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Wages $5,000 a Year. Iistea to Ng Poca Qww. Whiskey As Baggage. Half Pay for Gerataa. Grape Jrrice aid Efficiency. A Pennsylvania coal miner earns by digging m the ground $348 In ona month. Under the new scale of wages It la poulble this man mar be able to make as much as $5,000 In a year and a respect able contemporary asks, "What Is the world coming tot" The world; we should ear. Is coming to Its senses. In a nation where anr kind of coal gambler, or wheat gambler, anr kind ot enterprising financial criminal can make fire thousand dollars In fire minutes. It Is about time to enable a real worker to make $5,000 In a rear. Sara Chinese editor. Kg Foon Chew, In Brother HcClatchy's Sacramento Bee. "Japan is the Prussia of Asia." He adds, "Japan's conception of the Monroe doctrine la 'all for Japan.'" China and California show con aiderable Interest In this coun try's recognition ot Japan's In terest In China." Editor Ng Poon Chew sirs that Japan la keeping her armr sate at home Instead of fighting Ger many,, that she mar be ready to wallow China and the rest ot Asia when Europe and America are tired. It mar all he so, but the United States has enough to do dealing witK the "Prussia of Europe" Just bow. ONE Prussia at a time Is plenty. The "Prussia of Asia," It there la one, most be dealt with later. "If Japan todar Is allowed a free hand to dispose ot China, the war now being fought at such a terrible cost In Europe, must be fought all orer again in Asia." So aars the Chinese editor. His fears are respectfully passed along to the wisdom of the State De partment. Possibly, sad aa they would be, first-class hatreds and antagon isms In Asia might be tor our Western dvlllxatlon the best guar anty that Asia will hare enough to do at home and not come here, when .Europe Is bled white, at this war's end. Is the midst of the street fight insr In. Petrograd Russian boss number two Is demanding "an lr mediate democratic peace." "Peace, peace; when "there Is no peace," cried Jeremiah, and Rus sia will repeat the words for many a car. Peace with Germany will come, perhaps, but peace with warring -ambition and half-baked theory sot for a long time. .. The Attornar General says that whisker carried la your baggage Into a bono drr State is all right for the present WHY la It all right If a State wants to be bone drr, or thinks It does, and since the highest authority has confirmed the right of a State to be bone dry, WHY should the whisker business Tla private luggage be tolerated? A man cannot carry dynamite or cocaine In that war. Why whisker The quicker this nation makes Its experiment with absolute pro hibition In the Tarloua bone dry districts the better. And the quick er will come the sensible decision to eliminate alcoholic poisons, whisker, gin. brandy, and the forti fied wines of California, once and for all, as other poisons are forbid den, and permit the use of light wines and light beer as the use of tobacco is permitted. The announcement is made that "rrery German military prisoner held here In America not only has the best food and accommodation but receives from this Goremment the pay of an officer of similar rank in the American army and naTy." This, we should say, with all respect. Is overdoing It a little. These German gentlemen In Jail are NOT working, and as the American par is at least double their par at home, and American money worth twice aa much as German money, it would seem that here, while they are prisoners, about HALF PAY would be enough. We make this suggestion to our admirable friend. Mr. Bryan. You select a dozen teetotalers, including yourself, 1st each of them drink two quarts of grape juice dally and rrery day for six months do the hard work that working men must do. We will select another dozen men, of corresponding age, allow them two quarts ot light beer a day so grape Juice and see which of the two groups last long er and work better. Amazing la a republic. Is the fact that a gentleman like Mr. Bryan, who has nothing to do but talk, and a little group of Anti-Saloon League men who have nothing to do but draw salaries and bully Congress, should be permitted to Impose their ideac and methods of living upon millions of workmen whose rights are Ignored, their ways and needs absolutely mis understood or treated with con tempt by those that they put In efflo. WEATHER: FAIR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NUMBER 10,347. ITALIANS CHECK THE GERMANS' ADVANCE 20 MILES FROM VENICE ). S.