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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the iJiiited States 'and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. Fcr this section?Partly cloudy tonight and. tomorrow. Little! . change" in temperature. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1919. VOL. CXXXV?No. 134. ELABORATE WELCOME HOME WEEK PROGRAM Beginning Sunday Night There Will Be Festivities Each Evening During the Week. CARNIVAL ONE OF FEATURES Dances, Song Fests and Receptions Planned In Honor of War Heroes?City in Dress Parade For The Occassion ?King Street to Be Great White Way?All Who Served Uncle Sam in Army, Navy or Marines Asked to Parti cipate in Celebration?No Invitations Issued. The program for the Welcome Home Week has been completed. There will' be something doing every night. All men who served Uncle Sam during the progress of the war in any capacity regardless of wheth er or net they are wearing the uni form at the present time or not are cordially invited to take part in the festivities planned for each evening. The committee in charge expresses the hope that every man who served ^during the war living in Alexan Iria will participate as no invitations are to be issued by the committee. The program will open next Sun day night anil end next Saturday n/ight. Alexandria is going to role- j brate in gocd old style each night in ! honor of the returned heroes as well' as thos6 .vho were unable to cross J but serve*! in some capacity in this j country. King street, as already stated, hr.s ' taken on a holiday appearance ;n its festive gaub and by the close oi' the week that thoroughfare will br* il lunwatcd with festoons of li-.rhts from end to end. No pains have j been spared by' the committee in j charge of the decorations to make ' the affair a success. In addition every citizen is urged to decorate to show their appr ela tion of the boys who servei over seas. Tht? opening services of thj cele bration wll take place at 8:30 o'clock Sunday night in Christ Churcl yard. This will be in the nature of a Thar.iksigiving service, Spac" will be reserved for soldiers and members of the family wearing whit? r!:bon. Monday night will be known a? Alexandria Light Infantry n'g-t a:v? the program for that night inci-.des a dance at 8:30 o'clock at the War Camp Community Service Cl'ib. Tuesday night there wili h? forma tion at 6 o'clock. Buffet luncheon will be served the soldiers in line at the Westminster BuiHmg. This will be folowed by a block dance ^t 0 o'clock on Washington between King! and Prince streets, ,\h:ch wi'.' be featured by the 63th Infantry and Gen. Pershing's Band. Pcd Cross night v:i.! he observed Wt i! '?esday r.ight with a revert i?n ?v.?icb will be hel l at >) o'closk at the War Camp Community Serivce Ilall. The program for Thursday night includes a community sins at 7 o'clbck at Christ Church yard. Space will be reserved for soldiers and members of families wearing white ribbons. Plans for Friday night will include what will be known a.- Knights of Cohimlvus night This will take the form of a reception at the Lyceum Hall on Duke s'^ree^ between Royal :?r.d Fairfax =trees which will bc p:n at S:30 o'clock. The last night of the program Sat urday will be Masonic night and will be staged in the Op"?va House All soldiers will be welcome whether or not they are Masons. The committee in charge of the Welcome. Home or Jubilee Week has worked hard for ;ts success and there, is every reason to believe that the affair will be one of the most memorable ever befor? held in :h? ci^y. ^ ^ Will the mothers. Fathers. |! and wives who have not j! received their white rib- j' bon badges for "Home; Coming. Week" call at 700 | Duke street and get them. i ^ ? >, The occasion will he- greatly enliv ened by a big street carnival v. hrh will be in progress here ail during th- week. The promoters of tbs carnival wiM have their concessions at the various street corners on King f-on> Fairfax to Henry streets. ALLEGED BOOTLEGGER Man Having a Quart