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Mcdinm in Northern Virginia.
VOL. CXXXV?No. 260.
OCTOBER 31, 1919. .
|For this secticn-r-Shcvr-ers prcba
i bly tcnight and Saturday morn
ing, followed by fair and cooler
j Weather Saturday
Chest of Silver and Handsome Gold
Watch Are Given to Former
/ \ ?
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer Makes Eloquent Ad
dress?XTrges Increased Production to Help Reduce
The High Cost of Living?Real Menace He Says is
Fear of Hunger This Winter Unless Something is
Done to Speed up Production.
A handsome silver service, con
aining 1,400 pieces together with a
fold watch suitably inscribed, the gift
>f ?he citizens of Alexandria, last
,ight were presented to former Rep
resentative C. C. Carlin as a token
f their appreciation of his faithful
ervice in Congress from the Eighth
-istrict which he so ably represented
or a period of twelve years and from
/hich he retired a comparatively
hort time ago, after securing the
omination, in order to devote his time
o private business affairs.
A capacity crowd attended the ex
rcises which were under the auspices
f the Cameron Club and the occas
ion was graced 'by the presence of J
|.t?torney General A. Mitchell Palmer j
'ho delivered an able and appropriate j
| M. B. Harlow, former city treasurer i
)ade a gracious speech of preseuta- i
on in which he lauded Mr. Carlin as '
faithful and efficient citizen. Mr.'
[arlow succiently outlined the busi-j
ess activities of Mr. Carlin from his!
syhood days up to the present time.!
Amonj> other thintrs he said he!
?rved under him as deputy city treas-'
Ier for a period of six years and he 1
umerated the various other places
importance, both public and pri
te offices, held by Mr. Carlin during
? public career up to the time he
itered the halte of Congress. j
Referring to the Congressional ve- {
rd of Mr. parlin, Mr.?:Hark>\v said
e whole .time and service of Mr.
jrlin wjis given over to his constiitu
ts for ^whom he worked faithfully in
ason and out of season and that
>ne who applied to him were "turn
down." The speaker said Mr. Car
i never lost an oportuhity to ad
nce the interest of.-his home city,
including his speech of presenta
>n Mr. Harlow said: 'It affords me
e greatest' pleasure of my life to
ike this presentation."
Judge J. K. M. Norton made a short j
dress .from his place in,the hall.
i paid a'tribute to the-worth of Mr.
rlin in which he praised his work ;
Congress. I
Inscription on Gift
[The Rift bears the folowing in- i
ription: "Presented by a grateful,
ople as an expression of the affoc- j
n of his fellow townsmen to H ?n.
C. Carlin upon his voluntary rc
"ement from Congress March 4.
19 after twelve years of honest,
thful and efficient public sen-ice."
Response By Mr. Carlin
tt. Carlin responded as follows:
dam President:
Gentlemen of the Committee and
lew citizens:
t is difficult indeed to express in
rds the depth of my appreciation,
d to attempt it would. I am sure,
futile, yet, if it were possible for
u to look into my heart tonight,
would not need words to assure
of my sinceie gratitude for this
ression of your confidence and es
m. These beautiful srifts would be
icient to swell one's heart with
but when accompanied with the
eet sentiments expressed in the in
iptions which they bear together
h the burning ^brds of your spokes
n, my friend, Mr. Harlcnv. I am
.ply overcome.
"othing was needed to quicken niy
ection for th*-s old town and th?
pie amongst whom I have lived
a half a century, and the little I
e done to advance their interest?
mall compared with what I would
to do.
iu is the fate of most men to die
hout learning just what value is
placed upon their services, and flow
ers bloom only for their graves. It is
my good fortune to receive mine now.
The joy you give me and mine to
night will be an inspiration, to me to
continue in your service and to help j
you meet the responsibilities which
have'been thrust upon you by increas
ed population and prosperity. These
responsibilities are great and we
must cast our vision forward so that
in the march of progress we may |
clearly see the way. We will soon
come into our own. The young, men
born here who have gono eisewher?
to seek their fortunes are coming j
lack home to embracc the opportuni
ties which are now offend. The future
of ihis city is assured.
I am glad to have had a small part
in the god work that has been going j
on and gladder still to be so substan
tially assured of your appreciation
and esteem. Many honors have come
to me in the years gene by but I
can truthfully say that this is theJ
if rosiest moment of my life.
ft is said tliat a prophet is not with
out honor save in his own country.
How delightful to realize that we have
something on this proverbial prophet.
