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THE WASHINGTON TDIES; TUESDAY: JANUARY 8: 1918.
Cabinet Member's Three Sons in Service
NEW BELVOIR CAMP
VALUE TO CAPITA
"With work on the bls"sTJny canton-
ment at Belvolr, Va actually under
7vay today, business men In Washing
ton considered the establishment of
t the engineering training school so
close to 'Washington of greater im
portance to the commercial life of the
city than Camp Meade.
Announcement that the Govern
ment had let contracts to erect a can-
tonment at Belvolr nearly as large as
Camp Meade, as published exclusively
fn The Times yesterday, was received
with enthusiasm by business men of
' the city according to Thomas Grant
secretary of the Chamber of 'Com
merce. . .
"A camp the sire of this at Belvolr
should really mean more to 'aah-
i Ington than Camp Meaae- ne sua.
, "Belvolr will' only have one terminus
. and that will be "Washington. Most
tt the things the soldiers buy will be
rtmtisrltt from Washington merchants.
.Men from Camp Meade divide their pa
tronage with Baltimore, javen 11 m
i'ciap Is not QUlteas large as Camp
Meade to begin with It ahould mean
more In dollars ana cents xo was
Small Camp EtablUke.
5 At Belvolr there is already a small
! camp of engineers housing about a
" thousand men. whtn the new camp
la completed that number will be in
created by 31,000. "Ml to be trained as
; The situation Is ideal for the pur-
pose for which It has been selected.
I"lt Is on a broad plain by the side of
r the Potomac river, stxteen rauw oe
" low theclty, and offers wide, level
r spaces for the erection of barracks
I and other camp buildings. The ntar
f nets of the river makes the drainage
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a means of transportation lndepend
l ent of railroads for the bringing up
- of the lumber and 'other materials
r'necessary for construction.
f OM White Bouse Tract."
J The site Is interesting to all who
have studied the history of this part
of the country. It Is now known-sTa
t "the' old White Rouse Tract," and was
-1 at one time part of the lands owned
by George Washington In his estate
T at Mt. Vernon, nearby. Before that
time it was the property of lord Fair
T (ax. one of the old landed proprietors
of Virginia and the fpunder of the
jounty that still bears his name.
- It abounds In old relics dating from
J Omes before the .Revolutionary war.
f Officials at the War Department say
that the public need not fear their
I destruction, as every care will be
C taken for their preservation during
I and after the worl: of camp con
1 Belvolr, which must not be con
f fused with another place-of the same
r name In Fauquier county. Vs., can be
reached from Washington by the Mt.
I vernon irouey iinu ana o vj .-
road. Both the trolley and the rail
f road do not approach the camp Itself,
going only to Accotlnk, which Is dls-
Z. tant from the camp or two mnes.
J TnuWertattem Made Easy.
,' ' Transportation to and from the
camp for the engineers now there Is
t furnished by the War Department In
the shape of a steamer on the river
. and by motor truck trains. As the
camp grows In size and the number
of Its occupants increases, the sys
t tem will be expanded to meet the in
Belvolr will be the first of the very
r large camps to bo devoted to train-
0 Ing only men for one branch of the
v service. As the plans now stand.
only members of the engineering
t corps will be stationed there. It Is
J the plan of the War Department to
. train engineers for overseas service
in cantonments separate from th
other divisions of the army, and the
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All three sons of Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson are now in Uncle Sam's service. Left to
rijrht they are: James W. Wilson. Joseph B. Wilson (sitting) and Lieut William B. Wilson, Jr.
new camp will be the first in which
the plan will be put into execution
on a large scale.
The work of construction will be
rushed as much as possible. As build
ing after building is completed troops
will come to occupy them, smaller
units at first larger ones later. Ar
rangements will be made at first for
the accommodation of from sixteen
to twenty thousand men, with plans
tor enlargements to be made from
time to time as more troops are sent.
Ready 1st Tare Mentha,
It is estimated that inside of the
next three months the cantonment
will be practically completed.
The troops for the cantonment will
be drawn fromthe engineering divis
ions In other cantonments when the
time for a mobilization there arrives.
Men will be picked from the national
army divisions, and sent to Camp Bel
voir for training as engineers
The facilities for training at the
new camp will be the best of any
engineering camp In the country. In
addition to having a location that
offers ever- natural adantagc, a
corps of veteran French and British
officers will act as instructors in
company with the most highly train
Capt. n. E. Carter, the present com
NEW TOItK, Jan. 8. The arrest of 1
seven officers and members of the
Dairymen's League of TCewr York
' fhattr irAnlTYtTt vBtprrin on charCeS
of entering Into a consp!r-cy to
raise the price of milk.
Testimony nu given before the
grand Jury to the effect that th'
price of milk to distributors was ar
bitrarily fixed by the dairymen's
league, and that penalties were pro
vided for thoj" who violated the
agreements signed with the league.
Other Indictments on the same
charge are looked for today.
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mender of the post will remain In' agents will lay before a Justice court
charge until the work of construction! here facts they have secured regard-
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is farther advanced.
