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Justice At Last
AdVice to RepresentatiTcs
Respect Your Mothers.
The House will tocay vote on
the question of political slavery or
political freedom for women.
The nation will observe with in
terest Conjrre'smen that vote for
slavery, vote to classify women
with idiots and children unable to
A vote against woman suffrage is
a vote ia destroy the Democratic
The rresident warmly supported
woman suffrage in the State of
Mew Yorkand suffrage carried
The President, asked for his ad
vice by Congress, earnestly advises
passing the Federal amendment
for woman suffrage. AND IT
WILL PASS unless many Demo
crats consider continuation of the
political slavery of woman more
desirable than Die preservation of
their own party.
On next election day there will
be a million American men in Eu
rope. We ask the House of Represen
tatives if it would not be a good
idea to jrfve the vote to the women
that these men have left behind
Is not the mother of a soldier
entitled to vote in her son's ab
Are nol the million women that
have sent men abroad good enough
Americans to be trusted with a
share in Government?
Representatives will vote for or
against those women today.
A real Democrat, in spite of his
temporary admiration for Theo
dore Roosevelt, is Victor Murdock.
Here is his brief statement about
woman suffrage, and the kind of
man that will vote against it:
"The man who votes against
the amendment today is absolute.'
ly. unworthy of the present arid
is bound" to the past.
"To be.consistent. he ocght also
to vote appropriations for bows
and arrows and ckariots for the
army galleys far the navy, and
bleeding cups for the medical
"The past is dead, and so are
Its problems. The present Is big
and throbbing and molten.
"Whatever is poured out of the
cauldron of war for the world, wo
man will shape the xnold the fu-
tore rules and regulations of or.
iranjzed. society equally with '
"She bow has and has long hatf
the responsibilities of government
Of "course she should have its
privileges. This is the call of the
hour. It sounds round the world.
England has heard it and Russia.
"It is inconceivable that any one
claiming to think in terms of this
century in this, the t first democ
racy of the world, should turn a
deaf ear to it
"Indeed, opposition to the
amendment today is a species of
Is it necessary to slander the
army in order to carry on the
-irerk of prohibition?
The Methodist branch of the
Anti-Saloon League describes sol
diers of this country, now in Eu
rope, as drunken, afflicted with
vile disease, filling the prisons,
etc Pleasant information for
mothers arid fathers sent out un
der the seal of the powerful po
litical Anti-Saloon League.
A pity that Democrats and Re
publicans in office, to the last man
so far as we have observed, are in
such terror of this blackmailing
political agency, afraid even to de
fend the soldiers of the United
States against vile slander.
With Woodrow Wilson and
Lloyd George to the West, know
ing exactly what they want, the
Bolsheviki to the East changing
tneir minas every five minutes,
the Prussians at home howlinc
for food, the Hohenzollern family
o liuk wijwuiR uic picnic mat I
wai kupposea 10 siari wun the in- I
vasion 01 UclKlurn.
Sympathize with that Kaiser,
whose celestial partner seems to
be leaving him in the lurch. And
if you have any sympathy left
orer, pass it along to the unspeak
able Turlc, who just at present is
a little more unspeakable than
Three hundred thousand brig
ands are enjoying themselves In
Turkey. These intelligent -sons of
Mohammed have deserted from the
army, taking their weapons with
them, and are starting little inter
nal wars for their own account.
The partners of Allah, and the
other celestial one, find that It is
sometimes easier to start some
thing than to stop It
That gentleman of the West,
our own citizen, Roosevelt, is not
ashamed to put the Bible under his
arm and go to church." BUI y Sun
day That should cause considerable
oxaltatlon and complacency up
auoe We can Imagine Job nudg
ing Isalab, saying: "Look! See
what lie has under his arm. My
book and jour book. He is not
ashamed to be seen with it This
Is a great day for us."
Decided He Would Indorse Na
tional Woman Suffrage Back
in November When Leaders
Called on Him.
By DAVID JjAWRENCE.
(Copyrlrht. Mil, by New Tork Evening Port
President Wilson chose the psycho
logical moment to express his sup
port of the Federal amendment for
woman suffrage and thereby hangs
a tale. For months a group of mili
tant suffragettes have picketed the
White House in an effort to influence
Mr. Wilson to do what he did last
night. But long before they began
to see the error of their way which
was just before Thanksgiving when
they diverted their energies from at
tacks on the President to a raid on
members of Congress, Mr. Wilson
had virtually made up his mind that
when the right moment arrived for
-..& it. trl.1 J
cuiue UUL lur lira rcucrai bjjiciiu-
ment. This is not an ex post facto
explanation of his course, but it can
now be disclosed that when Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, Mrs." Carrie Chapman
Catt and other leaders of the Na
tional American Woman Suffrage As-
sociation called on the President, im-
meojaiciY suicr auuraui; wuu iuv vic-
taryl.iWow-York Str,he rfnowetTW-
sympathy with their advocacy of the
jFderal amendment that gave them
faith in -hli ultimate announcement
of that fact?
