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Alexandria gazette. [volume] (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, October 21, 1919, Image 2

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Except Sunday
By the Alexandria Gazette Corporation
117 King Street, Alexandria, Va.
~i~ i_ , ?
HOWARD W. 'SMITH, President and
j Treasurer
WILpIAMW SMOjtyr .. .VHw-PrMlaent
Bntered at the Poatofflce at Alexan
dria, Virginia, aa aecond claaa matter
Eteewhcrt, ir> the Gazette will be
found Rear Admiral Earless obser
vations concerning demands for
housing which will, in the near fu
ture; be made upon Alexandria. This
'officer also refers to present condi
tions in this city which are incon
veniencing many workmen now em
ployed in preparing the torpedo
plant recently erected in this 'city
for operations. The Rcr.r Admiral
Yefeys not only to the scarcity of
suitable .homes in this city, but also
to the high rents at present pre
vailing. iHis cJbjitt is, of course, to
stimulate building here, and he fol
lows;, lines several times presented
by the Gazette1 during the past few
weclfs. We have long since sounded
the Jalarm and the Rear Admiral
calls attention to the fact that the
time1 is at hand when some move
ment should bt. made to meet the
demands that are sure to lie made
upon us.
During the past year the people
of Alexandria have watched with
interest the erection of the tor-;
pedo plant in our city. We have' re
joiced to see it rise, knowing that
'it means a large increase in the
population of our city. It has
brought many things to our minds
reminiscences of long ago. When.
:the retrocession fever ragiM ir
Alexandria in the early forties, air.1
a majority ?:?? our citizens wev
urging the return of Alexandria t
the state of Virginia, it was urgc?'
that not a single government build
ling -bad been erecteVl on the south
side of the Potomac river although
Alexandria was then a part of the
District of Columbia. The govern*
mcnt at this time, notwithstanding
the act that our city is no longer
a part of the District of Columbia
has erectetl a nlant which means
much for our old town. Coming a?
it dfid in the wake of the plant of
the Virginia Shipbuilding Corpora
tion'. .we realized that blessings of
ten comt. in u .dual form, and Alex
andria. long "seeming to be neglect
ed. ? immediately took its proper
?plaue upon the mia>p of thu coun
AY,e give and take in this world
and! we must not suppose that bles
sinjj^ are to be showered upon ur
while we sit passively and act the
part of receivers only. We shoub'
appreciate our blessings and per
forifi our resnective parts is no'
only welcoming but making suita
ble j preparations to receive new
citizen who will soon be knockiM).1
at our doors. We earnestly hop:
all will realize the importance of
taking due'notice ami acting ac
Tin1 murder yesterday of a young
colored woman near Warwick sta
tion 01; the electric railway, a short
distance south of Alexandria, has
caused tern r to the residents of
that section of Fairfax county: The
woman was shot to death by a ne
gro who made his escape. The au
thorities of Fairfax county were
immediate!*' notified, as we're also
those of Alexandria and Washing
While the operations of footpad?
in this vicinity are becoming more
active all the time, this is the first
murder which has been reported.
Three different holdups occurre'
in West End last Saturday night, it
is reported. Highway robberies
have taken place in our streets, in
one instance, in broad-day light. A
number of persons have been ac
costed at flight ir different place?
in the city and relieved of money,
watches, etc. In virtually all cases
the highwaymen are said to be ne
groes. It has become" dangerous
for people to go* alone on some of
rhe roads leading out of Alexandria
Half a century ago the road be
twem Alexandria and Washington
wai infested by highwaymen, and
many robberies performed at the
?points of pistols were reported to
thev police at that time. It seems
that 5 'conditions at present are
equally as serious, as persons are
being held up and robbed within
the -sha^-w- ok-the Capitol .of ..the
United States.
