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THE SUNDAY HERALD, DBCEIVIBJSR 27. 1S91.
HEAL ESTATE & BUILDING.
HOMDAYS RRING A SI.IG1IT
INCREASE IN ACTIVITY.
01110 Important Snlos tlio Pnst "Wcok
RullrttnK Oporntionn Also a Idt
tlo Mora Brisk IJulldlnjr Notes nnd
Rcnl Esttito Transfers.
Instead of tbo past week showing unusual
dullness, as was to have been oxpectcd at this
ecason of tho year, there was uulooked for
activity in the market. A number of rather
important transactions were recorded, the
principal one noted being tho 6alo of square
735 to Charles P. Crandell by ox-Senator John
B. Henderson for $94,267.09. This activity
emphasized tho opinion expressed heretofore
by Tnn Herald that the real estate market,
.although exhibiting tho dullness naturally ex
perienced during Decomher, was as firm as at
any other period of tho year, and only needed
time to give it that forward movement which
it will surely experience when the yearly ac
counts are settled and Investors resume their
operations. Nevertheless, it was not expected
that 6uch a movement would 6how itself so
soon. Week before last transactions repre
senting small amounts were noticeable. The
past week, however, although tho number
of transfers may not have been numetically as
large, they represented amounts far exceed
ing those reported during tho week previous.
As the market depends moro upon heavy
transactions than upon numerous small ones,
the significance of the matter is one for gratifi
cation. In building also operations showed increase
hardly to have been expected. The increase
in the total value of the permits Issued last
week over that of the preceding week was
nearly $50,000, while twentj'-eight more build
ings were authorized to be constructed. True,
the average cost per building was about $500
lower the past week, but the increase of the
.permits and the large sum total evidenced a
Fifteen building permits were issued by the
Inspector of buildings during tho week end
ing December 25, for the erection of forty-two
buildings, at a total cost of $83,450, an average
cost per building of $1,9S7. These buildings
were located as follows: Northwest, seven at
a total cost of $18,850; northeast, nine at a
total cost of $2S,000; southeast, eighteen at a
total cost of $18,800; county, eight at a total
cost or $18,000.
D. B. Gotwals will erect four three -story
And cellar pressed-hrick dwellings, 17 feet
-front by 32 feet deep, at Nos. 457-03, Florida
avenue, Le Droit Park, at a cost of $14,000.
The houses will be heated by furnaces, and
will have bay windows and mansard and Hat
Joseph Harry will be the builder of two
two story frame dwellings for A. J. Eiley, on
Grant Road. Tennallytown. Dimensions,
14x28 feet; cost, 1,400.
Mrs. BayUss will rep ilr her store at No.
323 Teuth street northwust, by ereeting an
addition one-story high and 12x31 feet, wit h
a show window, at a cost of $300.
Messrs. Hobbs Bros, will build two three
.story and cellar pressed-brick dwellings, 18x50
feet, from the plans of J. Germuiller at Nos.
1715-17 N street northwest, at a cost of $12,000.
They will have furnace heat, bay windows,
iron cornices, and ilat tin roofs.
John Beha has the contract for the erection
of a brick stable for James Fortune in the rear
of No. 444 N street northwest. It will db
20x27 feet, two stories high, and will cost
Eight two-story frame dwellings, 12x28
feet, will be erected at Nos. 131-37 Van street
and 140 40 Quander street southeast, by P. N.
Dw3'er. They will have tin roof6 and cost
Messrs. Warren Bros, will erect at No. 101
11th street northeast, one three-story aud
cellar pressed-brick dwelling, 18x00 feet, at a
cost of $6,000. It will have furnace heat, bay
windows, and flat tin roof.
A two-story brick warehouse, 15 feet 10
Inches by 125 feet, will be erected by Daniel
-Johnson at No. S043 Water street Dorthwest
at a cost of $800.
Messrs. Wright fc Stockett will erect for
James M. Stockett et al., at Nos. 033-43 G
6treet northeast, six two-story and cellar brick
dwelllucs, 17 feet 0 inches front by 31 feet
deep. They will have Day windows, flat tin
roofs, and will cost $12,000.
