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Fair today aad to
morrow; little change
in temperature; mod
erate northwest winds
is not a party newspaper. It
it out to help the government win
the war.
NO. 4094.
Demonstrations Occur in
Berlii, Essen and Leipzig;
Situation Tense.
Anti-Annexationists Are De
termined to Force Accept
ance of Peace Terms.
Amsterdam. Jan. 9. ? Huge
throngs crying "We must have
peace!" marched the streets of
Berlin. Leipzig and rissen the day
the rupture of the Russo-Teuton
peace parleys was announced.
News to this effect filtered beyond
the Alps border today after it had
been suppressed for nearly a week.
It shows that the opposition of
the masses to the "camouflaged"
annexation clause, which is the
one stumbling block to peace with
Russia, has invaded the two
greatest strongholds of the militar
ists, the capital itself and the city
where the Krupps have their great
war-feeding factories, employing
more than 100,000 men. Essen
lies in the heart of one of Ger
many's greatest industrial districts.
\ntl-VA.r ?rntlmeat I. rosse.
Leipzig? is the largest city in Saxony
?nd the fourth eity in ?ire in th? em
pire. Its population is nearly M0.?0O.
It is an important manufacturing ten
Now that th. parle-s at Brest
TJtovsk have bee. resumed??, pleu
?ry sitting took place t?-T?ty?the polit
ical battle In Berlin has somewhat
subside?!, but the atmosphere is ex
tremely tense.
Inder the surfa:e the cauldron of
dissension between the anti-snnexa*
tionists and the militarist- seethes on.
New indications lhat the .contllct may
eventually rip the whole German
"home front'' to pieces came today in
a dispatch from Berlin lhat the Reich
st??; majority is once more intact.
That means the Centrists and National
Liberals have joined the ?oeiallsts In
their unequivocal opposition to annex
ation in any form. If it is true, Chan
cetlor Von Hertling. one of the strong
raen.ot the Centrists, which was the
'iria-inaT nucleus of the majority bloc,
will shortly be challenged to "con
fess colon?." His indorsement of the
majority's stand Is expected to lead j
directly to an open breach between the
military and civilian ?ections of the
govei liment.
Today's advices from the German
capital further showed that the pro
annexa'iontsts are In a panic. They
fear an evil effect of the speeches by
Lloyd George and President Wilson
upon the masses. To them the allied
and American diplomatic counter of
fensive spells the vision of the Ger
man people rising in the demand for
Immediate peace negotiations.
Already the militarists hav. been
obliged to take recourse to their
strongest card?the threat that the
two demi-goda of the nation, Hinden
burg and Ludendorf. will resign if the
spokesman for" what they term a
"weak peace" are allowed to "betray
th. S-TTie?. ?
Th? German Socialists, it developed
today, are as determined as ever In
Peace Delegate Says Suffering In
tense and Even Soldiers Hungry.
Lond.n. Jan. 9.?"Nobody believes in
ietory In A*tiatria-Hungry.'? Is the
tatement attributed to Dr. Fran?
?rkitch. in Reuter's correspondence
? the English newspapers.
Dr. Markitch. Reuter's aay?, was a
socialist delegate from Bosnia to the
nternational conference at Stoek
lolm. His outspoken attitude In fa
or of peac? at Stockholm made It
mpotaible for him to return to Aus
ila, and he went to Kiigland. He
le?cribed th. ?tate of affa.rs in Alia
rla as insupportable.
"In Bosnia, Hersegovirta. Austria
md Dalmati?.'' he ?aid, "famine i*
?king a terrible toll of the popula- '
don. The people are driven to eat
verb., root? and the bark of trees,
rhil? there is a terrible mortality from
lunger typhus as the people call It."
tu not much better in tb? "army.
I hav. seen with my own eytat
?Idler? begging for bread in th?
treet? of Vienna and Budapest. Th.
**ople wait sometimes as much as
orty-eight hours in the line? at th?
?Md ?upply stations. Meat, bread,
"?btveco. tea. coffee and sugar ar? not
o be had, while the price of an ordi
ary ?ait of clothes, if it can be got.
? ?150.
