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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and Beat Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE MONDA VOL. CXXXV?No. 119. Y, MAY 19, 1919. PRICE ONE CENT. FINISHING TOflCHES i ON BIG FREIGHTER Workmen Busy on Gunston Hall at Plant of Shipyard TRIAL TRIP SHORTLY Big Steel Cargo Carrier Soon to En ter Fleet Carrying World's Trade? An Alexandria Product. The fmisSimig touches are now b3 ing made on the gigarttic steel sen gain g steamship "Guniston Hall", and whein completed, she will be given her trial ti'ip after Which plans for her e.r.i;eiri'r.ig the freight trade of the world will be in order. The mechanics employed in buiid irig the "Guns!ton Hall" are to be con gr'aituMedl foif their fine work as every part of the ship shows the handwork of experts in- their respec tive triades. The officers and crcwis quiartors are finished in oak and the corns are furndsflte'd with evelrythir.q: to make the n#e>n comfortable. Dinvr? rooms and cooking gallery are equip ped with useful devices to aid in p.e paring 'ami serving meals to the cr?v*? Evetry modern invention for shi.is hi?.is been installed, including a power ful wireless telegraph planlt. Ship aarpeniters have built ar. :n ?torior lining to protect the hull, us ing aTioirt 50,000 feet of dressed lum ber for that purpose. The boikr 7riakers have used 23,000 fire br'vk around the boilec to retain heat. Five car load tanks of oil were placed cn board last week for fuel. Four ships are new on the ways arrd w:ll be completed as rapidly Pis possible. It is announced that keels will be laid for new ships in the near fultiure. Aflexand'Jians sfhiculd visit this plf.nl and see the m'odern machinery that hjais been installed including several mo darn .inverttiiion? worthy of r.:te amto ng t'hcim the acetylsne fire flame tih&fc hurras its way through st ?e! plates of all design's, rivet mak.'nig machine that tui'ns cut abcut si: :y rivets a riiinute and the sted-p'!:.te beading machine which will turn a great steel plate to anjy shape de sire'd. The Virginia Shipbuilding Corpora tion is deserving of praise fr'om ai: Alexandrian* for their many g;.:d deeds sfinfce locating here, and th:y should be encouraged in every v. \y possible to continue their excellent work and make this city ens of the loading shipbuilding centers of the United States. A. H. S. WINS CHAMPIONSHIP CAP FOR THE SECOND TIME Saturday the Alexandria High School track team journeyed to Man Mianas'sas to complete in the annual track and field meet of the Eighch Congressional District. The team was accompanied by very nearly the entire student body. The students, who were on the sidelines helped greatly to arouse enthusiasm in the team. In spite of the rain there were feur schools represented namely,, Lees burg, AW if, Manass'as and Alexan dria. The meet was- closely contested but the superiority of the A. H. S., boys in the races gave them an ad vantage over :.he other teams, and thoy easily carried off the meet with a total of 47 1-3 points to M'an'assas 33 2-3 and Leesburg 29. Davis \va!s the star for Alexandria making 14 1-3 points; Mi'dkiff, sec ond with S points; O'Meara and Hicks third, with 7 points each. Other pcin-t winners were Downham and Bales, 4 each, and Pohl. E., 3. This is the second time in succes sion Alexandria has. won the cham pionship of the th district and it needs to be wort ortly once more to be come the pi'opertv of the Alexan dria High School. NOTICE Miss Virginia Macon Rice will be available in .Alexandria ? as pTVlno teacher. For, ,t.erm? and particulars address S14 Noith Carolina Av-.