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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND,
CENSORSHIP PUT ON
Destination, Manifests and
Position of Merchantmen
to Be Kept Secret.
EVERY PORT IS INCLUDED
vania Club and Women's State Press
Miss Tarbell is a member of the Tar
iff Commission, recently appointed by
President Wilson. The work of thie
Commission is considered of Importance
to the Northwest, inasmuch as It re
lates to the tariff on- lumber, wool and
other products. While in Oregon Miss
Tarbell will give these subjects a pre
liminary review and possibly arrange
to direct the work of the investigators
of the Tariff Commission when, they
come to Oregon to hold sessions.
The Civic League will Join the Penn
sylvania Club in the luncheon, and the
Women's State Press Association and
representatives of other organizations
also will be present.
Miss Tarbell will arrive early Satur
day morning and will be the guest of
the Rev. W. W. Youngson, in Portland.
After an informal breakfast she will
Announcement of Sailings Held Up,
Tliat T7-Boats May Not Know
Where to Find Prey Contra
band Curgoea Not Revealed.
"WASHINGTON-. Feb. 17. The prac
tice of making public the destinations
and manifests of merchant ehips leav
ing American ports is to be discontin
ued during the crisis with Germany as
a step in the protection of American
Interests from the German submarine
No word as to the port for which any
vessel sails or the cargo she carriei
will be made public by the Government
officials who grant clearance and the
frreat merchant fleet carrying Ameri
can commerce abroad will come and go
with all the secrecy of war vessels in
time of war.
This decision of the Treasury Depart
ment will be made effective at once.
It Js said tonight, as a measure of pre--caution.
It already is virtually in ef
fect at New York and will be applied
wlt-hln 48 hours to every other Ameri
. can port on the Atlantic, Gulf, Pacifio
and in the Island possessions.
Ship owners, who wish to announce
the destination of their vessels and
the nature of their cargo will remain
at liberty to do eo, of course, but other
wise vessels may sail without their
movements becoming known.
Situation Not Changed.
The decision to withhold from the
public the manifests and clearances
granted vessels is not ascribed to any
new development in the international
situation, but has been reached, it la
Bald, In the course of consideration of
measures to safeguard shipping. Offi
ciate decline to discuss It. It has been
pointed out, however, that announce
ment of Bailings from American ports
for points in the German war zone
would be of great value-if communicat
ed to submarines, which would thus be
enabled to He in wait for their prey.
The policy of withholding this in
formation at New York, the chief port
for such sailing, was determined upon
a week ago. It in said, and with Ger
man raiders operating in the South At
lantic, officials felt that the same safe
guards should be extended to vessels
jilying between this country and South
Nature of Carto Kept Secret.
Should the departure and destination
of a vessel become known, despite the
Government's precautions, to warships
which might lie In wait for it or to
submarines operating in the war zone
It is felt that the withholding from
publication of the ship's manifest still
would prevent th dissemination of
knowledge as to whether the vessel
In line with the Government's policy,
observers at Sand Key, Fla.,- and Cape
Jlenry, va,. were Instructed several
days ago to cease reporting the pas
sage of ships. Observers at other
points. It is thought, will shortly re
ceive similar Instructions, if such In
structions have not already been sent
WIFE OF" SHIP'S SCRCEOV TO
HETTY GREEN OFT INCOG
ECCENTRICITIES OP "RICHEST WOM
AN" TOLD BY SON.
Songs Ringing With American
ism Intersperse Traves-
ties . on Events.
Britain before loyalty to his own coun
try. He would sacrifice the peace of a
hundred million Americans in his anx
ious desire to promote British success
In the present bloody enterprise," said
When Representative King, of
Illinois, Republican, demanded that
Bailey's rejrnarks be expunged. Gard
ner replied he. did not care to have
them stricken out. On the Insistence
of Representative King, however, the
House did it.
WILSON IS AMONG GUESTS
President Hears Fun Made of His
Promotion of Dr. . Grayson and
Hiram Johnson Takes Part
in Skit About Himself.
Mn. Earl M. Rice.
DUNDEE, Or., Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Earl M. Rice, wife of
Dr. Earl M. Rice, ship's surgeon
on the steamer Mantola, recently
torpedoed In Asiatic waters, left
yesterday for Indianapolis, where
she will establish a private
pathological laboratory. Mrs.
