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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5: 1918.
3 Ml FOE'S RAIL LI IS MENACED BY AMERICANS The American advance between the Argonne and the Meuse threatens the main rail artery of Germany to the eat front. The United States push has taken our forces up to eighteen miles in direct line from that railroad. General March, chief of staff, point ed these vital facts out today, along with a statement that our drive has compelled the Germans to throw many divisions" into Its path. They have been held there by our forward movement. Despite the German show of strength, the Americans have driven bravely on to the Krlemhllde line. 1350.000 Men Uirr. In repeating; that the twenty seventh and thirtieth American divis ions participated in the battling near ,St. Quentin. March revealed that probably the .twenty-seventh was the Unit trapped for a time, but later freed after a persistent struggle. March officially announced that embarkation o' troops have passed the 1.850.000 mark, and that last month shipments were at the rate of 500.000 men. i General March nailed reports that , troop shipments were being delayed by the outbreak of Spanish Influenza. Men for overseas are carefully se lected. Those who have Just had It or have been exposed to it are called out, and only sound fighters are dis patched. The record of over 230.000 the past month, therefore, is held all the more remarkable. Viewing the military situation, March declared the news from the whole front the past week had been "excellent. Drives Continued. The three drives begun during the last week-end have been effectively pressed. The American advance between the Argonne and the Meuse has gone on despite the enormous Teuton re-en-Xorcementa. Just west of the Argonne forest the French have fought their way for ward, and now hold hills command ing the enemy's supply lines. The push for the Hlndenburg line has tnken the British up to or beyond that strong position. Two American divisions shared in the glory of the agnung around St. Quentin. In Flanders, a ten-mile salient has been driven Into the boche lines, and seventy-five equate miles of Belgian territory have been reclaimed. The allied pressure is compelling evacutlon of Ostend and Zeebrugge and the allied forces are within five miles of Lille. The boche has been pushed off of She Vesle-AIsne plateau. Balkan Situation. Referring to the Balkan situation JUarch noted that the Serbians are In contact with Vranye, the Austrians Itre retiring from Albania: the. Italians Father Was Right OopTTDrM. Oil. b7B.L Celdtxrf. By Goldberg McSf oa) & ,,m jMmk ( u.-rAfe5-rtffcT epHose Ties ) CLames JZZMfi&jM I suiT-tTisJOcr ( A I Awb some silk ( we must ZvMwst'rm nniura Wlwsr l w l ( Tsm&ie J V rtAwfcCrieis ) P&ACnC& yiMW lllllllllfiilllll S poti. AFTGRWOOM ) -v-1 V SCCKSTO SLACKERS Ttte siTf who oss trie . '.VJeXi THLL -W REST af -the FAKior TVte Mevos. Hoe rr toSoT bisruRB YcO to rtAue tommy AMfc Me srr neRe-vue'LL -trv to brtwh as coiertY (s POSSIBLE V x Jr ' i AIM TO STABILIZE ft WAGES QF KUNERSi ' ' se 5 i AMUSEMENTS SPECIAL Sunday, October 6 ii 40-MKle River Trip ; ' Steamer Charles Macalester j ' Bteajorr leave ,n street vtnarr i 3 ; at 2i30 p. ra returning: at 7 p. n.' i , PuM TJ. S. Arsenal. Alexandria, ! J Port Foolt, Fort Waaklngf an. Port ' ' , ; Hunt. Mount Vernon, Camp Ham-, pkreys, Indian llead. n rj x v" ouc noima inp J JTote Steamer ctopn at Marshall? Ball and Camp Humphreys. Z -rrt3. have retaken Berateand are moving toward Durazzo against which naval operations were directed this week. The naval aid thus given was extremely- Important to the general strategy of the situation. March com mented. Answering specific questions, March said the Twenty-seventh (New York) division had made satisfactory prog ress, September 20, north of St. Quen tin, had reached the canal tunnel September 27, captured Bony and Le Catelet; and September 30 had driven well beyond the canal. The Seventy-seventh (New York) division participated September 4 to 14 in the advance from the Vesle to the Aisne. Tank at Archangel. American troops at Archangel are identified as the 339th infantry, a unit of the 310th engineers, hospital and other troops, under Col. George U. Stuart. The eighty-eighth division has not yet been reported In action. The eighty-sixth division has not yet been officially reported arrived. The 338th Infantry or tne eignty- fifth division trained In the American training area The thirty-fifth division was quite possibly In the Meuse drive. The eighty-ninth division Is in the St. Mehiel sector. The thirty-third division had Its .headquarters near "Verdun on Sep tember 14. The Eighty-second division was In the Woevre on the line at last re ports. March was unable to definitely iden tify Illinois troops fighting In the Argonne. Brigadier General Hutchlna Is com ing back to this country, and the War Department has approved Pershing's recommendation for honorable dis charge. 