THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SUNDAY: JANITAKY e; 1918.
ARRESTED AS SPY
NEW HOUSE BILL
The move for a minister of muni
tions has spread from the Senate to
the House. Congressman -vVIllIam P.
Borland of Missouri (Democrat) has
announced, that by agreement with
Senator Chamberlain he will intro
duce a bill tomorrow calling for the
new member in the President's Cabi
net. Like the Oregon Senator, he is rn
unquestioned friend of the Adminis
tration. His action means. Capttil
observers believe, that President WI'
son now faces the necessity of ex
pressing his frank opinion of the con
duct of the war up to date.
Borland occupies in the Houae a.
position of only slightly less impor
tance than Chairman Chamberlain
in the Senate. He Is chairman of the
John D., Jr., Can't Get
Coal to Heat House;
Moves Up to Father's
NEW YORK, Jan. C. Because
of his inability to secure coal to
heat his home at 10 West Fifty
fourth street. John D. Rocke
feller. Jr., and his family have
moved up to his father's home,
Pocantico Hills, near Tarrytown,
sub-committee of the Appropriations
Committee, which passes on all mili
$161,670 FOUND IN
PETROCIRAD. Jan. C. An account
totaling 317,000 rubles (approximately
$101,070) has been found in one. bank
under the name of Former Treraler
A. F. Kerensky.
fhis Red Tag Sale
$9.90 to $19.90
Just About Half Price
" $5.00 to $15.00 Reductions
$7.90 to $1 2.90
Values $9.90 to $20.00
$2.90 to $5.90
Entire Stock Reduced
59c to $5.00
All h Off Former Prices
24 io 30
69c1Empire Corsets. 33c
736 7th St. N. W.
The Washington police today Joined
the forces of Paris and London, who
are waging a "silent" war against the
secret acents of the German govern
ment operating in the three most im
portant allied capitals.
In a special order Issued to "Wash
ington police last night Major Ray
mond Pullman, superintendent of po
lice, ordered his men to observe every
suspicious person and to report Im
mediately any suspected activity of
"It is better to talk too little than
too much, and do not forget that
secrecy mean safety," is included In
Major Pullman's directions to his men.
Although it Is not believed that
there are many Germans here braving
the strong law of the President's
proclamation. Major Pullman believes
that enemy agents or friends of enemy
agents may exist here. The order
"Do not trust any one whom you
do not know.
"Do not forget that enemy agents or
friends of enemy agents will attempt
to draw from you In ons way or
another Information for direct or in
direct use by the German government.
"Do not forget that enemy spies or
agents seldom advertise themselves.
The most polite stranger or a casual
acquaintance who may offer you a
cigar or have you lunch with him may
be the one who is engaged In enemy
activity of one kind or avthsr.
Do Not Argue.
"Do not let any cne either friend or
stranger draw you into arguments or
entrap you Into giving Information
bearing in any maner on the activity
of the military forces of the United
"Do not discuss with any cne about
what you have done or what you are
going to do, not even with your best
friends or members of your family. Im
portant Information sometimes leaks
out through so-called 'confldental'
conversation, with your friends or ac
quaintances who talk 'confldentally to
others and finally the Information
may get to an enemy of the Govern
ment. "Do not forget that the Police De
partment and Government Investigat
ing services desire to secure all pos
sible Information on the activity of
enemy agents and spies operating In
this country and to bring them to
"Do not forget to report to your
superior officers at once any person
who tries to get Information from
you or from anyone else In your
"Do not fall to observe all sus
picious persons. Report any suspect
ed activity of the enemy.
"Do not forget that your want of
care may help the enemy, and lead to
the loss of American lives.
"Do not forget that It la better to
talk too little than too much."
AT CAMP LEWIS
CAMP LEWIS, "Wash.. Dec. 6. Sus
pected of being a spy, Thomas Hel
muth RItter, sergeant-major to the
division A adjutant, and holding the
highest noncommissioned rank In the
entire ninety-first division, Is in th?
county Jail at Tacoma.
RItter Is held in connection with
the disappearance of Important Gov
ernment documents. He Is suspected
of having divulged military Informa
tion. He is held awaiting telegraphic
Instructions from Washington. Ritter
formerly was stationed with the Four
teenth Infantry at Fort Lawton,
RItter has been under arrest slnc
November 12. Military authortles
withheld news of his arrest until to
day. Ritter Is twenty-three years old. He
was born and educated In Germany,
and Is the son of aquartermaster gen
eral of the German army. A brother
also Is In the service of the Kaiser.
His mother lives In Germany.
Going to German Southwest Africa
In 1011 he served In a German artil
lery organization there, and In 1013
he returned to Germany, coming to
the United States in the spring of 1014
by way of France.
Upon arrival In New York he hur
ried to Chicago and there took out
his first citizenship papers before en
listing In the American army and be
ing sent to the Philippines. While in
the Islands he Is alleged to have been
on Intimate terms with the consul
general for Germany at Manila.
In 1913, from some unknown source,
he came Into possession of a. large
amount of money, and purchasing his
! discharge he returned to the United
states, ursi &iircii;iiufi kucuuuu ai
Spending money right and left and
dressed In the latest fashion, he made
many acquaintances, to whom he
stated that he was being "taken care
of by the uerroan' consul general,
Franz Bopp." Shortly afterward he
Joined the Fourteenth United States
When the National army was organ
ized, he was assigned to Camp Lewis,
where, because of bis knowledge or
military procedure and ability, he be
came regimental sergeant-major.
In the office of the division adju
tant at division headquarters, he had
complete charge of the distribution of
all correspondence which passed
through that office.
PERKINS TO SUCCEED
MURPHY IN RED CROSS
The announcement has been made
that Major James H. Perkins, vire
president of the National City Bank
of New Tork and now In France with
the American Red Cross commission,
will Immediately take up direction of
the commission's work and relieve
Major Grayson M. P. Murphy.
Major Murphy Is to Join General
Pershing's expeditionary forces.
"COLDER MONDAY," FORECAST.
The "warm" weather today Is only
temporary, according to the Weather
Hurt-Hi:, and colder weather Is prom
ise'! for tomorrow.
The forecast today was as follows:
"Snow or rain and warmer Sunday.
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Even though this world war is
draining our pockets, we are In bet
ter financial condition than we were
I In 1012.
In 1012 there was $3,308,883,024 in
'circulation in the United States, mak
ing $34.42 per capita.
Today every man, woman, and
child is estimated as having MS. 7(1,
there being a currency circulation of
IS.120,424.000. This is an increase of
, 20 per cent over 1012.
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The States haye the right to de
cide the question of Woman Suf
frage. In passing the Federal
Suffrage Amendment, the Congress
will recognize this right just as it
did when it voted favorably upon
the Federal Prohibition Amend
ment. In that case Congress did not
impose Prohibition upon every
State. It merely gave each State
the opportunity to decide the ques
tion for itself.
Hon. E. Y. Webb, of North Caro
lina, sponsor for the Prohibition
Amendment, made that clear when,
answering the States Rights objec
tion for Prohibition, he answered
it for woman suffrage.
"Are you afraid to trust your
States?" asks Mr. Webb.
A Sovereign Right
"There is no question of States
Rights in this proposition. It is the
right of the States to have the op
portunity to determine whether or
not they shall vote to amend the
Constitution. That is a sovereign
right of which they should .not be
Regard that right in voting on
the Woman's Suffrage Amendment,
Let each State have the oppor
tunity to amend the Federal Con
stitution if it wants to amend it.
Trust the States !
National American Woman Suffrage Association
National Headquarters, 1626 Rhode Island. Avenue
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