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A Liberty Bond is the best answer of an Amer ican citizen. A German newspaper in America serves the in terest? of Germany. NO. 4207. Weather-Fair; Sc-ataeriT Ws-ds. WASHINGTON, D. G, FRIDAY, MAY 3. 1918. ONE CENT "___?5!1_?-?.?? PRESIDENT ASKS $15.000,000,000 FOR ARMY FRAYS RESULT IN FAVOR OF ALLIES WHILE VON ARNIM "TAKES BREATH;" RESERVES WAITING FOR DEATH GRIP . Enemy Raid at Hebuterne Repulsed?Infantry Is Mainly Quiet. PIC ARD Y GUN DUELS; FRENCH SUCCESSFUL Poilus Carry by Assault Woods of Hangard and Baune Lomioii, May 2.?The German iafantry in Flanders is ttill rest iti^ from Monday's supreme ? x crtion. The gun? are pitchiag ?a -gain with great vigor, however, and the lull seems -bout to be broken. There was one local raid by the enemy today, at Hebuterne, between Albert and Arras. It was easily repulsed by the British. At Arras, Lens and St. Venant the Krupps thundered forth an overture to' new infantry assaults, which had not yet ma terialized up to late today? In Picardy, too, there ?ere heavy gun duels. There the 1'rench scored a couple of im portant local successes. They captured Baune Wood, southwest of Mailly-Raineval (south of Mori sel), taking thirty prisoners and registering an appreciable advance in Hangard wood. t mrrs-lUet-aaeu HeM. Earlier in the day the repulse Hi ? Herman local th ratet at Trienne? intn?, miles southeast of Amiens) wts effl . iaHy reported by Pari?. The ?Ser ti?in artillery paid .pecial att?ntion alt night and day to the sector of Vlllers-Bretonneux. the village nine miles due east of Amiens which the Britnh and the French retook the other day Just when the Germans were making ready to swoo.i west ward down the ?loi??? of the hitth ground on the summit of t.hich the ?lllage is located ?llw? His? I ?rtauH. The German war office report calls the situation m Pica nay and Flanders unchanged." In the Jav report, a'ld claimed the repulse of ;-Yetic': thrust? In Lorraine. Pari?, in the earlier ?tatement. reported successful French raid? near Monchel (belo?.?? Montilidieri west of Coucy Lechateau: and near Pont a Mousson twenty piisattti? wer? taken. ?*?1?nates ?M the Germ*.? lo.be? in silleta, wound -d and missing since March 21. range all the way from --O.WO to ??Ml.?*??. Just now Von Arnim is "taking his hreath." as one correspondent puts it, and a revival of the effort to break through Is looked for with certainty before many hours have passed. British Retrt-e la Paleatlae. l-ondon. ?lay ?.?A reverse for the British in Palestine, following the capture by Australian troop? of the town of K?-Salt, is admitted in a war office statement issued tonight. Vine guns snd a number of horses had to be abandoned to the Turks. who attacked with superior force?. The British troops ?scaped, however. Reinforcement? are being hastenetj to tha ?x-ene and operations are pro ceeding." the statement ?ays The City of Bs-Salt was defended by Turk? and Germans Th? text of the ?tatement follow?: "The Australian? captured EU Salt and took prisoners. It Germans aad SIT Turks. "A mounted brigade watching the Jordan crossing at Ji?r-ed-Daroi.. waa attacked by superior enemy for???? and compelled to fall back. W? were obliged to abandon nine ?runs and ? number of horse?. Our detachments escaped. "Reinforcements sre forthcoming. The operations sr? proceeding.*' 6= Advertising Talks (Far Ad sei listi sad Reader.) There never was a time like the present?when an honest net-chant can make such strides in the confidence of his public. There never was a time like the present? when the public is so prone to listen to statements of high qualities, best values, fair prices, because the trend of public thought is toward econ omy. This is the psychological mo ment to iterate and reiterate quality, value and price. CONTlXt-D ??> r-cs nui German Leaders Try To Minimize Defeat Here is the way Germany talk? of her defeat of Mon day la Flanders, accordine; to wireless dispatches received her? yeaterday. Before the oftenaive began on Monday the Nauen radio ?ent out assurances that the rapture of Mount Kemmel in the first ?tage? of the batt?i, would afford an eaay march to the aee? "Thla ?ucees?." the military critic of th? Berli? Zeitung am Mittag M quoted a? aaying, "tnuit have ? de cisive effect on the ultimate developments of the Struggi?." Having captured Kemmel and got no further, tbe Nauen radio ?aid yesterday, quoting this time only the pro-Ger man Svenska Pagebladat of Stockholm. "Development? south of Ypres show that Kemmel waa not the signal for operations un a large scale, otherwise it? capture would hav? beta followed up in quite another* way."' BULLETIN. \amirrdsm, Umj '.?P+mce hr 1???? RhsissIs aa<i the centre! pswer? I? Ie br ?Isard Imsnr -41? tel 7, the Kurlnlrh Krim a? re parta. Th* ?