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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, SUNDAY, JANUARY 23. 1916.
WILSON DESPERATE IN DEFENSE FIGH T Tour. Planned as Final Move to Win Sympathy, -of Whole Country In Gampalgn. " i (Continued from First Page.). -n"rpt trlji a robto. which would prac tically confine him to tho Middle West Ib easily explained. Without the vote of membora.ot.Congross from thlsjsec-J tlon tho defense program has small chance ql success;. For geographical reasons, principally, the people of this section are more orjess apathetic on the question of proparedness With many square miles' of tnountalh and plain separating them from' the ftea ' coast they find It hard lo get the point of view of the seaboard States and to fear tho possibilities of Invasion by a foreign foe. The extent to which this apathy still exists, not only In tho Middle WeBt, but In certain sections of the South, Is proved by the situation in Congress. There all Is chaos on the subject Tho 1 Democrats from these sections either ' have small sympathy for the Admin istration program, or are openly hos tile. Thews is no leadership, and tho power of the President to hold mem bers in lino is not as strong as It was , at the beginning of the Administra tion. Feeling no pressure from' home In behalf of preparedness, these DemO- . crats are many of them "off the res ervation." And they hold the situation more or less In their hands. For this condition many of he Admin, iRtratlon leaders are directly blaming the president. Tho preparedness policy Is threatened with defeat, they say, i principally because the President has not taken on" the task of creating pub lic sentiment but has left It for the public itself to create n public more or I less mystified and bewildered toy a dis cord of opinions that emanate from Congress. Acdordlng to these friends of the President, had he from the first kept the public constantly advised of . what he Is trying to accomplish, he would have minimized all programs- but the one that hears tho stamp of Ad ministration approval. And because they bellevoMhat thcre'is still chanco for thiB to be done, they hay at last "minded, the President to go before the country and prove that his heart Is la tho program. They feel that, having reversed himself , compIcte.lv in twelve months' time on .(he need of belter pre paredness he should go the Urol; to con vince tho country that his present' views are correct. Fight Popular ITien . At the time that tho President re versed himself and adopted the causo (of preparedness the Isbuo was un-j doubtedly a popular one. It was at tho hjlght of the crisis following the Blnk- of the IiUsltanla, when war with irmany was more Imminent than fny people now recall, that the Presl nt gave notice of his change of nt, A year previous. In an address fore Congress, he liad pooh-poohed all Ik of- bigger army and navy, and laid ress on what could bo expected from e "citizen soldiery." Vow, bo gave It to be understood that had changed his opinions, and in . ..anglng he broke Anally from the in lluence of Bryan. At the time the break with Bryan did not appear serious. bluco then the situation has somowhat altered. With tho passing of tho Lusltnnla crisis and tho gtMng by Ucrmnny ot a promise jo be good, popular opinion In tho Mldaio west grew again inuiifor ent Although kept allvo In the. wast and far West by. continued agitation, sentiment in the mld-sectlons, wjiero londershlp has boon lacking, Ulod down. When tho Administration's defense pro gram was announced shortly before tno convening of Congress last December all that members ot C'ohgies from tho Middle West, returning to v nshlngtony appeared to seo was thai the progravi was tho biggest over presented, that It would cost n lot ot money, and that It it veTit through the chances ver,e" that tho MJclcllc West, long a benellciary or the congressional "pork barrel," would have, to- content lUelf with smaller ap propriations for rivers and nostoftlgo buildings, ' 4 Bryan Not Idle. In the meantime lirjun was not Idle. HM fOllouiug In the Middle AVVst nan always been a rospcctable sized one, and he did not hesitate to cupltnllzo the growing apathy toward national defensa to