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ESTABLISHED- 2784- i Oldest Daily Newspaper in the i United States and Best Advertis- j ins Medium, in Northern Virginia ! ? For this section?Fair and colder tonight and tomorrow. ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE TUESDAY-;'NOVEMBER 11,1919. OL.CXXXV-.No. 269. HealtK Department Says it 1 is Doing its Best for Your Benefit CONSTRUCTIVE WORK! Advises Persons to See a Physician \ Before They Are Really HI?Takes i Slap at Patent Medicine. I often wonder, after reading: one j of our big daily newspapers or ma-1 gazines, why any people get sick, and j why any of us remain sick if we fool- j ishly get that way. Why be sick when j you can get any absolutely sure cure j for any old thing that ails you? If j you don't believe this, just open your daily paper and the first thin^ you will see is a big advertisement smtinir . that "Dr. Dupes Delerious Dope-" wall | positively cure any disease you may be afflicted with. And this statement I will no doubt be backed up by a sworn t testimonial from one Ezra J. Dsjpbcld.j of Dubbs-Corners, Mich., to th? effect ; that after suffering 14 years with the) Pip, -plumbago, toothache and in grmv- j ing toe nails, he was cured after tak- i ing only seven bottles of that heaven j bestowed remedy, "Dr. Dupes Helen-1 ous Dope." Then you glance at another p:ige of i your paper and a glaring ad te!!> you j that suffering humanity continues to j suffer solely on account of a lack of | iron in the blood. It says: "What, you j need is more iron in your blood. I ake j just one box of our Beifusticate;! Iron.) and you will be able to walk 2<> mile-1 a day without fatigue!" And it too j will be backed by a sworn affidavit j from J. Jim Jams, of Squesdunk j Centre, Conn., statin** that?Tor 10 years I Suffered from a weak min i, . and I was so thin I could not cast a shadow. My blood was thin and watery and would not run through by veins, i unless I kept in constant motion. The j doctors said I had no iron, tin ur ziyo. j in my blood. 1 suffered constantly! from mumps, falling hair and iras or. i my.stomach and had to carry bricks in J. my pockets on windy days. A friend i advised me to take 'Befusticated 11 on* | ahc] after using only four boxes, I i gained over 200--pounds in j and am now,so full of Iron. I don't) dare to take a bath for fear cf get- j ting rusty. 1 am so confounded well T: am actually ashamed to go out on the street." Then in your search for news., yon turn over another page and there in | big black letters you see?"Take Kids j Kidney Cure for all Kidney Ilis." And i then you are asked these questions? "Do you have pain in your feet, head-j ache, colffcin the head, tired feelinjr; do you dislike to work; do you ^et hun gry; do you sleep; do*you net th:rst\ , nave you'-corns; did you ever have mumps; are you blind; does your heart beat; are you sick; do you fevl j full; after eating, if you have these j symptoms, you have kidney disease oi j something, and . 'Kids Kidney Cure is j all you need to put you on your feet, j Then just to prove how good this j great remedy really is, read the ter from Mrs. Mary G. Squash, Si-j wash." Wis., who says?"h or ten long j years I suffered from many and va-j rious diseases. I had seven or eleven doctors, but they did me no go,>d. 1 had water on the brain and seemed to j be filled with water. In fact I was! wa'ter-logged. I could not walk on ac count of getting sea-sick. 1 called in two. or three doctors, but they said they could do nothing for me and ad vised me to consult a plumber. At last a good friend told me about "Kids Kidney Cure' and after tak ing only 28 bottler, 1 f.r.1 now able to eat four meals a day. and I never get seasick any more." "So as 1 have already observed, why be sick when all of these simple cure are right at your hand for only $1.00 a bottle or 50 cents a box? However, some of us have a natu ral dislike to doping ourselves with sure cures, hence we call in a physi cian when we get sick. And there the trouble. We never go to a doc tor until we are actually sick, then expect him to make us over as "eo.i as new. But it is very often too late for him to do us any real good. He can't put in a new heart, lungs, stom ach, liver or kidney like you would a new part in a