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Except Stindny By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation 317 King Street, Alexandria, Va. HOWARD W. SMITH, Prenident and Treanurcr WILLIAM A. SMOOT ... Vice-President MICHAEL T. DWYER Editor Entered at the Postoflice at Alexan* dria. Virginia, as second class matter, THE WORLD IN PEACE As a contemporary puts it, "the cunt'ain is about to fall upon the greatest cf wars. The stage has been cleared of supers and minor ac tors. The properties have been re moved. The table has been placed for the final act of the vast world tragedy. The places of the leaders have been designated. The docu ment is ready. The pens and the ink are at hand. Only the massing of the performers and the affixing of. t'he signatures remains. The German National Assembly took the only action open to it by voting by a large majority for acceptance of the inevitable. Yet it is report ed that it had to be nerved for its painful task by two significant com munications, a message from William II advising submission, ar.d one from Marshal von Hindenburg, who. having dene his utmost to avert the calamity, had failed, who knew the impossibility cf resistance, and who explained to the Assemibly what Marshal Foch could do." .. When wq lopk back upon the past few months and then turn to the shuffling, the trickery, the evasions, the whining, the unwillingness of the Germans to accept the edict of the sword to which they made ap peal; when we recall the sort of peace they made, with Russia and witlr-Rumania, their treatment of Belgium, the penalties they proposed to inflict upen their enemies when German victory seemed possible, something of the bitterness of the suffering they brought upon millions' of people is lost in thankfulness that they are the conquered, not the con querors. The following gruesome statistics of the late world war are in order: Killed, 70,000.000; crippled, twenty million; homes destroyed, one mil lion. money loss, one hundred and twenty billion; anarchic conditions over one half of Europe and with difficulty kept out of the remainder. THE COMING FOURTH OF JULY ? Independence Day this year will be an international event. In by gone years the Fourth of July com memorated the birth of Liberty in North America. This year it will celebrate the world wide Liberty at the close of a four years' conflict from which the Goddess of Liberty has emerged victorious with her motto "Sic temper tyraivnis" flaunt ing- to the world. Washington, capital of the United States, will be the international the atre. and active preparations are now in progress to make this one of the greatest events of the age. ?Representatives of all the Allied and neutral nations of the world will participate in the celebration to signalize the coming of world peace. Officials who are arranging the details, are hopeful not only that President Wilson will be home in time to take part but that Marshal Foch may be prevailed to accom pany him. Should the French gene er&lissimo be able to arrange it, he would be presented en his arrival with a magnificent sword as a gift of the Georgetown University, where his brother is a member of the fac ulty. Today Washington is the hub of America, after the Senate ratifies the peace treaty,! Washington be comes the hub of the' world. Before j the war Britain was the center o f j power. Now the empires are j>re=- [ sing we^tJward. The whole world looks toward America and the Na tional Capital. "Washington, on Independence Day, will rival New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festival. Fifteen thousand persons, under the direc tion of the War Camp Community Service, will take part in the pag eant. Foreign countries have appro priated large sums of money to par ticipate in a parad-c which will rep resent the ''world in peace" and which will include more than thirty- | floats. The various countries are vying with each other to have the most artistic representation. President Wilson, all diplomatic representatives in Washington, merrfbers of the Supreme Court, Cabinet officers and members of Congress will sit in a huge re viewing stand at the Capitol. TEACHING BOLSHEVISM It is distinctly disturbing to learn there are lo Sunday schools reguar ly in opei*ation in Brooklyn in wh'.ch principles of Bolshevism are taught and encouragement to believe in that fantastic