"AS THE TWIG IS BENT'
naeO. Wk Da. tyt. N...
b a & Cildrm's Ai Soiety
TO PREVENT WICKEDNES
& -e n Wboseegeet to toedasestheNWas
her of UMs AD I the Jai and a" s.M
eet-aNw the Seaety Was eraeassed
mad new Bt eew-I"o New Uesme-ha 3m
Uff Al TIM TWIG U
beat the tree's in
- W1M More Qha -o han
died and Afty yearm
have roed by nea
Aleander Pope gave
uttennee to the fore
going tUiss, and in
that pariod .mi.o e
human twigs have been
unnaturally beat and
a1 a enqseqee mill
tms of eing bees have
oew distortsdly auto death removed the
Wtel ep and ltheh tranksalliblems. but nose the
ha Vg1y. Up to the middle of the present
antary mankiad amernay sontented itself
th pouihi the erhainao ad the =fert*
ame-the predaetes of vicious surroundings;
today thomande of philanthropists. rich and
poor, old and young-teal incessantly to pro
West vice and pa rie by earching out the
twigs so directing their livee that
@hall diepiy the nobility of true man
heed and pure wanhood, free to the fulleet
freat from am seosplioen of moral
Werk ofthi nature has bees going on in this
ofy for m years peast, but it was left for
ene who organied she Newsboys' and Chil
dren's Aid gociet, to mAhe concerted effort in
behalf of those who by reason of their youth
iaese were unable to materially help them
selves. A temporary home for children was
established in 18%e and it has been in steady
and s.cemMul operation ever ines. This ban
o bees dame without difficaltr. Many a time
d It seem to all. save a faithful few. as though
ta charitable enterprise would have to be
ahandoned because the necessary financial sup
pert was net forthcoming. Froam the day of
amiama-i up to the day of his death Chief
M Merrisnee ILWate of the Supreme Court
W 11e Unised itates. w-e president of the
tustese of the society: a tower of strength.
111 interest in the good work never fagged. He
was present at every meeting and his activity
Sd mseh to Ied the young organization over
several troublous period. In all he did and in
al that bas been done sance his death much
Valuable asistance was rendered by the incor
poros. Benry Strong. Samuel S. Miller, E.
.nlea=st, Crosby S. Noyes. Joseph H.
Nawley, Henrietta C. 3fetzerott. Mary E.
3o9d, Emily 3. Webb, James K. McCammon,
John W. Thompson, Thomas . Child., Jane L.
arah L Petra. hwe A. Foster and
SiRoa yne Whitney.
TiS Os1et O' wI soctr!.
The seciety originated with a few ladies who
were moved by stories in the daily newspapers
t eme for some of the waifs that so frequently
mad improperly appeared in the city Police
Ceert. These yoangsters were necessarily sent
10 the work house because they could not be
provled for in the fully populated reform
erhool; there was no retorts school for the
girls. anyhow. Blut a very small perceetage
et the latale ones had committed any crime. yet
they were compelled to asso. iste with the vis
eheracters which the work house was intended
to hold securely. The result was disaatrous to
hi httle ones and most dangerous to society.
Cony.warm and brightly lighted reading room*
were gret provided and to these the newsboys
and all other boys were invited. Game and
bese were provided and proved amost efetn
isenter attractions to the pool roos. There
was as absence of hampering rules, the boys
b g permitted tocome and go as they pleased
between the hour. of 3 and W p. m. Almoet
iamediaetly it besee. apparent that dormi
tese were aboolutely necessary to the maeeern
5hZ prosecution of the salvage work. There
was no money available for this extension of
the scheme, and for awhile it was didicult to
hasp even 0e reading reeme open.
A e1ssa0Vs raisN.
a"t ees it seamed as theugh the society
amg desband a friend to helpless childhood
egeed to give 0M annumlly for the rent of a
bhding, but made strict provision that her
mbould not be mad publio. With this
00u, whi has always d its appearance
oece the preNeS, the henn at 517 12th street
sea etabliobed. Other friends contributed
0048 and beddlng, and very speedily were the
Oeuehee used. Many a ehild ws saved from
moral destruction by thee who soiled beneath
the rof of sNo. 517. From that buil ~ boys
and girf-comfortably clad and wish new hoe
bern is them-have gaee forth to liven of
hesety, sebriety and saccess.
A Nxw MonS.
About & year ago the society an setieed that
It would have to look out for a new hose, the
hones it was then occupying having to be sac
rificed to make way for an improved structurs.
It was then proposed that permanent location
be had at o. 310 E street, and this would prob
ably have been broeght shout had it net been
discovered that a good title to the property
eould not besecured. Tain hoose waseepsed,
however, untiL Nebruary l of this ya. On that
day the heme was removed to VE street,I
where it new.i. The laton is a good one,
eenveaent to the newspaper o~eos and within
easy reach of the boys who appreciate shelter.
warmta and hind treatment; boys who mnay
rem-aly hoefor heoneat andl at least fairly
ives. The house has been
The price was @1300 and
of this amount-large for an unobtrusive and
umeadowed charity-4235n have been paid.
The big baane lhas to be wiped out in five
pearly istallinents. It will be done, but sev
ea hearto and pinchet books. will have to be
Opened before the last not. is jadand the
mortgage is reney for detructson. At this
Emethere is in eirsulaion a eubeeription list,
end every indjil whe contributes a auto
graph pledgee himseltf or herself to make an
ennan snbecviptiea et at lest @50. T here ie
MaB reese em taat liet for several assan.
Agat Sweeney, sear shows eamphstica~ly
what a great werh hoe bees dons. During 1891
the amber fiendgings gives in the limited
doramitory smpace was l1U6; be 12190 there were
li0, an 1889 osly Ste. Mow the miasion has
grews! Lest year hes we provided and
emass 6,35 ments, as ageinst 18.078 in 136 and
m in 18s9. In all, staatione hare bemn found
hre 171 lities onee while 21' pieces of clothing
Wre distrbuted. Of the boys and girla that
emme to the homse daring the paetyer 76 might
have heroine orimlle aisht for the institutin
The Pelice Court tarned over to the agent
imenty-five white boy, forty-three oolored
boys. one white girl adseves colored gists.
