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NO. 4096. ,
WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1918.
ARMY OF TWO MILLION
EQUIPPED IN YEAR, PLAN
OF U.S., SAYS SECRETARY
Newton D. Baker Also Tells Senate
Investigating Committee Soldiers in
France Have Been Well Supplied
with Arms and Ammunition.
Persistence by Secretary of War Baker in defending the acts of
ail officials concerned in preparing the American army for its task
ia France ted to sharp clashes today before the Senate Military Affairs
Committee. \ ?
Senator McKellar, of Tennessee, took particular exception to Mr.
Baker's defense of Charles Eisenman. chairman of the committee of
the Council of National Defense having to do with army uniforms,
who has been vnder fire of the committee.
DcltMU . <
Kr Baker Mid he could approve
everything done by Mr. Eisenman
that had oome to his attention.
Further on in his testimony the
S^cretiry declared the yjptrt'l
ness program la adequate to equip
an- army of I.WO.OOO men and put
them in the Beld within one year.
"Tou give the impression that
?very camp has enough rifle*, said
senator Weeks. "How can r?u con
form that with the statement that
there were no requlrementa for ar
I did not make that statement,
replied the Secretary.
"But you gave the committee
-What I said was that initial
rush needs." are filled."
"You should dettne your state
ment." said the Senator. "It now
gives the country the impression
that every need in the camps is
"It seems to me that France is
bu'md to supply Italy with ordnance."
commented Senator Chamberlain,
later in the examination.
?That is true," replied Mr. Baker.
?'But France has not intimated she
could not supply our needs. I want
the people to know that our sol
diers in France have plenty o? ar
tillery and artillery ammunition.''
"Probably." said Senator Chamber
? I would not say that. I have as
surance that it is trua," responded
"Many uniform manufacturers in
New York have b?en unable to get
t ooiracts," said Senator Wadswei th.
'*oecause of the requirements of the
Bourd at Labor Standards."
Ail who eooki meet the Totjuire
ifcnts have been given aontraets."
answered Secretary Baker.
.After more discussion regarding la
bor contracts, the .-Secretary said:
I understand that, now that the
s ippTy committee will disappear. Mr.
i : jf.c3.Tian will be taken into the Quar
termasters Department by Gen.
?1 want to go on record," said Sen
ator McKellar very hotly, "that as
one member of this committee. I Pro
te* emphatically against the employ
?At of Mr. Kisenman by the govern
"Yonr statement." replied Mr. Ba
ker. "will be weighed."
?The revelation* before this com
mittee are such that I do not think
h?' ought to be further employed," per
sisted Senator McKellar.
-Well. 1 have been in fairly close
observation of Mr. Kisenman's work,
and I may say that his zeal and desire
to serve- the government has been
"And you indorse him in every re
spect T* /
"I indorse everything I know he
When it came to a discussion of
artillery, the Secretary said:
"Gen. Crosier wfO alter his artil
lery program to conform to the de
fense theory of Gen. Pershing- where*
ever the productive capacity makes it
t Senator McKellar said he had talked
CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE.
SNOW BALE STRIKES
WEST; STOPS TRAINS
Suffering Reported in Chicago and
Chicago. Jan. 11.?Chicago, the Mid
dle West and Southern States, but
partly recovered frO'li the b! >zxard
nd snowstorm of last week, wfta to
day struck by the severest snow gale
in history. From the Guir States to
Canada along the MiaaisJip-ji Valley
a forty-mile gale is raging, accom
panied by extreme temperatures rang
ing from i to a degrees below aero
and causing unprecedented suffering.
Railroad traffic and wire communi
fuel shortage prevails everywhere
in the storm district, some towns be
ing without lights tonight The suf
fering was particularly severe In
towns in the South and Southwest.
New Orleans reported snow for the
first time since 1899. with a tempera
ture of 5 degrees above aero, the cold
est on record. The city was cut off
from the world tor twelve hours, all
wires being down. Nashville. Chatta
nooga and Jackson, Tenn., reported
temperatures accompanying the gale
of from aero to S above, with the mer
cury falling. In Memphis business
was suspended and department stores
Tulsa, in the heart of the oil and
gas field, was without fuel and the
suffering was reported to be Increas
ing hourly. The gas pressure was so
low the stoves could not be lighted.
