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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; MONDAY; MARCH 3; 1919.
S GREGORY TO 00 TO PARIS AS MISER Thomas Ws Greom whose reelff baUea as Attorney Qenernl will be tome efTcstlTB tomorrowi "Will aeeom pen? President "Wlleon to Europe on fetfj eeconfl TisSt end will act as unof ficial advice There la no Intimation that he Trill later succeed anjr of the i m i'.iw.i-j-.--'g-.. V American commissioners now France. A. Mitchell Palmer, nominated 'by the President to succeed Mr. Gregory in his Cabinet, will assume his new dutleB Immediatelyt It is expected thai his nomination jflll be confirmed br the Si;utjts rlth little er no eppo-eiliuiit SOTTM33 ?OT- BVJXTJ ENOUGH. CHAIU.ri5TON, W. Va., March 3. Hot water bottles are under ouspl alen In West Virginia. Prohibition of ficers are finding 'em full of Ken tueltjr llqutfr. If you dldat acrvo otcr there jti pn crrt oyer here bjr pjon yorir Income tax. SENTENCED YANK S RESTOREOT0DUTY Blxteen soldiers under oonJ.enco hy oourts-martl&l hnvo boon restored to duty and soveral others havo ha.l their aentencea roducod by the special commission of tho Judge advocate R-enoral'a office, which has been re viewing the records. Secretary Baker has announced that tho commission haa reported on flfty flvo cases. Thero were recommonfln tlons in forty-four of the cases. Tho maximum sentence to be served by any one of tho forty-four men is flvo years and tho average two. Twonty ycar sentoncoa woro originally Im poaod.,' WOMAN, 90, NEVER RODE . IN AcTO OR SAW, MOVIES "WINCHESTER, Mass., March 3. Mrs. Mary Ann Hutchinson, who died at her h'ome 'here, aged ninety years, never used a telephone, rode In an automobile or attended amoving pic ture show. ? ,584,1 OOGERMANS KILLED DURING WAR BERLIN, March 3. An official tab ulation shows German war losses up to August. 1918, to have been 6,400,880, including 1,584400 killed. The figures of the last three months of fighting have not yet been compiled. Thp statement shows 1, 527,04 G men and C0.454 officers dead; 4.004,576 wound cd and 811,404 prisoner and missing. ARREST "MILLIONAIRE HOBO" IN BIG I. W.W. RAID KANSAS CITY, Mo., MaTch 3. Jame3 Eads How, the so-called "millionaire hobo," is among the thirty-four men arrested here last night at two meet ings at which a large quantity of X "W. W. literature was taken. Three women were also taken by the police who made, the raids. They were released, but the men are held for further investigation. STATEMENT lectric SHOWING MOST CLEARLY .jMrf" : The Insufficiency Need V-?'s erative RELIEF as ,-- 5 enal February 28",. 1919. Honorable Public Utilities Commission, Washington, D. C. Gentlemen : v The Washington Railway and Electric Company in. its petition heretofore filed requesting the abolition of car tickets, while stating it seriously doubted whether the revenue there from would be sufficient, said that it was content to ask for the very minimum relief that could be then granted, trusting that conditions would so improve as to make it unnecessary to ask for further relief. Conditions, however, have- NOT im proved,sjid the proof offered by this Company at the hearing in January last in the matter of transfers showed beyond ques tion that this company is entitled to further relief. While we have had increased gross receipts as a result of increased fare in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and from interstate rates and as a result of improved fare collections, all these gross gains have been far more than absorbed by operat ing expenses. The net results from railway operation for the month of December, 1918, we estimated would show a decrease in operating income of $33,893.13, compared with the pre-war period. Since then our actual figures for December show this decrease to be $37,103.41; and for January, 1919, a decrease in operating income of $41,130.78, compared with the pre-war period, a loss further increased by additional interest charges of $9,144.50, making a total of $50,284.28. Since the 5c fare became effective, on November 1st, 19 J 8, the Railway Company, out of its own earnings, has failed to meet its operating expenses, taxes and interest charges by $65,911.69, as is shown by the following figures, in comparison with a surplus above such charges in the pre-war period : 1 A venter Surplus Deficit 1014-1S-10 Sot. Dec 1018, Loss Jan.,1010 November $20,77027 $12,156.76 $32,933.03 December I ."