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? Dally Newspaper in the ft ? ? 1 States and Best Advertis rff ing Medium in Northern Virginia, ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE MONDAY,-A VOL. CXX'XV?No. ?i PRII 7, 1919. cs?i2ta?0 i? ?wqn _ Fcr this section?Partly tonight and tomorrow; warmer. PRICE, ONE CENT. PREPARE FOR 1 VICTORY L IX-" .. I Final Plans Will be Made by ' Committee Next Sun . day Afternoon ; 'OVER THE TOP' SLOGAN 'V ?Alexandria in Previous War Drives Has Made an Excellent Showing? Efforts Will be Made to Exeeed Her Allotment. ! The Iccal Victory Liberty Loin Committee is rapidly completing plans for the drive which will begin | April 17 and er.rl May 10. Committees ) have been appointed and the detail work is nc-w being mapped out by the different subcommittees in order that all will be in readiness on the opening day of the campaign. The final plans for the affair will be completed at a meeting of the general committee which is scheduled to be held at 4 o'clock next Sunday afternoon. It is proposed by the committee to erect twelve booth at different points of the city for the for the taking of , subscriptions and the sale of the i bonds. I Alexandria it is believed will gc I ''over the top" as she has dene in ! all previous war drives and the committee in charge, of which Rob ert S- Jones is chairman, will work hard to see that this is accomplished SWIVEL CHAIR HERO "Remember, I Volunteered to Come Here With Wilson," His Cry in Paris. (! Being as gallant a figKter as evo spent hours of peril in a swivel chai "and endred the hardships of a mea pre mi d-d a v meal at (the New Will an! in Washington, he demanded atten tion when he reached Paris. A't Jeast ithi.1}. is the st.:ry they tel" of an army officer who was here wit! the President. He dirtn't like the roorv assigned ito /him in. a (thorough!" ? modern .hotel. But he bounded th:> u1 . timatum, based apparently on hi ; idea pf extraordinary sacrifice an;: i service. | "You've grot to treat me rig-hit," said the fighter of .the Washington front "Remember, I volunteered to ccmc over here with .the President. The ardeiiy on .the elevator?.th: jlittle* fellow with two wound strip? | I j?just smiled. ( MISSING AFTER THREATS Tells His Wife of Alleged Blackmai' I Attempts, Then Disappears . Following: the strange disappear ance of Thadius DeVail, automobile accessory store owner, from his home on Livingston road su'the'a-it, Washing ton, the police have sent out a look out bearing a description of the miss ing man. DeVail, wh'o has a wife and two small children, left viis home Satur-1 day night. He previously had 'told his wife that he had received a threat lening leitter demanding that he de posit $50 at a certain place on" pair cf death. Derail had with him at thf time of his disappearance several hundred dollars. The police are at : loss to explain .the case. DeVail ds described' as being 2? years old, five feeit nine inches, 14s pounds, smooth face, light hair and was wearing a brown i?uit and felt ha' when he left home. LABOR TESTS FOR MOONEY Ove How Meetings Provided f jr at May 1st Demonstration. New York, April 7,?Plans for a "Thomas Mooney" meeting to be held in Madison Square Garden the night of May 1, as announced by the general j Mooney committee, include provision j for overflow meetings. The commit-! tcr> expeots to <o.Ver:rowd the vast gar den for the "Mooney" meeting, at which, it was said. Dudley Field Ma lone, former Collector of the Port of lew York; John Fitzpatrick, recently ImayoraJty candidate in Chicago, and [other prominent' men will <?peak. "The meeting," the committee said, J?,will be a tesit of c-Tg-anized labor in Vij*? city, and. will prove how. popular Lhe?,general strike whdeh was decided ipejD, ,?tj the Chicago convention is riui the unions of this'city." Advertise your wants in the Ga :ette Classified column. PREDICTS EARLY PEACE Lloyd George Says People Must be Patient Pending Final Settle ment. Paris, April 7,?"Let public opinion wait another fortnight, we are nearing the end," Lloyd George is quoted as saying in an interview with a repre sentative of Le Matin. "Agreement will not be bng in com ing on all questions concerning Ger many," continues the British premiei "The peace preliminaries will be ready by Ea-rter." "But why," asked the interviewer, ''should net amount of