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Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.
Tralna leate from Pennsylvania Station.
S no P.M. DAILY?Cincinnati and St. Louis Spe
ri.il Solid train for Cincinnati. Pullman Sleeper*
to Cincinnati, Islington, Loulaville, Indianapolis
mi.l St. Ix>u!s without change. Connection for Vlr>
giiila I lot Spring*. Dining Car. Parlor Cars Cln
i!nti?ll to Chicago. ?
11:10 P.M. DAILT-F. F. V. I,iml ted-Solid train
fur Cincinnati, Pullman Slwj>ers to Cincinnati,
Islington and UmlsTille without change. Oom
|i.'trtment Sleeper to Virginia Hot Springs Tuesdays
and Saturdays. Dining Car Sleeper* Cincinnati to
t'hlcaco and St. Liuls. ,
10:51 A.M. EX. SUNDAY?Washington and Old
Point Spc< lal iesa th?n 5"Vhour train to Old Point
Comfort, via Richmond. Only all-rail route.
Reservation nnd tickets at Chesapeake and Ohio
<>tUi e, 513 l'enusylvanla avenue; 009 Fourteenth
?'ret, near F. and at the station. Telephone call.
Main 1411, for Pennsylvania Kailroad Cab service.
Telephone Main lOtifl. Ceneral Passenger Agent.
Schedule corrected to January 9. 10?'2.
Trains leave fruni Pennsylvania Station.
SMU a.m. Daily. Local for Harrisonburg. War
tcnton. Charlotte and way stations
10:51 a.in. dally. Washington. Richmond and
1'iorida Limited Flrat-cltisn ctmch and drawing
io<.m sleeper to Jacksonville. Dining car service.
11:15 a.m. Dally. United States Fast Mall.
Flrst-da** coaches and drawlng-reom sleeper to
New Orleans. Dining car service.
11:37 a.m. Dally. Local for Warrrnton and Char
??:"1 Week Days. Local for Harrisonburg
ami nay stations on Manassas branch.
4:."rt p.m. Dally. Local for Warrenton and Char
1 ittesrille.
6:35 p.m. Week Days. "The Southern's Palm
Limited." All Pullman train -Sett lork uud Wasu
ington to Alkon, Augusta and St. Augustine. Fla..
4 imposed of club, compartment, drawiug room and
Enervation cars. Dining car service.
0:50 p.m. Daily. Washington and Chattanooga
Limited tVin Lynchburg). First-class coach and
Bleeping car to Roanoke, Chattanooga and Mem
phis; sleeper to New Orleans. Dlnlne car service.
? :50 p.m. Dally. New York and Atlanta Ex
press. First-class coach nnd sleeper to Atlanta;
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sunset Route
Tourist sleeper Washington to San Francisco. Pull
man buffet service.
!?:55 p.m. Daily. New York and Florida Express.
First-class coach snd slee|?er to Savannah, Jack
sonville and Port Tampa; sleeper to Summervllle,
Charleston. Augusta and to Thouiasvllle. Ga.. and
connection for Aiken. Dining car service.
lo;45 p.m. l?ally. Washington and Southwestern
Limited. A11 Pullman train, club and observation
<ars to Atlanta and Macon; sleepers to Nashville.
Atlanta. Macon. Memphis. New Orleans. Trl-week
1 to Pirn-hurst. N. <\. Mondays. Wednesdays and
Fridays. Dining car service.
leave Washington 9:01 a.m. ilally. 1:00 p.m.,
4:35 p.m. and 4:4!) p.m. week days, ami 0:25 p.m.
Sundays only fur Bliiemont, and 0:25 p.m. week
?l:iys. nud ll:4o p.m., theater train. Mondays. Wed
nesdays and Saturdays for I?eesburg.
Through tralus from the South arrive Washing
ton 6:42 a.m.. 0:52 a.m.. 7:35 a.m., 10:15 a.m.
?tally except Mondays. 2:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and
p in. daily. Local trains from Ilarrlsoiiburg.
