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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. MONDAY, MARCH 3; 1919. 7 W.R.&E SEEKS 10 RAISE RATES (Continued from First Page.) ebort of paying Its usual dividends, not considering Its interest payments on some millions of bonded debt. Coal Cort Increases. Tb company goes, further and thaws that for the month of Jan nary, its net Income still was falling below that of all other Januarics ow ing to increased coats of operation. Officials of the company indicate that on coal alone during the year 1919 they will probably be forced to pay a very large increase over 1918. In other words the company paid In 1918 about S5.35 a ton for coal of its credit will be seriously impaired. The whole physical condition of ?'.-e company is bad. Roadbeds need thou sands of dollars spent upon them. Tb" rolling stock is in the worst sort of condition. New shops are needed, new car barns, new cars. Thirty-two usable cars were lost in the fire at the Eckington car barn recently. Funds necessary for restoration of the plant must be borrowed. Crci t can not be had if the ability to pay dividends is destroyed, it Is claimed. The passing of the dividend on com mon stock seems to be only a matter of time anyway, as the Utilities Com mission is not likely to place a valua tion upon the properties of the com pany sufficiently large to permit revenues from the public to pay these dividends. Does Wot Offer Remedy. The petition of the railway com pany does not pretend to offer reme dies, but simply declares that it can not go on without financial relief. Reduction of expenses are practi cally out of the question unless the no excellent quality, while in 1919 the t two competing railway lines could be coal barons pass the word that they expect to get at least 50 cents more & ton. The company uses 170,000 tons & year, making an increase in that one Item of $85,000 per year. Since the Coal Administration de mobilized, the coal mine owners and dealers are in position to make their profits large and bountiful from prl vate citizens and public utilities. What Restoration Means. Restoration of the former electric light rate would mean to the Poto mac Electric Power Company close to $400,000 more each year. As a matter of fact, the old rate is still being collected, but under agreement with the courts there is set aside a reimbursement fund of 2 cents per kilowatt, so that If the courts uphold the commission's decision of nearly two years ago users of electric lights will be repaid the difference between 10 cents and 8 cents. From August 1, 1917. when the re duced rate became effective, to August 1, 1918, the reserve fund set aside by the company for this purpose, was $386,258. The presumption Is that for the year between August 1, 1918, and August 1, 1919, this fund will amount to substantially $400,000. If this amount of money were not tied up In a trust, or reimbursement, fund it would put the electric light company on Easy street, relieve the Washington Railway and Electric to & great extent, enabling, if per mitted, the increasing of the dividend to swell funds of the "Washington Hallway and Electric. 1 The W. R. & E. Petition. The petition regarding the Wash ington Railway and Electric Company sets forth a much gloomier outlook. The company makes the flat statement that since the 5 cents cash fare be came operative, November 1, 1918, it has failed to meet Its operating ex penses, taxes and interest charges hy $05,911.69, indicating a decrease in net income for a year c $550,000. The directors several days ago paid the regular quarterly dividend of 1 per cent on common stock, but did so out of its surplus fund of past years by and with the advice and consent of the members of the utilities commis sion. To have passed the dividend, it Is declared, would have created a bad impression in financial circles to which the company must apply for Joans. It Is also known that banking institutions nave loaned 5500,000 in this stock. The company points out to the com mission that without financial relief merged into one and salaries thus saved. This, however, would not help materially, in the present bad shape of things. Wages must continue as they are. So there remain, it is sug gested, three ways of additional reve nues, either or all of which will cause a great roar in Washington if ordered by the commission: 1. Increase in rate of fare in District. 