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VOL. CXXXV? No. 259. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE THURSD.
ESTABLISHED 1784.
OlJest Daily Newspaper in the
State3 end Best Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Virginia.
AY, OCTOBER -30, 1919. '' PRICE ONE CENT
j For this section?Cloudy weath
er and showers tcnlight and Fri
: day: warmer.
GOVERNMENT
i f OUTLAWS STRIKE
Fuel Administration, With
Price Fixing, To Be
Revived
TO PROTECT WORKERS
Will in no Way Impair General Right
to Strike?Miners' Action Places
Them Outside Pale of Law.
The government moved swiftly last J
night in its announced intention to
prevent the coal strike.
^Following the recc-ipt of word from
Indianapolis where the international
executive board of the United Mine
Workers was in session yesterday that
the strike order, set for November 1,
would not be rescinded, Attorney Gen
eral Palmer on behalf of the-adminis
tration, declared in a statement that
"every resource of the Federal Gov
ernment will be brought to bear to
prevent the national disaster which
would inevitably result from the ces
sation of mining operations."
Mr. Palmer issued his statement
after a meeting in which all mem
bers of the Cabinet, with the excep
tion of those who accompanied the
King and Queen of the Belgians in
their visit to McMmt Vernon this af
ternon were present.
Th<? government will act with the
powers conferred on the President by
the food and fuel control acts.
Protection will be furnished those
miners who refuse to carry out the
strike order and remain at their
work. This means that troops will
be sent to coal producing States if
violent measures are adopted by the
miners' unions to swell the ranks of
the strikers.
One of the first steps by the Presi
dent, however, will be for the pro
tection of the Renoral public. Dr.
Harry A. Garfield', United States Fuel
Administrator, announced last night
that he would - advi-e the President
to reinstate immediately the maxi
mum government prices on bitumi
nous coal.
Soft coal, prices at present are high
er than the government's maximum
prices which were suspended February
l.'The President's action,, D.r. Gar
field said, will nullify any contracts
made since ? February. I- for coal at
prices, higher than .the government's
oid maximum prices.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 30.?The
order for a nation-wide coal strike
for FridSa'y cannot be rescinded. This
was.cheered la.^t night by. the eighty
fo6r representatives of the United j
Mine Workers of America who spent j
the day in conference. It was their
answer to President Wilson's demand
that'the strike order be recalled.
"The issue-, has been made and it
must be settled upon tlje field of in
dustrial bottle," said the statement
addressed to the public. "Responsi
bility rests witb. the coal barons
alone." ?' '
The action of the conference means
that unless the operators yield at
the last hour or the government
comes for\vai*d with some final plan
that both sides? will accept, 80 per
cent of the bituminous coal mines
of the nation will suspend operations
November 1. More than 500,000 miners
will be affected. The consequent loss
of production is estimated at -10,000.
000 tons per month.
?Something like 70 per cent of the
coal miners of the country are mem
bers of the union.
/
ALLIES TO GET I!l>X SHIPS
Argentina Will Turn Over Six In
terned Vessels
Buenos Aires. Oct. 30.?The six
German merchant ships which took
refuge in Ai'gentine ports during
the war will be delivered to the Al
lies in good condition. This deci?
ion is the result of diplomatic nego
tiations extending over several
months to determine the fate of the
interned steamships.
The ships are unable to proceed
to sea under their own steam and
Dutch tugs are therefore expected
here soon to tow- the vessels to Ger
i many, where the machinery will be
repaired^ The ships will carry car
goes of Ai'gentine products on the
voyage to Germany.
Try a Gazette classified ad.
A. H. S. LOSES TO MARINE PREPS
The Alexandria High School .eleven
played the Marine Preps of Washing
ton yesterday afternoon in a hard
fought game, bat lost to the visitors
by a score of 20 to 0.
