Newspaper Page Text
II J HHJII.Il III
Today StJfitkfi Bead Sh, Wad, Rub. Rfcen, Waterfalls, Power. PiMic or Prrrale Property. Oorrat, son of an English clergy man, west traveling on the Con tinent mora than three hundred Tears ago and wrote Ms book "Crudities Hastily Gobbled Up In PlT Months' Travel." Coryat stopped with a nobleman -la Italy and visited kennels for hounds, mewes for falcons, stables for horses, all need In hunting. Finally the nobleman showed Coryat at the back door of his kitchen miserable beggars covered with sores, lame, blind, crippled, grabbing at food thrown to them. Said the noble to the Englishman, 'These be my hounds with which I hunt salvation." He meant that giving food to the miserable beggars would help him It to heaven. Therefore the beg gars were hounds with which he bunted salvation. The question is this: Will It be possible for the modern financial nobleman, head of the great oil trust, to stand in the gal lery of House or Senate, point to certain seats and say to a friend, "These be my hounds with which i hunt the public property." YouUl know 'more about that when you see how many men vote to give away public lands, public oil, public coal, and the rest of the public property to those that have too much and think they still haven't enough. See, Bier's cartoon on the last Page. Could, there he any better joke, any more palpable travesty on public right, than private "own ership' of water power? Out in the ocean is the water. Back inland are mountains. Ninety-odd million miles away rolls the sun. Son lifts water, wind carries it to mountains, in clouds. It falls in' rain, goes to the Great Lakes, tie wide .rivers, falls over gigantic waterfalls, rushes through catar acts,, and some little man in a black cutaway coat and a stove pipe hat says: "I. own it I am going- to harness it up and peddle it out to the Teople, and, Mr. Gov ernment, don't you dast interfere with. MY rights?'- A. '. I$r ought not to take the people long to realize that tan,, rjccatn Triad?, sad moumrisbrlr FOIfc THIT PEOPLE, act for Hri-Power Trust owner. It should not take the" people long; to resurne'pos'ses sion of all the water power in the united r States, -harness up that which, is neglected, and use' it, BEGINNING-3UGHT HERE IN WASHINGTON WITH THE PO TOMAC One monopolist says, "I saw Niagara first, and I have a right to everything there is in it" Another says, "I saw the oil wells and the coal mines first even if I didn't make them and I have a right to take all that there is in them-." Another, more intelligently com prehensive says, "I saw the fool PEOPLE first, and I have the right to work them for every dol lar that is in them." Men that fight against Govern ment ownership, if they know any thing about railroads, supply the best argument in favor of Govern ment ownership. Samuel Rea, president of the Pennsylvania railroad, sincerely opposes Government ownership. But he gives 116 good reasons for consolidating into one the 116 separate companies of the Penn sylvania system. As Will Atkinson points out in "Reedy's Mirror," the president of the Pennsylvania at the same time gives 116 separate reasons why all the railroads of the United States should be put into one system and controlled by the PEOPLE. Our friend, Frank Theodore Al len, distinguished astrologer, says, "You do not need to teach people i that there is a hell of burning fire." We do not teach it; we only re peat what we hear and let the peo ple judge. As a private individual, find it difficult to imagine that an all-merciful God would treat a be ing of His own creation more cruelly than the Kaiser would treat a Belgian child. However, the whole human race for many centuries, and some of the human race still, have seemed to reauire fear of hell to make, them behave. And if fear of hell will make the wicked behave, then fear of hell and belief in it. among cer tain low classes, is what we need for the present. Remember, however, that our fighting friend, Billy Sunday, fights to save you from one hell of undoubted reality, and that is the hell of a bad conscience. And conscience can burn more fiercely lian fire. It is a world too full of exciting things. Nine men are found frozen I to death in a lifeboat. The pa- I ptffrmy print'nin- lines about it. ' WEATHER: TLOl IY. MOM K WHAT COLDER TONIGHT NUMBER 10.401. PRESIDENT U.S. OFFICIALS WARN PUBLIC BERLIN MAY REJECTTERMS Authorities Here Say That But for Autocrats in Control in Germany, Parleys Now Would Be Under Way. By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Coprrlxht, Mil. by New Tor Eventar Pott Compeny.V " If it were not that the present Ger man 'government is thoroughly dis trusted and the domination of the military