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6 THE WASHINGTON TEVIES: THURSDAY; OCTOBER 22; lflOB. n. rfn j. ---.?? .p$ j .-.-. i -j -j-r-- (iite'aahntgtan Simes PUBLISHED EVERT EVENING n. The Washington Times Company, IhaIiiJIhk GiiiiHi m lih Ml NSEY WILDING. I'enna. Ave. ' HANK A. MUNSEY, President. . H. 1ITHKR1NGTON, Secretary. . H. POPE, Treasurer. One Tear (Includlnc Sunday). K.SA Six Months. $1.75. Three Months. 0c Entered at the postoffice at Wa&fclncton. C. aa second claps .nail Matter. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1914. THE MONITORS AGAIN. It seems like reading a page from rivil war history, to learn that the Pritish admiralty used a number of Monitors to co-operate with the land forces of the allies in driving back the Germans along the Belgian coast. Eattleships and large cmiscrs could iot have been employed, because there is no considerable depth of water along the coast. But the Monitors draw only a few feet, unci therefore could get in close to shore .nd throw their big shells far inland. For a good many years the world has understood that Monitors were passe. Their seagoing qualities al ways constituted a ssrious objection 4c them. Nevertheless, the British government has found jise for them, and they torn out extremely effec 'ivo. The Moi-itor, likti the bayonet, has declined to stay in retirement nerely because some of the authori tit'.F thought warfare had outlived it. HELP FOR THE BABIES. Many of the projects carried on under the all inclusive plea of social crvice are experimental, but one uch enterprise that already has proved its value in Washington is the Diet Kitchen Association. This association now has six in runt welfare stations. Started mere- y as milk dispensaries these sta tions gradually have broadened their cojTe until they now are community enters for instruction in cooking and domestic science, and to them -ome many perplexed housewives ith home problems. Of course, their vrincipa! work still is, baby saving. nd health officials assert that they ire potent factors in the lessening of infant mortality. Though the demands indicate a 'arger number of these stations are needed some of those now in opera tion will have to be closed unless contributors come to their rescue. This announcement was made through newspapers, and it deserves consideration of those who would 1-estow money on a worthy object. So far the work has been carried on I y a single group of patrons who had faith enough in their idea to iunch this work and support it un- "il its usefulness has been proven. Now the work has grown to such proportion that additional support nust be obtained; This work is further handicapped the heavy demand at this time pon generously inclined folk by the I uropean war. But chirity has been aid to begin at home, and the needs f Washington babies should be a ttter of primary concern to Wash- i zton citizens. THE RATE CASES AGAIN. In discussing the freight rate is ae the New York Evening Post 'rints out that the Interstate Com n crce Commission, in refusing the ilroads the full 5 per cent they ought last summer, assigned as one of its reasons "the growing cane in Mie money market." The omrr.is--jon did not agree with the carriers 'hat they would have to pay high ates for money in the future. Cer tainly, so far as that argument is concerned, events of the last two rnontjis have knocked it into a cocked hat. It may be true that the demand 'or lenient treatment of the railroads ir the present emergency is not ased uncn scientific data. It is jn- "oubtedly true that a considerable rart of the demand comes from those who. herring it said so often that prosperity for the railroads means prosperity all round, are anxious to vee the plan tried out. But there is a demand fci an increase in rates 'hat comes from people who are not pnerrnr of the facts in the case; of t'uople who will hava tc bear their hare of the increased cost ,f carry- ' g freight, but who believe, never- heless, that higher rates should be . llowed. It will not do to take all the vision o-jt of the railroad manager. Nor will it do le tie him down so tight lhar a mistake or miscalculation will -eriously handicap him. He is going o continue to make a certain num 1 er of mistakes. If he is not permit kd to do po, there will be precious it tie progress. The quarrel of the public with the 'ailroads ic not that they spent hun dreds of millions for terminals in New York and other millions in Chi cago and Kansas City that may not be productive. We want the rail roads to build magnificent stations in our citier as monuments to the material prosperity of the country. . The quarrel is not that they build j extensions that