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C. C. SMOOT & SONS COMPANY.
Tanners and Manufacturers and dis tributors of High Grade Sole Leath er for the Findings Trade and Do ing Business For More Than Cen tury With All Parts of United States. The record of more than a hundred years of efficient and wholly satisfy ing service to the people of a nation through the nation's manufacturers, wholesalers and retail business enter prises is the possession of the firm of C. C. Smoot & Sons Company, tan ners. It is a record of which the firm is proud and one to which the city of Alexandria, where the home of the company is located, may point with a justifiable pride. C. C. Smoot & Sons Company is one of the oldest tannery corporations in the United States. It is one whose products are known the world over. The business was established un der the present general style of Smoot on May 3, 1920 when Charles Cal vert Smoot, founder of the present house, bought the tanning property of Joseph Heston at the corner of Wilkes and Washington streets, Al exandria, where the main office of the company continues to be situated, though the tannery and extract plant is situated in North Carolina. Among these locations are North Wilkesboro, N. C., where the princi pal tannery .is now located, having been moved there from this city in 1897. The tannery at North Wilkes boro is one of the largest and best equipped in the country and produces in quanity the widely known stand ard quality trade mark "Alexandria" scoured oak bends, particularly for the findings trade, and bellies, shoul ders and heads, as well as the high I grade 'chestnut wood extract that is | popular with the leather industry in America. The name "Alexandria" on a piece of leather stands for the best in the industry and the word is one that ments much to leather buyers. The company maintains eastern of fices for distribution in 'Philadelphia with the Mt. Vernon Leather Com pany at 341 N. Third street as agents, and western offices at 161 W. Lake street Chicago, the agency of Howard Irwin. Two grandsons, Mr. William B. Smoot, president, and Mr. J. Clinton Smoot, manager of the North Wilkes boro tannery, and one great grand son Mr. Charles Calvert Smoot, 3rd represent the Smoot family in the Company, which i', maintaining the same high standard and progressive policies upheld by the founder and the succeeding members of the fam ily of Smoot in the conduct of this splendid enterprise through a period of 102 years. The products are of the highest grade and every effort is made to keep the standard high. The business in tegrity of the firm has been strength ened through the years that have passed since the founder laid the basis for one of the big successes in the business and industrial weld. The product is free from adulteration of any sort, is tanned by the old fashion ed process and is the most servicea ble made. In quality it has no sup erior. Mr. William B. Smoot, president of C. C. Smoot & Sons Company, is a native of Alexandria and one of its leading public spirited citizens. He is a member of the Chamber of Com merce and is one of the most active boosters known in the city. STYLEPLUS CLOTHES Satisfaction Guaranteed For Men of Distinct Personality Shewing everything (hat's new for men, young men and boys for SPRING, 1922. H. FRIED LANDER, Prop. A] ex and ria. V i rgi eiia. WALTER ROBERTS Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Flour, Grain and. Feedstuffs With Extensive Trade Through North ern Virginia?One of Oldest and Largest Firms in City. Alexandria is the ccnter of a rich ] agricultural country on both sides of : the Potomac and it is a trading cen ter for thousands of farmers, who for half a century have recognized in the establishment of Walter Roberts located at 106 South Union Street a satisfactory headquarters for much of their livestock supplies. The firm deals extensively at whole sale and retail in the leading brands . of flour, cornmeal, hay, grain and ! ; leeds, and specializes in aairy and i stocK feeds being With the farmers j and truckers of tnis territory. Owning its own large iwo story j brick bunding with a wharf on the , Potomac River, the Roberts house j has extensive facilities for handling i its large business. It operates one j team and one truck in delivering its j ! orders to boats and trains, i Mr. Walter C? Robert general ; i manager, is one of Alexandria's most i i prominent business men. He is a j | member of the Chamber of Commerce ! and tne Kiwanis Club, and takes an ! ! active interest in all matters affect- ! ! ing the public welfare of the city and j : tnis section. ; D. BENDHELM & SONS, Inc. j i Alexandria'.