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THE WASHINGTON HEBALD, SUNDAY, IffABCH 26, 1911.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
Mr. S. M. Fabian gave an intellectual
and creditable pupils' recital last Tues-
day evening, in the beautiful Memorial
Continental lall of the D A. R. before
an audience which fijled it completely.
The first part of the programme was an
exhibition of the technical work with the
practice Claier, and the last half con
sisted of solos and concertos for two
pianos given by the pupils. The exhibition
-of class work in technique was remark
able and instructive, and the programme
was as follows- ,
"Den Juan Mozart
Missrs Olmstrad and Miller.
Satiate (firt and Uiird raoTcments) Grits
itud?, or 10, No. 12. Chopin'
Cappnocio, op. To Brahms
Octaie Study Knllai
Misj II mm
rre'ede. op 5 . . Chopin
Lafbcstraiim No 3 Liszt
"Marcbs Triumphale Gona
Mrs. Jeniio atl MU Fnmm.
a Mazurka . ... .
b Nocturne on. 32. No ? Chopin
"Invitation to the Dap . ton WebcT
Misses Thoaipson ( nlunciim. and Kainpfe, and
Mis Claire Wrlghtson, seven jears old,
plajed two little duets with Mr Fabian,
which showed a crcat deal of talent and
Industry, and quite captivated the liouse.
An interesting programme has been
prepared for a concert to be Riven in
the main auditorium of Keller Memorial
Lutheran Church next Fridav evening',
under the direction of W J Weber, the
organist The soloists will be Mrs Edith
D Bajlv, soprano Mrs D Olin Leech,
contralto. Mr Charles Meiers, tenor,
Mr. Roland Rodmk. kirjtone, Mr.
Joseph O Harrison, violinist, Mr. Louis
A Potter, orpanit and H B Schmidt,
clarinettist. Admission will be free.
Mrs Ernest Lent his been called to
Madison, A is , w here her elder son. AV ti
mer, a professor in the I'niversitj of
Wisconsin, has been seriouslv id The
last report from there is that he has
had a turn for the better, and the phjst
ci ins are now hopeful of his recoverv
Mr. Int did not go. nut held himself
in readiness to leave on short notice for
a week or more
Miss. Marion Mt Fall hf- arranged the
following programme for the special
music.il service on Sunday evening
Anthem, "The Lord Is V.v Light" (Trow
bridgt) bds -olo Abide With Me"
(Ashford), Mr Walter Wooden, duet,
"Lead, Kindlj Light," Mrs James Kerr,
Miss MrFall anthem, "The Golden
Trrcshold (Nevin). organ solo "Adora
tion (Gaul), Mrs Edmund Barr , so
prano solo "Ave Maria' (Gounod), with
-violin obligate bv Miss Koechling, an
them, I'c aco I Lea' e A ith You"
Miss Ethel Tozier had a pupils' piano
rtcital esterda. presenting Miss Inez
Demonet and Miss Mabel Sinclair, at a
musicjl to i Mrs George Demonet. so
prano s .loist, agisted
The Ribinstein Club will have a "Mem
bers' Daj programme next Wednesday
morn ng at the Arlington In the even
ing this, fiiuri'-hing club will celebrate its
third birlhdav bv a masked ball for mem
bers onl to be given in the McNcal
studi i A prize has been offered b the
conductor and pr "-idem Mrs. A M
Blair, for the best costume and disguise
concert work. Miss Craig, who Is now
studying with Mr. Otto Torney Simon,
is a former pupil of Miss Drew. Miss
Craig and Mrs. Beard gave one of the
first musicales of the season.
Miss Kathenne McNeal, of 1219 Connec
ticut avenue, is visiting Mme. Gougan.
the well-known concert pianiste of
I'hiladelphia. Next Saturday, before re
turning home. Miss McNeal will give a
piano recital before a number of Fhlla
delphians of musical and social prominence.
STREET OF THE
Sixteenth Street Owners Are
Ambitious for Property.
The foUmnrc promotions of officers of the Coast Ar
tillery Corp. from the rank of captain to major,
dating from March 3, 1911. are announced: AL
STON HAMILTON'. JOHN C. GILMORE. Jr..
and JOSEI'H L KNOWLTOV.