tho crudlt At his nacltlclst theories. To, what, extent Air, Uryan was responsible for Jho back-nres against preparedness 'in xneso 'tatcs and sections of the South (s not, known, of course, hut when Congress conj vened and received tho President's1 mes sage, making national detenso tho Dig issue of the session, the remarkable sit uation oxistcd wherein the Democratic leader or tho House was openly hostile to him, the chairman of tho Henato steering committee, Senator Kern or In diana, dubious, and thb Democratic Speaker of tho HoUse, Champ Clark, was being accused of ilirtlng with tji-ynn. Constantly widening In extent, this di vision ,bcon tho Democrats Into tho camps of preparedness, of Wilson, and tho camp of antl-prcparedness, of Bryan, has existed for approximately six weeks. With, President Wilson all tho while sitting back inSeclusion and'eaj Ing nothing. ' J-UHt as the sulfation la a critical one frnm tho standpoint of tho flntionn' de fense program, so, some o tho frlcudH of the PreUent fear, Is it critical from the standouint of Democratic prospects In tho election next fall. For a 16ig time thoro has been the viow in certain Administration quarters that so long ns tho country had peace and proiperlty President AVilron's re-election would bo certain, regardless of Mdxlco, icgard lcss of the one-torm plank, nnd regard less of qther objections raised ugalnst him. Recently, however, there, has been a slight readjustment of views. Would It Last? Though still contending that peace and prosperity could, swing the ejection to his favor thoro are some -who nra wondering how 'long prosperity might last should there come a sudden cessa tion of hostilities between now and Bprlng, with ,the consequent and imme diate shrinkage of tho vast export trade in munitions, tho laying off ot munition fuctory employes In largo numbers, and with no high tariff to protect the coun try from European exporters anxious to regain their markets nt any obst Such a situation, developing suddenly between now and election time would. It Is pointed out, rob the Democrats of their present ndantnge i.nd leave tnem still holding the Mexican lng and other vulnerable achievements. Should, on top of this, the Administration emerge from the preparedness light, beaten nnd with forces divided, it is believed that there would be little, If any, hope of success In November. Tho situation, the Ad ministration leaders believe, Is up to the President, and upon tho results of his coming tour throughout the coun try, they soy, will depend whether he can still make good. Welsh Move for Peace. LONDON. Jan. 23. The Welsh branch of the Independent Labor party has I passed a resolution asking nne govern ment to make a statement with refer ence to terms pf peaco. A ' CADET CORPS URGED BY ALEXANDRIANS Need for Larger Army and Navy Emphasized at Mass Meet' Ing Glee Club Formed. Kriocked Down by Motor; in n p DnrninrO Tfl Her Condition Serious Ui U. I , IIILI HMLO U ALTCXANDIttA. Jan. 21.-Tjie Import- n .,.,.. 1 vnllltnpv frnlnfnir for the b0V8 of the-Alexandria High School, tho or ganization ot a military company in that. Institution and the necessity of an Increased army and navy for tho Unltod States, -wore urged at a mass meeting held this afternoon In the Burprlse Thcatdr. The meeting was held under the a,tspce of the Parents-Teachers' Association of tlia iPubllc Schools, and Stui)ley 0. Blnnton. of tho AJexnndla High School, president or .the associa tion, presided. The- speakers,, were Mr. admDluV secretary' of tho Navy Lengue; Miss Elizabeth Pop, chairman of tho woman's section' of the Navv League: Gen- H. W, Nichols, and Mrs. Kate Wnllei Barrett. Tho Alexandria Glee Club has .been oignnlzed with the folio wine officers: Jaini c Robdrts president: Miss Emily Johnson.' secretary and Treasurers Mfss Katiicrlno Waller, director, and Stanley Q. Wanton, assistant director. The next meeting or the club will the held Tuesday evening nt tho resident? of Mr. nnd Mrs. Winner Jojte Waller at their homo In North View tcirnce. Itosemont. Tho third dance of tho Junior Assem bly was held last night In the Elks' Auditorium. "Thoie were n number of gueeti from out of the city. funeral services for JohnMlanrahan were held this