nf Liquor in His Possession Admitted Selling the Same Towaul the close of yesterday a white man who had been drinking, told the pclice he hnt1 been robbed of thirty-odd do'bars in a naming house on the northeast cornc of Gibbon and Washington streets. The officers were satisfied that a man domiciling in the !:? use soli the liquor which was having its tffect up. n the complainant .ir. l Chief Goods and Officers Kerns and Snol lings, after having obtained a ''John Dee" warrant, proceeded to the place for the purpose cf making an inves tigation. They found Matthews Schirola, who was suspected of rob bing the complainant, and while rio evidence apart from that of the lat ter ccultl be obtained, enough was scoured to show that Schrrola was engaped in .selling liquor. It was alleged that he made a trip to Balti more yesterday morning Sehrrcla was carried to the station house in the patrol wagon and an investigation . of the ease followed He acknowledged taking money for the whisky he dspensed The ac cused was held for the acton of the grand jury DUEL WITH KNIVES Two Colored Women, Fired by Jeal ousy, Seriously Injure Each Other Elizabeth Fleming, colored, was ar rested last night on the charge of cutting Julia Williams, also colored. The latter was carried to the Alex andria Hospital. When the case was called in the Police Court at nine o'clock this morning the Williams wo man was not present, and the case was continued to await the result of her injuries. Shortly before twelve o'clock the woman left the hospital and later ap peared at the station house, where i-I.e was called upon to face her an tagonist. The evidence showed that it was a case of six of one and half a doj-on of | tne other. Both had been armed with knives, and they used them upon each ciher with unsparing hands. Neither, inflicting mortal wcund.s. They were fined 50 each, ar.d in default cf pay ment will spend the next ninety days in jail. Jealousy is believed to have brought cn the trouble. NIGHT WATCHMAN KILLED 1 Body Found With Hands Wired Be hind Him in Keyser. W. Ya. Kcyser. V,. \a.. June o.?The body of Vitto Bassano. aged 40, was dis covered yesterday morning at the ciusher.of the Standard Lime and Stone Company, where he was nitr'it watchman. The murderers had wired the man's hands behind him, ; and had twisted tightly about his nOck a blue bandana hankerchief. I lis head showed that he had been struck four times with some blunt instrument. Th? authorities were unrble to determine whether death ; was the result cf a fractured skull ' or strangulation. Old Dominion Boat Club to Hold Smoker-June Twentieth EQUIPMENT ADDED Swimming Beach Staked Off On Maryland Side of River?Saturday Night Dances to be Resumed. The monthly meeting of the Old Dominion Boat Club was held last night, C. E. Carver, President pre siding and was one of the best pro tended meetings ever held by chat Club. The following members were admitted to membership: C. W. Summers, H. S. Murphy, P. F. Gorman, jr., Vernon N. War field, Walter R. Byford, Marshall Shuman, Robert Steele, Adrian ICatz. This makes a total active meml er ship of ninety-four members. A number of racing boats have been received to replace a portion of the ?equipment lost in the fire of last au tumn and 3 single work boats and 3 ' batteaux are expected to arrive with in the next week. A racing c::noc, | swift but cranky, isc affording much ; sport and amusement and demonslrat- i ing the uncertainty of affairs even when one goes on his knees. i Appropriations were made to pur- | chase a wrestling mat and a supply ; of boxing gloves, and it was decided j to hold a Smoker on the night of j June 20th. This Smoker will proba- ( bly be preceded by short business j session to admit new members. Sev- , eral applications having been rcceiv- ( ed tco late to be acted on at this ( meeting. This Smoker will1 cele. rate the return of a number of our boys from the Army and Navy, and also the attaining, by the C'lub of an ac tive membership of one hundred pro- 1 bably for the first time in the his- 1 tory cf the Club, which was org:.nix.