doctrine given to hun dreds of boys and girls. These schools are Socialistic in their origin and largely Socialistic in their pur pose. but they go much further than American Socialists are in the habit of going by praising Bolshevism and acclaiming Lenine and Trotx.ky. Nor is that all. They uphold men con victed in this country for flouting the laws, thus creating the spirits of insurrection and biinging into eon tempt our system of Government and those charged with its conduct. The Brooklyn Standard Union in commenting on these disturbing conditions says. "It requires no fine vision to see where this tning will lead*to. The certain fruits of filling the minds of the young with the poison of Bolshevism, with class ha tred, with disregard for the law and disrespect for our form of goven ment are anarchy. These boys and I girls will grow up in the belief they should resist all authority and not hesitate to plunge the country into chaos in order to promote their po litical and economic ideas. The world has seen what a red ter rcr Bolshevism is. It has prostra ted Russia and is gnawing at the foundations of other governments. The threat is here?is actually in Brooklyn and in other communities, especially the large industrial cen ters. There should be a way to close these "Sunday Schools," just a? there are means of combatting the growth of Bolshevism. This farba rous thing must be challenegd and or.e method of doing so is by expos ing its wickedness, its utter disre gard for liberty and property." THE PROHIBITION ACT The House Judiciary Committee v< ry wisely struck out of the Prohi bition Enforcement law the provis [ ior> which would have authorized the starch of private houses upon the affidavit of two ''credible persons." Nothing could be more likely to stir U]) strife than the licensing of an at my of spies and invaders of hi useohld privacy. As it is. the pro vision on the subject ought to he diastie enough to satisfy every rea sonable mind. Search of any place fcr intoxicants is still to bepermit tc I cn a warrant issued by an au tl" irized court. Even this, if it is carried out in a ruthless and fanati cal spirit, is sure to inflame public sentiment against the law. A man's house is still his cas-tle in this coun try, and though the majority of people may shed no tears over the saloon, it is doubtful whether they are willing to have their privacy vi olated by those wbo desire to pre vent their taking a glass of win? in their own homes. By the terms of the prohibition amendment the Government and the States were vested with concurrent jurisdiction in the matter of enforce ment. In our judgment it would have been better to leave enforce ment regulation entirely to each State. But the prohibitionists seem to be afraid to trust the people of tlis States in enforcing the law, just as they were afraid "tc trust them to vote on the amendment.?(Baltimore Sun. . ? WIRES GO BACK JULY 31. Senate and House Conferees Reach Agreement On* Repeal Bill. Washington ,June 25.?Agreement was reached late yesterday by Sen ate and House conferees on legisla tion to repeal Government control of telegraph ,telephone and other wire systems. The conferees adopted th^ House plan of terminating Govern ment control at midnight oh -the las': day of the calendar month in which th^ law is approved.. trll. and local exchange telephone rd'.KS would be continued four;months. unless sooner changed by State Com "Mssionis under the conference Agree ment?a compromise between the 90 (lays' rate extension clause of the Senate bill and the six months' con tinuance proposed by the House. The practical effect , of the .legisla tion, the conferees stated, will be that al f of the wires will be returned tr private control and operation at Mid night, July 31. as it is expected con j-'dently that the law will be Signed by the President early in July. HUNS MUST PAY FOR SHIPS France Decides to Require Complete Reparation for Scapa Flew Crime Paris, June 2o.?France has decid ed to require complete reparation fic.m Germany for the sinking of the German, war ships at Scapa Flew. This announcement was made by, M. Leygues, minister of marine, to the naval committee of the Cham ber of Deputies yesterday afternoon He declared that the act of the> Ger mr.ns violated both the armistice ant! i-ko peace treaty. Common Council At a regular meeting of the Com mbn Council