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Oldest Daily Newspaper in the
United States and Rest Advertis
ing Medhim in Northern Virginia
For this ? section?Rain tonight
and probably tomorrow; warmer
toniffht; colder tomorrow night.
*ax8uo0 Jcr *JVjqfl
? s.i!
Commissioner Medi
* atioij Efforts ?aid to"
Be Bearing Fruit
^mobilization of Troops Completed
.Yesterday, After Their Rethin
From Roanoke. '
With a view to ending the factional
eel in# (between the mlxn&rs and opera
m (the Lee. 'County field,
Itate Labor Commissioner John
ingch;berg has called a meeting of
e interests affected.
This "^as the news received by Gov-1
?rnor Westmoreland Davis late yes
(erday in a telegram from Commis
loner Hirschberg, who remained in
... coal fields for the purpose of set
ling the dispute after the Governor
<ad returned to Richmond. The Gov
rnor reached the city shortly after
oon yesterday.
The meeting of th? various interests
ill be held early next week. In the
J me Hirschberg^ is holding con
fences with both' the operators and
iners, preparing (their minds for a
Avorable adjustment of differences,
according to a telegram received from
?ie coal fields late yesterday after
ioon, the mediation plan promised to
? successful.
Opinion prevails generally that the
irgihia coal miners, excepting a,v few
dicaLs, are ready to return to work,
some of the mines the majority of
orkers hiive already returned.
I Reports from the Pycahorttas region
jestenday were that the production
as- dbout 40 per cent of normal.
.,'hile some of .the members were ab
sent because of the secOnd holiday,
line officials anounced that maxi-.
ium production is expected by 'Mon
iay nigbt.
i iFVcm Lee County it is learned that
o trouble has occurred in the past
?eek and none is expected, the ma
jrity of.^tWe^'ipiners. having signi*
led a desire to return to the- mines
|nd resume production.
No further shots have been fired
r the radiidals biding!'in the1 moun
ts, according latest reports
wived, and 'tfre 'general impression
?evaite t$at'-With their ammunition
i>ah^'a'll.sources of supply <*ut:off
radicals will find other fields of
Dwrttjbi 1 i aatjonro|?^^.-^^j^i ne- gun
" and Sixftb Company of the First
ini?vSUu^<t^ Viy^inia National
ard, was completed yesterday after
ir return from Roanoke Thursday
hfe by 'order" of Governor Davis. '
he, two., cojnp^nies were part of
c provisional regiment of six corn
pies; started to' the coal fields at
\ Charles, Lee Cp^.tp proyent
?uble "rnthe mines there,'but held at
an,oke. i. , .
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stated in the Gazette,
?rles Edgar Hunter, son of the
Robert and Margaret "Hunter,
?..at the ??> Confederate* Soldiers'
te,1 RitHmond,'Va., on Wednes
iBurial was in Hollywood
ietery,' Richmond. The father
the-subject of tlj-is\nptiee, Rob
. Hunter, conducted' the tobacco
,d the cigar, business at the north
st corner of King and St. Asaph
eets, the.s\t<? now occupied, <ipy
Citizen^ National " Bank; .There
te several survivors of the Hun
family?Mrs. ,Wm. H. Jenkins
d Mrs. M. Alice Coleman, of
erndon, Vau, Mrs: Gertrude Wab
iker, and Mrs'. 'Wlter S. Brown, of
[tshingtoh, D. C.. and Mrs. An
Robena Cooke, the latter of this
iDujung the war he served as a
lember of the Old Dominion Rifles,
pmpany H* Seventeenth Virginia
[The Aero-Auto Company can no*v
ake immediate deliveries on Chev
flet 490 Models. These cars are
pected to advance $75 before the
at 6f the year. Buy your car
Iw and save iany possible increases.
Jrms can be arranged to suit you.
The much:heralded drive for
seventy-five . million by Southern
Baptists is nearing {consummation.
While encouraging:' reports ai*e
coming in the every member canvass
tomorrow afternoon over the South,
will tell .the story of success or fail
ure. The Baptist churches of Alex
andria and vicinity are determined
to go over the top. it is hoped
very sincerely that there will be no
slackers in this great effort to save
the world by,the gospel. ?
The Central Committee of Nash
ville, Tenn., requests that a can
vass be made of every Baptist in
the citv of Alexandria whether con
nected "with the local churches or
not. It is hoped that all such will
get in touch with the church can
Rev. Dr. E. B. Jackson will,
i speak appropriately to the inaugu
! ration of this campaign at tomor
! row morning's service at the First
| Baptist Church.
