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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the United States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. VOL. CXXXV*-No. 256. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE MONDAY, ?>?a.i5uoj jo /uujqrj OCTOBER 27, 1919. ? Fcr this section?Threatening ! weather, with probable showers i tonight and Tuesday; not much j chanpe in temperature. PRICE ONE CENT HEALTH 8IARB III b BUSILY AT WORK ) About Twehty Suspects in Durance Vile Pending Examination. MENACES TO HEALTH Keeper of Evil Resorts, Inmates and Visitors to the Same Are Being Brought Into the Limelight. I Thirty-five or forty men were 'fis ; semhled today at a certain \ street corner, which brought forth ' queries from passersby as to the meaninjg. The gathering was in front of a building in which is situated the office ol* the health department. It , had become known that operations in ' connection with the work of the clinic j recently established in this city were j being conducted there. And this had I / brought the crowd together. ) Aibout twenty men and women, 1 white and colored, were arrested dur ing the past forty-eight hours. Some are suspected of conducting evil re Sorts, others of being inmates and the men having been caught within their doors were, according to law, arrested as visitors to evil resorts and subjected to physical examinations.! After the health officers shall have ( made their report, the parties will be arraigned before the Police Court to anisiwer charges of lasciviousness or keeping bagnios. Should any one arrested be regard ed as a menace to the health of the community, he or she will be commit ted to a state farm where, like the leper of old, they will be compelled to remain until furnished" with clean bills of health. ?Undler the law each physician is required under a penalty to furnish the health department with a report of all cases of a certain nature which are brought to their attention. The name, ocupatiors and address of each must be furnished, in order that the health department may.k?eP track of their movements. ? ? During the latter part of the civil war (55, years ago) the military au thorities took stops towards the eject ment from this city of certain men and women. Questionable houses were at that time'scattered in every sec tion of the city. The-work was. but partially accomplished, and towards the; end1, of hostilities no improvement in moral conditions'- was apparent. Our health department', however, is laboring under different auspices at present. It. is backed by the United States government and is likely to carry out its aims in the good cf the community in which it is located. \ FIRST CHURCH REVIVAL \ / Services Will be Conducted by Rev. H. J, Stewart, of Washington The special meetings at the First Baptist Church opened" auspiciously last evening. , A very large crowd was present.' Dr. E- B. Jackson preached on: "'What think ye of Christ?" He illustrated the sermon by references to the testimony of those who knew Jesus on earth. There was one conversion. Tonight at 7:45 o'clock, fdllowjng a prayer service.. Rev. H. J. Stewart, of Washington, will preach his first sermon. Rev. H. J. Stewart's ser mons in the Second Baptist Church of that city have attracted wide attention. Everybody, of whatever name, is invited to come and enjoy these sen-ices. NOTICE (Mary Lane, administratrix of the estate of the late Mattie K. Lewis hereby notifies all debtors and creditors to settle at once. 250-lp ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of stockholders of the Washdngton Safe Deposit Com pany Incorporated, will be held at the office of the company, No. Ill South Fairfax street. Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 4, 1919, at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of electing a board of direc tors for the ensuing yekr ami for the transaction of such other busi ness as may prbperly come before said meeting. :,i ' John C. Schroder, Assistant Secty. 250-2wks. ENDS HIS LIFE Raymond W. Rodgers of Franconia Shots Self in Head Raymond W. Rodgers, twentv-two yeiars aid, shot and killed himself last night while in> his room at his resi dence, at Lunt station, about four miles south of Alexandria in Fairfax, county. The cause of the shooting- could not be ascertained. The deceased is sur vived by his wife. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rodgers, of Fairfax county. His funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Church at Franconia, and burial will be in the cemetery at that place. HIBERNIAN RALLY Rep. O'Conner of Louisiana and Others Address Gathering Representative O'Conner of Louisi ana last night delivered a stirring ad dress at a rally of the Ancient .Order of Hibernians held in the Lyceum Hall. The speaker told of the history of the Irish people and their struggle for independence and he refuted statements made by a United States Senator recently in which the senator endeavored to disiparage the work ac complished by the Irish race in the history of the various nations. The first speaker of the evening was P. J. Haltigan of Washington, who told of the work accomplished by the Hibernians P. J. Conlon, of Mt Ida also delivered an address on the merits of the order. The meeting was presided over by M. E. Greene, and William Desmond, president of the local division, made a short address of welcome. CORONER'S JURY Jury Fails to Fix Responsibility For Death of Geo. Alexander, Colored A coroner's jury sur^oned by Dr. T. M. Jones, Saturday nigh'fc met at Wiheatley's mortuary chapel and in vestigated the circumstances attend ing the death of George Alexander, rr'oSored. killed Saturday morning while at work in the pit at the South ern Railway roundhouse. The jury gave a verdict to the ef fect that Alexander came to his death by beinlg struck by engine No. 1586 and did not fix the responsibility. The jury was composed of the fol lowing: Thomas Ohauncey, foreman; W.'H. Sweeney, Capt. Fountain Beattie, Vance K. Peele. James L. Foster, Julian K. Poss. The body was .shipped yesterday to Robuck,. S. C.:, for burial. SPECIAL MEETING A calkd meeting of Washington Memorial Lodge of Perfection No. 7 will be held Friday evening, October 3!'st, 1919 at 7.30 p. m., for the pur pose of making final arrangements for November Reunion. All members are requested tr? be present. W. W. Ballenger, 32nd degree Venerable Master. F. W. Latham. 33rd degree Hon. Secretary. 2">6-5c. UNIQUE RECORD In commemoration of twenty years service as superintendent of Christ Episcopal Church Sunday School, Edward S.' Lead'beatcr yes terday was presented with a hand some Bible. He succeeded his father, the late Edward S. Leadbeater. who 'served for thirty years in the same capacity, makine a -total of fifty years for father and- son. ' An unusual record?and worthy the fitting testimonial given by those who serve with him in the important work of teaching the ^oung the simple truths of Chris ianity. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Owing to the large volume of ad vertising carried in Friday's issues of the Gazette, all advertising copy 'or Friday must be in this office not later than 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, each week. This is to insure a place in the Gazette for each advertiser and compliance 'with this request will be accepted as a particular favor by the management. On Friday, October 24. the Ga zette was forced to leave out about 5 columns of advertising. It is in an effort to correct this condition and give the advertiser the benefit cf the newspaper that early copy is requested. - -? 256-3t. IT AVERT THE .IBS' STRIKE Prospects Today Said to be of an Oppimistic Nature STATEMENT BY LEWIS All Demands of the Union He Rep resents Are "Subject to Negotia tions," it is Alleged. Indianapolis. Oct. 27.?Prospects ' for averting the coal strike were op- j timistic today following the news j from Bloomiragton, 111., last, night that j John L. Lewis, acting president of i the United Mine Workers, had is sued a statement saying that all rh - mands of his organization weiv sub ject to negotiations. A "suitable reply" to the Presi dent's statement holding the impend ing strike to be not only unjustifia ble, but unlawful, probably will be drawn up at meeting of the interna tional 'executive board of the Un.'ted Mine Workers cf America, to be he-Id here Wednesday, according to a i statement by William Green, secre tary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers. Green declined to comment en the I President's statement pending such action as the board may take, further than to say that it was impossible now to rescind the strike order, ef fective November 1. "I suppose that a suitable reply to the President's istiatemcr.t will (be drawn up at the meeting Wednes day," he said. "The meeting had al ready been called for thai date, but consideration of the President's | statement will now be the most im-1 porta nt business before the board." A HAPSBURG FOR KING Crotfn of Hungary <o lit; Offered <o Archduke Joseph Stockholm, Oct. 27.?The Svens ka Dag-bladet learns from what it considers an unusually well informed source that the Archduke Joseph of Austria will soon be electc-d Kirr? of Hungary. His popularity and au thority, th enewspaper stages are I growing steadily with the p-pula ticn and his consort, Princess Augus tine of Bavaria, also enjoys great popularity as the result of her self sacrificing work for the Red Cross during the war and the subsequent period of imres-t. If the Entente objects to the as sumption of the throne by this Haps burg archduke, the thousand-year-old crown of Hungary will be offered it is stated, to a foreign prince, prob ably of the English royal family. A resumption of the throne by former Emperor Charles is out of the ques tion. Archduke Joseph, often referred to as the most popular member of the Hapsburg family, has long resided in Hungary, and his authority and in fluence there were such, even after the overthrow of the monarchy, that he was able to form