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Oldest Daily Newspaperj_iit the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Viifginia.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 149.
For this section?Partly cloudy
! tcnight and tomorrow; rising
, JUNE 23, 1919.
Cigarette Stump Believed tc
\Have Caused Blaze
Last Night
Firemen Save Big Frame Structure
From Destruction?.Crowd of 5,000
Spectators Attracted by Blaze.
The abandoned ferry slip of the old
Washington-Alexandria Ferry at the
foot of King street, was partially de
stroyed by fire shortly after 7 o'clock
last right.
The fire started in the- east end of
the structure and before the biaze
was subdued damage estimated at
$2,500 ,was done.
When the firemen arrived on the
scent- dense black clouds of smoke
were issuing from the building, a Ions:
one ? tory frame affair. So den'se was
the smoke that it kept the throng of
sightseers at bay. Approximately 5,
000 persons were attracted to the
fire, among whom were many persons
enroute to church.
Thf origin of the fire has not beer,
determined although . it is supposed
that someone entered the place and
dropped a lighted cigarette stump.
The building is owned by the Nor
folk and Washington Steanvboat Com
pany and the loss is said to he cov
ered by insurance.
The firemen worked an hour be
fore completely subdueintg the fire.
Fcrtunately ther was no wind blow
ing at the time, otherwise the fire
meji would have experienced difficul
ty in keeping the fire confined to the
ferry slip.
?Directly adjoining on the west side
of the place is the wholesale hou?? of
H. Kirk and Son. At no time, how
ever, did the fire menace this build
Department of Agriculture Would
Boost Healthful Drink
Washington, June. 23.?The Depart
ment of Agriculture has designated
July 1 National Buttermilk Day., Ac
cording to an announcement yester
day. The . department thinks butter
milk 'is one-of the best drinks in the
world?nutritious, palatable and fuM
of zest and vim. The man who drinks
buttermilk, says the department's
statement, is doing a good turn for
hinrsetf.That is one of the purposes
in proclaiming National Buttermilk
To insure an ample supply of but
termilk, both for the homes and for
hotels on July 1, the department of
Agriculture requests creameries, milk
plants and- other dairy establishments
to co-operate in plans to popularize
the dtrink, and at the same time en
courage .production and development
of the practice.
House Committee Rejects President
ial Repeal Proposal
Washington1, D. C., June-2.?A pro
posed amendment bo the pending: pro
?hibition enforcement bill, giving the
President authority to repeal the
war-time prohibition act, insofar as
it affects the sale of light wines and
beer, was defeated Saturday by the
House Judiciary Committee, 12 to 5.
Provisions in the bill defining
"bootlegging" were stricken from th?
bill by the committee.
Berne, June 23.?Word has been
?received here from Hungary that a
general strike has broken out in
Szeged and disorder reigns in the
town. The chief workers were ar
rested, but this only tended to enlarge
The police side with the workers
and all efforts of the French and
White guards to restore order have
failed. ... -
Open evenings and Sundays, Alex
andra Auto Supply, rlG4 South
Washington street. 149-tf.
Samuel Lindland, twenty-eight
years old, a carpenter ,died suddenly
Saturday night at the Alexandria
Hotel, Wolfe and Pitt streets. The de
ceased was a member of District
Council of New York city United Car
penters and Joiners of America.
His funeral took place this after
noon from Demaine's mortuary chap
el and services were conducted by
Rev. Dr. E. V. Regester, pa>stor of
the M.'E Church South.
State, War and Navy Team Wouldn't
Tackle Cardinal?Fans Disappointed
The State, War and Navy Depart
ment baseball! team, scheduled to
play the Cardinals yesterday after
noon failed to arrive although the
Cardinal warriors were on the field
ready for the fray.
Assistant Manager Owen Evans ar
ranged for the game in pood faith
and the Cardinals regret that the
targe crowd was disappointed.
A practice game, however, was
staged between the Cardinals and a
nicked team and the Cardinals were
victorious by a score of 9 to 0.
