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Good-bye Liliuokalani.
Another Washington News
paper. NorthcMe Air Minister.
Pray Persistently John D. Jr.
The Philadelphia Ledger is to
start a special Washington morn
ing edition.
An able individual Is Cyrus H. K.
Curtis, father of the Ledger,
father of the Saturday Evening
Post, father-in-law of the Ladles'
Home Journal
He will be welcome here, and
successful, as always, of course.
We have news of yet another
morning newspaper proposition
soon to enliven these waters.
This will be a considerable
morning newspaper city before
long. But, as E. B. McLean truly
and defiantly says, "the more the
merrier, come one, come all, this
rock shall fly from its firm base
as soon as I and sooner."
"I like the atmosphere and
odor of Washington. There Is
more of the grape-juice odor
(' here than ever before, and I
t am enjoying the aroma con
siderably." William Jennings
Bryan at Poll's Theater yes
terday. Important as far as It goes.
But why is Washington managed
to please William Jennings Bryan
and his notions as to "atmosphere
and odor?"
With Washington, a few fanatics
and an obedient Congress do as
they pleaso.
After a little more of the foolish
ness in Washington and elsewhere,
Mr. Bryan will learn that his ice
water nag will carry him no near
er to the White House than dear
old dead and gone Slxteentoone.
"Lord Korthcliffe to be head of
the "Air Ministry' of England."
Who would have thought a while
ago that to Ministers of Marine,
Foreign Affairs, etc, etc, would
be added a Minister of the Air?
There could be no better selec
tion than Northcllffe. He will take
the question of air fighting out
of the realm of theory and UP
INTO THE AIR. where it ought'
to be.
Those who believe that the first
duty of public men and of editors
is to say nothing and NEVER
criticise, may be interested in
England's attitude toward Korth
cliffe, Dealing with English in
efficiency at the beginning he was
the most severe, courageous, and
valuable critic that any nation
ever had.
"Persistency is as necessary to
success in prayer as it is in life."
John D. Rockefeller, jr.
Judging by material results, the
Rockefeller family have prayed
This difficulty presents itself:
Suppose one hundred million
Americans al prayed with Rocke
feller persistency for a thousand
millions each, how could it be ar
ranged ? If in response to prayer
ful persistency, each of the hun
dred millions cot a thousand mil
lion dollars there would be too
much money and the money
wouldn't buy anything. There is
an "out" somewhere
Queen Liliuokalani is dead, and
at present "sitting in the green
mountain tops with King Kame
hameha," as the Hawaiian national
sonr has it.
Having failed to get one million
acres, of rich land claimed as her
queenly right, Liliuokalani has
been living on four thousand dol
lars a year, "in semi-regal fash
ion." Anybody who can live in
"semi-regal fashion" on four thou
sand dollars a year is an able
Five million men to be put in the
field by the United States.
GOOD, the sooner the better if
Meanwhile, a hundred thousand
flying men put in the AIR ABOVE
Germany by the United States
might do as much as five million
men on the ground.
The war will end WHEN IT
MANY. The German at home is as
safe today as Champ Clark's con
stituent in Missouri, and that is
the trouble.
Two killed, two badly injured
within twenty-four hours, at "Dead
Man's Curve" near Elkridge, Md.
If authorities responsible for the
road should say "Tomorrow pub
licly we shall kill two men," the
community would indulge in
But when authorities announce
by indifference that they propose
to continue killing men, the com
munity is calm.
It reminds you of oxen in the
slaughter house that look on in
different while their friends are
knocked on the head no excite
ment until THEIR tum comes.
Seventy million dollars' worth of
products hoarded in New York
Allow one week in which to tell
Government about such hoarding
and its excuses.
After that CONFISCATE all
hoards, giving one-half or one
quarter to the informer -THAT
will cure hoarding.
NUMBER 10.343.
