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1 - '" Today Edifying a God. First Lady Gridironer. "I Enjoy Torture" Yaqtri. $1,000,000,000 for Incom petent Railroads? GOVERNMENT EMPLOYE8 read what Vice President Marshall and Speaker Clark have to say about you on another page of Tho Times today. These men are Democrat In both senses of the word politi cally and Intellectually. You are not surprised when Champ Clark says "Government employes will set Increases all right at this ses sion of Congress." You are not surprised when Vice President Marshall Bays through Tho Times that Government em ployes and officials cannot live on the salaries now paid them. Tho President of the United States will not permit the Govern ment to set a vicious example to other employers, or take away HOPE, the great mainspring of human effort, from those that enter the Government service. "Why do the dear ladles want to Tote and go to Congress T We gen erous men give them everything In tbCworld." Jt sounds well, but we DONT. "We generous men" of the Grid iron Club never Invited a lady to dine until last night, when Miss Rankin appeared, the first woman to attend a Gridiron dinner In thirty-two years Miss Rankin Is In Congress THAT'S why she was invited to the Gridiron festivities and allowed to make a good, common sense talk, winding up with "Betsy and I killed the Kaiser." There is an ancient saying "AU ills are justified, the sight of which edifies a god." That was written when it was thought that the gods on Mont Olympus en joyed tormenting human beings, found pleasure in their sufferings. 4. self-appointed god of cruelty , nerched on a throne in prussin, . believes in his heart all ills justi fied that edify him. The edification that this day presents to the Prussian murderer includes the sinking of an Ameri can destroyer and the murder of more than half a hundred Ameri can sailors. His edification also include the list of four thousand dead at Hali fax, their deaths caused by acci- ' dent in HIS war. The Yaqui Indians first tor tured, then killed five Americans, one German and three Chinese sev enty miles south of Guaymas., ese Yamils have heard j their Indian relations across Lie Mexican border of the pleas ant times enjoyed in Mexico by those with a taste for torturing and killing. The poor savage, with untutored mind,. naturally asks "If they can do it across the Mexican border, why can'fl do it here?" Idleness is bad for the idle, bad for those that pay to support the idle. That is why governments rise while the people work and fall when too many parasites live on 'the workers below. This country has been building lip a good large minority of para sites, private car dwellers, candi dates for the "non-shootable", uni forms, gentlemen and ladies whose chief hardship in war is that they can't go to Europe, must stay home and see their own country on the Pacific Coast or in Florida. This war will make it more dif ficult to join the parasite class cf do-nothings, and to that extent the war will do a great favor to the United States Republic. It is well to remember the say ing of Prudbomme and repeat it occasionally, "Monarchies are de stroyed by poverty. Republics are oestroyed by wealth." In a monarchy, when the ma jority become TOO POOR, they kick out the king that has inflicted poverty upon them. In a republic whrn the minority ' become TOO RICH they get sick of republicanism, tired of democ racy, and decide to get nd of it at about the same time the mass of the people get rid of them sometimes unpleasantly. It is fort"nate for the United States that real Democrats occupy some important offices. Tor in stance, Woodrow Wilson, whose residence and cars are t'ghtly closed to industrial pirates; Chnmp Clark and Vice President Mar shall, quoted in this paper today; Hiram Johnson of California, whose Democracy, in spite of his being a Republican, carried by three hundred thousand the State of California that Hughes could not carry at all. I The country will need these Democrats and many others to bring it safely out of the "after the war" condition. There will be many irritated men and women in this country when this war ends. Careful management, and clearest proof that democracy. NOT