Explained to Him.
The leaden of the National Ameri
can Woman Suffrage Association. In
contrast to the mistaken tactic of
j the- National Woman's Party, rat
down with the President and ex
plained the difficulties of Stato ac
tion, explained how Indiana, for ex
ample, offered a typical case of the
practical Impossibility of setting: the
State constitution amended for many
years, and thus depriving the women
of that State of a chance to vote. llr.
Wilson wan deeply Impressed. He.
did not think, however, that an ex
nmolnH frnm tifm f tViak tltns tiTMlIil '
vi-"-"" -. - """
oe wise, ne preierreu to De leu to
tUIIIIUri IIIC 14UCBIIUII lUllllCl. UIIU ill
(1,1. Mr Wll.ni us. ill... on.
nouncement from hln. would have I
been so confused Kith the action of
I the picket) as to develop the Idea
that he had merely issued a state
ment to get rid of the question, and
long eDY WBiPiiil
to VE dKS3sS&Em
THE U-BOAT MOUNTINGS
mat ne urn noi reauy jeoi deeply on,b(. clvrn complete charge of the oil
""' " .
nl Forth Juhllanl.
The National American Woman Suf-1
frag-e Association's leaders went forth
from the White Uouse on that occa
sion very jubilant, but the kept their
secret. They did not go out and argue
wiai air. m rri-wy lavorea tiie
'',-' ....-....... -o n.c .,i....
Woman's Party tastlessly did. They
worked steadily and without losing
confidence or hope that Mr. Wilson,
would do whatever he could for them;
tat his own convenience and when he
DeilCTeu lb uum u BuuritKe J11U31
On ever)" side, however, the suffrage
workers were confronted with the
opposition of Southern Democrats,
many of whom said that if the I'resi
dent favored it, they would vote for
it. and their constituencies would
Justify the action. In other words.
with Mr. Wilson as the leader InllrroiiKUout th
world democracy, his decision In fa
i vor of suffrage at this time would
carry weight. The women leaders
i struggled hard against Southern op
position. They carried on their cam
palgn In a dignified way they used
I the advertising columns of the news
papers and paid their own money to
get their case before the public. They
finally suggested to the members of
Congress who were hesitant and non
commttal that If they sought Mr. Wll
son's advice, the President would give
1L Still they had no definite promise
(Continued on Tage 12, Column 5.)
11,493 Lines of Advertising (41 Cols.)
Over the Corresponding Day (Jan. 10) Last Year.
EDGAR D. SHAW,
ICcprrUht: 1918: ByJotmT McCntcheon 1
"naTa. a-ataa -M. a a- on o m as on- a - -
ULfillA MnflflLn 111 I
LlJlJH llHIf JIIJ UIL
Jlailv I. P.cqua, of San I'rancijco,
ha been selected b Fuel Adminis
trator Garfield to be oil administrator
This b-caine authoritatively known
today, and a formal statement to that
effect will be Issued probably thin
afternoon by Dr. Garfield, together
... ... .
wun an outline or nis plans for tan
' Ing over control of the oil Indiihtry
"' " niliniiy.
Mr IHua Is mlninB etiRinw of
prominenre, lie formerly was con
t-ultlng engineer of the Bureau of
Mines, but morf recently v. as In charge
of the uminerclal relations illilslon
if the Food Admlnlhtratlnu He will
Y. W. C. A. WOULD BUILD
MODE HOME FOR GIRLS
xnu- YORK Jan 10. -Adoption of
n Hpcrialized scheme of housing for
th wonn workers at military train
inn .mn. .nn ...ninnn,.ri. .,.i i.
dustrial renters, was urged Unon Sec-'
rf tary of War Ilaker in a letter made i
public here liv Mrs. John I). Kocke
feller. Jr. representing the housing
ronimittee of the war work council of
the Young Women's Christian Abbocla
The association plans to build at Its 1
own expense, u modi 1 home for girls
at Charleston. S. C nd the hope was '
expressed that the Government would I
erect duplicates of this institution i
FAIR, BUT NO WARMER,
SAYS WEATHER BUREAU
Fair weather and continued cold Is
promised by the Weather Jiiireau for
Washington todaj and tomorrow, so
keep the quilts out
The official forecast is:
"Fair tonight and tomorrow. I.ow
est temperature tonight about "0 d
grees above zero.
