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INOWNCOIN, PALMER'S PLAN No "Little Germany" Want ed Here, Says the Alien Property Custodian. Secret testimony of A. Mitchell "Palmer, Alien Property Custodian, before the Appropriations Commit '?? Thursday waa released yester day. Mr. Palmer in urging that the German-line piers be taken by <tie government, and that all German Property in this country be put un der the hammer, alleged: I. That th? German empire haa put aa industrial and commercial < hain across this country and through our insular possessions." 1. That one great American In dustrial city is a "little Germany, with seven or eight entirely Ger man-owned mills and from som? o* which th? American flag never fiew" until' we took the property? in charg?. m 3. That the Kaiaer through Herr Albert Ballin held stock ln the Ham burg-American laine. 4. That "tbe Uta* bas come when the ownership of acme of these great German properties should be permanently separated from Ger man capital and that tbe enemy might aa well know now that the connection which she has been able to maintain with American indus try and commerce is broken not ?imply ' for the, war, but broken never to be resumed." 5. That the cash for which the property would be sold would be the only thing to be considered in a peace treaty. , *. That as it is at preaent, the Alien Property Custodian is merely piling up "hundreds of millions and enormous profits" for German own era. Mr. Palmer issued a statement saying that notturne in the amend ments he has proposed change the definition of "enemy." The only person.? whose property would be affected, are. first, persons, firms and corporation resUlinf. and doing business within new or old enemy territory; and second, resident alien enemies now internetl. "No action," says the statement." ia contemplated which will affect the money, bank deposits, postal savings or other property of sub jects of enemy countries resident within the t'nited States." War Garden Scrapbook The Washington Herald has omemet a War Carde? D?part aient 1? charge at expert agrl ??Hartsts. who will assist th? reader? mt thla paper in every PMalbl? way lo raise bnmprr war ?vpa thla ?sanacr. The Herald 1? pat.ll.hln? dally garde? leu??? aad hint?, which will appear I? every lane at thla ??per ??til crop? are harreated. Why n?? be a aystCMatie and scienti??- war gardener thla ?e? '-??? ??d fellow the?? artici?? dally f ???Id It ?et h? a? excellent ??ggextl?? ta ?tart a WAR I.AR DEJf SCRAPBOOK f Clip ?at dally hint*, paste them I? a baak aat yarn will soon have a enm alete gardea guide, arranged dally In the arder I? which yen will he ???at apt lo need H. ??Sin ? WAR GARDEN HCRAPBOOK TODAY. This Fake "British Fleet" Fooled Fritz Seven Months ?_ w ...af ; l3.*v.v...? - ? - - - Ma ? ' * // ? '? ' ly Warships? Naw! Just decoys. For seven months they fooled the Fritzes. They're made out of bum wood and the "guns" haven't even got holes through them. Look closely and you will see what a crude incitation this fake fleet is. But it was good enough to keep the Germans fooled while British warships were acting as convoys. Fnally the decoy drew the Germane from their haven and lured them to Kephalo, where thc British destroyers fay in wait to open fire. In the fight which followed the German flotilla suffered severely. CIVIL SERVICE CLUB WILL PIVE DANCE New Organization of Federal Em ployes Plans Entertainments. A dance for its members, to ba given in Pythian Temple, April 11. will be the first entertainment offered by the new elub of Civil Service employ?? of the War and Navy Departments, recently launched. Dances, picnic.". excursions and '?ports are some of the things ^planned by the seventy members already in the new club. Approva! of President Wilson has been asked by officers vi the club, in a letter sent to the Whue House yesterday. A meeting* of the officer*: of the club will be held Tue.-day evening at the residence of the president, Herbert Wetnheimer, SK F street northeast. Every Civil Service employe in both the War and Navy Departments, the Food Administration. Fuel Adminis tration, Council of National Defense, and all bureaus and commissions un der the War and Navy departments, will be pent invitations to become members in the new club, in a drive for a membership of 5,000. Officers elected in addition to Mr. Weinheimer are Harold A. Curtis, of the Adjutant General's office, first vice \president; Helene C. Wollf, of the Ordnance Department, second vice president; Miss Ruby Paul, Signal Corps, corresponding secretary; Frank l?rescher. Ordnance Department, re cording secretan ; Hebert Solomon. Signal Corps. financial secretary ; Clair Pennington, Signal Corps, treas urer, ?nd Fred I* Clark, of thc Engineer Office, sergeant-at-arms. William Spear, of the Signal Corp.?". 