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Two Kinds of Firing.
Eating Up a Menagerie.
Hyena's Heart for Tirpitz,
A Change From Voisin's.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
The NEW REPUBLIC notes
"The complaisant attitude of the
country toward the railroad ad
ministration's proposal to in
crease rates by 25 per cent."
The public is complaisant be
cause it knows that the money
whichis to be raised will be put
into THE RAILROADS.
The public fought former in
creases in rates because the
money was put not into railroads
but into yachts for individuals,
stables for race horses at Chan
tilly, just outside of Paris, or into
the building of blackmailing par
allel roads to fight and destroy
roads already existing.
Under Government control,
which is to be followed by Gov
ernment ownership, increased
rates will mean better public rail
roads. Under the old system in
creased rates for the public meant
larger fortunes for private indi
viduals there is a considerable
Mr. BfcAdoo has chopped off
the head of his first railroad pres
ident, Huntington, of the Virgin
Mr. McAdoo's enthusiastic "fir
ing" of this man, foUowed by the
announcement that all railroad
presidencies are abolished, should
do something to fire with enthu
siasm a few of the men engaged
in fighting Government control.
Many of them, big and little,
have been sulking, disobedient, re
sentful. They could not transiKirt the
freight of a nation themselves,
they hare fought aslnst efficiency
under Government ownership. Cut-
t ting off teads will do good.
These railroad heads, many of
them able men, suffered for the
Islns of their boards of directors
that were running, not railroads
but Institutions for private graft
and public robbery.
As fast as money came in It was
I taken out, the roads could not be
( financed, efficiency was impossible.
But with the Government In
charge and the people's pocket
book back of the railroads, there
i Is no longer any need of Inefflc
Railroad gentlemen will be wise
if they obey HcAdoo, who Is a
caatlous, conservative man. Other
, elections may compel them to deal
with men not so cautious "i far
The ambitions Hohentollern
gentleman started, out to conquer
and devour the whole world. The
latest news Is that his people are
eating the animals in the Hagen
Savages have great faith In the
effect of food upon the mind. When
a lion Is killed, the chief eats the
heart to make him as brave as a
lion. Sometimes he eats the heart
of another chief.
There are possibilities in the eat
ing of the Hagenbeck museum by
The hyena's heart undoubtedly
should go to the distinguished von
Tirpitz It might help his sub
Press dispatches mention the eat
ing of camel meat, horse meat, dog
meat, and a great Increase in the
use and price of the horse and dog.
More possibilities, if the human
being absorbs the qualities of the
things that he eats The dog
might teach friendship The camel
patience and the difficult art of
drinking water, and the horse, the
right kind of ambition.
Flour years ago the young crown
prince with the slanting forehead
was inviting his friends to dine
with him at Voisin's, in Paris.
What do they think of Hagenbeck's
museum as a substitute for Vois
in's really excellent cooking?
United States Senators are ask
ed to make up their minds that
women should vote. What kind of
a mind is it that needs urging in
tki Rsd Cross week?
Do the Senators realize the load
that women are carrying in fac
tories, on farms, among the
wounded, in the hospitals?
Is there so much evil in the
hearts of women that they cannot
be allowed to express an opinion?
And is there any answer to the
truthful statement that the Sena
tor who opposes the right of
women to share in their own Gov
ernment either lacks respect for
women or would cheat them out
of their rights?
In the days of Washington this
country talked in thousands.
Then with great prosperity we
began figuring in millions.
Now the billion Is "the unit"
Each loan so many billions. For
the "army three billions as a
starter " For flying machines "an
The most pleasing "minion"
news is this:
The United States, without
charge and as a matter of inter
national decency and kindness,
has sent more than six billion
pounds of food to the Belgians
since the war began.
Working with the allies, this
country will conquer Germany and
dethrone the emperors, Hohenzol
lern and Hapsburg.
In that victory there will be no
more national glory than in the
response voluntanlv made by the
linited Mates to the suffering in
HUNDRED KILLED IN GERMAN AIR RAID ON HOSPITALS
Tbnnder ikowrra and
cooler this afternoon or
tonight tomorrow fair.
Temperature at 8 a, in.
71 degree, are dearee
warmer than average
for Mar 23 for last thir
GERMANS TO LAUNCH NEW
GREAT OFFENSIVE JUNE 1
BATTLEPLANES HEROIC NURSES
NOT PRODUCED DIE AT POSTS
YET IN PLANT
Secrecy at New Jersey Plant
Fails to Disguise Fact That
Production Lags, Though
Orders Have Been Placed.
