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THE WASHINGTON TBCES; THURSDAY, JUNE 5, t919.
Women Who Engineered "Suffrage Congress .Victory
I. OrP. BEGIN
Democrats today are dubbin?: the
proposed investigation of the ex
penditure of $16,000,000,000 by the
War Department a "victory probe"
' and challenging the Republican ma
jority to "go as far as you like and
seeihovr a real and the greatest warj
an all history was successrouy con
4ucted'by a Democratic Administra
tion." In a partisan skirmish yesterday
- afternoon, the House unanimously
passed the resolution of Congress
'man. Graham of Illinois, providing
for a committee of fifteen to investi--gate
the expenditures in the War
,, Department during the recent world
Congressman Campbell of Kansas
5 declared that "In all probability the
JLnvtestfgatlon Will disclose that there
has been a mingling' of political and
j governmental activities." '
$ Congressman Cantrlll of Kentucky
' declared that na one. in the House
!' misunderstood the real purpose of the
"Of course," he 'said. "ourItepub
lican friends -will not publicly make
tht . admission that they are going
Into this investigation for the pur
, pose of digging up campaign ma-
fcerfal for the. Presidential election
i next. Tear. But, of course, "we have
'lall know that is teir purpose."
; Fire Sabcommlttees.
' There will be ten Republicans and
t Ave Democrats on the special com-timUtri-
Thir tjHII ho five subcom
mittees, each to have two Republicans
'.ani one Democrat.
. Asked for aa approximate scope of
the work of the so-callei "Victory, In
, vestigating Committee," Mr. Campbell
Vaid it would be "colossal."
J In the opinion of Democratic Lead
' er Claude Kitchin. Ufre investigation
. will extend over a period of four or
'live years and will necessitate the
establishment In Washington of what
will virtually mean a new govern
ment bureau or department.
, 100,00 Contracts Involved.
If X am correctly informed, there
will be more than 100,000 war con
tracts to be looked into," Sir. Kltghhi
said. "Thousands of theseWerejaSde
in foreign countries. Hnndreds of
.them are in such shape ,that thelrtreal
status is not known.
fx "To make such an investigation as
is contemplated would mean the em-
JJJloymeilt of fully 100 experts and
, "As it- appears now, there will
hardly be an end to the great mass
of -work that such an 'investigation
Wide Investigation Authorized.
-. The resolution would give mem
,bers of the speciaf committee au-
thority to carry their investigation to
'Europe or any other part of the world.
i It is certain that both the minority
'xnd the majority will be represented
Ion this committee by some of their
'strongest representatives. This would
mean that fifteen House leaders virtu
ally would be out of action in so far
"a House routine is concerned for the
duration of the investigation.
The resolution providing for the
"select committee" gives the com
' mlttee authority to conduct its inves
tigation during sessions of the House
and during recesses of that body.
To Call Allied "Wltnie.
t Witnesses to appear before the va
rious subcommittees would represent
'nearly every one of the twenty-odd
-antS. rney would numoer in me
hundreds of thousands.
The investigation will me
Ing the war over again on p
Under the , proposed plan
subcommittees would make
inquiries into aviation, camps
Q&ntonments, ordnance, quartern!
ter corps and operations in foreign
iiui uic xidusc ma.y not oc de
prived of th facts gained until the
very last subcommittee has reported.
the resolution ordering the investiga
tion provides that the select commit
tee shall "report to the House, in one
or more reports, as it may deem ad
visable, the result of its investiga
tions, with, such recommendations as
L may care to make."
Speaker Gillett will probably not
name the select committee until tomorrow-Democrats
sought to have the rep-
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Group of lobbyists of the National Woman's v Party and Senator Jones of Washington. These women
conducted a six-year fight for the Federal suffrage amendment. From left to right: Mrs. William
Kent, Mrs. Richard Wainwright, Senator Jones, Miss Maud Younger, and Mrs. Abby Scott Baker.
