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' Oldest Daily Newspaper in "the
United State9 and) Best Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Virginia.
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; For ? this soction?Fair
and probably ? tqjhojrrow
| change in temperature.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 146.
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Four Horses Perish.?Fire
Occurred Early This
Stable Owned by Stuart J. Simpson.
?Two Small Frame Houses Also
Damaged by Fire.
Fire alt 12:20 o'clock last night
testroyed a frame stable 54 by 70- be
onging to Sbuant J. Simpson loca
ed on the lot at the northeast cor- j
ler of Alfred and Wilkes streeits
nd four horses perished and two
urtomobiles were desti*oyed and con
iderlable; Stock in the stable! also
rent up in the flames. The origin'
f the fire has Aot been determined.
Jin' addition two small frame
ousela 811 and 809 Wilkes street,
coupied by iJdfward Jones an<^ J.
(undetl, both colored, were badly
amage. The occupants ? of two other
ouises directly east of these houses,
Iso occupied by colored families,
loved their effedts to places of
ifety. Occupants of the two dam
ged houses removed their effects,
efore the fire got into them.
Two of the horses that perished'
?ene the property of Mr. Simpson
nd one belonged to Charles Gr'ay
m and one; to Thomas Milton. One
le automobiles belonged to Jack
ugian and other to Mr. Si mips on.
Mr. Simpson estimates that the
ibail loss will be about $4500. His,
tss is partially covered by insur
1 The Maze was a spectacular one
nd ilhiminated the western heav
I In about an hour the fire depart
r subdued the blaze.
8 fire attracit&l several thous
persoms, many of whom had
tared' for the nighit but upon seeing
(? bfeze hurriedily dressed and went
tihe fire.
ill Honor Mothers?Prominent,
Speakers on Program?Musical
; " to be Given
JVo prominent ,?psakers , are
iedul'ed .to. give addresses tonight
itlhe reception which will be given:
t 8- o'clock .tonight ' in :the W<fr;
mfp Comimamity Hall in honor of
i mothere Whose sons served the
[{His. ^ (Erf.>ad(d3'taon to the speaking!
rnus/Lteal program will be given
Hie." speakers are Mrs. Kate Wal
Barrett, who needs n<o' introduc
m to an Alexandria audience. Mrs.
rretfis the one of of the foremost
men Speakers in 4 America today.
Ilhe other speaker .on the program/
Mrs. Susie R. Rhodes of Washing
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rhe mothers of every man who
."ved are ihfyited to this reception,
e committee in charge of the pro
am of arrangements expressed the
pe that mothers whose sons served
ring the war will attend.
ill Christen Vanada Saturday Af-1
r ternoon.
The VririgSnia Shipbuilding Corpora
te wil'l at 2 o'clock Saturday after
bn launch the Steamship Vanada.
rs. H. F. Morse will be the sponsor
wnediatefty following the lau neb
s' a luncheon will be served in the
mmissary department of the com
!ny*s plant
As heretofore stated in t)he Gazette
ie ytardls will be thrown open to the
iblic. All citizens are invited to
rcend. It is expected that a b'g
jowid will be on hand to see tl.e
an&da take her mlaiden pllunge into
ie river. All are urged to decorate
honor of the event.
St. Louis, June 19.?Approximate
r 8000,000- galons of whisky will be
uip in St. Louis July 1, when the
fctaonat prohibition law becomes ef
ive, as a resulit of the announce
t of railroads that alcoholic bev
ages would. not be transported
er that date, distillers announced
y. One "distiller said he expect
to have 100,0000 gallons of un
Mvered whiskey on the first of
Arrest of Man at Fire Last Night
Causes Excitement
(Among the cases before the Po
lice Court thriis morning "was that of
Mi. R. Marshall, who was charged
with disorderly conduct white the
fire was raging last night. Officer
Raymond Smith testified that he
was cafled upon by the engineer of
one of *t)he engines to take the man
away, as he was annoying him. When
the officer directed the alleged of
fender to move awav, the latter
brought on a colloquy which ended in
the officer arresting him. Officer
SnVirbh stated that the offender was
drunk and1 that he seized him by
the thrcatt, forcing him to use his
The prisoner, in his defense, de
nied that he was drnuk, but admit
ted thialt he had been drinking, and
declared he did not take hold of the
officer. He said he heard a thump
ing in the engine and dre\v near tt>
ascertain tihe cause, he being ac
quainted with machinery. A num
ber of witnesses were present in the
in the interest of the accused. He
was fined .$5.