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
(CbpyrUht. 1911, by Nnr York Events Port
ELIZABETH. N. J., May 23.
There's a great deal of space here
taken up with plants and buildings,
there's a great deal of spruce and
long lines of tools; there are thou
sands of 'workmen and a busy office
force, plenty nf courtesy -and plenty
of enthusiasm in short, evorythlng
This In brief describes the situa
tion to date at the plant of the Stan
dard Aero Corporation, one of the
four big ones entrusted with Ameri
ca's aviation program Expectation,
not achievement, rules. By June,
they will be shipping combat planes
they say. By July, they will be
shipping more they say. That's
about the extent of the information
which any officials of the company
would reveal, claiming that they had
no authority to say any more.
Finds Plant Lags.
So one wu compelled to make an
investlgatlon quite Independent of the
company and that Inquiry lead. only
to a feeling- of disappointment that
the Standard Aero Company's plant
has not shipped a single combat plane
abroad. Training- planes by the scores
they have made, and flying- boats for
the navy they are working on. but
neither DcHavllands nor Bristol two
seated fighting planes have they
I inspected the plant and was re
ceived with utmost courtesy, but the
only battleplane I saw there was
built In Dayton. Ohio, and bad been
sent to Elizabeth as a kind of model,
or Inoperative, from which the Stand
ard Aero Company was to copy
Of the experiments being carried on
I shall not speak. Charles Day, who
is an engineer of reputation, has
been on the Job, and some of the
foreign officers have assisted, too.
But production the thing that every
body is interested In after so many
months of delay Isn't here We have
plenty of training planes in America
but not enough fighting planes, and
the reason fc my feeling of en
couragement after seeing the plants
at Dayton and Buffalo was that at
the former they were actually turn
ing out planes at the rate of 30 or
more a week, and passed the 100
mark In production, and at the latter
they were In a position now to turn
out the Bristol planes that had been
held up b orders from Washington.
Tfcey nave the Orders.
But the plant at Elizabeth shows
little sign-yet of coming Into produ.'
tlon on battle planes, and that's the
Important thing to emphasize. Whose
fault It Is, one cannot Immediately
say. because the officials of the im
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at 1122 7th st. N. W.
has been running a
Jhree line ad under
DANCING in The
They, have received
two pupils daily since
the ad started.
Only another bit of
evidence that TIMES
Want Ads live up to
their name, "Result
One Hundred Killed During
Two-Hour Raid Red Cross
Emblem Plainly Visible
By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS.
United Press Staff Correspondent
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN
FRANCE, May 22 More than 100
women nurses, patients and atten
dants have been killed or wounded
In s -l1 mi a 1b va TTnVn m9 Vina.
pttais by German airmen.
In this the latest Prussian air at
tack, a score of huge Ootha airplanes
circled over their objective, where
the Red Cross was plainly visible
dropping a number of bombs of enor
mous sizo to smash the buildings and
a still greater number of small shrap
nel bombs to kill nurses and wound
ed The shrapnel was timed to
burst at the level of the ground so
as to insure the greatest possible
destruction of life.
British aviators and anti-aircraft
guns battled with tae Hun squadron,
bringing down the enemy command
' Heroism of Women.
I visited the scene of the bombard
Ing today. Huts about the hospital
were In splinters One-half of the en
tire hospital, where the greatest death
roll was posted, had almost entirely
disappeared. Near by was a crater fif
teen feet across and ten feet deep,
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That "Frank J Godsol has received
over 110,000.000 In cash for nothing"
was the startling statement made to
day by United States District Attorney
Laskey in opening the case against the
accused Frenchman before Associate
Justice William Hits of the District
Formall) charged with the talcing
or ji.wxj.ooo in illegal commissions by
false pretenses on contracts for furji
Ishing automobile trucks to the
French government Godsol today be
gan his legal battle to avoid extradi
tion to France to face trial on the
charge. It was In opening the case
of the Government to deport Godsol
that District Attorney Laskey made
the assertion that the Frenchman had
secured more than 110 000,000 in com
missions on automobile contracts to
obtain which he had done absolutely
The figure quoted by the District
attorney was the first Intimation that
any sum higher than perhaps JG.000.
