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VOL. CXXXV?No. 179.
President Indicates Treat}
May Go To Senate
Wilson Visits Capitol And Confers
With Democratic Senators.?Dis
cusses Tour of County.
Senators who conferred witih Presi
dent Wilson during his visit to the
Capitol late yesterday said that the
President planned to submit Im
mediately, probably today, the French
treaty, under which the United States
and Great Britain would aid France
in even't of aggression by Germany.
President Wilson remained at the
Capital abou't an hour, engaging in
discusfs'ion with Democratic Senators
of many questions regarding the
peace treaty.
No indioation was given by the
President, Senators said', regarding
whe'n he may give further informa
tion to the Senate on the Shantung
provision of the treaty. The question
of reiserviaitions, it was said, was only
briefiy discused.
It was understood that the Presi
dent would not appear before the
Senate to preisent the Frenlch treaty,
as he hiad indicated in his address pre
senting the peace treaty, but that
would be sen/t to the Senate ar z
communication from the President.
The President also discussed his
plans to tour the country for the
treaty and is understood to have in
timated.' thait the tr'.p migh't not be
made as socn a's ha?l: been expected.
Semptors got the impression th'at the
President Was holding in abeyance
planis for starting the trip but it was
said that Mir. Wilson seemed to b? in
no doubt that he would go before the
country sooner or later.
Before going to the Capitol the
President conferred with a number of
Democratic Senator at the White
Democratic Leader Celebrates as he
Recovers His Health'
Senator Martin,; Democrat"? Iiad
er in the'Senate, now recuperating
at his' home, "Charlottesville, from
a breakdown due to overwork, to lay
celqbrated his seventy-second birth
day anniversary..- He was born at ?
Scottsvilles Va., July 29, 1847. His
term in the Senate began March 4,
1895, and he is now the rank'ng
Democrat in point of service, and,
next to Senator Lodge. Republican
leader, outranks aVl o;her senators
in years of service.
He was majority leader during
the War Cangress and at the same
time chairman of the appripriations
committee, which appropriated a
total of war expenditures amounting
to the enormous sum of almost
$50,000,000,000. Seantrs Martin and
liankhcad, of Alabama, are the only
surviving officers who served in the
Confederate army left in the Senate.
After nearly two hours' debate
and while the temperature in the
chamber was ti0vc:iiv around the
100 mark, the House yesterday vo
ted to repeal the 10 per cent, tax on
soda water and ice cream.
The House also passod, without a
record vote, the bill for reduction of
the war tax on fruit juices as urged
by Western producers. Members
said the tax. fixed at 2 cents a gallon,
was a flat reduction from 2S cents,
estimated. All amendments were re
jected from the bill, which applies to
non alcoholic beverages, including
loganberry, grape and apple juice.
Without a a record vote the House
adopted a resolution providing for a
recess from \ngust 2 to September
2. During this time the Senate is
expected to be continuously at work
on the peace treaty. The Senate ap
proved the House recess resolution
without discussion.
Grand Theatre tonight. The great
Chinat&wn Exposure of the Barbary
Coast. Lecture by Capt. H. J. Smith.
Were Nieces of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
T. Pilchard
Pocomoke City, Md., July 29.?In
full view of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Pilchard. Misses
[ Margaret and Georgia Pilchard, aped
17 and 15 years respectively, the
nieces of Mr and Mrs. Paul T. Pil
chard, ??* this city, were drowned
while bc.ih.n\ in Salt- River in Ari
zona a days a
Together with their father and
mother the ycung ladies went to the
river to bathe and within fifteen
minutes aftter the -;irh had entered
the water they were drowned. The
younger was the first to find herself
overpowered by the swirl of the
water and her elder sist:>r went to
her assistance. Before other aid
could reach them, both were lost.
Baltimore Drydocks Company Elim
inates Night. Fcrce
One thousand shipyard workers
wc-re thrown out of employment last
night, \.\ien the nigh: shift at the
Bn!t:more Dry Docks and Shipbuild
ing plant was eliminated, as a first
step in the plan for general reduc
tion of forces until contracts -war
rant re employment.
About 500 more will be dropped
this week.
Those Fostering Proposition
of Reducing High Cost
of Living
Orders to he placed at Meeting So As
To (iu?i antee Shipment of Car ;
Load of Food.
Another meeting of those interest- ,
?d in securing for this city a car load <
of army surplus food is; scheduled to !
be held at S o'clock tomorrow night '
:n the auditorium of the Wnr Camp
Community Club.
