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Words Are Dangerous.
Enemies Are Valuable,
iapan in Mexico.
Read Japanese History.
Fnlr tonight, with kill
ing frost j lowtnl tempera
ture about 26 drjcreeM
tomorrow fair, slightly
warmer. Temp, at S a. xn.,
28 drcreeni norronl temp,
for April 1 for taut 30
yearn, -18 decree.
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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1919.
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By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
The Northwest Tribune is
started in Chicago with this ex
"The JCortlmest Tribune with no
friends and no enemies and hopes
to make both."
j A newspaper with no friends
. does not amount to much- A news
, paper with no enemies amounts
"Why is it that in court a lawyer
can ask a witness any cruestion he
pleases, make it as insulting as he
pleases, and with success, and
with tears in his eves appeal to
the judge for protection, if the
answer doesnt exactly suit?
In Mrs. McClure's divorce suit
the husband's lawyer asks her,
"Was Mr. White sitting on the
edge of your bed in pyjamas?"
The lady replies: "You know it
is an invention."
The lawyer protests that the
witness is rude. Some day, some
judge will tell some lawyer that
impertinence is unbecoming to a
lawyer, an officer of the court, as
it is in a witness.
Words are dangerous, the Su
preme Court decides in refusing
the last appeal of Eugene V. Debs,
for a rehearing.
He must go to jail for ten years.
The judge seems to have been
most deeply offended by the fol
lowing words from Debs' speech
The common people of the Unit
ed States did not declare war.
"All wars are wrong."
As a matter of fact practically
all the people of the United States
DID declare war, in their minds,
before war was declared by the
President. There are few Ameri
cans out of a hundred million who
believe that it was unjust to de
clare war, after the Kaiser had
said to this country, "Send out
your ships on the high seas and I
will sink them for you."
"Words are dangerous, indeed.
Since Debs made his speech that
sends hhn to jail for ten years,
many men committed murders and
have been punished less severely
for killing than Debs for talking.
The trouble is that putting men
in prison does not end the danger
that resides in words. Nobody
could "have tried to curb speech
with imprisonment more earnestly
than did the Russian Czars. Yet
look at them. Speech proved more
powerful than their prisons. That
makes it so important to regulate
dangerous speech, if you CAN.
Bolshevism, ruled by Mr. Lenlne,
who .says one thin? today, another
tomorrow and means each day
what he says, seems as uncertain
as the .lady spider, who devours
her mate alive when he least ex
In Hungary, Bolshevist troop
are shooting at the French sol
diers. At the same time, Lenine,
who organized Hungarian bolshev
Ism, asks that Russia be admitted
to the League of Nations and of
fers to pay Russia's national debts,
a thing the French will insist
upon, to say nothing of our finan
ciers in New York.
Lenine is learning, as others
have learned, that government was
not established on earth "just for
fun." It is actually NECESSARY
and dealings with other govern
ments also are necessary.
Mexicans are said to have grant
ed "agricultural concessions" to
the Japanese and the United States
Government is investigating this
matter earnestly. Well It may.
"Agricultural concessions" ,for
the Japanese would mean permis
sion for Japanese to multiply and
spread over Mexico, south of us.
Japanese children bred on
Mexican concessions could not be
drowned or sent back. They would
travel, when they outgrew the con
cession. It would not take long
for the energetic, able, and in
telligent Japanese to establish n
group of a million, then of twenty
five, thirty, or fifty million on the
fertile and now half-cultivated
lands south of us.
We should learn some lessons in
agriculture and other things if the
Japanese get on this continent
the firm foothold that they want.
This Japanese-Mexican propo
sition twenty-five years from now
may be far more important to the
United States than all the talk of
the peace league in Paris.
Whoever doubts the ability of
(he Japanese to spread, conquer,
and crowd out the mixed popula
tions of Mexico should read a little
about the Mikado's enterprising
sons, in the days when the Chinese
historians contemptuously wrote
about them as Wa, the dwarfs, and
study them later in the days when
Wa, grown to be a military giant,
beat huge China as easily as you
would beat an eg.
