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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS: CHATTANOOGA, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, J018.
13 STREET CAR MEN AGAIN FORM LOCAL UNION SAID TO HAVE 150 NOW ENROLLED MEN Day Shift Meets Friday Will Affiliate With Trades and Labor Council. Convincing proof that IochI carmen are of tin unionised was had Friday morning when a la if number o( the nlcht platform men gathered In the labor hall en Buat Eighth itreet and were obligated aa members of the lo cal division. Thla division la a brunch of tho Amalaamattd Aaaoclntton of Street and Eleotrlo Hallway Employe of America. The day men will hold a meeting Friday nlcht. The charter which the former union nnd was retalneil and Will be used by the new organisation. The meeting Friday morning i tho first that hat been held. An soon us the member are obligated und oihrr preliminaries concluded onions and ommltteea will be elected. It Is claimed that almost 160 platform men of the t'hottanooga, Railway and Light com pany are members of the union. Thla number Is aald to contain tome of the old men who did not come out when the second strike was called Inst fall. The carmen's union Is not yet afflll nted with the Chattanooga Trades nnd 1-abor council, but will likely take that tep at an early date. C. P. Colbert, president of the previous union. Is now nn organizer for the amalgamated as sociation, and has been working for some tlma to orgsnlse the men again. Colbert was a conductor for the car company for n number of years. While the matter of organisation WM kept onlet for a time, reports have been filtering through the veil of Itfrsny for aevernl days. What move will be made when the work of organisation has been perfected Is not divulged. HENRY V. GRADY LEAVES PROPERTY TO HIS WIFE The will of the late Henry V. Urady was probated In the county court clerk's office Friday morning. The will appointed tho American I tank nnd Trust company trustee and mode the wife, Rehekgh U Grady, the benefi ciary. The amount of the eatate was not stated. The will was signed Sept. 10, UK, nnd was witnessed by !. I Ault. Mi Y. Roberta and E. V. Chnpln. Mr. Grady was one of Chattanooga's best known and most popular young men and his death caused a great deal of sorrow. 13,676 HEN BETWEEN AGES OF 18 AND 45 REGISTERED HERE FOR SERVICE Slightly Under Predictions White Registrants Total !,873; Negroes, 3,700 Heavy Registration in Rural Sections Shows Movement Back to Farm. ICE COMPANY WANTS TO INCREASE CAPITAL Application was made for an ln i lease in their capital stock by the Homo Ice company Krlday morning in the county court. The capital was in creased to 110,000. The Incorporators nre: Will J. Cotter. V. U nigks, Frank Itettlg, T. n. Treston and T. Popo Shepherd. AUGUST REGISTRATION ADDED 157,963 MEN Washington, Sept. 33. Registration on Aug. 24 of men who had reached "1 years since June 5 last added 15", !t4 men to the nation's manpower enrollment, the provost marshal an nounced today. This was just forty eight less than the advance estlmnte of 158.011. Most of those found Avail able for military service In this group will b on the way to camp this month. The Aug. 24 registration In south ern states was as follows: Alabama, 3.914; Arkansas, 2.7B7 ; Florida, 1,251; deorgta, .9i: lCcntnckv, 3.771; Lnula thyna, 2,698; Mississippi, 2.680; North Carolina. 3,831 ; South Carolina. 2,582; Tennessee. S.S10; Texas, 7,334; Vir ginia, 3,385. Registration returns from the vari ous precincts In the city and county show a total of 13,ITt reglstranta of which there wera M7s whites, and 3,700 negroes. These totals Include the smsll number of aliens, orientals, etc. The largeat Im-rease waa indicated in the country or farming districts where the registration was much heavier than In the June, 1117, registration. This Indicates thai there la a movement "back to the farm." Registration returns were gotten In It) most cases arly In the morning snd owing tu the excellent work of the registrars snd thoso who helped by copying duplicates of every original registration card, everything was In excellent shape for filing. The East Luke precinct was decidedly the larg est in the jurisdiction of county board No. and 'the reglatrara there wero swamped. Registration took place In the school building nnd Pr. sfDls, the principal, adjourned school for the day In order that the registrants might not be hindered. All of the members of the faculty. Including about twenty In number, offered their services and wero used to make dupllcatea of the regis tration cards, which they did until a late hour last night. The work of the