Virginia Commission Will Ask Tri
bunal to Distribute Money
The Virginia Debt Commission is
about to call upon the courts of the
State to make arrangements for the
distribution of the $13,500,000 which
West Virginia has paid over to Vir
ginia as the former's part of the old
Virginia Sbate debt, and which be
longs in part to Virginia and in part'
to individual credfitors.
This action has been found neces
sary by the Virginia commission, that
fne courts might share with it the re
sponsibility for the proper distribu
tion of the assets. The? commission
might have proceeded upon its own
motion and authority to make set
tlement ;but preferred to have the
courts assist.
To this end a motion has been made
in the Virginia Circuit Court at Rich
mond calling upon the court to as
sume jurisdiction over the ?13,500,
000 now in the custody of the Debt
Commission, to appoint a master to
pass upon al/1 claims and to arrange
through the commission for the set
tlement of all proper claims.
West Virginia has paid over the en
tire amount of the judgment against
her. A total of 1.087,000 in cash has
been handed to. tihe debt, commission,
and the remainder, which is in bonds,
will be delivered ais soon as the securi
ties can ,be .printed, signed awl re
corded. The transaction has been con
cluded 50 far as the two States are
concerned, except the.mirfor detail of
delivering * the bonds and taking up
tihe noteis given in place of the bonds.
W&enuthe money finally was paid
over the deibt commission found itsel'f
confronted with a number of perplex
ing questions, the most important of
which was the distribution of the vasl
sum of money. There was no fixed
rule to guide the commission in the
miatter, and that body-finally turned
to the United States. Supreme Court
with a formal motion that this tri
bunal superintend the distribution.
But the Supreme Court declined, on
the grounkl that it had no jurisdic
tion. It contended that the lawsuit be
ween the two States haveing been ad
judicated and the litigation formally
closed, it was not the part of the
court to tell Virginia how she must
(Distribute the money which came to
her as a result of the judgment.
Meantime, none of the money in
possession of the debt commission
I wffll be paid out. In fact the commis
sion, it was learned today, is in much
douityt -as to the claims of the credi
tors. That body does not know, for
etxample how much of the moneyl
shoiild go to the State of Virginia it-i
self and hew much to the individual
On Wednesday. June 18, 1919, at
1:20 P. M., at the Alexandria Hos
pital, JAMES S. JEFFRIES, aged
forty-rtiwo years. Funeral Friday,
June 20, at 4 P. M., from his late
residence, 323 North Pitt street.
Relatives and friends invited to at
*-amrt 146-lp.
DIED?Thursday morning June 19;
'at ''Malvern,"" her home on Semi
nary HiH; Fairfax County, MRS.
wife of Ailbert H. Cleveland. Fun
eral services Saturday morning at
11 o'clock at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
[146-lp. i
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Retail Merchants' Associa
tion Hold Meeting in
1 Richmond
Alexandrians Honored in Selection of
Officers.?Urge "Bad Check" Law
and Endorse Extra Session.
Repeal of the so-called luxury tax
and constiuiction of a merchant -marine
fitting the present and future needs
of the nation were among the resolu
tion's adopted yesterday by the Retail
Merchants' Association of Virginia in
convention in Richmond.
Ca'lliing of the Assembly into spocial
session for the passage of measures
pertaiining to good roads in the State
was commended by the convention in
a resolution.
W. H. Schwa rzchi Id was re-elccted
president of the organization. J. H.
