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rising temperature. < J'. tonight ESTABLISH# 17 ? ' 'Oldest f>aily. Newspaper in the tfnited Stat**' ?nd fee*t Advertii ing Medium la Norther* Virginia. ~ "mmmr ?isoxSuoj jo ?mJqri 'ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1919^ VOL. CXXXV?No. 184. CARME I' YARDS NOW OUr 300 Walk Out at 7 O'clock This Morning Completely Tying up Yards JOINT MEETING TODAY Seven Hundred From Southern Shops and Potomac Yards ?Conference Meet in Opera House. The 300 carmen employed at the Potomac railroad yards went on a strike at 7 o'clock this mornring, which closes down the big yards. The othev J employed at the yards, including all of the mechanical force's, went on a strike at 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon makirtg a grand total of aproximately 400 at the yards on a strike. 'In addition to the 400 at the Poto mac yards who are now out there are atready 300 shop employed at the Southern' Railway here on a strike making a grand total of 700 out all . told in this city. The carmen at the Potomac yards were the last to leave their posts, . They carried along with th'em both foremen and laiborers leaving only the ] clerical forces at work at the big gravity yards. ( Despite the fact that officials at the . yairds claimed they will not be crip pled hy the men goinig out, it is stated ( by the union men that the strike will completely dose down1 the big yards and also that care for repairs will not be repaired at places where they exneoted the work to be done inas much as the men at these points also wiM gfrike. ?The situation at the Potomac yards ; is serious. Niever before in the history of the yards were they tied up so tight as they are today. There 1 is not a single man at work. A joint meeting of the strikers from 1 the Southern and Potomac yardis was held at 10 o'clock this mornine: in ; the opera house which was presidcil over by the local union officials from 1 the two places. 1 They a're determined bo remain out 1 until their demands for increased pay ' or a reduction in the high cost of living is met. They are firm in their determination.alon<g this line and as7 1 serfc that under no consideration will they return-'utitil action is taken-:. ! Attending this meetirtg were com mitteemen from the Terminal Round house;vin Ivy Qjty D. C?,.who went out on' a strike at 8 o'clock this morning. ' * Views of the situation were ex changed by many of those present. Announcement was made that a joint committee fqom the Southern ,and Potomac yards wild1 this afternoon hold a conference in1 "Washington with a .committee from the Ivy City Ter minal roundhouse. This conference is slated to be held at 509 G street, north west, Washington. Apart from the fact that a confer ence was held this morning which was attended by all of the strikers and the committees were named there is nothing further to report at this time a .-cording to the strikers. They.simply are marking time and awaiting de velopments J Owing to. the fact that the Alexan dria Trades Council room!s were in sufficient to accommodate the crowd v;;th the new men added to the sr ers from the Potomac yards, it was decided to hold the meeting in the opera house where all future meet ings will be held. MAY CEDE ISLANDS TO U. S. London, Aug. 4.?The National News says a suggestion that the British West Indies ibe ceded- to the United States in part payment of Grekt Britain's war debt is being considered seriously on both sides of the Atlantic Open Air Moving Picture Show For benefit of Si. Mary's Boys' School In the School Y*td Washington & Queeo,Streets August 6 and 7, 1919. At 8.30 P. M. Adult's Ticket 35c Children's Ticket 15c 184-3c. local team victorious | : ?; Cardinals 8; War Department 4?Two Other Games oat Docket The CardS nal iA'thletic ' Club base ball team defeated the War Depart ment representatives yesterday on the high school field1 by a 8 to 4 score. The game was exciting and well played throughout. In the first