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The Washington Herald Company
435-427-439 Eleventh Street Phone Main 3300
L M. BELL PukHiher
B. O. BRYANT ???!????
New York, World Bulldin*; Chicago. Tribune Building; BL Louis.
Post-Dispatch Building:; Detroit. ?*ord Building.
r*ilT *nd Sunday. 4 0 cents per month: $4.80 per year.
Daily and Sunday. 60 cents per month; $6.50 per year. Daily only, j
60 c^nts per month; 5.00 per year.
Entered at the post office at Washinton. D. C., as second-class mall j
Open the Tidal Basin Bathing Beach at All
Hours for Children.
The Tidal Basin bathing beach belongs, first of all, to the children
of Washington. Any limitation as to the hours they may use the
beach is an injustice to childhood. No unselfish grown person will
object to stepping aside for the youngsters.
The statement that children employed during the day may enjoy
the facilities of the beach by obtaining permits signed by their
teachers or employers is wrong in principle. This thing of requiring
permits for this, that and the other thing, especially to take advantage
of government owned privileges, sounds very much like the old Hun
method of compelling citizens to have a certificate before they could
as much as walk across a street. It is calculatcd to dull the indepen
dence of Americans. Anyway, most of the teachers are away on vaca
tions and the children would be at a loss to know where to find them.
If children, who usually have their own bathing suits, are not
given the right to the basin beach at all hours, the question is most
likely to arise as to the motive for limiting their hours to the fore
noon, since most adults rent their bathing suits and the beach has
bathing suits to rent at so much per suit It would be mortifying,
indeed, to confront a charge of profiteering at the expense of children.
That charge already has been both unjustly and justly made to the
discredit of Washington in other particulars. We prefer not to be-J
lieve that the management of the Tidal Basin beach had any suchl
thing in mind as increasing their revenue from the rental of bathing j
suits. We feel that thoughtless and selfish persons brought their in
fluence to bear upon the management, and that, on sober thought,I
the odious order will be quickly rescinded.
' Open the beach to the children!
Rohlfs flew six miles high and found a temperature oi 25 below
zero. Good bye summer resort when every family has an air jit.
The first thing we know, the peace treaty will be a scrap of paper
entirely surrounded by reservations.
Lay in Your Coal Before Snow Flies!
Coal will be higher and poor people will suffer next winter.
Industries will be hampered by high price of coal. What, if any
thing, should be done about it?
The one thing not to do is to appoint a commission and conduct
an inquiry. That method of embalming public discontent has been
used to the point of weariness.
The facts are substantially these:
, Durijig the war production of coal was speeded up in every pos- j
sible way, including special legislation to prevent coal miners striking.1
Patriotism was an inspiration to keep men at work, and production |
was greater than the average by millions of tons.
With the war won this method of keeping up and speeding up i
produc'ion has stopped. Coal miners are observing religious holidays |
and taking time off when they feel like it Coal production has fallen 1
off about io.txxj.ooo tons.
Denian'I for coal is great. Domestic demand is big. Foreign de-|
mand is 1 ig, due to decrease in production in British and other 1
foreign coal fields. As measured by the world's needs, there is a coal
The government has discontinued efforts to regulate price and
distribution of coal. This regulation was part of a "win the war"
policy, and again, the war being over, regulation ceases.
Government regulation was not intended primarily to lower the
price to the individual consumer. The effect of regulation was to
check speculation and curb extremely high prices. There was, how-!
ever, profiteering. Indeed, coal barons w ere among the chief offenders I
lit profiteering. A glance at their dividends and recorded values of j
Jnines and stocks affords proof of this.
Part oi the government's plan during ?.the war was encourage
ment of closer co-operation among mine owners and operators. In
?ther words, big coal producers were asked to get together and or
ganize in what amounted to one big owners' union. They did so, and
?there i> more nearly today a country-wide coal trust than e*er before,
j This fall there will be a strike of the coal miners. This predic
tion is made with entire confidence in its accuracy. The fact has
%een known for weeks to the members of the War Labor Board.
Jliners have been waiting only for formal declaration of peace, which
Jill repeal the law against striking. They will strike this fall even
S there is no such formal declaration. This will produce further
Siortage of coal.
Striking miners will demand nationalization of mines. This is the |
femand beftig made by British coal miners.
These are the farts in regard to the coal situation. The house
holder may find a hint which will move him to lay in his supply I
Eeiorc the snow flies.