London, June 23.?Lady Beecham.
.vife of Sir Thomas Beecham, direc
tor of Covent Garden operas, in the
Weekly Dispatch, says:
"Modern marriage is becomir><r
curiously like a contract to lea?? a
house. At the end of say three years,
when one of 'he contracting pari:?s
desires a change, the agreement ic
ended, ar.d the relationship between
land ? rd an l tenant ceases. The break
up of home ]'ft: by the war has also
played an Important part.
"Wlhen the present disturbance has
subsided, I believe woman will rea
lize that she cannot have freedom
without losing freedom for herself and
her children, and by this knowledge
she will reform her course."
Lady Betcham's remarks were oc
casioned by the recent surfeit of Lon
don divorces, more than 800 cases,
many in high life, being called in the
divorce I'ourt this session.
London, June 23.?The mutinous
conduct of troops at Sutton Camp.
Suit, y, which has been growing for
the pa?t ten. days, culminated yester
day :n the formation of a committee
by the men and their refusal to salute
or to obey - orders. Yesterday two
Iv.tta'l.ions of troops were sent to the
camp in light fighting trim and with
a machine gun.
The troops arrested 400 men among
the.n the rinlgleader, and dispatched
1800 other men to camps at Dover
and Canterbury. The main grievance
of the men was tha-t the were being
ordered to France
The Eiffel Tower has joined the
ranks of the demobilized?its mili
tary role being ended although its
wireless telegraphy station will be
maintained and indeed, strengthened
to bring it equal to the German
post at Nauen. It will again be ac
cessible to tourist visitors after
being unapproachable for over four
'During the war a dozen machine
guns were mounted on the highest
platforms as protection against air
attacks. On the first platform were
four-in<:h guns and searchlights, and
later a powerful siren to give
^timinjr against air raids.
Great Celebration of American Inde
pendence Day is Planned
Paris, June 23.?On the initiative
of the government., there will be
monster demonstrations in Paris
July 4 in hono.r of the anniversary
of the independence of the United
States. General John J. Pershing
will be rcecived by the municipality.
President Poincare will review a pa
rade of American troops in the
Place de la Concorde. ,
Special Merchants Lunch
12.00 to 2.30 p. m.
Popular Prices'
G. B. ASHBY, Manager
Miss Christina McA. Kem
per Bride of Mr. W. H.
F. Brooke
Bride is Daughter of E. H. Kemper,
Comptroller of Southern Railway ,
Company?Will Reside in Richmond. |
Miss Christina McArtiiur Kemper,
daughter cf Mr. Edward H. Kemper,
comptroller of the Southern Railway
System, with offices in Richmond,
and Mrs. E. H. Kemper, and Mr.
Wiliam H. T. Brooke, both formerly
cf this city, but now of Richmond,
were married at 4:30 o'clock Satur
day afternoon in Richmond at the
home of the bride's parents, 2812
Monument Avenues, Rev. Thomas
Semms, an Episcopal clergymen, of
Richmond, officiating.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father. She was attended by
her sisters, Misses Sarah and Char
lotte Kemper and the bridegroom
had for his best man. Scrgt, E. I..
Komiper, brother of the bride.
The parlors wcie prettily decora
ted for the affair which was at
tended by a numiber of intimate
relatives and friends of the bridal
couple fvcm this city. Richmond and
other points.
Immediately following the wedd
ing Mr. and Mrs. Brooke deported
for a northern bridal tour. After
July 1 they will be at home at 2812
Monument Avenue, Richmond.
The bridegroom formerly livid in
Alexandria. Only -ecently he re
turned from overseas being con
nected with the American Ambu
lance Corps while in France.
Both the bride and bridegroom
have a host of friends in this city
who extend to them best wishes.
Those from this city who attend
ed the wedding were Capt. and Mrs.
J. P. McLean, Major Stanley G.
Blan.ton, Mr. Robert F. Green. Mrs.
