jpglUilSllKD EVEttY AFTERXOON
^ Except Sunday
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation'
317 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
liOWiUtD IV. SMITH, President ami
TV1I.L1A1II A-. SMOOT ... Vtcc-Prenlocnt
.UtCUAKL T. DWVEK Editor
Entered at the Postofllce at Alexan
dria, Virginia, as second claaa matter.
WEARING THE END OF JULY
The montn oi July, 1919, is draw
ing to a closc. Only two more days
of this torrid month remain. The
;"inpcrature has been high nearly
nil the month, and the last week has
iK'vn especially torrid.
Tii temperature yesterday and last
night was stifling, although a
breeze from the north prevailed dur
ing the day. It was. however, far
from refreshing and during the lulls
in the flaws the heat was oppres
sive. As the day ncared its closc
the zephyrs virtually ceased, and
the perspiration rolled freely off
man and beast. It was far into the
night before most people sought
:.''ecp, which, however, was aln?ost
impossible under the prevailing con
ditions. Humanity turned from side
to side in attempts to close their
eyes in slumber. while cross child
'?'vi. rendered uncomfortable by the
boat, tossed and fretted throughout
<he night. A large majority arose
(hi-- morning unrefreshed to face
another day which gave every indi
?ati'Mi of being a scorchcr.
The entire eastern scction of the
country has J,een in the grip of the
prevailing "sizzard.'" Deaths from
heat aro reported in various cities,
v.'hile hundreds have been prostrated
l " the hiirh temperature.
So far no fatalities have occurred
in ^Alexandria, nor have any pros
trations been reported. All, how
ever, forced to expose themselves
should take every precaution, a?
s-'mslrokcs have occurred in our city.
Health boards issue rules which are
vrii'l to prevent cases of coup de
:-<?*cil. Some suggest that l>ut little
should be eaten during the preva
lence of hot waves. Others, however,
believe we should eat an abundance
of nourishing food, which, they
think, keeps the fires of life at a
noint which minimizes the danger of
The best safeguard is to keep out
of the sun as much as possible, al
though in many eases persons cm
!>jcyed indoors have fallen victims
? On Tuesday, August 5, 1919, there
is. to be held a Democratic primary
at which time a State Senator is to
be elected from this District. C. J
Mrcfze and Walter T. Oliver are the
Tn determining their fitness to
serve in this office, it is important
that the public should be fully in
formed of certain facts.
T refer to the action of the Vir
ginia State Bar Association which
rnnde public condemnation of Mr.
Oliver's conduct. Here follows a
record of what transpired at that
Extract from the report of the
?Executive Committee to .he Virginia
State Bar. Association at its annual
meting held at Richmond, Virginia,
on May 1T>-17. 1919.
4'At its meeting in January, the
Secretary brought to the attention
of the Committee correspondence in
regard to the conduct of Walter T.
Oliver, a number of the bar. of
Fairfax County, wherein he was ac
cused of making charge for services
render: d as attorney to registrants
indi'r the Federal Draft Laws, which
correspondence had been referred to
the Committee by the Adjutant Cen
tral of Virginia, in his litter of No
veinber 16. 1918. and although the
Also mice. Absolutely prevents
( Jurs from carcass! One package
]-i.?yes this. RAT-SNAP comes in
cukes?r,o mixing with other food.
" i. si/,e (1 cake) enough for Pantry,
K LcIkii or Cellar.
jUc size (2 cakes) for Chicken
J: vise, wops., or small buildings.
SI.00 *izc (5 cakes<) enough for
v.U farm and ou:-fou ridings, storage
bti/ldingi, or factory buildings.
Sold and Guaranteed by R. K.
Knight, ami -Sou. Alexandria; Mankind.
Sl-tc, Fails Church.
not} a|fli$fj^?,jr of th oAsL'nj 65jqi, it
passcMfv thc^fo 1 owing resolution:
'The Committee makes, this record
of its condemnation of the-practices
reported, as being: not in accord with
the ethical principles which should ?
and do prevail in this Common- '
wealth among the reputable mem
bers of the bar, but owing to the fact
that the person fcharged: with
this violation of the proprieties of
cthe profession is not a member of
fthis Association, we arc 'with
out authority to exercise such dis
ciplinary measures as would other
wise be appropriated, and the Sec
retary is instructed to notify the
Adjutant General accordingly.' i
The above is a correct copy. ?
?Tno. B. Minor, Secretary, j
Fortunately, the people of this
district have ample authority to ex
ercise appropriate disciplinary
measures. They can snow Mr. Oli
ver under an avalanche of votes.
Surely we are not so forgetful of
the heroes of the war and the im
perishable principles for which they
fought and died that we can now
reward a man who refused them
the voluntary reward of his advice
and help. Purely we cannot believe
that, a man, lacking in public spirit
during our darkest hours and in the
moment of our greatest national
'?risis, has sufficient public spirit
now to make a public servant.
In the greatest test Mr. Oliver
failed the people. The people should
fail him now.
179-lp. J. Randall Caton.