machine. When you think yourself well, you may have some organic trouble just starting, which if treated promptly would save ?you much - suffering as well ac ex pense. , Why not so to your doctor once or twice a year and have him give you a careful examination? The Health Department has an up-to-dare labora tory with a trained expert in charge. We are at all times ready to ?" your doctor help you. We promptly make examination? of the blood, sputum, urine or other specimens sent in by the doctor, free of charge. This is a part of our public health work. It makes your doctor that much more ef ficient bv removing the element of uncertainty. For instance, suppose he has a case of suspected diphtheiia. No expert in the world can say it is oi l's not by simply looking at the throat. Your doctor takes a little cotton swab on the end of a probe and wipes it j over the inflamed part of the throat j and then sends it to our laboratoi\. j We take blood serum and make a cul- j ture from the swab. This is incubat-, cd for a few hours and the germs grow j ing on it. 3re placed on a glass slide,, stained to make them visible and then: put under the high power, compound j microscope. If they are diphthei.a jrerms we inform the doctor at or.ce over the telephone, and he then has the exact knowledge that will enable him to use his medical skill and give such treatment as may be indicated. Much of the work of a modern health department is unseen and un known except to the few who come in to contact with it. hence it gets little or no credit for its many daily activi ties which are of the utmost value to the community. While there is much work to be done, yet our official reports?pub lished monthly in this paper sir.ee our organization on July 1st last will show that we have accomplished many things that mark a disiinrt si.'p forward in the general fight against disease and unsanitary conditions. Not a single case of smallpox ha** beei. i reported in thi s city during the past) four months. The typhoid fever rate has been reduced over 75 per cent over last year and only seven very mrld cases of influenza have turned up during the two months jus* past. Taken in all. there is very little sick ness in our city at the present time. By the construction of new sewers we will soon be able to eliminate many unsanitary conditions. Our sur vey has brought to light many housi-s that are not yet connected with <e--vers in front of such properties for many y?ars past.* Notices are now being served upon .the owners, giving them a certain number of days to start work, otherwise prompt action will be taken. ; Your department of health is doing constructive work for the public good and* we ask the .full co-operation of all good citizens to that end. If you have any suggestions or com plaints to make call and lay them be fore us, but don't stand off and throw stones, for we arc only human and are trying to do our best for your benefit. BAZAAR AT LYCEt'M Supper for Tifty Cents Served Each Evening A ''wonderful" supper for tifty cents is the announcement of the committee in charge of the ba/.a.u being held at the Lyceum Hall un der the auspices of the congrega tion ef St. Mary's Catholic Church served cach evening 1 ;*om <? to 11 o'clock. The menu includes hoi I rolls, oysters, chicken salad, ham, home made pickle, celery, and chili | sauce, potato salad. Tickets for the supper are on sale at Warfiebl's ! drug store ar.d the Rex ail drug | store, and also at the bazzaar. Last night a large crowd attend ed the bazaar and each night dur ing the wa^k special attractions wi'! be given and many of the valuable prizes will be disposed of this week. DEATH NOTICE PIED?At Montrose. Colorado. Oc tober 15th. 1010. Charles Croxnll Johnston, of Chicago, son of the late Reuben and Mary Le Grand Johnston, of Alexandria. Virginia. 