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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.
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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.
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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
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