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NO HOPE THAT RUSSIA
WILL RETURN TO ALLIES "XT. S. Mast Understand Situation to | Avoid Depression and Disappoint ments, Simonds Says. r BY FRAJTK ?. SIMOXD9. ? If we are?? avoid future disappointment, depression which will weaken our wills and break down our courage. It is essential to recognize that for the duration of the present war Russia ha* ceased to be a factor. There Is no basis in reason or just expectation for the long-cherished belief that after delays, disorders, domestic strife Russia would return to the allies. Pussia will not return, and. despite all r. asoninjr to the contrary. Russia was lost jwt at the moment when the revolution | pained control, but at the hour when Stur xner and his reactionary associates sold thetr country out to Germany in the hope I of preventing the revolution. It is an easy assertion, frequently made, that had the allies dealt more frankly with revolutionary Russia the new masters or Russian policy would have renewed the alliance of the old regime and the war would have gone on to Its inevitable con clusion. the defeat of Germany and the liberation of Europe But this assertion Is based upon one enormous assumption, namely, that the Russian people were will ing to fight for anything outside of Kus sia and except for peace. The truth, which is becoming clearer everv dav. is that the revolution suc ceeded. that the present leaders gained control, because iht> single, imperious demand of the Russian people was for Deace? ,eacc at almost any price. Kerenskv rose and fell as he was ac cepted and then distrusted as the agent of peace. Lenine and Trotzky are suc ceeding because they are better ad vised as to Russian will and are pre pared to crush every obstacle to at tain peace. Our Mistake About Russia. The essential mistake all of us have mad? in thinking of Russia lias been In attempting to interpret Russian emotion in terms of our own feelings. We the people of Britain, France and the' United States, entered this war on our own volition, we consented to the formal declaration of war unhesi tatingly. and we accepted our govern ment's action as our own, as in fact it was. But the Russian people went to war willy-nilly, as a result of the decision of rulers whom they hated and in obedience to a system which they loathed. . We in Britain, France and the X.n?ted j States perceive clearly that until Bel gium and Serbia are evacuated there can be no basis for peace negotia tions. for peace which Is not a mock ery, -because such a peace would give permanence to the German conception that force is the only element of value in human and international relations and that the nation armed can write its own laws with the sword and the sub marine. But the Russian shares none of our western conceptions. He awoke from alaverv to fir.d himself in a war which had brought to him intensest agony, and this war was made by his old mas ters. whose yoke had been heavy and brutaL His two emotions were com prehended in the determinat'on to have done with the old masters and to end the war they had plunged him into without his consent and without re gard to his rights or even to his life. Masses Demand Peace. Russia, for reasons comprehensible and by no means culpable, has deter mined to make peace with Germany, This determination is the determina tion of the vast majority of the Rus sian people. We may hold them blind and misguided, but we must not mis-' take the fact that under our theory of democracy they are entitled to shape their own policy. It Is idle and it is folly to ralT at Russia?it is even incon sistent with our own faith as pro claimed again and again, in our asser tion that we are fighting for democ racy. In sum, it is essential to recognize that Russia has left our alliance; that there was never any chance of retain ing her after the revolution, and there Is not the smallest prospect of re gaining her now. This war was not declared with the consent of the Rus sian people: thay were never engaged In honor to fiKlft it?they have not de serted a cause to which their loyalty was engaged. They have blindly, un wisely, madly?the adjective does not matter?but unmistakably rejected a share in it. They are gone, and we who are left must face the fact, fight on as we can and make the greater effort that will now be demanded to attain the end which we all desire to attain: the protection of liberty, the assertion of law, the defense of hu manity. XT. S. Must Take Russia's Place. Russia has left us, the United States la taking the Russian place, and In another year will be able to All it Meantime, it is for all of us to face facts and dismiss Illusions. The war will be won by the present alliance against Germany if It has the courage and the determination to stand firmly now in the presence of the last des perae offensive of an enemy whose de feat is assured, whose defeat has well nigh been achieved, whose victory would be the downfall of all we love and hold to be worth living for in this World. TO REGULATE MILLS. Amount of Wheat and Prices