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r. Oldest Daily Newspaper in the Un?. i J States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Xorthern Virginia. VOWCXXXV?No. 244 ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE MONDA I For this section?Partly cloudy to night and tomorrow; becoming ; unsettled tomorrow. It t ? ? ?isaJ1 SuoD Y, OCTOBER 13, 1919. PRICE ONE CENT ft* People Do Not Catch Cold But Become Infected With Germs COLD DANGER SIGNAL >1 ? 'V There is no' Such Thing us a Harm less "Cold"'or "Sore Throat"?May I Transmbit Infection to Others. A man stopped me on the street the! other day and said, "Doctor, will you kindly te?l me what is a cold and how is it caused. I mean the ordinary corranfon cold; in the head, combined sometimes1 wfitlh sore? throat, thait seems to afflict mctst of .us durin.fr the fall and winter season's? I wa(s very glad to answer his ques tion: and as it is one of general pub lic interest at this time, I will give my explanation of this very annoy ing and often serious ? affliction. The trculble which is generally spoken of as a common cold in :h j head, is a condition caused by genos ard is highly contagious. When tliesi germs extend the infection downward inm the thrpat, we have the condi tion popularly called "sore throat."' A "conwriioni cold" is a name tha: people appiy to ailimost every mild infedtiou c.f the rvose, throat or lungs. If the ta'cuble is located chiefly In the nose, i.t is called a "cold in t!:v head" ai-tl if in the thiraat and lungs, "a cold on the chest." But it must bc meonbertAl that a "co-Id" is only the popular name -to describe a condition, and has r.o scientific meaning. It is just about as descriptive as to say a person .has "liver trouble" or "stom acb troupe." . A so-CAlltd 'cold' is no trifling mat ter, as it indicates an infection by one or. more forms of the varfous dis ease producing geims or bacteria as we call them, that are able to cause rrtore or less serious diseases cf the respiratory tract, such as rhhilt's, ton&iliitis, pharyngitis, diphtheria, pneumonia, eic. .,Tlre.'"pneumucocus," the germ cad.->mg pneumonia, is of ten preisent 'antd is frequently the actual cause of a so-called "cold,*' which later may develop' a true case of pneumonia. If th?.germs remained ire the nose arcd upper part rf the throat, you might have simply a long continued arid; very obstinate "co.ld," But if corid'JtaoTJs are favorabl?. the pneunrior.'cocci work on down into the lungs, and, pi:5? umbra a follows. You will often hear a person in dc ecrihi-ng siortne friend's sickness, say, "He caught a bad cold and it later turned into pneumOnia." People do not "catch cold" l?ut become infected with germs that cause a known dis ease. Such germs are generally passed ?fitom one- person .'to ahother by tho apt of coughing, sneeaing. or, loud ti'ik'iivg. Ths is what we call srpav or dropleit infection and such diseases influenza, grippe, measles, whoop ?ii}ig eougrh. pneumonia and tuberculosis aite usually- transmitted in . this man ner. . Did you ever notice that if one member of a family "catches a cold," .the (Others generally follow 'in line? The reason is very simple, as most people look upon a "cold" as a very harmless affair, hence take no pre cautions to prevent infection. So it is not hard to understand why the "cold" so<on passes from one member of the family to the other. A "cold" musit not. be considered a i disease in itself, but merely a sym- j ptom of a disease t*iat may or may ! ?riot fully develop later. Hut all will ?depend upon prompt treatment, or upon the kird of germs causing the tpouole, or the degree of natural im munity of the person, or the general good health and powers of resistance. Arty form of "sore throat." parti cularly in children and vounjr people, should always be regarded seriously. Diphtheria begins with a mild sore throat and is often looked upon as a simple "cold." if this disease is not prdmjpiily recognized and protective measures taken at once, many other NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Alexandria Water Cfciripawy will be held at the office of the conVpanyv Monday, Novem ber 3rd, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. 