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tLIXTfl* T. BRAIXARO.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1919.
Mr. Gompers Rebukes a Wrong.
Samuel Gompers performed a distinct service to the District of
Columbia yesterday when he went before the Commissioners and
reminded them of their obligation to organized labor. The Commis
sioners' contempt for the American Federation of Labor, shown in
their ultimatum to the policemen who wish to form a union, was
properly rebuked by the great leader.
The right of the police to organize, of course, was never ques
tioned by fair-minded men. That the Commissioners resorted to
threats of dismissal of the men who became members of the union
was astounding to our citizenship which has come to recognize
organized labor as the most important factor in industrial life.
The court has granted a temporary injunction to the policemen.
Between now and September 11 they will have time to establish the
legal justice of their cause.
Is the Senate laboring under the impression that it is writing a
peace treaty?
The general may have to take up his Mexican knitting where he
left cff.
Waste and Want.
When it is all over which, God grant, may be sooner than we
expect, it will probably be found that one of the big causes for the
high cost of living was the sinful waste the war brought.
War is waste; and it was waste as truly here as it was in Europe.
Those who have peeked into the way the various governmental
departments did things do not wonder where the billions went; they
marvel that we did not emerge actually bankrupt.
On every hand was haste, and the' throwing of dollars like fast
pelting snowflakes in December.
Scores, perhaps hundreds of fine private yachts were t^ken over
by the government and made into subchasers. Subchasers on the
Pacific coast where not an enemy sub showed during the war.
In one navy yard $10,000 was expended for a furnace to burn the
walnut and mahogany and other hardwood fittings, torn from these
expensive boats during the course of remodeling.
A typical little incident tl/at would", in peace times, make the
.muckraker chortle with glee at the chance for vicious comment,
r Preparations in army and navy were made for a five-years' com
Ib?t. Supplies were bought on that scale, and stored away, many of
jjhem perishable supplies, bought at the top of a sky-high market.
This of course boosted prices, removed supplies and foods, and
equipment from public use, but it also inculcated in millions of men
and women the contempt for the dollar.
The public's money came so easily, and in such vast quantities,
that all ordinary business sense was lost; and it remains lost, as a
glance at the proposed budgets of the government will indicate.
The w orld mortgaged its future for fifty years and squandered
with reckless abandon for four years. v
Not in six months, or six years will this spirit of squandering be
exorcised, nor the desire to suddenly acquire riches through great
profits be stilled in the hearts of the nations.
The office humorist informs us that the nutting season follows
clese after the "nutty" season.
1 Vacations would be more pleasant had they no rcturn-to-work
clause at the end.
Show Them All Up!
All warmed up about present high prices and the war-profiteering
that becomes very evident in this after-the-war period, Senator
Walsh, Massachusetts, urges publicity of income tax returns so that
American people may know just "who's who" in respect of the mad,
merry game of mulcting the people.
For some years past, not only as a war measure, but as a regular
peace-time proposition. The Herald has urged publicity of income tax
returns. This for a number of reasons, two of which will suffice
here.
The first has been stated by Walsh We want to know where
our dollar is going?the one dollar out of the three, or four, or five
we spend that does not represent, butter, or beef, or shoes, or movie
tickets or near-beer that we get, but the profit that somebody gets
on these things.
The second is that publicity of returns would be the surest guar
antee the government could invent against tax dodging, by figure
manipulation or plain mis-statement of fact or otherwise.
By all means let them be shown up, the profiteers and tax dod
gers. Publicity of returns should be made part and parcel of the pre
amble of every incomc and inheritance tax law that Congress can be
coaxed into passing, now and forever after.
Our corner food merchant is a bit hard o'hearing when whole
salers announce price reductions.
Germany and Austria naturally want to stick together. Birds of
a feather always do.
The County Fair.
The goldi n glow of pumpkins, gay exhibits of school rirt, liers of
labeled fruit jars.
The thud of hoofs as the 2.40 trotters thunder home, blare of the
band, harsh calls of fakers, wailing squawkers. Over everything, a
dusty haze.