2. Establishment of a zone sys tem, by which the suburban resi dent must bear practically all the burden of raising the money. 3. A charge for transfers issued by the company on its own lines and a charge for Intercompany transfers, giving the W. R. and E. the larger share of the trans fer charge over the Capital Trac tion because of the longer dis tances Its passengers are hauled. Wo Increase In Flat Fare. It is substantially settled in advance that there will be no increase in the 5 cents rate In Washington. There are a number of underlying reasons but the main one Is this: The Capital Traction Company is not now asking for financial relief and may not have to do so. It would be Impossible to have a 5-cents fare for that company and a 6-cents fare for the Washington Railway and Electric. The public would practically quit the Washington Railway and Elec tric, and Its income under those circum stances would be less than now. Then where is the money coming from? The answer is that the Utilities Com mission will be compelled for the present to restore the 10-cents electric light: charge so that the revenues of the Po-I tomac Electric Power may swew me revenues of the Washington Railway and Electric ; increase heavily by a zone system, the charges to suburban resi dents, thereby compelling them to bear the burdens for the whole thing; or a decision that the public need not furnish revenues that will enable a continuation j of the usual dividends on common stooc or even on the preferred stock. Any decision will be loaded with trouble for the commission. ADVERTISEMENT. M .Fi IILY IN Why Spend So Much Money on Shoes? Here is what Tracy Munson of Joplin, Missouri, says of Neolin Soles: "Judging from my own ex perience, they wear four tunes longer than other soles and have the addi- cision tional advantage of beinz waternroof and slip-proof. Why continue to xrer- extravagant old-fashioned soles when you can get these money-saving, long-wearing soles on new shoes in any style you like for any member of the family? Good shoe stores everywhere carry them. And don't throw away your old shoes. Have them re-bottomed with Neolin Soles and enjoy the comfort of a re-soled shoe which is not stiff or clumsy. Neolin Soles are a dis covery of Science, and are made by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Akron, Ohio, who also make Wingfoot Heels guaranteed to outwear all other heels. Might Combine Revenue Sources. A combination of revenue sources, should the commission conclude the companies are entitled to relief, might solve the difficulties say the former electric light charge and a transfer charge. The companies claim that a charge fo rtransfers would be merely a drop In the bucket and largely uncertain in their results. Members of the commission have so far not been disposed to even con sider a zone system of charges, say ing that it would be unfair to sub urban residents who went away from the center of the city in the belief that they would obtain the same rates of fare as city residents. The use of free transfers is Increas ing each day. When the free transfer order first went Into effect the W. R. and E. took In about 2.500 transfers from the Capital Traction each day! The number has increased to close to 7,000 per day. This would dwindle immensely under a pay transfer de LHi FLAG TO WITH T ROPHES ileoljn Soles The Betty Lehmann flag, a big white banner bearing a gold star and the in scription, "The Boys We Left Behind Us." will be placed in the trophy room of the War Department tomorrow. The flag was the only part of the reception parade in honor