party in Germany is still considered a menace to the security of civilized nations, it could be said that peace negotiations already had begun. But so far as opinion in Washing ton is concerned, approval of the 'rmany principles expressed by Pre mier Lloyd George, does not mean a belief 'in the early termination of the war. Do Not Be Misled. Indeed, every official with wliom I talked today felt confident that Or--many would not meet 'either tha British or.' American polnu: pf view ufflcJe'nUXito afford a. basis for ne- iotlatlon. and they sounded a Vxm- fns; to -the American public against! being- mislaid, into a conviction thati the war .waspraltlcally over. Nothing-, .It .was t" averred, would please Germany 'nlore than to, hire jiincricun miu utc r preparations at this "the-most .critical moment of the war," ssi Lloyd George phrases It, and already, there Is evldencs. that American business men are calcu lating on an abrupt ending of his talltles. Sla-alteaat -Stieac. Both at the State Department and the White House formal expressions were withheld, but at either place the absence of outspoken enthusiasm over the British premier's statement war. to my mind, alrnlfl'czjit. On thel one hand, there was praise for thel BKinrui way in which Ltoya George had expressed the war alma of the allies, but again there was a feeling, amounting almost to an apprehension, that many people might take the speech as a sign of weakness and consider that the entente was suing for peace. Yet no one denied that Lloyd George had added affirmatively to the situs' tlon, that he had made explicit some points on which American utterances have been purposely vague,. For, while President Wilson himself In vaded the field of discussion of terri torial questions somewhat in his ad dress to Congress. It will be noted that the United States Is not defi nitely -committed Jo any specific pro gram of territorial adjustment In Europe. Such statements as the' Presi dent has made have been In the nature of an elucidation of the principles which he believes should govern the making of a general peace. U. S. Influence Seen. While the United States, indeed. does not consider herself entitled to a voice In the detailed discussion of European territorial prob cms, never theless the Influence of tills country will continue to be exerted toward a removal of those obstacles territorial or otherwise, which stand '.n the way or an eventual agreement with Ger-j many. Regarded In this light, therefore, many an observer here remarked on Lloyd George's phrase "reconsiders-1 tlon of the wrong" done France In 1871, as contrasted with the deliber ate omission of all reference to Al sace Ioralne by President' Wilson In all his speeches thus far. But the word "reconsideration" Is not beld to mean "complete restoration" but an equitable resdustment satisfactory to that Intangible thing the "national honor" of both France and Germany. Did Lloyd George consult President Wilson? Certainly not In detail. An exchange of views on the general sub- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 3.) . YESTERDAY GAINED 5,576 Lines of Advertising (20 Cols.) Over the Corresponding Day (Jan. 7) Last Year. EDGAR D. SHAW, ' Publithtr. fteWaWiaftmffmes PEACE SPEECH TO President and Wife Brave Slippery Links In Rovnd of 18 Holes Braving the icy ground and chilly winds "which kept most Washlngtonlans Indoors the Pres dent and Mrs. Wilson went to the golf links this morning and play ed eighteen holes. As protection against the snow and ice which covered the links they wore heavy golf shoes,, " This Is the flrsty opportunity that the President has had to visit the links for two weeks. Hla message to Congress asking rail road legislation,, and other mat ters of vital importance have held his attention. The roads to the links were so bad that the motorcycle guard waa unable to follow the White House car. Construction of another big army cantonment near Washington was started today, when the War Depart ment ordered a cantonment construc tion, division to move to Belvoir, Va,, to erect homes for 16.000 army engi neers. The camp Is to be ready for occu pancy jvijhln three 'months, but troops will begin, to move in. -aroan, as there are accommodations or $1 smaller urtlts. S6 commander' for the post has been named, and probably, will not be until, thecantonment Is actually completed Construction of the cantonment ,1a part of the War Department's pro gram of training engineers for over seas duty In camps separate from .the other branches of the army. It -will also provide for selecting men from the new draft army, who have had training as engineers, and concen trating them for army engineer training. The camp will probably