in ning the "warriors" had three men or the bases, but could not get them home as the Carditfals were as tight as a mister with Tiis money and would mot loosen up a bit. 1 C'hariie Hanltzmon pitched an ex cellent game for the Cardrinals, al though he could not locate, the plate at times, but would tighten uip whon in danger. Catcher Savage, Tate of the Fort Hunt baseball team, and who has recently returned from France j where he played an importarft via it or the "firing linte" of the Coast Artillery Corps, was behind the bat for the winners. The Cardinals have been playing winning basebali during the 1919 sea son, having lost but one game. Saiturday, August 9, the Naval Hospital baseball team will be tho Cardinal's opponents. The game will !>e played on the Alexandria High School field and1 will be called at 5 p. m. Sunday, August 10, the Cardinals will play the Rex Athletic Club team in the Union League Park ,15th ami H streets N. E., Washington, at 2.30 p. m. Manager McDonald will take his lads over /to the Capital City preparer! to. giVe the Rex a hand game and will do his best to return home with a victory. The Cardinals have not heard from ;he Clarendoris, "but are ready." GUNS QUELL STRIKE Mank Killed and Wounded in Swit erlaitd Disorders Geneva, Aug. 4.?Troops sent by the Government to quell strike riots at Basle and Zurich were forced to use machine guns mounted on. au tomobiles during the disorders Fri day. The strikers at Basle ripped up the payments and bombarded the troops', injuring many. A number of strikers were killed and many were arrested. At Basle the outbreak was said to be of a Bofehevik' character, while at Zurich the disorders were attrib uted :to the. increasing cost of liv- ; ing. j Newspapors have ceased pub lication^ rul tramways have discon tinued running at Basle.-Operation of the gas an delectric 'services are threatened. The ringleaders of the strike are reported to be youths 18 - and 20 years old. ; The military is guarding all banks and factories. HOME DYNAMITED Los Angeles Lawyer Target of Un known Assassins Yesterday 'Los Angeles, Aug. 4.?The home of Oscar Lawler, prominent attor ney, was wrecked by the explosion of two bomlbs yesterday Lawler and his wife wdrc probably fatally in jured. The home was destroyed by the explosion and fire th'at followed. The authorities, searching the ruins, found the romntants of two bombs. Mr. Lawler, on regaining con sciousness at the hospital, said that he had no idea who could h'ave pTaced the bombs. He sard his pro fesscnal activities recently had not placed him in contact with the law less element and he h'ad no enemies. FIVE KILLED BY EXPLOSION Italian Police Blame Radicals for In cident Near City of Chiatona Taranito. Itay Ag. 4.?High-power exposives, said by the police to have been placed by radicals in order to terrorize people during the proposed general strike on July 21, suddenly exploded yesterday near Chiatona. Five persons were killed. Parts of their bodies were thrown several hun dred feet in the air. No damage was done to the railroad line. The police are investigating the incident, i ATTACK ON BARRACKS Ennis County Clare, Ireland. Aug. 4.?Thirty men armed with rifles and revolvers yesterday morning attack ed the police barracks at Broadford. ten miles, north of Limcrick. A battlo ensued between- the attackers a*d po lice which lasted more than an hour. One policeman was seriously wound ed. Candidates For State Sei ator and Legislature to be Chosen BIG VOTE EXPECTED i i Final Round Up Of Voters Tonight ?