Fixed by Food Administration. NEW YORK. December 19.?New reg ulations prescribing the amount of wheat to be used by millers of the United States in manufacturing flour, detailing the manner in which the prices of mill feeds shall be determined, and which are calculated to effect sav ing of more than 16,000,000 bushels of wheat during th* present crop year, have been announced here by the mill ing division of the Federal Food Ad ministration. The establishment of maximum prices for rail 1 feeds relative to the cost of wheat is expected to result in a marked reduction in their price, and it is hoped this will operate to lower the price of milk and other dairy products as soon as the effects of the new ruling are felt in large dairy centers, food administration officials declare. An extraordinary session of the Peru vian congress convened yesterday to discuss financial projects. Special! Accordion Ribbed Silk Reefer, in six two-tone col or $3.65 to $6 Other Reefers, $2.00 to $10.00 t ' " Tli liail Penm. Am ? mi ?? french CRUISER IS SUNK; Assailant destroyed Passengers on Chate&urenault Are Saved, But Ten of Crew Are Lost in Submarine Attack. PARIS, December 19.?The old French j cruiser Chateaurenault, employed as a | transport, was torpedoed and sunk in the M^edlteTrantan on the morning of | December 14, and the submarine which I attacked her later was destroyed, ac- j cording: to announcement made last j night by the French minister of ma- j rine. The passengers on the Chateau- j renault, all of whom were either sol- I diers or officers, were saved. Ten j members of the crew were lost. The French cruiser Chateaurenault | was laid down in 1896. She was 442 j feet long, with a beam of 55.7 feet, and j displaced 7,898 tons. Her complement . before the war was 600 men. Besides j being used as a cruiser formerly, the i Chateaurenault had been fitted as a mine layer. Organization of the National Associa tion of Importers of Hides and Leathers, with the object of having tanners and hide and skin importers co-operate in j the government's war activities, is an- i nounced in New York city. I NUMBER OF GERMANS HELD AT WAR PRISON BARRACKS Adjt. Gen. McCain's Figures Include 1,241 at Forts McPherson, Ogle thorpe and Douglas. According to Adj.- Gen. McCain. In hia annual report, there are 1.241 Gennan I prisoners at various war prison barracks I in this country, as follows: At Port Mc j Pherson, Ga.. 419; at Fort Oglethorpe, 1491; at Fort Douglas, Utah, 331. These I figures, he said, do not include ISO officers and enlisted men of the German navy land merchart service interned at Schofleld barracks, Hawaii; 292 officers and crews of the German and Austrian ships at Gallupe Island, Boston; 69 persons of German nationality interned in Panama; about 40 interned aliens held at various posts in the United States at the request of the Department of Justice, a small number of interned Germans in Porto Rico and German prisoners in the hands of the Department of Labor. "The war prison barracks are well situated," the report says, "the sanitary conditions are good, the prisoners are being furnished with plenty of wholesome food, there is ampl? roon. in the barracks for athletic games and other forms of physical exercise, efforts are made to effect the prompt delivery' and dispatch of mail, and everything is being done for the comfort and health of the prisoners." Are You Pale and Listless? Do you feel chilly when other people don't? Is your appetite poor ? Do you easily become fatigued P Does your vitality seem sapped ? If some of these symptoms are accompanied by fever you should consult a good doctor quickly. If fever is absent then you are probably run down because of blood impoverishment. If you act promptly this condition can be remedied; but it should not be neglected. (jade's "The Red Blood Builder" Is a time-tried remedy fo.? thoae who are in clined toward anemia. It 'attacks an anemic condition at its very s6urce-the blood. 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Every man recognizes in the Mode two things?correct fashion and genuine value?and for the holi days these are emphasized by exceptional variety. House Goats i . .$5 to $25 Bath "Robes $5 to $50 With a special in each at $5 Mark Cross Gloves $2.25 and up Silk Shirts $3 to $12 Silk Reefers , $1.50 to S12 With a special?$9 values, slightly imperfect, $5.65 Street and Dress Vests '. $3.50 to $15 Canes and Umbrellas $1.50 to $25 Cane and Umbrella Combinations $10 to $25 ? Mode Neckwear?A Most Exclusive Showing ?of exqtrsite colorings; new and original designs; in effective shapes. We have thrown our full prestige into the gathering of these exceptional values. Cut Silks?50c, 65c, $1 up to $6 Knitted Scarfs?$2.50 Many specialties that will constitute most acceptable gifts for the 'military, man. Essentials to his comfort and conven ience. District National Bank, 1406 G Street. Help Santa Claus to Do "His Bit" BY purchasing War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps you will help to end the War. 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