-nm Southeast, Wzsty.r^.oit. D 119-4-p. ? WINS LOT IN ROSEMONT John F. Simpson. Holds Lucky Num ber in Contest. t . John F. Simpson, of 1515 King street, was winner of the lot in En--: Rosemcnt, g-iven away last Thursday oy the General Realty Corporation. The drawing took place at East Roseniionii: and the judges of the con test were John H. Trimyer, Ed'gnr WaTfield, jr., and Miss A. D. Hobbs. The lot won by Mr. Simpson is 40 oy 100 feet, mimed lately following the drawning of the lot Mr. Simpson purchased a lot directly adjoining the one he was awarded. GO ON BIRD TRIP Members of Audubon Socilies Visit Arlington Cemetery A number members of the various Junior Audubon Societies in the pub lic school's of this city went on a bird trip Saturday. They were accompan ied by Miss Katherine Stuart ankl several of the teachers. The day was spent in the National Cemetery at. Arlington. Fifty species of birds were identified as f ol'Botve: Qat bird, yellow waitoier, so nig sparrow, marsh wren, purple grackle. meadow lank, grasshopper kparrcw, robin, paltridigev, black biro, cedar Waxwinlg, orchard .oriole, fifJd spar row, yellow billed cuckoo, imije;:t bunt ing, gold finch, blue bins, brown thrasiher, chippinig sparrcw, win b:i<d. house sparrow, fi^h crow, buzzard. Scarlet tanager, tufted titmouse, red eyed Vireo,,, Tennessee warbler, olive backed through, blue jay, black pall wairb'ler, parula warbler, chickadee, ndtihatch, flicker, cardinal, veery, wood thrash, powee, rddstart, downy woodpefeker, purple m'artin, crested flyeatch&r, redheaded woodpecker, ye'llow-Jbreasted chat, jenny wren. Maryland yell-owthroat, king bird, summer tanager,mourning dove, and myrtle Warbler. AWAITING PEACE TREATY Terms Will Not be Presented to Vi enna Delegation Until Late Next Week Paris, May 19.?ri,':c Austrian peace treaty, according to indica tions, wi!1! not be ready for pres.'nla t?cn before the !?tt?i part ?"C n?xt we?k. It is understood that the failure of Hungarian delegate'; to araivo, ar.d the unoitainty regard ing conditions there, caused a con siderable redraft of portions of l>he document conceminjr overlapping questions in the former dual mon archy. Meanwhile ,111 embers of the Aus trian delgation at St. Germain have as ye\t done little except to accustom themselves to the historical and beautiful place. They spend long hours iir bed and seem to enjoy the abundant meals, which are probably in sharp contrast to ?vhat chey knew :r. Vienna. The memb?. *s are vav?:!y st.mi outside th ;ir viVas and have nr-t . et, according to ar. information, attempted any serious labors nor dis patched one courier to Vienna. The cnlv exception to this easy life has been furnished by the four food experts with the delegation who had another conference today with the inter-Allied representatives concern ing methods and details of revictu alizing Vienna and what is left of Austria. The ceremony of exchanging cre dentials with the Austrians probably will occur Monday or Tuesday in the Hotel Henry Fourth. Jules Cam bonx. the chairman of the Inter-Al lied Commission of Credentials, and ] the other members will be received I by a guard of honor of dismounted chasseurs who will be withdrawn. B elf ore the Austrians, headed by Chancellor Rennor. arrive so as to avoid, according to the Austrians, any military honors, tomorrow will be a big church going day at St. Germain. It is fully apparent that in the negotions with" Austria Italy plays no secondary role. WHEAT-THOMAS XUP IIALS iMiss Virginia Fitzhugn Wheat, daughter' of the late Harry F. Wheat, this city, and Mr. Augustus Howell Thomas, formerly of this city, but- now of Louisville, Ivy., were married at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night at the residence of the bride ?in Rosemont. The eeremonv was performed by Rev. Dr. Jol.n Lv.e Alison, pastor of the Second Presby terian Church. Only the Immediate relatives of the couple attendji. Af tenvard'the couple left for a bridal ?trip. They will reside in Louisville'. At Opening of Extra Ses sion of Congress Today ELECTION MAY 27th. Two Candidates Are Aspirants For Seat of Hon. C. C. Carlin Fr<;in Eighth District. For the first time in many yeans Alexandria and the remainder of the eighth Congressional district was riot represented when Congress convened at noon today. This is due to the fact that no suc cessor has yet been elected- from thlis district to fill the place caused by th'e resignation of Representative Charles C. CarFin. An election to select a succes-c-r to Mr. Carlin's wiil be held in this district May 27. The candidates are R. Walton Moore, democnatic nominee, and Dr. F. M. Brooks, both of Fairfax coun ty. Just as soon as the election i held the successful candidate will t .kr his seat. Representative Charfes C. Ca:'Jin resigned from Congress March 5 uf ter seizing twelve ye'ars as a member of that body from the eighth district and he is now engaged in the prac.ice law. LOST SEAPLANE Commander Towers and Crew of NC" ! 