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or ntura the bottle. Ita'tdutlvf 25c,
Early in War Had Agents Busy
in United States- and Neu
tral Countries.
Cablegram to The Evening: Star and
Chicago Dally News. Copyright, 19IS.
25.?Sensational documents showing
how Germany early in the war en
deavored to break the enemies* mor
ale by inspiring sabotage, strikes and
anarchy have fallen into the hands of
the French staff. The measures were
to extend to the United States and
other countries, then neutral. Novem
ber 2. 1914, German headquarters sent
the following notice to all military
agents on the frontiers of France and
"Special military credits destfried to
serve accessory war purposes have been
opened in all the German banks and
their branches in Sweden, Norway,
Switzerland and the United States.
Headquarters authorizes you to make
unlimited use of these credits to de
stroy factories, works, depots and sup
plies both military and civil, belonging
to the enemy. While endeavoring to
foment strikes it is also needful to take
measures toward damaging motors and
machinery, toward destroying ships
carrying war material to the enemy
countries, toward burning stocks of
raw materials and manufactured goods
and toward depriving the great popula
tion centers of electricity, fuel and
foodstuffs. Special agents placed at
your disposal will supply you with the
material needed to cause explosions
and fires, and also with a list of the
persona in the country to which you
are accredited, who will undertake to
act as destruction agents."
To Organize Explosions on Ships.
Another circnlar, dated 'November
-K. 11*14. emanating from the minister
of marine and addressed to German
agents abroad, contains tbese state
"It is indispensable through the in
termediary of the third persons hav
ing no relations with the official rep
resentatives of Germany to recruit
u(rents, to organize explosions on ships
sailing for enemy ports and cause de
lays and confusion in the loading, sail
ing and unloading of these ships. To
this end we particularly commend your
attention to stevedores, of whom manv
are anarchistic and criminals."'
In a note dated January 15. 1915
the attention of German military
agents in the United States Is invited
"to the possibility of recruiting de
struction agents among the anarchists'
and workmen's organizations."
In February of the same year the for
:ign office wrote to the German ambas
sadors, ministers and consuls in the
leutral countries, as follows:
Bureaus for Strikes and "Peace."
?Special bureaus for the organiza
tion of propaganda in the countries
of the coalition at war with Germany
ire being founded in the territory of
the country t<f which you are ac
credited. The object of this propa
ganda will be to provoke social unrest
accompanied by strikes, revolutionary
outbreaks, separatist movements and
civil war; also agitation in favor of
disarmament and the cessation of this
sanguinary war."
On September* 25, 1916, headquarters
wrote to German agents on the Russo
Swedish frontier:
"You should immediately recruit de
struction agents among the Finns, who
have expressed a desire to join the
German army, and send them to Petro
grad, and the new railway concentra
tion centers to execute the program
transmitted to you by military agents."
Senator Hew Advocates the Eegis
tration of All Between Nineteen
and Twenty Tear*.
The plan for universal military train*
ing In this country for young men of
nineteen and twenty Is daily saining
strength In Congress. When Senator
Harry New of Indiana addressed the
Senate yesterday afternoon In support
of his amendment to the bill for the
registration of those men who have be
come twenty-one years of age since
June 5, the date of the draft registra
tion, which would put into training all
men nineteen to twenty-one. Senator
Thomas of Colorado, hitherto an op
ponent of universal military training,
announced that he had been converted
to the necessity of it.
Other senators who declared them
selves favorable to the New amendment
were Senators Myers of Montana and
Ashurst of Arizona.
Senator New's Opionion.
"It is my deliberate judgment," said
Senator New, "that had the measure
for which this amendment provides
been made a matter of national policy
when it was suggested to this body
three years or more ago, by my friend.
Senator Chamberlain, and accompanied
by substantial industrial preparation as
it should have been, this country would
have been in condition to take such a
part in the war upon its entrance as a
belligerent that we would have before
this been able to force a peace that
would have been satisfactory and whol
ly creditable to the United States. There
would have been no collapse in north
ern Italy, no Russian debacle. The
saving in life and in money would have
been beyond measure. Had we earlier
devoted our energies toward prepara
tion for war other than to issuing pro
nouncements of terms on which we
would make peace we would now be
much nearer the day when our voice
as to terms would command and re
ceive more attention. But objection,
sentiment, hesitancy combined to nre
even *PProximated
preparation with a result that is now
apparent?appallingly so."