At tins meeting it is proposed to (
arrange for the placing of orders "so ,
as to help reduce'.the H. .'of L. and- .
V - 1 J
uo give the orders-in so as to enable
the promoters of the proposition, to (
guarantee'.the shipment of ,at least. (
one cartload, which is the minimum
' , 5 (
gov(rn1 merit will ship.
Prompters of the movement urgenl
ly reue's't all interacted to attend this
meeting. It is announced that tho
?roods, which will be offered, are of
'.she highest grade and also that tin
price will be approximately fifty
.rents lower than prevailing market
The committee appointed at a mcet
ng held Saturday night made a re
pori at a meeting which was held last
night, at the residence of Dr. and Mrs
T. M. Jones.
It is announced th'at the goods will
be sold at wholesale prices, no pro
fit being allowed. The only charge
with will be a slight addition to bear
the expenses incident to transporta
Wellington Girl Loses Her Life in
Undertow at Ocean View
Ray Resoi"
Norfolk Va., July 20.?Miss Ma
ble Davis, of Washington, D. C., was
drowned yesterday at the Ocean
View Bay resort, when caught in the
undertow and dragged beyond her
Jesse McGlenny, of Franklin, her
brother in law. who went to her as
sistance. was dragged from the wa
ter in an unconscious condition.
Havinjr been appointed adminis
trator of the estate of the late Wil
liam A. Carr. all persons whom said
estate is indebted are requested to
present their accounts to the under
signed. and all persons indebted to
said estate are requested to make
prompt setteknent with the under
179-2p. - Mrs. Emma Swann.
Try a Gazette classified ad.
Police Unable To Quell
Race Riots Which Break
Out Afresh
Negroes Arc Armed With Knives
And Guns And Throng Streets?
Riots Spread Over City.
Chicago, July 29.?Rioting spread
'to the downtown business district
early today and threatened to create i
a situation that may result in all |
Chicago being placed under martial j
law l.efore nightfall. The situation is I
admittedly getting beyond the con
trol of the police and it seemed prac
tically certain this morning that the
calling cut of State troops would be
Chicago July 29.?.Mayor Thomp
son appealed last night to Gov. Frank
O. Lowden to mobilize a regimen; of
National Guardsmen for immediate
service in Chicago's Mack belt where
sporadic rioting has been in progress
since Saturday afternoon and w'lich
already has resulted in the death of
one negro serious injury to a num
ber of negroes and whites and in
jury to cores of othens.
The action of Mayor Thompson il
was stated ,was taken only after it
police force was inadequate to main
tain order in the five-mile area where
as many as 10 clashes between whites
ar.'d blacks had developed in an hour.
Several hundred negroes, many of
them flashing knives and guns, con
gregated early last night near South
State street and Thirty-fifth. After
nurnfcroiwTminor fights most of them
were dispensed. In one of these out
breaks a white man was -reported
stabbed to death.
In the meantime, special police :md
letectives had cleared other districts
where the outbreaks had become fre
luent during the day. The police said
:he negroes were terror-stricken and
appeared on the streets only in gr;ups
which gathered in alleys and then rar
\t fuii speed Lo their destinations.
The police are making a special cf
Foit to break up secret meetings rf
the negroes in halls and flat build
Numerous riot calls were turned in
?arly lat night, but in a majority of
liases the clashes involved only a score
).r more of blacks and whites.
Frred Kellam, Loses Life in Effort to
Rescue Miss Emily Petrovski
Vv'est Point, Va., July 29.?While
attempting to save ciliss Emily Pe
trovski from drowning. Fred Kel
lam, of Irvington. Va., was drowned
in the Mattaponi River here on Sun
day afternoon.
The tragedy occurred near the
York River Shipyard. Both bo ies
were recovered. Miss Petrovski, in
com.ian * with Miss Mav Panak, two
Kellain brothers and the children of
a Mr. Kellam, wenut in bathing and
the two young women were learn in?
to swim and holding to a plank when
they lost their hold.
Miss Panak was saved.
Miss Petrovski who was orV ?ix.
tjon ;>?crs of age, was in: daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Peir> >k!.
Matthew Hatcher Receives Fatal
Wound From Weapon in Hands
of George Anderson
Danville, Va, July 29.?Matthew
Hatcher, an eighteen year old neuro,
was shot and instantly killed Sun lay
at Subletts Hill, a nearby commun
ity, by George Anderson, a negro of
about the same ag^ he shooting
was accidental.