000 was Involved That figure was
given out when Godsol was arrested
here March 6 Since then the formal
chargn has been but the taking of
Jl.500.000, so that the announcement
that ten millions was Involved came
like a bombshell
The hearing, which opened today,
and which la expected to last three
or four days, is on the evidence to
support the charges upon which God
sol was arrested Every point 111 be
bitterly contested by GodHoI's attor-
nejs, former benator Joseph Bailey.
Wilton J Lambert. J. J Darllneton
and John II. btanchfleld They have
gathered a great mass of document
ary evidence to combat the evidence
to be Introduced by the Government,
and are confident of winning their
battle to prevent deportation of God
sol It Is certain that the case will be
carried to the utmost extreme to save
Godsol from extradition, as his attor
neys are taking advantage of every
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m . a
GIVEN GODSOL FOR
Sixteen Appeals for Red Cross Contributions
NON-STOP FLIGHT IS
CHICAGO. May 23 Miss Katheiine
Stlnson, avlatrlx, departed this morn
ing on a non stop trip for New Tork.
She expected to make the trip In one
The avlatrlx left early this morn
ing, and her departure became
known when some early risers saw
a tiny speck high over the New York
Central tracks, flying eastward.
Miss Stlnson had been waiting for
several weeks for favorable flying
conditions, and also a written per
mission from the War Department.
She intends to beat all records for
the non-top trip between Chicago
and New York
Her gasolene tank was filled with
enough of the fuel to last eighteen
She carried slxty-seren pieces of
mall. Including a letter from Post
master W. B. Carlisle, of Chicago, to
the Postmaster of New York city.
'BIG BILL" EDWARDS ROBBED.
AI..HANY. N Y, May 2J United
States Internal Revenue Collector Big
mil Edwards has some Ideas of his
own about patriotism In Albany.
When making a street corner oration
here for the Red Cross somebody
"touched" him for his pocketbook. It
contained a ISO Liberty bond and
about ISO In cash.
WHITE SOLPirCIt 8PRIHGS. W. W.
The Greenbrier CuroDcan dan. CTanSorftif
I curative wtttra Ovtr-nlsbt from Wrihtnrtnn.
EVENING, .-MAY 23,
-. E yf ' $& "- CiSiSiSiSiSislisH
Here are sixteen of the prettiest Red Cross girls in Washington.
All are giving service at Red Cross headquarters. They are (1) Miss
Florence Gompers, daughter of Samuel Gompers, 2517 North Capitol
street; (2) Miss Queen Heiler, Rochelle apartments; (3) Miss Kather
ine Stouffer, 1207 Kenyon street northwest; (4) Miss Helen Dngan,
616 S street northeast; (5) Miss Helen McGraw, 1248 Tenth street
northwest; (6) Mrs. Fred Burley, 1305 Thirtieth street northwest;
(7) Miss Marcia Stratton, 3211 Eleventh street northwest; (8) Miss
Aimee Smith, who posed as "The Greatest Mother in the World," for
the Red Cross poster of that title; (D) Miss Miriam E. Miller, 1738
Lamont street northwest; (10) Miss Billie Riley, 1425 U street north
west; (11) Miss Marguerite Evans, 1234 Florida avenue northeast;
(12) Miss Agnes Malley, 1028 Park road northwest; (13) Miss Ger
trude Steidel, 43 Florida avenue northwest; (14) Miss Katheryn Ihrie,
2233 Eighteenth street northwest; (15) Miss Frances Ellis, of Gunston
Hall; (16) Miss Patience Groce, of the Grafton.
THE STRANGE WAUKESHA CASE
WAUKESHA, Wis.. May 23 Miss whole, whole story." said Miss Luak
Grace Luak. school teacher and slay- today "After that nothing matters,
er of Mrs Mary Newman Roberta, I That Is all I have to live for to tell
whose husband she loved, will re- people the real truth If I can tell
sums the stand today, and tell of her I them the truth and make them under
relations with the prosaic horse doc-' stand, I will have done my task. If
tor who was the cause of the trag- I fall well. If I am sent to prison.
edy. I In 111 die anyway In a few months"
In a calm and composed way. Miss; The groundwork for the "Insanity"
Lusk took the witness stand yester-i defense of Miss Luak was laid yes
day afternoon and began her story' terday by her counsel Physicians of
of the love tangle. But yesterday's ' the Luak family, girl friends of Miss
testimony was really a mere Intro-1 Luk. school teachers, and others
ductlon to her actual story of the wero called to the stand and ques
tragedy; the body of the story In all Uoned bout M,M Lu3k " mental ac
Drabablllty will commence today
It will In all likelihood be a story
of sensational incidents, the story
of how she met the horse doctor,
how her love for him grew, how at
the sacrifice of her own honor She
went on trips with him. and how for
the sake of the love she bore him she
braved even more Intimate relations.
