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MWS FROM NEARBY COMMUNITIES IN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA
!]?; i. , j. - - ill any More New Members rThan Usual in Body That Meets in January. 1*4!! ItfcWS FROM THE STATE I'm }:(!? t ??? ?i?ii j'jgCHMOXD. Vs., September 13.? With the legislature adjourned and all the' bills signed, the men Interested in ftatpre sessions are turning to the possi ble; composition of the next body that will assume the task of making laws for th* state. This body will convene the Wednesday in January, remain ? kW'here for sixty days. The senate will nineteen new members and in the BfXlse there will be about sixty-three. This Is the greatest change in either branch recorded in a long time. The drys, which have had easy sailing for JW?. will have about twenty-three to twinty-flve of the forty members of the aenate. while the house will have thirty five and sixty-five as the relative Btrnngth of the wets and the rtrys. This alignment of the members is not on any political lines, and th3 fight ?gainst the prohibition department is tot' on those lines. There has been a redaction of the prohibition vote in the ldfjplature because the prohibitionists accepted the matter as settled and they did not vote in the prinuerv, the result beihg that a little more activity on the part of the liquor forces would have Mat a majority opposed to the retention of the department to the legislative tans. #><l" Jlrand Lodge, X. of P., to Meet. ITfce Grand Lodge of Knights of Py t&Joe of Virginia will meet here October 7 fer a session of three days. This will VI 'the week of the state fair and the cjty; will be packed with people. The Pythian Sisters will also hold their an I conclave here at the fame time, [order is progressing in many parts ?liie state, the membership increasing ntgldly and new Iodees being formed. 'The statement made by E. E. Dud d&ng. president of the Prisoners* Aid Society, Washington, that there* had beeti many improvements in the man aktfynent of the Virginia penitentiary eiaoe he made his allegations and the MO uiovtv Investigation of last spring, was re ceived here with surprise by Maj. Wood, superintendent of the prison, aitdRev. J. T. Mastin. secretary of the ?tftto board of charities and correc tidbh. Maj. Wood had inaugurated Buy of the changes referred to long before the charges were made by Mr. ? "Ung, and certain forms of punish u. had been abandoned before the lof last year. If any changes hare pHg made during the last six months Shince the first of the year, they are nitJil-ecalled. i .Announcement of the candidacy of Oet'W. McD. Lee of Irvington for the fiSiSnation as . lieutenant governor Is awaited dally! His friends are con fideat he will make the race and he is cefcdidered as in at this time. He is tbeTfonrth man to enter, the others betas Senator C. Harding Walker of Jtorthumberland. Col. Thomas B. Mc jLflama of this citv and Senator Junius 'litest of Suffolk. Armistice Week Program. J.IWrginla armistice week is to be slot)rated here the week beginning ember 10, and it will be an affair ? aded to attract every soldier served in the Army from this or any Virginian who served a?"a member of the Army with the traiops of another state. It is to be m) great and memorable celebration^ iAtebded to supplant the welcome that taei'inen were to have the week of Jalf 4. and which was abandoned for vfcjrious causes?many of the men not lWi'Mng returned, many being in the iNMPitals and all of those who had eMnie back wanting to get out and Bffp out of the uniform for at least tafity days. Besides, the weather excessively warm. The streets ?mi to be lined with free shows of Ml;eorts for the soldiers. They will b*?ntertained free of cost and will hffcre railroad rates to and from tKvClty. ? When this celebration takes place there will be organizers here to see t&kit that the men will be invited to ajfalate with the American Legion, there being several posts in the state al^thls time. Much money has been eo&tected to pay the expenses of the asMlera. Every man is expected to etfpbllsh his identity. ['4gov. Davis to Attack H. C. K l.flov. Davie U to lend a hand In the IM of attacking the high cost of He has become a member of uConsumers and Renters' Protec ] Association of Richmond, and as he has been given his card of hership and can get the discount the establishments are offering ''members of the association. The ?dation is to collect data and will '?everything possible to secure the lction of profiteers and to have Imprisoned he governor several weeks ago became a member of the Elks, unit- ; Wig,.with a lodge near his home, and j 1* the last few days he has signed up "JjwlH become a member of the Odd "TSL A lodge here is working up ?t class of candidates for the session, and the governor will (Ive his degrees along with the ? of the candidates. jlU.I bp Better Roads in View. v iJttchmond will send a large delega tion Thursday to attend a great road aftjetlng at Tappahannock, in Essex ?ty, when a barbecue, tish and ier fry. community picnic and i-boosttng meeting will be held ex. King William and King and ~n counties are especially Inter in the highway from Richmond t?i-Tappahannock. Tappahannock Is fifty miles from Richmond and at tfip time the roads are miserable. It .demanded that a class A road be MR, so that the trip can be made Mjltwo hours, where eighteen hours HMr ere required The business men ?C that section are leading the fight f* the road, and the Chamber of Cwntnerce of Richmond is backing the project. VWie first Chinese etudent to attend the public schools In Virginia matric ulated at the John Marshall High Beboo! this week. His father is in business here. There was a disposi tion to question his admission, but tbe laws of the state are silent on the subject as to whether a Chinese la colored. The attorney general rules itot he is not a colored person. ' f Got. Davis Takes Best "RICHMOND, Va_, September IS.? I flje*. Davis will leave late today for | avblt to his farm in Loudoun county, be will spend several days | ag after the work of the legls For ten days or more he has confined to his home with a sprained ankle, all callers be recelved and official business ted In the mansion. Soldier Candidate for Speaker. jilttCHMOND, Va.. September 13. ]$tikneth N. Gilpin, representing