Rice is a member of the Amerl
can Red Cross and- has had
charge of the laboratory work of
the Oregon State Hospital for
several years. Before leaving she
visited her sister, Mrs. R. W.
Swlnk, of Dundee, and was ac
companied by Mrs. Swlnk to
make a trip over the Columbia River
The Civic League luncheon will be at
the Multnomah Hotel, reservations hav
ing been made for 400 persons. Miss
Tarbell will be the speaker of the day.
In the afternoon after a tour ox the
city she will go to Salem, where she
will lecture Saturday evening.
IDAHO LABOR BILL WINS
BITTERNESS FELT OVER WORK.
MEN'S COMPENSATION LAW.
Assassination Feared and Numerous
Aliases ITaed to Hide Identity In
KEW YORK, Feb. 17. TCccentrlcities
of the late Mrs. Hetty II. "Tt. Green,
reputed to have been the richest woman
In the world, were disclosed in the
Surrogate's Court here today throush
the filing of testimony given by her
son. Colonel E. H. R. Green, before s
transfer tax appraiser. The state is
endeavoring to prove that Mrs. .Green
was a- resident of New York when she
died last July.
Hitherto unrevealed methods that
Mrs. Green adopted to conceal her iden
tity to avoid cranks, her fears for her
personal safety after the attempt on the
life of Russell Sage, the numerous
aliases under which she lived in un
pretentious neighborhoods, and her per
sistent devotion to business and finan
cial transactions, all were related by
" Among the assumed names used by
Mrs. Green, her son testified, were Mrs.
Dewey. Mrs. Warrington, Mrs. Norton,
Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Martin,
Miss Hickey and others he could not
recall. A list of checks drawn in 1916,
covering Zi weeks, showed that the
rich woman paid from $10 to $11 a week
for board and lodging.
Asked if his mother remained long
at a time in her boarding-houses. Colo
nel Green replied:
"No, sir; a short time. Every place
she went she had a different name. Her
favorite name was Dewey. She had a
little dog by that name, so she put on
the dog's name."
MISS TARBELL WILL VISIT
Woman Writer on Economics to Be
Here Next Saturday.
Miss Ida M. Tarbell will vieit Port
land next Saturday and will appear be
fore various organizations In the city,
including the Civic League, Pennsyl-
ACTRESS TELLS SECRET
Investigation of AUesed Lobby for Df
feat of Anti-Allen Legislation
to Start Soon.
BOISE. Idaho, Feb. 17. (Special.)
The House of Representatives passed
the Bates - Lehrbas - Grice workmen's
compulsory compensation!!!, generally
looKea upon as me laoor organizations
measure, this afternoon, following an
all-day debate, by a vote of 45 to 20,
At the same session and on request of
Us author. Representative Ernest
Anderson, of Canyon County, the House
killed, by indefinite postponement, the
so-called Anderson elective compensa
Bitterness crept Into the long debate.
and reached a climax Just before pass
age of the bill. Representative fchearer,
of Ncz Perce County, declared that the
workmen's compensation represented .11
plank in the Democratic platform, an!
as such, together with every other
plank, nailed into it, would be enacted
into legislation before the present
Legislature adjourned. The Repub
licans nad charged steam roller and
unfrlr tactics on the part of the Demo
crats. In reply Shearer said the people
of the state and not a caucus has bound
the Democrats to enact the platform
Senator Mitchell, chairman of the
committee in charge of the anti-alien
lobby investigation, announced that the
probe would start Wednesday, when
Attorney Booth, of Twin Falls, will be
present. He has been subpenaed. An
affidavit has been filed with Senator
Mitchell by N. E. Snell, of Soda Springs,
Idaho, who stated therein that on Feb
ruary S, 1917, Booth had told him that
he was to receive from the Japanese
Association of Idaho the sum of $10,000
as a fee for lobbying against the bill
and preventing itj passage.
SHORTAGE NEAR RECORD
10,770 CAR ORDERS UNFILLED
FIRST OF FEBRUARY.
Early Relief Unlikely Unless Weather
Is Favorable and Trans-Atlantic
Cargo Space Develop
A Well-Known Actress Tells How She
Darkened Her Gray Hair With a
Simple Home-Made Mixture.
Miss Blanche Rose, a well-known
actress, who darkened her gray hair
with a simple preparation which she
mixed at home. In a recent interview
at Chicago, 111., made the following
statement: 'Any lady or gentleman
can darken their gray hair and make
It soft and glossy with this simple
recipe, which they can mix at home.
