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Today r-jj Dera Kaplan, and Destiny. Prussia Is Puzzled. Kaiser Sings Low. Perhaps It IS Ending. Br ARTHUR BRISBANE. Ten thousand more German pris oners bringing the number of captured to about one hundred anQ fifty thousand In a few weeks. That, is one piece of news. , city taken Iron the Germans. That's another. ! , Serious interference with Hin denburg's German grand opera lines of defense, including a piece Bitten out of the Wotan line, is cheering and appropriate. Wotan, head of the gods, over whom the dusk spread dismally, had a patch over his eye. The Kaiser can sympathize with him. Wotan's children rose against him and the Kaiser's will soon do the same, no doubt. Wotan was Wagner's worst bore. The Kaiser with his long speeches is U bad. The war for one Blngle month Just ended cost more than one thousand seven hundred millions breaking all records by a hun dred millions. But everybody will admit that It has been worth 1L Dora Kaplan, the young Jewish girt who shot the Russian dictator Lenine, will soon be presented to you In newspapers, magazines, and moving pictures in a thousand shapes. There is always a Dora Kaplan hidden away in the sleeve of time. ready to come out Michael Angclo's great.fresco in St Peter's, showing the creation of Adam, reveals hidden away be-m-nth the arm of the Almighty, Eve, the lady who was to come later and make all the trouble. Many will be the stories about this young Russian Jewess, who decided that she, with a bullet, could help to shape Russia's des tiny. The first little romance narrates that she always carries with her poisoned cigarettes, probably for her own use in case she got tired of life. The "near end of the cigarette contains poison, quick and deadly to be absorbed as you smoke. Napoleon, it is said, had poison in a ring that he wore, but prob ably didn He told O'Meara, at St. Helena, "Had I intended sui cide, I would have fallen upon my sword long ago and died like a oldier." It is interesting that one very intelligent, radical young Jewess of a certain type, now a prisoner in Prussia, gave Lenine his first Socialistic revolutionary ideas. And another young- Jewess of a higher intellectual type endeavors to give him his passport to the happy hunting ground. Women, when they start in ear nest, are powerful and determined, difficult to control. Each man should read The Boccahe every little while to re mind himself of the concentrated power that walks about so quietly In short dresses. Men quite well Informed, in cluding some able Wall Street financiers, willing to pay anything for reliable information, say earn estly. Ton will see the end of the war In a few months." Every American once a day asks some other, "What do you think of the war; when will It end?" All such discussion is specu lation. The main thing for Americans to remember is that the war must be finished, completely and properly, and planned as though it were going to last ten years. At the same time, there are indi cations that encourage hope for the right kind of peace. It is not merely the constant advance of the allies, the unbroken series of vic tories, or even the proud fact of ficially stated that from the begin ning THE AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE NOT YIELDED ONE FOOT OF GROUND. More important than news from the front is the effect that it produces tn Germany. The newspapers are puzzled; they are angry and bewildered. The Kaiser's tone, in his speeches, lacks the old re-enforcement of confidence. Not so long ago be was telling of dreadful things that must hap pen to the allies, and the great Prussian victory that was certain. Now, he is content to say that the Germans are sure they will get "an honorable peace." They will get It, and after they get it, there will be a worried Kaiser with six worried sons. War, the news concerning it, the meaning of events, are uncer tain and confusing. But this is sore, the Prussians are puzzled, frightened, rapidly losing confi dence. And at any moment Prus- sian rage and savagery, brilliant ly displayed in Belgium, may turn against the Prussian government and the Kaiser. What the Bolshcviki gentlemen have done in Russia would be mild in comparison with Prussian developments, if the army should rebel and the people start and it may happen at any time. It is, as has been said, an in teresting race between the Amer ican flying machine and German revolution as to which shall end the war. The