*estro?frsy hetweea Inrkr.T aad Balearla rr^erdlsg the rfssjasinest af their frea tlera haa heea aettled? the paper aaya. Officials Reports ?From War Fronts BRITISH. London, Msy i?The orlicial ?tate ment of the war office. issued tonight? read: "This morning an enemy raid in the neighborhood of Hebnterne was repulsed. "Except for the usual artillen ing on both ?ides there is nothing to report.?? "Aviation?Our flyers today dropped a ton of bombs on the railway eta-" tion and the sidinga at Thionvllle and on the Carlshuette works, where a fire wa? observed to break out aa a result. Several hits were observe.1 on the barracks, the railway station and sidings." "Yesterday the weather continued unfavorable. Oily short distance re connoissance? were carried out at low altitudes. Bombing was impossible. No machines are missing." . FRENCH. Paris. May *:.?New local gains ? by the French in the Picard)? south east of Amiens, were reported by ? tonight's official communique. An \ "appreciable advance ' was mad? in llangard wood and southwest of h? village of Mailly-Raineval. the French captured Baune Wood. Thirty pris,mera and Uve machin..? - uns were taken. The text follows: "Ther? was fairly great activity on th? part of botll artillerie? north and south of the Avre. "Yesterday evening we effected an appreciable advance in Hangard wood. "This morning. In a minor opera lion, we took Baune wood, south west of Mailly-Raineval. taken ..risoner? Including one officer and capturing five machine guns. "There was artillery action be tween Parrcy and the Vosges. Otherwise the day wa? calm." ITAUAN. Rome. May 2.?The War Office I? ?ued the following statement to day: ?There were patrol encounters at Stoccado and Mont Fenera The enemy wa? driven back at Sasso Rosso. "Artillery activity was Intense at Tonale, on the Asiago Plateau, and on the lower Piave. Three enemy airplanes were bought down by us and two by the BA-itish." GERMAN. Berlin, via. London. May 1?Only artillery duels and the repulse of French local thrusts In Lorraine are reported In today'a war office ?tate ment. Th? text follow?: "The ?ltuatlon ia unchanged. Artll tery fighting Increased around Mount Kemmel, on the Somme and Luce rivers and In the sectors of Montdidier, Noyon and Laseingny. Otherwise there were only rcconnoiteting ac tion?. "The French artillery activity was li?ely In Lorraine. Infantry thrusts were repulsed." Ships Arrive Safely Despite Submarines London. May I?During the past week ?hipping arrival? at Brltleh port? were 114. sailing j?j. 0ne ?ailing v???el of IM tons was sank. These figure? wer? given, by tare Exchange Telegraph tonight. Forces of Five Millions, Evenly Matched, Ready for Onslaught. FOE MUST ?ADVANCE OR MEET DISASTER Present German Position Will Become Untenable Before Long. Tbe greatest battle of the ages I impends on the Western front, military experts predicted here yesterday. The full reserves of the allies and the enemy, it ?is stated, have been drawn up in prepara tion for the tremendous struggle. Never in the history of mankind, it was said, have forces of such enormous size been opposed to each other in a single battle. It is estimated that the Ger mans have available 2,500,000 men, and the allies have perhaps a slightly larger resisting force. The brunt of the fighting will occur along the 50-m?e front, : with Amiens as its pivotal point, 1 the line of battle extending all I the way from the sector north I east of Ypres to a point south of Armentieres. Balli? ELas?