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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Virginia.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 217.
vsajSuoo jo Xjcjqrj
AY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1919.
j For. this section?Partly cloudy
, tonight; tomorrow fair.
Southern Railway Co., Has
Line in Operation Between
Washington and Atlanta
Electric Automatic Block Signals Al
so Installed? Construction I)one
Under Supervision of Maj. Wells.
Double track is now in service on
the enitire line orf the Southern Rail
road between Washington and At
lanta. The section between mile post
139 and 442 near Thicketty, S. C.,
:he last of which track laying was
.?ompteted, having just been cut in. !
This gives the Southern a double
;rack highway built to modern star.d
irds with favorable grades and cur
ra'ture and all streams spanned b.\
rtoslt substantial structures of cen
tre te and steel. While grading and
rack laying are thus brought to v.
:lose, a Targe amount of work in lay
ng baUaiS-t, and suilfaciwg will have
o be done before the newer parts of
he line are put in the saime shape a*
hose sections which have been in s?r
'tce for several years.
The installation of electric auto
itatic bfliock sigrials for the entire (-Us
ance between Washington and Ati.in
a will also be complete when the
onstruction now under way between
Jharlotte and Spartanburg is finish
'Double track Work on the Southern
ras started in 1902, when construction
fas begun* on the 79 mliiles between
Llexandria and Orange, Va, The build
fig oT the entire line has been done
jnder the direct supervision of Maj
J. H. Wells, formerly chief engin >e:
nd rfow consulting engineer of ccn
ruction for the Southern Railroad
le Rev. W. C. Bowdon Decides to
! Take up School Teachng
Georgetown Del. Sept. 11.?Six
oths' tria ;lon a.-salary of $50 per
onth has proven conclusively to
e; Rev. W. C.?:'Bowden? pastor of
re' Georgetown Methodist Protcs,
it; circuity that a minister cannot
tttle against the : high-cost of livi
g; without more money, so he has
Jinquished his post and gone to
riUiamsrville,? N. C., where he has
scepted the principaship of a school
ith^his. >yife as hjs assistant.
Two years ago Mr. Bowden on
red the Maryland Annual Confer
ee on trial "and was given a small
arge in Maryland, -where he re
amed for one year. He found it
,rd to make both ends meet. His
'inig expenses, ."however, were re
iced,<for instead of coming up with
e salary alloted for each of the
urches the members in many in
ances; loaded their wagons with
oduce an<i carried it. to the parson
e. He was transferee! at the ses
>n of the confeence in April to the
>a> circuit, where ho found that
actically. the same condition pre
iled. ? ' ? : / ? . . ? ? ,
Left, without a.minister, the rural
uwh'es' of "the* Georgetown-' circuit
11 either have to do without one
til the next session of the confer
ee or throw out such inducements
it some minister will accept the
'he annual meeting of the stock
ders and directors of the Harris
shafer Co., will be held at the of
of Mr. Gardner L. Boothe, Alex
Iria National Bank Building, Alex
Iria. Virginia, on Thursday, Sep
tber 25, 1919, at 2:30 p. m.
Jy order of the President.
-15t. E. A. Harris, Sooty.
The annual meeting: of the stock
ders of the Braddock Light and
wer Company, Incorporated, for
s election of directors and the
nisaction of such business as may
jperly come before said meeting,
11 be held at the office of the Gom
ny, Alexandria National Bank
ilding, Alexandria, Virginia, Tues
y, September 18, 1919, at 1
lock p. m.
l-10c. S. R. Bowen, Secretary.
Army Officer Pleads Unwritten Law
For Attack on Naval Student
London, Sept. 11.?"The .unv.T:tte.i
law" was invoked yesterday when
Lieut. Thomas Wright was arraigned
before a court-martial at Cambridge,
charged with tarring and feathering a
young naval student, Desmond K!n
ahan, for his attentions to Mrs.
