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'mm n< Alexandria Gaaett* Corpora
w. StflTH, Vreaiatai and
*nXIAM A* mooih.. .Vie? President
ilCHAEL T. Editor
9AM15S P. PEYTOX^-Buslneba ^nager
if / :?
About two years ago an interesting
panorama was exhibited the Ell.*
' Hall in Alexandria. A large assem --
lage was present which wat-.-lied the
' pictures with great int^es. Some
of the most perfect rep"-/:.^, tuo
Dardanelles, the entrant from the
Aegean Sea to the Sea of Mam.oin.
' ond while the scenes were being so
vividly poxt-tved our minds danced
through history. We thought of
Hells, from whom ti.? liellesqvnt
takes its name, and her fate; of Le*n
der, who swam the stra:.-, (-)Ui miU.
wide) to pass evening< *Horoj
the beautiful priestess of Venus. an.,
his untimely end: the of the
Hellespont b;; Xerxes and Cyrus, and
.centuvies later by A!'xa.vlria the
Great. Those in the audience conver
sant with ?s history and traditions
? of the pr.st were kept in pleasant rev
erics as the^cenes were .-hiftc.I.
The United States wi> n'?t in the
war !,.t the time, but our >t ] atl. c >
were with the nation.* eont-svlr.c
Gem-any'** purpose to nM.te>- tV-e
world. The simmering Hellespont,
Sea of Marmora and Constantinople
were- to be in the hayds of the Tea
tons if Aeir dreams crystalled. Ihe
nJ'.ieif fleot had attempted to force the
Dardanelles, but their efforts proved
futile, and eventually they were forced
to back away and leave the Turks and
their German instructors masters 01
the situation.
For many years in accordance, with
treaties designed to maintain the bal
ance of power, no men-of-war were al
lowed to pass through the Dardanelles
into the Black Sea- This was aimed
at Russia, which lor n !ong time had
coveted Constantinople, the acquisi
tion of which would have made the
Muscovies the most mighty people in
the world.
Were Russia today fighting with the
allies as she was at the beginning
that nation would now lay claim-1<?
this c'rty which stands at the most
strategic point in the world. 1IU'
Muscovite, however, under present
conditions, cannot claim th:s city after
the windup of the war.
The-announcement today that the
allied fleet had entered the Dardanel
les on the way "to Constantinople has
sent thrills of joy throughout the civ
ilized world.
The shades of Hello. Hero. Leauder,
Xerxes. Cyrus and Alexander may be
looking down upon the triumphant al
lies who have redeemed the world and
who are about to drive the last nail
into the coffin autocracy.
Ah xandria's places of worship will
be reopened tomorrow after having
b.tn closed four weeks. It is hoped
:?]! members ami attendants have
maintained their spirituality durinsr
this period by reading their Uibles
c.nd striving t*> keep in the si rah and
?v way which leads to a better
?)uriiur the past year and a half we
h:ive>.beer, listening to patriotic ser
mons and hearing the rendition of
<? r national Ilymn. "America." On
I lie morning of the 11th of July, anni
versary <Jf the destruction cf the Ras
li to in Paris during the birth \'f free
dom in France the organ in the Sec
ov:ii: {Vejji-.ytori^n .Church'pealed forth
v;i'h-i.tho ''Maii^eillaise," as a prelude
to th'c sij'V.M-V "1 ht,* tri-colored flag
was being fluttered by gentle zephyrs
which were entering the edifice at the
We had often heard the notes of
this production incident to the bring
ing forth of French liberty, bat gen
erally associated it with the 'bldody
scenes in France during the revolu
tion, and when jit: was rendered in the
stieets upon barrel-organs we were
generally inclined to listen to it with
horror, imagining we saw the unfort
unate Louis the Sixteenth marching
to the scaffold as well as his unhappy
queen, Marie Antoinette. '
P.iU the notes which swelled forth
in church on that1 Sabbath morn sent
thrills through all present. It was a
time when the allies we.t passing
through a dark cloud with the out
come uncertain. Germany was push
ing ahead, and it looked like Liberty
was ab^ut to be crushed to the earth
under iron and blood.