*el?al >wwa. Because tb* G.rnian army mult ? go forward If It la to ?ave it?elf. .and bacana? it? present position will ? tafit*> Ion? remain tenable; predic tion ia made that the glu-ntic bat tle will be full under way within three or four day?. Week? may b? conmmed and longer before a deci sion 1? reached. The struggle. It 1? foreseen, will center within two main theaters, the one in Flanders and th? other on the plains of Picsrdy. Confident assertion Is made by the expert? here thst the British will retire no further, though even now, as some see it, the prelude to the new Fland er? batti? la being heard In th? German artillery activity In that quarter. French and American?, it Is Indicated, are at the forefront tn the other theater east of Amiens. The situation to dste. military experts here contend, can fairly be described as a victory for the al lies. In that the enemy's effort to repeat the spectacular drive of Von Kluck's army In UH haa been ef fectively checked, while, on the other hand, the enemy*? position has been rendered more and more precarious. Political condition? In Germany, aa well aa the military .situation at the front, it 1? pointed out. have contributed impulses In the enemy command compelling an other attempt to break through. V. S. Taw???? Moving ?alekly. Americsn troops are going over? ?ess five times faster than they were on account of the decision to brigade them with the British and ?French. When so brigaded they will I be armed and fed by the service with which they fight. Though done primarily to keep uniform the lines of supply to the battle Una this step will ?ave fourth-fifth? of the shipping ?pac? required for transport overseas. Americans with the British will ! ?hoot English rifle? and eat English ! They will be protected by the ar | tillen of the divisions in which they serve. Thus all thst America will have to furnish will lie the men. The need of men waa exemplified by a high British authority who declared that tabulations in his possession showed that the Ger man? outnumbered th? British three and four to on? in the recent attacks. The?? attacks, he declar ed, would keep up all summer, be cause the Germans have set their band to the plow and cannot turn liu'kward. SEBASTOPOL OCCUPIED BY TROOPS OF KAISER Port of Crimean Fame Taken Over Without Fight Berlin (via London). May 2.? German troops have, occupied Se bastopol, in the Crimea, the war of fice announce? In the followlnc ?tatement: "In the Ukraine. Sebastopol wa? occnpled May 1 without a fight." Sebastopol I? th? principal naval station of Russia on the Black Sea. The bulk of the Russian Black Sea fleet was at last accounts in Its harbor, which Is the bett on the Russian Black Sea coast. Th? city He? 37 miles southwest of Simfer opol, taken by the Germans a few day? ago. Sebastopol .figured prom inently to the Crimean war. Ther? I? a cemetery containing tha bodlc? of 1:7.000 victims of that conflict. Th? great seaport held out against the Franco-British siege from Oc tober. ISSI, until September of th? follo?? ing rata?? MAY RAISE AGE LIMIT TO 50, SAYS DANIELS Declares All Who Are Need ed Will Respond to Colors. MAN POWER UNLIMITED Supply Ships Will Increase in Number Each Month. Philadelphia. May ..-"If ther? ?re not enough men between the age? or 21 aid "O*to win the war. the age Unit will be changed, and men ot 4? and CO. If need be, will respond to the colors." Thla waa the statement of Secretary of th? Navy Daniela In an address before the Chamber of Com m?re? of Philadelphia today. Ther? must be no limit to ths man power which America must put In th? war, the Secretary declared. He ?aid the spirit of the government at Washington waa to ?end every man within the ages fixed by tb? law a* rapidly as ship? could carry them and carry supplies for them. Per rail Osbbbbbjbbb-i "Let u? not think In terms ot fixed numbers." said the Secretary. "Let tia think In termi of full consecration. Congress has provided In the ?elec tive draft for all men between the age? of a snd 11. which In round numbers ia. say, eleven millions, or perhaps twelve million MB, with th? recent change in the law. Of theae. of course, there have* been put in de ferred classificatioss certain men with large families or who w?re ?.? "d? ed In munition plants or shipbuilding Planta. When there Is enough ship building, all the?? men will he on the field In France, and If there tare not enough men between tt and 31 to win the war, the age limit will be changed, and men of 40 and 90. If need be, will rw?pond to the coler.?, because they recognize that if auto racy ?hould win thk war. liberty would" pet-uh from the earth. "Neither age nor atation nor any thing else ?hall limit the full em ployment of America's man-power ? and material-power to the duty to which we have put our hands. We did not enter the war lightly. We entered it seriously and with the American spirit of never turning aside where tight Is in the balance. We must not be hampered by limita tion of numbers, large or small, but we must be ready for the fullest giving of all we have and all we are to the victory which, never doubt, will come to thoae who fight for right and liberty. M nek Haa Bee? Dama. "There have been mistakes, many delaya that have tried our patience." said the Secretary later on in his .