of the City of Alexan dria, Va., "held June 24, 101'), there wire present: II. R. Burke, esq., President- Snci M;tsrs. McCaffrey, Matter, Ruben. Tt.'sr, Armstrong, Kaufmann, Wallles Dssmcnd, Pohl. Sullivan Raggett Lr.wler, Fletcher and Deavers." An ordinance radifying an ordin ance approved May 29th, 1919 entitl ed an ordinance to provide for the advertisement of bids fur $100,0^V(V re gi-:ered and non registered coupon bonds of the city of Alexandria, Va tc be called "Sehool and Improve ment Bonds etc.'' was read the first time and referred to the Committee or Finance. Amendments to section 82 and new se. liens to the license law 1919 and 1920 wa? offered by Mr. Lawler ar.d read three times and passed, Ayes 14; Noes 0. A resolution authorizing the Mayor City Treasurer and Auditor to curtail ir. I extend notes due by the city ;ras \v. rks was offered by Mr. Wattles arv' referred to the joint committee on ',irh: and Finance. The Auditors annual statement fis cal year ending May 31st, 1919, show in.: receipts and expenditures was re ceived. A report from Thus. W. Rcbins m ?City Treasurer showing receipt cnr! !i. bursement. general fund was re ceived. Reports of the operations of the city gas works for the year ending May 31st, 1919 together with the re port from Thomas W. Robinson city IS IT -JUST A COLD?" Alexandria People Should Ask Them selves This Question. Don't say: "It's just a cold." It may turn into backache, rheu matic aches, achy jo'mts. Or other serious sickness that ccmes from weak kidneys. Colds are due to congestion. Congestion makes the kidneys over work to filter the blood. Colds often leave the kidneys weak. First break the cold; Then use Doan's Kidney Pills to avert the kidney dangers. Let this Alexandria resident tell ycu jibcut them. Mr<. Walker Campbell, 707 Pendle ton St., says: ''I caught a cold and it settled'in my kidneys. I had such pains I cculd hardly catch my breath sometimes. When I bent over it 'was hard to straighten again, the pain was so bad. My kidneys acted very ir regularly esepcially at nijrht. I pot | Doan's Kidney Pills at Duncan's j" Dru.tr Store and took them according i to directions. I was entirely cured! ?.r.d, thought that was over two years ago, I have had no return of kidney trouble since." ? <p Price 6C'c at all 'dealers.. OieL't simpy ask for a kidney remedy?jrei ! Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that Mrs. Campbell had. Foster-jlilburn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, X. Y. treasurer in account with the city' gas' works and the report of F. W. Latham, Superintendent,- was receiv ed. - " ' r The committee on finance reuom mended the payment of $87.05 for water furnished foot of Wolfe street by the Alexandria Motor Co., and th? report was adopted, Ayes 14; Noes 0. A report from the City Health Of ficer shewing account appropriation cf incidental of office expenses was received. The resignation of Br. R. P. San didge City Health Officer was receiv ed and accepted with recrrets. ? W- C. Baggett from a special committee to remove side track at Washington and King street submit ted an opinion of H. Noel Garner, Corporation Attorney and the matter was recommitted to the special com mittee with power to hold meetings and follow the suggestions of the Corporation Attorney. A communication from Kenneth W. Ogiitn, Chief Engineer of Fire Dv/ p.nrment recommending a complete motorization of the. Fire Depart ment at an approximate cost of *20, mOO was received and 'referred to the J inr Committee an Fire ar.d Finance. The following petitions were refer red to the Committee on Streets: From Property owners on Lee Street between Duke and Wolfe for a sewer in that street. From George W. Pettit to ercct v-irajre at No., 31(5 South Fairfax r treat. From Mrs, E. E. Fair, to erect metal garage rear No. 215 South Lee Street. Frrm Property owners for a sewer ! r> St. Asaph street between Wilkes rn i Gibbon streets. The Board of Aldermen concurred in joint session to fill vacancies in Health Department. For Health Officer Mr. Matter nominated Dr. L. E. Foulkes and he was unanimous ly elected 21 members voting. Fov Bacteriologist Mr. Matter nominated Mr. R. B. Dearstyne and he was un animously elected 21 members voting. The Joint Session then dissolved ar.d the^. Board adjourned,, IT*. "R. Burke, esq-.,'* President TJpste: i - Daniel R. Stansbury, Clerk C. C. Board of Aldermen ? At a rejrul&r meeting of the Bc.