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Italy's Entrance Into War.
What It Means.
Famine in Austria.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
This is the anniversary of
Italy's entrance into the great
war. Note these facts, to the
honor and glory of the Italian
The war that will surely be won
would probably have been lost
without the help of Italy.
Italy entered the war at a dork
hour for the allies, just before
the great battle of the Maine.
It was a midnight telegram
from Italy that enabled the
French to withdraw their cannon
and men from the French-Italian
frontier knowing that Italy
would hold that frontier.
These men and cannon released
from duty on the frontier between
France and Italy made possible
the victory of the Marne.
All the power of Prussia and
Hungary has been held back since
that day of Italy's entrance into
the war BY THE POWER OF
The Italian frontier is the most
difficult to defend. Through
Prussia's treachery Italy was left
with a frontier wide open on the
day when Garibaldi, broken heart
ed, was compelled to abandon his
victorious advance upon Austria.
T. Te world will not forget what
Italy has done for civilization in
entering this war Italy, the old
est fighting civilization and
mother of all that we call civili
zation on the earth.
The President of the United
Stales, when the time comes to
establish new frontiers and new
boundaries, and the people of the
United States will remember Italy's
service in holding back all the
forces of Austria-Hungary.
When this war ends, Italy's east
ern frontier should lie ON THE
EASTERN SIDE OP THE AD
RIATICWITH ITALY IN POS
SESSION OF THE HARBORS AND
THE PORTS BEFORE WHICH
ITALY'S EASTERN COAST NOW
LIES OPEN TO ATTACK.
When France, England and Ger
many were Inhabited by savages
and this country unknown, Italy
was a great civilization of artists,
lawmakers, great warriors and
Italy today is a great civiliza
tion of scientists and patriots of
courage and devotion to the world's
The nation that sent Christopher
Columbns across the ocean to this
continent, GalOa across the ocean
of space. Marconi to annihilate dis
tance, and all those great geniuses
to make life on thla planet worth
while, is now concentrated upon
the defense of men's right to Ovo
This nation, so much indebted to
good Italian citizenship, will re
member always Italy's part in this
war and the honor due her.
On this anniversary there ib good
news outside of the fighting news.
Rumors of cannibalism circulated
in Vienna are strongly suppressed.
At the same time reports from
France that the crops are wonder
fully good and that the rationing
in France may soon be stopped en
tirely. A reliable observer says that
"Stark, medieval famine," will soon
Join the forces against Germany
"Fertile Russia" proves a disap
pointment The Australia do not
find what they want In the Ukraine.
If the ghost of Charles the
Twelfth could come back. It would
tell how in his day the peasants
of Russia hid their food in pits In
the ground, how his powerful
Swedes lived on biscuits, fighting
In winter, and how he was obliged
to send them exploring with long,
sharp, pointed sticks driven Into
the ground in search of the hidden
It is a good deal easier to swindle
and bedevil Russia than to make
Russia feed you.
Before this war started, a Ger
man authority said that going Into
Russia was like going into a feath
er bed the farther you went In
the more you choked.
He was right
The Vosslche Zeitung, looking
around for a cause for hopefulness,
thinks that Germany and Japan
will soon "agree In the East" The
Idea is that the Mikado, to whom
the Kaiser kindly offered a slice
of California when he offered
Texas to Mexico, will arrange with
Germany to divide Russian terri
tory and forget all about the
Japanese war on Germany.
You cannot reasonably blame
the Vosslche Zeitung for hoping,
but you may criticise its judgment
Whatever the Japanese may be,
they are Intelligent and they are
Japan Is going forward and
away from Prussia. She would
rather deal with Judge Gary, of the
TJ S. A., than with William Hohen
zollern of the Fourteenth Century.
A certain German dignitary,
Beheimer RegierunBsrat Georg
Fritz solemnly advises Germany
to close its frontiers apainst the
immigration of eastern Jews.
