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CHRIST CHURCH, ALEXANDRIA, VA.. OF WHICH OBOROB WASH
INOTON AND ROBERT B LEE WERE MEMBERS. nu: i i ii OP rm (irv. Money In Dirt and OBMStBnlUes v' Oim-ii lo All. The work of the real ettate man ls wi.l. reaching. If he who mak. blades of grass gmt where hut ono i c-i_ o r.ni.iir benefactor, how Interest*. Before the Civil War w sold roods by wholesale t<> Baltimore What STS an- today in a luis-im ls the growth since reconstruction day* i have witnessed tills growth. At th start nf my brokerage hnslness I ofte bad to take orders from a ha!; houses to make up a car lot Of I ......1. -Mor.r rti-n etn >>nt hefnr much more a benefactoi ? he to his race who puta a tandi a man lens land and makes a hO_QS for a family and changes the profitless acre 'nto the producer of comfort and wealth The real -stat.- men of Alex? andria are as a rule among our repre? sentative citizens, active always In every movement helpful to the community niul State. They have put men out on vacant land and helped thereby to maka the city what lt is. Without the farms there would be no Alexandria. The real estate mea give liberally of their time and money in getting settlers and producers, from whom they derive but one profit, while other classes of busi? ness men have the new coi iers as reg? ular customers. As promoters o. the growth of State and city, through which every one has a standing, 'he real es? tate men can well be classed as the "feet of the city." Alexandria's Incorporate limits are among the smallest of the cities tn Vir? ginia, only a little over 70* acres, and no city in the State is more compactly 'ouilt, therefore growth is going on out? side of the city boundaries, lt requires r to perceive 'hat there is a future for Alexandria which will mean steadi? ly, if not phenomenally, advancing prices of prop. rty. Those who foresaw the present advance in rea! estate and made use of it a few years ago at op? portune times have greatly prol Fortunes are to be made in wise In? vestments in real < tate In Alexandria and In the surrounding country in the next few years. Some will do better than others, depending on how wisely the buying Is done. The opportunities for doing well are not confined to the men of money alone, but they are open for the man who haa a little or Who ls looking for an Investment In Installments In property toward which the city ls growng rapid? ly and which ls bound to enhance greatly In value In thc next few years. Alexandria has enterprising real es tate men They know how to transact business In a way satisfactory to the buy? er and to he liberal and to lend every encouragement possible tn the Investor. Alexandria ls headquarters for handlers of Umber, coal or other mineral lands In the South, and also for farm lands, and persons of the Nortli or other parts of the Unite. States who are seeking a place where a greater variety of farming can be done, close to market and In a mild climate the year round. And what they are looking for listed with dealers in Alexandria. Robert F. Knox. Tlie oleit-ot leal estate deader In Alex? andria is Robert F. Knox, who can oe round ut his office, 115 sj. Royal street) any time during the day, when not out with customers. He is a ii i .uler county, Va., but ha.-, lived In Alexandria since ISIS. During ths war he was a Captain in the lah Virginia Infantry! anti was as good a soldier as he ls now a. oitlsen. lie- ls thoroughly posted In the values ol' city, suburban and farm properties, and prepared to meet even extraordinary demands for lota or acres, Improved or unimproved. in speaking ot' Alexandria to the Ga? zette he said: "City and suburban property is con? stantly rising m value. Tiitie ls a rea? son for it. New people are constantly coming in, and our local expanding In all branches. Rents are y.t reasonable, very much lower than in Washington, but the- congestion in the business section is apparent. Our population is of the Southern warp, but there ls a strong Northern tilling, and one meets In business, in church aud in the home, pe-opie Hum all the States, and from the north of Europe, und ull meet on the most friendly and fraternal footing. Commercialism ls breaking down Hie old time localisation, and e\ery tub now stands on its own bottom Everything, however, is tinct? ured with the proverbial S lutbern cour? tesy, geniality and hospitality. Alex? andria is going to he a big city, and 1 am going to stay right willi it and see lt grow." M. li. Murlow _c Co. This ls the oldest firm and largest operators In real estate- un the- south side of the Potomac River. The senior member of the linn was City Treasurer for .4 years, and also served in the! City Council, lie was long president eif the Business Men's League, which did so much to present the advantages of Alexandria to the outside world. He ls also a director of the First National Bank, and is connected with many of' the leading