I Until the last eijcht minutes of play
the score was 8 to 0 in favor of the
Marine Preps; they.having made a
safety and a totichdown, but when the
whistle blew for the last quarter the
visitors went on a wild rampage, run
ning away with the home team and
making two touchdowns. The lino up
was as follows:
A. H. S., Petttt left end; Allen, left
tackle; -Pohl, left guard; James, cen
ter; Bales, right guard; Knight, right
tackle; Hiness. right end; Oliver,
right half; Dreifus, left half; Jack
son, quarter back; West, full back;
Midkiff, sub for Dreifus.
! Marine Preps, Owens, left end;
I A'lains, left tackle; Crisp, left guard;
I Sullivan, center; Stone, right guard;
Quigby, right tackle; Wingfield. right j
end; Beali, right half; Fridgner, left
half; Newman, .quarter; Ford. full.
The A. H. S. team will play Manas
sas on the shipyard grounds Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. There will
probably be several change in the
line up for Saturday's contest.
TO HOU-SE -NEW CITIZENS
Those Having Houses or Rooms to
Rent at Reasonable Prices Should
List With Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce requests
that all housekeepers and others hav
ing houses for rent, rooms for rent
and apartments for r?nt at reasonable
terms to communicate at once with
that organization, as it is absolutely
necessary that the high class labor
and mechanics now coming to Alex
andria to work at the torpedo assem
bly plant have proper housing facili
ties and be made as comfortable as
can be if the city desfres them to live
here.
CLOTHING TORN OFF
Winchester, Va., Oct. 30.?Edgar L.
Hook, a well-known mill operator at
Gore, Va., barely escaped with his
life today, when his clothing was rip
ped from his body in njachinery and
beltin.tr at his flour and prist mill.
He was grinding corn when a pro
jecting cob caught his sweater an'l
jerked him toward the machine. Grab
bing a large post near-by: he clung
to it until all his clothing had been
torn from his. body, nothing remain
ing but his- shoes. Sonii? pamper and
silver money in his packets was
ground to pieces by the machinery.
Younger Set Will Indulge in
Harmless Pranks To
' morrow Night
WILL CURB DISORDER
Hundreds Masked Will Parade Streets
?Noise Making Devices to be Used
by Merrymakers.
Tomorrow will he Halloween and
many parties and dances have b?cn
arranged for the celebration by
clubs, social organizations and pri
vate parties.
(Hundreds of children masked will
parade the streets in fantastic cos
tumes and noise making devices
will be put into operation by the
younger sit.
Alexandria usually has a big pa
rade of the younger folks on Hal
loween and this year promises to
equal if not surpass the former
ones. V
The police will not permit any
disorderly conduct on the part of
boys who in former years have used
the celebration as a cloak for what
ordinarily would come under the
head of disorderly conduct. Those
who are disorderly will be prompt
ly arrested.
NOTICE
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Alexandria WateT
Company will be held at the office
of the companyv Monday, Novem
ber 3rd, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m.
239-23t. George Uhler, Secretary.
MURDERED ON
IHE POTOMAC
Captain and Son Killed With
Hatchet ana Vessel
Robbed
NEGRO IS ARRESTED
?Crime Committed Near Mouth of
River?Oyster Craft Found Drift
ing and Towed to Machodoc.
La Plata, Md., Oct. 30.?Capt. T.
Wesley Dize, an oysterman, of Smith's
Island, and his fourteen-year-old sor.,j
Rodney, while coming up the Potomac i
river early yesterday morning in the
schooner James G. Blaine were at-1
tacked with a hatchet by a negro |
bcathund who, after mortally wound-!
ing them, robber Captain Dize of $500. |
Captain Dize and his son both died
while being conveyed in a submarine
chaser to a hospital.
The negfo effected a landing at or
near Morgantown, and proceeded on
foot towards La Plata.
Guy Barber, who operates a bus,
was notified to look out for the ne
gro along the road. He saw a ne
gro yesterday afternoon walking along
the road, and invited him to take a
ride. The negro accepted, and, upon
the arrival of the bus at La Plata, was
turned over to the authorities here,
He was immediately searche 1, and
?500 and a hatchet were found in his
possession. He is locked up in La
Plata jail.
'Crisfield, Md., Oct. 30.?Capt T.
