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PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON
Except Sunday
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation
817 King Street, Alexandria, ^ a.
HOWARD W. SMITH, Prenldent and
Treasurer
WILLIAM A. SMOOT ...VJc?-Pre?lOent
MICHAEL T. DWYER Editor
Entered at the Postofflc? at Alexan
dria, Virginia, as second class matter.
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ALEXANDRIAN HONORED
As will be seen elsewhere in the
Gazette, Kenneth W. Ogden was
yesterday elected President of the
Virginia State Firemen's Conven
tion now in session in Charlottes
ville. The association resolved to
meet in Alexandria next year.
This organization has met in this
city several times in recent years,
when the members received hearty
?welcome, as they will ncxc . >ear
when they reappear here.
One of the interesting incidents of
yesterday's meeting was the unfurl
ing of a service flag, which showed
that 350 Virginia firefighters were
?members of the American Expedi
tionary Force in France during .the
late war. Thirty lest their lives and
35 were wounded.
The many friends 'and acquaintan
ces of Mr. Ogdcn will rejoice with
him upon his accession to the presi
dency of the Virginia State Fiie
men's Association. He has during
the past year or so been Chief of the
Alexandra Fire Department, a posi
ticn which absorbs most of his at
tention and labor. Faithful and ac
tive in the interests of the people
of his native city, ho will be equally
so as the Fire Chief of the Old Do
minion.
HIGH COST OF STRIKES
Strikes and rumors of strikes have
beccme so much a part of our daily
routine that more than half the
time the average citizen doesnt
trouble himself to find what then
are all shout. In a great many of
these eases he probably cou.dn t
find out. if he tried; even trained
investigators have been baffled in
a-n effort to discover the real griev
ances. Some' men strike for higher
wages, some for better working
conditions, and some, it would seem,
for the pleasure >of striking.
The Chicago Tribune in speaking
of present conditions says "we
speak of the present period as one
of ferment; as one in which great
psychological forces unloosed by the
War are operating. Our grand
fathers would probably have scorned
such explanations as mere euphe
misms. They would suggest, we
think, a searching of hearts to dis
cover whether our tuoble after all is
not simply general yielding to the
eld temptations of idleness and lux
ury; whether as a matter of fact we
ar-1 not sufr"' ing from a cH-> nclina
V n to perform faithful work, to at
U-r.d to duly and to live simply and
frugally.
??Strike-? crate primarily to in
crease the cost bf living. America
v suffering from widespead ir.dus
ral disorganization canoed chicfly
}.? strikes.
"Now, it is obvious that the
greater number of strikes the great
er will be the falling off in produc
tive output and the higher prices
will rise.
"We now talk of the high cost of
living, but we shall be foolish if we
underrate the high cost of strikes.
Neglect That lire
They simply can't
make tires good enough
to prevent tread cuts.
And a tread cut means
trouble. If neglected the
| result is a "blowout,"
sooner or later. The
sooner you get an i
jured tire to us the bnt
ter?but there's no blow
out too bad for us to fix
?Right.
OLD DOMINION
TIRE GO
! 100-102 N. Fayette St.
. Alex. 845
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TiTW SALOON MINI GO
Several years ago bv'orp prohibi
tion was adopted in Virginia, our
most far-seeing citizens said "the
saloon must go." The gentleman
whd uttered the words ?s not a tee
totaler, but he has no apology to
make for any person who cannot
use without abusing the gifts of
he'aven.
: 0. H. Wathen, who is head of
Kentucky's largest whisky manu
facturing plant, ibelieves whisky
will come back some of these days,
but he is firm against allowing it to
[.jcjome back in the old way.
