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CXXXV- No. 91.
17S4. Daily Newspaper in the States and Best Advertis in Northern Virginia. j staxSuoo j* For this section?Rain to night; tomorrow generally fair and somewhat colder. y, APRIL 16, 1919. I PRICE, ONE CEN1 PLAN SELECTED t Council Manager is Plan foi - New Form of City Government )ECIDED LAST NIGHT Executive Committee Will Circulate Petitions Among Voters Calling For Election oa Proposition. The executive ?committee appointed nd empowered to present a plan for change in the form of city govern ment and to circulate petitions to all an election held a meeting la?t ag]it ir. the rooms of the Chamber of wmmerce and considered plans for ?fcrk. The committee throughly dis ussed the commission and council ipnager plans. yVfter a thorough -consideration of \q plans the council manager plan 'as, in the opinion of the committee, eclared the bv-'t and most ? feasible Jan to submit to the electorate of le city for its consideration. This Ian it.Avas dcclai id will meet theiu lre needs of the city and the com ittee unanimously decided to recom end the council manager plan to the tizens of Alexandria. ? A sub com:mitee was appointed tc :aw up the detail?, of the plan and ?epare petitions to secure signatures ' qualified voters asking for an elec )n on the proposition. It is to be regretted that the in -1 emencyof the weather Friday night ?evented more of the citizens frorr rter.dilng the mass meeting in the >era house when the merits of thi irious system? were discussed ov ree experienfeed men. The committee, however, feels thai : soon as. they present to the pub : their reasons for recommending is plan the public will be convinced the wisdom in selecting ?uch. A cub committee wns named te ?aft- the details of the plan. Wher is is completed the; advantages of e plan will be presented the pub 3 for its consideration. This will i followed by circulating petitions. Members of the ccmmttee are of j >:nion that full publicity of the mat- j r will be all that is necessary in ds- | rmining whether the citizens arr ady for a change to a business forrr government or whether they are tisfied with the present system. MEETING OF ALDERMEN ppropriate $7,500 for Purchase of Lot for School and $4,000 for Moving Ashes and Cleaning Streets. Ait a called meeting of the board aldermen held last night tho ai rmen concurred in the action of the humon council at it- meeting las! lesday night appropriating $7,.">00 r the purchase of a lot for the cre: >n* of a school ixiil.tir.g for colored il^ren. aldermen also concurrcd in the tion of common council in appro bating S4.000 to make up the de it foi- cleaning streets ar.d remov g ashes fcr 101S and 1919. . DIED ; Montgomery Alabama, April 13th. 1910. MARY MUIR STRING FEL LOW. eldest daughter of the late James Green of this city, and widow of the late Rev. Horace Stringfel [ow, D. D., of Montgomery, Alaba ma, Interment at Ivy Hill cemetery, this city, Thursday, April 17th, at 11 o'clock. 91-lt. iAL FOR PI'HLIC SCHOOLS. Rids for furnishing: coal fcr the y schools will received by the rk of city school heard up to 13 lock noon -April .",0, 1910. Coal to delivered at the various school uses within sixty days from date, Is to be based cn ?J.OOO pounds to ; ten. Two hundred tons R. O. bituminous and twenty tons an racitc will he required. The right to reject any and all (!s is reserved. GILBERT J. COX Clerk. 91-('it. NOTICE A called meeting of ML Vernon iapter No. 14 will be held in the aronic Temple tomorrow evening ednesday. April IB at 7.30 p. m. Work. Mark and Past Decrees, le and wed. F. W. Latham, Secy. DIED IN AUTO E. L. Kimberly, Newcastle, Pa. Stricken While Near Camp Humphreys Elmer Lanterman Kimberly, fifty three years eld, a retired business man of Newcastle, Pa., died .while drivir.g his automobile en route to this city at 10:30 o'clock last night. Mr. Kimberly accompanied by his wife, three scr.s and a niece were in the car en route from Florida where they had spent the winter and were homeward bound. When near Camp Humphreys he was stricken with an attack of heart trouble and died be fore his son