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GUARANTEE Von ran purchase merchandise advertised In THF. TRIBUNE with absolut? safety?for ?f dissatisfaction results In any case THE TRIBUNE rjiinrantrcs to way your monry ?Jack upon request. No red tnpo. No qiilbbllnq. Wo make (??d promptly If the advertiser doe? not. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Frcsi l? oxclusWely entitled to the uso for ( republlcatlon of all rows dispatches rriHlitr,! to It or not otherwise credited In this rapcr and also the l?-al new? of , ipoutaiirons origin put llshed heri'li?. All right* of republlcatlon of all other matter herein are ; ?:<.?> reeerreil. ! Opportunity ! The Tribune hopes of the gathering of the Republican National Committee at St. Ternis on Monday that it will be something more than a mere meeting for the selection of a chairman, however important that may be. There is a call for leadership, which the party now sadly lacks; a call for a programme and a policy. A wise choice in the chairmanship may go far toward this end, but the committee as a whole may do more. It may take steps toward the re constitution of the Republican party as the strong and aggres?ivo organization which has been the dominant political power in this country in the time of its most splendid development. For more than half a century, follow? ing the early formative days of Washing ton and Adams, the party of Jefferson and Jackson, of Van Buren, Pierce and Bu? chanan, was the dominant force in the i political life of the nation. It went to pieces on the question of slavery. And in the half century following it never was able to throw off the stigma of its cham? pionship of that institution. In this second half century the Republi? can party represented the constructive and developmental force of the country, the force that, largely within this space of half a century, has made ours the great? est industrial nation upon the earth. It would be a deep loss if it wore to sur? render this high character of leadership now. But for the moment the fact is clear enough. Jt has lost it. Its lender-ship is gone. For six years it has been a party torn asunder, a house divided against itself. Upon such a foundation it cannot long stand. There is danger that it may become in this war, as the Democratic party did in the Civil War, a party of idle antagonism and opposition. This is not the Republi? can tradition. We do not believe that the nation will long intrust its destinies to Democratic leadership, for a simple reason. That party has, throughout perhaps the larger part of its existence, been distinctly the party of a section. It remains so to-day. There never has been a "solid North." '?'or nearly three generations there has been and there still is a "solid South.'' This section has throughout this period dominated the Democratic party, and through that party now d?min?tes the whole country. The whole Administration is Southern, in its types and habits and thoughts. It is a singular situation. Since the Civil War the South has undergone a considerable development. But noth? ing like the development of that North against which it fought. To-day the states east of the Missouri and north of the Mason, and Dixon line are richer more populous, relatively, than in I860. Nearly two-thirds of the whole population, nearly three-quarters of its manufactures and wealth, are within this area. The national policies which affect out industries, our trade, abroad and at home; our attitude toward national problems and our relations with the outside world, ought to be, must be, formulated by a majority of the nation, and not by a minority. At present we have to all intents the policies of the whole country directed by a minority. This is intolerable. But responsibility is a great educating force. Eight years in power may develop in the Democratic party strong leaders who may change its character and de? velop a constructive force. Of this there is no evidence as yet The old Democratic party is dead. A new one may be in the making. But at present its leaders seem drifting toward a huge extension of governmental powers, a centralized paternalism, an in? stinct for governmental interference, a ?iisposition to follow the visionary and the doctrinaire. We do not believe that this is the Amer ican spirit or the American ideal. We do not want a Prussianized America, a gov? ernment of bureaucrats, a semi-socialistic i ation, drifting to we know not what. It may be that we are now approaching a great national crisis. It is, at any rate, a time when the Republican party ought to cease