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1 Oldest Dairy Newspaper in the United States and Best Advertis- j ing Medium in Northern Virginia.! vssj^uoq jo ^Jiuqri ~1 For this secticn?Fair tcnight; j warmPT central pojrtiefri; Sunday Wr- ? . ap VOL. CXXXV?No. 142. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1919. PRICE ONE CENT. PAGEANT STAGED i; LAST EVENING Participants , Receive En comiums For Its Splendid 1 Success 3000 PERSONS PRESENT Teachers Greatly Assisted in Drilling Children. ?Twelve Numbers Pulled Off Without a Hitch. ?Between 2-r>00 and 3000 parents j and friends of our public school chil- j dren journeyed out to flie High j School grounds yesterday afternoon j to witness the annual^ school pap- | eant, which was scheduled to take piace in the latter part of May. but, owing to tha unsettled conditio'n of the weather, it was decided to post pone it to a later date. The crowd w&s large and enthusiastic, and the children as they always do, make a splendid showing. The weather was ideal for the occasion, neither too hort nor too cold; and to say they en joyed it, especially the younger ones. is to put it mildily. They seemed to be in the height of their glory when garribo-ling over the broad high school campus, which can be made one of the most beautiful athletic fieldb in> thJis section, if not in tho entire State, the necessity and up keep of which should be felt by every public spirited citizen. Our chiTdfi'en need a playground and they1 need it bad'ly, not only when the schools are in session, buit during their vacation, and this is the ideal center for recreation grounds. One coiild not help being impres sed, when he ?a.w 1600 youngsters, of the West End, Lee, and Wash ng fen Schools march into the grornds in. charge of their respective tench ers. arid (take the places reserved, for "them. It seemed tWnt each litblo. toy and girl fcflfc that it w&s show day, and they were the whole ?-vow. and it was up to t'hem to m'ake -rood and they did it to the satisfaction, cf those wlvo had the gocd fortifne to be present; 'The twelve numbers went off with out a hitch. To make special men tion of any pantiXitla^ one would bo ve^y uTuflair. Suffice it to s1av that'j every numfber wias well renderedi 1 and showed careful training. The Flag Prill, by about forty Wttle boyj of Washington School, trained by Miss Douglas and Miss Burkett, was wejll rendered and beautiful. ( The1 patriotic air of thes<* little fellows' seemed to please the audience, im' mens'eOy. The CTap Dance by sixteen 1'ttlc giiflii of Lee School, under thr di rection of Mrs. Mantin. showed that these little ones know how to keep! time with the music and do justi what it said. ? The Allied DriVl by the children of West End School was well received especially the fancy dancing of 'little Misses Powers, Duffey. Rolph, Swan. Ballenger, Marshall, Wat kins and Ce'ril Jackson. Mists Summers, Miss .Tohns'on and. Miss Ale are to 'be congratulated upon the success of this number. Next came the Ttaisy Chain by atovit twenty girls of the 4th and jytih grades _of the Lee School, all dressed in pure white with a rope made of the wild daisy went through a beaontifuH drill without a mistake. Miss Hammerly and Miss Mcn dtn'bali <are responsible for the gpler.did training of these youung g<irls. We rciusit not forget the sturdy lacs of Washington 'School. our fu- , * ture soldiers and sailors, who tfnder ^ t*h<f direction of Mr. Ryan, added very much to success of the pageant by giving a beautiful exhibition of army calisthenics. The Oild Virginia Reel considered a Ittitile out of date/ bv our modem (lances, but nevertheless always en joyable when well rendered, was par ticipated in by 24 ?irls who showed come of t'bel older folks 'how this old timer should be danced. Mrs. Mar tin ?nd Miss Mendenshall caught t'he crowd with this number! The Health Play, one of the fea tures of the entertainment was rendered ;n excellent style under the direction of Miss Grigg. jThe Heiaitih Song led bv Master Talbott Haslett' showed that our children ci.z sing when properly directed. WELCOME HOME PROGRAM FOR WEEK Saturday, June 14th: : MasonJic njight at. Masonic Temple at 8 p .m. WELCOME HOME PROGRAM FOR WEEK For Colored Soldiers Saturday, June 14. Dance for Men in Uniform at the Colored Soldiers Club at 8.15 p. m. All colored returned soldier? of this city are requested to meet at the soldiers' Club at 5 o'clock Tuesday for the parade. The presentation of Knighthood Pins by Miss ivlary Monroe, school nurse, was1 the concluding number, but no means the least. The queen cf the day Was Miss Maria Heiimcn. wo with her maids of honor, presided over the exer cises of