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C. PONNET & CO.
Florist and Plant Growers; Producers and Distributors of Nursery Stock of All Kinds; Designs Made in Many Varieties For All Occasions; Large Greenhouses Maintained . "Say it with Flowers" is a phrase that has come, within recent years to have a world of significance. There is no occasion, anniversary or event for which there is not some appropriate flowers or floral design that will adequately and emphatically carry thj message the sender intends to convey. And in saying it with flowers, the message reaches the heart of the recipent through the finer senses of perception and feeling. The florist, grower of flowers and other plants of various description who has good taste and discrimina ting judgement, can prepare his de signs in such manner 'as to convey the exact shade of meaning to fit the occasion. In Alexandria a foremost member of this craft is Mr- C. Ponr.et, who is head of the company bearing his name and whose store in this city is sit uated at 921 King street. In addition to this store, where there is always a magnificient display of the pro ducts of the greenhouses of C. Ponnet <?: Co., there are maintained in Wash ington stands at 69 B street and Cen ter Market. The greenhouses are located with offices at 2012 Duke street. Here nursery stock of all kinds and a great variety of flowers are grown at all seasons of the year. The green houses are modern in every detail of equipment and the products are of the sturdy type. From six to eight help ers are given employment in this busi ness. which has grown steadily in popularity and volume during the five years of its existence. Special designs are made by skilled hands for all oc cassions. The store is owned by Mr. Ponnet and one big truck and one wagon are maintained for delivery service. Mr. Ponnet has lived in Alexandria about forty years and is one of the I leading citizens. He is a progressive 1 enterprising business man of broad vision and great public spirit and is an advocate of all things beneficial to Alexandria as a whole. He is amog the supporters of the "Whice Way" movement. R. C. Acton & Son Jewelers of Alexandria for Three Quarters of a Centura?Curry Com plete Line of High Class Jewelry, Precious .Stones, .Etc.,?One. of Handsomest Stores in The City. Reliable jewelery; nothing but the best That lias been the motto since its establishment back in 185-1 of the jewelery firm of Acton, now known as R C. Acton & Son, one of the oldest and best known commercial houses in the city. And it known for the length of time it has been in existence but more especially for its reliability and ser vice. [ Everything in the store is first-class ? in quality, and as jewelers and silver smiths tne firm?lather and sons? have served the people of this city in manner that has reflected the hignest credit on their ideas of merchandising as well as on their personal integrity. The store, which is attractively arranged along modern plans, is one of the handsomest jewelery estab lishments in Northern Virginia. The I stock includes, watches, clocks, cut j glass, chiriaware hand painted, dia j monus and other precious stones, i Homes & Edwards silver plate, Fair j fax design sterling silverware, being | a "specialty as is also Stouri'ers hand I decorated china. The present members of the firm j are Messrs K. E. Acton and Courtney j Acton, two of the well known business men of the city and progressive pub Tic spirited citizens. They are mem ! bers of the Chamber of Commerce, are affiliated with the Elks and Masons. THE IDEAL SHOE REPAIRING COMPANY Modern Electrically Operated Much , inery, Capacity 1000 Pairs, Nearly ?100 Pairs Repaired Weekly 1 ?? Lengthening the life of shoes is j the aim of one of Alexandria's most j modernly equipped business estaolish : ments?that of the Ideal Shoe Repair ing Company at 1201 King street. This busines established three years ago is possessed of such equipment as the cobbler known to song and story never dreamed. Electrically driven machinery which operates the tools of the shoemaker's craft at a speed and with an accuracy and efficiency that has been made pos sible only by the advance of science and invention is possessed in the Ideal shop. Four expert shoe repair men are employed under the direction of the proprietors of the business,? Messrs. William B. Snyder and Har vey L. Ticer?and each job turned out, however quickly, carries with it a guarantee of satisfaction to the patron. The leathers and other materials, j including rubber heels and sole.