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VOL. CXXXV?No. 181.
ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE TH ESTABLISHED 1784. I ! Oldest Daily Newspaper in the States and Best Adyertis-j Medium in Northern Virginia, j or this ?.rct:or.?Partly cloudy .eather and probably showers to tilght and tomorrow. PRICE OXE CENT BIT10 ERECT BEFORE SOUII Suit to Enjoin Lighting Company From Using Poles Issue MAY DECIDE SOO?> Judge Barley Intimates Property Own ers Right Extend to -Middle cf Streets?Interest in Decision 1 A ease of interest which "was heard | today in the corporation court before j Judge L. C. Barley was that of John j J. Bayne and Norman R. Davis to enjoin the Alexandria County Light ning Company from using a pole con structed erected in front of their homes on the west side of Columbus street between Queen and. Princess streets. After "hearing the arguments or. both sides Judge Barley took the mat ter under advisement and it is expell ed will render his decision shortly. ?The matter is of interest inasmuch as the right cf n'o't only the defer:1 ant company but also the rights of other companies, both telephone rnd telegraph, to plant poles along the streets wfliere objection is raised by th? property owners is at stake. In nil probability the matter may even tually go to the: state court of r.p peals for final disposition. Judge Barley intimated from the bench that the property owners owns the right of way to the middle of th? street and that the property owr.er should be consulted before the a role is erected in front of their premises. The plaintiffs were represented by Attorneys Howard W. Smith and Wil liam P. Woolts and Attorney Leo P. JIar'ow appeared for the defendant company. The property owners intended to seevre an injunction to prevent the pole being erected but it was pin::t ed before they could do so hence the proceedings to prevent its use. ? MERELY FORGOT HIS $9.10 Sent Money in Clothes to Laundry And Honest Woman Found it Scranton, Pa.. July 31.?A bulky article discovered in a garment s-'nt a local laundry by L. Mendel, of Mendel, of New York, yesterday was found to contain SOoO in cash. The money was found by Miss Mary Schulte, a laundry worker, who has been fittingly rewarded for her hon esty. Mendel - placed th? money in his clothing and then forget it until a few hours after the package had gone to tha laundry. Hurrying to tho plant h(- immediately made in quiries about it an!y to be over joyed to leam that the money had been found by a worker and was in the vault awaiting a call from the owner. CALL MALADY "CIDERITIS" Doctors Discover New 111. Due to Passing of Barleycorn Pittsburgh., July 31.?The demise of John Barleycorn has brought into being a new malady. Bertha Scm berry was a very sick woman Tues day night. No cne among her friends had ever known her to be ill and the evert was one for dire rediction. Taken to the Allegheny eneral Hospital, the physicians ere were, to use the word of a nurse, "stumped*' At last, for the want of a better term, the woman c malady was chirstened "cideritis." If "cideritis" works on all species of the human race as did on Miss Somberry. it would be well to resur rect old John B. instanter, as "cider itis" exemplified in her malady has dementia Americania backed off the boards. The police picked up Miss Somberry late Tuesday night. She w*as indulging in gymnastics, not only strenuous, but intensely inter esting to pedestrians. SANITARY FISH MARKET will have on sale tomorrow and bal ance of week; reck 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. DESERTED HIS MEN Boston Lieutenant Given 10 Year Sentence Ays?, Mass., July 31.?Convicted of deserting his men. whom he had led into the fire of the enemy. Sam ! uel H. Stone, formerly a second lieutenant of the One Hundred and First Regiment, showed that he had headed night patrols to the edge ?f No Man's Land four times, and when having drawn the fire of the enemy he left the men to their out. resources and withdrew. Again, when his company was going