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Oldest Daily NeTrspaper in the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Median in Northern Virginia.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 216.
Less Than Two Miles Be
tween Here and Washing
ton to Be Completed
Organization Favors Equitable AJjust
ment of Rates on W._Va., Line?
Commitee to Co-operate Named.
The regular monthly meeting of
the board of directors of the Chamber
of Commerce was held last.night.
The app&ication for membership of
the Aero Auto Company was received
and they were unanimously elected.
The matter cf the condition of the
lights at Rossimonlt and East Rose
mont was generally discussed and the
following cr-rmmttee was appointed to
appear before the City Council <>nci
urge the passage of a resolution pre
ecnted to them lasft fall-by tflie citizens
of Rosemont or to urge them to tUko
soir?e action which will relieve the
distressing condition of street lights
and sidewalks in that part of Hie city:
J. K. M. Norton, Col. J. Y. W;l.
liairms, Ed'gar Warfield, Jr.
A letter from the Botord of Super
viscnts of Alexandria County, calling
attention to the improved type of con
crete roadway being constructed- along
the Washington and Alexandria turn
pike from the north, entrance to the
property formerly belonging to the
New Washington Brick Company and
extending Southwardly to the power
house of the Washington.. Virginia
|Raiiway Company at Four Mile Run
and calling attention to the fact that
the unimproved part of this road re
maining after the improvement r.oV:
in process of construction is 1.7 miles
jnd sitaling that the fund's of Alexan
dria County were limited and that un
less their fund's were augmented by
?onJtributiorvs from firms or corpora.
;io'ns who are extensively using this
lighway, it would be impossible fc':
:he county of Alexandria to continue
his improvement beyond the pcints
nerrtnoned. Capt.'G." H, Evans, busi
vass mrnageiT'of^ the Chamber of
^orrvmence, was requested' to cohjmuui
ate, with the fir^iS; using trucks over
hatj -fwd and to' soloclt contributions
ro-m 'them 'for1 that purpose: ??????
T^e^patfeiftvof a; proposed : increase
f raites of the Wasfoington-Virgini::
LaiJ/way Company was generally dis
usied. f r?i tjbe... motion adjopted
hat favoring any ? movement ? io-.ki
ig.. towards a^iusttnent
f raEes and the appointment of' a
ammittee to co-operate '/with . fcke
kovement- already * QPganize^ ?'?which
-ill contest the. proposed, advance at
ie. public heading' and the following
ammittee .was appointed.
,iT. Cjlifton Howard; cifatrtnan"; Bch<K
g WW. J\"H: brolly,-M.;B.?Har<
w, C. J. Deahl. P. J. De?mpscyl A.
. Brockefct. ?
It was decided that a news letter
lould be sent ant eai% in .each.month
? keep the members in touch with
ic activities of the organization and
ie following committee was appoint.
I t-c loo-k After same:. Col.; J Y. Wil
jms, chairntfan,'0; II. Kirk, Waflace
It was decided that the Organiza
>n fyoM a smoker on Monday ni^ht.
ptemiber loth, to which all members
the chamber are invited and that
secure a pood speaker to address
e meeting. This being done with, a
f\v to getting: the members r.cquairvt
with each cither and in the nnturr
a pet together meeting and Capt.
o. H. Evans and the secretary
re appointed a committee :o make
rangements for this smoker.
^Richmond, Ky., Sept, 10.?Antho
R. Bumham, former Chief Jus
te of the Kentucky Court of Ap
lals, died at his home here yestcr
|y after a long illness. He was
|dely known as si Republican
ider and for nearly 50 years was
cognized as one of the State's
remost lawyers. His father. Cur
Field Burnam, 'svas a member
President Grant's Cabinet. Judge
^rnham was 73 years old.
?ry a Gazette classified ad.
? M
"Hold Place'in Our Hearts Near Be*
loved Poilus." Declares Clemenceau
Paris*, Sept. 10.?"The-* everlasting
gratefuvness of France"' was express
ed yesterday by Premier Clemonceau
in commenting upen. General Persh_
ing's homecoming. Ol'emenceau said.