from heckling or undirected oppo? sition and put before the country a pro? gramme to which the nation may turn with confidence and approval. We hope to see the committee at St. Louis take some steps toward the calling of a party conference at Chicago, perhaps some lime in May or June, to determina and clearly to set forth the principles with which the party will appeal to the nation this fall. "'May Come to Fiat Money,' Says Secretary McAdoo" The headlines are from the pro-Admin? istration "New York World." Nearly fifty-two years have passed since the close of the Civil War, with all the wild inflation it caused. Only the gray-; haired veteran remembers the prices we had then to pay for boots, for food or for land. There is an abundance of farm land \ in the Fast which has never sold as high ' since. In the South, where the debasement of, the currency had been carried to the limit, i a pair of boots sold for two or three thou- ' sand "dollars." ' We have forgotten the lesson. Wo can-1 not even permit ourselves to think of the prodigious example of inflation in Russia ? There, where four years ago a paper ruble was worth its face in gold, the issue of eighteen billions of fiat stuff has resulted in an utter wreck of the nation's indus? tries. And brought the reign of the Bcl sheviki ! There is a bill before Congress <o give five unnamed men (not the conservative Federal Reserve Board) power to issue four billions of paper money?nearly as much as all the money the country now has in circulation. Through the unrestrained expansion of bank credits the'cost of living has about doubled in two years and four months. Such an issue as that now asked by the Treasury could scarcely fail to mount prices 100 per cent higher. To what good? The United ?states re? sumed specie payments in 1878. After nearly forty years of sound finance, are we to face an era of depreciated "greenbacks" again? Forty Feet Now 1 If Mayor ITylan can convince the Presi? dent of the need of a forty-foot channel through Hell Gate and the dredging of the East River shoals to a similar depth, he will perform a considerable service for the commercial interests o?1 this city arid an even greater service for the nation. It should not be difficult. The War and Navy departments have agreed on the "eventual" necessity of the forty-foot channel. It is needed for battleships; it is needed for the commerce of the port. But the plan on which the engineers are working is for a thirty-five foot channel. The battle has been fought over and over, again in Congress. The idea seems to be that since a thirty-five foot channel might ?~cv\a now and would cost less money to dredge, it will be good enough. That point of view does not take into consideration the fact that to dredge now for the shal? lower channel, and later for the deeper one, would unquestionably cost more money than to make one operation of it. Mean? time, if the deep channel is not made there is always the possibility that the shallower c-ne will not quite measure up to the na? tion'.-; demands, either commercially or from a military standpoint. With the tremendous pressure of war conditions on the port, with the East River so choked with shoals that deep-draft bat? tleships cannot get into the Brooklyn navy yard from Long Island Pound, at low tide, the time has come for Congress to change its attitude toward the Port of Now York. Thoroughgoing Charities Reform Assemblyman Meyer's bills for a reor? ganization of the State Hoard of Charities, based on the report of Mr. Charles H. Strong to Governor Whitman, deserve the thoughtful consideration of the Legislat? ure. Mr. Strong, on a commission from the Governor, investigated the present, methods of administering the .'date's chari? ties. His report constitutes an indictment, not of the individuals involved, but of the system itself. It calls for a radical re? construction of the system. There can be no question of the break-down of that which is; the only possible question is as to the wisdom of that which Mr. Strong proposes. And on that score it may be said that the State Board of Charities has 'concurred in or indorsed the greater part of the remedial measures he proposes. The bills would substitute for the pres? ent Board of Charities, consisting of twelve unpaid members, a board of nine members, three of them salaried. The : president and the heads of the two pro 1 posed bureaus, the bureau for mental de? ficiency and the bureau for dependent children, are to receive, pay. They will I have to give all their time to the service. I Of the other members, one is to be a woman, one