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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United StateS and Best Advertis
' ing Medium in Northern Virginia.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 151.
Dr. L. E. Foulkes Health Of
ficer and Dr. R. S. Dear
styne Bacteriologist '
Chief Ogden Asks Council to Appro
priate $19,900 to Motorize Fire De"
Dr. L. E. Foulkes, at present chief
sanitary inspector here for the Ameri
can Red Cross, last night was elected
city health officer at a joint meeting:
o? both branches of the city council.
Dr. Foulkes will take the place of
Dr. R. P. Sandidge, also a United
States Health officer, who has been
transferred by that department to El
lis Island, N. Y.
Dr. Sandidage has been located here
during the past year and in connec
tion with his duties as health officer
also served as city health officer. He
- tendered his resignation as such last
The joint session also elected Dr.
R. S. Dearstyne, who for some time
past has United States Public Health
Service Surgeon in Reserve here, as
The new health department will
take charge of the health affairs of
the city July 1.
Kennerh W. Qgden, chief of the fire
department, presented a petition re
commending the motorization of the
city fire department at a cost $19,900
It wa.c referred to the joint commit
tee on fire and finance.
The resignation of Dr. R. P. Sand
idge as city health officer was submit
ted and _upon motion of Councilman
Ruben received with regret his re
signation is effective June 30.
An accounting of the $250 appro
priated for the health department for
incidental expenses submitted by Dr.
Sandidge showed that there is a bal
ance on hand of $81.29.
Resolution to compel the Washing
ton-Virginia Railway Company to re
move switches on King street be
tween St. Asaph,and. Columbus streets
in accordance with opinion given by
Corporation; Attorney H. Noel 'Gar1
??t;, was adopted..Among other.things
the;.corporation, attorney recommends
thejt pablic'm'eetings be held sorthat'
both sides may be represented, and
thqt council may pass an ordinance
roquiringrts-remoyal. ;v
\Four new -sections to the city li
cense law and one amendment were
read by. Councilman Lawler.and adopt
ed. One fixes a tax of $5 annually on |
persons selling or hiring bicycles; tax
of $20 on selling gasoline from curb
tanks or selling automobile accessories
$5'on persons gelling artificial flower
$?0:-,an persons selling second hand
articles and $20 on antique dealers.
The amendment adopted is that all
bakery , wagens be furnished with a
license'.tax tag for their wagons.
The annual :report of City Auditor
E. F. Price showed that the receipts
during the past year amounted to
Waller, clerk'of -the1 Gas, showed he
receiupts from the gast plant to be
$10>4, 7W> and a balance, on hand of
$822.71, " ' ' " . ' &?
F. W. Latham, ' superintendent of
gas, in his annual report set forth
the gas plant now is in first class
condition. The average consumption
of gas a day during , the year was
525,000 cubic feet.' A detailed report
of improvements etc., made at the
plant together, with recommendations
foi certain improvements; to meet in
creasing demand were made by Mr.
Thomas W. Robinson, city treasurer
submitted a report on the receipts
of the general fund which correspond
ed to Auditor Price's report.
"The Great Love" D. W. Griffiths
masterpiece with the same cast as
the "Birth 01 a Nation."
Reliance Fire Company No. 5
Thursday, June 26. to Marshall Hall
Boat leaves 10 a. m.; 2.30 and 7 p. m.
this section?Showers tonight;
jrrow warmer, probablyfair.
'ssaiSuoQ jo Ju.b.
The report of the light committee
to renew certain notes for $40,00(1
given by that committee for operation
at the gas plant was referred to th?
joint committee on light and finance.
Petition for sewer on St. Asaph be
tween Wilkes an?l Gibbon ctreet was
referred to committee on streets and
j finance; petition for sewer on Lee
between Duke and Woltf streets was
referred to foregoing committee:
j petitions of George W. Pettey and
Mrs. Fair for garages were referred.
Ordinance to ratify bid of First Na
tional Bank for purchase of $100:000
of school and improvement bonds was
referred to finance committee.
Bili of Alexandria Water Company
for $87.05 for w^ter at disposal sta
tion was ordered paid.
Charlottesville, Va., June 25.?Col.
Robert B. Shackelford, Cismont, this
county, has been cited by Gen. Per
shing 'for exceptionally meritorious
and conspicuous services as regimen
tal surgeon, 315th infantry, France,
A. E. F." He is a graduate of the
medical school of the University of
Virginia, and married Miss Mary Boi
ling daughter of Maj. Bartlett Boiling
of the University of Virginia. He has
been in service two years.
