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THESUNDAY HERALD.SUNDAY, JUNK 21, iS9i
THE ARMY AND THE NAVY.
Secretary Proctor Is at homo In Vermont
for n few days.
Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Fletcher, Second
Infantry, Imb leeu retired on account of disa
bility. Leave of absence for two months has heeu
granted Oapt. William II. McLaughlin, Eigh
Leave of absence for two months, from July
1, 1891, has been granted Thomas M. Wood
ruff, Fifth Infantry.
Leave of absence for ono month from July
1, 1801, has beeu granted Captain George S.
Grimes, Second Artillery.
Leave of absence for two mouths on sur
geon's certificate has been granted First Lieu
tenant George L. Anderson, Fourth Artillery.
Captain Charles II. "Warrens, Fourteenth
Infantry, has been ordered to proceed to his
home, where ho is authorized to await retlie
ment. Leave of absence for two months, with por
mission to go beyond the sea, has been granted
Captain Orln B. Mitcham, Ordnance Depart
ment. Second Lieut. Charles R. Buss, Eleventh In
fantry, has been detailed as judge advocate
of the general court-martial convened at
Leave of absence for two months, to take
effect on or about September 1, 1S91, has been
granted First Lieut. Andrew G. Hammond,
First Lieut. Harrington K. West, Sixth Cav
alry, has been relieved from duty at Fort
Mj-er, Va., to take effect Juuo 30, 1S91, and
then proceed to join his troop.
Lieutenant Hampton M. Roach, First Ar
tillery, who wis recently sentenced to three
years' suspension, has been placed in St. Eliza
beth's Asylum for the Insaue.
Leave of absence for eight mouths, to take
effect on or about July 1, 1891, with permission
to go beyond sea, has been granted Capt.
Alpheus II. Bowman, Ninth Infantry.
Second Lieutenant James W. Benton, Ninth
Cavalry, has been ordered to Fort Meyer, Va.,
for duty, reporting by letter to the command
ing General, Division of the Atlantic.
Leave of absence for two months on sur
geon's certificate, with permission to leave the
Department of Texas, has been granted Cap
tain James II. Baldwin, Eighteenth Infantry.
First Lieut. William C. McFarland, Six
teenth Infantry, has been relieved from duty
as judge advocate of the general court-martial
convened at David's Island, New York Har
bor. Captain Thomas M. Woodruff, Fifth In
fantry, has been relieved from special duty at
headquarters, Division of the Pacific, to take
effect July 1, 1891, and will then proceed to
join his company.
Leave of absence for one mouth, to take
effect when his services can be spared by the
chief signal officer of the Army, hns been
granted Second Lieutenant James Mitchell,
Fifteenth Infantry, signal officer.
Captain William C. Borden, assistant sur
geon, has been ordered, upon the final aban
donment of Fort Davis, Tex., to report In
person to the commanding officer at Jackson
Barracks, La., for duty at that post.
Second Lieut. James Mitchell, Fifth Infan
try, signal officer, now on duty at Washing
ton, has been ordered to proceed to Philadel
phia and make a thorough Inspection of the
signal service station located there.
Post Chaplain EH W. J. Liudesmith, U. S.
A., has been relieved from duty at Fort Keog,
Mont., to take effect July 7, 1891, and will
proceed to his home, and upon his own ap
plication will there await retirement.
The following have been retired on account
of disability: Lieut. J. C. McKee, surgeon;
Capt. Leonard Hay, Ninth lufantry; Capt. D.
R. Burnham, Fifteenth Infantry; First Lieut.
M. C. Richards, Second Artillery, aud Second
Lieut. R. G. Proctor, Fifth Artillery.
The following officers have been relieved
from their present duties in the Division of
the Atlantic aud will proceed to join their
regiment In tho Division of the Pacific: Cap
tain Joshua A. Fessenden, Fifth Artillery, and
First Lieutenant Thomas R. Adams, Fifth
Lieuteuant-Colonel Richard Lodor, First Ar
tillery, has been ordered f rom Peekskill, N. Y.,
about July 1, 1891, tu his proper station (Fort
"Wadsworth, New York harbor), and resume
command of that post from tho 1st to tho 5th
of July, 1891, after which ho will return to
Captain Frank Heath, Ordnance Depart
ment, has heeu detailed as a member of the
board for testing rilled cannon, appointed by
an order from the War Department dated
July 22, 1S84, vice Captain Charles Shaler,
Ordnance Department, relieved as a member
of tho hoard.
