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The maritime nations of the world are in complete accord with the opposition here to
the pending (ship subsidy) measure. Indeed, the American development will have to over come every obstacle which may be put in our path, except as international comity ?From President Harding's Message, LODGE'S GRANDDA UGHTER SEEKS HER FREEDOM; HARDING'S MESSAGE WINS SUPPORT FOR SHIP BILL Vol 1 No 3 EDITORIAL AND ) \f ATW KM VUI. 1, no. %>? PHONES faAW SSOO The Serial "The Vengeance of Henry Jsrromsn" will be te ranted tomorrow morning. Little Dead Giraffe. Poor Legless, Armless Baby Senaotr Capper's" Musts." A Vanderbilt's Handicap. -By ARTHUR BRISBANE?| (Caprrlfht. UHI. A BABT giraffe wis born in New York's big coo and died. William J. Bryan should apostrophize the long-legged lit tle corpse thns: "Never believe anything about evolution, O dead baby giraffe! It is not that the long front legs, long neck came gradually, as your ances tors reached higher and longer leavaa from trees. Your father 'must stretch his long front legs to reach the ground with his mouth, and that hurts. But avolution had nothing to do with it. As you are, so you were created, ready made. Di vine Wisdom said: 'I have Made everything else; I will now make a giraffe, with very long front legs, very short kind legs and a very long neck, and thus prove My power.'" The whole of evolution is in that baby giraffe. JAMES LEBRASCA and his wife, nineteen, have a new born baby, pitifully deformed, without legs, or arms. The father, indignant at the sug gestion that his child should be deprived of life, says: "Let Providence decide what shall become of the baby It created." ? "Thou shalt not kill," is the Commandment. Life as it comes must stay. Those suffering extreme agony ask in vain for death. The most, hideously deformed, including those idiotic at birth, must go all the way through. But i^it just to drag "Provi dence" into our miserable prob lem? What would be your idea of a Providence, possessing omnipotence and omniscience, that would create a child with out arms or legs? It can't be to punish a child, just made, that has done nothing wrong. It cer tainly could not be to punish the parents, for the vilest fiend ever invented by man's unhealthy imagination could hartfly be capable of that crime against in nocence. I OENATOR ARTHUR CAP ^ PER, who writes editorials for his own Topeka newspaper, describes the recent election thus: "The Republican party lost the Labor vote and was only saved from political disaster by the farmer vote." Capper, who speaks for farm ers with authority, tells Repub licans what they must do to ?void losing the farmers in ad dition to losing labor. T^AKE bigger farm loans and ^ reduce freight charges. Change the Cummins-Esch transportation act. Improve marketing and give ^ Henry Ford a chance to sho^ what he can do with the Muscle 'Shoals power plant to reduce the cost of fertilirer. Taxes must be lighter. Gov ernment less expensive. And to this every American will say "Amen." Senator Cap-" per says a Constitutional amend ment must put an end to tax exempt securitiea and tax fairly Undistributed surpluses in big Corporations and stock dividends. Not a bad program. The Ad ministration would be wise to give it attention. WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT, ? son of Alfred Vanderbilt, drowned on the Lusitania, and great-grandson of William H. Vanderbilt, who was a son of the original Vanderbilt, will be twenty-one years old on Friday, and get the fortune left by his father. . What is the difference between getting a fortune at the age of twenty-one, after waiting for it surrounded by flattering and scheming friends, and getting such a fortune at the age of ten? Not much for the average man. TTOW much of a handicap is ?" placed on a son when his father puts ten, twenty or a hun dred million dollars in the bank for him? It's like putting 250 pounds on a young race horse. Some horses can run with that handicap, but the best can't win ? race with it. I^HE F^OND FATHER going into the grave says to his ? *on. "Thank me, my child. (Continued oa rag* I, Column I.) HONOR Of U.S. IN BILK IN' SUBSIDY FIGHT. SirS PRESIDENT Defeat Means Confession of National Impotency irtPeace Time, He Declares in Speech PLEADS FOR HARMONY I'oreign Interests Aligned with Foes at Home to Kill the Measure. Executive Warns By WINDER R. HARRIS. ' l'nlvrn*al Staff. President Harding, address ing a joint session of the Sen ate and House yesterday open ed his fight for the ship subsidy bill and an adequate merchant marine with a broadside of logic, facts and figures. "America First" was his theme. Pleading, without any word to affront those with prejudices against subsidies, that the inter est of all the people will be served by the proposed law, he effectively placed the opposition on the defensive. Senate and House leaders, re ceiving the message with the most earnest attention accorded a presi dential utterance in time of peace, joined in enthusiastically declaring his arguments unanswerable. Even opponents of the bill admitted that the executive presented a con vincing case. EMPHASIZES CRISIS. Mr. Harding spoke amid a scene of impressive solemnity thoroughly in keeping with the grave crisis which his every word emphasized This crisis, as he outlined it. brings the American people to a decision as to whether they are to unfurl the flag on a great American merchant marine commensurate with the commercial importance, to reap the harvests of peace and meet the necessities of war. or accept the "supreme humiliation" of national impotence in peace and failure to improve the national de fense for war. Occupying reserved seats on> the floor of the House chaynber with the Senators and Congressmen who must make the decision, were mem bers of the Cabinet and leaders of the diplomatic corps. In the diplo matic gallery other representatives of foreign governments witnessed the beginning of the fight for Amer ica's commercial independence. BII.I, REPORTED IN HOl'SE. Prior to the President's address, the House merchant marine com mittee formally reported the subsidy bill with the changes agreed upon by the majority member* Monday. Later. Republican Leader Mondell (Continued on Page 4, Column 7.) 