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WOMEN LOSERS
IN HOUSE VOTE
Equal Suffrage Amenta! Is
Defea.aJ, 2J4 to '74
SPIRITED DEB.JE PRESIDES
Democratic Majority Leader " OScz
Resolution, Declaring Quest.un Is
One For States Rather Than uation
to Settie —Suffragists Appear Well
Satisfied With First Teat Vote nd
Announce That Fight Will Cont.nue.
Washington, Jan. 13.—The Mondell
resolution proposing an amcndiiic.it to
the federal constitution granti g to
women the right to vote in a-1 the
states was deleated in the house by a
substantial vote.
Of the 378 members present 204
voted against the resolution ?. d 174
for it. Woman suffrage, theyeiore,
polled just 16 votes less than a ma
jority of the full membership of the
lower branch of congress.
The resolution lacked 78 votes o
the total necessary for its adoption,
two-thirds of the house being required
on an constitutional amendment.
Woman suffrage did not make as
good a showing in the house as the
prohibition amendment, which was de
feated in that body a month or so ago
by 61 votes. The prohibition amend
ment polled three more than a ma
jority of the members present.
The defeat for woman suffrage did
not cause any surprise in Washington.
It has been known for a week that the
resolution would be rejected by an im
pressive vote. This was confidently
claimed by the antis and conceded by
the spokesman of the suffragists.
With the exception of the Progres- ;
sives in the house there was no
partisan line on the resolution. Re
publicans and Democrats divided on;
the proposal without regard to their
political affiliations. Many of the lat
ter though refused to follow President
Wilson's view that woman's suffrage
was a state not a national issue. The
Democrats from the south voted
against the resolution almost to a man.
They were held in line in opposition
by cry of states' rights.
The suffragists are not cast down
by their defeat. They insist that the
battle has only begun. Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, who sat through the
debate, made this statement:
"Women's suffrage will be an issue
in ihe presidential campaign of 1916.
This is assured by the vote and de
bate. Suffragists rejoice even though
the vote is adverse because it means
that politicians can no longer ignore
this question."
Of the 174 who voted for suffrage 85
were Democrats, 71 Republicans and
18 Progressives. The 204 who voted
against giving the ballot to women
were made up of 169 Democrats and
35 Republicans.'
In the principal speech for suffrage
Representative Mondell, author of the
resolution, said:
"The stupid and threadbare argu
ment that the exercise of the elective
franchise will have an unfavorable ef
fect upon the character of women, ex
pose them to undesirable contact, de
stroy the finer fiber of the sex and put
in jeopardy their natural charm has
been utterly refuted by the experience
ef every state and nation which has
enfranchised its women. If political
methods anywhere are brutalizing and
contaminating they ought to be
remedied in the interest of all the peo
ple and the most effective remedy is
to be found in the enfranchisement
of women."
Majority Leader Underwood op
posed federal woman suffrage on the
ground that it would interfere with
the rights of the states.
"The Democratic party has not been
silent on this question," said Mr. Un
derwood. "It has not attempted to say
what should be done in California, or
in New York, or in Alabama. It has
not been said that women of any state
in the Union should not have the right
to exercise the right of the privilege
of the franchise, but it has been said
that this question must be settled by
the individual states and not by the
national government.
> "This right of suffrage is going to
move just as fast as the conditions of
the people who seek this privilege war
rant them in exercising it. If you try
to drive it faster than that you court
disaster and the wreck and ruin of
some portions of the country."
Progressive party support was
voiced by Representative Kelly of
Pennsylvania.
"There is no reason," he said, "why
the woman suffrage problem should be
met piecemeal and fractionally. There
is no reason why it should be decided
in forty-eight different places. It
should be decided once and for all here
in Washington. The blackguard, the
thief, the unconvicted scoundrel of
every kind walks up and casts his bal
lot, but the American woman must
stand aside."
Evangelist Arrested.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 13.—Wesley
Fleming of Rocksburg, 0., revivalist
and evangelist, and Sadie Jamison of
Coombs, Ritchie county, W. Va., al
leged "spiritual" husband and wife,
have been separated. Fleming is under
arrest, charged with violating tha
Mann white slave act. - x
A BLIND MAN'S j
FIGHT
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1914. by t.ii- McCli"-*-
Nf-wspaper S.. nu. ..
w nuuiii uoubi tin- .<.- - ugui i
duel that ever look place n. i.u- . : u. .
Stales occurred ut 1. ui . . .\ Si.
many years ago. !t >c so\eru!
..ears previous to ihe h/si i'aciue i..,.
road and while yei evv,\ puuiid <
goods going the far west h.iil to i.
haiik d ar• •; me great p.ums u
freight wagons or sent around i a, t
Horn by s
Two men in a Rogers t \: ibaii omit
fell in lot e with the s ime .t i I .u >..io i
Fe. Due was s.n Aiu on n.. .a d .i.t .