drove the car to the base hospital at Camp Humphreys, which they were near at the time. The body was brought here and taken to Demaine's mortuary chapel ana shipped this afte'.nocn to his his home in Newcastle for burial. MRS. STRING FELLOW DEAD | Mrs. Mary Muir Stringfellow, eld est daughter of the late James Green this city, and widow of Rev. Horace Stringfellow, D. D., Montgomery, Ala., died Sunday -at her residence in Montgomery, Ala., at an advanced age. The body will be brought here tonight and taken to the re idence of her nieces, Misses Green, 212 South Fairfax street. Her funeral will take place at 11. o'clock tomorrow and ser vices will be conducted by Rev. Dr. P. P. Phillips, rector of St. Paul's P. E. Church. Interment will be i: Ivy Hill cemetery. SUBMIT PLANS FOR PAUPERS' HOME Supervisors From Eighth District Hear Report of Committee DELEGATES TO ACT Three Representatives Will investi gate and Report In Accordance With Suggestions As state,I in the Gazette yesterday afternoon a meeting- of representa tives from the boards of supervisors of the Eighth Congressional distri.t together with representatives from this city was held yesterday in the rucms cf the Chamber of Commerce to consider the feasibility of the estab lishment of a district home for pau pers, Representatives from most of :he counties were present and George F. Harrison of Fairfax was chosen permanent chairman and W. C. Eibo. Lou;-a, secretary. A committee was appointed to form ulate a plan of action, ar.d submitted the following report: Counties and city :n district?Alex andria county, Alexandria city, Staf ford, Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince Wil liam, CuJpeper. Orange, Louisa, Kin; George, Fairfax. Counties and City present?Alexan dria county, Alexandria city, Loudoun Fauquier, Prince William, Orange. Lcuisa, Fairfax. Counties not represented?Stafford King George Culpeper. First?An expression of opinion from ea. h representative, as to whe ther or not their counties will favor the establishment of a district home as a basic proposition. Second?That a committee of not more than three lie appointed to make investigation of the following matter? and things: a?The population according to the last census of each county and city ir I the Eight Congressional District, anri the proportions such population? heai to the whole. b.?The present costs per capita of the main.tenar.ee of each pauper in each of the rounties and City. e.?The avera.ee number of paupers maintained per annum by each of the counties and city in the District for the past three years. (1.?The approximate value of the poor house properties and equipment of each county and city in the Dis trict. c.?The approximate cots of a farm of suitable size, and the equipment (Continued or. Page Three) NOTICE State examination for teachers will be held at Lee School builuincr Prince and Patri.k street? May 2 and 3, W. H. SWEENEY, |91-2ta\v Superintendent of Schools IRISH STRIKE SPREADS , Industries in Limerick and Cork AI Standstill. " Limerick, Ireland, April lfi.?All factotries and stores in Limerick were closed yesterday except provision and bread shops. During the nieht the military force which are enforcing martial law in thi- rggion erected barriers across all the roads entering the city anil no per sons except those with military per mits are allowed to pass. All bridges >ver the River Shannon and other strategic points are being guardgd heavily by the soldiers, while pi keif, are on the alert, throughout the dis trict. The strike notices given bv the rail read men expire/.!