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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 GEORGE P. HERRING, 1205 Florida Ave. N. E. "Better the U. S. Should OWE You Than the Kaiser Should OWN You" Today Buy Liberty Errds. Income Tax Stops Suddenly. That Ought to Puzzle You. A Premium on Small Families. 1 Bj ARTHUR BRISBANE. The German peace drive is di vided into three parts: One part defeat One part cowardice. One part lying The national answer, the an swer for all the nations, will be sent to Prussia by Woodrow Wil son, as it was sent by him to Aus tria. Another answer, a good answer, patriotic and convincinfr, is made by every American who buys a Liberty bond. The Liberty bond purchase is the American answer to German peace talk. The man -who buys a bond says to the Kaiser, "While you are talking and saying what you don't mean, I'm sending my money to be used in fighting. The men and money of the United States will make you mean peace, although you don't mean it now." Every good American will lend his dollars as an answer to the Prussian peace offensive. This country will not be de ceived as Russia and Roumania were deceived. The most enthusiastic lending is the only answer, the fighting answer, that this country will make to, the Kaiser's insincere peace talk. Buy Liberty Bonds. Have you observed this interest ing fact in the income tax, and asked yourself why? If' a man has ten thousand dol lars' income he pays a certain per centage of Income tax. If he has twenty thousand, he pays a great deal more. If he has a hundred thousand he pays still more In proportion. It goes increasing rapidly up to five million dollars. When it gets to five million dol lars it 8T0PS. No increase after that WHY? Many of our prosperous, hard-working citizens would con sider an income of five millions a year as small and Inadequate. Some have ten, some twenty-five millions of annual income. At least one citizen has a hun dred million dollars of income a year or more. There should be no individual class or cash hostility to any man, no matter what his fortune, if legally acquired. . But why should the Increase in the rate of taxation stop at five millions when there are many in comes far above five millions? If a man worth twenty thousand a year can afford to pay tax, pro portionately, much higher than the man worth ten thousand a year, can't the man worth twenty or a hundred million a year afford to be taxed much more heavily, proportions!, than the man who is struggling along with five millions a year? Do our democratic statesmen, leading pure, simple lives, look upon these gigantic fortunes as the astronomers look upon the distant fixed stars, so far away, so eminently respectable, so big, anyhow, that a difference of a few millions or billions makes no dif ference? If so, they should learn to think, and TAX in billions. It's the fashion. Scientists say that a mixture of liquid hydrogen and liquid ozone, if perfected, would have an ex plosive force three times as great as that of nitroglycerine, "and would be the most terrible sub stance on earth." It is possible that exactly such explosions on a minute scale go on within your body at the end of a nerve every time you exert your self physically. Every touch of the typewriter's fingers on the keys, as scientists tell, means an actual explosion ;.t the end of an efferent nerve; that is to say, the nerve carrying or ders FROM the brain to the muscles. Hydrogen and ozone play the most important part in your make up. Your body is more than three quarters water, the water is two thirds hydrogen and one-third oxygen. In your lungs more oxygen from the air is constantly purifying the blood, and the ozone is the strength that you find in the oxygen. Nature in the glowworm pro duces light without heat, superior to anything that man can produce. Perhaps nature within living be ings produces by a mixture of ozone and hydrogen tiny explo sions morp powerful than explo sions of nitroglycerin An Interesting possibility Let's hope science in America will per fect the hydrogen-ozone explosives in time to let our flying machines chow Berlin how the thing works. Hydrogen and ozone would make iery appropriate Prussian puri fiers The woman street-car conductor is interesting and efficient You see ber on the crowded cars in many American cities, with a mas culine cap at one end, foolish little bhocs with high heels at the other. She has a khaki skirt and over It a ready-made purple cloak, with too many pockets probably sewed up and six to ten buttons on each pocket She is a working vtlzen with rudimentary frivoll JContinjed on Page 2, Column 8.) WEATHER: Fair and rooler lonlcht. Tomorrow fair and con tinued cool. Tempera to re at 8 a. m.. SO dejrreea. formal tem perature for October 7 for Ut 30 years. 