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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1S90.
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GREAT IMPROVEMENT SALE
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We Are Displaying Advance Styles in FALL MILLINERY.
812 AND 814 SEVENTH STREET.
Some Interesting Points About Agricultu
ral Department "Work.
"Wo are constantly experimenting with plants
which we receive from foreign countries," said
Superintendent Saunders, of the Agricultural
Department, "and studying their adaptability to
our own climate and soil. Not infrequently wo
succeed in introducing somo plant which is
found to be of considerable value in some sec
tions of the country. For instance, the Russian
apple was introduced here in 1671, and since then
has become a recognized and widely spread va
riety. It is found to be suited to many parts of
the country for which our ordinary apple is not
hardy enough. As soon as we found that further
experiments by us were not necessary we de
voted that space to some other fruit.
"Wo havo also introduced varieties of pears
and peaches, which have taken a Arm hold
among our fruit-growers. Some time since we
introduced a Brazilian orange into California.
It proved a great success there, and not long ago
we received a letter from a man saying that the
orange in Question bad brought more money to tbo
people of California than the Department had cost
the Government since it had been started. We
are still experimenting with coiTeo and tea. The
latter grows as far north as North Carolina, and
the product of the plant is quite good, but tbo
crop is not as large as it becomes In Its native
country. Owing to the new process of gun
powder manufacture just now obtaining in Ger
many a great demand for camphor has arisen.
The prico has risen within the past six months
from ilfteen to seventy-llve cents per pound.
The Department is now making strenuous ef
forts to introduce the cultivation of camphor in
our Southern States along the Gulf Coast and
Atlantic Seaboard, which localities are suited to
its growth. Through our eirorts the pineapple
has been Introduced largely in Florida and
"Most of these experiments of necessity tako
place under glass, and we havo to be very careful
in tbo matter of temperature and general humid
ity or the atmosphere. After numerous experi
ments as to the best mode of beating hot-houses
wo havo adopted that of heating by hot water.
There are live boilers situated in the buildings
here connected with the glass houses. A pipo
runs from the top of the boiler through the build
ings, with various twlstlngs and turnings, and re
turns to the lower part of the boiler. By this
method the hot water goes out from tho top of
the boiler, gives out its heat through tbo pipes,
and returns when cooler, to go again through tbo
same process. Tho pipes by this means are never
heated to a temperature ot over 200, and the uir
is not, therefore, relieved of its molsturo so rap
idly as in the steam or hot-air methods. Tbo
temperature is then easily regulated by meuua of
tho lire, and any desired degree of beat can easllv
"Formerly wo had a system of exchanging
Plants of our respective countries with tho bo
tanical institutions of others, and iu that way
got hold of many peculiar varieties. Not very
many of them, though, would grow here, and we
only experimented with those having a commer
cial value. Tbo most of our seeds nod plants wo
get directly from dealers in tboso countries.
Seeds are very difficult to transport from ono
country to another. There ore somo starchy va
rieties, such as wheat and corn, which will keep
indeilnitely and grow as well 11 hundred years
from now us they would to-day, Munyothersceds
are oily and dry up, losing tho essential qualities
of their reproduction by tho change. Colreo is
very difficult to cause to grow after having been
kept for somo time. Wo got somo from Siberia
for somo years, and no matter how it was packed
wefounditimpossibletoraakoitgrow, Atlast I
suggested that It bo packed in a tin box full of
damp moss, and in that condition it urrlved and
bore very satisfactorily. Great caro haB to bo
taken in planting all theso imported seeds and
plants. Very oiten they refuse to como up at
till. At other times they como up, but do not
Still Paid Five Shillings a Day.
Some time ago the Committee on Labor re
ported favorably the bill to give all Government
employes not less than $2 per day. Nothing
has been done about the bill Elnco it was re
ported, and tho poor laborers at the Capitol
grounds are still struggling for au existence on
02 cents a day. This the laborers consider a
Every House Has !?ome Leading
principle of action to which Its success may be at
tributed. Ours is
"EQUAL EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING."
We don't mako a specialty Jof Silks or Dress
Goods or Upholstery Goods or any other separate
stock. We are tbo recognized originators of
closo prices all around. We buy on the most ad
vantageous terms we can obtain and sell for as
little prollt as we can atford, and as a result we
are constantly offering our customers special
bargains in every one of our departments. Take
a walk through our stores and see if facts don't
bear out our assertions.
