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Oldest DaUy . NewBpapor ?d the United States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. VOL. CXXXV- No. 85 ? ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, For this section?Fair tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy ai|4 warmer. APRIL 9,1919. [Council Appropriates $7,500 to Buy Land for Pro posed Building SUSTAIN MAYOR'S VETO The Sum of $10,000 Appropriate For Extension of Sewer on South Royal Street?To Increase Salary of Sup erintendent of Gas. <*; .Common council iast niprhr, ap_ propriated the sum of $7,500 for the purchase of a lot as a site for the purposed new school building for colored boys an:! girl?. President Burke, at the request of the board, appointed a committee ^composed of Ccuncilmen Matter and ?jr'Ticer, who with the c'ty engineer and rhool board, will select the site for ie/ new building. W. F. H. Finke, chairman of the i;hool beard addressed council on the of immediate action. Mayor Fisher returned without his Approval the paper granting A. T. 'cake pernii-sion to erect a gasoline ink at Prince and Fairfax streets. It lired twelve votes to overcome the ??ors veto and only eleven were riven. Messrs Tieer and McCaffrey foting to sustain the mayor. The rr.r.t ?r was, after a lengthy debate re jmmitted to the street committer. Resolution of Councilman Ticer to :a?e the salary of the sxiperir.lm jnt of the city <ras works to $2,000 annum, effective June 1, 1919, was [erred to the committee on finance light. The sum of $10,000 was np jpriate'd for construction of sev/er Royal street southward to Jeffer fp street. J'After a debate a resolution a pro ving $1,700 for the purihase c ' a :rete mixer wa> withdrawn by JuaciinVan Ruben, of the street ( :n jittee. 1 The corporation attorney was r.u lorized to take necessary step* to >mpel the Fleichnvann Construe for. >mpany to remove dirt from lot- in le northeastern section of the city Resolution appropriating $4,000 to intinue work of moving ashes rnd ||eaning streets, the present fund :>e \g exhausted, was referred to st ?: t jmmittee. It was explained that the icreased cost of labor and teams v.-as ^sponsible for the deficit. The Chesapeake an'd Potomac T;ie ^hone Company petitioned for perr:s_ ion to erect po!e> and strir.cr cables the river front between Kin*? rnd jke streets. It was referred to the jt committee. [The sum of S-100 was appropriated jr sewer traps in the southeastern ;tion of the city and ?'300 for u?v of 1th department. Miscellaneous Business. Other matters presented foil w: permission granted Aero-Auto C :n tny to erect gasoline tank on Ht .-ry Jtrcet, just west of building 1.01 jng street; permission granted 'eo larlow to erect garage ir. rear of South Fairfax street; permission granted George II. Hepburn to garage in rear of 211 Gibbon reet; petition for sewer on Fayette it we en Prince and Duke streets, re erred to street committee. Frr.nk icheLbach granted permission to building at Sl-t and Sl(> King ;et; petition of C. R. Yates to re iir building 322 south Fairfax street ferre.l to street committee; petition Mutual Ice Company to erect ser vice stati n on east side of Alfred he reon Wolfe and Wilkes streets, re ferred to street committee. \ DIED i Ei Entcrcl into rest in Baltimore, February nth, 1919. Mrs. Charlotte E. Forsyth, in the 80th year of her a pre. Mother of the late Rev. Rob ert W. Forsyth, of Richmond,- Ya. She was the aim: of Mrs. James S. ;Sniith, Mis. E. E. Dewnham. Mrs. fc?. E. Gronau. and George E. Price, ill ..of this city. 85-11. h, MASONIC NOTICE There will be a called communica tion of Alexandria Washington Lod<re ?No .22, A. F. & A. M.. held in the MMasonic Temple on Friday evening. ? April 11th. at 7:30 o'clock, for work. Bv order of the Worshipful Master, C. PAGE WALLER. Secretary. Soo-t. STRIKERS GROW VICIOUS Bcmb Explosion and Revolver Bat tles Feature Lawrence Outburst Lawrence, Mass., April S.?Rioting marked iby promiscuous firing by strike sympathizers and police open ed the tenth week of the textile strike here yesterday. The outbreak occurred in the vicinity of the Ever ett mill, shortly before 7 o'clock, a few hours after the city had beer, stirred by the explosion of a bomb in a