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tomorrow. ESTABLISHED 1784. Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and',Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern "Virginia. AT.TT1YANDRTA GAZETTE THURSDAY. JULY 24, 1919. VOL. CXXXV?No. 175. WANT SURPLUS AiV FOOD III mis CITf I Mass Meeting of Citizens \ Saturday Night in 1 Opera House REPORT WILL BE MADE ! Labor Organization and Others De- j sire to Reduce H. C. L., By Getting j Car Load of Army Food. Citizens of Alexandria are anxious ! to secure a car load of the army sur- j phis food to be sold, at cost to all j residents of Alexandria who desire j same. Steps to secure such are to be taker: ! at a mass meeting which will be hel<l at 8 o'clock Saturday night in the opera house to which all citizens, both men arnd women, are invited to at tend. Fir sit steps toward securir.-r from the War Department sonu* of the surplus food were taken lr Boilermakers Union No. 3G9 at a meeting held recently. This organization appointed a i*m mfttee to take up the matter with the War Department. This committee sub sequently made a report on the propo sition to the Alexandria Trades Coun have the food brought to this city. Details for completing the arrange ments have been' left in the hands of a com/mittee cojreposed of M. B. Thompson, M. T. Burns, G. L. Jus tice, J. W. Collins It is stated by the committee in charge that- they already have se cured the co-operation of a number of oi'ty officials in the matter. Any responsible person who r.iay be designated may have the food sent in their name. The food whi<0wi* is ?proposed to distribute consists cf canned meats and vegetables. The committee in charge of the ar rangements for securing the food ask? that every man and woman interested attend the mass meeting Saturday night. Only a limited supply of the food is to be sold to each person and none w.ill be offered at wholesale. GIRL IS SHOT Rifle Father Loaded for Groundhogs ? " ' Kills'Daughter . !Gree.nsbur.g?Pa? July 24.?While, playing with-a loaded rifle vhich her father, Jesse McDevitt, a prom inent farmer of Bell township, had loaded for groundhogs and'then left in the kitchen, Rosella MoDevitt, 14 years'-old j*was instantly killed Tues day evening. Deputy Coroner Hor ner censured the father for care lessness in leaving a loaded gun in so bijtsy a spot as the kitchen. , McDevitt had set the rifle down in the kitchen and ; a short vtime later the father, mother and son left the room. Seeing the gun. Rosella ask ed a .younger sister, Annette, aired 10, tor put; the gun away. The latter handed the loaded rifle across the table;and as Rosella reached for the weapon it was discharged, the ball enterinqr the elder girl's left side, penetrating the heart. Exclaipiing: "Mother, I am shot," the little girl fell lifeless. HUGE AERIAL WARSHIP England Plans Flyinf* Monster Big ger by Far Than R-34. London, July 24.?Within a few months the Royal Air Force will possess - an. airship half as! large again as the R-33 and R-34. Such a ship is now under construction by Armstrong, Whitworth and Company at their Elswick works. ? where the R-33 was built, according to the Daily Mirror. The new ship will not be an aer ial liner, but another and greater warship. Therefore it will not be provided with passenger accommo dations. The crew will have com fbrtable quarters and there will probably be space fcr an officers' mess. The tegular meeting of Randolph Chapter No. 3, K. R. C-. and La-4 fayette Council No. 2, K. K.. will be held in the Masonic Temple Monday, July 25th, 1919, at 7:30 p. m. Busi ness of importance. F. W. Latahm, 32 degree K. C. C. H. 173-4C. - Secretary. HUNS PLAN TO RAISE MONEY Hiuje Indemnity to be Met by Special 'luxation Program Berlin, July 24.?Germany's finan cial program calling for the raising of 25,000,000,000 marks annually, agreed [ upon by Mathi'as Enibenger, minister of finance, and a group of exports, was published today by the North German Gazette. The conference was said to be in complete agreement on the