Wlright while the husiband was ir. far
'off Saloniki making a war record for
It was declared that Wright, single
handed, strapped the naval student
to a chair and then poured liquid tar
and feathers over him. Mrs. Wright,
yorng and beautiful, was a member
of the women's royal air force
After the incident, which took place
in May, Wright issued a statement
:ie?-Hi(Mng his novel application of the?
"unwritten law," instead of taking:
ihe matter intc the civil courts. He
exonerated his wife from all : r.me.
Proposed Moves Indicate Diplomatic
Concentration on United States
It is expected that Masno Haniha
ra. Japanese Consul General at San
Francisco, will be promoted to suc
ceed Vice Foreign Minister Kijuro
Shidehara, whose appointment as
Ambassador to the United States
may be ofiicialy announced soon.
In the Japanese press the opinion
i.? expressed that the designation of
M. Shidehara as Ambassador and.
the promotion of M. Hanihara, who
was trained in America, indicated
Japanese diplomatic concentration
on relations with America ,which
now replaces England as an object
of attention. The belief is growing
that America will assume a more
prominent role in the affairs of Asia
and that there is a necessity for
pomoting friendly relation with that
Spain Asks U. S. To End Military
Occupation There
Madrid, Sept. 11.?The Spanish
'ioverr.ment has transmitted to Wash
ington a letter from the heads of all
he Parliamentary parties suggesting
hat the United States now has :u
ipportunity to terminate the mili
ary occupation of Santo Dcmingo.
Washington'., Sept. 11.?United
>tates marines'were ordered to Santo
Domingo on November 25, 1014, be
muse there was a threat of revolu
tion there. A treaty was negotiated
>etween the United States'and Santo
Domingo .eat'ly in '<1017 by which this
?outitry asumed a viirtual protectorate
>ver Santo Domingo. Santo DomingoV
Maims were presented before, imlivi
htol delegations to the Peace Confer
ence in.-Paris, but the country was not
include1:! in the list making up the
League of Nations.
Miss Reuib'enelle Lewis Broadus.
laughter of the late James Madison
?And Mary Catherine Broad us. died in
her apartments, at '503 Queen street
??it 11 o'elcck this morning. She had
been ill for the past three years.
Miss Broadus was a niece of the
?ate Dr. John A. Broadus, president of
the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, at Louisville. Ky.
S'he is survived by her sister Miss
Rosalie Madison Broadus anl Mr.
John Cook Broadus, of Montclair.
New Jersey.
The funeral arrangements have not
yet been completed.
New Hampshire Senate Adopts Mea
sure, 11 to 10.
Concord, N. H.. Sept. 11.?New
Hampshire completed ratification of
the Federal Equal Suffrage Amend
ment yesterday when the Senate
?Adopted the ratification resolution 14
to 10.
Similar action was taken in thi'
House Tuesday.
have on sale today and balance of
week; Jersey trout, blue fish, c:it
fish. white perch, flounders. ( rock,
Taylors, winter shad, Norfolk spot-.
Oysters by the pint, quart or gallon.
Fried oysters any time you war'
them. C. H. Zimmerman. Proprie
tor. Phone 19S. 217-1 n
Price and Cook have on har.l to
morrow and balance of week; Jersey
trout, salt water Taylor, winter shad
and pollock. 217-lp
Five Men Shot by State
Cavalrymen Last
Four Regiments of Soldiers Now on
Guard?Sympathetic Strike oi' Car
men and Others Imminent.
Boston, Si'pt. 11.?"With more than
o,700 troops of the State guard pat
rolling: the principal streets today,
Boston was virtually an firmed camp
on the second day of the police strike.
The city was quiet early today, fol
owing a night in which two looters
were s-hot to death by the guards
men and more than a score, inclini
ng four girls, wounded.
Rain, which fell intermittently
.hroughout the night, failed to k-.ep
.he crowds indoors, and riot? in
which thousands .if men and noys
slashed with the military, hurling
stones and using clubs, were frequent
There were no indications of an
! early settlement of the strike to "ay.
Bo.-ton, Sept. 11.?Five men wore
shot by State cavalrymen in the rot
ng last night.
