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Today 5 Ktt iJIAJj & DEA lllu i &L 1 Usurers Are Cowards. The Hohenzollern Lenders. Harder, In Place of Usury. It Won't Work. Ky ARTHUR BRISBANE. When you hear the Prussian King and the Kaiser brag about his ancestors, "My revered grand father, my glorious ancestors, etcV what impression is In your mind? Do yon see kings and fighters ( sitting on thrones, marching to the crusades, like heroes, back through the centuries? Or, knowing the actual facts, do you see a miserable Hohenzollern family of money lenders, usurers. Hying on Prussia's eastern border, and swindling a friendly prince out of his hand by lending money on it and then taking the land? That is what the "proud, noble, royal" HohenzoIIerns are. They cheated their friends out of land in the beginning, they are now to be thwarted in the effort to get the lands of other people, using murder in place of their own money-lending methods. An anonymous writer who signs German Social Democrat chal lenges the statement that the Hohentollerns are the descendants of nsurers that swindled their friends. This writer refers the "German Social Democrat" and his asso ciates to the writings of one whom they look upon as their Inspired prophet, Karl Marx himself, the father of modern socialism. Karl Marx once wrote an article headed "The Divine Right of the Hohenrollern." It would have been a good thing for millions of German Socialists if they had re membered what their leader Marx wrote about the Kaiser. Here are extracts from "The Divine Right of the Hohenrollern, taken verbatim from Karl Marx. Prussian statesmen and historians hare tried their ut Bioit to get the world to accept and understand that Prussia Is the military state par ex cellence, from which it fol lows that (he Divine Right of the Hohenzollern is Vw right of the swori, the right of conquest Nothing could M further from the truth. How, then, did she manage .to acquire Prussia with 2Sr 065, Posen with 11,391, Fomer 8Bia with 12,050, Saxony with 8,776, "Westphalia with 7,778, Rhenish Prussia with 10,180 square miles! By the divine right, of bribery, of open pur chase, of petty thievery, of legacy hunting, and traitorous partition agreement. . , - -SM- In the beginning of the fif teenth century, the Xargra viate of Brandenburg belong ed -to the house of Luxem burg, at the head of which was Slgismund, who at the same time wielded the scepter of Imperial Germany. Slgismund was always in financial difficulties, and was . hard pressed by his creditors. He found in Count Fred erick of Xnremburg, of Hohen zoRern descent, n friend who was both agreeable and help ful. At the same time, an security for the sums loaned to the Emperor at various times, the administration of Brandenburg was conveyed to Frederick in 1111. After the shrewd creditor had managed to secure tem porary possession of the prop erir of the spendthrift, he continued always to involve Sigismund In new debts; in the year 1415 upon final ac counting between creditor and debtor, Frederick was Invested with the hereditary title of Elector of Brandenburg. Such Is the nature of the methods employed by the Di vine Right, by virtue of which the ruling dynasty of Hobcn zollern acquired possession of the Mnnrravlatc of Branden burg. That Is the origin of the Prussian monarchy. fc shall not dwell further on these dirty details. From the beginning of the eighteenth century, as the power of the HohenzoIIerns grew, they improved their methods of expansion; In ad dition to bribing and bargain ing, they also ned the sys tem of division of (.polls by partnership with confeder ates, against countries which they themselves had not de feated, but which they plun dered after defeat. Thus wc see them, together with Prter (he Great, partitioning the Swedish provinces and with Catherine II taking part In the partition of Poland, and with Uexander I in that of Ger many. So much of the quotation from Karl Marx. ...... You understand why it is that the Kaiser begins begging for peace when he feels the first real blow, retreating, explaining, deny ing, like the coward that he is. If he had been the descendant of courageous men, of real kings, he would have fought to the end, perhaps silently. . , . ,, But the mentally and physically crippled and deformed descendant of low Prussian nsurers and swin dlers has no courage His Aus trian friends are down. His as sociate murderers in Bulgaria are ready to run. The Hohenzollern game