financial reforms. Eight biHion mark* will be obtain ed by war taxes, according to the Ga zette's summary of the proposed plan. The remaining 17,000.0(H),000 must be raised from new sounces. The first of these will be a heavy increase in the tax on business turnovers. The ?ec . "the imiperial sacrifice to needs.'' The third new set of taxes will be on the necessaries of life. An important part of the program will be the imperial ?income tax which will bp a tax cn profits from invested capital. These capital profits will be taxed from 25 to 30 per cent., accord ing to a newly evolved system that is intended to eliminate inequalities and protect small capitalists from being overburdened. The new imperial income taxes sre expected to be in operation by April 1, 1920. A large army of officials will be needed to handle the taxation sys tem. child GRASPED LIVE WIRE It Was Dangling From Street Light And She Was Badly Burned Philadelphia, .July 24.?Catherine Cassidy, 8 years old, No. 3327 North Nineteenth street, was severely burned and narrowly escaped death yesterday when she touched a live electric wire. .She was taken to her home, and is in a serious condition. She was at the corner of Nine teenth and Westmoreland streets, where an electric wire had been torn loos from thearc light above. The wire was dangling, and as she pas sed she touched it-. Her left hand became *ast. and i?>n she attempt ed to break her hold with her right hand it also berame fixed to the wire. Charier t.iraham, of Trenton, and Miss Theresa Knierinam, who were with the cfcifd, tried to null her away, but were severely shcckcd. They summoned help, and the child was taken to; her home. Her family physician says it is remarkable that she -was net killed. ; BLOWS HIMSELF TO BITS : Man Tired of -Matrimony,.Quarreling, and IJ. C. L.. Dies by Dynamite ' Johnstown, Pa.,-July - 2-1.?Follow ing, a quarrel with his wife Tues day night, Stanley Muscabage, aged 38 years, ..employed by Springfield Coal 'Company, cf Nant-V-C.lo, left home, obtained two sticks of dyna nvite, adjusted the caps, lit the fuse and sat on the explosives. Follow ing: the explosion, which blew Mus cabage to bits, ar. undertaker and assitants with buckets picked up pieces of the remains, many being found 100. feet away. Children play ing in the neighborhood yesterday morning found bits of Muscabace'? flesh. Muscabage before ending his life declared he was tired of quarreling, the high cost of living and married life. RICHMOND PHYSICIAN DEAD. Dr. James B. Simmonds Victim of Apoplectic Stroke Richmond. Va., July 24.?Victim of an apoplectic stroke, Dr. James Burton Simmonds, 50 years old. well known practicing physician of this city, formerly from Lancaster, his native county, was found dead this morning in the bath room of his home in Highland Park. A few mo ments after he was fatally stricken, the body was prostrate on the floor by his son, GorXon Simmonds, who recently returned from overseas. Dr. Simmonds wqs a son of the late Dr.. James Simmonds, of Lan caster Courthouse. CLEARANCE SALE BIG JULY CLEARANCE SALE of men's clothing, shoes and furn ishings at Abe L. Cohen's, 418 King Street. 13-6c. FURNISHED ROOMS Hotel Humphrey Room for one, $6.00 per week. Room for two, $10 per week. Hot and cold water Apply to Manager, Hotel Belvoir 169-3c * Three Crews to Participate in Events in Monumental City Tomorrow LOCAL BOYS PREPAREI Alexandrians Will Leave Washing ton For Baltimore at 1 O'clock To morrow Afternoon. The Old Dominion Boat Club will have two entries in the regatta '.hat will be hold in Baltimore Saturday, In the junior quad race the following will complete, stroke, Allen Roberts, number three. Francis Summers, r.um ber two Harry Howard, number one, L. Deeton. first substitute, A. F:ied iar.der. In the junior double, stroke, Francis Summers, bow, Allen Robvrts. These crews have been carefully trained by coach, Carl J. Mueller. They are in fine physical condition and are expected to give a good ac count of themselves in the event? for which they are