the war bill whatever it may -be, be submitted t< Germany before anything else, an: why should she not be compelled tc leccgnize her debt?" "Who says we have net decided that?" was Lloyd George's reply. "Can't peopls judge our work instead of seeking always to judge our inten tions? This conference has had tc meet awl discus's matters under con dition's without precedent in history. All eyes are turned towaril it nnC what o's .more ^ericus still, all ears are listening at the dcor. The ene my's ears tangle with joy when they think they observe some hesitation while the ears of cur friends who hear only confused rum'ors, interpret then badly. "Let public opinion .wait a few morr days and it will then be able to fonr an opinion ntot on rumors but o: facts." COMING AIR LINERS Dirigibles With Swimming Pools. Theaters, Etc., Are Predicted. Detroit. April 7.?Within ten years huge dirigibles, larger then the larg est vessels now afloat, fitted with lux urious passenger accomodations, will bo flying around the world, accord ing to William ByStout, chief engi neer of the United States Aircraft Engineering Company, of New York in ar. interview here. In less t)hfan? that time, trans-ccean ic flights in aircraft'fitted with swim ming tanks, libraries, bowling alley, theaters and other luxurious conveni ences and accommodations fcr 250 I passengers and 150 tons of freight I will 'be common, said Stout. Aerial taxis will be general in a few [ years is Stout's belief. He -aid flyint I machines of all kinds were being de veloped so rapidly that in a con* paratively short time their empby mi-r.t as freight and passenger car riers will 'be 'common and through th&:: great speed be preferable to land an ' ocean carrier- of today. London, April 7.--The aeroplane of the future may be a hu-xe an ' hairy monster. Dr. G. H. Rodman points out that flies experience no difficulty in if gard to sideslips and air-pockets, an ' in his trtpinicn 'it is because thei: bodies and wings are covered witr rough hair, whlichl '"grip-'" Who at mosphere. He recommends that aircraft de signers experiment in this direction in order to find a solution of some of their difficulties. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COM MITTEES N AM ED The appointment of the following standing committees of the Chamber of Commerce, has just been announc ed: Executive Committee ? Carroll Pierce. Robt. S. .Tones, Harry Ham mond, Judge S. 0. Brent, -T. V. Wil liams. Finance?Robt. S. ? Jcnes. Geo. D. Hopkins, Geo. E. Warfield, W. A. Smoct, C. H. Livingstone. Legislative Committee?John W. May, Dr. W. M. Smith., Robt. E. Knight, B. W. Mcrse, Wallace Lind sev. 1 Membership?S. C. Cropley, K. W. Ogden, R. L. Payne, Wallace Lind sey, Howard W. Smith, 0. II. Kirk, L. Ruben,-J. Wim. May. J. Y. Williams. president improved Paris, April 7.?President Wilson remained in bod yesterday, although an official, bulletin said that he was much improved yesterday morning. The President slo.pt well daring the ni-^ht and hna a normal temperature when he awoke. The official statement issued yes terday morning said: | "President Wilson had a good I night and his temperature is normal. He is much better, but remains in | bed today." / Leroy Hodges and Charle - E. Ash burner Will Ad dress Citizens Friday TO BE IN OPERA HOUSE Large Gathering Expected to Hear Talks on Change of City Form of Government. ? The annonncement by the Cham ber of Commerce of this city, that.-',' public meeting cf the tax payers will be held at the Opern House next. Friday night, on ths matter of r: proposed form of city government has apparently awakened much in terest. It is now assured, because of the enthusiasm thus awakened, that a large crowd will be present on thi? ! night. * The present function of the Cham ber of Commerce in this discussion is purely educational, taking thic opportunity to make a broad an:! comprehensive study of . this ques tion. giving to both sides every chance to state their position. The chamber has provided for thi. meeting well known speakers, mer. experienced in municipal affairs am government. Among those assure?' ?as a speaker on. this occasion will b-. Leroy Hodges, a Virginia lawyer, and expert on municipal efficiency Mr. Hodges, for the la.