^Candidates Sanguine?Interest at Close More Pronounced. A democratic primary will be held | tomorrow for the purpose of nomi nating a candidate for the state sen ate to represent ihc fourteenth sena torial district embracing this aity, Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince Wil liam counties and also to nominate a representative for the state legisla ture to represent this city and Alex andria cunty :n that body. Despite the fact that the campaign as far as this city is concerned has been apparently list'css it is' predict ed that a jroc l sized vote will be poll ed he-? tomorrow. Friends of bctr. candidates will be out in full force it is stated. The race for the state senate is between Walter T. Oliver of Fairfax county and C. J. Meetze of Prirce William county. There is more in terest in this fight than in the leg:s lative contest. The race for the state legislature ?S a triangular one and the can'!: dotes are Chcrles Jesse, Alexandria county; John W. May and J. W. Collins, this city. The polls here will open at sun!'.if and close at sunset voting will In done at the usual voting places. The judges and clerks have been chc^on by the city el'octoria! board. HUSBAND SHOOTS FIVE New Yorker Invades "Good Husband's Club"-Affair and Fray Brings One Death. New York, Aug. 4.?Enraged ? <e eause his wife from whom he v/ns separated, was attending the annual picnic of the "Good Husband's Cl>:b" here Saturday night, Arthur Gould thirty years old, shot Irene Gould, twenty-four, through the wrist, killed Richard Gallagher, who went to nor assistance, wounded two men and a girl, and, after his ammunition had been exhausted, was rescued from an angry mob by the timely arrival of the police. Gould, badly beaten, was held by the police on a charge of homdeide. SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS About 100 Pupils Attend ?Four In structors In Charge A summer school was opened to day at Lee school building with an at tendance of approximately 100 pupils. The school will be conducted daily for until the reopening of the schools in the early autumn. The summer sch'>ol is for piy>iils who failed to pass the examinations for promotion. There s?r-2 four teachers engaged in the work of teaching. The school is operated un der the direction of Supt. W. II. Sweeney and the city school board. Admission to the school is absolu tely free. The abtend&nte this year is reported to be larger than a previous year and shows conclusively that all the pup ils who failed in their examinations propose to make strides forward so that they will <vin promotions at Iho coming scholastic term of schools. THREE BOYS KILLED Explosion in Quarry Shanty Where They Were Playing Philadelphia, Aug. 4.?One boy was blown to atoms, not enough of his body being recoverable for recogni tion, and two other boys, brothers, were disemboweled and all their limbs torn off by an explosion in the tool shantly of a quarry at Berkley street and Pulaski avenue at 1.50 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Tho two .broth ers were inot instantly killed but died in St Ltike Hospital. .. STANDARD GASOLINE 25c Open evenings and Sundays, Alex andria Auto Supply, 104 South Washington street. 149-tf Six REALTY TRANSFERS Deeds of Conveyance Recorded Today. ? Deeds of transfer for the following pieces of property haveJust been re corded in the office of the cleric of the court; Mrs. Annie V. Monroe to Erven J. Roberts and wife house lot 510 North Washington street Erven J. Roberts to Mrs. Florentine Smoot, house ami lot on the north side of Queen between St. Asaph and Pitt streets. M. T. Dwyer to M. D. Reese tiwo story brick dwelling 230 North St. Asaph Street, trustees of the Second Presbyterian Church to W. Dentaine three-story brick dwell? imr on west side of St. Asaph be tween Duke and Wolfe streets; Miss Louise Aitcheson to Alfred G. Dome' house and lot at the southwest corr.eT of Duke and Lee streets; Miss Louise Aitcheson to Zekiel IC. Moore house and lot on the west side of Lee be tween Duke and Wolfe streets. stantontrTal STARTS TOMORROW Charged With Shooting and Killing Jesse Rolph May ' . 