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Sh, Wad, Rub.
Rfcen, Waterfalls, Power.
PiMic or Prrrale Property.
Oorrat, son of an English clergy
man, west traveling on the Con
tinent mora than three hundred
Tears ago and wrote Ms book
"Crudities Hastily Gobbled Up In
PlT Months' Travel."
Coryat stopped with a nobleman -la
Italy and visited kennels for
hounds, mewes for falcons, stables
for horses, all need In hunting.
Finally the nobleman showed
Coryat at the back door of his
kitchen miserable beggars covered
with sores, lame, blind, crippled,
grabbing at food thrown to them.
Said the noble to the Englishman,
'These be my hounds with which I
He meant that giving food to the
miserable beggars would help him
It to heaven. Therefore the beg
gars were hounds with which he
The question is this:
Will It be possible for the modern
financial nobleman, head of the
great oil trust, to stand in the gal
lery of House or Senate, point to
certain seats and say to a friend,
"These be my hounds with which i
hunt the public property."
YouUl know 'more about that
when you see how many men vote
to give away public lands, public
oil, public coal, and the rest of
the public property to those that
have too much and think they still
See, Bier's cartoon on the last
Could, there he any better joke,
any more palpable travesty on
public right, than private "own
ership' of water power?
Out in the ocean is the water.
Back inland are mountains. Ninety-odd
million miles away rolls
Son lifts water, wind carries it
to mountains, in clouds. It falls
in' rain, goes to the Great Lakes,
tie wide .rivers, falls over gigantic
waterfalls, rushes through catar
acts,, and some little man in a
black cutaway coat and a stove
pipe hat says: "I. own it I am
going- to harness it up and peddle
it out to the Teople, and, Mr. Gov
ernment, don't you dast interfere
with. MY rights?'-
I$r ought not to take the people
long to realize that tan,, rjccatn
Triad?, sad moumrisbrlr FOIfc
THIT PEOPLE, act for Hri-Power
Trust owner. It should not take
the" people long; to resurne'pos'ses
sion of all the water power in the
united r States, -harness up that
which, is neglected, and use' it,
BEGINNING-3UGHT HERE IN
WASHINGTON WITH THE PO
TOMAC One monopolist says, "I saw
Niagara first, and I have a right
to everything there is in it"
Another says, "I saw the oil
wells and the coal mines first
even if I didn't make them and
I have a right to take all that
there is in them-."
Another, more intelligently com
prehensive says, "I saw the fool
PEOPLE first, and I have the
right to work them for every dol
lar that is in them."
Men that fight against Govern
ment ownership, if they know any
thing about railroads, supply the
best argument in favor of Govern
Samuel Rea, president of the
Pennsylvania railroad, sincerely
opposes Government ownership.
But he gives 116 good reasons
for consolidating into one the 116
separate companies of the Penn
As Will Atkinson points out in
"Reedy's Mirror," the president of
the Pennsylvania at the same time
gives 116 separate reasons why all
the railroads of the United States
should be put into one system and
controlled by the PEOPLE.
Our friend, Frank Theodore Al
len, distinguished astrologer, says,
"You do not need to teach people i
that there is a hell of burning
We do not teach it; we only re
peat what we hear and let the peo
ple judge. As a private individual,
find it difficult to imagine that an
all-merciful God would treat a be
ing of His own creation more
cruelly than the Kaiser would treat
a Belgian child.
However, the whole human race
for many centuries, and some of
the human race still, have seemed
to reauire fear of hell to make,
And if fear of hell will make
the wicked behave, then fear of
hell and belief in it. among cer
tain low classes, is what we need
for the present.
Remember, however, that our
fighting friend, Billy Sunday,
fights to save you from one hell
of undoubted reality, and that is
the hell of a bad conscience. And
conscience can burn more fiercely
It is a world too full of exciting
things. Nine men are found frozen I
to death in a lifeboat. The pa- I
ptffrmy print'nin- lines about it.
MOM K WHAT
Authorities Here Say That But
for Autocrats in Control in
Germany, Parleys Now Would
Be Under Way.
