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ISCff! 97 the Alexandria Gatette Cnvporatlon S17 Kin* Street. Alexandria. vTa. ?OWAID W. SMITH, President ?ad Trnnrcr WILLIAM A. SMOOT MICHAEL T. DWVftK E<Mt*r ?nt?r*d at tb? PostoflJc* at Alexan dria, Virginia, aa second elass rnattvr ? STRIKE CALLED OFF The announcement of the end uf the .strike precipitated over a month ago by, the bituminous coal miners \.as read with"4 great satisfaction this morning. Conditions in Alex andria were approaching a crisis, as it was known that should the men determine- to stay out serious inconvenience and the loss ol thou sands of dollars in this city would result. As it is. conservation will be continued for ser.ie time yet, or until conditions draw near the nor mal. While Alexandria had much to dread from the strike, no actua! suffering was imminent hereabouts. But conditions are grave in some places, as dispatches today ^announce that in some sections in the extreme west ami northwest, where blizzard weather prevails, people are burning furniture in order to keep warm. The announcements show that the strike has been settled amicably, and that. th?.? men have manifested their Americanism by expressions of perfect confidence in President Wilson. This affords pleasant read ing at a time when there was rea son to suppo?-*e that patriotism is a weak' instinct in the souls cf many when their own interest is involved. The miners in their statement say they have full confidence in the President of the United States and a profound regard for his will and judgment. By accepting the President's plan and agreeing to end the strike, the miners have put an end to a situa tion that was becoming well nigh intolerable. The rigid restrictions upon the consumntioii cf fuel may remain in force for a time, hut at hast the prospect of severe suffer ing through the exhaustion of sun plies threatens no more. It was high time that a dispute, for which there was neAm* any real excuse, should be composed. The miners will return at once with the fourteen per cent increase in wages which was awarded by I>r. Garfield and originally refused. This means that the price of coal is not to be raised, at least for the present. The President's statement is a distinct approval of that award. But. it proposes a further con>ideva tion of the whole question by a com petent' tribunal, which is expected to make its report within sixty days. The President suggests that the reasonableness both. of wages ami of prices should be considered as the* basis of negotiations for a per manent agreement. As a cotemuorary says, "the strike has iieen a costly experience. It never should have been begun. Tt might have been ended sooner but for the stubbornness of the parties ?> it. That the government did ot hand!-, the matter as skillfully a? it might have done is the genera! opinion; it delayed too long before taking action. But it. is profitless }o discuss1 might have beens. The end has come, not a moment too s? on. That is ample reason for l -a til iide." COMFORT FOR THf: C HEDFLOl S Numbers of people in Alexandria are >till viewing the approach of the ides of December with anxiety, as, according to an astrologist. this planet is to be subjected to a terri bly experience sometime between the 17th and 20th of this month. This awful prognostication is based upon the -position i>f certain planets. As is generally the case when so called scientists draw alarming horoscopes, certain l.ible students have rushed to the front with their theories, and should we adopt all that they set forth it would be well to. follow the tactics of the Milier- j it.'S four svore or more years ago by disposing of worldly possessions, i donning white robes and hieing' ourselves to the mountains. C. F. Marvin. Chief of the Weather Bureau, has deemed it nec essary to publish the following in a Wa^^tgtop jpaper: '?'?In view of the numerous recent instances of the publication in the daily press of alarming predictions of severe'atmospheric and other j disturbances to occur between the ?37th and 20th of the present month, and of the nrany inquiries in rela tion thereto received by the weath er bureau, it is deemed proper to state that there is no scientific foundation whatever for the weather predictions referred to. The con junction of certain planets and their I consequent supposed influence on the sun. on which the predictions ; are ostensibly based, have occurred j before, without any unusual condi | tions resultin.tr, and there is no ; ground for expecting1 any extraordi | nary happenings at this time. The ! public is advised therefore, to con ? template these direful prognostica tions with entire equanimity." NO .MILITARY TRAINING j Representative Anthony, acting ! chairman of the House Committee ! t.11 Military Affairs, is authority for j ths statement tliat no provision will ! I)? made for universal military training in the annual army bill now being framed fur the fiscal ? vear beginning July 1. 