ladles, whether, as registrants, copyists or whatever they did. was declared by tha chief regis trars of every precinct to bo of the highest order. Mrs. Joe V. Williams furnished the noon mesl for u regis trars of North Chattanooga while the ladles of the Red Cross and Rervluc league furnished and served tho sup per. Mrs. I. R. Colvllle. Miss Doro thy Lynda and Miss Dorothy Murphy helped the registrars in this precinct. Although the total number of regis trants fell short of the predictions of 14.000, In some of the precincts, others went above the predictions and alto gether the registration was about as high as predicted. I'reclnel. First ward... Second word. . Th rd ward Fourth ward sixth ward Totals City Beard No. 1. While. I.I7U 44! 231 . 71 til Colored. 17 i 491 Hi Total. i.iit Iti (: 431 1.343 l.tOS 3.713 I'ho dini'ioncs In the added total of the whlto and colored as i-ompxred ulth tlx laat total Is caused by tha nislxtralloii of some aliens. Orientals. Indians, etc. City Board No. : rreclnrt Whits. Colored. Tots! Fifth ward ... Seventh wind . I. in luh waul .. Ninth ward ... Tenth ward Eleventh wsid Totals County Precinct. v (forth halts. .. ratling Watsr . . Hlxson Home's Store... Gold Point Daisy 8oldy Rale Creek Montlske Mowbray Hakewell Kalrmount Signal Mountain 4M tsti m 3!(t 797 Ill 4SS m in 113 ii 1.393 Board No. 1. hits. Colored. 7M SI 114 30 40 131 179 142 40 42 71 32 61 Totals 1.199 County Bosrd N rrecinci. While Avondsle r. tit Alton Park 115 Bartlebsueh 13 Dudley's Shop ,. II B. C'hstts.. No. 1 291 B. Chstta.. No. 3 172 fhlrkaniaugu Bast Lake . . . Bast Side .... Lookout Mount Mission Rklge. Orchsrd Knob , 61. Blmo, No. 1 St. Elmo. No. 3 Sunnyslde Wauhalchle .. Tyner Whorley Through mall Totals OranU totals 42 sr.a 74 60 79 II lit isr. 13 73 S3 16 114 .3.938 .9J73 62 I It 19 4 i )4 Is. t. Colored 4 30 17 74 10 It 17 IS II 3oS II JS 19 f 14 1 tl 73 sItoo 174 i 713 114 541 533 113 4.1K-J Total. 116 ii 130 30 41 141 SOI 140 44 41 17 JJ 2,013 ! Total. I 215 , Mil 1 TO 15.1 not in ! IT oio i Ts! 13 9; 3191 231 ! Ill ' 102 Football Approved War Department AnnouucoB It Will Mot Interfere With Sport. Washington, Kept, 13. Football programs for this fall a OOllageS and universities with army student training cofps units will nut be Interrupted by the war di'pai tinsnt, except wheru they actually would interfere with the military training, Protests which began k, reach members of rongirss yesterday ugalnst the action of an officer of Hi. training corps servlc i In ad vising Hint football schedules bo uhamlruicil, drew un ofliolal state ment from the war detainment t i day that no such step had been nut In. i in .1 On the contra i . It wna stated that tho educational Institu tions would bu advised formally to continue their athletic schedules without permitting .hem to curtail tho nn, ii. ii v course. STANDING ROOM ONLY LEFT IN RUSSIAN CtTY OF VLADIVOSTOK 7a 37 133 3.161 1 37676 RESERVE STOCKS OF OIL GREATLY DEPLETED Production Mot Keeping Pace With Consumption Protests Against Heavy Taxation. Washington, Sept. II. Reserve stocks of crude oil In the United States arc being depleted at a rate of 60.000 barrels a day, Judge Henry Covington, representing oil Interests, told tho sen ate finance committee this afternoon. "There Is a very substantial short age of crude oil," he said. "Oil pro duction Is not keeping pace with con sumption. The only reason the oil In terests have been able to supply the amount snd variety of products they have was the existence of a vast re age of 1,000,000 barrels may be ex perieu irom the ruel administration. He offered a resolution lnrmlrinr nf ! the bureau of mines how the enactment of the oil leasing bill, now deadlocked In conference, would help to counteract the present oil shortage. It was pass d without objection. THURMAN DAVIS REPORTED MISSING Former Ohattanoof an Had Only Been Two Weeks in Trenches. Sister Here. GERMANY M THE INNOCENT AND ATTACKED PARTY Von Payer Says Al' Prewar Possessions Must Bo Re stored to Central Powers. Amsterdam, Sept. 12. Reiterating that Uermany "as the Innocent and at tacked party" In the war, had a right to demand indemnification, l-'rledrlch Von 1'nyer, the German imperial vice chancellor in his gpeeuh today at Stuttgart, said that "we prefer on calm reflection, and even with our ow n favor hie military situation, to aban don this Idea." Turning to tho question of the occu pied territories, tht, vice-chancellor said thut as a preliminary condition of peace for Uermany and her allies, those nations must have nil their pre war possessions. Including tho Ger man colonies, I'M i Then Grrmuny, he declared, could evacuate