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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. MONDAY, OCTOBER 28; 1918. .. "J "IS E n 2 M I , ' . . . j , 'iiifiruniMiii iJi . ,i H.lasi sHHHv nin ! UNKERiSM DANE CHARG (Continued frral Tint Pas.) each one of the peaks. Mere than 4.000 prisoners, Including ISO officers, were taken, and many machine guns were captured. ' -By reconquering the peaks, which were lost last December, the Italian brought to an and the continual Aus trian menace of a descent upon the plains. " The balk of the enemy's resistance was. pat up by nine Divisions of German-speaking Austrian. VIENNA CLAIMS ITALIAN DEFEAT ; LONDON, Oct. 23-Austro-Huij. Hungarian troops hare stormed and recaptured Monte Pertlca, Monte Aac loue and K.uppe from the Italians said an Austrian war office statement received from-, Vienna today. The Italian war office in an earlier communique stated that all the Aue-tro'-Hungarian' counter attacks were repulsed. FRENCH TAKE KM -FOES IN BELGIUM t " JGONDON. Oct. 28. "On the Lys front, south of Denyxe. French troopc captured a farm which bad been organized for defensive purposes, taking; one hundred prisoners," field .Marshal Hale reported today to his special Belgian communique. There Is nothing to report on the left flank of the Slanders group of armies." Iantliebknecht t-. AS GERMAN HEAD bavarian Socialists are demanding av republic with liebkneckt at the head, according to diplomatic cables here today. )9nkh Independent Socialists hare blrferly assailed the majority' Socialists who permitted themselTes to be tools of the Kaiser. Socialist speakers are de manding In"""1"" peace by renounc ing' of all German claims to Alsace catiie, rosea, and Danzig, and favor Indemnity for destruction In Belgium and northern France as well as for losses fromsubmarine slnlrlneft ZUKWiU. Oct. 18. Count Mlckl. chief of the civil cabinet of Emperor Karl of Austria, has committed sui cide, according to information from Vienna today. PLAYS "AVE" AS HE ENDSLIFEATGRAVE JTEW TOEX. Oct. 28. After play ing an "Ave Maria," at the grave of his wife who killed herself two months agot Adam Bombaugh, a musician of Bast Rutherford, N. X. ended his life. An old revolver, a violin and a note to his son were found today beside the man's body at the foot of the grave. FOE BOMBARDS BELGIANS. -'SHAVRE, Oct. 28. The enemy's ar tillery was active yesterday, espe cially against the front lines and our communications," the Belgian war of fice announced early today. AUSTRIAN OFFICIAL COMMITS SUICIDE ""effSKfBKWStSPS, Don't Be Misled The manufacture of Bayer-Tablets and Capsules o! Aspirin is completely under American control. The Com pany manufacturing them is being operated ss a "100 J American concern." Every otficcr and director is a native American Bayers-Tablets and Capsules of Aspirin contain &emdno Aspirin. They may be used with full confidence. Pot purposes ot idcatlBcatiaa, as well as (or tout additional pro-trr"'- ever psekaga and trnty tablet of genuine Barer-Tablets ol Aaplila la invariably marked with The Bsyer Cross. t. V xashasieBV -!". U, . M01',lnfnmtN CM Cte e nMrininHme Bayer-Tab?ts A TrlBTTGW laAVMH .iarisMsasaBsm jHMHESaS tH jftrVfiwA. -- 1 essMeD fft J. Qr fc J "V 1 II I l f L j ""w BBBBBBBBasasasasasisB. . l rV Tm bbbbbbbbI 1 - . . ICopyrlsat. lilt. Chic Tribune.) BATTLEOFMEUSE VITAL FOE EFFORT By FRED 8. FERGUSON, (Untied Prena Staff Correspondent) "WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE. Oct. 28-The fight to check the Americans on the Meuse) it Is now evident, 'Is Germany's supreme political,, as well as military, effort. Orders to prevent the- Americans from crossing the river southeast of Brieulles at all costs, .and the bitter counter attacks directed against our positions on the east bank, are Indica tive of the Importance the enemy at taches to the present operations. Germany Is making every effort to keep her political front as strong as possible by saving her military face. Loss of the important heights east of tne ileuae would De -uie most severe blow the boche could suffer. They constitute the Germans'- strongest artillery positions In this region, and woukl give the Americans control of the terrain for several mues to ine northward. Amercan pressure against the new German defense line continues to threaten the enemy's communications along the entire twenty-flve-mlle front -on both sides of the Mease. A hundred and fifty American bomb ing and battle planes shot up enemy trenches and roads yesterday, and dropped five tons of bombs on con centration areas. The German "Red Bellies' Circus" opposed the Americans In a violent aerial battle. Lieutenant Bicken- backer brought down his twenty-first victim, forcing hlra down inside the American lines, where the doughboys captured the pilot. Amercan squadrons made twelve flights during the bombing raids. RIckenbacker engaged In three com bats. The day was sunshiny and the skies were filled with American aviators. NOMINAPNSTO SENATE The President today sent the fol lowing nominations to the Senate: The be United States district judge; John W. Hanan.