Bernard Murphy has given John S. Brown
the contract for the construction of ono three--etory
and cellar pressed brick dwelling, 20x40
feet, at No. 400 O street northwest. It will
have two bay windows, flat tin roof, and will
From the plans of J. G. Germuiller Diller B.
Groff will erect two three-story and cellar
pressed-brick dwellings at Nos. 60002 Mary
land avenue northeast. One will be 19x02
and the other 24x72 feet. They will have brick
-and Iron cornices, flat tin roofs, bay windows,
and will cost $10,000. At No. 907 Flint street,
Brlghtwood Park, Mr. Grofl: will also build
one two-story frame dwelling, 20x45 feet, with
a6table 20x20 feet, tho co6t of both being
For A. E. Kiddle, Messrs. Thomas Manning
& Bro, will construct at Noe. 9 to 21 K
street southeast, seven two story brick dwell
ings, 12x28 feet. They will have flat tin
roofs, aud will cost $5,000.
John Weast has been granted a permit for
the erection of one two-6tory frame dweliiug,
12x28 feet, ou lot 29, block 22, lsherwood, at
a cost of $400.
Charles Gessford will build at Nos. 1107 to
1113 B street southeast, four two-story and
ba6fineut pressed brick dwellings, 16x33 feet,
at a t'ost of $12,000, and at Nos. 833 to 837
Ninth street southeast, three pressed brick
dwellings of the same style and dimensions,
at a cost of $9,000. All will have bay win
dows aud flat tin roofe.
At a cost of $2,500, W. F. Kirby will erect
for Charles C. Tucker, at Nos- 1835 to 1837
Seventh 6treet uorihwest, tyo two-story
prebsed brick dwellings, twUvs feet, 6lx
inches front by thirty live feet deep.
REATj ESTATE NOTES.
W. II. Raploy has purchased from F. G.
Nowlauda, executors, He, sub. 52, square 150,
24x05$ feet on P street, between Seventeenth
and Eighteenth street northwest, for $4,098.60.
C. U. Hoffman has sold to Josephine A.
Holeer, for $5,500, sub. 40, squaro 809, 18.80x
105.0S feot on Fifth street, between G and 11
G. S. Cooper has puichased from W. F.
Roderick lots 1, 11 to 14, squaro 1823, 235 feet
on K street, 217.3 feet ou K street and 95 feet
ou L Btreet southeast, for $14,282
T. C. Catchings has purchased from G. M.
Darby 6ub. 213, square 150, 20x95 50 feet on Q
street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth
streets northwest, for $5,000.
E. M. P. Harris has sold to Winfleld Oftutt
for $6,500, parts 163 and 164, B. and II.'s ad
dition to Georgetown. 27.30 feet on Markot
street aud 00 feet on Thirty third 8trcet north
west. G. S. Cooper has sold to W. F. Roderick for
$15,000 part 19 and sub. 20, square 91, 18.26
feet frout on Twentieth street, between S
street and Florida avenue northwest.
Ida Ha6slcr has purchased of D. B. Groff
for $7,500 sub. 40, Tsquare S64, 18 feet on
Maryland avenue, between Sixth and Seventh
Emma T. R. Jones has purchased from E.
Cadmus cubs. 9 to 11, square 207, 59.4x140
feet ou II street, between Fourteenth and
Fifteenth streets uorthwest, for $17,200.
C. P. Crandell has purchased from J. F.
Waggaman lots 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 37, 3S. 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, and 4S,
block 25, Wesley Heights, for $12,000.
R. W. and W. II. Walker have purchased
or Mary W. Bowliug lot 11, block 86, Colum
bia noights, for $1G,0S3.
II C. Thompson et al. have purchased from
G. F. Stone sub 24, block 23, Columbia
Heights, for $S,032.50.
Helen Cash has purchased of W. S. Cash an
undivided half of subs 10 and 11, square 570,
47.11x112 feet, Eouthwest corner of Second
aud E streets northwest for $9,000.
C. P. Crandell has purchased from J. M.
Ileuderson all of square 735, bounded by
North Carolina avenue, Second and E streets
southeast, for $94,267.G9.
