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Oldest Daily Newspaper in. the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Medium In NxitHern Virginia
I'air Hiday, ?
around freezing
VOL. CXXXV-Mo. 280.'
Simple and Impressive Ex
ercises Held in Christ
' Church Yard.
Address by Rev. Dr. Morton And
Names of Sixty-One Who Served
Colors During World War Record
Two memorial 'Nordman Firs, j
memorials to Lieut. George Mon-j
crief Anderton, Company A, 501st j
Engineers, and Sergeant Major j
John M. Leadbeater, both of this I
city, who died, during the world
war, planted last Wednesday in the
east end of historic Christ Church
yard were formally f dedicated yes
terday afternoon in the church yard
with appropriate services. The ex
ercises were simple and impressive.
Prior to the dedication memorial
services, were heid in the church
and weje attended 'by a large num
ber of persons. Th& service con
sisted of prayers, singing of hymns
and a short address, by the rector,
Rev. Dr. W. J. Morton, who read
the names of sixty-one men on (he
church roster who served the colors,
among whom were twenty commis
sioned officers and forty-one non
commissioned officers and privates.
At the services in the church the
American and state flags of the
Alexandria High School were car
ried by overseas men who were
in Lieut. Anderton's class when he
taught in the Alexandria High
Attending the exercises were
members i of the' American Legion
and fifty wounded soldiers from
Walter , Reed Hospital, Washing
ton. *
Mrs. Thomas W. Robinson, pres
ident of the Ladies' Aid Society, of
Christ Church, placed the bronze
markers on each tree, making a
short address they were placed.
The thefts are hi the esst end of
the church yard, being on either j
side, of the main walkway in the
iThe choir' sang at the placing of
eadH . marker and the sounding qf
taps, and benediction by the rector
brought-the exercises to a close.
These trees have been registered
on the national honor'roll of the
American Forestry Association, and
the bronze, markers placed on the
trees 'were, 'designed' by th^ associa
tion.' J ?' - >
The men from Walter Reed Hos
pital afterward wee entertained at
supper saved in the parish hall by I
the Ladies' Aid Society.
"(Lieut? Anderton ' died ' December
9, 15)17^. and Sergt. Major Lead
beater died May 10, 191?/
i * >' ?
St. Mary's Academy Gives Celebra
tion Saturday Night \
The musical program given Satur
day night at St. Mary's Academy
in honor of St. Cecelia's day fol
lows: > > , - |
; Ave Maria.? Trio; Mis?es Mary
Lee, Ora Robitaille, Mildred Per
The' Woodpecker, Vocal Class;
piano,?Virginia Richardson.
?Hymn to St. Cecelia; America,
!)ur Pride; Violins,?(Misses * F?
Stack. M. *Lee, A. Samuelson, G.
Remarks?Rev. Father McGowan.
Mammy's Lullaby, chorus: piano.
?Virginia Richardson.
Reading. St. Cecelia.:- Lucy Trip
ett. *
Ave Maria,?Misses Ora Robitaille.
Mary Lee. Lucy "fViplett, Amelia
Ern^t. Mildred Perkins.*
0 Divir.e Redeemer. Miss Mildred
erkins, piano. Virginia Ritfhard
Reading. Ora Robitaille.
Watch tomorrow's Gazette for big
ist of Thanksgiving specials.' We
.nil have something out of the ordi
ary. Oltf Dutch Marked.
Norfolk salt' water Oysters and
ampton Bar clams Jacob Brill,
oot" of King Street., 227-tf
Why go to Washington- when high
class super-productions are being
shown, at the Richmond and Ingo
mar at prices 25 and 75 per cent
lower than in Washington? Notice
the attractions for this week: /
At the Richmond: Monday and
Tuesday. Tom Mix in "The Speed
Maniac," prices night 15 and 20
cents, matinee 10 and 20 cents, j
Wednesday Earle William's in "The
Black Gate," prices night 15 and 20
cents, matinee 10 and 20 cents.
Thursday May Allison in "Fair and
Warmer," prices night 20 and 30
cents, matinee 15 and 25 cents.