do not always pay. ' If they always knew what would happen, they would be superhuman. Wo want them to be progressive, to build for the future, tc build on a i jrrait scale. The chief purpose of rate regulation is to sei that the work is not dishonestly financed and nade 1o cost two or three times what it ought tc cost; to prevent unjust discrimination and to thrD.v the light of publicity into heretofore dark places. The public does not want to see the roads put in a strait jacket. It wants to see them liber ally treated. Its growing impatience with the Interstate Commerce Com mission is that it is trying to do too murh in too short a time. "We have years in whic'. to perfect the scheme of regulation. We have machinery that ought to assure the best spending of the money allowed the carriers, and mistakes can be corrected when corr2ction will not mean so much to the vital interests of the country. The carriers are denied the resources that the other businesses have in times of stress. They cannot protect themselves, and it is not an uninformed or unen lightened sentiment that is now in sisting that$hey be given a square deal. MR. JUSTICE SIDDONS. For a somewhat unusual set of leasons. felicitations are due to Mr. Frederick L. Siddons, and congratu lations to the people of Washington, in viev of Mr. Siddons' appointment to the Supreme Court bench of the District. Very seldom has there been made, in this jurisdiction, the kind of a fight that was presented by the op ponents of Mr. Siddons. They were determined that he should not go on the bench if they could prevent; and they maintained the opposition to the very end. Evidently the manner of that tight added to the President's conviction that Mr. Siddons was ex actly the man who ought to be ap pointed. Without question, Mr. Sid dons is a good deal stronger with the communitj at large, as a result of the bitter hostility that was unmask ed against him in certain quarters. The unmasking of that opposition, moreover, is a crood thing. It is veil that the public occasionally get the chance to learn just how men and interests in this town line up. Mr. Siddons has for many years, as a lawyer at the District bar, been known as a liberal and a progres sive. As a citizen he has been ac tive in good works, a student of so cial conditions, and a real worker for., their betterment. His connection with the Gcmpers contempt case will" not be -forgotten, for that caw pro vided the Gompers lawyers oppor tunity to demonstrate a courage, steadfastness, and skill that went far to make the case famous, and to es tablish a precedent of large import ance in favor of the American free press and the limitation of judicial power. Mr. Siddons was named a Com missioner cf the District eavly in the Wilson Administration; taking the place at large sacrifice to himself in a professional and business sense. Because the new commission was charged with administration of vari ous new laws notably the publ: utilities statute in the public's in terest, there seems to have been a determination to antagonize tho present Commissioners in somewhat unusual ways. Mr. Siddons was made to feel the full force of this antag onism from the time his name vas first considered in the judicial mat ter. The climax of the ill-considered and unfair opposition to him came in the now notorious meeting of a lit tle minority of the District bar, for the purpose of manufacturing somo "testimony" that Siddons was not wanted as a judge. It was i clumsy performance, which the bar in gen eral had lepudiated, and of which the President has indicated his opin ion by appointing the very man against vhom the despicable Jittlo cabal was aimed. Mr. Siddons has earned the pro motion which the President has now given to him. He will be a credit to the President, and will bring to the District bench a new increment of the character and ability which have marked the recent appoint ments to that body. BASEBALL PEACE. Peace -obviously makes little prog ress abroad, but here at home its cause is marching on. Messrs. John ton, Tener, Gilmore, and their aids and abettors, who lately were put ting the Kilkenny cats to shame by their activities in the baseball world, show signs of giving over their strife and lying down amicably together. The Federal League, that unwel come foundling on the dcorstep of crganized harcball, is to be brought into a friendly warmth and given a due share of nourishment. There isn't any too much food in thj cup board after the disastrous season just at ar end, but, paradoxically enough, it is hoped that by giving some to the newcomer there may he more for all hands. It acts thin way: if peace is restored the public will trrn