of the President and returned District troops last week to commemorate the sacri fice of the Washington men who gave up their lives in the war. Betty Lehmann, of the Federal Trade ommission, did all the work on the ag. and the twenty thousand stitches on the banner were all a result of her untiring labor, which has earned for her the title of "The Modern Betsy -Ross." Mq.ey with which to buy the silk cloth and the gold thread for the man ner was furnished by readers of Earl Godwin's "Heard and Seen" column in The Times. Secretary Baker will be among those attending the presentation ceremonies. Resinol i for chafedblistered If you are foot-sore, and have to stand on one foot and then on the other to get refiei you need Resinol Ointment For qmcker results, first bathe the feet with Resinol Soap and warm water, then apply the ointment ob retiring and bandage. TMrataeBtaio briar heartfelt relief to Mrnr trial ?f ,oa anA eudmcU CONGRESS LEADERS Colds Grow Better SBfprudnclx soon, throat ,"TnTiitlwn dis&p Pewi, irritation is rcliered aad throat tick Bag tops. wfcea too ase reliable, time-UsUd PISO'S GET SILVER GIFTS Tho closing days of the Sixty-fifth Congress arc marked by gifts and other tributes of regard and affection to various leaders. Speaker Clark will receive from Ins multitude of House friends a great silver tureen and a handsome tiiver coffee service. Chairman Kitchln-of Ways and Means, and Leader Mann, of the minority, will be given silver (Services. Senator Weeks, of MafrsnfeAffi who retires March 4. will be presum ed a silver tray by members of the Massachusetts delegation. Chairman Sherley. of tho House Ap propriation Committee, will be given a beautiful souvenir, yet to be se lected, by the House Appropriations members. When yon make out your Income tax return aak yonrself what you would have had to pny had Germany been victorious and be thankful. j TUESDM Store News of Lansburgh &Brq Editorial Here is one on us. Read this letter from a soldier boy who was Interested In our "Wel come Home" Ad.: Lansburgh & Bro., Gentlemen: The thought of your ad in Thursday's Times is GOOD, but it seems to me that when you are spending so much money in getting up an ad your artist should be more careful in his illustrations. Things are done only one way in the army, and an ad don't carry much "punch" to the million or so ex-soldiers and present ones who see it illus trated the way it is NOT done. Ask any man who ' knows the manual what is wrong with the picture of the 1919 ser geant standing at attention. I might also add that the ser geant isn't wearing "issue" shoes. I can't comment on the 1865'er. I "warn't than" Please accept this in the spirit it is written which is entirely friendly. Sincerely. R. G. COLE. A Times artist made that illus tration, and we're going to keen an eye on him hereafter. These $25 and $2950 Suits Prove That Our Prices ARE Lower Quality for Quality, There Are No Better Suits In All Washington Than I hose In Our Fashion Salon A glance at the excellent quality gabardine and serge from which these suits are made will convince you of their excellent worth. Mostly riavy blue and black, for they are most wanted, with their flashy trimmings. There are Fitted, Tailored and Box Effects Galore, Button and Braid Trimmed. It goes without saying that some are best suited for the youthful figure, while others will appeal more strongly to the wpmen of more mature years. All of the styles are the conception of some of our best American designers. Not a spring note that is not fully repre sented in the showing. All sizes. Second Floor, Lansburgh & Bro. COLORED WASH GOODS A Sale of 5,000 Yards of Plain Cotton Voile at 50c Yard A sale representing an important special purchase of about 150 pieces of plain cotton voile. Very fine crisp quality 45 inches wide in a large variety of plain shades and black. Shirting Madras New shirting madras ma terials, 32 inches wide, are arriving daily in the sea son's latest stripes. Spe cial at 59c and 98c First Floor, Lansburgh & Bro. Printed Voiles In hundreds of the very latest color combinations. 