119 D street northeast, is chairman of the membership committee; other members are Mis? M. S. Yoex, SCO F street northwest; Miss Catherine I.?ine. Sixth and R streets, and Misa K. Dinkin, Engineer Corps, Winter Uuildlns. IV and Navy Ne Biesl Service Column The Navy Department is In receipt of a completely equipped submarine chaser, the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Stotesbury, of Philadelphia. The donors have announced that the de stroyer was constructed especially for their son. who holds tibe rank of en sign in the navy. Students In land-^rant agricultural Colleges whose class standing places ' then? in the upper third of the senior class have had a new way opened to | them by which they may enter the ; military service. Provost Marshal ? Crowder has instructed governors of j various States that these students may enlist In the Quartermaster's Reserve Corps and will thereupon be consid ered as part of the military establish, ment of th? Cnited States and be placed in class 5 by their local boards. Four more regiments of cavalry ln addition to the complete cavalry di vision of the regular army will be or ganized as a result of recent orders from the War Department. Gen. Pershing has recommended an enlargement of the cavalry personnel, and this action has been decided upcr. to meet the standard of cavalry strength outlined as necessary by him. The names and place of organization of the new regiments are as follows: Three Hundred and Eighth, Fort Douglas, l'tah; 309th, Fort Sam Hous ton. Tex.; ;ilOth. Fort Ethan Allen, Vt?; 3Uth, Fort Riley, Kan.; 3I2th. Fort Myer, Va. Funeral rites for Dr. John T. John son, who fought with Col. Mosby a Rangers, or Forty-third Virginia Cav-1 airy, and whose death occurred Thurs- | day afternoon at hi?, home, the Ai- ! gyle, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist ? War Garden Lessons Prepared by Staff Of The Washington Herald's Food Experts Ihe Herald's garucning ex perts will tell you how to start and care for a profitable war garden. Below is an in troductory lesson; others will follow all during the garden ing season, solving for you every garden problem.?Edi tor. A few tools, some seed, a plot ot ground and ? little work makes a garden. Nature supplies sunshine and rain. The garden will give you vegeta bles to eat. thereby cutting your food cost, and at the same time re ducing the nation's transportation | and distribution troubles. Any person can make a garden; It requires little technical learning. A, child of 10 nr so can do it. The work, aside from the spading, isn't hard. For perscahs employed indoors garden work is the most healthful | recreation they can nnd?better than golf. One needs s iake. a hoc. spading fork, watering can. For a large garden, say the size of a vacant lot. a wheel cultivator com?*.? in handy. It will insure more ir**?iuent culti vation, for It Is less tiring than a hoe. The lawn hose may be used In extra dry weather to supply needed moisture. The hoe should be nar row, preferably forked, to get near to plants without hurting their stem*. For a dollar a whole garden tool outfit tan be bought: 12 for the ?am? tool? will insure setting bet ter and longer lasting quality. After the ground is once spaded, a child ts strong enough to do the work. Large plots] like vacant lots, should be plowed. A man with a team will plow the ground for a . ouple of dollars or so. If yoo can arrange with several gardeners ts have your plowing done when they have theirs, the cost will be les?. Breaking up of clods, raking and ?owing takes an hour or so an even ing for several days. Thereafter, a half hour's work in the garden ?every evening, or early morning, will keep the weeds down and the soil culti vated. Spraying and sprinkling is easy and requires little time. Tou may need fertilisers. A good neighbor gardener can tell you by examining your garden soil. The best fertiliser for the backyard garden is comjpon stable manure, which, with a wheelbarrow, you often can set for nothing At most U will cost you a dollar or two for the ?verage-sised back yard. Prepared commercial fertiliser?, concentrated, may be purchased at seed stores. Any fertiliser intelligently used will return principal and interest in larger food crop?. Ia other garden lesson? the sub ject? of soil, spading, fertilising, ? uftivating sowing, planting, will be ? a ken up. Cut this lesson out and save it for j tuin-e' reference. She's Oldest War Gardener Mra. TJ-*a>a> Edwards eaanins ?omr ?.f the produci? she raised I? her ml??? ??ria? las? ?pai. ?W? Kardrn last year Oberlin. Ohio. March S?If every war gardener in tbe country does as much- as Mrs. Thomaa Edwards of this college town there wilt be no fear of a food shortage, for Mrs. Edwards, at M, looks after a war garden that does many surprising things. Her fall plowing she had done months ago and she is only waiting for Oie weather man to allow her to start things growing again this year. Last year Mrs. Edwards canned a great deal of vegetable*-, she, not only ailed her own Daatrv ahclv?a?