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.THE NATIONAL DAILY T HE W A SHINGTON TIMES ^AGU T, 1920
A Dissatisfied Wife What Shhul She Do? What Cau She Do? When they asked Samuel Johnson to walk in the oun. try ad admire the green fields he replied, "When you have sees ese green Sold you have seem green fields." EI suggested a walk in the crowded street, to study human types. Study and discuss one human type, a lady. She bobs up in the divorce part of the newspaper. Her husband, an American oooer in France, was gone two years. Patiently she weted, and all admit that she was all that a wife ought to be, with her husband three thousand miles away. When he got back she told him frankly that she did not want to hurt his feelings while he was fighting the Kaiser, but was bound to tell him now that she did not like him and never had liked him. "It was all my mother's doings, this marriage. You are healthy, not bad looking, young," said she in substance; "go and And a wife that will appreciate you and like you, for I can do neither. Candor compels this." The husband would not go. The judge told }he lady she could not have counsel fees and other allowances while busy proving that she ought to be set free. Everybody seemed to think the lady most unreasonable, rather a dis. grace to her sex than otherwise, in fact, although for two years, and without a husband within three thousand miles, she had been a perfect lady. Usually "everybody" is right, and probably the lady in this, as in so many coes, is wrong. She says her mother arranged the marriage, she never wanted it, and now she wants freedom. The world is pretty well agreed that she cannot have that. Her husband has not beaten her, failed to feed and clothe her, or, so far as anybody knows, has not misbehaved himself in other, more serious ways. As a midsummer discussion, we offer this question: WHAT SHOULD THE LADY DO? Can you MAKE yourself like what now simply bores you? If so, how? Is a man wise to get a judge to help him keep a lady that does not want to stay? Yes, undoubtedly, for marriage is a sacred thing. The world needs marriages MORE earnest, MORE tightly binding, not looser marriages. All that is known and admitted, but what shall this one lady do? Shall she try autohypnotism, saying to herself: "After all, what real difference is.there between one man and another? Go on and like him, you might as well." Shall she live, good, moral, and self-controlled, in a sort of dream, thinking what might have been, but probably wouldn't? Shall she be content, like the lady of Shalotte, to take it all out in petty discontent, at last to float out on the tide as a lady that never had what she wanted? If a woman finds that she made a mistake; if, unlike many men, she abominates deceit and hypocrisy, feels she must tell him the truth, what shall she do? If you think there are few men or women in the world asking themselves that question, you are ill informed. Men know how many men tire of life, of people around, the nearer the more tiresome, etc. Few know what WOMEN feel. Just how can the problem of the truthful, self-respect ing, but not happy, wife be solved? Is there any solution but RESIGNATION to fate a la Maud Muller? How can you make yourself like what you DON'T like. Is marriage sacred, even when it bores? By all means, YES. I Votes For Washington "The man who does not favor the restoration of the voting right to the residents of the District of Columbia is not a good American," Representative Daniel F. Minahan of New Jersey says. "I am try ing to be a one-hundred-per cent American, so I amn heart ily in favor of Americanisinlg our inhabitants at the Na tion's Capital. "Primarily, I believe that the District should have rep resentation In the House and Senate. Failing that, the peo pie here should have some form of self-government and at least a Delegate in both houses of the National Legis latur'e. "The right of self-determl- ' nation is-a basic American principle. Gem. George Wash ington and his tattered Con tinentals fought for it over REP. DANIEL F. MINAHAN the entire length of the proud old State of New Jersey, which I have the honor to repre r eat, in part, in Congress. I feel that if the question of re storing the voting right to the people of the District is ever submitted to the voters of New Jersey for ratification, the "Tea" vote will be about unanimous. "estens the ballot to the voteless Washingtonians and Hitoy -xp--in Ree- d IN To the Esditor of THE TIMES: When I hear the helpless protests of the needy, and see the willful quiescence of the others as regards the H. V. 1... 