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eight-hour law is no longer a debat
able question and I believe that the
Adamson act will make it easier for
all workers to secure higher wages
and shorter hours.
Woman suffrage does riot seem to
me the paramount issue at this mo
ment, but it is the most urgent do
mestic issue. It is only a question of
a short time, I believe, before we
shall have it by a federal amendment,
ratified by state action. Mr. Wilson
has traveled far in the suffrage direc
tion in the last four years and I am
hoping that tffis fundamental demo
cratic measure will soon have his
Mr. Wilson has been criticized for
his appointments. I could criticize
some mistakes which all parties and
presidents have made in their ap
pointments are a matter of history.
But I have balanced Redfield and his
v Eastland neglect with the appoint
ment of Brandeis, gratefully called
the attorney for the people. I re
member his appointment to the cab
inet of a constructive liberal leader
like Newton C. Baker and that he
was able to secure the social intelli
gence of -Frederic C. Howe for the
service of the immigrants at Ellis
island. I have balanced the displace
ment of Durand on the one side with
the splendid fight Mr. Wilson made
against the reactionaries of his own
and of the opposing party to retain
Julia Lathrop and keep the children's
bureau out of politics.
While Mr. Wilson has not traveled
as far in some directions as I would
like to see him go, I believe that in
this crisis I am safer in trusting him
with our national and international
future, than in experimenting with a
Fair tonight and Sunday; cooler
Sunday afternoon or night; gentJe to
moderate southwest winds, shifting
to northwest Sunday. Temperature
Friday: High, 59; low, 54.
GIVES MAN CHOICE BETWEEN
STERILIZATION AND PEN
A man. was given his choice of sub
mitting to sterilization xr going to
jail from 1 to 20 years by Judge
Marcus Kavanaugh today.
The man, Levin Shapiro, was
found guilty four months ago of at-
tempting to mistreat little girls.
Levin is 65 years old.
"I don't want to send you to jail,"
Judge Kavanaugh told Levin, "be
cause you are old and in ill health. If
I send you to jail you will not live
long. If I turn you loose your mania
may overcome you again and you
may make little girls your victims. I
cannot compel you to undergo steri
lization, thpugh there should, per
haps, be such a ,law, buti I will give
you till next Saturday to decide be
tween sterilization and Joliet"
P. O. CLERKS IN PROTEST
Oscar F. Nelson, ex-pres. National
Federation of Postal Clerks and at
president editor of the Union Postal
Clerk, says that postofflce employes
throughout the country are strong In
their appreciation of Pres. Wilson's
stand for the 8-hour day. The pres
ident signed a provision last July ex
tending the 8-hour day for postofflce
clerks and carriers to cover special
clerks and other employes not in
cluded in the act formerly. How
ever, the local clerks criticize the ad
ministration of the 8-hour law by
Postmaster Campbell and other local x
officials. They complain that em
ployes have been worked overtime.
Last night, they say, 600 clerks
worked four hours' overtime each.
A meeting of the Chicago Postofflce
Clerks' union has been called for to
morrow to draw up a complaint that -.
will be forwarded to Washington. f .'
U-BOAT SHELLS STEAMER
Galveston, Tex., Oct. Leyland
line steamer Morcian, which arrived
here today, reported being shelled
by a German submarine near coast
of England. . '