2?0-lp. NOTICE The regular semi-monthly meet ing of Alexandria Council No. 627, Royal Arcanum, will he held in Py thian Hall. 321 Cameron street, on Tuesday, November 11. at S p. m. A full attendance ef members is re quested . J 26S-2t Jas. E. Alexander, Secty. PAIS TIE BEST i $1,000,000 in Cash and Over $13,000,000 in ' Bonds FI N A L SETTLEMENT l.'Deht Con mission Members Seek to | Have Master Commissioner Prepare j Accounts for Proper Distribution. Request by the Virginia Debt Com mission, of which Judge William F. Rhea is chapman, for a decree of ref erence lo a master commissioner to take and state necessary accounts for the distribution of more than $14,000, 000 in cash and securities will be- made today in ihe Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, when the case institut ed by the commission through Attor-, ney-General John R. Saunders comes! up before Judge K. Car-lev Scott for aj hearing. This amount represent? the princi pal and interest of the debt which West Virginia ? owed Virginia, final settlement of which was made yester day. The commission now has in hand in the vaults of the First National Bank of Richmond $1,000,000 in cash and the remainder in West Virginia bonds. *5 This means that after move* than half a century of controversy. West I Virginia has finally paid in T.: 11 her share of the debt incurred by Virginia in the period between 1821 and 1801, when West Virginia was still i part if Virginia. Thv debt was originally for rail roads. canals and turnpikes an ! other internal improvements by which that part of Virginia which afterward i.e ?ame a separate State benefited as much sis Virginia proper. The amount of the debt at tint time was about MO,000,000. Wvst, VrgHi.i-1 was admitted to the Union in on j rendition that she assume a j;:?t and j equitable portion of this debt. Vir-j (jrjnja assumed two-thirds of ih.> debt j in 1871. Unable to bring about a settle- i menr. with West Virginia, suit was j brought by the commission in the Su- j prim." Court in 1000. <n the nrrne ofi Virginia, and judgment obtained i ag::iri-t West Virginia. APPEAL FOR SCHOOL BOOKS j Ffchildren's momt? The Children's Home near Clifton. Va.. formerly located ir. this city, I issues an appeal for school books needed by children in that institu- i ti;>n, and asks that those whe have any of the needed books take them I to Miss Amanda Holt., Probation,' oflicer, I0S Dukt. street. There are* 14 children in the home at the present time. The list of 1 books is as follows: " Howell-Wil liams Primers; 1 Howell-Williams Manual; Graded Classics Third Readers; ."> Graded Classics F oirih Readers; 1 Elson's Gramritnr School Reader Book2; 2 Payne's Southern Literature Readings; 5 Aldine First Language Book; 1 Manual, Aldine Language Method; ?" Emerson and Bender's Modern English Book 1: 2 Emerson and Bender's Modern Eng lish Book 2; 0 Smith's Modern Pri mary Arithmetic; 2 Smith's ? Mcd ' ern Advanced Arithmetic: 1 Gif ford's Every Day Mental Arithmc ! tic; '? Frye's First Course in Gcog ; r.ipliy; I Primer of Sanitation and ! Physiology; 5 Primers of Hygiene; j (New Health Scries); 2 Riley. Chandler and iIa:r.;'fon's. "Our Re i public;" 1 Chandler and Chirwoou's ''Makers of American History:'' n Applied ;Avt.- Drawing Books: No. 12; 5 Number 43, r, Number 4H. 2 Number 47: in Copy Books Nunvbar o Copy Books Number 1: 10 : Spelling Blanks; 1 Austin's Domes ' tic Science Bock Number 1. and 2 j of Number 2: Catechism on Public ' Health; Geographical Readers and | 2 .MVBsin's Government and Poli , tics; also chalk, crayons, Okay marking crayons, pens, pen holders, ! ink. Unabridged Dictionary! Pcriod ! icals. American Magazine. Com panion For All the Family. Some j.geod house hold magazines. A meeting of Liberty Rebekah | Lodge will be held at 8 o'clock tc j night in Odd Fellows Hall, on North 1 Columbus street. j Doubt Expressed That Such Organizations Are Exempt STRIKES ARE ILLEGAL Criminal Offense, it is Alleged, for Laboring .Men (o Engage in Walkout ?Issue Must he Decided. Officials and members ef Congress did not agree with the statement of the Federation's executive commit tee that it was the intention of Con gress in enacting thfood control law io exempt labor unions from its pro visions. At the Department of Jus tice it was pointed out that an amend ment to the act under which unions would have been exempted specifically was rejected. It. was pointed out that House pro visions of the bill were amended in the Senate on motion of former Sen ator Mollis. Democrat, New Hamp shire, 'but that when the measure went to conference the House mun agers held out for the original House provisions and the Senate conferees finally receded. When the conference report readied the Senate, Senator Ho'llis said