A newspaperman, whose identity
has not been fixed, is reported to
have been .-hot dead; in Sceilay
The entire city late last night was
under guard of troops.
Troops in South Boston fired a
volley into a mob. wounding four.
The first clash between the riot
ous mobs, in whose hands the city
has been sine:* the police struck Mon
lay night, occurred last night.
The first troop of cavalry rode in
to and despersed a mob of several
hundred in See! lav Square, Thoroiv^h
ou't the day this had been the most
lawless section.
H-cres of battles between volui::.?et
police and gamgs had been fought
with the volunteers on tho losing -nd
as a rule.
The cavalrymen carried sabres ;.nd
side arms and rode into the crovds
in a manner that was convinc'.ig.
Phcy did not have to use their bi.ules
and, aside from riouters .who were
knocked down and bruised, no casual
ties were reported.
Last night the city was under mar
tial law. fcur regiments of the State
?S'uard having been' called out by Gov.
Coo'.iJge at the request of M:\or
Peters, who assumed full charge of
the police department when he -aw
?he situation was beyond the control
>f Commissioner Curtis.
Riots were taking place up t:> a
late hour.
A sympathetic strike c.: carmen
telephone workers and electrical
workers is threatened. The Cen!ral
Labor Union has called a meeting
fcr tonight. Action will be taken at
that time.
The city was completely at the
mercy of the lawless element yester
day. It is estimated that 125 crap
games were in progress on Boston
Common and principal streets near
by for the greater part of the after
Union Loader in St. Louis and 12
Strikers Violated Court Order ;
St. Louis. Mo.. Sept. 11.?Max 7...\i;
sky of New York, international pres
ident of the United Cloth Cap ;:p.d
Hatmakers' Union, has been cited for
contempt by Federal Judge Triebor
in the United States District Court
Zariisky, with 12 striking1 capmak
! ers. is charged with violating: a tem
porary injunction restraining the
strikers from interfering with em
ployees of seven local ha: factories
where a strike is in effect.
The citations are returnable on Oc
tober 3.
white perch, rock fish, blue fish, Tay
lors. flounders, Jersey trout, crab
Phone 735. Open till <5 p. m.
217-1 p.
Select Hard Shell Crabs. Jacob
Brill, foot of King Street. 215-Gp.
hands-off policy
No Further Interference with Wash
ington Policemen
President Wilson took steps last
night to prevent further interfer
ence by Louis Brownlow, District
Commissioner, with the policemen in
their movement to form a union.
In a telegram to Brownlow, the
Pesident asks that no action be
taken on the police situation in
Washington until after the indus
trial conference here October 5.
The telegram was sent from the
President's special train at Beachi
N. 1).
The President's order to Brown
low to take a "hands off" attitude
will be of the greatest encourage
met to th'% men.
It was expected that the Presi
dent would take some action before
Brownlow enforced his ultimatum to
discharge any man joining the un
Brownlow received the President's
message late, last night on his ar
rival home from the theater.
''The Commissioners will postpone
all action until after the industria
conference in Octcbcr," he said.
Will Be Here Tomorrow and Fix Date
For Oehlert Trial
Governor Westmoreland Davis hu:
appointed Judge R. H. L. Chlcheste;
if Fredeirlckaburg to try the case of
the commonwealth against William H
Odilert which is set lor trial Mondaj
September 15.
Judge Chichester will op'.n court !<
morrow and arrange the preliminaries
:*iid also arrange for the summor.in?
of a jury.
It is regarded as likely that the frir.'
will be postponed until September 2
Oehlert is charged with shootinir
and killing Linwood Kidwell which
occurred November 12, 1!)J9. This
will be the third trial of the accused.
Colony of Alexandrians Spent Sum
mer at This Resort
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Wallis, of the
Episcopal Theological Seminary,
near this city, returned to ? their
home from Orkney Springs yester
day evening after spending nearly
a month at that place.
