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The Washington Herald Company
4i}^37-439 Eleventh Street Phone Main sjoe
O. C.
New York. World Bulldln*; Chicago. Tribune Building; St L?ul?.
Post-Dispatch Bulld'n*: Detrolv ^"ord Bulldlns. - ,
Daily and Sunday. 40 centa per month; l?.8Q per Tjar.
Dally and Sunday. *0 cents per month: l?.60 per year. Dally only,
?*'50 cents per month: 6.00 per year.
Entered at the rost office at Waahinton. D. C-. aa aecond-olaaa mall
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30," 1919.
Bring Out the Ice; Halt Profiteering
District officials displayed commendable zeal yesterday in plan
ning for an ice supply for Washington- Perhaps too much confi
dence is placed in the barge shipments from Hudson river points
relieving the situation. Water transportation, especially by barge,
is slow and uncertain.
Every precaution must be taken to supply hospitals and babies
with ice. The comfort of none should be considered until the sick
and helpless have been cared for No one who is humane can ob
t jeet to strict rationing of strictly refreshment places.
Homes, where food must be cooled to keip it in condition,
1. should have ice in preference to public buildings, where it is used
solely for cooling water.
There ought to be no hesitancy in demanding that surplus ice
held in Storage be placed upon the market under proper distribution
Above all, there must be no increase in the price. The officials
wjll prevent any attempts at profiteering if they are true to "the
people. Prompt seizure of the entire supply and sale at right prices
of any conccrn that seeks to profit by the situation will be heartily
approved by the public.
Particular attention should be taken to prevent retail dealers ob
taining ice and selling it at high prices to persons who, in despera
tion, are willing to pay double or more for small quantities.
It profiteering can be prevented by supervision of the District
officials, Washington will have regained some of the reputation that
has been lost by charges that prices have been unjustly boosted.
The Kaiser shouldn't worry about being tried now. He should
worry about being fried hereafter.
Lean men live longer than fat men, but fat men have^ broader
More Profit for the Small Business.
The small and individually owned business can and should be
made more profitable. .
There are many small businesses in and about these cities con
ducted by the very best citizens and rendering good service to their
customers, but they arc not profitable and in many cases are being
conducted at an actual loss.
All this through the lack oi just a little courage and knowledge of
a very few simple principles in the matter of cost distribution, and
which could be brought out by the average bookkeeper of most any
large business, where these principles are a matter of common,
every-day knowledge.
The profit from any business, large or small, is after evfry element
o: cost of doing business has been subtracted.
The small store proprietor, for instance, who is merely getting a
^living out of his business is not making any profit out of it.
2 He should charge up his living, as a salary, the same as if he
swerc working for someone else, and as a part of the cost of doing
The same is true of the wife, daughter or son who may spend a
.part of their time behind the counter?they should draw a salary.
2 The money invested in stock and fixtures should be charged up
"at the rate of 6 per cent as a part of the cost of doing business,
i; Money invested in a business is entitled to wages the same as the
rpeople working for it. ..
* The depreciation ot?store fixtures, equipment and store decora
tions should be charged off at not less than 10 per cent a year.
2 The merchant for instance who does not do this is giving away
?jhis store equipment, a part with each sale.
S These general principles of cost distribution and a few more arc
^well known to the average large business.
And there is a large and profitable opportunity in these cities for
ta young man or woman familiar with tWe accounting of a large and
jwell ordered business to establish a bookkeeping service that will
Ssarve many small businesses.
S This service should not be one of an efficiency expert, business
Sdoctor or even an expert accountant, but rather to open a simple set
jpf books, post them or show someone connnected with the business
Show to post them, draw off the trial balances every month and offer
^suggestions in the way of cost distribution and economics.
" A simple set of books is not only the memory, but the meter of
: a business.
It will not in itself stop leaks nor make additional profits, but it
ill stimulate thought to this end and often point the way.