No one knows just where the
Japanese came from, who the in
telligent people were that drifted
over from the mainland, extermi
nated the natives, the Ainus,
"men with sunken places'1 or rlrove
them north into the island of Yezo.
But this is certain, the Japanese,
able, enterprising, "persistent, cou
rageous, learning first from China
and from Korea, now from
Europe, possess power to supplant
other peoples and are amazingly
prolific when food is plenty.
Without personal hostility, with
respectful apprehension as to
their superior ability, Americans
may ask whether it is desirable to
have a Japanese nation crowd out
the Indian half-breeds in Mexico.
A FRAUD, SAYS
WIPE IN SUII
NEW YORK, April 1. Disillu
sioned, Mrs. Florence Brainard
Grimwood, of Chevy ' Chase, Md.,
brought suit for annulment in the
supreme court here yesterday of her
marriage to William F. G. Grim
wood, whom she loved for the dan
gers she thought he had endured.
Grimwood, who is now in England,
posed as an English officer and was
feted by Washington and New York
society, says the wife, who is twentv-
Lfour. He was never in the British
army and never faced danger, she
adds. His real name is given as
William Robert Archer. The case
presents such a maze of tangled
lives as has rarely come before the
Stripes Impressed Her.
Miss Florence Brainard camo to
New York on a visit July C, 1910, and
was Introduced" to the man nhe was
very soon to marry. He was being1 en
tertained as a hero of the war and
was prominent at the allied bazaar,
she says. Wound stripes on his uni
form spoke of his sacrifices for his
In telling how she was impressed
by the Englishman's reception, the
"The clamor which surrounded the
defendant (Grimwood) and the sym
pathy excited by the honorable
wounds which he professed to have
received on the battlefield lrf th
plaintiff (Miss Brainard) to listen to
his proposals of marriage proposals
which soon became importunities as
tne aeienaont further represented he
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PARIS. April 1. President Wilson
today announced appointment of
Julius Barnes as head of the organ
ization for handling the 1019 wheat
crop under the Congressional guar
antee. The appointment was made on rec
ommendation of Herbert Hoover.
TO TAKE GODSOL CASE
TO THE SUPREME COURT
The mandate of the Court of Ap
peals in the case of Frank J. Godsol,
the former French soldier, who was
exonerated by the superior court
yesterday of the charge of misrepre
sentation, not raching the District
Supreme Court for thirty days, the
bond of $60,000 which Godsol gave
for his appearance will be continued
until the case will have been finally
It is the Intention of the District
Attorney to take the caae to the
United States Supreme Court and pre
liminary steps to that effect are be
ing considered by Distilct Attorney
John H. Laskey and Assistant District
Attorney Bolitha Laws.
and then look to the north for
There is still a great deal of
room in Asia, unlimited fertile,
unused land in Siberia.
Those that think apprehension
regarding Japan as a neighbor,
exaggerated or unkind, might read
something about the history of
Korea. She thought the would do
Japan a favor and sent the Buddhist
religion and the little statues of
Buddha to civilize the Japanese.
Later she paid tribute every year
to the Japanese shogun, and still
later became protesting part of
the Mikado's dominions.
ARNES TO HEAD
Ex-Senator Lea Led
Party That Tried To
Kidnap the Kaiser
Col. Luke Lea, former United States
Senator from Tennessee, commander
of the 114th field artillery of the
Thirtieth division the "Old Hickory"
division of Carolinians and Tori
nesseans who returned from France
only a week ago in command of his
men, is the American colonel who
led the party of American army offl
cers who tried to kidnap the former
German Kaiser last winter.
The fact that Colonel Lea headed
the kidnaping party was fully con
firmed by a Tennessee man wh
talked with Colonel Lea upon his ar
rival at Newport News, Vo In com
mand of the 114th field artillery las
Sunday after that unit had arrived
from St Nazalre, France, on the
While current versions of the ston
r-rinted last January In French, Brit
Uh, and American newspapers as
serted that the attempt to kidnep thf
Kaiser was made on January !.