iQtytfke and Warren in the house of ^Mitigates, recently back from serv with the American oveseas tteoeg. is ia the erace for the apeak MMAtP of the house of delegates. Mr. fjHlptn announced his candidacy eev ml days before the final adjourn ment. He will oppose Col. Richard K? Brewer of Suffolk. ALEXANDRIA, Va_ September 13- ? This city soon may have a new mili tary company. Steps will be taaken to reorganize Company G, 1st "V 'r_ ginia Regiment, better known as the Alexandria Light Infantry, at a meet ing which has been called for 8 o'clock Thursday night In the rooms of the chamber of commerce. All former members of the company wno served in the war just ended are in vited to attend this meeting. Alexandria has been without a mili tary company since the company left, here September 26, 1917, to partici pate in the world war. It was com posed of 16G privates and seven of ficers. The company went from Alex andria to Anniston, Ala., and later many of its members served with dis tinction overseas. This command was ordered to report at the armory on July 25. 1917. and remained there un til 'departing for Anniston. Practi cally all of the members now have been mustered out of service. It. 1 expected that there will be a large attendance at the meeting, which will be hold Tuesday night. Deeds of transfer for eight piece? of property today were placed on record in the office of the clerk or the courts, as follows: Dr. b. Jo. Moore to Howard W. Smith, a three storv brick dwelling house on tne south side of Prince between Co lumbus and Alfred streets; Harry B. Davies to Floyd S. Shlnn, houses and lots 1S20 and 1S22 Duke street; Mrs. Margaretta Nails to Paul Hulfish, houses 328, 330 and 332 Commerce street; Mutual Realty Corporation to Charles Brown, house and lot on the north Side of Wolf between Columbus and Alfred streets; Citizens National Bank to Urban S. Lambert lot 7. i block 12, section 2, Rosemont: Miss Myrtllla M. Graves to Max Sperling, i lot on the north side of Franklin between Fairfax and L*e streets; Mrs. E J Rudd to Mrs. L*na Rawlett and husband, a lot on the eastsideof Washington between W olf and "kes streets, and Solomon R. Douglass to Mrs Mary B. Entwisle. a house and lot on the west side of Lee between Wilkes and Gibbon streets. Arrangements have been completed by the chamber of commerce for a smoker Monday night in the rooms of that organization. It Is expected that there will be a large turnout of the membership of that organization. The funeral of William B. Ent wisle. who died last night, will take place at 4:30 o'clock Monday after noon from his late residence. 315 South Lee street. Charles S. Stoler to-day purchased at public auction house, 112 Rose mont avenue, Rosemont. This property was sold by Auctioneer Thomas Carter for Gardner L. Booth?, trustee. Attorney Louis N. DufTy, who served overseas as captain, has resumed tne practice ^f law at his office, 123 South Royal street CLARENDON, Va., September 13.? Rev. A. E. Smith of Ballston Christian Church, who made his residence In Clarendon, left Thursday evening with his family for their new home. In Illinois. The trip is being made In an automobile. Mr. Smith will devote a few months of his time to R?5[ Friend" work, after which he intends to organize another Christian church, as he did in Ballston about four years ' At a recent meeting of the Claren don Athletic Association it was de cided to continue activities during the winter months. President Dougherty appointed a committee to locate suit able quarters where the association could hold entertainments. A foot ball team is being organized and a sched ule of games arranged. Frederick B. Keefer announces his withdrawal as a candidate for the of fice as clerk of the court of Alex andria county. Extensive improvement* to the in terior of the Baptist Church are un der way. A new flooring has been laid, and the painters probably will start on their work next week. It^ls estimated that improvements will coat the church J1.000. Albert E. Oilman, XT. S. A-, who re turned several weeks ago with a French bride, and who has been at the home of Mrs. B. H Gllman. on Woodstock street, left Tuesday for Camp Dix. N. J, where he expects shortly to be discharged. CHERRYDALE, V?^ September 13. The Girl Scout organization has started plans for an entertainment and dance to be held October 22. After two years' service overseas, Corp. George T. King has been wel comed back to his home. He was with the U. S. engineers in the battle areas of France for about a year and a half and the remainder of the time he served with his regiment in Russia. Officers of the Girls' Optimist Class of the M. P. Sunday school were elect ed for the year at a recent meeting at the home of their teacher. Mrs. Simonds. Miss Lila Christenson was elected president. Miss Mary Mac Pherson, vice president; Miss Thelma Clower, secretary, and Miss Eva Mar tin. treasurer. Samuel Case, who recently accident ly shot himself while hunting squir rels. Is still at Georgetown University Hospital recovering from the wound. It is expected he will soon be able to leave for his home. Plans are being made by the young people of the Baptist Church for the organization of a Baptist Young Peo ple's Union to replace the Christian Endeavor Society, with the hope that a larger membership will result. GILPIN TO RUN FOR NEXT VA. HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP WINCHESTER, Va, September 13.? Kenneth N. Gilpin of Boyce. member of the Virginia house of delegates from Clarke and Warren counties, today announced himself a candidate for speaker of the next house. He has been declared the nominee for re- | election by the democrats, and is vlr- i tually certain of being elected in No- j vember. The general assembly will meet in regular session next January. Mr. Gilpin is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Gilpin of Balti more and Clarke county, Va, and has himself been a citizen of Virginia for the last ten or fifteen years, owning a large estate, Kentmere. near Boyce. He served in the naval aviation serv ice during the war, and shortly be fore going to France married Miss Isabella McGhee Tyson, daughter of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. I-aurence Tyson of Knoxville, Tenn. He is a member of the committees on finance, appro priations and roads