*ui she had great fun^urprlsing her children. , grandchildren and great-grandchil dren at Thanksgiving time by sending them baskets of good things to eat. This remarkable woman comes from Wales where, next to singing, garden ing is the national occupation. But to be sure she would make no mis takes, Airs.- Edwards sent to the Na tional War Garden Commission at Washington for a war garden 'primer which thc commission is sending out free to auyone who sends a two-cunt sU.au> to ?oajr the posta?? Church, followed by interment ln the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore. Dr. Johnson had seen a strenuous and exciting military career. Though very young at the outbreak of the civil war. he was fired with the fight ing spirit and enlisted with the fa mous Mosby Rangers when 16 years old. During the war he was taken prisoner and confined at Fort Warren until the end of hostilities. All Confederate veterans have been asked to attend the funeral services attired In uniform. Thc deceased veteran was ?9 years of n?a at the time of his death, and Ui survived hy his wife and two daugh ters. ? ^ Nathan Hazon, who entered the employ of the Ordnance Depart ment in 1879, and who during that time has performed a wide range of ?services in connection with that bu reau, has now been promoted to chief clerk, succeeding John J. Cook, of this city, who bas held that position since 1882. Mr. Cook Will remain in the same office, per forming general duties of a super visory nature. Mr. Hazen is a native of Penn sylvania and first entered the gov t run-lent -service as a copyholder in the Printing Office in 1S87. At the expiration of two years he secured a transfer to the War Department, ?ith the designation of ordnance sergeant, and for 39 years haa ren dered constant and efficient service with the Ordnance Division. Three assistant secretaries of war in.-t?-id of one as at present are authorised by a bill which recently passed the House, providing for the two additional secretaries with sal aries *'f i i ..".on per annum. The bill ?ill now go to the Senate for its approval, and favorable action by that body is anticipated. Friends here were notified yes terday of the death of Rear Ad miral Thomas Perry, retired, which occurred Thursday at Southern Pines. N. C, where he was spend ing the winter. Admiral Perry was widely known in naval circles and had a large number of acquaint ances in this city. He was a grad uate of A une pu lis. having finished his course there in 1865. Though his present home was at Port De posit. Maryland, he was born at Klniira, New York, and was 74 years of age. Three thousand soldiers at Camp Upton. Xew York, warmly applaud ed Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of the President, who entertained them with a wide selection of" songs at the Y. M. C. A. auditorium Thurs day night. Miss Wilson was greet ed with a capacity house, which proved to be thoroughly apprecia tive of her efforts to bring enter tainment and pleasure to men whose camp life deprives them of many opportunities of enjoyment. Miss Wilson is now on a singing tour of the eastern camps under the auspices of the Y. M. C ?., and Is receiving the highest praise for her laudable efforts to brighten the lives o? soldier boys. ? One of the largest drill halls in the world is nearing completion at the Great Lakes Naval Training Sta tion, near Chicago. When completed t?.c hall will accommodate 8.COO men, ctnd it will be possible to maneuver .1,000 at a time. The hall Is 600 feet long and 100 feet wide: It will also be used for entertainments, and In the northern end there is a stage 100 by 60 feet in size. Pour residents of this city have re ceived commissions as lieutenants In the Officers* Reserve Corps or in the national army, as follows: Harold R. cirant, to be a first lieu tenant in the Qua ? te r mas ter Corps, national army. Richard Melsworth Alley, 1106 Con necticut avenue, to be a first lieu tenant in the Sanitary Corps, na tional army. Thomas P. Pendleton, of the United States Geological Survey, to be a sec ond lieutenant In the Engineer Corpa,, national army. John KUlon Shepherd, to be a second lieutenant in the aviation section. Signal Reserve Corps. Arthur Jamea O'Connor, of College Park, Md.. second lieutenant