Baptists "to Canvass 1,100 Churches
in State for Funds (
(Special to Gazette.)
Richmond, Va., Nov. 29?The Bap
tist Seventy Five Million Campaign
drive for .pledges begins next Sun
day, continuing through until Decem
ber 10; prospects are favorable for
success in Virginia. There are more
than eleven -hundred white churches
witty approximately tv^p hundred
thousand 'members, who must be
canvassed individually durfng- Victory
Week. Each church has been ap
portioned a definite sum to be raised.
Some churches have already taken
their pledges and in every case much
more 'has been subscribed than called
for. The funds to toe raised in Vir
ginia will he devoted to foreign mis
sions, home missions, chiristian edu
cation, orphanages, ministerial re
lief and state missions. More than
two hundred additional foreign mis
sionaries will be sent out at cnce and
the number of missionary pastors in
the state will (be greatly increased.
JThe Baptist School For Boys to be
located at 'Bluefield will receive a
iai'ge (proportion as will ,the "Bap
tist hospital to be located at Lynch
burg. The orphanage at Salem, now
crowded to its utmost capacity, will
be enlarged during the year. The
situation throughout' the South is
hopeful and the managers are ex
pecting to achieve a gir'eat victory.
Churches will be expected^ to report to
their r.*s?ociataonal organizers who
will in turn report to. the state or
ganizer at Richmond, R*v. James R.
Doan. *' .
State ' Corporation Commissicn to
. Consider Fare Bcost Decem
ber 4
The hearing before th0 State
Corporation Commission of the ap
plication of the Washington-Vir
ginia Railway Company for. author
ity to'increase its passenger fares,
commutation rates and baggage
charges, intrastate in Virginia, to
the same level, as that authorized by
the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has ben postponed until Decem
ber 4. /
The hearing was originally set
for November 26. This company
also has applied to the state corpo
ration commission to increase its
freight rates within the state of
The proposed new * class rates are
' the same as those in effect on the
j Washington and Old Dominion Rail
way, while the proposed new com
modity rates are the Washington
Virginia Railway Companv s oW
rates plus twenty-five per cent.
This may happen to you at any
, time.
1 You neglect to have your battery
1 recharged the JESTER wa\ .
I Car refuses to start, you call on
! that good right ARM. *'
The doctor call it a fracture, you
say Some PAIN. Come to Jester.
284-lc. - .King and Patrick Sts.
Members of Canton Alexandria No.
1. are requested to meet at Odd
Fellows Hall at 7 p. m. tonight, in
full dress uniform, tc go to Washing
ton, to assist Canton Washington to
confer degree of chivalry.
' Bv order of
284-lc. ?
UnlVcHSI I! 9\ VA.
Names of Nineteen Young
Alexandrians On
' Its: Roster
This Institution Now Has 1,500 Stu
dents Which. (Beats All Previous
Records por Attendance.
University- of Virginia, November
28.?At its initial meeting of the
session held recently the Alexandria j
Club of the University of Virginia j
J elected the following officers: James
M. Duncan, president; Albert V..
|;Bryan, vice president; Robert. E.
Knight, secretary-treasurer.
This club is composed of all of
the students from Alexandria who
are now in attendance at the Uni
versity. There are ninteen names
on its roll. /
The Alexandrians are scattered
throughout the various schools and
departments," some studying medi
cine, engineering, law and others
are in the academic department,
commonly known as the college.
Practically all of the Alexandrians
have received their preparation in
?the Alexandria High School.
The class of 1910, which gradua
ted last June from that school, sent
quite a large and representative
contingent to take part in the col
lege activities for the first time
this season to experience the trill*
of life at a university and to live
within the portals of the orange
and the blue where a man's word
and honor are supreme.
Never before has the worth and
value of education in its more ex
tensive form been brought home so
forcibly, and never before (has it
been received with such enthusiastic
acclamation . . .J
This is evidenced by the in- J
creased enrollment at the colleges
and universities.
At present the University of Vir
ginia boasts of a student body of j
1500 which exceeds records by seve
ral hundreds. Every available spot
in and out the institution is occu
pier! .
People who hitherto have never
rented out rooms have opened their
homes to accomodate those 'who are
seeking to reap the benefits of the
educational advantages offered
The teaching staff and facilities
have been augmented. Schools of
art. music and architecture have
been introduced. *
Today, as will be noted in her ad
vertisement in another column,
Mrs. Ruth Ballenger. opened her
exclusive lingerie and hand made
millinery establishment, the "'Ruth
Roycroft." on the second floor of
the Smith building, 624 King street.
For several weeks past. Mrs.
