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tTpoa the basis of price per lhie p?r 1,000 vLvulation, the advertising rates of The Etw !*? Sra? are only about half ae high m those of ?tkor Washington paper*. But cheapness la BOt the only merit. Jta territ* it Utter Ouxn 0(Aar paper in (he cdy oan potsibig givl GERMAN OKPHAM ASYLUM. Its Haadiomf New Building All lUady for Occupancy. I* win, ?( dedicated wrtn istebmtiso cxbe mo*m* xoMoaanw?rcLL ncscmimo* or *?!? *?w moMh rom tb? cmmix?visitor* r*OH BALTTVOtl TxrrcrxD TO bi puis ext. The children in the German Orphan Asylum, about forty 10 number, will soon be in their new quarters, and the new structure ia to b* dedicated tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with oeremonie* appropriate for the occasion. The following lb the program: *ABT 1. L Vacation of the old home, transfer ("pro cession) of the orphans to their new home, headed by Donch's orchestra, the board of di rectors, the officer* of the two ladies' societies and the superintendent and matron. i Presentation of the keys to the president by the chairman of the building committee (Geo. J. Seufferle. esq.,) and delircry of the same to the snperintendeut. PART II 1- Overture Donch's Orchestra. 'A. Call to order and address of welcome by the president. Mr. J. Jose. 1 Prologue (pern by F. Clandy), Mr. F. CI?ty. 4. P. esentation of the United State* and German flags ^presented bv the Ladies' Aid Society and Mr. F. Reh through Mis* Clara Brandt*). 5. Raising of the two flags amidst the play ing and singing of the "Star Spangled Ban ner." Donchs orchestra. Strngerbund, M.en nerchor. Arion and the audience. Oration (Germanj, Mr. lingo Kuerschner, PABT III. 1. "Da* Deutsche Lied," S;engerbund, M?n nerchor and Airon. Z Oration ^English), Hen. 8. Wolf. 3. Overture...............Donch's orchestra. Prayer C. Obermeyer. Orphan Children. 6. Overture..... Donch's orchestra. Dismissal, inspection of the new building and "Home, Sweet Home.'' ?The eldest orphan. Thi* program will be preceded by the entire family of children leaving their old home, whicli rt?U directly east of the new structure, and moving in a body to the new building, and th* presentation of the key by the chairman of the building committee. Mr. Seufferle, to tne Sresident and by him to the superintendent, Ir. Obermeyer. THB COMMITTEE*. The arrangement* were in charge of the fol lowing committees: Invitation and reception committee?Anton Eberly, chairman: Rcinhold Springsguth, secre tary; Charle* Graff, s. Wo.f, Johu L Vogt. Charles Ebel, George Breitbarth. Christ Heurtch, Jac. J. Appich, Gcorire J. Seufferle, ?rLei?. "r9- Emma Foesche and M. Thalburg. Committee on decorations?R, Springsguth. C. A. Didden, Joseph Colignon, Fred Reh and C. Sliickier. Committee on music?John L Vogt, Dr. John Walter, Christ Buppert Committee on printing?W. Koch and Is. hpringsguth. Committee on grounds? Jac. J. Appich. William Kettler, Louis Kettler, Chane* f*ohroth and Charles G. ItogieT. Com mittee on conveyance*?Charles Graff. George Breitbarth, J. Karr. Committee on comfort? George J Bessler. Andrew Loeffler, John Appich. Committee on finances?George J Seufferle, Charles Graff, Jacob J. Appich. THE *rw ?rn.Dm?. i Sf director* thi* institution congratu late themselves that the asylum was conducted in the country and not in the city, as the health of the children was the first considera tion. It was thonght by some persons inter ested that the new building should have been erected inside the city limits, where it would have been easy of access, but, as the country location was deemed to be far the healthiest, it was finally decided to erect it upon the site where it now stands. w The old building was entirely too small for VJ* .c*V*ei*T being only about forty. When it had been decided to erect a new and tl*e necessary funds were avail able. the matter was placed in the hand* of Mr l; Ridden. the architect, and he soon had plan* drawn for the new buildings. His design waa entirely satisfactory to the directors and others interested, and in March the corner ?tone waa laid. The building is constructed of brick and atone and is situated less than one mile eaat of Anacostia. The struc ture. which is two stories hi,;h, with a pitched slate roof and basement, rest* on a high plateau facing the city and is surrounded with trees and ?brnbbery. The stairway* are fireproof, so that this, taken together witn the height of the build ing. m^de it unnecessary, so the architect thought to construct fire escapes on the out T .h i. b'?4lj!?g- The building ia heated Dy the hot-wafer process and has all other modern improvements in the way of closets bath rooms. 4c. 1NTIBIOB ABRiNiiEMEN'TS. In the basement is situated the laundry, which has mi the necessary appliance* for cleansing the children's clothing. The heating apparatus and fuel room are also on this floor as is also a large play room for the male inmates of the institution. This room is intended for the uae of the boys during bad and cold weather when the outside play grounds cannot be used. wWV?* Dlam f?,or '? the assembly room, 7 j 086 school purposes, a room for the directors and the library. The pantrv dining room, kitcken and rooms for the super intendent are also situated on this floor On the second floor are two large dorm i loriee, one for boys and one for girls. Each baa a smaller room adjoining, which is intended for use in case of sickness or anv ?1t l ?,a),'rgencT- The matron s room ia near the children s sleeping rooms, and lockers for the clothing are on the same floor under her charge There are also wash rooms and closets on idir floor. JZXX&T9. t'bree larK? tanks that are to ?k P filled with water ironi an artesian well tk ' $forced "P b-r WIn<1 power. i ?nntir ,annv "'des of the building, the west and ?outh. are provided,both on the first and second J W. Porches running the entire length and width of the building. OFFICER* AND DIRECTORS. The officers and director* of the asylum are ?a follows: Jacob Jo*e. president; Charle* ? vico president; Reinhold Sprinnsguth secretary, and^ John I. Vogt. treasurer. Di rector*?J. J. Appich. George Breitbarth. C. A. M if' Ke,tler- Charles Mades, J. Walter. M.D.. C. Heurich. Wm. Kettler. Chr Rupperl John E. Weysa, J. Karr, W Koch* George J. Seufferle and S. Wolf. Delegates? K tpnngsijnth. Washington Scheutzen Verein George J. Bessler. Butcher*' Benevolent A*so^ elation; Charles G. Kogier. Germacia Maenner chor, Mrs. R. Botsch. Ladies' Aid Society Mrs. iu. 1 oeache, president of the Ladies' Sew toi: Society. La<W Aid Society ? Mr*. M. Thalburir president, and Mr*. M. Boetcher, *ecretar>- ' Sejr.ng Society-Mrs. E. Poe'sche, president; Mrs. B. Caron. secretary; Charles Obermeyer, superintendent, and Mrs. R. Ober Beyer, matron. 