Mrs. Hubert Snowden and her
daughters, Elizabeth and Miss Edith,
also returned frgm their summer
outing at Orkney" Springs, yesterday
evening to their home on South
Washington street.
A large number of-visitors have
been at Orkney Springs this season,
both at the Hotel and Mrs. Kirij
Ijall's cottage. Miss Constance Bousfa
of this eity,\has occupied hor cottage
all the summer, and has had an at
tractive party of young ladies under
her ehaperonage entertained by
Miss Collins Jones. Miss Jones with
a number of her party left the
springs yesterday evening. Miss
Jones expects to jro with her father
on a trip to Colorado tomorrow
The Orkney Springs Hotel recent
ly has been sold by Mr. Carter, its
late proprietor to a syndicate among
the number being Mr. Long of Har
risonburg. Va. They expect to spend
a large sum for improvements,
among these beinir an electric plant
for lighting the hotel grounds. They
expect to have it ready for a great
number of guests next summer.
Owing to the renovating being d-r.e
;it the Richmond Theatre thore will
be no Matinee on Thursday and Fri
day. Pictures will start at instead
of 2.30. There will he a Matinee at
the In go mar on Wednesday. Thurs_
day and Friday.
Owing to the increase in price of
new productions and to eliminate the
use of pennies which ;s a great in
convenience, beginning Monday, Sep
tember 15, 1911?, prices at the Rich
mond will be as follows: Matinee 10
and 20c; nights, 15 an<? -5c. Ir.gomar:
15 and 20c. These prices include war
tax and remain the same except on
special super productions.
Alexandria Amusement Co.
Richmond and Ingomar Theatres
21 J.Sc.
Mrs. A. L. Jameson formerly of
the Jameson Studio wishes to an
nounce that all photographic work
left at R. E. Knight & Sons, will be
collected by her and handled prompt
ly and satisfactorily. R. E. Knijrht
& Son, f>21-23 King Street. 216-2c
President Wilson Speaks at
Billings ano Helena
Traverses Miles of Lonely Land in
His Invasion of the Country of
Senator Borah.
Bikings, I\IV)nt., Sept. 11.?Presi
dent Wilson today opened the see
jnkl week of his nation-wide campaign
.'or ratification of the peace treaty
ami the league of nations. He speak;
today, at Billings and Helena.
Wilson was much refreshed a? i
result of taking a long rest yester
lay when he spoke but once, at Bis
narck, and said a few words to i
'rear platform crowd" at Mandan.
He waved to crowds at the few
towns through which his train passed
slowly, and, it was understood, devo
ted some time to plans for the in
lust rial conference which will rr.ee'.
lext month in Washington.
The Presidential special traversed
niies of lonely land, treesless an:;
.vith little indication of human habi
alien. Wilson rode part of the tinu
jn the observation platform, giving i
Nourishing of his hand to an occasion
il motorist or rancher who had ;
fleeting glimpse of him.
After the speech at Billings, he
was to start at once for Helena, a?
s'iving there at 7..n>l) this evening. It
Montana he was in Democratic terri
tory, but; tonight he crosses the line
nto Idaho, the stronghold of Sena
tor Borah, implacable foe of the treat)
Will Close at Noon Wednesday for j
Parade in Washington. Other j
Business Disposed of
The regular monthly meeting o'.
the Retail Merchants Bureau of the ;
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce j
ivas he.!d last night. Considerable j
:>us>ness of a routine nature was dis
.A; general ".discussion of the S-iegel
'Jill; was held and correspondence c'
his' Bureau with members of th
louse Committee on Interstate ar.t
Foreign Commerce was read.
A report-was made on the closlnj
f stores by the Retail Merchants o
iiif? City on each Wednesday after
vcon through the month of July anc
Vugust, that about one hundred an:
'ifteen (115) merchants observed Lhi
latf day holiday ami it was a genera?
Reeling that this holiday should b
riven through the months of June.
July and August next year.
Report was also made of success at
ending the "Dollar Bay" sales.