239-28t. George Uhler, Secretary people may become infected with these dangerous germs, especially small children. Don't take fooJish risks in such a case, but have your dorter sec the throat without delay, if the throat looks at all suspicious, he will make a I swab and send it to our laboratory for : microscopical examination. The germ of diphtheria is a living organism tiurt can be seen, measured and easily recognized beyond any shadow of doubt by a trained exfert. Many cases of sore faroat in ch'\ fiveh seem so mild that they are treated* with various home remed'es .>r patent mcdicines ami no doctor is railed. Many cf such ./ascs are really a mild form of true diphtheria, an?; wh'Je the patient h-ay suffer lit',]? or no harm yet is just ar capable of infecting others seriously, as if he or she had the disease in its most viru lent form .That is the way ma*..y epi df.ries of diphtheria are starlrd. The point 1 wish to make right; here is that there is no such: thing) as a harmiess "cold" or "'soro throat" !? may turn out harmless to ycu, "hu.t you are liable to transmit a danger ous :rjfcctfcn to ethers. 1 JiTve often been asked 1 Tie ques tion. "7)c drafts a yd wet feet cause e.?.->d sore throats?" In my opin ion t: ey (ijip, but not dir.'.'tly This opinion is- bassd upon mn.v years r.f ciref:?I observation. i p-.'.mM cuter into a lorrr techni cs; opii'nation here, so w?!l simply say that a draft of cold iir chilis a '??art of the body, which results in a congestion-of the delicate mucous ?n< ?? bra re lining the no?e. The first effort ef this is a sneeze Xuw nose oT ,* healthy adult w*I! secrete aiiout o:?> pint of watv.'v serum in 2t Vi '??. Y'j\x don't n itice 'his. h nv ever, as jt is ; I by tin* in sp:.ed ?;t and ^wyes r.ici?ten it ' ?-"I ."?? : enters rlur Inng.: So when 'he l!t:i-g of the teenn.es con gested by the chilling effects cf a draft, the secretion of this serum .s ere-atlv interfc-ml v cl- and causes a still gvo.Ver rong.?;:on and swell ing of the memibrar.e. The nostrils afre now filial to such an extent that breathing is difficult or rendered im possible thnouph the nose. We now have a condition that is abnormal ami u'h:ch is highly favorable to the rapid multiplication of any perms that may lie present. Kindly note that I use the words "rapid multiplication." and there is a ?rood reason}, for so dohtp. ;Let us sup pose for in&tgtncc that there is just one sirfple diphith'erja perm in'.such a nose to start with. In half an hour this irenrn will prow larger and split- in hairf, then we have two." In another half hour these two split into four and these four later into eipht and so on, until at the end of oiily 24 hours we will have the unthinkable num ber ctf two hundred and eipht y tril lion perms, all the product of that one lone > bup." This'wr3l pive you an idea why di sease pertnis?minute orpanisms in visible to the naked eye?can do so much harm and are so easily spread fro.ni one person to another. Remember then that a "cold" is a tlanpeir sipival. The color of this sip mil (the throat) may mean only tint you moist slow down, then a pa in it. may mean that you must stop ar.d step short at that! ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE Ilavinp qualified as administrator of the estate of the late Elizaboth Taylor, this is to notify all persons havinp claims apainst estate to present them, statement properly certified for settlement. All persons indebted to deceased will please set tle promptly. Robert II. Cox, 235-10t. Serjreant Administrator. ADM INISTR ATORS N OTICE Havinp qualified as administrator of the estate of the late Gus A. Schenks, this is to notify all per sons havinp claim's apainst estate to present them, statement properly certified for settlement. All persons indebted to deceased will please set tle promptly. Robert H. Cox, 235-10t. Serpeant- Administrator. Several barpains in used FORD' CARS at Remschel's* 243-6c NOTICE Subscription book for a limited number of shares to the 13th Series Gci-niar Co-Operative Buildinjr As sociation, No. 5, is now open at their offices, 110 "South Washinpton street. 