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f Oldest Daily-Newspaper in the! United States and Best Advertis-j k- . . * ing;-Medium in Northern Virginia.] ! For this section?Generally fair | tonight and tomorrow; no change in temperature. ?s?aj2uoo jo jCjujqjT VOL. CX'XXV?No: 135. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE FRIDAY, JUNE 6. 1919. PRICE ONE CENT. HIT OF HONOR FOR JUBILEE WEEK Will Consist, of Thirty Two Ornamental Columns CROWN OF VICTORY Court Will Be On Washington From I Prince to Cameron Streets?2,500 j Lights to Furnish Illumination. An- elaborate court of honor ablaze with incandescent lights is to be eract ed on Washington street from Came ron to Prince streets, by the Welcome Home Week Committee for the big celebration planned for next week. The court of honor will consist of thirty-two ornamental columns which wil'l be known as Victory columns, each surmounted by an eagle. To each square there will be sixteen of these columins, eight being on either ski2 of each square, Festoons of tiny lights will be arranged drooping effect. A feature of the court of honor will be the erection of a Victory Crown. This will be erected at King and Washington streets and will be thirty feet from the ground. This crown will be illuminated with a total of 000 lights. The crown prop er will contain 200 lights and ther? will be eight streamers each contain ing fifty lights or 400 lights from the streamers and with the 200 in the crown .proper bringing the total to GOO It is estimated that there will bo approximately 2,500 lights used for illuminating the court of honor. A flag on a staff will be thrown to the breeze from each of the ornamer.tal columns. Dance in Court of Honor In this court of honor will be held the block dar.'ce at 9 o'clock Thimdav night. There will be two bands of music on hand, one at either er. I of the court and the participants will dlarcce from each end. The big street carnival is going to be one of the leading features of the Welcome Home Week for the sc!:!!ers. The committee in charge of the ar rangements has planned Tor twenty attractions. These attractions will be placed on King street or just off that street and many concessions alrcafty have been sold by the eornmitte" to vendors who will do business s.Ioriff that, thoroughfare. , Carnival Features v Among the main attractions which will be on the streets will be a Wild West Show, ferris wheel, old Planta tion show, and a host of other.? in chiding the usu!al line of freaks car ried by carnival companies. A larige number cf concession for the sale of hot dog sandwiches, soft drinks, pop corn, novelties, and others already have been taken. There will be a small sized army of strret vend ers here for the carnival and barkers and hawkers will make the occasion lively .throughout the week. Kin# street alreany has taken on ho'Mciay appearance, Fes'tons of lights have been erected by the merchants on Kinp street between Columbus and Alfred streets and were illuminated last night. It is expected that the merchants cn other squares will con tribute in order to "KAve cach square illuminated before the formally open ing of the week of festivities. Work on the court of honor will not be completed before Monday. Ail of the columns have been erected and practically everything is in readiness for -its opening. Urged to Decorate All citizens are urged by the Com mittee ir. charge of the arrangements to decorate their places of business and homes in order to show their ap preciation of the offoi'ts of the sol diers. NOTICE - The regular convocation of Mt. Vernon R.'A. Chapter No. 14 will be held in the Masonic Temple Friday, June Gth, 1919, at S P. M. All mem bers and visitors are cordially in vited to.be present. Work R. A, F., W. LATHAM, Secretary. ' lS2-4c. . Mary Piekfori in "Daddy Long Legs"' tonight at the Richmond Theatre. OPENING TOMORROW The Castelberg's National Jewelry Company having recently leased the store room 818 King street, will open tomorrow, June 7th. This adds an other new enterprise to the many re cently opened in this city. This store will be under the man agement Cif Geo. H. Railing, who is well known in this city, having acted as their agent for the past five years, and who by his pleasing personality, his constant effort