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-?.v ' ^V-y? 1 -3*4 ESTABLISHED 1784 Oldest .Daily Newspaper ia th? United States and Best Adrertis inff Medium in Northern Virginia. VOL. CXXXYIII?No. 75. The Gateway to the Soutk ALEXANDRIA, VA? WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1922. mmmm For 'his srction?Rain and cold . ^ : xnday; much cold^r tonight; 7 tomorrow cloudy and probably . unsettled High tide S:44 a. m.. i?:0H p. m. The Gateway to the South PRICE TWO CENTS White Way Ordinance Adopted by City Council Approved Today by Mayor and is Now a Law?Will be on King Between Fairfax and Patrick Streets SCHOOL BUDGET IS $119,083 Increase School Appropriation About $42,000 a Year? Councilman Ticer of Finance Committee Says it Will Mean More Taxes?Draymen Moving Household Fur niture Must Report Names of All Persons They Move to he Police?Other Matters Before Council. Both branches of City Council last flight adopted the necessary ordi nances providing1 for a white way on seven squares of King street, between Fairfax and Patrick streets. The or dinances today were signed by Mayor J. M. Duncan, and now al! is in readi ness for the starting of Alexandria's first white way, and indications are that the necessary preliminary work will be begun gjiortly. In the Common Council the measure was passed by a vote of 12 to 3, those voting against the proposition being Councilmen McCaffrey, Ballenger and Devers. In the Board of Aldermen the ordi nances were passed by a vote of 5 to 3, those opposing the ordinance being Aldermen Robinson, Creen and Sum mers. Under the provisions of the ordi nance the entire cost of installing the white way will'be bourne by the prop erty owners amid public utilities, and it will cost $12,000. The city's cost will simply be for maintaining the lights, which will be $2,000 a year. In place of the maze wires now on these seven squares and the many un sightly poles, there wil lbe neat iron poles 35 feet in height, amd all of the wires will be placed in a cable. Aftgr the ordinance providing for the white way had been read Council man McCaffrey asked the clerk to read seven petitions bearing a total of"TR? "signatures protesting against the white way on. King street. . The petition was read. It follows: "We, the undersigned taxpayers of the city of Alexandria do hereby enter our protest against the proposed seven square white way owing to the condi tion of many streets, which are almost impassable. iVe protest against any part of our taxes being used u> con struct or ma-fitain this white way." Councilman Bsggett said that he noticed four or live in a family had signed the" petit-ion. A number of people, he said, had told him they did not understand the petition, otherwise they would not have signed it. The city, Mr. Baggett said, is not furnish ing the white way. The only thing that the city is asked to do, he said, I is to furnish the current. Councilman Devers opposed the ; proposition. Hp said that he knew of four more petitions like the one pre sented, signed by approximately 200 persons, protesting against it. People living in his ward, ^ie said, had pro tested to him against the measure an durged him to do his best to wefeat the proposition. He said he thought that if there is any way the voices of ?100 or 500 people should be heard. Mr. Devers declared the seven squares in question arc the best lighted and best' paved in the city. Councilman Ruben said that the i same cry was raised 25 or 30 years ; ago, when Kiqg street was paved. Il' ! the city had waited, he said. King j street today would have the same J cobblestones. Mr. Ruben said he had j been informed that the side streets of Alexandria are "better lighted than I some in Washington. He expressed I the opinion that in the next few years ' all of the streets in Alexandria will be ' illuminated as \vt?ll as King street, and j be thought a mistake would be made to defeat th? measure . Councilman Ballenger said Com- ; merce street should be improved be fore any white way was started in order that people coming to Alexan dria would have an opportunity of get- 1 ting to the main street According to Councilman Devers. | most of the persons who had objected to the proposition were railroad men. and he also called attention to the bad condition of Commerce street. Councilman Lawler moved that if there were any person present, either for or against the proposition, they would be given the floor, and Council would be only too