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- .' BRITISH TANK BRITANNIA INVADES CAPITAL Today Fighting Talk. Kaiser Missing link. Earned His Hatch. Foch'i Ancient Tongue. & atarfwt m WEATHER: Fair and eaoler tonight, w Ith llgat frt tomorrow partly elondy. Tempera ture at 8 a. m 63 desTeeai average tar April 19 far thirty years, 84 degrees. INAL EDITION Editors needing suggestion for writings on the Kaiser might read Prof. Proctor's description of various missing links, including the laseelet 'which according to the learned professor is "the low est Vertebrate and" fish and has no brain, heart, bones, skull, ears, or kidneys. It is the only vertebrate which lacks a heart, nd it is likewise the only ver tebrate in which the blood is col orletti." NUMBER 10,503. WASHINGTON, PRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 19. 1918. PRICE TWO CENTS. i a Is Foch Making Ready: For Big.Attaclc? t How much would you hare to hange that to describe theTiead of the Hohenxollern family? Is not the Kaiser, in fact, a psycho logical missing link between the troglodytes and modern xiviliia-tion? After fighting as a nation for .three thousand years, the Ital ians nationally and individually still stand out among the world's best fighters. And living in' America doesn't seem to interfere with their efficiency. Here is an authentic story from the trenches. A young Italian, coal miner from Pennsylvania, born in America, five feet four inches high, brought in two pris oners, having killed another, and ' asked for a match. The officer's answer was "I will give you a match If you will bring in anoth er prisoner." Promptly the young Italian went over the parapet again, and returned with another prisoner walking, with hands in the air, ahead of the Italian's bayonet point. This is the kind of energy that explains the power of old Borne, and the value of modem Italians in doing wjork that seems a little too hard f6r others. Let those afflicted with preju dice against foreigners remember this fighting young Italian coal Jntaer. There are thousands like aim in the American army, and millions in the Italian ranks. You get a picture ot war In these five lines from the German official ftatement: "French, regiments were repulsed with heavy losses and left In our nanus 300 prisoners, who were aubsequentlr Wiled by French artillery ilre." You will form your own opinion , as to me manner In which the uermanj oxneers placed these 300 prisoners, in order that all at them -ahould &s killed by artillery Are from. Hie orison era' fries Jh. XtftUt-9. Cheaner than feedlnr th nrlnrm-a ers; It was probably k, slip ot the delix&ted official writing the cfe? A'v- jr- "Hun fights well in crowds, but Js yellow A -?Lf hand, say Yan kees. " v Under that heading an Interna tional News cable qu6tes a young American soldier as follows: "Them guys don't stand up and fight They are all right in crowds, but they quit cold when they get in hand-to-hand fighting." It is a fact that Germans in the prtze-nghtmg game. In spite or re peated efforts, have never achieved success, lighting, man against man the German, after being knocked down a few times. Is In clined to stop. However, It is "lighting In crowds" and stern discipline that fiiakes a body ot men march against bayonets and machine guns that win battles. - And you learn of the mental at titude that has carried the Kaiser so far, from this statement by an English gunner in the Dally Mall. "We fired straight Into them and they went dwn in ' heaps, yet we could not stop them. It was one down and another come on." In this desperate righting by the Germans, who do not know fdr what they fight or why their Kilter led them Into It, and who can gain nothing but the world's bitter hatred, you see the expres-. ion of the marvelous power that might have carried Germany so far on the road of useful glory and unlimited prosperity. But Germany had her Kaiser, a survival of the bloody past, ready to' turn her civilization to murder at the firstf opportunity. The glories of science, commerce, prosperity; and constantly grow ing happiness for his people did cot satisfy him. His opportunity came. In this one "drive" he has probably kill ed half a million of his own men and hundreds of