-, the pegs the cords, etc., are all of the I highest quality and arc possessed of a durability that assures long wearing land serviceable qualities in each com pleted job. With the machinery at hand repair jobs can be turned out in surprisingly short time- The average 'output in these dull times of the shop is o50 pairs of shoes a week, although the plant has a capacity of 1000 of pa i rs. Mr. Harvey L Ticer is a member of the Red Men, the Junior Order of Am erican Mechanics, and is a native of Alexandria. M. William B. Snyder, joint owner of the Ideal shop with Mr. Ticer, also is a well known and popular citizen. The combination made by these two progressive business men is one which means much to the advancement of King street as a business center. Both are ardent advocates of the projected "white way" and are enthusiastic sup porters of various other movements looking to the general progress and general welfare of the community. ONE VALUE OF DIET j One of the most important as j pects of proper diet during illness j concerns the ability to regulate con j stipation almost entirely by the kind I of food and the time at which it is | taken. Constipation is especially stubborn in sickness since the patient is deprived of his usual exercise and varity of food, and it is one of the first thing's the attendant must watch and guard against. As far as possible the bowel a should be regulated by diet. Laxa tive foods include most vegetables with a large amount of fibre, coarse cereals and fiour, oils and fats and most fruits and fruit juices. lTn for tunately many laxative foods are difficult for sick persons to digest j and must therefore be used with ! caution. A glass of hoy or cold water or orange juice an hour before break fast may be helpful, and at bedtimes hot lemonade, oranges, prunes, figs or other fruit if allowed will usually have a good effect It is essential for patients to drink water freely, just as it is for well j persons, and it should be given lib% I erally between meals and also be | twen liquid nourishments. Persons ? inexperienced in the care of the sick ' frequently make the mistake of ; bringing water only when the pa | tient asks for it instead of giving it i at regular intervals just as nourish-1 ' went is given. When water is drunk j | with food, care should be taken to | i see that the food is chewed thor- j ? eaghly before being swallowed in- J j stead of being washed down with the i water. Many acute illnesses begin with 1 1 fever, headache, sore throat, and specially among children, with voni- j it ing. diarrhoa and other digestive i disturbances. In such cases all food, should be withheld until the doctor' comes, but boiled water, either hot j or cold, should be given freely. Ef- j forts to tempt the appetite at such | a time are mistaken; few people are j injured and man benefited by omit ting food even for 21 hours at the ; beginning of an acute illness, and i with few exceptions a doctor can be found in a shorter time than this and j can then prescribe the kind of diet1 the patient should have. In normal times thirty-two steam-1 ers a week leave Cuba for the United j States. RICHARD L. RUFFNER Prominent Real Estate and Insur ance .via21 of Alexandria?One of the ( ?ty s .vlost Aggressive Boosters-f Frominent m Business Organiza tions Alexandria has many wide-awake aggressive citizens who are putting the ,'ity on the map in thoir respective fields of doing all of his part. Mr. Ruffner established a real es tate and insurance agen;y at No. ?'IS King Street three years ago, and has built up an extensive clientile through energetic ideas, public consid eration. and a sincere desire to be of service to his community. Specializing in real estate in Alex andria, in suburban property, and thai iii Washington and District of Col umbia, Mr. Ruffner finds '-usiness ex ceptionally good considering condit ions in the business and financial world, and considers it a good omen that Alexandria is on the road to prosperity. Mr. Ruffner represents some of the world's strongest fire insurance com panies, and handles all kinds of liabil ity Ilis listings of real estate in R. C. ACTON & SOUS Jewelers and Silversmiths Alexandria, Va. Agents For Grucn Watches | elude f=;>me of the choicest residential and business properties in Alexandria Lii.i vicinity Mr. Ruffr.er is prominent in busi ness and civic organizations, being act ively connected with Alexandria Real Estate Board, Alexandria Insurance ;Underwriters, State and National Real ; Estate Boards, the Chamber ut Com mercc-, and the Kiwanis Club, also he is prominent Mason. The future of Alexandria is safe if irs citizens pull together and work for the good of the community declares Mr. RulTner. The distance from which eagles spy their prey is almost incredible. Stoner & Fitzgerald Wholesale Foreign & Domestic Fruits & Produce "Bananas a Specialty" Fancy Fruit House 112 S. Fairfax St., Near kin# Phone 726 T. G. STONER, Manager Washington House, 933 B St., N. W. /Oh High Grade Investment Bonds For a Bigger, Better, Busier Alexandria :.r;-y. u . f. * \ 'rr:% . : : Deposits Received Sufajeci to Check. 3 Per Cent, paid on Savings Deposits, Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent, Letters of Credit and Travelers Express Cheques. First Mortgages on Real Estate Aiming lo Promote Progress, Aid En terprise and Safely De velop Credit This is Pre-Eminently an Upbuilding Bank and an Account Here is "Doing Your Bit" to Help Alexandria First Modern Bank Built in Alexandria ci Bank Invites T "Service thai. Serves" is our motto, and H is the foundation upon which all this Growth and financial strength is based, T he utmost degree oi true safely is assured above all else. fc?gsrrrrLwg?xai?^ TCTracajr??Bgttgi_A*r. vruivrjrgJiv Arncy^j a* 1 ? :?un^Ai >_ ^juztz-^nxne. ?^nzru-jMXsjisj.? u* ~