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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the Uai ..U States and Best Advertic ing Medium in Northern Virginia. vol. iCXXXV?no. 246. alexandria gazette wednesday, october 15, 19X9. 30 <?rr For this section?Clcudy tonight and tomorrow; probably showers. ppjcevnetent City Council Refers Petition To Limit Number of 1 Carnivals LIGHTS ' FOR SUBURBS Will Elect Five School Trustees at Next Meeting?To Compel Railway to Take up Switch on King Street The first- meeting of the eity coun cil since itis sumimer recess, which was taken July 22, was held last night and a large volume of business was dfisposed of. Council ?vas in ? session two and a hlaEf hours. On reeommend'ation of the fire and finance committee the sum of $17,-; COO Was appropriated to -complete the motorization of the. city fire depart ment. Of this amounifc the sum of $10, 000 will be used to purchase an Amer ican Lla France engine and $3,800 each for two Brockton hose wagons. The old steamers will be kept as reserve engines it was stated. At tention Was called' to the fact that recently the fire apparatus has re sponded to false alarms of fire be yond the city Limits in the neighbor ing couu'ties, and.-it was Stated by some of those present that it is per fectly proper to go when there rs a serious conflagration in progress but not otherwise. Resolution increasing the salary of the chief of the fire department to $50 a mouth effective November 1 was referred to the joint committee or fire and finance. Resolution appropriating the sum of $2,000 for the installation of r heating plant and tftWer Improve ments a-t the. Reliance ?enfrine housr was refeived to the public property and finance comtnruttee. The lower board adopted a resolu tion appropriating $700 for new roof and other improvements for the Cc ltpwbia engine hoUse. The aldermen however, non-<o recurred and referred the matter to the finance ,and public property committee and the lower board then concurred in their action J. ML Otey, clerk of the city of Lynchburg, sent a communication, tr council setting forth that nine conn tiejs in the state paid-during the fis-t caT year $149,8^2.09 more than paid back to them by1' the' state treasury, arid'-: that the,: remaining/n>nety-one counties were paid ouit of the state treasury $1,533,859.10 more than they contributed^ causing a loss to the state "of"' $1,384,01^.01. Tit was set-fwtth that the cities, as. shown by tfce-vrecordfe, paid into-the state treasury sum of $2.401,Oi58.2S more than paid back to -them. This, deplorable condition, it was claimed, is due to the present inequitable sys tem "of assessment in the counties. Suggestions were made to increase the taxe^. in order to make a more ? uniform system for the .whole state This was referred to the finance and general laws- committee. 1)he clerk of the city school board. Gilbert J. Cox, submitted a notice that - C. R. Yates, member of the board from the first war, had resigned, and that, the term of the following trus tees had expired. Gilbert J. Cox, first ward; W. F. H. Finke, second ward; W. H. HeWnvuth third ward: T. C. Howard, fourth ward. * . 1 - The lower board decided to hold a joint session next Tuesday night. The aldermen, however, declined the in-1 v'.tation, hence the election of trus- j tees .will go over for two weeks. The special committee, of which Mr. Baggetlt is chairman recommended the removal of the switch of the Washington-Vii^inlia Railway Com pany on Kir.g street between St. Asaph and Columbus streets within sixty days, and that if not done steps be taken to have it removed at the expiration of that time. This was The Chamber of Commerce pe tioned that the number of carnivals in adopted. the city hereafter be limited to three a year, none to remain more than a week at a time and that the license tax be fixed at $200 a day. It was stated! that not less than fourteen carnivals came to Alexandria during the season just, el'osed. The matter was referred to the finance and gen era! laws committee. Resolution that council place eigh teen forty cam Die power electric lights in West Rosemont and n:ne in East Rosemont and six