Friday and Saturday Mary Pickford
in "Heart O' the Hills," prices
night 20 and 30 cents, matinee 15
and 25 cents. At the Ingomar
Monday last chapter of "The Great
Gamble,' Fearl White in the first
chapter of "The Black Secret," also
Charlie Chaplin in a 2 reel comedy.
Tuesday Wallace Reid; Wednesday
Albert Ray and Elinor Fair; Thurs
day William Russell. Friday'Bryant
Washburn, and Saturday Louis
Bennison. Prices at this theatre
each day will be 15 and 20 cents.
Informal Reception and Dance to Bo
Held at^lks Club.
The first (informal reception and
dance to be given by the Alexandria
Community Service will be held
Thanks-giving Day at the Elks ^b,
starting at 8:30 o'clock. All foxrner
members of the Girls club of the Wai
Camp Community Service are urged
to get in touch with 'Miss Robeita
Winans ht the Center, Prince and
Royal streets, before Thursday.
Girls holding War Camp cards wiT
be admitted. Others v desiring tickets
can secure same from the Community
Center. +
Miss Lida McLaughlin, will assist
Miss Winans, and all former mem
bers of Miss McLaughlin's club are
requested to call her at .once.
An invitation has been extended
the boys at Camg-Humphreys, while
all mmebers of the Alexandria Post
of the American Legion have been
* The reports from similar confer
ences which are now being held
received by; the committed in charge
are most, encouraging;. "Much in
terest is being manifested and ^reat
results accomplished. ?
Delegate.* "are expected from the
surrounding parishes and some
from Fredericksburg and Richmond j
In one plar-e*v arrangements were
made for 21-0 but on account-of the
demand 250 had to be provided.
The Alexandria committee is to. be
congratulated in having such attrac
tive speakers, chairman and toast
mastej.' due mention of which has
already bt.cn announced in the Ga- |
Grandmother Seriously "Injured?
.Driver Arrested. But Later
A child is dead, and an aged
woman seriously injured as the re
sult of an automobile accident at
New Jersey avenue and N street
northwwt, at 0:20 o'clock last
Helen Magruder. 12. of 810 L
street northeast, and her -sgrand
I mother, Mrs. Julia Dove, of the
i same address, were struck by an
i automobile, driven by Joseph Scalco,
' 614 Otis street northwest, while -
they were crossing the street.
The little girl was sent to Sibley
Hospital in., a passing automobile.
She was pronounced dead on her
arrival there. *
?Mrs. Dove was sent ti*>Homeo
pathic Hospital, where it was as
certained sW had received a frac
tured hip. She may recover..
Following: his arrest. Scalco was
released by order of Coroner Nev
itt. who will hold an inquest at the
District morgue this afternoon.
?Mrs. Dove and her grandchild
were waiting for a street car at the.
scene of the accidewt. when Scalco,
j who. according to "the police, was
I traveling at an excessive rate of
speed, struck the child and woman.
Witnesses say Scalco gave no warn
ing of his approach.
A rehearsal of the Seminole play
ers will be held tonight in the Alex
andria Opera House at 7:30 p. to.
A full attendance is requested.
<>80-lt. H.: H. iNewton; Chairman.
Candidates From Virginia
and W. Virginia to Re
ceive Major Degree.
Banquet to Follow Degree?.Mem
bers to Attend Special Vesper Ser
vice at Night at St. Mary's.
-A class of one hundred candidates i
from Virginia and West Virginia
>vill have the fourth degree nf the
Krfg'hts of Columbus conferred on
them at an initation which will take
place Sunday December 14 in* the
Lyceum Hall. The exercises will
begin at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Included in the class of candidates
to be initiated are a number from j
this city.
The work of. conferring the de
gree will be in the hands of Dr. E."
A. Gorman, master of the fourth'
degree for Virginia and West Vir
ginia. The degree work will be
performed.by a visiting team. This
degree of the or^er is the highest
given by this organization and is of
a patriotic character to which all
members who have been identified >
with the order for two years are el
igible. _
Following the degree work a ban
quet will be served the visitors and
local knights at (? o'clock in the
Lyceum Hall by the ladies of St.
