OCR Interpretation

Alexandria gazette. [volume] (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, March 02, 1918, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/1918-03-02/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

If yoa want to reach the
people in the homes in AleTan
drta and its 1 suburbs place
your announcements in the
Gazette. If your goods and
prices aro right yoa will get
the customers.
VOL. CXXXIV- No. 53.
For this section fair, warmer to
night; temperature slightly abor*
freezing; tomorrow 'fair.
IIow Carefully the Health (?f Presi
dent Wilson is Guarded by Admiral
Grayson, his Physician.
The manner in which the health of
President Wiilson is lookeii after is
told in an interesting article which
appears in physical Culture for
March. It is written by Richard M.
Winans and is given here in part:
Admiral Grayson is the one par
ticular person in the Presidents of
ficial family who has unconditional
r.nd unmeasured entree to Mr. Wil
son's presence. He watches the
physical condition of the President
as a hawk watches over the safety i
of its young. It never is necessary j
tc send for this doctor, fie always J
is, or momentarily will be somewhere |
in the immediate vicinity. Nor is the j
President ever interrupted or at all j
disturbed by the doctor's coming and j
going. j
Even though the President may be j
in the throes of creative labor as he j
concentrates his mind upon the writ- j
ing of an important message or be
engaged in the momentous task of
working out the- solution of an in
ternational problem involving mil
lions of men and billions of dollars,
yet Dr. Grayson may walk in un
announced and "lay a professional hand
i:pon the President's pulse, or turn
his head to note the appearance of
his eyes or to detect a possible sus
picious flush of the face. And if there
are discovered untoward conditions
to warrant it. the Doctor m?.v say,
"Stop! Th-o indicator shows symp
toms of trouble 'brewing, and we are
k'oing to do something about it."
Dr. Grayson may order the Presi
dent to relax by taking a walk in the
AVhite House grounds, or to go for a
motor ride to set a fresh supply of
needed outdoor air, or to take a can
ter on his horse to shake him >up and
stimulate the activities of the nerve
centers, or to go to the links for a
game of golf to distract and ease
his mind nor the moment or, should
the -vveother-cwiditions prohibit out
door activity, to take a turn at some
indoor exercise to increase and quick
en the circulation, to take a hot bath
and a rub to accelcrate the processes
of elimination, or if the conditions'
warrant, he may even go so far as to {
order him to go to bed, and stay there
until whatever t'ne cause of the dis
turbance may be is under control.
But, whatever the order, the Presi
dent obc-iys, at once and without ques
Dr. Grayscn is a radical exponent
of system; system in work, in play,
in eating, in thinking, reading study,
in sleeping, recreation, exercise?
system in the entire scheme of life.
Therefore, the President's life is com
pletely and scientifically systematiz
ed, and he practices this system with
almost machine-like regularity. In
fact the President not infrequently
has been called a machine. But he
is not. He is very human.
Everything that surrounds and con
cerns the movements of the Presi
dent Nis run uron a system which !
makes for efficiency. The Admiral j
likens his working system to a big |
electric plant, of which he is the
center and of which Secretary Tu
multy is the Director General, the
connecting line with the outside
Secretary Tumulty thoroughly un
derstands the President, both from
a personal and an administrative
standpoint, and he thus is able to
make all of the various details of
the system successfully co-ordinate.
There is a very close, and intimately
human as well as executive co-opera
tion between the President and Mr.
Tumulty. The President is saved the
burden of worry about routine details,
because they are kept away from
him. It is a part of the system to
arrest all such details before they
reach the President, for that inevita
bly would involve that sort of dis
traction from concentrated thought
and labor which ultimately would be
injurious te his health.
Anniversary of U. p. Entering War
Date Set hy Mc \doo.
Secretary McAdoo last mirht set
Apvil G as the date for the opening
of the Third Liberty Loan campaign.
]t is the first anniversary of cvnr en
trance into the war against the Kai
The amount, terms, and conditions
of the loan have not been decided.