glad to hear them. He said he was going to vote for the measure because he believed it for the best interest of the city. Councilman Baggett stated that it was a selfish purpose to oppose the ordinance and that no logical reason could be given. Some recognition should be given the protectants, Councilman McCaf frey asserted. Councilman Ticer said he feared that sight had been lost of the fact that some oppose it and some are for it, but he added that Xing street is for all. The white way. he declared, would not nolv illuminate King street, but remove unsightly wires. In any city, he declared, the main thoroughfare is better lighted than th* side streets This, he said, is the first time that the council has gotten down to a con crete proposition on the measure. Kenneth Ogden, who was among those present, was called on for his views regarding the proposition from a tire standpoint. Mr. Ogden explained that the re moval of the wires would greatly fa cilitate the work of the firemen in the event of a fire in any of the high buildings on the seven squares in ques | tion. Following the passage of the ordinance there were two other ordi nances in connection with the meas ure, one for removal of poles and wires and one granting the Alexan dria County Lightmg Company per mission to place the required iron poles up for the white way, which were adopted. hod wv,M r.wonw IbiOt nfcTngcc B bg The annual budget for the opera tion of the public schools of the city for 1922-1923 was presented. The to ta lfor school purposes except fire in surance is $119,083. of which part the State will pay $3G,80G and the city $82,287, it being explained by Coun cilman Wattles that the increase for schools over last year's appropriation is about $42,000. The new school building now ir course of construction, it was stated in the budget, will re quire $26,594 each year, including $16, 900 for teachers' pay. and S9.694 for operating expenses. The bill was re ferred to the joint committee on finance and schools. Councilman Ticer said there are only two things to do, one being to criticise and the other to increase taxes. Council, he said, had been crit icised, but is doing the best it can. Mr. Ticer said he desired the citizens to know that the appropriation can not be made without increasing the taxes. The general laws committee report ed favorably on an ordinance requir ing all draymen and owners of vehi cles engaged in moving household goods or other personal property to report same to the chief of the police within 24 hours after they moved a person, and that the slips to be fur nished the drivers be kept in a book at police headquarters and same to be open at all times for persons desiring to Inspect. The ordinance provides a fine of from $10 to $25 for violating the pro visions of the ordinance. The resolu tion was adopted at the request of the retail merchants' bureau of the Cham ber of Commerce and was presented by Councilman Downham. The meas ure met with some little opposition, and when the vote was taken those who opposed its passage were Council men McCaffrey and Ticer, there be ing 13 votes in the affirmative. The annual ordinance for imposing and collecting taxes on property, etc., was adopted. It provides for tax of $2 on $100 on the assessed value. The only change made is a reduction in the tax on bank stock oT from $1 on th$ $100 to 85 cents. ere tOcnoh iiiiiiiinii w drni uarip ' On the recommendation of the finance committee, following a request of the city electoral board, the salary of the regis trars in all elections was fixed at $5 a day and the salary of the judges and clerks at $6 a day. A resoluton that the sinking fund commissioners transfer the sum of i *6,000 for painting and general re ! pairs to the city hall building was ! presented and adopted.. It was ex ' plained by Councilman Tieer that the ! passage of the resolution simply | makes the money available. The annual license law bill came up j but action was deferred by Common ' Council until next Monday night, i when a special meeting will be held to ! act on the measure. A communication was received from the Board of Police Commissioners asking for the reappointment of the three extra policemen who were placed on during the early part of the win ter. This \va referred to the joint committee on finance and police. It is expected that this committee I will report on the proposition at the I special meeting scheduled to be held i next Monday night. Miss Helen X. Cummings