Kaufman, treasurer, an'd W. A. Clark,
Jr., both of Richmond were re-elected
and other officers named as follows:
R. E. Knigh't, of Alexandria, first
W. H. WfJfcox, Petersburg, second
vice president.
The following directors were chosen:
Leopold Ruben of Alexandria (also
vice president for the 8th Congres
sional district.)
Raphael Levy, Richmond; H. Carl
Poschen, Richmond; W. T. Ryan,
Richmond; Daviid Pender, Norfolk; M.
Umtetaditer, Norfolk; Mosby Ryland.
Lynchburg; Ediward Eigenbrun.
Change of date for the annual con
vention from June to February was
decided upon by the delegates, Alex
andria was elected as the next meet
ing place, the date for the convention
to be fixed by a committee name>l for
tha purpose.
One of the efforts of the asso
ciation wfll be devoted to the pass
age of a bad check law by the regu
lar Assembly next January.
Yesterday's session closed at 0
o'clock, the convention having been
confined to a sinlgle day.
Blsth Houses Vo\> to Sot Clocks Back
Last Sunday in October
The daylight savTng law was re
pealed by an overwhelming vote in
both houses of Congress yesterday.
In the Senate the vote on repeal
was 55 to 6, and <in the House it
was 233 to 122, five members vot
ing present.
The repeal, if approved by the
President, will become effective on
the last Sunday in October. At 2
o'clock in the morning of that day
the hands of the clocks in the
United States, which were moved
forward one hour in April, will be
set back.
Senator La Follc?te fathered the
repeal measure in the Senate, By
the vote of 46 to 2 he obtained per
mission to suspend the rules so as
to make the measure in order as a
rider to the Agricultural Appropria
tion bill. On final passage, Senators
Calder, Frelinghuysen, Newberry,
Page, Phipps and Robinson voted
against repeal.
In sponsoring the repeal amend
ment, Senator La Follette said that
the law had been passed as a part
of the war time legislation and that
it never had been voted upon by
the' people. He said that inasmuch
as the people of the country had
been given no opportunity to say
whether they were wilding to ac
cept the burdens which the measure
imposed it was desirable to have it
An important meeting of Troop No.
2 Boy Scouts of America will be held
at the Lyceum Hall, on Duke street
tnight at 7:00 o'clock. AH Scouts"
must be present. By order of
i R. L. CARNE. Scoutmaster.
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, Our In-Built Auto Tire Repairs,
outlast the casing Alexandria Auto
Supply, Work done when promised
Alexandria Auto Suppty Co., 104
Sooth Washington Street.
George W. Dearborn, son of the
late Captain George W. Dearborn,
of this city, died in Amherst, Va.,
lasit night. The deceased resided in
Alexandria up to the time of enter
ing manhood, when he became ag
ent at Amherst for the Southern
Raihvay Company, a position he
held for about half a century. In
point of service he was one of the
eldest agents .pf the road. Mr
Dearborn had many acquaintances in*
this city, to which he made periodic
cal visits.
James S. Jeffries, forty-two years
old, died yesterday afternoon at the
Alexandria Hospital following an op
eration for appendicitis. He was a
machinist and was employed at the
Southern Railway shops in this city.
He is survived by his wife. The body
was taken to his late residence, 323
North PitJt Street from whence the
funeral will take place at 4 o'clock:
tomorrow afternoon.
J. H. Pullen, Shipyard Em
ployee Seized With Cramps
Last Night
Happened on Maryland Side of River.
?Pullers Body Recovered by Po
lice Boat.
J. H. Pullen, nineteen years old.
who was employed at the plant of.
the Virginia Shipbuilding Corpora
tion, was drowned white bathing
on the opposite side of the r'vev
yesterday afternoon.
Pull en was with several compan
ions at the time.
He was seen to go down and not
come up ag,^ain.
His ctmipaniosn made futile efforts
to re over the body. It is learned
that he was seized w:th cramps.
The Alexandria polic? were noti
fied and the Washington harbor po
lice boat came to th" spot and r??
(.< vered the bodv shortly after If*
o'clock and it was brought here an.)
taken to Whe'atley's chaiiel.
