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Work Accomplished by the Citizens Northwest NorthwestSuburban NorthweStSuburban NorthwestSuburban
Suburban Association AssociationIts Assoc atlon atlond atlonIts
Its Field of Labor Showing Work Accomplished and andPlans andPlans andPlans
Plans Laid Out Together with Interesting Sketch Sketches sketchos ¬
os of a Few of Its Prominent Members
The Citizens Northwest Suburban SuburbanAssociation SuburbanAssociation SuburbanAssociation
Association of which Mr Charles C CLancaster CIanrastcr CLancaster
Lancaster is president was organizedabout organized organizedabout organizeabout
about seven years carR ago and it I now one oneof oncI oncof oneof I
of the most flourishing societies in the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District of Columbia Its marked marUcdsuc marUcdsucc suc success succcs ¬
cess c has hasb been beon cn due in large measure to tothe tothe tothe
the energetic efforts of Mr Lancaster Lancasterwho LonClllstcrwho Lnncasterwho
who has addressed addrcslledhlmleH himself to its inter interests intIrests interests ¬
ests andaiTvaiicement with that unfail unfailing un unfailing fail failI1g ¬
ing ing skill and foresight which have hav till dlitingrishcd tilltingdshcd tUitingcisl1ed
tingrishcd him in the busines circles circlesof circlcsof circlesof
of the th city cit In every everydepartnieit department of his hiswork hiswork
work however the president hns been beenably beenably beenably I
ably seconded by the members l11elllb lsof of the theassociation theaso theassociation
association aso < laion among whom are many mn of ofthe oft11t ofthe
the best known citizens of Washington 1ashingtonand Washingtonand Washingtonand
and a number of gentlemen of nationalrapuation national nationalrcpu nationa1rqmat
rcpu rqmat rapuation ation on No opportunity tJ t make the theorganization t1Horganization tineorymization
organization a strong factor in the thegrowth thegrowth thegrnwdt
growth and development of the section sectionit
it was a formed to tc < t rye ins bern neglect neglectd ucglecttd
td d and the result rc nlt is that today Tenley Tcnleytoxvn Tenleytown Tenleytovrn
town and the country immediately ad adiiccm ads
s iiccm to to it constitute one on of the most mostitrniiiiR mostcharming I IchilIIing
itrniiiiR and healthful localities within withinthe withintle withintle
tle district of Columbia the home of ofIhe ofthe
the lnitld nitrd States fovcrnruiit owrnmei I
spring and harvest time has the Citi Citizens Citizens Cititens ¬
zens Northwest N orthlest Association wrought a agreat ajreat arent
great rent work workn a work which ybich has been beenhelpful b been beenhelpful cn cnhclplllf
helpful to all not only in the matter of ofimprovement ofimprovemcnt ofimprovement
improvement in general conditions but buti butadvancement
i tfpe advancement of real estate ettatc values valuestT valuest vddlucsto
tT t to 1 figures gures commensurate with the thelln thellnportance thelnportance Itn Itnporlance
portance of ofthc the section and in many manyother lIIall lIIallother manyother
other ways waysIt waI waIIt waysIt
It is not possible in the brief spaceallotted space spaceallotted spaccIlIotLed
allotted to a I newspaper article to re re recount 1ecount recount ¬
count in detail the work < done by this tnjssociety t1iissociety thissociety
society since incc its organisation organiZllti n It It wail wfllbe wtIlbe wailbe
be lufficicnt to sar say sa that through its itsinfluence itsillflucl1lc itsinfluence
influence the attention of the Government Goverii Goveriimcnt Goerj1ment
mcnt has been called to the nUceism iidcasfty iidcasftyof 1 CeJsih CeJsihof y yof
of liberal appropriations for the im fn1provement improvement ill1provCmen ¬
provement t of the territory within its itsjurisdiction itsJurisdiction itsiuristlictton
jurisdiction While it is true tliattheaid tlia tJiatrthe tJiatrtheald the theaid
aid asked for has not always bean real rsalIzed r realIzed al alIzed
Ized the drafts upon the Treasury tor forexpenditure torXIIll1diture torexpenditure
expenditure in the Tcnlcytown region regionwhich re regionwlieli iol iolwhicil
which Congress has at various tinqiesatifhbrized times timesaufliirized tlqtes tlqtesauthorized
authorized have h e not been altogether nlttge nlfogethcr cr dis disappointjng disappointIng dtsappoint4ug
appointIng a happy consequence due dtlein duein
in considerable measure to tothc the feet that thatthe thatI thatthe
I the requests for legislative assistnncc assistancewere assistnnccwere assistnnccwere
were based upon tt 0 considerations involv involving inolillg invohiug ¬
ing the public pub pubic ic welfare In this way wayprovision wayproisiol1 uvayprovision
provision has ha been made for the inaug inauguration inauguration inaugtiration ¬
uration of a atent system < tem of light on streets streetsand streetsilncl streetsand
and roads and in the course conr of a few ictyweeks fewweeks fewwecks
weeks the thoroughfares thorol1 hiar elected will willbe willc willbe
be c as brilliantly bril1ia lIly illuminated as tlqsg mho mhothe m mthe i ithe > >
the residential quarters tar rrrrs of the city d y yoJ > Jv
j The Th territory within which the work workthe worki workof
of < > i the associaion is i done embraces that tliaiportion thaL110n thatporion
portion 110n on of the District oi Columbialying Columbia Columbialying Columbia1yin
lying 1yin west of Rock Creek and east of oftlic ofthe ofthe
the Potomac River from the city limits limitsto limitsto limitsto