4 commitM of Baltixnoreant, representing the Oermaa Orphan Asylum in that city, will 1. .k- j? tomorrow morning and will be met w "* ,bT * committee composed of Stat Vis!" u""? T^^i-CTWU1 b* ** wa,ting at the Navy Pf?VK*? to the new Myivn tn time for the dedication service*. THK COl'KTS. w Cncrrr CovnT?Jwlor Montgomery. *e*?erday?Hayes agt Vincent; verdict for -focrth interest. hadder* *gt Wallach; Aeath of defendant suggested. CniKHAt Oocbt Chief Jutiiee Bmgbam. Teeterdav?Harvey Gray: assault with intent to kill; verdict m?ilty?eentenced to peniten ***7 '<* two yeora. John Henry /oknson; kreeay from the person; nolle proa, James Williams, aaaanlt with intent to kill; motion for ?ew trial. ? _ Gov. Hill addressed a democratic meetinc at Wheeling, W.V^, yesterday. REAL ESTATE MATTERS. Tfc* Extension of the Basinets Ares and Its Cause*. wmomrawTi or stbcrbas boadwat*?romx FEW sorsis TO Bl ntOID-HOW WiSHIN'O To* has oiow* to >? a obeat tlace ros SHOPriKO?OTHEB NOTES O* IMTESEST. ECKNT real estate transactions in the i^rVh**rt ot ,h# eltT h*T* shown that what J; ealled the baainess area of ths city is ^|M\mrapidly extending. f end O streets and ^^^^the thoroughfares crossing them be pulse 7th sad 15th bare especially felt the im ^'?"(if'ea reel estate values by this movement Thst it ia not a tendency on the part of business to move from one quarter to another ia ahown by the fact that property on the old-established bnaineas streets continues to advance ateadily. Mr. Myron 1L Parker, president of the board of trade, discussing thia feature of the real estate market with s Stab repor ter. suggested as an explanation that Wash ington was growing as a business place in s ratio exoseding that of ths growth of popula tion. In recent years the enterprise of mer chants has made Washington a great shopping city. Whatever might have been the case in the past, new no one in Washington thinks it necessary to go to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or other cities to make purchases. Now there are large establishments here wher? on? can find much and trade "to as great advantage as in any center of trade in the country. Business that may have once gone to other C'ties ia now kept here, and nat urally there ia an extension of the business area. One evidence of the value of the Wash ington trade and the fact that it is kept largely at heme is the tendency shown on the part of merchants of other Cities to establish branch establishments here. SfBrBBAB BOAPWATS. Besides the improvements which sre going rapidly forward by private enterprise in the suburbs some important advances are being made by the District government in the way of opening and improving streets. At present there are nnder contract improvements on North Capitol street extended, Lincoln avenue, Brentwood road and California avenue. Brent wood road is being macadamized. North Capi ta) street is being macadamized out to Glenwood cemetery and will be improved with sidewalks. Lincoln avenue will also have sidewalks and gutters out to Glenwood. The Eckington elec tric line will run out North Capitol street. Asphalt pavement will be laid on 11 street ex tended, so that there will a continuous asphalt roadway from Lincoln avenue to Georgetown by way of B street capt. ttleb'b KisiriKcs. The honse to be erected by Capt A 0. Tyler on the site of the Tracy house, on I street, front ing on Farragot Square, will be not only one of the most commodious dwellings in the city, bnt will be striking in design. To make room for this structure Capt Tyler has had the Tracy house, which was not so badly damaged by fire but that it was stiil of considerable value, com pletely removed, 'ilie new house will occupy the whole of the frontage of 46 feet and have a total depth of 87 feet The style of the front and all of the arrangements and decorations of the interior suggest the colonial period. It will be an English basement house with a loggia extending the whole length of the tront ou the first floor. This loggia will be 1) feet deep, and upon it will open the French casement windows of the drawing room and adjacent boudoir. The height of the front of the cornice, winch will be treated in colonial style, with terra cotta panels, j will be 47 feet There will be four floors and I an attic. Up to the second floor the material of the front will be Ohio free stone. The base J ment is of rock-faced stone. Above the second | floor the front will be of buff brick, lhe inner wall of the loggia will be of buff brick. Ihe entrance, which is liberally carved in the colonial style, leads into a vestibule hall and that into an inner semi-circular hall, with a colonnade. On the right is Mr. Tyler's room, j aud on the left a reception room. In the rear | is a dining room *1 by 21 feet The rest of the floor is taken up with kitchens, servants' rooms and household offices. The dining room is paneled two-thirds of the way up with white pine, painted in white in the colonial stvle. On the first floor, besides the drawing room aud boudoir, are two bed chambers, 'ihe drawing room will be over 40 feet long, aud finished elaborately in the white colonial style with carved panels. The upper floors are divided into bed rooms and sitting rooms. All through the bouse etery bed room is provided with a bath room. a tesetias maksiox. The same firm of architects designed the residence of Mr. A C. Barney, which is now nearing completion, on Bhode Island avenue between l?th and 17th streets. This house is treated in the Venetian style. It occupies a front of forty-six feet and "has a height of forty eight feet and a depth of 11G feet. A feature of this capacious residence is an inner court, so arranged that every room of the hou?o is well lighted. It is an English basement house, the basement being of buff Ohio stone and the rest of Perth Ambov brick with Ohio stone trimming. Over the entrance at the front is a small loggia in three bays with Venetian col I umus aud archea, Ihe tront or the upper story I aud frieze are diapered with stone and brick and abo\e is an elaborate corbelled cornice, i The main entrance and the servant entrances are closed with wrought iron gates in the Vene tian style, while the basement windows are pro tected with wrought iron gratings of a design similar to the gates. Iu the basement will bo a vestibule balL The reception room, octago nal in form, will be treated in light oak. 1 he staircase hall is Venetian Gothic iu design with stone columns and oak beams. The household offices are located in the basement. On the first floor is a handsome library forty-two bv twenty-three feet with oak beam ceiling and a haudsome Venetian stone chimuey piece. Off from this room is a music room. A salou treated in the Louis XVI stylo adjoins the library aud opens upon the loggia. One feature of the floor is a picture gallery formed of three bays. It is firty-eight feet long aud has an average depth of seventeen feet There are two diuing rooms, octagonal in form, with Gothic paneled ceiling, ihe floors