The same German patriot believes
that Jews should be allowed to set
tle in Jerusalem, "but under the
sovereijrnty of Turkey and the
control of the Central Powers."
This is a hopeful sijn for civili
zation. Discrimination against
Jews is, throughout history, the
forerunner of national downfall
Study the rise of Holland, when
relieious hatred in Portugal drove
to Holland the ablest Portuguese
Partly cloudy tonight
and tomorrowi augatry
warmer tomorrow. Tem
perature at 8 a. m-, 00
degrees, 1 degree cooler
than average for Slay 24
for laat thirty yean.
TO ARRIVE IN
Output Constantly Increasing.
Death of Lufberry Proves
Value of Liberty Engines for
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
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DETROIT. Mich., May 23 Detroit
Is an inspiration.
From Its dozens of factories and
thousands of workmen, went auto
mobiles to the four corners of the
earth. Just so are going and will
go aeroplanes. Liberty motors and
submarine destroyers in quantities
unparalleled in the world.
For here they understand multiple
production; here they have done the
impossible already, and, barring
labor difficulties, will give America
and her allies more than 22,000 Lib
erty motors by the end of October.
Liberty Motors Jfoeded.
There will not be American battle
planes ready for more than a third
of that number of motor, but France
and Great Britain are calling for
Liberty engines to put In their own
make of planes and If the manner In
which Major Lufbery waa killed
proves anything: to engineers. It
that the fighting craft of the future
must beof heavier armor, and that It
was a lucky stroke on the part of
America that she concentrated on the
Liberty motor the greatest horse
power for its weight of any engine
And they are turning out Liberty
motors here at & gratifying rate of
speed. They had shipped 1,097 of
them from the Lincoln Motor and
Packard factories alone last nignt.
and lab more had been built in those
same plants, and were awaiting the
final tests. The first company is
producing them at the rate of fifteen
a day and the second at twenty a
Mean 200 Per nay.
The great Ford plant is Just com
ing Into production with six a day.
and as the Lincoln goes to seventy
a day in July, and the Packard to
an average of fifty, the Ford plant
will then be turning out 100 a day.
Both the Ilulck and the Cadillac
companies will be making at least ten
a day, so a conservative estimate
of 200 a day production will mean a
cleaning up by the end of October of
the entire program of Liberty mo
tors thus far ordered That's an es
timate way Inside the line, too, and
doesn't take Into account what the
Trego factory and the Nordyke-Mar-mon
at other cities are going to pro
duce. And It Is no casual estimate, for
once the production begins in
multiple business It Is as easy to
calculate as the manufacture of Ford
Jitneys By the middle of August
the Ford plant, ror Instance, will,
without any doubt whatever, be ship
ping luo or those Liberty motors a
day, and the entente allies will be
very happy to get them, for the Lib
erty can be put in naval planes as
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The Stratford Hotel
needed hallmen. They
advertised in The TIMES
and the manager said:
"It is a pleasure to ad
vertise in The TIMES for
you are always sure of
It's a pleasure to take
the ads. Phone them in.
Food Administration to Regulate
" " " "
Pmale Is Told to "Guard This
Truck," and He Sits There
Guarding It, on a Maryland
Road, While His Unit Has
Gone to France He Is Fed
By a Fanner's Wife.
FREDERICK, Md, May 24. More
than a month ago an army truck
toppled over, and was wrecked on
the mountain road between Hagers-
town and McConnellsburg. The of
ficer in charge of the detachment
looked sadly at the debris and then
picked out one of his most reliable
privates. Uc Instructed him to
guard this truck "until further or
ders." "Further orders" have never come.
In the meantime the faithful soldier
has stuck liy his post He was there
yesterday afternoon. For a month
and some days he has made a wreck
ed army truck his home. Some farm
er's wife out of the kindness of her
heart has been feeding this soldier.
Day In and day out the guard has
stood by the wreck. His only pas
time has been watching passing au
tomobiles, and reviewing In his mind
the historic personages who have
passed over this road. There was
General Braddock, the doughty Eng
lish officer, who was a victim of In
dian strategy, and General Washing
ton. Both of these and other men
famous in the history of the coun
try passed over the road and by the
point where this American soldier
keeps his lonely vigil.
