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Today A King's Plaything. Amusing, But Dangerous. The Kaiser Is Busy. The father of Frederick the Great said to the tutor of his sons "Always teach the young princes that a kill? gets his glory and in terest in life only from the sword," or words to that effect. In peace life is rather dull for an "All Highest," but in war every moment is of blissful importance until the time comes to wake up. Consider the Kaiser, see how busy he is. Erery day like a PrussianHttle Jack Horner" he telegraphs to the Empress praise of himself, say ing, "See what a good boy am I." He sends to Hlndenburg the Iron cross with the gold rays plain iron sot quite good enough. He appoints his oldest son chief of the Grenadiers, adding modestly, "The brave and war-proved regi ment will always be worthy of its princely chief." His fourth son, August Wilhelm, he makes prefect at Pottsdam training him for a "vice regal post in Lithuania or Cow-land." Ho has picked out kingdoms and principalities for all his boys at the expense of other nations. No use blaming him. He has been taught all Jils life what Frederick was taught by his father, that princes should help themselves. carving with the sword what they J neea out or otter people s pockets. The Kaiser telegraphs the Krupps praising the gun that shoots seventy miles, sending "my imperial thanks for this achieve ment of German science and labor" the proud achievement being a machine that kills, seventy miles away, children that have not harmed the owner of the gun. Having congratulated the makers of the perfected murder machine the Kaiser tells von Ludendorff that he is grieved by the sorrows of others and "has been deeply depressed by the ter rible devastation." He adds, "How glad we should be that our country has been spared such terrible things." If the energy of the United States could be expressed, as it should be, in flying machines drop ping dynamite, the Kaiser would change that particular tune. Yon read of great crowds sing ing in the Berlin streets, celebrat ing Prussian victory. Ten thousand flying machines over tneir neaos would make them celebrate in the cellars, and give the Kaiser a chance to do soma grievisg-athome. ,- Let us still hope that the -flying -machines wfllTe made SOME day; and the devastation that touches the Kaiser's heart carried intop Prussia. The country is slow, but it is not absolutely petrified and will prob ably do something soma time. Very gay while it lasts is the life of a Kaiser, once the sword is drawn and dripping with blood. Dynamite explodes, bullets whistle, but the sacred person handing out iron crosses and platitudes is at a safe distance. He and his family are well fed, unhurt No wonder they think Frederick the Great's father a wise old man who said that the sword is the king's only satisfac tory plaything. For the rest of the world 0"t side of the Prussian blood puddle there is no goort news. The sinkings by submarines are worse than ever. The allies still fall back their marvelous courage is the one bright spot. Very Inspiring is the calmness and courage of tie French, led by the old fighter, Clemenceau, Victor Hugo said when Napoleon j 11 appeared in tne nat of the real Napoleon, "It's the same hat. but not the same head." The PYench know that the Hoh enzollern they are dealing with has the same name as the great Fred erick but It Isn't the same head. Clemenceau says contemptuous ly of tho Kaiser's seventy-mile can non, "It's a political cannon." And bo It Is, Intended to frighten France with the wonderful things that Ger many can do. The Kaiser complains of the "obstinate English" that refuse to admit defeat when he has defeated them theoretically He complains Ida nf thth nhcflniifii EVamM. "tl&,a I whlfj " as he nretlllv nut If Thnu same Frenchmen, at this moment, are driving bayonets Into Prussians that will never again see Trussla, and with an energy that indicates - a few remaining -ed corpuscles. The sword IS a very amusing plaything for a king. A razor may be as amosing plaything for a child, but it u dangerous. Let the All Hiphest, who calls God his partner -n murder, and the Crown Prbiea, who so anx iously waited "or the day," enjoy themselvet while they may. German in the, long run will take care of them. They are starving children, killing and maiming -ifllains of men. They v. ill pay the bill, for God is not a I rusilan, and justice does exist . The ncTfs fnrr Jru m the west front is Dleas it Prussian news just now. tf tee day is not lar dis tant wh. l tfce surviving Hohen zollerns illbe working for a liv ipg, not jUawg with the sword. BRITISH AND WEATHER: Fair today and prob ably toraorrowi Httlo tem perature cbana-e. Tem perature at 8 a. m 3S average temperatnre for March 29 (or Iat tatrtr yean, 46 degrees. NUMBER 10.482. PERSHING URGES FOCH TO PUT ALL AMERICANS IN THE BATTLE LINE PARIS, March 29 General Pershing in a conference with French officials at the front yesterday asked in his own and his country's name that the .entire American forces in France be engaged in the present battle, the war office announced position of Clemenceau and General Petain L mmm PILING UP By DAVID LAWRENCE. (CoprrtsM. 