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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United States and Be3t Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Virginia.
i For this section?Unsettled and ;
shovels probably tonight and to- i
I marrow. No change in tempera-1;
|j ture.
Attack Now Centers on En
forcement' Measure
For Law
Discussion Now Centers on Provisions
For Enforcing Constitutional Prohi
bition Effective Next January.
Although the agricultural appropria
tion bHl and right of way, House
leaders expected late yesterday to re
sume debate on the prohibition en
forcement legislation.
A,t the se&ilon Thursday, lasting,
lfite into the night, that portion of the
measure relating to war-time prohi
bition was completed, and the debate
now centers on the sedtion of the bill
carrying provisions for enforcing
. Constitutional prohibition, whcch be
comes affeotiive next January.
AJl'l amendments i'ratended to elimi
nate the more d'rastic previsions of
the geneiial enforcement measure
were Voted down! yesterday by over
wheflmling majorities, ami so strongly
in contito'l were the "drys'' that de
bate was ?hult off despite tfho violent,
protests of the minority. Discussion
continued to be bitter, and the cham
ber was in confusion when adjourn
ment was taiken at 10 o'clock. At
that ti!me it had before it a series of
amendments offered by Chairman
Volstead relating to flavoring ex
tracts. Members were not familiar
wiith this phase of the controversy,
and it was agreed to have the pro
posed amendments printed in the rec
ord for their enlightenment.
Small Depositors Wait in "Rain After
Philadelphia, Juffiy 19.?Under pre
mptory ordeils from John S. Fi.-her,
State Commissioner of Banting:, the
North P.ertn Baink, a staite institution
at Twerity-nin'th and Dauphin streets
closed Sts ctoors yesterday. It is said
that! several million, including $312,000
of $tate funds, are involved in the
faihire.; Later in the day James W..
MeBurrrey, treasurer of the Hadding
ton; Trust Company, was appointed
receiver, but!' .it- i-s . s/aid- that, the in
sftritu'tion wilU not open its doors again.
Besides hlavinig the State as one of
its principal depositors, the bank
caitered to thousand's of' person? in
moderate circumstances. Many of
these hrad afll thfeir swvinigs on deposit
witfh the institution. .
In the drenching downpour of rain
yesterdlay hundreds of luckless deposit
or? stood; in front of the closed doors
of the bank in the faint hope that
something mfghtt turn up and \hat
they would be reimbursed at once.
District of Columbia Officers Will
Work for Better Salaries and
Working Conditions
In an organized effort to obtain
better ,salaries and more favorable
working conditions, 100 members of
the District police department last
night formed City Policemen's Un
ion, No. 16718, affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor. It
is the first organization of its kind
in Washington. Policeman J. E,
Toone issued the call for the meet
ing, which was held in .Gayety The
In connection with the completion
of the Filtration PJant of this Com
pany, and the extension of the 20 inch
effluent main from the Filters into
the Reservoirs, it is necessary to draw
down the water level in the Reservoirs
about six feet which will reduce the
pressure over the city about 2.5 lbs.
This work.is in progress this week.
Until it is completed and the high
water again restored in the reser
voirs. consumers on the higher levels
of the system may experience some
temporary inconveriience, which we
regret, but which is unavoidable. Wc
will restore original conditions at
the earnest possible moment.
Alexandria Water Company.
J. C. ElUs has been appointed
notary public for Alexandria coun
ty with an office on Peyton Avenue,
Del Ray, Va.
Frank J. Benson has sold a r.ew
. bungalow on Carroll Ave., Del Ray to
Herman Rayerirtann, of Washing,!on,
D. C. Mr. Rayerrnann, who is con
nected with the War Department, in
tends to make this has home as ?oon
as the building is completed.
Sol Colhen is building an addition to
his store on Mit. Vernon Ave., Del
S. B. StarneQl, of Alexandria, has
purchased six lots on Lloyd Avenue,
Del Ray, on Whiich he will start im
mediately to build htomes. Three of
these lots belonged to A. II. Meek and
three lo George 0. Preston.