Telephono 374-2 for "Faust Beer."
Tho following officers, having been exam
ined by boards of officers and found physi
cally disqualified for tho duties of captain by
reason of disability incident to tho service,
have been retired from actlvo service as
captains of infantry: First Lieutenant DUIard
H. Clark, Fifteenth Infantry, and First Lieu
tenant William O. Cory, Fifteenth Infantry.
"Faust Beer" Is pure.
In auswer to an Inquiry from tho Secretary
of War the Attorney General has decided that
the Secretary may assign recent graduates 0f
West Point, non-commissioned officers and
civilians to tho cavalry or Infantry, notwith
standing additional second lieutenants re
main in tho Engineer Corps aud In tho artil
lery and that no vacancies exist in the last
two named branches and many exist in tho
cavalry and infantry.
"Faust Beer" takeB the lead.
The order grauting four months' sick leave
to Major James F. Gregory, Corps of Engi
neers, is amended so as to grant him permis
sion to go beyond tho sea; Major C. W. Ray
mond, Corps of Engineers, lu addition to
his present duties, ordered to duty as engi
neer of the fourth lighthouse district, reliev
ing Captain F. A. Mahon, ordered to tempo
rary duty as engineer secretary of the light
house board during the absence of Major
Tho Army regulations have beeu amended
us follows: When an officer who is under
orders to change station takes advantage of a
leave of absence before bo joins his new sta
tion ho is not deprived of the travel allow
ances to which he would bo entitled had he
not availed himself of tho leave. The leave
of absence merely suspends tho execution of
tho order for the change of station, and at the
expiration of the leave, tho officer comes
under the operation of said order, and In obey
ing it is entitled to full pay for the time neces
sary to perform tho journey from his old sta
tion to his now ono.
Major Charles W. Raymond, corps of
engineers, has been ordered in addition to his
present duties, to report by letter to tho Secre
tary of the Treasury for duty as engineer of
tho Fourth Light-House District during tho
temporary ubsonce of Captain Frederick A.
Mahau, Corps of Engineers, who, on being re
lieved by Major Raymond, will repair to
Washington, District of Columbia, and report
in person to the Secretary of tho Treasury
for duty, temporarily, as euglneer secretary of
tho Light-House Board during tho absence on
leavo of Major James F. Gregory, Corps of
Engineers. Upon the return of Major
Gregory to duty Major Raymands and Captain
Mahan will resume their present duties and
Secretary Proctor has prepared a statement
showing that the desertions from tho United
States Army are less now than at any time
since tho war closed. The percentages for tho
past three years are: 18S9, 11 per cent.; 1890,
9 4-10 per cent.; 1891, 0 percent. The average
Ser cent, of desertions since the war Is 14 8-10.
luring the month of May for tho past three
years tho desertions have been as follows:
1889, 398; 1890, 827; 1891, 101. Moro desertions
occurred In May than In any other month in
tho year. Tho statement further shows that
the ratio of decrease in desertions Is con
stantly Increasing, there being fewer deser
tions lu May, 1891, thau In April of the same
year, and fewer desertions In April than in
March of the same year.
The following non-commissioned officers,
who have beeu rccommeudo.1 for promotion,
will be examined at Fort Monroe, beginning
July 0: William Morrow, sergeant, Seven
teenth Infantry: Philip Hawloy, corporal,
Fifteenth lufantry; Benjamin F. Hard way,
sergeant, Seventeenth Infantry; W. II. Mor
ford, corporalv Twenty-first Infantry; 0. E.
Hays, corporal, Eighteenth Infantry; J. E.
Bardy, jr., corporal, Eighteenth Infantry; C.
R. Cranthoff, sergeant. Second Artllcry; R.
F. Garner, corporal, Fifth Cavalry. W. E.
Dove, corporal, Thirteenth Infantry, J. O'Shoa,
corporal, First Artillery; J. G. Harboard,
sergeant, Fourth Infantry; Hamilton F.
Markland, corporal, Fourth Infantry; Mathew
A. Batson, corporal, Second Cavalry; W. N.
Wood, sergeant major, Third Infantry; A. C.
Daltou, sergeant, Twenty-second Infantry; T.