"Con-aption is wide spread. The
letter classes are smuggling in food
It-??""? at fabulous pnces There have
??aae? where 17a? baa been paid
er a barrel of flour."
Conditions tn Germany, according to
)r. Markltch. are not much better, the
Jslef difference beine that in Germany
?arvation 1? organised by the govern
laar*- A government report, he ?ay?,
hows that the men in the German
umpire hav. lost an average of eigh-1
? mmm?U each during; th? war.
Uncle ?Sam Plans to Adver
tise American Democ
racy to Universe.
All hail to Uncle Sara, advertialnt
man?the greatest international preas
agent the world ha* ever *een!
He ha* undertaken the Job of spread
ing American Ideals, the gospel ot
democracy, to tbe uttermost end* of
the earth, and to hia credit have been
placed unlimited funds for thi*
Sigantic task of educating the world?
for inoculating it against the vlru? of
autocracy. ~ %
Herm?n propaganda has done its
worst and failed. The story of Amer
ican propaganda, which will make the
Teuton variety look like a soiled two?
?pot, now begins.
The story begin* in Russia. Here
American publicity men, acting un
der the direction of the Creel commit
tee on Public Information, are already
on the Job. They have many mil
lions at their disposal.
They are preachers. pix<pag.?ndist?.
educators?whatever you like to call
?hem?to tell the true story of Airnr
ica and it? war alma to the Russian*,
whose mind? h?ve been sadly muddled
regarding the T'alted State? by the
poison of Germanic lies.
>??>.? Arc ?Vlthhel??.
Every ch?nnel of publicity in the
Russian nation ia being used?news
paper?, billboard?, pamphlet?, dodger?,
magazine?, etc. Already the work i?
having some elfeet. Dispatches from
Petrograd printed yesterday tell of
the impreaaion it is making there. The
identity?f the American workers who
are In Ruin?a it we'l known in W*uh
ington. but is withheld for the preaent.
The ?ucee?? of the campaign de
pend?, of comrne. ?pan It? freedom
from any suggestion or political In
fluence, or It backing one faction in
Russia aa again?t another It will
be a ?traight-from-the-.houlder cam
paign of extract* from Prealdent ~ni
ton's speeches, of various Interpreta
tions of American democracy and
American idealism from the time of
Washington down to the present.
Similarly Mrs. Norman deR.
Whitehouse brilliant suffrage propa
gandist, has been sent to Switzer
land by Mr. Creel. In Geneva or
Zurich she is within the strikin,
distance of the German frontier ami
her propaganda in behalf of Amer
icanism will undoubtedly percolate
Into the land of the enemy, where
it should be of decided value to the
allied cause.
Mrs. Whitehouse goea frankly as
an American publicity agent; she ia
without official credential? from the
State Department and official? made
it clear yesterday that while her
statu* wa* undoubtedly "quasi-offi
cial," since she is being sent by tbe
Committee on Public Information, it
wa* nothing more than that.
Thus do American methods of pub
licity?the practical realisation of
"daylight diplomacy'? find their way
around the earth. It may be said
by some future commentator that
the war was won for the aille* by
the power of American advertising.
Latest Expression of President Is
Hailed as Peace Sign.
S-erlal Cable ?? The Wa?hlnKton
Herald nad \e?v York Trlbue.
London. Jan. I.?Once again Presi
dent Wilson ha? taken liberal Kng
land by storm and won the approval
of every paper here which tend?
toward moderation. The conservative
morning paper* refrained from com
ment on hia apecch to Congress.
The 'Evening Globe." which ranks
among the foremost fire-eaters 1?
pleased with the President'? words
about ?ecret diplomacy, but feature.!
prominently an Interview with Hynd
man criticising the address under the
heading -_\Ir. Wilson's Mistakes."
The Evenmg News" the only other
extremely conservative evening pa-'!
per. now that the "Standard" has ;
become more broadminded, disagrees
with the President on sevreai points. !
especially in regard to hi* lugges
tk>n ?bout the "removal, a? far ??
pos? ble. of aft economic barriers"
and the establishment of equality ot
trade condition* among member* of
the propo?ed lea??? of nation*.
A* for th? r??t of th? English
presa, it I* unanimous and loud in
it? approval.
