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Three Ways in Which Public Can Assist the Railroads There ae a lea Ges wiss I ftb pW te ean help ta redo te ear stagp The average freight ar is lad to eNRO Wpr se of Its " epaaw. More Ilgt Onder% MM win the eisting equipams yield A eas serieS . Thirty per eas of an ow M Veage gmos tao he heMlage of "empties." netter ergmniatle of trabseeM rednes Desmestio shippers bav fet-*ight henas n whi to unload beore having to pM demurg. The miargln Is brier, bt eMrgmy oesdi*icms justify prmpS aion. vey hour saved ina car's detention meas an hour gained for new trafs. Closer organistlon of shippers by trades, distriets, and a nommlttes with a view to speeding the eisting equipament would do muk toward improving the tuaion. More than a gneraston ago Prussia had a similar prob len. Bisara k worked It out by organisag in each viUage a loal transportation council to advise with the railroads as to local needs. These local cunils fed into distriot cu oils and the district ounoils, in turn, into a oentral ounail. Thus every condition and need throughout the kingdom was refected promptly and made the subjeot of joint study between shippers and carriers for mutual advantage. When the Prussian railroads were taken over by the state a ma chinery of helpful advice was already in operation. Not all German examples are bad. The Automobile | How can people complain that this is a dull world? We are living in the most dramatic age of history. More astounding changes have taken place in human society during the lifetime of men now living than during any Zve hundred years preceding the nineteenth century. On the 4th. of July, 1894, a man of Kokomo, Indiana, had the first automobile hauled by a horse three miles out 'into the country, where there was a nearly level turnpike. There he tried it out. It moved off at once at a speed of about seven miles an hour. When he had driven about a mile and a half into the country he turned around and ran all the way into the city without maldng a stop. That was Elwood Haynes. He was at the time superin tendent of the Indiana Gas and Oil Company, but, business Ibeing slack, he had put in his spare hours in devising a horseless buggy. In 1910 Mr. Haynes presented this car to the Smith sonian Institution in Washington, D. C., where it is now on exhibition as the pioneer model of what is now America's 'fourth greatest industry. On July 4, 1894, there was but one practical-automobile in the world. On July 4, 1920, a short twenty-six years aft ewrd, horses have almost disappeared from the main streets of America's cities, where automobiles are as thick as Junebugs around a lamp on a summer night. Americans did not improve the automobile at first as fast as the French and the Germans, but they made the automobile universal. We now make more than all the rest of the world. They throng Fifth avenue in New York during business hours so that they move in a solid procession. They dart and crawl and linger along Michigan boulevard, Chicago, like an army of giant beetles. They have so clogged up the business streets of Los Angeles that they are prohibited from stopping over two minutes during certain hours. They were the most important single factor in the late war, whether In the form of tanks, armored cars, or motor lorries. We have every logical reason to suppose that the air plane, which is the automobile adapted to the air, will be as common twenty years from now as automobiles are today. Airplanes are especially adapted to the carrying of mala and can probably do this better and cheaper than railway trains, so that within the next ten years the bulk of the first class mall matter will fly to Its goal. Mr. Haynes says that he well remembers when his little macn~e was unloaded for the Times-Herald contest in 1895 at Englewood, a suburb of Chicago. He was riding down Michigan avenue and had scarcely proceeded more than six or eight blocks when he was accosted by a policeman, who ordered him to leave the boulevard at once. He remon strated with the officer, asking what harm the machine could do to the road, since It was equipped with rubber tires and made but little noise. The policeman was firm, however, and Haynes had topee by another street. Contrast that with the stream of automobile traffic in cities today. From The Public To The Editor To. the Editor of THU8 TIMTill: tiilwoltkeait.hedt The pay of a common laborer isthsmtr.tieabuinshe about SD per day in this