is up, and the imperial murderer, caught, will pay the penalty for his usurious, money-lending, .swindling ancestors. WEATHER: Partly cloudy Sun day. Monday (air. Little chance In temperatnre. General mlkrrnt and -.rtaireat wind. NUMBER 10,665. BRITISH REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN CAMBRAI i SENATE TALK S HOPE Fl Unless President Wilson is willing to use the Big Stick to club several Democratic Senators into line, for suffrage, the Anthony amendment. pending in the Senate, is doomed to defeat this 'session. It. is not even a certainty that the President could force through the amendment this session, for the rea son that Southern Democratic mem bers are as-a rule extremely strong in thefr. ODDOSitlon to It &r It is generally "believed that if the President did call in the Tecalci txanfs and told them it was indis pensable for the Democratic party to put through the amendment It would go tnrougo. Case Looks Hopeless. Short of the President actually "laying down" on the Democratic opponents of suffrage, there is no reason to believe It can win at thli time. Suffrage Senators, when the Senate adjourned until tomorrow without a vote, admitted the case looked hopeless. Even the return of Senator La Fol lette, they admitted, would not save the amendment. Senator Smoot, in remarks on the floor, practically admitted the amend ment could not muster the needed votes, and expressed his disappoint ment over it. He is one of the suf frage leaders. The tide turned definitely cgalnct the suffragists yesterday afternoon wheh Senator Benet of South Caro lina, successor to Senator Tillman, came out in a speech saying- he would vote against the amendment. He said (Continued on Pace 4, Col. I.) WIFE TO APPEAL PITTSFIEL.D. Mass . Sept. 29. Mrs Katherine Livingston Mellen will ap peal the decree of separation granted her husband, Charles S. Mellen, form er head of the New Haven railroad, by Judge Edward T Slocum in the probate court here today Mrs. Mellen will appeal to the su perior court which sits here in Jan uary Her divorce libel against Mr. Mellen will be heard in the same court at that time J n dee Slocum found "justifiable cause" in granting Mellen a separa tion from his wife and in handing (loan the decision declared that as Mrs Mellen had not appeared to con- trot ert the testimony submitted by Mr Mellen's counsel, there was no j oth-r course than to grant a decree of ! separation. I Neither Mr. nor Mn. Mellen was, ! In court when the decision was handed I down. I Numerous letters signed "Fondly. Kitten," alleged to have been written by Mm. Mellen to Henry Douglas Brown, a New York het-1 man, f urn , ished sensations in the case. I ?l FLOATS U. S. CRAFT A German-owned shipyard contrib uted Its part to help defeat the Kaiser today The American Lumber Company of St. Andrews Tlay, Florida, now In con trol of A. Mitchell Palmer, alien prop erty custodian, laid Its first keel for the new American merchant marine 1- ............. ....w . .... uutf,IU Board wired congratulations m DOOM f SUFFRAGE EMSDEHH Ik SSEF- ES TOP AS E America started her Fourth Lib erty Loan Drive yesterday with a bang. No official figures are avail able at the national headquarters, but the wires are busy bringies mes sages of cheer. " Alaska wins the honors of beins first to subscribe her total quota. The Alaska Packers' Association, of San Francisco announced it had subscribed the i enUre, loan allot ""f.i ,nr every townjSrtlfaSe, fan fishing camp In the Territory to a total of $1,370,000. 'Liberty Loan workers there are now aiming to double their quota. St Albans, VL, has already over snbscribed its quota by 30,000. Irv Ington, N. Y., Secretary McAdoo's former horfie, went over the top. Mlddleton, Conn.; Katlck, Mass.; LodI, N. J.; LaGrangc, Ga.; Meri gold. Miss.; McAUen, Tex.; East Chicago, and Whltely county, In diana; Catasaqua, Birmingham, and the Mercersburg district of Penn sylvania all reported over subscrip tions. Navy Going Strang. Reports through the uavy indicate a big subscription from the sea serv ice of the country. The navy mobiliza tion bureau of New York oversub scribed its quota. The early success of St. Albans was due In port to the help of the employes of the Central of Vermont railroad. The Railway Administration was ad vised that 995 out of 1,249 employes there bad already subscribed, and had put the city over the top B. L. WlnehelL regional director of railroads for the Southern district, wired that his entire