11:37 n m. week days and 9:40 p.in. dally. From
Charlottesville, 8:28 a.m. aud 9:40 p.m. dally.
Ti.-ket*. sleeping car reservations and detailed
Information can be had at ticket offices. 705 15th
ST., 511 Pennsylvania ave. and Pennsylvania Sta
tion. Baggage checked through from hotels and
?Phone Main 1441. P. R. R. Cab Service.
FRANK S. CANNON', 3d V. P. and Gen. Mgr.
S. H. HAROWICK. General Pass'r Agent.
L. S. BROWN. General Agent.
7 :5o A.M. dally. PITTSBURG EXrRESS.-rarlor
and Dining Cars Harrisburg to Pittsburg.
Pullman Sleeping. Dining, Smoking and Observa
tion Cars Harrisburg to Chicago, Cincinnati, In
dianapolis, St. I<ouis, Cleveland and Toledo.
Buffet I'arlor Car to Harrisburg.
10:50 A.M. daily. FAST LLNE.-rullman Buffet
I'arlor Car to Ilarrlsburg. Buffet Parlor Car Har.
risbiirg to Pittsburg.
PRESS.?Sleeping Car Washington to St. lx>uls
and Sleeping and Dining Car* Harrisburg to In
dianapolis, St. Louis. Louisville (via Cincinnati)
and Chicago.
7:15 P.M. daily. ST. LOUIS EXPRESS.-Pullman
Sleeping Car Harrisburg to St. Louis.
1 45 P.M. dally. WESTERN EXPRESS.-Pullman
Sleeping Car to Tlttsburg and Chicago. Dining
Cur to Chicago.
EXPRESS.?Pullman Sleeping Car* Washington to
Pittsl>urg, aud Harrisburg to Cleveland and Cln
i lBDatl. Dining Car.
10:40 P.M. daily. PACIFIC EXPRESS ?Pullman
Sleeping Car to Pittsburg.
7 -o A M daily BUFFALO DAY EXPRESS, with
tl:rough Parlor Car, Dining Car and Coaches to
Buffalo, via Emporium Junction.
T So A M. for Kane, Canandaigua, Rochester aud
Niagara Falls dally except Sunday.
J( 5?? A.M. for Elmlra and Renovo daily except
jMindav. For W llllamsi>ort daily. 3:30 P.M.
with through Buffet Sleeping Car and Coaches to
Buffalo, via Emporium Junction.
7 45 P.M. dully for Erie; for Rochester, Buffalo
and Niagara Falls dally except Saturday, with
Sleeping Car Washington to Rochester.
10:40 P.M. for Erie, Canaudaigua. Rochester, Buf
falo aud Niagara Falls daily. Pullman Sleeping
tar Washington to Rochester Saturdaya only.
4:00 P.M.,"Congressional Limited,"
Daily for New York, all Parlor Cars, with Din
ing Car from Baltimore.
1-or Philadelphia, New York and the
Fxpress, 7:00 (Dining Car). 7:57 (Dining Car),
l?:0o 10:00 (Dining Car), 10:25 and 11:00 (Dining
4'sr from Wilmington) A.M., 12:45, 3:15, 4:50
tl>in!ng Car from Baltimore), 6:50. 10:00 P.M..
12:10 night On Suudays. 7:00 (Dining Car), 7:57
11>lnlng Car). 9:00. 10:25, 11:00 (Dining Car
from Wilmington) A M.. 12:15, 3:15. 4:50 (Olning
t sr from Baltimore). 6:50. 10:00 P M, 12:10
night. For Philadelphia only. Express. 7:45 A.M.,
12:15 P.M. week-days. 2;ul, 4:10 and 5:40 P.M.
l or Boston, without change. 7:45 A.M. week-days
and 4:50 P.M. dally.