to the th boundary of the District It also alsoincludes alsoincludcs alsoincludes
includes the village of Tenlcytown TenlcytownUpon TenlcytownUpon 1cuieytownUpon
Upon every part of this extensive area areanature areanaturc areat
t nature has stamped the impress impress of pic picturesque picturesquc picluresltte ¬
turesque beauty Streching adjacent to tothe tothe toii
ii the great zoological park and Rock RockCreek RockCrl RockCreek
+ Creek Crl k Park created by the GovernInept Govern Government Govcrnmcnt ¬
Inept at enormous expense cx Ieusc within withinwhich withinwhich withinwhich
which the trained eyes 01 of expert land landscape landslapc landscaf ¬
scape scaf gardeners are daily discovering discoveringnew discoveringnew lJcovcingntw
new opportunities s for improvement improvementstand improvementstanr
stand 5 stanr an scores of handsome handsome homes with withspacious withpacious withspacious
spacious lawns und md tall shade trees be between bctween betw ¬
tween tw cen which one may catch entrancing entrancingvisions cntrancingvi
jl visions vi ons of the city with it its many sacred sacredspires sacredspin sacredspires
spires spin and cosly public buildings from fromUH fromtilt fromt1mc
UH midst mid t of which ris ri 1 s i in simple but butimpressive butIlIIlr butintlucssivc
impressive IlIIlr ssive majesty the i all white shaft shafterected Ihaftrreclcd haft hafterected
erected to the tIn memory of Washington WashingtonA
f A A few year prior tj the formation format on oftit of ofilit oiltht
tit Citizens Northwest Nu rtli est Suburban Asso Association Association sso ssoC ¬
ciation C ation this large tract of country COUl1il hadhardly had hadhardly hadhardly
hardly been touched by the l hand nd oi oiman oiman ofnman
man It Stood forth in its ru rusplendor ratdcc ratdccsplendor uge ugeple1111or
splendor awaiting awaitin the coming oi oi the day dayywhen daywhen da dawhen
when human skill should sl uld tint with nh at atthe a t tthe tthe
the wondrous panorama created by bydivine hydiinc bydivine
divine comaiul and make of it it a dwell dwelling dwellilg dwellimg ¬
ing place for fo mortals weary wear for the themoment thernilnlnt thenvnent
moment of the cares and toils tOil oi life lifeAnd lifeAnd lifeAnd
And the time came allie With the advent adventf adventof
01 < > f this thi assocation assocation the real work of the thedevelopment thcdevelopment thedevelopment
development of the tw section was com commenced comnllf1ctd cnntnunced ¬
menced Every Ever question involving the thehealth thcIllalth thehealth
health and happiness of those destined destinedi I I11e
to i < > live within its limits has been care carefully careInily carefully ¬
fully intelligently intelllgentl and a 1111 fairly considered consideredand cunsile consileretland ed I
and the practical results of the con conclusion conclusions ¬ I
clusion arrived at bear ample evidence evidenceof
of the wisdom wi d111 oi the plans ndoi adopted nor ed d by bythe hytl bythe
the tl association nSO a socaton latlollo Not only for tint class classof classnt classt
t of busy men who m the close clo > e of of tin tindays tit titday thelays
days day toil lone for the rest to be found foundduring foundduring foundduring
during the th sunny summer season of the theyear thef theyear
year f within the friendly shadow shndo of the thetrees theIrClS theics
t trees which tin tllch i wdr wire Vlr + Gods first rst temples tenPleabut templesbut tClllplebut
but for for those who vlio labor l bor in workshop workshopand workshopand orkshopand
and in 111 factory factor a u I well ell as for or the farm farmers farmers farmV ¬
V ers oi the neighborhood nir t llrwod vyhosc whose broad broadd
d fertile ari ae beautiful alilte in inl
mivcmcnt is now on foo for the im umorovemcnt improvement imnrovemcnt ¬
provement oi the following streets and andavenues andavenucs andavenues
avenues avenues Connecticut avenue extended extendedwest extendcdCt extendedwest
west Ct of Rock Creek Wisconsin avenue avenueextended avenueextcnded avenueextended
extended Albermarle street from Connecticiit Con Connecticut Connecticut ¬
necticut avenue to Broad Branch road roadVtima rondYnma roadYuma
Yuma street to Albemarlc street streetPierce streetPicrce streetPierce
Pierce Mill road from Wisconsin to toConnecticut toConnccticut toConneticut
Connecticut avenue Grant road from fromBroad fromBroad fromBroad
Broad Branch road to Wisconsin ave avenue avcnue arcnue ¬
nue River road from Tcnlcytown to toDistrict toDistrict toDistrict
District line Rock Creek < Ford road roadfrom roadfrol11 roadfrontliilltary
frontliilltary from Military I Ii IIta r road to Broad Branch Branchroad Branchroad Branchroad
road Chesapeake street from Grant Grantroad GrantIond Grantroad
road to Belt road In asking for the theimprovement thcimvrocment theimprovement
improvement of these highways the theassociation thcaSlociatlon theassociation
association simply anticipates action actionwhich actionwhich ction ctionwhich
which it will be necessary for Congress Congressto
to take of its own motion in order to topreserve 10rellervc topreserve
preserve rellervc the harmony of whatever plans pansmay plansmay pans pansl11a
may l11a be adopted for augmenting the thebeauty thebeauty thebeauty
beauty of the public reservations in the theRock thlRock theRock
Rock Creek section Efforts for other othermprove lithermJrotttlent othermprovetnen
mprove mJrotttlent mprovetnen ien8 eleswherc referred to arein are arein arlin
in progress and the indications ne nethat IItthat arcthat
