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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United States and Best Advertis
ing Jlediura In Northern Virginia
> section ?.Snow ilus af
ternoon, tonight, and tomorrow
morning. followed by cloudy
weather during tomorrow
VOL. (JXXXV?No. 301.
[Snow Began to Fall Yester
^ day and Continued Dur
,< ing Night
I Earth Now Carpeted in Immaculate
White?Considerable Ice Forms in
River During Present Week.
ijr ? '
j According to the almanac, winter ;
jbegins on Sunday, December 21. j
(Meteorological conditions, however,!
(during the present week show the ?
advent of the season of blizzards !
and snow storms set in last Sun- !
,day, when the mercury in the ther- J
mometer took a decided drop, rang
infir at times as low as 10 degrees J
labove zero. Last night it remained
?at a.bout 18 degrees.
The clear skies of Wednesday]
jwere followed yesterday by leaden- j
irued atmospheric conditions, and j
during the morning a few flakes of j
snow were falling lazily to the earth
jLater the fall became heavier, and
early in the night the ground was
completely carpeted in white. Snow
continued to fall during the night,
until it became three or four inches
deep by morning. There were no in
dications of a letup today, and
^wintry conditions have contir.ned.
I Last winter was one of the mild
Jest on record. That of 1017-1918
?was one of the severest, and will
(long be remembered by many. The
.War was in progress and fuel had
(become alarmingly scarce in this
city'long before snow began to fall
I It was not to be expected that two
mild winters would follow; hence
present frigid conditions might have
been expected.
Cold weather invariably brings
inconvenience and in many cases
'distress. Every person in Alexan
dria did n6t avail himself of the
opportunity afforded last summer
(of procuring sufficient fuel to
Sveather the storms of winter, and
\*e have heard of cases hereabouts
jwhere bins are nearing depletion, j
(This, too, at a time when coal is
The wintry weather is having its
[effect in other ways. Not everyone
[forced to laboi* in the open air can
[continue their occupations during the
[present bitter cold weather. Many
men employed at the plant of the
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation
were compelled to iay oft' yester
day/ Numbers were unable to work
under prevailing conditions today.
This, of course, means loss of
wages at a time when money is
/'most desired.
Considerable ice has formed in the
ver. It has, so far, not proven
lany serious impediment to the op
ieration of steamboats. The Norfolk
steamers are arriving and departing
'about on time, and the boats plying
between' this port and Baltimore
Istill run, as do also steamers run
ning to the river landings. ;
Andrew Jackson Lodge No '20.
A. F. and A. M., at its annual
meeting last night elected officers to
i>erve for the year: Elliott F. Hoff
/man. worshipful master; Frederick
M. Penn, senior warden; C. C.
Batcheller. junior warden; William
Lewis Allen,-treasurer; James E.
Alexander, secretary; George C
jCole, senior deacon; John Peed, ju
Inior deacon; Alexander M. Sher*
Vood and W. C. Winston, stew
ards; Rev. Edgar Carpenter, chap
lain; George W. Zachary, tiler.
Oliver S. Stone was appointed as
sistant secretary. Afterward the
newly elected officers were installed.
There will be a called communi
cation of Andrew Jackson Lodge at
1 p. m.. Saturday. December 20,
to attend funeral of Brother Wm.
M. Reardon.
By order of Worshipful Master,
301-lc. J. E. Alexander, Secty.
Marrying a.man to reform him
may appeal to you girb-rbut be.
ware! See what bap??ns to Ap:t&
Stewart as Mary Regum at the
Richmond Theatre tonight.
Old Dominion Line Would Penalize
Patrons for Failure to Pro-'
cure Tickets
Decision on the application of the
! Washington and Old Dominion
I Railway for permission to levy
I fines of five and ten cents on all
I cash fares will be made without
(formal hearing- by the Interstate
Commerce Commission, unless pro
test is received, it was announced
Ine railway company will be al
lowed to file the proposed changes
in rules with the commission at
any time until December 31. I?
formal requests, for a hearing arc
not received by the commission, it
will act on the application according
to their opinion of its merits.