1 am led to believe that bhe present-day version of one of the fnest expressions in our history has been reversed to: "Millions for TRIBUTE; not one cent for DEFENSE." Respectfully. THEODORE HOFFMANN. Believes High Cod pies Will Breed Bolshvism. To the Editor of THS TIMES: Papers I read are not making any reference to the intolerable and un bearable coal situation. R. O. M. steam coal is being qutoted at from $9 to $11 per ton at mines. Last year 'e thought it high at half this price. Why should not the coal producers be forced to show their profits? Is it any more reasonable that they should be allowed to rob the public than the small grocer or clothier? NowneC ehaeBlhvs niet etc Th- epe r ie nd waryof ein plndeedand. etesoe to the Euditr HisuggestiossFor thevTid. To tho EdItor of THE TIMES: Wthasen ugrsthed elats aproet ofte nedyarond the edgewoflthe quiscencte Tfdhe othasin, wouldard t hep to aledh to theree ftra vtm; presntha vecoupoleone ofsddes fied ereon wnou bhisuote h etien eee g t: simesfo tempting tor Tg Uet notroft Te fotr dayNSearydr"e asatteedf, n rahed myhan Tor the Edtor of t TIEveaS:ms u Per. wa redorth aing han y rernce o the intoldabf, and un sam oalni eingusted a hfdrom de ton 11 er to pul mein atya weThought it highatnalfpeinpce. n belfored tohowan thi areonlya fsait anymmore resonabl thavtey holm be aloedeno ro rte ubiouhn the Noa oter rwe haveulolprevtsa sentiect.ec."Teeo - are.'"e his te ofaTire Tannoy Boetnue. To the Editor of TifE TINESt Iths eend suggected tad garope, vuspene aonroun the ped eo thaie atdts afbot the Bservoude ma big hepo wll whoe gotre fat sim:dursng thar. am al othdersof ifailor' toresolder'ulduty ite pro fctiv iunr aepn thetermmhs fonr smratig und thrarms and from d attemptingduttegeteon us rft. At aTher ehrday., neld drungede fter sw iems wing to ake. ws atupraft. anrce my hsnd ove brther opafvi seerar, times bu uh yand l rs ah olde f. andatI was soo dvehabrtedind muhtondu toe Thi frmon ronlexeiet. n I bvlieventhatimgny whosare tnlysfai mmer like maslfhae ad aimpa Oppor 11 I G IT - 0 - -q * o LOTS OF F15gg ABOUT ROLL-1 )PS AND NO(KS. Why all this talk about wom en wearing roll-tops and socks Men have it on women along thie line. Why should ' anyone ob ject to a person being cool? It's not necessary to have pink and blue rosettes to bttract attention. Curb lizards whc stand on cor ners looking for different colors of rosettes have little to do, in my opinion. I'm no old maid. I have just had my dresses put down to cover my toll tops and pink ro settes. - T. D. If the authorities would put some thing on the floats at the Tidal Basin to prevent bathers from slip ping and risking their lives (malnY have fallen) it would be appreciated. WAYCROSS, H. S. N. Latest problem for H and S nuts: Find the velocity of cork stopp"r ejected from jug of hootch containing G) per cent. MILO HI. ALEXANDRIA and WASHiNG TON BOYS AS LOVERS. The contrnoversy over whether Alex andria or Wa.-iingtoni bo s are the best lnvers is becoming exciting. MARIlE T. MILDRED L.. and HEl.EN 'sy they concur in the belief that as lovers the Virginia princes have no equal, not excepting rake eaters and all others." ME:AVIN .1. SPALIIN'. puts in 'a claim for fellows of the Torpedo S4hop of the Navy Vnrd ile snys tiey are -esi artists in li mng. and roubil live those --pun, V'irginia birds man' pointers." a N ; , president of th' A rrow enci 'lub. ce for an nppor'tunity to prnve superiority nf the Washing ton expernts. And here's the hottest anaswer of all from Alexandria girls: "Aliexendr'ia girls, do not travel with any nuch alckl'y. sentimental chaps as describedt by (leorge town girl.. Those boysa do not know how to paddle a canoe In real water. If these' hove evar got down as far ac Alexandrie. where there is water, they would fall nyerboard. In the second place Alexandria boyS are sports. not cake-eaters. When they take a girl nuit they have more to spend than the evening. Thtey are not mushslingers and mean what they say. They really love a girl if' they tell her so. and are not pretending. It's touagh on thte Washington girls, encouraging those poor little thin-necked boys in their bad habits. (let yourselves big-hearted. broad - shnuldered Alexandria boys who are sincere." Memnbers of the Heruel Cidb of Wahington are described as "per-fect lovers" by a young lady w ho says she know. There's a girl's club in this city called the I. W. W., whatever that means, and one of them writea elev er article. for another club's paper Why doesn't she vrIt uomsething fe good eld H and 58 tunity! HI. MIND's IN THE PART. Who remembers the little signs In front of the big mirror it downtown bar rooms' U R Free to come. Free to think, Free to pay for what you drink; Free to sit for an hour or no. And, when uneasy, free to go. G. T. BRASHEARS. C. J. M. and J. R, M. saw promi nent Washington merchant's ear parked near a telephone pole on the road to Chapel Pit, Md,, he told his friends he was there to "keep out of the rain." IN THE scaOO1.s. Teacher--Who knows the meaning of the abbreviation N. B.? Pupil.