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"I WANT EVERY FLAG FLYING AND EVERY BAND PLAYING ON REGISTRATION DAY." Provost Marshal General Crowder. fte "iataiJ$w Utiles 41 il THE WEATHER: Run late tonight or tomorrow. Tern perahxre at 8 a. m-, 55 degrees. Normal temperature for September 11, 70 degree. I NUMBER 10,647. Psbllahwl Trr mmlnc (Including- Sunday) catered as second-class matter at the poet- efflee at Washington. D. C WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1918. rOeMgWag Street Prios.1 PRICE TWO CENTS. '. - lp- i i ' GERMANS PETROGRAD ON FffiEINTWELVE PLACES: REDS That Petrograd is burning -with fires, .raging in twelve different .places and that indiscriminate mas sacres are taking place in the streets of the Russian capital 'was the word that reached the State Department today. It came from the American legat tion at Christiania which transmit ted the report as having been re ceived there from what was accepted as as authoritative source. That was all of the information which the legation "had been able to get. A similar report had reached the de partment shortly before from an other source. Situation Scriaas. Is' ,tb absence of details officials had xtothlaa- to sar. It has been known for. tamCfim paginal; the .cpneral altua-l tion in etxxosasuuAJ.'SJ . ; Bolshevik! haw been making wholesale arrests and have been exeeutingY-with-cot trial and 'without "warning all lead ers of the factions -that are opposed to them. U is believed here that as a re suit of this drastic action a new revolu tioDarr movement has broken out and that anarchy not only exists In the cap ital but throughout a rood part of Rus sian territory. Many of the victims of the BoUherUti have been Intellectuals who opposed Bolshevik methods and members of the so-called bourgeois class that have been persecuted ever since the coming Into power of the Lenlne-Trotaky regime. There are a Urge number of British and Frenc hsubjects in Petrograd, but most of the Americans that haie been there ha?e been able to make their es cape to neutral territory. SBHOTrOHAVE NEW GOVERNMENT Establishment of a reneral Siberian government, probably at Omsk. Is likely In the near future, according to belief in diplomatic circles today. This government would unite the local organisations at Vladivostok. Chita, and other points. Including Omsk. It will be sympathetic to ward the allies and avowedly antl Bolshevik. neda Defeated. Russian officials here are optimistic as to the situation in Siberia. Occu pation ofBIekln. on the Ussurl rlvsr. Is the latest evidence of Bolshevik defeat. Varied reports have arrived as to the situation in western Si beria. Samara, recently reported lost to the BolshevlkL is back In Czecho slovak hands. It is believed. Telegraphic communication has ap parently been restored through Si beria. An unimportant telegram from Omsk reached here today. Rail com munication Is still blocked around I jV rtalkal. where the Bolshevik! are reported to have blown up some of the j thirty tunnels. Czecbo-Slovsks. who have been out numbered by 'German-armed Bol hevlkl at various points In western Siberia, are Increasing their appeals to the allies for aid. But help of any kind, it is stated in (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) SALE MISCELLANEOUS BICTCLE Good eondltloai eeaster brake, cheap. 1101 tth St. N. W. 1 Mr. Ludwig, at 1103 Sixth st. N. W., put the above advertisement in The TIMES paper for two days. After the first in sertion he sold his bicycle. He said he could have sold twenty more. Phone your ad to The TIMES, Main 5260. TERRORIZE CITY Russian War Indemnity on Way to Berlin COPENHAGEN, Sept 11. A quarter of a billion dollars, the first installment of Russia's war indemnity, has been sent from Moscow to Berlin, according to ad vices received here. Part of the indemnity was in gold and the re mainder of it in bank notes. Under military escort the convoy of four wagons will be met at the German frontier by a special train, upon which it will be shipped to Berlin. M N AN TOENDSTRIKE Recommendations of the War Labor Board Sana War Department f or Presi dential action to halt the Bridge port, munition strike are in Secretary of Labor Wilson's hands today. They reached him too late for