CITY AND DISTRICT
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At the iry city race course everything is being
made ready for the spring rate* which begin next
Thursday. TMgrounda bare been cleaned and
the building* "xl "niui all whitewashed, which
Imparts a neat appearance to tbe place. Since
last fall many improvement* have been made at
the track. Tba (tables were repaired, made
warmer, aad tbe ventilation Improved. As a rw
Milt all tbe bones tbat wintered at tbe track are
In fine condition. None of them are sick nor
bave anj of them been troubled with colds,
owing-'? tbe cool weatber must of them .ire a little
abort of work, but this win be remedial In a great
pan by tbe Ume tbe meeting opens. For tbe cob
ing mating tbe Jockey Club offers decidedly the
best spring program of Its history. The races will
continue through Wght d.vs. just double tbe num
ber given to spring meetings In tbe past, and a
lief ter clans of nurses will begin their reason's rac
ing here than ever before.
MAXT OF TH> CBACX STABI.IS
of tbe country have entered their best flyer*. The
fact tbat tbe meeting here opens tbe racing of the
eastern circuit readers it of special interest to
tMa snare region of country. It Is at Ivy city
tbat Ute Bret opportunity of the year is presented
to see horses with records run In their new form,
and persons who, either from pecuniary interest
or love of tbe turf,want to post themselves cannot
afford to be absent. For instance, sir Dixon, Spe
cialty, King Crab, My own, and other horses tbat
won honors last year as two-year-olds will first
face the starter here in the tbree-year-oid fonn.
Another feature of scarcely less interest is that
tbe pick youngsters of tbe best stables win make
their flrst start here In the two-year-old stakes.
There is every assurance that the attendance
apoa tbe meeting will reward the ciub for tbe
?sorts made to eclipse all past meetings,
There will he fl*e races each day andttbe first race
wtti tie called promptly at 3 ? clock In the after
noon. Tbe first day s sport will open with a flve
furlong spin tor all ages, purse |BOU Next on the
card is a mile race for three-year-olds and ui>
ward, purse fjOO. The third race will be a handi
cap iwenpstaaes, itfoo added money, one
mile, to be followod by a selling race of three
quarters, and tbe closing event of the day
will be a steeplechase over the long course.
Tbe second day has for Its opening event a three
quarter dash, lor three-year-olds and upwards.
Then will come a handicap sweepstakes, one
mile and a sixteenth; fbOO added money.
Tbe third race will be tbe Analostm
stakes, for three-year-olds, oae mile. For
this event there were thirty-two nominations, anu
It Is certain that a good fleld win start. Tbe
fourth race of the day is to be seven furlongs for a
IfiOO purse, and the fifth and last a selling race of
on the third day two stakes will be run for?the
youthful and the 9enate steeplechase. The open
ing svent of that day will be a three-quarter spin,
lobe Immediately followed by a handicap swoep
atakes?oae mile. Then win come one of the
really interesting races of the meeting?the youth
ful stake* for two-year-olds, half a mile. There
were twenty-seven nominations, comprising the
?ear-bred colts .tad flUlee of numerous stables. A
ran of seven furlongs, the winner to be sold at auc
tion, Is next on tu? card, and the day's sport will
wind up with tbe Senate steeplechase over the
long oourae. some of tbe veteran timber-toppers
will compete lor this prize.
TBB KolKTH DAT
also Um two splendid stake races on its card. Tbe
brat race will be a six-furlong dash, to be followed
by the Congressional handicap lor three-year-elds
and upward, one mile. Thirty-lour were nomi
nated for this race, comprising such flyers as
Favor, Blue Wing, Telle Doe, Kicnmond and Mona.
The \ynl?rd Hotsi states la next on the card. It
is for lhre??) ear-jlds, one mile and an eighth, and
had twenty-seven nominations, including Mr
Dixon, Satisfaction, Specialty and King crab.
A seven-turlong spin and a selling race of one
mile will wind up the day.
Tbe HfLh day offers another excellent card, be
ginning with a three-)luarier spin; next a handi
cap swoepstakes, one mile and a sixteenth, and
then whl come the Brentwood stakes, for two
year-olds, live furlongs. For this race there were
twenty-three nominations, and a silfflccnt num
ber will start to wake the result doubtful and
The Army and Navy stakes for three-year-olds
and upw ird, one mile, winner to be sold at auc
tion. I '.he next race. It had thirty-two nomina
tions, aad Uie stake is attractive enough to.as
sure a go-id Held of starters. The closing race of
the day win be a mile dasa for a $5uo purse.
i he sixth day will flr>t offer a three-quarter
spin, to be immediately tallowed by the National
handicap, one uiiie and one-eighth, always one of
the big eveuts at Ivy city. There were twenty-,
two nominations, and perhaps not less than eight ?
or ten will start. Tbe third race will be lor a $o<>0
purse, one mile. Then will come a belling race,
six iurloags, and the last event of the day will he
a hurdle race, one mile and a quarter.
roa ibs sbvintu par
the opening race win be a consolation purse of
$aOU, on* mike, lor horses that have ruu and not
won at the meeting. A three-quarter spin, a
half mlie dash tor maidens two-year-olds, a handi
cap sweepsijkaa, one mlie and a quarter, and a
s?u.u? race ot a mile will nil out tne day. The
elgulh and last day ot the meeting offers first a
Stx-iurloug spin, iheu a sedlng race of one mile,
next a sevic-furlong dash, then a handicap sweep
stakes, one lulie a:*i one-eighth, and to Wind up
lue day and the meeting a steeplechase over tbe
rLYgKS ON HAN D.
There are how at the track over one hundred
horses, tbe last string to arrive being tbat of 3. S.
Brown, which came in to-day. it. B. Morris'
?tabic arrived at Ivy City last .Saturday. Jt com
prises Armstrong, sir Dtxoo, Favor, Specialty,
Uo.deu Keei, and Volunteer, America and Laceine,
Wo last three two-j ear-olds. Ail these horses are in
prune condition, and Mr. Morris whl be very
likely to capture some of the races here, sir Dixon
looks fully capable of maintaining his fame as a
three-year-old. Favor, a velar an, is looking well.
W. H. Jennings, who has wintered at Ivy city,
has a string of nam last burses, and all of tbem
an in good lorn., be has Boat, Frank W ard. Ten
Strike, Telle Doe, swift, Laugar, l.uardsuiau,
King Idle and tbe lollowiug two-year-olds: For
moea, Teddy Foiey, nam Kuan and one not named.
A. M- Uoge, ot VS ashing ton, uas John Mia? .for
merly Failst; and W. t.. Burns.
W. F Burcu, now a resident of WnsLlngton,
and who winters regularly at Ivy city, never
null to capture a fair share of tin) prizes uere. He
kas brad and trained many noted horses, lie has
tula spring Savanac, Komp, Fashu, Blg/onelt,
Seymour, r. Thomas Boodie, Jezebel and Mill
Da?i* a Hall begin the season under auspicious
clrvuiaalances. 1 heir horses have also wintered
at Ivy City,and. In charge of their capable trainer,
Mr. J lyner, have come through the winter In good
too ill'ion. Most of taem require a Utile more
work to bring them Up to their bent, and the lew
days left before the meeting win be used to ad
vantage. This stable comprises Fatrocles, Bess,
kn g it of Vinton, Leander, Lou Ida, Lettina, Mo.
?ance, h ma >iire, and Woodroee.
Jtx-oiov. Bowie has a string of Oneen, which ar
rived a few days ago. His stable comprises
later,by Gelding, Jubilee. Vueberg, Beilewood.
Man-foul, Tlt-VAUIOW, Belle d"Of, SalvlnL Vance'
Japhet, fersuader, and four unnamed.
It Bradley, who arrived Irom Virginia day be
fore vesierday, baa a lot of g<x*l horses that have
evidrnuy been well t ared for during the winter
He has Le Ijjgas, King 1L. Hawiey, Blanche, Lor
ns, May T., iceberg and Fancy 11.
a. S. Brown. wbuK stab ? arrived yesterday, baa
? string of 01 teen in all. among tbem Blue Wing
Defaulter, Mona, Duse uf Bourlion. Kempton, Blue
toartcr. History, t/Falion and half a duten or more
ti. 11. Kernaghan, who wintered at AtnroaCa.Ua.
has reached l?y city with his horses. Tuey were
far enough South to oe kept at work steadily all
tArty-gb the winter months, and are consequently
now reaity for active and efficient duty, uf the
?Ubw burch in the best known. Among his stable
companions are AUU ' C, a sister to Burch; Col.
Cowan, Mil tie B., a turer-year-old by Falsetto; an
uther by Ten Broeck, and a two-year-old by King
a W. street, with about a dozen hop* s, has been
here all the winter. In bis list are orurnlu, Ua
rooa. Niagara, Boccaclo, Edlsto, Kleanor C. <for
mvriy Irene,, Lucy H-, Umpire. Deception, LlUle
C, Droty Duck, and one or two more.
_T. D. McDenuou has K oobin (formerly ?1
ah lii, the jumper, ai?l a Dan aparung coll.
T. W. Dos we 11, W. C. Daly, and half a dozen
more, with tbelr stables, wUl arrive from Brighton
T. .s. Miiirr i? at the track with Teo
Buuker, Harry Kusoeil, Himalaya, Claj Fate, Fen
Mnnla, aad asveral two-year-olds.
The trainers are diligently availing themselves
U the 1-w days left for work, and from early dawn
until n. ar noon the track is kept pretty hot. Now
M the U?e w ncn the horses are being speeded, and
an aariy visitor to the track sees suuie good run
amg. In me practice oi yosteruay and tuis morn
ing Fatrocles workeil a mile in l:.Vl; TeUe Doe and
Bcsta la l.-Ab^; koiup la 1:?; Bessie In
King Idle In 1^1. Seymour, a two
year-old of Burch a, wiwked a ball a lulle In -U,
and soiFe. a crack two-year-old ot Davis c Han,
aiad* half a mlie with comparative ease in iiw.
Muga's John Sua* covered three-quarters In 1:19.