-In front of a MODERN saloon it means Near Beer; in refer ence to the late John Barleycorn Not Yet Buried; in front or back of a political party platform New Bluffs, New Bulls, et ale de similibus; It is ean found In the beginning of the figheethAmnden toteUie Stte tontiuton it ipt 4hr towr r Pbii as esol ge0o himidtakwyth amnmnteitsvnwhc as h abbrvia~ion impl meas Noe o PRO MINDS TEL 'E PAW.R Wo eembAthI' th lift einaih. Youte r 'em biga mror p" ow.w Ya o el'm,; aemyhm' tobg ByDrAe toNBN-o ht o dik Free tolt m, anaa hou otrc oth ndwenehfeet.o Ta. te. 'm, andrrv. acrsa roi neunte Wa'itonubeo mecatsearit pake eau tell',paephcone ouen the ro to 'm Chaedi oinet, you, hve out f th ,e rWinT Te ter-'eWOia kn.,w an' theng Byth P aGGT-eistelt N.m cB? e yuv saoo it eanion youree itrng.eer BytA BurEd inE frn-rbako Nou tll, e. uica yn'e gontlbs tht pirs Taugteelt A'emenat, yt'e the ie $atnte olttmldeer it'r i putjher ou warn 'm. Peuli, inou'e o he fhourl. Vaumedm'em, niike, in'v whit cae thel abbeition'em simply mu'the Nombeno. ou Bues:m harefureencte hte TAchr ,nerrup.tyng)'sit asow. YO tell'm oTEry, yo've gotA cae. By '.HErLYO You tell 'em, bl. .lp phe I r. You tell 'em, Ather I'e n th S citenot. y IONARDZ TAT--r Yoil tell 'em. sednarI'mnst, youep. l -e tell 'em, me, yum too bft. y AM. N. D. Yu tel 'em rfe. Fm r 'not alenugh. T u tell em , eer t nem ae. l' un Yo el' a prn cltch, you 'v run ho Yo u tell '1wm, s'ickinbe you hget h -7W -woo 'BEAREDT TR.G TO ROADWAY." (By Jimmy Ceilitn.) Buddle Budd from old Broeadway tame to WaahingtOs to star. Bisnes. ot coarse. was to blame. Otherwse he'd sever Name. missed New York. se he looked 'round. 'Pill the brightest spots he'd found. Hadn't been here very long Till he had himself a song. And here's the soag he sans To his cake-eater gang. (Chorus. ) well, when I walk. Just let me walk down F street. Cause all the girlie girls are there. And when I talk Just let me talk of t street. It makes ma dream of old Times square. And when I eat. Just let me eat on F street. And let the music sweetly play. And when I sleep. Just let me dream et F street. Cause It's the nearest thing to old Broadway. "PEGGY" and "BETTY" think they know who the mysterious Mile H. is. That he is a bachelor is ex citing great interest. THE FREE JUMP ROPE. LENAH GLASSMAN reminds us of the days when shoe stores presented with each pair of shoes bought a jumping rope for chIldren. The most useless thing may be aglass-eye at a key-hole, but nobody could be busier than a one-eyed man walking down F street any pleasant afternoon. GOAT-GOWTERP. No. 1-The friend we take 1o the movIe; finds he has seen the picture and proceeds to tell you all about it before It begins. No. 2-The guy who starts "funny stuff" on an excursion just because thern are many strange girls he thInks he will make a h't with. RI. .1. N. FRED VgWRACK, KESSLER KEIDICK ed ED. J. MACKWIZ have discovered who is the Beau Brummel of the night force of the Census Office. 'nRADUR-W A DOORNAIL." This must be explained hy somebody who may know: why is a doornail deader than any thing else? Where did thet ex pression, "Deader's a donrnail" nriginate? 'HILO (G. "PUAC. PROURU5U. PRO5PURITT." 'There can be no peace until the United states quits fooling with Eu ropean polities; discontinues lolling |Japan how far she can go in SIberta, stops teling lt'aiy what she can or can not, do; and lets England. Frasne attend to their own oil combination. while we attend to our own affairs. There can he no progress until we get law-makers who wilt look after the people's interests and welfare in stead of playIag polities from the tap of the gong. There ean be no prosperity until we all quilt the windjammer's union end go to work. TEXAS. A certain member of the Miami Baseball teeln bats lefthanded te be nearer Aret base, say R. 3. 3., C. V. V.. andu f. (.9N The Threatened Strike of the Municipal Employes eess Narss W~b k ei se Ge lete by The Write MaU. By BILL PRICE. The charge that the District Commissioners have broken faith with municipal employes in wage promises is a most serious one. It is made by ROWLAND B. MA HANY, Acting Secretary of the Department of Labor, So licitor of that department, and one of the conciliators in the wage controversy which is causing the City Employes' Union to threaten to strike. It is seconded by JOHN B. 0OLOYS, another conciliator of the same department. Mr. MAHANY is a former member of Congress and, as Solicitor of the Department of Labor, holds a most responsi (le position. Commissioners KUTZ and BROWNIA)W pronounce the accusation "unqualifiedly false," stating that whatever promises the late General Knight, Engineer Commissioner, made as to equaling the wages of Navy Yard employes in no way bound them, and that they have made no such prom ises. General Knight, they reiterate, would not attempt to bind his successors in office. The charge is doubly serious when uttered to employee threatening to strike, going far toward incensing them against the Commissioners in refusing at this time to meet the Navy Yard