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OF THE WASHINGTONTIMES WASHINGTON OCTOBER 1, 1918 aliinsitmejgf The Hand That Would Rule the World Do Away With License Fees Let's have a general inspection, instead. THE NATIONAL DAILY gk RtS. U. 8. Patent Ottc SgggjS7- ARTHUR BRISBANE. Editor 1VI Owner t"i T CTTAtV TtiHlf.liai Entered u eeeond class matter at the Postofflcc at Waahlngton. D. C. Published Everr Kvenlnr unciuainp auuuajr., ujr The Washinrtcr Times Company, Munsey Bldg., Pennsylvania Ave. aUll Subjcrlptfons: 1 year (Inc. Sundaya). 17.80: 3 Montha. 11.83: 1 Month. 65c TUESDAT. OCTOBER 1. Hit. Thanks to President Wilson, Women Are To Be Included In the Word "Democracy" The President Finds Time to Fight Here At Home for Keal Democracy, That It May Include the Women of This Country, One-half the Population. Of all the good news that you read today, the surrender of Bulgaria, the magnificent achievements of American sol diers, marching literally through miles of barbed wire and machine gun fire, you read nothing more important to the human race in the long run than President Wilson's state ment to the Congress of the United States yesterday. Of the President's address, already published in this newspaper, we print extracts here. They are taken from the most important speech as regards its effect on the future that has ever been made by a President of the United States, not excepting speeches declaring or ending war. In these extracts from President Wilson's speech is presented the right of the women of America, in argument that cannot possibly be denied, and that MUST result in passing the Federal Amendment giving political freedom and equality to women. These arguments, and appeals, unanswerable, come with all the more power and dignity from one who has done more than all other men in the United States combined for woman suffrage, and who has patiently, and long endured the an noyance of a very limited and very foolish branch of the suffrage movement. Bead the following extracts from the President's speech in Congress yesterday, and you will know that, without ques tion the word "democracy" is to include thetwpmen as well as the men in the United States. From President Wilson's Speech. I regard the concurrence of the Senate in the constitutional amendment proposing the extension of the suffrage to women as vitally essential to the successful prosecution of the great war of human ' ity in which we are engaged. I have come to urge upon you the considerations which have led me to ' that conclusion. Through many, many channels I have been made aware what the plain, struggling, workaday folk are thinking upon whom the chief terror and suffering of this tragic war falls. They are looking to the great, powerful, famous democracy of the West to lead them to the new day for which they have so long waited, and they think, in their logical simplicity, that democracy means that women shall play their part in affairs along side men and upon an equal footing with them. If we reject measures like this, in ignorance or defi ance of what a new age has brought forth, of what they have seen but we have not, they will cease to believe in us; they will cease to follow or to trust us. They have seen their own governments accept this interpretation of democracy seen old gov ernments like that of Great Britain, which did not profess to be democratic, promise readily and as of course this justice to women, though they had be fore refused it, the strange revelations of this war having made many things new and plain, to governments as well as to peoples. Are we alone to refuse to learn the lesson? Are we alone to ask and take the utmost that our women can give service and sacrifice of every kind and still say we do not see what title that gives them to stand by our sides in the guidance of the affairs of their nation and ours? We have made partners of the women in this war; shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and toil and not to a partnership of privilege and right? This war could not have been fought, either by the other nations engaged or by America, if it had not been for the services of the women services rendered in every sphere not merely in the fields of effort in which we have been accustomed to see them work, but wherever men have worked and upon the very skirts and edges of the battle itself. We shall not only be distrusted but shall deserve to be distrusted if we do not en franchise them with the fullest possible enfranchise ment, as it is now certain that the other great free nations will enfranchise them. We cannot isolate our thought and action in such a matter from the thought of the rest of the world. We must either conform or deliberately reject what they propose and resign the leadership of liberal minds to others. The women of America are too noble and too intelligent, and too devoted, to be slackers whether you give or withhold this thing that is mere jus tice; but I know the magic it will work in their thoughts and spirits if you give it them. I pro pose it as I would propose to admit soldiers to the suffrage, the men fighting in the field for our liberties and the liberties of the world, were they excluded. I tell you plainly that this measure which I urge upon you is vital to the winning of the war and to the energies alike of preparation and of battle. i And not to the winning of the war only. It is vital to the right solution of the great problems which we must settle, and settle immediately, 'Continued! Last Column.) LiiiiiiiiiiS fllaBMlmL BBBlBBSk ',W B iKf $9SBBBBBBBW jH "x SSBCSJWRR BBBBBBBBBBH f Mtm BBB BIiBBbVHbIiBBBBBBBBBbSG JVBBLIBBBBBBBBK BBBBBBBBBtaBBBBBBBBBLVr nHRJf BBBBBlBBBBBBBBBb BHB! The Hun-his Mark BLOT IT OUT Wl ith LIBERTY BONDS Beatrice