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eight-hour law is no longer a debat
able question and I believe that the Adamson act will make it easier for all workers to secure higher wages and shorter hours. Woman suffrage does riot seem to me the paramount issue at this mo ment, but it is the most urgent do mestic issue. It is only a question of a short time, I believe, before we shall have it by a federal amendment, ratified by state action. Mr. Wilson has traveled far in the suffrage direc tion in the last four years and I am hoping that tffis fundamental demo cratic measure will soon have his support Mr. Wilson has been criticized for his appointments. I could criticize some mistakes which all parties and presidents have made in their ap pointments are a matter of history. But I have balanced Redfield and his v Eastland neglect with the appoint ment of Brandeis, gratefully called the attorney for the people. I re member his appointment to the cab inet of a constructive liberal leader like Newton C. Baker and that he was able to secure the social intelli gence of -Frederic C. Howe for the service of the immigrants at Ellis island. I have balanced the displace ment of Durand on the one side with the splendid fight Mr. Wilson made against the reactionaries of his own and of the opposing party to retain Julia Lathrop and keep the children's bureau out of politics. While Mr. Wilson has not traveled as far in some directions as I would like to see him go, I believe that in this crisis I am safer in trusting him with our national and international future, than in experimenting with a new president WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight and Sunday; cooler Sunday afternoon or night; gentJe to moderate southwest winds, shifting to northwest Sunday. Temperature Friday: High, 59; low, 54. GIVES MAN CHOICE BETWEEN STERILIZATION AND PEN A man. was given his choice of sub mitting to sterilization xr going to jail from 1 to 20 years by Judge Marcus Kavanaugh today. The man, Levin Shapiro, was found guilty four months ago of at- tempting to mistreat little girls. Levin is 65 years old. "I don't want to send you to jail," Judge Kavanaugh told Levin, "be cause you are old and in ill health. If I send you to jail you will not live long. If I turn you loose your mania may overcome you again and you may make little girls your victims. I cannot compel you to undergo steri lization, thpugh there should, per haps, be such a ,law, buti I will give you till next Saturday to decide be tween sterilization and Joliet" o o P. O. CLERKS IN PROTEST Oscar F. Nelson, ex-pres. National Federation of Postal Clerks and at president editor of the Union Postal Clerk, says that postofflce employes throughout the country are strong In their appreciation of Pres. Wilson's stand for the 8-hour day. The pres ident signed a provision last July ex tending the 8-hour day for postofflce clerks and carriers to cover special clerks and other employes not in cluded in the act formerly. How ever, the local clerks criticize the ad ministration of the 8-hour law by Postmaster Campbell and other local x officials. They complain that em ployes have been worked overtime. Last night, they say, 600 clerks worked four hours' overtime each. A meeting of the Chicago Postofflce Clerks' union has been called for to morrow to draw up a complaint that -. will be forwarded to Washington. f .' o o U-BOAT SHELLS STEAMER Galveston, Tex., Oct. Leyland line steamer Morcian, which arrived here today, reported being shelled by a German submarine near coast of England. . '