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ems ad Other B tIdage-Flome see th
mm Umeeway.
mide at the Zoologica
Park for the suitabl
hou-ing of the animal
'-ome of the structure
have already b e e
e rected, [email protected] hav
ben designtd. and it i
.ntended that all wi:
l vafdoi be of an architecture
character to harmoniz
f wuth their surround
T; inga and with the pmu
I~on for which they ar
I Los I
Jisat .0i he but:.nm of the old quarrr road
ih. r- a: ent*i - 'h 1 ..4 gr.teway i.p proposed
I. Wi:b a greteriIh tile reo
1..- Iar-e, of. itr. f bIax.z cured to harmoniz
U:th .doi. In thi.. will be a room fo
%-o*- ':.t: .. I isenW for -. 1, ,in I: .g . Dog
f- .:, -. ght.-er-.. tnl t.'a, l * f beog Alloni e
, the crom. i . ..iN l - d ir> I I-:.dl houte
!ii th i'r aIr. l the park. Thbi ineces
, r- . ' . .. ; -ti.er ai ..d anirmal. atr
fr gver-A e.. : th .gh- -i i dog an-l .,r- in dar
r, of inju Ung ta e anl.ea it. Le;r efforts t
g. t awun
4 .n the left .f 0-e ra war, are the bear rite
gs 1.ri th ih_-.ua. %P., n:: old quarry and it
aO? 2111- or - anITvOaA Norax.
Weei tos. rockv bank.. running well beel
%to hill. was cornid-red an ideal place ii
hee ft blamet caves for the bear to ma
bhame is.
A mail railisg ourroundh tbe preiles. thI
bees f qib are bent over and end inI ugl
spmw e a to prevent the occupants from
heving their ewa front yard. A plunge bath ii
peeed in eh of the be&- yards and a truan
eta tsee. t which the bear, can climb. bask i1
e som and avaid disagreeable asocmites whei
* ol se inelined.
&the eron of the hill i located the carni
ver hoe. the meet important building a
peent In the Zoo. This building on thre
s=i 8 balt of blue ginewen. The rof wil
esestumely be tiled with a grayieb tile.
Two of the permanent age. are completed i
te bene. osee of which .v uoccupied by French
T h ne A eme lion. who i now two years old.
This heiluing cotaharas the major part of th
amimi that require their hoones aruiciall
wReT UND 01 CaUNrT-1tA nore:.
A Steam coal L. !ocs.t.d nr the cellar. througl
shib the warmta re-h sir i. alriren by a fata
The es:iaited ar a- -uken .t ,-ea zr the flooro
th camagaa by heatedh ti. A, omihiar, heat
er-e bet water radato:-. are II-ueed in tae esa
madl wens end.. Any -.t at :t.rm!am h-ght wool,
Imaagn.e that a .'emlo<.: f'. ,r a. (l11 be an idea
fran auitatel eage* .. at enn be mu enail
laheet ad .cr -:bbe4 otf. A.. a mratter of fac
a loor *.f tha' 'e . - an' ttloor that: wil
qatekiy abeorb lbhe Lear f r'nn the body,. will de4
* T H F B F.
esideand iseustam Theeat reci
sa thar ca a srsch 9erd C
d e n r n w-r:~a - erca
+ amcae att or; esenIeg'e-c
he beean to~l. oel ~gadgo
Z ,eysd nathetn.teri. cade
Uhier. A aah 10, byl Mw. feets. tober lead
as maee 'ratand ofr t esetming ase *em-ar
quothe..for th truen1-foo alg ua gere
bgenie thred atthm Zo
Ahef whe comelr intill hoe id
mmab omhe 1.4 qt er. reen gruer stre. r.
Sets, Aea IM bvSet all tareacte brad
meneb ee te Teotalsttoer heape r
fett eie at te~ Zote...p
,Oetindth lar i thiky hue m 1
-wB e 4 a
ml s1he at me ema
this building. The elephant quarters Is imt
a temporary oclegon building made so ti
these tlack-skin animals may be kept wa
and not suffer from winter blas
to which they are peculiarly susceptible. Th
stand on a heavy wooden floor, their front I
being chained to a large stone let eight feet im
the ground. When they get &eir permane
quarters they will have a large roomy e
g with a yard and a plunge bai
Now it is necessary for lr. Blackburn to ta
them out for a constitutional walk when t
weather permits, and in warm weather th
have their bath in the creek. This bath is w
worth seeing. The pleasure they exhibit and t
antic they cut and the tricks they play
s each other will pay for a trip to the Zoo.
The buffalo house is a quaint log structi
forming a shed into which they can reti
dnrmg very inclement weather. wh-n the si
e is onpressive or when they are not feeling we
Half of this building is now in the possessi
of the American elk. The combination of lo4
with overhanging gable. is quite appropria
for the surrounding. and for the animal, hone
therein, being sngge:stive of the wild west.
LLAXA norsE.
The hay on which the buffalo and elk are f
is Ptored in the loft over their heads.
The ground north of the carnivora hon
broadgenis out into an open --alley, white t
cr-ek winding through on the north is a b
with pictureiique bankli. Together it won
make a line picture.
The llama house is located in this valley.
in built of open framing undressed timbe
lined with boards on the inside. The roof
covered with a straw thatch. The effect
unique and it does not seem to be out of pla
with its surroundings.
The Lama& have dirt doors for their still
while cement floor* are laid where the pub
are admitted into the llama house. The Hlam
have no privacy. A thatched roof is a novel
in this section. Being a foot or more in thic
F e"s it protects the llamas from excessive he
in snmmer and extreme cold in winter.
The Volveis and foxes, of which there a
several varieties, Russian wolf bound, the pe
carie.s, muskrats. beavers, raccoons. badgei
0op;7am. eagles. owl, hawks and numeroi
other animalp and bird* are now resding
temporary, incomplete ard improper quarte
awaiting the time when Congress wll alk
them sufficient accommodatioge. The prai
dog town is an interesting wailed village t
houses in which ar below the surface. It w
icvesary to build the wall surrounding tk
settlement dt dhfeet beneath the surface
prevent the inhabitrnts from burrowinig b
neath the wall and departag.