12, Last VENIRE OF FORTY-SIX Shooting Took Place In Rosemont and Rolph Died at Hospital Two Days Afterward. The trial of D. Worth Stanton, r charged with shooting and killing Jesse Rolph, which occurred May 12, is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock to morrow morning in the corporation court, Judge L. C. Barley, presiding. A venire of forty-sn>" til 2 sm en from which to select a jury of twelve has been summoned. It is expected that the case will oc cupy two days. A large number of witnesses, including several character witnesses for the accused have beer, summoned to testify. Stanton alleged that Ruliph disturbed his domestic happiness and that this was respon sible for the shooting. The shooting took place the afternoon of May 12 and Rolph died the morning of May 14 at. the Alexandria .Hospital. -Ro'ph was employed as foreman of the anglesmith shop at the plant of the Virginia Shipbuilding Corpora tion. The accused will be represented by Attorney Edmund Burke and Com monwealth's attorney Howard W. Smith will conduct the prosecution. CHILDREN HUNGRY Six Million Underfed Because of High Cost of Living From 3,000.000 to 6,000,000 Ameri can children are not getting enough to eat because their parents are un able on their present incomes to buy sufficient food, sai da statement is sued yesterday by the Children's Bu reau of the Department of Labor. These are the children, the state-, merit said, who are often pronounced by parents and teachers to be "deli cate," "ailing", "lazy" or just "plain omey," although thc-rr true affliction is mal-nutrition. The number of school children in the United States who are not get ting sufficient food was placed at i from 15 to 25 per cent. This was said to be true of onc-'fith of the child ren attending school in New lork City. "Thousands of American families7' the statement said, 'are today living op. an income which does not permit an adequate diet." Watch for Dollar Day Tuesday*-??; Aiugiil-9 I 1 ; Vir Merchants Plan Rigges Bargain Festival Ever Held in City TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th Twenty-Five Have Already Signed rnd Others Are Expected to Take Part In Big Event. Dollar Day is coming! For the first time in its history the many progressive merchants of rapidly growing Alexandria, have agrded to join hands and give the buying public the greatest, feast of bargains ever prepared for one days sale. And the date of this heretofore unheard of bargain festival is Tues day, August 19 The sale is to be conducted undor the aurfpieds of thd Retail Merchants Bureau of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and is to be thorough ly advertised in every section of the dounty and even into other counties of the norther portion of the ?tatp. An incomplete canvass of the var ious stores of the city has provided a list of about 25 merchants ready and -witting to participate in this first sale and that they will endeav or to make DOLLAR DAY one of thd biggest events of the 'kind ever held here and' to make it a semi yearly bargain festival, is a fore gone conclusion. DOLLAR DAY has never failed to provide one of the biggest crowds ever attending,a sale in the many hundred's of cities and towns of the United States where these sales are' held semi-?annually and that Alextfn dria will join thd ranks of these prcrcssive and wide, awake citites is n. practical certainty. Witihin a few days, window cards and si^ns advertising th? bijr event will be on display in the windows of the stores taking part in the sale, and the thrifty shopper will do well to patronize the stcrcs having these cards in the ?windows. Below is a tentative list of mer chants who will take part in the ^ale. Any oilier merchants of the city'desiring to be identified with ' lie: list, are requested to call Mr. J T. Preston, at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce rooms. ' Department Stores:?D. Bendherm nnd Sons, E. R- Elliott, Swan Bros., W. T. Farley. R. E. Knight and Son. Ladies' Ready to wear?The Leader Store, Julius Wolf. M. Sper iing. M. Lieberman. Millinery?'Mrs. C. E. Bradley. Men's Clothing?Eddy and Gerber. Downhtom and Ridgeley, Kaufman & ; Blum enfold, Abe L. Cohen, B. Ab .'unison, H. FriedTander, Baer's-Alex Kaufman, L. Levin son. Men's Hats.?Howell, the Hatter. Music Stores?J. M. Reed. Shoe