Times, however, have changed. After
months of suspense, during which the
merciful Maker has been invoked by
our ministers f<?r sucess to the allied
arms, the throne eternal has lisjtenel,
?and we behold,^not Thor with his
hammer, nor Mars with his sword,
but, in the words of the Son of .God.
"Our Father which ar t in heaven."
Our prayers have been answered,
and when we come together again to
morrow we should bb fil'e3 with a
i /
spirit of thanksgiving. The children
of Israel after they had passed
through the Ked Tea and witnessed
the destruction of the Egyptians, sang
"The horse and his rider has he cast
into the Sea." Ou-i^aens of thanks/
giving will be in ord^r.
Chairman Baruch of the War In
dustries Board yesterday made fur
their suggestions for the savin? of
paper. A large tonnage of paper
ami a great savinjr in chemical pulp
would result from the following of
these suggestions, he hinted.
These suggestions are as follows:
1. Write single space, except be
tween paragraphs.
2. Write on both sides in case of
lonj; letters.
8. Use half or two-third sheets for
short letters, if necessary, eliminate
excessive advertising, long lists of of
ficers and directors, etc., from letter
heads, especially where changes are
likely to occur.
4. Use 16-lb paper and the smallest
sized envelopes required by \he en
Use the backs of letters that are
being answered as carbons.
G. Use post cards for acknowl
7. Watch ytfur waste baskets and
use the spoiled sheet and backs of en
velopes-for scratch pads. *
A cartoon in a contemporary a few
days ago represented an editor in his
sanctum with waste paper piled al
nvo.-t as high as his ears. An acquaint
ance who had entered observed, ''Why
you seem buried in paper. What's
the matter?" The wielder of the quill
replied. "Why I've beet\ looking over
government publications calling at
tention to an approaching scarcity of
paper and requesting all to use as
little as possible."
The cartoon expressed more than a
volume. Most newspapers in the
country receive dozens of circulars
daily on war work, movements in this
and that direction, all of which re
quires the use of much paper. Such
documents are type-written irfK-a one
side only, and they furnish clippers
and writers in more paper than they
need. The blank sides of such produc
tions are used in type-writers when
editorials are needed, while reporters
subject the missives to similar base
The government could begin this
crusade in its own departments.
The kalei lo:-c.>nic rapidity with
which momentous events are occurinjr
abroad, as shown by the collapse of
Turkey and the near, approach of
Austria to a similar state, has
brought a feeling of apprehension
among Republican leaders in Wksh
inqrton that the masterful handling of
the situation uy President Wilson, as
shown by these events, wili be reflect
ed at the polls Tuesday. Mgjiy of the
Republicans are privately expressing
the belief that th$ extremely favor
able turn which the war situation has
taken will give the Democrajts a de
cided advantage ia the Congressional
elections. .
If Germany should accept the arm
istice terms of the Inter-Allied War
Council prior to the elections, political
students in Washington believe that
the enthusiasm which would sweep the
United States woutyl result in nothing
short of a Democratic tidal wave.
This feeding is not confined to the
Democrats, but is freely voiced by
many Republicans. A vote of confi
dence in the Wilson policies of such
proportion as to swamp all opposition
undoubtedly would be the result of a
surrender by the Germans at this
psychological moment.
Whether or ,iot the actual breakdown:
. , * i
?f Germany occurs within the next
few days, the fact that she will be is-'
ulated at an early date by the deser
tion of her allies, as foreshadowed in
the dispatches, and the end of the
war brought within sight, is likely to
have practically the same political ef
fect in this country. ThougJj. the Re
publican politicians share with Demo
crats the natural gratification of a
victorious ending of the war brought
near at hand, many are frankly wor
ried about the effect on the political
situation of the latest turn uf events
in the theatre of war
The Republican leaders never have
approached an elecion With less confi
dence nor the Democrats with more
than is ti>e e*'-e now. Reports
from all sections of ^he country indi
cate that President Wilson's appeal
for the return of a Democratic Con
gress has been favorably received and
is' producing results. E.*en Republi
can leaders privately cmcedc that the
President has the confidence of the
masses and the outcome of the elec
tions depends on the extent to which
this confidence is shaken by the con
certed attacks made by former Presi
dent Roosevelt, Chairman Hays, <i
the Republican National Committee,
and other big guns.