A general discussion was held re
garding the placing of seats alonp
Washington Street to acccmimodat-:
the many strangers and men of out
-ity, who on account of the ahscncc
*f parks, have no place to go after
'.voi'k hours.
Matter of closing stores for a half
lay on Wednesday, September l~th
>n the occasion of the great parade
n Washington in honor of the heme
'?ouiin^r of General Pershing, was jrcn
?rally discussed and it was decidcd
that merchants in this city be re
peated to close their stores frorr
twelve noon for the balance of the
lay on that date in order that em
ployees could see the parade if they
Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 11.?The
State Branch cf the American Fed
eration of Labor at its annual con
vention here yesterday voted to or
der all labor unions in Boston affiliat
ed with the federation to vote to
morrow night on the quest-ion of
striking in sympathy with the strik
ing policc
Central Sea Food Company will
have on hand balance of week; Nor
folk oysters, clams, crab meat, larfre
and small trout, rock fish, halibut,
haddock, flounders and blue fish,
catfish, 717 King street. Phone
1016. 217-2c.
Francis Fannon Heads Organization?
Will Celebrate Columbus Day
Day October 12.
Fitzgerald Council No. Knights
>f Columbus, at its annual meeting
ie!d last night in the Lyceum l.'-i'
-lected th&se officers to serve for 'h
;nsuing year: Francis Fannon. grand
'?cmght; William A. Devaughun, de
puty grand knight; Lawrence Co?
jett, chancellor;,.!. H. MoPonou>!:
ulvocate; C. M. Lennon, financia
secretary; W. J. Greenan, recorder
S. A. Brecn, treasurer; A. A. Luca?
warden; Thomas Murphy, inside guar
Alphone Lucas, outside guard. J;.h:
rilro-y. trustee.
This organization arranged for Ur
selebration of Columbus day Oct'
12. An oyster roast will bo given ?:
the afternoon at Belnvont and m m
bers at night will atend a vesper v;>r
j vice at St. Mary's Church.
The newly elected officers wi'l b
I installed October S.
Dealers' Trick tu BbK'k Low Prices
Frustrated by Wire Men
Vigilant telegraph operators in t he
central office saved Paris from v
possible famine during the recent
food crisis precipitated by the profi
Following disorders around tin
ventral markets, where consum *r
raided the stands and overthrew
them, scattering vegetables, fi nit
fish and other food to tin* ground be
cause of the high prices, a numbei
of commission merchants sent ur
gent telegrams to producers outside
of Paris telling them to hold back
their goods tili further orders. Many
of the dispatches indicated that, ow
ing to a general decline in prices, the
merchants' were withholding thoii
goods from the market.
The telegrams numbered aboul
one thousand. They had gone pasi
the wickets into the operating rooms
when the operator who was workiny
one of the wires to Brittany w tc'
a batch of them canceling order:
for butter. Now he had paid t t i
franc for a pound of butter that
morning. He consulted with col Lag j
ues operating wires leading to iidi '
vegetable, fruit and other cent:-.'' '
and their tables were loaded d wi i
with similar telegrams. None of t.h- I
messages was sent.
In a statement issued last nigh
the government said that it took th? j
responsibility for the action of th?
telegraphers. .
Full Force of United Workers Ma\
Compel- Strikers fo Return
Scan ton, I'a., Sept. 11.?Won
janie yesterday from John L. Lewis
acting president ??f the United Min.
Workers ?f American, in session a
Cleveland, that if the strike of -?>.
000 miners of tht. Lackawanna an
Hudson Companies is not quickh
ended he will send the full force of
the organization here t?> convince
the strikers of their error in viola
ting agreements and the laws of th<
The resolution of the Conciliat or.
Hoard urging the strikers to return
to work and permit their grievances
to he adjusted through the proper
channels, was respected by the Hud
son Company employees.
The strike is orderly, the men re
maining away from the mining ?.p
General Superintendent Dorrance
of the Iludst n Company and official?
of the coal department of the Lavk
awanna Company today reiterate:'
their statements that only after tlu
return of the men to work wili their
grievances he given consideration
John Dempsey. president of District
No. 1. of the Mine Workers' Union,
again sent to the strikers a request
that the unauthorized strike he
brought to an end.