Ballenger has made frequent trips
to New York selecting the kind of
lingerie that will appeal most tempt
ingly to women of refinement. To
day's opening fully justified the
expectations of Mrs. Ballenger's
friends who thronged her shop
which is attractively decorated in
brown and blue. The merchandise
displayed compares most favorably
with what dscriminating purchasers
will find in metropolitan shops.
The Gazette commends heartily
Mrs. BallefigcrV enterprise and
joins with _ her host of friends in
wishing this Alexandria grl a 'de
servedly great success-.
Her shop, will be open this even
ing until ten o'clock.
Tomorow morning, the first Sun-1
day in Advent, the choirvof St.
Paul's Church will render special
musical .program, including Dudley
Buck's Festival Tedium in E flat;
Jewells "Repent Ye." and hymns
appropriate for thP day. ,
The choir consists of solo quartet
and chorus. Mrs. Nes, soprano;
Mrs. Sherman B. Fowler, alto;
Kenneth W. Ogden tenor; and Wil
mer Joyce Waller, bass. Sherman
B. Fowler, organist and director.
Norfolk salt water Oysters and
Hampton Bar clams Jacob Brill,
foot of King Street., * 227-tf
Government Serves Notice
Interference Will Not
Be Tolerated
Shopping {Days
Till Christmas
Prosecution For Operators Or Em
ployes To Thwart Conspiracies?
Blune Notice Served.
The Government has served blunt
notice on soft coal miners and op
erators that interference with coal
production would not be tolerated.
Warning' that legal prosecution
would be employed to thwart con
spiracies by either side and troops
sent wherever necessary to protect
miners willing to work came from
the Department of-Justice after
members of the Cabinet had consid
ered every phrase of the fuel situa
tion, admittedly critical, in view oi"
the abrupt breaking off of negotia
tions. V
; Tt ?is-'itotr-ciit- inten'tVftffSf the-'Gov
ernment tr. let the mines remain
idle, with lvtlf of the country in
the grip of cold weather and the
coal stocks rapidly diminishing.
The Administration, it was said 1
by those in a position to know, had
fully expected the miners to reject
the 14 per cent wage increase of
fered by Fuel Administrator Gar
field. Anticiating this-, plans had
been considered for augmenting the
present output of bituminous mines,
officially figured at better than 4ft
per cent of normal.
Reported to Ha\e Acknowledged That
He Attacked and Robbed
Jitney Driver.
Detective Sweeney, of Washington,
who went to Richmond to question
Frederick Warren, who was held in
connection with the assault on James
Gaffes, telephoned police headquart
ers this morning that Warren h:u]
confessed to the assault, and that he
was bringing him back to Washing
The R. and J. Social Club rooms
are open to the select public who
enjoy good clean games with gentle
men, void of gambling.
Pool, pinochle, checkers and domi
noes: Gentlemen of good reputa
tion may become members. Sunder
games are open to members. If
you enjoy h refined atmosphere
join this club. Plenty of magazines
to read. :
j All shipyard men who prid for j
membership in the Virginia Ship- j
building Corporation Employers
Mutual Benefit Association, arc- en
tiled to an honorary membership
card. Special meeting all day to
morrow. 284-1.
In memory of our son, Melvin E.
Humphries, who left us fiv? years
ago today.
Sudden was the summons.
Hard was the blow.
But perhaps some day my heart
will echo. ,
What my lips have learned to say.
By his sad and.xlonely mother.
| 284-1p..
Chew Moonshine Sun Cured To
bacco. uN*o better tobaccos made
than those manufactured' by Bailey
Bros." Not in the Trust. 283-2p'
Former Alexandrian Will
1 Be Candidate of
Labor Faction
Central Trades and Labor Council
Planning to Place Candidates in
IField For All Richmond Offices.
Threats of union labor in Rich-1
mond to defeat Representative An- ]
drew Jackson .Montague for the seat
In Congress from th ? Third District
culminated in tin* determination of
the Central Trades and Labor coun
cil to place in the field as his op
ponent next summer Howard. T.
Colvin, a former resident of Alex
andria, and now chief clerk in the
office of State Labor Commissioner
John Hirschberg.
It was Mr. Colvin himself, acting
on behalf of a trroup of labor men,
who sent to Representative Monta-.
jrue a challenge to meet in debate
in Richmond some advocate of
the Plumb plan of railroad owner
ship. Mr. Montuirue declined, say
ing that he could not afford to meet
any man whose responsibility ir. the
matter was not equal to his own.
This denial or> their wishes, coupled
with other grievances they hold
against, have led the labor unions
toNvow his defeat in the next cam
pa ijrn .
