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History's Great Council.
To Influence 1,000 Years.
Who Will Head It?
What Will It Decide?
By ARTHUR BRISBAYE.
i In their copybooks long ago
little boys wrote laboriously
pressing on the down strokes, the
Citizen soldiers, freedom's best
Boys that used to write those
flTe words are now men past sixty.
They realize, reading the news
from Europe, that they were writ
ing solemn trnth. Citizen soldiers
are freedom's best defenders.
The Kaiser had a contrary no
tion. He thought that professional
Soldiers, trained to kill, goose
Btep and obey without thinking.
Tjould conquer the world.
It turns out that the citizen.
peaceful today and a fighter, -to- I
morrow, is the real conqueror. ?T-
The Kaiser might have known"1 f
it. Cromwell made his unbeatable
armies of such material. Napo
leon did the same. His genius and
their enthusiasm easily overcame
The truth of the copy book
words will be proved by and by,
wijea the ablest men in the world
Rather around a peace table in
Europe to decide the most impor
tant questions that the world
has ever discussed.
This question the world asks:
Will Woodrow Wilson go to the
peace table as the world's um
pire? He might well say, as Dante
wrote of himself, "If I go, who
remains? If I remain, who is
there to go?"
Writers and painters have out
done each other describing great
The greatest scene is to
come at that mighty gathering
when the President of the United
States, present or absent, will
do for all the world what George
Washington did "for, this country.
Too council of Vienna, and
its great problems, were as mere
child's play compared with the
peace council that is coming. ,
The great council of Berlin,
whence Disraeli Teturned with; his
famous "peace with honor," "was
a local gathering compared to the
meeting that the world will soon
How-leng-wllfthe" council fast?"
What questions will he decided?
,some temporarily, some for all
time? By what laws, binding
men's actions; by what geograph
ical limits defining national terri
tory will democracy be made safe
and autocracy powerless?
There will be work enough and
difficult problems enough for the
world's ablest men long before
the -really great questions of per
manent peace can be reached.
Persia, for instance, the land of
ancient power and history, and of
modern nothingness, will have her
day in court at this peace council.
What can be done to give
democracy to one Oriental caste
looking with contempt on the mass
of people, and at the same time
give freedom to masses that have
never known It? A big problem.
And the Balkans, another gi
gantic problem, what work will
be done to adjust the great fun
damental questions and endless
Who shall have access to the
Who shall own the eastern
side of the Adriatic, now geo
graphically arranged to put tho
coast of Italy at the mercy of
What shall be done to confine
and control the brigands of Bul
garia, and what to repay the
courageous Serbians for their he
roic fight and endless sacrifices?
And Russia, great monster of
power, devouring herself, present
ing a hundred Balkan problems,
trying desperately, hopelessly, to
solve the problem of the world
by putting intelligence and law
at the mercy of violence, igno
rance and brutality?
Apart from the greatest ques
tions, the fate of the Kaiser and
j his cousin. Charles of Austria, the
chaining forever of Prussian war
' mania, there will be problems to
I deal with that will require all the
i genius of the civilized world.
V There will be needed especially
, such quickness of decision as was
( shown by the President in his
recent reply to Austria. Old
a school diplomats would sit for one
hundred years. Who can doubt
that the President of the United
States will be compelled, whether
" he wishes it or not, to sit at the
head of that table, where the
world is to be made over, and
Fortunately, what civilized men
determine upon in good faith they
can do. Criminals refrain from
crime if they know the policeman
Prussians and Turks win re
frain from war and murder If
they know that armed civilization
is ready Instantly to condemn and
punish the first step.
Hard work, but successful
work, will be that great council
destined to settle questions that
will Influence the planet for a
Fair and eeatlBned coal
tonight. Probably limit
trout In low places.
Monday fair and warmer.