The "Star" la eepecially laudatory.
"Wll*on oace more utters the un
spoken thought* of humanity, tho?e
thought* that lie too deep for the I
Old World politician* to utter them.
The supreme gift of Wilson to the
world is toe gift of articulating and
interpreting IU anguished vision of
the future. The most thrilling
passage In hi? inspired ?dress ia
where he reads the laner meaning
of the Raulen revolution. We im
plore our politici???? to emulate the
spiritual Insight ?nd divination of
th? greatest American President
since Lincoln.
"Let us say quite? frankly and
fearlessly that Prealdent Wilson's
aim toward the Russian govern
ment la i**me?.?urably wiser, truer
and saner '?ban th? atitude of our
own foreig office and war cabl
?*? '
Petain's Men Attack and
Demolish Hun Trenches
in Woevre.
?peelal ? ?hie ?. Waaalae-ton Herald
?aal New tork Tribune.
London, Jan. 9.?The French broke
the ?pell of Inactivity on the Welt
front yesterday with extensive sur
prlse attack? In the Woevre, which met
with complete ?uccess. In the region
of Seiche-Pray, Gen. Petain's detach
ments broke Into the enemy's posi
tions along a mile front, demolished
the German defences and returned. In ?
accordance with their order?, with ITS
prisoners and a number of machine
guns, Psris officially announced today.
The German war office asserts that
the French assault was made in I
strong force, after violent artillery
preparation and extended alonar ?
front of two and a half miles. While
admitting that the assailants pene
trated German defences, the Berlin
communique declare* that during the
night the French were thrown baci
lo their original linea
Expect III.de.bor? Blow.
All Indications point to the fact that
the French troops had no intention of
retaining: the positions they entered.
The raid was chiefly for the purpose
of gathering information concerning;
the enemy's much heralded offensive
plans, in the belief of military critics.
Seichepray, where the French struck,
is about ten miles west of St. Mlhiel.
at which point the battle line takes
the aharpeat curve anywhere on the
Western front, turning at a right an
gle to the eastward after an almost
straight course southward from Ver
dun for 18 mfte.. It is not ??holly im
probable that Hindenburg ?attends to
launch his great blow at rat. Mihl
el. ? sucesaful ?tack here would
bring th? German force? to the resi ?
of Verdun, gravely imperil the poli
tl?n of that fortre?? and possibly pave ]
the way for a continuation of the
drive toward Paris.
Hais-'s battalions swung forward
agalnat tb? southern edge of the
Houtholst Wood, north of Ypres.
and on both aide? of the Ypre.?
Staden Railway In an assault
which broke down under the fire
of the enemy's gun?. The British
losses were severe, according to the
Berlin war office. Later in the
evening; a German counter stroke
In the ?am? sector brought the en
emy'? troops temporarily Into fore
most British trenches, from which
th?y were immediately ejected, Haig
fistiti.? -?.ar ?ambrai.
In the Champagne, In the Cambrai
region and In Upper Alsace, ?harp
local engagements were fought out
during the day for possession of
trench sections and outposts. Cana
dian troops brought in two machine
guns in a successful sally south of
Lens. East of Mont Teton In the
region of Rheims, the French with
stood enemy trusts which aimed at
the capture of strategic outpost po- ?
sitlons. Marked artillery activity
developed In the sector where Gen
eral Pershing's troops first saw ac
The German artillery units facing
the Belgian intrenchments again
have ahown great activity, raking
the oposing linea with shells ot all I
caliber. j
So energetic and accurate has ?
been the Belgian return fire, how- ?
ever, that no infantry operations
have been attempted by the enemy
on this front.
Newspaper Declares Drive on Ver
dun Will Be Resumed.
London, Jan. 9.?Germany plans
her next attack on France, and
hopes the collapse of France may
be the next crisis in the war. This
is the German expectation for the
new year. "The Frankfurter Zei
tung" publishes an authoritative
article dealing with the strategic
crisis of the war and predicts vic
tory for the central powers this
year. In the first two and a h??t
years, the writer says, all the criti
cal moments were on the Teuton
side and fortune favored the allies.
Since the beginning of 1917 the
balance haa been turned against
the entente.