-JAPAN PACT INSURES EQUILIBRIUM OF FAR EAST Financial Domination of Same Sphere Presaged By Visit of Baron Megata's Mission. Br DAVID LAWRENCE. (OcpTTUkt, 1ST, by Nnr York Eveslnf Fort Company). Japan and the United States have become by terms of the Lonslng- IshU argeement political associates In preserving the equilibrium of the Far East; they mar eTen become financial partners In the same sphere. Viscount IshU and his colleagues have gone, but another mission, headed by Baron Megata. not onlr will make a study of war-time finance for the benefit of the Japan' ese government, but will endeavor to establish closer relations between Japanese bankers and the leading financial concerns m America. Bew JDsttea. iBBemnt. The financial mission which has already arrived in the United States may be said to transcend in practical Importance all ths other commercial bodies that have come here, fro in the Far East. Although appointed by the Premier of Japan. It has no more diplomatic status than the Northcllffe mission sent by Great Britain or the Tardlau mission stationed here by JTranee. But while essentially a war mis sion. Baron Megata's work in the United States will embrace financial arrangements for the days ot peace aa well as war. In fact, out of the Megata mission may come a revival of the five-power loan for the rehabilitation of China. Japan would welcome American par ticipation in such a project. ween the story of the effort on the part of Japan to expand commercially In China In company with American bankers la recalled. Indeed It will be seen what real significance may be attached to the terms ot tne Isnll Lansing agreement signed last week. ftea laapUeatioa. To understand the implications of the recent exchange of notes wherein the United States recognized the spe cial Interests of Japan In the Far East while Japan solemnly pledg-ed herself to refrain from any act In volving a violation of the territorial Integrity or administrative lndepend enee of China. It is necessary to sire due weight to the Chlnese-Jepaneje antaxonlsms and suspicions. When a year ago Baron Shlbuaawa, known as the "J. P. Morgan of Ja pan," came to the United States on a secret mfatlon, hoping to enlist the Interest and support of American bankers In the development of China, there was noticeable opposition on the part or the Chinees press, and even speeches In the Chlneit parlia ment warning America aralnst such a partnership. American bankers were ready and anxious to co-operate with Japan, but felt that without at least the moral support of the Department of State, taey mutt not proceed. TJ. 8. 0vciaaemt Approaches. The United States Government was spproaehed. President Wilson and Secretary Lansing were not ready to Issue any proaounoement which would serve either as a ruarentee for the loan or would show to Investors that the American Government stood morally pledged behind It. While the discussion wu miner n with the SUte Department, the Ameri can Danaera tneraselves failed to com. to an understanding, and the agree- mm woirew juneruan bankers had originally been Invited to participate In the famous elx-power, and, subse quently, five-power loan lapsed on June SO. 117, Since then. It has been reeogalsed by thoughtful observers In Japanese financial circles that until political obstacles were removed co-operation could not be realised. Chins. wanM continue to cast suspicion on Japanese actions ana meriuo puDllo opinion would remain divided en the merit of a Japanese-American financial alliance Therefore it may well be Imagined that one purpose at least Is the visit of ths Ishll mission was so to adjust the diplomatic relations between the peoples of Japan and the United falates that financial and eommerelal XCHsasj as ?saja t, CL & tkahmafottfces Belgian Barbarities Repeated Id Italy HOME, Not. 14. Barbarities rivaling those of Belgium were committed by the German troops that invaded Italy, according to refugees who arrived from the north today. Women were attack ed and children killed before the eyes of their terror-stricken mothers. It