in George Wash ington Park was adopted. Petition of L. Morgan Johnston far gas mains to connect up with his new subdivision in West Rosemont, wh'ere lie is erecting twenty-four houses, was adopted following a de bate. Petition signed by the Rosemont Citizens' Association asking for ade quate light and police protection and improvements to streets was refer red. The city school board, through W. F. H. Finke, chairman, recommended the purchase of the lot' at the south west corner of St As?ph and Wolfe streets from Miss Margaret V. Smith at a cost of $3,000 and it was referred to the committee on finance and =chools. The Chesapeake and Potomac Tele-i phone Company served notice on coun- j oil that on November 10 it will apply to the state corporation commission for permission to increase its rates. This was referred to the corporation attorney. Petition signed by a majority of orope.rtv owners on Royal between Ommeron and Queen Streets, asking for an improved street, they agree ing to pay two-thirds of the co>t was referred to the committee on"finance and stieets. Petition of Mutual Ice Company to loare lot from city at Pitt and Prin cess streets was referred. The lower board granted the Alex andra Fertilizer and Chem;ica1 Com pany permission to erect a wooden bag shed 80 by 40 feet at the north east corner of Queen and Union sltreeits, providing it is not on city property. The alidermen, however, re fused to concur until the matter :? '.horoughly investigate ' Permissio 1 was granted the Alexandria Lumber Company to erect, shed on the lot at the northeast corner of A'lnvd ar.:l W'lkes streets. Reis-ohstion of Councilman Kaufma-i appropriating SI 2 a year for exten sion telephone in office of Chief Goods at police station was adopted. The mayor wfls authorized to issue iuit claim deeds for lots to S. II. Lunt in George Washington Park. Petition of J.eo M. Sweeney to ease anmoj-y ha!! for three months at ?60 a mon'h wf.s referred to finance iind publi^property committee. Peii tion ,*.f Mi.-s Alice -j. Burleigh, to ?recc kitchen l-'PO Prince ?t .:t* was j.-anted. Petition for sewer " alley Poinded'.by Fair.'ax, King, uo:* and Pri :i;2 streets, was referred 'j street ^rvimiHce. ? Communication regarding opening ')f Roir.icker's lane and that same be made fifty feet wide instead of twenty feet, referred . Rills amounting to $19.50 and ."$20.50 for work dene at army during home coming, week cel ebration were referred to general laws and-finance committee. Petition; o* U. S. Clark fo: garage it 710 Duke street was referred as also was petition for sewers on Gib bon street between Alfred and Henry street and on 700 block North Wash ington and (>00 block North Patrick street. L. J. Dyson petitioned for per m'isision to erect garage in rear rf 1004 Prince street and it.was refer red to street committee. Petition of ?T. Reece Caton to rent old Relief Hook and I>adder buiMing on Princ* street at $10 a month was referred. Board of Aldermen A few papers of miscellaneous na ture Were presented in the Board of Aldermen and referred. The board concurred in the action of the Com mon Council on all papers sent in. but declined to meet the lower board in joint session Tuesday night. ORIENTAL LODGE K OF'P Celebrates Election of One ef its Members to Grand Chancellor Oriental Lodge Xo. C>, Iv of P cele brated the election of one of its mem- j bers, E. R. Boyer, as the Grand Chan- j celfor of the state at their meeting last, night At this convention the re port of Grand Lodge delegate, S. E. Morris was read, and received with much applause. After an enjoyable meeting aot the Castle Hall, at which time the degrees were conferred on one candidate and seven other appli cations received, the members of the | local lodge, with visriting members from Washington, proceeded to the Moniticello Cafe where all enjoyed a sum/ptious spread'. This is one of the oldest ledges in the state and from indications it will soon rank among the strongest. Norfolk salt water Oysters and j Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill, , foot of King Street., 227-tf jC. H. Callahan Gives His tory of Masonary m America R. M. MUCH PRESIDES Many Visitors