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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. For this section?Fair toduy,i followed by thunder I IF* .vers early tomorrow mcsriunjr Sunday. j VOL. CXXXV?No. 159. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE SATURDAY, JULY o, 1919, PRICE ONE CENT. President J. H. Hall, Jr., of Virginia State Federa tion of Labor Talks IS NOT IN POLITICS Efforts to Pull Down Will Only Strengthen Big Building?A More Endure Federation. Portsmouth, Va., July 5.?In. view of the many conflicting anti mislead1 inig statements appearing in- the press contenting the recent Convention of the Virginia Federation of Labor held in Alexandria, Va., followed by the withdrawal of several Richmond lo cal unions from the Sbate Federation, the President, J. H. Hall, jr., who has st returned from the A. F. of L. mention, whilst not desiring or in ing to be drawn into a newspaper rovensy, as no good results to la r can come thereby, yet in justice o the large majority of the members cf the convention who selected r?nd elected a new regime as we'll as to the misguiding and misinformed rank and file who so thougthlessly and blind ly folowed those who have been hbrnored! by the Virginia Federation of Labor now for reasons known to themselves are apparently seeking its destruction; deem it desirable to is sue the following statements of facts. The convention was called promptly to order on the date seft; viz June 2nd, 1919, and notwithstanding- that the j credential comimittee, appointed by; President Wiilcox, at his direction met ! the day before that date, yet they couki not or would not make even a partial report on that date, there!by necessitating that the business of the convention be postponed another day thus prolonging1 the convention and costing1 the various unions whose dele gate*. were in attendance several thousand dollars unnecessarily. "When, this Wilcox-appointed Cre dential Committee did report, they re commended,. and justly so, the seat ing of all negro delegates and Presi dent Wilcox, in his address took occa-, sion to specifically welcome them to the; convention;? and ' later "on ' inter rupted; -.the .'regular i order of. business tc introduce a nejgro attorney, Giles Jaclcaon, his friend, from Richmond, to addtress- the -convention just prior to the election of officers, although the tirr.e for speakers had passed. And another significant fact in this con nection is that no comments or cri ticism of the negro'as a delegate were heard befor^ the election of officers. All ? the .colored delegates from Rich mond and Roanoke voted for Wilcox. ;When'the election did take place, notfwitbstandirvfr tWat no judges or tel lers were appointed and the secretary j announced the vote as 192 for Hal* to 168 for. WilCOx, yet the tallies kept by various people on both sides showed a majority of over 50 for Hall, thus eloarly demons*rating that Presi dent Hall received, a majority of not only the negro votes;; but also a sub stantial majority, of the white dele gates votes as well and he is justly proud to be the representative of all union men regardless of race, color, politics or religion. Thus conform ing to the principles and docbrins of the American Federation , of Labor and which has been so vividly; reaf firmed bv the A. P. of of L. Conven tion just closed, when practically all the international! Presidents rose on the floor of the Atlantic City Conven tion to assure the negro that so far as their particular oi'aft was concern ed, the negro had the same rights and opportunities as any other mem ber not only for his own protection but for that of his fellow workers as well; so that in electing negro. W. C. Paige, who was nominated by them as their chosen Representative on the exeoutice board, the Virginia Federa tion of Labor was only according to them their Constitutional and just rights of representation for taxation. Negro delegates have been admit ted to the Virginia Federation of La bor for the past 17 years. The real friends of labor can rest assured that all efforts to pall down will only serve to strengthen our hands in building: a bigger, better and more enduring Virginia Federation of Labor. J. HALL, Jr. President Virgiinda Federation of Labor. WANT 50.000 MEN H. H. Van Wie, executive secre tary of the War Camp Community Service, has just received the fol lowing telegram from New York: ''Fifty thousand men needed im mediately at Wichita, Kansas, to harvest wheat crop, which otherwise will be total loss. Wages and living conditions excellent. War Depart ment and Assistant Secretary Agri culture requests your full and im mediate co-operation in relieving situation. Report by letter action taken. .'Signed C. E. Reed. Speedy and One-Sided Ri< Fistic Event Yes terday 1 NO SHOW FROM FIRS! Only Three Rounds, Occupying Nine Minutes?Former Champion Leaves The Ring: Badly Used up. Toledo, Ohio. July 5.?By virtu re of one of the speediest and most one sided battles which ever decided a big fistic event Jack Dempsey, who may now wish to be known by his full vot ing name of Wm. Harrison Demp sey, yesterday became the world'? champion heavyweight boxer. Tc all intents and purposes he whip ped the huge Jess Wiliard, favorite in the meager betting, in one round. Devnpsey thought the refree had an nounced him winner and actually left the rii.