Mary's Church.
Members of' Fitzgerald Assembly
will a-fc 8 o'clock that evening at
tend a special vesper service in
St. Mary's Church at which time a
special musical program will be
giver1. The sermon vtril! V imjaehed
by an out of town priest.
Deeds for Four Pieces of Property
Recorded Today
Four deeds of transfer today were
placed on record in the office of the
court as follows: Robert I. Peck
to C- W. O'Meara house and lot at
the northwest corner of Alfred and
Gibbon streets, .Mrs. Annie Marion
C'arr to Mrs. Rose Mary Powell
house and lot on the east side of
Washington between -Madison ar.'l
Montgomery streets; Harry Aitcl.e
son to George S. Cornwall and wife
house and lot 1018 Princess street;
W. E. Judkins, executor to Edward
Speiss lot on the south side of
Franklin, between Lee and Union
streets. **
Dr. Franklin L. Riley, professor
of history in Washington and Lee
University, and author of a num
ber of text books in the public
school system of the South, deliv
ered an able address-at the First
Baptist Church yesterday morning,
before a large congregation. The
topic of the address was "THe Trial
of the Robbers" and was an expo
sition of the teaching on Tithing as
found in the prophecy of Malachi.
The address has been published in
tract form, by the committee con
ducting the Baptist 75 million cam
paign, and has been sent to more
than twenty thousand churches.
. Dr. Riley is himself a tither and
gave some striking illustrations of
grrr.t material ^and spiritual _ pros
perity which attended those who
adopted the tithe as a minimum of
contribution to the Lord.
The pastor^brought very encour
ng:ng reports of the progress of
the campaign in Virginia. fro:>. the
recent meeting in' Lynchburg. The"
quota in the. state is expected to be
exceeded by twenty-five per cent. S.
W. Pitts says the campaign locally
is going beyond his expectations.
^The regular semi-monthly meet
ing and smoker of Alexandria
Council No. B29. Royal Arcanum,
will he held in Pythian Hall,- 321
Cameron street; on Tuesday. No
vember 25. 1919, at 7:30 p. m. All
members- are urged to be present.
280-2t. Jas? E. Alexander, Secty.
Sale of Christmas Seals Will Begin
December I.
The opening date of the tei day
sale of Red Cross Christmas *eals
is December 1st. The National Tu
berculosis Association . at{ ibutes
the <rreat>- success ut' the se Is in
past years to the support g'n-en the
movement by the press u this
country. Il asks that ti^is support
be continued in order that ttf? great
est educational and preventive cam
paign ever attePnpted ma\ toe a suc
"Rr-'J Cross Christmas seals are
the gu-at drfving force behind the
movement to combat and control tu
berculosis." declared Dr. Charles J.
Hatfield. Managing Director of the.
National Tuberculosis Association,
today in commenting on the ten day
seal sale which begins December 1st )
for the purpose of raising a lun<
of approximately .<6,500,000 to fight
the disease *\
Both of Alexandras crack foot-,
ball teams won their contests yes
terday on the Sh.'cyarfl gridiron, the
Virginians defeating the Quentins of
Washington, 1M to 0. while the
DreadnaughtS romped <11 over the
Army Medk-als of Washington, "8'
to 0.
The Dreadnoughts had a easy
tine. The Medicos could not stop
c:?e frst work of the Dreadnoughts
backfield. while the wrr rf Coach
Mueller's linesmen was ? *. vt par.
Frazer and Crouch, in the' tackle
positions, gave a real demonstration
of ho^- That position should he
' Dreyfus and Leveren showed
wonderful speed skirting the ends,
while the work of Hayden also stood
out. "Bull" Trigger also got back
in the game, after a long layoff.