?ou?tt has not yet duue better than a tniie in 1
j). Pasha has been suffering some from that
Cot his, but seems all right now. swirt has not
; put to her Uwl llcka LnLogas and King B.
cueertU a mils anaily In 1 ail; May T. three-quart
an la 1M., Blanche a half mils in
Davis A IIall's ware is a One looking, two-year
old, and gives promise of cutting aoms Bgure
r?-g the youngstsrs thlsssason. stuyvesant has
(um Vi places. Mr. Morris Is quoted as saying
Lai As wUl start Sir Dixon in either the Youtb
tul jf Brentwood stakes here, and after that win
Bave nut tor the Kentucky Derby. Favor Is en
tsrsd la me Congressional handicap aad in the
MaUoaal handicap. It la intauded to Mart him la I
at least uas of them. He is looking splendidly and :
tfea race lair to be between tilrn and Fanama,
as lA* latter Is also entered In both these races,
TsCe Don, a great favorite here, is also entered in
(As i'i nsi?liinsl handicap, and If she starts sns
?Ui cam considerable money. There Is no per
ssaiMsg the a m um peopis hare to go back on Tel
tOmr Aadsrtok, tbe jockey of Davts t HaU,
?a narrow maps Thursday laonung. He was
Loakia wAaa ?As bolted and threw him. Us
MA V. hut fortunately suffered no
been running ?t Clifton, Guttenburg, and other
abort tracks?to start at the spring meet'ng here.
The Maryland Jockey Club, wh?ch was one of the
nrst to bar these horses, has reconsidered Its ac
tion and will permit them to start at Plmiico.
Secretary Mclntyre. of the jockey club, has run
over to Brooklyn to attend to some business of the
club there, of which he la also secretary. He will
be back here on Monday next.
TEACHHU BOYS A TRADE.
The Srboel Opened by the MasUr
1*lumber* for Apprealicn,
A SCENE IX TBI SCHOOL-ROOM?HOW THE B0T9 WKRE
T4COHT TO MAKE AND "WIPE" A JOINT?TilltNG
ABOCT HP.TALs?FIRST LESSORS IN PLL'SBING?THE
PCRP08K OP THK SCHOOL, ETC.
In a large room occupying tbu whole third floor
of the building 213 lvrth street thirty boys
were ranged at work along the Aides of three long
work benches, it was evening when The Star
reporter climbed the stairs, and the room was
brightly lighted. The attitudes of the boys all
had the unconscious grace natural to a boy when
he Is hard at work upon something In which
he is interested. On the benches were scat
tered various tools and bits of lead pipe. It
was the trade school for plumbers' appren
tices, an institution Just opened under the
direction of the Master Pluniijers' Association,
lhe membership, though limited to boys regu
larly apprenticed to members of :he Master Plumb
eiv Association, is large and growing. The school
has been fitted up by . he Master Plumbers' Asso
ciation. The boys In attendance are required to
pay a dollar a month for the instruction they re
ceive. This sum does not, so an officer 01 the asso
ciation told a stah reporter, pay expenses, but It
helps, and It gives the boys a fueling of Indepen
dence. Twice a week the boys meet for instruc
tion. They b*gan last week, and of course have
not yot advanced very far in the
M VSTEKIKS OP TBI TRADE.
Before opening the school a committee of the
Master Plumbers' Association Investigated the
schools for plumbers' apprentices opened in New
York, Philadelphia and other cities. The plan of
the school established here is modeled on that in
Philadelphia. The purpose Is to give practical In
struction. The actual work at the bunch will,
however, be varied at times by lectures on metal
lurgy and sanitary matters, especially with rela
tion to plumbing, in the school-room are
kept on rile various trade Journals and
papers uevoted to subjects of interest to the trade.
The boys are encouraged to read there and to
post themselve* on the condition or the trade. The
first lesion given last ween related to the materials
used by the plumber. The lesson given
when Tiii St ax reporter visited the school
?us intensely practical. Kach boy was given
A PIECE O* LEAD PIPE,
and he bad to dress It, cut it, and then Join It
again, or make and wipe a Joint. First, the boy
took his pipe and straightened and smooth it out
by hammering It with a sort of club called a
"dresoer." or bringing it down with considerable
force upon the top of the bench. Then
he sawed It in two and next prepared
the two ends to be joined. The Inner
periphery of the ends was rlrst made as perfect
a circle as possible by means of a turn-pin, a piece
of hard-wood neatly turned in the shape or a
pear or top. This would bo driven Into tne end of
the pipe. The opening at the end of one piece,
which was to receive the other was then enlarged
by driving the turn-pin in with some force.
The ends of both pieces were then beveled
with a rasp on the outside and a wedge
shaped knife on the inside. Next the
outer surface of each piece of pipe was
chalked for a distance of three or four inches from
each eud, and th-n painted with Mack "soil.'
When this was done an inch or two from each end
was scraped with a knife, the "soil" and the sur
face of the lead being scraped away, leaving the
metal beneath shining like 9ilver. The scraped
part was then greased. The boy then
fitted tne two ends together, placing the
pipe on bricks and weighting theia, so
that they were Arm and steady under the band.
He was careful In adjusting them 10 nee that they
fitted so well that there was no chance of the sol
der's passing through the crevice Into the Interior
of the pipe. Then the joint was ready to be
"wiped.1' In his left hand the boy takes his cloth,
a little square patch of ticking folded several
"WIPINO" A JOINT.
In his right band he takes a ladle full of molten
solder from the melting pot. Holding bis left
hand protected by the oloth beneath the Joint, he
sprinkles the solder over the Joint, catching It
and wiping it iround the pipe with the cloth,
soon there Is an accumulation of soft solder about
the jotnt, and he works It with the cloth In his ,
left hand until he has fashioned a symmetrical i
looking and serviceable Joint.
When the boy? had finished working their Joints,
Mr. K. G. Campbell, who acts as instructor, took a
piece of pipe and went through the same opera
tion, explaining the reason fordoing various things
thai, did not explain tueuiselves. The chalk is put
on to clean off the grea.*) that naturally
collects on the pipe, so that the "soil" will stick,
i he soil is made of lamp-black and glue, it Is put J
"a for two purposes. The -tin'' or solder will not
adhere to the parts covered with tbe "solL"
and the black color helps the plnhiber. In
tiie case of a bright, new pipe, to tell when
he has scraped the surface sufficiently.
After the "soil" is put on the two ends are scr*j>ed
for some distance, leaving an inch or two still
black with the soil. The length of the pipe to be
scraped depends upon the length of the Joint one
wants to make, if It 13 to be a plump, round Joint,
only about an Inch will be scraped. This scraped
part is covered with grease or tallow so that the
solder will adhere better.
The Instructor explained also the proportions of
tin and lead to be used in making solder and cau
tioned the boys against skimming their melting
pots. As the tin floats on the surface by skimming
tue pot the plumber gets his ladle full ot tin only.
The mixture musi be stirred. Each little incident
was explained. Mr. Campbell showed the boys
how to Veil when their soider was hot enough by
testing it with a little stick or piece
of paper. Having thrust Uls ladle into
the pot a little explosion followed and
drops of but molten solder were scattered
around. Thl.-> opportunity for instruction was not
lost. Mr. Campbell explained that the ladle was
wet, and when he put it intothe pot little globules
ot steam were formed, which, expanding, caused
a miniature volcano. Plumbers, he said,
were always careful to see that the
Implements they put Into the solder were per
fectly dry. When Mr. Campbell began to pour
the metal on the joint, he talked as he worked,
explaining the prooertles of the different im-tals.
When he had got. what is called a "heat,
up."' he began to work the mass of
soft inetal with ills cloth. The "beat-up"
is the point where the metal in the pipe at the
Joint reaches the same temperature as that of the
solder, and the two metals amalgamate. Then
the new and the old metal are worked as one
pliable mass under the hand.
The Instruction for the evening was over before
10 o'clock, and the boys look off their aprons, put
ou their coats and hats and started home.
THE ADVANTAME OP THE SCHOOL.
A member ot the committee in charge said a
boy would learn as much In six months in such a
school as he would be likely to learn in four years'
time in a shop. The Journeyman, he said, will not
stop to instruct the bey by his side. He has the
boy with h;m as a helper, to do the hard work that
he can do without Instruction, while the journey
man does tue work requiring skill. The master
plumber, he said, paid the boy by the week, and
naturally expected to get as much time
out of mm as he could. So, be
tween the master and the journeyman,
the apprentice got a good deal of haid work to do,
but did not learn much. In New York and other
cities where such schools have been In operation
boys who take the course of lessons have a year
taken off their term of apprentlce-ihlp. It is ex
pected that a similar rule will be established here.
The District Commissioners and others Interested
in t lie sanitary plumbing will be Invited to visit
Taxes and Ike Hock Creek Tunuel.
To the Editor of The Evknino Stab:
Ilenry George's idea that a community has a
right to the lanu values It creates is considered by
many to be impracticable, but in the case of the
Hock Creek tunnel it strikes me we might make
use ot It. Why should not the city place a tax
that would take the grea'.er part, say three
fourths, of the increase in land values near the
creek, caused by the Improvement? This tax in
the course of a few years would bring Into the city
treasury more than the cost of the improvement.
The present owners could not complain, for not
only would present values not be included In the
tax but they would g<t gratuitously one-fourth of
the increase In value, and tho city would get the
Improvement free, even if It did not continue the
tax after the money paid out had been collected.
Would this not be better than taxing the eullre
city and tne General Government for the purpose
of increasing the value of land held by a lew citi
zens? K. J. b.
A Prstrsl Against Heck-Creek Tunnel.
To the Editor of The Evenino Star
On behalf of a much-taxed people permit me to
protest, through the columns of your paper,
against tbe passage of the bill to tunnel Hock
creek. It la stated that it would reclaim fifty
squares, and for that reason It is desirable. Nq
doubt. But to whom is It desirable? To the
present owners of fifty worthless squares. The
improvement would, undoubtedly, be a great
benefit to that section of the city; but would It
not be simple robbery to enrich the tew owners of
those squares at the expense of the people. If
the owners want those squares reclaimed let them
bear the expense. Or, If the Government la to do
It, let It nrst acquire utle to the properly to be
benefited, and, when complete, lease the property
to anybody who will pay the marke%value for the
use of 1U C. B. H.