These little villager take much interest
visitor and haveacae wa of sitting on the
arendmted cino theIi hodson one 1idea
h areno"cy Ahehairedfs aetngoqei
this dsectonlBing afo othoe indinbo thic
n ues tpets the tlndama fhromceofive occ
i pnt. Thu oer prem oedin oficncter.
tgbiesIoigtero vragn
1 rces ie h dao olesadqi
A R D E5N33.
Th e wolves and fthesnea ofg whih ere
, seer arities wuin beo hoaid the old
eca'eiu skrat.sn thererswraccoonsf thadea
- own wimh eaglpls ak n ueo
oThe animar d obrire a enwa retrb
Stencokaiomplewite ad Itroer uartis
tm ufcntaccmoain. Therrer.
do townraisaachitterestang wellednvellate
housesbinawhichare belo tesnfdbyce. Eta
- seceef arr-ton biThe wsen soundingrniv
houttleen eigneed beneath thctorfanel
- Th noth ewenio. l and prfthe go
, t.The itte lagrhtetasdskehiteresti
tte rbu and haeer house, who ichtiag oen a
ig rou ad mhe a to sgaeWat y
want?" Th Urire dogs areeting. u
fr te owbt the a(e o Jorale ae r
to keer them dcorp in othern Mares not
prtty gdw ol Ding alnin bull,- or eicla
agoan hellko. hasbeen adowtedswhi
hadgeb the iFortuIndea coharacteera of is oc
paitesi. ad loe ofrthe being coart wai
1.-bs endotiong the broof sterhadgingh
-La-ke - gis e iodea of coolnesnd qul.y
heThe seie indmw are, geen til rof
,,I' be .r s g
s in e w ithe-ted g ,ea ein -- hleh is
hree Hundred of Them Employed
by the Government.
The Aft ept at the Past p1eas to Pretee
the Matie-Departmental Cato at Washing
e..-P.us.t. o the wiht. e.s-ct
That swaam In the Ca,toL
and odd cats re main
tained by the Umte.
State. government, th
cost of their suppor
ly being carried as a regn
at lar item on the accounti
in- of the Post Oce Do
'y' pertinent. They ar
et , , distributed amonj
to about fifty post offices
at and their duty is t4
keep rate and mic
from eating postal mat
ter and mail sacks. Their work is of the utmos
importance wherever large quantities of mai
are collected-as, for example, at the New Yori
post office, where from 2.000 to 3.000 bags ol
such material are commonly stowed away ir
the basement.
Formerly great damage was often done b
mischievons rodent., whih chewed holes in the
sacks and thought nothing of boring cleat
through bags of letters in a night. Troubles ol
this sort no longer occur now that the official
te possie. stand guard. Each city postmaster i,
h. allowed from $8 to 040 a year for the keepini
te of his feline staff, sending his estimate for "cal
is mest" to Washington at the beginning of eacl
ey quarter. Care is taken not to feed the animal
M too high n order that their appetite for liv<
W game may be keen. It is laid down as a rult
mn that no meat shall be given when there is i
mouse or a rat to be caught.
re Cats are kept in all the government building
at Washington. In that of the State. War ani
>n Navy Departments they are employed not only
, to protect the priceless papers stored there. bui
to to guasd against fire. Twice the War Depart
.d ment has been set afire by rate gnawing ma tche,
-on one of theoe occasions in the office of th<
Secretary of War, in the middle of the night.
A year ago the treasury had nine cats, but the.
made themselven obnoxious and all were giver
away but two. These are as wild na pos-ible,
getting a living by foraging for themselves.
Mice are notoriously fond of chewing up money,
but they have no chance to get at Uncle Sasu*
paper cash. which ia kept in rooms with iror
walls that defy their teeth. Rats occupied the
pen-ton office in grent numbers while it was ir
process of building. taking up their residencE
In the walls and floors as fast as they were pu!
up. Two years ago four cats were introduet I
there to guard the re-ords of the old soldiers nnd
they have driven most of thA vermin away. The
besi rat killer of the quartet not long ago. be
ing frightened at something. fell from the sec
ond gallery fifty feet to the tiled floor and was
killed. The White House has two cats. one J
ge black and white female, kept in the kitchen,
xe and the other a black Tom. which belongs ir
ill the stable. Mrs. Harrison had four lovelv Mal
id tesc pus.ies. btrt they all disappeared-stoler
very likely.
is But the Capitol is the greatest place in Wash
is ington for cats. The huge structure is fairl*
e aswarm with them, and at night they scampej
about in troops. Nobody knows how many ol
s, them there are, but the watchmen reckon then
Ic by scores. They are all vagrants and nild a,
to hawks. In summer thev are scattered aboui
ty the neighborhoed to some extent, but in wintei
" they gather within the building. At about 1H
at o'clock every night ther begin a mad racing
through the empty corridors, which are mad(
to resound with their cries. ' he acoustic ef
fects produced are astonishing. Let a single
grimalkin lift up his voice in statuary hall. fa
mon& for its echoes, and the silence of the nigh
is broken by a yell like that of a damned soul
as loud as a locomotive whistle. A favoritt
place for cat concerts is the whispering galler
down below. known as the "crypt." where the
feeblest round is magnifne- into a roar. In.
agine the demoniacal ensemble of half a dozr
feline songsters in such a spot.