Car on Falls Church Line Crashes
Into Steam Train
A north bound Falls Church clec
tric car collided with a steam train of
?ho Pennsylvania Railroad at Alex
andria Island about 8 o'clock this
morning. The conductor of the t*'ec
tiisc train received painful injuries,
and a woman who was a passenger
was also hunt. A spur track of the
Pennsylvania Railroad crosses that of
the electric road at this point. The.
cause of the accident could not be
Advocates the Destruction of the
American Government and Seiz
ure of Power by I. W. W.s
New York, July 19.?Open advocacy
of "the Red terror," the destruction
of the American Government and the
forcible seizure of power by the work
era were contained in magazines
printed in Russian and Finnish by the
I. W W. which were offered in testi
mony at today's session ocf the joint
Legislative ccmimittee which is in
vestigating radical and seditious
smtivfties in this State. Some of t-hc
magazines were published in New
York, Extracts from tihe magazines
which were ready by translators in
cluded such sentences as:
"Tihe boitngeoiisie can be paralysed
only by the Red Terror.''
"Burn the code of law; take all the
riches; death tio the bourgeoisie."
"One of the most effective weap
ons in saibotage; let us attack with
the ferocity of tigers."
Amlomg .a number of letters wWoh
were read inlto -the testimony.- ucK
dressed t?? the I. W. W. headquarters.'
was one&rom a wtornan' teacher in a
private", sciho*)! asking fcr . literature
suitable fctf boys of high school ape.
The letter was dated Sfclina, Kan.,
The writer reccmonended that noth
ing be sent "so venomous as to an
tagonize at the outeet."
The commtittee held an executive
session this afterr/oon and adjourned
to icconvene here next Thursday.
High Cost of Living Blamed on Pol
icy of CWmenceau Cabinet
Paris. July 19.?In a vote in the
Chamber of Deputies yesterday
evening, following interpellations on.
the high cost of living, the Govern
ment was in the minority by four
teen votes.
The issue arose over the order of
the day. The Government accepted
that of Deputy Renard, which im
plied confidence in the Government
but the chamber adopted by a vote
of 227 to 213 a resolution presented
by M. Augagneur. former Minister
of sparine, which the Government
had rejected.
The order of the day of M. Ausr
agneur, adopted by the chamber,
w?s on the high cost of living.
DEMAINE?On Thursday. July 17,
1919, at her residence 819 King St.
ANNA REBECCA, wife of William
H. Demalne. and daughter of the
late Caleb C. and Amanda "Wheeler
Richards. Funeral from her late
- residence on Monday, July 21st.
1919, as 2 o'clock p. m. Interment
private. 170-2c.
WARD?On Friday. July IS, 1910.
d-a-ughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Ward, of Lincolnia, Fairfax county.
Funeral Sunday July 20, at 2 p. m.,
from the residence of parents. Re
latives and friends invited to at
tend. 171-lc
Wants Peace Treaty and
League of Nations
Senator Capper Says President is in
Possession of Pertinent Facts in
Connection With Shantung Case.
President Wilson still is insistent
that the peace treaty and League of
Nation's covenant be ratified without
reservations, Senator Capper (Rep
ublican), Kansas, said yesterday af
ter a conference wiith the Presfider.t at
the White House.
Senator Capper said the President
took the position that adoption of
reservations by the Senate was cer
tain to he m/isirtterprelted abroad and
[ would set a precedent which might be
i fallowed by other nations.
The President pointed out, Senator
Capper said, that if all nations adopt
ed their own reservations and placed
their own interpretations on the cove
nant the real meaning and purpo e of
the League might be vitiated. The
Senator said the President did nol
present arguments, but simply s\iterl
facts, leaving him to draw his own
.Senator Capper said the Shantung
settlement was discussed at length
and t'hat the President appeared to be
in possession of many pertinent and
impoi'taat facts. The Senator defin
ed. however, to say what these were.