of the house of delegates, and is also a member of the legislative committee on roads, which mapped out and planned the federal highway system for Virginia. Miss Grace Scott a War Bride. FREDERICKSBURG. Va., Septem ber 13. Miss Grace Scott, and Sergt. Francis Bemetz of the United States Army, stationed at Camp Lee, were married In Richmond Wednesday. They wt on a northern bridal trip and upon their return they will re^de In Rich mond until January, Sergt. Bemetz will receive bisdtscharge They will then go to California to reside. Frederick E. Clerk to Head Sys tem Provided in Will for Winchester. WINCHESTER, Va., September 13. ?Frederick fB. Clerk, formerly o Cleveland. Ohio, was last night in augurated superintendent of the Handley Schools at ceremonies held in the Empire Theater and attended by many educators, including- several officers of the general education board of New York. Parents of children who will become pupils of the Hand ley Schools crowded the theater. A musical program was rendered by the War Camp Community Service chorus, led by John Richardson, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. R. Gray Williams, president of the board of Handley trustees, presided. The principal speakers were Dr. Frank E. Spaulding, superintendent of the Cleveland schools; Dr. Wallace Buttrick, president, and Dr. Abraham Flexner. general secretary of the gen eral education board. Speeches were made also by Robert M. Ward, presi dent of the city school board; Mr. Wil liams of the Handley trustees. Dr. Frank Bachman of the general educa tion board, and by Mr. Clerk. Plans are being made for the erec tion of the Handley Schools on a tract of about twenty acres of land, situated in the southern suburbs of the city. The fund for these schools was created under the will of the late Judge John Handley of Scranton, Pa., who spent much of his time here many years ago, and who left the bulk of an estate of about $2,000,000 to the city of Winchester for a system of schools providing free education. Unabe to reach a satisfactory con clusion as to how best to apply the fund, the situation was laid before the general education board by the Hand ey trustees. FHDRG. ? FREDERICKSBURG, Va., September 13.?Thirty wounded marines of the 6th and 6th Regiment, 2d Division, located at the Base Marine Hospital at Quantico, in charge of Mr. De vault. the athletic director, and Mrs. Dodds. matron of the hostage house at Quantico, came here and spent an enjoyable day. They were taken to Chatham, the handsome home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sulli van, where they were permitted to use the grounds for the picnic and a basket luncheon was served. Later, the visitors were taken over the city in automobiles on a sightseeing trip. A fine supper was served at the War Camp Community rooms, and the day's features concluded with danc j ing in the evening. Philip A. Dew of Caroline county, i has instituted suit in the circuit court ! of Spottsylvania county to obtain an absolute divorce from his wife. Mrs. Mary Holloday Dew, on the grounds of willful desertion and abandonment. Mr. and .Mrs, Dew are both highly connected. Browning Leavell. son of Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Leavell of Culpeper county, met with a tragic death in a stream near his home, where he was bathing with a number of other young men. He was seen to dive, and when he failed to return to the surface some of his companions dived for him. They caught his body and brought it ashore. First aid was rendered, but without avail, and the young man expired in a few minutes. He was said to have been suffering with a leaking heart, which caused him to become exhausted in the water. Mr. Leavell served with the American expedi tionary forces in France and recently had secured his discharge. Samuel Berry and Miss Virginia Humphries, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Humphries of Falmouth, near here, were united in marriage last night at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. A. J. Arthur performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Berry left for a northern bridal trip and upon their return will' make their home in Falmouth, where Mr. Berry is engaged in business. The democrats of Stafford county in mass meeting elected the following delegates to meet the delegation of King George county In Fredericks burg Saturday, September 20, to nom inate a democratic candidate for house of delegates from the legis lative district composed of Stafford and King George counties to succeed Thomas L. Hunter of King George, in cumbent, who is not a candidate for re-election: George Moncure, George Herring, "Whit Peyton, Norman Brown, C. A. Truslow, Bill Armstrong. Cleve Harding and William Sneillngs. The Confederate veterans of Caro line county, at a public meeting at Bowling Green, elected Capt. C. T. Smith and Maj. T. D. Coghill as dele gates to the United Confederate Vet erans' reunion, to be held at Atlanta, Ga., October 7. It was also decided to give a big free dinner to all Confed erate veterans of Caroline county on the second day of the Caroline county fair at Bowling Green, on October 15. Miss Lee Edwards, daughter of T. W. Edwards of Loudoun county, has been selected as the sponsor for the 4th Virginia Brigade of Confederate Veterans at the big Confederate re union at Atlanta, October 7. I News has been received here of the death of Miss Julia Terrell, who passed away at her home in Jefferson county, W. Va., near Charles Town, at the age of seventy-seven years. She was a granddaughter of the late Dr. Uriah Terrell of Orange county, Va., and a niece of the late Mrs. J. H. Bradley of this city. Big preparations are being made for the Fredericksburg fair, which will open two weeks from today for an exhibition extending through three days and three nights. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEETS. Three-Day Conference at Mineral Adjourns on Thursday. FREDERICKSBURG, Vft^ Septem ber 12.?The Goshen Baptist Associa tion met at Mineral. Louisa county, three days last week, adjourning on Thursday. The Baptist church of this city was represented by Rev. E. L. Swift, Willi am a Chesley, L. Ashton Dodd and M. G. Willis, jr. Capt. C. T. Smith of Carolina county was re-eiected moderator and L A. Dodd of Fredericksburg was chosen clerk. Much enthusiasm was mani fested in the coming drive by the Baptist denomination for the $75. 