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and slightly warmer tonight; Sat-, unlay unsettled,.probably showers j and thunder -storms; gentle to j nic-derfitje variable winds. ESTABLISHED 1784. Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States awfe-Bert Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. '? . . " ' ? 'r\ ? 1 > '-? ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE FRIDAY. AUGUST 15, 1919. VOL. CXXXV?No. 194. MODIFY OFFER TO SELL SOWS FOOD War Department To Sell All Surplus Subsistence Commodities TEN DAYS CREDIT Purchases May Be Made by Municipa lities, States or Counties Minimum to be Sold is 30,000 Pounds. The War Department authorizes publication of the following, state ment from the office of the Director of Sales: The Director of Sales announces that the offer to sell surplus food supplies to municipalities has been modified to include not only canned and cured meats and canned vegeiu bles but all surplus subsistence com modities. It has developed that charter res trictions prevent some of the cities ctf the country from purchasing in the manner prescribed by the War De partment in its original offer of the surplus subsistence to municipalities. If a municipality of other local gov ernment owing to its charter or other laws is unable to buy and sell, ?the War Department will ship to it upon .consignment subsistence stores in not less than case or cartoon lote the goocfes to be paid for, or returned within thirty days from the date of receipt. Shipments of this character are to be made only when the mayor of the city or the head of the local government either acts as the go\ - ernnTint's agent and supervises the distribution of the food, or appoints someone to so act. Subsistence stores will be sold tc civic bodies, groups of citizens or in dividuals who present credentials from a local government certifying that they are authorized to distribute food under the supervisin of the loca! government. Shipments will he made lo such group or groups of individual , on the same terms as those offered to municipalities. The offer made by the War Depart ment to sell surplus subsistence stores to municipal, state and county insti tutions is stilt in effect. Purchases .nVade by the municipalities, states or counties for public institutions will be sold,- as in the past on a ten day extension of credit. To make these surplus foodstuffs more readily available to the munici palities, the War Department has now reduced the minium quantity in wh i ch such supplies are offered from- a car load tot of 30,000 pounds to case or carton':l?its'. ' ' , The prices at which cannea and cured meats arid canned vegetables are now offered to the Municipalit.es are as follows: Meat**?Beef, Conned, -No. 1 cans $3.60 per dozen; beef, corned. No. 2 cans, $6.96 per'dozen; beef, corned. No. 64b. cans, $24.00.per dozen; beet, roasts No. 1 cans, $3.48 per .dozen; beef roast;' 1-lb. cans, $4.92 per dozen; beef roast, 2-tb cans $7.92 per dozen; beef, roast, 6-lb cans $26.40 per doz en; hash, corned beef,; 1-lb cans, $2.76 per dozen; hash, corned beef, 2-ft> cans $4.80 per .dozen; bacon in crates. S4c per lb.; bacon in 12-lb. tins. 36c !Per H>- 1 '? '*? m 1 Vegetables?ibeans, baked, No. cans, 89c per dozen; beans, baked No. 2 cans $1.62 per dozen; beans, bak-n) No. 3 cans $2.14 ,per dozen; ' beans vtringless, No.-2 $1:34 per" dozen; beans stringlcss, No. 10. $5.(6 por dox'.n; corn. No. 2 ?l-44 per doze.; peas, No. 2 $1.36 rer. dozen; Toma toes, No. 2 $1.2$ per dozen; tom.v tes No. 2 1-2 SI.60 per dozen; to matoes No. 3 $1.S0 per dozen; toma toes No. 10 $5.34 i er dozen; pump kin No. 2 74c per dozen; pumpkin, NOTICE Dissolution of Co-Partnership The co-partnership heretofore ex isting between William C. Chauncey and Thomas Chauncey under the firm name and style of William Chauncey*? Sons, has been dissolved by mutr?! consent, all assets of the co-part nership having been transferred to the said Thomas Chauncey and all lia bilities of the said co-partnership hav ing been assumed by him. W3VI. C. CHAUNCEY TIIOS. CHAUNCEY. No. 3 $1.13 per dozen; pumpkin No 1U S2>i; p<r dosen,'squash No. 2 72c per dozen. The prices quoted, to municipalities are f. o. b., storage, '.points. The^e prices are the baric prices used bv the War Departm nt in quoting the offering of these commodities for sals through the Pa rods Post Service. Municipalities, v/here overhead expen ses are incurred in making distriln tion of the food, must add to the price quoted by the Government ?. sum sufficient to cover such expen ses. The War Department is now deter mining