Over Kentucky all traffic was
tied up and the river was blocked
with ice. making transportation of
A Missouri and Pacific passenger
train la stuck la an eight-foot cut
in the snow near Kansas City.
Many a omen were among the pas
In central Illinois farmers are
snowbound on their farms, ten
Inches of fall being recorded. I?cal
trains are eight hours behind
Chicago was tonight put on coal,
-auoos by tke fuel administration.
Upper House Doubtful on
Poll; Women Lay Plan
Advocates of woman suffrage in th?
Senate marked time yesterday.
The extreme closeness of the vote
by which the constitutional amend
ment bill Passed the House, caused the
leaders favoring It to pause for a
period Of stock-taking as to prospects.
There is an apparent reluctance to
proceed until there is every assurance
that the measure will not be defeated.
Poll af Seaate.
! A poll of the Senate yesterAay
I Doubtful 2 4
[ Against .. .. ..10 ? s
i n K,T,ends ot Senator-elect Charles
, B. Henderson, of Nevada, say he
I will vote aye, and this would bring
the number of affirmative Demo
c/aU to thirty-one.
While the above poll Is based
largely on snrmtsea. the TaTTWio*
Senators can be almost definitely
counted upon to vote as follows
Ajre ?Ashurat. Brady. Calder,
Chamberlain. Cummins, Curtia, Fer
nald. Gronna. Hale. Hollis. E. S
Johnson. Hiram Johnson. Jones, of
New Mexico: Jone*. of Washington:
Kenyon, La Pollette, Lewis Me
Cumber. McNary. Myers. Nelson.
New. Norris. Owen. Phelan. Poin
dexter. Ransdell. Shafroth. Shep
j pard. Sherman. Smith, of Arizona
^nith. of Michigan; Smoot, Sterling
.Thomas. Thompson. Walsh and
I W ajrren.?Thirty-eight
I . N*>"?Bankhead. Brandegee. Cul
[ Person. Dillingham. Hardwick.
Hitchcock. James. Lodge. Martin
.Overman. Page. Penrose. Pittman.'
| 1 omerene, Heed, Saulsbury, Shields^
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Italians Report Success in
Attack on Enemy
Special Cable ?? The Waahlngtoo
Herald and Sew York Tribune.
London, Jan. 11.?Before the concen
trated artillery Are of the Italian bat
teries on the northern front the Aua
I tro-Germans have been compelled to
evacuate some of the trench elements
west of Cavazucehurina, bet weerf the
Plave and Brenta Rivers, it was an
nounced by the Rome war office to
day. As the enemy forces retreated
from their positions they were caught
under a destructive lire from rifles
and machine guns and sustained
he?Xy 'o**"1* the statement adds.
Aside from this action, fighting dur
ing yesterday was confined chiefly to
?werial operations, in which the Anglo
italian fliers scored important suc
I lift ,A ?,quad,on of British planes
attacked a group of seven hostile ma
,he dav '"d brought
four of them crashing to earth witli
* any lo,,ses themselves.
SL ,0 ?mcial communique
l"1"* I" adition to this, the
Italian statement reports the downing
Brn,;rVr.h" maCh'n"- b> *
Raids font laved.
(hfitlain.J V00"" continued today
r?-rrnra f th* enemy'" lin" for
purposes of reconnaisance. In the
the Vol" mt CoUrte Ch????e?, and in
toasTnto th Blmercy- ">cur,
the k ?nt "n* trenches of
b?otv inta th 7*!" pri5ll?"? ?"d
t??>p, the hands of the French
Brm?h0/rnyn.*Ctl0n "'por,<'d ?n the
British /ront was raid by the <l*?r
tha"British1 e^nArm'nt"rea' whlch
H.iV y "I"11'""', accord
o( th. hl, communique. The duel
of the big gun. attained especial
? "J Ca^fdi" y,mr Rld8e
?' * ?*dlan' memorable vlc
Wti, "oulht*,,t Monchy .nd
north of Ypres. where patrol en
Z",r,nU been f^ent ??
the laat week. On Wednesday. Par
is reports, two German airplanes
were brought down by French fliers
'n aerial combats.
Soldier Accidentally Kifled.
h^"Vrr'^ J" J"n 11 -Henry Huck
^. prt^au tn the Coast Artillery
Si T" *ccidCT"T,l> killed today
b"racka at U>. Picationy
TALKED AT THE TABERNACLE
. " ?
