THE WASHINGTON TIMES, PRTDAY. MAY 15. 1014.
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PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING
The Washinton Times Compear
E MUNSET BUILDING Prana. Ave
RANK A. MUNSEY. IYesWent
H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
H. TOPE, Treasurer.
One Tear Inclua!nc Skndav). M
fix Month. Jl 7. Three Month. 0e.
nurvd at the postofflce at Wasblncton. D
jb itcond claw mall matter.
FRIDAY. MAY 15. iyi4.
PEOPLE AND THE
he proce-s of taxin- the land-! Tholcombination of crooked busi- it Lccai-se the very interests that
, eff the land and the pconle on ; nesb ll c,ookcJ politics, in one of i..,w plead for supervision have al
oes ahead in Vitraia." One lts most 'iciol,,; nianifestations, is; vay.s hciotoforo oppced it.
Vincent estate of 55.00(. acres ln ;
-niifh WalPS. owned hv a cor-
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n tr,M, it W. l.oon I:!
grazmjr purposes, and the law s
hc province provide for a heavier
upon favorably located lands
s used than would be imposed if ". " ..
j w : . Tt,'Pr'ce or not, it is certainly going to
oy wcie under cultivation. I he ' . ' ...
c j ,1. i .v. -j be interesting and illuminating,
hers find that they cannot afford , & fc
pay the tax and get the small ,
urns that grazing permits. !
That same thing is goinS on in old !
Vale., as well ai in new; it has
I "tJwZTr wivtn
J-tTA Z r:: I J?-'
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i- otland, as a result of the workings j
c tnc lana taxation laws wnicn
L oyd-George has wTitten into his
I -gets. He is now proposing fur-,
pr In lnrrMii tVirc:A rfiilipK on nn - i
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rivaled lands, and thus to add to '
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.i.cii.ic .u fcivi. ...ut.o
nyAi-i .-n iwinif nnuinrc ri.
e the people a chance.
The doctrine of the two Georges,
,it the land must belon? to the
-. pie because the people must live
I it, gains ground steadily all over
I X 6 WOrifl.
BASE ATTACK AGAINST
A medical iconoclast who writes in,
Ue .Medical Jpurnal takes a vicious
xack at one of the most cherished
t eories of the modern hygienic up-
i 'in. , fnr,Un,i.nr Anvri.
I ter and forward-looker. Accord
j to him, outdoor sleeping is not
. sentially either good or bad for
,,: tl,t nrti ii , 15. thn
..-w..-. ...v ,-...v...v, .v, ..-., ....- creuu i'l mis community, anu us
cr1dDlunge.isgoodorbadaccoidiiigi,n?,rL.tHh:i,1v if ,,,A L.v of J
The author of this biting attack .
upon outdoor sleeping comes from ,
Seattle, and his Far Western habitat, '
ui a iuiiu vl Sinn. iiiu i:ii'iiic in n.uc-
ters political and economic, may ac
count for his heresy. His thought is
that most sleeping porches are in-
EiifTiripntlv nrntortoH ncninst ivprr
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i ie7ti dampness, an d that the
m and the shock to the nervous
ytcm which they sometimes pro-
ice may have an unhappy effect on
he body's capacity to resist disease,
Most of us. reaching our conclu
sion through the enthusiasm of those
"f oui friends that have joined the
anks of the outdoor sleepers had
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uuji indue ujj uui iiunu- ui.ti mo
dmary bedroom was Joomed as a
eath trap. Now, perhaps backed
y the Seattle doctor's eiict, we may
ontinue to sleep indoors ur.har -
-owed by the uncomfortable suspi -
. ion that, if riot committing suicide,
Ae are sacrificing manhood on the
a'tar of effeminate luxury and in -
CROOKED POLITICS IN
cvv n. ii.