the prices a: which other sur plus subsistence "cmmodities will bu ffered tc munic:part'3s. These pricc* will be annunced as soon as they shall have been estabMshed. Municipalities des ring to take ad vantage of the vVar Department's of fer are requested to negotiate di rectly with th!: Surplus Property Of ficer ar. the nearest of the Zone Sup ply Offices which are located in th^ following cities. Boston New York, Baltimore, New port, News, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis New Orleans. Fori Sam Houston, F! Paso, Omaha, and San Frar.cisc;.. These surplus i-rojiertr officers have been instructed by the War Depart ment to make sales to municipalities under the condii.cns prescribed by the War Department and are sup plied with complete information con cerning the commodities available i' each of the /-nes and the actual prices ar which they may be dispose 1 of. Grain and Provision Prices Tumble After Govern ment Raids REAL PUNCH IN RAIDS Attorney General Palmer Will Prose cute Every Dealer Shown to be a Food Profiteer. Washington', Aug. 13.?Indications of the real punch behind the Govern ment's campaign1;to reduce the high post of living, are given in unmis takable fashion in .many cities. While Attorney General Palmer was telling the Senate Agriculture Com mittee that he intended to prosecute every dealer guilty of selling at high er prices than those listed by th.- fair price committees of each county, word came from Chicago, St. Louis, and Birmingham of seizures of great quantities of foodstuffs by Federal officials, who recently were instruct ed to proceed under the food control act to stop hoarding. In Chicago 12S2 'tubs of butter worth $50,000 was seized, in St. Louis, 284,ISO pounds of coffee, which has been showing rapid advances in prices, and in Bir mingham one hundred barrels of su gar. Chicago, Aug. 15.?One thousand two hundred and eighty-two tubs of butter valued at $50,000, were seized here yesterday on libel warrants is sued by the United States District Attorney's office in the government's war on the high cost of living. It was the first step taken by the local Fed eral authorities in their campaign against alleged hoarders. Part of the butter seized was a con signment en route from St. Paul to Pittsburgh, consisting of three hun dred tubs which was taken from freight cars. The names of the own ers of this consignment were not dis closed. The rest of the butter seiztd was taken from Chicago cold storage warehouses, most of which was said to be owned by C. H. Weaver & Com pany, to Chicago. St. Louis, Mo.. Aug. 15.-?Federal officials here yesterday seized 2S-1.1SJ pounds of coffee held in storage in a warehouse on a libel information is sued by the United States District Attorney. It was alleged in the in formation that the coffee was held for J. Aron & Company, of New York. Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 15.?Un der erders from Federal Judge Grubb United States marshals yesterday seized 100 barrels of sugar in the warehouse of the Heber Candy Com pany here. Good Roads Association Is Waging- Fight to Get 15"Cent Tax MUST FACE THE FACTS President of the Good Roads Associa tion Declares Many Costs Cannot Be Met From Federal Aid Developing; a determined fight be tween the Governor and the Virginia Goo.l Roads Association, the question of how jrreat a tax the Generai As sembly shall levy cn general property for highway purposes is rapidly forg ing to the front as the real issue of the special session. The situation was precipitated when the chief executive appeared on Wed nesday before the two houses in joint session, and declared unequivocally for a levy of 1 mill, as opposed ' the 1 1-2-mill tax already agreed up on by the legislative and exco.rtlv. committees of the association. The fact that the Governor h:is had prepared through Charles II. ?.f or-" cite of the Legislative Reference Bu reau a measure designed to carry :n to effect.his idea of the amount of the levy accentuated a difference which aiready had become clearly apparent. The lines bccame tightly drawn however, when the Good Roads Asso ciation made known yesterday its pur pose through S. L. Lupton the presi dent that it is not receding from the original plan to ask the Legislature to increase the existing road levy to 1~> cents, or 1 1-2 mills. "The Governor seems to lose sight of the fact." Mr. Lupton said, "thai fpr SI.000,000 of Federal aid the State ,in order to use it, miufc sot aside $1,250,000. There are many very necessary expenditures ii: read building that cannot be met with money received from the national gov eminent. "For instance, the cost of engineer ing, which is a considerable on.