**?io4 Man your measure?and
mi nr. He known fvprj-thlnjc"
bf a tour-milk t hrUtlan. thin?American jirh are la an
Sntir! *mlle!! Smile!!!** ranch danger as wan Kdith Cavell."
FAMILY FOOD N
| "THIRTY DAYS"
Time Limit Placed on the
Amount to Be Stored
[ Holding of more than thirty days'
| supply of food, whether by house
wives. wholesalers, manufacturers, or
retailers, will be construed as & vio
lation of the law and followed up by
speedy prosecution. ft. Food Admin
istration announced last night.
The Ajneriean aray 'I* - KQt to be
fad: the Ameriaan people have got to
fce fed There need be no fear, says
the Food Administrator, "that our|
own supplies will not be protected,
and if. as a result of misapprehen
sion, any one should attempt to pur- I
chase foodstuffs for hoarding. It will
be robbing the allies of Just that
amount and is a violation of the food
law. We have ruled that the holding
of more than thirty days' supplies by
dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers
and retailers constitutes hoarding and
? the purchase of more than usuai
| amounts by consumers will likewise
be so construed."
Would Tighten Kood Control.
"Legislation Is being considered."
said the administrator, "by Mr. Le
ver and Senator Pomerene for pre
sentation to Congress for some fur
ther extension of the Presidents
I powers to enforce conservation in
j manufacturing trades and In public
I eating places. Although the major
ity have co-operated willingly and
effectively, there is a minority which
patriotic appeals do not seem to
reach. With such regulation there
will be no shortages; and equal jus
tice to all.
"The allies need from 75,000,000 to
90,000.000 busl\els more American
wheat. The American people have
saved a considerable amount esti
mated at from 25.000.i00 to 50,000 000
bushels, during the Ust five months
and we sre exporting this saving.
"We Cannot and will not,export
more than our savings, for our own
people must also be fed. The allies
have reduced the bread ration to
their people sharply the last few days
"Kvery grain of wheat and every
ounce of flour and bread saved now
is exactly the amount supplied to
some, man, woman and child among
,K?ePfwted.rcque,,ts have come
the allies for this country to double
the shipments of meat and pork.
FORMER MAYOR JOINS
John Purroy Mitchel Becomes
Major in Reserve Corps.
John Purroy Mitchel. formerly
mayor of New York City, has been
commissioned major in the aviation
section of the Signal Officers Re
Mr. Mitchel has beeiv seeking ap
pointment for some time. He serv
ed at Plattsburg and soon after
the great air program for this
country was announced, > it was re
ported that he was to be named to
Bead of a separate ^aeronautic com
mission or board.
MaJ. Mitchel may be urrad for
the one vacancy left in tK Air
craft Board, although this is said
to be doubtful.
Germans to Get Million
Copies of Peace Note
th!l>n.a0?1MaD "T" '* ??">?"tood
that a million copies of President
Wilson a address are to be dropped
>n Germany from airplanes.
?The Daily Chronicle thinks the
idea^exeellent. It believes if every
Otrman could read it. It might lead
nV?nal strike against the
e.ni ?! ,ame time- ?"? Paper re
calls Germany s recent announce
ment that pilots caught dropping
propaganda would be shot aa spies
Accordingly, the paper appeals to
inventors to produce a machine
1UeU WIU dlo? t"-?Pa
Roast Agitators in
Lauding College Men
By ARTHUR JOYCE. ?
Despite the bad weather last night?in the face of a heavy rain,
snow and sleet?more than 10,000 persons crowded the Sunday
| Tabernacle and listened to Billy Sunday preach a bang-up sermon on
? how to succeed in life.
The evangelist was surprised at the size of the crowd that turned
I out to hear him, and seemed to inject more than the usual amount
of "peP" in'0 hi* talk, since it was one of the most strenuous, hot-off
the-griddle sermons he has preached during his campaign here.
Whnlea L VV. w. wsfl up at the a nny barrack* slee(f
J? was "irtadrat*' nicht" at the
on-* cot ~
wooden litoUding mid about'#) per cent
of his audience \ aa made up of stu
dents Of the high schools, colleges and
private schools in Washington. Some
of the student*; cajne with their yells
rnd the pine boards literally shok
under the strains of the frequent "rah,
rah, rahs" and the "sis boom ahs."