According to two colored women,
who were the only witnesses, the
youths were examining a loaded re
volver in a rear yard, when Ander.-on
was hoard to say: '"Look, it won't
shoot." and he twirled the pistol
round his finger, which was in the
trigger guard.
Grand Theatre tonight. The great
Chinatown Exposure of the Barbary
Coast. Lecture by Cant. H. J. Smith
girls teeth marks
She Bit Hold-up Man and When Po
lice Got Chauffeur He Showed
Philadelphia July 29.?'Identified by
the teeth marks of his intended vic
tim, James B. 0'Cornell, 27 year?
old, of Summer Grove road. Radnor,
iias been hid by Squire Buekland, of
Bryn Mawr, under \ $800 bail for
court on a charge of liaving hesld up
Miss Gertrude Dever, daughter of
Daniel Dever.
O'Connell was a chauffeur for
Frank T. Griswold, Newt-own Square
Radnor. The Devens are at present oc
cupying their summer home at Rad
nor. According to Miss Dever, she
was rc-tnming: frcm a visit to friends
in the city late Tuesday night. She
insisted on making the way from tho
Sixty-ninth street terminal alone.
After she had walked along the
road from the station for a half mile
she was accosted by a man who want
ed to know the way to a certain point
She answered him and then attempt
ed to let him pas's. Instead of going
.n his way the man grasped her, she
?ai:i, and pressing a revolver to her
side, put his' arm about he.r waist.
Miss Dever, who is cf athletic build
threw the revolver to one side, at
ihe same time catching the man's
hand in her mouth. She bit as hard as |
she could, causing the fellow to re-1
lease his hold. Then she started tr
pummel him umtil he took to his heels.
The* young woman then continued tc
her hoaiie.
When the Radnor police got on the
trai!, the clues led to the Griswo'
home, where O'ConneH was watering
the lawn. He was arrested and taken i
before Squire Buekland. In court 0'- \
Conncii, with his hand bandajred, was i
asked how he got the wound. He said j
he 1 r.rned it on an automobile radia-I
He was forced to remove the ban
dages, displaying the rparks declared i
to have been made by Miss Dever's
teeth. He then said he had stepped
Lf-r, thinking she wfl-i ??;ome one he
knew and that he only intended tc
? tartle her "for fun."
Opening Guns in Senatorial
and Legislative Primary
Fired Tonight
Meetze and Oliver For State Senate
? and Collins For Legislature Political
Oratojs?Others On Program.
Opening guns in the coming demo
cratic primary which will be held Au
gust 5 will be fired tonight in the I
opera house at a big rally under the !
auspices of the Alexandria Trades j
At this rally C. J. Meetze of Prince J
William and Waiter T. Oiiver of Fair-j
fax county, candidates for the nomi-1
nation for state senate to represent
the fourteenth senatorial district, are
slated to speak.
J. W. Collins, who is a candidate ?
for the house of delegates to reprc- !
smt this city and Alexandria county,
in that body, is also slated to make j
an address.
| Mr. Collin's is the only candidate!
j seeking the legislature toga slated
|to speak.
Other candidates for this office are i
John W. May, this city, and Charles
Jesse of Alexandria county. The suc
cessful legislative candidate will rep
resent this city and Alexandria coun
ty in that body.
Others on the program are P. J.
Conle.n, formerly first vice president
of the International Association of
Machinists and Hugh Jeffreys, of the
American Military Reform Associa
This will be the first political speak
ir.g in Alexandria since the opening of
the senatorial and legislative cam
paign. It is expected that there wil*
be.a large gathering present.
Open evenings arid Sundays, Alex
andria Auto Supply, 104 South
Washington street. Id9-tf
IVo Plants of Mutual Icc
Company Manufacture
Sufficient Supply
Many Washingtonians, Whore Short
ago Prevails. Journey Here ir Au
tos and Gel Ice.
There is no likelihood of an ice
shortage here according to state
ments made by representatives of
the Mutual Ice Company. This after
noon. This concern operates Uvo big
plants, one of the foot of Cameron
street and the other at the Potomac
railroad yards.
Both plants are amply adequate
with their daily output not only to
supply Alexandria but also the <-.ur
rour.'diing territory it is stated.
The deman'd for ice during the past
week has been enormous, but never
has there beinig an chance of an ice
famine here it is stated.
The surplus supply of ice kept in
storage has thus far never been real
ly low and Alexandrians arc congra
tulating themselves that the plants
here are amply adequate to meet the
abenmnal demand being made for the
ice during this exceedingly hot spell.