Alexandria Trades Council to With
draw From Virginia State
Federation of Labor
The Alexandria Trades Council at
a meeting held last night in the
Opera House decided to withdraw
from the Virginia State Federation
of Labor.
It is regarded as highly probable
t'hat another meeting of this council
will be held in the near future when
the matter will be again submitted
or it may be reopened by the coun
Man And Wife Die Following Auto
tomobile and Passenger
Train Collision
Griffin, Ga., June 25.?J. J. Fish
er, of Milner, Pike County, and his
wife were instantly killed at the
railroad crossing at Milner yester
day, when the automobile in which
they were riding was struck by a
passenger train.
Boston,'June '-25.?Machine guns
are reported to T?e in every Boston
police station today in anticipation
uf possible radical demonstrations
Every'policeman in Boston.is on duty
Night men .are held. Days off are can
celed., ft ;
Warning t~at radical demands are
planned " for today came from the
secret service in Washington.
That the radical demonstrations ex
pected are not restricted to Boston is
evidenced in similar warnings sent
to Governor Barttlett of New Hamp
shire, who received the following
telegram from the secret service ir
"The chief of the United States
Secret Service Bureau was ordered to
notify the governor and his officers
that the department expects bomJb
trouble tomorrow, June 25. Does r.ot
know whether it is to be in large
cities or scattered. Care should be
taken in opening all packages re
ceived through the mail."
Cumberland, Md., June 25.?Isaac
Foor. aged 20. son of Robert Foor,
of Everett, was killed Monday night
when Simon Grimes lost control of
his ear, the machine striking a pole
and upsetting.
Foor's neck and back were broken.
Grimes was cut about the head
and legs and may be internally in
jured from the pressure of the steer
ing wheel.
Foor saw eight months' service
abroad with the lOftth machine gun
There will be a called communica
tion of Andrew Jackston Lodge No.
i20 a. F. and A. M. at the Masonic
Temple, Wednesday evening, June 25,
at 7.30 o'clock to confeer the E. A.
And M. M. degree. All Master Mas
ons are cordially invited. By order' of
the Worsh/ipful Master.
119-3c J. E. Alexander, Secy.
Richmond-Washington Line
Makes Record of 95.4
Per Cent
! Team Work Among Rail road Men Re
sponsible for Such Efficiency in
Passenger Traffic.
New high records for on-time pas
senger train service in the Southern
Region were set in May by the rail
roads under government control. Re
ports made public today by the United j
States Railroad Administration show j
that of nealy fifty thousand train?
operated during the month by the
twenty-eight roads, 95.3 per cent mair.
tained their schedules. This topped
the April record of 94.3 whic.h waf
?believed to represent a hitherto un
equalled performance.
Such service was made possible by
enthusiastic individual effort and team
work among the railroad men, stim
ulated by competition amonc; the dif
ferent roads. For months special at
tention has been given to the passen
ger train performance, with the pur
pose of making it generally as near
ly 100 per cent perfect as possible.
Through the Regional Director's of
fice, each line has kept inform: 1 of
what the others were doing, and a
spirited race for supremacy has re
For seventeen larger roads, operat
ing 47,403 trains, the May on time
record was 95.4 per cent, compared
with 94.G in April. The eleven smaller
roads maintained an average of 95.3
compared with 94.3 in April. Only
cne of the larger lines fell belcw 91
per cent. One of the smaller group,
t'r.e Macon, Dublin and Savannah ac
complished the extraordinary fe.it of
sending every one of its 124 trains
through on schedule.
Record for the Richmond-Washing
ton Line, (R. F. and P.-Wash. Sou.)
was 95.4 per cent of passenger trains
maintaining their schedules.
Blow Open Store Safe al Ettrick
And Escape
Petersburg1, Va., June 25.?One cf
the biggest robberies in this scction
was "committed. Sunday night, when
the store of W. T. Sherman and
Company in Ettrick, Chesterfield
county, just across the Apponnttox
river from Petersurg. was broken in
to by burglars, who removed the out
er door of an iron safe, blew open the
inner door and got away with $8,500.
There were two explosions, bo:n of
which were heard by Mr. Sherman,
whose home is but a short distance
fronr the store. He paid no attention
to them. The robbery was detected
yesterday morning when Mr. Sherman
opened up for business. From the safe
the burglers took and carried off S5.
000 in currency, including a 5500 bill.