are all of oak. Ihe upper floors are arranged in bed rooms and sitting rooms. we. w. soeclisokb's sew residence. Mr. W. Nordlinger will build a new residence for himself on the south side of N street be tween 30th and 31st streets, West Washington. It will have a frontage of 37 feet and a side yard and ?. depth of SW feet It will have two j principal stories and the very high tiled roof | will form au attic, which will be finished. It will be a semi-double house with a large., square reception hall as one enters, to the rear of which is a handsome oak staircase, screened from the hall by handsome wood work. To the left of the reception hall is a large double or saloon parlor. There is also a library in the main building. In tbo back building is a dining room. by 25 feet, with windows overlooking I the side yard to the east through a small bay window; and there is a large back hall with back stairway and a toilet room. A butler's pan try and kitchen completes the first floor. The interior finish of the first floor will be in oak and cherry. On the second floor there are about eight rooms and two bath rooms. The front will be treated in the Romanesque style of architecture and will be of Hummelstown brown stone up to the first-story window sills and will contiuue up of pressed brick with stone trimmings of a substantial and very im posing design. A small corner projection or tower will rise slightly above the eaves of tbo high tiled roof. A handsome stone porch will add very much to the first with its ornamenta tions of carved work. The house will be heated by steam and have all the latest conveniences of a modern home. Mr. T. F. Schneider is the architect ANNULLED THE MOTION. Judge Bradley's Decision lu Regard to llie Estate of Buahrod As kins. Yesterday Judge Bradley, in the Probate Court, heard argument in the case of the estate ot Bushrod W. Asians ou motion for issues to be framed on the noncupative will, and decided adversely. An appeal was taken. Askins was an old man who lived near Teuleytown, and it is claimed that some time before his death be expressed his intention to leave to two old ladies all thst be possessed. After his death | bis trunk was examined and his effects were found amounting to about ?15,000, aud letters of collection being procured, said effects being mostly cash, were deposited in bank. Home weeks afterward the Askins declaration of in tentions was written out and propounded as a noncupative will by Mr. Jackson. It was con tended by Mr. Mackey that under the statute of Charles 11 evidence could not be taken after six mouths unless the will had been written out within six days of the death. Judge Bradley said the papers showed ou tbeir facs that no ?oncapative will bad been nude and overruled the motion for issues. A Heai.tht. Kobust ( hiu? has a better change of <m?<-aping or of resisting disease than a sickly one. It is therofore the duty ol every mother to obtain suck ? food as will Insure the Ufa an<l hral th if her lllUe one. Melliu's Food promotes in Infants a healthy growth, a full development snd a vigorous constitution. OUR CITIZEN SOLDIERS. Matters of Interest In Connection With the D. C. National Guard. | CHANOS* AMOSO THB OFFICERS?TALK 0* THB NATIONAL RIFLE* COMING INTO THE OBOANIZA TION?A DESIBARLE MOTE? DRILL OF THE TITIU BATTALION?SOCIAL FFATCBES. One of the most interesting possibilities In connection with National Guard matter* is ?Aid to have arrived at ?ucb a stage that it ma/ now be denominated a well-founded rumor. The story goes to the effect that Cap! Jamea M. Oyster of the National Rifle* has been tendered a commission a* major in the District National Guard, and that the captain will accept the proffered honor if the majority of the membership of the Rifle* will only go with him into the guard. There'* the rumor. If Capt Oyster should enter the guard he would probably take the place of MaJ. Camp bell. That gentleman's health i* not as robust as he and his many friends would wish it to be and hi* resignation ha* practically been in Gen. Ordway's hand* every since last Auguit. To have their old commander at the head of the fourth battalion would be uo small honor and advantage to the Kifle*, for if they should follow him he would, without doubt, make them company A, and as such they would be on the extreme right of the second regi- 1 ment ADVANTAGES TO THE RIFLES IT THET 00311 IN. The result of such a change as has been hinted at would be a more healthy rivalry than now prevails. Lieut. Manson would make a most excellent captain for the converted com pany and it could at once take its place as one of the crack commands in the brigade. Really there seems to be no good and sufficient reason why the Rifle* should longer delay their entry into the guard. From the begmniug many of their most prominent members expressed their willingness to go with the rest of the boys, and ?ince then every valid excuse for continued hesitation has been removed. The District militia is now founded on law?sound law? and it* legitimate expenses aro duly provided for by congressional appropriation. Its *tatu* is of the highest order and it is only a ques tion of a little while before the National Guard of the District of Columbia will be, in every sense of the word except as to numeri cal strength, *nperior to any other similar or ganization in the United States. DRILL OF THE FIFTH BATTALION. The fifth battalion had its first drill last night under the command of its now senior officer, Maj. R. A. O'Brien. There was an unaccus tomed amount of snap in the proceedings and the mon enjoyed the maneuvers and the in struction; they were sadly in need of both. It has been the custom to have the various com panies to fall in in their respective rooms and from thence to march, in a go-as-you-please sort of a WHy, to the drill hall, where the bat talion was formed. Last night a new and a bet ter order of things was visible and audible. At 8 o'clock drill call was sounded; ten minutes later and the assembly rang out. This was followed,at 8:20, by the adjutant's call. If yesterday even ing's performance may be used as a basis upon which to start a prediction it is safe to say that other battalion commander* will have to" keep moving or they will be distanced. CHANGES among OFFICERS AND MEN. There havo been change* among tho officers of the fifth battaliou and the outlook is favor able at present for other minor decapitations or transfers. Adjutant I'rintz has resigned. His place will be-taken by Mr. 31. V. Tierney, a local attorney and a most popular gentleman. In connection with his appointmont tho men of the fifth say they aro going to have the best looking adjutant in the brigade, Capt. Beagle and Lieut. W. B. Johnstone, both company officers In the fifth, havo been ordered before tho brigade board for exami nation as to their fitness to continue in their present positions and it