The outnt this soldier belongs to. It
Is stated, has gone to France, and he
still sits there awaiting "further or
ders." Capt. Burt T. Jones stopped on
Wednesday to question this soldier,
who Is keeping his solitary guard. He
was principally attracted by the
scraggy set of whiskers behind which
the soldier is hiding his fare. His
beard has grown thriftily without the
"Sleep'" said the private, in reply
to the captains question. "Why, cap
tain, I didn't know there was so
much sleep In the world as I have had
in the past month. I believe I could
stay awake now for a week, I am so
fed up on sleep."
Captain Jones will report the case,
and It Is expected some relief will
soon come to the faithful guard.
R. R. EXECUTIVES
Samuel Rea, of the Pennsylvania
railroad, and Daniel Wlllard. of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad, were
relieved as operating heads of two
of the biggest systems under Govern
ment control, by Director General
McAdoo's sweeping order of laf
Tuesday, and are not to b reap-
pointed Subordinate officials will be
selected as Federal managers of
these two roads.
Both men, it Is understood, will re
tain their presidencies, looking after
the corporate Interests of their re
Are National Figure.
Mr. Rea and Mr. Wlllard are nation
al figures in tae railroad world. Just
why they are not to be named by th
Director General Is not known,
though It Is said that stockholders of
their companies wish to retain th
services of these men to safeguard the
Interests of the security holders.
Mr. Rea was a leading figure on the
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LOST AND FOUND
WATCH Gentleman's rdd. in Bute. War
six Navy bids; last Friday. valuable in
owner for secumental reasons. Reward K
W. DILKES. IttJ O at. N W l.;i
BOT'8 WHEEL. "Kami." Ion from Kmman
uel Baptist Church Keward and no bum
tlona asked If returned to UQ3 Monro It- nw
HANDBAG Iltue aatln. eontalnlni a pair of
classes and some chance, lott on Hth and
Decatur car coins north, between Ith s
and Thomas Circle Return to 3 E eu R B
or phone Lincoln U i.s
$100 BEWARD-On Tuesday, a diamond orna
ment set In platinum worn In a velvet rib
bon, between 1M0 Sth rt. N W and Wajhlnr
ton Hotel. Return to Washington Hotel of.
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WILLARD AND REA
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING. MAY
FOOD PRICES IN
Should Save Sales Slips Show
ing Overcharges and Send
Them to Food Controller for
Action Against Dealers.
Every Washington housewife will
henceforth have opportunity to aid
in insuring fair food prices in the
District of Columbia.
To accomplish this, Mrs. House
wife, all you have to do, is to obtain
and save sales slipe for everything
you buy. Compare the prices charged
you with the list of fair prices given
today and to be published regularly
by The Times. If you have been
charged more than, the fair nVice as
indicated by Federal Fpod Admin-!"
istrator Wilson, send the sales slip
to him. The slip will constitute
prima facie evidence of failure to
observe the fair price. Mr. Wilson
will do the rest.
Cut Off Dealer.
The Food Administration will sum
mon the dealer, confront him with
the statement that he Is charging
more than the fair price, without,
however, disclosing the name on the
sales slip, and issue a warning. If
this warning Is disregarded the deal
er will have his supplies cut off
through orders to tho wholesale
house.i, which are under license to
withhold all supplies from the dealer
Every housewife l urged to save
and compare sales slips with the price
list, not only today, but every day.
mis co-operation rrom the city house
wives will give the Food Adminis
trator a complete cherh on fair food
Add to list.
The style of the price list has been
somewhat changed, and bacon, lard.
and ham put on as a start toward a
complete list of meat prices.
The original price list showed only
the range of wholesale prices and the
minimum retail prices, giving no In
formation as to a reasonable maxi
mum that the houjcwlfe should pay.
