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Senator Thomas Martin.
Death has taken a typical Virginian (rom tb? United State* Sen
ate. The Honorable Thomas Martin was one of the finest characters
in the Senate. His Americanism wat of that kind that Virgin a puri
fie?. Hi? rise to a Scnatorthip from private life, never having held
or aspired to any other office, wa? through pure merit. Virginia
recognized in him a ?on both worthy and capable. Hi? ?ervice to the
country wa? as inspiring at it was useful.
The selection of a successor, to fill the unexpired term, will be
in the hands of Governor Davis. Whether the choice will be Mr.
Glatt or Mt*. Flood, it is certain that the place made vacant by so
.-minent a man will be worthily filled. Mr. Glatt may hesitate to give
up hit distinguished career at a Cabinet officer to return to the legis
lative hall?. Likewise Mr. Flood may fegret to part from his associa
tion? in the Home But either will do honor to the State.
The North Carolina Supreme Court hat upheld the conviction o?
men who took part in a lynching. The lyncher who ha? pounded
rock for a year will be willing to let the courtt decide the next case.
Judge Charles P. Orr refused citizenship papers to striking miners.
If they are not entitled to citizenship by what logic are they entitled
to American privileges, rights and protection?
Building a House in a Day.
Somebody asked us the other day what Edison was inventing.
We have b?rreme so accustomed to this wizard keeping busy on our
problems, and solving them every so oiten, that we cannot conceive of
Edison ever taking a rest.
Edi?on is an institution, like Congre?? or the Po?toffice Depart
ment; only Edison costs us nothing, and is always doing something
But Edison has been on the job, as usual and among the other
things he haa evolved is something in the way of a house that bids
fair to solve this rent-hog problem. ,
Edison all these years has been pounding away at the concrete
house problem, and though he has apparently solved it several times
always something popped up to modify his victory.
This time it looks as though he had it.
His latest offering i?. a two-story concrete house that, it is
promised, can be built in one day.
No frame house can be built, approaching those specifications that
can be rented for less than twice $23, and unies? there be some
hitherto hidden drawback this Ediscm house should ber a life saver.
And if private enterprise will not utilize it, then cities should go
into Ike housebuilding business until this present scarcity of living
places is supplied; tor today all over the country families are actually
?uffering because they cannot secure decent abiding places at a rent
they can afford.
Until the housing problem is solved'it is a public menace, and the
private landlord certainly has given us no hope.
Larsen Lanning suggests a world conference of boys and girls to
settle the big questions. Does anybody recall what became of that
crusade of children?
No wonder it takes them forever to decide what to do with the
Kaiser. It took us almost that long to decide what to do with Berger.
Small Town Advantages.
The National Social Unit Organization his t'oTind that 70 per
cent of the business leaders in cities come from small towns.
The purpose of the organization is to make every city block into
a separate community, its members working together for a common
The movement turns city folks into neighbors.
City families seldom mingle as they do in villages. City govern
ment and public affairs generally are remote and baffling to the
average household Ward and precinct politics give only a few?and
those not always the most desirable?an opportunity to display
Any plan which will enable the city dwellers?the busy wage
earner and his busy wife?to feel that they are a part of the municipal
organism and that their public services are valuable certainly will
Paris has a coal shortage, also. It's a wonder ?ome charitable
statesman -doesn't suggest sending our visible supply over there.
Collective bargaining will be fine if we can have collective
sticking to a bargain.
Getting Them Up With a Smile.
All over the big, hurried, hastening country the -hotel dwelling
and rooming house world is boosted on its daily way by the alarm
of the room telephone.
You know how it is; you ar? putting in the best licks of the
eight hours, you are probably in the midst of a delicious dream of
romance and riches, when bang?the bell rings and a gruff voice
shouts, "Seven o'clock." s
You grunt back and .stagger over to the washbowl, your sys
tem full of sleep and your soul full of grouch.
Once in a long, long time the weary traveler happens on a
hotel where a clear-voiced girl attends to the morning calls.
She rings the bell gently, but insistently, and when your numbed
ear attaches itself to the receiver she sweetly calls the hour and
somehow manages to express a twinge of regret that she had to
bring you back to sordid earth things.
One of the worst things about growing up is that no mother
comes, after the cruel day, and tucks you in with a kiss and a smile.
But we can manage to stagger along without the vesper bene
diction if only we may be spared the gruff bleat of the ayerage
horny-voiced hotel ballahoo, who, ?quite evidently, gloats over his
chore of dragging us out each morning.