is by no means im probable that other officers of that battalion may receive similar notification. Twelve member* of company A of the fifth (the old Emmet Guard) have been transferred to company C, and Second Lieut Fainter went with them. To fill the vacancy caused bv the transfer of Lieut. Fainter Second Lieut. Boger of company C will go to company A. I Company C of the fourth has" a new set of | officers. Second Lieutenant Brower lias been elected captain, while Second Lieutenant Birchfleld of company 11 has been promoted to the first lieutenancy of company C. This left open a second lieutenancy in <j and that has been filled by the election of First Sergeant Odell. Private Smvthe and Corporal Howard of Company D of the fourth have been appointed, respectively, right and left general guides,with the rank of sergeant. THE SOCIAL REASON is opening up largely. On Monday evening the first battalion, clad iu their gorgeous rai ment a* the Washington Light Infantry corps, will go over to Baltimore to decorate the Ma sonic fair. It will also give moral support to C'Rpt. John Miller and compsuiy D, as they do an exhibition drill in the hall where the fair is to be held. A great niauy members of other battalions propose to accomimny the white coated favorites and they won t come homo till muruing. On that same night company C of the second (the National Feucibles^ will sh iw themselves in an exhibition drill at tho National Kifles' Armory, and if any company in this region be lieves it can outiiianeiiTer the Fcncibles i'apt. Domer and several others of tho second bat talion would like to get a look at it The second battalion proposes turning out bodily on the night of November 4. The mem bers of that well-trained subdivision of tho brigade will attend a fair for the bcuelit of one of its companies?tho Marion Rifle*. PREPARATIONS FOB TIIE "SHOOT"* on the 5th proximo are going steadily on. Some of the battalion teams aro doing lots of good, steady work in the way of practice. One or two of them are very proud of the score* and they do not hesitate to make audible and self-laudatory remarks about the way in which they propose to wm the trophy. "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest ho also fall." TUB ENGINEER COMPANY. If the engineer company falls short of being a success it will hardly be the fault of its pro moters. They are doing everything in their power to give the organization a prestige which will last it for some tune to come, and tho character of those who are being udmitted to membership seems to bo more than ordinarily desirable. Those whose applications have been approved by tho supervising committee and who appear at brigade headquarters on Monday evening will probably bo mustered in. The Evening Star medal to be shot for on November 5 is ou exhibition in Gait's window. NICKEL FOR AKMOlt PLATES. Talk of ??Corners" in the Metal?Hopes of Supplies From Domestic Sources. Additional results of the recent tests of armor plate at Annapolis are still coming to light. Tho demonstration of the superiority of the nickel *teel alloy and the immediate appro priation by Congress of a million dollars for the purchase of a quantity of nickel with which to allov naval steel had the effect of stimulat ing the nickcl to au unusual degree. Tiie Navy Department had hardly begun to inquire into the amount of nickel on the market before it was found that the result* of the t"sts had been seized upon abroad with remarkable celerity and that there was to bo keen competition in a market already noted for a vigorous and steady demand. In addition there were rumors of ? corners" that were discomforting to the official* who had expected to get an ade quate supply of the metal at fair prices. These facts' have led to an examination of the possibilities of the United State* n* a nickol producing country. All of the nickel used here ha* been purchased abroad, t anmla being the nearest source of supply. From information coniiug in an unofficial way to the department it appear*, however, that there i* a probability that the metal exists in this country in consid erable quantities. It is asserted that mine* of great value exist in Virginia. For obviou* reasons the persons making the assertion re fuse to designate their location. Meanwhile, acting upon expert reports, at least one com pany is organized to develop these mines, so that the Navy Department officers are hopeful that any considerable advancement of the mar ket price of nickel will be met and counter acted by an increased supply from domestic sources. Beating the World's Record. Hamlin'* team, Belle Hamlin andJuatiana, were at Independence, Iowa, yesterday, sent to beat 2.15, the world's record, held by them, and made it 2.13jt?. The day was cold and rainy. Had the weather been favorable 2.12 would have been an eaiy mark. They start again Monday. The pair were driven by their owner, C. J. Hamlin. The first quarter was reached in .32'^, the half in L04>?, the third quarter in and the mile in 2.13,^. The Oklahoma council vesterday passed the bill locating the oapitil at Kingfisher, but iu most zealous advocates are fearful of its fate at the governor's bauds. & ti j Written for T?? *v*jint? Btab. MEW NAVAL OBSERVATORY. | IU Beautiful Location Just Horth ot ] Georgetown. j m hcmbeb or bcildisos to bb erected *sn> TBB PROOKEM TBAT HAS THUS BAB BEES MADE B* THE CO!?TBACTORS? CBE8 TO WHICH THESB BUILDINGS WILL be PUT. FURLONG OR MORE directly north of Georgetown, on what ia known aa the old Barber place, the new naval ob servatory is now in the eourae of con ?tructionand will, when finished, add another to W ashington's many attractive environment*. The Barber estate was purchased by the gov ernment about nine years ago for 973.003 and contains some sixty-two acres, lying beween the High street road on the west and the Barnard estate, Normanstone, on the east It occupies the summit of a ridge of hills, the highest in I the vicinity, and commands a superb view for miles around in every direction save the west Standing on the crest of the hill on which the new structure is situated one is delighted with the beauty and extent of the vast picture before him. The line of vision extends over the heights of Georgetown out across the Potomac, dotted with steam and sailing vessels, and over the housetops of Washington to the faint hills of Maryland beyond the Eastern branch. This view is obtained by looking directly south from the main building. On the southwest the view stretches ont in a varied panorama across the sparkling river and the Virginia hills to Alex andria, eight miles distant, and beyond, and on the left or east to the Soldiers' Home. Indeed, for beauty, quietness and fitness of position no better spot could have been selected for the purpose. ^ Under an act of Congress entitled: ?An act making an appropriation for the naval scrvice for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1888, and for other puposes," approved March 3. 