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I'UllLISHKD EVERT AFTERNOON"
Except- Sandny
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation
817 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
HOWARD W. SMITH, President and
Tq;n*urer
WILLIAM A. SHOOT . ..Vice-President
MICHAEL T. DWYER Editor
Entered at the Postofflco at Alexan
dria. Virginia, aH sccond class matter.
ALL MIGHT OWN HOMES
During the latter part of this
weak the Gazette has urged the im
portance of building dwell ng houses
ip Alexandria. $/The demand i.ow far
exceeds the supply, and by the close
of thy year conditions vi'l be much
?; raver. *
Many of our. people a'ready own
i tin.'r homes, but it can b? said "v:th
r-ut fear of contra<fct:cn lir;t equal-'
y as many more are in positions to
fr-uild more houses. In this way
?jy could do their part toward
meeting present and future require
ments.
There is much surplus capital in
this community, mostly in bank de
posits, a large percentage of which
is in comparatively small amounts,
fat in sufficient sums in many cases
to enable the depositors to begin the
va. vi- of Minding.
?There are plenty of building lots
in Alexitndrin, and the fact that la
111>r- ? in! mnteri:?"!s ar" hiirh should
not be urirrd 3s ;r excuse, as there
is no reason to suppose that either
will decline materially in the near
future. It must be remembered, too.
that though it may cost more now
to erect buildings than it did a de
cade ago, rents are at the high
Avat'T mark.
It is urged in answer to our ?"ug
?/t:,tions that money can be invested
mora pro fitly in bond-* and stocks
th;in in bricks and mortar.
This may be so. but stocks and
bonds and other intanctfble property
often, as is*, the caso with riches,
take unto themselves wings, while
real estate remains.
Half a century ago there were
probably a dozen building associa
tions in Alexandria. Many persons
-till living acquired the homes they
now enjoy through these institu
tions. They were enabled to pay for
their homes in rent, that is so much
a month. While some buildine asso
t a'ions exist at present, the enfrer
t-pirit to purchase stock, borrow
money and erofct homes is by no
means as pronounccd as it was
shortly after the close of the civil
war.
A practical Alexandria financier,
leng since gathered to the fathers,
a.lid in a public place upon one oca
si?;n: ''Ruildin;* societies are bul
warks in every community. The
working man who borrows money
and builds his home is careful for
v.luun ho votes, lie will never be
an anarchist nor interested in sus
picious movements inaugurated gen
erally by people v.ho carry all they
p'vse..^ upon their backs. Owners
of homes, in short, arc among the
be>t citizens."
After the Napoleonic wars Eng
land's indebtedness amounted to
eight hundred million dollars ster
ling. Consols which were subse
quently placed upon the market paid
a iina rate of interest, fni Ihev
wire made to aunt a ? to the working)
man arid, those having but siftali
(.capita^/ ^"Put^to^r j|ntp>i;?5.
furk&?: b^.mo'^he'^wgln fij^pfcat
Britain. This coldssaf 'fletf couIfT
have been wiped out years ago, but
far-seeing English sto^esraor^' jycvQ
aware of the fact thatfeyc&i? 4 mas
who owned a' consoL'was'..n?^r:dlj
a defender of the goyprntnepi,ffrt is
this policy, many believe; . which
has kept the British Empire intact
lo these many years.; ? -'' ; >'
The same principle applies'to own
ers of homes. 'Such .will not be
I found in the ranks o? Bolshevists.
They believe in law and order for
their own protection. <
, ? ? ?
FUTURE MERCHANT MARINE
t t
Shipbuilding in the United States
has been given a tremendous impe
tus bv the late war. Three new,Aia
j ? 1
rine monsters now lie at the p'.er of
the plant of the Virginia Shipbuild
ing Corporation at this place flying
the Stars and Stripes and hailing
from Alexandria. A fourth will bo
floating in the Potomac within a
week. Work upon other1; i-; being
speeded at the plant, where between
2.500 and 3.000 men are employed.
The vessels launched at Alexan
: dria arc oil-burners and have been
constructed as freighters, but it is
"planned to build the largest passen
vrer vessels afloat in the United
States, and pictures of the proposed
ships are now appearing in the pa
pers. They will have four smoke
stacks, will be thoroughly modern
and surpass the historic "Great
Eastern" in size.
