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He Praised His Wife.
The Kaiser Smiled.
A Cheap War.
Too Much for John Bull.
Published every evening (Including Sunday)
Entered as second-clsss matter, at the
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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
' (Copyright, 1919 )
The big war seems to be over;
"twenty-three little wars are run
king on. Perhaps they will die
No doubt Germans, reading
,)eace conditions and news about
. the sinking of all their battleships
in a British harbor, will find com-
-tfort in the battleship news.
Nobody need grudge that little
fcomfort since they are beaten.
Conceive, if you can, the in
conceivable. Imagine the United
Btates beaten, all its battleships
taken. Then imagine American
tailors on board sinking all the
ships and saying to the con
rueror, "YOU can't have them
fenyhow." As you would feel
tfhen, Germany feels now.
Perhaps England does not feel
po badly. It would have been dif
ficult for her to keep ALL those
If the German warships had
been divided among the allies and
the United States, it would have
been necessary for England to
luild two ships for every one
taken by other countries. She has
really saved money in shipbuild
ing by the sendinc of those shins
Jto the bottom.
The former Kaiser is havintr Hull
Hays and gloomy nights undoubt
'fcdly. But as he looked up from
iiis sawing of logs and heard that
fcvery German fighting ship but
pne had gone to the bottom there
2nust have been a smile on his
v He put all of his energy and
Ineavy taxation from German
I 'workers into building those ships.
Any man who admires dfjr-
atrination will give credit to those
German sailors, that through love
bf country, sank the ships and
sprang into the water, many of
xnem never to reappear.
' Major Blair, of Richmond Hill,
I C I. M m ...
irsc American omcer irom that
section to be killed in France,
leaves everything to his wife.
Kothing unusual about that. He
occupies considerable snace in his
I "will telling the world that he had
me Desr, -aiie tnat ever lived.
"The truest, most hnnnrahlp nn4
loving wife in the world." That,
t for some reason, is unusual. Men
i have a great capacity for think-
ing about themselves and taking
women's good qualities for
With the war over and peace
signed, take a long breath, and
add up the bill. Secretary Baker
isays his department cost the
country fourteen billions and a
half, a little more than fourteen
times the total national debt be
fore the war began. The navy
cost billions, railroads in in
' creased expense cost billions.
Everything was done in billions.
But if peace is permanent, the
price is cheap. '
And even if peace be not per
i manent, which is probable, with
every nation in the world dissatis
fied, you may find comfort in this
The young men of the United
States taken into the army AC
QUIRED MANY BILLIONS
DOLLARS WORTH OF
f HEALTH AND EXPERIENCE.
Young men that went in weigh
ing one hundred and twenty
nonnds came out weighing one
hundred and fifty. And the weight
gained was solid muscle.
Two million men that went to
Europe did an amount of think
ing that will show in the next
generation. It will show in bet
ter government, and, although not
at once, in control of little groups,
financial and otherwise, that have
hitherto managed to control the
This nation will eventually see
some of the radicalism that is
making old-fashioned minds wake
up in England.
There the government will take
over coal mines, and at the end of
three years the British govern
ment will be the only coal dealer
Englishmen that burn coal will
Tay for it what it cost to get it
out and transport it, plus a small
price for the coal in the ground
which didn't cost anybody any
thing. That will be different from the
American plan, which permits
combinations of coal mine owners
to charge the people MORE for
coal than the price charged while
the war was on.
The British are not only nation
alizing coal, and striving In other
desperate ways to meet the de
mands of the awakened working
classes. They are even worrying
about our American methods.
A royal British commission says
that a great menace to Englcnd is
THE AMERICAN BEEF TRUST.
They suggest that measures be
taken to regulate the price th t
American packers may charge
Uurope for American meat
There the English are biting off
e. large mouthful. They found the
I nited States Government easy.
