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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; THURSDAY: .TOLY 197 1917.
WILL PICK MEN FOR U. S. CONSCRIPT ARMY TOMORROW
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comment, the action, he believed,
peaking for Itself. Some of the
women had planned an appeal and a
teat case. The pardon prevents that.
Bat there Is nothing to prevent a re
arrest in the future for a similar of
fense and the taking of an orderly
Gained One Point.
But the women are likely to find
out that unless they display sedi
tious banners they will not be mo
lested. To that extent, their agitation
will have gained them a point.
What they have done 'for woman
suffrage only one man knows, lie Is
the President of the United States.
And while he mar have previously
been disposed to urge the Federal
amendment the rumor has been lately
that he was growing more friendly
to It the demonstrations and arrests
and pseudo-martyrdom of the women
are'more likely to have influenced Mr.
Wilson to postpone conslderatlo of
this question until the request for ac
tion comes from the larger suffrage
organization the National American
Woman Suffrage Association now
busily engaged In helping America
' prosecute the war.
It Is unlikely that Mr. Vllson will
do anythtng about suffrage unless it
la In response to an appeal from the
latter association, which comprises by
far the larpest number of re! suf
fragettes In any one. organization In
tie United States.
SAYS SWFJJ LEADER;
PICKETS TO KEEP ON
Mass Alice Paul, executive head of
tie National Woman's party. Is con
fined to a hospital, and has been out
of trie suffrage fight for nearly two
Weeks, but Miss Lucy Burns, the act
nig chief, through Miss Mabel Vernon,
ller first lieutenant. Issued a state
ment to the Times today declaring
the President hadnfllAed a Daxdon"
lipon the sixteen "suffragettes .at pcv.fjght for llbe
coquan. f Tbo obliged to
xne statement rouows:
"Everything we have been doing
has been done with the idea of'ob-
tatnlng the passage of the suffrage
Amendment to the Constitution. The
President's action Inflicts a pardon
"upon women who did not ask for It.
Pardoning the suffragettes Is not
meeting their demand, and never will
meet It. Picketing must continue for
the present, because we believe It Is
FAILS TO SECURE
BACKING IN SENATE
Just when the White Houe was an
nouncing the pardon of the sixteen
suffragettes who were sent to Occo
quan. Miss Maud Younger, one of the
leaders of the National Woman's
Party, visited the Capitol and made
an appeal to Senators in behalf of the
Miss Younger was seeking to have
Che sentences of the women taken
up on the floor of the Senate, and
objection made by Senators to the
manner In which they had been
Miss Younger was unable to make
much progress In this direction. She
consulted Senator Polndexter of
Washington, who told her that he
was not In sympathy with the meth
ods of the militant suffragettes.
He told her that he did not believe
that picketing and similar methods
which had been resorted to in Eng
land should be tried here, and that he
believed that the course which those
who were responsible for picketing
the White House bad taken bad cost
the cause much support.
senator lsoran or Idaho was ap
pealed to, but without success, as he
la not in favor of a suffrage amend
Senator Sherman of Illinois was
not disposed to take up the cause of
the Imprisoned women on the floor
uf the Senate.
4MRS. kinkead is taken
UNDER HEAVY GUARD
TO TELEPHONE HUSBAND
OCCOQUAN, Va July 19. Mrs.
Beatrice Reynolds Kinkead was the
first suffragette to leave the female
Suarters of the reformatory since
jey were imprisoned. She was taken
tinder heavy guard this morning to
answer the telephone call of her hus
band, who demanded that she consent
to have her fine paid. She refused,
saying she would be disgraced for
life if he took such action.
Aree at 6i30 o'clock.
The sixteen suffragettes arose at
6:30 o'clock this morning and came
to breakfast, at 7. Their faces were
all red and swollen, either through
sleeplessness or weeping, but all
aeemed game. They had a hard time
yesterday with Mrs. Minnie Herndon,
Sn charge of the woman prisoners.