-.r ! ? Aldcrmr-n-bfdd Tuesday. .Tune - 2-1. 1919 there were present: F. F. Marbury, esq., President and Messrs Anderson, Robinson, Harrison, Ballenger. Batc'neller and Summers. Resolution appropriating- $44,."00 for the erection of a colored schcol !aid on the table June 13, 1919, was taken up and passed by the follow in? vote. Ayes Robinson, Harrison. Batcheller, Summers, Ballenger and Mr. President?6 Noes 0. The following: papers received from the common council and their action concurred in: Bill of Alexandria Water Co., for >119.90 was passed. Ayes 0; Noes 0. Report City Treasurer on receipts eras works $104,710.14, disbursement >'i(i:;.?93.23, balance $822.91. Report General Fund, receipts $309,483.23. disbursements $303,104.15. Balance in city treasury, $0,379.08. Report of City Auditor. Report of Clerk of Gas received. Report of spe cial Committee to diamond switch at ICing and Washington streets passed. Resignation of Dr. R. P. Sandidge ac cepted. Report cf tlie Health Officer. Ordinance approved May 29, 1919 ertitled an ordinance to purovide for the advertisement for bids for $100, O'.i") of registered and non-registered coupon bonds of the city of Alexan dria, Va. Petition of sundry citizens for sewer on Lee street between Duke ond Wolfe streets. Petition from Geo. W. Pest it for permission to erect garage at 310 South Fairfax street, also one from Mrs. E. E. Fair to erect gar age at 21") South Pee Street. Petition .from sundry citizens for sewer or St. Asaph Street between Wilkes and Gibbon streets. Resolution and preamble from the C'-mmittee on Light relative to the ! Amendment to the City Licen Laws, at this junction Mr. Mat ter appeared and invited the Board ox Alderman to joint session for the purpose of election of a Health Of ficer and Bacteriologist. F. F. MARBURY,' President. W. \V. Ballenger. Clerk Pro Tem. Stomach Ills lennanently disappear after drinking -he celebrated Shivar Mineral Water Positively guaranteed by moaey-bark ofler. 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' 50c Embroidery banding Thursday yard 19c $1.00 All Over Embroidery Thursday yard 49c 8 and 10c Embroidery Thursday, yard 5c Three Women's $7.50 Sweaters Thursday .. $2.98 $2.50 and $3.50 Corsets, small sizes Thursday $1.49 Women's 25 to 50c Belts, Thursday each 10c Two $2.50 White Dress Skirts, Thursday each $1.39 One $3.98 White Dress Skirt, Thursday $1.98 Four Misses $4.98 to $6.50 White Lawn Dresses, Thursday each $2.49 Six Women's $12.50 and $15.00 White Lawn Dress es, Thursday each $7.50 Women's $2.50 White Crepe Gowns,-Thursday $1.75 One Ladies $19.50 fancy voile dress, Thursday $9.50 Two Women's $10.00 fibre silk sweaters Thursday each 5.00 Women's $1.25 and $1.50 White Voile Waists Thurs day r 79c $1.00 and $1.25 heavy white Skirting, 36-in wide Thursday yard 85c 50 dozen Women's gauze hcse, black and white, 50c value Thursday pair 35c 25 dozen Men's 50c Athletic Under Shirts and Knee Drawers, Thursday each 39c 20 dozen Men's Blue Work Shirts, collars attached, Thursday each 79c 15 dozen Men's $1.50 Blue Work Shirts, collars at tached Thursday each ? 98c Six dozen Men's $2.50 athletic union suits, Thurs day each $2.00 Table Silverware " For the June Bride Combining as it does., use and beauty, is the most appreciated of all gifts. Our record of the brides' choice of silver with our large and varied exhibit make duplication avoidable and her silver service a harmonious scheme. H. W. Wildt & Son Your Opportunity To Buy Excellent King Street Properties We Have Several Fine Locations From ' PITT STREET TO HENRY STREET Call and let us Show Them to You Graham & Ogdeo I 530 KING STREET ALEXANDRIA, VA. ! _JJ First IMational Bank ALEXANDRIA, VA. THE OLDEST NATIONAL BANK IN VIRGINIA ? The Largest and Strongest Bank in the City The Service Rendered by this Bank is Evidenced by its Phenomenal Growth. Resources March 5, 1917 $1,829,331.47 r 4, 1918 $2,020,055.80 " 4, 1919 $2,849,965.94 OUR ICE SERVICE STATIONS . No. 2?iOfi South Alfred Street , No. 3?.'J17 North Alfred Street No. -1?Commerce and Payne Streets Are now cpen, where ice will be sold at Plant Prices Less than 1Q0 lbs 10c per JQ<? His. 100 to 600 lbs 35 c per 100 lbs. Quanities in excess of 009 pounds at plant only Mutual Ice Company ' ? ' ' " ? 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