CARTOONS OF THE
ON TO ARMAGEDDON!
President Wilson's indorsement
of passage of the national suf
frage issue is contained 111 the
brief message made public by
Congressmen after an Interview
with the Executive:
"The committee found that the
President had not felt at liberty to
-tolunteer his advice to member)
of Congress In this Important
natter, but when we sought his
advice he verj frankly and ear
nestly advised in to ote for the
amendment as an act or right and
Justice to the women of the coun
try and of the world '
BF.IlN'i:. Jan ill -Closing of the
German Swiss and Herman Holland
frontiers for a month just as announc
ed by the Germans, was taken today
to Presage extensive troop transfers
Presumably it means a switch of
Teutonic forces from the Italian to
lhe west fr,nl
JUBILANT AT CAPTURE
OF FOE'S DYE RECIPES
LONDON', Jan. 1(.- The most im
portant event in the economic wiir" is
what the London Dally Mail today
called the capture from the Germans
of "J07 secret recipes for German d es
which had been offered the govern
ment. The formulae, it was stated,
"will shatter the German d)r inonop
FIRE WRECKS ASYLUM,
ALL PATIENTS ESCAPE
Minnt,KTON'. Conn. Jan. Ill -Fire
of unknown origin early today almost
completely destroyed the main build
ing of the Connecticut Hospital for
the Insane here. Fire apparatus had
o tbo summoned from Hartford be
fore the blaze was placed under
All of the inmates urr believed to
have been taken out safelv
The damage ts estimated at 73,000
EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1918.
SAME PEACE TERMS AS U. S.
VOTE ON SUFFRAGE
AT 5:30 O'CLOCK
Willi the galleries banked with
women, the House of Representa
tives, after llilly Sunday's prayer. Im
mediately got down to the grind to
day on the suffrage question.
The debate, which will culminate
in a ole at ."30 o'clock this after
i.oon. was led by Miss Jcanett
Itankin. Republican, and Congreav
man Uaker. Democrat, for the suf
fragists, while Congressman Meeker
was Itepubllcan floor leader for the
"antis" and Congressman Clark of
Florida led the Democratic opposition.
Italian for Miss Itankin.
Miss Itankin opened the debate, r
celling a great ovation from the
House members As the ruse to
peak, every man was on his feet
.. ing anil applauding.
Suffrage ad-ocates on the Itepub
llcan side appealed to the Solid South
"antl" majority to swing Into the
women's column, insisting ft was not
t fUt-stioii. while Democrats
likewise nppeulcd for Republican I
votes nr suuragr.
The first skirmish was on the re
f port of the Itules Committee report
I Ing the Uaker resolution. Instead of
the itie b the Judiciary Commute".
The time of debate on the amend-)
' ment iiuaii was increased rrom rour
hours to four and three-fourths hours.
Gordon's Hitter Allark.
' Congressman Gordon made a bitter
attack on the amendment, declaring
' it was treason to representative gov
' r rnnient, and every man who votes
for It "should blush for hts vote."
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw and Mrs.
' Carrie Chapman Catt. of the National
I Woman Suffrage ssoclatlon, occupied
thu Speakers gallery.
SulTraRUts Win First Tilt.
In the flrst test of strength the suf.
frngists won overwhelmingly on an
"aye ney" vote over their opponents.
Passage of the amendment was def
Th question was on the adoption
of n rule that would give suffrage
Congressmen and no their apponeul
the right to steer the measure to a
vote. The lest wkas not needed, how
ever, to indicate the result Demo
cratic Congressmen flatly asserted
that the measure would be passe as
a result of th President's action In
coming out for it.
CANDIDATE OUT TO
TUNKIIANN'OCK, Ia.. Jan. 10. E
Ft. Tarr. district attorney of Wyoming
county, has announced himself as a
candidate for the Itepubllcan nomtna
tlon for Congress In the Fourteenth
distiift. which is now represented by
W T McFadden, of Canton, who Is
mentioned ns a candidate for governor
All History Surpassed in U. S. Army Record
"No Army of similar size in the history of the World has ever
been raised, equipped or trained so quickly, and the health record
is beyond comparison the best in our military history."
Sec. Baker in statement made today to Senate Military Affairs Committee
Full Text of Secretary Baker's Statement on Page 3.
II S. ILES
Secretary Takes Stand and
Vigorously Defends War De
partment After Reading
Puffing calmly on a long, thin cigar,
Secretary of War Baker today vigor
ously defended the activities of the
War Department under the grilling
of Senate military investigators.