"With General Pershing returning
home after two years as commander
of t'he American* troops in France, 1
can only evoke indescribable amotion
of tiie memory of the great soldier
who, during the decisive campaign
which began soon after the arrival of
the first American contingents.,never
doubted the i'ssue of the fight, but
said to himself: 'We must hold first
and win next.'
"?From the handful of men who ar
rived with General Pershing to the
formidable army he commanded wnei
the ccjnoion enemy surrendered, al!
were confident of their chief, whose
vaJue was soon revealed to us. We
admired and revered him, giving him
a place in cur heart near the beloved
"With the whole of America ac
claiming the man who led her sons to
battle and to honor, I personally unite
wlitih France in a manifestation of
unalterable friendship and everlast
ing gratefulness."
Philadelphia Receives Big Shipments
From the West Indies
Philadelphia, Sept. 10.?(Large raw
sugar arivals from Cuba, Porto Rico
and Hawaiian Islands have virtually
ended the sugar shortage. Enough
is coming to assure plenty for ev
The steamship Costigan is now
discharging at the local refineries
18,500,000 pounds of sugar from
Cuba, one of the largest cargoes
ever brought to this port and the ar
rivals will be jn greater volume in
the next two weeks than ever lie
The refiners are being kept busy
receiving the sugar, the greater part
of which comes from Cuba. William
E. Gonzales, United States Minister
to Cuba, who has just returned on
a visit, says the warehouses In Cuba
are bursting with raw sugar. All the
United States has to do. he says, to
get all the sugar it needs, is to send
vessels to Cuba.
Paris, Sept. 10.?The Balkan pot
is begijjning to >boil over.. The 4'l>jjr
five" le'arnc'd wit]i trepidation yester
day afternoon that Rumania and
Serbia have'decided not, to sign the
Austrian..treaty.- The Serbian repre
sentatives declare "-.they, might sign
later,-, when-/- they \v;ere advised by
their government^ "Belgrade'/ Tljey
were accorded two or three days in
which/to 'make up their minds.
Rumania's decision,-which is an
i?.r. entlv definite, practially" places
her oat*ide the e"tente.
' It'is j'uhhitted in American peace
circles that the Rumanian action
makes it impossible to grant Ruma
nia the territory which is accorded
her by the Austrian treaty or the
reoaration recognized in that docu
ment as being due her.
Gassaway (W. Va.? Police Chief On
Killing Charge
Gassaway. W. Va., Sept. 10.?
Walter Samples, chief of police, was
hold without bail on a charge of fir-1
degree murder for killing Charles M.
Bowen, a merchant.
The trouble occurred at a base ball
game when Bowen attempted to pro
vent the arrest of a friend who ha l
struck a player with a bat during ar
argument. Samples is said to have
hit Bowen on the her.d with his club
and Bowen is said to have retaliated
by hit fling Samples with a rock. TV.'
police chief is alleged then to have
drawn his revolver and shot Bi.'.ver
four times.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Braddock Light and
Power Company, Incorporated, for
the election of directors and the
transaction of such business as may
properly come before said meeting,
will be held at the office of the Com
pany, Alexandria National Bank
Building. Alexandria. Virginia, Tues
day, September ir>, 1910, at 1
o'clock p. m.
212-lOc. S. R. Bow en, Secretary.
Select Hard Shell Crabs. Jacob
Brill, foot of King Street. 215-fip.
Eleven Deeds Are Recorded
Today In Office of
' Clerk of Court
Realty Dealers Report Unusual Acti
vity?Many Buy Homes?Alexan
dria Soon a City of Home Owners.
Deeds of transfer fcr eleven picces
of property have just been placed on
record in the office of the clerk of the
Corporation Court.
Real estate dealers say that there
is a biti1 dentin i for bo> residential
a:r! busine-- property at the present
time and indications are that the de
mand will continue until the Orst. of
the year at least. The demand far
exceeds the supply of houses just
Property of all kinds is daily
changing hands .In a majority of
instances the property is being pur
c: as? d for homes.
Alt .\ :in;'ria soon wili be a cify of
home owners, as nearly everyone
who heretofore rented houses are
just now ondti.voring lo cwn their
own homes and in this'the vast ma
jority already have succeeded.
