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Today The Woodrow Wflson Bun-Saw? That Democratic Plague. Badness to Rattlesnakes. Everybody Kicks Somebody. mtfta IEIAL WEATHER: Kalr tonight and t merrvw aad wnraerw Temperature at 1 p. uw 73 decrees. DlMON fc, NUMBER 10,577. Publlhil arery "ttilni (InclodlBC Eunday). Kattrad ncond-clua matter at lb poet- erne at WaaMntton. D. C WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 2. 1918. rOeskf Wall Street Pricts.1 PRICE TWO CENTS. -m.- t Itehturf By ARTHUR BRISBANE. ! "Telegraph strike called for July 8." But there won't be any tele STxph strike. There may, and there ought to be, Government control and ownership of tele graphs and telephones and the talk of strike should help that along-. , Could anything be more prepos terous than private ownership and control of the means of communi cation between all the people? You could understand the inmates AMERICANS CAPTURE TOWN ' . ;of a lunatic asylum being com pelled to talk to each other through their keepers and on conditions arranged by the keep ers.' But can you understand an in telligent people permitting selfish private ownership to control na tional and international means of communication, with quarrels about wages causing strikes and with, wire tapping and other de vices between times? There wont be any telegraph strike on July 8 or later, because President Wilson won't permit it It wont take him long to make the "owners" of the national tele graph system understand that if they don't work the wires, HE WILL. Most of these corporation gen tlemen have heard how Secretary Daniels, representing the Presi dent, dealt with the Bliss torpedo concern when that institution "couldn't see its way" to make tor pedoes at the very generous price fixed by war experts. "I thought not," said Mr. Daniels. "This officer will take charge of your plant and run it for ihe Government beginning tomor row morning." Thereupon the Bliss peoplo found suddenly that they "could see their way.'' They have Leen seeing it ever since. Each little 5maain control of a "public monopoly should have this sign pasted up over his desk: Don't Fool with the Woodrow Wilson Buzz-Saw. Jt is said that the French fed doubtful about the propriety of using flying zoachineslfand dyna mite with utmost thoroughness above German soiL The brutality .of a warfare from the sky, killing women and chil dren the warfare that Germany has carried on, for years is as repulsive to the civilized French mind as it is congenial to the Prussian. It is not pleasant to think of ft rain of. dynamite from the sky. But that is what Germany needs and what she is going to have there need be no mistake about that What are you to do with rattle snakes? Kill them with their own poison, cf course, if you can. . Nature herself seems to tire cf war and bloodshed. The strange plague of influenza that prostrated hundreds of thousands in Spain and then jumped to Germany, has now reached England. It is a dem ocratic epidemic The Spanish king had a touch of it. In London, theater chorus girls and telephone girls are victims, and fishermen at sea are stricken by it. Would that this plague- might reach in violence and incurable form the "All Highest" assassin, and his son, No other war danger apparently will penetrate the safe ty system devised for that family. If they could spend the rest of their lives sneezing and gesund heiting, it might make them re gret starting the war. The human race takes its plagues more sanely than it used to. Business places are sprayed with disinfectants, employes are supplied with quinine. There was a time not so long ago when the authorities would burn a few Jews alive on the starting of a plague, in the hope that the burning would ple-e God Almighty and persuade Him to Stop the disease. This was at least curious, for His own .Bible declared the Jews to be His chosen peoole. and He choe a Jewish girl to be the mother of His only son. Some discrimination was usually shown in the Jews selected for sacrifice. They picked out the richest, with property worth steal ing. This unpleasant detail is printed to remind you that the world has improved a little, even if we are butchering each other wholesale. We at least no longer torture and JdlL pretending that w do it for the glory of God. The Kaiser does, it is true, but he does not belong to this age. Discipline is going to pieces in the German army, so the cables say, especially among German sol diers brought from the Russian front. Prussian soldiers on that .frontier spent several months jraternmng with dreamy-eyed BoUheviki, whose motto was, "What's the use of fighting or calling any man master, when you can drink vodka and become along in five minutes?" THREE CABINET MEMBERSURGE U.S. OPERATION OF WIRE LINES Secretaries Baker, Daniels, and Burleson Jell Congressmen Federal Control Is Military Necessity. Congress was today told by three Cabinet members that it-was a "mili tary necessity" that President Wil son be empowered to take over the telephone and telegraph systems of the- country at his discretion. The three officials. Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Secretary of War Baker, and Postmaster General Bur leson, emphasized their belief that complete power should be given to the President without delay. They told the House Interstate Commerce Committee that sneedv action was imperative as a part of the eeneral plan of setting the nation in such shape that the winnin? of the war will be made certain. "It may not be a military neces sity at this exact moment." said Sec- Jretary Baker, "but the next moment! i it may DC. While the Interstate Commerce Committee was hearing Postmaster General Burleson, the Aswell resolu tion was taken from its hands by the House and given to 'the Military-Affairs Committee. The re-reference of the resolution was made without objection, no member of the Interstate Commerce Committee beinz on the floor to make a fight against it when the matter was brought up by Congress man Gordon of Ohio. All Three Agree. That was tbe central attitude of the three members of the President's official family. It was their belief that the President should be Riven complete authority to take over and ran for the benefit of the nation the great network of electrical communis (Contlnued on Pace 17, Column L) ITAL I LONDON. July Z Two hnndred and thirty-four member- of the crew and medical complement of the Can adian hospital ship Llandovery Castle, torpedoed and sunk Thursday, are atlll missing: today. Patrol boats and destroyers are scouring- the adjacent waters In search of possible strvivors Stories of the twenty-four sur- fvlvors indicate that German spies working in the United States and Canada hare telegraphic or wireless communication with Berlin. The commander of the German subma rine accused Captain Sylvester, mas ter of the Llandovery Castle, of car rying eight American aviators In reality, eight medical officers were booked to sail, but one canceled his passage at the last minute. On American Advices. The survivors believe the U-boat torpedoed tbe hospital ship deliber ately on Information from America, transmitted since the ship sailed. While the survivors were clinging to rafts the submarine plowed through the wreckage splashing over the rafts and lifeboats, throwing the victims Into the water. The U-boat com mander afterward explained he was searching for the "American flight officers" who he believed, or almu. lated to believe, were on board. Twelve Women Murdered. One of those subsequently rescued. a Canadian sergeant major, was In a boat containing twelve women nurses, which capsized. It is believed all were lost When the serxrant-major was res- curd, he was dazed as the result of 111 treatment. Seeing the submarine come alongside, he thought It was a British craft and climbed aboard. A German sailor picked him. up and threw him bodily into a lifeboat. 234 ARE MISSING HOSP HIP SINKING BY U-BOA D. C. Gunner Wins Daniels' Praise. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbB -laaaaaaaaaaaaal BllllKiskr IH aaaaaaaaKV3la' i? ''LbbbbbbbbbbbI Hvk; allH WILLIAM EARL BUBCH, Washington boy who was commend ed by Secretary Daniels for bravery when his ship was torpedoed. ER For staying by his gun until the water was up to his knees, William Earl Burch, a searaaniln the navy. son of Jubal Burch. '410 II street northwesl-today-waa commended for Secretary of fthe Wavy Danhals vfor "excellent behavior and devotion to duty." He was a member of the gun crew of tbe steamer William Rockefeller, torpedoed and sunk May 18. Eight other men cited for bravery by Secre tary Daniels stuck to the gun until the ship was so far down by the stern that the gun was useless. The ship was sunk off the coast of Scot land. Burch today told of the Incident. "I was lying in my hammock about 7 o'clock In the evening and all of a sudden I felt a terrific shock." he said. "The man next to me yelled, We are hit; grab your clothes.' "I took my overalls, shoes and cap and slipped them on as I climbed to the deck. We were told to take our posts. The ship was going down fast, and I sat on the gun until the water reached my knees. "By that time the boats were afloat and we were ordered Into them. We drifted for about half an hour, when we were picked up by a steamer. We were landed at Edinburgh, Scotland, and sent home from there. That's all there Is to It" The other men cited by Secretary Daniels are Myron E. Huston. Oault. Mo.: Raymond P. Burke. Boston, Carl