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Coprrlxht, Mil. by New Tor Eventar Pott
" If it were not that the present Ger
man 'government is thoroughly dis
trusted and the domination of the
military party in Germany is still
considered a menace to the security
of civilized nations, it could be said
that peace negotiations already had
But so far as opinion in Washing
ton is concerned, approval of the
'rmany principles expressed by Pre
mier Lloyd George, does not mean a
belief 'in the early termination of the
Do Not Be Misled.
Indeed, every official with wliom I
talked today felt confident that Or--many
would not meet 'either tha
British or.' American polnu: pf view
ufflcJe'nUXito afford a. basis for ne-
iotlatlon. and they sounded a Vxm-
fns; to -the American public against!
being- mislaid, into a conviction thati
the war .waspraltlcally over.
Nothing-, .It .was t" averred, would
please Germany 'nlore than to, hire
jiincricun miu utc r preparations
at this "the-most .critical moment of
the war," ssi Lloyd George phrases
It, and already, there Is evldencs. that
American business men are calcu
lating on an abrupt ending of his
talltles. Sla-alteaat -Stieac.
Both at the State Department and
the White House formal expressions
were withheld, but at either place the
absence of outspoken enthusiasm
over the British premier's statement
war. to my mind, alrnlfl'czjit. On thel
one hand, there was praise for thel
BKinrui way in which Ltoya George
had expressed the war alma of the
allies, but again there was a feeling,
amounting almost to an apprehension,
that many people might take the
speech as a sign of weakness and
consider that the entente was suing
Yet no one denied that Lloyd George
had added affirmatively to the situs'
tlon, that he had made explicit some
points on which American utterances
have been purposely vague,. For,
while President Wilson himself In
vaded the field of discussion of terri
torial questions somewhat in his ad
dress to Congress. It will be noted
that the United States Is not defi
nitely -committed Jo any specific pro
gram of territorial adjustment In
Europe. Such statements as the' Presi
dent has made have been In the nature
of an elucidation of the principles
which he believes should govern the
making of a general peace.
U. S. Influence Seen.
While the United States, indeed.
does not consider herself entitled to
a voice In the detailed discussion of
European territorial prob cms, never
theless the Influence of tills country
will continue to be exerted toward a
removal of those obstacles territorial
or otherwise, which stand '.n the way
or an eventual agreement with Ger-j
Regarded In this light, therefore,
many an observer here remarked on
Lloyd George's phrase "reconsiders-1
tlon of the wrong" done France In
1871, as contrasted with the deliber
ate omission of all reference to Al
sace Ioralne by President' Wilson In
all his speeches thus far. But the
word "reconsideration" Is not beld to
mean "complete restoration" but an
equitable resdustment satisfactory to
that Intangible thing the "national
honor" of both France and Germany.
Did Lloyd George consult President
Wilson? Certainly not In detail. An
exchange of views on the general sub-
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5,576 Lines of Advertising (20 Cols.)
Over the Corresponding Day (Jan. 7) Last Year.
EDGAR D. SHAW,
PEACE SPEECH TO
President and Wife
Brave Slippery Links
In Rovnd of 18 Holes
Braving the icy ground and
chilly winds "which kept most
Washlngtonlans Indoors the Pres
dent and Mrs. Wilson went to the
golf links this morning and play
ed eighteen holes.
As protection against the snow
and ice which covered the links
they wore heavy golf shoes,, "
This Is the flrsty opportunity
that the President has had to
visit the links for two weeks. Hla
message to Congress asking rail
road legislation,, and other mat
ters of vital importance have held
The roads to the links were so
bad that the motorcycle guard
waa unable to follow the White
Construction of another big army
cantonment near Washington was
started today, when the War Depart
ment ordered a cantonment construc
tion, division to move to Belvoir, Va,,
to erect homes for 16.000 army engi
neers. The camp Is to be ready for occu
pancy jvijhln three 'months, but
troops will begin, to move in. -aroan,
as there are accommodations or $1
smaller urtlts. S6 commander' for the
post has been named, and probably,
will not be until, thecantonment Is
Construction of the cantonment ,1a
part of the War Department's pro
gram of training engineers for over
seas duty In camps separate from .the
other branches of the army. It -will
also provide for selecting men from
the new draft army, who have had
training as engineers, and concen
trating them for army engineer
The camp will probably be more In
the nature of a post-graduate train
ing camp than for permanent con
centration, and while it is being built
with an idea of accommodating be
tween 16,000 and 20,000 troops, ar
rangements will be made to enlarge It
to house as many as 32,000 troops.