presentation yesterday afternoon at the Cabinet session. Machinists at Bridgeport have urged a general munition strike in other cities, starting today. It Is as sumed, however, that If their pro posal succeeds It will be another week before they become effective. The recommendations asked that the President formally call upon the machinists at Bridgeport to return to work. Failing to heed this, the ma chinists would face drastic action, the exact nature of which is kept secret. Meantime the War Labor Board and the War Department are consulting here with the international union chiefs, who give promising reports, but apparently are defied by the Bridgeport leaders. If machinists in other munition cities strike, the whole munitions program crumbles. About 4,000 ma chinists have been out In Bridgeport for nearly a -week, and the munitions output there is practically tied up. Bridgeport Is essentially a mu nitions city, and Is probably second only to the Philadelphia district In quantity production. At the White House it was said the President was being advised on the situation by Secretary of Labor Wilson. 2,000 MEN CALLED A call for 2.000 white selective men for limited service was Issued today by Prorost Marshal General Crcwder. They will serve as stenographers and typists, and will be mobilized Sep tember 23 and assigned to various camps and forts. Every State with the exception of Arkansas will fur nish men under this call. The District of Columbia will send fire to Fort Slocura. NWKW I SsSBBBBssHsssWslssHsBassMHMsBBsBBBBBBBBsMMnMB l Th Wrltf . Smallest Kewspar ZT " ' f?5 '. D lillMMRl6B9 ill r J "s . JPfrtsM. Bit, caicase TrUrseaJ. I BOSTON HARD Washington and other rltlra rln. .to the fforh jUlaaticv-coafciare 'ex- pea a visits tion of Spanish1 In fluenza, "which has been sweeping over Spain. Switzerland, and other parts of Europe. Members of the Massachusetts del egation In Congress have received advices from home that Spanish In. fluenza has Invaded Boston, and that efforts to cope with it thus far havs failed. The Boston navy yard Is in the grip of Influenza. Kadle School Closed. The Harvard Radio School, with 4,000 students, has been closed down, according to reports to the Navy De partment. While the disease Is not as severe as it has been in Spain, it incapaci tates Its victims while it lasts. It flares up suddenly, and gives little warning of its oncoming. Sanitation and medical officers of the navy and health authorities of Massachusetts are struggling wit hit. The Navy Department has stopped navy personnel from leaving that port for other American ports for the time being. Lax Quarantine. However, civilians come end go. and members of th Massachusetts delegation say that through this medium the disease is likely to spread to other cities, especially those within comparatively easy reach of Boston, such as New York, Philadelphia. Bal timore, and Washington. Navy experts say the disease was carried to Boston from European ports. They advise persons likely to come in contact with Influenza vic tims to avoid exposure to wet or cold and be careful of diet. DANIELS' 80N COMMI88IONEO. The Senate this afternoon confirmed the nomination of Josephus Daniel, Jr., son of the Secretary of the Navy, to be a first lieutenant In the marine corps. EVACUATE 2,003 YANKEE SOLDIERS ARE SAVED WHEN IS Confirmation of the sinking by German sabmsrine of the Ca nadian Pacific passenger liner Mesanatiie was received this af ternoon by the NTy Depart ment. The liner left an American port foar weeks ago with a crew of 200 officers and men. It is not known here whether there was any loss of life. By CELT EDWARDS. (I. N. S. Staff Correspondent) AT AN AMERICAN REST CAMP IN ENGLAND, Sept 1 (2:05 p. m.). A British troopship,, carrying 1,933 American troops and seventy- officers, has. been. sunk, by'a German sub marine. SurTlTora from the. troop- amn nave DM9 saiaiw jaases asr- .. . . . - --..