United States, following the example of Great Britain, rec ognize the Czecho-Slovaks as bel- WEATHER: Rain late tonlgkt and Thursday. Somenhat rosier Thnrsdaj. Tem perature at 8 a. in., 66 de crees. Xonnai tempera tare an September 4 for the last thirty years, 71 decrees. NUMBER 10.610. ENEMY GRILL INSANE SUSPECT IN (From State Correspondent.) STAUNTON, Va., Sept. 4. Willy Worster, confined in the Western State Hospital for the insane, was today subjected to several hours of severe grilling to determine his movements on the day when fourteen-year-old Eva Roy was murdered near Burke Station. Worster, who is sixteen years old, was recently sent to the institution here as a result of an attack on a negro girl near Fairfax Courthouse. Offers Alibi. Under the sweating process of ln- restlgators the youth attempted to prove an alibi, further Investigation of which will be made by county offi cials before he is eliminated as a sus pect in the death of Eva Roy. With no knowledge, at first, of be ing investigated as a suspect In the case, ht showed little Interest in ques- tlohs leading up to his movements on the day of the crime until asked as to his whereabouts on the morning of I the crime, when he nervously ex claimed: "Tou don't suspect me of murdering that glrlr- No crime had been mentioned nor questions asked that would make him aware that he was being Investigated In connection with the crime. From that time on his attitude changed, and he was absolutely posl- (Contlnued on Page 3, Column 8.) STILL HELD UP Ielay in passing the food produc tion bill carrying the "bone dry" rider through the Senate has already served to make It entirely uncertain when the bill will become law. Hopes of the dry forces of hurrying it to early enactment have gone glimmering. Chairman Kltchin, of the Ways and Means Committee, leader of the House. In answer to Inquiries of mem bers on the floor, indicated there was no hope of the House taking up the food production bill this week, and further Indicated that it would be held back by the consideration of the revenue bill. Inasmuch as the House Is planning to recess by a series of three-day adjournments after the revenue bill Is passed, the food pro duction bill is put Into an uncertain situation. There Is no telling when It will be passed Anally and sent to the President The opposition In the Senate Is doing what it can to delay it, but at the same time some of the drys hare had much to cay about some phases of the food production meas ure and have contributed to the delay. WOULD ABOLI8H LORDS. TJERBT, England, Sept. !. The La bor Congress in session here adopted a resolution that the House of Lords be abolished. TODAY ligerents and practically an inde pendent nation. The Czecho-Slovaks represent now, as they have done for gen erations, rebellion against Aus trian autocracy. And as David Lawrence, the able Washington correspondent, points out, our rec ognition of the Czecho-Slovaks may mean that this Government is committed to dismemberment of the Austrian empire. For if Austria retains her present au tonomy Czecho-Slovaks cannot be free. Spain announces the seizure of German chips to take the place of Spanish ships sunk by subma rines. Apparently Spain has de cided that Prussia is sick and not going to 8t well. EVA ROY CASE PROBLEMS AS FORNEWCIEW DRAFT NEARS ONE DRY RIDER Hit Itehtefat BSSKggK ON TWO II T m T By BILL PRICE. Reports today that Capital Trac tion conductors and motormen will go out on strike Friday, although found to be erroneous, having gain ed headway through the talk of dis gruntled employes, revealed serious prospects ahead for the public of this city in transportation unless wise heads are able to work out plans for relief. Several men on the Capital Trac tion made the positive statements to friends today that there, would be a strike by Friday if conditions are not changed, but Secretary J. H. Cookman of the local union of street railway employes, declared that the men as a whole have no such inten tion and will continue to do their fall duty by the company and the public. Some 3fen Displeased. There Is admitted dissatisfaction among some of the men, due more to general conditions than to irritation with tho officials of the company. which has always treated its em ployes well. The main grievance Is over the question of wages. The men are working today under an agreement made last March, to last one year, for 32 to M cents an hour, below the scale authorized by the War Labor Board