Little Eva was not half as kind
to Uncle Tom as the United States
has been to John Bull. But when
John Bull begins dealing with
American packers, he will find a
Fet of Americans unlike the Unite '
States officials that always begin
shoveling out money the moment
they see Baliour s high hat
IS USFD BY
E VALER A TO
NEW YORK. June 24. The se
cret of Edward Eamon De Valera's
spectacular escape from England
and makincr his wav into the United
States without the aid of passport
or credentials, was revealed here to
day. The president of the Irish repub
lic left Eneland in a hvdroplane,
flew out to sea, and there met, by
appointment, a steamer. He trans
ferred to this ship and came to
America. Further details of his
daring exploit were refused by his
advisers today, because of fear that
their revelation might injure friends
in Eneland and America.
According to De Valera's advisers
he made his escape under the eyes
of a number of British army and
"They apparentlv did not recog
nize him," said one. "For as the
hydroplane left the water they
cheered and waved. The aviator
flew straight out to sea, made a
successful landing and President De
Valera was taken aboard in a small
boat The port at which he landed
must remain a. secret."
Tells Erin's Aims.
In his "Presidential" &uite at the
Waldorf today, De Valera told of the
aims and hopes of the Irish repub
lic. "First. I -want to deny that lie so
widely circulated in this country that
the Irish republic connived with or
accepted gold from the German gov
ernment during the war," he said. "It
is British propaganda, calculated to
discredit our cause in the allied coun
tries." DeValera stated that his prime pur
pose in coming to America was to
win from the American people recog
nition of the' Irish republic.
"After the people have recognized
our Government," he said, ''then it
will be time enough to ask your Con
gress and Government for recogni
tion, if a hearing has been
" ."!? ha-sbcen refused
our representatives in Paris. I would
like to go before the American Con
gress, thank them for the interest
taken in our cause and present our
claims for recognition."
Plans have been complete to
finance the republic, he declared. The
Sinn Fein government already is au
thorized to issue bonds to be sold in
America, Canada, Australia, and Ire
land. De Valera stated he would tour the
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GEN. BILE MEETS
LONDON. June 24 General Persh
arrived here today from j
France for a brief visit, was met at
Dover by General Biddle, commander
of the American forces in Eneland.
who motored with him to London
Pershing's arrival wab character-
istically unostentatious Kew people
recognized him He will spend the
night here as Riddle's gueht. and will
motor to Oxford tomorrow
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"Perfect Wife" Tells
Romance That Inspired
Husband's Unique Will
NEW YORK. June 24. "Is It 80
strange for a man to lovo his wife
and say so that such & number of
you should come all the way out
here to ask about it? Love should be
the most accustomed thing in the
world, should it not?"
The sweet-faced, dark-eyed little
woman who opened the door at the
home in Richmond Hill, Queens, to let
out one reporter and admit another,
smiled. They had been ringing her
bell all day, she said. She was the
woman described in his will by Major
Charles Gamble Baird, 413th Signal
Corps Batalion, as the "acme of per
fection" and the "truest, most honor
able and loving wife In the world."
And that after fourteen years of mar
ried life, during which they never
were separated until he answered the
call of his country, for which he gave
Leaves Son of Eleven.
He left one son, Charles, eleven
"I didn't say a word against his
going, although he would "have stayed
had I asked it," said Mrs. Baird, who
was born in Hungary. "When ho
told me he was needed I said: Tour
country and my country arc at war,
but I owe everything to the land of
my adoption, because it gave me you.
Never have I been so happy in any
other land.' "
Baird, who a telegrapher and
division operator for the Pennsyl
vania railroad, had served as a ser
geant through the Philippine war un
der General Pershing, then a captain.
At Pershing's request Baird took
charge of all telephone and telegraph
lines used by the American expedi
tionary forces in France. He was
commissioned major in November,
1917. and sent abroad the following
January. The strain of overwork told
upon even his strong constitution and
Canada Tired of Being
Dry, Beer Coming Back,
Says Solicitor General
BALTIMORE. June 24 Canada has
had a year and a half of prohibition,
and she has had enough of it.