Deeris recorded are as follows:
Leopold Ruben and sister. Miss Sarp
Ruben, to Henry C. Smith house and
lot 1001 Cameron street.
Evelyn A. Chase to Mary Susan
Gadis, house and lot on the cast side
of Alfred between Queen and Prin
cess streets.
Casper I.. Corder to Marshal! Es
tes house and lot Rio Madison
W. T. S. Jackson to Stephen
Slaughter and wife hvuj-.e and lot "20
South Alfred stir of".
W. T. S. Jackson to John Vir.lear
and wife house and lot :j 18 South
Alfred street.
Iluiro Ilerfurth, Jr. to W. F. Pi'rci
Reid and I.. A. Popkins a lot at the
?southwest corner of Prince and Al
fred streets.
l\ F. Gorma*: to David G. W'icJ.t
a house and lot on the north side of
Queen between lloirv and Fayette.
.Charles II. Zimmerman to Worth
Hullish and Son:?, Inc.; house and lot
southeast corner of Market Space
and -^larket alley. ;
Mutual Really Co'-porsitiop to Mat
thew. Procto.r an 1 Matthew Proctor
,tr?* D. W. Jenkins , and V. D.ay;shrove
house and ' lot. ('<?."> 1-2 South AI'"red
Citizens' Nat.'. r\*il IJ.ink to Aillii r
M.Iving. lot S, blork 12 in section 2.
P. F. Downey to ilarvey O. Dan
iels.store and dwelling ti the north
east! corner of Oronoco and Alfred
2.000 PERMITS ISSl"E1>
Work Concluded This Afternoon?
Permits For Colored Children
Tomorrow and Friday
Th? Work of issuing permits to
white children was complete! th;.~ af
ternoon,. A iotal of about 2,000 wore
issued during- the past three days
Permits today were given to the
children who wilJ attend West Xr. 1
school and about 100 were issue.! by
the clerk ef the board.
Permits will be issued tomorrow ar !
Friday at Lee school by Gilbert J.
('ox. clerk of the beard, assisted by
Wlr.gate Summers, to colored c-hiid.
rcn. The hours are from 9 a. m.
until 2 p. m.
Commuters Select Attorney Charles
H. Smith to Fight Boost in
Railway Fare
At a meeting of the ' executive
committee of the Mount Vernon di
vision Commuters' Association held
last night Attorney Charles Henry
Smith was employed as counsel to
appear before the Interstate Com
merce Commission at the hearing
set for Friday. September 10. ard
fight the boost in rates the Wash
ington-Virginia Railway Company
desire put into operation.
Already hundreds of' 'commuters
have signed petitions protesting
against the increase rates which pe
titions have been placed in storev
throughout the city.
Free Water Given Citizens by Robert
Portner Corporation
An artesian well more than 500
feet deep has just been sunk by the
Robert Portner Corporation. The
well was sunk under the diection of
S. C. Croplev, manager of the brok
erage department of the corporation
and also manager c>f the Virginia
Feed and Milling Company.
It is located on Pendleton street
between Washington and St. Asaph.
There are four spigots and Mr.
Cropley announces that this, water is
free to the citizens of Alexandia.
Many already have taken advant
age of the generous offer ancT daily
persons ;ro to this place for their
supply of drinking water.
Mr. Cropley some time ajro an
nounced his intention of sinking such
a well, and he says he is only too
i glad to have citizens get this pure
water free of cost.
The renewal of this artesian well
was under the direct supervision of
John Ewald, superintendent of the
Virginia Feed and Milling Corpora
Primate Of Belgium Greeted
By Officials Of Church '
And State
Militant Spiritual Prince Will Come
To Baltimore to Visit Cardinal Gib
bons Today.
New York, Sept. 10.?Cardinal Mer.
trier, Belgium's famous prelate, ha>
arrived in America. The transpor!
Northern Pacific, bearing' the distin
guished churchman amontf its passen
gers, dceked at Ilcboken la'st riijrht.