Colonel Lea Indicated to those to
'a horn he spoke last Sunday that it
i tally took place just before Christ
mas. "What were you going to do with
the Kaiser If your kidnaping project
had sticceeded?" Colonel Lea was
nuked by those to whom he admitted
that he headed the party that went to
the castle of Count von Bentinck, near
Christmas Gift to President.
"We were going to give him a free
ride to. Paris i our-automoblle and
present .him to President Wilson as a
This statement by Colonel Lea
7ould indicate that the attempt was
made Just before Christmas, and it
v. as intimated today that it took place
about December 21. From what was
learned from the gentlemen who
talked with Colonel Lea at Newport
News there were fully a dozen officers
and men of the American army in the
automobile party commanded by
Colonel Lea that tried to obtain pos
sesion of the Kaiser.
They were armed with passports,
which they had managed in some way
to obtain and which enabled them to
WOODSTOCK. Va.. April 1. With
the arrival here tonight of Company
D, Richmond Light Infantry, Blues
and a dozen special deputies, who
will be sworn In by Sheriff W. D.
Sconer, this little Shenandoah town
will be like an armed camp when W.
C. Hall, dry agent, and three of his
deputies are taken before Justice of
the Peace IL E. Irven for a prelimi
Hall and his aitles la.n week fired
on and killed Raymond C Shackleford
and Lawrence D. Hudson, who were
transporting n automobile load of
liquor from Raltimore to Danville,
their home. The battle with the al
leged bootleggers took place at
Fisher's Hill, in this county.
Feeling against the dry agents ran
high here und In Frederick county,
where the victims were removed.
Ilnll and his associates were released
It was reported here today that
they would waive commitment hear
pg, but would ask to go before the
court and have their bail reduced.
Kxpect No Trouble.
"We don't expect any trouble, but
I asked Governor Davis for the Rich
mond guards merely as precaution,"
Sheriff Sconer told The Washington
Times representative today.
"I will have a dozen special deputies
on duty. Some of them will be sta
tioned at the Jail, others will be at
the courthouse and others will be on
duty about the town."
Sheriff Sconer said he was holding
in the jail the twenty cases of liquor
removed from the automobile
Shackleford and Hudson were driv
ing. He will await an order of the
court before disposing of It.
Commonwealth's Attorney Clayton
E. Williams will represent the State
tn the investigation and prosecution
of the dry agents
J. Sydney Peters. State prohibition
commission. Is expected from Rich
mond tonight with E. L. Mulford, at
torney for the prohibition department.
They will appear forHall and hi
H BE iiLH LLR HLH LLR B LHLm
COL. LUKE LEA.
Former United States Senator
from-Tennessee, who led a daring
attempt to kidnap the Kaiser
from his palace of refuge in
Holland. ColoneJJLifijiaxs rie
ana nis party jmenuea ib. give-"
the Kaiser to President "Wilson
as a Christmas gift.
travel through Holland to. the castle
where the Kaiser was stopping. They
got olose enough to the presence of
the Kaiser, Colonel Lea told close
friends since his arrival In this coun
try, to hear his voice, but were foiled
through the sudden dispatch of Dutch
guards from Amerongen to the castle,
a contingency wholly unexpected and
which forced the American officers to
(Continued on Page 3, Column O
BOSTON. April 1. The story of the
"death platoon," commanded by Lieut.
Chester II. Howard, of Mt. Vornon.
Iowa, which charged the Huns across
No Man's Land, near Flabos, France,
and "went west" to a man was re
vealed here today by Brig.' Gen.
Charles H. Cole, who has just return
ed from overseas.