George Andcrton, Jr., Mrs. William
Uhlcr, Miss Sallie Kemper. Mrs. R.
E. Acton.
Newspaper Man Loses Life in Speed
injr to Scene of First Smash
Fatal to Four
Watertown. N. Y., June 23.? Five
persons were killed and seven seri
ously injured in two automobile ac
cidents, one cf which occurred late
Saturday night and one early yes
terday morning, on the Watertown
West Carthage road. 10 miles from
this city.
M rs. John Wood, 70 years ol 1, of
River Gate; Arthur Reese, 21. of
this city; Harold Irish, 10. and L~
ona Irish, 8, were killed outright
when an automobile heine: driver, by
Reese from the farm of Stuart L.
Irish, near Copenhagen, to this city,
went into a ditch and .overturned.
James A. Moore, a Watertown
newspaper man and sporting pro
motor. who went out yesterday
morning in an automobile to inves
tigate the first accidcnt, suffered fa
tal injuries when the car in which
he was riding overturned near the
scene cf the first wreck. He died
later in a hospital here.
Police Captain W. E. Edgehill and
James Cole, a restaurant proprietor,
both of Watertown. who accompan
ied More, were seriously injure I.
Pittsburgh June 23.?George M.
Staub. Sr., aged 4-r>. and his two
children. George, aged 7. and Agnes,
aged 4, were burned to death when
their home in St. Clair township,
near here, wan destroyed by fire
ca rly xgritrd a y.
jftflfl^prrie Staub. aged 39. a sis
ter o^^fc elder Staub. was burned
There will be a called communica
tion of Alexandria Washington Lodge
No. 22. A. F. and A. M., Tuesday.
June 24th, at 7 p. m. By order of W.
M. ' r !' : ' " .?
148-3c. Secretary
Anti-Salaon League Would Prohibit
Making of Such Beverages
Washington, D. C., June 23.?
Wayne B. Wheeler, gec-nral counsel
of the Anti-Sal<#bn League of Amer
ica. appearing Saturday before the
Senate Judiciary Committee consid
ering prohibition legislation, ur'gc-cl
enactment cf a law prohibiting the
manufacture and sale of near-beers
and all malt and distilled liquors, ir
respective of whether they contain
any trace of alcohol. He did, how
ever, he did r.ot favor any action
against ''legitimate'" soft drinks.
Mr. Wheeler also tinged the com
mittee to recommend legislation lim
iting the amount of alcohol in medi
cinal liquids and compounds, wheth
er medicated, proprietary or patent
ed, to one-half of 1 per cent.
Mr. Wheeler told the committee
one purpose of prohibition adveates
was to eliminate near beer saloons,
through which there would be the
possibility of evading the dry laws."
Copenhagen, June 23.?Spartacans
have made an unsuccessful attempt
to storm the prison and police stat
ion at Cassel. They fired all day uj
to midnight. Several person's were
killed or wounded'.
Martial law has been proclaimed al
Mannheim. Germany, June 23.?
Serious food riots have occurred nore
Tmops were called out to queil the
Uisturban'-es. Twenty persons have
been reriously injured and 200 ar
Champaign, 1 June 93 ? D -at.1:
wrote finis on '? c dime 'lovcl enrepr
of Otis P?nro#tP. son of -i
fswmer her". .A-rested for r'.e r>:?:r
der of Harold Shaw in April 101U
Penman was scntw'.-red 1 > 'ft impri
sonment. But a flaw broug.i a new
trial and a change of venue. Taker,
to Kankakee he escaped with three
companions 1 efore the s ? o.ui trla1
After a trip le Norway or. ? irnght
or. Penman c:une hack to America. TT<
en.'sted m ln3 army Memphis
Tcnn.. as ,fv"ate Joseph Barnes, o*'
Baltimore." "J'hi? War Depa.iment h.j
just anncunced the death of Private
Joseph Barnes at Camp I i.mphreys
from infiuenza. Photographs and i*.
formation th:it accompam the ar.
nounAvmor.t osed tlv ! ov's r.!c"J
ity here.
