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WASHINGTON, YEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 118.
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Five Peace Terms On Which Belligerents Virtually Agree
The Berlin Zeitung publishes today a statement from Chancellor Von Hertling giving the terms upon which Germany is willing to negotiate peace. They are printed below together with peace terms as announced by
President Wilson, Jan. 8
Formation of a general association of nations. No
private international agreements. National armaments
to be reduced.
Impartial adjustment of all colonial
interests of populations equal in weight to
Evacuation and restoration of Belgium without
limit of sovereignty. '
Liberation and restoration of all French territory,) t
including Alsace-Lorraine. j
IN W. R. & E.
Power to Dispense With Serv-
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.Seupjit ,at,Direotors'' Meet-
Br BILL, PRICE,
The- by-laws of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company
axe to be amended at the
annual meeting of the directors
January 17 so that the services of any
official of the company may be dls
pensed with at the discretion of the
board, regardless of tho term for
which he has been elected.
When the stockholders hold their
Manual meeting January 19, two days
later, tho number of directors is to
be Increased by two, making a total
of twenty, the present number being
James Laughlln Phillips, son of the
late Duncan C Phillips, of this city
has been elected to fill the vacancj
on the board caused by the retire j
ment some months ago or James ji
Johnson. He Is highly regarded in
banking and business circles. Hit
family has long been interested In
the Jones Laughlln steel works at
Reorganization Force a it.
Railroad and financial circles will
sec considerable hlgnlflcance in the
changes to be made at the annual
meetings, particularly in the change
which will give the directors aulhor-
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IN CITY 10 JOIN
YICA GLEE CLUB
By J. MacB.
To xhe singing young men of Wash
ington who are strangers here, the
Y M. C A. is extending a moot cor
dial Jnvltation to Join Its new Glee
Club that will meet for the first re
hearsal and "get-together" at the Y.
IX. C A. btlldlng, 1738 G street north
west, Thursday at 8 p. m.
The slogan of this latest benefit
for the boys in the Nation's Capital Is.
In the words of the Y M. C. A. di
rector of service, L. Gordon Leech,
that 'The people of Washington
Bhouid hold the strangers here, safe
ly and happily, for the sake of the
lias Found 0,000 Homes.
In the last six months, tho Y. M.
C A. has found 9,000 homes for men
coming to tho city for the Govern
ment. On last Saturday 483 soldiers
and sailors were provided In the
building with baths.
But it is the social service that Is
looming large and important as the
chief need of strangers. It is known
that there has been a tendency to go
"back homo" by the very homesick
nd lonely visitor. This the city Is
doing Its best to forestall.
for the Turkish portions
"We have no jealousy of German greatness. Wo'do not wish to injure her or to block in any
way her legitimate influence or power. We wish her only to accept a place of equality among the
peoples of the world the new world in which we now live instead of a place of mastery." Wood
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The vote on the Federal suffrage
amendment will be taken at 6 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon, the House Com
mittee on Rules decided today. Three
hours' debate will be allowed on the
The Rules Committee decided to
give Chairman Raker of the suffrage
committee the advantage he seeks In
being permitted to take charge of
the bill on the floor.
For the last several rek. the tide
has been turning In favor of the suf
fragists and today they express con
fidence of winning a victory.
The "act that numerous Southern
Democrats have recently been swing
ing Into line for the submission of
the proposed amendment Is the cause
of growing confidence.
Polls taken by the suffragists at
both ends of the Capitol Indicate the
suaendment la favored by two-thirds.
VOTE ON SUFFRAG
of present 1
Is Refused Exemption
Despite "Boss' " Plea
BOSTON. Jan. 9 i:enniiaffiila
vit of Secretary of the Trcatury Mc
Adoo will not free Joseph M. Shaf
fer from service under the conscript
The exemption board of Shaffer's
district In East Boston has ruled that
even though Shaffer is Ujc Secre
tary's personal stenographer he will
not be relieed of sen ice.
With his questionnaire Shaffer sent
the affidavit of Secretary McAdoo
In which he said Shaffer was a neces
sary employe of the Government.
Secretary McAdoo announced to
day that he will appeal immedi
ately from the decision of a local
registration board In Boston
which refused to exempt from
military service his personal sten
ographer, Joseph 31. Shaffer. The
latters services are Indispensable
to him at this time, Mr. McAdoo
said, and it would be Impossible
to fill his Place.
irresiaent wiison una
Establishment of an
future arbitration between
Return of Germany's colonies and the re-establishment
of German rule in territories where it existed
before the war.