business interests of the city. He is also the originator of the' movement to build what ls known as Mount Vernon avenue from Washing? ton through Alexandria to Alt. Vernon, a project of splendid proportions, which haa had the attention of Con grass and of the War Department. When the big battleship craze has sub? sided it la hoped that Congress will begin the construction of this boule? vard, that will exceed tn beauty and grandeur the Appian Way of Rome. The Harlow Company, in addition to having a large list ed city and farm properties, does a general loan and in? surance business. Ross T. Elliott, treasurer of the Har low Company, bj a native of Washing? ton, but most of bis life, barring sev? eral years railroading in Pennsylvania, has been spent in Virginia. He has been In his present position four years, and a thorough believer in the cenning greatness of his adopted city and State. E. J. Fleming, secretary of the com? pany, ls a native of this city, and has been with Mr. Harlow for 12 years. Mr. Harlow's office has been a training school and eibjeet leeson for a score or more of efficient real estate men, who are now doing things here, in Wash? ington and other citle-s. Robert F.Ulott. Seventeen years in the real estate business is evidence that a man has had experience. This is emphatically true of Mr. Elliott, whose otto S. Royal street, is always Open to vis? itors. A native of Alexandria, he be iran his business caieer as a provision broker, fr m which he left after aeroa active sears to engage in the handling e>f real estate. Ile- is a large owner of city property, and is prepared to buy ? >r sell Improved or unimproved proper? ty, <<r build houses f<ir Intending chasers or renters. He believes there ls a great future for his native city. In a talk with a Gazette reporter lie said: "1 do not know of a failure la andria among men who ha - telllgent attention to their affair city ls an old one. but lt hus had Ita setbacks, notably by wars, the last one practically wiping out its commercial lt, individual orders of a car or more were common, but now goods ceime by the train and ship load 1 not compare the streets of a quarter of a century ago with the present, In the matter of comfort for man and beast. We nre growing now Ilks a snowball rolling down hill. I ex pect within the next decade to see our river front from here to Washington tilled with factories and wharves, back d by homes Of the employes of the numerous industries certain to exist be? fore the census of 1920 ls taken." .Ioho I). Xormovh-. Identified with the growth and prog? ress of Alexandria since his entry In? to tin' activities of the city, Mr. Nor? lin ivie stands as a leader among those who have handled large transactions in the real estate and business promo? tion "f his city and its suburbs. He is a native of the city, and was edu? cated in its public schools, but he further prepared himself for the prac? tical struggles of life by taking a busl ourse In the Spencerian Commer citl College In Washington and a law course In the Georgetown University, from which he bore away the degrees of L. L. B. and L. L. M. There are many little things that may arise In the execution of notes, leases, deeds, and mortgages, any of which may vall r Invalidate them, that a knowl "f law ls Important to the real tuan Mr. Normoyle acquired this knowledge, besides other practical di tails of business transactions, so that work passing through his hands will stand the- test e>f the courts. ll' has always taken an active ln terest in political matters, serving for eleven years as deputy city treasurer, and while a member of the City Coun '?II helped to Inaugurate the munici? pal Improvements which modernized thc city. Ills training In real estate waa atialneel as a clerk and a member of the firm of M. B. Harlow & Co. In 1904 he began business on his own account, and his time since then has trenuoualy employed, tn not only ? liv.lo|iing suburban properties, hut real estate along the water fremt, and In all parts of the city. re>sldential and com? mercial. Among his assets ls a repu? tation for fair dealing and courteous treatment of all with whom he has ss or personal relatleins. His work in promoting the educational ln ? of the city was characteristic while serving on the school board, and thc various societies of which he ls a member finds him active in whatever pertains to the betterment of all con? cerned. In a talk with a Gazette re? porter, he said: "Alexandria ls In Its infancy In a business way compared w-ith what it is tu be in Hie future. I need not enum? erate the advantages poasessed by our city, you will detail them in the lunns of the Gazette. If homeseekers, tors and manufacturers knew just what WS could elo for the-m, the pop? ulation and wealth of Alexandria would double In the next decade. As it is we are growing, there is not only tant demand for Inside property, but a good many calls for suburban homes