thousands of others that would have been con tent to live in peace. It had to happen, apparently. Wise men are puzzled by the Basque language that Foch and 600,000 French and Spaniards un derstandpart of the Basque re gion is Spanish and part French. Eskura is the name of the strange tongue that is not Eu ropean, or Indian, or Semitic, but said to go back of any of those. It resembles in some" ways certain languages of the Mongolians, of North American tribes, and of East Africans, How far' back, into what parts of the world does the history of this man Foch go, whose ancestors spoke a language so old and strange! iVs Al L 1 1 I 1 I I All P P KVr A IT GOING TO WESTERN PREStDENTTOCREWOFTANK H PLAN I COLLECT BIG STABILIZE O.S. TRIBUTE FdfR i0 Probably Will Be Influenced by Position Taken By Secretary McAdoOj.and Chairman of Senate Banking Committee. BrAVID LAWHENCE. t&VrJ&tf lil; "Xnrntiemcttitoh Port jfftM Oomjaay.) xxesraenc vtuson, nas-ioia iaair msn Owen of -theeni(e,-JCommit-tee on Banking, and.' Currency that he would do everything', that was possible to correct use depreciation of American exchange on the nec- tral markets. The Oklahoma Senator takes the position that Congress has already given the executive branch of the Government sufficient power to do a number of things that would tend to restore the position of our dol lar in foreign exchange to some thing like its accustomed status. Allies' Indebtedness. The illvcr bill just pasted or the Senate will be of great assistance, bat since It It desirable to limit the export of both cold and silver, credit arrangements provide the only ma chinery Jutt now to affect the necet Stry changet In the price of Amerl can exchange. This situation It due primarily not to adverse trade balances to far as America It concerned, but to the heavy lndebtednett of our European allies to neutral countries. Alt' the neutrals are Jutt now furnishing; the entente nations -with mere soodi than the neutrals are able to Import from the allies. This has put their own currency at a premium In the entente markets and allied exchange. Including" the American dollar at a discount. The United States ordinarily would over come thlt by shipments of gold: but thete have been restricted both in order to prevent Germany retting- it, and to protect our own currency, mo the only alternative is to transfer credit. Asaeadmeat Tacked Ob. To accomplish that end an amend ment was tacked on to the wa: flntnee corporation bill, and to the measure authorizing the third Liberty loan, whereby our bonds could be placed In the banks of the neutral countries. This makes the Spanish or Swedish or Norwegian banker cer tain that he wilt get back his prln- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 6.) "More Applicants Than Positions" that was the result obtained by Ernest Gichner, 1 107 E street N. W. Mr. Gichner needed tinners. He got them through a TIMES "RESULT GETTER." The little ad only cost i6 cents. Simply phone Main 5260 and an experienced operator will write your want ad for you and see that it is prop erly inserted in The TIMES, UKRTY LOAN Crowds Throng Strej$..and Surround Stranger- Land Craft That Helped British to Victory st Year. the Ijimk tSo Down .to the Ellipse. Washington surrendered today to the British tank Britannia. Uncon ditionally and with cheers and wav ing of banners, thousands upon thou sands of men, wpxnen and children Unlng the thoroughfares from "Penn sylvala freight station to the Ellipse, submitted to the spectscle of this armed monster. ' And at the end ot the triumphal procession golden tribute showered about the conqueror in the form of pledges for bonds of the third lib erty loan. Brief and Inspiring speeches by members of the Ideal loan committee, headed by John Poole, and officers of the tank. brought forth a splendid response. Crashes Ilesvy Timbers. At ten minutes after 13 o'clock, the twenty-eight-ton. steel-plated and lozenge shaped engine ot destruction moved sputtering and rumbling off a flat car In the yards at Four-and-One-Half street and Virginia avenue southwest, and crushing beneath Its corrugated caterplller treads the heavy timbers laid as a runway and moved uncouthly toward the winding cobble road leading down to the street. The