Temperature at 8 a. nu,
45 deicreea. Normal tem
perature on September 33
for the last 30 rears, 64
BRITISH ADVANCE ON
DOLL BABY TO
An innocent, pink-cheeked, blue
eyed baby doll made of china yester
day served to illutsrate the way Eva
Roy was killed as she ate her
lunch by a spring in the deep woods
of Fairfax county, Va.
In the office of Inspector Grant,
chief of detectives, and under the
eyes of detectives. State Attorney
Ford, of Fairfax Va., and Dr. Ford
Swetman, who accompanied Attorney
Ford, Benjamin Rubin, confessed
murderer of the Innocent Virginia
girl, re-enacted the most gruesome
tragedy ever perpetrated in a sec
tion said by the sheriff of the county
to be a' ''place of Ignorance and
-The claimant of the. crime acted
again the sordid detail of the
traced-' within, too confines of the
officer" room, while-. inconrruonsly.
the Wfght,un.shai2 thro USA -ilars.,
windows, ana me, ouiy turn 01 four
teenth street spoke monotonously of a
prosaic world outside.
The nock-murder was ordered, and
the china doll bought, for the pur
pose of examining- Rubin with the
Idea that perhaps details of the crime
which Rubin claims to have forgotten,
might be brought back to him. It also
served to show another Important fea
ture of the crime which was unfamil
iar to Rubin. He fell into a trap.
Rubin described in detail the pos
ture of the girl as she sat at the
spring, deep In the cool woods of Fair
fax county, and ate a lunch prepared
for her by loving bands at home. In
the shadow of the old Hanse House,
which stands by the spring, he de
scribed her sitting there unaware of
the fate that awaited her.
Places Doll On Floor.
Rubin placed the doll on the floor
In the position he described Eva Roy
to have been sitting. Then followed
a aeries of rapid movements, and the
little doll, about half life-size, was
bending in a grip about her throat.
"I seized her like this and choked
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FOR FATAL BUST
ARCADIA, Cal., Sept. 22. Enemy
agents may have been responsible
for the explosion during "bmoke
bomb" practice here lste Friday, In
which Private Guy Weyland, of Ne
braska, and Bailey Thompson, of
New York, were instantly killed and
three others injured. Major Harris,
post adjutant, stated today that was
his theory and that "smoke bomb"
powder which exploded with unusual
violence may have been tampered
BANGOR, Me.. Sept. 22. Twelve
Belgian women, ten of them dead.
were found chained to German ma
chine guns captured by Americans,
according to a letter received by
Judge William H. Powell, of this city,
from his brother, Lieut. Lester L.
Powell, now In-France.
PHILADEI.r.IIA Sept. 22. Depart
ment of Justice at .is are Investiga
ting the connectlors of John Plumes.
on Austrian, of Chester. Pa., who was
arrested yesterday when found armed
v Ith a stlfk of dynamite near the At
lantle Refining Company's plant at
Point Breeze, Pa.
BLAIV1E FOE AGENTS
CHAINED TO GUNS
Published every -v-nlnr (Incladlnr Sunday)
Entered as eecond-clae matter at the post-
office at Wainlnxton. D. C
U-boats save resumed opera
tions off the Atlantic coast. An
American trawler was torpedoed
without warnlcx last night.
Secretary Lamina; has seat
message to all allied neutral na
tions to check the Bolshevik
reign of terror.
SXanr passengers reported
missing when panic results from
explosion of steam pipes sn email
passenger vessel near New York.
Eleven wounded In net riot at
Tanks' artillery drenches Meta
forts with shells.
Finnish leader declares Cssa
mlttee on xubUe information's
documents on Bolsaevfkl are
British push forward along St.
Qnentln sector, capturing: all
Spain's demands for
der of German ahlps in cempea
aetlon for U-boat losses turned
Betf-eonlessed slayer of Krs
Hoy onsets tragedy In police
Eighteen persona Injured In
street ear collision nt Wisconsin
avenue and F street northwest.
