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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. ^
Messrs. Oliver and Meetze
Aspirants For State
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
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
Summer School will open at the
ee Building, Monday, August 4,
t 9 a. m.
0-3c. W. H. Sweeney. Supt.
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.
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
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
"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.
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 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
The dead are:
M. D. Ijibby, S12 Sixth Street,
W. Kyle. 1004 Thirteenth street,
J. S. Klot. Saulisbury. N. C.
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
180-2c. By order of the Lodge.
Edgar Carpenter, Noble Grand.
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
Bloody Battle Occur.; in Chicago Jail
When Black Prisoners Attack
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
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
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.
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.
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]
180-2c Secretary.
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
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
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
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.
President Submits Defens
ive Treaty With Writ
ten Message
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 !
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
'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.
j )n July 29, 1919, at the Georgetown
University Hospital, Washington,
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.

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