60 degree. XOIBER 10,673. YANKS CROSS RIVER AIRE FRENCH TAKE MORCOURT D EACE PLEAS IN OF PRESIDENT REJECTION IS E Official texts of the German and Austrian peace ap peals are in the hands of President Wilson. The German note, addressed specifically to the Presi dent, was delivered to him in the White House by Frederick Oederlin, Swiss charge d' Affaires. The Austro-Hungarian appeal was handed to Secretary of State Lansing by the Swedish minister. , It was 'officially announced lhat the President would! lose.no time in making, a reply to the notes, which are! understood to be identical. There were no official Minister Ekengren at Secretary Lansing's office. He merely told the Secretary that "he had been instructed by his government to present a communication to the Gov ernment of the United States from the Imperial Austrian government. Secretary Lansing thanked him and took the document. A copy of it was at once prepared and sent to the President. Iteplr Honrljr Expected. The President's replj to the appeal was expected hourly this afternoon Before the receipt of the official texts, he had canceled his golf engagement and retired to his study. Officials re called his prompt reply to the last Austrian note, and predicted that there would be no delay In the answer to the latest appeals. The reply will be a refusal to meet the Teutonic powers for any barter or discussion, according to strong indi cations from a high governmental ati thorlty. This person,rfwho predicted accurately the rejection of the last note, said today he "assumed" the an swer would be a- rejection. The State Department refused to comment on the situation. Apparently, however, the reply to the appeals bad been written, for the most part. In advance of their receipt, and the only questions to be decided were the form of the answer and the question as to whether the allies should be consulted before they are made public. Whether the President would In clude In his reply a statement that peace could be obtained b uncondi tional surrender was a matter of con jecture. Prince Max. German chancellor has asked that President Wilsun com municate with the allies annt the peace proposals The President may discuss with them the subject of a restatement of war alms, making the allied purposes unmistakably clear In any event, he will let (iermanv and AUBtrla know that America's terms are plain and that no insincere peace offers will swerve this nation from its purpose. Some authorities believed he might tell the Teuton that peare negotiations could be instituted II" 'Jermany cleared her armies out of occupied ter ritory absolutely. IP she also laid down her arms and gave the I'nlted Slates control or them, IK. in other vords. she made a complete military surrender not a breaking spell arm slstlce This would be comparable to the term given Bulgaria Bulgaria sur tendered when she accepted, but there are no signs that Oermanr l read) to accept the peace of the loser On the contrary, authorities sa. that she Is attempting to dceivc the world by ap pearing to have had a charge of heart. (The text of the speech of 1'rince Max in the Reichstag, in which he outlined Germany's peace program, and of the Kaiser's peace appeal are j published in full on page 8.) IJtt Watatafon Published ev.ry evening- (Ineludlnr 8undsyj Entered neeond-elats mstur at the poll- office at Waahlngion. D. C. preliminaries to the call of REJECT PEACE PLEA America's tempt r toward a made-In-Oermany pcaee was clearly re flected today in thousands of letters and telegrams pouring Into tho Capi tol, to Senators and Congressmen. By actual count, less than one-fifth of 1 per cent of the mesages even suggested serious consideration of the "Austro-German plea " The voice of the nation as heard in Congress is practically