Bessie M. Lewis has purchased from F. J.
Gregory sub. 55, square 916. 15.91x62 feot ou
Ninth, between C and D streets northeast, for
W. F. Lambert has purchased of W. E.
Lee subs. 142 to 151, square 1004, 1S0x65.3 feet,
Thirteenth and Linden, between G and H
streets northeast, for $7,047.
B. F. Gibbs has sold to T. F. Schneider
for $15,000 sub. 239, square 150, ou Q, between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets north
west. Hattie M. Wright has purchased from John
R. Wright for $7,770.50 parts K and L, square
422, 20x95 feet on Eighth, between O and P
George P. Rowell. of New York, has pur
chased from Emma B. Fitzbugb for $7,000
parts 0 and 7, square GS9, fronting 33 feet 3
inches on South Capitol, between B and C
E. W. Curriden has purchased of J. A.
Bartliell et al. 6ubs. 123 to 130, square 753,
130x84.71 feet on the corner of Third and F
streets northeast for $12,000.
The Washington Real Estate Company has
sold to Maurtce Ljtiphuner for $11,320.57
subs. 115 to 123, fquare 1015, 16 92x92 feet on
Twelfth, between B aud C stretts southeast.
Harrv W. Bowling has purchased lot 11,
block 36, Columbia Heights, of Hugh M. D.
Marten, for $15,014.70.
W. L. Pollard has purchased from Thomp
son T. Martin lot 9, square 194, 22x100 feet
on P, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets
northwest, for $25,000.
Julia White has purchased of J. C. Lovine
for $5,000 subs. 11 and 12, square 757, 32x75,
feet ou C street, between Second and Third
B. II. Warner has sold to Mary Goodman
sub. 120, squaro 134, 17.84x62 feot on R street,
between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets
northwest, for $11,000.
W. R. Ruggles has purchased from J. D.
Burn for $4,800 sub. 87, square 9Sl,17ix96
feet ou H street, between Eleventh and
Tw eif th streets northeast.
W. Danenhower has sold to W. H. Valiant
for $4,750 sub. 30, squaro 754, 16x84.71 feet on
Second street, between E and F streets north
east. BUILDING PERMITS.
Building permits to tho following were
issued by Inspector Entwisle for the week
ending Friday, December 25.
Two three-story and cellar brick dwellings,
18x50 ieet, at Nos. 1715-17 N street northwest,
to Hobbs Bros., to cost $12,000.
Ouo two-story brick private stables, 20x27
feot, rear of No. 444 N street northwest, to
James Fortune, to cost $750.
Six two-story and cellar brick dwellings, 17
feet 0 inches by 31 feet, at Nos. 633-43 G street
northeast, to James M. Stockett et al., to cost
Four threo-storv and cellar brick dwelllnes,
17x32 feet, at Nos. 457-03 Florida avenue, Lo
Droit Park, to D. B. Gotwals, to cost $14,000.
Ono two-story brick warehouse, 15 feet 10
inches by 125 feet, at No. 3043 Water street
northwest, to Daniel Johnson, to cost $800.
Two two-story framo dwellings, 14x28 feet,
Grant Road, Tennallytown, to A. J. Riley, to
Ono throe-story and cellar brick dwelling.
18x60 feet, at No. 101 Eleventh street north
cast, to Warren Bros., to cost $6,000.
One three-story and cellar brick dwelling,
20x40 feet, at No. 400 O street northwest, to
Bernard Murphy, to cost $2,800.
Two three-story and basement brick dwel
lings, ono 19x02 feet and the other 24x72 feet,
at Nos. 600-02 Maryland avenuo northeast, to
D. B. Groff, to cost $10,000.
Ono two-story frame dweliiug, 20x45 feet,
aud stable, 20x20 feet, at No. 907 Flint street,
Brlghtwood Park, to D. B. Groff, to cost
Four two-story aud basement brick dwel
lings, 10x33 feet, at Nos. 1107-13 B street
southeast, to Charles Gessford, to cost $12,000,
Three two-storv and basement brick dwel
lings, 10x33 feet, at Nos. 333-37 Ninth street
southeast, to Charles Gessford, to cost $9,000.