Leaie of absence for fifteen days a granted First
Lieut. MUCWELL MURRAY. Coast Artillerr
Corps, to take effect on Apnl IT.
The following assignments to re&menU of officers
promoted Marcn 3. 1911. are ordered:
GEORGE O. CRESS from captain. Fourth Caralrr.
from captain, l-'ourth Cavalry, to major. First
Caralrji. ROBERT A. BROWN, from captain.
Fourth Catalry. to major, Ftr Cavalry; II
I.U1U . HOLBROOK. from captain. Kifth
Cavalrr. to major. Eishth Cavaln : LEWIS M.
KOEULElt from captain. Fourth Cavalry, to
major. Fourth Cavalry; ROBERT E. L.
MICIIIE. from captain Twelfth Cavalry, to
major. Ninth Cavalry: JOHN' S FAIR, from
first lieutenant. Ninth Cavalry, to captain.
Fourth Cavalrj. ROBERT J. REANEY. from
first lieutenant, Nxxxid Cavalry, to captain.
Fourth Cavalrv. SHERRARI) COLEMAN, lnra
first lieutenant. Eighth Cavalry, to captain.
Fourth Cavalry. WILLIAM F. HERRING
SHAW from first lieutenant. Thirteenth Cavalry,
to captain Fifth Cavalry, THOMAS K. ROTU
WELL, from second lieutenant. Fifth Cavalry,
to nrst lieutenant. Ninth Cavalry. THOMAS K.
l'THRO. from second lieutenant. Thirteenth
Cavalrj to nrst lieutenant. Second Cavalry, L.
IL TRNFR McCABE. from second lieutenant,
Snth Cavalrj. to fir lieutenant. Lizhth Cav
alry: JAMES It HENRI. Jr. from second lieu
tenant. Fourth Cavalry, to first lieutenant. Thir
FIELD RTILLERY ARM.
EDWARD MILLAR, from major. Fifth Field
Artillery, to lieutenant colonel Fifth Field r
tillcry WILLI M J. SNOW, from captain.
"ixth Field Artillery, to major. Fifth Held Ar
til'erj JOSEI'H i. BARNES, from first lieu
tenant, second Fie'd Artillen to captain, hixth
Field trtillerj. JOHN t,. TaMLL, from sec
ond lieutenant. Fourth Field rtillcry. to first
lieutenant. Second Field Artiller.
Leave of alttence for two months is cranted Second
Lieut. HRR L SIMIS.ON. Tlurd Infantrj. to
take effirt npnn his relief from treatment at the
Vrmy ard Navy General Hospital. Hot Sinnjs.
ScoMid Ueu IIVRRY L SIMPSON Third Infan
try it relieved frcm treatment at tho Arm) ard
Navy General Hn-nUl. Hot Si-nncs. Ark., and
upmi the expiration of the leave of absence will
pmoeed to Manila and report to Rns. (en
(.LORGB S VNDERSON. United States army,
for aixxntment and duty as aid-de-camp on his
Tho leave of absence cranted First Lieut. W LTr It
s. t.RANT Third Caval-y. m Special Orders
No 3 J. Kbraarj 10. 1311, War liepartment. is
citended one mirfith.
Tlie fcllowinsnamrd oriTrs of the Coast rtillery
I inx will report in pervjn to l.uut- Col
riIRLhS I H:wn Least Artillery Conis.
twesidfnt of th.. ex. mining pisird at Galvet'
Values Have Eisen Bapidlj' in
in Past Four Years.
More Than 10O Per Cent Increase
Noticed In Some Parts of Fashion
able Thoroaglifnre Now Lontrest
Renidentlal Street In Tills Cnnntry
Rnnnlnfr Without Cnrve Suburban
Property Is Advancing;.
pike lined throughout lis course with the
handsomest residences and country
homes and estates in this country a fit
ting continuation of "the residence
street ot the world" they have planned
for the southern extremity. At present
the course of the proposed road lies
through fine farming country, but, cer
tain that the road will eventually mate
rialize, many are said to be Investing
already in lands adjacent to the pro
If ambition, business, foresight, and
enthusiasm can accomplish it. Sixteenth
street bids fair to attain the distinction
desired for it, from tho present outlook.