-g. But he was called back and the butchery continued for two rounds more, when Jess sit'tmg in his cor ner with a bewildered look on his swollen countenance, failrv! to re spond "?to the gong for fourth round. . ; "It was no use to continue.' said A ?, ' the ex-champion.."My strength went from me/ in the first round." Pie sat there, apparently the most surprised man in the Ulifted-States at the moment. His right eye was closed and'.thiat-whole side of his face was swollen and blue with bruises. Blood covered his body arvd his arms hung so helplessly over the ropes that it seemed as if a child might give him further abuse without arousing his in terest. Dennpsey was breathing hard when the fight ended,"but it was from exer tion and not from punishment. He es caped almost unhurt, but as he had tieen1 using his arms like trip- ham mers on the anatomy of his opponent for nine crowded mimftes in a sun that sent the thermometer to 110 de grees. his heart Was still pumping at high pressure and he appreciated the j breathing spell. CARDINALS DEFEAT BERWYN ?Because the Garfield Athletic Club baseball team cf Washington, cancelled their frame with the Cardi nals to have been played here y?s, terday. an I ;t was impossible to fret another team to play, the Cardinal*? journeyed to Bervyn. Md., and trim med the Berwyn Country Club nine by a 9 to 6 score. Tomorrow the Navy Department aggregation is scheduled to play the Cardinals on the High School field at 3 o'clock. Excursion to P0T03LAC BEACH AND COLONIAL BEACH Beginning Saturday, June 28th. 1919 Steamer E. Madison Hall, will leave Alexan dria every Saturday 3 p. m. sharp. Returning: will leave Colonial Beach every Sunday 5 p. m. Round trip $1.25 Hall Steamboat Co. R. H. Hancock, Agent. (Roberts wharf). Doctor Foulks Directs Spe cial Attention to Milk ASKS CO - OPERATION Lacteal Fluid of High Bacterial Con ti-nl Very Dangerous For Babies? Department Will Make Investigation The pi t vailing hot spell venders it obligatory upon each person in the community to tlo everything possible to preserve the health of the city. Alexandria now enjoys an energetic anil competent health department which is invoking co-operation upon the part of all. This time last year conditions in A-lexanidvia were dis tressing, due to the large number of | cases of typhoid fever. It is not so now. arid it behooves every citizen to do his or her part towards kec-pin'g J ihe city in a sanitary condition. Heaith officer Louis F^. Foulks pub lisher the following1 which should ap peal to every one: The health department is endeavor ing, with the co-operation of the locai dairymen, to furnish the citizens of Alexandria with as safe and nutii tious milk supply, as possible under cvsting conditions, and would call your attention to the following po-ints: 1. Before engaging milk from any dealer be sure such dealer lias a health department permit. Report all persons endeavoring to sell milk who do net possess such permit. 2. The Health Department is run nirlg a systematic analysis on the pro duct of all dealers. To secure the .'.fa st and best milk call up the Iloalth Department and ascertain which deal er is placing the best product on the market. 3. Milk of high bacterial contcr.l is very dangerous for babies. To use miIk for feeding infants, of unknown sanitary quality, rentiers them li.-ible to many intestinal troubles. Ask your doctor or call the Health Depart:v.er.t for information on this subject. 4. Do not allow the milk to si. cn the door-step after being delivered. Piace in refrigerator immediately and keep there. Do not remove from ori ginal con'taincr to store in anr.ther vessel. Do not allow uncapped bf '.tics to set around. Guard against flics. 5. Co-cperate with the dairymen by thoroughly washing bottles air! re turning: them promptly. 6. The Health Department is a pub lic Institution, conducted for the bene fit of the people. The Department will be prlad to investigate all rea-sor.ible comiplair^s. and furnish any irfor mation available. LOUIS E. FOULKS. Health Officer. IN MEMOR1AM NAYLOR?In sad but lovine remom brance of my dear father. .I'?hn II. Naylor, who departed this li*" ? seven years ajro today, July r>, 1912. " '' ~!fj His well remembered footsteps. I am listening for in vain. And my eyes prow dim with watch ing, And my heart is sad with rain. His loving1 son, Edwin L. Xaylor. 