tenement house in the same neighborhood. Er.riy reports indicated that no one was wounded by the shoo tin:1', al though several rioters and policemen were injured by sticks, stones and clubs. The rioting started when a few strike sympathizers began throwing stones at mill windows, and then shifted their attack to policemen who sought to quiet them. The crowd grew rapidly, and the little squad of officers called for reserves. City Marshal Timothy O'Brien responded with a large force and read the riot act. Then the poiiee. finding their clubs ineffective, drew their pistols, and their shots were answered by others from the crowd. Men and women also appeared at windows with missiles. Women and children were active on the picket lines during the morning. It had hem announced Sunday night that ths children of strikers would be kept from school Monday because of the alleged anti-strik" activities by teachers. This morning many wo men appeared as pickets, accompan ied by two and three children, most of them of primary seho! age. In the mill districts, also, other women, with stones in their hands, drove away children who were 011 their way to school. One striker, arrested for alleged rioting, had Si.30.1 in cash and a $100 Liberty bond in his pockets. Numerous spring harbingers are here, but they aren't hopping about in the grass says the Kansas City Star. They're lying en their backs on the ground, with their poor little feet up in the air. Rev. Dr. J. Calvin Stewart, of Alexandria, is Recipient RELIC OF MINISTRY Formed Part of Furnishings of Grace Covenant Church of Richmond, Now Owned by Masons. Rev. Dr. J. Calvin Stewart, pastor emeritus of the Grace Covenant Church, Richmond., ha? been presented with the pulpit from which he preach ed so many sermon.1, by the Scottish Rite Masor.s of Richmond, cf which he has ionjr beer, an active member. Dr. Stewart is an Alexandrian, a son of the late John Stewart and is well known to fnost old residents. The pulpit formed a part of the furnishings of the Church of the Cove nant. and, after it? amalgamation with the Grace Street Church, of the Gracc Covenant Church, at Harrison and Park Streets, of which he was the pas tor. When the building at Harrison and Park streets was sold to the Scot tish Rile Masons, the pulpit, with all other furnishing-, was included. Know ing; the sentiment that attached to the pulpit, the new owners have pre sented it to Dr. Stewart. The building. which has boon "-.he hom,e of Grace Covenant Church $i-.ci the merger of the congregations, at midnight last night passed from its posse-sion and the ScottYn Hitd Cathedra! of Richmond, thus giv ing this Masonic order the handsomest hone in the South and one of the finest in the United States. With a few* minor alterations in the interior it will be especially well adapted for the'*- work, and the spring reun:or. on' M*y 12. 13. 14 and 15 will be hold there*. Later several thou-nlid dollars wi.i bs expended in altering the cathe dral ;to meet; the needs. . Perhaps the largest class of can li oatea ::i thq history o? Scottish Rite Masonry in V rfrinla wi'-i he initiated at the spring reunion. Already more tl<an 1*:Q applications have bee:- re (Continued on Page Three) DANCE A SUCCESS I Proceeds for Tobacco Fund of Sol diers at Fort Myer. About three hundred happy folks, including oris hundred and fifty men in uniform and those discharged, en joyed the dance given last night at the* War Camp Community Service Ciuh for the benefit of the the tobac co fund of the men stationed at Fort Myer. The music was furnished by five mc-mbers of. the 11th Cavalry Band, which was exceptionally ?cod for dan.ee purposes. In addition to the dancing, a number of vaudeville stints were introduced, all being men from Fort Myer, which were first chss features and included the foHowing: West'orook. of the 11th Cavalry Band, who delighted the audience with an ev er.ptirnal rendition of vocal solos; Paul Grigsby, or "Haba Haba" the Fire Eater, was a decided hit as usual, as he seemingly devoured balls of fire and flaming tapers; Imitations by Buglers Pomeroy and "Sanders wore x*ery clever and greatly enjoyed; Ser jreant Bosko next entertained with ?several excellent mandolin solos; rhe program concluded with