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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. J? Bjqjnr /or Ibis section?l**a:r today and . Lomorrow. ^ ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1919. RIVAL CANDIDATES i SPEAK AT DALLY Messrs. Oliver and Meetze Aspirants For State Senate PRIMARY TUESDAY Others Who Spoke Were Hugh Jef feries and P. J. Conhin?J. W. Col lins Presides. Walter T. Oliver of Fairfax cour.ty and C. J. Meetze, Prince William coun ty, candidates for the state senate from the fourteenth senatorial dis trict were the principal speakers at a J raiily held last night in the opera j house under the auspices of the Alex andria Trades Council which was presided over by J. W. Collins, of this city, who is a candidate for the city and Alexandria county in the coming primary. Mr. Oliver told his a12dier.ce that the real cause of the oposition to him is because he wouldn't bow his knee to prohibition. He said he stood up for ? what he thought was right. The speaker narauced the indigni ties to which ditizens of Virginia were subjected to at the hands of the prohibition inspectors and assert 2d that Mr. Meetze had never made an apology for such a law and he added that Meetze never cast a vote contrary to the wishes of State Pro hibition Commissioner J. Sidney Peters. The speaker said that. Mr. Peters wanlts a quarter of a miiUion dollars to continue his prohibition work and he-added that if elected he would intake Mr. Peters jump a whole lot of hurdles before he got it. Mr. Oliver said he was not promis ing to repeal prohibition but that h' was going to endeavor to stop "ihe unconstitutional and unjust" search otf men and women on trains and in ve hicles by prohibition inspectors. Mr. Oliver declared he favored good road's and personal liberty and'j suggested that the money Mr. Peters i wants t > enforce prohibition could 1 be .better use^ for good road's. The . pecker; expressed himself as favor- . .?gj labor. ?, ? ?' . * t He read a. -letterf written to Mr. eetze by the Colored Voters League Prince Wniliam and a reply sent y -Mr. Meetze in 1917. The speak- . r also discussed some personal is ues. v>va C. J. Meetze pa:id a growing tri ute to Virginia and praised :he igh standard maintained by the itate. Mr. Meetze said it behooves us "I to make the County, city, state and nited States a decent place in which o live. The speaker declared he did t want a single vote unless he got t honorably. He expressed the hope h'at the best man would win an'-' e added in conclusion that in that vent he felt the high standard would e maintained. The first speaker of the evening s Hugh Jefferies president of the ?merican Military Reform Associa ion He advocated reform in the rmy. The present system he declared as despotic and the enlisted men igrved 'away their lives and liberty nder the prevailing system. He hoped would be made democratic with no ne of deniarkation. P. J. Con!an formerly president of : e International Association of Ma-1 inists. complimented ? the Alexan ria Trades Council on participat jg in politics. He sttid the trades nion representatives in the halls of ngress and state legislature are ing splendid work and expressed e that Mr. Collins' eondid'acy would supported. He touched on the two rases of labor production and dis ibution. NOTICE Summer School will open at the ee Building, Monday, August 4, t 9 a. m. 0-3c. W. H. Sweeney. Supt. TOMAC FISH COMPAN will have on sale today and balance of week, frpsh crabmeat, river melons and clams and all kinds of fish. C. H. ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor. Phone 19S. l79-4p. \ SUIT IS LOST Lynchburg Man Asked $30,000 for Alleged Injuries When Put off Car Petersburg, Va., July 30.?In Jucige J. >1. Mvllens court yester day was tried the suit of A. L. Maw ver, of Lynchiburg, against the j Petersburg, Hopewell and City Point Railway Company for $30,000 dam ages for alleged personal injuries received by the plaintiff when he is alleged to have been put off a trol ley car of the defendant company last spring. j The issue was tried as a special plea of accorl and satisfaction, filed by the defendant company, whereby in consideration of $(52.50. the com pany was released from liability as to the alleged accident. The plain tiff contended that the release was obtained through misrepresentation, in that ho thought he was signing a receipt for a benefit, but not a complete relase. The jury gave a verdict ' in favor of the defendant company. GIVES CAUSES FOR RIOTS Colored Editor Says Chicago Negroes Arc Herded in Black Belt WiUie N. I Juggins, editor of The j Search Light, a