The political integrity of Turkey and Turkish do
main to be respected.
Belgium to be restored on the basis of constitu
tional autonomy. e
Northern France to have right of self-determina
on question or restoration.
(Coprrlght, Mil. by Jul.. on )
NEW YORK. Jan 9 Miss Marie
Leddy. twenty one years old. Is being
detained by the police todaj to await
the outcome of woundt suffered last
night by "Big Joe" Ward Broadway
traffic policeman, when tin woman
shot him In the arm with a revoHer.
while lie stood on duty directing a
stream of niitomoblles.
The crowds saw the woman, snug
ly wrapped In a sable cape, her hands
In a fluffy muff, as she stepped Into
the street and made her way to tho
policeman She drew a revolver from
her muff and fired, the bullet taking
effect In Ward's left arm. He
grasped her right hand and forced
her to releate the weapon.
The young woman told the crowd
that gathered that she and Policeman
Ward had been friends a long time.
"Yes, more than friemls " When his
affections waned she demanded an ex
planation. He offered none
Ward Is unmarried.
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nations and to provide
EVE OF VISIT
Gratified At Prospect of Carry
ing His War on the Devil to
On the eve of his visit '-to the
House of Representatives to open to
morrow's session with prayer, Billy
Sunday this afternoon preached the
strongest sermon of his revival here.
The tabernacle was only parti; tilled,
but what the audience lacked'ln nu
merical strength it made up in en
thusiasm. Preaching- on the revival of Pente
cost, Billy gave the devil one of the
worft verbal scourgings of his cam
paign in Washington.
Sitting in his study this morning,
the evangelist told a Times reporter
how he felt about going before the
representative body of the greatest
democracy on earth for the first
"Of course the feeling that I have
today as respecting an invitation to
open tomorrow's session of the House
of Representatives Is somewhat dif
ferent fro'm the usual feeling when
about to appear before a new audi
nce," he said.
But the House of Representatives
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TO EXTEND D.C. AID
IN COAL YARD PLAN
Establishment of a Government
fuel yard or yards in the District of
Columbia from which the public
could bo supplied In times of emerg
ency was recommended in the House
today in the course of a discussion of
the Joint resolution of Congressman
Foster of Illinois, directing the Secre
tary of the Interior to make an In
vestigation and report upon the ad
visability of establishing and main
taining a Government fuel yard or
yards in the District of Columbia.
The Foster resolution has been on
the calendar for some months, and
when It was reached today the con
sideration of It brought up the local
fuel situation. The resolution was
not framed to provide a system of
distribution of coal to the public.
Congressman Moore of Pennsylvania
urged that the resolutlor be drawn
so as to make provision for yards
from which the people could be sup
"It might be a good thing to pass
this resolution In tho pioseut war
crisis," said Mr Moore.
"I would amend It to prr.lde that if
we decide to erect a Government yard
we should make It sufficiently large
that In time of crisis, no only the
Government but the people might be
9 Premier Lloyd George, Jan. 5
, ( 1871.'' (Meaning restoration of Alsace-Lorraine)
Women Share Burdens; Give
Them Vote, Says Billy
"If women are good enough to be our mothers or our
wives, good enough to preside over our homes, to care for
us in time of sickness and to share our joys and our.sorrows,
why should they be denied the privilege of voting?"
"Today, more nearly than ever before, woman bears
equally with man the world's burdens. What would the
nations of the earth do without her help either in times of
war or peace? Woman is sharing equally with man the
burdens and the sacrifice of 'this war."
"I see no reason why the men and women of the na
tion should not walk side by side in the matters of law en
actment as well as in the home and social life." BUbj Sun
day, in asianed tatement.to.iIrs..Lautrenca.Zecif'. ofther
RICHMONT), Va, Jan. 9, Dr. Asa
W. Chamberlalnt sentenced to life
Imprisonment for the murder of his
brother. Judge Albert P. Chamber
lain, created a sensation here last
nlgbt when he declared that a brain
flash had occurred to him In the
darkness of bis cell, disclosing a
white man and a negro killing his
The statement was regarded by
detectives to whom Dr. Chamberlain
made the remarkable statement to
be paramount to a confession of his
guilt In the death of his brother 'in
Goochland county, one night last
"In the darkness of my cell," said
Dr. Chamberlain, "a picture flashed
before my mind like one flashed on
the screen of a motion picture. It
showed my brother struggling and
his voice crleS for help.