scale. President Wilson appoints the District Commissioners and Mr. Mahany. Somebody is gravely in the wrong. It would appear to be the proper thing for the White House to ascertain the facts and act accordingly. There are several vitally important points in the con troversy. The City Employes' Union hue been under the impression that the engineer department of the municipal government was to pay its members substantially the same wages as paid at the Navy Yard. It does seem fair that the wages should be closely akin. Both the Fedetal and District governments should et an example of paying as liberally for man's work as possible. There is no shortage of appropriations. The Commissioners are able to pay more if they desired, although their appropriations are not bountiful. The Commissioners, however, are the best judges of their finances and of the attitude of Congress toward Dis trict appropriations. The fact that statutory employes of the municipal gov ernment were refused living wages by Congress has nothing to do with this controversy. Because one body of men are denied justice is no reason why other men should not receive the best wages possible to be paid. The only proper thing for the city employes to do is tq fight with moral weapons for their claims. The Commis sioners have promised that they will again take up the ques-. tion of wages when the Navy Yard board revises Navy Yard wages in August. That's not so long away. If the City Employes' Union strikes, it will lose, and many good men will be out of positions they will not find it easy to obtain elsewhere. Non-strike organizations of city employes to better their wages and working conditions are not objectionable, but the public does not take well to the idea that a union has the right to seize the municipal gov ernment by the throat in a strike. It is but a step from throttling the Federal Capital to throttling the Federal Government. And so it might just as well be understood now that a strike of employe" involving the health and, to some extent, the safety of the city of Washington will be a failure. If there are cool-headed men in the organization, they will know what to do. One thing behind the attitude of the Commissioners is, doubtless, the fact that they have several times before been threatened with strikes by this union. They have probably concluded that the question of whether the municipal gov ernment is to be run by employes or responsible heads might as well be settled now as at any time. It's a pretty bad thing for a great municipality to feel that it may be grasped by the throat at any moment by its own employes. ITHE CROW'S NEST As Rev. John Norberry sits in the PoiiinCniaewtis., President's chair at the White House mnshmeft h rsete before the unused desk and prays for wmnvtr ftecuty s'i the day "whem the President might besidttwhnheorhadout restored to full health and strength," onn eawyshntefml America joins with him. washing hanging on the line. Noting the fair promises of Charles Speaking along the line of peace. Ponsi, our modern Midas, and the way progress and prosperity, a lot of vs our Uncle Samuel Is scuffning through remember htow we used to meet a the assets. we moay now look for the porterhouse steak once in awhile, but list of widows and orphans who do- nowadays such an occasion would sired to partieipate in' the melon cut- surely be as expensive as launching ting, a debutante into the social whirl. Persc semsTHU FAMILY NARKET UA5KnT. R. I. Ge(In. P. an extinct word. Wat Hardin of -+- Kentucky. (la r g oyle has-+ been given back t o H ngcs to the musty ages. Chrtne d a n dg ~t tae fWatkins are truing tailor to amoake to Dbrea isding but some men. - eei on i -o---best to break out, The Hehensoli- ') with his comrades. erns have never f1 impressed t h e, DonnTft, world with ex ,/ Down the Tiftom. hibttions of back- . wIa y avena bone, but when ,meetings of a fish everythinlg is maid ing club every time on the point in i i- some member is ro beadmitted that otdtohv e Joaehim leads the purted ave jsgo list. (From the Nemphis ('ommereisi Appeal.' bait.-. Speaking of "keepingf us out of A man can't roh his wife, rules a war,' it looks as though the Ad- Florida judge, but a lot of us, regard ministration has pledged itself to at- Ig 'safety first" highly, resolve not ways give close attention to olen, to take advantags of the ritling. 1,seard ood.Some athletes do take a long time As we see King 14esal of the to eome around to form, we think, as Syrians ducking out the back doot of hr 'et t hltruddy annune his palace and hedin toward the l thap te. Aheisaegtigit Garden of Allah, we can't help think ing of the fate of that other potentate 'Tma pit thtln ron, ofth of other days, Abdul As, who, after alled uphoon of aseigon tho thee the irrench landed on him, beomte chu~rch world Mtovesnent was a noble Abdual Aswus, and wondering why he dlream which became a nightmare.