city. Under-foanmuipltyobeasng stand me, this is for labor, with pick epoepyn sltl spsil and shovel. or with the sledge dri,.adgvnga n-cseta te ing spikes in railroad ties or in ex-mecabehdfrteaeorls cavating. There is no public official, py omnwohsaysyi h who works longer hours, or uponmttrcnlvonheUNFCT whom more depends, than upon the 'r f31 e otyth e members of the police force. Theylivstathgarasofhepb are compelled to walk long distances.,i ec r ml rvddttb endanger their lives at all times, andthswneulsarhe te are selected carefully from among pubr h aoteceetr men because of their probity endenthwrenisakgadr h tst more than those who do noth.srie.holntpolef undergo one-half the hardships or hciybasmetoakfter etter one-half the qualiflcations re- poetr hi etedaosI quird. t wold eem hatanoe-fscha woud take so little ed t this mater. etmsmasburnng sham Winifred Blaci By Winifred Back HEY'VE been married four T month--our long eventful. Joyous, amazing months. She's had three dinner parties, and used all her wedding silver, and two luncheons, and used her lovely luncheon sets. They've had four cooks, one a Swede and one a Lithuanian and one a colored woman and one a wierd being from nobody knows where-and the little bride has had to learn that she dosen't like toast it it's burnt, and that he is really most particular about his coffee. The bridegroon has discovered that her hair isn't naturally curly. She does it up with curlers when he's down at the office. Also, she is a little-just a wee bit-less agreeable in the morning-until she's had her coffee. He has made up his mind that her nether has never understood bMn and never will-and she has decided that his mother Is a per fect darling, but, after all, she's glad -theyre not all living together. as they planned at first. is best friend, she really rather likes-when he doesn't call too often; and her best friend, she isn't fond of at all any more. Not since she came to dinner and sat off in a darke corner and looked pensive until husband had to go over and comfort her. Oh, they've learned a lot of things in these four months! And now, out of all the sunshine and the roses, through all the lilies and the moonlight-there's a deep, low rumbling of a distant storm. The other night they were talk ing about second marriages, and she asked him if he would marry again, if she died. And he didn't answer right away. He didn't shout "No!" at the top of his voice and catch her in his arms and ask how she dared even to hint at such an idea. He stopped and thought and then he said quite calmly, and very deliberately, "No, I don't think I would." Wasn't that simply too awful for anything? Of course. if he'd been sure, he wouldn't have had to think, and if he wasn't sure, why then it means that he doesn't really love her, for if he really loved her, he'd rather die himself than to dream of put ting some mean, old, jealous, schem ing, hateful thing with black eyes -the bride's eyes are blue-in her place. Oh. the shock of it all, the hid eous awakening! How can she stand it? Must she go on smiling and pretending and meeting the world Just as usual with this dread. ful secret knowledge gnawing at her very heart strings? All day, while he is gome, she thinks of it. Teana a rmahr oo Ooo. mow== Short Route son**$ MARV i's Article on I though she does waste the gas ter ribly. simply will not turn it down a single bit when she's cooking, and you know as well as I do that when Oncew Copyright. 1920. Internatic WHOOP WHE When you have a certain th] energies toward its accomplishmen taiking about it that you are fatig% down to solid effort? Why not work first and talk a1 If you spent as much time worl do telling them over to your frier road to th, place you want to be. You know it is possible to ge phases of future possibilities than 1 It is quite right to have plans them under your own hat until yo cesa, then others will not have a e Don't get winded in the first I Economize on your physical your impulses and desires, to mak best way possible, and when succesi to whoop around about it. THE CROI Since the Rent Commission told on the District Commissioners. a lot of folks are sitting around wondering if the professor will spare the rod. San Francisco with much showing of facts has been declaring that it costs lens to live there in comfort than in any other metropolitan sec tion of the nation, but in that $4,000. 