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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840
OTTAWA JOURNAL
. Established 1880.
FREE TRADER-JOURNAL
THE WEATHER.
Little change tonight.
Friday fair and warmer.
VOLUME ..--NO. 170.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. THURSDAY, .! UNI 14, 1917.
PlilCE, TWO CENTS.
ASK OTTAWA TO RAISE 530,000 FOR EN1SM HP"" m
imcqimh Den pddcc nncurwini AT PUBLIC IMNC! sml m
PHAPTFR AT SFNFPA IQ ilifMlfl All OfTO Olimi
FORMED YESTERDAY I
" 'FOR CLAIM AGAINST
START CAMPAIGN SANITARY DISTRICT
NATION WIDE MOVEMENT WILL
BE MADE TO RAISE VAST SUM
NEARLY ONE HUNDRED MEM
BERS SECURED AT INITIAL
MEETING IN SENECA.
"Raise $3n,tii it for til,; American Red
Cross orguni:;ation"-ihat's the tele
gram received lit re by meimicrs of
the Ottawa Ki ll Cross in L;;ini.;, ion.
'Ilio big dr,ve i'di' tho money will be
Ctnltetl licit lU'iil and members of
tin- thico units f t, ott.iw:, ,h;ip
it-r will try uiiil raise thin amount.
It in doubtful, In, never, if thai ,'imoutit
'.'in lit! raised Millie this tliy lias n.it
taken hoid of ;lie work in the man
III?!' that (.the,' cities have.
President hi.-on F. Richardson, of
fie Ottawa chapter, will have the
reins in charge, and every man. wow
an and child in the city will lie ex
pcrted to do their "hit." it is prob
able that the Ked Cress pins will he
given to each person who contributes.
rneci'i-r of the lied Crass organ
ization will he held Friday by the
in.ns, at which time plans will be
further formulated. Mrs. K. 11. Ilut
terfleld and Mrs, W. F. Carr. who have
lieeu fostering the lied Cross work,
and the various departments of fie
Ottawa Woman's club will work un
ceasingly to reach this mark.
In 1 4i Sulle merchants have pur
chased pages of advertising, telling
the people of the work of the Ki.nl
Cross and urging them to do their
"bit."
Senf.a Organizes.
Seneca. 111., June 1 1.--(Special!
At the meeting yesterday afternoon
at the lMtninland theater, the Seneca
chapter of the American Ked ( ross
organization wits formed. Mrs. K. II.
Hutterlield and Alts. W. F. Carr, of
Ottawa, were piescnt ui. tlie inciting
and help in the oi ionization.
Kev. Il:tner, pastor of St. Patrick's
church, wns named (liainnan and
ninety seven iiienibi l ; were .ecnreil.
According to the Oilawa oll'ioirl:,
pieser.t, this is tile largest member
ship ever secured at, one mccCng. ,
'I be oi naniiit ion will be known n
the Sene. a chapter and wiil be a part
or the Ottawa Kei! Cue r. 'I bey w ill
neet every Tuesday in the ltii;.hs
of Columbus hall here Six so win t
machines have been donated for t'.ie
work of making garments, anil il is
expected that manv will be received.
r.evorul ineinbeis ol tlie :-c!'riu
paliiv aticn will conn- to Ottawa I
day to view the wolk being done
(bo units tliere.
or ;
MISS ANNA TAYLOR
IS BRIDE OF DEER
PARK FARMER
This morning at S o'clock
Miss
Anna Taylor, daughter of Mr.
Mrs. John Taylor, of Ibdleville,
and Thomas Shiiughnessy, of
Park township, were united in
rlage at St. Patrick's church,
and
, ill
Deer mar
Rev. M. A. Quirk olllcialing.
The bride was attired In a salmon
colored suit and wore a white pic
ture hat. The young couple were
unattended. A nuptial high mass was
sung.
Miss Taylor has been employed the
past year us house keeper for Rev.