to be paid to street railway employes in other large cities. The union has given notice of its Intention to apply to the War Labor Eoard for an Increase to the maxi mum paid In other cities, 52 cents, claiming that the cost of living here is higher than In other cities. In correspondence between the Capital Traction Company and the union, the company has indicated that it has no objection to the applica tion for increase being made, but that It is unable financially to meet the (Continued on Page 3, Column 8.) LONDON, Sept. 4. Stories of fiend ish atrocities by a band of Finnish rebels are told In the London Sketch by an Englishman who has just re turned from Finland. "During March and April there were about 12,000 rebels at Tammer- fore who were determined to kill ev ery man, woman, and child above eight years of age who did not be long to or join their creed," he said. "A farmer's whole family was nail ed by hands and tongues to a table and left there until their died. A clergyman had his eyes gouged out. and was then crucified to the wall of his church and the Bible nailed to his chest. "I was several times arrested and prodded with bayonets by these fanatics. The- government forces fl nally succeeded in seizing the fiends and afterward Killed them." czar's ;bo!)Yburned The body of the former Russian Czar was burned In a coal mine, and the Empress and Czarovltch were seized by the Bolshevik! July 1C, ac cording to Czecho-Slovak information reaching Ambassador Francis at Mur mansk. MEXICO US CONCILIATORY. Governor Calles. of Sonoro. has given every Indication of meeting any reasonable demands of the American military authorities at Nogalcs, said a State Department message today. The situation Is composed, and the Mexi can people are manifesting a friendly spirit. TIIK OM.Y MORNING COHIC PAGE appears vry day In th New Tork Ameri can with the funny series "Bringing- up Father," by Ceorse McHanua. "Say Pop." by i- M Payne, "Penny Ante." by Jean Knott and "Wouldn't l Make, Tou Had." by V Oppr The Only morning- Comic pace appears nery day in the New York American. Advt. , GRAVE IN FINNISH REBELS CRUCIFY PASTOR WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY EVENING. IS MOTHER HAS VISION OF SON ON NIGHT HE DIES '?0VER THERE" With publication In the casualty lists today of the news that lrlvate Albert White had died in France, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth White, of TOO Sixth street southeast, told & remark able story of having bad a dream or vision of her son's death. White breathed his last on a hos pital cot in France, gassed. Ills death occurred nine days ago. That night, Mrs. White says, she was awakened suddenly from her sleep and seemed to see her son, Albert, standing by her bedside. Called To Hist. "He seemed so real." said Mrs. White, "that I called out: 'Albert. Albert, my boy! What are you doing herer" Mrs. White says she heard her son say: "Good-by, mother, good-by." And then, Mrs. White says, ner son leaned over her bed and kissed her. "Then he was gone," said the mother today, weeping. Mrs. White says she was finable to sleep during the rest of the night, and In. the morning she was suffering so from the shock of the dream or vision' that a doctor was summoned. She has been under medical care since. I Yesterday Mrs. White received a telegram from the -WWDeBartmrat. omciaiiy netirytng her or the death of her son from gas poisoning. To day Albert White's name appears in the list of dead. Lived Here Fifteen Tears. Albert White lived in Washington fifteen years. He was born In Balti more. When his father died In 1904 he came to Washington with his E There will be liberal exemption of firemen and policemen under the new draft. General Crowder today Issued regu lations Indicating that If a fireman or policeman registrant believes his removal would be detrimental to pub lic safety he will not be called upon for military servlrc In tne nw dr.ift. The order provides that tho fireman and policeman need only file a state ment of his chief that he is Hal'icJ. how long he has served, what he is paia, ana nis reasons ror believing his removal Would he dptrlm.t.rr.1 r . nnhj lie safety. This was welcome news to both Ma jor Raymond W. Tollman. Superin tendent ot t'oncc, and Fire Chief Frank J. Wagner, both of whom were elated to hear of the new regu lation of Genera! Crowder. Major Pullman stated that to prevent the disintegration of the poll.