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J s MANY FACES MISSING FROM THE OLD TOWN; : SOME IH RETURN The Folk at Home Will Remembir Them When Fourth Liberty Loan Campaigns Open Sept. 23. . Hat you noticed that the old town Isn't altogether what it used to TbeT That somehow there Is a differ ence when you go down the street? TThat the old places are more sub' clued and quiet; less busy and noisy? That (o where you will, the club, the fcowllng ally, the billiard parlor, any where, there Is the same subtle sense of change 1 The old voices no longer hall you With such eager challenge, such roy U welcome, such whole souled good fellowship; the old smiles no longer greet you so warmly and the old fcand claps on the shoulder no longer bring you the san6 old sense of com radeship an friendly Interest. Some thing seems to have slipped silently out 1f life. - " For scores of the old faces are tossing: faces that you knew and loved the best. They are "over there" in the khakl ulad ranks that are slowly pushing the gray Hun line backward toward Che Rhine. They are taking up the tiurden of clvlllzat'on, of democracy and freedom; the 11 Deration of a half world threatened with enslavement; -fie nerpetuatlon of onr own "national Jibenjr and safety. The overthrow tf KalserJom. . - - And some of them are never to eeac - - t: ' None of us will ever forget these nlpsTng faces; the faces of our friends, our brothers, , and sweet-liea-ts, our husbands and fathers. All f its will hope to welcome them Tiome again, triumphant from the fir ing line, the Jaws of death, the lit eral mouth of the inferno. . Nor must any of us forget them In Je coming Fourth Liberty Loan drive. ,- For It is to strengthen them and their fight, to hurry their ultimate victory and to speed their return that these bonds are to be offered. That and that alone. Remember these missing facea; these faces that we love. And begin at once your saving for the Fourth loan. ,. ... ... THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN It Will Open Its Campaign Sept. 28 and Will Close Oct. 19. The campaign for the Fourth Lib erty Loan will begin September 28 and close October 19. The remilt of the loan will be watched, with keen Interest In Europe, not only by our associates in the war against the Teu tonic powers but by our enemies. It will be regarded by them as a meas ure of the American people's support of the war. The Germans know full well the tremendous weight and significance of popular support of the war, of the people at home backing up the Army In the field. As the loan suueeeeds our enemies will sorrow; as it falls short they will rejoice. Every dol lar subscribed will help and encour age the American soldiers and hurt and depress the enemies of America. The loan will be a test of the loy alty and willingness of the people of the United States to make sacrifices compared with the willingness of our soldiers to do their part. There must be and -will be no failure by the peo ple to measure up to the courage and devo'Son of our men in Europe. Many of them have given up their lives; ehall we at home withhold our inoney? Shall we spare our dollars While they spare not their very lives? Her Specific Instructions. The sex Unit ltobert W. Chambers made famous is the same that delivers .telephone messages to spouses some thing like: "A man culled you up to- 'day 1 think his name was Smith, or Jones; no, it wasn't them something like that, unyway ; no, he 'didn't leave any message ; he said you were to call him up nt now when did he suy? Well, I forgot just when, but he left v his number; wait a minute, I put It down on a piece of paper-rjust wait till I get it; Oh, dear, I remember 1 mislaid It somewhere now ; well, any way, he said you were to callhiia up.' Chicago Evening PoK. ... Two Prize Captives. While on sentry duty one night one of the men at Camp Colt, who had been the butt of numerous company Jokes, halted two of hla worst tormen tors as they were endeavoring to slip Into camp after taps.' In response to hla challenge they stated that they were Kaiser Bill and Vou nindenburg. Thereiiiwn the 6entry called for the officer of the guard, reported his dis tinguished guests, and had the satis faction of seeing them headed directly . tor the guardhouse. . ' I f Three Crosses " If r ii : g 7 tk jm ilk . nMxgzw m Mr . a y;x r i n MLmymwmiAiLyic'jt wwuo w-" ' r- : 1 ll I 1 ERICJU HHHWB E GEN. MARCH SAYS WITH 4,000.000 KHAKI-CLAD YANKS THE HUN CAN BE VANQUISHED. MONEY IS SINEWS OF WAR Quickly Subscribing Fourth Liberty Loan Means Early Ending of War and Triumphant Victory. When the Germans began their tre mendous drive March 21 only 300.000 American soldiers were in France. The purpose of the enemy was to break tl-rough, reach the English Channel and thereby separate the English and French armies, so that the path tq Paris would be clear. They knew that the drive must be rushed, that it might be accomplished before the American army opuld be transported to Europe. iue oermans failed to reckon with tlie energy of the United States. The drive that, threatened to separate" th,e two allies forced a recognition of the need of getting a large force to Europe at once. It inspired the almost super human effort that resulted in the transportation of 1,600,000 fighting Americans to European battlefields. Additional drives launched by the Germans in the succeeding months emphasized the reasons for speed. Meantime preparation of United States troops were rushed. The fight ing men were transported at a rate of 2!i0,000 to 300,000 