Senator McN-ary of Oregon. ..iter
conferring with the President, ?aid
Mr. Wilson had presented facts, which
materially modified first imp re.- ion?
e.f the Shantung settlement. Regard
ing the League of Nations the Ore
gon Senaltor said he found himself
srufastarrtiaHy in accord with the
The funeral of Mrs. William; II.
Deniable, who died Thursday nlj^ht,
will take place at 2 o'clock Men.lay
afternoon from her late residence,
81,9 King,street.
Services will" be conducted by Rev.
Dr. ?. V.> Regesteiv pastor of the
M. E./ Church, South, this city, and
Rev. Dr. j. W. Duffey, of Rockville,
MAI. Interment, which will be pri-.
:vate. will be made' in 'Ivy Hill" cem
House Rejects, 203 to 171. Rider to
Agricultural Bill
Renewed attempts of House Re
publican leaders to repeal daylight
saving through a rider to the 1920
agricultural appropriation bill ver?
defeated in the House yestev lay,
when Republican opponents of re
peal joined with the Democrat; in
voting to eliminate the repeal pro
vision. Immediately afterward, with
out a dissenting vote, the agricul
tural bill, carrying $33,900,000, was
passed and sent to the Senate.
IX memoriam
Tn sad but loving remembrance of
Caroline Mann, who departed this
life one year ago today. July 19.
Sleep on mother and take thy rest,
the battles o'er.
Thou here on earth shall to:! no
Faithful was thrtu through toil and
Now there awaits for thee a crown
of life,
Thou hast crossed the river march
ed on before
Into a better land, camped on its
There thou for me will wait, I am!
coming too
That I may share with thee the
grand review.
By her loving daughter.
171-lp ? Lucinda Mann.
Hotel Humphrey
Room for one, i$6.00 per week.
Room fcr two, S10 per week.
Hot and cold water
Apply to Manager, Hotel Belvoir
Miss Naomi Kidwell, of Howell
Avenue, Del Ray, has gone to At
lantic City with a party of friends .
Mrs. Bates, of M!t. Ida Avenue, is
preparing to go to Newport News,
Va., to join her soldier husband.
Mrs. Anna E. Ellis and daughters,
of Peyton Avenue, Del Ray, Va.,
have returned from a week end visit
from Colonial Beach.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Methodist Church will hold their
next meeting at the heme of Mrs.
Tate on Mt. Ida Avenue, Del Ray.
The Methodist Social, which was to
have been held on Tuesday evening
last, was postponed on account of
A well attended meeting was held
last Monday night at -the Mt. Ver
non School in Del Ray at which sev
| eral questions relating to the wel
fare of the community were discus
sed. The Rev. Dr. Walter Pippin of
the Methodist Church of Del Ray,
who is deeply interested in the wel
fare of this section, addressed the
meeting. Among the questions dis
cussed was playgrounds for the
school children and a.sewerage sys
tem for the town of Potomac. A
large collection was realized for the
benefit of tbe Playgrounds Associa
Assassins Eire on U. S. Provost
Marshal at Coblenz
Coblenz, July .10.?Two Germans
attempted Thursday night to assas
sinate Major George Cockriel, pro
vost marshal of the American forces
in Germany. The major was not
injured. The Germans escaped af
ter firing several shots. ~
The shots were fired at the Pro
vost Marshal from behin'3.
Major Cockriei's home is in St.
Paul, Minnesota.
The attempt to assassinate Ma
jor Cockriel was deliberate and pre
meditated. Cockriel is on the Ger
man secret list.of "marked Ameri
cans," and during the last week he?
received five threat-i.rng letters,
one of which gave him only 2-J
hours _to live.
IMajor Cockriel, accompanied by
a military police officer, was walk
ing along a dark street of Coblenz
at 10 o'clock Thursday night vher
he met two Germans, who begar
firing as soon as they had passed
the Americans, blazing away ovei
their shoulders as they ran. This
probably accounts for their pooi
marksmanship, as neither of the
Americans -was hurt, although seve
ral shots,?-wore ' fired.'-' -
The Germans* proved bettor run
ners than marksmen, as they made
good .their, escape, despite a hot
'chase.. *'
Washington, July' 10;?An epklem
ic of strikes appears to be sweeping
the nation, according to report*
made to the Labor Department and
unofficial advices received here
There is no estimate of the total
number out. D {wands are being
r.'.ade by the strikers for more mo
ney, a shorter 'work day, the right
of collective bargaining and thi
right to organize shop committees.
