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Oldest Dally Newspaper in the United States and; Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. VOL. CX'XXV-No. 225. ' ?: ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE SATURDA V, SEPTEMBER 20, 1919. .SS3J2UDD JO PRICE ONE CENT For this secticn?Generally | tonight and 1 morrow. REALTY ACTIVE IK ALEX. COUNTY Total of Forty-Eight Trans fers Recorded During The Past Week INCREASE POPULATION 'Estimated That 300 Houses Now In Course of Construction In Coun ty and Thirty in Del Ray. Alexandria County is now experi encing the greatest activity in all his tory in the sale of real estate. With a population estimated at 20,000, of whom afbout 5,000 have located there ?within the past year, a conservative estimate places a number of homes now in course of erection at more than 800. It* the village of Del" Ray alone more thaa\30 houses are now in course of erection and many more are con tracted for. There has been foi'ty eigiht transfers of property within the last week, some of which follows: BKzabeth F. Smith and husband- t Harry B, Major, lot 3 in Veitch Homer F. Phillips & others to W non T- Lancaster, lot 100, 105 and 10 Moored addition to Clarendon; Mollie 'M. Harrison to Edwin P. Goucher. ?lots 36 and 37, Harrison's addition to Dominion Heights; Cora A. Quacken ibusich and huisband to J.. Turner, lot '14, block 9, F. C. Park; N. A. Rees ?and wife to Henry P. Baflster, south 19 feet of 24, block, 4, Rucker's ad dition to Clarendon; Henry C. Mor ris and wife to K. L. Penuyfbacker, lot 5, block 9, section 1, Aurora Hills; H. C. Morris and wife to Fred J. Peekanen and others, lot 19, block 9. Section 1, Aurora Hills; Langley Land Company to Arthur C. Welch, lots 31 to 34 block 1, Courblainds; James A. McPherson and wife Eunice L., to Al bert E. Nichols. 21.3127 acres of the Emma Hume property, loeated cn the north line of the present Georgetown Road; Jane M. Peake and husband to Russell F. Kensey, lot 21, block 1(5. northwest^-Alexandria's Improvement Company's sub-division; Edward Hart and others to Olaude M. Ward, lots 577 and 578 with. improvements on Lloyd Avenue Del' Ray; Harry G. Laycock to Roger W. Starkweather, lot 23 an diimprovements thereon ii Ork Grove? Frank C. GibsbTvan'l wi to .Johirvi QUinn and, \\*i5e?| iota 8 to in Varcoe subdivision; Albert P. Nichols >and wife Caroline L., to James A. I^cPher?ojj;^21.3127 acres of the Engna Hume Property, located on the north line',of" the present 'Georgetown Road; O/C? Beall and wife"' S*. K., to W. E. Norton, N: V. Clayton, J. W. Mehriing, W.VE. Kidwell* W. A. Ma.t tingly, Arthur Campbell, J. A. G. Shusiter, J.'; B. Duncan;and John R. Mctjhodist Episcopal Church South < Dfl Ray, Y?.\ ldts;528, and 529 in D':l Ray, subdivision; Samuel H. Howard to Alfred C. Cobbs and Georgiana K. Cobbs, lots 21, block 1, high view park: Elizabeth :H. Thompson and husband Leigh, to James B. Cooley and wife Jessie P. lots 148 and 149 with im provements!, block D., Ducker's addi tion to Clarendon.; R. C. L- Mon'cure to Emma Holmes, lots 30 to 33-and Hi to 49 Hdlmes' Subdivision; Mrs. Eu genia M. Howdershett bas sold to Harry C. ilcConhie.! lots 233<and 234 in Del Ray on Which Mr. McConhie will erect a home; J. C. Ellis real es tate dealler of Del Ray has sold for Edwin L. Cockrell of Washington, two lots on Carroll Ave., Del Ray to E ! ward Hart. Mr. Ellis also reports th sale of fcur lots on the norther. * comer of Peyton and Leslie Avenues t_ Del Ray for George W. Godwin Washington to Priest and Chilcobt. ; Inc., of Alexandra. The . purchasers ! . will erect two six room houses * \ on. Mrs. Price of DeQ Ray has so.!d tr Spaldinp: and Caylor a tract eontain f ing about eigbt acres on the south side of Lkyyd's Lane rtt*ar the railroad station. The new ownei-s have already begun the erection of several bont?s on this site and will build 25 or 3n 1 houses in this locality. TUBES TUBES TUBES Guaranteed 30x3, $2.25; 30x3 1-2, $2.50; 32: 3 1-2, $3.00; 31x4, $3.50. Aiexandri; Auto Supply, 104 South Washingto Street. THREATENED STRIKE Both Sides Confident in Pittsburgh