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Yom Kippur and Sabbath.
Republican Peace Anguish.
Who Yearns for Peace?
The Biggest Pocket.
Br ARTHUR BRISBANE.
This day is Yom Kippur, given
tip by the Jews of the world to In
trospection and humility. Waste
of time, says the practical Yankee,
bnt perhaps it isn't.
In his history of Rome. Fer
rari describes Caesar scheming at
home and envjlns the hero return
ing with many conquests, includ
ing that of the Jews.
The Roman soldier reported that
the Jews fought with desperate
energy and courage, defending
their city. He almost despaired
of success, until he noticed that
one day in seven the fighting
within the walls suddenly stopped.
For twenty-four hours there was
quiet, no effort to kill Romans.
It was the Jewish Sabbath. The
Roman let his men- rest six days,
attacked savagely when the sev
enth day came, took tho city and
started the usual massacre, pre
sumably. You might naturally say that
such Sabbath observance was all
foolishness and enough to ruin the
Bnt they are here today, and ev
erywhere, faithful to the same re
ligion and doing, on the whole,
very well. Where is the religion
of that Roman general?
Republican patriots first Re
publicans, then patriots assure
you that Congress should be Re
publican this time to keep Wood
row Wilson from making the
wrong kind of peace, too quick
and pleasant a peace for Prus
sia. Does that amuse you?
Mr. Fess, chairman of the Re
publican Congressional Campaign
Committee, thinks Republican vic
tory is needed as a "guarantee
against compromise," and quotes
a speech in which the President
spoke of "peace without victory."
That was before we were at war,
when everybody wanted peace.
The President is a man who at
tends to one thing at a time thor
oughly. Just now he and the soldiers in
France seem to be thinking of
"victory and never mind peace for
How would the Republican
statesmen answer these questions:
Who is really in a hurry for the
war's end no matter how?
Is it not the man of huge in
come, unwillingly paying a tax of
fifty to seventy-five per cent?
Are not .the very big income re
ceivers men that belong to the
Republican party, or rather men
to -whom the Republican party be
Did not Woodrow Wilson put
through the taxation plan that
will pay for the war indefinitely,
if necessary, and without too
great hardship on the little peo
ple whose sons do most of the
If he could be trusted to start
the war at the right time, can't
he be trusted to stop it at the
The big pocketbooks would like
to dictate peace ''Waiter, I'm in
a hurry." But they will not have
the handling of the matter. It
will be "Wilson, that's all."
A competent doctor says about
the "Spanish influenza:"
"First, don't be frightened.
"Second, remember that we feed
the influenza to ourselves, moist
ening our germ-laden fingers with
our lips to turn the pages of book
"Make your children keep their
hands away from mouth and nose
Germs must lodge on the mucous
membrane to hurt us, and usually
we deliberately put them there,
after collecting them on our hands
in street cars or other public
The Germans, in their Wagne
rian retreat, hae reached tfie
Brunhilde line. Brunhilde was the
young lady whom her father, Wo
tan. put to sleep in a circle of Are
for disobedience Very appropri
ate that the Kaiser's troops should
land at that young lady's line In
the drive tba showed American
speed to have deceived the Prus
sian calculations by at least ten
days. In her approaching sleep
Brunhilde Hohenzollern will have
a nap that will know no waking
It will be a troubled Brunhilde
sleep for a while Already the
Germans themselves are beginning
10 discuss the possibility of revolu
tion interrupting the war One
German statesman says vaguely
that the revolution "will be every
where," but shows he knows well
where It will start.
The last big German gun, built
to destroy Paris, has been found
and destroyed, and Paris stands
as she will for many a century
Only a few women and children
killed, tell the story of that mag
nificent product of Teutonic civil
ization. Lord Bryce has sufficiently an
swered all the recent German
peace talks. 'What Bryce says will
do for all the civilized peoples.
Tirst, civilization will conquer
Germany finally and permanently.
Then the nations that are civil
ized and now stand together will
organize an international armed
police force on land and sea to
keep the world's savages in their
place whether Bulgars, Turks,
Prussians, or insane Bolsheviks.
The nations of the worM will
Leep a police force big enough, and
CIndy tonight and to
rn or rotr, probably rain.
Cooler tomorrow. Tem
perature at h a. mt 61
degree, formal temper
ature tor September i
for last thirty years 68
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GERMANS CONTINUE TO RETREAT
ALLIES SPURN AUSTRIAN PEACE PLAN
Watch For This Man!
John Early. leper.
Five feet seven or eight inches.
Weighs about 100 pound?.