3 Now Missing More Than 40 Hours. Washington, D. C., May 19.?Ap- j prehension as to the safety of Cent- j mr.nder John H. Towers arid his crew of fouT men1, who in the seaplane . .C 3 have been lost at sea for more than 40 hours, has begun to displace the feeling of confidence among naval of ficials tilrat the transatlantic no.vail officials that the transatlantic friers soon would be found by searching \ is sels. No word had been received f:om the ..?-3 since 5.15 o'clock Saitur.iay morning, ,when Commander Towers reported that his plane, the flagship cf the squadron, was off her course some 300 miles from the Island cf Fayal, Azores. Dispatches from Rear Ad<nviral Jackson, aboard the U. S. S. MehiHie, at Ponita DeTgada, Azores, last night said a gale was sweeping the seas north we.-.: of *.'ie Azores an-' that high waves were running. With the NC-4 at Morta groomed and ready for the next leg of .he transatlantic flight and the crew of the NC-1 safely aboard the c*u:<er Columbia at Eorta. the navy, wan its vast force of vessels, concentrated tc aid in the trnnis-atlantic attempt, v/*.s bending all of it? energies to '.he finding of the ic&t fliers. Two battleships, the Florida s:nd Texas, and nearly a score of des*: ? ? ers are scouring the sea over a v. J.* area day and Tight Uising Corvo Island as an operat ing base, the screen of battleships and destroyers were sweeping westward in a gre'at semi-circle in an efvort to jatch sight of the NC-3 or pi:k up rad:o disttra?s signals. The hiph winds rr.d heavy seas prevailing made the work of the rescue party most dif ficult. COL.'HENRY M. LEWIS DIES Resident of Charlottesville Succumbs At Warrenton. Word was received in this city last night of the deiath in Warrenton of Col. Henry M. Lewis, n well known business man of Charlottesville, V'a. Col. Lewis was paralyzed a year ago while visiting his brother, Mr. Richard Lewis of Broad Run. Since fhen he had been practically an inva lid The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. William Lewis, Broad Run, a daughter, Mrs. Jack E. Shcpr herd, jr., of the University of Vir ginia and two brothers, Aquilla Lewis of West Vdrginlta and Richard Lewis of Broad- Run. ? o 9 ; x - Furiera1!" services will be held at the residence of Dr. S. C. Maphis in War renton'and-the interment will be at Marshall, Va. WILL ADDRESS RED MEN Hon. C. C. Carlin to Speak at State Convention in Richmond. Representatives from) the two tribes of Red Men of this city will at tend the amraial meeting of the Grand Council of Virginia Improved Orrler of Red Men which will open in Richmond tomorrow night and be in session two days. The opening address to the Red I Mem will be made by Hon. Charles C. Carlin, this city, who is one of the delegates. 0. there from Alexandria who will attend'are Ro^er C. Sul'Iivan, great Sachem; Walter S. Nickflin, past great sachem and W. J. Garrett and A. J. Butcher. Mr. Sullivan departed this mornir.i/r for Richmond. The opening session of the Red Men will convene tomorrow ?night. HE STARTED BY SALVATION AIT Twenty Business Men Start ed on Canvass Today For Fund HOPE TO RAISE $5,000 Sixty High School Girls Will Sell Doughnuts Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for Cause. The Salvation Army Home Fund Drive is on. A committee of business men today began the work of collecting for the Salvation Awny. This commit tee is composed of twenty citizens. They were working in pairs and the city has been di/kled off by them into t?n parjtajn order to facilitate the work. The committee will devote a cer- j tain r.uimiber of hours daeh day to the i the close of the week. The women's committee, composed i of Alexandria High Sdhool girts, num-! ter'.ng abouit sixty, will begin the 1 drive Wednesday and will make a ? house to House canvass selling; doughnuts. The prize will not bo ! named, although as heretofore staidd j the sky is the limit. Their slogan will : he "Doughmits Won the War." The ! young women engaged in the task of Celling the d'oughmits wrll continue their wonk Thursday and again will go out