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ALEXANDRIA MARKET CO.
Largest and Best Known Grocery and . .Meat Market in City?Noted for Its Stock Service and Accommodation ?W. C. Baggctt and A. J. Butcher . Are Proprietors. Fortunate is the family whose head selects the proper grocery and meat market to supply its table. For there are groceries and groc eries, and not all of them are such as to justify the confidence which the public should have in them But fortunately for the health and happiness of a great many Alexand ria families, the Alexandria Market Company for more than twenty years has had the reputation of supplying quality food and meats from a sani tary, clean store, and today its estab lishment at No. 115-117 North Royal St., stands out superior to its com petitors and a credit to its owners and the city. The company occupies Uiree floors of a large and modern building of brick construction, and is clean and sanitary in every way. It makes a specialty of hi^h grade fresh and cur ed meats, staple and fancy groceries, vegetables, poultry, butter, cpgs >ind fruit, flour, meal, and foodstuff. I Its store is conducted along the most modern lines of service and accommo , dation. It has five efficient clerk3, i two delivery wagons, and does a tre mendous business. The proprietors of the business are Messrs. W. C. Baggett and A. J. Butcher, both of whom are men of wide experience in the grocery busi ness and are among Alexandria's best known citizens. The Baggett's have been in the meat business for more than r. century and the present representative of the family has been connected with it for many years. He is an Odd Fellow, a member of the Red Men, and at the present time represents the third ward in the city council, being a leader of the progressive element in the city government and an advocate of pub lic improvements and development. Mr. Buthcher iike Mr. Baggett is a i member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a Is> an Odd Fellow and a mem ber of the Red Men and Knights of Pythias, lie has been living in Alex r.ndria thirty-iivc yeai s. American women have the best figures in the world. This is because they are the most active. Women first appearc- on the stage ?in the latter p.;rt of the seventeenth ccntury. Main 5027 1268 Washington Alexandria REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE 923 N. Y. Avenue 724 King St. Washington, D. C. Alexandria, Va. CHARLES F. HOLD EN COMPANY Properictor and Manager of Fire In surance Agency Affording Ade quate Protection to All Interests In Alexandria General Agents for The North. American The press dispatch in the daily news papers tell their story of emergency every day arid the lesson is silently pointed out that where protection was adequate there was no immediate loss to the owner of the property af fected by the mishap. Protection against loss by fire is sought by every far-sighted business man and citizen, and protection is af forded nil by the various substantial fire insurance companies writing pol icies to cover the various properties specified. The insurance industry is one of the greatest in America. It has saved the nation millions of dollars every year and there is no resident or no busi ! ness man ol" any fore-sight at all who | would be without the protection that ? insurance gives. Alexandria has a representative fire ; insurance agency that is conducted | along conservative and safe lines by | the Charles F. Holden Company, which i maintains well appointed and cf ; licientiy equipped othce ;n which com j petont help is employed to give any information or provide any service that maj be desired by patrons or prospective patrons. Tne agency of the Charles F. Hol ' den Company was established seven ! years ago, and it has written much i business, during tho.ie years, lor the leading conservative companies of the , country?companies that are strong, in their resources and prompt in the j settlement of claims. Among the companies represented by the- Holden Agency are the Insur ance Company of North America, for i which the state of Virginia is covered j and the following, whose business cov- i ers several of the counties of northern i I Virginia: National Fire of Hartford; P'ire As sociation of Philadelphia. Virginia; Fire and Marine Insurance Company; Automobile Insurance Compay of j Hartford. The business written by this agency amounts to a large item cach month, the number of policies in a month's time totalling approximately two hundred. Mr. Charles F. Holden, proprietor ; and manager of this agency is one of j Alexandria's best known and most > popular of progressive citizens and business men. A man of high char acter, ability and integrity he is re Will. B. SNYDER HARVEY L. TICER and helping you to stretch the f amily budget by making your old shoes last another season. Consult us before vou throw them away. We Guarantee Every Repair Job That Goes Out of Our Shop Wc Use The Famous GOODYEAR WELT SYSTEM Sewed Soles s Specialty 1201 King Street ia, Va, QUALITY SERVICE I gardcd as a leuder and is looked to by ninny who Reek advtce that is worth while. Hr is a member of the Kiwanis Club and former secretary of that j "live-wire" organization; a member of the Virginia Association of Insur ance Agents; an Elk, and generally an enthusiastic supporter of every thing that means progress and ad vancement of the city's welfare. GENERAL KUILDLNG, SUPPLIES ^CONSTRUCTION COMPANY One of Alexandria's Most Important Industries, Which Is Doiiif/ More to Build Uji City Than Ann Other Single Concern With the 'world returning to nor malcy and economical readjustment ; being at hand building activities are coming to the front in a manner which makes this industry one of the most important. And indcea fortunate is the city which is the seat of a plant of the character and extent oi that of the General Building Supplies and Con struction Corporation, one of the lar gest or its character in this entire section oi the country. This corporation maintained in Al exandria is an extensive, thoroughly modern plant operated l>y electricity tor the building of Homes, Business Houses and Apartments, it special izes in the selling of building mater ial:; of all kinds, and has built up a large and growing trade. 