London. Juno 23.?Capt. Sir A1
cock tells this simple story of wha ?
happened to himself and Lieut. Si
A. Whitten Brown, at Windsor.:
'?We were introduced to the Print
of Wales, who shook hands and sa:
how delicrhted he was to think we ha
successfully flown across the Atlar.
tic. We then went into one of th'
drawing rooms and were presents
to the King. He shook hands ar
complimented us. Then we both knel"
on one knee and the Kin? touched u
on each shoulder with his sword an<:
conferred the Utiles on us.
"The Queen then came in and shoo'i
hands, after which the King talke:
with us for ten minutes, asking u
many questions about aviation."
White Farmer Shot to Death bj
Pcsse of Nine in Alabama
Bay Minette, Ala., June 2:>.?
Frank Foxall. a white farmer of
Silver Hall, was shot to death yes
terday while asleep in a cell of the
Baldwin County jail by a posse of
nine nun who gained cntrar.ce to
the jail by overpowering the sheriff
and securing the keys.
Foxall was awaiting trial on r.
charge of murdering Robert Bishop
en June 1.
There will be a cal'led communica
tion cf Andrew Jackston Lodge-No.
i-0 a. F. and" A; M. at -the " Ma-son h:
TeivfJle, Wednesday evening, June 25.
at 7.30 o'clbck to confeer the E. A
&\d M. M-. degree. All Master Mas
ons are cordSatly invited. By order o!
'.he Worshipful Master.
1 *9-3c J. E. Alexander, Secy
Ballot in National Assem
bly Aves 237, Noes
Protest Against Responsibility l or
War and Against Giving L p Gor
man Citizens I'or I rial.
Zurich, June 23.?A dispatch from
Weimar today reported that Chancel
lor Bauer had promoted Dr. Haniel
von Haimhausen from secretary to
president of the German peace dele
gation, giving him full power to com
plete negotiations and sign the treaty
Von Haimhausen is in Versailles.
Paris, June 23.?The allies prompt
ly refused a request fcr a 48-houi
extension of the time limit for ac
ceptance for the peace treaty, leech
ed from the Germans this morning.
(The seven-day time limit expires'
at 7 o'clock this evening?2 p. m..
New York time.)
Previously the allies had rccoi\ cd
a note from Gustav Adoiph Bauer,
the new German chancellor, saying
Germany would sign the trcat> be
cause she is forced to do so. but mak
ing certain reservations.
To this note the allies replied that
the time for discussion had passed nnd
that Germany must accept the terms
without qualification or reservation.
Weimar, June 23.-The German
National Assembly, by a vote of 237
to 138, yesterday decided to sign the
peace terms. The vote was taken at
5 o'clock in the afternoon.
The action of the assembly makes
it probable ' that the treaty will be
formally signed either today or to
morrow. It is now only a question o.f
the time it will take to transport the?
German delegates who will affix iheii
signatures to the pact.
The Bauer government is sending
a note to the allies declaring that
Germany accepts the treaty ot peace
but protests against fixing the re
sponsibility for the war upon Ger
many .and also protests against giv
ing up German citizens for trial.
Ten minutes after voting for ac
ceptance of the peace terms. th<
National Assembly voted its con
fidence in the cabinet, the vote 1>?
ir.g: Yes 23B; no SO; noneommital. 08
. One hundred and twenty delega-"
were absent.
The new ministry is expected tc
send a new peace delegation to Ver
sailles atonce to sign the pact.
The head of this delegation will lie
! Dr. Hermann Mueller, the majority
socialist leader, who is foreign min
ister in the new government. Count
von Beinstorff, who had been slated
for this post, was found to hold mud'
the same views as his cousin. Count
von Brockdorff- Rantzau. Besides, i'
was deemed unwise to send him tr
Versailles in view of the antagonism
against him in American and aHiec
i peace quarters.