that the hopes of the association a5So ifllion will WI be befully b bfully befully
fully realized realizedIhe realizedthe
the I he officers of the organization arc asfollows as asfollows a aiollo
I follows iollo 5 Charles C Lancaster 1 anCl1ster tires presiri 11 tiresr I Iin
in < < ri r Colonel Cn tore Robert m I Fleming first firstvicepresident
i I vicepresident Hon John B Mend IlemKron Mends
I s ron 011 second vicepresident Rc Rec > II IL E ER ER
t R Reck third vicepresident Rev RevJoseph HevJOStlIh ltcvJoseph
Joseph C Mallon fourh four viceprcsi vicepresident viceprcsidvnt keprcsic1
dent c1 lIt Rev He J MacBride Mac ride Stcrre Ster e fitih fitihvicepresident tiilhv FfmbVice
Vice vicepresident v ice JJrCij resident ent Charles C Qrle R Morgan Morgantreasurer Ilorllantrcuurer Morgantreasurer
treasurer John W Y Chappell MDsecretary MD MDsecretary < 10 10ccrtaYi
secretary lit A MIl4y M I Ray r sergeantat sergeantatarms sergealltala sergeantatarms
arms a r1l1s
Something About Roads RoadsA
A subject lIhjt t in which the members of ofthe oflhe ofthe
the Northwest Association arc intensely intenselyinterested intense1 intense1interested intenselyinterested
interested just now is drat tlr t of the grad grading gradinrr grading ¬
ing and an macadamizing of the highways highwaysof
of the Northwest district di trict It is to be beregretted be1tRrett beregretted
regretted 1tRrett d not alone aloll by the people who wholuc whoIiI wholive
luc IiI e on the other side of Rock Creek Creekbut CreekhIlI Creekbut
but by the citizens of Washington that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the roads leading to the many places placesof placesof
of interest in the vicinity have regard regardless regardless regardless ¬
less of numerous aP appeals Pals for their tholrim tholrimprovemel1t im improvement t t o oprovement ¬
provement been neglected by the Gov Government GO GOcrnment Gow Gowernmeut ¬
ernment Many of these suburban suburbanthoroughfares suhlltmttI subttthanthorough
I thoroughfares thorough aces which by the appopria appopriation app opria opriation opriation
tion of ccirsj aravvcly ala cy small Shla stuns sum mih
> 5e e transformed into Appian Ways are arepractically arepra arepractically
practically pra tical in the same primitive condi condition condltion condilion ¬
tion that they were forty odd years ago agoHad agoHad agoIlad
Had Congress given the subject the at attention attention attention
tention it deserves the area west of the theewntersiof thewaters thewatcrs
waters wntersiof of Rock Creek now nowa adorned adornedwith adornedwith orncd orncdwith
with palatial homes the result 6f rail railway railway railway ¬
way construction would be far in ad advance advance advance ¬
vance of its present degree of qjtractive qjtractiveness tractive tractiveness tractiveness
ness There is nothing surprising in inthe inthe
the fact that the roads leading from from the thecity thecity thecity
city to the District line some of of which whichtraverse whichtravcrse whichtraverse
traverse historic soil cause remarks by byno byno byno
no means complimentary to our national nationallawmakers naHonnl naHonnllaWl11alcrs tmat onal onallawmakers
lawmakers to drop rop from the lips of vIi vIiitors visitors vl vlitors ¬
itors to the Capital Strangers do not notexpect notcXllect nottexpect
expect to find the seat of government governmentof
of the nation with its miles of streets streetsalmost strectalmost streetsalmost
almost as iu smooth as an oaken floor floorenvironed f1 floorenvironedby or orcmlroned
environed environedby by a system system of public high highways highwars highways ¬
ways which would shame the residents residentsof
of a twentieth cennry mountain village villageBut villageBnt villageBut
But that is what those whose pleasure pleasurejaunts pleasureJaunt pleasurejaunts
jaunts Jaunt are extended beyond the city citylimits citylimits
limits discover Is it any wonder that thatcomments thatcomments thatcomments
comments arc sharp harJ > and that one trip tripover tripOU tripover
over the suburban roads of Washington Washingtonis
is enough to satisfy any anyone one who has hasnot hasnot hasnot
not had experience as a Star Route Routemail Routel11ail Routemail
mail rider The approaches to no other othercity othcrcily othercity
city in the country are so indifferently indifferentlycared indiTerentl indiTerentlcared indifferentlycared
cared for and ttho ho o will essay cssay to deny denythat den1that denythat
that those hosc leading to Washington with withits whhits withmits
its matchless thoroughfares the most mostbeautiful mottbeautiftll mostbeautiful
beautiful of all the capitals cnlitals of the world worldare worldare lorll1are
are not worthy worth of painstaking attention attentionupon attentiQnupon attentionupon
upon the part of men whom the people peoplehave IleoplChwe peoplehave
have intrusted with the aaffirs of gov government governmcnt governnient ¬
ernment In this age of automobiles it itwould itwould itwould
would be difficult to find a more delightlid delight delightful delighteu1 ¬
lid and healthful hcalthftllsourcc source of pleasure leasure than thana thanaride thanaside
a aside ride in any any direction through the coun country coun country cotlntry ¬
try stretching away toward the District Districtline DistrIctilte Districtlute
line beyond Rock Creek if the roads road1were road roadIVcre roadswere
were in proper condition for the opera operation oxerttion
tion of vehicles of that kind Not ollery only onlywould on only onlywould y ywould