Jnek C::its who entertained in a delightful way with accentric dancing. The entertain ment of last night resembled those that were given at the hall during last fall and winter, when so many professional men were in camp at Camp Humphreys, and so willingly gave of thfc'r talents for the eniioy rr.ent o fthe citizens of Alexandria. Arrangements are being made in the nsar future to give one or more evenings entirely to set entertain ments, which will be participated in by men of the service., who s'> far have proven themselves absolutely capable as did those who participated in :,ist night's entertainment features. The work of community service for :he men still in uniform and those dis charged and wearing the civilian clothes is still being figured our te good advantage by the host of A' w andria in co-operation with- the War Camp Community Service. W. C. C. S.. will scon have identification- bui'-is which will be given to men who vorf in the service but are now wearnff the civilian clothe?, if they will ap ply at the W. C. C. S. office ir. the lr. ks Buildeng and register, givintr ;'--?ir name and address, thus they will be provided with all of the privilege? as having been Uncle Sam's service r.-on. STARTS ON ATLANTIC TRIP Lieutenant Fonlai.n Leaves V 11a Coublay?Destination, Brazil. Paris, April ?T.ieut. Font:.in. French aviator, started at <1 a. ~n., yesterday from Villa Coublay on '.he first Ie^r of a trans-Atlantic fi!\lrt f.o Bras-il. He will make his f. *st step at Casa Blanco. Fontain's flight would be made in five lejrs, totaling J.."00 miles, as fellows: Villa Coublay to Casa P>lanca (T^.ir E1 Be da) 1.200 miles; Casa Bl; :ica to Dakar. 1,100 miles; Dakar to St. Paul Rcclcs, 1.100 miles; St. P tul Rocks to PernanVbuco. 7-r>0 m:!?s: Pcrnambuco to Rio Janeiro, 1 ' 00 miles. Casa Blanca is in Morocco, on :he Atlantic coast, about 100 m !es southwest of Gibraltar. Dakar i:- at the extreme end of Cape Verde. St. Paul Rocks are in the South At! tn tic. northeast of Pernamhuco. Fontain made a previous atter-.pt to follow this route March 10, bc'njr forced to descend at Blois because of engine trouble after beinc: in the air less than two hours. GIRL OF If) TRIES St'IClDE Miss Bradshaw, Recently Employed in Washington, Shoots Herself Charlottesville. Va., April P.? Miss Pearl Bradshaw of this c ty, inut more recently of Washington, where she was employed in a govc n menfc office is in the University Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound, self-inflicted during a fit of despondency. The young lady shot herself while on a visit to her uncle at Fabcrs, Xel sor county, and was immediate ly rushed to this city on a Souih err. train. An examination showed that the shot had pierced the lower lung. Miss Bradshaw now regrets attempting to end her life and says she is anxious to live. She is 1!) year? cf age. Her mother Is a widow. Advertise your wants in the Oa zette Classified column. James H. Lawrence Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter JURY OUT FOUR HOURS Shooting Took Place February U After Lawrence Was Taken in Cus tody by Officer Walker W. Campbell James H. Lawrence, a discharged soldier, from Richmond, Ya., was found guilty of involuntary man slaughter by a jury in the. Corpora tion Court lasit night in conncction j with shooting to death Policeman ?Valker W. Campbell and fixed hi~ punishment at nine months in the city jail The jury deliberated on the case four and a half hours. The case was given the jury at 5.10 o'clock and a few minutes before 10 o'clock return ed its verdict. Lawrence already has served nearly two months in jail and this time will be taken off his -en terfce. The prisoner, therefore, will ?