Thev must hold those real old-fashioned county fairs these days
somewhere, despite the fact that the balloon ascension and parachute
drop have been shoved into the discard by wild feats of aviators;
despite the demonstration of a glistening tractor out in the field
where formerly spans of oxen stiived for supremacy in hauling laden
stone-boats. Most people in. Washington who come from the country
recall the county fair days.
They used to have freak races and yelling contests; the ladies
used to serve a 25-cent chicken dinner and they used to throw real
eggs at a dodging darkey.
It is almost possible that the posters for the first were scratched
on stone tablets. The institution is ancient. In Europe they are held
frequently and the exhibits are there to be sold. The fairs from
which ours were copied were open markets, where Supply came in to
meet Demand.
Perhaps the present movement for bringing farm products direct
to town buyers could revive the gala spirit of a day when plump
maidens and lusty youths danced on the grepn and the sale of meat
and vegetables was not the stern transaction we now know.
Most price fixers have acquired the habit of fixing 'efti upward.
Maybe the treaty battlers in the Senate might arrange an armis
ticc long enough to do something with the high cost of living legisla
tion it was to handle.
NEW YORK CITY
Day-By-Day
By 0. oTMcINTYRE
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New York. Sept. 4.-Thoughta while
strolling around Manhattan: Two Chi
nese babies with an American nurae.
Times square! The heart beat ot
Manhattan. Everybody Is on the
Jump. Human fungi reaching' tor
gold. Act mad. Would like to see a
pasture, a brook and lowing cattle
just for a little while. James Oliver
Curwood taking a 10-cent omnibus
ride.
Another cafe closed! Means tnoie
cellars will be opened. Good story of
Harry I^eon Wilson's. Went into a
New York department store at id
asked clerk for a padlock for a cellar
door. Fifty men followed him horn*.
L'sed to poke all the jokes at Henry
Ford. Now they pin 'em on prohibi
tion.
Whistles tooting. Soldiers coming
in on transports. And to think of the
actors hissing George M. Cohan:
Wonder if they know the story or
what he did for George Fuller Gniderf?
Hying on his feet. Cohan met him on
Broadway. Took him to office. Gave
him $10,000 check and sent him to Cali
fornia. Only obligation he exacted
was for Golden never to tell. Came
out after Golden died. Still. I hope
the actors win.
More crepe-de-chine dramas sched
uled for fall. Fellow cleaning a win
dow at the thirteenth story witllbut a
strap. Gives me a queer feeling in the
pit of the stomach?like shooting the
chutes. Coney Island busses empty.
Without beer?Coney might as well be
interred.
?kittle shop is run by two Armenian
refugees. Sell everything from pis
tachio nut to a set of Henry Fielding.
Like that myrrh odor. Old Blind
Charlie closing up his stand. Sings
*11 ^e time. Knows the Bible by
heart. There's Orville Harrold. Go
ing to sing in the Metropolitan next
year. One thousand berries a per
formance. Some Jack!
Ann Pennington and George Whit*
going into the Cla ridge. Snappy
dressers. Broadway getting its night
ly sf>ray of electric lights. Always
gives me a thrill. Think 1*11 turn
here?there comes my tailor.
There was a huge puddle, formed
bv heavy showers, r.t the crossing at
Sixth avenue and Thirty-fifth street.
The home-going crowd grew, and the
traditional good humor typical ot
crowds was missing. Swinging alon;
on a crutch, one leg gone at the knee,
came one of our own doughboys. The
mark of suffering was still plain on
the face. The soldier placed his
emitch in the middle of the peddle,
his one good foot still on the dry curb,
and easiH swung himself to the other
side. With a grin, he turned and
called back to the helpless ones.
"Carry on. civilians '?and disappeared
up the street.
It takes all morning long to get all
of the Independent daughters ot
Father Knickerbocker down to work.
From 7 in the morning till 11 there is
a steady stream of girls going to
work. At 7 the factory girls, at 8 the
shop girls, at S:3o the stenographers,
at D the piivate secretaries, at 10 the
mannikins. at 10:30 the waitresses to
the lunchrooms and at 11 the last busy
daughter of Manhattan rushes down
town?to rehearsal. And then they
all want to get home at 5 o'clock, i ne
result?sweet subway crush.