There was more in BHly's sermon
than advice to the boy and girl stu
| dents on how to "get by" in this world.
He drifted into the war situation and
' slammed all over the wooden plat
; form the "dastardly I. W. W. agita
i tors." who have been going from one
! end of the United States to the other
with their dirty propaganda," trying
The evangelist emphasised that the
war has almost depleted the students
of Harvard, Penn, Yale. Dartmouth,
Cornell, Princeton and the big Amer
"When the President called for vol
unteers," said Billy, "these boys,
many of them sons of rich men,
closed their books, threw off their
college clothes and jumped into uni
forms of your Uncle Samuel."
"Everybody's sacrificing in this war.
You can see It every day right here
in Washington. We're all together
put it over in great shape, and. be
lieve me, we're going to do it in
quick order. That dirty gang on the
to spread the belief That "America is I other side has spit in our faces long
a rich man's country."
"They lie!" shouted the evangelist.
"They're a batch of calamity howlers,
and if I had my way I'd string them
all to lampposts. It isn't a rich man's
country, or the country of any par
ticular class of men. It's everybody's
country. No worse lie ever crawled
out of the pit of perdition."
Billy slammed his fist on the wooden
pulpit, and the blow could be heard
in all parts of the building.
"Nobody has helped Uncle Sam put
this war over more than the rich
men." shouted the evangelist. "I've
seen wealthy men drive up to the
recruiting stations in automobiles to
enlist, and I know of men who are
accustomed to drawing down 1500,000
year who have thrown up their
enough. We're mighty slow to move
over here. We're not looking for
trouble. But when we start, good
The 400 soldiers In the audience
cheered and the rest of the crowd
took up the applause and spread It
into every corner of the building.
Billy's remarks on the war and sacri
fice were influenced by his appeal for
funds from the crowd to help pay the
Sixteen soldiers slept in the tabei
nacie last night. Billy declared that
the "boys" would be accommodated
whenever they came to the building.
There are twenty-five cots and as
many army blankets in the building,
_ . . _ and the evangelist declared that "the
high-salaried jobs and have put on j War Department has Informed me
the uniform of Uncle Sam as pri- I they will send down a carload of cots
vates in the United States army, and j for the soldiers, if necessary."
who are sleeping on cots In bar- "So. go to it. boys." said |Jilly.
racks alongside those less fortunate ; "Anything in this building that you
in life." ^ j want is yours and it won't cost you a
Mlllioualres In Army.
Billy advised his flearers not to lis
Billy told of Jack Cudahy. son of; trn to the appeals of "any lobster
i the millionaire packer, whose home , who comes around to your back gate
trying to panhandle you for a hand
he visited in Pasadena, Cal.
"Where's Jack?" Billy said he asked j
Mrs. Cudahy. And sbe told him "he '
CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE.
PSEUDO U. S. AVIATOR
LANDS IN LOCKUP
Irving E. McGinnity Is Member of
Chicago. Jan. 11.?Irving Eugene Mc
Ginnity, #011 of a wealthy Providence
family, .\nd until recently a student at
the University of Pennsylvania, was
arrested here today on the charge ot
having passed as an army aviator, and
Federal agents are collecting checks
he drew in many cities.
McGinnity Says he really did try to
be a lieutenant, and says he quit col
lego December 21 to join his chum,
Howard Berry, Pennsylvania's athlete,
at the Third Officers' Reserve training
camp at Camp Dlx, N. J? But he
failed to pass, according to his story,
and did not have the nerve to admit It.
The woman in the case is Dolly Best,
of the "Follies." She and McGinnity <
met in Boston. When the show came
here, she said. McGinnity appeared one
night at the stage door, dressei in a
800 COAL MINERS STRIKE.
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 11.?Eight hun
dred miners of the National Colliery,
of the Lackawana Coal Company,
struck today because twenty-she of
their number were laid off as the le
sult of' the closing of a vein te the
Diet to Escape Income Tax. ~
New York, Jan. 11.?Worrying* over
a possible depletion of his Income by.
the income tax, John Griffiths, a
wealthy retired liquor dealer, eadtU
hit We Witt M totof. ~
SHEDS TEARS OVER
MN SHE IS SUING
Manda Tweed Moved When Law
yer Attacks Former Swain.
