PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERXOOX
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation
*17 King: Street, Alexandria, Va.
HOWARD W. SMITH, Prowldent ??<!
WILLIAM A. SMOOT ... Vtce-Pre*tocnt
MICHAEL T. DWYER Editor
Entered at the Postofflce at Alexan
dria, Virginia, as second claa9 matter.
PURPOSED INCREASED FARE.
Alexandria is not the only city
which is being caused by anxiety by
the intended increase in electric rail
way rates. The following was
printed in a Philadelphia paper to
"Woodbury X. J., Sept. 12.?Man
tua, Almonesso and Blackwood,
towns tuoched by the* trolley road,
are goinjr to lose some of jrood
citizens, it is claimed, because of the
increase in fares which go into ef
fect c.n Sunday. There are scores
(fmtn with families who moved to
these rural sections while employed
at. the big industries above this city,
because of the low fares. The rates
have increased once, and now a new
schedule of fares will cut a swath
in the salaries. With the opening
r.f Noreg and Yorkship. hundreds of
homes arc available, and many of
these people are preparing to move
there?at least for the winter."
Alexandria is facing similar condi
tions. Thousands of our people are
employed in Washington, and they
utilize the electric railway in mak
ing the trips between the two cities.
In fact there is no other mode of
transportation except by steam
trains which do not leave this city
or Washington at hours to suit com
muters. Besides many who work in
Washington would be comoelled to
traverse a mile twice a d?y- in mak
ing trips from the union passenger
Alexandria is facing an ordeal.
?During the past two years our pop
ulation has irreatly increased, and
we desire to keep the newcomers
with us. Many of them reside in
Alexandria and work in Washing
ton. Doubling the fare between the
two cities will surely decrease our
population, as it is about to do in
the New Jersey towns referred to.
People who reside in the south
eastern section of the city, have
been allowed t.> remain on the Mt.
Vernon trains until they pass Fran
lin street, or within a square or two
of their homes. This h appreciated,
especially during inclement weather, j
This privilege, it is said, will be de- j
niod in future if passengers refuse!
to nay extra fare.
Out of Fix? :
'Phone your grocer or i
druggist for a dozen hollies* :
?I this delicious diucslant. ;i glass 1
vith meals gtres delightful relief. or
no charge for the firs', dozen used.
?us? Digestive aromatics with
, SHtvAD MINERAL WATEn amd CI.'iHCn
Nothi.'j: like it for reiterating ?i*I
uorn-mr stomachs. converting food
into rich Mood and found (L- h.
Rot! Si :'.!i ! guaranteed by the cclc
b rat or! Shiver Mineral Spring. Sliel
ton. S (.. I! vonr regular dealer
Cannot supply voii telephone
V s K.VRPER. Inc..
IHstrUmlcr* f;:r Alexandria.
that attracts attention
and put your station
ery in a class by itself
Fast Elcctric Presses
HARRY W. WADE
Printing : : Publishing
313 King St. Phone SO
A SUDDEN CHANGE
A newspaper, man born and rear
ed in this city, but who. for a Ion?
time had been a resident of Balti
more, while on a visit to his old
home several years ago called at
this office. He had almost from the
time he entered his majority been
employed on papers oT Baltimore.
During his conversation he asked us
if we had not noticed that a certain
paper in the monumental city never
printed the name of Alexandria in
any connection whatever. We had
not noticed this alleged omission,
but from that time in glancing over
the paper referred to we became
convinced that our friend was cor
rect. Although containing long col
umns of happenings in Virginia?
many of a trivial nature?no dis
patches from Alexandria appeared
in the paper. Our attention was es
pecially directed to this some time
ago when a legal decision was de
livered in this city. The decision
was of "general interest throughout
the state and was published ;n most
papers. The Baltimore paper publish
'.'(1 it, but the man who prepared the
copy dated the dispatch ''Fmlcr
After reading the dispatch our
mind went back to ante helium
times, when the paper referred to
was in its boyhood days and its
publishers were endeavoring to raise
i subscription list in Alexandria. It
succeeded in securing some sub
scribers, and for a time the paper
was distributed by carrier to num
') rs of Alexandrians.
This circulation, however, was
not maintained and it finally beeame
so contracted that the mail was
t ed to supply the few subscribers
>. our city. This is being done today.
About twenty years ago an at
ompt was made to secure a large
?irculation in this city, hut it
v.-cved a failure.
We were rather surprised .this
?ncrning to see the following item in
Shipbuilding At Alexandria.
T.ie Virginia Shipbuilding C'orpniv.?
it n. at Alexandria. Va.. has nc-nr
'rnpletion the third of an cvler -?f
V steal steamers for the Shi?jp.'n.r
The Vanada is the ve
..? me and she is almost ready fny ::
. si trip. A fourth ?s overboard a*i<i
?: t'3.:rg pushed to completion. wVY
ara en the stocks, to he fol'r.v
cd by two others as fast as the
ethers are launched.
STEALING WF AUTOS
iif ,/> $ ?j?r \-7 , *|f
Th?ft-of an aiKchidbife is I made;
a Federal offense puriishabre 'by a
fiiic of $5,000 or five years in prison,
?in a uill agreed ? lip on yefcterday bv
i the House Judiciary Committee,
! wh'.-h will repoii it out Saturday.