The free lance writers have all
brightened up at the prospects for a
tat winter. About ten new magazines
have been started recently?the latest
Is Stageland. Two new women's
magazines are In the* making. Many
of tho hack-writers are knocking out
$1(?> a week and working only a few
days a week. There is a strong de
mand for humor. Another little pub
lication that offers something new in
the magazine held is a monthly Jour
nal for hotel bell-hops. It is called
The Bell-Uop. From It one gains the
information that nearly all of the tug
hotel men started ' hopping bells."
The Good Old Dajr?.
Elizabeth Frazer. the traveler and
writer, was talking at a diplomatic
reception in Paris about her recent
experience in Vienna.
' It is difficult.'* said Mi.?s Frazer.
"to satisfy one's hunger there, even
at hotels that cost $15 a day.
"Fating iny unappetizing dish of
hashed turnips which frequently com
posed 4he principal dish of lli? menu.
I thought regretfully of the salmon I
once disdained on a Canadian trip."
Miss Frazer laughed
"I was traveling in the back country
of Canada. where salmon?boiled,
broiled, in salad, creamed, as cutlets?
figured at every meal and became
very monotonous.
'" 'Is there nothing else for break
fast?" I asked the hotel keeper one
morning, as a whole fish and pot of
mustard were put before me.
" 'Nothing else?" the man exclaim
ed 'Why, there's salmon enough
there for six, ain't there?"
" 'Yes.' I admitted, 'but I do not
want salmon.'
" 'Well, then.' my host replied curt
ly. 'fire into the mustard.' "
COMMUNITY KITCHENS.
n.T Kimrrcn va\cf. cook
We have long had community wa
ter. so why not community ice?
Isn't water still water when frozen,
except tHat it stiffens 'n price?
And we often are given community
"gas." when we ask our of
ficials' advice.
We have our community firemen;
why not a community fire?
We have our community servants
who serve us for "honor and
hire;
Why not a community scullion, as
well as community squire7
Community meetings are common
enough, and so are community
speeches;
We have tried our community
donees and even community
beaches.
Where community prunes are seen
bathing, along with community
peaches.
We eoilect our community garbage
and ride it in au-to-mo-biles.
So why not community kitchens,
to serve our community meals.
Before they become rind and ref
use. before they are partings and
peels?
And when the community kitchen,
run by the community book.
Will broil a community codfish
from out the community
brook.
Why then the community copper,
no doubt, will -spoon the com
munity cook.
No doubt th^e community palate will
do?m that the dish is delicious.
So pl-ase do rot think me distrust
ful, nor deem my suggestion is
vicidus.
But after community dinner, pool
Lord! who'll wash the com
munity dishes? -*
Or perhaps we shall be as the be^s
are and work in community
hives.
And eat our community honny to
sweeten community lives,
But?please no community sweet
hearts! and please no commun
ity wives!
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FAITH GREATER THAN
REASON.
By THK RKV. CHARLES STEL.ZL.E.
(.Staff Writer on Religious Topics.) j
"The ju.~?t Khali live by faith."
j Perhaps you'd rather have it reud:
["The just shall live by reason."
But if you were to open the pages
'of history, you would Anil that while
reason is a pretty good general guide, ?
it is far from being infallible.
i Reason said that the world was
flat, and Augustine, who was a great
church father, declared that "there
'could be no men on the other side of ;
i the earth, with their feel pointing
toward us."
Reason said that tho sun moves
?around the earth, and those who In
sisted that the earth instead of the j
sun movfcd were pronounced "heret- ?
ics."
Reason said that it wns impossible
to biTild a steamship to cross the
ocean, and it was "scientilioally" j
demonstrated that it could not no
done.
Reason said that no man ^ould
travel faster than thirty miles an;
hour?it would kill him?hut today he
travels comfortably more than on#,
hundred miles an hour.
Reason said that it was Impossible |
for a man to fly through the air, but 1
, the other day an aviator flew across j
the ocean.
j Reason said that no man could ever '
! travel under the water, but subma- j
, rines are now commonly used.
