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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Medium in Northern Virginia
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l"or this sectio?Cloudy, with |
prcbablv rain for tonight and
VOL. CXXXV?No. 268.
Defective Flue Thought to
Have Been Responsible
For Blaze 1
Occupants Driven Into Streets?Save j
Most of Their Effects?Loss Cover-1
ed by Insurance.
Fire at 11 o'clock yesterday morn- j
ing badly damaged ten two-story j
frame tenant houses on the west side j
of Alfred between Wolfe and Wilkes ,
streets, occupied by colored tenants.
The damaged houses were numbered .
401 to 419 South Alfred street in- '
The fire originated in house 405 j
ccupied by Sarah Brown, and soon j
spread to the two adjoining houses, j
403 and 401 on the north and houses
* 407 to 419 on the south side. A total
of thirteen houses are in the row ami
three at the south end escaped.
There is no fire wall between the
houses and the fire worked its way
under the metallic roofs and the
houses not damaged, by the fire were
flooded with water, rendering all ten
Occupants of the houses assisted by
neighbors and others quickly moved
most of their effects into the streets
and most of the families had to seek
temporary quarters elsewhere. A
defective flue is thought to have
caused the blaze according to occu
pants of the house where the fire |
In addition to Sarah Brown, j 1
other occupants of the damaged 11
houses included Frances Swan. Mar-I'
tha Davis, Bud Brown. William j'
Washington, Em'ma Pye, Marie Cross,
Lucy Jackson, Ellis Holland, Dnlilah
The houses are owned by Bruce
Downey, of North Carolina, a form
er i-esident of this city, and the loss,
which it is thclight will be several j
thousand dollars, is covered by in-}
Strangler of Woman is Last Seen on
i : His Way. to Capital
Baltimore, Nov.'10.?Police cf this
city late last night directed their
search to Washington for a man
known as John Apple, whose wife was
found strangled to death by a belt
in a housekeeping apartment at 408
South Hanover street' Saturday.
The body, almost nude, was found.
A ribbon of serge,.torn from the belt
ing of a woman's coat, was knotted
peculiarly about the throat of the
corpse. The woman lay across the bed i
in an attitude of repose, and partly]
covered by the counterpane. From the j
condition of the body, it was judged j
that the woman had been dead not j
more than 10 hours.
Beside the body was discovered a
crumpled note, ostensibly written by
the missing man. which, in effect/ ac
cused Mrs. Apple of infidelity.
The revival services will continue
at the Southern Methodist Church.
South Washington street, near King
street, this week.
Song service at 7preaching
at S o'clock. There have been a
number of conversions and the in
terest is deepening. Come, we want j
There will be a joint communica-1
tion of Alexandria-Washington ]
Lodge and Andrew Jackson Lodge I
held at Masonic Temple. Thursday I
evening, November 18th. at 7::;0
o'clock to receive the Grand Mast?r
of Masons in Virginia, ami the
other officers of the~Grand Lodge.
All Master Masons in good stand
ing are invited to be present on
this occasion.
Immediately after the formal re
ception to the grand officers, the
mooting will adjourn to the Opera
House for an evening's entertain
ment to which all Master Masons
and their lady friends are invited.
Let us have a large gathering of
?ladies on this occasion. ? 2?>S-4c
Former Athletes of Diamond and"
Gridiron to Met Nov. 15.?Sev
eral From Alexandria.
Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 10.?
Fifty years afro college athletics
gained its first foothold in the South
at the University of Virginia. The
"stars" of diamond and gridiron of j
1870 .are today our foremost citizens
in professional life.
On the day of the Virginia-Vander
bllt game atv Charlottesville "Novem
ber 15, a "V" Club will1 be organized
including in its membership all of the
500 living wearers of the "V".
Local members of the "V" Club,|
and the major sport in which thoyj
won their "letters", are:
Archie R. Hoxton, E. H. S. Alex-!
andria, Va. quarter 189fi football team,'
3rd base 1807 baseball team.
Wm. P. Richadson, R. F. J).,:
Alxandria, right field 191] baseball !
team. ?? j
Richard P. Williams. jr., E. H. S.,
Alexandria, Va.. executive committee
athletic association, 1907-1908.
The second week of the bazaar at
the Lyceum Hall on Duke street,
under the auspices of the congrega
tion of St. Mary's Catholic Church,
will open tonight. The bazaar will
be continued throughout the week.
All of the handsome and valuable
articles on sale,' and on which voices
are being taken will be disposed of
this week.
A cordial invitation is extended
all who have not patronized the
bazaar to attend this week.
