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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY: MARCH T 1918.
Russians Conscripted by Germans to Fight Allies on the Western Front
SETS iff NEW
(Continued from First Page.)
Harbin, Manchuria. It la considered
probable that the Lvoff government
'lima seized railroad property aa far
west as possible In order to prevent
transmission by the Bolshevlkl of the
S50.000.000 worth of property seised
FRANCIS ASKS NORSE
ENVOY TO CARE FOR
J"ETROGRAD, March BAmerican
.ambassador Francis, wiring from
Vologda to tha Norwegian envoy here,
urged tha latter to afford every pro
lection to Americana In Petrograd.
According to tha commissariat of
foreign affairs. Francis and his staff
hare left Vologda, for Perm (capital
of tha province of that name, 650
miles east of Volorda and less than
300 miles from the Siberian border.)
Desplta tha signing of peace with
Germany, the Russian government Is
removing valuebles from the capi
tal. The foreign office la moving to
Nljnl-Novgorod (capital of the prov
ince of that same. 375 miles east
of Moscow). 'Women, children, seed
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Kate Richards O'Hare
The "Dangerous Woman"
Will delrrer an address on
"The Future of Socialism"
1012 9th St. N. W.
Sentenced to five years Im
prisonment for alleged state
ments prejudicial to recruit
ing. Declares she is not guilty.
Case going to U. S. Supreme
Court. Auspices Kate Rich
ards O'Hare Defense League.
Penny Ante " i By Jean Knott
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persons and Invalids continue their
Commissaries B o n c h brujezltch.
Schutko, and Proschlan have been
named a defensive triumvirate.
ROUMArJIA WILL LOSE
5,000 MILES OF HER LAND
BY PEACE AGREEMENT
AMSTERDAM, March 7. That Ger
many plans to occupy Odessa, the
chief Ukrainian port on the Black
sea, waa revealed today by the terms
of the preliminary peace agreement
effected between the central powers
One of the terms of the treaty was
that Roumanla shall give all neces
sary aid to the central powers In
transporting troops through MoldavlE
and Bessarabia to Odessa.
Loses 5,000 Miles.
Roumanla emerged from the war
with a loss of between 4,000 and 8,000
square miles of territory and minus
all her coast on the Black sea. Rou
manla will still have an outlet to the
sea through the Danube, but according-
to the treaty the Danube delta
will be under control of Bulgaria.
The war proved disastrous for
Ferdinand's kingdom. Roumanla de.
clared war on August -'. 1918. but
was betrayed by Russia, and by the
middle of October the Roumsnian
army was in flight before the hordes
of von Mackensen.
Terras of Agreement.
Following are the terms of the pre
"1. Roumanla cedes to the centrsl
allied powers Dobrudja as far as the
"2. The powers of the quadruple
alliance will provide and maintain a
trade route for Roumanla by way of
Constsnza to the Black sea.
"3. The frontier rectifications de
manded by Austria-Hungary on the
frontier between Austria-Hungary
and Roumanla are accepted in prin
ciple by Roumanla.
"i. Economic measures correspond
ing to the situation are conceded In
"B. The Roumanian government un
dertakes to demobilize immediately at
least eight divisions of the Roumanla
army. Control of the demobilization
will be undertaken Jointly by tha up
per command of Field Marshal von
Mackensen'a army group and the
Roumanian chief army command. As
soon as peace Is restored between
Russia and Roumanla the remain
ing parts of the Roumanian army also
will be demobilized In so far a"s they
are not required for security service
on the Russo-Roumanlan frontier.
Troops To Be Recalled.
"fl. The Roumanian troops are to
evacute immediately the territory of
the Austro-Hungarlan monarchy oc
cupied by them.
"7. The Roumanian government
undertakes to support with all its
strength the transport of troops of
the central powers through Moldavia
and Bessarabia to Odessa.
"8. Roumanla undertakes Immedi
ately to dismiss the officers of the
powers who are at war with the
quadruple alliance still In the Rou
msnian service. The safe conduct of
these officers is assured by thequad
ruple alliance. This treaty enters
into operation immediately."
An official German statement on
Tuesday night said that Roumanla
Ifad accepted the conditions of the
Germans for an armistice. Appar
ently the signing of a preliminary
treaty followed almost immediately.
ASKS NAVY INCREASE.
Congress has been asked by Secre
tary of the Navy Daniels to author
ize an Increase In the navy personnel
to 350.000 men. Of the 50.000 Increase J
asked. 20,000 are Tor the marines, and
30,000 are seamen.