Representative Dyer. (Republi
can), of Missouri, is author of the
ihill, and it is understood that the
R- p? blican leaders have'-agte'ed to
j pr.srj it immediately.
^ 1 lie American * Antomobih* f Asso
; eirtjion reccrcls show that 22,273
ir.rs were stolen.in 19IS. '???
! STEEL WORKERS FIR}1
IX STAND ON" STRIKE'
With government officials trying
to : vcrt the steel strike called for
September 22, union leaders yester
? d:sv declared there would be _ no
trrving back now unless the em
:;i iy:rs capitulated. ? \
Attorney General Palmer began
a seudy *cf conditions in the steel
nvll districts in some cf which the
m 'ii charge the rights of free speech
ur'l Crje assembly haye boon viola
RED TUBE $3.50
Xo War Tax
We are overstocked on
jj the'above size. A high
I [;rade guaranteed tire and
; iube at a very low price [
= or a few days.
Other sizes of tires and :
U bes in stock.
jiw. H. MAY & SON. Inc.
201 King Street
YOUR CATARRH MAY
Dangerous to Use Treatment
for Only Temporary Rsiiey.
There is a more scriou.; stage of
Catarrh than the annoyance caus
ed by the stoppcd-t:p air passages,
and other distasteful features.
The real danger comes from the
tendencyof the disease to continue
its course downward until the
lungs become affected, and then
dreaded consumption is on your
ft:" Your own c-tperivnce has
t: yo? t!i-t the c;'~
: ' 'yj cured by sp::>; . ? lin-tr;,
atomizers, /elites and other local
'i. >. S. has proven a ;r.or.' satjs
..i*.?!?;/ remedy for Catarrh be*
came it goc? dircct to its ?
Get i botiic today, be jin the only
logical treatment gives x rat
results. For fr: c : !ic:;l advice
write Medical . ? >r i.7 Swift
Laboratory, Atlanta, Liu.
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f:i a woman's lif; are marked
by the jewels she acquires.
tlach one ;:s she looks at it
recalls pleasant memories.
\V.i3 th" woman yen are most
int vrc- t-.' I in have the memo
ries you want hi r to ? We
hr.v.; th:- jewels that :? he vvii!
!: SAUNDERS & SON
629 KING STREET.
iCOAL LUMBER AND * 3U1LD1N6 MAfTMAL
, * *
Invest a Fart of Your Savings in
Carefully Planned Building and Improving
TERRA COTTA PIPE
AND EVERYTHING FOR BUILDING
BUT THE HARDWARE- d
W. A. SMOOT & CO.Jmc
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GET UNDER ONE OF OUR NEW
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THEY EMBODY THE BEST VALUE TO EE f
FOUND IN HATS. STYLE, QUALITY, DURABI
LITY AND ECONOMY.
Priced $5 and 6.50
ALSO OTHER EXCELLENT VALUES
Priced at $3, $3.50 and $4
ALWAYS A FULL LINE OF "STETSONS"
10 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON ALL
Boy's School Suits
Downham & Ridgeii
THE HOME OF MART. SCHAFFNER & MARX CLOTHES
ji S. E.Corner King* and Pitt Sis.
Marshall House Corner.
We are gratified at the many reports we are having daily from our customers as to the general
satisfaction to all of our easy payment plan and also glad to state that our results in the past year, just
closed are more than gratifying.
Now For Our Second i
With a full line of everything to wear for the family. You have the choice of the stock of the larg
est CREDIT HOUSE in the city on our EASY PAYMENT PLAN. Call and be convinced. We are sure
once a customer, always a customer.
We have the finest iine of ladies fur and cloth
coats, we have ever handled and at prices as cheap
if not cheaper than the cash stores, all on the
EASY PAYMENT PLAN
$35 and up
In silk georgette, Jersey, up to the minute in
style and workmanship, all pleasing to the eye and
with colors to suit the most up-to-date dresser
$12.50 and up
Smart hats trimmed in the latest New \ ork
styles in all colors velvet, every hat in the assort
ment worth a great deal more.
We have the largest and most up-to-date pat
terns in georgette, crepe de chine and silk, lower ' mone\ that can be nought.
in price than tlie lowest in the city.. $6.25 And Lp
$1.98 And Up
? BOYS' SCHOOL SUITS
For the*youngsters we show mannish styles that are made to present a most attractive and noob\ ap
pearance as well as to crivc long wear. They are suits for '*\oung Men/' -classy in their style and de^i^n.
popular in shades and materials. Without a doubt the largest line in the city at
$6.50 And Up 1
SPECIALS FOR ALL
? Camisoles 98c Overalls SL49
Ladies Aprons .. 19c jumpers $1.19
House Dresses ? 98c Men's Hose
Boys Pants 98c . Ladies Silk Hose
? ,. And a full line of shirts, collars, socks, ties in fact everything needed to wear.
OUR CREDIT PLAN ANSWERS THE QUESTION
: WHY PAY CASH? ' .=
All the latest frjftBns im-b.ulng the belted ef
fects. In all the sejj^^^aues. Best made in style,
workmanship ana quality.
$20.00 And Lip
We carry the celebrated Loftus Hats conceded
to be the best hat made in the States. We have
them in velours and felts in al Ithe season's shades.
1 $3.50 And Lip
A fine line of shoes with prices to suit the purse.
These are all leather and good solid vkitie.
$#.50 And Up
We have an eceptional line in the leading styles
We are shewing the best quality shoe for the
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