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v Members of the Congressional Committee of
the KationaT Alnerican Women's Suffrage Asocia-tioa-vwho
presented the suffrage bill which Avas
passed by tHe Senate yesterday. From left
to right: Miss Mabel Willard,-of Massachu
setts; .Mrs. ,Edmund Post,, of Kentucky; Mrs. Helen
Gardener; of this city; Mrs. Maud Wood Park, of
Massachusetts; Mrs. Lewis Walker, of New Jersey;
Miss Marjorie Shuler, of New York, and Mrs. Caro
line Reilly, of Illinois.
t esentation on , the committee nine
Republicans, and. six Democrats, -but
the majority plan for ten 'Republicans'
and five ' Democrats will, ho doubt,
prevail. , ' "
Congressman Garrett of Tennessee
has appealed to the Speaker to disre
gard the recommendation of .Uje ma
jority and- increase the minority rep
resentation to six.
Charge 'Gag nule'
Mr. Garrett, on the floor yesterday,
charged "gag rule" and "steam
"You gentlemen who come here as
new members have heard for a good
many years of the gag rule and the
steam roller." Mr. Garrett said, ad
dressing the House on"- the resolution.
"Now, I want to y to you that in
just a few moments you are going to
see these modern instrumentalities of
politics in very full and active opera
tion." Mr. Garrett said that Mr. Campbell
would move the previous question,
which would prevent amendment to
increase the minority on the commit
tee to six. Mr. Campbell did. The
previous question was carried.
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Charles M. Hchwab, of the Bethle
hem Steel Corporation, will address
the convalescent wounded soldiers at
Walter' Reed Hospital in the Red
Cross Auditorium this afternoon.
This is one of a series of nation
wide intimate tallcs to the wounded in
army hospitals, inaugurated by Col.
Arthur Woods, assistant to the Secre
tary of War.
Mr Schwab will tell of men whom
"with golden spoons In their mouthri."
but who havo reached buccc-Sb by
their own hard work.
OF U. S. WAR AUTOS
France is enforcing hec prohibitive
import tariff against private sales of
American automobiles and trucks sent
there for war use to piotc-ct her own
automobile industry Congressman
Miller of Washington devfJopcd yes
terday before the House Military Af
No import duty was collected when
the automobiles were rushed into
France for war use. The import duty,
in some instances, amounts to 00 pr
cent. W. C. Hare, chief of the hales
division in the War Department, said
that under such conditions it was in
advisable to sell the automobiles in
THIEVES PRY OPEN SAFE;
GET $74 AND REVOLVER
Gaining entrance to the office of
Isaac Lewis, 1725 Seventh street
northwest, through the rear window,
thieves last night broke open the
safe and stole $74 and a revolver.
The theft of a suitcase containing
several articles of wearing apparel
was reported to the police 'today byv
Walter G. Lane, of 315 Pennsylvania
A suit of clothes valued at $15, was
stolen frqm the room of Eugene Hoff
man, 3205 M street northwest, last
Woman suffragists, fresh from their
victories in Congress, .today planned
their campaign before State legis
latures to win the right of nation
wide vote before the. next Presiden
Leaders of the women's parties
here said it could and would be done.
"The women of this country will
vote in the 1920 elections," Miss Alice
Paul, chairman of the National Wo
man's Partj. telegraphed here last
night. A similar sentiment was
voiced by scores of other suffrage
leaders And even the "antis" took
on a note of despair today.
"WadnTvonh Concede Victory.
One of these. Senator Wadsworth,
New York, concedes that ratification
of the suffrage amendment, which
passed the Senate late yesterday,
after a forty-one-year battle before
Congress, would prohabiy bo com
pleted by a sufficient number of
States tomake it law, within a short
"Pressure brought to bear on the
State legislature will not be with
stood," Wadsworth said. Other
"antis."' houpved. were hopeful that
an .alignment,, between Southern and
New England States migh delay for
a long time the amendment's ratifica
It was with something of a sigh of
relief that Congressional leaders to
day saw the suffrage fight pa&s from
their baliwick out into the State leg
islatures. During the last fortj one
ears suffrage has precipitated many
a battle royal in the two houses of
Congress, and the vote yesterdaj, Te
sulting in its passage by the Sen
ate. 5G to 25. was the fifth vote taken
in the upper branch. The House has
voted even more often on the pro
posal. Measure Itlfe For Four Year.