Substantially this is the belief :?
the Hon. Hugh Guthrie, solicitor gen
eral of the Dominion of Canada, which
corresponds to the position of Attor
ney General of the United States.
He talked briefly about both prohi-
Canada on the campus at Johns Hop
kins University after the Canadian
Day cxerciBCB in front of Gllnan
"Our situation in the matter of pro
hibition Is bad enough," he said, "but
yours will be even worse, for you will
be up against a constitutional amend
ment. With us in Canada the
provinces decided the thing for them
selves. Every province went dry on
a wartime prohibition basis. Quebec
has Just voted back beer and light
wines by an overwhelming majority.
Ontario takes a vote on It next Oc
tober, and there will be a big fight.
To Import Liquor.
In Canada there undoubtedly will
be a law permitting the importation
of liquors, and we shall be able to get
liquors from England, gin from Hol
land and wines from France.
"The saloon has gone from Canada
for good. The people do not want the
public bar any more, but they do not
want a law prohibiting them from
drinking in their own homes and hav
ing liquor there openly. The govern
ment naa solved the consumer's prob-
lem Dy opening stores or its own,
which errmty to solve also the problem
of revenue lost when the manufac
ture of liquor is entirely nrohibltcd
a8 u w,n DP ,n the r,"d States. In
places thse Government stores will
sell whiskey upon a physician's pre
LONDON", June 24. German accept
ance of the peace treaty with con
sequent removal of the possibility of
resumption of hostilities, haa result
ed In the crew of the British dirigible
R-34 preparing again for a flight to
"Testing is completed and the R-34
is ready to cut away whenever the
crew is ready," the admiralty stated
today. "If peace is signed this week
the start probably will be made witV
in seven days."
TAKK 3KI.L-AN8 BEFORE MEAI.S and
how fine good digestion makes you feel.
R-34 AGAIN READY SAYS BOOZE DEMISE
FOR OVERSEA TRIP WILL ABOLISH TIPS
"PERFECT WIFE" IS
DEFINED IN WILL
"I want to say to the world
that my wife, in my estimation,
is the most perfect woman I
r ever saw, heard, or knew of. She
fis endowed with marvelous cour
age, a very strong will, and
an intensely high ideal of honor.
Her love has never at any time'
diminished, but has grown al
ways, until I feel it has reached
a point that can reasonably be
considered the acme of, perfect
love. I am the richest of men,
in that I am blessed with the
truest, most honorable and
lovinjj wife in the world."
Major Baird'8 tribute to hie wife
in his will.
he died of lesion of the heart April
"As the train pulled out I ran along
the platform to wave to him, my
wonderful husband, the noblest man
God ever made." the widow contin
ued. "Up to that moment I had no
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scription, and in all of them they sell
beer and light wines "
It seems beyond, question. Solicitor
General Guthrie said, that beer and
light wines will be legally authorized
in most of the provinces of Canada
and the laws permitting the people
to have stronger liquors in their own
homes and to import it will keep
within the hands of the people the
personal liberty that it is claimed is
lost by "bone-do 'prohibition, while
at the same time the closing of the
public saloon will do away with the
greatest evil of liquor selling
A fter the brief period of a car and
a half Canadian people who blocked
their collars completely with things
to drink during the spell of wartime
prohibition find themselves almost en
tirely "out," Mr. Guthrie said. They
had believed they were laying in a
supply that would last for years and
years, and they find that it has dis
appeared in almost no time at all.
"Iloose Burglar Common.''
"Booze burglars are common in
Canada," he said. "They will leave
aluablc jewelry and silverware abso
lutely untouched and steal only
liquor. And they are up to all sorts
of tricks Two men came around to
the home of a friend of mine one day,
Hashed a badge upon his wife and
said they were government inspectors
who wanted to examine the stocks
of liquor in the cellars. Sho permit
ted them to go below and they looked
at the sixty cases of whisky there
and said: 'You are permitted to have
only four cases under the new laws.
Th'-n they backed up a wagon anJ
rarriofj away fifty-six caes of
whiskey which were never seen or
heard from again, and the men were
not government Inspectors at all."