Mrs. Herndon was grimly determined
to Impress them with the fact that
they were to expect no special priv
ileges, and apparently she succeeded.
There Is a shortage of footwear at
the workhouse colony, and a quick
requisition was rushed to the District
oulldlng today for shoes and stock
Jnga. Though the alxteen went qulet-
LONDON, July 19. Fourteen
British ships of more than 1,600
tons were sunk by submarines or
mines in the last week, according
to the official report Four British
vessels under 1,600 tons were sunk
and eight fishing vessels. The
losses to British shipping since
early March are as follows:
Sblps over Under
Week ended Tons. Tons.Total
March 1 3
March 11 1
March II II t M
March 3 11 7 B
April 1 U
April I 17 I 1
April a j;
April a 15 M
April .... Jl n
Marc " n
Mar II II t H
Mar K II 17
Mar Z! 11 1
June 1 - 15
June 10 ..- zl 10 M
June 17 z7 s XJ
June 14 It 7 3
July iz H
ly to thelt work In the sewing shop
After breakfast, there was a rumor
broaucast through the workhouse
that they must soon work In the gar
den. This would mean that the sixteen
women murt don bloomers and heavy
WOMEN CAN'T BE MADE
TO ACCEPT PARDONS, IS
OPINION OF DC. COUNSEL
Corporation Counsel 8yme Informed
Warden Whittaker by telephone at
3:23 o'clock this afternoon that the
women could not be ejected from the
workhouse If they dcilred to b'ay.
Warden Whittaker Immediately went
Into another conference with the
pickets, who were with their legal
adviser, Dudley Field Malnne, and J.
A. II. Hopkins, husband of one of the
The suffragettes cannot be forced
to accept a pardon. Conrad II. Syme,
Corporation Counsel, delcard It its
been decided by the U. S. Supremo
Court In an "opinion by Chief Justice
Marshall that a pardon Is in the na
ture of a deed, and does not become
effective until It Is delivered to and
accepted by the person pardoned.
OVER SUFF QUESTION,
BUT WILL NOT RESIGN
Dudley Field Malone, collector of
the port of New York, has not resign
ed and does not Intend to resign.
"My attitude," be said today,
"simply haa been that whenever the
holding of an official position Is In
consistent with the advocacy of a
liberty In any fo-m. I shall
resign my office.
"In this suffrage situation, all that
happened was that having personally
witnessed a case of great Injustlc-i to
a group of American women appeal
ing for their political liberty, I car
ried my protest to President Wilson
In the knowledge that he would recog
nize the injustice, which he did."
PICKETING MUST NOT BE
RELAXED, SAY SUFFS
"Picketing must continue for the
That was the defl to the opponents
of votes for women, issued todsy Im
mediately after the White House an
nouncement that the sixteen pickets
at Occoquan had been pardoned by
in a personal statement, and in
one made through Miss Mabel Ver
non, her chief lieutenant. Miss Lucy
Burns, the acting head of the Na
tional Woman's Party, practically
declared that the President's action
wsj- gratuitous and unnecessary, and
was done merely to becloud the real
FIRE AT A11ANTIC HOTEL
CHECKED BY POUCEMAN
Prompt discovery of smoke coming
from a window of the Atlantic Hotel,
Sixth street and Pennsylvania ave
nue northwest, by Policeman Beckett,
of the Sixth precinct, at 4 o'clock this
morning, probably prevented a serious
The policeman summoned engine
company No. 14 on a local call, and
the blaze, which was In a room oc
cupied by D. J. O'Brien, of Charles
ton, S. G, was quickly extinguished.
Damage was estimated at $100
The origin of the fire Is unknown.
O'Brien had awakened and was out
of the room when the firemen ar
rived. FUGITIVE FROM ASYLUM
CAUGHT BY BANK BOOK
A savings account ordinarily Is a
good thing, but one led to the sec
ond arrest of Gottlieb Kreh, a Ger
man, who escaped with two others
f torn St. Elizabeth's several days ago.
