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Partly cloudy tonight,
tomorrow fair and.
Temperature at 8 a.
m. 71 degrees. Normal
temperature for June 2
tor the last thirty years
There Is Work Enough.
Government Is Sleepy.
U- S. Actors7 Revenge.
$5,000,000 For Ireland?
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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
There may bo shortage of em
ployment due to timidity of enter
prise and stupidity or Indifference
of goTernment, but there will never
be shortage of work in the United
There Is not enough food pro
duced; there are not enough auto
anobiles to supply the demand. Try
to buy one and find out There are
1 not houses or fiats enough, and
I landlords are gayly profiteerinjr in
((consequence. The railroads need
' rebuilding and re-equipment, canals
J and roads are needed. The United
States Government alone could
i keep all available labor busy on
, needed improvements. And that
t -would happen if Government could
vtake as much interest in useful
t "work as in destructive war. If we
j had the money in war we have it
If the workers would bring pres
J sure to bear on the Government
j there would be no lack of work.
Germany found it easy to put
', everybody In this country working.
; Is there nothing but war that can
mobilize the resources of a repub
lic! France takes a gloomy view of
1 the peace. No treaty will keep
Germany from fighting if she
brants to, say the Frenchmen.
i Prussian jruards have burned
' heaps of French flags, captured
in 1870, singing "Deutschland
Uber Alles" the. while. And the
j sinking of the German warships,
Recording to the French, proves
tnat tne Germans have not
learned their lesson.
Perhaps not. But Germans
have got rid of their Kaiser and
are going to have some months
and years to think it over. They
have starvation riots, with shoot
ing and many deaths. Peace can
not be made permanent by any
treaty, especially a treaty full of
hatred and new wars. But from
now on the German masses, not
the upper classes led by Hohen-
zollerns, will decide public ques
tions. Germans are not maniacs,
and they know that it will be
many a year before they will be in
better condition to beat the world
than in 1914, and they could not
do it then.
War does not pay. Everybody
loses. The allies will not get back
a quarter of what they lost and
none of their men. Germany is
pretty well bankrupted now. All
she needs for complete destruction
is a "successful" war. War xzsea
to make kings greater and richer
and nations vainer, when they
won. Now it puts kings out of
business, or makes their jobs
shaky, and it disturbs the pros
perous with a Bolshevik influenza.
The powerful have learned that
they don't want war. And what
they don't want does not happen.
That thought ought to encourage
France and all other countries.
American moving pictures are
crowding the British article off
the stage, and "free trade Eng
land," with her -usual presence of
mind, plans to shut out the
i American films. The domination
of American "movies" in England
is a sort of revenge for the poor
Always barring an occasional
Sothern, he was passed in favor
9 41 a. "C r-ew i g-h m v I'H a A wi a?
Ivsrald not be quite dead and
I motionless enough to go well with
a areas emv ana a society part.
Now it seems that the deadness of
the English actors, fitting them
for drawing-room plays, kills
them for the "movies." The
American falling off the cliffs.
shooting his cuffs, and generally
behaving in an un-English way.
wins the cameras.
Once the nations in need of
""rulers chose always soldiers. We
took George Washington, and later
Grant Bome took Caesar, France
Napoleon, or rather he took
France. Now it is otherwise. Va
lera, president of the Irish repub
lic, was professor of mathematics
in Dublin. Paderewski moved from
a grand piano to leadership in
Poland. Ebert, harness maker,
succeeded the war lord in Ger
many. We have a professor teach-
Cing Europe fourteen points and
iinore. Who knows but we may
'some day have a lady elected on
this platform: 'Tightmg? Why,
I never heard of such a thing."
The Irish president would like to
(borrow five million dollars here.
He will find it difficult, and that
fact ought to comfort the French
who think they are bound to be
j. i i ii i -
i menacea cuuaumuy oy uermany.