NEW York. June 24. Th tipping
system will soon follow booze into the
great beyond, according to Copeland
Townsend, big New York hotel pro
prietor, who points out that when
men are no longer mellow with liquor
they will no longer glvo big tips. The
mechanical hat checker has arrived,
says Townsend, and the mechanical
servant is in the offing.
CITY FINANCIER GOES I1ROKK.
SANTA. MONICA, Cal.. June 24. A
man may care for Xe city's finances
well enough and still lose himself. F
J. Townsend, commissioner of finance
hns flled a petition in bankruptcy.
WILL TRY HI;
By International News Service.
WEIMAR, June 24. The rumor
has leaked out in cabinet circles
that Philip Scheidemann, who re
signed as head of the German gov
ernment last Friday because ho op
posed acceptance of the peace treaty,
is preparing to flee to Switzerland,
fearing that he is among those Ger
man leaders whom the allies plan to
bring to trial for responsibility for
Preparing to Leave Germany.
The International News Service
dispatch y cstcrday Reported that
former Premier Scheidemann was
preparing to leave Germany 'for a
long sojourn in a neutral country.
Paris dispatches also reported that
Immediately upon the resignation pf
his ministry, Scheidemann sent in- i
structlons to the headquarters of the
German peace delegation at Versallcs
that all his correspondence with the
German delegation in the hotel reser
voir a Versailles, must be burned
There has been no previous report
that Scheidemann would be among
those sought for trial by the allies on
the chaarge of responsibility for the
war. Scheidemann was s pokesman
for the social democrats, now the ma
jority socialists, in the German
Reichstag for many y cars preceding,
and after the outbreak of the war.
He repatedly attacked the old Beth-mann-Hollweg
regime and several
times urged that the German govern
ment take steps to end the war by
negotiations, but he never allied him
self with the independent socialists,
such as Liebknecht. who actively op
posed the government's military pro
gram by refusing to vote for war
credits and stirring up insurrections.
Hib policy of acquiescence in Ger
many's war policies made him the
most available candidate for head of
the German government after the
flight of the Kaiser and the estab
lishment of the German republic, be
cause he held the support of some
leaders of the old regime.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., June 11. The
mammoth plant of the Standard Oil
Company here was endangered by
Are early today. The flames broke
out when a short circuit in the igni
tion system fired a filling tank. Seven
tanks were burned.
This was the first big blaze since
the city firemen struck two weeks
ago. Volunteer fire crews did heroic
BELGIUM TO GET PRIORITY
PAYMENT OF $500,000,000
TAR1S, June 24. --The reparations
committee of the peace conference is
agreed to the priority payment to Bel
gium of $500,000.(100 from the German
lndemnities.it was off icaily announced
NOW IN EUROPE
The serength of tho army on
June 17 was 1,132,743. not includ
ing the marines with the A. E P.,
according to figures made public
by the War Deaprtmcnt today.
Of this number 552.620 wero in
Europe, 130.550 en route either
to or from Europe, and the re
malder in tho United States.
There remain only five di
visions overseas, most of the
units of the Sixth and Soventh
having embarked for home. None
of the organizations of the five
diivsions still abroad has yet
been assigned to early convoy, It
IN ON K
President Wilson's forthcoming
tour of the country will be deter
mined largely by final reports on
Senate opposition to the League of
He would prefer to limit the trip
to two weeks or so, but may be
forced to extend this materially.
The President has been advised the
Senate situation to date on the treaty
is about as follows:
Can' Separate League.
1. There are insufficient votes to
separate the treaty proper and the
league covenant (sought by the Knox
2. There aro insufficient votes to
pass the Fall resolution providing fcr
immediate ending of the war.
5. There appears to be no chance
of a clear majority of the Senate vot
ing on any treaty amendment or pro
vision vthat would jeopardise the
treaty or the league.
4. There does not appear to be the
necessary two-thirds majority now
in favor of ratifying the treaty and
league as it stands.