1020. This ? :.<* to be done on the ground of eeon ' omy, so as to keep the appropria ? rions down as much as possible. f The Philadelphia Record in this i onneetion says, ??the amusing thing ? :sbuat such a program is that it is j u complete repudiation of all Re } "liblican professions on this subject, i '''rem Theodore Roosevelt, with his j inilitaristic ideas, down to the hum j lost spellbinder there was, during j h? world war. a unanimous shout J 'or the adoption of a system of j 'niversa! military training in the j 'Inited States, mi that we might at 1 ill times have several million I v( uiig men ready to take up arms at i i moment's notice, General Leon ? ;rd Wood has made iliis one of his i nin ipal planks in his Presidential | \anv:iss. J "'N'uw the whole thing is to be ; hrcwi: into the discard bicause its j ?(I./ption would cost a good many | ii|i: n dollars. With the nassing j Ihe German m?nace th ? old wa> ( (*oina- fhimrs is quite good "notfgh ' -'or the Republicans. Pr.ssibly they iright in this view. But how de hey square it with their previous ?'.u in or. and what need now exists i '??" a soldier candidate for Presi j viU if there is to be no great army j t citizen soldiers for him to com > ? i?:? ? 'I hese questions apparently ?-B't bother the G. 0. P. leader's b.l. 1 hey shouted for universal ; li.Mtary training for partisan effect, j mri now they are advocating strict [ .'i: my for the same reason. It'. j I! in the political game." COMPLIMENTARY POSITIONS I Then was a time when some citi ; entered an active canvass anil ';?* n: money, too, in order to secure ' omplinivntary positions under the i v government. Candidates for 1 ; lour.eil were often numerous. while ? pirants for the Police Board, City ; ifhiol Board and other positions v'fieh carry no salaries were plenti ; cl. I' Is not so now. and it is often ! ' tfKult U< induce certain represcn j ativi: citizens to allow their names j o be used as candidates for Coun i :! Similar conditions prevail when j t tempts are made to secure eandi j 'rites for other complimentary posts. I " .i- recently became distressing ! rent when positions upon the '.hcol Board became vacant. ! A good citizen who held several ositions (all complimentary) in ii ?'ay once said he regarded it the hity of every citizen to bold at one non-paying position under j i: ? i ity in his life time. But all not of his way of thinking, and i hrt: representative citizens recent 'v elected members of the School j joaid ha-ve not qualified for reasons j V i known to themselves. E.MI'KKSS KlCKNIK With bowed head, a modest 1; 'v. ssi'ii dlii ladv was seen walking INFLUENZA starts with a Cold Kill the Cold. AL the first viecze take HILLS ASCARA&f QUININE #1_ Sta-uard c :M .rdy for 20 yeari ? the Tuilleries Gardens in j I\ ? '^Hjcritly. i walked she would stop to | pick vafWmn flowers, stared and ; blast- the col.!, but n<> more ! faded her cheeks. Puss ?**!? seeing her "and know- ! ! ing the halations of the park, ex- j peeted s policeman to admonish j ! her, but passed on. followed by j ! a single *^1, unchecked by the j I uniformed fcprfcaentative of the ' ilaw. i -It was t'< 'VSkcv proud Empress j ! Eugenie. wht -*>wed beneath the : weight of !??'! -Jiktors. thus plucked J i withered fluwei from a garden that | ? was once hers. #flie was revisiting j 'a sc: ne poignai J&f recalling1 all the1 h ippin?ss. sorro / 8i*d terror which i : .-anip to her d. the years she j ; was the chief jewel of the old pala- | j tial mansion. i Empress Eugenie left France on i i laly '2::. 1014. the fateful day when i the then proud and haughty Austria j -i-nt an ultimatum to Serbia. which |'w?s destined to dismember realms uv.l change the whole face "f hss j" tory. ! Like ail whose lives have extended : i !n a great age. the ex-Empress has naid the penalty. Nearly half a rentitry ago she shared her hus a lid's anxiety concurring the grew lb and arrogance of Hermany. <h* saw the French army vanouish i by her eastern neighbors, found ifr? if and her life companion ex : cs. and witnessed the death, of her '?lusband two years later, followed h:jrt!y by another sorrow, the ki!! ng if her son. the Prince Imperial. : n Zulu land. But her I'fe has j ;een ovo longed to see the enemies of | '-Varee in the dust and the tri color j .n-e more floating over Alsace i rraine. j d IK AN DA WRITES ABKiAlL ON CITY'S NEEDS j j Dear Abrigail. i' am glad to know you are home ! run: your long travels through ) -.hi: west and smth.'' Back in old Alexandria. It i-; good to be home tSfiiii*. isn't, it. And as you take v't.ur first walk around town do you K-t find the whole atmosphere "hanged? Good are the faces of '.liany loved friends and also some landmarks dear to our ehddish .'iv.i<;v!. through out of date in these stirring times. Crowding into our vision we see ?is many new laces as we stroll !c wn King street, people who seem hi !?.. hurrying along seeking for 'luh'.rnge in the* town. f??r their ?must l<:dd goods, and their wives ip I kiddies, dogs, put birds, and 'viiuns; kiddy kars. ami bicycles and I'X-'.r.ss wagons impede our prog ress along the sidewalks, the one 'or.g business street is jam med *viih more varieties of vehicles hui: ever before, horse-carts, trucks la len with soldiers or gaso line or bales of hay. their huge bulk an I length endangering all traffic iutomobiles. and yet more' Fords. Div-n't your soul cry out, my deas ?FOaS? Ccn(jhj,ColJls,BroacSi5ilg and Week LunQs A?k your Jruggijt for BEAR S. Accept ao subrtitute May be ordered d:rec! froa JOHN D? SEAR Ethtoa, Vc. STEP OVER Here when you want expert shoe re pairing. and you will jret first class w >rk and the bent shoe materials. Old ' shoe.* sul'.'i! and heeled equal to new. Cracked and torn places in shoe up pers repaired perfectly. Tan or white ^hoes stained black. Rubber heels put, or. [deal Shoe Repairing Co. 1201 King Street Abigail, fov space for the kiddies to play? You whose heart always opens to the needs of even the smallest wee living thing? And alio for the mak ing of a "home town" for these dear s: range pecple in our midst? A place warm and snug in which to live, but also something for their souls alive? j Our churches are calling to themi eagerly, but in their anxious search for quarters do they not sometimes fail to realize that in identifying themselves with their particular churches they might solve their prob lems by getting their brothers in God to help them? Did you ever wander alone in a: Strang;* town, my dear? It is fur. to j :isk questions of passers-by, always; choosing some sober or quiet individual j who will not offer to elope with one.: And one gets such interesting side lights on the, first, manners, and < .?ustoms, ami cranks especially in a i small town. Why do we not stop ami juestion strangers in our own town? we hardly ever do. We hurry along phasing rainbows, or the days roast of Vef. while perhaps angels are brush :ng us with their wings and we have not eyes to see nor ears to hear their rustling. Have you noticed that we .lder inhabitants have fallen into a yroove. my friend ? Now don't you see us or. King ? :reet after early morning any long ?r, or do you? We rush to market and mme again, and the day's excitement 's over (as to our home town.) We nay fly off'to Washington in a Vie nil's car or in our own, or failing ?ither, the dreaded trolley, for a day's hopping or a secret trip to ihe mov s there. But gone are the joyous lays when we foregathered at our ?lulis many afternoons a week, or our hurch bazaars which sometimes last :! a week, and from which after much >.bar we exhibited in triumph to our idmiring or envying public our handi vork. My child, those days were very rood days, and the world seemed 'oung th -n. But in these times, after ? ha; has come between, those drea*d 'ui years, people want other things . r awhile. The out-of-doors seems to ?e most healing, and I am wishing, il'-igail. that you could tell us some hing about that favorite city you ?av*e just left, and its sweet green nirk, where every one walked or hove or sat on high days, Sundays '.nd holidays. Didn't some dear noble , v;?man give the ground near town, j :i ! then some other gifts following; j hdn't the city realize it might invest ?meiliing for its own soul building? While the people rose as one man to the call of the band, the sight of their friends and their children parading il rough its grounds or gardens. How uplifting ii is to wander along gresr rhiirgs for a while each day, an 1 haw delicious -t is to be able to compare our kiddies with those of our friends who live on opposite sides of a town, and whom we would never se_* but for the call of the parks. People love a neutral ground, don't they, where each is free to enter and criticize with the best of them ? Ycu will be surprised to know there is to be a Country Club. Well, you known we Alexandrians just cun't be left a mile behind, so they have se lected the finest site in the vicinity. I nnd when the groundhog comes ou: of his hole next Spring you just watch and you'll see something interesting. Now dear. I want you to tell m ? all about yourself, what you have learned in your long absence, and I what you think we ought to be doing. ; if you see where you can help us | making our city a happy home for ; Every Man?for whisper?they teil i me even he is God's child. Your ever loving I Miranda. ?? i | KILLS SLEEPING DAl'CJHTEK ? Mother Then Slmols Self. Bullet Entering Eye Denver. Dec. 11.?Mrs. Emily It. Powell. 