his amendments had been deliberately stricken from the bill in order to make strikes illegal. ''The bill we are passim; today," he said, "is a bill that makes it a crim inal offense for laboring men to en gag;1 in the usual peaceful method of a strike." "Is it the opinion of the Senator," asked Senator Shepnard. Democrat. Texas, "that the conferees thought the language to which he is directing his remarks had that eft^i?" "Yes." Senator Hollis "The reason given me was that th:? c-n ferecs Ik lieve that peaceful strikes should be prohibited during the w-ir. That is ail the satisfaction f g)t" Senator Chamberlain. Democrat. Oregon, and later former Senator Lewis, Democrat. Illinois, expressed considerable doubt as to the correct ness of Senator Hollis* conclusion, but' when the Senate voted finally ?.n Au?ust X, I PIT. Stnuator Hollis, ?ti!l heldinir to :>is expressed vkw th:? t strikes ?hould not be put unr! >r legislative iian, voted aauinst the entire act. Senator .Myers, Democrat, Moniam, declared the government should not compromise with the strike leaders. "Nothing in Mr. Gompers' state ment,'" said Senator Myers, '?justi fies any class of citizens in violat ing the law. I think the time h- s come when we must decide whether the government is sup.'eme or a cer tain class of citizens. I am in favor of having thai issue decided now. without anv recession or compro mise. I am in hearty accord with the action of the government i:i handling the coal strike. I'd rath er freeze to death than see the gov ernment recede." ^ MASONIC NOTICE There will be a joint communica tion ef Alexandria-Washington Lodge and Andrew Jackson Lode" held at Masonic Temple. Thursda evening, ? November l.'.th, at 7:^') o'clock to receive the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia, and the other officers of the Grand Lodgi. All Master Masons in good stand ing are invited to bp present on tn:s occasion. Immediately after the formal re ception to the grand officers, tlv meeting will adjourn to the Oper; House for an evening's entertain ment tr> which all Master Masons and their lady friends are invited. Let us have a large fathering of ladies on this occasion. 2CS-I?* Tl'ESDAY NIGHT Or. November 13tb. I can -ret Turkey with stuff in' You can bet! Cranberries, jiblet stew. Creamed peas, hominy And oh yet. Rolls and coffee too. Seventy-five pennies is the price "Hign Cost of Living" take care. St. Paul's Parish Hall the place Won't I just be there. I Lewis Says "We Will Comply With Order of the Court" I . | "WE ARE AMERICANS" * .Men Have Lost Twenty Million Do!-. li;rs in Wages and Fines Since Nov ember 1st. Indianapolis, Nov .11.?Officials of the United Mine Workers of America, in conference here, de cided early today to accede to .tin Go Vermont's mandate for withdraw al of the strike order. "Wo will comply with the man date of the court.-" We dq this un der protest. We arjj Americans. We cannot fight our Government." This was the statement issued by Acting President John I;. Lewis at! 1:15 a. m. today, following an IS hour confercnce with other union leaders at the Lincoln Hotel here. The order withdrawing the strike call will be presented to Judge A. F. Anderson, in Federal Court, be tVre n^on today. In a voice shaken with emotion, Lewis pronounced the words that officially will end th:- strike of 400, 000 coal miners, started on Novem ber 1. Lewis plainly showed the strain under which he has been laboring for the past ten days. His face was lined an dtircd. hi;: voice husky, and ! his hair disheveled. Vv'hes the members of the execu- i live ecuncii. the scale committee.' and the distrct prrsirlents of the United Mine w rkers of America emerged from the meeting room they showd the effects of a hard fight. They were sullen and tired. They went to their rooms immediately, and all refused to add to Lewis' statement. The utmost secrecy was main tained by the conferees during the ? day and night. The doors' leading to the conference room were care fully guarded. Th,i decision to rail off the strike was not reached 'in lil after strenuous opposition had been made by a group of miner? vho w:s!?"d to defy the court order. Through thi' closed doors of the 'meeting hall c^uld be ho'ird the sound of ??ented debate. At times ?the voiccs were loud and angry. However, the sentiment of Ameri canism prevailed. Attorneys for the union were cal i< d into the conference room seve ral times during the 18-hour de bate. They advised compliance with the judge's ruling, it is known, and this advice had a strong influence on the final decision. Soft coal miners to date have lost $20,000,000 in wages and fines due to the strike which began Novem ber 1. 