During the last four years the suf
frage question has been almost con
btantly before thc solons. while
'militants' made life miserable for
"antis" and used e ery means pos
sible to urge on the "prot."
President Wilson has several times
recommended passage of the amend
ment in messages to Congress, mak
ing a strong special effort before the
Senate in the las: session, without
Suffrage leaders today sent word
to their State workers and special
representatives in many States the
word. "Get busy"
Legislatures are in session in Penn
slvania. Illinois, Massachusetts, and
Wisconsin. The Ohio legislature
meets June l(j, and will ratify the
amendment before adjournment. Repre
sentative Beetham, a member, who
was in W'abhington when the vote was
cast, announced today.
Try Out Special Sessions.
Jn -States where regular sessions
v.'Ul not be held within a short time,
efforts will be made to have special
scssons called for the t-pecal purpose
of ratfyinp suffrage, workers said
Special cessions already are in pros
pect, they announced, in Michigan,
Texas, Georgia, and Alabama,
Senator Borah an "anti." predicted
today, however, that a "long time"
might elapse before the women vote.
Yesterday's Senate vote, the third
in two sessions, came after two days
of fiery debate, in which discussion' of
prohibition figured almost as much as
suffrage. Opponents of suffrage did
most of the talking. They warned
that adoption of such amendments as
prohibition and suffrage forecast an
era of Federal paternalism and the
breaking down of the dual system of
State and Federal go eminent.
In a three-hour speech just before
the vote. Senator Reed of Missouri de
clared the women who persuaded Con
gress to pass the resolution knew "that
you are doing this to get the woman
vote, and despise you for it."
'EXTRA SESSIONS" IS NOW
SLOGAN OF SUFFRAGISTS
"Extra sessions and immediate rati
fication." This is the new battle ery of the
National American Woman Suffrage
Association. In a statement issued
last night, the association stated that
time and again governors all over the
country had been asking their State
legislatures tn prepare to pass on the
suffrage amendment as soon as it had
A ppll by suffrage leaders shows
that had the measure been passed by
the United States Senate the required
thirty-six legislatures would have
ratified before March of this year
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president
of the suffrage association, said: "In
the result we can turn our backs to
day upon the end of a long and ardu
ous struggle needlessly darkened and
embittered by the stubbornness of a
few at the expense of many."
Mrs. Maud Wood Park said: "Con
gress has justified the faith of Ameri
HIS MYSI HANDS
CURE SICK OF ILLS
(Continued from First Page)
T. Manning, rector of Trinity. With
reluctance, and only after the re
porter had repeated questions many
times, the healer told of two cases
that have come under his attention
"Two children, left crippled by In
fantile paralysis, wore brought to
me," he Bald. "I have prayed over
them several times. And today I
was told that they are showing more
life in their crippled limbs. I am
suro they will bo cured.
JVot for Illn of Body Alone.
"But 1 do not like "to speak of
cures. I like to watch a patient a
long time before I am willing to say
that he is cured. This ministry is
not simply for bodily disorders. There
are many things to be overcome be
sides disease. Particularly there are
mental and moral troubles and obses
sions." Mr. Hlckson looking very much
like an cvery-day business man sit
ting thero is the every-day looking
hotel.. bedroom, with opened luggage,
spilling paper contents on the -floor,
spoke as casually of laying on his
hands and praying and healing as if
he wore discussing a perfectly well
established method of selling biscuits.
And he carrfe conviction too.
He told of a physician in England
who spoke to him of the power of
VATICAN D D NOT
SEEK PEACE SEA!
(Continued from First Page.)
of the terms of victors to tho van
quished, the Holy See never intended
to participate, even if officially in
vited, as would undoubtcrly have
been the ease had Germany been vic
torious. "It has been repeatedly stated that
tho Holy See was making efforts to
obtain a scat at tho conference, but
the truth is nothing was further from
out thoughts. Monslgnor Correal,
who is now in Paris, was merely en
trusted by the Holy Father with the
task of trying to save flourishing
German missions in Africa and Aus-
"Several religious orders have been
founded by Germany in Australia,
with the sole object Of evangelizing
nmi r.lvilizlne heathen populations.