Former P'-esident Me!k-n facci-' low a'0SSible and nrogn-sively re-! " "-""ous thing how persist-, y f. r ,hr marriage r he,r
rating story about the looting of the I Z them Pri2e ownership ,ntCreSt "W C"Cen-! s, ,, , STV, 1'"' -''h
Vew Haven eems hkelv to brinrr a f nvatt ownership m u.atp( Qn the settlurnent f M M e. la)io, r.u.n.H- the e .-,
ew naven eems iiKeiy to inng a actual experience in this country, has , . . ,. f ime -' a. .m iiioimuh imnli
repetition of one experience that has 'lrl,arh.blv had the opposite effect; i """"'f08. ,ld..basl d,fR; ' '" ' ,'",'" f"""-'J '-
a 1 too often been noted in the past. , lt h. seen canitaliation and indebt- ? - " State Apartment. m option ;-t the i,, r , home. rv, t
, , , , . ti . i u nas seen capitalization ann inaeot the A. B. C. intermediaries Huertu's " "" ' 'inli ti.e tu da paitv. ria-
he icponsibihty for .New Haver-' cdess pi,pd up as fast and as high "- " n, .' ilUeltas ,, . ., t intimate fru-ml, .i
-o-jbles is evidently srotnt' u, hp u -ui , foreign ofnee, and the spokesmen of Ur. ,.,.,,
ojcics is evi lentiy goinj, m oe a- lnf. earn,ngS could possibly sus- f . -ncn,i,t;noi.e .11 n i"vui
.racked right down to tho door of .... thGrn T.at is true of all the i constitutionalists all talk as Mr, urn,,.,, a,i .M,tle. of r.o. hes
rn. r,v ;!. .r . i.c..!.i.-.i , Ul" l . 7hat'S te f ,thC though the adjustment were a puic " ' '"" -"-i" A ttn.,-
.. , .v. ....v... -,. u.ow.,,,uHtu,ur0US classes 01 utilities, ann no
nacier now do-d and left theie.
t i a marvel that in such cases
hi? c.t be accon-phhed so often;
hut it is don. and done so efectively
ac 'o give new poi. t o thc old saw
haf dead men '.ell no tales. In
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Uni d Tft nhWrid f hu ric .I-.nmA.i. r.T i
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he plan to make .1. Pieipont M01-
tan appeal solely responsible for
he lonf vpars of ini.mnt!?nromnrt tf
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cw naen, vvnen he was only one
tf vs board of dncctorr, and when,
' he was responsible for the wrong-
toing then his associates on the
ooard were reFpopsible for their own
egleit 01 their duty. i
wn n me auiwiii oi me .New f.riai tiansicr system, iney re
Haven troubles as Mi. Mellen is fused to do it. and now they are pre
'elhng the stoiy, lies the old spec-1 pared to fight it whenever it is order
tacle of crooked politics looting e( hy the Public Utilities Commis
crooked business. The New Haven t sj0n. They will oppose regulation
wanted to perfect a monopoly of whenever regulation is seriously at-
.New England transportation, and J
crooked politicians knew it. They
pot themselves into position of vant
age from which they could hold up
the railroad company and extort
their own terms; otherwise, they
could block its monopoly plans. On
neither side was there any serious
consideration for the fact that the
spirit and letter of the laws oppoped
tho monopoly ?cheme. Neither the
crooks of finance nor the crooks of
railroad management nor tho crooks
of politics cap) about that. They
vrore all working to sret their slice
of the good thine, and the New
M:ivpn nan! tbn bills: raid them in
. . ama;, fprm r j.icl,ilt. jj.vcii ,
by the picsident of the railroad, for anjbodj chc I'l. an be ran bet-j
vast sums of money, to men who ter by the public, because the pub
lic swears he did not ec:i know! .lie will have no puipose of exact-1
i , a (ino lllusf v.it inn nf tVio nrice .r.c nrhate molits from them..
' I that loo often is paid for monopoly;
j paid in debauchery, in blackmail, in
j bribery, in hold-ups, in ruin of men's
deputations and in the wreck of
j .rc.it pioperties. ' At the end. the
monoiolj is a failure; it doesn't e-.en
hold together, and the bills ipcuri el
by its o on-caching; ouilders are be- j
(lueathod to their successors to be
paid, with the public, of course, or.bejond that idea. The District will
iho innocent investoi. or both, to I
hold the sack.
viuenuy So.np to oe exposed in dc-
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it nas laKcn
lo"S Umc t0 c- that lld oi- but ,l
i.s off now, and lost. Mr. Mellon
n,ake,s cle?r that he wants t0 6ive'c"t. and it is just as apparent that
stale's evidence, aid whether the
m-lrlftimn if kAiirvVit nf n v ivjf Ki rt
STREET CAR FINANCING.