M. A. Quirk and Is very popular
among Iter friends in this city. Fol
lowing the ceremonies a four course
wedding breakfast was served at, the
residence of Rev. M. A. Quirk, Im
mediate friends of the young couple
were in Attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Shsutghnessy left for
Itellevllle, III., to spend their honey
moon. They will reside In Deer
Park township, where Ihe groom Is en
gaged In fanning.
SEC. BAKER CONFIRMS
ROCKFORD WAR SITE
Washington, D. C, June ll-(Spe
Hal)- Secretary of War linker an
nounced today the selection of Rock
ford, M for can.onnn nt camp
nols, for tho training of a pan
of llli -
nalicn's draft army.
Ottawa, 111., did not. receive tlie
sanction of the cent nil department
war oir.ojula for1 t'te cantonment site.
The cleverest of all devils Is oppor
tunity. Wleluud. '
I
MRS. EMMA KRIENKE SETTLES
56,000 DAM ACE SUIT FOR $3,224.
70 HOXIE DIVORCE IS NOW BY
DEFENDANT IN ORIGINAL OILL.
One of the pending suit:; of the mul
ti inle now waiting trial in the cir
cuit court with the Sanitary District
of Chicago a., di n nd.int has been iis-
po
As
d
of thin I lie sett I
lesuli Finma A.
.nine boilom l.,l
a
OV. IIS
Salle,
:l.7'
b, Ok!!.
The
is
to
i-airymg an
her credit
on
tin
liana s
Mil incut was perfected by
AC(:! lie).:
sol fur Al
inncan ami O ( t no: , i oun
s. Krienke, and altoriicvs
for i he Sanitary District, lu her suit
tiled seiei.il years ago Mrs. Krienke
a lied $i!,i -in in damages resulting
from oveillow and the suit has been
pendili!' since that time. Tim settle
ment of $:', 221.70 is chiiliied by lavv-e;-s
to have been a just an 1 eqiiit
aide one. All panics were content
villi the manner in which the pro
ceedings tet niinated.
A cheek for the amount w;.s paid
the woman in open court, who, in ' !t V
conmniiv with I hiiKba-id went I Subscribers
ou r ti the bank and plated the cash j
to t licit account. j
End Hoxic Divorce. ;
The l.ov.ell II. and Anna K. iloxie
'divorce case that ha.; remained tin -
'tried in the circuit court r.ince Mr.!
! Iloxie, whose homo is in Ottawa, tiled j
j his bill asking for maiital freed. tt)
upon rio'tinls of cnn-lty, was .t:na!l.v
;(lis)'OM! ol' yeslciday win n a decree
i was t nbred in favor .of the tlefend
; an! on a cross bill nlro hargiim i ru-,it,-.
j '1 he Iloxie:; wire married at .loliet
ion April I, l!)la. 'l"ie date of theit
i sepaiation is disputed in the two bills.
M r:i
N.,v
says
Iloxie allej'iM the husliip came
inker I. r.tl...
the e:eii-:tl ion
wliil Mr. I (oxie
occurrt d .Inniniry
t:
i HI.
In hi.; charges Mr. Iloxie ( laimr;! j
his wile irt ati d him cruelly and Home i
I .no"; re! used to prepare his meals I
Mi.;. Il
ie in her counter chafes, j
cotuplair.iiiil struck her in!
and on one occ;l,'ion choked
the l',e
hi '.
With
Mis. II
tl ! llb't
p, (11 OS.'
a uecri'lal
Vie the I, IS
; were put
l'lcior.
or.b r in in or ol
t ni i lie laniily
tin il
in Mr
their airing;
llov.ic's Inll
. hut friends
had been e!'-
the v.
ie Mied lor divorci
tl a roi onmllia, ion
airl the suit
nit i'"rnrds.
disappeared frnni
I. V. CLUB PROTESTS
i AGAINST DIVERSION
I OF STATE ROAD FUNDS
The legislative committee of the Il
linois Valley Manufacturers Club has
adopted the following resolution,
which in all probability will be ratifi
ed by the board of directors within a
short time:
! Whereas: The legislature of the
Statt! of Illinois has diverted $2,000,
lion of uulnniobilt! license fees from
'the appropriation for state aid roads
lo the funds for the use of the state
council of national defense, and
! "Whereas. In the opinion of the
'Illinois Valley Manufacturers Club
'nuei, ii inversion of funds awav from
' tin- nianniil and regular activities of!