You have honored me as no other
citizen has been honored in mv day
and generation, and so. gentlemen o?
the 'committee, let me express to you
personally; an<i through you and this
audience to the; people of Alexandria,
my everlasting sense of obligation and
gratitude, and wish you .-God's bless
ing to th? end of time.
Attorney General A. Mitchell
"Palmer opened his address -by de
claring .that it was a pleasure to sit
in this unusual meeting. He said
he was, delighted to have a part in
anything called to do honor to Mr. |
Carl in. He said he served in
Congress with Mr. Carlin and had
learned to love and admire him. j
Mr. Palmer facetiously remarked !
that he retired from Congress as !
Mr. Carlin did but his constituents !
never called him and gave him a |
chest of silver and a gold watch. j
Boost Carlin For Governor
He said that {'fter listening to !
the tribute paid Mr. Carlin and
j hearing of the various offices he
| has held during his career as a
j public man he thought the citizens '
I should begin saving thenr pennies j
j and present him with a golden ser- j
i vice when h? becomes governor of ,
the state of Virginia.
The speaker said ho did not be- ;
lieve Mr. Carlin had retired. Mr. >
Carlin, he told his hearers, perform- j
ed a great service, and he did not'
think any man was more interest- j
ed in the work for his country, j
state and city than was Mr. Carlin. |
iMr. Palmer said he was happv
and proud of the success Mr. Carlirf I
is achieving, although he regretted
that he has left the halls of Con
I gress as he realized that there
I never was a time before in the his
j torv of the world when brains were
more needed than now.
Problems of the Day
I Taking up the day's problems
i confronting the country Mr. Palmer
; said we are at a critical hour in our
' country's life. "The war has left
! us with problems to solve, and I
fear that during the progress of
solution there may be much trouble.
We have solved the problem of
j war. The American people met the
>| situation with unanimity. It ^\as
II the 1.110,000,000 million American
people who won the war/--On e\er\
? I side the greatest supporting force
5 j was the line of Americans.
After-. the treaty is signed there
"will come biggei job of making
America' -bigger to th<? world. .The
war has , taught us that the world
is small. Everything that may
happen to any nation on earth is a
part of our business because a re
action may effect us. No longer
shall we-play the laggards part and
America hereafter shall play the
leaders part. We must be careful
'to set ii' goott example and tym
our attention to Ijhese difficult prob
lems at our doors.
Class agitation is at our doors
and the high cost,of living. There
is a close connection between these
The unrest as long as it prevails in
American minds need not worry
American citizens. However, when
the discontent is in the minis of
those opposed to America it be
comes a danger in the country.
Radicals a Menace
i The real menace is the inability
1 of foreigners to understand our
i form of government. They think
j government and tyranny are syn
j tonymous.' If they are fol
j lowed by AmerjCan citizens they
! may become even a greater menace.
If these people come here with
the same ideas they ought to go
back where they came from and
where they have a real grievance
and not remain here where it is
As I told a delegation of steel
strikers this afternoon that they
had a right to hold al! of the meet
ings they pleased, but when they
would use force they have stepped
over the dead line.
Advocates of force should be pub
lished as it should be a crime. It
would be easy to draw the line be
tween free speech and se litious
We have got to bo working on the
problems which worry the people
and we have got to work them bet
ter if we want permanent happiness.
Money and labor are necessary, one
as the other.
Want no Dictatorship
What we want to make certain
of is there will be no dictatorship
in the United States' of money or
labor. Our striving should he the
middle grounds. We have arrived
at the point when we should give
to money and labor a more equit
able distribution. Freedom of op
portunity will be open to money j
and labor to bring happiness to our j
people. |
Another problem is the high cost l
of living. It is real and serious. It
is important because it effects [
everybody. Xo income is so large j
that it is not disturbed by this prob
Discusses II. C. L.
If the present increase; continues
?it will result in industrial disaster,
this, however, may he solved by
the American people._ .Many of
its causes rest with the American
people and can be cured by them.
When the armistice w^s signed
stock was being made for destruc
tion and not construction. Th-j law
of supply and demand regulated
this. The borrowing of the nation
also helped to increase the cost of
things. th(. expansion of money and
current credit. Money today is
cheaper and it takes more to buy
hence prices are higher.
Prices will he high for a consider
able time to come, as the people
?have more to pay with. The high
level has been made a false level
in many places because they add on
their particular line.