CONVENTION HALL, BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 12. Asking that
he be regarded as a fellow-citizen speaking words of counsel and not as
the Chief Executive of the United States, President Wilson today asked
the ranks of labor to join with the other people of America on a "new
and high platform.''
"We have come to the deciding hour between the old principle of
power and the new principle of freedom," said the President.
His address was delivered before representatives of labor from all
parts of the country, attending the opening session of the American Fed
eration of Labor.
The President digressed to review Germany's situation before the
war and to condemn her for "beginning this war."
"Germany," said the President, "had a place in the sun. What more
did she want? There was nothing in the world of peace she did not
already have.
"What she wanted was success by authority not by achievement"
This authority, the President said, was to extend to domination of
Turning to the military situation the President said that if Germany
keeps her line from Berlin to Bagdad she will have won all she started
Aw.i,ci V.T7 fhe death of two per
sons and serious injury to two oth
ers at Dead Man's Curve, on the
Washington-Baltimore boulevard.
Gov. Emerson C. Harrington of
Maryland, in a statement to The
T,'rv..o rv?ov nledc-ed himself to
start-an .immediate investigation of
the death-trap with a view W its
The latest accidents, all of which
occurred yesterday, make a total of
five deaths and seven injured at this
point in the last two weeks.
Yesterday's Casualty List.
The casualty list for yesterday
morning is as follows:
Joseph Nevltt. address unknown.
Louis Montgomery Oxford, negro
chauffeur, forty-five, of 1745 Kelo-
runi road northwest.
Richard Daniels, 1033 Newton
street northwest, ruptured lung and
internal Injuries; cnancea ior recov
ery slight. At Franklin Hospital
Edward Van Tassel, twenty-one
..-. nl.4 IK T .,-.., nnrtfiaitt- ankle
broken; at Franklin Hospital, Balti
Large Danger Sign.
Immediately after being notified of the
tragedy at Dead Man's Curve, Governor
Harrington communicated with Chair
man Frank H. Zouck. of the State
Roads Commission. Commissioner Zouck
rave orders for a large danger sign to
be placed at both approaches to the
curve toda. He will make a personal
Investigation late today or tomorrow,
with a i lew to having the bank cut
away where it obstructs the le.
Governor Blaniee Drivers.
While promising that a rigid in
vestigation of Dead Man's Curve
would be made and steps taken to
Safeguard the lives of motorists.
Governor Harrington laid the blame
for the majority of the accidents at
this particular point to the careless
drivers In a statement to The Times.
Governor Harrington said
"I am not acquainted with the de
tails of these latest accidents, but I
have seen the curve where 1 am told
they occurred While the curie Is
rather sharp, it does not offer much
of a menace to drivers who are care
fill. I think It will be found upon
Investigation that the majority of ac
cldents at this and other points on
the A ashlngton Baltimore Bouleiard
are due to careless or reckless driv
ing Motorists should know they
cannot hope to take sharp turns at
high speed without rndanEerlng their
own lives and those of others
"On several occasions I have been
in machines which were forced to
almost leave the road entirely to
avoid being struck by some reckless
driver. There are danger signs all
along the boulevard, and prorer at
tention to their warnings would pre
vent many accidents
"I know this curve Is particularly
bad, however, and will take this up
with Road Commissioner Zouck at
once, and have an Investigation and
report made I will see that what
ever can be done to lessen the danger
Is done."
Slgms Ordered Put Up.
In a statement to The Times. Chair
man Zouck, of the State roads com
mission, said:
"I will order signs made today
bearing an exceptionally strong warn.
Ing for all traffic approaching Dead
Man's Curve These should be In
place either late today or tomorrow
In addition, I am going to rr.il. a
personal investigation of -hll part of
(Continued on Face 12, Column 1.)
Gardiner Shows Left
Hind Foot of a Coon
As Trophy of Hunt
Commissioner Gardiner was
displaying today the left hind
foot of a coon, the trophy of a,
hunt In St. Mary's county, M6U.