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Will the Godsol case send Assistant
District Attorney Decker, of New
York, to Jail?
Just at the end of yesterday's pro
ceedings In the case of the French
soldier who Is wanted In France for
the illegal acquirement of what the
prosecution says amounts to ten mil
lion dollars In commlssiuns on uuIoj
of motor trucks to France. Mr Bailey,
of counsel for Godsol surprised the
court by asking a question regarding
the affidavit testimony which was
The prosecution had Just finished
the affidavit of Mr. Thomas, or the
Pierce Arrow Motor Company.
Mr Iialley, rising, said "I would
like to ask If tho prosecution pro
poses to read another arndavlt from
Mr Thomas taken subsequent to the
one which has Just been read and
which qualifies and corrects state
ments In the document Just finished?"
"We know nothing about any other
affidavit of Mr. Thomas," said Mr.
"But we know that tllere was an
other which denies statements In this
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IDs Greanbrler. Curonean nisn. TVAndreni
euratlT waters. Cnrar-alfht from Waabinitaa,
RACE ON BETWEEN HINDENBERG
AND WILSON, SAYS LLOYD GEORGE
U-BOATS BEATEN, SIMS DECLARES
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SUBlViARINE IS STILL
A MENACE, BUT
EDINBURGH. May 21 'The next
few weeks will be a race between
Hlndenburg and Wilson." Premier
Lloyd George declared In a speech
here today, accepting the freedom of
"The Germans are straining every
musclo to reach their goal before
America's help is available.
This Is no time to organize cam
paigns to harass the men who are In
charge of the destinies of nations.
There ought to be a truce In such
campaigns, at least, until the offen
sive Is over.
j"We tried repeatedly to achieve
umty of command. It Is now accom
plished. It Is really Incredible that
we wefe'1comie'tted to fight mostbs.
very Inch of the way for this unity.
compelled to" fight moethsj
which has added mightily to our
Tribute to Fe-eh.
"General Foch Is one of the most
brilliant strategists of the age. He
Is a man of dynamic energy and pro
found knowledge and experience,
commanding the respect, admiration,
confidence, and affection of all allied
Regarding the submarine situation
the premier said: "The submarine Is
still a menace, but la no longer a
peril: It Is still formidable for inflict
ing injury, but It cannot cause the
winning or losing of the war"
He declared the allies are builuing
ships faster than the submarines ran
fnt? th.tn nit at th tjume time the I
allied navies are slnk-ng submarines
faster than Germany can build them
He said that an admiralty report show
ed that durins April a record In
destruction of submarines was made,
while In the same month output of
ships exceeded losses for the first
time since unrestricted submarine
On Eve of Attack.
I.Ioyd-George said that America's
entrance into the war has not yet
equalized Russia's collapse. Amer
ica's accession, he said, has given the
allies only about a fifth of the num
ber of men that Germany was able to
add to her armies through withdraw
als from the eastern front.
"But on the eve of the great Ger
man attack those best acquainted with
the prospects are the most confident
of the result," he declared. "I can
honestly say." he continued, "that the
British government has neglected no
possible means of ascertaining
whether thero Is any honorable out
let from the war.
"We are dealing with ruthless
Prussian despotism, which Is out for
plunder and pillage. Their latest
treaties restrain Germany as little to
day as they did when Belgium was
TIME ON TAX DECISION
Noon today found Secretary Mc
Ado still unable to give a final an
swer to Congress on the need of a
new tax bill this session.
After a long conference with
Treasury officials, McAdoo at this
hour phoned Congressional finance
leaders he couldn't keep h1 promise
of an answer by mid-day. and needed
a little more time. He then left for
a conference with President Wilson,
after which, it Is expected, he will
make public his decision.
SENATORS INSIST ON
Disregarding Charles E. Hughes
request for a free hand In Investi
gating the aircraft situation, mem
bers of the Senate Military Affairs
Committee virtually agreed today to
conduct their own Inquiry.
