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AT ALEXANDRIA SEEK ARBITERS Southern Men's Walkout Due to Wage Dissatis faction. THE HERALD BCHEAT7. R. E. Knifht * So* ei-C Kiag Stiert. Dissatisfied over the recent in crease In wagr's between S00 and 400 employes of the Southern Railway shop* in this city today walked out and the shops are tied up aa tight as a drum. The ahops' employe* later pro ceeded to their hall over the Alex andria National Bank building and telegraphed Secretary McAdoo and als<i the grand lodge of their action. .Another meeting was held this afternoon- at 2 o'clock at the same hall with a majority of the men in attendance. The meeting was a short one and at Its conclusion J. W. Collins, president of Potomac Lodge No. 580. International Association of Machinists, stated that no agree ment had been reached and that an other meeting will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, at which time it Is expected that representa tives of the government, together with grand lodge officers, will be in attendance. Walk Oat la Pretest. The men deny emphatically that they are on a atrike. but say that they simply walked out as a pro test against the present wages, which, it is claimed. Is not com mensurate with the soaring cost of living. According to the men their increase ranged from 2H to 4 cents an hour, while they claim elsewhere tha increase in wages for similar work has been far greater. Among the men who walked out as a peaceful protest, and who de clare that they are not on strike, were boilermakers, machinists, car men. blacksmiths, pipe titters end all helpers. For this class of shop employes the Director General fixed a minimum rate of pay of fifty-five rests an hour. The recommendation of the wage commission was forty right cents an hour, an increase from thirty-seven and one-half cents paid in January, 191$. but Di rector General McAdoo arbitrarily rr.i?ed the rate to a minimum of "Jlfty-flve cents an hour. The old rale of pay amounted to 197.50 per month, and the new rate will smount to I143.AO. an increase of 145.50 in a month's pay. Mr. MrAdoo'a Intent. Mr. McAdoo stressed the point that he hag gone beyond the Wage Commission's recommendations in granting an increase in pay to the men working in the shops on the hourly basis of pay. and made it plain that the figures named by him are subject to readjustment. He >*id that this was a special phase of railroad employment which the Wage Commission did not consider . narately. but included in its broad .. for an increase for all em ployes. Tee men accepted the situation n good spirit. They simply claim that the rate of Increase in their ray does not bring their pay up to "the standard established in other industries, and will not permit them to meet th*- increased cost of living. Snnltary Pr#be Inserted. An investigation into the sanitary condition of this city was begun this afternoon by a grand jury in the Cor poration Court, Judge L. C. Barley presiding. The jury heard a number of witneses this afternoon and ad adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow mm ning when further witnesses will be heard. It is expected that the jury v. ll report its findings to the court U.te tomorrow afternoon. Among 'he witnesses who have been y jmmoned to testify are Richard Mes ser. State sanitary engineer: Dr. W. M. Smith, president of the State Board of Health: Dr. E. A. Gorman, citv health officer: Dr. J. J. Garvey. deputy city heaFth officer..Chief of Police C. T. Goods and Sgts. William J. Wilkinson and Wilxner Scott. The jury was instructed to make such an investigation by Judge Earlev when he convented court .this morning because of the Increase in population in the city. At the morning session of court *ne jury returned true bills in the cases of fifteen persons for violations of the State prohibition law and one indict ment for bigamy and one for larcei;/. The jury is composed of Copt. W. H. Sweeney, foreman; Charles H. Calla han. Charles B. Swan. Robert S. Jones. Robert I* Payne. Thorns I.. Carter. A. S. Doniphan and George E. Pickett. Fnnd to Reaeh *2??.000. Approximately 5.000 person in this city and Alexandria County have con tributed to the Red Cross here which according to J. Y. Williams thus far amounts to $16,168. This does not in clude the 5 per cent to be given by the wage earners of the Virginia Ship building plant or the 5 per cent of the gross receipts to be turned In,by the merchants from their sales Sat urday. which will make the grand total about I30.00O. Alexandria Lodge. No. 75*. Benevo lent and Protective Order of Elks has appointed a committee composed of H. Friedlander. Thomas N. Dunbarr, Henry Callan and James B. Martin to decorate the graves of deceased mem* ber? on Memorial Day. This organi zation also is planning for a fitting cbservance of Flag Day. June 14. when exercises of a patriotic nature r?'