1H87, bids were received at the Navy Department up to June 12. 1888. for the erection and construction of the new naval observatory on Georgetown Heights. The contract, which was awarded to Messrs. P. H. McLaughlin 4 Co., who built the upper por tion of the Washington monument, compre hended nine buildiugs, planned by Mr. Rich ard M. Hunt of New York. The act making the appropriation for the purpose provided that the total cost should not exceed *400.00(1. Certain details of the work, however, wore not included in the contract as advertised April 10, , 1888 (such an construction of floors, piers for instruments, equatorial domes. 4c.), and #65, 040 was reserved as the maximum cost of these extra matters. WHES THE WORK COMMENCED. Ground was broken for the foundations late in October, 188H. The buildings, as stated, will be nine in number, to wit: Main building, great equatorial, east and west transit buildings, clock room, two observers' rooms, prime verti cal building and the boiler house. There will be used in the construction of these build ings a&out 3,000 tons of marble in addi tion to blue stone and 2.430.000 bricks. The marble is from tho New York Quarry Company's qnarries at Tuck ohoe, N.Y., and the blue stone from the Potomac river. All materials have been sub jected to the most rigorous examination and the ccment used in the construction is required to reach a higher standard as to tensile strength, weight and time of setting than on any other building around Washington. Mr. Win. H. Grant, the assistant architect, in charge, hss exerciscd the strictest judgment in rogard to theso matters and has endeavored to have the work done so that when it is finished it may be turned over to the government spotless and without blemish. The main building will be two stories high with a cellar under all and an air story above, that is, all above the small equatorial portion, which will have a third story and a portico around the dome above this. In addition to the small equatorial the main building comprises the library and transit circle buildings and general offices. It is 307 feet 5 inches extreme length by 68 feet extreme width, facing north and south, and is built mainly of cut face marble nbove the basement, which is of rock face marble. This latter class of work extends to the top of the small equa torial, the belt courses, pilasters, and window frames being of cut face. The general surface [ of the entire building is plain, very little orna mental work appearing in any part of it, save perhaps the columns to the balcony over the south door. To form an idea of the posi tion of the rooms and the complete arrange ments of the interior one should enter at the small equatorial which forms the extremo western end of the stoue portion of this build ing?the transit circle room of iron, only the Ktone foundation of which is now built, adjoins this still farther westward. Entering then at j this door one passes through this room into the large main hall extending throughout the en tire length. Immediately ou the left of tho entrance to this hall is the elevator room. The elevator shaft from tho cellar up is built of white enameled imported bricks. Next to this is the time service room, 18.4x910, adjoining which is the temperature room, 22.2x19.1, and beyond this, adjoining the main hall running north and south, is the chronometer and clock room, a large apartmeut?3X6x19. Here one passes the mar ble stairway leading to tho second floor, ami the first room is the museum, beyond which, in order, are the record and the librarian's rooms. At the extreme eud is the circular library ? forty-eiglit feet in diameter. Reversing one course, on the other side of the hall is. first, the instrument store room; then in succession, the instrument maker's, secretary's and super intendent's rooms. The latter two are 18x15.9. Oil the other side of the main hall is the ass.st iiut superintendent's room, next superintend ent of chronometer; then the room of exam | iner of instruments?27x20.2. and last, adjoin ing tho passage to transit circle, is the toilet room?lb. 8x9.10. ALL THE FIRST FLOOR, save the main halls, museum, record and toilet rooms, which are in tiles, will be of hard fin ished white oak. The arrangement of the sec ond story is very much similar to the first, but u professor's room occupies the space over the instrument maker's room; cabinet east of this, ono instrument store room and ou west two computers' rooms over secretary and superin tendent's, then another professor's room over the main south entrance. Adjoining are two more computers' rooms, professor's room aud toilet. On the other there is a cabinet over the time service, and in order to the east of the building two computers' rooms, stairs, iwo more computers' room, professor's room and cabinet which is close to the gallery of the library. All tho floors will have fireproof arches be tween the iron b- ami, filled in above to grade with coucreto for tiling or flooring, and the whole to be fireproof. THE OREAT EQtTATOBIAL, which was the first building completed, that is, as to the stono work, is a very handsome struc ture. stauding about 150 feet west of tho main building, 'lbs southern end is circular, while the northern end gives one the idea of the Parthenon without its columns. It ii built almost entirely of rock face martile with a cir cular balcony and four corners above it of cnt face work. The enormous iron dome is not yet put in place; it is being made by Messrs. War ner 4 Sevasey of Ohio. I The foundation for thn instrument pier in I this building, as in the others, is in form of an I enormous cross of solid coucrete about nino ' fe t in depth, which will give solidity ami prove a safeguard against any jarring of * the instru ments. Further to protect this large telescope it has been made a law that no public road shall pass within less than one thousand feet of the building. Home forty feot in front of this stand connected three buildings, which form, perhaps, the only ejocore on the reservation. The clock room is the main one, and is, like the others described, built of marble, but on oither side of it, east and west, is an observer's room small, plain trauie structures ou granite founda tions, strong enough to sustaiu the weight of marble. The idea is, apparently, that these are merely temporary, and will be rebuilt of marble when the necessary funds are available. When will this be? THE EAST AND WEST TBAKSIT CIBCLE BriLIUSOS will stand at either side of and about eighteen feet from these wooden affairs. At present no more than the blue-stone foundations and the concrete foundations for the piers are con structed, but thev are to be built of iron aud may be completed rapidly enough when all the castings are ready. A little northeast of the library, quite