239-P>c. Justus Schneider, Secty. STREET CAR RUNS INTO AUTO TRUCK One Man Killed and Eigh teen Men, Women and ChiloVen Injured ARREST CONDUCTOR Vestibule of Car Demolished and Front of Truck Badly Damaged by the Collision. One man was killed ami eighteen ! men and women were more or less | seriously injured at 8.30 this morn ing when a Silver Spring streaf car collided with a heavy army motor truck leaving Walter Reed Hospital. The car, coming: down a steep in cline, was traveling at an excessive rate of speed, according tn witnesses. The mctor truck, emerging from a gateway leading inlo the h ;sp:ta 1 grounds, was struck by the car and overturned, krll^ng the driver. Ed Ward Souther. a priva'te in the Quar termaster Corps at Walter Ree l Hos pital. The street car traveled aboul fifty yards after the crash. The front ?part of the car was entirely de molished. The motormian, Earl C. Nash, was Imdily injured. The car was loaded with pr.sser.g ers. a^l of whom were more or less badly bruised. Five were injure ! seri ously and may die. All the injured were taken to Walter lleed H:;spital. The street car was en route from Forest Glen, goini? south on Georgia avenue, when the motor truck ap peared from one of the driveways leading from Walter Reed Hospital, near Dogwood ^street. Witnesses stale that- the front wheel of th ? truck, was hardfly on the track when the car crashed into it.. The force of the collision turned the motor truck completely :> round, throwing it against a trolley polo, which caused the pole to strap under the weight. The vesti'bule of the car was demo lished, an''! the front of the truck was badly dam-aged. Benja'min Hawkins, conductor of the street car, was arrested and taken to the Tenth precinct station bouse, where'he will he ht?ld pending an investigation of the wreck. SPECIAL VESPER SERVICE Knijrhts of Columbus Observe Mis covery Day Under the auspices of Fitzgerald Council No. -InO. Knights of Colum bus. a solemn vesper service was held last night in St. Mary's Catho lic Church in-observance of Discov i ery Day. The vespers was sung by the choir of St. Patrick's Church, Washing ton. under the direction of Prfessor C. A. Benson and a large congrega tion attended. Members of the order occupied seats in the center aisle of the church. In addition to singing the vesper service the choir also sang "Tanyum Erjro" and ''0 Salutoris.' The ser vice was conducted by the congre gation sin^rin^ "Holy Gorl We Praise Thy Name." Rev. M. .T. Riordan, of the. Immac ulate Conception Church. Washing ton, preached an eloquent sermon rn Knights of Columbus. The Knijrhts of Columbus will end their celebration tonight with an oyster roast which will be given at the Lyceum Hall. JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN I All is in readiness for the Jewish j Relief campaign which will begin to morrow. The drive will end October 21. Ministers in every church urjred their parishoners to contribute lib Jerally to this cause. As heretofore ^ stated Alexandria's allotment is $5,000 and the allotment for the state is $.'100,000. MARRIED TRAVIS-SEVFMS?Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Travis announce the marriage of their daughter, Eva, to Howard A. Simms, on Saturday. October 11, 1019, at 7 p. m., by Rev. E. Hez Swem. of Washington, D. C. 244-lp. F. C. PULLIN LOSES Al'TO Hudson Super-Six Valued at $2,500 Stolen From Alexandrian in Washington. A Hudson Super-Six automobile belonging to Frank O. Pullin. of this city, was stolen Friday morning while Mr. Pullin was in a store at 20 B street, northwest. Washington. MY. Pullin values the machine at $2,500. J Just as Mr. Pullin entered the J store a man walked up and entered the machine and made up off. A report of the theft was immediately made to the Washington police who informed Mr. Pullin that unless the machine was taken out of the city they have hope of recovering it without delay. IN MEMORIAM i In sad but loving remembrance of our dear daughter, Helen L. Ken drick, who departed . this life one J year ago today October 13, 1918. | You are not forgetten Helen dear. Ncr will you ever be, For as long as life and memory last We will always remember thee. (Mav her soul rest in peace). <i By her loving father and mother. 