After reading an extended state
ment on the -work of the department,
the Secretary leaned back, drew a
cigar -from his pocket, and asked
whether the several ladies present
objected to smoking.
Assured thatlhey did npt, Tie-Tit
MET '--- ---- - -
.senator unamoenain oegan ques
tioning the Secretary on the methods
of the Ordnance Bureau.
Takes Up Rifle.
Baker replied by taking up the
subject of rifles.
"The rWe adopted for the American
army is without doubt the best In the
world. The Springfield rifle as modi
fied, everybody agrees. Is the best In
Senator Weeks broke In, declaring
the statement that the Springfield
rifle is the best "Is very far from
"Well, of course, I can't talk to
everybody In the world," said Baker.
"But everybody to whom I have talk
ed has agreed about the rifle."
Chamberlain said one of the serious
criticisms against the ordnance de
partment was that It abandoned the
old Springfield, and didn't adopt the
British Enfield, which American fac
tories were making in large quanti
ties. Soldiers nllte-Iess.
"This criticism." -ald Chamberlain,
"grows out of the fact that men In
cantonments haven't got rifles yet-"
Baker declared every man in a can
tonment who ought to have a rifle
I think you're wrong about that.
said Chamberlain. "General Croxler
(Continued on Page 3, Column 6.)
District Commissioners Louis
Brownlow was reappointed today by
The President sent the nomination
of Mr. Brownlow to the Senate this
The reappointment of Mr. Brown
low Is a recognition of what the Pres
ident regards as his excellent ser
vice as a member of the District
The nomination will be referred to
the Senate District Committee No
opposition is expected on Mr. Brown
SENTENCED TO PRISON
NEW YORK. Jan. 10. William
j Llewellyn Owen, who did a mail busl
ness In many different kinds and rol
ore of proprietary pills under the
name of "Professor Owen. Inc " was
sent to Atlanta penitentiary for a
year and a day by Judce Thomas, in
th Federal court He pleaded KUilty
to an Indictment charging: use of the
malls to defraud. Owen In 1013 was
prosecutod for aelllnc; "love powders."
That is as much
as the house sten
ographers could get.
He talked so fast
that nobody on
earth could keep up
Almla-ktr Gd, oar kravrnly Fath
er, we thank Thee and rejoice that
thraoa-h falth'la The and Thy War
this Government was built -apen that
. We thaak Thee that the eessaaet
alsnest la the cabin of the Mayflower
by oar aaeestors was far deatoeraey,
liberty, freedom, and the right to
worship Thee according to the dic
tates of oar orra eoooetenee. ,
We thaak Thee that aa a aatlon we,
have the ronraxe to proclaim to the
world, oar eoatlanest belief la Thee,
tasap'laa- on tor rolas the Inscription,
In Cost We Trust."
We thaak Thee that we are Ajs-eri-
eaaa aad live beaeath the protect! a r
folda or the Stars and Stripes. We
thank Thee that Than eaast look over
the battlements of gUrj oa oar laad
and see (hat there la aot mm atala oa
asry star or stripe 1 Old Glory.
we thaak The lor oar sappy
imes. We thaak. Thee tar ear wires
and. little na. "We- thaak. Thee for
tse tnlliil tmvsM '" Uf" J
Test&J-WoTZiUV-sBk Tteolkat aa a
tlott-sVe hare sverer a-eaa -tv-hed Inra
arrr- Bar scraped the bottom, at ore
Hour barrel, aad we-pray Thy eaatla-
Bed wift aad bleulasra SMS
We pray Thee that Thou wtlt for.
aire oar traaaa-resslsaa aad blot oat
all oar Iniquities.
Thou kaowest, O Lord, that we are
In a life aad death straggle with oae
or the aaoat lafaateas, vile, crasy,
avaricious, bloodthirsty, seaaual. aad
Tlelons nations that has ever dis
graced the pages of history.
Thou kaowest that Cermaay has
drawn from the eyes of saaaklad
eaongh tears to make aaother seat
that ahe haa drawa blood eaoagh to
reddea every wave of that seat that
ahe has drawa enoagh greaas aad
shrieks from the hearts of mea. wom
en, aad eaitarea to make aaother
We pray Thee that Than wilt hare
Thy mighty arm aad strike that great
pack off from the wolash llaaa whose
nger drip with blood aad gore.
We pray Thee that the stars la their
courses and the winds aad the waves
may dght against them.
We pray Thee that Thou wilt bloaa
our beloved President, aad give htm
strength of mlad aad body and eoar
age of heart for his arduous dnttrs
In these sorrow-ladea. s tagger! a g
days. We pray Thee to blesa the Sec
retary of State, the Secretary of War.
and the Secretary of the Navy aad
bleos. we pray Thee, the aaral
Bless, we pray Thee. Lord, the gen
eral at the head of our party. Bless
the boys across the sea. some-where
a France, and bless those protecting
our transports, loaded to the water's
edge with turn and munitions.