-j-.: -'.ai.' -. Tonr i'desWersAcaWI''ub- marine, dropping depth charges. Two torpedoes were launched against , the transport. The first harmlessly crossed the bows. The second sot home. Four destroyers Immediately set upon the U boat. All Americans Sated. It Is believed that all of the Americans were saved. There was no panic on the ship. Aa soon as six blasts announced the presence of the deep-eea, raider the men began sn or derly march to the life boats. It was reported that about twenty stokers had been killed when the torpedo struck the vessel nd ex ploded. There were 300 members of the ship's crew' In addition to the sojdlera on board. The transport remained afloat for a while after being attacked, but rap idly filled and went down. The men who were landed near here were without clothing for the most part They were fitted out by the British and brought to the rest camp. There were no lives of Amerlean sol diers lost when a British transport with American troops on board was sank by a German submarine. This statement was officially made this afternoon. No official statement of the attack has aa yet been prepared. The only an nouncement so far authorised was: "The Government has been advised that a British troop ship, carrying Amerlean soldiers haa been torpedoed and sunk and that all ot the soldiers were saved." No details as to what particular units were en board the vessel when It waa sunk was forthcoming. Offi cials were wen pleased over the res. one, declaring that It showed that the escort and convoy system was working In splendid shspe. IK CRAZED DEFIES ROOM CO&ftXOOR. .- . . A... . i J 'm -rrt ra, I I BVMHBBBBS C i mm. f . WMM IWWWiiXeSrtvWi'. n H 3$ I . U rr "r niu jrsoof 4Sr Off An H ' mmm . tee A I "f M4mreumun .... 1 U M-. , A y.y f " .To MJtTM hlil ?- n II -A -- .. t " ' The picture shows the plan of the fourth floor in the northwest corner, of the Metropolitan Hotel, where Lieut True Burgess is defy ing police and physicians with an automatic revolver. Burgess has only tvro means cf escape. He may Jump through one of the two windows in his room or walk, out through a corridor. Ho cannot pass through this corridor without being seen by the detectives watching in the room adjoining the room he occupies. TUMULTY GALLS ON HAYS 10 EXPUIN Joseph P. Tumulty, Secretary to President Wilson, today wros Chair man Will T. Hays, ot the Republican National Committee to learn If Hays waa correctly quoted at having charged that Democratic leaders would end the war with a comprom ise to insure their political fortunes. Bays la quoted aa having saldr "Democratto leaden at Washing ton would not stop at anything that they believed would insure re-eleo-tlon of a Democratlo Congress this fall. "They would even esd the war with any kind oi n compromise it mat would insure the continuance of the Demecratlo party In. power." Ilarv. seen at the headquarters of the Reoubllean National Committee, refused to Intimate what the nature of his reply to Tumulty wouia tie. ARMY OFFICER CAPTURE FROM IN LOCAL HOTEL 1 i ' Cot0itfG3 i StT or HTtL T 1 Figures on the production snd con sumption ot gasolene In the United S(ates, forwarded by the Fuel Ad ministrator to the Senate this after noon In response to a resolution by Senator Eodgs. show there Is a large deficit of gasolene In the United States, and that orders farther cur tailing Its nsa may be expected. The Senate adopted, without a dtt sentlng voice, a resolution by Senator Lodge, asking that the Bureau of Mines report to the Senate the amount of crude oil produced and consumed In the United States, the amount required for export, and the quantltyr)ow In storage. The report shewed dally domsstla consumption of gasolene of 100,000 barrels and exportation of ItfiOO bar. rels. The dally production Is Jul .000 barrels, shewing a dally deficit In gasolene production ef 1,000 barrels. 1 1 i i GASOLENE DEFIC1 IN DOUAI UYAH FF For more than twenty .hours a violently insane army officer fully armed and self-imprisoned in a room In the Metropolitan Hotel has held at' bay police officials and officers from the Government Hospital for the Insane who have used every tana in their power to disarm or overpower him. "' ZJeut True S. Burgesx, reserve medical corps, TTS. A... a patient at the- Government Hospital for the In sane, escaped from, the hospital yes! terday and- toptoref age .la a osw1n the hotel'last night asd threeUensrto kill anyone who' molests him .and- to lrlll ,hlm.ir Burgess ir Srraed -with, -an auto aaUtj revolver and .whenever! a 'phy sician or detective 'tries to 'approach