38 inches wide. At 50c, 58c, 68c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50. Spring Undermuslins Dainty new garments which women are admiring. Envelope Chemi ses, Philippine Night Robes, maae or gooa quai-, m&ae or good quality Ity crepe de chine, with lace yokes fin ished with ribbon straps over shoul ders. In flesh only. Spe- g- QQ clalat 3)1. J70 Envelope C h e m 1 ses, with yokes made of wide insertion of lace, back and front and finished with ribbon straps over shoulders. 51 OP Corset Covers, made of fine quality nainsook, with yokes prettily trimmed with dainty laces. Special 7Q White Petticoats, made of fine cambric with embroidery and lace trimmed ruf- (go QC flea. At.... wunJo nainsook, hand sewn and" band embroider ed. Values (JJrt AF to $4. At. . . bdUO Philippine Night Robes, made of fine quality nainsook, with hand embroidered yokes trimmed with Val. lace inserts. (J0 QK At GOtVt) Philippine E n v e lope Chemises, made of fine nainsook, hand sewn and hand em- A?,,.d.e.r.e.d'.. S2.95 Philippine Drawers, made of fine nain sook .with ernbrold- a?..???. S2.95 Third Floor Lansburgh &. Bro. Art News For Embroiderers Four special items which will appeal to women in terested in doing dainty embroidery. Stamped ready-made gowns of fine quality nain sook in dainty de- dl PA signs. At tPXDll Stamped guest towels of good quality huck, in new OJ designs. At tD C Stamped ready-made combina tions of fine quality nainsook, in new designs from d1 O C which to select. ALviw3 Third Floor Lansburgh & Brc. Dozens Of Hats At $5.95 We think you will find these hats far superior to what you would ordinarily expect to find priced so low. They are pretty enough and of the right quality to wear anywhere. . New tilted sailors, small black Iisere shapes, pokes and large drooping hats. Trimmed with wings, quills, flowers, and ribbons. All new colors, although plain black and black and white combinations are most popular. N Many hats suitable for matrons. Second Floor, Lansburgh & Bro. Prepare For Coming Blizzard With Blankets The Weather Man Has Promised a Blizzard During Next Few Days Spring Petticoats Petticoats, made of good quality cotton taffeta with tucked flounces finished with small ruffles. In black, wistaria, purple, rose, emerald and hunter's green. (t" A A $1.50 values, at... pJUUU Petticoats, made of fine quality taffeta silk in changeable colors, fra Ja Special at V it5 " Petticoats, made of Liberty Loom cloth, with tucked and pleated ruffles, in black or colors. Special ! AT rhird Floor Lansburirh &. Urn . We have secured a limited number of blue striped dimity spreads and bed sets for single twin and double beds. S3. 65 and $3.95 for plain hemmed; S4.50 and $5.50 for cut-out corner scalloped; $6.00 and $7.00 for bed sets. , Plain white dimity bedspreads launder easily. 63x90 at $2.35 72x90 at $2.60 81x90 at $2.85 90x100 at $4.00 Cut-ont corner, single, $3.50 Cut-out corner, double, $4.35 Double-bed sets, $5.75 At $8.44 Part Wool Gray or White Blankets in sizes from 70xS0 to 76x84. Woven and fin ished in an excellent man ner. Pink, blue, yellow or brown borders. $10 value. Fifth Floor Lansburjrh & Bro. 42-In. All-Wool French Serge $1.29 Startling in the extreme when you consider that this same serge just a fortnight ago retailed for $2.25 yard. Made of the finest combed Australian wool. Pure dye. Full 42 inches wide. In a rich shade of dark navy blue. As the quantity is not great and in order to equalize distribution, we will limit each purchaser to one dress length. $5.50 55-In. Black Broadcloth, Yd., $3.98 Out Highest Grade Black Chiffon Broadcloth. Pure dye, full 55 inches wide. Rich, satin face. For a day reduced to $3.98. TMrd Floor, Lansburgh & -j .uro. uy Fiber or Wool and Fiber Rugs NOW ---7 C SfiiPr.f-trtn fh- T.ncr-ef arin Priroe AA f - T A . fi RAakcTSu Plain Colored Rugs Plain Deitox Grass Rugs, Hodges Alamo Fiber Rugs and Kobe Wool and Fiber Rugs in per fect qualities and in such colorings as green, tan, blue or rose Finished with tape-bound edges. Prices follow: 9x12 Ft, 8x10 Ft, 7.6x10.6 Ft, 6x9 Ft, 3x6 Ft, $13.69 $11.49 $11.49 $8.29 $2.98 Stenciled Rugs A Large and varied assortment of Neenah and Rattania Stenciled Fiber Rugs; also best qual ity Kaba Wool and Fiber Rugs. All splendid for spring and summer. 