a month, in spite' of the submarine menace. The inrush of American troops gave Ihe Allied forces a new determination to hold. But while all this was going on the equally vigilant and desperate enemy realized that no time could be lost for a decisive blow before the new and fresh American troops were ready. Gradually the entry of United States troops Justified the faith of their French and English allieB. As the transports, loaded with vigorous soldiers who, six months prior, had been business men, clerks and me chanics, reached European shores they were placed In the lines. At Cantigny, at Vaux, at Balleau Wood, around Toul, In the Vosges, at Chateau Thierry, the American sol diers proved their mettle. With the entrance of those compara tively few troops it became apparent that the probability of success tor the Hun race was lessened as the number of American soldiers increased. This was amply shown aa the months passed, and the troops increased from 300,000 to more than 1,000,000. It was early in July that the Huns, appreciat ing that American troops were arriv ing In great numbers, but still believ ing the hour had not passed when they could successfully strike, launched ttelr last drive toward Paris. For sev eral, days they drove forward, gaining ground each day, until the American forces rushed in to stem th tlria nH J turned .the forward movement into a AND DOLLARS AR WINNING IRE WAR -'A J0 I rout. WEIle the American troops and influence were giving the Germans a reverse, Gen. Foch launched the coun ter attack between Soissons and Cha teau Thierry, resulting in a retreat of the Hun forces which amounted al most to a rout, and with it Joyfully startled the world. Following the recovering of a large part of the territory gained by the Germans, a successful counter attack farther north along the line was launched by the British. To the Allied hearts the best part of it is that the movement was carried on by the Allied forces with smaller num bers than the enemy forces were able to command. Six months ago it wou!.'. have been impassible for the same r.umber of Allied forces to have sue tessfully carried out such a movement. The Improved morale ' resulted from the appearance of American troops in numbers. As the United States forces arrived and demonstrated their fighting prow ess the Allied generals and masses realized the tide was turning and that success was not .far away.. ' It was not alone the American forceB, but the American dollars as well, that was accomplishing this re newal of confidence. The first, second and third- Liberty Lean issues have provided the sinews of war no less than the brave men who have been sent to the front. The men must be furnished ships fc transpor tation, for food, supplies and mujii tions. Without the dollars subscribed ..by the American people through the first thrfee Liberty Loans the success of American arms to date would have been impossible. The continued increase in transpor tation of American troops has demon strated that ,the larger the forces to defeat the Germans the sooner the conflict will be over. Gen. March, Chief of Staff of the United States Army, has said that the fighting forces of the United States must be increased to 4,000,000 men; To get that number of men ready, so as to shorten the war, will -equire billions of dollars. The American people will subscribe the Fourth Liberty Loan ae . cure in the knowledge that it means a speedy victory for American arms. one of Uncle Sam's Boys. Although he had twice been unable to make his way through a steam filled compartment, Walter D. McLea, a chief machinist's mate, national na val volunteers, United States navy, made a third go at It, and with suc cess. In doing this he prevented a much more serious accident, and for his valor has been commended by the secretary of the navy. The engine room had been filled with live steam when the breaking of the tiller carried away the exhaust lines of the steering engine. At the first alarm McLea tried to enter the compartment where the steam was escaping, but It was not until he had made three trips down the ladder, that he was success ful in stopping the flow. McLea went into the navy April 8, 1017, entering the naval volunteers at Brie, Pa.' ' Smoky City Sees Snakes. Pittsburgh. Charmed by the glar ing headlight of a standing automobile a flve-f oet snake, eight inches In cir cumference startled pedestrians In the downtown section recently. Po licemen were summoned andthe rep tile was dispatched. Its arrival In the business district remains a mystery to the police department -: II n LOUDER THAN ANY- THUNDER Modern Guns Make Noise That Is Far Above That of "Heaven's Artillery." Every bis noise Is compared to thunder, us if henven's nrtlllery were the greatest noise Imaginable. We speak commonly of "the thunder of the guns," and the poets have always spread themselves on the terrific can nonade of a thunder storm. But the plain fact is that man's artillery beats the clouds into fits, If the distance at which each can be heard is any cri terion of the Intensity and volume of sound. The gunfire In Flanders has been heard in London countless times, while It is quita impossible to say how far the famous mineburst on the Vimy ridge, produced by human agency, though not gunfire, could be heard. But it is doubtful whether the loudest thunder that ever pualed has been heard.20 miles away. One of the greatest thunder storms of recent years occurred in? the Itich mond area, hut not a sound of It reached London, and it is ou record that when the church, steeple