The company wants to charge
passengers an additional ''fine" of
five cents on each cash fare of "0 !
cents or less and of 10 cents on !
cash fares over that amount, when I
the passengers board the trains at!
stations where ticket offices are j
The company protests that mak- i
ing changes on cash fares requires j
too much time and delays traffic. \
Army Warehouse Ablaze For TUrd
Time in Year?Cold Hampers
Army Warehouse No. 0, situated
on the entrance roa:i r.t Fcrt Mycr.
was partially destroyed by five
early last night, the property loss
being estimated at Sl,ui)0. This
made the third time, in three years
that this warehouse ha-5 b.vn visiter!
by fire, cach time caused by an
overheated furnace.
Bitter winds greatly hampered
the firemen in their work, causing
their clothing to freeze stiff as
soon it became wet.
Iiii'i it not be m for the prompt
vor!\ of the pO'.c fav department
at Fort Myer, the damage would
have mounted much higher.
Dublin, Dec. 10.?The govern
ment faced an almost impossible
lask yesterday in the policing of
rural Tvish districts.
Owing to a systematic campaign
i>f assassination and terrorism
against the Royal Irish Constabu
lary the government was withdraw
ing these officers from many inte
rior districts,; It had closed isolated
police stations, leaving wide dis
tricts -.without policy- protection.
This had resulted i.i a virtual r?ign
of anarch}.
Available policc, being conc;ntra-i
ted in the more populous districts, J
refused to travel except in groups |
of three, to six.
Because of the notice shortage j
authorities appealed to employers j
in Dublin and the larger cities to j
enlist all empoyc-s possible to pro- \
tect property. So far this appeal j
has been without success. The |
employes declared they risked their j
lives or social ostracism by volun- !
teering for such work.
The annual meeting of the share
holders of this bank will be held at
the banking house, January, l.'ith.
1020, between the hours of 12 noon
and 1 p. m., for the election of di
rectors for the ensuing year and for
the transaction of such other busi
ness as may properly be brought
before the meeting.
294-304: M. L. Dinwiddie. Cashier!
For Men
Conklir. Sheaffer, Waterman Foun
tain Peas
For Women
Hand-made Spanish Cow-hide Hand- j
420 King Street
Having qualified as executor of
the estate of Bernard McCann. de
ceased. all persons indebted to said
estate are requested to make prompt
settlement, and all persons having
claims against said estate arc re
quested to present the same, prop
erly certified to the undersigned for
payment. .
John D. Normoyle Executor.
Korfolk salt water Oysters and
Hampton Bar clams Jacoh Brill,
foot of King Street., 227-tf.
House Passes Bill to Spend
$20,455 in Acquiring
Land, Etc.
j Committee Says Terrain is Particular
I ly Fitted For Engineer Training
Operations in the Field.
A bil] 10 amend an act entitled "an
act making appropriations for the
support of the army for the fiscal!
year ending June 30, 1020, and for |
ether purposes, has been passed by!
the House of Representatives. The!
bill appropriates $20,455 for the pur-1
chase of real estate for Camp Humph-'
revs in order to complete the engi- ?
neer training camp at that post. The j
terms arc as follows: 1~>.85 acres i
(railroad right of way), $2,727; 0.5
acres under condemnation (isolated
tracts wholly or partially surrounded
by Government-owned lands), $350;
109.5 acress under condemnation. $15,
778; 3.5 acres under option. $1,600;
total $20,455.