24 4-1p. In loving memory of my beloved wife, Annie I. Hayden, who depart ed this life one year ago yesterday. October 12, 1918. The loss was bitter, the nain severe To part with one I loved so dear. The trial was hard, I will not com plain, *But trust in God to meet again. By her devoted husband and children 224-1 p. Sacred to the memory of our dear daughter and sister. Annie [. Hay den who departed this life one year ago yesterday. October 12, 1018. In the graveyard safely sleeping, Where the flowers quietly wave. Lies the one we love so dearly In.her lonely sMent-^rave. Thou are gone, but not forgotten, In this great world of strife. Thou shall always be remembered. As lone: as God gives us life. Mere and more each day we miss you Friends may think the wound is healed. Rut they little know the sorrow, That lies in our heart concealed. Days of sadness still come over us Tears of sadness silently flow, . Fond memory keeps my beloved one npar .us, Though heaven claimed'.her one year afro. Ry her beloved mother and ::isti r. ?'-14-1 p. , i " In sad hut loving remembrance of our dear daughter, Audrey V. Hall, who left us so suddenly one year ago yesterday, October 12. 1018. That dear beautiful day in October When God. bid you come It made us so sad and lonely When we knew he had called you home. When the hour struck, when the sun of your life"was sitting in the gulden west, You murmured not dear Audrey But went bravely on too rest. Your dear face is always with us, Your dear sweet smile, your black eyes too, ! You cannot come to us dear Audrey But some day we will come to you. God needed another little flower The blow was hard for us too bear When the message came for you To grace his u:ppcr garden there. By her loving mother 244-11. Mrs. Alice Hall. In loving remembrance of my dear daughter. Bertha T. Johnson, who departed this life one year ago to day, October 14, 19 IK. Gone but not forgotten. For we hold your memory still How we regret too part with theo But it is the Master's will. I It was his voice that called From labor too reward ! Sleep *on dear one, We will meet again where parting is no nioi'e. ! I never can forget you dear daugh ter. While in this world I stay, I For my heart has never been the same. Since the day you passed away. 244-1 p. Mother. Norfolk salt water Oysters and Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill, foot of King Street., 227-tf I III. C. A. PLANS SOON WlfiBE READY Will Raise Funds For Non 1 Equipment Depart ment MOVEMENT ENDORSED I Course Planned to Include Physical, Social. Educational and Religious Activities. i The proposition of a City Y. M. C. A., for Alexamfefr-fa was presented to a number of business men and lay Men individually. Then it was brough! to the attention of the directors of the Charnfber of Commerce and was referred to the Civic Bureau" of that chamber for i'ts consideration. The whole proposition wafc presented tc ;hc ministers of the city before it came to the attention of the Civic Bureau. The ministers of the city unanimously approved the plan and appointed Rev. Dr. E. V. Rejfester to present the minister's opinion to the Civic Bureau. The sSiwte coni'miii.tee of the Y. M. C. A., had their Dis trict secretary, Mir. Leo Rippy and State county work secretary Mr. E. G. Caster to present the matter to the Civic Bureau which wais'dcn? September 22. After the presentation nn<l address by the ministers ami a nunvbeir of business men who were very much in fav.cr of it, the Civic Bureftu unanimously accepted the plan and asked the directors to ap prove the plan ami allow chairman of Cuvic' Bureau to appoint fifteen of the leading business men to work out the. detaMs with the Y .M. C. A. rep resentatives.1 The directors of the Chamber of ? Commerce unanimously approved the' civic bureau's recom mendation on October S. It is seldom that any one will find :i place where the ministers of a city tii? Laymen of the churches ami the Chamber of Commerce agree so un animously upon any proposition, as they <lid in Alexandria on the Y. M. j C. A.,,movement. It goes to show the j sprrit. thn.fc exists is one of full con-j Utdemtion for the welfare of the in-j (Ijfviyluakj of the city, as well as the, collective interest of the business of the city. The next-, question that will arise is j the (jnesltfon of a buildinpr. The pro-j posed plan (loos ret take into con sideration t'ne erection of a buildinsr. The Y. M. C. A. for the past 30 years has been working in c'ties without :: bui'Mir?? atvl the experience from such an undertaking is one that cm pels every one to see the ad vantage of at least beginning the wrk in such way. The