'pHE full text of President Harding's message to Con gress on the ship subsidy legislation win be found on page fotfr. Holds Subsidy Only Hope for Pacific Shipping By Intcrmtloiwl Nfwn ftorrtoc. TOKIO. Nov. II. l/KRMrr ROOSEVELT, hm investigating shipping obtv ditions in the Pacific today, de clared: "If raitnw does not pass the ship subsidy bill or restric tions on American (.hipping are not removed the American flag will be off tike Pacific ocmui within twelve months." MRS. GRAFTON W. MI NOT, who yesterday filed snit for a decree, asking custody of "Billie" and "Nan nie," whose statuettes are reproduced at the right. International N e\x h Service. DUBLIN, Nov. 21.?The regula tions of the English army were in voked today to save the life of Erskine Childers, perhaps the most bitter foe of England in all Ireland, not excluding Eamonn De Valera. When argument's were opened in the habeas, corpus prefleedings at ! tacking the legality of the Free i State court martial that tried Chil-; ders last week, counsel for Childers demanded that the prisoner be re-1 | tried under the British army regu lations governing such matters. It was contended that Childers was a prisoner of war and should be treated as such. It was not positive until today that Childers was still living. New Caliph Installed With Ancient Pomp CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 21.?! Amidst great pomp and ceremony the Inauguration of Crown Prince Abdul Wedjld Effendi as Caliph I took place today in the historic palace. I The ceremonials will last several , days. f m I RECOVERS MACHINE THROUGH RADIO TIP In secluded woodlands thirty miles from the Capital, Detective Sergt. Henry M. Jett, of the au tomobile squad, several days ago got valuable information on opera tions of auto jacks and thefts o? motor cars in this . city. Jett, with William Wheeler, 215 Ninth street northeast, was on a gunning trip near Indiantifead. He set up a radio outfit and waa in daily and nightly touch through air waves with movements of other members of the auto squad at work in Washington. One report of a stolen car re ceived by Jett bv radio enabled him to recover one machine stolen in Washington. Jett and his friend. Wheeler, last night set up the radio in the assembly room at police headquarters and enter tained a number of detectives on duty with music, talks and lec tures from Pittsburgh, Atlanta and other cities. SPAIN BANS BOLSHEVIKS. .MADRID. Nov. 21.?'The S punish Labor Congress today decided to excluded all bolsheviks from their organization, J...... . Drops at Gates of Dublin Prison Where Sister Is Imprisoned. By DANIEL O'CONNELL. International New* 8ervlc*. DUBLIN, !%>v. 21.?Annie Mac Swiney, who collapsed on the fifth day of her hunger strike at the gates of Mount Joy prison in pro test against the continued deten tion of her sister, Mary, was in se rious condition tonight, but still full of fight. ? Mary MacSwiney. who had just completed the seventeenth (lay of her hunger strike inside the prison, evidently knew nothing of her sis ter's painful adventure. Mary M,ac8win?y was said to be in a very weakened state, although the prison officials said her condi tion was "unchanged." Annie MacSwiney was sitting in a chair, ta'.king feebly with a littl group of friends and sympathizers when she collapsed forward. 1 By Jas. F. Oyster, D. C. Commissioner VLTHEN I got my copy " of The Washington Herald Monday morning I was very much pleased indeed to note the won derful change in its ap pearance. It is most sur prising to- see suoh a change accomplished in such a short time. I can see that we will now receive all of the newi and I think it i> a wonderful idea. j ream m imBKH Wei I-Known in Washington Society Where She Lived Last Season. WOULD KEEP CHILDREN Wedding Seven Years Ago Was One of Country's Bril liant Affair. Mrs. Constance Gardner Minot, granddaughters oi United Statesj Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, and J daughter of the late Representa tive Augustus Peabody Gardner, yesterday filed suit for absolute di vorce in Boston, according to word which reached Washington society last night. Legal action by the popular hostess had been antici pated for some time. Her husband. Grafton W. Minot. also equally prominent in society of the nation's capital, la now a legal resident of New York City, while Mrs. Minot recently leased the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw Oliver, 17S7 Q street northwest, having oc cupied the residence of Mrs. Lee Phillips. 