Alusoed American Intriuues i* Eceopb.?The
Paris I otairt deuounc.s the "American gang that
has been providing Gen. boulanger with funds
with the flew of bringing about a war between
rrauce and uertuany, which would result la a de
mand for American grain and Unned meats and
tbe removal of prohibitive duties."
To** Was jto Betrothal at All.?TM Loo
$?? ?orr?*Pondent says tbe story of
tbe betrothal of KrlDce Alexander and Frtucean
Victoria was without foundation and was Invented
by tbe court party, in conjunction witb some
tbe Impertal household. In order to
prevent Prlh'-e Alexander from coming to Berlin
to re-enter the army, and also la order to excite
(Imply wished to visit Berlin, and it wss tbe loutn.
uua of tbe euyerur to coatee some military honor
Upon Ma, to which brines Bismarck oSjeotedL
THE DISTRICT BOTMUlllUrR
The Hen Wk? Ai
?( tlw OUr.
m distbict goTnm?HT Btnuwa and thi Of
ficials who oootrr ir-amui or in oo0
nmww Ajr? ran* imaBun Aiarim
10 w rn district aOTBtunAMT n o?aAXtui>, rrc.
The lane brick building oa 1st street, half way
between B street and Indian* avenue, u not lm
prevdve la appearance, lta proximity utti tn
pnsing front and swelling dome at the Capitol
would make even a more pretentious building look
bumble. It stands on tbe low ground and look*
up in a pleading sort o( way to tne great building
on tbe hllL Here tbe District govern men t aits, as
It were, at the feet of Uncle Ham. It Is la this
building that tbe three men who administer the
affairs of tbe District government and their
various subordinates have their offices. It 1?
here that tbe dutiful citizen goes to pay bis
taxes, to ask for street improvements, and
to make known bis complaints when the gov
ernment Is not conducted according to bis views.
The District of Columbia, which Is governed
from this building, consists geographically of the
city of Washington, Including west Washington,
formerly Georgetown, and a suburban section
known as the county of Washington, which oon
1 tains a number of villages. The area of the Dla
1 tmi Is 72 sutiare miles, with a population of
226.000. The present local government as the seat
of Government of the United States la a municipal
corporation designated by law "The District of
Columbia." Its executive consists of a board of
three commissioners, two of whom are appointed
from civil life by the Preeldeat of the United
states and connrmeo by the senate for three yean
each. The other Commissioner is an officer of the
Engineer corpa of the United States Army, above
the rank of captain, detailed for this duty by tbe
President of the United States. Tbe two cdvll com
missioners give bond in $60,000 each. Their salary
Is $5,000 per annum.
TH COM MISS10XBB8' BOOK*.
The rooms occupied by tbe Coeamlssloners oa the
-second floor are all cheerful and pleasant. On the
right-hand side of the hall, going up the stairway,
can be found the civilian Commissioners' occupy
ing different rooms, connected with folding doors.
The front room is occupied by Commissioner Webb
aud the other by Commissioner Wheat ley. Tbe
doors to all of the rooms are generally kept open,
and callers take their turn and walk in unan
nounced to the presence of the commissioners.
When the door Is shut tbe Commissioners are ab
sent, and no one permitted to enter. The commis
sioners have no regular time for meeting as a
board, but come together whenever there is an ac
cumulation of inisiness demanding their attention
and action as a board.
The predecessors of the present. Commissioners
had a rule to meet at l .:to o'clock each day, but
now the duties of administration are so alvlued
among them that respecting most of the business
coming before them each Commissioner can act
other, and each one after considering the matter,
puts his name on It as It passes under his hand
with a rubber stamp. They are at their office
usually about 8.:?J o'clock, and most of the time
until 3 o'clock, when the buiullug is closed to visi
tors, is taken up listening to statements of visi
Tbe room occupied by
Hon. W ul B. Webb the
president of tbe Board
of commissioners, Is spa
cious. Tbe windows look
out on 1st street. In the
middle of the room is a
high desk, which com
pletely hides the com
missioner, at first, from
anyone entering the door
of ids room. On the wall
is a neat raok containing
large maps of the Dis
trict and country. Upon
Mr. Webb's desk stands
a small portrait of Pres
ident Cleveland in a
plush frame, and beside
?' ft a small glided bust of
serves as a paper weight. Commissioner Webb is
a preposses>lng man, of distinguished beating,
with a crown of silvery hair, thick and luxurious
In growth. The fresh color of his face forms a
pleasing contrast with the gray hair and the gray .
mustache which partly conoeals his mouth. Mr. |
Webb is about slxty-two years of age, tall, and of
robust proportions, though not inclined to be
Cirtly. He Is a native of Washington. His father
well remembered as being the senior member of
the firm of Webb ? Beverldge. The commissioner
graduated from Columbia College In 1844, studied
law with the late Henry May, and has practiced
here successfully and continually, with the excep- I
tlou of three years, from September, 1801, when
he held the office of chief of police. He was the
first chief appointed after the organization of the
Metropolitan Poiic?. Among his public services
the compiling of the work known as Webb's di
gest is perhaps the most noteworthy. This work
Is authority on ail points regarding the compli
cated ordinances of the city. Mr. \t ebb Is a mem
ber ol the faculty of the National University Law
School. In accepting the office of commissioner
he left an extensive law practice largely in the
hands of his two sons and nephew, who were
trained In their profession under his direction.
Sir. Webb Is not only the senior of his colleagues
In years, but also In length of service, as ho was
appointed July -jo, imk., to succeed commissioner
west. Ills term of office expires next January.
Upon entering office Mr. Webb had lor his
colleagues for a Tew months, Mr. Kdmunds and
Major Lydecker. lie was appointed during a re
cess of congress, and consequently his t?jrm will
not expire lonii before that of his colleague, Mr.
Wheatley, as his nwilnatlon was not contlrtned
by tho senate until January 13,1880, and his com
mission runs from that date. Mr. Webb has a
pleasant home at the southwest corner of 18th and
F streets, and attends All Soul s Unitarian church.
Socially he is much liked. Under the division of
executive duties among the Commissioners, Mr.
Webb has charge of the Washington asylum, the
charitable and relormatory institutions, tbe pub
lic schools and tire department.
In the adjoining room
will be found at his defck.
Like Mr. Webb, he lias a
map of the District and
the county subdivisions
hanging on a wall ready
for instant reference. The
raller always has a tacit
Invitation to take a seat,
lor there is always a chair
placed at tbe commis
sioner's left hand. Dur
ing business hours that I
chair is seldom empty.
Mr. Wheatley Is about
forty-four years of age,
and tne youngest man
that ever held the position of civilian commis
sioner. lie la six feet in height, of athletic figure,
and weighs about 200 pounds. .He la an anient
admirer of boating, and could as be stands pull
a stroke oar so as to put to shame msny an ambi
tious oarsmen on the river. He has a good health,
ful color, a clear frank blue eye, and a heavy
blonde mustache. .His good standing as a citizen
and hw successful administration of an extensive
private business were doubtless tbe chief things
that suggested lilra for the office he now holds.
His was a case in which the office sought the
man. He la the son of the late Francis W*hsatley,
and was educated in the famous old
Hallo we 11 Seminary m Alexandria. When
quite young he went into business with his father,
and subsequently wltb his brothers succeeded to
bis father's business, which, through his great ac
tivity and Intelligent supervision, was greatly ex
tended. Always a democrat, and associated with
the democracy of the District, he never held public
ottlce before the honors he now enjoys were thrust
upon blm. For some years he has been a vestry
man of Christ P. K. church. West Washington,
and a director of the Fireman's Insurance Co.
For two years he was president ol the Potomao
Boat Club. in later years pressure of business
anil official cares have prevented his taking active
part in the management of the club. Mr. Wheat
ley was appointed a District commissioner March
h, 188(1, and confirmed March '-."a on entering
offlco he retired from active participation in the
business of the firm of Wheatley Bros. He brought
to the discharge of his official uutles a tulnd thor
oughly trained to business, and bis advice is o(
great value to his colleagues. Mr. Wheatley's
home is at 1314 SOU street. West Washington, and
he is blessed with a most Interesting family
Mr. Wheatley has charge of the various offices that
administer the finances of tbe District, the police
department, the health office (including the sweep,
tag of streets), and the property clerk's office.
COM MISSION EH KAVM0NP.
Across the hall, oppo
site Mr. Webb's room,
aud fronting like his on
1st street, will be found
tbe office of the Engineer
W. Raymond. lie waa
detailed as Engineer
2(1, 1888, relieving yoL
Ludlow. MaJ. Raymond's
life is an exceedingly in
teresting one. He wsa
boru in Connecticut, and
appointed u? 1801 from
New York to the Military
Acadumy. where he grad
uated In Xt(S6, Although
but a cadet he served
on Gen. D. STCouch's staff at the battle of Get
tysburg. June 23,1906, he waa promoted to flrst
Ueutepant, corps of Engineer* Be also served aa
assistant to tbe special boartfoC engineer
llorating the fortifications la tbe vteUUty
ton, Mmsi, October L1886. to September X'
Going then to caUlornla, ae serted as ai
engineer In tbe construction.Of .the defenses qf
he wsa 4 --?.
neers for tbe Pacific Coast, and progMted to beoap.
of engineers Maroh n, Itwwjld be
- -x? -
tain of engineers Maroh
difficult to follow Major
travels and experiences,
farther north, farther
farther west waa
vice. He was for
nesting and military i
tbe Military Academy.
Stttea expedition to ft
ask of venua. itafcr
what of a cim history. W
Ph. a conferred upon &lm
of Pennsylvania, In 1876. am
netted with terrestrial
of medians height, with a
blue eye. BMUy af
his maaaer. he haa .. .
Immediately in the rear
of. and adjoining, com
mission er Wheat ley's
room can be round tbe
secretary of t.ue board.
Dr. Wm. TtndalL The
Wograpby ot Dr. TUidall
ror many years past la
part ?( tba municipal
history of the District.