district would go 100 per cent. Every employe of the United States Shipping Board's storage yard at South Norwaik, Conn., subscribed, and Chairman Hurley wired congratula tions. CITYGIVESMELY E Washington has opened its purse trings and the flow of dollars has started to fall into the lap of Liberty for the cause of democracy. Liberty loan officials are enthusiastic over the whirlwind start of the campaign. which will be the National Capital's answer to the challenge of Kalsertsm. With a rush of early buers and a spirit prevailing- that gave every evl drnce of patriotic loyalty and a de- (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.) E MUSI SAVE FUEL! Scarcity of coal and wood in France) has forced the general headquarters! of the American expeditionary forces i to limit the amount of fuel for cook ing and heating purposes both for the troops In the trenches and those be hind the line. For tho approaching winter period the men In the trenches ulll be allowed one pound of charcoal and ' three pounds of coke per man each day. Those behind the line are restricted to slightly leas quantities. MA GO FOURTH LOAN EN IN 4TH LOAN DR1V YANKS FRANC aAiififon WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER To Washington Times Readers By A. BRISBANE It is not necessary to tell men and women who have read The Timet, daring the fifteen months 'of my ownership, what its attitude has been as regards the war, and Germany. Yon who have read this newspaper, as Congressmen and Government officials bave read it, since Jane 27, 1917, know what The Washington -I sent yesterday to Senator Overman, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, the following letter: Sept 28, 1918. My Dear Sir: It is stated in the Washington Starthat an investiga tion ordered by the Senate into the affairs, of my newspaper, The Wash ington Times, and other matters, may be conducted without the sum moning 6 witaeasesos the' part of the Judiciary subcomtttoe of, which VGA a-wt iltivnarf i vl '-! tbaBartBOSr&MestX that T?Su allow me to appear before -your eosf- miuee and answer charges that are implied in a letter from JL Mitchell Palmer made public through the Senate and the Senate resolution The documents published, with which my newspaper has been con nected, included a letter written in 1915 by a man whom I have not seen and from whom I have not heard in eight years, a letter having no con nection with me, ray own newspaper, or any newspaper with which I am connected. This letter has been used by news papers throughout the United States as basis of a charge, preposterous on the face of It, since my newspaper is published at Washington where As owner of The Washington Times I have written and published up to this date, 125 signed articles and editorials, dealing with the enemies of the United States. No newspaper editor in this country, I believe, has written more frequently or earnestly against Germany than I have done in The Washington Times. I can say, truthfully, as readers of The Washington Times are well aware: "Here is the first copy of The Washington Times published under my ownership, and here is the lat est copy. And here in bound volumes are all copies of The Washington Times between. These newspapers contain many articles and cartooaB dealing with the war, and every picture, every article, paragraph, line, and word concern ing an enemy of the United States are utterly hostile to that enemy, and entirely loyal to the United States." An editor is properly judged by what his newspaper says, a citizen by what he does. My newspaper has been used with all its energy for the development of the war tne Administration, as every Times, and every member of the Six thousand acres of land whicn I own nave been offered to the Government of the United States for the use of the army without charge, a fact which is here made public only because of the false charges that have been made against me. In May, 1917, 1 was informed that the Government was in need of a large tract of land in New Jersey as a camp for soldiers, and was asked to put ten square miles, in Ocean New Jersey. I replied that I had nothing for sale or rent to the United States, at war. I telegraphed to the Government on May 31, 1917, describing my property, close to the ocean, within five miles of the rifle range at Sea Girt and the residence of the Gov ernor of New Jersey. I offered all my land, with twenty new houses which I had just built, suitable for officers' quarters, with