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General Pershing has reported to
the War Department the following
KILLED I.V ACTIO.
Private Dyer J. Bird, nichwsxd,
Ohio. March 1.
Private Eton Carbtr, TVhlte
Oak, Ark., March 1.
Private Ellery A. Cklsm, Pefer
shara, Mus, February JO.
Private Frank AValcsak, Joliet,
III.. February 23.
Private Wagoner Charles Cav
anausfa, Medford, Mass., March 3.
Corp. Alpbonsns C. McCarthy,
Framlngham, Mass., February SI.
Private Ralph C. Wheeler, Gll
aora, X. IL, February 28.
Corp. William Carse, Vancouver,
B. C February 2C
Private John Hitch, East St.
Loots. I1U March 1.
Private Leroy Piekens, Rock
dale, Tex Si are h 4.
Private Harry Zody, Xetv Yerk
elty, Fehruary 28.
Private John Arda, Chelsea.
Jfsss February 30.
Charles Scolare, Detroit, March
Private James J. Collins, Gads
den. Ala., February 26.
Private Eocene D. Dentseh, Frew
see, Minn., March 4.
Private Alfred J. Gratton, Bea
nlngton, "V't., March 3.
' Irlvate Ilolf I.. Chrlstlanssat.
neadlng, Mass., Mareh 3.
Private Herman Gustafsea,
Proetor, Vt Febroary 2T.
PrlTate Charles S. Gordon, Cen
tervllle, Iowa, March 2.
PrlTate George Logan, Cleve
land. Tens, March 3.
Private Axel Ahl, Chicago,
31 arch 1.
Sergt. Forest Watson, lCentsa,
Ohio, March 3.
DEAD FH03I DISEASE.
Srrgt. Harry Harper, San Ra
fael, Cal., pneumonia.
Prlrae C Cox, Eminence, Ky.,
I'll rate Xorman X. MaeerilHs,
'Wlnslovr, Me., scarlet fever.
SPARE TO TRAIN
CHANDLER MAY RUN
FOR N.Y. GOVERNOR
Representative Walter M. Chandler,
of New York city, may be a candidate
for the Republican nomination for
governo' agaln.it Governor Whitman.
He said that he Is being urged to
make the rare, but that he had not
definitely decided to announce his candidacy.
By DAVID LA'WRENCE.
(Continued frora First Page.)
peace treaty Is signed, and that tho
subject of war and preparation for
It can be safely forgotten because the
futility of mlUtarlsm will bava baen
demonstrated. To argue with the
masses of the people that when the
present war Is over, preparation must
be begun for another war Is viewed
here as particularly unwise.
To decide the question of after-the-war
military training before the
outcome of the war Is determined Is
regarded as unnecessary and super
fluous. There will be ample time to
frame a military policy after the
neace treaty la signed, fir no one In
the Government here seriously be
lieves any of the powerful nations of
the globe will be ready for another
war for many years arter tne pres
ent conflict has been ended. As for
the alleged menace of Japan, which
Ihe advocates of military training
are constantly preaching, the expec
tation here is thst Japan will Join
the league of nations and abide by
the agreements niado. Just as she has
faithfully kept her pledges of the
Japan's statesmen have in recent
years seen the wisdom of playing a
large policy In company witn ireai
Britain and France, and they are
seeking constantly to promote good
relations with the United states, as
the Lanslng-Ishil agreement Indicates.
To urge universal military train
ing only as a preparation against
possible trouble with Japan Is consid
ered by opponents of such legisla
tion, particularly members of the
House committee, with whom I have
discussed the matter, as very danger
ous to good relations. America Is
fighting to make the world safe for
democracy, which means safety from
every military menace, so that large
standing armlea will be demobilised
and the enforced training of the na
tion's youth to think In military terms
shall no longer be necessary.
TO FIGHT GRAFT
(Continued from First Page.)
mobile company Just as soon as word
waa received there from Washington
of tha arrest of GodsoL
When the, New York raiders enter
ed the offloss they found only Miss
Zelda April, a stenographer, and a
messenger. The company's suite of
rooms waa sumptuously furnished.
Thera waa no business being done
and none of tho officers were present.
Letter files and desks were all
found to have been securely locked,
but the essential furniture waa piled
Into a van and, with the employes,
was taken to the attorney general's
Claim tOJOOOflOO Collected.