The British government pays certain sums,
regularly passed through the accounts quar
I terly. for providing and keeping cats in rublic
office, dock yards and store houses. Pats and
mice used to do great damage to paper in the
imperial printing otlce of France. but nor a
sum is appropriated yearly for maintaining A
re staff of cats there. which are fed twice a day
and carefully looked after by a man who is paid
. for that service. In Vienna four cats are em
is ployed by the authoritie to catch mice on the
in premi.-es of the municipality. A regular allow.
rs ance is voted for their keep. and after a reason
w able period of retive service they are placed -n
is the tetired list with comfortable pensions. Ihe
ie Midland railway of England supports eight cat'
!a at Trent, which are borne on the company's
Is pay rolls for milk and meat. Thdr duty is to
to guard hunlreds of thousands of empty corn
1- sacks. and the importance of their work may be
estimated from the fact that twelve womei are
in engaged all the -rear around in darning hole
ir eaten by rats in the acks.
dwur cArs An.E 5NvatrACt..
It is probable that railways in thia countri
la would find it well worth while to keep cats al
c. their principal stations for the protection o1
y perishable freight against rats andt mice. Pei
Sple who are given to running down the felin,
Itribe do not sealize how valuable the ; us-ies
hare to ma:ind. In truth 1hey are indi..
nf pensable. Were it not for cats rodent foe
t.would overrun all houses, buildings and culti
re rated land. They are invaluable to farmers,
protsecting the poultry yards and guarding the
crops against vermin, which would otherwise
devour .the fresh-sown seedt in the fields and
eat the grain before it was ripe for harvest.
USED As cLOc~s.
The Chinese utilize ents a clocks. They say
that the tupils of their eyes grow steadily' mar
rower until 12 noon. when the are like fine
Ihair lines, gradually dilating after that hour.
When a Clhinamcan wants to know what time it
is he picks up a cat ard find, out. 'I here is an
ohl story of a surgeon cotufined for debt in the
Fleet prison of Londen. who only escaped star
ration by employing skillful tabby to catch
nmice :or his food. Notwithstanding the aceu
ration of selishness brought against them,. cats
are very affectionate animals, ustually attachin
themuselves to one person in preference to all
ATTAcnNENTr ron oTER ANeixALs.
Cats often beceme very much attached tc
dogs, horses and even cows. Tney will some
times rear young rats, rabbits, aquirrela, pup
pies, hedgehogs anad pigeons. There is record
of an instance where two cats were brought up
by a female dog. A cat has been known ta
m sake friends with a sitting heii and to hell
- keep the young chicks warm by permitting
ci- them to creep under her. The fact has yet tc
be realized that the cat shares with the dog the
ginstinct to protect it. master's property. A'
di cat properlr trained will not touch tamo rsb
bits, though it kills and brings home wild ones,
at; and its appetite for birds pauses at the domes.
tic chickens and ducklings. Pussies are used
of jfor a peculiar kind of sport in Belgium. wher,
they arc tied up in sucks and let loose simul
in taaeously, the one that gets home first winnuir.
a prize. It is recorded that in one such cai
r-race the puise was wcn by a blind cat.
acAT sows.
Teetshows frequently held in England
ahare dome much to develop popular intereet ii
mi eats. Finely bred anials command at preseni
or very high prices. The various breeds are as
p- weil recognised and the points for judging
them as eatefulrdetermined as with dogs
Ihere is a stnigo~r now of 20 guinm
for a maletotos shell. Oddly enough.
tertoise shell eats seem always to be females
At all events only one male ot that kind has
id than far beetn known of in England. It should
abe borne in msind that this relates to the sort ol
tortoise shall that is biek, red and yellow ii
' Within the lst few years anwredof eati
hashbesn imsported into Europe Is isth
e sual eat of Siam. Per eentarias pas the ..li
5 steek etthis ars hs h.. sept ee
toth plae tthe ainmmb ingeandthe
s e at Jealous esre has bees uas to preve.1
to dseh esbs'
abs ba's hest .es en u
It is a ery'curious fact that white cate of the
short-haired kind with blue eyes are nearly al
ways totally deaf. Sometimes those of the
same' breed with Tellow eyes are shnllm-y
affieted. One migM suppose that such a da
feet would be of no consequence to the owner,
but the fact is that, because their deafness pro
vents them from hearing their own voices, their
mewing is intolerable to listen to, taking the
shape of horrible yells. Such cats are only
suitable for deaf old ladies. The 'algin of the
tailless cats of the Isle of Man is a puzzle. It
may be that they were derived from ancestors
who happened to have their tails cut off. Such
mutilations are sometimes reproduced by hered
ty, as has been the case with the short-tailed
sheep dog. The cats figured on ancient Egyp
tian monuments are supposed to have been of
the same variety as that which is common in
Abyssinia today. It is not possible to determine
tils question with certainty, because, although
millions of these cats have been preserved as
mummies, the color of the hair cannot be dis
I tinguished.
Black cats have much more electricity in their
for than any others. This may be one reason
why so many superstitions have attached to
them. From time immemorial popular belief
has attributed to them necromantic power.
They were supposed to be employed by wizards,
whose martyrdom in flumes and by drowning
they often shared. Their apearance has been I
thought toeportend death. and to this day chil
dren in Germany are taught to regard them as
omens of evil and to avoid them. Unquestion
ably a black cat with its coat and tail "set up"
and its form distended. its round yellow eves
aglow with anger, presents an uncanny appear
ance. Sailors' wives used to keep black eats to
insure the safety of their husbands at sea.
Faith in their value for such purposes rendered
them so precious that they were 'commonly sto
len. Another odd notion was expressed m
verse, as follows:
*Whenever the cat In the houe ig black,
The lasses of levers will have no lack."
A story in told of Charles James Fox to the
effect that %hile waking up St. James street
from his club with the Prince of Wales he
offered a bet that he would see more cats than
the prince during their promenade. He would
take one side of the wny and the prince the
other. the latter selecting whichever side he
chose. The wager being accepted. at e end
of their walk Fox had been thirteen &ts and
the prince not one. Fox explained:
"Your royal highness, of course, took the
shnd- side of the street. I knew that the sunny
side woild be left for me, and cats alWays pre
fer the snshine."