He waa born in Wilming
ton, DeL, and served in
the 1st regiment from
that state for three yeara
during the iau> war. He
was graduated in medi
cine, but did not con
tinue in tbe practice ot
that profession, and was
afterward graduated in ?
law. He was appointed clerk to Mayor Bowen
2r?flrA?*r- When Mayor Bowen was da
^LPJ^s,ayor Emery tbe latter urgently re
Quested Dr. Tlndall to continue in tbe same rela
J~? *? ins administration, but the sense or loyalty
J?4?? 01 the contest led him to decline,
although his personal sentiments were as friendly
iS.-?*8 lhe other- When the territorial form of
government was created, he rendered such ener
getic and Intelligent assistance in the prepara
uons for the election and other preliminary details
olVanJMtion of that government that Gov.
hr?r??c . ulBl hl8 secretary, and he continued
in that position during the incumbency of that
gyffytt.hl* successor, Gov. A. K. Shepherd.
JZISfLt. temporary commission government was
tJ/XfrJ.n June, be was appointed secretary
Ommlssloners, and when the permanent
form of government succeeded It he was appointed
the executive board and has con
tinued, with much distinction to himself, in that
?~,ce ever since. He is courteous and obliging,and
to render the most satisfactory service
fu>8- Hft possesses marked admin
istrative ability, largely due to his faculty for
?*W generalization and condensation.
Capt. T. W. Symom has,
as assistant to the
had under his charge dur
ing the last few years so
many interests of import
ance to the people of tbe
District that he is as
well known as any old
citizen. His frank, open,
pleasing way always
makes one, who calls at
his office feel at home at
once. He is a One specl
mau of physical man
hood, fully six feet in
height, and of athletic
Hgure. He was born in
. ... New York in 1841?, and
?????'Fuppoluted to the Military
i, i!' ?? ?' Academy from Michigan
IB 1S70. He graduated June 17, 1874, and pro
moted to be second lieutenant Corps 01 Engineers.
After leaving the Military Academy CaptTsymons
served for a year ana a-half at the school ot Ap
plication, at Wlllet's Point, New York h irbor. He
was then detailed as ati assistant to Lieut. Wheeler
j in tho work of surveying the Western states and
territories, and in this capacity served In I.'tah,
Nevada, California and Oregon. After three years
of this service ho was detailed as chief engineer of
the department of the Columbia, In which capacity
he served until the fall or lssv, making extensive
surveys and a map of the country wnich
Is the standard authority to the present da?, capt.
symons was then sent to the Mississippi Klver
and served under the commission in personal
charge of the great works on the Plum Point
Reach of the river until the summer of 18X1. He
was then selected to act under the Department of
State In carrying out the provisions of the treaty
with Mexico, which provided for a reconnaissance
and survey of the boundary line between the two
countries from F.1 Paso to the Pacinc. He tnS'ie a
full personal examination and report upon the
line, which was completed In tho fall of lwet, and
he waa then detailed as an assistant to Major Ly
decker to take personal charge of the work lor im
proving the water supply of Washington. In this
capacity he supervised the erection of the dam
across the Potomac at the Great Falls, the driv
ing of tne tunnel between the old and new reser
voirs, the construction of tne new reservoir near
uie Soldiers' Home, and the great 48 and 75-lnch
Iron mains which are to bring the additional sup
ply to the city. capt. Symons was relieved from
this work In June, I8?a, to enable him to accept
the position of assistant to Engineer Cominfe
[ sloner Ludlow, by whom he was assigned to the
charge of the water and sewer, gas and plumbing
departments. Lnder his administration the great
Boundary sewer was completed, and very exten
sive Improvements were made in the water distri
bution system and the administration of the
water office, and others are in process of evolu
tion. capt. symonsj now has charge of tho im
provements and repair of highways, the comput
ing engineer's office, bridges, parking commission,
railroads, street lighting una telegraph and tele
Ebone lines, it capt. symons has a hobty it is
orseback riding. He is an accomplished horse,
man, and has been ope of the most enthusiastic
promoters of the riding school.
On the left-hand aide < >f
the hall coming up the
stairway can be round
Capt. smith s. Learh, the
other assistant to the
Cant, I.each was born In
Indiana In IKK), and ap
pointed from that state
to the Military Academy
July 1, ie7L He was
f;raduated and promoted
11 the Array to second
lieutenant Corps 01 Kn
glqeers June lti, 1875,
IleBrsl served wltn the
engineer battalion at
Wlllet's Point, New York,
harbor, until Ih7ti, when]
he was detailed on tem
porary duty at Phlladei
Ftolfiintn wlth th* International exhlbl
lion until September li 1876. He was fh?n <<?
flf/l'inan^r.VtWlll,'l s ''"'"S w,u rp h* served as
? AU.1 treasurer. July l?, in7h, he was de
tailed as recorder of the board ot engineers on the
improvement of low-water navigation of tlie Mls
*,1l8S0Url Elvers, where he served wltn
? great distinction unill ordered to Washington as
I 1 T Kntf??er commissioner, capt
2 ? 7!n*Li0tlie *trenuous effort* of uitl
2? reassigned to his old position
at Memphis and Lieut. Lusk detailed here in his
stead In his (tertonal qualities Capt. Leach re
^n'.h'iai18 Pf^ecewsor, Capt. fJrimn, who was
much liked. He possesses strong personal inag
easlly1 bappy faculty of making friends
IX. Jas. L. Lusk, who will
succeed capt. Leach, was
born in Pennsylvania In
18.VJ, and appointed to
the Military Academy
from Pennsylvania Sep
tember 1, 1874, where he
graduated, and was pro
moted to be second lieu
tenant, Corps of Engi
neers, June 14.1878. lie
first served at the Mili
tary Academy as assist
ant Instructor of practi
cal military engineering
and of natural and es
> perlmental philosophy,
and then with t he engl
. . , neer battalion at Wlllet's
Point, Lieut. Lusk is ?t
present engaged on the improvement of the Mis
sissippi at St. Louis. As he Is high up 'In the list
of lieutenants, he win become a captain by the
time he arrives In Washington. The out of Lieut.
Lusk was taken from a picture taken some years
ago. Since that time he has developed a full beard
and wears glasses.
CHIKF CI.WKK ROCK.
Between the rooms oc
cupied by Major Ray
mond and capt. I .each
Mr. Jos. Rock, chief
clerk of the englueer de
partment, has his office.
Mr. Rock Is a man of fine
Physique, nearly <1 feet
in height, and the pos
sessor or a deep bass
voice. While brusque
and business-like in his
manner, he often goes
out ot the way of official
routine to do some net. of
kindness or charity. He
was born in Northtleld,
Vt., in 1840; joined the
flntt regiment of Ver- ??
mont volunteers at the breaking out of the war
and served with thetu three months, in October
or the same year he enlisted In the sixth regiment
Vermont volunteers, which lormed a part of t he
Vermont brigade, sixth army corps, army or the
Potomac, lie served all through tne war, and in
188T?, upon the organization of the Freedmen's
Bureau, was detailed there to perform clerical
duty. In October, 18?B, he received a civil ap
pointment, being mustered out ol military service
as corporal He served In the record division of
the Freedmen's Bureau until September iu7i
when he was appointed Journal clerk, and placed
In charge ot record division of the board or public
worka. Upon the reorganization of the District
government, In June, 1874. he was one of tbe few
employes ot the old board that were retained br
Capt. Hoxle, who was chief engineer of the Dli
trtct. In 1876 he was promoted to the chief clerk
ship ot tlie engineer department of the District,
which be baa filled, with great distinction UD u5
the present time. v
Mow t* Get the Bock Crock Toaatl,
To the Cdlior of Tut Svaeno Stab:
The suggestion of Tn Stab that the District
should know beyond any doubt the manm..^ (Xmt
ot the worft and the maximum burden of taxation
that will result before it enters on the work of the
Rcek-Creek-tunnel scheme, is very pertinent
indeed. Tbe tax-payers of the District have had
some experience In the reliability of Army engi
neers' estimates that ought to teach them alesson
Tj?tyr estimates tor tbe water-works extension was
onytnally H.30^&4L?1, and It baa cost almost
$3,000,ouu, eight years of time (with at least a
mr man required to oomplMe it), and there in no
certainty that it will stand when done. H?i*h ?n
experience certainly ought to make the District
authorities and Congress think several times before
they embark in any new scheme ot like character
values. Now, It the projectors of theT
honest in this belief, then I suggest that
np a bill by which they shall be authorlm ?
the wort at their own expense, and have as t
MAI. ESTATE MATTttl.
A euiifN *r uw
wmcw ?? Um CUy.
m inun rbsobtb wttbw ?abt mct-m
nmua or kiudm otbbatioks tmocbboct
tu cirr?some or ni nw wnw w w
coubsb or nacnox.
Plus for the tu miner in now WT geoerally
considered. Nowadays nearly everybody makes
?ohm kind of a chans?* tor the heated Mm. Even
If It all ends in staying borne It la an interesting
subject to talk over. The respective advantages
of The mountains and the seashore, of a location
near to or at a distance froin the city, are some of
the elements that lend to this matter an import
ance of absorbing 1 merest. There are other points
which may be ot signal Importance. For instance,
the financial question, and then the more delicate
one of how to di.spose ot the husband, father and
and brothers, who are obliged to remain at home
for the greater part of the summer. Caa tbeee
members of the family circle be left expossd for
two or three moiths to the trials and temptations
of bachelor life in the cltyt On the oU?er hand,
wtu it be conducive to domestic happiness for the
unprotected wife and daughters to engage in the
gayetles and excitement? of the summer resorts?
These are great questions in the family circle just
now, and an effort is made sometimes to dodge
these issues and try to Qnd a middle course. This
is thought to be accomplished by selecting some
place near the city where the wife and children
can enjoy the pure country air and the male mem
bers of the family can Join them after business
hours, or at least onoe a week. This la, perhaps,
one reason for the rapid growth of suburban set
tlements surrounding the city. The number
of people who spend a portion of each year la
the oouutry near the city is now very great.
Each year adds to the number. The consequence
is that tne country for a radius ot some miles Is
dotted with oountry homes and the beginnings of
small settlements. Along the lines of the railroads
the stations are increasing in number, and It does
not require the eye ot prophecy to perceive that It
Is only a matter of a few years when it mar be
said that the city has extended out In these direc
NBAB TBB RAILROADS.