-pi, och. **b?' which were Inevitable ? '.nier conditions where work that or dinarily would have consumed year? I had to be done In months. But. j taken by-and-large, looking back over the most moment ou.? twelvemonth in oui Kenetation. there is no reason to feel ashamed of the record Amer ica has made." The men ?re going over rapidly now, Mr. Daniels stated, but the numbers will be accelerated as fast as ships are provided, and the num ber of ships will increase every month. FRENCH ARMY ORDERS DISTINGUISH U. S. MEN Set Apart Five of Medics) Corps for Signal Bravery. The following citations of members of the medical department of the army for distinguished service have been made In French general order?: Lieut Otka P. Dobes (address not on record)?"Officer full of activity and energy. In the course of tho affair. February 23, 1918, gave con tinually to hla men an example of duty and bravery In accompanying them to retake a ? (deleted) to the moat exposed posts." John W. Wood, ambulance driver. Conshohocken. Pa.?"February 23, 1918. In th? eour?e of a violent bom bardment, he returned several times in front of a post of safety to look for the severely wounded." Richard H. Baker, ambulance driver, Norfolk. Va.?"Bravely ac quitted himself In a particularly dangerous mission." Jam?? T. Jone?, ambulance driver. Charlottsville, Va.?"February 23, 1918, in the court?? of a violent bombard ment, he returned several time? in front of a post of safety to look for the severely wounded." Charles V. Tompkina, ambulance driver, Brookly, N. Y.?"February 23. ll-li, did not hesitate to ctvrry the wounded on a heavily bombarded road, giving his comrade? a beautiful example of courage and resistance in ?pite of fatigue.".? Mae Devil Throws Kaiser Into River Yonker?, ?. ?.. May 1-Homer Whlted. one of Pershlng*? IWty, sent to America to help the liberty loan, wa? cheered by 10,000 today aa he threw an effigy of the Kaiser into the river. Th? effigy had been ex hibited and every bond buyer wa? en titled to kick It Swisi Spy Skat F?r??, May ?.?The Swiss spy Xivergeld was shot by a Urina ?quad thi? morning. LIBERTY LOAN SALES NEARING DESIRED GOAL Officials Confident Mark Will Be Passed Before Campaign Closes. TOTAL NOW $2,751,360 Plea of President Wilson for $50 Purchasers Meets National Response. Will you lend your automobile ?a well aa your money to help boost liberty bond ?ala? In Wash ington? The Liberty Loan Committee needs a number of ears to be used today ?nd tomorrow for ?treet ?peaker?. The machine? will be needed be tween 11 and 1 p. a-, and between I and 6:30 p. m If you want to land yours, tel ephone IJberty Loan headquar ters?Franklin OSS-NOW. Rtrard ?aaaabtr. With only two day? rentaintn?? of the Third Liberty Loan campaign it was estimated laat night that tb? number of ?ubscrlber? to the loan would ba double th? number of anib ?crl.er? to ?he ?ecot.d loan, which was double the number of Individual purehji?er? of the first liberty loan, and Treasury 'Department offiicals wert confident that th? country ?ou d oversubscribe by far th? mlnlumnra of t3.iWi.OtO.000 axked for even though the official figure? reported to tb? m had not reached that amoui.t, The official total for the uatlon list night wa? ??.7;?.9?0.700. This amount ia based on Federal reserve bank re port? ?t the cro-e of business May 1. ajtd show? a gain of |172.?51,?) for th? twenty-four hour period reported With th? honor ring, showing its quota ha? beea ?trbsciibed, firing 1 trot- Uta Diatrict Building. Washlne toa win continue ?? Its ?ray to double the amount aaked ot It Every street corner In th? business section of tbe city will he constantly used for impromptu loan addresses by members of the committee. A small army of speaker? will ?cour the city In automobiles, donated by patriotic citisene of the city, for the purpose. Seek Intomokllrw. A great many automobile? are need ed for the purpose and the committee has Issued an appeal to automobile owners In Washington to donate their car? for this purpose for today and tomorrow. The usefulness of an automobile for bond ?elllng ha? been demonstrated hy the remarkable success of the of ficial liberty bond sales ear. donated by Charles W. Semme?, which haa been going day and night since the campaign wss Inaugurated ami which has taken in several hundred thou sand dollars worth of subscriptions. CONTINI?