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G26 North Washington Street, six rooms. and bath, hot water heat, electric lights, water a nd gas. Fine location. I'rive $5,500. 308 North Columbus, six rooms and bath, cellar, hot water heat, electric lights, water and gas. This will make any one an ideal home. Price $5,000. . 205 South Lee Street, seven ?rooms and bath, cellar, hot air furnace, electric lights, water and gas and only $1,000. 201 South Lee Street, nine rooms, cellar, hot air furnace, electric lights, water and gas. Price $4,500. 207 South Lee, seven rooms :> ml bath, cellar, hot air furnace, elec tric lights, water and gas. Price $?1,000. 310 Wolfe Street, six rooms and bath, cellar, latrobe stove heat, electric lights, water and gas. Price $3,750. 312 Wolfe street, six rooms ar.d bach, cellar, latrcbe stove heat', elcctrie lights, water and gas. Price $3,750. ^ 314 Wolfe street, six rooms and bath, cellar, latrobe stove heat. ' 'r- ' i ' electric lights, water and gas. Price $4,250. 203 ScHth Royal, six rooms and bath, cellar,:frtft air heat, electric lights, water and gas. Price $5,500 Oxford Ave., Del Kay, seven rooms and hath, cellar, hot water heat, elcctric lights, etc. Trice $4,000. * 203 South Lee, Seven . rooms, cellar, hot air heac, electric lights water and gas. We are offering the above for immediate purchase. These prop erties will carry large trusts it necessary and we will gladly give you any further information up on request. Carver & Callahan 127 North Fairfax Street Adjoining the Chamber of Commerce Phone 432 ^ Your Storage Battery IS THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR ' You are sure of the best the market af fords if your car is equipped with a Gould Battery For Everything Electrical J. Kent White 502 KING STREET slaVer vanishes Henry A. Sarr, Ex-Pc liceman, Who Killed Bey. Disappears Henry Arthur Starr, a former po ! licemtin. awaiting trial under bond for shooting and kii'ir.- a boy/ in an automobile on Pennsylvania ave nue, Washington, July 0, yesterday ?afternoon disappeared, it is charged, with :?535 entrusted to him by the Liggett store, 4IS Seventh street, northwest, where he was employed as a clerk. The police charge against him is that cf jumping his bail. Starr shot and fatally wounded Lcrov McLccd, 18, when the driver of a machine in which he and several rthi-rs refused to heed the police man's orders to stop. Shortly after the shooting, Starr was dismissed from the force and placed under bond to await trial. He obtained a job in the drug store. He was given a batr containing | j $535 by Martin Schwartz, manager j j el' the store, yesterday afternoon, I j with instructions to place the money ! j in the Rijrgrs National Bank. Starr failed to return to his em j plover. Inquiries at the bank show ; ed that he had not been there. He J could net be found at his home, 935 j K K.feet northwest. CALOMEL DYING FAST IN SOUTH; | "Dodsoivs Liver Tone" is! Taking the Place of 1 Dangerous Sickening Drug You're l>iiious, sluggish, constipate.! and believe you need vile, dangerous calon:el to slant your liver and clean j your bowels. Here's Dodsoil's guarantee! Ask j your druggist for a bottle :-f Dcl i son's Liver Tone and take a spoon i ful t might. If it doesn't start your I liver an 1 straighten you right up her itor than cnlcnvel and without griping ! or n~ iking you sick I want you to ,tro j back to the store and get ycur money.) T; ke calomel today ar.d tomorrow | you wiH feel weak and sick ar.d nau- i ient.'l. Don't Ia day's work. Take I a spoonful cf harmless, vegetable; nr's I.ivcr Tone tonight and wake i up f .elirg jricat. I'-'s perfectly harm-j !c?s, so give it to your children any | time It can't salivate so let them j : ::yihiny after wards. ? NEXT TO THE MONEY paid employees, the cost of materials is the most important factor of expense in operating any telephone system. This holds good everywhere, and it is quite true of our company. PUBLIC REGULATION FIXES the price we may charge for our service, but it does not keep the price of materials down. We must pay current market prices for the materials we require to maintain our plant and equipment. Since 1914 the average price of all MATERIAL REQUIRED TO FURNISH TELEPHONE SERVICE , HAS INCREASED OVER 75 PER CENT. BUT IN SPITE OF the burdens of rising wages and increased cost of mater ials, we have kept on trying to n ainlain our equipment at Bell System standards and to furnish a satisfactory grade of service. WE CANNOT REASONABLY be expected to continue supplying seivicc at a loss, and we do not believe the public wants us to. It is obviously un - fair to our employees, our investors and our patrons. SO THAT WE MAY fulfill this triple obligation?to Employees, Investor and Patrons?we are now asking 'for sufficient revenue to pay a fair wage, to earn a reasonable return on the investment and to render good service. THE CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY OF VIRGINIA Why We Are Opposed to the Council Manager Plan! The chief argument of the proponents of the view form of city government is that the present form of government is inefficient. or, in other words., that it does net produce results com mens urate with the amount of money expended. Admitting, for ih: sake of argument that the collecting and disposing of the city's garbage is unsatisfactory; that the ashes and waste are not removed with sufficient regu larity; that the courts and alleys, what with grass ; nd litter, are unsightly; and that there are other reasonable causes of complaint, is it a necessary, logical, consequence that we should change our pres ent form of government to get relief? Is it not possible that we do not appropriate sufficient funds to have these things done properly, by competent labor? ^ The city spent last year (1918) for "street swee ping, cleaning catch basins, and removing trash, $6,659.93; hauling ashes, and cleaning alleys, $7,8(59.30; Ale-x. Water Co. for water, $31.00; a total of $14, 110.89, an average of $45.23 for each working day. Do the proponents of the new form of city government guarantee that their form will render bet tor service for the same amount of money, or that it will do the same amount of work for less money? It seems hardly necessary to do more than cad the attention of our citizens to the improved con dition of our streets, upon which the city has expended, approximately, $279,500.00 since 1901; to the ex tension and near completion of our sewerage system. upon which we have expended, approximately, $127,700.00; to the new school buildings, upon which have spent, during the same period, approximately, $70,000.00; the new engine house, which cost us %I2,100.00; the new fire apparatus, which stands, us SIM, 700.00; to the alterations at the court house $4,600.00: modernizing- the city jail $12,000.00; the acquisition of Geo. Washington Park at $6,500.00; improvements to Armory Hall $5,000.00; our contribution to the Alexandria Hospital of $5.000.00; to the patrol wa on, and motorcycle for the police department at a cost of $1,700.00; to the new garage and the public tati< ns. These expenditures total $548,700.00. yet not withstanding that fact the city's liabilities exceeded its assets by only $332,300.00 on May 31, 19IS, whereas, the excess was $475,400.00 on the 81 May. 1801. a decrease of $143,100.00. If the city's real estate value were only $7,00^,000X0 and the new assessment will be in excess of this sum, we could have a debt of $1,260,000.00, and we only have one of $904,500.00. These facts alone will refute the statement ineat?titiously although apparently 'deliberately made "that Alexandria" is virtually bankrupt". But the most conclusive denial of such being a fact, is first that when a man is considered a bankrupt, or on the brink of bankruptcy bankers do not say "that his notes are as good as govern mom bonds," as was saicl by one of the unsuccessful bidders Cn ee Cincinnati, Ohio, as to the sale of the $100,000.00 bonds for $102,150.56 of our city. This weird quotation of a thing being "virtually bankrupt" finds Us most explicit denial in the reports of our j National Banks published quarterly, and whlc* are the commercial pulse of the city. The cost of operating our schools in .1901 was $13,5')0.b0, in 1918 it was $28,225.00; the cost of operating our fire department in 1901 was $6,795.52 in 1918 it was $15,727.51; for operating our police department in 1901 it was $11, i 5G.-J0, and in 1918 it was $18,433.15, all of which increase was met without raising the tax rate, it beinr el 71 net in both 1901 and 1918 Add to these our improved gas, and water plants: the new industries located amongst us; and the hearty co-operation of our citizens in the problem el housing our new citizens, and the mere enumera tion of thfst facts should be sufficient to refute the statement that our present form of government is necessarily inefficient. That improvements can, and shouhk be made in the administration of our city government; and that further improvements in f e matter of street*', sewers, and vari us other item.' are necessary will not be denied, but it is emphatically denied that a change in the preseir for of the civ-.' government is necessary to secure them. The proponents of the new form of city govern in - ?. rev greet stress upon a supposed analogy be tween their form, and the form of semi-pubiic. and i? j ie ? ? corporations. Thus the voters of the city cor respond to the stockholders in the other corporalir ns' che council of five to their board cf directors; tn city manager to their general manager. As a matter of fact no such analogy reallv exwts. In all semi-public, and private -corporations each of the board of directors is required to be a stockholder, and in practice the hoard of directors generally own, or contest a large majority