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"Shame on a Beaten King."
The KaiseY's Secret
A Bnrglar's Easy Task.
Let Your Dollars Fight.
"The Kaiser's hair is snow white.
He has. aged greatly."
Soon he will be ready to turn
his face to the wall, saying, like
Henry II of England, "Shame on a
beaten King," and die.
No one need envy the white
haired, beaten man. His friends
might say as Philippides said to
Lyslmachus, when the King asked
him, "What would you have of all
my possessions?"
"Anything you like," replied
Philippides, "except your secrets."
The secrets of the Kaiser would
not make pleasant reading or a
possession to be desired.
He secretly planned wholesale
murder for years, preparing army
nd navy, drilling millions of men,
then struck the treacherous blow
against Belgium, the weak, brave
The Kaiser finds that wholesale
'murder ends as badly for him as
did individual murder for Macbeth.
Blood sticks to the hands and
embitters life, especially when fail
ure follows bloodshed.
Added to the other troubles of
the medieval, wholesale assassin
comes the dangerous Illness of his
wife. He may at any time hear
the words that put the finishing
touch td Macbeth's bitterness, "The
Queen, my Lord, is dead."
Because of the Kaiserin's illness
it is announced that aU of the
royal engagements are canceled.
This includes the engagement to
lunch with six royal sons at the
Cafe Voisin, in the Rue St, Honore.
That engagement is canceled per
manently. Officers armed with revolvers
behind the German troops can
force them to rush toward the
enemy. But nothing can prevent
their surrendering to the enemy
"when they get near him. More
and more German soldiers have
made the discovery that safety,
rest, and f .tod, on the far side of
the allies' line, are better than
hopeless fighting on their own.
Mr. James, the New York Times
correspondent, reports that Ger
mans are surrendering voluntarily
and preferably to American sol
diers. They evidently do not be
lieve the stories circulated in Ger
many that Americans scalp the
German when they capture him.
Fondness for being taken prisoner,
-. increasing bitterness and pessi
mism in Germany and the ex
traordinary series of allied vic
tories, becoming almost a rout of
the Prussians, mean that only one
danger remains on the side of the
allies OTCT-confidence.
In fighting, the British are mar
vels. They have absolutely po
liced the world's oceans and seas
against all except submarines.
Their men, English, Scotch, Irish
and Welsh, have fought with a
courage older than Magna Charta.
The four British nationalities
have had enough experience in
fighting. They have fought each
other for centuries, before and
since William the Conqueror
landed and changed twenty-two
kingdoms into one.
Wales, small as she was, fought
for 400 years for the idea that
she should be boss in her own ter
ritory. It takes more than Prus
sian hate, Prussian psychologists,
Nietzsche teachers and Hohen
zollern vanity to overcome that
kind of fighting.
Most marvelous of all has been
the fighting of the Frenchmen
and Italians en their own land.
It was easy for Prussia to
break treacherously into France,
through the door of Belgium.
Any burglar can break into a
house. But as the Prussian burg
lar has found out, it is easier to
break in than to stay in, easier to
murder some of the inmates than
persuade the others to give up.
The Kaiser's hair has turned
white. Many of the Prussian
hearts have turned yellow. The
Prussian soldier, tired of being
driven to a slaughter that does
not interest him, marches cheer
fully into captivity.
Put every dollar you can into
the Government bond issue soon to
come, and your money will fig
ure in the final fighting.
Patriotism performs miracles of
finance For instance, all the
money in the United States gold,
silver, hills of all kinds amounts
to about fifty-nine dollars for each
of the hundred millions' of inhabi
tants. And in thje next loan, of
eight billions, the country will
call for an average of eighty dollars
from every man. woman, and child
in the country.
The people will gladly and
quickly subscribe two (and a half
billions more than the country's
total supply of cash, first because
the nation is in earnest about the
war, and, second, because each dol
lar does duty many times.
It is put into the bank by one
person, paid out. put into the bank
by another person. And so on. the
same dollar appears on twenty
bank accounts. In business and in
patriotism it can do the work of
twenty dollars.