Staking a lighter view of things
iiaginr banquet fiends sitting through two hours of after-dinner |
atory with no more potent bribe than kickless buttermilk.
When the smash comes, the profiteers will reflect conccrning that
lhap who killed the goose that laid the golden eggs.
, ? ? ? *
The only logical argument we have heard against government
operation of the wires is Burleson.
? ? * ?
I Kolchak believes in a decentralized rule for Russia. Mexico has
Si at kind.
* * * *
J Senators say it would be unconstitutional to go to the aid of
j^rancc without a declaration of war by Congress. Did Congress de
clare war against Russia before our troops landed there?
? * ? *
j A representative oi American railway engineers got an audience
with Wilson, but there's nothing remarkable about that. Didn't King i
Ceergr get an audience with him5
? * * *
; The kaiser's private clergyman says that the old boy is very sad
About the destitution of his people. Queer he doesn't thing of sharing
bis vast fortune with them.
? ? ? ?
If, in the?e more or less calm days, there is bitter opposition to
rtie treaty with France, think of the howl that will be raised when
FrancP- agam calls for help.
? ? ? ?
The Senate is discussing reservations, and it will be just as well
for everybods to understand that Hemic ratified the treaty with mental
New Tork. Aug. 6.
She was a frail little girl.
With a whlte-waihed face.
And stained red-cheeks.
She wore white shoes.
And a red tarn o' .'hauler.
And great shadows.
Had been painted.
Under her tired eyes.
She patrols Broadway.
Foraging for fine dinners.
In the gilded cafes.
Where she sits opposite.
Heavy Jowled men.
Who eat Juicy steaks.
And talk of big deals.
And diamond tiaras.
And drink Jiggers of rum.
And I saw her again.
Just the other night.
Standing In front.
Of a little flower shop.
Her nose pressed.
Against the pane.
Finally she went In.
And came out with k flower.
Which she held in her hand.
And Joined the swollen flood.
Broadway's nightly parade.
Of the undernourished.
And the overdressed.
And every block or so.
She would stop.
And admire the flower.
And press It to her face.
Then she met a man.
He came around the corner.
A great hulk of flesh.
With crafty little eyes.
And a beak-nose.
And loose lips.
And he eyed the girl.
And she looked at him.
And they both smiled.
And soon were chatting.
And from across the street.
I watched them go.
Under a lamp fringed canopy.
Of a famous restaurant.
And at the revolving door.
She stopped for a moment.
Walked back to the gutter.
And dropped the flower.
Then smothered a cough.
That clutched her throat.
And went back to him.
"A Barrrl In the Cellar and a Vote
for Prohibitive."
The effort of the South to put over
prohibition i* only equalled by its,
feverish anxiety to insure individual
exemptions.?Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Word 'PoiroM."
"Pogrom" is a Russian name for an
organized riot. In Russia it is a
local disturbance, a.* a riot pillage,
etc., in9tigated by officials under the
direction of th? central government.
?Kansas City Star.
' "SCHOOL DAYS" ___!==L
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uudev ff??t ole CjVojs *?*><5 H* VHoVs th*
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Rubber coaL
3ri i^ubbei* Hat.
an* rubber booth
For the moment Washington is dis
c us .sing a league of rations.?New
York Morning TeWgraph.
In an entirely unexpected sense, our
returning army is bringing home the
bacon. ? Philadelphia. North Ameii
The population of Petrograd under
i Bolshevik rule has dwindled from 2,
00X000 to SOO.tOO. The Bolshevik! know
| the art of making a wilderness, but
I at least they refrain from calling It
peace.?New York World.
As we understand it. a glass of the
?present brew contains about 2 per ,
cent activity and 9S per cent disap
pointment.?Philadelphia I n^uirer.
While they are regulating the tip
ping system why not put an end to
th* bribing of head waiters that
means special treatment in the way
of tables for those who have no right
to it??New York Herald.
Former King Constantine is report
ed to be hard up Why doesn't he go
to work??New Bedford Standard.
"Wake up. America!" is the general
I cry. "If not for fun and profit, wake i
| up to protect yourself."?Literary Di
, gest.
By John Kendrtrk. Hangs.
