wrong
In ten weeks two hundred and
flfty-four thousand German prison
ers have been taken, including
more than five thousand officers.
American soldiers have shows
Prussia, Austrja, Bulgaria, and
Turkey and incidentally the
whole world what It means when
the United States goes to war.
Merely as advertising, the total
amount, of money spent on this
war has been one of the best in
vestments ever made.
We have spent a few billions,
less than a year's income of the
United States, and have made the
whole world realize, ALL nations,
ALL Individuals, ALL statesmen
that about the worst thing that
could happen to anybody would be
war with the United States.
Make a four-minute speech in
favor of this Fourth Liberty Loan.
Think it over; write it out care
fully. Read it to your family, re
cite it to your friends. Read it to
YOURSELF then eo and buy
some more bonds. If you can't
write a speech good enough to
make YOU buy more bonds, you
are & poor four-minute speech
writer. Nothing in this war is mere in
teresting than the manner in
which it takes civilization and sci
ence back to savagery and bar
barism. Our American soldiers trained
to baseball throw hand grenades
at the Germans with wonderful
The troglodytes (your ances
tors) men threw rocks and the
monkeys threw cocoanuts a thou
sand centures ago.
Our soldiers dig trenches, lie in
them,.and waifcjfco.Jdll the enemy.
The cavemen lay in "holes wait
ing for the enemy or wild beast to
come. J
The Germans are digging deep
pits, covering them with boards,
putting dirt and sod on top to
make them look natural. The
idea is to have the allies' tanks
come rolling along, drive onto the
deceitful pit covers and fall
That's how savages in Africa
and Asia have been capturing
wild animals for thousands of
Man, fighting, is only.a savage.
And science, fighting, is a savage,
too, and goes back to the savage
Our cannon throwing the es-
Slosive shell is a magnified sling
urling a pebble at the forehead
of the giant.
Our flying men dropping dyna
mite on Prussian cities is, scien
tifically developed, the tree man,
perched on the limb, dropping
his heavy spear shaft pointed with
flint on the backbone of the
animal below.
The submarine is an American
invention. It took war down
under the sea.
The flying machine is czi
AMERICAN invention. Ameri
can genius led the fighters up
into the air.
The tank is an American IN
VENTION. Holt, who invented
the American caterpillar in Cali
fornia, supplied that modernized
antediluvian monster to war.
And the proposition, no peace,
except after complete victory, no
secret treaties, no compromise
with a murderer, is also an Ameri
can invention and Woodrow Wil
son invented it. This country
invented the ways to FIGHT the
war, and the way to END it.
In all things on this earth, hu
man history and human nature
swing back and forth like the
pendulum of a clock. '
A while ago, you read that the
Russian Czar had decided on pro
hibition as the solution of his
problem and the salvation of Rus
sia. He is dead, and so far as
Russia is concerned, prohibition
seems also dead.
You read under the heading,
"Orgy 61 the Red Guards," these
interesting facts. Bolshevikl sol
diers break into the Winter Pal
ace and zo straight to the cel
lars. Soldiers and sailors become
drunk on the stores of nine,
btandy, vodka, and begin killing
each other.
Other soldiers sent to control
them Join In .the drinking, the
murdering, the drunkenness.
Women wander through the
streets, their arms full of bottle,
selling the spirits for a few cents
a bottle.
The expedition Is Ti'vl at last
by the arrival of the fire depart
ment. It Roods the wine cellars
of the Winter Palace and drowns
many drunken soldiers and sail
ors of the great Russian republic
lying helpless on the cellar floor.
Eventually the earth will be
Fair tonight and Son
day. Somewhat warmer.
Temperature at 8 a. m. S3
degree. Normal temper
ature on October 3 for
tbe last thirty rears. 61
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NEW YORK, Oct. 5. Ex
plosions, the last one shortly
after noon being the worst to
date, continued today at Mor
gan, N. J., where' the shell
loading plant of the T. A. Gil
lespie Company blew up last
It was estimated that the'dam
age now amounts to $30,000,
000. No accurate list of the cas
ualties has yet been made. Es
timates vary all the way from
fifty to 200 dead, with as many
as 1,000 injured.
At noon today Federal au
thorities ordered all the resi
dents of Tottenville, Staten
Island, out of that vicinity.
Tottenville is just across the
bay from Perth Amboy, which is
near Morgan. All morning fly
ing embers and bursting shells
fell in Tottenville and it was
decided to evacuate the town.
The panic-stricken refugees
started for New York city. TJifey
first had to cross Staten Island
and then take ferries across the
Orders to evacuate Sayreville
township, which includes Mor
gan, South Amboy, and Perth
Amboy, with an approximate
combined population of 62,000
persons, were also issued by
military authorities. South Am
boy is one mile from Morgan
and Perth Amboy is three miles.
Big Fire Threatened.