Senator Thomas of Colorado, chair
man of the aircraft subcommittee,
will confer with Mr Hughes tomor
row in an effort to reach an under
standing under which the two Inves
tigations can e conducted without
NOT A PEF
Commander of American fleet in
war zone, who says subma
rines have bees checked
Beatrice Fairfax, the Brilliant
Writer, Finds a Lesson for
Every Man and Woman in the
Tragic Story of "Mad Love"
That Miss Lusk Is Unfolding.
By nEATIUCE FAIRFAX.
WAUKESHA. Wis, May 24. For a
week now, I havo sat in the court
room at Waukesha, listening to the
evidence In the trial of Grace Lusk
for tho killing of Mrs. Mary Newman
And from that long account of love
sought, accepted, and thrown away on
the rart of the man. and on the wom
an's aide gripped, like a swimmer in
a drowning clutch, there Is one big
i.-ssun ior every unmarried woman.
Her lesson Is:
"Beware of the married man who
confides In you, there is a lack or
sympathy in his home, and It Is the
cheapest and most obvious form of
oau. ana it Is responsible for unhap
nlness." In perhaps ninety casei out of a
hundrrd it is not true. Women have
by no means a monopoly of all t.ie
dramatic talents, and nearly every
manly hat covers a potential Hamlet.
The story of lack of appreciation at
home rarely means any more than
that "the tired business man wants
a love drama for a change.
Perhaps he doesn't mean to be dis
loyal to his wife when- he begins to
sigh: It M only his talent for amateur
theatricals getting upper hand.
But he finds a sympathetic audience
of one, and It Is only natural he
should make the most of his love act.
The Dr. RoDerts, your favorite
leading-man, oft the stage, probably
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MUTINY IN EAST;
1 7000 ARE JAILED
Mutiny has broken out among Ger
man soldiers In the east, according to
State Department messages today.
The Itusslan wireless messages
dated May 19 said a German division
at Dvlnsk on the 17th revolted when
ordered to leave for the west front.
Sixty soldiers were shot and more
than 1.000 put In prison to await
The Tlfty-slxth Infantry regiment
at Wesenburg and other German reg
iments organized meetings to pro
test against the continuance of the
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By FXIED J. W1LSOJT,
General Slanager ef Ike Interaatlaaal
(Copyrighted by the International
News Service, 1018.)
LONDON, May 2. "W have the
submarine virtually beaten. Co
ordination between the fleets of the
allies Is a done Job. German diver
crews are pretty sick and are retting
sicker every day."
Thrusting out a fighting Jaw and
snapping his teeth with a deter
mined click. Admiral SIma. com
mander of the American naval forces I
in European waters, thus summed up
die naval situation to ma today In
the Naval building in Grosvenor
ine aaroirai was iood In his praise
of the allied saltof. and declared that
me narmony between them and the
American sailors could not be mora
"The navies of the allies are work
ing together aa comrades In prac
tically all areas of naval operations,"
said Admiral Sims. "Their mixed
forces are under the direction of a
senior allied commander. There Is
no continuous naval front, but thero
are several fronts. Each one has Its
naval Foch, and the work of all Is
co-ordinated by the allied naval
Pays Tribute to BrltUa.
"The recent glorious exploits of the
British navy at Zeebrugge and Os
tend blocked these submarine holes at
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Dr STAFF COMlESrOjmEXT.
RICHMOND, Va., May 2t "We have
called each other sweethearts for the
past eight years."
"I never asked her to marry me nor
had we agreed on a specified date.
although we had talked over the
"I gave her my diamond ring In
1917, but It did not imply a promise
"We played together in school, we
went to the same Sunday School to
gether, and after her brother went to
camp I did my best to fill his place
and console her."
This was the way Dr Lemuel J
Johnson, the young Middlesex. N. C,
dentist, on trial for wife murder, dis
posed of the charge that he murdered
his Richmond bride because he loved
Miss Ollle White, of Middlesex, his
sweetheart from youth.
Details X.lf History.