PRESIDENT TO ACT
AS EQUINE SPONSOR
Accepts Bid of Horse Show
"H'$'M"H"-M"M"t t' t1 1 "t"H-! I--M' H11!1 H"t"H"f 'i-C"!-! l"t"t'tKH":- !!
807 Pennsylvania Avenue
TKe Only Women's SpedzJty Store on the Avenue
GIVES APPE0VAI OF PE0JECT
"The residence street of the
world" is the title and distinction
Sixteenth street property owners
have set before them as the goal of
their endeavor. Xot content in the
knowledge that the thoroughfare,
which from Lafayette Park runs
straight as a die for seven miles
without the sign of a commercial
building, is now held by many to
be the fashionable street of Wash
ington, owners of property along
the thoroughfare arc jealbush
guarding their holding's, selling only
on assurances in black and white
that nothing but residences will line
ALRUinr IS UMQCE.
It is said to. be, at this time, the only
fashionable thoroughfare in this countr
of its length built up only in residential
buildings In fact, from now on. proper
ty sellers and owners will not be con-
Tra.. f.j examinaj n ti determine their tinier I u " il Is a''1- witn assurances that pur-
AVlth President Servian Patron,
Elaborate Exhibit "Will Be Held on
Ground Adjacent to Pan-American
Uulldins; In May Army Officers
Iloonilngr the Movement.
Pupils of the Columbia Cnn-enator I
of Mutp tlwin Hart, principal, gave a!
recital in t le new studio rooms last j
Thurda evtninc after which refresh-!
menti. we-e tred I
A -ong -orKo will tiegm in Ingram
Mem rial Church this etning at Si
ocloik, whn the regular choir will be
as- bted l Mis Kthel Lee 'cellist. Mrs.
S Gubai k, Molmist. Miss Vera Hambl,
soprano, and Prof Philip Haer, tenor,
of Iital who will --ing ' Cuja Animam,"
from HosMni btabat Mater " 'Com
fort t Mt I'e ple. anil Ker Valley
Shall Ho Kxaltcl 'rora Messiah ' Han
dell M's K names will recite a poem
with musir al .i . ompaniment There will
be 'cello and ilin -olov, and a trio for
piano, i "Ho, and iolin Mrs Henrj
Hunt M keo is dirtctrets of the choi'
of fort orc-
Miss Mildred Hi(l-r will give a piano re
cital in the mu-n room of the Washing
ton Club on Apnl She will be assisted
b Miss Hi id i Koehler. mzzo-soprano,
and Raiph (jold-mith, iolinist
Mrs. Henry Hunt McKee will gie a
Etudent s recital net W ednesdat evening
in Ingram Memoiial Congregational
t hurch at s TO o (.lot k The soloists will
lie Miss Kthel Leonard. Miss Pearl Clojd
Miss "i ula fctarmll. Miss IJessie Jore,
Miss Ann Howell Miss Marion McCov.
Miss Geln t rgi,on. Mrs K T Jones,
Mrs. Jesuie Hover, Mr Klora Brjlawski,
Mrl-red Mitchell Mr 0-iar Gardner,
and Mr J ilKin--on The will be as
MSted bj Mr-- 1 I" H irnes, reader, Mrs
S Gu-ack iolini--t and Mr L. E Ma
Mr W llliam V Ilngel, pianist, has post
poned his recitil to April J6. when he
will give a, pretentious -programme in
Miss Clanne McCarty has returned
from a trip to Massachusetts She
plajed in Pittsfield. -it a concern in tht
South Congregational Church, giving the
following numbers "Rigoletto," b
Vcrdl-Liszt. 'The Nightingale" (Rus
sian Melodv). bj Liszt. "Valse." by
Chopin; sextet from ' Lucia di Lam-
mennoor (for tlie lert hand), Les
chetizlcv " She also appeared on a pro
gramme at the Seminarj in Northlield,
Pupils of the Columbia Conservator!
cf Music gte an enjoyable recital in
the new studio rooms at 1"16 Calvert
street northwest last night The pupils
taking part in the recital were Misses
Florence and Yeta Hrez. Mis Eleanor
North, Miss Rosalie Bow-en, Miss Juliet
Barbatix, Miss Hvacinth Carow, Mr.