There are two ways by which the
people may help solve this. The
first is by" work. T venture to say
that if all work more than they do
at present prices' will drop twenty
per cent. If there were an industrial
truce to have all work to their ca
pacity would not hear any more
about the high cost of living. The
more produced the more divided
Organized Extravagance
Another thing is organized ex
travagance. Some people are
spending money like drunken sail
ors. Retail shop keepers say there is
a heavy demand for high priced ar
ticles. This keeps prices up. The
people would do the country the
greatest service by wearing clothes
and shoes until they are threadbare
and the result will be a decrease
in prices.
The real menace is the fear that
the workers and their children will
go hungry this winter. Unless we
can do something to get prices
down starvation and death will
face many in the great cities in
the country this winter. We should
get everybody to help to increase
the production.
The affair was opened with a-solc
by Signora Paolo Tucceimei with
Only Miracle, it is Said, Can
Now Prevent
* Walkout
500,000 MEN TO QUIT
Ail Forces of the; Government Will
Be .Mobilized to Prevent Public
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 31.?Noth
ing less than a modern miracle it
appeared early today, can prevent a
strike of the bituminou.5 coal miners
of the nation at midnight tonight. j
Between four and five hundred!
thousand men, according to estimates j
made at the headquarters of the |
United Mine Woi'kers of Amer'ca.j
will lay down their tools in open de
fiance of high officials of the Federal
and State Governments.
The men demand a six-hour day, a
five-dav week, and a f>0 per cent wage
Washington. Oct. 31.?The Cabinet
yesterday at a special session consid
ered and ratified plans for the mo
")ilixatio:?- u all the forces of th-.- gov
ernment necessary to control the co\!
strike sc^as to prevent public disaster.
At the conclusion of the Cabinet*
session Attorney General Palmer, th:
authorized spokesman, made the fol
lowing statement:
"President Wilson will be asked to
make an order cancelling the suspen
sion of restrictions as to the pric j of
coal, which will have the effect of re
storing the maximum prices. Upon
the making of that order the Fuel Ad
ministrator will take such action as
may be necessary to protect consum
ers, both as to price and distribution
of fuel."
Secretary of War Bhker. when ask
ed about the War Department's pre
parations, replied:
"The War Departments function in
connection with the coal strike is not
a primary one. The War Department
is always ready to act when need
The; Department of Justice has
seht representatives to Indianapolis
to seek an injunction to restrain the
strike leaders from calling a strike.
The War Department, maintaining
war-time secrecy, has thousands of
troops in readiness to prevent dis
order and to afford protection to those
who will defy the strike order. Troops
movements have been made quietly,
and departmental commanders have
lieen issued wide authority in respond
ing to calls for help.
Short Beach, Conn.. Oct. 81.?
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, noted
writer and psychic, died here yes
terday. just a few weeks after she
had completed a work she termed
her "swan song."
The book is a translation of Leon
Denis' "Life and Destiny," a
psychic treatise in French. While
working on it in France nine
months ago she suffered a nervous
breakdown from which she never
Miss Virginia Schwab as accom
panist and a solo was given by Ken
neth W. Ogden with Sherman R.
Fowler .as accompanist. At th'1
conclusion of the speeches the audi
ence sang "America."'
Miss Helen N'. Cummings, presi
dent of the Cameron Club, presided,
and other menibers of the. club on
the stage were Miss Margaret Ash
by. Miss Constance Boush. Mrs. El
eanor Washington Howard, Mrs.
John M. Johnson, Mrs. George T.
Klinstein. and Mrs. William J.
?>Iorton. In addition Messrs. Geo.
E. Warfield, Carroll Pierce, Laur
enco Perry and Robert S. Jones'
also occupied seats on the stage.
A called meeting of Washington
Memorial Lodge of Perfection No. 7
will be held Friday evening, October
31st, 1019 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. Ballenger, 32nd degree
Venerable Master.
F. W. Latham, 33rd degree Hon.
Secretary. - 256-5c<
i First Rivet Driven Todav bv
Senator Wesley L.
Jones 1
Commissioner Brownlow and Others
Present at Ceremony at Plant of
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation.
The first rivet in the Steamship
District of Cqlumibia was driven, at
9 o'clock this morning at the plant
of .the Virginia Shipbuilding Corpo
ration by Senator Wesley L. Jones,
of Washington State, accompanied
by District Commissioner Brownlow.
Se.iator Jones is chairman of the
senate committee on appropriations
and also is a member of the com
mittie in charge of the District ap
propi 'ation.