the occu pied regions and could give back Hnl gluin without oncumluanco and with out reserve piovlding no other state was more favorably placed in regard to Belgium than was Germany. Russia, lie thought, might have re mained in capable exinlenco If she had granted tolerable conditions to the en slaved races by a federal constitution. "She collapsed." tho vice-chancellor said, "because ahe could not maintain Internal cohesion. Our victories and those of our allies now have given the eubjecls of that colossal empire nn op portunity to liberate 'hrmeelves." It Wt Unthinkable. Tho vice-chancellor suid It waa un thinkable that Germany would con tribute to the restoration of the des potic Russian empire which, by its mere existence, always menaced the world. "We cannot hand over l!unrt to Russia." he added, "nor cart we assist In having Finland again placed under the Russian yoke, We cuimot Unvc to their fate the border states whieh lie oa tha German frontier and the Vladivostok (Via Toklol, Aug. 24. (Correspondence of the A. I'.) Theln ilux of foreigners Incident to the land ing of ullled troops has filled Vladi vostok, already overcrowded by the SJItive populutlun, almost to the point of standing room only. Y. M. C. A. workers, American and .Inpnnese Red CiOss and the Amerlcua coi ps of rail road operatives have been put to It to tlnd places to sleep. A strunger entering Vladivostok face the prospect of walking the streets and sleeping, in the open unless he Is fortunate enough to find triehds among some of the foreign churittihtt' eftnUIBBtlaBa and considers himself extremely lucky to be provided with :i mattrcKN and blanket on the floor nf some vacant building;. Kvery vacant hOUae Of apartment hai been secured either outright W under option by rep resentatives of tho ullled powers to bouse the staffs of incoming forces. Plenty of Barraoks. Fortunately Vladivostok has always been a heavily garrison, d town and there Ii plenty of barraelcs room; and the Red Cross doctors ami nurses are will provided for on Russian Island, ii beautiful wooded tract across the hay, There, a comparatively new hos pital bulldliiK with a capacity uf 150 bids, has been turned over to the American Red Gross and has been rc lltted throughout with teds and np- pafatui brought from Japan, A hair tlor.en Japanese doctors and a corps ot Japanese, nurses are In attendance upon seventy occupants Csechs and Slovaks, who have hitherto been I'hniges hi tho officers and turn of a I'nlted States naval vessel its an im provised hospital housed In u dock Warehouse, Winn organisation of the Russian ISlMd hospital Is completed there will be efficient surgical and medical wauls with nullities for treatment el sye, ear. nOSt and throat diseases. Cou tujtlous cases will be treuteil in the Russian marine hospital under Cseoh Slovak control. Jap Model Hospital. Serviceable ntnluilanccx are being contrived by tho naval mechanics oiil of motor Ionics and two complete hospltul trains will soon tie put In com mission. The Red Cross Is expected to Ogre for the sroH and wounded from I tho lliitlsh contliwnt of troops, who arrived with no hospital facilities. The .lupancae. on the contrary, have secured and remodeled a Russian hospltul with adeuuate facilities In the outskirts of tho town for the care of their own men. The French contingent has an army medical service of their own, but will be dependent more or less upon the American and Japanese hospital facilities, Y. M. C. A. Most Helpful. Tho branch of service which has proved most helpful to date Is the army Y. M. C. A. Supply and club ears have uccoinpunicd each oontlngont of troops distributing bread, tea, cot fee, chocolate, cigarettes, tobacco, matches at cost price to the lighting men of the nllled columns anil to the Citechs and Slovaks all along the Mm oven to the foremost positions. W. C. T. U. CONVENTION WILL BEJJELD OCT. 4-7 Patriotic Program Planned and Meeting Expected to Break Records. The thirty-seventh annual conven tion of the Women's Christian Tern perance union of tho state of Tennes- i M ill be held 111 the Methodist church in MoKBSll Oct. 4-7. The convention will open Friday aft ernoon at I o'clock. The executive committee, composed of all tho state officers, secretary of the Young I'copte's branch, I.. T. I secretary, editor, of Open Door, stato superintendents, state organisers, finance committee, county and local presidents, will meet at 1-:S In con vention church Oct. 4. A fine program Is being arranged and speakers of national reputation, besides many noted women nnd men of Tennessee, will have place on the program. The keynote nf the convention will he Christian