With seamen on strike all along
the coast, 28,000 railroad shopmen
on sixteen Southeastern roads were
threatening to quit, making de
mands on the Railroad Administra
tion for more money. Machinist.
were striking in Chicago, and build
ing tradesmen were being locked
out. Boston had an elevated rail
road strike.
I West Poiirtt, Va., July 19.?Ur.uni
! mous indorsement of the league of
nations was voted by the Virginia
Press Association yesterday after
noon. This action with the election
of officers closed the annual conven
I desire to express my sincerf
thanks to Columbia Lodge, No. -184
Brotherhood Railroad Trainmen, Bel'lt
Haven Council, J. O. A. M., and man?
ether friends for their aid and sym
pathy in connection with the death o4
my hufbar.'d, James M. O'Neil, at the
Potomac Railroad Yards last Sunday
Edna O'Neill.
Open evenings and Sundays, Alex
andria Auto Supply, 104 Soutl
Washington street.- 149-ti
Palmer Instructs District
! Attorney to Start Prose
cutions at Once
Quaker City Saloons Sell 2.7f> Beer
?Government to I'ljasecute All
Who Defy the Law.
Philadelphia. July 20.?Wholesale
arreste of per.se ns selling 2.75 per
cent. beer in Philadelphia are ex
pected to follow an order Issued yes
terday by the Department of Justice
at Washington.
Instructions have been sent to Un
ited States District Attorney Kane,
here, to begin prosecutions at once
against all persons selling beer con
tusing an alcoholic content of more
than one and one-half per cent.
District Attorney Kane, up until a
te hour tast nierht. had not received
the order. lie refised to state what
action he would take until full in
structions are received from Washing
The. move on the part of.the De
partment. acting under orders from
Attorney General Palmer, followed
receipt yesterday c!f the fuli text
cf Judge Dickinson's decision, which,
according to the view af the Depart
ment, sustains the contention of the
Government as to tht> legal percen
tage of alcoholic content permitted in
the bevrags offrdtoreuh WaJdtasdr
the Leverages offered for sale.
The instructions to District Attor
ney Kane were contained in a letter
prepared by Assistant United States
Attorney Witiiam L. Frier son, in
charge of the enforcement of prohi
bition legislation for the D:-p:ir;mer.l
cf justice.
Mr. Fricrson staid last night aJ
Washington uhat the agents of the
Rur-Cuti of Investigation of the De
Pi!i tmcnsfc would undertake to find out
the facts ,concerning tlhose who ar^
tn:1 prescribed amour.'t cf alcohol. In
addition, he indicated that the police
department in Philadelphia would b;1
? r-ked by. District Attorney Ivane
fv '? . ? * ?
irrest all found guilty anil have them
taken before the Ur.f'fced; States Gem -
-missioner. ? ?
^'pealon^fipf the decision of-.Tudg:?
Dickinson,; A^siifcaijit ''?Attorney1-' Gcr.-.
'>;%Erjer-son sard:."' ";.v~ ' f
"Judge Dickinson detained to pass
.?in the demurrer n >w, helding that
?/he question is one to he decided cn
'he trial of the case, rather thar. on
iemurrer. He took occasion, however,
to say that he was in accord with the
>pinion delivered by Judge Thompson,
it Pittsburgh, which held that all beer
containing as much a sone-hal/f of one
per cent of alcohol was prohibited.
"As the questicn was fully arg
ued before Judge Dickinson, the De
partment takes this statement to
clearly indicate what his ruling will
be at the trial.
''Instructions have, therefore,
been given for the arrest and pros
ecution of all persons found manu
facturing or selling.so called 2 3-4
per cent, at the in that district.