out in better numbers net year than this, expenses will be cut and dividends will grow and grow, There is no question that the base- ball public wants peace. Mr. J. Fan and all his friends do not care a hang whether Mr. Hempstead or Mr. Ward makes money out of the na tional game. He has no feeling against the Federal League backers as "outlaws " But he dees want to see haseball peace for the reason that it means better baseball. It is hardly a secret at all that Uiis year more than one major league club skidded along without even the forms of discipline among its players just because the Federal League ofFered a haven to which any disgruntled player could jump. Thp morale of the whole playing force was more or less affected, rnd that meant a brand of pitying much below what Mr. Fan nnd his friends are accustomed to. t v.o -, i . a o xjet uo iui c FCv,c o 6UwU o, motto m spcrt as it is m foreign policy. FEEDING THE BELGIANS. Every day brings new proof of the abject extremity to which the people ot Belgium have been forced by the war. Scattered to Holland, France, Great Britain, America, their cities and towns devastatedand deserted, industries idle and farms ruined, these people are become wanderers en the face of the earth. Near a million of those yet remaining in Belgium are declared to be in immi nent, danger of starvation; and at the last, after funds had been con tributed by charitable folks all over the world for their relief, the ques tion arose of how these moneys should he spent. England was not willing to send food into Belgium, that would turn up finally in the knapsacks of Ger man soldiers. Quite naturally, Eng land has no mind that her own or anybody else's charity shall be mis directed to the business of provision ing armies of the Kaiser, while at the same time England and her al lies are desperately trying to cut those same armies off from their base of supplies. Similarly, Germany had small in terest in making arrangements that might turn out to the advantage of her enemies, through permitting food supplies to be distributed under the Red Cross flag, and then pos sibly prove useful to the armies of the allies. Theoutcome was a' dis agreement that threatened deadlock while the unfortunate Belgians starved. America came forward with the key to the difficulty. Arrangements were agreed upon by both England and Germany, under which an Amer ican commission will manage the dis tribution of the necessaries among the Belgian people. The commission, of course, will be non-partisan, and will not permit its stores to be used in fcuch fashion that they may possibly advantage any belligerent. The world's one great neutral is finding the work that must be done, in greater and greater measure, as the war shall go on. The obligations and the duties resting upon this country are not yet fully apprecia ted. They will increase with every month of the war's continuance; and they will reach their climax when the time comes for mediation to put an end to the struggle. As theso duties are met, so will the future status of the United Slates among the nations largely be determined. SEIZING AMERICAN SHIPS. Three American ships carrying oil have been seized by British naval vessels. Two were carrying cargoes to Danish ports, and one to Egypt. It is explained that the British gov ernment is by no means satisfied with the attitude of Denmark as a neutral ar.d is determined to shut off the supplies of ammunition for aerial and other motors, that have been getting into Germany through neutral ports. Of the three vessels that have been seized, all are owned by the Standard Oil Company. Two sailed under German registry before the war, the third has always been American reg istered. In the cases cf the two that were transferred to American regis try after the war opened, it is easy to understand that there might tie enough ground to justify a quibble and a hold-up; in the case of the third, there is no such ground what ever. It was, indeed, suggested in many qiunters that complications might arise from the hurried legis lation to admit vessels of a bellig erent to our shipping lists and privi leges. The British view is not dif ficult to understand. If American ship owners found advantages in German registry before the war, Britain is naturally disposed to feel that they Fhould not lightly be al lowed to escape now the disadvant ages that war imposes. Our State Department i.