000 cost for the Democratic conven tion it would seem that the claim will hardly get east of the Rockies. _4- NEd Nothing blows a pitcher q u ick er than extra - base blows. From the view point of Governor Cox, the Peerless Loser is so be nighted t h at he r e all y doesn't know when he is invited. -'h e ipt on wares may be on display, but tho record shows that the salesman is a real sportsman. Proud, of h is Virginia ancestry, John Barton Payne is on his way to Al ask a possibly to gather in a totem pole or -4---(From the I Even Mexican bandits shun the re gon of the scorpions about Durapgo, all of which reminds us that there: are others who have to mak qdetours on aecount of bad conditions of theI ountry. If James Middleton Cox had given much thought to the dirt farmer prposition he never would have thrown out the card to have Marding trump it with such an aee as Tama Jim. Sunder used to be a day of rest at the White House, but when the poltt lest emergency brake has to be ....=, e....- goes.t en di a...d_ to Prosper 1ve-As Pearl a thing starts to boil you ought to turn the gaa down a little. All the beat cook books tell you that. So she has plenty of time-when Overs nal Feature Service. Ing. N YOU WIN. ng to do, do you bend all your , or do you spend so much time ied and nervous, and unable to get fterward? ting.to complete sur plans As you ida you would get farther on the t so tired discussing the different ou miss the present opportunities. for the future, but keep some of a see they are assured as to sue hance to note your failure. ry-out. expenditure, which means control 9 them serve your purpose in the is assured it will be time enough WV'S NEST | From the attention Preqident Huerta is giving the foreign correspondenta in Mexico City, it would seem that good obituary notices azm assured him. France has provided a palace plane for Deschanel whenever he wants to commune with the stars, but after we have spent a billion for a lot of ex perimental junk our Administration still has to provide its own brain storm when making an ascension. IT: -+ - When it comes1 to the matter of listening posat s. Governor Cox should rest as cured that the one in Marion has plenty of com pany. Swanson of Vir Iginia has the rese dolences o h a From the way the allies are pre paring to ham mer Turkey into insensibility, the world won't suf - fer every now and then from *Ottomaine poison ing. What's become of the Roosevelt 2-cent piece? itn News)-+ RI4nce Tammany reciprocated for the brogans treatment which the braves until recently always received at the top of the Treasury steps, we miss our daily news from the McAdieu home at Huntington. Although Senator Underwood tells the Rainbow vets at Birmingham that the will of the mob defies the peace of the land, those real boys don't seem to be disturbed in the least over the general aituation, as they' remem ber how they took care of a far more difficult drive over there. ity 44 of Great Price she isn't telephoning her friends or trimming a new hat or some thing-and when he comes home he sees that something is wrong, but when he asks her about it she sighs and says. "Oh, never mind-it's nothing." And now she's written to ask me what I think of a man like that Why. you little. delicious darling of a goose, you! I think he's an honest, truthful, conscientious fel low, and you ought to be tickled to death to be married to a man like that. Be careful, or you'll teach him that It doesn't pay to tell the truth-it doesn't take much to do that, you know-it really doesn't. Maxry again? Why not, if you were gone? Don't faint-you'd probably be the very one who would marry again if he died. Oh. yes, you would! You emotional creatures always do. Yes, I know. It's a prety picture, the one they usell you in the shops, "She's never loved but one"-a pretty, wistful girl, with a background of Scottish heather and a foreground of blue, 'blue sea. But how do you -know she has loved. or how long she loved him? Lqve is a balm. Love is a song at twilight. Love is the lilt of the bird's.carol in the dawn. Love is courage. Love is hope. Love is sacrifice. Love is illusion. Love is courage. Love is the one thing that makes this gray old world go rounit-be thankful that you have found it, little woman, this pearl of great price. and don't keep trying to see whether it would melt if you should apply the right kind of acid to it. Copyright. 193C. Newspaper Feature Service. Inc. WOMEN MUST BE PATIENT, SAYS LADY ASTOR By LADY AFTOD. PARTS, July 16.