Hence the President is expected to
attempt to wage the forthcoming bat
tle on clear cut lines namely "will
you take the present treaty with the
league covenant, or will you reject
this treaty, either by voting against
it or talking it to death while the
other allies approve it. thus forcing
America into the position of a sep
arate peace with Germany or a con
tinued technical state of war with
The President's very strong convic
tion is that the United States cannot
leave the side of Europe today. In this
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STEAMER AT SEA
NEW YORK. June 24. La Touralne
of tho French line, which docked yes
terday, reported having passed a
large iceberg only half a mile dis
tant In the fog, east of the Grand
Banks, last Thursday. Aboard the
vessel were SOI passengers from Ha
vre, of whom 11 officers and 439 men
were casuals from the American army
Tho iceberg, passengers and ship's
officers said, loomed as large as the
Pennsylvania station and the new
postofflce bulked together.
La Touraine had been proceeding
slowly through the fog for several
hours when, at 3 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, the berg loomed out of a
rift in the mist. Captain Bordcau
brought the ship almost to a stop,
and passed safely by the mass of ice.
The sudden loweiing of tsio ton.pera-l
ture hal warned tho officers of the!
proximity of an iceberg. (
PARIS, June 24.- Tho "nothing be
low the knee" decroc has been re
scinded by the Rue de La Paix fashion
arbiters, and shadow stockings are
again the vogue for town wear. Is
sued at the opening of the racing
season in Paris, it failed to win tho
observance of the ulira-fahlonuble,
who, after a tentative flaunting of the
noseless leg, decided against it on
the ground thai thf Ir calves became
sunburned and dusty.
Today girls without stockings may
still be seen strolling up the Champs
Elysees and through tho Bois de
Boulogne, but fashionable women as
a whole have decided that the style
is unsuitable to the dusty streets of
a city an.d must be limited to the so
ciety beachef. of Prauvillo and Dlnard
and such watering paces aa Vichy,
Luxon. and Contrexevilie.
Try the exrluslvij ten tbnusirxl dollar
np-to-date shirt and co'lur equipment at
ths Star Lautvdrr Advt
I ICEBERG HALTS
PARIS GOES BACK
WEAR NGSTOCK NGS
BUCHAEEST, June 24.
Prince William, of the
house of Hapsburg, has
been arrested at Bukovins,
charged with anti-dynastic
propaganda. He has
been interned in a monas
tery near here.
PARIS. June 24. Celebrations over
Germany's acceptance of the peace
conditions were held throughout the
city last night, assuming the propor
tions of the armistice day demonstra
tions. - -.." -""
Premier Clemeaceau directed firing
of the first gun announcing Ger
many's acceptance, remarking. "I've
been waiting forty years for this."
COPENHAGEN. June 24. News that
uermany naa accepted the peace
treaty aroused patriotic demonstra
tions throughout Germany.
In Berlin, Munich, and other large
cities great processions formed, made
up of all classes, and marched through
the streets singing the old war songs
and cheering German wax generals.
The conservative Germin press, injtache: of the peace conference are
excited articles, expresses the hope . ,. . . , .. .
that German va dav of r,v,n Jmucn disturbed over news that Ger-
The German Officers' Association,
claiming to represent a million Ger
mans, has sent a note to the Dutch
government requesting that HolUnd
refuse to deliver tho former Kaiser to
the allies for trial.
PARIS GAY FOR FIRST
TIME SINCE 1914 AS.
GUNS SHRIEK OUT PEACE
PARIS, June 24. The booming of
cannon at Fort Valeria a few min
utes after 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon announced to Paris that peace
with Germany was assured.
With the sound of the first gun the
anxiety that haa existed for twenty
four hours gave way to a feeling of
joy. Optimism was in every heart.
Indeed, it was the first real relaxa
tion Paris has had since the pea-:3
conference opened on January IS.
