OCR Interpretation

The Washington herald. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, November 23, 1918, Image 4

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045433/1918-11-23/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

The Washington Herald Company,
7-4?j Eleventh Street Phone Mun 33??
INTON T. BRAINARD Pretident ?nd Pttbllsher
. j Torki Trlbun* Building; Chicago, Tribune Building; St. Louis,
ird National Bank Building; Detroit. Ford Building
subscription rates by carrier:
Dally and Sunday. 40 cents per month: J4.80 per year.
?o ^S!'.,?and Sun^*y. cents per month; 16.00 per year. Dally onlT.
so cents per month; 14.SO pe" "ear
natt^J,eTed at th? postofflee at Washington. D. C.. as aecond-class mall
Mr. McAdoo's Resignation.
William G. McAdoo has resigned as a member of President Wil
s Cabinet. He not only leaves his position as Secretary of the
-fVTa5ury. hut Railroad Administrator and more than a half dozen
olher responsibilities which he has borne with great credit to him-i
?elt and his country. His has been a five-man job which made a ma
jor contribution to the winning of the war. As Secretary of the!
^Veasury he was the fount from which all war activities sprang, di-1
fectly or indirectly, for money was the first essential in the carrying]
#ut of our military prograifi. The fatt that we emeged victorious is!
only testimonial needed.
When Mr. McAdoo took office in 1913 the position as Secretary'
fl the Treasury was mere pastime when compared with its present
proportions. Then government finances were figured by the millions.
Today they are calculated by billions.
s During the past year and a quarter, Mr. McAdoo supervised the;
raising of nearly $17,000,000,000 in liberty loans, about $1,000,000,000:
wi war savings stamps, and the collection of more than $2,000,000,000 |
in taxes. In that time he also directed the loaning of about $8,000,-'
800,000 to the allied nations. He planned the financing of the world, j
One billion dollars is beyond the conception of any individual'
mind. Such a huge sum is practically incalculable, but it serves to j
?measure the genius of Mr. McAdoo who, as Secretary of the Treasury, j
has successfully handled public finance in totals which the world has
iever heard of before.
Mr. McAdoo proved himself to be a creative genius. He was,
the directing thought of the framing of the Federal reserve bank-!
ing system. He mapped the emergency currency act which re-!
$eved what threatened to be a widespread disaster to America. Hist
Creation of the farm loan banks gave farmers much needed as
i Wc regret that Mr. McAdoo's explanation of resignation is not
Store convincing. As to his health, we believe that he could so shape
bis present affairs to take a vacation for several months. As to
kis personal finances, it is an injustice that a man should be com
pelled to pauperize himself through the holding of high public office.
A Cabinet officer receives $12,000 a year. Any man should be j
able to support a family on that income. It is a large salary to!
ihe man who has never earned more than $25 a week. But it is no j
rompensation for a man like Mr. McAdoo, whose monetary worth!
ihould be calculated by capacity. Twelve thousand dollars a year J
s a measly pay indeed for a public official wtu> can earn more than
:hat sum in a month.
We recall Mr. McAdoo's engineering feat of building the Hud
lon Tubes. We do not know how much he was paid for that work,
jot no one will dispute that he earned more than $12,000 per year.
Brilliant as Mr. McAdoo's work has been as a 'Cabinet official,
le resigns his post with a haze hanging about several issues. The
Mincipal of these is government control of the railroads in the
?espect of their future disposition. Mr. McAdoo has not committed
liftiself on this question which will certainly develop to be an im- j
>ortant political factor before the next Presidential election. This j
And knidrcd subjects may either elect or defeat the next Presi
iential candidate.
* *i We do not connect this with Mr. McAdoo's resignation, but with |
ill due crcdit to his notable administration, we recall that The Wash- |
ngton Herald just one year ago published a story that Mr. Mc-j
\doo had Presidential aspirations, which story he denied at that time, j
Well, Gen. Maurice, old top, the Easterners were right.
"Beyond the Alps lies Italy." Nope. Both sides of the Alps now.
Anyhow, as somebody has once before remarked, Wilhclm the j
Last is certainly in Dutch.
Hoover was right. To judge from the starvation cries out of j
iocheland, it was food that won the war.
This is just as good a time as any to suggest that the new Ger
nan republic adopt American as its official language.
"Restrictions on tin can manufacture raised." A huge new sup
>Iy is needed to tie to the abdicating German princelings and dukc
Won't somebody please call attention of these European rcform
:rs to the little matter of the spelling of personal and place names in
Russia and Poland?