I The democrats were refused repro
I sen tat ion in the new government
' which is composed, therefore, only
of socialists and centrists.
Farmer Fatally Hurt When he Res
tucs Them From Runaway Team.
Si? bury, Pa., June 23.?Tobias Mit
chell, ??7 years old, a Troxcllsville
farmer, who was a commissioner of
Snyder county, died at a hospital hero
yesterday as a result of be ng thrown
by a rnraway team after he had suc
ceeded in saving sever--.l chi'drcn
from, being rim down, at Mi-id'^hurg
lie was sitting on his son's pcro .
when the rtrir.way team came down
the street Mitchell saw several child
ren in the path, jumped ol: the porch
ran into the ?' eet and i -tbled the
children, throwirg them out o" harm's
Reliance Fire Company No. ">
Thursday. June 26. to Marshall Ila'l
Boat leaves 10 a. m.; 2.30 ar.d 7 p. m.
Advance cf 1 1-2 Cents Brings it to
Highest Level in 30 Years
New York, June 23.?There was a
further advance of approximately 1
1-2 cents a pound in the coffee fu
tures market here yesterday morn
ing:, establishing new high record |
Coffee for delivery next December
sold slightly above 22 cents a pound
on the exchange and the general
manket now is at the highest 1-ve!
touched for years, owing to the
small suppli c-s available for distri
bution in this country, and the
j steady advance in the markets of
i Brazil, which produces the bulk of ;
| the world supply.
j Today's advance in futures brought
j into operation the exchange's vu'
; limiting the fluctuations in any one
j day to 150 points.
iNew York, .Tune 23.?Mrs. Geor
gia Allen, widew of Matt Allen, no
ted trainer of horses for William C.
Whitney. ''Diamond" Jim Brady, ami
others, killed herself yesterday at
the home of her niece in Brooklyn.
The niece, Mrs. Martha Wieland, and
j her husband, William Wieland, had
^ to break into Mrs. Wielar.d's gas
filled room when they returned from
church at noon.
Mrs. Allen left two notes. One
was addressed to Dr. Arnold W. ,
Catlin, of Brooklyn.
The other, according to the medi
cal examiner's office, read:
"Because cf family troubles an 1
my not being treated right."
Mr. Wieland said Mrs. Allen re
ferred to "troubles" in her. own fam
ily, net his.
Matt Allen died n year ago. Since J
that lime Mrs. Aliens only son an! i
her twir. sister have died.
Baltimore. June 23.?Although h.
is only seven years old. John Lyon
is in the hands of the police the sec
ond time within a week, this f.im?
for burglarizing three homes in th
eastern section of the city ye ter I
He was arrested yesterday by Ser j
geant Williams and Patrolmen I la* j
man and Bates, of the Eastern di ?
trict. after he confessed ste;.lir ;
several hundred dollars' woi't'i o1 I
jewelry, toys and clothing fror- |
George M Dotermouth, Anthony P
etzel. Joseph Holling. and Wi'!ia:v.
Tlin father, Thomas Lyons, is b?in.
held on the charge of receiving th
i stoVn goods,
i '
Paris, Juno 2.*?.?The sensation ?
charge that Italy deliberately sor.
pruns and supplies to Bela Kun, he.'
of the Hungarian red government. f i
use against the Czechs and to fu hr
Italy's policy of antagonism a#..ins
the Slavs, was made by Commend"
Pertinax in today's issue of the Lch'
de Paris.
The article by Pertinar was no'
submitted to the French censor, 't i
stated. It created considerable cr-m
ment in peace conference circle*.
A Berlin correspondent of the In
ternational News Service cab! d r
week ap:o that he had been tol i b;>
a Hungarian red leader that the Ital
ians were secretly furnishing mate
rials to the Hungarians.
London. June 23.?Thomas Burke
is the name of a new tenor acclaim
ed by the British press and public
! an another Caruso. He ?.pran<r int
fame the other nijrht at the opening
of the Covent Garden Opera sew
when with Mme. Melba he appc:ire':
in "La Boheme."
