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01dfc?t Daily Newspaper In the UnitcU States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. VOTi_,OX'XXV?No. 257. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE TUESD'A Y, OCTOBER 28, 1919.' ! *' . For this section?Showers j afternoon; fair and much i tonight and Wednesday. i * ! * r ! PRICE ONE CENT Ill HEALTH RAIDS Six Young, White Women Among Those Arraigned ' Last Night WOMEN CRY IN COURT White Women Paroled In Custody of Salvation Army?Others Held for Investigation. Twenty-four men and women, ?white and colored, among whom were six white women ranging in age from fourteen to nineteen years old, all of whom were taken in the raids conducted during the past seventy-tiwo houft by the United States Public Healthr service au thorities, the state health depart ment and the city health depart ment, with the co-operation of the police, were arraigned last night at a special session of the Police Court before Justice L. H. Thomp son. The trial of the accused parties was private, only newspaper men and those interested, being permit ted to attend. The scene was a pa thetic cne, several of the young women, when, the court announced its intention of sending them to some home, wept and one of the women fainted and had to be car ried from the court room to an ante room where she received medical at tention. [It was explained by the repre sentative of the U. S. Public Service, Lieut. Charles R. Winfree that the purpose of that depart ment is not to prosecute or perse cute, but simply in the interest of the' public health that the parties were taken up by the authorities. The court in some instances an nounced its intention of sending the young white women to home con ducted under the auspices of the , state. This order, however, was rescinded, when Mrs. Hellwegc, wife of Capt J. D. Hellwege, of the Salvation Army, asked that the young women be paroled in her custody. This being done these wo men were ordered to report to the clinic being conducted bv the health authorities.1:! Others were ordered sent to-jail until they are examined at the Clinic. / !A white man and a white woman who were among those summoned announced tbeir.vintention of getting married. This proved satisfactory to' the court and their case was dropped. The last case heard was that of a young white woman who was brought in by the police just after the others had been tried. It was testified that ( she was loitering around a jitney stand. She said she came to Alexandria from Se attle, 'Washington.' She was de 'tained for examination by the medi cal authorities. ?In addition, to the six white wo men, there were two white men, twelve colored women and four col^ ored men. Attorneys,.!!. Noel Gamer, Rob inson Moncure and Charles Henry Smith appearwl for some those ar raigned. 'Attorney Smith stated that he ex pected to appeal some of. the cases. In addition to Lieut. Winfree the city health department was repre sented at the hearing by Dr. Louis Foulks, city health officer, and Dr. J. J. Garvey^ deputy health officer. The health authorities propose to continue their activities and further arrests are anticipated. lA crowd of several hundred men gathered around police headquarters in hope of hearing the trial, but they were doomed to disappoint ment when it was announced that the trial of the parties would be held behind closed doors. r As a result of the activity of the health authorities the physicians in charge ef the clinic are now 'busy. NOTICE ^ Jhe annual "mee'ting of the stock holders of the Alexandria Waiter Company will_ be held at the office of the convpanyvMoncTay, Novem ber 3rd, 1919r at ib o'clock a. m. 239-23t. Georgd Uhler, Secretary, STRIKE HIT HAVRE, y Causes Great Congestion in French Port-if-Passengers Wait Havre, Oct. 28.?The tie-up of the French iine steamers in New York be cause of the dockmen's strike there has :(-suited in grea' congestion in this j-.or-.. All the hote;.s are filled with travelers, a large portion of whom are third clat? passengers awaiting ar. .-ppartu ity to i-a"! for N'ew York. '.??ho had bo>ked ya'-sasr? com ,n-.: on io Havre en. ?"a-s because o1" *:i? difficulty oi chaining accom modations at reasonable rates in the capital. They are only little better off i here, however, for the room rents and hotel rates have kept pace with the congestion. Local lodging quarters are so crowded that unless the liners are released from New York shortly there will soon be no accommoda tions left for prospective passengers for the United States. FORMER RESIDENT DIES Ethelbert Milburn Expires in San Francisco News has been received in this city of the death in San Francisco of Ethelbert Milburn, a former resident of Alexandria, who for a number of years was engaged in the rubber business