The following extract from notes
made by the chairman of the subcom
mittee of the House Committee on
Military .Affairs shows the govern
ment means business:
"The terrain at Camp Humphreys
is particularly fitted for Engineer
training operations in the field. Inas
much as the Government owns approx
imately 0,000 acres of land here, this
camp should be retained for th- use
of the Engineer Corps. The nl.in fo
construct a permanent Engineer'
school at this point, moving itfr.m its
established quarters at Washington
Barracks, at th? total proposed outlay
of $32,000,000 is not approved. (Ti;e
permanent location of an Engineer
school can be safely left for futui-e
decision). Evidences of unprotected
building material were to be sc-oii all
about this camp. It is reeomm.-nded
that the Secretary of War immedia-J
tely order that all lumber, sash, and
doors lie properly piled an ! protected
from the elements; that other En
gineer material that is lying exposed
lie also placed under cover, that build
ings of this camp which have col
lapsed be immediately salvaged and
the lumber properly piled."
While many thousands of soldiers
were stationed at Camp Humphreys
while the war was isi progress, com
paratively few are quartered there at
present, but if legislation now in pro
gress is carried out, and -there is no
reason to suppose it will not be. Camp
Humphreys may again teem with life,
that is in a much larger way than
While Camp Humphreys was at its
zenith it was a valuable adjunct to
the commercial life of Alexandria. Ft
will be remembered that forty or fifty
automobiles, truck?, etc., were parked
night and day on Pitt street, near
King, for the purpose of transport
ing passengers to and from the camp.
Machines are still used for tli:-? pur
pose, but their number has'been great
ly reduced. They leave from upper
King street, near the union passen
ger station.
Reports are circulated at times of
the determination of parties financ
ing the purposed railway between
Mount Vernon and camp to exprdite
the work.
A year ago soldiers from Camp
Humphreys crowded our streets.
Similar conditions may return in th?
near future.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of this bank will be held at
the banking house, Tuesday. Janu
ary 13th, 1020, between the hours
of eleven o'clock a. m.,*and twelve
o'clock noon, for the election of di
rector? for the in suing year, and
the transaction of such other busi
ness as may be propeily brought
before the nicotine.
George E. Wo'-field. <~a'shier. ?
Marrying a man to reform him
may appeal to you girls?but be
ware.* See what happen? to Anita
Stewart as Mary Regan at the
Richmond Theatre tonight.
I >
i ?
Thi- dance given last night by the
Loyal Order of Moose was largely
attended. and everybody present
seemed to enjoy themselves thor
oughly. This is the first dance given
by the Moose this season and it is
only a stepping stoife to other
dances in the near future. During
intermission. District Deputy Su
pervisor Bert O'Brien, announced
that a Women's Mooseheart Legior
would be instituted shortly, and
those eligible to membership in this
branch of the Moose Lodge would be
the mothers, wives, '-sisters, and
daughters of members of the Moose.
The local lodge has at this time
180 members it being an increase
of over J00 members since October
If?t, this year.
Candidates are being initiated at i
the rate of -10 per week.
Friends of Pact Making Ef
fort to Secure Some Kind
of Compromise
Should Senator Hitchcock be Chosen
Minority Leader all Hopes Would
Miscarry it is Believed.
Friends of the treaty of Versailles
are hopeful that a break in the dead
lock is in sight today.
The Foreign Relations Committee
of the Senate will meet tomorrow
.afternoon, and those who favor the
treaty are today making desperate
.'fforts to secure some agreement fo:
j compromise. If they find that a
compromise is not obtainable the;,
will seek to secure support for the
Knox resolution, which provides fr.i
latificacion of the peace treaty with
out tii? League of Nati?.i.v. eovenar.L.
leaving that controverted issue to
future determination.
The success of the effoits for a set
tlement of the question of the peac?
treaty rests rather largely with th*.?
results of the election of a leader of
.he minority party, which is expectc !
Lorn or row. Senator Hitchcock of Nt
mi?!:a and Senator Underwood c.
