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Concrete Action Demanded.
The time has come for definite programs?and for action. Gen
eralities about suppressing Reds, reducing high cost living, every
one getting to work, government economy, and the dozen other sub
jects that are furnishing topics for conversation are not going to
| solve any of these questions. Conversation hatches no eggs.
No one but the torpid-headed reactionary believes that left to
themselves things will straighten themselves out and that everything
win be all right in six months.
The person with horse sense knows something must be dorte to
inert present needs for readjustment Trades unions, churches, busi
ness organizations may well devote their energies to putting the
knowledge gained by discussion into concrete form for legislative
enactment and administrative enforcement It is pathetic to watch
numerous distinguished citizens?among them professors and presi
dents of great corporations?stand amazed and mute when their
carefully balanced generalities draw but a paragraph in a newspaper
or two and make no dent at all upon public opinion.
The people of this country want leadership?not platitudes?but
leadership which leads, which is concrete, which gives results. And
no people m flie world are quicker to sense bunk.
And the individual Representative and Senator is going to be
measured by bis constituents according to the weight of 'his con
structive contributions. As the days roll along inevitably the people
of this country are going increasingly to demand action. He who
lias not acted, well, next year, when he comes to Washington, will
have to pay his own railroad fare.
This editorial is a generality, and subject to criticism as such,
and as such, typical of most editorials. It is up to the newspapers of
the country to do their share to meet the need for constructive
leadership. The press, too, in line with other elements in the com
munity, is prone to gestures, to generalities.
Cut out the talk, the criticism, and start laying brick. ,
St Louis bids $40,000 for the next Republican National Conven
tion, It's worth that to stand the kind of weather dispensed there
_ The cat has nine lives, but if some of our best constitutional
lawyers have their way, John Barleycorn will contest for the distinc
Before we talk of the next war, might it not be well to get the
present one out of the way.
With coal and otheT precious things kept in the cellar the second
story worker is liable to practice revision downward.
>taybe that mythical Cabinet member which John Drinkwater
gave to Abraham Lincoln was the 1863 CoL House.
The End of the Strike.
Tit entire nation is gratified that the end of the coal strike is I
approaching. The inconvenience and suffering which it has already I
caused and which was certain to multiply had it been prolonged were
sufficient to cause concessions on both sides.
While everybody will be tremendously relieved by the passing of
this industrial crisis, the lesson will be dearly bought unless the gov
ernment takes some concrete steps to prevent a recurrence.
This strike was in a large degree due to the lack of authoritative]
figures on coal production and profits. The operators insisted that
their profits were normal and that they could not afford to arbitrate
the existing wage scales. The miners based their demands upon
entirely different figures and asserted the operators had accumulated
exorbitant profits and could stand the proposed increases without
passing the cost along to the public. Somewhere between the con
flicting statements is the truth.
Fuel Administrator Garfield offered a constructive remedy for
this statistical clash in ,his plan of settlement rejected by the miners.
What he proposed was the creation of a commission to gather
authoritative facts and figures on which future controversies between
operators and miners could base settlement negotiations. It seems
The announcement of Attorney General Palmer gives no details
of the terms upon which the men agree to return to the pits, but it is
to be hoped that the proposal of Fuel Administrator Garfield is
among them. It does include an offer of a thorough investigation of
the entire coal situation, including the profits of the operators by a
commission to be named by the President.
The effects of an investigation alone will be but temporary.
What is needed is the establishment of some permanent machinery
for the adjustment of all controversies between miners and operators
concerning wages and working conditions. The industry is big
enough to warrant it and it has such a vital connection with every
business and every home that it is indeed a national necessity.
The suspension of production for a short time has already
wr?oght such havoc that the extension of the deadlock might easily
produce a national calamity. <
The nation takes every precaution to stay epidemics and safe
guard the health of the people. The production of fuel for the
winter months is a disease preventive which ought never again be
restricted and a permanent ? adjustment board appears to be one
practical way of guaranteeing it
Postmaster- General Burleson says his administration of the
postoffice shows profits of $35,000,000. Representative Steencrson
says the $35,000,000 is a deficit Somebody needs a lesson in arith
A vote in the Christmas stocking would be the most appropriate
present Congress could give the District
A crisis in Mexico is getting to be as much of an every-day affair ]
as a strike.
Germany didn't, like the result of the deliberations at Versailles,
and may soon have a chance to test Gen. Foch's brand of dipjomacy.