Archbi. hop Whately said that theonlynonnin
the English langiuage po-s.'sing a read'vocative
case wa. cat. the animal being usually addressed
as "puss." IIENE BACEE.
sneeze Statistles That Tell About a Profita
ble Industry.
From the Cincinnatl Co:lzner, ial-Gazette.
It seem. surprising to learn the fact that
twenty years ago 4.00.000 pounds of snuff per
annum were consumed in this country. Much
more astonishingis the circumstance that during
the fiscal year ended July 1, 1892, 10.000,000
pounds of snuff were used in the United States.
Yet how rarely is it that one sees a pinch of snuff
taken! The mystery was expl ined yesterday
by the New York ngent for a great snuff-mann
facturing concern. He says:
"Nearly all Italian and Ge-man music teach
era ue snuff. Likewise the loman Cathilic
clergy. The priests say that they get into the
habit during long ses.ion s in the confespional.
where they mut t-it for hours together and
take snuff in order to occupy thenselves and i
keep assake. avoiding sneezing. The itrue snuff
taker does not .neeze. Old-fn. hionrd Germani.
rh, came to this couctry a long tin- ago, al
most invariabl" take snu:ff. In her -aloons
where people of their race cm gegate you will
commonly see on the counter a box of epuff for
general use. It is ,I blaok snufi that I have
spoken :hus far - highly scented with rose;
bergatnot and l:ungent odors.
-But the snuff that is chietly used and mann
factured in thin cauntry is of the yellow or
brown kind. Some of it is salted and some
plain, but very little of it i scented. It is used
to an immense exzent in the south by negroes
and poor whites tor 'di;ping.' The snuff dip
per moistens a lit'le stick in water or alcohol.
dips it in the snuff. makes a little ball rnd puts
it between the lips ard the teeth. The habit is
an unpleatant one. but is nracticed in the sou h
by women as coicrionly as by men. In fact,
the consumption of snuff in this country is
chiefly by dipping and the bulk of the tobacco
manufactured in this -hape i' consumned below
Mason and Dixon's line. Yellow vnif is used
largely by the Canadian French girls. who com
pose a majori'y of the enployes in the coton
mill1 ll overtle United Slates, particularly in
New England.
"Snuff shouild be male from the ISaf stalks
of the tebacco plant o:lV. thougn much infe
rior material iA nited wnh the cheaper kinds.
Havana and Sumatra t.atccu are preferred.
The flavorings (mployed are kept strictly se
cret. Much care has t)be taken in the pro
cesEes of cou.peul.ding. intn:i.ch as no clues of
tobacco consumers are see fastidioun as snuff
takers. The Scoteh are great users of snuff.
It was a Scotchrnan who once asked a big-nosed
stranger if he took snuff. and receiving a nega
tive reply remarked: 'What a pity; you have
such a grand accommodation."
Forlearance Ceased.
From the Tndth&n po J'eutmal.
"See here!" velled the wrathful man as he
took off his hat and showed a head as bald as a
cang nign lie.
"Yes, I see." said the druggist. "Did von
ever try my unparalleled carillary renovator?'
"That's just what I did; anwered the bald
headed man in tones of wrath, "and here's the
IThe druggist mused a moment.
"tors that way sometimes." he said.
"The hair grows so fs t, you see, that it pulls
itself out by the roots. Now, if you wiU only
strengiheni your scalp by using a few bottles of
my acmeistical scal p baelm
IAt this poi::t tiey clinched.
From theltetbos':er.
A ropwoed, inr Ita. south.
Seotion of the Gity.
A Proepstaen Whie May Add Th6 Eer
Areas to the Park Faciltlte Ot the CiW
Some Cuwrrot Primce of Smiding 800m-T
Nw cres== Art evaugery atisg-od
years past the residel
in the vicinity of I
grounds of the We
ington barracks,
arsenal, as the p
used to be known, hs
been in the habit of
sorting there as t0
would to a public pa
There is no other p
in that locality, and
the authorities haveI
interfered in any t
with the legitimate use by the public of the
tractive lawns which fringe the river's ed
almost to the point it has become a great res
It seems probable that this property will be ,
clusively devoted for park purposes. At Is
that in the proposition and if all the details e
be carried out no doubt the southern section
the city will have a park. As is well known. 1
barracks is now an artillery station, wh
at Fort Myer there is a cavalry pc
It is propoed to enlarge the grouti
at Fort Myer and establish a p,
brigade, bringing on for that purpose sevei
companies of infantry, which. with I
artillery and the cavalry, would constitute I
propoeed brigade. There is no infantry a
tioned here. and it is deemed important t
there should be a well-equipped and disciplir
body of men located at the national capi
representing these three important branches
the service. In the event that the camp
Fort Myer is enlarged and the troops remov
from the barracks some important changes s
be made that will necessarily effect the val
of property in both sections. Unless soi
portions of the preselt Arlington reservati
it utilized it will ho necessary to acquire a
ditional land in the vicinity of Fort Myer.
When the barracks property is transform
into a park there will be various changes ma
which will add vastly to the appearance of tl
locality. It might hasten action in regard
the James Creek canal, which is now an op
sewer, and during the summer season an
fensive nuisance. Up t0 the boundary line
the property changes have been made and a
now being made which will greatly improve I
appenran-e of things. The power hot
of the Washington and Georgetown Comva
is a decided improvement a.s compared w;
the appearance of the square before the bui
ing was erected. Then opposite on the otl
side of 4,!- street the Metropolitan Compa
is clearing up a square that has been a desol
waste. The new power house that is to
built will be quite sightly. Other chani
would soon follow. and the approaches to I
new southern pLrk with its green lawns shad
by fine old trees would be attractive.