Pawe* Away at Occoqnan, Where
He Wei Employed.
Clarence 11. Gillott, for many years a
resident of Anacostia, died of heart
disease early Sunday morning at Oo
coquan, Va., where for the past two
i years he had been employed. "<? body
[was brought to this city that evening
and taken to the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Gillott, 1624 U
street southeast.
Mr. Gillott, Who was kern to Prince
Georges county, Md., th'rty-seven years
a*o. Is survived by his wife,.who was
Miss Florence Gibbons, and by three
children: Joseph, aged seven years;
Alice, three years, and Kelvin, thirteen
months. He also leaves two sisters.
Miss Florence M. Gillott asd lba. Mabel
Gillott Heeen.
Funeral services were hdd at his nar-J
?nts* rteideaoe-thi? 11 ~ _
Am w, i
Tells Senate Committee U. S. Should Put
5,000,000 Soldiers in Training and "Hurry"
Hall That Number to Erance.
The vital need of the allies on the
western front Is "men and mora men,"
was the message which MaJ.' Gen. Leon
art* Wood. I*. S. A., yesterday afternoon
brought to the Senate military affairs
committee straight from the battle front.
With as little delay as possible. Gen.
Wood said, the United States should put
into training 5.000.000 men. At least 2,
500,000 men should be hurried to France
as soon as they can be got ready, he said.
For several hours Gen. Wood talked
to the senators behind closed doors. He
spoke particularly of the part this coun
try must play.
Man power is diminishing with the al
lies on the western front. The French
and the British are outnumbered bv tbe
Germans, he said, now that Russia has
been eliminated from the situation. The
call, therefore, is for American soldiers. I
(.'en. Wood said he regarded the Na
Jonal Army as a splendid body cf men. !
drawn, as it is, from the best in the
country He would have it shipped to
Prance as fast as the boats to carry it can
be procured.
In this connection he dwelt upon the !
great need of speeding: up the produc
tion of ships in this country.
Is Sure Allies Will Halt Hun Drive. I
J*1* .Prcsent German drive. Gen.
Wood said he was confident it would
be halted by the British line. The ad
vance made by the Germans was to be
expected In such an attack. The Brit
ish have intrenched positions in their j
rear to which they may fall back if 1
it becomes necessary, and still hold the !
He predicted that the Germans who
ft."*" themselves forward into
the British line will find themselves in
a worse position than tht- British be
fore long, more or less cut off as thev
are from their base. The British, he
said, have hesitated to throw their re.
serves into counter attacks until the
Germans have pone far enough to com
mit themselves to this drive. But
counter attacks will come swiftly, he
predicted, and with success.
Gen. Pershing's army. Gen. Wood saJd.
is a splendid body of men, but far too
small. It is splendidly trained and its
morale is admirable. But it has no
combat airplanes cf its own. The
Americans must rely upon the French
for these airplanes, and the French
have need of their own airplanes. In
consequence, the American line at times
has been practically without airplane
protection. The German planes have
flown almost at will over the lines and
have come so low that they have been
flred at with revolvers by the Ameri
cans in the trenches.
Aviation Situation Serious.
He admitted that the aviation situa
tion. so far as the American Army is
concerned, is serious. Gen. Wood ad
vocated the building of combat air
planes in France. The raw material
should be shipped as fast as possible
to the other side, where skilled men
conld handle it. While he admitted
that he was not infbrmed in all the i
details abotit the liberty motor. Gen.
"Wood said he believed the motors now
used abroad would be better for combat
machines, unless perhaps the twelve
cylinder liberty motor may prove more
efficient. Planes driven by the liberty
motors, he said, might well be used
for bombing expeditions.
Pershing's army not only has not a
combat airplane of its own, he said,
but it has not a single piece of heavy
ordnance made in this country. So
far as the latter is concerned, he "added,
it did not matter so much, for the
French and the British factories have
an ample capacity to turn out the guns
for the American Army as well as their
own forces.