\ will paid solely from the State fan-Is Likewise, maintenance of the ent'ic highway department is the part leu:::? burden of Virginia, as is paying tin costs of damages incident to a road program. Not one cent of the Fed eral aid can be used for a purpose other than strict higlnvav corMr;c tion. 'Another point I would make, in taking issue with the Governor, i. that he is basing calculations far re venue upon taxable values which <1< not yet exist. Tic- proceeds on the as sumption that a reassignment wd' bring about a greater amount upon which to levy. I think that is a dan gerous procedure. Tie bases his fig ures also upon an assumption il the revenue derived from aut?m -hi!?? will climb upward each year. That may be true. But I believe it is much better to proceed upon present con !i tiens relative to property and auto mobiles." reception for soldiers Plans have been completed f;:r a welcome home reception which will be .given the soldiers at Pohick Hall. Fairfax county, from fi until 11 o'clock tomorrow evening. It is expected that a large number of soldiers from Pchick and nearby ' j-will attend the affair. The reception 'will be under the auspices of Pohick Church, Accotlr.k Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Civic League of Potters Hill. Music for tb? ocasion will be furn ished by the band from Camp Humphreys. IN MEMORIAM In sad and loving .remembrance of my dear husband. Edward Beach. Who died 10 years ago today. Au gust 15, 1900. Once my life was bright and happy But oh! how sad and dreary today For my loving husband has left me Has [forever passed away. Yes. I miss you dearest husband. Yes miss you every day. You are not forgotten dear husband Nior never will you be. By his devoted wife, 194-lp. Addie Beach. Congressmen Ordered Back By Monday, When Pro gram Starts ' TO FIGHT TO FINISH Palmer Says Department Will Pros ecute When Fair Price List Is Ex ceeded. Washington, Aug. 15.?President Wilson's program of legislation to control living prices will get under way in the House next Monday. In an ticipation of this all absent member? were notified last night by telegraph to be back in Washington by the firs! of the week. The telegrams were dis patched by Majority Leader Mor.deH and Minority Leader Clark following a conference between the two. The first bill to be taken up Mr Mondell announced will be that ex tending the provisions of the Food Control act to include wearing ap parel and containers in which ford, feeds and fertilizer are sold, under the price regulating power of the Gov ernment, and providing a fine of $?">. 000 or two years' imprisonment, or both, for profiteers. Assurance was given by Mr. Mon dell that ihe measure would be passed promptly by the House. The House Agriculture Committee which has been considering this measure notified the majority leader yesterday that it would be ready to report the bill Mrn^j day and an effort will be made to have it taken up on the floor at orce by unanimous consent. "Meanwhile" declared Mr. Mondell the House Judiciary Committee will have under consideration the more comprehensive proposals of the Presi dent that certain of the large powers 'ii the Food Control act which will ex pire with the formal ratification of peace l?e continued in effect as part < r the permanent peace-time law. Thivc proposals have to do with the future rather than with the immediate need: of the cost of living problem, an 1 consequently hearings will be he'' and more extended considerate r given to them. Whether the Judicialy Committee will'report on these ix tensions favorably cannct now 1 ? stated, as there is some wide diffr ercce of opinion among its menrbo . as to the propriety of some of t' propositions included in the Pre?' dent's message on this subject.'' MARRIED LAST NIGHT Miss Lcrei?a M. Stockton Bride of f. M. Gawler, Washington Undertaker The marriage of Miss Lorer.a M. Stockton ar.<l Mr. Leonard M. Gav ler, both of Washington, was solem nized at 8 o'clock last night in Grace P. E. Church, Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector, officiating. The couple were attended by Mi ;s Velma Griffith and Mr. Louis I-\ P.ilt nitzki, both of Washington. Attending the wedding were a number of relatives and friends rt the ccupk1. The bridal party an 1 those attending motored to this city. Immediately following the weddin r Mr. and Mrs. Gawler left fcr At lantic City by motor where' they will epend their honeymoon'. The bridegroom is a member r.f the firm of Edward Gawler and So; Washington undertaker. 