to satisfy the wants cf the trade, his manner of square dealing, and by constantly keeping in mind the :mpOrtant fact that a customer is entitled to the very best of service, has made for him many friends and patrons, and he wiH be pleased to have his friends and customers come to see him in his new place and receive one of the beautiful souvenirs that will be iriven away cn this occasion. The Gazette wishes for Mr. Rail and and the Casteiberg's Company much success. ANTI-JAP BOYCO'IT Students of Nehinghua College Lead ing Disorders The anti-Japanese boycott, which is beiwg fostered by the National Students' Organization in Peking, is spreading throughout-China. The au thorities are unable to check the movement and the Minister of E ln catcn and the Vice Mnister hava re signed. Demonstrations were resumed Wed nesday in Peking, where thousands cf workmen are on strike. The uni versity, has bee nclosed and convert, ed into a military camp. The Gov ernment authorities do not wisli to arrest the students, who enjoy pub lic sympathy, and the police and gendarmes experience great difficul ty in handling the youthful s'.roet oi'ators. A mandate ssucd by the President oidering the students to return to their students has no.t bec-n obeyed. The students of Nehinghua Ccllc-ge appear to be leading th;> anti-Japa nese movement. BELIEVE ANARCHIST JUST FROM FRANCE ? I Philadelphia. June 6.?The possi bility that anarchists newly arrived fro-m Europe had a prominent part in the explosion of bombs in several c i ties Monday night v/as undov n ventilation by Federal agents and the Philadelphia police today. It was learned frrm . the secret service men who came .here from Washington that.a purse picked,up on the l^wn of the home of Attorney General.' Palmer the day following the explosion at the Palmer home .has given them . an important clue. The purse, contained a note written in French, stating that the bearer had just arrvied in New York from Fiance, and raming the boar on which he was a passenger. The purse also contained French and Ital ian stamps. Leather experts said the pu.-se was made in - France. Inside the wal'let was also the pic ture of a, boy about nine years old, The boy's hair apparently was of the same color as that of the anar chist killed at the Palmer home, and Federal agents believe the boy is the son of the dead man. The French consular authorities in New York have been asked to find out whether the man actually arrived on the steamer indicated, what was his business in the United States, and who were his associates here. PROGRESS OF CONTEST Standing of Candidates for Queen of Pageant. June 5. Rosa Murphy, 3250; Rose Blumcn feld, 3006; Maria Harman. 2923: Car roll Johnson. 2780; Thelnia Smith. 1-140; Susie Simms. 906; Helen My ers. 745; Adena Earnest. 433; Caro lyn Peake, 378; Annie Moore. 204: Ida Goodloe. 24S: Elizabeth Estes. 234; Florence Irby, 174; Margaret Duncan. 142; Louise Thomas, 114; Ellen Ticer. 93; Marian Chilcott, 83; Louse Dinwiddie, 71; Grace Kicher er,. 38: Mary' Saunders. 32; Loon a Padgett, 31; Ethel Weisner, 27; Ade laide Williamson, 22; Laura Catts, 5; Clara Goldsworthv. 5; Adelaide Ri-sdon, 1. THE BELVOIR Management G. B. Ashby, formerly of Raleigh Hotel Washington, D. C. SUPPER DANCES Every evening 9 to 12 p. m., tables reserved. Phone 169. DUEL OF ARGUMENTS Z?,.-fsh And Americans Favor Certain in Concessions to Germany Paris, June 6.?The sv-Mi n? <;f the "o.g four* have resolved themselves for the present into a continuous duel of arguments ar.d eloquence be tween Premier* Ll?.v<l George and Clemenceau, the British chief mak ing: a supreme effort to swing the '?'Tiger" aro?r.iri to the view of the British and American peace com missions in .favor of certain modfica tiens of the peace terms with Ger many. President Wilson i? t-.nporariH maintaining a passive attitude, though understood to ;?e ,'ivin^ his ful moral backing to Lloyd George's nrcruih'iils on most of the points at issue. Cicm^ncesu stands pal i:!s re fusal to yield one iota ns regards the Saar Valley and Silesia clauses, and his conference with his cabinet is said to have strengthened him in his stand, contrary to expectation's that his ministers were inclined to agree with Lloyd George and Presi dent Wilson. The allies' answer tn the counter proposals -will be handed to the Ger i mans before June 12. The proposed solution of the Adri atic question has fallen short of Italv's maximum concessions as a result of the attitude of the -Ligo Slavs, and nothir.fr remains but to fall back upon the pact of London and demand its full execution. The Big Four have decided to call in fho Turkish peace delegates, ac covdinig to an unofficial report. The Turks will be considered merely as "witnesses" rather than ac.