The Cardinal was met by Arch
bishop Hayes, Maj. Gen. Shanks
Mayor Hylan, Mayor Broening, ef
Baltimore, and a large committee of
clergymen and laymen*. Members of
the reception ctrtijmitee kneeled and
kissed the rh:g on the Cardinal's
right hand as they were presented
and each received, his blessings.
"Ladies and Gentlemen ,<rf the
press/' said the CardEnal in a pre.
;>Ured statement, \"teLi the .people 'pf
:ny. gratitude by your pen and you}
voice, and thus interpret.for- me where
1 cannot go to speak. ? -
"Many of our people would have
died had r.ot you Americans prevent
ed the.Germans from, taking mctv of
our food than they had already tak
en. We shall never forget it. I am
deeply moved in coming here. I felt
when I landed that it was a historic
moment in my life. The immensity
of the scrive you rendered my people
cannot be adequately expressed by
"The Belgian's want to start work
again. Many of our people are idle
because the Germans have wrecked
cur machinery. I owe it to my peo
ple to tell you that we need your
help in enabling them to resume work.
Belgium and America shall forevei
work hand in hand. We are the weak,
cr one and you arc the stronger." |
The Cardinal was driven to the
residence cf Archbishop Hayes, where
he is to remain until his departure
for Baltimore this evening.
A strike of the steel industry will
be called within forty-eight hour?
unless President Wilsn, in the mean
time. can assure the heads of the
twenty-four unions with which the
workers are affiliated, that there is
some possibility of a conference with
E. W. Gary, head of the United Sti.tcs
Steel Corporation.
This was made plain in a telegram
sent to the President at St. Paul.
Minn., and made public by the union
presidents today.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders and directors of the Harris
& Shafer Co., will be held at the of
fice of Mr. Gardner 1.. Boothe, Alex
andria National Bank Building. Alex
andria. Virginia, cn Thursday, Sep
tember 25, 1919, at 2:;*0 p. m.
By order of the President.
214-lot. - E. A. Harris, Secty.
All Are Urged to Contribute
1 to This Worthy
Funds Will Be Used In Saving Rem
nants of Their Race From Utter
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 10.?Th-i huge
ness of the task that confronts them
J in saving1 the remnants of their race
! abroad from utter destruction makes
it necessary for the Jews of this state
to turn to the citizens of the state
Df other faiths for help in the coming
.Jewish re'.itf drive. Heretofore the
funds necessary to finance Jewish re
lief efforts abroad have been contri
bute:! largely by Jews, but with the
larger responsibilities now devolving
upon them, it is imperative '.hat an
outside appeal be made. Thus Met
Levy of Norfolk, State Chairman of
.he Virginia Drive summed up the rer
sons for the non_sectarian appeal fo:
Jewish relief funds to be stage;'
hrough the state in October.
"In the past American Jews have
fladly answered call after call to lenv
heir aid in various causes" stated Mr
*.evy, Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Sal
/ation Army, War Camp Commun;t>
?Service, United War Work Campaign
ind so on in turn have asked promi
lent Jews to serve on their commit
"Such men as Jacob H. Schiff an.
lis son, Mortimer, Nathan Straus,
Kclix M. Warburg, Juilus Roser.wald
ind the long list of other prominen
nun have spared no efforts to make
hese causes a success. Now, in the::
urn, they are saying to their (Jentih
'rit-nds, 'Help us in our undertaking.
'The same is being done all dowr
he line. In every state in the Union
fading Gentiles are gladly serving
n American Jewish relief campaigns
o aid ihe Jew in what is believed tf
> the darkest hour in the history tf
the race. After all, rr.ee, creed and tin
ttke: are merely human difference.
;hat, man ha-s set up, and we are all
neipbej-s of the one human >fcimHy,.
"In turning'thus "fur practically Ifa:
'irst t.imp fcr outside help in a pure.
Jy Jewish cause it must' *ot be $fo'j"'r
i.hat the'".Jews, of' America, .and cf this
';ta^e particularly, Will, ceasy' to giv.it-..
fhey.'will continue to pour- out'their
noney for the relief of the suFer
'r.g and starving abroad-. It should be
?emembered that their gifts durirp
he past two years total ;ov?r $30.
710,000, and that this rate of giving
vill not only be maintained, but will
?e increased in the future.