100,000 "Fin" Cases. Spanish Influenza cases in camp now number over 100,000. The 330th infantry is with the Eighty-third division. Brig. Gen. Hugh Johnson, one of the youngest general officers in the army and for soma time assigned to General Goethals purchase of supply section, has been given field ser vice, and will command a, brigade of the eighth division now training in Camp Freemont, CaL ' NEGRO BUYS PRIZE BOND. SHREVEPOItT. La, Oct. 8. The largest known subscription to the Liberty Loan in Caddo Parish to date J 100,000 was made by a negro, David H. Itaynes, of Vivian, who be came wealthy with discovery of oil on his lands. FIND-1,000 ROOMS FI MM WORKERS Since last Thursday, when an active combing process for rooms for war workers was .started by the Uni ted States Homes Registration Serv ice, through the Instrumentality of 135 soldiers, upward of a thousand rooms have been registered and are being made available for renting. A great many more rooms have been found, but only on careful Investi gation of each room, after the soldiers have registered it, is It placed In the records of the registration service. The soldiers will be used for several days more probably, and their activ ities will be extended to the outlying MANY BUY BIDS AHEAD OF CANVASS (Continued from" First Page.) homes shelter Government war work ers, and It is the purpose of the can vass to give every wage earner an op portunity to get on the nation's honor roll of the fourth Liberty loan. The people of Washington already have actually bought $0,075,770 worth of fourth Liberty bonds. This announcement was made today by John Poole, chairman of the Dis trict Liberty Loan Committee. The figure represents the amount of bonds actually cleared through Washington banks up to the close of business last night and officially re ported to Mr. Poole. districts of Washington so that even nouncement , that manv b.nk, did m. uUu.u ... . uo ...., ""'"' not make returns, and the amount of combed for housing space. On the whole, the reception of the soldiers by the householders of Wash ington, according to the statements of the soldiers themselves, has been cordial indeed. The soldiers say that as soon as they present their case to the average householder, he Immedi ately explains the situation In his house, and whenever possible offers tb provldex one or more rooms for war workers. In not a few cases, owners of homes have gone o far as to offer their rooms free of charge to persons actually In the employ of the Govern ment for the period of the war. The United States Homes Registra tion Service Is relying completely on the patriotism of Washington home owneYs. There is no disposition, even though soldiers are used, to imply the use of force. There is no threat of any kind. The use of soldiers was deem ed advisable, first, because they rep resented an organization that could be Immediately put to work; second, because they were trained to do ex actly as they were told: and, third, be cause they visualize to the house holder better probably than any other Governmental branch, the fact that the opening of homes Is a war-time necessity. bonds actually bought Is believed to be much in excess of S6.075.770. Fur ther, thlb figure does not Include any of the thousands of pledges to buy bonds that have been signed. Aviators Distribute Argonne Battle Extra Of Stars and Stripes WITH THE AMERICAN FIRST ARMY, Oct. G. American aviators are supplying the front line doughboys with the "Argonne battle edition" of the Stars and Stripes. Thousands of these newspapers. telling- all about the battle In which the men are now partici pating, have been distributed In this manner. RUBIN IS SANE AY A N S PKr5w"oJhf'Ti -T-Ki I j J FOR ML Vernon te, cxe. BBfldir ml m. IO0 p. a. SCIENTIST SERVICE ON LAWN The First Church of Christ. Sci entist, will hold the regular Sunday morning service at 11 o'clock on the church lawn at Columbia road and Euclid street northwest. There will be no Sunday school and no evening services. EnlUt as our Soldiers Bonds and Keep Them. Do Buy Stenography Typewriting Shorthand Reporting Multi graphing Mimeo graphing Expert Stenographers fur nished by hour or day. Office open day and night. REXFORD L. HOLMES, INC. 321-323 Southern BIdg. Telephones: Main 8178 and Line 2323 Save Paper! Carry Your Market Basket! DON'T WRAP IT UP! Very Optimistic. Mr. Poole was very optimistic to day because the figure of $6,075,770 on the seventh day of the twenty-one-day campaign indicates that the peo ple of Washington have come to a full realization of the menace of the Span ish influenza epidemic to the success of the fourth Liberty loan, and have determined to put the loan "over the top" In spite of this serious handi cap. The amount of 16,075.770 is far In excess of the amount of bonds actu ally bought In the first seven days of any of the three previous loan cam palgns. and even though $6,075,770 Is less than one-third of Washington's quota, $27,008,000, Mr Foole Is con fident that if the people of the Dis trict continue buying as they have started Washington will oversub scribe its quota. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo has enlisted as a Liberty bond sales man, and will solicit bond pledges from house to house in the big drive tomorrow with 3,000 other volunteer bond salesmen. nUtrirt Secret. The district and team to which the Secretary has been assigned Is being kept secret by the Liberty loan com mittee, and it ier possible that any I home in Washiniton may receive City of Washington has been visited the work frill be pushed with great vigor. Nothing will be allowed to inter fere with the canvass, and nothing but sickness will excuse a team cap tain or team member from work. A reserve force of 200 will be held at 'Liberty Loan headquarters. 1418 H street northwest, and will be sent to the front to serve where any shortage occurs. The members of the Mldclty Asso ciation sold 122,000 worth of Liberty bonds in three hours yesterday. A. J. Drlscoll, president of the Asso ciation, said that he expected to have more members at work today In an effort to pass the figure of yesterday. FOURTH LOAN PASSES $1,000,000,000 MARK IN FIRST FIVE DAYS Ben Rubin, who "confessed" the murder of Eva Roy and later repudi ated his statement, has been adjudged sane by a. committee of alienists. The committee was appointed by Judge Brent at the Instance of Com monwealth Attorney C. Verhon Ford on the day the escaped convict was indicted by the Fairfax county grand Jury. Dr. De Jarnott.-superintendent of the Staunton Asylum for the In sane, was In charge of the investi gation. Examination of Rubin by the com mittee continued for more than an hour. The report of the committee la to the effect there Is no trace of in sanity. In the event that Rubin had been found Insane the Commonwealth would have been spared the trouble and expense of giving him a trial at the coming "November term of the Fairfax county court. BRITISH LOSE 36,624 LONDON. Oct. 5. British casual ties published In official lists during the week, totaled 30.024, divided as follows: Killed. Wn'd. MIss'g. TT. Officers... 336 DS4 135 1,455 Men1. 5.808 27.916 1,455 35.160 Totals.. C144- 28.000 3 ,5550 36.621 Money Means Munitions. Bny Lib erty Bonds. "The principle of stabilization," 1j what miners' representatives from th anthracite fields have been discussing Jb conference with Fuel Administrator Oar-? field and Secretary Wilson, of the D-J. partment of Labor, which are contln-j Ing today. In answer to questions as to what Ji to be the outcome of the "demand li Increases, In wages." Oarfield said thai there Is no demand. If there were. 1 would not consider it." said he. "Wl could not afford to consider, or poulbtf grant an Increase. If by so doln; laber from bituminous fields or from other , branches of Industry would be drawn tutu uic uuuwug uctiu. Should Have Ralw. r J It is not denied that the anthracite11 workers should have an Increased w5' but the importance pt keeping men lo, their present jobs b ranked first. Gaiv'-f field said that the conferences are help- lng to determine means or stabilizing iT wages and at the same time of derermln-Tt Ing the figure at which snthnrclte wortor j ers should be paid a figure that ill-i; 1 not lessen or disturb production in other ' fields by drawing men from such other fields. -t Garfield hopes to get the Informations he Is waiting for from an lnvestlratlon 1 conducted under the direction of Felix. .. rraniuurter. or tne Bureau or Labor Statistics. This Investigation affects' other of the most essential war Indus? tries employing classes or labor slmilacol to those working !n the mines. The re re port will be forthcoming at an early date, Garfield hopes. ",uf Pledge More CoaL ' Vj Miners In the bituminous fields gl. America, have pledged themselves tovr weekly quotas of coal production thattv represents a weekly- increase of ap proximately 230.000 tons. Pledges' have been received at the Fuel Admin- ' (ration from all or the most Importanr bituminous fields In the East. Official-'" say that the acceptance of quoU''t recommended by Fuel Administrate Oarfield. In all the fields Is Indies,'-""' ted. .l The greatest need of Increased prb1 ductlon Is In the eastern part of tire1 country. In the Pocahontas and Tug2 River fields miners and operators'-' Joined In a pledge to mine 2,000,000' v tom In October In Increase of 300.000. tons over the big record made In Ad'"! gust. n77 Bonds Bny Food for Soldier. Liberty Bond. WOMAN M0T0RIST.SUED Harry Whelan today field suit for 725,000 damages for personal Injuries, naming as Joint defendants the Wash ington Railway and Klectric Company and Mary D. Wilder Whelen, who Is represented by Attorneys Daniel W.can from the man who has already Baker and Richard E. Weliford, al leges that April 7 last he was a pas senger on a car which he signalled to stop at First street and New lork avenue northwest. He avers that the car did not stop but carried him to a place "It was not accustomed to stop," where ho was run down by an automobile operated by Mary IX Wil der, causing him to suffer serious and permanent Injuries. AIRPLANE "CLASSIFIED" When traveling by train officers of the army receive an allowance of 7 cents a mile; when traveling "oth erwise" that Is by prairie schooner, dog sleds or buffalo carts the al lowance Is 4 cent a mile. Today the airplane was classed by the Judge advocate general's office, with prairie schooners, sleds and carts, when it ruled that officers traveling by Government aeroplane may draw only 4 cents a mile as expenses. H. C. OF L. IN MOBILE. The cost of living in Mobile, Ala.. has Incrcaped 55.85 per cent since De cember. 