The decision of Judge Dickinson
adds one more to the list that is al
ready either conflicting or slightly
different in character. That of
Julire Rose, of Baltimore, support
ed the right to deal in 2.75 per cent,
beer, while that of Judge Thomp
son, of Pittsburgh, was in substanti
ation of the government's stand on
the alcoholic percentage above
which the beverage was held as in
The difference between Judge
Dickinson's decision and that of
Judge Thompson does not lie in the
question of alcoholic content, hence
the action determined upon today
by the Department of Justice as to
the means to be taken in Philadel
phia and generally throughout th?
Eastern District against violators of
tch law. The department will ap
peal the Baltimore decision to the
Supreme Court and will also ask
that the case be put well to the
Attend A. L. Cohen's BIG JULY
frcnt for consideration at the resist
ing early in October. >
Imprisonment for not exceeding
one year, or a fine of not more than
?$1,000. or both, at the discretion of
the court, faces every brewer ani
salconkeopr who is now selling 2.7n*
per cent, beer, in violation of thJ
| law*.
Ignorance of the law* is hold to bo
no excuse and the saloon men and
brewers who today open their places
will, Federal oillciais declare, have
certain prosecution to reckon with.
iNinety per cent of all saloons in
Philadelphia were open yesterday
for the saie of 2.7~> beer, and. ac
cording to Neil Bonner, president of
the Retail Liquor Dealers' Assccia
tion, they writ remain open until
they reccivc definite notice from
the Federal authoritie s to shut
down, or unless they are advised
to quit by counsel today.
Meanwhile, two arrests were. mad>
yesterday. One is a saloonkeeper,
accused of selling whisky, and the
ether, his bartender, One of the
city's numerous breweries, sent out.
word to its customers, advising
them not to buy beer until the ques
tion of its legality under the 2.7">
per cent, standard had been fixe! bv
the Unietd States Supreme Ccurt.
Mr. Kane expects to receive orders
to prosecute some time today. Dr
partment of Justice agents hav:
been obtaining samples of the bever
ages sold at many saloon's and ev
erything is ready for the jury tiiais.
which have been indicated by Judge
Dickinson, of the United States Dis
trict Court, as the real method of
testing out the issue in Philadel
Committee Soon to Submit Plans to
City Council For Ratification
The committee of the Chamber ci
the Commerce of the "Wihite Way"
for King street held a meeting yes
terday afternoon in the rooms of thai
organization whiieh was presided cvei
by J. WMJiam May, chairman.
Attending the meeting were r pre
senltatives of the various pirblfic utiT
tics interested, city officials, member
of the committee and cithers.
The plans for the proposed "Whit
Way" were practically agreed vpc
and within a short time it is state
that- the matter will be submitted t
?he Oity Council for the consider;
Salvation Army Sunday School
2:30, Salvation meeting. S p. m.
iSjjt.' Mary's Catholic Church, Rev.
Louis Smet, rector, masses at 7, 0
anil II o'clock.
' .St. Pa'uUs' P. E. Church, Rev; Dr.
P. P. Phillips, rector, services: .Sun
day School. 9:30 a. m.; Men's I?-ibk
Class, 9:41 a. m.; service at 11 a
m., and evening service, 7:30 p. m.
Services at Methodist Protostnnv
Church will bo as follows tomorrow
Sunday School. 0:30 sharp, pre .ch
ins* by pastor, G. .T. Hill 11:00 a. m.
Endeavor service, 7:15 p. m.. pre.-.ch
insr, 7:45 p. m. Themes?a. m..
''The Unrest of the World" p. m.,
"That Which is Lost."
''.Jesus Receives Sinners," will be
the topic of thc: discourse by th;
pastor tomorow morning at rmjv.an
ucl Lutheran Church. After th'
sen-ice there will be a meetintr of
the members to discuss a letter t
the congregation from the S\ no'i
Church Heard. Sunday School am:
"Rihle Clasis at 9:30 a. ni.
Serviced at the Second Presbyter
ian Church at !1 a. m., and 8 p. m.
sermon by Dr. M. P. Lanvbdin. of
Montgomery, W. Va. 'His son. Mr.