Saturday. S. W. Pitts, chairman if the local committee, stated this afternoon that the committee in ch >.:jf of the drive i ( Uj v met with a considerable suc cess and then even hve hope of bettor results tomorrow. Alexandria hopes to raise, at least, ^n.000 for this fund before the close of the present v.eek. r.veryono is urged by the- local committee to contribute to their abil ity to this cause an 1 help the Salva tion Army go over the top in its r.stio-n wide dirvf cc raise Sj^OOO. oon MASS MEETING TONIGHT It is hoped that there will be a good representation of the men and women of Alexandria at the mass meeting this evening at the War Camp Community Hall, Elks' build ing. The meefting is scheduled for 7:30 o'clock and it has been planned at this time to present the important phrases of the work to be taken up among the women ami girl-s of the city. A program to meet local needs wilt be discussed and a committee of local people elected to keep in its execution. Since the need for more and better recreational facili ties is so trreat it is probable that all citizens interested in community betterment of any kind will be glad to come and lend a hand in makinc this movement the success it should be here in this community. Don't forget the time and place of meet ing and brin^f at ieast one friend with you. : MARRIED MARRJED?May; 17, 1919, Virginia Fitzhugh Wheat /-. and: >. Augustus Howell-Thomas, by* the Rev.[ ? Dr. ?John Lee Allison, Rosomont, Alex ?i- afldria, Va. 119-lp. UUlf FOR SOLDIERS' FEIE Every Organization Invited to Send Representatives to Participate WILL MEET AT 11 A. M. Each Organization Expected to Send Five Delegate.8?Plans For Nature of Celebration Will Be Determined. Represent?t'ives of every organi zation in Alexandria will hold a meet ing at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in the rooms of the Chamber of com mence to prepare plans for an appro priate wefccme on the part of Alex andria to the returning s'oldies. A ca'll fo the meeting was issued to day by Carroll Pierce, president of the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce has made an effort to ?end a notice to ?very organization in the city to take part in the preparation of plans for a suitable demonstration to the return ing soldiens, and if any organization has been inadvertantly omiitted from the list it is hoped by those in charge :hat they win send representatives to the meeting It is the hope of tho.s fostering the affair that every or ganization! in the city will send repre sentatives to the meeting. Each organization is expedted to send, at lea-st, five representatives. However, it the desire of the commit tee in charge that they send as many as possible. Ait thiis meeting plans will be per fected for a suitable demonstration lo be given in the near future to the returning Soldiens. A permanent or ganization will be perfected and vari ous committees appointed for the pur pose of looking after the detail ir.ei dent to completing pJans for the ceie braition and the nature of the cele bnaition also will be determined upon. lit is the purpose of those ir charge of the affair to make the celebration one of the greatest a:r! miosit enbhuasitic ever before held in tht history of the old city, and with r'nis object in view nothing will be lefit uradone to m'ake the event a era la :ne. i DEATH AT CROSSING One Man Killed, His Wife And Baby Badly Hurt And Four Others s Suffer in Tragedy Philadelphia, May 19.?When an electric express train on the West Jersey & Seashore road ground an automobile to pieces at the grade crossing in Westvifle last night, on:* man was killed, his wife and baby boy seriously injured and four other persons badly hurt. All were taken to Cooper Hospital, Camden, and it is feared other deaths may follow. The man killed was Joseph Baker, 28 years old, of Westville. His wife, Helen, 25 years old. has serious in I ternal injuries and their year old ! baby boy is believed to have a frac ? ured skull. ' Cooper Beideman. 