4i i.,i i .i uiw.et',1 ruinl in lm ,iv.
! ponded as :in emergency nma'sure will
'be injurious to the interests of bust -
iness hoiise.i ail I manufacturing in -
Iduslrles of the Illinois Valley and the
Indite, and directly opposed to the ac -
iconic! principle that business during
' times of war should proceed ns nor -
nially as possible, therefore be it
I "Resolved: Thst this organization
! instruct Its executive secretary to no -
itify
!!. members of the etr shitnre
from La Salle and Piireau counties
'and (lovernor Lowilen that it strong
I ly disapproves of any such diversion
I of appropriations; and further that
it be necessary to raise additional
i funds for the u.io fo the defense board,
that such funds be raised by special
ituxPS imposed on nil classes of prop-
'...... I I ..... 01.11.0. ............. e
f (utt,eiljl 111 11 JIISL UIOI e'l'lotiiMO lllilllliei.
When yon marry her for her money I
isn't the only thin;,' Unit talks. Florid-:
Times -I'liion,
Itract'lets were worn by women
Mgypt Dt the time of the Pharaohs.
lu
OTTAWA'S TUTURE GLOWINGLY
PICTURED AT COURT HOUSE
GATHERING REVIEW CAM
PAIGN FOR $100,000 INDUSTRIAL
FUND.
The first general meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce was held in
the county court room last evening,
and it proved to lie a very enthusias
tic one.
When President Griggs ealled the
i.ieetini' to order at about h.i
clock upwards of one hum'.red mem
bers and people interested in Otta
wa's growth and welfare were on
hand to do their bit in making ine
meeting a success.
, .. ., i President Griggs in his opening re
" ' marks, briefly outlined the objects
Krienke. tth.iui(( or ln(, chamber of
ids Hour I-a j (.(,mm,,ITf, . sald he was more
additional $l- j than gratified at the splendid attend
ance which proved to him mat Ot
tawa mul its people were awake to
thi' necessity of all pulling together.
Mr. Grigg then presented Mr. C.
K Savlcr, of Waukegan, who has been
lu Ottawa for about a month with the
object in view of raising a industrial
fund (d $11)0,(101) for the purpose of
bringing factories to this city. He out
lined the plan of operation clearly
and concisely, lie cited Waukegan
as a city that lias shown remarkable
growth nince the introduction of a
plan similar to the one that the ( ham
her of Commerce
stands for in this
to the industrial fund
are asked only to pay 10 per cent, of
their subscription within tio days af
ter signing. The shares are one hun
dred dollars each and as factories are
secured the trustees who pass upon
the. credits of proposed factories
agreeing to make loans to them in
whatever amounts are necessary.
They will then ask the shareholders
to pay another 10 per cent or en'ough
to cover the money loaned to new in
stitutions, so that subscribers are amp
ly protected by real estate security
and at the same lime they are aiding
greatly in the development of Otta
wa's resources. If no factories are se-
curei
no runner payments are asupu.
Postmaster Dougherty said he was
enthusiastic for the plan, but ne want
oil to see the property owners anu
wealthy people to contribute a little
more generously to the fund, as it was
;l euaranteod business proposition and
not a begging one.
k porter was strongly in favor
()f n(, j)liin lin,i believed it to be the
best scheme ever inaugurated in tins
city.
II, I,. Ilossack thought the plan a
splendid one and thought, so well of
It that be contributed generously to
the ruinl.
Mr. Hrocktlt, president or the (.'.bent
Motor Co. was glad to see the people
of Ottawa get together and thought
the plan a most conservative one.
Win. Mulholland. Sr., was enthus
iast it: for the scheme and believed
with the resources at Ottawa's com
mand little diilieully In getting many
of Ihe best factories in this part or
the country.
J. 1,. Payne said he was glad to
see the people of Ottawa awake to
the development of its splendid re
sources, lie saw no reason why this
fund could not be raised in this city
with all the millions In the strong
boxes In' our banks.