- under stood to have lodged vigorous pro tests, and Ihese doubtless will be fol lowed up with insistence that the status of our shipping shall be very clearly understood. If Great Britain is not satisfied with the actions of Denmark as a neutral, it would seem that her recourse is against Den mark, not agair.st Aoieriean vessels duirg business with Pcnmark. The present is not an luspicious time for a revival of the complex I issues of free trade and sailors' rights that brought abo'it the war of 1812. Neither this country nor Great Eiitain desires that those is sues should be brought to .i crisis by reason of another European war, af ter a century of quiescence. Yet such an issue is very sure to be made if many more such seizures shall take place. The Silver Lining Edited By ARTHUR BAER. I After getting through with tho Senate, j Jt's ,u to he camera men to take I mvl"S Plcturea of the Washington , Monument. it only takes three seconds for a cable message to arrive hero from "Eu rope, but some American tourists came close to knqeking a second off that rec ord. Four Georgian swains have marriage licenses to marry tho same girl. Can't tell yet who the fortunate trio will be. General Villa has the right idea. He knows that the place to look for a fight is at a peace conference. Secretary Bryan says the money cen ter has been removed from "Wall Street to Washington. Hum-m now under stand why Congress refuses to adjourn. The man who tells his wife that she doesn't know a porterhouse from a tenderloin, is the same guy who will go out and shoot a cow in mistake for a rabbit. THE OLDKT INHaB SU "Almost time fer th' mean man t' hibernate until all th' Christmas pres ents ar' gave." Some of those guns will now shoot twenty-five miles. Getting close. We've only got about 2,975 miles to spare at low tide. We don't know where' the Army-Navy game will be played, but we do know where it will not. Washington Is correct. Shame but Belgium can't sympathetic poetry. eat that Should be more team work. Makes It look bad for the farmers to predict a large crop of chestnuts just when the comic opera season opens. Pittsburgh girl, weight 740 pounds, who was forced to travel by freight, should be thankful that they didn't ship her in sections. Speaker Says War Should Stimulate Industry Here The- arousing of tho American neoDle to a realization of the fact that many of the necessities which they have been importing from abroad can bo supplied as well by this country, will be one of the great beneilts the United States will derive from tho war in Europe, declared Dr. C. E. Monroe, of the George Wash ington University faculty. In an ad dress last night before the Chemical Society. We h,ave natlve products for practi cally all Of thp noeossnrv o)inmlr..1a he declared, "and have but to develop the means for manufacturing them." In an address before the American Pharmaceutical Association, Dr. W. W Stockberger, physiologist for the De partment of Agriculture, described the prospective development of drug plant growing in the United States. He de scribed the plants that could be most advantageously grown and best mar keted. Pennsylvania Produces One-Fourth of Minerals Pennsylvania is given credit for one fourth of the mineral production of the country, measured in value of product, in a report made today by the Geo logical Survey. If tho value of pig Iron made In the State were added to the value of other products, tho total value for 1DI0 would have exceeded $7O0,0f.O,000, the survey report .says, which is more than one-fourth of the value of tho total mineral production of the United States. The State stands first in coal output, with a production last year valued at $346,893,123; Is first in tho manufacture of cement, the burning of lime, and the production of mineral paints, sand, slate, and stone; is second in tho value of clay products and natural gas, and sixth in the production of petroleum. It Is first in the production of pig iron, which is obtained from Lake Superior ores, the value of this product lost year reaching $197,720,314. What's on the Program in Washington Today. Meetings, evening: Masonic Potomac. No. 5. the New Jerusa lem. No. 9; GeorKo C. Whiting. No 22-Temple-Noyes. No. 22; WashlnKton. No "' Royal Arch Masons; Thirty-first ami Thirty-second decree. Scottish Rite; Wil liam F. Hunt. No 16. Eastern Star. Knights of Pythias llmrmony. No. ;i: Afcca lon Temple. No. 31. KnlKhta of Khoraysan Odd Fellow Columbia. No. 10; E.cclhIor No. 17; Salem. No. 22. Maccabees Dlftrlct Tent. No. : Union Hive. No. 6. lyidy Maccabees. National Union Bancroft and Dahlcren Councils. Amusements. RcIubco "Omar, the Tentniaker." S.-20 o m National "The Misleading Lady." 8:15 p' m Columbia Chauncev O!cott. In "The Heart of Paddv Whack." 2.15 and 8:15 p. m Poll's-"The Master Mind." 2:15 and 8:15 p m U. F. Keith's Vaudeville. 2.15 and 8:15 p. m Gayety Hurlesque. 