Fair tonlghti partly
cloudy tomorrowi Utile
Temperature mt 10 a. m
74 deKreea.. Average of
tempera turf for Jnly 4
for laat tbirtr-Bre yeara,
Compliment to von Tirpitz.
A Woman Judge Good Idea.
Prussians Scare Prussians.
Crazy Elephant Russia.
NUMBER 10,579. SBTlmgyg S& WASHINGTON. THURSDAY EVENING; JULY 4, 1918.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Bj ARTHUR BBISBATfB.
Iry a cheerful Fourth of July with
lia publication of Secretary Ba
The Germans said, that the "Unit
si States could not, or would not,
send to France enough men to
unount to anything.
MORE than one million have
'.rone already that is President
"j VOsbn's Fourth of July news.
V Prussia will find that one million
' Americans, well armed -and enthu-
iastic, wfll make SOME differ
f Ince. And there will be four rail
ion Americans there presently.
Prussia boasted also that even
f we wanted to Rend fighters
thread, she, with her submarines,
ronldn't permit It Of more than
i million men sent, 1,01916 to be
ixact, only 291 have been lost at
ea, less than one five-thousandth
t one per cent not what yon
rould call overwhelming subma
ine efficiency, Herr von Tirpitz.
i The President has appointed
Qxs Kathryn Sellers a Judge or
ha juvenile court at Washington.
, nacswaxu ouiw
utoUectual haU-brotaers to me
iant tortoise of the Gallapagos
slands, are much excited aDout
his appointment, and "whither
re we drifting" is the cry.
"We are drifting toward common
enae. ouicilr. rapidly and Wood-
ow WiUon Is adding speed to the
About 20,000,000 men in tiui
ountry say every day "Ask your
lotaer," or "I must ask my to
bout It first."
Nnthlne Is more conspicuous in
romen than good judgment and a
ease of Justice. Tne sister oi
.ugustus had more real character
i.n h.r hmther and Julius Caesar
nd Mark Anthony and any other
x men of her day all put together.
ThM ttITI lw nlentv of wor.'ten
a, th bench before long dt
DUbt It. And mere wiu do un
A reader sends this explanation
' rbrmui friehifnlnesi as lllus-
aied by the recent sinking of a
ssnltai sup ana ine Kuimgvoi
s&Tly an -en board..
Prussian brutality is not intend
l to frighten the enemy so much
; to rngnten tne iTussian sol
The Prussian officer marches
khlnd his men ready to shoot
rwn any deserter.
This keeps tne Prussian soiaier
bm running backward. But it
tes not keep him from giving
unself up as prisoner at the first
pportcnity, running away in
The Prussian idea Is to commit
ch horrible crimes as to terrify
9 Prussian soldiers with, their
rn vlleness, making them feel
lai they deserve to be murdered.
id will be murdered if the allies
An ingenious idea. Certainly
the allies demanded an eve for
. eye, no German prisoner taken
;ve would be kept alive long.
There b loud clamoring, "Help
Help Russia by all means if you
n and if she isn't beyond helo.
it don't tax American citizens to
V the bad itbts that Ruxtia
itt to munition epecwatort or
y other bad dtbtt.
What difference does it make
lich particular group of dream
i and incompetents call them
Ives the Russian government?
When a stockade filled with
Id elephants breaks and the
asts rush out, galloping and
impenng, tne wise thing is to
ind aside Kid let them cool off.
Russia, bicirer than this conn-
r, crazier than any country ever
is, and as regards government
rithout form and void" would
ie more than friendly words and
few hundred million dollars of
nerieac taxpayers' money to do
r. gooa. xou mignt as well use
ft bosd to nlucr ud the hole in
ttleship's armor plate.