' SfTnrN THE SHOPPING FfKCEMTEk .
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Fatal llojul llnemrnt Shoe lore.
I dent's proclamation forbidding coal
jobbers and brokers from charging
more than 15 cents a ton profit on
coal they handled John E. Bobbins
and I'rank I. Steuartson, leading
coal brokers here, who were arrest
ed eterday, will be arraigned
charged with securing a brokerage
fee of $1 -to. Frank and John Ku
burin, arrested last week, charged
with charging an excess fee. have
been released on ball of J 1.000 each.
IVIAKE FINAL DRIVE
Variety of Pleasing Styles and Models
comprising such desirable Ieatfiers
and finishes as Dull Kid, Gun Metal,
Patent Leather: in button or lace styles;
with Louis XIV, Cuban and Low Heel
With the hearings before the House
sulTrage committee for and against
woman sulTrage closed, the suffrage
leaders are making a final drive In
behalf of their proposed amendment
Thursday Is the date for voting on
the amendment in the House Mean
time, Congress is being flooded with
telegrams which the suffrage leaders
are promoting In order to sway the
votes of gentlemen who are still on
Endorsement by Tioosevelt.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, among
others, has Kent a message to Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt. president of the
National American Woman Suffrage
Association, strongly endorsing suffrage.
A number of the goernors of, suf
frage Mates have done likewise Gov
ernor Whitman Is among thtm.
Mil's Alire Paul recent hunxer
striker, in a statement, declared tho
responsibility foi the outcome Thurs
day is "upon the Democrats and
President Wilson as the leader of bis
The hearings closed last evening
with Mrs. Catt making the final ar
gument In this, she rebutted some
of the arguments presented by the
former Senator Joseph W. Bailey,
f Texas and Washington, in an ar
gument hefnro the suffrage commit
tee, contended that women are In-
I capable of p rformlng the three prin
cipal duties of citizenship. Hence, he
argued, they should not be allowed
to help enact laws which they are In-
I capable of obvIng. He Insisted the
I suffragists -constituted a small par
1 ccntago of tho women.
"There are too many Ignorant vot
ers now, and I would not add to the
number, ho said.
"The gentleman from Texan Is for
ty years behind the times,' said Mrs.
Catt in re.iponwe.
Jlrs. Wadsworth, president of the
'antls," denounced methods of the
uffraglsts. especially demonstrations
of tho militants and threatening op
posing legislators with defeat.
FOUND IN ARMY CAMP
CAMP UITOV, N. T., Jan. 8. Two
dozen palra of army shoes with soles
of paper and glue were found In army
supplies here by quartermasters In-npictora
HALTS DOLLAR DEPRECIATION.
Depreciation of the American dol
lar on the Argentine market has been
nvercnmn thrnlli-h thn n-pnllatlnn.
'just lontliided by Peretary McAdoo
Mlnmigh the State Department with
tnc Argentine gorrnment. For a
time the situation threatened to be
come a serious obitacie to trade.
Editors Say What
the Rest of Us Think
All over die South leading newspapers
are calling oh Congress to pass the Federal,
suffrage amendment as the best expedient
for securing the nation-wide suffrage that afl
concede it surely coming.
These editorial utterances come from
leading papers in .every State in the South.
The Atlanta Constitution has poken, the
Houston Chronicle, the Richmond. Va., Jour
nal. the Mobile Item, the Macon, Ga., Tele
graph, the Charleston, S. C, Post and a host
See What They Say: ....
"It is to be hoped that Congress will supplement
the good work it has done in connection with prohibi
tion by promptly passing the resolution for submitting,
woman suffrage." (News and Observer, Raleigh, N. C)
"Why should there be so much solicitude and alarm
for State rights and State sovereignty provoked by the
threatened passage of the Anthony amendment while
the prohibition amendment is viewed either with un
concern or.approval? We do not discern the exact dif
ference 'twixt tweedledee and tweedledum.' V-fTAe
Times, Selma, Ala.)
"Let no man who is opposed to woman suffrage
because of special interests or of tradition-bound intel
ligence attempt to hide behind any plea of State rights
as a defense .for a vote cast against the submission of
the Federal Amendment. In this day of world war,
it would be puerile for a man to attempt to defend
opposition to .the Federal Amendment by any twad
dle about State rights. It would be fitting that the
Legislature of Kentucky should be' the first to ratify
the Federal Amendment." (The Herald, Lexington, .
"The extension of suffrage to women throughout
the nation upon equal terms with men which is nearly
at hand will be the crowning glory of American po
litical achievement since the republic was founded."
(The Georgian, Atlanta, Ga.)
"The Congress of the United States should at the
forthcoming session make provision for submitting to
the States for ratification an amendment to die Con
stitution conferring suffrage upon worner. The
time is opportune for the submission of the Amend
ment." (Tennessean and American, Nashville, Tenn.)
National American Woman Suffrage Association
National Headquarters. 1626 Rhode Island Avenue