-!) ON PAOC tWO. FINNISH WHITE GUARDS NOW POSSESS FINLAND Are Expected to Attack Russians Massed on Frontier. Copenhagen, via London. Msy I.? The Finnish white guards are now in possession of the whole of Fin land, Helslngfors advice? ?tate. The Russians, the dispatche? add. have concentrated great force? along the Finnish frontier and at tacks are expected. The situation Is tantamount to a state of war be tween Finland and Russia Red guard leaders have arrived in Petrograd to seek Russian as sistance. GERMANY AND HOLLAND SETTLE THEIR DISPUTE Arrange for Shipping Sand and Gravel Over Dutch Railway. Amsterdam, May 2.?The Allgemeine llandelsblsd says an agreement has been reached between Germany and Holland, based on the transit of small r.t antltles of sand and gravel through Netherlands territory, Germany sim ply declaring that the material will not be used for military purposes. The agreement stipulates that no war material must be transported by the I.imburg* Railway. The paper adds, however, that It ia possible food will be allowed to pass on that Une. Ne gotiation? are preceding. TWO SOLDIERS KILLED AS BALLOON EXPLODES Two Fatally Injured; 25 Hurt at Florence Field Hangar. . Omaha, May 2.?Two soldiers were killed. S fatally wounded and 23 were hurt when a balloon exploded in its hangar on Florence Field, just north of Fort Omaha, 'tonight. The dead and Injured were members of the Thirteenth Balloon Company at Fort Omaha. All the members or the company were In the hangar when the gas bag exploded. The "sausage" had just been pulled down from a flight Th? balloon and nanear war? burned up. BAKER REQUESTS $15,000,000,000 FOR INCREASE OF AMERICA!, ARMY TO MINIMUM OF 3,000,000 MEN American Colonel Killed in Action With tb? American Army in France. May _?Lieut. Col. Kicbard H. Griffiths, eommanrl Ing one of the battalion? of the Kighteenth Infantry, haa been killed in action on the Picard? front. A ?hell bunt do?? to hi? dux out door ju?t ?? he waa com ing out. Lieut. Col. Griffiths waa one or the beat-known of ficers of the American expedi tionary force. He joined it after ?ervlce wrtth the British army. At tha outbreak of the war Orlfflths Was a major In the Philippine constabulary. Re nerved in the Spanish wsr with the Tennessee volunteers and the Thirty-seventh United Stat? volunteers. ORDER 70,000 MORE FREIGHT AND COAL CARS U. S. Railroads Place Big Contracts to Avert Winter Fuel Shortage. _ Three (rovernrttent agencies moved yesterday to avert the coal fantine threaten^ for next winter. 1. Th? Railroad Admlnlrtratioii awarded contracts for 7O.000 additional coal and freight car?, bringing tbe total of car orders let In the past few days to 100.000. Of this total 50,000 are to be coal cars, deliveries of which axe to begin July 1. 2. The Shipping Board announced that fifty wooden coal barges of ".'??' tons capacity each will be built on the Atlantic seaboard, and that con tracts also are to be let for a fleet of twenty-five mammoth sea-going tugs to tow these barges up and down the coast. Will Dlstrt-ate Fwartera. 3. The Fuel Administration an nounced plans for the distribution Im mediately of 1.500,000 brilliant posters calling on the public to pisce their winter coal orders at once to prevent congestion next fall and winter. Cam paigns to that end arc to be launched In every State. Construction of Ih? cosi cars and bargee will give Fuel Administrator Garfield the transportation facilities he has demanded ever since he took office. Lack of them, he has averred, waa principally responsible for last winter'? coal shortage, and the fuel leas days he ordered. ? Although congested railroads and the huge demands for locomotive power resulting from the military necessity of rushing men and