Ilines. an 1 t'it* oilier is a in.l iao.ni
ed luexi an. vb was simply known as
Don. The girl was a half 1 reed, and
none qf us outside me t-wo rivuia
thought her worth fighting over
The affair had gone on for seven or
eight months before the outbade
came. We were in Mania Fe. uiuu.uu
ready for a start oast, v.-ffeu ihe . :;i
-ca one evening npproat d a U.v i.e
side which Hines sat alone and inn-w
a package of powder on the
With a leap aside he escaped conse
quences. but Jack Hines was blinded
for life. It was a contemptible thing
to do, and but for the civil authorities
the Mexican would have been lynch
ed. As it was, he was kicked and
beaten and bounced out of camp. A
day or two later, as the girl had gone
back on him. he tried to carry her off
by force, but had to let her go when
she stabbed him. Hines depended on
her pity in his misfortune, but she
ca'mly told him that a blind husband
would be of no use to ber and laughed
his tears to scorn. He bad a relative
in the city and was taken in and cared
for, while the Mexican crossed the Rio
Grande for a time. Jt was a year later,
and Jack's old outfit and all his friends
happened to be in Santa Fe again
when Don returned. lie had grown
uglier and meaner in the twelve
months. We would have picked a fuss
with him and shot him down, but Jack
Hines had no sooner heard of his pres
ence than he said:
"Boys, you must arrange for a duel
I shall never rest content until I have
killed that Mexican!"
"But you are blind!" we protested.
"Never mind that. I must fight him
and kill him. blind or not. and the
whole of Santa Fe shall look on!"
When we found that he would have
It so we carried a challenge to Don and
also asked the authorities to let us
have a public duel. Some weak ob
jections were made, but they yielded
the point. A fight of some sort was
an hourly incident, and duels came off
two or three times a week
"Yes. I will meet the Americano." he
said, "nnd I will slice and cut and
prick for one hour by the watch before
1 give him the grand finish! The crowd
that looks on will see some of the finest
knife play ever shown on this side of
the river. Tomorrow at noqn. eh? I
will be as prompt as the sun!"
You may believe that when the re
port spread about there was a great
excitement. It was generally believed
that the blind man would fall an easy
victim, but even bis best friends said
that he had better die with a knife iu
his hand than to live in a helpless
state the rest of his life. To three or
four Jack confided his belief that he
would triumph. His hearing had be
come as acute as a fox's, and he
would make his ears see for him. He
was in perfect health, had the nerve
nnd courage of a lion and he believed
he had a chance.
At high noon of an August day over
4,000 people, many of whom were wom
en, assembled on the smooth turf to
witness the strange combat. A ring of
ropes was formed, and the spectators
formed another. It was to be a duei
with knives, and seconds nnd a referee
were appointed. After each five min
utes there was to be a rest. Foremost
among the spectators was the girl who
had caused it all. and she was free to
say she didn't care who triumphed.
Each man was allowed to wrap his left
arm in a serape or cloak, ami all cheer
ing or advising was forbidden. The
blind man was pale faced and nervous
as the fight began, but his hard shut
teeth told of the determination in his
heart. The Mexican was all bows and
smiles and confidence, and as he was
known to be an adept with the knife a
groan went about the circle as the two
stepped forward to open the fight.
That duel was something to be re
nembered for all time. From the blind
man's movements no one could have
told that he was sightless. For four
five-minute rounds they fought with
only a few trifling scratches on either
side, but if there was any advantage
it was on the side of the American.
who had the full sympathy of the
crowd, Mexicans and all. When they
came out for the fifth round Don wink
ed and chuckled and said it was time
he began slicing ears off. ITines had
located his man in a hair's breadth,
and as they faced each other the Amer
ican leaped forward like a flash, caught
the knife on his and threw it to the
left, and the next instant his own blade
had found the heart of the rnan who
had blinded him. We who were only
five feet away could not follow the
movement, so swiftly was it made, but
it was a successful one and. of course,
ended the fight. Hines told me that
during the fight he seemed to see every
move and motion made by the other
and from tile first felt sure of victory.
A public purse amounting to over a
thousand dollars was raised for him on
the spot, and about five hundred was
subsequently added, and he was sent
east to somo Institution and is today a
teacher of the blind and a man too ten
der hearted to kill a fiy.
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Copyright. 1914. by American Press Association.
ROME, Jan. 19. —Pope Benedict
XV has addresse to all prelates and
priests of Europe e prayer for peace.
It follow
"Appalled by the horrors of war
into which peoples and nations have
been plunged to their ruin, we seek
refuge in your heart, O Jesus, as the
only place of safety.
"From you, merciful God, we
implore a cessation of this immense
and cruel hecatomb. From you, King
of Peace, we desire a place to which
we may hasten with our woes.