'The shins will be 1000 feet in
length, o0 feet larger than the ''Le
viathan." at present the largest ship
afloat. The now ships will have a
speed of 30 knots, enabling them to
cross the Atlantic in -1 (lave. This
speed will be secured from 0:! burn
iig engines, engines of 110.000 horse
power, and four propellers. The
vessels which will ibe convertible into
commence destroyers in time of war.
have a cruising radius of 7000 mile?.
They wilt carry .'3000 passengers.
Each ship has 10 decks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer in this
connection says:
"So far fch'.> Shipping Board has
paid no attention to passenger ves
sels comparable to the famous
flyers like the Maurotnnia or t)h<?
Olympic. The announcement from
"Washington that two ships, larger
and faster than any that now cress
'.he Atlantic, are scon to be built,
hows that it realizes" .the-: *cccssity
"f thus adding prestige to. the Amer
j inn merchant .muric>. .J^bci^ fuel
j capacity, of She proposed ships," it i?
j stated, wilL enable thorn to make 3
? j'f'untl trip without reloading. And
: che fui 1 is to be oil, which will give
Use Air Friction Carburetor
and Spark Pings
Save gasoline, get more
power, smoother running
motor, very slow speed on
high gear, perfect results
in cold weather. No chok
ing in shifting gears. Ask
vi? about them, they are
guaranteed. For all makes
of cars. *
Automobile
Shop
701 North Washington Street
F. JOHNSfeX and CO.
? Phone 908-3
/
tilehf a 'distinct Wvantdge over coal
burners. All thnnrjnionsidered, the
American flag- onght
ture on-tlre-soa worthy 'jChira-fclori
ous past." - ?? ? : -j I
L. S. SIBERIAN.ARMY TO STAY,
President Tells Senate It Will Iie
main to Protect Railroad'
Washington, July 26.?^President
Wilson yesterday advised the Senate j
ihat the American military expedi
tion in Siberia was there primarily
: r prefect and maintain operation o'
the Siberian Railroad and ' indicated
that t-ho, expedition' would remain *
!->ng as protection was necessary. An
??thsr purpose of the expedition, a;;
)u{lined by the President, was to give
j-Lief to the.Russian people in Siberia
!>y supplying food, clothing and other
?upplies. Mr. Wilson- said there was
no intention .of interfering with Rus
<.an sovereignly.
The retention of American troops to
nroteet American railroad forces un
der Jihn F. Stevens, the President's
'. tter stated, is a "vital element.'' By
agreement with Japan, the Pvesi
n: s'tsJted. the American troops are
L.o remain there as long as the rail
?' :ui expedition rs engaged in mnin
t'ining operation.
The President's communication de
'ailing at great length the activities
>f the American military .anil rail
? taci forces in Siberia, was in response
!o a repslut'ion of Senator Johnson.
Republican. of California, inquirng
regarding the American policy in Si
and how lcnr? it was proposed to
?(?*?. in the troops here.
Rheumatism
. completely wauhec out of the syc
vm by the celebrated Shivgr Minera'
Vfttar. Positively ?ua rantafcd -fa
ioney-back offer. Tastes fine; Cfrsts ?
r'de. Delivered anywhere by our
\l?.xandria Agsnts, F. S- Harper. Inr
Vine t'aasa.
NEOLIN SOI.ES
First-Class Repairing Only
Blue Ribbon Shoe Co. .
At The Lowest Prices
, 407 KING STREET
Joseph Sanders, Prop.
Telephone 55.VJ
E. P. JENKINS .1
Steam'and Mot Water Heat in g-^.^
Pipcless Furnaces and Gas Fitting
'Cor. Cameron and Royal St.
LEA KM AUTOS, TRACTORS
Rig demand at big pay for t.i'i'iri
<?>'. Af.te. Truck an I Tratsftp nun.
O.dc.-t. most reliable school in U. S.
A. Endorsed by factories and gHnisrc#
every v.-here. FREE biic Page cat
l't'g. Come to.Detroit, the H -art of
Auto industry.
MICHIGAN" STATE AUTO SCHOOL
181 Aut'c Bldg., Detroit? A?ich-'?
%LJkJsJ
ajiwrc rapid acceleration, a smoother
?.i'ahnk^.n'iotor. And your biils for rrasolinc will
M i*M:X5% to 30% lest. A Puvyfield car
illGKERSON'S GAHAGIi
OPENING OF
. - " i'' 419 S. Royal St.