I L. ('. Hrand thought the plan a wise
i one and the best evidence of his be
! lief in Its working was a good con
; triluition to the fund,
i Theodore Crol said he thought, no
belter plan could be devised hut he
i felt just now a. little worried fearing
i that the government might conn pel
him to go into Ihe grape juice
busl-
ness. but in any event he
would be
iRlad Id enroll his name as a subscriber
; to the fund.
I President Lueey of the llusiness
Men's Association felt very optimistic
)l was particularly gratilled to see
I the plan worked out to completion.
i He felt confident that the people of
Ottawa will respond when necessity
, vetpijres and he said with a fund of
1 $ I .' available there will bo no end
. U) I ne nu inner oi lacun ies iii.il nnmit
be secured.
S"cretary Farrell and Mr ('. K. Say
ler distributed cards nt the meeting
and a considerable amount was added
to the fund, which Is now not far
from the $."i(),nuo murk.
About. 20 mciiiheri volunteered their
services to act as a committee in help
ing raise the fund to $lou,oni), and to
day special activity was shown when
iniiny new subscribers Joined the
ranks of Industrial fund.
Chairman Griggs, before closing the
meeting exhorted everybody In Otta
"wa who wanted lo see Ihn city grow
und prosper to do their share toward
giving Mr. Sayler all posslblo Hupport
AN EXPENDITURE OF $65,000 IS
CONTEMPLATED OPEN AIR
TREATMENT WILL BE GIVEN
PATIENTS OF TUBERCULOSIS
SANATORIUM.
Members of the Board of Super
visors this morning were given their
first insight into the proposed build
ings for La Salle county's tuberculo
sis hospital. Jason P. Richardson, Jr.,
consulting architect, apieared before
the board with the plans for the
buildings mid outlined the work to be
carried on at tlie hospital. Kvery de
tail was elucidated in a most intelli
gent manner.
The present plans call for an ex
tienditure of $G5,0on, with a capacity
to take care of Hfty patients at the
start and with Utile ditllculty one han
dled could be given treatment.
The Bite for the building must have
at least ten acres of ground, with
plenty of good driuking
water and !
easy access .to public utilities, name
ly, electric lights, gait and water.
There will bo a dining room capa
ble of feeding seventy-live people.
The room will have a high ceiling
with plenty of light and fresh air.
The dining loom may be converted
into the aintiHeuifiit hall, where en
tritainmeiits will be given for the pa
tients. Open Air Shacks.
The patients wiil all be housed in
open-air shacks built in sections of
ten each. In cases where the inmates
are bed patients, placed in sections
wiih partitions, with an open front of
glass so that their beds may be
pushed out. into the air.
Lockers and dressing rooms ror the
patients are also provided in the
I lan;'.
There will he a laundry where all
of the clothing will be washed and
sterilized. Tlie laundry, under the
present plans, s'lould be a separate
part of the btii'.ding.
A spacious kitchen is provided for,
one that will amply take care of the
patients even at a time when loo are
being given treatment.
While provisions are made for med
ical laboratories and examining room,
it. will not be necessary that the ex-
I it 111 1 ii n t ton f tliti f'ritwltt iin tF tVw tin.
ticuts blood, sputum, etc., be made at
the county hospital. This work, it Is
stated might be done at some near
laboratories. Fifteen attendants will
be employed at the Institution.
The blue-prints of the buildings'
weio shown to the supervisors, fol
lowing Cio talk of Mr. Richardson.
GALVIN-GARLAND
WEDDING AT ST.
PATRICK'S CHURCH
Miss Catherine Calvin, daughter or
Mis. I'eter Calvin, of 12:t() W. Main
street, and Charles Curiam!, of Ice
land, wire united in marriage this
morning at 7:i!0 o'clock at St. Pat
rick's church. Kev. M. A. Quirk otlle
iat in.;.
The bridal couple were unattended,
following the ceremonies a suiuplu-
oils, lotir-rours
served nt tb
wedding breakfast, wan
'home of the bride's
nu t lie.'.
Tho bride is one of Ottawa's popu
lar young ladies. The groom has
been employ ed at. the ( linger bakery.