Prcsidcnt Kin. of tha Washinl-
ton jm and Eta-tric Company,
hHS Prucfcnt5d-his views.on Publii
r S!P! -the h.ne! I
ln Hasmngiuji. xie is xearxui inai
thc publ;c crcdit of the comrnunity
wi1 not sustain the !oan that would
have to be madc t0 acquire these
rnn,.t:- nj ;nt: t- ii,,f ,vVni
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mey are now capitalize", ai aoi.uuo,-
Ol,0 it would CL vcrv -A more
uuu u ouia cost cry mucn more
t.nan that to buy them
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That, we -take it, would depend on
who fixed the price at which they
were to be bousrht. It mav be con-
cedcd th, if the -cntlemen Ilow
operating and controlling the sys-
turnc 1'inrn cL-rtl tr nnmo fVinii nripfl
they will make it pretty stiff, though
it will be doubted if they would se
riously name such a preposterous
figure as Mr. King suggests. But
t,e valuation is troimr to be made
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iiu.il ., win.ii, u, tu. ,,umi..as inevitable as death.
as weIl as the companies' inteie?ts,
and it wjn determine what the prop. '
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erties are worth, not what the com-,
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Mr. Kings impressions as to the
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street railway bond issue, will not be
vcrv generally indorsed. They run
counter to experience everywhere,
and t0 COmmon knowledge of tho
factors invol"cd. If thc street car
systems, operating under indetermi
nate franchises that may be ended
by action of Congress at any time,
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th v,r,d should the public, which
v,OJld plHgo both these properties
anfl thc taMng power as secumy,
bc compelled to pay 5 Per cent? It,
is quite beyond reason.
Mr. King is unfortunate also
i comparing the waterworks of Wash- j
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; inglon wnh the street railways. He
points out that the waterworks have
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no nonuca aeni; pay no interest at
jail. That may be to iheir dUcredit
i in the mind of a street railway mag-'
, nate, but it is not in the public's'
' mind. The public would like to see
jall its public utilities placed on such
a basis that there would be a chance,
some time in the future, to operate
j them free from capital charge. Pub-!
i lie ownership is the onlv nlan that
igi?s 'JTOrnhe f ievine this States alone owns w'
it b , T ! t, PUb"Vxico and all foreigners combined
utilities is always based on the gen-1 two-thirdF
l.il nro-om of Uoor.il.o- Hphts !, 5
better illustration could ne found
than the very street railway com
pany of which Mr. King is the head.
Government supervision is just
about the ideal of Mr. King, as of
cnr nuiniL iiTiiuv mannaies wnui
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nnd themivrs called to oppose pub- j
,,. 0wner-.nin. vve couia nave more
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COnidfnce in the nurooses of these
K.,.tlemcn it the would peimit an
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...,.. without a riirht ir. the courts
f.m insUncc, Mi. King and thc rest
0f the street car magnates here I
v.ould have served their own pur-1
po?e excellently if they had agreed
everal years ago to establish a uni-
tempted, and then they will favor
legulation in theory only when
ever public ownership is talked
The fact is that it is too late for
these gentlemen to become converts
to tno idea of public supervision.
They were opposed to it too long;
they are too determinedly opposed to
Its actual application now.
Washington people need not, and
will not, be nffrlghtcd because such
vast figures " re flaunted before
them, with the suggestion that the
conmiuniii . .iuuv iw u i u... ujil-
ea r.y a nnge aeDt; lor ouying; lam
much to the p-iWic a thej ate to,
They will j;ive univon-a! Unnifer'?
and the best possiblp ei ice. because ;
M-rvice not piolits. will be the lirst
objett of then management under
public ownciship. j
It 1- too late now to fall nack on,
the piblie supervision idea. I he
n'luimenl and puipo-.es of the com-!
mui-ily and of Conpros- have passed
have public ownership within n very
Diief period of years, and will have
OUR DUTY IN MEXICO.
lha the Mcx,ran question, funda-
mentally, is a land question is appar-
Mexico will not bo tranquillized until
that issue is settled in some sort of
accord with the principles of right.