Reason said that lightning was
man's enemy, destroying his property ;
and killing his body, but man has i
J harnessed the lightning and made it
his servant.
i Reason Is responsible for nearly all
the things we scorn or laugh at ana
I reject today, for reason at one time
| said that they were dependable and
i true. . ,
j But faith was the anchor and hope
i of every great inventor; it was the j
'basis of every worthy conflict; it was
j the foundation of every crusade that
; brought redemption to mankind. |
I "Now faith is the substance of
i things hoped f<?r. the evidence of
'things not seen," said the writer or
. Hebrews.
' "Through faith we understand that ,
j the worlds w? re framed by the worn
| of God. so that things which are se n
were not made of things which do
| appear.
I "And what ghall T say more? For
| the time would fail me to tell of C5 id - ,
I eon and of Rarak, and of Samson,
| and of Jephthae; of David also, and
! Samuel, and of the prophets:
j "Who through faith subdued king
I doms. wrought righteousness, obtain
ed promises, stopped the mouths ot
j lions.
' "Quenched the violence of Are. es
> caped the edge of the sword, out of
weakness were made strong, waxed
' valiant in fight. turned to flight the
armies of the aliens."
I "This is the victory that overcomes
| the world, even our faith."
"The Just shal live by faith."
Poor Boston!
With a bad transit system and its
j police threatening to strike, added to
j which it can't get away from itself,
i Boston seems to be playing in mighty
| tough luck'.?Philadelphia Inquirer.
OPHELIA'S SLATE.
A LINE 0' CHEER
EACH DAY 0' THE YEAR
Hj' John Ivcndriclt llunKn.
1013. by the McQure Newspaper
Syndicate)
THE W ISER CHOICE.
If pleasure's but an empty thins.
As some ol.l pessimists declare
Why not apply that reasoning
To worry and to care?
F'or one's as real as t'other is.
And when it comes to emptiness
Let's choose the thin? that stands for
bliss.
And not the thins of ??tress.
Who's Who
in
Our City
JOHN II. *>MAI I..
Many Washlngtonlans who knew
the late J. II. Small, well known
i florist and cl\Ic worker, declare
i that his son, J. H. Small. Jr.. is his
| worthy successor.
| Since the death of his father. Mr.
Small has tak<*n rharpr of the busi
ness and Is now '.lie senior member
of the J. H. Small Sons Company, at
Fifteenth and H streets northwest.
\ Horn in Washington. Mr. Small
attended the public schools here and
gradual* d from the McKinley Hinh
School, where be was captain of the
football team in 100!'. going from
.there to the Cornell I'niversity,
; whore he studied landscape arciii
i teoture. and graduated in 1913 with
a master's degree.
1 Always eag"r for athletics, he was
not satisfied until he won an oar on
j the varsity rowing team and par
ticipated in many large regattas.
Returning to Washington. Mr.
[Small was placed In charge of the
j District parks by Col. Ridley, of the
[ Public Grounds and Buildings office,
land continued in that capacity until
' the war broke out. when he enlisted
j and was given the rank of lieuten
ant in the camouflage division of
' the Field Artillery, stationed at
1 Camp Jackson, S. C. There he was
j placed In charge of the work and
was very successful in artillery
I concealment designs.
Shortly after Mr. Small was mus
I tered out of service, his father died
and his Washington business pre
vented him from continuing his
landscape architectural work.
Mr. Small married Miss Helen M.
Leary. a Washington girl, and lives
at "TO West Irving street. Chevy
Chase.
NEW YORK HOTEL ARRJVALS
New York, Sept. 4.?Washingtonians
registered at New York hotels::
Miss C. Barry. Holland; B. T. Da
vis. Cumberland; G. E. Easley. Herald
Square; E. F. Garagan. Marlborough;
^ J. W. Henderson, Holland; J. T
[Howell. Grand; W. Mackenzie, Grand;
i G. G. Raph. Navarre; A Held., Herald
I Square; J. B. Smith. Wallick; F. E
i Stewart, Bristol. n~ B. Sturm. Breslin.
TRADE REPRESENTATIVES.