Gen. Wood believes, however, that it
is of vital importance that this country
proceed to turn out at the greatest
possible speed all the guns and air
planes it can. All of the war industries
here should be speeded up.
Gen. Wood laid stress upon the need
for training the American Army to
fight in the open as well as in trench
warfare. Sooner or later, he said,
either the allies or the Germans would
break through and the flghting would
have to come in the open.
Another recommendation of Gen. Wood's
was that the general staff here should be
enlarged, and that its advice should be
carefully heeded by the War Department.
He commented upon the large and efficient
stafi with which Gen. Pershing has sur
rounded himself.
Urges Universal Training.
Gen. Wood strongly advocated universal I
military training. He told the committee i
that it should be begun without delay, j
It is folly, he said, to hold to the rule of ;
liability of military service and not pre
pare tne men to serve and flgfct efficient
ly Unite<1 State*. he said, is going |
Ar?y **0? this war is
over, and the way to get it as quickly as
P??sft>le and have It efficient is to adopt
fhHyr. tFSiDing
h* 8enato?' Harry New
amend*ne?t to the bill to
hirif h^bont, 71" of men who
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Yph?n.ui i?e a'iorit'on such
stint^SSE h? a rtetuiy and oon
?&L.^w*OUn8r men' trained for
,ar'. r? draw from as the need for re- i
plenishing the Army and enlarging it
"T|>e sooner we get 2.500,000 men to
0,6 war close."
v Wood. Man power, he indicated
would be decisive and the United States
would have to do its full part in this mat
Report Gratifies Senators.
The senators heard Gen. Wood's state
ment with the keenest interest de^arl
]ng arterward that his story hid given
information than any whTcS
has yet been presented to them In their
t-k 1n of th? cond"ct of the war
declared d!,8<? h'?
aeciarea that it had vindicated
charges made on the Hoor of the lenSe
by Senator Chamberlain that the War
Department had "fallen down."
He discussed for the committee the
reports of the big: gun with which the
Germans have been shelling Paris, ac
; cording to reports. Gen. Wood declared
that if such a gun had really been con
structed, it was more of a "freak"
jthar an efficient engine of war.
Mother Asks Aid?Train Service,
Moscow to Berlin, Is
By the Associated PreM.
MOSCOW. Thursday. Munch 21,?For
mer Empress Alexandra has requested per
mission from the soviet government to send
the former heir to the throne, Alexis Ro-:
manoff, to a sanitarium in southern Rus
sia. as his physicians say that his so- j
journ in Siberia is impairing his health. |
The government commissioners are consid- .
eimg the application.
M. Dibenko, the former commissioner of
marine, has been imprisoned in the Krem
lin. charged with failure to obey orders
and advance while commanding troops
sent to resist the German entry into Nar
va. He will be tried by a revolutionary
Wholesale Bribery Charged.
Orders have been issued for the arrest
of eleven heads of bureaus in the food
ministry, charged with bribery, specula
tion, the illegal appropriation of money
and incompetency. Several of the accused
men escaped before the order to arrest
them could be carried out
Prices of manufac.tuJred articles in Rus
sian cities fell slightly with the signing
of the peace, but food prices were not af
fected. The shortage of money is forcing
merchants to sell goods to raise actual
casli for their expenses, and this is said to
have been partly responsible for the de
cline in prices. Woolen goods and heavy
shoes are dropping in price, probably, in
part, because-of the mild weather.
M. Menjinsky, the commissioner of
finance, has been endeavoring to re
lieve the shortage of the circulating
medium by having the government pay
the Petrograd workmen in checks, but
the workmen have refused to accept
Making1 .Levies on Capitalists.
The eoviets in many cities are forc
ing the merchants to deposit their re
ceipts in the banks, and are making
levies on the capitalists to provide the
banks with currency.
Capt. Leo Schmand and Lieut. Beer
ger, representing the Germap Red
Cross* have arrived in Petrograd,
where tfeey are working with the
Swedish legation in an investigation
of the condition of German war
prisoners preparatory to their ex
Kiev has been virtually isolated from
Russia since the German occupation of
the city. Herr Mumm is directing af
fairs there as Germany's special rep
resentative. ?