Fight in Danville Over Municipal
Commodity Rates
Danville, Va., Nov. 10.?The open
ing gun has been fired here in the
right for an increase in the cost of
aras and eiectric light, two commodi
ties manufactured by municipally
>wned plants, and the only two items
[>f household expense which h-?.v? not
crone up :n price in five years. One
faction in the City Council claims
tWat in the electric light department
there has been a deficit for the last ?
two years. The other claims that the j
figures have been misrepresented.
Gas in Danville costs SI per 1,000;
cubic* feet. Electric light costs domes- j
tic users right cents a kilowatt. Com-j
mercial users get a six-cent rate after i
the first 300 kilowatts. Frank Tal-|
bolt, superintendent of public works,
is opposing the increase on the ground
that it is not necessary.
Reports.Give High Hopes of Victory
in Seventy-Five Million
(Special to the Gazette")
Richmond, Va.. Nov. 10.?Re
ports which have come to the head
quarters of the Baptist 7-r> million
campaign give reason for high j
hopes of victory. From the moun- j
tains to the sea the churches are
girding themselves for the final
week in which the pledges are to be
obtained. Hundreds of choice young,
people have recently volunteered
for vocational service as ministers,
missionaries and teachers. Tin
State Mission Board will report t;>
the General Association at Lynch
burg November 18 the largest gift*
for the support of mission work in
Virginia in the history of the board.
All obligations have been met and
because of cash contributions count
ed in the campaign there will be
reported $25,000 surplus for the
year. Virginia's share in the cam
paign is seven millions, and every
church seems to be determined to
tro over the top. As a result of the
i*aising of seven million in Virginia
every denominational interest will
enter -upon a new era. With the
opening iif the year more than a
million five hundred thousand goes
to the christian schools and one
million dollars will be spent in the
development of mission churches
and Sunday School work in the
j state alone..
; Joseph Watts, publicity director.
Having qualified as executor of
; the estate of the late Elizabeth
Po-.-k. deceased, all persons indebt
ed are roquested to make prompt
i settlement and all persons to whom
! the estate may b* indebted are re
I quested to present their claims
properly authenticated for settle
ment. 1
262-10p. e. o. d. R.I. Peck.
American Federation of La
bor Backs Miners in
Their Strike
Action of Judge Anderson Declared by
Organization Subversive of Ameri
can Liberty and Unjustified.
Industrial war was declared . last j
night by^the American Federation of
After an all-day conference the Ex-'
ecutive Council cf the Federation is
sued endorsement of the miners' strike
and pledged it the full support of the!
It assailed the use of the injunction
as obtained by the Government in the
Indianapolis Federal Court, of Judge
A. B. Anderson, declared it subversive
of American liberty and wholly un
The action of the Federation com
pletes the- break between that or
ganization and the present adminis
tration of the Government, and is
looked upon as contemplating a
long drawn out strike between the
miners and the Government.
The part which the Federation of
Labor will take in the struggle has
been undetermined except as indicated
by its pledge of moral and financial
support. . .
Action by the Federation indicates
that- Samuel Gompers. president of
the American Federation, with his
back to the wall, has decided to go
with the current in organized labor
and has failed to resist the radical ele
ment within it.
The injunction against strikers was
declared in the statement to he un
warranted antf without a partillcl in
history. The miners' strike :s justi
fied, the American Federation <>f La
bor affirms, and the interference of
the government in the dispute be
tween the mine workers and opera
tors was characterized as ''an in
justice which n<>t only the workers,
hut all liberty lovinir Americans
will repudiate and demand redress."
The statement came late last night
after the Executive Council of the
Federation of Labor had assembled on
the hasty summons of President Gom
pers to pass upon the Indianapolis
Investigation Shows New Philadel
phia Man Completely
Pottsville. Pa.. Nov. 10.?Under
prohibition regulations eider may
be temporarily sold by farmers re
gardless of its alcoholic strength.
Yesterday Paul Ilotus, of New Phil
adelphia. 'who drank two gallons of
eider, which he bought from a
farmer Saturday, fell heading
down the stairs at the home of Mrs
Mary Wilkes, where he boarded.
His skull was fractured and he was
hurried to the Pottsville Hrsital,
where he soon died.
Investigation by Deputy Coroner
Henry ? Dicrschedl showed that the
man drank the two gallons of cider
within two hours. He was com
pletely intoxicated and it was while
trying to play with a baby that he
plunged down the stairs.