would fch f ch improvement add to the at attractions attractions aim aimtractions >
tractions of the city for the thoiixandjj thoiixandjjwho thomand thomandwho tlmousandwho
who annually annna visit it but it would fen fencourage > + i icourage
courage investment by me meami men of 1I11tJI 1I11tJIaud mr t s sad
ami thus by increasing inctCaslt1 tl tlwealth the ttttlibl ttttlibllth taugfblti
wealth i lth of the th DUtrict tact play playfBfft an anift f fpartsim
fBfft ift part partsim irr fl1 fl1the H l ltrtilirthy ltrtilirthythe Ytm tlres + l f fthe
the public revenues But it woul woulmore omore 0 0more
more than that thatit it would inspire inspirebrighter a abrilohter abrighter
brighter flame of patriotism in the heart heartof heartof heartof
of every pilgrim to the Capital Ca > ital caus causing cau caung causing ¬
ing ng the multitudes 11111ltittl t of o of men and womenwho women womenwho womenwho
who Come 01111 to Washington every year rar to toleel toitd tofeel
feel that they have an interest in the thesplendid thesplendid thesplendid
splendid city erected on the banl banks < s of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Potomac Why is it then that thatCongress thatCUI1 thatCongress
Congress CUI1 ress has passed over a subject so soworthy soworthy soworthy
worthy of at least careful considerationIt consideration consi eratioll eratiollctrt
It certainly ctrt illly can no be became belaulcthe the at attention tlttention attention ¬
tention of our Senators and ar1 Represent RepresentaHves Representatives Represertatives
atives has not been called to it t for M Mrvery rtvery atevery
every < very Fesion for several yearr yea iT both the theDistrict theDistrict theDistrict
District Commissioners Commill joners and the Citi Citizens Citizens Cidzees ¬
zens Northwest N orthwc t Association have asked askedihem askedhem lIkedIhem
ihem to beginthe work of providing providinghighways provltlinlohghay providinghighways
highways in keeping lelJ > ina with the constant constantly ¬
ly increasing 1crea < linr requirements and artistic artisticstatus artisticstatlls artisticstattts
status of the ci y Can it be that the thedeiay theIay timedciay
deiay < is due cuc c lIe to a t penurious inclination inclinationifi
to hoard the money qf the Government GovernmentIt
It would hardly seem so in view iew of ofthe ofthc oftime
the fart that thousands of dollars are areannually areal1nually areannually
annually appropriated for opening openingcreeks openingcrtcls openingcreeks
creeks and snrall sl all rivers which after afterhc afterhe afterhe
he improvement has been made ar arscarcely ale alescarcely arcscarcely
scarcely ceen recp lee enough enoll h to float a light lightdraught lightdraujtht lightdratlght
draught bateau There are promising promisingindications promising1H promisingindications
indications 1H cations however that this much muchneeded muchneedcd muchneeded
needed work of improvement will peon toonbe peonbe pon ponbc
be under way At any 1111 rate the asso association auodation association
ciation does not intend intcnilto to give up the thefight thcfight thefight
fight as the appropriations asked tor torare for forare forare
are for the public good and not no for the thebenefit thebenefit timebenefit
benefit of private individuals The 1 te con construction conI construetion ¬
I struction of the Connecticut avenue avenuebridge avcnueI avenuebridge
I bridge work upon which has already alrcadyI
I been commenced con t1cnccd is ms one of the most mosthopeful 1110sthopeful mosthopeful
hopeful signs of the thcnew new year yearTho yearThe cnr cnrTho
Tho Connecticut Avonuo Brldgo BrldgoThe DrldgoThe t3rtdgaThe
The construction of the Connecti Connecticut Connictlcut Connecticut ¬
cut avenue bridge which as above aboveremarked ahovlrenmrkcd aboverenarked
remarked has been commenced will willbe willbe willbe
be an important addition to boththe both boththe boththe
the business interests and the beauty beautyoi bealltvoi heautyof
oi the city l ty and its picturesque sub
iB G bridge will be quite as gratifying gratifyingthe gratifyingthe
the people of the city as to those thosejib tlmoseImo
jib Imo 10 live in the suburbs toward which whicht whichIcads whichleads
t leads Hence this is not a work workJu workthc worktime
Ju the interest of the locality adjacent adjacentTenlcytown adjacentTcnlcylown adjacentTenleytown
Tenlcytown alone but one which will willof willt
6 of benefit to every very erv resident of the theSistrict thelmict theistrict
Sistrict lmict It will furnish for pleasure pleasureUekcrs pleasureOekers
Uekcrs a drive unequalled perhaps by byiy bymy
i iy 1 > municipal highway in the country countryfttl country
fttl d thus stimulate the progressive spirit spiritT spiritmen spiritmnen
T men who have already investedmottsands invested investedliomands invested10lUands
liomands of dollars in this inviting invitingnd jnvitin jnvitintd invitingid
nd td healthful suburban district Inci Incilentallv IslCItntallv Incretmtally
lentallv it may be added the erection erectionf erectionrthe erectionIilme
rthe f he bridge and the extension of Co CoC Con ConIcticut ConClicllt
Icticut C Clicllt avenuc suggest su suggest est the imperative imperativettcessity Imperat inmperativeessity c cessity
ttcessity essity for the highway improvement improvementjUewliere improvcmcntcwhere inmprovementewhere
jUewliere cwhere alluded to and present an anlanswerable anmanswerabic
lanswerable tI11 < 1wernblc argument in favor of ofirompt oftompt ofrompt
irompt and efficient Congressional ac acftm act act