Df course, it would be easy, and
some quarters comforting, to
it half a billion of the people's
mey, label it "for poor Russia,"
d let it settle into a strong box
nowhere near th mifh, nf
" oad and Wall streets. New York
But that lent the people's idea
helping" Russia," and It isn't
iVhen a man goes on a fearful
3anch and bcidna tn mm n
) thing, according to the police'.
to iei nun cooi on in his cell
' a while.
mat might be the kind of treat
nt for Russia, which certainly
m aa one, Brana, complete
Tthftrrr lorn imrM v4ft. .11 .t..
icy trimmings that flfr-
ids of socialism. anarchism
ipianlsm, KihUlsm could suggest.
ft Is said that if the United
itra doesnX right away, "help
soia uermany win get control,
nt let that excite you. The
orlte Indoor and outdoor sport
Russia Just now is shootlmr
issian officers sent to organize,
:lfr. eovern and exnloit nrinm
tlons of Russian territory
BRITISH TROOPS CAPTURE TOWN OF HAMEL
FRENCH PUSH BACK FOE MORE THAN MILE
America Joins Hands With All
Nations Dedicated to Free
dom in Observance of 142d
Anniversary of Independence
Tke ''action' of the paseaat
will hegta at O o'clock.
JLfter acclasf one, " to an
otaer location' to aec aa "action
repeated. Each will be rtren la
tall three tlmea.
The 0rat wUl'he Serbia, la
park below old Agricultural
Parade -rill forra la Twelfth
atrect at 7 ISO o'clock, to more
lata. feuaylraBla aveabe. and.
thence to the esat 'Capital Btepa.
The float tableau wUl bests,
on the east Capitol ateps at
America today, in the name of lib
arty, Justice, humanity, and democ
racy, joins bands with all liberty-
loring- nations of the world to cele
brate the birth of a new era, to be
baaed on a declaration of inter-de
At the same time Washing-ton, in
common with other leading- cities of
this country, will observe the 142d
anniversary of the alg-nlng- of the
Declaration of Independence of the
original Thirteen Colonies.
Today marks the fulfillment of the
hopes of the founders of this nation
in offering- a plan of Government
under which all liberty-loving- peo
ple can enjoy the best fruits of civil
ization. Allegiance Is Reaffirmed.
More than a score of nationalities
whose representatives hare adopted this
country as their own today publicly re
affirm their allegiance to the American
flag, which has protected them in the
(Continued on Fage 3, Column 1.)
ILL WITH PLAGUE;
AMSTERDAM, July 4. The out
break of Spanish Influenza Is spread
ing- in Germany, and it was reported
today that there were 80.000 patients
In Berlin 20,000 In hospitals and CO,'
000 in private homes.
Railway traffic at Dantxlg is at a
Officials at the King- of Saxony's
palace at Dresden are afflicted.
An epidemic of typhoid has broken
ont In the German army at Solssons.
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tle S9 orate; known evorrwhn; will not
tain bd clothes or wall paper; suaran
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Humor's floor Oil will oil your floor:
Irares a pollih nnlfh. ta emUnn. Pbono
Franklin ". Ill Pa. an. N. W. Drop
postal. CIom I p. m. ,
C. T. Hunter says:
"I have tried all the Wash
ington papers thoroaghly and
believe me, The Times brinirs
better results than all the
other papers combined.''
The above is a sample of
what Mr. Hunter has been
running in The Times.
Phone us your ads.
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In her characterization of "Democracy," the part she
will take in the tahlenn of "Democracy Triumphant"
She. will be the last leading character to appear on the
WAR COUNCIL TO
DECIDE COURSE OF
ACTION IN RUSSIA
The recommendations of the Inter
allied supreme war council will
largely govern President Wilson's
future course toward Russia, accord
ing to authoritative Information here
The council's report, if not already
here, is expected momentarily.
It Is known the council believes In
immediate action, though along what
lines can only be conjectured.
These facts developed from nign.
reliable sources today, and In the
wake of tidings that the Czecho
slovaks have absolute control of
To Outline rrosTram.
President Wilson is preparing to
make a statemsnt soon on the whole
He Is understood to have been
urged by the allies to avoid suggest
ing In his speech today any Russian
aid measures for the moment which
would bind the nation to a oennlto
policy In advance of the Interallied
These are understood to have been
due by July . Rumors had It that
they arrived yesterday afternoon or
last night. .
Chief of Staff March said: "There
Is nothing to be said about It. while
other War Department authorities
hinted broadly that the matter was
As outlined today, the probabilities
are that the nJlled representatives
will recommend Immpdiet" military,
economic, and flnanclal assistance to
.w. .t.ttPfiitir Rmslans flEhtlmr to
shake off Bclshevlk-German rule.
Soma authorities penevea me
United States will gle flnanclal and
.... .i.rii M in the Czecho-
Slovaks in Vladivostok and thus as
sist all loyal Russian factions lo rally
to their standards.