Train Service With Berlin Again.
Direct train service with Berlin and
Vienna has been established and the
newspapers are printing chiefly Ger
man dispatches. German money is cir
culating freely in the town, with the
rate of exchange 70 kopecks to one
mark. Ukrainian prisoners are daily
arriving from Germany and Austria.
There is an unconfirmed report that
Prince Lvoff, the former premier, had
been arrested at Tumen, Siberia, and
taken to Ekaterinburg. Prince LvofTs
relatives say he had nothing* to do with
the alleged plots to create a separate
Siberian government and was living
quietly afnd avoidirtg participation in I
politics. . i
A Petrograd dispatch on Afarch 14 i
reported that Prince Lvoff had been ,
arrested by the commander of the Rus- j
si an northern front. He had previously
been reported as having formed a new
government in the east and planning
to enter Siberia with the Japanese
should they intervene.
GENEVA, March 24.?There has been
some doubt expressed in the entente
press recently as to whether Austria
rej.lly was taking an active part in
the western offensive. Vienna papers
clear up this point, stating that the
Austrian emperor has Just returned to
Vienna after visiting Austrian troops
on the Flanders front.
Germans to Construct Helgoland on
Snake Island, Says Report.
AMSTERDAM. March 5 (by mail).?
i A new Helgoland, to command the
commerce of the Black sea, is to be
| constructed by Germany on Sn&ke
I Island, about twenty-five miles from
the mouth of the Danube, according
to the Nachrichten of Hamburg.
In connection with this proposal it
it planned to build a German commer
cial port on the northern bank of the
Danube. The advantage of this loca
tion would be, the newspaper says, that
it would enable Germany "to limit Ru
manian control in Bessarabia and es
tablish a permanent post of observa
l tion over the country." ?' ?
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American Commissioner Says
Nation Will Aid Allies With
All Her Strength.
ROME* Friday. March 22.?Apprecia
tion of the treatment accorded him during
his fortnight's stay in Rome was express
ed by Oscar T. Crosby of the American
mission, and president of the interallied
council which deals with finances and war
purchases, before his departure for Paris.
Mr. Crosby during: his visit has been solv
ing questions regarding finances and sup
plies in conferences with the Italian min
ister of the treasury, Francesco Nittl.
"The discharge of my duty here has been
rendered delightful by the thoughtful cour
I tesy of the Italian officials and the friend
ly help of Ambassador Page and his staff
and of the American Red Cross officials,"
said Mr. Crosby in a statement to ttie As
sociated Press.
"The mutually warm feeling between !
these representatives of America and the :
Italian officials?in fact, the whole Italia!) ,
nation?is the one special feature- of the
situation causing me the greatest pleasure
and ."--uggesting a solidarity of action and
feeling between the two countries which 1
will continue after the war and grow more
intimate in their future international re
Italy to Remain Steadfast.
| "The important and encouraging j
fact is that, despite the shortage of j
coal and the temporary shortage of
foodstuffs, there is in Italy a calm de- j
termination to meet steadfastly what
ever fate the war may bring and to j
continue to play the great part Italy !
has assumed in the conflict. It would
be foolish, to minimize on the military
side ihe Italian reverse of last October,
but it would be equally foolish to
ignore the fact that from that reverse
grew a spirit showing that modern
Italy had neither forgotten her tra
ditions nor lost the spirit of the glori
ous past belonging peculiarly to her,
but which is aJso the precious pos
session of European civilization.
"In Naples I could see that the popu
lation was bearing calmly, almost
smilingly, the strain of the bread
shortage, and also that Austrian air
raids were now accepted a% probable
events, and not in the least viewed as
Will Accord Her Praise.
"When a careful analysis is possible
of what Italy has accomplished with
her small amount of coal the students
of the situation will undoubtedly ac
cord her hearty praise for her accom
"^Whatever differences existed when
Italy declared war, there now seems to
be a universal devotion to the idea that
the war shall be waged with all of
Italy's strength- She is meeting her
sacrifices with a good natured forti
tude which is a*1 example to others.
The Italian activities are directed
not merely tsr the national ends, but to
the larger end pursued by her Ajnerican
and European allies.