?!! be held In its home and addresses r *Tl be made by a number of proml nt speakers, including army officers. ?nbers of the local Draft Board completed plans for registering >3ii in this city and Alexandria ?:> on June 5. who have come of nee June 6 last. It is believed .here are between 150 and 200 who will register on that day. registration will be made In the ( > of the local board on the second r of the Post office building from 7 m , until t p. m. ? Owing to the. absence of a quorum ?re was no meeting of the com on council tonight and that body .? ijourned over until next Tuesday r.ight. The board of aldermen, how ever, held a session and adopted the new tax license law with a few minor amendments. lalaa Prayer Service. In accordance with President Wil son's proclamation setting apart Thursday as a day of prayer, the Pastor's Association of this city will hold a union prayer service tomor row night at 8 o'clock in the Sec ond Preebyterian Church, which will1 be preaided over by the Rev. W. J. Morton, rector of Christ P. E. I Church. Under the direction of Mrs. K. W. O'Brien a lawn fete and Greek * play was given this evening on the lawa at Washington and Queen streets Sight Hawaiians from Camp Humphrey furnished music. | ^ JTfce affair was under the auspices of Motmt Vonriar Chapter; flSuft Ura of American Revolution. In placo of Its annual commiict m*nt exerclaaa St. Mtrr'l Acadamy toalfht heM a May f?. p? ^ caaopu* af that inatltatloa. a pro ?*?? of a patriotic nature waa ?v*? At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon the kaal for the Brat at**] ship to be P'*nt of the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation will be h 14. A "p*clal pre'r'? Will be Casualty List of U. S. Overseas Force | Thirty-eight names ware Includ ed. In the casualty Hat of the Amerl jean expeditionary fore* made public I yesterday. The llat was divided aa followa: I Killed In action.- seven; died from | wounds, one; died of disease Ave' ' rrfd ?'?hteen: missing one. ' '1"d 0f <Srown?>?. c"ual!1? <n the American ? r ee a fjl'ow, *"">?< 'o date Army. Killed in action ru Killed in accident .*.* '* *?5i Died of wounds *" Died of disease a 231 .1.101 < Died from other causes ... 751 fLo?t at sea ' lt? Civilians ".inilllilC;; * J I Total deaths "Tsii I Wounded Hit Captured WWWW/ *7 Missing: *in action WWW. 236 j Z0t^l ) , Mo marine casualties were report ed yesterday. | Major Rsoul Lufbery. Dieppe. France, killed In action. I Lieutenant Walter B. Schafer. Ot-1 tuniwa, low*.- missing In action. I The list follows: killed iw actio*. ! s/Ja.J I^0<;1 .t*ufb'ry. Dieppe. France; Sergt Carl LeForge, Flemingsburg. |h.y ; Corp. ChrlaUan s. Anderson. .Spencer. Iowa; Privates Arthur S. | took. SS. South Wabash avenue. Chi cago; James p. McKlnney. Batesville. V ii.iPaVi. D N*brenberg, Drake. Con!^ * *<>?*>. New Mllford. DIED ok HOI VDS. I Private Joseph Ash. 315 Park street. Lawrence. Mass. | UlfcD OF DISEASE. Alexander Dodjre. Aigonac. Mich. Privates James Burton. Sal i 'i'ak': A"'ed A- Ferguson. 173 |bt. Nicholas avenue. New York. X. Y ; vv-fm'1" P?Hem"s"ey. Scranton. Iowa; ?llllam Roe. Russell. Kan. DIEU-DROWStKG. Private Mike Shade. Makarova, Vo ronah. Russia. WOIXDED 'EVKHKIV. [ Serxt. Elijah Pettla. Gordo. Ala.: jCorpornls John (1. 1*1 rnt. Mount Olive. M'SS.; Oro D. Oekerman. Koleen. lnd.; 1 ?~i"" v" Qulck' 104 Sou"1 Parker! st?-et, Kansas City. Mo. I Wagoner Dexter J. Leclair R F D. io7, Albany. JC. y Privates Foster R Barry. McKees Port. Pa ; Timothy J. Callahan Gort darlng, Ireland; Roy A. Carter." Punx sutav.ne*. Pa ; Jnmes A. Holland ?? Decra w street. Brooklvn N y ? 'Ar thur M. Hubbard. 124 Frank street. ! New Haven. Conn.: William Kearns. i?uS Atlantic avenue, Morris Park. N. Y ; Omar E. i.ahue. 615 Thompson street. St. Joseph. Mo.: Herbert J. Lewis. MaMen. Jta*s.; Ben Moats. Oslesby. Texas: Herman H. Reich. Bloemcr. W!*.; Samuel Schwartz. 1397 South Millard avenue Chicago; Jan VIP. k j4 Michil!a,> xvenue. Detroit. Mich.; Michael T. Wilman. Ashland. PURELY PERSONAL I Harry Adam* hes enlisted in the Ambulance Corps, nnd will report in ; a few days to his station at Al- I jlentown. Ta. j Mlssr.eone Murray, of Philadelphia. I is Msiting friends In Washinston. I II F.rf'1. D Young. of Springfleld. Ill ' jls In Washington on business. | J- F. O'Rrlen. of St. Louis. Is In Washington for a few dayr. .