Eight two-story frame dwellings, 12x25 feet,
at Nos. 131-37 Van street, and 140-40 Quander
street southeast, to P. N. Dwyer, to cost
Seven two-story brick dwellings, 12x28 feet,
at Nos. 921 K street southeast, to A. E. Rid
dle, to cost $5,000.
Two two-story dwellings, 12 feet 0 inches
by 35 feet, at Nos. 1835-37 Sovonth street
northwest, to Charles C. Tucker, tocost$2,500.
Ono two-story framo dwelling, 12x28 feet,
lot 29, block 22, lsherwood, to Johu E. Wcast,
to cost $400.
REAIj ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Transfers lrt which the consideration was nominal
are not included. 1
riUDAV, DECEMBER 18.
Eliza A. Aloxander et vlr Sandy to John D.
Sullivan, part lot 54, Holmead's addition,
Georgetown, 18 feet on Monroo street, $625.
JohuT. Arms et ux. to William J. Board
raau, original lot 1, 6quaro 136, $50,000.
M. K. Athorto et al. to G. Marinelll and A.
A. Massluo, cast one-half lot 67 and all lots
70 to 75, inclusive, Sherman's sub., square 725,
J. F. Batchcldcr nnd A. M. McLachlen
(trustees) to Emma A. Dovondorf, lot 1,
block 48, Batchcldcr et al.'s (trustees) sub.,
addition to Brookland, $370.85.
Hcur.v Beverly et ux. to Henry Colbert,
land 16 feet on Thirteenth street (lot or
6quare not given), $200.25.
Arthur Briscoe ct ux, to Sarah E. P. Bur
bago. lot 37, Saunders et al.'s sub., square
John E. Carpontor et ux. to Mary E.
lot Ji, Carpenter's sub., fquare 908,
to trust of $1,500, $3,500.
M. J. Colbert to Philip N. Dwyer, sub lot
48, square 743, $1,500.
J. F. Dartt et ux. to L. P. Shoemaker, lot
108, Perin et al.'s sub., Lanier Heights, $3,850.
Orvilla L. Derby et vlr Orvillo P. to William
S. Washburn dnd Wallace C. Babcock, lot 36,
block 43, Holmead Manor, $2,700.
Kate R. Greene et vir Oliver D. to Marv C.
Lee, lot 69, Tyler's sub., squaro 115, $10,000.
D. B. Groff et ux. to Mary L. Daley, lot 9,
block 27, Brlghtwood Park, $375.
Same to J. W. Buckingham, lot 16, block
2S. Brlghtwood Park, $375.
Same to James It. Sands, lot 16, block 29,
Brlghtwood Park, $525.
Walter Heiston to Tobias E. Lamb, lot 30,
Hiestou's sub. of lots in block 22, also part
lot 14. block 22, Clark et al.'s sub., Rosedale
and .lsherwood, $232.
Thomas C. Homilleretux. to Eugene Peter
son, part original lot 67, B. aud H.'s addition,
Georgetown, 37 feet 4 inches on west sldo of
Frederick street, with light of way, $4,500.
B. E. Kelly to L. P. Shoemaker and C. T.
Cowperthwuit, lot 37, Dunn's sub., Lanier
Heights, subject to trust, $4,125.
Charles W. King et ux. et al. to Benjamin
II. Warner, lots 194 to 197, inclusive, King et
al.'ssub., square 721, subject to debt of $10,000,
James H. Lightfoot to Chris C. Lefler, part
original lots 10 and 11, squaro 345, 18 feet on
Tenth street, $14,000.
Van H. Manning and Charles P. Lincoln
(trustees) to Jasper Lohmann, lots 53 and 54,
Manning et al.'s sub., square 812, $3,065.
William K. Mendenhal et ux. to John
C. Cook, lot 30, and nortn 14 feot of lot
31, Howgate's sub., 6quare 205, 39 feet on
Fourteenth street, $6,000.
Ellen J. Newton et ux. W. S. to John W.