District Union leaders assert thai Monday morning:, the da.te set for th'e steel strike, wiJl find 200,000 men idle. They deciare the walkout is not alone di rected at the steel corporations, but against all hon union concerns in the I country as well. Officials of the steel mills an nounce that the mills wffl be opera ted Monday as usual. They claim only a small percentage of the men favor the strike. They predict a failure. Union leaders are equally confident the tie up will be complete. The twelve demands which are ! the basis of the strike in the steel industry called for Monday follow: Right of collective bargaining. Reinstatement of men discharged for union activities. An eight-hour day. One day's rest in seven. Abolition of the twenty-four hour shift. Increase in wages sufficient to guarantee American standard of living. Standard scales of wages in all trades and classifications of work ers. Double rate of pay for all over time, holiday and Sunday work. Check-off system of collecting union dues and assessments. Principles of seniority to apply in maintenance, reduction and in crease of working forces. Abolition of company unions. Abolition of physical examination of applicants for employment. FORMER RESIDENT WEDS Miss Marie Agnes Wright Bride of Yeoman Edward Francis Clark Miss Marie Agnes Wright, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wright, of Shephercfsltowiti, was married on Monday, September 15, at noon, i Chief Yeo.main Echvard Francis Clark of the U. S. Coast Guards, formerly of Buffalo, N. Y. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John A. Currar. in St. Agnes Catholic Church in thi; place, which was beautifully decor:' ed with flowers and foliage for th: occasion. Miss Mary Snow, of Wash ington. Vas maid of honor, an.l Mr Matthew Clark, brother of the grooiv was best man, The ushers were Mc.--s: Martin E. Greene, of Alexandria, a-. Mr. Joseph Butler, of Washington The flower gjrlis were Regina ar Carroll Greene :6f Alexandria, and Helen "Weight of Baltimore, the Ins niece cf the bride. The bridal coupl. stood in a bower of ferns aird autumn, flowers jis the- impressive" ceremony was performed by Father Curran. Mr. Martin E. Greene 'sang "O Promise Me" during the scr.\*ce. and Mir Agnes Gibson played the wetMin? ? marches, on the organ. After the cere money a wedding breakfast was he!' at the home of the bride and later Mr. and Mrs. Clarke left for New York on a wedding trip, followed In the good wishes of their friends. Tl: bride was married in her going-away suit. After their trip north Mr. and Mrs. Clark will reside in Washington where the groom is now stationed. Among the guests from out of town who attended the wedding were Mrs Michael E. Clark, of Buffalo: Mrs. Elizabeth Greene and her two daugh ters, Mrs. C. D. McDonald an;l Mi?*-* Marie Greene, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Greene and two daughters Regina and Carroll cf Alexandria. Messrs. Frank W. Bowers, Francis E. Burke and Wil liam Prentice, chief yeoman in the navy; Mrs. Mary Harkness ami Mr. Joseph Butler, of Washington; an:i Mrs. Lawrence Smith of Mart in,? burg. ?The Shepherdstown. W. V., Reg ister.?iFor three years the bride made her home in Alexandria. ROB BANK OF $3,645. Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 20.? Four men held up a branch house of the Grand Rapids Savings Bank yesterday, shot a patron dead, and escaped with $3,645. Garrit Streetman. a huckster, was shot when he attempted escape from the bank. The bandits es sh'il when he attempted to escape eaped in an auto. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends also the employes of W. V. Railway t ompany for their expressions of sympathy and beautiful floral trib utes at the death of our beloved son and brother. I and Mrs. L. J. Allen I lio-lp. ancj family. BRAKEMAI KILLED ai rows ?s WiHiam G. Brown, Falls From Train and Sustains Crushed Skuli NO NEED FOR INQUEST Had Been Employed at ^ ards For Three Years?Served Overseas? Mother and Two Brothers Living. Wi'liam George Drawn, twenty seven years old, who was employed as a freight brakeman at the Poto mac railroad yards, was killed in stantly at 11:15 o'clock last night while at work at the yards. Brown was on top of a freicht car at the time, standing on the rear end of the train. The sudden jarring of mother car against the train it is thought caused him to lose his bal ance, throwing him between the cars. ?Ms skull was crushed and he died in stantly. FciWow employees picked him up and thinking there might lie a spark of life left he was rushed to the Alex andria Hospital and Dr. M. D. Delan ey summoned who pronounced life extinct. The deceased was unmarried and lived with Iris mother, Mrs. Roselle Virginia Brown at 1602 King street. In addition to his mother he is sur vived by t'wo brothers, Robert G. and Ediward P. Brown of this city. Mr. Brown was a native of Nelson County, Va.. and had lived in Alex andria for several years and for three years he had been employed as a brakeman at the Potomac yard:-. Dur ing the war he served in the army for fourteen months, and spent seven months overseas. The body was removed to Whep.t 'ey's mortuary chapel and today view id by Dr. T. M. Jones, coroner, who ieemed an inquest unnecessary. GIVEN FIVE YEARS IN PEN John Maynard Sentenced?Two Given a Year Each for Grand La-- ~ ceny?Other Cases Disposed of In the Corporation Court yester day afternoon, Judge L. C. Barley presiding.* cases'disposed of after the indictments ? returned by the grand jury. John Maynard. charged with an attempted rape, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, Charles Johnson and James Wood, both colored, indicted for grand larceny, sentenced to serve one year ??ach in the penitentiary. Charles Byrd, colored, fifteen years old. charged with feloniously shooting Russell Hawcs, July 7. was ?^ent to the reform school. The cases of several white nu n in dicted for being implicated in car robberies, were fixed for trial Oc tober <i. Dates for the trials of other persons also'were fixed by the court. Most of the cases are slated for trial in October. STAY PROLONGED Torpedo Destroyer Maury to Remain Here Next Week Due to the fact that many visitors ire daily calling to examine the bitr torpedo boat destroyer Maury and that recruiting1 among local men for service on hoard has progressed satis factorily, the vessel has succeeded ir having its stay in Alexandria pro longed fcr a least another week. The Maury is named in honor of CcmmcKlore Matthew Fontaine Maury, who was born in Spottsylrania Conn ty, about ten miles west of Freder icksburg, on January 24, 180(5. The family was a famous old Virginia family, of Maury and Minor. The wif? of Commodore Maury was a Mis" Herndon, also *of"'a well known vi ginia family. NOTICE The rejrular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Bank of Com merce anil Savings, of Washington, P. C.. will be held at the Alexandria Office of the Bank. No. 110 South Fairfax Street., Alexandria, Vir ginia. on Thursday, September 25th. 1019, at eleven o'clock a. m. 223-Sc. Joseph H. Milans, Seety. Interest More Pronounced as Time Approaches For Election HOW TO MARK BALLOT Expected That Big Vote Will be Toll ed?Voting at Usual Places?Sun rise Until Sunset. The interest in the special election to be held next Tuesday to determine whether or not Alexandria will have j a. new form of city government is on ;he increase. As the time draws near for the? election it becomes more and more prmcunced and there is every indi cation that a large vote will be polk'i Tuesday. Arguments have been set forth b; uotn sides on this issue and the vet ! ers will determine on Tuesday whet he or not the present form of govern Went is to continue or '.he new for known as the council manager j. ? will be ushered in. The voting will be simple. The lav. provides that the ballot used sha'! contain the following: ''For Proposed Change in Form ef Municipal Government," "Against Proposed Change in Form of Mtm: cipal Governmentand the drawing of a line through the word's "for or against" or any part thereof sha!' indicate the wishes of the person vot ing. So if you desire no change, scratch out the word "for." If you desire