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in X CXXXV?No. 120. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE TUESDA For this section?Rain this af ternoon and .^tonight; somewhat cooler: tomorrow fair. Y, MAY 20, 1919. "" ' ' - ' PRICE ONE CENT. Plans For Celebration in Hands of Alumnae Association COMMITTEES NAMED Alumnae Address to be Delivered by Mrs. Maude ttoache Warren of Washington. The Alumnae meeting, called for last evening at St. Mary's Academy, was a large *and enthusiastic one. Miss Lillian Hill of Washington pre sided and Mrs. Rose Schroth also ot .Washington, Was secretary. Reports from recent bazaar -were read. Its success despite weather conditions was a pleasant surprise to all. The Alumnae have assumed all respon sibility in the preparation for the "Golden Jubilee" exercises to be held from June 15th to. 17ith inclusive. They are to be the hostesses at the ;? recaption hcjld on the evening of Junr 17th when the Academy doors will be thrown op an to greet all friends, old pupiis and well-wishers, whose co | operation and sympathy have meant | so m/udh to the Good Sisters of the Holy Cross during their 50 years of EaWor in this city. Various Committees were appoint ed to work m'apped out in detail. Mrs. Maude Roache Warren of Washing ton, was appointed to give the Alum nae address on "Commencement Day." Mrs. Warren was a memSber of St. Mary's Silver Jubilee graduation class and her daughter is a member of this years Goftden Jubilee Glass. ! 'Miss Lillian Hill as president of the Association was voted as delegate to rctpresent St. Mary's Alumnae at tfr' j I. F. C. A. Comventfon to be held ir. j St. Louis, from May 30th. to June 2:1 j APPEAL FOR CHILDREN'S HOME Funds Needed by Virginia Institu tion to Continue Work. An appeal for aid is made by tho Children's Heme of Virginia, better knbw'ii as the Mr. Mabee Home It is announced by representative ?of this 'home that there are approxi mately 1,000 homeless children in Virginia that need attention. The Children's Home of Virgin'!?, is identified with the National Child ren'? Home and the latter handles aproxiniately fifteen waifs daily The recent "flu" epidemic in Yir* ginia proved a severe drain on the resources cf this home in Virginia hence the need for more funds in ?order to keep .the institution going. Those in charge of this institution, therfore, appeal to the generosity of the ipeople cf Virginia to aid this worthy cause?that of looking after the wants of the many homeless children in the grand old common wealth of Virginia. NINE MEMBERS OF COMMISSION RESIGN Paris, May 20.?Nine members of the American peace comission have offered their rsigriations as the re sult of dissatisfaction with the trerns of the German treaty, it was learned today. Three of the resignations are sr.irl to be final. The others have 'been held in abeyance at the request of the commission. Prof. A. A. Young, of Cornell Un- ! ivctfsity. chief economic expert; Dr. I. Bowman, of New York, head of the territorial intelligence division, and W. C. Bullitt .expert Hpn Russian affairs, are said to have finally withdrawn. The names of the other six com missioners have not been made pub lic, pending further consideration by the commission. The six are under stood to have taken this action as an expression of disapproval of alleged compromises with their principles. They ".nay allow .this action to suffice, it was said, and continue in servica fhe others, however, are unwilling to work longer. NOTICE I will not be resiponsible for any debts contracted by any ' one other then myself. _ , 119-3p. V. E. Bym?. COl^jT Aj^ITS LIQUOR Police Judjjjfe ?Kison Decides Citi zens Ma\T5ring it in for Own Use . According to a decision handed down yesterday by Police Judge Robert Hardison, it is no violation of the Reed amendment, the 1 one dry law so called, to 'bring into the District of Columbia liquor in rea sonable quantities for personal use and not intended for commercial pur poses in a private conveyance. Judge Hardison gave this opinion in passing upon the motion of counsel for Emanuel- Freeman, charged with vioiat:rg the bone dry law to dis miss his client on the ground that h; was bringing the liquor into Washington in his cwn machine. At the time of his arrest, seme time ago, Freeman, had in his pos session 332 half (pints air.l 8 quart bottles of whisky, 3 quart bottles of Virginia dare wine and 1 quart of blackberry cardial, besides 4 pint bottles and 2 half pints of gin. The ! evidence in the case showed that Freeman was the owner of the au tomobile, which he was operating when taken into custody by t'-.e po lice. PLAN RETURN VOYAGE .Maps Reveal Carefully Plotted Course?West Indies Probable Goal. Protassy, N. F., May 20.?Proof positive that a return flighlt is at least in contemplation by the Navy Department experts is found in the flight maps which reveal a carefully plotted course from Plymouth to Bl'asike't Bay, north cf Valentia, on the soooithiwest