-Woman suffrage can't be judged by the few elec tions that have been held within the last year. It will take a gener ation, at least, before women'" co operation in public affairs can be calculated. Until then women must educate themselves and work stead fastly and patiently toward their goal, which includes not only equal political rights but a better social body. Reforms come slowly. Only womn en can really reconstruct the world. All women should develop the best within them, study fearlessly the various issue. at stake and act sin cerely for the good of mankind. I have always felt it was natural fee women to take part in public life. My political career does not seem extraordinary to me. When my husband was in the Houee of Commons I worked for the same things that he represeilted. Both of us wanted our district to be one of the best administered in England. When he left the com mons for the house of lords. I be came a candidate in order to keep up his work. My presence as the only woman member may seem strange to the other members. per haps, but not to me, for I have ideas that I wish to see carried into life, and it is perfectly natural for me to stand up for them. Women must not try to force the issue. In political life they must work for whatever' is best for the State. Dy their wisdom in dealing with vital probtemis they conquer rond for their own advancement. e two go hand in hand. The more educated woman is, the better will her influence be. Ani as her ifluence becomes stronger and bet tor, her rights will inorease, Great Fails Pow Card For Ms By BILL This letter from a promij suggestions by so means new, Washington and its future: Whie sat Yer nevement ingtea (veferring to a est editor neef eamy water fres G FITT 11esort in 19 ? Wbea b by aids kesate endes. et Govermmat employes, u~emqtoe Sway get en This writer, wisely sees inn ington should the giant powei nessed and some/of its energi< poses. There was strong h< would be saved when Senalor Senate water power bill a larl the power of the falls as well Increasing the water supply of the Senate and gone to conf bright. Then the same old th whatever their motives, struc provided for an appropriation i TIGATION, to be followed by investigation is about to begin or fourth which has been i twenty years. Much will dep Bers report, but as a rule the less.junking of good money. In speaking on the subjec Senator stated that electricity ington from the falls at soi present cost of corporation-mi rent for commercial purposes now as anywhere else but the I it so cheap that manufacture numbers to obtain the benefite Washington business men all this to the District, and tl Congress to go forward with p] at Great Falls. They mat In the ' r*. holding hauds, They didn't ,, sb-dsru; And be w.s h g Cr's. N 1CI CARTZEL E. D. M., of Alexandria, notes that in the old Barleycorn days there was a saloonkeeper in that town named Sokum, and he lived up to his name. There are lots of people by other names who still soak-'em in other lines. At a well-known, resort close to washingtop I saw a (at lady L bathing. While she was not a replica of "September morn." she was in the last threes of the last minute of August. C. J. MENASCO. If we are going to start nomina tions of tabulating chiefs then it is our opinion that RERBERT J. McDONALD heads them all. He trained most of the other fellows. B. W., R. I. EPITAPHS. lie the body of Jonathon Pound. e rwto lost at sea and never was found. A paper bag held the remains of Jimmie ODay. That's all we could find when the smoke cleared away. off the doek dived brother Jim. And then found out he couldn't swliM. Here ]loth Jimothy O'Toole. H4 borrowed a feather to tickle a mule. Give my skates to sister Noll. There' not a bit of Ice in K-. IL J. DUVALL, Are the girls really having trouble keeping up the men's socks they are wearing these days? " So the poundmaster killed 11. 000 cats last year. BelIeve me, 3'd like to knowthe brand of soap they were made Into. On the subject of classification. I've been thinking of the job St. Peter han over in the happy bunt lug grounds. Just think of sort )ing out profitgers. gamblern, boot-leggers, homicides, peroxide blondes. o1d maids, wife beaters. politicians. - 11W H. How many remember "Duteh John's," at Seventh and D streets, wheg Harris' is now? How about RI 8, the counter man? H. B. G. DOYS AT DATHING DEACK. mini in, thetTidal nanin*E sfrine 'cock in the afttrnoon? 