The young man or woman establishing a bookkeeping bureau for
small businesses would not only find it profitable to himself, but more
so to those employing the service.
r Such a service would be of real social value in promoting general
^5>usiness good order and consequent community prosperity.
When little Willie makes no effort to sneak off to bed without
washing his feet, mother knows that he has cither been up to
meanness or 'needs the attention of a doctor.
He's Still With Us.
Every once in a while some citizen pauses in his daily rush and
finquires offcis neighbor: "What's become of Bryan? Haven't heard
.of him for ages."
P Don't you worry about the Great Commoner; he's still with us
and still talking at so much per talk.
We recently attended a Chautauqua session at which William
Jennings was the chief attraction of the day.
About ten thousand other folks attended, too, and proved by their
patience in waiting for, and by their enthusiasm in welcoming Bryan,
; that he still had a considerable spot all to himself in the public heart.
- Bryan has lost considerable of the fire of his youth; he does not
-carry so exalted an ideal through his addresses as when we heard him
last; but otherwise he is about the same Bryan he always has been,
and his hold on the imagination and affection of the mass of the
American people retains its strength year after year, regardless of
whether Bryan is in office, just out of office or just getting up steam
to run for office. I
Bryan has had the most spectacular and continued career of any
living American.
-He has won more victories and lost more elections than any other
living leader.
~ He has held his hold firmer on the public heart, and, at the same
jtinje, more thoroughly convinced the public that it doesn't want him
?s a leader, than any other man.
Strange how some public men gather unto themselves and keep
the affection of the public, while they may never secure the confidence
of the public in their ability as an executive. -
?Roosevelt aroused enthusiasm among all his adherents, and in
tense hatred among his enemies.
Wilson inspires confidence but absolutely fails to arouse either
enthusiasm, or affection.
j But for Bin Bryan, you have real hearty affection.
New York, July ii.
\Ve nt together. .
At a little gr??n t*b(?.
On a |mn ifrmy roof.
l'nd*r a green pergola.
Halms and potted plants.
And running vlnea.
Had nilwd thla oaala.
Above tUe city turmoil.
?~or down below roared Broadway.
And tho High apirlL
Of money and commercialism.
I But there we were. .
Under soft shaded light.-.
With subdued music.
And the clinking ot Ico.
In long .lender glasses
And It was the hour
Of silver-like dusk.
1 And far In the west.
| Was the dying sun.
J An arch of pulsing splendor.
I Spanning the misty gray.
And a pair of young lovera.
? Came and sat near us.
And soon we could see them.
I Holding hands under the table.
? And we were carried back
5 To the llttlo home town.
j With Us shaded streets
I And evening church bells.
| And chirp of crickets.
! And the soft paddling.
> Of the old ferryboat.
On Its last trip of the day.
And then down Broadway.
Came a new rainbow.
Of electric light bulbs.
Brilliant^ yellow.
! Vivid orange.
Sapphire blue and ruby red.
I Emerald green.
And royal purple.
Blending in a Joseph's coaL
Of many colors.
And they flashed the name*.
Of Oshkosh Garters.
And Kicklesg Drink*.
And things like that.
Ad nauseam.
And our bubble burst.
And we gave forth a sigh.
Paid Jesse James our check.
And went on home.
To our electric fan.
And flea-bitten dog.
Commissioner W. Gwynn Gardiner
will make an address at a home-com
| Ing celebration for the returned sol
ders of Keniiworth tonight on the
i lawn of the Keniiworth Presbyterian
Church. Keniiworth avenue and Ord
j street northeast. He also will pre
! sent a souvenir pin to each soldier.
| A section of the Boy Scout Band will
! furnish the music.
The executive committee consists of:
John S. Druggers. W. M. Petrlek,
i Stephen S. Ball. Mrs. Elizabeth Bras
j hears. Mrs. R. A. Philips, Misses Alice
j Dunkley, Margaret Harvey and Mar
garet Shaw.