1 ftm t n to that end That the bridge will willje wille
je e completed and ready read for use at no noilstant noIitant nolatent
ilstant latent day is assured by an approprla approprlafjon appropIaon approp ia iaon
fjon on of 63000 The work has been beensfommcnced becnml1lcnced beeni
sfommcnced i ml1lcnced and it is said will be beSiished belshed heushed
Siished lshed as vigorously vigorous as possible In Inmi Inl Into
mi l to meantime the Citizens Citizens Northwest NorthwestAssociation Northwestas t tIsociatioll
Association Isociatioll as onution through President Lan LanjMtcr Lanter Lantcr
jMtcr ter and am other officers officers has asked for forE foradditional foradditional
E additional onal appropriation of 100000 100000nttl 100000tl ioooootl
nttl tl there is every reason to believe that thatJSe thatI that1C
JSe 1C I request will be favorably acted upon uponPTlic uponIlc uponhe
PTlic Ilc building of bridges bri < gei anu an anu public publicMads publicds publicds
Mads ds however are not the only mat niatys matIs nmatis
ys Is winch wh ch the Northwest Association Associationhad Associations
> had under consideration for some someme somce sonice
me e e and upon which as upon every everyiher ccry1cr everyter
iher 1cr question with which it essays to togal total toesl
gal u it has left the lasting impress il11pre s of ofitelligent oftelligent oftelligent
itelligent telligent resolution Months ago it ittgan itgar
tgan gar to discuss the pros and cons so suspeak soi SJspeak
i speak involved in a satisfactory solo soltijpn solun soloin
jpn in n of the fire department problem problemijie Iroblenmme > roblel11 roblel11Ie
ijie Ie association auocii ltion addressed itself itsc f to the thejik thek thek
jik k with characteristic zeal and before beforeJe beforce
Je e gentle effects of f the holiday season seasonid SlaSOI1cl
id cl passed away lo presto the pto ptoc pl O Oe
e oi Tenleytown were looking upon a arand aand
rand pew ICV engine house within which whichit
111 11 soon be installed complete pa paa paaJJ a au a atc
< u JJ t tc time u ugly ly antics aiirsttttH anticsthe llIlie llIliet
t ttttH eff of tin tinassociation lhelsfocintion theassociation
association in this t tis direction will n 11howcvcr m it ithowever t thowever
however be suspended until a nlial rdliittelegraplmic K Ktelegraphic
telegraphic fire alarm system has ha bcin bcinprovided I bremmprovided > u up
provided p ovided for or the village and the cmm cmmtry CHtntry cnantry
try immediately adjacent to f it A chem chemical dlt1ical chcoiical ¬
ical engine has ha beat selected and the theprelty tttepretty he hepretty
pretty building erected for it stands standsat
at the th corner eli Wisconsin iol1sin avenue and andXchia antiXenia l11rlX
Xchia X etlia street streetThe streetThe t nct nctTh
The Th fact is no generally known that thatthe thatthc thatthe
the movement now well under way for forthe forthe forthe
the establishment of a general gen rfll and ci effective cifccti1c cifectivc ¬
fective system sstem of sewerage for the Dis District Di Ditrict Ufstrict ¬
trict of Columbia Coluntbia1 the instalment of the timemost themost tltemost
most improved imJroved means mcnns of m securing to tothe tothe tothe
the geople geop eopic c the purest water it is pos possible possible possible ¬
sible to obtain and the prompt inrprovemeat improve improvement improvcment ¬
ment of those streets already con condemned conde111ued condeuuted ¬
demned under tm < ler the highway hiJlhway lmi hway act was wasstarted wasstarted wasstarted
started by the Citizens Northwest As AsociBtlon Aswciatlon Association
ociBtlon at its September meeting last lastyear lastyear ast astycar
year A resolution was presented proposing pro propoiing proposing
posing a bond bondissue issue amounting to j 10 toocoooo 10ocooOo
ocooOo f9r these three purposes one oneialf one131f onealf
ialf alf the obligation to be assumed by bythe bythe bythe
the Government and the remaining half halfby halfhy halfby
by the District of Columbia The sug suggestion sllggestion suggestion ¬
gestion was received with favor by both bothurban buthurban bodmurban
urban and suburban citizens associa associations assuciacion assoeiationa ¬
tions cion as well as by many many influential influentialpeople influentialpeuple influentialpeople
people not connected with such organi organizations orani oranilations organirations ¬
rations and within a few months Trom Tromthe from fromthe fronthe
the time of its inception had become becoiuethe becomethe becomethe
the subject of official recommendation recommendationto
to Congress A bill covering the sev several leveral ¬
eral several features of the project has been beenthe beenprel beenpreparei
prel preparei > arcd hy the delegates representing reJlrecntingthe representingthe
the several suburban associations of the thqDistrict the theDistrict theDistrict
District In addition to the oflicial and andpublic andpublic andpublic
public recognition mentioned the plan planof planof planof
of the Northwest Association has been beenfavorably hceniavorRbl beeniavornbly
favorably iavorRbl considered by b prominent prominentmembers prominentmelnbers promminentmembers
members of the Board of Trade and the theDullness theUUIIless theOUsipess
Dullness Mens lcn Association of the city cityThe cityThe cityThe
The plan IJan proposed contemplates the theconstruction tlteconstruction theconstruction
construction of a complete and compre comprehensive comprehensive conrprehensive ¬
hensive system of yewrag with refe refeince rfel11el referace