We invite tho attention ot parents to
our great assortment of Cloaks for Misses.
Those made for school wear are made
from the most durable materials. Wo
make no charge for alterations or fitting
ladies' or misses' garments.
What lady would consider her outfit complete
without a Cloth Dress? This adds considerably
to tho wardrobe of every stylish lady. A Cloth
Suit is dressy, serviceable, and at all times pre
sentable. A look through our Cloth Stock will
convince you that wo carry tbo largest line of
Cloths o;er shown under ono roof.
We Spongo FREE OF CHARGE every Cloth
Dress Pattern bought of us.
Our 50-inch LADIES CLOTH in Black and all
leading shades, extraordinary value at59o. per
yard. Also, our 5'J-inch 75c. HABIT CLOTH is
equal to any 87c. cloth in the market. Our SI,
Sl-25. 81.50, $2, and $2.50 FRENCH CLOTHS aro
superior to any cloths ever shown by us for tho
SCHOOL HOSIERY FOR CHILDREN.
Good Strong Hose for 25c. per pair.
A much better quality, 3 pairs for 51.
CHILDREN'S KNEE PROTECTORS, 25c.
Aremadoof strong and durable Jersey Cloth,
aro adjusted to tho knee in a simple manner, and
fit perfectly. They save tho wear of many a
pair or nose.
NELLIE BLY CAPS, 48o.
Suitable for children's school caps; mado of
excellent materials. In such colors as Red, Gar
net. Brown, Navy Blue, Cream, and Black.
DRESS GOODS, for children's school dresses,
25c. per yard, in twenty dllferent styles.
FALL NECKWEAR FOR MEN.
Nobby Styles, 35c.
Choice Goods, 50c.
Season's Pickings, 75c. and 81.
FALL-WEIGHT UNDERWEAR FOR MEN.
Starting prico at 50c. up to tbo Finest Natural
In tho most ingenious styles, unlimited as
sort men t In BROOCHES. TIE PINS. CUFF
BUTTONS. SCARF PINS, CHAINS, and
BEAD NECKLACES. 15c. and 25c.
SOAP, PERFUMERY, SPONGES, and CHAM
OIS. All reliablo kinds.
4711 SOAP. 14c.
CASHMERE BOUQUET SOAP, 21o.
4'button Suede, in Gray, Tan, and Black.
8-button length Suede Mousquetalre, 81.50
8-button length Suede Mousquetalre, in
Modes, Tan, and Black, SI. W per pair.
All our Gloves aro warranted and tried on at
counter. A unlquo Button Hook given away
with every pair of Gloves.
OUR MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT
Has been considerably Increased; every facility
posslblo alrorded out-of-town shoppers. All
communications, whether for samples or goods,
will recelvo conscientious consideration.
OUR FALL FASHION SHEETS aro ready and
will bo mailed every mouth to out-of-town
people freo of charge merely by
sending their address to tho Pattern De
WASHINGTON, . C.
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
15 PER CENT. REDUCTION
ON ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE
UNTIL AUGUST I.
415 SEVENTH ST.N.W.
Now is tho time to buy Furnituro and save 15
per cent., and not wait until fall. My entire
stock of Parlor, Dining-room, and Chamber Fur
niture, Portieres, Laces, and Upholstery Goods
of all kinds at tho nbovo reduction. My splen
did assortment of Carpets and Rugs will bo sold
at Actual Cost, for Cash Only. Will cut and
mako to order Loose Furnituro Covers and guar
antee a perfect lit. Tho colobrated Dry Air
Alaska, which is conceded to bo tho champion
refrigerator on tho market, is offered at re
duced prices. Also a full lino of dcslrablo Water
Coolers, which must bo closed out at out rates,
as the season is advancing and my stock Is too
largo. A splendid assortment of Baby Carriages
to select from, almost at your own price, as I do
not wlBh to carry these useful articles over.
Consequently como In nud get a bargain, and
glvo health and life to your bubes.
Thos. D. Singleton,
415 SEVENTH ST. N.W.
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EAL ESTATE BULLETIN
THOMAS E. WAG GAM AN, 017 F street.