50 years old. I father of Mrs. Baker, is suffering j from deep scalp wounds, and many | bruises, Roy PPwm and his brother. George are cut and bruised, and the 'atter's IS months old baby is suf fering from a fractured ami and ?upposed fracture of the skull. j FALLING WALLS KILL CHILI) j Lansdcwne, Pa., May 10.?One little ' girl was killed Saturday evening and j another badly injured, when the I walls of a row of houses on Balti | more avenue near Burmont avonue, ! burned some time ago, fell on them. ! The dead child is Dorothy, 12 year old daughter of Antohny Abrams. ind the injured girl is Marie, 8 year old daughter of Fred Ritchie. I The two children were walking in : jhe rear of the ruins to a spring to ! get water for their parents when ' the walls fell. ' Several years ago fire destroyed a i row of stone houses owned by Jacob j Hoffman, of Philadelphia, but the | walls never were to-re down. The j owner visited the scene of the acci i deofc yesterday and said he would | raze .-the walls, which long have been ?.n eyesore at the entrnace to Lansdowne. ANNUAL MAY PROCESSION ; ?: ' More Than 200 Girls Participated at St. Mary's Church Yesterday 4 * t Afternoon ?More than 200 little yirls yester day afternoon participated in 'he an nual May procession held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The procession was started from St. Mary's Academy and :;i! of the participants were dressc-l in whi'e and wore wreaths an J carried /low ers. Miss Aline Dyson crowned the May Queen and read th- a.-r. cf con secration, and about sixty little girls were enrolled into the Sodality cf the Blessed Virgin at trie conclusion of the profusion. OEHLERT TRIAL JUNE 2 ! Jury From Fredericksburg Will be Obtained. A jury from Fredricksburg will sit in the third trial of WiMiam H. Oeh lcn, Jfiged with shooting and kill ing Linwood KidwcII, which occurred November 12, 11) 19. This was de cided upon today by Judge John T. Goolnich, of Fredericksburg, who fixed upon June 2 as the date for the trial of the accused. Sergt. Cox will pro to Fredericks burg for the purpose of summoning 'the jurymen who will sit in the case which will ue presided over by Judge Goolrich. LEAVES FOR BERLIN Mystery Surrounds Movements of Head of the German Peace Delegation Paiis, May Ut.?The head of the German pe-ace delegation. Count \ n Brockdorff-Rantzau, came to Paris Saturday night, but only for a brief stay. On his way from Versailles to Berlin the Count and other mem-, brs of his party went through the city to the Northern Railway sta tion. They arrived at the station at 10:20 o'clock and departed an h w later. On arriving at the station thi j Count immediately entered a draw ing room car hearing the imperia German arms, which ha'l been coup led to the Paris-Cologne exprt After thanking Captain Bourse ;i: for the courtesy extended by th: French oflicer ,the Count closed th; do'?r himself, while the German at tendants drew the window shad: The train left Paris just an h n after he went on board. When the Count will return is i n certain. It was stated in Fres:ol circles, which at first attempted t( ccneal his intended departure, t!- i1 he was going only to Spa and woult' return <>n the next train, but his ab sence undoubtedly is for a con:-id eraible period. Among those v.he accompanied him was Max Warburg Ilcrr Lienert and IIerr Scheuck'.ij.' were* net in the party. They \vil: remain at Versailles in charge of I negotiations which may be contin ' I until their chief's eventual return ft is evident from a survey of th j baggage that several of those v. I1..' j left for the German capital wo.il." not return. Their departure fron j Versailles was shrouded in mys>tcr\ j by the French and it was witness j by no one except a large ff,rce of j detectives and gendarmes. FATHER SLAYS TWINS Commits the Hideous Crime Within a Day After His Release From an Asylum LanJiUtc-r, Pa., May 20.?An,me lius Angelin: killed his four year eld twin sons and attempts to kill his wife yesterday afternoon. She f. .'