- rooer Aaauajstraror -
urges farther ssvtag In food to
permit heavy shipments to allies.
Demand for parliamentary rale
brings another political crisis la
Bulgarians driven from Sokol
strongholds and reported In root
along; entire line.
American aviators renew ae
ttrlty along TVoevre sector.
German militarists suppress
Socialists demanding reforms.
Fire of unknown origin In the ware
house and garage building of Wilson
& Rogers, commission merchants. In
the rear of 400 Third street north
west, early today caused damage esti
mated at J 10,000. The loss Is
partly covered by Insurance.
The building contained canned
goods, meats, and butter.. Two auto
mobile trucks were destroyed. The
Are broke out at about 1 o'clock, lire
companies Nos. 3. 6. and 14 responding
to the alarm. The (Ire was under con
trol In forty minutes.
The gasolene In the tanks of the
two trucks blazed up, the flames
shooting through a trap door Into the
loft above, where goods were stored.
10 U.S. SAILORS
The Navy Department has been In
formed by Admiral Sims that ten
men on the U. S. S. Seneca lost their
lives on September 16 uhlle at
tempting. In a heavy sea. to save the
British steamer Wellington, which
had been torpedoed by a U-boat.
The men are William L. Boyce.
Jersey City. N. J-: James J. Kevins.
Norwich. Conn.; Merton Spelllnwerf,
Port Richmond, N. r : Raymond H.
Plngard. Bridgeport, Conn.: William
H. Prime, l'onkers, N. Y.; Russell
Elam. no emergency address: August
Zuleger, no emergency address: Mar
tin M. Orensen. Mou Aalberg, Den
mark: William II. Best, no emer
gency address: Carl S. Newbury.
New London, Conn.
BANS TEUTONIC TOOTING
CHICAGO. Sept. 23. Musical Ger
manism met Its Waterloo In Chicago
today Announcement was made that
all Teutonic strains had been Ironed
out of the material for the historical
pageant which will celebrate the Illi
nois Centennial at the Auditorium
Theater here, October 7 to 12.
BULLET MISSES TROTSKY
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 22. An attack!
on Leon Trotsky, Bolshevik! war
minister, by a soldier who fired andi
missed. Is reported in dispatches to
day from Klett.
DIE SAVING HIP
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1918.
20,000 DRAFT UNMASK
SLACKERS ARE NATIONS TO
ROUTED FROM OUTLAW THE
SHIPYARD JOBS BOLSHEVIK!
More than 20,000 draft registrants
have been routed out from the Em
ergency Fleet Corporation In a drive
against slackers. Provost Marshal
General Crowder announces. Local
draft boards, the Shipping Board,
and the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion have co-operated to get at the
thousands of draft-age men who
tried to escape the call to service by
obtaining employment with the Em
ergency Fleet Corporation, Crowder
Crowder made it clear, however,
that there -is no blanket withdrawal
of deferred classifications to em
ployes of the shipyards or of any
essential Industry. Only clear cases
of draft evasion and men who are
untrained for the work required are
to be affected. While Crowder has
tightened up on exemptions for ship-
Lworkers no. change haa.heenijBadaJ
in the original regulations, he says,
and none is contemplated.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 22. Cramp
shipyard strikers have returned to
work. They say their charges of
favoritism to ball players hare been
Sherwood Magee. one of the ball
players In question, said "the favor
ites" were willing to compete with
any of the men In the shipyard. He
said the strikers had confused the
Cramp workers with those at Hog
STREET CAR KILLS
Thomas Cutlee, nineteen-year-old
hegro, of 302 ' Bryant place north
west, was Instantly killed at 12:20
o'clock this morning when a Ford
touring car which he was driving was
struck by a northbound street car of
the Washington Railway and Electric
Company on Fourth street, between
N and O streets northwest.
The street car was In charge of
Conductor Abraham Sacks, of 90O
Third street southwest, and Motorman
William B. Langley, of 1302 Four-and-a-half
street southwest, who are
being held at the Second precinct po
lice station for the action of a.