Do a crowd, a red flag and forty-seven rifle shot.4 make a revo
lution? A good per.ee time job for Boche militar.sls would be stage
??naging mob scenes for photoplays.
The food situation in Europe being what it is, those hosts of
American tourists who are planning to rush across on the first boat
rould better take lunch baskets with them.
But who cares5 If, a la Lenine, German Bolsheviks massacre
he German intellectuals, they'll only be wiping out the very class
rhich proved itself the most iniquitous support of Prussian aggres
Good weather had a lot to do with making allied military opera
ions possible and successful this year. AS Providence is believed to
ule the weather this ought to settle the question of which side God
sally was oir in the war.
Hymn Universal.
When the sun hath shone on my lands alone.
Or on others refused to shine, ?
When the winds have blown on my sails alone
To pilot me across the brine.
When the waters of river and sea
Flow only for mine and for me?
Then God, my Father, smite my foe.
And shield Thou mine and me
For I am Thine as Thou art mine,
So shield Thy cause in me.
God, my father, sharp Thy sword
And in my puissant hand
O, grant me of Thy purpose, Lord,
By sea and sky and land.
When I ask for a sign to proclaim Thee as mine,
Thou hast granted me famine?and yield,
And the sun and the rain which hath brought me Thy gain
Hath beaten down my full-grown field. ,
For the suns and the tides and the snows
Hath no favor of friends or of foes.
So God. my Father, guide my foe.
For he, too, looks to Thee;
Dissolve us both from battle-oath
And make him friend to me.
God, our Father, purge our pride
' And heed us lest we fall;
Be every self-stained prayer denied
And be Thou God of all
(Copyright, 1913 )
Vice President of Fleet Cor
poration States Economy
Is Watchword.
Limited ship construction has been
the policy of the? Kmerg?ncy V le**
Corporation since September, Charles
Pies, vice-president of the Emerg
ency Fleet Corporation stated last
night Iit answer to the resolution of
Senator Harding: who quoted that
the Emergency Fleet would need
200.000 workmen during'the coming
year. This estimate of labor, the
Shipping Board stated, was made
i under war conditions several months
ago. .
It van stated yesterday thst the
board of tmstees decided early in
September that no new contracts for
ship or riant construction should be
let. At the sumo time vessels that
were not likely to bo built during the (
early months of 1930 were cancelled
The Emergency Fleet Corporation be- j
Kan then, it was stated, to shape its |
policy for economy rather than speed ^
in construction, with the aim of ad
justing the shipbuilding industry to,
the normal as soon as possible. j
Every possible safeguard has been j
made through inspection and actual
tests, the Shipping Hoard announced |
Inst niifht. as to the seaworthiness of ;
the vessel* before deliveries. All
vessels, both w??od nnd steel, have
been inspected as to the soundness |
of the hull and the condition of the |
machinery by the classification so
ciety. In addition, the vessels have
i 'nsnected by the I'nlted State* I
Steamboat Inspection Service and by i
meml>ers of the stuff of the Fleet
Special Corr?*pon?ie?t of The Washington Herald
New i ork. Nov. 1L\?The Hroadway j
boulevardler's shining breastplate?his j
stlfT white shirt ?is no more. The war j
has taken the starch out of it as well j
as many other things. The "full dress j
suit," as they say back in Indiana, ex- |
cites comment for its strangeness now |
in Gotham. Even the dinner jacket is |
banned. j
Beaunash does not write of the cor- i
rect details of evening dress any
more in the theater programs, ihej
soft shirt is a symbol of accommoda
tion to environment and word comes >
buck from Ptcadilly that even the
Englishman is adopting the soft shirt. j
Soft collars that were permitted at j
tennis matches or around the summer |
resort verandas are now a part of a|
gentleman's dress at the first night,
performances. It may be that some j
day New York will come back to the j
"immaculate evening dress." but it
will be many years.
There are many reasons for the de- I
cline of the stiff-front shirt. The rigid I
rationing of coal prevents the fine
' gloss on linen and there is a delicacy
about shining shirts and ?ilk top hats j
when men are sleeping in the mud in j
? But the Big I flea goes deeper. Broad- I
way is just like the backwoods after!
all. Broadwavites are creatures of en-{
vironment. It is slowly sinking in j
along Broadway that Lincoln# was a!
soft shirt mar.. he presented a
stiff front to adversity.
