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colder tonipht Tomorrow fair and colder. Lowest temperature vol. cxxxvi.?no. 18. .ESTABLISHED 1784 Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and Best Advertis ing .Medium in Northern Virginia^ pjrice one cent alexandria gazette wednesday, january 21, 1920. ABANDON PUNS FOB CUM CLUB Inability to Secure 250 Mem bers Cause Dropping of Project TO TRY NEXT SPRING Need Ninety More Members to make Club?Julian Burke Will Endeavor to get Required Number of Members The organization of a country j ' } 1 club in this city has for the present J been abandoned. This is due to the j fact that the prdmoters of the move- 1 ment unable to secure a charter < membership of 250. Up to last night only 160 names j were secured on the charter roll j which is ninety less than it was deemed expedient to start with. -Julian T. Burke, one of the pro moters of the movement, stated to- ' df.y that he would make an effort to | raise the required number ' in the sprng. However, all plans for the rjesent have been abandoned and the option secured on certain land in Alex ndria county, which it was proposed to use for the club, has beer, thrown up. The plans mapped out for the operation of the club provided for an initiation fee of $50 and- dues of $50 a year plus war tax. Rev. E.. W. Wakefield Dies Rev. Elhanan W. Wakefield, of Annandale, Fairfax county, died at Idylwood this morning at 5 30, from heart trouble, due to many injuries received by him during his long life of nearly 86 years. He was born in Proctorsville, Ohio, July 2, 1934, took part in numerous Indiai/ wars, enlisted at San Francisco, Cal., in 1862, ar.d travelled via Panama to ^Boston, vrtimr'he--joined "-the 2nd Massachusett Cavalry; was badly wounded at Woodstock, Virginia, in 1864. Since the war he has made his home at Annandale. He is sur vived by three daughters and five sons. His funeral will'be at Annan dale Friday afternoon at 3 p. m. FOND DU LAC SWEPT BY FLAME Fond du Lac. Wis., Jan. ? 21.?The rctost disastrous fire-in twenty years destroyed'a seaticn of the business district eariy today, entailing ii los= of approximately $200,000. :The fire started in the Ruh buiLd ingr, the most pretentious structure in the city, and swept thTcugh two ad joining blocks. Three firemen were overcome by smoke and taken to the hospital. RIVER MEUSE BREAKS DIKE The Hague, Jan. 21.?The rising waters of the River Meuse have brok ein a holle i nthe dike near Nijmegen, two and one-half miles from the Ger man frontier, flooding a large tract of country. The railway has been swept away and traffic dislocated. The occupants of houses in the flooded'area fled to the roof to await rescue, and boats have been sent by j vail to assist them. Many cattle hav? | been drowned. GIVEN YEAR IX PENITENTIARY A jury in the Corporation Court yesterday afternoon,returned a ver dict of guilty in the case of Leroy Brown, colored, charged with the larceny of $116.50 from Alexander ' Pringle, colored, November-15, 1919. Attorney Edmund Burke repre senting the accused, made a motion for a new trial and arrest of judg ment and Judge Barley took the | Tnatter under advisement. NOTICE We arc selling everything in the grocery line at reduced prices. Wc have a special for every day?some are mentioned here: Gold Medal buckwheat flour, pkg.. 11c; Octagon soap, 10 cakes, 80c; Navy beans, qt 19c; Campbell's beans, can 11c; Early June Peas, can 11c; Best Crush Com, car. lie: Pure "Mother Cook" JeC y, ?T$ss 1. l-2c. $1.00 Saved is $1.00 earn;.'!. V .. have had special-s all last, week ar. .-.-it' con tinue for four monlth ai F. C. PULLLVS Cbr. Quee* S<-r; e:*. 18-3c. FOX-DAVIS WEDDING TODAY The marriage of Mary Helen Fox, of Brooklyn, D. C., and Mr. Court land H. Davis, of this city, took place at 11 a. .. this morning: at the Brookland Baptist Church, Brook land, D. C. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, this city, assisted by Rev. W. H. O. Milling on, pastor of the Brookland Baptist Church. The bridegroom had for his best man his brother, Mr. Charles A. Davis of this city. Amending the wedding were the families of the couple and J a number of relatives and friends. Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Davis leflt for an extended south em brid'al trip. The bridegroom is a member of the law firm of Moncure, Davis and Bud'wesky, this city. Mr. and Mrs. Davis will reside here. SEEK PEACE IN TREATY I Three New Compromise Moves Xow i Under Way in Senate j Three new treaty compromise moves are in the making in the Senate, where the best informed ob servers now have given up hope that the bipartisan conferences in Sena tor Ledge's office will "get any where." This belief persisted today, in sipite of mysterious assurances by Lodge that the conferees had "agreed j on something" at yesterday's ses- j sion. He would not divulge what the agreement covers, but said it is not article 10 or the Lenroot reservation on voting power. This leaves the Monroe Doctrine and Shantung, the other chief points off controversy, and it was generally believed that if anything was agreed on, it was Shantung. Compromise moves which are to be tried when the failure of the I.Ouge conferences has been demon strated arc: 1. Mild reservationists propose to move that the treaty be called up in the Senate, to give everybody who j has. reservations an opportunity to I sf^cr them in open session. Tihs u*ou!d involve reopening the whole treaty debate. Senator Underwood announced he w"!l seek a vote on his resolution for an official conciliation commit tee stating .that such, a commit tee could at least poll the Senate and present conclusive evidence .as to the possibility of.compromise. If the poll showed no compromise possible, the Senate could then turn in earnest to some othpr means.of bringing about, officially, a state of peace with Germany. PERISH IN FLAMES 1 New .York, Jan. 21.?Three men were killed late yesterday at a fire in the wholesale jewelry district. One of the victims, an unidentified youth j trapped by the flames on an upper I floor of the 'burnin gbuildintg, made j his way to the roof and leaped to | his death. The bodies of two other I men were found on the roof by fire j men. The fire was one cf the most spectacular in New York's downtown district in years, although the money daamge was comparatively slight. OHIO WOMEN GET VOTE Columbus, Ohio., Jan. 21.?Gover nor Cox has signed the Reynolds bill which gives women the right to vote at Presidential primaries. BASKETBALL TONIGHT The Alexandria Dreadnoughts, who are at present leading the City Bas ketball League, has scheduled an in dependent game at the Alexandria Alimony tonight with Lieut. Cox's Army Medical School quint, of Wash ington, D. C. who have defeated all the "service" teams around this vici nity this season. The game will be called promptly at 7.45 o'clock. POTOMAC FISH COMPANY Just received today 29 barrels of Ware Neck, York River and Hampton Bar Oysters. Shucked fresh every day. The best flavored oysters in town. Mr. Zimmerman has made arrangements with his oyster dealers l to ship the best they have in stock, ) and if you get them from the POTO MAC- FISH COMPANY*, you w:!l be j sure to get them fresh. Phone 198. ! 109 North Royal Street. C. H. i ZIMMERMAN, Proprietor. 17-2p Celebration Held at Lee Camp Hall Last Night DELIGHTFUL PROGRAM ? , Veterans Tell War Stories?Refresh ments Served?Affair Largely At tended and a Big Success. The Mary Custis Lee-Seventeenth ! Virginia Regiment Chapter, U. D. j C., gave an '-Evening of Song and j Story with the Confederacy," last j night in Lee Camp Hall. A silver ; offering was taken at the door to j apply towards the chapter's quota I to the State U. D. C., fund for the j care and preservation of the tomb cf General Robert E. Lee, at Lex ington. on the Lincoln, coast to coast. Highway. Mrs. George T. Klipstein, Mrs. Louis N. Duffey and Miss Corinnc Milburn were in charge of the af fair, 'and after the program was rendered refreshments were served, with Mrs. George Prior Anderton pouring chocolate and Mrs. John Wallace Monroe presiding at the coffee urn. Miss Charlotte Watson. Miss Nellie Selden Uhler and Miss Mary Ellen Harryman assisted, wearing gewns cf the early (JO's. i Miss Uhler wore the gown worn by her maternal