1015, the bureau of labor statistics reported today Clothlnir costs have Increased 7103 per ccntllhe big drie will be on. and food C4 02 per cent. sold more than 12.000,000.000 in Lib erty bonds since the United States entered the war This, however. Is the first time that the Secretary has taken subscriptions personally The charts for the 200 team cap tains who will have charge of as many districts were completed by the Liberty Loan Committee last night and each captain received his assign ment together 'with the same number of subscription cards as there are homes In the section in which he will work. All bond salesmen will carry with them a supply of honor flags and buttons and to each bond buyer they wi'l present an honor flag and a button as a receipt for their patri otism. Each captain lias been Instructed to have his solicitors take a pay ment In casli or check of 10 per cent of the amount of the bond subscribed for. A largo lettered sign will be placed on the automobile of each cap tain to show that the car Is being used for Liberty bond work. Ilramatir IVnlurr. A dramatic feature of the canvass will be the fact that it will be launched ximultaniously in all sec tions of the tlty The more than 3,000 canvassers ulll ring as ir.anv door beil.s on the rfiroke of 1 o'clock, and From Jhat Five days of active selling sent the Fourth Liberty Loan subscriptions ove,r the $1,000,000,000 at noon today. Throughout the country increased "pep" was showing splendid results according to reports to the Treasury. Small communities continued to re port oversubscriptions and honor flags are being awarded by the dozens. Epidemics of Spanish influenza throughout the Fast are seriously In terfering wtlh the floating of the loan. In a dozen cities all theaters have been closed and the activities of "between-the-acts" loan speakers sus pended. Churches also have been cloed. The loan sermons that were to have been delivered tomorrow have been postponed until next St,nday House-to-house canvasses will be made Instead. In many cities. Secre tary of the Treasury McAdoo will aid in the house-tohouse canvj-s In Washington. The tour of Sousa's band through Ww Tlnc-lnnd in the Interests of the loan has been halted because of the epidemic County fairs In many sec tions of the East, at which great loan drives were planned, are being post poned. The stopping of public meet ings means that Individual effort must ' be multiplied a hundred fold If the i loan is to succeed. From the drought stricken district of the Southwest come reports of an en couraging nature, however. Those peo ple, according to advices from the Dal-, las Federal Reserve District, are sub scribing literally to the limit Some reports of cities and districts. oversubscribing their quotas, principally those of tho Middle West and the Far West, reached the Treasury today. minute until tlit- last home in the EXCURSIONS EXCURSIONS BLUEMONT, VA. In the Picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia Altitude 1,500 Feet Sunday Excursions SI. 25 "eluding war tax. ) fc 1 9f P J. W J Children, half fare. H A -' ROUND TRIP including war tax. Children, half fare. Electric trains leave Terminal, 36th and M it. N. W., 8:30 and 9:50 a. m., and 2 p. m. Leaves Bluemont at 3:14, 5:40 nd 7:35 p. m. No Dust No Dirt No Cinders Washington and Old Dominion Railway LOAN BONOS SOLD IN HAMMEL'S HALL Bff Carl Hammel's Hall, at 922 Penn sylvania avenue northwest, at one time the meeting place of the Wash ington branch of the defunct German-American Alfiance. has become a silesroom for Liberty bonds. Meetings take place almost every night at the hall, whose walls In former days were decorated with Ger man flags and pictures. Hammel's now Is the center of s. red, white and blue Liberty loan propaganda. There Is keen rivalry among the various societies meeting there as to which hulisc-rllies most to the loan. The Hutchers' Ilencvolent Association, with Sti-phen Frank as president, met last night, ami in a few minutes subscribed S3, 000 forthc loan. The Hesse-Darmstadt Sorleti met a feu nights ago and signed a ledge to buy bonds. N. Y. BUYS $246,940,000. NEW TORK, Oct. C An overnight gain of VI 1.727.500 in subscriptions to the fourth Liberty loiin was reported today by the Liberty loan committee for this district Total subscriptions here now amount to $210,040,000. $75,000 FOR CLEAR SPRINGS. The War Department is to sp -nd n additional $75,000 on tli- provmr grounds at Clear Springs. Md . 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