Soon after the Security Savings and
Commercial Bank, at Ninth and G
streets, opened, Kreh appeared and
asked for his pass book. The police
had been expecting Just such a visit
"I have been released from the asy
lum, and I am going away," said
Kreh, as he asked for his money.
At the Invitation of officials of
the bank Kreh .took a seat. The traf
fic officer on the corner stepped in
and put Kreh again under arrest.
P. O. INQUIRY TOMORROW.
The House Committee on Exoendl-
tures In the Postofflce Department, of
which Congressman Keating of Colo
rado Is chairman, will begin hearings
tomorrow on tne resolution to In
vestigate the Postofflce Department,
Introduced by Congressman Van Dyke
of Minnesota, a former railway mall
TO BE DRAWN AT
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rolls, and determine In what order
each must report to nls local exemp
tion board for physical examination
Jn case a registrant finds his num
ber In the center of or near the bot
tom or the list in his district. It
means that he probably will not-have
to report for months or until the
second or third levy of drafted men.
Will Summon Registrants.
After the drawing fixes the order
of examination, the local boards will
start at the top of their list and
summon the first, second, third, and
so on down the Hit exempting those
disqualified until enough men are
secured to fill each quota.
The paraphernalia for the drawing
Is ready and locked In a vault In the
War Department. As the little cap
sules are plucked out of the glass
bowls by bllnuiolded men, the "mas
ter" numbers within will be an
nounced and recorded upon a huge
The numbers will be checked
against one another several times to
avoid the slightest possibility of a
mistake. The force of clerks and ac
countants has been drilled and re
hearsed In their task.
Within a few days each board will
be notified by Its State governor of
the exact number of men each district
must give to the army. The quota
Is baaed upon the recent population
Ta Compete Pnblle Mind.
By virtually drawing the entire
registration list at one time and fix
ing the order of appearance before
boards, the War Department expects
to compose the public mind and set
at rest the uncertainty of the millions
not drawn In the first levy.
The American people will be repre
sented at the drawing of their young
men by the members of the House
and Senate Military Affairs Commit
tees, designated as official witnesses.
Because of the tedious nature of
the drawing and the necessity for ab
solute quiet, the spectators at the
historic event will be limited. In ad
dition to the Congresslor 1 commit
tees and a few officials of the War
Department, only a group of newspa
per correspondents will witness tns
DOCTORS TO GUARD
AGAINST ALL FAKE
Uncje Sam's not going to take any
chances on his first 687,000 draft sol
dier boys faking physical disability.
With the fateful lottery perhaps
less than twenty-four hours away,
the Government Issued special warn
ing to examining physicians on local
boards to watch every dafted man
carefully for crooked tricks.
If drafted, you'll have to be a
mighty poor specimen to escape a
uniform on the plea of physical dis
ability. And you'll have to prove
your disability conclusively.
"It Is Important, said the surgeon
general's warning, "that you realize
there will be a proportion of men
who will seek exemption by dissimu
lation, varying from exaggeration of
condition to downright malinger
"Be prepared to protect the Gov
ernment against such attempts at
When the examining physician or
the local board or both are In doubt
as to a drafted man's physical quali
fication for military service, he will
be held to be qualified.
If two physicians declare htm phys
Ically unfit, the local board at Its dis
cretion may set aside both opinions.
A drafted man can't escape by be
ing sick. An examiner will be sent
to his home. If convalescent, the
board will hold him until well and
then examine the man.
There'll be no chance for "pull"
with the phjslclan. If he or any mem
ber of the board Is even a second
cousin of the drafted man, they can't
"Say, Doctor, This Prescription
Works Like Magic" Physician
Explains Why Nuxated Iron
QUICKLY PUTS ASTONISHING
THE VEINS OF MEN AND
CHEEKS OF NERVOUS,
Ask the first hundred
itronir, healthy looking
people you meet to
what they owe their
strength and energy
and zee how many
reply "Nuxated Iron."
