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W' '-"i'tt- i-p &pm c Today Poison Squad. Fighters Dying Fast. A Priaate Prays. Ari the Senate Ditto. The Doctor said to the old Duchess of Marlborough, "Your Grace must be blistered, or you will die.? Her Grace replied. "I won't be blistered, and I -won't die" and the didn't. That Is the kind of answer that the allies are giving to Old Doc . tor Kaiser. This seems to he a. hail rr for men whose profession is fighting. Died within a few weeks of each other, John L. Sullivan. Robert " Fitzsimmons, Terry McGovern, Mike Donovan, and the latest, Charley Mitchell. William Hohenzollern, please take warning. 'No "Firing Squad" in America as yet Bnt energetic, efficient Prussia seems to have inaugur ated the "Poison Squad," romantic and .interesting war development. If newspapers are not mistaken, a group' of spies, locked up, and apt to tell unpleasant truths about other soies. are systemati cally poisoned by 'German Head-ip-arters direction. First, to hire spin, and then to poison them, is' -EFFICIENCY. Madame Storch, a strange Tpung Turkish woman only twenty-three years old, with the highly international name, Sepina Davidovitch Storch, leaves Turkey at fourteen, has- "a career" in Park between fourteen and seven teen. Marries at seventeen. Comes over here at the age of twenty orie. Is locked up here in prison,. as a German spy, and mysteri ously dies. There's the first chapter in the international "Poison Squad" romance. Another woman, Madame Eliza beth Charlotte Nix, curious Ger--man non-commltUI name, alleged to be "haughty member of, an aris tocratic Junker family." is arrest- ed with Madame Storch. She also becomes suddenly, mysteriously III and goes to the hospital. And to.make It complete, "Cher ches ltomme," as you might say, the little nobleman Is not lack ing. Comte Eobert de Clalnnont Is also locked up. He Also Is mys teriously JIlf.iind Is taken to the hospital partly to cure him and partly to protect nun from other attacks.-' ? United States Government of ficials think they see In these sud den illnesses of arrested German spies' "a plot to silence forever lips that might tell unpleasant truths about tfie spy system." That sounds like Laura Jean Ubby, bnt It Is not impossible' The efficiency that shoots a hundred miles with a new gun might reach out 3,000 miles to poison and prevent unpleasant Ulli If you like what Is romantic and unusual, watch the Kaiser and his war. His Grace and Lordship the Archbishop of York, Primate of all England, with the beautiful calm face that primates can afford to have, and the gentle English voice that whisks you to Piccadilly In a second, prayed on Tuesday la the Senate of the United tates. "Were the Senators there to lis ten to this genylne Lord and Pri aate? They were. Were the Senators listening to the prayer more numerous than usual, more numerous than when some little American clergyman Primate o.f nothing in particular prays to" the Lord? Yes, they were MUCH more numerous. Did they listen carefully? They -did, Indeed, and, what Is more, when his Lordship, the Primate, wound up with "the Lord's Prayer, all the Senators Joined In, pray ing out loud with him and many of . them knew all the ttords. and didn't have to mumble as they all mumble when tbey . sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner." It was a touching scene. 'What did the Angel Gabriel write down? Did he put In his book. "The Sen ate Is religious today '"' Or did he write- "The Senators of the United States seem to be Interested in the kind, of person that prays, rather than In the Power to which the prayer Is ad dressed?" It was different, when this writer listened to z. Senate prayer. There was not a Senator on the floor, except Penrose of Pennsyl vania, standing with" hands nr-atly folded, a row of little Senate pages with their 'heads bowed standing in front of him. It look ed like some desolate Arctic scene, a powerful walrus in the back ground and in front a little row of devout penguins. "Wouldn't it pay to hire a gen uine Lord to yay in the Senate every day, get all the Senators to gether, and have them recite the Lord's Prayer? .That Is a ques tion worth referring to the Ways and Means Committee. It Is announced let us hope It Is true, not an ambitious guess that there nill be a million and a half' Americans ready to fight in Europe this year. To send so many men three thousand miles away Is creditable work for this Hepubtlc Not so many In the same