.Highly trained engineering officers
of the American army and French and
Kngllsh officers will act as Instruc
tors. No partlculsr troops are designated
for assignment to Camp Belvoir. It
was stated at the War Department,
and there probably would be no large
movement from any of the present
cantonments to fill It.
Cspt. R. E. Carter. In command of
the small garrison now stationed at
Belvoir, will - continue In command
The camp is to be constructed near
the present post, seven miles below
Criminal prosecution of men who
have used their official positions In
the war administration to advance
their -financial Interests was demand
ed today by Senator McKellar. of Ten
nessee. member of the Senate Military
Affairs Committee, now engaged In
Investigating the War Department,
the army, and branches of the Na
tional Defense Council.
Senator McKellar let it be known
that he would urge the committee to
lay before the Department of Justice
Immediately the record of he Investi
gation to date, which ne declares
shows not only direct violation of the
law in awarding contracts for army
materials and supplies, tut also fls
grant profiteering on the part of of
ficials who have volunteered their
services to the Government.
FOR PROFITEER NG
WASHINGTON. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7. 1918. (Mc
MAKE 'EM ALL
Evangelist Breaks Up Day of
" Rest to .Participate in Get
.Together Meeting At "First
Billy Sunday broke his day of rest
today, when, with members of his per
sonal staff, he went to the First Con
gregational Church, at Tenth and G
streets northwest, to meet the minis
ters co-operating in the campaign.
The campaign among-the business'
women, the schools and colleges, the
Government employes, in neighbor
hood meetings and in .the Bible
classes of the city was outlined by
members of the party who are to spe
cialize in each branch of the -work;
' Billy Didn't Preach.
Billy didn't preach to the ministers
this morning. He is savins; his ser
mons for larger fields, but he did in
troduce to the ministers his staff of
workers, Including- Miss -Frances Mil
ler, Miss Grace Saxe, Miss Alice
Miriam Qamlln, lira. William F.
Alrtjff. Homey Rodehesrver, Albert'Pa-.
tersott. Dr. 'Isaac ward ana Dr. James
E. Walker. jwhitleaVea- -WsjrMnclo
today, for. Jhicauo Jo start Qh $
um10u7.wotV1W.Ui5, campaign uiere
tall. - will ' J4aied1tihr. follow the
' Billy did tell the ministers' a, few
Important facta, one or which dealt
with the failure of congregations to
take an Interest in choral singing in
the church. K
Make 'Ess Stag-
"Some people seem to think that
a choir Is up there In front for their
personal amusement, .the evangelist
said. "There's too much .of that in
the church. Let the congregation
sing teach 'em how. Wherever yoo
find a rellrious awakenlns- in the
church you'll find a lot of music
Billy's little talk came Immediate
ly after Homer Rodeheaver had fin
lined telling the ministers that a
large number of the people who are
taking part in the singing at the
tabernacle will be turned Into the
church, and will make fine choir
"I Viave here a telegram from the
Mayor of Atlanta," he said. "Here.
It Is: The prayers of msnyAllantsns
are going up today for the success
of the revival In Washington.'" The
telegram was signed by Asa Q,
Candler, mayor of the Georgia city,
where Billy has Just 'completed a re
Ma Introduces Party.
"Ma" Invited the ministers and,
citizens who had drifted Into the bal
cony to come forward and meet mem
bers of the Sunday party personally;
and everybody responded by rising
and trooping forward. Ma marshaled
her forces In front of the pulpit,
where they stood In line and shook
hands for thirty minutes.