According to Motorman Langley,
the touring car was being driven
south on the wrong side of Fourth
street The glare from its headlights
temporarily blinded him. Langley de
clared and before he could realize his
nearness to the machine the smash
occurred. The machine was badly
damaged. It bore a license number
belonging to the Weller Construction
FOR RENT ROOMS
ONK LARGE nicely famished room;
suitable for one or two younr ladles.
Phone Col Kit.
The above ad ap
peared in The TIMES
two days and rented
the rooms. The adver
tiser said phone calls are
still coming in.
Phone The TIMES
RETURN TO WORK
Expressing its own horror at Bol
shevism's rule of blood and ruin, tho
United States Government haa sent
suggestions to allied and neutral na
tions, which, if accepted, will pro
claim the BolshevOd International
The suggestions were contained in
a message to all our ambassadors
and ministers, except in London aad
Paris, asking them to sound out the
governments to which they are ac
credited on taking immediate action
in expressing the world's aversion
for such horrors.
London and. Paris ars acting inds.
pendently but In entire harmony with
this course. England has already
proclaimed; the bolshcvikl the ene
mies of mankind. And, If this pro
posed International brand Is placed
upon them, they will be literally eut-
,, The Government mads It plain that
It was acting In Ui interests of the
mass of the Russian people, who ars
striving to reconstruct their nation
on a basis of self-government and
Pointing to the unbridled reign of
mass terrorism, executions. Impris
onments and lawlessness. Secretary
of Stats Lansing's note declared:
This Government feels that K
canot b silent or refrain from ex
pressing Its horror at this existing
state of terrorism."
All civilised nations, it was sug
gested, should "register their abhor-
(Continued on Page 2, Column ft.)
FOURTH LOAN FLAG
While seventy French leglonalres.
direct from the western front, stood
at attention and 10,000 employes of
Government departments cheered. Sec
retary MeAdoo unfurled the Fourth
Liberty Loan banner from the Treas
ury building yesterday.
Unable to control their enthusiasm
as the red-bordered flag, with Its four
blue bars, fluttered to the breeze, the
warriors of France cheered and ex
changed kisses. '
Secretary McAdoo said:
"We have hoisted again at the top
of the Treasury building the flag
which Indicates that a new Liberty
loan the fourth Liberty loan will
soon be offered to our countrymen. It
Is also a signal to our men In France
that those of us who stay at home In
tend to see that every dollar of Amer
ican treasure. If need be, shall be en
listed to support them In the mag
nificent work they are doing In com
pany with their gallant French com
rades, whom we are honored to have
represented here today, and with their
brave British. Italian, and Belgian
comrades and with all the other noble
people who -are fighting with America
in this great conflict for the vindica
tion of liberty and democracy
throughout the world, and that we are
determined to see this fight to a suc
cessful finish and to destroy forever
military despotism In the world.
"What American Is not thrilled In
every fiber by the deeds our gallant
rershlng and our nooie American sons
have already done upon the gory bat
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AN ATLANTIC PORT. Sept 2Z
The steam trawler Kingfisher was tor
pedoed oft the north Atlantic coast,
according- to reports here today. De
tails were laeklnr.
Naval officials here said ther had
no report of the stnklnfr.
The Klnicflsher was owned by the
East Coast Fisheries Company and was
was one of the latest type trawlers.
.She flRtircd In the rescue of many sur
vivors of fighting; vessels sunk In
the recent submarine raids oft the
New England coast.
OFF NEW ENGLAND
GEN. HAIG REPORTS
President Wilson Asks You
To Read This
So high lias become the death toll of Spanish influenza
in the army and navy and citizenry' of .thb country that the
surgeon general of the army has issued rales to observe in
avoiding the disease.
President Wilson urges fiat the directions be distribated
widely throughout the country. The President wfll later order
the directions placarded and posted' in all Government depart
ments and army and navy posts.