sent a communication to Council asking that the sum of $325 be appropriated for preparing a colonial float to be placed in the Virginia historical pageant to j be held in May in Richmond. Miss i Cummings suggested that the ideas of ; Mrs. R. C. Powell and C. H. Callahan j for a float would depict George Wash I ington receiving his commission as ! major in the British army at the Car j lvle House from General Braddock in ; the presence of the five colonial gov iernors. This was referred to the (Continued on Page 5.) Without Any Seriously Sup ported Plan to Handle The Situation KENYON IS IGNORED Immediate Effects Viewed as up to President Harding?Whole Matter to be Evaded Washington, March 29.?W'.th the nation-wide coal strike just three days away Congress is without seriously supported projects to make an end to the haphazardous methods of settling disputes between operators and min ers that keep the country constantly on the verge of an industrial nar oxvism. Congress is not bothering about the immediate effect of the impending strike, regarding that as something President Harding may wnlk the floor about. And it is not bothering about the strike as a recurring symptom of disease in the coal industry, regarding that as something so difficult of treat ment as to be avoided, if possible. Back in February William S. Ken yon, then a senator from Iowa and chairman of the Committee on Educa tion and Labor, introduced a bill to create a permanent arbitration baord between the operators and miners, to be known a the "National Coal Mining Board," and to define in broad terms the rights of operators and miners for the guidance of the board. The scheme was similar to the Railway Labor Board. Mr. Kenyon believed there was a strong chance that the board and the governing rode" would prove to been a curative agency. The board wa sto be composed of nine members, three representing la bor, thre? representing Jhe operators and three representing tne public. Dis putes not settled between the operator and his men, or between groups of operators and thePr men, were to be referred to it. 0 rthe board on its own motion was to be a Mowed to investi gate a threatening situation and make a decision. A majority vote, to in clude the vote of at least one repre sentative of the public, was required to reach a decision. The code provided in the Kenyon bill included the following provisions: That the public interest in produc tion and distribution of coal is pre dominant. That capital honestly invested should have an adequate return from the coal industry. That human standards should be the constraining influence in fixing working conditions nnd wages. That a common laborer should be entitled to a living wage sufficient to keep a formal family decently and to provide savings against old age and unemployment. b tvd rr!\v IceGE-Tn plia. u ffl fi That for other classes of mine workers differentials in pay should he allowed above the basic wage of the common laborer, the^e differential? 1.0 take into account skill, hazards of work, experience and productive ef ficiency. That women should have the same pay for the same work as men, all the rights and guarantees of men and every safeguard of health and strength, and that children under Ifi years of age should not be employed in the mines. h That six days should be the stand ard week's work in the mines and eight hours the standard day, and that punitive overtime should be naid for the time worked each day in exccss of eight hours. That both operators and miners should have the right to organize or not do so; that no interference or co ercion from any source should be al lowed in the course of members of either group, and that the ritrht of operators and miners to bargain col lectively through representatives of their own choosing should be recog nized. SWART QUIZZED BY GRAND JURY Before That Body in Divorce Probe Four Hours Yesterday Attorneys J. Randall Caton and C. Kfith Carlin of Sub-Committee To Be Heard Today The grand jury that is engaged in teh task of probing the divorce sit uation here only examined two wit nesses yesterday afternoon. They were Attorney Frank Stuart and Rev. Dr. D. H. Martin, pastor of Trinity M. E. Church. Mr. Stuart was before for four hours, the jury adjourning last night at 7 o'clock. Mr Stuart it is stated will be called later to testify further before the jury. The jury reconvened this after noon at 2 o'clock and the first wit WASHINGTON DAY BY DAY I i (From Our Special