There tho young woman and the
man were examined and ordered to
The New York officials said that
l.f.n.llit. .ntl.Kf.jl K.. (ham hr
showed that Oodsol had received com
missions amounting to su.wu.uvu on a
b. 'Is of from 'A to 33 per cent.
it waa aiso saia oy tne .new ior.
I....H.,lnM that th ffr.llcli mrtrB.
ment la expected to bring charges
against Oodsol's associates in Paris.
Ever since Oodsol left New York
V.ti..aat tVit- Palm TtB(Yi atPSTltA
of the Now York attorney Keneral'a
ornce nav oeen sauowinr uim. "
ten a story ox znucn gayoiy ana wuu
sk -. tie a nw lirianl anrl hta TV if A.
Godsol's wife waa Constance Ellse de
vere. Tliey were marriea luoacmj
and auietly In Newark, N. J., last De-
Mt nave Sasneeted.
Whether or not Godsol suspected that
he waa being ahadowed Is not known,
but If so he did not allow the fact to
Interfere with his pleaaure at the
Florida resort. He quit a 20 a day
suite In the Hotel Vanderbllt, In New
York to go to the Hotel Jloyal Poln
clana, at Palm Beach. There ho
laughed while he whlled away thou
sands of dollars on the roulette table
and entertained magnificently.
He Is sold to have lost 110.000 In a
single night at roulette.
Godsol waa engaged in the general
merchandise business In Paris when
tho war started. He entered the army
as a private In the Infantry, but fin
ally appeared In the much-desired
post of chauffeur to one r; xr""
Godsol then decided to take up the
..i& Ae mtn tnirlfi and the first
negotiations were made for the Fiat
Automobile company or lunn. im.j.
With the aid of W. F. Hlgglna. Godsol
..M KfWi aiifnmMittai trucks to the
French government. Godsol told the
. .. ...1 t.n. t.A
New lorK attorney euiioi .o.. ....
French government knew he was act
ing as Intermediary for the automo
The other companies uoasoi rep
resented were the Jeffery Motor Com--,.
nt Mnline. Wis.: Yelle Motor
Company of Mollne. 111.; the Knnti
Motors Corporation, tne jtepuonc
Motor Truck Company, the Walter
ifAtA. rnilr rVimoanv and the
Pleroe-Arrow Motor Company.
i.ui..i -.mntiaf lr-kllv denied tne re
ports this afternoon that he waa en
gaged In the diamond business with
his brother in this country- Ho aald
his brother, Louis it. uoasoi. is now
in South America. Whether his
brother waa ever engaged in the dia
mond bustaess Godsol did not know.
"I was never In business In this
country with my brother." he said.
"I have not seen him in eight or
ten years. For seventeen years I
waa not In America until March, 1017.
The report that my brother and 1
operated a diamond business in this
and other countries is not true."
BILL PASSED BY
NICKEL FARE PLAN
By BILL FIUCC.
The street railways of Washing
ton ara some distance from obtaining
a straight 0-cent fare In this city.
Judging from tho lay of the ground
around where the Public Utilities
Commission of this elty holds forth.
Tho "Up" given by officials or tne
Capital Traction Company to tho
commute or employes asking zor
Increased wages that If Increases are
granted tha company will be com
pelled to seek a C-eent cash fare, In
stead of six 'tickets tor 25 cents, bears
out repeated statement In. these col
umns that the railway companies are
preparing to ask for Increased fare
Capital Traction official claim that
if they are compelled to. pay the in
creased wages' which the District
Commissioners are likely to give, aa
arbitrator between employer ana
emnlove. the total outlay wlll.be so
large they will not ba able to pay
fair dividends t6 'their stockholders
unlesa their revenues are to bo Increased-by
Tha "Wreco'J pcoplo are awaiting
the outcome 'Df"tho Capital Traction
dispute. They have.no .union of em
ployes to deal with on their lines,
but they will be compelled to pay
practically tha same wages tor an
other year that tho Capital Traction
will have to pay. So ther Is substan
tially no doubt that both companies
will soon be holding- out their hands
for more revenue.
Must TJave. the Facta First.
The difference between asking and
o-ettlne- Is sometimes very wide. In
tho first place, the Utilities Commis
sion will not be disposed to listen to
applications for straight S-eent fares
until the traction companies have
given & trial to operations under In
creased wages to the car men. That
Is, the companies will have to demon
strate by actual figures that they are
unable to operate without serious loss
before they can obtain a solid foun
dation to go before tho commission.