.. n,u.hn-Klnika are maklne
wonderful progress. They hold Vladi
vostok at the east end or me oiDenan
n.llav Tfcla waa arnmnllshed fcv
a pitched battle Sunday and Monda7
wherein the Slavs decisively defeated
the Red Guards, estimated to number
Huge stores of munitions and war
mai,ii,i ivit autv u.v. ,.. uw
Csecho-Slovaka are rsported in diplo
matic cables today to have lost only
a handful of men, while the Bolshe
vik! losses were exceedingly heavy.
The larger part of the Red Guards
are believed to have surrendered,
while the rest. Including German
forces, are retreating along the trani
Russian embassy advices state that
the Samara population hailed the
Slavs as saviors while similar de
monstrations among the antl-bolahe-vlkl
occurred at Omsk. Novo-Nlka-levsk
and Pensa, held by Slav armies.
Many diplomats here are anxious
to have the United States put In an
armed force even though It be small.
They would have this Join with Brit
ish, French, and Japanese forces to
back the valiant efforts of the
WIFE KILLED IN
Word today was received here that
Mrs. Charles Mc.Vary, wife of Sena
tor McN'ary of Oregon, was crushed
to death when an automobile In
which she was riding was hurled
over an embankment near Newberg,
Mrs McN'ary left Washington sevn
weeks ago to attend the funeral of
her mother at Sslrm, Ore., and was
on the way to the station to leave
for Wssblngton when the accident
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon
broke the news to Senator McNary,
following the receipt of a telegram
telling of the tragedy. Senator Mc
Nary leaves this afternoon for
Mrs. McNary was married to the
Senator In 1002 at Salem, where Mr.
McNary was a youni; lawyer. She
had been active In Washington so
cial circles since her arrival here In
1015, when Mr. McNary arrived to
fill the unexpired term of the lata
Several thousand persons of foreign birth or parentage, many
of whom do not speak the English, language, will tonight be among
those who witness the spectacular patriotic tableau on the east
Long before noon today thousands
of Washlngtonlans had taken the
electric railway to Mount Vernon to
hear President Wilson's message to
the world st 4 o'clock. It will be
delivered from the Tomb of Wash
ington to the diplomatic representa
tives of twenty-seven nations.
At noon the lines of people, many
of whom had been waiting for more
than an hour, extended from the of
fice of the Washington and Virginia
Electric Railway Company at Twelfth
street and Pennsylvania avenue north
west, to Thirteenth street.
In the crowd were men and women
of more nations than the casual ob
server would take time to count. Most
of them were adults, and there were
not a few soldiers. The crowd was
an unusual one by reason of the ab
sence of children.
How many thousands of people
were transported to Mount Vernon
before noon officials at the railroad
office were too busy and too tired to
estimate. Policemen kept the crowds
The Chief Executive will spesk be
fore the diplomatic representatives of
twenty-seven nations, each one of
which either lives under a form of
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
LOST AND FOUND
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or Mb ard L: Initial. I A. W. Reward If
returnod to lis L st. N. W. M
BJIOOCH-Cameo. at Orrat Falls or on ear
rttumlnr from Fmls. Phono CoL tnt-W. 14
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fawn: larce bead; wolnik appaaranco; had
collar on. ray nam. Reward, notify me.
APT. Ml. Faulkitone Courts. w
BTEOIPSKS At National Theater. Mond iv
p. ro. Boward. Col, mi. jj
OLOVB-niack auto. Friday nljht. Hawaii,
phono Main 1KB. Drench ICS. m
SUNDAT SCHOOL PIN-Oold- Inacrlbad
"Brethren:" lojt batwtrn Ith and Pa. avo.
8. K. and 7th and Laxtnston plaoe N. E.
UR8. L. DUUW, I0 D st. S. B. Howard. 4
(Continued CUutifitd Page.)
U. S. NAVY HAS 250
SHIPS, 43,000 MEN
LONDON, July 4. American naval
forces, .comprising 250 vessels and
41.000 men, are now in European
waters, operating in all areas from
the White Sea to the Adriatic, Ad
miral Sims declared In a speech to
day at the Anglo-American fellow
General Riddle, who also spoke, de
clared that we have ten million just
like the soldiers marching today in
various British cities who can be
brought over when needed."