"But, with the war over, the needs
md the opportunities across ihe sea
lave increased greatly and for the
'irst time in five years it is possible
.o do really effective relief work. The
funds needed in this critical hour art
;0 great that they cannot possibly he
raise:! by the 3,500,000 American
lews alone. Hence it is that we turr
?onfidcntlv to our friends of othei
Owing: to the renovating being dm
it the Richmond Theatre tlvre wili
?e no Matinee on Thursday and Fri
lay. Pictures will start at (>.30 instead
>f 2.30. There will be a Matinee at
-.he Inpomar on Wednesday, Thurs.
lay and Friday.
Owing to the increase in price of
new productions and to eliminate the
use of pennies which is a prreat in
convenience, beginning Monday, Sep
tember 15, 1919, prices at the Rich
mond will be as follows: Matinee 1C
ar.d 20c; nights, 1? an* 'Joc. Ip.eromar:
15 and 20c. These prices include war
tax and remain the same except or
special super productions.
Alexandria Amusement Ci.
Richmond and Intromar Theatre?
30x3, $2.25; 30x3 1-2, S2.50; 32x
3 1-2, $3.00; 31x4, $3.50. Alexandra
Auto Supply, 104 South Washington
American Capital Said 1? he Inter
ested in Making ^ ienna Great
Pleasure Place
Vienna. Sept. 10.-? American capi
tal is to be employed in making: Vi
enna the gayest city in the world
and the chief playground of Europe
if a report in circulation here today
is correct.
It was stated that American finan
ciers art about to approach the Aus
trian government with a proposal
to take over all the places of public
entertainment in the city and to es
tablish a super-Coney Island.
An effort will he made to outdo
Monte Carlo in luxurious gaming
places, if permission to run them
can be secured.
But Children Gave Alarm Wher
They Found it Wasn't Play
Cleveland, Sept. 10.?Mildred an
Berniee Fross, aged 7 and !), re>o.'ct
ively, thought their mother was more
ly providing some amusement fo
them when she stood on a chair, tie
a rope aroend a gas jet. looped the
other end around her neck and ther
bade them good.by.
But when the woman leaped cf
the chair ar.d her body began sway
Ing and her face contorting with pais
they screamed for their father. II
arrived in time to save the wor.iar
Despondency was the cause, the "U>
band said.
President's St. Paul Speech Not a:
Indorsement of National
i pat ion of Railroads
St. Paul. Minn.. Sept. 10.?Presi
dent Wilson will not indorse the so
called Plumb plan for regulating the
railroads cf the country in anything
like the form it stands. This \va
authoritatively learned last night.
Following the President's sp:jc!
before the Minnesota Legislator
yesterday morning, there was con
siderable speculation and many di
rect statements made to the effort
that by this speech he had indorses
the plan. There was comment t<
the effect that no other conclude;
could be read into the speech. Be
cause of this a direct inquiry wa
made of the President.
Mr Wilson is not for the Pl-m"
plan It an be stated that there v.i'
have to be radical rearrangement o
this plan before there is any ehr.nc
of its receiving the powerful influ
ence of White House .support. Tl'
President did talk in his speech y-?
'tjjrd^y'of the- necessity of. a "p-rt
ncrsh3p"; between capital and la >oi
"But he meant exactly that?a part
I t 'ci.n be Stated that he takes th
4-iew that - rh Its essence the Plum'
plan is not a proposal of partner
ship, but rather an attempt t
squeeze ?>ut. from all connection wit
the railways the capitalistic < le
Paris, Sept. 10.?In the absence of I
all the elaborate details such as ac
companied the v.'tMng at Versailles
the allies made formal peace with
Austria today. Dr. Karl Renr.er.
Austrian chancellor anT head of hi?
country's peace (it legation ?igned the
treaty at St. Germain at 11;: 1 ~
o'clock this morning
No speeches were ma in by the
Austrian delegates. Premier Ckren
coau. or. behalf of th? irviter'
the Austrians to sign in the sr.nu
terse fashion he hail employed of
Versailles before the Germans.
Chancellor Renner was th<? first
delegate to sign. Flo was folnwer
by Henry White, Gen. Talker IT
Bliss, and Frank 1.. Polk, of flu
A m e rica n del ega t i o n.