was a favorite boast of Ger man officers that they "would teach the Italians a lesson for turning on their former allies." E By A. A. A The American Automobile Assocls-! n."' aaV'a ta"1un Tr-Jiv. zrZr , '""?. Uoi'tor the Immediate elimination of "Dead 2saa'-Ourraon the Washing' ton-Baltimore boulevard. Mr. Ull man has written Frank H. ZoncV, chairman 'of the atate road commis sion, asking that the curve be done away with and offering the hearty co-operation of the A. A. A. Two danger signals will be placed on the boulevard tomorrow by the Maryland authorities. They will bear skull and cross bones, with the words. -extreme danger- painted In large letters underneath. "Dealt Curve Visited. "In order to make a close study of Its physical configuration, the be havior of traffic generally thereon. and the possibilities of eliminating Its lurking perils, I visited Dead Man's Curve' yesterday,' aald Mr. TJ11 man. "After a thorough study of the hill, I am satisfied that thouaanda of lives wlU be in dally Jeopardy as lone as the curve remains aa It la today. It should be eliminated as early as poi- sioie at any cost, ana until this Is done, every precaution should be taken by the Maryland authorities to sereguara human life at that point. "During my visit there I observ ed five motor cars negotiate the curve. Of the five but one driver sounded his born and took the rlsht aide of the road. The other four at the bottom of the hill g-ave their mo tor more gas and sailed away for the crest without using any warning signal, and at the same time occupy ing the middle of the road. "The total elimination of the curve could be brought sbout with but lit tle expense. The hill could be cut through, and It would not be neces sary to move to telegraph poles inai line ub roaa ax mis point. Condense sjped Meniere. "It Is a simple statement to make that the Washington-Baltimore pike Is unsafe. But there Is not a level headed motorist fne who will admit things he knows le true who does not know that the 'lek of accident on that road at the point of the curve is vastly more than a trifle. It Is not going to be a popular thing with certain clams to call reckless motorists to time. But It le going to be done by some one, and that before long, iut raaa cannot ba roaae appreciauijr wmr witn our vast mileage, wo cannot afford to build wide enough to glre aDead manlaca a wider path We cannot sac rifice more miles icr me many to more speed for the few. "Lerislation may help If we can fin anyone to enforce the lawe. There are laws enough now If they are obeyed. Such crimes are eliminated best by pub lio sentiment. Let us see that our pres ent laws along the line ef fast driving are obeyed. Let us strive to create aueh a public sentiment against recklessness on the hls-hway as will make a men eebamed to take the advantage of the strong over the weak by falling to give the other fellow a rair cnance. "The time has come ror cnemben of mmmtrn ana Boaras or trade surf commercial dubs to take up the matter of the safety of the highways and make it their business to see that recldesa driving In eliminated." " " " ' ' VILLI8TA8 ATTACK OJINAOA. PRESIDIO, Te-t, Nov. 14 Having- driven Government outposts In disor der toward the American Una, Vlllls tas to the number of IMQ lu ( UoUas Qilaag eattaft DEATH CURV in WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 14, 1917. Cfesag HYATMLE IN WANT FOR BOTH COAL AND SUGAR Maryland Suburb Suffers Acute ly From Shortage Citizens Talk of Holding Up Passing Trains to Obtain Fuel A real coal and sugar famine today hit Ryattsvllle, Md. Besldents of this suburban com munity are shivering- without fires and dealers have not a lump ot coal. Likewise there Is not a pound of sugar In the town. Many families that have been purchasing their sup ply from day to day are unable to get any. Threats of coal seizure are 'being mad by residents of the community. Streams of coal cars hare passed through Hyattsvtlle. A train of eighteen cars was stored on a siding for days and still residents were un bJuto-obtain, coat. L, I L, I Gray, at HyattsvlUe dealer, 'said ha had scraped his cellar r of the 'last lump to -keepthe Ore" Jn fOs heme going and with other residents was with out coal. Mayor William ABrooks was urg ed to call a town meeting to take ateps to