000,000 fund. William S. Chesley, M_ G. Willis, Jr.. of this city and Rev. E. V. Peyton of Orange, were named as organizers for the drive for the Goshen association. Rev. George W. McDaniel made a stirring address on the subject of raising the big fund. The goal set for the churches in the Goshen association is $250,000. Subscribes to Baptist Fnnd. RICHMOND. Va.. September 1$.? Announcement has been made here that M. H. Wolfe, member of the Rev. Dr. George W. Truitfs church In Dallas, Tex., has subscribed $100,000 in the Baptist $75,000,000 drive. HYATTSVILLE HYATTSVILLE. Md? September 13. ?Harry F. Sonnenberg of Hyattsville and Miss Hilda L. Schultz of Wood lawn Heights, Ann Arundel county, were married in Baltimore. Mr. Son nenberg served in Bakery Company, 309, American expeditionary forces, returning home July 16 last, three days before the death of his father. The executive committee arranging for the erection of the memorial foun tain at Upper Marlboro in honor of the soldiers and sailors of this county who served in the world war has com pleted arrangements for the placing of a bronze tablet in the back of the pier of the memorial, bearing the names of those who made the supreme sacri fice. This tablet is to be dedicated on October T, when the cornerstone of the memorial is to be laid. The committee requests that communities check the following list for mistakes or addi tions and report findings to T. Howard Duckett, 611 F street, Washington. Here are the heroes of the county, with information so far obtained: Albert N. Baden, private. Army; James Early Baden, Baden. Henry Harrison Bosewell, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Boswell, I Rosaryville. Herman E. Burgess, I private. Army; Catherine O. Burgess, Mansion avenue, llyattsville; Clarence Butler, private. Army; Mrs. Annie Butler, Nottingham. Vincent Genger Cooley, corporal. Army; Mrs. Ella H. I Cooley, Sargent road, Brookland, D. C. James Cooper, private. Army; Harry Irwin Dennison, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. John O. Dennison, Clinton. Wilber Aubrey Disney, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Disney, Bowie. .Joseph Benedict Ertelen, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Edelen Waldorf. R. F. D., No. 1. George W. Farmer, private, Army; Mrs. Mary E. Farmer, Guy avenue. Hyattsville. Thomas Notley Fen wick, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius C. Fenwick, Hyattsville. Edward H. Fletcher, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fletcher. Belts ville. Joseph Henry Ford, private. Army; Mrs. Elizabeth E. Spriggs, Landover, R. F. D., No. 1. Ernest Ovevion Garner, third-class mess at tendant, Navy; James H. Garner, Naylor. Thomas Edward Hawkins, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hawkins, Tippett. Frank Holmes, private, Army; Charles F. Huntemann, lieutenant. Army; Henry C. Huntemann, 3d and Elm streets. Mount Rainier. Milton E. Hartman, corporal. Army; Ito. and Mrs. Charles Hartman, Sta tion H, Rt. A, Washington. Robert Jones, Congress Heights, R. F. D. Wil liam Lee, private. Army; Mrs. Sarah Crawford, R. F. D. No. 2, Upper Marl boro. Essel Monshuer Maxwell, pri vate, Army; Mrs. Cordelia T. Stewart, Lanham. Clarence McCausland, civil ian (draftsman); Mrs. Millie R. Mc Causland, Berwyn. Enoch P. Ma gruder; C. C. Magmder, Colorado building', Washington. Lee Earle Merson, private, Army; Mrs. Minnie Merson. Laurel. Clara M Orgren. nurse. Army; Mount Rainier. Isaac Parker, private. Army; Mrs. Nancy Brown, Mitchellville. James Francis Quisenberry, first lieutenant, Army; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Quisenberry, Hyattsville. Ctrrtis L. Rusk; John Rusk, Rosecroft; Theodore Rochester, private. Army; Seat Pleasant. Harry Preston Robinson, private. Army. F. J. Robinson, Hyattsville. John Henry Seaburn, private. Array; Mr. and Mrs. John Seaburn, Brentwood. Albert Smith, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Smith, Brandywine. Maurice Benjamin Snyder, corporal. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley A. Snyder, 1J44 F street northeast, Washington. John A. Sprigg, private. Army, Mrs. Cora Sprigg, Forestville. Ken neth Pearce Strawn. private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Strawn, Landover. Pierre C. Stevens, major, Army; Mrs. Sarah G. M. Stevens. Berwyn. Wil liam A. Tayman, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Tayman, Croom. Elmer Thomas, private. Army: Mollie Thomas, Charlotte Hall. Herbert Page Tolson. private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Tolson, Stafford Store, Va. Elzle Ellis Turner, cook, Army; Mr. and Mrs. John A. Turner. Seat Pleas ant. Walter Ernest Wilson, private. Army; Mr. and Mrs. J. Burns Wilson, Westwood. Herman Winter, private, Army: Mr. and Mrs. Herman K. Win ter, Laurel. Herbert J. White, ser geant, Army: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. White, College Park. Edward Shoults, major. Army. Mrs. Alice Katrina Dent of Mount Ranier has filed suit in the circuit court at Upper Marlboro for absolute divorce from Earl Joseph Dent whose last known place of residence, she states, was Youngstown, Ohio. Ac cording to the bill the couple were [ married August 28. 1915, in Washing ton. The wife alleges she was de serted about April 1, 1916. She asks the privilege of resuming her maiden name and for general relief. HAS WATCH FOR FATHER | OF HIS DEAD COMRADE / A Battlefield Promise That Is Giv ing' Sergt. Torrence a Long Quest. LYNCHBURG, Va. September IS.? William D. Torrence, formerly a ser geant In Company L, 317th Infantry, 80th Division, now attached to the Army recruiting station here, has a message for the father of the late Sergt. Ivon H. Fowler, a member of the same company and who was killed in the Argonne offensive, November 3, 1918, but the sergeant has never been able to locate the parent. Sergt. Torrence says that the night before Sergt-Wowler was killed they were advancing and stopped for the night | in a shell hole. Fowler made Sergt. Torrence promise that he would de liver his watch to his father if he i I fell in battle. The following day, t while halted for a short time. Fowler left to ascertain whether the com pany would stop there long, and it , was on this mission that he was struck by a piece of shrapnel and died Instantly. In the case of the watch is a pic ture of a girl, of whom the dead sol dier had often talked to Sergt. Tor rence, and if either can be located the recruiting office would be glad to send them the watch. Sergt. Tor rence does not know whether Sergt. Fowler was Virginian, Pennsylvanian or West Virginian. Anti-Flu Conference at Bichmond. RICHMOND, Va., September 13.?The state health department summoned all the medical officers of the city here for a conference relative to the pos sible return of Influenza this fall. The physicians say they are expecting that and they are preparing to resist the disease. The state health commis sioner has returned from a conference with the federal health authorities, where the latest and best methods for treating the influenza were discussed at length. The health officers will ar range to combat the malady. The of ficers were directed to have all suspected places thoroughly fumigated at once and to have the schools properly ven tilated at all times.'" Sender Feinberg Dead. WINCHESTER, Va., September 11?? Sender Feinberg. aged about flfty-four years, formerly engaged in business here with his brother, Peter Feinberg, died early yesterday at his home in Baltimore from complications. He came .with his parents from Rumania when a lad. Surviving are a widow, seven children, his mother, two broth ers and three sisters. He was a mem ber of the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows^ Elks. Woodmen of the World and Maccabees and several Hebrew societies in Baltimore, and was active ly engaged in Jewish relief work hore. * I SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES CROWDED BY ENTRANTS Lynchburg College's Enrollment Taxes Institution to Accommodate. LYNCHBURG, Va, September 13.? The public schools of Lynchburg and | two of the local colleges open next week, with the Virginia Episcopal I School getting under way a week later. All of the schools will be crowded. Randolph-Macon ^VoTJRriJs College, having turned away hundreds of prospective students, opens Wednesday with every facility taxed and many students living off the campus In the vicinity of the college. The enrollment will be about B-? Lynchburg College, formerly Vir ginia Christian College, has registra tion day Tuesday and formal opening Wednesday. This enrollment will break all records, and for the nrst time the Institution Is taxed to accom modate Its student body. The Episcopal School Is completing a new dormitory and will have ninety pupils, having turned many boys away for the session. The enrollment of the high school will break all records, and the lower grades will have the largest roLs in the history of the schools. FAIRFAX. FAIRFAX. Va. September 13.? Plans for the annual fair are com pleted. The fair will take place on the 1st. 2d and 3d of October. The first day will be devoted to a celebra tion In honor of the Fairfax county soldiers in the war with Germany. The feature of the second day ?e the exhibit of saddle horses, and the third day the school children of the county will parade on the fair grounds. The premium list is oft the press, and besides the re pilar prizes offered by the fair association there are numerous special premiums of fered by persona interested in tne WA*band will be in attendance every day and on the date of the welcome home celebration addresses will be made to the soldiers by Representa tive R. Walton Moore and F. L. Bal langer, chairman of the board of supervisors. The ranking officer or the local soldiers will respond to these addresses. Besides a short drill there will be no other formal func tions, and the day will be given over to entertainming the soldiers. There are good prospects for finding oil. gas and coal In the western sec tion of Fairfax county, according to .T. C. Buchanan, a man who has spent his life in the gas and oil fields of the west. Mr. Buchanan has been In the Centerville-Clifton neighborhood for several weeks looking the ground over. It Is intended to make test bor ings within the next thirty days. Mr Buchanan has the backing of men or means, and has purchased, through T. M. Hamilton. John T. De Bell and R. R_ Buckley, options on between 6.000 and 7,000 acres of land. Forty leases are In the clerk's office at Fairfax for record. These leases cover farms in Centerville district and in the Center ville-Clifton neighborhood to within a mile of Fairfax. The result of the borings is awaited with intense in terest by the people of the district. On Friday, September 19, at 10 a-m. there will be an Informal hearing by the Interstate Commerce Commission, in the building of the commission, 19th and Pennsylvania avenue north west Washington, of the application of the Washington-Virginia Railroad Company for increased passenger rates on all lines of the company. The hearing will be open, and any one Interested may attend. The towns of Ballston, Falls Church, Idylwood, Vienna and Oakton have held public meetings to protest against the in crease in rates, and plans were per fected to appoint a committee to ap pear in behalf of the residents of the towns. At a general meeting held in Falls Church September 6 Mai. Ewlng. chairman of the Cltlxens' Association of Ballston. was appointed to appear before the commission In behalf of the citizens of the county. Another meeting was held Friday, when final arrangements were made. The celebration of the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States, which was to have been held Wednesday next, has been called off on account of the parade of the Army divisions in Washington, ton. Miss Lena TownShend. county school nurse, has tendered her registration, to take effect September IS She re tires after two years' service. During the time that she has worked among the children Miss Townshend has done much for the betterment of their health. Dr. E. L Flanagan, county health director, has several applica tions for the position. The county board of health held its annual meeting at Fairfax courthouse recently and adopted a resolution in dorsing the state law which requires public school children to be vacci nated before entering school. The law requires that every child must be successfully vaccinated before en tering the public schools. It is stated that if the