F. Schley, sergeant, Signal Corps, aud 1'. E.
Marquart, corporal. Third Infantry.
Candidates selected" from civil life aud re
commended for appointment In the Army will
be examined in Washington, beginning July
13. They are as follows, with their States and
tho colleges from which they have received
military Instructions, if any, from Army offi
cers: L. E. Baker, Alabama, Alabama Polytech
nic Institute; F. A. Barton, District of
Columbia, Cornell University; W. Brooke,
Pennsylvania, First Lieutenant Third Infantry
National Guard of Pennsylvania; J. C. Cast
ner, New Jersey, Rutger's College; W. M.
Crafton, Illinois; F. W. Fuger, Massachusetts;
V. McPherson, Kentucky, United States Naval
Academy; J. T. Mauler, Mississippi State
Agricultural College; H. L, McCorkle,
Tennessee, State University; E. L. Phillips,
New York, Cornell University; S. D. Rocken
back, Missouri, captain of cadets State
Guard; H. L. Rogers, Michigan, State Military
Academy; W. C. Short, Ohio, Ohio State
University and First Regiment Stato Artillery;
Edward Sigerfoss, Ohio, Stato University; F.
Tompkins, New York, Twelfth Infantry
National Guard; It. n. Van Deman, Ohio,
Fourteenth State Infantry: William Waljace,
Indianna; R. E. Williams, Illinois, and Arthur
Yates, District of Columbia, Artlllerv of
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
The Pensacola arrived at Callao, Peru, from
Iqulque, Chili, on Monday.
Lieutenant James M. Miller has been
ordered to examination for promotion.
Lieutenant Richard Mitchell has been or
dered to the receiving ship Vermont.
Passed Assistant Paymaster Frank H. Clark
has resigned from the 15th of June, 1891.
Lieutenant William T.Low has been detached
from tho Nuval Academy and ordered to duty
on the Coast Survey.
The orders of Lieut. Randolph n. Miner to
tho Bennington have beeu revoked and he Is
ordered to tho Lancaster,
Lieutenant Illero Taylor has been detached
from the Naval Observatory and ordered to
duty on the Coast Survey.
Lieutenant E. S. Prime has been detachod
from tho train lug-ship and ordered to duty at
the New York Navy Yard.
Passed Assistant Surgeon J. M. Stoelo has
beeu ordered to tho naval hospital, Nclsou,
Mass., on tho 80th of June.
Lieut, (junior grade) L. K. Reynolds and
Ensign William A. Gill havo been ordered to
examination for promotion.
Assistant Paymaster J. S. Carpenter has
been ordered to tho Fish Commission steamer
Albatross on tho 1st of July next.
Lieut. Commander Washburn Maynord has
been detachod from duty In tho Bureau of
Ordnance and placed on waiting orders.
Assistant Surgeou M. R. Pigott has been or
dered to duty on board the receiving-ship In
dependence at navy yard, Mare Island, Cal.
Surgeon Howard Wells has been detached
from tho naval hospital, Chelsea, Mass., on
tho 80th of Juno and placed on waiting or
ders. In compliance with certain orders from
Waskiugton, tho United States war-ship
Thetis left San Francisco Wednesday for
Lieutenant-Commander R. E. Impey has
been detached from the Tallapoosa and or
dered to return home, being granted three
Lieutenant Frank II. Nichols has been or
dered to the training-ship Richmond, and
Chaplain James J. Kane to appear before the
"Faust Beer" is old.
Assistant Paymaster C. S. Williams has
been detached from the Albatross on the 1st
of July next and ordered to settle accounts,
and granted three monts' leave.
"Faust Beer" is pure.
Tho Secretary has designated tho follow
ing officers as the board to conduct the exam
inations of applicants for positions in tho
Mdro Island, Cal., navy-yard: Chief Eugineer
F. G. Kutz, Captain Cromwell, Commander
II. C. Taylor, Lieutenant-Commander Nichols
and Naval Constructor Ltnnard.
The date for opening proposals for the erec
tion of two largo steam cranes at the Now
York and Norfolk navy yards has been ex
tended from June 10 to July 1 next.
Lieutenant Charles P. Perkins has been
ordered to duty luconncction with the Installa
tion of electric lights on board the naval ves
sels building for the Government at the llath
iron works, Bath, Me.