Mr. and Mrs. Carland are spending
(heir honeymoon In Chicago. They
will reside in this city.
OVER 600 KILLED IN AIR
RAIDS ON ENGLAND
London, June 14. The latest
German air raid in which 97
persons were killed and 439
wounded, was the most destruc
tive as regards human life ever
made. Since the first of Janu
ary, 1915, the Germans made
23 aerial attacks, kitting more
than 600 persons. The exact
number in killed and wounded
follows:
1915
Killed.
Injured.
January
19 4
May 31
June 6
June 10
6
24
16
August 9 14
August 12 6
August
Sept. 7
Sept. 8
October
17 10
13
20
13
.56
144
101
33
66
100
17
36
13
125
27
174
29
439
1916,
January 31
March 15
March 3 1 .
April 1 ..
May 2 ...
Augu&t 9 .
August 24
Sept. 2 .,
. .61
..12
..43
...14
. .36
.. 6
.. 8
2
..38
.,36
Sept.
Sept.
1917.
May
June
June
23
24
24
5 .
13
..76
. 2
.97
In reaching the goul of the $100,000
murk
FAILS FROM AUTO; GERMANY ARRAIGNED 01 WILSON,
7 YEARS OLD GEORGE mminc il c rm mm mm
PEPPLER MAY DIE
MOTHER AT BEDSIDE COMFORT
ING CHILD, LINGERING BE
TWEEN LIFE AND DEATH WITH
FRACTURED 8KULL TRIED TO
HOP MULHOLLAND TRUCK.
Seven years old George Peppier,
son of Mrs. Catherine Peppier, of 217
West Larayette street, is lingering be
tween life and death with a fractur
etl skull at Hybum hospital. While In
the act of attempting to hop a ride
on the Mumoltanii grocery u-uck ui
12:45 o'clock the youngster was
thrown violently to the pavement, ac
cording to a story told by William
Mulholland. The accident occurred
near the supreme court house on La
fayette street.
Young Peppier was rushed to Ry
burn hospital, where medical atten
tion was given him by Dr. T. W. Ilur
rows. Little hope is held for his re
covery. William Mulholland, driver
of the auto did not know the little lad
had been hurt. He saw him run be
hind the auto and presumed he had
hopped It. The ambulance was call
ed anil the youth taken to the hospital
by Officer Stevenson.
Examination revealed that a severe
fracture of the skull had been suffer
ed. It is presumed the youngster was
thrown head long on the pavement.
Mother at Bedside.
Made an orphan by the death of his
father a few weeks ago, the mother
of the littlo lad was at his bedside in
a ward in Ryburn hospital trying to
console and comfort him while he
cried in pain.
The little fellow left his mother
shortly after 12:150 and was on his
way to school when the auto sped by.
Anticipating that he could shorten
his route to school he endeavored to
hop on the auto.
William Mulholland is being quizzed.
by the police.
CATHOLIC DRYS TO
MEET IN J0LIET
More than Kin delegates will attend
the forty-sixth annual convention of
the Catholic Total Abstinence I'nion
of Illinois to be held In Joliel Sunday,
June IS.
The Rev. P. J. O'Callaglian, ol
Washington, 1). C, will preach the
sermon at. solemn high mass which
will be celebrated Sunday morning at
10:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church.
Visiting and .loliet priests will as
sist in the service. Sunday morning
which will formally open tho conven
tion. The Rev. T. F. Quinn, pastor of St
Mary's church, will preside at the
meeting.
The business sessii n will tane plan
Sunday afternoon at Si. .Mary's hall
Redlining at I : ''.' o'clock state busi
ness of tl'.e organization will be trans
acted. Al!iliated organizations will
be admitted to the session and ti.
the temperance rally to be held Sun
day evening at " o'clock.
Chicago speakers will address the
rally anil plans for temperance cam
paign work will be discussed.
Olllcers win) will lie in attendance
at the meet are the Rev. W. J. Kin
sella, of Chicago, spiritual director;
P. It. Flanagan, first vice president,
Chicago; Miss Alida O'Connor, sec
ond vice-president, Chicago; Miss
Anna McMananian,, tiiird vli-c-presi
dent, Chicago; Miss Mary I. Mickey.
