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THE SUNDAY HERALD, DECEMBER 6,1891,
CAPTAIN IUSK'S REPORT. "What tho "Water nnil Scwor Dopnrtmcnts llftvc Done tlio Pnst Year. Captnln James L. Lusk submitted to tho Commissioners of tho District yesterday his annual report. Tho report stated that tho officer in charge of tho Washington Aqueduct laid during the year one 24-inch water on Eleventh, hetween K and L streets northwest; one similar main nnd ono 30-Inch main on New Jersey avenue, between L and B streets; also one 24-inch main on K street, between Now Jersey avenue and Eleventh street cast. During tho year tho snmc ofllcer transferred to thoCommi68ioncrs tho control of 131 valves on tho outlets of tho largo supplying mains. Tho principal extension of tho District's water service was tho laying of a 12-Inch main from tho staud-plpo on Meridian 11111 to Fourteenth 6treet extended and Park 6treet, Mount Pleasant. The total length of mains laid by tho distribution branch of tho Water Department during tho fiscal year of 1891 was 77,450 lined feet, of which 5,108 feet were on account of the Washington and Georgetown .Railroad Company in making the changes duo to the extension of that company's cable rail way system. Tho following is a summary of tho fire and street hydrants, pumps, horso and public fountains in operation: CO tfl 2 -S on "3 go gg o, e'a s r .Js - H .2 a 3n Georget'wn. 83 89 17 2 1 Northwest.. 662 129 108 30 31 Northeast... 130 31 31 3 6 Southwest... 119 47 41 3 0 Boutheast... 163 41 67 3 1 Total 1 1,157 2S7 264 4l 39 The total receipts in tho Water Department during tho year ending June 30, 1891, were 5272,497.01, while the total expenditures dur lng that period were $221,785.30. Juno 30, 1891, there were $177,302.09 standing to tho credit of tho water fund, of which $54,559.72 represented tho water tax in arrears and col lectible. There is a Btrong demand for a water supplv for surhurban localities which cannot be reached by gravity, tho present plant being inadequate to meet that demand, and pro visions must be made for a high-service sys tom. The cost will be heavy, but delay will only Increase the expense. It is entirely f es Blble to construct a high-servico distribution system which shall dispense with the neces sity of providIng6team fire-engines over a large part of what is now the suburbs of Washing ton. This can be accomplished by maintain ing a pressure at the fire plugs sufficient to allow fires to be put out by hose companies alone. During the past year the water meters in service were Increased to 109. It la of the highest Importance that tampering with these moters should be prevented. At present, there Is not the slightest protection afforded them. STKEET LIGHTING. Since the beginning of the present year tiie gas and oil lamps for lighting tho streots have been lighted by a schedule based upon a mini mum of 3,000 hours per lamp per annum, or 400 hours more than has been allowed for several years past. But tho Increase is not enough, and in many instances lamps should be lighted even on bright moon-light nights, for often the foliage of the trees is so dense that the moon's light cannot penetrate it. Indeed, there is no other largo city so pro vincial as 1b Washington In its dependence upon the moon for light. A shortage of 124 lamps was counted in the account of the Washington Gas Light Company during tho past year. The difference was immediately made good, and the matter is still under ex amination with a view of ascertaining the exact origin of tho discrepancy. Tho total amount available for street lighting for the year ending June 30, 1891, was $128,149.45, while the total disbursements were $125, 873,05. June 30, 1891, there wero in service 