of the stock. In our chy g? vernmcnt the voter is net necessarily a prop erty owner; nor does he have to own property to re Pi ??. see. in the City Council; or to qmlify him to ae. as mayor of the city. Thus it can be clearly discerned that the council of five might possibly not own a share of stock, or its equivalent, in our corporation: ami, furthermore, they would have the power r elect a non-resident as our business manager, -both of which is in direct opposition to the policy of semi public and private corporations. Great stress is also laid upon the new form of government as being an ideal 'ousin?ss plan. Any business man upon being approached by an applicant "or the position of business manager, or general manager, would first require a satisfactory guarantee from the applicant that he could at least earn his salary, usually that he could earn much more t"* an his salary. There is no provision i i the new form of government?requiring such a guarantee, nor d?- it-, proponents indicate in any prec.se way how ho could earn his salary, much less earn anything for the city. Under the present form of city government the mayor is the city's business manage-e It is his duty to see that all measures proposed are beneficial to the city as a whole. It is his duty to veto any measure which would bestow a peculiar benefit upon any individual, or upon any group or class of individual at the expense of the other citizens. It is his duty to recommend to the council such measures as he may deem beneficial to the community. It is also his. duty to enforce all ordinances. Should the citizens are the council deem it wise to have an additional business manager to co-operate more particularly wit; the council the latter has ample legal authority to ppoint aich a manager, and to define his duties, his tenure of office, and his salary. The proponents of the new form of government y>gui that 'heir plan is one more efficient than the present plan, owing to its centralizing ali pov er and responsibility: and '.I?more ;conomieal he cause it reduces the number of officers. Centralized power and responsibility is now .nr. d has ever been the arch foe of repnsentative gov ernment, Our fathers in the past, and ourselves today, have waged war against centralized power,^ and its so called efficiency, preferring representative go vei nment with its so called inefficierey. There i- no real cause why representative government should ? e inefficient?if a public servant is inefficient turn him out of office. Remove all inefficient officials; abolish all unnecessary offices; consolidate all necessary office. and insure greater efficiency where practicable; eliminate a;- unnecessary expenses; or:;anize the ent city government into an efficient business co: no ration; do the things that need doing, but, let us la*> a second thought before we sell our birthright for a mess of pottage by substituting an arbitrary o man form of government, however efficient it ma; be, for our present representative lorm. As to tin matter of economy the reduction of the council from twenty four co five saves nothing, as the mem bers of the present city council receive no salary. By imposing upon the five the voiumn of work now im posed upon twenty-four you compel the five neces sariiy each to give five times as much of his time and labor to the city's affairs as does y member of the present council?and that without compensation. That five men should be charged with the heavy respon- biJity of determining the policies of the city, and be held responsible by their fellow citizen? for the success or failure of their policies, ane should be a:* pected to assume that responsibility without hope of compensation seems unreasonable, more especial ly, as the business manager who is charged only with the duty of carrying out their policies is to be high ly paid official. The offices enumerated as a part of the new plan of city government omit a few of the present of fices, the council of five to combine these few with the offices retained under the new plan, fhe.se omit ted offices arc of the greatest importance: they are filled by some of our most efficient officers; and the idea that the city could dispense with the duties g* these officers, or have these duties performed, by others equally as well for less compensation is tin reasonable. In fact it may be stated that the original idea that the new plan of city government would result in a material saving to the city in the matter of operating cost has been practically abandoned after a closer investigation. On the other hand the - car fo'ly the new plan of government is studied the more dear does'it become that to put'it in oocratio will en- ail an increase in pur operating cost e f iV'qrn $15,000 to $20,000 per annum, thereby render: ag i. ne. essery to increase the tax rate to at least $2.iv SIGNED?A COMMITTEE OF CITIZENS OPPOSED TO THE COUNCIL MANAGER PLAN \