'ihc plant is located in Alexandria and occupies nearly two blocks, bound ed by Montgomery, Madison, i'itt and St. Asaph streets, occupying approx imately 138,000 square feet. Its plant includes a modern planing mill lor the manufacture of d-.ors, sash and molding, and general mill work; warehouses ccment brick and artificial stone-making plant; stables, garage, lumber sheds and general of- j lice building. There is no more complete plant of ; its character in the vicinity. It is ; exceptionally well arranged and offers every opportunity for economical op erations. It does an extensive contracting business , having a well organized ' force of mechanics for building, alter- j ing and improving buildings and homes. It also purchases for invest ment or re-sale houses and real es tate. The records of this enterprise show ! that it has been a successful one, and j a great factor in the development and upbuilding of Alexandria. Mr. Hugo Herfurth, Jr., president i of the corporation, has been in the construction business for the last twelve years. He is a man who be lieves in leadership based on a sound practical business policy, and his fore sight, judgement and ability have ! meant much to the expansion of the , company's interests. KAUFMANN & BLUM FAT ELD i Leading Outfit/en; for Men in Alex-, andria?Recognized for the High Quality of Their Stock as Well as Servicc and Reliability. There arc two nanres which stand out most prominently in the business and commercial life of Alexandria, names which stand for reliability, quality and a square-deal. WOLFSON'S Cleaning-, Pressing, Repairing and Dyeing 310 King St., Phone 1097 Alexandria, Va. I L They are Kaufmann & Blumen feld proprietors of Alexandria's lead ing clothing store for men. For a quarter of a century Mr. Kaufmann has been known as one of Alexandria's most reliable and public spirited cit izens and merchants. He was joined in the firm nine years ago by Mr. Blumenfeld, and together they have built up a clothing business at Nos. ?102-404 King Street, which stands out as of the greatest importance to ; the commercial prosperity of the city. The firm has the exclusive agency for the famous Fashion Park cloth ing, Cooper's Union Suits, Manhat tan shirts, Arrow collars, Interwoven socks and everything found in an up to-date haberdashery shop. Made to-measure clothing is also handled by the firm. Mr. Kaufmann is prominent in the i Elks Lodge a swell as in the Kiwania j Cinb. Mr. Blumfeld is active as an ! E.lk, Mason, and Odd Fellow- He was ! formerly in the government service. j Both are members of the Chamber j of Commerce, and are prominent in ? business and commercial life. QUEERPANENKA Her homo was in Czechoslovakia end there isn't another Junior like her in all the world. This is how she became a Junior. The Red Cdoss at the town where this queer Junior stays decider! to send a girl named Kacenku to the sea side and her brother Janicka to the children's hospital. Now the brother and sister were frorr. a very poor family who had nothing but rags for bedding. The school-teacher, on ! learning this, said to the Junior Red : Cross members: "Children can you heip? Those of j you who keep geese ask your mothers for some feathers and we will make a pillow for Kacenku and a feather bed for Janicka." . The boys and girls eagerly agreed ftnd from class to class the stock feathers grew. Belinka of the third j: grade, who had looked rather worried when the teacher asked for feathers, appeared one day with a small bun dle. "See teachcr!" she cried. We haven't any geese, but Panenka sent her little feather bed!" "Then Panenka is a Junior, too," ! said the teacher. "But take the bod back to her and teli her it would be a pity to rip it up." "No, no, the feathers will help keep K,ac(fnku warm in winter at the ; seaside?Panenka sent them for Kac- j cnku!" cried Eelinka, almost ready to cry. So the little feather bed was opened and Belinka herself emptied the feath J ers into the common pile, which grew and grew into a feather bed and a | pillow. Surely Janica and Kacer.ku will sleep sweetly on the bed and the pil low formed of the little handful.s of feathers which represent so much love on the part of the children?and of the doll! For Panenka is a doll, the only Junior doll in the world. VIRGINIA The value of Virginia farm lands has declined 10 per cent from last year and 15 from the record values of 1920, according to the annual survey of the Bureau of Markets and Crop Estimates. The demand for farm lands has not been very strong dur ing the past year, owing to the tre mendous decrease in price of farm products, lonsequently there have beer, few sales. Values reported arc not based upon the present earning power of the lands, which has been reduced almost to the 191 t base, while thf> values have dropped to those of 1910. The average value of all farm lands with improvements is reported to be 5)60 per acre, compared with $66 last year, and $68 in 1920. The average value without improvements is $21 pc-r acre, compared with $1G last year, and $49 in 1920. A special inquiry relating to the average farm rents shows that very few farms in Virginia arc rented for a cash rent, but are leased for a part of the crop, which varied from one fourth to three-fourths according to the fertility of the land and the amount and kind of the supplies fur nished. The average cash rent paid for farm lands is reported to be $5 per acre, and for pasture land $3.50 per acre. The average walking pace of a healthy woman is seventy-live steps a minute. Women's ankles arc growing lar ger, say observers. Golf tennis and other sports are responsible. Girls born on Monday, according to an old belief, arc beautiful but jealous. GROCERIES MEATS PROVISIONS 323 Cameron St. Alexandria, Va. Established 1820 Incorporated 1894 Long Distance Phone 71 C. C. SMOOT & SONS COMPANY Office ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Tanners of Scoured Oak Backs and Belting Butts Member Tanners Council U. S, A.