parents do not see that this is done by their family physi cian, the physicians of the county board of health will visit the school and do the vaccinating. The Fairfax school will open Mon day. The building and grounds have been put in first class condition, and all is ready for the year's work. Four experienced teachers have been pro cured?Miss Harwood, Miss Thomp son, Miss Compher and Miss Pierce. The drought from which the county has been suffering was relieved Wednesday evening by a thunder shower. Fanners say if this rain had not ooroe the potato crop would have been seriously damaged. PEOnTEEETNG CRUSADE. Virginia Price-Fixing Committees Will Be Created This Week. RICHMOND, Va.. September 13.? Following a lengthy conference today between Gov. Davis and Col. C. R. Kiely, secretary of the state council of defense, it was announced that price-fixing committees would be cre ated- next week in Richmond. Nor folk, New-port New8, Portsmouth, Suf folk, Petersburg, Lynchburg and Roa noke. > _ , , The state, backed by the federal government, will prosecute a vigorous crusade against profiteering in Vir ginia. Prof. Edgar Arnold Dies. WINCHESTER, Va , September 13.? Prof. Edgar Arnold, aged about sixty four years, a widely known educator and author, died of paralysis Thurs day evening at his home here. He re tired several years ago from the fac ulty of the John Kerr High School, after about thirty years of contin uous service. His father was the late Rev David Arnold, a prominent Methodist clergyman, who served many charges in the Baltimore Con Srence, Methodist Episcopal Church. A widow, formerly Miss Katherlne Whtsson. and one sister, Mrs. J. Rielly Grimm. both of Winchester, survive. One Dead, Two Wounded, in Duel. LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 13.? William Collins was shot and killed, Htram Hall probably fatally wounded ..j unidentified man slightly wounded in a pistol duel lateyes terday .at Dry Creek, near Whites burg. ?<&y? according to information reachjnjs here today. \ ?? : - ROCKVILLE ROCKVILLE, Md., September 13. The Montgomery County Chapter of the Red Cross is planning to Interest Red Cross members in the county in "home nursing" and "first aid." Classes will be formed in various parts of the county and there will . be practically no charge for the in i struction. It is believed that in the event of another epidemic of the in I flupnza the knowledge gained from these classes will be of great value in stamping out the disease. The following have been named as a com mittee on nursing: Dr. O. M. Linthi cum. Dr. William L. I^ewis. Miss Martha S. Poole, Dr. J. W. Bird, Miss Olivia R. Myers, Mrs. William W. Skinner. Mrs. John R. Henderson. Rev. James Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Jesse C. Adkins, Dr. George H. Wright and Mrs. Upton D. Nourse. Rev. P. Rowland Wagner, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated at the marriage of Miss Viola B. Ratcliffe and Lawrence H. Raines, both of Mossneck, Va. Sheriff William L. Aud has an nounced the appointment of James C. Bean and John C. Hutchinson as deputy sheriffs. Both have entered upon their duties. A license has been issued by the clerk of the circuit court for the marriage of Robert D. Matthews and Martha E. Bacon, both of this county. The Girls' Project Club has been or ganized among the students of tlie Gaithersburg High School with the following officers: President. Miss Hannah M. Schwartz; vice president. Miss Dorothy Gott; secretary. Miss Eliza Riggs; corresponding secretary, Miss Virginia Griffith; treasurer. Miss Louise Gott. The supervisors of elections have certified to the selection of the fol lowing to represent the county in the democratic and republican state con ventions soon to be held in Baltimore: Democratic convention?Preston B. Ray, John B. Diamond, jr.; Charles F. Brooke, John R. Lewis and John T. Williams. Republican convention ? Thomaa Dawson. Charles F. Kirk, C. W. Clum, James B. McLaughlin and George T. Williams. A stack of hay containing about thirty tons was destroyed by Are on the farm of the late John H. Bogley, near Rockville, a day or two ago, en tailing a loss of about $1,000, with no Insurance. The lire is supposed to have been caused by lightning. John C. Cowell of this county, for merly of Washington, has filed suit In the circuit court here for an absolute divorce from Lulu L. Cowell, now a resident of Los Angeles, Calif. The bill sets forth that the couple were married In Washington, January 19, 1906, and lived together until Sep tember 10, 1911. when the plaintiff was deserted. The plaintiff also asks to be awarded the custody of the couple's only child, Verna A. Cowell, aged ten years. The Washington Grove Cornet Band gave the people of Rockville a com plimentary concert at the court house "green" this evening. FREDERICK. FREDERICK. Md., September 13.? The high cost of living, after a nine day session the September grand Jury finds, is due to the high price of labor and the efforts of the middleman to obtain exorbitant profits for prod ucts purchased from the consumer at a reasonable rate. While there is no local law, with penalties attached, prohibiting profiteering in Frederick county, the grand jury decided to conduct an investigation in connec tion with its probe of crime here in order to enlighten the public. Concerning the high cost of living, the jury report reads: "In regard to the high cost of living. It seems evi dent that this results principally from two causes, namely: The high price of labor and the high price of staple commodities of life. With the question of the high price of labor we feel ourselves unable to cope ex cept to express our opinion that at present labor has the upper hand In the matter, as there are evidences on all sides that never before were the laboring classes so well supplied with money in spite of the high price of all things. "But in the matter of the high cost of commodities, we find one striking feature all along the line, and that is the constant effort of all persons who receive articles from the pro ducer and sell them to the consumer to make exorbitant profits from the transaction. This is most noteworthy in that most elemental of all the commodities, wheat flour, which influences directly the cost of many articles and indi rectly affects deeply the cost of liv