Hobbs, part original lot 2, 30 feet on F street,
F. G. Newlauds (trustee) to tho Columbia
Real Estate Company, of Virginia, lots 44,45,
and 46, Alley et al.'s sub., square 150,
Wolf Nordlinger et ux. to Anton C. Fisher,
lot 20, B. aud H.'s addition, Georgetown, 50
feet on Frederick street, $2,025.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19.
George R. Arrington et ux. to Jacob H.
Kengla. lots 201, 202, and 203, Swormstedt's
sub., Long Meadows, $3,600.
Margaret K. Atherton et al. to Frank Del
gavia et ux., west 131 feet of lot 67, Sherman's
sub., square 725, $9,000.
Lester A. Barr et ux. et al. to Edmond L.
McCIo'land, lot 60, Chapman's sub., squaro
340, $110. H
John II. Bundy et ux. to Bettlo L,. Mc
Goines, east 12J feet on Farragut street of lot
8, block 18, Todd and Brown's sub., Mount
Pleasant and Pleasant Plains, $1,400.
James D. Burn et ux. to Willis It. Ruggles,
south 79 feet of lot 87, Grey's sub., squaro 981,
with right of way, subject to trust of 2,500,
$4,800. ' '
Eugene Cadmus et ux. to Edwin T. R.
Jones, lots 9, 10. and 11, Pierce et al.'s sub.,
square 207, $17,200.
M. J. Colbert to Thomas and James Martin,
east 40J feet of original lot 12, equaro 535,
Wash Danenhower et ux. to William H.
Valiant, lot 30, Smoot's sub., square 754, sub
ject to trust of $2,500, $4,750.
Orvilla L. Derby et vlr Orvillo P. to James
W. Harper, part lot 0, block 42, Holmead
Robert Farnham et ux. et al. to Robert F.
Miller (trustee) lots 18 to 21, inclusive, square
east of 012, $400.
Carroll B. Hoffman ot ux. to Josephine A.
Heiser, wife of William H., lot46, Schneider's
sub., squaro 809, $5,500.
Jacob II. Kengla ct ux. to Georgo S. Ar
rinton, lot 7, Chapman's sub., subject to trust
of $2,800, $3,500.
A. A. Lipscomb and W. H. Saunders
(trustees) to James J. Purman, lot 24, block
45, Holmead Manor, $1,988.62.
Mary C. Mitchell to Georgo 11. Arrington,
part square 053, with uso of alley, subject to
trust of $1,350, $1,000.
E. French Moran ot ux. to Mary T. Fitz
hugh, part lot 125, Grant's sub. of lot 120,
Beard et al.'a sub,. Mount Pleasant and Pleas
ant Plains, $244.
Francis G. Newlands (trustee) to William
H. Rapley, lot 52, Alloy et al.'a sub., equaro
Samuel Ross et ux. to Mary Mansfield,
north 15 feet of original lot 11, equaro 040,
Rachel W. Tayler to John S. Rich, lot 25,
block 80, Columbia Heights, $797.55.
B. n. Warner et ux. to Mary Goodman, lot
126, Warner's sub., equaro 134, with right of
MONDAY, DECEMBER, 21.
Marie Brola6ky to John II. Bundy, lot 25,
Topham's sub. o'. lots in block 17, Meridlau
Louis Beyer, jr., to Harry E. Itupprecht, lot
45, Beyer jr.'s sub., square 777, subject to
trust of $2,500, $100.
City Investment Company to Amelia K.
Shively, lot 57 iu first party's 6ub., square
George S. Cooper et ux. to Walter F. Rod
rick, part lot 19 and all lot 20, Dulany, jr.'s
sub., squaro 01, $15,000.
D. B. Groff et ux. to Ida Haseler, wife of J,
J. S., lot 46, Groff's sub., squaro 864, with
right of way, subject to trust of $4,000, $7,500.
John F. Johnson et ux. to Richard J. Saf
foll, ea8t25 feot ot lot 47, McLaughlcn's sub.,
Prospect Hill, $850.
John A. Loring to Julia White, lots 11 and
12, Willot's sub., squaro 757, with alloy priv
Walter F. Rodrlck to Georgo S. Cooper,
original lots 1, 11 to 14, inclusive, squaro
TUESDAY, DnOEMHElt 22.