- of Lagrange, Ind, for the district rf the Canal Zone, vice Gene V. Jackson, term expired. To be United States attorney. Charles E. Glyne. of Chicago, for the northern district of Illinois, reap pointment. First lieutenants to be captains In the Coast Guard: William P. Kain, Floyd J. Sexton, Clement J. Todd, Gustavus -H.-- Stewart; Joseph F. Far ley. Jr.. David P. Marvin. Carl Hable, and Edward N. "Webster. First lieutenants of engineers to be captains Of engineers. Coast Guard: Benjamin C Thorn. Milton R. Dan iels. Ellis Reed Hill, Francis C Al len, Mayson- W. Torbet, and Gusta vus R. O'Connor. Harry Leypolt, of Pennsylvania, to be Junior hydrographlc and gedaetlc engineer In the Coast and Geodetic Survey. MARINE FLYERS DIE Three marine corps air service cas ualties were announced by headquar ters here today. Lieut. Harry C Norman and Caleb B. Taylor were killed when their bombing plane was brought down on the Belgian front. Norman's mother, Mrs. A. E. Norman, lives at 2114 Far num street. Davenport, Iowa. Tay lor's home was In Pelahatchee. Miss. Lieut Ralph Tolbot, pilot, was killed when his machine crashed to the .ground while on an observation trip over the German lines in Bel glum. Holbot's home was In South Weymouth. Mass. mill ibtwlUHI Aspirin iYmt GsTarastea of Riritv !Jj JJHJM LOST BOD YMYSTERY BAFFLES RELATIVES OF CHARLES NOBLE One ovfX most- mysterious coses, e onfronting tht police in montht. Is taut of tht disappearance ,0 the, eof 0 phorlta Utile, a WatMngton nan toho tied An Baltimore, victim, of Influenza. 'Dettctivei,' laity tjt and relatice o f tht dead jnan say their attempt to tract the lody have' tersed only to deepen the mytttry. ' The Timet hat asked John J. Koran, eecond Hvtband of the mother 0 Oharltt Noble, to write an account of the strange case. By JOHK J. MORAN, Stepfather of Charles Noble, whose body is sought by the authorities of two cities. This is thp strangest .case- that has ever come to my knowledge. .Hadx'the .drear facts I puzzle over so con stantly that my brain -is awhirl of nights been woven -as fiction in the fertile imagination of an Edgar Allan Poe or Sir Arthur Gonan D.eyle, they could not have been. more baffling. - For a. human .body to become lost, even temporarily, is unusual. But when a body, identified as that of her first born by a bereaved mother, disappears as though into the air, the situation becomes weird, mysterious, wholly un natural. This has happened in the case of my wife' son, Charles Noble, of Washington. There is something criminal connected with thin nffnir ... somewhereand somehow. I am mask of mystery, is Tipped aside ana U2B XnOUlCr. A HUI . UVk, ,v.- ,uw lota In my effort to run down the person or persons responsible un.til that Is done. Destlny.began to weave the threads of this devtTs web of Iiknow-not-what on Friday, October 11. When I reached my home at Hi Manor place northwest that day my wife met me at the door. Tears were In her eyes. She had been crying. "Charles Is dead," she sobbed. "His body Is In Baltimore. We must go there." She had Just been told of my step son's death by Miss Katherlne Wld mayer, 2232 Georgia avenue north west, Charles' sister-in-law. My wife couldn't travel. Her son was dead. She was threatened with a nervous collapse. Miss Wldmayer went to Baltimore and returned on Sunday, October 13, two weeks ago yesterday. Found In Cemetery. Then Miss Widmayer told us she had located and Identified the body of Charles Noble, my stepson. In a vault In the Baltimore City Cemetery. On that same day, we later learned. B. A. OXeary, the business manager of the electricians' union, of which No ble was a member, also Identified the body that Miss Wldmayer had recog nized. There seems no doubt that Noble's body actually was in the vault at the Baltimore City Cemetery. "On Monday, October 14, my wife had recovered sufficiently to leave her home, and Miss Wldmayer and