Saturday night.
The party followed the coon
two hours, and Commissioner
Gardiner was there at the finale.
The new Commissioner is an
ardent sportsman and never over
looks an opportunity for a hunt.
Merchandise and foodstuffs
owned by or .held in the interest
of alien enemies to the value
of from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000
have been discovered in Boston
by Secret Service agents. The
unearthing of this hoarded mer
chandise has been reported to the
Treasury Department.
Millions of dollars' worth of food
stuffs and feeds stored bj neutrals
and suspected German agents In the
vicinity of New York city will be
seized unless voluntarily git en up. It
was officially stated at the Food Ad
ministration toda).
Five days has been gien the food
hoarders to disgorge their stocks to
the American trade. It is stated.
The neutral traders are expected to
appeal to their governments and
make the situation an international
10000 Bushel of Oats.
Discovery of 5,000.000 bushels of
oats destined for Germany and of
the Deutsches Bank's connection with
certain food dealings threw the entire
neutral food demands under grave
suspicion, it was stated
The release of the hoarded food
stuffs to the Food Administration has
already been demanded The admlnls
tration'a legal staff Is planning steps
to seize the stored grains cotton seed
oil and seed cakes, anticipating re
fusal on the part of some
Much of the $70 000 000 worth of
foods, cotton and metals uncovered
by Secret Service .agents Is held for
r'lled account me segregation Is be
Ing made today and offlrlaU are un
able to state accurately how much
Is owned by neutrals and Cirmans
lloo.er Will Sell Slock..
"These stocks are going to be put
on the American market in on- way
or another." said one of Herbert
Hooier's chiefs todax
The oats In question i obviously
Intended for the German caialr, as
It is not called for an where tiM
".seising the foodstuffs held on
board ships in New York harbor Is
a delicate problem lnolving negotia
tions now under way to obtain the
use of these ships The suspected
stuff stored has been paid for and If
seized we will paj the owners what
the goods are worth We will treat
them as any American citizens sus
pected of hoarding would be treated"
9,510 Lines of Advertising (34 cols.)
Over the Corresponding Day (Nov. 12) Last Year.
the war to win. He said the Berlin-Bagdad railroad was built primarily
for military, not commercial purposes.
Speaking of Russia, he said "any body of free men which com
pounds with Germany is compounding for its own destruction."
"And the pacifists," he added, "are as fatuous as the dreamers in
"My heart is with them, but my mind is against them.
"I want peace, but I know how to get it and they don't
"I sent my friend, Colonel House, one of tlie greatest peace advocates
in the world, on a misson, not of peace, but to see how the war can be won."
Turning to labbr, he said :
"If we want to win, we must see that we are raised to the maximum
of labor productivity and let no one stand in the way of it Not by the
power of government, but by the strength of the American people.
"We must see that labor is free in doing its duty. We must see that
the things by which labor progresses are not blocked.
"It is to that end that I have had so many pleasant conferences
with labor.
"It is not impossible to clear the atmosphere and get down to busi
ness when both parties are willing.
CHICAGO, Nov. 12. Paul Hoozlma,
four years old, is being administer
ed deadly drugs by his parents, with
a full knowledge that they will cause
his death within two months.
The drugs are beinggiren the little
boy under instructions of Dr. Harry
J. Halseldenwno declares the child
Is suffering from extremely small
head. Impaired breathing, and other
incurable ailments, and would be a
hopeless Idiot If permitted to lire.
Agony Endangers Mother.
The child's mother baa endured
great mental agony since his birth
and if he lived the suffering eventu
ally would kill her, said Dr. Halael
den today. She has had no rest for
months because of the constant cry.
Ing of the little one, who suffers In
tensely all the time.
"Some minor ailments might be
cured by an operation, but it would
not restore his mentality. The treat
ment I am directing will result in
his death within two months. Oplatea
In the medicine prevent the child
from suffering, meanwhile The par
ents agree with me fully and are ad
ministering the medicine I give them.