The intensified submarine war
fare, the defection of Russia and
the defeat of Italy have enabled
Germany to look forward to 1918
with greater hope? than ever be
fore. The whole strength of the
central powers, according to this
article, may now be concentrated
on the Western front and the Wett
ern powers can Jiever again have
the prospects thejh had in 1915 and
Ships Gettint School Coal?
Boston. Jan. 9.-Brltlsh steamships
are beine coaled at Hampton Roads
with coal -consigned to Beaton hos
pitals and schools, according to a for
mal protest against this curtailing of
New England's badly needed coal ship
ments sent today by State Fuel Ad
ministrator storrow to United States
Fuel Administrator Garfield. at Waau
Sunday Says Prayer
Will Bring Victory
To American Colors
Audience of 14,200, Including Many
Soldiers, Swayed by Ringing Words
of Evangelist Denouncing Germany.
Distinguished Visitors Introduced at
A representative of the Rumanian Mission to this country, in the
presence of the Rumanian Minister to the United States; an English
army officer here on furlough because of wound* he received in the
trenches; a Jew just back from Jeruialem and a dyed-in-the-wool,
all-over American?Billy Sunday?paid tribute last night at the Sun
day Tabernacle to this nation and its "great President" and stirred up
a batch ef patriotiim that wouldn't be downed.
I.aoo Saldler? Maten.
Close on to 1.000 soldlers ?at well
up front in the Tabernacle and inter
mingled with them were sailors and
marines. In tbe body of the big wood
en building every seat waa occupied
and hundreds stood in the corri-|5rs
during the entire reviv?J service, cran
ing their necks to hear what Billy ?nd
the re?t of 'em were **ylng.
Kxtra chaira had to lie put on the
platform near the choir to handle the
crowds that managed to edge Its'way
through the big door?. Even the pre?*
boxes, reserved for newspapermen,
were used as an emergency. Approxi
mately 14,200 persoli* were Inside the
big building and the doorkeeper* had
to turn score* away for lack of even
"standing room.'? It was the ?econd
largest croud that had gone to hear
the noted evangelist and was beate??
only by that of laat Sunday '?*<4t,
when hundreds were turned ??ay.
Rody started the patrioti.? wave at
the beginning of his song ?ervlce when
he had the soldier from Camp Meigs
and.other cantonments stani up. The
big audience cheered luelf hoarse.
Then Rody sang several verses of a?
new patriotic ?ong he has Ju?t written
--We'll Be Watting Wh??? You Come
Back Home."
Billy cime In about tie time the
chorus was winding up and he again
Invited the soldiers to tit?k? aa? ot
tbe Tabernacle ??nd It? en?? when they
?re forced td remain ibT Washingt??*? j
overnight and hav? no ,l?ce to go to I
starts auto
routes today
New System of Delivery a
_?oon for Remote
Ing practically today. Post
master General Burleaon will put into
unified operation a nr.tion.il, com
prehensive scheme of automobile
post deliveries, that will be poten
tially the greatest step yet taken
to reduce the cost of living, and at
the ?ame time will relieve the freight
congestion to a large extent.
Hundreds of motor trucks, operat
ing over great trunk routes extend
ing from Portland, Maine, to Jack
sonville, Fla.: from Baltimore, Md..
to Chtc?go, III.; from Chicago to New
Orleans. I?., and from New Orleans
to Savannah, Ga., will move through
farming districts and make direct
connections .with the nearest mar
kets and with prli-ate consumers
What They D?.
They will:
Deliver food products, dairy prod
ucts, farm and garden products by
parcel post, limited packages, direct
from producer to consumer. >
Deliver perishable food from four
to eight days fresher than the rail
roads or other systems can do so
Reduce the cost of transportation,
through the elimination of from one
Fuel Administration Plans to Con
serve Supply Through Restrictions.
Every household in the District will
be put on a coal ration under a plan
unfolded by John L. Weaver. Federal
fuel administrator for the District, to
the Senate committee investigating the
coal shortage here.
Mr. Weaver, called late in the aft
ernoon, aald that cards probably would
be issued to every householder In the
city and coal dealers allotted certain
territory to supply with fuel.
