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Dead at 147.
Watch Japan and Learn.
A Race for Berlin.
By ABTHUB BRISBANE.
Good news continuing on the
war front to which we are ac
customed, it becomes necessary
now o turn toward the East and
watch the new war moon risins
' Very soon, no doubt, Japan will
1 ne showinjt the world what SHE
t can do in war. Russia and China
j faow already it did not take
. them lone to learn.
Germany has the information
it far off.
Across Lake Baikal will come
the Japanese, raising troops as
they move along through Russia.
The wise Bolshevik!, aware that
whatever their specialty may be,
it is NOT fijrhtinsr, are moving
away from Moscow, taking with
them their big reserve store of
gold. They seem to have been
sufficiently practical to hold on
It is easy to guess with what
enthusiasm the Japanese will
fight, with all their white broth
ers looking on and admiring.
The glory of being first into
Berlin would appeal strongly to
the Mikado, no .doubt, especially
as the Kaiser sent him insulting
messages about what he would do
to Japan after finishing with
the allies. Finish with the allies
has turned out to be a somewhat
Plenty of glory for Japan, if she
goes ahead with her usual energy
and success. And many things
rtore Rubstantitl than glory. For
Siberia wuld give her rich lands
in which to expand and give her
crowded population a chance. And
who could say fairly if the Jap
anese were first to reach Unter
iJen Linden that she must go all
je way back and keep nothing?
j Plenty of interesting possibilities
m that great forward movement of
flapan for this generation and for
!This is the week set apart by
the President in honor of General
Pershing for the buying of war
I You know the patriotic reason
. for buying war stamps. Do you
know the practical reasons?
. Po .you know that in the Argen
tine Republic, where patriotism
has nothing to do with it. the war
, stamps of the United States are
. bought eagerly by fathers and
, mothers for their children because
j they are the best SAFE invest
' jaent that the world -offers?.
Atiook of stamps growing stead-,
fly is many things in one.
It is a book of patriotism.
It is an education in thrift for
the child that -will be valuable
when you are gone.
Get war stamps for your chil
dren. Let the children understand
the growth- of the stamps' value
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interest; and you start your child
on the road to independence.
The Rev, William JIasces, a
colored preacher, died this week,
having lived 147 years. His ex
traordinary and accurate memory
of revolutionary days In the
United States convinced man; that
he was not mistaken as to his age.
Other men and women, a few,
have lived as Ions.
The day will come, undoubtedly,
when the AVERAGE age or the
normal man will be about 140.
For, like other mammals, men
should live at least ten times the
age at which they reproduce the
When civilized, fully developed
men reach the normal age of 140
they will probably spend the first
seventy years doing their share of
work on this planet and studying
things here. The last seventy
years, presumably, will be spent in
study or the universe outside of
this little earth.
Modern half-civilized men work
hard when they are young, then
save money to travel in foreign
lands when they are old.
Civilized men of the future will
do their traveling through the
telescope, for this little earth will
be known and cease to be exciting.
Later, of course, when we get
ont of our planetary childhood, our
neighbors in space will talk to us
and consider it preposterous if
you like libraries of the future
will contain oouna volumes oi
very interesting correspondence
between the inhabitants of this and
other planets. We shall not al
ways be limited to the letters of
Madame de Sevigne or the moraliz
ing of Marcus Aurellus. The fact
that T"" has always wanted to fly
was sufficient proof that one day
he would fly. The fact that every
body wants to talk to the .other
planets Is proof that some day the
talking will be done.
Concerning the colored preacher
who lived to be 147, however, this
may be said for the comfort of
those that die young: It doesn't
matter how long you live. What
matters is how much you live.
A turtle from the Galapagos
Islands lives to be 900 years old
At the end he has seen less of life
than the eighteen-month-old baby
that has gone through the intel
lectual excitement of learning how
Columbus, when he saw land;
Newton, when his original calcula
tions on the power of gravitation
worked out accurately: Wright,
when his machine flew, and Archi-
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hath tub and ran naked down the
-street Wltn -ne new iocs in nis
Fair tonight and to
morrowi mdrate tem
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temperature en Angnst
IS for tae lst thirty
Tears, 74 degrees.