The work horse would hove us every oee of
thee seventy-aix vicious; the bomne started
tem ent em the voyage of life with the chances,
be meet cases fr the beta time, in favor et the
Cengrees doe nothing for the socetyv, hoe
aerjas asy asisae. Why this par
retetspeetmen of piathropy
thenldh&.been negieeted hay D istraat's
legsature is one of theuse tings not easily
mndersteed by those nteresteu an this charity.
In site f te otesal neglect the organieation
ppees. The latest report ot the esretary
as spesna="me oorramo.
**26e esostey has new a most ene.enging
seeeb. Wieh a betiing of its own, an agent
sheam work aemong the destiute ehildren of
the District inst ~grewing esad eamnd
e bn islsf to the seer, a aetron whoee
sneee at the hams age daily paeg the con
Uessee ot the ladis toearge end whose in
Nremt and sympathy Se~ the negisoted ehil
dSen ha her intoe esmi--.a.b..a and with
he may frieSd wben pren have been se
dseIts efforts and oresy eseeeragemeest for
final end aspleto esnesma Sti, mee re
maim med hard work to he dens. Opr
mmiisae aD the Mme -segig end, to in
pm aem, te meaing es a f the msm
b~iwth O saeee end ilnonel
didof , acse emeuteal- It te a phblie
week end s eull en ditelf to e ein.M
anm. No ether charity i the Dtinhes i
kg her the -mm endS. 'IM elme to
himish r aesabeye ad eM wher -hn
d-a hoe m~e eeh el .
g an te ib eel
eae n dum of 30 a heel in
ehdre, et the trets hfd here a hen
exposure and erine, and we soty
antil mitable Iese er sitad esn he fad
for them. But for this temperary home sma
a child under age. arrested for vagraany or
petty crie, would have been estaned te o
work house or jail. and would there have *emeo
into direct contact with sen and women
. Ain all sanner of evil, who se
would soon be reflected in theme young
The whole aim of this charity a to save the
children, not to reform the already corrupt. Is
net sech a work worthy the attention of all
citizens who consider the future welfare of the
District? If ignored new, these boyl and gir
drifting surely iato vice and crime. will by an
by force themselves upon the public notice,
and, as inmates of the jails and prisoes, will
demand their suppor at the public expene.
Is it not wiser and cheaper to help them now
to become useful citisnma and
men and women?"
If any one wants to me the operations of the
home he or @be will be weleomed at any time.
Every visitor departs eonverted and aed with
a determination to help matter allog In .dmm
tangible manner; none go away of- whom it
could not truthfufly be said: "Inasmaoh as ye
have done it unto one of the least of these, My
brethren, ye have done it ate me."
TR seeCzuWS ormcmns
are W foleow:
Board of tretseem-Nr. Rery Srong,. preal
deat; Dr. T. . Childs, At vise president; Dr.
3. M. Galandet, Mr. Crosby . Noyss Mr. I.
C. Metsrott. meond vice ;predet Mrs. J. I.
Gulick, Mrs. Ogden Wyckof, Mrs. A. N.
Thomas, Treasurer; Mrn F. ing, Sae
Oers of auxfliary society: Presadent, Mrs.
T. . Child, IS Connecticut avenue- vice
ts, Mrs. H. C. Meteerott, Mrs, W. 0.
6afningham, Mrs. J. . Gulick, Mrs. Ogden
Wyckof, Mrs. & M. Yeatmaa, Mrs. T. IL Hoad,
Mrs. T. M. Talbott.
NeeOrding secretary--Miss 3. . Lyman, 1746
Correspondin'g asertary-Mr.Ernest F.
Eiajf, 1116 M atreet.
Trmesrer--Mrs. L F. Masfarland, 1727 1
Auditors-Mrs. D. La Fetra a Mr. .
Matron-Mrs. Jessie Cowen.
Agent-Mr. P. B, Sweeny.
Executive committee-The ocers of the s,
ciety and chairmen of committees; Mrs. Hugh
McCulloch, Mrs. Alphonse Bart, Mrs. A.
Thomas, Mrs. J. kT. Top Mrs.D.I . Lamb
Mrs I. M. Teller, Mr. K ITEey, JM. . A.
Bobbins, Min M. W. Cr.
Committee on finance-M Ogden Wyekoff,
chairman; Mrs Charles H. Armes Miss IL T.
Ward, Mrs: . Y. Yeatman.
Committee on industrial eoduation-Mm. P.
R. Flint, Chairman; Mrs. John W. Dahena, Mrs.
T. M. Talbott, Mrs. B. I. TelUer, MissM. J.
Committee on entertainments-Mrs. T. .
Talbott, chairman; Mrs. J. IL T. Tupper, Mine
Mafarland, Miss Fanny Chids, Main Mary B. I
House eommittee-Mrs. H. . Metserett and,
Mrs. A. M. Edgar.
Prem committee-Mrs. 3. I Wight, chair
man; Mrs. Fred. Perry Powers, Mra, Ernest F.
Committee on Sunday work-Mrs. I. L
PROFIT IN RAISINe meangs' TRssa.
nes er it for the Nea Gemerasseu-Dtg
ries ef Walnat and ChMery.
From the New Ter Tribuna.
A good many people who would like to live
on farms of their own in the sammer months
are deterred from purchasing forty or eighty
acres by the fact that there seems to be no way
of getting any interest out of the eapital in
vested. A good deal has been aid recently
about the "abandoned" farms of New England I
and the low pricesat which they have been and 4
are offered for msle have attracted many long
In; eres from the city's hot shops and eleeI
"If I could see any way of making even the
intereet out of one," said a New York commis- I
sau merchant the other day. "-d buy a fifty- I
acre fan, repair' the old house on it or build a I
plain one and turn my family looe there every I
summer. There would be no need then of I
keeping t"-children well dressed, asone has to I
do even in a country hotel or boarding hono, I
and no bills to pay. except for food and a serv- I
ant or two. But the very fact that these iarms I
are cheap is due entirely to the poor quality of I
the soil. U farmers could make wheat and oats I
and stock pay well on these lands they would
not abandon them. I have no time to farm. I
anyway, and to eaploy others to do It for me I
would be throwing aare Money if the soil was I
as rich as the Misini14 'bottomse.'