patriotism, and this con vention will go down In history as tho most patriotic meeting ever held by this organisation. llaltie to be subjected against their will to Russian Imperialism or thrown ' Into the perils ot civil war und an- urchy. Advantage to World. "In fact, these stutes having come to an understanding with us as those most nearly Interested, can only be an advantage to the world, and wo can never permit anyone to meddle with us in this mutter from the standpoint of the present Fiiropcan balance of power or rather lliitlsh predominance." llerr Von 1'nyer asserted that Ger many had peace In the pnst and would not submit to the entente for Its ap proval or alteration the pence .reatles with tho Ukraine, Russia and Runfunla. bulge of the court of appeals, succeed ing Judge Frank Harwell. Earlier returns Indicated Harwell's nomination. PONT D'NIEPPE. NEAR BELGIAN BORDER. TAKEN London, sept, is British troops on the Flanders front have captured Tent D'NIeppe, near the IVigtnn border, c aordlng to Information from tho bfttllo null lull, ni i i iiimhI, This advance was carried out on the noimern wing or the i.ys salient north west of Armentlores. SEIZURE OF METZ IRON FIELDS WOULD BE BLOW Washington. Sept. IS. Tho number of American troops engaged In the St. Mlhlel offensive has not been officially reported, members of the house mili tary committee were told today by war department ofllclal at their weekly conference. Detailed explanation ol the results of the opening day of the drive was given to the committeemen by members of tho general staff. Although It was not Officially stated that tho Iron fields about tho strongly fortified city of Slot are the objoct of the attack, it was pointed out that should these be occupied, tho result to the Germans would be serious. It 1 estimated that nbout 80 per cent, of the German Iron came from this district. ALEXANDER W. STEPHENS ELECTED TO COURT OF APPEALS Atlanta, tla.. Sept. ft. AIM W. Ste phens has received tho nomination for PLANE CRASHES TO EARTH; CHICAGO MAN KILLED Fort Worth. Tex.. Sept. 13. Lieut. C. R. Janes, of Chicago, was instantly killed, nnd an enlisted man named I.antz. fatally injured here today when their airplane crashed to earth In a spin. Lantz died shortly nfter the accident. ASKED TO EXPLAIN "QASOI.INEI.es. SUNDAY" Washington, sei.t. is. Oflidsis of the rutted States foal administration are to he asked In spoei'- liefore the senate finance conunUiie to give their reason for the "gasollneloss Sunday" order, and lo explain the general condition of tho market. This announcement was made by Sen ator I'enrose it s meeting of the com mittee this afternoon. Penrose said tho Pennsylvania cosl mines were losing ono day's work a week from the mines "be cause of their Inability to travel by au tomobile Sunday to visit friends snd relatives." due to the Oarfleld gasoline order. Where Can I Find Relief From Itching, Terrifying Eczema? This Question Is Ever on the Lips of the Afflicted. Eczema, Tetter, Erysipelas, and other terrifying conditions of tho skin, are deep-seated blood diseases, and appli cations of sslves, lotions nnd washes can only afford temporary relief, with out reaching the real seat of the trouble. But juat because local treat men thas dotin you no good, there Is no reason to despair. Y'ou simply have not sought tho proper treatment, that it within your reach. You have the experience of others who have suffered ns you have to guide you to a prompt riddance of blood and skin diseases. I.'o matter how ter rifying the Irritation, no matter how unbearable the itching and burning of thn skin, S. S. S. will promptly reach tho scat of the trouble and forever rout from tho blood every irace of the disease. Hist ua It has for others who haVS suffered iis you have. This grand blood remedy has been used for more than fifty yonra, and you have only to give It a fair trial to bo restored to perfect, health. Our chief medical .dvlser Is an authority on blood and skin disorders, and he will take pleasure In giving you such advlco as your Individual case mny need, absolutely without cost. Wiile today, describing your case, to Medical Department, Swift Speclfta Co., 434 Swift Laboratory, Atlanta. Ga. Thurman Davis is reported tnlaslng In action. An official notice was received bv tho soldier's KiMfetv Mr, 1) M iHim. ... I serve. Now this reserve is rapidly be- J51 Vine street, this city, simply say ing exhausted, ing that the boy was reported "miss-1 Unless the heavy tnxntlon of oil ing" on the tiring line on Aug. 6. producers provided In the house reve- Young Davis wns formerly a resi- MM bill Is removed by the senate, said dent of Chattanooga, though