(Cowrisht. 19lf, by th? McOure Newspaper
With little fear old age I face
Because it means I've run my race
i And soon will find my proper
j And on the home-stretch 'twill be
Out there beyond the finish line
To glimpse the rest soon to be
And find again those friends of
Who've run their course, and gone
Who'll greet me at the Temple
A. rnutJ in'J xndidcn walk? a waplej street;.
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now tx>!
4 ^hiik?r fancy tvmr he
Vel> Cur?]v jn? arxi rare Romance shall rr-ewb
may k? Lavrd 3r?<i Lbe musir^ tdl?S
My ^JlJe he to tile kric^Jc W*?re Tetrjrcn Wditr
\ qr mil:? h*r name, a sy nooym tor ;on^.
AS oh? taunt^rr h'stieeily alon^.
c may flero a "J ibai mil J rw?ar><jor
May Wing her to so<^? 5?i - a?">J Sot** LeaoJev,
Vjit lifi (to lo*? it?3 {or her- kirr!
) SJ>? may k? Cleopatra avxi the hijx
Cf ajps t? in iIt? branch?*- 0<?rh?a<i ,
Which y?i shall strike wWiAntory j'j <jrtJ.
?Tfi? ?lcise w?oso wfiole rewiri
Sfiall Her Constancy to Abeljrd.
may to ^elen fann^^ort^ to Troy.
/\rti Paris corses -no; it's- to? Simp^ins toy'
tiler, no?, ih*y turn ,ih?ir idling t*?L,
?/""?or, as 1 shrewdly s?i<J , Pon>?nc? shall ro??t
on a nr>ap'i?J jirc*t>.
By The Rev. C'harle* Stride.
There are several distinct steps in
passing from a life of *?in to a state;
of complete salvation, although,
most of these processes may come j
almost simultaneously.
Ordinarily, however, a man grows ]
gradually from one into the other!
after deliberate thought and action. !
First, there's conviction of sin?
the removal of darkness through j
the coming of a great light.
Second, there's contrition for sin
sorrow for having offended God and ]
wounded our neighbors.
Third, there's confession of sin?j
to those whom we have injured, no,
matter to whom else 'we may con- I
fess. and restitution to those from
whom we have taken anything un-j
Fourth. there's conversion from sin
?a right-about-face from our old j
course, and a walking in the ways
of righteousness.
Fifth, there's consolation of for
given sin?it is no more to be men- ;
tioned unto us. it is "buried in the!
depths of the sea."
Sixth, there's conciliation with i
God?from whom we had wandered]
into the by-paths of sin. now tak-j
ing our rightful places as sons of
our Heavenly Father.
Seventh, there's consecration to
God's service?seeking to do His
will and work wherever He may i
send us.
Eighth, there's the consummation;
of the Christian life?which extends
to the glories of the life beyond.
Here, then, is the summary: Con-!
(viction. contrition, confession. con-|
I version. consolation, conciliation,
! consecration, consummation.
A "Wet" Live* to Be 11KV.
. With but one red candle on his'
I birthday cake, indicating the firstl
i century of his life, John H. Whit-j
j more, lawyer, formerly warden of
i the City Prison, celebrated his one!
' hundredth birthday anniversary yes-j
! terday. He is healthy and strong!
for a man of his age. His eyes and i
[hearing are the only part of his
j body affected by the many Augusts
th<t sum up his existence.
I Puffing constantly from his insep
arable clay pipe or a good cigar,
j gifted with a keen sense of humor,,
i he will talk on any subject, espe
j cially politics.
"Prohibition is an infringement
j on personal rights." continued Mr.
| Whitmore. "I drink moderately and
enjoy my sip of whisky, wni.h is
life-giving. I smoke heartily and
eat everything. I love candies. I
never have done an unkind thing n
my life. -I retire early, and that is
the whole secret of my longevity."?
New York Herald.
Statistic* of the War.
Five thousand dollars has been bid
for Marshal Foch's cap. but looked
! at as overhead charges, the per cent
is certainly not large?Philadelphia
j North American.
The Price of Silence.
Parliament is asked whether Rob
ert Bridges. British poet laureate,
has written any peace poem in re
turn for his salary and annual cask
I of Canary wine. Some war poems
would suggest gratitude to one poet
. who is silent?New York World.
Than Fall Oar Idols!
And. speaking of idealists, here goes
| a writer in the Saturday Evening Post
I end tries to show that most all our
! motion picture stars are in the .?ame
I class with Henry Ford in the mat
I ters of education and ignorance.?New
j York Telegraph.
