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cmrronf t. biuward <? j PUBLISHED EVERT MORNING BT The Washington Herald Company MS-437-439 Eleventh Street Pbone Main jjoo L M. BELL Publisher B.X2. BRTA5T BibImm NiMICV FORRir.JT REPRESENTATIVESl THE BECK WITH SPECIAL AGENCY Tork. World Buildinc; Chicago. Trlbuna Building: St Louis. P T>1? natch Build<ng: Detroit Tord Building. SUBSCRIPTION RAVES BY CARRIER: Dally and Sunday, 40 cents per month; $4.80 per year. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY MAIL: Dally and Sunday. SO cents per month; $6.50 per year. Dally only, 10 cents per month: 5.00 per year. Eatered at the ^oat office at Washinton. D. C.. as second-class mall matter. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1919. Ours Is a Great Glory. An historic week dawns for Washington. The commander and soldiers of a victorious army are to pass in review. Pershing and the men who will be in the parade are the personal representatives of the largest army ever marshaled by America?and the GREATEST army ever marshaled in the world; not greatest in numbers, but greatest on the field of battle. That we have not more materially rewarded this army is because of our utter incapacity to provide the reward to which it is entitled. That wc sometimes appear to be ungrateful through lack of emotion is because our gratitude is so deep that wc haven't the capacity to express it. The men know we are grateful. They know, too, th?t the time is near when wc will reward them individually and collcctivcly in the full measure to which they are entitled. When Pershing and the men of the First march through the streets of the Capital Wednesday it will not be the City of Washing ton alone that is ohcering them. It will be the nation?the proud old United States of America?that is giving vent to yells of delight. On an occasion like the grand review is to be, Washington is not Washington, but AMERICA. ^ God bles's the boys in khaki. Johnson. Borah and McCormick are on Wilson'^ trail, and it would probably rouse their ire to call it the trail of the lonesome whine. Let the People Know the Truth! Secret diplomacy has not been entirely abolished in international relations, even if we did win the war. But secret diplomacy must and shall be abolished in domestic relations?the relations between capital" and labor, between a man and his employer, between the whole people and the special interests that serve them. m When the round table conference between capital and labor and the public convenes at the White House October 5 let this be under stood? ? There must be full and complete publicity. The Herald had much to do with bringing about the conference. For months we urged it as prelude to the peaceful solution of our industrial difficulties. This solution must not be impeded and shall not be impeded by official censorship. No sccrct diplomacy! NEW YORK CITY By 0. 0. McINTYRE 1 POLITICS By The Occasional Prophet That Secretary Lansing will leave New York, Sept. 14.^A page from the Cabinet is taken more or less for diary of a modern Samuel Pepys: Sianted Th- public has sained the! ha^in^'Jm^l,^ *b?Uw my paperv fiuMns misplaced a cheque, and in impression that the Secretary was not a great pet all the morning. F P \ accorded the full honors of his posi- public prints this day praised tlon at the Peace Conference; also *1'rn ^or 'or,h comlng book of poetry ft h*in~ that he is not in full accord with all "Something Else Again." and he will that took place in Paris. Friends of it. the administration hav? not taken this H^h.T "T** the tenement view Many feel that there Is a per- ed 6ud"pone on "trike and post pi up huge Signs, readlne "This feet understanding between Mr. Wil- House Is on a Rent Strike" The son and Mr. Lansins. N'evertheles, the ]f-"dlord?. it seems, pet scant pity. talk persists that Mr. I^ns.ng may re- town and saw Mark . , , Sullivan, the editor, a*d in truth he Sign almost any day. , doth wear turned surtouts. Tnding That, of course, is accompanied hv them equivalent to a new auit I speculation as to who may succeed > to try it him. The remainder of the Wilson pon"ar*?lr? fownOIL?n^MlS,rfM W11" pon are in town from California and term is bound to N? stormy. Rough he Is planning to do a goodly amoinr weathermen will be needed in the Cab- ; of scriv.ening h*re. At noon I away *net' ' 'n SOTT1ft haste to see and talk to mv One prophet, who has a far better T?rd Young Theodore, hut was un record at p.eking