'Now. what this man wants," soid an en- 1
thusiastie student of forestry, "is knowledge 1
of some crop which, once planted, will take 4
ere of itself for a hundred years. pay him
some interest on hai money while it Is coming
to maturity. if he gets his land cheap to begin
with, and at the end of forty years be worth
more than Afity of the origmnal faraM. Sueh a
erop is to be found in forest tresa"
"Ferest trees!" exclaims the New Yorker. I
"Do you take me for a Methusaleb? Before l
fifty years are over I will be engaged in other i
pursuits than money-making, theologians tel
"Yen don't need to wait fifty years," is the I
answer of t'me forestry enthusiast. "They don't a
wait that long out west, where forestry is being I
carried on to some extent already. There a I
man plants his prairie wood lot with various 1
kinds of trees, some of ;hemluick-growing va- 1
rieties, others of the slower sort. He plants 1
them close together, for several reasone. "e
reason is that the trees may force their way
skyward before spreading out. Forest trees
are st-ike in t"ir proportions generally. a
Each seeks to spread its foliage in the sualight I
above its fellow. Plant the sme kind of tree I
in an open eld an it preads its branches
out from the first. Sunlight is all around it
and there is no reason for exertion. This tree is 1
more symmetrical, on the whole, bat not nearly
so valuable for timaber as the long, bare trunk
of the forest tree.
"Another reason for planting them close to
gether is that they may be thinnsd out with
Sroit as they grow. Ini a few years the owner
'nm to cut out his mal trese and mmli them,I
to be made up into barrel hoops. As they
grw larger they are in demand for hop poles.
arger still, they smake fence posts and are1
wanted for wood pulp in the paper mills, and;
then the remaander are far enough a ra t to bei
let alone to grow into stout thmber. Thscropi
of small stuff for hoops poles. Ac., does not:
ease at any tias. It kep coming up, year
after year, among the bigr trees.
"The secret is to naethe right shoace of
trees. Probably the most valuable sorts are
black walnut, wild red cherry and white ash.
There wRi always he a demand for these woods
in the manufactures and the supply growe
steadily less. The other day a saan bought a
tract of forest land in one of the southern states
acnd sold one big 'turbid' walnut tree on it foe
almost half what he paid for the place. One
handred dollars is not a unusual p rico at
present for a big black walnut tree of the ordi
nary variety. In parts of Illinois the early et
tiers eut up black walnut for flence radls.
Bome years afterward, when the ralehad rotted
away, the farmers were grubbing up the stampa
and sellng the gnaled roots at a handsomne
profit. A fomran this or a neighboring state
who has many wild cherry tress on his land
need act werry much ever grain and rootecrops.
Speestatos will come out from thisecity and pay
well for the privilege of uatsing hIs trees for
himn and earrying em away.
"3m that It takes as argumsent to prove that
fifty acres of such wood is a fortune in itself
equal tn alife lasranee policy for the owner's
ehildren ad a soure of eonmtant pla~osome
po adlittle eapense to him whl he lives.
rteab ealised on, tee, at any timne after the
tesbg to appreoach maturity. Mickeryad
butternettar both valbable woods and theutss
from them trees are always slble.
'Z'he desmand ber Christmas trees elas
yearly. n==-an= fereste are now being w
en for New York'sap
"On George Vander C's newly perehased
plase in North C~arelam forestry los ing to be
carrimd On in a large and Istellagent way. He
Csemas advantage over praarie farmers In
vagateepart of his traet eevered with
trees already, bet he po t sh that,
coatrary to th asspted ofteting wood
land, It Is net neommry, in order to sEeh
money out of it, to deslroy the fere'*
Tb hesme- Sense et se,
iteam e b"r-"- Nlew.
The emsese rare where ens ma hb
asg fer the emke of a pm8 and sable -e
man. Iamb wemsens n st ake it neseamay
ser teh hshnds to stand ga- eer tei
home wih aTheyeseaeto debi
astrap, be she seeltes the
nets. Iheei she be meso pm nl
moeteg areso meuhge
meehi eSa m ~~ s en d a d.
he MW~osesd as~n w
heebe as ei st
tosess e E as e
LITTLE BLACK PHIL.
AR inedant of the War Beosued
by a Star Newsboy.
WMHE To ftE ETEEN noA U
TU anI A IITTLE SLACK NEWUoY
T hvenue tat I patronize every even
ing as I walk bone from the CapitoL He is
sure to sell me a paper whether I want one or
ast "I ma his prey." He seents me from afar
and esmes rushing after mne, a smile spread all
over his fae I always surrender to that fellow;
it is easy enough to escape the others, but be
capturm me every tUe and sells me a paper
whether I want it er not and when it oeame to
e0 ebange usually ha his way about that too.
The reason for It all, however, he little sus
=.L The faot is I rarely me the boy without
of Anther one-his eaet counter
pert-that I had in charge for a few months
abt irth years ago.
I Was lat summer of '63 and in middle
Tennessee. At that time, though a mere boy
myself, I was a lieutenant in command of a
company of Michigan soldiers and we were on
te mareh nearly every day. One night when
almost ll of My omen were en pieket duty I
concluded to hae a eup of eofee and pro
oceded to cook it over a little camp Are built at
some distance In the rear of the line. Dur
ing the operation there was a sudden crackling
of twigs an the undergrowth near at hand, and
as the country was a dangerous one I was soon
on m fleet ad had a good grip on my revolver.