Chicago weekly pori cd:cai published in the interests of t'-ie colored people, and a teacher in the Chicago public schools, told of the causes of the recent uprisings of the negroes in that city yesterday, and predicted that the 'uneducated negroes of Nc-w York would riot socn and that conditions would be far worse than either in Chicago or Washington. "In Chicago tihe primary causes for the uprising.'' said Huggins, "were the housing situation, the conditions of employment and the political situ uation. The statement that the throwing of a stone brought on the riot was untrue. Of course there ar? many case's of negro brutality against the whites, and instances far too numerous of their uncouthnrss, but a few of the whites have retali ated against the n?gro, and there have been reported 20 cases of dy namiting in the black bolt within the last 15 months. COMMUNITY SING TONIGHT Band of 18 Pieces From Humphreys To Play A community sing will be held at R o'clock' tonight in Christ Churr' yard. A" band from Camp Humphreys will play. The yard will be open to the public at 7.30 o'clock. A fornjer community sings the a* tendance, rancred from 2.000 to 3.000 ing capacity-in the yard is only about it is a case of seats for the fir4' to come Others, of course will have to stand up. The program will consist of many familiar ''amp songs played by the band, consisting of eighteen pieces. A violin colo will be given by A'lv'r Fric Zander with Miss Virginia Sch wab as accompanist. A coi'lectior will Cc taken for the benefit of Hirist Church choir. Ic? cream and cake will be sold by 'he members of the cho?). Those in charge of the community ?:>rg feel hisrhh- gratified at the in terest manifested siree the public in the announcement thnt another sing i to be held and doubtless a large crowd wi!! altvr.d THREE DIE AFTER EXPLOSION Three men are dead today as a result of the explosion yesterday of a gasoline tank in the automobile repair shops of the St mines Motor Company, 613 O street, northwest. Washington. Five others, who sus tained bums, are expected to re cover. The dead are: M. D. Ijibby, S12 Sixth Street, northwest. W. Kyle. 1004 Thirteenth street, southeast. J. S. Klot. Saulisbury. N. C. NOTICE All Odd Fellows are requested to attend a special meeting of Potomac Lodg No. 3S, I. O.' O. F., on Thurs day evening at 8 o'clock to receive Guy T. Horner, Grand Master of Virginia. 180-2c. By order of the Lodge. Edgar Carpenter, Noble Grand. STANDARD GASOLINE 25c Open evenings and Sundays, Alex andria Auto Supply, 1C4 South Washington street. 349-frf Trouble Spreads From Black Belt to Loop And Exclusive North Side SOLDIERS ARE READY Bloody Battle Occur.; in Chicago Jail When Black Prisoners Attack Whites. Chicago, July 30.?The situation had improved and ths "black belt"' was calm early today after another I night of sporadic rioting. Occasional j outbreaks occurred during the early ' morning hours, and shots were ex- J changed between blacks and whites > J at intervals throughout the night. j Negroes geenrally kept to their j I ho<uses this morning. No blanks j were seen in the ''Loop"?the central ! business district. Increased details of ! po'ice patrolled the negro section, j Chicago July 30.?Race riot'.ng I spread outside the South side colored district yesterday. There was serious fighting and shooting in the 1 op early in the foienoon. The exclusive North Side residential district rec- iv ed a touch of the disorder. Killirgs continued after day break bringing1 the number of dead in po lice reports up to 25 by this af'.er noor. and hundreds were injured. The list included 10 white and r.'ne negroes. One ore the most serious riots of the day occurred in the Cook County Jaii, when 100 negro prisoners, exer cising outside their cells. overp >w-! ored a negro guard and raced into the j exercise room of the white prisorers where there wer betwen fiOO and 700 men. When the negroes burst in there was an instant clash. The regular force of guards was unable to control the fighters and s? locked the doors and appealed for iid. The prisoners fought for an hour be fore they were beaten into submis sion with clubs. Several of the nrrrro prisoners it was reported carric-I knives and a number of white pri soners are said to have been seriously wounded. City, county and State officials unit ed' yesterday in an attempt to soothe Chicago's social torment of race riot ing. complicated by a complete street car strike. Despite their joint efforts trouble flared intermittently through out the morning .and the death list grew until it reached 25. Even that figure was approximate, as uncon firmed reports of additional krlli. gs were still seeping into police stati; :ts. The fighting yesterday centc red mainly in the heart of the black belt along Thirty-fifth street, and to ccpr with the situation the police massed reserves of men rifles patrol wagcr.s. ambulances, and motorcycles in the virinity. Some <1,000 state troops v:re i under arms in the city and as many j more were under orders to be re.