the (ley wjth grace and dig nity. The crowding of the queen cne of the attractions of the occa sion took place at the beginning f the exercises. OPPOSE PROHIBITION LAW Physicians in Conventijcta Advccate Retention of Light Wines And Beer 1Atlantic Cfty, N. J-.. June 14.? Foil owning the lead of the American Federation of Labcr asking the re tention of beer and light wines, many prominent physicians attend ing the annual convention of the American Medical Association v. ent on record in favor of the lightei beverages. v The keynote was struck by Or. Lambert O't-t of Philadelphia, before t?he section - on pharmacology and therapeutics, who charaotorized his1 paper as "Forty Years' Observation Amc-ng Beer, Wine and Whisky Drinkers," "Whisky," said Dr. Ott. should be. relegated to the sickroom, bu beer and light wimos s'hould be per mitted for beverages purposes, as they are a necessity under modern conditions cf life and do no haim. Beer (h'lnkcrs are a healthy lot, they are gocd natured and have rQump children. while babies of whiiky drinkers are shriveled and 1'ook old." ? ?' Dr. J. Splois Cohen, of Philadel phia. indorsed". Dr. Ott's news, char acterizing .the prohibition movement as "an unreasoning wave of hysteria, unsound -in principle and dangerous in practice." He" assented that the American,.-pC/ple, if deprived of the use of wine and beer, woifld turn to the use of alcohol contained in pa tent medicines and would therefore be t a kin?: drugs yf various kinds in addition to alcrhol. The views of Dr. Ott also were supported by Dr. Albert Rousell of Philadelphia, recently returned from Fiance. He called attention to the increasing use of narcct-'.c drugs as presenting a formidable menace to American institutions, and said the excessr.ve use of soda fountain drinks would cause more damage to the sffomiacb then would wine or beer. TRAIN KILLS FOUR IN AUTO Engineer Saw it Flash Before Him as Crossing Was Reached Me Jeer, Pa.. June 14.?Four per sons were kiled instantly and one was seriously injured Wednesday af ternoon when an inspection train on the Pennsylvania Railroad struck an auftcmobile at Jackson's crossing, 7 miilcs from this place. The enly parser, who witnessed t'he accident was the engineer of ifhe tiVin. who said he raw the car flash before the engine just as the crossing was rctachedi. The accident was due to the grade of the road at the point where it crosses the tracks and to the fact that the approach fcr both automo bles and tun ins is blocked fiiom view by hi'avy wooded hills. ANTI-SEMITIC RIOTS Vienna. June 14.?Amti-Semistic riots have broken out at Cracow. Several hundred civilians and twenty soldiers were seriously wounded before the military re stored order after a wholesale plun dering of Jewish shops. Council-Manager Plan of City Government To Be Determined - 277 S I G N PETITION Voters Will Decide Whether or Not They Want New Form of City Gov ernment. A special election for the purpose of deciding whether or not the citi zens of Alexandria desire to change the present form of city government to .he council manager plan will bp held July 22. The proposed chr.nge j j provides for a business manager and J the election of five councilmen, the j counciimen to serve without compen sation. An order for the election was is sued this afternoon by Judge S. C. Brent in the circuit court for this dtv in vacation upon .he presenta tion of a petition signed by more than tor. per cent of the qualified voters of the city. The total number of signatures to the petition is 277 and the total num ber of qualified voters in the city of Alexandria is 1,P>48. Of the last named number 1,626 are duly qualified by payment of the required capitation tax and the remainder 22 are ex-sol diers. By wards the number of signers to the petition asking: the court to call a special election to decide this ques tion is as follows: First, 56; Second, 30; third 118 and fourth, 04. The movement for a change in th.3 present form of Government to 'hat of the council manager plan was launched several months ago. In an order entered by the court eallincr for the election it is rr.viied ;hat "On the fourteenth day of Jure. 1919, in vacation, came the petition ers and presented petitions, prepare! and executed in due form of law. of electors of the city of Alexar. iria. equal in number to at least ten per cent of those qualified to vote at the last preceding general election, at which a mayor or council was elected, end specifying in said petitions the particular form of government per mitted under the act of the General Assembly approved March 20, 1010, as amended, and which form they wish to adopt, including the nvivber of councilman, namely