Chicago, financial secretary; Miss
Mary Carey, treasurer, Chicago; Miss
Mary Carney, Chicago, editor, and
Miss Frances Martell, Chicago, serre
tary.
The IU. Ilev. II. .1. Muhlootl, bishop
of Ihe Rock ford diocese, will take pari
in the exercises.
JURY ACQUITS MAN
WHO KILLED CHICKEN
THIEF AT MORRIS
Morris. III., .lithe I I --(Special)
The coroner's jury in the case of A.
Kusku, who was shot while In the acl
of stealing chickens, returned a ver
diet yesterday nliernoon in llogan
son's pallors thai he came to hi!,
death .lune II or 12 by II bullet llred
f run i a. revolver in the hands of Wil
liam Dos.-y, while he was robbing
Iloss' chicken coop I loss was acquit
led. The slu t was llred In the dink
ne.-s with the sole object of frighten
ing whoever it might be away.
The Jury was composed or A. F.
Helen, foreman; John Huy, I'M. Frirk-
j son, 1). O. Johnson, W. T. Horns!, ,
I K;, and Sum Colin.
: C. Reunion was present represent-
i lug the Doss family.
Thousands of MoluituuieiliuiH know
tho Koruu by heart.
uliliiuu u, u, Liiiiii ill i u iff nil
WILSON'S DEFY
GERMANY.
TO
In this manner and with
these epochal words, President
Wilson closed his memorable
Flag Day speech this after
noon: "For us there is but one
hoite. We have made it. Woe
be to the man or group of men
that seeks to stand in our way
in this day of high resolution
when every principle we hold
dearest is to be vindicated and
made secure for the salvation
of all nations. We are ready
to plead at the bar of history,
and our flag shall wear a new
lustre. Once more we shall
make good with sur lives and
fortunes the great faith to
which we were born, and a
new glor- shall shine in the
face of our people.
WILL BE READY TO START WORK
FOR NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHT
& TRACTION CO. BY JUcY 1
NEW RAILS AND TIES WILL BE
PLACED.
Contractor W. L. Cuminings, of Chi
cago, who has the task of installing
the conduits for the Northern Illinois
Ltaht & Traction Co., Riid the erec
tion of the steel poles for the local
car line, was in Ottawa y.isteruay
afternoon making arrangements to
start tlie work.
Owing to a delay in securing the
fire brick conduits, Mr. Cummings
has been unable to start the work at
tint time he wished. The apparatuses
used in the work and Implements will
be shipped to this city the later part
of next week, lie hopes lo start on
the Job not later than July 1, accord
ing to Ihe announcement made yes
terday. Expend Large Sum.
I:, will cost, the Northern Illinois
Light. Traction Co. in the neigh
borhood of $XO,uo0 to make all of their
improvements on the lights and the
street, car line.
I'nder the present arrangements
larce shipment of steel rails bus been
received which will be installed in
places reipiirinu better tracks. In
cases where the Intel -urban line uses
the local line all heavy rails will be
Placed.
New Ties Heie.
A large shipment of new tits have
been received in this city for instal
lation by the N. I. I.. &. T. Co. New
ties will be placed turnout, Mm en
tire area of track in the pavement dis
trict. Cummings to Bring Laborers.
Fearing that, a shortage of labor
would impede liini in his contract. Mr.
Cumniinns will bring forty men with
him who have been employed me year
round. These men understand the
work and can do much belter than a
new man l'inplo nient. However,
will probably be given to any Ottawa
man requiring work.
DRAFT EVADERS ARE
FREED AFTER FIXING
NAMES TO TICKETS
Frank Coldolf. former Cedar Point
man, who made a vain attempt to reg
ister over a week after the day set
aside for that purpose by the govern
ment, won his point Inst night when
Sheriff Davis was apprised by the de
partment of Justice to permit hitn to
sign a regis) rut ion card and go upon
his way without further punishment.