-redited plenipotentiaries. They will have to acecpt the conditions exactly as drawn up by the allies. WILL ASK TREATY VOTE TODAY Senator Hiram Johnson will make a strenuous effort today to end the debate on his resolution demanding publicaitcn cf the peace treaty, he announced, responding to complaints from Seantors that the treaty de bate is- hoUMn'g up vital legislation. Johnson will insist on a record vote on the resolution, which has been before the Senate for more than a week. Before discussion of his resolution is resumed, it is expected, the com mittee on control of Senate expenses will favorably report the Hitchcock resolution for an investigation of. the "treaty leak." Hit-chcok will try. for an immediate vote, as he believes there, will be practicaliy no.opposi ton-.to the investigation. . ? Serial or Borah, who is still await ing a copy of the treaty that he may read it into the record, inti:r.a?. ted today the demand for a Senate: investigation may have frigV:ned off those who were to have given h:'m the treaty. Jf the investigations ordered, the plan is to call representatives of tVe League to Enforce Peace and State j Department officials to refute :nti mations which Senator Hitchcock charged had been made that the Ad ministration has improperly favo-cd certain in teres ts in this country whiile withholding the treaty from the Senate and the country. Duraton of the debate on the pub lication of the treaty has caused much unrest because it is delaying consideration of appropriation and reconstruction measures. _Scrators Curtis and Kcnyon, who have meas ures on the calendar, have com plained vigorously, and have g'ven notice that when the peace debate endis they wPl demand the Senate begin legislating. WILL ARRANGE FOR PRIMARY Joint Meeting Tonight?Three Candi dates, Likely A joint meeting: cf the democratic I committee of this city and Alexan dria county is slated to be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the office of Howard W. Smith for the purpose of complet ing plans for the primary to nomi nate a candidate for the state legis lature to represent this city and Alex andria county. William Albert Smoot, this city, who represented the city and county Hi the last session of the legislature. wM! not again be a candidate for the ofiifo. J Among the candidates who expect I'o enter the race whose names have been mentioned are John W. May, n.'.Tch3nt, Alexandria; Charles Jesse ?n attorney of Alexandria County and J. \V. Collins, of this city, president of Machinists Local No. 530. LABOR, aid ENDS SESSION Vote of Thanks to Alexan dria For Treatment to Delegates GIFTS ARE PRESENTED Newport News Gets Next Convention ?Legislative Committee Chosen? New Officers Installed. After selecting Newport News, Va., as the next conventicn city the annual meeting- of the Virginia State Federation of Labc-r, which had been in session in this city sirce Mon.Iay adjourned at 5 o'clock yesterday af ternoon. The newly elected officers were installed by A. J. Byrne, Boston, Mass., who is international organi zer. The following were elected mem bers c.f the legislative committee at teh afternoon session; J. W. Collin?. Alexandria; N. C. Davis, Newport News; A. A. Mintter, Roanoke. A resolution thanking the Alexan dria mcmlbers for the hospitable manner in which the delegates were treated during their sejeum in this city was adopted. 