The deceased roome'I at Oil South
Fairfax street, an*! nis home was 117
Prospect street, Baltimore.
VvTien the body was recovered it
H2s taken to f! o Alexandria Ho?
p?tal and the pulmotor was usee'
without effect, the body having besr
ir. the water no Ioi<.
Thirteen sons kilied on "the fiekl
of battle, (three discharged with
grave injuries, one woun:led four
different times, the father and one
daurlter summar'y shot by thi
Cfrrni-ns for proir,; to I.*lie to rele
V. ate the centenma. anniversary of
a relative, and another daughter kil
led by a German shell at Dunkirk is
the record of the family of M. Yan
hee, a French farmer of Re'min<rhe
near Yprcs.
M. Vanhee had children, 2
sons and 14 daughters, all of whom
were living when the war broke out.
One of his sons was valet to Pope
Pius X; he returned to FYance tc
ftg'hit and was wounded in each of
four different engagements. On? of
the sons lest both legs, another re
turned from the front blind and deaf
and another underwent the trepan
ning operation.
Sioux Falls, S. D-. June 19.?
Senator Thomas P. Gore, of Okla
homa, was injured late yesterday
afternoon when an automobile in
which 'he was rushing: from Mitchell
to Sioux Falls overturned, throw
ing the Seantor out onto the ground
His shulder was badly bruised but
'?he suffered no internal injuries.
The Oklahoma Senator was hast-'
ening ? to Sioux Falls, to catch a
train for Washington, when the ac
cident occurred. A front wheel of
the automobile caught in a rut over
balancing the ear. Senator Gore
plans to corrtinue^ to Washington: to
? morrow.
Reception Given Last Night
at Masonic Temple in
- Honor of Men
Addresses by Four Congressmen.?
Musical Program Given.?War
Camp Songs Sung by Audience.
The Masons of this city last night
were hosts to all men who served the
colors during the war The affair took
the form of a reception and during
the evening a musical program Was
given by local talent and the occasion
was enlivened with music furnished
by an orchestra.
The reception was attended by a
large gathering of men, many of
whom had seim service abroad.
S. W. Pitts chairman of the enter
taining committee, presided over the
The meeting was an open one and
it was not necessary to be a Mason
to attend.
Duping the course of the evening
addresses of a patriotic nature were
delivered by Representative C. E.
Randall, Wisconsin; J. G. M'onahan,
Wisconsin; Clement Brumbaugh, Ohio
and Andrew Jackson Montague of
lihose attending during the evening
siang camp sonigs and afterward re
freshments were served. The affair
was concluded about 11 o'clock.
This is the second reception given
during the past two weeks by the
Masonic fraternity of this city in
honor of the inert who served tihc
Revolt And Rfot Flai'e up at Weimar
?Insurgents Suppressed
Weintar, June 19.?Revolt and
riot flared up yesterday just as the
national assemlbly was settling down
to debate whether Germany's an
^swer to the revised peace treaty
shou'ld be "yes" or ."no."
The Spartacans, who had waited'
and carefully prepared for this,
Germany's ''darkest hour," to seize
the reins of government and sign
with tongue in check, made a des
perate coup and lost, (but not until
after a ibloody street battle.
Quiet and order are restored, but
fresh 'attacks are looked for.
A half hundred 'prisoners recent
ly released from military prisons,
where they had been confined for
Spartacan and Communist agitation,
marched on the castle at dawn, dis
armed the sentinels, and were about
to rush in to "arrest" the whole
ministry. (
Warned by premature shots, a
strong force of government troops
inside sprang .to arms and admin
istered a smashing reception to the
attackcrs, driving them into the
street, where the battle was fought
to a finish.
Several of 'the Spartacans were
captured and will be shot.
Indignation continues to sweep
the land, and if the present national
mood continues, the German people
will resign to invasion and receiver
ship rather than permit acceptance.
German finance appears to be for
acceptance. Its chief organ, the
Frankfurter Zeitung, says it is the
only thing Oermanv can do. It is
a question, however, how far the
financial interests can influence the
government, which stands virtually
as one man against signature.