Georgo M. Darby ct ux. ct al. to Thomas C.
Catchings, lot 2-13, Schneider's tub., 6quaro
Emma B. Fitzgerald ct vir William T. to
Georgo P. Rowell, north 13J feet of lot 6 and
south 20 feet of lot 7, squaro 079, subject to
debt of $4,000, $7,000
Charles H. Flckling ct ux. to Anulo S. and
Sarah P. Peck, lot 158 and part lotlOl, Fick
Hug's siib., square 74, Georgetown, $4,500.
D. B. GrofT et ux. to Wilson L. Baker, lot
7, block 28, Brlghtwood Park, $375.
Samo to "W. B. Kelly and Hugh J. Carey,
lot 23, block 28, Brlghtwood Park, $750.
Edward M. P. Harrlss et ux. to Wiuficld
Offutt, part lots 103 and 164, B. & II.'s ad
dition, Georgetown, 90 feot ou Thirty third
street, with uso of nlloy, $0,500.
William E. Lee ot ux. to William F. Lam
bert, lots 142 to 151, inclusive, Geier's sub.,
squaro 1004, $7,017.
Thompson F. Martin to William L. Pollard,
lot 9, squaro 194, $25,000.
Hugh T. Taggart and J. C. Marbury
(trustees) to Ida E. Wetzerick, part lots 4 aud
5, B. & li.'s amended addition, squaro 83,
Georgetown, 24.92 feet ou Frederick street,
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23.
William C. Anderson et ux. to George
Barker, part lots 1, 8, aud 9, Dundass' sub.,
county, $375 75.
John A. Bnrthel aud Samuel W. Curriden
to Edward W. Curriden, lots 123 to 130, in
clusive, squaro 753, Curriden ct al.'s sub.,
Walter S. Cash to Helen Cash, an undivided
one-half interest in lots 10 and 11, Degg's sub.,
square 570, $9,000.
Susan Fewkes to Ltssar Prager, part lot 37,
Old Georgetown, $500.
F. I. Gregory to Bessio M. Lewis, lot 55,
Gregory's 6ub., square 910, subject to trust of
John M. Henderson to Charles P. Crandell,
all of square 735, $94,267.69.
Mary E. Little to W. J. Newton, north 20
feet of lots 8S and 89, and north 17 feet of lot
87, Gray's sub., squaro 981, with right of way,
nugh M. D. Martin et ux. to Harry W. Bow
ling, lot 11, block 30, Columbia Heiuhts,
subject to trust of $7,229.30, $15,014.70. "
William Mayse et ux. to Edward 1. Lana
hau, lot 19, Huyck's (attorney) sub., squaro
T. F. Schneider etux. to B. Franklin Gibbs,
lot 239, Schneider's tub., squaro 150, $15,000.
George Taylor and James E. Fitch (execu
tors) et al. to Rebecca A. Armstrong, lot 19,
block 14, Hall and Elvan's sub., Meridan Hill,
Tho Washington Real Estate Company (of
Virginia) to Maurice Laupheimer, lots 115 to
123, inclusive, and lots 131 to 134, Inclusive,
in Bald company's sub., square 1015, $11,322.57.
John F. Waggaman et ux. to Charles P.
Crandell, lots 5, 13 to 23, inclusive, 37, 38, 39,
and 44 to 48, inclusive, block 25, Waggaman's
sub , Wesley Heights, $12,000.
John R. Wright et ux. to Hattie M. Wright,
part lotsK aud L, Berry's sub , squaro 422,
20 feet on Eightn street, subject to trust,
Harry W. Bowling to R. W. and W. H.
Walker, lot 11, block 36, Columbia Heights,
$16,683. For uso of tho contributors, and to
soli, lease, encumber, and convey.
George F. Stono to H. C. Thompson and G.
B. Clark, north 22.15 feet of lot 23, and all
lot 24, Stone's sub., block 23, Columbia
Heights, $8,032.50. For uso of South Wash
ington Investment Company, of Washing
ton, and to lease, encumber, and convey.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24.
Georgo R. Arrington ct ux. to John T.