coast of Ireland. The fact th&t the en-tire squad of avii&Tion merihanucis sailed for Ply mouth on the Aroosftock yesterday to overhaul the seaplanes is con sidered significant. Ccmrmander Towers admitted be fore his departure that the method of bringing the seaplanes back home was undecided and others of the flyers intimated th!at the result of the eastward leap overseas would settle the question. No naval vessel's, so far as known are under orders to transport the planes home and the belief is grow ing that a return flight will be made. It is thought that Commander Tow ers on reaching Plymouth will decide the m'atter after a conference with the naval authorities. f the return is Made by air the homing planets, will not head for Newfoundland' on account of the fcg but the West Indies ma^ bo selected as the first stop, with Rockaway as the terminus. "TIN PLATE KING" SUES FOR DIVORCE New York, May 30.?Trailed for 3,000 miles from New York to Cali fornia, where she is sojourning on ? farm in the picturesque valley of Red wood City, back of San Francisco bay, Mrs. Daniel G. Reid. wife of the financier known as the "Tin P'late King," faces an action for divorce. While the incidents of the long travel are not revealed in Mr. Reid's complaint, which was filed with the supreme court today, it was definitely made known that the financier di rected the surveilaiice of his wife, whom he married under romantic cir cumstances in Paris almost thirteen yeurs ago. Named in Mr. Reid's action is C.'ipt. Sampston Tchei'ncff. a Russian amy officer, who is said to have crossed the continent about the same time as Mrs. Reid. Their association both in this city and on Redwood Farms, California, are complained of by Mr. Reid. U-BOAT DOCKS AT WASHINGTON Flying the American flag, the Ger man submarine, U-117 arrived in Washington from Norfolk yesterday and docked at the naval militia wharf at the foot of Seventh and 0 streets southwest Washington. The U-117 was brought to this coun try with several other German U boats that were turned over to the allies at the signing of the armistice to aid in the Victory bond drive. The U-boat left England on April 3 and arrived in .New York twenty two days later. It is 275 feet long, and has an 18 foot beam, and is equipped with-two 11.200 horse-power engines. Lieut ! Comdr. A. G. Digrell, U. S. N., is in i command of the U-boat. WILSON'S PEACE TIME MESSAGE Presented to All Republi can Congress Today READ IN BOTH HOUSES Executive Makes Sundry Recommen dations?Asks for Constitutional Amendment for Women Suffrage. President Wilson's peace time message was read today on an all Republican Congress. It a-sks: Repeal or amendment of the war time prohibition act effective June 30, as affecting beere and wines. Labor refonm to bring about de mocratization of industry, based upon a full recognition of the rights of those who work to participate in de cisions affecting their welfare. Far-reaching Government assist ance to demobilized soldiers. Foreign trade policies tending to make friends among other nations. Repeal of excise taxes on various manufactures and taxes on retail sales. Revision of tariff effecting dye stuffs ami related chemicals. Passage of congitituirlonial amend ment extending suffrage to women. Return of the railroads and wire lines, with legislation to make th:se utilities uniform and co-ordinated. The President did not touch on the war and peace question or his work in Paris, except to say. that it would be premature to discuss it until he eruld lay the completed business before Congress. The President's message was, for the first time sirice he has taken of nc?, read in both the House and S;-n ate, jnsitead of being delivered in per son befcne a joint session. RECIPIENT OF GOLD WATCH G. B. Ashby, Formerly of Raloigh X"w Manager cf Belvoir Hotel George B. Ashby, for -the past eight years personal representative of E. L. Weston, the Raleigh Hctel. gement of the Hotel Belvoir, this gemefet of the Hotel Belvoir ,this city. Mr. Ashiby Saturday last on leav ing- the Raleigh was presented with a handsome gold watch the gift cf a number of his associates in the ho tel business. A speech of presents tion was made by F. L. Bourne, as sistant manager of the Raleigh and a fitting rspanse was made by Mr. Ashby. Mr. Ashby already is busy renova ting the Hotel Belvoir ami mak'ng plans for a -number of innovations so^n to be put into operatins here. Mr. Ashby was also manager of the Powhatan Hotel, Washington. WESTMINSTER CLUB Names Committee to Arrange For Welcome to S?ldeirs There was a well attended moot ing of the Westminster Club last night at their rooms in the West minster building and a committee of five was appointed to meet similar committees at the Chamber of Com merce, Thursday to arrange for the reception of the boys who have been in the service. This club is growing and bids fair to be the largest in the city, especi ally when it? other members return from overseas. BRITISH