Firemen, police, soldl'.-ra, and civ
ilians were exerting themselves to
save from destruction the towns of
South Amboy and Perth Amboy, now
threatened with an engulfing Are
from the flying embers blown over
the countryside by the terrific de
tonations of thousands of pounds of j
high explosive.
In a statement today. President
Gillespie, head of the company, de
clared that the loss of life, so far as
the company has been able to de
termine, amounts to something near
fifty persons, but this is countered
by statements of others, nlaclnc the
actual loss near 150. Gillespie de
clared there were seventy men In
(Continued on paw 13, column 1)
vegetarian, prohibition, thorough
ly moral. But It will come grad
If with the power of your hand,
you give the pendulum on your
clock a violent swing in one direc
tion, leave alone und it nlll go
about ni far in the other direction.
Clocks, tivllir.a.ioti. und human
nature are ddlicalf! mechanisms.
It is well to understand them, be
fore takiug them apart
the warftttmfo
Publlibed every evening (Including Sunday)
Entered at weand-cUM mstl.r it th port
tB ,t whlniton. D. C.
Twenty-seven deaths from Span
ish influena among the civil popu
lation of Washington were reported
to the District Health Officer today.
This is the largest number reported
on any one day since the epidemic
gained sway, the largest number
previously reported in .one day hav
ing been eleven, and the average
death's aboutfour or 2ve
Freight serice into Washington is
crippled, and passenger service is
threatened with curtailment by the
spread of Influenza among railroad
The closing of George Washington
University, where 2,500 men and
women are studying. Is under con
sideration, and a decision whether
the big institution will be closed or
remain open will be reached by the
university authorities within a few
Plan Open Air Meetings.
The pastors of Washington
churches, ordered by the Commis
sioners to hold no services indoors,
have made plans to hold open air
services throughout tbe city if the
weather Is favorable.
The deaths reported today are as
follows: Thomas M. Corkklll, forty
years, Prlvidence Hospital; Nannie
M. Smith, twenty-three years, 1330
Massachusetts avenue northwest,
Gladys Turner, nineteen years, oar
field Hospital; Lula K. lllxon, twenty-four
years, G35 A street southeast
Albert Gaff, one ear, 143 N street
southeast (colored); William J.
Smith, twenty-eight years, 22 Bates
street northwest, Mary B. Collins,
forty-four years, r.33 K street north
eas; Blaglo Knleillnl, twenty-eight
years, George Washington Hospital,
Margaret Shorter, twenty-seven
years. 3517 Tenth street northwest.
Ethel It. Harris, thirty jears, 1M)0J
H street northwest: John T. 1-angley,
three jears, 020 K street southeast
(colored); Susie Harris, thirty-five
years, Washington Asylum Hospital
(colored); Genieve Kundcrn, twenty
one years, Sibley Hospital; Henry
rage, thirty-four years. Casualty
Hospital, Marcel Jorey, twenty-nine
years; Annie Thornton, thirty year
(colored); Annie K. White, thirty
four years; Charles C. I.ukner. thirty-five
years, Itena Meinberg, twenty-eight
years; Annie Chalman, twen
ty years (colored). Helen Nort. twenty-seven
years, Herman 1'. Ilogan,
thirty-four ears; Caroline Virginia
Poole, thirty years. Martha Taylor,
fori) nine jcars (colored i: George
J. Moody, twenty-four years: 1-eslie
W. Cox, twenty-five J ears, and Elmo
.(Continued on Psge 2, Column 6.)
HOPEWKLL, Va., Oct 5 Peters
burg and HopcueJI militia and Camp
Lee soldiers rc-enforccd the loral po
lice today In patrolling .he city and
powder plant to guard against a re
currence af last .light's riots, when
two negroes and a. white soldier were
shot and seriously Injured.
Thf city uas .juiet after a night of
excitement, Jurlng which ihe resi
dents, ainiosl to a man. armsd them
selves. Oni lain believed the rltua-
ita -cgul.ir uhlfts throughout he I
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Members of the Italian military contingent, "who arrived in Washington today to help boost the Liberty
loan. They passed through cheering crowds, in their parade 'ttpough the heart of the city. -
The cargo steamer San Saba was
sunk off Barnegat. N. J., yesterday,
presumably by a mine, the Navy De
partment announced today..
The Navy Department Issued the
following statement:
"The cargo steamship San Saba wns
sunk yesterday fifteen miles south
east of Barnegat, N. J. While the
cause haa not been definitely deter
mined. It Is supposed to have struck
a mine. How many of the crew were
rescued Is not yet known.
"A steamer proceeding to New York
reported that she had picked up four
men and one body from the wreck
age. Naval vessels were promptly
sent to the scene to search for possi
ble survivors and to sweep the vicin
ity for mines. The San Saba rai
owned by the Mallory Line and was a
steamship of 2.4SS gross tons.