Wesley Dize, who with his fourteen
year-old son, Rodney, was brutally
beaten and robbed by a r.rgro boat
hand near the mouth of the Potomac,
is a resident of Smith's Island, ao?
coivling to the telephone messages
received here from Colonial Beach.
Captain Dize's vessel was found;
drifting in the .Potomac snd towed i
to Machodoc, where medical aid was
summoned for Dize and his son, who
were helpless from their wounds. The
negro had shipped from Baltimore a
short time ago.
When Captain Dize left here late
Tuesday he had about ?600 in cash
with which to buy ovsters. His
daughter, Mrs. Ash ton Evans, is a
patient at the Marine Hospital here.
The negro could he readily identified
by a long scar on his neck.
KILLED IN SEAPLANE CRASH
Navy Man Only Victim of Two Ac
cidents at Norfolk
Norfolk, Va., Oct. .'50.?Norman
E. Baker, electrician first class, of
the Naval Base hero, was instantly
killed yesterday morning when a
plane in which he was a passenger
crashed into the bulkhead at the
West pier in attempting to rise on
a flight to Washington. 1). C. The
plane was wrecked. Neither of the
other passengers was injured.
Ensign 1~). O'Connell was the
pilot of the plane, and Ensign H.
Miller was the other passenger.
Baker was the radio operator, beintr
in the front cockpit when the ma
chine crashed.
Another naval plane was sunk in
Hampton Roads yesterday shortly
after noon . according to reports
from the Naval Air Station. Naval
Base. The pilot. H. B. Lejrott.
and passenger, Ensign H. P?rion.
escaped uninjured. The cause of
the accident was not given.
F1SII DAY TOMORROW?Salt
water tailors, rock fish, blue fish,
salt water croakers, Jersey trout,
select Hampton Bar oysters, Poto
mac River oysters. Sanitary Eish
Market, City Market, Stall No. 2,
Phone TOo. Open till ft p. m. J.
IT. ROBINSON. Proprietor. 2">0-lp
ANNUAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of stockholders of
the Washington Safe Deposit Com
pany Incorporated, will be held at
the office of the company. No. Ill
South Fairfax street, Alexandria,
Virginia, on Tuesday. November 4,
at 12 o'clock noon, for the
purpose of electing a board of direc
tors for the ensuing year and for
the transaction of such other busi
ness as may properly come before
said meeting.
John C. Schroder, Assistant Secty.
250-2wks.
REVIVAL MEETING
At the meeting at the First Bap
tist Church last night there was a
higrh tide of religious feeling which
| awakened sinners and backsliders
alike. The pastor, Rev. Dr. E. B.
j Jackson, remarked that he h^d
never seen such a demonstration
so early in a revival service. The
auditorium overflows and is rapidly
filling the galleries.
Rev. Mr. Stewart is making his
magnetic personality felt. He spoke j
with unusual power and effective
ness. His text was: ''Come thou
blessed of the Lord, wherefore stan
dest thou without." The court
I ship of Isaac through Eliezer was
composed to that of Miles Standish
j through John Alden. The hand of
I the Lord was in the marriage of
j Isaac however, as shown by the
| text. He made the question, "Why
standest thou without?" a basis for
modern excuses. He said if the j
lover should try to discover possible j
excuses for not giving emphatic j
consent at the marriage altar he j
would be the subject of ridicule, and :
would not be fit to enter into the I
sacred marriage relation. So with |
the one who ought to be married to
Christ?if there is any hesitation
about a full committal then the
ceremony must not proceed. There
was tin* closest attention sriven
every word as he named one ex
cuse after another, why men hold
back from this great. Christian ad- I
venture. Mr. Stewart was particu- |
larly severe on those who remained
out of church because there are
hypocrites in it. He remarked that
Christ predicted just this thing, and
said that only good things were
worth counterfeiting. Then- in a
final appeal to those who persisted
in this excuse he added: "Come on
with us and we w'll just have one
more hypocrite." The tide of power
is evidently rising and the meeting
bids fair to rival some cf the great
est meetings held in Alexandria.
x Tonight hc will take as his topic.