be more In the nature of a post-graduate train ing camp than for permanent con centration, and while it is being built with an idea of accommodating be tween 16,000 and 20,000 troops, ar rangements will be made to enlarge It to house as many as 32,000 troops. .Highly trained engineering officers of the American army and French and Kngllsh officers will act as Instruc tors. No partlculsr troops are designated for assignment to Camp Belvoir. It was stated at the War Department, and there probably would be no large movement from any of the present cantonments to fill It. Cspt. R. E. Carter. In command of the small garrison now stationed at Belvoir, will - continue In command temporarily. The camp is to be constructed near the present post, seven miles below Fort Myer Criminal prosecution of men who have used their official positions In the war administration to advance their -financial Interests was demand ed today by Senator McKellar. of Ten nessee. member of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, now engaged In Investigating the War Department, the army, and branches of the Na tional Defense Council. Senator McKellar let it be known that he would urge the committee to lay before the Department of Justice Immediately the record of he Investi gation to date, which ne declares shows not only direct violation of the law in awarding contracts for army materials and supplies, tut also fls grant profiteering on the part of of ficials who have volunteered their services to the Government. BIG ENGINEERS' GAMP GOING IIPNEARD.C. Mmuut WOULD PUNISH OFFICIALS FOR PROFITEER NG WASHINGTON. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7. 1918. (Mc SENDS HIS MAKE 'EM ALL SING, BILLY ,C. Evangelist Breaks Up Day of " Rest to .Participate in Get .Together Meeting At "First Congregational Church. Billy Sunday broke his day of rest today, when, with members of his per sonal staff, he went to the First Con gregational Church, at Tenth and G streets northwest, to meet the minis ters co-operating in the campaign. The campaign among-the business' women, the schools and colleges, the Government employes, in neighbor hood meetings and in .the Bible classes of the city was outlined by members of the party who are to spe cialize in each branch of the -work; ' Billy Didn't Preach. Billy didn't preach to the ministers this morning. He is savins; his ser mons for larger fields, but he did in troduce to the ministers his staff of workers, Including- Miss -Frances Mil ler, Miss Grace Saxe, Miss Alice Miriam Qamlln, lira. William F. Alrtjff. Homey Rodehesrver, Albert'Pa-. tersott. Dr. 'Isaac ward ana Dr. James E. Walker. jwhitleaVea- -WsjrMnclo today, for. Jhicauo Jo start Qh $ um10u7.wotV1W.Ui5, campaign uiere tall. - will ' J4aied1tihr. follow the Washington ;drlve. ' Billy did tell the ministers' a, few Important facta, one or which dealt with the failure of congregations to take an Interest in choral singing in the church. K Make 'Ess Stag- "Some people seem to think that a choir Is up there In front for their personal amusement, .the evangelist said. "There's too much .of that in the church. Let the congregation sing teach 'em how. Wherever yoo find a rellrious awakenlns- in the church you'll find a lot of music mixed in," Billy's little talk came Immediate ly after Homer Rodeheaver had fin lined telling the ministers that a large number of the people who are taking part in the singing at the tabernacle will be turned Into the church, and will make fine choir singers. "I Viave here a telegram from the Mayor of Atlanta," he said. "Here. It Is: The prayers of msnyAllantsns are going up today for the success of the revival In Washington.'" The telegram was signed by Asa Q, Candler, mayor of the Georgia city, where Billy has Just 'completed a re vival campaign. Ma Introduces Party. "Ma" Invited the ministers and, citizens who had drifted Into the bal cony to come forward and meet mem bers of the Sunday party personally; and everybody responded by rising and trooping forward. Ma marshaled her forces In front of the pulpit, where they stood In line and shook hands for thirty minutes. Following the meeting at the church. Billy and Ma drove home. there to remain In rest and quiet for the remainder of the day. Billy will be present at no meetings until the service starts at the tabernacle tomorrow at 2 o'clock in the after noon. Choosing for his text Luke. 6:48, "Why Call Ye Me Lord, Lord, and Do Not What I Ask T nilly last night went Into battle against the forces of evil In Washington and drove the devil, before him In a fusillade of "hot shots' that literally took his hearers by storm. What He Condemned. Here are the main objectives against which Billy directed