-e forces of the country such exemption was im perative. The Washington Police De partment has loit about 100 men In the last draft, while many others re signed to enter military service or to accept positions paying more remunerative salaries. Fire Chief Wagner declared when told of General Crowder's order- "That certainly is great news. It was the only thing to bo done to save the Fire Department from becoming disrupted. I am glad General Crow der has taken the step." FAMOUS STATUE STOLEN. ROME. Sent- 4- It , Hi., today that Balduccia's statue of the irBin ana inrant nad been stolen from Sarzanas Cathedral. New German Gases That Blind Troops About to Be Used PARIS. Sept. 4. Two new kinds or gasses, which will Immediate ly cause blindness of victims, are now being planned by the boches, according to Information received here today. The new gases are of a lachrymatory character de signed to render any one affected by them permanently sightless. It is understood that the Huns plan to launch the new gases on the western and Italian fronts. Naturally the allies are pre paring counter measures with which to combat the new war horror. DRAFT EXEMPTION FOR POLIC AND ROLLED WIDE FRONTS c& id& AijBBBBBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBkk-TM?' iV xVjT'?AiMsssssssssssssssBL ?F "ij,r K t i iiil - uJjfe4sssssssssssssssssssssss'fr-.XH K'BSsr &$&&& 4)9sssssssssssssssssB Vetijnl Ssssssl&ssPsssssssssssssssssssssssssssBTjflMf''s USnI&M-,. .A. ? .sssssW'tf ssssssssssssssssfasssssVssssssssssssssssi BsssssssssssssstsslsfsssssBssssssssssssssi PRIVATE ALBEIIT WHITE, Reported on today's casualty list, who appeared In an apparition before his mother. Mrs. .Elizabeth Whits, TOO Sixth stroe't tooth past, on- the- day- he died 'as a re sult of being gassed on the battle front. mother, two sisters, and two brothers. He was educated in the schools of Baltimore and Washington. He went Into service on April 29 last. After training at Camp Meade and Cimn Lee, he sailed In June for France. CHICAGO, Sept. . With rain fall ing heavily this morning. It was of ficially announced that the opening game of the world's series would not be played today. A heavy downpour of rain during the morning promised to continue throughout the day. .$. E General Peyton C Marsh, chief of staff, announced today that up to Au gust 31 the total American forces that have Ianued on all fronts Is In excess of the 1,000.000 mark. General March Identified the 30th division as the unit which participated with the British forces in the cap ture of Mont Kemmel. This division trained at Camp Sevier. South Caro lina, and was taken across by Major General Reed, who now commands an army corps. It Is made up of troops from Tennessee. North and South Car olina. The general also stated that the division which Is operating with the French in the fighting north of Sol.i rons in the vicinity of Juvlcnv is the 32d division, which is made up of Wis consin and Michigan troops and left here under command of MaJ. Gen. William Hoan. In the operations In which these troops ore participating. General March stated that the French are steadily advancing, fighting In splendid style, and now are only three miles from the old lllnuenburg line. General March stated that the Amer ican division whloh has been operat ing In the Vosges Is the 35th division, made up of troops from Missouri. EN T. E BOSTON, Sept 4.- Every firefighter of the city of Boston will go on strike Monday morning at 9 o'clock unless their demands for higher wages are wranted, it was announced today. HELD FOR INCITING RIOT. ROME. Sept. 4. Carblnlerl have ar rested Chevalier I.ulgl Pisanlclln, for mer mayor of Sautartino, charged with Inciting, riot. RAIN PREVENTS SE OPENING 00.000 IN AV CROSSED SEAS BOSTON IREM HREATEN STR K me SEPTEMBER 4. 1918. Arrival of MaJ. Gen. William Graves, American commander of our troops in Siberia, with forty-three of ficers and 1.0S8 men, September 2, was announced today by Chief of Staff March. General Graves will at once as same charge of the American units, now totaling close to 4,000, In Siberia. Bolshevik troops in considerable numbers are going over to the Czecho-Slovaks, according to a Czecho-Slovak officer reaching Mur mansk on the 26th from Ekaterin burg. . MTOHERROR ALL OVER RUSSIA COPENHAGEN, Sept. 4. A reign of terror prevails throughout Russia, ac cording an an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd. The Boshevlkl are Invading and searching private homes, following the slaying In 'his residence ot Com missioner Urltski, and