a penologist, one an educa ! tional expert, one a physician of general experience, with special reference to hos p-pitals and dispensaries; one a lawyer, and ] so on. In other words, the board is tc be. so constituted as to embrace in its : membership a group of individuals of spe? cial attainments to cover all the problems i likely to come up in the course of its deliberations. On this board are to be conferred powers ; which will make it an authoritative body ?not merely a kind of advisory body, as is 1 the present board. It would have powei j of purchase, the review of building plans ? for state institutions, the acquisition ol | sites and the execution of plans for instl ! tutional extension, the making of rules : for the reception and retention of inmates i in tho state's institutions?a power now 1 possessed by the board as to private insti? tutions?and the like. It would be per ; mitted to create a new bureau, the bu ; reau for dependent children, which wouh ! develop new standards for the care ol children in the institutions, attend to the 'placing out of certain classes of childrer in private homes, supervise foundling asy i lums with a view to reducing their mor ta?ity rates, establish new measures ol ! outdoor relief. The state board alsc ? would be authorized to issue its own cer tificates of compliance by private institu tions with its rules and regulations, those! certificates, to bo a prerequisite to pay? ment of subsidies to these institutions by local disbursing officials. This menus that there could be no repetition of the scan? dals as to local institutions disclosed here by Charities Commissioner Kingsbury. All this is technical. What it proposes, in effect, is the creation of a board of ex? perts, at least three of whom shall be constantly on the job, the board to have full power and jurisdiction to supervise state charitable institutions and regulate private institutions drawing public moneys for their support. The Tribune believes this is hot only desirable but necessary?a necessity declared by every consideration of good business and human decency. Similar bills last session were lolled by politics?not crude partisan politics, but personal considerations and a desire not to make the sweeping changes demanded. The fair fame of the state, which under? takes to care for its unfortunates ade? quately and has fallen down on the job, is at stake here. Nobody has proposed a better scheme of reform than is embodied in these bills prepared by Mr. ?Strong after a long and careful study of the situation. They ought to be passed, and Governor Whitman ought to lend his personal in? fluence to assuring their passage, so that his administration may have the credit of placing them on the statute books. Exempting the South There is no irritation over Dr. Garfield's i latest order lifting the pall of heatless j Mondays from the South. His act is held ; up as further evidence that "the South" is in the saddle. Whatever may be the truth as to that, tho fact remains that the amount of coal consumed in the South is small, first, be? cause of its climate, and. second, because Southern industries are not of great vol? ume. The states of the North Atlantic consume six and a half tons per head; the interior states: of the South, including Ala | bama, only half a ton. The population of all the South covered i by Dr. Garfield's order does not equal a 'sixth part of the nation. That which re? mains covers nearly one-half and probably 'more than three-quarters of the nation's i manufacturing. It is curious to reflect that the indusi rial life of the United States, so far from hav? ing changed since the Civil War, remains practically as it was. The Northern States, from the Missouri eastward, stfll have the greater part of the population, manufact? uring, the coal, the iron, the wealth. Chasing the Calory The first step toward spreading the mys? terious cult of the calory has been taken at an opportune time. Unhappy man, de? prived of his daily beefsteak and forced to subsist on corn muffins in which many alien bands have experimented, may de? rive a modicum of comfort from the chase <?!' the calory. Formerly sequestered in domestic science schools, or the exclusive ?property of those sybarites of the tene? ment bouses, who have proverbially many advantages of which humdrum uptown knows nothing, the calory has at la. t emerged into relations with the ordinary hungry, quick-lunch eating populace. On our menu cards now the calory rides hand in hand with the cost of each dish. "W hat zest it gives to the hunt for food en meatless days to be told that