Washington at the present time is
threatened with an ice "famine and
the supply to each customer has great
ly been reduced with a view of see
ing that there is an equal distribu
tion. of ice in that city.
Owing to the scarcity of ice in
Washington hundreds of Washing
tonians during the past few days
have motored to Alexandria and pro
cured in at the different icing sta
tions here.
Negro Shot Following Attempted As
sault Near Ferryman. Md.
Belair, Md,, July 20.?Following an
attack upon Mrs. Mary Wiolfingcr.
who was acting as watchman at r
Pennsylvania Railroad crossing be
tween Short Lane and Ferryman.
Charles Holmes, colored, was proba
bly fatally shot about 0.30 o'clock
vflfrtertfay morning by Richard Jewens
n Ferryman, a foreman on the rail
vosil in an effort to capture the negro
The latter is in the Havre de Grace
Hospital ami State's Attorney Mc
mas states his death may be ex
?ected at any time.
Mrs. Wolfingor. who was acting as
vatemman at the crossing in the ab
cive of her husband, was approached
\v Holmes, and becoming frightened
:t his manner she sought refuge ir
he watchman's box and fastened th?
door. The negro, it is alleged, en
leavored to force an entrance and be
:ng unsuccessful he hurled a stone at
'.he woman through the window. Mrs.
Wolfinger seized a pistol and fired
at the negro but failed to hit him.
After he had beat a hasty retreat ir
;he direction of Ferryman, she tele
phoned to the operator in the tower
at that place relating the circum
stances to him and telling him th
negro was running up the railroad in
-that direction.
Richard Jewens and James Thomp
son, cf Perryrrtan, employes of the
raih'cad company, happened to br j
near the tower and being informe !
of the affair secured pistols ami
'hastened to meet the negro. They
soon met him and commanded him to
halt and throw up his hands. When
I he continued toward them Jewens
i fired a shot over the negroes head.
, This caused the negro to dart into a
j cornfield. As he did so Jeweres shot
I him in the back, the bullet entering
! the Kidneys. He fell to the ground,
i State's Attorney McCcmas anJ
! Sheriff Sheridan went to the institu
| tion and took Holmes' dying deposi
I tion in which he denied attacking
Mrs. Wolfinger. His condition is c-ri
i tical.
? Ncthing is known about the negro
j as he is said to be a stranger in the
j county. The affair has caused con
j siderable feelirig among the citizens
i in and around Ferryman and Aber
i deen.
Try a Gazette classified ad.
j Ltjcal Product Now on .Sale With Re
tail Dealers
<'Cu-Wing-Go." This is the nr.n>e
of a new washing compound man
ufactured in this city and already
sold in thirty states of the Unite-'!
States. '"Flics away with Dirt." is
thf motto given the compound by
the manufacturers and judging; from
the big sales recorded recently llvis
compound is n?evi-e u-. vor-i a doubt
all that its manufacturers claim for
Only rcccntly it Tias been put on
the retail market. Heretofore it was
sold exclusively to laundries, ho
tels. railroads and offices.
The retail trade now has "Cu
Wing-Go" on sale and a majority of
the retailer of the city, as will be
seen by an advertisemnt elsewhere
in tlv Gazette, are ofering this prep
aration for sale. It is put up n?at.
cartoons for the retail trade and al
ready is meeting with a ready r;.iie.
''Cu-Wing-Go" is manufactured by
the Frank A. Steele Co., Inc.. of
Alexandria. All of the stockhold
| crs' are local people. Its factory
bcilling is at the corner of St. Asaph
nr.d Wythe streets. Operations hivo
been in progress here for the past
two ye-irs.
For the past nine years chemists
have worked hard in perfecting the
Cablegram Announcing His
Death Received by Coast
and Geodetic Survey
Deceased Went to London For Gov
ernment?Was 40 Years Old?Wife
and Six Children Survive.
Herbert C. Graves, a former res:
lent of this ciiv, died Saturday in Ei
rope according to a cablegram jus
received at the Coast and Geodeti
Survey in Washington.
The particulars regarding h;
death were ?et given apart frcm th
fact that the end came suddenly.
Mr. Graves was forty-nine year
oid and besides his wife he is surviv
ed by six children. ? |
The deceased last June went to Eu
rope and attended the Internationa'
..?onference of hydrograr/hic export.- ii
London .the purpose oi' which was ill
chnt't'ng of the trade waters of ih
word and th? construction of aid : *
He landed in England .Tune 2f. I
was tho intention of Mr. Grave.- t
raaki a short tour of the continent j
fore returning.