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. Cosmos Vnudev llle. continuous. Casino Vaudeville, afternoon and evenlne Gunlen Photoplnj s. Crandall's Photoplays. Moore's Strand- Photoplays Tomorrow. MeetlnKs. evcnlns: Masonic St. John's. No. 11: Hope. No. 29; Eureka. No. i, and Capitol. No. 11. lloyai Arch Matons; Takoma, No. 12. Catherine. No 14, and St. John's Idse Chapter. No! IS. Eastern Star. Knights of Pythias SyracuMans. No. 10; Rathbone-Supcrlor. No. 23; Rathbone Tem ple. No S. Pythian Sisters. Odd Fellows Central. No. 1; Metropolis. No. 1; Phoenix, No 28- Dorcns. No. 4. .Rebekah I-odce. National Tnlon East Washlneton and Mc iOaly Council. Beans arid Culture Are Not Boston Products, But Julian -v Learned When Only Boy That Only Way to Learn Was To Be Energetic. By GARDNER MACE. The reputation for doing one thing that rushes a person or an Institu tion of a community into the halls of fame is very often like the tin can tied to the tail of a dog. The can, you know. Is only an indirect means of causing the dog to get a flying start and maintain the general attitude of flight. It Is the sturdy legs of the animal that do that, and the distance he goes depends en tirely on the sturdlness of his legs. The reputation, like the can, is fre quently tied on by some mischievous person. Far from being a thing that the person, or the dog, looks upon with pride, it is a positive source of annoyance. Anyone who has ob served a' dog with can attached must have been struck by the ap pearance of what we might call deep chagrin that is only prevented from dominating the animal's countenance by the spirit of undevlatlng deter mination that its whole attitude illustrates. It is just tftis way with people and communities. And this Is written for the purpose of setting the fair name of the city of Boston right in the world. " Ask; any group of people what Bos ton suggests, and those who do not answer "beans" will say "culture." The facts are, a lone Boston baker, who beat the delicatessen experts to the so-called modern method of doing your home cooking by absent treat ment, found he could cook beans in his oven Saturday nights after the regular bake of bread sought custom from his neighborhood. The economy of Sabbath kitchen labor to housewives became noised about the city, and all the bakers adver tised their ability to cook beans. That is where the bean tin became attached to the tale of Boston's greatness. There are many commu nities that consume more beans than Boston. . Then some one from Boston m dis cussing Omar Khayyam nonchalant ly announced that the rubal he moat admired was the one about the book beneath a tree. The combination of the word rubai, which no one ever heems to have heard, and the book was the can of culture. Any one siting Boston and viewing the Latin quotation on a famous monu mentthat is, any one who knows real Latin when he sees It will understand that Boston can slip, let its culture slip, as far out of sight as it does its principal thorough fares. it isn't just our purpose to make the bare statement that Boston's great name should not rest upon its thrifty bean baker and what we might call its mock-Latin cul ture. These things are no more directly responsible for its fame than the can that has been tied to tho dog's tail. It Is the purpose to bring forward another foundation upon which Boston might more Just ly and more solidly rest her fame. I've had this Idea in mind for a long time and couldn't really get the proper start on the thing until the fact of Julian Kltinge's forth coming visit to tho Columbia Thea ter next week with his newest play, "The Crinoline Girl," was called to my attention. And then I knew that I had the thing that I had been looking for Julian EI tinge is a product of Bos It would have been Impossible for the Julian Eltinge we know and esteem to have come trom any where else. It was the peculiar cir cumstance of being in Boston that permitted Eltinge not only to be come a man and a regular honest-to-goodness-good-fellow of a man, at that but to develop into one of tho most fascinating women that the world has been permitted to SC6 Eltinge came to Boston as a child. His people were the kind of regular people who believe in giving their son all the chance possible and the gave him an excellent education. Among other things they desired that he should acquire a graceful carriage, as he was growing into a very comely youth. And so they sent him to dancing school. A young boy docs not take kindly to dancing at Hrst. And Eltinge was no exception to the rule. When he found that dancing was a thing that he had to do, however, he knuckled down to it, and within a few months became- such an uncommonly tine dancer that the fame of him pene trated tho sacred