Mr. Burke was born of Irish par
ents in Lancashire, where ho still i?
interested in pip: farming. At St.
Joseph's School in Leigh, where h~
was educated, he was taught music
by the Jesuit fathers. Later he stud
ied in Italy Under Ernesto Colli. ,,
A meeting of the Alexandria
Trades Council will be held Tues-i
day night at 8 o'clock in the Opera<
House. All members are urged . to
attend. ' 148-2c
Miss Mae Starnell accompanied by
Miss Lena Yates are the guests of
Mrs. A. M. Lundgren, of Richmond,
Miss Coralie Greenaway left Fri
day night for Huntington, W. Va.,
where she will visit her sister, Mrs.
Charles F. MfcKenna.
Leo Smith, regimental sergeant,
of the "2d Regiment ctf Engineers,
who has been overseas for the past
year, has returned to his home, 1226
Prince street.
W. H. Posey, 1110 Wilkes street,
has arrived safely from overseas,
and is now in New York., He ex
pects to be sent to Camp Merritt to
be mustered cut of service.
In the Corporation Court today,
Judge L. C. Barley presiding, a final
dccree for divorce was given Samuel
Harrington from Minnie L. B. Har
rington, and Malvina Tolson Marsh
from Addison Hall Marsh.
Welton Sowers, five months o:d,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sowers,
Jied Friday. The funeral took place
yesterdav afternoon from his parents
residence 212 South Fayette stwet.
Rev. 0. P. Lloyd,, pastr of the Sec
ond Baptist Church, officiating.
\nna Elizabeth Hamilton has sold
to J. Ernest Hamilton a house and
lot on the north side of Wolfe be
tween Fairfax, and Lee streets. Er
nest I,. Herbert and othei*s have sold
William H. Washington and wife
a" lot of ground on the south side of
p-tt between Wilkes and Gibbon
Organized in Public Schools fcr Girls
bv War Camp Community
Service Club
The Recreational Club of Lee
public school for P'VTl"?,?
iler the auspices of the 1*ai Ca p
Community Service Club.
hike to llrippinir Springs. Fairfax
cuuntv. several miles south of Alex
andria last Saturday.
Twenty-eight participated in
hike and enjoyed a day in the woois
A picnic lunch was served and at
4-30 o'clock in the afternoon the hike
homo was started This is tbe But
dub of its character to be orsamaed
bv the W. C. S. C., which c.ub at its
recent meeting organized with an
enrollment of eighty-three members.
Mrs. Hayden, of U* School. ?
lender of the club. Miss Inez Sirup
son president and Miss Louise Barn
house secretary and treasurer.
Meetings of the club it is annoon
cod are to be held bi-monthij.
The girls of the Alexandria High
School are meeting this afternoon at
the W. C. C. S. C? for the purpose
of organizing a recreational club
Students at West r.nd School
have just organized .^h^c
which has been designated The tte
Circle Club." Its opening meeting
i, elated to be held at 7 o clock this
cvenin'g in West End School build
Baltimore, June 23.?Jewelry va
lued at S4.f>00 including- thirty dia
mond rings ami seventyseven gold
watches, stolen from a Norfolk jew
elry store, has been recovered by the
police, following the arrest of Claude
A})pel .nineteen years old, of Norfolk
A ftp el was arrested while attempt
ing jto sell a cameo ring, and investi
gation resulted in the finding of a
suitcase, packed with the jewelry, at
the hotel in which Appel was staying,
Appel said he was a soldier at Camp
Sevier, S. C., unit! a few months ago.
London, June 23.?The Rome cor
respondent of the Exchange Tele
graph Company reported today that
Senatot- ? G-uglielmo Manconi, Senator
.Vittori Sbinloia and Torramaso Titteni,
former foreign minister, had been ap
pointed as Italy's new peace- dele
gates. He added* {hat 'ft wks believed
they would follow their predecessors'
policy regarding the Adriatic quss

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