C Martin, Two Harbors, Minn. Ladi slavs J Kasper, Cleveland . Sam MImma, Dallas. Tex. : Arthur J Mulllcan. LowelL Mass., William H. Bfchroeder. Cincin nati , John R. Moorhead. Hartwell, Ga. By a vote of 64 to 64 the House this afternoon defeated a motion by Congressman Raker of California, to recede from the Gard amendment In the District bill to abqllsh the half- and half system. The effect of the vote Is to record the House once more In favor of end. Ing the half-and-half policy and to bring about a continuance of the dis agreement with tbe Senate over this question. Congressman Raker made a point of no quorum, the effect of which v.as to demand a roll call upon the proposition. Speaker Clark then or dered that the roll be called. WOULD REPEAL CHARTER OF GERMAN ALLIANCE Without discussion or a roll call the Senate today voted to repeal the act incorporating the National German-American Alliance. FIRE AT AETNA PLAN. MT Union Pa, July 2 Fire of un knot n origin today destrojrd five of the moHt Important buildings at the Aetna Explosive Company's plant, causing a loss estimated at more than 11.000 000 Tbe fire is not yet under control. CAPITAL GUNN ED BY DANIELS ELS OF IKING HOUSE AGAIW VOTES TO ABOL SH 50-50 PLAN IN DISTRICT OKEN NEEDED FOR IS QUEEN'S CART IN BIG PAGEANT Fourth of July Celebration Com mittee Calls for Animals and Vehicle to Be Used by Czecho Slovak Leader of Parade. God save the queen! Bat don't let her be forced to walk in the pa rade Thursday. Lend her two oxen and a cart, if yon have them. , The parade must go on, but the big Fourth of July pageant commit tce finds itself in a predicament. There's no conveyance for the queen, who will be a central figure in the Czecho-Slovak "action." Her Mobile Throne. C. H. GIfford sent out the "SOS" today for an ex cart and two oxen tc draw It, for that's going to Be the movlne- throne of the Czecho slovak queen, who will be right up in ine front or tne parade. . If you want tc- see a aueen driv ing down Pennsylvania avenue In an ex cart, help get her the cart and oxen. If you have such an equip I age, notify Mr. GIfford at SO Kiggs BUJiaing. JHaye yoji a, .gentle- gray-, horaal iwo,.pr. mem are neeaea rorsauonar heroes to b. pcrtrayed In as many "actions" cf 'the Fourth of July pa geant They must be' on hand early', so the said national heroes may giro mem a try-out. I'rtaelnal in Tableau. The general committee today made public the names of the four princi pal characters In tbe gigantic tab leau to be -enacted on the east Capl tol steps Thursday night at tbe con clusion of the parade. Florence L. Newbold will take tbe part of "Humanity;' Maude Howell Smith will portray "Justice;" Anna Burt Summy will be "Columbia," and Flora Maglll Reefer will Uke the part of "Democracy." Several government agencies, whose personnel will represent as many na tionalities, will be attired In cos tumes As these agencies are called by "Columbia" to the aid of "Human ity" and "Justice," they will form on the Capitol steps a "rainbow" of seven colors. Searchlights on Ralabew. The War Risk Insurance section rill be attired In violet-colored cos tumes. War and Navy Departmenta In navy blue, aviation In sky blue. Food Administration In green. Department of Agriculture In yellow. Treasury in gom, ana tne lied cross In red. Searchlights Hill be thrown on the tableau, and the rainbow of promise to the (offering nations of Europe will stand out. to be reviewed by President Wilson and a score 3f dlDlomats from silled nations. Special platforms are being erected for official and diplomatic Washington. The committee In ehara-e of the oarada today announced the following marshals: Marshals Are Warned. Grand Marshal MaJ. Gen. J Mc I. Carter. Chief Marshal CapL R. R. Glenn, at tache of the British war mission. Marshals Major Kutter. of the British War Mission; CapL A King man, assistant military attache of the British embassy; Captain Cunning ham, U S. A.; Major McLean, U. S. A.; Mr. Langham, District government; John Harrington, War Department: Lieutenant Froment. French High Commission; Lieutenant Barbler. mili tary attache of the Belgian legation; Capt. Donlno Donlno, of the Italian embassy, and Mr Grgurevltch, of the Jugo-Siav national council. DR.WASHINGTON GLADDEN DIES AT COLUMBUS, OfflO COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 2. Dr. Washington Gladden, widely known congregatlonalist clergyman and writer, died here today of paralysis. The 'first stroke came last November. The second u sustained last Satur day morning, since which time Rev Dr Gladden was unconscious except for brief periods. LOST AND FOUND BAnKBTTB Colo. Reward If returned to irn Butlld at. J J DIAMOND Stone about 2-karmt. !ot Mon day In National Bank or Waihlnstnn