a change., scratch out the word 'again-.' Thus your ballcit reads for or again?" Y( u should read your ballot afttr preparing it. It is hop?d a large vote will be re corded, as this question sfcoi;'. I settle;! by ail of the voters, regar' less of party or class. K'XKJHTS TFi.WPLAR ELECTS Newly Elected Officers Will he Pub licly Installed October 17. Old Dominion' Commandery, No. 11. Knights Templar, at its annual myeting held last night. in. the Ma sonic Tempje elected- the following officers to serve for the year: C. ( Lamond, commander;-P. O.; Cocke'y. generalissimo; R. A. Zachary. cap, tain general; Dr. C. E. Qutcalt. treasurer; K. W. Latham, recorder: P. E. ('lift, senior warden: B. Richards, junior warden; J. J. Green prelate; A M. Sherwood, standard hearer; C. P. Heishley, sword hear er; A. C. Moss, warder; C. C. Batch ellcr. R. J. Schooley, L% F. Dyson, first, second and third guards, re? - peetively, (!. W. Zachary, sentinel. The newly elected officers will 1 installed publicly October 17 in th? Masonic Temple. This will be an innovation for the local comman dery. Edgar Warfield, Sr., who for the past sixteen years served as treas urer of the commandery, has re signed. UNION'S APPEAL REFUSED I'ower Company Will Treat With IN Workers Alone Washington. Sept. HO.?President William F. Ilum, of the Potomac Eler tric Power Company. yesterday re fused to consider an appeal cf union engineers and firemen employed hy the company for a raise in pay to th ? union wags scale, unless they abided by the War Labor Board's ruling that the company treat with workers' rep resentatives in its employ. They aplied for the raise through representatives of the Brotherhood cf Stationary Engineers and of the In ternational Brotherhool of Station ary Firemen, Oilers and Helpers. It was apparent that the company will not refuse to receive a delega tion composed in accordance with the ruling of the War Labor Boari. CARD OF. THANKS We desire to extend our thanks for the sympathy extended on the occasion of the death of our hus band and father, Thomas 0. Tre nary, and also for the floral offer ings sent and use of automobiles. 225-lp. Mrs. Trenary and children. Virginian Leaa's in Celebra tion of Federal ' Constitution IS GIVEN AN OVATION Entire Membership Rises and Ap plauds Orator's Maidfcn Speech j For Several Minutes. I An unusual ovation was given Rcp reser.tative R. Walton Moore, the new J Congressman from the Eighth Vir- | ginia district, when he concluded a 20-min'u'te address in the House yes terday upon the part that Virginia had played in the organization cf ths fii'st Constitutional Convention and in the formation and adoption of the Constitution itself. When he had fin ished, the entire membership rose to its feet and aplauded the Virginian, for many minutes. The House had met a* hour ( than usual yesterday to hear addreus es fncm Mr. Moore and Representa tive Towner, of Iowa, incident t> the anniversary of the adoption of th' Federal Constitution. The celebration was originally scheduled to take plac.' Wednesday, but was postponed be cause of the Pershing parade. Both orators were heartily ap plauded, the special tribute being paid to Mr. Moore because of the fact that it was the Virginian's maiden spccch. At the conclusion of it Minor ity Leader Kitchin declared that !?' was "one of the most interesting, in structive and elegant speeches I ever heard in the House. So far as I can recall Moore is the only new nism bcr since I have been in Congress war brought the entire House to it? feet i' applause and approval at the conclu sion of an address." Mr. Moore stated at the outset that ;s the Governor of Virginia had ask ? I the people of the State to observe he anniversary cf the signing cr the Constitution, he would in his re marks outline the part played lr. Virginia in the adoption of the Con stitution. He then wen* step by step to show how Washington and his f 'ewers realized the weakness-and in-J adequacy of the confederation;* hew the confederation failed after the re volution; how at Washington's sug gestion. the Annapolis meeting was ?illled and how Virginia was the fir.