After the President starts his
Liberty Loan campaign, traveling
through the country, there will be
performed miracles in finance and
patriotism, puzzling and annoying
to the King of Prussia,
Italn nnil cooler to
night. Friday fair ad
cooler. Temperature, at
8 a. m G8 decree. Nor
ma temperature 01 Sep
tember 5 for the lut 30
years, Tl decrees.
NUMBER 10,641.
A Stockholm dispatch to the
State Department today qnotca
the German newapaper Vorwarta
as declaring that the Sorlet has
sold the northern Russian prov
inces to Germany for a price as
yet unknown.
LONDON. Sent 5. Threatening to
declare members of the Bolshevik!
government international outlaws.
Great Britain has dmeanded instant
redress for the attack on the Brit
ish embassy In Petrograd, according
to an official statement made-public
today. Punishment, tor all involved
in the assault is also demanded.. -
The statement said:
"If the Soviet government fails to
give satisfaction or If there are
further outrages against British
subjects. His Majesty's government
will hold members of the Soviet
government individually resDonslble
and will endeavor that they be treat
ed as outlaws br the governments of
all civilized nations and no place of
refuge left them.
Trumped Up Charges.
"We have now learned that the So
viet on August 29 ordered the arrest
of all British and French subjects be
tween the ages of eighteen and forty.
British officials have been arrested
on trumped-up charges of conspiring
against the Soviets.
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British embassy, murdering the naval I
attache (Cromle, who defended him--)
self until three of his assailants had)
been killed)," the statement related. ,
"His corpse was outraged. A cler-
gyman was forbidden to say prayers i
over the body. The embasxv was '
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COPENHAGEN'. Sept C General
Kornlloff, the Russian army officer,
has been killed by a shell at Yekat
annodar. the Helslngfors correspond
ent of the Polltlken learns. Yekatar
inodar Is the capital of the Kuban
territory The Polltiken's correspond
ent says that the source of his infor
mation as a Finn army officer.
The death of General Kornlloff has
been reported a number or tiroes. He
has variously been mentioned in news
dispatches from Russia as executed,
assassinated, and killed In action.
Senator Thomas of Colorado pro
poses wholesale transfers of Govern
ment employes from Washington to
other parts of the country in order
to relieve the congestion In the Dis
trict. Senator Thomas introduced a rem.
lution in the Senate today In which I
the President Is requested under th.
authority of the Overman act to re
lieve congestion In the District with
the transfer from Washington to
other cities for the period of the war
all bureaus, commissions and sub
divisions of the several departments
which can perform their duties as
well outside the District as here.
Senator Thomas provides in his
resolution that the order shall be ef
fective on the third day of October.
The resolution went over until to
morrow at his request and ha will 1
discuss It then or at the earliest op-1
portunlty. '
ffite "fahtnafott
Published every evenlnr (Inclodlnr Sunday)
tnierea u econa-c,ai matter
offlc at Waahtnrton,
How Secretary of War Baker In
cog ran a .personally conducted tour
of the War Department at midnight
a few nights since, with two rookies
as his guests, leaked out today.
Baker got a comprehensive view of
what the ordinary private thinks of
the Baker army whehrhe speaks out
in meeting; and he sent the men
away rejoicing with two pf the pipes
from the remarkable Baker collec
It was 11 o'clock at night. Baker
had been working since 9 a. m. Be
fore the somber war building he
waited for his car that didn't come.
Rookies Drift Along.
Two rookies from Camp Meade
sauntered up.
"Say, mister, that's the war build
ing, ain't Itr' they queried with an
easy familiarity.
-res," replied the little man, wait
ing for the automobile.
"Well, you see, mister, we're from
way out West, and we wanted to see
what the War Department looks like,
now that we're in the army," said the
two rookies. "But the guard up there
told us nothing doing at this time of
night. Pretty tough luck, don't you
The little man, waiting for trie au-
"But, I think I can take you around
a bit, for I work In there," he added.
The Tour Starts,
So the tour started. The rookies
thought It was a bit strange how the
guards let this man through without
any quetslons, and even saluted as
he passed. ,
The little man, who hadn't Intro
duced himself to the two friends from
out West, took them alt over the enu
less corridors, showing them the ad
jutant general's office, the chief of
staffs office, the hundred and one
other places In the granite structure.
At last they paused before the Sec
retarial office.
"This is the Secretary of War's of
fice." he said.
The rookies were impressed.
