Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on November 6, 1916 · Page 5
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Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois · Page 5

Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, November 6, 1916
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-f t t * AOVBRTIPEMENT.) (T'O'U TTff A L A I) V EimSB M BNT. > Mothers of Illinois <Vote for Wilson VI ' "JufANY are the'reasons wh^Jge mothers of- Illinois should cast their ¥Otes for Woodrow Wilson on November 7th. Nowhere ha,ve these reasons been more vividly set forth than by Mrs. Carl Vrooman of Bloomingtoh, Illinois, as follows^ W ( OMEN as a mile are less-interested in abstract principles than in .the concrete application of those principles. It is because Woodrow Wilson has not the^^ra^t-pr4ndples 1 of-social-and4nv ——-». dustrial justice, but has dared to make the realization of those principles the working policy of his administra* tion, the program that he stands for and stands by, that he makes a peculiar appeal to women voters. In a single term he has achieved more concrete results along pro? gressive and humanitarian lines than has any other President since Lincoln, his administration, to quote President Elliot having five times * ( '. ^B^ . ... *... -, as much constructive legislation to its credit as has either Taft or the Roosevelt administrations* . • • • • ' • . "' .•'»"• -" • '»• ' ... * ' , - "• * The^hild^ law, which set £000,000 little children free from a life that is worse than death; the seaman's Jaw, abolishing involuntary servitude; the Clayton law, which declares that great principle of justice that the later^J^hum^ . £ ' ' • *"*.," ' • w r _ . .. ^* hour law, which opens a new era for the laboring class^, puttmg the government's stamp of approval on this fundamental principle; the rural credits act, with its saving help in time of need to the hard pressed farmer; the federal reserve act, which has made 'this country panic ;prppf, with all that that means to millions of people who have hitherto been at the mercy of a band of pir«ybes^4^se^and^ anlong list of other pieces and distinctly humanitarian legislation, hisiredit. With the exception of his eleventh-hour spurious stand for suflfrage, and his sfyistfcr admission that if he had been Fresident he vvould have broken: off Diplomatic relations with Germany, thus taking the first seven* leagued step toward war, Mr. Hughes has not adyajfoed one specific statement m to his policies. His campaign • * t i . of carping criticism, his emphasis on petty details, his ''flatitudes" and meaningless generalizations on patriotism and Americanism, while the country waits in ^tandroirftmdameittal L&sues, is not calculated tolhspire confidence in women orfc men either, for that matter, who, when they^vote ^r^a|C$ndlidate, want to know exactly what he stands "for,"exactly what"changes~lirs election would involve. *J|l|t jtheJPresident^ cWef title to gratitude of his countrymen, especially his! country-woman, i« the peace with honor which his na&tt&less diplomacy ' JIM ^ made possible in this time of world strife. • Peace! That is the word that leaps to the lips and thrills the hearts of American women when they name |}ie narr^e of Woodrow Wilson. Mr. Hughes goes up and down the land, "hanging his head," "blushing with shame," "humiliated," and Mr. Roosevelt tears his hair and gnashes his teeth^with truly Rooseveltian rage at spectacle of this\country going peacefully about its work instead of at war. Do the raving of Roosevelt for war arouse a responsive cord in woman's heart? Can any ^in the land join in his ridicule of the President's polity of wAtchful waiting, which has kept .«•';".• ' f us out of war, or in Mr. Hughes tneer at those despised notes that have gone on their way, done their work, accomplished their mission? Women's Independent Voters League,

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