In the vicinity of the different lines of railroad
leading out ot the city may be found the resi
dences of many Washington people. During the
warm weather the farm houses accommodate a
large number of visitors, and they are scattered
as tar as Leesburg and Round Hill on one line ot
railroad, and Harper'# Ferry on the other. Within
these points and nearer to the city are the homes
of those who make the country their permanent
residence all tne year around. On the W ashlngton,
Ohio and Western Railroad may be round Carlln
.springs, where some of the land has been subdi
vided Into building lots. A few miles beyond is
Falls Church, which Is a flourishing settlement,
mainly ot people whos^busluess is in Washington.
Midway between Falls Church and Vlenua la
Dunn-Lorlng. a comparatively new suburban sub
division. It is not expected that the movement of
population toward Virginia will be confined to the
region along the lailroad, but now that the free
bridge Is completed, those in search of homes will
be attracted, it Is thought, to the Virginia tide of
Auacostla and the country on the other side of the
Eastern Branch is one of the old suburbs of the
city, and, like other sections, has felt the impulse
of the growth and prosperity of recent years. New
subdivisions are constantly being made, among
which Agasslz Park, toward the east, has come
into prominence. The village ot Bennlng, a sta
tion on the Baltimore and Potomac road, claims
many Wastdngtoulans, and the tine air ana lovely
scenery causes the residents there to wonder why
a larger number of people do not prerer that local
ity to any other about the city.
TBI MORXINO AMD BVBMIMU TRAINS
going out from the Baltimore and Ohio depot
into Maryland bear witness to the attractive
ness of country residence. The railroad oompany
is obliged to make special provision to aooommo
date the travel, and recently It has begun to real
ize the importance ot the suburban settlements
and Is doing something in the way of additional
trains and special rates to help along the move
Along the Washington Branch there are settle
ments at Montello and Ivy City. Further along
large tracts ot land known as Woodbridge and
Highland have been subdivided. HyattsvUle Is
growing constantly, and a portion of the old Rlvee
place has recently been laid off into building sites.
Hie subdivision ot land along the Metropolitan
Branch begins at the boundary lines ot the dtf
and extends to Garrett Park, some eleven miles
from the city. The summer boarders, however, go
further, and may be found at Hockvllle, ualthera
burg, Washington Grove, Boyda, and up to Har
pers Ferry and beyond.
Kckington, however, which la the old country*
place or Joseph (.ales, of the Arational IntrU>
oencer, Is the tlrst subdivision, and extends to the
bounds of the city. Then comes Brookland, a sub
division at Brook's Station. Tracts of land In this
vicinity and beyond have been purchased with
tue view of subdivision. Takoma, which Is now
quite a flourishing village, Is six miles from the
city, and, in addition to permanent homes. It is
proposed to erect a hotel for the accommodation
ot summer boarders. Beyond Is Forest Glen,
which Is favorably knowu through the handsome
hotel which was opened last spring for the first
time. The experiment of conducting a first-class
hotel in i ho vicinity of the city proved highly
successful, and it Is now one of the permanent
teat tires of summer life at the capital. In the
wooded grouuds surrounding the hotel several
cottagcs nave befu erected. It is proposed to sub
divide the high ground on the opposite side of the
railroad ana build there a h >t -1, so that the
future for suburban hotel facilities Is promising.
Tnen tuere is silver Spring, where may be touud
the line farms and comfortable country homes of
many of the solid citizens of Washington. Two
or three miles farther along is Barrett Park with
its 5(H) acres, owned and subdivided by the Metro
politan Investment Co. Several cottages have
been erected, and the nucleus of a village has
LRAVIKO TBB VIC IK ITT OF TBB RAILROADS,
there Is an extensive suburban region lying
along the northern border ot the ctty, ex
tending as far west as Tenleytown. A great
deal of this land has been subdivided, and
in some localities near the city houses have
been erected. It is expected in the full develop
ment of this locality that street-car lines will
beruuout from the ctty and that It will ultl.
unit!) become a part of the city. Along 14th
street to Mount Pieasant and In the immediate
vicinity hauusome houses have been erected. Such
people as Justice Harlan, Mrs. John A. Logan, the
widow ol the late Justice Woods and others have
elegant homes on these heights, and now ex-Sen
ator Henderson ana l>r. Win. A Hammond propose
to build residence* there. The extension of Massa
chusetts avenue and the activity in property In
the vicinity of Tenleytown has gone along with
the expenditure or large sutnsof money ia grading
and tu making other improvements.
The area thus hastily passed over largely ex
ceeds in acreage the amount ot land included
within the present limits of the city, and the
activity manifested in every direction snows that
preparations are already being made for that pre
dieted increase in tne population, when there will
be a million people living at the capital of the
TBB AXOLBBS' CLUB COTTAGE.
The oozy club house of the Washington Anglers'
Club Is to be greatly enlarged. Plans have been
prepared by Mr. W. Bruce Gray, architect, and It
Is expected that the building win be completed
early lu the season. The old house which has
been used by the members of the club is located
about three miles this side of the Great Falls, and
Is near the river at a point wnere the tlshing is ex
cellent. surrounding the house are the grounds
owned by the club, with the necessary stables and
ouibuilulngs. The plans adopted provide tor the
erection of an extension, which will about double
the present accommodations. The exterior will
be changed and modernized, and the result will be
a handsome cottage, which will be a pleasant re
sort lor the members of the club. The officers and
members are as follows: Dr. Townshend, presi
dent; W. K. Mendenhall, vice-president; w. P.
Pearson, treasurer; Theo. Friebus, secretary.
Members?K. K.Ward, Kdw.Temple, Ham Einstein,
Dr. Murphy, Dr. Lee, Dr. Baxter, Col. Bright, H. C.
Coburn, B. K. Plain, C. W. Thorn, Dr. Taylor, L. G.
Hlne, A. Hancock, W. S. Roose. The club was
organized in lttW and reorganized in 1HT?. Dr.
Townshend is now serving his tenth year us presl
tbb Abo wins crry.
"The building boom this spring is surprising
everybody," remarked Mr. K. H. Qoldsborough,
who Is largely interested to suburban property, to
a Star mau. "At no time In the history of the
city has there been so much activity in this line.
Tim does not look like any of our real estate bot
tom falling out yet awhile, at any rate; on the
contrary, it seems to indicate that the substantial
progress of Washington is Independent of the con
siderations whicu have seriously retarded the
Srowth of almost every city lu the country,
either the Presidential year, the tariff, the dead
lock in Congress, the dull times in real estate la
the southern and western boomers, nor any thing
else seems to stand in the way of our steadily in
creasing growth. Since the 1st day of March per
mits have been issued tor 32* houses of the value
ot over one million of dollars. The actual figures,
as given In the court record reports, are(l,0iu,07&,
against (HOI,775 last year, an average increase
of 'Ji per cent in favor ot this season.
One thing that U particularly suggestive
of the stability ot our growth is that
nearly all ot the larger buildings are being
bunt tor actual occupation by th? owners and not
for investment or speculation purposes. The sound
of the hammer is heard on every street, and car
penter*, lumbermen, brick-makers, bricklayers,
stone-masons, Ac., are correspondingly happy. Nor
is the city marching alone In this matter. The
suburbs are getting a rail share. Some eight or
tea new buihUngswUl be bwiton the Tenleytown
read, including# ve substantial houses in the old
town Itself; three orfour Ana residences, including
Sr. Hubbard's pOuOW vWa aad Qe?, Maeoal
handsome hows In Woodier Part on the Woodier
Lane road, and the splendid building Mr. Mann is
about W Wu pb Washington Heights, are aU
jambs own?'? BBHSIBUi.
A bouae IB being built on the northwest comer
ot Mew ?aapshire aveaue and 2ist street tor Mr.
Jamee Honnlng. The entranoe wUl bo from tfce
only two storMa, aad wm extend back to a eo*
architect Is w. A. >? Mullet*.
Two heuaee am bang bout by Mm A. a MBtth.
ontte weetttte* tfth wen, between K aid I
ctrecta aerth wey, troen dee>gas ol w. Braes Gray.
' Hwanj wall between the Tionwro a
ooem'rmmShi1^ * ?Ulivai? separated by a screen.
ttreeL ?n Ike am floor um parlor
I J &r? Mpartiid by im tufitMi
uSirStOw arr*nffWU*Dt oootinu* Uroogb the
[ nEE2ed?TSL tAUt.00*1 *** window or topper t?
S252etZ5?i2^H5 #w?Twtu> a balcony. tm
interior onlah la white pUe painted in colors.
?? oatTBBt bbsipsncb.
A bottsattfcwntbvjmtor Mr Frank K. Carter
on tbe north side or l street, between Veriuoal
arenue and 15th street Tba entrance wtu be on
* g?* *n?I will open into a hall
rnirrnii rssriLi* *oc*iwi- o? ?*? <* "??
nre?^?<Tk?^* wcepiion room. The fur
Dicc*room and kitchen win occudv the rem&iniDl
llStS??u!r*?t Jhe **?* 101 he upper floors
?k^2 hou^ ftoca it on the ftrst
?? 5?5*7* winch h, narat"* uio parlor
on ear mo? Vlw? fh!SIm* Th?r'* w?U be a bath room
hrt?Tdi?h o^T-L,, apper fl"orx Tbe front is of
rfvrJTl, anoctagooal b*> window terminating
?&* b"Con3r* Thy ?"*"**
.B^^J,T0n,BrtCk M* ??? c?- * aubdlvid
lnglnto building lota a portion ot tbe tract of
Und known aa -Trinidad." Tbe Washington
Branch of tbe & * O Kail road separatee this land
from the grounds of Kendall oreen on the east.
It extend* to Boundary, and it is proposed to con
tinue 12t& street east through the Droperty ho is
^Sd m?r^7/.rU,-iT,r C1ly &U "
opened running cast and we^t, which win divide
ifcland mto'equam, ??
hJr **? ?a?* *'? W. oor
^ Columbian college and w&h recently aoid
by tbe Utter to tbe brick machine cotS^a^.
a 14tb erxur larao v m in t.