..." 33,769.17 19,411.09 53,18026 January . . .. :..:..?; 17,088.64 34,343.84 51,432.48 $71,634.08 $65,911.69 $137,545.77 From which it appears the decrease in net income would amount to $550,183.08 ANNUALLY. Including in the net income of the Railway Company the proportion of the usual dividend received by it from the Potomac Electric Power Company, the total net income of the Railway amounts to $99,088.31 for this quarter, or at the rate of $396,333.24 per annum, less than the amount required to meet dividends at our present rate of 5 per cent. Relief ' Granted additional IMMEDIATE to meet its obligations ' It should also be borne in mind that during the year 1918 the "Potomac Company failed by $91,219.87 to earn its iisuaU dividend and the figures for January, 1919, as compared with the previous year, show a FURTHER LOSS OF $21,713.55, although in said month the Company had the largest gross earnings in its history. t ---.. In our petition heretofore filed with you, and in the testimony offered in the hearing on transfers., are set out in f ! detail the reasons justifying an increase in revenue, which we assume need not be repeated here, but ask leave to make a part hereof. 'Ct This Company respectfully petitions, on behalf of itself and its affiliated companies, namely: -: CJ . - City and Suburban Railway of Washington . $$. Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway Company j The Washington Interurban Railroad Company ' ! for such additional relief as may be necessary to meet the costs " of operation arising from war conditions, and would suggest -that consideration be given to the following methods of provid ing additional revenue : 1 Increase in the initial, rate of fare in the District of Columbia. 2 Establishment of a zone system in the District of Columbia with the initial charge in one zone and an additional lesser charge in the second zone. 3 A charge for transf ers issued by this Com pany to its own lines and a charge for inter company transfers issued by this company to and received from the Capital Traction Com pany, the latter charge for intercompany trans fers representing a differential in favor of this company in lieu of the establishment of joint rates between said companies arising out of the issuance of intercompany transfers In conclusion, we cannot press too strongly upon the Com" mission the urgent need of IMMEDIATE RELIEF. It is imperative that this Company be provided with sufficient revenue to meet its necessary costs and obligations and in order that there may be no impairment of its credit and its ability to furnish adequate service, to properly maintain its property, and to provide for extensions, improvements and equipment that may be required by order of the Commission or otherwise: Respectful!)', WILLIAM F. HAM, - ..... President. .. " ( -A 'RESIDENT BACKS PALESTINE US Delegates of the American Jewish Congress to the Peace Conference were prepared today to return to Franco with the assurance of Presi dent Wilson that the United States and the allied nations are agreed that the foundations of a Jewish commonwealth should be laid in Pal estine. The President received the delega tion at the White House last night. In the delegation were Judge Julian VT. Mack, of Chicago; JLouIs Marshall, of New York; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, of New York, and B. 3. RIcHards, secre tary of the American Jewish Con gress.. Following the conference at the White House. Dr. Wise and Judge Mack, hurried with the encouraging assurance of the President to a mass meeting of Jews In' the Central High School. t To Sail for. Paris. All the members of the delegation that called upon President Wilson will sail for Paris in a few days, with the exception of Dr. Wise, who only re cently returned from Europe. Dr. Wise will return to Paris a little later. A memorial was presented to the President, describing the status of Jews in eastern Europe, and the ef fect upon them of new and enlarged states growing out of the war. Im mediate action was urged upon the President to assure the Jews of the fundamental human rights in resolu tions sent by the American Jewish Congress The two members of the delegation who. carried the President's message