in San Fran cisco. The deceased was a son of the late Ethelbert Milburn, this city, and Mrs. K. A. Milburn, new re siding in Vienna, Va. , iBesides his wife, who was Miss Edith Lloyd, of San Francisco, he leaves an infant son. GRAND OVATION TO BELGIAN HIILER \ I One Hundred Thousand Per sons Welcome Party in Washington STATION IS PACKED Alexandrians in Crowd?Cheers and Shouts Rend The Air?King Smiled and Responded to Salutes. Al'bgnt, monarch of Belgium his royal conisort, Queen Elizabeth, and their son; Crown Prince Leopold, the Duke of Brabant, came last night to the capital of the nation. They carrie to express the gratitude of the crucified kingdom for the 'aid rendered by two million of Ameri cans. The city arose to greet the Bel gians with a spirit of enthusiasm al most superb in its intensity. More than 100,000 persons, some from Alexandria, crowded Union Station, the plaza, the Capitol grotinds and the reaches of side walks, lining the pavements from the station to the home of Breckin ridge Long. Third Asssitant Secre tary of State. 2829 Sixteenth street. v t They cheered and shouted and waved and cheered again, and a few wept as they saw the gallant ruler of the steadfast, liberty-loving people of brave Belgium. King Albert smiled and nodded and saluted, and in his eyes shone the light which bespeaks the spiritual power of his people. The special train bearing the royal party was due to arrive in Washing ton at 9 o'clock, but through unavoid able delays was ten minutes late. Hours before the time of arrival the mammoth crowd beiran to congre gate about the Union Station and the Capitol, where the pageant, arranged in honor of the royal visitors, was to be given. } The crowd was unusually quiet. Except for the murmur of many voices and the rumble of street cars and the purring of many automobile motors, the night was still. 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 of candies and cigars. 251-6c. Jtimes Priovolos. Norfolk salt water Oysters and Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill, foot of King Street., 227-tf. Detroit Man Writes Letter to Capt. J. D. Hellwege of Salvation Army GOD'S HANDIWORK When Here He Wyis About to Sui cide When Persuaded Not to by Salvationist. Capt. J. D. Hellwege, of the I Salvation Army, this city, has just J ! received a letter of thanks from. ! Cornelius Mcerdky, dated Detroit, Michigan, October in which the writer takes occasion to thank the captain for the timely advice given him recently when he was in Alex andria and about to end his earthly troubles, but who was persuaded to return to Baltimore and give him self up fo the authorities of the Monumental city which he? did. The writer among other things in his letter says, "Do you remem ber the fellow who spoke to you while en the main street of Al?x andria October 5, 1919, and then asked you to spare him a minute? Well, this fellow and I are the same party.'' The writer then tells of going to Baltimore and giving himself . up and how wife No. 2, came down to the police station and fainted when she saw him behind prison bars. He says he was indicted by a grand ?jury and held for trial. Then wife No. 1 came down from Detriot and on October 2" he was tried and ordered to return to - wife No. 1, in Detroit and given one year on parole says the writer. iMoerdky. says he has returned to his home in Detroit and < again thanks Capt. Hellwege for giving him the advice which put him on th0 right track. Never before he says had he realized God's guiding hand. He used to think it w; ; fate ho says, but now realizes il was God's handiwork, anil he adds that he shall never lose an opportunity to let the people know wh :t He means to us all. BIG FOOT-WASHIXfi Dunkards' Meet. Large Crowds Be intr Attracted by Feature of the Holy Kiss Luray, Va., Oct.28.?Without de viation from its ancient practices in carrying out the novel ordinan ces, the annual Dunkard love- feast was held with Mount Zion Chur.-h. three miles south of Luray Sunday an immense crowd bein.tr present from Page, Warren, Rappahannock, and Rockingham counties. At the business session of the love feast the denomination took the initiative among other churches of the de nomination looking to a wider spread of the Gospel throughout the South. Foot-washing: and the holy kiss were features of the occasion that drew the immense crowds. TROOPS TO IvNOXXTLLE General Walkout Voted By Labor Council to Aid Striking Car Men Atlanta. Ga., Oct. 28.?Maj. Gen. E. M. Lewis, commander at Camp Gordon, and three companies of reg ulars entrained for Knoxviile last I night for riot duty.. Governor Rob erts of Tennessee asked for the ; troops as a precautionary measure to ; prevent further rioting1 in Knoxviile j in connection with the street car strike there. I NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS Owing to the large volume of ad vertising carried in Friday's issues of the Gazette, all advertising copy ror Friday must be in this office not laicr than fi o'clock Wednesday evening?,- each week. This is to insure a place in the Gazette for each advertiser and compliance with this request will j be accepted as a particular favor bv 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, CHOSEN ASSISTANT CASHIER. , \ ? :j James S. Douglas,* Jr., Assumes Duties at Citizens' National __ Bank ' The directors ' of the Citizens' National- Bank, announce today the election of James S. Douglas, Jr., as Assistant Cashier of th'6t insti tution. ? ?Mr. Douglas, ? who ?f our best known young met^entered the bank some years ago as a runner, and was premoted to receiving tel ler prior to the war. He entered the officers' training canvp at Fort Myer, and was com missioned at the close of the first canip held there, and served with distinction -overseas as Captain of Company B. 318th, Infantry. Mr. Douglas will bring to the j bank a broad experience in handlin.tr j details, and the bank is fortunate in . being able to secure him as an addi tion to their official staff. He started his active duties at the bank today, where'he will he glad to meet his friends, both soci ally and a business way. REVIVAL MEETING Rev. 'H. I. Stewart Opens Service at First Baptist Church The meeting at the First Baptist Church last night surpassed the expectations of the most sanguine. The main auditorium was practi cally filled?a most remarkable fact for Monday night. Rev. H. I. Stewart, of Washington, preachod his first sermon and thoujrh wearied J from a previous meeting, reached j the high expectations entertained of his ability as a preacher. His fund of illustration seems well nigh in exhaustible .and quotations from the realm of sacred literature and otherwise is remarkable. He took as his topic, "Joseph of Arimathca," and traced the life of that man from his trembling ac ceptance ^of Christ to the place of bold and open service in the King dom. 2VIr. Stewart is gifted with a most exceptionable flow of lan guage which has the effect almost of a torrent. His humor is natural and pervasive, and the smile was frequent. This, in turn, was used in driving home some point.' Frequently the speaker was so tender in his apt illustrations tlr.it the tear was seen in the eye of many. Tt was all an appeal fur open discipleship and the crowd was perccptiblv moved. Four or five, by the uplifted hand, showed a deep concern. Tonight at 7:45 o'clock he speaks: "A Bible Picture of a Slacker." TERROR IN BLACK MYSTERY Kane Citizens Attacked by Being Cal led Lunatic or Demon Kane, Pa., Oct. 28.?With the reap pearance for successive nights of "Kane's black mystery." the authori ties express conviction that a danger ous lunatic is at largo, and efforts are being redoubled to catch this per son who ic frightening and attack ing pedestrians at night. In an attack Sunday night on Dan iel Manross, a strong man of "(5 years, the mystery, still dressed as a woman, used new tactics. Instead of jumping from behind a tn;e. as form erly, the mystery dropped from a branch overhead and overpowered the victim before the latter had a chance to draw a revolver. Manross is in a critical condition in his home from in juries inflicted ,he being kicked and battered. Manross declares he is satisfic 1 that it was a man who attacked him, because a woman cfluld not handle him with such case as did the "black mys tery." Manross is believed to be seri ously injured internally. KITES FOR HALLOWEEN Nothing could be better for th'.' average Hallowe'en party which is to consist of games, divinations and jolly romps, than an amuseing little jingb leading up to the surprise in store for these who accept. Written on tiny pumpkins or witch or grimalkin shapes or simply on note paper, a bit of catchy doggered suggests in ad vance the mythical character of the event to which we all look forward with such eagerness this month. A simple rhvme which can be used when the hostess finds it difficult to to originate one, is the following: On Hallowe'en, when witches ride, Come and have your fortunes tried; Well lift the veil and tell you true Just what the future holds for you. Please lift the latch of Waltham's prate Not later than the hour of eight, But ere that day, send us a line. To say youH join in our good time. Red Cross Actively at Work 1 For Membership Campaign LITHOGRAPHS POSTED All Citizens Will be Asked to Enroll In Great Organization of Mercy? Dues $1 a year. ^lans are rapidly hearing comple tion for the annual Christmas Roll j Call "of the Red Cros* which will be j held November 2 to 11 inclusive. ! The house to house canvass will be I held November G, 7 and 8. All who will participate in the canvass may secure the necessary papers, etc., by applying at the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce beginning November 5. The local committee has just distributed handsome lithographs which are displayed in the store windows throughout the city. The purpose of these lithographs arc to call attention to the annual Christ mas appeal of this groat organi zation of mercy. Annual dues are only $1. Mrs. George R. Hill is chairman of the publicity committer. ? Fourteen Reasons Why I Will Join The Red Cross 1st. Boca use it is "The Greatest Mother in the World," and the mother instinct is strong in every woman. 