favored few allowed on the freght platform reservation. shrank back and the boards groaned ominously as the giant swayed along. Capt. Richard Halgh, In command, who'arrlred from Buffalo, N. Y early today with the fighting tank" crew, directed Its course down the steeply inclined stones, while horset, accus tomed to automobiles, reared and tidied out of the way. The wonderful turning power of the tractor was demonstrated at once. With (Continued on Page 21, Column 8.) E The retlgnatlo'n of Aatlttant Attor ney General Charlet Warren was an nounced at the Department of Jus tice this afternoon. It has been ac cepted, effective Immediately, It was said. No reasons for the resignation were made public Mr. Warren came to the Department of Justice on Hay 18, 1814, from Bos ton, where he was practicing law. During ,the early part or the war a large part or the butlnett of the department In connection with etplon age casts and the like was handled by him. Nothing Jits been announced ot DEPARTMENT OF LOSES ALE1H The Tanks Britannia Arrived Here Todayi I Jem. V. LnnseLiiiiiiiLiiiiiinBiiWLMsHBik ? 'SallHFBslllBsK!SHilBslllllslllflBslllllllllBBRiiBBsllllllBBsllll. elllHH6Bf - !RNIslllllllrLsllllllllLsilllllHHixHBKfcfe3fe. j, r. , BSSsMtSMBS'Swf -!'' ''-' StMBSSSSlBSSSSSSSSSSSSBBSSSBBSSSSSSSSBBsKSEBSSHaBBSSSSBSBSSSSEL kmmWtrSBmBmmMmmMmmMmmMMmWMmWMi3BMK W issssBfiBy ttmwtWUKKmBmtmmaWtWlKLWmSmtWk ssSaBssssssHKsK;': ' 7:x3r'Msfli9BsBPVSSMlOTBaPSar'VsVBHr fssHHsstUHBa c-'&i&mm$Fs' -':- "'-,- tv TsiiK2ft9HLtiisKMBM. mmmmmmmmWBmB&Lw3R SLl '-S2bb1Ss& :& - "fesn" - ,-,-- . 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You call me ISOrrtM and I'll call vou Ethel For. mu aear win gri, you are mine, and trtI not let you go now.' These words, breathed In the ear of Ulss Ethel TIerkel, of Philadelphia. Jutt one hour after they had met.' plighted the troth of Morris Gill of Watblngton. All Is changed today, for a jury Jn Justice Gould's court has awarded the girl S500 as a balm for a heart broken In a shattered romance. , "The name of Mrs, K. M. Gill sounds good to me, how does It sound to your wrote Gill, a Washington engineer, in September, 1913. to the Quaker City maid. It was her con sent to accept the name that brought the suit for breach of promise. "Five hundred dollars! What It that to a wrecked life and an unful filled dream of happlnets," tobbed the girl today at the departed for her home Juttlfled by a Jury In the eyct of the world. Deserted, She Says. Within the shadow of the altar, the girl was deserted for another, she says. GUI now resides at 220T Cham plain street northwest with another woman as his wife. He was an ardent suitor, according to the testimony of his former fiancee. Introduced 'by friends, GUI proposed within an hour, as he took the girl out for a motor trip on August IS, 1815. she claims. I hope you will soon be married to me and come to Washington," the en gineer whispered, the girl claims. -And she "broke a date" with an other man to let the wooing continue. When butlnett forced'hlm to bo ab sent from the girl's tide, the Wash ington man wooed by mall, telegraph, and special envoys Within a week the young woman contented to be mar ried An engagement ring was given four weeks later, and the betrothal (Continued on Page S, Column t.) LOVE FIRE GO HI S500 MY FROM Britannia and mw 'w iHHBilsaW m iK . ti tWu . J-fOTsassPaP3bn&,T '&ZL&i-JFutfLmWiU ""x m l JBuntyiiInWniFiffi' 'JSHnP l B 1 llMs?mrdlssBtsi1sE 1 KS KntHHHlij :-. t4$il !SsslHBH9BssHsv9iSsSssssssssssSssllBsHBHcWSs, tBSZ.- " 1ms if a KRaiTaVf,' sff' '' .'-.'t'Z I TIT iQnlalllDEfflt.IllT WsMtlil ffi "America," the largest battle tank in the world and the first of its kind built for the United States. The giant tank weighs forty-five tons and is operated by steam. It is being used to aid the Third Liberty Loan drive at an Atlantic port. IN FEAR FOR LIFE, I Frank Kuhn, a German, attired In a woolen kliakl shirt, roat and trousers of rough stuff and heavy shoes and with a reel's growth of beard, walked Into the office of Maurice Splaln. United States Marshal, today and requested to bo Interned. He said he was afraid ot his life and would rather be Interned than run the risk of being lynched. Kuhn Is thlrti-nlne years old. a ma