Mcintosh, lot 7, Chapman's sub., squaro 335,
Charles F. Boss et ux. to Charles C. Duncan
son, lots 206 and 207, Billings et al.'s sub.,
square 1,004, $1,400.
William F. Holtzman and A. A. Blrney to
Mary Reidy, sale for default under liber 1,540,
folio 240, lot47, Marr et al.'s sub., squaro 812,
A. A. Lipscomb and W. H. 8aunders, trus
tees, to Ellen Dailey and Margaret Lane, lot
42, block 43, Holmead Manor, $2,236.50.
Mary A. Orcutt et al. to Maria F. Holman,
lot 19, square 919, 8wartzoll's (trustees) sub.,
Elizabeth J. Stono to Jane L. S. Harrison
part lots 9 and 11, square 253, re-record of
liber 874, folio 214, $770.49.
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SCIENTIFIC COFFEE MAKING.
Count Rumford's Plan Slightly Modified
Still Gives Bout Results.
Count Rumford was one of tho foremost
scientists of his time. Coffeo had been Intro
duced into England for about 150 years whon
Rumford wrote extensively on coffee making,
and his text Is fresh and crisp reading to-day.
Ho used tho porcelain or earthen coffeo pot
and perforated earthen strainer placed on
top of the pot. Hot water was poured on
and allowed to filter through. Tho common
French coffee pot carrieB out Count Rumford's
Idea as to displacement, butisfar off as to tho
material of tinned iron, which Rumford would
not use, as the tannato of iron and lead
(from tho solder) Is formed which tho drinkers
admit into their bodies.
An improvement has been made on Count
Rumford in eubstltuting a cotton, cottou
flannel, or flannel bag for his perforated dia
phragm of earthenware, which abbreviates the
time needed to filter. The best pot for making
coffeo is one in which tho pot is earthen and
tho bag, of cotton, is suspended at tho top,
Tho bebt results are produced by having the
coffeo ground extia fine wnlle it Is hot and
put in an air-tight recoptaclo. First, have tho
coffeo good, fresh, and ground very fine.
Second,"pour hot water into tho coffeo pot, so
as to heat it thoroughly before uso. Third,
put (for an ordinary family) a teacupful of
coffee, prepared as above, into tho bag placed
at tho top of tho open heated pot. Fourth,
pour on boiling water until a sufficient
amount of coffeo is made. Renew as required.
Tho process is ono of displacement, such as
is U6ed iu pharmacy. It is wonderful with
what facility roasted coffeo imparts its virtues
to boiling water. Probably no fruit gives up
its virtue's so rapidly. A good cup of coffeo
can be made in one minuto in this way.
Gill's Buttercups, 11th and F.
PHOTOS SENT BY WIRE.
Tho Now Uso to "Widely Tolofrrnpli Idnos
Cnn Bo Put Described.
Tbo transmission ot pictures by electricity
is ono of tho latest applications of tho subtle
but oxtrcmoly usoful fluid, and tho principle
of this now discovery is somowhat similar to
that on which tho telephone is based, uso
boing mado of varying degrees of light, in
stead of sound, as in tho telephone. In order
to send a picturo over a wlro it is first photo
graphed ou what photographers call a strip
ping film, composed of gelatine and bichro
mate of potash. After tho picturo is trans
ferred to this film tho film is washed with
lukewarm water, by which all but tho lines of
the picturo nro removed, leaving tho photo
graph In relief.
Tho point ot a tracing apparatus, whon
drawn across this film from sldo to side, rises
nnd falls as it strikes each lino of tho picture.
This wavc-liko motion of the tracer is mado uso
of to produce similar motion in another tracing
apparatus at tho other end of tho lino by meuns
of complicated electrical machauism, and
each depression and elevation in tho picturo is
reproduced in a waxen cylinder on tho re
ceiving Instrument. To accomplish this it is
necessary to go entirely over tho picturo that
is being transmitted, tracing lines across tho
surface. A sluglo lino convoys no idea of tho
picture, but as they follow each other they
gradually outline tho object.
Tho Novelists of tlio Future.
Now Orleans Picayune.