-.R H ?nnis wi" l*#ve Washing ton in a few days for Bangor. Me., whei e he will spend the summer, JUrb*r- of ,hl? c'ty. is in ^ew lork on business. Mrs. j j Mansfleld. wife of Hon. , ' J Mansfleld. Representative of >ne Ninth Congieeslonal District of Texa-r left for her home in Colum ous.. Texas. on Sunday, accompanied n> her younsest daughter. Mia Ja<?uelln Mansfleld. Miss Grace Chalmers, of the Treas ury Department, returned last week 1 \u.rrl*d tr|I> '<> her former home In \ ermont. where she was called on account of the Illness of - relative. Mr. Carroll Bone, of the PostoBl. e | Department, has resigned on account ior 111 health, and will shortly re-" turn to his home in Seattle. Wash. George Martindale. of the Govern ment Printing Office, has returned to work after a short illness. Frank F. Parmer, of Richmond. >a.. Is in the city for a few days Enfhiett M. Whit* Is visiting his Md H. ."* L " hltc- " Cambridge, .i ,?,v * to return about the 15th of June. [GERMAN HOLD OH FDR TRADE IS ABOLISHED Americanization of Industry Announced by Alien Property Custodian. Successful "Amerlcanlsatlon" of the German fur Industry, which for years maintained a strangle hold in this country, has been accomplish ed, tt was announced , yesterday by A. Mitchell Palmer. Allen Property Custodian. Arrangementa have been practi cally completed between Mr. Pal I mer and the Fur Merchanta* Credit ! Association of New York, whereby aeveral million dollars, repreaentlng I the interests of the fur barons of Lelp |xig, will be taken over by Ameri lean merchanta. and the money turn | ed into the United States Treasury. Eetablle* Ifew Iadaatry. "The negotiations." Mr. Palmer'a statement aays, "will root out for ever the laat German dollar in vested In the fur business In this country, turn loose the American furrier from the control of the Leipsig cabal and establish a great j new industry here in America." "Before the war." the statement ! adds, "the trade of American fur I riera waa practically nothing but a collecting and ahipping agency for , the Germans. Almoat every pelt taken by American trappers had to go to Lelpslg before it could be sold. Leipsig dressers and dyers were the best in the world. None could compete with them. Although London was the world's market, by reason of the pioneer work of the Hudson Bay company and far sight ed English commission houses, three quartera of the fur ahipped to London ^?nt direct to Leipsig for dying and dressing after the auctions. _ "At Leipzig each year after the fur was prepared and the German merchants had fixed the price for that year. Americana were allowed to purchase as much as three-fifths of the entire fur produced for man ufacture into garments, although in so doing they were forced to pay the original coat, plus the expense of dressing and dyeing, plus a hand some profit for the Germans, plus a 30 per cent duty before they got them back home. They were con stantly either indebted to the Ger mans or completely under their domination." Some of the larger firms which have already adjusted their hold ings under the government agree ment are the Theodor. Thorer Com pany. Gaudig & Blum, and M. S. Ellas. Jr., Inc. Others In the process of readjustment are the Otto Erler Company. Fuchs and Company, inc., and Eisenbach Brothers. l\ S. Dyeing Successful. American dyeing houses are now operating in New York and St. Louis, it was announced, and doing a type of work that stands up as good or even, better than that of Germany, y "Wheivwe war Is ovfr," concludes Mr. Palgapr's statement, "Germany will again buy American furs, but these goods will be bought In the American market this time, from American firms, and they will be American dressed and dyed." Bequests for Friends In Karl Vogel's Will Karl Vogel. who died here May 20. left a will dated March 6 last, in which he bequeathed quite an estate to personal friends and charitable institutions, according tb the docu ment filed yesterday with Registrar of Wills Tanner. Formerly' he was a well-known local musician, hav ing been a resident of this city be tween thirty-five and forty years. Under the terms of his will. Henry Brandt, of S3 Quincy place, is left $2,000; Louis Steffel Brandt, of the same place, gets $500: Charles Thierbach. $1,500; William Thler bach. $300; Gu? A. Schuldt. $500; German Orphan