BOMBARD "REDS" IN CRIMEA Copenhagen. May 20. ? British ureadnaughts in the Black sea have bombarded the Bolshevik positions ai Kentch. in Crimea, said a wireless message from Moscow today quoting an official stafremrrt that had been given cut there. (Kertch is on the Strait of Kerteh. which connects the Black sea and the Sea of Azov.) NOTICE Miss Virginia - Macon Rice will be available in Alexantfria as - pi:.no teacher. For terms and particulars rddress SI4 North Carolina Av-nue, Southeast, Washington, D H9-4p. ' ' BOY KILLS PETS AND SELF 13-Year-Old Youth Dies Rather Than Be Deprived of Rabbits Baltimore, May 20.?Brooding over his mother's avowed indention to get rid of his two pet rabbits, 13 year old Francis McFarlane shot ana killed his pets and himself, accorulir}? fo the police, who are further investigat ing the case. When the child's body and the dead rabbits were found Sun day night. Acting Coroner Smith de cided the death of the boy was ac cidental, in accordance with the in sistent declaration of the parents, but Police Captain Morhiser, dissatis fied with the verdict, has ordered a thorough investigation, believing the boy first killed the rabbits and then himself, The boy's mother found the little fellow dead near his bed with the two rabbits he had carried up stairs only a short time before lying dead beside bis body. The pistol be longed to his father. smlTS STARTS TOR LISBON "Jinx Boat" Leaves Azores for Continental Eu rope This Morning HAWKER I S MISSING British Admiralty Officials Incline to ! Believe That Bold Aviator Has Fal len Into the Sea and Been Lost. The n'aval seaplane NC-4 has start ed for Lisbon, Portugal. The "jinx boat," which was the only one of the American flyers to successfully complete the jump from Newfoundland to the Azores, jjoi away for continental Europe at 8.40 Washington time today. It is not known at the Navy Department whe ther Commander Read Will stop a' Punlta Delgada, the American navaJ station. No word has been received from the Sopwith plane in which Harry G Hlawker and his navigator. Lieut Commander 'Mackenzie Grieve at tempted to cross the Atlantic. Latest dispatches from London :? dicate that admiralty officials believo Hawker has fallen into the sea. and has been lost with his plane. FOE READY TO ACT UPON TREATY Paris, May 20.?The German dele gation has received its final instruc tions regarding the treaty, it was be lieved today. Foreign Minister Brockdorff-Rant *.au returned to Versailles from Spa yesterday with a definite policy, ac cording to reliable information. Jusl what transpired at the Spa confer ence is, of course, secret. It seemed certain, however, that the Germans will do one of three things?sigrn with as little fuss as possible; sign after some of the present delegates have resigned to "save their faces." or refuse to sign at all. The general opinion appears to be that Brock dorff-Rantzaai was told to sign. Most of the allied delegates aro now beginning to doubt that the German treaty will- be signed before the first of June. Some even believe it is possible the ceremony may not take place before the middle of nex: morrth. Brockdorff-Ran'tzau is ex pected to hand in voluminous counter proposals Thursday at the expiration of the time limit for such action. In that case the allies wou?d take al' the time necessary to refer the com7 munition to a technical commissoin and subcommission1, thus consuming: a week and perhaps two. Then an other time limit would be set for thr Germans' final answer, probably a week. Thus, the optimists say, peacc \vif'n Germany will be signed between June 5 and 15. DEATH ONLY FOR KAISER Wheeling, W. Va., May 20.?Jacob Hilton, sixth man called for jury duty here yesterday in the trial of Homer Wliisson, who is changed by the State with having attacked hrrs young niece, declared, when interrogated by-Prose cuting Attorney MeKee tiiat he was opposed to capital punishment in.-al! cases except that of the Kaiser. He we was eve used. : ? Carroll Pierce and Judge J: T. Goolrich of Fredericks burg Make Addresses J. R. CATON PRESIDES Advocate Change in Form of Govern ment?Meting of Fourth Ward Citi zens Friday Night. Thore was a very interesting and largely attended meeting of the vo ters of the third ward held last night in the Odd Fellows Hall, North Columbus street. The meeting was under the auspi ces of the Citizens' Committee, Jas. R. Caton, chairman, presiding. Vari ous defects of the present system of government and how they would be overcome by an intelligent, respon sive business like form of govern ment were taken up and discussed. CarroM Pierce, vice president and general manager of the Citizens National Bank and president of the Chamber of Commerce, in his ad dress explained that the Chamber of Commerce was an organization etfmpcsed of a "large number of the citizens of Alexandria and it was entirely proper and one of the func tions of the Chamber of Commerct to investigate and advocate any matter that