entered. Th nuad will carry a shell from the Old Dominion Boat Club but \h? crew cf the double on account of dam age to their shell yesterday, will have to use a borrowed shell. It is expected that a numbr from this city will attend the regatt-i on Saturday and the crew, together with the Washington crows and delegation, will leave Union Station, Wushirgtcn by the B and 0 Railway at 1 p. m. A cordial imitation is extended to ail friends who desire to attend to icin the party. Messrs. Francis Summers and Al ien Roberts the crew of the junior double- had the misfortune to have their shell strike a submerged raii ?vav tie rear the Marine Railway ai>d Shipbuilding Companies wharf, while ?hey were practicing yesterday even ing. cracking the shell for a distance of three or four feet at the fir.. By putting on full speed they were with in about twenty feet of the Old Dom inion Boat Club float when the boat sunk under them and they swam in bringing the boat with them. This ac cident will put the shell out of ::om-< mission for the regatta at Baltimore July gttth and the crew will row in a 'sheii borrowed for the occ?sibr. JAPANESE ENTEIt DENIAL ?j>aris Delegation Says Shantung Set tlement Was Not Forced by Racial Clause Action Paris. July 24.?The Japanese del egation to the peace confeicnce >e.? trday issued a denial of assertions that the Shantung settlement in the German peace treaty was in ex change for the withdrawal of the Japanese contention regarding the racial clause in the league of na tions covenant. SUSPECTS LIBERATED Negro With Rifle and Cartridges Arrested and Disarmed Two young negro men arrested here yesterday afternoon as suspic ious characters were brought before th? Police Court this morning and dismissd with the understanding that they leave t:ie city at once. When taken in custody cne of the pair had fifty-nine calibre ^ cart ridges in his pocket. He had pur chased the ammunition in this city, but dealers had refused to sell either cf them pistojs. They hailed from Washington. Late yesterday afternoon a n:gro who said ho was IS years old was arrested on South Patrick street c* I tended while armed with a i.flc. I.e I had many ball cartridges in ta i pockets. He was later bromrh be I foro the Police Court when he testl I lied that he had purchased the eun ! from a store in this city a year ap>. ! ho havinfr paid flften dollars for the weapon. He was told that he would ho required to leave the sun and cartridges with the police. . i POTOMAC FISH COMPANY will | have on sale tomorrow and balance of week- trout, butterfish. small white percb. catfish, fresh Span ish mackerel, crab meat, clams, river melons at all prices. C. H. Zimmerman, Proprietor. Phone 198. 1,0"lp' I FREE LECTURE FOR WOMEN Lieut. Winfrec, U. S. Public Health Service, Sunday to Speak on ''The End of the Road." Lieut. C. R. Winfree, of the Uni ted States Public Health Service, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Richmond Theater entitled, "The End of the Read." The affair will be free and will be under the aus pices of the United Stat?s Public Health Service. All women of the .city are invited to attend. No woman under six teen years of age will be admitted it is announced. This lecture is pari; of educational | propaganda of the United States | Public Health Service and fhe same lecture a'.ready has been delivered in many cities in the United States. W IffilW TO BE HELD TONIGHT Twelve Palefaces Will Be Made Red Men by Semi nole Tribe WORK BY LOGAN TRIBF / '' I.ocal Tribe Plans Big Welcome Home CeleraMon for Its Forty-Seven Heroes October 8. Twelve ''palefaces" will receive the ritualistic work of making them full fledged Red Men at a meeting of Seminole Tribe of which will be held tonight. The degree work will be conferred by a team from Logan Tribe No. 8, Washington, Accom panying the team will be a large delegation of mcmlber* of the order from Washington. The visiting Red Men will journ ey to this city in autcmobiles and the work will take place at Odd Fellows' Hall. Arrangements are being made