"Would you like to see It""
"You bet we would "
The secretary opened the door, took
them through the outer offices, show
ed them the flag that draped Lincoln's
LONDON', Sept. 5 Boris Litvinoff.
Bolshevik envoy to Great Britain, has
been imprisoned with his staff at
This Is probably retaliation for the
Bolshevik raid on the British embassy
at Petrograd.
on chicago trip
NEW YORK, SepL 5 --Max Miller, in
a Standard No. 1 aeroplane, left Bel
mont Park at 7.09 o'clock this morn
insr for Chicago (Inaugurating the
first postal airline between New York
and the Windy City. He expects to
rearh Chicago at 5 o'clock thie even
Miller was followed hy another
aeroplane containing Instructor Ed
ward V. Gardner and Mechanic Rade-
ler In case of an accident to Mil
ler's machine, Gardner will take his
place and continue the flight to Chi
cago. '
LOCKHAVEN, Pa, Sept. 5 Max
Miller, flying from New York to Chi
cago and Inaugurating the first aerial
mall service between those two cities,
landed here at 10:50 o'clock -this
morning. Because of minor engine
troubles he was forced to make a
landing for a few minutes near Dan
ville before reaching here. After re
maining here a half hour Miller made
a flight over the city and headed
The Bis War st a Glsare.
The ba war map printed any where
appears every dsy on thi acufI !- vt
the Nw York AfrrU-Mt. Tins wr maps
are worthy of nresertallvi Out ihtni ut
and make a scrap buk nf hm and yu
will savs a graphls history of th war
day tr day, Advt.
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Ho found tlmo after a thirteen-
hour workday to pilot two "rookies"
through the War Department
casket, explained to them about the
solemn pictures of the es-secreta'rtee.
and then ushered them Into the sec
retary's private office.
"This man Baker." said the secre
tary, "has a regular mania for pipe'.
I guess it's be all right to open ud
his desk and show you the collection."
The rookies looked on almost In
awe as he paraded, meerschaums,
briars, corncobs, and clays.
The little man asked if they
wouldn't alt down and chat awhile.
They would. What did they think
about the army And what did they
minic or uaKeri
They Tell Hint
They told him, fully, and without
reseratlnn. They allowed army life
was great, and guessed "this man
Baker" must be all right, for he "cer
tainly had things running right."
They hatted until 12.30 a. m.
"I'm Mr. Baker." said the secretary
In parting. "I wish you'd take these
two pipes as a souvenir."
Well, III be darned," gasped one.
as the party ended.
Without a role call the Senate this
afternoon adopted a joint resolution
proposed by Senator Kellogg which
gives the President wide authority
to establish dry zones around muni
tions plants, shipyards, coal mines and
all agencies where war work essential
to tho national defense Is being car
ried on.
The resolution was hurried through
the Senate after a short discussion
and it Is expected It wilt be adopted
by the House.
Senator Kellogg's resolution Is In
fact simply a part of the dry amend
ment to the food production, bill
which the Senate and committee of
tho whole ratified the other day Sen
ator Kellogg Is anxious to have a dry
zone established in certain areas near
Duluth. Minn. He apprehensive that
there will be much delay In the enact
mnt of the food production bill with
the dry amendment, which Is a rider
upon it, and hence prosented the sep
arate measure which went through
the Senate this afternoon.
CHICAGO, Sept 6 Snappy middle
western September and a bright sun
cheered Chicago today as prepara
tions were made to, sit in at the finish
of big league baseball until after the
If conditions made any difference, it
was to add to the chances of the Bos
tonese In the minds of the fans. Bet
ting, which has been Inclined to favor
the Cubs, but only slightly, has now
swung around even here, and there is
absolute'y no odds on the Cubs. Bets,
of whlcu not many are being made,
are even money, and some requests
are being made for odds on the Red
Despite his statement that he
could furnish witnesses vrho knew of
his movements on the day of the
Eva Roy murder,' Willie Worster,
I hplrl in tho Rtaflnfnn Acvlitm fnr tha
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. Insane, is still under suspicion until
j his alibi can be investigated.
Worster, a sixteen-year-old Fair
fax county boy, was recently sent to
the asylum because of an attack on a
negro girl about the time of the Eva
Roy murder.