of half an ae-rc and more along the- trolley line-s. The elay ls coming when other electric lines will bring much more e.ntlying territory within easy acceos of the city. "There is no safer Investment than There is property now em the outside of Alexandria that some day will be Inside Population ls in? creasing and land values Increase ac cordlngly. Bonds and stocks rlsi aad fall, notes go to protest, houses go up In smoke and Barnes, but the land remains. The- winds cannot blow it away, and panics eau only temporarily affect Hs value. Land values in Alex? andria are low today compared to \Vfishington, tei which it has such easy The- garb of our city ls a lit? tle old-fashioned, bul the desire to put on modern clothes la growing and we are taking a stand with other wealth producing municipalities. The build? ing material can be had from original sources as cheaply as anywhere in America, the are-hitects, builders, and era are here, and there ls some muiey here too. and Alexandria ls go? ing ahead. I have good belief in say? ing that a good deal of Western capi? tal will be placed In our city this year." Samuel H. Lunt. This gentleman ls a native of Alex? andria, of the third generation. His eats are very decidedly Alexan? drian. Anil he has good reasons for his faith in and admiration for the eitv. A worthy son of worthy sires, his ambition is to see Alexandria enjoy the full mete of progress and prosperity sc inst ly hers because of her natural loca? tion Since 18S9 Mr. Lunt has been actively in the real estate business, al the same time giving personal and financial aid to commercial and indus? trial enterprises. He believes that Alex? andria can be made a bustling and thrifty city, where through practical effort there will be a general distribu? tion anil uniformity of all of the com? forts of lifo. He said In a talk with a Gazette reporter: 'Home-getting and home-building an perhaps the most Important question, that men and women face in this coun? try. It is the one thing that over? shadows all others. In industrial cities there is usually a better distribution ol wealth among the whole people. Alex andria can be made a city of factoriei with re'lls of well-paid employes, whose homes will be found along electric linei running out over eiur neighboring hills The era of real estate success is jus really opening In Alexandria. Monej in land Improvements, in property bet torments, in buildings, residences, bust ness blinks, industrial plants, publii huildinps. ami social, benevolent, educa tiona], religious, and scientific Instltu tions will be spent in vast sums in th' coming years, and the result will bi :? red wonderful to those who onl; the completion, but to those whi have a part in it and secure their shar of the benefits of this prosperous er: the result will be glorious. Our city 1 solid financially, our banks during th recent Hurry felt so much in othe parts, went along doing business a usual. The demand for houses, room and board ls beyond the ability of ou city to fully meet, and it looks as If w were on the eve of a reeord-makin Let it be so. We want th procession to mo\_ and we want to b In lt." Schneider At Slaymaker. This firm, located at 313 King street, I ls a new one, but the business has established for many years. Jus? tus Schneider, the senior member, is a German by birth, but has lived In Alexandria for a half century. He ls ; secretary of the well managed German Co-operate Building and Loan Associa ud is also engaged in the fire in? surance business. lt ls In the Irater that F. L. Slaymaker. the Junior part? ner, has take-n an Interest, but in ad? dition, em his own aruount. he writes life and accident Insurance and buys ! and sells real e-state. Mr. Slaymaker I is a native of Alexandria, but span! J years in Washington, resign? ing from the chief clerkship in the office imptroller Plant of the Southern Hallway to go into the well known of the Cap? ital City, to acquire a knowledge of the n al estate calling, before entering .in Independent career eif his own in Alexandria. He remains the Alexandrian representative of the Fish? er firm's Inti-re-sts In Virginia. Why he gave up a salary and went Into business In Alexandria on his own ac cord is told in these words: "Within the past year I gave up a salaried position to go into business for myself, feeling that with the same amount of attention and energy nec ln weirk for a corporation, put into work for myself, 1 could make my work more profitable, and at the tin.e have freedom of thought and action, and be In a position to enter Into affairs of Interest outside of my immediate weirk, thus avoiding the narrowing influence of salaried wirk, and confinement of thought and action I tin i-i.rporatlon who owned my time. "After getting a general knowledge eif the new line of work, I determined to n ake the originality of action com plete by going into business for my :?!f absolutely, and seeing the