From time to time there breaks out a dis
cussion as to whether there will bo any more
great poets, painters, musical composers and
other such inspired brain workers like those
who havo illustrated tho greatest past periods
in art and letters. Moro recently the conten
tion has been as to whether there would ever
be any moro great uovelists.
Any speculations on the subject will bo
bootless unless we can discover tho principle
upon which all art and literary development
depends, and if wo know this we may, with
some hope of success, predicate as to tho
future. Lord Macaulay has declared the im
probability that another great epic poem
would ever bo written, because there no
longer exist the conditions which could fur
nish the material or inspire iho author. An
epic ago is necessarily an heroic age. An
epic poem is tho narrative of a people emerg
ing from barbarism, led by heroic chiefs and
engaged in a work that enlists the enthusiasm
and religious fervor of their followers. A
race war Hue that between tho Greeks and
Trojans, a holy war like the crusades, are the
themes of .the epic muse. The Arthurian
idyls and the heroic traditions of the Germanic
races aie of this nature. A rudo age only is
favorable to poesy. People who worship
heroes, believe in tho gods and indulge the
imagination to tho neglect of the reason are
naturally in a poetic 6tatc. Skepticism,
scientific examination, and all that disposes to
realism are tho direct foes to poesy.
In pictorial art and music much the same
conditions obtain. The Greek pamters and
sculptors received their inspiration from re
ligion, and reached their highest achievements
in their statues and picture representations of
their gods. Religion was likewise tho In-"
spiration of tho great painters who glorified
the best period of tho Middle Ages. But
whether in pagan art or Christian art, the
source and springs of inspiration were the
6arae. It has beeu thus with music. Religion
and romance were its begetters and nurturers.
If it were not for Wagner we would say that
the music era, like the art period aud tho npic
age, had culminated aud was moving rapidlv
to its close. We do not risk much to say if,
But tho novelist why should he pass away
like his greater predecessors in art ?
If we allow that the novelist is largely in
debted to the samo sources of inspiration, if
wo submit that ho Is in his way poet, painter,
and musician, who plays upon tho passions of
men, then wo mu6t admit that he is subject to
much tho samo laws.
Tho tendency of extreme civilization Is to
weaken the imagination, to destroy faith, to
discount heroism and to debase men to the
low level of materialism. Wo believe only
what we can weigh, measure, and compute.
Men sharpen their Intelligence with scientific
investigation, and thoy strengthen their per
ceptive faculties by means of lenses and elec
troscopes, but nil this mustering of the forces
of science is In order that wo may increase
luxury and enlarge our bodily comfort.
Tho novelist then must keep pace with tho
march of mind toward realism. Moro than
any other, perhaps, Jules Vorne has per
ceived this movement and has made physi
cal science his handmaid to present his fic
tions of fancy to tho novel-reading public.
His Is tho highest department of realism. Tho
other extreme of the school Is represented by
Zola aud tho other apostles of nakedness and
moral nastiness. Tho ago is moving away
from Walter Scott, from Aloxander Dumas,
from Dickens, and Victor Hugo. Many other
names once great in fiction are all but forgot
ten. The ago will march on until it brings
tho nations to overwhelming wars and society
to decay and internal strife. After tremend
ous revolutions, social and political, nations
will reorganize, society will gradually rehabil
itate itself, races will emerge from bar
barism and then there will be, as
theio havo been before, periods of now
progress and growth In art and letters. In
stead of going on constantly unto perfection,
tho human race goes its rounds of rise, culmi
nation aud lall only to ri6o acrain. This is
social and moral resurrection, just as rotten
ness and decomposition are tho conditions
which are required to produce physical resur
rection. Tho world, moral and physical, re
volves and brings us back to where wo started
from, but withal there is progress.
Tho UnoBcnpuble Corn,
3t. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Even if people were to throw away their
shoes and go barefoot they would havo as
mahy corns as ever, tho only difference being
that tho corns would bo shifted from tho top
and sides to tho bottom of tho foot and be
como worse, for stono-brulses and blisters on
tho solo aro only modified corns. There have
been corns ever since there were feet to grow
them on, and as long as feot hold out corns
will always bo an abundant crop.
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