Peyton and Jim Alexander played
snappy football for the lighter Vir
ginias. Johnny Duncan's work on
right end was also y.ay hove the
Two Games Thursday
Two big games are booked
Thanksgiving Day. The Dread
noughts tackle the KSd Infantry
team again, and tliis time the Sol
diers say they are going to humble
the big boys. Capt. Red field. > the
former West Point end, has bwn
coaching the soldiers for the past
I wo weeks in an effort to trim the
!,!(?:? !s. \
Secretary Tulloch of the-Virginia
Clifl? has .-vcu;<-<! the Srnvinoies Ln
meet the Virginias in a return
game. The Seminoles have se
cured several new nlcn, who have
been working with the team for the
past week, and the Washingtonians
expect to trim the local lads. The
first game will start ??* 1:30 o'clock.,
Recent Sunday School Pictures to be
Shown Week of December 8
The moving pictures taken re
cently of the Sunday School parade
held in this city will be exhibited
during 4ho v:c-ek of December 8 on
alternate days in the Westminster
and Young . People's Buildings for
the different Sunday Schools a.
follows: Monday, M. E. Church
South: Tuesday. First Baptist; Wed- |
nesday. St.. Paul's and Del Ray;
Thursday. Second Presbyterian and
Payne - Street Mission: Friday.
Christ and Methodist Protestant;
Saturday, Grace. Trinity and Sec
ond Baptist.
The Semirole Players will hold
rehearsal, tonight in the Opera
This will be the first rehearsal
this season and all members of the
company are. requested to be pres
ent .
This organization is well known
in this city, as they appear each
?reason in tifcir new and up to date
A called meeting of Mt. Vernon
R. A. Chapter-No 14. will be held
Tuesday evening, Nov. 25th. at
7..?,0 p. m., for the purpose of
conferring the council and M ? L.
Master Degrees. By order of the
High Priest.
2S0-2c^ F. W. Latham. Secretary.
Tonight?''The Speed Maniac, at
the Richmond and Pearl White and
| Charlie Chaplin at the- Ingomar.
Man Circulates Report That
President Wilson
* Is Dead. v
City Organist Plays "Nearer My
God to Thee?' While Women Are
Atlanta, Ga.^Nov. 24.?Police of
i ' ? 1
j Atlanta arc searching today for
; the man \vb > i-V night startled a
| mass nieeting af tee audi!; triuin.;
j while Vice President Marshall was
speaking, by starting a" false .eport
that President \Vilson was
dead. Everybody in the place in
cluding Marshall, appeared at first
to 'jeiicve the report. '
Marshall was eulogizing George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln
when a policeman rushed up the
aisle and a message was whispered,
to ihe Vice President by Charles
J. Haden. a prominent Atlanta!/,
that he was wanted ""on the long
distance phone from Washington,
as President Wilson had just pass
ed away.
The Vice President staggered
then, steadying himself, he raised
his hand and said:
? I cannot'continue my speech.-I
nv st ieave at once to take up my
duties as Chief. Executive of fhis
great nation.
"I cannot bear r7ie burdens of our
beloved chieftain unless I receive
the full assistance and pi avers of"
everybody in this countty."
With that he left the -.'tage. Nut
a "???tund was to be. heard until Qov.
Hugh Horsey rose and asked that
bho benediction) Ui* pronounced.
There was still no sound except
sobbinar of women.
Charles Sheldon, city organist,
started playing, ''Nearer my God. to
Thee." and the audience began quiet
ly to file out of the building.
As >(fnn as possible Marshall grit
in communication with the White
Hoi.se. where, it was positively de
nied that the President was dead.
At the terminal station, where
'Marshall boarded a special train for
Washington at 1 o'clock this morn
ing, the Vice President said:
'?I am infinity relieved to know
that the President is alive. It was
a most cruel hoax to perpetrate on
the audience and on me. I trust
that the truilly party w:" be appre
C.?vevnor Dor-ev nnno'ir.ced. on
behalf >f tr.e *rate. t> ?-.* a reward
of $1'io would be paid fcr the cap
I lure c-f the peroe'.ra'"? .
The city is expected to take simi
lar action today.