There is another park for the city talked
although the property in question is now a
has been for some years practically the oi
park that the city possesses. The questioE
being seriously considered of removing I
Soldiers' Home to some place farther away fr<
the city. When the property was acquired
was considered far enough away from the cil
in fact. quite remote from the center of pol
la ion. But now it i" found that the land on
sides is being subdivided. streets are being Is
out and at the present rate of progress it d<
not need the eye of a prophet to foresee that
the course of a few years the Soldiers' Hot
property will be in the center of
closely built-up territory, or, in ott
words, practically in the midst of a cil
Those interested in the home think that t
best interests of such an institution are serv
by a location somewhat remote and retired.
is realized that the property has enhanced
value and that its full value. if realized, wou
fuinish a fund for securing ample groun
elsewhere and for the erection of perhaps me
suitable' buildings. Of course, nothing cot
be done without the consent of Congress. b
still the subject is being disecssed a good do
by proserty owners, the officials of the hot
and others.
There are several plans proposed for disp<
ing of the present property. It has been asu
gested that the entire area could be reserv
as the site for the much-talked-of priva
residence for the President. Then again it
proposed to continue its use na a public pai
while others favor the sale and the subdivisi,
of the property into building lots. It is claim
that there would be no difficulty in gettin
purchaser for this property at a good rou
sum, but property owners and others interest
are of the opinion that the property will nei
be used for anything except a public park.
A recent sale of a lot was recorded during t
past week, and as it is always interesting
feel the pulse of the real estate market by lea
ing the prices obtained at current sales soi
mention of this sale will be of value. T
ground was located on Massachusetts aean
between 17th and 18th, rather nearer to the lati
than the former street. The dimensions we
27x120 feet to a ten-foot alley, and the pri
paid was $1.390, which is at the rate of 84
per square foot. A few squares to the son
for the property fronting 102 feet on Rho
Island avenue just east of Connecticut aveni
recently acquired for St. Matthew's Churp
the price per foot. counting the propertt
vacant ground, was about $7.20. But on 1
basis that the Dunn house is trorth $40,000 I
land would then be rated at about ?-5 per squi
foot. As the dlepth is something like 160 feel
may be readily understood that this propel
was not.exactly given away.
It is hoped, of course, that the French min
ter will succeed in carryitig out his plan of hi
ing a legastioin building in this city which will
the property of his government. In the era
that he ii not able to find a house already bt
that suits him he may buy a site and erec1
home. In this connection it may be well
suggest that such a house would be most int
esting if in addition to its being the home
the representative of the French nation ati
American capital it should in its architectu
form rep-escnt the best expression of Fres
taste, if the house were thoroughly French
all its characteristics, standing as the type
the best in French architecture. I6 woufd
a source of instruction and informati
that is usually only available fori
uiitraveled at national expoitions. '1
building, occupied by foreign nations
the Chicago exposition are built by art
iteets native to the countries represented and
course are typical in character. Something
the same sort might weli be kept in mind wh
a foreign legation building is erseted in i
city. Instead of employinr American arcu
itects. as was done i the case of the Engli
and Mexican Iegaion buildings, the leadi
native architect would be given an opportuni
to represent his country by putting up a chi
acteristic building. No doubt it is a comj
meat to this countr when a foreign cound
selects an American Yarchitect to do its wol
but Independent of personal reasons the ogi
plan would result in giving more chpractsr
the Igatconbulli ertiny two
be collected not only the best esamples
American architecture, but of all foreign corn
tries owning a legation building.
T3U NEw ConCooan GaLLUSmT 3B5 LDINO.
Plans are being prepared for the new ball
ing for the Coreoran Art allery, which is to
ereted on the square now owned by tha el
pioration jiut west of the State, War and Na
Deparment beang, at New York avene a
17h street, A unber et architects have be
invited to enter a Himlte eelltion and I
ktreos will select the betdeignT
architects in this city whoareta the em=.k"
are Homnbkmwer & Marshal, W. Brese O
and l J. Ps. A dem etNew Y
archieets is als o the centst. It tsp
to' lerest abalding to est sheet @
ad it the prell..ari.as san be
is puebable that bai p reatie""s
.he..s.et.. be .slhat i:s..
Se hemsy 5f the ugesel des.
M4t aes Sestnsc e
-a 'sthluwnla
abmeet raireeds with Glen Ehe and probably
iGabi John bridge. 7T n and Rock
.ville railroad. whbeb now runto Bethsda. in
gaods to build a connectien with the Rock
Ceek railroad. e i along the line of
Bradleyn. It i ohle that arrangement
M will be made to auly the Giet Echo road with
power from the powar hoom of the Rock Creek
read me well as the Bethesda branch.
The Zoo braneh of the Rock Creek railroad
ha been completed and for the present car,
wil be run from Florida avenue and 18th street
to the Zoo. It is expected that the contina
tion of this road along IU seet to 7th street
will be completed gae time next mouth and
go than the Zoo cars will rus to 7th etreet.
-- aftats Laew TEAS yoT3r 13r wIrE.
he Within the past few days the budding in
er spector ha been called upon to baum permits
for the building of houses upon streets less than
forty feet wide. During the letter part of the
weak the Commissioners were called u to
R decide one of these cases, and the. did o by
requiring the owner to comnmence the dwelling
ite a ufficeient distance from the street to mabn
he the latter forty feet wide. The building in
- tor, however, is not satisfied with this ac
or , and he ham requested the Commissioners
to get an opinion from the attorney a to the
W& exact construction of the act of July 22, 1692.
Ye This act, it will be recalled. provides that no
re- dwelling house hereafter erected or placed in
any alley shall in any ase be placed ham than
twenty-ire feet back clear of the center line of
such alley, so as to give at least a thirty-foot
rk roadway and five feet on each side of such
a" roadway clear for a walk or footwar.
kot The only question to be decided is does the
met above cited contem plate street. lees than
ay forty feet wide. It is di4tinctly stated in the
at- act referred to that this wi-Itb applies to alles,
ge and the building inspector says he does not
rt. think that streets can be so considered. If it
ox- is decided that the law relates to streets it
Wet will work a great hardship. as there are a large
number of suburban streets that are not forty
an feet wide.
of TUR wxrxm' KaconD.
li, The record for last week'@ building opera
st. tions is a good one. The feature of the week
dm has been the number of permits tahen out for
>8t rows of small houses.