space of time nfjer the war began, were sent across the Channel by England. CASUALTIES WEATHER: Rain aad colder tonight. Ttondi7 parti-- cloudy and continued col. Temperature 8 a. m, S5 avenuce for April 3 for last thirty years, 48. NUMBER 10,487. BRITISH RETAKE AYETTE FROM AMERICAN PERPLEXITY OF ELECTIONS IN WARIS SHOWN IN WISCONSIN Complications in Many Issues Involved Makes Analysis of Results in Badger State Puzzling Matter, f By DAVID LAWRENCE. (CopyrUbt, IKS. by Nsw York Evening Port Company.) Hindsight Is better than foresight In politics as well as everything else, so it is difficult to judge whether President Wilson's letter endorsing k Joseph E. .Davies for United StateKi Senator In Wisconsin belped, etwtjiRmreseauave-iLeai root. Republican, or a'dded material ly to the vote which the Democratic nominee polled as compared with previous ballots not only in the pri maries but the 1916 elections. President's Letter Unwise I Nevertheless, whatever the effect, there were plenty of people to. Wash ington. Democrats as well as Repub licans, who todsy expressed rather frankly the opinion that Mr. Wil son's letter was unwise. To be sure, their views were not altogether based on the election returns from Wis consin, butf were formed not many hours after the letter itself was made public and the reaction to It was visible. Were the Wisconsin experience not so ltall related to the conduct of dumestic politics In time of war. it would be dismissed as the success of a Republican In & Republican State which In 1016 gave Hughes a very large majority, but the introduction of the loyalty question, especially as af ficted by a man's record on the He Lmore resolution and the embargo sought bj- Germany, both of which thing Mr Lnroot supported before the war though since then he h oted with the President all this concerns eery Representative and Senator who comes up for re-election next autumn. It bears directly on uhether or not the Democrats can re tain control of the House even If President Wilson does support them individually, or collectively. Question of "tcld Teat' The President's view as expressed In his letter to Mr. Da ies was that these before-the-war utterances and acta constitute the "acid test" of loyalty Mr. Wilson presumably believes that today as much as he did when he wrote the letter, but Wisconsin voters must have concluded that Mr. Lenroot. while supporting the measures which so many of the Germans in his State wanted enacted, nevertheless, was not conscious of any action on his part detrimental to the Interest of his own country as a neutral. Mr. Len- root's explanations were accepted as sincere expression of a conviction on these subjects, and not a pro-German prejudice. What this Illustrates, therefore, to the Senators and Representatives la that no general rule or Inference can be drawn from the Wisconsin result any more than it can be assumed that every man who voted for the McLemore resolution or a German embargo is going to be defeated. In other words, there Is going to be much more scrutiny of a man's rec ord since the United States entered the war than before. And wherever the acts of the Democrat and Re publican tend to equalize each other, the personality and ability of the in dividual will count. Unquestionably Mr. Lenroot's greater experience In legislation made him a. favorite , la Wisconsin over his younger opponent, Joseph E. Davies. anse in Peace Time. Irrespective of party, people here agreed that in time of peace a race between Lenroot and Davies would bava resulted in a victory for the former. While the Democrats In the Administration therefore hoped that the effect of Mr. WHson's.Ietter would be to help Davies toJetory, private ly they never doubted tbat Mr. Len root would win. Of course, some Democratic leaders here were prompt to suggest 'that the Lenroot vote was a combination of a straight-out Re- uorbUCrrwr,vranuS' loVrf porters who wanted to take a slap at (Continued on Pace IT, Column fl.) Wm 'MmMm LATEST RETURNS OF WISCONSIN ELECTION ' Sixty-two of- Seventy-one Counties Nearly Complete: Lenroot (for war).... 111,892 Danes (for war) 105,807 Berger (for peace)... 