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Br ARTHUR BRISBANK.
"Know thyself." said the un
dent "Know what it is that governs
you and dontrols you," says the
modern wise man.
Will some new Professor James
kindly dissect the psychology of
wealth ruling power of this twen
Tell us, please, psychologist of
' wealth, why a dead hero is so
much less interesting to wealth
than a lire politician?
When John Purroy Mitchel was
alive, running for office, wealth
without urging raised a fund of
two millions to make certain his
election as mayor of New York.
The two millions DIDN'T do the
work, but there was no difficulty
getting the money.
John Purroy Mitchel, anxious to
serve his country, died a "heroic
death. One newspaper, the World,
says "let's build a grand monu
ment to this hero." Another news
paper, the New"TTork Times, says
"by all means let us do it"
After urging and struggling for
many days, a few paltry thou
sands are with difficulty scraped
together. It becomes necessary to
Teach as far as Chicago and per
suade Julius RosenwaM, who gives
to everything, to come across one
thousand miles with one thousand
Bow can we explain the psychol
ogy of the wealth mentality that
voluntarily gives millions to make
the right man mayor and can't be
goaded into giving a few thou
sands to make a hero's memory
Wolfs comet is seen by Green
wich Observatory. Soon well all
' see it. Once each an -announce-ment
would 'have created excite
ment. Armies, fearing the comet,
might have stopped fighting as
two gredt armies stopped and
went home because of an eclipse.
In this skeptical day of subma
rine, flying machine, poison .gas,
fighters told of a comet only say,
"Oh, is that so?" and go on fight
ing. A comet 'is like a long-tailed
firefly, traveling a regular jour
ney inside of a big room that
room being our solar system. We
know all about comets; they have
lost our respect.
But they are interesting trav
eling more than a million miles a
day, sonic of them with tails two
hundred million miles long some,
like Bailey's comet, coming back
to visit us once in seventy-seven
This one discovered by the Ger
man astronomer Wolf, of Heidel
berg, goes on a long journey that
lasts sixty thousand years.
What did the earth look like
when that comet was here last
time? What will this earth be
when the Wolf comet returns sixty
thousand years from now?
, If the Kaiser had asked himself
that question four or five years
ago he might also have asked him
self this one: "What's the use of
my starting a retail murder cam
paign in such a wholesale universe
A comet travels a million miles
a day for sixty thousand years,
and stays in one little corner of
creation all the time.
That thought should make even
a Hohenzollern mistrust his cosmic
If any spirit lives in that comet,
sent by Divine will on a journey
of inspection to the outer edge of
our system and back, like a police
man on his beat, the spirit proba
bly says as it passes near us
only a hundred and sixty-four mil
lion miles away "poor little
brutes. Still fighting down there,
I see. No use making any report
about them. They are not worth
War news from Europe is good
as usual. Education is always slow,
but autocratic brutality is learn
ing what its relations, the saber
tooth tiger and the mammoth
learned, that brute force is a pass
ing thing not strong enough to
Plague news from Europe is as
important as war news. j
Five hundred a day are dying of
cholera in Petrograd. And the dis
ease is cpreading. Nature does
not like wars and murders too long
When Europe was always at
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P. F. CARLEY,
617 E St N. W.
.The business broker,
in The TIMES Busi-
Column. He reports
that from his last ad
he made four im
portant sales. If you
have a business to sell
phone an ad to The
BQI WQI Be Mailed
AMERICANS TAKE TWO
MORE TOWNS. FOE ON
d. c. WOMEN
TO RGHT PLAN
With more than one hundred per
sons present, the hearing on the ap
plication of milk dealers for a "re-'
taxation" of milk regulations, so that
uninspected milk nja -be shipped lntj
the District, was begun at the Dis
trict building- this afternoon.
Commissioner Brownlow. In .opening
the' hearing read a letter from Capt.
W. C Derolnsv speaking for the sur
geon-general of the army.
Captain Demlng wrote that any re
laxation in the safeguarding of the
milk supply would be a retrogressive
movement; that it was especially Im
portant at this time in Washington
to maintain the high standard of
milk. Inasmuch as many young per
sons had been added to those already
here who are susceptible to diseases
Itduced by impure milk.
Dr. Wiley Present.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, the food ex
pert, was present. Almost the entire
District milk department, many citi
zens, men and women, and Daniel W.