into action at Chateau Thier ry in the first wave. Stcne was seen to run to the rear. A guard i in the supporting line halted him, but Stone was allowed to proceed when he said he was returning for maps. His platoon suffered losses which the court-martial hold included needless loss of life due to Stone's defection. Stone, whose home is in Boston, was an officer in the National Guard before it was Federalized and the One Hundred and First Regiment formed. GIRL'S DEATH ACCIDENTAL Paterson, N. J.. July "J.?Lester Decker, twenty, held in connection withe the drowning of his sweet heart, Miss Mabel Harris, twenty, uts released fr:;m jail to.'ay. The girl's relatives, as well as county officials, apparently were convin ced her death was an accident. Miss Harris was drowned in Pomp ton Lake Sunday night, when Deck er's canoe was swept over a dam. The youth failed to report her death until the next afternoon. Then h:> said he was lying down in the caroc resting when the craft went over the dam. The autopsy on the body, which was recovered yesterday, revealed the girl died of ''accidental drown ing." OFFICIAL VISIT Guy Horner, Grand Master, "Will Visit Potomac Lodge Tonight Guy Horner, grand master of Odd Fellows in Virginia, tonight will pay an official visit to Potomac Lodge No. this city. Mr. Horner wil <ro from this city to Martins burg, West Virginia,, thence to Winchester and in the latter city on Saturday 'will attend the big picnic g3ven by the Odd Fellows. !M!r. Homer will be accompanied on his trip by W. Clifton Cunning ham .this city, district deputy errand master. liRING TAXI SLAYERS BACK TO TRIAL Baltimore, July 31.?Clarence C.ih :*or., twenty-rix years old. and his wife, Grace Cothron. alias Grace Cxr wanted by the Prince George'. county authorities on the charge ef shooting to death Homer Jones, a colored chauffeur, whose body was found near Laurel. Md. June 11, ar? n their way to this city in custody f Headquarters Detectives Dough ?rty and Bradley. The Cothrons were arrested three weeks r.?o in Palatka. Dr.. on warrants charging them with he murder of Jones. Two indictments were sent to Flor ida by police officials here?one charging murder and the other charg ing the adbuctin- of Mamie Grosscup, nine years old, daughter of John Grosscup. (>14 Wythe street. Because of legal dlfficu".ti?"? Dthrtives Brad ley and Dougherty had a fitrht on their hand." in bavins Cothron and his wife tie.ivcre ! into their custody. The indictment charging adbuction was found to be in proper form, sr.d the prisoners were returned on the i :nstrument drawn by State's Attorney j Nice. The detectives are bringing the Grosscup child with them. Spend the Week End at POTOMAC OR COLONIAL BEACH Steamer E. Madison Hall Leave* Roberts Wharf Every Saturday 3 p. m. R. turning Leave Colonial Beach Sunday 5 p. m. Round Trip .Si 2.~ Hall Steamboat Co. R. H. Hancck, agent lH-2p. The regular meeting of Mt. Ver non Chapter No. 14. will be held in Masonic Temple Friday evening. August 1. at 7:30 for work in R. A. Degree. Refreshments. By order of High Priest. 181 -2c. F. W. Latham. Secretary. Governor Lowo'en Believes Crisis Is Passed In " Chicago TWENTY-SIX 1 KILLED Iroops in The City Are Increased But They Have Not Been Called Out by the Authorities. j Chicago, July 31. Comparative c./.m marked the situation yesterday in "he Chicago race war. No serious out breaks had been reported, the spora dic fights were few and mostly be tween individuals and in or.iy cne instance were police compelled to shoot. In that ease a negro was ):'!! ed while resisting search by two po licemen. v A white woman shot a negro ir.1 the side on South Wabash avc-.us vesterdav afternoon. She escaped un identified. Gov. Frank 0. I.owden and other State ar.:l city officials were plainly encouraged by the diminishing cv d erces of mcb spirit. Although practically very inili.ia man in the State was either in :.h: city or enroute here it was indicate:! that they probably would not bo called to active duty in the stre.ts. "I believe that we have passed