Under tbe plan the amount of coal
allowed each householder would be
limited for the year. A reduction of
20 per cent in the consumption of coal
i* expected from the plan. Coal mult
be conserved, Mr. Weaver aald. and
every household in the District will
be allotted so much coal per year, de
pending upon the size and kind of
heating plant in the houae.
Under thi* plan a household*! using
ten ton* of coal in a year would be
limited to eight ton? per year and un
der no cond?ion* would more be
Mr. Weaver said he believed that
local coal dealers had done their best
in the distribution of coati to the con
sumer??. and had not held tip supplie?
at order to t_fc_j ?_jMMj?>a price?
The evangelist* "?potted" the Ru
manian .Mii?ion, in company with the
Rumanian Minister, seated tn the
"silk lid'' section He went over to
the visitors and formal introductions
Mr, Sunday then spoke of the valor
of Rumania in its struggles again-nt
Germany?and disease amone ,t8 ??*?
dlors and civilians and he invited th?
delegation to the platform. The great
crowd arose and cheered. The ?ecie
tary of the mission. In broken
English, pleaded for "long life for
rtmerica and Its great President * and
the mission bowed itself off the r'?li
fe rm.
PreaMeat I? Chegre*.
Mention of "the Piesident" brought
chc-ers and handclapping.
Billy then introduced Ii'aman ben
Avi, hei? only a few da>s from ?
Jerusalem. lie paid a remarkable trib- \
ute to the allies and to Christians pen- ,
erally for their heroic rescue of
J?rusalem from the Turks and de
cia.-'d that the capture of the "holy
city" waa the most wonderful hap
pening in the world's history.
He predicted a pilgrimage of the :
Jews back to the "Holy Land from"
all parts of the world and the big
audience cheered, loudly when he de
clared that ultimately, from Jerusa
lem, will n>n::f the real "brotherhood
of -man, %ith Jew- and Gentile flght
George W. Anderson, Au
thor of Legislation, Ex
plains Intent to Senate.
The government -?-ill hold the
railroads for an indefinite period
after the war. Flat declaration by
the author of the railroad control
bill, George W. Anderson, ot the
Interstate Commerce Commission,
that this is the Administration's
purpose, divided attention yester
day with a bitter fight over the
question of railroad compensation.
Commissioner Anderson made his
statement before the Houae Com
mittee on Interstate and ??t????
Commerce. At the other end of
the Capiipl. before the Senate In
terstate Commerce Committee.
George M. Shriver. vice president
of the Baltimore and Ohio rallroa
tilted with Senators Cummins, Un
derwood and others, over compen
President Wilson gave notice to
Congress yesterday afternoon through
Senator James Hamilton Lewis of
Illinois, Democratic "whip"' of the
Senate, that he looks for prompt ac
tion on the railroad legislation.
Following his conference with the
President Senator Lewis said:
'The President is anxious to have
hastened the railroad bill through
which we take possession of the rail
roads. The President is desirous that
the people shall know exactly what
obligations -are to be borne by them
and that the railroads should know
what their duties are to the gov
ernment and what duties the officials
of the government are to assume."
A flat lump rate of six per mil
on the earnings of all the roads,
to be pro-rated among the roads
accordingly aa they deserved, would
be the beat method of compensa
tion the government could adopt
This suggestion, which he said he
made, on his own authority and not
for the roads generally, was the
first opinion advanced contrary to
the government plan of a three year
Six Per Cent Ad vacateti.
Shriver then declared that in the
case of the Baltimore and Ohio, the
government would, under its own
plan, pay $25,694,000 annually, or at
the rate of ?.63 per cent on earning'.
This was obviously, he said, too small
a return. Six per cent, he thought,
was a fair average return.
"We are operating the roads for the
good of the country." Senator Cum
mins retorted. "Why should we pay
them more ' than we pay ordinary
people who help the government on Us
loans at only 4 per cent?"
Most roads normally earn more
than ? per cent, Shriver answered,
and he thought it only fair they
should be permitted to maintain their
usual earnings.
Two Southern Democrats on the
House committee, Montague of Vir
ginia, and Rayburn, of Texas, argued
with Commissioner Anderson that a
definite date should be set for the re
turn of the roada to their owners. An
*^*>T-arc**B aw rAfli ?ta.