five, to be chcted at large and to serve without | compensation, and asking that an election be held July 22, 1910, as provided in said act, and said peti tions being in all respect in confor mity with the provisions and require ments of said act, it is, therefor?, or- J dered th'at E. E. Down ham, Richard E. ' Sweeney and T. Alton Moore, or their successors in office comprising the electorial board ef the city of Alex andria, Virginia, be and they are hereby directed to take such steps and prepare such means as may be neces sary to submit to the qualified voters of the city of Alexandria, Va. at an election which said electorial board is hereby directed to hold on the 22nd day of July, 1919, for determination o-f the question of whether an pro posed change in the form of city gov ernment of the city of Alexandria shall be adopted or not.' -URGES AGAINST STRIKE Secretary rf Labcr Wilson Addresses the FeUeratiion of Labor Alt>'nrtic. City. June 14.?Secretary of Labcr Wilson, addressing the Convention the American Fede ration of Labor yesterday, counseled organized labor not to participate in the proposed national strike for the liberation of Thomas Mocney, con victed of cmplicity in the San Fran cisco bomih plot He said the Gov ernment was investigating the evi dence <n the case in connection with tihe movement for a new trial for Mooney. and that workingmen could ntt properly constitute themselves a jury to try him. THE BELVOIR Management G, B. Ashby, foimerly of Raleigh Hotel Washington, D. C. SUPPER DANCES Every evening 9 to 12 p. m., tables reserved. .Phone. 169. . takes another bride ? i Mexico City, Junf 14. -Picincisco Villa, the bandit leader, has been m'arried again, according: to a story told by a traveler to the newspaper Excelsior, of this citv. The travelei claims to have been present at the. ceremony, which he says, was per formed at VaMe de Afflende, near Panal, Chihuahua. Vilfta is said to have appeared sud denly one day in the village and or dered all the inhabitants out for a fiesta. The marriage, 'according to the traveler, was performed by a former iudge, with two* of the vil lagers as witnesses. Afterward there was a feast and a dance, at which Vila introduced his bride, a girl of 20. and delivered a speech. Mis. .Tuanita Torres Vila, who lived for a time(in Los Angeles, has claim ed to be 'the only lawful wife of Lawrence Villa. The Sum of $44,500 Appro-! priated For School Building HEALTH ORDINANCE j Aldermen Act Favorably on Ordinance j Providing For Lp"lo-Date Health Department. City Council last night adopted tho annual license law at a special meeting. The law was adopted as amended by the board of aldermen, i The sum of $44,500 was appropri- j ated for the cfciection of a public j school building for boys and girls | which will be constructed in the \ northwestern rJait of the city. Permission w*as ""ranted A. T. i Peake to erect gaso-lrne service stti- | tion on the south side of Prince be- j tween Fairfax and Lee streets. Prtcticn of S. H. Lent for title ; to a certain lot in George Washing- ? iivtcn Park wns deferred. Resolution tf Councilman Lav.lei to sell certain property in first ward on which several hundred dol lars of taxes are owing was referred to finance committee. Petition to M'J's. Mary V. Beach to erect l-ungalow at "H? North Al fred street, was referred to street committee. Petition of C. Acres to erect addi tion to house (V24 South Fairfa: street was referred. Resolution requesting the city au ditor to have printed 500 copies o; the license law for 1019 and 1020 of fered by Councilman Baggett, wa: adopted. Resolution approving the action o4 the finance committee m accepting bids of First National Bank for pu? chase of $100,000 cf school and n-.ibli. improvement bonds at $101.47 fo: each $100 bonds was adopted The board of aldcrtnen adopted th< new city health laws passed by corn men council at its last meeting which provide for a full time health officer deputy health officer, t>actoriolosrist nurse and clerk in health office It i. estimated that the health department i with office expenses, will cost appro j ximately $10,000 a year This become' operative July 1. I ^ Reception Tendered Soldiers Last Evening at Ly ceum Hali AFFAIR ENDS TONIGHT Masons to Welcome Soldiers at Ma" sonic TempIeTonight.?All Invited To Attend. Fitzgerald Council. No. 459, Knights of Columbus, last night were hosts to the soldiers, sailors and manr.es. the occasion being the celebration of K ?.f C. night under tin- auspice of ^h.