-jdy j for emergency. There were two dan gerous flare-ups. however, as far south as Fifty-first and State Sts.. and three vicious fights took place in the down town district on Wa oas'i riven'.in broad daylight. EX-KAISER MAKES PLEA Asks That Chapel At Posen Be Not Converted to Catholic Lses London July 30.?The Berlin news papers say that the former Gorman Emperor has written to the Arch bishop of Po'sen asking him to pre serve the Protestant chapel at Posen Castle for Protestant sendees and not to convert it to Catholic uses. The formed monarch said it would be unbearable to him to have Roman Catholic sendees celebrated in the chapel into which he had put his whole soul and in which he prayed for victory for Germany. MASONIC NOTICE There will be called communica tion of Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 120, A. F. i;nd A. M., at the Masonic Temple Thursday evening July 31 at 7.30 o'clock to confer the F. C. and M degrees. All Master Masons are in vited. By order of the Worshipf1] masrer. J. E. ALEXANDER, 180-2c Secretary. WILSON'S TOUR DELAYED Hot Wither and Poor Health Given as Reason for Postponement President Wilson's proposed tour of the country on behalf of the peace treaty and the league of na tions' covenant suffered another pcstpcnement yesterday. He is not cxpectd to leave until sometime be tween August 20 and 30. It was criminally planned that the President mako the trip within two weeks on his return from France. While the present hot weather, coupled with the President's recent indispositi'n, represents the official explanation of the postponement of the trip, it is generally believed that the situation in th? Senate has caused th* President to devote all of his timp for the present to "mis sionary'' work in the ranks of the Republican Senators, who are op posed Le the treaty and the league in their presnt form. It. was announced at the White Hou^e yesterday that the President would see four Republican Senators today and mree tn tomorrow. Those on the lisl today are Senators Dil lingham, Harding. Femald and T,en root. For tomorrow engagements have been made for Senators Now. Watson and Keyes. Senators New and Lenroot have already notified the White House of their acceptance of the President's invitation, and the other acceptances are expected to bo in by today. June Record of Passenger Trains in Southern Re gion Given 1 94.4 PER CENT MADE On Twenty-Eight Southern Roads 48140 Out of 50.919 Passenger Trains Maintain Schedule. Railroads in the southern region are Keeping up their excellent shew ing in on-time passenger train ser vice. Records for June, made public f.o-.lay by the United Slates Rail road Administration, disclose tliat 04.4 per cent of nearly 51,000 trains operated during the month maintain ed schedule or made up time. This did rot eijua'l the new high record of 95.3 per rent set in May. but it surpassed any othc; previous performance. The figures given are for all of '.ho 23 Southern roads under Government ; cmircl. These roads operated exact ly 50,940 passenger trains in June, and 45,140 of the manvai.v I ."1'e tlule or made up time where delays had been caused by connecting Tines. Trains arriving on time at final tor- I mirals in spite cf delays for any i-ause, numbered 46,885, or 02 per j cut of the total. As usual, the performance of the IT larger roads was slightly better than that of eleven in the smaller '-'roup. Of the 46,063 trains operated by the larger lines, 94.5 per cent | m: intained schedule or made up time, and 02.1 per cent arrived on time at their final terminals, compared with 0.1.7 ar.d 00.8 per cent, respectively, u "? the 4.886 trains of the smaller group. Heading the larger roads in the on time at final terminal column was | the Illinois Central, with 96.6 per cent for 6,380 trains. The Georgia was a close second with 06.3 per cent [for 568 trains. The Southern Railrcad Yporatine 15,016 trains, or about or.e 'third of the total for the larger roads, had a record of 05.6 per cent Maintained schedule or made up time and 02. 