S. Kann Sons & Co.: Mrs. J. K.
I Creighton, infants and childrens*
wear. 432 Fourth avenue (thirteenth
floor).
I Woodward ft Lathrop: 334 Fourth
I avenue (seventeenth floor), E. C
I Gatchel, men's furnishings. C. L. Bast,
boys and youth's clothing; J. O
Moque, furniture; J. M. Buzzell, dress
goods; F. E. Woodward, books.
S. Kann Sons & Co.: 432 Fourth ave
nue, Holland, Mrs. C. Nohe, millinery;
Miss H. Dyei> millinery.
The Louvre: E. D. Mayer, women's
ready-to-wear and millinery, Pennsyl
vania,
Woodward ft Lothrop: G. Louis,
traveling goods, toye, sporting goods.
Such Is Life
As It Is Seen
By O. B. JOYFUL
"The Ammonia Class." pays the
Blossburg (Pa.> Herald, "held their
monthly meeting at Inland Park.
It was voted to extend a vote of
thanks to Mr. John Vasseline. Hot
do& rolls made a delightful supper
by all."
\o>v Will Bad A if Br (.nod! j
Bad Axe. Mich.?The city council
ha< decided that there shall be no
more Sunday night shows at the
movies here.
Shall we not now protect the he-'
roes who protected us?
Wearing his Croix de Guerre and
bt-nring: papers to show that he had;
killod five Germans single-handed
and been cited three times for j
bravery, Henry Williams appeared
before Magistrate Frothingham. of |
New York, with a plea for some rort
i of legal protection from his wife
Hattie.
"She threvwed m^ out of tha house|
and down the steps,' explained the
former warrior.
William first wanted a warrant
charging his wife with something
serious, like felonious assault.
When that was refused he pleaded
for a writ that would command
Mrs. Williams to lot him alone.
That also being refused, he left th*
j court dejected.
i As Squire Harplnton so aptly re
1 marks, "ail the battles of life are
i not fought mid beating drums and
I booming cannons."
j Mrs Squire Harpington is much
out, for while she is straining her
j every ounce to maintain the family's
I social position, her husband does noth
ing beyond supporting the family In
such style that poor Mrs. Harpington
is constantly put to new expedients
to keep her society leadership job out
of the clutches of others
IF HAPPENED
ON THE HILL
The Senate yesterday unanimous
ly confirmed the nomination of John
J. Pershing to be a general of the
army.
The. flcht for the oil leasing bill
shifted to the House yesterday fol
lowing its passage by the Senate
without a record vote.
Disputes between labor aid capital
! must be settled without "resort to
! force," Senator Underwood. Alabama,
declared in the Senate yesterday, dis
cussing the possibility of a strike
of railroad workers.
The Senate yesterday began con
! sidering the bill for enforcement of
war-time and constitutional proh4
bition.
A bill appropriating ?4W<vvi.<v.n fr>r
road construction in conjunction with
the various States was introduced
j yesterday by Senator Sheppard, of
Texas.
Senator Klklnr. of West Virginia,
/esterda y introduced a bill to prc
j vent government departments hoard
| Ing foodstuffs and ot'.ier supplies by
j buying more than the amount rea
sonably necessary.
I The Senate yesterday passed the
! bill incorporating the American I-e
! gion without debate or opposition
1 The measure now goes to the Pres
ident for bin approval.
j Revival of war powers to At
i prices and regulate distribution of
'coal to avert unjustified increases
| in prices was advocated yesterday
? by Director General of Railroads*
} Hines before the Senate.
? president Wilson has given his
approval to the War Department's
ipiar of universal military training,
j Chief of Staff March indicated to
! the House Military Affairs Com
Imittee yesterday.
j President Xvilsoh's calling of an
, industrial conference in an effort
!to adjust present critical conditions
I was given the unanimous approval
I of the Senate and House Labor
committees in Joint session yester
i day.
j Jugo-Slavia must have Flume or be
j cut off from the Adriatic, with a con
4 sequent stiflirc of commerce, repre
; sen tat Ives of tlie Jugo-Slav alliance
! declared yesterday before the Senate
; Foreign Relations Committee.