to the mass meeting in Central High School wero enthusiastically received. The meeting was so largely attended that the "committee in charge was forced to close the doors to hundreds of people who arrived - late. Judge Mack Introduced Dr. Wise, who ex- plained at some length his experi ences as the bead of the Zionist dele gation to the Peace Conference. Dr. Wise tcaid he Is confident that the League of Nations will be formed and declared he was "terrified' by some of the arguments he has heard against the league since returning to this country. "There are those who say we should get put of Europe, come back to America, and let them, fight It out," said Dr. Wise. "That course was tried from 1914 to 1917, and it' didn't work. We would be in the war again the next time, only a little earlier, perhaps, and the Ques tion now Is simply this: 'Shall we stay there to keep peace of go there to make war.' The speaker-denounced attempts to portray Bolshevism amjl "Jewish phe nomenon." He said from 90 to 95 per cent of the Jews of Russia are op posed to Bolshevism. Dr. Wise also said it Is a great In justice to charge Great Britain with any selfish Interest m connection with the Zionist movement. -He said the allied nations would probably urge upon Great Britain the . trusteeship of the newly formed Palestine state. Irredenta fit Jews. He referred to Palestine as "the oldest Alsace-Lorraine in history, the irredenta -of the Jews of the world for .the last 2,000 years." Resolutions setting forth the alms of the Zionists in general terms were presented by Emlle Berliner, chair man of the meeting, And, unanimously adopted. "The resolutions reaffirmed the whole-hearted loyalty of Zionists to the United States. f They also emphasized tho fact that tho proposed establishment of a Jew ish commonwealth would interfere in no way with the loyalty the Jews of various countries owe. to the govern ments of their adopted lands. The ad vantages of a great Jewish university in a home of its own, Jewish public schools and libraries, scientific farm ing and a colony of Jewish artists were pointed out. , The committee in charge of the meeting was: Emile Berliner, chair man; Nathan Musher, Judge Milton Strasburger, Miss Aline Solomon, Elisha Friedman. Lieut. Benjamin Lewison, Mrs. Adolph Kahn, Rabbi B. S. Grossman and Max Rhoade. 20,000 DIED AT SEA CORING GREAT WAR NEW YORK, March 3. Fifteen mil- ion ons- of shipping, the equivalent f 5,000 vessels, lie at the bottom of the sea, the result of the great war. This represents about 35 per cent of -he non-Teutonic world's merchant marine. The money loss, according to com pilations by the Rudder, represents fully $8,000,000,000 and the number of lives lost as the result of sea at tacks reached at least 20,0007 Submarines wrought 85 per cent of he damage, it is said. In normal peace times no more shipping would bo sunk In thirty years than went to the bottom loathe four years of the war. The compilations show ships of the rTnitel States were lost worth $182- kiO.soo, exclusive of cargo value. England's ships sunk were valued at 1,80S,74S,800. Loss in ship values of Uher allies and neutrals, $1,022,-152.600. ADVERTISEMENT She Took Adler-i-ka! "My wife had what the doctors call catarrh of the stomach for 15 years. Had to diet carefully and suffered much. She has now taken one bottle Adler-l-ka and feels perfectly well." (Signed) B. F. Parker, Brock. Texas. Adler-i-ka expels ALL gas and sour ness, stopping stomach distress IN STANTLY. Empties BOTH upper and lower jbowel, flushing ENTIRE alimentary canal. Removes ALL fout matter which poisons system. Often CURES constipation. Prevents ap pendicitis. We have soM Adlrr-I-ka many years. It Is a mixture vl buck thorn, cascara, glycerine and nino other simple drugs. People's Drug Scores. DEAR FOLKS xtERY. earlv in mv 'ckSv V trips through the Wi son & Company plant Chi cago, I "made' it a point itt find oat if the women worfc ers were contented. I knoir by experience that if women look cheerful and act hap4 pily it is a sure sign that af is well that it is a very good reflector of the char acter and heart of a business; I must say I was greatly im pressed, and very muck pleased as I visited depart ments in the Wilson & Company plant partfcukr ly those departments wnece women stand alongside of the men laborers and do their