4om. fu cno who ner wet their feet ? I te. alise that there ar many mon wt fro..h themnelv. but that's ai sne 5> i,. any time of the day. Manager LEECH, of the Tidal Basin, informed me that owing to the crowds in the afternoon it's nec essay to fix morning hours for boys, but tat boys who may be ging to school or working until a r the middle of the day will be admitted to the pleasures if they wul present letters from their teachers or em ployers as to their occupation dur ing the morning hours. Mike died at sea. They didn't have anything to bear him down ezoept a large lump of coal. Pat. his com panion, looked on, remarking: "Mike, I knew you were going there, but I never thought you would have to fur nIsh your ownH Toal." CHN We figure that it will take a col ny of ants as ions to eat 1% pounds of butter as it will takei a mosquito with a cork leg to drill a hole in and drain a rain barrel If the barrel be full and tha holt be drilled three inches above the caer hoopm Bt G. C., M. C. a. ir as a Drawing nufacturers PRIE. ent Wahingtcala contains but at all times aiportant to ti hula, -so -g te Wash. a1), why 24e@ adeawn 60 the %ast F ,...as Par 011st LANO. United Atst as this mg ,*wring etabnhN ammawl 0o14 our ope 1ands ad em the who have het ess it p~~'wT.a fahu.il D. C. W- W. nense development for Wash of Great Falls ever be har II turned to commercial pur pe that this wasted power NORRIS had inserted in the Ie appropriation for utilizing as its huge flow of water for the District. Having passed Brence, the prospects looked ing happened. The conferees, k out the appropriation and )f $25,000 to make an INVES a report to Congress. That by army engineers, the third made in the past fifteen or md on what the engineer of so- investigations are more or t in the Senate, the Nebaska could be brought into Wash nething like one-fourth the ide electricity. Electric cur is as cheap in Washington 3reat Falls project would sell rs would rush here in large l. have not been unmindful of e community has long'urged ans' for saving the huge waste 'InaEEli SHE DOES. Does an Esftlish woman. residing in this country fifteen* years without naturalisation, become an American citizen; according to law, after marry ing an American citizen? E. G. Alien women who -marry Ameri cans automatically beconle American citizens. In da ppe. da Wash Tiona, In do lst pace, we ahina. Goeda atuL tor da harda work beana. Ther we .ve good old Hearda da neeas. 0 8 5T 14 0. AT IHE TIDAL BASIN. CRAIG WILTON gnd HUGH JOHNSTON we splendid athletes and also fancy divers. JOE PER RON, like PAT WOOD, is a good sport. BOWEN is our future cham pion fighter of the world, and BTEVE MAY is mighty interest ing. NORA. A is -fast carpenter; B me dium and C slow. A and B can build a house in 12 days; A and C the same house in 15 days; B and C in 20 days. It all three work together how long will it take them? DAVID CEPPOS. TOUGH ON THE BOYS. On C street northeast. between See ond and Third, there live several crabs and cranks. It small boys play ball in the street some one calls the police to stop the pleasure; if they play on vacant lots they are chased off there. Give the kids a chancel Get out and umpire for them. encour- j age them to do right. MRS. HELEN STREITZ. WifERE DID IT HAPPEN? Whe r a Jane go on the ca And bad to pay her. tare' From money in her MAtEARA Lady boards car with child. ras one tare. Conductor-"Is the child under five years of ago? Lady-"Why certainly he is." Boy-"Why. mother, you told a story. I was seven years old last May.' A. T. P. SHE OUGHT TO UK IN LUCK. I ought to have lots of luck. The' other day I found twenty tour-leaf clovers in my yard. PEGGY. The old tradition that a four-leaf clover bring. good luck is a mighty old one and some of our book bugs might know the origin of it. EDITOR. COINCIDENCES. EDWIN F. ROWLES thinks that readers might start a series of coinei dences if they will watch daily for them. He was impressed because he saw an auto with tag No. 17444 stand ing in front of 1744 0 street. what have you?, HIS AWFUL F ALL. . This Is about a bIg, strong, husky' chap -who allowed the lzards to get him. I saw him ,dancing out at Chevy Chase Lake: A wild Irish Lieut., with a wId Irish way And a bit of brogue whieb weed to chafm me. TWrs td. when he Arst leftthe army.ta I p.aw him again, with a beautiful wren, Whore the wilt 'o wiesps, frogs and sheet 'Midl the orchestra's strains, tell their trnubtes again Oh. E~.1~ Pm gad, sn, iiii fo r the fad W'aring trueh meno clothes and a kiss mer-tid pose, You're .!irpins, you've slipped. 3d, yeu',e dilucy.