2nd. Because it is organized, ma terial sympathy. 3rd Because it is the heart of the American people. 4th. Because it served our fathers, husbands, brothers, sons and sweet hearts when th.\v needed service most. It did what we would have done if we could have been there,1 it was our proxy. ">th. Because it meant home, care and comfort when these things were out of reach. nth. Because it has male a poinl of aiding the little ones. 7th. Because it has been the center of family life to thousands of families whose mam support was taken away. 8th. Because it hirs taught us that the greatest pleasure in life comes from helping someone less fortunate. f>th. Because it filis a gap in our national l.'fe which nothing else can fill. 10th. Because it has opened wide the heart?and the purse?of a people nationally selfish. 11th. Because it is always "there" when a call for help c<?mes. 12 th .^Be cause, to be entirely per sonal. it is ready to go on teaching us how to be better and more useful in our own homes?home nursing:, diete tics, first aid. . 13th. Because -it has become a symbol for good. 14th. Because it Is ceaseless, un tiring, unstinted, undenominational, unprejudiced, far-seeing, and interna tional in its efforts Of what other agency is this true? No worthy cause is ever too much trouble, too far away, too costly, for it to undertake; it can always be depended upon and it has grown to be a natural part of living and a part which cannot be easily up-rooted. By and American Girl. PLANNED FOR POLITICAL GAIN St. Louis, Oct. 28.?(Putting the so lution of the threatened coal strike squarely up to the government, T. T Brewster, chairman of the opera tors' scale committee, said tod'ay that he had been in hope of a settlement. The strike, he declared, is the re sult of political intrigue and personal ambition of leaders of the United Mine Workers. ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of stockholders of the Washington 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 year and for the transaction of such other busi ness as may properly come before said meeting. John C. Schroder. Assistant Secty. 250-2wks. PARADE TONIGHT I ~ . j Mere than 50,000 representatives of labor will participate in the pa rade and pageant in ? Washington tonight in honor of Samuel Gomp ers, veteran president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor, it was estimated today. All of the marchers will carry red lights and elaborately decorated floats to represent the different trades will be features. The parade will form at Seven teenth and B streets northwest. Addresses commendatory of the work of Gompevs, will be made at the meeting. Gcmpers will reply and another of the principal speak ers will be Frank Morrison, secre tary of. the federation. THREE BURN TO DEATH Elkton, Md., Oct. 28.?An old build ing-at Boonsboro, a small village ir. Caroline County, was burned to the ground a few nights ago. The build ing was owned and occupied by \\ :1 liam- Armstrong, a respected colored man, who discovered his house on fire in the early hours of the morning. lie woke his wife and also Phonsa Thomas, who was in an adjoining room with hc-r^ two small children, aged five and eight years. Armstrong and his wife left their room, also the Thomas woman, the latter quickly returned for her children when the building collapsed and all tnree were burned to death. 010 RING STREET HiM SOLD Properly Occupied by the A. & P. Company Changes Hands CAPITAL COMES HERE Outlook For Alexandria Said Jo l>p the Brightest in the History of Ihe City. Messrs. Graham and Ogden, vreal estate agents, have sold to Man Sperling, of Alexandria, Joseph Sperl ing, of Washington, and Mrs. Dora Bosak, of New York, the building now occupied by the Atlantic and* Pacific Tea Company on the north s:de ?or King street, near St. Asaph. Tht* pur pose of the present owners has r.ot been divulged. . This property is one of the most valuable in the city, situated as it is in the heart of the business section. It is one of Alexandria's oldest land marks, and up to 18i?I agencies of in surance companies were located ir the building. After the occupation cf the city