one egg boiled or fried is worth 240 calories; that stuffed cabbage with sauerkraut is worth 330! Down at tho bottom of the list one finds such treasures as ''fresh country sausage with mashed potatoes, 520," and "salmon salad with mayonnaise, 530." Even the despised "sinkers" rise in the popular estimation when they are discov? ered to have the capacity of 280 degrees cd' heat, in addition to unmeasured prowess for stomachache. The goal in this fascinating game of chasing the calories is 2,300 a day for men employed in sedentary labor and 2,000 for women. We can't see why a womar stenographer shouldn't be allowed to eat as many calories as her boss, who may not. work half so hard: but this is evidently one of the fields wherein sex discrimina? tion still lingers, in spite of the war. The harder one works the greater handicap he gets in the great game. The carpenter is privileged to attain "?.000 calories, and the soldier 4,000. The game, of course, is played in three heats a day, and the. total of Cileries for the day divided equally among them. If you cheat, if,you order more calories than your status in labor permits, you suffer the penalty of seeing in your bad dream after the orgy these words written in steaming tomato soup upon your bed room wall: "Save meat for the soldiers. Every piece of meat wasted here means a ? hungry soldier over there." A Republican Crisis (From The Globi ) On Tu'.'-ilay the Republican National Com tee will elect a new chairman, and the choice will indicate whither the party is headed. In 1912, by fere:-.- a split rather than consent <o majority rule, the Old Guard almost succeded in killing the organization. In 1916, after the election had been prac ?al'.y won by judicious relegations, the Old Guard rushed to take charge and chased victory away. Now it is to he shown whether a third, and this time probably a successful, attempt at suicido is to be made, The Old Guard is reported.to be behind John 'I'. Adams, of Iowa, for chairman. Mr. Adams has the repute of being an extreme reactionary, He was one of the "burglars" 'of the Chicago convention of 1912, has been a steady opponent of progressiveness, has , , teen a bone-head opponent of labor, and in Ihe pre-war period is reported to have been writer of letters to newspapers wherein he called Sid Edward Grey "the arch hypocrite" and loudly called for an immediate embargo i>a munition sihpments. Mr. Adams comes from Dubuque, with a smaller population but almost as great a German centre as Milwau? kee. As if to mi ?.? > imself ? lore t omp ? ? I; inavailabre, he has been a violent antagonist of woman suffrage, trong - opposed to recog , ! nition et* the n< w gr . ? electorate, The success of 1 i Ad .?- ci ndidacy will . show that R( publican i, url onism has ' larned nothing. Peruvian Poems A Song of the Road ?/?'lom Portrv) 'I he way was black, Tlio night wa-, mad with lightning: ? bestrode i My wild young colt upon a mountain road, And. crunching onward, like a monster's jaws Ills ringing hoof-beats their glnd rhythm kept, Breaking the glassy surface of the pools Where hidden waters slept, A million buzzing insects in the air On droning wing made sullen discord there. But suddenly, afar, beyond the wood,. Beyond the dark pall of my brooding thought, I saw lights cluster Wee n swarm of wasps Among the branches caught. "The inn!" I cried, and on his living flesh My bronco felt the lash and neighed with eagerness. And all thisHjJOie the cool and rju/t. wood Uttered no sound, as though it understood. Until thcjre came to me upon the night A voice so clear, so clear, so ringing sweet!?? A voice as of a woman, mid her song Dropped like soft music winging at my feet, | And seemed a sigh that, with my spirit blend- | And thrcHigh the empty silence of the night, j And through the quiet of the hills, I heard That music; and the sounds the night wind j bore me, Like spirit voices from an unseen world, Came drifting o'er me. I curbed my horse, to catch what she might say: "At night, they come, and they ?re gone by day." And then another voice, with low refrain And untold tenderness, took up the strain; i? "Oh, love ?is but an inn upon life's way? At night they come, and they are gone by j day." Their voices mingled in that wistful lay. I Then I dismounted and stretched out my ? length ?j Beside a pool, and while my mind was bent T'pon that mystery within the wood My eyes grew heavy end my strength was spent. And so ? slept there, huddled in my cloak. And now, when by untrodden paths T go Through the dim forest, no repose ? know At any inn at nightfall, but apart ? sleep