But it will not be ajrainst Repre
sentative Montajrue alone that the
unions will direct their forces. La
bor Commissioner Hirschberj;, one
of the recognized leaders of tnis
Class in the state, is af. avowed
candidate for Mayor cf the city of
Richmond, with Thoma^ B. Morton,
"pre'sidefit of the Richm'ond federa
tion of railroad shop workers, as a
much discussed candidate for the
same office. It is likewise the de- I
termination of the unionists to have (
in thc? fall ticket for a'i city j
offices. ?
That the labor unions will put up
one of the stiffest political fights J
they have waged in many years is
evidenced by the fact that members
have almost to a man paid their
poll taxes, a prerequisite for the
ballot. In practically every organ
ization in the city a rule is in force
to penalize the man who cannot ex
hibit the necessary tax receipts ^nr
voting purposes. Ever since the
office of Treasurer Pace opened for
the payment of state taxes, Ions
lines, composed mostly of laboring
men, have besiesred the office
throughout the day. until Richmond
now has the largest number of
qualified voters she has ever had in
her history. ,
The unions already have scored
one important political victory this
year in the election of Georfre L.
Wilcox to the house of delegates.
Order of Fraternal Americans Will
Attend Methodist Protestant
In accordance with its annual
custom. Alexandria Council No. n,
Order Fraternal Americans, will to
morrow (.veninir attend in a body ser
vices to be held in the Methodist
Protestant Church. It is their an
nual memorial and Thanksgiving:
service, which is held in accordance
with proclamations of the head of
the order. The council will meet
at its hall in North Columbus street
and proceed in a body to the church,
where appropriate exercises to the
occasion have been arranged.
By Rector's Aid Society. St. Paul's
Church, Thursday. Dec. 4, from 0 to
8 p. m.. in Parish Hall, corner of
Duke and Pitt street?: 75 rents.
Roast Turkey
Turkey dressing, Oiblet Gravy
Faked Macaroni with Cheese
j Stewed Tomatoes Pepper Hash
Cranberry Jelly Turnover Rolls
Ice Cream, 10 cts. Ca^e' * c*s
v Pie, 10 cts.x
! '
Salvation Anry, 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 11 a. m., and evening som ite
at 7:30 o'clock.
St. Paul's P. E. Church, Rev. Dr.
P. P. Phillips, rector, services;
Sunday School, 9:30 a m.; Men's
Bib'e Class, 0:45 a. m.; sen-ices at
U a. m., and evening service, 7:30
p. m. !
I Grace P. E. Church, Rev. Edj;ar
Carpenter, rector, order of services i
tomorrow; Holy Communion, 7:30 a.
m., Sunday School, 9:30 a. m., morn-,
ing service, 11 a. m.; evening sc-r-;
vice, 8 p. m.
Trinity Methodist Church east
side of s^utn Washington street.
Rev. A. E. Spielman, pastor. Sun
day School and adult Bible Class,
9:45 a. m. Preaching by the pas
tor at 11 a. m., and 7:4ii p. m.r
Immanuel Lutheran Church, cor
ner of Cameron and Alfred streets,
Rev. Carl J. Goette, pastor. Servi
ces tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock;
subject. "It is High Time to Awake:
Out of the Sleep.''' Sunday School
at 9:30 a. m.
First Baptist Church, South
Washington street. Rev. Dr. Eu
gene B. Jackson, pastor. Services
11 a. m., and 7:45 p. m. Sunday
School 9:30 a. nu B. Y. P. U.,
at 7 p. m. The every member
canvass will take place from 2 to G
o'clock in the afternoon.
Free Methodist Church, south Lee
street, Rev. L. H. Kelley, pastor.
Sunday School 10 a. m. Preaching
at 11 o'clock, followed by class
meetinjr. Children's class meeting
at 2 p m. Young people's meeting
at 7 p. m. Preaching at 7:30. All
Second Presbyterian Church, cor- j
nev Prince and St. Asaph stress,
Rev. Dr. John Lee Alison, pastor,
preaching at 11 a. m., by Rev. W.
J. Drummond ami even in tr sermon
bv Rev. S. N. Vail, of Washington;
Sunday School. y;.*50 a. m.. ami
Christian Erjdeavor. 7:15 p. m.
Chris. Protestant Episcopal
Church, North Columbus street.
Rector. Rev- Dr. William Jackson
Morton. Sunday. School 9:.'!0 a. m.,
in the Parish Hall, Immanuel Bible
Class in the Church, ll'a.'m. ser
vices and sermon by the rector.