- at midnight to night. Efforts are being made to bring cut the employes on all Irish rail roads. The length of the Limerick strike, it is believed, depends on the success, of this- movement. No disor ders have been reported. Cork, April 16.?The workingmeTT ir. Cork were idle yesterd'ay as the re sult of a proclamation of a strike by the trade unionists as a protest against martial law. Electric and ga> suplies of the city have been cut of and traffic is at a standstill. A work-, ers' committee is issuing permits foi the sale cf provisions at reasonable prices.. Gasoline to be used by Major Wooc in his flight from Limerick across the Atlantic is lying in a warehouse here and cannot be shipped to Limer ick on account of the strike. GOVERNOR DAVIS SAYS HE WILL COOOPERATE Richmond, Va.. April 16.?Wher Governor DaxTs' attention was call ed this morning to an article ap pearing in a mornir.g paper, which, stated that members of the legisla ture were not signing the printed blanks which had been furnished by members cf the Virginia Good Road; Association which purposed the call cf the legislature into extra session because they feared that when sr eenvened the Governor would nega tive bv veto their action, h? said: "While I have not concluded a? yet to the course that I shall pur sue as to calling an extra session of the General Assembly, I am frank tr say. that 1 have no desire what eve: to antagonize any movement to se cure a meeting of the General As sembly by the individual action of its members. Members cf the leg islature are strictly within ther constitutional rights when they call a meeting: of the General Assembly. Should they in their wisdom so con vene in extraordinary session, 1 would aid in every way within my power in securing for Virginia by legislation a sound road building program. No member of the Gene ral Assembly should refuse to joir the movement to have the member; convene the legislature in extraordi nary session, for the sole reasor that ho fears that if so convened ! ivculd not be in entire sympathy with such a road building program." IN MEMORIA.M In ioving memory of our little priri AUDREY L. ROBERTS, who loft us five years ago today, April 1G. 1014. Guarded and kept by the Savior Vicltory ov'r death and the grave We know she is sweetly sleeping, In Jesus the mighty to save. Come to me my little girl, Wrap ycur wirgs around me tight Honey ask God to convfoit My aching1 heart tonight. MOTHER. 91-lt. NOTICE There will be a meeting of the city Democratic Committee at the office of Howard W. Smith, 107 North Fairfax street . at 8 p. m., Wednesday, April lfith, to arrange for congressional primary. CH.AS. BENDIIEIM, Chairman. 90-2t R. T. Cook. Secretary. Germany left ? 1.600,000,000 in Gc.man mcney in Belgium and, as the German government is so stable these days, of course that money is a great help to the suffering Bel gian.-?not. Don't forget the Democratic pri mary next Tuesday the 22 of April and vote for R. Walton Moore for Congress. 91-5t.. Treaty Will be Handed Ger mans on April 25th;' WILL CALL CONGRESS Case of Ex-Kaiser and His Accom plices Will be Determined at Plenary Session Next Week. Paris, April 10.?The peace pro gram was authoritatively outlined iast night as follows: ^ ? The treaty wiil be handed fo the Germans April 25. If the German? have plenary powers it will 'bg- sign ad almost immediately; otherwise it will first be submitted to ijKe -Ger man government at Weimaf. . ~ Separate treaties wiirbe-pfreSGntfed ;o Austria. Turkey arid \ Bulgaria within a few days after the* Germans arrive at Versailles. ? As soon as all treaties .are' signed a period of twenty to thirty days will be permitted for ratification by the allied governments.. - W'hen two-thirds of the .Govern ments have ratified the treaties "they be:ome effective. ... * President Wilson is expected to call a special session of Congress for this purpose not later t]jan Juhe 1. The German peace delegation will number about 200 persons and will be well located at Villas in Versailles, where the conferences will take place. Experts are arranging the text of the treaty under instructions' from :he "Bijr Four". As soon as- this has been accomplished the document will be translated into German for Uie benefit of the German (Telejrates. This plan naturally will be altered If the German delegates "have plenary powers, as they will then be able to sign five treaty without leaving Ver sailles. k The waterways provision includes socialization cf the Rhine, Elbe and Odsr rivers. The Kiel Canal will be left in Germany's pos-ession, but will be open to passage of all ships in pcace-time and its forts will be dis mantled. The reparations section of