unanimous against any parley with the f .e until he has been s nashed Into helph Miners The let teiB and telegrams slmplv confirmed what members of Congress have been hearing for months from their con stituents. Those who have gone home campaigning have been told, they said today, that a p.iliil. al lynching bee Is In store for any party that heeds any German peace offers until American and allies troops are with in German borders LEAVE IT TO FOGH. An) proposal of an arimstice b Germany or Austria must be to Gen eral Poch, Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota interrupted a peace debate In I lie Senate this afternoon to de clan "Let us leave this matter to Poch. he said "Let Germany propose to him to lay down her arms and then ask for an armistice Let the Ger mans do as the Bulgarians did. We want no peare by negotiation' Senator Pulndexter of Washington insisted there should be only one. not fuurton points In our pence terms "This one point should be uncondi tional surrender," he said THIRTEEN COUSINS KILLED. CAMP LEU. Va.. Oct. 7 -Prlvaf Louis Secle. of the Headquarter' Company 1.1.1th Depot Brigade, has just received word from Itsly that In he drive of the Italians along the P-nve river thirteen of his cousins weti hilled In action They were sol dlers In the Italian armjr. HANS WILSON; XPECTED IS CALL OF NATION SAYS SENATOR WASHINGTON. Spanish Influenza Victim BRIO. GEN C A. DOYEN, Commandant at Quantlco Marine Training Camp,. Who Is Deadof '-- Pneaa'onla KelJItrmFTFBrtf-'" Spanish Influenza. The death of the first high mili tary official In or near Washington as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic is reported today from the marine corps training camp at Quan tlco Va Brig Gen Charles Angus tus.Doyen, commandant of the camp, died at the Quantlco base hospital at 9 o'clock last night He had been ill only a few days Depth was due to pneumonia, following an attack of Spanish Influenza. General Dojen commanded tho firs regiment of marines to go to Krance with General Pershing, and was among the most famous officers of the marine corps Cadet In 1S78. Born September 3, 1S19, in New Hampshire. Gem rat Doyen was ap pointed a cadet nt the L'nited States Naval Aiadinij in 1S7G. He gradu ated In the class of mi. having Gen eral Barnett. General Mahonev. and General Lauchhelmer, of tho marine corps, as classmates. On Jul) 1, Ihvt. ej. neral Doven was commissioned a s ond litnitvuint in tho marine i orp. anil ihiri.r; his-thirtj-flve .ar' connee lion wi.h the murines herved at wr m.iriii" eorpa post In this country, as well .is those in foreign lands lie saw serv it e on man) ships of the navy, and was close fri. nds of Admiral Slm, eom mander of the American naval forces in European waters General Doyen received his commis sion as captain .lime 'J, 1MIJ He served dining the entire Spanish American war. being In command of the marines on the ft Paul. Heroine Colonel. In 1!MV. General Doyen was i om miHSioned eolonil. and in Mav, 11117. he was designated to command I lie first regiment of murines to go to Prance This regiment landed In Prance June "7. 1I17. and whs ejuicklv followed by it s nd regiment. I lie two forming the Pourth Murine Bri gade. Second Division. American Kx peditionarv Porr This brigade wns part of the tegulir American nrmv. and was among the very first to get into the fighting While in Prame Colonel Doven wns promoted to be brigadier general, re ceiving his commission October 3, 1017, with rank as of March "(I. I!il7. He was subject lo a Mirvt-v by a hnaiil of medical examiners in M.i 1DIS, and returned to the I'niled Stall s to be come commandant of the marine corps training camp at Quantlco. Va . which office he held nt the time of his death General Doven made his home at Annapolis. Mil where his wife and Puneral arrangements hod rot been Funeral ararngements had not been completed at noon today. aaaaJKnraffLWnftiaai aBMfiSii ''lli-' aV HawC aS aaaaarte - aaai BvaVa9BMiiairj'Bvaa aHaHEflal GEN. DOYEN IS INFLUENZA VICTIM MONDAY EVENING, RUBIN STILL AI I LIBERTY AFTER ESCAPE FROM FAIRFAX JAIL Ben Rubin, who Sunday afternoon escaped from the Fairfax county jail, is still at large. Following the return of the last searching party at midnight Sun day, there has been no further or ganized effort to apprehend the .criminal, who says that he is the Vpal murderer of Eva Roy and perpetra-toi-Tbfmaiy other 'crimes.