The results have been excellent, and
It would be a pity were such gooa
seed sown in vain. Wo hope and
believe that President Wilson and
his collegeaues understand tho ad
visability of not wrecking this work
of Christian love and sacrlflc6.
"Cerrottl was selected, because he
represented the Holy See In . the
United States,.where ho was not only
acquainted with President Wilson,
but was. & distinguished diplomat."
Opposed To Zionism.
Cardinal Gasparl would not com
ment upon the general results of tho
i-ar. nnnfnrpnrf hilt dlscUSsim? the
ind over matter, and of his reply qUCStfon of the Holy Land, he said:
G. O.P. 10 RUSH 5
For England, Scotland,
M-M - BUDGETS THROUGH
LONDON. June 5.-Tho House
of Contmons, after a brief two
days debate ending last night,
adopted a resolution in favor, of
appointing a parliamentary com
mittee to examine atjd report upaa.
a Federal resolution applicable to
England, Scotland, arid ' Ireland.
The vote was 187 to 3-f.
The resolution declared that
"with a view to enabling the Im
perial parliament to devote moro
attention to tho interests of tho
Kingaom and the empire, the time
Peace time records for passing ap
propriation bills in the House will ba
broken within the next ten days, if
Republican plans carry.
Rushing through of four larg
money measures and one small bill
by June 16 was announced by Repub
lican Leader Mondell today as the
'.Republican program. This is neces
sary to get me dius inrougn me
Knnatn hpfnrrt Julv 1. the befflnnlncr
nas arrivea xor tne creation of J-of the next flifcaJ year. Mondell said.
that It was time that the physician
took into account, too, the power of
tho spirit over both mind and matter.
Faith Has Much to Do With It.
He asked particularly that his ac
complishments in curing organic dis
easesuch as cancer and the like
be not emphasized. As he explained
it the capacity of a sufferer for faith
has a deal to do with the success of
his treatment That is, some persons
are more receptive than others.
"I find that the quickest results arc
obtained with children with babies."
he explained. "They have nothing to
It was suggested that Mr. Hiok
son's healing precepts are vastly dif
ferent from those of Christian Sci
ence. He replied:
"They arc. The first heresy we aim
to counteract is the heresy within tho
church of considering sickness a good
thing sent to us from God to develop
our spiritual life. The second is the
one at the root of Christian. Science
the heresy of denying eviL. The phy
sical being must not be ignored or
Asked to tell when he first found
that he was 'an instrument through
which healing might bo accomplished,
he said, reluctantly:
Discovery ot HU; Power.
"When I was a lad of fourteen in
Australia there was a small child suf
fering from neuralgia. I laid my
hands on his face and he was well.
Then ono of my mother's sisters had
a nervous twitching of the face I
laid my hands upon her and she was
well. And then my mothec said to
me that this must be a gift of God
and that I should pray about it.
"I know now that I was being
guided by a higher power. But I can
not recollect that at the beginning I
had any other than the natural desire
to help some one who was in dis
tress." As Mr. Hlckson, in his gray business
suit with the gold cross on his gold
watch chain resting comfortably on
his well plumped out waistcoat, the
only outward and visible sign that he
is engaged In spiritual work told in
a matter-of-fact way of how he takes
Christ literally, and thact religion is
not a theory but a practice with him,
it did not seem at all ministerial.
And when Mr. Hickson. after of
fering cigarettes from a box and
warmly inviting his guest to have
some ice water or some lemonade, or
some "beer perhaps," bade his in
terviewer farewell, he did it with a
little earnest -wsh that whatever
might be written as the result of the
talk might "bring hope to somebody."
PAID IF SHE DOESN'T RE-WED.
Mrs. Ella Chappclear, widow of
James W. Chappelear, who died Sep
tember 6, I91C, is to Inherit the en
tire estate of her husband and to
have the use of it as long as she re
mains a widow. "Should she see fit
to take to herself a second husband."
said the husband in the will, which
has been filed for probate, "then she
is to have only one-third of my es
tate" Should this happen, the will
provides, the other two-thirds of the
estate is to be divided among the
children. Mrs. Chappelear is named
Zionism does not meet with the
approval of tho Holy Sec From the
Catholic viewpoint, after tho crusadfis
preached by the jiontlffs to rescue the
Sepulchre from the Turks, the church
today could not assent to handing it
over to Judea. Whether it Is desir
able to grant Franco a protectorate
over the Catholics in the East de
pends solely upon what the confer
ence decides with reference to the
capitulations by the Ottoman Empire.