precincts of the First Corps of Cadets. Anybody that knows anything about Boston realizes at once that a thing with that power of penetration was some thing of which even the Krupps would be proud. The First Corps of Caicts is not only a military organ ization but an institution that the native 'Bostonese point to with the same awed pride they show in ex hibiting the public library, Faneull (pronounced Fanl) Hall and the fish wharf. The First Corps of Cadets breaks into the front pages of the newspapers ome each year. It pro duces) a spectae'e play. This spec tacle" play, by tho way. Is the grand father of tbo Zeigfeld Follies and the tunU daughter of "The Biaok Jflfo 'r 0V " JWQ 4NP " X . JM. is ezm- w . - w' -v. l i ti . s-m. iB m . R jpy.Tij jfff w Ri "jjjWi wmj rjy BUPF9R. 'tfdlRi fWLwF f f kk .J il c iB H r m-jur Crook" and Lydia Thompson's Blondes. It set the annual pace for things theatrical in Boston, and, in deed, for many years, In the entire United States. The productions of the cadets were annually purchased by the big theatrical managers and put on Broadway as the great piece of the year. Thus It was the Cadets that gave to the world such gorge ous spectacles as '1492." "Sinbad," and the very first "Revue." The Cadets assumed all the parts in the piece. Part of their member ship became show girls and lead ing women. Of course, it was a bit awkward for these military men to manage skirts. But they did it gracefully and easily and acquired some reputation In the doing. Julian Eltinge, as a headllner in the dano ing business, was invited to take part In one of the cadets' plays. He was only a slender youth, but his dancing made a big hit The next year the Cadets prepared to produce an opera called "Miss Simplicity" everybody knows what it is. because it was later produced on Broadway and in every city In the country by a famous comic opera star. There was 72 jty" fi g IN THE TIMES MAIL BAG Communications to the Mail Bag must be written on one side of the paper only; must not exceed 200 words in length, and must be signed with name and address of the sender. The publication of letters in The Times' Mail Bag does not mean the indorsement by The Times of the opinions of the writer. The Mail Bag is an open fornm, where the citizens of "Wahirafton may argue moot questions. A Street Car Danger. To the Editor of the Mall BaK: I wish to make public through your paper, the danger at the so-called loop at Twentieth and Calvert streets north west. My son and I were passengers Monday night on the car which at the turn to tho loop, skidded, twisted and then turned around back on its tracks and would have turned completely over, had it not been for the corner of build ing belonging to the railroad company. Had it not turned from its original destination the car probably would have gone over embankment In the ravine leading into Rock Creek Park. To me In the car, it seemed going to Instant de struction. Why is not this danger eliminated and all cars go through to Chevy Chase Circle as most of passengers go that far, and where turns could be made with more safety? The company should take warning and not delay any measures that would Insure the public against danger of life or limb. "HUMANITY." Conductor Has Troubles, Too. To the Editor of the Mall lias. Under this date "Straphanger" com plains about street car conditions and discourtesy of conductors on the ML Pleasant line. There are no normal men living under normal living conditions that would not assist patrons on our street cars. Straphanger perhaps belongs to the nonproduclng, dividends-drawing class, and can not understand the gymnastic munts of the ordinary conductor to col lect the fares for his constituents, of: which he Is only allowed to retain $2.25 or ?2.G0 a day for a ten-hour effort! per day. There are only two ways to remedy those conditions: Either by public own ership of street cars or by having stock holders run their own cars. As neither of them are probable under the existing intelligence of a subservient public, I hope that Straphanger will bury his grudge with a good many that I hold against our street car system. AN EX-MILITARIST. "Smash the Masher" His Slogan. To the Editor of the Mail BaB. If Major Sylvester does not see fit to rid F street of the. mashers by giving orders for their arrest it might be a good idea to have a "smash the masher" campaign, that is if the police head will grant Immunity. A few well placed wallops might have a much bet tor effect than a Police Court fine. "Smash the masher" campaigns have worked out well in other cities where the police arc not overzealous In pro tecting girls and women from insults. While 1 am a law abiding citizen and would not recommend anything tho other side of first degree murder tor mashers. I am inclined to believe that a little lawlessness as suggested might be effective. R. It. WARWICK. Solution For a Traffic Problem. To the Editor of the Mail llae. r.mit tlio ncitntinn coiurr nn fir fhn .1111 Mk . --- rt" -!