''We don't want saloons," Walth
en says. "We would have liquor
take i'ts place as a commodity, to be
disposed .of at the grocery or the
department s-'tore. We have no pa
tience with the saloon. It got us in
to. all our trouble. _ A man used to
drop mto a saloon, begin consuming
whisky, and walk out a staggery
diunk. He went home and annoyed
his wife, the neighbors saw him and
?pitied him. The drys pointed t(
?il'ii -I- a ho?* *ibie example r.:rl whis
ky lock all the blame. We brieve
whisky can be handled right in this
country, and we are going to make
:: fight to that end. Abolish the
r:a1oon and Jet the householder Hi;
hi3 whisky and take it home. Thats
?vh'ut we wanf tu happen, .^nd we
?vawt ko do away wit" the \rd whis
ky th.it make physical wrecks of
Dc-cple. Good whisky won't hurt any
one unless he make? a pig of him
self." \
NATIONALIZATION AND HIGHER
WAGES
Sometimes it is hard to convince
people of the truth of perfectly ob
itus propositions. Thus the fact
1 nt every increase in wage- means
;n increase in the cost of living is
] parcntly not yet accepted by all
r.bor unions; or, if accepted, b ci!>
? garded. What the final action of
he railway shopmen may be re
gains to be seen; but the disposition
0 insist upon their demands i~
^U'Ued. Now there is a prospect
'?-.at the miners will likewise insist
vx>n higher wages, a sire h vr dav
?Vd a five day week, with nationa'.i
i";cn of'the industry besides.
Like the railway men, they are
v;o distinct but related issuer. Na
1 .nalization of industries is a long
t.p towards State Socialism. That
- an economic system which may be
rically defeated, no doubt. But
;i? has its limitations in practice,
i iricst anything can be made to
-.*Drk well cn paper. The trouble i.:
hat the human element may con
Yurid the nicest calculations. Under
?ur political system, nationalized
rdustries would inevii'ibly be more
.- ijsr, controlled by considerations
.'itn to their proper functions. It
? altogether too simple an expla
,tion to say that nationalization
?cans that the workmen will be his
.vn employer.
\\-> scheme, indeed, can abolish the
tural laws of industry. Labor cost
r.j'.d will always.be a predominant
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M-manently disappear after drinking
'?se celebrated Shivar Mineral Wa
?r. Festively guaranteed by money
;ck offer. Tastes fine; cost a trifle.
?livered anywhere by our Alexan
ia Agents, F. S. Harper, Inc.
hone then .
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'"The Store of Greater Service"
The New Trimmings
for the Fall Dresses
We are now shewing Fash
it n's latest developments in
Fall trimmings and our stock
n>w radiates with new ideas in
materials and color combina
tions.
Lovely iridescent black or
sapphire colored sequins for
evening gowns.
Colored embroidery trim
mings for taffeta dresse?.
made cf siik, worsted and merai
embroidery on net.
Sutache braid trimming in
the form of wide or narrow
fringe cr wide silk insertion.
First Floor?Lansburgh & Bro.
Children's Stamped
Hats, 10c -
Stamped Hats ready for
I working in embroidery. Made
j of a large variety of materia!; jjj
i and styles. To close out at jjj
j| 10c each.
!j Fourth Floor?Lansburgh &
Bro.
:",;n * '? ? ? 1A ? Hi- 'mi;-..'-, .. =
factor in living cost. If th? miners ;
win higher" wages arid" fewer work; ?
in'a hears, they will decre-i se .il-o
piircfcfcsir-g power of their 'nin.iey.!
Not only that, but they wi'! Iv-v.u"
?i jirfcc.c>" of inflation nv.i.-f
renrL unfavorably upon the nstirml
prosperity. "When everybody pays
everybody else a little more there i
no profit for anybody. A strike of .
railway men ar.a minor's,' tying up
both ; reduction and transportation,
would merely afce'entuate the evil
The strikers would pay t<v. :r share
in the end with thc. rest of the pub
lic.'?(Philadelphia I n.rj u i r r.
BRYAN SEES DRY WOULD
Syracuse, N.. Y., Aug. 28.?\V ill
iam Jennings Bryan believes not a
single saloon will be doing business
in any civilized land before the
passing of this generation, Bryan
made this prediction yeste witty in
addressing the Independent Order
of Good Templars.