race to the District and the th erection of ofa ofa
a plant provided with the latest and I
urban section west of Rock Creek CreekThe Cre CreekThe k r rThe
The plans adopted by the District DistrictCommissioners btstrtctc 1J1 trtCC
Commissioners c ommissioners provide hr the erec erection ere eretion eret ¬ I
tion t Son of a handsome strucaire truesmr c and andinannnch ant antinasmuch an1il1asl11lch
inasmuch as Connecticut avenue avenueone apnueolle avenuc avenucone <
one of the not popular th tru OIIKI OIIKIfares UU UUia oag
fares ia cs of o Washington time hc cll1 cti 1 1I 1f < >
f Lii
most improved facilities ior filtering filteringand fileririSlnd fileringand
and purilymg 1 > the water taken from the thePotomac thl thlPotomac timeeem I
Potomac River It ha 1 1time been > eem a long longtime longtime
time since a matter of preat rreatr r impr > t tarcc tarce tnrce
arcc to the people of Washngun a 1ngtl11 n was wasproposed IV IVr wasreposed
proposed r < > lose1 As the Natin Natiiil C t ipitn qii rtl Ps pasti PsSi > > <
< ti Si t < 5trrott lrh aacrt actI > nut ill die < 1 1C
C 1
tinguishcd gentlemen who who occupy seats seatsin seatsin seatsin
in the Senate and House of Representa Representatives Represcntathoes RepresentaLives ¬
Lives it is not doubted that they willexhibit will willexhibit willexhIbit
exhibit a proper measure of interest inguarding in inguarding inguarding
guarding the city against those forms formsof formsof formsof
of disease which result from imperfect imperfectdrainage imperfectdrainage imperfcctdrait
drainage drait age and impure water Congressional Congres Congressional Congressional ¬
sional approval of the suggestion will willshow willshow willshow
show what It is possible for a single singlecitizens sinl11ccitizens singlecitizens
citizens association to accomplish The Theinterest 1 limeinterest he heIntercst
interest which the organization yf f whichMr which whichMr whichIr
Mr Ir Lancaster is president takes in san sanitary sanitary sanitary ¬
itary matters is set forth in the follow following followIng following ¬
ing extract from a recent report of that thatgentleman thatgentleman thatgentleman
gentleman Under the heading Health HealthDepartment HcalthDepartment HealthDepartment
Department he says 1ft The Thesteady Thesteady Timesteady
steady increase of home building in the thesuburbs thesllburbs thesuburbs
suburbs renders it absolutely absolutel necessary neceuar neceuarfor
for the health of the community that thatsome thatsome thatsome
some protection should be had against againstdecaying aia againstdecaying tuI tuIdecaying
decaying garbage and other disease diseasebearing disCateobcarmg diseaaebearing
bearing refuse rein e We believe that the theservice thescrvicc timeservice
service of an inspector will remove the thedanger thedanger thedanger
danger now threatening our section sectionfrom Rectiolfrom sectionfront
from increasing contagious diseases diseasesThe diseasesThe diseasesThe
The health of the city and suburbs is isof isof isof
of prime importance to the people It Itis Itis Itis
is proper to fay ay tliat the foregoing re remarks rel11arks remarks ¬
marks by Mr Lancaster were w re not called calledforth calledforth calledforth
forth by the appearance in the commu
legal attainments have found a sharp sharpcompetitor shlrJcompctitor sharpcompetitor
competitor in his clear and compre conrprepensive comprehensive comprhensive ¬
hensive knowledge of business oppor opportunities opportunities opportunities ¬
tunities like Captain Cuttle took notes notesof notesof notesof
of events as he moved along and andputting andputting andpatting
putting this and that together wisely
decided that the time had come to form forma
a northwest citizens association Ac Accordingly Accordingly Accordingly ¬
cordingly a meeting which was attend attended attended attended ¬
ed by a number of prominent men washeld was washeld va vaheld
held and an organization effected Mr MrLancaster MrLanca MrLancaster
Lanca Lancaster le being unanimously chosen chosenfor chosenfor chosenfor
for the office of president a position positionof
of confidence and honor which hich he has hasoccupied hasoccupicd imasoccupied
occupied ever since This Thismecting mmme meeting ting took tookplace too tookplace Ii Iiplace
place on the evening of January 27
1897 His untiring efforts efforts efforts in the inter interest Interest interest ¬
est of the society and some of the things thingshe thingshc thingshe
he has accomplished for it have already
been referred to but further reference referenceto
to his work will be necessary in order orderto orderto orderto
to properly present the story of the as association association association ¬
sociation despite dts srte > ite the fact that when whencalled whencallcd whencalled
called upon he IC politely declined t tcomply tll tllcomply < > tconmply
comply with the writers request for forpersonal fotpersonal forpersonal
personal information The best evi evidence evidence evidence ¬
dence of Mr lr Lancasters faith in the thenorthwest thenorthwest timettortinvest
northwest suburban section is found in inhis inhi inhis
his hi investments there Clifton Manor Manorone 1anorone Manorone
one of the most charming homes on 011M onw
M w i w
nity of of any illness ilh1l > in epidemic form formbut fortisbut
but that they were intended as a timely timelywarning timelyworning timelywarning
warning to the people Ieople against relying relyingupon rclyingnpon relyingupon
upon time natural natltra healthfulness of the thesecioii theecdnn thesection