- "'.. -. HV.I last few jears regarding plans fo- re-' 11. Mivf traffic congestion at Fifteenth I street and New York avenue and New York avenue and Fourteenth street, Ii offer the following suggestions: ' Lot the Fourteenth street line of the a woman's part in "Miss Simplicity" upon which much of the plot .hung, but for the-playlng of which no mem ber of the corps seemed qualified. Eltinge happened in to rehearse a dance for the show when he heard of their difficulty, and, as he was slender and graceful and smooth of skin, It was suggested that he try the thinr. He consented rather un willingly, as It had been his ambition to become a traveling salesman. At his first dress rehearsal he created a sensation. Eltinge learned at an early age that the only way to do anything Is to do it -with your whole heart and soul. When it was determined that he should play the part of a woman in a show he made a study of-women's -ways of carrying them- selves, of dancing, and of walking. He particularly studied the walklng of Lillian Russell, the singing of Blanch Ring, and the general fas cinating mannerisms of Minnie Ash leythen a very charming musical comedystar and now the wife of "William Astor Chanler. He deter mined that ) his clothes should be real women's clothes made to fit a Capital Traction Company continue down Fourteenth stret to Pennsylvania avenue eliminating the round-about way which that line now takes in getting to Pennsylvania avenue. The Georgetown line, instead of turning south in Fifteenth street, would continue down New York avenue, where It would connect with the Fourteenth street andi Pennsylvania avenue lines. The F street line would continue up F street to Fifteenth, where it would turn north to H street, instead) of running up Fourteenth street, from F to H, as at present- The Columbia line of the Washington Railway and Electric Company, over which the Wash ington, Baltimore and Annapolis Elec tric cars run, would have its terminal at Fourteenth street and New York ave nue, instead of Fifteenth street and New York avenue, while the G street line would have Its terminal at Fourteenth street. This, it will be seen, would eliminate the four tracks In New York avenuo. be tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, as well as the so-called "death crossing" at Fourteenth street anS New York ave nue, where many accidents have oc curred ; the Fourteenth street line would be a direct line to the avenue, while tne proposed route would be Just as di rect a course for the Georgetown Capital Traction line as the present one. Traffic congestion In this section would be en tirely eliminated by a re-routing of the tracks along these plans. C. W. R. Municipal Hospital Needed. To the Editor of the Mall BaK: In providing for the expenses of the District for the next fiscal year it is to be hoped that Congress will not again overlook the recommendations of the Board of Charities for a new municipal hospital. The need of such an institu tion is self-evident to any person who has visited the Washington Asylum Hos pital, the only hospital open to certain classes of unfortunates. Tho Board of Charities again and again has pointed out In Its annual re ports that the buildings in which the sick poor are cared for are inadequate and entirely lacking- in modern hospital conveniences. They consist mainly of a number of old wooden structures built from time to time as necessity demand ed. The Board of Charities and the Com missioners have done their part. Ac tion by Congress should no longer be delayed. g. W.MEY. Urges Car Lines To Rock Creek Park. To the Editor of the Mail Bac: It has struck me as strange that more support has not been given to the Times' sim-estion that a trolley line be estab lished in Rock Creek park. I am one of the thousands of Washlngtonians to whom the park is largely undiscovered territory. I have walked through the park front the Park Road entrance to Pierce Mill Road, and should have en joyed exploring the park farther, but that is a task for the young "and atmnr- Tho Board of Trade nnd Chamber of I Commerce and the Federation of Citi- ' zens A.st'oemtions snouui nnd this a live topic of discussion. 