him. points ;this weapon at his temple and says: I wla now my brains out if you move another Inch." Another threat that ho ases to prevent capture is in these words: if yon more anotaer step or make a false move. I will shoot you to death where you stand.' Detective At Bay. Once a detective was within a yard of Burgess, bat the lunatic kept his aato- matia revolver pointed at the detec tive's heart and thaflain clothes man was afraid to aeixs him. - The entire staff of the Government Hospital and all officials of the police department are nameo. u any at tempt Is made to rush Burgess, he probably will shoot himself, and the physicians and doctors fear to make any aove that will cause a suicide. Dr. William A. White, superintend ent of the Government Hospital, an BOtmeod this aftarncrewj "We have adopted a poHcy of watch ful waiting. There la nothing else to do. It la possible that the mas may go to sleep through sheer exhaustion even though be tries to keep awake. He has not been asleep probably for thirty-eix hours, maybe even lomer. Re may grow weary and want to re turn to the hospital and rest, asd tn that vent he probably win eoma quietly and willingly." Ttaae radla. The nearest approach to a success. fut attempt to unarm Burgess was early today while Detectives A. B. Scrivener and James B, Armstrong, occupied the room adjoining that off Burgess en the fourth floor ot the hotel. Burgess room Is In the north-1 west earner ot the hotel, looking ent I Into c street, petween Hlxth and 5ev. tilth streets. The deteenro beard Burgess open (Continued on Page T, Column 1.) HE HOLDS OFFICERS ram UNK IN IDEM LINE MAI BE BATTLE SCENE WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, Sept. 11. British forces launched an at tack at 3 a. m. today northwest of Peiiiere. Aa this is cabled, it is reported the British captured important ridges. AMSTJERDAM7Sepfe IL Germaa war correspondents report that Douai is being evacuated, according to dispatches here today. Douai is thirteen miles northeast of Arras and has been held by ths Germans since' 1914. It was utilised as a base becarsa. of the . great number' of '.strategis imgls " passing' through it H &1 frfcg itiBagIy-i8rU?ad aad is one of the' great, lisis ia-the, chain, of, Qer maa. def easiva works knows as tsa Hindenburjf line. An Amsterdam dispatch indicate that the Germans 'were compelling the civilian population to leave the town in expectation of a battle there. FOELOSESSOaOOO TROOPS IN MONTH LONDON, Sept. It. The Germans? have lost 600,000 men In the past month. 300,000 of whom -were killed, according to the exchange Telegraph Company. So low has the German man power become that the 1920 class Is expected on the firing Una dally. ' ARTILLERY ACITVE ON VESLE SECTOR PARTS. Sept. U JNoon). "Outside ot artillery actions at come points on the "Aline river, the Vesle asd la Champagne, there Is nothing of Im portance to announce," the war office stated today. FOE'S RESISTANCE FUTILE AT ATTJLLY LONDON. Sept. 11-ttrlUsh troops advanced their line toward Attllrj, less than Ave raDes west of St. Quen tin. and toward Verraand, Vleld Mar ahal ITalg reported today. A strong Oerman attack asrsJnst, the rldgc west ot Oouaeanoouxt yes terday evening was repulsed. The statement seUdt Attack Beat O. "We advanced our line yesterday; In the direction ot AtUIly and Y raand. "In the evening the enemy ttjtmf ly attacked the ridge west Ot Gousan auconrt, There waa sharp fighting, as 4 result of which the attack was com-, pletely beaten off. except at o opnlt, here one post remained rsj the enemy's possession. Treaebea Are Balded. -There was local fighting yester day afternoon and evening tn the neighborhood of Mocuvrea and Keourt St, Quentln, At the former point aa attack, by a strong enemy party, which sueeeede4 tn entering oui" trenches, waa repulsed by counter attacks. At BoQurt St, Quentln also the enemy waa repulsed after atlf? fighting, MVro advanced our Una slightly during the night west et Kra.ulaghem (west ot Armentiereal," GERMANS PREPARE FOR BIG RETREAT AMaTBBTUV. ept, U-That the aermaaa we preparing fey a grea retreat Into central Belalum is Indie J rated by information received" here ta-e day, The Gasman military aatborlUss (Crreflsard am. gaga 3, Calnaa,34 . .