- ,"r" The authorities of Fairfax county think he may now be out of the county and very probably in Wash ington, where he was in hiding after his escape from the Lorton reform atory last July. Planned Escape. Ills successful escape from the Fairfax county Jail by means of a hack saw now causes the District authorities, as well as others Inter ested In his "confession" of the Eva Hoy murder and later repudiation of his statement, to believe that all his movements In the matter were well planned. The District authorities are out spoken In their opinion that he "con fessed" to tho Eva Hoy murder In or der to be removed to the Falxfax county Jail where It would be easier to make his escape. District author ties, who held him on many serious (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) 32 GRIP DEATHS; Thirty-two additional deaths and C5G new cases of Spanish Influcnzi were reported le the District Health Department todav These figures convinced hialth officials that the epidemic rapldlv is approaching its "peak " The report of InIR new cases of the direise Is the largest in any single day since the epidemic started. Sat urday 70 new rases were reported ind on Sunday 27!). making the total for the three days 1,211. This repre sents onl the number of cases .inning tin eivil population officially reported. nmre of leflms. The thirty two whose deaths were reported today follow Helen XV. Klrley, 27 years old. 13.1u 12th st. nw : Francis Bnetry. 22. Ken dall House, Hth st : Walter W IUI lard. Jr. 1, Hotel Powhatan: Ira 55. Mjers. .".0. I2.1 fith st. nw.; Grace M Lee. IS, Casualty Hospital: Sarah H Smith, colored, 10. Sin V st nw : Lu cille Tawes. 22, Garfield Hospital: P.leanore M Kerr Hardman. 20. lis 7th st . Burney Cohen. 2. I0!l II st nw : William II Manwelller. SI. Casualty Hospital. Nathaniel Gross, colored. 2. MO New Hampshire ave rw . Clinton II Chapman 2s. 2.1 Vi t se . IVarl I! Kiam, -I-. Sligo Mill id . Al ander II Summers. 31 127 llli st m I.iiik s TamiMa .1. '-'.'!. Gallaudet College Jllll.e A Pitls 22. 72li Murv iHtul nve ne ; Annie 11 Brav. 27, 111! .Ilh st se ; Iris Leerliisette, 21. Wash Ington Asvliim Hospii.il. Thomas J. Kellv. .11!. Geoigetown 1'niversitv Hospital. Inliii S llufi hinson. 2C. Blue rialns; Marlon K I-'.irrow. 1212 D st se : Ruth ltlrer. SI. 111. I Belmont st nw : Anna I'. Bv rl. :i.'. 02:! M bt. nw.; George V Mlnl.'k. 2.1. Sibl Hospital. Irvv 1- Marshall. .".(!. 121)1 C st ne : John J Lnll. .11. Garfield Hospital. John Meimberg. 2.1. George town l'niversltv Hospital. Myrtle .1 Jewell. 30, M)!i illh st nw . Lee T Ljnch. 20, Walter Ilee.l Hospital Jo seph Drury 20. Wa'ter It ed Hospital. Genevieve Knndsen, 21 Sibley Hoe (Continued un Pa 17, Olagin L) 656 NEW CASES Worn OCTOBER 7. 1918 British Official In Capital jfi .r - " SIR ERIC GPDDESr First EofeT of tlil TJritUh Aflmlralty, who has arrived In Washington on an official visit. Following official calls on Secre tary Lansing and Secretary Daniels, sir Eric Geddes and the members of the British naval mission were re ceived by President Wilson today and later were entertained at lunch eon by the President and Mrs. Wil son. Secretary Daniels detailed Rear Admiral A II. Robertson as special aide to Mr Uric, and Commander ( harles IN lUnap as aide to the mis sion "I am delighted to be in America again, it feels like getting back home." remarked Sir Eric as he land ed yesterday at an American port, where he was greeted by Admiral V. S. Benson. He recalled the time he "-pent. cars ago. in America, where he began his oareer as a rail road man. While in Washington the par'y will occupy the home of Capt. Perry Bel mont, which was taken over l-v the Government for the housing .if dis tinguished visitors. It will be tile first time the mansion has been occu pied slnee the visit eif the Japanese mission to this countr. fceveral months ago Serretar Daniels and Admiral Ben- on, chief of operations, weie the first to i all upon the British party, whose arrn.il in th s countrv wa un heralded. HELP WANTED MALE BOY Colored, to drive Ford car and do porter work; chance for advancement. 