or nftar thrre lUward, return to JOSEPH GIL'RATO. Union Station Barter Shop. 1 1 KNVBLOPB-nrown about 10 In x u In" iquarc Lten Navy Annex bids and N V m Kindly rrtum to C H HENRY. Hot.! KAl.lsh r.ward 1-t MARE Small bay, four ytara eld; anabod; whlu bind (eat. Reward 41M uno au. Trnlaytown. D C Clev eat. 1-4 (Continued on ClatdJUd Page.) YOKE OF OTHER Ml IN CASE NAMED BY SLAYER DF DANCER WIFE Cockrell says Wife Taunted Him With Her Love for Ah other Story Hay Be Basis for Defense. "There was another man in the case." This statement, coming from Philip Shirley Cockrell, of 610 P street northeast, a few hours after he had beaten to death his pretty young wife, Mrs. Pearl Hortense Cockrell, has revealed the defense that Cockrell probably will offer when arraigned in court for wife murder. P. J. Nolan, a photographer, of 467 Pennsylvania avenue northwest, regarded as one of the dry's best amateur dancers, is the man named by Cockrell as "the other man in the case." A coroner's jury -which investigat ed the murder held Cockrell for the action of. the grand Jury last night. Ijange.n.qwis itLtaejugstrjcj jnu. f r Wlf. T.iJ rtf: . ifu. innri. !. , Cockrell tolij' Detective Serxeant Larry OTea that his- wife flaunted ihe fact that she loved him no longer and that she was Interetsed In an other. "I went to Nolan," Cockrell told the detective, "and demanded.that he leave my wife alone. He, too, admitted his affection for my wife. I then went to her and demanded that aha leave the other man alone, but she repulsed me." On Sunday night Cockrell met his wife in company with Nolan on Penn sylvania avenue near Sixth street northwest. Ha angrily approached the couple, aeordlng to hla story to Detective 0Dea and Capt. James Hartley, of the Ninth precinct Berates Nolan. "Nolan," be shouted, T thought yon were a friend of mine. Tou and I have known each other for some time and I am surprised to see you with my wife." "I did not know she was your wife, Cockrell." he said Nolan replied. "Had I known It I would not have gone with her. I thought she was single." Cockrell then upbraided his wife and demanded that she go home. To which, Cockrell claims, she answered: "I don't want anything to do with you. I am zolng to stay with Nolan." "I then slapped her in the face." Cock rell declared to the police, "bat she turn ed on me and stated sbe would go with Nolan or anyone else she pleased to." "Nolan Interrupted when I slapped her. and he told me ne had been going with my wife, but that he did not know she was married, and he objected to my slap ping ber. Upbraids Wife. "When I got home I upbraided my wife for going with Nolan. She told me she did not love me any more an 4 that she Intended to do as sbe pleased. "Nolan admitted to me that be had been goin gwlth my wife, but I do not believe htm when he says he thought she was an unmarried woman." Following the quarrel Sunday nlgbt Cockrell returned to bis home where he and his wife argusd all night In their room, according to hla statement to the police. Tbe argu ment terminated In the killing at Mrs. Cockrell with an Iron bar, about 4:30 o'clock Monday morning. Cock rell told the police he struck his wife as she lay In bed awake and that she did not struggle. T LONDON. July 2. Between sfxty and seventy persons were killed In an explosion In a munitions factory In the Midland counties today. The worn en workers behaved splendidly. MUNITIONS BLAS IN ENGLAND KILLS SEVENTYWORKERS The Man Wants EwgASlaHLSSEX TlaaaaaWlL,'. M-ssaaaaaaaaaaai lii?ga Tig, jL'L T-4& . "PHIH t?lr?FTir MfflR InMF tWT,rawr J 1aaaaP''.''Baaaaaal BSRSlfcljSsa. T VT$K 'JESS MaaaaalBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH IilHw-wflHBdlllH ESHBE &- flH-UBBallllllH KHVkf " . ,. "wSbbbbbIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbH Ilim; ' DaBllllH.lnllHliH imnmu gffaaa&jffi - ?PMi!allsLi W&mBfa&'lmZWk S?- JnBLclaalaslt lillaW I''IEsR J?" 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But, say, believe me, if the colonel takes after Captain Archie, he is some man." Sergeant Ross was" decorated by the French for bravery in the action that lost him his hand. HOW ROOSEVELT F Sergt. Frank Ross, Capt. Archibald Rsosevelt's crack young1 non-com. who is at Walter Reed Hospital minus a right hand as a result of a mine being exploded under him. today denied the accusation of an editor In Oklahoma that the colonel's sons have "soft Jobs as offlcers' aids" In France. "It's a lie," said Ross. " 'Young Ted dy and the major are not the kind to say, 'Go get '.hat machine gun nest over there.' Lead Way lata Fight. '"Come on. men. let'a go get It;' that's what they say. and that's what they do." Ross, who Is not fluent when talk ing about himself, was enthusiastic when he was