The exploit has never before been
made public. Howard's "death pla
toon" was composed of twenty-nine
men of the First battalion. 10-lth In
fantry. The young Iowa lleutonant,
who had displayed remarkable brav
ery, was ordi-red on October 1 1. 1918,
to malse a local attack, having Fla
bos as its objective
"On November 0, however." General
Cole continued, "my brigade took tho
town of Flabos. It was during tins
attack that we discovered what had
become of Lieutenant Howard and
"We tound tho thirty bodice ranged
in n ... of the ground where they
had rll.n. the Lo-ly of Lieutenant
IIowd slightly ahead. The bodies
lay in f hue almost straight, and at
skirmlMi intervals. The entire pla
toon and its leader, it was evident,
had charged daringly at a machine
gun strong point, had charged in per
fect rush formation. And the sweep
qf machine-gun bullets had got ev
ery one of them, apparently at about
the same moment."
BY REJECTED SUITOR
CHICAGO, April 1. Miss Jennie
Bodeen, a nurse, was nhnt nnrf -
rlously wounded early today by Al
bert Bottenhagen, a rejected suitor,
according to Miss Jodecn's story to
Bottenhagen escaDed nmi ih nnllce
fear he may have committed milcidc.
Miss Bodeen la expected to recovor.
Seven Washington automobile
drivers were- indicted by the grand
''ury on charges of manslaughter as
he result of their cars' colliding and
ausing the death of six persons in
he District during the past two
The action of the grand jury is the
csult of a determined campaign Dis
rict and Government officials are
inking to break up reckless driving
f motor cars which endangers the
ivcs of pedestrians, as well as occu
pants of the cars they drive.
Charles C Sinclair Indicted.
Charles C Sinclair, of 222 Qulncy
street northeast, was indicted as the
result of the death of Harry Tolson,
332 Eighth street southeast. Sin
clair was driving the car in which
Tolson was a passenger when the
I machine- ,coJJldad -with,.. 4re--Jri
thrown from the car, received a frac
tured skull, and died' at Casualty
Held for Norse Death,
Samuel B. Magruder and Aaron
Boston, both colored, were indicted
for the death of Miss Catherine
Lord, a nurse, who was struck and
knocked down by an automobile
they were driving on January 14 at
North Capitol and M streets.
James R. Brown was indicted tor
manslaughter as a result of the
death of Beatrice Bowie, who was
struck by Brown's automobile No
vember 13 at Sixth and N struts
northwest. The woman died frj'- i a
George Carroll, another of those in
dicted, was driving an autotruck at
Pennsylvania avenue and Sixth street
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
NEW YORK.. April 1. Before
Senior Lieut. Vincent Astor sailed
away for war he promised his stay-at-home
friends ho would bring back
a captured German submarine when
he returned home.
True to his promise, the wealthiest
young fighter In th United States
nivy is today en route Jo tl e I'nited
States, second In command of the
UC-97, one of the four enemy sub
marines which left Harwich. England,
In charge of American crews.
Advices to this effect were received
by the naval authorities here today
and confirmed by Mrs. Astor. The
last active service of the jourg lieu
tenant abroad was the commanding of
me of the boats that convoyed the
a'iied armlstk-e waterways commis
sion through the Kiel canal Into Ger
many. TEN ALLEGED BEDS
HELD IN PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH. Fa.. April 1. Ten
alleged anarchists, caught In a round
up In this district ty State and city
police, weie awalttjr hearings today
The men are Russl. ' und Ukrainians
A mass of Russian Bolsheviki and
other anarchistic literature, as well
as a large quantity of I. V W. propa
ganda, was seized Government
ag-nts said that evidence was un
covered that proved conclusively that
the I V W. Is recruiting members
,here from among the Russian an
archists. The arrests were made on the evo
of a big street parade planned for one
of the industrial towns in this dis
trict. CAN'T SKEK MUNITIOXS.
Military forces along the Mexican
border are forbidden to search ve
hicles for ammunition, according to
a ruling of the judge advocate gen
eral of the army published, today.