A One trouble with the injunction method of settling the strike
was that it didn't produce coaL
?? T ? *
When we read that sponges or carpet tacks or shoe laces are
scarce, we know that a few of the big fellows have agreed to boost
The Red can't understand why a man aWe to invent electric I
lights should not waste his time chopping his own wood.
? Those who like their eggnog on Christmas and believe in pre
pared ess have begun their, experiments with the home brew.
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NEW YORK CITY
By 0. 0. McWIIfF.
New York. bec. 7.?A page from
ihft diary of % modem Btmuel Pepys:
Up and wt h?v? a n?w Janl
tor. ? most engaging fellow of the
aaaiaho talk* of nautical things,
chewing tobacco t*e wliHe. To Char
Ite Falls, the artist. and heard some
mlirhty noble Hcotch tunes on a bag
pipe ?nd came I. Mftrcoo*on, newly
home from Herman/. and a man of
m'rhtv **od reason and Judgment.
Thin day T resolved to be more spar
ing of money, for balancing my ac
counts ) tlnd my going* f*r exceed
my get tings for the month and It
doth depress m* mightily. To my
dentist, who found no work to he done
end ^ saw there Mistress Ingersoll.
widow of Sir Robert, and s young
maid In white of fairish heauty made
bold to any she knew me. albeit she
On the highway was Qrantland
Rice, who has a new gre4tcolit of
noble weave and great checks and
too I saw O. Rk Inner. tVe play actor,
aod his lady. and they seemed
matched fltighty well. Grest com
plaints dc rl??% higher over the high
prices and It Is cried mightily over
the city that they will be even higher.
With my wife to do a turn about
the reservoir and we discussed a
neighbor** child who appears a
drudge, yet of great talents and
beauty, and It seem* strange such
things should be. In the evening
to see the new muslck play. "Irene."
which hss the most tuneful music
I have heard since the "Red Mill."
I dare swear. To an apothecary
shop for some glafpes of fruit Juice
and so home and to bed In'high goo<*
Otw may purchase almost anv
standard brund of liquor In bond. |
properly staled and apparently un
touched. In the places where the pur
chaser Is known. But when he opens
the bottle. he finds a horrible-tasting
concoction. The process consists in
making a plug in the bottom of th*
bottle, emptying the pure stuff
and substituting the horrible
adulteration. The hole is <eafed uf
and unless it is looked for it is never
seen. The hole In the bottom is done
by an electrical proce**. n?e adul
terated uoods is said to contain
drugs, chief of which is laudanum,
and while it has a Jolt, it is lethal
In quality. Nea* York does not see
the hilarious drunk any more. It
seas the stupifled. wild-eyed vlctlnr
of the drink-adulterators* drugging.
Herbert Pulitzer, youngest son of;
Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the New j
York World, is the latest recruit to j
the Manhattan crop of millionaire j
reporters. Young Cornelius Vander-t
bill recently Joined the Herald's!
staff. Mr. 'Pulitzer Is to learn the ?
newspaper game from all angles. H-vj
was onlff recently craduated from
Harvard. By the term* of his fath- j
cr'a will he will acquire control of j
the World a year or two hence. In i
the meantime he is seeking first
hand knowledge which will enable
him to handle the business involv
ing the management of his father's^
newspaper properties. He i* now
working as a court reporter, rover
ing the West gfcde Court.
During the past week egg* have
reached a price of $1.W> a dozen. In
the more exclusive centers, where j
people do not care what prices are. i
they have been selling for K a doz- !
en. It was almost impossible to get,
fresh eggs, and hotel guests, dis
couraged over trying to get them,
went to the small ?owns around New
York and bought them and then had
them prepared by the hotel chef*.
Incidentally the Tiotel made ji *B-cent
service charge -for boiling all egg?
brought in by guests. There is no ,
y of beating them. If they d(
not get you one way they will an
other. One of the more recent gouges
ia the charge for stationery. In
many of the large hotels a charge
of 5 cents is made for a few en
velopes and a few sheet* of writing j
Such Is Life
As It Is Seen
By 0. B. JOYFUL
It is rather discouraging when one
ha* done hi* best to be an early ]
Christmas shopper to find that hav
ing done it early leaves plenty of
time . for the purchase of gifts you,
otherwise wouldn't have thought of. ,
Which should be the mo?-e thank
ful: The billionaire near the end of,
life, or the beggar'* child at the 1
beginning of life?