Fairfax Writes of the Problems and Pitfalls of Especially for Washington the War Workers Women EnK.cf-d But Unlrtl7 Frlrnrtly. Dear Miss Fairfax: Several months ago I met a youris man whom I had not ern since I was ten years old I have been eo ing out with him every msht. and. am very much in Io. and imagine he thinks a Rreat deal of me. He tells me he has been ensa-ed to another girl for three years and expects to marry her some day. Uo you think I am dolns any harm In coins with him? I am sure he alo eoes about with other girls. Can he be very much In love with his future wife, and if so why does he take up my time and make me care for him? ANXIOUS. The only harm Is to yourself and your own peace of mind. Do you not think it looks as if the man In question were somethins of a flirt? He tells you he expectH to be married to another girl, yet he makes love to you and is atten tive to other girls. If he does these things before marriage, what do you think he is likely to do afterward? Congratulate your self that you are not the girl he bas honored with his doubtful choice. The Itoad To nlsamy. Dear Miss Fairfax: About two months ago I married an army officer but have kept It a secret from my people My hus band left for Krance ehortly after our marrlare. He told me to have TODAY'S TOPIC Questions and Answers. a cood time while he was away. I met a soldier from one of the near by camps two weeks after my hus band left, and he asked to call on me. I told him I was marrfed, but he called that evening and my mother fell in love with him at first sight. Shortly after he was given orders to so to France, and he asked me to marry him. but I refused: then he took me to my mother and arked her if he rould marry me when he camn back. And she gave her consent, and told me to say "Yes," so what could I do, and I l.ad to tell him "Yes." N'ow, Miss I'airfax, 1 love ntv husband, and I just don't know what to do If both of them come back. Will you please tell me what 1 am to Uo? A READER. It is almost unbelievahle that a girl could have written such a let ter seriously, and does she propose to marry the second man and serve a term for bigamy as the re sult of her wish to be accommo dating? If she is really married to the first man, why does she not show her marrlagp certificate to her mother and insure herself against further complications of this sort. What does she think of marriage anyhow, that it la no more serious than dropping into a movie or ordering a glass of ice cream soda? She will be promis ing to marry a third man if she persists In being so accommodating. A Friend and Xothtng- Mwa DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I have been going round with a nice soldier for the past five weeks. Lately he went to France. I have receHed several letters from him. In these he always speaks of love, and asks me if I could ever learn to love him? When I answer him I say nothing about love, but write him nice friendly letters. I do not love him but like him a a friend and nothing more Should I continue to write him In this manner, or should 1 stop en tirely' CONSTANCE Don't you think it would be more honest to let the young soldier know that you regard him only as a friend, and are not at all in love with him? If he wishes to con tinue the correspondence on these terms it would be kind to keep on writing to him. Personally, I am one of those hundred per cent pa- troite who believe in doing all one can for the man in uniform. A Boy's Letter. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am only eighteen and hardly know the meaning of love. Two months ago I met a girl and went about with her for several weeks and told her I was In love with her and she aeemed to care a great deal for me. I always thought that there was someone else she cared for more than she did for me. Gradually she began to act strange ly, and I thought I had been self ish In going there so often and keeping other fellows away, so gradually she slipped away from me and didn't seem to want me to come there any more. I haven't heard from her for some time, and I am terribly anxious to make up. If she will let me know I will un derstand immediately. CHARLIE. I would write the girl a nice let ter and explain the circumstances just as you have explained them to me and then if she refuses to "make up" I am afraid you will have to abide by her decision. However, I shouldn't be downcast, eighteen is very young and you may fancy a dozen girls before jou settle down and inarr.', thougu perhaps it doesn't stem that way now. By EAEL GODWIN. Jnst a little space today, bnt quite enough to reiterate a strong protest against onr antique license laws. Tha District of Columbia should be a model community and its laws should be 1918 model, at least. In respect of its license laws, it retains the flavor of the middle ages, when the strongly armed men of the gated cities descended from the walls and stripped the merchant of a large part of his wares before he was allowed to do business in that burgh. There is every reason why we should demand govern ment inspection and regulation of many of our enterprises, but no reason why the license fees should be so large. For instance, food peddlers should not be required to pay licenses, although they should be required to obtain per mits after they have been examined. As long as they con duct their'business properly they should be allowed to sell food as cheaply as possible, without, any unnecessary extra expense such as licenses. There is no valid reason why hotels and boarding houses should pay a heavy license fee, for they immediately take it out of their guests' pockets. There is no reason for heavy fees for testing scales. Such tests are for the benefit of the public at large and should be done