the right to use the land and buildings in any way desired, without charge. I offered also for the use of the soldiers my lands on the ocean front, adjoining- the large tract inland. And I agreed, in case the Government should spend mjmi- vmwmvm.w 1a lnnfl tlmi. inAnannrr ifo TrolnA tln Tl would, at the end of the war, sell the entire tract to the Government for one dollar. In regard to my attitude toward the allies, before this Continued on Page 2, Column i,) Times has always stood for. every Government agent has sees it, that The Washington Times or I, its sole owner, have been guilty of sym pathy for a nation with which the United States .is at war. I request that you give me a hear ing and an opportunity to 'testify under oatfi to the following facts, which I can prove: Jlrst That I am the sole owner of The 'Washington Times, abso lutely. in control of it management, and polidesLfrom the day I pur chased it , Second That from the day I bought it. The Washington Times has been, to borrow the expression of a Senator, "One, hundred per cent Americas, and five hundred per cent anti-Germ an." The accusation against me has been reprinted and magnified in hun dreds of newspapers in this country. Its publicity being partly due to the Senate resolution, I hope that the Judiciary subcommittee will not re fuse me an opportunity to reply pub licly to false accusations thus pub licly made. Yours very trulv, ARTHUR BRISBANE. spirit, and for the support of reader of Tne wasnington Administration must testify. a price upon my property of and Monmouth counties, in times 29, 1918. Reports aa Taker Is tks verxe t fsllvnimc the exasaple f Bulgaria and aifclag as anaUtiee arellxalaarr to peace Bexotlti, reached , dlptesaatle circle hem las Bight. LONDON. Sept. 29w In rejecting Bulgaria's overtures for an armis tice on the Balkan "front the Brit ish have made it plain that these are indispensable -conditions,, .on -which pease could be considered: Flrst-There- must be " complete rupture between Bulgaria and her allies Germany, Austria, and Turkey. Second There must be guarantees that would safeguard the allied military operations in the Balkans and prevent the dispatch of Ger man troops to the aid of Bulgaria. Third Bulgaria must evacuate all of the territory that has been occu pied by the German allies in the Balkans since the outbreak" of the war. It was stated on good authority that, If the above terms are unac ceptable, the allies have so further terms to propose. Advances Continue. There is no lessening of the mili tary activities by the entente on the Balkan front desrlte Bulgaria's pro posals for an armistice. Further advances by the allied ar mies in both Servla and Bulgaria were reported. ' It was said the British reply to the Bulgarian government was covered! by the negative reply of the allied (Continued on Page 2. Column 8.) , INEFFICIENT ARMY American army officers must be ef flcient, else they will be transferred to more useful posts or be dismissed from their commissions. This mani festo has g-one out from the War De partment in connection with Inaugura tion of a new system of ratine offi cers. The new system, modlfylnr one low; In effect, requires that officers shall make reports each three months on the efficiency of the officers directly below them. To stay on, the officer mut have a rating of at least 15 per cent. An elaborate method of putting the ratings Into effect has been worked out and it will apply to staff and line officers alike By way of co-ordinating ami per fecting the personnel work of the vthole army, a special section has been created, with Colonel Bishop, fornirr secretary of the general start, in charge. He proposes to make uniform the practice of obtaining, listing, and i rating officers In all branches, to do away with favoritism and Inequalities i and to make for a more efficient pros- ' ecutlon of the war In all Us phases. Colonel Gardner has succeeded Bishop i as secretary of the general staff T MURPHTSBORO. I1U Sept, 29 Klght bodies have been tiken from j the mine of the Franklin Coal and Coke Company at Royalton and rescuers are straining to reach thir teen other miners trapped by an ex plosion early yesterday, according to reports from Desoto. III. BRITAIN SETS FORTH TERMS IN RECTI BULGAR PLEA H JO LOSE IS RECOVER 8 BODIES AFTER MINE BLAS BULGARIA OUT OF WAR, DECLARES ITS ENVOY "Bulgaria is out of .the war,'' is the opinioa expressed by Stephen Panatoroff, the Bulgari an minister aiWaahibg ton, to a staff corre spondent of the Uni versal Service ibis aft emoon. . 