Alabama are both contestants for th
If Senator Hitchcock gets the honor
the hopes of those who want an im
mediate peace will be dimmed, fo;
Senator Hitchcock is not so ready fc
compromise as Senator Underwood
't is known that Senator Underwood
if made leader of the minority, woul<
pursue every effort for an immediate
peace, evon to the extent of sacrific
ing some of the principles which hi
and his Democratic colleagues hav.
fought for so vigorously.
The Foreign Relations Committee ir
expected to report out the Knox reso
'.ution in one form or another, and it
is the plan of Senator Knox to at
tempt to get action on the resolutior
at the earliest possible moment.
Another resolution offered by Sen
ator Knox, which would provide for :
declaration of an end to the state o'
war between Germany and the United
States, is being held in reserve.
One of the most sensible Xma:
gifts is a pair of army shoes which
ran be purchased at one half original
cost at sale now going on 120 "North
Fairfax Street. Open evenings till S
o'clock. 200-4t
4 Shopping Days
Till Christmas
I I , ?
Dreadnoughts Only Given
Outside Chance in Big
Contest Sunday
Cnpleasent Surprise Due to be Hand
ed Washington Championship Foot
Coach Crouch's Dreadnought foot
ball team will go into the game
Sunday at Union League Park in
Washington against the Rex Athlet
ic Club, independent champions,
picked as sure losers by the football
fans of Washington, but this fact
will not stop the strong local ag
gregation . *
Last night's practice at the ar
?nory only tended to improve the con
fidence nf the Big D lads. Play after
'day was run off without a bitch,
forward pass formations, trick plays
and wide end runs were handled
without a fumble, anil with a clear,
-Iry field, an unpleasant surprise is
!ue to be handed the Rexnien.
The Rex Club will average about
172 pounds. This will force the lo
?al club to give about five pounds
'.o the man, for the Dreadnoughts
hardly average more than lCwj
>or.ds. if that much. But. a few
pounds will only serve to make the
'ocals piny harder.
It was the original plan of Mana
ger Mueller of the Dreadnoughts to
-)lav both the Navy Yard and tht
Rex Club, but the victory oT the
Clubmen over the Navy Yard team
nade two games unnecessary.
To date, the local aggregation
'?ias scored 19:! points in sever,
rames to <? for its opponents. This
-rives them somewhat of an edge
jver the Rcxman, who nave scored
only an average of about l'> points
i game. The local club has aver
aged more than 27 points per game.
From the viewpoint, of a scoring
machine the Roc Club stacks up
ntrotiir against the Rexmen. Lever
-?n, Dreifus Wcnt/.el. Hale, and
Shaffer arc good, strong offensive
Sacks. While it is true that Drei
fus has not done wonders on the
defense this season he has not been
needed. On the few times that he
has ben called on to halt a runner.
Ike has come through with flying
colors. Leveren is another fast man
who is bound to hit the Rexmen
Harry Harris. Joe Oeibcl. -To*h
Lacarione and Eckendorf are all
hard, fast men to handle. Harris
is one of the fastest men in the
?outli, while Oelbel and Lacarione
f>.re peel's at hitting the line. They
will have to be stopped.
The lines, providing the Dread
nought forwards charge. should
match up about even. Crouch, the
star of the local eleven, will prob
ihly be pitted against Red Litkus.
The former Fort Myer crack will
make Crouch extend himself, but the '
!ocal coach should by his experience
and speed, outplay Litkus.
The real test will come on the
rmds. If the local flankers can
stop the opposition backs, and . at
j the. same time box in their men on
I '.he offensive, the locals will romp
' home, with the bacon.
Anyway you take it. there is sure
! to be a battle royal Sunday at Un
? ion League Park in Washington,
j Trucks will leave here at 1 o'clock.
| and will go direct to the park, re
j turning to Alexandria after the con
test .
Richmond. Va., Dec. 10.?Inter
est in State politics was accentuated
yesterday when friends gave out
the information that Harry St.
George Tucker, of Staunton. Lex
ington and Washington, would be
? comc a candidate for governor of
Mr. Tucker is an educator at.