Baker.. representing the Dairymen's
Association, strongly opposed a
change In the rules. Commissioner
Brownlow asked C W Darr. attor
ney for the milk men who want the
rules "relaxed," to submit a request
in writing as to what changes are
M. . O'Brien, speaking for the pe
titioning milk dealers, asked the
Commissioners to do away with the
tubercular tests on milk. O'Brien
said that a number of the milk deal
ers sending milk Into the District
were doing so without permits.
Dr. Fowler, health officer, said that
only 33 of the entire 1,200 were doing
that, and that they had been doing
so only three months.
None or the milk distributers who
favor letting down the bars against
Impure and uninspected milk axe tell
ing in advance what arguments they
will offer In favor of their stand, but
It has been learned that their chief
contention will be based on figures
showing thatmilk producers are kill
ing cows, that Washington Is facing
a milk shortage, and that radical
steps must be taken now to insure an
adequate milk supply tor the District.
The arguments offered in opposi
tion to the distributers' contentions
are expected to Include the proposal
that It Is better to put Washington on
"milk rations" limit adults to a spe
cified quantity of milk a day and
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Baseball players are included In the
work or fight order. Secretary of War
Baker ruled today.
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LONDON, July 19. The
Carpathia was torpedoed
four times by a German
submarine on Wednesday
and sank with the loss of
five seamen, it was learned
here this afternoon.
The Carpathia was in
the British, transport ser
vice, having been taken
over from her owners the
The liner was outward
bound when destroyed.
The ship was "attacked
In the morning and sank in
45 minutes. There were
When the vessel was at
tacked the seamen and pas
sengers remained cool and
there was no panic.
The survivors have all
scores of survivors from
the Titanic when tbat
leviathan was sunk by nn
iceberg on April 14, 1912.
ABERDEEN'. Md , July 10. That
the man he had befriended shot him
to death after ordering hlra from his
home wan the dying statement to
day of Major John R. King, of
Brooklyn, in the military hospital
Charles H. Johnson, who was ar
rested and subsequently released on
J10.000 bail, has been rearrested and
Is held in Jail at Belair. the -ounty
seat of Harford county, without ball.
Miss Esther Osborn, Vho was a
member of the Johnson household, and
who was In the house when the shoot
ing occurred, haa feared for John
son well being on account of the
Increasing violence of his temper for
some time, she told neighbors recent
ly. She desired to get a room else
where on account of it, according to
Johnson wa working In Wilming
ton, Del . seen day. and is said to
have told friends that his work as
paymaster of the Baltimore Dredging
and Construction Company waa tiring
him and making him extremely ner
vous. His act Is believed to have been
without other motive than temper be
cause he thought .Major king too
dictatorial In his home and because
Mrs. Johnson was solicitous on ac
count of the army officer's welfare
while a resident of their home.
According to statements. King had
befriended Johnson when the latter
lost his position as cashier of the First
National Bank of Aberdeen by secur
ing for him a position with the Mary
land Dredging and Construction Com
pany. Suffering from a bullet wound In the
abdomen. Major King was removed to
the military hospital Wednesday
In his last statement, made Just be
fore he passed away last night ha
TOKYO, July 19. The Jap
anese cabinet has decided to in
tervene in Siberia, the news
paper,, Asabi declared today,
following a meeting of the cabi
American plans foe. "business
army" In Russia, with a. cdnMaerable
military protective force, are moving
Dispatches frm Tokyo today indi
cated that Japan has approved the
plan. The other allies already had
done so. The aid to Russia will be
economic, while American. Japanese,
and a few British and French troops
will constitute a force to Join with
the Czecho-Slovacs already In Siberia.
These forces will not be combative,
but merely protective. It Is believed
that the Russians will rally1 quickly
about the allied force and eventually
will resume strong hand In bat
tling German Influence and military
That there may be so misunder
standing of the allied purposes, a
corps of "educators" will be sent Into
Siberia ahead of the expedition.