Bolshevism Destroying
Petrograd Population
Disease, deportations and executions
are causing rapid reduction In the
population of Petrograd, now believed
to be approximately 800,000 people, the
Stat? Department wa3 advised yes
terday. / #
Bolshevk authorities are removing
their hostages to Moscow and placing
them in interment camps where condi
tions are said to be terrible. A large
amount of supplies has been removed
from Petrograd to towns along the
Volga River.
Uncle Sam to Sell Furniture.
Furniture and kitchen equipment,
used during the war in the Govern
I ment homes for war workers, will be
sold at the Food Administration
Building, beginning Friday morning
! at 10 o'clock. Th? sale will continue
! until the entire stock is .- old.
As far as Arnolds are concerned
| Perhaps H. Ford has never learned^
i Which one was Ben and which was
I But some folks say that he's some
| In flxiri? on a living wage;- \
| What history taught him that?
! His Information is so scant
I He runs the modern wonder plant.
1 A thing the world has marveled at;
j And yet he seems to have a plan
Of fair play to his fellowmfcn;
I What grammar taught him that?
j And any dunce who's been to school.
: Or any educated fool
| Can mix his datefi and floor him flat,
I Can gibber at his foolish fad
| That hate is wrong and bloodshed's
What Bible taught him that?
An ignorant idealist he!
So he gives back to you and me
His total profits of the war.
So recreant a profiteer
Can never know, it's crycUi dear.
What education's for!
(Copyright, 131>. N. a. AJ
If a fellow knew the approximate
aire of the human race, he could tell i
the approximate date of th* first race
Those who are trying to fix the "ul-'
timate responsibility'" for the mis-1
treatment of doughboy prisoner? can
shorten their labors by finding the
man who gave one soldier absolute
auLhority over another.
Evidence that our prison officers!
used blackjacks on doughboy prls- {
oners will force U3 to drop that
"Blackjack" pet name for Pershing, i
The Densmore report contained
some language that offended the gov
emment printing officials, and a lot
more that ofTended big business offi-;
Earl Curzon thinks the kaiser will
not be tried in London. and about
half the world is beginning to think
that he won't be tried outaide of Lon
English Judges object to trying the
| kaiser "by a law they do not know."
* Will some one be good enough to
j lend them a copy of the Ten Cora*
j niandments.
Doubtless you noticed that S00 na
tives were killed and 1.G0) wourded
in Egypt because of their rebellious
ai.d criminal desire for self-deter
Now that aerial mail pilots have
I objected to flying in vile weather, we
don't know whether Burleson will re
buke the pilots or the weather.
"S. S. District of Columbia" will be
the name of one of the new freight
v? -sels to be built at the Virginia
Shipbuilding Corporation yards, ac
cording to a notice received yesterday
by the Board of Trade.
In a letter to the board Colin H.
Livingstone, president of the corpora
tion. suggests that the citizens of
the District arrange appropriate cere
monies for the christening of the
"The great ship win be destined to
carry the name of the District far
and wide throughout the world." he
The returned soldier looking for
work has been well taken care of.
|s the report of governmental and
volunteer employment services.
Sixty-six per cent of registered ap
plicants were placed during the last
five weeks, according to figures
mnde public by Col. Arthur Woods.
Assistant Secretary of War. in
charge of finding employment for
discharged service men.
New York, with a problem five
times as big as any other city ex
cept Chicago, has placed jO per cent
of the applicants. The Middle West,
with Minneapolis in the lead, claims
th?; first five places on the list or
big cities on the percentage basis.
Bj John KenUrick Bang*.
' Oopjrri^ht, 1513. bj tbe McClur* Nev-spApcr
Syndics*.* )
If Heaven with all its gifts of worth
Is still more beautiful than e&ith
I do not blame those Poets wise.
Who dream and sing of Paradise.
But for the time that I am here
Upon this little earthly sphere
I'm going to put into my span
At much of Heaven as i can.
So that when later on I case
Upon those high celestial ways
I'll know my way about, and be
?No stranger to felicity.