Secretary McAdoo said, because these
(features, are dependent upon further
John Jones Has Plentiful Supply of
Whisky When Taken in Charge
Last Night by Chief Goods.
A negro named John Jones was
! accosted early last night by Chief
Goods when ihe former left an elec
tric train at Prince and Royal streets,
and upon investigation three quart
bottles of whisky were found in his
possession. He was taken in custody
I und this morning brought before the
| Police Court.
! After the chief had made his state
| ment, Jones was asked if he had any
! thing to say, \frhen he replied that
I he had not procured the liquor for
the purpose oi' selling it, but that it
was to be used by his mother as a
stimulant, she being sick. He was
held for the action of the grand jury, j
Last Monday morning two white and
two colored men were brought before
the Police Court to answer the charge
of being drunk in the streets. Each
was asked where he obtained li
ciuor, and they severally gave the
stereotyped answer, *'In Baltimore."
Now it is not to be supposed that all
such delinquents make trips to Bal
timore for the purpose of obtaining
liquor. That it is dispensed at places
in Alexandria is the belief of most
people. Certain individuals, some of
whom were formerly in the liquor
business, travel almost daily between
Alexandria and Washington, and
there is every reason to believe liquor
is brought here daily.
The new prohibition law now be
fore ihe Legislature will give the
police additional power in (ferreting
cut violators of the prohibition law,
as under its provisions no search
wan-ant may be necessary.
Discovery Made in Room Used by I.
W. W. Lawyers at Chicago.
Chicago, March 2.?Discovery of a
bomb in the federal building has fur
nished a mystery on which a number
cf government agents are working.
The bomb, a steel cylinder, was
found yesterday partly hidden under
a pile of rubbish in one o'i the rooms
occupied by lawyers in chargc of the
Industrial Workers of the World
prosecution A fuse in one end had
not been ignited. Experts of a pow
der company found the cylinder con
tained a number of metal slugs and an
explosive powder. They gave as: their
opinion that the explosion of the
bomb would have wrecked the entire
wing of the Federal building.
Special Meetings- at Salvation Army
There will be a two weeks' revival
service at the Salvation Army hall,
starting with a large open air meet
ing tonight at 8 cclock. Meetings in
the hall every night preceeded bv an
open air service. These meetings will
be in charge of Adjt. and Mrs. Cuth
bert and daughter Miss Linda, the
sweet singer. Come and hear the man
who has been "over the top." He will
tell you how to d? the same. There
will be something special every night
so do not miss any night. Every one
A French Girl Who Knows.
A French girl, 1G years old, has
vnitten to a prominent war worker
in Washington: "There is a river in
trance s-j narrow that you can talk
across it, birds can fly across with
one sweep of their wings. There are
great armies on either bank. They are'
as far apart as the stars in the sky
?as right and wrong. There is a
great ocean?it is so wide that the
seagulls can not fly across it with
out resting. Upon either shore there
are great nations. They are so slose
however, that their, hearts touch."
Candidate for Confrre.?s.
II. Earlton Hanes, an attorney with
offices in the Woodward building-,
Washington, D. C.. has- announce;}
himself as a candidate for Congress
from the Eighth District of Virginia,
subject to the Democratic primary.
Mr. Hanes, in his announcement, says
that he is not a farmer.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to pvpress cur thanks and j
deepest appreciations to our relatives]
r.r,d friends for their expressions of,
sympathy" and beautiful floral tri- j
hutes sent on the death of our mother, j
Anna M. Dorsey.
Robert A. Dorsey and Wife.
Alexandria City and Suburbs
Friendship council No. 28, Sons and
Daughters of Liberty, held an in
teresting meeting last night. Two
new applications for membership
were received. This council has start
ed its spring drive for new members.
On Friday night, March 15th, a class
initiation will.be held.