Surely it can't cost such an awful lot more to secure sympathetic,
swect-veiced maidens, who will wake us gently, arouse us with
sympathy, and send us out on the jTfb with soothed spirits and un
ruffled soul feathers.
Hotels?and the city world is coming to live in hotels rather
than hornea?add a supertax for room with bath, for outside rooms,
for telephones, and stationery, and hot and cold water, and even
the gilt on the elevator cage. Let them utilize the gifts of the
gods in the way of sympathetic ?oft-ipeaking messenger maidens,
and for once charge as for something that we really can use, and
Railroads will be turned back to private ownership on January 1.
And never did a man more eagerly release a hot brick.
. ? Th? more unnecessary trains we roa ?sow, the sooner necessary
traina will stand idle on side trades for want of coal.
NEW Y^RK C?TY
ByO. o" McirmRE
New Tork. Nov. T-.-TM? wicked IK?
tl? Island does streng? thtnf ?aa
different things to different people.
Mob who majr be crook? In Washfng
toa or Atlanta come here and find ths
return? greater waiting on table? la
a cabaret, olrl? who com? bar? to ala
Uf?'? bitter drat? ara aaot oa their
?lai??? way to mother-? tanni.
Women ?ho revamped one dress
ytMr back In thalr hom? tomi latrar
buy five and ?bout shrill orders at
tired ?hop clrl?. There la a Broad
wajrlte who dellffhta In havlns; hi?
Bam? flared in the prua. Ha I? tha
son of a BOtod educator.
He I? A connoisseur of rare editions.
He knows ail the poet? and haa dipped
deep Into the classics. And yet his
lite le spent In taklnc one beautiful
woman after another out to son?
showy place for dinner. Bt U a mar
ried man, too.
He haa found that th? only human
frame that steadily Increaaea in dan
ger, romance and desirability is the
battle of the sexe?, women having
never bean ao provocative, ?ense-dls
turhlng and altogether deadly delight
ful aa under the complexity of high
powered civilisation In Sem Tork.
His motto, as I? the motto of many
other Brnadwsyltes, ia the great line
of Nletasche: "Be bard: live danger
ously." Then there I? th? small-town
sport?the wise crackln' guy from
Hillsboro?who hops out of town with
a Joke on hi? lip? and comes to New
York to l>? sobered down. The olty
He finds no place for hi? small-town
wheezes. He gets a job?joins church,
grow? aide-wheel whiskers or a little
bristly mustache and goes back home
to vlalt so changed that they do not
know him at the corner drug store.
It Is true that no one lives In New
York ten years without undergoing
some kind of a change. It may be
better or worse, depending upon the
Individual. Ideas of living change.
Ideas of friends, too. The great city
la wonderful In her magic, her wis
dom and her radio charm, and to win
or lose here 1? a tremendous experi
Sidestepping the payment of a din
ner check in all Ills phases and cii
cumflexlons has puzzled the best
brains In the Eating Belt. Every trlek
has been tried. So many men take
chance acquaintances to dinner and
when they see the check mounting
Into big figures?when they know the
queen Is used to prunes and hash?
they try to dodge. That Is Broadway.
To make a big play and then fizzle at
the climax The real man would face
the thing like a gentleman.
A flashy young man fell tn step with
a young lady in a fur-trlmmcd dress
In Times square the other day and
took her to an expensive csfe. He had
just S7 .i In his clothes. Sh?? ordered
about til worth off the card at the
first crack. Excusing himself, the
young man walked out past the hat
check girl, bareheaded. Into the street.
Going to a nearby hat store, he
bought a new lid and skipped home.
The visitor to Sew York hss learned
why he pays such big prices for hi?
food. It hair'become public that six
of the biggest hotels in town ?re con
troller! by the packers' trust and the
young man who was supposed to run
them is merely a figurehead.
He had a fringe of grav round his
bald head. At his table were three
young things?frivolous and full of
life. He was buying them all the ex
pensive dishes. They jollied him. Aa
he went out he said to the hat cheek
girl* "What can an old man do but
Protest D. C. Operation
Of Refuse Redaction
Formal protest against the action
of the District Commissioners In tak
ing over for operation the reruse re
duction plar.t on Mount Olivet road
w*? registered yesterday with the
corporation counsel by William F.
Kelly, vice president of.the Wash
ington Reduction Company, owners
of the plant.
The commissioners decided Co"*take
over the whole refuse collection and
reduction system after J. J. White
head. Inc. the contractors for the
work, had notified the municipal of
ficials of their inability to ?ontinue
the work at the contract price.