the attempt to assassinate Lenine. An Englishman and two other for eigners were killed by troops which occupied the British embassy In Petrograd. The papers of the em bassy were confiscated. Thousands of troops have been seized and slain by the bourgeoisie. Dispatches from Berlin say that the tone of the papers of that city Indicates that Germany must reckon upon the exit of Lenine. Leon Trotzky Is rumored to have been killed on the Kazan front. Ambassador Francis reported to the State Department today that this of ficer brought word that 40,000 Czechos and 80,000 Russians were in the vicin ity of Ekaterinburg. He reported a hundred-mile advance followed by a thirty-mile retirement during July. Ekaterinburg had been taken by the Cossacks, who were fol lowed the next day by SOO Czechos. The officer reported that the citi zens were gratified by the efforts of the Czecho-Slovaks and the over throw of the Bolshevlkl. Food was being distributed liberally. JAPAN TO LEAD IN SIBERIAN DRIVE Japan Is preparing to take the whip hand in Siberia, according to belief of diplomats here today. She will send In more troops to make sure of success. Allied forces must push westward over the Siberian railroad from Vladi vostok to Irkutsk and throw open this line of communication to the In terior of Russia, officials say. More troops than the allies want to spare from the western front are required, according to military experts, and the job necessarily falls to Japan. Russian officials familiar with the topography of the country believe 50,000 to 100.000 Japanese troops, in addition to the fighting men placed in Siberia by the allies, would be sufficient. What School? The Washington Times' Educational Number, published Thursday, will help you decide. The most com plete and comprehen sive number ever pub lished in Washington. Get a Copy Thursday GEN. GRAVES NOWINSIBERIA WITH TROOPS TO AID ALLIES m EDITION f Qow WaD Slrwi Prica.l BACK BRITISH MENACE GREAT GERMAN SIRGNGHGLD: FRENCH AND YANKS GAIN While the British armies are pushing on steadily today toward the German strongholds of Douai and Cambrai, the French and Ameri cans launched a new attack on the .Vesle river front. The British forces are reported within six miles of Douai and within sight of Cambrai. Patrols are in contact with the enemy in Lens. The French war office reports notable gains along the Canal-du-Nord, north of Noyon and between the Aisneaad. AiHette rivers, chiefly north of Soissons. Many Villages Taken In Advance of British LONDON, Sept 4. The British have crossed the- Canal Du Nord at Haut-Allaines, morecthan two miles north of Peronne, it wis learned authoritatively today. They are within six miles of the German base at Douai and are within sight of Cambrai. The Sensee Canal locks and Lecluse has been taken. Fires and explosions are observed in the region of Armentiers, Butigny, Morchies, and Ruyaulcourt, indicat ing that the Germans are preparing for a further with drawal in that region. Denicourt, Hermies, Croix du Bac (on the Lys river), Recourt, Reumancourt, Baralle, Inchy-en-Artois, Meuvres. Ruyaulcourt, and Bus are all in possession of the British. They have virtual control of all of the west bank of the Canal-du-Nord. Germans Pushed Back By French Cavalry PAEIS, Sept 4 (4 p. m.). Toward Guiscard (five miles north by east from Noyon) French cavalry today is forcing the Germans back, according to reports received here this afternoon. The enemy is withdrawing from the right bank of the North- canal. In the region of Jumecourt (north of Soissons) the Chauny-Laon railway has been passed. The French are. making progress toward Ainzy-le-Chateau along the Ailette. General Mangin is reported advancing along the Paris Hirson and Soissons-Guignicourt railways. PAEIS, Sept. 4 (10 a. m.). General Mangin 's troops have reached the edge of the Vauxaillon tableland and are gradually progressing toward the Chemin-des-Dames, ac cording to dispatches to the Journal ( today. Vauxaillon itself is abont a mile and'a half east of the allied lines above Soissons. Progress in this direction shows Mangin continuing his movement to flank German positions along the Vesle and menace their new positions on the Cherain-des-Dames. Yankees in Outskirts Of Coucy-le-Chateau PARIS, Sept. 4. Announcement that allied detach ments along the Vesle front have crossed the Vesle river at several points and that the French and Americans are in .Continued onJEage 2, Column L) . ... PRICE TWO CENTS. J 1 i 4 I !