Has peculiar leprosy nodule on
Walks with difficulty, owing to
Cheek bones ery prominent.
Last seen wearing gray cap,
gray suit and tan shoes.
John Early, leper, is at large"
In the darkness of early morning
the patient, whose fame is nation
wide, escaped from his little cottage
jail on the banks of the Eastern
Early 'escaped by sawing two bars
from the window in his inside prison
cell, crossing the grounds to the
barbed-wire fence and -to the city by
way of E street, or by the use of a
row boat and down the river.
Saws In His Room.
Sans were found by Dr. Fowler in
Early's room. They were given him
by a visitor who wished to assist
him to escape, it Is thought
He may be in Washington, accord
ing to Dr Fowler, living In some
hotel. He once came to Washing
ton and put up at a hotel for two
days to demonstrate the ease with
which any leper could mingle with
the general public
He has been In poor phsical con
dition for some time, until recently.
Dr. Fowler said today His condition
began to improve rapidly a few
weeks ago. and the authorities nave
been watching for an outbreak, since
he seemed restless
In making his escape. Early cut
three strands of wire in the fence
and after passing through, retied th
strands in their former places 11 1
took no extra clothing with him A
piece of cloth resembling a bandage
(Continued on Page 2, Column S.)
LONDON'. Sept. IB secretary
Eaker. in an Interview today, de
clared that the American casualties
In the St. Mihlel salient were surpris
ingly small, considering the scope of
Very few men were serlousb In
jured, he said The majority of the
wounded were only slightly wounded
and will qulcklj recover
The War Secretary personally vis
sited American hospitals and declared
that the work of the surgeons and
nurses was of the highest efficiency
All prisoners are treated well, he said
He described the American morale
as "superb "
the savages of the world, like the
criminals in a big city, will be
taught to fear the police pun
ished violently when necessary.
German prisoners aro harvest
ing wheat for the French another
pleasing war feature.
There is talk of bringing over
here, where it is easier to feed
them, some of the Germans cap
tured by American soldiers. To
bring a few dozens, let them sen
the country and then set them
free In Germany to tell their
friends would not be a bad Idea,
Real Information about conditions
a-d "ar enthusiasm in America
would add considerably to the Ger
man war morale debacle.
R FINDS U
QSSES ARE SMALL
Published every evening "Including Sunday)
Entered a econd-clal matter at the port-
ofoce at Waihlnrton. D C.
Head of Central
Hififh School 111.
mwmrt ffiwvc '
Principal of Central High School,
ho has been forced to give up
his work because of Illness.
Itobert A Mourer, assistant Dis
trict Food Administrator, today re
signed his position to become acting
principal of the Central High SAiool.
Emory Wilson, principal, will be un
able to take up his duties this year
because of illness.
While Mr. Maurer's loss to the Dis
trict Food Administration is regret
ted by Clarence It. Wilson, the local
food head, declares that the Food
Administration coudl hardly be ex
pected to retain Mr Maurer when hii
services were so obvioiipl needed
by the high school
Before entering Food Administra
tion work, Mr Maurer's entire time
had been spent in teaching
The condition of Mr Wilon is not
considered serious and h 'is renting1
comfortabl at his home at 3033 Fir
teenth street northwest. After he Im
proves lie expects to take a trip out
of the city, returning to resume his
duties the latter part of December
POTTSVILLE. Pa Sept 16 In the
face of the orders and Importunities
of the mine workers union, about
20.000 mine workers In the ninth dis
trict went on strike thl? morning be
cause the Government has not grant
ed them the Increase in wages that
Clergymen, business men and others
pleaded with the men yesterday to
remain patriotically at work. Presi
dent Matthews, of the United Mine
Workers, labored until lato last night
trying to keep th" men in line
T,ie strike cuts off a daily produc
tlon of about 20,000 tons
CROWE, G. U. FLYER
l'ENSACOLA. ria. Kept, It, -Authorities
at the N'aval Air Training
School here have. Identified the. skele
ton of the, man found In the I'erdldo
river Friday near a wrecked air.
plant- ns that of I', J Crowe, of
Parkersburg. W. Va . a student avia
tor, who has been missing nlnca De
Crowe wan a former member n'
the varsity football team or George
The wreckage and the skelton
were found by fishermen ten miles
up the river from Perdldn bay, naval
authorities stated The machine was
sticking out ot "lie mud in a swamp
near .he river
Crowe, Kith u number of airmen,
began u fl.gli. lh & following
Christmas Tim ntuF fl.srs returned
safely but Crowe was missing
ess , r.