by the federal army it was used as the headquarters of the mili [ tary governor, as well as for the pro j vost marshal. The late II. H. Wei!.;, who half a century ago played r. prominent part in state politics, had his office in the building. The orginial structure was located back from the street, and trees stool in front. Years ago the German Ban' was. operated in the place. After th" bank closed business the late David Apipich acquired the property, at:' the present front was added. The lat' D. II. Appich conducted a bakery and confectionary in the place for :naii; years, and upon retiring from busi ness the store portion of the bui'din/ was leased by the company now oc cupying it. In this connection it may be Stated that people of other cities have their eyes turned toward Alexandria, an'' seme have purchased property here Several "tranigers while . inspecting Alexandria recently said that thr prospects of our city are at present brighter than *any city of its si/.e ir the country. It is stated that several capitalists from another city recently started or a tour of inspection in the south where they intended to make invest ments. Their objective was Norfolk, but having stopped in this city they said they were far enough in Dixie, at Alexandria afforded every induce ment that could be offered for the in vestment cf money. The large piants recently located here made it plain to the visitors that Alexandria is on the way to great commercial prosperity. HAPPENINGS ABOUT CITY TOLD II BRIEF j The semi-monthly meeting of the j city council will be held tonight. There will be a meeting1 of Liberty Rebekah Lodge held at 8 o'clock this evening in Odd Fellows' Hall. A large number of automobiles and auto trucks will be sold at public auc tion at Canvp Humphreys Friday, November 7. Twelve candidates were initiated last night at'a meeting of Alexandria Lodge No. 758, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Fitzgerald Council, Knights of Co lumbus, has completed plans for its council dance which will be given Halloween night in the Lyceum Hall. It is expected that a large gathering of members of the order and their friends will attend. 'Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe an nounce the marriage of their daugh ter, Miss Helen V. Wolfe, of Mar tinsburg, W Va.,* on Wednesday, October 22, 1919. to Mr. Lewis H. Hollar, who was located in this city f<?r a number of years. Mr. R. F. Adam and his mother, of Del Ray, Va., who had as their guest. Miss E. Rodkey, of Califor nia, have just returned from an automobile trip to Norfolk and Richmond, and reports roads in fair conditior in spite of the present rains. Mrs. Annie Coombes this city, is bequeathed a bar breastpin by the terms of the will of her sister. Mrs. Lottie M. Jones, filed for probate yesterday in Washington. Other jewelry of testratrix is bequeathed to the Temple Baptist Church, Washington. (Major Stanley G. Blanton. Mrs. BIanton and little son, are the guests of Mrs. Blanton's mother, Mrs. J. E. Tackett, at her home in South St. Asaph street. Major Blanton has been on duty at Camp Dix. N. J., but is now stationed ia. Washington. f _ J Charging that his wife took ^ ad vantage of the fact that he was employed at night, William H^Cay anaugh yesterday filed a su:t for absolute divorce from Mary P. Cav anaugh through Attorney Malcolm Hufty. The Cavanaughs wore mar ried in Alexandria July 29. 1906. They have no children. The Alexandria High School foot ball team will play the Marine preparatory team of Washington at .*! :.'i0 o'clock Wednesday afternoon on the Alexandria High School grounds, and the local team will go up against the strong eleven of the Manassas Agricultural Hight School at 2 o'clock ' Saturday afternoon. The latter game w.ill be played at the grounds of the "shipyard. PROPERTY SALES Several Deeds of Transfer Record-, ed Today Deeds of transfer recorded today are as follow?: General Realty Corporation to Gus f-.av M. rind Florence S. Lagergran hotrse and lot 10, block 4, section 1, Rosemont. John Robert Hammersley to George Ridge way house and lot 307 North Patrick street. Julius S. West and wife to Mrs. Sarah F. Davis lot of ground on Com merce between West and Peyton streets. Gardner . Boothe, trustee, to J. Johnston Green parcel of ground an Patrick street between Wythe and Madison streets. The General Realty Corporation to Mrs. Elizabeth E. Fair houses and lots 20:^, 205, 207 South Lee street. SPECIAL MEETING A callt-d meeting of Washington Memorial Lodge of Perfection No. 7 will be hold Friday evening, October 3Lst. 1919 at 7.30 p. m.. for the pur pose of making final arrangements for November Reunion. All members are requested to be present. W. W. Eallenger, 32nd degree Venerable Master. F. W. Latham, p3rd degree Hon. Secretary, 256-6c.