*; Largest and lies I Known Department Store?The home oj Quality and Fair Prices With Re putation of Half Century of High Class Services. No review of the commercial devel opment and expansion of Alexandria in the last half a century would be complete witnout reference to a name which has led them all, for in a!1 of i its mercantile history, no name has stood above that of Bendheim in build ing up the city as a shopping center and thereby expanding its importance commercially. Today the firm of D. Bendheim &. Company, Incorporated, with its hand some department store at 117-119 King1 Street stands out most promin-1 entiy as a factor in building up. Al- j exandria. It occupies all of a hand- I st me three story building and carries J an extensive stock, devoted especial- [ lv to those things so dear to the hearts ' of the ladies both as to wearing ap- j parol and house furnishings. The building is the most modernly I arranged in the city, and its service I is of the superior character. The first floor is devoted to dry ; goods, notions, silks, domestic and I imported, hosiery, art needle work I etc. The second floor carries ready- J to-wear garments for ladies, misses j and children, and here a specialty is j made of the infant department. The third floor is devoted to house j furnishings, including china and glass ' ware, window shades, floor coverings, i etc. The company has the agency for I the celebrated Hoover Suction Sweep- ; ers, and "Gold Seal Congoleum." j The window-shade making depart- j ! rhent is the most modem in the city. In the basement is the bargain de partment where a large line of mis cellaneous goods is carried. Twenty employes of the store as sure its customers of courteous, ac commodating treatment, and with the remodeling of the store last year it is in a better position, than ever to give service and satisfaction. Throughout its history Bend heim's has never been accused of pro-1 fiteering, and honest goods at honest J prices has always been its motto, j The result is thatanything purchased ; at Bendhcim's is guaranteed in itself, i The present heads of the firm are ! Messrs. Irvin Diener, president, and Mrs. M. W. Diener, secretary. Mr. lrvih Diener has been at the head of the business for the last year and a half and is one of Alexandria's most prominent business men. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, is active in the Kiwanis Club, is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He has organized a club among his employes lor social purposes as well as a savings and thrift organization, j which has proven highly successful j and has set the pace lor promoting a ' better feeling of cooperation and j loyalty between employer and em- j ploye. Mr. Diener is an advocate of the ! King Street White Way, is urgently 1 in lavor of a ferry to tne Maryland side of the Potomac River, and the j construction oi a permanent road to j Fairfax Court House, and is one of the city's most liberal and public spiritcu citizens. WARE'S PHARMACY The Rexa.ll Store of Fulls Church? ! One of Most Modern Uniy btorcn ' in This Section?Owned, by Mr. ) Macon Ware. Not every drug store bears the proud distinction of being a Rexall j Store especially in a town the size ! of Fall's Church, but that honor has been accorded Ware's Pharmacy be cause it is recognized as one of the most progressive and attractive phar macies in this section of the state. In the five years it has been in busi ness the pharmacy has built up a large business by modern methods, and its trade extends throughout this j section. Physicians have the utmost j confidence in its prescription depart- I ment which is under the personal di- ! rection of the proprietor, Mr. Macon \ Ware, who has had fifteen years of j cxepricnce and is recognized as a capable druggist and prescription ex pert. | In addition to the full line of Rex- j all remedies, the store carries a com- | plete stock of pure drugs, chemicals, ; pharmaceuticals, patent and proprie tary medicines, rubber goods, toilet I articles, spraying material, garden I and field seeds. Cigars, cigarettes j and tobacco. A well equipped sani- , tar'y soda fountain is one of the feat- | ures of the store. Mr. Ware is a son of Judge E. M. j Ware a well known citizen of Falls j Church, and has resided here five j years, being recognized as one of the j progressive business men of the place. 1 MONTICELLO HOTEL AND CAFE. Handsome and Well Equipped Hotel Provides Splendid Service in Every Detail to the Traveling Man and Visitor; Well Cooked and Attract ively Served Foods Feature. One of the most modern and most comfortable hotels in the northern part of the State is the Monticello hotel at Alexandria. The Monticello hotel, with its splen did cafe in connection, is one of the most popular establishments in the city and it is largely patronized by those who desire the best of food well ! served, as well as by those who have occasion to be in Alexandria over i night. The hotel is a finely designed and | substantially built structure of brick, Vith an artistic wtyte front that j causes the building to stand out in em phasis among its neighbors. It has cement floors and white tile walls | about four feet high on the lower I floor, making the lobby and foyer | most attractive. Adding to the attractiveness and ? conuort that one leeis upon entering j tms splendid nostelry are tne wen ? arranged and comioruibic chairs wun ! wnicn me lobby is iurnisned. 