I There is littl# hope of relieving the
| sugar shortage for some time to
j come, officials of the Sugar Equali
\ zation Board yesterday notified Sen
I re
'D 1.1 T Wilk CAPT.
Kound the lown L.tck2J
1
Wljen things go wrong, lometimes a friend
Is well to have, advice to lendj.
But the neighborly neighbor and friendly friend
Oft do more damage than th<y can mend.
?FRANK N. MITCHELL.
Wanted?A Lire-Wire Commissioner.
Who will succeed W. Gwynn Gardiner as District Commissioner!
That is the absorbing question just now among bona fide an4
votoJess citizens of Washington. Many names have been offered <?
men, declared to be suitable for the job, and there is said to be I
long "waiting list." But it was my good fortune while in the offict
building of the House of Representatives to hear a live-wire Wasl?
jngton physician placed in nomination by a man with a pull who re
quested that his name be not published at this time. He natped Dr
WILLIAM B. CARR. deputy coroner, "who not only is a man a!
action and accomplishment, but is familiar with every nook an< '
corner in the District and the needs of its residents."
The influential man who placed Dr. CARR in nomination declare^
that what the District needs most is not a "throne" Commissioner, bit
a "mixer" who will go to the Capitol frequently and consult wit*
Senators and Representatives on local affairs so long as the Di?
trict is without Congressional representation.
"Such a man is Dr. CARR," he added. "The splendid sen-ice h?
rendered with Congress fof'the new Emergency Hospital, if nothinf
else, marks him as the man for the place."
Is Patient and Painstaking Judg:.
For several days past I have enjoyed the opportunity of obserw*
ing the wheels of justice as thev grind in the United States brand
of the Police Court, and I have found that Judge ROBERT HARDI
SON is one of the most painstaking and patient judges of ihe severa'
that have occupied that bench since the court was first established
succeeding the old police magistrate system, soon after the close o:
the civil war. While Judge WILLIAM B. SNI'.LL was the lon?
occupant of the Police Court bench in i86q, I was a "cub" reportei
on the old Evening Mail, long since defunct, and filled the poiice anc
Police Court assignment with JIMM1E WILLIAMS, then a veterai
newspaper man.
I recall many of the decisions of Judge SNELL, and find a strik
ing similarity in the judgments of ludge HARD1SOW I have ob
served that when casrs are on hearing and testimony is being offered
that is not fit for polite ears. Judge HARDISON will vacate his seat
on the raised platform and stand close to the witness box in ordei
that he may hear the evidence given in an undertone. It also 11
observable tljat crafty complainants anxious to work off a gnidgi
against defendants for personal and other reasons cannot deceive th?
Kentucky jurist who presides over one branch of the court. *
On numerous occasions recently he has himself removed bandage)
from the heads or other parts of complainants who claim to hav?
been severely injured, and woe betide the false witness who hai
camouflaged his alleged wound. He imposes sentence only after th<
most careful attention t<a the testimony and scrutiny of all features o;
the case. His decisions are generally righteous, and Washington ii
fortunate in having such#a just judge.
Senator Fletcher's Fine Courage.
Fifteen minutes after Senator Dl'NCAN I'. TLETCHFR had
been injured by a street car, and >!iilr liis wound \\as1>eing dress'd
by Dr. HERBERT E. MARTIN, 1 was courteously admitted to hi?
chamber after he had been placed in bed at his home, 14 = ; Massa
chusetts avenue.- He had just regained consciousness and Dr. MAR
TIN had not determined the degree 01 his injuries.
Vet with that fine Southern courage that marked hi? forbears ir
Sumter, Georgia, his birthplace, he extended his hand and greeted mf
smilingly. A few moments later he was handed a scratch pad anc
with his injured hand drew a diagram of t!*e >ccne of the accidenj
and the location of the several street cars. "That's what 1 call grit,'
a bvstandcr said.
Will Frame 'Unlawful Assembly" Law.