plutoc racy, is the highest power here will be needed to prevent serious changes and upheavals in govern ment. We repeat that a dangrroui s'ep tcould be to hand a thoukaud i.nll.on of the people' mnnai o ll-c privately o-xntd railroads thil hiliify incompetercy and mrup Lor in the mind of ninety per cetit of the Avuriean people. WEATHER COLDER TONIGHT; MONDAY FAIR, COLD NUMBER 10,372. TWO WASHINGTON MEN AMONG THOSE STILL MISSING ON TORPEDOED DESTROYER NATION SHOT BY COLD M AND BLIZZARD; SEE NO RELIEF Storm Rages in New England and Middle West High Winds Cause Damage Colder Here Tonight. The country is In the grip of a cold wave today which came on the heels of the first big snowstorm of the season. Forecaster Henry, of the Weather Bureau, offered no relief, his reports indicating that the tem perature would take a greater drop before night. Snow piled np fifteen inches deep In some sections of the Ohio, valley. The storm which hit Washington yesterday gave way to a windstorm that swept over Chesapeake bay ana did much damage to property along the shore. Xear the Chesapeake Beach rail way station the waves dashed over the boardwalk. The 2.000-foot pier u damaged, more than 600 feet be ing Tipped off. With the scarcity of coal, now the big- problem or this city, fear that river traffic will be tied up except ror steamers and heavy powered boats Is troubling the fuel administrator's office. - There Is at violent snowstorm racing- throughout north New England, but it is believed to be passing; out to sea. Originating In the south western part of the Ohio valley. It struck New England last night. In the middle West storm records were broken. West of the Missis slppl the cold was intense. The tern perature In the Dakotas Is far below zero. At Dulutb and Sault Ste. Marie Ice-breaking tugs were used today to keep navigation open. Off the Gulf of Mexico the storm has assumed the proportions of a hurricane. New Orleans and Mobile reporting exten sive damage to property. AU anw records were smashed In Cincinnati. Snow fell In St. Louis. Chicago has its first rest cold day, the thermometers registering a few degrees above zero. Trains In all parts of the country are delayed. d c. ausTroans WILL BE LISTED AT ONCE Austro-Hungarians In the District of Columbia will be Muted at once. United Stales Marshal Maurice Splaln an nounced toda This announcement came after the ar rest here last night of the second alien enemy found In Washington, a German waller who came to Washington shortly after w ar was declared. April 6. and se cured employment in a hotel where he often wrved the tables of high Govern ment officials Under the law he should have left here November 21. Austro-Hungarlans are to register with the police a soon as the Attorney General has compiled the regulations. Austro-Hungarian maj be barred fronf Ihe District by the order of rreslaent llron, or at least stringent regulations will be placed over them, it is said. 10 WOMEN CARRIERS FOR CHICAGO SERVICE CHICAGO. Dc 9 Ten Chicago wom en will bloawom forth aa mail car riers tomorrow morning Mall wom en have come to stay during the period of the war. Poatmater Oar I J Hie declares, and the force of women will be added to from time to time For the present they will not be compelled to wear uniforms TH0UGJOEAD19YEARS, RETURNS A SEA CAPTAIN PATERSON, N. J Dec t. John Nelson, believed dead nineteen years, startled his brother. William Nelson, by walking Into his home John enlisted In the navy soon after the outbreak of the Spanish-American ORCHESTRA LEADER ARRESTED AS ALIEN CINCINNATI. Ohio. Dec Dr. Ernst Kunwald. director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Association, was arrested today In the association's offices by United State Marshal Devanny, on rder of Attorney General Gregory, of Nvash'igton. Kunwald Is an Austrian. lie was ar rested under section 12, of the Presl dent'a proclamation of April 6, as an enemy alien. STWWahfual Pfil UflDC MflT 61 lfc' a -'-: WS6;u '-' & v " . - : ''' L lull- St. -i:V.' .. ft ft' ,B B Jasam, - i. ?w . CiUlflTVCT SS?m4 KhMllrfiHl U. "Send Aeros" Pershing NEW YORK, Dec 0 "Send us all the airplanes wou can and send them as soon as possible!" This was the messsge from Gen eral