Heroes returning from the other j
side are wearing soft collars along I
Broadway, and so Broadway, in the i
midst of this new environment, is
i changing from the conventional to the
unconventional, and will survive It. I
just as It has survived other calami- |
I Around the foyers and tea rooms or
i the smart places like the Ritz. M*.
| jestic. St. Regis and Clnridge a great
I change has come over the well dressed
j men and women of the pre-war days.
I The man may have a well-fitting, ex
l pensively tailored suit, but the eff?ct
is for the unconventional-and thus
I he sports a ?oft eollar and goes cane
j less, spat less and starchless And tho
I women wear "dinner gown" with long
| transparent sleeves instead of the
I evening gown of a few years ago.
That Manhattan is patient has been
illustrated strikingly by the telephone
situation during the past few weeks.
The epidemic brought the staff or
I operators down to an alarming inin?
' mum. Business men held to tneir
i phones a's long as half an hour to get
a call through without losing their
1 temper. The telephone companv had
page advertisements in the newspapers
asking its patrons not to telephone
unless It was absolutely necessary. To
est a telephone connection was no
longer an achievement. It was a ca
M< ssmore Kendliu is the owner of
the Capital theater now being built on
Broadway at Fifty-first street He has
a mother aged seventy, who looks not
much more than half that a?e. . r.
Kendall called W<?t On a bust
' ness trip recently and his mother t Id
him that she was going to take an
automobile trip and would be gone
several weeks. She took the automo
bile trip and is still taking it.^ But
not here She Is over there. She Is
driving an amhu'ance In France. YV hen
the news reached the son he was dis
tracted and cabled his mother to
come home at once. Hir answer
cable was: "De a sood boy and bo
bed early."
Bert Savoy an7~.lay Brennan. of
I "The Follies." went Into Chi'd's < are
' at the Circle the other nl?ht. On a ta
T>ve was a stack of wheat cake' and
I Savor put one in his focket. I ut i
I hack." said Brennan. "Put what
! hack?"' asked Savoy. "That wheat
I "My goodness. T thought lt*was a
I souvenir blotter." came from Savoy.
| Elects Hoi,?ton B. Teehee Presi
dent, E. F. Rc-Sinson Scere'ary.
Houston B. Teepee, registrar at the
Treasury Department. wo* electea
president of the Ok 1*hum Society at
an organliatlon meeting held last
night In Senator ?or?'s office. E. r_
Robinson was appointed secretary and
treasurer Standing committees wl.l
be announced la'er hv Mr. Teehee.
One hundred former residents or
Oklahoma were present. Inc ud.nc
many men from the neighboring
camps. Short addresses by MaJ. o??l
llts and by C. R. Matthews, of the
Postofflce Department, were given.
Mrs Belle Barry, a war worker from
Oklahoma City, gave several readings.
"Me can't talk of anything But the i
"Then, I don't wonder at his nu
made possible the distribution of
$500,000,000 in emergency currency
I hold in Washington. This at once
: relieved what threatened to be wide
spread disaster in America.
rroponra Ship llill.
I Within h month of the outbreak of
the war lie proposed the ship pur
| chase bill, which was filibustered to
death in Congress, but which brought
' about the United States Shipping
I Board In 1917. This measure, like
many others, indicates the* vision of
the man. Mr. McAdoo, by confer
ences. brought aid to foreign ex
change, to the cotton growers and ex
i porters, to the grain producers, and
! shortly after the war began provided
| American ships with insurance
| through the creation of the Bureau
j of War Risk Insurance.
The creation of the farm loan
I banks in 1016 gave the farmers of the
, country much needed assistance. In
kthe preceding year Mr. McAdoo had
[ tchired South America nnd did much
j to aid the Nation's foreign trade at.
a most critical period.
; In 1917. when this country entered
' the war. Mr. McAdoo took up tasks
i which he carried out only by plac
ing in jeopardy his health. During
(the year and a quarter of the war.
i Mr. McAdoo supervised the raising
| of nearly $17,000,000,000 in liberty
[loans, about S in war
savings stamps, and the collection
of over $2,000,000,000 in taxes. In
! that time he also directed the loan
! ing of -about IK.OOO.OOO.OOO to the al
lied nations.
j Among notable steps he has taken
j was the use of government funds
for the moving of crops, the crea
, tion of the cotton pool and the gold
; pool, and the adoption of insurance
i and allotment of pay for all Ameri
can roldiers '?nd sailors. Soon after
j he took office he signed a check for
j S25.OO0.000 f?>r the purchase of the
j Danish islands in the West Indies.
| the check being the second largest
ever cleared from the Treasury, the
record being one for $40,000,000. in
i connection with the payment for
grounds at Panama. Since that time
? Mr. McAdoo has signed a chcck for
SJOO.OOO.OOO used as a loan to one of
the allies".