For Baltimore, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 7:50, 7:57, 9:00,
10:00, 10:23. 10:60, 11:00 A.M.. 12:15, 12:45,
1:2H, 2:01, 3:15, 3:30 (4:00 Limited), 4:10, 4:20,
4 33, 4:50, 5:40, 6:15. 6:50, 7:15, 7:45, 10:00,
l0:4o, 11:35 P.M. and 12:10 night. On Sundays,
7:00. 7:5?>. 7:57, 9:00. 9:05, 10:26. 10:50. 11:00
A.M.. 12:15, 1:15, 2:01, 3:15, 8:80 (4:00 Limited),
4:10. 4:20, 4:50, 5:40, 8:15, 6:50, 7:15, 7;45,
10:00. 10:40 T.M. and 12:10 night.
for Pope's Creek Line, 7:45 A.M. and 4:33 P.M.
F.r Annapolis, 7:00, 9:00 A.M., 12:15 and 5:40
P.M. weekdays. Sundays, 9:00 A.M. aud 5:40
Ticket cfllces, comer Fifteenth and G atreets,
ar.d at the station. Sixth and B atreeta, where
order* can be left for the checking of baggago to
destination from hotels and residence*.
Telephone call "1441" for Pennsylvania Railroad
Cab Service.
General Manager. General Passenger Agent.
Leave Washington, New Jersey ave. and C at.
* htcago and Northwest. *10:45 a.m., *6:20 p.m.
Cincinnati, St. Louts and Louisville, *10:06 a.m.,
?3-45 ? 111.. *1:10 night.
Pittsburg and Cleveland. *10:45 a.m., *8:30 p.m.
?ud *l:WO uight.
4 vluiubui* and Wheeling, 6:20 p.m.
Winchester. t8:3? a.m., f3:45 aud f3:30 p.m.
IfUrav, *3:40 p. is.
Aunapolii. f7:15. ?8:30, 18:35, fll:55 a.m., *5:35
ti ni
Frederick, t8:35, |0:00, tl0:45 a.m., ?1:15, t*:3?.
10:2?> p.m.
llagcr.town, 110:06 a.m. and f3:30 p.m.
Boyd and way points, t8:35. |9:00 a.m., (1:15,
Ifeao. >5 30. (10:15, til:30 p.m.
fclUisisbmx and way points, t8:35, |0:00 a.m..,
t'2:3u ?1:15, t3:00, 14:30, *5:00. t6:30.
17:20, flo:15. tll:30 p.m.
Washington Junction and way points, t8:35. (9:00
a.m.. 11:15, 4:30, t6:30 p.m.
Baltimore, week daya, x3:00, 5:00, 6:30, xT:0S,
*7:15, xH:30, 8:35, x9:30, *10:00, 11:55 a.m.,
al-J .'M noon, al :35. *3:00, x4.00. x4:30. 4:35. a5:0ft,
*5:35. xti:20, 6:30. *!>:00, xl0:0o, xll:30. 11:35 p.m.
MundavH. x3:<J0, x7:0f>, x7:15. 8:30, xt):00 a.m.,
*12 30. 1:13, x3:00, xS:30, x5:06. z5:33, 6:30,
*S.00, *!0:00, xll :30, xll:35 p.m.
All traiaa Illuminated with Plntach liaht.
Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and
the east. *3.-00, *TrOo (diner), tS:30 ibuffet), 19:00
4dln-r). 110sOO (diner) a.m.. *12:30 (diner). *B;M
4 'Royal Lliu'ted," diner), t4:?> (buffet). *6:08
(dL-ier), '8:00 and *11:30 p.m. (Sleeping car opea
at 10:00 o'chx-k).
l*itllman cars on all day trains.
Atlantic City, *18^0 noon.
?Dally. t Except 8uaday. (Sunday only,
xskpreaa train*.
for "and chacked trem hotels a ad
aJrtdeRea by U^lon Tranaf* Co. tm order.i left at
?1Q Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
fcw aveaoa and 15th at teat and at atatloo.. I
TOronirh Pnllnian Sleeperjto Jacksonville con
necting at Hamlet with Pullman Sleeper to At*
-'rv FIJI. AND metropolitan limited
DAILY?Solid Train to St. Auffustlne. PullnaB
Draw ln? Room, Compartment. Obaervation and
Dining Cars. Also l<?11ioan Sleeper to Atlanta.