5,366 gas lamps, and 437 oil lamps. The electric lights were increased from 195 to 242, and every tent of the amount appropriated for electric lighting, $46.C0O, was expended. The sewage of the District is rapidly ap proaching a condition which will demand he roic treatment. The only sufficient remedy is to provide at once for an adequate Bystem of sewage disposal. Unless this is done very Berloue results may be expected to health and a destruction of property. It is estimated that a satisfactory system of sewage disposal may bo had for an expenditure of be tween $3,500,000 and $4,000,000. An appro priation of $2,500 Is recommended for making contemporaneous measurements of rainfall and Bewer discharges. During the year ending Juno 80, 1891. 27,715 feet of sewer was con structed within the city limits, ranglDg from 12 inches to 5.5 feet in diameter. In the sub urbs 18,634 feet was built, ranging between 12 inches to 8 feet in diameter. In concluding his report Captain Lusk says that the law upon which tho existing plumb ing regulations are based is quite defective, and until It is amended plumbing work cannot be adequately supervised. Tho Captaiu also states that it is hoped that a properly equipped laboratory will be provided for inspecting as phalts and cements. I. Death of Henry V. Hruenlncor. In tho death of Mr. Henry F. Brueninger, the city loses one of its most widely known and popular business men. Ho was respected and loved by all with whom ho came in con tact, either in a business or social way. Mr. Brueninger was born in Baltimore County, Md October 26, 1848, coinlne to this city in 1874 to enter into business with a capital of a strong constitution an Indomitable will, good sense and honesty of purpose. With those be succeeded in gaining for himself an enviable position in the business community. Mr. Brueninger was exceptionally popular among the Masonic fraternity, being a mem ber of Btau6bury Lodge, F. A. & A. M., Stacsbury li. A. C, DeMolay Commandery, Knights Templar, and of Almas Temple, of tho Mystic 8hrlno. Tho funeral, at 1 o'clock to-day will be from his late residence, No. 907 We6tmln6ter street and will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity, Tho interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. LADIES Needing atmic, or children who want build. injj up. should take BROWN'S 1UO N BITTERS. It Is pleasant to take, cures Malaria. Indi gestion, Biliousness and Liver Complaints. White Iutbel Uxquinlto. Every cork is branded "Anheuser." None genuine without it. See the Suits and Overcoats we've reduced to $9.90. Eiseman Bros., 7th and E, Gill's MorehmallowB, 11th and F. lmtgijem:nfc A LUAUGH'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE. Ono Week Only. Com. Monday, Doc. 7. MATINEES Wednesday and Saturday. Engagement of the Comedian, STUAKT KOBSON And Company of Players, Under the Direction of W. It. HAYDEN. Rki'Kutouy: Mon., Tues., Wed. Eves., and Wed. Mat., In nu Adequate Production of Goldsmith's Immortal Comedy, SHE STOOl'S TO CONQUEH. Mtf. Itonsos; as Tony Lumpkin. Thursday and Friday Eves., Bronsou Howard's Success of tho Century, TlIK HENRIETTA. Mn. Robson as BniiTin, the Lamb. Saturday Eve. aud Saturday Mat., Last appcarnuco of Mr. Robsou. First tlmo In Washington of Gordon te Corbett's Ameri can Comedy, IS MAKRTAGE A FAILURE ? Mn. Ronsox as IloitAcn Kent. USUAL PRICES. SEATS NOW ON SALE. Next Week RICHARD MANSFIELD. LBAUGH'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE. SUNDAY EVENING, DEC. 13, 1801. Grand Testimonial Concert. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FAMILY OF THE LATE ROBERT C. BERNAYS. An Orchestra of Ovor 100 Instru ments, Xioncllnc Salolsti, Vocal and Instrumental. Voluntary tribute of all the talent in the city, both Amateur and Professional, to tho holiest cause that moves tho human heart. Tickets now on salo at all tho Leading Music Stores, Drue; Stores, and Hotels in the city. Sale of seats will open at Box Office Tuesday morning. docO-8 TVTEW NATIONAL THEATRE. Week Beginning 7 EVERY NIGHT. MONDAY, DEC. USUAL MATINEES All At the Comical Antics or THE MERRY COMEDIANS, Congress Laughs and the Whole World Smiles Jk.HfT In the Groat Comedy Buoces, L MATCH INTRODUCING The Famous English Trio, TIIE SISTERS LEVEY. The Comedy Sunbeam, MINNE FRENCH. Week of Dec. 14. Joseph Jefferson Comedy Company. ENTERTAINMENT FOB THE BENEFIT OF THE Homoeopathic Hospital, AT WILLARD HALL. OPENING WITH A TEA DEC. 9, AT 4 P, M. CLOSING WITH A DANCE DEC. 11, FROM 9 P. M. Luncheon Served from 12 to 2 P. M., Sec. 10 ana 11, for 2ft Cents, Includinc Admission. SEA80N TICKETS - - - - 25 CENTS deG-ltlO Dancing 25 Cents Extra. H ARRIS' BIJOU THEATRE. Mrs. P. narris, R. L. Brltton, and T. F. Deane, Proprietors and Managers. "Week Commencing Monday, Doo. 7. A Play that Will Make Any One Laugh THE BEST OF THEM ALL. A Pair of Jacks. FUNNIER AND BETTER TnAN EVER. Clergymen Praise It; Physicians Recommend It; tho Press Indorse It, and tho Public Like It. Next Week ALFRED FREMONT IN 777. de6-ltl0 KERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATRE. Penna. avo. and 11th Street. Week CommenclnK Monday, December 7. Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. i-onaaisrELL,9 s HIGH-CLASS VAUDEVILLES. HARRY KERNELS, "The man you all know;" Matthews and Bulger, Blanche Andrews, The Iliuhleys, Blockson and Burns, Moreland & Thompson, O'Brien and Havel, Gallagher, Griffin, and Deyere. Popular f Night, 15, 25, 50, and 75c. Boxes & Prices. Matinee, 10,15,25 and 50c. J Loges $1 Next Week George Dixon's Athletic and American Four'6 Vaudeville Company. PAIS ill White Label Exqulalto. Every cork Is branded "Anheuser." - .None genuine without it. , Vmx2terofcnsi. ACADEMY. WEEK OPENING n MONDAY, DEC. I. MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATUR DAY. A PLAY OF TO-DAY. THE POWER OF THE BY PITOU AND JESSUP. " 'Give us voua hand Stbvs Fo I Believe "iOiAm AM HONEST rUrtl FULL OF INTENSE HUMAN INTEREST. Dec. 14 PEARL OF PBKIN. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Niklsch Under the Auspices of tho Music Committee. 1TI"V"E GBAWD CONC33BTS BY THE Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Arthur Nikinch, Conductor. "Among the three or four foremost orchos tras of the world." N. Y. World. "The palm of supremacy over all kindred orchestras on this side of tho water." N. Y. Sun. ""The finest body of strings ever heard in this country." tf. Y. Herald. "Nothing liko it in New York, nelthor in quality or ensemble." N. Y. Recorder. Wednesday evening, Dec. 9. Wednesday evening, Jan. 13. Wednesday evening, Feb. 10. Wednesday evenlne, March 16. Wednesday evening, April 27. SOLOSI8TS: MME. LILLIAN NORDICA. MRS. GEORGE HEN8CHEL. MRS. JULIE M. WYMAN. MR. GEORGE HENSCHEL. And other distinguished artlcts. STERLING PROGRAMMES. Season tickets covering reserved seats for tho series of five concerts, $5 and $6, accord ing to location, now on sale. .3The salo of single tickets will open at J. F. Ellis & Co.'s muBic Btore, 937 Pennsyl vania avenue, Tuesday morning, December 8. decO-ltl. C. A. ELLIS, Manager. WE ARE OUT FOR BUSINESS. We have and are preparing an exceptionally fine assortment of Candies for Thanksgiving and Xmas. We can give more Candy for the money than any firm in the city. Butter Cups, 25 cts. per pound. Fine French Mixtures, 3 pounds for $1. Fine French Mixtures, 4 pounds for $1. Fine French Mixtures, 5 pounds for Ji. Glaca Fruits, 60 cts. per pound. Salted Almonds, 