ad? vancing condition of affairs in this, my home town, felt that right here, where I was best known, there was an opportunity of establishing myself, and making myself felt In time, by aiding in thej development of this city, and at the asms time build up my own buslm "In my opinion, with the Increase of the more up-to-date city spirit, Which is developing here, there ls a retry bright future feir Alexandria with Its unusual position at the gateway to the South. "What we need more than anything ?lae, la for all the people to awake to the fact that we have the possibilities for a strong industrial city, and to get the Industries here, those who have old. out Of date property, or vacant property suitable for new buildings or manufacturing plants, must be willing to sell their property at such prices that theise- who have the means and willingness to put up modern build? ings may be able to do so with profit, and thal new Industries may be able it prices that will at? tract them." THE IO M.l'.lt OF Till: CITY. I his I- Appease-d hy ('e>e?l Holds, Res? taurants and Qrocettsa. Alexandria haa several good hotels, notably tba Flelechmann and the Ram mei. Tin- Brst named is conducted on tin- European pian, aad the latter on both the European ami American plans. Tbs Rammela have two restaurants, one In the hotel and the other a couple of deiors away, where a specialty ls made of sea feieuls In season. There ? ral other smaller'hotels, and a number of boarding houses. Tue- Braddock House, a structure- eif over _5u apartments, la used for room? ing purposes, as also ejf the old Carlyle ROU >-, around Which the- Braddock cir? cles eui three sides. The Carlyle House waa built In 17SJ ana in it thc five Colonial governors met with Hradil.ivU ami Washington in 17fi5 and planned the disastrous campaign against the French at lort Duquesne. On the atreet above- the Braddock House is the old City Hotel, at which Washington usually stopped when In the city, room No. ll always be-ing reserved for him. The Marshall House, made notorious early In the civil war by the tragic death of Col. Ellsworth and of Land? lord Jackson, partly burned some years agei, ls now a residence, the- lower part containing two soire ra pied bj tin mercantile satabllahmem* of c. s. Blliott, 42-.-.;0 King street .Mole than four decades have elapsed since this terrible dual tragedy. Millions have ilie-il since its enactment, and the friends of both North and South, whose na nave long stace cooled, look back t iHair as a contingency of war times which ended in the di-ath of two brave men. To Judge from the tempting array of fruits, vegetables and other things good to eat to bs seen In the- many grocery and provision stores of Alex- j andria, no hunger axlata The retail have no trouble to keep up their stocks, because the wholesa In Alexandria and it mattera ii'-: la desired ll can be had If lt la a mar? ketable arti Alexandria is also eiuite a fish center, having several fish packing and ship? ping houses. Several different firms are in the business of fishing In the Potomac and neighboring waters and tlie-re is. no time, iii season, when fresh shad, berri! rs, clams, crabs, nnol be had al prices within the reach of tl And there is nothing to prevent ' man from going out and catching a me-ss eif tish or gath? ering a basket of clams em his own ac? count The man with a garden of a half ni keep lils tubb- supplied with veg! tables, berries, fruits and green for the elimata ls genial, and pe-rinlts the greiwth of a great variety of products. From the truck gardens along the Potomac and farther Smith the local markets are always supplied. Thc Itaiiiniel House. This popular hotel, 126-30, and Cafe, 112-114 N. Royal street, are managed by W. L. and E. O. Rammel. The hotel ia thoroughly modern In appoint? ments and guests have choice of either the Amerii-an or European plans. The cafe ls netted for serving oysters and other forms of sea food. The Ram? mel Brothers recently purchased the F. W. Brawner & Co.'s Bottling Works, well known for Its specialty of ginger ale, the University Club brand, fatuous for its blending qualities. Mr. W. L. Rammel is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Hotel Flt-lst-limaiui. The Flelschmanns, father and son, Charles and Harry, have been In the hotel business in Alexandria for 17 years. Their hotel on S. Hoyal street, is managed on the European plan, and popular for Its good eating and drink? ing with automobile and driving par? ties from Washington. The Portlier Brewing Company. The original brewery, the nucleus of the present extensive plant, was found? ed by Robert Portner in 1864. The present company was incorporated in IS83. and Its brewery ls now the largest and most complete In the South. The product of this establishment is shipped in Portner refrigerator cars, cooled with Ice from the Portner ice factory. More men find employment In this In? dustry than any other in Alexandria. An idea of the size of this plant can " be formed by examining the lllustra !' tion sh.wn in another column. The I executive officers of the company are Portner, son of the founder, presi a d.