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EDTORIAL, PA O3 NJheVI5 1~ ~ S.~w asvwm ftim on" f Who'sA N the first five days of Novemb injured in automobile accidents The Times asked five people ' *affic accidents in Washingtont" : Tbe, answers were the same in ea The writer of this article has spel matching traffic in various parts of 4 on would tend to show that: 1-Washington automobilists are 2-Washington pedestrians are, There are two classes of fast driv< 'tis of United States mail wagons. Inspection of police records revea "m Washington are due to persons : It is not, then, the fast driver i a If it is the careful driver who pa 'planation of the large number? The Times believes this is the ai tuot been trained to cross streets p In ninety per cent of cases in wh 'dents has been made, it has been fi able." Most of these accidents were unav< ,driver; many of them were direct of the pedestrian. It is high time .that we stopped finobilists and began talking about t dents through jay-walking. In one < A man walkug across Pennsyla northwest, reading a paper. A woman with two small chili New York avenue across the cur She was nearly caught between a Two women who started to cr of whom stopped midway, the mind, went on again, and finally Traffic was halted while they re Two children, their vision comi playing tit-tat-toe on a writing pa at U. A driver, known to be careful, w dangerous to themselves?" His response was immediate: "Cl vho dart into the street, and perso1 Dodging is disconcerting to the d /way or stop. Don't jump, don't r across streets, drivers will steer a know where you are going. If the traffic that has been obser of conditions in Washington, The (citizen aids are to be felicitated on But The Times respectfully recor Motor Corps that they do somethii to walk. We are only just beginning to u What will conditions be when th cars? Autocracy of Judges J .UDGE ANDERSON'S assump tion of autocratic power to for bid American citizens to d( what the law of the land expressly authorizes them to do is more law Jess and more dangerous than any =nere riot of misguided workers. A riot can destroy lives and prop erty. But this injunction strikes at the liberties of all of us, and by as much as our liberties are more pre cious than either life or property, this blow at them is more vicious and abhorrent to right-thinking men than is any riot. . If any statute undertook to for bid workingmnen to organize unions in a peaceable manner, that statute would be declared unconstitutional as soon as it was brought into the Supreme Court. But it happens that not only is there no such a statute, but that there is a statute-the Clayton law --which expressly puts it beyond the power of any court to hold labor unions to be unlawful corn 2binations or conspiracies. That is a Federal law. So that the ruling of .Judge An derson, who is a Federal judge, will seem to many people to override the Constitution not only, but actually to nullify the terms of an act of Congress whoac validity has never been questioned. We have often and often pointed out that this power to issue injunc tions andi to imprison men for con tempt without trial by jury is a usurped power, a power assumed by the judges, a tyrannical power which has no warrant in the supreme law of the land. and which is fit to be t Fault? sr, two persons were killed and fifty in Washington. 'What causes the large number of sh case: "Beckless driving." it several hours each day for a week the city. The result of this observa , for the most part, careful drivers. to an alarming degree, jay-walkers. ars-professional chauffeurs and driv ls that almost none of the accidents in either of these classes. rho causes accidents. rticipates in mishaps, what is the ex inwer: Pedestrians in Washington have roperly. ich full investigation of fatal acci und that "the accident was unavoid )idable from the point of view of- the ly due to carelessness on the part talking about the recklessness of auto raining ourselves to keep out of acci lay, the observer saw: rania avenue at Thirteenth street Iren crossing Fourteenth street at rent of traffic, instead of with it. street car knd a truck. ss Sixteenth street at I. street, one )ther started back, changed her stood still, too confused to act. covered and reached safety. letely obscured by an umbrella, Rd while crossing Sixteenth street is asked: "What pedestrians are most iildren, playing on the sidewalks, is who dodge." river of an automobile. Keep on your in. If you maintain a uniform pace round you. If you dodge, they don't ved for the past week is an indication Limes believes the police and their conditions as regards drivers of cars. amends to Captain Headley and to the ng at once to train the public how se automobiles these days. ere are ten or twenty times as many exercised only in a nation of slaves -and never in a nation of free men. We do not