"What God does with Backsliders,"
will be the subject of the sermon by
I Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackson at the First
! Baptist church tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock. In the evening he will
speak on 'The Dangerous Experi
ences of Life.J' Sunday school will be
held at 9:30 in the morning. Strangers
will be cordially welcomed at all the
Quite a large number of country
dealers brought produce to the city;
market this morning and business
was apparently much better than on,
any Saturday before in months. The'
prices quoted on various articles
were as follows: Butter brought 6(J
cents; fresh eggs 40 and 45; honey
20; guinea hens $1.50 each; butter
milk 10 cents quart; cottage cheese
20 cents quart; spring onions, three
bunches for 10 cents; carrots 15 cents
qiarter peck; salsify 15 cents bunch;
crbbage five cents head; parsnips 15
cents quarter peck; potatoes 12 cents
quarter peck; turnips 15 cents quar
ter peck; apples 25 cents half peck;
celery five cents bunch. At one of
th.e stalls a muskrat was offered for
sale at 50 cents.
List of Interesting Volumes Recently
Added to the Alexandria Library.
Patrons of the Alexandria library
will 'be interested in the following list
of new books which have recently
been secured:
Clouds, Francis Lee Daingerfield;
The Penalty, Harold Begbie; Her
self, Himself, Myself, Ruth Sawyer;
Slaves of the Lamp, George B. How
ard; Marmaduke, F. A. Steel; The
Tortoise, E. R Benson; The Shadow I
On the Stone, Marguerite Bryant; l
The Witness, Grace L. Hill Lutz; My j
Home in the House of Mercy, F. W. j
Huard; His Own Home Town, Larry j
Evans; Carry On, Coningsby Dawson; i
The' Tree of Heaven. May Sinclair;
Fanny Herse'.f, Edna Ferber; West Is I
West, Eugene M. Rhodes; The World i
and Thomas Kelly. Arthur Train; |
The Bag of Saffron, Bettina von Hut- ]
ten; A Nest of Spies, Pierre Sou
vestre; The Adventuress, Arthur B.
Reeve; Cell Intelligence, Nels Quevli. j
State <?f Virginia Expected to Buy
$45,000,000 Worth of War Savings
Richmond, March 2.?Director
Thomas Lr McAdams, of the War Sav
ings Campaign in Virginia, announces
that reports gathered 'from all sec
tions of the State regarding the sale
of Thrift and War Savings Stamps
irdicate that the campaign is being
pushed vigorously and that if the
pace set by the workers during the
last ten days is maintained much will
be done to overcome the loss and de
lay experienced during the early days
of the fiprht to place Virginia in the
forefriont of the other Common
The size of the task undertaken
was pointed out by Director McAdams
when he announced that if Virginia
is to obtain the $45,000,000 allot
ment, every man, woman and child in
the State must purchase Thrift and
War Savings Stamps to the value <0*
$1.75 each month.
I'nCle Sam's Marines Insured.
Washington, March 2.?The 80th
Company, Regiment, U. S. Marines,
on active service somewhere in France
is insured for $2,545,000.
This undoubtedly establishes a re
cord 'for individual company in
surance subscription. Of the 255 men
in the company, 254 took out in
su7-ance for $10,000, each, the re
maining member subscribed to a
S">,000 policy.
In addition to this. 188 men of the
s^me company made allotments, to
taling $2,830.50, for the "'folks hack
I will not be responsible r&r any
debts contracted by Mrs. Margaretj
William Lyles.
The March term of the Circuit court,
' Judge J. 13. T. ThorntoL, will begin
j on Monday next.
j Services at Trinity Methodist
! church tomorrow will be held as fol
lows: Sunday school and adult Bible
class at 9:30, and preaching by the
pastor, Rev. A. E. Spielman, at 11
o'clock; subject, "Feeding the Mul
titude." Communion will also be held
following the sermon. An evangelis
tic service will be held at 7:45 in the
evening. Free pews and a welcome to
all who wish to attend.