I ac companied my wife to Baltimore to arrange for tbe shipment of the body to Washington. Miss Wldmayer had told us the body had been placed In a metallic casket and could-not be sent to Washington on a train. It was necessary to send it by motor truck. "Arriving in 'Baltimore, Miss Wld mayer, my wife, and I went to the undertaking establishment of Robert K. Turner, In North Broadway street. Could Not See TJa, "Turner was to busy that he could not see us just then. We waited for three hours in his establishment. "Finally Mr. Turner told us that the body would be brought from the city morgue in a few minutes. While we were walling a coffin was brought to the undertaker's. My wife, thinking that it was her son that was being brohgbt In, ordered the box opened. Xt contained the body of an old roan who had been killed In an accident. My God! my wife exclaimed, 'that Is not my son.' The undertaker ordered his assistants to have the body removed to a vauit In a, nearby cemetery. This body was not that of Noble, and has no part in this story except that it fur ther unnerved my wife, who was al ready, near a breakdown. Mrs. Turner, the undertaker's wife, attended to my wife, and then Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Moran got to talk ing together. Both Mrs. Moran and I believed that Noble's body was In the city morgue. We had been told so . by Undertaker Turner, but after a while Mrs. Turner called my wife aside and eald: "I think you will find the body ot your son In a vault at the Baltimore City Cemetery." We went to the chapel In the ceme tery and were shown a body. It was that of Charles Noble. Both my wife and X recognized clearly the features of my wife's son. His cheeks were red as If with life, and an Ineffable puzzling smile seemed to hover on hi face. He did not look - I ' he - Are'1. f - h-r ?-. h ' sure there is. I will see that the the bodv of her hnv TetsTA t belleted he wasn't .dead, but that he was lying there unconscious or drugged when we looked at him. We called Undertaker Turner by 'telephone and told him we had lo cated the body in a -ault In 'the Bal timore city cemetery. Turner soon Joined us, at the cemetery. "Ton have Identified the wrong body." said Turner. Til wager a hundred dollars that you did not Identify the body of Charles Noble." Unlocks the Doer. The superintendent of the cemetery unlocked the door of the chapel and let us In again. My wife pointed to the body she had Identified as that of her own son. "That Is the body of Henry Lutx," said Turner. "I have known Lutz personally for a number of years, and, I am sure you have made a mis take. That body is not that of Charles Noble." "That Is the body of my son," eald my wife, "surely I know my own son." Turner declared that we could not have the body, contending that my wife had a made a mistake and that the body had been Identified by Miss Alice Lutz as her brother. This Is the strangest feature in the whole case. My wife Untitled the body which was later Identified as Henry Lutz. Wanted It Shipped. My wife, unnerved, told the under taker that the body was that of her son and wanted; It shipped to Wash ington immediately. With that we left him and made our way back to his office. There we met Miss Wld mayer, and Bernard O'Leary, of the electricians union. "I will accompany the body back to Washington," O'Leary assured us. And on that assurance we returned to Washington leaving all the ar rangementa to O'Leary. This was on Monday, October 14. We waited Tuesday, Wednesday. and Thursday, but the body did not arrive here. My wife was .in agony of suspense. - "Hurry out to Rock Creek Ceme tery." said a voice over the telephone to me on Friday morning. I dldTrt know who It was talking and I do not know yet who It was. My wife and I hurried out to the cemetery. All was In readiness for the burial. A metallic coffin waa brought to (he graveside. A label on the cof- Famous Diamonds 'The Hope" Every one is familiar with the famous "ill luck" that has travelf d with this diamond. It having over ten owners since its discovery and each one having some bad luck thrust upon them while owning it The "Hope" is a beautiful blue" stone, weighing 44 carats and valued around $125,000. Another i"3 the "Green Diamond" located in the Green Vault in Dresden, weighing 48Vj carats. Another unique specimen is a 10-carat jolid red diamond in the crown jewels of Russia. BURNSTINES DIAMONDS Ancfthi runuim r-BS na 361 PEfltKA, AVE. PHOWE UtiUH S383 GId Silver nnA Pliifinnir fnrrhrtNCtl