9x12 Ft, 7.6x10.6 Ft, 6x9 Ft, 4.6x7.6 Ft, 30x60 In., $19.75 $16.75 $10.95 $8.45 $2.98 Hair and Felt Mattresses 3.0x4.6 Size, $14.75 A hitri. irrudo well-made Mattrees with a 5-Inch box: roll edtre. Govt red with neat atrlped art ticking: and filled with hair center And picked felt top and bottom. SomeNew Rag Rngs, 18x36 in. 59c, 24x36 in., 79c Heavy quality washabla material Jt&er Rusts, nnlshod with fringe ends. Sizes 27x54. at 51.2a. Flno for usins In bathroom or bedrooms. Fourth Floor Lansburgh & Bro. . i -XI Spring Wearables For The Children Mothers, as well as their daughters, will be delighted with daintiness and serviceability of these new garments. i axe tomorrow to looie tnem over. Middy Blouses of Lonsdale jean, belted models, in all-white or white with tan or copen col lars. Sizes 14 to Q PA 22. At $.JU College middy blouses of all white or white with navy color Lonsdale jean. Sizes It .u,...22..yT: $3.50 Children's regulation dresses in all-white or white with pink collars and cuffs with em blems on sleeves. Large sailor collar. Belted at waist Sizes 6 to Q AP 14 years. At lJaFt5 Misses' dresses made of fine quality gingham in plaids or solid colors. Sizes &7 AC 12 to 16 years. At 'O Children's dresses made of Jap anese crepe in green, pink or blue. Smocked at waist; col lar, cuffs and sash made of fine white lawn finished with hand embroidery. Sizes 8 to 14 years, tfjy Cft A Marvelous Sale Garden City SHEETS Special, $1.25 72x90 Inches 72x99 Inches Garden Citv Sheets, stihierf fn slisrhf nil nwh Nothing to impair the xvear. Made of heavy linen-finish sheeting. 90x99 Plover Sheets, the ideal sheets for the double bed. Special at this price of $1-75 First Jloor. Lanabarh & Bro. Silks $1.98 This is only half the list: 36-Inch Popmlar $2G Novelty Silks Effective Stripe and Patterna 36-Inch Black $20 Dm.. Satin 3,000 Yds. New $20 Chiffon Dress Taffeta All Colors. Navy and Eack. 36-Inch $2.50 Washable Satin Good WeJsht, White and Flr.su. 36 and 40 Inch Fancy Eadiom Silks Hlch DcslRns and Color. $2.50. S3 Value 40-Inch 'Heavy $250 Georgette Crepe Dress Weight, Good Colorings. Third Floor. LoJisbaryth & Bro. March Notion Sale Only a. few mentioned here. Eiek-rack hraid in all siaes; four yarfff to piece. 3 OC- Good quality Eagliah "Dins, m all mzest? s papers Silk seam binding in ia. black or white 1UC 400-count dressmakers "Ifl- pins; 3 papers.. 1UC Sanitary napkins of good onal- 25c 12c 10c ity; three in a box Skirt and trtraser hangers, wiw i e 1 1 ends. Each Folding viro coat hang- op ere; 3 for 3C Nicket-plated safety pins in all sizes; three ifl dozen for .' 1UC First Floor. Insbrreh & Bro. Pre-Season Sale Spring Footwear This is really an advance Spring showing of shoes, pumps, and Oxfords for women, misses, girls, boys and infants. The sale represents styles sembled from the most putable manufacturers of country. All women are interested what's new. Women's Boots, $5.90 to i Women's Oxfords, $5.95 to I Women's Pumps, $4.50 to J Children's Footwear, $2.25 to $8 Second Floor Lnsburjrh & Bro. mSff Miss Anderson Demonstrating Rengo Belt Corsets These corsets arc worn by stout and medium stout women. Their great strength and elastic freedom eliminates the feeling of heaviness. These characteristics belong exclusively to Rengo Belt Cor sets. They are the direct result of the famous patented Rengo Belt feature, which has proved its worth by over five years of growing popularity. Miss Anderson will be glad to show the newest Spring mod els to you. Third Floor--Lansburgh & Bro. Store Hours: Open 9:15 A. M.; Close 6 P. M. mes7Qf?Eor&&AT$i,S2r mMJEmTB .420-430 Stvnlh Si.Throvxh lo Eighth St. ,.il ! J If &U