"Bless our boys at home who are
In the eantonments.
"Bless, ne pray Thre, the Senate
and the House of RrprrsrntatUrs. and
give them wisdom and strength, for
they seem to have come Into the
kingdom for urh a time as this. Aad
Lord, may eiterj man. womaa aad
child, from Maine to Calflorala, aad
Minnesota to Louisiana, stand up to
the last ditch and be glad and will
ing to suffer and endure until final
victory shall eome.
"Dies our allies and may victory
"And In Your own tlmr, aad la Tour
own way, we pray Thee that Thou
will release the whltr-wlnged dove of
peace until It shall dispel the storm
clouds tha( hang lowering over this
sln-eursrd, blood-soaked and sorrow
ing world, nnd when It Is all over,
we will uncover our heads and lift
our faces to the heavens and sing
with a new meaning, My country, tla
of Thee, sweet lan.1 of liberty, of Thee
"And the praise shall be to Thee
foreier. Through Jesus Christ.
HOUSE YELLS HEARTY
APPROVAL AS BILLY
SUNDAY ENDS PRAYER
For the first time in history the
House applauded, yelled, and clapped
at the conclusion of a prayer open
ing the day's session of the lower
Billy Sunday asked the invocation
in place of the regular House chap
lain, and asked It in his own Inimi
table, peppery, vitriolic, virile vigor
ous, sensational, and snappy style.
Contrary to expectation, he did not
ask for the success of the suffrage
(Contiaued on Page 6, Column 1.)
PHICE WITHIX DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, le.
Chamber of Deputies Pledged to
Support Restitution of Alsace-Lorraine
NEW YORK, Jiu 10-A ru
mor was current on the floor of
the Stock Exchanxe this after
noon that GenaaBy has asked
Sweden to mediate for peace. ,
PARIS. Jan 19. Mlatettlrrjii
or tomorrow- wGKtoaJc. bLthe.caam?
nrdf Deputies, outllnlne France's
war alms, according to aainoritaUv
It was stated tHe foreign minister
would follow exactly the lines of
Premier Lloyd George, of England,
and President Wilson, of America, in
baring to the whole world the exact
alms which France has -In continu
ing the war, and the only terms on
which she can consider peace.
At the opening of the session of the
chamber of deputies today Deputy
Deschanel, speaklnr. he aald, in the
name of the deputies, pledged that
the chamber would support the resti
tution of Alsace-Lorraine and sustain
the armies In the field to this end.
Amid a. storm of applause he paid
eloquent tribute to President Wilson's
"Glory to all the allied natious."
Deschanel declared. "Glory especially
to the United States, v.Mch, from
Washington to Lincoln to Wilson, has
added new light in universal morale,
as she has added new stars to her
"victorious Fiance will not have a
peace of a vanquished peoplo; she will
not recede: she will oppose her In
vaders with an Inflexible heart a
heart Inflamed with the one pa-talon
that France la to save tne aupreme
good of our fatherland by Justice."
REPORT THAT RUSSIA
AND BULGARIA HAVE
MADE SEPARATE PEACE
BERNE. Jan. 10. The newspaper
Der Rund declared today that a sep
arate peace between RuisU and Bul
garia had been formally aignod.
The announcement waa contained
in quotations from a speech delivered
to the Bulgarian Sobranjo by Premier
Radostavorr. He read a telegram
from Brest-Lltovsk declaring:
"The war between Russia and Bui
barla ceases. Economic relations will
be resumed Russia recognizes Bul
garia's right to nominate a delegate
on the International Danube commis
sion." Premier Radoslavoff commented
that this was "the first peace con
cluded In the war, with Bulgaria's
Dispatches here also said a mlnlstsr
had been named by Bulgaria to pro
ceed at once to Petrograd.
PETROGRAD, Jan. 10. Ukrainia
and Russia have joined hands in the
peace negotiations with Germany.
Dispatches from Brest-Lltovsk to
day expressed firm conviction that,
with a united front shown by all Rus
sian delegates, the Russian plan for
transfer of peace negotiations to
neutral soil would be forced upon the
The message from Brest-Litovak
which gave this news carried the re
port "One morning Russian Christmas ,
Day we crossed the trenches. Our
soldiers declared they were ready to
support our peace efforts at all roets,
but tlie added:
"'Remember we want peace- but
not a peace at any price.
Trotsky replied to them;
We- will not bend, our i to