Address Newly Organ ized Club Among Whom Were Em ployees of Virginia Ship Corp. The Master Masons' Club of Alex andria, which isvcomposed of Master Mas civs representing every State in the Union, some few foreign countries, awl local members c.f the fraternity, held an informal smoker and luncheon for its members arid their invited guests, at their club rooms last night. ? The principal speaker of the even ing was Charles H. Callahan, a well known resident of_this city, whose topic was "The Introduction of Mason ry in America and Its History Through, to the Stnte of Virginia and i Alexandria, up to the Present Time." Mis address was greatily enjoyed by those present, especially those who are sti'amrers in Alexandria. Ot/.er speakers of the evening were Cn.pt. Ernest (I. Lamb, of Maine. First Officer of the S. S. "Chancook", about completed at the Virginia Shipbuild ing Corporation's Yard. Capt. Lamb spoke of his experiences at M isonic gatherings in all parts of the world. II. 13. Richards, worshipful master of Andrew Jacks-on Lodge, this city, told cf the activities of local ma.-onry. F. C. Ooodnow, of Illinois, spoke and admonished the club memb-rs, as a body, to take an active interest in ir.? various activities of local rUfai'.'. which might h. lp the steady influx r>l prosperity. Mr. Kallcnback. cf Nw York, win for many years has been an active masonic r.lub member in that state, told of the many r-enefits derived therefrom. Dr. Wood, of Maine, told of a ma sonic club iinioiig ihe students and faculty of the college at which ho was a student. II. C. Russell, of California, spoke o:" the rdvent of Masonry in tlv Pa li una C'inal Zone. Fred A. sSotter. president cf the club, explained the alms and < bjects of the organization, after which Mr. Purmar gave a vivid description of ihe many historical matters of in terest' at Mt. Ve'nfon. C. W. Smith, of Maryland. Secre tary of the club, reminded the mem bers that the club j'ooms Were al ways open to traveling Masons who may pass this way. and requested that they lie invited to shar > its nvany privileges of the club. The affair was presided over by R. M. Much, who told several anecdotes which kept the gathering constantly interested, fie emphasized the fact t'hnt this gathering was only the fore runner of several social affairs th>at will be held during the coming win ter months bv this club. T. .T. Gattis of Charlotte, N. C'.. is chairman of entertainment com mittee. and he looked after the lunch eon served. WILL ELECT TWO POLICEMEN. Meeting of Police Commissioners at j 7:.'}() Tonfght Two vacancies on the police force will be filled by the Board of Police Commis-iowrs at a nj^eting tonight at ?:'!<! r 'clock at. the office of M lyor T'sher. The board also will elect a sergeant to fill the vacancy caused ; by the resignation of Sergt. Seott. It is expected that the sergeant will i)c elected from the ranks. I All candidates are expected to ap | pear in person. There are several j members of the force who are car. | didates for sergeant. STOCKHOLDERS MEETING The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Howard Lumber Com pany. Incorporated, will be held at its principal office, 111 South Fair fax street, Alexandria, Virginia, at 11 o'clock A. M.. October 27th. 1919. By order of the Board of Di rector. Howard Lumber Company, Incorpo rated. . Josiah Howard. President. \ 241-l.r)t. Jay P. Felt, Secretary. THE BAPTIST DRIVE All Day Meeting' Monday at First Baptist Church and Mass Meeting at Night The great -campaign of Southern Baptists for seventy-five-million dol lars is proceeding: with increasing zest. The Baptists of- Alexandria are looking forward to an all day meeting, in the First Baptist Church next Monday. A mass meeting will be held at night. The ladies of the First and Second Baptist churches have prepared a free noon lunch for those .who attend. About one hundred anil fifty rep resentatives of the (i2 e hurdie? of the Potomac Association have been invited from outside the city. | Distinguished speakers from the South will be present to present va rious phases of the great program. Rev. .1. R. Doan. organizer for Vir ginia. will speak, also Mrs. Thomas of