>:;Te only about seven months in jail. C. W. O'Mca'ra was foreman of the jury. The shooting of Policeman Campbell, took place the night of Feb ruary 14 after he had taken Lawrence in custody for an infraction of a city ordinance. Lawrence accompanied Policeman Campbell and Padgett a distance cf more than a square when a tussel en ued resulting in the policeman being hot and Campbell died two days af lerward at the Alexandria Hospital. The accused was represented by at torney Leith S. Bramnerg, ?Richmond nd Commonwealth's Attorney II. W. Smith conducted the prosecution. NEW PASTOR Rev. G. J. H'll Succeeds Rev. R. W. White as ^Pastor cf Methodist Protestant Church Rev. G. J. Hill has been appointed pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church in this city succeeding Rev. R. W. White, the change being made by the annual Mary land conference of that church which closed yesterday its session hold in Baltimore. Rev. R. W. White who has been here for several years, has been transferred to Trinity Church, Baltimore. The next conference will be held in Washington. FAVOR CITY MANAGER PLAN Suffolk Election Shows .113 Out of 35(9 Voters for Change in Government Suffolk, Va., April 0.?Suffolk will have a city manager form of gov ernment. This fact was decided last niprht. after the warmest election that has been ''"id here in many years. The election fcr the change in the form of city government was won by an overwhelming majority, tor out cf the 309 votes cast, 313 were for the change in the form of govern ment, and eighty-six against the change. According to the election laws, as construed by some Virginia judges, it takes a majority of the qualified voters as shown on the sworn list, and the 313 cast last night by those who advocate the change in the form of city government is just the num ber. LONG RIDE ON TRAIN ROOF Boy Nearly Paralyzed by 8 Hours On Passenger Coach Top. Williamsport, Pa., April 9.?James Walter Randall, a 15 year old boy, who gave Clifton. Ya.. as his home, was taken from the roof of a fast train on the Pennsylvania Railroad when it arrived hero early yesterday morning after a ride of nearly S hours, clintring to the ventilator of a passenger coach. When discovered the boy's mucles and limbs were so stiff from riding so ionjr in his perilous position and from the cold that he did not recover their use for some time. The boy had beaten his way from Canandaigua, N. Y.. at which place he had craw led to the top of the car as the train was being made up Tor its night run. The lad is being held here to await orders from his family as to his dis position. Try a Gazette ClassiGed Ad WILSQN'S RETURN . Sailing of the Steamer George Wash ington Will be Expedited Acting Secretary of the Navy Roose velt late yesterday received a cable from Admiral Benson asking that the -ailing of the U. S. S. George Wash ington be expedited at the direction of President Wilson. As a result navy officials said the George Washington would leave for Brest as early as possible, perhaps by Friday, April 11. A tentative sailing date had been set for Aprii 14, but repairs, which the George Washington has been un dergoing, were finished sooner than navy, officials had expected Acting Secretary ofithe Navy Roosevelt said. Paris, April !>.?Air tiffht censor ship was put upon American papers here with reference* to fixing the sailing date for the George Washing ton, which will brine: President Wil son back to Ameri.a. Delays over the I peace parley- are being strongly cri ticized. NEGRO ATTACKS WOMAN Suspect Seized in Freight Car Held in Berkeley Springs Jail Hammers town. Md., April 0.?Mrs. Finest Zimmerman, aged 2'?, was brutally attacked by a young negro yesterday at her home in Morgan county \V. Va., near Hancock, Va.. A n'gro answ-nr.:, the description of Mrs. Zimmerman's assailant was arrested in the afternoon at Dogelcy and is being held in Berkeley Springs jail. Mrs. Zimmerman was combing the hair of her 5 year old daughter on the front porch of her home when t'he negro asked for a drink of wa ter. As she started to enter the door the negro dragged her into a room. Iler face was lacerated and body bruised. The negro boarded a Baltimore and Ohio freight which was search ed at Gcgeley. Mrs. Zimmerman's daughter ran to a fieid where her father was plowing and told him of the tweedy. Posse cf officers and citizens were soon scouring the coun try. Threats cf lynching were made. Sheriff Hovcrmilf, who last night had a strong guard at the ajil said the authorities were not sure that they had the right man. The r.fisoner, agd 24, of Martins burg -ays he is innocent. GERMANS FELL FOR DECOY iFoch's Faked Plans Reached Them by Strategy of Americans Boston, April 9.?Officials at the headquarters of the Department of the Northeast vouched