Where Ice Will Be Sold At Plant Rates
Less than-100 lbs. . 40c per 100 lbs.
"100 to 600 lbs 35c per 100 lbs.
/ ' %L "j | ? A
? Quantities in excess of 600 pounds at plant only
..." . OTHER SERVICE STATIONS
Not 1-M^mercn arid Union
No.'2?406 SotUh Alfred
' * ? ? ? No. 3?317 North Alfred
No. 4?Commerce and Payne
in
'n
, . g.. j;. CAMERON and UNION
* . - BUY AND BUILD IN DEL RAY
Choice lots for sale in all parts of Del Ray, Mt.
Ida',and St.'Elmo. Cash or easy terms. Apply
J. C. ELLIS
Peyton Avenue Del Ray, after 5 p. m.
JL OuI
"TT^
f*J
Skn\j q
ith a
Wi<
rT-.-Mt
It will bo morn efficient a nil more economical.
You will find that you pet more power and
>o w oyyo 21 itayfield
lector makes a good car better.
JJ^caHviint to know v/hy the Rnvfield is the best
?-carbwf'tofr for any cur, and how ic v.ill save you money,
drive around tomorrow aad v. c will tell you all about it.
113-115 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, Va?
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$
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Pfk
v2s^' J*. is.
From Oversea,
\
rrzc.fly.1.- i'?j j v?.uhh>v.,-H7.J. jj^jumxseuea
If You-Want the Bes
*;:1D
?a
See the Myers Boys at
Diekerson's Garage
The shop-is-being, equipped with the most modern
tools and equipment, evfery' device that adds to .ef
ficiency is being installed.
If good mechanics andithe latest equipment, back
ed up by conscientious business methods will pro
duce* the goods, then we! can deliver it.
In addition to 10 years, Joiowledge of automobiles,
Your'patronage is gratefully solicited
person's
SOUTH PITT STBEEX.
Summer Store Hours
Store opens 8.30 a. in. closes 6p.m. except Satur
days . During July and August Store will close every
Wednesday at 1 p. m. 1
Women's silk dresses voile dresses and silk skirts
on sale Saturday at greatly reduced prices
23 Women's silk poplin dresses, $12.50 to $15.00
values, choice Saturday each $7.50
*
20 Women's silk dresses, $19.50 to $25.00 values
Choice Saturday each %. $14.98
15 Women's silk dresses $29.50 ,to $39.50 values,
choice Saturday each $19.50
10 Women's silk dresses, $49.50 values, choice Sat
urday each $24.98
Ail women's $7.50 to $9.98 fancy voile dresses,
choice Saturday each $4.98
Ail Women's $12.50 to $17.50 voile dresses, choice
Saturday each $9.50
7 Women's plaid silk dress skirts $7.50 to $9.98 va
lues, choice Saturday each $4.98
5 Women's black silk messaline skirts, $6.50 to.$7.50
values, choice Saturday each $3.98
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It Is a Sign
of efficicncy and integrity to
keep your appointments on
time. The only man who can
be prompt to the minute is
the man with an accurate
watch. It may mean money
to you to know that you can
delay five minutes and still
be on time. You cannot be
certain of this unless you
have a good watch. We have
just the watch for you.
SAUNDERS & SON
629 KING STREET.
F^irsl National Bank:
ALEXANDRIA, VA.
THE OLDEST NATIONAL BANK IN VIRGINIA
The Largest and Strongest Bank in the City
The Service Rendered by this Bank is Evidenced by
its Phenomenal Growth.
Resources March 5, 1917 $1,829,331.47
" 4, 1918 $2,020,055.80
" 4, 1919 $2,849,965.94
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Carefully Planned Building and improving
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MOULDINGS
DOORS
SASH
BLINDS
LATHS
SHINGLES
BUILDING LIME
PORTLAND CEMENT
WALL PLASTER
PREPARED ROOFINGS
TERRA COTTA PIPE
AND EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING
BUT THE / H A R D \V ARE
W. A. SMOOT R CO.,Tnc, < 5
ALEXANDRIA. VIRGINIA
..LUMBER AKD-?.BUILD1NG HATCRSA15

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