It has been suggested that some
white men blacken their faces' be
fore playing the part of footpads,
rrr order to make it appear that ne
jrroe's conVmit crimes.
ycung negro mian Was before
the Police Court yeste'riTay morn-,
tug to answer the charge of carry
ing a pistol. He had been arrested
Saturday night, awd his ^ employer
left $100 as collateral for' his' ap
pearance. At the trial the darkey
stated that he walked oveV the road
from Gum Springs to this city on a
business errand, and carried the
ipistol for protection, not knowmg
io.t what time he .would be jtoppe^
:iiv a highwayman. A minister of,
tbcJ gosped testified that the^egxo
wias not a lawbreaker, hut a well
!exposed man. His employer testi
fied to this. The accused said he
'was never arrested before m his
life. i " . ? . ,,
? His emplover who had advanced
the money in order that the darkey
\-vi?d he liberated askeW- that, the
Icoin t deal leniently with the defend
:r.t who had made a mistake in en
tering t'he'eity ? with the pistol on
his person. The maximum fine "is
S10U. and the minimum $20. He was
^?ccsscd the latter figures in order
that the dignity of the law nnght be,
sai stained.
the appeal of THE Jfcws
The present, movement of the
lows for aid for their distressed
! uthren in the old world is not the
traditional -methoU of Israelites in
?talking appeals for funds for cluu
itable objects. Usually they ap
ne^l onlv to their own people ,m
-?o11e of the fact that their gener
>us response to all calls .foi ai<
fro in hon-Jewish sources would ien-.
Vfc them to ask support from -the,,
?..Mole public for,their otfn ehrtj
ties. As a?rule, however,^hey do
net. do this. ,.
As a contemporary puts it. ,tn<
"lthccmi'ng campaign is- one of
r.h large scope that it cannot suc
fillly be wagfd by the -Tew*
bve. The Jews of .Europe have
c-n the greatest suffeh-ers from.
i,e war, Millions of them are in
i "? tress through no fault of their
?v, !i? hundreds of thousands of
i, 'ni will starve1 to death unless
?\<t sums o'f money are ra sed m
Vis countrv. The problem is ?;:t
*%rimarilv a Jewish problem. U i*
? the Times says, a world problem
?nocsed by the world war. It ?*
Mia question Of humanity. he
facts are so',plain that it. can hardly
bo doubted that non-Jews will l.'
nond to this appeal as irenerons \
v the Jew* themselves have r:s
, ndul to g? neral philanthropic ap
ials in lite past." ;
William Waldorf Astor was a
k agreeable man. lie was auto
s-aic and arbitrary to such a ?e
that he missed his proper
rhere by not having been born
? veral centuries earlier. Grandson
f ;5 poor German who came to this
o.irlry and amassed a fortunL> in
>._* fur trade, son of a rather agr^e
i,le person who invested heavily m
Tew York real estate which has
very valuable. William Wal
?rf Astor felt that lie was entitled
.. his weVilth to a distinction he
aid not achieve in this country
ml transferred his citizenship tf
Mr. Harry Beasley, of Elm wood
? arm. near Annandale, Va., has been
>ip'y.in<r many Alexandria patrons
?;'h" fire-wood. The undersigned have
e.mcht Mr. Beasleys farm and are
,0w living there and ready to con
'r.iie business with Mr. Beasleys
?tfiv.er customers.
We beg to state that all wood de
vered by us will be cut from the
a me timber as that supplied by Mr.
^Qasley. Satisfaction and prompt de
ivery are guaranteed all who favor
?s with their orders.
Please notify us bv telephone (Falls
'horch 13SF2-1) or by mail (at the
?dress given below) as to the length
nd the number of loads desired.
jm'.vood Farm, Fairfax. A a., Route 2
'41-!2p. , v
Good Printing
Harry m Wade
Member of
United Typothetae of America i
Association of Mwltr Printers
ill ivy IbU.
toTelk-v.- it, ? ad pre <??" 1
ort>afi!e. .
good wanning application of
It v. ill u;rpii.q you fcotf
QuiW.ly iCpoiu:tir.i:C3 u< :.hc .<?\ii
of the trouble. rHieviii,; con
gestion and$orencss.
li i3:ii:o .in rci'.v
edy for Croup, and can l*c use/1
ficcly without /CEggoEe5Ksa>
irritating _ or
torsnromincnd ^^^^luuiuima
it. ><jix?U. deal** > \ \||j 3'
'?i'5 ::<H1 it." 25c.
and 50c. jar*. ti^RS
Goose Grease Co.