I) We once had only enmity for
England. All our statesmen sup
posed that after the first war
with her others must come. Sore
enough 1812 did follow 1776. But
such things die out, and only re
cently in Washington, D. C, if you
threw a brick anywhere near the
United States Treasury you would
hit an Englishman hurrying away
with a billion or two just borrowed.
Balfour got four or five billions
"as easily as Japan beat China.
And Valera, speaking for the Irish,
who have millions of their blood
here, will find it hard to get five
million, where Balfour got one
thousand timfts as much.
CIVIL WAR THREATEN
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June
26. The defense in the trial of Ed
gar Morris, self-styled Jesse James
II, charged with slaying Bluford B.
Sullivan, justice of the peace at
Standardsville, Va., on March 29
last, sprung a surprise when Attor
ney Hammer introduced Morris him
self, to testify.
Morris said he is twenty-two
years old, is the son of George Mor
ris, and since the death of his mother
when he was very yonng, he had
been in the care of his grandfather.
Attorney Hammer, tried to show
Morris is of low mentality. He took
him through a history of his life
since he started school. Morris said
he could not learn arithmetic and
could not write other than his name.
His reading is limited to print, he
Claims He Enlisted.
He declared he bad known Bluford
Sullivan for five or six years.
Although not under the draft, he
claimed that be enlisted at Staunton,
va, under a Captain Opie, and was
sent to Anniston, Ala., where he
stayed about four months and was
discharged for "want of adaptability."
He claimed he had four specialists
examine him at different times.
After leaving the army, he went
home, but stayed there only four
weeks. From there he went to Green-
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
BOSTON, June 28. Although every
policeman was held in readiness and
machine guns wero in place for quick
action in anticipation of "red" dem
onstrations, there was nothing today
to indicate that any such demonstra
tions would take place.
MRS. BARR'S ESTATE
NEW YORK. June 2C Mrs. Amelia
E. Barr, who wrote sixty successful
novels, left an estate valued at ?555.
This was revealed1 in papers accom
panying her win, which was filed for
probate at Jamaica. Mrs. Barr died at
her home, Richmond Hill, on March
Mrs. Barrs books, papers and un
finished manuscripts are bequeathed
to a daughter, Eliza Barr Morgan
Her furniture and clothing are left to
another daughter. Alice Edith Barr.
but she is to have only the use of
them during her life at such times as
may be decreed by her sister. M:.
Morgan, who shall Inherit them at
Miss Barr's death.
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QUE IN BOSTON
Allies Warn Berlin Against War on Poles
PARIS, June 26. Friedrich Wil-
helm Hohenzollern, former German
crown prince, has escaped from Hol
land into Germany, the big three
wers advised today.
Several German staff officers es
corted the crown prince in his es
It is believed possible here that the
crown prince's reported escape is
part of a dramatic coup by which
the reactionary party in Germany
hopes to overthrow the republic and
restore the monarchy by force of
Several reports have reached the
peace conference, since Germany an
nounced acceptance of the treaty,
that German military leaders of the
old monarchists regime have threat
ened revolt if the government accept
ed the treaty. They were particular
ly opposed to the clause providing
for the surrender for trial of the ex
Kaiser and others held responsible
for the war.
It was considered certain that the
Crown Prince, the leader of the mili
tarist party, would be among those
sought for trial by the allies, and it
is believed that he fled to Germany,
hoping to escape falling Into the
hands of the allies.
Peace conference circles are mate
rially concerned over a report that
the former Crown Prince has escaped.
une report of the Crown Prince's
escape occasioned no surprise here in
view of the recent resolutions adopted
by the German officers' committee,
saying they would protect the ex
Kaiser, the ex-Princes, and Ludendorff
from trial by the allies.
"Will Demand Croyrn Prtaee.
It is expected here that the allies
will make an immediate demand upon
the new Grman government for the
surrender of the Crown Prince as a
matter of principle, regardless of
whether he Is brought to trial or not.