Collector John Hart of Roanoke
gave an interesting address on the in- j
ccme tax, law last night in the rooms I
r.f the Chamber of Commerce to an
audience composed mostly of the
leading business men and bankers of
the city. He said the law had been
hastily passed by Congress, owing
to the short time it had at its dis
posal .before it was necessary to se
cure revenue for the use of the gov
ernment, and that although some puz
zling questions might arise they could
be easily explained if the people
would look at the matter in the right
spirit. Speaking to his audience he
said: "You are Virginians, and you
are going to da your duty."' His ad
dress throughout was listened to with
close attention by all present. Mr.
Hail stated that he was a former
resident of Alexandria, his parents
having lived here up to the time he
was five years old.
Fifty Per Cent of the Seed Corn Re
ported to be Unfit for Planting.
Blacksburg, Va., March 2.?Careful
tests show that at least fifty per cent
of the corn that has been saved for
planting by farmers in the Valley.
Piedmont and Southwest sections of
the State is unfit for seed. Tests
show that this is also true as far
east and south as Brun.twkrk County.
Because of an adverse season, fol
lowed by early fronts and a hard
fieeze early in the fall, much of the
corn failed to mature sufficiently to
make good seed, and the planting; of
corn that has not been tested for
termination could easily mean actual
money loss to Virginia farmers of
twenty million dollars.
The director of the extension d.
vision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
has had the county farm demon
stration agents make careful tests
of the corn that some of their farmers
are saving to plant and tests have
also been made by individual far
mers, pupils in the school and others.
Reports received at the central of
fice of the extension division on
these tests show that the situation
as to seed corn is extremely alarm
ing and warrants putting on an im
mediate campaign for testing seer1
corn. The seed corn situation has no'
been as serious in twenty years, ana
Virginia can less afford to risk the
planting of poor seed corn this year
than ever before. Raising a poor crop
will involve not only a money loss,
but will complicate the food and la
bor shortage.
Good seed corn can be assur I
any farmer if he will make the prop
er effort. Simple directions for test
ing seod corn to determine its ger
mination' qualities can be had by ad
oressing the director of the exten
sion division, Blacksburg. and the
various counties will lend every as
sistance possible. The materials in
quired for the tests are easily avail
able to any one without cost. No
farmer should buy, sell or plant, un
tested seed.
Man. About 10 Wed. Fires at
Youngsters Who Tease Him.
Cumberland, Md., March 2.?Fred
Shipley, 4. and Lulu, his sister, 11,
children of George Shipley were shot
late yesterday evening, the latter
seriously, at Ohio Pyle, a few miles
north of Rockwood, bv Thomas E.
Fearer, of Uniontown, who is in jail.
The bullet has not been located in
the girl's body. It is near the heart.
Fearer came to be married to Miss
Cordelia Taylor. His arrival was the
cause of the gathering of children,
who called on him to treat them. The
wedding had been set for Monday,
but Fearer did not appear, having
been delayed by a storm.
The executive committee o? the
Alexandria Red Cross will hold a
! meeting in the rooms of the Cham
| ber of Commerce on Monday night
j at 8 o'clock.
In the Corporation Court today a
| final decree was entered in the case
of Emma Dodd Shields vs. Edward
Shields, by which a divorce was grant
ed the plaintiff from the defendant
on the ground of desertion.
The auditorium of the Second Pres
I byterian church will soon be ready
! for 'use .The church has been closed
for several months in order to make
the extensive repairs still under way,
during which time the services have
?been held in the Westminster build
There will be preaching by the pas
tor, Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, at
the Second Presbyterian church to
morrow. At eleven o'clock in the
morning there will be communion
service and reception of members. The
evening service will be of an evan
gelistic character. Sunday school will
be heki at 9:30 a. m., and Christian
Endeavor society meeting at 7:15 p.
