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They left Germany because their
hearts were with-America; Tbey caa
not coma to America: .because their
citizenship is TeutonV There are maty
of these. In Switzerland; she said.
Hard? No, Rather Fun Ding! Ding!
SEW TORR, Dec 8. The war will
conunua are. or six years, in me
opinion of AAiU GetuCherlss H. Sner
rllL He made hli statement t the
annual conrtntlon dinner of he
txlU Kappa Epsllon fraternity here.
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A Mother's Experience
.Mrs. Q. Vastus, ol Jener City, says
he always feivea Father John' Medi
cine to her seven children when they
are run down In health or have a
cold or couch. "We always recom
aend It to everybody."
The news lnitlnct coupled with an
unusual chance to land a rattling
rood "story" haa put Mr. Rosalie
Oouldlnr of G31 F street northwest,
today on the conductor' and of a
trolley operating- between Kensing
ton and .Chevy Chaaa Lake.
The unique episode makes this lady
the first and' only female car conduc
tor In Washlnsrton.
Formerly a space writer for The
Times back In 1800, renersl news
paperwoman since, and member of the
National Suffrage Association for
whose official ortran she was at one
time reporter, and still more lately
a candidate' of the good a-oTernment
party for councllman-at-lars;e In the
Portland, Ore., city council, Mrs.
Gouldlng; haa surprised even herself
by taking- a "regular" Job with the
Kensington Railway Company.
Answered Advertisement.
How an advertisement last Satur
day calling for conductors on this
line appealed. to the newspaper sense
of this woman who applied for the
Mob and accepted It on the strength
or its story value, and how she was
ultimately led to take It seriously,
makes an epic of Individual social-readjustment
that Is Interesting-.
"Yes." this self-reliant but'modest
ly efficient woman said today, "when
I saw that ad last Saturday I went
out to get the Job for the purposes
of newspaper material .only. I had
no idea of taking It In the regular
sense. After I ran my car awhile I
discovered that they actually needed
men, but no men were -to be found.
Then," continued Mrs. Gouldlng,
"something happened a thought
crept In it seemed I knew It was
my duty to help tman! that car and
I became a regular conductor right
there and forgot my' story for the
time at least."
Mrs. Oouldlnr Is little above the
medium height, has strong- but sensi
ble features, wears glasses; talk rap
Idly and like most, nervous people Is
obviously kind. She fe tactful and
a faithful -worker. Ton .would esti
mate her weight at 145' pounds.
"Any unusual experiences;' thus
Tea." medttatlnrlr. "two of' them.
One was when a twelve-year-old negro
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Mrs. Rosalie Gonldin?, of 631 P street northwest, and the Ken-i'H-v'Sf?B
sinpton street car over "which she presides as conductor. Mrs. Gould- 1 ?tJlml
injr, besides being the first woman street car conductor ill the Capita, VHHflk' " ' saBBBBT
is a writer, and. declares one reason impelling her to take the place B ' ' Kl
was to get "color" for a story. tK ,"'KI
boy, alone in the car, refused to pay
Ms fare and I persuaded htm to
change his mind after telling- him
how his friends would ridicule him If
a woman put him off the trolley."
"Ana the oioecr
"Was when ten pennies fell down
my sleeve when I unexpectedly had
to pull the cord to let a passenger
"Does making- change annoy your
"At first not now."-
"Uow about such work as yours
for women?"
Woven Kt Well Salted.
'Ordinarily," came the reply, "I
don't think women should seek such
public positions, but conditions today
are not ordinary: all now should do
the work that must be done."
"Do you Intend-to stlckT"
"I do.!
"And the storyf
"That will come latex- meanwhile
Tm living- It."
"When you run a car how do you
feel about having the people owning
"As I always felt; that they should."
"Then you trelleve "
"In public -ownership of public utili
ties. I should ,say! Railways, trol
leys, ' telephones, ' telegraphs, and
everthylng else which serves them.7
Finally: "Then you are satisfied
with your Job I" '
"Yes " came the frank answer,
"the people are kind, especially the
women, and If they like' me as well
as I like the work, I'll be content." ,
Washington's new conductor favors
suffrage for the district, and higher
L wages' for Government employes, but
thinks that the "unemployment or
some recent war employes' should
be Investigated' and .remedied. The
latter ' positions are too often lined
with velvet to suit Mrs. Gonldlnr.
' A son o(. the , conductress; Barry
Gouldlng-, Is serving at the front with
the Canadian Reserve Artillery- Hr
hubapd,ls dead. She still writes for
a California news syndicate whose
Eastern representative she Is.
For the first time In Its history the
United States Secret j3ryice wlU
saakV no annual report. This Is be
cause the last year's activities of
this branch of the Government ser
vice hax been so closely connected
with the deepest war secrets that
there la nothlnr the service can. re
port, without, revealing matters which
must remain hidden until after the
War. Certain other bureaus of the
Government will 'issue only skeleton
reports. The Bureau of Navigation
has prepared an elaborate report,
snowing the extent or shipbuilding
In the United States during the past
years, as well as other Important
matters, but Secretary of Commerce
Redfleld has suppressed the publica
tion of this document. .Likewise he
haa suppressed publication of the war
work done by the Bureau of Stand
ards. By the operation of this policy of
withholding from publication the an
nual reports of many branches of the
Government, the story- of this na
tion's preparations for the war will
remain, secret until peace comes.