Cabinet officers than able to reach his demesne In time ever has been my lot. predict that This day my wife rnga*ed a prettv Mr Lansing's successor will be chosen I black wnman--her name j* Mistress from the Cabinet. He gives the follow- Eliza?to do some washin* of her ing three choices for Secretary of soft laces. State, rather placing emphasis on the V. Porter called and is In some n.in Urst named: of the colllque. but did -at mightilv FRAN-KTJN P. LANE. from my brave basket of pVa? albeit JOSEPHI-S DANTEIA I I held my tongue. Thenee with mv .VBWTON D BAKER wife. poor wretch, for a walk around It is said the President regards Mr. the reservoir, and I was so rejoiced Lane as the h.jrgest man anions his in heart at her finding my cheque ihit advisers. Most of the progressive siig- *'? stopped at a dairy shop and I gestions that have received Presiden- bought two large beakers of whev tial sanction have been made by Mr. In the evening with F Kelly the Lane. The only thing that might op- j Pamphleteer, who told me of the no erate against the elevation of Mr. | ble hook he has writ, and we stopped Lane would be the fact that he was i on the Broad Way and talked with born In Canada and thereby ls eliml- Sir Willi# Collier, who had a com nated from succession to the Presi- Ickal story that doubled us up with dency. the Secretary of State being laughter, yet I cannot transcribe It next after the Vice Pres dent. j in my diary. At a collar store F Daniels is highly regarded. \'o mem- ' Paid for a collar each with fair grace h*r of the Cabinet grew more rapidly And so home and to bed. in public estimat.on than he during . ? the war. It is a brisk business they are do Baker is looked upon as the more j ln? down at the Little Stock Ex brilliant member. His views reach I change on the Bowery these days, far into the future. Raising either j Since the bootleggers have come to Mr. Daniels or Mr. Baker to the I the Bowery, the denizens need more State portfolio would be a signal 1 money to appease chronic' thirsts. r??rard for their work at the "head N>at bargains are being driven every of the armed forces, it is held. few minutes. Then, too, the Bowery If the President should go out- almost went broke in one night re side the Cabinet for a successor to 1 cently. a slick dude from uptown Mr Lansing he might choose his i came down with a suit-case full of friend. Mr. House. The suggestion i *bat was supposed to be whisky, recently made by a Western paper 'Ie bad some professional stiush that David R Francis, Ambassador ""bustiers go down In advance and to Russia, might be called to the ?t bis coming by shushing, smack official family loses some weight' '"g their lips and rubbing their stom from the fact that it is reported ! achs. He soio> fm bottles, which that Mr. Francis- health ls not Proved to be a cheap cough syrup, S?od. ; and 't nearly exhausted the Bowerv's : financial resources. A -few reniit Secretarv Redfteld's departure tance men who live at the Lodging from Washington w ill take pla-. 'louses for Men?those dreary havens shortly after the President's return. for wastrels who have whistled down His successor has not been named. *hc wind of Fortune the gifts that If Joseph Tumulty, secretary to th - Mature gave?are the only Roweryltes President, should be appointed Sec- who loolt forward now to a comfort retary of Commerce none would be able winter. greatly surprised. His multitude < r j friends hope that such may be the j . . ew Torlc dime novel publisher case. Intimates of Mr. Tumulty ?ec,ares that Washington. D. C., say that he does not expect the ap- : ,J"ys more ?t his literary treasures pointment nor is he ambitions to !yan ?|ny other city, according to size, leave his present position. whieli a,s? authority for the state he regards quite as important as a m'nt th*t great lawmakers, judges Cabinet place. ?? th? like read these thrillers pureljr for mental recreation. If former Senator Shaffroth is 1 ? made Secretary of Commerce a j \ LINE O' CHF.FR great many mid-Westerners would rlru mu be higrhly pleased. Mr. Shaffroth s !/ E1ACH DAY 0 THE YEAR defeat last fall was by default? rather through neglect?for no one By John Kendrlek Baa-. up to within a week of election day (Cop^?l,t. t?. by The MrCtur, n* _ had reason to believe tbat Colo- syndicate) ******* rado would elect a Republican. Mr. OST A RAIIfY DAT. Bhailroth's campaign rather shuf- Raining hard, but let it rain' fled along. When the news came j Why, indeed, should I complain' that Phtpps stood a chance of elec-. 