afternoon from tho Alnflmillfit Prntftfltnnt nhllrnh. nnrl wnrn conducted by tho Rev. K. T KlrklcyJ pastor. . . Mrs. Rllen Cohort, slxly-slx years old, of 030 Third street ssutuwest, who was knocked down by, "an nutomobllo irt Nichols avenue, near tho Government Hoouital for. tho Insane, lost evening. Is. In a sorloun Mmliiinn nt the Casualty Hospital. Physicians- 'declare her chances for recovery are slight. She probably Is suffering, they say, from a fracture ot tho skull and Internal In juries. Jnnles II. Johnson, aged twenty-four, of 227 First street northwest. Is held by the pollco of tho Eloventh precinct pending the outcome of the woman's Injuries. Johnson, according to tho vo lleo, was operating the automobile. Mrs Cobert. who resides with her daughter. Mrs. William Thomas, was crossing Nichols avenuo shortly after 0 oclock .When the accident occurred. The Rev. Josef W. Hall, pastor ot the Seventh Day Advontist Church ih this city, has been, detailed by tho foreign mission board to field evangelistic work In China, and with hla wife, will sail from Seattle on March 7. Mr. awl1 Mrs. Hall will leave Alexandria about Feb ruary 1, apd will stop at several places en route to tho Pacific cdast to visit frclnds nnd relatives. Elder Floyd E. Gibson, of Colonial Beach, who for worn etlmo has had charge of tho Ad vontist churches throughout tho north ern neck of Virginia, will succeed the Rev. Mr. Hall In this city The Seventh Day Advcntlsts have secured Odd Fel lows 1VH In North Columbus street. In which to hoUHthelr Saturday afternoon meetings. Mr and Mrs. Ocorgo "W. Hulflsh have sold to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar B Pler Tont the two-story" brick dwelling at 1H North Columbus street. Mr. nnd Mrs. Hulflsh left today for Havre. Mont, where they will make their home. Members of Mt. Vernon nnd Mary' Washington Councils. Daughters of. America, will leave Alexandria, fronv tne coiumous street station, at T.vt o'clock tomorrow night to attend a rally of tho order In Washington. CIPULSORYARi SERVICE DEMANDED Martha Washington Chapter. No 4:'. Order of tho Eastern Star, will give a theater narty to PoM's Theater, Wash ington, Tuesday night. With domands for compulsory military service and greatly lncroascd .army and "navy, (he National Sccutlty League placed Jtself on record lost night as favoring the plans of the general board of tho navv and the gencrul staff of the arlhv. ns opposed to the Ideas of Secretaries Daniels' and Garrison Secretary Garrison's recommendation lo enlarge the regular armv was spe cifically Indorsed. .But in every othor lespect tho lenttuo lined up for a larger degree of preparedness than has yet been submitted to Congress. further. It recommended the Joining of all forces favoring preparedness into one big organization: and a council of national defense, which shall assume tho function now vested In the Presi dent alone of recommending military legislation to Congress. In addition to coast artillery and auxiliary troops, tho "mobile regular army." it was declared, should be in creased to four complete divisions. State mllltla and volunteer military systems wcro attacked by resolution. "This nation has oo long Ignored Jho great democratic principle that every citizen is bound to render military ser vice,' said George W. Wlckersham, former Attorney General. Tho three-day convention, of tho league was concluded last night with a. banquet at tho Willnrd, at wnlch 450 men and women gathered. Speeches Were made by President Menken, toust tnustter; former Attorney General Wlck prnham, Senator Lodge, Jamys M. Reck, former assistant attorney general; Georco Haven Putndm. the Boston pub lisher, and John Purroy Mltchel. mayor or New xorn. Many rormpr caoinct of ficers wero at tho truest table. There was a dramatis moment during the dinner, when there was thrown unon the srreen the Picture of Gecrco Washington with his words ns first President: If we desire to avoid Insult we must be able to repel 't:-if wo desire pare it must be known that we nre nt all times ready for war." It brought tho diners to their feet, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, after advocating an nnnv of 1 iJO ii) jicn, questioned me nccuriry nr tnj rren