Raymond Hart, Miss Giirda Christiana,
Mr Lyman Tibbcts, and Miss Martha
At the exhibit of the Society of "Wash
ington Artists. Miss Nelta Craig's por
trait of Miss Drew is recelxing favorable
comment. Miss Drew is at present in
Berlin, where she is teaching and doing
for iiromotion Capti Ik hen. s Abemethy and
Andrew Mosrn, First Lieuts. W ilium K. lie
snmbre Itrainerd Tajlcr rery J I'oorer
Wlur C IUk - Ceoru P Ilavev jt . Kichard
I McKennrr, Willuni I'nerson. nd Iiwrence
( . Crawford Second Limts. W irren O Itell
rthur C Lami)-!. John T Howe, Marsl h
Kerne oirv It I-.wratn Liurenee T Walker
Ottn 11 schnri." William It NichoU. I'anl H
Hrrmin William S rultmi Donald M h
bndse Hollu IIL Midler Bit h. ItenntU.
Hcmer It. Oldicld William ' Whitaier J-unes
A Hnce James L. Duiuworth Henrj II Mai
Ten jr hdwan! U Kellj Thruston Hushj
Frederick Monntf jrj Irdyee I. IVreso
I redenek llanna Theolere M Chase, and W llhs
Ieare f atwnce for ffir noitth i cranted Firt
l.ieiit. CLT K. MWMM5 Twelfth Infantrv
In take eiTert upon au amral at bw station in
the l'nit.-d Stato
Cart. HMfi PItSOS Ninth Caralrr. is
detailed for seiee and to fill a taraner in thr
Qiunennaiter s Ueinrnrent. to take effect pnl
3 1911. rice Cap. JOHN S. WINN, nuartrr
nasler ho u rrlieted from detail in that
department to take effect April f 1511 i
assicneil to the Ninth Caralrj to take effect
Cape SAML LL. r KST VL. General Suff 13
rrliered frrm detail a a masbr of tho Gen
eral Mali Cerps.
Capt. WILLI VJI M CnriKSnAVK. Sijrnal Corm.
reliered fn m detail in that corps. Capt.
CItLIKSHAHK will remain on his present du
ties until further order
Lieiit. Cot I) Will J HIMPOIGH is transferred
from the Hrt Field rtlllerr to tho Sixth
Field Attillcn Mo will pnreed to Fort Itllej
Kin'- iuid rrpnrt tu Uie commandms ricer
sixth Held VrtillcrT for di.tr with that rrji
Leave f aWnee for one rrontJi with prrmision
to rrturn fnim he Phjiptune Islands to the
I nited State-i via China and Japan, ts crantxl
Iirit Lieut. LUNLST oIUTjS, Corps of Ln
The resicnation of t"int Uent. HERMAN' N.
RlNPEhhN. Medical norm Corps cf his
cammision in the corps ha been accepted, to
take effect March 30 1911
Capt HKNin -W STVMFCRD. Sisnal Corps is
relieved from tejttnent at the General Hospital
the Presidio t San I raneisco CaL, and will
rejoin Company L-, Signal Corps, at luma,
Special erders direetmi First Lieut. HOWARD L.
M V'tTIN Court Artiilcrj Corps, to report to
the beerd in thj cit for examination to de
termine his fitness fur procotion is revoked
1-rr-t Lieut. HOW tRD U MUTIN Coast Artil
Icrv ( rps will report in peron to Ma j.
FRKriLIUCK T RinNOLDS. Medical Corps,
pres dert e-f the examining beard at I rt Men
roe a. for examination to determine his fitness
Tlie followmc orders have been isued.
Lirat Commandrr ( K Itl'SSLY, to dntr Naval
War College Ncwjioit. R. I.
Lieut Corcmandfr J II DWTON tn dnty connec
tion seneril lionrd Wash.ncton I C
Lieut. . 1! TRAIN, to duty Fore River Shin-
b-nldms Ceimionv Qmney, Mass., connection
nttin; out Walkr -ind dutj in command when
placed in o mnus&ion
Knisn W W BR.DLET. Jr . to duty Hancock.