A TOR 01NG
BACK II U
ENT TO Fl
Captain Bartlett to Fly to
North Pole in June
LONDON, April L Capt. Eobert Bartlett, of New
York, plans to fly to the North Pole in June, starting
from a base at Oape Columbia, it was announced today.
Bartlett, who is forty-four years old, started his
polar explorations as a member of the Peary expedi
tion in 1897. He headed the Canadian expedition in
1893-4, when he crossed on the ice to Siberia.
N SPITE OF
PARIS. April L Despite Presi
dent Wilson's Impatience at recent
delays there was strong enaence
that tha'""..!!! was:.wUUee&
resumea iu sessions louuy.
Reparations, French territorial
claims and the Hungarian situation
were understood to constitute the
principal subjects for consideration.
Some of the more optimistic dele
gates believed the reparation ques
tion would be rapidly cleared up,
barring unforseen changes In the
present demands of various interests.
Others, however, declared the matter
of reparation was still far from set
tlement, although admitting there
seems to be a tendency to square all
demands with Germany's ability to
The "big fonr'a" problems were
further tangled by Injection of the
Hungarian question yesterday after
noon. The "llttlo five," or foreign
ministers' council, was called in to
discuss It. but decisions reached, If
any, were not revealed.
The French have succeeded in
bringing up the question of the left
bank of tho Rhine before the "big
four." This matter also was consider
ed at yeaterday'B session, but as in
the case of other matters, no state
ment was made regarding what hap
pened. -ProaMAnt "nr li son's closest friends
hnvo ntntocl that ho WOUld DUbllsh to
tho world the causes and sources of
delay In the peace work If speedier
action were not forthcoming. He was
reoresentcd as hopeful this woum
not be necessary. In all quarters it
was agreed, however, that lie nas
brought strong pressure to bear on
Warning In Speech.
President Wilson's warning of hi8
conferees regarding delays la under
stood to have taken the form of a
speech. In which ho told them the
world Is expecting facts, actions, and
results. He is said to have declared
he expected they would get this view
point and achieve results.
The Tre..iident's speech followed a
long address by Premier Clemenceau
regarding French tellltorial claims.
Afterward the conferees settle down
to work and are reported to have
accomplished more in the last half
hour of the session tahn in several
HELP WANTED FEMALE
CIBli As mother' helper; jenod home
tor rlsht Klrl Call UJ5 L. st. N vV.
' THIS AD COST
16c A DAY.
Mrs. Fanning, 1635 L
st. N. W., who inserted the
ad in The Times, secured a
competent woman the sec
ond day the ad appeared.
PHONE THE TIMES
The strangle casa of the bakery
children which stirred 'Washington
several weeks affo la adosed finci
dent In so fajLa the Court of App
In denying thd'lPctrUiSn'TdraTWrit
of error, filed by counsel forilr. and
Mrs. William A. Greer, Joint respond
ents in the proceedings, the court
sustained the finding of Judge Kath
ryn Sellers, of the Juvenile Court, who
held that the Oreers had failed to pro
vide & suitable home for destitute
The Court of Appeals has had the
petition under consideration for two
weeks. The decision was handed
Bight children were Involved in the
proceedings: she boys and two girls.
Children Are Removed.
They were removed from the
Greer bakery, operated In the rear of
the Greer home, at 112 Twelfth street
northeast, after sensational disclos
ures were made by police investiga
tors. With this phase of the case dis
posed of, Mrs. Greer was called
Into court today to answer to eleven
cases of violation of the child labor
Attorney David, appearing for Mrs.
Greer entered a plea of nolo con
tendere and tho court gave a written
decision assessing a fine of $5 in
The court's opinion follows:
"The court is of the opinion that the
defendant has knowingly, wilfully and
notoriously violated the provisions of
the child labor law; that the violation
was made possible by the laxity and
inefficiency of the child labor inspec
tion service of the District of Colum
bia: that the violation was known to
many citizens of the District of Colum
bia who evaded their duty to report
the violation to the proper authorities.