Food profiteers have hogged them
selves to the top of a one-way lad
fall oft. The rungs they crowded up.
now have the complexion of iron bar3. j
Instead of fitting in wood, they look
like they're nestling in granite. In
cornering the food works they've cor
nered themselves. They leaned on the
war as a reason for stretching the
price*, and now the food porkers ore
stretching the w ar as a reason for'
leaning on the prices. See-saw stuff. ;
and we're the support. But the or j
\-i'r won :s putting on the skid
chains to take a turn. Gonna be some
dust' Aha?who are those rasbos in (
the phony whiskers cranking up for ,
a sneak to the tall toothpicks'' Ha? '
Them's landlords!
Neighbor?So your son got his
B A and hi? M. A. Father?Yes.
but his PA still supports him ?
Boston Evening Transcript
"But think of the money you'll
save through prohibition.'' Save!
Why. the money it took to stock
up my ce!lar will keep me in debt
five years"'?Life.
? "What part of the scenery around
j here seems to attract the most at
| tention?'' "Well." raid Farmer
; Corntassel. "I've studied the board
! ers pretty close. I should say it's
; the ham and eggs on the breakfast
table."?Washington ?tar.
"What's the matter, old man"
1 Tou look blue." "No wonder* I've
j just paid my income tax. my house
I burned down, my car was stolen,
and now my daughter has gone
J and married what she calls a
j genius."?Life
In These Serrantless Days.
j' The head of one house where Bol
j sheviem had left the place helpless
I drove his daughter to a P&rty.
The head of the house whore the
I rarty was held was perforce acting
as his own carriage man and door
Afterward, when they were form
ally presented, one said
"I certainly must beg your par
don lor something, sir.
"What is it?"
"You know that night when you
drove your daughter to my daugh
ter's party."
"Well, when I cam<? to open the
| door I thought you were your
I chauffeur.'*
"Cheer up! I thought you were
your butler."?Farm Life.
3% Paid on Savings Accounts
Your Time Is Valuable
?no doubt, which fact suggests that identification
here enables the business man to dispatch all his financial
transactions in one place. This means a saving of both
time and energy-.
We have a Banking Dept., Savings Dept., Trust
Dept., Safe Deposit Dept., Investment Dept. and Foreign
Exchange Dept. Let us serve YOU.
Capital, $1,000,000
Cor. Fourteenth and H Streets
'Round the Town
With CAPT.
When summer comes it seems the ice
Like the mercury goes up in price;
With winter winds a higher toll.
And then the cry is "Short on coal"
Pair of Big Washington Project*.
A group of financiers who do business on Washington's Wall
street, as FRANK P. MORGAN has dubbed G street between Four
teenth and Fifteenth streets, were discussing big Dtstrict projects oftha
near future, when one of them mentioned the proposition of Col.
ROBERT N. HARPER for the construction of an arch of triumph
as a tribute to the peerless American fighting men who saved tho
world from absolute autocracy. Accordingly I hied myself to the
District National Bstik of Which institution the genial Colonel is
president, and asked him about his proposed victory arch. He in.
formed me that when Congress reassembles September 6, after the
recess, the matter will be taken up with vigor. Col. Harper believes
the time is -ripe for such an impressive testimonial to American en
durance and valor. He also said the proposed permanent exposition
of State buildings here will be urged before Congress at the sam?
A number of Senators and Representatives have been approached
as to their attitude on these two big projects, and but one was found
who offered any objection. "It will be bread the American peoplo
will want next winter, not stones," he said.
A "Made-in-Washingtor," Automobile
There is no automobile factory in the District, but jifct the samd
the good citizens of this city will soon witness spinning along Penn
sylvania avenue and around the speedway a novel car bearing th?
legend. "Made in Washington." When Secretary CHARLES E?
DREW, of the House committee on the District of Columbia, visited
the sewerage pumping station at the foot of New Jersey avenue, he
was informed by CHARLES S. PRATHER, known as "the wizard
mechanic" of the plant, that be was employing his candlelight hour#
in constructing at his home in East Washington an automobile of his
own conccption and workmanship. Mr. Prather is making by hand
all the parts for his car and has introduced some new and novel ideas
in auto construction. There is a saying at the station that he can
make anything from a pin to a combination aeroplane-submarine.
