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OlJeat Daily Newspaper in the UniuJ States and Best Advertis ing Medium in Northern Virginia. For this scction?Cloudy and i cooler tonight and tfonuorrow: | probably rain. PRICE ONE CENT ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1919. VOL. CXXXV?No. 261 FINES TOTAL 51,858 DURING PAST MONTH High Water Mark Reached in Police Court Col lections ALL PROMPTLY PAY During Past Five Months Police Ju^ tice Has Collected a Total of $4, 489.65?Today $115 Collected. The collections of fines in the Po- . lice Court continues at high tide. iThe fines collected during the month of October amounted to' $1,050. The assessments were for ! ?various violations of the law, a large percentage of the offenders being speeders. The "fiscal year began in June. The receipts during the first five months were as follows: June. $849; July, $971.50; August, $875.65; September, $743.50; October, $1,050 The month of November began auspiciously, $115 having been col- ? 'lccted today. Most of the patrons of the Po lice Court at present are brought into court and, if convicted, pay 1 their fines, a majority of them hav ing the ready cash, and others who have not ready cash, obtain the money from friends, and the result i.">\that the jails is not half so filled with prisoners as it was prior to ( the war. The police declare that they never saw money so plentiful with viola- ' tors of the law as- at the present time. 1 The cost of living and everything ? * else has gone up, and naturally the 1 fines have increased in proportion ! to keep abreast of the times* It. I therefore, costs more money in t ?Alexandria to violate* the law than t it did in former years. tl Those who face the bar, however. < apparently realize this and pay $10 ? with more readiness than they for- r merly paid $2.50 or $5. 1 REPORT ON YEAR'S WORK Stockholders of Alexandria Water ' Company Will Hold Annual Meeting Monday ' According (q published notice the : an.nual meeting of the stockholders of th<? Alexandria Water Company will be heljl the company's office at 10 o'clock on Monday morning. The past year has been a very active one in connection with the affairs of this company, and a large and up to date filtration plant has been added to its system, -'.vhich is now in successful " operation and furnishing a supply of filtered and sterilized water to its consumers. Due to the rapid growth of the city of Alexandria, the company has made extensive - additions to its - distribu tion system in the laying of new cast iron pipes, and other general improve ments to its system. It is understood at'the stockholders. meeting a full and comprehensve report will be made by -the' board of directors to its stock holders covering the affairs of thr company for the yejjr ending June 30 1919. YOUNG PEOPLE'S BUILDING NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC. 'Men of our city, strangers within our gates, all are earnestly invited to spend their evenings, and leisure hours in the Young Peoples' Build ing. 113 South Washington street. Take advantage ,of the opportuni ties here offered, to rest, read, write, play games or otherwise en joy yourselves when duty does not call you elsewhere. The building is now open not only to the sofdiers and sailors, but to the general public from 10 a. m.. to 10 p. m., every day in the week, under the auspices of the Henry K. Field Bible Class, which convenes in regular weekly session every Sunday morning from 9:45 to 10:30 o'clock in the auditorium \ of this building. A cordial welcome awaits all. 261-lc NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock- ] holders of the Alexandria Watei Company will be held at the office of the conipanyv Monday, Novem ber 3rd, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. 239-23t. George Uhler, Secretary. K. OF C. COUNCIL BALL Enjoyable Affair Given Last Night in Lyceum Hall One of the most enjoyable dances |-ever held in the Lyceum Hail took j place last evening when Fitzgerald i Council, No. 459. Knights of Co j lurrfbus, held their first dance of | the season. The hall was be.iuti } fully decorated in the festive di ap ings of the Hallow'een affair, and a large number of members of the council and their friends attended. ?The chairman of the dance commit tee was George Francis Downham, assisted by Messrs. Louis Hoy, Hollis Nugent. George Manger and Robert Whitestone. Announcement was made that the next council dance will be held on Thanksgiving j evening. November 27th. ill TUBERCULOSIS urns for funds Splendid Work Done by This Society Should Ap peal to All URGE ALL TO GIVE During Year Two Nurses Treated 7fi l Tubercular and 1,048 Miscellaneous Cases?Eight to Catawba. The Anti-Tuberculosis Society of this city, has sent out a letter of ( ippeal for aid in the work they are : loing in Alexandria. Its members feel confident that ' nany of the good people of this city ire not aware of the wonderful ' .vork being do;:o by this most im lortant society. During the past iscal year alone, their two paid lurscs in the field have visited 701 '' nbercular cases and 1,0-18 miscel aneous cases. They have abo sent Mght cases to the State Tuberculo- ' ;is Sanitorium at Catawba and )aid their board while there. Now. hat our population is so steadily ; ncreasing. their work will cover a nuch broader field and they are in most-urgent need of funds to carry ?