Newspaper Page Text
r ,9--'s-ri. -'
1 Today No Coal for D. C. The Potomac's Wasted Power. Mr, Sir, Baron, Viscount. Quick Work in France. In Washington, just enough coal to last four days. While ypn read that, you re member that there is enough Power going to waste in the Po tomac river to light the city, run tho street cars, and save thousands oi tons of coal daily. If this city governed itself, or If those that Idndly govern it thought more about the people and less about selfish corporation in terests, the Potomac would have been harnessed long ago, and tie street cars, owned by the people, would be run by power owned by the people. Shortage of coal also recalls this fact: Fifteen hundred ears were taken empty from the upper part of New York Btata all the "way THROUGH WASHINGTON AND OUT TO MICHIGAN loco motives, workers, time wasted. With the right management those fifteen hundred cars could hare brought SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND TONS OF COAL TO THIS CITY, from the Penn- Slvania fields, on their way to e West Something loose somewhere in ear "magnificent .system of pri Tately owned wdlroads." Xcrd Northcliffe a Viscount. First he was Alfred Harms worth, then Sir Alfred, then Lord Northcliffe, a .Baron. Now he Is a Viscount Soon he will be a Marquis, and later if he can ran his newspapers -without losing circulation and also without offending the King, he -win be a Duke, and the clock will strike twelve. Not a bad idea for Kings, this fiving of new names every little while It gives a patriot some thing to work for and think abosrt. Wise Napoleon invented the red ribbon of the Legion of Honor so that he might give something to everybody. Let me put this little ribbon on a man's coat, said he, and 111 make any Badical a Conservative. Over hers, the people cannot make an ambitions man a Duke, so he. exploits-some monopoly and makes himself a hundred-time mil lionaire. Perhaps the knight baron, 'vis count marquis, duke business "WBBlahe cheaper, although, jf eoorsHrwouia hurt the feelings of Thomas Jefferson's ghost Secretary HeAdoo announces that the Bureau of War Bisk in Us department has reduced rates on American steamers and cargoes traversing the war zone from 6 per cent to 4 per cent- On October 6 the rate was re duced from 6 per cent to 6 per cent Think this over in connection with Government ownership. How often do you observe privately owned concerns voluntarily reduc ing rates in this wayT Not VEBY often. "With the aid of the French ambassador" twenty-five per cent will be taken off the amount of ma terial used in making women's dresses in 1918. And forty per cent is to be saved in the material used for men's clothes. The influence of the French ambassador was used in Paris.- Next year's fashions win be in teresting. The effort to convict a lady of murder because she killed her hus band progresses with interesting variations. The lady's lawyer says that she hsd "a little bit of bone pressing upon her brain" and she also v had "hypothyreosis" if yon know what we mean. A bone pressing on the brain, and something wrong with the thy roid gland may have helped the murder. But the real trouble, and handsome young men should re member it It failure of the late lamented to keep the bargain that he alreadv made, "till death do n part" Death them did part, with the help of a revolver, not because of a little piece of bone or the thy roid gland, but because the hus band forgot Busslan regiments in France, full of "love one another" enthu siasm, decided to end the war with a little mutiny. French cannon quicUr and wisely settled that and the Russian mutineers will find graves In republican French soil. Lucidly for the world the French do not try to march in six directions at once. However, this unavoidable French episode will create further trouble in Russia. We might even live to see Russian leaders, cajoled, and rewarded by Germany, uniting with Prussia in the fight against dvi'ization. Stranger things have hap-cned. Write this down on your cuff and look at It occasionally. Either this country will win this war, wkich it toitt, or it will take orders from some one of those six young Hohenzollerns living and ruling here as the English repre- KQUUirv uvcu iu uu uviure .1440, WEATHER: FAIR AND COLDER TO NIGHT: SUN DAY FAIR NUMBER 10,357. U. S. DESTROYERS SINK GERMAN 1 1 PROPAGANDA