-n;: P. McK. Baldwin, secretary* and .rer, and M. B. Greene, auditor I il ward __, I awl- r & Co, J This firm has been In the wholesale ? grocers specialties and fruit trade for _ 14 years nt 315-1" Cameron street The* rj handle foreign and domestic fresh and e j dried and canned fruits, vegetables, g salt fish, butter, eggs, cheese, poultry e and country produce of all kinds. Mr. e Ijiwler ls a native of Alexandria, and , has always taken a full anare in all of the activities of the city's life, on the undi and as Police Commlsslon ?r In public, as In his business affairs, BS brings zeal and earnestness to avery detail. His firm was fortunate in se i-urlng the wholesale agency In north? ern Virginia for the Washburn-Crosby ia "Gold Medal" and "Superla Boura These brands of flours lld all over the- world and lead nil others In this territory. lill sm I e.I ABD OF THE OUT. In-iirane-t- fa an IiiiihuNiih Velj.init of < hili/atioii. In the gret.-it ship of our civilisation, Insurance companies hang like llfe boats in the rigging When the ship down the life-boat ls launched and a life ls saved. In the great for? est of InstttuUona, In the paradise of modem civilization, the Insurance com? pany grows like the tree of life In the ;>aradise of old. In the great field of the world's aetivity other enterprises are merely shade trees. The Insur? ance company ls the fruit tree. In its shade not only do the weary He down to rest, but from its boughs help? less children pluck the fruit of actual health anel actual life. Insurance agents are the red blood corpuscles that carry life and vigor and health to the diseased, paralyzed home. The Insurance companies were the contractors, the laborers that gave to the world a new Chicago from its they helped to lift Galveston freun the Booda; they, too. were the builders of a rr from Its shrouel e,f flames; they stemd upon the site of Maryland's metropolia and said: "Let a new Baltimore come forth," ami forthwith a new city rose, more beautiful than ever, in all the har? mony and music of arrhitertural pro? portions. Ban Frane-lsi-o also found the value- of Insurance In her late great catastrophe In Alexandria can bo found the rep itlves of the largest am! companii-s, both fire and life. In the world, and every "ne- should patronize these great magicians, which caa thrust their hands Into an ash pile and gather np sweet homes, commercial palaces, anil temples of God, while their col? leagues bring health anil comfort to Hu- starving widow and the walling orphan. The Independent Mutual Fire In? surance Co. of Fairfax county. Va, has its headeiuarters at 119 1-2 S. Roy? al street, Alexandria, where its Interests arc looked after by Cotiitland Lukens, secretary. The company was organized 40 years ago by the "Woodlawn Farm? ers Club," which has Its name from the farm given by Washtngtem to Nel rtfa when she was married. The farmers' club In questiem was organ? ized at the bonn- of Mr. Lukens, 47 vears ago, on his farm two miles from .Mt Vernon. The field of operations of the company was originally confined to Fairfax county, but ts now extended into Alexandria, Prince William and Loudoun counties, and carries over $3, 000,000 of Insurance, in ne) Instance over J4.000 In one risk. e-onfin<-d mainly to farm property. To say that it is a safe company goes without saying. The president, Jamas w. Roberts, ls a dalry farmer of Fairfax county. The directors are all prominent citizens of the counties In which the company operates. Wiso & Co. This firm, 421 King street, makes a specialty of Insaraaee, and n-presents fire, life, accident, marine, plate glass, liability and tornado, the total assets of the companies In this agency amounting to over $3.",0,000.000. The me-mbers of the firm. George Wise and Wm. A. Moore, Jr., ar>- both natives Of Alexandria. Exclusively Insurance. renee Stabler ??> native- of Alex? andria, of the third generation, makes laity of Insurance, fire and acci? dent, and has been at it for 18 years. His Office IS In Burke- fr, Herbert's Bank Building. J. II. Mansfield. .Mr. Masefield is a native of North Carolina, but has lived in Alexandria for 53 years. He began work at 19 in the tinware trade, and for 28 years ha- brid a store at ",17 King with a stock of st..ves and tinware, inn' facilities to do all kinds of heat? ing and metal roofing work. The Standard Oil Company. W. T. Beans has hail charge for the Igbt ye-ars of the e-xtenslve plant of the Standard Oil Co. at Alexandria, the- largest in any city of this size: south of the Potomac. Ah.mt a doses* men anio) meta. Mr. Be. a na tlce of Loudoun county. W. E. Bain. Retail hardware, In all the require . ls Mr. Bain's business. He ls a native of Fauquler county, but spent bis .arly manhood In Baltimore