Vorwaerts expresses the Gern
dcclinc and frtll epigrammatiea...
when it.says, "The continental
of the German Empire has collar. '
The Hambiirg-Bngflad line has 1** *
reduced to the HamV-urg-Bodent
road. The Cstecho-Slovaks have cu 1
ti.e railroad bet-wean Berlin and V?
etina near Bodenbaeh. an# Germav
tn..n< can go only as far as Schnadar
j'odvnbach is in Bohemia, very c'e.-i
to t>e Saxon boundary. ?5o thi< gran
diose vision of German statesmanship
and the General Staff, and Ihe ' pipi
dreams'' of (Jerman commercial mag
nates, come to an end a law miles <>ut
ss!e of Germany.
Well, it was "world domination 01
decline" lii.u (Jermanv shouted as it
plunged into the fray, : i.d it comes
out with one of the alternatives. As
every one kn??ws, there was never a
more overwhelming national disap
pointment. (Jermany was fast attain
ing the commercial conquest of the
globe. It had Kranee beaten in the
world of commerce. It was threaten
ing the supremacy of Great Britain
upon the seas and in South America
and Asia. Its traders were the most
serious obstacle to the expansion of
our foreign trade.
As an exchange says, in a few
years all the world would have been
tributary to Germany in a commer
cial sense. But the military caste
wanted to demonstrate what they had
so long asserted, that they had the
greatest army on earth. And the
monarch was a victim of military
mania, crazy enough actuallv to say
that where Alexander and Caesar and
Napoleon had failed he won11 succeed.
Behind these was a nation iatn>icat?d
bv the flattery of its. un:'-'-rs:ty pro
fessors, drunk with the ar-uranen of
it? military chiefs, and dazzle.', o*. the
amount of wealth it had acquired m a
generation, whose cuoidlrv was
aroused by the sight of a'd the weailh
in the world which it.had not vet- se
cure,I. J-..''-' I '
So it started out to make the neariv
completed ruro I om~ ITap.burg to
1 ~
Bagdad a base of operauu?s for a tr> ^
umjihal march around t'nt world. And j
now its through trains scheduled for
the other side of the world call get no
farther than FJo-'enbach.
Germany may not yet be willing to
confess before the world that it i>
beaten; it may not be ready to admit
to itself that its might cannot at least
keep its enemies from the frontiers,
hut it cannot deny to itself or to the
world ^hat it is now without a friend
among the nations of the earth. It
has not a comrade upon whom it may
lean or an ally to which to turn for
support. Bulgaria has deserted, Aus
tria is appealing to the allies for a
? separate peace and Turkey has sur
f rendered.
L One wonders what the German peo
ple must think of themselves, of their
military system, of their philosophy
of force and their policy of ruthles;
ness when they contemplate their
plight at-this time. They cannot hold
their government alone guilty of the
crimes against civilization, which
have arrayed more than twenty na
tions against t'hem and dissolved ev
ery alliance which they had made.
They must know, if they are capable
of reflection, that they themselves
have stood by that government, glo"
ied in its brutality as long as brutali-.j
meant success and countenanced ter
rorism in all its forms as long as vic
tory by such processes seemed possi
They new have failed They have
been defeated by the same force
which they invoked; they have been
mastered by the same militarism
which they relied upon to dominate
the world. Tlv.-ir enemies are about
reduce th'-.i lalpless-ii'-**. aft ?
already having reduced them to
hopelessness, and while the battle
goes on one after another of their al
lies repudiates the covenants which
bound mem together. N'-'t only 1,1-0
these alliances repudiated, but they
J are repdiated in hi"te- Bulgarians.
Austrians, and Turks have turned
against Germany. They have shaken
themselves free of an oppressor. Lhe.\'
have refused to light longer the war
that was Germany's war from the
outset, and in the years to come iheii
maledictions will bt up>i the nation
>1 at sought to sacrifice them to i:
nwn dva nt ge.?Ricnmor.d Time -
Tt is most diverting to see tne two
f spubilcan ex-Presidents warning the
untry ajrainst Caesar ism and cJiv
.torship and the menace to o\ir liber
ies of submitting to the tyranny of
Wilson. As a contemporary
says, the personality of the objeetors
?lakes this p-'itvularly deiici-rus? or
irritating. Theodore Roosevelt coi
ilacted the int'st personal Government
we have had since And:*cv." .jneksv:.