In a two-hour grilling yesterday
at the asylum in Staunton, he said he
had friends ,in Fairfax who would
testify .as. tjjiis whereabouts eyery
hour of "the day the crime was com
mitted. Two Girls Attacked.
He was a fugitive from the asylum
in Staunton when the assault on the
negro girl was alleged to have been
committed. He was placed In the In
stltutlon because of an attack on i
white girl near Burke Station more
than a year ago.
Wearing a boy scout uniform when
arrested, two days after the murder
of Eva Roy. suspicion was directed
toward Willie Worster.
Several people of Vienna, which Is
In the county where the crime was
committed, say they fed and gave
water -to a soldier on the day of the
crime. The soldier evidently was
tramping through the country.
Soldier Gets Clear.
On the evidence produced at Vienna
the Commonwealth notified Camp
Humphreys and the next day a
sergeant, a deserter for several days,
was brought to the scene -of the
crime and ' the Vienna people were
asked to identify him. He was non
identified as the vsgrant soldier.
The sergeant was thus eliminated
as a suspect.
When it was found that Willie
Worster had on a boy scout uniform
when arrested and that he was seen
In the section of the country where
the crime was committed, the Com
monwealth turned to him.
While the Commonwealth officials
are investigating the alibi of Willie
Worster they continue to work on
every clue In connection with Lou
Hall, who is now held in the Fair
fax county Jan.
LONDON, Sept. B. Seventy-five U
boats were sunk by British vessels
In the year ended August 1, 1Q1K. It
was announced here today. This
achievement equals the total sunk by
the British In tne urst three years
of the war.
The tonnage or tne iirlUh navy
has reached tne enormous proportion
of 8,000,000 tons, and there arc
i,3uo,ooo men serving in tne navy
and mercantile marine.
The total contribution of man
power to the allied forces by the
British empire up to August 1, 1818,
is 8,500,000. Six and a quarter mil
lions of these were supplied by Great
Britain, one million by the dominions.
and I.-to,uo) Dy inaia.
British ships have made new rec
ords In transporting troops to France.
In one period of fourteen days 208,000
soldiers were laKt-n across tho
channel from England In one month
335.000 men were successfully landed.
Sixty per cent of the Hrst million
soldiers In France crossed the At
lantic In British vessels. Two hun
dred thousand of these were trans
ported In July, 1918
CHRISTIANA. Sept. 6. German
troops In Esthonla aro showing signs
of Insubordination, according to ad
vices received here from Russia,
Several hundred soldiers have hoist
ed the red flog, singing the "Marseil
laise." Their officers were powerless
to keep order.
At Reval 400 German soldiers and
sailors took part In similar demon
strations. !
SEPTEMBER 5, 1918.
Washington will pay honor to
the memory of General Lafayette
tomorrow, the anniversary of the
birth of the gallant Frenchman,
by displaying the French and
American flags in aU parts of the
National Capital.
In response to requests by pa
triotic societies thousands of
householders in Washington will
hang the Stars and Stripes and
Tricolor from their windows, and
hundreds of autoists will fly the
flag of France from their ma
chines. 1
Railroad employes, of the lower-paid
classes, not covered Ty the first bfg
wage Increase, 'were today granted
raises to .pay 1 by; the Railroad Admin
istration. In substance, the increases are $25 a
month over the Januaty-'J rate for.
those on monthly time, and 12 cents
an hour for those on the hourly basis.
The increase affects, mainly, clerks.
station employes, stationary engi
neer!, boiler washers, power transfer,
and turn table operators, common la
borers, painters, masons, concrete
workers, water supply men. plumbers,
and other maintensnee-of-way em
ployees. Elcht-IIowr liny.
An eight-hour day is established
with pro rata overtime of 'time and a
half on the actual minute basis.
The Increases became effective Sep
tember 1 with back pay to January
1 based on the new scale if it has not
already been paid.
Kearly 1,000,000 railroaders are af
fected by this raise.
Director HcAdoo's general order on
the subject provided for a system of
promotion based on ability and senior
ity, the latter applying where cases
of equal ability presented. He also
offered a method whereby grievances
could be adjusted.
How much added expense this sys
tem will entail has not yet been fig
ured. Basic Minimum.