Pullman Sleeper Ttiesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days t<> Southern Pine* (Plnehurat). Tbeae tialw
offer excellent schedules to Petersburg, iUWjieh.
Hcuthern Pines (Plnehurat). Camden. Colombia.
Savannah, Jacksonville and all Florida points,
Charlotte. Athena. Atlanta. New Orleana Chatta
nooga, Nashville, all points west and southwest.
4:30 A.M. DAILY. DOCAL-To Petenbors. Ra
leigh. Southern Pines (Plnehurat), Hamlet and
Intermediate points.
Offlce: 1421 Penn. are.
Gen. Tass. Agt. Gen. Agt.
The Quaint Old House Still Standing
Near West Hartford.
Fr"m the Connecticut F?rmer.
The old house is still standing one mile
south of West Hartford, on the Newing
ton road, in which, in 1758, was born Amer
ica's great lexicographer. His father, a
descendant In the fourth generation from
John Webster, who previous to 1G?0 was
governor of Connecticut, was militia cap
tain in the time of the revolution, and the
son. who had already begun the studies
which were to lit him for his toil as a lin
guist. abandoned them for a time and
served in his father's company.
The house of the Websters is on the
side of the way, and, "fronting sunrise
and the city of Hartford, commands a fine
view of the surrounding country, it is
shaded by maples and an elm, which lat*?r
tree, as the easily believed tradition runs,
was planted by Capt. Webster when his
scholar-son was a boy. The house stands
with the side to the street, and the front
door, In keeping with the style in vogue or
yore, is ornamented with a knocker. Two
stories high in front, the house has two
large front rooms on the first fioor, one on
each side of the front entry. In keeping
with the old style, these rooms show the
large sheathed beams lower than the plas
tered ceiling. In the story above are two
bed rooms corresponding to the square
room below.
The back of the house is but one story
high the roof sloping down unbroken from
the ridge. A huge chimney in the center of
the house affords three fireplaces, one for
each of the front rooms and one for a large
?oom on the west side of the house. This
latter was the "living room" of the web
sters. North of it is a pantry and south of
it a sleeping room. Projecting to the west
ward is an "IV in which there is another
large chimney with the fireplace and brick
oven that was considered indispensable to
the kitchen of old-time housekeepers. The
traditions do not mention which room of
the Webster house it was in which the
country's dictionary maker was born, nor
do they give tlie exact date of the death of
his father, Capt. Webster, nor the time
when the farm passed from the ebsters
to other hands.
The encyclopaedias say that Dr. Webster
was born in Hartford, which statement was
true, for Hartford once Included the terri
tory which is now West Hartford. The i
highway on which the Webster house
stands is one of the finest for a drive to be ]
found in the state of Connecticut. Though ;
a valley road, it is for some of the distance
so far above the lands on either side as to
give the traveler a fine view of the land
scape for miles around. It Is a wide way. \
and one that was laid out when people
liked room and had it.
A School in Nakhl.
From the Geographical Journal.
L>uring my stay at Nakhl I visited some
of the schools, of which there are five
here, and saw the children Imbibing in
struction in the usual Moslem style, repeat- j
ing aloud sentences of the Koran or rules
of grammar read out by the mollah. They j
attend in the morning,* and may be seen at :
an early hour hurrying to school, boys and
girls together, some with a "minfa" or
wooden Koran stand on their heads, some
with a painted board or camel shoulder
blade, on which they learn to write, under
their arm. The instruction given is of a very
elementary character ? reading, writing,
Arabic grammar, the Koran and a little
arithmetic being the only subjects. Hut
the boys of the learned and wealthy are
often educated at home by a moilah ana
advanced further. The lack of method is
partly compensated for by the precocity
and tenacity of memory shown by the
boys. Nakhl deserves attention for the
comparatively advanced state of education
among the people, there being a larger
proportion of persons in this town able to
read and write than in any other in Oman, j
There is a good number also of profes
sional scribes. Books, consequently, are
not so scarce here as elsewhere. The
higher position of learning here is attrib
uted to the influence of the Persians, who
occupied this part of the country during
the time of Nadir Shah.