To a half pint of water add 1 ounce of
bay rum. a small box of Barbo Com
pound, and "4 ounce of glycerine. These
ingredients can be bought at any drug
store at very little cost. Apply to the
hair twice a week until it becomes the
required shade. This will make a gray
haired person look 20 years younger.
It makes the hair soft and glossy, is
not sticky or grearsy and does not rub
. NEW YORK. Feb. 17. The conn
try a car-shortage situation was, on
February 1, the worst In 10 years, with
one exception, according to figures
made public here today by the Amer
ican Railway Association. The rail
ways look to more favorable weathe
and - to an increase of trans-Atlanti
cargo space as chief remedial measures,
and unlesa there are early develop
ments, it was saia on Denaii or tn
association. Immediate relief may not
On February 1 the net shortage of
freight cars numbered 109,770, as com
pared with 62,247 on January 1. On
November 1 the number was 114,908,
which had stood as a record since
February. 1907. Figures covering- last
Thursday February 15, will be made
public In a few days.
It is declared that the shortage ex
ists. for the most part, in the West,
Northwest and Southwest.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Patriotic
fervor stirred participants at the clos
ing dinner of the season given by the
Gridiron Club, of Washington, tonight,
with President Wilson, members of the
Cabinet and others prominent in Gov
ernment and business life of the Na
tion as guests.
Songs that rang with the spirit or
Americanism and demonstrations of
loyalty to the President were inter
spersed with travesties on the peace
note leak investigation, woman suf
frage pickets at the White House
gates, prohibition for the District of
Columbia, California's part in the Na
tional election, with Senator-elect
Johnson impersonating himself, and
with other satirical allusions.
Bluejackets Cauve Demonstration.
In the midst of the dinner a call of
the bugle, sounding sharp above the
latter of the banquet hall, caused, the
guests to pause and look up. Then came
word of command and the rattle or
accoutrement and over the hall swung
platoon of Uncle Sam's bluejackets
from the Navy-yard, guns at tlie carry.
eaded by a young ensign,
Smartly they marched to the center
of the hall, halting before the President
of the United States. "Present arms,'
was the command, and as the ensign
saluted with his sword the sailors
obeyed their order. Just then a beauti
ul silk American flag was uniunea
and the gridiron quartet sang "The
Three hundred diners arose in their
places, Joining in the chorus and wind
ing up with a volley of cheers.
The leak inquiry was caricatured In
several sketches, one of them a must
al melange and another a melodra-
dramatlc effusion entitled "The Waif,
n which the "Aministration Leak ap-
eared as the heroine and "Barney'
(T. W. Lawson) as the irrepressible
Plumber's Services Invoked.
Intrbducing the musical sketch one
f the correspondents with a tremulo
tenor sang "Down on the Leaky Way,'
which was followed by another sung
by a club member, who. as lmperson
ator of Representative Wood, was pre
ented as "William Wood, the plumber,
the guy who stops the leaks.
In initiating a new member of the
club, John Snure, correspondent of the
Des Moines Register-Leader, pseudo
Ellis Island officials conducted an im
migration examination for admission.
Inspector to applicant, sharply
"Who Is President
"What does Le do?"
"Spends most of his time dodging
women with yellow flags.
Who is the Vice-President?"
I don't know."
Never mind, neither do we."
Who makes the laws?"
Woodrow "V 'llson."
Pork Barrel Rapped.
If Wilson makes the laws, what
does Congress do?
'Squanders money on creeks, rivulets
and bluffs, mostly bluffs.
What is the building called In which
A school for scandal."
What are the qualifications for
Rear-Admiral of the Navy?"
To cure a cold and play a good
game or golf.
Are you an anarchist?
"No, I'm a member of the press gal
Thereupon the applicant qualified for
In the Inauguration of Ira E. Ben
nett, originally from California.
president of the club, a group of Cal
ifornla bad men" and Senator-elect
Ah Sin described the recent elec
tion concluding this
id vouDf went on a way mac i rrlav.
And my feelings were shocked at the state
of Hi's aleevo.
Chuck full of double-cross ballots, the same
wicn intent, to oecelve.
The reeult as we know convulsed the whol
And here's Hiram, who did m t understand,
Ana nis smile it Is childlike and bland.
California Hope of Nation.