'At the conclusion of the business session a number of resolutions were considered by a joint meeting of the eld and new executive board. A number of the women delegates to the convention were presented with gifts of jewelry by delegate? from the Tidewater section. Reports From Richmond, according to newspapers published in that city are to the effect that the eleetio.i of a colored man named Page of New port .News as one of the five mem bers of the executive board caused s split in the convention. The Richmond paper says: "It is probable that at loj.st some of the unions will withdraw from the organization." It further says: "Labor men de dare that this action would be fol lowed by unions in other parts of th; 3t:ite, and as a result a disruption o1' the State Federation of Labor. GRAND LODGE K. OF P. > Annua] Session Planned Fop June;'10 If and 12 With ^fany .Unique^ Features ; ? ; : Henderson, Va., Jyne G.f?The pex> pie of; Henderson .-are looking for. 'ward with" interest to. .the -coming o the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias next week, the dates'being June l* ij.. apd 12. Henderson invited th; Grand Lodge to meet here last year out cwing to war conditions no meet ing was held. The D. 0. K. K. ?r.c here at that time, but regarding th' request of the governmen: and other, no elaborate entertainment was done This year Henderson is planning t show the Pythians and their friend a royal good time. Automobile rides, public entertain ment at the Chamber of Commerce ; band concert at Liberty Park, a bar bacue at Dunn's Grove, an out-door banquet for the D. 0. K's and othe. interesting features are planned / number of donkey teams are cominr from nearby towns, and already ad vertisements are beginning to appea: in the local paper for eels, toad frog. and rabbits to be used in the slree stunts. INDIANS TO SEEK MISSING AVIATOR Lenox, Mass. June 6.?North Da kota Indians, with whom woodcraft is s-'ccond natui'e, are to be brought here to search the Berkshire Hills for Capt. Mansell R. James, the missing aviator, who came to grief somewhere in this section a week apo. An offer from the Mayor of Dead wood, N. D., to send on Indians tr join in the search was accepted to day by Commissioner Peter Tyer. Will the mothers, Fathers, Ij and wives who have notli received their whiter rib- ij bon badges for "Home jj Coming Week" call- at 700 ij : Duke street and-get them. |i COMPROMISE NEAR ON TREATY CHANGES Paris, .Tune 0.?'British and French delegates!, through American inter cession, were reported today to be approaching an agreement on the de gree of modification or the German peace treaty. It was understood that the changes in the terms probably will result in somw concesstons by both groups, the French receding from their previous stand of oppos ing all modifications with the British agreeing to abandon muse of the al terations recently advocated by them. The reply to the German counter proposals, which will embody the proposed modifications, is now ex pected to be ready for presentation early next week. Meanwhile the Big Fours continued refusal to publish the text of the1 original treaty is resulting in em barrassmont to the Ainerican com missioners, as the result of charges by Senators Lodge and Borah that copies ?re in the hands of certain private interests in New York. This embarrassment is increased by the fact that it is reported copies in Ger man. French and English are avail able at newsstands in Germany. Switzerland, Holland, and in other neutral countries. There is under stood to be a strong feeling amonp: some members of the commission that the text should be made immediately available to the American people. ? SICK BOY SHOT BY FRIEND Victim Died Short Timo Later, But Slayer Can Give no Reason For His Act. Philadelphia, June n.?Chilling him with being: lazy, Francs Naper, 15 years old, of No. I4(i Poplar street, fired a revolver at Robert Renner, 11 years old, who was lying sick in bed at his home, No. 927 North Hancock street, last night, and the bullet struck Rc-nner in the right temple nnd caused his death a short time later in the Roosevelt Hospital. Nape:1 was arrested and locked up in the House ctf Conten tion. Naper picked the lock of a bureau drawer in hi.? father's bedroom, he told Boyce, after he pot home fr-m work yesterday afternoon and got out the revolver, which was fully loaded. Later in the evening he went t?. Renners home. Rentier's brother, Arthur, 7 years old, and his sister, Amelia, 12 years old, were in the bedroom, but got scared when Naper. was displaying the revolver and left the. room. No grown per sons were: in,' the .house .