>n this important work; This is'the first time this society rias made a public appeal for aid. und its members feel sure that the rood people ot^ Alexandria, who ' have in the past few years res- ' oonded to appeals for other worthy ' causes ?o generously, will heed tljis urgent' apjpeal' of ^he Alexandria Anti-Tuberculosis .Society. Contributions may be sent to Miss Fanny S. Herbert, treasurer. 110 North Washington street. BAZAAR OPENS TUESDAY \ffair Will be Held in Lyceum Hall and Continued Ten Nights The task of decorating the Lyceum Hall for the autumn bazaar which will open Tuesday night in that hall inder the auspices of the congreira tion of St. Mary's Catholic Church. :s practically completed. All that re gains to be done is the installation of the various articles to be disjjosed if in their respective booths. The different tables are richly pro vided with fancy articles, groceries, .?andies and a host of others too lumerous to mention. Many valuable prizes are to be disposed of during the progress of the bazaar, which will las ten evenings, among which include a ton of coal, barrel of flour, handsome loll, and last but not least a jet black pig, just received from Fauquier county. Able musical talent has been oh :ained and the affair promises to be most enjoyable and successful. The ladies in charge of the supper table promise a delightful supper which will be served from 0 to 10 p. mM oach evening for the moderate sum of fifty cents. NOTICE j Members of the J. R. N. Currin Me morial Baraca Class are urgently re quested to be present Sunday, Nov. 2, 1919, at the'First Baptist Church: '.o attend the morning Church Ser vices in a body immediately after Sunday School. The Rev. H. I. Stew art. pastor of 2nd Baptist Church of Washington, D. C., will conduct the en-ice?. Sunday school begins at 9.30 m. Church services at 11 a. m. All are welcome. 261-lp. MINERS DEF! COURT ORDER ill STRIKE ?Chiefs Forbidden Any Move to Direct Progress of Walkout 1 WARNING OF GOMPERS Defiance Bluntly Displayed by "Work ers' Leaders in the .Mine Fields of the Nation. Washington, Nov. 1.?The big news in the coal strike situation is as fol lows: Report given out by union officials in Chicago declared that 377,000 coal miners had answered the strike call and left the mines. They also said the number probably would be increased j to o00,000, the total union membership | Federal Judge A. B. Anderson, in Indianapolis, issued a temporary in i unction, restraining initiation or support of the strike by the mine workers' union officials. Leaders in the miners union met the court's action with denunciation us a "violation of Constitutional rights" and with predictions that it would be disregarded. Samuel Gompers and other Federa tion of Labor officials protested as a leU'gation to Attorney-Genera' Pal mer against the injunction. Heads of raiyway brotherhoods also conferred with the Attorney-General ind offered services to intervene. President Wilson fixed maximum prices of soft coal. /Fuel Administrator Garfield r^stor ?,l war-orders, which will give the Railroad Administration power to seize coal in transit and divert it to consumption in accordance with a pre 'erence list. United States troops began nrriv ;r<r in somc otf the mining districts to ceep order and project miners who ?ontinue to work. In Congress the House unanimously >asscd th? Senate resolution pledging support to the Administration. Chicago. Nov. 1.?Coal mining operations in the great fields of II inrtis. Indiana and Ohio ceased last light, according to icporty from the ?hief mining centers. While the strike did not. become ef Vctive officially until midnight. there ivere |few men below ground at '> .'clock last night. That the tieup would be complete in spite of the government's order was the opinion generally expressed. Andrew T. Murphy, publisher of Black Diamond, and for thirty-five years an authority on the coal mine Situation in the Middle West, predicts that the strike will be of short iura tion. / "The injunction directed against the United Mine Workers officials at Indianapolis will bring the striketoa head very soon, in my opinion.'' he -aid " \s I understand it, the injunc tion'ties up the funds of, the union and they cannot carry on the fight long without money.' Mr. Murphy said be believed the mine organisation committee would rescind the strike order within the next two or three days, order the men hack to work and then open negotia tions with the government and mine owners. . , "I don't think there wil. be much ( diff'cultv in reaching an agreement ?after the demands of the miners are actually taken up for discussion." he ?raid. V ? MARRIED DOHERTY-FORD?Mr. James Do hertv and Mrs. Grace Ford. l>oth of Alexandria, were married Thursday. Octobor 30th. at the rectory of Grace P. E. Church. Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector, of ficiating. 2^1-lp Norfolk salt water Oysters and Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill, foot of King Street., 227-tf . . Monroe Salisbury, starring at the Grand Theatre in "Sundown Trail" his latest Universal photodrama, play ed opposite Richard Mansfield on the speaking stage and is known as the "Mansfield of the Screen." The star appears as the leader of the -vigilantes in Spanish Bar, a camp of the Cali fornia gold fields in 1S49. Don't miss it. THE REVIVAL MEETING Large Attendance at Serviqes at First Baptist Church In the face of the Hallow'een cel ebration last night there was a congregation at the First Baptist Church that filled the main, audi torium. T)r. H. I. Stewart discus I scd the life of Lot under the sug gestive text: ''He lingered." He showed the great loss that had come upon Lot bf-cause of the? manner of life he led ojt of touch with God. lie had ultimately lost everything: in life that was worth while.. The great asset of personal, influence for righteousness had been almost entirely obliterated. He had nut sufficient influence to make his life count in the home, for his children one after another followed in his footsteps and drifted to their de struction. His wife was so tied to Sodom as that, with all its wicked ness her heart yearned for it and her destruction was ti'ajjie. Lot was prominent in the city but not a single man or woman did he influence to stand four-square in the coming storm. Lot had caught the1 vision of wonderful possibilities, in life from ''Abram, the friend of God," but he had failed to .follow, the light. His name is a synonym, of sorrow and shame even to this day because he hesitated to act up to what he knew God wanted him to do. So great is the interest in these meetings that Mr. Stewart will preach this evening. Tomorrow morning he preaches on: "The Story of my Life." He will also address the Sunday School. The revival will continue to the ?vening service and possibly fur ther. SALK AGAINST SUNDAY FUNERALS trave Diners Here Say No] More Burials on the Sabbath WANT ONE DAY'S REST I'heir Mandate Will Have to he Com plied With and Sunday Funerals Will be no More. The grave diggers in Alexandria lave gone on a strike against Sunday funerals. There ultimatium was de livered today to those in charge of the various cemeteries. The under takers were communicated with an I now there is trouble ahead. A representative of the Gazette who tvent out to investigate the strike wa> told by one undertaker that the grave liggers will not fill in graves on Sun lay. This, therefore, means, that a person desires a Sunday funeral they will have to obtain outside help to fill in the grave, or else not have the funeral on the Sabbath. The grave diggers work six days a week and are getting tired of the Sunday work. They want to take a Jay of rest on the Sabbath as almost everyone else does. Funerals on the Sabbath in .Alexan dria. therefore, are a thing of the past for the present, at least, unless tho backbone of the grave diggers strike against Sunday funeral is broken. Just what the cemetery owners pro pose to do in regard to the strike ha. not yet been disclosed. A cargo of women that arrived on the Sundown Trail stage made a dras tic change in the conduct of Spanish Rar, one of the wildest gold camps in 1S49. The whole story is being told at the Grand Theatre in "Sundown Trail" a Universal pHotodrama with Mon roe Salisbury in the starring role. A wonderful production. As duly published the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Alexandria Water (Company will be held at the office of the Company. Ill North St. Asaph street, at 10 a. m., on Monday. November 3.,A large attendance of stockholders is requested at this meeting, at which the annual report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders will be presented and matters vitally affecting the affairs of the com pany considered. All stockholders of the company are urgently re quested and cordially invited to be present at this meeting. _ 261-lc ELECTION TUESDAY 1 STATE OFFICERS Characterized by Apathy Light Vote Expected 1 in City HOT FIGHT IN ALEX. CO. Walter T. Oliver Democratic Nomi nee For ^State Senate Opposed by J. H. Dodge Republican Nominee. An election will be hekl in this city Tuesday for the purpose of electing a state senator to represent the four teenth