the crisis," said Governor I.owden. "Of course, the troops will remain as 1-ng as there is a possibility of danger, and their services are at the com mand cf the city authorities. "I believe, however, that the M.v/oi and Chief of Police arc right in re fraining from asking for soldiers. Sending the iroops into the trouble u'! sit lifts might arouse some ar'.a geni^ms, ar.d then when ? the regi ments were withdrawn fresh troubl-. might break out. With the lull in rioting the police took stock. They checked the coror.rV official death list cf 2<i and said * ir.it was complete. They also found ti'at the list or injuries reported to tly.-m had increased to 32"i. One policeman, ?John II. Simpson, a negro, was kill ed and upwards of 30 were hurt the three nights of fighting. Th--' official death list of 2f*. inci id ed 12 whites and 14 negroes. No vo ?nen or children were dead but scores ?if them have been hurt some in the actual fighting. . Police yesterday redoubled their repressive measures. Commanding of ficers were given copies of a dra tic inw on "gun totir.g" passed by 'he last Legislature, and told to bring j .havges under it wherever possible, j -\li public gatherings in the South- i.Ie ? negro section were forbidden, the in- j hibition extending to a jubilee celebra- ? tir.n of a chapel, whose pastor assi: red ; the police that he intended to coui.'el ' i> fellow-negroes to be oalm. Few negroes went to work yester day. The riots and the street- :r strike gave them a double excuse for remaining home. The most seriou iy affectcd district was the stock yar.ls where only half the working fore?* reported, despite heavy police gu-inM along tire chief thoroughfares ic:. i- j ing to the yards. The negroes evide: t ly kept under cover as almost r.:ne appeared on the street, and the iv.il roatls effected there had been no noticeable exodus of blacks from ths! city. Reports that the 75.000 South cm negroes, who came to Chicago to get the high wages had begun to j drift southward again were scout:-! l\v railroad men. COUPLE SLEPT 0>* IN BLAZING RF.T) Baltimore. July 31.?A striking testimonial to the heat was p;:id yesterday when Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mullen slept on a bed in flames and never knew that it was on fire until they were aroused by Patrol man Gu.stav C- Lample. of the North ern police district. Lample was passing the house when he saw smoke coming from the window. He reported tha* he went into the house and found the bed on fire. George E. Price and J. F. Cook will have on sale Friday and Saturday trout, croakers, butterfish ar.d halibut. lSl-2p. McALLISTER-COX nuptials Miss Emma Odessc-aj McAj;is:erT of Orange. Ya.. and Mr' .Tames Cox, of this city, wore married at Christ Church last night. Re-v Dr. "\V. J. Morton, rector, officiating. T]v? couple were attended :fy I\?r. and Mi:;. Clarcr.ro F. J' hnsdn.. The bride v.-o:e a gowr. of pin': geprgrtte and carried a bouquet cf crciids and the matron of honor wore yhink geor gette and canded roses. After the wedding a r: ?option was tendered the couple a:, the res icir.ce of Mr. and .Mr.-. Johnson. ( Aftrward Mr. and Mrs. C'ox left for a wedding1 trip to include visit to Chicago,"' Denver. St. Paul and .San Francisco. They will reside in this city upon their return. . V Trolley Companies in Chi cago to Make No Effort to Open Traffic COMPROMISE SOUGHT Individual Vote of Entire, 15.000 Men V. ho Are Concerned Will Ke Taken (ly I'nion Officials ?? , / Chicago. July 31.?Strike-bound Chicago found hope of relief in the announcement yesterday that chiefs | of ihe surface and elevated men's unions planned a referendum vote of the entire ur.ion membership to determine whether the strike v -to t'aken at last Monday night's mass meeting should be sustained. TTu union membership is 15,000; the at tcndance at the meeting where the strike vote passed over protest of the leaders was (>000. It was stated that r.r-iher 24 hour's '?? :s bsCcr: the referendum vote can be com pleted. Meanwhile the tie-up on this, the second day of the strike, was tis com- i plete as on Tuesday, the first day ? cf the walkout. Officials of the com- j panies said no effort would be made ; run cars with the aid of strike breakers; that they would simply wait u.n:!! the situation had cleared honuwl.ut before taking any action.1 Working Chicago found its way to business yesterday by the various methods brought into service Turs-. day, but the congestion to traffic was i greatly, reduced. Four hundred bi..