"The Troubles of a Politician."
j
FIRE RAGING MINE
? g
I
Entombed Miners Cut off From Aid
Behind Wail of Flame; Offic
ials Abandon Hope
Amsterdam, Ohio. Oct. :!0.
With flames spreading back toward
twenty-one miners trapped in the
north passage of the NTo. 2 mine of
the Youghiogheny ant Onio Coal
Company mine officials last night
felt no hope for the men. Rescue
parties formed from other workmen
were able to remain in the mine
rnlv a f?w minutes because of the
intense heat and smoke.
Four American born workmen
were reported among the 'miners
entombed when an electric gerier
rator operating a fan exploded and
set fire to the wood braces, accord
ing to company officials, the flames
starting 200 feet from the elevator
shaft
Partlv suffocated and his cloth
ing and hands burned, a trip driver
emerged from the burning min?
early last night. He related how
he lay on the floor of a mine car
and his mule pulled him to tin
shaft. He said that th? other min
ers had started further ba^k in the
burning passage.
A huge water tank was emptied
into the shaft by a company of the
Steubenville Fire Department,
which arrived here last night to
help fijrht the fire. Rescue parties
worked in relays in an effort to
reach the entomfbed men.
A crowd of more than 1000 men.
worn eh and children thronged the
entrance to the mine last night.
IN MEMORIAM
|
In sad and loving remembrance
i of my dear husband. Edward Brent.
| who departed this life one year ago
? todav. He is trone but not forirot
j ten.' ' '
By his devoted wife and two
i children. Mrs. Julia Loretta Brent.
I 250-lp.
POTOMAC FISH COMPANY will
have on sale tomorrow and balance
| of week; large and medium Jersey
i trout, white and yellow nerch. cat
! fish, flounders, rock. Potomac bass,
steak codfish. Home shucked oys
j ters by the measure every day.
| Fried-oysters any time. Phone 108.
jC. H. ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor,
j 2n9-lp.
i Norfolk salt water Oysters and
| Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill,
i foot of King Street., 227-tf.
! His Death Imminent, as
Sends of Life Have
1 Nearly Run
SICK EIGHT MONTHS
Acute Nausea. Now Suffered by Pati
ent. Regarded as a Bad Omen?Be
comes Weaker Daily.
Charlottesville, Ya.. Oct. ^?
Senator Martin at an early hour
this morning was believed, to be
nearing the end. His family and
close friends were near. All indi
cations point to the appraoch of
thti Grim Reaper.
He' has been ill eight months, j
thu^rh he never relinquished his ac
tive duties as minority leader in
the senate, until the end o? May,
following an attack of influenza,
which, with bronchial trouble that
developed in February, left him with
a weak heart.
On June 1st he entered the Uni
versity Hospital, where his physic
ian, I>r. John Staige Davis, found
some uraemia and diabetis. The
latter disappeared under treatment,
but a week ago uraemia returned
and the heart began to grow weak
er.
Nausea set in yesterday, and as
it became acute it was at once ap
parent that the lend wa< near. The
senator fought. however, and re
fused to acknowledge that the
Reaper was near at hand. Too
weak, hardly to stand, he left his
bed more than once during the- day,
and when time came for the even
ing meal he made a bold attempt to
partake of food. His militant spirit
amazed all in the sick room.
TRAIN IS WRECKED
Southbound Express in Crash Near
Act on?Constable's Message
First Reveals Disaster
Los Angeles. Oct. ?Nine per- |
sons were killed and forty injured
when a Southern Pacific train,
southbound, was wrecked near Ac
ton yesterday.
The cause of the wresck was un
determined oarlv last night, hut.
according to railway officials it oc
curred oji a ten degree curve and
on a sharp dewn grade. The ?n
gine. tender, two baggage cars and
five day coaches went over the em
bankment. tearing down teleisraph
and telephone lines. Three stand
ard sleeping cars, a diner and a
tourist car, composing the remain
der of the tarin were on the track.
POLITICAL NOTICE
The requisites of a candidate for
public office may he condensed into
three general qualifications, which
are: ability to perform required du
ties. a keen sense of responsibility
incumlbeut on every public officer
and a clearly defined character <f
honesty and justice.