Tho commander-in-chief of the Asiatic
Station reports tho following location of the
ships of that squadron May 27: The Monocacy
(temporary flag ship) was at Yokohama, Japan.
Tho Alliance left Yokohama for Shanghai,
China, May 20. The Palos left Iloug Kong
forShangha!May24and should arrive May28.
Tho following cadets at the Naval Academy
have rcslgued : E. n. Watson, of Kentucky;
W. B. Izard, of South Carolina; Geonro T.
Greer, of Virginia; F. C. DcKay, of Now
York; W. Baldwin, of Texas; M. J. Mc
Cormack, of Michigan; W. G. Groesbcck, of
Ohio; 8. P. Dennett, of ; T. T. Craven, of
Teunessee. and W. Bagley, of North Carollua.
Ex-Surgeon General Philip L. Wales, U.
S. Navy, director of the Museum of Hygiene,
1707 New York avenue, has been appointed by
the Secretary of tho Navy ns a delegate to
represent tho United States naval sprvice at
the Seventh International Congress of Ilyirienc
and Demoarapby, which meets in London on
August. 10 next. He will sail on the 15th of
Secretary Tracy hns Issued another advertise
ment Inviting proposals for the construction
of nlstecl, twin-screw, sea-going torpedo boat.
Under the former advertlsementtwo proposals
were received, but tho Secretary decided to
increase the size of tho boat, and change the
plans In other respects, so that this re-adver-tlsement
was made necessary. The proposals
are to be opened August 18."
Tho board of naval officers appointed to
investigate the recent explosion of a steam
pipe in the forward fire-room of the Concord,
by which two men wero killed, have submit
ted their report to the Secretary. They found
that the accident was duo altogether to a
water hammer and Insufficient drainage lu the
pipe. They found no one to blame. The de
fective drainage of tho main steam pipes of
all the vessels of the Concord class will be
Secretary Tracy has approved the plan re
commended by Engiueer-In-Chief Melville for
giving the cadets to be appointed to the En
gineer Corps this year a course of supple
mental instruction before assigning them to
duty ailoat, and accordingly the five young
men who will be selected about July 1 for this
corps will be ordered to the New York navy
yard in a body and kept there for several
mouths under instruction In tho steam en
gineering shops and ou board tho vessels fit
ting out and repairing there.
It is probable that tho top-heaviness of the
cruiser Philadelphia, which has given trouble
ever since she was put in commission, will
necessitate important changes in the vessel to
correct the defect. In a recent trip from
Port-au-Prince to New Orleans tho cruiser
carried 350 tons of water as ballast in her
double bottoms to prevent dangerous rolling.
It is proposed to remedy the defect by taking
out her heavy steel masts and substituting
light masts of wood. It Is believed that this
will reduce her upper weightf, enough to
make her perfectly stable without carrying
water in her bottoms. The change will proba
bly be made before she leaves the New York
Navy Yard again.
A HISTORIC TRACT OF L.AXI).
Valley Forge, the Site of Washington's
Kncmnpment, to lie Sold.
Mrs. Anna L. Carter, the owner of the Val
ley Forge property, has Instructed her at
torney, Mortimer II. Brown, of this city, to
dispose of a tract of land, consisting of one
hundred aud ninety acres at Valley Forge,
together with tho Improvements.
Unless prompt action is taken in the mat
ter, either by tho National Government or the
State, or some patriotic citizens thereof, the
spot around which cluster some of the most
memorable and trying times of the Revolution
will be divided up and sold, and in this way its
preservation as a whole to tho nation and
State will be lost. The tract itself is situated
in one of the most picturesque valleys of
Pennsylvania, close to Valley Forge Station,
on the main lino of the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, and twenty-three miles
from this city.
Upon tho tract is located tho site of Fort
Washington, tho ramparts of which are still
visible, and from this point tho country on all
sides for mauy miles can bo seen, and tho
visitor, standing within the fort, can readily
realize tho greatness of Gen. Washington as
a master of tho science of defensive warfare,
and his skill as au engineer.
Upon tho grounds are the remains of the In
trenchment erected lu 1777 and 1778, the bite
of Washington's headquarters lu 1777, tho
Cold Spring, well known In history; tho site
of the Valley Forge, first built in 1757; tho site
of the artificer's quarters in 1777, and tho site
of Gon.'s Maxwell's and Woodford's troops
and the spot where Washington was found
prayiug during tho trying times from Decem
ber 17, 1777, to Juno, 1778, at this camp.