60 cts. per pound. Fine Bon Bons and Chocolate, as sorted, 60 cts per pound. Bresnahan & Brick, CONFECTIONERS, 410 Seventh StN.W. I I I Lb O O M WUitu Label Exquisite, Every cork is branded "Anheuser." None genuine without it. W. A. PIERCE & CO., 7 1 9 dvca.k.:et spaob, C0RNEE EIGHTH STREET. Monday Evening, We will have an exhibition of Holiday Goods. Everything will be displayed to an advantage. Bach department will be in Holiday At tire. Come to this opening. Yon will be well pleased. In addition to this attractive display we will offer some very Attractive Bargains in de sirable articles selected for the occasion. These goods will be marked at special prices for MONDAY NIGHT ONLY from 6 to 9 p. m. Ostrich Feather Boas Koduced from $1.50 to 75c. each. Cuticura Soap. Two Cakes for 25c. From 6 tott only. Bine Lily Extract. 27c. Ounce. Rogular price 35c. ounce. Dolls. 11 inches high, 7c. each. Regular price 13c. Above price for MON DAY evening from 6 to 9 p. m. only. Si Umbrellas for 75c. These Umbrellas aro made of GLORIA cloth, 26 Inches, with silvered handles. Reg ular rrlco $1. For MONDAY night only 75c. each. 75c. Silk Hose 4:9c. Ladles' Spun-Bilk Hose in Black. Regular price 75c. For MONDAY evening only 49c. pair. LADIES' BOOT-PATTERN LISLE HOSE, Black Boot, with fancv uppor. Rogular prico 50c. pair. For MONDAY evenlnjj787c. pair. " Brocaded Windsor Ties In all of tho newest flgurlngs. Regular prico 50c. For MONDAY evening 38c. pleco. W PIERCE XjLb 719MAREZBf SPACE, Corner Eiglitla. Street. THE GREATEST ITS" THE THE 908 SEVENTH SAVINGS You have just two weeks in which to save up your dimes and dol lars to buy your loved ones a creditable Christmas present. You can do this easily without any curtailment of your present wants by giving us your patronage for this week and next. We pledge our reputation to give you better values than any other house in the pity can afford to offer. Give us just one trial and we feel assured of your future patronage What you can buy here : Men's and Boys' Pants. Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps. ' , Men's and Boys' Hosiery. , ; , Men's and Boys' Neckwear. Men's and Boys' Underwear. ', Knit Jackets. Jersey Office Coats. Men's aud Boys' White Shirts. Men's and Boys' Top Flannel 'Shirts. '- " Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs. "' Men's and Boys' Gloves. All Goods marked in plain figures, at a fixed price, and sold at no more, no less. TANZER YOUR MONEY SAVERS, OS SEVENTH from 6 to 9 P. H., 10c. Pure Linen Handkerchiefs for 5c. Ladies' Hemstitched Puro Linen Initial Handkerchiefs which aro a raro good bargain at 10c. For MONDAY evening 5c. each. Children's Fancy Boxed Hand kerchiefs For tho Holidays. These llttlo boxes aro made in tho form of a book and arc filled with CHILDREN'S FANCY COLORED BOR DERED HANDKERCHIEFS. Regular prico 28c. ForM NDAY evening only 21c. box. Our Stock of Holiday Goods This season is very largo and tho ASSORT MENT is very great. Everything in CniNA, BRIC-A-BRAC. BISQUE FIG URES, ROYAL CROWN WARE. HAND SOME VASES, PRETTY URNS, USEFUL CRACKER JARS, CUPS AND SAUCERS, CUP, SAUCER, AND PLATE IN SET CREAM PITCHERS, CHOCOLATE PITCH ERS, FANCY FRUIT PLATES, TEA SETS, CHINA CHAMBER SETS FOR CHILDREN SARDINE PLATES, etc., etc. Also ALL SORTS OF DRESSING CA8ES, MANICURE SETS, COLLAR AND CUFF BOXES, MIRRORS OF ALL KINDS, WALL POCKETS, FANCY WORK BASKETS AND BOXES. TOILET BOTTLES, FINE EX TRACTS, ELEGANT COLORED SILK HO SIERY, LEATHER GOODS OF EVERY DE SCRIPTION, EVERY STYLE OF CARD CASES, POCKET-BOOKS FOR MEN AND LADIES, nANDBOME FUR CAPES, MUFFS, etc., etc., ALL AT THE LOWEST PRICES. INSTITUTION LAND, & CO D E k& STREET N. W. ifef '1 that; .' W j . J Vafc, ST. 2STO:R,TKrWES1 . Rft-Sfr-igf-fr"