IS YOUR SKIN ON FIRE?
Does it seem to ou that you can't
tand another minute of that awful
That It MUST be cooled?
That j ow Ml'ST have relief?
Get a mixture of Oil of Wlntergreen,
Thymol, and other soothing ingredients
as compounded only in D. D. D. Pre
scription. Tho ery first drops STOP that awful
The first drops soothe and heal!
D. D. T). gives jou comfort cleanses
the skin of all impurities, and washes
away pimples and blotches over night!
xTake our word on it as your local
Get a Ji.OO or a. 25 cent bottle to-day.
Wcnry Evans, 1006 F bL nw. O'Don
nell's drug- stores.
ADJOURN FOR CORONATION.
Fight In PnrJInment Over Chancre In
Cnnntltntlon May Sot Develop.
London. March 23 'Week after week
events such as the reciprocity treaty with
Canada and the Taft arbitration scheme
hae como to tho front to absorb public
attention here, thus putting the fight oer
the change in the constitution in the
The fact is that at the present moment
it looks as If .there would be no light.
The Radical stalwarts together with the
Natlonists -refuse to listen to even a sug
gestion of compromise. This week a ru
mor was floated to the effect that with
in five weeks Parliment will adjourn
until after the coronation so as to get
that event over quietly and perhaps ar
range a basis of compromise beforp Par
liament could reassemble. Immediately
there was an outcry, and without delay
the rumor was officially denied It Is
probable now that there w 111 be an ad-1
journment for ten days only during the
chasers will build onlv residences, but
will insist that not more than one house
be erected on a lot' and that no lot have
a frontage of less than fifty feet on Six
These rules arc being made to apply
not only to tho downtown section of the
street but even to subdivisions toward
the north end of the street That the
breadth of the street 160 feet with SO
feet of parking makes real estate front
ing on it at anj point attractive, goes
Further proof of its popularity Is seen
in the phenomenal advance in values of
propertv in Sixteenth street In lower
bixteentn street values there has been
an average advance of approximately
75 per cent in the last four ears Land
that in Vi was offered at $1 per square
foot is now in demand at W In some
eases Sixteenth street property has ad
anced from J4 to JT a square foot in
The ite on the corner of Sixteenth and
S streets, for which All souls Church is
negotiating, is offered now at W 73 a
square foot, whereas four vears ago it
might have been purchased af J4 a square
foot, according to real estate brokers
Property in Sixteenth street extended
has risen even more rapidly in price
If a general average were to be struck,
in this section, the present price per
square foot would be. approximately.
T2.."i, as compard with an average price
of 75 cents two ears ago
rjijle Property Popular.
In Argle. one of the attractive sub
divisions, which runs from the new con
crete bridge in Sixteenth street to the
old Brightwood Driving Park, a number
of handsome quasi-suburban homes have
been erected and plans for a new group
of residences are expected to bo an
nounced within a few das The new
residences, six in number, will cost be
tween T7 000 and $30,000 each, and sccral
will be among the handsomest dwellings
in the subdivision
One of the largest property owners in
that section, Arthur V. Machlen. of Bal
timore, is exercising particular care in
disposing of his holdings that nothing
but residences be built He refuses to
sell any ground for speculation, stipu
lating that no house shall be erected on
a lot having less than a 60-foot frontage,
and that 111 eaih case building be started
within a specified time. Property in that
section is now selling about $1 a square
foot for frontage and about J2 a square
foot for corners
But the ideas of those ambitious for
Sixteenth street do not stop even at the
District line. In the future they see,
starting at Sixteenth and H streets,
"Washington, a thorot'ghfarc running
without cure or bend fifty-four miles to
the famous battlefield of Gettysburg, a
President Taft Is the patron of the
National Capital horse show, which is to
be held May 4, 5, and 6 on ground adja
cent to the building of the Bureau of
A committee of the Riding Club of
Washington, which is promoting the
show, waited on the President cstcrday
morning and received his approval of its
project and his acceptance of it invita
tion to serve as patron. President Taft
will stand sponsor in a measure for the
show. He is deeply interested in the
movement for better horses
President Taft attended the military
horse show at Fort Mcr to obserc what
progress had been made recently In tho
training of military mounts It is his
desire to develop in the I'nited State3
Cavalry more ctliclcnt horses than arc
used by any other countr in the woild
and he believes the horse show is one of
the best mediums through which this can
Miosv for People.