-i- ! ne-s men organized for the purp~.se; r.n 1 provided with the authority <v" :? j s' ar did duty as traffic officers, e\~:y duty. Operators of vehicles converted in to passenger conveyances found cause I f r complaint when notified by 10 deputy collectors sent from the United 1 States internal revenue collector's of fice that they would be compelled to pay Government tax of ?10 placed ; i!l conveyances used for the pur of carrying passengers. Even the long lines of pedestrians who trudged downtown, many car rying coats on or.e arm and hats in !:ar.!. had not lest any of the good i: ;mr,r with which the conditions were accepted on the first day of : he strike. Every railroad entering the city brr.urh: into use its entire passenger equipment and ran many additic? :il trains. HTMiARIANS WANT YANKS IN BUDAPEST Vienna, July 31.?With its army n the verge of collapse, there was 'f:r:her evidence today that the days l" the Hungarian Soviet are num : > red. In their offensive against th? . i'f amanians, it is estimated the Reds ost -1.000 men. The desi rc was unanimous in Hun varian moderate circles, today that Budapest be occupied by F.ritish or American troops. French forces were ?nr! wanted and it was stated, above :???? that Roumanians should not be for fear of the hostility they v.""tii ? cause among the population. ! POTOMAC FISH COMPAN will i have on sale today and balance of week, fresh crabmeat. river melons and clams and all kinds of fish. C. II. ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor, j Phone 1!)S. l79-4p. 20,000 Take Advantage of Offer of Big: Packing Concern ONE TO FIVE SHARES 2..i00 Women Arc Now Shareholders ?500 Cities and Towns Where Branches Are Subscribe. Chicago 111. July 31.?'More than 20,000 employes of Swift and Com pany are today vested with part ownership in the packing concern. Announcement has just been made cf he resulits that same of the gigan tic profit sharing plan recently of ."crcil by th'j company to its people. Th avidity with which workers, from label stickers to managers, seized the oportunity to become partners in th? business, is nothing short cf a s-:n vitior. at th ecompany's headquar ter- in Chicago. So -rreat was the demand for share.' j "rem employe: that the company side suificient stock to take care of uch employes a* are in the army :nJ r.avv and who wiil be back with ' * n the next few months: "We are pleased,'' declared F. S. Hayward, secretary of the compnry, ':;t what wa j u k o;i as a vote of con I fid.-r.ce cr. tl.e pnrt of our employes, j The r r;?p-n?'- to our offer has b?cr I fairly amazing. I btblieve today th.'t ! ur st:-ck ledgers wil lshow a great v proportion tl employe shareho11 ?i*s than any othc-r large manufactur i 'ng concern in the country." Stock w!ii h had been turned l.tf j the trea-:c"v some time :.g? afforded 'he company an opportunity which : had long r.ught?t ? o:u ? snares ti ?'r'-plpy.-s par. ' tV ^tock subscription book:- wrre opened nit May r. the follow:ng plan. '* ? .? n ?"?'dr vc earnine *p to a ! .vei'k was allowed to purchase one j -hare ef ^t.'ck at its p<:i" value, $100 j The market quotaton ir much abew | his. EmpY\e seaming $20 and u; :o $30 a'v.'.'ck weic '.-?it'tied to two -hares; $30 and up to S-JO a week :hrcs share $40 and t.p to .$30 s .?c*ck, fi-ur :hares; $30 nd ever, fiv i ares. No employe v/v; allowed tn ! urc..ttse Tor? than fi-v shares. T1, ? | tick to '*0 paid for at the rate o i ! a rh;:ro per .week. Employes .whose.economies for the | \t mediate future were committed to j ho purchase of liberty bonds v.