grandmother, who was Miss Eliza Selden, at the wedding of her ? sister, 'Miss Nellie Selden. to John Augustine Washington, the last owner cf Mount Vernon. Miss Watson's gown was one worn | by her aunt during the war. and | Miss Harryman wore a black lace j rcbe that had belonged to her great- | grandmother. The program was as follows: j Piano, Dixie, by Mips Richards: Ad- | dress by Dr. Henry Lewis Smith, j read by Mrs. William J. Morton; ; solo. Carry me back to Ole' Virginny, Miss Moore; Personal experincces of the war, Mr. Edgar War field. Sr., Adjutant cf R. E. Let' Camp; Confederate Veterans; piano duc t, i Mrs. George E. Warfield and Miss | Richards: personal experiences cf the j war, Mr. Patrick F. Gorman. Sr.;! piano, Miss Hilda Schneider; read- ; : ing. The Sentry, Mi?s Evelyn How-j ard; talk. Captain Beattie; solo. Old j Black Joe. Signora Paolo TuccHmi; j Piano. Miss Ethel Fantes. A htterl was road from Dr. J. W. Duffey. j who was unable to be present. The entertainment was a complete success and the large parlors and ! halls of the building were fill :1 to overflowing. It is hoped these affairs will he given from time to time with other veterans iriving their remincrrces. AERIAL POLICE New York Has 100 Men in its Air ; Service Corps New York. Jan. 21.?The New York Police Department now has j 100 men in its air service corps and ! more than *200 others have volun- i teered to give their services free, j Colonel Jefferson D(. Mont Thomp-: son, special deputy police eommis-1 sioner in charge of the police a via- | tion service, told Governor Smith's j commission on aviation this week, j Colonel Thompson explained that j the New York air police force was j equipped with planes, hangars, I | landing places and '"other things j that we have not sooken about." He; added thot ordinances regulating j air traffic over the city would be presented to the -Board of Aidermen within a short time. KAISER TO MOVE , ? The Hague, Jan. 21.0wing to floods I | former Kftiser. Wilhelm is preparing! to move fronf his present abode at i Ameror.gen. Today the rising waters! were threatening the castle. He will move temporarily to Zuilen stevn. another castle owned by his i "host" Count Bentinck. EUCHRE By Temple Sisterhood For Charity Fund. Wednesday. January 21. 1920 Lyceum Hall, at 8 o'clock p. m. TickPts may he secured at dnor. 25 icents. 17-2p. TENDERED SURPRISE PARTY _________ J. Sid Douglas Twenty-One Years Paying Teller of Citizens' Bank The associates of J. Sidney Douglas '.he veteran paying teller of the Citi zens' National Bank, tendered him a surprise party last night, it being th2 twenty first anniversary of his con niption with that institution. The young-ladies of the bank serv ed. in the mos: attractive manner, an unusually tempting menu, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. Mr. Douglas has seen the deposils of the bank grow from $350,000 to $2. 000.000 during this period, and in spite of the number of years to his credit on the service record, vies with the youngest employe in furthering the interests of the bank. LARGE CROWDS SEE COMEDY Packed to the doors at every per formance. and unable to handle the ! immense crowds, the first evening I perfovnu:p(e of Mack Sennett's great) comedy. "Yankee Doodle in Berlin." j went over with a rush at the Ing-c- ! rtr.r Thc.tre last evening and pros-i pcets for equally good business this I afternoon ;>nd tonight are excellent. | The picture is good in every detail, the comedy running riot throughout and many good laughs were brought to the surface during the hour and 20 minute run of film. An added attraction last evenin? was the appearance in various cos tumes of five of the Mack Sennelt girls and thev were applauded at practically every appearance on the stage. During part-of the specialty portion of the program, they wore costumes furnished by the Bendheim Store and the evening and street gowns shown were things of beauty J ?copies of models imported direct ! from Europe. The jrirls appeared at the Bend- ? heim Store in a further review of | new fashions, this morning, and al though the weather was direct j against the show, a reasonably large