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By tlw Alexandria Gazette C
117 King Street, Alexanc -
?OWARD . W. SMITH, * P ??:???'? "Jt'
Treasurer :
?Jntered at the Poutofflc-.
flrla. Vlrglnfa. as Becoaft
interesting ITBUi a'
?Hon. li. Walton ,M<y>r
' resenting the Alexandria
the House of .Rep1
sends us an interesting
in the shape of a large i
book entitle*! "A Centum
ulation Growth in
States ' (1790-J900. > i''
government publication-'.
* abounds in much that
interesting; deal in.ir
? "the history of thi- cou; : >?
colonial days and the !"?>'
the present governin-i:t.
early period "Alexandra \\v
?map.'' as. is shown ;jV t:
mention of oar city in u
tions of roads and the es'.:
" of postoffices. Much u- i
? m'ation concerning mar.
customs of one hundred > ?'
in our own land is given.
v abounds in maps showr."
hereabouts in bygone yt ?.
Accompanying the pi.::'
a letter to the writer in v.
ereny- is made to the ?
bus served nearly fifty-n^
ir. the newspaper bus :>.?
Moore says:
"This is the only copy 1
publication I have been _a:.'
? tain, and it goes to you >? my j
compliments. I read the e
'a notice relative to your n :i
nectioM wt'i the Gazett?. < i: ? on
gratulate you oiv having i ?' dj
the oub'.v such fine service '.hat
way. and hope that many ; ?. uf
health and happiness r:?m:::* 'or |
' i>
I !'.S
$ Few evidences remain that '.en
weefts ago September 22. i . . in
wide strike of steel workers -.v:is
inaugurated. Stupendous s .
bave been experienced by th ? >rk
men. by the steel coin names a
the public as the result ol th ' uk ;
.put which, after one of the b . r- ]
est battles in industrial hist
ended in complete failure t'-r the
?men who began it.
The steel companies arc .? r i
.ing under the handicap of
in many men. but each p;.
sees improved conditions
Reports indicate that t
be almost 100 per cent. <
i of steel plants throui ?
Pittsburg district if tin
bad not struck just wl
plants had reached 'h
of recovery from :V ?
Among the reasons
lapse of the strike,
character of :ts I -.a. u ? -
failure to pay pi
benefits j-tanj out pv
pamphlet on syndicate
"William 7.. Foster.
urer of the National ( r
tereil the limelight so<
beginning of the sink.
? came aT subject of ev.
sion. revealing the f;i'
first time t<> thousan
and their sympathizer
nun who was nushagisi-r
t!?? walkout. With t!;s
there grew among '.h.
workmen a conviction :V:t
allowed themselves to
100* s.
The fact -that the n- ?' 1
the bulk of them h:t ! r
tion obeying the ii1.'':f"
returning tr? work as <>v
Judge Anderson in Iniii.n
becoming mure am! nu >v ; : '?
It;, is generally believed
ties have been flunko.!.
A resident of l.ynelvv
communication to a Ba!; ?
' among other things say-:
"'A few figures, taken f: v
ernment records, as show
cent meetings of strike
orators and Governrtrc.it -Is.
"might be of sopie help ir. ?
fair ami clear idea about'i
strike situation, now faster as
the unions threatened. ' ?= "'?"P
upon the comfort and life : the
(i0i course, figures do not illus- '
trate about a strike which is "call
ed off" but which does not cease.
Lewi a, the union boss, smiles with
satisfaction when questioned about
this?doubtless the unions are .well
satisfied with their handling of the
court's injunction order.Sj .
But Government' figures .show that
of $1,MOO,000,000 worth of coiil
mined in 1!>1N, the miners rcc6ivtu
j S75C0OO.OOO and the mine owners
j -ind operators some $3o0,60().0(J0, or
(about half what the miners "go^..
(rat of this had to come the tiaxCT^
Which amounted to some -SO odd
.?ent.s a tun. A very large?exceed
' g!y large?proportion of wh.-t'; the
?wners and operators got went into
& ' ?
H)n each ton of eo:il mined and
;! ? at th,. average of #2.00 at the
J .
im-. the miner got ST.50 ami t!:e
.vni i' and operator got about $1.!0,
.?.it of which came this tax of more
!ian .'!<> cents a ton, or perhaps a
i f of about sit per cent, as op
j'.'S'.'d to the miners >) .JO.