It is conceded that the receipt of such
a demand by the new government
would immediately cause a crisis in
Germany with the military party,
threatening revol ion if the govern
ment acceded to ti ,es' request.
Recent reports fi ,..( Germany indi
cate the royalist faction is gaining
strength. Several incipient move
ments for restoration of the monarchy
have been reported in the Rhine prov
inces, which have always been par
ticularly loyal to the Hohenzollerns.
The former crown prince remained
with the German armies for ome
time after the Kaiser's abdication on
November 9. Later he made his way
to the Dutch border, and was tem
porarily interned at Maastricht. He
left for Mosterland. a little fishing
....- uic imana ot Wieringen.
near the Butch naval station at Hel-
.?u OVfmber 21- He "gained there,
with only occasional visits to the
mainland, ever sinov
Yhule u"dec ""rnment" by the
Dutch authorities, the heir of the
Hohenzollerns has been allowed great
freedom in his movements. It is
known that he has kept constantly
informed of the state of affairs in
Germany throuch fripndiv -
Visitors have constantly come imri
gone from the cottage in which he
made his home.
10 SIOP ALLIES
LONDON', June 26. A news agency
dispatch from Kem today reported
that on Monday the Bolshevik! tempo
rarily checked the allies in the Shunga
district (Archangel front) by setting
nrst to a forest. The alliest, however
cuiiiuiueu me auacK, ana made
HELSINGFORS. June 26. Russian
volunteer white guards have occupied
Peterhof. nineteen miles from Petro
grad, according to a report received
BOSTON. June :. Massachusetts
completed ratification of the woman
suffrage amendment to the Federal
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CHARGESG. 0. P.
'Trisb aspirations for a government
of their own choice," are being used
by Republicans to stalk Irish-American
votes, Senator Phelan, Democrat,
of California, declared in the Senate
"It is unfortunate that so great and
worthy a cause should bo so crudely
used as a vulgar means of winning
votes by men whose previous action
would indicate that they have no real
sympathy with Ireland and whose
main contention is that America
should stay at home and leave Eu
ropo to its fate." Mr. Pbelan said
"In a conversation I had recently
with President Eammon de Valera,
of the Irish Republic, he emphatically
declared he trusted the holy cause to
which he had pledged his life andhonor
would not be dragged into the mire
of American party politics, but thX
the entire American Nation, with one
acclaim, pursuant to its immortal
principles, might declare for the
freedom of a brave and generous peo
ple." ASK HOUSE TO ACT
The Senate today called upon the
House of Representatives to take ac
tion on a speech made in the House
by Congressman Ben Johnson of Ken
tucky, reflecting upon Senator Pome
rene of Ohio. Senator Robinson of
Arkansas Introduced a resolution call
ing for action in the House, which
was adopted unanimously by the Sen
ate. Congressman Johnson In his speech
charged that "a man from Ohio had
aided profiteers in Washington" and
charged that the action of "the man
from Ohio" had been of aid to the
friends of Germany.
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N. Y. TO RE
NEW YORK. June 26. New Tork
will not be wholly dry on July 1,
regardless of whether President Wil
son acta before next Tuesday to set
aside the war-time prohibition law.
Sir hundred liquor dealers, said to
have the backing of the Lager Beer
Brewers Board of Trade, will con
tinue to serve all kinds of drinks.
They will act on the advice of at
torneys, who have pointed out that
there is no provision for enforcement
of the law, and who have registered
the opinion that it is unconstitutional.
They expect to have a test case rush
ed to court.
William II. Hirst, counsel for the
New York Society of Restaurateurs,
today advised hotelkeepers and res
taurants to continue dispensing
drinks, but to confine their sales to
light wines and beers in conformity
with President Wilson's recommen
dation to Congress, in order not to
appear to be defying the law. He
plans to have a test case brought
into court and then obtain the sus
pension of the law by injunction,
pending a decision on its constitu
tionality. Liquor dealers continued to ex
press the hope today that the Presi
dent will set aside the law before It
becomes effective Tuesday, but a
steady stream of "booze" shoppers
was pouring into the stores. At
Broadway and Forty-second street, a
fifteen-foot sign announced bargains
in whiskey, wines and other liquors.