Where you find the very richest |
you also find the very poorest.
We have put the ban on horse
j Because it encourages gambling.
I It's wrong, to bet on a pony?
| But it isn't wrong to bet on a house.
So you can buy real estate when you
think Its value will go up?
And make a lot of money.
The worst you can *av about that1
sort of thing is that it Ik speculation.
But it Isn't speculation to put yourj
moi^ey Into a poker game?
For that's gambling.
It's gambling to put money into
Wall street stocks, unlesu you have
much to put in
Then it is speculation.
It's gambling when you bet on cer- i
tain dot.-* of a dice showing.
It's financial genius w hen you bet j
on two streaks of rust and win a
It's gambling when you bet and call f
It's speculation when you bet and j
call it investing.
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HERALD'S CIVIL SERVICE
COURSE FULLY DESCRIBED
Detailed Information Given Here on Subjects
In Educational Feature?Queries
Invited From Readers.
A skeleton plan of "The Civil Service Coaching Course" which
began in The Washington Herald yesterday has been printed. Today
a detailed story of the coaching coursc will be told in response to
personal and telephoni9 inquiries received at The Washington Herald
officc since Wednesday.
. ~ Thc> Washington Herald is convinced that it is not makitg
an extravagant claim when it states that any'person who follows
the ^coaching course during the fourteen weeks it will run in this
paper will be able to pass a Civil Service examination, if they cWc to,
at the expiration of that time.
Subjfft of LfSnonn. ?J
, Twelve actual lessons are given
I in the coaching course in the fol
2. Civil government.
Pldn copj and Mpetllns. ,
(I. Plain Knfflhh.
7. < om me rein I or advanced arith
5. Correcting mnnuncript from
0. Typlwt copy and rongh draft.
IO. Correcting of nddreft?ca.
I II. Lennon In letter writing.
12. Le?wn In letter writing:.
I Following these twelve actual les
son* Will be given a general examina
| tion covering all of the subjects taken
i during the first twelve weeks. Then,
on the next Sunday, or fourteenth
week the answers to the questions
in the general examination will be
The necessity for reviewing back
lessons as new ones are taken up
will be seen when it is understood
that this general examination will in
clude questions from every subject
covered during the first twelve weeks
of t?te course.
In many cases the precise problems
I which have ofttimes been used in a i
! regular Civil Service examination will |
| be used.
Every Phaae C olored,
j In every examination offered by thei
Civil Service Commission there is a j
| fixed number of subjects such as !
arithmetic, letter writing, penmanship. |
i copying from plain copy, geography, ;
civil government and spelling. These
I subjects, with others, will be covered j
! thoroughly in the coaching course. ,
Remember: Thousands take the
Civil Service examination qvery j
year and fail, when a little instruc-i
| tion on important points would en-|
able them to pass with ease and ob- (
| tain appointments.
The object of this course of in- I
struction is to inform our readers on !
essential points which may decide |
whether or not they will obtain an j
No Ptilr* Spnrvd.
When it is necessary, as in rough
drafts, to print a picture of the
work, this >rill be done. No pains
have been spared to make the<toach
ing course the most successful ever
devised. rot exceptinr thoae which
are sold through correspondence for
from 920 to $30 apiece.
The first lesson in the coaching
course deals with the subject of t
geography. It appeared in The
Washington Herald yesterday, De
[ cember T. The second lesson deals
with the subject of civil government
1 and will be found in The Washing
1 ton Herald, Sunday. I>ecember 14. to- !
I gether with the answers to the geog- j
IXaphy lesson and so on throughout
the duration of the course.
Don't fail to take advantage of this
peerless educational news feature. !
Tell your friends about it. If there
is any question which you desire to1
ask in regard to the coaching course
drop, a line to "The Educational Edi
tor. The Washington Herald." Look
for additional announcements in re
gard to the coaching course in The
Washington Herald from day to day.
A LOT IN LITTLE.
| The latest volume of "Who's Who"
contains 22.968 biographies.
At the age of 34. W. H. Greenleaf.
of Lynn. Mass., became a grand
| Old King Coal is being supplanted
gradually by the increased use of
oil and the cheaper grades of lignite.
FHTty envelopes a minute can be
sealed with a new hand operated let
Shoe soles with aluminum or Iron
coverings were worn by Germans
during the war.
Approximately 7o.00ft.fl00 gallons of
molasses are used annually in the
manufacture of feeds.