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ALLIES ENCIRCLING GERMANS
''Say Hisdenbarz, WeWe
'Set 'There Is -Tod-tar
WITH THE BIUTISH ARMY ON
THE PICARDY FRONT, Aug. 16w
"Metal shoals' have become common
In Germany. Graves are pillaged for
precious metals. Lead is stripped
from coffins. Jewelry Is ripped from
bodies. The seriousness of the Ger
man metal shortage has brought
about precarious pursuits.
The shortage of metal Is shown by
the conditions of the villages recap
tured by the British In their recent
drive. Officers report that vaults in
the cemetery at Jdezleres have been
broken into and the lead stripped
from the coffins.
Prisoners admit talcing- Jewelry
from the bodies.
At Calx, a dump several kilometers
In extent, was found full of mate
rial, including lead stripped from the
bouses. The Germans have nightly
been bombing this dump In an at
tempt to destroy the material which
they were forced to abandon in their
The demoralization marking the re
treat of the German armies is force
fully shown in the chaos they leave
behind. Everywhere there are signs
proving unmistakably the ferment of
the Teuton mind.
Batteries sre abandoned, maps and
charts and Important papers are scat
tered here and there. Boots and
other personal effects are abandoned
In the wild exodus.
ROME CHEERS RUSSELL
ROUE, Aug. 10- Charles Edward
Russell, one of the leaders of the
American pro-war Socialist delega
tion, was enthusiastically cheered by
thousands of Italian workingmen
whom he addressed here.
To an Amsrican Socialist war is
odious, but we cannot afford to loe
our liberties and we are helping the
working peoples of the crntral em
plres to gain their liberties," de
j-.. TifAWfilnv. nrA-tlrlln--" fTnm-
mlssloner of the District, returned to
his office today after a three weeks'
vacation at ucean uur. -aa.
mind, all lived more in a few sec
onds than the average centenarian
lives in a hundred years.
Death is one of the best, most
useful, and absolutely necessary
institutions. For it wipes off the
slate and starts ss over again.
The majority of men do not live
long, because they are not fit to
live long. The second period of
seventy years would be wasted.
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GRAVES FOR META
Published riT evening (Incl-dlnc Sunday)
Enter- sec-na-clax. metier st the pest-
ofnee at Wa-hlnt-, D. C.
A VICTORY OF
tOanrricbt: ISIS: John J. -CsC-tiS-M-ul
Gut. to Bare a Victory, Mighty Qmick.
"There Bladeabargl Thexp Are DiMcalties."
Much to-Prereat a Great Victory
When Kathleen Burgess
'Tm going to be a good girl.
I feel so sorry for Mrs. Werres,
the wife of the man who was
killed. My only sorrow is for
her.'1 KATHLEEN BUR
GESS, acquitted of murder of
"Jastice was not done. 1
blame Mrs. Burgess as much as
I blame the two soldiers who
beat my husband to death."
MRS. WERRES, widow of man
killed by two soldiers, who were
with Mrs. Burgess.
Freed of the charge of murder by
twelve men who deliberated only
three minutes before returning a ver
dict of not guilty, Mrs. Kathleen Bur
gess, seventeen .ears old, who has
been on trial for the killing of John
P. Werres, Washington Jitney driver,
left her cell in Alexandria county Jail
this morning and returned to her
home in I-aurel, Md. This Is what she
"I am going to follow the Judge's
advice and be a good girl. I am go
ing to start life anew, and prepare a
home for my baby that is to be born.
I am going to work and face the
world without fear I am Innocent,
and I have been acquitted. For Mrs.
Werres, the widow of the poor man
who was killed, I feel so sor-y. My
sorrow for her Is the only sorrow I
feel today, ray first day of freedom
since this awful thing"
Mrs. Werres flrst heard of the ver
dict this morning at her little home
at 2710 Bladensburg road northeast.