beneath the stars, for through my heart. Echoes the burden of that wistful lay: "At night they come, and they are gone by day; And love is but an inn upon life's way." The Magnolia Deep in the wood, of scent and song the daughter, Perfect and bright is the magnolia born; White as a flake of foam upon still water. White as soft fleece upon rough brambles torn. FTers i? a cup a workman might have fash? ioned Of Grecian marble in an age remote. Hers ?s a beauty perfect and impassioned, As when a woman bares her rounded throat. There ?s a tale of how the moon, her lover. Holds her enchanted by some magic spell; Something about a dove that broods above her. Or dies within her breast I cannot tell. ? cannot say where I have heard the story, Upon what poet's lipsj but this I know tier heart is like a pearl's, or like the glory Of moonbeams frozen on the spotless snow. .IOSK SANTO^ CHOC ANO. (Translated by John Pierrepont Rice) "Right to the End'* .'/.i The Sydney Morning Herald, Kew South Wales) Right to the end! Whoever counts the cost, His soul of honor is already lost; The race that would a sacred cause defend Must cling to Justice, though the heavens fall, 'Mid crashing worlds, through the charroi! wreck of all Right to the end Ruin and Horror stalk the Belgian plain And Desolation broods o'er famed Louvain*, From Ypres' choir the dun smoke-wreaths ascend, And, mounting with them, voices of the dead [mplore of us to follow where they led Right to the end I ' ; Gallipoli, Anzac and Lonesome Tine, ? If still there be on earth n glory shrine ' 'Tis there; where, far from home and wife and friend, : The Bouthern brave their deathless laurels won And dauntless faced the Vandal and the Hun Right to the end ' We will not blench; 'twere better, nobler far, | To perish mid the hecatombs of war | Than live inglorious, failing to defend The innocent'oppressed. Wha'te'er betide, Our place is in the van, by Honor's side, Right to the end FATHER O'REILLY, of St. John's College. The Reward i From The Westminster Gazette) , If you cover your hurt with a jest, lad, and make light of the fact you're hit, And laugh in the face of danger, oh, then you have (bine your bit; When the odds are all against you, and in spite of the fact die game, ? Oh, then you have earned your laurels, and a deathless right to fame! j When the blast of the gunfire deadens all sounds that are good to hear? , The song of the birds at daybreak, a com? rade's voice in your ear? If deep in the hideous tumult the still, small voice is heard, Oh, then you have shared with heroes the triumph .of those who dared! i If. crippled and maimed in body, you keep? with a man's control ? : The fortress unspoilt and lovely of your impregnable sou!; Oh, then there is none can hurt yeu, defended you take your stand, For the power of the Lord is with you, to strengthen you heart and hand! If nothing can daunt your courage or breed in you panic fear, And you cherish your sens,g of humor in a game that, has cost so dear; ? Though ?he luck be dead against you, an?l you follow your pals to the "West," With the great you have known the ?.?.lory ot having achieved the best! WINIFRED A. COOK. WASHINGTON, the new Mecca of world democracy, where signs and wonders are being wrought for hu? manity, has become the Boom Town to which the venturesome find passage and the passionate pilgrims take their way. The Washington boom is not like a Johan? nesburg golconda stampede, an Oklahoma City land rush, or a Detroit cycle-whirl. It is not a Seattle boom that bunks three shifts to a bed, a wage crowd with callouses on its hands and mud on its boots. It is a laundered boom an'! wears spats. Scarcely less feverish and multitudinous, however, are its eager, jostling, dollar-a year, dollar-an-hour and dollar-a-second throngs, trekking back overland from the prairies, the cotton fields and the lumber woods, eddying in this now vortex of indus? trial, financial, political and milifary ac? tivity. Washington, the dynamic, is not without the accompaniments to sudden expansion, landlord profiteering, real estate speculation, restaurant shortage?, housing crises and the discomforts of mushroom institutions. The capital grows ?and groans, spilling over its old horizon and congesting at its centre, until, like New York, it begins to seem much too small for what is demanded of it. Fifty thousand peoplo having arrived within the war year, it is now a city of over ?0O.0OO, hard put to live in the houses of 1915. Its streetcar system is overwhelmed, its telephone system is a conundrum, its ofiice buildings are jammed, its restaurants