Tbe old frame houae on the northwest corner of
14th street and Rhode Island avenue will be de
moUshed In a few days to make room for a hand
the DiJ2If0V,ih^hlKn<f Charlotte Berger.
*> iJS^f1?r which hare been prepared by Mr T
'? Schneider,architect. Tbe buiiilng will be ihtW-'
storidi high with a frontage of about 23 fe?t on
vStSSS tc*\. 00 ^bod? Island aveuue.
k?L i?. occupy the flrst floor and there will
be ei^ht rooms above. The entraooe to the ilwe,.
: SKS4M <?SR mSAS
an<u?iai?fJi * t?Jrer- which is to lunu a large Iron
and plate-glass ahow-window for the store.
HARD BBnKntl *IE*.
^lany of Them Take Forty \\ hlsklea a
DmT and Dea'l Low Their ilradk.
err thby aunt aslb to mr rr cr mant
fAl1* rTWENTT PKINKS A DAT A (DMHOK AVKK
A"K, AND MEN WHO MAKE IT DOSt'T ALWAVH PIC
VOCN'O?TBJC EAflD RISING (JEKBRATIOX.
A solidly built man of middle a#e, whose neat
I gray mustache contrasted picturesquely witji the
ruddy color of his clear flue skin, walked slowly
and with a certain quirt business air, into a papu
lar up. town bar-room tbe other evening. As be
approached tbe bar be raised one arm as it to
point to u big fat bottle standing in front of the
mirror, but tbe watchful attendant anticipated
him, and tbe bottle and a glass were on the Oar
ready to his hand aa he reached It. Without seem
I lng to notice any one or anything about, the gen
tleman mechanically tilted the bottle until about
| three finger* of the light amber fluid had flowed
Into the glass. Then with another apparently
mechanical movement he tilted the glass beneath
with his lower Up as a fulcrum, un
? 01 u1U0r disappeared, and having
paid his bill, walked out again aa if the whole op
?P*rt of a business routine which he
want through vuryfrequently.
" ^ning to tell on him." said one of a
?/h2 25. ?t*Bd'nif at the bar, who had
? operation. "He's been a hard, steauy
i wWentjr 'ear# 10 hiy knowledge, but 1
?. rn r,. i^ w???*er any nearer drunk tbaa he
done tafil naaT t?<> h *?. ^ wb0 toav# tnowc and
ltt 111111 tor years W0UlJ ^ eur
??d vVWJ.?^00? 5"u>m ? Uard drinker,
K2JL? i lttl Um* hundreds of fellows who
fhi^fcrh JnViJ1 ? 1uartcr ** much as he nave gone
through all the degrees clear down to a drunkard's
? I?". ^M?u?od It magnlflcently, but his time
Is coming. Did you notice that set. stolid look on
his faoe and the heavy way be moves along? WelL
fij" ',el?emb*r a boyish, jolly, iigut-footed
fellow he was even three years ?go? in three
J* W"1 be a wrecia if he doesn't quit.
???*.lhaB *ny miui 1 evw knew, out
htaT2.fl! ,h foreJer." and the speaker illu d
Tk .bott'? then his gla^t, aa if to emuhasue
the moral of his lesson,
DIDN T KNOW BB WAS A HARD DRINKER.
"Well, do you know it has never struck me be
fore that he was a hard drinker," said another of
the group. "In fact, I never thought about blm
** a drinking man at all, although 1 have had a
good deal to do with him In a baslueio* aa> I
10 aruff a" d ^even'
cau*?- ' and n<>w I understand the
How many drinks do you suuDose he t*ik^-4 ?
p?aci."htt be lttJtes 118 "2^ ??? in other
"Yes, right along "
beAi^Ph?'^aU.ve,of X" who happened to
t barroom lookioif for a racing iimn or hu
^p'KSS.WASS,.'"" "?? ?
iity of them. I can imnie you tv?ii i H.,n?
TkVow *ma(idwhS'IL0f yourowtl swqwuntan.-e.
?S , rt if,*? carried nome every nhrht*''
I've goTl ?mi!Sd htV" ""^dly^rom bSfn^i
^ rrlead here who has averiL-ed roVTi
? 'abtkmdib'8 wcou>.
"I was aa hard a drinker aa they average for six
yean, of my We. I'm certain I took tor?dm^
I thlCht nmhi0TeaT,,i^*Uk nottUn? bul brandy.
breSraSt T?iaJLofl/rotn l?n drlnka before
knocked out akd ha^ new^ov^
hav^n t druaa anySii^ now tn^year^' 1
It you re a drinking man at all, it doesnt tut-e
ongtorunup to twenty drmks adai^?hV?r
tender continued. -Suppose you stoo in aL?i?
on your Way to thet^puoL YoS
"lend and have a drink with him- *f
course, then he has to have a drtnk wit h .
Vourfpend is going to the
about 12th street there if another place where inS
boys drop in a good deal. y"u vmTr fri-^
Stop to have another drink. Thfn probably vou
"-.f"1" akaln before ym got there you
are apt to take a parting nip before leoiraiinJot
the CapltoL Then during the day you^ert^fnfv
lU?? Ju^n town^n 2T???
Injf with your friend you make about o>?* ua
?tops you made going up, ^d when ycir ^H
here, of course. ySu want .^iwormel
of an appetizer for dinner. And Uow t*r aSS
from your twenty drinks by that timer
"If you want to drink," the bartender ranti...^
the reporter breaking in lor an instant to proteM
that he did not, "lust let me tell vmi r?7.
breakfast and don't take a^odf
tall beiore dinner. The cocktail is no gooi
?ort of stuff Is bitters and sugar to put Into a n,n?
?tomach before eating? y lnw * ?
"Oh, yes, we sell aa much straight whisky over
the bar as ever," he contlnueuTin answ?-^I
quftjtion. "In fact, weseU more ihan ?win ^
portion to all our sales. The young fellow?
beginning to get around drink whtaky w^Ll S
my time boys of the same aire wonifi
orni,ni|?at ?"? ?r " ttiey Md> *OUid ^2
or light wine or sometulng of that sort riovTf/r
sixteen or eighteen uowaa.iv> are aa touvh
Of twenty-flve were before the war." men
80MB I.NTBKBSTIKO noCBJCS.
A man of a mathematical turn of mind made an
Interesting calculation aa to the amount of whlai r
consumed by a steady drinker who takes onaa
average -JO drinks a day. This w0Uld give lao
drinks a aeek, or 7,380 a year. SuppoSng it JJ2
that a man can keep up such an areSve^J
twenty yean, he would have uken at ih?K,d ?
tlxat tune the enormous total of U3.auo dnnir?
The average drink is about 70 totnT^i^
Dividing 1*6,000 by 70, it Is Men that the
imbibed a.t?0 aaUona of whiskey, or ajMufa^
wis, allowing So gallons to the biurrL isuo^aS^
that the man's U >,000 drlnka coat him on a?avef
age 10 cenu a drink, it is seen that he haa an?n? .*
hansom* Utile fortune in the coune ?t?S'
KB or TUB WUiK.
Rl CharMlrrMh? ?? M
what to* color or nre ith i*nc?n?-??noi
mi mom, Kim, akd cam to u coh*iiw*bi> '*
BBaDINO A MAN'S OHARACTBB?TWB ?M? ?r ?
WA1*. AND tTIV TBI ?AlT. TO ?? I*T*Br*BT*D.
"The proper study of mankind W man, I* the
the ??v a scientist greeitM a Stab repu?W ths
other d?y who called to learn something about the
art of reading huuian nat are. "This faculty of
reading a tavi at a glance," he continued, "Is ex
tremely interesting. And enables one to discrimi
nate wiselym business as well AS In social 111".
It Is also a (rreat aid In matin# a dttcroot selection
of friends and asaA-mr^ and It Ut< n saves one
from becoming i he dupe and victim at unscrupul' ??a
And deslgulng pc rsoiis, 1 remember once, con
tinued the scieutiflc man, "w hen delayed In a
small town in western Maryland on busln?A I
missed the traiu And waa compelled to put up at
the inn, the only one for miles around. A* lucx
would have it it was fair urns and the town was
crowded, as Wii? IUe inn, *ud w ben 1 Applied for a
room 1 was no' surprised to learn tha< It woald be
necessary to have a bed-fellow. Being "red 1
went upstairs early And louked over no new quar
ters. li would lie lm]HisMlile for me to describe
the room, but It was a verv dirty one, and the bed.
while clean enougu, threatened every moment to
deposit you on the floor. 1 had lust turned in
wnen the door ojiened And in stalked my bed
fellow. Tall, lank, Witn top-t>sua And iroiiseri
stuck in t li- tn, be pos^istsl anything l>ut a plead
ing appearance. 1 was struck wti tlie peculiar
glare ot hl> eye, the shape ol hu nose and mouth,
and came to the conclusion that
HI Waa CkAFT,
or bordering on thAt state. I determined to keep
awake, and It waa well I did, for Abont an hour
after, when all waa mill, a form parsed the win
dow through wuich the moonlight waa stman Ing,
and approached the bed. Instinctively 1 reached
lor my puiol, which waa within convenient reach,
and waited. In leas time than K takes to tell It I
was alezedbythe throat. I tried to halkto, but
could nou lu my night the pistol was forgot tan,
l>ut recovering my presence ol mlud I pushed It to
his waist aii'ltlrod. Bis hand relaxed, And utter
ing a cry of pain he diaapiiearvd through the
door. 1 ? As arrested t he neil day and came rery
near being aeateuosd, the uwu swearing I had en- !
tered the room for the purpose nf stealing, and '
When he wen l to interfere wax -.hot. After | had
giii n my testimony a young physician stepped
forward and swore the nun aaa crazy. Ybia |
ended me trial aud I a as rel 'anoL Tne man w,ta :
afterward seut to tne insane Asylum, wnere be
??I told you ibis story," continued the speaker, |
?men-ly to show you how. wi? , tu ? knowledge ?? ]
reading the human lace, 1 undoubtedly saved uc
"What are the signs," queried T*i *ta? man,
"by which an ordlnar> person can tell the uharac- j
tei of a straUiret'T''
"Well,*'answered the scleu'lfle man, "by the
eyes, the hair, ihe Liar, the mouth, the forehead,
the i urn, and last, but not least, by tne walk, lu
my opinion litis lacully should be included in the
education of youth, and every jierson should l?e
come thoroughly familiar with ihe fun lametital
principles, at leant. It Is a well-known l td lliat
! animAls I'osvssin a large ue^r?e lli.s lalen' in
I fact, it could be called aU lutuitlie per-? pi ion of
i character. This is more especial tn.uilf<*st lu' he
more intelligent classcsuf animals?for n stance,
I observe how a cat, a horee, or a dog will waUli
aud read the chAracter of their mast era, aud act
ing as tliey do u|*jii the couclusiona thus drawn,
regulate their conduct. Wom-ii also bate lb a
large degree the faculty of reading human nature,
ana their conclusions are usually ? orrect,
what itu no*.