Longshoreman at New Orleans Say
They Will Return to Work
Early Today
New Orleans. Nov. 10.--The long
shoremen's strike has been broken
temporarily, according to the an
nouncement from union leaders yes
terday that the strikers had voted
by 201 majority to return to work
Monday pending the award of the na
tional adjustment commission, but re
serving the right to vote later on the
acceptance of the award.
The regular semi-monthly meet
ing <->f Alexandria Council No. K27.
Royal Arcanum, will be held in Py
thian Hall. 321 Camcrcn street, on
Tuesday. November 11. ut R p. m.
A full attendance of members is re
quested .
2GS-2t .Tas. E. Alexander. Secty.
Federal Judge's Ruling Held as Vio
lation of Civil and Constitu
tional Rights
Resolutions were passed yesterday
at a-mass-meeting of Richmond union
men at th * John Marshall High School
| condemning the action of the United
i States Department of Justice in se
| curing injunctions against the strik
I ing coal miners of the United Mine
! Workers of America. The resolution
I declared the action to be unconstitu
tional and a violation of the Bill of
Rights of practically every state in
the Union.
Not a dissenting vote was cast
against the resolution.
Howard T. Colvin, president of the
Southeastern Federation of Railway
Clerks, formerly ?f Alexandria, was
among the speakers.
Alexandria Chosen For Con
ference November
18 and 19
State Regent Mrs. Kate Waller Bar-j
rett. Will Entertain Delegates Nov.
18?Sessions-Nov. l!l in Washington'
The Executive Committee meeting j
of the Daughters of the American j
Revolution held in Wythevillc. Va.,|
Sept. 25th. unanimously voted to ?
hold the State Conference in Alex
andria. November 18th. and liith. This
action was taken because of the need ,
of the. Daughters getting in close
couch with the big national move
ments of reconstruction period so ;
that their work might be in close ,
harmony with t'je nc.r-.?\- of the i
An interesting and instructive pro
gram has been arranged. The ses
sions of the 18th. will "be devoted to
considering state problems. The af
ternoon session on that day will be
addressed by Colonel Keilley, who has
charge of the historical record of the
War work done in Virginia. Alexan
dria's notable'contribution to this
;vork should have ample recognition
in the permanent records that will
be handed down in history.
Colonel Brum field of the national
and public health service will tell
of the great program that the state !
is carrying forward with nation.il
help. The fact that Alexandria has
given so generously to the establish
ment of a public health service for
the first time in its history makes
this program of especial interest.
In the evening a receptioq will be
tendered the guests by the State Re
gent. Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett.
All the .visions of the 10th will be
held in Washington. Mrs. Ben/am in
Purcell, National Vice-President Gen
eral, has charge of these arrange
ments. The sessions will be held in
Memorial Hall, with a tea in honor of
the visiting delegates. At night a pub
lic session will l?t. held at the Army
Club, 1314 Massachusetts Avenue, un
der the auspices of th? War Camp
Community Service.
Automobile Leaps Over Daville Curb
and Rims Down Two Codes
trians on Sidewalk
Danville, Va.. Nov. 10.?S. D.
Rickmond. train dispatcher for the
Danvilk- and Western Railway, i<
in the general hospital in a critical
condition, and Rufus Wise, a colored
hospital orderly, is there also in a
serious condition as the result of
being run over Friday niaht at the
corner of Jefferson and Main
| streets by an automobile driven by
| S. R. Clarke.
While turninir the corner the car
went beyond control, and ran over
the sidewalk, crashing into the
lawn of a house and knocking down
the two men. who were walking
down the street' Clarke has been
arrested, and is unrler heavy bond.
It's all Wrong
Crank and Swear. Swaar and
Crank. All because you have rob
bed your bank. The Exide Giant
"will cure such tricks.. Just call up
Jester's Kinrr and Patrick street.
More Than 1000 Member
ships Obtained by
Considering The Fact That There Has j
Been Many Drives Here Result is i
Regarded as Satisfactory
More than 1.000 members had been j
enrolled in the Red Cross up to noon j
Saturday. The drive will not end un
til tomorrow evening, although prac
tically all work in connection with
the convass for members has about
been completed. v
?T. T. Preston, chairman of the lo
cal committee, stated today that the
foregoing number will he considerab
ly increased when complete returns
are checked up.
This afternoon a committee of wo
men went to Camp Humphreys in the
interest of the work and as a result
many new members will lie added.
The result of the canvass has been
highly satisfactory in view of the fact
that there have been so many drives,
made recently in this city. It. there
fore. was not expected that the mem
beship this year would be as great as
it was last year.
If you have not already joined do
so now. Dues are only a dollar a
yea r.
