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THE WASHINGTON TBIES.' MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1918.
14 BURIED UNDER HA ' CHIEF AND WIFE COW EATS MY OUT WED OVER AGAIN M'ADOO SEIZES A CLERKS PLAN TO TORK. Kik, Feb. 4-Flour weeks EL RENO. Okla.. Feb. 4. Bird Chief. ; ago Wles Duffy's cow disappeared, i an Indian, applied for a marriage n- Today & reappeared, followed by a ' cense and explained tliat lie and his wife had been married many years with a ceremony performed the ancient tribal way. They decided It was time now to be married the "while man's" way. T N PIER calf. Til four weeks during which she wu thought to be lofct aha had pst under a haystack, evhlch had fallen oyer her and burled? hr. She ate her war out. &2SSXS30S Love of Country should "prompt you to invest as much as you possibly can in WAR SAVINGS STAMPS $4.13 Worth $5 in 1923 Thrift Stamps, 25c and THRIFT STAMPS. For every S4.13 V. S. S. you buy now, you will receives 55, Jan. 1, 1923. UThis is THRIFT WEEK a good time to help win the war and make a profitable investment for yourseff. JIW. S. S. and Thrift Stamps on sale HERE. NATIONAL SAVINGS & TRUST CO. E2d Capital and Surplus, $2,000 000 5 2d 7r Corner 15th St. and New York Ave. rTljfTiTrX4TYTjjM N N. Y. HARBOR Hallways Director McAdoo today commandeered the pleri of six rail ways with terminals on the New Jer sey fide of New York harbdr. The action was taken to facilitate ahlp loading- by eliminating unneces sary lighterage to the New York sido of the harbor. The rix railways have thirteen plerc and these will accommodate approx imately twenty fire ahlps. SPANISH WAR VETERANS TO HONOR MAINE DEAD Invitations will bo extended to President Wilson, Secretary Baker, and Secretary Daniela and other members of the Cabinet to attend the memorial services to be held by the District of Columbia Spanish War Veterans on February 15 tn the rid ing hall at Fort Myer. Va. The ser vices will ba held In honor of the tailors who lost their lives In Havana harbor when the Maine was sunk In i 1SD8. and will be under direction of ICapt. D. V. Chisholm, chairman of I the committee. M-HN Hill II II I 1IIH-I- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m m i m 1 1 1 1 1 m i m 1 1 m m m i m : m m-i- T r X r i T r Pennsylvania Avenue Buy W. S. S. We Sell Them. Seventh Street More "Round Up" Specials There Are Some Corking Big Values Remaining For Those Who Come Tomorrow Young Men's Trench Overcoats big around, long and full belted; plaited back; double breasted, with satin yoke, sleeve lining and piping. Blue, green and fancy colors. Size 33 to 38. Values up to $27.50.. $19.75 :-r.f Men's Overcoats, both of con servative and moderate models plain and fancy colors. Sizes 33 to 38. Values up to $20. $12.75 -.r.t-'.'. .i Boys' Knickerbocker Suits double breasted, with belt all around; neat fancy cheviots. One and two pairs of pants. Sizes 6 to 17 years $495 Men's White and Colored Shirts not all sizes in any one pattern, of course,, but among them all sizes 14 to 17 59c Men's Soft Hats and Derbys what remain of the broken lots, and among them are the best mftkfs over here and "over there" 69c Men's Black and Colored lisle Hose in -grade that's 35c everywhere 21c Men's Tan, Gunmetal, and Patent Leather Shoes broken sizes, but all goodlasts. Values up to $6 $2.95 Economy Floor Men's Suits and Overcoats conservative and smart models and patterns; broken sizes. Values up to $15. $10.75 Exceptionally good wearing Worsted Suits plain and fancy patterns; strongly sewed ready for the severest service. Sizes up to 46 waist $2.35 KILL 8-HOUR DAY ITTEE IN II AH of the forces of the Federal Employes' Union hae bsen rallied to defeat in committee the Boardman amendment to the agriculture appro priation bill providing for an eight hour day for Government clerks. Opponents of the amendment reall. Ize that If It is favorably reported by the Committee on Agriculture, it will be likely to pass the Senate. Conse quently efforts will ba centered Hpon the committee to get at least an unfavorable report If the amendment Is not stricken out. The Senate committee will take up the bill In the form In which It passed the House In the near future. The National Federal Umployea' Union will ask for a hearing on tbo Borland amendment as soon as the bill Is taken up. Work Overtime Now. Advocates of the amendment are raising the cry that the employes ought to be willing to have the work day Increased with the country at war. On the other hand, employes point out that the clerks are working over time without compensation wherever necessary, and that, every repartment chief has It In