dent's preparedness message. w HEN the Great Grief Invades the Home it is then 'too late to give thoughtful consideration to the selection of a funeral director. In this announcement it is our. desire simply to call your attention to the fact that all our facilities are at your service andvthat you may call us at any hour of the day or night with the certainty of thoughtful, considerate attention. ' v The time to" think of these things is now not when, you are submerged in sorrow anrj we want you to think of us as a friend, ready to come to your assistance at the time of your greatest need. . The cost is entirely governed by your own desires. As an illustration of our, service, we caivfurnish " ' . A Complete Funeral For as Low as $yg.oo 4' ft This service will include a beautiful cloth casket, to be selected from a varied as- so'rtment on 'display in our showrooms, hearse,- three carriages, sash for door, .embalm ing, shipping (when required), shaving, robe or suit, chairs, candelabra, etc. in fact, everything necessary to" make the funeral complete. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. i - '. , No Extra Charge for the Services of Our Lady Assistant . ,. s Always Open Parlor for Funerals P.YftUUA, 1520 Wisconsin Ave. M W. Telephone West 950 i t.J. JduAXUtfr SELECT CHUN First Move In foaming Tempor ary Head of Convention to Be Taken Tomorrow. CHICAGO. Jan. 23 The flrst niovo in thq selection of a temporary chairman for tho Republican national convention in Chicago next June will be mado to morrow when the subcommittee of tho Hepublican national committee mentn In the Congress Hotel. National Chairman Charles D. Hllles Is expected to arrivo hero lato this af ternoon. Fred W. tJnham. rhnlrmnn nt tho Chicago committee on arrango- iiienui, nas an preliminary 'details per fected. It Is understood tho Coliseum will be arranged Just as it was for the 1912 convention. Them In nn hint n. n who will be selected as temporary vumi iiiuil, FDRD STILL HOPES F OR WORLD PEAC E Willing to Cross Atlantic Again if Necessary, .According to Word From Detroit. DKTOOrr. Mich.. Jan. 23. Henry Ford has not abandoned his efforts for world pence. If necessary, the Detroit millionaire will cross tho Atlantic again and devote his time nnd fortune In fur thef efforts to stop the European war. This information comes from Ford headquarters here. It was" declared Ford is in no way dlsappblnted in tho results bo far of the pence cruise, and that ho is entirely satisfied with the personnel of the i permanent peace tri bunal. Whether tho Detroit .manufacturer Hill return again to Stockholm nnd thcro personally direct tho peaco cr torts probably will not be determined tor several necks. His decision on this matter wilt ho influenced large! by the report of his lieutenants now in Kurope, If they believe his presence In Stockholm will further the peace cause lie Hill go; otherwise, ho docs not believe It necessary, for him to do more fhanfurnlsh all the funds for the malnV tenance of t?.c peaco commission. Pastors Aid Relief Work For Hebrews t Remind Congregations President . Has Set Aside Next Thurs day ns Donation Day. Cptnp!ylngt with the request of Rabbi Abram Blmbn. a number of Washing ton ministers today called tho atten tion of their congregations to the fact that next Thursday has been desig nated by President Wilson as national Ilebrow relief day throughout tho United States. On that day ''contribu tions will be received by the Red Cross and special committees for the, relief of tno war-suicken nourews in Europe. Simon Wolf Is chairman of the Wash ington committee, Louis D. Brandels. chairman of the provisional executive committee for general Zionist affairs. . has requested tho pcoolo of Washington to co-operate In this humanitarian movement. I In ex. presses tho belief thnt $5,000,000 will bo raisea in tho united states next Thurs day. G. W. U. Freshmen Dine. With Dr. IT. A.' Clayton aoting an toastmaster, and addresses by Dr. I V. Delter and several members of the class, the annual banquet of Uie freshmnn class of the College of Veterinary Bur geons of peorgo Washington Univer sity, was belli last night at tho Capitol Park Hotel. Musical solos were con tributed by E. Rombcrger. BRITISH