for tho Judge Covington, there will be no new, ,,aBt few years he had made Mlnnoap- productlon as a result of exploration 0iis. Minn., his home. Ho was sent! and new development. from Minneapolis with the selectmen "At a time when our demnnds are to fnmr. ,'ndv l-minr M M i i growing we are headed for a genulac i training thero he sailed for France shoi tsgo of crude On of gigantic pit- jIlue Atmnrentlv. his experiences portionN," Judge rovinrton id. Senntor Walsh, ff Montnrm, crave no tice that a new report showing: a short- G. W. Bass, Car Inspector, Enjoys Good Health Again VI-TO-NA Brings Him From Rundown Con dition to Normal Health. HE PRAISES VI-TO-NA. "Kidney and stomach trouble, that was It," said Mr. G. W. Bass, ear Inspector of the Georgia railroad, and whose residence Is 225 South Whltford avenue, Atlanta, Ga. "I suffered from kidney trouble so long I tried so fnnny kinds or medicines and got. no relief until I just thought 1 would bavo to go through life enduring those awful pains In my back Rheumatism had roe also. Yee, sir, my Joints pained me something terrible. I wns naturally nervous from all this, so night was no welcome visitor to me, for I could not sleep. 1 had no appetite and my stomach was in such bad condition I couldn't cat even the feW things my appetite called for. "How about me now? Well, take a look at me come down to the house and watch 1ne eat nt meal time I can eat anything I want, and as much as I want, with no bud after effects. "Kidney trouble! Oh, yes, that's all gone, too; no sign of It, nnd now I sleep Just fine and dandy. "Just got to give VI-TO-NA credit for the whole business nothing else but VI-TO-NA it's the best ever." Now, Isn't tha a good statement, coming ns It does from a clean cut square fellow like Mr. Bassf It Just proves that VI-TO-NA is a positive success and LEADS the rest follow. VI-TO-NA Is On sale In Chattanooga exclusively by Jo Anderson Drug Co. and in Fast Chattanooga by Sherman Heights Drug Co.; by Alton rark X'harmncy In Alton Parjf. Tenn. In the trenches came Immediately, as ine iiatc on which he is reported miss ing was only two weeks after his ar rival. It Is, of course, possible that he ws captured nnd still lives. Expressive of young Davis' eagerness to do his bit In France, shortly beforo the date set for him to sail he was designated, along with eleven others, ns a group of noncommissioned officers who were assigned to remain behind and Instruct new draft men. He Im mediately went to his captain and pleaded to be sent across. Thurman would have heen If) yenrs old Sept. 12. Seven years ago he was In the grocery business here with his uncle, Jnmes O, Olerson, on Carter street. When last heard from he was with Compnny 12, Camp Cody. June replacement division of Infantry. One brief letter wna received by his sister here saying that he had arrived safely "over there" and was nt King George camp July IB. TWO DEATHS CAUSED BY SPANISH INFLUENZA Boston, Sent. 13. Two deaths from I Spanish Influents were reported early to i day. Isaac A. simlth, of Willow Springs, Mo., died at the William A. Brooks enter I gency camp St Corey Hill. The other death was that Of David H. McDoUgal, of ' vjulncy, Mats. McDougal wns tha first I victim of the disease In Uulncy. and was ill only forty-eight hours. ' Smith was a shipping board apprentice. Pressing Clothes Is As Much An Art As Making Them We claim that to properly and thor oughly press any kind of garment it must he done on a Hoffman sanitary steam clothes pressing machine. This method produces the natural body shape in clothes of every de scription, raises the nap, brings out the color, gives tho gnrment an ap pearance of newness and causes it to last much longer. Let us convinoe you. We Give Profit-Sharing Coupons Star Dry Cleaning Co. 104 EAST SIXTH STREET Phone Main 4768 RAILROAD AND WIRE WORKERS DEFERRED LIST Washington, Sept. IS. Regional di rectors of the railroad administration were Instructed today to claim deferred draft reclassification for ra.lroad gen eral officers, shopmen, trainmen, skilled yardmen, road and maintenance of way foremen nnd skilled workers, telephone and telegraph operators and other es sential employes. MINNESOTA REGISTRANTS ORDERED ENTRAIN OCTOBER St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. II. A draft call for 2.789 registrants from Minne sota to entrain Oct. 7 to 11. was re ceived today from Washington. The remaining men In class one ,111 be Inducted in this draft. Private Alfred Wagner. Funeral services over the body of Private Alfred Wagner, of motor com pnny No. 14, Camp Greenleaf annex, I who died Thursday morning, will be I held from