Johnson: See here you Honerkon
natcnet man, do you mean anything
Ah Sin: Whassa mattah vou no
Johnson (in despair): You see eonta
the reward we reformers receive to
be the chop suey of the heathen. And
yet, the last hope of the Nation come
rrom aiiroru.a yes. from srlorlon
California, the shining shore, where
o er ana o cr ana more and mor
Oh: sunset land, of poet's strand
wnere the Pacific rolls and rolls. Ah
gents. I could go on forever, singing '
the glories of that golden land of flow- I
ers and wonderful majorities
Ah Sin: You slngee in Senate, ex-J
cessive session, sabe? 1
une evening closed with the club's
singing "Hello Gridiron, Hello Frisco."
EUT0N RAIDER IDENTIFIED
Crew of British Steamer Say Vlneta
Operated In Soutb Atlantic.
NEW YORK. Feb. 17. The identifi
cation of one of the German South
Atlantic sea raiders as the cruiser
ineta was definitely established with
the arrival here today of 11 sailors.
even of whom are Americans, who
were members of the crew of the Brit
ish steamship St. Tchodore.
The V ineta. after capturing tne Brit
ish freighter early in January, turned
the St. Tehodore into a raiding vessel
by mounting guns on her deck and sup-
Ivinr her with a uerman crew. i.ne
Vineta then resumed her mission of
destroying entente vessels, and the men
arrlvinsr here today said they were
allowed to Witness from the cruiser's
deck the sinking of two French Bali
ng vessels and five British steamships.
DEAD - WOMAN ACQUITTED
Court Orders Verdict In Iilquor Case
to Remove Stlgnra.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Feb. 8. That her
name might pass into time free from
the stigma of a charge of violating the
prohibition law, a criminal court Jury
here was instructed by the trial judge
to return a verdict of "Not guilty" in
the case of the State of Tennessee vs.
Mrs. Mary Devoto.
Mrs. Devoto had been Indicted for
violating the prohibition law. Before
the trial was called she died. The
ase was called from the docket by the
lerk. Proof of death of the defendant
was offered, and then the court ordered
the Jury to render a verdict of "not
guilty" without taking of any testi
of the United
LAND FRAUDS REPORTED
Dummy Entrrmen Said to Be Used
by Stock Corporations.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. Secretary
Lane today ordered further investiga
tion of evidence that extensive land
frauds are being made under the rew
stock-raising homstead law.
Evidence that dummy entrymen. tct-
ng in the interest of cattle and hep-
raisers and cattle corporations, are at
tempting to take possession of the
lands has been forwarded to the In
terior Department by' many individuals
and also by the Idaho Legislature,
Secretary Lane has 'directed prompt
Investigation and vigorous prosecution
of all fraudulent claims.
AERIAL STATIONS RAIDED
German Aviators Also Bomb Ship
ping in The Downs.
BERLIN, Thursday. Feb. 18. (By
wireless to Sayville, N. Y.. Feb. 17.)
'It is officially stated, says an Over
seas News Agency announcement to
day, "that German naval airplanes on
February 14 copiously bombarded air
plane stations in the vicinity of Dun
kirk and Coxyde. Good hits were ob
"A hydro - aeroplane successfully
bombed trading ships anchored in The
VOPfCKI IS IN DENMARK
Minister to Balkan States to Sail for
America This Week.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. American
Minister Vopickl, accredited to Rou
mania, Serbia and Bulgaria, and re
cently ordered home, reported today
that he had reached Copenhagen and
would sail on the Danish steamer
United States next week. He said the
British authorities had arranged for
the vessel to touch at Halifax instead
of Kirkwall for -examination to relieve
the Minister from passing through the
German submarine zone.
VOCATIONAL BILL FAVORED
Educational Measure Ready for
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The Senate
today agreed to the conference report
on the Administration vocational ed
ucational bill and it now goes to Preol
dent Wilson for approval.
A system of education In agriculture,
trades and Industries is to be admin
istered in co-operation with the states.
STOPS TOBACCO HABIT.
Klders' Sanitarium, located at SIS
Main st., St. Joseph, Mo., has published
a book showing the deadly effect
the tobacco habit, and how It can be
stopped in three to five days.
As they are distributing this book
free, anyone wanting a copy should
send their name and address at once.