Following the meeting at the
church. Billy and Ma drove home.
there to remain In rest and quiet
for the remainder of the day. Billy
will be present at no meetings until
the service starts at the tabernacle
tomorrow at 2 o'clock in the after
Choosing for his text Luke. 6:48,
"Why Call Ye Me Lord, Lord, and Do
Not What I Ask T nilly last night
went Into battle against the forces of
evil In Washington and drove the
devil, before him In a fusillade of "hot
shots' that literally took his hearers
What He Condemned.
Here are the main objectives
against which Billy directed the force
of his drive:
Certain forms of amusements.
Kissing poodle dogs.
The "modern girl:"
"Why call yet Me Lord, and do not
the things I say In your home and In
your family life?" Billy began.
So Quarrel With Soetety.
"Walt a minute! I have no quarrel
with society, but with the sinful
usages of society, I believe In society
with both hands up, but I believe
the most God-forsaken, good-for-nothing-,
useless woman on earth Is
an American society woman whose
Ufa Is frappe; and there is nothing,
my friends, to her but a frame upon
which to hang fashionable clothes,
and an apparatus to digest highly
"And society Is fast hastening to the
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Supreme Couict Upholds Draft Law
The Supreme, Court today declared the draft kw constitutional
Chief Justice White, in handing down the decision on the nine cases agaiasi the-draft
law that reached the Supreme
lutely devoid of merit."
"Our mind is unable to
the. thirteenth amendment,"
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WITH ICE CAUSE
Icy pavements kept every ambu
lance in the city in constant use to
day, and scores of persons were
treated for injuries sustained in
Emergency Hospital physicians
were kept busy during the morning
hours attending persons injured in
falls. The two ambulances proved
inadequate to care for all the calls,
and patrol wagons were pressed into
service. Other hospitals reported
The most Berious accident of the day
occurred when Miss Lillian Brown
ing, twenty years old, of East Falls
Church, Va., fell in Fourteenth street
near B northwest, striking her head.
She was taken to Emergency Hos-
Eital suffering front concussion of the
rain. Physicians say she will re
cover. , .
Street Cars Delayed.
In the early morning street ear
traffic was completely disorganized
by slippery rails.
Several minor accidents Tn which
automobiles figured were reported.
Pedestrians found It almost Im
possible to get a footing, and auto-
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Court, said the arguments of
conceive that raiting armies by
Justice White .said.; '
1UCHMOND. Va., Jan. 7. "I am
feeling splendid after a good night's
Thus spoke Dr. Asa W. Chamber
lain, alleged murderer of his brother.
Judge Albert S. Chamberlain, shortly
before court opened for the fifth dsy
of his trial In the little courthouse
In Goofhland county this morning.
Constable T. J. Parrlsh, of Byrd
district, was the drat witness called.
His testimony was brief. Hugh EL
Low was the next to testify for the
defense. Low stated that he had
known the doctor for thirty years,
and that Dr. Chamberlain had not
practiced surgery In that time. He
also said that the reputation of the
accused man waa excellent.
Mrs. Clarissa Axford, of Wheatland.
Wyo., daughter of the accused physl
clsn, was the next witness. She, too.
told of the friendly relations between
her father and the Judge. Severer
letters were read, all of which dis
closed , good feeling between the
Attorneys for the defense will rest
their case this afternoon with testi
mony of Henry C. Riley, a Richmond
attorney. The argument on instruc I
tlon to the Jury Is expected to begin
this afternoon before court closes,
but there is little likelihood of the
case going to the jury before midday
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all the objectors' were '.'abso
draft is slavery and violates
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TO ICY STREETS
Fire which, but for bravery on the
part of a colored Janitor and the
prompt response of motor engine com
pany No. 0 to a first alarm, probably
would have resulted In a wholesale
tragedy, threatened at 4 o'clock this
morning- to uipe out tha crowded
Stanhope apartment, occupying the
triangular plot at H and First streets
and New Jersey avenue northwest.