Richmond, president of the Wo men's Missionary Union of Virginia. The famous Dr. Len (I. Broughton. of national a-nd international repu tation, will speak at the noon hour to those who can leave their places of business ami work, ami also at the mass meeting." Dr. Broughton was pastor in London during the war, and is one of the stated lecturers at the Moody Summer School at Northfield. The occasion on Monday will he of unusual interest to Baptists espec ially. IN MEMORIAM In sad but loving remembrance of my dear sen, Albert Sneiss, who left us suddenly one year ago today, Oc tober 15. If)IS. My thoughts are always wandering To the grave not far away. Where my boy is lying In his peaceful and lonely grave. f can never forget, you dear Albert While in this world I stay God only knows my feeling Since you passed away. 2tii-!p. By his mother and father. In loving remembrance of my lcar son. C. Harry Bayliss Maulen, who departed this life one year ago October 15, 1018. Rest, spirit re.-t, I. too, will soon be with the blest And then renew our happiness Which on this earth so soon wv.s past. Mother, E. Frances Bayliss Mankin. 2-in-Jp. In sad but loving remebrancc of our Irving daughter. Cora I,. Moore, (nee Wilkins.) who departed this, life one year ago today. October! 15, 1918. f ? ?' We miss thee frr.m our home dear daughter, W" miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast. We miss the sunshine of thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand. Thy fond and earnest care. Our home is dark without thee We miss thee everywhere. She has gone from her dear love I ones Whom she willingly toiled for and loved as her life. Oh, God; how mysterious, and how strange are thy ways, To take from us this loved one in the best of her days. By her devoted father and mother. 2-ifi-lp. Tn memory of my dear mother. Cora L. Moore, who departed this life one year ago today, October 15, 1018. Often to my heart comes a bitter cry Why, Oh. why did my mother die. Then comes an answer - so solemn and deep. Mother is only fast asleep. From this world of grief and rest. God has taken you dear mother Where you will find eternal rest. One year has past, since that sad day When the one we loved was called away, God took her home it was his will. But in our heart we love her still. By her loving daughter, Annie. 246-1 * Mr. Woodbury is an expert on FORDS. Have you seen him at Remschel's. 243-fic NOTICE Commencing Saturday. October 18. 1019, the following banks will close at .1:00 >,p. m., instead of 2:00 p. m.. as heretofore: First National Bank, Citizens' National Bank, Burke & Herbert. Bankers. 24fi-3t. PRESIDENT II OUT if Swelling; of Prostrate Gland Causes Restlessness Yesterday BETTER LAST NIGHT Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Heart Action and Blood Pressure Are Normal. 'I .ie following; bulletin on the Presi dent's condition wars announced at '0 ?o'clock last night by Dr. Grayson. "The President lias had a restless and uncomfortable day, but-is better Ic-night." The afternoon bulletin from the White House on the President's con dition read as follows. "Tht? President did noit have a rest ful flight last night. His restlessness was caused by a swelling of the pros trate gland, a condition from which he has suffered in the past, a ad which has been intensified more or less by his lying in bed. His geneual condition, however, is good. As noted Monday his temperature. pulse, res piration. heart action and Mood pres sure are normal." The first bulletin from the physi cians introduced a new element in ?he President's illness and last night's bulletin, which told how he had pass-1 ?d a restless and uncomfortable day, was taken to indicate that the rest, which Dr. Grayrfon has declared to be ?o essentia! to the recovery of the President, had been rudely interrupted Moreover, it was said at the.* White House last night that the President was by no mean's out of danger. Dr. * H. A. Fowler, a specialist ,,r Washington, was summoned to the Write House yesterday afternoon. H" makes the fifth physician on the ease. The others are Rear Admirals Gray son and Stitt, Dr. Sterling Ruff in. of '.his city, and Dr. Francis X. Dercum neurologist of Philadelphia. Dr. Fowler was able to relieve ih* President to a considerable extent and his treatment accounted for the portion of Mr1 night bulletin which said the President was better in th ? ?