"From your divine hearth you
irradiated charity on earth in order
that every dissension might be re
moved and that only peace should
reign among men.
' 'While on earth, you had throbs
of the tenderest compassion for hu
man misfortunes.
"May your heart be moved once
WINDmLL BATTERED BY SHELLS.
Photo by American Press Association.
The famous windmills of the low countries have suffered in the recent
battles.
Her Mean Brother.
She—Aline's twin brother annoys her
dreadfully. He —How? She —You see,
everybody knows they are twins, and
poor Aline can't pass for only twenty
four because he tells people he's thir
ty!— Exchange.
THE I<OT
more in this hour so grave for us; re
plete with hatreds so fatal and car
nage so horrible.
"Have pity on so many mothers in
agony over the fate of their children
on unfoitunate Europe, over which
such a calamity impends.
"Inspire, Jesus, the rulers of peo
ples with counsels of tenderness to
settle the dissensions which are lace
rating nations, so that once more men
will exchange the kiss of peace.
"We appeal to you, who at the
price of your blood made them bro
thers, as one day at the imploring
cry of save us, Lord, or we are lost,
you answered by calming the gale, s<>
miy you answer to our confiding
prayer today by restoring peace ami
tranquillity in this world.
"You, too, most holy Virgin, as
in other trying times, help us, proteci
us, save us."
Two Puzzles.
Mrs. Bowns—How do you expect me
to buy things for you to eat if you
don't give me any money? Mr. Bowns
—And how do you expect me to earn
money for you if I don't get anything
to eat?— New York Journal.
Are Foxes Vegetarians?
Foxes hp not generally accredited
with vegHfarian Instincts fon never
see tfleir trucks, hs vnu see those ot
rabbits, around a young oak tree shoot
which has been nibbled down to th
tough stem But Aesop evtdenti
thought I'.ierwise when he wrote Ill
fable ot tin -our grape.-. and there i
plenty ot Te-tiuuuix that *.
right ho\.- d. cat wild grapes
'una? observer- nave testified cum
Ing a considerable wax t<; get the
and prohabu at tunes tuey eat hep- •
and perhaps apples i hav t found th
tracks, at an. rate beneath up
trees I have also been confident!* a
sured that thex eat the persimmon- I
Virginia, that the *or houn dnwgs
now boxv good this fruit Is. tin) and i
you wish to find the very best lee ire
take a "daxvg' with you. - Waite
Prichard Eaton iu Harjxer's Magazine
A Famous Warhorse.
The following inscription marks
grave at Strathtieldsaye f Wellington s
famous charger. Copenhagen, which
died in 1535 at the ripe old age of twen
ty-seven. This charger was buried with
military honors:
God's humble instrument, though meanei
clay.
Should share the glories ot that glorious
day.
Copenhagen. It might be mentioned
was the grandson of the mighty Eclipse
and Wellington paid £4OO for him.
powers of endurance were marvelous
"I rode him." said Wellington, "at the
battle of Waterloo frotn 4 in the morn
ing until midnight. If he fed It was in
the standing corn aod as 1 sat in toe
•addle."—London Globe.
supplant the low bodices of the winte*
season, say the fashion makers.
"Women of fashion are showing
preference for this robe de tailleur, and
it is destined to great popularity this
season," says the bulletin. "The smart
est style will be in white, although
shades may be worn. It will be in
great demand for traveling because of
Its adaptability to traveling conditions.
"The shirt waist has outlived its
popularity.
"Fine serge, gabardine, silk cash
mere, satin cloth, faille, taffeta and
poplin are all popular and suitable ma
terials for the new garment. The
shades include the new sand and putty
and numbers of others, but for Calk
fornia and the south white will pre
dominate.
"The style may include any adapta
tion -of a flaring skirt and a long, close
fitting sleeve, with a short jacket ef
fect bodice to be worn with an adjust
able guimpe with or without a high
collar.
"The high stock collar will be in de
cided evidence again next spring, but
that is only another fashion caprice
that demands a low neck for fall and
winter and a high neck for spring and
summer."
WOULD DIVERT POOR BOYS.
Schiff Bays Pranks of Rich Youths Are
Called Larceny In East Side.
Mortimer L. Schiff appealed to the
young men of the east side at a meet
ing In the Straus auditorium of the
Educational alliance, New York, to
work together to keep young boys
from joining the east side gangs. They
Said the extension of the Big Brother
movement was the best means of off
setting gang allurements.
"When we first started to take note
of boys who went wrong," said Mr.
Schiff, "we called them 'little crim
inals.' Later we adopted the name of
•Juvenile delinquents.' Both titles are
defective.