m. All strangers in the city who
have no church home are cor-j
dially invited to all the services at
this church. I
Department of Agriculture Has Pub-J
lication Ready for Free Distribu
Washington, March 2.?To instruct
and guide the city dweller in making
i.is back yard produce vegetable f?od,
the United States Department of
Agriculture has made ready for free
listribution Farmers' Bulletin O.'KI,
?"The City and Suburban Vegetable
The home garden movement of last
year resulted, according to estimates:
;ited by the Secretary of Agricul- {
turc, in the planting of from 200 to
200 per cent more gardens than ever j
before had produced food. Need for j
more "food this year is expected to re-,
salt in an even greater number 1
The new bulletin is designed to aid
the amateur as well as the experienc
ed gardener. Among the topics treated i
Importance of city gardens, type? j
of gardening, c"st and value of crops i
from home gardens, labor and expense ;
required to make home gardens, loca-j
tion and soil, size of the garden, ar-i
rangement of the garden, fences and
windbreaks, succession of crops, rota
tions, seed, plants, hot beds and cold
frames, fertilizing the garden, liming,
preparing the soil, planting, setting
?jlar.ts, cultivation, irrigation, control
of insects and disease, saving surplus
vegetables, directions for growing
vegetable crops.
The department also has issued
new bulletins dealing particularly
with farm gardening in the north
ern and western States and in the
southern States. Another bulletin
available for distribution is N". 856,
"Control of Diseases and Insect Ene
mies of the Home Vegetable harden."
Campaign on in Ncw England Urg
I ing Fishermen to Catch More Fish
for Markets.
A crop of speakers recently cover
ed New England coast villages from
Cape Cod to Eastport. Me., talking to
fishermen, urging that more fish be
caught and suggesting efficient meth
ods. The campaign was in charge of
Joseph A. Rich, Boston. Mass. Later
the speakers are to go into the cities
and urge consumers to eat mure fish.
Attention. Conlederate Veterans.
The members of R. E. Lee Camp,
Confederate Veterans, will assemble
at Trinity M. E. church at 2:20 p. .m.,
tomorrow, March 3d. in uniform, to
attend the funeral of our deceased
comrade, John C. Burke. By order of
the Commander.
i Edgar Warfield. Adjt.
"If I Had a Million.
Do not forget the drama to be pro
duced on Tuesday night next at Ly
ceum Hall by St. Mary's Dramatic
Club. The receipts will be* for the
benefit of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy war relief work.
Business Men of the City Pronounce it the Greatest Opportunity Alexan
dria Ever Had?Detailed Plans in Full to he Made Public Within Few
Days?To Make the City the Pride of Every Resident.
The Greater Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will either have its
own building or other adequate quarters, following the campaign. Leaders
ir the movement have determined that such is to be one of the first ac
tions of the new organization. Adequate quarters with sufficient commit
tee rooms and separate offices for the different departments, large read
ying and reception rooms and other club feature?, and finally a large as
sembly room?all these things are desired for the new Chamber.
Many o. the business men of the city favor a new building, con
structed on the model of the best commercial organization buildings of
the country. They maintain that such a building would throw the busi
ness and professional men of the city constantly together and from this
association would come continuous activity in commercial, industrial, and
civic life, fn any case, it is everywhere recognized that the present
quarters would be entirely inadequate to house the Chamber of Coni
ne rce with five hundred or more members and its various departments.
A committee was appointed several weeks ago by President Payne
to make an investigation and "to make recommendations concerning new
quarters but in view of the great demand for quick action it is probable
that the committee will be instructed to ms>ke its report during the
The letters pouring into the Chamber of C' nmerce indorsing the cam
paign are a delight to the officers : nd members of the campaign com
mittee. There is one great overwhelming thought running through these
letters, and that is this;
"Now is the greatest opportunity that Alexandria has ever had. The
city can profit permanently from its present opportunities only through
an efficient and business-like organization, representing every business
and professional activity in Alexandria. There must be no half-way meas
ures in this reorganization. We must build on firm foundations. We must
build for permanence. We must build with a great faith in the future of
our city. Let us be equal to the great opportunity before us. Let our vi
sion be an Alexandria of big and varied industries, of salf-sufficiency
ir- retail business, of a great loyalty that will make every man, woman,
and child desire to do his or her buying at home, a city of beautiful homes,
and finally a civic spirit that will make it the pride of every Alexan
drian to say t<> the world, 'T am firm Alexandria, the best city in the
The letters express this thought in many ways, but condensed. That is
the spirit of the business ami professional men that are urging: on the
treat forward movement and offering their financial support and per
sonal service to make the undertaking a tremendous success. These letters
are at the Chamber of Commerce and may be seen by any one. Other let
ters are pouring in by every mail.
