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PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
Except Sunday.
By The Alexandria Gazette Corpora
tion, 117 King Street. Alexandria, Va.
?OWAJID XV. SMITH, President and
Treasurer.
WILLIAM ALBERT S3IOOT, Vice
President.
4o?lnjf BRADLEY HARD. Editor and
General Manager.
Entered at the Postofflce at Alexan
dria, Virginia as second class matter.
GO TO WORK OR GO TO WAR.
The words in this headline is the
sentiment expressed by the house of
delegates of Virginia toward the
?thousands of idlersN to be found in
the cities of Virginia. Pleading ur
gent necessity because of the acute
situation with which the farmers and
manufacturers of Virginia alike are
?wrestling, Delegate E. Griffith Dod
son, of Norfolk, yesterday moved to
take up out of its regular order the
compulsory labor bill. To get it be
fore the house for. action, Mr. Dod
son moved to discharge the commit
tee on general laws from further con
sideration of the measure.
Mr. Dodson told the bouse that this
was an urgent war measure. The bill
is along lines similar to the Mary
land law.
Delegate Walton, cf Hanover, chal
lenging the motion of Mr. Dodson,
inquired: "Have we not a vagrancy
law that will apply to the situation?"
Mr. Dodson replied in the negative.
He said that the idlers were largely
j of :a type against whom it is difficult
.'to secure convictions when the cases
are presented in court. The motion t?>
discharge the committee was carried
f44 to 28. The bill will be soon ad
vanced to its passage, which seems
assured.
One of the cases before the Alex
andria Police Court this morning was
that of a negro named Ernest
XT&v'd who had been arrested twice
during the past twenty-tfour hours
for vagrancy. Lloyd was arrainged
yesterday on complaint of officers who
stated that he refuses to work an;i
?cts insolent and defiant when they
question him. Judgment was suspend
ed, at the instance of his counsel, for
one hour in order to give the ac
cused time to leave the city. But the
negro proceeded to a shop in the
'?Petersburg" district, showing no in
tention o-f shaking the dust of Alexan
dria from his feet. Officer. Xevett ac
costed him, and was answered in an
insolent manner. He resisted the of
ficer, and the latter was forced to use
his stick upon him. He was sent to
jail this morning for ninety days.
Laborers are in demand in this city
at three dollars a day.
APPEAL TO GERMAN POCKET.
??
The Chamber of Commerce of the
United States, composed of 1,000 lo
cal commercial and industrial or
ganizations of the country, has just
adopted by the significant vote o:
1,204 to 154 a resolution warning
German business men that an econom
ic combination will be formed against
Germany after the war. unless the
danger of excessive armament is re
move;: by making the German Gov
ernment a responsible instrument ron
?5t rolled i>y the people.
? The Baltimore Sun in referring to
the action cf the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States says most
Americans have been disposed to
agree with the declaration made by
the President some time ago as to the
inadvisability of following a war of
(arm? with an economic war. And the
vote of th>* Unites! States Chamber
of Commerc e does not indicate a
chancre in that view, except as a
means of bringing Germany to her
senses and compelling her by econom
ic pressure to do what she might not
do otherwise. The resolution points
out that "the siste of the German
junuiment after the war will be the
measure of the greatness of the
armament forced on all nations." and
that "the size of Germany's future
armament will depend on her nTtf
war receipts of war materials an.l
the profits of her foreign trade."
The program outlined is a program
of deten.-e, not of aggression. It is
7\ot designed for purposes of punish
ment. but for purposes of self-pro
tection. If we are not very much mis
taken, the action of the United States
?^c*6i!r/q#. Commerce'.will make Ger
man men "think very deeply.
And ic- ihry'are. t":,.K'cd to choose be
twrrri autocracy a'nd national pros
] * ? ity, thev will r>e mighty apt to
choose the latter.
INDEMNITY DREAMS.