down below the cellar grade of the main building, on the edge of a ravine, stands the boiler house,(a solid, square, massive structure of blue gueisa stone?rough broken ashlar? trimmed as to copiug, buttress caps, 4c., with smooth tooled stone. The southern end is built against a bank, the top being only a few inches above tho grade. The large ' double engine will supply the buildings with I steam heat by a system of indirect radiation aud will also work the pumps. A chimney stack rises at tha north of the boiler house sixty feet in the air. There is one other build ing contracted for; it ia the prime vertical, which baa not been built earlier owing to the fact that it will occapy the site of the old man sion, which has until recently been used as offices for the oontractora and the aaaiatant architect Tbe old house hae lately been torn down and the prime vertical srill be apeedily pushed on, though, indeed, at one time there waa considerable talk ot doioc away with it *1 together for a while. The son tractor* have had many obstacles to eontead with, consider ing which the work has advanced rapid iy enough. how to err to tmb obsibvatost. The electric care on the High street road will carry passengers within a stone's throw of the grounds, while the extension of Massachusetts avenue will furnish a roadway perhaps nearer yet The line now proposed for the avenue deviates considerably from the con tinuous line of this thoroughfare in the city, hence many persons object to it If continued on this line it would pass through the northern part of the observatory grounds. Its continuation on a direct line seems wholly out of the question, owing to the law that no roadway shall approach within one thousand feet of the great equatorial. The warp haa been delayed for some time now owing to the condemnation of some of the marble as being what the assistant architect considers off color. The total suspension of work from time to time for similar Cannes baa prevented its completion within the contract time, to wit, by October 2 of this year, and the contractors have secured an extension until the 1st of July next, but even in this time it is very doubtful as to whether it will be finished. Four of the additional months, December. January, February and Mnrrh. will not be worth more than one month to the builders, for the reason that the class of work remaining to be done?plastering snd the like?? cannot be done in cold or bad weather. When, however.the work isoomplete the navy and the government will have what has been needed for many rears. THREE LORDLY MINSTRELS. Brighton, Eng., Mystified Over Some WsndtrlDg Musician*. Brighton, England, is greatly exercised as to the identity of a band of three itinerant musi cians who give a performance every evening oa the King's walk, the fashionable promenade. These young men are said to be doing a tre mendous business, although they have to de pend entirely on the volunteer contributions of the crowd that assembles to hear them. A1ISTOCBATIG WANMRISO MI.N8TREUS. The first coup was made when it leaked ont that one of the number was a yonng lord and the rest of the troupe was composed of mem bers of the high ariNtocnicy. They have eluded all questions as to who they are and have so far preserved their incognito, though it is said that the other night a well-known stock broker, who moves in the best social circles, succeeded in piercing the mystery with which they have en shrouded themselves and recognized one of the performers. As an inducement to keep their secret it is said they told him they were simply coining money and were fast becoming the rage. In fact, people are already beginning to consider those residents outside the pale of fashionable society under whose windows or before whose doors the band of the ??myste rious ones," as they are called, does not sing. arrr.MDKD bt a utTin. The stock in trade of the young men consists simply of a piano in a cart, by means of which it is easily moved from plr.ee to place. The mysterious three are attended by a smart youth, who is dressed in a suit of livery and in whose shiny black hat is fixed a cockade and a badge, to which there is very little doubt he is not en titled. and it is he who pilots the cart nnd the trio through the crowded streets. Meantime one-half of Brighton is beginning to find out who the members of the party really are. while the other half winks knowingly anil pretends to have the information, but refuses to divulge it A SIMILAB OCCURRENCE. This, however, is not the first time a watering place has been worried in trying to find out who its intinerant musicians are. At several of the watering places an actor vlio played with Mr. Mansfield, both here and in America, at one time used to sing comic songs and give sketches after the manner of Corney Oram and George Grosmith, and made a lot of money, lie and his two partners used to take turns in the performance, and they were accompanied by a boy resplendent in buttous. who passed around the bag lor contributions of the crowd. No one knew who they were, as they always disguised themselves, and. contrary to their custom of itinerant musicians, stopped at the best hotel in town. ?a? An Allllcted Citizen. From the Chicago Tribune. "If you cau spare me a few momenta of your time, madam," he said, taking off a bat that had aeon better daya in the dim and misty past, "I should like to explain why I am com pelled to appear before you as an applicant for charity." ??Proceed," said the lady. "You have no objection, I presume, to my leaning against this pillar of the portico to rest myself?" "None whatever." He leaned his robust frame against one of the posts, coughed behind his hand and began: "1 have not always been reduced to this ne cessity, madam. In happier days, not far dis tant, I was at the head of a successful business in a flourishing city. I had a good bank ac count. I was in the enjoyment of excellent health, my domestic relations were pleasant and I was the recipient of many civic offices. My trouble began with the death of my grand father." He pulled out a once red bandanna handker chief, wiped a corner of each eye and resumed: "He was a good man and I was much at tached to him. His loss moved me deeply. Then my only great-uncle died. To lose one's only great-uncle, madam," he continued in a broken voice, "brings a pang that I trust you may never know." "What next?'' inquired the lady. "The next aiHiction that befell me was a fire that destroyed the house of my wife's aunt. She was a most estimable lady. The loss was total and there was no insurance. I sympa thized deeply with her, and she?she came to spend the winter with me. She brought her whole familv." He paused as if to note the effect of this, coughed behind his hand again and wiped his eyes with the bandanna reminiscence as be fore. "Well?" "Well, madam. I bore up as well as I conld until my