selxe loaded coal ears pass ing through Hyattiillle. He refused to call the meeting. He apepaled to Fuel Administrator Garfield and was referred to HyattsvlUe dealers. Radical citizens are talking of raid, ing .parties to get coal, and a real cold" period would probably bring such action. . Several families are reported ss having moved Into the dty.because of their Inability to get coal or sugsr In HyattsvlUe. A GREAT PARADE TO DEMAND VOTE A greet parade to Congress In De cember of realdonta of Washington bearing a petltlou for the vote. Is plan today of the Chamber of Com merce. A resolution calling for such ac tion by cltlsens o( the Capital as a means of showing Congress that Washington la In earnest in Its de sire for suffrage wsa Introduced at the meeting of the Chamber at IUu scher's last night by P. T. Moran. former president of the organization. Hearty approval ot the efforts of the District to ostein representation In the legislature of the Nation wae voiced by William a Fltts, Assistant Attorney uanerai, the principal speaker of the evanlnr. "I would Hko to call you fellow citizens." said Mr. Fltts at the tfpen Ing ot his addreso, "but I ean not do so In truth. No place else on earth can you find eOG.noo people who are cltlsens of nowhere." CALLAHAN IN CHARGE OF THRIFT STAMP SALE The sale In the District of war sav ings certificates and thrift stamps. which will be Issued by the Govern ment beginning December 3, will be In eharge of D. J. Callahan. The Gov ernment will use the money derived from the sales to aid In the prosecu tlon of the war. Mr. Callahan le general manaeer of the Norfolk and Washlnston Steam boat Company and national treasurer of the Knights of Columbus. SHOOTS AT FRIEND FIVE TIMES AS WAR PRACTICE CHIOAOO. Nov. 14. Charles Strong;, colored, who la going to war, fired five shots at his friend, Taul Turner, early today Btrosg said ha wanted to see what kladof a soldier Turner would niaks. RESIDENTS PLAN Japan Considers Mobilization to Meet German Menace in Far East TOKYO, Nov. 11 Mobilization and possible utilization of Japan's army is being- increasingly considered as a result of Russia's collapse. "Japanese mobilization will likely be demanded," declared the newspaper Hochi. "Should the-German influence extend eastward to the Ural mountains, Asia's future would be endangered and Japan threatened. There is increasing' necessity for mobilization. The- nation should prepare. The newspaper Nichi Nichi declared the entente must arouse itself to greater ef forts. "The Japanese people," the editorial asserted, "must be ready for any emer gency; the government must prepare for. any eventuality." PrtsUtnt Wilton Yob Tirpitx Till rnlHrjfrriM r . i'ii0!!0 iCTitqiio W Will Kxlidlati, tb CotsMck, Bt tht Next Big Figuri in tbt HAISELDEN TO BE ARRESTED IF cmCAOO, Nov. 14. Medical men and laymen of all classes are today voicing their approval of the decla ration of Coroner Teter Hoffman that be will order the arrest pf Dr. Harry J, Haiselden If seven- ear-old Paul Iloslma, a deformed child, dies. Dr. uaiseiaen ..rdered treatment for tne onua tntt would produce death In two months -If the child dies," said Coroner Hoffman, "I will Immediately begin an Investigation, and unless I can find a law which (fives a physician the authority Dr Halaelden Is appro priating, ho will be compelled to ex plain to the grand Jury." -I hope Coroner Hoffman does call me before the grand Jury" retorted Dr. Haiselden. "I in,, to ltep on tna xejc of persons of the Hoffman type. "The Hooilnja child la a menace to society. Also it would surely shorten the lives of boh It. fMner ana mother were It allowed to live -The people and th. doctors' have ot got over the Idea that human life Is sacred, and yet human life is the cheapest of things. We allow human tslngs to live In places where we W DIES CARTOONS OF THE tCoorrlsM: HIT: 8y Joan T. MeOolcheaa.1 Saj to Labot: "U To 8 fad br IS; the Pm-Qzmnx That Qtimtsj IS FOUND SLAIN; T BALTIMORE. Md, Nov. liJoseph Josewslcl. president of the Lithuanian Alliance of America, was found dead at his home here early today with a bullet wound la his left breast and a revolver beside him. A few seconds after the shot was heard by other persons In the house a man was seen running from the place. He was Joined across the etreet by