"William Llttauer, a member of the ex
ecutive committee, which has the show
in charge, said jesterday:
"We want to make the National Capital
horse show a horse show of the people.
b the people, and for the people. We
fully realize that without the support of
the masses we can accomplish little to
ward the benefit of the equine race '
The prices for the ll c performances
which will be given during the three-day
show will be so low that any one in
Washington may attend
Maj Henry T Allen. L S A . a mem
ber of the General Staff of the army and
ar. expert horseman, said estcrda
"What.wc desire is to educate the peo
ple in the breeding of better horses.
Wo must confess that at times tho re
markable exhibitions of foreign caalry
ttnd to make us jealous us a nation
All kinds of hordes, exent. perhaps, the
race horse, have been neglected oer here
What we must do is to raise the "Stand
ard The hor-e show t be given next
A.a, and the many more which will be
given in Washington and eNewherc. will
srve to show the people what can be
cone in the wav of breeding fine hor"to
and will interest more people In the pro
Work is going on rapidlv on the show
grounds and stables The show associa
tion his opened offices at S14 Seventeenth
street northwest, where it will transact
Edward H. McLean has been appointed
te serve on the executive committee of
the hor-e show Mr McLean is one of
the leading horsemen of Wa-shington and
will enter a number of harness horses
in the show next May
Invitation for lie flravr.
Maj Allen, as chairman of the execu
tive committee of the show, has extended
an invitation to P V De Graw, Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General, who Is
also president of the Washington Horse
Show Association, which gave the horse
show last fall, to participate in the
National Capital horse show.
The invitation includes members of the
Washington Horse Show Association,
and of the Road Drivers and Riders'
Club, of which Mr. De Graw was for
The invitation will be formally con
vcved to the Road Drivers and Riders'
Club by Mr De Graw, and if it is ac
cepted the club members will participate
in the opening of the show. A parade
in roaa wagons probably will be ar
ranged, the horses of the local men
wearing the ribbons they have won.
In acknowledging the receipt of Maj.
Allen's letter of Invitation. Mr. De
Graw expressed a desire that tho Na
tional Capital horse show may develop
into an international affair.
Aim j J
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Two Big Specials
for Two Days Only
$35 Suits, Special, $24.75
Exact copies of the nobbiest styles shown by leading Fifth Avenue
tailors. Cream serges, with black hairline stripes; all-wool black and
white checks, and blue and black French merges, of superfine quality;
in the new low-collar effect now so popular: two and three buttons;
handsomely trimmed with soutache or broad braid : nicclv lined.
House and Street Dresses, $8.98
The woman who buys one of these dresses gets a real bargain.
The display embraces a wide variety of Taffetas, Foulards, and Mcssa
lines, in the very latest and most popular styles. There arc plain blacks,
browns, wine shades, polka dots, and stripes; stylishly trimmed; lace
jokes, collars, and cuffs; long and short sleeves. Actual values up to
It will more than pay you to visit our store. You will find creations here that arc distinctive
exclusive models, made up especially to our order patterns after our own ideas. The spring season
showing is very pleasing to the women of taste. You will find our prices aluaxs lower than the
average women's shops. Step in to-morrow look around we ask our inspection. Xo trouble to
J. S. Leatherman Co., 807 Pa. Ave.
M"r-S-'r .; . .;. .. .yrj.rjr
BIG HYDRAULIC RAM
NOW EATING HEART
OUT OF BENNING HILL
Western Mining Process Is Washing Down Six Hun
dred Tons of Earth Each Day.
Forms ctv Italian Cabinet.
Rome, March 25. Signor Glolittl has
formed a cabinet in co-operaUon with
the Socialists and Radicals. Official an
nouncement will be made either on
March 23 or March 30 of the policy of
the new cabinet, - which will be anti
clerical, bqt will include electoral and
fiscal reforms and a bill for workmen's
In one of the most historically romantic spots in the District of
Columbia, a new industry, unannounced and practically unknown to
the greater part of Washington's population, has sprung up and flour
ished in the last twelve months.