1500 JOIN REP CROSS A total of 1.400 subscriptions to the Red Cross had been received up to noon today. This closes the campaign. J. T. Preston. chair man of the local committee, stated today that scattering returns will add a number to the foregoing. The committee of women that visit ed Crimp Humphreys yesterday se cured a total of seventy-five sub scriplions. The ri-sult of the cam paign in Alexandria is very gratify ing to those in charge and in fact it exceeded their expectations. J. T. Preston ^vas chairman of the committee and Mrs. George P.. 11 ill was chairman of the publicity committee. Representatives from practically every church in the city i assisted in the canvass for subscrip- ! tions. SPECIAL SALE Country butter, flo cents a pound, fresh eggs. 80 cents a dozen: large mackerel. 25 cents each. Purceii's special coffee and one pound < f .uigar, <i0 cents. All groceries m-'.rked down. All orders deliver ed. J. E. Pureel!. 117 South Henry street. Phone 567-W. 269-2t. Norfolk salt water Oysters and Hnrr.pton Bar clams Jacob Brill, foot o? King Street., 227-tf. i Will be Asked to Place Fan Market Value on Property ELIMINATE EXTRA TAX 1 In Recent Years Shortage of Revenue Has Caused State to Levy Extra Taxes. Richmond. Va.. Nov. lh?Virginia j land assessors will He specifically :n-i structed by the judges appointing1 them to make their assessments at j fair market value, instead o: on a ! minimum appraisement, :f the vr-j ijuesst made by the Virginia State ! ixi Board is carried out. In a letter siged by Gov. Davis, Chairman of the Board, and addressed to each of the judges of the State who have authority of appointing land assssssrs the State Tax Board points oat that Ae Commonwealth's shortage ! revenue, which has required special! taxation to provide for road b-jil;!::igj and other purposes, is attributed to under valuation of real estate by ::~ sessors. Experts who have been studying the assessment question are of the opinion | that assessment of land at a fair mar-j kit value throughout ;he State nf Vir-j ji'inia will add hundreds of thousand? J of dollars to the Commonwealth's an-1 nun! revenue and do much to prohi >:t, special taxation and other method j which have been resorted to ;;i orcer j to carry out 'cecesjvmy development i programs. The letter sent to the judges of t hi i Stat - by the Tax Board is as f j The General Assembly of Vinrim wis forced at the regular session c' j 1!>JS and again at the extra s?ss: j j of Jto levy ,-pecial taxe.- up-m j all daises <? f property within 'V j jurisdiction of the Commonwealth it'I order to raise sufficient revenue t<: j meet the increased demand uj: :i 'Hi ; State Treasury occasioned by ti*;' *b-1 normal expenditures required for h:,.rh- j way improvement and construe: ten it j carrying out the State highway n o- j gram and also meet the exigerc? I which have arisen in connection wi'h the maintenance and improvement the public school system. 1 lit e mauds are increasing so rapidly 1 h1' it new appears inevitable that th I -occirl levies will have to be sunn'--! mer.tel at the regular session in 10'? The discussions and proceed-"/- ? ??' j the Genera! Assembly during *h? j cent extra session bore stron : e"i denc-' cf a growing sentiment, tl* it these special taxes were neceysiti-.td to som,. extent because of the und.*r valuation of real estate adopted t making assessments throughout the j State, and that in view of this under j valuation real estate is not bvar.ngj its proportionate share of the burden j of taxation is compared with other, property and that uniformity and j equality in taxation is beinsr tV Tci v i destroyed. This sentiment is founded j on what appears to be a generally re-J coittt!zed fact that the consti^utiO'.i provision requiring that all assess ment!" of real estate shall !