There is a pack of playing cards in
the British museum said to be more
than 1,000 years old.
In every annual budget of England
is included the item of 1750 "to up
keep of government cats.'*
The entire town of Moneta, Wvo., ]
on th? Chicago t and Northwestern;
Railroad is owned by one man, who
paid IW.OUO for It. -
Credit for being the flrst modern
Portia of reality is given to Signort
Comani. who recently conducted a
case in an Italian court room.
A Kansas farmer says he has pro
duced a "bugles* potato" by crossing
the potato vine with a weed the po
tato beetle doesn't like.
r^lTKU STATK.M HAII,I?OAn AIJMISTISTR ATIOW
Director (irnrral of Kallroads
SOUTHERN RAILROAD LINES
Owing to the necessity for the conservation of fuel the fol
lowing PASSENGER TRAINS wijl be TEMPORARILY WITH
DRAWN from service:
TRAINS NOS. 137 and 138, between Washington and
Atlanta; now leaving Washington 10:00 P.M., and arriv
ing Washington 8:45 A.M.
TRAINS NOS. 23 and ?4. between Washington and Mem
phis, Tenn.; now leaving Washington a:io P.M., and
arriving Washington 5:15 P.M.
WASHINGTON-ROANOKE SLEEPING CAR, handled
on Train No. 25, (Memphis Special), leaving Washington
3:10 A.M. and arriving Washington 13:30 A.M., will be
Account discontinuance of Trains Nos. 137 and 138, Train fijo.
32, now arriving Washington at 7:35 A.M., will be run on
schedule of Train No. 138, and will arrive Washington 8:45 A.M.
EFFECTIVE 12:01 A.M. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1919.
Inquire of Ticket Agents regarding any further changes.
CONSOLIDATED CITY TICKET OFFICE
Twelfth and F Streets Northwest. Telephone Main 840
A LINE 0' CHEER
-EACH DAY 0' THE YEAR
I* By John KfttdHrk Bibk?.
A <;OOD BR K % K F * ST.
Give me a cup of warm Good WliU
A plaiterful of smile* thereafter.
Some toaat of Sympathy, and till
Me up with fruits of cheery laughter,
A little Knack of Hope throw in.
And on this breakfasting of mirth
I'll hie me gladly forth to win
The richest prises of the earth.
(Copyright. 19W. 'r TUe
'Round the - Town fcSilltf
CkrlitMa Clim iMl the Law.
One of th? busiest men in Wiah
lnffton th*?e chilly December days
is Assist art United States District
Attorney RALPH GIVEN, whose of
fices sre in the Police Court Build
in*. Mr. Olventolft me he is over
his head in wtjfik preparing: alleged
violations of the liquor law for
presentation to (be Police Court
juries. He is'especially desirous of
removing from his calendar numer
ous cases of parties arrested for
"bootlegging" who claim exemptioa
from conviction on the grovnd that
they were carrying the intoxicants
found In their cars from Maryland
Undoubtedly Mr. Given Is taking
time by the forelock as the glad
some Christmas holidays approach
to handle s harvest of arrests for
violations of thc-bone dry law. Al
ready it is known that many "boot
leggers" arc hoarding their whisky
and other hard drinking stuff un
til just before Christmas week. An
unusual number of arrests are ex
pected in that ? period , and Mr.
Given is clearing his decks for ac
Objected t* Celd JMerage,
Attorney 8AM L?l, D. TRCITT. 606
| D street northwest, was watching the !
; \7orkm*n who are beginning to dis- ,
> mantle the statue of Abraham Lin- !
1 coin in front of the courthouse pre
| para tor y to its removal, when a col
ored lawyer epproecl.ed snd said: ?
"Wonder what they are going to
do with this statue?**
"I expect they will And a place for
it in the mall." Mr. Trultt replied.
"Horrors!" the colored msn ex
claimed. "That woud be an Insult to
the entire nation.
"To pare the static of the great
Lincoln In the morgue."
Wsiw's Deed Men** R?b<-k.
While discussing the subject of false
teeth with JC. C. R. H1MPHR1ES. of I
the President's Own, a venerable citi
xen who has evidently reached the
' allotted three score and ten years en
| tered the conversation.