by Seminole Tribe of Red Men for a biu" entertainment in honor of the re turned heroes of the tribe. This tribe has the distinction of having had forty-seven of the mem bers in the service during the world war. The welcome home planned for Qie J returning members is slated to be heJd Octocbr S. . '?1 : ?44- -i TROOPS ORDEREIX TO j , MINES BRITAIN ? " ' | London July 24.?Troops are tnov ; ing into the Yorkshire area affected j by the coal strike. Sir Eric Gedde? the government's representative, ex plained the move was for the protec tion of the r.avy men engaged ?i keeping the mine pumps in operation Sir Eric bid emphasis on the stat" rrent that *ho troops would be kep out "f sieht n? much as possible an ! that the poli(|j would be responsibl' | for the protection rf citizens. ITp sen: teiegranls ulso to the lord mayor ar.d cov.r.clls of the principa1 (itijs find towns i:i Yorkshire, Lan cash're. Nottinghamshire and Derby ?hire, cmphasrzing the necessity c restricting the use of coal and not: fying them that drastic restrietir will he ]?ut upon railroad service. Ten thousand miners in Notting ham-hire refused to go to work ve? t.?rday. in support of the Yorkshire ???irikc. Altogether, more than a quar t< v of million mine workers are idle ' C HARGES ASSAULT TO GET NEW DRESS | Greensburg, Pa.. July 24. Desire to get rid of her old mountain dress fo? a new and prettier one "just like the c:ty girls wear," caused thirteen-year old Emma Enas, who lives on Rural , Ridge, to invent a story of a brutal attack having been made upon her while she was returning home Satur day evening. The girl admitted this after an armed posse, headed by the girl's : Esther and her brothers, had searched the hillsides for the gang which she said attacked her. State police nkn searched. NOTICE Until further notice the tel^ihone number of Dr. E. A. Gorman will be j Sf>7. ' . 175-3p. Normal Conditions Prevail-1 ed in Streets Last 1 Night SHOT AT BY A NEGRO Fiend Fires Two Shots From Pistol at Mar. and Woman at Sixteenth and A Street* Southeast. The atmosphere of rancor and lace bitterness that had recently shed its mantle of bloodshed and turbulence over the District cf Columbia was lifted last night, again it was safe for the law abiding citizen to stroll in the downtown section of the city. The police and military authorities were prepared to quell any further outbreak. Besides the hundreds of sol diers, fully armed, who watched the potential sources of trouble, 1,000 more were held in reserve, ready for action at a moment's notice, but their services were not needed. The reaction has apparently set in and the police department as well as the military authorities have had hundreds of law abiding citizens ten der their prood will to abate the an?ry feeling's that crystallized into turmoil. On her way home from the theater in company with her brother. Ed ward Toomey, Mrs. Emmett Brer? aan, living at 1017 A street south east, was shot at by a negro at Six teenth and A streets southeast. Mrs. Brennai. immediately unoR her arrival home, 'phoned headquar ters and a detail of police was rushed to the scene of the shootiner. According to her statement .a gang of fifty ne^ro men nn<l womc*n were standing on the corner of Sixteenth ar.d A streets southeast and as she passed, a man stepped from the group and fired two shots at her. No arrests have been made. Neither Mrs. Brennan or her brother could give a description of the m:in who did the shooting. SCORES DRV CONGRESSMEN* Baltimore, July 2L? Organized labor took a, shot at the Maryland !; . : ? , ; Congressmen cwhi> .voted .