An incidental budget jusl present
ed to the German Reichstag calls for
a few billion marks merely to meet
the increased interest charges on the
public debt. Germany is not raising
enough by taxation to pay its in
terest; it didn't seem worth while at
the outset to increase taxation, be
cause the indemnities would be com
ing in, in a few months, and Pacto
lean streams would flow~from Lon
don'and Paris. The payments of the
indemnity have been deferred. The
longer they are deferred the less does
the German Government dare to tell
its people that they will never get
any indemnities. Economists calculate
that one-fourth of the whole national
wealth has been destroyed. Depreciat
ed paper is issued by billions by the
Reichsbank, through the War Banks
scattered all over the country to lend
you money on securities or your
home or your household furniture if
you will agree to lend it to the Gov
ernment again. An endless chain is
working in a well that is always
growing deeper; there is constantly
more chain and less water. Business
firms are issuing what we call "shin
plasters."
(As a cotemporary says, those in
demnities will never come. The Ger
mans will not get their war costs from
their enemies, and "the word will be
with the Prussian tradition." What
this means is that the representatives
of the people will take possession of
the Government, and the Prussian
tradition of the monarchy will disap
pear.
WELFARE OF THE RACE.
There is one bill before the general
assembly, reported out by the com
mittee for courts of justice, *hich s
deserving of favorable regard sa>.
the Richmond Journal. It is house bill
242 regulating marriages and the
issuance of marriage licenses.
purpose is to inhibit the mtermai
r;a?'e ?:* feeble-minded persons, taal
tual criminals, the hereditary epilep
tic or insane person, or any person
of any age, who is afflicted with an>
contagious venereal disease. Clei
men and officers of the law, authorized
'to solemnize marriages in Virginia,
are interdicted under heavy penalt>
irom performing a marriage cere
n-oney uniting in matrimony those
coming under the ban; clerks of court
are sTmilarly enjoined against issu
ing marriage licenses to such, and
the right of- protest by an>*c^"'
having personal knowledge of the
itemized disabilities of the applicant
for marriage is invited.
Xo member of the general assem
bly can fail to be impressed by the
necessity !?or taking drastic steps to
prevent'the spread of infectious dis
eases and the wisdom of enacting
hnvs that will restrict the propaga
tion of the species among imbeciles
and*the criminally inclined..
. The act should be passed by the
legislature without fail, and- the law
vigorously enforced thereaiter.
WHEN TO EXPECT THE EN1).
Whether Scheidemann was sincere
or was only pandering to patriotism
when he said that he could not see
a day when Germany would say, "1
am beaten; give me peace," it is of
ihe utmost importance that he said?
and all Germany heard him say it?
that he could not see any day when
the Allies would make a similar con
fession.
The Philadelphia Record in com
menting upon the above says the
Germans have been enduring gie.it
sufferings in the expectation "of an
ultimate triumph. They are rapidly
becoming accustomed to the idea that ?
a German victory is impossible. When
the Germans realize that they can
not win they will rapidly lose their
resolution to go on enduring.
In the Clerk's Office cf the Corpor
ation Court, of the City of Alexandria, .
on the 26th day of February, 1918.
Mary Emma Bowie vs Lewis Orlan
do Bowie, in Chancery.
Memo. The object o" this suit is
to obtain an absolute divorce from
the defendant upon the grounds of
wilful desertion and abondonment for
more than three years prior to the in- (
stitution of this suit.
It appearing by an affidavit tiled in
this cause that the defendant Lewis
Orlando Bowie is a non-resident of
ti.is State: It is ordered, That said
defendant appear here within fifteen
days after due publication of this or
der. and do what is necessary to pro- a
tect his interests in this suit
William P. Woolls P. Q.
A copy Teste.
XEYELL S. GREENAWAY,
Clerk.
. At YOUR CALL
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or day on all "Rush Orders' of print
ing.
HARRY W. WADE.
313 King St. Phone GU.
Classified Advertising
iOOMS to rent at 15 Cedar street,
Rosemont. 52-6't
Metal Garage for Kent?$3 per month
Apply at 527 north Columbus
street, Alexandria. 55-0t
FOR SALE?.Horse, wagon and
harness. Apply to C. J. Mueller, 825
Duke street, city. 52-3t
WANTED?A well digger or well
cleaner. Apply to M. L. Horner, 612
King street. Phone 269.
33-3t.