I "In my part of the country when
j I was a boy/* he aaid, "dentistry *as
a crude profession. Frequently the
, village blacksmith and cobbler were |
J called upon to extract aching teeth, j
j using any old imir of pliers or pincers
that were handy. I recall one day i
? seeing a distinguished deacon dancing j
' around the blacksmith shop while the j
? smithy had a death grip with a pair j
: of big horsenhoe nippers on one of his j
? molars and together they were ex- j
| ecuting the wildest sort of a dance, j
The blacksmith declined to rel?-aa?e his j
| hold on the deacon's tooth until It
! came out. When the tooth finally
j yielded to the muscular efforts of the I
smithy the two men engaged in a j
I fist fight urged by the deacon who^
! claimed that not only his dignity
bart his face had been injured "
j "But that is not the worst part of
; pioneer dentistry." the aged man con- j
? tinued "The old-time dentist was not (
supplied ?M> the
falae teeth used by the
from . tlm? cam akulla that
gathered by mas and *oya irotm \
many of tlx
the plaoe wore la their
?f former chMa and
Th?> are telling a good story a.
Marine Headquarter* In thla city aw
haiurtn* it on Mergt JAM1M XAV1EI
M0OILA.IN The aergaant la a nati??
of County Clare. Ireland, aad baa )M
returned after two yeara aerrM u
the Weat Indlea. where ha M at
Interesting experience. But let tlx
doughty sergeant tell the story:
"On our way back to God's oosa
try." he said, "we stopped at Naaaat
In the Bahamas. WhIU walking aJoni
the atreet one of the natlvta with a
face aa black aa the ace of cluhi
" 'Shure "an 'tis a folne day fer th
Olrlsh." said the Jet black man Is
perfect Irish brogue.
"Thinking he was making fun of
my race." the stream said. "1
hauled back to give him an Irwl
wallop on the Jaw when another Ma
rine seised me by the arm aad ex
"?Don't. Many'years ago the Brit
ish government sent an English ran
ment of Irishmen to the Bahama*
and the natives learned English fron
the Irish soldiers. Ever slnee the)
have talked with the brogue '"
If you trf ovarstout why r?-m?ir an* Why H
ennwii of thnae who are alendar* H*r? rajka
port ant new tor you
Tbr k<??D ayaleni la arcoaiptMbinf marvels ta
healthful, RMd), jtleaaant roriitrtion of Mih
? wuen <rt>o Iutp beon for >m/? Hursone-J ?i;J
fitnm. Ume oil of korcin and foll-nr the rc
due-Una ?>BteTn_ No Hat*inc. no tadioua ?
ffi-UM, do caioma! or aafta?? gnouiriH> umrt
and delightful ayatetn Kodorard bj phyai'ian*
Itedurtion 10 to V' 4ha or mor?- ??
rrq'uro to get ?>vuoam?-al figure guat
arteod on fair (rat. under COD forfeiture or n?
coat to you.
There's infinite Joy in keeping a diary th?
nh(mt your meaaui<rtner<'a gradual)* baBNnm
nfluliff while you are imiroviitg id t?va<-it<
health and at tract ireueaa Bring haj**n^* m
your life and prolong it by many >rar* Can
ar?;.mbaMofi of Other*' Beeofce tut
each atay ao'
i You mav obtain oil of kww at aru^f.**
t.anwhfra. l*0?itiro'c harmleaa. Brochiire ait"
onnvinong teattmrmiaia mailed, in plain er
, Telopa. tear, it you anta Korein <V> . NK4I
Station F, Near York.
The Price of
Pork Chops and Bacon
Here are reasons why the fine,
fresh pork tenderloins and pork chops,
or savory ham, or crinkly bacon, which
you enjoy for breakfast, cost much more
per pound than the market quotation on
live hogs which you read in the newspaper:
An average hog weighs 220 pounds.
Of this, only 70 per cent (154 pounds)
is meat and lard.
So, when we pay 15^ a pound for live hogs, we
are really paying more than 21^ a pound for the meat
which we will get from these animals, even after
taking into account the value of the by-products.
But people show a preference for only one-third
of the whole?the pork chops, fancy bacon, and choice
cuts from juicy hams.
This means that when we are selling Premium
bacon at 43'/^ per pound wholesale and Premium
hams at 30^, there are other parts for which we
get as low as 6< or 8^ per pound. The net result is
an average profit to us of less than a pound.
The choice cuts are higher because of a demand
Another thing: Only 35 pounds of the entire hog
?or about th?is usually marketed at once. The rest
must be pickled, cured, or smoked. This takes
months, and adds to the costs which must be met.
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
Washington Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market
D. T. Dutrow, Manager
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