The diturbance was quickly explained, for in
less time than It takes to tell i there had ap
peared in the edge of the circle lighted by the
Camp Are one of the queerest little darkies I
ever saw. His olothing consisted of the re
mains of a hat, a tow stripe of shirt, one sus
pender and the waitband-little more-of a pair
of trousers. It would be exaggeration to say
that he was ragged, since there wasn't
clothing enough about him to make
the rags. As he stood there in the
lin light speechless, grinning and almost
naked he appeared like a veritable imp from
he realmws of darkness. I had been startled at
bat, hut soon broke out into a laugh, in which
My visitor joined heartily rolling his big
whits eyes, and showing * long rows o
vor60 in a maet ludicrous fashion. When I
maid, "Howdy, sonyly' he replied, with a dour
sh of his hat, "Bight smart, massas" and came
ap to the fire. Then I returned to my coffee
kid, taking up some hardtack, began may sup
, slyly watching, ameanwhile, the face of the
o, who was now sitting near me. I could see
its mouth quiver every tme anything was put
ato own. Feeling certain he was hungry,
[had aded to tantalize him for a time, but
moon ted and my haversack to
Wrar him, tha understood in
1tatly. He must ye been early starved,
,or he ate as if he were houlo all the way
Iowa to his tes. In answer to y questions
be told me, between his mouthfu of hardtack,
hat he had lived near Shelbyville a had ru
kway from the plantation to join t e n
ioldiers. He was too tired to talk much that
might, and in a short time was curled up like a
all and sound vsleep. The boy was up be
rore daylight the next morning, and made him
lIf useful in so many ways that he was
again allowed to share my hard-tack, although
i had none too much to supply my own needs
antil the quartermaster should again issue ra
ione. After seeing the little chap by daylight
mad learning something of his disposition, how
over, I had no inchnation to drive him away.
le was rtainly one of the moat comical fig
aree I have ever seen, either in the army or out
of it. Whatever his lot bad been up to the
ime of his appearance in our camp two square
noahl, a night's rest anti a sight of the boys in
alue had enabled him to forget it all and to be
:ome as happy a youngster as the land of Dixie
over held. Ah sight of him made the boys
augh. and this fact pleased rather than an
toyed him, since it gave him encouragement
o give vent to his fun. U hen questioned as
o his age and name his answer was, "I rek'n
P's fo'teen 7eah ole, sah, by die time, and my
tam's Phil. "Phil what?" "Date all de name
I bas white folks couldn't 'fode two names fer
ittle black nig like me." 'Where's your
nammy?" "Dunno, sah; neverhad no mammy
o long as I lived, sah," and this was about all
Phil knew of his pedigree.
Well, I took him along and he followed me
ike a faithful dog, carryi-g my blanket, filling
my canteen with fresh water at every good
rook we crossed and picking up wood or
>inging the nearest fence rails when fires
iere needed. Night after night. too, the boys
tsed the end boards of the wagons for Phil to
lance cm. and he was never tired of furnishing
agS for their amusement. Being a musician,
noreover, in his way, he soon became the
Aknowledged champion in song and dance
over all others of his race who followed us. By
way of appreciation the boys clothed their star
a good style, furnishing him a whole shirt and
pair of trousers shortened to correspond with
Die stature. From this time on Phil was fired
with a new ambition and eagerly looked for
ward to the day when he would be largeenough
o carry a gun and become a real soldier in
Jode tSams army. Phil's religious ideas, too,
re well worth recalling. Though not remark
bly profound, they were so firmly fixed
a the boy's mind that he almost al
raya expressed them in the same
words and never finished their recitation
without shuddering from head to foot. The
tory ran something like th but no one else
'ould tell it as he did: "Low winter when do
otton was all dun ginned an de co'n dun
bucked, ole Curly, de preacher, say dat we
mne mass hab a meetin. and den all do brack
ulks coes an bear him say what we uns ms
to or de debbie kotch us. Ole Curly he say dat
mebben is a right smart big field, full of simon
rees and do goun all kivered up wid yams an
nelons, an l roun do field is hihpalins. He
bay dat white folks date rgtin gofroo de
rate and brack folks data right kin jump ober
;he paline and brack folks data bad and lazy
inns stay outaide de pahns, and de de bble ho
:hase em roun an roun an roun andl ross em
I'id fire ! Phil usually acta the rest of the itory,
rolling his eyes, groaniag, ahuddiering and, in
roinclusion, carefully scrutinising I. Lgn, with
reference, apparently, to their 11.. -. for high
jumping. After a time the bari..e 'f Chicka
inauga was fought and more than lti of our
regiment were killed or wounded. During the
Ight Phil was seen helping a wounded man off
tf the field, but for two days afterward he was
among the missing. By that time we had taken
a new position at Chattanooga and our men
were hard at work on the breastworks, getting
ready for another struggle. The batteries ofI
the Johnnies war, located in our front on Mis-|
sio. ridge and on our right on Lookout mon-|
lain, and every few minutes, as our work went
on, a shell from one of their guns came whist
ling over our head., A few of us were kept
noustantly on the watch for the puff of smoke
wich announced each discharge of a cannon
bnorder that we might warn the others and
enable thema to get under eover before the shell
could reach ma. While we were hard at work
In this way and just alter I had given the boys
warning of a coming shot I beard a voice be
bind me which I recognized Instantly as Phil's.
"tere I Is; here I is," be shouted, evidently
so delighted to End our eompany that he for
got the terrible danger to which he was ex
posed and came running toward me at the top
of hi. speed. Just at that instant a shell from
a IRodsmaa struck the ground well out In
front of us,bouaded so as to grase the top of the
broestworks near where I stood and whizzed on
Its way again directly towards Phil. A second
time It strek the earth in its maeroiless eourse
and rebounded, striki the poor fallow so
sqae sto carry L some distance. I
~shIhis side as quickly as possible, and
earetully raised his head. He was horribly
crushed, but was eeascious long enough to ree..
ewihasmile and to say very faintl,
e teant, I'ee gwine te jum over d
palina." He never spoke agin. Tht night
whes the firing bad stp W.ill seckley, the
bagler, and I, wrape the little body in a
blanket end earried Itto a garden on the edge
of the town. There In a geare which we maade
by the' ide et a heessakte vine we left all
thel remained of PhIL Above him wea
g e meoth beard upo which ecey pen
as weBl as he coulit "To the memory of
Ph3s he asjumped over the palia's.
A '"-Pas-* 5asse,
A gieat may stories are attributed to Goa.