Pershing as delivered last night by Augustus T. Post, before the war relief assembly of the Automobile .Club of American. Mr. Post has recently returned "train Europe, 4 ---i- . J Kr -"- The Italian army in the north Tiaa 'yielded more ground according to an official dispatch received from Rome to day. The Austro-Gerroans haVe driven a wedge between Mounts Ton darecar and Badenerche, and are now aiming a thrust at Valstagna, on the Brenta. "After three days of bombard ments." sas the dispatch, "employing a colossal array of heavy artillery and making large use of asphyxiating gases, the enemy succeeded In elimin ating the arch which constituted our foremost line of defense in the east ern side of the Aslagn Plateau. "Our retirement was accomplished gradually and every Inch of ground was stubbornly contested The Aus-tro-Germans are now holdlnc the wedge between Monte Tondarecar and Badenecche. and lhv are attemrtlns to force their way to Foza. to strike our lines from the rear and Invade the Valstagna district. BRITISH PLANES RAKE GERMAN TRENCHES WITH BULLETS, HAIG REPORTS LONDON. Dec 9 Local flghling to the east of Boursies was the unly in fantry action reported from the Cam bral front last night b) l'leld Marshal lialg He said enem artillerv was active around Flesqueres, Monch le Preux and Passchendaele "In bad visibility jesterday our aeroplanea carried out observation work and low reconnolsani.ea and raids," Ilalg reported. "Our planes machine gunned the trenches One hostile plane was donned and another forced to land Intact within our lines. Four of ours are missing" GERMAN WAR OFFICE CLAIMS MORE GAINS IN CAMBRAI BATTLE BERLIN (via London). Dec. 0 More gains by German troopi beyond Cambrai were reported In yesterday's official statement On both sides of Gralnourt. the English were pushed back a hundred meters (about seven-tenths of a mile). At Lavacquerle the statement said, "many enemy attempts to gain broke down " In two dais fighting on the Cam brai front the Germans have cap tured two guns and three machine guns. SWISS FIRE ON PLANES BATTLING OVER BASLE; NEUTRALITY VIOLATED GENKVA. Dec 9. Swiss neutrality was violated Friday, when the allied and German airmen battled over Basic The Germans, hard pressed, entered Switzerland to escape. Thn tight took place at a great height, and the rium ber of aeroplanes Is unknown. The en i counter lasted twt.nl minutes Seven ! bombs were dropped on Hwlss Urrltor) The airmen sped toward Alsace while 'Swiss soldiers bombarded both parties. ITALIANS YIELD IUND AT0 WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8. Destroyer Jacob Jones, torpedoed HALIFAX DEATH TOLL MOUNTS TO 4,200; RELIEF TRAINS REACH HORROR CITY AS STORMRAGES ST. JOHNS, New Brunswick, Dec. 9. While a driving gale piled drifts of new-fallen snow many feet high over the ruins of -Halifax, beneath which still lie the bodies of many hundreds of the 4,200 burned and frozen victims of the great catastrophe, scores of scantily-clad, homeless "survivors hailed with thanksgiving the arrival of relief trains from Boston and New York. Armed guards patrol the wrecked districts, now horrible in their silence, deepened by the deadening mantle of snow which has fallen fully three feet deep over the flame blackened wreckage that was once part of Halifax. BANDITS HOLD UP lipSiPtlilN Stagcerlng Inio the Fifth precinct sta tlon earjy todaya man gMng his name aa Raymond iloeVabee, of 4 E street southeast, declared he had been as saulted by two auto bandits, one with blackened face as he waa walking on Virgin! at enue, between Second and South Capitol streets, at 12 40 o'clock. The pair Jumpvd out of an auto. In which were also two women, according to Mockabee's statement, and after knocking him down rilled his pockets, oerIooking. however, a sum of money and other aluables. Leaving him ling on the pavement. the two men Jumped into the car and whirled awa The police are searching for the rnbler, guided bv incomplete description given by M h ib-e EfllAlinU KWl-flnV UUrlUUll UllLnllU WITH BERLIN AS RESULT OF PLOTS Without Congref-lonal action Kctia dor has broken relations wltli Oer manv News of the rupture unirn wa pruvok-d by the nrtititie t rman agents has been cabled tn the