"Bcause of the contributory negligence
on the part of the officials and citizens.
this defendant appears now for the first
time before this court charged with vio
lation of the child labor law and Is, In
the opinion of this court entitled to the
privilege which it is the custom of this
court to accord to first defenders in child
labor case the privilege of pleading
guilty or nolo contendrc, and being fined
the nominal sum of $5 In each case pend
ing and earned that upon a. second con
viction for a violation of the law. the full
penalty $50 In each case will be ordered."
Tho specific charge against Mrs.
Greer In the labor case is that she
had orphan children at work in the
bakery who were under the legal age.
According to testimony offered In
the first hearing, the children's ages
are eleven to fifteen years.
The children in question have re
cently been returned to the various
orphanages from whence they came.
Sow Under D. C. Board.
After being removed from the bak
ery, they were placed by the court
under the Jurisdiction of the Board
of Children's Guardians of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Mrs. William A. Greer, who is di
rectly In charge of the Grccr bak
ery, announced, while on tho witness
stand In her own defense, that never
again would she have orphan chil
dren in her bakery.
It had been the practice of the
Greers for nearly twenty years to get
orphan boys and girls from various
institutions and keep them at work
in the bakery.
There are- still more than 1,500,000
Mdougbboy" overseas. Buy War Sav
ing; Stamps and - help bring- them
BERLIN. Via Omn horror. i,J
London, April 1-AIlied troops
fcnac wui Degin a. campaign against
the Hungarian Bolsheviks have ar
rived at Constanza, Romania, ac
cording to advices from Bucharest
waay, quoting .Rumanian news-
British and Italian t-mnnc t,-,
arrived at Pressbnrc. Mi--r-rr.
miles southeast of Vienna, and
nave occupied all the railway lines
in the -vicinity, preliminary to joint
military action against the Reds.
The Serbians are preparing' to in
German reDreseniatfvp nt jnA
pest have warned all German sub
jects to leayfrthe city.
cates sat the entente is preparing
for military actipn against the
Hungarian Bolsheviki on a big
scale. The country may be in
vaded all along the southern fron
tier with at least four 'nations
participating in the campaign,
ZURICH, April 3.A dispatch from
Vienna said it was learned from au
thoritative sources in Budapest it
the Hungarian soviet govermneat
has offered Germany an alllanca
against the entente.
Humors are also in circulation ttiy
the Russian soviet government has
offered the Germans an lllanco.
LONDON; April lr Foreign Minister
Bela Kun in a wireless dispatch frost
Budapest today characterized reports
that Hungary bad declared was
against Serbia and 'Rumania as
The statement added that withiai
three days all lands in Hungary win
be nationalized and all debts an
nuled. BUDAPEST. April 1. M. JSVrrneft-
renresentativa of the KunenrlM
Soviet government in Vienna, told tho
Vienna government that "our eco
nomic relations with German-Austria
must be the closest possible," it was
leornea acre -toaay.
COPENHAGEN, April lw Th4
Ukrainians have defeated the Russian
Bolsheviki at Borodlanka and are
moving on Kiev (the Ukrainian capi
tal), according to an official Ukrainian
statement received here today.
All packers were released from
Federal control of the Food Adminis
tration license system by proclama
tion of President Wilson, effective to
day. Tho President signed the proclama
tion ia Paris. It provides "that all
persons, firms, corporations, or asso
ciations engaged in importing, manu
facturing, including packing, storage,
or distributing fresh, canned, or
cured beef. pork, mutton, or lard.
be released Immediately from license
by the Food Administration.
The President's proclamation has
the effect of removing all restrictions
on margins of profits which have
been maintained during the war by
the Food Administration. These re
strictions were fraated to allow only
a 10 per cent profit to the packers on
their turnover and a 1) per cent profit
on their total business.
WILL BE SENT OUT SOON
The joint commission of Congress
to Investigate salaries, of which
former Congressman Keating is sec
ret&rv .will send out the ouaLion-
naire -which it Is preparing in & short
PACK HED 0