-t eight years has given his time to the study o: municipal and state government-* and for several years was director o' the Bureau of Applied Economic? with headquarters in Washington, D C. Prior to the late war Mr. Hodge: was sent abroad by the National Mu r.icipal League, to study city gov ernmert in England. France, an; Germany Mr. Hodges served as director c ihe Bureau of Municipal Research ii Petersburg, Virginia, which Bureai was instrumental in the c.'ty of Pet ersburg adopting the city manage form of government Irst year. Mi Hedges was also cne of the leader ?in the educational campaign of Nor folk, Virginia, last year, resulting r their adopting the city manager forr of government. Mr. Hodges is a' present executive secretary for th Governor of Virginia and a memhc of his staff. It is also expected that Mr. Chas E. Ashburner will be present to ad dress the mass meeting, and give : full discussion of the practical side of the city manager plan. Mr. Ash burr.er has the distinction of b>'!ni the first city manager to take chargr of a ciiy in the United States, un dertaking his work first at Staunton Virginia, in 1008. Subsequent to hi: position of city managr of Staunton Virginia, he was called to Spring field, Ohio, but is now back in Vir ginia, havjng assumed his duties ii the city of Norfolk. DEMAND DRY LAW REPEAL 50,000 Labor Pnionists in Monster , Protest Meeting at Boston. Boston. April T..?Organized laboi at a mass-meeting on the Common yesterday, under the auspices of the Bositon Central Labor Union, protest ed ratification of the prohibition amendment without an expression of opinion from the people, and adoptee' a resolution calling upon the President to repeal his proclamation, effective July 1, providing for war time prohi bition. Leaders estimated the attend ance at 50,000. Parades of union work ers preceded the meeting. The speakers were union men, and included several soldiers and sailors :r. uniform recently returned from active service. The resolution declares that "while we join with our fellow countrymen in protecting and maintaining our per sonal liberties, wc have a great in terer.t in opposing prohibition because of its great industrial effect upon the employment of 500.000 workers;'" that "we record our protest against the ratification of the eighteenth amendment by 3.8G4 persons, a ma jority of the legislators of 36 States, without an expression of opinion from and undemocratic," and "that we re affirm our belief in the initiative and referendum, in State?' rights and per sonal liberties, and .maintain that no question is too great for the people to decide." y Try the Gazette Classified column for results. ERZBERGER'S DRAFT Present Peace Leader of Germans Had Vastly Different Perspec tive Back in 191*1. ?Mathias Erzberger, chairman of the German Armistice Commission 2nd a member of fhe German Gov ernment. was accused of being the author of a document written in 1914, showing that Germany's peace terms, if she won, would include targe annexations and indemnities, Herr Landauer, representative of the Munich Soldiers1 and Workmen's Council, declared in. a speech at Augsburg, Bavaria, accoi'ding to a dispatch to the Frankford Zeitung. Landauer, who was speaking at a meeting in memory of Kurt Eisner, the lato Bavarian Premier, said he had a copy of the document. Landauer at first refused to give the name of the uthor, except that he was still a member of the Gov ommnt. Finally, however, he said that tjie person to whom he alluded was Herr Erzberger. Among the peace tei*ms mentioned in the document, Landuer said, were: Annexation of Belgium, French Nor mandy and several towns on the southeastern coast of England. Annexation of the territories on the eastern fror.ties of Germany, which have since become separate States. Establishment of a large Germn colonial empire. Payment of a war indemnity cal culated to cover Germany's expenses curing the first 10 months of the war, as well as the entire German debt before the war. Herr Landauer sserted that these P ... terms were approved in principle by General von Falkenhayn. General von 'Mo'tke and Admiral von Tirpitz. WOMAN, RECLUSE LEFT SI,900. \ . , .Alan's Suit She Wore Lined With Old Bills New York, April 7-?In the thro? story frame house in Newark, N. J., in which Mrs. Annie L. Schafer, an aged recluse, was suffocated in ~ fire Friday night the police un earthed yesterday $1,900 in old bills. The money was hidden -in hymn books, in tobacco