ViHKf'v' 'jmLmY . H
TO BISCHOOL HEAD
OUT ON STRIK
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING,
By BILL PRICE.
A straight 5-cent fare c Wash
ington street railways while a
probability for the near future
will not be fixed until the Public
Utilities Commission has made a
most complete investigation of the
petitions for this increase.
The Commission had not today
set a date for a hearing on this
question but will do so in a few
days. That the Capital Traction
Company will petition for the aban
donment of six tickets for 25 cents
and the right to collect 5 cents
straight was a foregone conclusion
today, although the board of direc
tors has not so decided. A meeting
of the directors will be held this af
ternoon or tomorrow.
Would Make One Job.
The Utilities. Commission does' not
wish (o KVke tw"i2jftes at lh fare
problem, and prefer to know the of
ficial purposes of the Capital Traction
before proceeding with the petition
of the Washington Railway and Elec
tric Company Settlement of the fare
question for the entire city at one
time is considered best
The law requires the commission to
give ten days' notice of hearings, so
that all Interested parties. Including
The public, may be present and take
part. The attitude of the public will
be carefully noted by the commission,
which will want all the light it can
i: 1 i-lier the expert accountant
of the commission, and other employes
v.11! be engaged between now and the
time of .'-c hearing in gathering fig
ures beaMng upon the claims of the
railway companies and making est!
The Washington Railna) and Elec
trie Company has apparently made a
frank and open statement of Its fi
nancial status and its needs for the
future. The Capital Traction Coin
pany will do the same
In one respect the W R K. state
ment is considered b commission ex
perts as a bit misleading, although
not Intentionally so That Is where
attention is called to the alleged loss
of revenues from the reduction of
electric-light rates in this city more
than a year ago. the rase now being
before the District courts
Reports show that the I'ctomac
Electric Light Companv, owned by
the W. R & E Co.. has paid tc the
W R. & E Its customary dividend
(Continued on rage IT foluma 8.)
I MAMAItOXECK. V. J. Hept 1" Th
I condition of Cardinal John M Knrley.
following his relapse yesterday. Is so
critical today that It la feared he may
br nt the point of death
J "We don't know whether ha .vlll lallv
i or not," said lili secrelar Monalgnor
I Carroll, at 10 o'clock Ihts morning. "He
Is very weak Ills condition Is extreme
ly critical Vn do not know that ! Is
actually dlns;. There Is omo hope, but
It Is very slim
Three, pliyilrlana. are In constant it
tendance at the cardinal's bedside,
The last rites of tho Roman Calholle
Church were administered to the cardi
nal yesterda by Ulahop Hayes an1
Monslgnor Mooney, Just after he became
Just before the linking' spell, Cardinal
Kurley ahlspered a wtbh lo be removed
to his home In New York cltv He now
Is unable to talk,
BEER PRICE TO DOUBLE
CIIICAOO, Sept. 16 It costs a dime
now to set a foot ieveraRe on the
brass rail and hoist a foaming- tank
ard A (4 per barrel advance in beer
means doubling tha retail price, ac
cording o a resolution of the retail
ers' mum' idtion Out of the loop,
where ih "largest and coolest"
abound, the pries will s ay at a jitney
far a flivver site
WHAT THEY THINK OF THE
. PEACE NOTE
IN LONDON The allied attitude in shaping any reply is to be that Austro-
German acts, rather than words and proposals, are necessary before there
can be any real consideration of peace.
IN PARIS The press generally regards the Austrian proposals as insincere
maneuvers which originatedin Germany. It is held that no peace re
quirements are met by the note.
IN BERLIN Newspapers do not believe any practical possibilities are offered by
the note, contenting themselves by saying "the world will know now
who prolongs the war and who wants to give the world peace."
IN WASHINGTON The United States will not accept Austria's proposal for a
ge,t-together-for-peace conference, it was stated on high authority. Former
President Taft disposed of the scheme by saying: "It is not only laugh
able, but it is ridiculous."
TO CONFER TODAY
ON FIVE-CENT MILK
Clarence IX Wilson, restaurateurs,
and .members of the lunchroom com
mittee of the District Food Admin
istration will confer this afternoon
on the question of lowering- the price
of milk and coffee In Washing-ton
resturants The meeting has been
called for I o'clock
Mr. Wilson today stated that an
agreement would probably be made
whereby restaurants would sell a half
pint of milk for 5 cents, and a regu
lar cup of coffee for the same price.