Stores?George \V. Bouts. A. Katz. Jewelers and Son?Saunders and Son, Castelberg's. Books and stationery? S. F. Dy <>n and Bro. DYNAMITED GIRL'S HOME Scranton, Pa.. Aug. 4.?Charged v/ith dynamiting the home of the "irl he loved and who has been per sisting in her refusal of his atten tions, Anthony Costino, aged 16 vears. was arrested early yesterday "morning after dynamite had been exploded under the porch of thej house of John Salaki, on East Drink er Street. The porch was smashed into splinters and doors knocked out of plumb. Salaki, his wife and their 15 year o*d daughter, Josephine, were thrown from their beds, but all escaped injury. The police say Cos tino told Josephine he would kill her unless she agreed to marry him and :.t is thought he used the dynamite to carry out his plan. MARRIED NOLAN?THOMAS?On Saturday, August 2, at RockviHe, Md., Miss Edith M- Thomas, granddaughter of Mr. ?nd' Mrs. George S. Finch, and Wiiiiam B. Nolan, by Rev. F. Minnick. 184-lp. ? SUBSTANTIAL BIRTHDAY GIFP. I Mrs. Lucy W. Roberts Presented With Deed for Agnew Court by Her Sen, R. S. Roberts Mrs. Lucy W. Roberts, sixty-sewi years old, whose home is in Danr ville, Ind., was given a genuinf surprise today by her son. R. S; Roberts, oif this city, when he pre sented her with a deed for the housi} and let 310 South Pitt street, for* A 1 merly the property of the Agnew estate, know nas Agnew Court. i estate, known as Agnew Court, daughter, Miss Kelly Roberts, only I arrived in Alexandria this morning and nrul been here but a few hours; when her son made her a propeity; owner in Alexandria by presenting1 her .vith a deed from the property! which las just convey.-d to him by; purchase from Gardner L. Boothe,i special commissioner. Mts. Roberts was a passenger oni the Chesapeake and Ohio train which! had a narrow escape from being! wrecked by a landslide at Hunting-! ton, Yv. Va., yesterday when the en-t gine of train 20-1 was badly dam aged. VICE PRESIDENT OK BANK I Robert S. Barrett With South Anier-I ican Corporation Robt. S. Barrett this city, former ly commercial attache at Buenos Aires, has been chosen first vice president of Portalis and Co., Ltd., international bankers and merchants Tnis company has its main office at Buonos Aires and has established a New York office at 25 Broad St.. Branches also are located at London. Paris, Montevido and Rosari. !Mr. Barrett1 will be locaited in Buenos Aires and expects to sail for that city next month. JAPAN WILL KEEP FAITH | Baron Goto Says China Will Rcceivr Shantung Back London, Aug. 4.?Japan will keer faith in- its engagement concerning Shantung, according to a statement i>y Baron Goto to tho Manchesie1 Guardian. "Talk is heard,'' he says I 'that the Chinese fear.Japan will ro' H :arry out her promise to return Shan- I tunjf to China, and this fear seem> to be shared by (,;h?r foreigner: also. ?'Japan has always strictly observ id her treaty obligations and ha never had occasion to apologize fr non-pcrformar.cc cf ner promises. Th treaty between China and Japan ii 191.') clearly stipulated that Japat will eventually return Shantung tin China. That engagement leaves lioljff. the slightest doubt that Japan wil' | t.urn Shantung over to China, foi J Tapan has-never been accused of ; breaking faith." WOOD ALCOHOL KLLS SEVEN Victims Bought ''Beverage" in Lid* ' of Real Liquor at Jersey City i Jersey City, N. J., Aug. 4.?Sewr i persons have died here within the pasit ten days from drinking woo-J if alcohol, it was revealed yesterday H by Dr. Arthur P. Hat-kins, assistant H county physician. Dr. Ilaskins said jj the victims had obtained the "bever- jj age" from barges in lieu of liquor? jj no longer obtainable under prohibi tion. It became known here yesterday that David Carbine, cf Crabtree. Pa. ?had become totally blind while awaiting discharge from Camp Dix 'as a result of drinking what soldiers .?all "bl'ackjack," a concoction which when analyzed, proved to he wooo alcohol, to which some color;ap matter had