Tho topography of tho country, and espe
cially of this tract, is that of tho continuous
chain of hills rising one above the other. At
tho top or terrace of these hills the country is
plateaued 60 that there are man' handsome
building sites, and one in particular upon
which a hotel could be built which would com
mand a prospect upon all its 6ides looking
over the yalley below.
The distance around this tract is about three
miles. Running along the western 6ldo of the
property is the Valley Creek, aud along tho
road by the side of this stream tho scenery
compares favorably with that of the Wi6sa
hickon. With tho mauy patriotic orders iu existence
in this country, such oh tho Grand Army of
the Republic, Sons of America, American Me
chanics, Sons of tho Revolution, Society of
Cincinnati, and, last, our own Pennsylvania
Historical Society, this property should find a
purchaser that would preserve It Intact.
An Ideal Country Seat.
Rich soil, fine mansion, stables, barns, silo,
windmills, etc. Everything ready to begin a
season in tho country under tho most favorable
circumstances. Can be bought cheap, as owner
is going abroad. For price and particulars ap
ply to F. Benjamin,
012 F street northwest.
A. M. Gorman, manager, will take pleasure
In driving you over Northwest Alexandria.
"Faust Beer" Is guaranteed to be straight
lager aud six months old.
Works ir Man and Nature I.arRor Than
Others or Tliulr Kind
The largest sailing ship hi tho world Is said
to be In tho possession of France. Her name
Is tho France. She is a vcstel with five
masts, on four of which square sail Is carried.
Tho length Is 344 feet, with a beam of 49 feet.
The cargo which the France could carry Is no
lees than 01,000 tons. The ship Is built of
steel, her ma6tB and yards being of the snmo
material. She is at present trading between
France and the Pacific.
The blgtrcst ruby I u the world is found in
the Czar of Russla'B crown, which has tho
distinction of being tho finest ever worn by
nny sovereign. In shape It resembled a bish
op's mitre, and on Its crest is a cross com
posed of five superb diainonds,which support
the "blucest" ruby. A foliated arch, com
posed or eleven magnificent dlomonds, sup
ports this cross, and on each side of the arch
Is u hoop or thirty-eight pearls, than which
there Is none handsomer lu the world.
Tho biggest flower in the world was ru
cently discovered by Dr. Alexander Schuden
berg. It was found on Mouut Parag, winch
is situated on one of the Southeastern Philip
pine Isluids. 'r native who accompanied
Dr. Schadenbeii! .m led tho llower "bolo."
The bolo in bloom Is a llvo-pctaled flower,
nearly a yard In diameter, as largo as a car
riage wheel. A single llower weighed over
twenty-two pounds. Tho five petals of the
Immense flower are oval and creamy white,
and grow around a centre filled with count
less long vlolet-hued stumeus.
Tho largest organ in tho world has just, been
built by Messrs. Hills, of London, for tho
Town Hall of Sydney, New South Wales. Tho
next largest is that at tho Albert Hall, but
this has only 110 stops, whllo tho Sydney one
has 160. The reed stop is of tho euormous
size of sixty-four feet, and there are five man
uals, this being tho only organ which has so
many. Tho number of pipes is exactly 10,000,
and the structure Includes every known
method and invention relatlug to organ build
ing. The co6t has been $00,000.
THE GROWING AGE.
Tears in Whicii the OrgaiiH of tho Head
and Body Develop.
The brain of the child is proportionately
much larger than an adult's, but of much
softer consistency, and its convolutions are
not complete until the seventh year. This
is one of tho reasons why early study is dan
gerous. The child's heart heats much more rap
idly than that of an adult, aud the growth of
the heart, instead of being regular, like the
growth of the body as a whole, is accom
plished by fits and starts. Tho more rapid ac
tions of the heart renders the child peculiarly
liable to fever and the liability is further in
creased by his weaker vital resistance. Hence
childhood is the special season for scarlet
fever, measles, whooping coughs, and other
The irregularity of the heart's growth may
give rise to disturbances of the organ of a
seemingly dangerous character, but with pro
per care they will pass away as the heart at
tains its full development. Such proper care
includes ample nourishment, sufficient sleep,
and the avoidance of special strain.