She wept when told that Mrs. "Bur
gess had been freed, and seemed to
be on the verge of a nervous break
down. This Is what -he said:
"Justice was not done. To free
Mrs. Burgess was not Justice. The
trial was a waste of money to the
State of Virginia. Mrs. Burgess could
have prevented Charles Gamble and
Robert Newman from killing my hus
band. For not preventing the mur
der I blame her as much as I blame
the two soldiers who beat my hus
band to death. Mrs. Burgess played
on the sympathy of the Jury and now
they have set her free.
"The murder left me with a slx-yesj-old
boy. God! Sometimes 1
wish that I didn't have to raise him
In a world where there is no Justice.
Only jesterday he asked me where
his father was and wanted to know
who was to make his toys for Christ
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to Restart Oar MonUr
by TaUag Petrogndr
SHERIFF IS KILLED:
TUSCAIJOSA. Ala, Aug. IS. Sheriff
P. JL Watts was killed and Deputy
Sheriff Verner Robertson was serious
ly wounded yesterday by Doc Bing
ham, alleged moonshiner, about eight
miles north of this place. A posse Is
searching the mountains for the mur
derer. Bingham Is said to have opened Are
as the sheriff and his deputy, accom
panied by two Federal officers, ap
proached him en the public highway.
The sheriff died at the first shot, his
breast filled with buckshot. The
deputy was struck in the shoulder by
the second shot.
The revenue officers opened Are
upon Bingham, but he managed to
reach the bills.
PARIS, Aug. 16. One million nve
hundred and twenty thousand Ger
mans have been killed during the en
tire v.ar. Marcel Hutln. military
writer of the Echo de Paris, declared
The enemy's total losses in killed,
wounded, and missing, he estimated,
amount to 6,000.000. of which a" big
percentage were wounded and have
been sent back Into the lines
From March to June 120.000 Ger
mans were killed, Hutln said, while
the number of killed in the last eight
weeks has exceeded this Hgure.
RAILWAY SAYINGS GROW
Savings effected in operation of na
tional railways in the Northwest re
gion since the Government took con
trol of the roads totaled ?45.0.352.
according to announcement by the
railroad administration today.
In the reduction of passenger train
service alone more thsn 20,000,000
was saved By elimination of dunll-
cate service In the handling of freight
economies .oiaiiug -,,uuu were
LOST AND FOUND
CAMEO UBOOCH One dark brown. Wed
nesday nlsnt, on IJtn -trcet nar Colum
bia road or Columbia road near Ontario
road, valued for Ita aaaoelallona It-vra- t
If returned to Apt. 45. rulrord, 2SII nth
at K. W. 1.17. "
DOO Black ekT Spaniel. Itrturn It
Bast Lennox it . Chevy Uhaae. -laryland
Reward Cler nil j;,Ju
EVEOtASSES In raa. loat A or. lTTl""r
near Waah. Loan & Trnit Bids , reward
DOO Btrared er atolen Friday. Anr. t
male white Cuban poodle, partly clipped'
pet to little boy neward If returned to
Mrs C V Rapp. li 4Ilt at. H. w.. or
phone Clev 1IH-J 1.17
(Continued on ClatHfltd Paget.)
GERMAN TOTAL LOSS
AMSTERDAM, Aug16, The
Bolshevik! have fortified and taken
refuge in Kremlin at Moscow, said a
dispatch from that city today.
The entrances are commanded try
guns and large stores of food and
other supplies have been aeenma
The Kremlin Is a great castle in
the middle of Moscow.- occupying
hill on the bank of the Moskva. It
is surmounted by twenty-one towers
and there are five gateways leading
LONDON, Aug. 18. German troops
are In Petrograd. In strong force.
With, the power of the Lenlne-Trot-
zky government declining dally, the
Kaiser has set afoot a scheme tor
re-establishment of the monarchy In
A new eastern 'front, more to the
east than the sresent boundary of
German occupation. Is likely to be
jlla-t4latBe prooeM "tt-the TMrw
Graan eastern scoem.