a government of which he was the head in August last. His retirement, however, was demand ed by the peace conference as a con-; diticn precedent to any negotiations for peace. "THE END OF THE ROAD" Capacity Audiences See Picture Shown Yesterday Capacity audiences yesterday af ternoon and last night attended the moving picture shown in the Rich mond-Theater entitled '"The End of the Road.' The first picture was shown in the afternoon for women only, and the theater was packed. At night the picture was shown at 7.30 an;! P.30 and at both occasions the hall was crowded. The picture was explained by Lieut. Charles R. Winfree. chief of investiga tions of the United States Public Health Service. It was shown under the auspices of the U. S. Public Health Sen-ice. the state of Virginia and the Alexandria Health Department. ANNOUNCEMENT The Mount Vernon Ice Cream Parlors will shortly open at 1102 King street, where they will served not only ice cream- but also a fine line cf candies and cigars. 25l-6c. Janies Priovolos. PROPOSED COUNTRY CLUB Report Will be Made by Committee Thursday Night The meeting which- took place last Friday night at the Chamber cf Commerce was so well attended in spite of the inclement weather, and the sentiment there expressed was so unanimously in favor of the formation of a country club that a committee on ways and means was appointed to select a desirable loca tion in the vicinity of Alexandria. This committee has been examin ing several possible sites and ex pects to haev its report ready for presentation at the meeting to be held Thursday night at S o'clock in Chamber of Commerce. | The finance committee is also [ busy in formulating plans which ! they expect to present for considera tion at the .same time. It has come to the knowledge of the committee that the circular let- j ter sent out last week did not reach j every one who might be interested i in joining such an organisation. If j such is the case, it is hoped that j Thursday nights meeting will find ' them present and ready to ro-opi-r- j ate. ONE MAN CAUSE OF STRIKE Bolougne Steel Works Refuses to Dis charge Non-Union Employee. Bolougne, Oct. 27.?All iron work ing industries in Bolougne are shut down as the result of refusal of one workman to join lite ironworkers' union. The trouble began with a part ial strike in one of the least import ant works, some of the employees yalked out because one workman soli cited by his comrades to join the union refused. The secretary of the union deman 1 ocl this man's discharge, which the manager of the works refused. There upen a general strike in the iron trade was declared, involving the shutting down not only of steel and iron works, but stoppage of the electric generat ing plant. Theatres and bakeries were forced to close, t'he latter unable to bake bread because the water sup ply was cut off. The situation, already serious, men aces evert graver developments. The trades unions arc threatening a gen eral strike in all trades unless they have their way in dismissing tli^ workman against whom they have no other grievance than that he refused to join the union. IN MEMOIUAM i lti loving remembrance of our dearly beloved sister, Madeline Butcher, who died one year ago to day. October 27, H)1S. She is lying, calmly lying. Folded hands across her breast. ' And she knows not of th(. dying. But a lying down to rest. And the wind, that's softly sighing Says to those dear ones forlorn See, she is not dead, but slecpeth. And will waken in the morn. 25(>-lp. Loving sisters In sad and loving remembrance of our daughter, Madeline Butcher, who died one year ago today, Oc tober 27. 11>18. The blow was hard, the shock- se vere, To part with one we loved so dear God loved her too and thought it best, So took her to His heavenly rest. Days of sadness still come over us, Hidden tears so often flow, Memory keeps our loved one near u.-; She left us sad one year ago. In sad but loving remembrance of my beloved husband. Louis Fultz, who departed this life one year ag:> today. October 2(i. 1918. A precious one from us "has gone. A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled. His heart was true, his life was sweet. His face our minds will always * see. Forgotten he will never be. 2~>fi-lp. By his beloved wife and son In sad but loving remembrance of my dear brother, Louis Fultz, who died one year ago. October 2fi. 1018. My thoughts are always wandering To the grave not far away. Where my brother is lying In his peaceful and lonely grave. I often sit and think of you When I am all alone. But memory is the only thing. That grief can call its own. By his loving brother, 256-lp. i B. C. Fultz. mis jwt CITY TUB II BRIEF Miss Elizabeth Lyons, of Balti more, Md., was the week end guest of Mrs. Harvey Williams, in Kin? street. Today is the second anniversary of the closing of; the second Libeuty Loan. Mr. and Mrs. Jchn T. Stephenson have retui'ned from their wedding trip. Miss Mary V Hellmuth has just returned from two weeks trip to Canada, Detroit and Pittsburgh. A meeting of the civic bureau of the Chamber of Commerce will be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the rooms of that organization. Miss Lillian Peele, who has been ill for some time past at the Alex andria Hospital with typhoid fever, is rapidly recovering. Mr. Frederick S. Tesh. of Pel Rav, was operated upon Saturday morning at Emergency Hospital by Dr J Ames F. Mitchell, of Washing ton. I). The vested choir of Christ Episcopal Church yesterday cave a special musical program which was publish.