and to Alexandria 1. years ago. Swan Brothers. This enterprising dry goods firm, w. to Alexandria eight years ago from Waynesboro, Au? gusta county, Va., where their father runs a flouring mill. They occupied the-ir present i-ommodlous quarters last fall, from a store just across the street 'inly of tin- needs of the ladles they bara not only built up a large trade locally, but attract a fine business from Washington anel other pla. been their relations with outside customers that they al enjoy a considerable mall order -is with lad las who always get what they ask for anel at right prices. Their store has a double front, with fine show windows, while their sales roemi ls always light and attractive with displays of goods. Hcnr> K. Field * Co. This firm has been 10 years In the WholeaalS and retail lumber and build? ing material trade. Its planing mill has large capacity and the firm's yards and buildings i-over an extensive area along the railroad tracks and on the ?rater front Mr. Field ls president of the Cid Dominion Glass Works, a di? rector In the Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation, a member of the Council, and finds time In the midst of his activities to lend a hand In all matters tending to the better? ment of the community. J. A. Cogan. Mr. Cogan has had practical experi? ence In the plumbing business, having early entered his father's shop, which was opened In 1848. He carries a sup? ply of everything needed In the plumb? ing, gas. steam and hot water fitting business, at his store, 618 King street Rllry & Sprinks. This firm e-aters to the wants of the Elks and their friends in a buffet lr the Elks* building, at the corner ol Royal and Prince streets. Mr. F. C Sprinks ls a member of the City Coun? cil. Basan.*. W. Smith. This attorney ls a native of Fauqulei county. After graduating from the University of Virginia In 1903 he began Hie practice of law In Alexandria. H? will be found In Congressman C. C Carlin's office. Br. w. B_ fl ns alt. The care of the eye ls receiving mon attention In these days and much suffer ing is accordingly prevented. The oph? thalmic optician now adapts glasses tc the eye after full examination. Alex? andria has a practical man in thh work. W. E. Dlenelt, 10< & Washlngtor whose practice of 24 years Includes sb In Pittsburg. Pa., preceded by a courw In the medica] department of the Co bimbian University. Dr. Dlenelt lives or Seminary Hill, and mornings and even? ings finds bim busy among his .owen and berries. Henry F. Robertson. The three-story brick building, cor-, ner King and Washington streets, ls oe- j cupled by the Robertson grocery and! provision store, where every staple and delicacy required for family use can be found. Mr. Robertson came from Fauquier county. 15 years ago. and until the opening of the Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation, with which he ls now associated, gave his entire time to the conduct of his business, which is now looked after by H. N. Brawner and sons. Mr. Rob? ertson takes an active* Interest in whatever concerns the welfare of his city and State. I'ol lanae IT_ll Otk This ls OSM of the most Important ii-h handling coneema in this section. It gives employment. In season, to 18 Ashing vessels and one tug, and has licking houses, two of them In Alexandria, where the company's in terveta are looked after by B. B. Cline, who can be found at the retail store, the first one regularly opened In the i itv. 109 N. Royal street. All ship? ments south are made from Alexandria Last year the company handleel ove-r 3,000,000 herring alone. One Hundred mid Sixteen Years. A century ls a long time when con? sidered In connection with a continu? ous business exlstenre, but the begin? ning of the- E. S Leadbeater & Sons' drug store dates back to 1792, or 116 ago. The records of the busi? ness are still preserved, the date of the first bill of goods purchased bearing the date of June 26. 1792, the value of same being 120 pounds, three shillings and seven pence, Pennsyl? vania currency, or 96 pounds, two shil? lings, ll pence, Virginia currency, showing at that time the financial standing Of Virginia money was bet? ter than that of the Pennsylvania Com? monwealth. A bill for 200 pounds' worth of gonels bought In Londem In 17M ls em file. Orders for goods are on iib- from Mt V.