IN MEXICO IS Sympathy Always With Central Empires, Official Organ De clares in Bitter Attack on U. S. Government. By DAVID LAWRENCE. (OapTtiitt, KIT, by Nr Torfc Evesdng- Put Concur). German propaganda and intrigue in Mexico is again causing friends of that country here serious con cern. Officials of the United States Government are plainly puzzled by the attitude of the-Mexicans, par ticularly over the discrimination against American newspaper corre spondents. The recent deportation of Jack Boyle, correspondent of the As sociated Press in Mexico, certainly produced a very unfavorable impres sion in State Department circles, where the matter was made the sub ject of protest to the Mexican gov ernment Was Friendly With Carranza. Ordinarily the Deparimnt,""of State takes no Interest In the troublu of correspondents abroad, but the pres ent instance appears to be one In which the Influence of the German minister In Mexico was directly or In directly Involved. Mr. Boyle, who Is a brother of EdwInDsteon Boris, the playwright, has beeifea friendly term with the high offlrtols tof the Mexican government and accorapan ledFlrst Chief Carranxa, tn revoln tlonary days -on his northern trips. Be has never hsd the slightest diffi culty with the authorities, always submitting- his dispatches to the cen sor and making no attempt to evade the rales. Whenever, In the last few weeks, however, he has attempted to de scribe the activity of the German minister In Mexico anything that seemed to reflect upon Herr Ton Eck hardt was carefully deleted from his dispatches. Comparison of the mes sages received by the Assoclatsd Press In this country with those orig inally submitted to the censor in Mexico City shows that some one In the Mexican censorship bureau has been plainly Influenced by German 0 racial s. Deported Without Cause. But while Mr. Royle was Ignorant of the treatment his dispatches were receiving-, he kept on Aline messages with the sensor and was finally de ported for the mere act of submitting to the censor a story not to the tat ter's liking. It hss been customary the world over to refuse to send mes sages which did not meet with the approval of the censor, but to deport a correspondent for simply showing a manuscript to' the censor is unprec edented. What U still puzzling here Is that the three messages which Mr. Royle submitted and to which objec tion wss taken twere promptly pub- Hshed by the Mexican newspapers as a Justification for the government's action. Two of the messages emoted from articles already printed In the Mexi can press to the effect that rebels in Oaxaca and Chiapas were armed with ammunition bearing German marks, and that the ammunition has appar- nuy reacnea Mexico from Cuba, to which place in 1014 Germany is sup posed to have consigned sunnlies In tended for the use of Huerta In revo lution against the Carranza regime after the exiled a-eneral had r-h.A America from Spain. Foretold Actual Events. The third message told of a story that was being passed around In well Informed circles In Mexico City to the effect that Mexico's foreign policy might undergo a change while Presi dent Carranza left the capital on a visit. The absurdity of the last men tloned story was commented upon when Mr. Royle was deported, yet no expression was given as to why the message was not merely held up in the capital, as it was Mexico's pre rogative to do. and why Mr. Royle was suddenly arrested a few hours after he had died the message and put on a train for the border without even the opportunity to pack his be longlnrs or see the American ambas sador. Another odd part of the case Is that exactly ten days after Mr. Royle was deported for hinting of a change In foreign policy, the Cauterio. one of the newspapers which claims to be the. official organ of the revolutionary (Continued on Page 12, Column 3 ) HNH The Sixth Field Artillery Was the U. S. Unit Which Fired the First In France. Some Splendid R.R.EMBARGO ON LUXURIES SOON TO I W TRAFFIC Radical Pooling of Carrier In terests Being Worked Out to Relieve Transportation Con gestion. A revolution In American railroad methods is being worked out today to relieve war transportation conges tion. Pooling of railway interests and equipment to "the most radical aid revolutionary extent ever dreamed of," it was officially stated, Is shortly to be announced. The plans