Dr. Howard James, late
of the Manhattan State
Hospital of New York.
and formerly Assistant
"Thousands o f
r u n-oown people
suffer from Iron
deficiency but do
not Know wnat to
take. To quickly enrich the blood, put
roses In the cheeks of women and
cive men that youthful 'punch.' vital-
lty. and 'stay-there,' power, there Is
nothing like organic iron Nuxated
Iron. A patient of mine remarked
after a six weeks' course of Nuxated
Iron. 'Say, doctor, this prescription
works like made!' Unlike the older
forms of Iron, Nuxated Iron does not
Injure the teeth nor upset the stom-
ach, but Is readily assimilated and
you can quiCKiy recognize us action
by a renewed feeling of snap, vigor
and Increased staying power"
No matter what other Iron rem
edies you have used without success
If you are not strong or well you
owe It to yourself to make the fol
Gen. Crowder Outlines System
For Determining Draft Order
The "war lottery," to select the
national army, will be drawn In
groups. Only 1,000 numbers will be
drawn. The 1,000, however, will dls
pose of the entire registered ellglbles.
numbering nearly 10,000,000 men.
Gen. Enoch C Crowder, provost
marshal general, so announced to
day. The 10,000,000 registrants are
divided into groups. These groups
are controlled by "key numbers" from
zero to ten. The men to be called
up have been numbered In red ink
on the selective list by the local
boards. These red Ink serial num
bers- run from very small figures In
the lightly populated districts to
more than 10,000 In one district.
The red numbers were assigned by
chance. Because of this General
Crowder has ruled that drawings In
sets of 1,000 will In no way work
hardship on anyone. But to make
It fair, the drawing will be divided
Into two parts. First will be the
"Key numbers" to determine In what
order each sheet of 1,000 names shall
appear on the master list. Then will
come a drawing of numbers from 1
to 1,000 to determine the order In
side each group of 1,000 in which
the registered ellglbles shall be call
In explaining the manner In which
the drawing shall take place. Gen
eral Crowder today Issued the fol
"Ten million men are registered
637,000 are needed In the first calL
Who shall go first!
"If we were dealing with the an
cient draft we should take every
fourteenth man. But wa are not con
scripting. We are selecting for mili
tary service those whose civil service
can best be spared. Therefore, the
question Is not 'Who shall go flrstr
but 'Who shall be called first for ex
amination? And what we must do is
to make a list showing the order of
"Now, no one knows how many
men must be examined to yield 0S7.0OO
soldiers. Therefore no one can say
Just how many men It Is absolutely
necessary to put on this list. A mo
ment's reflection will prove that the
whole 10,000,000 must be given their
places on the list of 'order of exami
nation.' "Every registered man Is in a state
of uncertainty. He does not know
when be will be called. He hesitates
to plant a crop for fear he will not
reap It. Employers hesitate to en
gage his services fearing they will
be but temporary. This condition
ought to be cured for the repose of
the public mind. It-can be cured to
some extent by putting every man on
One Drawing la Capital.
"It would be possible to have 4,537
separate drawings one for each
group bit since methods would vary,
and since supervision and absolute In
surance against the charge of fraud
ulent manipulation could not be had
In that way, every consideration of
expediency and Justice urges one
drawing in Washington.
"In each group every registration
card has a red Ink number written
on Its face, and these numbers run in
a single series from unity (one) to
the number corresponding to the
greatest number of cards In the
group. Normally this Is from unity
(one) to about 3.000.
"The central drawing must com
prise over 10.000 numbers, because
there are a" few groups of over 10,000
numbers, and the master Hat must
contain sufficient numbers to accom
modate the largest group.
"To draw 10,000 separate numbers
would take ten hours and would mul
tiply the chance of error. Moreover.
If the "ten thousands," the "nine
thousands." the "eight thousands."
and the "seven thousands." and the
"six thousands" were scattered all
over the master list Indiscriminately,
the cancellation by boards having
small groups would be very tedious,
and would open the way to numerous
errors. All this Is easily avoided.