'Stead of sitting down to scofT tlon it was too late to put the I shall let It cool me off usual Shaffroth punch into the fight. And maybe if out I go Mr. Shaffroth is a business man an I Like a plant 'twill make me grow would qualiry in every way (or the J And put forth some flower of worth r'animefift jab. That shall beautify tit* earth. TEN-MINUTE NOVELS 1 TODAY?"Alice in Wonderland," by Lewi* Carroll. Condeasa tion by Newton Newkirk. TOMORROW?"Tbe Scarlet Letter," by Nathalie! Hawthorne, CARROLL 0 re*derf, the private life of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wu re tired and practically uneventful, v. He, took a first class in the An*l mathematical school in 1854. and the following: year was appointed mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, a post he continued to fill until 1881. He published books of, a purely mathematical nature first; but in 1865 he published, under the pseudonym of "Lewis Carroll." "Alice's Adventures In W.onder land." a work that was the outcome of his keen sympathy with the imagination of children and their sense of fun. This whimsical story was an immediate success, and the name of "Lewis Carroll" has ever since been a household word. J Mr. Dodgson was extremely fond of children," and it was av. <>p?n secret that the original of Alice was a daughter of Dean Liddel. A dramatic version of the Alice books was produced &t Christmas. 1886. and has since enjoyed numerous re vivals. Throughout this dual existence, Mr. Dodgson persistently refused to be publicly identified with "Lewis Carroll," although his authorship of '"Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" was well known. Lewi* Carroll (Charles Lutwidge He died at Guilford on the 14th Dodgson) was born in the village of January. 1S9S; his memory is of Dareburv. Cheshire. England, appropriately kept green by a cot Januarv 27. 1832. He was a mathe- in the Children's Hospital. Great matician a.-* well as author, and Ormond street. London, which was while the literary life of "Lewis erected and endowed perpetually by Carroll" was familiar to a wide cir- public subscription. LEWIS CARROLL, 1832-189*. Alice in Wonderland By LEWIS CARROLL. (Condensation by Newton Newkirk, editor and writer, of Bentleyville, Pa. Mr. Newkirk is the author of several books, including "Stealthy Steve, the Six Eyed Sleuth," "The Stork Book" and "Back to Na ture " He is a member of the editorial staff of the Boston Post.) Alice sat nodding sleepily on a mossy bank beside her big sister who was reading Presently a pink-eyed wh.te rabbit ran by looking at its watch and cry ing, "Oh dear?I shall be late!" Alice I bounded after the rabbit across a held j and into a hole under a hedge. After I running through the hole a distance she suddenly stepped off into space j and began to fall. She fell slowly, ] and it was a very pleasant sensation, j Alice was wondering whether she would stop at the earth's center, when, bump! she landed on a heap of leaves unhurt. The rabbit was scampering down the i passage. Springing to her feet she pursued, but it disappeared around the next comer, and Alice found her self in a long hall of many doors, all j locked. On a table was a golden key I which fitted the smallest door, only fifteen inches hifjh. Unlocking this she | beheld a beautiful flower garden, but On the table she found a bottle could not squeeze through the door, labeled "Drink Me." Alice tasted?it was delicious, and she drank it all. Soon she shrank to only ten inches in height. ''Now I can go into the gar den!" cried Alice, running to the door, but. alas, she had relocked it and left* the key on the table far beyond her reach. Beneath the tafcle in a glass d.sh she found a cookie on which were the words, "Eat Me?" She ate this and soon grew nin^ feet tall. Presently the rabbit entered, and. seeing Alice, fled ?n dismay, dropping his gloves and fan. Alice picked them up and i 'began to fan herself. Soon she was ! only two feet high, and dropped the j fan in fright Thereupon she stopped j growing smaller, and knew it was a magic fan. Hearing footfalls, she turned to see j the rabbit standing near. It was near-' I ly as tall as she. and seemed very angry. "You go to my house and bring me a pair of gloves and a fan"* commanded th#? rabbit sternly. Alice, badly frightened started to obey. Strancrelv enoui |g ?e hall vanished, and *he found h i running through a deep wood. Soon she came