two other men who dis appeared quickly. The police believe Josewskl was murdered, but no motive for the erlme la known. COUNCIL WITHOUT POWER GEORGE TELLS COMMONS LONDON, Nov. 14. Premier Lloyd George in the House of Commons this I afternoon emphasised that tho Inter allied war council bad "n exeoutlve LITHUANIAN LEADER 20 ASSASSIN SOUGH Wall Street Prices. "" DAV 177 Staaet by YosT Vest Kip Antwtrp. Russim Kilttdosconi E A WIFE BEATER CUMBERLAND, MA, Nov. 14. His anna lashed high against the grating of a cell In the basement of the county Jail, Edward 8tewart, white prisoner, was given twenty lashes on his bare back with a black snake whip today by Sheriff Peter C. McFarlend in exe cution of the court's sentence for wife beating. "While Intoxicated, Stewart merci lessly whipped his wife, who Is about to beoome a mother. Although Stewsrt's back shewed the effects of the punishment, he did not wince. His back was a mass ef welts and stripes. A glasa of whiskey, water and sugar had been prepared for the pris oner for a stimulant after the ordeal. He sDurned It, saying) That a the cause of my trouble and I am not go ing to take it Upon the promise ot Stewart to re frain from intoxicants. Justice Bruce said ha would not enforce the addi tional sentence of one year In the house of correction, and Stewart was .- . . . . . . f LAHES DAK i i " - " i " ' '?- WXTHIX DlrriUOT 99 CWTHTIfiS, TEUTONS STOPPED AT BANK OF PIAVE Italian Counter Attacks Haft Enemy After Cr&Mlhg i Stream at Zeftkfv F Jockey Preparatory io late What fa Aappeiiaf; k Fati. grad? r A message via FTnlmd - dares Premier KereatJcy, tat tM aead of a great army, k aftia fa control. Tie Swedish (degyaffc afta?, vk Haparaaek. reperta KsrMrtj bas beta p'f eiTimrTir atrasg. It wdtB Jatoty that X reread MtaiwJ iretua btr Ma LONDON. Nov. 1L-Tfca anny nag gaised ta Beat j J"- -k. - In ths iockeyfcif preeMMry tei ati all-important 'battle of tkVRsm, 'fat after Bavins crossed tbat rtMaa at Zeason, tho foe forces iren wti tight to the-bank by-powtafaBy eS- rected Italian counter attaeVra. The fact that the flnitrn niimnBM were enable to make 'further pft reas after crossing; the rivw wu -regarded today as a faronkle offiea Italian solidity. rEsemv trtxroa nasaal tfcVmnyle ses Italian lines dose to the Adriatic, but were held without galas,' today1 official statement from Batae SUM Enemy groans filtered through Mail by in the region of Grisolera to saw tween the Piavn and Viacchla, whew they were held," the war oflee stated. "Enemy attempts to cross tit Piave river at Saa Dona Xi Hava and Intestadtm were iiinijiiiinsl with serious eaeay losses," taw statement added. Only 20 Miles Off. Venice Is only about twenty saHas from the point where ths Oeraaaa crossed ths river. Only on mot natural defense line ofsay stireagtk stands between the Plavo and th cMy of the Doges. In the northern (left) wtag- ot taa Italian line In th mountains, ths enemy has advanced slightly, hat Is being blocked In efforts to. flank ft Italian front. KERENSKY CAPTURED IN PETROGRAD, SAYS SWEDISH DISPATCH STOCKHOLM, Nov. li Kerensky has been arrested at Petr grad, according to a dispatch freest Haparanda. received todar bv th Swedish Telegraph Agency. Entered Petraamd. The message gave no details. I merely stated that "Kerensky hsst entered Petrograd and wss arrested In the city." Whether the premier wss takes while heading a detachment of troosts or whether he entered alone was not stated. Previous dispatches from retro trad, all greatly delayed, had been confusingly contradictory. Cn!etlnsr Reverts. Some asserted th provisional gov ernment had been victorious and that Its troops held parts o fPetrograe. and others, sent by th Bolshevtkt themselves. Insisted that their troop had Inflicted a defeat on the Ker-ensky-Komlloff forces. LONDON, Nov. It Xsrensky ts) again In control of Petrograd, accord ing to best Information received her today from Stockholm. He enter the city supported by Wavlmsllst. troops, and quickly gained control t the telegraph otfloes and other mtaa of communication, th latest advice declare. A Bolshevlkl report that the pre mier had been arrested after his en trance into the city was discredited In the face ot later dispatches. I Dispatches via the Finnish. Talei igraja Asjeac-f, TenoiwWtm MsfUJ v 4 .A Uii'