THE CAUSE OF THE KIOTS
A Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia Ledger says the re
cent riots in Washington was caused
by bootleggers in that'city. Among
?they things the correspondent says:
''It may surprise a great many
peovle to learn that bootlegging is
at the bottom of all the trouble.
"Bootlegging, since Washington
went opy, nearly two years ago.
has been carried on exclusively by
I M".rroes?men and women. l.ieso
whisky runners not only have grown
immensely rich, but they have be
come contemptuous of all law.
"The profits of their illegal trade
| have enabled them to buy high
powered automobiles. These cars
were used to run the blockade be
tween Baltimore and Washington.
The occupants of the cars always
were heavily armed and whenever
challenged by the border police a
pistol battle invariably resulted.
"A careful inquiry into the causes
of the riots of last week develops
the fact that they were started by
a few soldiers, sailors and marines.
These soldiers, sailors and marines
hau invaded the southwest section
:.f the city ?cnowu as the home of
; ]?e bootleggers. There they had
been solicited by colored men who
ffcrc! lVf.i'vr for sale. The soldiers,
sailors and marines had gladly part
-d with $0 each for half pint lots of
supposed blockade whisky.
"After much secret bargaining
they emerge]! from the lair of the
bootleggers and upon opening then
precious half pints flasks found they^
were filled, with cold tea. Scores
of soldiers, sailors and mar.ru?. it
would seem, had beer, treated in the
same manner. Ihu result was a r.t.<'
planned solely against the boot: g
g?rs of the southwest. That is how
the trouble started. And of course,
once started, it spread throughout
Gifted Palmist and Clairvoyant
She dees not tel:
things to please
you, but read- your
hand just as it in
UUUM _ dicates. from th.
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tells every person
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remain so; what business you arc
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the true road to success and happiness
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now how when and where to tmd
liitm which will be revealed to you.
She tells yea what you have done and
what you are doing now and what >oi
ve going to do. AH told without ^ ~
i"g a single question. She has helper
.?'.hers, why not you?
No matter what may be your 2tn
b'.tion, h'jpe or fears, .he guarantees
help you. Are you in trouble .' D .
you find the one you have bestowed
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Kc^dnv^Sl.OM ;1 ;
Located 605 nin;r btrcet
CLARlFtiX& TIlB BIBLE'
! j" "'?> smcs I ?; *a
ll^nry Ford'isaid-'inithe course: ?f/ij
his 'examination- at''Dptrrtit. '? ?
ways thought the BSbTe' cbftld "'Be '
written'into clearer language." J
The Boston (Transcript in this
connretior. s.Vvb ''almost anyone's,,
first reaction to this remark is one \
of astonishment. Where is the BrWe i
lacking in clearness? The uuthori- j
zed version has been the model of I
c 1 ear ?ujd simgitj . K^giish , f V9m^ the j
day when it; was ..put forth. Mjicnu- j
lay once, s'uid' that'"if.. eVervthirfe -else
in the, language should perish, "the
Bible alone would suffice to'show the
whole , extent of the beauty \ and
power.. of the. English-' "'tongue.
The re In ark of Mr. Ford seems at
first blush wholly mysterious. But a
little reflection' Suggests the expla
nation. The' language of the Bible
is not the language of the street or
the counting house of the present
Mr. Ford is not the first* man
to whom the idea of modernizing
the language of. the Bible has oc
curred. Modernized .versions,, at
least in a fragmentary way, have
i>oen seriously attempted. In them
the "thees" ar.d "thcus" have to go.
and 4<eth" gives place t'-. d" or '"t.
In them phrases such a? "thy rod
and thy staff they comfort me" un
dergo translation into such lingo as
this: "I feel that I am all right
v. hen you have got hold of me." Alas
frr the Fordian idea! No one v.'ill
have such versions; and they are
.-less as they are insolent, fur if
the Bible were translated into the
lirgo of the day. it would have to
bo retranslated into another lingo
fcr the next generation, an:! the
tangled mess that would result
would not be conducive to clearness.
If Mr. Ford still thinks of a clarify
u.g of the I'ibh in this manner, he
i.-'.-t think again."
, K ILLEL>. L\ ij?.RIK E IilOT "
ph:cr.go,i July On-c .man wa*
sh'ft :anfl killed an<l .another seriously
wounded late Sor.day' night in a
strike" not "an the ' southwest* side of
i i ? ..! . ..
? PRESENT ADVERTISERS ? In
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. Srijig your plans to a head and start
*l ' advertising immediately.
;? Advertising began as an afterthought
of business, but became the fore
: thought.'Just as it was a part of the
; forethought of war that insured vic
tory, so advertising must become the
forethought of peace to insure pros
? .: Advertising Anticipates; Advertis
ing Discounts; Advertising Compels.
.Advertising.is the surest, quickest, and
most economical selling force known to
The power of an idea multiplied in
millions of minds moves governments
?o]' goods?as the case may be.
The Department of Labor urges
more advertising by merchants and
manufacturers to insure the present
prosperity of the Nation.
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. L?. WILSON, Secretary
ROGER W. BABSON,
Director General, Information and Education Servicc.
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