73,006 The Republicans spent a great deal of,money in the campaign. America will strain every nerve to send men and munitions to aid In the halting of the German drive on Amiens. This was the jofficlal word coming fronfttb5whlt House rtoAey. President Wllson,hss been working prodigiously for several days laying plans with the Cabinet officers for the rushing or men and supplies to Eu rope. Last night he had the prelimi nary work completed Today President Wilson called In the members of the War Council to adopt a formal plan fgr the speeding up process. "We must strain every nerve," the President Is understood to have told them. Highly Optlmttlr. Administration circles are hlghly optimlstlc over the prospects of America's throning the eight In the balance of the world's greatest battle. President Wilson's investigations have ebcouraged him greatly, and It Is stated at the White House that the President "found greater possibilities than he thought possible." While the shipping problem has worried officials here. It was authorl tatlvely stated, today that even the great scarcity of tonnage now seems to have been partially dissipated. Re ports made to the President show that by the most careful utilization of the available tonnage American forces abroad can be greatly aug mented, and that supply ships can be furnished for them. To BeVPomlnsnt Farter. When the War Council went Into session at the White House today optimism was prevalent All mem bers declared 'that the executive ma chlnery Is now working smoothly and that the final result will show Amer loa as a dominant factor in the de clslon of the wr.( Any Increase desired In America's army no matter how great can be furnished immediately, officials of the provost marshal general's office emphaalzed today. "We have a great reservoir of prac tically 2,500.000 physically fit. class 1 men, ready to be thrown In the fight at the signing of an order," a high of ficer said toda. Officers indicated they believe an Increase In the num ber to be called this year may be an nounced soon "America would be surprised at the results of this jeer, " said one. More Draft Calls. Several more draft calls, not In cluding the mobillration of' 95,000 fighters and 4,509 special students. are Imminent. Three will be sent out this week for a large number of spe cialists. Meanwhile the great card Index of qualifications is being rushed to completion in preparation for any emergency. Nearly all the class 1 men are now Indexed and many of the deferred classes, the total today being 4,463,499. OFFICER IN DISCHARGED FOR VIOLATING DRY LAW Second Lieut. Harry A. Pllcher, 140th Infantry, has been discharged from the service following his trial by court-martial at Camp Doniphan. Port Sill, Okla It was announced to day The charges agalnat him In cluded offenses committed while he was second lieutenant of Company G Third Missouri Infantry, on guard duty at Fort Leavenworth. Kan. He had enlisted men smuggle liquor to him from Missouri In violation of the .-.... ....- ... i.... . .. ... ..-.i S "wHh 'lending "money ',o the mrn , h,, rnmDnv .. irin, ,.. 'sVf Interest. SPEED-UP PLAN BEFORE WAR COUNCIL OF U. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING. APRIL 3, 1918. AIRMEN FIGHTING BAKER ORDERS USTS OF U. S. CASUALTIES DISCONTINUED Decision Made Here As Result of Policy of Giving Out News of Operations By Field Of ficer's Exclusively. -Publication of casualty lists from the War Department was stopped to day, the direct result of Secretary of War Baiter's message decreeing that American headquarter news could come only from the American headquarters 3n France. The decision came after a con ference between Acting' Secratajr.ot War Crowell and"Qfl)fW -M7tryejt No list will belMiied today, ask none will come.rom the department unless the ruling; Is modified. President Kay Act. President Wilson may take a hand in the situation himself so that the list may be announced as usual. Actlnc Chief of Staff March held that the Baker order prevented the department from giving- out casual ties Inasmuch as It concerned "per. eons' under headquarters Jurisdic tion The Baker order said news of persons and policies under the Pershing- expedition should be announced solely by Pershing's headquarters. As a result of this order the com munique from Generel Pershing as to west front movements can be given out only at headquartera and not here. The tendency will be to stop news which has Altered through to Washington. Another Viewpoint. General March's strict Interpreta tion In casualties is considered by some other army men to exceed the spirit of the Baker messsge It Is pointed out that announce ment of casualties could be handled efficiently only at the War. Depart ment Press associations and news papers could not obtain cable facili ties for handling the large lists