Ecu a dorian minister here dermanv was suspected of trlng to Intlmldat. Kctiador bv im Itlnu riots and prom ting !nrenditr tires While official e i ence is larking. It la the general l-lief that agents of the Kaiser w-ir responsible for burning a flOOOOo government building at Ouayafiuto Jast month. Blaine ' r rlotlni; and attempted revolutl ii in November were also laid on Certnm Intriguers Thee n tloiis follow el tt refusal of the IVundnrlan government to i--Wn AiubaKadur 1'etl, dif (Mrged Ormar. nvo .f Peru, att p, ru had broken illplo matlr r. iiiloiw with tho Kaiser In tK tober. GOULLET AND MAGIN WIN SIX-DAY RACEi NEW YOltk. He. 8 -The team of Goullrt nil Macln won th- annual nix da lilml, ra. r ut MmllMin Square (jardi-ii ht-r. tunlght. with 1.10:1 points Mmlilrn ami orrj rr- second with B9J points, ttnU inn and Huiilty wore third with SVi The race finished at 11:43 p. m., with Goullet and Magln coming Into -he last lap with a good lea.l Goitll'-t announced 1 MOuW enlist at one In thi I nit.. I Mate. Avlatlun .r. ,!-"11""- und lUnlej, .-pear-, it I err! Mnltl, ad ,ber. and firiiien a.m ney nnlshed in the order uaineu and sunk Thursday, December 6, at 8 Relief Trains Arrive. Battling their way through the bliz zard, the American relief trains finally drew Into the stricken rlty yesteMay. Many were the expressions of gratitude and admiration for the quick and un- ktftm.il r,.Tviu. frZ. VfftlfFa' Dnncal fdr i-r-i -r.-r- i.i".iwr -.... WWHi . It I believed UitU the atHtM of clothing, bed din tr and food, alonr with the doctors tnd nurats aboard the relief train, will ae hundreds of Uve now threatened by cold and starvation. De spite this. It Is considered probable that the present estimated death list of 0Q may be sent Mill hither by deaths amonr the rtouily Injured. Ilow of Pupils Dodlea. In the ruins of the rhebucto School, uhere but a few days ago happy chil dren sat at thMr desks, rows of bodies He on the floor, blackened, shattered fragments of human brings, and liv ing1 people huddled in their furs step anions' the dead searching Ab rapidly as poeslle the Injured are betm? shipped vnay. A special train filled with uf ferine humanity lies departed fur Truro, secnt miles away, it Is hoped the train ulll be abl- to buffet Its way through the U - ores of home hae been prepared Many Strang fr-aks of Thursday's explosion were obiered today In the ruined district In one place a house stood, solitary and alone. In a chaos of debris Its broken window and a smashed door were the only signs of damage to It. Mor than 3.000 Injured men, wom en, and children hae been attended (Continued on Page 12, Col. 2.) CREW OF 1 1 DROWN OFF ATLANTIC CITY ATIANTIC CITT, Tec 0 Eleven men were drowned here jeterday when the tug Uugene P Morgan, of New Tork. foundered near an Atlan tl City bar. Four men on two pile Irlvere whldi the tug was towing vere reiued after u battle between gale and era and life-savers from Uuigpurt and Atlantic City station The entire crew of the tug was drowned. It was one of the worst storms this tf-ttlon of the coast has er seen, survivor, could not Identify nit) of tbe eleven men and their names will not he known until the local author It! henr from New l ork The Morgan warn hound for the og Island shipbuilding plant, Phlla di Iphia. GERMAN AGENTS TRY TO KILL U. S. SAILOR I.IIS ANC.i:l.i:.. Iler. K. Rrraaa n(rnl tried lo kill the aallor In a luirue ' "" nltrd Stnlea radio .latlon at iHlielwtMMl. near here to ulKht, the akerilTs u trice waa Botl-Ifled. AS GALE SINKS TUG on mm 0, 1917. p. m., while on patrol duty in foreign E COXCOItD. X. C. Dec. 9 Undaunted by Implied threats of gunplay, but vlsl bly nettled at the manner In which Gaston B Means, defendant In the trial for the murder of !