Switching from booze i' r-*"-1-tics,
Bryan said he had no p^rso.'.nl plan-s
Asked if he would be ?; candidate
for Present, u sai'j
?';I jmTaniens that w- :hi* Dun
ocrats', shall elect the strongest
man, vve have. Things are so chaotic
just no'w that it is harden than us-'
ual tcj lock agoatf. For that reason
vre' shouid exercise exceeding care." ,
SIX NOW FROM POISON
1 .. r-; , ? 1
Either. Storage Turkey or Olives!
i * Responsible
i --^ilianco, OJiio, Aug. 2S.?With j
; the death Tuesday night at Canton j
; of Frank McAvoy, chef of the Laka- j
.side Country Club, and yesterday of
' Sirs. Jth'n C. Shr.rCr,' hete, the
? <!rath list resultingifioin eating un
'wholesome feed at a club dinner last
: Saturday night 'v.-a.- increased to
j six. John C. Sharer, of Alliance,
the'fourth victim of the tragedy,
died Tuesday evening.
Cleveland, Aug. 28.?A chemical
; analysis to determine whether cold11
I storage turkey or olives caused the
NOTICE
Fcr Plumbing that satisfies, try
CENTRAL PLUMBING SHOP,
Plunibing and gas filing. Call us al?
any. time. Phone X0:{ South
I-pit Street. Clyde B. Lan'ham,
Pre jjriet or.
death of six persona who attended ?
*he dinner at Canton Saturday
night v.*i!l bc made here by Dr. John '
G. Sp6nzcr, cf Western Reserve j
?University. The contents of the
stomach, kidneys and intestines of,
Robert Jennings, one of the vie- j
itms, submitted by Coroner T. S. j
licQuate, of Stark county, and olives
remaining of those served at the
table will be examined.
Advertise your wants in the Ga
zette Want Column
OLD RELIABLE ,
fmstpqwberJHL
AH your baking
will taste good
when you use
Rumford. Try it
for muffins, gems,
bisciiiis, cake ? ail your
favorite recipes.
Go buy it today!
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THE LARGE STORE OS THE CORNER OF KING AND WASHINGTON STREET.
We are conveniently'located; our prices are right. Why not let us sell you your
aTceries.
Creamery Butter, pound 60c
Jneeda Biscuits, package Sc
Peanut Butter, pound 25c
Jello, package 10c
Marsh mellow Creme 25e
Smoked Shoulders, pound 33c
Star Ham's, pound 45c
Marvel Flour, 12-pound sack 80c
Banquet Coffee, pound 45c
Quaker Oats, package 12c
Fresh vegetables received daily.
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iae smrmg os gas, ?ii|rMfeif3 and depreciation.
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HARRY WADE
313 King Street. Phone
Member of United Typothetac of
America and International Typo
graphical Union.
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Alexandria, Va., June 2. 1919.
In line with our progressive banking methods, and to meet the de
mands of our patrons, we are installing on July 1st, an up-to-date Safe
Deposit Department, under the personal supervision of one of our
officers.
This has been made necessary from the fact that a Iai'jre number
of our depositors owning Liberty Bonds and other securities desire a
safe place for their keeping.
It is our plan to enlarge the number of Safe Deposit Boxes, and
make a rental charge to meet the operating expenses of this Depart
ment. This charge will become effective July 1st, 1919, and a bill will "
be sent .out at that time to the holders of boxes, and if any desire
to make any change we will be glad to have them call before the
bills are rendered for the ensuing year. .
By order of the Board of Directors
The Cleaning of
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Has been added to our ever increasing business in
cleaning rugs and carpets. And our service is prompt
and careful. May we demonstrate it to you?
' OUR TRUCKS CO EVERYWHERE
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by the jewels she acquires.
Each one as she looks at it
recalls pleasant memories.
Will the woman you are most
ir.iereited in have the'memo
ries ycu want her to ? We
have ::il' jewels that she will
admire.
629 KING STREET.
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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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