$3,000 in unregistered Liberty br>nd?
and $3,000 in checks, deeds of trusts,
mortgages, notes and other valuable
It is thought that he cracksmen left
in an automobile, as one was seen
speeding not far from the store short
ly after the robbery is believed to have
been committed.
Police Called to Potomac Yard at
At midnight last night the police
received a telephone message that
two men wearing ccnvicts garb
were, in the vicinity of the Potomac
railroad yards.
Sergt. Wilkinson and a number of
policemen went out jn the police pa
trol in search of the supposed con
victs out wore unable to find any
trace of them.
The police department, however,
has not received any word regarding
the escape of convicts from any
camp or institution in this scction.
Li?. ll
"The Great Love" D. "W.-Griffith's
masterpiece with the sfime cast as
the "Birth of a Nation."
White Employes at Capitol Ousted
With Advent of Republican
.Negroes are beginning to replace
white men in jobs about the Capitol
Building as a result of the transfer
of control in Congress from the
Democrats to the Republicans.
Colored men are to be placed on
the elevators and, in seme instan
ces, are to succeed white men as
doorkeepers. Even the position of
assistant librarian cf the House of
Representatives, it was reported to
day, is to be given to a negro.
The matter was brought to a crisis
yesterday when a negro reported for
j duty as operator on one of the public
! elevators at the Main entrance of
the House. Under the Democratic
regime, this particular elevator was
operated by a young man frcm
Pennsylvania, who attends a law
school here in the evening.
Though hailing from, a Northern
State, he very promptly resented the
appearance of the negro, who stated
that he wished to be shown how to
operate the car.
''You can learn for yourself," said
the operator, who has reecived notice
that his services will not be requ;red
after July 1, on \yh:cn; daw '.he? gen
eral shift will cjvip
The negro, it developed, was ap
pointed to the pla';? at the instance
cf Representative Lmnidas Dver.
one of the two Republican members
from Missouri in the Congress
and one of the influenzal Republi
cans in f'he present House.
Seniors in A. H. S., Thank Merchants
For Succcss of Publication.
The editors and members of the
senior class of the Alexandria High
School desire to thank the following
merchants and business men of tm
city who through their advertise
merits and contributions- made then
annual known as "The Aleko" a suc
W. A. Smoot and Co., Inc., Down
ham & Ridgley, .M-utra-.?Ice Co., Corby
Baking Co., F. S. Harper, Ine, Kirk
and Son. N. Lindsey & Co., Inc..
Charles King & Sons, Inc.:
H. Baader and "Sons, White
- tone and Clarke. R. L. Carne and Co.
Vv*. A. Barnett, Burke and Herbert
Alexandria Gazette, H. W. Wade, Fr:\
Ayers, Alexandria National Bank
Criighton's, A. Katz, J. Reece Ca
ton, Fi'iedlander, J. Wolfe, Howcl"
the Hatter, Alexandria Studio, Alex
andria Fertilizer Co., Inc.. Alcxan
dria County Lighting Co.. Inc.. R?m
schel's Auto Co., Swan Bros.. J. Ken
White, J. E. W. Timberman, F>s
National Bank, Graham and Ogder.
P. 0. Coekey, 'Citizens' Nationa
Bank, Bendheim's, Wm. Desmond, Mt
Vernon Garage, M. Ruben and Sons
T. C Hoy, J. M. Reed, R. E. Knight
Saunders and Sons, M. L. Horner
Central Garage, Gibson's Drug Store
Alexandria Cash Grocery, Cameror.
Lunch, Alexandria Amusement Co
Monticello Hotel and Cafe. Lippi
Cafe, Gardner L. Boothe, Jester's Au
to Garage, Old' Dutch Market, Aer
Garage, Dienelt Pharmacy, Univer
sity of Virginia, Eddy and Gerber
Leachmann and Saum, Alexandri;
Laundry. Inc., Central Plumbing Shop
and the following from Washington
Stuart Business College, Parke
Bridget. Friedlander Bros., D. N
'?They Ain't Dene Rijjht hv Pa." De
clares Represcntaive Snell
In a bill introduced in the Hous
yesterday by Representative Sne!
it is provided that "Father's Day'
s<hall be celebrated each year by th
display of flags and the wearing of
roses, the same as mother.
If the bill passes the President
will be asked to make the third Sun
day in June of each year the dato
for the celebration. The Snell
measure contains this, among other
Roses ef any color may be worn
on the proposed Father's Day. and
the natinal emblem would be dis
played on {government buildings and
private dwellintrs.
Paris, Jun- ? .ent Wil
'son's baggage ^ V> ?? today and
everything ma ;?*- his, de
parture for N> . imediately
after the sign? c \r reaty. ?