of Lost withiel was destroyed by lightning to the .accompaniment of such, a ronr of thunder as the oldest inhabitant could not remember, no sound was heard SO miles, distant , The explanation of this seeming anomaly is possibly the fact that thunder 13 produced In the airandhc sound is conveyed by earth waves rather than by air waves. London Chronicle. OLDEST RUBBER BOOTS. Somewhere in print the other day we saw a statement that a Pennsyl vania man owns a pair of rubber boots which he bought 19 years ago and that another man in the same town had a pair that he bought 28 years ago, and that "both pairs of boots look like new and do not leak." A country editor "in Massachusetts saw the story and promptly claimed to be able to beat it. He bought a pair of rubber boots in his own town 40 years ago and has used them more or less every year since, and they are still in good condition. Now we suppose that this rubber boot competition will go on until somebody claims to have a pair that came over in the Mayflower and are still in first-class condition after 298 years of practically continuous use. Providence Journal, Why We Hear Heart Throbs. ' The cause of the sound of normal heart beats has not been definitely ascertained. There are normally two sounds the first, which is called systolic, is dull and somewhat pro longed; It Is followed quickly by the second, called diastolic, which Is shorter and sharper. A pause follows the second sound. It Is supposed that the vibration and closure of the valves between the auricles and ventricles la one of the causes of the first sound; the contraction of the ventricles, or the. striking of the-heart against the walls of the chest, may be the cause. The second sound is known to be caused by (he vibration produced by. the closure of the semilunar valves. YOUR 01 FLESH AND BLOOD NEEDS HELP OVER THERE TUB oilUlTinu DEPENDS ON THE ARMY OF 6,000,000 THAT UNCLE SAM IS RAISING. TO TAKE FLOWER OF AMERICA Billions of Monev ReaulraH Pnu rly Equip and Care for the Forces That Are Fighting Your Battles. uncie Sam is rapidly preparing for an increase of his fighting forces to an aggregate strength of 5,000,00 men. This was the figure agreed upon in the Paris conference of sev eral months ago as necessary to av speedy allied control of the situation, and eventual victory for allied arms, America alone could produce thm men. France already has put practically every" available man In the ranks. England has drawn upon her man power to a point that is beginning to make Itself felt In the production of war munitions. Belgium has all of her little remnant of population lined up along the front almost to a man. And Italy has all she can do to car for herself. This five million will represent the flower of America's fighting materials Upon It will depend to -flo smalt degree the ultimate issue of the war. To it all Europe will be lookup? In eager expectation from the moment: It takes the field aggressively. It i expected to be the straw that will break the Prussian camel's back. We must do our full duty by that five million in the next loan. And in doing this we must not over look this fact. In Its ranks will be thousands and thousands of boys who are now at home. Some of these will be from our own firesides. They will be our boys In literal truth. No long er will that army be an Impersonal unit It will be made up largely of our own flesh and bood. Every time you buy a bond you will be lending .to your own. For tew households ' will escape the combing; process of the next draft. Don't forget this. The Fourth Lib erty Loan campaign opens Sept. 28, Your country and your sons need your help. If you have a son eligible for serv' ice, look him over-before you de cide upon the amount of your pur-, chase. ... You'd give a good deal more thai will be asked Of you to have him safely back. ( And the better prepared that army Is the sooner it wilf finish Its work? the less danger he will .be subjected ' to; the quicker he will return. . .' n . . i . u . i..A ...mtHn i - - v and your boy. Get ready ' to do it early. PATRIOTISM AND PER CENT nterest Rate on Fourth Liberty Loan Fixed at Per Cent. Secretary McAdoo has definitely announced that the Fourth Liberty Loan bonds will bear U 14 per cent interest. ' The Secretary has been insistent that the Government interest rate should be stabilized at 4 per cent He points out that a raise in the rate of interest of only one-fourth of 1 per cent on $10,000,000,009 of Government bonds would mean an annual increase of $25,000,000 In Interest charges, and that this money woj.d have to be raised by Increased taxation and paid by the people of ' the country. It would not be paid by one class only, because there are consumption as well as other kinds of taxes, and s the consumption taxes reach" every class of people. "As an Intelligent people," said Sec retary McAdoo during the Third Lib. erty Loan 'campaign, "we should now make a stand for the financing of oui Government during the period of this war at a stabilized rate of interest, say at 4 14 per cent per annum, so that all business and- all investments may ke adjusted to that basis, and so that we ourselves may protect our selves against successively increased rates of Interest', on .Government toans." .. ' About Skirts. Wide Bilk braid used as a binding outlines the lines of many separate sWrts. Any number of new models are made with yokes, with the pockets inserted where the lines of the yoke " or belt form a novel cat. These, is an absence of applied pockets on the latest skirts.