- 1 ed about 1870. J The racing crews, under the cfli.-i>nt c handling of Coach Mueller, are get- : tir.g into good shape and will be able i to give a good account of themselves 1 in any event in which they may be t entered this season. < The Boat Club, in general, under the fostering care of Captain J. Sid Douglas, is getting in fine shape, and will soon, in point or equipment, con veniences, etc., be tho equal of any , Boat Club in the State. The efforts ( of Captain Douglas have been ably seconded and assisted by Chief Mills J and a number of other devoted mem- . bers, who have worked hard and faith fully to get the Club in shape for the present season. A telephone has been installed, porch swings have been put up. and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Club numbering seventy-five, are making efforts to beautify the rooms 1 and it- has been decided that Ladies Day will be inaugurated on the week beginning June 15th, in other words, each Thursday frcm twelve to six P. M., the locker rooms, shower baths, etc., are turned over to the ladies. Members of the Citib can use only the front room, balcony and boat room on those afternoons. On the Thurs day afternoons the house will be un der the exclusive command of the chaperons appointed by the Ladies Auxiliary. A splendid swimming beach has been located and is being staked off on the Maryland side of the River, and on the'' Thursday afternoons the, ladies desiring to use the swimming beach will be taken there in bateaux I and canoes, and instructions in swim ming will be given. T. Preston. Sr., a member of the Board of Governors will have charge of this as in former years. The Saturday night dances of the Old Dominion Boat Club will begin within the next week cr two, and there is also dancing at the .Club on every Tuesday night. From the present prospect the Club will enjoy a most delightful and prosperous .season. .v.vb THE BEL VOIR Management G. B. Asfrby, formerly of Raleigh Hotel Washinprton, D. C. SUPPER DANCES . Every evening 9 to 12 p. m., tables j reserved. Phone 169. GIVE OPINION ON COUNCIL I f. ? ~ Delegates to Labor Conven ton Express Views on Subject GEN. COXEY IS QUOTED Delegates From Portsmouth, Clifton Forge and Fredericksburg Discuss Plan and Say it Works Satisfactory The Citizens' Committee learning that there were a number of gentle men attending the Virginia Federa tion cf Labor from all over the coun try, and that there were a number here from cities under the Council Manager Form of Government, the Committee requested statements from these gentlemen in regard to this form of government some of which are published below and others will be published later. William Kellum, Portsmouth, Va. "Portsmouth has been under plan for two years, Think success of plaii depends upon the Council and the Manager selected. The Manager must l?c honest with his whole heart in tha work. A cheap man is the worst lining in the world to fill a place of this kind. The plan has not worked so well in Portsmouth because the j roters were indifferent and selected :hc- wrong Council and they selected lie- wrong kind of a Manager. Thf |)!sn is the best kind of government f you have the right kind of a Coun cil to start with. A man that ha? een mixed up in politics has no right .0 be in the Council or to become the "ity Manager. The man should be rhosen according to their capability uul r.ot because of political puli." i J. B. Duncan, Portsmouth. Va. "This is the best form of govern ment that you can possibly have pro vided that the referendum and rccal' j ire included. Everything depends 01 retting the proper men in the Coun :il. Great benefits have been derived , n Portsmouth from the plan but the ( ,veak point in Portsmouth is that the- ] ivrong men have bee nselected for i he Council. It all depends primarily ; ->n the interest of the voters." Thomas Noland, Portsmouth, Va. i " Mr. Nolan:l gave this statement ? as to how the plan had worked i: f Kansas City Missouri, Mr. Noland i.