? ? ? .
The Friar Question.
From the Manila Times.
From the incident which has just occur,
red in Iba, Zambales, it Is evident that the
bitter feeling prevailing against the friars
in many of the provinces Is In no whit de
creasing with the lapse of time. The hatred
of generations, though not given such fierce
expression as three years ago, is still dom
inant, and manifests itself in more specific
but n<m*- the less aggressive form. Appar
ently there can be no truce between the
Filipinos and the friars. One or the other
must go. The one must he the friar.
The incident in question gathers an
added interest from the fact that the friars
were sent upon the reque?t of the people
to the archbishop for a spiritual adviser.
It is to be deduced, therefore, that the j
archbishop still refuses to see the error of
his ways and that of the friars. It looks
a* if they were determined to stand or fall
together. This policy on the part of the
archbishop is most dangerous, and must
surely hasten the end which it is believed
awaits the Spanish orders In these islands, j
In spite of the opinion of some of the more
conservative Filipinos, to the effect that the 1
issriie at st.'ike i? purely a religious one, the
questions involved cannot be disguised.
They stand clearly forth as matters of
state, to be dealt with by the government.
So long as the friars remain in this arc?hl
pelago the peace of the islands is threaten
ed and the work of pacification and recon
struction is affected. More than ever, it is
becoming apparent that the friars must go.
German Monks in Italy.
From the Tablet.
In 1?*> a German Franciscan friar. Father
Bernard Joseph DoBbing, was elected bish
op of the ancient uniteel sees of Sutri and
Nepi. The story of his coming thither is a
remarkable one. It was in the times of the
Kulturkampf in Germany that a certain
number of Franciscans, driven out of their
own country, took refuge in Italy, and pur
chased, a few m!les out of Rome, an aban
doned old sanctuary, Sant* Ella, near Nepi.
Father Dobbing was their superior. Through
their restless energy and untiring zeal the
German friars soon brought back the
ancient place of pilgrimage to Its former
celebrity. The church was restored and
decorated, new buildings were erected, di
vine worship was carried out with fitting
dignity and splendor, the fathers toiled in
the confessional, in the pulpit, by m'sslons
and retreats, so that their convent became
a focus of religion and sanctity for the
entire district. Their superior is now bishop
of the diocese, and is exceedingly beloved
by his Italian flock.
Origin of the Polka.
from Cass--11' .* Magazine.
The polka Is the natural dance for the
feet of the people. Take in evidence Its
origin?a Bohemian peasant girl was seen
dancing "out of her own head," extempor
izing from the sheer joy of her heart song,
tune and steps. This she did on a Sunday
afternoon in Elbeleinltz, and an artist, one
Josef Neruda, who spied her, made a note
of all he saw. The people of the town
adopted the dance and called it the pulka,
half-step. In lf?5 it reached Prague, and
Vienna In 1H40. thence it spread rapidly
through Europe. When M. Cellarlus intro
duced It to the Parisians we hear that all
else gave way before "the all-absorbing
pursuit, the polka, which embraces In its
Sialltles the Intimacy of the waltz with
? vivacity of the Irish jig" With be
coming gravity the Illustrated London
News reported the first drawing room polka
danced at Almack's. and followed this up
on May II. 1844. with a description of the
five figures, adding that those who wished
to shine shffiiV1 dance the whole.
The Annual Encampment of
Potomac Department.
Reports Show Total Membership and
Amount Expended in Charity
Civil Service Commended.
Commander Israel W. Stone presided at
the opening session of the thirty-fourth an
nual encampment of the Department of tho
Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic, at
Grand Army Hall, last evening. Repre
sesentatlves from eleven posts were present.
