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Week's Reports Show Gain
of 11 Per Cent in, Unemployment. UfLetn ploy men t continued its rapid throughout the. country durfng the last week, the Depart ment of Labor reported last' night. The centers reportmg show in creases of unemployed of about 11 per-eent over the previous week. During the week the employment aervice received 119.826 applications for jobs, and was able to place only TT.877 of them, or 13,000 less than the previous week. Indicating a se rious decrease in the opportunities for employment. department, however. Is more #ptjmistic over the future, particu larly in building work, than at any time* during the last two months. Many exceptional building projects were reported during the week, the mala difficulty being in obtaining loans to finance them, it was stated* Clrvrland In Lead. Cleveland continues to lead the tndaatriaJ centers in unemployed, the total this week being 75.000. or an tp< rease of 5,000. Other sur pluaaa reported were: Detroit. 25.000 (decrease of 10, 000)?-Pittsburgh, 14,000; Dayton. 11, ?*>; ^Philadelphia. prospective sur plus in steel woVk 14.100; Erie, Pa.. 4.00$; Scranton. 1.500; Toledo, 9.000; Youifestown, 4,700; Colun^bus, 2.500; Cincinnati. 2.300; ^lilwaukee, 12.000; Minneapolis. 7.000; Indianapolis. 6. ?60; .Kansas City, Kan.. 1.000; Mon tana, "18.i)00; Salt Lake City. 2,500; Bridgeport. 7,500; New Haven, 6. 000; Buffalo, 19.000; Albany. N. Y. district, 5.800; Syracuse. 5.000; Roch ester, 4,000; San Francisco, 7,000; I/os Angeles, 8.500; Portland. 10.500; Oakland, 4.000; Richmond, Va, 1,000; "WiijaLngton. Del.. 1.000; Nashville, LOOfc Labor shortages are reported from Memphis. Louisville. Charleston, and Colombia, 5. C.. Baltimore. Norfolk. Birmingham. Savannah, but in near ly all cases the number is small. WOMAN TO RELATE EXPERIENCES IN WAR ifc iof Marine Commandant Will Give Address Next Sunday. Mr&. George Barnett. wife of the commandant of the Marine Corps, ?will tell of her experiences by the side""0f her husband In the war zoue, at Tli? <>dorua Beriley Myers House. Iti06 Twentieth street northwest. at 3 p. m., Sunday, Feb ruary 23. The lecture will be illustrated with slides taken from photographs made dirtng the trip. Renewed interest in the reconstruc tion crafts classes at the Mason House bas -been evident irince the appoint ment" ?ri* a number of students of the last ??urje to serve as reconstruction aides. Anion; thob?* who received appoint ments tnis week were: Mrs. Kather bie Gaul. Msre Amy G. Abbott. Mrs. R. W. Fox. and Miss Elisabeth Knl^Bt. A special ire* class in *'inade lu-ABcrica" toys for the g?rl aides between tight and sixteen years o? eg.- fcus been established for Satur day afternoon**. An exhibition of toys and <*her articles made by previous classes is ope n to the public. Chancellor Scheidemann to Be Hun Peace Envoy Copenhagen, Feb. 10.?Chancellor Scheidemann and Foreign Minister Brockuorff-Rantzau will be included in the German peace delegation, ac cording to ad \ ices received from Ger man'sources today. President Kbert in a recent inter view said that the German delega tion, which would be small, would in clude BrockdorfT-Rantzau and Dr. Bd ward David. Red Cross Distributes War Service Buttons Officers of the District of Coluraiba Chapter of the Red Cross are re ceiving many requests for the ser vice buttons which the National Red Cro? Is distributing among Red Cross workers who have performed 800 or Mor? hours of work since April 6, 3r?17, the date of the entry of the Tnited States into the war. \if applications for the service but tons should be made through the auxiliary chairman of the applicant. Lost Mail; Fined $1,200. Springfield. Ill . Feb. 1I?.?Heavy mail sacks can b^ made lighter by losing their contents, Carl Warns, negro postman, discovered. Today he dis covered something new when Judge Fitzlnniry fined him $1,200. PARADE DATE UNCERTAIN; FUNDS NEEDED AT ONCE Col. Harper Says Welcome Home Demonstra tion May Be February 26 or 27; Gans Appeals for Medal Money. "While no definite date for the-Wel come Home parade oould be an nounced yesterday. Col. Robert N. Harper, executve chairman, said the demonstration will be held February 25, 26 or 27, according to present indi cations. Isaac Cans, chairman of the medal committee, yesterday made an earn est plea for every citizen in the Dis trict to contribute to the medal fund. Five thousand dollars is needed im mediately if these bronze medals are to be in Washington, in time for the demonstration. Mr. Gang stated that the money must be on hand the first part of the week In order that the manufacturer can go ahead with the Work. >'wd Money at Oncf. "It