Phihi.. Jan. 11.?Not the least extra
ordinary thing about the extraordinary
"talcum kiss* breach of promise suit
which has spun its saccharine strands
in Judge Staake's court two tempestu
ous days, is the fact that yesterday
Mauda Tweed actually shed tears for
the man she has thrust in^ most un
The case continues this morning.
Miss Tweed wants $2f?,000 from Clar
ence Slyvester as damages; she wanted
to hurt him. if possible, as much as he
hurt her. and yet when she saw him
on the rack her fury faltered for the
"Isn't It dreadful, the things hfe has
to sit there and hear the lawyers
even his own lawyer?say of him?" she
said, with sudden tears in her blue
eyes; "I pity' him?I honestly do. He's
got everything to lose in this. I have
nothing to lose "
Miss Tweed added that she had not
known of Sylvester's second marriage
till yesterday, and that she was
through with men. "If 1 ever mary,"
she said, "It will be to satisfy my
mother with the thought that some
body's taking care of me after her
Fire Cause* $750,000 Low.
"Winnipeg, Man.. Jan. 11.?A $730,000
fill' fHsy while the thermometer reg
istered 20 degrees below zero. destroy
ed the Enderton ?tgre and build
ICY, GOLD RAIN
Street Car Traffic Demor
alized by Unexpected I
lAnkle-deep In icy slush, Washing
ton last night waded through the
ooziest and mcst disagreeable night
of the winter. With the streets run
ning rivers, crossings flooded with
the coldest of water, pavements al
ternately icy and steaming, foot and
vehicle traffic was virtually demor
Stirling in Uwiinr tfc* early even
ing hours with A fine but moist snow,
and a deal of wind, with the tem
perature well below the freezing
point, the city weather, far from |
being the choice assortment of north- :
ern breezes and wailing winds prom
ised by the Weather Man. changed
to a heavy cold rain that turned the
early snowfall to a gray ooze that j
even penetrated supposedly water
Hnudreds of Billy Sunday fans, who
had gone to hear the great evan
gelist's evening sermon, were forced
to stand in the driving rain, when
a storm-created traffic snarl held up
street car service for the better part!
of a half-hour.
Squally bad wa#= the congestion at
Dupont Circle, whese scores of people
just returning from the National Geo- i
graphic Society lecture, had to wait I
many minutes for Mt- J'leasant cars.
Bystanders counted a dozen George
towwrars to one of the Mt. Pleasant
Slow \\ n* l'roml*ed.
With the announcement earlier in
the day that a big snowstorm was
headed District ward. "Washingtonians
unecrthed the enow-shovel and ice
pfck, ready to "dig themselves out"
in the morning By midnight every
one had to admit that there was
something radically wrong with either
the Weather Bureau or the weather it
Although Billy Sunday as yet may
not have made any calls ffcr 'trail
hitters" at the big Tabemscle, there
were a bunch of Washington people
that hit "sawdust trails* yesterday.
For long before midnight restaurant
keepers were "dusting" walks with
everything from s^prdust to shavings,
and from ashes to just ordinary dirt,
in an endeavor to keep late theater
crowds from skidding right past their
doors to the rival cafe next door. '
And dn top of all this uneartly brand
of weather . came this disheartening
report from the forecaster: "Con
tinued cold rains or snow all today.
Much colder tonight with a cold wave i
due some time around midnight." And ]
summer twenty weeks away!
Mrs. W. M. Dick III. Patient" ?t
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 11.?Mrs.
Wm. M. Dick, formerly Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, is a patient at the
Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her con-1
dltion is said not to be serious and
she may not have to . undergo an
operation. She is being attended I
by Dr. Lewellyn'F. Barker.
Mrs. Dick arrived in Baltimore
last night with her husband, Dr. H.