Whether the settling is to be accom
plished by our intervention, a Pan-
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In Mexico nine-tenths of the land
- owned by a f cUon of 1 per cent
of the people. The condition of the
Mexican peon is rather worse than
that of the negro slave of sixty years
ago. For centuries he has been the
pawn of the ruling classes attached
. v.- o;i n,.A j,vj f .:i. : --
the S0,1Jal'd d.,sP0?ed of w'th -?s
h t t d ,u :--,. m. tu0 ,..n;m
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of his masters. He was always with
out hope of reward, and. as oppres
sion sank deeper and his misery be
came moie sullen a1; well as more
poignant, he has lost thc fear of
On the one hand, enormous wealth
ar.d feudal' power; on the other, un
relieved poverty, ignorance, and suf
fering; that is Mexico. Given these
conditions and leaders sufficiently
lialriotip or flpsnoi-nto nnd revolt ic
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k lu, CTT
u w ouId maQ no difference who di-
.j fi, . tu
rected the government. The peon
a,,ti his lcaders ' e kept in check
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1""""J urn only uy me use 01
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oxerwhclming force. For Diaz, who j
ceitainly was no weakling, the task ,
proved impossible. Madcro, well
meaning visionary, found himself
caught between the upper and the
nether millstone. Hucrta had not
waded through blood to power be
fore insurrection reared its head in
every part of the troubled land.
This is the problem that th
united States faces. It is a difficult
rob,em ot met con,
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nni, a nillln ,.: ,,,,. ,.
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rtiireents, perhaps, the substance of
tlir ronstttlltinnnlict'c Arnnm T'rt
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him reparation for centuries of op-
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matter of confiscation and division.
That solution is not likely to ap
peal to the United Slates, whose
nationals, according to a recent
consular report, have $1,037,770,000
invested in Mexico, contrasted with
a puiely Mexican investment of
$.793 187,242. The English invest
ments total 321.302,000, the French
$143,446,000 and all others $118,335,
000. In other words, thc United
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arms or politics, without '
apparent consideration of the ncccs-'
sity of a complet'i reorganization of
the countrv's land nolirv nnri nvL-nor.i
Without such reorgam.ation there
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nevc - i win no peace 11
n Mexico and!
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United .States or Pan-Amerira a le-
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organization ba-d on justice ami
light is only a fair dream of an in-
,.,,;, - f,ltnr
Nothing is gained,
indeed much is lot. by ignoring
these facts and follcmino the,
following the 1
ostrich policy of sticking our head
in the sand.
What's on the Program in
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NO iilum hla. 1 iiiniuandir
KnlRhtr I mplnr Itm.il ai ,
- mm 01 inniriit non .:nm. 'lauiei
4 Order Ejiiurn "tai
KnlKhta of I'Mhlan .) r.lr-ic!an. txwlci.
lfl Rathtone Temple n s fjtman
O-ld Fellow -Jntrl l.edr so l. Mnropn.
lid Vo 16 n1 Phoenix No ;. MaKnn.i
Kncampment Vo 1
Inter"tte iramerc. romirlMlon
:neranlne floor New Wllla-i
foncer f!ke Oub, TrlenilU Sons or St
Pat'lek, large hall room 5 p m . 'Cw -
Panclni the Home rpih
Columhla "The '"hartu ilall " s f. ,, n
Poll'e " The l.lttle,t H-hel 1 is onrt if
Kelth'e Va-nle tile IS anil 18 p m
i'omlion Vauilevllle roni'nuoja
., vsud.tlllt. ifttrnocn nd f.nlnt.
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line:. The cm line- aro
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fQ gJ7 JJQXOK GUEST
m ft AND MI'.S JOHN' r UWID-
ll S' N 'aVe w" Out Inwt.ltioil
erei f ri.irksbuii: a v.i . will 1
M xjflM A ,. ,., A,hm;i..n'.