for Mnnttfaclnrtme. PurjMm. fin read: "Charles Noble, pied of pneumonia. Bo not oepn." My, wife ordered the superintend ent to open the coffin, as she had a premonition that the body in the cot- ' fin. was not that of her son. The i superintendent replied that he could only open .the coffin by obtaining per mission from the Board of- Health. -If that body is burleo without my seeing it, I will come out here to night and dig it up," my wife said. Finally permission was obtained from the Board of Health and the coffin opened. "That Is no my son. I knew It wasn't," said Mrs. Moran as the cof fin, was opened. "Why did they" ship this body when they knew It was not my boyr "I have never seen this man be fore." . - The coffin contained the body of a man about 60 years old, who had been dead .at least' two months. Then the' strain began to tell on my wife. "There" Is some deception some where," she sobbed,, "why didn't they ship my boy's body!" Takes to th'eMorgne. ' The body was taken to the morgue here. My wife and1 I hurried to the morgue and met Mr. CLeary and a man who had worked with Charlie. "That is not Charlie's body." said the man as he vlewede the body. "I knew him Intimately In life and should know him In death." "I have made a mistake, X guess," said CLeary. The body Is still at the morgue unclaimed, and probably will be cremated today. On Wednesday, October 23, Detec tive Charles Mullen, Attorney Louis Ottenberg and myself went to Balti more. We were' told by Undertaker Turner that he had shipped tbe body that was- Identified by both Miss Wld maye'r and 'CLeary; to Washington and that he had made no mistake. We are quite certain that the body Mm ti rilarvt tttmm ! nnf VnM We are doubtful about the body of Henry Luts. My wife and I Jdentl fled the so-called Lutz body as that of Noble. But before Noble died he cut his throat, and neither my. wife nor I saw any cuts or marks of any, kind on tbe body. Lutrs boay cannot be Noble's body because several mem bers of the Lutz family arid friends of Lutz Identified Lutz's body aa Lutz. Now. where Is the body of Charles Noble? I I First Lieut. Richard S. Gessford, twenty-three years old, son of Inspec tor Harry L. Gessford. of the police department, was wounded In France while leading his platoon of tne "Wildcat Division," In on of the re cent drives. In a cablegram recetvea by his father today, he says, "I was wounded slightly In the hip, but do not worry- . . Lieut. Gessford Is In the Thirtieth Division, with the District National Guard, brigaded with Pershing. He commands the first platooon In Com pany K. of the USth Infantry, and has been in France since early in May. Before ,golng Into one of the big battles recently he wrote to his father as follows: "I am going over the top. leading my command In a little while, when the bell signals the zero hour. I expect to come back unscratched but If you don't hear from me soon, you will know I have done my all for my country and you. Our ob jective Is a slice of the HIndenburg line, and we will get It." Later he wrote that he had reach ed his object and gone even fur ther, unharmed. ADVERTISEMENT As Spanish Influenza Is" an exaggerated form of Grip. LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets should be taken in lancer doses than is prescribed for ordi nary Grip. A Rood plan is not to wait until yon are sick, but PRE VENT IT by taking LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets in time. gXCirT" GESSFORD IS WOUNDED IN AC I y y rrpelouftJBlones idsndPurohsd K. C. B.'s TOWN TOPICS -L. HE HADlPT many friends. THE BOT rm going to tell yon about. ' , BECAUSE HE was quiet. . AND XATBE bashful . AND WHEBE he lived. HE MADE so company. OF THE other boys. AND HE had no clubs. LIKE the other boys. , . . AND IT may .hare been. THAT SOMETIMES he worried. ' . . . BECAUSE HE had no friends. s BUT nr he did. HE LET.no one know. AND WEST his way." . . AND THE first draft came. AND HE was called. AND JUST as Quietly. . - AS HE had lived. he sxirrED away. WHEN THE morning came. TO 'leave for camp. , ' AND THE only good-bys. WERE TO those' at home. . AND OUTSIDE of his home. HE WASNT missed. ' AND BCT for the star. """" ' THAT THE window held. THE STREET- never knew. m THAT HE had. been. OR HAD gone away. ' j .' AND DOWN at his. camp. WHERE HE was but one. OF THE army of men., m ' WHO WERE drilled each day. nE did the work. nE WAS given to do. . AND DTD It well. AND NEVER complained. . V AND WHEN leave came. HE WOULD slip away. Bustaesa Hears 10 A. M. to a P. M. EN who M The assortment is sobroad that men tastes can be fitted and pleased. Bidetr& AND COKE back home. TO THE brownstone front. ' ON THE city street. AND HE'D go again. WHEN HIS leave was up. " . AND THE street Wouldn't know. . - THAT HE -had been -back. , OR HAD gone again.' . AND THE camp wouldn't know. THAT HE had gone . . .' . OR COXE back again. . EXCEPT FOR. his name. . WHEN THE roll was called. ' ' ' . . . AND MONTHS went by. AND 'I'llKHK came the day. WHEN BARRACK bags. WERE ORDERED packed. AND AFTER that. HE NEVER came home. - AND A card brought wont " THAT HE was In France. . AND TESTERDAT. A LETTER came. AND HIS. Major said.