sup plies to the seaboard, have com bined to halt many coal shipments: the Fuel Administration officials are now entering the fight against time with fsr greater optimism than they have evidenced for months. The barges to be built for the Emergency Fleet Corporation will tie used In the New England coal trade. They will be made of wood re-enforced with steel, and deliver ies will begin In August snd Septem ber. The tugs will be ready at the same time. Alleliwrat af Order?. The Railroad Administration an nounced the allotment of order? for the 100.000 freight cars. The Amer ican Car and Foundry Company I.? to make S0.000. hair of which are far coal and the other for general freight. Of the 70,000 others. IL 000 are double and single ?heathed box car? and 39.000 are for coal. The latter are divided into: 15.000 composite gondola coal cars of 50 ton capacity. 5,000 low side gon dolas of 70-ton capacity, and 19.000 hopper coal cars of 55-ton capacity. GERMAN FLYING SCOUT DOWNED BY U. S. MAN Chased by Young Cornell Man Ma chine Fallt in Flamet. With the American Array in France. May ".?"A German albatross." scout was ?hot down In flames just fck?M? the German lines near Ihlaucoutt to day by Lieut. James M'-isner, of Brooklyn. , Meisner encountered the German machine over our lines. Th?? enemy pilot turpe?! and sped for homo. He then again turned to mak?? a "nose dive." but came out quickly, once more heading for Meisner. Meisner followed him, at the time firing wiln his machine gun. He then dived for the German, who made a quick turn. Once again the American bullets went home, for the German machine suddenly broke out In flames and tumbled over, hitting the earth in a wood about a quarter of a mile Inside the German lines. Meisner made a safe landing >?? our side of the line, where he received the congratulations of his flying com rades. He It 27 years old and a Cor Stupendous Sum Is More Than Entire First Year War Expenditure. WILL BE OPPOSED BY DENT Plans Contemplate as Large an Army as Transports Can Convey to Overseas Fighting Front. President Wit-on, through Secretary of War Baker. yestertU? requested Congress to appropriale $15.000.000.000 for expenses and blanket authority for increasing the numeric?! strength of the United States army. It was officially proposed to limit the size of the fighting force only to tbe facilities of the Wai Department for assembling the ?a>I diers and transporting them to the battle fronts of Europe. This is the administration program adopted by the President and the Cabinet on Tuesday. It came as a surprise to the House Military Affairs Committee when presented yesterday by Secretary Baker, ?al though the estimates ?vere (expected to be large. TO COVER COST OF VAST ARMY. The appropriation is intended to cover the Initial cost of a minimum army of 3,000/xm men. It i? proposed to ra??e tac addi tional forces necessary to get this total immediately. That means according to the experts, not 1rs? than another 1.000.000 must be obtained through Ihe draft during the next few months. The outstanding feature o? this schedu'.e i? that u \>ill ?*i**e the United States a greater army available for foreign ?erviee thaa is represented by the total military strength of the central empires on the Western front. 3 JOURNALISTS ON TRIAL WITH LICHNOWSKY Harden, Councillor Witting and Wolff Prosecuted in Memoir Case. An.fiterdam, May 2.? A Berlin ? i relees dispatch says that Maxi ! milian. Harden. Councillor Wilting. and Theodore Wollt will he prose cuted alone with Prince Lichnow | sky. The trial of Prince L?chnowsky. ? German anit.a*-sador in London at the outbreak of the war, for writ | ine: and allowing to be published | ?a long memorandum assailing the, | German government ?nd flatly blaming Germany'* provocative pol icy for having caused the war, promisee to be a most sensational event. Mem ef Internatio?