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The Irish Bird.
Europe's Dangerous Con
dition. A Voice From the Sky.
"Punch in the Jaw" Rule.
(Copyright. 1919 )
Bonar Law, speaking for the
British government, says that Mr.
Lloyd George intended to receive
the Irish delegates from this coun
try to make them realize how
nicely things were arranged in Ire
land, "and thus open their eyes."
England, of late years, has tried
to make the Irish asking for in
dependence accept something
else "as good." You see a bird in
a cage with plenty of birdseed,
comfortable swing, cuttlefish bone
on which to run his beak, sand on
the floor, gilding on the wires.
Still the bird would like to get out
That is how it is with the Irish,
and how it has been for seven
hundred years and more. They do
not want the cage fixed up; they
want the DOOR OPEN.
England has good reasons for
doing all she can to pacify her peo
ple, shutting out importations 10
give her people work, grabbing
whatever she can to bring wealth
to her islands. An extremely In
telligent American observer, a
business man of large interests,
just returned from England, says:
"England is hanging on the edge
of a labor revolution, and the big
men know it They are afraid to
refuse labor anything. They
would not dare, in England, to jail
a labor leader or other radical
leader, as we jail Debs and others.
It would give them civil war in
twenty-four hours."
Other countries are in positions
as bad, according to this clear
eyed Western observer.
"In Amsterdam," said he, "there
are eighty-five thousand men out
of work. Conditions there are close
to anarchy. Policemen stand on
streets in groups, never singly, as
alone their lives would not be safe.
All of Europe, conquerors and con
quered, is in a condition of danger
ous unrest. Conditions are made
more difficult by the fact that
workers, exhausted by the war, de
.mand their full share of govern
ment, highest wages, and at the
same time the right to do less and
less work."
A man in a flying machine,
three thousand feet up, delivered a
lecture by wireless telephcttft to
the Institute of Electrical JSngi
neers gathered in a hall in London.
There is indeed a voice from the
sky, the last word of scientific
achievement. How long will it be
before voices actually come from
other planets and philologists are
put to work deciphering strange
speech from other worlds.
The woman's international con
ference for permanent peace at
Zurich, including able women from
the United States, says that the
peace terms with Germany "con
demn one hundred million people
in Central Europe to poverty, dis
ease, and despair."
If that is so, the world will soon
know it. A hundred million peoDle
will not long endure poverty, dis
ease, and despair without making
all the other people in the world
You may have millions dying of
famine in China or India. Those
regions do not read, and they
stopped thinking a thousand years
ago. The people of Europe are
A well-meaning, prosperous
young author says the I. W. W.
mox-ement should be met "with the
firing squad." His suggestion is
that members of the I. V. W.
should be stood up in rows and
shot down and respect for law and
order thus increased. This is
doubtless a patriotic suggestion.
Another patriotic suggestion
comes from a newspaper said to
be published in the interest of
soldiers. The editor, a very brave
man, tells his readers that if they
hear a man make a speech and
don t like- what he says, not to
trouble a policeman, but "give the
speaker a good Yankee punch in
the jaw " This also Is based on
But the country must be run ac
cording to dull law, or it must be
run on the romantic firing squad
and "punch on the jaw" basis.
Where j'ou allow the hastily or
ganized firing squad, and the punch
to take the place of judge, jury,
constitution, etc., you make a
radical change.
So far human beings have in
clined to the idea that law, im
partially, strictly, and justly en
forced, is the only permanent
remedy for social troubles. This
has been the prevailing opinion
er since the days of thoughtful
The old system should be dis
carded for the punch, only after
reasonable deliberation, extending
over a period of several weeks, at
Shower thin after
noon. Fair tonight nnd
tomorrow. Tempera
ture nt 8 a. nj., CO de
crees. Xormal tempera
ture for May 17 for the
Iaat thirty rearm, C5 degree.
NUMBER 11,167.
PARIS, May 17. The United
States has definitely agreed to keep
troops on the Rhine rnd to keep the
United States flag flying over Ger
man 'territory for ct least five years,
it was learned in American official
circles here today.
One American delegate said the
American force would be limited to
a small number of troops, probably
volunteers. The fashion in which
Germany carries out the terms of the
treaty will determine is troops shall
be maintained on the Rhine for a
longer period.