the treaty will be based on a provisional ti:*l installment, of $5,000,000,000, The permanent reparations commit ter' will be expel, ted to prct as much m:i-e as Germany's financial and eco irmic condition permits after the ini tial installment of $25,000,000,000. which will be paid within two years. The general belief is that Franco will crs t about 55 per cent of the total mounts of indemnities. While the responsibilities commit tee has agreed on indictment and trial (Continued on Page Three) KILLS THREE AND SELF Chicago,, .April 10.?Brooding over thj verdict of a physician who had to'id him that his wife had but sixty lays to live, William Marwitz, assist ant postmaster of Hinsdale, a suburb y< sterday shot and killed his wife, fa tally wounded hi* two-year-old son and six- year-old daughter and then committed suicide. MASONIC NOTICE There will be a called cmmunica tion of Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22, A. F. & A. M., held in the Masonic Temple on Wednes day evening. April 16th, at 7:30 o'clock, for work: By order of the Worshipfui Master. C. PAGE WALLER, Secretary. NOTICE There will be a special called meeting tonight of Pest "F." T. P. A., at eight o'clock at. the Chamber of Commerce to decide upon the Convention program. All members are urged to be present, especially committee chairmen. J. H. TRIMYER, Secty. 91-lt. SPECIAL NOTICE Members of the Fraternal Order of Eajries are requested to attend important meeting of Alva Aerie Xo. S71, tonight (Wednesday), at S o'clock sharp, in Pythian Hall, 319 Cameron street. Business: ? Queston of increasing sick benefits I to he decided. Smoker and refresh " ments :<fter meeting. 91-lt. COME ALL YE FAITHFUL Easter time is here, the heart turn? , to God in gratitude for the promise of the spring. The,war is won, a glorious victory for the principles of justice and right Prayers from millions of hearts go up in thanksgiving for their loved ones spared to them, for the end of the period of greatest anguish the world has ever known. Mghtsi that were spent in watching, and days in wait ing for news, news that one prayed might never come, are over. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" the "Easter angels --ing. Your loved ones are coming back to_you, whole and stronger for the experience. "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?" thjs greatest gift with which the Father could bless you, the saving of your bey's life? There is no adequate way in which gratitude for this greatest of all blessings can ho shown, but there is one way in whi.h ^thankfulness may be expressed. It i helping to insure the victory already won, by making it so secure that there will never again be the necessity for war. This can be done through the whole hearted support of the nation's ideal and principles. Through the prompt and hearty response of the whob country to the needs of the govern ment true praise may be demonstrat ed, and the key-stone to the arch of Victory scit, making the structure firm for all time to come. Many of the boys arc already back, other- are coming every day and per haps the last will be home during tho summer. Shall we let them come back while the victory they won is still un paid for, before the key-stone is set ? Easter time?peace time?promise time. Fulfill the promise, keep it or. earth forever." PREPARE FOR VICTORY LOAN Banners Distributed and Other Plans Made Banners have been stretched across King street at various points bearing the letter "V" for the coming Victory Liberty Lean Bonds. The local com mittee in charge is making active pre parations for the drive for this loan. Hand-ome lithographs also have b?on distributed in the committee. The most attractive of all is the or.e bear ing the letter V in blue and surround ed by red an 1 white colors. The local committee of which R. S. Jonrs is chairman, is actively at work. I>EATH OF MRS. FANNIE A. ST FINER. Mrs. Fannie A. Steiner. widow of James B. Steiner. died shortly be-fore 5 o'clock this morning: at the resi dence of her daughter, Mrs. Carter II. Smith, 40(1 North Alfred street. The deceased has been iii abcut tv/r weeks. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Smith, she is survived by two sons. Frank E. and Henry \i. Steiner. IN MEMOKIAM In loving remembrance of our dear children, Albert E. Laycock who departed this life 12 years ago today, April l<'>, and .Madeline Laycock Butcher and Edward Laycock, October 23. and 27. lit IS, respectively. Earth has lost its look of gladness, Heaven seems to us more bright. Since the spirit of our dear ones Took *heir happy homeward flight. And we Ion:: to cross that river, There to see and know and love them, Lonir to rest upon that shore, With the Savior evermore. The vacant place, the vacant chairs, We sec them day by day. And 0'n. it fills our hearts with care Since our. loved ones went away. By their parents. fll-lt. DIED On Wednesday, April 1G, 1010, at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. Car ter H. Smith. JOG North Al fred Street. MRS. FANNIE A. STEINER. widow of James B Steiner. P'imeral Friday. April IS at >3 p- m., from the residence of her daughter Mrs. Carter II. .Smith. Friends invited. Interment private. 91-2t. Country butter, lb. 55c; fresh eggs, dozen 50c; Quaker Oats, pkg. 10; all groceries at reasonable prices. J. E. PURCELL, 117 South Henry St. Phone 5C7w. 00-3t. PICTURE SHOW SUNDAY i Under Auspiccs of Victory Liberljy Lean Committee The Victory Liberty Loan Cor mittee announced today that all showings of the "Price of Peace?' will have to be on Stmday. that when application was made to thl* Central Committee for this picture it was found impossible to secure it for thi ? city for use on any other day. The picture is -o intnesely inj tcrcsiing a.' copies of it will be irj ure every day during thu entinj Victory Liberty Loan Campaign. It will atfc:d every spectator ar. onj pert unity t'? .'ce reproductions c? great grins throwing gas bombs, se-i the explosion and the clouds of ga?j clinging: low to the gram! and lin ing the dugouts. Vou see the Amer-j can soldiers adjusting the ga.-j masks and treating ready to savc-j their lives against destruction by thrJ poisonous conceived and usee' so extensively bv th:? Germans. Vou will see the irreat concrete empiaee-! mrnits fcr the mammoth guns uso<'j in the war. An intensely interesting scene i the American engaged in oattle in( Argonne sector. These picture? made to preserve the work of th< American army in France are re leased at this time to give to tin public an opportunity to see the su perb valor which won peace for th< world and saved civilization from destruction. The hour for the showing of thr "Prfiee of Peace," will he announ ced later in the Gazette. There wil' be no admission charged and th< music will be finished by th;? Uni- f ted States Government. * L BY CHURCH CHOiF Excellent Rendition of Geth semane to Golgotha at St. Paul's Church CHORUS OF 60 VOICE* A Credit to the Participants-?Was l'n dor Direction of Sherman B. Fowler ?Hope Expressed it .May he Those who attended the sendee* last night of Sr. Paul's P. E. Churel heard the composition of Edmon Turner's 'Gethscmane to Golgotha' a rendered by the choir of that churci had an opportunity of receiving an in ip.ration from the Pa-sion of On Lord and Savior .Jesus Christ whic! is impossible t<> describe. and a scr mon in so>:g of the ? ne Great an Divine sacrifice of God's own Son t> the world from -f:i and to redesn mankind, that will be a pleasant me in; ry of a lifetime to music lovers. Never before has such a renditlo* ?ven offered in Alexandria and all t< -he credit ? f oar local talent. To Sherman B. Fowler are praise:' rltiii under whose direction it war d"cn and who has done so much i? th" past to develop the mu-ieal ta le?i! of our city, and t.o bring to ou citizens th?- most beautiful of sacre< music. With a chorus of about ??0 voice un icr perfect control and well balanc ed this masterpiece was produced. The solo parts were all m?-t beau tiiully rendered ami impressively presented, and many of the congrega ticn found their eyes wet with tear: of sympathetic gratitude and religi ous devotion, The tenor sel s rendered bv Ken ne:h W. Ogden, especially the one "Ti the Beloved Disciple" was most mast: l'ful. Wi'.mer J. Waller's fine bass ha never appeared to such good advan tage as in his solos "My God, My God Why haft T^hou Forsaken Me" and 'I* is Fini-hed. Father into Thy Hands 1 Commend ?