"But," he continued, "to go into detail we ll
commence with the eyes, the moat eloquent
features of the countenanoe. In fact they are
miniature windows through which evsry desire,
passion and impulse looks out, aud differ
widely in color, brightness, *Ue. shape and ex
pression. For Instance, a large bright eye de
notes quick precept ion, and is Indicative of great
susceptibility to eiternal influence?, while sin All.
dull, sunken eyes will retain Impressions longer,
beauliittl eyes, with finely arched eyebrows,
when round lu a man, indicate one of truly re
fined and artistic nature, and one wbo is an Anient
admirer, and an appreciative of symmetry, ele
gance and loveliness wherever they appear."
"How about beauuiul eye* in womenf asked
"Why, when beautiful eyes, with finely arched |
eyebrows, appear in a woman they denote a char- I
acter fon i of dress, pleasure, music and other ar- I
tlstlc pursuits, altuough at times they are indi
cative of a cruel, spiteful nature. Large, full eyes. ?
resembling a cats, are Imllcatlveof a timid, stupid, |l
fn'acnerous nature, and the possess**- of su> a ejus
will s-.-em frightened and apprehensive wneu en- j
gaged in conversation with you."
SLACK IV IS.
I -Before you give me your opinion relative to j
black eyes," vent ured the reporter, "let ma call I
your attention to the color of my own."
.\rter assuring the rejiorter that lie would be
careful, ne continued: "Wnen you moet a person
possessed with a black eye you must look out; they
are apt to be artfuL, crafty, treacherous. anJ
always scheming. Secretive in a matked degre<,
ihey are possessed of unrelenilng liial.gnlty. and
wl.en once resolved upon an undirtaklhv: are
I thoroughly reckless. Beware of putting confi
dence in persons possessed of such eyea While
the majorlly ol black are bad, some of mem Are
exceptions indicating irankneys, warm afl-vtlon.
and a great degree of character. There Is one
thing, however, to be remembered about black
eyes, d int arouse them. Tuey are capable uf
taking fearful vengeance, and never lorget an
Injury, aud will bide their tune.
'?Blue eyes, or I mlghi aud," he continued, "light
eyes, because they are in Cue SAiue category' *a a
rule, are cunning. Beingfullof tactics tuey ke*tp
their secrets well, aud are ,ike snakes in ' he grass.
While professing the greatest friendship for you
they are ukely to be plotting your ruin. Like
black eyes, l .ere are some exceptions, And these
exceptions make warm friends, being amiable,
truthful, affectionate. Once pcrietled to evil,
however, thev will assume the character above
descnued and seek your ruin. Lastly, lu speaamg
of the eyes, let me call your attention to gray
eyes. These, taken la a rule, tnaae good (rleuds,
although possessed of a good deal of selflshnesa,
and persons having such ejen are generally pains
taking, lntelligenf and thrifty."
lie continued. "Is another important factor In the
general make-up of a person. It is Uie seal ot
reason, and here Intellectual powers reside. Di
rectly over the eyes are located the perceptive fac
ulties. and directly over the*, and occuprlng the
upper part of the loreliead are the reflect I re facul
ties, the literary powers being found between the
two A person, therefore, posaesaiag a wide and
high forehead generally has quick perception and
; great lhtelligeuos."
??How about the mouth?" said the reporter.
"What Important part does that pmi lu reading
the character of a person?"
WHAT TBK MOOT! (BOWS.
"A very Important one," answered the scientist,
"alargeuiouth generally belongs to a coarse,vulgar
person. Lips with a cherry redness, having a
cushioned appearauce, belong to domestic natures,
fond ot kissing aud caresses: they make affection
ate friends. Lips, on the oUier hand, that are
thin denote a great deal of self-control. And An
Indication of coldness and unsociability. You
btve often seen persons with their lips habit ually
open. Well, they belong to a class that thirst for
notoriety, applause, aud commendation, uene
rall> speaking, they are deficient in passions,
I TIB NOB*.
"Ou6 of the most and eloquent and Important
factors In the general make-up ot a person's char
acter Is tlie none. When wide and prominent it
Indicates a character strung in tu composition
and one determined to accomplish everything
undertaken. Indicative as It Is ot a commercial
nature, a person with sucn a nose would make a
gool business man. while the op[*Mlle type of
nose i. ?., narrow, is indicative ol rather an efflim.
hate character with a great deficiency In business
pursuits. When turned up, oontlnued he, as yours
Is. it denotes a prying and Inquisitive character,
an indefatigable news hunter, should the nose
be the reverse, however, that Ik convex like aa
eagle's beak, look out for the possessor of such a
proboscis, as he is exceedingly revengeful, never
lorget: ing an Injury and nevur furglilug one. it
Is also indicative ol a quarrelsome disposition."
'?perhaps you don't think It, but the chin is i
other guide to character," continued the scientist,
?'A broad, full one shows strong unchanging affec
tion, aud a narrow one, while possessed of more
Intensity, lacks in power and constancy, a
pointed chin Is an adjunct to a warm and Impul
sive character. The square, massive chin, Uougli,
Is the Indicator ot a strong, determined aud per
sistent character, and one possessed ot great wlil
r?er. These are the ones that achieve tuccesa
this world aod have stamped themselves like
Cesar indelibly on the communities, the countries
aud the times in which they have lived.
LASTLY COMBS TUB BAlk,
black belonging to the UUous temperament,
thereby giving great power, wrength, and great
endurance to the possessor, while light hair is in
durative ot fineness and delicacy of organisation,
and denotes the lighter or less robust type of
character. Auburn hair denote* a deucale phy
sical organization. "l>o you see that wmie liorse,"
queried the sciential. "Well that reminds me at
tod-halred persons. There is nothing specially at
importance to observe la a person ol tfcta type, ex
cept that they should pursue aa (ar aa possible out
door ufc. They are generally, fiery, impetuous, and
donate, tne curly-haired type being exdia
ale, emotional, and Impulsive.
"Aad now." s ild the scientist,"my time 1a drawing
to a close and I will bare u? slop, touching slightly
ty. Those who atep firmly may bs ri
?as inning n Bnuaa and solidity
character, wbue a light nap indicates that Us
possessor la Of a mirthful flJaooaiUoa. and apt to
oe sBoreUvs. A graceful stsp nsiosga to a p*son
tZZZTJ&X'ZZ1 night aayi: OoL Alsx. *.
Drake, n retired Any oOcer, wss?X*re
aeruon oowrt u>-day. and was t? pay Ma
wife, who is much younprthan htmaair, tMpar
month for tksa?ppoft^TharaeMJM?
Tne wife remdea on alamU K*w
lng to OoL Drakn.
Tim following i
br Mr. Corcoran oa Lb?
a?ohg h? i>aper? aner bis daatt. ^ ?? ^
?M <0 eioquew term. km new. and
gaMiag ib* founding aad
Louise Home, kk institution win*, , uararvar ^
<*,T 1!:**? * *?? ?"????? tk.i
?? w lour ortgtual Trust#* to * ham "?
?"?zr Tiazr: j?~
y K'er*. Ambon) Hrdr. ma ik. janMa> o H?.
, **?*1 W^knthropu; * kk outUv d by Mr Hv ia
XTiS*.!? ??"??? ?i
saran toi.maa, IIrv Dr. It H. ?MolkWr km.
Jkumi M. ?. MliaK Vn. Jotn Hnrfirr. m.. Mm
T- *trnck kb<
cLlmn i!i ^L\a **** ?Un,T^ ** Ml?
Coleman, Mm oottMg* %nd Mrv konootk.
The foliow-ihjr f* the full left of the JottT:
tu r>. (x, yyhmn i ikt^
hJ? 9x4 ? Ik' Lo?..se
'"Okntlivw aki I.amu- In tv*w of fh*? w.?
po?t*4? ?ui<l lilAl AA UMiUltfCQt l*MTU?ii(y (imh mJ
ri%<U proloufttd mj dt)? berotuf tm o#ti id
*1*0*1 by Hoi/ Hnt u u??- Uaut of hCTS
su irreprwsAlble infuse omstraina u*. u> a.'"lraa
these parting worth to vou. w
\Jt222ft 'n'i,4,c,t ooundenoe in ?,.? att. i a.>?
JSS? J?.ur ?kr?- lb.- 1U .nagameat of tu? in
milutlon, and I votild impress uu fuur oi.ua- ibr
kU?luv? mvaaa.ty ? un. lor tutare a?wbt.
lut'utk ladi?? of culture and rtnueutant whosw
dignified tuNUlOff (Ik OQtlUROtKlt wli l. ?hn..
quaiiflcauons) win render U**m k deuirabis
acquisition to the "Mome. L? MomSmtZ
SiSS frua>^Lh*t C4?M of ?" itkiii wi, .
have known brighter day* and lairnr i?r,~n., t
yet who, tkruugu reverses which iiumsa tf?-?igh(*
* , , ??- ^?w kokvk# Hiiiuia I'T^ltfu1
could not obviate. haw booti Ot-aifdllad u- c?ui?u<l
**?'5 *dv?""? ciMumlMO* wbltr iu? oBbaltatiuw
oi ibeir baiure lulerp mol an iu?u|.*rkt>if ouotoou
M> IbWr personal koirttattob lor ?ul
I would bore, in nuptial I' rornir, i-tpr*a mi f
. - Uikl the n urn tier ?< luuikm l?r Uwt><M r
lortjr. For the OKufartabk m* aloukno^ oc (til*
hM^^'r^mp,,'.prjTtolo? ,l*" bowB klrokUJ ma t
L .?r lttr mutability of (bat l.iftuu
ni22? *' l,rn''*' ??'??<mrvri the ac?( Jtt.n. .out
gy^ ** Ihtt fiur/A? sliou.d UIMter
S? <i?'preciaUon and jin.rr- lu?um. i-L
to ? P,P'5 If" ? "!? kll tn- i-otiVfi.lri.oe
inih?. tfey hav? be.'ii aocnst iui?l. ibi-n. ar, i
!?. nV 1 direct thai u.. a(^t.?iiiu<>'ui be mat)
rm.i?d> *aC**C* UU ******* "U*U bate U*i.