Correspondent.) j Washington, March 29.?That the j jo])erations of the civil. service are a ! hindrance to the efficient management j of Government business is the opinion j of Harry M. Daugherty, attorney yen jeral of the United States, and gsner jallv regarded as the spokesman of ! things political for the Handing ad j ministration. I It is probably a gratuitous sugges- , 11ion," he said, "but I believe the civil . I service is an interference to some ex tent in the discharge of public busi I ness. I believe if it were not for the : j civil service we could get along with i less than two-thirds of the number of ! employees under civil service and ! probably get twice as much work out (of them," said the attorney general in jhis testimony before a subcommittee I I of the Appropriations Committee con sidering appropriations for the De- : 1 partment of Justice. ! i | President Harding, it was an ? nounced today, has had several cont'er jences with Internal Revenue Commis- ! I sionor Blair and Assistant Secretary ! of the Treasury Dover over patronage ! matters in the Internal Revenue De- ) ! partment. So far as could be ascer tained no charges nave been filed at I the White House against the retention I of Commisisoner Blair as Internal i Revenue commissioner, and that the j stories about friction between the two officials have been largely worked up from the imagination. It was stated today at the White House that the President does not anticipate any, trouble in that particular branch of ! the Treasury Department, and( as he is the final arbiter in all such cases, it is nxpected that the whole case will be sevV?d without further friction. j The Internal Revenue Bureau of the Treasury Department is to be "Hard ingized." In other words, under the direction of Elmer Dover, assistant secretary of Hie Treasury, officials high and low and occupying positions of influence and profit who are not in sympathy with the Republican Ad ministration are to be dismissed. This bureau is going to be given a j systematic "house-cleaning," so to | speak, as a careful investigation | which has been under way for many [ months, and which gain&} headway through the appointment of Mr. Do ver to supervise the Internal Revenue Eureau and Customs departments of i the treasury. Officials holding Federal jobs of profit and honor under him, I if they are not in entire sympathy with the Republican Administration and its policies, are to be separated from the Government pay-roll. And the changes are already being made. Dover was put in his present posi tion fo rthe avewed purnose of getting rid of unsympathetic officials, whose leanings are Democratic and who still cling to tho Wilsonian theories The appointment of William Phil lips as undersecretary of State and of Leland Harrison as assistant secre tary of State marks the beginning of a "merit" policy in American diplo matic affairs that has lontr been agi tated hut which has persistently been held up because of demands from poli ticians for the appointment of polit cal workers to liplomatic posts. Secretary of State Hughes made the appointments strictly on the merit ba sis. politicians not being consulted in the appointment of cither man. and it is understood that not even Senator Lodce of Massachusetts was consult ed in regard to the appointment of Philiips. who hails from his State. The fact that Mr. Phillips had been connected with the Wilson administra tion did not deter Secretary Hughes from appointing him to the second olace in the State Department, as it j is his policy to fill all vacancies in the State Department by. the promo tion of some good mnn in the service. Remembering a recent misfortune that resulted from too much executive admonition to the people in regard to a congressional election. President Harding will not take the stump to work for the return of a Republican Congress next November, it was .'