senatorial district and also to ilect a delegate to the state legisla ture to represent this city and Alex andria county in that body. The only opposition is that to Wal ter Tancil Oliver, democratic nominee, for the state senate, who is being op posed by J. H. Dodga, republican nominee of Manassas, Mr. Oliver it | is generally conceded will prove an easy winner, as the democratic nomi nation is regarded as equivalent to an election. Charles T. Jesse of Alexandria ::ounty. is the democratic nominee for the state legislature. The republicans, however, did not put. up a candidate aga^ist Mr. Jesse. In view of the fact that there is l^t little oppos-iticn a liurht vote it is thought will be polled, as general i apathy prevails. In Alexandria county, where al most every candidate' for county of fices has opposition, a heavy vote will be polled. The various candidates for office have been working hard for several months past in the interest of their candidacy and there is every indica tion of a big vote in that county on that day when an addition to the coun ty officers the enndidates- ? fo?- the state senate and legislature will be chosen. DEATH OK FORMER RESIDENT Paul Valer Portlier Dies in New York! ?Funeral Tomorrow at Manassas j The funeral of Paul Valer Portncr. thirty-seven years old. a former resi dent of Alexandria, who died Thurs day night in New York, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at his late residence, at Annaburg, the Portncr home at Manassas. Burial will be with Masonic honors. A delegation of members of Alexan dria Lodge of Elks, of which organi zation, he was a member will attend. The death of Mr. Portncr was due to congestion of the lunjrs. His condition shewed improvements un til Thursday night when he was taken suddenly worse and died a few hours later. The deceased was well known in this city where he had a large num ber of friends. Mr. Portner was born January 22. 1882. at Annaburjr, the Portner farm at Manassas, Va? He was educated at Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. He became the vice president and director of the following corporations: Capital Con struction Company of Washington, Virginia Feed and Milling Company of Alexandria and the Portner Realty Company of Manassas. He was unmarried. Surviving him are two brothers, A. 0. Portner of | Baltimore, Md., and Oscar Portner of Manassas, Va., and five sisters. Mrs. Henry D. Flood, Mrs. William P. MemJith and Mrs Palmer Derby of Washington, and Mrs. Alma Port ncr and Mrs. A. I.. Humes, of New York City. The gambling saloon of a Mississip pi River steamboat, a ^stately Vir ginian mansion, the jrold fields of California and the undcfiled western wilderness of 1849 are a few of the locales to be seen at the Grand T'ne tre in '"Sundown Trail." The production was filmed by Universal, directed by Rollin S. Sturgeon and stars Monroe Salisbury. Worth seeing. I ILLUSTRATED SERVICE Come to Trinity Methodist Church Sunday nijrht and see the"beautiful pictures illustrating missionary work among the Japanese. Magnif icent scenery, unique temples and shrines. Religious ideas and cus toms. "The public is invited, no charge for admission. 261-Lp - CHURCH NOTICES Salvation Army, Sunday School at 2:30 p. m.. and Salvation meeting at 8 p. m. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Louis Smet rector, masses at 7, 9 and U a. m., and evening service at 7:30 o'clock. j Second Baptist Church. Rev. O. P. pLloyd will preach at 11 a. m, and I at 8 p in., Sunday School, 9:30 a.! j m."~~B. Y. P. U, 7 p. m. St. Paul's P. E. Church, Rev. Dr. P. P. Phillips, rector, servicts; Sunday School, 9:30 a m.; Men's Bib'e Class, 9:45 a. m.; services at 11 a. ni., and evening service, p. m. Grace P. E. Church. Rev. Edgar Carpenler, rector, order of services: tomorrow; Holy Communion, 7:30 a. m., Sunday School, 9:30 a. m., morn ing service, ll a. m.; evening ser vice, 8 p. m. I Trinity M. E. Church, Rev. A. E. Speilman, pastor, 11 a. m., commun ion service with address by the pas tor; 745 p. m.j. illustrated service, subject "Japan and the Japanese.v Sunday school and Bible class, 9.45 a.m. I Tmmanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Carl J. Cloette. pastor, will preach on "Luther contending for the Eaith." The reformation festival will be held. Preparatory service for communion at 10:i'?0 a. m., arl Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. First Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackso'n pastor, the regular order of services will prevail and be conducted by Rev. H. I. Stew-> ; art, who is conducting evangelistic services in that church. The order of services will be found in anothen column. Methodist Protestant Church. Rev. (J. J. Hill, pastor, Sunday School, Lord's supper at l! a. m., evange-? listic talk at 7:4n p. in.: Christian Endeavor at 7:15 p. ni., Sunday School and Bible Class at 9:30 a. m. iNight thethe. "'Tho Value oil the Soul." Methodist Protestant Church. I!