Asylum. $2,000; Margaret Hauf. $200; Rupperts Home for the Aged. $1,000. The residue of the estate is left | in equal shares to Charles Thier bach, Henry Schuldt, Henry Brandt! and Gus A, Schuldt. the latter be- | lng named as executor. TAKES 179 TO SEE PLAY. One hundred and seventy-nine em Ces of the Bureau of Investiga , of the Alien Property Cus todian's office, were the guests of Francis G. Garbon. director of the bureau, at a theater party at the Belasco Theater last night. Congress Observes Holiday. Memorial Day will be observed by both houses of Congre&s. The Sen ate adjourned after a short session yesterday, to meet again Friday. The House will meet today, but will not sit tomorrow. Submarine Destroyers Our destroyers and scout ships are waiting for the sudden attack or the deadly torpedo?the watch on the Atlantic is on the lookout for the first indication of hidden danger?it's a fight for life. For those leading a quiet life at home it is often the unexpected that happens. It may be that we are mysteriously attacked by pain in our bade or limbs, lumbago, "neuralgic" pains?shooting anywhere. Back ache of any kind is often caused by kidney disorders, which means that the kidneys are not working properly. Poisonous matter and uric acid accumulate within the body in great abundance, overwork ing the sick kidneys; hence the congestion of blood causes backache in the same manner as a similar congestion in the head causes head ache. Perhaps you become nervous, despondent, sick, feverish, ir ritable, have spots appearing before the eyes, bags under the lids and lack of ambition to do things.' The latest and most effective means of overcoming such trouble is to eat sparingly of meat; drink plenty of water between meals, and take a single An-uric Tablet be for each meal, for a while, or until recovered. Simply ask your ftvorite druggist for Anuric Tablet! (double strength). If you have lumbago, rheumatism, gout, dropsy, begin immediately with this newest discovery of Dr. Pierce, who it Chief Medical Director of Surgical Institute in Buffalo, N. Y. Send 10c for trial pkf. All druggists, sell large package for sixty cent*. Dr. Pierce's Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. Compound of May-apple, .aloe* and jalfp. Keto the body clean inside as well a* outside.?Adv. To the Highest Bidders THE ORIGINAL FOUR BEAUTIFUL BIBLES I i Brought from New York to Washington May 15 On the FIRST AERIAL POST ROUTE TRIP Each book in its original package, bearing the genuine aeroplane postage stamps and the post mark "First Trip.*' Each a valuable, useful, historic treasure which will never be duplicated. This extraordinary offer is made in behalf of the District Chapter of the AMERICAN RED CROSS WAR FUND 1918 Under the Hon. Henry B. F. Macfarbod The Offer Is Open Tb Individuals, Clubs, Societies, AERIAL POST RO0TFSianP5 (uMiMmnmmooua) cAtfaLUTm "fusta The Contest Closes Monday, June 3 and all bids shook! be mailed or taken to the office of Hon. Henry B. F. Macfartand, Evans Bldg., before NOON of that day. These bids will be opened with fitting ceremonies in the Board Room of The Commis sioners of the District of Colirr&ia, in the presence of Commissioners W. Gwynn Gardiner, Louis BrownJow and Gen. John<Dw O. CCnight, and the Bibles awarded to the winners. INSTRUCTIONS Those parfitfparfing m this unique and patrioGc cause should form teams, select a worthy recipient for one of fee BIbOes and do their best to win. Here's the way to get in and win?for instance any church can take subscriptions for their pastor; any society for an honored member; postal employes for instance can form a team and secure one of these historic treasures for Postmaster General Burleson, the Father of Aerial mail routes?all the time swelling the Red Cross funds. The time is short?Start right in today. Secure one of these Bibles, an "AerppJane Bible." "The Book The Hun Forgot" This Plan Is Conceived and Presented by CHAPIN-SACKS MFG. CO. Makers of of the Bibles Doe to fix feet that ov desfrc to pboi BiMes In the hands of future owners, intact, they were delivered by the Boy Scouts to us, not even a string has been nnfied, yet knowing the contents of each package we herewith set forth their full descrip tion. They are full sized Di vinity Grant, limp leather binding with overlapping edges; gold edged leaf, con tain 600 illustrations (which originally cost $50,000 to produce), and contain the Tissot Bible Pictures in col or plate. They are complete with marginal notes and teacher helps. Creaai of Ice Creams.