care a snap of the fingers whether the West Virginia coal miners are wrong or right in their contention with the coal opera tors. That has nothing to do with the real question, which is "Are we free men within the law or are we slaves to the whims and ukases of Federal judges?" There is just one way to settle the pretensions of these hired serv ants,. of ours who sit on judicial benches. That is to albolish, by statute, the usurped power to issue injunctions and to punish for contempt without trial by juiry. In the meantime this decree of Judge Anderson's should be tested promptly in the higher courts. Tax on Motor Boats. T HE Kitchin bill levied a war tax of 10 per cent on the first cost of all new "yachts," under which term it included motor boats save when exclusively operated for business purposes. This tax is as sessed once. In addition, there is an annual user's tax of $1 a foot on the over all length of each pleasure craft be tween thirty-two and fifty feet in length. There are in the United States at least 300,000 small craft used on an average only on week-ends during four months a year by folk of mod erate means for purposes of inno cent recreation. These war taxes bear crushingly on them and have almost destroyed the small-boat building industry, throwing thou sands of skilled artisans out of em ninement WATC Washington is full 06 slick agents c any thing from a stranger. Better e< rTHEY'RE HUMANl William Atherton Du Puy Dr. William Jewett Tucker, one-time president of Dartmouth College, preacher, founder of Aa dover House settlement work' in Boston. tells of the time when he went up into Vermont ana lived at a farmhouse for a wonderful summer. Everything about the place was easctly to his liking with the exception of the lack of the ap pearance of personal cleanliness on the part of the cook and the proximity of the dining room to the pig pen. So when the next summer ganme around, after visualizing all the possible places for spending a vacation. his mind wandered back to the Ver mont farm. He took his pen in hind and wrote the farmer, hargaining for hoard, and at the same time stating his two objections to the place. By return post came a letter from the farmer. The outstanding message it hore was couched in the following words: "Hannah has went," said the farmer. "and there ain't been a hog on the place since you left." When Mike McNally, of the Yankees, per 'ormed the unusual feat of stealing home during the recent World Series, it was an unkind stab to Hughey Jennings. You see Mike came from Minnoka, right near Scranton and a neighbor town of Pittston, and Hughey Jennings is from the same settlement. itats. tev O'Neil, ca'he fo lvlad rg natd tere an h ha bot*~ th bther and, unle n th gameo. *- v..,, Hughy Jening '* ave- Mcal his first big hance with the Detroi team'.'4 He nured the nemy, ingoe ish furlt oame ofic gthe bi Thetfint fromn tat hrander. thetpprc Lh dilrmamnterndw i hnton N aD r. Wilia JWtht Tunckaeretm pnresidn oar.Thmnuth Cee. peaher famon, of ai, koerise teTeyt woreI bostonl tiell op rth timerican chlee wentuato. mntan l(e'otapyrhouse21 fotratwondefl sumer. Everythin abvutct, place.a) AtYt i Mr. Mookraed Man, yroxuit wof the duineing.o Sot whf thr ie actsdue togie arond accoun isualiery dllar ossibutfe paks u fordig montlarm oae quoot higriene i hshe de wrote te youatoer. hatnn for intendan wit the sm tong ang dhino teo ohertiont tou thepland, y rhourn otct asketr from he armset Theoutann treatage witfe a chiuedain ter e ant accontinhg on evr late siennyoh left.'wth fowe te hnsuahl fet o takoe dfyurn theoecld orltad fori, it waoan mkind stabn Whyanto youno waneighor ton ofuittst aon. thd Yuhy oiug piy thom ti hen se settemet. The Iri--hcoy of thtouirtyisteerat. StWes. teve Ohei ca'othear ou Cleelnd yoig intdee nd he has boteboters and cutindm nclmes n he ame bro nttwiheue e chane mwnth then eti tea.H nursedithe whe the oysidro Mona, plraigt with the enmy. sntole hman hefrtgm o h i The fsth swalo yth1nn healdth e' ppdec o the masalumesean dw nWsigo HYOUR ffering quick riche8 fore nsult your own banker His Iditeria O. W OODFIIL. SAMI WOODFILL, Ameri ca's meanest hero, set ties all rag-chewing as to what, when and how to label the boys who lost the war for Germany. monicker which will stand without hitching. It will weather the test of fu ture wars about to be cal endared by the world's champion chin g- its. THEM what lookva beans in the face three times a day so America could evade the bonus issue, don't care to be called by any con tralto names sifted' from a co-educational index of bifocaled pronouns. SAM ate nineteen Ger mans in one meal. Then he rattled their bones at the rest of the goose-footed Heinies who retired purely on am' reuaina* canbl xrori Are h carnae wasawful 44OGBOS" "a lk /e, Bdls n "Samies"are erm to eneaig n see-cet puering quickhrichng orh hon-rltmmed honianker STRa AF eNt heroast tsn' all -he ings t Wohdftl wheited hodato lfbr. 