Tee Semt, bat this is a true e eand lbes.
tess h - ad wih Be was em the beah as
mprof th etyP of Mebhmeud in the btd ot a
Mgeae. The witness.. eould net remems
ber th~the plsthe men who sold the
itse.,, er th idof tqr.It woe evidently
a esc o esllsi, and gac ammatI heeame
a MIs agss Re dell eeka witness
aress the stae aitsmmend gsssan him
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paesem aw saM es' r maa naawM e
gomai To as N mom Is naman
saosomavs-e? as Kym or manr s.
-gUCIDEDLY MO U
basiness Is being done
in realestate jest nw
than has bea So am
hr scme time. a is a
revival, a picking up, a
boom or whateme else
it might be Ismued.
Words, however, are of
little consequene so
long as the substanee
remainja'd there is on
question about quite a
asublatia incesese In
business. There is a marked revival in the in
terest which the public is always supposed to
have *hen real estale is concerned. Some
times, however, people become indifferent to
investments in houses and lots and the& real
est.te brokers are allowed an interval
of rest Just now the popular move
ment is the other way and there
is a demand for realty investmens that
promises well. One of the largest real estate
arms in the city reports that their business is a
great deal better this February than during
the same month last year. A good proportion
of the transactions conducted by this Arm have
involved unimproved land, and it is reamonble
to suppose that a good percentage of thes
buyers have purchased with the view of ima
proving, rather than mere speculation.
A good illustration of one of the present
phases of the real eptate market was afforded
recently when some property which had been
withdrawn from sale for some time was offered
at prices which were recognized as reasonable.
Purchasers were readily found and in a few
days the entire property was disposed of. Thu
instance indicates that there is an abundance
of money awaiting investment in real estate.
Why it is not invested is one of thoee questions
that is rather difficult to answer. There are
various explanations given, none of them any
more satisfactory than the oft-repeated one
that people arc waiting for the bottom to fall
out. of the market, expecting that then they
can q plenty of bargains. This catastrophe
hap bn so often predicted during the past
twenty years and the hopes based upon have so
often bn disappointed that there seems to be
a well-defined and well-grounded conviction
that the bottom of the realty market of this
city is so well soldered en that nothing les than
a great finanoial crisis, national in its extent,
can force it off. In the meantime the city is
forging ahead at a rapid rate, adding some
2.500 buildings yearly to its accommoda
tions and some 5,000 souls to its popula
tion. Property under such induences nat
urally increases in value and when people
get tired of waiting for 'the city to go back
ward instead of forward and turn- their
attention to paying investments for their
money, if they happen to have any at that
, they will tnd that values have appre
ac and that it would have been money in
thei ekets if they had invested and allowed
som one else to make prophesies.
A ewspaper man who loves to be exact took
oce a not long ago to mark down on a map
of the 'h he routes of all the street railroads
and est. g of street railroads which Con
gress had been asked at the present session to
charter. When he had finished this task, which
was not a slight one, he found that nearly every
street in the city would be supplied with a
street railroad it all the bills became laws.
A number of streets would have more than
one railroad along some sections, so that
altogether the city would be pretty well
gridironed. However, it is not probable that
Congress will grant all the charters asked for.
In fact, so far the House committee have re
ported favorably bills for only two new street
railways, and both of these are suburban. One
is the Washington and Bladensburg road, to
begin at Rhode Island avenue and 4th street
east and to run to Bladensburg. fTe other is
the Suburban railroad. wich starts at North
Carolina and Pennsylvania avenues. then runs
east and skirts around the city until it touches
the Potomae at Little Falls and thence into
Georgetown. The bills granting the extension
of the Washington and Georgetown road to the
Free bridge, the Anacoetia road up 9th street
to 0 and thence along 0 to 11th and down 11th
to its present tracks south of Pennsylvania
avenue, and the extension of the lock Creek
railroad to the main entrance of the Zoological
Park and along Florida avenue to North Capitol
street have also been favorably reported by the
committee. The District committees of both
Houses have reported favorably the bill for
the extension of the Eckington road to the
Capitol. With these exceptions no favorable.
action has been taken upon any of the many
street railway projects that have come before
Congress. The general public is, of course.
interested in these measures only to the extent
that they serve obviously to supply existing
needs for street car service.
as avIrSIC Lanrm USAa.
An ingenious plan has been devised for
bringing to the attention of those desiring to
rent rooms or entire doors in business build
ings the advantages offered by sime particular
structure. A pretty sketch of the exterior of
the budding, together with foor plans, is
reduced to the proper size, and then by some
cheap process a cut is made which is used as a
head for letter paper. In answering inquiries
about the building these sheets are used, and
by means of tne illustrated letter head the
correspondent has placed before him a
pictorial representatiom, which Is much
more effective than any written descrip
tion possibly could be. Be can see
juss how each room is situated, and, as
they are all numbared, the prices can be
give~n by number, which eaves a great deal of
tinie. This device was suggested by Mr. J.
laushi Marshall, who had the design af the ex
terior of the new building for contagious dis
eases which is to be erected fur the Children's
tiospital, together with a plan of the interior,
made into a very attractive letter head. As
this building is being erected by means of sub
ecriptions those interested tiad sheets of note
paper illustrated in this way a wonderful help
in bringing the enterprise to the favorable at
tention of those whose assistanice is desired.
sown NEw ousse.
Mr. 1. 0. Blerger, who is the manager ot a
theatrical company that recently visited this
eity, has purchased two lots on 18th street
just in the rear of Mrs. Logan's residence,
where he intenda to build a home for his own
use. He owns a frontage of 100 feet and he
proposes to erect there a house which will cost
from 012,000 to 018,000.
A lot has also been recently purchased by
Mr. F. W. True on Yale between 18th and 14th
streets, which will be the location of a com
fortable house he intends to erect there for his
hume. Ground has been broken for the erec
tion of fifteen houses at the corner of 6th ad
L streets northeast and ~as are biqpew
p ared for seven houses w lch will be built on
7th streot in the same square. Quite a number
of eales of lots in the eastern section of the eity
have been made recently and it is thought that
ini a great many instancee the sew owaare wil
Mr. J. H. Meriwether haa had plans prepared
by N. T. Baller, architect, for nine four-story
anid cellar brick dwellings, to be loated on the
southwest corner of 18th and W streets N. W.