Gentlemen of Congress:
You will be called upon today to vote upon one of the
most important measures in American history. We believe that
it looms up equally as large as the war measure which you voted
upon last April. The question is whether the women of the United
States are going to receive just treatment or not.
Without reserve, this paper believes in woman suffrage. We
believe that a large majority of you men in Congress are with us.
But, as in all vital matters, there is opposition, and it is to those
who regard woman suffrage with disfavor that we recall a lew
reasons why the loyal women of America should have a voice in
the government that rules them.
Consider their loyally. It has never been questioned, and is
being proven every day. In the home and in the trenches, there
is evidence that we could not fight without the women. The
soldiers realize this; witness their vote in the recent New ^ork
election, where the men in khaki voted two to one for suffrage.
Consider also the women whose husbands and sons have
gone to France. We all know of such women. Who represent?
them in the State of Nebraska, for instance, where the alien-born
men are one in every three? ^ho can protect them from 'he
alien vote> Who can protect their husbands and sons in France
from the war policies which might be thrust upon them by the
alien vote? Will you Representatives of the American people
see a great mass of aliens, whose loyalty is in doubt, vote to de
termine our policies? ^ou cannot afford to blind yourselves to
actual conditions. You must equip American women with ballots
as the best defense guns of the nation.
A number of you have said that becaiise of stieising war
conditions woman suffrage should be tabled until the conflict is
over. Will there be any less stress in the days of reconstruction
that will follow the war? Women will be sorely needed in the
solution of our internal problems then.
But the bid for woman suffrage is not wholly in the nature
of -an ippeil to your tense of justice. We could lut hundred*
of such appeals, but lace of ?pace prohibits. But there is strength
father than sentiment back of the movement which you are about
to decide. The Democrats, who are slightly in the majority in
your body, are the one? needed to pass the vote today. But
just as you are needed today so will the vote of women be needed
in 1920, and so surely as you defeat them now they will defeat
you then.
Woman suffrage ?s inevitable. Most of you have already
voiced your opinions that it will come eventually. Eventually,
why not now? When our country was fighting for the same prin
ciples back in 177b. we recorded that "taxation without repre
sentation is tyranny" and that "governments dente their just
power* from the consent of the governed." This spirit i? not
taxing, but, rather, is intensified by the crisis which we are living
In closing, let us recall to you our Pr?sidents counsel, given
to you last night : " . . . vote the amendment as an act of right
and justice to the women of the country and of the world."
Fractured Skull Results When Sled
Collides with Machine.
Washington's iir.st fate I ceajuing ac
eident occurred early .a-?? night when
John Delaney, 3 years old. of 10-4 t?-tia
?treet noitheast. was run down and
almost instantly killed by an auto
mobile, operated by William S. Carrol,
of HyattsviWe. Md . at Tenth and Mon
roe streets northeast.
According to witnesses the boy was
coasting down Tenth street nnd as he
reached Monroe street the automobile
suddenly appeared and struck him. In
trying to avoid the accident Carroll
?swerved his machine into a tiee and
badly damaged the car.
Persone carried the un?-onseioue boy
Into a nearby residence and summoned
Dr. Robert Fr.sehkorn. He pronounced
the boy dead as the result of a frac
ture at the base of the skull.
Carroll was arrested, but was later
? (leased at the order of Coroner Xev
ut An inquest will be held at the
morgue this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Petitioners Claim Order in Helpless
State of Collapse.
Boston. Jan. 9.?A?Tederai investiga
tion of the Royal Ai?aiium was ad
vocated today by Attorney ?oarUman
Hall, counsel for Maj. Arthur F. Cum
mings and James Ups'.on, petitioner?
for the appointment of receivers for
the order. The suggestion came din
ing the hearing of the petition befor?
Federal Judge Halo, who re_eT?cd de
Attorney Hall said that the increased
rates of the order are -?ecominp a
terrific burden on old member?.. One \
member, a blind man. is now paying
$30 a month, he said.
"The order is in a helpleas st?te of
colla;????," the attorney said. "It loat
SS.000 members last year and is losing
3,000 a month now."