"Ho was choked to death, and the
slayer poured water down his throat,
to see If he was breathing. I saw a
negro helping to place my brother's
body In a wagon.
"Then the picture was abruptly
To the detectives and newspaper
men to whom Dr. Chamberlain made
his unusual statement he added a
dissertation on pscho-analysls in the
solution of the crime
"I believe." he said, "that science
will eventually uncover the mysteries
of murders by the process of mental
telepathy or thought transference."
Mrs. Elsie Chamberlain, the twenty-year-old
wife of the convicted
man. Is dazed by the outcome of the
trial and barely seems to realize the
fato to which her husband has been
6,901 Lines of Advertising (25 Cols.)
Over the Corresponding Day (Jan. 9) Last Year.
EDGAR D. SHAW,
Creation of an international
agreement to limit armaments and
probability of war.
Disposition of German colonies to be left to a
conference which shall consider the wishes of native
Maintenance of Turkish Empire
Complete restoration, in all lines, and independ
ence of Belgium.,
Reconsideration of the great wrong done France in
Pooling of all railroad terminal
facilities In Washington for common
use was ordered today by Director
General of Railroads McAdoo.
Acting upon the report of Hale
Holden, wno was appointed by the
director to Investigate freight conges
tion In Washington, which was hav
ing a serious effect upon receipt of
coal and general freight, Mr. McAdoo
has Instructed A. W. Thompson, vice
president of the Washington Terminal
Company, to keep all facilities In ef
ficient operation, to provide for com
mon use of all facilities; to maintain
sufficient switching power in all
yards: to keep adequate forces at all
times in the freight houses and In
administration of the facilities gen
erally, and to take any other meas
ures necessary to keep the service
abreast of the requirements of the
Director General McAdoo does not
believe that the appointment of a
freight administrator for the Capital
Is necessary or to be desired at this
time. He expresses confidence that
the co-operative measures taken by
the merchants of the city will meet
and clear the present situation.
Taking of a census of all available
trucking and drayage facilities that
can be made available to e'ear the con
gestion Is suggested to the District
The Director General approves the
plan for the co-ordinating under cen
tral direction of the drayage and
trucking facilities of the District for
this work, and says that he Is Im
pressed with the plans worked out by
the retail merchants along this line.
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so diminish the
in homelands of
American Executive AuaFn Sma-
L&adersiip AHW ExpectM
GENEVA. Jan. 9. Crawrk
marched through the street of
Berlin, Leipzig, and Essex,
shouting "We ranst have peace,
whea news of the fereakraz of of
the Brest-LitoTsk nezotiatfoas
became known, according to re
ports received here today.
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Coprrlxht. HI, by New "Tee rvenlag Post
President Wilson has again opened
the way to peace. Whea the history
of the present war is written, it
shall not be said that America pur
sued relentless war without gmnff
the enemy every reasonable chanco
to terminate the straggle on an
equitable basis. Bat Mr. Wilson's
address is remarkable not merely
from that point of Tiew. It is sen-'
sational because the doctrines in it
are expressed on the initiative of tho
President and without detailed con
sultation with the premiers of Great
Britain and France. After the Presi
dent; read the speech of Lloyd George
he began at once the preparation of
a message which should declare even
more explicitly the creed of America
and clarify the impression which one
or two paris of the British premier's
For examale. Lloyd George says, is
a tone of despair, that the Russian
people must save themselves, and
gives the impression that the alllM
will leave the Infant democracy to
shift for herselfX. Mr. Wilson be
lieves, on the othe hsnd, thafwhlle
the Russian people yast save them
selves, they must not be deprived of
the help of sister democracies In that
process. He offers help In the most
The honest differences of oplnloi
that have prevailed on the exact pol
icy to be pursued by Russia was r-i
vealed to an extent In the messagel j
which Mr. Wilson delivered o De-l
cemDer , out mey are, auer .ail, noil
differences In the principle. of moral,
support, but in the extent to which It j
should be applied.
Even though Trotsky Is on hb waV
to Brest Utvosk to resume net
tion with the Germans, Mr.
does not hesitate to spealj
tude of America, for
people He goes eve-i
and pronounces a
nent friendship of i
for the Russian
outcome of the.
makes a separ
pose of the Vi
and assist IV
tabllsh a real.
Is every reasl