- j ^ice-President of the National Unioi i ?jf Boilermakers. His duties take hin j all over the United States and he ha ! iieen satisfactorily impressed with th'. i improvements brought by the system uf government in cities all over thi country. He says?"The plan is ar absolute success in Kansas City." I' j I is a non- partisan government. Ha: ; improved morale, beautified City an:' j organized the people." J. S- Coxey, Massillon, Ohio. He tells how the plan has worke< in Dayton, Ohio. "It has been in ef fect several years, and Is workinf very satisfactorily. Have derive:' great benefits from t'lis form of gov ernment, and are getting away fron j a great amount of corruption in poli j tics." J. W. Hatch, Clifton Forge, Va. "Plan has been in effect abou eight years. Like it fine. Many bene fits, derived from it. It has proven : great success in every way over th oid form. Has saved a great deal of money for the City. The money is j well spent. Have a fine Manager wh< is well worth his salary." M. L. Latham, Fredericksburg, Va. "The City of Fredericksburg h3r: enjoyed great improvements under the new System, and the citizens hav;. taken more interest in the welfare of the City since "the installation of this system. The system has saved more money. The City would not revert to the old system." Geo. W. Harrison, Fredericksburg, Va. "City is better in every respect, i and has progressed very much sine; I this system has been In operation. Do | not see how the people could rever. j to the okl form after having the new i Before this system was introduced, J j remember that the City only bad two j men working on the streets, abou-, two months in-a year. Under fche-nev? system we know how the money is spent, and ? what the Citv Govem >!"!!) I mant is doing:.'' In speaking to numerous other de legates from the State of Virginia and thfe United Stater* at large, they are all heartily in favor of this new form of government jtnd that it has proven a success in every way and a money saver over the old form. LEADERS IX CONTEST Standing of Queen of Pageant up to June 4. Rosa M&rphy, 3050; Rose B!um;n feld, 2761; Carrel Joihnson, 2740: Maria Harma, 2514; Thelma Smith. 133(5; Sus:e Simms, 90G; Heicn Myers, 745; Adena Earnest. 433; Carolyn Peake. 378; Ida Gootlloe, 24S; Elizabeth Estcs, 232; Florence Irby, 102; Annie Moore, lj20* Louise Thomas. 114; Ellen Ticor.' M3; Mar ian C'nilcott, 83; Louis* Dimviddie, 70; Grace Kicherer, 37; I.oona Pad gett, 29; Ethel Weisner, 25; Mary Saunders, 22; Adelaide Williamson, 15; Laura Catts, 5; Clara Golds W'.r 1 y, 5, Adelaide, Risttc;:. 1. BURIAL OF CHAS. HARRISON Chailes Harrison, of Burke, Va.. died at tha Alexandria Hospital Monday night from -blood poisoning. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Edgar Carpenter at 'the Good Shepherd Church, at Burke. Fairfax* county, and burial was made at Fairfax Courthouse. Mr. Harrison is survived by three sisters, Mrs. H. S. Fairfax, Mrs. John Pcttit, and Mrs. John Dcve. and on'1 brother, Jno. L. Harrison. The deceased had many frends in both Fairfax and Alexandria coun ties who will regret to learn of his sudden drath. CAUGHT IN THE ACT Young Negro Taken While Emerging Fr"m a First Ward Grocery Store Between four and five o'clock this morning a telephone call was ser.t to the station house announcing that a. man was engaged in bruakfnz into the store of W II. Helm, north west coiner of Wolfe and Lee streets. The notification had been sent from the house of a neighbor, Mr. TIelm being asleep at the time. Officer Rawlett repaired to ' no scene and.to^K charge of Ernest Green'had taken off his shoes when be was aibout to leave the stnre. Green had taken off hs shoo? when about. half a square fr''m the store. [Ie was arraigned in the Police Court at nine o'clock. He declined to make a "'statement and was he'd for tike action of the grand jury. 1 t THE FREE KINDERGARTEN The Board of Directors of the F?*ec Kindergarten met yesterday after neon at 301 South ?t. Asaph street. The Kindergartno" repciied an in teresting mother's meeting, also hav ing taken the children and a few mothers to the Zoo, vv!.er<.