The essential qualities enumera
ted are pre-eminently pronounced
in Mr. Alan Brooke Prosise. now a
candidate for the office of clerk, and
we need only aria nee at the satisfac
tory and efficient manner in which
he has acted in that capacity for
the past two months. There is r.o
question as to his ability to handle
the work of the office, with which
he has become thoroughly familiar,
and keeps up as if there had been
no break in the continuity of the
j regularly elected incumbent. His
education in punctuality and cor
rectness. inherent in his disposition,
has been emphasized and strdngth
end by a period of honorable ser
vice during the war. and is brought
to the work of the oflice in all its
manly virility. His acquaintance
with the duties of the office has
prompted him to put forth his very
best efforts, and the satisfactory
manner in which be has performed
the duties proves his appreciation
of^the responsibility attached to du
ties of Clerk of the Court. Every
i voter who has the best interests
of this county at heart will not
hesitate on tjje question, but will
jrive their unqualified support to
I Mr. Alan Brooks Prosise.
j ADV. 2-59-lc
UPRISING NIPPED
_?-j
Cleveland Raids Reveal Nation
wide Bomb Conspiracy
Cleveland. Ohio. ;Oct. 30.?A plot
to assassinate" Chief of Police
Frank W. Smith and another hitrh
city official of Cleveland was re
vealed by the police yesterday, fol
lowing the roundup of seven men
and one woman, alleged to he di
rectly involved in a conspiracy to
spread terror throughout the coun
try by another series of bomb ex
plosions. Chief Smith admitted re
ceiving: a telegraphic warning from
a point in the oast. He would rot
divulge the identity of the other
city official.
Chief Smith declared that evi
dence which polite already have ob
tained reveals a plot for a country
wide anarchistic uprising during
the winter and early spring. Proof
has been obtained, he said, that
arms and ammunition were ordered
from various makers and that
home-made weapons were being,
prepared here in large quantities.
RATS CAUSE FIRE
I St ere of Ballengcr Bros., Together
j With Contents Damaged Early
Today
Rats playing with matches which
they foun l behind the counter cf the
general merchandise store conducted'
by .Ballenger Brothers, 202(5 Duke
street, shortly before -1 o'clock this
morning resulted in that establish
ment together with its content- beirg
partially destroyed.
An alarm was turned in and met >r
engines numbers five and one re
sponded. After about an hour's work,
the firemen conquered the blaze. Most
of the stock in the'store, however,
was badly damaged by the flames.
The loss will amount to several]
thousand dollars and is partially
covered by insurance.
PAI>.\IER speaks tonight
C. C. Carlin lo be Given Silver? M.
B. Harlow Will Make Speech
Attorney General A. Mitchell l*:i 1
mer will deliver an add res? at 8
o'clock tonight in the auditorium of
the Elks' Home. On this oivasii.n
Former Representative' C. C. ( ar
lin will 1>.' presented with a chest f
silver, the gift of the citizens of Alex
andria. A speech of presentation w !
he made by M. B. Harlow. Th? lec
ture will be under the auspices of
the Cameron Club and seats w.ll be
reserved for men-Vers of that club.
Others attending with will obta:n
seats. Admission will be by card or.';/.
Ship Built in Alexandria Ar
rived In Baltimore
Yesterday
TRIP TO ROTTERDAM
Had Aboard Five Men From Ship
Lost in North Sea a Month Az<>?
The E. A. Morse at Baltimore.
The steamship Gur.ston Hall,
built in this city by the Virginia
Shipbuilding Corporation, has just
arrived in Baltimore from Rotter
dam with ballast.
i The steamship E. A. Morse has
arrived in Baltimore from Alexan
dria in tow.
On the steamship Gunston Hall,
commanded by (apt. Hart^ were
five stamen from the Shipping
Board Steamer West Avoade, which
struck a mine in the North S.*a a
month ago and was !o<t.
These men were sent horn as con
sular passengers as was Frank E
Rich, of Baltimore, who went to
Amsterdam in the steamer Fort
Wayne.