the force of his drive: Liquor. Stingy people. Divorce. . Cigarettes. Certain forms of amusements. Kissing poodle dogs. Painted women. The "modern girl:" The Kaiser. "Why call yet Me Lord, and do not the things I say In your home and In your family life?" Billy began. So Quarrel With Soetety. "Walt a minute! I have no quarrel with society, but with the sinful usages of society, I believe In society with both hands up, but I believe the most God-forsaken, good-for-nothing-, useless woman on earth Is an American society woman whose Ufa Is frappe; and there is nothing, my friends, to her but a frame upon which to hang fashionable clothes, and an apparatus to digest highly seasoned foods. "And society Is fast hastening to the (Continued on Peg;e 3, Column. 8.) ADVISES MINISTERS Supreme Couict Upholds Draft Law The Supreme, Court today declared the draft kw constitutional Chief Justice White, in handing down the decision on the nine cases agaiasi the-draft law that reached the Supreme lutely devoid of merit." "Our mind is unable to the. thirteenth amendment," I THE HAGUE PEACE TRIBUNAL AS A PACIFIST tBsiiyrtfitt ItU: JSsT.sfrrhi-I CSS 5 crpuc au. WZA JBy0&dEiBLsvlrLe.BiH Tesj sa I IsfTflBBeeaienaeekl- H&vl .sisHEBLSEjHsBleflBalBaBBBi .-SCVLSmSSSS I "- ' wenp VWVfVl I ?yy1 BbBslthBSBBBSsflfiBrXnBBBBflBBTBBKBBB .fPVPUHBBBSBB SSSBittSI lBBBBVsBBBBBBBBsVBSjaMBjBHrjBBBBBBjsJHSHBflgS ylsmTsshfc, I tTWsUWs I BEIi3B??5iwSegCn xstJuujsmkd netm.. ' klxpimo WARin-w. HlisHEr ' &K U. -SM ' iSSJi i-1 ' BBvSsJBMBPB5Ljsj SW I BRbHTsI 'jm7 C ahjQPBjBjSJJHBJtM jeBBPV jy SJMslMBBBMBMWaBBBaBBBgP"inM I w9KmZr ""39E9bSNbbHVEb9 s ' , i K3MBPdLaBT3BBBBBBBkl . MbIbKBbBbIbBBBBBBBBbBbBbH ' BBa9B&BVSksBaslBBBBBBBBBBB ' BBBBBBBbIbHbBBBBBBBBBbIbBBBBBBBBBBBbTI V BHKHIbHL tkaHHsPlB''TBik sHaaSl sndlLasar' AlaaaaaaaBsr iB flBlvr iijusc- V rs-ss-Ps-iw.KPB: .JEmu "BKta fliHHhn SITALIAM-TURKZSB WAA-ttUl9tX BALKAM WASS23XUI91X nM-MWIMB-l -,.) 9sSDI "jjJmaMMLBiEiWSBrM EaaaH0rHeZalaQa2afalaV SH'fEs'" lLss2asn9aaaaaBaHassV A..asirB9Kl UKXICJUT WAXS131J. ILK COVERED WITH ICE CAUSE Icy pavements kept every ambu lance in the city in constant use to day, and scores of persons were treated for injuries sustained in falls. Emergency Hospital physicians were kept busy during the morning hours attending persons injured in falls. The two ambulances proved inadequate to care for all the calls, and patrol wagons were pressed into service. Other hospitals reported similar conditions. The most Berious accident of the day occurred when Miss Lillian Brown ing, twenty years old, of East Falls Church, Va., fell in Fourteenth street near B northwest, striking her head. She was taken to Emergency Hos- Eital suffering front concussion of the rain. Physicians say she will re cover. , . Street Cars Delayed. In the early morning street ear traffic was completely disorganized by slippery rails. Several minor accidents Tn which automobiles figured were reported. Pedestrians found It almost Im possible to get a footing, and auto- (Continued on Page 18. Column 5.) MM ACCIDENTS APPROVAL BRITISH - - Court, said the arguments of , conceive that raiting armies by Justice White .said.; ' TEX WITNESS TESTIFIES F 1UCHMOND. Va., Jan. 7. "I am feeling splendid after a good night's rest." Thus spoke Dr. Asa W. Chamber lain, alleged murderer of his brother. Judge Albert S. Chamberlain, shortly before court opened for the fifth dsy of his trial In the little courthouse In Goofhland county this morning. Constable T. J. Parrlsh, of Byrd district, was the drat witness called. His testimony was brief. Hugh EL Low was the next to testify for the defense. Low stated that he had known the doctor for thirty years, and that Dr. Chamberlain had not practiced surgery In that time. He also said that the reputation of the accused man waa excellent. Mrs. Clarissa Axford, of Wheatland. Wyo., daughter of the accused physl clsn, was the next witness. She, too. told of the friendly relations between her father and the Judge. Severer letters were read, all of which dis closed , good feeling between the brothers. Attorneys for the defense will rest their case this afternoon with testi mony of Henry C. Riley, a Richmond attorney. The argument on instruc I tlon to the Jury Is expected to begin this afternoon before court closes, but there is little likelihood of the case going to the jury before midday tomorrow. OF REPUTATION 0 CHAMBERLAIN F WH Street fmu. all the objectors' were '.'abso V draft is slavery and violates GKZAT WAX 191. TO ICY STREETS APARTMENT BLAZE DRIVE SLEEPERS Fire which, but for bravery on the part of a colored Janitor and the prompt response of motor engine com pany No. 0 to a first alarm, probably would have resulted In a wholesale