Euthanasia, or painless killing by
drugs, relieves the pain and removes
the horrors of death. The patient
passes the dreamy existence of a
lotus eater Indian hemp and other
milder drugs lessen a desire for food
and the patient passes into the next
stage within a month."
Dr. Halaelden became nationally
famous through similar action in the
"Baby Bollinger" case He said to-
Iday he had recommended the same
treatment In a number of cases.
Milk dealers who bring their pro-
.! Intn W A test I n v . n v liai a ft
Iuui-t, iiiiv ir armiiAiuii muni siaev "
permit from the District Health De
j partment. according to a decision of
! .l. nl.i.l.i n.... n. nn.l. -fi
llip uniltkl - 1,111b li JtlCUIII. !
nnunced toda b Justice Van Orsdel
The act of IMS forbidding the Im
portation of milk without a license
has never been repealed The pure
food act of 110C doei not conflict.
, the court in Its findings, and the
enforcement of one In no wa inter
feres with tho enforcement of the
I'rosecutlons for bringing in and
selling milk In the District without
a permit are properly Instituted in
the I'ollce Court In the name of the
District of Columbia, the decision
The 1895 act seeks to preent the
production of adulterated food The
1000 act deals with It when placed on
the market.
EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 1917. Closk
Fuel Administrator CarflelJ announc
ed today thai a fuel shortage during
the coming winter can only be pre
entcd by greatly boosting the pres
ent output of coal and by the elimina
tion of wa.te In consumption
"Despite ngurei of Government ex
perts showing that production of coal
this ear will exceed bj 10 per cent last
jear's output, wo must also face the
fact that on account of war conditions
consumption will also excede that of
lat year." Administrator Garfield
KHON Ohio, No 12 Eight hun
ilred treet car and interurban motor
j mm and conductors were on strike
! here today Not a car was moved
The strike affects not only the city
I lines, but Interurban lines connecting
with rieveianu. uaenna. Kent. Cuja
huga Falls. Barberton and Wadsworth
The men ask for an Increase of Jl a
The rtev Father William V Kllllan.
rri-ently appointed chaplain In th
national army witn rank of flrt lieu
I t.nant. was srslgned to dntv ri.mn
Uetdo by the War Department today.
tCecirlfM: 1017: BrJohaT.XcOalebeen.1
Here arc the direc
tions for supplication
given by John D. Kocke
feller, jr.
NEW YORK, No. 12. If you want
to know the millionaire Idea of what
prayer should be John D Rockefeller,
Jr . has fully described It.
In addressing his Bible class at the
fifth to enue Baptist Church he said.
Persistency Is as necessary to
success In prajer as It Is In life.
Thlngj worth while are not done
bj the man or woman who Just
dabbles It is necessary to be
persistent, daj by day, month by
month. ear by year We should
not ask God to do things for us
when we haven't done our part.
There is no use in praying If
you do not take off J our coat and
go to work. A prajer that doea
not lead to work is of little value.
Sometimes one complains of a
"break In God's love" There Is
never a break in God's love, but
there Is such a thing aa breaklne
ourselves against God's love.
How often you and I get on our
knees and pray to God wnen
there Is sin in the secret compart
ment of our heart Such sin is
not concesled from God
We are hearing a great deal
about camouflage Just now It
means masquerade making
things appear n u - ..
1 Camouflage works all right with
I aviators, but It never worka wllh
' J
Wall Street Prices.
"We must insist that all factions come 'into each ottier's presence
and discuss the situation together, not separately.
"We are of "the same clay and spirit We can get together it we
want to in the common enterprise which is to release the spirit of the
world in bondage."
Declaring that the mob spirit is displaying itself in this country he
branded "those who take justice into their own hands" as unworthy
representatives of our democracy.
"I despise and hate the processes of the group of men the mob spirit
u directed against, bat much as I hate them L want to see justice dose them
through the proper channel."