'ine loooy possesses aii conviences sougnt oy travelers, 'me ornce and ucsk are neat and restful and inviting and me guest is maoe to leei at home and at ease by tne cordial greeting he receives. The feeling that here is service is sensed by the visitoi- and that feeling . grows uunng his stay, for service is j evident on every hanu. Many of the ! neeos are anticipated by the capable ' hotel help that is employed and every | courtesy and attention is shown. Al- j ways ready to serve and to please: : That sums up the activities and the ! attitude of the proprietors, both skill-! ed notel men, ana the employes who are well versed in the art pleasing | all patrons. The hotel has steam heated rooms, j all well lighted and ventilated and with hot and cold running water. On each door there are bath rooms with tub and shower, and accomodation for overnight arc provided for sixty-five guests. The rooms arc comportably and cleanly furnished and arc as home-like as any hotel rooms could | possibly be. I In the restaurant there arc ten , tables, five of them seating six per-; sons each and five of them seating J four each, and the service given is j prompt, courteous and attractive. Every diner must be pleased. The ) floor space of the cafe is 2G by T>0 feet, ! while the dimensions of the hotel are j <52 by 132. Dinners are well pre pared, the cooking being of that high type that characterizes the southern service that "is famed in song and story. Everything is prepared from j the best that the market affords and ! in a highly appetizing way. One of the specialties is the noted Virginia fried chicken dinner, and anyone who ever dines at this place always has that desire that would bring him back. Many Alexandrians, indeed, make this their regular dining place. The kitchen is large, "light, clean and sanitary in its every appoint ment and all in equipment. Modern utensils of the latest approved type are used, and the cooks and kitchen help are expert in their work. A large ice box and a smaller one provide facilities for keeping every food arti cle in the purest and freshest of con dition. Between the kitchen and the dining room there is an ample assembling room where the articles embraced in the various diners' orders are gar nished and made ready for the tables of the customers. This sterling hotel was established four years ago and it has been giving the best of service and growing in popularity from the very start. Mr. W. C. Drury and Mr. A. S. Elbourn are proprietors. Mr. Drury is an eminent Mason, being a member of Andrew Jackson lodge, Scottish Rite of Freemasonary, of Acca Temple, Mystic Shrine, at Richmond; of Poton.r.c lodge and Lib erty Rebekah lodge, Odd Fellows; and Elks. He io a member of the city council from the third ward, and a public spirited citizen and repre sentative of the people in municipal affairs; a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis club, and a booster for "White Way" and other 'items for the city's advancement. He has livtvi here seven years. Mr. Elbourn nas been a resident of the city for about seven years also. He too is a leading citizen and a pop ular fraternity man, being a member of Potomac Lodge and of other organizations. Mr. Elbourn has spent virtually all of his life in the restaurant and hotel business and is a man of large experience in serving the people who are hotel and restau rant patrons. Mr. Elbourn is with Mr. Drury in the belief that a "White Way" will be of immense value not only to King street, on which the Monticello hotel is located, but to all sections of the city. He too is an advocate of all progressive Yneasures. W. H. COOK One of Oldest and Best Known Groc ers in Alexandria?Has Built Up Large Business and Is Recogniz ed as Progressive Business Man and Citizen. There is no better known merchant and business man in Alexandria than Mr. W. H. Cook, for more than thirty years proprietor of a well known grocery and meat market at 923 Cameron Street and long recog nized as a leading spirit in that line of business in the city. Mr. Cook has had nearly forty years of experience in the grocery I and food supply business, and has been conducting a store for himself for thirty-three years. In his store he carries a complete line of staple and fancy groceries, fresh and cured meats, vegetables, produce, eggs, butter, etc., as well as extensive patrons^, which apprec iates the high quality of his stock and the splendid service he renders. Mr. Cook, in point of service, i.s one of the oldest merchants in active life in the city. He is a native of Al exandria, is public spirited and pro gressive, and is always found ready Sweden is a land of enlightenment; education is compulsory. Phone 1186 C. F. COFFEY Wholesale Groceries and Produce Corner King and Lee Streets, Alexandria, Virginia. MAKE YOUR HOME TOWN PROSPEROUS BY BUYING AT HOME i Every Dollar spent with the manufacturers of our city is a boost aiong the sharp grade to city prosperity. Every dollar spent in some other city is a "hand at your home town's throat," Many people bemoan the fact that Alexandria is not more modern as a city and then go to Washing ton and spend many dollars for things that could be bought here. Your City Will Be Just What You Make It! So Put Your Shoulders To The Wheel (Plioto by Alexandria Studio) ICE CREAM SEASON - WILL SOON BE HERE And our big plant is busy all the time in the man ufacture of our famous Del Ice Cream Cones and Reading Style Pretzels Nourishing, heaithtul products?manufactured under perfectly sanitary conditions?that are relished by young and old alike J?I Ml, III 1024-26 Duke Street Wm. J. Bristol, Prop, Phone 495 Alexandria, Va.