The- work on the steamship which
will be 9.400 tons deadweight, simi
lar to the ones already constructed,
will be vigorously pushed to com
pletion and the launching of this
ship will take place in June next
Officials of the District of Colum
bia plan to make this launching a
memorable affair and the prelimi
nary plans already have been dis
cussed for its launching.
In addition to Mr. Brownlow a
number of officials of the Virjrinia
Shipbuilding Corporation witnessed
the driving of the first rivet for
the ship to be named in honor of the
District of Columbia.
Three Thousand Entrain for Duty
at the West Virginia Mines
?Chicago, Oct. ill.?It was learned
last night that the First Division,
U. S. Infantry, comiorising 11.000
men. hi""- been ordered to proceed
to the West Virginia coal fields for
strike duty.
The ."division, it is reported, was to I
entrain at Louisville at midnight
last night.
A dispatch from Louisville said
that a Special train carrying sort
men of the ''Riot Battalion'' of the
First Division under command of
Col. W. S. Harrell. entrained at
Camp Taylor aud departed at mid
night for Huntington, W. Va.. for
guard duty in the West Virginia
cop.] fields.
DIED??On Thursday, October 30.
1910, at I) a. m.. at the residence
(if her daughter, Mrs. F. C.
widow of Harvey T. Peck. aged
70 years. Funeral from Sharon
Chapel at 2 p. nr.. Saturday. No
vember 1st. (Washington and
New York papers please copy.)
Eagelson's Meat Market. Wolfe
and Colutubus street. Tel. .
Dressed ? chickens. 2"> cents a !b;
dressed jreese, 20 and 25 cents a lb;
fresh pork chops, :{5 cents a 1 !>;
fresh shouldres, 28 eents a lb. All
kinds of veal, lamb, beef, smoked
and salt meats, and all kinds of
fruits and vegetables. 2H0-lp.
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, 1019, at 10 o'clock a. m.
239-2'Jt. George llhler, Secretary.
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 Seety.
All is in readiness for the big
Halloween celebration tonight.
Thcer will be many public and pri
vate functions and hundreds of
youngsters .plan to make merry on
the streets garbed in fantastic cos
Under the auspices of Fitzgerald
Council. Knights of Columbus, the
council ball will be given in the
Lyceum Hall. A masquerade ska
ting ball will be held at Armory
Hall tonight and prizes will be
awarded the best costumed couple
and also for the best costumed man
and one for the women.
A large congregation last even
ing in the First Baptist Church
heard Rev. H. I. Stewart, of
Washington, and there was marked;
manifestation of interest by a num
ber. He spoke upon one of tha
most notorious politicians of all
time?Pilate, who for " popularity
had bartered away Cod's greatest
had bartered on earth?the life of
His Son. "'What then shall I do
with Jesus?" was with Pilate ;?
hard question, but he had done the
wrong thing with Him after being
persuaded that he was no impos
Dr. Stewart made a very effec
tive appeal that the question is a
\*ital one in each life because ev;ry
one needs .Jesus Christ. Our ac
ceptance of Christ will make possi
ble his coming into the life of (he
individual. Then, he argued that
Christ needs us to bring in the
Kingdom. Not angels can do the
work he wouldvhave us do. ffe
made a powerful appeal in saying
that now Christ is our advocate or
lawyer, for "if any man sin hi* hath
an advocate with the Father." But
one day he. will be our judge in vhe
great time of rectification.
Certainly the meeting has gotten
at the heart of Alexandria, and a
large part of the evening audiences
is composed of men. The ni'?et*njrs
will extend over Sunday and there
will be an exchange of pulpits Sun
day morning by Rev. Dr. Jackson
and Mr. Stewart.
The service is at 7:-li! and the
topic is: "Family Jars." Mr. St w
art will address the Baraca ('!'ss
on Sunday morning.
Two Negroes With a Piste! and Bid
lets Found Loitering at Stone
Bridge Last Night.
At :i late hour last night Ofli.1 r
Morris accosted two strange ne
groes at Stone Bridge (Duke strict
extended). One, of the two erst
from a pistol when tlv> officer ap
proached. Both were placed un.i r
arrest and upon reaching the sta
tion house they were seatvhe i. A
handful of cartridges was found in
a pocket of one of the ni-grp"S,
although but one pistol could ho
found. There is reason to b'dicve
both had pistols which they threw
away when they anticipated arrest.
The prisoners were brought be
fore the Police Court this morning,
when they gave their nams as
George Taylor and William (ireen.