The season of rapid growth and develop,
meut, say between the ages of ten and twenty,
needs particular attention. Nature is then at
work, as it never will be again, in building up
the tissues and developing the nervous sensi
bilities. This is the period which makes the
largest demands for an out-door life, for pure
air, sunlight, active exercise, abundance of
nutritious food, n. vigorous digestive tract, a
ready assimilation, and active elimination of
It is the period of study and ambition, as
well as of a wisdom that thinks itself wiser
than it is. The increased mental activity
needs to be regulated by experienced teachers
and considerate mothers, lest the brain be
worked nt the expense of other organs and
Duller minds should not be forced to keep
step with those which are naturally moro
active, and the influence of tho home and the
school-room should bo tranquilizing aud
adapted to evoke kindlier feelings. Fretful
parents and scolding teachers may do a life
long injury during this susceptible period.
It is a period when neither study nor night
excitements should interfere with sleep; when
dime novels do their worst work; when moth
ers need to know what their children read,
and to be their confidential counselor in all
delicate matters; when the use of tobacco is
specially perilous, almost surely giving rise to
affections of the heart, and when spTiituous
liquors and all opiates are peculiarly per
nicious. Secretary Ruslc Wins His Bet.
Secretary Jerry Rusk of the Department of
Agriculture was at tho Union depot last night.
He arrived from Washington ou the limited
and was found sweltering in a corner of ono
of the Pullmans. He was going to Chicago,
hut emphatically refused to say for what pur
pose. Ho was all smiles, as ho generally Is,
notwithstanding tho thermometer was about
90 in tho car.
"You cannot get anything out -of mo to
night," he said. "It is Sunday, and besides I
bet a new hat before leaving Washington that
I would not be ensnared Into talking with you
Pittsburg reporters, and you can just bet tho
Tho Secretary was determined to win his
bet and waved his baud in reply to every ques
tion directed at him. Ho was left congratu
lating himself on his conquest.
-I Mil -III- II
What They Could Do.
It is claimed that John Rockefeller could
give every man, woman, and child in tho
United States $2 each and still have left tho
modest sum of $1,000,000 with which to start
a peanut stand William Waldorf Astor
could do the same thing, while our own dear
Jay Gould could give $1.00 each and havo
loft $8,000,000 with which to sink a well for
more water. It Is also stated that Mr. Jones
aud Mr. Brown, who work teu hours each
day, can only give their wives $4.50 once a
year, and Mr. Smith, who works from 0 a.
m. to 0 p. m. upon a section of the railroad
at $1,10 per day, and supports a wife aud flvo
children, say6 he would be a financial wreck
if he squandered a darn cent.
You Are In a Bad Fix.
But wo will cure you if you will pay us,
Men weak, nervous, and debilitated, suffering
from evil habits or later indiscretions, send for
Book ov Life, Dr. Parker's Medical and Sur
gical Institute, 153 N, Spruce street, Nashville,
Drink Tannhauser beer, H. Benzler,
DUNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers,
NINTH AND D STREETS NORT1IWEST.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF SUBURBAN PKOP
ERIT.FRONTING ON TENNALLYTO WN
ROAD AND ON PIERCE ROAD, BEING
ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE TRACTS
BETWEEN GEORGETOWN AND TEN
By virtue of a deed of trust to tho under
signed trustees, dated 27th of Decembor. A.
D. 1891, and duly recorded in Liber No. 1458,
folio 198, and by written request of the party
secured by said trust, wo will offer at public
sale, on tho premises, on WEDNESDAY,
July I, A. D. 1891, at 5:30 p. m all that par
cel of luud In tho County of Washington, Dis
trict of Columbia, being tho south part of
Mrs. Arlanna J. Lyle's land, bounded as fol
lows: Beginning at a stake on tho east side of
tho road from Tennallytown to Georgetown,
said stake being In tho centro of the west end
of un Intended private road 40 feet wide, and
running thence with tho east sldo of said pub
lic road to Georgetown, south 201 degrees
east, 398 7-10 feet to Duvall's lot, thence north
71 degrees cast, 124 05-100 feet; thenco so ith
191 degrees east, 411 55-100 feet to the north
side of Pierce's Mill Road: thence with the
?iro 6ldo of 8nI1 roftd nortu 7S degrees east,
1,453 feet to Wormley's lot; thenco north lg
degrees east, 1,129 85-100 feet to a post; thenco
nortb 002 degrees west, 000 feet; thence south
231 degrees west, 300 feet; t leuce south 20?
degrees east, 212 5-10 feet to tho centro of the
east end of said Intended private road; thence
with the centro of said road, south G9& de
grees west, 1,332 45-100 feet to the place of
beginning, and containing forty and thirteen
one-hundredths (40 13-100) acres of land, and
being the 6umo land conveyed by Arlanna E.