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It isn't quite so simple then To smile and joke and sing. It simply isn't possible To cry your honore down And make believe you're nothing But an ordinary clown. No purchaser would take your wares If he helieved it true. And everyone who really cares Would may 'twas up to ynu To put the hest foot forward And never to admit Your trials and deficiencies But show your common grit. It's very well to lie a bit And talk of "humble me" When everybody knows that It Is false as false can be. So when you say "humility" Just spell It with a wink. For the world Is full of plutocrats Lews humble.than you think. 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Fu o that e n sulof j utd-oLTEAD es humbleth wnan y o hn. rsdi Oh.st'rngting tospiana thenaratrierc thWohen fay O*a the grizzly s nwwoler didas uanisd fomyurdor Teeve meerlgo crter i cis n Durin.gt.. a tudesora at Ilir.-- r e..e Possibility of a .5-Cent I Car Fare in District | By BILL PRICE. Statesmen who inaugurate legislation for the Distriot of Columbia in the House can not well be accused of having visions. Yet some of them, in considering long pending legislation for solution of the street car prob lems of Washington, hold out vague promises that "large financial interests" are preparing to enter this field, merge all the conflicting interests, and give us a 5-CENT CAR FARE. Action has once more been delayed pending develop ments by the alleged concern which is to confer upon the car-riding public such wonderful blessings. The first and most apparent thing is that Congress can not compel a merger of street railway and other interests and could not force existing companies to turn their properties over to a new company. It could merely authorize such a transaction, which might pos sibly be completed, as things now look, within the next eight or ten years. The hundreds of stockholders of the two companies operating in this field are the ones who must sanction a merger or agree to dispose of their holdings to a new company. And the bond holders would have something to say in any deal in volving the values of their investments. Those Congressmen who are fighting for municipal ownership of Washington's street car lines are, there fore, far-seeing when they declare that the latest talk is plain legislative procrastination. Greater New York only recently solved her trans portation complications by an enforced consolidation of all street railways-surface, underground and overhead -into one great system, to be owned by THE PEOPLE, who are the city of New York. Moreover the outcome of the consolidation is a guar anteed 5-CENT FARE and FREE TRANSFERS. Here we have an 8-cent cash fare and pay for transfers between the competing lines. If this can be done in New York, the center of vested interests in the United States, and newspapers notori ously representative of property rights praising it in highest terms, why can't municipal ownership be pro vided in the District of Columbia? City ownership here has long stood out as the simplest and easiest solution of a tangle which Con gress has been dallying with for years. The heads of the local street railways admit that Congress has full' power to take over transit properties here at fair value and do with them as it sees fit. As to practically all the other propositions before Congress the heads of the roads smile. because they know they will either amount to nothing in compelling relief for the public, or will be so full of legal flaws as to invite overturning in the courts. The old bogey of Government ownership is frighten ing lots of Congressmen who realize that the one satis factory solution here is municipal ownership. In many instances, too, there's a wholesome fear that "big inter ests'' back home would condemn 'men who voted for street railways to be owned by the people of Washing ton. Every encouragement should be given Congressional advocates of city ownership of local lines to go ahead in their fight. They have .all the logic and common sense of the situation with them. Their numbers have increased rapidly in the last year and will con tinue to increase. R. CHARLES M. WILLOUGHLBY, of Washington, will Mleave soon for Russia to become assistant to Col. W. N. Haskell, director of the American Relief Com ission. We hope that Mr. Willoughby wvill be given an oppor unity to see Russia. We hope that he may be permitted o tell the world of the conditions in Russia in which merica is vitally interested. Mr. Willoughby is a keen bserver of men and events. He will find the truth about ussia, and, if permitted, will be able to tell it without rejudice. Mr. Willoughby is not going to Russia as a publicity an; but, as a former newspaper man, he will be sure to eep his eyes open. When he comes back, we are likely to et the trnth aout Russia.