>Iy Spirit." Mrs. flnrrie White rewlere i wit? appealing sweetness and expressior "0 Son. My Son Who Hangest There' nr. I to J. Harris Franklin fittingly rendered the solo. "Whomsoever 1 Shail Kiss, That Same is He.*' Excellent, indeed, was the support rendered by the able chorus of both th men's ar.! women's voices whi h all went to produce the greatest musi cal rendition Alexandria has had for mr.ny years. It is ncpe l that this choir may re peat at an early date this beautiful music so that those who were so un fortunate as not to be present; last night will have an opportunity to hear this wonderful production. NEWS BF CITY TOLO IN BRIEF ?' * ' Mary Stokes, of Charleston, S. C., died Monday at her home in this city. Lenten services in Grace Church :onight at S o'clock. Rev. Dr. Wal l's. of the Seminary, will preach the sermon. .Mrs. I>. \V. Sublett and Mrs. D. V*. Sublett have returned to their acme on North Fayette street after i very pleasant visit to Shipman, W. John J. Nugent and ethers have old to Robert L. Kane and others .ht? let and building on the east side if Pitt between Wilkes and Gibbon streets. Mass at St. Mary's Catholic "hurch will be celebrated at S o'clock omorrow morning and will be fol lowed by the annual Holy Thursday procession. The Young Women's Association ;f the First Baptist Church will erve Fuhrman's demonstration sup u r at o'clock tomorrow even ntr at Odd Fellows' Flail. The ar.nval meeting of the 17th v'a.. Chapter. U. 1). C.. will be held ? t Lee Camp Hall on Thursday ?vening. April 17th. 1910, at 7:.'50 .'clock, when officers will be elected. A special meeting of Post F. Yavclers' protective Association will ?e held at S o'clock tonight in the ooms of the Chamber of Commerce vhen the convention procrram for he annual State Convention which .ill meet here May and 10 will bo '.'.H-ided iinen. Mr. II. Fricdlander, who was ap uinted a member of a committee amcd by the Retail Merchants' Rii e:.u of the Chamber <:f Commerce 3 appear b' fore city council an i ??go a higher tax nn circuses and arnivals, state ! tr;:!ay to a repre '?ntative of the Gazette that tlu1 ppointment was made without his e: mission or consent. Mr. Fried ir.der says he is not opposed to uch attractions. FIRE IN HOTEL 'econd Costly Blaze Within Month In Petersburg. Petersburg. Va.. April 1<>.?For the econd time within a month another structive fire occurred here short y after Monday midnight, seriously urninir the Chesterfield Hotel, a four tery hriek builtlin# on North Syca more street. The lire originated in the 'rent part of the ba.-ement. The first 'oor was occupied by Lester Simmons , s a soda water fountain stand and igar store with pool room in the rear. The buildinur is owned by John M. lanrahan, of Petersburg. The loss? o the hotel with fixtures is estimated t $7"?.n00. with insurance of ?42,090 "he Palace Restaurant, owned by Jeorge Ni hols, adjoining the hotel, '/as damaged by smoke and water, the -?ss beimr estimated at Sl.-iOO, fully ?nvcred by insurance. The hotel was well filled with ruests, but all escaped uninjured. A Tin and his wife, who were on the hivd floor, and whose escape by the tairs was cut off. escaped by a lad der. The local fire department was ?ssisted by a detachment from Camp Lee. REWARD FOR ASSASSIN Mrnroe District in Terror of Edgar Morris. > Charlottesville, Va., April lit.? Soard of Supervisors of Green Coun y has offered a reward of StfoO for he capture of Edgar Morris the man .vh > shot antl killed Magistrate Blu ford Sullivan in the Courthouse at Stanardsville several weeks ago luring a hearing. Word comes from Stanardsville by reliable citizens of Monroe district that an intolerable situation exists there and will continue until Morris is captured. A great many persons are afraid of him. Their state of mind now is said to border on terror. Don't forget the Democratic pri mary next Tuesday the 22 of April and vote for R. Walton Moore for Congress. 91-5t..