Who Will Succeed
Treasurer McAdoo?
I Speculation on the man who tflH be
! named to succeed William Gibbs Mc
? Adoo as Secretary of the Treasury
was general last night in hotel lob
bies and the foyers of the clubs. The
j official circles, however, could not
I venture the name of any cine man as
? the apparent selection of the Prcsi
i dent. The belief was general that 'n
the past week, or since the President
has received the resignation of Mr.
McAdoo. plans have been made for
the naming of a man to succeed to
I the position.
Among the men mentioned fts pos
sibilities was that of James B. For
, gan. chairman of the board of direc
1 tors of the First National Rank of
? Chicago, one of the most powerful
j financial institutions in the country.
Friends of Mr. Forgan pointed out
that he has never been affiliated with
any political v.arty. It is known, how
ever. that he is well liked by Presi
dent Wilson .md that he has fre
quently enjoyea the confidence of the
President on i any of the more vital
! questions of s#**?e.
j Mr. For?an is years old and is not
in robust health which might militate '
against his selection for the pos-. (
Many students of the political situ- j
ation in Washington pointed out that j
Hernard M. Baruch occupies today a
position which fits him in a peculiar j
manner for the work of reconstruc
tion financing, which the Secretary ]
of the Treasury must have a great ,
part in duiing the coming five years, i
Mr. Baruch has been a close friend of
Mr McAdoo, and has also enjoyed the
confidence of the President in all mat
lers There is reason to believe that;
Mr. Baruch has not been approached
by the President on the matter as yet. j
\nother possibility in the minds of
m?nv is Dr. Harry A Oartield. Fuel |
Administrator. Mr. Garfield has been
a staunch admirer of President W il- |
tor for vears and since his appoint
ment as' Fuel Administrator he has
visited the White House more fro- |
quentlv than any of the officials who j
I are outside the Cabinet.
I Although President Carfleld was |
(elected by the Republican party, nis
! son is considered a Democrat In offl- j
I clal circles here. Dr. Garfield or-j
canized one of the largest trust coin- j
i panics In Ohio and previous to his
. affiliation as a teacher with Prince-1
i ton University and his subsequent j
'induction as piesldent of Williams I
1 > otlege. he hns always been interest
!e<i m flnancie! and business ente.-,
Hint** a Possibility.
I Carter Glass. chairman of the;
I House Committee on Banking a |
Finance, is also being spoken of to-,
! night as a possible select.on for the
I position Which Mr. ^Adoo leavra
I Mr. Glass is ?> vears of age *n<J *?*
born in l.ynchbum. Va.. ^re he
; owns two newspapers. He hM
! -erve<l in Congress ever since
! Another name generally discuFs
I Is John Skelton Williams. ( ontroUor
6f the Currency of the Treasur>
! partment, who has been wwoclated
!P , ?itl, Mr McAdoo in the so
lution of most of the Erester prob
l i ? ,iich have confronted the de
partment ar.d the Railroad Ad.nW-;
:,,tion in the past year. Mr. WtU
lams organised and was made F
ident of the Seaboard Air Une I*
in 1904 He was also organ iz r
I number objurations and ^ankm;
| institutions. His home Is in RICH
? mond, Va.
1 Saturday. November *3. H"*
T.uck is hiding on this day ac
! cord Ing to astrology. Uranus is In
I evil place and Saturn is strongly ad
V caution should rule while this con
' figuration prevails, for human Judg
Intent is clouded and m.stakes are
! likely to multiply
J Uranus is in a place
threatening for aviators and for
travel of any sort. Kallwa> accl
dents are indicated. .
There is a sign read as sinist
for the safety of persona In posi
tions of great authority and they
should safeguard the person during
j the next few weeks.
Agriculturists and all who depend
on the earth for their Incomes
should be especially careful today.
They have the forecast of large
'benefits in the future, but they
j should expect anxiety.
I There is danger of misrepresen
tation and misunderstanding while
(this configuration prevails. It mak^s
i for labor troubles and evil reports
\ that cause discontent.
Under this sway the aged should
'conserve their powers for it is sup
posed to be especially threatening
to their welfare.
Negroes are now subject to a gov
ernment of the stars that promises
them industrial opportunities and
gieat prosperity. They should be
careful in choosing their leaders as
there is a sign read as warning
against persons of ulterior pur
Grave disturbances In Russia will
take place after the eclipse of the
Sun. December 3. it Is predicted.