-d in the Gazette Saturday and a large congregation attended. Alexandria Lodge No. 7~>8. P.enev olcnt and Protective Order, of KIk< tonight will hold a meeting at which time there will be an initiation of candidates and other business. Many Alexandrians, will pro to Washington tonight to witness the arrival of the King and Queen of Belgium who are scheduled to reach Union Station in that city at 0 o'clock. Many union men from this city propose to participate in the big la bor parade which will be held in Washington tomorrow night. It es timated that -10.000 men will be in | line of march. The committee in charge of the bazaar to he given at Lyceum Hull next month will moot tonight at St. .Mary's rectory ami complete plans for the affair. The free clinic being held for the treatment of diseases at the Smith Building, 024 King Street, is attract ing a large number of patients ac cording to the health authorities who arc in charge. A meeting of the executive com mittee Mount Vernon Commuters' Association was held Saturday night when the increased rates granted the Virginia-Railway Company were taken up and discussed. As a result of the change of time which became operative Sunday morning persons who left Washing ton on the midnight car Saturday night arrived in this city at 11.30 o'clock according to the city town clock. The funeral of Mrs. William Monch took place this afternoon from her late, residence in New Alexandria. Rev. L. F. Kelly, as sistant pastor of St. Mary's Catho lic Church, officiating. Burial was in Bethel cemetery. The city health department is! notifying all persons who own prop erty where sewers have recently been laid that they must secure a permit and tap at once in accordance with the provisions of the city ordinance passed by city council June 10, 1002. The evangelistic service adver tised to have begun at the Metho dist Protestant Church. October 2f?. has been indefinitely postponed o\v ing to the serious illness of Evan gelist Bennett. A future meeting will be arranged for and announ ced. The regular meeting of the Par ent-Teachers' Association will be held at :i o'clock tomorrow after noon in Lee School. 'All members and those interested are urged to at tend and come early in order to witness an exhibition fire drill which is to be he'd for the benefit of those attending this meeting. The Rev. Berryman Green, D. D., dean of the Episcopal, Theological Seminary, this city, returned Saturr day evening: from the Episcopal General Convention, held in Detroit. Dr. Green was one of the delegates from the diocese of Virginia. The autumn meeting of the Fails Church district of Sunday School As sociation in Fairfax County, was held at St. Paul's Chapel Bailey's Cross Roads yesterday evening ac 3 o'clock There was a good attendance. Sev eral Sunday Schools of the district were represented. Deeds of transfer fot the follow ing pieces of property today were placed on record in tlie office of the clerk of the court: Harry \V. Ri se to Jacob Seigel to the Alexandria Lumber Company. Inc., a lot of ground on the eact side of Alfred between Wolfe and Wilkes streets. The General Realty Corporation to Chestev G. Shaw and wife house and lot 1-111 Duke street; M. T. Dwyer to Joseph A. Wallace and wife bouse and lot 528 Gibbon street and lot ">28 Gibbon street. LORTOX NEWS Mr. and .Mrs. Charlie English. of Lorton, entertained at an enjoyable party in honor of the birthday of their daughter, Miss Estella English, who was the recipient of many beautiful presents, among them a handsome bouquet of Chrysanthe mums, roses and carnations given by Mr. and Mrs. C. English. .Jr., flowers sent from Philadelphia bv Mr. \V. Stevens, who was prevent ed from attending, and a gold wrist watch by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Englnhr Sr. ' Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. Fbiji'lisli, Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. (J. C .English, iMV. and Mrs. R. Eng lish, Mr. Ii. English, Miss Edna O'Connor, Mr. Ray O'Connor. Mr. and Mrs 11. M. Lumbzrt, of Alex andria, Misses Dora Dawson, Mollie Sanborn, Edith Violefte. Gladys Sheppard. Theinia Tyrrell and Ruby Tyrrell. Messrs. George Williams'-n, C. Waddell, W. Marshall. F. Whit ?. Ellis Dawson, Ray Lembriek. a::d Pcrcy Lembriek and Eddie Cau*. h lin, from Philadelphia. The t?vening Wsls spout in (lancing and music, and a delicious supper was served. M'THI PRESS OBJECTS Protests Ag.iinst Proposal to Sur rend-r the Kaiser The Hague. Oct. 27.?The crUir? Dutch press joins in scathing