do not contemplate total elimination of passenger service on any line, but further curtailment in the number and "luxury" of such trains Is certain. Favor "Luxury" Embargo. An embargo on carrying of non war products Is not within the rail roads' own powers, but their recom mendations that brewery products, candy. Jewelry, and about S00 other nonessentials should sot he trans ported ahead of war materials have found favor with the Government pri ority board. Details of the railways'" -voluntary war regulations were withheld while the railroads' war board her and meetings of railway executives in other cities were going over the final scheme today. Today's meeting of 'the railroads war board here wss also Attended by Fuel Administrator OatBelA. Food Dictator Hoover, Chairman Hurley of (Continued on. Page X, column 0. "DRY" CAPITAL 'Saloonless" Washington is nearly as wet as ever. This wss demonstrated at the close of police court today, when a tabu lation for the week shoved that 74 men had been arrested for being In toxicated on the city's streets. This Is an average of a little more than 10 a day and compares with msny weeks during the open saloon when DO arrests was considered a fair aver age. The low mark for the week was reached today, when only two cases of intoxication were set for trill. Carroll J. Hoshall, white, and Eu gene Stewart, negro, were arrested, charged with driving automobiles while Intoxicated. Recti secured a continuance of the case to next week. The highest number was tried last Monday, when 4V cases of Intoxica tion were disposed of by trial or for feiture of bond. On Frldsy there were 10 cases, on Tuesday and Thursdsy and 6 on Wednesday There were Ave convictions during the week for selling whisky and one conviction for giving It away In the great majority of arrests for intoxication the liquor wss bought In Baltimore, according to statements of defendants. SALOONS SHUT FOR 80LDIER8. KANSAS CITT.MO, Nov. 24 Mayor George H. Edwards announced today he would Issue a proclamation ordering- the closing; of all saloons in the city tomorrow because of the visit here of 6.000 soldiers for a parade and football same. 74DRUNKCASES IN ONE WEEK IN YESTERDAY GAINED 5,707 Lines of Advertising (20 Cols.) Over the Corresponding Day (Nov. 24) Last Year iahtnafonflmes WASHINGTON. SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER '24. 1917. Omi Id Stmt Prim. Great Pubb'c Meeting At Convention Hall Tonight All Are Invited, Uniformed Soldiers Especially At this great gathering of all the Masonic bodies of the city addresses will be made by Secretary of War Baker, Secretary- of Navy Daniels, Lieut CoLH. A. White, Brit;. Gen. Guglielmotto, Lieut CoL A. C. Murray, Capt J. Rouvier. Two Bands and Two Glee Clubs Will Provide Patriotic Music. The HertUg Begins at TOO, Come Early to Get a Seat No Admission Charged. i Dr. Louis F. ZInkhan. supertnten dent of the Washington Asylum and Jail, has no right to transfer prisoners sentenced to the District Jail to the workhouse at Occoquan, according to a ruling today by Justice Bits In the case of Joseph W. Croft, against Dr. ZInkhan. , In announcing his ruling. Justice Hits cut the jury's verdict of 12.500 In half, stating that while Dr. ZInk han had no right to send Croft to Occoquan, he believed the damages awarded an excessive penalty to assess for a misconception of the scope of the superintendent's duty. The original unit was for a&VOOOt. The court ordered that unless Mr. Croft consents to accept 11.250 within ten days the motion against, Dr. Zlnk han's attorneys f6r a new trial would be (ranted. The court declined to compel the defendant Dr. ZInkhan to waive the right of appeal as a. con dition to the reduction of the verdict. Croft alleged In his snlt for dam ages that-he was subjected to the In dignities of having his mustache cut off, his head shaved and a hose turned on Mm for a bath In a public place In the Jail yard at Occoquan and that he only bad been ordered to the Dis trict Jail until he paid the arrears of alimony, from whence he might have been released on the day he made this payment. "OFF TO BERLIN," CRY MEN LEAVING MEADE CAMP MEADE, ADMIRAL Md.. Nov. 24. "Good by 'till we meet In Berlin 1" was the shout today from men of the Jltth Machine Gun Battalion as members of that unit marched away on the flrst lap of the Journey. These men are