1707 H street northwest, laat season. CHARGES DESERTION'. In her suit for divorce she accuses her husband, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Grafton Minot, of Boston, former attache of the American embassy at Berlin, of desertion and asks the court to award her custody of the two children of the couple. "Billie" and "Nannie," whose statuettes gain ed for them considerable comment in art circles two years ago. At the Oliver residence last night it was stated that Mrs. Minot and the two children are still at Pride's Crossing, the fashionable north shore I resort of Massachusetts, but that "they are expected in Washington at any time now." Constance Gardner, then consider-' ed one of the most vivacious mem bers of the younger smart set of Washington and Boston, was married to Minot July 24, 1915, at Ipswich, Mass.. the wedding being one of the most brilliant affairs of the season. The romance that led to their wedding blossomed first overseas. Both were in England in 1914 when the world war broke out. Mrs. Minot, then Miss Gardner, stayed in London helping her father assist stranded Americans back to this country, while Minot was perform ing similar service in Berlin. They saw each other frequently and it was not long after her re turn to America that Minot followed her and their marriage took place. Facisti Chief Praises U. S. Foreign Policy By FRANK K. MASON. (Copyrichf. 1?*I. br Int?r??tlo?al Ncwa Service.) . LAUSANNE, Nsr tl. Benito mchsouni, the Fascist! premier of Italy, today approved the alllladt the United States has can expect helpful from America," he "We hare tente; It ex Far a complete story of the Lausanne peace conference see page I. IKS. FELTOI TIKES SEIT IS SEMI Oath of Office Administered to First Woman Member of . Upper Chamber. By JAMES R. NOl'RSE. By Cslur?I S? lice. Mrs. Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia was sworn in aa the first woman Senator of the United States yesterday. The applause started by members yras taken up by the gallery aa the venerable woman turned from the rostrum after promising to support and obey the Constitution and took her seat. Senator Cummins of Iowa, Presi dent pro tern, administered the oath at 1:49 after Mra. Felton had been escorted to the Senate bar by Sen ator Harris, the other Georgia Sen ator. Senate rules prohibit wild demon strations, and enthusiasts had to r? atrain themselves until the ceremony had ended. Mrs. Helton's term aa Senator will be brief. Senator-elect George has agreed to give h*r one more day to make a speech, which she plans to deliver today. Senator Walsh of Montana caused some j^arm by a speech, the ap parent trend of which was against allowing Mrs. Felton to be seated. He changed hia argument, how ever. and the alarm subsided. During the morning, Mrs. Felton, accompanied by ner eldest son. Dr. Howard T. Felton, called on Presi dent Harding at the White House. Limbless Babe Stricken 111 While Servants Debate If It Should Live International X?n Smlff. CHICAGO. Nov. 21.?The legless and armless baby girl born three days ago to Mrs. James C. Le Brasca may not live long. The child contracted a cold overnight and was reported seriously ill to night, with a temperature of 10S. Death may decide the question discussed by scientists and soci ologists .whether the baby would be batter off dead; whether It wouM not be more humane to scientifically at the child. Mrs. LeBrasca had determined the babe should live. "May be." the frail little mother had said, "may be God will be good to her." And til? Wther, James C. Le Brasca. a medical student, who had at first expressed the hope that "Providence wouM be kind and take the baby," had echoed the mother's fervent prayer. "I want my haby to lira," be said. JDpongw TIGER HNS EUROPE IS ON VERGE OF NEW MSTROPHE "You Have Reached the Las! Stand Where You Are Per mitted to Think," He Says BIS AUOIEMCE WITH Httt Grand Old Man Sways New York Crowd, Half Time in Tears, Rest in Laughter By HABBY L. ROGERS IntfrMtisM] Kcwb Oci tli j.. METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, XEW YORK, Nov. 21. ? Georges Clemenceau, "father victory of the world war," for nearly two hoara to night pleaded with the Ameri can people to desert a policy of selfishness and to come to the ideals which inspired them when they fought aide by side with the Allies against Germany. Before an audience which packed the Metropolitan Opera House to capacity, he begged America to make some move which would show the Germans she still has an interest in the welfare of Europe, and of France, in the policy outlined to prevent the outbreak of another war. The method of American Interven tion. Clemeneeau said, he would leave to America, confident that a aane and reasonable method would be worked out. but he warned that Europe tr on the verse of a cataatrophe. which this time might It not be able to withstand. REACHES LAST POINT. "You have come to the last point where you are granted by pood for tune time to think!" he exclaimed "Do you want to keep among man kind the high place which vou hav. twice taken?" We know that America interests herself in what happens tn other countries." he continued. "But It is not in your power to live happy, eon tented and wealthy In America if you > know that much of the rest of th^ world has suffered, that aome of it is covered with blood, with want and with pestilence. ' * Al'DIENCE WITH HIM. "The Tiger" did not heaitata to criticise the policies of both the Lnited States and Great Britain since the war. He did It In such a way. however, that his audience was always with him and only one* was there a remark from the au dience. There were times when half his hearers were in tears, as the Grand Old Man of France told of the sufferings and the wrongs of Francr at other times they wsrs laugh Ing uproariously as with ready wit, he flayed Lloyd George or aorn> other statesman whoae pollclw he (lid not approve. WkUa ?lnH?U a*a?