A crowd of eager bidders attended
the auction sale of the private liquor
supply of the late Nat Goodwin, the
actor. The sale brought $6,000.
TO GET HOME TOMORROW
NEW YORK. June 26. Rear Ad
miral Glennon will welcome Com
manders Towers and Read and their
NC plane associates when the trans
Atlantic fliers arrive on the transport
Zeppelin tomorrow afternoon. Wire
less messages from the ship said she
would not arrive today ns expected.
A flock of aircraft will fly out to
meet the vessel.
TAKE DELL-ANS BEFORE MEAJ.S and
ve how fine rood direction makes you feel.
DS" SLAY 4
One officer and three men of the
American expedition In Siberia were
killed and two men were wounded
when they went to the assistance of
five of their comrades captured by
anti-Kolchalk forces on June 22,
Maj. Gen. William Graves cabled the
War Department today.
All were members of the Thirty-first
Infantry, a regular army unit.
The men killed wero:
Second Lieut. Albert Francis Ward,
Corporal Jesse ST. Reed, and Privates
Dee P. Craig and Charles L Flake.
The wounded arc:
Corporal George A. Jenson and Pri
vate Clarence G. Crail.
The extent of the injuries of the
wounded men has not been deter
mined. Second Lieut. Custer Fribley. quar
termaster corps. and Corporals
Eastland W. Reed and Harland
Dalw (spelling believed garbled
in sending), and Privates Harold C.
Bullard and Forrest Moore were fish-
ing in tne vicinity of the Souchan
line on June 22. Graves reported.
They -were surprised and captured
by anti-Kolchalk forces, and taken
The enlisted men captured were
members of Company H. Thirty-first
Infantry. When news of their cap
ture reached the Thirty-first, two pla
toons of Company M went to demand
the release of the men. They were
met by the anti-Kolchalk forces with
the reported casualties resulting.
Lieutenant Fribley and the men cap
tured with him still are in the en
General Graves reported that
though the territory around the
Souchan line had been a hotbed for
weekp, American troops never had
been Interfered with until the present.
VETERAN FEARS 110 POUND WIFE.
CHICAGO. June 26. William Ack
land, Canadian veteran of the great
war, today admitted In court he is
afraid of his 110 pound "honey." He
obtained a court order for his clothes.
The Hat of Washington school
children vrho hare been promoted
from the eighth Krade to tlir
fclffh schools la printed on Pace 6.
TO LEAVE BREST
PARIS, June 26. Presi
dent Wilson leaves Paris
Saturday night, after the
treaty u signed, sailing from
Brest on Sunday.
BAD FAITH IN
PABIS, June 26. "Sinking of the
German fleet (in Scaua Flow) is not
only a violation of the armistice, bat
can onlv be regarded as a deliberate
breach in advance o the conditions in
peace," the allied powers declared, in
tie note forwarded to Germany yes
terday. The same was also said to
be true of the burning of French
battle flags in Germany.
"It is evident that any repetition
of acts like those must have a very
unfortunate effect upon the future
operation of the treaty which the
Germans are about to sign," the note
To Demand Reparation.
Notice was given that the allies
would demand reparation for the
sinking and trial of those responsible.
The note follows:
"The terms of the armistice slgnod
by Germany on November 11, 1918,
provided as follows:
M 'Article XXIII The German sur
face warships which shall be specified
by the allies and the UnltedStates shall
forthwith be disarmed and thereafter
Interned in neutral ports, or failing
them, in the ports designated by the
allies and the United States, only care
and maintenance parties being left
Thought Tint Was Up.