1 bolleve nlnetv per cent, of the people would favor the" es tiihlishmcnt of a car line sklrtinc- thin beautiful, but at present inaccessible ' park. E. P. QLATON. Typical Eltinge Is HKGavAg Mr Won Distinction Early as- Im personator of Women in Amateur Plays. woman's figure. He discovered that the woman's figure Is an ideal of an artist, and that women, approximate it by a lot of outside aids. He de termined that his part should not be a burlesque that he would be a woman In outward appearance, and so he enlisted all these various out side aids. The result was a sensation in Bos ton. No one who saw the first pro duction of "Miss Simplicity" would believe that the Julian Eltinge on the program was a man. And it "was then that Boston realized it had developed something entirely new and something no other place could develop a real man who had the art and finesse to change himself into a perfect figure of a-woman. The fame of Eltinge spread. He was besieged by theatrical managers who wanted him to go on the stage. He declined absolutely at first, be cause., he had no, idea of making the stage Ws life -wartc. Their "demands became so insistent! however, and the- financial inducements were so extravagant that he finally consented and made his first professional ap pearance In a play called "Mr. Wick of Wickham."- - - The "Wick" spluttered and went out. before it had a chance to il luminate much of the surrounding country, however. Eltinge ex changed a promise of $100 ,aer week for $13 in cash and hiirrled back to Boston and the life of a traveling' salesman. The manag ers continued to ring the front door bell of the Eltinge home and gave the young man no rest until he consented to give the thing one more try. This time he was prom ised double the salary of his for mer attempt and his appearance in vaudeville was arranged. It was on the vaudeville stage that. El tinge made his first hit. And he has been on the stage ever since, creating- part after part that gave him opportunity to show that he could be as charming a woman as ever lived without losing a bit of his maoullnlty. There have been many questions asked as to how the success of El tinge was attained. The answer Is: Hardrork, deep study, dogged persistence and self denial. The creation of a distinct woman type by a man, unusual as It Is, is sim ply a bit of the highest form of th art of character portrayal. A''i--3 who sink their Identity In c' -ncter creations are usually ;nized as great artists. Eltinge Just this class. Half of the n he creates is in the minds audiences, any how, but he s his half of It as perfect iJ c r : sible. He is a man of high ide-ls and very keen perception. It is merely an accident, according to his way of looking at it. that he found himself able to completely change his identity for that of a woman. Had the chance come in a different sort of a part, the part of a man. It is very likely that he would have scored Just as complete a success, although he would prob ably have been compelled to work longer to get recognition. With him it Is not simply put ting on dresses, painting his face and wearing a wig. Eltinge adopts the manners of a woman, the gestures of a woman, the style of a woman. And his complete realization of the parts he plays means a tremendous amount of stuay, of continuous work and of hard training to keep himself in perfect physical condition. An athlete with a healthy appetite and an out-of-doors man in every particular it is necessary for him to subject himself to the most r'gorous physical training, to ab stain from eating things that will produce fat and to care particular lv for his hands and the fairness o"f his skin. Therefore, in looking around for something that irt peculiarly Bos toncse, something that could be pro duced nowhere else but in Boston, where the only First Corps of Cadets in the United States flourishes, and has Its being, it 's easilv anparent why we chose Julian Elt'nge for that purpose. He's a good, substantial, upstanding man: and that reminds me that really the most substantial thing about Eltinge is the founda tion of that the soft, peaches and cream complexion that he wears as "The.Cr'noline Girl," and in his oth er creations. Most men would find the stays or the peculiar cut of women's gar ments, or the hlch-hceled shoos, th most uncomfortable part of play ng such a part. Eltinge doesn t He's gotten used to It. It s the shavinsr that worries him. He is shaved before every performance, some times twice a day. And this contin uous use of the razor has given him face a coating of skin that, desplto its soft, white appearance, has the con"istencv and general structure of hard linen. It mav truthfully be airt that it isn't the rattle of a skole'on in his closet that disturbs Eltinge -it is the tinkle of the shav ing brush against the mug that makes him wish it didn't pay so well to be a perfect lady.