-. State to accept the recommendation ?jf that meeting and appoint ilr' f,vt?s tc the Philadelphia ccnver.tirr "The light began to break." Mr. Moore said." when all of the Stat. ?iut one had followed the lead of Vir gin ia." He went mi to show that the docu ment drafted by the Philadelphia cc: venticn encountered fierce crit c and wa's in grave danger of beinT wrecked. Birt the action of Virgil was pivotal and decisive. Her ratifi cation led to similar action by other commonwealths. The orator called the roll of grc:"' men who sat in the Philadelphia con vention and described the proceedings as a battle of giants. He discussed the attitude of Patrick Henry. James Madison and other leaders in thj de bates. "Everything had depended upen Virginia." he said. "New York had locked to her and New York and Vir ginia hiving acted. 11 States ratified the instrument. The darkness wjs gone and the country stood in the light cf a new day." In conclusion Mr. Moore grouped to gether the great statesmen of the revolutionary period, who were iden t fwith his own District of Vir ginia. He mentioned Washington, Madison, Marshall. Mason and Mon roe. The speech was frequently ap plauded. but at no point was the cheering more pronounced than when NOTICE The Virginia Stenographic School will re-onen its evening classes on .Monday 'Is at Young People's Build ing. Individual >struct:on and spe cial attention given to speed feta tion. Pupils received any evening after September sixteenth for reg , istration. Anna Summers, Principal. 221-6c. Marie Doherty, Assistant. the Virginian referred to Light Horij Harry Lee, who took part in the Conr stitut:on'3l Convention, and Whom Mr Moore said sired that "wonderful sc!j cWer and stainless gentleman, who, i; the troubled times nearer our own led the armies of the Confederacy."; CHURCH NOTICES Salvation Army, Sunday School : : 2:30 p. m., and Salvation meetini at 8 p. m. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev: Louis Smet rector, masses at 7, 9 and 11 a. m. First Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Ej B. Jackson, pastor,, will preach atj both services. Sunday School. 9:3'j a. m. i Second Baptist Church, Rev. O. P; Lloyd will preach at 11 a. m. an " at S p m.. Sunday School. 9:30 a j m. B. Y. P. U. 7 p. m. Trinity M. E. Church, Rev. A. E I Spoil man, pastor, 9:30 a. m., Sunda; ; School and Bible Class; 11 a. m.. am'! 8 p. m.. preaching: by the pasto*-*. A ? strangers welcome Immanuel Lutheran Church. Re* Carl J. Goette nastor, services to morrow at 11 a. m., Subject, "Let L Not Be Weary in Well Doing." Sunday School 9:30 a. m. St. Paul's P. E. Church. Rev. 0; P. P. Phil.lips, rector. service Sunday School. 9:30 u m.; Men Bii)le Class. 9:45 a. m.; services r 11 a. m.. and evening sen'ice, 7:3r p. m. Grace P. E. Church. Rev. Edgai Carpenter, rector, order of service tomorrow; Holy Communion, 7:30 a m., Sunday School, 9:30 a. m..' morn ing service, 11 a. m.; evening ser vice, 8 p. m. Methodist Protestant Church, Re> G. J. Hill, pastor. Sunday S*.-ho< and Men's Bible Class, 9:;;0 a. m Endeavor Service. 7:in p. m., pre:u in?r 11 a. m., and 7:1:" p. m. Moir ing theme, '"The Joy of Salvation evening, "Satan's -Great L'.e, I' ll eavor. "Truthfulness." Christ P. E. Church. Rev. ! \V. J. Morton, rector. Service.-: follows: Sunday Scftcol and L' manuel Bible Class. '.i:-!0 a. m.. vice and sermon 11 a. m.: ev nit prayer and services. 8 p. m., thv r?* tor will preach at both services. / pews free. Visitors and strevgi-i welcomed. Second Presbyterian Church. Re- ' Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor, wi have as his morning theme. "Pcwc of'a Great Hope." Evening ' sul ject. "The Battle of Armaircddi Spoken of in Revelations. Wh" and Where Will it Take PheeT Sunday School. 9:30 a. m.; Your. Men's Bible Class, 9:15 a. m.; ar: Christian Endeavor. 