The former said lie was from Wash
ington and Green alleged l'.e is
from Alexandria county. They
claimed they came here looking f-r
They were fined $100 each. The
assessments were not met, an ! th?
prisoners will probably spend the
next three months in jail or up: n
the State roads.
A number of holdups havr- re
cently been reported in West End.
New York. Oct. .'51.?John Ann
strong Chaloner, recently victor in a
twenty-two-year fight to be declarer!
sane "in New York is to go on the
stage. He announced recently that
he was to appear in a Broadway pro
duction in his own play, "Robtary
Under Law." written five years agn
as part of his crusade for lunacy-law
reform. Mr. Chaloner will take the
part of the hero. Hugh Stutfield.
.'"The character and adventures of
Hugh Stutfield." Mr. Chaloner said,
"are mere photographs of myself.and
my experiences at the hands of th?
present ininuitcus lunacy (so-called)
law of the State of New York ami
some -40 per cent of the other Stated
in this enlightened Union."
Norfolk salt water Oyster3 and
Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill,
foot of King Street., 227-tf.
Mrs. L. E. Remington has re
turned from a month's visit to
friends in Huntington, W. Va., and
C'atlettsburg, Ky.
?Mrs. George A. Mushbach has
returned from a visit to her
nephew, Mr. Magruder Dent, at his
home in Philadelphia.
Miss Helen N. Cum'mmgs is en
tertaining this afternoon in honor of
the Miss Robins, of Richmond, who
is first vice president of the Colon
ial Dames.
Services in observance of the
feast of All Saints will be held to
morrow at St. Mary's Catholic
Church. Masses will be celebrated
at (5, 7 and 8 o'clock.
The Alexandria Pligh School foot
ball team will play the Manassas
Agricultural School team at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon on the
Virginia Shipbuilding grounds.
Mildred Ward, twelve years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ward
of Lincelnia, Fairfax county, died last
night at her parents, residence. Her
funeral will take place at 2 oclock
Sunday afternoon.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth
Peck, who died Thursday morning,
will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon from Sharon Chapel,
Fairfax County. Services will be
conducted by Rev. Edgar Carpen
ter, rector of Grace P. E. Church,
this city.
Dr. and Mrs. George T. Klip
stein have( just returned from a
very pleasant trip to Richmond
where they attended the State 'Med
ical Society meetinjr. Dr. Klipstein
had the honor conferred upon him
of being elected vice president of
the house of delegates, the govern
irtg W.iy of th?? society.
W. J. Martin, since January 2 this
year treasurer of the Virginia Ship
building: Corporation, has resigned ef
fective this evening. IVlr. Marw cx
g.ects to :a<e up o;:i*er work in New
York, '[c iormeraJy was connected
With th- office ?'f W. G. McAdoo, for
ty er Secr:-:asv of th- Treasury.
'Mrs. John Leadbeater and little
Miss Mary Leadbeater, of Frves
bur?r. Maine, are the quests of Mrs.
Clara Leadbeater, at her home in
South Pitt street. Miss Carol Lead
beater is a soph'more at Wellesly
this session and Miss Eleanor Lead
beater a freshman at Jackson.
The Rev. John C. Copenhaven, of
Washington, will assist the pastor
of the Del Ray Methodist Church
South, the Rev. W. W. Pippin, in
revival services to be held in that
church from November 10th to 23rd,
at 7:30 p. nv. Alexandria friends
are invited to attend these services.
Lieutenant Samuel M. Lunt, of the
Aviation Corps of th<? American Ex
peditionary Forces, is on a visit to his
pi:':her in this city. H-? ?ives thr'ling
If.criptions of his flk'hr from Mine
oi.n to San Francisco. He somevmes
reached an altitude of seventeen thou
sand feet above the sea in passinpr
over the Rocky Mountains and the
Sierra Nevada mountains.
Mr. James M. Duncan has been
appointed a delegate from Virginia
by Governor Westmoreland Davis
to represent the state at the
Twelfth annual convention of the
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Associ
ation which will be held in Char
leston. S. ('., November 10-13, in
clusive. The governor expresses the
hope that Mr. Duncan will be able
to attend the convention.
Under the auspices of the health
department of the city and the Uni
ted States government the picture
entitled "The End of the Road,"'
' will be shown Sunday for colored
people in Odd Fellows' Hall on
? South Columbus street, l^ast Sun
I day it was shown for white people.
! The first show will be at 3 p. m.,
| folr women and another for women
| at 5 p.--m., and it also will be
shown at 7 and Op. m., for men*
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