chinist, and has been In this country four rars. lie Is single and came to this country Just before the war broke out. Kuhns native town Is Chemnitz, Saxony, where he said ho learned the trade of machinist. Kuhn left Pitts burgh latt night, arriving In thlt city thlt morning. Wherever there Is a thon where Ger man! are employed a lot ot tplte work Is done and the German Is blamed for It." said Kuhn. "My life has been threatened a number of times and to protect myself I gave myself out as a Hrrlts I don t know what to do. I want to bo Interned and then I shall have at leatt a chance for my life." After he had finished hit tale of woe District Attorney Latkey tald Tou came to the right place, GERMAN GIVES UP BE IN END Americat;vthe Vm ii. ZT-i. - 'i, ' syv iw. rt 'J-iJr.fctf - Si fW T AMSTERDAM, April ID Another mutiny occurred In the military camp at Deverloo, In the province of Llm burg, whan German troops were or dered to the front, It was learned here today. Many soldiers were reported to have been shot. The trouble continues, it Is said. MAIL DELAYS CAUSED BYARMY,SAYSPRAEGER Military authorities are to blame for the delays in the mall service to the soldiers In France, Second Post master Central Otto Praeger told the Houte Pottoftice Expenditure Com mittee today. , A -sweeping change in the whole tystem mutt be made soon. Praeger declared. "Either the War Department must co-operate with the postal authorities more or the military authorities mutt tako over the whole mail transporta tion system from Atlantic ports to France," ha said. AN HER MUTINY IN GERMAN CAMP MANY SHOT DOWN ITALY FRONT MESSAGE TO IS HIS WILL nwoumuE Italian troops France it jvas 'pfiiciaily announced at the Italian wiiassyhretodbgfe t . r 'llTitl I I'piSsH'it'lnl'liilili wrtwlMl-i!taaa t-1 -" ! " CelerestateHtliat forces ojF General Diaz are tip fight shoulder to shoulder with the British, French, and Americans on the plains of Picardy. The announcement, the cables stat- ALLIED AEROPLANE HOLD SUPERIORITY MOW ENEMY LINES Three enemy planes have been downed for every allied aeroplane lost In the western offensive, said an of ficial dispatch received here today. Enemy planes are brought down each day by the score, and nearly 100,000 pounds of explosives are drop ped on the enemy organizations be hind their lines. On March 26 not less than flfty-stx hostile aviators were brought down and twenty-four obliged to retreat. On March, 27 eighty aeroplanes used more than a quarter million cartridges on the masses of German Infantry, and the men were mowed down by the hun dreds. German radiograms are recognizing the superiority ot the allied airmen In fhi. fnllnwlnr manner? "In cer tain regions he penetrated with": squadrons of sixty aviators with such force that our aviators could only repulte them after set ere combats." )t U the duty of each persea la the Called States t eat set mere than one-hall pooad rof wheat predaets each week. D. C. Feed AdaslaUtratar, EMBASSY will soon start for 11 I 111 II r 1ed, was received wth great enthusiasm by the Italian Parliament, even the Socialist delegation participating in a lengthy demonstration. Rome was also enthusiastic as word, of the move spread. Premier Orlando in ad dressing Parliament, pointed out that the Italian forces formed the right wing of the united armies of the allies and that it is highly fitting that a. portion of the troops on this front be sent Jo the aid of a hard-pressed sectors Official Rome considers the move of utmost import ance arid it is declared that the unity of military opera lions will involve greatest possible political and, moral unity among the four great powers. It is asserted that the Italt ian people feel proud of the opportunity to prove their valor alongside French, Brit ish, and (Americans. It is. indicated that the troops will be drawn from re- serves. HAIG IS HOLDING HIS LINE INTACT WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FLANDERS, April 10. Aside from, Hale's withdrawal from the awiV ward Passchendaele pocket, the BrtV Ish line today looks pretty much as It did three days ago. 0i the high around north and east of Glvenchy, as this is cabled, there U tome Qexraan activity. Von. 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