The front. will be built with Hummeistews
brown stone and peased bricks, and will be
ornamented with hywindows, baloiepet.
cocheret, etc. he buildings wi- have
English basements, with sub eel
lars, below whIsk will be used
for heat apparatus and feet They will all have
French roofs, which will be eovered with slats.
The etsgner house, which bas three bay win
dows, wdll top out with a very handsome tower
of romanseque design. The entire buildings
will be trimmed oat with hsrd wood ad have
handsomely tiled bath ueems~ and vestbuice.,
They will be finished in the west medern s~ie
and will est P4,060,
a Naw nsusse earina.
A large basines, building is being eresied at
the corner et 6th ad D) iteete eatheset fer
Mrs. E. A, Usi.. The new strustate wiB be
84 feet wide and 141 het deep end wil be these
stris n e a~ lbs. eesplee e 1
35cres," newat IU end US tret sb
and of whi u ire, es
p-b hall Mrs. Esases begs mn
ago m e .me e em m h
te build is d
with alt toe bdUlaia setted
that she end -es, ~a
mug =WK XW 2111.
naenboa aswammgo wooeonvas nowe
' se- Ta- assan -ea
-al uisa S we se seem
New TOn3, Marek 17, IUL
PZOPLE MnE LOOK ON THE CAN
P gning" lost of Candidate HUl with saia.
gled masesset and masmeat. Nothing ever
was known like it in the memory of the oldest
inbabliat, It has whatever charm attach" to
novelty. The aecount. at the presideatial
pilgrims aseeption naturally vary aceord
ing to the feelin. of the newspaper medium,
but from an aseunt. the weaderer seems to
be attracting notice, if not admiraion.
It was supposed to be impossible for Hill to
mabe his embinaten in amoh away an to an
ahilat the seag Cleveland feeling in the
state and solidif the Istate delegatein behind
himself 4New TOrk's favorite aon; yet he has
achieved the Impossible in this metter, and
who knows, therefore, but whethe wig be able
to elarge his eombinaftion 00 08 to
include the "Universal Yankee Watle?" At
any ntb he ha thrown of an dinguise, and is
egaged In a prsnal bust for delegates on a
atona 9e0. Meanwhile, we are not bearing
much of the eCounter movement that was set on
foot in this stat., and one cannot help feeling
incredulous as to its real strength. It cer
tainly will be oblged to prove It genuineness
and power when t time comes for action.
6 A estACKM TOR waGxin.
Wagnerirs has received a painful black eye
today in the shape of a formal compact be.
twe Abbey and Grai and the Metropolitan
Opera House magastes, whereby French and
Italian opera is to reign supreme for the next
three years. This is a great rise to moat
Cpie, 44 It WaND COImNE11y ratedWd that
seasos experiment was not prosperous
enough to warrant its repetitionbut at the
lat moment the tide seamed to turn in
favor of the present management. and they
have decided to keep on under the very
liberal inducements ofered by the million.
airs proprietors. Abbey and Gran are
tpera house rent free, and
guarantee an adition of S,0 eaeh for each
performanes. This ought to enable them to
give geod opera in spite of the high prices of
petted tenors and other kittle-kattle of both
ses. Some deference may be paid to the
shade of Wagner by oocasional performance.
seck an thom which have been given under the
direction of Herr Seidl. but the prevailing
oparas will be the famiiar repertory of the
Italian and French schools. te sensation of
the year has been the performancese of Faust,
which have drawn imemee audiences
and held them spellbound. This great
opera never seems to lose its fa
cinaets and has never had duer
representiten than has been given by the
artist. of the Abbey A Gran company. The
Wagnerian forces are thrown into some con
fusion by today's decision, but it is not all un
likely that they may organise a German aeason
in some other theater next year.
TEE VPEULL WORE or agroag.
The charges made by Dr. Parkhurst have
takes exactly the course which all previous
charges have taken, and for the meoment, cer
tainly, they have accomplished no more in the
way of bringing theoffending atie to justie.
Everyone in New ork is fam withero
time. The saloon keepers are promptly baled
out, generally by thoee who make it their basi
nes to attend to this step in the defenas, and
their esae are put on the docket, which
is already so crowded that it would
take years to reach the bottom In reg
ular order. The prosecuting officers
decline to advance the cases, on the ground
that other matters of more Importance stand
ahead of them. The claim is then made that
the criminal courts of the city are unable to
cope with the volume of important business on
the docket., and that is the hat of the whole
I believe that not a ngle one of thee cases
has been tried in New York for some years.
Iepeated attempts have been made, often
backed up by a very decided public sentiment,
to force a trial. but utterly without success.
Meanwhile the moral sentiment is refreshed by
such sermons as Dr. Parkhurst hurled from has
pulpit last Sunday, and is is in this direction
vrobably that the meat good can be done. In
a matter like this, affecting the moral attitude
of the community, laws are of no consquence
unless the sentiment of the inhabitants is em
phatically in favor of a rigid morality. It must
be said that the wickedness which Dr. Park
hurst criticise. so fiercely is by no means more
outrageous than formerly; in faqt so far as
outward observation goes the mbcality of the
city is exceptionally good.
PREPAXINo 7o OZONE IN TEE DoG DAT.