- Welcome Home Committee. A large number of uniform! men attended the celebration. During the cveninit there was a musical nrojfram which was part.c patcd in fcy local and Washington taler.t. ? q*j? Rev L'ouiis Srnet. pastor, of bt. Mary's Church, delivered an ad Afterward there was dancing a-nd' refreshments were served by a com m'itterof women. The festivities will come to an end tonight witfh celebration b> the Masonic fraternity. This wiL be known as /Masonic night. Hi ?.;ii he given in the^Masonic Temple, and all sold iere sailors and marines regard lc?; of whether or net they are numbers of the fraternity arc cord iaWv invited to attend, and also their relatives. A special program has been prepared after v.hich r freshmcnts wi11 be servec The carnival company which h. been exhibiting here dur-.njr the week in connection with the- cek--na tion will close at midnight thss op, - in? the week's festivities. ^ All have enjoyed the festivi.ic during the week. SAVES S100.000 WITH BILLET. i\cw York. June 14.-The alert of an "elderly bank messenger Whc pursued * hold-up men down the stairway, of ar. uptown Manl-.it tan Elevated statien and felled o it of them with a revolver sh.tj? tratod a daring attempt i?cbbery bore yesteiday. ? her who was s'h'ot was fleeing w ?i bag said to have contained Si ? ,l.- k i-iVcn F'avid z: ' * ?tH shootW; and Henry BoS<ta>. cm i ? rf iVie Colonial n? "K, !S^he fund- to the Fedc ralr>1!?? ton saturated . ? ? ^ W, face. vvaitc R>ar How. with a blew from a WacKjacK. over. a* the thups ran toward the t,cet Ryan followed them and fired four shcts at the .roup The mnn Ihc has collapsed, rvleasms h,> wiitnc ^ v-ip companions hold on it and him to an automobile, were caning him to an a Ryan retrieved the va^ks. The.' licl'lup occurred at fc .r .\lreet nad Columbus avenue .ml L rcrtcrs, "f whom the pol.ee tevo ^thtc'fenso p??te had been re moved. ATTENTION! To the boys in khaki. All soldiers, sailors and marines, who saw ser vice at home or abroad are cordially invited to the Masonic Welcome at the Masonic Temple, Saturday, night June 14th at 8 p. m. This will be an open meeting to all soldiers, sailors and marines who are not Masons as well as to those who are Masons. All other members of the fraternity are invited to be present to welcome our heroes. A few speeches, a lot of music,plenty of refresh ments. Under the auspices of Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 A. F. and A. M. n c. PAGE WALLER, Jr. Secretary. FLAG DAY EXERCISES Elks Will Hold Services at 2.30 P. M., Tomorrow Alexandria Lodge. No. 758, Benevo lent a nil Protective Order of Elks will hold flag day exercises at 2.30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the auditorium of the War Camp Community Service Club. Tiie program which will be given follows: Music, "Star-Spangled Banner", orchestra; introductory exercises, Ex alted Ruler and Officers; prayer, by the .chaplain, Rev. Edgar Carpenter: flag record, Rev. Dr. E. V. Regester; violin solo, Alvin H. Friedlander; al tar service, Esquire and Officers; song "Auld Lang Syne", Officers, member audience; Elks' tribute to the flag. Thas. .A. Fisher; music "My Mary land", Orchestra; song "America", by all present. The committee in charge is compos ed of the following: Thomas A. Fisher chairman; Her man Fri&dlander and W. H. P. Kelly CHURCH SERVICES St. Mary's Cat'holic Church, Rev. Lcuis Smet, pastor, order of si rvf ccs: Masses 7, 9 and 11 o'clock, and evening services, 7:30 p. m. Stt. Mary's Dramatic Club wiH present "The Jonah" a farce comedy, next Wednesday night at the Ly ceum. Hall for the benefit of the Car dinal Baseball Club. At the First Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackson, pastor, regular preaching services tomorrow at 11 a. m., and 8 p. m. Sunday School, 9:30 a. m. B. Y. P. U. 7 p. m. St. Paul's P. E. Church. Rev. P. P. Phillips, rector, order of service? tomorrow follows: Sunday School 9:30; Men's Bible Class, 9:45; morn ing service 11, and evening sevvico 7:30 p. m. At Imnianuel Lutheran Churcl. services tomorrow at 11 o'clotk in tch morning with a sermon by the pastor on tine tonic. "Baptism." Sun day School and Bible Class at 9:3* a. m The services at Trinity Meth nlis Church tomorrow will he as fc! lows: 0:45 a. m., adult's Bible Has and Sunday Scfacol; 11 a. m.. and p. 11:., preaching by the pastor, Ri\ A. E. Speilnvan. First Quarter!; Conference S p. n... Monday. At the Free Methodist Church ser vices will all be held at the tent ecr ner cf Washington- and Orcncct streets, tomorrow. Sunday Schoo* 10 a. m., and preaching 11 a. m.. fol lowed bv class meeting. Preaching | at 2:-'i0 ar.d S p. m. AH'are invited j to attend. 