-aid at the White House today. Woodrow Wilson's appeal in 11)1 S for the election of a Democratic Con gress, which was regarded as one of the causes for the Democratic defeat of that year, is still fresh in the mind of the Nation's Executive, and while the President hopes, and will continue to hope, for the election of a Repub lican Congress, in all probability he will be in Alaska during much of thr eonine; campaign, and not take the stump and "harangue" the multitude. Isaac Gregg. ness called was Attorney J. Ran dall Caton. Mr. Caton will be fol lowed by Attorney C. Keith Carlin. both being members of the special committee of seven that probed the divorce situation, and they also being members of the subcommittee that made ? thorough and exhaus tive examination of the divorce rec ords of the city The committee is as previously stated making a thorough investiga tion and the indication are that it probably will be two weeks before they complete their labors. Sessions for the present are being held every afternoon beginning at 2 o'clock. MANY TEACHERS ARRIVE FOR ANNUAL MEET Conference Will Convene at 9 a. m. Tomorrow in H. S. Building EXPECT GOO TEACHERS Public Session 1o be Held at 8 P. M. Tomorrow In M. E. Church South ?Program for Two Days Manv of the teachers who will at tend the State Teachers' Association, district H, which will convene tomor row morning in the Alexandra H.gh School building, arrived Jet*e afternoon. A total of fiOO teachers from the various counties are expect od l0 attend. Sessions of the associa tion will he held tomorrow and Friday. Attendinir will be many prominent ed ucators from throughout the South, and the convention promises to he one of the most successful in the hislorv of the association. The local com mittee in charge of the plans has practically completed all arrange ments for the housing and entertain ment or the tachers during their stay in this city. Miss Lula D. Met* president of the association. The program of exercises will open promptly at 9 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. and there will be a departmenta conference from that hour until 12. oO o'clock, which will be presided over b> 3. P. Vanderslice. The program fol lows : Election of officers. Intelligence Tests-Dr. Lewis Rat-, teer, Research University, W ashing- j "Civics as an Aid to High School j Discipline"?Dr. A. B. Chandler,! Fredericksburg, Va. Ai?-wl '?Teaching of First \ear Algebia ?M iss Mary J. Cox, Manama.s, \a , "Science in the High School ?Mr. ^ B. Garovitz. Round Table Conference. 0 4 v/. to 12:30 P. A/-. Oramma, , Grade Department, Lee School. Miss , Mara D. Pic<-e> Presiding. . i "Project Teaching of Gography m , Rural Schools"?Miss Mamie !?. R h., Delaware State College. . j "Text Books in English, Geography, Civics and History for Grammar, to 12:3ft P. M.. Primary De partment, Lee School, Miss Lacy C ? j Dunca'.tson, Presiding . ? "Silent Reading Devices Miss Grace M. Moran.? , "Illustrated Seat v\ork ?Mis. A. Allison, Richmond, Va. . Demonstration in caching frouith Grade Geography. \jote?The Alexandria schools \.U> be in regular session on Thursday morning and all tachers are invited to be present and observe the work. Pi i marv and Grammar Grade conference , to be held at I.ee School and observa- | lion at Loo and Washington schools. 12:30 to 1:30 P. M.?Recess. 1 :3ft .o 3 /? 1/ General Conference. * I'rager by Dr. K. V. liegester "The Mav Campaign ?1 rofe^oi . Chas. G. Maphis, Secondary hduca- | tion, University, Va. t t< i "Vocational Homemaking ?Mr> . Ora Hart Avery, Supervisor of Home Economics in \ irgin'.a. \duress?Dr. Gilbert, State Normal j School, East Radford. \ a. ? j "The l-'se of the \ ictrola in Schools ?Miss Marie Finney. ; "The Comparative \ o?,ue ot Sacral and Secular Music"?Mrs. C. E. Lav , Hodge. Manassas, \ a. ?; /? 1/ to ?! :30 P. M.?League Rally, | Mr. Ceo. 11*. Gvy, Executive Secre tary Co-Ogcratire Education As-, soriuliou. Chairman T Address?Mr. X.C. Starke, Ash Ad'drc^'s?Dr. Walter Monroe, Ar "A^flress?Mr. C. Mectze, Manas " Reports of League Work by Dele The session at 8 o'clock tomorrow Tiiirht will he a public meeting ami will he held in the M E Church South . Opening nraver will he delivered bj , Rev Dr. E. B. JacKson and there ?\SP be an address of welcome by Mayor . J M. Duncan and a response .?> Fletcher Kemn. superintendent "f I schools of Arlington County. Hai l is Hart superintendent of public in struction. will take for his subject '?The Next Step in Virginia Eduea-, tion " and there will be an address b> , Dr.' S. C. Mitchell. University f? ; Richmond. The program for F" *' for an executive session from ?> a. m. until 1ft a. m.. and opening: prayer at the general conference at 10 a. m. o. Rev Dr. Percy Foster Hall. ( The program at this conference w.1? v. .j< fnllows" "The Real Education, . ?r" n Chandler: "What Deter mines Our Progress," Miss Luej S. Saunders, treasurer of \ lrginia Mate Teachers' Association; "Professional Teaching," Dr. ^illiajn J Sanger executive secretary of the \ n ginia State Teachers' Association. 