If this is abolished, then France will
have no further rights to the protec
torate which would revert by law
to the Holy See." -
Cardinal Gasparri does not believe
that Bolshevism, will last.
TREATY, SAYS TAFT
PITTSBURGH, June 5. "Germany
will sign the peace treaty." said
former President William lloward
Taft. who arrived here yesterday to
make two addresses at mass meetings'
furthering the league to enforce
"There is a lull in the peace pro
ceedings just now." the former Presi
dent continued. "All are waiting for
the action of Germany so the treaty
can be brought home and laid before
the Senate Foreign Relations Commit
tee, where it wiiy.be considered. There"!
will probably be a majority and a mi
nority report from this committee.
"The minority report may recom
mend amendments of a radical char
acter. If the amendments are ratified,
then the treaty must go back to the
fourteen signatories who made it tp
"If the present treaty Is dangerous
to the United States and unduly bur
dens it with obligation, it ought not
to be ratified even though great in
convenience and loss would result
from the delay. But such loss and In
convenience should lead business men
to consider the covenant carefully, itsj
provisions and beneflcient purposes,
and decide whether such defects aa
they believe to exist in the treaty are
not capable of amendment within the
terms of. the treaty itself after the
league of nations is formed and be
gins to function, and whether the
United States in entering the league
is not safeguarded against any real
danger. the league proves ineffec
tual, by Its hlght to withdraw from
BOOKBINDERS NOT TO
BE IN "WET" PARADE
Local Union of Bookbinders, No. 4.
made up of 500 men, refuses to take
part In the June 14 demonstration at
tho Capitol against prohibition, rec
ommended by the Central Labor
This was decided upon at the reg
ular meeting of the bookbinders Tues
A resolution" wtas also adopted re
questing Congress to exclude all un
loyal persons front the United States
and condemning the bolshvist activ
ities in this country.
The- bookbinders In this city are
very dissatisfied with the present low
wage scale and threaten drastic ac
tion unless relief is granted.
The bills to be pushed will total
more than 53.000,000.000. which means,
an average appropriation, of $300,000.
The measures include the Railroad
Administration's request for $1,200,
000.000; the army bill, which will car
ry closo to lj000.000.000 the naval
bill, with $600,000,000: the sundry
civil, with $250,000.000r and the Dis
trict of Columbia bill, with $14,000,000.
ADMIRAL BENSON" RETDRAXfO.
PARIS June 5. The American ex
perts who have completed their la
bors in connection with the pcac
terms and are proceeding homo In
clude Admiral William S. Benson,,
naval adviser to the American dele
gation. All naval questions have
been concluded except the final de
cision by the political chiefs. Rear
: Admiral Harry S. Knapp will become
senior American naval officer In Eu
PLA.V CABLE TO BRAZIL.
NEW YORK. June 5. Arranger
ments for direct cable service be
tween the United States and Brazil,
and thence along the entire caster:
coast of ' South America, have been
entered into between the Western
Union Telegraph Company and the
Western Telegraph Company of Great
Britain. Laying of 3.200 miles of
new cable, which may be accomplish
ed within six months, will connect
'Miami, Fla., Vith Belem, Brazil.
BREAD WEIGHT UPHELD.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June D. If city
and village councils in Ohio adopt a
standard weight for a loaf of bread,
the action is lepal. The supreme
court has held that an ordinance in I
the city of Toledo fixing the weight
at one pound is legal. The contest
against the ordinance was that the
council was "exercising unreasonable
police power "
FIREMAN' PREVENTS SUICIDE.
NEW YORK, June 5. Tying a rope
around his waist Fireman Timithy
Fitzgerald leaped into the air from
the tenth floor of a fashionable
Brooklyn hotel today, swung through
a window on the ninth floor, knock
ing down Mrs M. M. Canda, an-3
frustrating her threatened attempt io
hurl herself to death. The woman
had locked herself into the room,
after announcing her ntcntion to
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