Hand William Howard Taft c3ii!dn t
jr ndd h.s own party together, tr> ;;ny
Bnothin^ uf making any impression on
a the opposition, anil hi^ was the wor;t
bcaten candidate anv of the -rre ;t
parties of the country ever ran. This
is a fine pair of ducks to quack about
the danger to our liberties in giving
the Administration'an overwhelm:1^
vf?te of confidence!
Mr. Roosevelt paid no attention to
the Constitution or the Congress, and
boasted of making the Panama r.i
nal. with the help of a revolution ar
ranged in Washington. and which Mr.
Roosevelt would not allow Colombia
to suppress, while Coheres? talked
arout it. Without any such nece s?:v
as a great war creates he forced his
personality upon the country, merely
in the exuberance of his self-conceit
and hi? wilfulness
Nearly 50 years ago The Xew York
Ilerald was* solemnly warning the
country day after day for ni?nths of
t;v2 Caesnrism of General Grant.
Grant and the political gang th t
ruled through him didn't care fr.t*
much of anything except their own
interests, but civil liberty survived,
and: there was enough independence
:n the country to refuse Grant a third
term, even after his presrge had be n
new-gilded by the regal iionOrs Eu
Will Be on the Bargain Tables
ropcan Governments paid him on hi;
grand cour.
This chatter about Caesarism is
pretty threadbare, and. coming from
the Republican ex-Presidents, it :s
scarcely amusing.
If Vou Have Trouble.
If you have trouble, forget it to think
of the troubles awhile
That darken the hearts of your fellows
that go with a scng and smile;
For "ften beneath the singiijg there's
an ache.ihat alor.!? they feel
Who have felt the brand of the battle,
who have bowed to the yoke of
If you have trouble, remember the
times when your troubles are light
When you dance all day mid the 1k:!)
Mes t-'iat bu.r. with beauty bright.
While others you envy are shadowe !
so often with deepest care, "
More than they bargained t<i garner,
more thm ihcy-re able to bear.
If you have trouble, take comfort from
the services of .-weetne-s and
T'.at sympathy rentiers ti> others who
a leepcr than you in the ruth
That liff has been raining up?n them,
while mayl-e your own seem
In t**.-?.i? thought of d'.iei'- -"!?:?(.;v a'vl
servico?yon haw ro tron'*1'^ .it .1! !.
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Washington, D. C
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and Dresses
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trimir.imr '< ? n.riu ? oa: .Tarmentsi
lo:?:c new. i'.-v i-i !?o-1.
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particulars, er write
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The Government appeals to the citizens cI Alexandria to open
, their homes and rent 3 roam or two to war workers.
Please fill out this com and return to the
Cameron zfnd Fairfax Streets.
Address -
?J> i v/iil Rent ? Room. 2 Rooms. 3 Rooms. ???
% : , ? 4
Siic r :% 1% t "o ?> if~\o
W AiN oKOb.
Estimates Gladly Furnished for Linoleum
and Window Shades in Any Quantity.
?* 1,1
One Yard Wide 75 c
Two Yards Wide SI50
Two ardo Wide, $2.00, S2.50, So.00 ^ejua'T yard.
Heavy Opaque Window Shades. 42 in. wide ca.!: $2.S>
36 inches wide each 75c arid S3.10
COBHERCUli ai? mcr
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S. F. DYSON 6 m.
Eooksciirrs and Stationers,
r:n Kins sin-vt.
.\ot:o is hereby given that the an?
nii.fl ro??i.hj??- of stockholders of the
V.'a hin;';t' n Safe Deposit Company Jn
?-<? r" will be heJ.'i '?>t tr,; o'lir
' T iho company 111 south Fairfav
htrcvt, Alexandria, Virginia, on i'ucs
?'ay, November 5, 11'IJS, at 12 o'clock
rioop for the purpose of electing a
J.'oar*! c: Directors for the ensuing
year and for the transactor. of pucj.
? tl.er busire.sa as may properly ccme
before said meeting.
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