is absolutely necessary that the medals be here and paid for, and : more money is needed to do that," l Mr. Gans urged. | Tm sure Washingtonian? would ! not like the service men to know that the welcome hero they expect lacks sympathy and cash. The Wash [ ington public often waits until the last moment to give, but on this oc casion it is necessary for us to know | in advance haw much we are going I to have, in order to pet a sufficient number of medals," said Mr. Gans. j Washington people may assume the' ' role of host to marchers in the parade i I and demonstration in honor of thej District's returned soldiers, sailors j and Marines by handing to the I finance committee. Cuno H. Rudolph, | chairman, a dollar for every marcher j whom they wish to "entertain." This | was the announcement of the com-; mittee yesterday. The committee has received about j 56,000 of the Sli.000 which, according THE TOV* Dr. J. S. Durkce, president of | Howard University, will preach at the First Congregational Church, Tenth and G streets, this morning and evening. Wanderluatcr* are to hike from Riverdule to Hyattaville this after noon, leaving from Fifteenth and G streets at 1:15 and 2:15 o'clock on Riverdale, Berwyn or Laurel cars, John Doyle, jr., is to lead. Dedication umlcm of the bed at j the Gospel Mission endowed by the | District Congress of Mothers and I'arent-Teachers Association, will be ; held tomorrow afternoon at the Mis I sion House, 330 C street northwest. Mrs. Giles Scott Rafter, president of j the congress, will speak and Mrs. | Monroe of the mission will make the ' dedication prayer. The bed has been prepared under the direction of Mrs. C. K. Stoddard, chairman of the j child welfare committee of the ; Mothers' Congress. The wild flower section of the I Twentieth Century Club will meet i at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday next at the home of Mrs. Whitman Cross, j j 2138 Bancroft place. Mrs. William Herron, the chairman, will preside, j j Dr. I'aul Bartsch, professor of biol- | ? ogy in George Wellington Univer- j sity, will give a talk on wild flow- | j ers. Illustrated with lantern slides.; Mrs. Fletcher Dobynn, chairvun of | the Republican women, and Frank j j L. Smith, Republican State chairman j of Illinois, and the wives of the Re- ( j publican members of the Senate and House will be at 1623 H street northwest, from 4:30 to 6:30 for Illi nois day. The \ational Association of Worn. I en Painters and Sculptors will hold ? its twenty-eighth annual exhibition | in the Galleries of Fine Arts Build | ing in New York, from today to [ March 3, inclusive. A private view will be given tomorrow afternoon. The Sisterhood nt the llighth ! Street Temple is planning for its annual rally, when it will give an entertainment and tea. next Wed nesday at 2 o'clock. The (>e?rgetoun Cltlzenn* Asnocia tion wil4 meet tomorrow at 8 p. m. at Western High School, when Com- . missioner Gardiner will make an ad dress. An indoor carnival for the benefit of the Silver Springs, Md.. volunteer , fire department is to be held tomor- | row and Tuesday nights, beginning at 8:30 o'clock. The emraiccment of the company playing "Thp Climax" at the Shu- ! bert-Garrick Theater has been ex- j tended for one night, and the final , j performance will be given tonight instead of last night, as had been! orignally planned. The Lambda Society will give It* i February dance next Friday at Ter race Inn. 1407 Massachusetts avenue northwest. Mrs. Walter E. Hutton, Mrs. G. Lawton-Morgan, Mrs. Ste phen Ford. Mrs. J. Lee Webb and "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" Cross" ofl Tablets. Tn? Aspirin? The -genuine " 'Trovedsafe l>v million*." Buv "Bayer" package* For Colds, Grippe, Influenzal Colds No Discomfort' No Head-buzzlnj No Distress! Millions of people take "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" as the best means to prevent as well as to overcome Colds. Grippe and Influenzal Colds?being far more efficient than quinine. Besides relief comes without discomfort or distress. ' "The Master of Colds"?Dependable! Adults?Take one or two Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" with wateT If necessary, repeat dose three times a day, after meals. "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin" Buy only the original "B?>er packages." Look for the safety "Bayer Cross" always. :o ten; package?also larger packages. Owned by Americans Entirely. Anna '? mark ?