Ward to Austin Herr.
Teiins of sale: One-third of purchase mouoy
cash, balance in three equal installments
lrom day of sale at one, two, and three years,
with Interest at G per cent, per annum, paya
ble temi-annually, notes to bo secured by
deed or trust on the property sold to satis
faction of trustees, or all cash, at option of
purchaser or purchasers. A deposit of $2,500
required at time of sale. Conveyancing, etc.,
at purchaser's cost. Terms of sale must be
complied with iu thirty days, otherwise the
trustees reserve tho right to resell the prem
ises at the risk and cost of tho defaulting pur
chaser or purchasers after flvo days' adver
tisement of such resale in somo newspaper
published in Washington, D. C.
JOSEPH W. DAVIS, 1
MAHLON ASI1FORD, Trustees."
JOSEPH J. WATERS, )
In connection with the above tract about
ono acre and seven-eighths (lfl) of an acre ad
joining will be sold, making In the aggregate
about forty-two acres, more or less, ot one of
tho most desirable plats of ground for subdi
vision In that section, having large frontages
on both roads and being accessible by electric
railroad. DUNCANSON BROS.,
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO., Aucts.
TUESDAY MORNING, June 23, at 10
o'clock, at our Sales-rooms, 920 Pentisylvauia
PARLOR, CHAMBER, LIBRARY, DINING
ROOM, and other Furniture.
LOT BUILDING MATERIAL.
By order D. M. Ransdell, U. S. Marshal,
LOT OFFICE FURNITURE,
IRON SAFE, Etc.,
To which tro Invite general attention.
RATCLIFFE, DARR & CO.,
PROPOSALS FOR GRANITE CURBING,
POSTS, AND WING WALLS.-Ofilce of
Public Buildings and Grounds, War Depart
ment, Washington, D. C, Juno 11, 1891.
Sealed proposals, In duplicate, will bo re
ceived at this office until noon, SATURDAY,
July 11. 1891, for furnishing and constructing
two granite pier posts, wing walls, and cop
ing at tho southeast entrance walk to La
fayette Square, and for furnishing and setting
2,000 feet, moro or less, of granite boundary
curb, with terminal granite block piers, around
Lafayotto Square. Attention is invited to Acts
of Congress approved February 20, 1885, and
February 28, 1887, Vol. 23, page 332, aud Vol.
24, page 414, Statutes at Large. Plans, speci
fications, and blank forms for bid6 can bo ob
tained at this office. Tho United States re
serves tho rleht to reject any and all proposals.
O. n. ERNST, Colonel U. S. Army. je3Mtl5
PROPOSALS FOR FURNISHING MIS
CELLANEOUS SUPPLIES AND ICE
AND THE PURCHASE OF WASTE
PAPER. United States Coast aud Geodetic
Survey Office, Washington, D. C, June 12,
1891, Sealed proposals will bo received at
this office until 2 o'clock P. M. of TUES
DAY, June 23, 1691, for furnishing Miscel
laneous Supplies for tho use of tho Coast and
Geodetic Survoy Office, In such quantities as
may be reaulred from time to time during the
fiscal year euding June 30,1893, Including
chemicals, grocer's sundries, carpenter shop
stock, lumber, ice, purchase of wa6te paper,
etc. Proposals of only actual aud responsible
dealers In the articles will bo accepted and
awards will bo made, item byitom, to the best
bidder for each item. The prices pioposed
mu6t Include the delivery of the articles at
the Coast aud Geodetic Survey Office free ot
all charges for packlmr, hauling, or freight.
Blank forms for proposals will bo furnished
on application to the undersigned. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids aud to
waive any defects. Envelopes containing
proposals 6hould be marked "Proposals for
Miscellaneous Supplies," "Proposals for
Ice," "Proposals for Purchase of Waste
Paper," respectively, and addressed to the
SUPERINTENDENT. United States Coast
and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D. C.