Relief in Disaster
Since 1000 disasters of peace have
cost thousands of lives and brought
personal injury and property losses to
approximately 1.500.000 persons and
fi't the same time have destroyed prop
erty valued at more than $1.000,000,
This is one of the facts emphasized
l?y the American Red Cross in its
campaign for funds for its peace
time program "during the nine days
from November 2 to II. It is going to
undertake preparedness for disaster*
relief on \ scale never before possible.!
in 1917. for instance, here were some
of the peace activities of the Red
Eighty disasters. 02 tornadoes. ?">
floods, 4 great fires. 2 earthquakes.
2 serious mine explosions. 2 munition
plant explosions, a race riot, a slvn
wreck and the tragic calamity which
befell Halifax. Nova Scotia. The total
of deaths entailed was 1.7">8; ">.027
persons were injured and property
losses aggregated $110,000,000.
Transfusion of Blood is Said by Paris i
Physician to Produce Desired
Paris. Nov. 10.?A positive cure for
cancer or other organic affections by
transfusion of tho patient's own bloorl
from the veins of the forearm to the
muscles in the back of the part af
fected has been discovered by Dr. Fer
revrolles, a member of the Academy
>f Medicine. It is announced that sev
eral cures have already been effected.
The method of treatment consists
of three injections of four cubic inches
of blood each fortnight at intervals
this to be repeated if necessary three
months later. Great improvement is
reported in even the most advanced
At a congregatioal meeting < f
the Second Presbyterian Church
held yesterday morning the salary
of the pastor, Rev. Dr. .John I.ee
Allison, was substantially increased
and the following officers were elect
ed: W\ H. Meichoir. D. R. Stans
hury and L. H. Thompson, elders;
| Warren Woody. W. E. Swan. Al
I fred Thomson, Wilmer Scott and
I Arthur Warficld. deacons.
1 Cp-to-Date Drainage Svstem to be
Installed at Once /
l New York. Nov. 10.?Jerusalem is
j to have an up-to-date drainage sys
! tem. ' . ?
Most of th<> preliminary surveys
i have- been completed by Jewish en
j gineers and contracts have been let
j to Jews by the Zionist administrative
I commission, it is announced.
j Sixth Gra/de Pupil in Mt. Vernon
School Tells r.f .Movement in
Alexandria County
! Maynard Long. a pupil in the
j sixth {rrade. Mount Vernon School,
! Alexandria ecuntv, has submitted
j the following letter regarding t!ie
j h- alth department recently organ
ized anions the pupils in that
i school; he being chosen chief of the
department for the sixth grade:
"On October !7 .Mrs. Rudasill the
county school nurse came to Mount.
Vernon School and organized the
health department. There was an
officer chosen for each ruom and a
chief for the school.
The first'week everything went
fine, nearly <}ll of the children play
ed the frame of health.
Three teachers accompanied by
the children attended a recent mi -t
ing in the interest of health held at
the courthouse at which tint,. talks
were made by Dr. Flana'gan. state
department of health and Dr. Ox.
both of whom spoke on how "to im
prove health.
Congress Will Probe Failure to Send
Out oT United States Undesirable
A sweeping congressional investiga
tion of the failure of the Depart
ment of Labor to send out of tha
United States the large number of
undesirable aliens "who have been or
dered deported will be started during
the coming recess of Congress.
This announcement was made yes
terday by Representative Albert John
son. Republican, of Washington, chair
man of the House Immigration Com
mittee. which will conduct tne in
quiry. The committee unanimously
voted to report out a resolution by
Ropresentative Siegel, Republican, of
New York, asking the House for au
thority to sit in Washington or else
where during the :ecess, which now is
scheduled to begin .November 20.
Dutch Government Considers Farm
er Kaiser and Crown Prirsre
Kntitled lo Refuge
T!ie Hague. Nov. 10. ? Fern r
Emperor William came to Holland a
year ago today. During thi- t' ,e
there has been ;io demand. official
or unofficial, for his extradite n or
delivery to the Allies, nor has H?>!
land changed its viewpoint toward
It is learned that Holland's <?!< v
point as regards William Hoh. nz-I
Icrn may be stated frankly as f< i
lows: The Netherlands, wh ?di ' *1
centuries has accorded political r
fuge to ail. considers the forn r
Emperor and Crown Prince ar r
ugees?not as royalty, but as per
sons entitled to the same vjjrfifs
any plain Jo'nann Schmidt who fl d
to Hidiand during the war. This
principle is so slronirly h?-Id bv the
Government, ami also by the press
of Holland, that nothing is likely to
change it., it is asserted.