1237 G st. N. W. i-S Fred C. Hays put the above ad in The Times and said he had ifDlentv of applicants." Jood help is not rd to get when you se i lmes "Kesuit uet- ters." Phone your ads to The Times. Main 5260. !- II - .- KsOlvtISMBVBWfl i WaCvSjPPsMHB iiHiiBBiilB JKm ' BRITISH NAVAL MISSION IN CAPITAL fCtosiw Wall Street Prices. PRICE TWO CENTS. BIG RETREAT IN WEST; SERBS CAPTURE 1 ,500 IN BALKAN PURSUIT WITH THE &MERICAN VERDUN, OcL 7 (noon). American troops forced tbcv way acroM to the west bank of the Aire river today awl occupied a village which the Germans had evacuated'MC the face of mencan'fee.'? ' - 1 The AleoericlJiB then continued to push, forward mounting the. slopes. of thchilLon the-fc&ak of the Aire. American planes today searched for a detachment of Americans lost in the Argonne forest The aviators dropped baskets containing homing pigeons at the place where the Americans were last seen, but the pigeons haver not yet returned. LONDON, Oct. 7 (1:05 p. m.). French troop fighting north of St Quentin have captured Morcourt, ex tending the decisive hold of the French on the eastern bank of the St Quentin canal. Morcourt is just south of Tilloy farm, where thera was hard fighting all day Sunday. LONDON, Oct 7 (12:15 p. m.). Serbian troops are pursuing the fleeing Austro-Germans north of Vranjsi and have, captured 1500 Austrians, including a regimental commander, the Serb war office announced today. Twelve' more guns have been captured. Vranje is on the Belgrade-Salonika railway and Ess. 160 miles south of the Austrian frontier. Its capture was reported Saturday. CANVASSERS SELL 0.000B0i Beturns from yesterday's great house-to house canvass were still belns received from the more than 200 team captains at Liberty Loan headquarters early this afternoon, and although a score of volunteer workers have been assigned to the task of checking and tabulating the figures, only a rough estimate of the amount of subscriptions taken could be xlven. As nearly as could be estimated, the initial 10 per cent cash pay menu on a total of approximately 51.000.000 of bonds were taken by the more than 3.000 volunteer can vassers This figure, however, does not indicate the degree of success actually accomplished thrcugh the canvas, since many thousands of lA'ashingtonians. in response to ap peals of the Liberty Loan Committee, already had entered their subscrip tions to fourth Liberty loan bends through their banks, and additional thousands had pledged their sub scriptions through their places of I employment, or through their i churches, rr ether organizations, and therefore could not give them to the canvassers In addition to this there were oth er thousands who assured the can vassers of their determination to buy (Continued on Tage 2. Column 5.) TEACHERS PAID WEDNESDAY. Washington school teachers will be paid at their division headquart ers Wednesday nocn. I'roteMt save been sent to the Hoard of Kducation by the High) School Teachers' Association, of) which. Miss Alice Deal U president, FINAL EDITION ARMY NORTHWEST OF PERSHING REPORTS YANKS ADVANCING American troops made further galas! In the region of the Meuse yesterday, Oeneral Pershlnff reported in his com munlque, made public by the War De partment today "Our troops hare made alight ad vances during the day." the com munique states. "Between the Memo and the Bols des Agons there has been stubborn Infantry fighting. "Further to the west machine gun and artillery combats were constant and heavy, and everywhere increased artillery activity by both sides" WITH THU AMERICVN FIRJ5 Altlir. Oct. 7 lioth wings of th American forces between the Argonne massif and the Meuse river continue to advance, despite greater efforts by the Hermans to Increase their resist ance A German counter attack against our right center near Cunel (thr miles west of Brieulles) temporarily slowed up our progress. An extremely heavy bombardment and the sttfftst kind of fighting is under wsjy alonjr this whole front. FRENCH PUSH ON NORTH OF RHEIMS PAItIS, Oct 7 French troops have made further advances northeast of Itheims. capturing St. Masmes and penetrating Ilauvine. the war office announced today. The Germans are offering powerful resistance all along this line, partlfu. larl in the vicinity of Bertrlcourt. i..l..nr lighting continued through the night north of St, Quentin, where V .