This reference to the I. W. W. and the I. W. W. mobs provoked ap
plause from the Federation delegates.
The President said he was glad to get away from Washington for a.
"Because," he said, "there are so many people in Washington who
know what isn't so."
In conclusion the President said:
"I'm with you if you're with me."
Mrs. Eleanor M. Wadsworth. thlrty
fKe, died today at the Emergency
Hospital from burns Incurred last
night when an alcohol lamp which
rhe was using In her rooms at West
Wardman Courts was overturned. Her
father, Phillip Doherty, employed as
an attorney by the Interstate Com
merce Commission, is suffering from
burns on the hands which he received
while trying to put out the flames.
Mrs. Wadsworth was In the act of
making cocoa In a chaffing dish when
the alcAhol lamp underneath explod
ed, setting fire to her clothing Her
father attempted to beat out the
flames with his hands. Then he selxed
her and carried her Into the bath
room, where he plunged her Into the
water In the bath tub
Mrs Wadswortb had been acting
as secretary to the chairman of the
Shipping Hoard. She had been In the
city only six months, coming here
from Boston.
Two deaths among the American ex
pedltlonary forces nnnounced today
included Private E. B Oalllac, of Chel
sea. Mass , who died of pneumonia,
and Seaman Andrew M Halseth. of
Minnesota, who fractured his skull In.
falling from a hammock aboard
Messages Routed Thrsugh Per-'
a Report That Kwwwky
Frwh erideaca tint the ebherikr
revolt In Russia is coQaycisff readied
the State Departmeat tex&y.
Official messages relayed tiroak
Persia said Kerensky had reaekael
"army headquarters,'' and that the
uprising apparently would h "short
liTed." The message did not say, hoTreTeTT"
as to Kerensky' progress ia leadiar
the army against Petxognd.
Petrograd Wire CteseeL '
From the fact that the State I-
partment's message took m rocdi
about course, it was apparent 4hrt
communication out of Petrograi is
still dosed.
The department -was manifssrty
pleased at the more faToraWa tern
of events and the irrUfstioaa tha4
EereniW and the loyal army wffl W
able to sweep aside the reroltiBg !-
News from Roma was meager a4
was characterized officially as "att
definite," but indicated that &
Italians, aided by the French sad
British, had checked the Teutons ad
My ED. Ik :
(Halted Freaa Start Omrmlist)
LONDON, Nov. li The Bolshrrttt
"government" et Russia Is crumbling
fait. It may alrsidy have ennoble
Moscow it ones again restored t
control of the provisional OTr-
There is avery probability that tb
expected battle between Ktraaakjr'a.
200,000 loyal trcipa last reports at
Tsarkoe-Selo. twelve miles front
Fetrograd, asd the Trotsky-Lealis.
factions la now In procraaa.
Not since Sunday forenoon nave
any detailed dispatches been received
here from Russia. And none since 1
then have come direct from. Fetro
grad. This silence, aa London In
terpreted it today, betokened a Teat-
tie. The last wora rrom i-eirorraa
direct told of the tear approach eV
Kerensky and his loyal government;
troops. It also declared that area
In the city Itself elements were band
ing together to ourt the TTOtaky-
Lenlne usurpers of power.
Kereasky Tterfaraiag Fewer.
London does not expect the Bolshe-
vlki to put up much of a fight. They
are constitutionally not fighting mea.
They would, not stomach a contest
where the force arrayed against
them were nearly their equal in num
ber. Despite the kaleldeeeopl
changes and uncertainty of informa
tion from variocr Russian sources,
the London press reflected a more
cheerful attitude tr-day. The convic
tion waa expressed everywhere that
Kerensky had once again draws
strength from 1'iial defeat.
German agents. wltl which the
army la known to be DltntlfuUr
sprinkled, are probably doina tSelr
utawn to artvatu tn Itfiaa;pga -OS

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