for a story told by a major who arrived on the Aga memnon yesterday of how two .olonels of the American army assisted in an important bit cf strategy in the St. Mihiel district. The major, whose name the department declined to reveal, said that the Germans learned of the ori ginal plan to start the drive on Sep tember 5, 1IU8. General Foch then had elaborate plans drawn up, purporting tn set forth details of an impending attack on Beifort. These plans were intrusted to two American colonels, who took them to a town where there were known to l>e German spies. While they were there the plans disappeared for a time. That they had fallen into Ger man hands became evident when tho Germans withdrew large forces from parts of the St. Mihit-I salient and massed them about Bolfort. This diversion assisted greatly in I carrying out the real plan of attack, which was instituted on September 12 IX >1 E.MORI.AM Tr. memory of my dear husband. Raymond A. Devers, who departed this life, April 9, 1918. In memory I always see the one I I loved so dear, fiia vision prows so clear, sorne t.nic-s I feel he must H.j near. IIo.v sadly I have ccuntci the- hours that measured one sortv-wfu! yaar. Since they laid 'neath the mantle of flowers the husband I loved so dear. His busy hands are folded, "his work on earth is done, His troubles are all ended, his heav enly crown is won. If I could see behind the stars, that which is hid from me, I know I would see my dear hus band then, tenderly watching me. His Loving Widow. 85- It, r,Emse:\iaxe to golgotha . To he Sung by the Choir of St. Paul's Church Next Tuesday, Evening For upwards! of ton years the choir of St. Paul's Church has rendered during Holy Week, one of the* sac red Cantatas appropriate for th? T^nten Season, anion?; them Sta ti er's 4<Crucifixon," Maunder's "Olivet to Calvert," Pu Bcis.' "The Seven Last Words of Christ." and G: u nod's "Gallia." This year they will present a new work. Turner's "Geth semnne to Golgotha." In this Cantata the librettist lrts attempted t" present thv- gveat trag edy in :i rather dramatic form, as an alternative to the contemplative vi -v. e^unplified in other Lenten Cantatas.; He divides it into three scenes, ''The Garden of Gi;thsemane," '?I!tf<rc Pilate's House." and "At the foot of the Cress," suggested by three verses of a hymn of .fame- Mont gomery. "Go to Dark Gethseman ." ''Follow to the Judgment Hall." aid "Calvarys Mournful Mountain Climb," which are sung re?peet!v?dy at the commencement nf ear'" par'., in the form of a choral, by the choir, and each part concludes with an r.p propriat * hymn for !.ne choir ar i i eonc'*;.? jt'oii. St. Paul -: t-h >. :? :*hs had t'rs work in pr'paratio.i f i ? several w^cks, and a line rendition i? anticinac "1 T : ? part of "Jesus' wil !i? sun-' ay Wilnu r J. Waller. - at of "!'i ter." ''Pilate." and "The Eeloved Diseiplc." by Kenneth Ogdeti. J. Harris Franklin will sing the part of "Judas.'' The other solo part is assigned to the soprano, and will be sung by Mrs. Harrie White, who will sing the part of "A Voice in the j Crowd." "An Angel," and "Mar;.\"<J The reputation of St. -Paul's Choir for j chorus singing is well established, and this Cantata gives them a fine opportunity. The production is un der the direction or Sherman B. Fowler. th? organist of the chui h The offertory will be for the bene fit of the choir fund, and the ex penses incident to the production of this work. A cordial invitation is extended t o all to attend this service, wh -h will be held at St. Paul's Chuivh Tuesday evening < f next week. April lath, at S p. in. Plans Complete For Big Mass Meeting On Fri day Evening EVERYBODY WELCOME Results of Carrying Out of I'lan in Other Cities to be -Made Public at This Meeting. The temporary commit!1" in charge of arrangements for the mass meet ing for Friday night regrets that Mr. Ashburner, present city ma::a j ger of Norfolk, will be unable to be prrsent Friday night. The commit tee, however, congratulates its ?!;' f>n having filled Mr. Ashurm.'s place on the program, by securrsg Mr. 11 II. Rumble f?r that nvvni-itr Mr. Rumble is a leading attorn *\ of Norfolk, and is especially <|ua' - tied to discuss city government. When the citi:'.enes r.f Norfolk be came interested in establishing a better system of administration for Norfolk. Mr. Rumble was m:rU chairman of a committee to vi-it cities throughout the country i.nd investigate various forms of g v ernment. After a thorough inves ligation of the various forms. Mr Rumble's committer recommences! , the council manager plan for Nor folk. On account <.