"ill .. im in.ui ..t i,unu. mid thf
bri'leMn.n.ix will U bei oumii Mik
tiintiis .if honoi fui
flii; lint l.lmTi
I. M... k.i11 .ji irirtt Mi-s K.illi-
rt iii I 1 ,!iti ui ln liiiiili( .1 11ft .ll?f
1.1. . niu.r ..r w.i-iiin-toii
Vli- luw!-"i. lm iimiIo bei ili-liiit
, ar, J1K .)f. o of the b....uie,
"' l,lt """son. ntul !- .1 very iiiaiiuuiK
., p,,,,,,!,,, r.,K on.n Mi
1 lion i vlni i with the nieiapi-iKe
.nni I'nioni.K Tileplioii" omp.n. ti. "
nlv.u lid 111 V .isbinston, and h ih
inrniv fri nH hi , t
"""""' ""' J,, '"m",n L f",i'"er
of I lur'.il 1 will In li'ists -it a burfi I iip
p'r, foilovvf'l I,, iiain nig. this cv nin,- at
Clilii hi 1 1 li 1 cwetf will be t lie
mrmbi-is nf t'f dtiiiKi and the 'nn
giesMonnl ' lut united to ni"et tha
Secretaiy of Male nn, Mrs Ri.van
Mi Ueith 1 liwin hrfs sent nut
cauls aiinoiim nirf the in.-iril.ipn oi tier
dauShtei 'ii.ue. to Kllbourn .onion,
on Mav "
'lp I dwaiil K Rnwlanil. who Is
paHiiR the spline seuhon at H.idnor,
Pa. will enteit.liii .1 l.u C' tiou.M p.irly
n er the week end. nd toniijrrnw ern
inp will Kle a dinner in honoi ,.f ner
Rtienty Counten tllzjeka and the ijei
man amhftndoi. ""ount Rernvinrf. will
be amonc Mr" Rowlands guests
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Mr and Mi P -A S PrmiKlIn of
New Voik. h.ive irilvol Ir, ,ilini;(on
and nre stopping nt the Shnrohim
Mr and Mrs H I t'-.n-' ami fnmtlv
or Mlnnenpoll". In nni I ,iolo ftom
Imtiimi l-'lii . aiid nre 111 ;h Imtel
Inwiininn f"i nl"irt et
The Mexl'-in onul Mini .. 1 1 mlrn
low the ml. eiimrlic i'ri'Fnl,i,iii
of the Hun a (inrrnpiiMii In r t. 1 mm
try. u-111 lecture on Sunday vtnlnx, at
fiflBl v Bw'"1 '.v" '' 4FTjkf9 I
MRS. STEPHEN S. LANDIS.
th? Columbia Theater, on "Jlexico y a
llexican Thc addrcs uill be lllus
tiated by lantern Mules, ami Senor
Oodoy hopes to establish the fact that
thf Mfxlran peoplp. If left to them
srlcs, will bo able to bring about a
permanent peace and sol up a stable
Jlibs Ilora V llsoii and .i number of
uomen of offiUal and nonoftlciai o
ciet mil entertain a luncheon party
at loner House todu. The .rnt will
be In the nature of .i " Dutch, treat. ' a
I umber of hostesses taking out groups
i of guests ilis Thomas It. fmnn uill
have with her Mr lames r. Mann and
liei holism giiest. Mm Hunterford, of
Thu Brltiah Ambassador and Lad
Pprins-Riee, entertained Informally at
dinner lata night.
C'apt and Mrs. H. N. llarK entertained
at a small dinner last nielit at the Army
and Njw Club in honor of iilaa Nant
O I'onoRhue of I'lilljclrlplilB who Is u
guest of ftenatoi and Mm. Olhe Jumc?
- ? -
'"onKressniaii and Mis Thomas Punn
are entertaining foi a hick .Vlr C A
Hur Rerfiiid. of New ork "1 h, y gave.
1 small dniliei in her honor j-,t niglit.