Recently, nearly all lunch rooms In
the city have charged 10 cents for
a glass of milk, which means, esti
mating the amount at half a pint. 20
cents a iuart, and J1.60 for a gallon
of milk The wholesale price of milk
Is 3314 cents a gallon The practice
of selling coffee for 10 cents a cup
is not widespread as yet. and prac
tlcally no opposition Is expected to ag
proposal tnat tne cnarge ior route
be ret at 5 cents
'It seems to me that restaurant
owners can make a fair profit in
selling a half pint of milk for S
cents," stated Mr. llson today,
"especially since the whole sale price
Is only 3313 cents a gallon As far
as charging 10 cents for a cup of
coffee Is concerned. It will not be per
Mr Wilson decided to call the price
reducing meeting after he had been
Informed by The Times, showing
profits made by restaurants In Wash
ington on milk, which Is sold at 33
cents a gallon wholesale.
-BRIDGEPORT MEN LOYAL
nRIDOKPORT, Conn . Sept 1 Re
affirming their loyalty to the Govern
ment, striking munition workers hera
today sent a lengthy reply to Presl-
. . Tint..,., m-riei- that thav return
, i.i- . An at onni
to work, promising to do so at once
and do their part In keeping up the
flow 'of munition".
Thai a1o nromlsed tnat they would
..1... un their a-rlavancea in sn or
derly manner with the Taft-Walsh
war labor board, and asked tho Presi
dent's Influence to get them an early
LLOYD QEORGE BETTER. j
LONDON, Sept. in The condition
of Premier uoya uoorB. no nan
been 111 several days, was reported
satlafsctorv today In an official Bulle
tin. BOY with wheel to deliver
packages, between the ages
of 16 and 17; good pay.
1421 N. Y. ave. N. W,
Mr, J. R. Peak, at 1421 I
New York ave. N. V., put
the above ad In The
TIMES for one week.
After the second Insertion
he received more appli
cants than he could Inter-
Phone Your Ad
SEPTEMBER 16. 1918.
The full text of Austria's
peace proposal en Page 3.
Tke Austrian mate, asking; a -crrt
conference of belligerents ta
canvass tke possibilities f feace
negotiations, reached ike Swedish
legattssi acre tsday, est rente 1o
tke American fioverameat. It was
Tke eosamaBleatlso will be sub
mitted ta Secretary of State Lan
sing; this Bfteraoan.
It Is understand t be ldeatleal
with that reported through neu
The wsr will be won, not lost by
That was the all prevailing senti
ment in official diplomatic circles In
the Capital of the United States today.
Austria's peace offer, in which she
asked tbst the belligerents enter a
non-binding secret conference to ax-
range terms, has met with no response
'anywhere. Officials are grimly silent
when asked to discuss It for publica
tion. That cannot be until the offer
Is given the consideration which It
warrants' by all the nations allied
against the central powers and It Is
I formally rejected
I But no one here In Washington,
,,,,,.,, eolMt ajyl.
h SenJlte and Hou spokesmen.
I chiefs of the Diplomatic Corps, and
the men In the street, tried to dls
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
LONDON. Sept 10 -Foreign Sec
retary Balfour, apeaklng at the Hotel
Favoy today, declared his belief that
the Austrian proposal csnnot produce
peace nor divide the allies
There, is something almost cynical
In the Austrian proposal, nomlnff
J within a few hours after the ipeech
of Vice Chancellor Von Payer. Uat
"I eannnt believe It la the enemy's
desire to arrive at an understanding
which wo ean possibly accept. It Is
an attempt to weaken the force!
which are proving too strong for them
In the field. I am auro It canni pro
duce peace, and 1 am Just as sure It
cannat divide the allies.
When the Germans tr ti dress
themselves In President Wilson
clothes, or try to play a part they
think Wilson wanta them to play.
they aro clumsy actors."
MINERS 8TRIKE IN BOHEMIA.
Serious strikes in halt mines of Bo
hemia are reported in entente diplo
matic dipatchss reaching here today
tr ' ' ', 1
fOesag Wall Street Priccs.l
NEW YORK. Sept. 16. Lieuts.
Charles Kenny. Covington. Ky., and
B. H. Austin, Boston, U. S. X, were
killed In Brooklyn today when the
airplane in which they were flying
over the city fell and was smashed
on the lawn adjoining- a house on
Both were dead when a physician
The aviators had been flying- low
over the city, attempting- to correct
faults of their engine. The motor
suddenly stopped and the machine
plunged to the ground.
BY FOE LAST NIGHT
PARIS. Sept. It Two German sjr
ralds were made against Paris early to
day. Several squadrons of German
planes took port In the first attack which
lasted from 1:30 until 2 o'clock.