The Washington Reduction Com
pany owns the plant on Mount t)livt
road and Its subsidiary company, J
J. Whltehead. Inc.. hnd operateti it.
Styling the action of the commis
sioners as a "seizure." the company
claims Its confiscation "unwarranted
and illegal" and without the consent
of the owners.
Fire Lou $400,000.
Wilmington. Del.? Nov. X2.?Fire
estimated to have caused a losa of
between $350.000 and $400,000 gutted
two four-story business houses in
the heart of tbe business section
early today and for a while it ap
peared as If the center of the city
A LINE 0" CHEER
EACH DAY 0" THE YEAR
By Jato Kendr?ek Banca.
(Copyright. Ifl9, by The iMeChira Nes*naper
"FANCY" makes a pleasant craft on
life's sadly troubled sea.
Decked with beauty fore and aft,
sailing onward rearlessly
Unto whatsoever ports In our wis
dom we're Inclined,
Into Palaces and Courts, or to Homes
of humbler kind.
She will take us to the Great.
Men of Valor. Men of State,
Into realms of Joy or Care?
For she travel? everywhere.
Such the magic necromancy -
Of the good ship "FANCY!"
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Such Is Life
As It Is Seen
By 0. B. JOYFUL
When Doctors Di????, ee.
Don't let them kid you Into paying
ror something you don't need.
The dishonest repairman Is ths ex
ception. But anyone may run across
such an animal. And you're just as
much at his mercy as you are in the
hands ?f a doctor, if you doo't know
F'rinstance. ? fellow was driving
sweetly along one day when his eng.ne
was seiej with a fit of coughing and
then went into a state of coma.
An Informal diagnosis showed the
battery all risht-the heart ?till beat
lie traced the current through the' ig
nition switch and down to the coll.
| All O. K. ao far. But he couldn't get
a spark beyond the coil. And he
'couldn't see snything wroni* with the
I Consultation with nearby service sta
tion. "Your timing's ofT," said one
? expert?a long distance diagnosis.
j "Come down and look It ??t," in
sisted the driver. A mechan.c went
I with him. crsnked her a time or two,
I tiddler} the wires, monkeyed with the
?distributor and aaiU, "She need? a new
! coil. I'd better tow her in."
I But Mr. Driver had a coil rushed
'down from where they sold them, put
jit in?and then she wouldn't go.
About this t.me a Good Samaritan
came out of a nearby house, examined
the battery ground wire, cleaned the
terminal, straightened out a twisted
distributor arm. and started the en
? Credit experience. Debt pocketbook
jone coil?not needed, fee? to two serv
: ice men who didn't know their busi
ness ?nd tl to the Good Samaritan,
I who took it reluctantly.
! Talked with Son-in-Law,
Lost $700 and Diamonds
Memphis, Tenn.. Nov. 12.?Police ar?
today wondering what Mrs. Sadie
Steams, Minneapolis, Minn., and her
son-in-law, whom ahe Is visiting
her?, were talking about as they sat
in a hotel dining room here last
night. The conversation was so In
teresting that Mrs. Stearns did not
hiotlce a thief take from the back of
j her chair a handbag containing S700
and 'diamond? worth CMO
Jersey Carmen Protest
Against Zone Fare Plan
Newark, N. J., Nov. IS.?Rumors of
a atreet railway strike were current
today when officers and executive com
mitieemen of nine locals of the Amal
gamated Association of Street and
Electric Railway employes were in
session here behind closed doors.
The men were Said to b? dissatisfied
with the -one fare system, which they
claim cauaes extia work fqr carmen.
I,ocala of Newark. Jersey City,
Elizabeth, Peterson. Vteet Hoboken.
Camden. New Brunswick, Edgewater
and Du?eilen were represented.
President Wepner of the Newark local
Monumeat b Repl?ce_.
Venice. Italy, Nov. 11.?The cele
brated "Horses of St. Marks" were
replaced today -with formal c?r?
monie?. A -rreat crowd cheered the
return of the familiar figures, which
were removed to prevent possible
damage during the war.
?. S. to Leave Pnce Cr-fere n ce.
Paris. Nov. 1J._R,.?? nine; mem
ber? of the Ameri?" ?: face delega
tion plan to start lutt home on the
George Washington, about Decem
ber 1, It was learned today. Wind
ing up of American affairs In th?
conference will he left to th? United
Sute? em.ass*__|? was aaj?
The World Is Running Short!