which are anticipated soon, hence the ruling as It now stands, practlcall) means that no casualty statements will be given to the American public other than individual notices to next of kin of the deceased. L E President llson Is expected to again set forth America's purpose to fight to victory on Saturday at Bal timore. Plans for the President's trip were announced at the White House to day. During the afternoon he will review General Kuhn's division of the national army from Camp Meade. In the evening the President v. Ill speak It Is understood that he v. Ill take this occasion, not only to open the campaign for the third Liberty loan, but to reiterate the war pur poses of Amerloa and to clear up many questions of policy which have arisen during the past few weeks. CHAMP CLARK WOULD LIMIT HOUSE TO 300 Congressional machinery would run much more smoothly and expedi tiously If the membership or the House were limited to 300, Champ Clark, its Speaker, believes At a meeting of the Colorado So ciety last night he took occasion to express this Idea "With fewer men." declared Mr. Clark, "-e could do the business in shorter tlrne than at present. Former ly e had nine months' acatlon each year. time.' now v.e are In session all the! PRESIDENT W REVIEW SOLDIERS FRlCAfcfM S. SOLDIERS ARE HELD UP .ZURICH,. April 3. American aviators are. engaged , in signal work on the- Austrian front, according to a dispatch to the news paper, Intransizeant. The, cable does not make clear whether the Austrian front re- ferred to means the Austrian forces in- France or in Italy. It u;y probable, however, that it means in .Italy, as it is ' known that American fliers 'were sent , there, presumably for training; t BBXQBBWSfvTxSflBBsftl JaB JL S53RlfclBBPiBBBBasBT c rMftWlr jaw TijE!? F3ks"lBBBBBBBBBV hBTPjBBBBBBBBrSSBsYvEV mBHSSSHiVv "vWsPKSBBBBBKlIVBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl'&RBBHkskBBBBBBBBBr hssEVS ISSSSSHBBSBPABpKr TM YfJt jJvgfcejSJSJBSJMB'..i ?9B7JB9Bfafafg72BfSKBfar7' I W1RS.HIRSCH LEAVES TO BUY ARLINGTON BROOKLYN BAKERS ATLANTA UNDER BUILDING FOR U. S. OUST ALL GERMANS; ASSUMED NAME) TREASURY ANNEX IRE GLASS FOUND ATLANTA. Ga.. April 3. Mrs. Mar- garet Jackson Hlrsch Is today speed- tag far from Atlanta under an as-i sumed name that henceforth will ceal her Identity as one of the princi pals In one of the most sensational blackmail cases that ever stirred the South. Mrs Hlrsch's destination was closely guarded. It having been her expressed wish nhen she agreed to abandon her appeal for a new trial and leave the city that no one should know her fu ture home or plans. She boarded a train late yesterday after she had been released from the Tower, following the reduction of her sentence by Judge Ben IIIU to a fine of S300 and the payment of of the fine by her husband. Herman II. Hlrsch. prominent Atlanta Insur ance man. Hlrsch, according to his friends, ex pects to bring suit for divorce from Mrs. Hlrsch within a short time, now that the case Is out of the courts. NORWAY ISSUES 0AT8 CARDS. CHICAGO, April 3 The oat card or horses has been Introduced in Nor .way, says correspondence to the Manufacturers' News. Feed cards .have been Issued for every dray horse, jisg. and pony In Copenhagen- 10,370 if them that ahow how much oats .each Is to receive each day The feed card system of rationing Is to be ex- Ltenaca to oinsr centers saorug. Wm MERIOANS IN ACTION- rcenrrkht: UUt B?JoaaT.VcCatcfcseBLl AMERICAN RESERVES GOING INTO THEY FOUGHT VALIANTLY IN WISCONSIN Jno Jreasury wpunuKm .. - -- and take Immediate possession 01 me Arlington building in Vermont atenue. con-'01""" and l iireel northwest. This Duuuing, nnicn is now iwo awrra .; ground. Is to be rushed to completion by the Government as a Treasury De partment annex to house the offices of the War Risk Insurance Bureau and the Internal rtccnuc Bureau. The Arlington building has had a checkered career since the old Arlington Hotel propert was sold and a million dollar hotel projected on the site. It has changed hands several times, and was for years commonly called "the hole In the ground." Funds for the purchase of the building and site from the Arlington Bulldlne Company and for completion of the structure were allotted to Secretary Mc Adoo from the national defensevfund by President Wilson Action was taken by the President on the urgent appeal of Secretary Mc Adoo, who pointed out that Important war work was being held up and en dangered while the department was waiting for