Mr. Graves together with J
Thomas Watkins ,also of this i L.y
represented the United Slates at t'jr
The deceased was a native of A'-x
andria and was a son of WilLir- P.
Graves. He received his education in
the public schools of Alexandria and
afterward took up engineering :r.c
later bet* a me associated with the
Hyde graphic office in Washinr-ror
and was an expert in his line of work
His many friends here will regre4
to learn <;f his death.
On Monday. July 2% 1010, at ?:.'J0 |
A. M.. at he Alexandria Hospital, j
Jenettie C. Vaughn, wife of (
Slaughter G. Vaughn. Funci*al
Wednesday July 30, at .1:30 P. M.,
I from her late residence, 12:# South
Henry Street. Washington papers
please copy. 170-lp.
j July 28, J010. at Rcckville. Md..
i by Rev. O. C. Barnes. MR. AR
KEOWN, both of Alexandria.
i have on sale today and balance of
week, fresh erabmeat, river melons
; and clams and all kinds of fish.
I C. H. ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor,
j Phone lyS. l79-4p.
Mrs. Virginia Berry has loft for
Falls .Church to spend the month of
August with Mrs. Joseph Carter.
Miss Dorothy Sherwood, of Rich
mond, is visiting her father, Mr.
William Sherwood, in Snuth Pitt
Mr. and Mrs. John Lybs are
spending two weeks with the latters
sister, Mrs. Kleyenstuber, at New
port News, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Nails and
little daughter, Jeanne, and Miss
Carrie Dudley, have gone to Asbury
Park to spend some time.
City Councilman L. Ruben and
sister, Miss Sara Ruben, have re
turned from Atlantic City where
they spent the past three weeks.
Mr. Edgar Warfield, Mr. and .Mrs.
George E. Warfield, Mr. Courtland
L. Warfield and Miss Virginia Marks
have returned from a visit to Sky
land, Page county, Va.
Miss Fanny Dixon has sold to
Mrs. Emma R. Garvey the brick
house ar.d lot at the southeast cor
ner of Pitt and Prince streets. A
deed of transfer was recorded today.
Annuoncement is made of the
marriage of Miss Sadie Bowie Mc
Keewn and Mr. Arthur James
Butcher, Jr., of this city, which took
place in Rockville, Md., yesterday.
Rev. O. C. Barnes officiating.
Mrs. Jcnettie C. Vaughan, wife of
Slaughter G. Vaughan, died at 8:30
)V:ock yesterday morning at the
Alexandria Hospital. She had been
11 for the past month. Iler hus
">;.nd and four children are living.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon at her
!ate residence, 123 South Henry
street. They will be conducted by
Kev. 0. P. Lloyd, pastor of the Sec
ond Baptist Church.
Music lovers in goodly numbers
ire expected to attend the com
munity sin?: which will be given at
> 'clock tomorrw evening in Christ
'.'hurch yar i. During the war period
?he community sing was inaugura
ted in this city and since t!i?n it has
i roved very popular and judging by
he large attendance at these affairs
t has come to stay so f-ir as Alex
indria is concerned. An invitation,
s .extended to every one to attend.
Vienna, July 20.?The financial
?buses cf the peace terms offered
Austria by the Allies are be'ng
Wrongly protested both by the news
papers and by financial circles. Both
hese quarters go so far as to pre
'iri the bankruptcy of Austria with
i a few weeks unless the financial
:rrms are modified.
In rc-mcmbrance of my precious
sister, Elsie Johnson, who depart
ed this Irfe .July 29, 19 IS.
You suffered much you murmured
I watched you day by day,
Until at last with a broken heart,
? I saw you p.-.ss away.
More each day I mourn for yew dear
But not with outward show.
For the heart that mourns sin
cerely, mourns silently and <Ho%v.
Come to me my angel sister,
Wrap your wings around me tight
Dearest sister; ask God to com
; Ycur brok- n hearted sister tonight,
i 179-lp. Washington papers piease
(copy. (Bessie)
! RATCLIFFE?In sad but loving re
j membrance of our little daughter,
who departed this life six months
j ago today, January 29, 1919.
} The rose that is dearest and rarest
Is the one that is killed by the
The love that was purest and fairest
Is the dear one we have-lost.
179-lp. By her mother and father.
, Grand Theatre tonight. The great
(Chinatown Exposure of the Barbary.
-Coast. Lecture by Capt. H. J. Smith.

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