WANTED?Man for general work
about store. M. Ruben and Son, 601
King street, Alexandria. 52-3t.
WANTED?Man for delivery wagon,
white or colored. Apply at once to
National Biscuit Company 433 south
Washington street, Alexandria.
WANTED?Office space for three
de^ks in building convenient to
down town. Address "Business,"
care Gazette. 50-tf.
W A N.TE 1)?Boo kke eper, pr ef era bly
one experienced in real estate and
insurance. M. L. Horner, (>12 King
street. 52-3t.
I.OST?Ring, set with Carbuncle. In
itials "H. F. H., Jr." Liberal re
ward if returned to 606 Queen
street, Alexandria.
WANTED?Lady and young man as
waiters, board and good pay. Ap
ply to Alexandria Quick Lunch, 318
King street). 50-6t.
WANTED?Girl for office work.
Splendid chance for advancement.
Apply to Adams Express Co. 106
South Fairfax.
YOUNG MEN WANTED?You can
not acquire a better trade than
shoemaking. Good pay. 'Pafr Shoe
Co., Washington and Gibbon street,
Alexandria. 50-6t.
FOR SALE?A 1915 Chevrolet auto
mobile, in first class condition.
Good bargain to quick purchaser.
Inquire of Mt. Vernon Auto Co.,
Alexandria, Va. 307-tf.
LOST?Pocketbook containing bills.
Lost Friday night, March l, on
Prince street, between Washington
and St. Asaph. Return to 614 Prince
street and get reward. 53-3t.
LOST?Monday February 25th, pock
etbook with papers of owner. T. J.
Ingram. Reward for return to M.
L. Horner, 612 King St, Alexan
dria, Va. 4S-3t.
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PAPER HANGING, and Window
Shades made to order. Estimates
cheerfully given. II. E. Webb, 137
South Faiifax street, l'hone Y10.
Thurs.-Fri.-Sat-tf. -
FOR SALE?Pine wood, six dollars
for half a cord, cut for stove or fur
nace. Postal assures prompt deliv
ery. Harry Beasley, R. 2, Box ">3.
Fairfax, Ya. 50-3t.
GIRLS WANTED?Sixteen years of
age or over, also women, for ma
chines and table work. Good pay
while learning. Paff Shce Co.,
Washington and Gibbon street.
Alexandria, 50-6t.
WANTED?Colored chamber maid
and waitress, to stay nights. Wages
$20 per month. Address No. 211
Bradley Lane, Chevy Chase, Mary
land. Phone Cleveland 1472.
52-31.
\\ ANTED?Specialty salesmen?Live,
energetic men who want an op
portunity of making, good money.
Square deal contract. The Buck
eye Oil and Paint Co., Cleveland,
Ohio. 53-lt
AGENTS?Make big profits selling
our extracts. perfumes, coid
creams, face powders, spTces, medi
cines, etc., Beautiful highgrade
line. Exclusive territory. Sample
soap free. Lacassian Co., Dept. do,
St. Louis, Mo.
MARRY IF LONELY?For results,
try me; best and most successful
"Home Make?;" hundreds rich
wish marriage soon; strictly con
fidential; most reliable, year.-? ex
perience; descriptions free. "The
Successful Club." Mrs. Purdie, Box
556, Oakland, California.
)LD FALSE TEETH WANTED?
. Don't matter if broken. I pay $2
to $15 per set. Also cash for oid
gold, silver, and broken jewelry.
Send by parcel post and receive
check by return mail. Will hoid
goods 10 days for senders approval
of my offer. L. Maner-2007 south
5th street, Phila., Pa.
Y ANTED?Boat builders, cabinet
makers, joiners, and good first
class house carpenters. Our shops
are sanitary, well ventilated, steam
heated and the workrng quarters
are excellent. Port Clinton is lo
cated on the shore of Lake Erie,
midway between Toledo and Cleve
land, on the main, line of the New
York-Central Railroad. Non-union
shop .We offer good wages,, steady
work, and transportation will be
refunded. Write us if you want a
good job, with good pay. The Mat- >
thews Boat Company, Port Clin- *
ton,, Ohio. * 43-It ?
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