PUBLISHED EVERT AFTEBN'OOW
i Except Snndny
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation
327 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
HOWARD W. SMITH, Pr?>?ldent and
WILLIAM A. SMOOT ... VJcc-Prcslaent
MICHAEL T. DWYER ... ..... Editor
Entered at the Postoffice at Alexan
dria, Virginia, as second class matter.
WANTS HIGHER RATES
The publication yesterday in the
Gazette of a schedule of rptes which
the Washington-Virginia Railway
Company will urge the Interstate
Commerce Commission to approve
was as a borrthshcll to thousands of
Alexandrians and equally as many
Washingtonians. The purpose of
teh company is to virtually double
the fare between the two ci'/cs. In
stead of paying as we do now 25
cents for a round-trip ticket between
this city and Washington, the rate,
should the Interstate Commerce
Commission, look approvingly on the
scheme, be increased to 25 cents
each way or 40 cents for a round
A short time ago Alexandria went
for wool and returned shorn when a
movement was launched ;n the City
Council for the purpose of obtain
ing lower water rents in this city.
Instead of obtaining relief in this
matter our water rents were mater
ially increased, thanks to the State
Corporation Commission. For years
many people in this community
have protested against paying 25
cents for a round-trip ticket to
Washington, and meetings have been
held with the view of having the
The Washington-Virginia company
has for h ton? time been taxed to its
fullest capacity in transporting the
thousands of passengers who, at
present, have no other mode of mak
ing the trip between the two c'ties.
The advent of the Virginia Ship
building .Corporation has increased
the number of passengers enormous
ly, and trains pass through the city
especially at early morn and at the
close of the day packed with human
ity, as much so as Fourth Avenue,
New York; cars during early morn
ing and evening.
Should -the railway Company be
allowed to increase its rates there is
every reason to believe a ferry boat
will be put on the route between
Alexandria and Washington. It has
already been suggested that the
boats could make two landings in
Washington?one at the old Seventh
street slip for the benefit of navy
yard employes, and another farther
west in order to accommodate the
many Alexandrians employed.at the
Agricultural Department, the Bu
reau* of Engraving an 1 Printing, the
Southern Railway building, and
many other nearby places.
PASSING OF OLD LANDMARKS.
During the pa~t few years a num
ber of old landmarks on King street
have bceome obliterated by the
erection upon their sites of modern
structures. In a number of cases
ror'uUnces have been metamorphosed
ir.t") stores, etc.
The work of transform' :g an old
and well known building on the north
side of King street, near Fairfax, is
n?w well under way, and ;.r a ihort
t:me the office of the W?s*ern Un
ion 1 olograph Company wi'i be in
Neglect That Tire
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 v
jured tire to us the bet j_
ter?but there's no blov :
out too bad for us to fi>
100-102 N. Fayette SI
Alex. 845 jj;
the new building where the employ
es will enjoy luxurious quarters.
.Modern apartments are being pre
pared in the second story.
Three quarters of a century, ago
two small houses stcod upon the
site of this building. One was occu
pied by the late George Duffey, who
wu a silversmith, and the ether by
Alexander Golden, a merchant tail
or These structures, among the
smallest on King street at the time,
were subsequently demolished and a
structure intended for banking pur
poses took their place. In 1860 Burke
& Herbert conducted business in
this place, and at the close of the
civil war W. D. Ccrse was engaged,
in the same calling in this building.
After having later been used for
various purposes the Western Union
Telegraph Company leased the
building for office purposes, while
the Capital City Telephone Com
pany used the upper story.
When the building shall have un
dergone its metamorphosis it will
be modern in every way and will be
an ornament to the square upon
which it is located.
PRICES TO COME DOWN
Admittedly the general average
price level may never get back where
it was before the war; but few, in
deed, are the thoughtful men who do
not expect prices to go haif way
back within a reasonable time
As Forbes' Magazine says, <:in
stnnt response to these economic
factors cannot be expected. The
tusrness world is not a movie show
in which the whole performance is
ever in an hour; and the high price
It vols may continue for a few weeks
"V months, depending upon mone
avy and trade developments. IIow
s'er, the main points are that the
???a?t amount of idle producing ca
pacity is stye proof ti-.at there will
>? a great increase in the total sup
ply of goods, and that the tightness
f the money market equally dem
nrtrates that the time is not far
:ff when producers and merchants
vi'l be shading prices because of
?uvb'lity to finance themselves other
"iA brief, the notion that the ex
t:ng level will be permanent is
heer nonsense. There is not a scrap
f evidence in the business situa
>n to sustain it. and it is contrary
> all the principles of economics
n i to all the teachings of past ex
:-it*nce. Is is a belief which im
mediately disappears upon attaining
v slightest knowledge of th? s'ib
that attracts attention
and put your station
ery in a class by itself
Fasl Electric Presses
HARRY W. WADE
? : Publishing
| "The Store of Greater Service"
Foot Talk No. 22
Do ail me:; have foot troub!<
This que.-* Jon was ask.'d Lv
cr, i of our ^ orr.cn pr.h\>r:> the
other o;y pfter she had wit
nessed a dozen or so n:or. joinff
:::.o our foot comfort sect or; to
, | have adjustment made on app'i
: | ..r. *os we hud fitted X .- :..?t all
; have foot trouble, but about bO
j n2:* cent of them imasirv -thev
::r? rheumat'e. and abou: -10 iH-r
cent don't believe that. nnyilnrg
c:,n be dons--about 10 per cent
,-f them arr- having their; at
tended to a::w makinjr *1,< m.-clves
in o comfortable c:ti:;ci.