NEW YORK, May 17. German ar
tillery fired upon batteries of the
332nd Field Artilcry. an Ohio organ
ization, at 11:30 o'clock on the morn
ing: of November 11, 1918, half an
hour after the armistice was effec
tive, declared Lieut. Col. Samuel R.
Hopkins, who has returned with Ins
Eight of his men were killed and
twenty-five wounded.vhe safd. Amer
ican headquarters then grave permis
sion for the 332nd to respond, Hop
kins said, and they returned a vigor
ous fire for four minutes until the
Germans ceased firing-.
VIENNA. May 17. Foreign Minis
ter Tchltcherin. of Russia, today sent
a wireless message to Foreign Minis
ter Bela Kun. at Budapest, declaring
the Ukrainian red army has crossed
the Dneister river, and that the Ru
manians are fleeing
rARIP. May 17 Deputies Bergeon
and Kamel have announced that they
will support the proposal in the
Chamber of Deputies that Novem
ber 10 be recognized as a day of
mourning for those killed in the war.
Owner Living City. No Vnhf
S-room house, ami. oprn fire
PIhcch. house almost new. all up lo
date, two quar? from car lin.
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Monthly pa j merits arranged
Phone Franlihn 7S92.
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nice lota, will take $500. price only
Term can be arranged
coi.UMniA i.Axn com pant.
Phone Franklin 7S92
W E. ROGERS. Mcr Ph Roalyn 33
sold two houses
this ad in The
Times. A great num
ber people answered the
For Real Estate Bar
gains Read the Ads in
Today's Paper.
U. S. 10 KEEP
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Published every evening (Including Sunday)
Entered as second-class matter, at to
poitofflce at Washington. D. C
Route of Fliers, "Admiral"
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The third leg of the flight
darkness, the liiers being guided
I'ARr.0. Md 17 The- former K.usor.
and his Pi-!-tur I. ft Uie astlc .a
AmcionRen. Holland. ;i month ago, i
and are now living in tli.- Orniail I
province of Raden. undi-r the names of'
Hers-.ofj and on Hild., the Garnet dt
La Semaine declared today.
The Carnet de Uu. Semaine is a pop- '
ular weekly publication. Some mem
bers of i:s staff mjjy the ooniUhu. f I
of prominent l'rench official, and it ,
frequently carries in its column of,
gossip reliable information on in
side" happenings in Trem-h politx.il
PARIS. May 17 Frank Walih. IM
ward Dunne, and Michael Ran. tins,
afternoon asked Secretary Iansintr
on the behalf of organized Irish Amer
icans, to request the British govern
ment to grant Edward DeValera, Ar
thur Griffiths, and Count Plunkett
safe conduct to Paris to present Ire
land's case to the peace conference.
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America's War Expenses
Were $23,363,000,000
Gen. March Announces
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tures totaled $-j::.::C'J.O0O.()OO. Gen
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RERUN May 1, To the ringing
of church bells 100.000 persons to -
day made a demonstration against
the peace trcat A cou ter demon
Mtrution in favor of the treaty was
made by the Independent Socialists in
the Tiergarden.
There were five different crowds
marching through the streets, but the
main demonstration took place in
front of the Reichstag building.
Speeches were delivered.
President Frederick Ebert and
Premier Philip Schcidcmann received
deputations representing the frontier
00. ON N
and His Wife
The teat her- unions of Washing
ton will offer tin ir o-operation
with the proposed Congressional
Committee for lonductlng an Investi
gation of the school system of Wash
ington, according to Aiue Deal,
president of the High .M-hool Teach-
I er.s' I'nion. today.
"Senator .lones" statement yoter
da m which lie declared his inten
tion of presenting a resolution at
1 the coming session of Congress to
I h.ie the Senate District committee
conduit a school investigation has
! been received with considerable sat
isfaction by the teachers." said Miss
Such an inquiry will surely disclose
the defects winch exist in the present
methods if governing the schools and
i will result m the correction of these
, ,,,.feclKw hlch ,rt tll( prlmary pllr.