M. Biggs, of New York, and a train- |
ed nurse. She entered the hospital
When Mrs. Astor, whose first hus- |
bad lest his life in the Titanic
disaster, married Mr. Dick, she sac
rificed a trust fund of $5,000,000 and
the big Astor mansion on Fifth
avenue. Mrs. Dick, before her mar
riage to Colonel A?*or. was Miss
Madeline Talmadge Force, of
Called to Colors While
Listening to Sec. Baker
That old God of War. Mar*, stalked
right into the Senate Military Com
mittee today. While Secretary Baker
was testifying. Thomas Martin Daniel,
the clerk of the committee, sat listen
A" messeriker walked In and handed
Mr. Daniel a large. dlTicial-looking en
"Huh. It"* come:" he Mid t
It waa hi* draft notice, X
RUSSIAN PEACE PARLEY
CHECKED WITH GERMANS
INSISTENT ON DEMANDS
I I ^
Collapse of Negotiations Believed Near
as Teuton Delegates Repudiate Pre
vious Proceedings and Indicate Ulti
matum?"Fight or Accept Terms."
ftpertai Cable to Tk? Wuklafioi Herald u4 Sew Y?rk THI?hm.
London. Jan. 11.?The negotiations at Brest-Litovsk continue, but
they are not progressing. Dramatic incident* marked the resumption
yesterday of the interrupted peace conference, the chief of these being
the sudden assumption of a decidedly autocratic attitude on the part of
the enemy delegates toward Trotzky's delegation.
It would seem that the pan-Germans have won a victory within
Germany and sent their delegates back to Brest-Litovsk with orders to
cancel all-previous concessions.
Representative London Says
Teuton Socialists Admit
Suffering and Discontent.
^'?.rd , reaching American So
cialists from German Sooial-t>emo
crata. Is that 40.000.000 people are
C.in.G"n,,ny- ,h" 5
,r* h ,?,e ?? "looming. and that
| chancellor after chancellor hu been
(ifcicontent. re,irtm'nt "y growing
Representative tonOon. of New
Tork. only Socialist In Congress,
[put this information before the
i i ?U8e ,, , "?*Pre?e?itatives yester
day. He lauded President Wilson's
peace aim.-, and proposed him as
head of an international peace
one Vho "?l those terms
1 YAfrlca or
he ?aid. "might h?v.
thought them a part of the So
a'toOerTS''""*' "nd ,h* ***??"????
a i^d^r in our party."
Millions Mar* Inn.
"The bugaboo about Otrmn ef
| nciencv is exaggerated. rt eon
IeJ?n ? ,ak,nB everything from the
I fi .i! ,p''pu'a"on and giving It
to the soldier. Once in a while, we
. Socialists receive, news from our
'thatra?he in German>- *"? learn
j starving "?000'w0 *"<>*>
I ?'The reports of the varlr.ua com
mittees investigating the conditions
in the occupied Polish provinces
a? unbeI'evabIe?almost all the
children under & years of age have
disappeared! w ,,e
"Some of them coltae Into hos
pitals *ith their stomvhs swollen
b> starvation old pejpio die out
quickly, due to lack of food. TUh
consumption la increasing.
00STIM7ED OK PACK THREE.
| Huns Can t See Any Peace
in President's Latest
[^Amaterdam. j?n. ll.-Commenting on
to ' "on 8 *ar aims address
j a?L "Kr"J"e"d"5 ? ,h' ^orddcutsche
"?L !ne Xxitun*- of Berlin, says:
1 Thp fourteen points do not form a
??rhm f?r world "*??*
symphony of will to no peace Begin
ning with his joyful fanfare of free
whTchih. r?S 8nd ?,,wr on
which the whole world is agreed, even
I ^ ?f op'nion exists regarding
the method of realization, Mr. Wilson s
intervention is not wanted. Having
the opportunity of serving peace he
ten.iot'^' eXPreBMd " ??'?*' ??
-Appealing to the self-determination
the tate? !T i^sumes to interfere In
?v,n.*:r' *7a.'r? of Austr'?-Hun
pary and proclaims the nolirv
doing violence to nations with d Is re
fact* * h,,,ortc?l and racial
"With equal nonchalance, he finds
reason for the partition of Turk"?
a," COUW onl>' ** voiced by ?
| man whose policy alms at plaving'off
one .gainst ,nother. of
parts of peoples who belong together
land are conscious of their homogene
-Sr H00.'0*^ Volkszeitung savas
sS-Sf* Wilson's program sub
Mutually squares with Uoyd George's.
I J." f ""acceptable for us as la the
" J* mor*" brutal still thsn
that of IJoyd George. He demands
the severance from the C,erman em
? ,of.. Alsaee-Lorraine, which is
nine-tenth, inhabited by Germans.
He undisguisedl# demands the sever
ance from the empire of parts of
Prussia inhaitated by the Poles."