The Actual System.
The actual method follows:
"First A drawing of numbers from
0 to 10 to determine the order In which
the sheets of 1.000 each shall appear
on the master list.
"Second A drawing of numbers
YOUTHFUL POWER INTO
BRINGS ROSES TO THE
See how long
you can work
or how far
you can walk without becomlne- tired
next take two five grain tablets of Nux-
ated Iron three times per day after
meals for two weeks. Then test your
strength again and see how much you
have gained. I have seen Nuxated
Iron Increase the strength, power and
endurance of delicate, nervous, run
down people 100 per cent In ten days'
time in many instances.
NOTE NUXATED IRON nrnnnil
above by Dr James can be obtained from
any rood drusxlat. with or without a iiy
clan's prescripUon. on an absolute suaranteo
of success or money refunded. It Is dls
penned hi this city by Ja O'Donnell Drug
Htoren. People's XJrus Stores, and all good
from 1 to 1,000 to determine the order
Inside each group of 1,000.
"One croup of numbers, from 1 to
1.000, and a second group, from 0 to 10.
have been carefully Imprinted on
ODaaue slips of paper, black on one
side, counted and checked. These
slips have been rolled up and each put
Inside a gelatin capsule wun tne
black side out. To Insure absolute
accuracy of count, the capsules con
taining numbers from 1 to 1,000 have
been counted into ten glass Jars In
groups oi auu cacu, iuo aiana j
have been sealed and kept in a safe
awaiting the day of drawing.
"The contents of the Jars will be
decanted Into a large glass receptacle,
from which the capsules can be read
"A blindfolded man will stir the
capsules In the receptacle thoroughly
before any are drawn, and will keep
stirring them during the drawing.
Will Anaeune Numbers,
"A blindfolded man will then draw
the capsules out one at a time. As
each capsule Is drawn it will be
banded to an announcer, who will
break the capsule and announce the
number drawn. While he la announc
ing the number, a second capsule will
be drawn and handed to a second an
nouncer, who will break the capsule
and read the number. The drawing
will proceed lnthls way until all the
capsules are drawn.
"Three tally sheets will be kept.
One keeper of a tally sheet will re
peat each number as It is announced,
and all three will write It down. In
case of disagreement between tally
sheets on any number, the sheets that
agree will control.
"Immediately after the drawing of
the numbera from 1 to 1,000, the
drawing of the numbers from 0 to 10
will take place to determine the or
der In which the thousands shall ap
pear on the master lists.
"The master lists will then be com
piled by attaching eleven sheets of
1,000 numbers each In the order de
termined by the drawing. The mas
ter lists will then be sent to each
of the -1,637 local boards, which will
apply them to the local lists and pre
pare the "list of order of examina
tion" for the men In the group over
which the particular board haa Jur
isdiction. Ta Notify I0O Per Cent.
"Each local board will by that time
have been Informed of the number of
men that It must furnish to make up
Its share of the 087,000 men neces
sary on the first call.
"Each local board will then notify
200 per cent of the number of men
It must furnish, to appear for exam
ination, and In so doing it will call
them In the order thus determined
by applying the master list to the
local list. If, after calling 200 per
cent, or If during the examination of
the first 200 per cent, it shall appear
that the number thus called will not
yield enough men to fill the quota,
the board will keep on calling men
In the order as determined by the
list of the order of examination until
enough men have been called to fill
WILL CALL 1,858
FIRST DRAFT LEVY
A total of 1,853 Washington men
will be called In the first levy of the
draft, which will be made at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning. If pres
ent plans are carried out.
This Is double the number, 829,
fixed as the District's quota for the
The number of men reglstsred, the
number to be called out for examl
nation, and the net quota which each
of the eleven districts must furnish
for the national army were official
ly announced today aa follows:
Totals ... l.C!
Ta Notify 20 Per Oat.