These men will establish offices
throughout the country and set forth
in the Russian language what Amer
ica proposes to do to help and why.
assuring the Russian people that no
selfish motives are behind the allied
Selection of men for the economic
mission is progressing. To permit of
these men arranging their business
affairs before going, however, consid
erable time must be allowed, and It
Is unlikely the mission will set un
der way before the latter part of
August or September
NEW YORK, July 13 The reeks
kill Hat Company, of Pcrksklll. N Y .
and II. D. Tarmalee & Co.. of Newark
N. J., were fined $7,600 each today by
Federal Judge Manton for profiteer
ing. They were convicted of supply ma
terial for the manufacture of soldiers'
hats Inferior to that specified In their
In connection with the same eases,
two civilian employes of the army
quartermaster's department, Peter
Duffy and Arthur Ullson, were sen
tenced to eighteen months in Atlanta
prison for passing the Inferior mate
rial SINKING SUBS FASTER
THAN BUILDING PACE
PARIS. July IB. "We are sinking
submarines faster than Germany can
build them." Ceorges Lcyguef.
French minister of marine, declared
In an Interview published here today.
"During some months we destroyed
three times the output.''
BEL PEALS VICTORY
PHrLADELPHIA. July 19 Hun
dreds of Philadelphlans stood with
heads bared at Independence Hall at
noon today while the bell in the his
toric tower pealed continuously for
fifteen minutes In celebration of vic
tory of American arms in France
Joseph Forthonme. a Belgian war
refugee, waa first to pull the bell rope.
2 FIRtVIS FINED FOR
ARMY HAT FRAUDS
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The dotted line indicates the approximate front of attack when
the allied forces resumed their drive at dawn today. The territory
between the solid black line and the dotted line was won yesterday
when the Franco-Americans smashed ahead on the twenty-eight-mile
front from Fontenoy, northwest of Soissons, on the north to Belleau,
northwest of Chateau-Thierry, on the south. Latest dispatches fail to
give the extent of today's gains.
RAINBOW AND NEW ENGLAND
DIVISIONS ARE THE UNITS
The "Rainbow" and New England
divisions are the complete American
divisions now battling the Germans
In the great Franco-American offen
sive, members of tho House Military
Committee were told by Chief of Staff
Parts of eight American divisions
r ere engaged In the fighting earlier
in the week that resulted In checking
the Germans drive on the Marne.
Iij addition to the two divisions
now engaged, many other American
troops are brigaded with the French
In the offensive action.
War Department officials told the
committee members that it is believed
the present offensive would not strike
a serious snag until th Germans are
driven back to one of their old trench
Hnst Shell Foe Oat.
While officials do not state the of
fensive will stop there, they predict It
will be necessary to shell the Ger
mans out before further progress can
ha made. The committee also was
told that the present fighting relieves
materially the danger of Paris.
"There Is no doubt that the Ger
mans started on offensive In hope if
getting nearer Paris or perhaps tak
ing It." one committeemen saldvaftei
the conference. "Instead of getting
nearer, they have now been pushed
much further back."
!Vot Dig Drive.
Army officials also took the view
that the present drive Is not th'e main
allied offensive which. It has been
generally understood. would be
launched early "next year. The drive
now under way Is described as "an
extremely strong counter offensive "
The committee was told that ap
proximately 00,000 men had been ship
ped to France In the last week, mak
ing nearly 1,200,000 men In France or
Seven hundred and thirty-three De
Havlland bombing planes have been
delivered to date and 423 shipped, the
committee was told.
rive hundred and thirty-seven Lib.
erty motors have been shipped abroad
and a number of American-made aev-enty-flve-mllllmeter
'The rumor was crentfin of
ficial and dipldmaticcircles Ms 'af
ternoon that Soissons had fallenlbe
fore the Franco-American drive.
Thirty thousand Germans
have been captured, official re
ports to the War Department
PARIS, July 19, 4 p. m. The allies
have taken the initiative and the Ger
mans are on the defensive everywhere,
an official statement issued by the allied
high command, (declared this afternoon.
"Vie are taking the initiative and
the enemy is on the defensive every
where," the statement said.
"Franco-American forces are exert
ing great pressure on the enemy salient
betweenf-Montdidier and Rheims. West
of the latter the most interesting move
ment is happening.
"South of the Ourcq, American
troops, occupying Courchamps and
Priez, seem able to envelop Neuilly-St
"The number of prisoners and guns
surpasses our fondest hope.
"Premier Clemenceau watched
battle near Soissons."
This is the first announcement that
the Americans have added Priez to their
long list of captured towns. Priez is two
miles directly north of Courchamps and
eight miles northwest of Chateau
Thierry. Neuilly-St. Front is a town of
about 2,000 population, three miles due
north of Priez.
The advanced position of the Ger
man forces in the Chateau-Thierry re
gion is rapidly becoming jeopardized.
Allied advances from west and south
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