In view of several riotous outbreaks by members of gangs ol
idlers on the public thoroughfares, steps are being t.ikcn to ha\e
presented in Congress a bill making it a misdemeanor ior crowds to
hold forth on the streets to the annoyanc* of pedestrians Th<- rnatt< r
has been under discussion at the Police Court with I-RANK
SEBRING. chief clerk, and attaches of the office of t'.^e corporatior
counsel. One of the cases relcrred to was a sninll rioi scvrral nights
ago near North Capitol an.l Q streets, durinc wliuh WILLIAM
ESTES, a member of the Home Delense League, was struck on tiic
head with a club by a "gangster.
A BIT OF TODAY.
"Gee. isn't this air preat, Mem**"'
"It certainly is; catch any fish?"
"Oh, a few small ones that I thre^r
back in. But say. I hooked the grand
daddy of era all. L>own by the big
black rock, at the n^xt bend below
the camp. He pTabhed the fly. and '
Jumped five feet out of the water,
and say. Mame."he was a whopper. 1
was bo flabbergasted that I let him
get away."
'Th huh. Soon as you rest you rail
Jimmie in. He's got a wood tick In
his head "
?TVn minutes later >
"Now you hold still, young man.
If 1 don't get this tick out it'll bore
right down through your head. and
eat tip your brains and
"Oh John, John, John' Come here
quick!"
"Can't, Mame. got this tick half
loose."
"Oh. oh! Oh' drat the tick, come
here quick."
"I>et me see. maw"'
"What Is It, where is it*"
"There, there, right under the bread
box "
"Aw. that's nothln' but a garter
snake; he'll catch mice and things
'round th* camp."
"Now. John, you take that nasty
thing away and skrunch it or I'll not
have an easy minute while we're here
I re*oh4d In the bread box. and some
thing *?litny crawled over my hand,
and Goodness Gracious but I Jumped "
(An hour later.)
"Say. I never tasted bacon like this*
before!"
"Maw. give me some more potatoes,
and some more gravy, and some more
milk."
"Maw, give me another piece of
pie. won't chu?"
! "Oh, John, look behind you at that
sunset. Isn't it the grandest thing""
! "I'h-huh! T* ss the' pie over this
way again, gr-en apple pie and cot
ta^re cheese certainly hits the spot
with me."
j (Another hour elapses >
"Say, Mame. I wish next time you
would leave this darn auto robe at
t home. About every five minntes I
I wake up and think a woolly bug or
'something i* crawling down my neck,
iand it's nothing but the fringe."
i "Too had about you waking up.
John. But I wish you would put
seme more bough? In this bed tomor
row; seems like there's nothing b>it
bare limbs left."
"All right, all right: guess I'll
scratch out a peck or two of stones
out of my b?>d while I'm at It In the
morning. <;??#?. Isn't this air fine?"
? Three minute* later >
The moon slip? softlv down an av
enue of elm and t?eeoh and walnut,
atid smiles on the Kquat^d bit
white canvas stretched In the little
ipm spa^c by the stream, and th^
only thing that stirs about the camp
i% the nr^less bat. that swoops and"
swirls and dips and roes Into ta 1
spins all over the place.
Aye, it the life!
Leaving Ou tthe De*fl.
An honest profit ,?er Is the stra:.g^et
work of God.?St. ?*aul News.
TAILOR
1
McConville
Woodward
Building.
15th and
H Street*.
Room
a 10.
1
"IH tit they
do!" chorttei
Tailor McCon
ville when ask
ed if his cus
tomers come
back for an
other suit.
ANOYTR
CL*. -nr K.MCMH -v,
?ULASBLPHIA.
12tk aid Arck
Oat rally
located, a w
ta date and
?ewb fnr
nlnhect.
Dollar 1 Day
Kid np. f 1
, ** 1 1 h bark.
i TaMe d'Hota
Dinner. Mk.
(lob Dreakfaat, 20r and op.
Moatc wltli l.nnrk. Dinner and
9 wp per.
Write or Wire \nnr RenerTatlaa.
34th and L Streets N. W.
WASHINGTON. D. C.
Rooms without Bath $2.00 and $2.50
Rooms with Bath .$3.00 to $6.00
Special Weekly Rate
/
Frank P. Fenwick.
Owner and Manager.

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