ing more than any other thing. While the farmer gets a price for his wheat much higher than he got a few years ago, this price is greatly exaggerat ed when the wheat reaches the con sumer in the form of flour, and we believe that in order tc reduce the prices of all staples it will be neces sary to exercise a close supervision over the dealings of all who handle wheat, beginning with the grain dealer. "We suggest that our community should co-operate with the United States government in its effort to compel all persons who handle staple commodities to make public the prices they pay as well as the prices at which they sell, so that intelligent re straint may be imposed upon their profits, and urge this especially In the case of wheat. The only vocational class organized for the study of agriculture and au-1 thorized by an act of Congress to be formed in Frederick county, has been instituted at the Middletown High Sehool. The Initial enrollment of this class is thirty members, which indl-1 cates that it will grow yet larger. The students will specialize in agricul ture in all of its branches, as under stood by the modern term. The work will include practical as well as the oretical instruction. Frederick coun ty farms will be used for demonstra tions for the class. Frederick city is experiencing con siderable difficulty in the enforce ment of its local ordinances covering the keeping of dogs in the city. While prominent farmers are charging coun ty officials with gross negligence in the enforcement of the county law. which is a state-wide act. the city officials are preparing to rescind and re-enact local laws, which will require that dogs at no time of the year shall appear on the streets unmuzzled. In the rural sections dogs have been re sponsible for heavy damage to flocks of sheep, and in the city poultry fanciers have reported losses from marauding dogs. Women Take Up Study of Medicine RICHMOND, Va., September 13.? Women are turning to medicine and pharmacy In this state rapidly. The opening of the Medical College of Virginia will take place next week, and already it Is seen that the atten dance of women will be more than double that of last year?the first in which women were admitted to the college. A daughter of Bishop Col lins Denny of the Methodist Church is one of the instructors. There were a score of women attending the medi cal and pharmacy schools last year. Set Sunday School Bally Bay. LYNCHBURG, Va., September 13.? The Lynchburg Ministerial Union has set apart the first Sunday in October as Sunday school rally day, and the succeeding Sunday for "Go to church Sunday." These will be followed later by a religious census taken by hun dreds of workers. Committees of ministers have been named to work out Lh? details of the three plan*. -V *?' DELAY IN THE DELIVERY OF SURPLUS ARMY FOOD Residents Who Bargained for Sup plies Now Demand Goods or Befund of Money. WINCHESTER. Va., September 13 ? Residents of Winchester and vicinity who undertook to grapple with the high cost of living by paying: in ad vance for surplus Army foodstuffs, of fered for sale at attractive prices through the local post offices about a month ago. are now clamoring for the government grocery store to de liver the goods or refund the money. The foodstuffs, it was represented at the time, were stored in Baltimore? only 112 miles distant?and it wan the impression that deliveries would be made in a short time, certainly within a week. Many people of moderate means had whetted their appetites for fried bacon, for which there was the greatest demand, as well as for clean raisins In pies, together with , numerous other commodities that were guaranteed to have been prop erly inspected by government experts. Now the people have neither the food nor the money, and the local post office 4s being besieged with in quiries. The more optimistic Rive the assurance that the government always pays its bills, but it is recalled that there still are pending in fed eral courts claims filed shortly after the close of the civil war. The people who ordered goods and who have re ceived none Intend to ask their rep resentative in Congress. Judge Har rison. to start an Inquiry in their be half. BALLSTON. BALLSTON, Va., September 13.? Members of the Ballston Citizens' As sociation at a meeting at the Old School House Friday evening Indorsed plans for a general clean up of the county, which were outlined to them by Health. Officer Cox of the state board of health, who has been loaned to the county for this campaign. While Ballston will be the first com munity to have its sanitary conditions looked into and improved, Capt. Cox assured the association that It was not beoause Ballston needed a clean up more than any of the other places, but because residents of the town had requested of the board of supervisors, who are back of the movement, that any such campaign be started there. Sanitation from every angle was gone into by Ca.pt. Cox. suggesting ways of sewage disposal and re moval of garbage that would be of great benefit to the health of the com munity, and could be effected with but slight cost to the individual. He Said that hogs were a menace to publia health, and if the residents here would bade him there would not be a single hog In Ballston by November 1. Regarding the health of the school children of the county, he said every child will be given a thorough ex amination, and a report of its con dition sent the parents, who will be expected to consult the family phy sician if advisable. He said also that after he and his oo-workers were through with their work that people of the county could be sure of buying clean meat and good milk, as every store would be inspected and every cow tested. John S. Lyon, who presided in ab sence of the president of the associa tion, thanked Capt. Cox for the valua ble information given and assured him of the hearty co-operation of the citizens of Ballston. He appointed a committee composed of S. R Lewis, chairman; Howard 8moot, C. C. Grimes. A. C. Smith, and Frank Thompson, to lend assistance to the health officer and report progress at the next meet ing. A resolution, offered by I>r. W. C. Wellburn, pledging support of the as sociation to the board of supervisors in their light to eliminate signboards from the county, was unanimously adopted. Frank