Another Novel Georgetown Institution.
There are more out-of-the-ordinary institutjpns in old Georgetown
than in all the remainder of the District. Some time ago 1 gave a de
scription of the school for mentally deficient children and the homes
for aged women. While passing along M street yesterday I was at
tracted by a signboard which was inscribed: "School for Stammerers
It is located in the Potomac Bank building at M street and Wisconsin)
averitoe. The sign recalled a story told by Will Nicholas, who was
city editor of the Nation*) Republican of this city about 35 years ago.
He was waited upon one day by a delegation of long-faced men witi*
sepulchral voices who requested him to announce that a high educa
tional position was vacant, and the board of directors would con
sider the claims of applicants for the job.
"Please state, Mr. Nicholas," the speaker explained, "that the
man we want for this exalted position must be honest, virtuous,
truthful, kind-hearted, charitable, lovable and
"H-o-l-d on th-th-ere," Nicholas, who was a stutterer, replied, "I
I-I'm a-f-r-a-i-d I-I-I can't help y-y-you. The m-a-n you wars
d-d-died eighteen hundred y-y-years ago.
"The Savior," gasped the spokesman as he be?t it towards th*
sanctum door.
"Do You See That Little Blue Button?"
The verv latest word in organizations is proposed by GEORGI.
M. MACKINTOSH, of Mount Pleasant. While standing at Eleventh
and H streets he pointed to a brisk and businesslike man who was
whistling "Over There" _ _ ......
"See that button5" he said pointing to a little blue button wn'v
a "V" in its center on the lapel of the man's coat. "Well, it plar.*
work out right that little 'V' emblem will be part of the insignia of
cne of the greatest organizations in the world. It means that the
wearer has helped Uncle Sam in his battling with autocracy by buying
one or more of the victory bonds. The proposition is to organize
all war bond purchasers into a great society or league to be know a
as 'Victory Bondsmen,' Brothers of Victory,' "Victorians,' or V.v
some other appropriate cognomen. The soldiers and sailors of the
world war arc going to have several great associations. Why not the
men and women who couldn't get 'over there' for one cause or an
other, but who did their level best at home by supplying the mom
which was as necessary to the winning of the war a* the intrep-4
fighting of our brave boys in khaki
New Tork, Aug Washington
ians at New York Hotels are: Mrs.
S. J. Auguste, Herald Square: S. J.
Aususte. Herald Square: Miss R.
Barclay. Herald Square: Mrs J C.
Benedict. Gregorian. J C. Benedict.
Gregorian: Mrs. M. E. Davison.
Er'slin: M. V. Jones. Eroxtell; E.
McShan?. Walliek.
Oppenheirner and Ney. S. Oppen
heimer. dry goods, clothing, mil
linery. tats and shoes, Pennsyl
15th and
H Street*.
I" 'Tre ccae from a
Fifth A^e. ahop beck (
(to you. Tailor McCoo- ;
Till?, lor the ?c:pie re*- i
10c that I car fC bar- I
tar v&iue and perfect ?t
uc? here that I can't
there " I>r8M fiiacrlmi-|
oAton choo* SMcOenr&e ]
:uat this waj.
For Skins that Itch
Burn and Scale
Bathe the aSected
part with C u t i -
cura Soap and hot
water Drygenrly
and rub on Cuti
cura Ointment,
i Thil treatment it
usoai! y best on ris
ing and retiring.
ef the toilet, oath
and nursery the
^uticura Toilet
ffTrio ii ideal The
Soap to cleanet.
Ointment to
soothe, Talcom to
J powder and pe
21 ud aftt/Takm
ample ?ach trm mAdrmm
?Wt llr
ffee world. For
iT^OrticMra LaW
How otten do y. 1 read in the paper?
about homes being burned, the occupants
being able to save none ot their po?e*ston?.
Everything gone ? intimate bttle keepsake*.
Insurance Policies, Liberty Bonds and other
valuable papers.
What a prior to pay lor negligence!
For only J3.00 a year you can rent a box
in our lire and burglar proof vault and pro
vide absolute safety for year valuables.
The Dinner Hour?
?will be pleasantly anticipated when once you've lunched
at the Ashoiore, where delicious, appetizing dishes are
served you amid the cool, pleasant surroundings or our
dinner room by courteous attendants, trained to anticipate
your slighest want. You'll like the restful, homelike at
mosphere of the
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