159-1 p. IS >1 E.MORI AM SCOTT?In loving: remembrance of our sen. Bernard A. Scott who left us one year ago today, July j 1918. Mourn him not he is safely anohnr c'd, Angels lead him all the way, Rich in memory Jesus called him to that land of endless day. In that home of endless beauty. He is now a shining star. Dwelling in that home of glory, with the golden gates of God. j !"f)-lp. Bv his Mother and Father NOTICE Following custom of other whole salers. during July and August, our store will close at 12.00 o'clock on Saturday. Vcev Respectfully, 157-4p. W. A. Barrett. Monster'Air Ship Speedin Towards Mineola. L. I. WAS FORCED TO LAND When Last Heard Fronjj. The Aerial ( Vessel Was Running at the Rate of Foriy Miles an Hour. Boston, July 5.?Plowing souf.h '.vard toward Long Island, the Brit ish dirigible R-34 apparently was niak ing good progress on the last lap : of her trans-Atlantic flight at 8.30 j a. m. today. j Messages indicating she was off i the northern New England coast were picked up by the naval v. ire less station here. Naval officers said i her exact position was not known. Roosevelt Field, Mineola, L. I., July 5.?The giant Handely-Page bombing plane, which left St. Johns, X. F., h;te J yesterday was forced to land at F?.30 1 o'clock this morning, according to word reaching officials here early to- | day. Officials were unable to learn where the landing was made. The I Hand ley-Page machine had intended to land at Roosevelt Field and bj on hand to welcome the R-34 when it ar rived. Montauk Point, L. I., July 5.?The Monlauk wireless station picked up indirect messages from the R-34 early this monvin'p, indicating that the hip dirigible was at the head of the St. I.awrer.ee river. The R-34 was making about 40 knots an hour at that time, a speed that would brirtg her into Mineolv around noon. church services Christ P. E. Church, Rev. Dr. W. J. Morton, rector, order of services tomorrow: 0:30 a. ni., Sunday School and Emmanuel Bible Hass; 1J a. m., morning prayer and ser mon; S p. m., evening prnyer and sermon. Both se-vices wi!! be con ducted by the rector. Al! p'vs free and everyone welcome. SeiTices at T.mity M. E CI urch tomorrow. Rev. A. E.'Speilrian, pas to?\ follows: 0:30 a. m.: viay Fclool. 11 a. m.. short sormor and "nnunrunion service at S p. m.. ser mon by the pastor. Immanuel Lutheran Church Rev. Carl J. C.octte, pastor. Sunday School ar.d Bible C!ass at 0:30 and rervices at 11 a. m. St. Mary's Catholic Church. P.i'v Lci-is Smet. rector, masse-! ;i: 7, y and 11 o'clock. St. Paul's P. E. Chure'i. Rjv. })r P. P. Phillips, rector. services: Sun day. School, 0:30 a. m.; Men's IJ.hl? C0:45 a. m.; service at 11 a. m? and evening service, 7:30 p. m. First Baptist Church, Rev. E. R. Jackson, pastor, order of services: 11 a. m., "How to Propre?s in Chris tian Life;" 8 p. niM "How to Make the Wo-ld a Decent Place to Live In." Sunday School, 0:30 a. m. Hot yes; but it will be hotter hereafter. Give God the time that belongs to him. Go .to church and Sunday Schocl tomorrow. Rev. Dr. E. V. Represter, pastor, will preach tomorrow at 11 a. m.t and 8 p. m.. at the M. E. Church South, west side of South Washington street , near Kim: street. Men: We want j you at the Henry K. Field F? blc Class at 0:4") a. m., in the Young. Peoples Building. Short service and I jrood music. Second Presbyterian Church, Rev. ' Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor, 11 a. m., communion and reception of members: evening service 8 p. m.; Sunday School, 0:30; Bible Class, 0:45 and Christian Endeavor, 7:15 . p. m. Methodist Protestant Church, Rev. 1 G. J. Hill, pastor, order of services tomorrow, Sunday School, 0:30 a. m., and Men's Bible Class at same | hour; Christian Endeavor at 7:15 ' p. m.; Lord's supper at 11 a. m.. j and preaching: at 7:15 p. m.. subject, ''Life Building on God's Plan." Abridged services at night during: ! the warm weather. Hard Shell Crabs, Jacob Brill's foot of King Street. 158-3p. TO REMODEL HOME M CHILDREN Structure to I)e Converted Into Apartment?