part of a force of about 450 going to San Antonio to Join the aviation section of the signal corps. Tney will rank as privates. The names of the 312th men follow: Unclassified Richard Odea. R. T. Bryan. I A. Thompson, R, W. Darr, O. A. Young, R. Ll Kummer. Fred Gooch. Clarence J. Harman. and Bernard J. Farrell. Stenographers I. E. Green. R. I. Bon ner, W. A. Li) on. Engineers' Apprentices Wlllard Un ruth, O. W. Boday, Charles Brey. and Andrew Swarez. Welders refer Zuhawsky. James IL Crawford, Dan McCIaskey, P. J Coyne. Auto truck drivers John Ryan and J. D. EtunkeL $1,968,484,725 "ALL" U.S. HAS IN TREASURY The working balance of -aah in the Treasury today was the largest since the United States entered the war. The net balance was Jl.S8,S4,7a. Of this sum ll.tl4.034.0O) was provided by payments on the second Liberty Loan. EDGAK D. SHAW, Publisher. Pictures of BBFD M MUSI 11 BE SENTTO OCCOQUAN COAL CARDS WILL BE ISSUED IN CAPITAL IF SHORTAGE CONTINUES E T IIP PUBLIC Drastic Measure Already Assur ed for Beginning of Next Coal Year, in April, May Be Put in Force Sooner. Washington may be put npon a coal card rationing system at once. Federal Fuel Administrator John L. Weaver Is giving serious consid eration to such a plan. He has al ready determined to put such a sys tem in operation in Washington with the .beginning of the next coal year, April 1. Unless there is an increase in coal stocks in Washington this plan of making the coal supply go around will be put in effect earlier. Coal Supply Low. With the first' real f reeling weather Washington's available coal supply for household consumers, who are without any'auppllei or .have, at best a very limited quantity, is at the low est ebb today ltias reached in several weeks. Receipts -during the. present week have been very few. due. to freight congestion. Approximately 1,000 tons was re ceived today over the lines of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. This v-ill not nearly meet the demands that ere being- made. Despite the fact that como dealers haVe no coal, and prac tically all others have a very limited stock, complaints of suffering from lack of fuel made to the fuel admin istrator arc, falling off. The situa tion is relieved, Mr. Weaver stated todry, by many families having a wnter supply and making no de mands, thus easing the pressure for the lets arrivals. 1,300 Tens en Wy Here. j Mr. Weaever received renorta to-1 day showing th.t the Philadelphia Reading Coal & Iron Co. put on the rails during the past six days 1,200 tons of anthracite coal billed to Washington. This Is now en route somewhere on the Pennsylvania. Supplies for this city have been tied up by congestion of the Balti- (Contlnucd on Page 2, Column 3.) $1,200,000 TO BE The new Rlalto Theater, construc tion of which has commenced at Ninth and G streets, is only the flrst of a string of six theaters to be built In Washington, at an expenditure of 11,200,000. according to an announce ment made today by Tom Moore. The new circuit will also Include the two Moore theaters now In opera tlon, the Strand and the Garden. A 12.000,000 corporation has been formed to do business under the name of Tom Moore's Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. It will take over the old Tom Moore's Amusement Enterprises Cor poration. In addition to the downtown thea ters, of which there will be four, four new theaters will be built In the resi dential districts. The first of these W M TOSYSTEMTO THEATERS COSTING BUILT BY MOORE I. to go up In Mt. Pleasant It will'ars more prone t0 be affected than he a large house, seating 2.200. f. , n.rlon, 0f heavier build. wh The corporation la now buying options on the other four new thea ters, and the sites and plana for the ame will shortly be announced, to . .. - i gether with the names of many prominent Washington financiers In terested In the corporation. The new corporation will be the franchise holderr. of t.,e First Na- tlonal Exhibitors' Circuit for the Dls. trict of Columbln. Maryland, and Del- aware, a 120 000 000 syndicate of ?. ilvho ow..r. ,.. ' rl Ued. I Its Famous Batteries in Tomorrow's Sunday Times. Russian Envoy Here Breaks With Bolsheviki The Busfiian. embassy here broke on all aUegiaaca to the Bolsheviki government this afternoon. In a message to Secretary Lansing, Ambassador Bahkmetieff declared that he would remain at his