1 poso of t,P teachers' f ight.
j "We are confident we have the
'sympathy and support of the people
J of Washington, and we feel sure that
the undesir.ihle controversy into
which the teachers were forced, will
aoon end Willi the institution of
n .ed reforms "
Plans for the compilation of data
by the teachers' unions to be offered
to the proposed Congressional inves
tigation committee, will be discussed
at a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the High School Teachers'
Union on Wednesday.
Bar Hnrbor station sent these
acMocn to the navy early today t
"At 12110 a. m. heard the NC-4,
sending on 4SO meter, aayt 'Pass
ed -il-i. Slsrnaln very week."
"At 12:20 heard the NC-4 tell
Cape Race: 'Am receiving inter
ference.. Go ahead again.'"
"At 12:27 heard
tio. 9 and say:
the NC-1 call
Shortly after 3 a,
received thin radio i
m. the navy
"NC-4 paased station ship 'So. 14
0706 GMT (Greenwich mean time.) .
NC-4 passed station ship No. IS
at B45 a. m 'Washington time a
radio from the Azores to the
Nary atated today.
Station ship No. 18 la about 050
miles from Trepasxry bay.
The XC-3 passed Motion 13 nt
2:23 n. m., Washlnfrton time, the
dispatch stated.
The NC-1 passed station ship
So. 18 at 0x14 a. m. Washington
The XC-I, "Jinx boat" of the
Xavy flylnc fleet, -rrmjt leadins the
race for the Azores nt 8il0 o'clock
this mornins, the Navy Depart
ment iTas advised by radio. At
that hour the TVC4 passed station
ship So. 22, which Is only fifty
miles from Horto.
JfC-4 jasied Station 2int 1AUP
G.3I.T. (SllO a. m. "Washington
time)," a Sn-y message at 0:40
At 10:50 the Xary Department
received from the U. S. S. Co
lumbia, stationed nt llorta, the
"lVf-l arrived at Horta."
Ponta Dcltrada, at 11:11 a. m.i
'Last information received from
SC-3 at 0015 (5:15 a. m. Wajihlni;
ton time): We arc ofT our course
somewhere between 18 and 17.' "
Champ Clark, retiring- Speaker of
i tho Houso. was unanimously chosen
! minorit floor leader by the House
Democratic caucus today.
Anti (.'lark men. however, won a
I partial victory when the caucus
treed to appoint a committtee to in
Chtigratc as to the advisability of ap
pointing: a
steering committee to de-
Party leaders declared that the
entire caucus was harmonious, the
fight on Clark failing to develop bo
cause ot a compromise reached early
today between the Clark and anti
Clark factions.
Representatives Saunders, Virginia,
was elected caucus chairman, and
Ashbrook of Ohio, secretary.
Representative Rucker. Missouri,
! nominated Clark, and Sullivan. Massa
'husetts. seconded it. both getting a
big ovation.
Representative Sanders. Iouisiana,
leader of the anti-Clark faction, sub
mitted 'he steering committee reso
lution The election of Clark means that
he will get the vote of the entiro
Democratic membership of the House
lor the Speakership on Monday
Senate Democrats met nlso. todav
and elected Senator Martin. Virginia,
minority leader, and chosen Senator
Pittman. Xevada. as their candidate
for president pro tern Seveial hours'
discussion it democratic policj n
legi.-lation then followed
So convinced is Congressman James
R. Mann, of Illinois, reported to be
that no successful effort can be made
by Congressman Nicholas I.ongworth.
of Ohio, to overthrow Mann's control
of the Republican organization in the
limbo that he will not even partici
pate in tonight's Republican confer
ence, Mann's friends stated today. In-
stead. Mann will remain at Chicago
and come here Monday in time for
the convening of Congress.
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,PUNTA DELGADA, Azores, May 17. The seaplane
NC4, "Jinx Boat" of the navy's trans-Atlantic fleet, broke
all records in ocean flight and landed at Horta, western
most tip of the Azores group at 11 o'clock today.
The NC-1 is reported nearing land at a speed esti
mated by destroyers at more than seventy miles an hour.
The NC-3, flagship of the squadron, in command of
Commander Towers, was reported by observers to be. off
her course somewhere between the destroyers Stockton
and Craven, stations seventeen and eighteen respectively.
Horta is about 160 miles from the naval air station
here. It is not known whether the NC-4 will await 'there
for her sister ships.