( Bar" Manufacture ?' MonoacmcaeideMer of Salicrlicacid to the closest estimates, tKe parade will cost. This leaves ^9,000 to be raided during the coming week. "To make the parade an event in which the largest possible number of Washingtonlans may have a personal interest the committee would like to have 9,000 dollar contributions from as many givers," said Chairman Ru dolph, yesterday. List of Contributors. Every contributor to the fund? though not the amount of his or her I contribution?will be known to the men who make up the parade. The committee plans to print in pamphlet form the names and addresses of all contributors, a copy of the pamphlet to be given as a souvenir to each man ir the parade. # Checks for contributions should be made payable to C. J. Gockeler, treas urer, and mailed to Cuno IL Rudolph, Seoond National Bank. j Col. Robert N. Harper said yester day that work on the reviewing stand, to be located in front of the White House, will begin tomorrow. "All District service men, colored or white, in every branch of the army or navy, are eligible to take part in the parade,'* said CoL Harper. "Wo want all District soldiers, sailors and Marines. The only condition any serv ice man must comply with is to give hie name* city address, organization to Gen. D. R. Simxns, Room -4. Dis trict Building, in advance in order that he can know the make-up of his divisions." The Y. M. C. A. assured Col. Harper yesterday of a good representation. Delegations from the Jewish "Welfare Society, Salvation Army, Gonza,ga College, and St. John's College will have delegations. 'N CRIER Mrs. G. E. Oswald will act as chap croncs. The Alumnae Club of PI Beta Phi will hold its regular meeting at the Pi Beta Phi rooms, 2024 G street northwest, next Wednesday at 5 p. m. All Pi Phis arc welcome. Martin Richardnon, the noted tenor, will sing tonight in the crys tal room of the Ebbitt at the serv ice by IRfrry Gage, of New York. Speaker* for the George Waahing ton University dinner next Saturday night were announced by Harry C. Davis, chairman of the general committee in charge of arrange ment*. They will be Senator Hard ing, of Ohio; Miss Mabel Boardman, Dr. William Miller Collier and Will lain B. King. The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Rhine lander, bishop of Pennsylvania, will be the speaker at St- Mark's Church at the morning service today. The Ilrrxl Club of Washington, noted Zionist organization, will hold its meeting today at 4 o'clock in the Y. M. H. A. Building, Eleventh street a.nd Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Praneis Ilanehett. of Lok An gcles, will speak before the Theo sophical Society at 1215 II street, to night on tho subject of "The Joy of Theosopby." Mr. Hanchett is a di visional lecturer for the society and will deliver three lectures here. Enrollments are being made daily f in the law school \[ Georgetown j University. 506 E street northwest, for the second semester, which be j gins tomorrow. Examinations in first semester subjects will be con cluded this week. The V?ung Men's Hebrew Amo | elation will give a theater party at i tho Shubert-Garrick Theater Wed nesday to see "Scandal." Tickets | may be obtained from the execu I tive secretary. The annual cliur<h service of the Society of th?~&ons of the Revolu j tion will be held in St. John's Epis i copal Church today. Arrangements j are being completed by a committee : composed of Dr. Ralph Jenkins, Col. i J. V. R. Hoff, Thomas W. Dock wood. I Albion K. Parris, Dr. John Van I Rensselar and Dr. Marcus Ben I jamin. The sermon will be preached ; by Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Seymour I Thomas, bishop of Wyoming, a I member of the society. Food control, local nulTraKc and i improvements will be topics discuss j ed at the meeting of the Central i Citizens' Association to be held i Monday night at 8 o'clock in the I North Capitol Savings Bank Build ing. The Home Defense I<eaj(ue of the first precinct will hold its annual I roll call Wednesday night at 8 | o'clock in the board room at the j District Building. Assignments will I be made for members in the "wel come home parade." Representative Isaae R. Sherwood, of Ohio, will speak on memories of the civil war tonight at 8 o'clock in social hall at the Congress Hall | Hotel. The University of Illinoin Alumnae are to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock at 1413 Massachusetts ave nue northwest. Miss Letta Brock will act as hostess. The Indiana Society will hold Its February meeting at the New Eb bitt Hotel. Tuesday evening. AH In dianians now in the city arc invited to attend. There will be music and dancing. "?w Thought and Theosophy" In the subject of an address to be given by James A. Edgerton at the meeting of the New Thought Asso ciation at Rauscher's, this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The lecture will be preceded by a group of songs by Martin Richardson, the noted