<1 from the h"use ,ran to a neighbor's and, before the police arrived, the boys' bodies had been horribly mutilated. Mrs. Angclini was in the kitchen of her heme on 'he outskirts of the city when her husband to k the boys into a bedroom and locked the door. He first clubbed them, next used a trowel on their heads and wound up by hacking them tn pieces with a pickaxe. He then car ried the bodies to the yard and was busy cutting them to pieces and putting tihem in a milk can when the police arrived. He had a blanket around his body, but wore no clothing when taken in to custody. He made no resistance, saying that another man killed the children. Three months ago \ wife had him committed to the coun ty insane asylum, but he apparent ly recovered his reason and last etvening, on her petition, was re leased from the asylum on probation. In 1916 he was in a automobile col lision and from that time his mind had been affected. John R. Dove, sixty-three ? curs old, diet! Saturd:\ at h's residence in Accontink, T-iirnx count/. H;s funeral took at 2 o'ci^c i yos teruaj afterno ?n iiom the Wond'&wn Baptist Church a d burial was nntds in t ?i3 cemetery at, that pla<\\ A called meeting of both branches ' of the city council' wrll be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow night at which time the new revenue bill and license law for the fiscal year beginning May 31, lf/lfl, will be presented for considera tion. The funeral of Mi's. Susan P. A. Calvert, who died Thursday night at her residence, Mt. Auburn, Four mile run, Alexandria county, took place at 4 o'cloik Sunday afternoon from Christ P. E. Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Dr W. J Morton, rector, and burial which was private was in Pohick cemetery. An automobile in charge of a young man from Delaware collided with a milk wagon in charge of a Fairfaxan named Javins at King and Royal streets about 11:30 o'clock this morning. The wagon was dam iged to the amount of $8, which the nvner of the automobile paid. The iccident resulted from a misunder standing, the y?ung man supposing :eh train would pass east on King <treet. Instead, however, it turned south, causing the auto to strike the nilk wagon. A large crowd gather ed ait the interesection after the ac cident. Arrangements have been made by he Seminole Players minstrel 'roupe to give a performance May 20 at the Walter Reed Hospital for he soldiers. The performance will jo put on free of cost to the soldiers. \ meeting will be held at the Opera House Wednesday night for rehear EPISCOPAL COUNCIL Will Convene Wednesday in Win chester The one hundred and twenty-fifth mrnual Cuncil of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Virginia will ake place on Wednesday, the 22nd nstant, in Christ Church, Winches ter. The Council will be opened at iO o'clock Wednesday morning with he services of Holy Communion 'ollowed by the Bishop's address. After that the business sessions of he Council will begin and continue ?egularly through Thursday and Fri ; lay until one o'clock on the lattc-r j A'hen it will adjourn. It will be re 1 nenubered that Bishop <jibson died ! ast February, and the present Bis lop, Dr. Brown, the former co-ad ' utor bishop became automatically he Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Virginia. The Council will no doubt be well j ittended on account of the important justness to be transacted. As the I Jeneral Convention of the Episcopal i 'hurch in the United States will neet this coming October in Detroit. Vlichigan, four clerical and four lay ielcgates must be elected for the di >cese of Virginia at the meeting of .he Council in Virginia. The pend ng changes proposed by the com nittee on revising the Prayer Book will also come before the Council 'or its decision so as to be reported jnder the constitution of the Epis ?opal Synod of Washington in which he diocese of Virginia is situated nore legislative authority will also '>e voted upon. There are one hun ?lred clergy within this diocese so with the lay delegates which arc ac credited from all the churches in union with the Council there will be about 200 members in attendance. All the >r"fessors of the Theological Seminary near this city, expect to attend except Professor Kennedy, who will attend the Convention of the Episcopal diocese of West Vir ginia next week. The clergy of this city expect to be present and the lay delegates who have been elected to the Council are respectively as follows: Christ Church, Clyde C. Lamond, St. Paul's Church, Arthur Herbert, Grace Church, W. W. Simp son, all of whom expect to go. NOTICE I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by any one other than myself. 119-3p. V. E. Byrne.