In that industry, the District is festering the only lndraulic or
placer mining plant east of the Rockies, and the output is 600 tons
daily of fine assorted sands and gravels, used for all building purposes.
Besides finding a large market among local contractors and builders,
the product is being shipped to all localities in this part of the countrv.
At the present rate of progress thirty years' work will be required to
exhaust the supply.
A VERITABLE GOLD MItE. -
Through the foresight of a Wilming
ton capitalist this spot, rich in historic
TO COMMENCE TO-DAY
Dedication of Giant Statue to Victor Emmanuel
Starts Year's Festivities, Marking Fiftieth An
niversary of Independent Kingdom.
ZIONISTS HALT PBEACHER.
Italic Tnmnlt In Vienna When
American Starts to Speak.
Vienna. March 25. An American preach
er, named Russell, had an unpleasant en
counter with the fanaUcal sectio'h of the
Zionists last Wednesday evening when
ho attempted to address a meeUng at the
Hotel Continental. It was attended by
Ihe chaplain of the British Embassy and
many members of the American and Eng
As soon as the Rev. Mr. Russell and
his interpreter ascended the platform
the Zionists, who were present In largo
numbers created a deafening uproar.
So ominous did the situation become
that Mr. Russell was Anally compelled to
leave the hall under the guard of the
Rome, March 25 To-morrow, with the
dedication of the eighth wonder of tho
world, a gigantic statue of Victor Em
manuel, the Italian Washington, which
has been under course of construction for
the past twelve jears and cost $12,000,000,
Italy will commence a celebration of the
fiftieth anniversary of the Italian cham
ber's proclamation of tho country as an
independent kingdom, which will last dur
ing an entire year, and open to tho world
exhibitions of art,; science, agriculture,
and mechanics without a peer In the his
tory of national expositions.
Planning? (or a, Decade.
Tho history of this great exposition ot
thanksgiving to commemorate tle regen
eration of Italy from despondent poverty
and pracUcal bondage' to independence
under the guiding hand of, Victor Em
manuel II extends over nearly a decade,
and Ig so closely connected with the build
ing of the great monument to Italy's sa
vior that to describe the events leading- to
the building of one must necessarily bring
about a description of the other.
Just before the dawn of the alMteeata
century an agitation was set afoot in
Italy looking toward the erection of a
memorial to Victor Emmanuel. The col
lection of the 'fund for this work met
with Instant success the grateful popu
lace, from King to peasant, contribut
ing so willingly that millions were soon
at the command of the promoters of the
plan, and actual work was at once be
gun. As the years passed and the great
memorial gradually took shape under the
skillful hands of the arUsts. another plan
was set afoot a plan to hold an interna
tional exposition, or world's fair. This
plan was first adopted by the municipal
council of Rome in 1903.
All Nations Invited..
In I90S anaUonal committee decided to
make tho unveiling of the statue and the
celebration of Italy's independence one,
and for three years the people of Italy
have labored with feverish energy to com
plete an exhibition worthy of great events
they were to 'commemorate. That they
have succeeded cannot be doubted when
one glances over the formidable array of
exhibits, not only of all the countries
in ihe world, but of every era of their
own, to which the have invited the na
tions of ithe -worl. f J
interest, but seemingly of little addi
tional value, has been turned into a
veritable gold mine opening up broad
vistas and disclosing possible golden op
portunities for many acres of practically
abandoned ground, where the soil com
position may be equal! as rich along
the same lines.
Joseph Swift is tho Wilmington cap
italist. The spot is the former site of
old Kort Mahan, and part of the exten
sive fteall or Planning estates, a com
manding hill overlooking the irftersecUon
of Benning and Anacostla roads. And
into the very heart of the big hill a
hydraulic ram throwing a two and one
half Inch stream of water under 110
pound pressure is poinUng the way to
a new industry in Washington and a
period of improved building materials and
better buildings. A landmark Is disap
pearing to make way for another step
toward "Industrial Washington."
The few visitors to the spot are given
a sight of hvdraulic mining in its most
advanced conception a process reserved
as a show view even in picturesque Cali
forniathat is. If they are fortunate
enough to obtain the guidance of Capt.