CARMEN, N. Y, Sec T Chief of
Police Benjamin- Parsley, of Brew
ster, who haa not had a night's sleep
in more' than'' sixteen years, has re-
slraed office after belnr on- -dutr
more than SOOr consecutive nights
since 1801. S never had. a night
off. and this Is his first vacation
The town marshal believes he. has
national record for' consecutive
service. In Brewster' the police' have
to work every-. day In the, year. Chief
Pugsley left the town only.ona night,
and that was when he slipped across
the State boundary toDantrary, Conn.
Ha waa back on the Job before dawn.
He quit the office because, he says
his "nerves gave out." He Is sixty
six: years old.
Jeanette Rankin, representlnr the
States of Montana, and Matrimony,
though she "herself 1 a spinster, took
up the cudgel for the chubby little
heart-hunting' Cupid she says has been
abused by the-lawmakers.
Her nrst move on Dan's behalf waa
the Introduction of a blll.to repeal the
law compelling American women who
marry aliens to relinquish their
American citizenship and marry a
foreign country, too. This law. Miss
Rankin said, has almost .ruined
Cupid's business In some parte of the
Girls X HesMsteal.
"In my State 'of Montana, for. In
stance," said she, "many of the girl
along- the border near Canada love
Canadian boy and cannot.marry them
without losing their American citizen,
ship and therefor! also their Montana
homesteads. A most unhappy situa
tion." It waa while campaigning for elec
tion that Mis Rankin promised these
lovelorn laaie It elected she'd try -to
get them, the tight to' do as they
pleased with their citizenship, their
sweethearts, and their -prorerty.
"The situation Is .ridiculous," said.
Miss Rankin.! "Men are- allowed to
choose their own nations. Women
should be accorded the same right." 1
But the Conaresswoman's bill Is
aimed at more than Just a square deal
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"In IlUnoIs,' she- said, "aliens can
not own property. An American-born
friend of mine, married -to an alien,
had property left her. She couldn't
claim It because her marriage made
her; an alien. Her husband couldn't
be naturalized because he- waa a.
Chinaman, a Chicago .university Npro
fesaor. Law Herts BaSrase.
This silly Jaw also stands In the way
of suffrage. American women mar
ried to aliens cannot vote In suffrage
Statist because they are classed as
aliens." .'
the hardships worked, by thl law on J I
that small army .of Aroertcan-bo'rn j I
wives of German or Austrian- hus.ll
bands, marooned in neatrat countries. 1 1
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In Order To Assist the -Government To Get the Best Possible Distribution
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We Will Sell U. S. Thrift Stamps
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In A 11 of Our 94 Stores
Commencing on Monday Morning, Dec. 10th
We are handling the smaller denomination THE UNITED STATES THRIFT STAMPS (costing 25 cents each) as a
means of convenience for those who wish to invest small amounts in the great canse of helping "Uncle Sam" win the war.
What United States Thrift Stamps Are
A United States THRIFT. STAMP is for investors who want
to save but find trie War Savings Stamp more than they can
spare at one time. The U. S. THRIFT STAMP costs 25 cents;
you get a Thrift Card from' any one of the 94 Sanitary Stores
or from the post office, or bank, or other authorized agency; no
charge for the card. There are 16 spaces on this Card; a place
for each 25-cent U. S. THRIFT STAMP you buy, Sixteen of
them make $4. When the card is full, take it to the post office,
or bank, or other agency and get a War Savings Stamp; you'll
pay the difference, 12 cents in December and January, and 1
cent more each month during 1918, Paste the War Savings
Stamp on the Certificate Card you get with it, and start a new
25-cent Thrift Card. The U. S. THRIFT STAMPS do not bear
interest; the War Savings Stamps do 4 per cent, compounded
every three months. The interest is in the convenient form of
a monthly increase in the face value of the stamp. The stamps
are redeemable at their full value, $5, on January 1st, 1923.
If you need to draw out the money you have saved (don't
do it if you don't have to) go to the post office and they will
tell you what to do, and what the exact value of your invest
ment is on that date, and give you the money.
A WAR SAVINGS STAMP costs $4.12 if bought during
December, 1917, or January, 1918. After that it will cost one
cent more each month during 1918; February, $4.13; March,
$4.14, and so on. The one cent advance each month is to al-'
low for the interest the stamp earns.
These stamps as bought are pasted in a WAR SAVINGS
CERTIFICATE, which is a folder with 20 spaces for the
stamps. . When these 20 spaces are filled put the Certificate
away; it is worth $100, payable January 1, 1923, Then start
You Don t Have to Make a
Trip Downtown tff Get a
United States Thrift Stamp,
Just drop in at the nearest Sani
tary Store, buy your stamps and
get a card.
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Do Yourself a Service in Saving Small Amount
Do the Government a Service by Loaning It This Saving
Say "U. S. Thrift Stamp" to
the Sanitary Clerk '

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