Washington and Lee and served :n
Congress several years ago.
Marrying a man to reform him
may appeal to you girls-.but be
j ware! See what happens to Anita
j Stewart as Mary Regan at the
(Richmond Theatre tonight.
Xmas Plans for Aid to the
There: are still a number of op
portunities to be a good fellow to a
number of needy families in Alex
andria at this joyous season of the
year. The Salvation Army needs
$200 to accomrlish what they would
like to tlo for their Christmas and
winter relief work. Be a "Good
Fellow." send a cheek or drop a do
nation in the kettle on the corner:
There are .'If) baskets to be fillelj
25 pairs of shoes ar.d stockings to
buy and 100 boxes to be filled wit'i
candy, also oranges and oth?r
things for little ones at this season
of the year.
At the annual meeting of Ale*;-1
andria Council Xo. 5, Order of Fra
ternal Americans, held last night j
the following oflicers were chosen :-j
H. B. Smith, president; S. T. Park,:
vice president; J. R. Mansfield, re- {
cording secretary for the thirtieth]
consecutive year; F. S. Lucas, as-i
sistant recording secretary*; F. W.
Ebhardt. financial secretary; 0. If.
Daniels, treasurer; J. II. Mans-,
fiield, ehaplain; James T. Tul
man, marshal: James L. Lloyd,
warden; !?'. B. Williams, inner'
guard; J. T. Humphrey, outer;
TUard; .J. II. Mansfield, trustee for'
three years; E. F. Cornell, repre
sentative to grand council; Goorgf
R. Smith, alternate; Frank II
Harper, degree master.
Five candidates were ;nit:ated,:
one was received by card and fou *
were elected to membe.'-Mip.
sports \\
f ]
Four teams will comprise the)
Alexandria City Basketball League I
this season. At a meeting last
night the Lyceums, Virginia A. C. '
ind Camp Humphreys were ivpre- j
?ented and forfeit money wa?
oosted. The Columbia Fire Com- ,
lany and the Alexandria A. C. dV j
not put. it; an appearance and the:*,
franchises were declared v.cant.
The Dr'eadnc.-jght basketball team
under the management of r! arlcy
Corbet S, was admitted to the i ague
'n the piace of the Columbia Firr
A ..leeting of tlie ague .v'P m
leld Monday night at 7:30 ?'?lock
it the Community Center. Tit
Virginia A. C. and the Camj
:Iumpisrevs will open the reason 0<
?en'or 20th at the Armorv.
Tonight, the Lyceum :|uint stack
ii> against the Ofliceis Team
Camp Humphreys and the local hoy
'.re in for a real test. This aggreg?
Mon of Shoulder Bar wearers i-: ri
?>orterl as being one of the faste
mints ever organized in thi-- ned
-;f the woods, and if Manager
Wheat ley's tribe gets awav whn k
lecision, i{ will prove tha f.i?e "Old
Timers" are really hack in th
fame. The team will leave th<
Community Center at fi:30- oXvck.
Thci Lyceum Juniors defeated the
Sagt? Hens last. night at the I ytvum
20 to 17. in a ripping, tearing hair
pulling match. Excitement reigne
supreme throughout the "trug"*.-.
The annual meeting of the d"
rectors of the Alexandria Iro*
Works will be held at the oificr
Royal and Wiikcs st'eet, January
1st, 1020. at 0 a. m.
By order of the President
200-12t. A. S. Mankin, Sooty
Mr. .and Mrs. John M. Burke an
, nounces the marriage of their
daughter, Anna C. Burke to Mr.
Walter 'Moore. December 18. 1010.
j soi-ip.
It is sweet to spend your time
and money at Jester's.