tragedy, threatened at 4 o'clock this morning- to uipe out tha crowded Stanhope apartment, occupying the triangular plot at H and First streets and New Jersey avenue northwest. Scores of occupants of the thirty eight suites made hasty exits down slippery fire-escapes, half-bllnded'wlth smoke and drowsy from sleep. Two Invalided women were car ried out by firemen. No. 2 engine came within an ace of being demol ished and the crew killed when It smashed into a lamp post at the cor ner of Twelfth and II streets north west. Fire Starts At Shaft Base. Originating In the most dangerous spot in .the' four-story structure, the base of the elevator shaft, flames, (Continued on Page 19, Column 2.) J INAL EDITION prick wrnux ntmttcr or cevxmmA, ie KTJHCWHCRK, 3 OF TO APPEAL Early CWwc-.3l"ArW ,ff Hmme&G. -IFt Draft Democracy's- Diiarris Is Hinted at by 'Officials..- i '? LONDON, Jan TV American Am bassador Page- conveyed President WHson'a "coraiarapnroTaJ "of. Pre mier Lloyd-George's speech to the Welsh statesman.- according to a -v - well-authenticated report, here this afternoon. No details -were available iere as to the manner in which the American Executive had thus approved Lloyd George's Saturday address. LONDON, Jan. 7-The joint allied statement of war aims, urged by President Wilson is impending It is to be the great attack- of the winter's political drive aniaat Ger man, imperialism, Premier' Xlojji George's epochal fpeeeit mwto i ...ut . .. aK-'-.-iA :.. no. looxiaimg: hsl ainiiwi J "?-v PTeparawryiire. rxura Aigaeai sources waay , this b tie hi of winter eiraeaga by theallfefr a political cJBBjMuTt reach-GeTms-pyple-wWciB,- Hs far-reaching scope, equals fee purely physical endeavors el the allies' armies to make Germany-democratic Early- Coaf ereace. An early .conference of- all allltd prime ministers waa hintsJ at la of ficial -drclei today. Suet. e. meeting will draft the demands of democracy against autocracy. It will serve to make plain, to the world that tha allied battle la one ot right; that no selnsh considerations move them la their determination forever to remove the menace of Prusslaniam. More than that. It will carry to Russia's millions, now bitterly aware of German duplicity tircugh tne Brest-Lltovsk farce, the full reiter ated pledge of the 'allies democracy. On November 20, It was shown that Colonel House. President "Wilson's spokesman, then in London, was urging- a restatement of allied war aims. It was then stated that America de sired ail the allies' representatives to assemble, to lay on the table all their war aims, and from this assortment to sort 'out. all whleh by any. possibil ity coul dbe held undenwratle. sub scribing to those that; rem. tlaed ss.the full and sole purposes of tne allies. Speech Seeands WiUes. Lloyd George's speech, as represen tative of full democracy In Britain's aims, follows closely President "Wil son's list of America's aim. There was disposition here today to hold the premier's address as directed primarily to the British people, al though it was held it must affect German public opinion. 'But the British -people have been demanding Just such a restatement with Increas ing insistence In recent weeks. The public's warm support today ot Lloyd George's list of alms indicated he had struck the chord of popular ap proval. Robert Williams, head of the trans' port workers, for Instance, declared today: ' "I believe Lloyd George- has read labor's war alms memorandum to some purpose." Williams. It should be stated, re cently made a bitter attack on .the premier for reticence in stating- Brit ain's alms. France Eathnslastlc. While the French press. Judging from dispatches here. is. more en thusiastic than even the British news papers over the address, taking the view that Lloyd George' reference to France Implies support of the demand for return of both Alsace and Lor raine, there was disposition here to regard his language as Indicating In stesd Britain IntendsTo see "complete Justice done." Inthat phrase many regarded the British statesman as demanding; res toration ot alt ot Alsace, but only part of Lorraine. Before the Joint statement there was belief here that every one of the allied premiers would outline his p.ar- PREMIER -- - - , TOOTLE tlculsr nations views tue prelimi nary fire for the general political offensive, which would be directed against dermsny from every quarter. President Wilson has ontllnfd America's .war aims. l.oyd Georc has state's Britain's. Prfml-r Ctem'eit ceau is lookrd to as the next speaker and there was partlculsr Interest expressed here today in wnat be would have to say as to Alsace and Lorraln. Ae.to Italy, complete barooay wlt V 1 :M ,- 6 -5l Ji -2 SI 3 51 m -1 r -i- -.A-S-r'