TWO-STORY BRICK AND FRAME HOUSES
C38Bstsw, bh, 18 rs 822,000
010 to 030 Md avo sw, b h, 4 rs 18,000
1015 E Cap st 8e, bh,0 rs 8,600
910 G st sw, b h, 7 rs 8,500
400 and 408 11th st sw, b h, m i, 0 rs 5,000
239 13J st sw, b h, 8 rs 5,000
507" and 500 Va ave and 000 5th st and two
unimproved lots so 4,500
21C to 222 13th st and Ky nve, bet S C avo
and Bst so 4,000
404 and 400 S Capitol st sw, f h,0 rs 3,000
3029thstso,b h.Ors 3,000
515 11th st so, b h, 8 rs 2,600
OOOandOUI stso.f h,5rs 2,500
448 1 st sw, b h, 5 rs 1,800
Alley bet 6th and 7th, G and E sts so,
bh,3 rs 1,500
024G8tsw,f ht5rs 1,500
305 10th stse, f h,5rs 1,500
12 Capitol alloy sw, bh, Ors 1,450
1345 to 1310 K stse. f h, 5 rs each 1,200
000 alloy bet G and H, oth and 10th sts sw,
f h,7rs 1,100
Alloy bet i and 6th, H and I sts sw, 4 rs 000
7 Hopo avo so. b h. 4 rs 800
UNIMPROVED PROPERTY FOR SALE.
G st, bet N Cap and 1st sts nw 81.000
Va avo and 24th st n w 2,700
A st, bet 14th and 15th sts s o 1,350
10th st, bet E Cap and A sts so 1,005
Partlot5.Kstbetl5thandl7thstsnw.. . 8450
L st bet 15th and 10th ste nw 3 00
Q st bet 15th and 10th sts nw 275
Pa ave, bet fith and 7th etss o 2 00
7th st bot R and S nw 175
30th st between N and O sta nw 125
HOUSES FOR RENT.
r,,m, .. .. ., Per month.
715 21st stn w,7 rs 835 00
1827 Kat n w, 7rs 30 40
108 Gst n w, Ors 30 39
214 1st st s W, 0 rs 25 00
13Myrtloat ne, 7 rs 20 00
1224 HBt no, Ors 20 00
833 6th st n o, 0 rs 18 00
725 & B " e rs 1800
,5 Dofrees st n w, 8 rs 15 39
1225 Md avo B w, 0 rs 15 00
STORES, OFFICES, ETC.
Rooms OaHd 10, 2d lloor, 003 15th st 830 00
Store 44H G st nw, 2 rs 20 30
Store-room 1541 Mst nw 15 00
408 La avo, back room, 2d lloor 15 00
Str and dwg COO I st no, 0 rs 18 00
Oth stand Pa ave, room 8 12 50
Halll300 4stsw 1200
Store-room 421 Lst so... , 8 00
Store-room 331 K st ne ,, 8 00
biiop rear iiku u st nw c 00
In sums to suit at 6 per cent.
The aboyo Is only a portion of tho property on
my books. For full list call at office lor bulletin,
Issued on tho lst and 15th.
f 017-1 v T. E. WAG G AM AN.
L A.X IDE S,
Do You Drink Tea ?
If bo, you doubtless experience the same diffi
culty that most others do in procuring tbo artiolo
that just suits your taste. Send us 25 conts (or
10 cents and a 2-cont stamp for sample) and got a
package of tho most dolicious Tea you over
drank suro to pleaso tho most fastldeous.
All our Teas aro shipped in Original Packages,
Do not bo deceived by imitators and travollng
salesmen who claim to represent us. Address
No. 176 Clark Street, Cor. Monroe,
A. H. NICKERSON,
Seal Estate and Investment
Investments in Desirable Prop
erty and Securities in the
State of Washington.
CORRESPONDENCE INVITED AND BEST OF
ROOM 4, Chamber of Commerce Building,
au31-tf TACOMA, WASH.
EDW. J. STELLWAdEN.
THOMAS M. GALE.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co.,
X3S54 E Stx-eet.
A 1 f ft L I r
1415 P Street,
Member of Washington Stoclc JEx
ohange. All local stocks and securi
ties bought and sold. de8-lt
CHARLES A. McEUEN,
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN BROKER,
1120 F STREET N. W., WASHINGTON, D, O
In the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Vir
ginia. Property Bought, Sold, and Exchanged.
Houses Rented and Rents Collected
Flro Insurance Placed in Reliable Compauies.
J. S. BELT & CO.,
Ileal Estate, Loans, & Insurance
020 F street, Bet. Sixth and Seventh N. W.,
"W-SIIIIVOTOJV. . C.
Special Attention Given to tho Sale of Sub
urban Xiots and Country Property.