/?vening. TO POLICE SILESIA 5.000 U. S. Soldiers Probably Will ; Sail From New York This Week ? American troops'which will form part of the force to '?rcupy the prov ince of Silesia, if such action is or dered by the supreme council in Paris, will sail this week from New York on the transport President Granit. Secretary Baker announced yesterday. Mr Baker could not say what the strength of the American force in Si lesia would be. but he had heard 000 men suggested as the probable number necessary to carry out Amer ica's part of the policing of Silesia during the plebescite in that country. married YESTERDAY Miss Alice S. Richmond Bride of H. H. W. Thada. A quiet wedding took place at the Chapel of the Episcopal Theological Seminary near this city yesterday evening at "> o'clock. The contracting parties were Mr. Herbert W. Thada. of Washington, D. C\. and Miss j Alice S. Rihmond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richmond, of Seminary Hill. The bride was attended by he r sister, Miss Nancy Richmond. ;>s maid of honcr, and was given away by her brother. Lieut. Charles Ritdi mond. The immediate family of the bride and intimate friends were present. Mr. and Mrs. Tharla leave tomor row morning for Rrpon, Wis., where they expert to spend a short time on a visit to the parents of Mr. Thada. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Dr. S. A. Wallis, of the Seminary. NOTICE A called meeting of the Seminole, Minstrel Players will be held tonight in the Opera House at 7:30 p. m. sharp. Business of importance. 246-1 c. W. H. Newton, Chairman IN MSMUKi.n... In sad 'but lovng remembrance of our dear brother arid son. Eligie 0. Bcacli. wlio died one year ago tod.iy, October loth, 101S. My- thoughts' are always wandering To the grave not far away. Where my son is lying In his peaceful and lonely grave. I can never forget you Eligit While in this world I stay. God only knows my feelings Since you passed away. I stood beside his dying bed And saw his life depart And when I saw that ho was dead It nearly broke my heart. I often sit and think .of you When I am ail alone, For memory is the only thing That grief can call its own. As the time goes or. I miss you more. Your memory is as fresh tod:.y As it was the day you passed away A precious" one from us has gone A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our heme Which never can be filled. Gone hut not forgotten (May his soul rest in peace) By his loving mother, C. V. Harris n. 1 grieve for you dear brother, But not with outward show. For the heart that mours sir.cer.:iy Mourns silently and low. P.y his loving brother. James F. He:', b. Sad and sudden was the call One year ago today * Called from this world for a peaceful rest Called by God who knoweth h? -t. I often sit and think of you dear Kligic When I^am all alone. For memory is the only thing That grief can call iis own. By his loving broth'--*. John S. I!: i *2 If 5-1 p. In memory of ? ur dear da*:giit"v and sister, Finma Rebecca Ridge way, who departed this life oiv year ago today, October !?>, I'.'lfv Moi t' and more each day wo m;ss you Some nvay think the wound i-- hv:.l ed. But only God knows tire s<vc uv That lies in our hearts eon a! i Oar heart still aches- i'or you (bar Kninia Your loss we will ever fee!. You bore your suffering with >111!! ing cheer, And left a wound that will nevi r heal. '|Ihe depth of our sorrow we cmi" ' tell. At the loss of one we loved s \\<'.! And while you lie in peaceful sh ii Your memory we will always Although the -circle is broken. And parting has filled us w>'* pain. We hold a glorious token. The bright hope of meeting r.irain. By her devoted mother, f ;tl< r ?iJC-lp. and ::ste;*. Iiv sad but loving remembrarve of our dear husband and father. B ubea I*'. Henderson, who died October 1 ->. BUS, one year ago today. Thou are gone but not forgotten Fresh our !?