19-30 until 1:30 p. m., recess, and from 1:30 until 3 p. m., general con ference, opened with prayer by Rc . i IN CONGRESS YESTERDAY ! SENATE Met at noon and recessed at 5:15 I p. m , until 12 o'clock today as a | mark of respect to the late Repre j sentative Parrish, of Texas. | Senator France, of Maryland, in ; troduced a bill under which the res ervation at Fort McHenry, Balti more, would be set aside as a perpc-t i ual monument to "The Star Spang | led Banner,'' which was written : there, and to its author, Francis i Scott Key. Republican members of the ' finance committee s:ud last nij^ht the ' tariff bill ought to i.e ready for the i Senate by the middle of next week. , The only important questions still i open are the dye schedule and the j method of valuation upon which du J ties shall be based. j The Territories committee approved the proposal of the Methodist Church j to organize and maintain a hospital I at Xome, Alaska, and ordered the | transfer of certain buildings at ? Fort Davis now under control of the War Department Approval ais.> was given to the enlargement" of the Hawaiian national park by the ad:Ji | tion of -1.1,000 acres of public lands. ' The judiciary committee ordered a I favorable report on the nomination i of Carlos Franco Soto to be associ ate justice of the supreme court of ; Porto Rico. ! Representatives of farmers of the [mid West before the agriculture committee appealed for relief. ; through an appropriation, against n "rust" invasion of the wheat fields of that section. Committee approval was ffiven to legislation authorising the Secretary of war to incur immediate obliga tions for the construction of Rood roads in Alaska. An investigation of night work i, the postal service by the po^toffice committee was ordered by the Sen ate with a view to determining by J July 1 next whether night work by j employes should be compensated for ' by shorter hours or extra pay. HOUSE Met at noon and adjourns! at 12:05 p. m., until noon today as a mark of respect to lie preventative Parrish, of Texas, whose death at hi? home yesterday was announced. The ways and means committee decided to defer action on the ad ministration bill authorizing a loan of $5,000,000 to Liberia until the matter has been further investiga ted. The judiciary committee be pan hearings on the Bacharach bill which would give State courts official ju risdiction over all orders issued bv State administrative bodies, with the right of anpeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. F. L. Bevington. chairman of the Transcontinental Passenger Associa tion, told the interstate commerce committee the sale of interchange able mileage books at rates lower I than the present passenger fares, as provided in a Senate bill, would entail heavy losses upon the rail roads. Before the appropriations: com mittee Attorney Central Daugherty expressed his belief that the civil service is a hindrance fo government, efficiency and that civil service s a hindrance to government efficiency and that civil service emplovees were "hardly as ambitious, hardly as en ergetic" as those who are not under civil service. Under the provisions of a bill by Mr. Ryan (Republican). New York, the registration with the I'ostoffice Department of the names and ad dresses of all members of all organ ization. open or secret, in the United States would be required. The 5?;11 is aimed at the Kuklu.v Klau and similar organizations. SPRING DISPLAY AT THE ARMORY Committee Named by Retail ers?To Report on Plans Next Monday The proposed style show to li? he'd April I, T> and 15 has been aban lontd. This was determined upon yesterday afternoon at a largely at- i tended meeting of the retail mer-1 chants' bureau of the chamber of j commerce held in the rooms of that j organization. It was. however, proposed to hold j instead a spring display in the r future at the Armory. A commh-i tee composed of .1 Kent Whit?. William C. illch. K. Gorman Ridgelj' and F. Clinton Knight was named for the purpose of making prelimi nary arrangements and reporting nt another meeting which will lie held at ?" o'clock next Mondav afternoon in the rooms of the chamber of com merce. The retailers decided to display flags from their places of business in honor of the teachers who will attend the annual conference which will be held here beginning tomor row. Dr. John Lee Allison. The program ! follows: "Education for Stability." ; Professor S. Duke, president of the ! State Normal School, Harrisonburg, i Va.; address, Dr. Mary E. Brydon, i State Board of Health, Richmond, ? Va.; address, Dr. H. M. McManaway, j president of Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, Staunton. From 3 until 3:30 p. m.. executive session will be held, and afterward will come re ports of committees. Clash Occurs When Inter ference With Workers Is Offered KELP IS ASKED FOR Ri-ported Tha.' President of Road is Ko(|t!t\sted to Send Troops to Relieve Situat ion. I Hagersiown, Md., .March '29.?Two men were .