Several Shots Are Fired a"d Police j
Flee for Thei: Lives
Cork, Nov. 10.?Scenes of terror- j
ism were witnessed here last niurht j
when soldiers of the English Shron- j
shire regiment turned cmt and triad
to wipe up civilians. They march i
through the streets shouting, "to
?with t.h,. Sinn Fein" Rattles with
civilians ensued.
Armored cars turned out and
their appearance seemed to fir- tl:?
soldiers to redoubled fervor. Tin
?whole armed regiment, armed with
rifles and revolvers, attacked civil- !
ians. smashed shops and instituted j
a general reign of terror. ,
Several shots were fired and when i
a couple of policemen were injured j
the rest of the police fied for their j
In memory of my dear brother. J.
Winter Bullock, who was killed one
year ago today, November 10th.
I did not know the pain he bore
I did not see him die.
! f only knew he went away
! And did not say good by. J
His loving sister.
] 2f>8-lp. Mrs. Hattie Mason..
Norfolk salt water Oysters and
Hampton Bar <4ams Jacob Brill,
foot of King Street., 227-tf
j Apart from the closing of the
! city offices tomorrow there will he
no public observance of Armistice
Day. The banks will be open as
Sergeant A. G. Carpenter.* 12th
Field Artillery, Camp Tnavis. Texas,
is visiting Mrs. F. E. Ludwig, at her
home. Bonnie View, North Brad
dock Heights.
Mrs. Irving Lowejnvirth anil
daughter, of New York City, are
the guests of their uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Baumgarten, at 425
South Lee street.
A chimney fire at the ' Central
Gura/e on the east side of Wash
ington between King and Cameron
streets brought out the fire depart
ment at il o'clock last night.
Brannin Giles, twelve years old.
of 1207 Duke street, was operated
upon for appendicitis at the Alex
andria Hospital Saturday night, by
Dr. S. B. Moore, and is doing nice
Tne Mary Custis Lee?17th Vir
ginia Regiment Chapter, U. D. C.,
wili hold a meeting at X o'clock this
evenii g in l.ee Camp Hall. The of
ficers uf the chapter are requested
tii be present at 7 o'clock.
Samuel Carpenter, a well known
colored resident, died at 11:20
o'clock last night at his home, 131
South Peyton street. The funeral
will bt held from liis late residence,
at two o'clock Wednesday after
noon .
Charles S. Beer, 2724 Cobder.
street, South Pittsburgh, a double of
the late Col. Theodore Roosevelt, to
day was a visitor in Alexandria and
inspected the points of interest. Mr.
Beer says that on numerous occasion
he has been taken for {he late Mr.
The assembling and registration of
the Scottish Rite Masonic class which
wili receive degrees of that branch
luring tlv; coming week will "be hold
at 7..'{i? o'clock tonight. During the
week the ninth to the thirty second
ii-grees will be conferred, the work
ending next Friday night.
I.. C. Baltimore, principal of
. umner school, Alexandria county,
has been elected delegate to repre
sent the colored teachers and par
ents-Teachers' Association of Wash
:ngton District at the annual meet
ing of the Virginia Colored Teach
ers" Association, which convenes at
Lynchburg. November 11-14.
Mrs. Lulie (I. King will jrive an
informal talk of her experience with
the Red Cross in France under the
auspices i?f the King's Daughters at
Grace P. E. Church Saturday even
ng. November 1">, at 8 o'clock. Ad
mission silver offering for benefit of
children's Ward ?f Alexandria Hos
pital. 2'58-Mon-Thurs.
A memorial mass for the Ameri
can soldiers, sailors and marines
who lost their lives in the world
war will be celebrated at 0:30
o'clock tomorrow morning. Armis
tice .Day. at St. Mary's Catholic
Church. Members of the Holy
Name Society have been asked to
attend th(. mass ?nd also the con
gregation in general.
A reception was held at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Georg^T. Curtis. Minne
sota Avenue, southeast, Washington,
in honor of the seventy-first birthday
of Mr. Curtis' mother. Mrs. Lucy J.
Curtis, of this city. A large number
cf relatives and friends from this
city, and county and Washington
were present. The evening was de
'.ightfuily spent with music, songs and
recitations. The house was beautiful
ly decorated- with autumn leaves and
Chrysanthemums and during the
evening refreshments were served.
who was well known in tbis'citv. 'lied
at his re-ridence 131 south Peyton
street, Sunday 11.20 p. m. Funeral
will be held at the house Wednesday,
November 12. 1919. at 2 p. m. Inter
ment in Douglass Cemetery 268-lp

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