iiiiiiig among their Riiests t oiiEi' asrnan
and Mrs James S. Pa kti. loiish ssman
and Alri. I'harles M Hamilton, and
onsies.man and Mis 1-nd A itrittou
Mi. and Mis lenr i le eland I'eikiiis
v 111 rivi a dinner Ma JO in conipl ment
to jiiw Katherine Jmninss and fhaun
ce Hi kott. whose inaniaK will take
plaie May -i
A vei quiet and beautiful wcJdliiK
look plate jeKteiday at noon a' the resi
dence of Mrs. Julia P.afs Grant 'n Six
teenth street, when .Mr.' Grant'3 d iujjh
Ur. I.dltli Loiiive. and Lovvis Painter
i'l phane f ! mairiel amid palms and
pi ruiR llonm The rtev. C. Krnest
Smilli nffieinted in the presence of only
the two immediate families
After the weddirg brejkfnst Mr and
M-s. Cl.phano left at once lor I'oitton,
wlienn- the-. ai tomor-ow foi Italj
e,rnl months will be apent In travel
Mi- While wife (lf the linef Justice,
entertained at a ounc people'q lunch
eon at th" Shoi(.hain esterda Ua-h
p'usl ieieied a bouquet of ulie of the
allej Tho piiests wero .Miss I.elt.v
Montjtonierj . Miss Uladvs HlneUlej.
Miss u ilmer. Miss hltlns. Miss de
Pena, and Miss Drapei
Mrs I.dward .S Jmld. of ireenwich
01111 . and Miss I Louise, Knapp. of
lioston liac at rued in Washington
and aie sloppltii; at tne .-Jhoreham tor a
.Mi Justiie and Mr Hughes will re
i.iiu 111 Washington until Hie end of
.I11111, when llitv "" P" to '"aUe Su,la
pro. N H. where tlie have taken a.
nttape for th sumrii'-r
Mrs l"h.ii lea Hoar, "f Boston who
has lien H P"eM ot the .-e,r. mix nf
War and M". Carn-'-n. has leiurmd
tu her home
1.... i-i,.,Ip. Iaii Cus't- ami -lei
.laushteis. Mi."es H'alli
nr .ntertainuiA ai
i.nuge mis I
followed I" tea
at 1 hen
h.,,e in I'ev.v ,he me lame 1 ,
d.. 01 ..I'd l,ll,k "rn;'l,,"'- Mr I
,,,.P8 sister Mi-s Knte HeRn Owen.- I
will pour tea
Henrv P flavtnn who w ill
n, In June foi MoiiiKmi
hen- Me rinvtnn ha l.ei 1
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Edited by ARTHUR BAER.
Some day tve are going to write a real
Something you can tango to
Napoleon said that an army traveled
on Its stomach, but Hucrta s seems to
be depending on Its legs.
I nlike Thomas Edison, ne are not
i opposed to lads having the cigarette
ia..ii vvnai v.e axe oppoaea to is xo
them haiing nothing but the habit. Got
THE OLDEST INHAB SEZ
that New Haven j
might say that th';
mellencholy days i
have arrived." i
If the rase hadn t been dragged into
four!, the audience would never have
r,een ai,ie to tell whethor Mme. Gaby
Dsl.,s. wardrobe had been confiscated
or not. At least Gaby wpuld not hive
looked an) more unshorn than usual.
That is well. Its hard to explain.
John D. Rockerfeller's pastor has sub
stituted the "go-to-Jall-movement" for
the "go-to-church" one.
Speaking of the army of the unem
ploed. why not the navy of the unem
ploved' All tho fleet has accomplished
so far Is to give the war correspondents
on board a chance to draw their back
pay when they return to the office
The rioter who created a disturbance
in John Rockerfeller's church could
have annojed the pastor Just as much
bj golne to sleep.
According to the National Geographic
Society, members of the Maoris, once a
cannibalistic tribe, occupv seats In the
New Zealand parliament.
Well, some of our own legislators
break loose once in a while and act es If
some one has been feeding 'em raw
Mr. BuLkmaeter'a reason foi not ask
ing t'apt-iin Cheape to Join the English
polo team was that the taptaln would
hau to play with strange ponies Well,
hj iloesn t he Introduce, him to the
Purthcimore, as all the English papers
concede defeat for the British i.ial
leiigere. whj not do the blooming thing
right, and smd over a champion dcteat
team'' Something like this
S, LVIA P.MvllURT Poivvard
SIR riluMv.s LIPICiN Forward
Ri.MrllILl: WELLS Bai k
I ItKMlER ASQl'ITIl Back
i.uVI IINor M r.Tll.MI M . . '.oil
Theie Ian 1 H team in the world that
foiiwi lose to that Balr of defe-itables
. ,.im .i , th,. no..i,i he sur .0 ip.
rowned with nurci
, !,,,, mornri we
rend ei. )n war news thar tne -New
He en tesiimonv Less pMiesome
I Lists Only Good Plays.