We want some cf that f.O par
c:r.t to let us help tn?ni io Jo
their ills, seme c-f th? 40
p:r cent to let us show incra,
a .id more of the 10 p?r cent io
bo fitted in cur Especially Ap
ptinted Foot Comfort Division
with Wizard Foot Appliance by
Consultation is absolutely,Jr e
and appliances are not fitted
unless absolutely necessary.
Second Floor Lansburgh & Bro..
CAKRANZA AND INVASION PLOT.
Charge Made by Former Intelligence
Service 31 an
New York, Sept. 4.?Paul B. A'
tsndorf, former memiber of the
American Inteiliger.se Sercise, who ? >
, su-5d last. week a statement d:talir
ing what he knew about th-* (jernv.r..
to stir up a Mexican inva..;c:i
of ihe United Statas, h^s issued a
supplementary statement chargiv.},'
President Carranza of Mexico Avlth
?ing dir tly implicated in tha p!
Dr. Altendorf, who served in the
Mexican Army as a cokne!
representing the intelligence scrv!.-..
said that he 'had an interview v: >.
Carranza on January 1">, 1018.- Ai
this inten'iew, he said. Carnuu'.u
"said he knew all about me, hav
ing been informed that I was on the
way to Sonora to help train the Com
bined army of Mexicans and Germans
whc wer^o U^.Statos.
Or. A?r^:d.i>ie#..?fl:ea Caj>
ranza for arjlet,ter( to General Cplles,
loverr.-or of Sonora, hoping* to are'
r-n::,'i's complicity in -writing, hut
ihat Carrariia'refase'dt saying he was
"on a vary delicate mission."
Cairanza did shy,'frowever, accord
r to Dr. ATtosdorf, <;I am sending)
*.v:re to General 'Calles to assist you "j
::: everf way to invade the- United
states. I have instructed the police |
:.i military authorities to aid you j
:fji* this purpose."
'FOB STOXES STREET CAR
Maiiorman is Injured by LouisvMle
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 4.?Disordpr
: -Toke out here the sixteenth day o-:
,th? strike cf motarmen and conduc
' :.h ci the Louisville Railway Cor.i
paT*. when for the first time sine.*
:pe, strike started the Company-, at-1
:empti.d to operate streptiears on ft.-.* i
fortl'jr.d avenue line. . i
Mob* attacked care at both ?nds;
of the line, smashing the windows
wirh stcr.es and injuring a mc-torman i
P6l.se arrested nine persons in ccr.- '
recfcion \vi :h the disorder.
NEARLY 100.000 DESERTERS
Geneva, Sept. 4.?Nearly 100,000 ;
officers and men are considered de
serters from the Germany Army due
ing the war, according to Munich ad
included in this number are man\
ih(<Ui*:i:r.is who were in America and
England at the outbreak of the war
'in.! wore preventOt from joining the
Germany Army, "aithough advised b?
for.?hand to join the colors,'' the dis
Smoked Hands, lb 43c
Smoked Shoulder, lb ? 30c
Sliccd Bacon (in boxes), lb (iOc
Rib Roast, lb 35e
Good Roast Beef, lb i 30c
Special lot of spring chic-ken-, dressed
Leg Lamb (home killed), lb 40c
New Potatoes \/\ peck 15c
Sweet Potatoes l/y peck 20c
Fresh Eggs, doz ? ? 60c
Sugar .Corn, dozen 30c
Sweet Cantaloupes, a piece 5 to 10c
Groceries, Meats and Vegetables
We Caii smgw yo\-?vn.i prove to you
that tliers is t. %3?xkis 3ioaey saving m 'the
ess of United States '! ir-ss.
The sxij'C YSiitv 'tuey glvg ssean just so
many "esfsa 4olk.rc counted ki rosl money.
And there Qse economies in
the ssTing oi gas* oil. repairs depreciation.
. The reason- oi ail tfeis Is M tlie tires them
selves?"their liveliness, ruggedness and
There are five United Staves Tires?a type
for every make of car,
? fr V
We Know United States Tires are Good Tires. That's Why VVe Sell Them.
Stoics Opens 8:30 a. m., Closes 6:00 p. m
We will have on sale Thursday
many new and attractive remnants
and mill ends, all ?ood useful
lengths, at very special priccs.
You wili also find here Thursday
many other unusual bargains in
many departments, which you can
not well afford to miss. 1
? * >
In a woman's life- are marked
by the jewels she acquires.
Each one as she looks at it
recalls pleasant memories.
Will the woman you arc most
int o.-t-'d in have the memo
lies you want her to ? We
have the jewels that she will
629 KING STREET.
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The Largest and Strongest Bank in the City |
The Service Rendered by this Bank is Evidenced bj ?i
its Phenomenal Growth.
Resources March 5, 1917 $l,S29,331.4r/1
" 4,1918 S2,020,055.801
" 4,1919 $2,849,965.94 g
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AND EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING
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