'41 During the week ending yesterdar permits
he were taken out for sixty i ht dwellings, ag
he gregating in cost 0215.475. ihis as divided
A among the several sections as follows:
at Northwest. 28 permits. @151.500; southwest.
ed 8 permits. $3.900; northeast. 8 permits. @24.
tal 300; southeast. 11 permits, 05,500; county, 18
of permits, 025,275.
ill There is a handsome improvement being made
ue from 2000 to 20a0 15th street northweet. A. B.
ne Hines is building there a row of six handsome
3n three-story brick and stone dwellings. Each
d- house will have a frontage of eighteen feet six
inches by a depth of forty-five feet and pro
ed vided with all modern improvements. The
de [email protected] will be of brick and stone relieved by
at square, octagonal and circular bay windows. J.
to W. Serrin is the builder.
an Ground has been broken for the erection of
)f a two-story and basement brick duelling at 916
of Maryland avenue northeast. The house will
re have all modern improvements and [email protected] front
he will be of pressed brick with a square ba win
e dow running two stories. Alexander Sciarper
3 is the owner and August Getz the builder.
th Waters & Thompson are adding a handsone
d- improvement to It^ing street. Georgetown. in
er the shape of four two-story and cellar brick
ny dwellings. The fronts will be of pressed brick,
Ite I with Hummelstown stone trimmings and each
be one will have a square bay win-low.
1*9 A row of seven two-story and cellar brick
he dwelling* is being erected on 4th street north
ed west by Edward J. Tolson. They number from
1615 to 1627 and are to be models of conven
ience, containing all modern improvements.
3f. C. Jackson is the builder.
nd The foundation is being laid for a handsome
three-story brown-stone dwelling at 1002 H
street northwest. Mrs. V. B. Stephen is the
Ie owner and Ed. Magee is building the house
he from plans prepared by C. M. McClure.
Pn Three magnificent brown-stone dwellings are
it now in course of construction at 1710, 1712 and
y. 1714 P street northwest. These houses are to
u- be models of completeness when finished and
all provided with the latest and best ideas of
,id modern improvement. Each house will have
*s a frontage of 21 feet by a depth of 70 feet. and
i square and circular bay windows alternately
ne will relieve the fronts. They will be heated by
a hot air. C. Mantz is the owner and builder anl
er J. S. Simmons is the architect.
y. George S. Cooper is building a row of si
he three-etory brick dwellings, from 633 to 648 4th
ed street northeast. J. H. Huntt is the builder.
It -Jno. Cooksey is building for himself a row
li of Ave t wo-story and basement brick dwellings,
Id from 1610 to 1618 let street northwest.
No Hebrew for Finnish Odeials.
Id From the London Daily News.
A somewhat singular case in now occupying
me the minds of officials in Findland. Every paper
entering the country has to pass official cen
a- *ore. and if deemed dangerous for the peace of
g- the land it is confiscated. A gentleman at Hel
ed singfors subdcribed some time since to a very
to peaceful periodical in the Hebrew language.
is The first copy reached the censors the other
k,, day. and these gentlemen not being able to
>n make out a word of what was said. simply con
ed fiscated the print as being "unfit for reading."
a The addressee, however, was not content with
id this. and has brought the matter before the
ed higher officials and before the Finnish public.
er . -
Prees Cycling Club of Boeton.
The new rooms of the Press Cycling Club of
be Boston, near the foot of Warren avenue, are in
to every way suited for the uses of a cycling club.
n. The building is detached. and in consequence
no privacy is assured. The basement affords ample
he room for the storage of wheels.
eOn Election Night.
re Fro Jutdc.
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75 -~V
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fi I'll be prepared for those scampa this time.
to Least year the judge said I hadn't any evidence.'
r-so he couldn't punish them. but I'll hv ro
of enough thin time for him."
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ag ''Say boys; let's take old Granady 'rabisy's
ty gte of ike we did last year, and p'ut at on the
Ii- "All right; l~e.
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of '4
i- Wr|ECL.A
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A CEURCU AxnuTmaim.
Dart siseetat tapel to moee a wsteoe- W
ts Them meew. Pr
L1 twranumrre wsirostr aTawmtxe oYn A
WoRK IN A CAR sTattLE-oOV. SVaPS..3Dp- fr
cLase-TE3 raEagwr UiLrmmit AD cow- et
Sunday school of the Gurley Memorial te
Presbyterian Church. Florida avenue near 7th
street, will be celebrated by special servieo. c
which will bo held tomorrow. Monday evening ,
there will be a reunion of friends of the church. w
Aid teache- and schAlars of the Sundar school. ti
b program in detail is as follows:
arr. a
11 amL-Review of quarter century by the 1i
pastor. Rev. Win. S. Miller. ri
3:0 p.m. --Address by 11er. Wm. Alvin Bart- b
ett, D. D. Reports of officers. &'. fa
7:0 p.,. -Judge Andrew 4'. Bradley will pre- f
dde. Addresses by Messrs. W. B. G arley and i
. A. Robbins. former superintendents; Mr.
As. H. Merwin, superintendent.
Mxi',taT. I'
730 to 8:30 P.m.- treetinge from other v4
yhureheq. Rev. T. S. Hamlin. lD.. presiding. Cf
8:0 to 10 p.m. - Reception by the teachers to C
former teachers, scholars and all friends of the il
This annive-vary occasion has been looked
!orward to with a great deal of interret h% thoae
who are or have been connected with this flour
Phing and prosperon church organization.
[ts history i4 one of peculiar siguidesnee a
showing the value of leraistent and faithful
Pfort along the lines of church work. From a
rery humble beginning this chttreh has grown
to be a power for goet in that section of the
ity and with its present equipment is able to
ceupy the field with efficiency.