his power to fix hours and to lengthen them wherever and whenever the exigencies of the ser vice demands such a course. They de clare that lengthening the work day la contrary to tho spirit of the times, to the principles voiced by the Ad mlnlsratlon, and la generally unwise. The Borland amendment was con sidered at a meeting of the advisory committee of the Washington Union Federal Employes yesterday. It was unanimously agreed that the action of the House in approvlnr Mr. Bor land's effort to Impose an 8-hour da) upon the Federal employes, la an at tack upC!t the standards of labor which the President and heads of Executive departments In conjunc tion with the Council of National Do fens e. are making an earnest effort to maintain. Union Protest. The committee Issued a statement In part as follows: The Washington Employes' Union opposes and protests against the enactment Into law of tho so-called Borland amendment on the ground (hat It Is a serious step toward break ing' down the established stand of labor; as unnecessary, unwise, and Inimical to the best Interests of -the Government service, and a blow at the efficiency of the employes affect ed by It. "In his timely and remarkable ad dress before the convention of the American Federation recently held at Buffalo. President Wilson said: 'While wo are fighting for free dom, we must see, among other things, that labor la free, and that: means a number of Interesting' things. It means not only that we must do what we have declared our purpose today, see that the condi tions of labor are not rendered more onerous by the war, but also that we) snail see to It that the instrumen talities by which the conditions of labor are Improved are not blocked or checked. That we must do.' "Organized labor In America stands resolutely opposed to lengthening the working day. whether that day be seven or eight hours, and this position Is squarely In line with experience, and modern economic and social Ideals. It Is, Indeed, unfortunate that any assault by the Government on tho structure which has been built up by labor through years of patient effort should meet with the slightest encouragement. "The Borland amendment, so sweep ing and far-reaching In Its effects, was adopted by the House of Representa tives, bo far as we are advised. In the absence of the recommendation oTa sin gle responsible executive official, with out Investigation by a slnglo committee of the House, and In advance of the re port of the efficiency bureau which had been directed by Congress to investigate) among other things, the very questions forming the basis of the action under discussion. "Notwithstanding the fact that the Civil Service CommlsMon (which re ported recently that CO per cent of the appointees decline their appoint ments) and the departments In Wash Ington are resorting to extreme and unusual measures to secure compe tent employes, action Is now taken by one branch of Congress to rrnder more Irksome the conditions of em ployment In the National Capital." Consideration Soon. Senator Gore, chairman of the Sen- ' ato Committee on Agriculture, said IE today his committee would begin the , 3 consideration of the agricultural np-lljl proprlatlon bill the last of this week or the first of nett. Representatives of the Federal Em ployes' Union will endeavor to secure hearings before the Committee on Agriculture and make a strong pro- test against the Increase of the length of the working day. Senator Gore Is opposed to any dis crimination as among the depart ments. He Is not willing to commit himself yet on the merits of tho Bor-1 land plan. "I havo not had time to go Into tha Borland amendment," said Senator Gor". "My attention was not directed to It, In fact, until after the bill had passed the House. While I am not I yet ready to commit myaIf on the general proposition as to whether this amendment has merit. It Is clear to mu there should be no discrimination among departments." LETTER IELLS HOW GURGLE! SPLASH! TURKS TORTURED PALESTINE JEWS NEWPORT. R. I.. Feb. 4 The day before the British troops entered the olony of Nos-ZIon. near Palestine. Turkish troops with knouts drove out iioxt of the Inhabitants and robbed inl pillaged the homes of the refugees, lcrordlng to David Fenlk. a member of he colony. In a letter he wrote to n tlatlve. the Rev. Jacob Bernstein, of Newport. The letter was dated Novem hor !7 nd was delivered a few days ico. bearing the mark of the British elisor. "Since- the day that the British troops entered, we have ben going about na If In a dream," Fenlk wrote. "Wo do not believe tbat wa have been freed from Turkish rule. We hardly believe that the