crit icism of an article advocating t surrender of the former Germ:") Emperor for trial, which appeared recently in the weekly journal. Xt v Amsterdam. In the article, the ed itor, Prof. J. A. Van Hamel, the Dutch publicist, who was selected by Sir James Eric 'Drummond, secre tary general of the League of Na tions, as head of the legal depart ment of the secretariat of the league, argued that the question of the extradition of the former Em peror should not be treated as a purely legal matter. It should in stead be regarded, he says, from the point of view of the new juris prudence. belonging to the new era. and formal judicial obstacles should not he permitted to stand in th ? way of the extradition of Count flohenzollern. LABOR PARTY IMMIXEXT Leaders Work on Political Lines. Washington Hears Washington, Oct. 27.?The belief is becoming stronger among political observers in this city that the pre vailing industrial conflict in jfhis coun try will result in a concerted effort to form a powerful labor party which will ge before the country next year with its own ticket and its own plat form. ? It is an open secret, of course, that there are hold labor leaders who are working feverishly to this end; who ars seeking to capitalize the unrest for political use, and that they are urging their followers to go into ae-1 tive politics as a great third party as the or.lv means of accomplishing the fixed purpose of lalror to become the undisputed master of American industry. \ Norfolk salt water Oysters and Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill, foot of King Street., 227-tf. IS ABOUT 1011 * '? PI^lis to Push Past C^it^l and Take Up Strong f Defensive ' WHITE ARMY MOVING Bolsheviki Reinforcements Fail to Check Fresh Offensive?Denikine's Rear in Danger. Reval, Oct. 27.?The fal! of Pet rograd is inevitable, according to re liable advices. General Yudenitch in tends after the capture of the city not to halt in Petrograd, but to march forward to the line of Ladoga, at the River Volkhov, which connects Lake IImen and Lake Ladoga, about 75 miles to the east of Petrograd. where :i convenient line of defense against an attack from the direction of Mos cow, protected on either flank by the two big lakes, is offered. A mobili sation of the population in the rear of this line for the defense of Petro grad is contemplated. , Many have already left here en route for Petrograd, but they will not be permitted to enter the city, it is staled, because of the disease and shortage of food prevailing in Pet rograd. Helsingfors, Oct. 27.?The official' reports of the northwestern army state that General Yudenitch has suc cessfully resumed the offensive south west and southeast of Petrograd, in spite of the arrival of Bolshevik re inforcements from the north Russian front. The White troops have fought their way eastward as far as Tosiva, 2* miles cast of Gatchina, on the rail road to Mosco v*. This point had heen reached earlier by cavalry raid. The White troops were also pushing their way northward from Kjrasnove Seh> toward th'e Gulf of Finland, in trr emleavor to reach- the coast at a point between Kronstadt and Petro srrad. SPEAKING POSTPONED Attorney-General Palmer Will Speak Next Thursday Night The Cameron Club announces that tht? address to have been delivered' tonight in the auditorium of the Elks home by Attorney General A. Miteh ;;!1 Palmer under the auspices of that dub has been postponed until next Thursday night owing to the fact that the Attorney Ger.eral will be un able to he here, he having been de signated by Secretary of State Lans ing to participate in the reception to be tendered the King and Queen of Bekdum in Washington tonight. Tickets for the affair tonight will hold good for Thursday night. On that occasion former Representative C. C. Carlin will be presented with a chest of silver and a goW watch by the citizens of Alexandria as a token of ? heir esteem and appreciation-of his services while in Congress as a rep resentative of the Eighth district. FORCED TO SLEEP ON FLOOR Family Who Refused to Pay Exces sive Rental Deprived of Furniture Wilmington. Del.. Oct. 27.?At the instigation of Philip Herman, of D00 Pine street. Frederick Garden, his wife and eight children were dispossessed of their furniture by constables last night and the en tire family forced to spend the night sleeping on the bare boards in the empty house. One of the children is ill and Mrs. Carden will soon give birth to another. The family had refuse*! to pay an in crease in rent after Herman, who owns the house, had in one year increased the rental from $13 to $22 a month. Carden, who, according to Coun i-ilman McManus, is a hard and steady worker, refused to pay the increased rent on the advice of a lawyer. Last night a detective agency dispossessed the family. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Alexandria Water Company will be held at the office of the companyv Monday, Novem ber 3rd, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. . 239-23t. George Uhler, Secretary.