-foil the dr-as- ? tic "dry" bill'jin: Congress Tuesday at. a meetmgVof the.. Baltimore ' Federa ;i;on of Mj><>r lastJ.u'ig)i'V' ResoJutionj ww- passed retiring the "secretory to write to Congressman Benson, Zihlman. and Andrews that the fed rration had taken notice of the vote on the. dry bill "and wiil remember ? them when it e^mes time for their re-election." Tie matter was also re ferred to the political league of the federation, with instructions to moke .t an . issue nt the next meeting of the State Labor Political League. Congressman Benson came in for most of the criticism of the delegates since he had been consistently "wet" rght up to the final vote on the measure. I A motion to send a letter of thanks to Congressmen Linthicum. Co any. and Mudd f->r their opposition to the "dry" bill was carried unanimously. mrplane beats stork BY TEN MINUTES New York, July 2-1.?In the first race ever scaped between a stork ami ;:n airplane, the stork lost by ten minutes. Byron Brock?, r.aval architect, the j winner, was on Statcn Island when he received the summons. He motor ed to Mineola, rented an aero-taxi, and paused only to send the follow ing message: "Coming by air. Ask Jean to wait". Brooks made the entire seventy five mile trip from Staten Island to East Hampton, Long Island, in 1 i hour and 22 minutes. Spend t^e Week End at POTOMAC OR COLONIAL BEACH Steamer E. Madison Hall Leaves Robe-rts Wharf Every Saturday 3 p. m. Returning Leave Colonial Beach Sunday 5 p. m. Round Trip SI.25 Hall Steamboat Co. , . R. H. Hancock, agent . 175 2p. MOTHER'S TERRIBLE DEE!) College Professor's Wife Relieved l)eraneed as Result of Influenza Last Fall Grove City, Pa.. July 24.?Mr?. K. R. Welch, aired 31. and her tl:reo children, Richard, years old; Wil liam, 3, and Timothy. IS mon>ths. are dyinu in the Grove City Hospital a". the result of poison administered, ; is said, by Mrs. Welch yesterday af ternoon while temporarily demented as the result of an attack of in fluenza last fall. Mi's. Wt ich is th.1 wife of the head of the Department of Animal Husbandry of Pennsyl vania State College. who was on his way from State College to his horn, when the poisoning occurred. Neighbors first learned of the trouble in the Welch home when they heard the children scream in? on th.'1 i second floor of the home and saw I Mrs. Welch staggerinir about th?, nmvh of her home. - Workmen who ! were passing the house asked Mrs. j We! -h what was the matter and it is ; said she told them that after *rivir.*r ; vhe children several tablets each, telling the two older ones that sh? was jrivin.tr them medicine, she lock ed them in a room and swallowed ! several of the tablets herself. Mrs. Welch is said to have been i:i poor health and told friend* she was losing weight every day. A phy: icia." who examined her at the hospital said he thought her mind was affect ed, although her actions about her home were normal and she was wc enough so that her husband was ah! to attend to his duties at State Coi lrge. WATER TRAPS CARRIER Two Storm Swollen Streams I fold Him a Prisoner for Hours Luray, Va.. July 2-1.?The climax of northern Virginia's five days of almost incessant rain came late last evening in what was believed to b<_ a cloud burst in the foot hills of the Mr.ssanuten mountains, five miles, northwest of Luray. Randolph Bar bee, a rural mail carrier from Lu ray, was caught between two stream". that come down from the mountains and was held a captiv for hours with his horse, uwgot: - and mail between the two walls c water. To have attempted to cross cithc? of the streams would have mean' carrying the mail mr>f.. horse, wair on and mvl to the Shenandoah river a short, distance away, so for hours j the carrier was compelled to sit in his wagon and await the failing of the streams. ? WOlili.MAN; lULI,E!> ..BY I \X Was Struck by Rapidly Revolving Blade and Skull Crushed Philadelphia. July ?_>!.?Alexander Kierly, 211 Bellevue street, was instantly killed when he was struck by a rapidly revolving fan at his place of employment. IIo was t- leer, to the Women's College Hos ital with a crushed skull and was d -ad when the institution was rea? hod. He was employed at the P -nn sylvania Lawn Mowr Works. T-.ven ty-third and Turner streets. It is not known how he came to bo so near the fan. LIRE FOLLOWS BLAST IN OIL PL VNT Bayonne, N. J.. July 21.?Follow ir.jr an explosion early today, fire broke out in the huge plant of tV Texas Oil Company. All Bayonne's fire fighting force j was sent to fight the flames. A oral j.larm was turned in. Buildings two miles from the plant v.