"On June 21, the German warships
which had been handed over to the
allies and associated powers and were
at anchor In the roadstead at Scapa
Flow with the German officers and
maintenance parties on board were
sunk by these parties under the or
ders of the German admiral in com
mand. According to information
which has been collected and trans
mitted by the British admiralty, the
German admiral has alleged that he
acted in the belief that the armistice
expired on June 21, at midday, and
consequently In his opinion the de
struction in question was no viola
tion of its terms.
"In law, Germany by signing the
terms of the armistice set out above,
entered into an understanding that
the ships should remain in the ports
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FREIGHT RATE AGAIN
The Railroad Administration Is
giving "serious cun-'deration" to the
question of raising freight rates
again, Director General Hines, told
the House Interstate Commerce Com
mittee today. He declared the ad
ministration faced a grave problem in
obtaining revenues to meet deficits.
BALTrMORC. June 26. The dreaded
"four twos' has been sounded for a
fire in the vicinity of Central avenue
j and Bank street, in the heart of the
f lumber district.
, Every available piece of fire-fighting
apparatus In the city has re
sponded te the alarm.
BIG FIRE RAGING
BY BIG THREE
PARIS, June 26. The allies will
hold the Germans "strictly respon
sible'' for any disturbances in east
ern Germany directed against the
The text of a new allied note to
Germany, dispatched last night, was
made public today.
Text of Note.
The note reads:
"The allied and associated powers
feel it necessary to direct the atten
tion of the German government tajthe
fact that the Polish authorities have
come Ino possession of the attached
official German dispatch which, states
that while the German, government
means to sign the peace they intend
to give unofficial support by all th
means in their power to local move
ments of resistance to the establish
ment of Polish authorities in the ter
ritories allotted to Poland In Poaea
and In east and west Prussia and to
the occupation of upper Silesia by
the allied and associated powers.
"In view of this Information, th
allied and associated powers thmkr It
necessary to inform the German, rov
ernment that they will hold these
trictly responsible for seeing that, at
the time indicated in the treaty, all
troops and all officers Indicated by
the allied command are withdrawn,
and that in the event of local dis
turbances in resistance to the treaty
no support or assistance to the insur
gents is allowed to pass across Uua
new frontier into Poland."
The contents of the dispatch, at
tached was given in International
News Service dispatches from Paris
Germany On Verge
Of New Civil War
LONDON, June 28. Grmany is on
the verge of a great civil war be
tween the communists and the re
actionaries, according to advices
from many parts of the nation.
Berlin is an armed camp, with the
streets barricaded, government
troops occupying the newspaper of
fices, and the ministry of marine con
verted Into a fortress.
General Luetiwitz is reported to be
attempting to form a new govern
ment with the support of the array.
More than 100 persons have been
killed in riots at Hamburg, according
to reports via Paris.
The allied armies of occupation
have been notified that the Rhine
landers are preparing for hostile
demonstrations when the peace treaty
is formally signed.
Volunteer troops which have been
protecting German cities against
Communist disorders are reported to
have decided to turn affairs over to
Rioting, bloodshed, and pillaging
of food shops continues in all parte
Streets of Berlin
LONDON, June 26. Berlin is a
great armed camp with the tension
between the communists and the re
actionaries so great that a single
shot may bring bloody civil war, said
a Central News dispatch from Berlin
The communist soldiers councils
have distributed large quantities of
arms and ammunition to soldier mem
bers and their civilian adherents. The
government's position is growlnf
more serious, and some troops are
deserting. The ministry of marine
has been converted into a fortress,
and the surrounding streets are bar
ricaded. Government soldiers have
occupied the newspaper offices.
As a result of the railway strike
the most important lines are tied up
and the stations barricaded.
It is reported that General Lueit
witz is attempting to form a new gov
ernment with military support.
NEW GERMAN DELEGATES
LEAVE FOR PARIS TO
SIGN TREATY OF PEACE
PARIS. June 26. Secretary von
Hanicl. of the German peace mission
at Vc.-sailLes. today notified the B1&
Three that the new German peace.