affected the general wel fare of the city. He stated that the Chamber of Commerce was spending n the neighborhood of S20.000 per year to try to up-build the city of Alexandria and advance the interest of its citizens and that a change in ?city government was essential to the progress of the city. Mr. Pierce fui tiicr stated that ev ery progressive business organization had had to make changes in their methods to meet the changes in con ditions, where as the present City government was evolved over a hun 'Lrted years ago and as a system is mote unworkable at the present time than it was a hundred years ago. He further discussed the matter as a business (proposition and stated thai In his opinion thousands <-'f dollars -.?ould be saved by the application of ordinary simple business methods in Nransacting the city's business. The -speaker said that this matter iva; not a political matter, and if it did not take the city's business "ut of politics it had no merits; that no ,nem,ber of the Chamber of Com merce had any political aspirations that he knew of and none of them lesircd any public office. Judge John T. Goolrick, of Freder icksburg, who is holding court in this city in the absence of Judge Barley, attended this meeting and was called upon by the chairman to tell what the system had done in his city. Judge Goolrick spoke of his perso nal knowledge of what the system had done in the cities of Staunton and Fredericksburg, and he stated that they had derived great benefits from the system without increases in taxation; (that the people of Fred ricksburg would not think of re veilting to the old system and that :hey were enthusiastic over this system that had given them so many tangible benefits. Judge Goolrick emphasized the act that this system of govern ment took the city's business abso lutely out of politics and absolutely fixed responsibility and recommend ed the plan to Alexandria if they iesired to progress and get full value for money expended. James R. Caton in his address made a thorough and simple analy-' sis of the whole matter as present ed to the people of Alexandria. He stated that he had made an exhaus tive study of the subject, believed :n it and was ready to fight for it. although he had no political ambi tions and no desire to fill any city Tflice. i The speaker said that the matter' was a simple one1 and if the system advocated would not stand the li^ht of day and its merits were not plain ly evident, that the citizens/ should not vote for it. In a very emphatic maimer-he stated that a change in methods was necessary and he hoped that some advocate of the present system would consent to meet him publicly on tiie rostrum and debate the matter with him; that if the op ponents of the change have any log ical reason for their opposition they shc'urd be willing to let ?ihe public hear them discussed. Each of the speakers emphasized the fact that co-ordination and lack of co-operation of the d'ifferent de partments did not let the present system function .for the be?st inter ests of the community and that in this day and time a responsible head was necessary in every organization and while they made no criticism of the city council or of the city officials they did strongly criticize th2 bun x lesome, unworkable system in which responsibility was not fixed and di vision of authority was very indefi nite. The meeting was thrown open for an open discussion of t'lie matter. The next meeting planned by the Citizens' Committee will be held in the fourith .ward at the Young Peo ple's Building next Friday niglvt. BISHOP GREEK DIES During St. Bartholomew Pastorate He Built up Greatest Church Plant in America. New York, May 20.?The Right Rev. David H. Greer, Protestant Epis copal bishop of New York, died in a hospital here at 6.10 o'clock last night Bishop Greer was operated upon for intestinal trouble a week ago and hi condition had improved steadily ur.lil this morning when his physicians re ported that he had suffered a relapse At firs.t the relapse was not consid ered critical, buit the patient con'tinr?;? to fail and thi-s afternoon it became apparent that he could not live. He sard: inito a coma about an hour lie fore his death and did not regain cr;n scioufeness. Bishop Greer's health had been p:oi tor several months, but despite hi. advanced age?he was seventy-(iv( years old?his condition had at n time been considered dangerous. He is survived by a widow an daughter and by tow sons, Laurent Greer and William Greer. Bishop Greer was born at Wheel ing, W. Va.. March 20, 144. His fathei a:id mother were church people, ;:n ' his grandfather was a clergyman of the Church of England, serving fo: many yeans in Wheeling. As an author Bishop Greer contri buted several books on religious t ;p ics, among which was "The Hist r:' Christ," "From Things to God." "Thr Pre'acher and His Place" and "Vi sions." CADET OUSTED Kansas Midshipman Forced to Re sign During Senior Year Annapolis, Md., May 20.?With