Special Offerings for Men
For a few days we will continue our special price reductions on Chester
field Suits and Overcoats ; Vassar, Cooper and Sterling Wool Underwear,
Pajamas, Night Robes and Wilson Bros.' Shirts. .A splendid opportunity
to supply your clothes needs from good, dependable merchandise at
remarkable reductions in price.
Chesterfield Suits and Overcoats
$20.00 Chesterfields now at $16.50
$25.00 Chesterfields now at $19.50
$30.00 Chesterfields now at $24.50
$35.00 Chesterfields now at $27.50
$40.00 Chesterfields now at $32.50
51.50 GRADES, S1.15
$2.00 GRADES, S1.50
$3.00 GRADES, S2.25
$4.00 GRADES, 3.00
$3.00 GRADES, S3.75
ii at West Park
SOCIETY LOBBY FELT
Cause of Dp. Cary Grayson Is
HARM, NOT GOOD, RESULTS
Activity of William Bowie Clark Is
Cited Though Only' Clerk In
Nary Department Mr. Clarke
la Member of "Nary Set."
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Feb. 17. The failure of the
Senate to confirm the nomination of
Dr. Cary Grayson, physician to the
President, as Rear-Admiral in the
Navy, was not due to lack of activity
on the part of the society lobby at
Washington; It may have been due. In
part, to the fact that Navy people
and some Army people as well who
are prominent In society a- the Na
tional Capital, undertook to bring pres
sure to bear upon Senators, some of
whom care little or nothing- about offi
No sooner had a fight developed
afrainnt the Grayson nomination than
Washington society, or rather a por
tion of It, made a pilgrimage to the
Capitol, and one Senator after another
was Interviewed tn his office, or In the
Senate lobby and Importuned to con
sent to the confirmation of the Presi
dent's doctor. The activity of these
society lobbyists, it developed, proved
hurtful rather than helpful to Dr. 1
Grayson, for there was a disposition
among Senators who do not mingle
In society to resent the Interference
of the tangolsts who have entre In
the official set.
The leading lobbyist In behalf of Dr.
Grayson, a representative of the social
set. was William Bowie Clarke, who Is
shown by the official register to be
a $1600 clerk in the Navy Department.
Day after day, Clarke spent at the
Capitol, seeing Senators he knew, as
well as some he did not know. And
this young man. though holding an In
consequential Job In the Navy Depart
ment which he was able to desert for
pome unexplained reason Is on of
Washington society's shining lights on
the dancing floor. Mercy, yes: though
he is only a $1600 clerk, he is related,
don't you know, to some big Navy
officer, long since deed, but. in Wash
ington, once of the Navy set. always
of the Navy set if you are the de
scendant of an Admiral in the Navy.
Mr. Clark is reputed to be one of
Washington's finest dancers; his name
usually appears as leading the cotil
lion at big society dances and he also
Is "among those present" at other big
functions. And then, being "of the
Navy," though only a $100 clerk, Mr:
Clarke of necessity must do his mite
to help one so socially prominent as
the physician to the President.
Pe Ell Officers Named.
' CENTRALIA. Wash.. Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) At a meetitng of the Pe Ell
Council Tuesday night Mayor llen
dricks announced the appointment of
H. W. Weller. J. r. Burns and W. J.
Simmons as Police Judge, Marshal and
KEEP OUT OF WAR'S DEATH
DANCE, SOCIALISTS WARN
SOCIALISTS ISSUE ANTI-WAR PROCLAMATION.
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CHARGE IS STBICKEH OUT
HOUSE ELIMINATES ACCITSATIOX
AGAIXST JIB,- GARDNER,
BERLIN RESTRICTS HEA
Some Homes to Have Only 59 l)o-
. ;rrees Fahrenheit.
PARIS, Feb. 17. The llavas corre
spondent at Geneva reports that the
Berlin local government has decreed
that on account of the lack of freight
cars and the impossibility of obtaining
suf f icient'supplies of coal, houses which
are served from central heating plants
must not have a temperature of more
than 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
All central heating plants must cease
operations March 31. Hot water sup
plied by the city to apartments is to be
cut off Immediately.
That Representative ,.