COPCNHAGKN. Oct. 5. King Fer
dinand of Bulgaria has abdicated in
favor of Crown Prime Boris, it Is
officially announced in Vienna, ac
cording to a diapaich from that city
The dispatch said that Crown Prince
Boris biH alrcad taken .ho crown.
An exclusive cablegram to the
International New Service from tome
on October 1 said that King Ferdl
nand would abdlrate. and that .he
Bulgarian orown prince would take
the throne.
r.ollnt as our .Soldiers Do. Unr
Honda nnd Krrp Tbem.
Large well furnished
room; electric light, hot
water heating; southern ex
posure; next to hath; with
shower; 2nd floor; two or
three gentlemen only. Phone
Col. 4225. 1-4
Mrs. F. M. Bouler, 1716
Kilbourn st., says The
Times will always carry
her advertising, because we
alwa)s rent her rooms.
The above ad rented her
rooms in one. Jav.
Phone your ad to The
Times, Nain 5260.
They're Boosting the Loan
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I Wu I I.Fll 'ni 11 1
Suggestions For
Liberty Sunday
If yon have bought a band of
the fourth lasue, vrenr your button
and place tdot honor Has; In your
front Ttlndoir. Thla trill facili
tate the TTork of tbe volunteer
If yon have not bought your
bond of the fourth Isaac, stay at
home and be ready to alg-n up
when the bond aaleaman calls on
Answer yonr door bell promptly
u tbe canraaaers have great
many homes to vlalt, nnd etrry
minute you save them will help to
put AVnahlngton over the top that
much sooner.
Don't detain the eanvaaaer by
asking foollah quratlona, as thla
la n matter of bualneaa nnd may
mean tbe saving of OUIl bual
neaa. Abore nil things, DO.T UK A
Determined to outdo the Liberty
loan canvassers by flashing a fourth
loan button in their faces tomorrow,
tens of thousands of Washln&tonlans
are thronging .he banks today and
literally ' swamping tho clerKa with
bond subscriptions.
Hurry-up calls for additional sup
plies of buttons and window honor
Hags began to pour Into the U street
headquarters of tho Liberty loan
committor early this morning from
banks whose supplies had bsn ex
hausted, while business houses. Gov
ernment departments, churches, and
other organisations dispatched mes
sengers to bring the buttons and
Windows in every section of the
city today are blossoming in red,
white, and blue honor flags, and !n
dicatlons are that when tho army of
volunteer canvassers start out at 1
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, 'he peo
ple of Washington -vlll haw perform
ed the greater part of their task for
To lalt KYrry Home.
The canvassers have ben instruct
ed, however, to lslt each horra In
their respective districts, even when
flags are displayed In th-' wlnrt'jus.
sinc4 it la realized .hat many of Ibe
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OCTOBER o, 1918.
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Three hundred Italian soldiers, de
tachments from the famous Alptni end
Bersaglierl regiments, Italy's crack
troops, arrived In the clfy this morning
to help in tne r ourtn lioeny loan anvc
The veterans were received with open
arms by Washlogtonlans on the south
steps of Treasury at 11 o'clock, where
they were addressed by Secretary Mc-
The Italians were escorted from Lib.
ertjHut. where they are quartered, to
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Twenty-second United States Infantry,
led by Captain Freeman, and two troops
of the Eleventh Cavalry from Fort
Greeted by MeAdoo.
Secretary MeAdoo was introduced
by the Italian ambassador, who first
talked In Italian and then In Eng
lish. The Secretary welcomed the
soldiers on behalf of the United
States Government, and said "it is
such men as you who nrs going to
free this world from Kalserism and
The Alplnl and Bersaglierl will be
received by President Wilson at 2:30
this afternoon at the White House.
They then will go to the office of
Acting Secretary of War Crowell,
where the Acting Secretary and Chief
of Staff March will receive them
The band, consisting of forty pieces,
selected from tho famous Grenadier
Guard, is composed of some of the
tallest mrn In Italy. The men of this
reglmi-nt have taken part In rome of
the greatest engagements on th Ital
ian front, and their regiment has been
reconstructed and reorganized seven
I Organised In 1S7S.
The Alplnl were organized in 1872
i by General ParruchettI to protect the
frontier valleys. They have been
through tho whole of the Austrian of
fensive, and It is due to them largely
that the Austrian have been enable
to overrun Italy.
The troops are under the command
of Captain l-ampusnanl. Captain Sanl
andCaptain Itomoli. After a -oncert
at 4:30 this afternoon on the ellipse
they will leave for Wheeling. W. Va..
and Harrlsburgh, To., the starting
points of their liberty loan tours.
Childs restaurant today
food prices for the seeor'
week, acting on ordei
It. Wilson, District .