The Store of Grvaler Service'
I'd tiernsj. Cloths, $2.98
72?in. mercerized pattern
ths in round designs. A ?'ery
ecial offer for this sale.
S2..">0 Bridge Sets, .Sl.S'S
1!ridge sets, con.-si*tiny ef W
. scalloped cloth and four
,iHoped napkins, to match.
AiI-!:non ir:;
It rn cloths also
for tomorrow.
$2.50 Damask $2.00
Irish yarn mercerized tui?!e
damask. the nearest i&rbstilute
f. l- linen, Five choice patterns.
.Sii Napkins. sf>
>h mercerized nap
! designs. Specially
? v
Half and whole Neolin Soles. Good i
year rubber heels, wooden heelB of
all kinds, i
,1201 KING STREET |i;
Automobile Repairntg-*-1
At Mini mufti Rates, 'Satisfaction*
Great Britain, where* he dees npt !
, * * f ? ? . f i j ' s
seem to h'ave been much happier f
than at home. In time his wealth ;
secured him a peerage, but little of 1
that recognition which he craved, j
He took small part) in, ^ public af-j
fairs. " ;v"<r'-, . .j
'** i ' ? * i, *>1. <
Unless, it was Stephen; Qirard,
vorking for the good of mankind.
Much of the A?tor wealth will go j
into British coffers at a time it is ?
imch needed. Tim. so called ''deatjttf
duties'' in England cover properWl
izf?N?' 00 i
i Iwj; Ytvill h'p.a cimfqftabld's ii$i !
d?l; to a" trwisiajr l&a$ ivac-<ti
possible enrfchnr^nt?"'' '' j
The late Mr. Astor was a man of !
jiiUlligience. but in hi*. self Imjfo^iJd.i
txile hiv- fcund little^ reaf' content- i
nun?. . y.ht" .wealth/-which c<jme< to,
nc jle is worth wifile only as it is'
administered as .a-stewardship... -and
'hi p.- is nothing in this country
which -Mr. Astor has dune which
v ill dgrrvfi'tp l?/otii hl&r \memory
gflri.n. i;Tnj. 1 rri- llio i ditfere'efc from
:i:: i.v others of cur countrymen who
h'ave expended ^h^ ^fo^tunes they
?' -Vt iCi,.._,
where wealth was'forever
?i : :lved. wi rshipped and held in
ta,:i for future ? gi nevat ions.?-f J'hil
avilnhia Inquirer.
? - ' 1 ? l '
!?'? KiC?One ' choice $50M.(i.(Ji JofV ' hi
){: . emont. Register .today -if,possU
Me. Books close Monday. Octo
20th, at 1 p. m.
F. C. Good
King street.
For Women Who Want "Different" Apparel
One little peep at
these beautiful suits and
coats and your dreams
of "Fashion's Garden of
Fascinating Styledom"
will be realized. It would
be an injustice to these
lovely garments of rich
and rare beauty to at
tempt to more than hint
at their charm here.
You must see them to
really appreciate them.
The dresses are of tri
colette, tricotine, satin,
georgette, serge, velour
and broadcloth.
The styles of the coats
are novel, beautiful and
varied?and above all
practical. They're made
of bolivia, peach bloom,
suede cloth, silvertone,
tricotine, vejour and
22 in. hi?,h
Shade 16 in. diam.
Antique Bronze
524 King Street Alexandria, Ya
Phone 193
Worthy of- a proud place in any home, this handsome MilU-r
Library Lamp is yet moderately priced.
f ' . ' f *
Qnly the combined buying of. larfce public service corpora
has made this price possible, by lessening the cost of manufactn.p
.This; is an unusual opportunity to own and enjoy one of tUw
' stately, refined, distinctive lamps at this price.
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