Senator Brady's Illness
May Embarrass Suffrage
Report, from the bedside of Sena
of Idaho *re to the effect
that his serious condition is unchang
On Thursday evening the Senator
was stricken with an acite attack of
heart disease. Hi. physician enter
tains Jiopes for his recovery.
- =SU are watching the condi
tion of Senator Brady ol Idaho anx
iously. The Senator Is one of the CJ
Senators . who are pledged definite!*
to vole for the woman aoCrace amend.
Von Kuehlmann himself declar
1*4 the report of the previous pro
ceeding. be a work of
tion and that all the preliminary
Peace conditiona laid down by the
j central powers on December ' !)
j were null and void.
The change of venue of the ne
gotiations. demanded by the ltus
?lens. 1. flat ly refused on the
:suarss'cont,n-,? i: --
This is m. new note sounded by the
Germans at Brest-Lltovsk. Tw?
weeks ago they seemed on the ev?
of m.k.nr reasonable c<?c^
?10ns. However fictitious the re
over" th int""n*1 ttTU' '? Germanv
over lhe question ?f concessions to
Russlamay have been, there is
now aboutf their atUMe
Whether there has been a real
change of policy through the prea
MNier Ludendorff. or whether the
earlier concession,. were made
in*"to ?k Impossible to tell. ow
ing to the unreliable nature of ru
mors from Germany.
,J?ut /rom reports received here
, y Bre?t-Litovak. h seem?
certain niat the central powers
have deliberately thrown down the
gauntlet to the Russians. "Accent
^rmaor C.ht again- J
^ The lnk h?" ?T ,'
dried on extra editions containing
fc . ^ ,T " B'rl,n """ounce*
eLLJ?I,"llI 0'nc'?, "O""" that
Chancellor Count Von Hertlimr
l^e" '? ''r",drnt
R^h.sr ?on Monda,r ,h'
iw^y th* <1*,e on which th.
! Sh^ JlIr ,?n hrmirU? ?? flnallv
scheduled to expire unless It wa
yelE^"* ? * ?? ?'?
Today that clause In the armls
?w"t which perta,n.
troop movements, expired
-fAa*^rj'."' -''P*teh to tell.
troon. V *rmr ord*r ?o the
troops )n ,he East to cease frs
c'^id "S. KIe*"'r<i"v th* Germans
and Du,ch bo","?
M7? mo?ed back East?
_f. of these questions
Powe'rs T.k-T'"n,*n ?f th" central
-Uing ?? 1",rthy -dement,
mh T^#t the ,'rn"1 of the Christ*
mas offer no longer stand bc-k,,.?
gotllltl f*"f<l to Jo'? ?*<? ?"
do T .V T W<>r* ??*!?<?? !?
? ten-day ultimsti.i,.
re,"?iT^ ! parleys can hereafter
OB|y around the question of
CONTINUED ON IMGE THREE. ?
VOTES FOR WOMEN
WINS IN ENGLAND
House of Lords Supports Suffrage
by Big Majority.
London, Jan. 11?The house ?f
lords yesterday rejected Lord Lore,
burn's amendment to the repre
sentation of the people bill, br
| which It was sought to exclude
women from the suffrage.
The vote against the amendment
w?e IK to ??.
The morning newspapers welcome
heartily the decision, which gives
the vote to about t.OCO.OOO women
and ends the long wrangle which
has troubled the country for yea r?
km,". tn" th* thlr<l readins of the
bill is yet to be taken. A motion
to submit the question to a refer
endum Is to be disposed of, but it
is not believed this has any pro.
pects of success.
Leaders of the suffrage cause,
many of whom were in the lobby
during th. debate, did not conceal
Miss Christabel Pankhurst said
The vote will be used for the
national good. Brat, for promoting
social reform: second, for .timu
lating- national defense, and. third,
for disciplinjr democracy.**
Miss Pankhurst added that tha
women of Great Britain now ha4
only one idea, namely, to ass
victory for the alllea.
Snowstorm Hits Gothaa
New York. Jan. 11-A snowstorm,
accompanied by northwest winds,
which threatened to aerioualy inter
fwe with the efforts to relieve tha
fuel shorts*; began at ? o'clock t?
the streets were aoon cov
ered. There was every Indlcatian thai
the storm would last for some hears.
The Weather Bureau predicted clear
And colder weather far tomonvp.