- THAT HE had died. RIGHT UP In front. AS HEROES die. AND THEVLL put; a gold star, 'ON THE "service flag.'-'- AND THE street wijn't know. WHO IT was that died. V - AND HE won't be missed. ' , ETl.'KHT TN hls'homei ' . WKIU.TIUI war is done. , AND 'THE boys come back. I THANK you- BRUGES SHOPS REOPEN. Ordinary life is being resumed In Belgium, according to diplomatic ad vices here today. Trains have started running Into Bruges and shops are reopening and displaying food anil other goods which escaped German confiscation. &l$k!dtW3iy Has No Equal in Its Presentation of. Men's Suits at $35 are keen judges of quality, service-giving' tailoring and style, will find all for in these suits at $35. wfaet'&) maemTmtlESmW&BBBBfmBmTtmMimBmi ' The Avl'iihc at Ninth (Continued from First Page.) never go back to the conditions whleJ) existed prior to our entrance Into the mighty struggle. "After this war the people wM take on new dignity. What labor earns will find Its way into the pock ets of labor. New conditions will im pose new duties. Political shibbo leths that men heeded In 1012-1918 are as dead as the mummies pf Egypt, and 'public men who try to galvanize- them wilt be Interred la the catacombs that overtook the Salt river. War rnaaaaieata. This war Is fundamental. Its ef fect will be to change everything. Trade and commerce and finance will seek new and broader fields and men aspire to nobler standards. The large returns from farm and factory will not go to the few, but will be apportioned to men of 'brain and brawn In proportion to the value of their contribution. There will be a more equitable division between cap ital and labor. But no Bolsheviklsm, no failure to protect alike property and labor, no class domination that lends Itself to Injustice or wrong will be permitted to flourish oa this continent- "There will be no place In this new world for the leadership either of timid men or those who grasp st tbe shadows of Issues which the war has relegated to the scrap heap. The man who prates ot doctrines good In an isolated country will have empty benches for an audience. "During the war we have-not hesi tated at any action, no matter how 4 radical it was regarded in other times, that would help to win the war. We have employed weapons both ancient and modern. The Javelinof the cave dweller baa its place with the latest concoction of poisonous gas.. Even so. -In the new time now shortly at hand'our real leaders will be those with a vision, and men who do not hold to the new spirit of an equality and Justice for alL men can never again occupy the seats, or power. Most Purge America. "We most purge America of an class distinction, of every vestige of privilege, of every hoary-headed tra dition that fetters justice. It must be a democracy such, as Jeffcrsea. formulated and LJncoIn. enforced. "The telephone and telegraph irfU probably be a permanent part ot the postal service. The lessons of sanita tion and war on drink and immoral disease will Insure to the civilian population as great care and as strenuous effort la the .methods of prevention and cure as war has taught are needed for the men under - They will have little patience with the how-notto-do-Its and the bct ter-stlek-to-the-old-way apostles and apologists. Men who have dug trenches under the Are of the enemy, stood onAdestroyers unafraid' when struck by torpedoes, endured priva- tlon in the armies, and tolled ta weariness on farm and In factory to win tbe war these 'men trill base their creed upon Wilson's fourteen demands. They will pay little heed to men. who wish to build high walla to make an isolated. America or turn national wealth Into selfish chan nels-.-. M 1 Boy War Sarins Stamps teday sad provide for -jour furore. JSasJsSjBBlpmK&PssBBBBBBBa B 1 Amy aztd Navy Uatfsrnsa geld at Aetna! Cast' . v- they are looking of all types and - - : -.