Dr. David Soaklco, whose know!
edged of conditions in Russia sur
passes that of almost any man out'
side his disrupted homeland, said:
-The downfall of the Bolshevik!,
due to the rising tide of the Russian
Socialists and Liberals, if not already
accomplished, is certainly an event
which cannot be long delayed.
"The German government has taken
note of the lmpossslblllty or its uoi
shevlk allies continuing In power.
The removal of the German embassy
from Moscow Is a clear Indication
that Germany probably on the ad'
vlea of bersew ambassador. Dr. Belt
ferlch has resolved not to put any
more money on the wrong horse.'
"In Petrograd a great number of
German soldier? and officers already
have been concentrated. Borne put
the number as high aa 100,000."
. FIGHT IN RUSSIA
Battling against JBermans, Austri
ansS and Bolshevik!, small allied
-armies are penetrating corners of
Russia today, valiantly seeking to
save the people from oppression by
the common enemy.
Without a pre-determlned program
upon which to operate, these forces
British, American, French. Japanese,
Italian and Crecho-Slovak constitute
the world's most dramatis "opportun
British forces have crossed the Cas
pian and reached Baku, center of
southern Russia's oil fields.
Allied forces in northern Russia are
100 miles south of Archangel and still
Regulars at Vladivostok.
American regulars have re-enforced
allied troops In Vladivostok in prep
aration for activity In eastern Russla.
Czech-Slovaks are battling along
the Volga river.
British forces, crossing the Caspian
w . mvxnrt mA (n h,v, InnrfAfi and
-!-, h rt,itr riwfennea of Baku.
are expected to see hard fighting be
fore native troops there give up this
prize, which the Germans have had
their crafty eyes on for some time.
Military officials today applauded the
feat of the valiant British force which
was compelled to fight Its way over
tho mountainous country of northern
Persia from Bagdad 700 miles away.
Turkish troops at Batoun. however,
are preparing to advance on Saku, ac
cording to reports here, and German
contingents probably will accompany
From Baku the allies, if opportunity
affords, csn operate in southern Rus
sls. joining forces with the Don Cos
sacks, who have been lighting the
Ceded to Turkey.
Under the Brest Lltovsk treaty
much territory in the region of Baku
was ceded to the Turks. Armenians,
1 -., fmivht fcltfrlv and the cltv
has changed hands several times in
the fighting auring me spring uu
T,. T--nnv and Tilrlcev want
Baku for its oil and also becsuse of
its proximity to the maia frontier.
Bolshevlkl in Northern Russia
meanwhile are fleeing before the al
lies' expedition, operating out or
Archangel. Marching along the rail
road to Vologda, the allied troops
have progressed 100 miles or more,
fighting Lenine's troops all ulong the
!W i , ass
AUGUST 16, 1918.
Boehn, Retreat Specialist.
PARIS, Aug. 16.-Gier-J Hans Vo Botjba, the
Genxwn 'retreat sped-ditt," has been appointed to the
supreme German comaand oh the Som.ee frost.
The newspapers believe that this change m the
Gennan con-mancT is highly- sigmficaat.
The Gennan withdrawal north of A-fcert is loeket.
upon as the first application of his tactics.
FIND NEW CLUE
Sc hours after fourteen-year-old
va Roy waa aasaulted, strangled 'to
death add tied to a tree with, a belt
from her dress near Burke Station. In
Fairfax county, a man past middle
age stopped at the horns of Carl Ike,
ten miles away and pointing at noth
ing in particular, draw his nana
across his forehead and said:
"Just look over there In these
bushea at that girl that haa been
murdered. Ia't she prettyf
The man went on his way. The
two sons of Carl, with whom he was
talking, laughed at him and told him
he was "nutty.". They knew nothing
of the murder 'of Eva Roy at that
Tkcaght Story Jake.