Limited Rations Coming.
Syracuse, K. T., Jan. 0.?Enforc
ed rationing of food in the United
States is near at hand, according
to a declaration made today by
President ^a\%\\ Gould Schurman
of Cornell l^Hrsity, before the
State breed?__fl^onvrn?on in ?es
? ion here.
General's Auto Breaks Down in
Muddy Road.
Wuh the American Foi-.es tn
Frame. Jan. >.?Gen. Pershing vas
forced to do s ? unexpected ten-m ile
hike this morning, ? hen, at a con
siderable distati?* from headquarter?
his ftutomob'?o "got stuck" between
two hill.?. The machine ?as unable
to (limb up, move foi ward or turi
back because a sheet of ice covered
the load.?**. Thaw ?succeeded the heav.v
snows of the last few days. Rivets
and creeks are swollen and many
houses arc flooded.
The American commander-in-chief
set off at a brisk pace through tbe
slush and ice, arriving at headquar
ters in pood form, although the two
officers who accompanied him were
panting from the exertion of keeping
up with the generare long stride.
All the roads aie in the worst pos
sible condition. On one hill alone Tour
motor ti ucka, two ? on oepondents
?.ars. a colonel's machine, and an
aviation automobile ate lined up?all
of them stalled.
The whuloi wsrd?*i^ of the base hos
pital?patients, doctors, nurses ami
all?have been quarantined for thirty
days, following 'he development of ?
case of scarlet fever in a patient who
came io the hospital Aiffrnng from
Armed semr.ea hav? been placed
over all entran-*--? and exits ?ind the
strictest prec. | non s aie rigidly oji
f Qf ved.
Son of Daniels Named
Annapolis Midshipman
Worth Bagley Daniels, second son
of the Secretary of the Navy, was
named a midshipman at Annapolis by
Senator Overman, of North Carolina.
laat night, lie is the fourth contnuu
tlon to the na\y from the immediate
family of Mr. Daniel?. His older
brother enlisted as a private in th*
Marine Corpa early in the war Mra.
Daniel? spoke of her second son with
a thrill of pride last night.
"He is named for my brothai." ?he
Her brother, Knsign Worth Bagley.
waa the only Ameri-can naval officer
killed in the .**-panl?h war. Her other
brother. Commander David Bagley. I?
now on his way home after the tor
pedoing of the t'ruled States destro} *i
?Jacob Jone?, wbi-flf be commanded.
President Urges Passage of
Amendment as Act of
Friends of Measure Predict
Its Success by Large
President Wilson came out last
night in favor of the Federa! na
tion-Hide woman suffrage amend
ment. A *otc on the bill will be
taken in the House at 5 o'clock
this afternoon. *
The President announced hi?
support of the amendment lo a del
egation o? Representatives, headed
by Representative Taylor, of Colo
rado. The delegation i$5ued the
following statement on leaving the
Vtliite House: 1
"The delegation tound that the
President had not felt at liberty lo
volunteer his advice to members of
Congres.? m this important matter,
that when we sought his advice he
very frankly and earnestly advised
hi to vote for the amendment as
an act of right and justice to the
women of the country and of the
world. *
ratusr ??ee-s? ? ?-r?a.p.
Th?- Houk .:? ? ? ie?s tar*?
I last t??!.? edopw-d a reeotetiea to
t *h- cuffi ?i?:* aaeen*
: the ul?- tomai ? o? li *??
ho??1!??- ihji n>tYi?H ' ? u-lhu alta
Iaeynd l? private .iltaae? %*?
t .*> ] ? . ? ?? ti -
? ?
?? nom' PI -?? ??? ? ? ut lit; It ??*
I House *
I nog.?e.tv? ??;?-"??? bel
\\ I .tf Ho _F*
' ? a meno ?
I .-" ?-!?!
In the a Is ani
that Tt,
f.il. w. ;,-,!!; . hanp-d
last ?Ughi - ?.? vetopnn
Tan - were .? :? ?
?dt nt 'i' .? ? w< ?