The NC-4 travel edat an .average; speed qfninety miles
'an hotn-frbm Trepassbay foHoTtar "v""
NC-4 Leaves "Jinx" Far
Behind In Record Flight
An American seaplane, the NC-4.
:"jinx boat" of Commander Towers
trans-ocean fling fleet, established a
world's record in overseas flying to
day. When the word reached the Navy
Department here that this now-famous
plane had reached Horta in the
Azores group, she had officially cov
ered 2,200 miles of the flight from
Rockaway to Kngland. The leg cov
ered since last night when she "hoisted
anchor" at Trepassey, is J. 200 miles,
and she made a record of 80 miles an
Navy Officers Thrilled
All Washington was thrilled at the
NC 4's feat. It surpassed the most
radiant expectation of navy officials.
She is now only 150 miles from Punta
del Gada, and has travelled the long
est leg of the navy attempt to blaze
an air trail to Europe.
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The accomplishment passed even th
most optimistic expectations. 1,200 miles in fifteen hours and eight-
According to navy messages the j een minutes, figurine his arrival at
XC-1 arrived at Horta at 9-20. 9:25 a. m. today.
A fog is reported around the Azore. This was as against a scheduled
making landing difficult, and officials time of approximately twenty hours.
All Three Planes Start
Together On Sea Flight
TREPASSnr. V r. May 17 The
mighty seaplanes got away almost
simultaneously last night while the
crowd on the beaches and the sailors
on the United States war craft in
the harbor cheered and flung their
hats into the air
The N'C-r. was the first to go aloft,
leaving the water at sK minutes
after C o'clock (Xew York time).
One minute lajer the NC-4 arose,
her gigantic motors roaring,under
full speed pressure.
At nine minutes after G o'clock the
NC-t soared upward, maneuvering in
graceful circles for position. The
three mighty planes sailed over th
harbor several times then took a
triangle formation and the epoch
making flight was on.
As the airmen passed out of sight
of land the wireless began to sputter
and the American relay ships began
picking up messages. They were
also picked up by the Marconi sta
tion at Cape Race.
The weather was ideal for the
starting of the flight. There was a
gentle breeze and the sun was shin
ing "This is fine." remarked Com
mander Towers, the "admiral of
America's air fleet " His order for
the beginning of the flight consisted
of two words: "Let's go."
At 11:14 the United States ship
Prairie flashed back the message:
"All planes have passed Station
No. 6."
were of the belief that this condition,
may have forced Commander Read to
land at the first port instead of goinfc
on to Ponta Delgada.
The XC-i first reported sighting
land at 7:35 a. m. probably tha island
of Corva.
AC-3 Off iitr Coane.
Latest information from NC-3 was
that she was off her course, soms
where between stations 17 and 18.
This caused some uneasiness in
Mew of reports of foggy conditions.
The NC-1 passed station 19 at 6:14 a.m.
Previously naval officials had ex
pected the NC-4 to bo on to Ponta
Delgada. 150 miles farther, in view
of the progress already made.
The first news of the arrival of the
seaplane reached the Navy Depart
ment through the. United Press. Tha
official message was received by the
department a few moments later.
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of the difficulties he had at the out
set of the flight, which threw him b-
hind the other two flyers.
" Ahead of Schedule.
Commander Read made the flight of
From then on messages came
through at regular intervals either
from the seaplanes themselves or
from United States navy ships lining
the long path across the Atlantic to
the Azores.
Swift destroyers were held In readi
ness at both ends of the Journey and
along the line of flight ready to dash
off to the rescue If any of the ma
chines got Into trouble.
500 Miles From
Azores at Dawn
17 (5:10 a. m. New York time).
Five hundred miles from the Azores,
the seaplanes NC-1 and NC-4 were
leading- the American trans-Atlantic
voyagers at daybreak today.
The NC-1. reports to the, American
base here declared, had passed de
stroyer station No. 10 (U. s. S. Hope
well). The NC-1 Is reported flying at
about the same rate of speed. Last
reports from the NC-3. the flagship
of the stjuadron. Mere received after
she had passed station No. 9, the U.
S S. Thatcher
If they maintain their presont rat
of speed the leading planes should
reach the Azores by noon. New York
Navy officials here are jtfnaxed &t
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