Among the distinguished guests were Judge
Ell Torrance, commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, and members
of his staff, and General Leo Rassieur and
General William Warner, past commanders
in-chief of the order.
Officers for the ensuing year were nomi
nated as follows: Department commander,
F. F. Bingham, Post No. 3; senior vice
commander. Ivory G. Kimball, Post No. 8,
junior vice commander, Abram Hart, Post
No. 2; chaplain, Rev. H. 8. Stevens, Post
No. 5; medical director, Dr. Thomas Cal
ver, Post No. 7. , ..
Commander Stone, in his annual address,
said the loss in membership had been prac
tically stopped. He cited the report of the
assistant adjutant general showing a de
crease of but ten members In good standing
during the year, which he considered most
gratifying, because of the uniformly heavy
loss for several years previous. He said,
however, that the suspended list was much
too large.
Parade Incident Recalled*
Referring to the last inaugural parade,
Commander Stone said:
"An attempt was made by the grand
marshal of the inaugural parade on March
4 last to relegate the veterans to the rear,
but believing that we should be accorded
the very post of honor in the ceremonies at
tending the second inauguration of our
comrade, William McKinley. jus President
of the republic our valor had saved, aNd
knowing the feelings of our comrade who
was to bo thus honored, a determined stand
was taken under the leadership of that gal
lant soldier. General Daniel E. S ckles, who
was to lead the veterans upon that occa
sion, in opposition to the position assigned
us. and although your commander was in
charge of the great body of veterans who
were to participate, much credit for the
outcome is due to Comrade R. O. D>ren
forth, commander-in-ch.ef of the U"1(Jn
Veterans' Union, and Comrade J. Edwin
Browne, in command of the Union \ eteran
I,tgion, for the determined and. fortunately,
united stand taken against marching in the
position assigned the veteran d-vslon.
When It had finally been determined that
we would not participate, the President
himself directed that we should become his
escort from the White House to the Capi
tol. and although the grand marshal1 had
planned otherwise, and had des gnated the
Cadet Corps from West Point and An
napolis for that particular duty, the Presi
dent Is reported to have said that he
would rather every armed and uniformed
soldier who had been brought here for the
occasion should be ordered out of the city
than that his comrades of the Grand Army
of the Republic should not be with blm.
This settled the question, and the grand
marshal, who at first refused, Issued the
order according to us our proper position?
the post of honor.
"Some complaint." he said, "is made by
unthinking persons becauso the civil ser
vice rules stand In the way of giving posi
tions to a few veterans, but I unde.take to
say that the civil service rules, so far as
thev affect veterans, are most liberal, and
were It not for the protection afforded by
these rules very many of our comrades
would not be holding the lucrative positions
they do under the government: so that in
stead of criticising the civil service let us
be thankful for the benefits it bestows upon
the thousands of our comrades and their
widows and orphans In the employ of the
Sons of Veterans.
"The comrades In this department have
frequently expressed their Interest in the
organization of the Sons of \ e-terans, but
of late the activity seems to have lagged.
There Is no good reason why there are not
some of the largest and best camps of the
sons within the order in this city. We
have the material for this, and It only
needs an active, earnest and continu
ous effort ou the part of the Grand
Army to build them up. This patriotic or
ganization is built upon non-political and
non-sectarian lines, and with their cardinal
principles of friendship, charity and loyal
ty ought to be strong everywhere through
out the country. They are needed as con
servators of the peace, and with an or
ganization 500.000 Btrong what a power for
good and an anchor of safety to the re
public they would be.
"They are our sons, born in tne perilous
times of war. and have partaken, in the
fullest degree, of that spirit of loyalty to
country which permeated our breasts when
treason stalked abroad in this land of
ours I hope the committee which I have
appointed will devise some way in which
this department can aid in formulating a
plan for closer relations and that we can
help to build up the organization. Let us
do our part and success is assured.
Facts of History.
