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Roosevelt and the Kaiser.
Wanted, An Issue.
Better Days For Lawyers.
The Yonng American Thinks.
Fair t.nla-nt and to
morrows little change la
ture at 8 a. a. 48 dearer.
Normal temperature on
July 18, for last thirty
yean, 77, decree.
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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING. JULY 18, 1918. Ckmz Wall Stmt Mew. fcRICE TWO CENTS.
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By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
I Theodora Roosevelt's son Is re
ported dead. This nation and. .11
the clrllited world share the grist
of the boy's father and mother.
! As this is written, ot the family
of Theodore Roosevelt, formerly
President of the United States, one
eon is killed, another has been se
, The six sons ot the Kaiser are
alive and unscratched which in
one way illustrates the difference
between the United States and
John T7- Sterling, a lawyer,
leaves at least fifteen millions
perhaps much more to Yale Uni
versity. The business of 'being a lawyer
baa Improved since the day when
Rufos Choate not Joseph, who
was comparatively modern apol
ogized for charging twenty-five
hundred dollars for an opinion,
saying the opinion represented his
studies for many years.
Make your boy a lawyer if you
think him able to understand cor
porations, and cet his part ot what
Grudge no corporation lawyer
Ms little pickings, crumbs from
the table of Dives. You .read a
lawyer has left twenty millions
and. say, "What a great deal of
money to collect in a lifetime."
Then you remember that this
total iortune it less than one
year's income tax paid by one citi
zen, less than one-sixth the an
nual income of that citizen. Yon
say, "Twenty millions isn't so
-ffluch for the lawyer who shows
them how they can do- it and
keep out ot jL".
WANTED, AN ISSUE
SOMETHING TO TALK
SOMETHING TO BRAG
OR -AT LEAST SOME
THING TO COMPLAIN
The above sign might be hum;
tip in every one of the Republi
can conventions where solemn
statesmen arc gathering to go
-through the motions.
First, the Republicans nominate,
somebodv abont whom " nobodv
iH ,.. V.. A 111. .fflCf4 inil.
second, thanks to Wcodrow Wil
son and the American, army and
navy, -they hare no answer for
anybody who asks, "Why Bhould
I vote for your man!"
If the Democrats do not come
to the rescue of the Republicans
by allowing Democratic reaction
aries to name their candidates,
this will be a sad year for the Re
publicans. It will be sad-aH the way from
Michigan, where the plutocrats are
inventing lies about Henry Ford,
to New York, where the Wall
Street Democrats cannot find for
their candidate anybody that any
one ever heard of.
It isn't easy to find an issue
against the Administration that
took more than a million men
across the ocean, losing fewer
than one ten-thousandth part of
one per cent of the number.
Pity the little boy who applies
for a job, is asked, "What can you
do?" and answers, "Nuthin." Pity
also the Republican candidate
asked by the voter, "What canyon
say to make me ?ote for you V
and obliged to answer, "Nothing."
This column asked a few weeks
ago why nobody made ships by
welding steel in place of the slow,
difficult riveting method. Yester
day there came from England the
news of the first welded ship.
The difference between riveting
a ship and welding is the differ
ence between putting wallpaper on
with tacks and pasting it. The
sweep of the flame fastens the
steel together as the sweep of the
brush jnrtciw the paper to the
This country teaches young men
to think for themselves. In the
public schools, where all are equal;
In the struggle for success, where
Schwab, the day laborer, who
thinks, goes to the top, and Thaw,
the millionaire son, who doesn't
think, goes to the insane asylum.
This individual thinking Is re
flected In the cables that tell about
For instance, Fred Brown and
Oscar WlUcozon, young American
sergeants, were taken prisoners
after their last cartridge was fired.
They were taken to the rear to be
questioned under guard ot a Ger
man officer and a soldier.
An hour later they walked into
the American lines, bringing pris
oners with them. On the walk
back toward the German rear, they
had knocked down their guards,
taking their revolvers, and made
their Jailers prisoners.
The young American thinks for
himself, and once in it, he WANTS
They "kill or are killed," as a
German officer is said to have re
ported to the Crown Prince.
Alexander won his battles against
considerable odds because bis
father hired Aristotle, the greatest
thinker in his day. to teach roune
Alexander the science ot thinking.
The young American has his
Milk distributers r Washington
who plan to ask a "relaxation" of Dis
trict regulations so a to permit the
shipment Into Washington ot milk
not Inspected by District officials
probably will meet a eione wall op.
position at the publlo hearing before
the District Commissioners in the
board room of the District building
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Indications today are that the chief
opposition to the milk distributers'
plan will come from other milk dis
tributers the dealers who are mak
ing a success ot selling- clean and
properly Inspected milk and milk
producers who have spent thousands
of dollars to comply with the District
requirements to insure a clean and
Wealthy milk supply for Washington.