M th" "iMMi II.?i. - had It,
" kf, it, iuv do:r>- u. kuM
raslV, . <1 hi 5 r^i "1 V" ??*"'"?? eu..*l..i.? u.
?ut a- T, ' h"' ' " "-1"
I ,->l??! 11. iITTl 11 >T ^ kJlilbltted to V1IUI
IU1V u<>( toe miwivy ^
lit* hour *hl<ti <*oh?airii?*j u? t|J#k
Uiv.wi al rtMitklbs of iu> .IfVvit.-d <-oti?ori ?u?M
UnL?.''r" Ml1 "O -artblv buimC a2TS!e2
wi l .i i"i. |,,V'?' U'"U1 if"** '? daUKbU i
? a? laid lu Ufr Dual reaUo^ -pla -e. a ?-euj.-d iL.^
."J11"' oi nature w*? n.v.-n.-J v ben an a*-*!
r. ther att< tideo lue ob?,(11?? Jt (
kbd the ai -uiuul itfd wobrlit of suit >?
kluiusi luaupporiable. t?ei?ui
I hl.s 8talruj. ni ts mad' ifiru t Mew exhibit
V?i.r. r P^'lOilbd llitoiVKt I ha\?I-V? loll In Uij
ohT . "v T "hlcb vou have aiuj
cwuiuondkUe iid. lii), e?er ,?m , a'uw rvtai .iL
*SLZ222 '?Mrc"ir^ ha- bjJt?S??,,4
OS revipiocai oordlaUlT, au i yuu ba\e lu*ariatit7
mabUvsteda cbyeriul kcqule?'euica in auv ?u ut
Uooa proooodiiiy rr..u, lu>-4l; ^
liiou* couiinuuu atlou will, m all iirohatrtiltt an
}M-ai to >uu, b-.uotib a
fygf-* ??y ltu**r?Ur* O0?i?ali.m i iitu an* n>
ui ? . Uava e?rr utiereU lu your u. ?rtu*
A Uappiuo., uJX
?uuaiiy auu couoi.uvol>, 1 remain, >oura. iruiy,
* W. UOkOOKkN.
IkkHIOVk (t.KAMI VU.HOI1K.
>*w fioMlMMt l?ctM| * n*lra irta
PMo ml ritoir Kltfaot n .L
"What her. unen ot tbruiT"
"WeU, tblk Ik k oolifldauUal >iumm? HiosourP
kbU she shrugifed ber shoutd-rx hl^U and lookel at
1HK St*k man with her head on I'II*- Hide. *s \inll
dentlal. Monsieur; very ^on!ld?'tiU?l,?' abe re
pea Led. she waa a doaler <iolng a pnvklo bual
hesa just around the i-oruer. you uj^Ut my< rrou?
a very laalilonalile iin^iil* rUi??J. Her place of
hualo?Mii u ber |>rl\ ale hoUM a iii'iWi Ultle |w>a.
lug. with no alk'ri or o?b.?r Ind, atioa ihkl t i,s;ii.,7TlP
of any aort la done tb?Te.
"1 am a son uf clean nir-houw> of fashlon," aim
said, aftvr a pau.*\ dunti^ ?, hicb she Kindled Taa
st*h Uiau'a face aud t-.tl!i< <l i otitldetu* lb hllu.
:?L? *.n huaioess. I ttever buy any
thinK. I J?* lumvly sft ayeaC Kiuie of tb?
Uioal fasttlonahle ladles In 'b.- ? iiy ,|>, ??.?
iidaa tlirougii iue. a gn-at <i?-.?i (,r bum
nesa la done -all In a atrhtlf prlvaM wa>.
1 acre la ronaiderable inonet in Mine of the traba
?Mtaaa?that la, i-onsldorable ? ou?iiie?iittf! v.?
there was that liniids^iue <lr*a? ot ttiv oh'
fu; L.JMS' I"* name. That woohi be a
breach. Tuea abe abruatfed b?r sbouMtm and
loiued agalb up lnu> Ui? braa man ? lac- -*?Z
"but tt was a Uia^rnlB ent dre-js and aold w?u.
A great mkn> toitfniT ;**nt draasei* c Jine to me.
?OT A MOOM>-H4Ht> OUrrUKM IXJI.n.
"No, 1 am not a dealor In ?e>?Dd-hand ololhev
Not lb the ordinary aeooe. ua?- i?Oy can t ^.-t all
tlie wear out of an ?-\p?naive dre?a. Kof a raab
looable tarty. Th? more eai?*Balve. the morn
atriklhg and beauttftil. the an,urr It h"Oome?
luuu. A lad} tu ra?liloiiable life can t atl.^-d l.
wear k drt-sa until It bnoouiwn nmmou ^.iiu'
dresses that atiract luuol. ati?uUou cabiioi Ip
worn more iban three or four limes. Then Ut
quenlon what shall be ,me of Lbem. u..y
must be either laid aside until eTcrybodx has for
gotten ibriu. aud tie material Uilsod wit k anm?
be sold. All the good Is hot got out of a bundmo
two hundred, or are hundred dollar dn-sa
In two of three wearlnaa. It la a ?au.iblo
piece of property after tUt. The aam. ladT
cannot oontinae ? earing aucb a dn-ss
until It Is no longer nt for semoe, but anoUirr
tady, not her personal irlend and not riMtlnv a.
her ?nle Of friends, luav vnar-i drnen iu^iikh
It: Ladles often say ibev won t wear a dnse. walu
after they aee one )u?t Uke t;!"
The dealer khruif^ed ber aboulders and looted kk
If khe miirhl eKpIaln I his 'a hlui It ahe did nm.
consider It wore prudent to teep MIU.
I "It wont do for a fashlonaUle ta 1> to appear In
a ball or reoeptloo diees too orteii, but u? sarne
dr?*a uiay do ifood sen u e by -xmafiife |t ,n??
appear many times in public without exciunJ is
mark If li is not always worn by the same ruLu,
and in the same company."
?OW IT |8 DOMK.
"The Way Uie thing Is dob* is Uu* Lkdtaa who
spend thousands of dollars in clothea, gotni aoa
ktantly into scv-lety and alwuy, appearing in aee
gowns, don't gonerallj feel that thev cub afford to
lose the cuet Of a gown entirely alter ?><ariur n a
few iimea. Vet they i-ouid not be indmwd vj<tu^
tluUv wearing It. I bey sell vfl Lbe old drvaeea ana
the money goes toward ir tttnai the ri.w ,,7TT
They are aoid for vrry rnlih n^s ihanule^
worch, but the lady gets ? me -rt-bale ontbaS^
and the purehaaers get good,ire*w? lor very mien
less than they are wortL they get dreJ^tiiT
are )?rt as good kk new, and can wear ihetn wlin
?J" *Djr d"V**r M to wt?r ae. md-baad
else. 1 tifttt* could mv?' r*e tuiuk* dirveui be
tween the prlkulpals to t^, iran^t.oT^b^
inusl be made through an atf.'nt an!
both the purubaaer 3 Ua
unknown. They are ver>- particular about
UiH .No one knows wko bu.saor a lio aeila. T be,
hkve confidence in ibe discretion of ihe
kgeiit before tbe> will deal In kby wa> wlih h>t
1 hey have their confidant s lb lh> se mailers.
There are a bum ber ot k<renu In tbedty. (tome
kre the dressmaker* who x\i in the bousra to sew
Other*, like myself, do juat e*. t.a4.^u^i^
Home of my patrons boik buy ai d sell mr -nan
me. Home sell only. I muit le wrj diacnw it
would hot do for we to eahi Utt a d-w for sale to
the friend of the lady who last wore tt.
a ?ih ciiob or inji ittnima
"I must be well joqukiatod with all my patroow
kbd know kll than aocieiy aaaoclaUobs. seer I
do not buy the dresses. Thev are Wft with me to
?elL If 1 sen then 1 get paid lor it. If | fait to
find a pur-baser J return tie garment, ll la irau
eraliy easy U> sell a good dree-, but, of course, aoe
musi have a wide cinne of ac^uaiutaaaas to da Use
"It is aa fktensive business here 11. Washington,
and i|Utta a auatier, m-jauy coional w-snen. are
aagaged in It- Howe very Bill' dressae are botMrat
and sold, the price fallingrs|Udiy at each uwuster.
A dress does full service II this way, arid wean
out Its valae. Many of the dresses aeen la
laahlobabie asaeminages have bean a or a by aoaaa
one else than their iben wearer. Itich poopla,
even, do not buy clothe* to throw awrj beiors
they hare shown a fold from ir-ar; and th? fa-t
that a dress Uas bai n worn Lj another at some
time does not condemn II to lettremeat, If k dor*
not show the wear. As soon as a ureas begins to
show its service la the least Its sale la the upper
circles la loat. It goes rapidly down and is *oa
worn by some well-to-do colored iierao*. bmxmil
hand clothes ultimately and their way on to lha
bacas of colured jaopta, bui -hey ar* not the ??'r
who wear awiiaa not new. "
Over twenty deputlsa, nclmusg
irauat aad Punjuet, has* jotaad the
A party of l,Mpat?dw
the Latin qaartar laat evening in rana,
"Oowa with BouiMgarr aad "Oowa
r Thty oouidad wiu. a ervs d at tM
to tbe boulevard (a
ariiA sua?!?a&g ?=?
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