Congress to appropriate funds. As soon as the appropriation is passed by Congress the national de fense fund will be reimbursed. The building as planned by the Ar lington Building Company Is to be vastly Improved architecturally, so that the front and general design will be more In keeping with the other Government department struc tures In Washington. The walls and floors will be strengthened to meet ftofarament specifications. GERMANS AUSTRI ANS ACTION". T . fe J r Ttf'&vo-'" YESTERDAY. NEW YORK. April 3. Brooklyn bakers today began obeying, orders of N the Federal food board to dis charge all Germans In their employ. Scores of Germans will be affected. It Is said. Superintendent De Woody, of the Department of Justice, today held fori analysis a loaf of bread, with three slices gone, that was turned over to him by a woman In the Kings High way section of Brooklyn, who re ported that her daughter had her throat cut when she ate a portion of It. A physician was called In and af ter Investigation he reported finding a fragment of glass in the girl's throat and several small bits of glass In her stomach. The food board has Issued a bul letin urging all hrfusewlve' to ex amine carefully bread purchased tn stores and to sift flour thoroughly when tbey bake bread at home. PRIORITY FOR MILITARY BILL8. Military bills are to be given priority In the House. Until all mili tary measures urgently remanded by the War Department are disposed of they are to have privileged status, the Hules Committee decided todsy. The decision to report a special rule was reached after the committee, lis tened to a vigorous plea by Julius Kahn. ranking Republican member of ; ins unitary Anairs uoraramee to F'INAL EDITION wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm PRICE TWO CENT& Determined -Attack Reputes With Heavy Loss Lull Cen tinues "on Most ofFrsflt French Repel Onslaufhts. sKimbMilimnt of Parif wat jsMosea tesay.. , M LONDON, April 3-The Gs maaa have. tcihWm treMrt FOE AGAIN ! mm: 4 3, Ai.BKin;r I ARRASUNE . tet.t.YjMlUjLf . te, rnve;ring.j uuaei.aiiiu.ui m In the iietef 61 fosipenxv on t&s Searpe river, the war office reported today. The assault, which was made oa Tuesday hiorninjj, was completely repulsed. The Germans suffered heavily; leaving many dead behind. Jn aOf ditJon, the British, captured sobs prisoners. The British carried out a success ful operation during: the night at Ayette, which is now in British pos session. ' Prisoners Taken. Mors than 1,000 German prisoners and three machine guns were captured there. Other prisoners were taken by the British at Serre. LJneolnshlre troops delivered a raid near Loos (north of Lens) capturing tnirty-one prisoner. . The lull along the Plcardy battla front from Arras to the French lines, continues "British troops repulsed a deter mined German attack In the sector at Farapoux yesterday morning.' the official statement said. "The enemy left a number of dead ipon "the field. A few German prisoners were xap- tured. A successful local operation was carried out by the British last night near Ayette, which is now In British possession. Upward of 100 prisoners and three machine guns were cantured. In Tussdav'a operation at Serre the British took a few pris oners. Lincolnshire trips made a auceessful raid near Loos, capturing thirty-one prisoners and a machine gun. "Another raid by the British near Poeapjjille (on the west Flanders front) resulted In the capture of soma German prisoners," FRENCH HURL BACK FOE AT M0REU1L Pima Anrll 3. The Germane hrnk the lull on the French secflon of the Plcardy battle front last night by striking at the Frencn positions south of Moreull. The attacking forces were thrown back, the French war office an nounced today. There waa only one point where the Teutons were able to gain a foot ing. North of Plemont the French. gained some ground. "South of Moreull the Germane made an attack during the night, but ivere thrown back." the official com munique said. "Only at one point were the Germans able to gain a footing In an advanced French Jrench. The Germans attacked near Rol lot. but were repulsed. "North of Plemont. the French gained some ground." BERLIN BLAMES RAIN FOR LULL AMSTERDAM. April -3: "The pHM in the fighting Is a necessity, the same as lit Italy when the Tsglia mento was reached rain has greatly hampered our transport, a Berlin dispatch published In 'the 'Cologne Gazette, says. A dlspatkU to the Volkszettung from i"ic 'rnct ay TfcA.BiU4 is not du to the ansa "t '; '