Schneidemann and other officials
who have thus far expressed them
selves pointed out that the only
thing that holds the government
back from sending a prompt "no"
to Paris was the consideration of the
chaos that might befall Germany if
the peace is refused.
have on sale tomorrow and balance of
week; Boston mackcrel, large but
terfish, sea bass, bay mackerel, Jer
i sey trout, crab meat, dams and
some snapping turtles. City Market,
Stall No. 2, Phone 735. Open till 5
! P. M. 145-2p:
Advertise your wants in the Ga
zette Want Column
One Struck by Trolley Car: Other
Meets Death Under Truck
Philadelphia, Jrnle 19.?Two boys
were instantly kilted yesterday, one;
by a trolley car, the second afteii
being thrown beneath a heavy mo-,
tor truck. In each instance the
bodies of both were badly mangled.,
The tragedies occurred in the north-!
em section of the city. ,
Shovlty after nocn. while 10 year,
old Thomas Alineda was returning,
from school to his hme? at 281?,'
East Elkhard street, he was struck,
by a trolley car at Richmond and
EMchart streets, almost directly in,
front of his home.
Dragged beneath the front fender,
his body was swiftly drawn ur.der
the front wheels of the car. The
crew, with the aid of a jack, lifted
the wheels and thc-n placed the un
conscious .form of the boy in a pas
sing automobile.
'He was pronounced dead at the
Northeast Hospital.
The second fatality occurred when
a motor truck owned by Beiger
Brothers, of Sefcond and Arch Sts.;
ran down Samuel Hanlon, 9 years
eld, of Chew and Church lane. The
youth was playing upon a small bi
cycle in the street in front of his
home when struck by the machine.
He died while being taken to the
Ge'rmantown Hospital. Two men are
under arrest in connection with the
Affair Given Tuesday in Honor
Mrs. Anna N. Rogers
At her attractive cottage near
jViuVnt Vernon, M1"*' narvey Ilen
shaw errl^'t-" Tuesday afternoon
and evening the Senior Young Peo
ple's Missionary Society of the M.
E. Church South, in honor of Mrs.
Anna N. Rogers, honorary president
of the organizatin1, who left this city
Wednesday for Greenwich, N. Y., to
be gone several months. Teed bi ver
ages were served during the after
noon cn the spacious lawn, with it?
beautiful bed1? of pansies an'd nas
turticrms, and on the shady rambler
grown verarMa. Vases of spvinf
fiowers also adorned the porch from
which a white gravel path leads t'
an especially attractive bed, wit.l
tall red lilies forming the af ter
surrounded by several rows n
matched and graded geraniums, an
bordered by drawf scalet sage.
iSupper was served at the svnsc'
?hour in the dining room, where the
lonig table was set for twenty plate c
The large centerpiece was of whit*
bride roses, with streamers of old
blue ribbed forming festoons to Or
\vory candlesticks. Old blue candle
with shades to match and ivory tint
ed china with old blue decoration'
c.'.rnied out the color scheme. The
golden light of the smnset reflet tine
in'to the room created a most charm
ing effect.
Unrest Am<1ng Trdops Delaye ir
Satlfng for Homo Culminates
in Tragedy
London, -June If).?Unrest an:onp
Canadian soldiers in England, be
cause of continued postponement o'
homeward sailings, culminated
Tuesday night in an attack by -100
Canadians on the Epsom police sta
tion. Several policemen were wound
ed, one so seriously, that he died
this morning. The purpose of the
attack was to release a Canadian
soldier -who had been arrested.
To avoid further trouble the po
lice rdeased another Canadian
During the last few days there
has been trouble in the Canadian
camp at Whitley, where the sodiers
burned huts and did othor damag
according to report??.