Bombs were dropped, and there were
some victims as well as damage to prop
erty The raiders were greeted by an un
usually intense barrage Ore from the
high angle guns defending thecity.
The alarm for the second raid was
sounded at 4 JO. The anti-aircraft guns
again pot up a brisk fire, lasting a quar
ter of an hour Up to 520 no details
had been announced about the second
Allen. Mitchell . Compsny will
vacate Its machine shop at Fifteenth
street and Ohio avenue northwest for
temporary quarters in a wooden
billldlnc to be erected this week on
the vacant lot on Nineteenth street,
between O and H streets northwest.
Following a conference held today
between representative of the Arm
and officials of the war Industries
board. Col. W. A. Starrett. chairman
of the emergency construction com
mittee, Issued ordors evicting- Allen.
Mitchell A Co from Its Ohio avenue
Colonel Starrett offered to erect the
temporary wooden shed on Nineteenth
street to be occupied b thr. Allen,
Mitchell & Co, until It new- building
Is completed. This offer was accepted
and. the firm will move Into this build
ing the end of this week.
Orders calling off the guards from
the machine shop wrra given today
by Bernard M llaruch, chairman ot
tho war industries board Govern
ment contractors yesterday morning
took complete possession of tho ma
chineaISiop and ordered members and
employes of the firm off the propert
This was dona without anv notice
Tne rren ero not een ilvetl time to
gat their clo'hing om of the lockers
IN dHLYN FA
PARIS TWICE RA C
WAR BOARD OUSTS
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DROP IONS OF
By FRED S. FERGUSON.
United Press Staff, Correspondent. '
WITH THE AMERICANS ON
THE METZ FRONT, Sept- 16.-J
(Noon) American position, on the
eight-mile front between Janlajr (ojar
the Mad river) and the Mbsele wens
improved today, the Germana fur
ther retreating in that region.
A certain American division cap
tured an entire artillery park near
Jaulny, taking 72 cannon and mak
ing its total 90 for the drive.
All attempted counter attacks
having been repulsed, the baches ap
parently are riving their fall atten
tion to strengthening their with
Tanks Drive On.
The Americans are under heavy;
bombardment, but continue to im
prove their positions. Their morale Is)'
of the hlgbestr-and they are .anxious
to press on, while the bocha moral
Is correspondingly lower. Prisoner
say they have no hope of winninsr
the war. The Austrians are bitter
toward the Germans, saying they wera
left to shift for themselves, and that
repeated requests for more ammuni
tion were Ignored.
Aerial activity Is steadily Increas
ing Several tons of bombs wer
dropped on Courcelles, Ehranga, Soar
bracken. Roulay. and Buhl. Amerieaa
day bombers attacked the Mooell
bridges at Corny (six miles south
west of Matz) and Arnavllle (tw
miles south of Corny.) Many hits
were made with the four tons of
plosives used. ,
FRENCH PRESS ON:
BAG 300 GERMANS
PARIS. Sept. 16. French trooent
captured Vallly. on the AUne. ctersa
miles south or Laon. last night, ta
French war office announced today.
They also took Mont des Slns-na
together with 300 prisoners
"Between the Olse and tbe. Jtfeaa
last night we continued to prosxesn,
the communique said.
"We captured Mont des Shigaa.
with 300 prisoners, and also captnr!
ON 2-MILE FRONT
LONDON. Sept. IS. British
advanced their lines on a front of l
than two miles along both sides of tha
Tpres Comlnes canal last night, captur
ing a number of prisoners and machlno
guns. Field Marshal Half reported to
day. "Further slight advances were also
made In the vicinity of CambraX
"During the "night we carried out a
successful minor operation astride tha
Yprei Comes canal, advancing our lines
on a front of over two miles and captur
ing a number of prisoners and ma
chine guns." the statement said.
"On the battle front, encounters wlta
hctlle raiding parties and patrols hava
taken place In tho neighborhood of
Moeuvres (seven mile west of Cain
bra I). and near Garrelle.
"We have established new posts In
tho vkinlty of Sauchy-Cauchy (Ova
miles north of Mocnvres), and Oppy"
ON 33-MILE LINE
I.OVDON". Sept 16. The Germans
apparently are, withdrawing- along
the whole thlrty-three-mlla front be
tween Abaucourt and the Moselle 1st
an effort to Improve the protection of
communications in the vicinity of
i rau Americans auvanceu irom iwv
to three miles on mis ironi. ana in
somn places their patrols pushed for
ward an additional two miles,
Metz '. now under long ranre b-vm-fc.ii.l-iie-n
it was 1-arned today
(M'tt Is about ten miles f-ora &