Who's Who
Our City
Whenever you desire to recall my
j full name, if you have forgotten it,
ji'St spell HAT. which stands for
H*niy Allen Tupper.
This novel injunction Is applied by i
the popular and talented pastor of
the First Baptist Church. Sixteenth
and O streets northwest, to his newly i
made acquaintances, recalling the
jfact that he was once addressed as
the "Rrverend Mr. Turtle."
This talented clergyman Is attract-j
ing great crowds by his sermons and'
j lectures, and as an attendant upon
1 Dr. Tupper's ministry remarked:
; "This mother of all the Baptist
churches of the District, the 117th
anniversary having Just been cele-.
.brated, has entered upon thf most
prosperous era of Its long and hon
i orable history. More than 100 new'
^members have been added to the
j church roll, and lately up-to-date,
'methods have been adopted. Every:
department of the multiform church',
work is making remarkable progress
; under the enthual.istlc leadership of'
ithe eloquent and magnetic pastor. I
and great plans for the future are be
ing projected."
Kev. Dr. Tupper Is a Tn.on of varied
experiences and attainments. He is
a preacher, a lecturer, author, diplo
mat, after-dinner speaker and bril
liant conversationalist Besides his
college and university degrees. he is
the recipient of the scholastic d^-1
srees of D. D. and LI* D . and has
been honored by schools in tl-'s and j
other lands. He has traveled all over
the world, and is the author of six
volumes on educational, economic and
philanthropic subjects. His last work
"Democracy, the Hope of Human
ity," haa been highly commended by
men high In public life.
Dr. Tupper's father. Dr. H. A Tup
per. and his uncle. Dr. J. P. Boyce
were eminent * men of theology and
letters. The doctor Is a man of ex
quisite refinement, of broad culture
and congenial personality, and Is cos
mopolitan In his spirit aiid vision. He
is of Southern origin.
2,848,000 Tons of Ships
Released by the Army
The army hu redelivered to the
Shipping Board 2.848,000 tons of
shipping, the War Department an
nounced today.
At present. 1.220,000 tons of ship
| plnr are In the trans-Atlantic fleet.
The troop capacity of ships now
available is 132.000 more than will
be required, it was stated.
100 Attorney! Admitted to Bar.
Trenton N. J? July 29,-Oaths
were administered to n?arly 100 at
torneys today by Judre J. Warren
Darts In the Federal court here.
now. Nut season doesn't begin un
til fall. It lakes that much longer
for the tree species to tan. Sci
entists are tossing away a lot of
good thought and time on other
subjects, when they're straphang
ing right next to a popular problem.
Why do folks willingly nominate
themselves to get sunburned? They
aren't satisfied with letting the sun
skid along up in the sky. but invite
it down on their necks, shoulders,
and arms. Then ouch everything
that comes In listening distance.
I They'll sentence themselves to a
lot of sun paint punishment, lay
low to enjoy the broil agony, then
steer themselves in sun focus again
just to get smeared up in an en
larged freckle. After all. which
side of the bars are the monkeys
on? /
| Returning to Washington aft^r a
' two-months' tour of the West.
Homer S. Cumminars. chairman of the
? Democratic National Committee, to
day declared that the peace treaty
and league of nations will be rati
fied because "the people are over
whelmingly in favor of it."
"My sincere belief." said Cum
! mings. "based upon personal ob
} servation. is that the people are
j overwhelmingly in favor of the
! league of nations. I believe fur
ther that they are satisfied with
| the covenant as it stands and are
not impressed with alleged necef
' sity for senatorial reservations or
interpretation* "
Funeral of Mr. Emmons,
Old Resident, Today
The funeral of Oliver A. Emmons,
lifelong resident of Northeast Wash
ington. will be held at 11 a. m. today
in the chapel of Congressional Ceme
tery. after a short service at the home
of Mrs. Garrison, his daughter. 1329
H street northeast, at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Emmons was the first presi
dent of the Congress Heights Cltl- -
zena' Association, and was presi
dent of the Carpenters' Union.
