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WOMEN UNDAUNTED BY THEIR
DEFEAT IN NEW JERSEY
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 20. A new
fight for woman's suffrage opened in
New Jersey today.
"Undaunted by their overwhelming
defeat in. election .ye'sterday, suffrage
leaders of state are .already laying
plans to carry their cause before leg
islature in effort to obtain presiden
tial suffrage and will also join in the
movement seeking amendment to
national constitution granting women
Practically complete returns early
today show that suffragists were
beaten in yesterday's election by up
ward of 50,000.
President Wilson's own district
went "anti" The district rejected the
"cause" "by a vote of 150 to 64. The
town of Princeton, in which the pres
ident voted, rejected suffrage amend
ment by majority of 182.
Suffragists apparently carried but
one county in entire state. That was
Ocean county. Incomplete returns
gave the "cause" a majority of 210
there, but even this may be lost
MUST BUILDING BE SOLD TO
SATISFY SALOON DEBT?
Must the $2,000,000 14-story Eiger
building, Randolph and Dearborn, be
sold to satisfy a $1,500 saloon debt?
The supreme court will decide. In
a similar case it decided against the
Mrs. Delia Garrity, 601 Belden av.,
successfully sued Clarence Green,
formerly saloonkeeper in Eiger bldg.,'
charging that Green's whiskey re
sulted in her husband's nonsupport
Green did not pay. The law says the
building owner is responsible for the
$1,500 judgment and Judge Smith so
SHE WAS OLD ENOUGH, ANYWAY
Seattle, Wash. "Well, she's of legal
age, anyway!" This was the defense
made by F. L. Edgbert, 55, when he
appeared before "Cupid" Gage, mar
riage license clerk here and asked 1
I for license to wed Mrs. George, Indian.
squaw, widow and holder of valuable
rights on Suquamiah reservation.
They guessed her age finally at 9Q.
Edgbert got the license.
CERMAK COMES THROUGH WITH
HOT ANSWER TO MAYOR
The "wets" slapped a heavy slam
at Mayor Thompson last night. An
ton J. Cermak, head of the United So- (
cieties and municipal court bailiff,
steered a hot statement toward "Big
Bill" in answer to his Cohan's Grand
opera house speech at noon.
He said that the mayor was trying
to pick a personal quarrel with him
to cloud the real issue that of the
broken "wet" pledge.
Then his -statement runs:
"Here, Mr. Mayor is the real ques
tion you should answer:-Did you sign
the pledge of the United Societies ,or
did you not?
"Is your signature genuine or is it
"You say you gave your, personal
views only. What a foolish excuse.
Who cares for your personal opinion?
You were at that time a candidate
for mayor and not a private citizen. ;
"I want the readers to judge for
themselves whether "Big Bill" gave t
his personal views or a pledge not to
enforce Sunday closing.
" "I quoe an excerpt of the pledge,
signed by Mr. William Hale Thomp- i
" 'That he will oppose all laws
known as "blue laws,' and that he es
pecially declares that he is opposed to,,
a closed Sunday, believing that the
state law referring to Sunday closing
fs obsolete and should not be enforced
by the city administration. And
that he is opposed to all ordinances ( ))
tending to curtail the citizens of Chi-
cago in the enjoyment of their liber
ties on the weekly day of rest' "
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