(Jotidolfe was placed under arrest
Tuesday night and was held at. the
county Jail.
At the same Mm Peter Mtissalo,
of ('.raiid Rapids township, was shown
federal clemency when he was per
mitted to sign bis curd after serving
two hours in Jail.
'Ihe instructions from Washington
informed Sheriff Davis that It, was all
right to permit regis! ml Ion of men
who were innocent in their neglect,
but In cases where the failure was
premeditated Immediate arrests
should follow. Men ho held can be
released on heavy bonds und then
held to Ihe grund jury.
MM
ARRANGE IRK
ON '
TELLS PEOPLE WHY WE
ART AT ODDS WITH
BERLIN
RECITES INTRIGUES
VICIOUS PRACTICES ARE DE
NOUNCED BY PRESIDENT IN
FLAG DAY ADDRESS AT FOOT
OF FAMOUS WASHINGTON
MONUMENT.
Washington, I). C, June 14 In a
momentou speech In which ho bitter
ly blamed German war lords for
j strangling the entire world into bat-
I tie for their very existence, President
i
Wood row Wilson today outlined hla
reasons for the United States being
I at odds with the Berlin government.
The address was delivered at the
foot of the famous Washington monu
ment before a crowd that filled every
inch of available space within hear
ing distance of the president's voice,
in his arraignment of Germany and
its aims President Wilson said: -1
My Fellow Citizens: We meet
to celebrate Flag Day because this
flag which we honor and under
which we serve is the emblem of
our unity, our power, our thought
and purple as a nation, it has
no charter than that which we
give It from generation to genera
Ron. The choices are ours. It
floats in majestic silence above
the hosts that execute those
choices, whether in peace or In
war. And yet, though silent, it
speaks to us, speaks to us of
the past, of the men and women
who .vent before ua and of th
records they wrote upon It. We
celebrate the day of its birth; and
from Its birth until now it has
witnessed a great history, has
floated on high the symbol of
gruat eveits, of a great plan of
life worked out by a great people.
We are about to carry it into bat
tle, to flit it where it will draw
the fire of our enemies. W'e are
about to bid thousands, hundreds
of thousands, it may be millions,
of our men, the young, the Btrong,
the capable men of the nation, to
go forth and die beneath It on
lields of blood f-jr away, for
what? For some unaccustomed
thing? For something for which
it has never sought the fire be
fore? American armies were nev
er before sent across the seas.
Why are they sent now? For some
new purpose, for which this grant
Mag has never been carried be
fore, or for some old, familiar,
heroic purpose for which it has
seen men, lis own men, die on
evety battlefield upon which
Americans have borne arms since
the Revolution?
These are questions which must
bt! answered. We are Americans.
We In our turn serve America,
uiitl can serve her with no private
purpose. We must use her Hag
as she has always used
.ire accountable ut the
history and must plead
frankness what purpose
It. We
bar of
in u'ter
it Is we
seek to serve.
It is pliiln enough how we were
forced into the war. The extra-,
ordinary insults and aggresisons
of the Imperial German govern
ment left us no self respotin
choice but to take up arms in de
fense of our rights as a five poo
l ie and of our honour as a so
vereign government. flio mili
tary masters of Germany denied
us the right to be neutral. They
tilled our unsuspecting communi
ties with villous spies und con
spi' ators mi I sought, to corrupt
the opinion of our people in their
own beh. ill', When thoy fount!
;L. l they could not do thnt, their
agents diligently spread NU'iifiim
cmt i gsl us .rid nought to draw
i. it own citi.uM from their ,il
let i; lice, anil nemo of tin.o
i.-'irts VMtre in mi conneric'i vrh
tht! oMii'lal Fuihnssy of the Ger
man government itself here in our
own capital. They sought, by viol
ence to destroy our industries and
arrest our commerce. They tried
to incite Mmtifo to take up arms
against us and to draw la pun into
ii h isiile alliance with her-and
that, not by Indirection, but by
direct suggestion from the For
eign HHite in lieiMu. They Im
pudently denied us the uh of the
high sins und repeatedly execut
ed their threat Unit they would
(.Continued on pago 2.)

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