Loyal to Britain Than to America
la Removed Fnm Record.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Over the
protest of Representative Gardner, of
Massachusetts, the House today, by a
vote of 167 to 126, ordered stricken
from the record the declaration of
Representative Bailey, of Pennsylvania,
that Mr. Gardner was more loyal to
Great Britain than to the United
Mr. Bailey, a pacifist, generally re
garded as William Jennings Bryan's
friend on the floor, made the charge,
replying to an attack on Mr. Bryan
and pacifists generally by Mr. Gardner
last Thursday. ' ,
Praising President Wilson's efforts
to maintain peace. Representative
Bailey charged Mr. Gardner with at
tempting to plunge the United States
into war. "as an aid to King George
in. his struggle to destroy Germany.'
"He is niacins loyalty, to .Great
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By a mere executive decree, the
President of our country has broken
off diplomatic relations with the
German empire, and placed the people
of the United States in imminent dan
ger of being actively drawn into the
mad war of Europe.
MILLIONS ARE KILLED.
During the last 30 months, the
blackest months in the annals of hu
man history, 6,000,000 innocent men
have been brutally killed, and many
more millions have been crippled and
maimed for life. Whole countries
have been devastated and the accu
mulated treasures of human industry
and nature's generosity have been
Europe is a dread house of mourn
ing in which the disconsolate sobs of
the widows and orphans at home
mingle with the agonized groans of
the wounded and dying on the battle
In this savage carnival of wholesale
and indiscriminate murder, there was
but one powerful member of the fam
ily of nations that preserved an atti
tude of comparative sanity the
United States of America.
AMERICA NOW SAFE.
Removed by the vast stretch of the
Atlantic Ocean from the scene of the
inhuman conflict, safe in our economic
self sufficiency, and proud of our ad
vanced and democratic institutions,
we watched the self destruction of our
European brothers, with bleeding
hearts, eagerly waiting for the oppor
tunity to bring them back to reason
and peace, to life and happiness.
And suddenly with little notice or
warning, without the sanction or con
Bent of, the people and without con
sultation with the people's chosen rep
resentatives in Congress, we are prac
tically ordered to join in the mad
dance of death and destruction and
to swell the ghastly river of blood in
Europe with the blood of thousands of
The Socialist party of the United
States, speaking in behalf of hun
dreds of thousands of its adherents
and in behalf of the working class of
the country, enters a solemn protest
against this wanton attempt to draw
us into the European conflict.
REVERSION TO BARBARISM.
We are opposed to wars between
nations because war is a reversion
to brutal barbarism. We are opposed
to he present threatened war in par
ticular because no great war has ever
been waged with less justification and
on more frivolous pretexts.
The policy of unrestricted and in
discriminate submarine warfare re'
cently announced by the German gov
ernment is most ruthless and inhuman,
but so is war as a whole and so are
all methods applied by both sides. War
is murder. War is the climax of utter
awlessnesa, and It is idle to prate
about lawful or lawless methods of
U. S. NOT THREATENED.
The German submarine warfare
does not threaten our National integ
rity or independence, not even our Na
tional dignity and honor. It was not
aimed primarily at the United States,
and would not affect the American
people. It would strike only those
parasitic classes that have been mak
ing huge profits by manufacturing in
struments of death or by taking away
our food and selling it at exorbitant
prices to the fighting armies of Europe.
The workers of the United States
have no reason and no desire to shed
their blood for the protection and
furtherance of the unholy profits of
their masters and will not permit a
lying and venal press to stampede
them into taking up arms to murder
their brothers in Europe.
The 6,000,000 men whose corpses
are now rotting upon the battle fields
of Europe were mostly workingmen.
If the United States is drawn into
war, it will be the American workers
whose lives will be sacrificed and in
glorious, senseless sacrifice on the al
tar of capitalist greed.
Workers of America, awake I -The
hour is grave; the danger is imminent
silence would be fatal! Gather the
masses in meetings and demonstra
tions. Speak in unmistakable tones.
Let your determined protest resound
from one end of the country to the
Send telegrams or letters to Presi-,
dent Wilson, to the United States
Senators and Congressmen. Demand
that the American citizens and Amer
ican 6hips be forbidden to enter the
war zone, except at their own risk.
Insist that the Nation shall not be
plunged into war for the benefit of
the plundering capitalists.
Down with war I Down with the
inhuman""social system that breeds
warl Long live, peace! Long live the
international solidarity of the work
ers of all nations!
VICTOR L. BERGER,
- ANNA A. MALEY,
JOHN M. WORK,
National Executive Committee.
All against war, attend the mass anti-ar and anti-conscription meeting
in Library Hall of Central Public Library, Sunday evening, February 18, at
8 o'clock. Prominent speakers.
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