tenor, with Mr. Fishbaugh at tbe piano. New Red Cross Canteen Built at Bordeaux So that the American soldier may enjoy his last few days in France,, the American Red Cross has con structed a club and canteen build ing near the embarkation camp in Bordeaux. As high as 43,000 meals are served monthly by the canteen service and over 100 tired Yanks are provided with sleeping quarters nightly. Army officials at Bordeaux are en thusiastic over the club and can teen which they credit with solving the proper environment for the home-bound soldiers. Too Many Brauns in Town. Jersey City, Feb. 15.?There were too many co-respohdents in court when the divorce case of Gus Sproedt was called. Frederick Braun was the man involved, and deputies had gathered in every Frederick Braun in town. s D. C. DOUGHBOY i GASSED BY HUN / Alvin Crawford Was in Fighting at Chateau Thierry; Home. With nn honorable discharge and a huge rod splotch from tho ex plosion of a mustard gas bomb on his back. Alvln B. Crawford, son of W. 8. Crawford, one of Washing-1 ton's oldest letter carriers, \h back j at homo in Mount Ralner. Young Crawford Is a local boy. He served one enlistment with the Dis trict National Guard before he went to war. I He enlisted on November C?. 1917, at j Mlarlboro, Maryland, and was I across In the fighting sector after j being switched to the Keystone Penn- i sylvania Division tho following May. I Heard Bomb Coming. His division stopped the Germans. | A few roglments of Marines, ho says, and a few divisions of infantry among which he was located, were j in tho thick of tho Chateau-Thierry [fighting in July. His wound came after he had par ticipated in Chateau Thierry, the Vesle scrimmaging and tho Al9nc-1 Argoone offensive. A distinctive note made by tho ap proach of the mustard gas sh^ll showed him he had better run for jsomc sort of cover, during a German ? j gas attack on the American forces, he says. He turned and started to run, when the gas bomb burst not very many 'yards from him. As a result a scar lis now on his back, as big as the I I seat of a chair, and his arms and [neck are burned from the conccntrat I ed essences of the mustard ingre Idients in the shell. | W. S. Crawford, his father, has been a letter carrier for thirty-eight years. He spent seventeen years of him time serving that section known as "Foggy Bottom," and has serv ed since in the l>upont Circle neigh borhood and in Brook land, where he is now stationed. He Deserves Hero Medal. Belleville, III., Feb. 13.?Boys, ehalk | up the name of Charles Ma?in in the j I hall of fame. He has invented a tonej | softener for the brass horn. Returns from France. AliV l\ II. CRAWKOIll) TURK AND BULGARIAN MARKETS REOPENED U. S. Resumes Relations Broken Off by World War. Resumption of trade with Turkey \ and Bulgaria wag authorised yester- j day by the War Trade Board, under j order of the allies supreme economic: council, now Kitting in Pari*. Arrangements have been completed. \ it was stated, to Insure that the re- | sumption will not lessen th?- e ffective ness of the armistice condition. The action is the moat Extensive opening of territory to trade nince the signing of the armistice. U. S. Vessel, Alexandria Product, to Be Launched Gunston Hall, the first ocran-going | vessel built in Alexandria. Ya., since the time of George Washing ton, will be launched at th<* yards of the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation February 27. The vessel Is the first completed ' in the yards of the Virginia Ship building Corporation. RAIL HEARINGS WILL END SOON Revenues for 1919 May Again Fall Off, Says Director Hines. Hearings before the Senate Inter state Commerce Committee, In an ef fort to find a solution for the railroad problem left on its hands by President Wilson, -will end this week. Every big fnterest concerned has presented its view in great detail, ex tending from outright government op oration and ownership to a return to former status with practically no ad ditional regulation. Senator* still dis agree among themselves, and no ac tion is ??xpected at this session. Sena tor Cummins, who will be chairman of the committee after March 3, has a tentative bill In mind, but will not attempt to get action at this session. Railroad revenues for the calendar year 1519 may again fall below the combined operating expenses guaian teed by the"government. Director Gen eral Hines, In his statement before the House Appropriations Committee, the text of which was made public yesterday, declared he "could not rea sonably expect any surplus, and we may And a moderate deficit." lltiainetift Falling Off. The volume of traffic is gradually falling off. Hines stated. The de crease, although "not alarming.