A. P. Lamhdin. director of vocal
cutlure. Coker College, S. C.. will
sine at both services. Sun lay
School, 0:30 a. m.; Christian En
deavor. 7:15 p. m.
Rev. E. V. Repeater, the pastor,
will preach at 11 a. m.; and Rev. H.
P. Hamimill, D. D.. the presiding1
elder, will preach at 8 p. m. tomor
row at the M. E. Church. South,
west side of South Washington
Street, near Kinjc street. Men! come
to the Henry K. Field Bible Class
in the Yotin? Peoples' Building, at
0:45 a. m. Get a good start for the
Go with the Council of .Jewish Wo
men on their excursion to Marshall
Hall, Tuesday, July 22. Boat leaves
Cameron street wharf 10:30. a. m.,
3 and 7 p. m. 170?lc.
A meeting: of th Elks' excursion
committee will be held at 11 o'clock
?Mr. Harry V. Moore, left last
week for a two weeks' trip to the.
northern states and Canada.
Mrs. W. F. White and little son.
Master W. F. White, Jr., have gone
to Mlddleburg, Va.. for the summer.
(Mrs. B. H .Cook has just received
a telegram that her husband, Ber
nard H. Cook, has arrived safely
from overseas.
Mr. Walter Henry Cloe. ticket
clerk, Union Station, accompanied by
his mother, left yesterday for an ex-,
tended western trip.
The Alexandria High School an
nual is now on sale at the drug
store of J. E. W. Timberman, King
and Washington streets.
Charles A. Dean has sold to Max:
and Annie S. Sperling the thre'.*
story building and dwelling at the
northwest corner of Fairfax and
Franklin streets, formerly the prop
erty of W. P. Graves.
Mi's. Inez L. Maney, of 228 North
Alfred street, has received word that
her husband, Sergeant Eddie L.
Maney has arrived safely from over
<eas, having served 10 months with
the 12th Field Artillery.
The many friends of Capt. Con
rad Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Johnson, this city, who for
several years was captain of the old
Alexandria Light Infantry, will be
.?lad to learn that he had been pro
moted to major in the regular
Miss Estelle Wade, of Richmond,
Virginia, is spending her vacation
with Mr. and Mrs. George M. Rey
nolds, Braddock. They also have
with them for the week end Miss
Rubie and Nancy West, of Barbours
ville. Virginia, and Mrs. Maple, of
Miss Lillian J. Ward, thirteen
years old, died yesterday morning- at
the residence of her parents, Lin
colnia, Fairfax county, Mr. and Mr.s
James Ward. Her funeral will take
place at 2 o'clock tomorrow after
noon from her late residence and
burial will be made in St. Paul's
cemetery at Lincolnia.
"Ferdinnad " L/ E. Randall, three'
months old, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Randall, died this morning'
at his parents' residence, St. Elmo,
Alexandria county.
International President ??McDowell,
of the Boilermakers of America, lasti
night addressed an open meeting
held in the Opera House of em
ployes of the Virginia Shipbuilding
Corporation. He requested all lab
oring men to support the candidacy
of J. W. Collins for the state legis
lature in the coming primary. A>
committee also was appointed to en
deavor to have the War Department
sell some of the surplus army sup
ply of food in Alexandria.
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Reynolds
c-ntertained quite a number of young
folks last evening at their home,
"Maple Terrace," Braddock. in honor
of the 15th birthday of thc-ir son,
Purvis. All kinds of games were
played during the evening. The in
clemency of the weather prevented
them from enjoying the spacious
lawn. At ten o'clock they were in
vited into the dining room where thr
table was spread with all the good
things of the season. After a most
delightful evening they left at a late
The Health Department wishes to
announce that all persons desiring
to be inoculated against typhoid fe
ver will receive this treatment free
of charge at the Health Office, City
Hall, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, from 1 to 5 p. m.
The Department urges that all
persons who have not received such
iuocuiation, take advantage of this
opportunity. ? -
P- Tames J. Garvey,
JGG ' K ?' -1th Officer.

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