In the aviation section^ Signal Reserve Corps. FOOD PRICES SHOW GERMANY SUFFERING The seriousness of th? cost of living problems in Germany Is shown in figures announced by the Depart ment ot Labor. . It is stated 5J.lt per cent of the average German family's expenditures Is paid for food. Fresh meat is scarce and conserved meat? are high in price. Fish is two and ?G half to four times higher than in peace times. Potatoes are being substi tuted for grain, and substitutes of all kinds'are being ueed. ??speclally by the poorer classes. Jam largely has taken the place of butter and oleo taarttxitm. HOUSTON TO REVISE WHEAT STANDARDS New Plan Lets Exacting in Require ments on Moisture. Tentative revised standards for wheat under the United States Grain Standards Act were announced by the Secretary of Agriculture yesterday. The standards are less exacting in their requirements, especially wii?i reference to moisture, mixtures of wheat of different classes, inseparable foreign material and rye mixtui* s than are the present standards wntrh have been in effect since July 1, l'*>17. The revision is the result of eighteen public hearings held by the depart ment in November and December, 1917. and before final action is taken upon the standards five public hearings, to be presided over by the Secretary of Agriculture, the chief of the B-jreau of Markets, or some other represen tative of the department, will be held to afford the grain trade opportunity to discuss the proposed standards. The hearings are an follows: March 14, assembly room. Bourse Building, Philadelphia, Pa.; Man h ?, assembly room. Board of Trade Bulg ing, Indianapolis, Ind.; March IS, ban quet hall. Coates House, Kansas City, Mo.; March 1$. assembly room, Cnam ber of Commerce, Spokane, Wash. ; March 21, assembly room. Court House. Minneapolis, Minn. Farmers, miller*?*,, merchants, inspec tors, warehousemen, carriers and other Interested persons are urged by the department to be present And present criticisms and comment,??. Change in the former standard.-* is largely due to war conditions wh';h have brought about fixed prices tor wheat and substantial elimination of competition in it* marketing. Militili; and baking industries have been put upon a new basis. L'nder preseiit abnormal conditions mixtures of d'f ferent classes of wheat, admixtures of rye and other factors which vitally influence color, textures and loaf vol ume Of bread, do not p..?y nearly so important a part in the market ing of wheat as under pre-war condi tions. It costs more to live?so you must increase your earning power. Why not advertise In the classified adver tising colufcns of The Herald for a better position? CHICAGO GETS PREPARED FOR BILLY SUNDAY ?Advance Forces Find Many Windy City Recruits for Assault Upon Satan. Chicago. IH?, March 8.?The might of Billy .Sunday already has been felt ln Chicago, Fifty-seven converts are' aw < hia arrival bere to shake hie ? han j Chicago is ln a whirl of meetings, j rehearsals and tbe rush of final pre parations for the ca ? ? pai g ? of the great evangelist aoon to begin. Billy comes to Chicago from Washington, where he fought for eight weeks and vanquished the powers of evil ander the eaves of the Capitol < h lea g? Boasts. Though he addressed Cabinet mem bers. Representatives and Senators, and some of the moet prominent men in the world In his Washington cam paign, Chicago haa promised a re sponse to his efforts that/Will put to shame all of his other campaigns. Several members of the Sunday party already have arrived in Chi cago, including Dr. James E. Walker; Miss Florence K. Whltbeck, of Syra cuse, N- Y . Miss Frances E. Miller and Miss Grace Saxe, director of Bible study on the platform of the Taber nacle four afternoons each week im media mon. Meetings held so far total 4.070 with an attendance of 2S.-UC. and Ribl?- t-laes I attendance has more than doubled in : many churches^f the ? ity. it was an I nounced todayuy Rev. Otis G. I>ale at the clearing house meeting of min isters and iaymen of co-operating churches held in the Y. M- C. A. "Forces that Win" will be the sne , rial sermon Billy will deliver op*_-n I ing special meetings of young p? ople ? of high schools and colleges, to be j held in the Tabernacle. The first of j these meetings will be held neat i'-i day. March ??. j Street car companies of the city ? evidently believe in Billy's pulling j power. The hicago Surface Unes have built a spur in Chicago avenue, ?opposite the tabernacle, in which twenty-five cars can he kept These cars will be run out as fast as loaded company officials announced. Polire Arrange ment?. Police arrangements in and around the ia .?-? n.tf le have not \* t l?