number of people witnessed the. pa rade. "Yankee Doodh in Berlin." wi'l be repeated for the last lime at the Jngomar tonight. DEATH OF BENJAMIN HUGHES Benjamin R. Hughes, K(> years old. j a former resident of this city, died j Monday night at 8 o'clock at the ; residence of his son, Rcss Hughes. Baltimore. Th e deceased was a j plumber by trade. He is survived by seven children j as follows: Olrs. Lewis Miller. I Mrs. T. A. Hall, Theron Hughes, j Miss Helen Hughes and Miss Marion j Huplies, this city, and Ross Hughes i Baltimore, and Mrs. R. R. Lloyd, of j Harrisburg. Pa. The body was brought, here this I afrc-noor. and taken to the residenci. c]' hv daughter, Mrs. Lewis Miller. !20 Norlh Fayette street. Funeral arrangements have net been com plete I ! I MUST DISCARD 1919 TAGS Motorists Using Old Licenses After February 1 Will lie Fined After February 1. 101!). automo bile licenses will not br; honored and fines will be imposed cn those who do not display 1920 licenses. This is the announcement made from the \ office of the Secretary of the Com monwealth. Announcement is made that for mer State Senator Lewis H. Machen, for some months legal ad viser of the State Department of j Prohibition, has accpeted a position i with S. R. Donohuc. in charge of Federal prohibition enforcements in Virginia, under S. R. Brame. with j offices in Richmond. Mr. Machen j accepted with the understanding that . ho would assume his new duties as i soon as some cases with the State department in which ho interested are cleared up. I ? SWAT THE FLY Public health is expensive. Gas is going up. It looks like the Stan-1' dard will out jump the Old Cow. JESTER'S 18-lc. King and Patrick Sts. j SANITARY FISH .MARKET will i have on sale tomorrow and balance ; of week po.tomac bass, steak halibut. : stoak pollock, fresh salmon, Spanish mackercl. fresh herring. Jersey trout, j fresh smcit. - Jake trout, large j shrimp.- Sclect ? Hampton. Bar and I Cono River oysters. Phone 735, Stall No-. 1. City (Market. J. tf. I ROBINSON, Proprietor. 18-2p STATE. LEGISLATURE i RESUMES SESSION Battle Against Prohibition 1 Department During Present Week AVALANCHE OF BILLS Clerks Flooded With Measures Pro po^etj?Suffrage Leaders Prepare to Force Through Ratification Richmond, Jan. 21.?After adjourn ment since early Friday afternoon, the General Assembly of Virginia con vene:! again yesterday- at noon ami once more took up its task of for ;ViuUitmg laws for the people of the Jhi nonunion. Unless all signs fail, the fight over the abolition of the State Prohibition LH'.palament will begin this week. On Friday, Delegate Kenneth N. Gilpin and fifteen co-patron? introduced the bill which would put the department absolutely out of business and cause ;he office of Prohibition Commissionei ;o become only a memory. Every ef fort will be made to have early action taken (ii the bill in committee, it is said by one in touch with the inner workings of the House. After its introduction, the prohibi tion till was referred to the Comnix tcc on Moral and Social Welfare. Tlu vha rman of this committee is Mayo C. Brow'i of Lynchburg, The committee! numbers twelve, besides Mr. Brown. N'o b:1l abolishing the department h^s T.-en offered in the Senate yet, but jp.e is (xpected during th? week. During rhe three days in r.lrch the i >\.iture was in session is; .4 week 171 bills were introduced an I referr ed to committees. Of this number, !.M bills were effered ir. the House tn-i fifty in the Senate. Many of th. '? Hcv.f ?> niils provided for amendment to : ce-ti-ons of the new Virginia Code, which wer.t into effect at midnight i >n January 13. Not until late in rhe week will bills i liegin to come to the floors cf the! two homes. 3lost cf the work in the! next few days will be done in commit-j tee. This week also promises to be the! "lie in which the first gun w!i !>r- j rin-1 i.-. the battle for ratification ; jj Ihc e'|ii:.! suffrage amendment t | United States Constitution. It is in licatvd that Senator G. Walter Mnpp ?f Accomac will introduce the hi!! ir. 