boy?my eldest?the center of uiy fondest hopes ? excuse this emotion, madam " "Certainly." "I bore up until my boy began to chew to bacco. Then my health failed." "You don't look like a sickly man." "I Hin aware of it, mndam. My trouble ia one of?of nerves, madam?of nerves. The doctors advised me to travel. I could not fol low their advice then, owing to business com plications. In the troubles that came upon me our stock of goods had ruu down to some ex tent. Then came the passage of the McKinley bill, and " "What had that to do with it?" "It was the final blow. We had expected, of course, to mark our goods up and realize haud somelv, but " ?Well?" "We?we had no goods to mark op." "And then?" "And then I took to the?that is, I began to travel. It was the doctor's advice. Then I " "Well?" "Then I " "Yes, then you " <?1 " "Why don't you s-o ahead?" "Madam," said tho traveler, straightening himself up, "I see it is useless. I have not uwukened your sympathies." "Not a cent's worth." "Not even to the extent of?he suggested, with another laborious cough behind his hand? "of a cold collation." "No." "I might have known it," he exclaimed, put ting on his hut and turning away. "In telling my story, madam, I am usually interrupted at the groat-uuclc part of it by the offer of sub stantial sympathy. To the fact that yon per mitted mo to proceed until I becamc tangled up in tho McKtnlcy bill, madam.'' he added with bitter reproach in his tone, "I attribute this ignoble failure. I have not falleu in my own esteem, madam, but my faith in humau nature has received a terrible shock." He thrnst one hand in the breast of what had once been a black cloth coat, waVed a majestic farewell with the other and was gone. What Ailed Him. From the Chicago Herald "Good evening, uncle." "Ebening. boss; ebening." "How are you getting along?" "Tol'ble, sah; tol'ble; gwine to go a leetle ?low case da roomatism got or grip ia deee laigs er late." ??You arc sot quite as spry as yon used to be?" "No, I ain't dat" "Where is your brother Sam?" "Oh. he doaa dies oat ?' dis lite two rears ago, he did." "Did he die ia bed?" "No, and he didn't waat to,neither; four er five men tried to mek him do it, bat dey couldn't hoi' him dar. so dey oouldn't" "Why, what was the matter with him?" "Weld, de doctahs said as how ha had da hilarious trimens, batlgaase it was de eaalkes, and dey waa big oaaa. regular boa 'strictors, dey wus. Yea, ha had em large, mighty large, boss. Dey dona got erway with him, da did." IN SOMK TIGHT PLACES. Aa Old Engineer Tells of Several Very Narrow Kscapee. ?OW HE WETT THIornU two weeces o* the BALTIMORE HD rOTO?C UlL?OU>? ?HIKES t"P. BT*T rm.L ALIVE?4 STOBT OF OLD TIME BAILBOAl'IXO WITH ISTEBEST1*<> DETAILS JUSTICE of the Supreme Court i? not more taciturn than the average /^1 railroad engineer. And. not nnlike 1 the eminent jurists. when once hi* w^9||y habitual reserve it catt aside he is a veritable mine of anecdote and wit. A St ik reporter one afternoon during the paat week ran across one of these "Kuight* of the Throttle" in the neighborhood of the "round house" on Virginia avenue, and. a* luck would hare it. the "Salvation car." aa the pay oar is designated in the railroader*' par lance, had Just arrived and he wu m a good humor and talkative. "Come, John, yon won't go out on your run for two houra yet. Tell mo about aome of the tight place* you've been in aince becoming an engineer." "Well, young man. we don't like to talk about those things, but, a<- you appear to be anxious for a atory, I oon't mind teiiing you one." "Tell me about that long red sear there un der your chin. That must have been quite a wound." "That iu rather a hard one. but when I re ceived it it was a smaller nffair iu comparison with my other break* ana bruise*. A* you know. I've pulled a throttle on the Baltimore anil 1'otomac road evor since the tirst lull was laid. Railroading today is child's play to what it wu* then. Now our greatest risk i* a broken rail or axle; then it wu* a dozen different things to keep us alert, chief among them be ing washouts. insecure trestle* aud mistakes in telegraph orders incidental to a single track road. Overwork also played a prominent part and it was owing to the latter fact tuat this scar adorn* niv meat chopper. It whs during the busy d tys of the inaugura tion of liarticid aud all the sleep the t?o\s had secured for a ?eek were only cat-naps. 1 whs coming north, out of Washington, on the even ing of inauguration day and ex-l'ri sident li-y. * occupied a private car ou the rear of my train. The cars were crowded to their lullest capacity aud with this responsibility upon me I believe I could have douo wi.liout sleep tor a month. All the cars were in Washington or bouud north, the engines coming *ou;h generally I bung empty- that i?, without car*. The en gineer* ot these empty engine* would monien | tarily relax their vigilance owing to the lesser responsibility and it was during one of these moment* that 1 got into the tightest place aud received the closest call of my life. I received order* to pas* two empty engine* coming soutn at Severn, a small telegraph station ubout thirty miles north of Washington, and that they would tai.e the siding for me. My engine was doing nicely and we were licking it along at a pretty lively gait, when, just a* 1 turned the Severn curve. I flip! bang!! came the two engine* into nie and when 1 woke up two week* had past-ed, an en gineer and baggage master had been buried, ! three locomotives and a half dozen cars j smashed into splinters and I lay on my back in the hospital with a leg, an arm and three ribs I broken and mv under jaw almost torn off. The engineer of one of the south-bound tugtues had relaxed his vigilance for hardly more than a minute, ran by his sidmg and his lite paid the forfeit "Why didn't I jump? Holy smoke, young fellow, that never entered my mind. I re verted my engine, put ou the air aud by that time we were piled up and I was unconscious. The good Lord only knows why my railroading days didn't end there, but they didu't aud 1 flatter myself 1 can make time with any ot tue boys." "How about that littlo accident out at Mc Gruder's curve; acren ?. you mixed up in that affair? It occurred a good while ago, but 1 never heard the particulars." "Well, I sliouid say 1 was mixed up in that affair. In all my years of railroading that was the luckiest accident w ith the qu< crest trim mings I have ever known. The iittie detail* that 1 am going to tell you in connection with the affair came to me some time alter their oc currence. "This time I was coming aoutli on the New York express and was due in Washington at 11:30 at night. I had about twelve cars well filled with passengers behind nie. At that l.me there was a telegraph station about a quarter of a mile north of the curve called 'Wilson's.