-at the ?time.. Naper (removed- allc,the bulet? but CTH2 and after doing- that tgld'Rcn ,^er if-""liVdidn't .get 'up ^nd. accom ?pany'hiiu' to the vmnjvijss ,?he-'Wpuld: get up; that U'e 'wfts .not' sick, but lazy, and pointing the weapon, fired. iN-aper could give no explanaton of < his .conduct to tne 'po iictfman, (;xcept that he had no in tention of shotting Renner. WHY THIS SECTION IS FREE FROM SEVERE STORMS Why Mis section of of the coun try has few really severe sterms Ri coh! waves ami does not have the extremes of climate experienced in othtr sections of the country is ex plained in the annual meteoroloffcal summary issued by the Weather Bu reau. The altitude of Washington ran.ires from near sea level to about 500 feet above. With tha Alleghany mountains as a natural barrier about fifty miles north and northwest and Chesapeake Bay about thirty miles to the east, this city is well' protected from severe winds. About; 75 per cent of the storms moving from the West pass eastward by way of Buffalo. N". Y.. and the St. Lawrence river. REPORTS PALL OF CHIHUAHUA El Paso Paper Says Angeles Cap tured City Sunday Ei Paso, Texas, June 6,?La Pa tria, leading Mexican newspaper publshed here, issued an extra yes terday saying Chihuahua City was taken by Generals Villa and Ange les, after ortiy two hours fighting last Sunday The infcrmat.Vr. is said to have come by wire from Laredo fr"m ref ugees who fled from Chihuahua City. It is said Villa executed eight men oii taking possession of the city. I Mary Pickford in "Daddy Loner Legs" tonight at the Richmond Theatre. SHOOTING AT THE SHIPYARD. George Weaver Uses Pistol on Dan iel Lewis, Who, it is Alleged, Applied Insulting Epithets A sericus difficulty occurred early this morning at the plar.it of the Vir ginia Shipbuilding Corporation be tween George Weaver and Dame! Lewis, during which the former ihot the ia.'or. The wounded man nui rushed to the Alexandria Ilo-pitai for treatment, although it is net thought that his injury is danger ous. Lewis was treated oy ]>rs.. Moore ar.:l Wood. He has bullet wounds in his thigh, head and ch'.'st Chief Goods and Officer Cr?v*r ar rested Weaver and he was brought before the Police Coun> at nine o'clock. The case was cor.tinucd for ten days to await the remit of Lewis's injury, during which lime Weaver will be held. The latter in his version of the affair a Lege.-: h: has been the object of Lew'-,'? in solence for some time, and that he, has applied the most disgusting epithets to him. Weaver th.j morn ing armed himself with a p'^cl be fore going to work, and upr,n reach ing the plant he says Lewis renewe.' his war of words, and when he had applied a most shameful epithe* Weaver attempted to avenge the in solence by nature's weapons, wher Lewis seized a sledge hammer am' was intent upor. using it v.h^n Weaver drew his pistol and fired. The ball from the weapon struck Lewis in the breast, inflicting what seems to be a serious flesh wound Weaver is a native of Passedona Md. ,and resides at 1714 Duke street and Iyrvis at 1305 King street. REAL BONE DRY NATION Every Trace of Alcohol in Beverage5 to Go Says Sheppard Washington, I). C. June 0.?Dele gates attending the annual cor.von tior- of the Anti-Saloon League o' America were premised yesterday h; Senator Sheppard, cf Texas, that ?a: of any beverages containing ev.n : :r::ce of alcohol would he prohihiter' by laws now being framed foi e:: forcement of nation-wide prohibition ''We are not 2.75 per cent. Anari cans." said Senator Sheppard, \vh made a plea, "not only for a sa!oor. 'ess America, but for a salooniej world." Ben H. Spence, a Can?:iia temperance worker, also urge! world-wide prohibition fight, decla: Ing that by extending cue. camp:i; the victories wnn at home could be: 'be held. _ Prophesying ' that the temper^r.; juovement-i.s due for a reaction. 11: Spence warned the convention i thu "some of the most tremendous battle; are ahead.*' The temperance people ieday, he said, need more hunlilhy 'c ;-i^rit ;<thanv tfrty '? aie accustcmc 1 t' show. '.'Prohibition wen and is now a: th< peace-? table,". saiclvjlr.'