White Cross Labor Bureau
Places Many in Positions
Positions for a large number of col
I ored men and women of the city were
secured during the month of .Tune by
tbe White Cress Free Labor Federa
tion- of America, according to a re
, port made to the directors of the fed
I eration by Dr. S. P. Drew, pastor oi"
I the Cosmopolitan Baptist Church,
i The positions obtained by the bureau
i were varied, including those of waiter,
i waitress, cooks, dishwashers, nurses,
f nd general bouseworkers.
G?jeline Hone Sense.
' A simple but frequently forgotten
; precaution In regard to filling the
j olene tank is that the mouth of the
gasolene can should be carefully
wiped off before filling to remove any
dust or dirt that may have lodged
? there. Otherwise, in the absence of a
?trainer, the gasolene will carry the
; accumulated dust into the tank and
j later there will be trouble with
clogged pipes or carburtter.
A prominent writer claims that
i "women are naturally despondent" but
i often mental depression may be attrlb
i uted to an abnormal condition of the
I system, which expresses itself in
nervousness, backache. headache.
I sleeplessness, and consequent de
spondency. ,Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
etable Compound goes to the root of
this trouble. It gives tone and
strength to the system and restores
women to a normal, healthy condi
t ion.?Adv.
*r\ 1 i np caw. I ?
Kound the Town ?'mr&'ES
So let us sing and banish meUncholjr,
Drive care away and Ao the best we can;
Troubles may come but weeping is a folly.
Cheer up and be jolly?a maxim for every man.
Proposed Nitiotvil Temple of Lsw.
Some years ago before the Senate and House office buildings were
erected ?everal Senators and Representatives were considering the
proposition of adding another government building to the chain in
this city. They tentatively planned an imposing structure to be
known as "the National Temple of Justice," as the home of the great
est legal tribunal in the world?the United States Supreme Court
At that time the Capitol was seriously overcrowded and the colons
were casting about for means of relieving the congestion. Condition
ifnally became so acute that both Houses decided upon the office
buildings plan and the "temple of law" proposition was set aside.
Now comes SMITH D. FRY, litterateur and racohteur, with a re
newal of the plans for a magnificent home for the highest court in k
the land. He says the structure should not onlv be an official home,
but a memorial to the great legal institution. My good friend FRY
explains that the Supreme Court occupies a chamber in the Capitol
"V * circumstance and not an original intention." as the big white
building on the hill was <rected for the use of Congress exclusively. ^
Now that congestion is again becoming acute there, lie believes Con
gress will soon revive the original plans for the "temple of law "
Chamber Proposes Cleam-Up Campaign.
Some of the erstwhile pretty public parl:s of thi~ city now prf
scjtt pictures of Flanders Fi?ld after a drive or two had been made
across it by auced forces. The fciembcrs of the Chamber of Com
merce committee on parks, highwavs and bridges no doubt had this
condition in mind when the decifion was rcaehed to enter upon a
clean-up campaign with a view of restoring the parks to their old
time beauty, and hr.ving some of the ur.sightiy temporary buildings
removed at the earliest possible time.
It is stated in downtown businc;s circles that the Chambe' of
Commerce will take over the Liberty Hut. when control of thai u -
ture is surrendered next fall by the' Y. M C. A. The purpose i? eo
convert it into a convention auditorium for public gatherings until
a permanent building can be provided. President ROBERT V.
j HARPER believes such possession will be worth thou?ands of dol
lars to the business interests of the District.
Torrid Ttlk in Torrid Weather.
ith the July sun rnar'lv chasir< the mercury up the thermo
metrie ladder, a pale-faced ol-1 man h-.; b.-en making the round* of
the downtown districts col!*ctir? n-enry for a "heat fund for th'
poor of Washington." An F-.-'rect business man. clad in little cht
than trousers and a pink silko'.ir.c shirt, was vigorously operating a
ipalm leaf fan with one h*r.d while the other hand plied his 1 aadker
chief as a countenancc laop, when,the "heat fund" mar. inierftpted
his labors.