* The express generally had a clear track and orders were uevi-r given it only wheu of great importance. Owin^ to this fact it made very fast time and at that point usually I ran about forty or forty-live miles an Lour. As I swuug iti sight of this little louelv watch box I saw that tho red signal was down, and after a fierce pull at the whistle I revirsed tue lever and put on the air. We came to a stop in a hurry, and, thinking orders w ro awaiting me, I made a break tor tho oftice to secure them without losing any more time than nec essary. "I'ushing open the door I saw the operator lying back iu his chair, as I thought, fast asleep. There was a strong odor of coal gas in the room, but in tho heat of passiou at what I thought was a case of neglect of duty I paid no attention to this, but grabbing him by the collar of his coat 1 yanked him out of the chair onto the floor. A* lie was a little slow coming around 1 caught up a bucket of water aud threw tho contents over hau, briagiug him to his sense* installter. ?? -Where's my orders? What's the red down for?' I shouted into his cars. " 'There's no orders. 1 must have gone to sleep or fainted. Everything's all right,' he replied in a dazed sort of way. "With an oath?I used to swear then?I rushed back to my engine, whistled for a flag man and pulled out. vowing vengeance on that operator in the shape of a report to the super intendent upon my arrival in Washington. That report never went in. "I had gotten mv train tinder way and was going only about five mile* an hour wheu. just as we swung around McGruder's Curve the track sank under me aud with a loud crash atid a splintering of buffers we came to a dead stop with the front part of my eugiue sunk about three feet beloiv the track iu mud aud gravel. There is a dangerous qucksand there, and it had washed about fifteen feet of the earth away l'roni under the track. Owing to our rate of >peed a good shaking up was about all We got, but suppose lor one minute that th.:t red Mguai liad not been down ou us at Wilson's. They'd have picked us up all in pieces, a3 1 would have gone into that hole at the rate of about forty mile* an hour. "Both the day and night operator* at Wil son's were practical joker*. A bright idea struck the day uiati. aud climbing noiselessly on to the roof of the office he placed a board over t'uc chiiuacy, shutting off the draft of the stove. After performing this brilliant feat he weut home tor a night's rest, resolved to learn the next morning the result of la* machina tions. The stove door was partly open, the gas from the coal wasjorced out, it soon filled the room and had I not been stopped by the red signal the chances are the boy would have been smothered to death. So you see the multipli cation of circumstances engendered by that practical joke, although it nearly killed one perron, saved my life and many more behind inc." The "Science" of Astronomy. From the Chlcairo Tribune. "What star i* that?" inquired the raw-boned stranger, halting at tho street corner. "That ain't a star," said the faker with a tel escope. "That is a planet." "H'm! What planet is it?" "That, sir, is Jupiter." "It's Jupiter, is it? How do yon know it's Jupiter?" "Why, everybody know* that planet is Jupi ter." "But bow do you know it?" "Know it by it* belts." "Hain't any other planet got belts?" "Possibly some of them have. In the re motest depths of *p tee there maybe myriad* of world* that the tele*cope ha* not rtveaied to us. aud some of them may have belts like this one." "That's what I thought. Do yon s'pose Jupi ter is inhabited?" "Some persons think it is and some say it has not yet cooled off sufficiently for human beings to live upon it" *T)o you thiuk it's likely that the people who live on'it, if there are any, call it Jupiter?" "Oh. no; it isn't at all likely?" "H'm! How much do you charge for looking at it through that thing?" "Only 6 cents." "Five cents, hey? You want 5 cents for squinting about ten seconds at a planet you call Jupiter because everybody else call* it Jupiter, and because it's got belts, when you ?ay yourself It ain't the only one that's got belts, and yon acknowledge the people ou it don't call it Jupiter. It's my belief yon don't know whether it's Jupiter or Job's coffin. I say that it's a dnrn swindle." And he elbowed his way out of the crowd and walked off, leaving the telescope man jumping np and down in speechless rage. The South Carolina synod at Yorkville yes terday sustained the action of the Charleston presbyteries in refusing to admit Her. Dr. Jaa. Wood row to m< mbership in the presbytery by a vote of 90 ay?.? tj U uoea. A C livia Ciirn Dipaitmutt ITU. OV GOOD V ALl IS. ENGLISH WILTON AND AtMININIBTFB CARPETS for room*. baua and stair?. ?? abow tbeae rood. In e?. luaive tani and oolorlL,.-*. Tb? rlche.t effect* in from tbe Louis III atyle. OORKUN CARPET*. Theee rood. m ri to oaaad rloWEM of Wit IT* tod solidity af ?Ur hn, and admit of the latroductiaa of Mwi an J color effects to be found In Do other r.uu f.oe,l Carpet of dollieetlr make. MOVlCETTK CkHlTT* 1b unlimited asaevt meat of dnurue tu4 coiortm ambraciag .1 eluaiva pattern* and *ffecta. akM has* beeu m*0* (partall j *c oar ordar BODT Bhl8SELE CARPET* Haw and as eluaiva deatra* and oolonof In every grade. 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Stoves, Heaters and Rancaa la every variety aad at lomeat rricea. 1 he apccial pride of this eaUbllahmant has been that it ha* always met the wants of 1U patroa* la the selection of Its irooda. la It* price* aad particularly in 1U convenient credit *y*teta. Thousand* of bouse keepers have availed themaelvea of tha opportunities aflordedfor furniahinc their homes on a caab payment and eaay weekly or monthly taraa for tha balanea. 1 honaacda mora may do Ukewiaa by pur chaaliic at the mammoth Credit aad Caab Flh.VlllllL, CARPET and STOVK STORES OF JOHN KL'DDIK. o2-la 1130 and 032 7TH ST. H.W. tJ CDD & DlTKElLEI, BOOK and JOB PRINTERS and PCBLIBHEB* Xoa. 420-482 11TH BT. *.*, washing TOM. D. 0.. are alwaya ready to execute Pristine la all labr**cb?B The* l?r ?y?cial attention to work* of a ScienUbc Character, brief*. Record* for tha Courts. Argument* before the Departmenu aad the various Comaileal i aa In aeasion in tha citr aad all work of a Legal or Sciea tihc character. MERCANTILE WORKS aeatly sad axpwUtloBalj dose at fair fttm* ATT0RMETB are notified that we have the LAHGIST POKCI OF PKINTERS employed la the city aad eaa gat out Brief* la ahortor tuna thaa aay other offioa et-la Spectacles. Evk Grlasses. PERSONS WHO FIND THEIR ETESIOST failing shocld hate a pair of spbo tacles OR ETE GLASSES SKILLFULLI ADJUSTED AT ?I8-th.?.fu3m Ull Fat.B.W. TIEMOCKATS and SEPDBUOAKS AOREE UWlUle- Bhoe Store, 018 7tb "C . la tke niaoe lor everybody to.bay M?>.ladlaa n?i^- aad&ijl. bhoea for S3.6U. Ladled M?e Dnttoa Root*, ?5e Man's |A Kboee hw #4. Cbiidrea's Mrbool SRoea ? *p?cialty at ttlLLia' SHtit Motn, uW-laa* SlStlSah^w.