Chapman's chapel Satur ' day morning nt 9:10. The body will 1 bg sent to Philadelphia. Tn., for In j torment. A band and escort will nc , company the body to the train. ATLANTA REOISTSIATION I I 25,926 FOR SERVICE i I Atlanta, Ga., Sept. IS. With hands ! pluvlng and soldiers snd civilians pa radlng the streets yesterday tfi,6ltt At- Isntsns registered yesterday in tho 18 lo 45 call. GOVERNOR OF BRITISH HONDURAS VICTIM OF SPIES I Mobile. Ala.. Sept. II. Governor Hart itennett, of British Honduras, died Sept. 8 at Belize from Injuries received In a recent disastrous fire. This Information was contained I in a letter to J. W. Glovet, of Mobile. The governor was struck By a falling flsgstsn and Injured 1 about the head. The letter further Mat ed that the Are was caused by German spies and that It was described that when firemen tried to use the hose It was so badly cut water could not be gotten on I the tire through them. ! RECORD WAR STAMP SALES. Albany, N. Y 8ept II. ft N. B.) Postofflce employes here claim a record seller of thrift snd war savings stamps In one of their number. Edward G. Alns worh. a letter carrier. Ainsworth has nl rendy sold over 175.000 worth Of stamps i end declares he hasn't really started yet, IMot of his stamps have been sold before snd aftee hours. He has established sub agencles on his own responsibility. How Much Longer Can Germany Fight ? We must beware of being too happy over the trouncing Germany is getting on the Western Front. Victory is coming, but the earlier we expect it the later it will arrive. While "we are on the last lap and close to the winning post," to quote a French leader, at the same time we are reminded that it is in the last part of the race that a runner must make his supreme effort. "Should the German military command decide to have the war carried into Germany and seek to delude the people into a frantic last resistance at or beyond the Rhine, upon the plea that they are actually fighting for the . Fatherland and to drive the invaders from the sacred soil," remarks the Boston American, "the Huns might prosecute the war still for" a long time to come." The leading article in THE LITERARY DIGEST this week September 14th carefully weighs the result of the Allies' victorious push during the past several weeks i and balances against their successes a computation of the further fighting strength of the German armies, drawn from various sources. This article throws much light upon the present relative strength of both forces. Other features of interest in this number are : The New Taxes You Must Pay Uncle Sam to Win the War An Explanation of the New Revenue Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect Every Man, Woman, and Child in the Country Forging a New Hammer for Foch Defeatism Growing in Germany The Skeleton in the Huns' Cupboard Hay-Fever Resorts Our Waste of Fuel How the Germans Camouflage Roads Chesterton on the Fourth of July How Americans Put Chateau Thierry on the Map To Exchange Pulpit Orators How to Run a Hot Water Plant Economically (Prepared by the U. S. Fuel Administration) Many Half-tone Illustrations and War-time Rise in Living Costs Our Policy to Bulgaria Moslem View of Home Rule for India "Sea-Tanks" at Pola Handling Ships on Train Schedules Seeing the War Humorously Germany Strafes Her Statues The Kaiser and the Kaiser's Church Future Reward of the Soldier Current Poetry News of Commerce and Finance Reproductions of the Best Cartoons "The Digest" Serves At Home and At the Front A recent dispatch from American headquarters in France described our boys in the trenches as eager for news of the war, so much so that a dozen or more crowded together to read a single paper narrating the progress of the battles. We at home are no less anxious to learn how the fight is going ns a whole and how our soldiers are distinguishing themselves and incidentally lending a poignant interest to the reports from the front. To know the whole truth about the great struggle in France and Flanders there is nothing 60 helpful as to read the weekly accounts in THE LITERARY DIGEST, carefully gleaned from the most authori tative sources. You can first satisfy yourself of the actual facts in this way and then mail the magazine to one of these news-hungry American boys overseas. September 14th Number on Sale To-day All News-dealers 10 Cents When Yon Buy This Week's Number, Place An Order With Your Newsdealer for Next Week's Issue, Containing a Splendid Colored Map of Russia and Comprehensive Article Descriptive of the Russian Situation The FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY (Publishers of the Famous NEW Standard Dictionary). NEW YORK