- v. L. H. Kelly, pastor. Sunday School. To a. m.; preachiug at !l a. nr.. followed by class meeting. Children's c|ass meeting at 2:30 n. m. Young People's meeting at 7 p. m.. .preaching at 7:30 p. m. Ml weleome. j Second Presbyterian Church. It. v. Dr. John Lee Allison pastor, morn ing service communion and reception of members..' wfth shot:t sermon, by t? i; pastor. Evening theme "Tragedy of ?? Wasted Development." Sunday ?cher!. 9.45 a. m.; and Christian Endeavor at 7.15 p. ni. Christ P. E. Church service will be as follows: 9:30 a. ni., Sun day School in the Parish Hall, and the Emmanuel Men's Bible Class in the church; 11 a. m.. service and sermon by the rector. Rev. Win. J. Morton. D. D., 3:30 p. m.. and even ing service and S'Tmcta at S o'clock Methodist Episcopal Church South, west side <?f Washington near King street, Rev. Dr. E. V. Regester, pas tor. will preach at 11 a. m., and 8 p m. He will also teach the Henry K. Field Bible Class to men at 9:30 j a. ni.. tomorrow morning. Come, yer | will find a hearty handshake and a warm welcome. Our revival serv: ces will begin tomorrow night and j continue indefinitely. Preaching cv- | cry night at eight o'clock. The pas tor will do the preaching. Cttoio, and get in the spirit of the meeting, it will do you good. J SENATOR MAR'ITN WEAKER Charlottesville, Va.. Nov. 1.? Senator Martin's condition contin ued very iow yesterday and he is gradually growing weaker, accord ing to Dr. Davis, his . physician. Any undue exertion on his part might prove fatal to the senator, the doctor said. Senator Martin passed an un comfortable day and his only nour ishment consisted of two eggs and ! a little milk. "Free Drinks" at Jester's Why let your battery go dry? Call around and let us give it a drink. Jester's, King and Patrick Streets. 261-lc ?Mr. and Mrs. William A. Roy ster have returned trom a trip ta North Carolina. The monthly meeting of R. E.! Lee Camip * Corel ("-derate Veterans, will be held Monday night at Lee Cam;p Hall. Mrs. Grace Fc rd and Mr. James Doherty were married Thursday evening at the rectory of Grace P. E. Church, Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector, officiating. Alexandria Ledge of Elks will hold a lodge of sorrow tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at its home for the late Paul V. Portner. All members are urged to attend. Miss Clara A. Moore has return ed to her home in Cameron street, after spending the past few months in Harrisonburg, Va., Sandy - Spring, Md., and the Catskill Mountains. The initiatory degree last night was conferred otv a class of thirty candidates by Potomac Lodge of Odd Fellows. The meeting was one of the most larg.-ly attended in re cent years. Hundreds of yoi.ngesters and grown ups, l:\st night participated in the celebration of Hallowe'en. Many uni que masks were worn by the pavaders. (ving street was thronged until a late hour. Theve were many private parties and dances. Thomas M. Burton and wife have sold to W. R. Oden and wife the two-story brick dwelling 1002 Prince street, William E. Ham mersley and wife have sold to Ray mond Astryke house and lot 112 South Henry street. Tlu* Alexandria Circle of Colonial Ibmci held the October meeting at f.hc residence of .Miss Helen Nor '?is Cummings yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Robins, lirst vice president of the Colonial Dames in Virginia, was the guest of the Circle. Mrs. George R. Hill entertained at in interesting and novel Hallowe'en ?tarty last night at her home in South Washington street, for Miss Collins McKay Jones and Mr. Rriley Clem. The entire first floor of the house and the grounds were decorated with all ?he emblems of the season and ghosts were in abundance. Plans are rapidly being completed for the P.ed Cross Christmas Roll Gall. The different churches are pre paring lists of names of solicitors to ?feip in the work and several already 'lave sent in their list. These lists should be received not later than' Monday night at 8 o'clock. The four ninute speakers will begin their work in the different theaters Tuesday night. Week of prayer will be observed by the Woman's Missionary Society if M. E. Church South every af ternoon next week in Sunday School room of the church at .1 p. m. First meeting will be held Sunday afternoon when the Young Peo ple's Society will have charge of the program. The program will be changed each afternoon. All mis sionary women of the city are most cordially invited. 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, 1019, 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. I John C. Schroder, Assistant Secty. . 2o0-2wks. | NOTICE I The Empire Social Club will re ? sume its regular Monday and Fri I day night dances at Elks Hall, be | ginning Monday. November 3. j 281-2p.