post but had authorized other members of the embassy to leave. , Several attaches and Boseian diplomats have re signed. Jean SooMne, first secretary, has applied, for admission in the American army. HE I SEES LITTLE MINEOLA. K. T, Kot. 24. Waiting to go on the witness stand to tall her dramatic story- of crushed romance and bleak tragedy, Mrs. Blanca da Saulles today was heartened by visit with her son, little Jack, for whose sake she killed her divorced husband,- John L. de Saulles. The 4ad was brought to her room in Mlneola jail. Meanwhile her at torneys prepared, for the flarht next week tsjirs her from, the electric chair. j Dfary ef Broke Heart. Forecasts of the story indicate It will be the diary of a slowly break ing heart. When the defense counsel, Mr. Uter- jhart outlined it In his opening state ment, two Jurors wept. The little Chilean girl wife now called "the white widow" is to tell how, alone In a strange land, after a rosy court ship and marriage, her hopes were blighted and her spirit crushed when the man she loved neglected her and equandered her fortune on other women. It la believed the names of promt. inent persons will be hrourht In. The mention of "Miss Jo," a Broadway Dancing favorite, has already been !" ' UIV J "h", "! Saulles. Manchester Duke Ffgare. The Duke of Manchester, his steam yacht, and his cargo of Broadway's choicest, will also figure. The greatest alienist in the country, Utcrhart promised, will testify Mrs. De K91l119 W nnt ...nAn.lM. what. ti I killed the man. Goaded by neglect. and abuse, suffering from pressure on the brain from a fractured skull. It is argued that her mind went blank When as a last straw De Saulles tried to re tain the child her only Joy. There Is great Interest In the evidence to be Introduced .by the defense. Some of these are letters written by Mrs. De Saulles. They say they will prove the slain man a fortune hunter who married Blanca Errasulr for her money, and llnslly reduced her to the white, frail 'crushed Illy" that alts In court day after day, dully apathetic for the most part as the fight for her life goes on. WASHINGTON ALIENISTS EXPLAIN HYPERTHYREOSIS, MRS. DE SAULLES' MALADY Hyperthyreosls, or hyperthyroidism. as it is referred to by Washington alienists, an affection of the thyroid gland, from which the attorney for Mrs. Blanca DeSaulIes says she was suffering when she shot to death her husband, and on which he will base a plea of emotional Insanity, causes an increased function of this gland, pro ducing nervousness and sensitiveness to excitement and harsh treatment. Norm&l Dtrioni, of an lm&rlnathre , am! ATHnalMHal nalilP and 1 f !. t htifljfj ,. inoiin. to be lasv and not r.- sponslve to the ordinary human emo .-.-..- - - . -- tions, according to physicians at the Government Hospital for the Insane. Has mssllaa Features, Dr. Edward Hiram Reede, a special ist In thyroid gland diseases, today defined the meaning of this ailment . . ... n-.. i...vi L" lay "rm V? th"' ,"" ;.,. Times. He agreed that this defense was novel, and would prove one of (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) SON N If F SUBMARINE DEFENSES TO TEUTONS AMSTERDAM, Nor. 24V-Russlaa soldiers have already abandoned their advanced positions against German and Austrian troops on various parts of the front, according to the Frank furter Zeltung- The newspaper today printed dispatches from Ternopol stating that the Russians wen preparing-. t complete" evacuation 'of QrxymaJow said Skelst. . ,- COPENBAOENj Nov. t-JToanat negotiations for su. armistice have opened on the-eastern tfront between the Germans and Russians, according to dispatches received today by the Social Dimokratsn. Text et Peace Terms. Germany's peace terms to Russia Involve Austrla-IIunrarr. Hmiminli Bulgaria, and Turkey, according to information received her today. It was declared on good authority that the following are the chief prop ositions laid down by the Kaiser: 1. Poland to be lndenendent under Teutonic "protection." 2. Austria to get an Indemnity from Russia. 