There is much syjnipathv here for
the Canadians, who have rope'atodly
been given dates for homeward sail
ings, only to be told that further
postponement was necessary owing
to strikers or dockwrkers at Liver
pool and- other ponts, or to lack f
The unrest has not been confined
to the Canadians. There also have
been protests by Australians and
New Zealanders. Some Scottish
units, composed of veterans recently
held a demonstration against being
sent back to France while men who
had not seen active service remain
ed in England or were tiemobijized.
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Price and Cook will, have on sale
; tomorrow and balance of the week;
halibufc, sea bass, mackerel, butter
j fish, croakers, fresh haddock, Jersey
| trout, flo<uiiders. 146-lp.
Mrs. Harvey Wiliams is quite sick
at the Alexandria Hospital.
Miss Mae StonneH, is visiting Mrs.
B. B. Yates at Warrenton> Va.
The many little friends of Miss
Charlotte Inez Booth will regret to
hear that she is quite sick at the
Alexandria. Hospital.
Warren Zimmerman, was badly
burnt about the shoulders, while work
! ir.g at the fire, which destroyed the
staples of Stuart J. Simpson.
Mr. and Mrs. Haynes have received
word that therir son Raymond C. Hay- s.
nes has arrived safely from overseas
and is now at Camp Stuart, Va.
St. Mary's Dramatic Club iast night
presented a faitee comedy entitled
"The Jonaih" at the Lyceum Hall.
Funds are for the Cardinal Athletic
Club uwfform fund.
The regular weekly prayer meet
ing at the Ann Lee Memorial will
bo ehld tomorrow at 3 p. m. This is
an non-denominationa) meeting, and
all are invited to attend.
Tb' .sum of $547.41 was contribu
te' ay the employes of the Virginia
ohipbu'lding Corporation to tho
Wcflcome Home Commits.?. A man
jcrity of the employes at the yarla
gave something toward the celebra
George Weaver, charged with shoot
ing Daniel Lewis at the plant of the
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation on
the 5th instant, was declared guilty
by a jury in the Corporation Court
last night. He was sentenced to serve
sixty days in jail.
On account of the launching at the
?shipyard Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock the banks of this city will be
open from 5 until 6.0 o'clock tomor
row evening in order that the em
ployes at the yards may hava theirs
checks cashed. The banks, however,
will close at noon Saturday.
Mi's. Molfie Howard Cleveland, wife
of Albeit H. Cleveland died today at
her home on Seminary Hill. Her fun
'eral will be held at 11 o'clock Satur
day at Semi-nary Hill Ivy Hill ceme
tery. There will be no service at the
house. She is survived by a son, her
husband and son, Archie Cleveland.
Diplomas of graduation last night
were conferred on a class of ten at
the annual commencement exercises
of Mount Vernon avenue school, Del
Ray, Alexandria County. During the
evening an address was delivered by
Mr. Councillor of Washington. ^
musical and literary program was
given in connection with the exercises.
Boyd M. Smith, a native of Alex
andria, is on a visit to his old home.
He wias a member of thof late John
S. Mosby's ccynmand during the
war between the states. Some
memibers of Mosby's command favor
Freder icksfbuarg as the plaetf for
the nexit reunion. Others are anx
ius to have the reunion at Fairfax"
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Mr. Allen Y. Cogan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cogan, thus
city and Miss Margaret Dahlke of
Buffalo, N. Y., which occurred June
If?, in Norfolk. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. S. A. Donahoe, of
the Cnumberland Street M. E. Church
The bridegroom only recently return
ed from overseas where he served
with the University of Virginia Base
Hospital Unit.
have on sale tomorrow and balance
of week; Jersey trout, Jersey but
terfish, rock, sea bass, catfish, carp,
steak halibut, steiak codfish, white
perch, fresh mackerel, crab meat,
clams, and green snapping turtles.
Chas. H. Zimmerman, Proprietor.
Phone 198. 145-2p.
At Norfolk, Virginia, June 16, Al
k-n. Y. Cogan, this city and MargareJ
A. Dahlke, of Buffalo, N. Y-, by the _
Rev. S.' A. Donahoe of Cumbrian*! '
Streert: M. E. Church. 246-lp.

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