One would hardly expect to find the excar
sion season active at this time, when we are
reading about blizzards, but as a matter of
fact the dates for next summer are almost all
taken up. The Iron Steamship Oompany has
gone into the suburban excursion bauness very
extensively. Four of their eet are generally
occupied carrying parties on all-day picnics,
and so great is the demand for this sort of
pleasuring that it is didcalt Piready to get a
good day. Rome of their regular custemers.
as, for example, the large Sunday schools and
the like, engage the boat for next year on the
day of the excursion. This closes some of the
best dates. The books, however, are formally
opened for engagements on the ist of January,
and there is immediately a rush for the best
Tbese excursions have bees reduced to a
system, and the fatigue and daager are
almost done away with. The charge is about
E$300 a day, for which sum the excursionists
have the exelnsiveo use of the boat, with its
oticern and crew. In case of a storm the rule
Is that the partis engaging the boat only pay
for the expense of coaling up and bringing the
boat to the pier. This Is always done, no mat
ter how fleree the weather, but once at the pier
the excursionists can decline to embark an case
the weather is obviously unpropitious. The
popularity of these water pienice has increased
very much of late, until now on
every fair day In sammser you will
find the waters of the bay and
vicinity dotted with pleasure craft, all anm
to the gunwale, with passengers. And, thanks
to the rigorous regulations, temishape are ex
ceedingly rsr. A feature of these aquatic
trips is the catering. and 1 need not say that
the value of the bar privilege. variessaecording
as the passengere are a crowd of dasheraen or a
Presbyterian Sunday schoolt
Tau sacasn wani rra vo mvtainow.
After years of patient waiting and scheming
a project for a race course In Central Park
finally pmsse the legislature today and, being
promptly signed by the governor, is now law.
Etroag efert. were made for years to defeat
this scheme, and atil now with suceam, but
finally the bi baa slipped through, and a
serious innovation is made upon the park as a
safe and picturesque resort ror ordinary peo
pie. The idea is ie make a straight trask adja
eat to the west wall for the entire length of
the park, where horsemon ean exercise and
eeo re their fast horses. Pains will
be to arrange this truck a. that It
will not endanger the lives of visitors or
mar the general plan of the park, but
resident., unless they are very fond of heras
reindignan t ever the scheme, more prim
lalya a hsbroken throug thatwelp
served tradition thaI Central lskwas teone
plae whase these various antraons and Inne
vatioas could not eoee. Yem remsember the
terrible battle that was waged to hae e fair
out of the pak.The same feling a pro.
teoted ita lsall other attache, ne ew it
wa TAXI ee n mn.
Well, ew York braced up today and voted
WU00,00 for the Mesa fair. This is met haM
a lie.n ar yet a mtIo, a same et the
more saguine hoped and wanted, but U it Is
eeamesealmly ased it sheeld giethe stte a
very fair rereatien atale.We have
up.the whtatkem oar messewithba
figasand teust that vleseegas
tvllenou he tee haughty and esee
ol~eu, Easi 3. Esseen.
TEhe Wie ag a Fhteehen,
Uhtile is s cmma u evayg pes. wheha
the hansh of seve. and esuseas. ei
'uu atspahtA" and the se h b
ofe e t i es S aug a asipsaa
wbta mmd phr~el semememt
m e 3evnsata
The intestiem of pmvsemneaaeswe"ab
sm eer theaft dese. 6t As sr
h~iend gamet et th mat hinm aenimal
thaN, oft..' a d Usabhe
per stiMg, beA
-the p*oft of emensa
ISO. This nter. t
man't attirei in msNy
vane a namb of gas
- strity; and %I%"ea of
embafa= the ed
emsy ot wbtb It Is a
reeni the s-m at tm
and bee" pride In bs
m.=ho.d will be enti
Eaton Ubke Its eeowm
His aentmen t be s-emd ont to dha
With Which he a-the ubtembe at hair
which, going OR While his VIgof mind
body resane as It should be iM bin prime, be
somes the most honorable deeaes that it i
possible for man ie wear.
proclaims that man is
animate; tne chiats
coveriage en the Oeted
les of vlege plases
show .' interediate
bagging. It Is a mark
of umanitv as dink
guished frees the lower
orders f aimals; the
stork. On of the 0et ,
in te msatter of legM
show so begging at te
knes. only brte
that displays this tiud
aney in a netisseble
thatbe, of the brut e is e mei
that come Next in soon in inslu e hidli
see and the other qaltin that 0 in make
shout IL kneesin s
a badge of usefalmass;
the dude and er
eatures that are
placed em earth to Ml
chinks In the esonemy
of sereate de net bag
as the kness. ft a010
out a~m liow be is
.~ -. practicaly non- exist
et; d is his m we
And theharacterstiad evRpN idence
of superiority-bis trousers be# at the kaeeq
unless the dude makes tMin ipes le by
putting him in a hvery that does not include
troners. That the begging ot eM s ressee
at the knees Is an evi
dence of piety in se
plain that there is no -
occasion for saying
more on this point.
There is no plane of ex
istence Inferior to that ,
of useful manbood in
which generous bag
ging at the knees Is an
of its occupants. There
is but one creature that
is man's equal whose
trousers do not bag at
the knees, and-well,
we would rather honor,
honor bright, that the
lessons intended to be
et forth In these observatiese soold alg 1A
the dems than
should a th kIben
*otbers, only gos 1Ave
natueal and nsme
that =the btoeemn of -o
bag thbe koe.
and nine who boek dew&
d ae their knesepae
laeg eee pid
and nt humilitim in
the presence of the am whose trosera 1g4 Oem
form to the equation ot a straight ime.
IT WEnT WIVE Tom ROM.
Tbe eNIA01 ss e Wow mN eee iy ass
From the infimam.-. JeGRNsL
An =ndian.po.lI artist who e Wst pe"sigs
in eastern art etroles tea the Mbwing
incident wiek oescrred in a New TOsh SOe
of much eelebrity: A large cl49 Sf
women and girl were shetching freM a
semi-nndo model, a young 4a1Man, who mm
po-d with bis head thrown bask. his am
fantestienny wreathed over is head and bi
legs extended in somme sort of vU .s.
nat caper. The Indianapolis veon was
sketching the model's shoulder whe do ob
served that he won sug t her In a Very
familiar manner. Somewhat d..eer..i Is
discover that she had apparently made a Oee
quest of this child of Itale, she be
gan to sketch knee, as mere remote hoe
the artillery of his sentlmenal In a
remote corner of the room aIn roe nd
she perceived that thesmlso elraos
model wore taking esst upen sme livelygil
amsong the atudents. .-e su-idd-a l.
but the young Italiaa still eand king af
miigglances In every direoti.