>.? ? % ?* lin ? Raker of
California, chairasen o? ih? H? .**
Vuffrace * On.?rutee J. ?"as?v:
?'sut: ?il snd Alb?, n vT. !".a:__K-> of
? Kentucky: Edward T. Ta>loi M
I orado: Alexander IT. Gres* and Mir?
\in Jooea, of Tesae. J Cliarte?
?ih'? um. of Maryland. Th;id*_? -
? 'arawa>. of ArkiaMi: Jtm^ K.
?Mau?, r.f l'tah; William \ \ -
; of ? ?? p .-a- ? ari Ha> d- ti. et A ? ISSN?
i and ' 'leroi lit HiunibHupii of
j \d are pemocrata ex<eptins Ms ra.
j ?ho i.< ? Pio?rfi.t litannial
The R?-publican** ?tf th? Moa?* ?*?re
in ?? u?- si a Iste boui la?n nut Ut.,
I but were espacia? io declara in fa*
I vor of MiiTraf-e
The LrYeeMeM toM th? d^iegatioa
that ni r".* aptaMoa the*? were re
j party obligations reatine ?? the l>m
?o: rat.- to oppose natio,:-??.i* silTrapf.
j iaaaanuch ps the et?f?Dci(i of tha
e/ar, w.,?. it bave made of Cha I
j fraae question a metier o* tltli ?
importance, did not exi-t wbe? the
platform ?as dr.?.*?
Preftidcai Reverse*. Maad.
Reversing hia ? I? that
woman avSrace waa ? matter for the
State?? t-? determine, the President
drew s diatiatrtioa l?etwee? prohib.
tion. to which th?^ CeM&Hutiea Makad
I no refer* tic?? and Um ? ? ? \ ? i:an
i rhl?r. canoe ? nine which ?'? -
? .On.-tituuon_I ;i itl.or.tv. haa the rijtlif
I to lefia l a te. Pari hi main. member?
j of the deWpution said. V assured
'them that th, ?Supreme ?""outt ba* re<
? 11> ink. ? the i?oa.tion thai
?Tea? has the right to Uc.Mate o?
, matters ot* Federal *ulTrage
| rersonallv. he ?as ?ejeted hj m< m
; ber? of thr delegation ar having said.
'. he feel? that the women of tho conn?
I ttT. hy thr : i?n*.eif>M? fi?-\?-tion to I??
. countr> > i. eda tn Hit petted of fit
? g-rncy had won till? to favci
A nil" ?sil! In* adopted tod?.? ! -
in- a day of .tabea? lik.- thai
?nit; prohit'ition Th" \ ote nil! be ??
twe? ? "? and C e'ete ... LT-eaaian ?t
pee, on* of the mi-v-f extensiv*
lof leaveo-io-prtal and ^xteiiMon-of-r??
? Mirti re ? ?? Ma the Houar ever l?*?
known <F ? no other eareattaa ?n tha
, m? m..i. of veteran legislatore **
so many nrveraala of opinion on an im?
po iiam .-uiMr.i been na
""unda* I? Opea *e-s*ie*.
BiUv Sunday ia >? h? duied to op??? ?
the Ho us- aeaaton w ith pr?> *-1 t. /
! moi row He liad told elea? friend?
,tnat he 1 atended to put tn a word
! or t?A?? at lea?*t foi th? amendirtent
The i-ssion is to open an houe
earlier than loua! The demand for
ticket? to the gallerie? hai? exceed
ed (vu tlios* for day* when the
President liaF hren scheduled t?
?peak. V?'"in? ? from every pa
I the country are <iemend?nR <>? their
i rrpresentativ?1?*? that they be m*? ' ?
a chance to st the last (liapt??r alp
? ? flicht in which many of them
hnv? been encased for s |iinr
rrntury. The member? ha\< or r
two tickets each.
Atlaatle Dane? II?- Railmad
Annotino?? that the following will
b?? th?* achedule of its train? fr.?m
VVa.*-ninKlon: Train s_. ?:*?,? p. to;
S3. !? p. m . Hf-cctiT? Jami-.r> I."*;
Train 87. 7:1, p H?, ??"* ip '
Information and pullman ? e ?-?rye
tioti?, HW Now York Avi*. S. W?
wasbington.?A?v. ?

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