Seven distributors are known to
favor the "relaxation" of the safe
guards against clean, regularly in
spected milk, but their names will
not be made public until tomorrow.
The hearing before the District Com
missioners was requested through At
torneys Darr, Peyser, Whlteford, and
There are XSX) dairy farms now sell
ing milk for District consumption. These
are Inspected rigidly, and are located as
follows- about twenty in the District,
about COO in Maryland. MO in Virginia. 7
in West Virginia and 1 In Pennsylvania.
Many of the owners have Invested
heavily In modern equipment to enable
them to meet strict requirements.
"Some of them." one official said, "have
attended agricultural colleges, and be
come themseites milk sanitarians. These
will feel bitterly the Injustice of throw
ing down the bars now, after they have
complied with the high standard require
ments set by the District authorities.
T might Illustrate. One man who
owns four large dairies maintains the
conditions that enable him to meet
our requirements, When he learned
that there was a proposal of relaxing
the rules, he exhibited Intense sneer.
and said: 'If that be done, then they
may make all the rules they care to
hereafter, so far as I am concerned"
"It would be bard in the future to
hold these men who have been care
ful of the public health to mainte
nance of their present standards of
clean milk production."
It Is estimated that were District
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WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN THE CHAMPAGNE; Julv 18 (4:30 D.m-The
Americans are advancing with the French on the 40-kilometer front (25 miles) between
Soissons and Chateau-Thierry
, The Americans had captured more them a dozen towns and villages, takennumerous
prisoners and advanced from three to four miles this afternoon. m 1v - '
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BECKER STEEL CO.
AND TRADE SECRET
SEIZED BY U. S.
The Decker Bteel Company of
America, New York, with its plant at
Charleston, W. Va.. was taken over
today by the alien property custodian.
The secret German process for the
making of high-speed steel owned by
this company will be Americanised.
mUCh Work On flnvl-nmfnt rnnlracN
Adolph J. Becker, vice president of
me company, -had made a report to
the custodian that the company was
entirely American owned, but follow
ing an Investigation it developed that
Wllhelm Peters, president of the
company, had made a formal report
saying that of the 8,307 shares of
stock Issued In his name 0.000 were
held in trust for enemy interests.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT
NAVY STATION PROBED
NORFOLK. July 18. Naval authori
ties are Investigating the cause of the
destruction of a laundry machine on the
naval reservation here, killing one and
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DR HURT IN
MEMPHIS, Tenn- July 18. A
Frisco passenger train en route from
Kansas City to Memphis, was derail
ed near Hardy. Ark., 133 miles west
of here early today.
Between twenty-five and thirty
rjassenEsrs are reDorted AemA at in.
Marrie northward, east of Chateau-Thierrv. have recantmr-
ed Manteuil, Venteuil, and the Boise de Roi, it was learned
from an authoritative source this afternoon.
The French have been driven from the crest of the ridge
south of Dormans by a German local operation.
The front about Chateau-Thierry has become stabilized
The Americans fighting in the region of Soissons have
been particularly successful. They made a decided advance
the extent of which is not definitely known as this is cablecL
(This is the first intimation that American, troops
are engaged along the whole 25-mile front - - . . '1
THE TOWNS CAPTURED.
Up to the hour of cabling, flie Americans had captured
the following towns west of Chateau-Thierry
Viller-Heldon, Dammard, Courchamps, Licy-Clignon,
Monthiers, Torcy, Belleau. Givray, St Gengoulph, Hautes
venes, and other small villages, farms, heights, and woods,
includiner Givray wood.
The advance reached a depth of three kilometers with
in three hours after it began.
Many towns within that depth northward clear to Fon
tenoy were taken by the Americans and the French.
"BQCHE RAN LIKE HELL." '
The American commander at Givray, reporting the cap
ture of the town to headquarters, sent the following mes
sage: y '
"Met boche on his line of resistance. Sharp fight Boche
turned tail and ran like hell, pursued byour troops. Hope
to have more prisoners."
At headquarters messages were coming in from every
where, asking permission to push on farther.
It was essential that the line should be kept straight and
in some instances it was necessary tp order the1 troops to
hold back until adjoining units camp up. t
It is the greatest pursuit of bodies the Americans have
yet engaged in. Enormous numbers of prisoners have been
taken. It is impossible to estimate how many.
Latest reports say that the advance continues every;