-rnon during Wash? ington's life time. The nitre bottle bought with the first order of goods The present business ls In the hands of the fourth genera? tion, and the> firm ranks the second oldest in Virginia and the 30th In the r'niteil States. The company as now constituted, with C. C. Leadbeater, president; E. S. Leadbeater, vice-presi? dent, anel John leadbeater, secretary and treasurer, ls engaged extensively In the wholesale trade as well as re? tail and sells goods in five or six States. They perhaps supply more retail drug stmes In Washington than any other wholesale concern In the country. More than 50 persons find employment In the busy Leadbeater corner. Alexander Bowie. At the corner of Washington and Gibbon streets, Mr. Beiwle ls carrying on a general grocery and provision st,,re. He ls a native of King George county, and had his earliest training In business with P. Pulman & Co. In 1901 ti'- bought a branch store belong? ing to that firm and since then has very much enlarged the trade. His prosperity ls evidenced by a complete stoei. In his line and a pretty home nearby, the- result of attention to the needs ot his customers. W. H. May & Son. This firm was established over a half century ago, and ls now repre? sented by the founder, W. H., his son, John W.. and two grandsons, J. Wm. and C. H., the unusual of three gen? erations under one roof In the same business The grandson, C. H., attend? ed a medical school, but found his father's occupation offering a desha ble field, and professional life was giv? en up for business. The firm deals In agricultural machinery and seeds, with a trade extending over a wide terri? tory, and the business ls so methodi? cally conducted that the beginning of tbs year finds the house with a clean slate in the matter of liabilities. I'.ii bani C. Acton & Sons. This firm, engaged in the Jewelry trade, began its existence In 1865. and ls now managed by Richard E. and Courtney Acton, sons of the founder. The Ae-ton brothers are practical watch makers, and have a most attractive ?tore, which affords a rare opportunity for obtaining what may be wanted in high class jewelry, diamonds, cut glass and silverware. The "Acton Precision Watch" ls a specialty. Thomas Lennon. The business now operated under the above name, established In 1862, is conducted by the son, John A., on the corner of Cameron and Pitt streets. A very complete and attractive stock of bottled anel canned goods ls displayed Alexandria Coffee Company. C. R. Yates, a native of C'.Ipeper county, came to Alexandria In 1896, and engaged In the grocery trade, 300 S Fairfax strei-t. In 1908 he estab? lished the Alexandria Coffee Co., the only roaster of coffee In the city. Walter Roberts. This gentleman has large Interests In Alexandria, and although a native of New Jersey, he has been In Virginia for 60 years. He ls proprietor of the Cameron Mills, and wholesales flour, feed, grain and hay. He is president -f -h, Alexandria Water Company, of which mention ls made elsewhere. Benihelmcr & Co. This firm, at the corner of King and Lea streets, has been in existence for 35 years. They carry a general stock of clothing, shoes and house furnishing goods, and also manu? facture harness. Charba H. Elliott, This gentleman, whose business oc cuples Nos. 428-430 King atreet, In the historic Marshall House, ls a native of Wabash, Ind., and came here nine years ago. He began life as a mes boy In a railroad office and 1 after a varied experience In railroad- j lng planned to enter the mercantile and decided that Alexandria was ' a gooel place, and he has never regret-j teni his choice. He makes a specialty of china, glassware, lamps, counter gooda, woodenware, toys, stationery, etc. Photography. A. L. Jameson, who came to Alex-' andria 15 years ago, ls the chief! photographer of the city, his gallery. 417 King street, has complete acces seirbs to the art. and turns out work comparable with Washington or any other city. Twenty Years In Same Store. A. Katz, who deals in up-to-date footwear, corner King and Royal streets, has been In Alexandria 28 years In his present business, 20 of these years at the name stand. The Greatest Piano Factories. The Cable Company, of Chicago, the '? greatest manufacturers of pianos, piano : players and reed organs in the world, have a district agency In Alexandria,' C. W. O'Meara, manager. Mr. j ra ls a Virginian, and was their T.-rritory traveling salesman before he ! was loe-ated In this city, four years ago, to take charge of the northern district of Virginia for this great company. He j sells instruments on terms to suit and ; . attention to his advertisement i in another column. i Harrison Kirk, Jr. Mr. Kirk Is In the wholesale grocery trade. He ls a native of Alexandria of the third generation. The business ?rois was established In 1866 by O. G. Henderson. His store, head? quarters for many country buyers, bi at 106 N. Union street SCHNEIDER & SLAYMAKER M3 King Street. Alexandr.... Va (Stntral Snauranr? JUSTUS SCHNEIDER F. L. SLAYMAKER Secretary and Traasurci REAL E. I ai E ierman Co-Operative Building Ass.