- a pleas ant and instructive day was spent. The schot'l closed cr: tiie 20th t f May after a very successful year. The Board gratefully acknowledged the following eontn'mtijns: Mr and Mrs. Carroll Pierre, ten dol lars; Mrs. George R. fli'.l, Mrs. W. II. MeJchoir, Mrs. Jack Monroe, Miss Alee Gronau, Miss Ai.N.r Agnew, Miss Retta Agnew, Mrs W. P?. Snioot. Mr. W. B. Smoot.. one dollar (iath. Mrs. William Campbell fifty cer.ts GEORGE J. HAINES WEDS Fairfax Countian Takes for Bride Mrs. Caroline Hall French George Jackson Haines, agod So. a popular resident of Aceotink neighborhood in Fairfax county, and Mrs. Caroline Hall French, age'1 ?>0. were married by the Rev. Mr. Melli champ, rector of Pohick Church ;r. that county, a few days ago. 'Iheyj will make their home on the farm nf the bridegroom, in Mount Vernon d'strict. VOLCANO KILLED 5.100 The Hagu.e June 5.?The gover nor general of the Kediri district of Java' reports that 5.100 persons 'were killed in the recent eruption cf t'n? volcano at Ka'.ut. Washington, June 5.?Damage to | property in the Kalut volcano- erup- ! tien in Java, in addition to loss of j life reported, amounted to about 814.- i 000,000, the Stale Department was ; advised yesterday. Growing crors of rice and coffee on 20,000 acres of, land were destroyed. UIMMNL sTOADJBURN TBQAT Retiring President G. L. Wil cox Presented With Chest of Silver ! A NNUA L ELECTION j Before Adjourning This Afternoon | New Officers Will Be Installed and j City For Next Convention. Chosen. J The annual meeting of the Virginia State Federation of Labor, which co:; vened here Monday morning in th cpera house, will end its deliberation; late this afternoon. The session will be concluded with the election of a city for tTie next an nual state convention and the instal lation of the newly elected officers. The session this morning was presi ded over by State President G. L. Wii cox. Cities in the race for the next an nual convention are Newport News. Lynchburg and Portsmouth. Indica tions are that Newport News will fre. the next convention. At the morning session today th following executive board was chc.,en W. E. Akcrs, Roanoke, president; W C. Page, Newport News, T. H. Nel son, Alexandria; J. L. Stewart Portsmouth and W. A. Davis, Norfolk J. C. Michaels, Newport News, wa chosen state organb.er. A resolution of D. I. Campbell. Nor folk, expressing the sympathy at th?. illness of Senator Thomas S. Mr. rt;r. and expressing hope for his speedy recovery was adopted and a copy of the resolution telegraphed his family President Wilcox, who retires with the close of this convention was pre sented with a chist'of silver the gift of a number of his friends in the con vention and before the morning ses sion closed he also was presented wit! a handsome boquet of flowers. Botl gifts were in reeogniten of his f::th ful services rendered to the cor,<*en lion as its president. This afternoon the delegates a: selecting a legislative committee ar. hearing reports from the nation; legislative committee. Before adjourning vestenia;. aT temoon the convention eloctcd t'.o efficcrs to serve for the year: .fob" Fl. Hall, jr.. Portsmouth prosit-ant B. A. Berryking, Nevp : r N \v. first "ice president: A. W'dfel, Nor folk, secretary and treasurer; Will, iam Bon"fr, delegate tc the A ser can Federation cf Labor corivw.tior wii'cb will convene at Ac .'-ntic Cit; next Monday; James F O'Cor.no". unanimously re-elected sorsreai:'-at arms. The convention completed the ta:-'* at the afternoon of adcniin.? a *or. sititutien and by-laws. Gen. Jacob S. C;1 :ev addressed the convention in the afternoon as d..i a'Giles B. Jack?or. a coloret'. :ii tcrney of Richmond. A number of amendments t' the constitution were adopted and ev en 1 defeated. A resolution d^clariiv/ for jv Mi. C T.ershin o' ail public utilities \\*ac adepted as was also oi:c daman lit:? that bricklay rs, unions affiliate with all building trades councils. A res olution protesting against the n.