William A. Faulkner, general manager
of the plant, whose energy, generalship.
and supervision have made the industry
a success from tho start. From the road
nothing appears but a group of small
power and engine houses, a short trestle
and piles of immaculate, gleaming sands
By Royal Grant.
To the site Itself is attached a ter
ritorial pedigree that goes back to the
reign of King George III ot England.
It was contained in one of the royal
grants from the hand of the latter and
figured in tho letters of Lord Baltimore
late In the eighteenth century.
Shortly after the close of the Revolu
tionary war it passed into the hands of
a wealthy landowner named Beall, and
was known as "Beall's Adventure." Ad-
Joining it on the west is another part of.
tne original estate, set down )n musty
records as "Beall's Pleasure," and be
tween the two properties, down what is
now the Anacostla road,. Gen. Ross led
his British forces as he retired from tTic
burning capital during tho war of 1S12,
passing under the silent fortifications of
Fort Mahan. from which the small gar
rison had watched the firing of the
The first mansion was erected on the
place early In tho nineteenth century,
after "Beall's Adventure" had been sold
to another family, the head of which
Is still remembered by ancient darkeys
living around there as "Marse Majah
Manning." For jears even after It had
descended to the major's eldest son. Dr.
Wilford Manning the place was one of
the handsomest plantaUon estates In this
vicinity. Farmed by scores of slaves,
boasting fine 'horses and live stock, and
within a few miles of the Capitol, it was
one of the show places of the District.
Maj. Manning had all the Southerner's
love of fine- horseflesh, and on the crest
of the hlU may sUtl be seen traces of
the half-mile track where his thorough
breds received their training and exer
cise, a favorite sport which the major
passed on to b!sson.
Dr. Manning -was one of the hundreds
who left fors( the war when the first
thunders of civil strife were heard In
1961. Like hundreds, too, he neither re
turned nor sent back: messago after the
farewell wave of his hand aa he disap
peared from sight of his plantation. Mrs.
Manning remained on the plantation, but
without the master's hand and with
slavery a thing of the past, the estate
lost much of its former grandeur and
became principally a place of residence
for herself and her family. When Mrs.
Manning died, about fourteen jears ago,
the place passed on to her eldest daugh
ter, Mrs. Helen Manning Havenner. and
has since been known as the Havenner
When tho Wilmington capitalist. Into
whose hands tho entire estate 116 acres
fell a Httlo more than a year ago.
learned of the possibilities for fine sands
and gravels, he speedily dispatched a
corps of geologists to the scene. After
drilling and tesUng In a number of
places. Mr. Swift's, expert brought back
glowing accounts of the composition of
the soil and plans immediately were be
gun to start placer mining operations
on an extensive scale. The machinery
reached the scene In January, 1310, and
by April the first finished product was
readj And after several thousand tons,
had been cut out of the hill, it was
found that some sections contained na
tive gold in sufficient quantities to justify
the use of mercury plates in the flumes
to catch the precious vellow- particles.
Stream of Terrific Force.
The first cutting was begun at an
elevation of about ninety feet from tho
road. The top of the hill has an eleva
tion of 127 feet, measured from the Ben
ning road. The water is pumped from
a small near-by creek and, shooting with
terrific force from the nozzle of the
hydraulic "gun," eats into the hill, the
forte of gravity carrving the water, sand,
gravel and refuse back into a large
flumr. which carries the material through
a complicated svstcm of separators, by
which the material is divided into eleven
different grades and varieties of build
ing materials The water, earning with
it the mud and substance of which no
u-e can be made, is carried by the
flump back to a settling pool near the
creek After tho sediment has suf
ficiently settled, the cleur water is turned
back into the creek and used again, the
stream of the creek supplving just about
enough water to care for the seepage
and evaporation. ,
From the separating machines, the fin
ished product, after having been thor
oughly washed bv a system of spravs
until each pebble glistens like an ore
specimen, is automatically loaded into
small dump cars and run out to Its ap
pointed place, or dropped into the wait
Hitherto all of the sand and gravel
supply for this city has been dredged
from the Potomac river.
Unique not only for Washington, but
for the greater part of this country, tho
plant is well worth a visit by all who
are interested in the development of nat
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