The second obstacle to anything
like an early raising of car fares In
Washington is that the Utilities Com
mission has never completed the val
uations of the two street railway
companies, although It expects soon
to resume hearings to bring these val
uations to completion. This work
will not be completed Inside, of two
or three months. The consls'tent at
titude of the commission Is that valu
ations must be made before applica
tions for Increased rates are given
Last year the Washington Railway
and Electric Company, 'which owns
the Potomac Electric Light Company,
and obtains large dividends from Its
investment, paid the regular 0 per
cent upon preferred stock: and began
tha year by paying T per- cent on- tho
common stock. Its losses; Xrom'the
strike of a year ago "were so large,
however, that toward the close of last
year It lopped off 2 per cent on tha
common dividend, and. li ao paying
5 per cent on that.
Capital Traction for msny .years
paid a per 'cent on Its itoclr, -which
was of the gilt-edge variety fn the
financial world. Because of expendi
tures for keeping up its roadbed the
company In 1016 paid only B per cent.
It retained this regular dividend In
1917, but did so well financially that.
In the fall the stockholders were al
lotted an extra dividend of 1 par
cent, making a total for last year
The Capital Traction flourished
throughout tho year, earning a neat
surplus. The "Wreco" waa hit hard
by conditions' during tha strike and
following, but Its own earnings and
tho dividends from "Pepco" prevented
Immediate loss to the atackhaldera
except the 2 per cent lopped off com
mon, which a few years ago paid no
dlridenda at all.
No Big War Dividends.
It can be definitely stated right
at this point that the Public Utilities
Commission will not sanction large
dlvidenda while tha war continues. It
has determined that. In connection
I with rata hearings already held and
.lu uucitwiioa at uiaso 10 come, ine
corporations will have to make fi
nancial sacrifices during the war the
same aa the public
The position taken by tha com
mission In the "Pepco" case waa that
a public utility should bo allowed
rates sufficient to earn about 8 per
cent on Its valuation. The war waa
on when this decision waa rendered,
but It Is known that the commission
now does not feel that so largo a re
turn should be permitted. Its. forth
coming decisions will reveal Its posi
tion that the public and the corpora
tions must each bear part of the war
burden, with the corporations com
pelled to part with prospects of tha
fat dividends of fornrer years.
Public service commissions in sev
eral States have permitted Increased
farea because of representations that
the railway lines could not operate
without them. The Massachusetts
commission permitted an Increase of
from cents to 6 cents on lines of
tho Bay State Street Railway, serving
about ninety towns and cities. "
It la significant, though, that sowar
thera has been a falling off Is the
receipts of the companies aa com
pared with operations under 9 cent
fares. People were accustomed to
that unit. They did not like the In
crease. Those who willingly paid S
cents for a short ride began walking.
Senator Myera of Montana Intro
duced a bill In the Senate this after
noon to amend the Constitution Of
the United States t& fix the terms of
Supreme Court Justices "during good
behavior" and of all Justices of lower
Federal oourts to six years.
The bill was referred to the Com
mittee on Judiciary.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md March 7. The
Washington suburban sanitary com
mission's bill authorizing extension
f ni.trlrt of Columbia water and
sewers to Maryland territory adja
cent to Washington, and Incorporating
the ninety-five square miles of terri
tory affected as a sanitary district.
passed the house of delegates yester
day, and has gone to the Senate.
Only one Important amendment was
Mki.v waa.,iam that th. hand
mavav w,t.u tcHwito v-. - --
Issues by the Washington suburban
sanitary commission shall be approved
.1 ..t.1L ..rjIa. .nmmliilAn nt
Maryland and limiting the amount of
such Issues to 10 per cent of the as
sessable property In the sanitary dis
trict. , , '
The bill will have no opposition In
the Senate, and Its paseage there Is
predicted aa a matter of form.
LAW REGRETS ALLIES
CAN'T AID ROMANIA
LONDON. March 7. Chancellor of
the Exchequer Bonar Law, epeaklng
In the House of Commons today, ex
pressed regret thot the allies are un
able to assist Roumanla.
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tories In Mesopotamia have an 1m
mense moral and military value. He
said the central powers are unable
to help Turkey
-the national need
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MAN, GETS CAPTAINCY
Ralph Smith. Indexer of the Con
gresslonaltrtecord. and a well-known
newspaper men, for years Washing
ton correspondent of the Atlanta
Journal, has been appointed captain
In the quartermaster corps
He has been assigned to duty In the
supply and equipment division.
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