-Part For Children NEED $10,000 FOR WORK Appeal Made For Little Ones? All Asked to Aid in Movement?Child ren Now Have Summer Home. Several meetings of the board of the Children's Home have been held with a view of reorganizing the woik in a manner to meet the grow ing needs of Alexandria. Plans are being perfected whereby the building at +ue southwest corner of Duke and Koyal streets, will lie remodeled info apartments. It is proposed to rent a part of the building and the remainder will be held in reserve as a temporary home for children, a boarding house for p'irls and headquarters of the probation officer. It is announced that a permanent home for the children will be erected in the country. A plot of ground containing twenty acros has been given for that purpose. The proposed new building will have separate rooms for boys and girls with nursery for smaller chil dren. Miss Amanda Holt, who has done such excellent work during the yust year in this city as probation officer under the direction of the federal government, and Police Judge L. H. Thompson, has terminated the period for which she was engaged. Miss Holt again will be employed to continue, this work arid take up the new work. At the present' time there are eleven children in the county home, among whom is a little blind boy who has been placed in a school for the blind. Ilis vacation and cloth ing. however, have to be provided for. Tt is stated that the sjim of S10. 000 will be necessary to properly equip the heme to be remodeled in to apartments, etc., Rent from the building will go towards current ex penses. The people of Alexandria in the past have been very generous in their interest, and sunport of the Children's Home and i' is earnestly requested that they will continue to aid in the reorganization plans. GET INVOLUNTARY HATH Passengers on Norfolk Steamer Drenched From Stream From New Mot.or Engine A number of passengers on Nor folk steamer, bound for Norfolk, which reached A '< >*r.ntlria at 7 oV.fck aft nig'.t vr.e given an in voluntary bails v hen struck by a stream from the new motor fire en gine which was being given a test at tlu* wharf of the Mutual Ice Com pany at the foot of Cameron street. Tli passengers, *ner. ami women and children. wrMc crowded on the forward dcc-k cl M*e steamer and witnessed with interest the playing of the '-trei'm Vrnm 'he hose nozzle. Without warning tVv soon were drr-v.clif 1 '"> the skin. '.he boat hav ing ran into thu stream and the passengers beat a hasty retreat to th.ir staterooms and changed their ( clcthin'g for the remainder of the i voyage. , The test was conducted by Fire 1 Chief Ogden and witnessed bv a : number of members of the city | council among w hom were members of the lire ?-}.iimiura. The test :s said to have been per fectly satisfactory. It is expected that the new engine, which will take the place of the Re liance engine, soon will l?e accepted and placed in service. The test lasted three hours, from until 0 o'clock, and was made un i der the various underwriters re quirements. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sncere ap I preciaticn for the many acts of kind j ness shewn us in the death of our I loved one. Emma S. Harrell (nee Topping), and also for the beautiful floral tokens sent. ~~ Mrs. Judith Topping and family. 159-lp. ! REVOKES ORDER FOR ELECTION i j Special Election Set for July 22 Will he Held Later The oixler entered June 11 last calling for a special election June 22 for the purpose of passing on the proposed new form of citv govern /mcnt today was declared null and void by Judge Samuel G. Brent in the circuit court for this city. Judge Brent entered an order re voking the order for the election. This was done because of the fail ure to publish the order for the elec tion thirty days prior to July 22. This*, therefore, means that the court will be called upon to fix an other date for the election in the near future. It is regarded as high ly probable that the election will be held in' August instead of July 22 as originally planned. HALF IDS! j EVERY WEDUj Retaii Merchants Will Be j ginning Wednesday Close ! At 1 P. M. FORTY ONE TO CLOSJ ! This Schedule Will Be Maintained ! Every Wednesday During: July an i j ( August. 1'he retail merchants of a com munity and their employees are more closely confined than in any other line of business. On Saturdays who", other business places and offices !;ak? a half day off, the retail merchar* and employees, on account of its he- ' ing pay-day and the principal shop ping day of the week, are corofinvi to their stores until a late hour fhat nijrht The Retail Merchants' Bureau cf the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has been considering for some time the question of the retail merchants of our city closing their stores cr. Wednesday afternoons durimg the heated term. This has crystalled inia splendid work on the part of 'somt; oi lis members and beginning with Wed nesday, July 9th and continuing through'the months of July anil Au- , gust, the following store's will be j clpu'd every Wednesday afternoci at , one o'clock for the balance of the day Swan -Bros., Max Rosenfetd, J."M Reed, Sanitary Grocery Co., B. ij Hzrine, Kaufman and Blumenfeld, J Hayman, W. T. Farley, L. Levin so r. B. Abramson, J. Wolf, Alex K.;uf j mann, C. E. Bradley, John M. M. VV. Wil.lt and Son. R. E. Kn;gh! | awl Son. Frank Michelbach. R. C. Ac- ' tr-n and Son.', Abe L. Cohen, A. Eat/., j S. Rosenberg, M. W. Gaines, A. r.n, P. Tea Co., (2 stores), J. Blankin, J. , I-. Vaughan, F. G. Avers, S. F. Dy- i son and Bro., D. Ben'dhoim and sons, j Saunders and Son, Hinken and Son. ' E. R. Elliott. Jacob Rose, Geo. W. ? Bontz. jr.. If. Friedlander. Dowr.ham and Ridgely. Weil Brcs. M. R .ben & Sons, Shumans Bakery, Mrs. F. R. Howell. Preston 0. Coekey. Eddy & j Gerber. SPENT A QUIET FOURTH Alexandria yesterday spent an un usually quiet Fourth. Practically all ; business was at a standstill. Thous- j and.