boxes, wrapped in old papers and rags, folded in an cient magazines and sewed m the linings and pockets of th? man'"; cltthing th? woman wore r.' the lime of her death. In an okl s'.oyj ami one tiiair. constituting '"'no sole furniture of the house, $27 found. The woman had jived alone for 10 years, during the last two. of which she had never bet-n outside. When in need of provisions she would call to a boy in the street from a win dow and send him. When the tradesmen arrived she would meet him at the door. No one was per mitted co enter t^e house. Her sole companion was a black and tan dog, v. hich also w:>i suffocated. She had a mania for collecting not only money but newspapers a nd magazines and the house was filled with paper. Her bed was made on a pile of newspapers thrown in a cor ner of a room on the top floor. STABS FALLEN POLICEMEN Murder May Follow Raid on Crap Game in Freight Car Wilmington, Del., April 7.?Wil liam P. Vandergrift, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad policeman, was proba bly fatally stabbed yesterday after noon by Robert Tylor. alias Jelly Rose, a negro, near the railroad camp in West Wilmington. Vander grift, with his brother, Harry G-, also a policeman on the Reading | Railway, were attempting to break up a crap game in a freight car when the attack occurred. While chasing the men Vander grift stumbled and fell and while; lying on the ground Taylor, it is said, plunged a dirk into his body and then fled. Pp to a late hour Taylor bad not been located. Vandergrift is in the Delaware Hospital in a seri ous condition. THE FREE KINDERGARTEN The Free Kindergarten Associa tion held its monthly meeting April 4, at 301 South Asaph street. A good report was read from the Kinder gartner. An entertainment is in pror-rect for the benefit of the schoci. A donation from Mr. De Wilton Ait cheson gratefully acknowledged, also from the- following contributing members, Miss Eliza Roberts, ten dollars; Mr. Worth Hulfish, five; Mrs. D. R. Stansbury and Miss Stansbury one dollar each. State Board of Charities and Corrections Makese Favor able Report CITY FORM ALL RIGHT Inmates Apparently Contented?Has Capacity for Thirty-Five?Present Number Eighteen. Mayor Thomas A. Fisher has re ceived from the State Board of Charities and Corrections a report of officials who recently inspected the jail and almshouse in this city. Apart from a recommendation that the jail should have electric lights., that in stitution was found in a satisfactory condition. The report on conditions at the alms house was equally encouragimr. It shows that this institution has a capacity for 35 inmates, while the number of those now being1 enter tained is IS. Five are white males and one colored. Four white fe males and six negro females are in mates. Four white men and three white fomaies are able to work. Two of the colored women are prisoners. The sanitary condition was pre r.ounecd jjcod. The water supply comes frcm the city hydrants. Re ligious services are held every Sun day by delegations from the various churches. 'Xew floors have recently been laid in three lower rooms and hall. The house is comfortably heated by stoves, burning both wood and coal. The report states that the general impressions of the house, farm, inmates and attendants are good. The land seems to be fail". They raise most of their vegetables and part of their meat. All seem contented and comfortable. The in spcctors state that Mrs. Sherwood seems capable and motherly. The rooms of the inmates are clean, and the cots have good furnishings, and all things seem neat and clean. Joshua R. Sherwood is the present superintndent, and Doctor W. A. Warfield the medical attendant. The above will be read with pleas ure by all citizens. There have been times when our city alms house was a subject of criticism. Such com plaints, however, when investigated, wore generally found to be ground less. The report of the State Board r. f Charities and Co re? t ions shows that our alms and work house are all that should be expected. NOT TO CALL ASSEMBLY Governor Believes Road Problem May be Handled Without Extra Meeting. The General Assembly will not be called in extra session this year to match Federal appropriatons for roads in Virgin a, if there is any pos sible way of saving this cost, accord ing to a statement given out Sat urday at the office of Gov. West