6 per cent on time at final terminals. PYTHIAN'S PLAN TRIP Will Go To Herndon Tomorrow Night At a meeting of Oriental Lodee. Knights of Pythias, held la?.t night, arrangements were completed by the chairman, A. J. Butcher, to visit ; Herndon Lodge Thursday night. All members who desire to go will , meet at the Pythian Temple promptly I at 6 o'clock where automobiles v/iP. ! convey them to Herndon. Those con j templating the trip say a good time |'s in store for the visiting Pythians. I President Submits Defens ive Treaty With Writ ten Message LEAGUE OF NATION Prompt Ratification Urged T? Quiet Alarm at Pre ^ * it Fe't In Frartv ?Forestalls Recess Plan. Washington July 30.?President Wilson met t.he open threat of the Republican majority in the Senate to suspend consideration of the treaty of defense with France should bo submitted to the Senate by send ing th? second pact to that body yes terday accompanied by a brief mes sage. This action effectually forestall the pi.iii for a recess of the Senate until .?aily in September and means that the treaty of peace will continue tn he the subject of debate until ar. agreement can be reached for a vote it. Ar.-d it means that a luw lucstion will enter into the discus sion, although the substance of the second treaty has been a matter of monument upon the floor for more than two weeks. It is unsafe to forecast at this hour he probable action of the Senate to ward the nenv triple alliance. Few Senators have indicted their attitude regarding it. These who have been heard from for the most part look *pon it with a degree of misgivir.fr. They do not appear to understand the necessity for it, if the league of na tions is to be made effective. Nor lecs the President's message of yes terday throw any fresh light upon -he motives which prompted the sicr. ?:g of defensive treaty. Mr. Wilson cites the alarm which Francs feels even now that Gel-many 's prostrate, ever the possibility of un provoked aggression from the quar :er. lie cites the friendship betweer his country and France and the in .?alculable debt which America incur red when the French came to our assistance during the revolution. IIi ?ites the fact that Great Britain has -igned a similar treaty. But beyond ?hat the message is unci:lightening. FATHER AND CHILI) PERISH Returns From Church Services 1 pisccver His Home on Fire Louisa, Ya.. July MO.?Two w '.turned to death in a fire Mom ?.light at Dunroath, about two m from this place. Mr. Barnes, a ' ner, attended church service-; h Monday night, and when h.e retu. ?I home found his house near lumed down. In the house we lis wife and four children. 1 .'aised an alarm and thought th ie had succeeded in getting all Vis family out of the burning str<? _ure, b.;t his wife told him that o. ?hiid was missing Mr. Barn?, rushed back into the building, ant as he did so the roof collapsed, an./ 'ie and his eHld were burned to ieath Mr?. Barnes was badly hurntd I KILLS SELF UNDER TRAIN Anniston. Ala.. July "0.?The mu tilaetd body of Will Craft, local res taurant man, was found yesterda jn the Southern Railway tracks, h head and feet having been sevei by r. tra' J. Craft left a Yiote addr :cd to pis cousin, Mrs. Dixie V saying '.e was gointr t. '?* I h:msti SANITARY FISH MARKET will have on sale tomorrow and bal ance of week; rock fish, large and medium trout, salt water croak ers. butter fish, crab meat, clams, and a few select melons on ice. , Stall No. 2. City Market, Phone | 735. Open till 5 p. m. lS0-2p. administratrix notice ! Having been appointed adminis ! trator of the estate of the late Wil i liam A. Carr, all persons whom said ! estate is indebted are requested to 1 present their accounts to t'r.e under ! signed, and all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make ! prompt settelment with the under ; signed. ! 179-2n. Mrs. Emma Swnnn. drag lake for GIRL Companion Says Canoe Upset and ho Tried to Save Her Paterson, N J., July "0.?While Pompton J.akc? i.' beit:y dragged for the body of Miss Mabel Harris, 20 years old, the police are holding Lester Dockcr, who went on a canoe i-jg trip with the missing girl Sun day. The authorities declare Decker has mack' conflicting statements etneerning the disappearance of Miss Harris. Upon his return to the villa.ee of Pompton kikes after the Sunday outing Decker told the girl's parents, the police assert, that she was employed. When she | | failed to return the police were 1 oti- j fled and the questioning of Decker j began. Decker is said to have declared j i hat he struggled in the water for an j hour in an pfort to save the gir! i after the canoe had plunged over a ! dam. The wreckage of the canoe v.as ; found, but the dragging of trie hkr has revealed 110 trace of Miss Har- j ris' body. Chief Mage, of Wayne township, in which the lake is located, has lodged