Action by the food administration
is ba..eJ on tlw fact that priccj at
Chllds wer- raised twice in three
days. Under tho new order. f.od must
hi sold under tho nn'.u prlcej in effect
hst week.
Closing Wall Str Price.! PRICE TWO CENTS.
Supported by heavy artillery and aided by fleets e
airplanes, the Americans are fighting furiously today along
the fifty-mile front, in the Champagne-Argonne region.
Franco-American forces west of the Argorme have
smashed through the enemy's Suippe river defensive fiat
and in the Aerieafi sector
Germans havev Mltnd h&mi ti foSStfT
TirTlairavIaflar- Tlaaaairua XM. lalcaWsr
Northwest of Verdun the Americans, taking FlerxSe.
have gained high ground dominating twenty miles of tfcs
Kriemhilde line.
Gaining ground around Camhrai and Roulers, tha
allies are steadily closing their forty-mile pincers on LiHe
and northern France. Around Laon another pincers oper
ation,, thirty miles across, is gradually closing in.
Advancing nine miles on a tweatyfrve-mue frost,
the Belgians have taken 10,500 prisoners and much ord
nance, while the British are but five miles from the Ger
man base at Lille. j
HAVRE. Oct. B Tho Belgian array.
which Is attacking with the British
on the Flanders battlefront, haa ad
vanced nine miles on a twenty-flve-
mlle front, the Belgian war office an
nounced today.
The prlsonors captured now total
in son. while ISO cannon and COO ma
chine guns and trench mortars have
been taken.
The text of the official report reaas:
'The whole of the Flanders ridge
has been captured.
"We gained nine miles on a front
of twenty-five miles.
All of the YDres-Dixmude area
has been liberated.
-The prisoners now total 10,.00. In
addition we took 150 cannon and COO
trench mortars and machine guns."
I.ON'DON. Oct. 5 Further progress
northeast of St. Quentln was made
hv the British yesterday and last
night. Field Marsh-vl Hals reported
to day.
"Successful mlnot operations yes
terday, north of St. Quentln, resulted
In substantial progress southeast of
Beaurfvoir and north of Gouy and
LeCatelet." the statement said..
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e lOOIv OTCr ow, iiuauuGio.
VDurlng the night our line waa
again advanced slightly northwest of
LeCatclet '
PARI-5. Oct S (r.oor.) Continuing
heir drive north of Ilheiins. the
Frunch hive crossed the Alsnn canal
11 several plar&j ar.d have reacheo
tne region of nc-tnerlcourt. the :r
uifi-i- announced t mJv.
rifimcr'.r n.-t s 0 bruit siz m!!cs
north t l:biniJ.
?uc .s.-"f ll ai'a.'ks w. re delivered
over the whole frooc in tbs ssct-'
worth of IvltaJrai.
of the ChameasBe fvi
PARIS, Oct. B 02-55 7. a.). T&
great American and Trench aitrxaca
In the Champagne district haa forced
tho Germans to-eaccato Eaatrart and
Honte de tthefas, the war ofOco an
nounced this afternoon.
(By the French adraaee en Cut
Alsne canal and the Prancc-Am'-rlcaa
drive just west of the Argonne a lars;
force of Germans was In peril of
belnr pocketed, and retreated to sve
Furious fighting continued today
alone; the whole fltty-mlle front la
the Champagne Argonne region.
ArtJKery Ffrc Heavy.
Heavy American artillery fire Is
supporting the Infantry assaults. Ti
weather Is Ideal and there is a stu
pendous amount of aerial activity.
Violent German countrr attacks in
the region of FlevIIle, on the eastern
edge of the Argonno forest, were re
pulsed last night. Fleville Is in Amer
ican hands.
Franco-American forces have defi
nitely broken through the whole frort
of the enemy's defensive linn betuad
the Sulppe river, west of the Argocr.e.
Crblad Kriemhilde.
South of the Alsne. the German re
tirement before General Manln's
and General Certhelofs armies ap
pears to have ended temporarily.
The Germans have now dcfin'.Uly
retired behind the Kriemhilde line, In
the American sector of the Champagne
front. It is reported. Stiffer resist
ance even than has been encountered
heretofore Is now expected.
United States regulars captnred CM
prisoners In the fighting eat of the
Argonne forest today. Ameri-an ta-nka
were seen approaching Cur.el (Cunel
is over two miles in advance of th
old line.)
ARMlT, 6ct. 6. Resumption of the
Ameri'sn first army'j atack on a
wldespead .ront we.st cf the Mcur.
together with a five mlln advanc-t of
the Americana eat or Ilheims. has
brpigb the Atnerlrans within sma.s'i-Icg-
dunnnc of the Cerr.-.ai !ln at two
important ro.ltlvrvi en thi wcrt front.
li the ChaniiMK th Amer'cans
c-nte i;i plains beyond lilan- Mont
and reached tbe outskirts of St,

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