** r" shaken by the blast. The injured were taken to hospitals ? Some, it was said, were burned an-} others were suffering from Ju .ker. bones. FREE ENEMY ALIENS SOON Interned Civilians, Except Those Guilty of Anarchistic Moves, to be Released i Washington, July 24.?All inter ne;! civilian enemy aliens, except these guilty of advocating doctrines .and those who desire to be reparia ted, will be given their freedom soon by the United States. STANDARD GASOLINE 25c Open evenings and Sundays, Alex andria Auto Supply, 104 South j Washington street. 149-tf PRICE ONE CENT MB I9UI < m TOLD IS BRIEF Mrs. Edward A. Gorman and Miss Marian Regina Gorman left today for Linden, Va.f Master Edward A. Gorman is in the Xaverian Brothers' camp at Leonardtuwn, Md. I.ocai Xo. oi!9. Boilermakers and Shipbuilders will hold a meeting at S o'clock tomorrow night in the* Opera House for the purpose ot electing a president. A report also will be made by the committee 011 store and treasury. Charles Mc Gowsn. organizer of the boilermak ers. A. F. L., will be present and address the gathering. Subscribers to the Gazette arc re quested to pay the bills to the coilcc tor when he calls. Owing to the re duced price, of twenty-live cents ner month, at which the paper is sold, it is far from profitable and takes entirely too much time to be forced to make more than one call for such bills. Hereafter subscribers unable to pay when the collector calls will have papers discontinued without further notice. SUNNY SKIES TODAY End of Eight-Day Deluge and Suimy Slues to Continue "'Fair and warmer" is the weather Man's prediction for tomorrow. Af'er e'ght cloys rnd nights of ai .iy.se continuous rainfall the sk.'s cleared yesterday and. except for an occasional shower, remained so the greater part of rhe day. At the Weather Bureau last n!$ht the forecaster declared tire record breaking rainy spell over, and pre dicted sunny skies for the remainder of the week, with gentle westerly nnd southwesterly winds. Tiic uf-up will mean that the rr*.I . r Alexandria may restuiV ?.heir midsummer activities, neces sarily discontinued during the rai*i Saint Swithen has demonstrated o?rdusivcly that h* is not the po'. ?jii sa:i t of the shopkeepers. USE MACHINE GUNS IN BERLIN RIOTING Berlin. July 21.?Despite the warn ing of Minister of Defense Noske tions of the independent socialists, the latter attempted to carry out their plans, resulting in the use of machine guns by the government force?. Several persons were wounded and a number arrested. BRYAN I.IKELY TO ENTER RACE Lincoln, NVo.. July 24.?A flutter of interest acccompanied William J. Bryan's recent visit to his homo city. The question was a?ked if anything he said or d:d indicated any willingness to become a candi date for the Presidency. Those who talked with him on politics say he is not a candidate, but they a Id it would not be surpris ing to see him in the field before the end of four or five months. ABYSSINIAN PRINCE TAKE PLANE HOME AS SOUVENIR New York, Juiy 21.?An American airplane and an automobile are among the ''souvenirs'' which will be taken home by Prince Dedja/.match Xadao. head of the Abyssinian mis sion to President Wilson when that descendant of Kins Solomon and the Queen of Sheba returned with his retinue to sail for home after a week of sight seeing in Now York. TN MEMORIAM In memory of THOMAS W. COOK, who was drowned in France, Feb ruary 24, 1910. Dear little flag with a star of gold, Stands for a son that went afar, And though his grave we may not see. Our boy will never forgotten be. He left his home in perfect health, He looked so young and brave, We little thought how soon it was That he would be iaid in a soldier's grave. Bv his mother, brothers, and sisters. 17~>-lp. FISH DAY TOMORROW! Spanish mackerel, large Jersey butterfish. salt water croakers, clamp and'-'a few choice watermelons. Sanitary Fish Market, Stall No. 2, City Market. Phone 735, Open till 5 7). m. 175-1 p.