"We now have In European waters
2S0 vessels, 3,000 officers, and 40,000
GETS YEAR IN JAIL
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. July 4. Dr.
David Roberts, former State veteri
narian, for the murder of whose wife
Grace Lusk, school teacher, is serv
ing nineteen years at the Waupan
penitentiary, has been sentenced to
one year In the penitentiary for his
part In the triangle which led to the
Dr. Roberts was convicted of tak
ing trips with Miss Lusk and having
registered at various hotels with her.
contrary to the State law. Pending
an appeal. Dr. Roberts Is at liberty on
NEW HONOR FOR PRESIDENT.
'"ARIS. July 4. President Wilson
may soon be given a new honor.
Andre Gent, syndic of the Pans mu
nicipal council, will propose at the
next moeUnoXcouncllora that Presi
dent Wilson be proclaimed a citizen
FLORENCE LUBENS NEWBOLD, '
Who 'will, take the part of "Humanity" in the tableau.
About her will be a group of happy, dancing children.
She will hear the appeal of another" group, who will
represent war-stricken Europe.
men serving in all areas from the
White Sea, to the Adriatic." Slma
said. i'DnjtuS the coming year,
three times 'the present destroyers
wllL'be- flghUnc with allies. More
than idd 'submarines will be la the
Th'ir submarine campaign has been
met by the allies' sinking submarines
faster than they can be built, and
building merchant ships faster than
they can be sunk. The submarine
warfare undoubtedly will be con
tinued to the end, but it cannot win
the war. 4
Kmanelpatlon of World.
"The significance of this day is
that It surely touches all the hearts
In America today, and henceforth its
observance will commemorate not
only our Independence, but the eman
cipation of all English-speaking
General BIddle said in part:
"Our soldiers are now stationed all
over England and Scotland. Some of
them are staying only a few days,
while others are receiving months'
training. Everywhere they have
found the same friendliness and gen
erosity. Cities, associations, and In
dividuals vie with each other to do
their best for the American soldiers.
All ot us feel deeply today's country
"We have ten million men, just like
the soldiers marching today, who can
be brought over when needed.
"America Is In the war to stay."
Bishop Offers Prayer.
The Bishop of London opened the
fellowship meeting with a prayer at
11:30, following the playing of Amer
ican patriotic music by the band of
the famous Cold Stream Guards.
Winston Churchill, British minis
ter of munitions, who Is half Amer
ican, made the principal speech. He
based his address on the Declaration
of Independence, quoting and analyz
ing passages applicable to the pres
ent situation, when the countries, re
united In friendship, are fighting side
by side for the liberty and independ
ence of states smaller than them
selves. "Germany must be downed,"
Churchill declared. "She must know
and feel that she Is downed. Their de
feat must be executed In facts which
will deter others."
Haig's Blow Struck on Four
Mile Front Nets Important
Galns-French Smash Fore
stalls Attack by' Germans.
British troops; this morn
ing captured the village of
Hamel in a powerful blor -
launched on a front of four
miles between the Somme
"We gained considerable
ground, advancing, our lines.
to--artJ!avmgef depart ffroda "
yards," sa'ys Haig's report v
Just prior to this import
ant success the Fter
smashed forward in two it-
tacks late, yesterday after
noon- on-a- -wide front be
tween .the (pise and the
Aisne. Wedges from half a.
mile to a mile deep were
driven into the German fines
and a number of prisoners
One of these, attacls -araS
launched just as the foe pre
pared to strike. More than
1,600 prisoners were taken
REPORTED BY HAIG
LONDON, .July At
tacking on a front of nearly
four miles between Vfllers
Bretonneux and the Somme,
the British "gained consid
erable ground," the British
war office announced to
neux and the Somme, we
captured the village of Ham
el and advanced our line an
average depth of 2,000
yards," the statement said.
Hamel is about midway
and the Somme and five
miles directly east of Am
iens. American troops have.
been in action at Hangard-en-Santerre,
south of Villers-Bretonneax.
FRENCH GAIN MUE
ON 3-MTLE FRONT .
PAEIS, July 4. Frcnck.
forces smashing between the
Oise and the Aisne in two atr
tacks yesterday afternoon ad--vanced
a mile on a three-mila
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