?Oil Heater Sets Tire to Clothes
While Victim is Cleaning
Hannah Mfracken. .'55. was burn
er! to death in her home at 17:; E
street southwest, Washington, yes
terday afternoon, when an oil heat
er set fire to her clothes.
Heroically endeavorioc to save
the woman, her sister. Mary Mc
CrackenN\\/as seriously burned.
The victim of the accident' was
cleaning a coat in the bathroom.
An uncovered oil heater stood near
by. As the woman -turned to reach
for a cake of =oap, her dress brush
ed against the flame of the heater.
A moment later, her clothing a
mass of flames. Miss McCracken
ran screaming down the stairs to
obtain help. The accident had
made her hysterical, otherwise sh>
might have plunged herself in the
tub. which she had fill?d with wa
Her sister, attracted by the cries
for help, met Miss McCracken at.
the foot of the stairs. For ten
minutes she battled valiantly with
the flames, but could maks no head
way. The injure?! womn died from
inhalation of the flames.
A vain hope that life might not
(yet be extinct prompted Miss- Mary
j McCracken to call for the Emer
jgency Hospital ambulance. ? Th*>
* Advertise your wants in the Ga
zette Want Column. . . '
victim of the fire, was rusied to th<i
hospital, where physicians labored
over her for half an hour, finally
pronouncing her dead. "
Miss ILcCracken's clothing was
burned from her body, which itself
was badly charred.
Miss Mary MeCracken, whose he
roic efforts to save her sister's life
went for naught. collapsed on hear
ing the news' that her sister was
dead. She herself sustained seri
ous burns on lr_>r head^ fact' audi
arms, necessitat ng treatment by a
?'Big Si*" in New York Voles to,
"Accept Mandate to Return
A mandate issued by the execu
tive council of Typographical I/n-j
ion} No. <!. ordering its striking.'
members to return to work, was ac
cepted by a vote of three to one* at
a meeting of "Bijr Six" yesterday.
Jammed Stairway's Collapse, Drips
Girls tw Instant Death
. Villa Piatt. La..' Nov. -J4.?
Crushed and mangled the bodies of
twenty-five young men and women
have been recovered from the ruins
of a dance hall in which fire and
panic suddenly stilled the orchestra
late Saturday night.
Villa Rlatte today is a town of
mourning. Funerals are being-ar
ranged in every section. Crepe
hangs at doors on almost every
street. ,
In the center of the^ town the
ruins of the dance hall still .ire
smouldering. Police and ' .'men
are still searching the r. .s al
though it^ is believed all bodie^
have bean recovered.
The list of dead includes nine
teen women and five men. according
to the official figures of Coroner
Officials are investigating to de
termine the cause of the fire whieh
is believed to have resulted from a
defective oil heater.
A panic resulted when i. cry of
fire rang, through the dance hall.
Dancers, spectators and chaper
ones rushed pell mell towards a
narrow stairway. The stairway be
came jammed. ('razed with fear
men and women fought and tramp
led to escape. Many leaped jfrom,
Then the stairway collapsed. It
was at the bottom that ! firemen
found a mangled heap uf'humanity.
Bodies of young girls were crump
led into a heap in their f*ilkir
Within a half hopr after the Vr.v
of fire echoed through the hall. j(?
persons . were burned and fift .-u
crushed to death.
^?Firemen, police and volunteer r
cuers. attracted ? by the noi^e r.r.1
confusion of th?? fire, worked all
night and until early yesterday
morning searching the ruins.
X'lash Between Members of Loyally
League and Labor Agitators
Bogalusa. La.. Nov. 24.?Three
men were- killed, one mortally
wounded and several others more
or less seriously injured here Sat
urday in a clash between members
'of the Loyalty League and a group
of labor agitators. The dead are
L. E. Williams, president uf the
local American Federation of La
bor and editor of the labor organ,
The Press: A. Bouchillon an I
Thomas Gaines, union carpenters.
The wounded include A. -I.
O'Rourke. labor leader, mortally
wounded, and Captain Jules i.e
Rlanc, of the Loyalty league.