section against the coining of some itin itinerant itintrant itinGrant ¬
Grant pestilence He simply suns ly meant that thatwherever thatwhcrcvur thatwherever
wherever there is a rapid increase in inpopulation inpopulation inpopulation
population there is danger from those thosedisorders thosedi thosedisorders
disorders di orders which have their birth in a acareies acareie9i acareiessohervauceof
careies careiessohervauceof observance of sari ary law lal3 The Thewarning ThewarnIng Thew
warning w was timely and the northwest northwestdistrict northwesldi northwestdistrict
district di trkt will have a competent sanitary sanitaryand sanitaryand al1iaryand
and food inspector It is i reiemd to tohere tohere tohere
here for the purpose of calling attention attentionto
to the fact th that t the president preside oi the theCitizens thcCitizens theCitizens
Citizens Northwest Association is al always ala always ¬
ways a on the alert for whatever promises promisesto promses promsesto
to promote the health happiness and andprosperity andprosperity andprosperity
prosperity of this growing and attrac attractive attractive attractive ¬
tive section of Washington WashingtonThe WashinglonThe 1VashimmgtonThe
The first year of thc new century centurygives cenhtryglvu centurygives
gives early assurance thn thtmS it will be bemarked bemarkel benarked
marked by > a progressive movement movementwithout movementwithout moveuentwithout
without a parallel in the history hiltor of the thenorthwest thenorthwest thenorthwest
northwest district There is nothing nothingextravagant uothingcxtraagant nothingextravagant
extravagant in this statement The ful fulfillment fulfilhnent fulfiliment ¬
fillment of the prophecy as a matter of offact offact offact
fact involves less arduous work upon uponthe uponthe uponthe
the part cart > art of the association associ tion than thattvhiclt that thatwhich thntwhic
which whic tvhiclt I I it has undergone in more than thanone thanone titanone
one twelvemonth passed away Thewheels The Thewheels Thewhccls
wheels are turning turningthe the car of advance advancement adancement advancenient ¬
ment is in motion and at the close of ofigot of190t
igot the association < will be able to topoint topoint topoint
point to a record of which it will have haveevery h hevery haveevery
every reason to feel proud Schools Schoolschurches S Schoolschurches lt > ols olschurchcs
churches and other public institutions institutionsarc
are included among the attractions attractionswhich nttrRtiolUwhich attrartiotswhich
which the wise home seeker aisd the theprovident ih ihprovident I he heprovident
provident investor look for in a com comi commutiny community community
i erduin erduinioltllation endu imm immfotmndation
munity mutiny i established aiauiiaucu upon UJJUM an an tiiuu mj mjfoundation
foundation of social and intcllectua intcllectuaconditions intellectUII intellectuaconditions
conditions and sound and satisfactory satisfactorybusiness satisfactoryI satisfactoryhttmess
business hl1il1L principles To the th promotion promotionMI promotioni
MI I thcit and all al other interess itlt interes resi the ofii ofiiant ofiil1 oRicis
l1 < and ant members of the association associationliue association11ne associationIiae
liue addressed themselves ii the con conent CO COIdent cont
< Ident > ent assurance au mll1 l that their labors ahor will willling wi1IIB willbritg
ling IIB a splendid harvest the fruits of ofvhicu oflich ofwhich
which lich shall sha fall alike to rich and poor poorirther poorlrtlter poorirther
irther remarks concerning cOlc rl1il1 the edit edua edit1011ld
a ionnl social and religious interest interestthe il1tereti interestthe
the section wil will b 11 bond in tin tinketches thedchell timeketches
ketches of prominent iumiicrg i1 < timbers II1 1ers of oflhe oflhefanization the thenianization thertanization
nianization which a aqpar par uar below below3omo belowsomo belowSomo
somo Prominent People PeopleThe PcoploI PeopleThe
The proposition to 1 form a ctizas ctizassoots ctu ctix ctixoclatlon s svOCiation
soots vOCiation oclatlon ion fur fu 10 the northwest l1orthVe t potioil potioilr
ui < > r the Di District + riett was made 111ad several years yearsiii yea yeaagl yearsrig
agl rig iii i by Mr lr Charles C Lancaster the thewell th thI theiicll
well known k nJwn and popular attorney oi ofi4iq
1419 141 < fi sirec strco At that tlt tame tm but H1t > ut meagreattention meagre meagreattention Jaea re reatltltion
attention had been given to tin th > devel development devclI developmcnt ¬
opment of the territory 1 lying ing west of ofRock If IfRock I IRock
Rock Creek While it is u I > this thisfew that thatfew thtfew
few real re l csate transfers had t tkcn iken olal olalal > ac acas acas
as the result rcslI of operations by time I I Guy Goveminent GO Guyernment I
eminent the turn of the tide til of popular popularlavcr pnpuar pnpuarlaver
lavcr in that direction which has since sincethen SiroClthen sinceall
then made mnaI re it i the t he most mal t m t o a aNourishing famou > f r all tru t tn 1 i iflourishing Iflonrishing
flourishing suburban ectons etH S of Wash Washington 1Vashingtcrn 1a h hingon ¬
ington hr1 rot been thitxht oi by time tlumcs t tms timemcss
mcss mcs < oplimi op imiL + < tic ic of is rosiK1 r Mr MrLancaicr MrLancaster I ILancIr
Lancaster hoivevc s wluve sl biliaut bilialllI I iliant
tu the healthful heights sitttated on Iirr lierec lierecMill ec ec1Iii1
Mill Road between Cleveland Park ant anilTenleylovvn antTenleytown 11111Ten
Tenleylovvn Ten Icy town is noted no only fur ts tsbeauty i ibeauty is isbeauty