to a little white house The doorplate said, , ,rW. Rabbit." Rntering, she hurried upstairs to Oie rabbit's bedroom, and found, not gloves and a fan. but aj bottle on the bureau. It was not | labeled, but Alice drank the contents. I She grew so rapidly that the room was hardly big enough to contain her, al though she wa^ lying on the floor with her head drawn up to her chin. While in this predicament someone threw a handful of pebbles through ' the window into the room. These j turned into bits of candy. Alice atei several of them and noon shrank until j she could escape from the house, j Running into the wood she sat down beside a mushroom to rest. "What can I do for you?" asked a voice. Alice looked up and on top' of the mushroom sat a blue caterpillar smoking a pipe. "Oh, please, sir." replied Alice. "make me larger!" "That's easy." said the Caterpillar; "one side of this mushroom will make you taller and the other side shorter." Before Alice could ask more the Cater pillar disappeared. Alice broke off a piece from each side of the mushroom. After eating a bit of one she grew so short her chin struck her foot Hastily eating L OPHELIA'S SLATE. CHEAP- VH tVEM The Sf ?ry hTJnrf"" 0,h"r 'h? ?? U" -Oh ^ J"! Mmo"c the tree-tops. Oh. dear, shall i never my ,*r j the firtt"'"' Crted nlbbl">R from j oi,,:nep;;;und thrmk,n* down??! sprinkling quantitie? ?# at her. All Throoed fr?m **r t0 <ar ! from time to uZ '"""d vlolent" WS? y?M,' ?wslnnlng Pwuh "*?*' I .Tr'f; -tTf VhThou' h0rr^'?"P?"?Sce rite I dnsely Pur>uT bj'The'^rin hPsWOOd ?< '?*< ^und her-! about a rose-tree nwthe M*nd'n*l were three th' entrance white roses r" ' W? P?'ntinK the th??r- asked Alice h^rC rU d0ln' Plied one. -the 0m~? re-1 ?hite roses. ' HuTh .. "Hn0t ,anCy "^ere comes the Queen 4rP^01rTh,ere,^ho'vhc with clubs, courtiers Jl ., T'dlors ??d Queen?/??iru "" K<"? stopp^S and 23E. Tv'ch.^T -"red^;t^uj->?d d:c here I. muCh confused "Then n**re is vour miliar ?? . . nen Queen, handing AMc! , replled the Then the gxme *2. -^~?e of croquet Allce^tad 1^,* h0T? aW ^ "*? h^ make the arches nt .? 1 0Ter to ?hs full of hummii ? ,he K?"1"! Played at .nt S.k' ~,d rt<3*'? AU ready to hll her h?n ^0uld eet --rch a vol" di 'ik' the nm(.. asked CTln of the Cheshire All** hehel<' the could answer the?"fore she but no more of il -r ^ appeared, a"." replied Alice hI?? ' ""o " ?< let. which at once flll '? Ilflr m*1" turned to look at th. iri Cat not like belnV eJK,nsr wh? did plained to^h* Queen" i,atl ?"<? corn eal behemded o?n ,he Zt. "" ? ^'1 verv wail ?? . Kins, "but r should like to kr?, w h it Is possible to heh^oH know how has no body?" While ?vL *** wh,ch turned all the plavors hart re" Palace. Alice followed' if?"'" to found a trial in pro^res. and Queen sat on the^ thrL eral* "!?' tte Qu~" hfd Xl"* .I Ut t *?' stolen tarts. 8 else "cept the nibbling a\"entV-m^ded|yh.?tUa ''\ A"Ce her ed the Ring. .,n?. command White liabbTt. "Bu t I ? c.?ed ,h? anything about t>e stolen ^. ..kn?W tested Alice. "Thar, . ' pro" t?nt." remarked the ki7? '"IS01" against the rule, K,ne. 7t s ? mile high to testlfl .T,t"<'!s over Queen. "l!eave ,M? Baid th? ordered at on?' ' 1 "han't leave "ntll t T*""1* Allce <"ct. " retorted Al.c"' 'he ^ ?aitl the Kliiff fh that cajie." the vrrdicf "SenLn Consld^ diet afterward.'^'oSec^ ie'o V"' How absurd to have ? . Queen, fore a verdict!"M?, ,n,''entenc? h* "OtT with that (rtri's hL.eH".?Tfu"y the Queen potnt^g ?t a? shouted ^u Please stoop down so "Wi" out the Queen's orders"' 'I'"* =5K: abni ? aT^'ii Thereupon the w ,?i d of you"' Into tht air ?d S pack ?se up Alice's face. stra|eht into, Come, Alice dear xvnk* n- ?? .. her biff sister S U,X ?*,d Kinrtora. the t^muaiS^? ColLS* penrienciw, um)CT the coprrtrtt ?? w Publ'?hin* Co.. *?' ^ r? rt?htA reacrred. ' V S- A br ^?cUl irraajroot wttli the Me Cter, N-w, tTDdioau. AU ci^N* nMretLJ Independent Packers Deny "That They Exist By Sufferance As Charged By Federal Trade Commission Small Packers from Buffalo, Philadelphia, Denver, Baltimore and Pueblo declared before the Senate Committee on Agri culture that there is positively no monopoly or unfair practices in the packing industry. J. Fred Shafer, President Jacob C. Shafer Com pany, Baltimore, Maryland. Oswald Neesvig, Owner Madison Packing Com pany, Madison, Wisconsin. John J. Felin, President John J. Felin Company, Independent Packer, Philadel phia, Pa. G. H. Nuckolls, Nuckolls Packing Company, Pnebio, Colorado. Edward Smith, President Edward