are turned into veritable breadlines and its crowded streets look like the road to the trenches. War Spirit at Its Best The patriotic war spirit is at its very best here, as indeed is the spirit of community friendliness. Washington is not anything il it is not fraternal. And this "hail-fellow well-met" camaraderie is enhanced by the discomforts and inadequacies of Washing ton's adaptation to Its new housing respon sibilities. Instinct with the spirit of discovery am adventure, the new Washington shows a dis regard for antecedent things and strive: 'good-humoredly to sort out its comforts fron the jumbled heaps, enjoying those pleasure of camp fraternizing usually monopolized b; the very poor. Practically, Washington has adjusted it self badly. The growth is forced to bccom< I intensive, rather than expansive. Unlike it Oklahoma or Chicago, where new claims ar 'staked on the raw prairie, the Washingtoi boom merely revalues the foot-frontage o its bed and table spaces. Vacant lots hav no present value whatever, unless open-ai sleeping becomes fashionable in the s_rin| The capital lacks capital. It lacks loca initiative. The government has produce ; miracles in departmental expansion on N Man's Land, in requisitioned office and apart ment buildings for administrative purpose: ? Shrewd Western industrial magnates tak , pains to house man and horse that are aske 1 to labor on the morrow. And there is \ government movement here, too, to apprt priate capital for house building. Washington is a renting, or,' rather, a r< renting proposition, with its temporary po] ulation. Landlordism is made a live issu by the cessation of building. The monopol becomes a perfect thing. The Johnson bi to regulate rents in Washington is, of cours theThost radical measure ever proposed ou ; side of the Russian Soviet. Regulating prie? or wages toys with economic relations, bi regulating rent, interest or profit gets I grips with fundamentals. The real estate men of Washington, in t! t midst of the liveliest land boom that tl .capita! has known in this generation, thro vigorously at the proposed rent regulation. They rightly attribute much of the rent profiteering to re-renters and sub-leaser?. One man boasts that he rents a house from an owner for $40 a month and sub-leases it for $400 a month, furnished. Many instances of -100 per cent profit 'ire cited. A room within the two-mile circle rents for ?$30. A well placed room rents for >;?0. A bedroom with alcove within the mile circle brings $7?"?. Houses tliat in Chicago would rent for $100 her?- bring $250. Many of them are sub-leased, leaving the owner the marke* price of a year ago. The landlord profiteering is as difficult to put on-'s finger on as is producer? jobber, wholesaler, retailer and re retailer profit in rood distribution. The Johnson bit proposes to limit rent ad? vances to P.) per cent on unfurnished-- and 15 per cent on furnished homes. This, sa;, the realty me::, will discourage furnishet renting and will bankrupt the landlords, thus making the plight of the Tenants worse b> the instrument of pi ice fixing. "Buy Real Estate Now" "Pay Washington Real Estate Now!" is tin realty slogan. If. is not ;> win-the-war crj by any means. "Build en Washington's Va cant Lots!" would be the more patriotic par it,is u ged that tho government appropri?t several million dollars for financing Washing ton. house-building operations, in addition t its avowed policy of spendimr $100,000.000 t finance housebuilding in the munition an shipbuilding towns at tidewater boom pools. "Wc have the largest force of salesmen w have ever had," says one realty man. have never seen better selling conditions. Those activities will take toll, but not ad beds or tables. "1 have taken deposits on my row of house before 1 could get the foundation down," sai another. Secretary McAdoo has become tho censor < industrial .security issues. He might profit; My promote the activities of that man v.T is getting a foundation down for a hou: for Washington to lay its head in. The government is a bull in the boom ma ket here, 'towns that would like to take c a boom should take pains to acquire a wi government. Uncle Sam is a house buildc a lot user and a furniture buyer who mak the average magnate dizzy. i As a landlord lie has spread over the DJ i trict of Columbia like a visitation. The or nance department at one time occupied twe . ty-six dilieront buildings. The location some of these ?.vas unknown to the beads ' the other divisions. Office buildings ha been occupied; the Munsey Trust Compa ; has been moved from its substantial offic ' on