10 years old. said to be the daughter of Horace CI. Lippin eott, of Wyncotte, Pa., shot and killed her 12 year old daughter. Jacqueline as the child lay asleep at the mother's apartment here. Mrs. Powell then shot herself, the bullet entering her left eye. She was hurried to a hospita.l where it was said her condition was danger ous. Mrs. Powell had been separated from her husband. Other occupants of the apartments of the house where she lived said she had been actip-r strangely. 'Mrs. Powell left a note saying: ?'I wish before 1 died I might have known what has always been wrong with my !i<fi?the more I loved people the more I always hurt them." For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Always bears the y "i-na'urc of '? HUSBAND SHOOTS WIFE Quarrel of Estranged Pair Over Prsstssicn ?.f Child !Ias Tragir Culmination Philadelphia. Dec. 11.?A battle 'between an estranged pair for the possession of a ?' year old daugh ter, which was pending before the Domestic Relations Court, had an abrupt termination yesterday. when the father of the child met his wife ar.:i daughter on the street, shot and critically wounded the former ar.d cn:k:i his own life by sending a bullet into his brain. The tragedy occurred at Sixth and Cunrbcrlarvi streets, a iVw blocks ? away from the woman's home. The principals are Christian Du er:, ?")?" years old, his wife. Mrs. Mary Puc.*r. ">0. and their daugh ! ter, Freda. DEADLY WOOD ALCOHOL Nt w York. Dec. 11. Deaths from wood alcohol poisonimr in X.-w York have increased gre.itly since prohibition wmt into effect, t was slated at the chief medical exami ne! "s office yesterday. Three autopsies completed l ues day showed positive results in tests 'r the poison. it was ar.nouncvl. in tie month of November there v ere 12 such cases. Before prohi iti ii. wood alcohol deaths were unusual. 7 HEADQl'ARTERS for HOMES Humes of all kind- in all parts of the city and suburbs, at prices in reach of every man's pocketbook. On easy terms. Call to see us. We can help you. C. B. Lanham land Company, 113 South Fairfax ! street. 294-3c I Mr. Yaughan. Farmer, Tells How lie. Lest All His Prize Seed Corn "Sometime ago sent away for some | pedigreed seed corn. Pat it in a gun ! ney sack and hurg it on a rope sus pended from roof. Rats got it ail how beats me. but they did because 1 trot a dead whoppers in the morning aftery trying RAT-SNAP." Thre sixes, 2r?c, ."0 $1.00. Sold and guaran teed by R. E. Knight and Son, Alex andria: Mankin's Store Falls Church. C A travelling Salesman is judged by his ciothes and his conversation. SJ Firms ar;^ judged by t!v?-ir PRINTING i-HuW about you: arc you gdiing Good Printing Jot your mcncy ? fljOur | r;o iikc out work, arc nol chcap: ju.-t reasonable. HARRY W. WADE Mazier Printer 313 Kin^ Street Phone 60 I ?'Knew we'd get together15 V STORE OPENS 8.30 A. M. 'Alexandria's Largest Department Store*' (LOSES 6 P. M. EXCEPT SATURDAY Is crowded with appropriate gilt things for men. women and children. Your presence is desired to see and in spect the many useful and practical gifts we are showing, at the most reasonable i rices possible. Christmas presents will be neatly wrapped and boxed. SILK HOSIERY T h e practical ?\\ gift?a gift that is sure to please every woman. A fv-ir.'Vv. \:%i\ pair or a box of v Luxite or Hole proof silk hose i ' will solve your I '_;j gift problem. In X'mas boxes, 1 pair $2.00 to 85.00 I'' 'SILK UNDERWEAR Kayser Italian Silk, rec ognized as the height of perfection. Envelope chemise. $5.98. ji $6.50 S'-.k bloomers 8-1.98 Corset covers, -Si.98, 82.50, 82.98 Silk vests. .. 82.98, $3.50 Silk combing jackets 88.5!). $9.50 $12.50 mi ? m '%v ii T. Vv ?w/f rT '. ' Other Gift Sugi LADIES' SILK UNDERWEAR Ladies' crepe de chine night gowns, $8.50, $9. ?10. $12.50. Ladies' combinations, $5.98, $6.98, $8.50, 810, 812.50. Ladies' camisoles, .... $1.98, $2.50, $2.98, 83.98, S-i.98 Ladies' Silk Bloomers $2.50, So.50. 84.9: Ladies' nainsook gowns, neatlv boxed for Christ mas, $2.50, $2.98, $3.98. Ladies' nainsook combinations, $2.50. $3.50, 83.98. Ladies' boxed handkerchiefs, 50c, 69c, 98c. 81.25, $1.75 Ladies crepe de chine handkerchiefs. 35c. 39c. 5: >c, Ladies kicl gloves 82.50 and 83.50 Ladies' boudoir caps, 69c to 81.98 Ladies' pocket books 98c to 89.9 ? Ladies velvet bags, $1.49 to 812.50 Ladies' large white aprons 69c, 79c. 98c. 81.50 festions for Her Ladies' small whiter aprons, 59c. 69c, 75c, 98c, $1.50 Dresser scarfs 69c to $4.98 Lace center pieces >l.o0 to 86.98 Fancj Turkish towels 98c $1.50, $1.98 Ladies ribbed underskirts 8oc to 83.50 Ladies' v ool scarfs 8".98 to 815.00 Ladies' neckwear 25c to $3.98 Iiuck towels ? 25c to 82.98 Umbn lias .. . 82.25 to ?9.98 ! Pearl Beads ! ..49c to 83.98 Christmas China ? ?.. $1.25 to 812.00 FOR MEX AXI) BOYS' This si -ve is headquarters foy practical and ser viceable. gifts for the men and boys of Alexandria. : Don't fail to see our wonderful stocks of furnish- . ings for father, son or brotj/er.