'he upper House, with Senators Trir.kle, Corbitt and Paul as co-pafc :r.r?. A long list of names will be -v ? Pchi'il to the bill which will be of fered in the House, it is learned. On the first day of the session Senator J. E. West of Suffolk, intro 'ineed a bill in the Senate providing r'.r anur.dment of the State Ccnsti \u'.ion ti permit women to their '?allots. .\:itisuffrage lobbyists have isvov busy in the Capitol sir.ee the sounding "f the '.ravel which railed the houses to crt'rr for the first time was rap ped. Delegate Ozlin. of Lunenbur.'; wili he the patron cf a bill providing for the rejection of the Federal suf frage amendment. ERZERGER SLANDER SUIT Berlin. Jan. 21.?The suit of Ma th i as Erzberger. minister of finance against Dr. Karl Von Holfferich, for mer German ambassador to Russia, started here yesterday. Erzberger charges the former am bassador with making slanderous--re marks, while Von Helfferich declared he will prove his charges that Erz berger was guilty of profiteering ir his official posts during the war. The trial is expected ro last several weeks. NOTICE The notice that I put in this paper last evening in regards to my wife. I wish to recpll now and for al! times 18-lp. George L. Clark. DEATH NOTICE HUGHES?Monday, January 19. 1020, at 8 p. m.. Benajmin R. Hughes, aged 66 years, at the i home cf his son, Ross Hughes, in Baltimore. Notice of funeral la I ter". 18-lp. WORLD BACKS HOOVER . Will Support Him on Any Ticket Aspirations of Others Called Ridiculous New Ycrk, Jan. 21.?The New Ycrk World in its leading editorial today declared for Herbert C. Hoover for President. The World, a Demscraitle paper, has been a strong supporter of President Wilson. "W" should be glad ro support Mr. Hoover as the Democratic candidate J for President." the editorial said, "01) a platform that represented the his torical principles of the Deniccna&'c party. ''We should be glad to support him as an independent candidate on a platform of progressive liberalism! We should not hesitate to supper? him as the Republican candidate or a platform representing the kind c government which Mr. Hoover ha exemplified in his public career." PLAN RESCUE AT SEA Passengers of Disabled Powhatan to. be Transferred to Northern Pacific Boston. Jan. 21 .?Preparations, are being made to transfer the 27' pass?rgers aboa 1 n the army trans port Powhatir disabled at sea, 2Q1' milts south of Halifax. N. S., tr ' the transport Northern Pacific, ac cording to a radiogram picked up p.' , the Navy Yard here today. A how ling gale hn-.I been raging about th crippled transport since she brclr i lov/n Sunday afternoon, but toda' t.he weather was reports modorat ing. making possible transfer cf passengers ;it sea. The Northerr Pacific will take passengers J'rorr the Powhatan to New York, the message said. The United States coast guard ??utter Acushnet was reported steam ing un the coast from Now Bedford today to join the ships standing b* > the Powhatan. The shipping board ;j steamer West Comet is trying U 5 tow the Powhatan to Halifax. Th' White Star liner Bardic start, 1 t ! o\y the Powhatan during the nigh* | nit the Bardie's port propeller be- 1 came disabled. ] The United Staves navy destroyed Sharkey and O'Lear.v are near th I Powhatan. and the Canadian gov ernment steamer Lady Laurie which left Halifax to help the Wes Comet tew the disabled t:an.--por! was reported nearing the scene to day. THREATEN LOCKOUT Employers Decide to C'loso l'lanl \ January 2(>. Throwing 980,000 ' j Out of Work | Stockholm, Jan. 21.?Effort.? ? t mediate between employers and woi nen in Sweden have failed and ?ockcut. to begin January 2'>. hr. been decided. As a result 0SO,OCC ?ion in engineering shops, iror works and other plants wili be thrown out of employment. The Empleyeis' Association may later extend the lockout to all skilled lt bor. A commission appointed by the government will begin work on Monday in the interest of conrilir tion. $2(10,000 GIFT TO W. & L. Endowment as Memorial lo Inventor ] Announced at Anniversary < Celebration I Lexington, Va.t Jan. 21.?In cci :iec;ion with the celebration of th. 113th anniversary cf the birth ( Rcbert E. Lee and the annual meet ?ng of the board of trustees of Wasl irfgton and Lee University whic! closed here yesterday, Presider Henry Louis Smith announced a b quest of ?