questioned aa to the qualifications of CoL Roosevelt's two sons, with whom he has been in serv ice In France. "Listen," said Ross, "when a man can go up to his neck In mud, be so strict that his best men cuss, pull the same "fat" with his men, take off hla shirt when necessary and show them "how," and be In front when his "suicide club" goes out after an ob jective which can not be taken by anybody else ay. that man is a sol dier. Isn't he? "The 'suicide club' waa organized by Major Roosevelt, and was under the lead of "Young Teddy" that's what we called Captain Roosevelt. "He led a hundred of us "suiclders Into a dangerous salient one night. When our objectives were attained, we were practically surrounded by the Huns. 'Young Teddy" walked along a road leading to the German lines with a few men with him he dldn' creep along, he walked and only stopped when a sentinel near yelled 'halt.' We held that salient, too. Shows Men "How." "When we were preparing behind the lines to take that salient. Young Teddy' waa the life of everything. Some of his men didn't 'carry on' to BOYS Era BY SERGEANT ROSS (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) The Colonel a Job For "DRYS" WJLL TRY TO FORCE A VOTE The advocates of wartime prohibi tion aa an amendment to the food production bill, while not sanguine of being able- to force a vote on this issue before the recess of Congress, Intend to make another attempt to get a vote. Senator Gore, chairman of the Senate Commltce on Agrlcoltnre. said today he expected to try to bring up the food production bill after the agricultural ap propriation bill Involving C-50 wheat Is disposed of. He does not expect, how ever, that the wheat question win be disposed of In time so that food produc tion and wartime prohibition can be con sidered today. HOT GUILTY PLEA NEW YORK. July 2. Mrs. William Cummlng Story and her two sons. Allen and Sterling, pleaded not guilty In general sessions court today to a charge of conspiracy, and In the case of Mrs. Story, grand larceny, which grew out of allegations that a "flfty flfty" arrangement had been made with a solicitor to get contributions to the National Relief Society, one fifth of which was to go to Sterling Story. Mrs. Story H president of the so ciety Allen Stnry 11 a lieutenant In the army. Two weeks' time waa granted on application by lawjers for the Story to file necessary mr-tlona. BEFORE RECESS EN1ERED BY MRS STORY AND SONS Ml 3-MILE LINE s Brilliant Wdfk. H fiiffi? Eft NETS MAN PRISONER ables U. S, Troops to Tafct 1 Vaux With" Unusually SlfgM Losses. American troops in a brilliant attack last night captured another slice of the Paris highway (west of Chateau Thierry on the Marne front). Thev took the village of Vaux and the railway station. and a large number of Ger man prisoners there. Sev eral officers were among the captives taken at vaux. gun and. much 'wawmi-i terial. BY LOWELL MELTiETT, United Press Staff Correspendsat. .WITH THE AMERICANS ON THEMAENE, J11I7 2.-7S American troop3 advanced oU a two-mile tront west of Chateau Thierry last night to the depth of about half a mile, taking 450 pnsonera and inflicting the heaviest losses on the enemy. Tne American losses were ex tremely, light. Our men took the village or Vaux, Hill 19, La Roche wood, and penetrated Clerembaut wood. Combined French and American attacks on Hill 204, conducted simultaneoua ly with the American attack on Vaux are reported to have been successful after a bitter battle'. The hills are very import ant in dominating Chateau Thierry as well as the country; to the left. Perfect co-operation be tween the artillery and infan- try made the American ad vance possible, as some por tions of the German line were unusually well adapted to de fensive purposes. The shelling lasted from 6 o'clock yesterday morning until 6 o'clock last night. Then the infantry swept for ward and attained all its ob jectives in forty minutes. Artillery 8nceeeds. The advance waa made on a freest of about three kilometers ti.JB miles), and reached a maximum dejftk i of a kilometer (.621 mile). One. of the most remarkable larr successes yet staged by Am cans preceded the attack. Tbe back areas were thoroughly swept first. Complete neutralisation of the Ger man, artillery was ertdenced by the; feebleness of Its reply. The concentration of. fire later -est Vaux resulted In the gunners hltttac absolutely erery buudlagrin the tow. Exceptional Intelligence 'work r suited In every man entering ths) place with an exact description, to gether with photographs and map, indicating buildings each, waa ex pected to occupy. When they reached the town they found the maps, mere) valuable than the photographs, aa thai Th,e Americans captured iJfimBeTbf rliScrime' C n - ':