The campaign committee is about ready to make public the detailed
plans for the new organization. The working machinery of the Chamber
is to be modernized, and it will be similar to the most efficient business
cr.ncerns. The committee will also make public next week the tentative
budget for the the new organization, showing the financial needs under the
comprehensive plans. Then will follow an official statement and summing
up of the entire plans. Not until every." detail of1 the new organization \
has been made public will any subscriptions for membership'; be taken. .
Germany Demanded 'I'oul and Verdun ;
of France as Guarantees of Xeu
!Paris, March 2.?Two historic d"eu-j
ments, one showing the German j
Government's determination to force
war upon France and the other set
ting forth the reasons which induced
Germany to take Alsace-Lorraine
were made public yesterday by Steph
en Pichon, the French Foreign
Minister. The .Minister .was speaking
at the Sorbonne upon the anniversary
<?? the protest made by representatives
of the National Assembly of .Alsace
Lorraine against annexation to Ger
many. ? >
"I will establish by documents."
said M. Pichon, "that the day the Ger
mans deliberately rendered inevitable j
the most frightful of wars they tried j
to dishonor us by the most coward
ly complicity in the ambush into
which they drew Europe. I will es
tablish it in the revelation o<f a docu
ment that the German Chancellor,
after drawing up, preserved carefully
?and you will see why?in the most]
profound mystery of the most secret!
"We have known only recently of
its authenticity, and it defied any sort
of attempt to disprove it. It bears
the signature of Bethmann-Hollweg
(German Imperial Chancellor at the
outbreak of the war) and the date
July 31, 1014. On that day Von Schoen
(German Ambassador to France) was
charged by a telegram from his Chan
cellor to notify us of a state of dan
ger of war with Russia and to ask us
to remain neutral, giving us IS nours
in which to reply.
"What was unknown uniii today
was that the telegram of the Ger
man Chancellor containing these in
structions terminated with these
" 'If the French Government de
clares it will remain neutral. Your
Excellency will be g-ood enough to
declare that we must, as a guaran
tee of its neutrality, require the hand
iny over of the fortresses of Toul
and Verdun; that we will occupy them
and will restore them after the end
of the' war with Russia. A reply to
this question must reach here before
Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock.'
"That," said M. Piehon, '"is how
Germany wanted peace at the mo
ment when she declare:! war. That is
hew sincere she was in pretending
that we obliged her to take up'arms
foi her defense. That is the price she
intended to make us pay for our base
ness i'l" we had had the Infamy to
repudiate our signature as Prussia re
pudiated hers by tearing up the treaty
that guaranteed the neutrality of
"DuBarry" Tonight.
The great William Fox photoplay,
i "Ou Barry," in which Theda Bara
| does her most brilliant work, will
oppear at the Richmond Theatre to
night. This play is the most wonder
ful creation of its kind that has ever
been presented on the films. All that
Miss Bara has done only gives a sug
gestion of the charm and elaborate
ness of this great production.
The story is a historic one, which
many have attempted to write, and
it has even been seen upon the stage,
but it remained for the films and Miss
Bara to trive to the world the revela
tion of the character of this wonder
ful woman.
Washington and Old D"minion Rail
To the Stockholders of the Wash
ington and Old Dominion Railway:
You are hereby notified that a
general annual meeting of the stock
holders is called lor 11:00 o'clock in
the forenoon on Monday, March 18th.
1018, in the office of the Company
at Rosslyn, Virginia, for the purpose
of electing Directors, and transact
ing any and all business which might
be transacted at any annual meet
Colin H. Livingstone, Pres.
A. K. Stratton, Secy.

xml | txt