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ALEXANDRIA'S SEA FOOD MARKET Wholesale (ivd Retail Dealers hi Fish Oysters, and. Other Produets of Potomac River and Chespeake Hay ?Pat fee if: and Shippers on fiiy Scale. With a world of seafood at its door, Alexandria ha.s not made the strides it should have as a market and ship ping point for fish, oysters and clams, but it is retrieving much of its lost gj-ound since the establishment in June of last year of the Alexandria Sea Food Market of which Mr. Step hen Davis is proprietor and manager. | The market which is located at 113 North Royal Street is conducted aion?: j the most modern and sanitary lines, and it is building up a reoutation for quality and accommodation which is not alone confined to Alexandria but which extends to niur.y section? of the country to which it makes shipments i by rail and water. I Expert shuckers of oysters arp em-1 ploypd, and the market sells nothing 1 but its own shucked oysters, while 1 in the shad season it catches its own i fish of that tribe. Oysters and fish arc shipped anywhere in the country and it supplies a demand which is growing. In season the market specializes in virions and last year had as mV>y\as 5,000 on hand at one time. Mr. Davis has been enrraged in the seafood business practically all of his life. He is building up a business which is of thf> utmost importance to Alexandria, and which will add to the advertisrnent of the city all over the country. He has complete equip ment including one large oyster boat and four fishing boats, and in season his payroll is an important factor on the waterfront. Progressive, public spirited and ag gressive Mr. Davis is a valuable citi zen for AlexantJ/ifc DUBORG ' Furniture Dealers, Cabinet?Makers, Operating Repair Department? Boosters for Alexandria and a Pro gress! oe Rutin ess House A firm that is anxious to see Alex- j andria go forward and which has es tablished a business which is becom ing of considerable consequences is. that of Duborg, furniture dealers *\nd cabinet makers of 102 Noi-th rayette Street, Alexandria. Although established only a year , and a half the firm has built up an j extensive business, buying and selling f second-hand furniture and house fur- 1 nishings. It operates a modern and up-to- : date repair department which has a ; large patronage. Expert cabinet j makers are employed, and it makes J a specialty of silvering mirrors as well as all kinds of furniture work, including varnishings etc. A complete line of second hand j furniture is always on hand, and ; highest cash prices are paid for fur- j niture. Mr. P. Duburg, the present head I of the firm, has resided in Alexandria eight years and is well known in ihe ; city. He is one of Alexandria's most j consistent boosters, and is anxious to ( see the community go forward and ; develop into the commerce it should. j FLEISCHM ANN'S DELICATESSEN Food Products of Most Delightful and Time Saving Character and Prov ided at This Model Store Where j Cleanliness and Sanitation Arc Cow pan ion Virt ues. Cooked foods of all sorts, pickles, relishes, dainties, and sweets of all kinds make the delicatessen store a j rich source of supply for all sorts of occasions, and an institution upon which instant call can be made for almost any edible. One of the cleanest and most sani tary establishments in Alexandria is | Fleischmann's Delicatessen where all j varieties of prepared foods, canned > goods, candies, preserves, sweets, and in fact a general line for the house-j wife's needs, are to be found. The i store is tastefully arranged and most j inviting and attractive in its every: appointment, and the stock is lar^o, , varied and of the highest quality. In addition to the food specialties ! handled at Fleischmann's there are | also cicars, cigarettes, tobaccos and . all kinds of smokers' articles, showing that while special attention is given to women's needs the requirements of j men have not been overlooked. Much of the delicatessen that graces j the attractive counters and clean glass disolay cases of this shop is i nuide right in the establishment of the nurest and frankest ingredients, the best cuts of meat and with the finest sauces. All the work is done under the nersonal direction of either Mrs. II. M. Fleischmann, owner, or of Mr. IT. F. Fleischmann, manager of the place. The business was es tablished four years ago. Mrs. Fleischmann has been a resident of Alexandria 4 years and Mr Fleisch mann for 25 years. Mr. Fleischmann was formerly with the Raleigh hotel in "Washington. Both are good, progressive busi ness people and public snirited citi zens and town boosters. Mr. Fleisch mann is an Elk and personally is a popular man. DICKERSON'S GARAGE Exclusive Agents for Reo With Ex tensive Territory in Northern Vir ginia?also Sales for Peerless Cars Handle Complete Line of Accesso ries and Does Expert Automobile Repairing A man mav sell an automobile but it is more likelv that most automo bile sales are due to the character and standing of the agency that hand les the car for a nrosoective nur rhaser is exceedingly interested in knowing whether or not he can reply on statements made by a salesmen. Thus Dick^rson's paraee at, 111-17 South P?tt Street. Alexandria holds an enviable record for reliability and 'confidence and thai is the reason its ' sales of cars last year broke many , records in this section. The garage has the exclusive agen cy for the Keo cars in the territory composed of Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and the city of Alexandria. Last year It sold ap proximately forty new cars and more than half a hundred used machines. In addition to its sales agency, the garage operates pn up-to-date re pair department which is perhaps the best equipped in the city. Expert mechanics are employed, and work is done on every make of ear with i repairs on the Peerless and Reo a specialty. It has a large pavronage and owes ! it to its efforts to give every motorist a square deal. i Mr. .J. ?