Young Men's- C'hri.4 ian .Ys-cciatior,', is not a build in?, it is a program. Its place in a city is ravt to build big buildings to house the i nit crest around such a building hut to co-operate with the agencies in that <-ity, the home, the school, the church, in selecting, developing, and enlisting the leadership of the your-; men arid boys of that city. The As sociation should be as it will be in Alexandria an organization of the Protestant churches working with all men for their betterment. In selecting developing ami enlist ing leadership, of the people, th? As sociation does it by a program and trot by a buildirvjr. The program is complete, the physical, the social, the Educational and religious. A com plete program carried on under such ; an organization working with ail the chiurches, or all churches working it, j working with all citizens of the city can only mean one thing, and that is Hie advancement of Hod's Kingdom here anions men. To carry on such a program takes organization. As given above fifteen business men will be appointed and around these fifteen men a city board will lie formed. -This city board will STOCKHOLDERS MEETING The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Howard Lumber Com pany, Incorporated, will be held ? at its principal office, 111 South Fair fax street, Alexandria. Virginia, at 11 o'clock A. M., October 27th, | 101 P. By order of the Board of Di rectors. Howard Lumber Company, Incorpo rated. Josiah Howard, President. 24l-15t. Jay P. Felt, Secretary. ------- - ' _ - * , .* . . '. i . .r direct the program, a trained Y. M. C. A. Secretary will under their di rection promote a pro-am for the city, consisting of the physical, social' educational an<i religious activities. The City Secretary will select with the help of the ministers cf the city and the City Y. M. C. A. Board, cer tain committees ^to carry on tlic work. So-me of tftesie committees will lie a? follows: Co-operati'on with the home, co-operation with the school, co rporation with the church, co-opera ti'Oii with the industries, co-operat or: with the municipality, and la si: and of the greatest of importance the ccm nnSttee en boys work. The boys w?rk comprising al sides of the bey life. working with Boy Scout movement, and other programs for the boys of the city. With such an organization the greatest amount of social, physi cal, educational and religious activi ties can be carried on. The City Y*. M. C. A., Board will be announced in a few days an;l definite announcement as to raising the lccil budget will be made. PAHA I) E NEXT SUNDAY Movies Will he Taken of Sunday School Parade by V. M. ('. A. Sunday, under the direction of the City Y. M. C. A., District Secret:.ry Rippy, acting as city secretary, the state committee of the 'association will make a moving picture of the big Sunday School parade In addi tion to this pictures will also be made of the places of special inter est around Alexandria. The reason for this is that th?? Y. M. C. A., will have this Sunday School reel develoed and shown in Alexandria first, and then this 1 eel will be released all over the state, ?c that people will see that people of Alexandria are interested i:i the Sunday School wcrk and that by this picture other Sunday Schools will be uncouraged to make nn re effort to enlist people in such work, and that many hundreds of people all ever the state will be influenced toward the Sunday Schools of their respective ehurcIn s. ilr. Chamberlain, of the State Staff of the Y. M. C. A., will had the community singing Sunday aftev noon after the parade, in Christ Church yard. Sunday" will be a big day for the whole state. The influ ence of this dav's work will !>:> 1' -11 all over the staty, every one shr dd do their utmost to make the day a success. ' WILL ELECT POLICEMEN The regular monthly nuet'r.g of the Beard of Police Commis icmrr will be held on Wednesday night next at which time- the ? election cf two members of the police fore? v i! take place to. fill ya.cancics_t;au *fi liy the resignation of Sergeant Set* and .Private Grover.. All can.;iti;c are requested to be present. IN MEM OK I.AM Tn memory of my dear sister. Helen I.. Kcndrick, who died October 13. 