A basic minimum of IST.CO a month
l given chief clerks, foremen, sub
foremen and other supervisory work
ers; boys receive a minimum of 315 a
month: switchboard operators. Jani
tors, watchmen and elevatormen. i0:
stationary engineers. $110; stationary
firemen and power house oilers, 90,
ooller washers. 38 cents an hour with
a 50-cent mdximum: power transfer
and turn table operators. 33 to 45
cents an hour; shop, station and ware
house employes, 31 to 43 cents an
bcur; common labor, 28 to 40 cents.
Building, bridge, painting, mason,
concrete, water supply, and Kindred
workers gel a basic minimum o S115
per month; assistant workers of the
same class, together with coal
wharf, coal chute, fence gang, pile
driver, ditching and hoisting engi
neers, and bridge inspector.). $105;
track foremen. $100; assistant track
foremen. 5 cents an hour more than
their laborers; mechanics in main
tenance of way and building
branches, 53 cents an hour, helpers
to these men, 43 cents; track .aborers.
2S to 40 cents.
None of the employes In the classes
noted shall have a monthly rate In
excess of $250 a month.
One candidate for the United'states
Si-nate is not only going to France
but he will stay there in army service
for an Indefinite period
Lieut. Col. Clarence W Watson -f
West Virginia. In the procurement
service of the ordnance corps, has
Birti overseas. He hai dine to In
pursuance of orders of the car dei
partment and ho will probably re
main for some months He will be
In France In all likelihood when the
election is held.
Lieutenant Colonel Watson was
formerly In the Senate and Is a man
of big buslncrs affairs. He recently
was nominated by the West Virginia
Democrats for 'the Senatorahlp over
Former Senator Chilton.
f Qeskg Wall &r- Prices.
PARIS, Sept 5. (4
evacuated by the Germans. (Chauny U about fire 3e
from the battle front as it stood before the Gensasa
begani their first offensive in Picardy on March 21).
LONDON, Sept. 5 (3 p. m.) The Ger
mans are falling back over a front of 188 miles
before the blows of the
according to a news agency dispatch from the
battle front today.
The Germans are retreating in five sectors
of the battle front, destroying' their depots as
they withdraw- -- ' '
Retirements are being carried out in the
regions of the Lys, Scarpe, Somme, Ailette and
Vesle rivers.
Yanks Rushing Guns
After Fleeing Germans
5, noon. The main German forces have retreated across
the Aisne. American artillery; supporting the pursuit, .is
far over the Vesle. Bridging material is being rushed for
ward to be used in crossing the Aisne and the Oise-Akne
canal beyond it, if the enemy withdrawal continues to the
American patrols are filtering down the draws on the
slope of the plateau north of the Vesle. This plateau u
entirely in the American sector. There is some German
shelling of this terrain, and bitter resistance is being made
by machine gun companies in
Fires continues at various points, where the enemy is
destroying his stores.
The pressure north of Soissons, where American and
French are moving eastward, in their flanking movement,
was steadily maintained today. American artillery partici.
pated with the French in sweeping plateaus over which the
Germans are retreating.
Ploegsteert Village
Falls to the British
LONDON, Sept. 5. The famous Ploegsteert village in
Flanders, two miles north of Arnientieres, has been taken
by the British, Field Marshal Haig reported today.
Hill 63 near Messines was also captured.
"Northward of the Lys there was sharp fighting yes
terday," the statement said.
1 ' Southwestward of Messines in the morning we attack
ed and captured Hill 63, taking 100 prisoners.
"Ploegsteert village was attacked and captured in the
afternoon with 100 prisoners and a number of machine
gun's (the taking of this point shows the British have ad
vanced more than a mile between Armentiercs and Ypres).
"Northwest of Hill 63 and near "Wyschaete the enemy
in repeated attacks was unsuccessful.
"On the Lys front we held the general line of Voor
mezeele Wulverghem, Ploegsteert, Neippe, Laventie and
Givenchy," the statement added.
"" South of'Neuve Chapelle, as far as Givenchy, we have
regained the old line held by us prior to the 9th of April,"
the communique declared. "East of Givenchy we have occu
pied portions of the old German positions.
"On the southern battlfront the enemj; strongly si
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allied armies in France.
the ravines on the northern

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