D. J. Donovan, provost marshal for
the District, was Instructed today
that he must notify 200 per ecnt of
the number that each of the eleven
districts must furnish to appear for
examination before their local ex
If there are so many exempted that
the number of l.SSS called will not
produce the District's quota for each
division, then additional namss most
be called In the order fixed by the
The District Commissioners have
collected the eleven exemption dis
tricts' lists showing the red Ink serial
number of every man registered In
These lists will be available for the
press In the office of Provost Marshal
Donovan when the drawing Is made,
and aa each number la flashed, the
list of all the men called out by that
number will be prepared.
Ta Appear Tomorrow.
The first notification which the men
called for military service will receive
will com from editions of the Wash
ington papers tomorrow.
Later Mr. Donovan will mall no
tices to each of the men drawn In
structing them to appear before their
local exemption board for examina
tion. NEW YORK IS LAGGING
IN ARRANGING DRAFT
ALBANT. N. Y July 1B.Just when
New York State will be ready for the
draft remained in doubt this after
"We hope to be ready tonight," was
the most optimistic statement that
came from the office of the draft
department of the adjutant general's
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Ambassador to Russia Whose
Death Wag Attempted by the Blow
ing Up of a Bridge.
NUMBERS WHl TELL
ORIGIN OF SOLDIERS
A comprehensive system of num
boring the different units of the-three
armies soon to be placed In the field
has been adopted by the War Depart
ment. The regular army regiments will
be numbered from 1 to 100, the bri
gades from 1 to SO, and the divisions
from 1 to 25.
National guard regiments will be
numbered from 101 to 300, brigades
from SI to ISO, and divisions from
26 to 75.
National army regiments will be
numbered from 301 up, brigades from
151 up. and divisions from 78 up.
The designations of regiments of
the national guard will show In paren.
theses their present State designa
tions, as. for example, the 101st In
fantry (Third D. C). The designa
tions of regiments of the national
army will show In parentheses the
State from which each organization,
or the bulk of.lt. was drawn, aa the
301st Infantry (Md.).
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IN PLOT TO KILL
LONDON, July 19. Blowin- ur of
a bridge over the .river Vyatka, in
what was believed to be an attempt
to kill American Ambassador David
R. Francis, was reported In a dis
patch received by the Exchange
Telegraph Company, today from Ha
paranda. The ambassador was en rout home.
His train was delayed.
Whether the reference to Francis
being "en route home refers to his
having been on his' way back to Pet
rograd from, some point In Russia
I or en rout to the United States la
Haparanda la a Swedish city on the
border between Russia and Sweden.
The river Vyatka Is located In the
province of that name. In the eastern
part of Russia, fully 700 miles distant
MAY USE U.S. EMBARGO
TO BOOST DOLLAR VALUE
America' embargo may be used to
combat German Influence In foreign
money markets and restore the Amer
ican dollar to par value In soma neu
The depreciation of the American
dollar In. Spain from 11.07 before the
war to 80 centa today ha been the
subject of conferences between, repre
sentatives of the Departments of
State, Commerce, and Treasury.
Payment on about, 1100,000,000
worth of oils and other materials pur
chased In Spain before the'deprecia
tlon set In' Is near. American soap
makers and others face the possibil
ity of being forced to par 20 percent
more for their goods than the con
At the Spanish embassy It was ex
plained that Spain's action. In lower
ing the value of the dollar did not
differ from that of "nearly all neutral
countries." It was further stated aa
natural that the coin of belligerent
nations should drop In exchange
Thai food and other necessaries
may be withheld by this country from
neutrals who reduce the exchange
value of the American dollar la of
ficially Intimated today.
U. S. NOT TO CONFER.
The State Department today let It
be known that the United States will
not be represented at the coming al
lied conference in Paris. It waa
stated that this conferencehad been
caned to discuss' the "Balkan "situa
tion; and that the United States Is
not directly- concerned kr that prob
lem, not being at war with Bulgaria.
Austria-Hungary, or Turkey.