Pennsylvania Avenue to make way for 'war bureau; apartment buildings on Si teenth Street now hum with administrai activity; hotels, residences and structures j ?11 kinds have been given over to house t ? headquarters of the army of democracy. (iovernnicnt Leasing Buildings The government has a habit of leasi | buildings, like the Mills Building on Pel ' sylvania Avenue, that houses one of the i ? morons parts of the War Department. '1 i splendors of the Interstate Commerce Co I mission's home are rented. Some of tin i tive-year leases are .said to yield enough I defray the lucky owner the cost, of I ?building, though this is pre-war gossip. Furniture vans hump themselves along I streets delivering handsome office equipm : to the innumerable new offices that spring j overnight. Oh, to be ?n the furniture bi : ne.--.; in Washington! Not a very patrh ? sentiment, but slathers of dandy furniture going into the aerea of new oftices. Other industrial towns measure their Itiviliea in factory do?,,- space. This new dustrial centre measures its activity in off. -paco, Other booming Pittsburghs and B mingl ams reckon their prosperity by tonnstR output. Washington, the industrial prodig? m"a. uves its output in printing. The gcj crnment printing bureau, already the M large industry in the capital, has now alibi: doubled its activities. And it works nights. What do these ordnance bureaus, the.? transportation bureaus, those food adminii trations, these departments, divisions, c<* mittecs, section?, secretarial factories, pi> ?'nee, both in peace and in war? Telegnpl messages, telephone messages. letters, p?w phlets, posters, bulletins and reports. Speaking, writing and printing are B Washington's three great industries. A? now i?. is articulate, eloquent, dictator? irresistible in its stentorian tones. Colonel "Marse" Henry Watterson, de mandfng the continuance of the capita strict injunction against fjctories penaU?-..^ by r.nti-smoke ordinances, once raid: "Washington is the drawing room of m country; k"op the smoke of the k?tenen OOT Nor is there any visible smoke, but light?' ! than-air products in plenty ;?n?l nrjeh wisdotj ] Certainly the Administration has throtj up the needful administrative fa?:':iiiies *???? effective rapidity. (.>:\o is only regretful tb?^ the Administration ha? not thought to thro up a few dormitories as effectively a.s it bi tli? G. A. Fuller Company pitch the Fount of National Defence struct uro on Kightecnt Street into being ..? a cost of ^2Ji,000, on i ; cost-plus profit basis. Comfortable Offices The Food Building adjoining and the W Building scattered over No Man's Lana? ! vented acreage remote from streetcar** i!* also good examples of rapid, economical*" adequate building. They ave the most M11' f? ?table oflice buildings ?it Washington,<** porary or permanent. The Food Building*"1 $285,000 and contains three hundred offi?s' where probably one thousand people WM**?" .worry and plan and direct and exhort ?cfI Une,o Sam. '1 he new War Trade Hoards*?'] by will be ready for occupancy in April Rf^ will house the dozen scattered sections of? important and extensive ami of the war K' ? ministration. The ordnance department is gatheriBf*' I self up in its new staff and bristol boa?"4 ?buildings at Sixth and G streets. The loiMJ : lion in tin' ordnance, food and war tnw! departments, because of these scattered b*F ing discomforts, has been considerable *? the government moving \ ;-.n will pros'" ? take a needed re t. Some ordnance otfi?;3 have complained that their offices haveb?** 1 the moving van. In illustration of the*? ? ing day and camping-out life led by v',r, dustry in Washington, the war insuran** r '? partaient is in part housed in the Nat" Museum with the rest of the departed Washington, alwavs a city of anomaly now exhibits some of them painfully. , ington people are voteless. Tiere is a ?* certed movement on to enfranchise the trict's inhabitants, who, though they ar<- ??" permanent in character than are the re? ; ? appointed members of its parental tnunidi* ? board, are indicted by the ultra-coas*1^ tives as being uitlandera whose real *?*__) 'and kopjes are in the several states }* home." i gtc^^^^^^^^^Bs" i o of c n ?r. 1 difranchisement at this moment beeau.** vast clerical world feeN the pinch ef ?*\ Food prices have gone Up 00 per cent iWi ; 1914. Renta have in many eases double* | Woollen clothes cost twice a? much as befo? ; as any one who by chance wears sock? 13*! discover. But the "pampered" govetame? ( employe in the capital hasn't had his "'*& (a thousand pardons salary) rfi^ed '** ' chrononslv. '