1IU, bjr New Tort Etmuut Port Company.) Whenever something goes wrong with the war machine, inevitably the critics assail the executive branches of the Government. Somebody is a pacifist or hasn't his heart in the war or is temperamentally unfit or hasn't been a Republican or a Dem ocrat or a business man or some thing else. Congress is such a complicated and so often an invisible affair that the Senate and House can go along wasting their time on irrelevant matters at the expense of urgently needed legislation without much be ing said about it. No One Responsible. Moreover there Is no particular per son to hold responsible, therefore no one is held responsible. But the neglect of Important lesis latlon In the last few weeks Is on of the most depressing thing's about the ability of our democracy to com pete with the smooth working- ma chinery ok our enemies. Most people Imagine, for Instance, that when the Attorney General asked fdr legislation three months ago to punish female spies for the female of the species is more deadly than the mals that Congress would, of course, not hesitate to grant the re. quest. But the bills are still pending and even If a woman spy were caught she could not be given sever punishment. Dills Still Fending. Most people hnagine when the ex ecutive branch of the Government ap peals to Congress to glre it suffic ient law to punish pro-Germans en gaged in insidious efforts to Interfere with the sale of Liberty Bonds that of cours such legislation would be promptly passed. But bills amend ing the esplonagt act to cover such cases are still pending. And the Liberty Loan campaign opens on April 6th. The request was made in January. Most people Imagine that If a man nut Kntnka na a ,.! a a FG1SLATI0N HUM carWTnr Am. !c bv." tT'yeaw old. Some time ago he Joined and he Is caught doing this that of n,uunoura on i-age z, column 6.) I YESTERDAY GAINED 10,282 Lines of Advertising (37 Cola.) Over the Corresponding Day (March 29) Last Year. fflre 'Itotaflfon Wm IRBfty today. Pershing said the French. He made his request of General Foch, while Premier Washington. Flyer Killed in Ita,ly Fhsts by Harris Ewlnr. LIEUT. MARCUS JORDAN. His death, 'after an airplane accident in Italy, has been reported to his brother here. LIEUTJORDAN, OF D. C, DEAD IN ITALY FogRlo, Italy. Eldrldge Jordan, Washington. Tour brother. Second Lieut. Marcus Jordan, died this morn ing, March 27, from wounds con tracted in an aeroplane accident. He lived two days, displaying wonderful nerve. Condition re quired burial here. Great loss to his country. extend my deep sympathy. Details will follow by letUr. FROST. Commanding. This was the cablegram received today by Kldrldge E. Jordan, well- known banker, of Washington, an nouncing the death In Italy of his younger brother, Lieut. Marcus A. Jordan. Toung Jordan was twenty-three tha Canadian flying corps, and later (Continued on rage ., uoiumn -i.j EDGAR D. SHAW. Publisher. IffijBPMaaaaaaaaaaaWBLHaaaaB aHaaSaSsi?l a SSSSSSSffFnL FRENCH REPORT SLIGHT WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 29, 1918. WITHDRAWAL 0FBR1TISHWAS PREARRANGED. BELL REVEALS Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, com mander of the Seventy-seventh Di vision of the national army, just back from France, told the Senate Military Affairs Committee today the British withdrawal in the face of the German drive was prear ranged. "You may have heard that the withdrawal of the British was pre arranged," said General Bell. "That is true. I knew in a general way something about their plans which I learned confidentially while I was abroad." The general stated there was no objection to the publication of his statement because the plans had al ready been carried out British Prepared. Tou may have seen that General Ludendorff said that It took two months to prepare for tho drive," said General Bell. "It took longer. There seems to be an Impression that the British were partially Ignorant of what was going on. That is not true. I personally knew that the British made tho best preparation possible." General Bell described his obser vation In much detail He told the committee that General Pershing- has established schools to train American officers In the scientific method of warfare worked out by the British and French. The utilization of scien tific methods worked out In the past three years necessitated the forma tion of many new organizations of special troops, ho said. That the allies, by reason of their knowledge of German plans and preparations to meet them, had whipped the Teutons before the west drive began, was the declaration of Maj. Oen. J. Franklin Hell, to the Senate Military Committee. The allied