3. Bulgaria to get Sobrudja, and to control the mouth of the Danube for Austrian and German "commercial purposes," . Turkey to regain all the territory overrun by Russian troops and to be accorded trade routes In Persia and the Caucasus previously held by Russia. HAIG REPORTS FURTHER GAINS NEAR CAMBRAI; MANY GUNS TAKEN LONDON. Nov. 2. Further gains around Cambral were reported by Field Marshal Hair today, us an- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 1.) ALONZOBLISSSUED Fearing Alonxo O. Bliss may dis pose of the gTeattr rart of his wealth and property, valued at about 12,000, 000, in favor of the children by his first wife, and thtreby practically de prive his -second wife upon his death of her dower rights In his estate, Mrs. Eva Jackson Bliss today peti tioned the court to Issue an order restraining Mr. B.iss from disposing of any of his property Mrs. Bliss' suit Is brought by her mother, Mrs. Sallle F. Jackson and her sister. Vivid U. Holmes, through attorneys Eugens A. Jones and Charles C. Tucker. The court is ask ed to compel Mr Bliss to pay for Mrs. Bliss' msin'tnsnce out of his own Income; to irpo nt a trustee" to tske care of her and her property; to make compensation to her for the value of her dowc- rights In all of her husband's rest -state at this time, in place of her dnwer rights when the estate is divraea upon his death; to require Mr. lil.s to make an ac-i counting of his management of his and her property, 1 BYWIFETORETAIN HERDOWERRIGHTS Shells on American Front INAL EDITION PRICB VYITHIX 'DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, le, U4EWHEBI, 1 30 OF CREW CAPTURED ONU-BOAT PCKIES Damaged Undersea Craft Wfwn free! On Submerge Cortm to Surface awl DMtriytr Takes Crew Off. American destroyers wMen are. ac counting for a steadily increasias; number of German wbsurhM, have sunk another U-boat, accordlnz t dispatches from Admiral Suns today. A depth charge dropped by a American destroyer apparently dam aged the U-toat. She was- 4500 yarsb away when the lookout first sighted the periscope; Subsequently she emerged, and the destroyer opened fire on her. It was learned Doaitrrelv iMm ssf. Kernoos that all jseatfeerr tie eew ol w dmafcled , y t . wstw . eaptire oy tie AgwriwaaWttliiiSg. . CBeat Sink. "While two American patrol veamla toyed, with" "the victim of their dta charsev trying; to take her captive. tn U-boat sank. The American vessels which figured. In this engagement were censored temporarily. Admiral Sims, in rsportinr the at tack to the Navy Department, omit ted roent!onNf the destroyer's name. The American patrol boat drove full speed over the- spot where the periscope was seen, at the same time dropping a depth charge, evidently disabling- the U-boat. OrSrtal statesseat. The offtcjal statement by Secretary Daniels said: "Dlipatches received from Admiral Sims states that a Oimui n.luut has been accounted for by American destroyers operating in European waters. While on patrol duty the destroyer sighted a periscope 400 yards off. Immediately ringing- up full speed 'ahead, the commanding- of ficer headed his .craft to pass a few yards ahead of the submarine. As the destroyer passed over the U-boat's course a depth charge was dropped. This evidently caused damage ta the U-boat which shortly afterward came up about 500 yards away. V. S- Obm Fire. Tire was Immediately opened on the submarine by two of our destroy ers which circled about their target. -The submarine did not return the fire and was evidently disabled. One of the destroyers got a line to her Intending- to tow here, but the boat soon sank. "The entire U-boat crew has been taken captive." The usual German U-boat carries a crew of thirty men. It is possible" that some of the crew were killed in the battle that preceded the capture of the underwater catt. A similar victory which probably saved transports In a convoy was made public yesterday In Secretary Daniels refusal to accept decorations for the American officers participat ing. Adopts British Flasu The Navy Department has adopted the British policy of declining to give out any Information as to the fate of the crews of captured U boats. The purpose of withholding this news Is to create anxiety In the minds of the German people and to encourage the spirit of mutiny among u-ooal crews. Several rebellions among crews of the Kaiser's underwater craft when they were ordered to eea have been resorted from German submarine bases on the Belgian coast. U.S. JOINS HUNT FOR U-BOATS WITH ALLIED SUBMARINES NEW YORK. Nov. '24v The New rork Tribune today prints a dispatch from Washington saying that "one "T " ".'" ""- ,mra ol "" M" " suom... (Continued on Page 3, Column,) il