This Is the story that. It is expected,
will be unfolded today
"i want to tell ny version of the
.Lines, acr ngrrous cvumnu" auu
pecularitles This line of question
lng was extended to include Mr and
Mrs. Luok Each line of questioning
invariably led to testimony that Miss
Luak suffered "terribly from head
aches." the first witness called yesterday,
and his testimony led at once to the
attempt to establish the ground work
for the "Insanity" defense. Attorney
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"W .(i.-i.ij'T J 'I, I"-1 i'JP'sjl
- " " -" '
W PROP 10
House and Senate conferees reached
an agreement today on the Saulsbury
resolution to prevent the eviction of
tenants In the District of Columbia.
The bill as agreed upon Is intended
to remain In force either until peace
Is declared or until such time as Con
gress shall terminate Us provision.
PRESIDENT TO BE GIVEN
BLANKET WAR POWERS
Blanket authority to raise and send
to France any number of men he may
deem necessary Is to be conferred on
President Wilson through a provision
to be written into the army appropri
ation bill today by the House Mili
tary Affairs Committee.
QUAKE REGISTERED HERE.
A severe earthquake was recorded
today oft the seismograph of George
town University The tremors began
at 8.04 o'clock and were still discern
ible at 10 o'clock. The center of the
disturbance was about 5,400 miles
DROWNED IN FRANCE.
Herman Stalllngs. ship cook, U S
naval reserve force, of Norfolk Va,
was accidentally drowned May 10
while swlmmln- In Trance, the Navy
Department announced today.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Head of British Military Mission
Forecasts Start of "Macken
sen's Storm" Declares Al
lies Will Weather It.
Geaeral Perm log's report. Is
sued teday, sayat
"Seetles A Artillery aettvrty
M decreased. Torre are a aew
drreJBaaWts t report.
Section B Tala aanlx Lle
imxmianu !! tm oar4 air
service, (en wttala ear limes ma
wma killed. Tie fall apparently
was doe te aetMeat.
Tae eommualone la nader date
f Say S3.
The "storm of Mackensen" Ger-
1 nany's third and perhaps final great
anve on the western front will be
launched about June 1, according to
the prediction today of Gen W. A.
Bridges, chief of the British military
Should Mackensen fall to break
the allied Hue at his objective In
the Ypres salient and around Amiens
an Austro-German offensive
against Italy probably will follow,
General Bridges declared. He ex
pressed complete confidence In Gen
eral Fbch's ability to stem the In
vaders at all events.
"The Germans have been nesting
and reorganizing their shattered
forces since the end of the last drive
and are now ready to launch their
next offensive," General Bridges said.
"The enemy now has on the western
battle line 1.500.000 bayonets. The
drive probably will come about June
1. It may break before that or It
may be delayed, but It's coming
"We expect the enemy to make his
greatest effort around Ypres and
northward of Bethune in the vicinity
of Hazebruck. while a subsidiary
drive, on a smaller scale, is expected
The newly reorganized German dl
visions and the remnants of the di
visions engaged In the recent driis
are being put through a course of
training In open Warfare and maneu
vering, British military officials de
clare. Their training has virtually
been completed and only the most
radical change In plans will huld
Germany's greatest efforts to break
through to the Channel ports.
Drive en Italy.
"Germany Is insisting that Austria
start activities against Italy," Bridges
"Should a stalemate be reached
again on the west. German troops,
undoubtedly, will be diverted for. an
Italian drive Without German
troops, Austria probably will refuse
to start anything."
The consensus of military circles
here is that the allies are "up
against" a terrible offensive. Ger
many's great offensive completely
upset the entente plans for the sum
mer. Now everything has been made
secondary to the one predominating
necessity holding the Teutons In the
Lengthening ( Ltaea.
Should a determined effort to crush
Italy be made by Germany, the allies
would find It imperative to again
lengthen their lines.
Italy must not be beaten." a high
military official declared
"The allies cannot afford to lose
her or let her suffer the fate of Rus
sia or Roumanla. Elimination of the
eastern fron would give Oerrny a
-leo ui u he ea enrtamrer
liw Africa, India, and tue AxaSUi?