-. Maude A. Kins;. Is practically belne allowed to run h(s own trial. Assistant District Attorney John T. Doolln?. of New Tork. Is be lieved to have a surprise In store at the resumption of the trial tomorrow. It Is stated on good authority that the New Yorker's plan embraces either a surprising move to alter the conduct of the trial or a change of tactics In the questioning which may draw unexpect ed testimony from the defendant. Means' tndoclllty during the trial es terday was plainly a source of embar rassment to his counsel. He would an swer practical!) as he pleased, and once left the stand and wandered about the bench, being Anally forced to re turn to tho witness chair by his coun sel. The result of yesterda's proceedings was to liy before the jury substantially all financial transactions with the wid ow and to show how much money Means handled as Mrs. King's ailvUer. Unless a surprise moe on the part of Doollng Is tnade tomorrow, the cross-examination will undoubtedly open new phases of inquiry. Kiaratnatlon IllrHeult. Doollng succeeded after hours of work yesterday In establishing the fact that Means had little or no money when he first met Mrs. King Moreover. Doollng established the fact that for a greater portion of the time Means had no bank account. Ills wife, Julie P. Means, h.ad an account, and there were large deposits made In this account after Means went to "work" for Mrs King The defend ant also admitted that he had a pow er of attorney oer this account. This came only after the hardest work. The defendant would shout answers and then remark How was that" Did I answer that readily enough' uo ahead, fire em at me. was an othr favorite expression which he used. (Continued on Tsge 3, Column .) SIX MESS HALLS BURN ATCAMPSEVM,S.C. GltEENVlLLE. B. C, Dec. 9 A Are which started in the kitchen has de stroyed six mett halls of the Thirteenth National Guard dhislon at Camp Ise ler. A high wind handicapped the firemen and soldiers KING CABLES HALIFAX MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY LONDON, Dec. 9 King George ban cabled the governor general of Can ada, asking him to please ronvtj ti. the people of Halifax, where he had spent o limn) happy times, his true sympathy in their grievous calamity. TIL IS RESUMED watersv GOMPERS WILL PLEAD FOB CLERKS While plans were being laid to carry the fight for a substantial in crease In the pay of Government em ployes directly to the White House, leaders in the movement today con tinued their campaign to enlist the aid of friendly Congressmen in their battle for living wages. Samuel Goro pers, head of the American Xedera tlon of Labor, Is -expected to head a ; ne araH! pannj" uiuupy , delegation that win call upon .Presl-V expectation of reports from the dntVon. - ' f American consul at .QaeenstoVta If Mr. Gompers declines to- lay taef,c ..--I- ,'' lf,t 'rZn-Sk. plea" before JIN Wilson the facts win' whence came the latest message, bpresentea brother representative ' Navy Department' officials were a. of.theJ3avernmenfJrmployes. The.em- their desks all day awaiting further pioyesrara ueiermmea mat me rrtii- rf.ni .fcn h,.. ,ir fh. tu,t. in ,.!,. dent shall hat all the facts In their case before Congress for adequate wages, their hope being, of course, that Mr. Wilson will" give his support to their cause Yes. that Is true." said Miss Flor ence Etherldge, labor delegate rep resenting the National Federation of Employes. "Mr. Gompers was written tjt Inst nli-ht Tie has been jisVeH to head a delegation to callupon Mr.! Wilson, we have launcned a right to force the attention of the country upon our problems. "The committee appointed by H. M;! McLarln has written Mr. Gompers. Mr) McLarln Is president of the Na- tlonal Federation Federal Employes, representlng 300,000 civil service em- plpyes. This committee waj appoint ed also to take up tho" question of re tirement pensions." AGED CLERK RELIEF WAS PLEDGED IN T Definite steps are today being taken toward the presentation to Congress , of a bill providing for the retirement I er superannuated Federal employes. At a meeting of the executive coun-, ell of the National Federation of Fed cral Employes at the American Feder itlon of Labor building Friday night, attended by members of Congress as well as representatives from every branch of the Federal civil sen Ice. a committee was appointed at the sug gestlou of Congressman Kdward Keating of Colorado, with Samuel Gompers at Its head, to wait upon I'resldent Wilson In an endeavor ato enlist his support In the, enactment of retirement legislation as soon aa jssible. TURKS SEND AMERICANS OUT OF JERUSALEM LONDON. Dec 9.