moreland Davis. Much influence has been brought to bear upon the chief executive, es pecially by the Virginia Good Roads Association, whose executive com mittee passed an urgent resolution on the subject, to convene the Leg islature at an early date. The Gov ernor, however, has made it plain that he wants to get around this exigency, if possible, and is opposed to increasing the tax burden unless the State is ready and fully prepared actively to launch at this time upon an extended road building program. For the purpose of advising in the adoption of a good roads program for the State, the Governor yesterday rnnouneed the appointments of the Governor's advisory board on road consti"ucticn, an organization com posed of well known constructor; and engineers, and headed by Harry Frazier, of Richmond. BUILDING COMMITTEE Mc-etir.g Tcnight at Chamber of Commerce Thc-re will be a meeting tonight at eight o'clock of the building com mute, appointed by the Chamber of Commerce to report on some plan for the erectijri of houses in the city of Alexandria. It is hoped that at this meeting some plan can be devised whereby iegularly employed workers in the city of Alexandria can purchase homes for themselves, making a small cash payment on same, paying i the balance in monthly installments. PASSOVER __ Jewish Feast Falls on Tuesday, April The 15th The celebraticn cf the Jewish feasl of the Pasrscver begins on the even ing of April 14th with sundown. The manner of its observance was dor termined largely by the biblical or dinance- concerning this feast. It i j to be observed for a period of sever days. Those who .herish customs thai originated ailter Bible times will keep the feast eight days. The ceremonials are such as art; calculated tc bring home the hi-tori: cal event which the feast comniomo rates, namely the new bom freedor.; vouchsafed to Israel after the bni ? period of oppression endured ur.d? i Egyptian tyranny. The eating of un ; leavened bread is enjoined a number cf. times in the bibical regulations; touching the observance of the Pass-: over feast. Unleavened bread i ; characterized as the "bread c'f afflic - tion," and is also rc-ferred to in thr' Bible as the bread that was unleaven j ed because of the enforced hasty de-'j parture from Egypt. In post-biblica'ij times the earnest desire to keep th< ? injunctions mo-it scrupulously let",' the teachers of Israel to enact laws : such as th euse of special dishes tha.'. had been guarded from contract witl ? leaven ar.d reserved only for the Pass over -eas<n. A charming and effective feature i: che celebration of the feast is the spec ial Sed'ar service around the fes:iv< family board on the first evening of fhe feast, to which the Orthodox add : second evening. At this family servic a special ritual known as the "'Hagga i';.h" is read. This ritual contains th? story of the redemption from servi bude. erfcain reflections inspired h; the memories cif old and certai; psalms. This is followed by the fesita meal after which Grace is recited Phe service conclude.- with the read j i:*t of additional psalm, the recita tion ?f prayers and the singing o tur.'-i honored hymns. To this honn service stranger and homeless ar cordially invited. On the table in fron! of him who presides over the me:, ara ]>Iaced tfbjeots reminiscent of th ancient service and servitude, such bitter herbs, reminder of the bitter Ir of those who toiled in Egypt; a roas' In ne calling t<> nvind tli;- ancient />ns thai lamb; a roasted egg, mcmorin of the free will offering that \\'v brought in addition to the pascha lamb; parsley and the bowl of salt w:: ter. -ymbolizing the hvssp and it use in the first Passover observed i Egypt, and a confection of nuts am apples to represent the clay whic' Israel worked into bricks. The Passover falling at the begin rcing of Spring, had originally a pas tcral and agricultural character which in time was over-shadowed b th? historical event associated late with the f?ast. Freedom and its obli gr.tion is the keynote of the celebra ti on. The Reform synagogues hoi. special services only on the first an seventh day-, while the Orthodox oh serve also the second day and an ad d:tionnl eighth day. , SEMINOLE .MINSTREL As will be seen in another eolunn of this paper, the committee ii charge of the minstrel show to b< g'ven by the Seminole player?, hav p'acc-d the leserved seats on sale ai Warfi eld's drug store. The seats an selling fast and the indications art that a capacity house will greet these well known players at botV performances. Rehearsals are beinc- I h Id on Monday and Thursday nights of each week and the audi cnce -will be given a big surprist when the curtain rises on the nigh of the show. Thr minstrel is given for th? ben e'it ft Lccal No. 3(50 of the Ship builders and Helpers <~f America employed at the Virginia Sbipbuild ir.? Company. WANT VOLUNTEERS F-r Women's Committee of Victory Loan ?