I f ns whl-h meet -li ti sjiproal
of 'I Wa'hl'kt I ' Sni-i'i iie't,,
i-re.l Ii !(lr r, , 1 eti I'W nd
iof those erltlelzed An experiment Is I When the em hearo me, then It
1 being tried. I ujiad ma; and when, the eye saw me.
Impractical Type Gives Way to Busy, Aggressive
Workers, Declares Mrs. Wiggs, of Atlanta,
Mothers' Congress Delegate.
The Southern woman you read about a winsome, extremely
feminine, impractical, sentimental sort of person, cherishing ideals of
a bygone era, and plaintively wishing for thc "good old days" of slaves
The Southern woman as she is (according to one of the number),
active, busy, aggressive, but none thc less feminine, keenly interested
in cfvic matters, ivorking for the most advanced reforms, and agitating
legislation patterned after that of the livest Western States.
This is thc contrast pictured vividly by Mrs. W. H. Wiggs, of At
lanta, who tells of thc numerous activities' of women in her city and
By J..R. HILDEBRAND.
"Women of the South have sud
den! awakened, as If over night.
to their civic duties.'
And to prove that statement Mrs.
W. H. Wiggs. of Atlanta. Ga..
enumerated a few activities of the
women of her city.
They are planning farmers' wives'
institutes In connection with the
farmers' institutes this fall.
They are urging upon the State
Legislature half a dozen bills for
the betterment of children.
They have established industrial
homes for the women taken from
the segregated district of Atlanta
when lt was abolished.
They are making , nght for pure
milk In Atlanta.
They are organizing numerous
mothers' circles to discuss problems
of child welfare.
Anyone who pictured the Southern
woman of .today still in the shelter
ed background she occupied before
thp war will have a shock after he
talks for a few minutes with Mrs.
Wiggs. Coming to Washington as
the delegate at large from Georgia
to the Mothers." Congress, she out
lined before that body the work be
ing done by the branch of that or
ganization in her State, but she out
lined for Times readers the wide
scope of work undertaken by other
clubs in Atlanta as well.
Has Active Interest.
As chairman of the extension de
partment of the Georgia congress,
Mrs. Wiggs is taking an active in
terest in the farmers' wives' Insti
tutes. "We plan to provide a special
car for women on the farmers" train
that will tour the State this fall.
For years we have done much for
the men in the rural districts, car
rying the latest agricultural meth
ods to them, demonstrating to them
wajs in whith they could improve
"During all this time women have
been neglected. Nothing ha3 been
done to help them Improve the
women's work on a farm, or to in
troduce new methods in their house
holds. In this special car we are
going to carry material for child
welfaro exhibits, as well as for cx
habits from our departments of
health, hygiene, home economics,
and labor saving devices. AVherever
the train stops these exhibits will
be set up for women, while men at
tend tWe agricultural gatherings.
Experts will be In charge to give
lectures and to demonstrate the ex
hibits. "Everything from the efficient
care of a household to the prepara
tion of foods and the care of babies,
will be touched upon. The Georgia
Mothers' Congress hopes yearly,
henceforth, to carry its message to
thousands of the women."
Will Be Organized
So that this work may not be
sporadic, Mrs. Wiggs explained, the
mothers will be organized either
through the rural schools Into parent-teachers'
clubs or into mothers"
circles for the betterment of chil
dren. Broad as is the work of the
Georgia Mothers' Congress, it is only
a single factor In the scope of work
being done by Georgia women.
following the closing of the houses
DAILY STRENGTH AND CHEER.
Compiled by John G. Quinius, the
O God. who workest hitherto.
Working In all we see.
Fain would we be. and bear, and do.
As best it pleaseth Thee.
The toil of brain, or heart, or band
Is man's appointed lot;
Ho who God's call can understand.
Will work, and murmur not.
Our skill of hand and strength of limb
Are not our own. but. Thine.
We link them to the work of Him
Who made all life divine.
Our Brother-Friend. Thy holy Son.
Shared all our lot and strife;
And nobl will our work be dona.
If moulded by His life.