*. Nete. The foregoing dispatch connects men with the case who are noted ' far beyond the borders of the Ger 1 man empire as fearless and consis : tent critics of the Prussian system, j The news that they will be tried with Prince Lichnowsky indicates ? the discovery of a conspiracy, pre ? Humably at the base of the Ltch ? nowsky memorandum's publication. How this sensational indictment, entitled "My London Mission." found > its way into the ofTice of the Stock holm Politiken, the foremost Swed i ish Socialist organ, has so far been veiled in mystery The prince ? himself declared he hsd mode only; a lew typewritten copies of the j ?memorandum which, he asserted, | was not destined for publication but! for his family archives. Of the three mon reported to -se in volved In the Isjnclinowsky affair. ! Harden is the most picturesque And best known, while Wolff Is the most influential. Harden achieved nter* national fame years ago by his ?*? sistent attacks on the Kaiser ? -Oie Zukunft. These began when '.he Kaiser dismissed Bismarck, ?* nose protege Harden had been, and vhey have never ceased. Some years * e fore the war Harden revealed In his weekly the inner workings of tne "Canarilla*? at Potsdam, which re sulted in the "Round Table" scandal. Is Tnsetfc.au Kdimr. Wolff is the editor of the Berliner Tageblatt, perhaps the only nor. social paper in Germany today ihat has steadfastly clung to its mod?r ete, liberal and democratic principies, and has often defied the censor and suffered for it by repeated .--? ? pres sions Councillor Witting Is a political writer of Radical leanings, who. like Prince LtchDowsky. repeatedly a*? ! tacked German diplomacy in the press. Have 10?.. nutritive meals a year eat mor? potatoes for ?very day. Wilt **-?? K-nnair ?-?ecre/tary Baker told th?1 com milt?*? he did not do.re to estimate ihr num ber of men tt might becoro? neiei?iiy to raise ''for the reason that an* num ber implies a limit and tbe only pos sible limit Is our ability to equip -.nd transport men, which la constantly om the increase.'* Offer* ???"?" Contrasted with 8e<rel_?r> B*ktr request for $1_.*^???..???? for the new Aunty plan are the folio win* war ap propriations rrvadc ainoe the 1 nlted States -entered tile war For the army, r.US.ta. .???, -1? For th? navy, ?5?1,-0_.???.'-???* ?" For merchant marine, C.iC-TW* *sV> For aircraft. Sri40.uOP.Oei? The member? of the committee ap peared to be unanimously in favor of urging Congress to rrant the hurt ap propriation without delay. There waa, however, indication? of opponition to tha blanket power requ-nod -conoern?? ing Um nt?mb**r *?f *?*?? it msy be nec essary to call. Chairman Dent ?aid: **I am willing to vote for an army of ?VOOO.OOo men. I introduced a Mil \e-sterday indicatine my ? illinpne.-a to do that, and I named frW0.M?v only because I thought that was the largest any one would sugge*-1 f would willingly vote for even more. But I will not vote for an indefinit? proposition, a hill w.nch ?a. that a department may do as it wishes with* out check of any kind. "Congress might a?* well be abol ished *' *? Representative Kahn, of California?, ?aid: **I am delighted that there i? every Indication of the most \ igorou? sort of mi ? it*? r ? program. Men at tha front, that ia the question, not the methods of legislation. When wc get back to normal times we will go back to the usual methods of farming bill?. "X hop? there will be more training campa bullt, more men put throug-h them quickly, and placead on shlp board for the other side where It Is necessary tor them to get their Anal training. 1 will gladly support sue* a program. Representative Field?, or Kentucky, ranking Democrat, who will apparent ly take Dent's place as le-sder on his) side aald: "This I? an mil?? ? d of power ia American history, but 1 ?V not b.-*.te?fj this ia the time to *-tand on technical ities. Like tb? Bolshevikl. we argue th?orie* of gove-rnim-nt the Germane wrought our ruin. On previous similar line-ups. th* Fields-Kahn fore*?? have easily trf?' umphed over the I?ent followers. Secretary Bsker made his statensewt to the c-ommitt-ee in executive arsasi ? ? He was accompanied by Maj. Gear reyton C. March. Chief of Staff, an* Maj. Gen. E-.och u. ?'trs-dif, Pro ? oat Marshall General. Membara of tha committee dlscuaaed the test! mon ? freely and Mr. Baker MawlIf Isauti th* folio? ? m; summary. ?The War Departmeiit p-ro-grara was presented to the commute? this morning It Involved expediting^ the training of men and lncreastntr th? ?army a? rapidly a? ability ? equip and transport them ce* forgfrM-n I declined to discu- .?* numbers of th* propose?! an f*r CONT1MCP ON PAGE ?' 4 The WtrM Ila? G? 4. Millions now Hvlnj will ?ver sm l|?*er .lude** Rutherford in ?is ?rr*JH free (?--< ture st poli'? The? t, 1 ?? Sunday. Maj 5 ?Adx.