1! WORKMEN KILLED Cologne, Aug. 1-".?A British mu nition dump at Kalk, an eastern s'.i bui'b of this city, exploded yester day morning, killing 14 worker and injuring many in the vicinity. Watch for Dollar Day Tuesday,' Aug. 19 Sora Season Begins Sep tember 1 and Ends Nov ember 30 LAWS FOR VIOLATIONS Stale Came Warden Will Assist Fed eral Wardens in Bringing Violators of flame Laws to Justice. The opening hunting season under the fede'ral migratory treaty act in Virginia on black bellied and golden plovers great and lesser yellow legs, opens tomorrow and ends Novem ber 30. Bag limits in one day is fif teen in the aggregate of all kinds. The sora season begins September 1 and ends December 15, the bag limit is twenty-five in one- day. A penalty of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both in the discretion of the court can be imposed for viola tions under the new regulations of the bureau of biological survey in charge of enforcing the federal mi gratory .bird treaty act. The federal game warden force operating in Virginia is greatly in creased and a person violating the regulations will be lucky if ho es capes falling into the clutches of the federal warden. The state game warden force has ueen instructed by the state game de partment to assist the federal war dens. in this work. ATTRACTIVE PLA Playgrounds at Lee School Liberally Patronized by Children BENCHES INSTALLED Promoters of Playgrounds Assert More Such Places Are Needed in Alexandria For Kiddies. Many children arc daily enjoying the games and other amusements provided at the playgrounds at Lee S -hool building. For the accommo dations of the parents and others who desire to see the children enjoy the g'ames benches have ben pro vided Particularly interesting to t'le. smaller children are And boxes, see saws, ring games, and stores, volley -ball, basketball and baseball attract the larger chidren. A sew ing class also has been organiz -d among the young girls and it is pre dicted by those in charge of the grouncs that by the close of the sea son many useful articles will have been made by the girls. Despite' the fact that the phy grour.d is limited in area it provides wholesome amusement for the lltMe ones who patronize it. These in charge of the playgrour. Is assort that a city the size of Alex andria should maintain at least four or f've playgrounds of this size in oulrr to provide proper amusement for t:*e 5.200 children estimated, who pobably would attend. An in vitation is extended ail citizens to crrr.e to the playgrounds and inspect' the method of operating. LAWN FETE St. John's Chapel, West End, Fri day, August 15th, at 8:30 p. m. Ice cream, cake, lemonade, peanuts, aprons, and grabbag. Everybody invited. 193-2c. NOTICE The Senatorial Committee of the Eepubiican party v ii meet at the : EJk?' Hall Monday afternoon. Au gust 18. I9i-2c. Hard Shell Crabs, Jacob Brill's ; foot of King Street. 192-Gp. Dozens of Timely and Money Saving Items Pre pared SEE PAPER TOMORROW Salt* Promises to be One of Biggi Events Held Here in .Many Years. Twenty-Six Stores In Sale Everything is in readiness for Alexandria's first big DOLLAR DAY sale which will be held next Tue? day. Beginning at S::!U o'clock in Lie morning, the buying public and t ;e careful1 shoppers of the city will be given :? chance at bargains such :'.s are practically unheard of in t! is time of prevailing prices, ar 1 t'.:o fact that the greater portion rf Alexandria's up-to-the-minute mer chants have cut prices for this day, even at a loss in money, speui: ?well for their progressiveness. a vl desire to please. 'tomorrow's issue of the' Gaze'tt ? w'll contain a number of advertise ments, showing the many great b; ? gains that are being offered for tl.is one day's sale and it is the duty of every earful man and woman, who i-' trying to decrease the high <<> t of ?living, to study these adverti e ments. make a careful selection of items that are1 appealing and th^n patronize the store's having th" D d !'ay Day signs in the windows. Several new names have hecn : 1 decd to the list which was recent!v pubilshcd in the Gazette ar.d for Lio nfor/r.ation and guidance of th who wish to profit l?y these off. r in^rs, the list is published I>elf. v. Dont forget the date?Tuesday, .A i gust li?, and help make this th ? !> : ge.-t srle day ever conducted in L'C city. D. Bendheim & Sons. Swan Lr< ?., R. E. Knight & Son. E. R. E'lic . The Leader Store, Julius WY'f. L Sterling. M. Lieberman, Mrs. Bradley. Eddy and Gerber, Dov > ham s.r.d Ridgcly. A'?e L. Coh ?. Star Clothing House. l?. Abra;ns >. BaerV Alex. Kaufmann. Levin? n Clothing Co., Howell, the Hatt.