Thinking they had a good Joka c-n
stranger, they told the story to
others la the community and finally
their father went last night to Fair
fax courthouse and' reported the
natter' to Sheriff 7. p. -U!on and
others who are trylngt to-laavel the
mystery surroHB-tor the diath ofthe
&: T. faT.aeieviM Il? ,
man wis -crazy with . aeaw." It
was not until they had learned of the
killing of the glr! that they, attached
any significance to the statement.
Tho stranger cam from the direc
tion of Burke Station to their farm.
near Woodbright, they said. Ha stop
ped and began talking about a mur
dered girl and seemed peeved when
they laughed at him and told him
there was no murdered girl in the
bushes he Indicated.
Mr. Ike promised the sheriff ha
would shortly bring his sons to Fair
fax court house to give their story of
This new development In the ease
Is considered favorable to Lou Hall,
the young woodcutter held In the
Fairfax county Jail accused of the
When found the body was tied to a
tree, the belt about the neck being
tied in such a manner that had there
been no other marks it might have
beeft thought to be a case of suicide.
Only a man mentally deranged
would have adopted such a plan. It Is
said by Hall's friends. Just such an
act. they declared, would seem prob
able If the crime was committed by
An effort will be made to learn
whether or not the stranger with the
hallucination told the same story to
others in the vicinity of Woodbrldge.
All plumbing work on the new
Army and Navy building. Seventeenth
and B streets northwest Is at a stand-
w.tit w11..Ihw. wIM.nllw hlvn
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one of the stewards on the Job and a
Government timekeeper every plumb
er laid down his tools .esterday
afternoon and refused to work longer.
The difficulty arose through a dis-
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a steward concerning the lunch hour.
and the piumoers aeiernune- m i--u
by their leader.
J. E McDonald, business agent for
local No. 5, Plumbers and Gasfltters'
Union, stated today that his organ
ization had not called the strike.
"The matter has not been brought
to my attention officially," he said.
.i7n.w,t tr th.- la friction be
tween our stewards and one of the
timekeepers the men win noi r,
..tl ,t.. f.l.tliin t- relieved It is
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a question for the Government to
decide, and the union has not been
railed In tho matter at all." McDon
According to officials or me union
them wera anoroxlmately 173 plumb
ers at work on the Job. The con
tract is one or tne largest --i un
dertaken in this city and the work
has been done on a rush basis. The
Government Is urgently in need of
the new buildings to house bureaus
.....4 in t.wr4ii-,w war matters.
and the walkout Is bring investi
gated by officials of we "- -u
U. S. CHAPLAINS BLESSED
nnxu? Airt- in Pone Benedict has
received Manager James . Connolly,
of New York, Vicar-General of the
American Army and Navy Chaplains,
who remained with the i-oniirc tor
He received the papal blessings for
the American Chaplains In France.
N ROY SLAYING
PLUMBERS ON U. S.
BUILDING JOB QUIT
AN ATTANTIC PORT. Aug. 11
The Brazilian motor ship Xadgredo
was torpedoed and sunk without
warning somewhere off the Atlantic
coast yesterday, according to twenty
two survivors who reached here this
The --adgredo was a vessel of 1V-S8
tons. There was no loss of life.
Ths Navy Department this after
noon had not received ofSetal con
firmation of the reported stoklag of
the Sra-wllan. motor ship -d-u-giede.
The department, had received the re
port of the Brazilian steamer- Guara
tuba, which saw ths torpedeteg of
the British steamer Peaistoas, but
which itself eseaped the a-itaaktea;
NAYY OEARS USES
Increased aetlTrfy ot the navy aeeaajf'
the wft.tlan.t- cet tare
make, an eaS e Gerass-t
scene of the sakMr
Dorothy Barrett eS Caps "
naval oStlclala today. pCleial jsaerts,
declared that bombs ware dropped on
the spot within a few yards of bab
bles, which presumabry cam -Tenths
submarine. .Depth bombs wars
dropped and mine sweepers' moved
around searching for possible mlaes
left k the. TT.hnat
It U believed that as the ra-rrts
and methods of U-boat operations be
come mors familiar to naval o
manders, increasing' success win be
achieved in dealing-with them.
