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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.
Y, OCTOBER 28, 1919.'
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. For this section?Showers
j afternoon; fair and much
i tonight and Wednesday.
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Six Young, White Women
Among Those Arraigned
' Last Night
White Women Paroled In Custody of
Salvation Army?Others Held for
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
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
[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rescinded, when Mrs.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
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
'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.
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,
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
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.
Ethelbert Milburn Expires in San
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
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.
One Hundred Thousand Per
sons Welcome Party
in Washington
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
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.
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
When Here He Wyis About to Sui
cide When Persuaded Not to by
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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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.
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."
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
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.
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
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
">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
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
By and American Girl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Properly Occupied by the A.
& P. Company Changes
Outlook For Alexandria Said Jo l>p
the Brightest in the History of Ihe
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.
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
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,
(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.
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,
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
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.
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.

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