a technical charge of mur !er against "Jchn Doe" in connection with the case. Meanwhile Deeke: is bemg detained by the authori ties. GIRL TRIES TO END LIFE WITH HAIRPIN Hagerstown, .Aid., July .'50.?Cath erine Foster, the young Rockwcod Pa., girl who was arrested here last wek at the Western Maryland Railway station at the request of her mother, who stated that she had run away from home attempted to commit suicide in jail, where she is being hold pending the arrival cf her mother Using a piece of stout cord and a large hairpin, the girl attempted to choke herself to death ar.d was ir the act cf twistVg the cord about V-v neck when a deputy sheriff, who happened to l>e passing her tell, .eerd her groans and took the cor* from hev. Miss Foster declares shf will not return to Roekwood. WOULD ARM LEAGUE Should the Senate fail to ratify the French defir/c treaty, which i' n,t-w before the, Foreign Relati.n: Comrr:'tee. mi.it 'rists in F"anc< . . . rat-lured Skull and Ai.?u Arm?Body Takekn to j Washington For Burial. E. P. Andeson. twenty-one years old, who lived at -196 G street, south west, Washington, was fatally in jured while at work at the plant of '.he Virginia Shipbuilding Corpora tion yesterday. The deceased was on No. 4 ways and fell a distance of more than sixty feet. Anderson was .rushed to the Alexandria Hos pital and treated by Dr. Wood, th< company's surgeon. He sustained a fractured skull and a fractured arm. The deceased lived enly an hour after the accident. The body i .vas taken to Wheatley/s. and ship pr.l to the home cf his mother, Mrs. F. S. Andiron with whom he re sided. PRICE ONE CENT Miss Clara Holston. of Delaware, visiting Miss Sara Eddington, on ins; Street Road. ! Misses Dorothy and Esther and 'aster Malcolm Moore, are spending ic summer at Reetortown, Va. Master Laurence Thompson, of ' "Varrenton, Va., is visiting his ccu ! in, Alton Thompson, this city. Miss Katherine Beard, of Ilan ' v?r. Pa., is visiting Miss Nellie Everett, at 113 North Payne street. Miss Doi'othy Fletcher, daughter rf Mr. and Mrs Claude W. Fletcher, has ?jr.e . . Straslurg. *? a- to spon! th" ro ,"V]0V Mrs. S. E. Deeton, of Washington, spending a few days with her son. "lis. A. D. Dceton, -127 North St. Asaph street. The two-story brick dwelling 505 Tclfo street, was sold at public auc cn this nomine: by S. II. Lunt, uctioncer, and purchased by G. Uibin. Guy Horner. granJ mast-.r of 01! 11c wv i:i V;rfinia, will pay an of >:n! visit to Potomac Lod,'.; No. morrow night. Ail Odd Fe'iows ar1 vited. Mrs. Wiliani R. Lipp and little uighter, left last night to spend remainder of the summer with n* sister, Mrs. Henry W. Lipp, at ! c wisburg, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Mud'd and vo son? have returned after a visit :th friends in Baltimore and Elli at. City, Maryland, accompanied ? Miss Leona Burgee, of Balti ?ire, Md. Matthew Williams, of this city, ?d yesterday at the Georgetown liversity Hospital, Washington, is funeral will take place at 9 ?lock tomorrow morning from St. ii-y's Catholic Church. A meeting of thise interested in for sale in Alexandria car I hi' surplus army food will ? I at X o'clock tonight in tbo (ium <>f the War Camp Com Club, formerly the Elks' everyone is invited to attend. I Sadie A. Park, wife of Philip of this city, died yesterday, 'is a daughter of the late Lam L.vlcs. Her funeral will take it f> o'clock tomorrow after rom the residence of her sis si. Bernard Barac-tt, 211 North street. TEST CASE TS LOST 'eeper Fined $100 and Sen tenced To Jail Haven, Conn..?July 30.? f the sources of retail liqior p suddenly throughout Conr.ei vlav. Reports of saloons clos oe from all parts of the State. Stephen Minery, .the Meriden eeper who undertook a test war-time prohibition dry law court, first to receive a sen ?f one day in jail, with a fine ai*d to arrange for an appeal. State, it is said, is dryer than ever been. The saloons that osed or will close by today . remain locked and shuttered un 1 the demobilization period is de sired ended. Some have cone out ? business permanently. In Water ury a number of saloons will reopc. ?s tea and coffee houses. DIED j )n July 29, 1919, at the Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D. C.. MATTHEW WILLIAMS, Funeral Thursday, July 31, at 9 a. m.. from St. Mary's aCthoIic Church. 180-1 p. PARK?On Tuesday, July 29, 1919. . at 1 P. M.. SADIE A, wife of Phillip B. Park,, and daughter of i 'the late Lambert D. Lyles. Fun l i*ral from the residence of her .si.v i ter, Mrs. Bernard Bamett, . 211 , North Alfred street, Thursday, July 31, at 5 p. ni. , Washington i papers please copy. 180-lp.