withdrawal was based, he said, upon complete familiarity with every step of the German prep aration for the offensive. "I knew of the British plans In a general way before I left Franc," he said. He told how each side Is able now to locate enemy artillery by station ing obserevrs who listen for the sound of guns. Six of these listeners report, and their reports are combined, with the result that an aerial observer is enab'td to fly over a certain position and verify the fact that a gun or battery is located there. Forem nemoval. "Then it Is easy to force the enemy to move his guns," said General Bell. "In spite of lavish fire on these po sitions, the guns themselves are sel dom destroed." General Bell declined to state for publication whether In his opinion American officers of high command from 60 to TO years old should be on active duty abroad. "Is it not true that there are Ger man and French officers as old as this who are furnishing the brains tConllauai sn Fas 2 CeJumn 8.) the American army was entirely were, conferring with Foch. General Foch May Head Interallied Army LONDON, March 29-"Un-der the pressure of urgent war necessities it would not be sur prising if a supreme commander Via -chief were appointed for the western front with the hearty ap proval of Field Marshal Haig nd General Petain," the Daily Chronicle stated today. The appointment of a General issimo has been under considera tion for some time and it is un derstood that a decision has been hastened by the German offen sive. It is expected that the post will go to General Foch, one of the most brilliant officers in the French army. 1 LATEST WAR BULLETINS AMERICAN FLYERS IN BIG BATTLE. PARIS, March 29. The British and French successes of the last twenty-four hours have been due directly to the air men. Th'ey have remained in the air for hours at a time and have directed the guns with a precision that has excelled anything witnessed to date in the present war. American flyers are participating in this work in the Mont didier sector. MUNITIONS EXPLODE NEAR PARIS. PARIS, March 29. Many persons were wounded in the explosion of a munition depot at Laxourneuve, near St Denis, today. The damage was extensive. The explosion was heard for forty miles and the concussion shattered windows in the center of Paris. An American Y. M. C. A. ambulance corps was the first to arrive at the scene of the explosion. GERMAN RESERVES REPORTED SHORT. LONDON, March 29. In military circles here it was declared today that Germany is running short of reserves. This belief is. based on dispatches reporting that Germany is now calling her naval divisions to the front REPORT GERMANS DECEIVING SOLDIERS. LONDON, March 29. German commanders are succeeding in deceiving their troops into believing that this is the last battle of the war and that peace will follow im mediately, says a correspondent in Flanders. "FOE HELD AT ALL POINTS."-BLISS. "The enemy is being held at all points," was the dispatch from General Bliss read to the House Military Committee this morning by General March. I!" ii i. hi i mmmmmmj k'nHMnTnMnTMnTmaanV&,"Xjr :snnnnnnnnOwf:P : nnnBMBsannHnW'ki -snnnVi?W43nnnnlnmrS fnftEinnnnaKl ' aaf-?tVji-''iaaaaiaaaaaaKf l ! V fB ''''lanHnK 1 aE'nnnHnsnnHi snKiMliisnnnnnnnH 1 1 nnnrprTvlasQeHI : sLnwitr "s ?2Sas3iB fmmniMra GENERAL FOCH. HEAVY KIM ON IKRWIU i wr PARIS, Marck 2fc Nataw, ir favora tie aKe-C Heavy rafea have begsa, malrfng k riHfimfc for Germans to brag op anasaakioa ami avpptie ever tie buly cat-up fields, which are becoa&aff morasses of hhhJ. PARIS, March 29. The French are.holding firmly th territory recaptured from the enemy yesterday in the Mont didier sector, according to the official announcement issued this afternoon. In the Montdidier region, despite counter attacks, we GAINST PRICE TWO CENTS. k at the dis I hold the villages recaptured yesterday," says the state ment "We stormed and captured Lemontchel and 'repulsed counter attacks against Ples sisdenojades. "North of Montdidier the Anglo - French forces are holding the enemy on the. Avre river. Lemontchel is about two miles southwest of Mont didier. The Avre river flows westwafd through Roye and passes about three miles north of Montdidier. GROUND IS GAINED, SAYS HAIG REPORT LONDON, March 29. British forces took a 'number of prisoners and machine jrnns north of ths Somme, inflicting heavy losses -on the enemy, Field Marshal Haljr re ported today. "His frequent attacks -with great determination throughout the day (Thursday), only Rained our outpost line's after severe hand to hand flghtinsr," Haijr said. "His reserves, sent forward against battle positions, wera thrown back everywhere with losses. "Our own machine jruns, artillery, and rifles did great execution. "Our positions were maintained against strong attacks north of ths Somme yesterday afternoon and evening and we gained ground by successful counter attacks. "Heavy contiauous flgau&s t- i i , . . &in.