$200,000 from the McCorrnie' family, cf Chicago, to be used devihv in-g plans of the university. Th bequest is in the form of an endow ment fund in memory of the late Cy rus McCormick. inventor :?f the re a] ?r. and a native of Rockbridge C tir ty. Va.. and himself a trustee an benefactor of the university durin; his lifetime. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Having qualified as executors 0; j the estate of William Woolls, de ceased all persons indebted to syi( estate icquested to make promp: ; peltiement, and all persons, bavins/ i "against said estate are re I quoted to pvesent the same, prep c-rly certified to the undersigned fo> payment. Mattie V. Woolls, William P. Woolls". I 12-I0t. HAPPENINGS ABOUT i CUT TOLD IN BRIEF H } I Mr. Windsor Pentaine is confined ! to h'is heme by illness. A large number of cases uf lagrip pe are reported in different sections of the city. Mrs. Frank Monroe, of North Columbus street, who has been quite .sick, is improving. The Army Medical five of Wash ington will play the Dreadftaughts at the arniory at 8.15 o'clock tonight. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Smoot are at he Mariborough-Blendheim, Atlantic 3ity, where they will spend seve al reeks. The sixth degree of the order v ill >e conferred tomorrow night at the vlasonic Temple by the Scottish P.if.' Vlasons. This is prayer ? meeting night, let .wery church member starC the yc.r ight and attend his own pravvr meeting. Sam Fagelson has purchased from Mrs. Alice O'Dell a house, slaughter louse and ten an:! a half acres of ground on Washington Road. Evangelist L. A. Bennett who is ?ondueting the revival services at ;he Methodist Protestant Church .vill have as his subject tonight, 'Faith and Prayer." Miss Helen Margaret Sampson and IV. John S. Burke, both of this city, /ere married yesterday afternoon at it. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. .. F. Kelly, assistant pastor. There will be a meeting of the Ma on Dixon Players ?it Community ?enter tonight at X o'clock. As busi 3.--.s of importance is to be transacted ; is hoped every member wift at ?nd. Mrs. Fannie V. J. Robinson has old to William Harmon Reed ?ouse and lot 51fi Xorth Washington treet. and Max Rosenfeld has sold 0 Hugo Herfurth, Jr., house and lot 212 King -'treet. Dr. Louis Foulks, city, health of icer, started his series of first aid v.tures Monday night at the Com iun::y Center with a good attendance f youngsters. The lectures will con .nue each Monday niglrt. Basketball players and fans should jot forget that next Friday night at ' o'clock at Community Service Cen ir Tim Jordon, Assistant Business Manager of the Washington Basket ball Club will deliver a lecture on this port and its play. Every one is in *it.ed ro attend. The Acleco Clab. composed of the employees of the Alexandria County Lighting Company, held a get to gether meeting last night at the ?ortpany's office ar.d had a banquet during the evening speeches were ?nude by a number of those present . \ nv?st enjoyable lime was- had by !1 Rector's Aid Society of St. Paul'.-; Tnurch, Caffeteria Supper. Thursday, "anuary 22ml. Chicken croquets an-i ?eas. 25c: Frankfurters and beans rith tomato sauce. 25c; salad, 20c-; :?!!s and butter, 10c; coffee, 5c; lemon >ie "(homemade) 15c; Jelly with wb:;> >ed cream. 10c; cake fhememade) l?.c. ?S-lp. Council No. 54. Daughters cf Isa iei!e, will serve supper in the Lyceum '-fall tomorrow and Friday evenings from until 0 o'clock. Proceeds will >e for the benefit of St. Anthony's "happl. Bailey's Cross Rc?J?. Fa:r *ax county. A menu of good home nade cooking will be served for fifty ?v.it> . Tickets on sale at the door md from members. The State Corporation Commission 'ias granted a charter to the Inter lational Finance Corporation, Alex ndria. Va. Maximum, $5,000,000 ^referred and 50.000 shares common ??tock; minimum SI.000 preferred *took: E. Fletcher Greene, presi dent; Alexander T. Dougias, secre tary, and Charles S. Douglas, all of Washington, D. C. To purchase and deal in notes. Bonds, 'wort-gages ' jf evidences of indebtedness.