/I. Dicker son. ^-operietor of the garage, is one of Alexandria's best known and most prominent citi- j zens. He is an ardent advocate of good road?, especially the highway to j Fairfar Court House and can always be counted on to boost any prooosi-! tion for the good of (Tie city. He owns a large farm on the Little River Turn-, pike, thi-ee miles from Alexandria. It is known as the Tridelphia Farm ar.d is one of the best in this section. HUNTING AND FISHING The River and surrounding- coun try within reach of Alexandria, arc indeed a happy hunting ground, for the lover of outdoor sports. The magnificent Potomac, provides an1 uneoualed opportunity for the lover of boating of all kinds. The beauty1 of the river is known the world over. In its waters there abound the game i fish of all the world, the black bass, i the pickerel, the crappie, and the fresh water trout. It is not uncom mon for an angler to take the limit of twenty five bass in on day's fishing and among- them are some of the big fellows that we love to tell about during the long winter months when the rod and reel are covered with dust and the boat is hauled up on shore. When November first rolls around it is a common sight to see Alexan drians faring forth with gun and dog to enjoy the fine sport afforded by the gamey quail, whose drum beat, says Grantland Rice, is the call to every red blooded man to match his wits and skill. Rabbits are plentiful and we have in our marshes excel-1 lent Sora shooting during the early fall months. But men, the best is yet to come. When the northwester strikes down in the fall and the ice begins to form in the still places, we get out the old gun and boots and, nowhere on this great land is the canvas back, red head and Mallard, to be found in greater numbers than on the broad breast of the Potomac and in the small tributary streams. Within a half mile of the city these birds are in sight from early fall to late spring. It is a sport to thrill the most wearied nerves and to make the blood warm even in the face of an icy blast. I have yet to see the man who does not get excited when the big fellows set their wings and roar into the decoys, with big white breast ex posed and gracflul wings, dipping lower and lower as they get within the range. The R. F. & P. Railroad skirts the river for about fifty miles, and p'aces remote distances within easy "each for a day's shooting. For the ?n;n who lives in Alexandria and I'- the desire to get away from the '/fice or shop and live again, if onlv for a day, with the great mother of us all and to feel the free abandon of a child, for whiA we all long, the Old Dominion furnishes the best and most varied opportunity. W. S. Siwjc SWAN BROTHERS Proprietors of Alexandria's Leading \ Department Stores Hare Model' ./??.<ihiess Place, Fully Equipped and Completely Stocked; Many Money Saving Articles Here. That the people of Alexandria can save money by doing their purchasing in Alexandria, rather than going to Washington or any other city is daily proved to their satisfaction at the de partment store of Swan Brothers. This model business house, at the corner of King_and Pitt Sts., is one of the most popular and most largely patronized of all of Alexandria's stores, and it well merits the reputa tion it holds as Alexandria's leadin? department store. The business was established by Swan Brothers 21 years ago, when they became successors to the late John R. Chapman, then at 424 King street. Swan Brothers started busi ness in a modest way and with small capital they were possessed of enter prise, energy and determination to succeed, together with a business abil ity that made their success an assured fact from the start. The splendid business policy which j they adopted early in their careers as merchandisers stood them in good stead and won many friends and pat rons for them who have struck by them through the years. This policy has meant at all times the mainte nance of one price to all, first qualitv merchandise in all departments, prompt and attentive service in the j store on the part of all employes, and courtesy and a willingness to be of as I sistance in every possible manner to j customers. I After about ten years at the old j Chapman site Swan Brothers moved (across the street to their present lo cation which they leased for a lonjr | time. Assured of long use of the j building for their business they made I such expenditures in putting in a | new front which 'affords handsome ! display windows. These are alwavs j attractively dressed by the most skill i ed window artists and a fine index i to the quality and character of the | goods in stock is presented to passers by, who sooner or later become visi tors and customers. Since being on the present site Swan Brothers have greatly enlarged the store by the addition of a large build i ing next door, which is now used as ] the men's store on the first floor, and ;for women's suits 2nd coats on the ! second. The guarantee of absolute satisfaction or a return of money ex pended makes many friends for this business and gives them a confidence in a business that has confidence in itself and its goods. Prior to coming to Alexandria Mr. W. E. Swan, senior member of the firm war. in the dry goods business in Washington. Mr C. D. Swan, jun ior partner, was associated with Woodward and Lothrop in Washing ton for nine years and with John Wanamaker, at the New York store j for two years. Today Swan Brothers ?njoy not only the greater part of the dry good* business of Alexandria but a profi table businesr in the surrounding ter ritory and a mail order business as well. Mdssrs. W. E. Swan and C. B.Swan were born in Waynesboro. Va. They are sons of an eminent Confederate veteran, whom like his sons, is well known and popular The elder Mr. Swan lives in Washington but is a frequent visitor in Alexandria and many there are who enjoy hearing hb stories of the war. Swan Brother? are progressive, public spirited citizens and are advo cates of all movements that ten.i to advance the best interests of the city country. Where, in a comparatively recent | geological age, there was a lake that ; coyered 8,-100 square miles, there now remains, in no'rthwestern Nevada, n j small body of water known as Pvra- j mid Lake. A water-cooled Diesel engine of ra dial cylinder type has recently been designed in Italy. Alexandria High School See Us Before Signing Contracts Wholesale and Retail Dealers in We Sell Nothing But Our Own Shucked Oysters Shucked at the House Daily WE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL WATERMELONS IN SEASON We Own Our Own Boats for Transporting Melons and Sea Foods A Trial Will Convince You We Ship Anywhere 113 N. Royal St, Alexandria, Va. Phone 198 STEPHEN DAVIS, Proprietor Prompt Attention Given to all Orders