*cro i ivm the right to reserve stock by i .ikir.g a >10 dposit on cnch .-hare: : d further payment was required cf :em until they had completed pur ?hase of their war bonds. The only led ire asked of any one taking a.' :::;t?.ge of the proposition was that e should look on his purchase as ar ( ivestment and not a speculation. j The unexpected demand for shares j has caused the company to create ? I -peeial department to handle the np- j iiications. More than 2.~>00 of the r.cw i shareholders are women. Subscriptions ave been received from employes at :! of the plants of the company and :?o from each of the 400 towns an-1 :t:cs where the company has a branch .onse. & (). SHOPMEN \Slv PAY INCREASE Hagerstown, Md., July 31.?Dis ati-facticn again prevails among he V.'t u rn Maryland Railway hopmcn here, and it is reporte-.i hev will !; for increased wanes. Thi.y are making approximately T2 cents a nhour. The increase to be ?t.-ki 1 f<:-'. ?t is said, will be 10 cents an hour. Lcwer paid shop em ployes will ask an increase of S cents an hour, bringing their pay to CO cents an hour. The demands, it is understood, will be submitted ?.bcur August 1. MASONIC NOTICE There will be called communion - ? :Cn cf Anirew Jackson Lodge No. 120, A. F. e.r.d A. M.. at the Masonv Temple Thursday evening July 31 7.3!) o'clock to confer the F. C. and M degrees. All Master Masons are in vited. By order of the Worshinf- I mas.er. J. E. ALEXANDER, j :S0-2c Secretary. POSSE TRAIL OUTLAW Princeton. W. Ya.. July .'Jl.?Mav.de v'Uc Farley, alleged army deserter and leader cf a band of a dozen out laws, said to lie mostly draft evaders and deserters from Camp Lee. has . iiecoeded in evadir.tr the, posses that .seek to recover the 14 year old daugh ter cf Kenr.nn Abshire, a farmer of mis county, whom he carried off. They have fled to the wilds of Fiat T-p Mountain. Farley was wounl:d by the girl's father. Farley's chin is ? ud to be shot off. Deputy .Sheriff Wills, of Raleigh J county, is recovering from injuries j sustained when beset by the outlaws i -Abshire met the outlaws sir.glehar.de1 j In the fight he feigned, serious in- ; jury, instructing his daughter to teP 1 the mountaineers he was killed. II ! ?vas left for dead. The outlaws a~-?ir j secured the girl, an i Farley rejoined j them. KILLS GIRL WIFE AND SELF j Pontiac. .Mich., July :!!.?CI.? j Near. 2.'! yeai? o^!, of Lon lon. Ort. shot and killed .his wife. Mabel, 10. years old. on the Pontiac Suite Hcs!pital grounds. and fchon killed himself, because she refused his pleadings that she go br.ek to Can-, ada with him. PIRATES HOLD up BLACK SEA SHIP London. July ."M.?The daring d.iys of sea piracy have been born ar.?w in the Black Sea, according to Xews Agcncy dispatch yesterday from Constantinople. Georgian brigands, after smug gling themselves aboard, the Rus sian steamer Constantino, staged a ?.ramalic hold up in the middle of the Black Sea. that closely riva'ed i the achievements of the Ir.te Captain Kidd. Drawing revolvers the bandits j lined up men, women and children | c n the decks and ordered the eip tr.in to continue his course. The hold up men then ^roccded syst m atically to iob th ? passenger? cf :-'!'d coir.- r.r.tc.-. jtnvr'ry. .-.u-:" wt.'ie" ? valuables worth thirty-five million j rubles. I Xoar Rizeh. on She Turkish cv. -t j the brigands blsw up the stvan -. r J i cwed ashore rjnd escaped with the '? bet. I PEACE TREATY PIT UP TO POLISHh ASSEMBLY'j London. July ?'!!.?The pe.se treaty with Germany has been pre sentc-d to the foreign affairs com mittee of the Polish assembly ? by Premier Paderewski with a recom mendation f?-.r its ratification, : Warsaw dispatch today aiuiour. ? i In presenting the document the j premier told the committee that j Poland should !>.? happy over ih terms it ccr.tair. ?. The Polish representative in P;: is | Premier Paderewski added, had ; ?