The directions follow:
"How to Strengthen Ob? Arsenal Defease -erataofrtJpsafan Iaflaeaja.
1 Avoid needless 1 1 TTiil Ti i ffm hi ii is a crowd flT.Junna
"2 Smother your coughs sad sneeses others do act wast 4e
genus which yon would throw sway.
"3 Your nose, not your month, was made to kseaSta tnxeegn
get the habit
"4 Remember the three "W
"S Try to keep cool when
"5 Open the windows always at heme si njgbt; at fee-
"7 Food wQl win, the war
choosing and chewing yonr food
"8 -Your fata may be in
"9 Dont let the waste product of drgestien
a glass or two of water on get&sg op.
no Dont use a napkin, towel, sopon, fork, glass, or cap
has been used by otber person and not washed
"11 Avoid tight clothes, tight shoes, tight t$tms stele to
nature yonrally, not yonr prisoner. ,is
"12 When the air is pare,
Borrorr, sept, sr wmtsas r.
Knmqr, psstisssler of Bsstsn and
erar Cosai t sens sn, died U tse
City Hospital sere shsrOy alter
IX o'clock lsst Blskt, a vietla f
laflneasa. B kss keea til far
A reneral eanrpalxn against Span
ish Influenza was berua today by
Surseon General Rupert Bfcn, chief
of the United States Public Health
Service. The serlons menace which
the epidemic presents to war produc
tion is recognized t ally by tbs surseon
general. He declares drastle. steps are
needed If the disease Is to be pre
vented from checking America's war
Laboratories throughout the eons
try axe appealed to by Surgeon Gen
eral Blue for aid In determining the
exact nature of the germs causing
Spanish Influenza that preventative
measures may be organized as speed
ily as possible. All health authori
ties also are asked to start educa
tional campaigns in an effort to halt
the spread of the epidemic which
brings death to many of its victims,
The Public Health Service frankly
Is puzzled as to the exact cause of
the disease, declaring, in a bulletin
issued today, it to be of vital import
ance that the nature of the baccilU
"It is well known that the epl
demlc of Influenza which swept the
United States and a large part of
Europe In 1S93 was caused by a bac
terium called Pfelffer's bacillus,'
stated Surgeon General Blue. "On the
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ANOTHER O.C. IN
Spanish influenza has claimed an
Lieut. Jacob Rosenberg, former
Georgetown University student, died
yesterday at Camp Devens, Mass.. fol.
lowing an illness of less than one
week. Soanlah Influenza is ascribed
as the cause of his death.
Lieutenant Rosenberg was a mem
ber of the 1917 class at the George
town University Law Schoil. He re
ceived a commission as firt lieu
tenant In the Infartry thro weeks
ago at the officers' training camp
at Camp I e. Va.
" was born at Kail Rlvr. Mns.,
rjt had l.vd la tn District for the
lait two yert'.
DIES OF INFLUENZA
yea walk, aad
if yen give it a Crimea Title tgr
yonr own fataaewasa
breathe an ef ft jroa c
wale several iw-tasi wen killed
aad wswaded hare) ferokca t at
Salzburg, tasltil of the) Attstre
Htmgartan ererwa land t Sals.
ma stcejSTdlaj? ts laxonsaClssi
reeclied here.. Tie palsee at Ota
lenmr was Invaded. The lead
tax; hotels aad shepa were hn
aered asad stales veera cVs fayed.
Gcadaijisea sired useu the rjs.
era, fcext Cfe
t lestara erder.
AMSTERDAM. Sept. U. German
newspapers, following the lead of the
Leipzig Tageblatt, are boldly dhv
ensstng the probable overthrow of
the present German gorernmej
through joint action by th majority
These factions have evinced their
determination to form at once a pai
Ilamentary government that will be
independent of the domination of
main headquarters. The newspapers
concede that the situation now rests
with the centrists, who are expected
to decide Monday which way they
will throw their influence.