German Mission Expected
At Versailles On Morn
ing of 27th.
"We've Waited 19 Years." Premier
Clemenceau Said, When Submis
sion Came.
Paris, June 25.?The German dele
gation which will sign the peace
treaty will arrive at Versailles Fri
day morning, the French Foreign
Office has been informed. It is thought
probable in French circles that the
signing of the treaty will take place
at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
The information regarding the time
of arrival of the German delegat:on
was made known to Premiers Clcm
enceau ar.d Lloyd George and Presi
dent Wilson while they were at Ver
cail'es yesterday afternoon looking
over the arrangements for the signa
ture r.f the treaty.
Hermann Mueller ,the new German
Foreign Secretary, will head the Ger
man delegation to sign the peace
treaty La Liberty says.
The Italian delegation said that it
had been informed that a new dele
gation to the Peace Conference would
arrive ii Paris Friday.
"We have waited 49 years for this
moment," exclaimed1 Premier Clemen
ceau. as he opened the fateful dispatch
announcing that Germany would sign
the treaty at the meeting of the coun
cil of Three Monday.
"For 49 years," he continued, "the
mailed fist of the reitre (German
trooper) who has governed Germany
has menaced the world. Whether the
man's name was Bismarck or William
II it was still the same reitre of the
Middle Ages, surrounded by soldiery
and drunk with pride.
"This reitve's dogma was that m:ght
is- right; that a state's only obliga
tion is its own interest; that treaties
f'o not exist when they clash with th?
interest of a state and get rich by
any means. We know from witnesses
who were at the side of W illiJinri IT
that when he learned' of the Sara
jevo tragedy he'who posed as a keep
er of the peace cried: 'The hour ha?
struck. Now we shall see what ar
nrmv i9'.T '
London, -Juno 25.?War to the
knife has been declared by some Brit
ish film interests against American
films, and if they have their way
British audiences no longer will be
acquainted with Charlie Chaplin.
Mary Pickford, or other American
screcn stars, according to a copy
righted dispatch to the New York
While these British film concern
want to exclude American products,
they have yet to hear from their
public, which for four years has had
90 per cent of the American in their
movie diet and which is most in
stances regards the home producl
with apathy.
Gr.e of the ironies of the situation
is that American experts are being
imported to perfect the British man
ufacture so that American films can
be barred. What is really at the bot
tom of the agitation is ths well
grounded fear that America is about
to absorb the British film production.
It is learned that plans are being
considered by an American company
t.i erp^t one of the largest cinemas
in the world in London. Some pro
j ductrg here are gainst any film war.
| saying that the barring of American
films will close hundreds of theaters,
because the British cannot produce
c-nough films to supply them.
Special Merchants Lunch
12.00 to 2.30 p. m.
Popular Prices
G. B. ASHBY, Manager
Transfer for Five Pieces of Property
1 Recorded
Deeds for five pieces of property
today were placed on record in the
office of -the clerk cf the Corpratin
Court as follows:
John H. Trimyer to E. L. Grove
hcuse and lots at Braddock; Mrs.
Belle C. Rollins and husband to
Robert L. Goods house and lot at
the southeast corner of Cclumbus
and Cameron streets; Mrs. Mary J.
Gorman to Thomas Clift house ami
lot 30G Duke street; Miss Fanny
Dixon tc Spencer A. Forrest and
wife house and lot 505 Cameron
street; Alexander Muncaster trus
tee, to Henry C. Smith hcuse and
ilot on the west side of Henry street
I between King: and Cameron streets.
At the reccnt supper and bazaar
held for the benefit of St. Rita's
Church, Alexandria county, the $5
ffold picce, on the refreshment table
on. which voices were disposed of
was awarded Miss Kate Ryan, !020
Duke street .and Miss Ryan donated
it for the bazaar fund. Miss Heish
Iey also was awarded a $5 gold piec"
on fancy table and Miss Mahcney
cf Washington, was winner of a
chair and Mrs. Julius Wclf, this
city, was awarded an electric lamp.
Juniors Raise $18.75 From Tap j
The proceeds from the sale of l>ir.l
tags by the numbers of the Jrniov
Audubon Societies of the third,
fourth, fifth and sixth grades, Wash
ington School, on Friday, June 20.
amounted to $18.7'!. The members
of the societies wish to extend their
thanks to all those who helped to
make their efforts a financial suc
The four societies of Washington
School have raised S10.97 bv vrlun
tary contributions and by selling pa
pers, iron etc.