- Alexandria Chy Mid Suburban Prop ciation No. 5. ol' Alexandria. Va. .ny. Virginia harm Propeitv. Fast Electric Trains from Washington to 4Ht. Itartum, Atanittta aub Arltngtnn National (Unnptrnj Every Hour on the Hour From 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. Trains to Alexandria and Arlington every twenty minutes. An expert Guide on all Mt. Vernon trains. Mt. Vernon tickets good for stop-off in Alexandria. Washington, Alexandria and flt. Vernon Railway Co. 2th and Pennsylvania Avenue N. W. Washington, D. C. Opposite Post Office. Jiiab. K. Hour*'. l?resl_e_t ah. 1-' MfiK. Vice-President Ona K. WmtVltWUt, C'aahler J. J. CiHKSN. A as l. Cualiler THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ALEXANDRIA, VA. lAPlTAL 1100,000 SURPLUS AND NET PROFITS, tl77.000 DEPOSITS, .6..,000 DlKEe Te?I<s (J K. HOOVI J AS. lr' Mr in al H. Him., w liAKIlNkll I. IVk/IHE H. Ha_k Jil UKSOUIU'ES joeaa ?n_ laraataieata gmm\lavM J. S. Bonds temlumoo 0. S. lionels 1.000.00 tunktuR House- ami K*al Batata 15.801.SS ?ash I0.I-S.S7 lue- from Hunks and U.serve A.ts.. 100.944.46 ,4 Radasapttoo WaaxA '1 I1I..7I9.W1 l.l.VHII.ITll'.s, ?'.,??.'... . . tlOU.0Oll.0U sm plus untl N>t ProtlU . 17:,1 Clrouliitlon . Deposits iwm-w.;. ? S l)et?,siis M.10S.H Other IJabllltU-s III -1 ?l.ll_.71-.a3 Chas. King & Son Co. (INCORPORATED) ^^___^_i!^_.-i.Tniinr^ra Wholesale General Merchandise ALEXANDRIA, VA. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. tutptujtmt jftortets (En. Iou,uuu Feet of Glass Devoted Entirely to Flowers and Ornamental Plants Greenhouses and Office: 815 SOUTH PATRICK 8T. ALEXANDRIA, VA. Long Distance Phone 114 Howers for Weddings, Decorations, Funeral Designs Shipped to all Parts on Shortest Notice. Ihe Best at Moderate Pricev Washington Stores: 13th and F, Phone Main 106 14th and R, Phone North 6399 J. Louis Loo.., President. Ono Bal.k, Sec'y and Treas. P. H. DuR-ti r, \laui_er Uirginia S>af> Deposit Sc ?nwt (Earpiirattim ALEXANDRIA, VA. CAPITAL PAID IN. $300,000 Thia corporation la ode of Alexandria'* le?dl_K banking Institutions, and ia faat be? coming eme> eif the strongest banking and trust instil ul inns In Virginia. Thc business of this concern In expanding rapidly throughout the State, and although this corporation haa been in existence but four .years, the statements of Its finani'lal coadttlon show that lt has made wonderful progress. Chain of brandies. This corporation ls one of a number of en? terprises due to tbe efforta of afr. C. Jones Ilixiv, who is now Its president. Its author it'd capital is 11,000,000 and up to the pres? ent time- branches bare been established In Qordottarllle, Madise>n, Dlllwyn, livingston, Iti-miiigt?n. <"ulp?'per, llerndon. Basic City, Charlottesville, and The Plains, Virginia. This Alexandria corporation ls the home oftce of this chain of banking Institutions, and occu plaa om- of the most Imposing buildings in the city. People having business with the bank, as well sa strangers visiting lt for the fli-t time, are profuse in their admiration of tbe architectural beauty of this building. Facilities and Management. This corporation has unsurpassed facilities for handling accounts of banks, corporations aad individuals, ample capital. Its manage? ment ls conservative and In the hsnds of a most excellent directory, composed of careful and successful representative business men. They have the benefit of tbe best legal ad? vice and among the various lines of business the organization ls equipped and qualified to j transact are the following: They act aa ex-1 ecutor. administrator, guardian and trustee, ? and in other fiduciary capacities, and these j accounts ara kept separate from otaer | AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $1,000,000 branches of their business, so that parties In? terested can at any time refer to the same. Beniillnjr unii Safe- De pod t Departments. Their bonding department ls another lin imrtiint branch of their business. They issue tleleiity. contract, official, Judicial, and all othi-r classes of bonds and nave agencies fe? ta Mishe-d in every city and county In tbe State of Virginia and are doing a good busi? ness In this department. Safe deposit boxes are for rent In their fire snd burglar-proof vaults, affording absolute protection of val? uable papers. Jewelry, etc., from loss of Ara or theft and teary convenience and safeguard surrounds this department. Wills are re celpted for and kept without charge, thus providing against their loaa after death of th* maker. Savings Department. A general banking business ls transacted, and they pay Interest at the rats of 3 par cent per annum on deposits In their savings d'jpartme-nt. Loans are made at current rates of Interest. High grade Investment se ciiriib-s constantly on hand and for aale at market price. This corporation solicits large mci -mall accounts, ana persons contemplat? ing making a change In their financial con rc'tlon or who propose to open s new account will find this corporation a satisfactory bank to do business with. Officer, and Directors. The officers of tbls corporation are, C. Jones Hlxey, I're-sldent and Treasurer; John P. Kob Inson, First vice-President; Henry K. Field. Heeond vice-President ; Norton A Boothe, Gen? eral Counsel. Tbe directors are: C. J. Kitty. Henry Baader J. P. Itoblnson, George I. French. C. C. Leadbeater. J. K. M. Norton, Henry K. Fwd, and Thomas J. Tannon.