In the fall of I67. just a quarter of a eeu
urv ago. a small party of friends met one even
ng at the residence, of the Rev. T. I. (turiev
)a I Street between 12th and 13th. Dr. 4-urle,.
is is well known, was one of the promineilt
ministers of the Presbyterian tiinomnatun
and for a long period he was 'astor of the
%ew York Avenie Chnrh. . any 'ill as
'ociate him with Abrahem T.tneoln. home
pastor he was and at whose funeral be officiated.
Ihe party met to considor ih. project of estab
isling a Sintoday ehol near th' intersection of
*th street northwest and Bouzi.ary.
The war had recently cloq-ed: tim. great car
Llry camp on Howard University Hall as it is
--- th
THE NEW Clitats. 01
low known had been abandoned, and the great
war hospitals so numerous jut north of the
!ity were gradually disappearing. Near the w
lorthern terminus of 7th street there was a
ittle group of houses, but for a long time after
not of the eurrounding territory was devoted
to market gardens, and the plans of Gor. Shep
ierd had not yet redeemed "the marshes."
It was decided to undertake the work. the
ieighborhood was canvassed for scholars and a
lack room iin the second storv of what is now
o. 1825 7th st-eet northwest rented. The V
louse wan then occupied by Mr. Keorer as a
)umpmaker's shon. The school was opened be
he first Sunday in November < i.e.. the 3d i by a C
lartr of nineteen teach-rs front the New York
krenue Church. with Mr. Benjamin F. Winlowb
ts their leader and surerintetident. The num- th
ier of scholars was about sixty. The region 1 ha
acluded not only some noble. refined Christian co
nen and women, but al-o some rtetty rough
specimens of boys. Th! ideal6 of :h', itter were
nuch more nearly met by a cowboy thean by a
Christian gentleman. en
- se
'I ho
THE OL1 Cit'nei.
They were in for a frolic on every possible sti
ceas.in and the rough prantks of this element of
made life ahlnost unbearatfe to the teachers ril
antil suffcient time had elaps.ed to allow kind- he
'teas and refint nent to bring forth their t
aatural fruit in more orderly conduct, bi
A few weeks late~r through the kindness of ~
hr. George Gideon, p'resideint of the Washing- th
on and Glergetown street railrontzl. the .,chool,
tas granted the use of a good-sized r'oom in *T
he second story of the car atabl. which the-n tie
tood at the southeast corner of 7th street and"
Boundary. itere, a'nid the flies and odors of ~
he stable, with prayer and hymn punctuated K'
yv the noised of horses and men, they remained ta
or about two 'tears, of
Alter a few' wecks Mr. Winslow. one of the th
~entles: and kindest of men, but c hose health
s-as poor, was succeed'!d in the superintendenere lia
yMr. H. C. Stadleyt. now toller of the Soci-tr
or havings at Cleveland. Ohio. About this
tme Alexander R. Shepherd, the governor of "
the District. vi-itedi the school one afternoon bil
and tried the experient of tesching a class of fo'
troublesome boys. The organizer of the aes..
lem of improvements which has made Wabh- e
Ington the moat attractive city of the land waso
Iistinguished as a man of indomaitable energy,
lut he found he had on his hands that after
loon about the largest contract he bad ever
andartaken. His ability td' reclaim the waste
ireas of the city was undeniable. but his ability th
to reclaim that httle gronp of its young citi- w
lens was at least que.stionable. He'signalhzed
his visit bg presenting each boy of the clamss
with a Bible and showed his appreciation of the~ we
haithfnl and heroie work which was being done "1l
by the ereetion at his own expense of a frame' It
hapel on the northwest corner of 7th andI W
Bonary streets, on the site now occupied by W
Eoss' drug store- cAPE lna
The chapel was dedicated January 9. 1879.
Lhe seron. on the occasion was preached by .
he Bev. 88. MiEtchell, who on the death of Dr. W
lurley had become pastor of the New York Ave
tue Church. 'The Rtev.Oeo.A.liall.genieral secew
lary ofthe Y. M.C. A.. alsotook jrt. On the fin
semoval of Mr. Studley to Cdevat-d Mr. Was.
L Gurley, a ean of Riev. Dr. tirley, al thoh
Ipits a 7o0rng man, became serintendeunt.
a today one of our pr-ominn.. aa- men, a
ilder in the New York Avenue Church and has
seen for several years the energetie presdet
if the!Y. M. C. A.
By this time the little hand thoe t it the
*eamn=s a ehureh, and om the 10c of AurA,
1972, the lireshytery of Washington city orgm
nod a church of seven msembers, with lavid A.
geNair and J. darZug as elders. The Bev.
Em. E. Lo dwhohadhbeen rnhea h
lmpel ine. J y 1 praoe-Ma&Pfwas Gen
snter. Mr. oanhaving besa ea~ed to (r
id, Pl., hise tmeas ermn Jety A, 374
after taiw eeiv sheet forty perems ame
mghIemini. s new paSter et the
Pghern atPrimasam Anne, en the
ainer shore of Maryland. Es wa miA mi
1e. . N. Rmee, -ew of Bees Barer,
,.horeaieda B Oi ie4
dI.Teameeheense m
og omhebed it ws aedes to hugEresa
msessee ~
east~ , ein Qtd aseen
apd, even after -a mg e Ie S a
in at. As some was empesit to
euriag the based grnd It was sedn too*
veat loration of the areh. an FWhlea
enoe about a square eas of 7th steset, whse
lot within the present 1A Irst Park I ..a....
%% purchased from Howard ruiverstg,. ia
40 a brick chu-eh was erected by - ibeei ne
n New lork Avenus Chureh wi"h as At
we room sating aobet a and additeed
om. for elsases. Mr. Wm. Obempaoa, Gen.
McD. McCook. WO. BalltotTa. Dw"IMe
rLAnd and N. A. Robbins were the
imattee and Mr. J. R. Metiall was thu
et. 'ne erection of so large a building mA
far froem any largw body 4 populatao eM
Inde ned b. aiant, as a needless
thers maintained that the city grw
it to it. The building coat ab6et g06 U. Ut
hic 01.W was raised through a 1air held far
ree night ain the naflumbed aedlenre OMs.