"In tfie light of my varied experiences
as an explorer in various parts of the
world," concluded Mr. Crosby, "I can
say that the allies as a combined body
of people have a large margin for their
subsistence and comfort."
Fails to Pass Physical Test.
Honorable discharge of Brig. Gen.
William V. McMaken of Ohio from
military service is announced in Army
orders. Gen. McMaken was found by
a medical board physically unfit for j
active field service. 1
HYATTSVILLE, Md., March 25.?Paul
S. Jack of the Army Medical Corps, sta
tioned "over there," in a letter to a
friend here declares Paris some city,
but, in his estimation, not in the class
with Washington. Young Jack, who
sailed about two months ago, is a
nephew of David L,ynn, assistant super
intendent of the United States Capitol.
Continuing, Jack writes:
"It is very difficult for me to realize
"that I am way over here on this side
of the earth when such a short time
ago I was back there among my friends
enjoying myself.
"We left New York on a veritable
giant of a ship. I understand it was
pretty close to 550 feet long, with a
beam of eighty feet. About six days
out we encountered a very bad storm,
and even that gr#at ship did some aw
ful rearing and bucking. The storm
lasted four or Ave days, and long be
fore it was over the majority of the
men were sick. I am mighty glad to
say that I didn't fall by the wayside.
I sure got an awful ducking one morn
ing, though. Just as I stepped out on
deck a huge wave came over the rail
and knocked me clear back through
the door. We were over a week longer
on the water than I had expected, so by
the time we reached land we sure were
tired of ocean travel We weren't
bothered at all by the "subs" and. no
jone was much worried about them,
j "We landed in quite a large city and
entrained for a camp the day we landed.
We were on the train only twenty-four
hours. Only remained at this camp a
few days and were then sent up here.
This really is quite a beautiful city.
We are in the'midst of the rainy sea
son now. I would like to describe the
French people, but it is far beyond my
ability. They certainly are splendid.
I You sure see some strange sights here."
" . ?? ? ?
Lieut Danes, U. 8. Xeditml Carps, <
Earns DistjagwirtcJ Service Crrts
By tb? Awililll Ftiim.
FRANCE. March 24 ?Uaut. H. R Davirr.
the United States Army Mrtlnl Rr
serve. who Is serving with the British
army, has been awarded the distinguish^*
service cross, one of the four new
Amerieaa decorations lor hi s?j.
Lieut. Davlea. on January S. ottsred ?
dugout under continuous shall fire and
remained there attending1 the eecwpeuit*
after It had been blown in. Ha performed
an amputation operation and saved th?
life of a British soldier. He recalled U><
first' medal conferred on any American
serving with the British tor org
British Advance in Palestine.
LONDON. March tl.?The British
positions on the left bank of the Jor
dan. in Palestine, were extended on
Friday night, it is announced officially.
MARCH 30. 1918
All changes in listings or advertising matter must be
arranged for before that date
Telephone Our Business Office
> MAIN 12000
These quotations from The Wash
ington (D. C.) Times, are full of good
thought Read them carefully.
They occurred in an editorial which
urged on soldiers the importance of
caring for the teeth.
X "Make sure that he has a good tooth brush?better
still, two of them?when he leaves, and a supply
of the kind of dentifrice that is conveniently car
ried and conveniently used even in the dark."
"Very well, but take one-half minute more and
clean those white weapons that will help you
fight the German when the time comes, help you
to good digestion."
"See that every soldier has his good tooth
brush#and his good dentifrice, with frequent
renewals of the supply."
4 "The wise soldier carefully cleans and brushes
the teeth that will be important to him and
contribute to his happiness and health and
success twenty-five andfifty years from now."
Look for mm in
your dealer's
Note how COLGATE'S
fits in with this advice
1 "conveniently used even in the dark."
Colgate's comes out a ribbon, lies flat on
the brush.
2 "take one-half minute more."
Colgate's has a delicious flavor that makes
the half-minute easy to give.
3 "frequent renewals of the supply."
Colgate's is the general favorite and is
easily mailed.
4 "the teeth that will be important to him*
fifty yean from now." *
Colgate's cleans safely, thoroughly.

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