Evening service. 7:30 p. m.; Pews
free, over'oody wejconij?'. >
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
west side of South Washington street
near King street. Rev. Dr. E. V. Reg
ester, the paster, will preach at 1J a
m. and 7.45 p. m. Note the change in
the time of the evening service. The
Henry K. Field Bible Class for men
will meet in the Young People's
Building at 9.45 a. m. Come, you will
find a hearty welcome.
Second Baptist Church, Rev. O. P.
Lloyd will preach at 11 a. m, and
at S p m., Sunday School, 9:30 a.
m. B. V. P. 1".,,7 p. m. Don't
forget the Sunrise Prayer Meeting
to be held at the Second Baptist
Church. Sunday. November .'50, in I
the interest of the 7"> million cam- j
paign. The revival services will !
continue throughout next week and I
everybody is cordially invited to j
Methodist Protestant Church, |
North Washington street,"Rev.
J. Hill, pastor, Sunday School and
Bible Class. 9::i0 a. m.. and Chris
tian Endeavor, 7 p. m.; decision
day exercises in connection \jrith
Sunday School. Memorial services
under the auspices of Alexandria
Council No. ?. Order of Fraternal
Americans at night with special
sermon by the paster. Every body
More than fifty loaves of bread
baked by Alexandrians received at
the! Gazette office today, were turned
over to representatives of the Bond
Bread Baking Contest "and taken -to
Washington. About December 3 this
pt'pi-r will announce the 121 prize wiai
: rcars. Thev will receive their $J>000
[ cash prizes not later than ..December
-4 '
A Sunrise prayer meeting will
be held at 7 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing in the First Baptist Church.
The- Curb Athletic Club will play
the Virginia Athletic Club Sunday
at 2:30 o'clock at the Shipyard
field. %
The monthly meeting of R. Lee
Camp, Confederate Veterans, will
he held Monday night at Lee Camp
Th? euchre ami 500 given last night
at the Lyceum Hall for St. Mary's
Catholic Church Sunday School
Christmas Tree Fund was largely at
The will of the late Robert W. Bal-^
lenger was admitted to probate in the
Circuit Court for Fairfax, this week.
Testator leaves his estate to his five
The Rector's Aid Society of St.
Paul's Church, will hold their first
supper this season on Thursday,
December 4, from 0 to 8 p. m. See
.Capt. W. H. Sweeney, superin
tendent of schools, has returned
from Richmond where he attended
the annual meetiner of the state
board of education.
Old Dominion Commandery No.
11, Knights Templar will Tuesday
night confer the Red Cross degree
of the order at a meeting which
wll be held in the Masonic Temple.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian D. Knight
have returned from a week's trip to
New York and Pennsylvania. While
on the-trip they visited the parents
?r Mrs. Knight, at Honesdale. Pa.
?A special term of the United
States Court for the Eastern dis
trict "of Virginia, Judge Edmund.
Waddill presiding, convened today.
The docket was called and c'Ases set
for trial and court adjourned until
The Allison W. C. T. U., will
hold regular meeting with Miss
Slayton, the president, Monday
evening, December 1, at 7:->0 o clock
Members are urged to bo present to
receive reports from the State Cgn
tion. i:
As will be seen by a notice else
whefe in the Oazette. membeis o>?
Cair.ton Alexandria No. 1, Odd Pel
lows. will meet at 7 o'clock tonight in
Odd Fellows' Itall, in full dress uni
form. to go to Washington to assist
Canton Washington-confer the degree
of chivalry.
W. A. Van .Horn's Death Follows
- Short Illness of Pneumonia
William A. Van Horn, fifty-six
years old, who was one of the oldest
motormen in point of service on the
Washington-Virginia Railway, died
at 1 o'clock this morning at the
residence of Mr. Charles Mumford,
The deceased had been ill only
three, days and death was due to
Mr. Van Horn for the past. 27
consecutive years had been a motor
man on the electric line operating
between this city and Washington.
He was the second oldest motor
man on that line. ?.
1 Mr. Van Horn was a native of
? Maryland. He is survived by three
i White Marvel flour, $12.30 a
| barrel; 2-1 lb sack, $1.70; country
butter. 05 cents per pound; fresh
eggs. Purcell's special coffee. 50
cents a pound. Fine stock of groc
eries at the lowest prices. All or
ders delivered. Phone 5G7-W. J.
E. Purcell, 117 South Herrv St.
The Aoro-Auto Company can now
j make immediate deliveries , on Chey
.relet 400 Models. ,Thvese cars . J*re
tj expected to advance $75 before., the
Vfirst of the year. By." your car
! now and save.any possible increases,
i Terms can.be arranged to-suit you.

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