A Martin house of thirty-twc
rooms, costing approximately $25.
will be erected on the High Srhoc!
grounds some time in the near fu
Another presidential boom care t
light today.
Senator Robert L. Owen of Okla
homa is -the latest favorite son t
be honored with a movement l<
gain for him the Democratic rom>
naticn in 19120.
Members of Congress were ap
prised today of the formation of
0;Wi.*n clubs in . Oklahoma and sup
port of Democratic members, of Con
gress from the Southwest wa*
'News of the definite mo vomers in
Oklahoma came as a surprise tc S r
ator Owen, Who admitted he war. at
least pleased, with such an expres
sion of confidence, but he denic 1 h
had lent any impetus to the ircve
ment and refused to say whether Ik
would do so.
It has been common knowled;. ir
the Capitol for some time that .Sen
ator Owen had Presidential ambi
tions, but Democratic leaders fear
that there are geographical d -:ad
vantages to any candidate, co iinr
from a State even far South an i
Paris, June 25.?News^that Ger
many had accepted the peace treaty
tvas followed by numerous suicides
of Germans in Lorraine, according
"o newspaper reports.
"The Great Love" D. W. Griffith.
masterpiece with the same cas: as
the "Birth of a Nation." *
have cn sale tomorrow and bal
ance of week; Jersey trout. Jer
sey butter fish, rock, white perch,
sea bass, catfish, mackerel, floun
ders, steak cod. clams, crab meat,
turtles, hard shell crabs, and
water melons. C. H. Zimmerman,
proprietor. Phone 198. 151-2p.
Given by
The Senior Class of the
Alexandria High School ^
High School Auditorium
Wednesday, June 25th, 1919.
At 8.15 P. M.
Tickets 35 and 50 cents
The Willard W. C. T. U. will meot
tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock at
21G South Washington street.
(Mr. Theodore Cook who has been
sick at his home in Queen street
for the past few weeks, is able to be
out again.
IMr. and Mrs. Charles DeMoll of
421 Queen street, are spending some
time in Atlantic City and Philadel
(Master Freddie Horton who has
been quite sick at his home in North
Pitt street for the past five weeks,
is improving.
A special meeting of the Reliance
Fire Engine Company will be held
at the company's house at 8 o'clock
The first regular dance will be
given by Old Dominion Boat Club
Saturday night, under the auspices
of the Ladies' Auxiliary of that club.
Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Spittle, Mr.
Vance H. Peele and daughter, Miss
Catherine, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Moody have taken a house on Semi
nary Hill, west of this city, for the
Dennis McCarty Ramsay, son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. William Ramsay,
who for the past year has been over
seas, has been mustered out of ser
vice and returned to the home of his
parents in this city.
It is expected that a large audi
ence tonight will attend the per
formance comedy entitled, "The Ar
rival of 'Kitty" which will be given
by the seniors of the Alexandria
High School in the auditorium of
that school.
Final examinations arc being held
in the public schools this week pre
paratory to the closing next Mon
day. The H-hool term will end Fri
day and the awarding of certifi
cates in the different grades will oc
cur Monday. t
Miss Althea Francis Taylor and
Mr. Benedict Marion Hopkins, both
of this city, were married today at
the rectory of Christ P. E. Church.
Rev. Dr. W. J. Morton, rector, offic
iating. Only the immediate relatives
attended. Folowing the wedding Mr.
and Mrs. Hopkins departed for a
northern bridal tour.
Baltimore. June 25.?A romance
which began at a dance at Ever
green Junior about three months
ago. when Miss Erla Meldin Thorn
ey attended and met Private Everitt
Leonard Radford, culminated in
their marriage Saturday.
The wedding was a quiet one,
with only the immediate families
and intimate friends present, and
was held at St. Mary's Episcopal
Church, the Rev. Arthur C. Powell
performing the ceremony.
The members of the Seminole
Minstrel Troupe will meet tonight
in the Opera House for t/e purpose
of organizing a permanent club and
also to outline the plans for the au
tumn and winter season. At the
close of the meeting refreshments
will be served.
1019, by Rev. Dr. W. J. Morton, at
Christ Church rectory, ALTHEA
Open evenings and Sundays, Alex
andria Auto Supply, 104 South
Washington street. 149-tf.
have on sale ton bal
ance of week;, .*ral,
large butter fish . args
and medium Je" - y r ?_ crab
flakes and cfens P> - 7$5.
Open till 5 p. rr. i'arket,"
Stall No. 2. 151-2p

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