his diploma of graduation from th' Naval Academy within reach, Mid shipman Daniel C. Wilkerson, of Kansas, a prominent member of the first calss, has been forcd to res^ the service, it became known yest t day. The case of Wilkerson was th subject "f one of the most exhaws tive investigations of any miikh'p man in a long time, covering sevc'a weeks, but the recommendations r Rear Admiral A. II. Scales, superin tendent. finally went forward and. it is said, they received the approval of the Navy Department. It was charged Wilkerson, in a class test, carried a lwok, containing certain formulas into tho class rot .11. in direct disobedience of the acad emy regulations. Wilkerson was the editor in cJh:.4f of "Log" the official weekly pub lication of the midshipmen. Many midshipman will be listed among those deficient in scholastic work for the academic year 11 w nearing a close, according to infor mation learned today. The final tests upon' which the merit rolls v. ill be based, will be completed next week, MARRIED Miss A. L. Trimnal, Charleston. S. C., and H. L. Arnold, Alexandr a. Va., on May 17th, at the parsonage of Bethel M. E. Church, Charleston, S. C., Rev. Thomas G; Herbert, cf ficiating. 120-1 p. ANNOUNCEMENT ? The Bel voir Hotel Alexandria, Virginia Now under management of G. B. Ashby, formerly with The Raleigh and The Powhatan, Washington, D. C. wiil inaugurate at an early date Sup per dances, 9 to 12 p. m., Watch this i paper for opening night. l20-4c HAPPENINGS ABOUT 1 CITY TQLO IN BRIEF A meeting of t'he Reliance Fire Company will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Treat your pocketbook with the same eonsideraitioni you would your best friend. Investment in War Sav ings' Stamps makes the tie stronger. The regular monthly meeting of Martha Washington Chapter No. 42, Order Eastern Star, will be held in Masonic Temple tonight at 8 o'clock. Ernest L. Hebent and Laura B. and Oscar Sunhard have sold to William I. Washington a house and lot on ihe east side of Pitt between Wilkes Mid fiibbon streets. Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackson, pastor of Ihe First Baptist Church returned iast night from Atlanta, Ga., where ne attended the annual meeting of ?he Baiptist Convention. As heretofore slated in the Gazette there will be a special meeting of both branches of the city council at S o'clock tonight to consider the new revenue and license law bill's. Delegates from the two tribes of [led Men of this city departed thin afternoon for Richmond to attend the .nniial meeting and the Grand Coun nl of Virginia Improved Order of Red Men. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Barnett and daughter, Minnie, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James L. Foster, left ast night on the steamer Southland for Newpart News to visit their son, William II. Barnett, whose arrival from overseas is expected today. Mr. H. L. Arnold, this city and Miss A. L. Trimnal of Charleston, S. ~C.( vere married May 17 in Charleston, -I. C., at the parsonage of Bethel M. '5. Church South bv Rev. Thomas G. Herbert. After an extended wedding rip through the south they will n-ike their home in this city. Clarence Barnei, twenty yerfrs old, mmarried, a resident of Omaha, Veb. wh" was employed at the 'n&r of the Virginia Shipbuilding 1'orporation, died yesterday at the Alexandria Hospital. The body was taken to Wheatleys chapel and will >e shipped to Omaha for burial. $100,000 PRIZE FLIERS i'urses for Which Hawker And Grieve Competed Constitute The Atktfjtie flight was for a prize rf $50,000, offered by the Daily Mail, for the first air flight from ?oast to coast without stopping, ind an additional premium of $15, >00, offered by the Sopwith Com >any. Other prizes will bring the otal amount up to about $100,000. Lieut. Commander Mackenzie jrieve, navigator of the Sopwith ?!ane, was in the British naval ser vice during the war. He has made nany flights with.Hawker, and is re rarded as a skillful airman. During the last three years. Haw ser's income as a test pilot for the Sopwith firm at Brooklands has been .'stimated at about $100,000 a year, i He i?' married and has one daiigh I ter about 7 month's old. Hawker was ! born ir. Australia. He has been a Bier for f.bout ten years. HAZING GETS MAN FIRED Blacksburg, Va., May 20.?The Cadet Corps at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, today voted to expel from the corps an undergraduate who had been guilty of hazing a freshman. Hazing and "bucking" first year i men were condemned by the corps. 1 AM cases of ill treatment toward first year men are to be reported to the faculty under the honor system. IN MEMORIAM In s'ad but loving- remembrance of our dear mother, Amanda Petitt, who died one year ago today, May 20th, 1918. We miss you from around us, dear mother. We miss you from our place. Shadows ov'er our life are cast. We miss the sunshine of your fac-1. By her loving s^ns and daughtftrs: 120-lp. Mrs. G. W. Baker.