The death of a noted playwright
will be a serious loss to English let
ters. This will take place before
the new year, it Is predicted.
Theaters will prosper greatly
during the next few weeks, if the
stars are read aright.
Reforms in many social customs
are prophesied and the establish
ment of a new order of thing* will
begin with the days of readjust
ment after the war.
Persons whose blrthdate it Is
should take great care of business
I affairs in the coming year. They
i1 may be too much Inclined to pleas
ure and company. Deception on the
part of friends is to be expected.
Children born on this day are
likely to be kind and affectionate
hut ather vain. These subjects of
Sagittarius are usually inclined to
he extravagant but (hey are gen
erally successful.
lOopjrigbU 191B.)
purely personal one given to the
President, and everyone present was
deeply impressed with his sincerity.
Yfirntion ?Pf?*nr.T.
At the close of the brief announce
ment. copies of the correspondence [
were given out. By that time a few |
of the correspondents had "come to" j
sufficiently to ask Mr. McAdoo his i
"My health is good, hut my energy j
is low." he replied. "I feel now that j
it is necessary to take a rest. I feel .
as though I must have at least three
months of quiet, but if in three weeks \
I feel like work I shall probably j
start atrain. ?
"I have no plans, but may resume |
the practice of law in New York after
about three months.
"The more provident may criticise:
me for not having thrown an anchor
to windward before taking this step. ,
but I am Impressed only with the ira- ?
mediate necessity of resting and re
plenishing my energies.
I deeply regret to have to leave the
President at this time. He has a
heavy task before him. I planned to
leave the Treasury by March 4 last,
hut when the war came on I felt it
my duty to remain.
"In peace a man's first duty is to his
family. Tn war his first duty is to
his country. I was willing to remain
while the war lasted, but now that
It Is over anil victory has come. I
feel that I owe it to mv wife and
children to ro out and make a living
for them."
Karlier in the conference between
the correspondents and the Secietary.
In reply to a direct c/iestion. Mr. Mc
Adoo said he Is not going to Europe
with the President.
In this connection ;t was observed
from the copy of his letter of resig
nation that Mr. McAdoo had tender
ed It to the President on November
11. Just three days after the signing
of the armistice and lotijr before th?*
President had announced his intention
of going abroad.
Pace Shown Phynlrnl Strain.
Asked when his resignation is to
take effect Mr. McAdoo said as soon
| as his successor or successors are
[ named by the Preident and approved
i by the Senate.
| At no time during the hour's con
5 ference. either before his announce
i ment or after, was there anything in
the secretary's demeanor Indicating
that lie had anything unusual t?? say
j or that h^ had said anything un
Save for being somewhat thinner
and the lines of his face slUhtly
deeper than six months ago. Mr. Mc
Adoo showed the same front of cheer
fulness, affability, keen Interest in
the problems under discission, and
warm cordiality which has always
been his wont.
He spoke of many future plans In
connection both with the many inter
ests of the Treasury Department and
the Railroad Administration.
Those listening to him had or could
have no other lmprew>1on than that
he would continue to prosecute the
policies he was discussing.
Especially was this so in his dis
cussion of railroad matteis. He had
been unwilling to announce a policy
with respect to government owner
ship or control over the carriers as a
permanent thine, he said, until actual
experience with government control
Fhouid more amply demonstrate what
that policy should be.
He indicated that this experience,
was rapidly being gained, and that he
hoped to have some definite recom
mendations to make in the not dis
tant future.
Mr. McAdoo will not leave Wash
ington for the present. His plan is to
remain, and. a* he expressed it, be as
helpful as possible to his successor or
While he will continue as Secretary
of the Treasury until his successor is
confirmed. Mr. McAdoo plans to re
linquish his duties as Director Gen
eral of R8s!roads not later than Janu
ary l. His successor as Secretary
cannot b?> confirmed before tVcember
2. the date of the opening of the next
session of Consress.
By John Kcndrlrk flnajr?.
Why worry o'er Eternity?
A foolish thing, it seems to me.
I einc?wwith each passing day and year
! 'Tis all around us, now and here.
These spans we name as Day and
Are but divisions *mall of light.
And the eternal years that run
: In point of Time unite in One.
| (OoWTiftit. 19UL)
I would permit nothing but
the most imperious demand*
to force my withdrawal from
public life. Always I shall
cherish as the greatest honor
of my career the opportunity
you have so generously given
me to serve the country un
der your leadership in these
epochal times.