The men brought home on the
Gunston Hal! are A. Welch, G. A.
Knowles. F. J. Smith. F. Alvarez
and E. T. Pinney.
The organization meeting of Alex
andria's New Country Club has been
postponed from Thursday, October
?,Oth. at 8 p. m? to Monday, No
vember -Ird. at 8 o'clock. :n the
rooms of the Chamber of Commerce
of Presentation
NOTICE
(
HAPPENINGS ABOUT!
CITf TOLD IN BRIEF
i
Mrs. A. Howell Thomas, of Louis
ville, Kentucky, is on a visit to hot
former home in Rosemont.
The regular weekly prayer meet
ing will be held in the Anne Lee Me
morial Home for the Aged at three 1
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
?Get ready to join the "led Cross
in its annual Christinas roll call which
opens November 2 and ends Novem
ber 11. Dues are only $1 a year.
Mr. James R. Mansfield, accom
panied by his son, Mr. Howell
Mansfield, left last night for Old
Point Comfort on a business trip.
The Hallowe'en dance of the Junior
German Club will be held tomorrow
afternoon from 4 to H o'clock, in the
auditorium of the Elks' Home, in
Prince street. .
The regular weekly prayer meet
ing will be held at the Free Metho
dist Church, 421 South Lee street,
tonight at 7::i0. All are invited to
attend. Sen-ices will be by the
Rev. L. H. Kelley, pastor.
('apt. Herbert Young, who was
formerly in charge of the Salvation
Army work here, and who during
the war was stationed in Newport
New*. Va.. in charge of Salvation
Army work, left today for Atlanta,
Ga., where he will engage in over
sight work for ei<rht states.
Mrs. Horace B. Ramev has re
turned from Pennsylvania, where
she spent the past two weeks on ac
count of the illness of her daugh
ter. Mrs. Laurence Washburn De
Motte. Mrs. DeiMotte was operated
upon for appendicitis at the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania Hospital, in
Philadelphia.
Mrs Charles j<\ Holden entertain
ed a number of friends from Rose
mont at an informal tea yesterday
afternoon from 4 to (?.o'clock, at
ber home 100 Linden street, Rose
mont. to meet her mother, Mrs.
?John F. Barbour, of Roanoke. Mrs.
Barbour left today for her home,
after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Holden
for several weeks.
..Mrs. Elizabeth Peck, widow of
the? late Harry I. Perk, died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. F..
Pullin, at nine o'clock this:
morning-. She is survived by two
sons and three daughters, as fol
lows: James H. Peck. Robert I.
Peck. Mrs. C. A. Schaffer, Mrs.
F. K. Cole and Mrs. F. C. Pul
]in. Nil funeral arrangements have
been made.
ROYALTY AT MOUNT VERNON
\ I her I Places Wreath Upon The
Sarcophagus of George Washington
A European monarch, the first to
<et foot on the soil of the United
States, yesterday honored the shrine
>f all lovers of democracy when Al
bert. King of the Belgians, laid a
wreath of flowers on the grave of
Washington.
It was a democrat, though a mon
irch, who paid tribute to the Father
>f the American Republic and free
lom. at Mount Vernon.
In a few words, uttered in a voice
hat rang with sincerity, the soldier
King eulogized the man whose prin
?iples he has stood by .so steadfastly.
Mount Vernon was closed to the
oublic for the day. and only the royal
oarty with a few guests were present.
The trip down the Potomac was made
in the President's yacht, Mayflower,
which passed Alexandria about two
/clock. It was rearing six o'clock
when the Mayflower passed upon the
return trip.
SPECIAL MEETING
A called meeting of Washington
Memorial Lodge of Perfection No. 7
will be held Friday evening, October
31st, 1 !>10 at 7.30 p. m., for the pur
pose of making final arrangements
for November Reunion. All members
are requested to be present.
W. W. Ballenger, 32nd degree
Venerable Master.
F. W. Latham, 33rd degree Hon.
Secretary. 25fi-5c.
For results try a classified ad in
the Gazette.

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