Ataotthe center of the class was a Ger
man girL, serious in the core, aboerbed in her
w~.and hsre In manner asa female Us
m~arek. Every stroke she planted em ber mael
was decIsive and almost cembelive. Suddenl
ehe came under the battary of he Italian's
amuse, and, without an intat' b.ei~a.
her voice ragout like a ebtre.:
"You setpthat s.hmak; e sn't .mme
you to scbmile"
The fiueof the model reianed tunh
inneoue, and ha stood stagte am rron
beoee class, the Imoma onofoeomded
and wrathful dignity. feranappligs
lence he remarked ta the severes tue
"Ladies, I am here before yen ml s se
smodel of se, 'Daeeimg pawa' en gas
win se pose."
A cas se s esspe
nromthe letroin Trames.
As she lay trembing I. the daknesse wase
just as sure there were burglare In the diing
teema down staies as thai she e s eared pase4
nearly outof her wit.
"John?' she gasped.
He paused in the third geuaraf a emage m
awoke with a start.
"What-whatc.e went" ho Isd.
Paigher ali ls t 64 lar dse
A tremol- mih hare been sheswed to urn
ahrou~ hs fr me d Re .- emsheme
At the msement a se d t ger
-hans.-er me qut.a i.= ....
wittee ea s showed the mad to Was
"Heaet yen ifads1e Us hs haegeda
we ofbe e ee tal howuibe us
It sesI saegio W hsbm
in e en t g
40 W Was
med U ae. nmhn
E aen of E ur . eI mo
The ampt et the 6 i.ftes o 4.116
lM some Germ Of badetlma in ns e S
frke lems et ir m w s maweoe by
empt e 1a tho m g ma. having
@e~ @mef i ribes whe pleied his S...,
Ceo'e Imoier a band at hi. breber brmies,
amn, easmeing his vilim at sene defe.ele. s
tma , bend and ga geI heg and dhebged
her away to bishe hbma aIehd to be his
Twe eistbs -e are tee spwePsemag.
Gret, the maids. bApply .ompang is her rude
hut, whe . asseemaded brove tmithiy
eat. and quiity but truily tagt.. his Jagged
spa odin bar haavy heir without insag
hs aw4 mesAd oe gl a&wand be
Wn ag away by the haire hfebr b"ed her
bands a" fees 6e4. by her ruthiems OaPtor.
TbWis a Very eaa mosthod. *ad is even
now Practied in the withis ef Australik.
A meiS"atie"- et this edtem uas $.med
a 60a the4gptb& 2%esm a tonfeal per
mo.*|t a ts public b*" at A t"cham
ef th" ad thax "muug girl vete described to
the yeuth who wisd to wed by his female ret
aives. Wham he dAeuid upe. om. ftht omutd
hisbus. , am ar Iwa t m mis wilh 6e
ibiW 4 brderos oar
n The e dae, eubisthcl e
se mpsat y oad 4he60 gt.
tan wen Imse pless .hma. n 1h
.-e ..'" - "4 , =-_
wh teir ae eo redm e &xm
.nde. a .n.gn..c.s .a.. bera, by fear
isen snin G to vwth theogbo ebb aI
a.wih all the d.i..y peible. boeere
away to his hemi 06" there the, mim-e
,.,d the dmes,, dunce. wi the biee
e0atully veiled, walks up ad down befoe
Obs. gramS -eIo h - he br gaoe ad ebann.
?be esterames y over ad the guests
departed th.bad auves e.. ad -or the
det lins Iame his eyes wpm ber betin.
I."s a':"., e-peci-"ly f.-ve -ema
Ne"ato m pertaoes we have th a raeb
S fStrictly apeking, tha s
amwg 0 he d.reas asaouaiis sm fiee
Suet wedding eemoo--- almost leo whi
sae. hoser, wild tad pbegreaque bet a
view er ieve markstalway sa me er
tun*ly ae ar&.qaf. t H g ae the
gicg yet togei. e ar. i. 0 foregroud,
While Wir d muferas comrade 0stWasedi
ae e-tt. thates the group of nhaetathe
prrbiema ie. hh odyd aeei ar wuith irve,
we ~ ~~ Nofa alms.e.. er~
aafig atmm, to the go Points of the
Aseetm*Ta slveis .'t".";.,
on e .' ea ass
Sou s his boe re his "Going. goinggm&
over te reedmess ad happinese a efame.
lee womma. 2Ue prospective buyers, with re.
diat bashe eme elothedl i. ..ham be.
desks'garmab ad "aringa ambett wel=
in bis head be win Wrving glauces frem madit
Iseet=16 fom approaeIsA bmrua
beet.rbAsma dn Three " ber. the
rom go mookmm.
Lard Temayem, is sold to he steadly ugsd
at the beakt In whs Mr. (hart. Callns
ftswu al any rtIs, i bring egaisat him a
chrg 8Of plaglart.. Tis is I charge which
ha always had the mboat irrifting seearmup
the resok sA A pepl witl prtobably agree
theta beak Nos Collins! n prabably hest
postpoed mill woisbo h wh-a work is
deais Is beyond the baoling of rinmtmm We
ane essadeat tha the greater memaber of the
wig"es hoday dal soemaerly with VirgiL.
Momer. Hoese ad the other great ammerti
would cati Nf athi isUses we eW ihe
mad at the living.
And i" timms the matter Is s warn by
the bamt that lard Tuamysa had been as sea
aid Palm s skew his #selils" in gasd be may
06Mugoee tishii. bnee wrs"bhe sm
ia ra m the eveidow wham be se last
sma s subieet of this ahergbef writers
- the Iivean the leks o
lag amt evyn in W wrath a past dee wet far
se to s, aNUibaoem'aru KVa OW,
Ner In this amoe remmarkable whenm IS is wm
membarede whtmge the Woud-be Go
owner afined ise =erv* the tuthk of his
lndlalmest PoetTamuuMG ma mat allowed
ts Us ngte be~s" without b- . acmI
-I_ haim barwd o "ir *" ~ir
toapli the 0aa tho verb -roar". = Mt
ben sdthat he had pgiredtram ember!
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