-th ? s of the LT. S. hou?;nr eorp ? ra tion in Portsmouth in b'lihlinir an ! renting houses was adopted.. Resolutions endoj '*ig the initia tive ar.d referendum .ere adopt'-d. At 5 o'clock th. convention ad journed until 0:30 o'clock this n.orn in?. NOTICE The regular convocation of Mt. Vernon R. A. Chapter No. 14 will be held in the Masonic Temple Fri lay, June Gth. 1010. at 8 P. M. All mem bers and visitors are cordially in vited to be present. Work R. A. F. W. LATHAM, Secretary. 2 32-4c. BIG VAUDEVILLE ACT At the Grand tomorrow and S^ur dr.y. Frank Marolda, late of th-* ?'143rd and 43rd Divaicn of the U. S. Infantry. He is the triple voice wender. A truly won.ierful actor. Also the regular feature pictures. 1 O ? 1 PRICE ONE CENT. .Mr. George Woodfield, of Philadel phia. is visiting relatives and friends in this city. .Mr. Thomas Buckley who 'has been overseas for the past twelve months, has returned to his home in l this city. I The regular weekly prayer meeting of the Anne Lee Memorial will be held at that institution at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Oscar L. Kel'ar who has been over seas for the past year has arrived safely and received his discharge and returned to his home in this city. Sergt. Edward Kemper, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Kemper, has arrived safely from overseas. He was a member of the .305 Engineers. SOth division 'Geo. E. Price and J. F. Cook will have on >-ale Friday and Saturday, ?alt water tailors, halibut, Boston mackerel, butterfish, trout, croakers, fresh shad, and flounders. Miss Katherine Pettit and Mr. Ed ward Ccrsa, both cf this city, were married yesterday at the parsonage of Trinity M. E. Church. Rev. A. E. Speilman, pastor. officiating. All colored soldiers who have been in the service during the war, are requested to meet at the colored sol diers club this evening at 8:30 p. m., to make arrangements for Welcome Home Wetk. Mary F. Nickens, an old and well known colored resident, died last night at her home 522 Gibbon street. Her funeral will take pTaoe at 3.30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from Roberts Chapel. First Lieut. Beaudric L. IIowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. I). J. Howell, of 700 Duke street, who has be?n overseas for the past twelve months with the 104th Engineers, has re turned home. Edith B. infant daughter of Geo. IT. and Jeanette E. Poole, died Tues day evening at the home of her par ents. 429 North St. Asaph street. The funeral took place today, Rev. L. F. Kelly, of St. Mary's Catholic Chuch ,officiating. A telegram received this morning announces the arrival of Sergt. Her man K. Kopp, from overseas, .vheie he served for twenty one months. He is new rtationed at Cump Mills, \r. V.. and expects to be home in a "tw days. The Senate Corporation Commis sion has- granted a charter to the Potomac Builders' Supply Company, incorporated, Alexandria, Va,, Maxi mum, $100,0?0; minimum, S50.000. Albert Lake, president, Rockviiie, Md.. John A. Holmes, secretary, Washington. I). C.. and Richard A. Roseberry, Bareroft, Va. ? Hardware business. Mrs. Lola R. Chaffee, forty-seven years old. died this morning at the Alexandria Hospital. The deceased lived at 312 Wolfe street and was a native of Culpeper county, Va. Her husband and several children are liv ing. The body was taken to De maine's mortuary chapel and pre pared for burial. IX MEMORIAM In loving remembrance of our son and brother, Howard Reddick, who a:ed June 5th., 1910, aged 21 years. \ precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still. A place is vacant in our home Wh'ch never can be filled. God in his wisdom h*s recalled The boom His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in heaven. Bv his lovintr mother and sister, i 31-1 p. FISH DAY TOMORROW?Boston mackertl, steak tile, ?ea bass, but ter fish, buck shad, Jersey trout, Norfolk trout, crab meat, clams. Sanitary Fish Market, Phone 735. Stall No. 2, City Market. Open until 5 P. M. 134-1 p.