1,. II. Kclley. pastor. Rev. Dr. E. V. Regester, the pas tor, will prcach at both services to morrow at the M E Church, S ul> west side South Washington St. near King Street. Services at 11 a. m. and S p. m. Come to t?ic TIenr;. K. Field Bible Class, in younsjr People's Building, at 0.4") A. M. The pr.sto: teachers the class. Kev. Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, wil' have as his morning subject tomor - row, "The Axe of God's Y-'orri Against the Tree of Modernni m." evening's meeting a missionary ser vice in charge of the Sunday School. The offering for Corea Missions Sunday School 0::;o a. m.. and Chris tian Endeavor 7:15 p. nt. At the Methodist Protestant Ch ireh. j tomorrow order of services follows:, i Sunday School, 0:o0 a. m.; prtach ; ir.g by the pasta*, Rev. G. H. Hill, 11 a. m., subject, "They Ail Do i; o ' ! the Sinful Act of Imitation." Ch ist i ian Endeavor. 7:15 and preaching at | 8 p. m. Rev. L. F. Wainer, p-.esi dcr.it of the conference, will preach | at night. Every one welcome to al' j services. IN MEM.ORIAM i Dear is the grave in which he is laid I Sweet is the memory which shall never.fade ? Heart of my life is buried deep Under the sod where my dear father sleeps. The less was bitter the pain severe j To part with one I loved so clear ; The trial was hard I will not complain j But trust in God to mce: again. By his Son. John T. Pu>berts. "John T. Roberts. ,died February 14, 1019. By his son. Miss Fanny Dixon has sold to Miss Mary Ellen Fearson house and lot 212 Prince street. Master Herbert Sublctt is spend ing the summer with his grandpar ents. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Brown, at Ship man, Va. Among the graduates frr.m Junior H'igh School, of Bridge-tor.. N. J., on Thursday evening, was A. Gib-son Shirley, formerly of this city. Sergt. Joseph L. Smith has arrived safely from overseas and has arrived at Camp Stuart. He experts to re turn to his h^me 1226 Prince street this city shortly. Patrick F. Gorman, sr., has sold to | Stuart J. Simpson three, three-story concrete block houses on the east side of Columbus street between Duke and Wolfe streets. TJie Allison W. C. T. U. will hold their regular meeting, with Mrs. James H. Mansfield, 108 North Pitt Street, Monday evening at 7.45. All members are urged to present. Mr James R. Mansfield, past presi dent and founder of the State Secre taries Association of the U. S., left t-juay for Milwaukee, Wis., to attend a meeting of that body and also the National Council. The Cardinal Athletic Club base r!l team will play an all star nine composed of the best players of ser vice men from Camp HnmDhreys, on the High School diamond, Sun day. June 15, at 3 p. m. Mrs. Roger Adams has returned to her heme in Rcsemont after at tending the graduating exercises at the State Normal School, Harrison burg, Virginia, where her daughter, Mis? Louise Adams graduated on June 10th. S II., Lune, auctioneer sold at pub 'ic auction three houses nnrt lots on the east side of Fayette between Prince ami Duke streets an<J also fivo houses and lots on the south side of lefferson between "Washington and Columbus streets. The property was purchased by Win. Desmond for M. S. Fairfax. GIVES ESTATE TO COLLEGE Virginian Donates Ho^.el Property to Hampden-Sidney Harrinsonburg, Va.. June 14.?An nouncement is made by the Rev. Dr. B. F. Wilson that Harrisonburg and Rockingham county will netft year have one of the greatest educational institutions in the State, this being made possible by the donation by James R. Lupton. of this ci'tv, of the Massanett Springs property to the Hampden-Sidney College, near Fartn ville. The property is donated with out any restrictions as to its use, the on>!y provision being tfhat the trus tees pay Mr. Lupton the interest on one half of the value of the property during his life time. The property, about four miles eas-t of Harrisonburg.' consists of 45 acres of land and a hotel building with 100 rooms. The school will be ccnduc/tcd along military lines and will be maintained and operated by the trustees of Hamrpden-Sidney as a high rfass preparatory school, or a sort 'of "feeder" for the Hamipden flidncy College. 200 DIE IN WRECK Carranza Trccpfc on Way to Defend Juarez Meet Disaster V Laredo, Texas, June 14.?Bc-tween , 150 and 200 Carranza soldiers were killed Wednesday near Aguascali | Ontes. Mexico, when a troop train carrying reinforcements to the Car ! ranza garrison at Juarez, from | Mexico City via Chicuahua, was j wrecked, according to the Monterey ! newspaper, E> Porvenir, reaching j Here today. ; It is not known whether bandits i were responsible for the wreck. ; Scores of soldiers were severely injured, fche newspaper said. _j It is a real pleasure to find your, tire work ready when promised. Vul | canizing done right, right now. Alex I andria Auto Supply Co.