7:15 P- ni. Methodist Episcopal South, went side of Washington near King street, Rev. Dr. E. V. Regester. pas tor. will preach at !1 a. m? and S p. m. Ho will also teach the Henry K. Field Bible Class to men at 0:45 a. ni.. tomorrow morning. A warm welcome, a good time and a profit able half hour of study :ire to be found here. Come! We want you JOHNSON IGNORES RECALL Hiram Will Continue Tour to Coar Regardless of Foes in His I'artv Senator Hiram Johnson does nc' intend to be pulled off the stum' In a telegram yesterday to tb Senator managers of the oppose tie to the league of nations, the Ca!i ' fornian gave notice that he intend continuing his tour to the Pacifi< Coast. Shortly after the receipt of John son's telegram, Senator Lodge wire ' Johnson that he considered his re turn to Washington "unnecessary' and advised hiin that it would be ? "good idea" to continue his stump ir.g tour. The movement Thursday to stoj Johnson followed the presence ir Washington of Chairman Hays, of the Republican National Committee The great personal triubtcs that were paid Johnson had caused consternation in the ranks of the j stsndpat Republicans who are mov-> ir.g Heaven and earth to prevent" his nomination for' the Presidency. Try a Gazette classified ad. HAPPENINGS ABOUT CITY TOLO IN BRIEF * Mrs. J. W. Watson presented her | husband with a fine boy at the Alexandria Hospital Thursday. Mrs. M. A. Clarke and son Mr. Mat rhew Clarke of Buffalo, N. Y., who have been the guests of .Mrs. E. B. Greene for the past week have re turned to their home. Robert Guest Xevitt. eighty-throe /ears old. a prominent farmer of Fairfax county, died last "night at 'lis home near Pohiek, that county. He is survived by one daughter and me son. A galled meeting of the executive :ontmittee of the Alexandria Chap 21* of the American Red Cross w!M )e held in the rooms of the Chambsr j f Commerce Monday niffht at 8 >'clock to consider special business. Mr. William Campbell and fam ly left today for Barbcursvil'le and "harlotti sville, Va., where they will pond thy next ten days. Announcement is made that the ornerstone of the building being rccte:! by Rev. R. B. Robinson, Al Yed and Montgomery streets, will >e laid at .'5 o'clock Sunday after noon. STORM DEATH TOLL RISES Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 20.? 'ecoverv of OS additional bodies .'esterday along the north shore of \Tueces Ray brought )Ae known dead ?s a result of Sunday's storm to nearly 400 and caused fears that ?he total death roll might reach louble that number. The rising estimate of dead is based largely on conditions along he Nueces shore lino, where there < much wreckag f.hat has not been penetrated and under which it is clicved there are many bodies of torni victims. IX MEMORIAM 'VKLCH?In sad but loving remem brance of our dear mother. Marg arct W. Welch, who departed this life one year ago September 21, 1018. Ve watched you dear mother fading But little did \\v know. hat on this day one year aco, Your soul from us would go. Ve loved her. yes. we loved her, But angels loved her more. \nd she has safely joined them On yonder shining shore. rhere's a vacant chair in our home There's a place that can never he filled. "or we lost one of earth's greatest treasures, When the heart of dear mother was stilled. But her memory will be with us ever Till we meet on a far-distant shore And the hearts that are broken shall greet her, On the day when we part never more. Oh. mother, thy gentle voice is hushed. Thy warm, true heart is still, \nd on thy pale and peaceful face, Is resting death* cold chill Thy hands arc clasped upon thy breast. We have kissed thy marble brow, \nd in our aching hearts we know, We have no mother know. 22o-lp. By her devoted children. NOTICE ' Club furniture and equipment to be sold at sacrifice. War Camp Community Service Club closing. Everything to go. Great opportun ity. Sale Monday, ' Tuesday, and Wednesday. Come early. 225--lp IN* M E.MORI AM In sad but. loving memory of my hus?>and. John R. Miller, who died September 20, 1915, four years ago today. Why mourn a tired pilgrim, > When life's declining sun , Drifts into death's lone twilight..,. Its transient thread full spun. I.Whv grieve even if *<*)-: swiftly. -Wi Ebbs out ones troubled, days The cherished form left slumbering Awhile from sight -away. . | 22o-lp. - Lonely wife, C. V. M.