Scores of occupants of the thirty
eight suites made hasty exits down
slippery fire-escapes, half-bllnded'wlth
smoke and drowsy from sleep.
Two Invalided women were car
ried out by firemen. No. 2 engine
came within an ace of being demol
ished and the crew killed when It
smashed into a lamp post at the cor
ner of Twelfth and II streets north
west. Fire Starts At Shaft Base.
Originating In the most dangerous
spot in .the' four-story structure, the
base of the elevator shaft, flames,
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,ff Hmme&G. -IFt Draft
Democracy's- Diiarris Is
Hinted at by 'Officials..-
LONDON, Jan TV American Am
bassador Page- conveyed President
WHson'a "coraiarapnroTaJ "of. Pre
mier Lloyd-George's speech to the
Welsh statesman.- according to a
well-authenticated report, here this
No details -were available iere as
to the manner in which the American
Executive had thus approved Lloyd
George's Saturday address.
LONDON, Jan. 7-The joint allied
statement of war aims, urged by
President Wilson is impending
It is to be the great attack- of the
winter's political drive aniaat Ger
man, imperialism, Premier' Xlojji
George's epochal fpeeeit mwto
i ...ut . .. aK-'-.-iA :.. no.
looxiaimg: hsl ainiiwi J "?-v
rxura Aigaeai sources waay ,
this b tie hi of winter eiraeaga
by theallfefr a political cJBBjMuTt
far-reaching scope, equals fee purely
physical endeavors el the allies'
armies to make Germany-democratic
Early- Coaf ereace.
An early .conference of- all allltd
prime ministers waa hintsJ at la of
ficial -drclei today. Suet. e. meeting
will draft the demands of democracy
against autocracy. It will serve to
make plain, to the world that tha
allied battle la one ot right; that no
selnsh considerations move them la
their determination forever to remove
the menace of Prusslaniam.
More than that. It will carry to
Russia's millions, now bitterly aware
of German duplicity tircugh tne
Brest-Lltovsk farce, the full reiter
ated pledge of the 'allies democracy.
On November 20, It was shown that
Colonel House. President "Wilson's
spokesman, then in London, was urging-
a restatement of allied war aims.
It was then stated that America de
sired ail the allies' representatives to
assemble, to lay on the table all their
war aims, and from this assortment
to sort 'out. all whleh by any. possibil
ity coul dbe held undenwratle. sub
scribing to those that; rem. tlaed ss.the
full and sole purposes of tne allies.
Speech Seeands WiUes.
Lloyd George's speech, as represen
tative of full democracy In Britain's
aims, follows closely President "Wil
son's list of America's aim.
There was disposition here today to
hold the premier's address as directed
primarily to the British people, al
though it was held it must affect
German public opinion. 'But the
British -people have been demanding
Just such a restatement with Increas
ing insistence In recent weeks. The
public's warm support today ot Lloyd
George's list of alms indicated he
had struck the chord of popular ap
proval. Robert Williams, head of the trans'
port workers, for Instance, declared
"I believe Lloyd George- has read
labor's war alms memorandum to
Williams. It should be stated, re
cently made a bitter attack on .the
premier for reticence in stating- Brit
While the French press. Judging
from dispatches here. is. more en
thusiastic than even the British news
papers over the address, taking the
view that Lloyd George' reference to
France Implies support of the demand
for return of both Alsace and Lor
raine, there was disposition here to
regard his language as Indicating In
stesd Britain IntendsTo see "complete
Inthat phrase many regarded the
British statesman as demanding; res
toration ot alt ot Alsace, but only
part of Lorraine.
Before the Joint statement there
was belief here that every one of the
allied premiers would outline his p.ar-
-- - - ,
tlculsr nations views tue prelimi
nary fire for the general political
offensive, which would be directed
against dermsny from every quarter.
President Wilson has ontllnfd
America's .war aims. l.oyd Georc
has state's Britain's. Prfml-r Ctem'eit
ceau is lookrd to as the next speaker
and there was partlculsr Interest
expressed here today in wnat be
would have to say as to Alsace and
Ae.to Italy, complete barooay wlt