1 believe that my country is definkaly de termined to abaodea its alliance with Germany and Austria, and if the entente allies refuse to , 'fisten to peace over tBsayafpealtogte , Uted States ta aih. gOwd:fioss' he .said. 1 Ml WOMAN AT KY. HOME Miss Eitelle Bullock, thirty-five years old, Washington war worker who dis appeared Sunday last while going from her boarding house to church, has sud denly and unexpectedly appeared at the home of her father, Thomas J. Bul lock, at Freedom. Ky. Acting Inspector of Detectives Burlina game received a telegram yesterday from the chief of police of Freedom. Ky.. saylng that "Miss Bollock has returned home." Cane Here Ib July. Miss Bullock came to 'Washington from her home In Kentucky the early part of July, and accepted a position la the audit and accounts section of the War lllsk Insurance, at Fourteenth and E streets northwest. She was a stranger in Washington, among Its thousand of war workers, and soon began to show evidence of despondency. She frequently had "blue days." just like thousands of other homesick war workers, and It Is believed that she went home "Just to sec the folks One reason advanced by Intimate friends for her sudden disappearance Is that she might have been afraid of kid napers. Many times during conversa tion with friends MIs Bullock ex pressed fear that she might be kid naped of abducted by white stavtrs Industrial disaster In man parts of the country when the new revenue bill, calling for 1 8,000.000,000 in taxes, becomes a Ian, uas predicted by Senator Penrose on the floor of the Senate yesterday. Senator Penrose protected against appropriating money for the use of1 various branches of the Government! without examination of the projects' for which It is to bo expended and the' method of expenditure "We are approaching a time when it will be easier to save a million' dollars than to raise It," he said. "I dislike to say It. but I believe that when wc put $8,000,000,000 In taxes on the industries of this country, it will result. In many eases, in Indus trial disaster" SENATOR PREDICTS IKE LIP NATIONAL EDITION PRICE THREE CENTS. BELGIANS I FOE LI FOR By IfiWEUj VJSU&TT. United! Press BUS OeneapOBgeat. WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES' IK TRANCE, Sept. Cajafcrai is t&i oractally reporte&-to bave fallen. Csabral i as --t Urn sseet stroaaty-tortlSeia Tresch cities bet by tbe OenBSsfcBvsaa ts feeea fbt isst foer jeaqu, Uelletsi Is. a earlier d&patei. stated" that tie BrtUsk had pre greased to a-Tpefet-where- they coal occupy CambraJ aay ttase they choose. They were last offldally reported within two mMaa of the dty. The British oSeasrre which began three days ago was atreetet almost solely at the captEre of Caw braL ' BELGIANSCAPTlfRE 4,000 IN FUMRS HAVRE, Sept. 29. Belgian forces, attacking to Flaadera la eo-opertioa with the British, have completed oc cupation of the famous Houtholst forest, taking 4JMO prisoners. It la announced by the Belgian war office. "Between Drxmude and north ef Tpres, we attacked the German posi- tions today and captured Houtholst forest.' the communique said. "We have taken 4,080 prisoners." AMERICANS TAKE MORE VILLAGES By NEWTOJC C PARKK, I IaternatJoaal News Servtee Staff 1 Carreayesdemt. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMT Ef FRANCE, Sept. 3 (noon). Satisfac tory progress was mads by the Ameri cans today In a renewal of the fighting which flared up west of the Mouse river. There was some wertie fighting last n!,-lit also. The Americans have captured more villages northwest of Verdun. Charpentry, Very, Eplnonrllle, and Ivolry were seized by tho Tankers I storming assaults. Charpentry was seised when Ameri cans advanced on the village from both the eit and west. (Charpentry is between four and Ova rrlles west of Montfaucon, and nearly four miles north of the old battle front) Our.ng the .Ulernoon of Friday, ""icrican patrols entered Demevoux. C iht -millimeter gnns were recay iJtiil from the Germans, four of larger allbr and tn "seventy-sevens.' AUJEDWARSHIPS AID BEGUN DRIVE AMSTERDAM; Sept. 29 -Allied warships heavll) shelled Zeebrugse, Ostend, and other Belgian coast points yesterday. In conjunction with the Flanders often ve. YANKS IN PICARDY AID BIG SMASH GREAT GAINS IN FLANDERS By TiERT FORD. laternatleaal Xtm Service BtaSi Cwniniinit. WITH THE BRITISH ARlir D FR.VN'CEt Sept 20. -Slraultijnecww t j I -1 1 .