>vo shall ever be, For as bug as there is memoiy We shall always think of thee Homo is sad <>b Cod how drearv. /"Lonesome, lonesome every spot Listening for his voice till weary, Weary for *.ve hear it nor. By his loving wife and children ?jn;-ip. In.sad but loving remembrance ?? ! my dear husband, Harvey Simpson who departed this life one year a; ? today. October l">. B)18. I often sit and think of you When I am all alone. For memory is the only irb-'fVa That grief can call its. own. Day*- of sadness still come over m Tears of sadness silently flow For memory keeps my dear hus an v near me. Though Heaven claimed him on' year ago today. God has taken my dear husband Where he will find eternal rest. By his loving wife and children. 2-1 <>-1 p. NOTICE j The annual meeting of the stoek , holders of the Alexandria Water Company will be held at the office of the convpanyv Monday, Novem ber 3rd, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. 239-23t. George Uhlcr, Secretary. / iPPENB ABOUT m TOLO IS BRIEF I Willard W. ('. T. 1>. will meet Thursday at 8 o. n., at 00:1 Queen street. Oflieer Snellings has raised on lus place at Braddock a sweet potato 21 inches long. George W. Leaveil. M. D.. Wuchow, China, will at 8 o'clock Sunday ni^ht preach at the First Baptist Church. George W. Zachary has withdrawn from the race for the office of com missioner of revenue of Alexandria county. The Seminole Minstrels will or ganize tonight for the coming sea sen. All members are urged to be pros' nt at the meeting:. The second decree of the order tonight will he conferred on a class of nine candidates by Potomac I.' dge of Odd Fellows. A jury in the ??'/.-poration i~l ia. '. n:?ht failed to ieach an agree ment ? i! the case of Charles L. W":i. bum, indicted J'or grand larceny. This was the second case of grand larceny against Wilhum and another jury in his ease on Monday failed to reach an agreement and was dis charged. ilrs. Mary l)e Silva. twenty-three year-- old. wift- of .lames De Silva, of Mt. Ida. Alexandria county, died .'ostcrdny afternoon at the Alexan 'rin Hi .-pita!. The deceased was a fi iiivt of Dayton. Ohio. The body w.i.: I a hen to Whratiry's mortuary ;ha '.1 *nd shipped today to pavton f:: I bwi;.J. As wi!!' bo seen by a notice eise vh'.-re in The Gazette the three banks a this city that heretofore have kept ?(ion every Saturday until 2 o'clock a M.p afternoon w i 11 hen after 041 -'aturdiiy beginning next Saturday lose a? ! o'clock. They are First Na 'ional. Citizens and Burke and Her br rt. Farly this morning Ofiicrr Snel iii'.rs arretted \V. B. Gilbert, employ ed at Camp Humnhrics on the "'vu-ve of exceeding the speed limit with an automobile, recklessness and -lamaging property. Gilbert had col lided with tho automobile of a.' lairyman named Zimerman. while; ? m si.uts Alfred street. A lady who was in the hitter's machine was slightly injure i. Gilbert was fined *25. SUNDAY SCHOOL PARADE Affair Will lie Slaved Next Sunday Afternoon Arrangements are being perfected for the Sunday Sehuwi parade which :s to bo hi hi Sunday afternoon. The final meeting >>f the executive com mittee will be held in the First Bap fist Church on Friday evening, at 7:::o o'clok. As previously announced, the Y. M. C. A., has raranged to take moving pictures of the parade. These will be first exhibit - ! in Alex andria and then throughout the state, and much interest is being manifested in this feature. PROPERTY TR WSI-ERS \ Heeds of transfer for five pieces of ?vroperty haVe just been placed on :ec'?vi in the office of the clerk of he court us foifows. Richard M. Green, administrator, and others, to Ilarrv fhmmoni lot 15 and onehalf :f !ot Pi it block li, section 2. Rose i:!o?tt. Mrs. Annie C. Waller to Mrs. Vi'-girda Jl. Bovee, house and lot 218 ?ju;h l.ee street; Fred G. Avers to ! Thomas F. Dawson house and lot 1211 Prince street; William B. Dulay to D:} Vivian P. Berry house and lot 314 South Alfred street; Mrs. Mary B. Yates to Thomas M. Burton house and lot 1002 Prince street. FOR SALE?Cheap, handsome press brick residence. No. 117 North Columbus street, three stories, 10 rooms, bath, pantrv, hot water heat. Louis C. Barley, 211 North Washington street. 241-fit Several bargains in used FORD CARS at Remschel's. 243-(ic