I "I'm making a collection for a most worthy charity," the oil
man began "\Yc are raising a l'ur.d to provide warmth for the poc?
"Great heavens'" the business irmn blurted "To provide hc?; for
the poor? Why increase their anguish and suffering? Isr.'t the sun
giving them enough heat ina then some ''"
"You misunderstand my mission, sir. The warrr.th is to be pro
vided for next winter. The inor< y is to pjrc!.a?e coal."
"Wait until it is cooler before you ^o a-ound lecturing abe-t
heat. Canvass me : bout I\'o\crr.Ltr a-.u I'll coin? rcro?? ii vo:
continue to talk v.arinlh to some men tV? infernally hoi we.'iu-,
they'll murder voj. Cut out tiic heat stuff and raise an icc fund."
? i
d< i
Uncle Sair.'s "Help Wanted" Column.
Tin publicity bug has 'nit ihe Civil Service Commission a..o
to a poster in a downtown business place. It resembles an enl.
"Help Wanted" column in a daily newspaper. The poster is hi
in large type. "Wanted for the L'nited States Civil Service," ?nd ihci
follows an appeal which savs: "The government needs large nun.bt'S
.of men and women in the Civil Service," etc. Ne\t is a list more t'..?n
yard long of positions that arc waiting to be tilled with the depart
ments or burcaus in wtjich the vacancies exist, the hind of -erv.ee re
quired and the salaries paid. The positions are cla^sined from office
managers" to "laundresses" and "sewers"
"Ownership Day " is the name given
Labor Day this year by advocates
of public control of the railroads.
The idea i& fathered by the Piumb
Plan Lctgu?, which is conducting: *
campaign to place the railroads un
der government control and under
public ownership.
Many labor orrar i2.atior> in this
| courtry will make their participation
in Labor Day celebrations a mear.?
of furthering this plan for the op
eration of the railroads.
The "Plumb Man" is the tcea of
Glenn E. 1'lum ?.
Old Point Comfort
Virginia Beach
Ocean View
Daily Service.
Mwdern Mori Stramm.
?Equipped with ?very dev:c?? far
the safety and comfort of pas
Mrs. Newton D Baker s
Cousin Dead in France
Mrs Newton D. Baker, wife of th*
Secretary of V'ar. ha.? received
of the accidental 'drowning of her
cousin. Richa.J F re as, at Die^t,
Mr. Freas enlisted in the navy s.t
the opening of the war and at tlK
ttme of hi* death-had seen considera
ble overseas service. He wju= 21 years
New York & Boston
By Sea.
CltT TIckM T."tl lr.ti* st.
X. W .. Woodvwird Duitdlm;
15 th and
H Streets.
" If es??'ct to have
that tec line of satisfac
tion with per
feet fit tit g iloChflt. fol
low my trades to Ta/.or
McCotmlle. ." Tlue f rc*n
a k^ulir fellow* who
know? that c;ot?es count
(Kama ot request).
? Including W ar Tax)
AUG. 3
Lv. Washington.
T*nion Station f, *(k AM.
Ar. Atlantic City 11:10 AM.
I^eave Atlantic City 7 P.M.
Philadelphia 9 P.M ?am? Dav
Ticket* oil Sole Friday and
fe..turday I'rfirdlnn
F.\< uritloB.
See Flyers. Consult Tic
ot tha scrvice rendered ty the Union Trust
Company is the personal attendon that is always
extended to the individual requirements ot each
customer regardless o! the size ot the transaction
Cur customers are entitled to rcceive and
DO recdvc cfEcient service under all circum
late: est at the rate ot 2^ is paid on check
ing accounts and is paid on savings deposits.
qanammfl 1
* Cor 151? and ^
H Sts Northwest

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