beauty but for the generosity and hos hospitality hll hllpitality hose hosepitality ¬
pitality of its it owner Mr I Lancaster Lancasteralso Lancasteralso Lancasteralso
also owns a valuable vat abbe tract of 0 land on onthe onI mmthe
I the Broad Branch road and i inte interested interestedin e ted tedin
in real estate development in other pir pirtions prtions trsrtions
tions of Je lie District His Hi wife is i the thedaughter thedanghtel thedaughter
daughter of the lamented i Samuel J
Randall of Pennsylvania a whose who distin distinguished dbinIujhcd distittguis ¬
guished guis Iced services to his hi country have haveenshrined hateenshrined
enshrined his memory mentol in the minds minds and andhearts andhra Indhearts
hearts hra ts of millions of patriotic American Americanand Al1ericalband Americansaid
and given it a place tit in the Ih < gaiaxy oi Ii the thenations thenations thenations
nations greatest statesmen By his hisenergy hisenergY hisenergy
energy and practical knowledge knowJe e of af affairs ii iifairs Iifairs
fairs Mr Lancaster has induced many manypeople manyof manypeoIplc
people of capital to make investments investmentsin
in the t IC northwest tsection section and led I d scores scoresof scoreof scoresof
of others to investigate inve tigatc the numerous numerousopportunities numerouoPllortllnitics numerousopportunities
opportunities it presents for money stoneymaking moneyl11akln moneymaking
making l11akln While thus employed he has hasnever hasnever hasnever
never forgoften forgotten forjOIttcn the association IIssu association iritiol1 whichhe which whichhe whichhe
he regards as a factor in the thcprogram thcprogramof program programof
of steady and substantial sL bsta11tial progress progresswhose progresswhose progresswhose
whose influence is invaluable invaluaJI Besides Besidesbeing Desiesbeing Besidesbeing
being president of the Citizens Northwest North Northwest N orfh orfhwest ¬
west Association Mr Lancaster is an anactive annctive anactive
active member of the Brightwood Citi Citizens Citiens ¬ I Ilens
lens ens Association the Meridian Hill Hilland Billand I Iand
and Lanier LatmierHeights Heights Association in all allof allor allof
of which he is held in high esteem He Heis lieis
is 10 also al r a n member iii vt Kaf of t the V Board II I of t T Trade Tradeand Tradeand I Iand
and the Business Men Mens s Association of ofWashington ofWashington ofWashington
Washington He enjoys an extensive extensiveacquaintance extcnshencqltalnt extensiveaeqttaintauce
acquaintance ncqltalnt l1c in Congressional circles circlesand circleiand circlesand
and his arguments argumfn s before the committees commit committees committCes ¬
tees of the Senate and House of Repre Representatives Rcpresentatlves Representatives ¬
sentatives in behalf of the people of the theDistrict theDi theDistrict
District Di triN are always attentively listened listenedlo
lo and carefully carcfllll considered Before the tlicDistrict th thDistrict theDistrict
District Commissioners ConJl issioners Air fr Lancaster Lancasteris
is one of the most influential gentle gentlemen nen nenin t tin
in the city As an attorney he h is most mostfavorably Ilwtfavorably tiro t tfavorably
favorably known the names of many manydistinguished manydisinglllshed ninnydisingumshed
distinguished people ap appearing ai > pcariot pcari l amon amonthose tmllIthose r rthose
those which whic l make up a lenhy en liy list 11 his oi oiclients oiclients ofclients
clients As s a gentleiiai an 11 oivcrpris oivcrprisiiiR cv Ie crpris crprising rri rri1It
iiiR 1It and progressive citizens and an a suc successful successful Ul Ulccsshll ¬
cessful member of the ti legal k al fraternity fraternityno
no mm in n the Pisict Di + act oi Columbia Columbiaenjoys Cl1rnbiaenjy C sumbia sumbiaenjoys
enjoys a more enviable nliablt reputation reputationOwns rqJ1l rpuuion0tvna
Owns a Famous Homo HomoCol Hon1oCo1 HomoCol
Col Robert 1 Fleming first vice vicepresident vicepresident i ipresilent
president of the Citizens Niirdiytv NiirdiytvSuburban N urdlll urdlllSulllrbtn iiiiv iiiivSubtrbaa <
Suburban Association is the owner of ofa ofl of ofa
a l home hom almost almo t as a farious as anv of f the theold theold theold
old historic mansions around 11 Washing Washington aihing ashington aihington ¬
ton ton It stands < tun tJnci < is < in n the briw of i a I 1 com commandiiiK commandinlo coinmanding
mandiiiK eminence endue ce l Clevclid Cieveli d I eight eightdistant eightdistant ight ightdislanr >
distant aN a > lit tL tlvic ee miles smile from from the he cei ceier ce ceer ceicr
er of he ci i v crrounded rounded by a spacious spaciousiwii siaciouiWI1 spacious spaciouslawn
lawn iwii iVii f irnt > I wich ri rie niany niam tvcs t e whoe whosesr whoeba whoeailing
sr ailing inline ha ties ies protsc prut c cl it from the thesionrs thei theturn
sionrs turn i > f iKr i r and tune tc m the rays raysoi ray rayoi raysof
oi till bi g siiinmers > m U Till Tillbouse Tl Tlhots Tits Titshouse
house hots ws s one once the lie I hon om oi tonne tonneG iijrinePresident iJrmlPr
President Pr i ent Grocr G firm m r cr Cleveland llevc CI Hl1IJ Ia iirl and i iknown ih i
known h nwr t as a r Oak al View Not Ad ot long ag a > Col ColFlcmirc CuIFIl1il Cc ii iipurchased L
Flcmirc FIl1il G purchased JI rchslJ it pa paying ing lor I the 1111iiuisii th thnlnsic themumslcn
iiuisii mumslcn u au and the iitcuiul > TII1 < > t the h hOil tic ticno
Oil Iuuc hI1 < Iii I i

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