The guns at Fort Valeria again be-!
fan lo oom at "VrT-" iu !;!tliortties here Quoting the Xr.ux Z-5
l - -.1 3 TU ,. ... I
rejoicing throughout Pari that p-ace;10 .h Jrd-pr.de-t So
had come. Thousands of person I ,., ' tf" .. tw .!,. rv,nt.r
... - . ,. ,. j.. . r.T-.,.j cir.l paper, declares that tlis counter
gathered m the Place de la Con-iorder.", ,,. ,,,.. , nr,.ini. ,
to hear the guns, z. reminder of other;
and less happy days, when th enemy
was pounding almost at the gates
But last evening. In striking enn-
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EL PASO, Tex.. Jtrne 24. Eight
of the followers of Pancho Vi'Ia. were
killed and twenty-two were captured
by Federal forces who clashed with
the rebel troops under Nicholas Fer
nandez near Villa Ahumada late yes
terday, according to an announce
ment Issued from milltitry headquar
ters in Juarez. The Federal troops
were commanded by Gen. Pailo
ATLANTA, Qu. Jun 24. "Mrs.
Chapplo, If you wink at me another
time, I'll send you to the stockade for
Thus spok- Judge Johnson, inter
rupting Mrs. Chapple'a coquettish j
W I FAILED
story or now she cameto havo a ;
quantity of liquor In her boarding
NOI 10 TURN
COPENHAGEN, June 24.
The German Officers Asso
ciation has telegraphed the
Dutch government warning it
not to deliver the former
Kaiser to the allies fcr trial,
it was reported in dispatches
received here foday.
"We can protect the Kai
ser with our bodies, but we
rely upon the generosity of
the Dutch people, the mes
k "BERLIN, Juno -Gennaa sol
diers, backed by militarists in poli
tics, have-notified the gorernnwat
that they will resist with arms the
seizure of Germany's territory on the
t eastern frontier.
Hundreds of telegrams have been
received by Gen. von Below that the
soldiery are determined to defend the
territory against foreign annexation.
PARIS, June 26. Members and at-
man soldiers and others are showing
dissatisfaction with the German
agreoraent to the treaty.
They believe that this f3 a mani
festation cf a movement, encouraged
by tho militarists, which tends to
ward an overthrow of the present
government, and a repudiation of
Germany's pledge. No German pa
per, it is learned here, appeared sat
isfied with the German's acceptance
of the allies' terms.
IN GERMANY GR0WIKG
PARIS, June 2. The tnofftnrel for
a military dictatorship In Germany !s
gatrJng ground, according to ad!3
received by the American military a J-
,,, ;. ' 7ct(-.v.v-t,1b
str,ke a blowagalnstJxo goveramea
GERMAN PAPERS LOOK
ON PRESENT MINISTRY
AS A WEAK MAKESHIFT
BERLIN, Juno 24. TTi disruption
of tho three party coalition cabowt
Is stimulating speculation regxiilg
the quality of support the new gov
ernment may expect from the present
union of the majority socialist- and
centrists in issues other than those
concerned with tho signing of pexce.
Comment today generally was to
the effect tht the nor- coalition is
a flimsy one end that the ministry is
a weak mskei-hlft. An official bul
letin from tho centrist party declares
tho government parties aro not over
anxious to assume responsibility fcr
the fate of the country longer than la
absolutely necessary and advocate the
lissolutlon of the national assembly
ar-1 the Issuance of wrIU for now
elections as soon as possible after thn
conclusion of pe&co and the nttliicA
tion of the constitution.
Gcrmanis, the Centrist organ, ad
mits the majority at the disposal of
the Majority Socialists and the Cen
trists Is skimpy, but says that It suf
fices to cover Immediate needs. Th
paper predicts ita cvn paper vrlll
enter now elections under a heavy
handicap in addition to beinr charged
with responsibility for much that la
occurring at present.
That the Government Is keenly dis
appointed over tho defection of the
Democrats 15 Indicated la the cora-
j metst of the Majority Socialists' or
gan. V-rwaerts, which accuses th
Democrats of indulging In a dant
our game of compromise and lntrigo,
bringing the nation into grav