W. Thompson, chairman of the Are department committee, told the association that he was preparing plans for a new building of two stories, the first floor to house the fire apparatus and the second story to be used as quarters for the associa tion. He suggested that a tract of land on what Is known as a "dead street," near the station, be secured for the proposed structure. C. C. Grimes was elected assistant chief of the fire department and will serve as purchasing agent. Thomas J. DeLashman of Arlington, candidate for a place on the board of supervisors, made an address in in terest of his candidacy. The following were elected to mem bership: W. W. West, Louis Oswald. F. M. Hummer, Kenneth Zickafesse. Ashton Owens, Walter Knott. Fred Whitmore, W. C. Lorimer, W. D. Lucas, W. E. Burner and Garrett Fitzgerald. The annual convention of the Alex andria County Sunday School Asso ciation will be held in the Christian Church tomorrow afternoon and even ing, beginning at 2 p.m. The program will Include addresses by persons prominent in the association, con ferences on all phases of Sunday school work and a basket lunch- A story teller will be on hand to enter tain the children at the afternoon ses sion. The children of the Presbyterian Sunday school enjoyed a lawn party held on the church grounds this aft ernoon between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30. The program included games and refreshments. FALLS CHURCH. Va., September 1J. ?At the meeting of tho town coneU i Monday night the new members, who were chosen at the recent election. were sworn In. For the first ward new member is J. H. ParmaJee; for the second ward. Ben F. Elliott, and for the third ward, Walter Erwta. Two thousand dollars was appro priated for the use of the school board. The attention of parents 1s called to fhe state law and local board of health regulation which requires that children who have not been sue csflfiilly vaccinated be excluded from the schools. The schools will open ' Monday. September 22. The Woman's Civic League resumed its nveetincs on Friday, after the sum mer vacation. The library committee is the only one that has been active this summer, and the chairman. Mrs. George B. Fadeley. gave a good re port. Since April over 400 books have been taken out. most of them on th? 5-cent subscriptions. A good many hooks have been given to the library and twenty have been purchased. There was much discussion about the untidy condition of some of the streets, and especially at East End. where much paper and trash is thrown about. The wire basket for holding such refuse has disappeared, but it is hoped it can be located and brought to the attention of the pub lic. Ko that all citizens will deposit t their trash in It and thus help to make the town more attractive. The union services will be held to morrow night at the Methodist Epis copal Church. Prof. Homer B. Hul bert. author of "The Passing of Korea." will be the speaker. The Rev. Merrltt Earl, pastor of this church, who has prepared a series of ser mons on "Strength and Service." will deliver the first, "The Self-Seeker." at the morning services tomorrow. Columbia Baptist Church gave a banquet this week to the soldiers, sailors and others returning from service overseas who are among Its members. Assistant Superintendent Charles Berger was toastmaster. nnd ; among the speakers were the pastor. | the Rev. W. S. Knox, Superintendent | Ffnwick, Mrs. Joseph L. Crupper and Edward Fenwlck. who recently re ' turned from distinguished service In > | France. I The Hoge class held a business j meeting at the home of Mrs. M. W. ! Rucher Monday evening, and gave a I shower for Miss Iris Hutton, one of i the members, who is to be married ; this month. WHENM WARRENTON, Va.. September 13?? Joseph A. Jeffries died at his home here Sunday morning, September 7. aged seventy-eight. He was a prom inent Mason and a Knight Templar, had served for years on the town council, was a director of the Fau quier National Bank and held many other offices. He also was an authori ty on local and county history and antiquities. He entered a drug store here In his thirteenth year. After serving in the Confederate army he returned and became a partner of his former employer with the firm same of Stephens & Jeffries. In 187? he established a drug store of his own, wmch he conducted to the time of his death. His funeral took place Tues day in the Baptist Church, of which t he was a deacon and leading mem- ' ber. All business houses in town were closed at the hour of the funeral. He leaves one daughter, Miss Mildred Jeffries, and three sons, James Warden Jeffries and Charles E. Jeffries of Warrenton, and Dr. Joseph A. Jeffries, jr.. of Washington. * Mrs. Lillie Marshall Green, widow of M M. Green, died at her old home here September 9, at an advanc?d age. She was a sister of Col. Charles Marshall, who wasron the staff of Gen. Robert E. Lee and present at the sur render. and the aunt of William Mar bury of Baltimore, and Snowden Mar- / shall of New York. Her husband, who died a few months ago, was a member of the Virginia legislature for several terms and doorkeeper of the house for years following. Their only son died in Mexico several years ago. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Chew and Miss Lucy Marshall of Baltimore. Her funeral took place Thursday from the Episcopal Church. Browning Leavell, aged twenty years, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Bjrrd Leavell, was drowned Sunday after noon while diving in the Hazel river near his home in Culpeper, In the presence of his parents and a party of friends. The young man made a dtve and did not rise and the friends became alarmed. He was dead when his body was recovered. Besides his parents, two sisters and -a younger ]> brother survive him. Funeral Services for H. C. lupton. WINCHESTER, Va., September IS.? Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon In the Presbyterian Church for Harry C Lupton, fifty-live years old, a well known traveling salesman, who died suddenly of acute indiges tion while on a business trip to Loray, Va_ Wednesday afternoon. He was engaged in mercantile business here some years ago. but later traveled . for Jones & Lamb, dealers In meat products, of Baltimore. Surviving are a widow. 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