been added. Carbne is ir the Monmouth Memorial Hospital :-.t Long Branch. Warnings have been issued* at iCamps Dix and Vail against sold iers indulging in ''blackjack." HANGS HIMSELF AT 85 Plattsburtf, N. Y., City Attorney Ha'' Held M Public Offices Platt:?burg, N. Y., Aug. 4.?Henry E. Barnard, city attorney of P!atts: burg and formerly member of the As scmbly from Clinton county, was found hanging in a barn at his resid ence here yesterday by his son, Mayoi C. E. Barnard. Mr. Barnard was 85 years old and was regarded as on>> of the leading' lawyers of the city' and county. He. had-held 30 public-.offices, including: those of district attorney, and city .al-j derma rr. Ill health was -? believed-, te ^have led him to end his life. PRICE ONE CENT Miss Mamie Keegan has gone to Boston by sea where she will spend her vacation. R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, will hold its regular monthly meeting: tonight. Mr. ami Mrs. Jas. A. Huifish spent he week end with Rev. and Mrs. 3. T. Dodge, at Chester, Va. Mr. Ernest Lyles of Bridgeport. Conn., has returned home after com ng here to attend the funeral of his ?jjster Mrs. Philip Parks. Mr. R. L. Bartlett of Daube, Md., las returned after a visit to his ?;randmother, Mrs. Peter Hoy and his jrand'father, Mr. J. II. Bartlett. Mr.s. Grace Shout!/, and Miss Ruth Smith left yesterday evening for amp Oka Lee, Toronto, Canada .vhere they will sipend the month of August. \n open air moving picture show rill he given Wednesday and Thurs !a.\ evening on the la"wn ,at St. .Mary's i>oys' school, Washington md Queen streets. Master Laurence Thomson of Varrenton, Va., who has been spend ing the past week with his aunt, Mrs. R. E. Thompson, has returned to his home accompanied by his cousin Al ton Thompson. Mrs. Cora M. Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Fritsch and little :ujinter, Virginia, motored in from hicago on Sunday and are guests f their relatives, Mr and Mrs. W. Nickiiri, of South Pilt street. Mr. Wm. II. Ware, of Washing on, and Miss Maggie May Staples, f this city, were quietly married laturday evening at Grace Church actory by Rev. Edgar Carpenter, 'hey will reside in Washington, D. A sample of the lights proposed to e used for the illumination of King treet's white way was placed in >osition Saturday and used Saturday light for the first time. The light ?.as been placed on a pole on the >uth side of Kinp between St. As ph and Pitt streets. Mr. and Mrs. Max Rosenfeld, this ity, announces the marriage of their ;on, Norman E. Rosenfeld to Miss Al L. Grcerfberg of Buffalo, N. Y., .hich took place in Washington ye? erday at-the home of Rev. Dr. Simon, immediately followinig the wedding Ir. and Mr.s. Rosenfeld left for New "rt News and other southern cities. ATTACKED AFTER CRASH \utflfmnbilist Blackjacked by Truck Driver for Protesting. Trenton, Aug. 4.?After his auto iiobile had been knocked into a '.itch by a motor truck on the Lin coln Highway, about a mile above Morrisvil'Ie, early yesterday morn ng, William F. Wallace, of Wash ington. D. C., chi-rges that he was Mackjackcd by the driver of truck, xho then made his getaway. Wallace ckx-lares that the truck \vas running on the left side of the oad, and following the collsion, when ! he asked the driver why he did not : keep to the right, the man pulled a ' blackjack and hit him on the headi ! inflicting a severe scalp-wound, f The truck was owned by the Commonwealth Storage Company of Philadelphia, and bore the Pennsyl vania license No. C4019. Efforts to overtake it were futile. 1 MASONIC NOTICE There will be a call communication of Artdrew Jackson- Ledge. No. 120 A'. F. and A. M. at the Masonic Tem ple Wednesday evening, August Gth; ?at 7.30 o'c/ock to confer the F. C. degree. All master masons invited. By/ Order of the Worshipful Master:' 184-3c. ?' -J. T:' '-'S^ty. ?* r,A-*Z- r) MARRSE?>- ; -A MOJ-. . Mr: Floyd L. DickeTeon and Mrs. 'Elsie- Cohen, of thi? V. max*T fried'jrl >>Yr" ' i?aai-y./ 7. 1919,-1 * ?' iting.