--.. report from. British army headquarters In Palestine states that all American citizens in Jerusalem hae been remoed to the south and east Last fall tho American Government brought from I'alestlne 1 Jews, chiefly wHes and children of men naturalised In the United States. They reported that about COO others had been left be hlmL JAPAN TO DECIDE PART SHE WILL TAKE IN WAR TOKYO, Dec. 0. Japan is to de cide her own policy aa to supplying of troop. and ships In the great war according to official anuouacement Japan It was stated, has not been uL,.t lit tlm IMriH internlllpfl (.infer ence to dispatch troops or furnish I tonnage for use In the Atlantic ocean. I FINAL EDITION ' l PRICE TWO CENTS. Landing of Launch With Six Additional Survivors Gives Hope to Navy Department Officials. Sbtty-four members of thfe crsw of the United States destroyer Jacob Jones, sank by a submarine in Eu ropean waters, are still missing to day. The Navy Department has receiTed so farther communications in -regard to the disaster since the report early this morning that six addi tional survivors, including Lieut. Comdr. D. Worth Bagley, had land ed in a power launch on the Sdlly Islands. Tha landing of these sorvivors gives renewed, hope that the ship did not sink quickly and that others have been saved. , , admiral K,m niws xrom Admiral bims. D. C- Mem MlssUsr. Among l hose still missing are two Washington men, Lieut. Stanton Kotk and Chief-Electrician Clifford V. Ee Forest. Tbe six men who landed safely last night, the Navy Department an nounced, were Lieut. Comdr. D. Worth Bagley. Lieut. Norman Scott, Chief Boatswains. Mate Clarence Aicunae. Electrician Lawrence IV. Kelly, Cox- swain Ben Nunnery, and First Class Fireman Joseph Korxenlecky. Thla list, is In addition to the thirty-seven who were ' reported saved when the tint news of the disaster was n- nounced. Of the crew of 101 men and six of fleers, forty-three have now been, rei ported safe Naval officials today assumed, lacki ing details In the report of the ax-i tlon, that the destroyer had either stumbled upon a submarine and -was struck by & lucky shot, or waa stir prised at night while on patrol duty: Tbe watch maintained by the crews of destroyers In the war xone. Is notably keen, which renders the lat ter explanation Improbable. Owe Urea Te Rafts. Some of the survivors of the Jacob Jones undoubtedly owe their lives to the navy provision of life rafts for destroyers. These are lashed on deck In such a manner that they release '--.omS declare thlt destroyers cannot carry enout:h lifeboats for their full corn plement of of fleers and crew without . . ...I.t. .(.& 4 a n. 11..! mini inierienu ".. .. . - and torpedo tubes. The terse message of Admiral Sims, announcing the disaster, gave no In timation as' to where or how the 'at tack was made. It Is believed, how ever, that the ship was between 4CO and 500 miles from shore. What other essels we're in the Immediate vlcln lt Is not known, but Admiral Sims' report shows there were at least two. One vessel rescued thirty men and an other seven. That every possible step is being taken to find additional survivors is certain Both the American forcea and British patrol boats are un doubtedly searching the seas today for men In boats or on rafts. A pa trol of the nearby coast line Is also surely being maintained Hope For Jllsslns; Revived. Hope for the safety of those mem bers of the crew of the Jacob Jonea not yet reported rescued Is revived by the brief annuneement of Admiral Sinn that Lieutenant Commander Bagley and several other officers of the destroer landed in the Scllly Is lands In the power launch of the Jacob Jones. The report, which reached Wash ington early this morn(ng. indicates that the destroyer did not sink almost Immediately after the explosion, as was supposed from the first reports stating that a number of survivors had been picked up clinging to the vessel's life rafts. The report about the rafts gave rise to the belief that the destroyer sank so quickly that there was no time to launch the life boats Ship Hid Aet Slab Qulekly. The new reports show that consid-. rrable time must have elapsed be- tw n the actual torpedoing and Ihe sinking of the Jacob Jonasv the 3l m f S I l I iT ''ahsL: 3lU.U,S.W -.. kJJU. A, U ..-JlSfc...., -- -sGA - - A-V"SJ.