-hot last night in a riot which startetl about 10:30 in the Western Maryland yards here. The identity of the men is not known. The riot was the outgrowth of the strike v.hich has been in progress since last week on the railroad. According to witnesses, a number of employes of the Dickson Contract ing Company, engaged since the strike went into effect, were turning a loco motive around preparatory to putting it into the shops. A number of strik ers, it is said, tried to get the men to quit work. They were ordered away by railway guards, it is said, and when they re fused to go shots were fired. Superintendent A. M. Smith, of the Hagersiown division, telephoned Pres ident Maxwell <'. Byers, in Baltimore, for help. It is said he asked that troops be sent here to preserve order. Those who were present express fear as t:? the ability of the local poiice to | cope with the situation. Men to take the places of strikers iji the repair shops of the Western Mary land Hail way are being recruited in Haltimore and taken to points in Western Maryland, it was reported vesierday. li is said that they are be ing given positions in the shops at Hagerstown and Cumberland. Representatives of the strikers in Baltimore are aware that this is being done. Five men, thev say. were sent out of the city Monday and others left yesterday. Maxwell C. Byers, presi dent of the railway, admitted last night that he knew this was going on. They are being recruited, he said, by the Dickson Contracting Company, which operates the shops, and nor by the road itself. Union officials nlso declared that the Western Maryland Railway has carried, free of charge, food and other I sunpiies to Hagerstown for u-e of the I men working in the contracting com pany's shops. The force of striker? was augmented yesterday by the hostlers in Cumbei' j land, who were called out by their | union officials. The matter of fore man doing manual work on equipment will be taken up by representatives of the strikers, it is said, with the object of stopping this practice. All of the '"Big Four" brotherhoods, i! was said yesterday, have been or dered bv union heads not to do any of the work that had. nn to the time of the st rike, been done by those who left ihe cmplov of the contracting firms. Attempts by railway officials to force members of the larger brother hoods to take care of such work, it is said, led to rumors in Hager<own last ni<rhf that, if ;he attitude of the road officials toward them is not changed, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men end the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers may go out on strike. DR. J. If. I ADD DIES A lodge iif sorrou- wi'l bo hold ? onjght bv Alexandria Lodge of Flk>' to -ai*" action ??n the death of Dr. -L IT. I.add. I'fe member of that Iod"e. who died Mondav night at th" George Wa-hington Univer sity ffosnital. Washington. He lived at. the Belgrade Apartment. Wash ing! n. D*\ [ add was n life member of the 'ocaI lodge of r.U-s and bid many friends in Alexandria. H? is sur vived bv his wife Mrs. F'va I add and his mother Mrs. Sail'* Ladd His funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Inmo'vov afternoon from Lee's un dertaking parlors, Washington. un the auspieos of Hiram Lodge of M.iso::- of Washington. A delega tion of Elks from here will a*tend. Graded School Open Tomorrow Morning Ton>orr< w. Thursday mornit1". the graded schools will be open for ob servation *or th? Teachers coming b"rc on the confen nee. However, there will be po school on Fridav. The High School will be closed both Thursday and Friday. Prohibition Case Heard The case of John P. Casson. charged vi'h an a'lcrred att"mnt to pbet ;n a violation of the Stat? nrohibition law., toda'* is beine- herd before a jorv* in Ihe Corporation Court. .T"dec Robin son Moncure nresiding. The accused is represented by Attorne%'5 R. W. Stumn and W. S. S*ow. and Commonr wealth's Attorney Howard W. Smith represents the prosecution.