-- of persons left the city early ! in the day for nearby resorts, and j many will not return home until to- , morrow flight. 'During the aftcrr- ? noon hours the streets were desert ed. Early in the evening, hoV.'ever, crowds soon started to Washington to witness the peace celebration in , that city. Each outgoing train car ried capacity crowds ar.d sev^rsl ? thousand persons made the trip. | There was absolutely no diso'.der ; here of any description and the law , i regarding the use of explosives was : | carried out. DIED ! Mrs. AYmic E. Brown, widow of | the late J. W. Brown, formerly of | Fairfax County, died at her resi i dence. 49 T street N*. W., Washing I ton, D. r.. July 4th. Funeral servi ces frcm Christ Church. Alexandria. ' Monday, J.ulv 7th. at ll o'clock, | Friends and. relatives invited, fn I terment private. 159-lc. I A carrier pigeon with a band I marked I.. 13., 15)048 has arrived at j police headquarters. Miss Bell Hunter left last evening t ^ ; for a visit to her sister. Mrs. Bowie Gray, Travelers Rest, near Freder icksburg, Va. A valuable bull dog belonging to Alderman Maurice Wilkins died yes terday as a result of sunstroke. Alderman Maurice Wilkins had his face painfully burned last night by the premature explosion of a fire cracker. * Mrs. F. Ervin Ludwig, of North I Braddock, is ill at the home of her j nephew, Mr. Kenneth Baggett, j South Lee street. iMrs. Howard Piitt, of Baltimore, ! who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. C. M. Mays, 922 King street, has returned home. The fire department was called out at midnight Thursday night to ex tinguish a burning telegraph pole cn Fayette street befcwen King and Prince streets. S. II. Lunt, acctioneer, today sold at public auction a two-story brick dwelling house on the 322 North Pitt street, which was pur chased by Thomas Burton. Several Alexandrians lost on yes terday's fight and there were many who reported good winnings on the fistic encounter. Pempsey was the favorite here with, members of the sporting fraternity. Arrangements have been made for a lawn fete which will be given 'by the congregation of St. Mary's Catholic Church July 15 and 16 on the lawn at the northwest corner of Washington and Queen streets. There will be special attractions, in eluding music. Richard Brawner Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Roberts, of Alex andria county, has returned home after spending thirteen months over seas with general headquarters company. He' is now at Camp Mills, S. aeceording to word just received by his mother. " ? * The annual convention of the Grand Chapter of Confederate Vet erans of Virginia will be held iu Harrisonburg. ? Va., September. 2-4. R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate Vet orans, at its meeting: Monday- nijrh't will elect four delegates to the con rent ;ou RECENT DEATH? ' ; ' < . Mrs. Annie E- Brown, widow of J, W. Brown, formerly of Fairfax county, died yesterday at her resi dence, .10 T street, northwest, Wash ington. Six daughters and one son survive. Her funeral will take place at 11 o'clock Monday morning from Christ P. E. Church. Services will be con ducted by Rev. Dr. W. J. Morton, John Vellines, seventv-four years old. chicf of police of Norfolk, Va.f died Thursday afternoon at the residence of his sister, Mrs. George Neitze, near Mount Vernon. The de ceased had ben chief of police of Norfolk for the past thirty years. His body was shipped to Norfolk Thursday nipr'nt for burial. The funeral of Melvin Lester Gorham the eight months old son of Mr. ;ind Mrs. Emory Gorham, died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Alice Bastain, Manjemoy, Md? July 3rd, took place from the resi dence of his parents, 526 South Pat rick street yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial was in Bethel cem etery. IT WAS NOT PLEASING TO HIM The blacksmith left his little shop, He frown?d and said "the dicken-9," My wife :s always calling: me, To come and shoo the chickens, i he above words are only to call your . 't'.entiea to Tuiis f'eanut Market. ST AND A RD GASOLINE 25c /iu-i- Soui'* I* u: iil-Tj.,' L . <* I i <*.