"As a matter of fact, the boyish spir
its of our youngsters demand an out
let If the youngster is well to do
and goes to college he may steal a bar
ber pole and be excused. It is forgiv
en as a college prank. But if he is a
poor boy and steals a peanut then we
call it flarceny' and lock the boy up.
Probably In his act he was having fun
In the most exciting way he could find.
We must find him new ways.
"Don't preach at the boys, but take
them to baseball games and look In at
their homes and try to make their
homes so the boys will want to be
there instead of away from there
night I hardly ever see a boy in
court but that I'd like to have his par
ents there in his stead."
SEE WAR IN TIBER FLOODS.
Superstitious Romans Connect Inunda
tion With Coming Conflict.
The Tiber river, which has been
swollen by persistent rains, threatens
to overflow its banks. The lower por
tions of Rome were flooded and water
covered the bridge spans. The floods
caused IO6S of life iu one of the sub
urbs.
The superstitious Romans connect
the inundation with war. They recall
the floods of 1870 and fear a repetition.
At Valmontone. twenty-eight miles
from Rome, eight houses collapsed
owing to a subsidence of the soli. For
ty persons were buried in the ruins.
Four dead bodies have been taken out
Twelve injured and eight nniijured
person* harp been rescued.
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The Women of Belgium.
No one can travel in Belgium with
out being struck by the extraordinary
activity and prominence of the women.
Over the doors of shops of all descrip
tions the name of the owner or owners
Is frequently followed by "Sisters" or
"Widow." You find them proprietors
of hotels and restaurants. They are of
ten custodians of the churches. They
are employed to tow the boats along
the canal banks. They cut up the meat
in the butchers' shops, and th'y are
even to be noticed shoeing horses at
the forge.—Liverpool Mercury.
CHICAGO TO AID UNEMPLOYED
Mayor Suggests Naming of Five Men
to Find Jobs.
Mayor Harrison asked Charles G. ,
Dawes to take up with the commission
on unemployment the appointment of
five employers to work out a plan for
providing immediate work for those
out of jobs. Mr. Dawes suggested that
! work could be found cleaning factory
yards.
The suggestion was made to the
mayor that he appoint a commission of
five to devise ways to provide Jobs at
50 or 75 cents n day.
Mr. Dawes mentioned Cyrus H. Mc-
Cormlck, James A. Patten. E. J. Buf
fington nnd E. H. Gary as the type of
men he would recommend for the com
mission proposed to the mayor, who
said he would appoint such a body if
it would not interfere with that nav
existing.
489,733 In French Hospitals.
The precise number of wounded
treated at French hospitals between
Sept. 15 and Nov. 30 was 489.733. ac
cording to a report submitted by M.
Troussalnt, chairman of the army com
mittee to the chamber of deputies. Of
this total 2.4S per cent died.
A Domestic Disturbance.
The trouble began with a tea fight.
The milk was sour, the cake cut up,
and the sugar fell out with the tonga.
The spoons clashed, and the tabla
groaned. The fringes on the dolliea
sna Fled. and the crackers snapped. Tha
easy chairs were soon up in arms, and
even the clocks did not agree. Thlnga
were no better In the kitchen. Tha
pitchers were all set by the ears and
stuck out their Hps. while the teapot
and kettle poked their noses into every
thing. The range was redhot, which
made the saucepan look black and final
ly boil over. The bells started jangling,
all the pickles and preserves in the
cupboard were Jarred, and there were
any number of scraps In the refrig
erator and meat safe. Naturally when
the mistress of the house reached th
scene of disorder the cook was put out
—Judge.
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It Changed Hie Mind.
A switching engine prevented a Chi
cago man from committing suicide the
other day. With u rope around his
neck and fastened to the rails of tha
Rock Island railroad he was crawling
between the ties, prepared to jump
from a viaduct when a switehinr zar
glne came along and cut the rope As
he had lost his chance of hanging lm
self, he thought betisr of his proji
Good Advice.
"What would you say," said ths
prophet of woe, "If 1 were to tell yon
that in a very short space of time all
the rivers in this country would dry,
up?"
"I would say," replied the patient
man, "go and do thou likewise."—
Stray Stories.
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Laughed and Won.
When the British were storming
Badajoz the Duke of Wellington rode
up and, observing an artilleryman par
ticularly active, inquired the man's
name. He was answered "Taylor."
"A very good name too," said the
duke. "Cheer up, my men! Our Tay
lor will soon make a pair of breaches
in the walls!"
At this sally the men forgot their
danger, a burst of laughter broke from
them and the next charge carried the
fortress.—London Answers. 7 }
Bullet Wounds.
The entrance wound caused by the
modern small arm bullet is not a
grewsome spectacle. It is small, and
its appearance has been compared to
that produced by the bite of a certain
parasite insect. Often there is bo£
little external bleeding, but this is not
to be taken as a danger signal, at
, might be popularly supposed.—London
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