T. W. Freckleton.
Lo' on the mountslp-top the rising sun
Is shining now. while yet in darkness
The vallev pasture and the forest sighs
In longing for the t.u-d-coming one.
Eager to feel the llames that have be
gun To ting? with roseate hue the upper
Thai ioon shall send tho glory back
Now sleeping where the silent shad
So unto high-born souls the Truth shall
And now o'er all the earth to lowliest
Shall be reflected, and the glorious day
Shall hnng o hearts no. cold, and lips
New life and ho! love-the, loe which
Soul unto soul, and light? Earth s dark
nnie Louise Rieckcnndg"
Blessed nre the ears that gladlv re
celve tne pulses of the divine whisper.
Blessed Indeed are those ears that
listen, not after the olre that is
noundlnc without, hut Tor the truth
inwmdlv Thomas a Kempls
-ei sense of rnltiirr Is ohllca-
In the segregated district of At
lanta, that city found iUelf face to
face with a problem similar to that
pf Washington when the Kenyon bill
became a laiv.
"Women established the Martha
Home, where we provided Instruc
tion for scores of girls as thoy cam
to us." Mrs. Wiggs said. "Though
we had no means of enforcing their
stay we madc tha home so attractive,
and offered them so many opportuni
ties for learning to cam an honest
living that most of the girls who
came to us remained until they were
put into positions wnere they cams
under good Influences.
"'The manner of the founding of
this home Is highly Interesting. The
woman who conducted one of the
most notorious resorts In the city
rave $2,500 as a nucleus for the
Martha Home. She now Is engaged
in a legitimate business in another
city, and has taken the greatest in
terest in the progress we are making
with our girls.
"'Of course, more than half the
girls taken from the red-light dis
trict were feablc-mlnded. These were
taken care of In State Institutions.
But we believe among the other half
we have succeeded In doing some
genuine and lasting reformatory
Or.e enlightening fact growing out
of the study of vice conditions In At
lanta was that a large proportion of
the girls came from rural districts.
For that reason we are trying
to formulate some more effective
plan for caring for girls from the
tountry when they come to Atlanta.
These girls start out to And employ
ment with not enough funds to tide
them over the period they muse hunt
work, and they fall an easy prey to
vicious persons. They should not be
allowed to start from home in the
f rst place."
Another work started by chjb
women of Atlanta Is the censorship
of moving pictures, and the provid
ing of free musical entertainment
for working men and women.
They have, succeeded in raising the
tone of the "movies'" shows, accord
ing to Mrs. Wiggs. and the Sunday
afternoon concerts of the Atlanta
Musical Association are largely at
tended by men as well as by
Back of Legislation.
But among the most Interesting
activities of the women are the leg
islative measures they are trying
to enforce. The federated dabs of
the city are back of these reforms.
Many of them are patterned after
laws already effective in the West.
but such measures mark a great
stride in the progress of the South.
Among the reform measures bear
ing on women and children are the
health bill, creating a health board
in every county: a vital statistics
bill, a compulsory education bill, a
child labor bill, a bill raising the
age of consent, and a kindergarten
It was explained that the kinder
garten Idea has found many op
ponents In the rural districts, which
look upon such schools as needless
fads. But the "permlssory" bill Is
designed to "put the matter up to
each county which may vote for
kindergartens as soon as public
sentiment demands them
I ACROSS THE WA
We asked the younj: lady
across the way if she had ever
studied social science, and she
said it mijrht ba necessary for
boys, but pirls seemed to take to
it gave witness to me: because I de
liered the poor that cried, and the
fatherless, and him that had none to
help him Job 19.11 -t".
Popart from evil and do sood. seek
peace, and pursue it Psalms 31 14
Evei good ait is charity. Giving
watei to tho thirsty la charit Re
moving stones ami thorns from th"
road is i-haiilv. Exhorting jour rei
low -men to vntuoiis. deeds, is charltv
Puttlnc a wanderer in the right path
Is enartt Smiling in your brothers
face is rharitv A man's true wealth
1-. the coort hi- does in this wo '
W hen he dies mortals will nsk. Wtm
j, qri i ' le'r behind hirr h
aiiceis wi1. in ' wiJt good deed
has' th' i "' t'e.ore t.iee"
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