-^pence. must not lot in wine or hoer. T/ 'beer cry i> a brewers' pro poorer and the campaign for a little rc~ kick i? foi the purpose of ma kin ? more money by ssl'.int? more bee.." The speaker brought shouts of ap proval from the delegates when h ? d; dared he "was not a subject of P ?s: c'tr.l Wilson, but a freeborn citizc-": o: Canada." ADMITS KILLING FATHER Indiana Youth Says He Shot When Refused Money Bloomington, Ind., June fi.?Ame? Banks, 20 years old, early yester day, it was announced by officials confessed he killed his father, An drew J. Banks, the night ?f May 2'> with a shotgun. Young Bar,ks v.*a? taken to the Indiana Reformatory at JefFcrsonville for safe keeping According to the alleged confession the ycung man sh"t his father he cause the elder Banks would not give him money. The bodv of the father was found in a pond rear Sander*, five miles from hs'C. BOY CONFESSES TO KILLING INF.A NT Boston, June 6.?Five year old Raymond Peeper confessed to the police, they said, iTiat he took a three week old baby?Leroy P. Smart?stripped him cf his tiny clothing and dropped him to death frcm th? window of his home. Then the infant's lifeless body was dragged into a cellar, where it was fcur.d by his mother. The case was presented to the Fast Boston district court today. Try a Gazette classified ad. HAPPENINGS am tin Till II BRIEF Miss Sallit- E. So-well is vsiting her nephew, .Mr. L. 0. Harding, at his residence, 214 North Patrick street. Miss Maria Williams, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams, is home on her vacaten from the Visi tation Covent, Frederick, Md. There will be a called meeting of the Columbia Steam Fire Engine Company tonight at S o'clock. All members are urged to present. The body of Mrs. Lola R. Chaffee, who died yesterday at the Alexan dria Hospital, will be shipped to Elk wood, Va., tonight for burial. Mr. Stephen Taylor, jr., was stricken with paralysis yesterday morning and is now reported to be in a serious condition at the Alexandria Hospital. 'Miss Margaret A. McCrae ,of this city, and Mr. George Frank Wilsey, I of Washington, were married Wed nesday in St. Paul's P. E. Church, Rev. Dr. P. P. Phillips, rector, offici ating. Because of an accident, the H. H. i Fuhrman Company, of Baltimore, I Md., who were to have given a pure feed supper, for the benefit of Grace I Church last night, were unable to '?each this city. If those having tickets will go to the parties of A'liom they purchased them, their money will be refunded. A special meeting of both branches of the city council will be held to night at 8 o'clock for the purpose of acting on t'he resolution granting street concessions to the Welcome Home Committee. The meeting is simply to have the date set st'-aight as the previous ordinance fixed t^e I late a week earlier than planned. THE COMING NAVY Secretary Daniels Sa\-; Air Ships Will Soen Run 20) Miles an Hour Annnpnlis, June (j?The navy (fares anything. This >tas the keynote of an tr! dresa iy Seerci xry of the Navy Daniels to the graduating class of the United States Naval Academy here today. Reviewing the accom plishments of the navy in times of peace as well as war, the Secretary predicted that the inventive genius of its men \vf,uld in the not far dis tant future, develope ships capable of a speed of sixty miles an hour, and airplanes w'fh a speed of"-200 mi'M-s an hour.' "We might. parr.pVri'se John Paul Jones' phrase, ?J have'jnst begun to " fight,' and say of Americans. 'Wc have just begun to invent." said the ; Secretary. PARIS SHIRTS ARE DIRTY Laundry Workers Join Strike Move ment, But Subway Trains Run Paris, June <5.?There was a fur ther increase in the number of strik ers in the Paris district yesterday, when the Laundry Workers' Union declared a strike in Paris and the su burbs. Transit facilities, nowever, were improved over yesterday, and' a greater number of subway trains1 were running-. Subway stations are still guarded by soldiers. M. Colliard, Minister of l.abor, has summoned tf> Paris the directors cf the mines in the Pas de Caliais and delegates of the miners for a joint, meeting. BULGAR TROOPS MARCH ON SERBIA Copenhagen, June 6.?Part of the Bulgarian army has been mobilized and is marching on Serbia, accord ing to a dispatch put out by the Bal kan Telegraph Agency here. Mary Pickford in "Daddy Lonjr Legs" tonight at the Richmond Theatre. DIED MARY F. NTCKENS?Departed this life 'Wednesday, June 4; 1910, at her home 522 Gibbon Street. Alex andria, Va. Funeral Sunday 3.30 p. m. from Roberts Chapel M. E. j Church. ' 135-2p.