by the govern ment free. That is, the expense of testing should be dis tributed over all the taxpayers. We have a long list of license fees, complicated and absurd. What we should have is a general.inspection, to be followed, by a permit from the authorities. When the enterprise fails to live up to the standards, close it up but don't rob it at the start. I HEARD AND SEEN Bet Your Money On the U. S. A. MISS GRACE L. "V7ILKINS be lieves that street sweeping should be done earlier in the day. "Between the hours of 8 and 9 a. tcu," she says, "hundreds of peo ple are on tbei way to work, and the germ-laden dust of the streets is swept into their faces. No doubt, the germ ox Spanish influenza obeys the laws of gravitation and would be harmless if left underfoot or swept away before crowds axe oa the street" a West to the Capitol yesterday to see the bis show. Drawing' the draft numbers and the Presidents suf frage speech were big enougn fea tures for one day, at least. Never saw so much rank and fuss and feathers. Over In the drawing room nearly all the dignity of the united States was present. On my way In X stumbled over SECRE TARY DANIELS, but I had my hands full of keys and pennies and car tickets and couldnt shake hands. GEtf. PEYTON MARCH, with his four stars, looked like a general. And right here, I am glad to say that newspaper men all over tne world will tell you that nowhere In ti war has there been so satisfac tory an explanation of the day's events as the interviews given to newspapers by the Chief ot Staff. m Back to the Capitol with LARRY HILLS and others, and got into the elevator along with ADMIRAL SAM McGOWAN, who was convoying two daughters of Postmaster General Burleson. The young women were In sailor clothes, with sailor hats. p m w Among those present In the Senate galleries were DUDLEY FIELD MA LONE and DORIS STEVENS. nnh TTnw swelled no I am! The Chief Justice ot the Supreme Court tnnir nfT his hat and bowed to me yesterday wBen I was walking down Massachusetts avenue wiw jt-nni MATTHEWS. .TFRRY thinks the salute was for him. Can't settle the dispute with-. out a Supreme uonrt aecision. A Host Peculiar Incident In the Lire of Hiss Kelly. (From the Gibson, Mass., Press). Miss Dorothy Kelly was knocked unconscious by a brick falling from a building on Main street. When she revived she was 17 years old and lived at 44 Lenox avenue. CAPT. HARRY A. TAYLOR, of the Intelligence, looks splcK ana span In his brand new uniform. Walked down to the office this morning at 8:46. Not that I like to walk, but my embonpoint requires It. Girls, soldiers, and war workers were hustling to their work. I was walking down Twelfth street from N to the Avenue. I counted exactly eight machines passing down with a lonely chauffeur. The true South ern hospitality for which Washing ton was once famed' la now most conspicuous by its absence, although there are Isolated cases ot manners. I occasion ally stop myself and load up my car whea the exigencies ot space permits. AH the District Banding today mourns for ALBERT JUDGES, one of the best men that fever the auditor's office had on Its rolls. His funeral Is held today. He leaves behind him literally a host of friends who loved him. Rode ever to the Senate Offlee building In the subway with Sena tor Hale of Maine. He doesn't look any older than I do. At least I don't think he does. He had a frown on his face, a hunch to hi shoulders, and reminded me ot noth ing so much as Atlas carrying the cares of the world on his back. Buck up. Senator! Things are not always what they seem. Then I went over to the House. Saw JIMMY NOURSE -In tha Press gallery looking breezy in a new suit and the S. O. 8. (Same old smile). Looked for Brother STEW, but he was down stairs consorting with his consomme, clnb, which has a select membership of three. Or Is It four? Anyway, he wont let ma Join. NICK LONGWORTH is balder than he was five years ago. At least it seems so to me. Does any one remember? Saw a great many other things, but space forbids the telling. It was quite an adventure. Who remembers about the cigar store man who wouldn't conduct a reading room for soldiers? He looks very contrite these days. Perhaps he learned something since I wrota the story. He might be forgiven If he sends a million cigarettes for the; boys "over there." 'GENE EVANS drops In to point out that a certain building on Thir teenth street. In the 800 block; has been vacant two years, and that he believes it would house a score of war workers. Good enough, 'Gene. Drop a line to the Housing Bureau at 1321 New York avenue. They will probably tell you they have the building on their list. You know ALL the va cant buildings will be grabbed soon er or later. SOSGS OF A DAT LOTTO DKJJJ. De cMmney'e fallln down And de roof J eorin in, I ain't got long round litre to rmta. But de angels watches orr no When I lavs doten to Hero In te Ixttle old log cabin in dt Ian. Thanks to President Wilson, Women Are To Be Included In the Word "Democracy" (Continued from First Column.) when the war is over. We shall need then in our vision of affairs, as we have never needed them before, the sympathy and insight and clear moral instinct of the women of the world. The prob lems of that time will strike to the roots of many things that we have not hitherto questioned, and I for one believe that our safety in those question ing days, as well as our comprehension of matters that touch society to the quick, will depend upon the direct and authoritative participation of women in our counsels. We shall need their moral sense to preserve what is right and fine and worthy in our system of life as well, as to discover just what it is that ought to be purified and reformed. Without their counselings we shall be only half wise.