NAVY DARES GERMANS TO FIGHT Report of Enemy's Entry Into North Sea Stifs English to Issue Challenge. I.ONDON. Jan. p. Tho report that ho German fleet, led by new dread naughts carrying 17-Inch guns, 1 pre-' paring to cngago tho nrltlsh fleet in ' the North Ben,' brought forth from every sailor In tho English navy today n wish that tho probability would bo- , come a fact. Men of thti British fleet from Admiral Jcdico down, could wish for nothing better, nnd chnllcngo the enemy. No one In England's navy believes tho story of tho 17-lnch guns, but It makes no difference. All the British sailors want is the German fleet out In tho North Sea to settle the auestlon of naval supremacy in one tremendous battle. A young naval officer at one of tho bases of tl British fleet expressed tho sentiments of all his comrades when he said: "Tho Gorman high sea fleet can choose the dny, tho hour, nnd the rlaco of battle If they will only come out and fight." You Can Tell the People Who Have Iron in Their Blood -Strong Healthy, Vigorous Folks Doctor Nn ,Ordlnnr N'uxated ron Will Make Nervous Itundorrn People v200 Stronger In Two Weeks' lime In Many Case. NEW YORK. N. T. "One glance is enough to tell which pooplo have Iron in their blood." said Doctor Saucr. a specialist of this city, in a recent dis course. They are tho ones that do and daro. Tho others are in tho weakling class. Sleepless nights spent worrying over supposed ailments, constant dos ing with patent medicines and narcotics for nervous weakness, stomach, liven or kidney disease and useless attempty to brace up with strong coffee or other stimulants are what keep them suffer ing nnd vainly longing to be strong. Their real trouble Is lack of iron in tho blood. Without iron the blood has no power to change food into living tis sue, and therefore nothing you eat docs you any good; you don't get tho strength out of it. Tho moment Iron is suDnlled the multitude of dangerous symptoms dunppear. x nave seon dozens or nerv ous, rundown people who wero olllnir all the time, double and even triple their strength and endurance and entirely get rid of every sign of dyspepsia, liver and other troubles In from ten to four teen days' time simply by taking iron In the proper form. And this, after they had in some cases been doctoring for months without any benefit. If you are not strong or well vou owo It to yourself to make tho following test: See how long you can work or hoSv far you can walk without becoming tired. Next take two five-grain tablets of ordinary nuxated Iron three times per day after meals for two weeks. Then test your strength again and see for yourself how much .vou have sained There Is nothing like good old Iron to put color In your cheeks and sound, heaitbv flesh on vour bones. But you must take Iron in a form that can be easily absorbed and assimilated like nuxated iron if you want it to do you any good, otherwise It may prove worse than useless. ' NOTE Nuxated Iron recommended above by Or. Saucr, Is one of the newer organic Iron compounds. Unlike the older Inorjanlc iron products. It la easily assimilated. dow not Injure the teeth, mako them black, nor upset the stomach; on the contrary. It is a. most potent remedy, in nearly all forms of Indlcestlon. as well as for nervous, run down condition. The Manufacturers liiAe such creat confidence In Nuxated Iron that they offer to forfeit $100.00 to any charitable Institution If they cannot take any man or woman under CO wbo lacks Iron and Increase their strength JOO per cent or oe In four necks' time provided tbey have no erloiM organ lo trouble. They also offer to refund your money If it does not at least double our strength and endurance in ten days' time It Is dispensed In this city by O'Donrvll's Drug Store and all other drbgeit. AJvt. "Where Yeur Dollars Count Mest" Mfo 4 BeRrendS This V $10.00 Fur-Trimmed 5- $5-45 Genuine Salt's "As trox" Black Coat, made exactly lileo picture, with flared skirt; belt and fur-trimmed col lar Monday close-out price, $5.45 720-722-724 Seventh Street N.-W. $25.00 and $30.00 Plush Coats Finest quality Silk Plush Coats, made in a large and beautiful variety of tho fall's handsomest styles. 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