world Is open for us. "Hunger and sickness and death swept many away before my eyes. No Imag ination can conceive the conditions un der which the Jaws of Palestine II fed under tha Turk. At least W per cent of them must have died of hunger and illness. The Turks took our all and left us naked, with literally not a gar ment to our backs. I am not overstat ing the case. That U the truth." NEW ROCHELLE IS OFFTHEWAGON NEW ROCHELLE, N. T. Feb. 4. With a grateful gurgle New ISochelle rolled off the water wagon follow ing an order from Herbe-t S. Slsson, State excise commissioner, revoking the closing order of December 1 . Last night the eighty-five saloons, hotels and liquor stores of the cllv were selling what has been talked, wept or roared about all during tha forty-eight days of drought, and tho trolley traffic between parched New Rochelle and over wet Mount Vernon was reduced to normal. The action of the State excise de partment followed the decision of Governor Wh'tman made on Wed nesday after ne had held a hearing at tended bv 150 residents of New Ro chelle who journeyed to Albany. The governor contended that the closing order was based upon an emergency resulting from the presence of thou sands of army recruits In New Ro chelle, and that If that emergency hud oassed there was no means by which he could keep the city dry. The assurance of Mayor F. H. Waldorf Proceeds of Race Meet In Rome to Be Given Entirely, to Red Cross The Jockey Club of Rome, Italy, has made soma baseball magnates In tha U. S. look like pikers. "The money collected at the annual horse races In Rome, reads a dispatch received hers today, "this year will be turned over entirely to the Red Cress." The dispatch also says that the theaters In Milan have been closed for three days a week Instead of a single day, as In the United States. GARFIELD'S LONDON .. IDLERS w JOBLESS GERMAN WAITERS pipe, gloss and mirror In the wet re scrts of New Rochello was being pol ished, and within two tours every place where the spirituous menace could be obtained was packed to the front windows. There was no dis order at any of the establishments, for after the recent drought those who gathered thereabout were Inform ed that they bad best careful be. The liquor sellers, of all types have made renewed pledges regarding the sale of llauors as affecting military that the emergenty had passed settled i men. the morals Of the community tha matter automatically, and at noon yesterday the official notice came from the exclserdepartment, Within half an hour every oar. and the law, and everything is now set for a quiet, contented and damp era tn the history of the still some what alarmed municipality. When the war broke out In August, 1014. Fuel Administrator Garfield was tn Bavaria studying municipal gov ernment Upon his return to Willlamstown he praised tha parks of Munich as contrasted with those of London. "In Munich," he said, "everything was clean, and no Idlers could be seen monopolizing the benches. But In London, right In front of our hotel, there was a park whose benches were constantly occupied by this class." Dr. Garfield admitted that the Joke was on him. and laughed as heartily as anyone, when a clever English woman visiting Wllllama College, of which ha Is president, let the truth be known. "When war broke out," she said, "we speedily saw In London that re prisals might be made against the nationals of Germany who were In Great Britain. "I was a member of the committee tn take charge of aiding thsse ex patrlatas. "We confined our attention to the German waiters, who were all thrown out of employment In London. "Until we had an opportunity to arrange quarters for them we were compelled to permit them to sleep and loaf In the parks. "Those were German waiters that Dr. Qarfleld saw outside his hoUL" XfiffiHBiffiffiSB jss-?ftY ' V BLsssssssssl lVK WS.S. TOR SAVINGS STAMPS ISSUED VTTHB UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Washington is striving for a record Help Washington. Help the Government. Help Yourself. !fi IOWA QERMAN3 LOYAL. DEB MOINF.8, Iowa, Feb. 4-Organl-zatlon of the eGrman American Pa triotic Association, with membership limited to American citizens of Ger man parentage, whose purpose Is the furtherance of the Interests of this country In the war, haa benn effectrd here. Ex-Senator Lafavrtte Younir. chairman of tho Iowa State Council -f Defense, proposed the organization. HJ fly WCB ivflrj Credit Will Make Your Home r The Same Picture of Comfort A word to newcomers in Washington! If you're planning to furnish a home or an apartment, come to us at once. 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