Aside from the peace treaty th<
Austrians signed two engagements,
one by which they will undertake to
indicate allied ships Inst during the
war which were sunk by the Aus
trians, and another which obliges
them to furnish within a month, a
list of persons responsible for the
war that the allies may place them
on trial.
Capital And Labor Reach Agreement
in Spanish City
Barcelona, (Ilavas). Sept. 10.?All
the labor conflicts which frave been
vexing Barcelona havp been sett!ed.
The settlement has been sealed by
the issuar.c of a joint manifesto of
employers and workmen in the vari
ous Industries, calling for the im
mediate resumption of work.
Mi^s Elizabeth Hibbs will leave
Septeml ? r 11 to attend Georg.: School
:v.:rke county, Pa.
Mrs. George W. Pettey 3.v.! da ugh
ter have returned from a : vv wc-tka*
visit to .\Tewberg. N. Y.
M-ssvs ?r muel T. Simpsor, Waite r
Linn an-! '.ainbert King icit ;j(!ay or?
he Mayflower for China.
Mr. and Mrs. James Suitt, from
Mount Vernon, Ohio, are visting Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Potter, in Queen
Miss Florence and Mr. Carl John
son. of Braddock, have returned
from a throe weeks' visit to Savan
nah, Ga.
A called meeting of the Retail
Merchants of tho city will be held at
3 o'clock tonight in the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Francis L. Summers and George
S. Rice left for the Virginia Military
Institute last night to enter their
second year of study at that place.
Eighteen young men yesterday af_
erncon appeared for practice for the
'Vcadnaught foot ball team on the
rroi'nds of the plant of the Virginia
>hipbu .ring Corporation.
K. K. Lee Post Amerirn L^ri-m
held a meeting last night at the War
"ni'ip Community Hall. Ov/'ng to tlie
a in there was only a small attend
tr.ee and the election of officers of
he pest was postponed unt ' Octoter
St. Joseph's School will reopen
?iext Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
The Oblate Sisters of Washington
vi'l he in charge and ready to give
he colored youths of Alexandria a
raining to lit them for the dnties of
1 if e.
At a special session of the Police
'ourt iast night Horace Campbell,
?nlored. was held for the action of
he grand jury on the charge of ob
?rnintr $<>?{ from the Southern Rail
way Company !?y impersonating F.
!1. Johnson, colored. .*;;i employe of
'.he com nan v.
A meeting of a number of citizens
was held last night at the Hotel Bel
>'uir when tin; ijuestion of the new
form of city government on which
the people will vote September 2:?
rvas "discussed. It was stated that
nany of those present were opposed
*0 a change.
Mr. R. M. Chichester, v,v. ?? for sev
r.i! \oars past has been employed as
salesman for (Charles King and Sor..
has resigned to accept a position as
sales manager for the Belle Haven
Garage which concern has located at
'he huiding at the southeast corner
of Prince and Fairfax street. This
concern will handle the Cleveand car.
fJov. Davis Approves .Measure Pro
viding Imprisonment for Profi
teers in State
Governor Davis signed yesterday
he antitrust measure passed at the
'pedal session of the Legislature, pro
.?Idirtjr an optional jail sentence for
the first offense and leaving it discre..
ticnary with the jury as to whether
:eeon! offenders shall go to jail or
vThis action of the chief executive
?crocves the doubt in the m:nds of
ftiany people as to whether he would
jpprr.ve the bill, since the General As
sembly failed to give the flat jail
sentence for the first offense which
he asked for in a special message.
Both houses cf the Legislature ad
journed sine die at 12.-10 o'clock, thus
bringing to a close the extraordinary
Session called fcr the purpose of pass
ing legislation which is expected to be
the forerunner of a new era in road
construvtir.n in Virginia.
Mrs. A. L. Jameson formerly of
the " Jameson Studio wishes to an
nounce that all photographic "work
ic-ft at R. E. Knight & Son's, wilt- be
collected by her and handled prompt
ly and satisfactorily. Rr E.-Knight
& Son, 621-23 King Street. ' 21fr-2c*

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