1018. Often to my heart comes a bitter cry Why oh. why did Helen die, Then comes an answer so solemn and deep. Helen is only asleep. From this world of grief and sorrow To the land of peace and rest. God has taken you dear sister. Where you will find eternal rest. 2'M-lp. By her sister Maggie. In sad but loving romembrarce of our loving wife and mother, Jan:? Carter, who departed this lif" one year ago today. One year has past since that sad day When the one we loved wirs called away. God took her home it was His will. Hut in our hearts she liveth still. On you dear wife I could depend And knew I had a sincere friend And all the hours on earth you spent Your heart to us was always bent. Though our family circle is broken And the parting fills us with pain We hold as a glorious tken The bright hope of meeting again. You dont know the sorrow to lose a loved one. Until God sends a messenger Hto your home It is sad when he calls for or the other. But he worst blow of all when he calls for mother. By her husband. J. B. Carter, 24-1-1 p. and children. Mr. Woodbury is an expert on FORDS". Have you seen him at Remschel's. 243-Gc MPPEIK ABOUT CUV TOLD II BRIEF The board of directors of the Chamber of Commmerce will hold a meeting tonight. Miss Margaret E. Normoyle has returned from Hound Hill. Va.. where ^he spent the past two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Mundy are visiting Mrs. Mundy's aunt. Mrs Beverley Ambler, Sweetbriar, Va. Rev. Dr. S. A. Wallis has return ed from Fredericksburg, Va.. where he held services at St. George'e Church Dr. Edward A. Gorman, who has been attending surgical clinics in New York for the past thirty days, has returned home. The October term of the circuit court for Prince William county, Judge S. G. Brent presiding, con vened today at Manassas, Va. Ensign and Mrs. John O'Beirne, of Fairmont, W. Va., formerly in charge of the Salvation Army here, are visiting their friends in this city., Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Crane, of Braddock, spent the week end with their cousins, Mrs. W. Y. Slater and Mrs. Robert Carter. Pet ersburg. Va. A northbound electric train jumped the track at King and Co lumbus streets at 11 o'clock last night considerably delaying north bound traffic. Sergt. Irving Tennyson, who for the past eighteen months has been overseas with the medical depart ment. has been mustered out of ser vice and returned home. ' City Council will reconvene to morrow night after the annual sum mer recess. A large volume of rou tine business that has accumulated will be up for consideration. In the Corporation Court today, Judge L. C. Barley presiding, the case of the commonwealth against Charles L. Wilburn. indicted for grand larceny, is in progress. iMiss Vera (lermond left last Sun day for New York. Montreal ami Quebec, accompanied by Mis? Lillian Claubaugh. of Washington. They will return about October 2">th. The ease of a man suspected of ueing engaged in scIIinjr of ardent spirits is slated for a hearing: at a special session of the police court which will be held at 7 o'clock to night. During the past week several hun dred automobiles passed through j Alexandria en route to North and j South Carolina being brought under their own power from the plants of the manufacturers rather than take the change of delay by the railroads. j Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Travis nn | nounce the manage of their daugh ! tor. Miss Eva to Mr. Howard A. 1 Simms which took place Saturday j evening in Washington. Rev. E. Hc-y. Swem officiating. The couple will reside at the home of the bride's pavc-nts, Del Ray. A large class of candidates will be initiated tonight by Alexandria Lodge of Klks. At this meeting the question of returning to its former home, jvhicb during the war was oc j cupied by the War Cami> Conimun i ity Club, will he determined upon, j Afterward there will be a social ses sion. A large class will initiate to night by the Loyal Order of Moose at their hall over Alexandria Na tional Bank. Over 75 applications have been received by Bert O'Brien, the District Deputy Supervisor in charge of the campaign here. He states ihfi initiations, will be given each Monday night and without doubt the desired 1.000 members will be '< reived before the closing of the campaign. Interest is increas-., ing in Moose circus and-thus far^t'ne membership has been very satisfac tory. ? ?