** is statistically measurable, he reported. In some commodities, notably coal, the reduction is considerable. Hines testified, while the "gf-neral outlook is for a substantial falling off in the next few months." By tho enddDf 1&19. Hiijes predicted, the roads with a' fo^exceptions, will be able to finance themselves. Hines testified, in this connection, that the administration is striving to get the lines back to the ante-bel lum basis both in operation^, flnanc es? and service. The process, begun the first of the year, is progressing although necessarily slow. Would Probe Stork I-lat. A bill authorising Congress to in %estigatc the condition of stocks and other hocurities oEfor?*d for sale to the public wan introduced by Senator Simmons. North Carolina, yesterday. OPPOSED TO NOBLE'S ADVANCE IN RANK Surgeon General Ireland Asks Sen ators to Reconsider Action. The Senate Military Affairs Com mittee will reconsider its recom mendation that Brig. Gen. Robert E. Noble, medical corps, be given that rank in the regular army. Strong: objection to Noble*? confir mation developed after the commit tee voted to recommend it. Noble wa? "Jumped" over 106 other officer*. He was a colonel before the war and was siren temporary rank of briga dier general. Ma J. Gen. Ireland, surgeon general of the army told the committee Noble's confirmation by the Senate would, in his opinion, "hav? a very demoralizing effect oh the medical corps." Secretary Baker, however, urged the committee to approve the promotion. ' * < Fishermen on Atlantic Coast Demand Raise Fishermen along the entire At I lantic coaat are threatening to stop fishing unless the wholesalers grant their demands by March 15. Through the Fishermen's Union, the men are demanding a minimum scale of prices and increased pay for men on trawlers. The Depart ment of Labor yesterday intervened and assigned Conciliators Henry J. Skeffington and J. J. Sullivan to the | dispute, which will be heard in New York. Red Cross Nurse, Struck by Auto, Seeks $50,000 Fay Gring Butler, a Red Cross army nurse, filed suit yesterday for : $80,000 damage^ in the District Su 1 pre me Court against Mrs. James j Hamilton Morton j The declaration alleges that the j nurse received severe Injuries on De i cember 7. 1*1%, when an automobile owned by Mrs Morton struck her. ; at Thirteenth nnd M streets north ' west. The plaintiff is represented j by Attorney H. B. L?. Atkisson. Bandits Lose $10. Philadelphia. Feb. 15.?Auto bandits | attempted to hold up McI>ermott*a saloon while the bartender was chang- , ing their 110 bill. They were fright- j j ened away and left the ten. MRS. VAN WINKLE HEADS POLKXWMBt Appointed at Head of Bureau. Succeeding Mn. Sptagank Mr*. Hirui C. Van Winkle wa* Ap pointed r?t?rt?y bi*d of Uw worn en'l Vonu of the poller dr;vtmuit She hu bad fifteen vt*r?' 'innw tn welfare work In thf largt das Of the United 8ta.te* In order to return to her tune ta New York. Mrs. Marian Sptnsarn re ?'.<ned her porttion aa director ef the twr??ii mnin* the etsfct raoorho Mn Kprlnrarn eerved a> director fit* limeaii hu conducted welfare cum relative to the UwibuAi of war worker, emrlo??l tn the dtjr. Wtta the rank of detective pi i plei zfc? ha# had etcht police women aamatln* la the work. FREE TO ASTHMA SUFFERS ? Sew Horn# Carr T\?f Ajtyvar C? Use Wlthtat Dtkmdori mr Lm> of Time. We have a New Method that cores Asthma, and we want you to try It mt our expense. No matter whether toor case is of Ions standing or recent de velopment, whether it Is present as occasional or chronic Asthma* yww I should send for a free trial of cmr method. No matter In what ? you live, no matter what your *4* or occupation. It- you are troubled wtLh asthma, our method should relieve >ou promptly. We especially want to send It to those apparently hopeless case*, where all forms of inhalers, douches, opium preparations, fumes, "patent smokes. * etc.. have failed. 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Most of them have been t'" much ly overhauled and are ready for immediate delivery. At the prices quoted thev repre sent the biggest bargains in pianos and plaver-pianos that have been offered in Washington for many a month. We are closing out these pianos very rapidly. Come in tomorrow and make an immediate selection before the best bargains are snapped up. Weber Grand Pi*no. $520 *aalt Ms* Chtckenng Grand Piano, $590 Mahogany f a a* Klne Condition Martball & Wendell I prifbt Plane, $85 Rosewood ftif Berkeley Upnjht Piano, $220 IHatiorany < aae Jom Like New 500 Player-Piano Rolls, Popular Selections, 29c ARTHUR JORDAN PIANO CO. Arthur Jordan 1 OlL J Oi_ a Home* L. Kitt, Prudent loth and (j otreets Sec. and Treas.