D-BOAT SINKING DOUBTED
No report of the supposed
of a German submariner by an Ame-.-
can chaser was' in the hands of the
Navr Denartment today.
Officials ware Inclined to view ths
rumor with reserve, on the assump
tion that If the crew of the chaser
had good reason to believe they had
succeeded in destroying ens of the
raiding U-boats, a report would have
been made to the Navy Department
A hint that the proposed new draft
ages of eighteen to forty-five may be
still further extended or the deferred
classes entered before the .war Is
won, was given by General March,
chief "of staff, testifying before the
Senate Military Committee.
"It Is not beyond the range of pos
sibilities that this Congress will have
to authorize the Invasion of other
classes in order, to carry the work.
through." March is Quoted as saying
In testimony made public today.
"The United States Is going to see
this thing through. The way that we
can win is to put the greatest num
ber of men over there that we can.
Hardships! Every one will have hard
ships. No man can go into war with
March made it clear that there Is
little possibility of France or England
greatly Increasing their armies. Re
plying to a question of Senator KIrby
regarding the strength of England
and France. March replied:
"The only way that Germany can
be whipped Is by America going into
this thing with her whole strength,
The allies have a superiority in man
power on the western front today for
the first time, because American
troops are there In large numbers."
NEGRO DIES, AGED 147
NEW YORK. Aug. 16. Claiming to
have been 147 years old, William
Maslos, a negro, who said he was a
preacher, died soon after being ad
mitted to Bellevue Hospital, suffering
from pneumonia, arterio sclerosis and
He 'answered all questions put to
htm by the physicians about Revo
lutionary .times, and his answers were
so intelligent mat tne nospuai au
thorities put him on record as being
of that age, the oldest patient ever
admitted to the hospital.
He said Uncle Sam was about to
bring the draft age up to forty Ave.
but that be could give away a hun
dred years and still be over the draft
age. Neighbors say he waa born in
Richmond, Va., In 1771.
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tXWOH. Ass. 18w British troeea
are slowly encircling Albert. Fleia
Marshal Halg reported today. Th
British have crossed the Anere on a
wide front to the northward. Fur
ther progress south of Albert also
"During the night we advanced
allghtly northeast of Iforlaneonrt
(three miles south of Albert). ths
statement said. "A hostile attack on
one post here was repulsed after
"-wOeal lighting also occurred along
the northeastern outskirts or Thlep
val Wood (three miles north and east
of Albert), where our patrols crossed
to the left bank of the Ancre.
"Further north our patrols pro
greased between Beaueourt-sur-Ancre
(five miles north of Albert) and Pul
sleux (three miles north and east of
"Hostile artillery increased its ac
tivity south of the Somme and be
tween the La Bassee Canal and
Tprea." (The latter area Includes
the whole Flanders salient,)
The French are "nibbling" their
way through Thlescoust massif, en
deavoring to envelop La-signy from
Belval. said a dispatch from the
Reuter correspondent on the French
The Thlescourt massif commands!
both Noyon and Lasslgny. h
Maa-Power At Ebb.
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN
FRANCE. Aug. 16. The entire Ger
man army appears to be in a state of
Appointment of General von Boehra
Is corroborative of a reported com
plete change of policy. Hitherto
crown princes and dukes have been
named as commanders, save In unim
Further evidence of trouble behind
the German lines is seen in a cap
tured order signed by General von
Ludendorff. saying that the German
man-power situation necessitates an
other drastic combing out, and the
sending of every possible cook, clerk.
etc.- into active service, replacing
them with broken-down and aged
FRENCH GET CLOSE
TO ENEMY'S BASE
PARIS. Aug. 16. Further progress
toward Roye. in the center of th
Tlcardy battlefront. was announced
by the French war offlr" to-v
"On the Avre front. French troons
progressed in the Vlllers-les Re. j
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