- j tested against providing for Gr-j man educational rights in Po! l i when th.? Poli = wer;\ not gran: j similar rights in Germany. FRANCE AND IJKITISH SPLIT I P kameruxs Paris, July 31.?Yiscurt Mi'.r. -r. Briitish .Colonial secretary, and I r ii Simon. French minist . r of ci V> nies. have signed a", agro- ment it London ceding to F'.snce, th? whole rf th" German Kamoruns, in Smr.h Africa, ccecpt a s'rip adjoining Xi rcria, which will go to England. thi Petit Journal stated today. The port cf Duala and most of Totroiar.d. including Lnm?, will go to Frrnr-e. it said. FIVE REPORTED DEAD j IX RAIJ WAY CRASH I East Portchoster. Conn., July :;1. ?Two Xlw Haven Railroad fr i; !it ? rains collided here early toU.y, .he motor of the second train crash ing through the caboose of the ni =t. It is reported five men v.- re kill ?! and several injured. Several cars ; nr.' still burning and all west bound ! traffic is tied up. j NOTICE j Summer School will op? n at the j Lee Building, Monday, August -!, at 0 a. m. ?l.Sfl-.*]c. W. H. Sweqney, Supt. STANDARD GASOLINE 25c Op?n evenings and Sundays, A)e:< iandria Auto Supply, JC4 South J Washington street. 140-t.f I Announcement is made that a ?mmer schjfti will start Monday at Sehccl Building. The Willnrd vV. C. T. U., will moot ?./.is evening at S o'clock at ill i vlh Columbus street. Mr. Julian-Simpson has returned to hi.- home in Queen street, after .?pending seme time at Colonial iicach. M.s. W. \V. Dc-maine and daugh ..?r. Miss Elizabeth Domaine. left today for a vi -it to Columbia, S. C., and Jacksonville, Fla. It is exported that a la rare delega nn of Pvthians tonight will .-co to >rndcn, Ya. to pay a visit to the ythian Lodge of the Knights of . ythias at that place. The ccmmuity sing given la:;t ight in Christ Church yard was rgely attended. A bind <:f eighteen i'ccs frrm Camp Humphreys fur i.shed music. Funeral si r vices for Matthew Wil were held this morning at St. Catholic Church and eenduet 1 by I'.ev. [... F. Kelly, assistant .: t >r. and iiuri.y- was in St. Mary's ? nntery. According to the monthly report ' Dr. L. E. Foulks. health officer ?"?>r the city, durilng the month from ilv i to July 31, inclusive, tlvre ere thirty-nine birth? and fifteen !-alhs in the city. Dorothy Virginia Whipp. twelve . r.rs eld. died yesterday at the me of her mother. 113 Prince vet. Her funeral will take place I o'clock tomorrow afternoon ?J services will be conducted by Sdgu:- C?j:penter, re"tor of , vco P. E. Church. Little Miss Ruth Bibb, of Manas >, who has bc-en visiting at the >me of Mr. an<l Mrs. Norman Ev ;s at Braddock, for the past eight ceks, returned to her hom<- on usday, accompanied by Mrs. Mary ' lienner and little Miss Gracic Bell : i Master Billie Hareok, of Brad ' ;ck. The funeral of Mrs. Sadie A. Park :'i take place at ?"> o'clock this :il mo( n from the residence cf her -?ter. Mrs. Bernard Barrett, 214 ? >uh Alfred street. Services will ! ? conducted by Rev. Dr. E. V. '^gester. pastor of the. M. E. Church oith, nr.d burial will be in Union metery. IN MEM OKI AM In sad but loving remembrance of ,r baby. Melvin Lester Gorham. ho went to rest four wek? ago to . iy, July 3, H'10. ?arling ?delvin how we miss you. Miss your ger.tie smiling face, nd our home seems sad and drary, When we sc<> your vacant piece. Cod needed one more ang.-l babe For hi? bright an get oand And so in love and pity. I!- ached down for our darling's hand one from life, yes gon ? forever, Tear dimmed eyes shall look in vain, "ntil we reach that shining city, h-n we'll meet our love again y your bedside w ? snt are! watch ed you. Pass from life to yonder blissful shore. .Vow we'll wait and trust in Jesus, Till we meet to part no more. Gone but not forgotten. By his father ar.d mother, t?1.-lp. Mr. snd Mrs. K. L. Gorham. NOTICE All Odd Fellows are requested to trend a special meeting of Potomac i o:ig No. 38, I. 0. 0. F., on Thurs ay evening at 8 o'clock to receive Cuv T. Homer, Grand Master of T 'irginia. j 60-2c. By order of the Lodge. Edgar Carpenter, Noble Grand. POTOMAC FISH COMPANY will ha A* on sale tomorrow and bal ance of week; fresh mackerel, trout, butter fish, catfish, white perch, rock, Red Fin crabs. C. II. ZIMMERMAN, Phone 103. 181-lp