Demand For Book Increasing.
Better See That You Have One.
Br the HEI. CHAHLES ITBULE,
Sta? Writer aa Rrllslon? Toa?lr..
Do you own a Bible?
If ?nu don't, you'd better buy one
?oon, because we're threatened with
? ?tao r tage.
There are Im? of people who
think that Bible? are being lurried
nut ?o faet and in such large quan
Tlttee that everybody could have
one If th**y wanted it.
But. at the rate that Bibles ?re
being turned out today It would
take forty yaar? to supply all hu
manity with a copy apiece, and even
then it would ba necessary for no
one else to be born and all the
Bible? now in exlatence must not
wear out. or the time would have
to be greatly extended.
And yet there's no book printed
that has a bigger circulation, 55.?
000.000 copies annually, printed in
over 600 languages.
And th? demand for the Bible 1?
Increasing. The war gave the out
put a greater ?mpetu?, but even be
fore the war the demand waa un
It must seem funny, even to Bible
hater?, to read tha threats and
prophecies of Paine and Voltaire
and a host of "unbeliever?" who
were sure that In a few generations
the Bible would be dead and for
gotten, except a? a curiosity, found
nnly in second-hand book ?tores, or
in rubbish heaps.
They can't turn them out fast
Jt is a strange coincidence that
some of the very headquarter? of
organisation? formed to "annihi
late" the Bible are now stacked
! with Bible?, used a? distributing
. center? for Bible aocletles.
Written and produced by men
! ?ho for centuries were compelled
to hide in cave? and catacombs or
who were at leaat persecuted by
I Toledo Mayor Plans Bos
System as People Walk
Toledo. Ohio. Nov. 12. ? FUvver?
I were rolling in from all points of the
I compruis today to aid Toledo in It?
? fight against the Toledo Rail-Light
; "Mayor Schreiber expect* to eatab
, lieh an efllcient boa ?ystem.
"We'll fVfht this thing out if it
take? all winter,'' Schreiber said.
-"The people will stick."
Lose Your Fat
Keep Your Health
Siiperl-liTOu? fleih ii noi haadthy, oeither ia it
healthy to diet or exercise too much for It? n>
aioral. The simpteat method known for redoc
! Ing th? overfat body two, three or four potmdi
I a week ia the MgrnoU M-atb-ed. tried and er.
| doreed by thousands. Marmol? Pmcriptioa
? Tableta, containing exact done? of the famous
? prescription, an sold by druoiaU at H for a
. large case, or tt yoa fr?ter you can obtain them
[ by aending direct to the \iarmol? Company, 9M
| Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich Jhty am harm
lea? and leaf? no wtinklsa or flatih-ln?_ The?
tre popolar becauat effect ? ? ? and eoovanien V
Including War Tax
. NEW YORK
The Great Metropolis
Not. 23 aad Dec 14
, ? SI'tCIAL THROUGH TRAIN
Direct t? rea??, sta.,
frtk Awe. aad KM ?t.
L?a. Waafilnartoa SaUjtdaj Mlenitrat.
12? A M. ; arri?? Prona Su. tn Um
heart of New York CI?, 7J? A. M.
Krtiirnin?. Iran? Mew Tork IT? P. 51
* g-trTli? rlsat is iiailri to limit tb*
? Ml* of tick??? to th? <a*ael?> et ?a??>
?? Dirti! arailsble.
I ri.-kil? oa aale heslanlns Kri
g e-ar preced?a?; ?late *t car?arala?
I Pennsylvania R.R.
king? ?nd leader?, the Bible now
has been given first place among all
the books of the world.
Frankly, can you afford to be
without a book like this?
And can you go through life
svltl-.out knowing what a book of
such vitality container
Do you own a Bible?
'Round the Town 1?3^_?
Feller what ah irk? an' Is laxy
Amt MO BM livin'. I vow
But I tell you who la the daisy?
Th? feller Diet doe? things NOW.
-S. R. a
Waa KM aa Aa-xkM.
Penali???. homelsaa. friendless.
OLER MCL1CH plodded almlaosly
through th? chill aad damp of th?