Affectionately yours,
<Signed) W. G. McADOO.
The President,
The White House.
The White House,
* 21 November, 1918.
My Dear Mr. Secretary:
1 was not unprepared for
your letter of the fourteenth,
bccausc you had more than
once, of course, discussed with
me the circumstances which
have long made it a serious
personal sacrifice for you to
remain in office. I knew that
only your high and exacting
sense of duty had kept you
hero until the immediate tasks
of the war should be over.
But 1 am none the less dis
tressed. 1 shall not allow our
intimate personal relations to
deprive me of the pleasure of
saying that in my judgment
the country has never had an
abler, a more resourceful and
yet prudent, a more uniformly
efficient Secretary of the
Treasury; and I say this re
membering all the able, de
voted and distinguished men
who preceded you. 1 have
kept your letter a number of
days in order to suggest, if
I could, some other solution
of your difficulty than the one
you have now felt obliged to
resort to. But 1 have not been
able to think of any. I cannot
ask you to make further sac
rifices, serious as the loss of
the government will be in your j
retirement. I acccpt your res
ignation, therefore, to take ef- |
feet upon the appointment of
a successor, because in justice
to you I must.
1 also, for the same reasons,
acccpt your resignation as Di
rector General of Railroads, to
take effect, as you suggest, on I
the 1st of January next, or j
when your succcssor is ap
pointed. The whole country ?
admires, I am sure, as I do, I
Senate Committee Drops
Disloyalty Inquiry by
Vote of 9 to 2.
The charge of disloyalty which w-as
made sgainst Senator Robert Marion
I?a Follette of Wiaotnrtn wu dia
missed yesterday by the Senate Com
1 mlttoe on Privilege# and Election*,
which haa had the matter under In
vestigation. The vote of the commit
tee wan 5? to 2. the Senator* voting
a* follow*
To dismiss?Sens tor* Reed of Mi*
sourl, Ashurst of Arisona. Vardaman
of Miaaia*ipiJi. Wolrott of l*?lMwar?-.
I>emocrats; Dillingham of Vermont.
Kellogg of Mffinesota. Ken yon of
Iowa, Sherman of Illinois and Knox
of Pennsylvania. Republic* n*
Agalnat dismissal?Sena tor* Pomer
ene of Ohto. chairman, and Walsh of
; Montana. Democrats.
i Senator Fall of New Mexico. Re
publican. and Senators Thompson of 4
\ Kan*as and King of Utah, Demo
i crats, were not present.
Will Make Mlaorlty Report,
i Senator Pomerene announced that
j he is not satisfied with the action of
| the majority of the committee and
will present a minority report to the
I Senate representing the views of
[ Senator Walsh and himself on the
dismissal of the investigation. The
majority report will be filed by Sena
tor Dillingham
The motion upon which yesterday's
sction wa* taken was a motion to
dismiss the charges, which were made
by Gilbert K. Roe. attorney for I^s
Follette. when he appeared beforo
the committee several months ago.
the skill and executive ca
pacity with which you have
handled the great and com
plex problem of the unified
administration of the railways
under the stress of war uses,
and will regret, as I do, to
see you leave that post ju*t
as the crcst of its difficulty is
For the distinguished, disin
terested, and altogether ad
mirable service you have ren
dered the country in both
posts, and especially for the
way in which you have guided
the Treasury through all the
perplexities and problems of
transitional financial condi
tions and of the financing of
a war which has been without
precedent alike in kind and in
scope, I thank you with a
sense of gratitude that comes
from the very bottom of my
Gratefully and affectionately
Hon. William G. McAdoo,
| Secretary of the Treasury.
The New Ebb it t
F at Fourteenth Street.
Tonight It the First of the
in the
Crystal Room
?and they are to be a feature
of the season every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday even
ing?D a n c i n g beginning at
9: 30 and continuing until mid
Good music, and Cafe serv
ice a la carte.
Opportunity is offered for
the enjoyment of Dancing, with
the most agreeable surround
G. F. Schutt,
Augustus Gtunpert.
515 9th St. N. W.
Chinese and American Cooking
Bv the Request of Our Many Patrons We Are Preparing a
From 11 A. M. to 2:30 P. M.
This Lunch Consists of American Cooked* Foods Prepared
by Our Fatuous Chef.
Come upstair;, and enjoy your lunel' away from the noise of
the street. Special attention to after-fheater parties.
Reasonable Prices " High-Clan Service
Refined Surroundings

xml | txt