The General Grievance Commit
tee of both companies will meet here
late ted ay to take up the strike
COLE?(>ri Monday. September at
2 a. m., at East Orange. Va.. Mrs.
Nettie Cole, beloved wife of Jessie
and mother of Ruth Cole, tV sis
ter of Mrs. Kate Stewart, Mr?.
Virginia Holmes and Mrs. Sarah
Jackson. Funeral at 3 p. to., Sep
tember 11. 1010, from the veri
dt-nce of Mrs. Sarah Jackson, 319
North West street, Alexandria.
217-1 p.
Mrs. Robert Beverley Minis and
small daughter, of New York, are
visiting Mrs. Minis' parents, Mr, and
Mrs. Francis J. Davidson.
Judge L. C. Barley has summoned
i special grand jury for Friday Sep
:i-mbor l<? at 10 o'clock. About twenty
.-ases are ready for presentation
The hour of the weekly prayer
meeting held each Friday at Anne
Lee Memorial has been changed
from 7:.'!0 to o'clock in the after
Mrs. Loir? Arnold eighty-seven
years old. died Wednesday at her
residence at Accotink, Fairfax coun
ty. Her funeral will take pace to
morow from Pohick Church.
The alarm of fire at 2 o'clock this
mcming was caused by the. burning
of a small frame house in Catts'
Lane. Duke street extended. The
lire was extinguished with chemical
Mrs. Robert II. Dunlap of the
Washington Chapter of the American
Amman's Legion will address a meet
n-g of the local organization at 8
)V!ovk tonight in the War Camp
"omunity Halli AH members are in
:ited to attend.
Announcement is made by the col
lector of internal revenue that per
sons who have paid their income
f.ax on the installment plan that an
bailment is again due September
15 and may be paid at the office of
Llic deputy on the second floor of the
postoffice building.
By a decree entered in the Corpo
?ation Court of Alexandria, Vir
ginia. on the 22nd day of April,
i'.JlO. Mrs. Esther X. Power, of
Washington. D. (*.. was granted an
ihsolute divorce, without alimony,
from Mr. Robert F. Power, of this
k'ity, on the ground of desertion.
217-1 p.
In a meeting of Immanuel Luther
?l Church it was dccided to have their
lissicn festival on the last Sunday of
he month. September 28th at 3..SO
.'clock in the afternoon. The visiting
?i.istor requested to speak or. this oc
i?io:i is the Rev. Walter Obermeyer,
f Baltimore. Washington churches
vil! he invited.
Jf)hn W. Walsh, chief gunnel's
nnte. U. S: X.. and Jacob C,. Martin,
? unner m;ite, U. S X. both of whom
aw service en duty convoying ships
letwoen New York and Brest, France
:i the U S. S. Columbia arrived hero
;esterday. They will engaged in fit
ing out testing barge Xo. 4, Alex
?n-lria Torpedo Plant.
A total of 387 permits today were
issued I?y Gilbert -1. Cox. clerk of the
city school board and hi' assistant.
Wingatp Summers, to colored child
ren to attend the public schools.
Tomorrow will be the last day for
colored children to obtain permits.
Of tlu* fore.uoin.ur number 231 were
to irirls for Howell School and 15fi to
boys for Snwden School.
In sad but loving remembrance of
'jur dear mother, Mrs. Melvinder
Mapple, who died seven years a?ro
today, September 1!, 1912.
My thoughts are always wandering
To the grave so far away.
Where my beloved mother is .yincr
In her peaceful and lonely grave;
I can never forget Cou dear mother
Whie in this world I stay.
Cod only knows my feeling
Since you passed away.
A happy home we once enjoyed
Hew sweet the memory still.
Cut death has left a lonesomeness
This world can never fill.
Sleep or. my darling mother
Oh how sweet to breath thy
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.
pi 7-1 p. By her devoted children.
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