>e at th-- r J fair market value is nor enforcvd :r. any part of the State. In view of the fact that the time j is almost at hand for thejippoininuni j of land assessors, as prescribed in s'" tion 437 of the Code, for the qu:r. ( quennial assessment of 10J0, the Si ? ? Tax Board feels that it should brnxj i this information t.o youioattcntif n 1;:r i the purpose of emphasizing th" ia"| reaching effects of tnese appointment ? j upon the tax system of the Stat;*, and j the imnortance of the work ..?hie-'' j these appointee? will be-required t< perform. The Board desires to meet with th: assessors in person' before they er Lter upon the discharge of their duties ! and will therefore greatly appreciate j :t if you will make your appoint I mcnts a? soon as may be convenient, so that these meetings may be ar I ranged without conflicting with the t c ^ > s ion of the Legislature in January. I _ notice I will not bo responsible for any i debts contracted other than by my self. 269-1 p. W. W. Aoam. PRICE ONE CENT The semi-monthly meeting of the City Council will be hf'ti tonight. Mrs. Fielder Slinjrlirff. of Balti more. is the guest of Miss Kathe j rine H. Stuart, at. her home in King j street. ! Mr. William F. Webster is ill at j tin- Alexandria Hospital. Ik* was ! operated upon for appendicitis a j few days af.ro. The handsome chest of silver re cently presented former Congress man C. C. Carlin was purchased I from R. C. Acton and Son. l A box party will be given tonight ' at the skating rink at the Armory. Prizes will be awarded couple win ning the contest. Mrs. H. B. Harrel. -Jr.. and lit tle son. of Weldon. N. C.. are visiting her sister, Mr*. W. A. Warliehl, in Cameron street. The monthly meeting ??f the Re tail Merchants' Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce will be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow night in the rooms of that organization. Sarepta Lodge No. 4(5, Odd Fel lows. tomorow nisrht will confer the first degree of the or.ler on a class of twenty candidates. All Odd Fellows in the city are invited. Ma Huge licenses were issued in Washington yesterday to Russell T. .Jenkins, and Vfola F.stelle Thommasson. and Lawrence N. Fro man and Mrs. Kate 10. Sahnow, all of Alexandria. Rev. I)r. John Lee Allison, pas tor of the Second Presbyterian Church, and Elder William E. Latham left today for Charlottes ville to attend a meeting of the Synod of Virginia which convened this morning in that place. A class of thirty-six candidates were registered last night for ini tiation by the Scottish Rite Masons. The ninth, tenth and fourteenth de grees will be conferred tonight and tomorrow night the fifteenth and twentieth degrees wiil be conferred. The members of Circle P> of thp Woman's Auxiliary have arranged in attractive menu for the turkey dinner they . wiil serve Thursday evening in St. Paul's Parish Hall, and their artistic posters are to be seen in the city market and in va rious business houses. A jury in the Corporation Court this afternoon returned a verdict of not guilty in the case against Arthur Welch. The accused was represented by Attorneys Edmund Burke and Carl Budwesky and Com monwealth's Attorney Howard W. Smith conducted the prosecution. Judge S. 0. Brent presiding. Mrs. Lulie G. King will give an informal talk of her experience with the Red Cross in France under the auspices of the King's Daughters of (Iract. P- E. Church Saturday evening November 15. at H o'clock, in Lee Camp Hall. Admission sil ver offering for benefit of Child ren's Ward of Alexandria Hospital. I 2M-U. i News has been received in this city of the death on October 15. in j Montrose. Colorado, of Charles I Croxall Johnston, of Chicago, v/hese ! boyhood was spent in Alexandria. iMr. Johnston studied law in Balti i more and practiced in that city with j Mr. F. O. Siingluff. afterwards 1 iroirg tn Chicago where he became a partner in the well known firm j of Lackner and Butz. i l?ee<Is of transfer for the follow ing pieces of property have just been recorded in the oflice of the j clerk of the court: Samuel A. : Moore to Mrs. Mary E. Sacres j house and lot on the east side of : Payne between Prince and Duke ?streets; Mrs. S. Ellen Parley to Charles F. Downey and wife house and lot :127 North Columbus street; Thomas C. Rawlett to R. R. Gil lingham house and I?"?t at the south east corner of Pitt and Princes? streets.