Smith Packing Co., Buffalo, New York. W. H. W. Blayney, President Coffin Packing Com pany, Denrer, Colorado. "I ttave been engaged in the packing business in Baltimore for twenty years. We have been in daily com petition with all the big packers and all the small pack ers and we have always prospered. We have no trouble in securing the live animals in competition with the big packers. We are in competition with them in Cincin nati, St. Louis, Louisville and Toledo, as well as in our yards at Baltimore. There is real competition in all these vards. "Government regulation would put a damper on the packing business; would stifle initiative, keep the young man from showing the ambition he ought to have." -"I have always found the big packers to be very fair in their dealings with me. There are times when we can do a little better with one packer than we can with another. They have never been unreasonable nor have they resorted to any unfair practices. I have never seen any of them trying to put the little fellow out of busi ness. All of the small packers, if they understand the business, are making money." "I wish to take exception to statements made by W. B. Colver, of the Federal Trade Commission, that the independent packers existed at the 'sufferance' of the large packers. 1 know several of the independent pack-( ers of the country who have made a larger return on their capital than the 'big five' and we feel all have prospered. All the so-called big packers are represented in Philadelphia and there are six independent or small packers. I estimate that the smaller packers do more than half of the business. I have known all the big pack ers for a number of years and 1 have never heard of any unfair dealings on their part. Our worst competition is not with the western packers as much as it is with our local competitors. We find the western packers fair in every one of their dealings. We buy our live stock in 7 or 8 markets and have always beeirable to buy in open competition with the large packers and we have four them fair competitors in the selling of their products. I? place of trying to put us out of business the big packers really assist us." * ^ ur "The big packers are our hard. keen, but fair com petitors. We have never had any trouble because of be ing in competition with them. There is always strong competition on the market in buying, but we have never had any trouble in meeting it. I know of no methods that have been adopted by any of the big packing concerns which were unjust, unfair or monopolistic. We are not existing by "sufferance." We are perfectly able to take care of ourselves. Our business has gradually increased since 1880. As far as profits are concerned, my company has made a larger percentage on its turnover than any of the so-called 'Big Five.' "The duty of Congress is to build up and no stroy. We beg you to defeat these bills." "I have been engaged in the packing business ??**? years and during the last twelve years, I hrve been in business for myself. Previous to that time, I had been with one of the Big Five packers. When he learned that I had gone in business for myself, he voluntarily let me have enough money to establish myself. I mention this to show that he did not want to put me out of business. On the contrary, he helped me get started. "We have all of the 'big five' packers at Buffalo and about thirty independent packers besides. There is keen competition among all of us. There is no combination or unfair practices among the larger packers. We are against this legislation." "I regard the big packers as conducting a clean and keen competition. They have done much to build up the cattle industry, the packing industry, and business gen erally. I see no grounds for attempting to regulate their method of doing business. If it were not for the way the packers conduct their business the consuming public right now would be paying considerably more for the same goods than they are paying today. You are tr*"r"T to prevent the large packers from growing and yo. trying to regulate or keep the little fellow out of ness, even if in his judgment he thinks he might sue It has been stated that the independent packers 01 the country exist by 'sufferance' of the 'big five.' That is not true. Anybody can compete with the 'big five' packers. We have no agreements or understandings with any packing concerns in regard to territory." Institute of American Meat Packers Munsey Building - - - - Washington, D. C.