K!am? being gradual!;.' shifted
? i th-' < wner and operator an;! an
??)! rmous effort made to put rho -;
^rntor ?n bad with the public:. Me
already being blamed with a
'it nose of shifting the advance 'in
ages, whatever they are, that will
? awarded the miners (the poor
ir-.rs who get *siily si.?">() out of
'vh -$2.00 worth of eoa! now
vned) to the public, and the Gov
inment is promising to take steps.
-,i sjje that th.- owners and opera- I
"?rs swallow it. From the figures!
brve it can lie seen that from the j
t) cents that tin* owner and opera
ir. now gets, if ;i further increase j
f even 15 cents a ton only is added
> the ?1.50 the miner now gets
rri .deducted from th;- SO cents the
perator now gets, it leaves the
in?rs' demand of <>0 per cent. in
S ' in wages would be met. the
'r.-r would then get $'2.10 out of
:ih ?-.''>() or eoa! mined and the
?t:."' and operator would get 20',
A? .soon as the ratification of the
?:<?: Treaty had been defeated a
adution was offered in the Sen
e declaring the existing state -of
war between Germany and the Uni
ted. States to be at an end f - It was
referred to the "' Foreign "Relations
Committee and can be reported out
when Congress reassembles on De
. 1 "? i '
cemjber l? I
H is the j>lain duty of al|[jpatrio-|
lie. Senator ^epublicaais anjP- "Den^
carats aiij?yttf&et to^etjifri^ agree^.
upon a -jivrMU hitificutioh- fresoluf^
;ipn and, "put' it through. .If they*
;vsfuse ?oidp>t1tis. (it is unthinkable,
ih'at- they "should')' the first; 'logical
.step to take would be the passage
the resolution proclaiming peace.
Having thus cut ourselves loose
.-'rem association with evjry friendly
-.iitirn, the next logical step would
to' im pi oft the favor of our en
?my. N
TIk Treaty cf Versailles is one of
delation. Bui when it came to a
i :.!y between Washington ^nd
li. it would be one of humilia
i. n on our part and of defiance on
he r.art of Germany. /
With the United States out of the
v <if Nations, Germany would
little to fear. Sue would
he. have attained what she un
?.uc.e.-s fully tried to accomplish
h'rougfoout1 the war?separate the;
'nit'. 1 States from France and
?^n land. She would move ahead
\s if nothing had happened; with a
necr on her lips and hatred in her
icart. .She would hold the whip
:..nd!e. ''Make a treaty with us?"
h- would say to the United States.
?Why, of course? if you will come
o H?rlin and beg hard enough. But
ast remember one thing?the boot
t i: the other leg now. We will do
vhatever dictating there is to be
How does a yn.- hundred per cent
\7Mvr:can like the picture of Uncle
crawling before Germany on
hands and knees?
An.! having rejected the Treaty,
nd hiving deserted our allies, and
iving made terms with Germany,
i# next step very naturally would
e to seek the good will of Lenine
:.;! Trotzky and Red Russia.
Henry R. (Guy) Wood '
Roof, Tin, Stove and Furnace Dr.
Radiators repaired, guttering and
spouting, tin roofs painted.
lOi) Prince Street
j Alexandria Fertilizer & Chemical Co.
Manufacturers and Imp art ers
11 Fertilizers and Fertilizer Materials
i j Factory and Office Alexandria, Virginia.
!i if. .the - Senate - really contemplates
severing: alT ties^ and' starting* the
natron 'oft 'oh" 'its own- hook i'nd ? in
its own .selfish ways, let it go the
'whole hog while.it is about it?kick
our friends out of doors and invite
,qur enemies . to enter.?(Philadel-,
?pbia^.'^Oifer.^i :
f' Wt- - " iii:' 't'
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'?? '{>.1" (Communicated* <{ " ?
In daily commuting between Alex
andria and Washington on our electric
inter-urban railway line, the Wash
ington-Virginia Railway Co., 1 have
noticed, besides our regular daily mis
haps, a very disgi^sting, and unsani
tary habit, a great number of fellow
men commuters are subject to. There
is, as I am sure everyone knows, two
;ars to every train on this line. A
front car or motor, where ladies are
supposed lo ride and also a back car
or trailer which is supposed to be
used as a smoker, but which is fre
quently used by ladies seeking seats,
chat "are not' available in the front
Upon being seated in either car the
first thing to attract the attention of
the passenger is a notice printed in
large letters and hung directly in the
front of each. This notice gives an
exact copy of the law of Virginia and
..District of Columbia regarding ex
pectorating in cars. Now, my object
iiif writing this' .Ietter is to publiciy
<ask why these laws are not enforced
iliy the conductors of each train?