The Social Democrats plainly no
longer have confidence in Chancellor
von Hertllng, and even the progres
sives believe the aged diplomat Is not
fitted to bring about peace.
A dispatch received from Cologne
states that the city council has passed
resolutions, stating that the popula
tion is suBTertng from lack of food
and urging Increased production and
Capt von Salzmann, celebrated
military critic, writing In the Vos
slche Zeltung. declares that "we are
absolutely certain the new German
front will hold." according to a Ber
Several days of grace are held out
before a visit to Uncle's for the old
overcoat will become necessary, ac
cording to the weather man. although
tonight blankets in quantity will be
used by all those fortunate enough to
The Weather Bureau points out to
day that Jack Frost may be expected
for a short visit "In low places" to
night, but tomorrow will be warmer
and successive days likewise. Cold
weather from the West descended
upon us, continues the weather man,
causing the chilly spell.
The temperature at 8 o'clock this
morning was -15 degrees, several sev
eral degrees under the normal marl.
computed from records covering the
last thirty years. The normal is 66
PRICE THREE CENTa
EAST OF EPEHY
FRANCE, Sept. f? Shea tae
beginning est the pesssat Brit
ish thrust intwnt St Qeea-tia
and Caafarai the British troops
have 'eaptsred ifuniiihmtMy
10QJBOQ FLlsuima or the eejaiva
leat of tea Genua drririeaa.
For six weeks, the '.British
have been flghalng- sltnort. in
eessaatly with ua wavering sae-
tOKDOR. Sept SV-Tke British
hare mmfe aaMBatisl progress on.
the whole frost of attack. Meld Mar-.
shal Saig hayairinpniwi tn a cga
of BpekyT he said, "a
peraaoaadwuued the Ue
stress; eaeacr eumatuv at-
"In the gatJJuisit sector we pro-
, grassed farther and seek a nassker
BRITISH CLOSE IN
ON 18,000 TURKS
bt&BSO Turks to Umiassuit wiSa-essa-
rtara ta tfae eavsloytag- wets -est eMa-
exal AEenbys British troops. XtT iTy
this army has been graettraHy sea
prisoned on three sides to Ilia susfll
west and danganmslr so to Che i
cast or the Jordan
General Alienor Is
rtrDxa the acuta.
HAVK1S. yraaea. Beet
of trench eleoests reeeafbr
the Germans north of KIppe fa. zsess
east of Merckem) has been rturtat
by the Belgian command. ,
-North of KIppe, Thsradsr night, we
reoccspled lost trench elements wstssr
the enemy captured Wednesday.' Use-
eommuxuqo said, ,
17 TONS OF BOMBS
LONDON. Sept. 22. Seventeen tons
of bombs were dropped by British
airmen Friday night In raids over
German soil, and fires resulted at
Mannheim, where there are great
German munitions plants.
One German airplane was shot
down, and one British machine failed
In addition to bombing' the works
at Mannheim, explosives were thrown
down upon wharves, the factories at
Karlsruhe (the capital of Baden),
blast furnaces at Bar bach, and Ger
man airdromes at Boulay. Frescatr
Direct hits, which resulted in fires,
were seen at Frescatr and Morhange,
as well as at Mannheim.
LONDON, Sept. 22. Nineteen Ger
man airplanes were shot down by
British airmen on Friday, Field Mar
shal Halg has reported.
Eleven British planes are missing.
During the night a two-motor Ger
man bombing machine was shot
ON WHOLE FRONT
PARIS. Sept. . Allied forces are
pursuing the Bulgarians on the whoa
front between the Cerna and Vardar
rivers. It Is officially announced.
The fleeing Bulgarians ar burning
abandoned villages. An artillery bat
tle Is raging on the entire seventy-mile
front between Monastlr and the Var
Between the Cerna and the Vardar,
we axe pursuing the beiten Bulgarian!.