work skillfully and cheerfully. These good women themsefres told me- that they like their work very much, and they mU it so earnestly and frankly tktd there was no mistaking the sk cerfty of their words. I have visited many business institutions in my lifetime where many women are employed. I am glad to say ihat in a great many instances these buswe institutions really desire to make tneir women workers happy aad comfortable, which is gxeatly to the credit of the men who xo duct fhem. But practically in every ins&stfc I visited there seemed to be aowt thing lacking1 something that It strained the happy looks aad ft laughter I savr and beard & Om ranks of the women workers ia tb Wilson &, Company plant. The good will, enthusiasm aad tW fine spirit they show in their wsdc so unusual in my experience att me to asking questions. I lilt there was some extraordinary Mf dition existing that produced sMk a wave of contentment. And I soon found oat. First, I learned that Mr. W3mk himself enjoys a splendkl reputa tion among the weraen-workeri. They have unbounded "faith ia kfat as. .a man. They appreciate kit kindness, sympathy and coasiderar tion. But, Mr. Wilson himself cannot d everything. He has to delegate power to-' others, but, in chooijrag those to represent him, he mafcw sure to find men and wosea character and heart and ability ami engaging personality. He found a jewel in a little Bo& mian young woman 29 years eM on whom he placed the respond bility of employing and c&reciMg the women-workers in the plaafc This young woman, as X soea a covered, is the key that open tha doors to the happy working eowX tions that prevail. SKe has a wMt derful personality; she keeps isa daily touch with her army women-workers more than 1,1N of them. She studies their ef forts. She loves them and slwws that she loves them. They love lr and they show that they kv ier. How many women readers of tkis letter, would like to undertake me tasK oi leaoong over x,xuv wusiw workers and keeping themhapayjL n is a very Dig uiKiejrwvuug, iv this little woman (she's not mach bigger" than a pint of cider) levea the work so much that she gets the greatest joy of her life in tie doing of it. She does her work because afee loves to help others. She feels that she is in a position wherev ay kind acts, she can help to brightea the lives ofv a host of womea workers; that she can help to teach; them our American customs aad our language; that she can devel op in them the love of the beauti ful in their home lives? that she can make them as proud to live ia America and to become America citizens as she herself is proud t live here and to be a loyal, trae blue American citizen. The devotion of the women-worker to this yonnir Bohemian woman. Is ta most beautltal thlnj? I've seen la ay life. Her smile and kindly, -words aad deeds Just radiate happiness. Thera. Is no finer work, In all ta world to do. Isn't It Rxeat. that In this Chlcajr nif-nniT-nMnn. over 1.100 women-wort er have found happiness and comfort have had lots of sunshlno let Into their llvcs have been led to higker thoughts and ambitions? And all because THE MAN "WHO leads the Institution they work for waata to iee them get out of life all the Joy possible andfor that reason, chose 8i their friend and adviser one of the most talented younsr women In tho country a woman full of heart sym pathies who just revels in the joy of her work. T think you will be Interested la a brief life sketch of this younsr woman who, to me. Is a shining example f the great work that the wome of the world are now doing. She was ap. orphan at six years v age. i She acquired. In an orphanage is Mr avia, a very good education. She came to America In November, L1013 in her 20th year. She earned her living in Chicago a? teaching Bohemian folk dances. While. earning her living1 she stud 16 our language and mastered it, She became Interested in the forelga peoples who lived In. Chicago, She studied their languages' aad leara ed the customs of their countries. She speaks Bohemian. Polish. Has--ian and a little French and Croatian. She speaks the American language most attractively of all. and she likes, It best of all. In any letter next week I will tell you about a workman's la-" terp relation of the meaning of ta- words "&. Company." Sincerely. William C Freeman. 131 E. 23rd SU New York Clt BS V