If you want to know where you*
friends buy up to date auto equip,
ment. Stop at
301-Jr. King and Patrick St?
j REA.RDON?On Thursday, Decem
I ber 18, lOLO. at his residence, 80D
1 Prince street, William M. Rear
j don, aged 81 years. Funeral from
his late residence Saturday, De
cember 20, at 2 p. \nf.~ Friends'irv
vited to the services at the house.
Interment private. . 30fl-2p
. Children today are enjoying' the
sleiirhing and many s'.cds were
brought out.
Because of the heavy sncw the
public schools held a continuous
session, the pupils beinjr dismissed
fur tbe day shortly after i o'clock
this afternoon.
The postoflice department reports
a heavy Christmas mail :> being
received atid also a big mail is being
dispatched daily, the entire f'.-rce
win:? kept busy with the work.
The first Home Dance at the Com
. nunitv Center will l>e held tomorrow
light, starting at o'clctfk. Tickets
jan Ik: had by calling Miss VVir.ans
ir Mr. Marsh at the Community
Rev. (Jaston Payne, of Clifton
Forge, Va.. who has been critically
;n with pneumonia, is reported to be
ronsidcTabiy improved according to
von I received by his sister Mrs, T,.
Marshall Jones, this city
Hishop Wm. Pierce will prc^-h at
i.he Free Methodist Church Thurs
lay, Friday and Saturday evenings,
it and Sunday morning at 11
/clock and evening 7:30. All are
nvitcd to attend.
A chimney fire at the residence
>f Mrs. J. F. Watkins, 1707 Duke
?treet. brought out the fire depart
ment shortly after 2 o'clock this af
ernoon. The fire was subdued with
hem ical ex t i ngu i shers.
Bach day brings additional letters
"rom little ones to Santa (. laus ao
he city postoffice. All of the little
vriters enumerate their wants and
xpect that old St. Nicholas will
>ring them on a bi<r sled Christmas
An overheated stove was r^spon
ible for a fire shortly before ll
?.'clock this morning in a small
,ouse in the alley bounded by St.
\saph, King, Prince and Pitt
treets. The damage was confined
o the interior of the building.
Tickets for the "Revue of 1&19" will
e placed on sale this evening at War
^ld's Drug Store on King Street. A
eh tarsal will be held tonight at 7.30
'clock at the Community Center,
'very member ot the show troupe is
??rged to report promptly at the ap
H>inted hour.
Mrs. Kenneth M. F. Springpian
tated today that she had no news
?onceming the whereabout? of her
uisband who disappeared from this
?ity nearly two weeks aero. His
'isappearance today is as much of;
i mystery as since the day his ab
! -.enee was reported to the police.
| Mrs. Caroline Van Antwerp
i Clagett has issued invitations for
j he marriage of her grand-daugh
j er, Mis? Carol Van Antwerp Wli
on, to Mr. Joseph Harris Frank
in. on Wednesday morning, De
ember 01,i at 11:30 o'clock, in Trinr
ty Church. Upper Marlboro, Mary-,
j and.
! A pretty wedding was solemnized
?esterda.v at the rectory of St.
Mary's Catholic Church when Miss
\nna C. Burke, daughter of Mr.
?nd Mrs. John M. Burke became
he bride r>f Mr. Walter Moote.
"he ceremony was performed by
lev. I.. F. Kelly.
Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, of this
?ity. addresed a meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary to the Farmers'
institute held in Manassas last
week. Dr. Barrett also visited the
Manassas schools in the interest of
Christmas donations to loakota
Farm, the present Children's Home,
which was formally located in
The funeral of J. Norman Gibbs,
who died Wednesday at the Alexan
dria Hospital, took place this after
noon from Wheatley's mortuary
chape!. Services were conducted by
Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, ? pastor
of the Second Presbyterian- Church,
and burial was in the cemetery at
WoodUwn. Pallbearers were Har
I mon Roberts, D 'N. Hulfish, Pewy
j Mpro, F^ank Ba!lenj#r. ' Mtferr.r.
j Wilkinson and Richardi '

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