*-en completed, aforran A. Collins, acting first deputy superintendent of police, raid yesterday, however, there would be plenty of uniformed and plain clothe? men in evidence about the tabernacle daring the campaign. Already applications for Mock reser vation? for meetings at the taberna cle have begun to pour upon Mi.ss Whitback, sercetary of reserva tions. "I'll make reservations for from twenty-five pers-ms to thous ands.'* she said upon her arrival, "but we must have the applications in writing." Mrs. Thomas R. ? ..yon has heen made chairman of the women's work during the campaign and Mrs. George W. Dixon heads the extension com mittee; Mrs. Henry Baus? her has been appointed head of the luncheon di vision hy Dr. Walker; and all com mi ttee.T are rapidly Hearing complete organization and will he running .??moothly when the campaign opens here. Six thousand dollars already has been pledged. The sum was forth coming at ihr dctiicatkm meeting in the tabernacle Sunday, and the report received today at a meeting of the extension committee was haleo. with enthusiasm. With campaign workers tn a whirl of work the stace is rapidly i-eing set for what they hope and declare will be a new mark in the history of Rilly Sunday campaigns. ," ? ?tey*m%*A*e?*a,%aj*y*eme?meaye*mr**yb**^ ??UwMimS li ?_ : Get the New 1 ! ? March Victor ? and I Columbia Records from HUGO WORCH % earn 1110 G St N. W. amsasayaaaama*mMtemtaasaam0??metes?asam^ CABLE NEWS BRIEFS A Budapest telegram reports that the flour ration in Hungary; j will shortly be reduced. ? * . The newly formed Hungarian government part*, under De | Wekerle, is called "The Forty-eight Constitution Party." I ? ? * Two men have motored from Krcmantle (Wcstirn Australia} to Sydney, approximately 2,600 miles, in 170 hours and a half*, . which is a "record." ." ? ? ? ? Senhor Augusto de Vasconceflos, at present Portugut-se mm? ] ister at Madrid, has been appointed Portuguese minister in Lon- ? don. ? ? * A Serbian cortimuniqur reports that in the occupied territories, oi Serbia all Serbian books and manuscripts, whether in public or private collections, are taken away and burnt, and the use of the Serbian language, even in private letters, is strictly iorbidd?n. ? ? ? A telegram from Zurich to the Matin states that the ? lam 01 Kavaria, alter conferences with Field Marshal von Hindenburg and Gen. von Ludendorff at general headquarters, arrived yestrr ?lav at Stuttgart, where he had a long conversation ?ith the King of Wurtemberg. ? * ? lu ilie course of his speech in the Hungarian lower house on Wednesday last Count Andrassy said: "There is nd doubt that we have much to suffer untdcr this terrible ?ar and that our hardships are increasing day by day. Thc starving-out policy of our enemies has borne fruit in some respects. They will noi, however, attain their aim." Prussian? bave contributed nothing WILHELM THE DAMNED NEW NAME OF KAISER Ipto ? position thai will reyuir? th? 1 exercise ot great minda to brine her ba?-k to civilization. I "To tbe Teuton th? Prussian liu brought efficiency only."- he aaid. 1 ? c ? ?**? > "and this efflciencv haa been '-arf-u Geographic Society Lecturer laives ro t.T M to ?jeivat. it* own pur? R..U. 1 .??.? ***? poa?. There wa? ? time ?hen 11 uler Latest Cognomen. ? ^ Mj<, Ihat Ell,Ifin<, rultd th. -j ae?. l-'rance th.- Ian?], and ?Tier In his address last night before ; many the ?ir, meaning that the member? of the National Oeogra- Teuton ?as tne idealist. The Prus . . _ , _ .. .- _ ., ?Ian? he declared, "hav? robbed th? rh.c Society ?t th? New Masonic j Ttmon, of hiF |<1<eU ?,? ,? ?.?,? Au.iitorium, ?. R. Batnntardt traced ha.e given him only ihi? eBclenev ' the developments which have re-, Mr Baumgardt characterized Gei - sulu-d from the present war and : many as -the great criminal among pointed out its historical events ?>?* nattons" and 1. Terred i<* the Kaisei significance. .. ?Wilhelm, the Damned." The lecturer quoted the I*resi dei.t's ?tatement that we are not hunting the German people, but rather Prussian militarism, and de clared that it ia ? bigger task than generally supposed because "the Herman 'people at present ?re thoroughly Prussianised." He drew a line between the Teu ton and the Prussian, and pointed ? ? tu that the Teutons have given To tell what you want. In The Un to the ?*orld everything that Ger- aid classified columns, la to make tbe many has to her credit, but the J strongest possihle effort to get it. Numi Co maaatMamm Charging misconduct and nai ' - a co-respondent. Mr?. Maria Port? 1 tiled suit for absolute divorc? yes terday in the District Supreme funi ? against John Porter. The wife 1? represented by Attorney aV. P. Owen?. Ggcawd?mi* Remember? There are - ho others like Murad* / - .