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CITY ANT) DISTRICT.
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.
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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.
Price* ranira from *.*. to |1M par yard.
TAPT81 RY Hkl'*SELB CARPETS For beaaty
?fat)lea. nchtieeeof color effecta, eloeeneae >4
texture and general elegance our Murk la far
above tbe atfrtr*
INGRAIN IB Flurll.hand Americas makaa
oriental Kl llS.
UNOLECM and LICNCM
Second and third flt?>ra taka elevator.
Furniture Dei?rtmeat?Fourth. Bftk. aiitfe and
arrrnth floor*
ICUl'd lanbiurgh.
Importer at I'raparlaa.
0*4 JStb and lata.
1241, 1243 lit. St S.E.
SPECIALS FOE THIS WILL
40-inch Uraaa 1 leant b. all color*. 3Mc. t regular
prior jOc.
Double V\ Mtb Trloota, all wool. 25c. a yard.
11- euiilul line of Henrietta* at -'jc, otic. 7be. and
and S!k\ a yard.
\t Una Twill ll.rn'l (Extra Flu*) 25c. a yard.
Plunh. all ahadea, 42c.. Mr. and S#7c a j ard.
Lsdiee' ana Ui-m.' tut W-rk Uoaa 12taa a pair.
>o advance in price of Fine Hosiery.
remnants
Remnants of SUn<lanl lYtnta .?*<" a pari.
Remnant* of himiwi'U l*rmu .'?*? :. a yard.
Itemnsnlsot Sc. (.'anion Flannel KVc. ? rad
Kemnant* of 10c. Canton FWnual H, a yard.
Retnuanta of 12)ac. Dark Bstteea* tiler. a yard.
Reinnauta of "Oc. Dark sattmn lOa a yard,
llemnauia of lUc. Scrm &?'. a yard.
Full lina of biankete and Comforts.
*11 C. VIERBLlHEN.
leading rfmnakt house,
1241. l'-'43 11 tb at. a.a
o24-tr (Formerly Double Combination.)
Dovglah & BllO.
612 NINTH ST.,
INTLR-OCEAM RCILDIKO.
SATURDAY. MONDAT AND TCESDAT wa would
like )og to .ample tbe folio* tug:
3 stylee .">Oc. i oreet Covers for 30c. each.
2 ?ll l>aotto. Chemise lor 3lk'. each.
3 lota Lautes' Ilia k How, 1I< riasdorf dya, price,
til) . ?3c. and 57c., at 4t?c p. r i*ir.
No. 3.?m yarda stamped Momie Cloth Site, Scarf,
for ?.">c. oku
1S j unit MUiuiwl kuotud Fringe Opec Work Uc.
Scarl. lor -5c. each.
2 yarda stamped Knotted Irinye Upan-Work 4Jc.
Scatla lor 3^c. cacti.
Nu. 4.? ".'tc. bluuipcd Pillow Sbam. for lha
No. - 4-lK' Siaiit|ir<l splaobcra for -3c
No.dozen Table Napkina, wortb tl.60, for
?1 -Ji (*r dozen.
A complete line of tbe bet Imported Saxony and
lK-riuai.it.*ti oraUtla.
All colora in tbe New Komaa Floaa for Art Em
broidery.
POrOLAB * BKO.
o24 Ntntb at.
Flusitche. Carpeti And Stovei
CHEAP FOR CASH
OR ON CREDIT AS CHEAP AS FOR CASH.
JuHK RIDDEN,
S30 AND ti'M SEVENTH ST. N.W.
Aniiouncaa a Fall Line of
Oak. Walnut and Sixteenth Century Bed Room 8 u I tea
Alao 1 arlur buiteain Ruk. 1'luab and Hai ralotR
A apevial leaiura of tbla diaplay will ba found la bta
?35 FARLUR bUUK*
IITbeac Su.-tra conmit of aeven piecaa, and tha aupply
baa hardly been able to meet the demand. A few are
Mow ou hand and tual caller* will obtain a bargain
they will never retrret.
Sideboards, Wardrobea, Hat Back* and a variety of
Fancy Chair* and Rockarn will alao ba found.
The Ctotk of Carpet*, in Velvet, Body Bruaael* and
Tape*try. embrace tbe neweat dminii In this depari
aient, and the I ricta will not l>a equaled id any house
in town.
All Carpets made and laid without charge to pur
chase .-s.
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.

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