>Irs. Percy Evans and Miss Nellie Uhler of the woman's committee of the* Victory Lean, are asking for v. jrkeri to assist them. They havr headquarters in the rooms of the Chamber cf Commerce and all per sons desiring to assist in the coming campaign should report at once in or der that ail preparations may be completed for the opening of t;hc campaign A.pril 17. Try a Gazette Want Ad Mrs. B. B. Mudd and husband have .-old to Harry Simpson house and lot 515 South Alfred street. Miss Mary E. Hill and Mrs. Joseph C. Gates left today for Lakeland. Florida and other points in the South. A meeting of the executive com mittee of the Alexandria Chapter of ?.he American Red Cross will be held it S o'clock tonight in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce. The Allison W. C. T. U., will meet ?it 7'4') o'clock this evening at the residence of Miss Lucy Graves, (>23 South Fairfax street. The .meeting will be followed by a social session. An entertainment and dar.ee will be riven tomorrow evening in the auui ;orium of the \V. C. S. S. Club. Pro ceeds of the affair will be for the benefit of the tobacco fun.l of the boys it Fort Myer. A class of thirty-four candidates will be initiated tonight by James \V. Jackson Council, Junior Order of United .American Mechanics. The work will be conferred by the degree team of Edward J. Ross Council of j Wash1 rig ton. The funeral of Mrs. Missouri Simms, who died Friday in Baltimore, co!: oirU't' this afternoon from the ?esidence of Mrs. Katie Bond, 1218 Prince street. Services were con iueted by Rev. Dr. E. Rogester, ;)astor of the M. E. Church South. The Citizens Committee arranging Tor the mass meeting of citizens for April 11th, as announced in the Ga zette on Saturday, contained the name of P. F. Gorman in error. It should have been Major J. R. Caton, Jr. Mrs. Kemp Lambeth, 1! '?) North j Columbus street, lo.st a valuable fur Friday niuht and advertised it in he Gazette Saturday and an hour uftei the Gazette wnl to press the 'iii was restored t'1 h.n* by the find r. Try a clarified ad in the G1. /.ttt'\ At the meeting held yesterday ftemoon at Trinity M. E. Church under the auspices of the Alexandria Sunday School Association addresses vverc delivered by Rov. James E. Plohr, Vienna; Frank T. Israel, Fairfax county, and Thomas C. Diggs, general secretary of the state [ association. | In the Circuit Court the will of ! 0. Harry Appich, dated December <i, l!>;c, has been admitted to probate. I Testator leaves his estate to his wife. | Mrs. M.'iry Elizabeth Appich and at I icr death directs it be divided anions <i;> children. C. II. Appich qualified as executor. In the Circuit Court Robert II. Elliott qualified as ad ministrator of the estate of Robert A. Elliot c, deceased. Serjrt. Robert J. Wenzel. Jr., o* this city, now with the army of oc cupation has sent to his fathor, .Mr. R. J. Wenzel, a number of souve nil's, includ n? a German helme*, two match safes, bearing the in scription. ''Gott mit Uns," and seve ral shells. These souvenirs are now on exhibition in the window of Geo. W. Bontz' shoe store, 10G North Royal street. NEW BOOKS ADDED TO ,\LEX LIBRARY IN APRIL The Desert of Wheat, Zane Grey; The Apartment Next Door, William Johnson; The Secret City, Hu^h Walpole; The White Horse and the Red Haired Girl, K. Ganrbier; Simple Souls. John H. Turner; The Lady From Long Acre, Victor Bridges; The Private Wire to Washington, Harold MacGrath; Beckoning Roads, Jeanne Judson; The See-Saw, Sophie Kerr; Carolyn of the Sunny Heart. Ruth B. Endicott; The Valley of the Giants. Peter B. Kyne; Room Num ber Anna K. Green; The Crimson Alibi, Octavus Roy Cohen; Okewood 'f the Secret Service, Valentine Wil liams; The Village, Ernest Poole; A Little Gray Home in France, Helen D. Gibbons; Livrr.g Bayonets, Com ingsby Dawson.