-f' the various ex perience anil data Mr. Humble h ul secure*! on the subject, he was nr. !' chairman of the charter commissi -n. an-1 drew the present city manatrer charter for that city. The committee has secured as an attractive feature. Professor Celfo, leader of the orchestra at Pcrli's The ater who will conduct a brass br.'id of twenty pieces. Thus an evening '?f both education and pleasure is as sured. NOTICE Some cne. no doui;t through nr? take, has taken a Grey Tube. 34x4, from my office, belonging to Mr. Knight. Please return it and oblige. Z. D. MOORMAN'.t IOLO IN BRIEF .Air. Benedict Wheatley who has been confined to his home by illness for the past, week, is convalescent. Rev. \V. ('. Hicks, provincial sec retary cf the Synod of Washington, ?.viil preach at S o'clock tonight at Sr. Paul's P. E. Church. ..The sixth of the series of I.enten sen-ices will be held tonight at Ini manuel Lutheran Church, corner Al fred and Cameron streets. Miss Martha Lee Allison left yes terday for a weeks' visit to her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Stanley, at Wytheville, Ya. Representative Charles C. Carlin will deliver an address before the members of Seminole Tribe of Red Men, No. ?'?;>. at S o'clock tomorrow night at Odd Fellows Hall. Mrs. Robert L. Lyons has received word that her husband. Private Rob ert L. Lyons, has arrived from over seas and is now at C'amp Merritt, New Jersey. The festival of the Seven Tables will be given from (> until 8 o'clock tomorrow night in the Westminster building of the Second Presbyterian Church by the women of that chu rch. Miss Elizabeth Xewton Packard, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. William Lewis Packard, and her grandmother. Mrs. William Fcwle Brooke, 701 Prince street, has returned to St. Hilda's Hall, Charles Town,. W. Ya., where she is a stu dent. SUNDAY PASTIMES New York and Rhode Island Legisla tures Legalize Baseball and Mov ing Picture Shows. Albany. X. Y., April ?By a vote >f SI to 58 thy assembly passed Sena tor Thompson's bill legalizing Sun lav motion picture shows. The bill ?low goes t > the governor for his signature. It a Is p:i the bill of Senator Walke rpermitting Sunday >aseball games. The l?il! now goes to he governor for his approval. Providence. R. I.. April !?.?The sen ile passed the hill legalizing Sunday baseball in Rhode Island. It now iwaits (!ov. Beeckman'- signature. The bill provides that amateur or irofessional baseball may be played between 12 noon and <? p. m. on Sun lav. The vote was 2>> to 11. JOKE NEARLY COSTS A LIFE. Told lie Would he Court Martialed Soldier Takes I'oison. Philadelphia, April f>.?Told that he would be court martialed and -hot for failing to return his uni form. John Dunn, IS years old, of N'o. Jlo South Fourth street, Cam len made an unsuccessful effort to end his life .Monday. He was a former member <?f Battery 1?. Field \rtillery and. after a corporal had railed at his home, inquiring about the uniform, relatives jokingly re marked he would be ?hot. He drank the contents of a bottle of corn cure, but his life was saved at Cooper Hospital. TRAIN DEMOLISHES Al'TO Occupants of Machine .Are Inhurf In Accident Harrisonburg, Ya., April 9.? Though the automobile in which Ward Myers. Misses Florine Rhodes and Lucille Turner were riding was demolished Monday when struck by a train on the Valley Pike the occu pants escaped without a scratch. Mr. Myers was driving, and he failed to notice the train until it was too late. The engine struck the tonneu swung the machine around and scattered parts on the highway. The occupants were riding on the front, seat. NOTED AC'fOK DEAD New York, April fi.?Sidney Drew, well-known actor, died this morning it his home here after a short illness Physicians diagnosed his ailment as uremic poisoning. He was stricken :n Detroit, whero he was appearing recently with his wife in "Keep Her-Smiling."