Johnson took the witness stand In
his own behalf at 11:00 o'clock today.
He will probably be on the stand all
of today and part of tomorrow.
With Attorney John E. Woodard, of
Wilson, N. C, acting as examiner,
Johnson related the story of his lite
from the date of his birth, twenty
four years ago, on down through the
years when he worked on the John
son farm at Middlesex, went to high
school, clerked In a drug store and In
1914. came to Richmond and studied
dentistry at the Medical College of
WIU Resume Stand.
. Johnson will resume the stand this
afternoon, when he Is expected to
deny that he ever made a confession
to the charge that he did away with
his secret bride of three m
Alice Knight Johnson, of Rlchri
In placing Johnson on the ' i.
the defense Is paving the v r
the introduction as evlder a
bundle of love letters wl -e
written by Johnson to his a
which the defense claim v ?
that he loved her In spite -tl-
mony that has been deduc tvi
Commonwealth that tended to prove
that he took his brlde-s life hecau.fc
she had "caught him In a trap."
ASKED MISS WHITE
0 BECOME BRIDE
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
MAJOR HIS KOYAL HIGHNESS,
BINCE ARTHUR OF
Wno landed at an Atlantic port tab
morning and will arrive in Washing
ton this, afternoon.
PICE IS ME!
Major HU Royal Highness Prince
Arthur of Connaught, Knight of lha
Garter. Knight of the Thistle, Pjr
sonal Alde-de-Camp to King Georgi T
of England, and cousin of the King;
arrived at an Atlantic port today. It
was announced by the State Depart
ment. He Is on his way to Japan on
a special mission from his King to the
Emperor of Japan.
His royal highness will proceed
at once to Washington and wilt be
received by President" Wilson at the
White House late this afternoon.
Prince Arthur's mission to Japno
includes the presentation of a field
marshal's baton to the Japanese Em
peror, recently made a field marshal
of the British army by King Ceorse,
Here This Eremlng.
The Prince and party are to reach
Union Station about 4:45 o'clock this
afternoon. Escorted by a detachment
of United States cavalry the party
will proceed up Massachusetts ave
nue to Dupont Circle and from there
to the British- embassy at Connecti
cut avenue and N street Later the
Prince will be received at the White
House by the President.
Served In France.
The prince is the only son of the
Duke of Connaught. brother of the
late King Edward, until recently gov
ernor general of Canada. He Is the
grandson of the late Queen Victoria
and was born in January. 1SSO. His
wife was the Durhe-w of Fife, daugh
ter of the late Duke of Fife and of
Princess LouNe. princess royaL Th
prince is a brother in-law of ths
crown prince of Sweden.
During the present war he served
with the British expeditionary forces
throughout the war. Including the re
treat from Mons. the battle of the
Marne. the Ancrc, Ypres, N'euve
Chapellc, Loos, and" later on the
Somme and In the general offensive
of 1U17. first with his own regiment.
the Royal Scots. nr.d later with the
second cavalry division. In 1916 ha
was with the fourth army under Gen.
Sir Henry Rawlinion and latterly on
the staff of the Canadian army corps.
Meet rarty at Ship.
The party was met aboard ship by
Breckenridge Long. Third Assistant
Secretary of State Leland Harrison,
United States diplomatic service;
MaJ. Gen. Joseph E. Kuhn, N. A.;
Capt Harry E. Rapelye, N. A., aide
to General Kuhn; Rear Admiral H.
McL. P. Huse, U. S. N.. and Lieut.
Com. George V. Stewart, U. S. N.,
aide to Admiral Huse
In addition tq the prince the party
consists of Captain, the Hon. Joseph
St. Clair, master of Sinclair, equerry
to htH royal highness; Lieut. Gen. Sir
William Pulteney, K. a B., K. C
M. G-. D. a O.: Major the Earl of
Pembroke and Montgomery, M. V. O
V. D. C to General Pulteney, Capt.
F. Bait, quartermaster third battalias
ent, and four
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