November nicht. ?? wa* without
money to pay for a Bight'? lodging.
so he tramped wearily over th? ?treat?
of Weahlngton with no objective bat
to find a "Job" and live ilk? other
peopl? again. Th? agents of tha De
partment of Juane?, aasutad by Uta
police, w?**? scouring th? city In search
of Rus-laa Reds. Oler realised that
hia unkempt ha.r and beard wer?
agalnft him. alao hia wall-worn cloth
ing, but he did not know of tha raid
?gainst th? ?nsrchisu, then at tu
Bo when an alert policeman observed
the man passing and i-epaaatn* th*
Treasury and shivering m the cold
draught? from the* North, he naturally
luspectad that perhaps he might be a
"Rad." Olar could not give a good
scoount of himself, aa he speaks but
little Englleh H? waa unable to aay
whether he waa a Russian, PoUnder
or Finn, but It waa certain he waa of
Slavic origin. Bo the policeman "took
him in." Not having a definite charge
against th? man, th? officer *r>ibmer-:od
him la the blanket complaint of vag
rancy, which "cover? a multitude of
sins." as well aa poverty.
When Clark CAMPBELL HOWARD,
of tine police court, read the volumi
nous vagrancy charge tn Oler he trem
bled violently, fearing that auch a
formidable complaint mes ? ? little lee*
than life .mprisonment.
"I no undei-atan'." he pleaded.
Then Judge ROBERT HARPIfaON
STOP PAIN! RUB
lasUat rtfiof fro? nerve torture
and a-iaery wit- old "St
Rub this aoothlng. penetratine lini
ment right Into the core, inflamed
nerves, and like magio?neuralgia die
appears. "St. Jacobs Liniment" con
quers pain. It Is a harmless "neural
gia relier' which doesn't burn or ctie
oolor the skin .
Don't suffar! It a ?o needles?. Get
a email trial bottle from any drug
?tore and gently rub the "aching
nerves" and In just a moment you
will be absolutely free from p?ln and
No difference whether your pain or
neuralgia is In th? face, head or any
part -of th? body, you gat Instant re
lief with this old-time, * honest pain
destroyer?It cannot injure?Ad..
look hia ta hand aad ht kindly tar?
Questioned the man. Be aald ha waa
not A Russian httt a Mavontan? B?
-nan-fad to espial?? he waa pannina?
Bad wanted a ?oh
"It yea ara ???Mag ?amHrrj-*iut,?
th? Jude? ?al-, "m? will M? you ?O?
Th? pfto-??? waa sent to Probarla?
Officer MEANT, who Will endeavor t?
get him th? ?ne thing he covet*?e jot*.
WMfS'a the ttmomtae ?leali
Ab aged man appeared la the of
Aee of Assistant Corporation Conner
RJNOOOLD HART at th? Polii?
Court and demanded a warrant fet
the errasi of s wornaa who occupi??
rooms ?bove his offir?. Ha ?aid At
would prefer the chare? of disorder
ly conduct against her
"What ha? th? woman done ??
your Mr. Hart asked
"Why ?h? com?? into ay otte*
and abuse? me. She call* ma ?ver> *
thing but a gentleman "
, "Doe? she use profane language"*
"Only disguised profanity." tt?
venerable man replied.
"Can lier voice be heard ouUid?
"No. Sbe is foxy enough to talk 1 ?
a moderate tone ? but auch vil?
name? ?h? call? m? la unbearable."
Mr. Hart declined to laaue a war
rant a? there were not sufficient
ground? under the law. As the old
man departed with a aad .^pression.
be turned and aald:
"Sir, I am a victim of matrlasoni-1
a. ? .
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RUSH WORK A SPECIALTY
SMALL AND LARGE JOBS
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427-629 G Sto?* Nortfcwei
Criticism and Citizenship
It is the plain, public duty of every
citizen to criticize proposed government
measures believed to be harmful.
Swift & Company is in a better position
perhaps, than others, to understand the
meat packing business in all its relations
to public and private interests, even
though the others may have been
giving the subject a great deal of sincere
Swift & Company is convinced that interference
with its legitimate business function by governmental
agencies, however well intentioned, would be an injury
to every man, woman and child who wants meat to
eat, as well as to the men who raise the meat and
to those who dress snd distribute it
Maximum service that cannot monopolize because
of keen competition and lack of control over sources
of supply is furnished at a minimum of profit?a frac
tion of a cent per pound from all sources.
Therefore Swift & Company is taking every legit
imate step of citizenship to prevent such interference.
These advertisements are intended to help you,
and to help Congress decide what is best to be done.
Mistakes are costly and apt to be harmful in these
Lrtrt xxa ?cod you a Swift MDoOar."
Mar?** Swift ft Compecy,
Union Sttxdc Yard?, CUeafO, HL
Swift & Company, U. S. ?A.
Waahington Local branch, 10*14 Center Market
D. T. Dutrow. Manager