>on after this the New. Ward IietbAter
wam,- the minaiter at the etek and
I the sers ace of the eburch ews ened o0,
it new nebers were received into and ear.
,.1 on the rolls of the New York ATena.
1aurch. A rert considerable cngsgat9en ws
lilt V. but on account of sickness in him
mil . . itatchelor was odagd to seAs da
rent climate and treigned.4He died Gnddenly
Mexico some two or three rears since wh-de
a a scicutific eipedation for tie groleakel ar
'y. .Rev. IL H. Flemting was called rom the
reabyterian t'ureb at Wondstock. Va.. in We
anber. le*4. but after a few mointh. be ac
'pted a call to the old and eouridbifg mtoemi4
aurch at 1.ynchburg. Va.. where be OWM to
bins. He preached has Last sermon in Wash
gtou August 14. 1"-,. but still retnias his is
reat in his former charge and is e a i"teW -
sent tisitor.
art. w. s. atLt~tea.
An interval of several months fellowed. 6
iuary 22. 10*. the present pester. Rey. WU
i %ydney Miller. took charge of the wist.
ife 4unda achool had never easud to grow.
l ti building which eight years peeriosely
d been ihk-d on as too larg.. for ea is
lure use was now too eiall to condenabW
>1d the mcmbers in attendance. It was d*
led to build an addition of greeter asating
pacitv than the original edife. and mose
ound was bought. lIanis. whach for thper
we are not sursaied in the eity. were seured
d the new building de-diated free from deb
January IS, lIW. I he interior of the or0
.I building was remodeled. the whole being
rown antot one room. It was resented and we
rnieh.d at a total cowt. including additio"e
onnd. of about 010.200. Fvery east in th0
wbnildiingwassocnoccupied. Onemrafter
e arrnmal of Mr. Milers noaw Gutrletmer'ma
-e-byterian Church was organiAed with 10
Lnilbers. of which 19 lwerediswaissed bya sig
tter from the New York Avenue Chureh.
-twithosanding this heav loss at the end of
.e year the nother church %a able to report
at it had nearly regained it- former member
ir. Since that date the turley hureb ba
ubted its membership. A very recent aeve
owing much forethought and guneremity an
e vart of all. and especially on the af
ie of the trustees. has been the -- e of
*10 %quare feet of ground adjoing the
trch on the east. Tkis secures air aid light
.d apace on which to erect a large cheurc
senever in the future it may be ne-essary.
nie December 14. llb%-. Mr. C. IL Merwin his
on superintendent of the itunday sehel.
aStreange Eatetien oet a ngiem f Mv
Od Westh oste.
oM the Wilistaarton Msownswr.
rwo gentiemen of Wilmington, who boe
en down in Shallotte townmbip. Bro1iA
unty. :bout Afty-lve mike from aft oy
ing the news that there is moek aem in
it township over a rattlesnake plagoo. The.e
a been very little ran in h auss so f
Mtiy and a bay in the vicinity of Mr. Tefs
* Smith's plaee has e-eme alamen &y.
us bay is infested with the meedtr same
akes so peenliar to this suction. and they bhe
me out of the bay and crawled ae M
e neighborhood.
Within the past witty days ee agrees
d one white woman have been hittsn iam
lied by these venemous reptles. besides
ores of horses and cattle. Er. I. C. @mith
it a fine utle a few days ago, and many dogs
se alo been killed by the bite of the Stter.
W sniakes crawl into the re-san=e is many
stances aid many have been killed in and
der the cabins of the esgres. Th whtwe
maan who wa. bitten heard a alse in her
use ant got up to see what it was and was
ttea as soon as ebe got on the oer. 11 die
terrible agony within a few hours. The
ality anmong cattle is cspecially great, end the
ople hae to keep their cows peoned up at
me to prevent them from grating 0 the
rd'rs otfthe bar.
A nutnber of persos have bee-me So
icken ad msosed away fromn thecid
the bay. which i.snear the Waeama-s
rer. People who drive along the rend s
ar the wicked singing of the sashes' nalss an
e grass and busjhes, and meaw large smaks
te been killed in the roads. 'Tbe informant.,
the .M. a nypr drove along a portion ot the
ad near the bay- spoken of and they bae
reral jak', rattling as ther vehicles asnrel
em from their lair.
,Some of the snakes in this sectis aseof
"rmo us size. anad the Ilve-Eeaoedadt ret
r. kiih-d two miles trama time city a day er twa
o. is a pigmy aloit ide of some o ethGem
Alltie reptiles. stotd hy th Sw.
nitlemen is true in every respect. eseept that
ey c'annot vouch for a statement maer by eae
the residents that a huge rattler with aty
ce rattles and a button eas killed these
e day. ago. 1his was told to them by a S.
ble man,. and af this in tree this as the oldEst
ske ever heard of in this part of the coumy.
statesmnt. howerer. that four puerse.. se
ibers of horses, enttle and dogs hare bean
ten n nd killed is abcolutsdv trues and veed
r. and there is no diasculty in -e e~It
en everybody know. what ensrmem
hes ate often killed eien within a e
Meer Gaine Wild. Wee steme.
am the Dlublin ligaro.
l1bs O=slanac fleisy was a litsry estesinb
I Irish capital. Dr. Wild. (aftereed Mb
ilis= eas a msember of the Osaias an be
s one day talking with John O'Ddy es
erk which the eociewa aboep0s s
he Adrentares of Ocar et the Flery fie'
ide. thinking and thng eli day ahm
mee the infant shoeld be Ils d.y
meaulted O'Duf-y upon the po5Ies,
0 answer, -Why net call him 'Osareth
ry FlaiL."Aaduech is midinbs be bWe
fi atnMc story of the ing d Mr. M
Moders etyta.
am the Fassesnde Statter.

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