-i* f. M. Reed-Viftrola Store. Colum :: Graphcne Store. George W. T',oi / A. Katz. M. V.*. Gaines. Saur.d -rs & Son, CastlebcrgV S. F. Dyson ! Pro.. Johnson and Osborne. PROPERTY SALES Deeds of Transfer For Six Piecs e> Property Recorded Today M. B. Harlow has sold t Louis G* 1 man and wife the three-story !>r dwelling house '.'20 King street; C ? E. Warfield. executor, to CI: ir" ? Kicherer a tract of land bound ! ? Gibbon, Payne, Franklin, and F; yc,' ? streets, formerly the property of ; i'ate Charles E. Churchman; George E I Warfield, executor, to David G. G> i bortzer, a tract of land bounded by Jefferson, Fayette, Green and 1 'ay streets and also to Mr. Grillbortzor. - tract of land bunded by JefLnv v; Fayette, Green and Hunting Cre.-k. Mrs. Margaret II. Stone to ( has. \. Holland two houses and lots or. l ie on the west side of St. Asaph 1 tween Wilkes and Gibbon streeIs; Mrs. E. Rogers to R. Nelson \Y :frr l a lot of gi'ound on the west si ie cf Peyton street between King r : ! Prince streets. KOl'SE DECORATORS STRIKE New York. Aug. 1">.?A strike of 12,000 interior decorators was called here today, threatening to prevent the general autumn renovation of hundeds of apartments. Union officials declared 1,500 men returnucl to work today after their employers had agred to meet their i tints. BARACA EXCURSION Annual Excursion given by J. R. N. Curtin Memorial Baraea Cla.:s, First Baptist Sunday School, of ; Alexandria, Va., to Marshall Hall, i Chas. Macalester leaves Alexandria i at 10:30 a. m., 3. and 7 p. m. Tuesday, August 19, 1919. i lCl-7p. PRICE ONE CENT M?-.?. Harry W. Wade has returned to lu-r home after spending a month. r.t North Beach, lid. The regular weekly prayi'r meet ing will be held at Anne- Lee Me morial at 7::i0 this evening. Mr. a it 1 Mrs. W. W. McCaffrey today moved to Washington where they will make thc-ir future home. Corporal Powell T. Roberts has re turned to his homo in North Ro\al Street after fourteen months service overseas. . Large congregations today attend ed the services at St. Mary's Catho lic Church in observance of the feast of the assumption. A marriage license was issued in Washington yesterday to Henry Fiad. of Alexandria, and Mabel Brewer, of Washsington. Miss Mary H. Harlow, daughter of Mr. M. B. Irarl'ow. who is connect ed with the American Red Cross, has arrived home from France. Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackson returned tcday from the Potomac Association which was held at North Fork. Ya., and will hold his regular services on Sunday. Jack Reeves, nine years old. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reeves, of 1010 Kincr street, fell off a bicyle last "iuht rear his home and fracH.red: his right arm. The injured member, was reset 'by Dr. Walter A. W arlv'id. Mr. A. Gibson Shirley, a former resident if this city, on Wednesday was r p rated on for enlarged tonsils and adenoids at Dr. Reba Lloyd's Hospital, Bridgeton. N J., and he is doing as w?41 as could be expected. Dr. Foulks Says Typhoid NotCaused by Impure Water Alone POOD FINGERS & FLIES Urges Parents to See 1 bat ( hildrcn Are Given Protection?Free Public Clinics. Health Oflicer Foulks says, "While there has been a marked improvement :j, -the clearness of the city water, vet the result of our laboratory tcst^. ire such as would hardly warrant mo ? r advising the people to discontinue boiling such water as may be used for drinking purposes. I have no .loubt that conditions will continue, to improve and that the water will soon be free from any element of danger. Typhoid fever is always present to a greater or lesser extent in all sec tions of the country, it is no-t caused by impure water alone. Infected mdrC vegetables eaten raw without being carefully washed unwrapped broad uml cake that has been frequently Handled and left unprotected from flies, are all direct means of commun icating this disease. We call it the, "Disease Trinity"?"Food, Fingers, Flics.'' 1 strongly urge the people to render themselves immune from ty phoid fever by being inoculated with anti-typhoid vaccine. I consider it the duty of all parents to see that their children are given this sure protec tion. Public clinics are conducted by Vne Health Department, City Hall, oi\ .Mondays, Wednesdays and. Friday?, from 1 to.5 P- m.. This service is free. Louis E. Foulks, M. I). . Health Officer. NOTICE. > ' * " . ' For the accommodation of our pa trons, the Alexandria.National Bank/ is open from 5 to 7 p. m.,,every Sat urday. Let us. serve; you. 1190-fit. L. H. Dudley, ; Cashier.