The battle was the outcome of
the lockout of men by the
Great Southern Lumber" company
and a cruf.ade against "undesirx
Ides" by Hhe Loyalty league..
The trouble came to a head yes
terday when O'Rourke and another
labor leader escorted a negro agi
tator through the main street after
?'lie had been ordered to leave town.
The Loyalty leaguers immediately
assembled and demanded the <ur
render.of the negro. The labor
men barricaded themselves in a
garage and refused to give the man
up. A shot fired by one of the he
sieged men drew heavy fire from
the attacking force which soon si
lenced the besieged. While the fir
ing was going on the negro es
caped. . - - v
Tonight?"The Speed Maniac," at
the Richmond and Pearl- White, and
Charlrn Chanlin at the Ingomar.
; y i ;
Buy Wednesday, we close Thurs
day (Thanksgiving Day). Shunian's.
'iou-itp -
The Alexandria Ass-emblyv gave
its first'dance of the season Satur
day night which was largely attend
Mar ley Encampment, I. 0. 0. F.f
vv'jl meet tonight And confer the
Royal Purple degree and transact
special business.
The basketball team of the Tth
grade of Lee School played the first
year High School team Friday. The
score was :51 to 5 in favor of the
T-.ee school girls.
Frank J? Merkling, who was for
thirteen years secretary -to the late
Senator Martin of Virginia,,, has
accepted the position of secretary to
Thomas F. Ryan of New York.
.Vlrs. James^ H. Mansfield has
returned from attending the Vir=
ginia Woman's Missionary Union
meeting in Franklin, Va.. and vis
iting relatives in ^s'ortli Carolina.
The many friends of Mr. William
F. Webster, v?!>o was recently op
erated upon at the Alexandria Hos
pital for appendicitis, will be glad
to learn that he is rapidly improv
A meeting of the General Com
mittee of the Alexandria Commun
ity Sendee will be held tomorrow
night at the Center. Prince, and
Royak streets. All interested are
Arrangements have been made
for a progressive euchre party
which will be given next Friday
night at the Lyceum Hall on Duke
street under the auspices of a com
mittee of women of St. Mary's
' Church
The ladies in charge of the tag
lay sale for the benefit of the Alex
andria Hospital held Saturday de
ire to- ihai.k all who contributed to
?is success, and especially the girl"}
and boys who worked so hard and
faithfully in disposing of the tags.',
Hoys night will be <>n the cards"
it the Community Center tonight?
Ml youngsters between the ages nf.
12 "lid !<; are urged to attend the
meeting. Athletic games, stories?,
a lecture and the formation of a
?oys club on the program..
A meeting <>f the "Revue of 1919"
show troupe will-be held at 8:20
o'clock. All ' interested are re
c|uested to attend the meeting,'.
Richmond. Va.f Nov. _M.?Ac-,
companied by ? Governor* Westmore
land Mavis three companies of
State troops,, including fine machine
irun company, left here yesterday
afternoon at 1:40 aboard a special
train for the counties of Lee and
Wise in order to prevent tro.uble
among coal miners of that section
as a result of difficulties between
mine operator- and miners.
The departure of the troops re
sulted from a request of the sheriff
of, Lee County who wired the gov
i errmr asking that assistance be sent
I as soon as possible. trouble
J has yet resulted and the action is
regarded here as one of prepared
' ne3S. I ,
i ,'^he counties, of Leo and Wise are '
among the remotest in the State,
lying on the Western border- of Vir
ginia. close to Kentucky ar.d Ten
n ssee, in the great mining terri
tory of the State.
Two companies from this city,
one a machine gun company and the
other infantry were aboar;! the spe-s
vial train from here and another
company of infantrymen was
picked up at Petersburg. Three '
, more companies from Lynchburg,
| Roanoke and Charlottesville will be
| p'ckad up en route.
'j WANTED- -Linotype operator. Ap
i ply at once to Gazette. Office.. . .
! 280-St. ? . . . , . . :
Huv Wednesday, we .close Thurs
day (Thanksgiving?. Day). Shu
man's, v. ?? "? 280-3p

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