'. The cars carrying people to and
from work in the early morning and
?'eveniiig and I want to say here es
pecially those leaving for Washington
in the early morning are disgracefully
unclean .from the above mentioned
hahrit and is, I think, an insult to a
person's decency to be compelled to
ride in such. Men chewing and smok
ing tobacco, and in many case tobacco
not necessarily being the cause, deli
berately spit upon the floor to such
an extent that it is sickening to my
self, a man, to sit in the same seat
after them.
I have often wondered what effect
it has upon a lady who dosen't ne
cessarily have to ride in thvssmokcr
to be bothered by such but generally
finds it in the front car. 1, myself,
have sat in the front car and watch;:';
a gentleman, no?I mean a man. ul
ting in- the^^^Vseat with a lady and
concinuousIj^Blwing tobacco and ex
pectorating on the floor. TlfiS* dis
graceful condition in the cars caused
by the negligence of those whose pow
er is to enforce laws governing such
and by those who are constantly
breaking them because they have no
respect for womanhood and decency
needs to have the prompt attention of
the railway officials who should try
to abolish such for the sake of at least
R. J. Addie.
Wihile Americans are a race of
meat eaters they us* very little lamb.
The average per capita consumption
of these meats combined in the United
. *} H * ^ * - *
States is only 5 pounds-':; ptr..year'
! against 7 pounds of. ve?l, pounds
i of beef and 71 pounds of'pprk.
lever, the consumers^ are^segregated..
Instead 'of & wid?ap^-ajj; yonoivi ? us;-.,
t f lamb, \ve fcaye?
j citing mdi <? ?T;'fcrK
' dt.c;' ?:> cn^UL,,w^
' ;N- i' Tl.c ..X. .Lj.vV'' ;oi.
1 c -t i'1" r t -Inn' ; i unii
? - . * t '? ? ' ' *
ington contains about one fourth of
the people in" the United States, yet
:wrw r? . , I *\ \7 ? * ? * ??? i * ;
"over ?ts market counters passes por- -
haps seventy-five per cent of the lamb
sold in America.
The Southerner orders beef twelve
times to lamb once. Quite often the
city demand for lamb is of such small
volume as to discoui-age the retailer
carrying the meat at all. Such a con
dition still further inhibits demand,
for if a customer is disappointed in
not _getting the meat when wanted,
he soon forgets it altogether. Conse
quently a new generation has grown
up in this country that does not know
lam I). There, are a few. cases where lo
cal butchrijia -Hark; stimulated a small
unccrU^ - jlemttijd-into, cue of con
siderable- >; tyr^PPrtrqnsj i't. Wholesale
houses iu .eerta5n'<iit]C$: hjBfte doubled
thoir: sates in one;Jyear';djTecSjng their
^'?tfenvion to, Ta^bsii:" ?1 ?,
;:"r ' ??:.* ^ ~v;' --
; ; x) VK^rj?ae,\ e
?A *?: r * '???*<
n^n vil.'.e, <? ;? pK~-Over
r.y'yi'z-MQfy.\tovefc' ?^Ki?hom*
i roUsu'-bv'.oal police
Fa ? been
In 01de
Ci g'arette Tobacco1
Vas bom
"There was cne young woman, Grace Sher~
, wood by name, who was accused by the Council
of u^ing tobacco to practise witchcraft and thoi
black arts. Having been tried by ?i jury of
aged hags, she was found guilty of an id chargri
and condemned to be cast from Nansemond
Bluff into the turbulent waters of the James,
from which she miraculously escaped by
swimming." ?Life in Early Virginia.
Virginia-Carolina tobacco is
mellowed hy sunshine
That homely Southern phrase ? "ripened
on the hill"?telis how golden Virginia-Carolina
tobacco gets its rich mellowness.
it means that Virginia-Carolina tobacco is
allowed to ripen thoroughly bac-rs cutting.
If voir want 'ALL of 'cha> r;ch mellowness
?that siin-riDened V it gin ia- Car ol i na flavor
don't smoke it mined with, other tobaccos;
Smoke it straight.
Ir^itjCi'.TiCiit cil I ? V^iTc^i il ? Oct ?>??-< - ' '"J
will Show you the difference.
sfi <*< r
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The Virginia ~ Carolina Cig&z
NOTE~In England, where Virginia-Carolina tobacco
has the prcfcrcncc, a smoker pays as much for it
as for the best Turkish tobacco. Because over there
both kind? of tobacco p^y the same Import .duty.
;But in this country VitTjinia-'Carblin^ tobacco costs
you less than Tjirlrish tobacfo because it is grown in
this country and, unlike ford^u-grown tobaccoa,
carries no Import duty.
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