"The persistent efforts," said Commander
Stone, "continually being put forth to ob
scure the facts of history in regard to tho
great war for the Union call for a vigorous
protest from those of us who fought the
war. In this locality particularly efforts
are made to designate It as the civil war'
and the "war between the states,' when the
facts are that It was not only a gigantic
rebellion, but the official designation Is "the
war of the rebellion.' Twenty years from
now our school children will be wondering
who were right In the 'civil war,' while if
they know It as the 'war of the rebellion,'
thev will know by Intuition that there were
rebels, and there could be no question
about who were right and who were wrong.
The boys In blue saved the Union establish
ed by our fathers, and In doing this freed
a race, made this tue greatest nation on
earth, protected our misguided southern
brothers from themselves and permitted
them to come back and enjoy all the bene
fits and blessings we had preserved for our
selves; but now we cannot afford to per
mit them or any one else to obscure the
fact that the Union soldier was eternally
right and that the rebel soldier was eternal
ly wrong."
The Annual Reports.
The report of the assistant adjutant gen
eral showed that at the close of the year
there were 17 posts In good standing, hav
ing a membership of 2,325. There was a
total gain during the year of 192. The total
loss from different causes was 202, making
a net loss of membership of 10. There was
expended in charity by posts $1,074.68; in
charity by department, 1877.14. The assist
ant quartermaster general's report showed
a cash balance on December 31 of $2,644.53.
The report of the employment committee
commended the action of President Roosevelt
on his stand taken in behalf of the veterans,
both In his first message to Congress and in
a recent executive order. "Because of
these kind and earnest words," the report
said, "?? ought to take the President to
mean what he says, and unless these evl
I dences of his appreciation of our services
during the war of the rebellion, and his In
tention to have the veterans given the pref
erence In appointments to, and retention in,
the civil service are shown to be meaning
less, they should stand as his thought and
purpose, as well as according to him due
credit therefor."
The Work of Relief.
The relief committee In its report asks
that the encampment allow $900 for the use
of the committee during the coming year.
In the annual appropriation for the War
Department is Included a small sum foi
the burial of Indigent soldiers of the wa>
I of the rebellion who die and are burled is
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the District of Columbia. Every bill pre
sented under said act cAmes to the relief
committee for repdrt aria recommendation,
as the depot quartermaster will par the
same only after it ftas investigated and ap
proved it. Each biMl 1st (referred to a sub
committee for esaflplnatyon. and a full re
port In writing to made thereon, showing
not only the time >f.nd place of death and
burial, but all the facta in relation to his
family, property, ipsurajjce, pension, etc.,
necessary to enable the War Department to
determine Its legality*. secure the neces
sary facts often require^ many days' work,
long trips and much correspondence. This
is done faithfully And conscientiously by
each member of th? ?ortunittee.
The law under which these payments are
made ought. In the opinion of the commit
tee, to be changed. At present It limits
the amount to be pafd fcr each funeral to
$40; this sum ought to be Increased to at
least f45. The cheapest coffin costs $25; a
hearse to Arlington, $8, and each carriage,
$5, so that to bring the expense within the
limit but one carriage can be used. This
necessarily limits the attendance, so that
if there are friends who want to go to the
cemetery the officers of the Grand Army
would have to omit the service at the grave,
or, if they went, the friends would have no
place in the procession. The law ought to
allow at least two carriages, for surely the
services of each dead soldier warrant the
expenditure of that amount by the govern
ment he helped to save. During the year
124 applicants asked the committee for re
lief. Of the number 104 were residents of
the District and 20 non-residents.
Temporary Home for Veterans.
The work accomplished by the board of
managers of the temporary home for ex
Union soldiers and sailors during the year
is summed up as follows: Number of appli
cants admitted to the home, 562; meals
furnished. 21,301; lodgings furnished, 7,577;
expenses, 12,500. During the evening Com
mander-in-Chief Torrance, members of his
staff and others made speeches. Gen. Tor
rance made the first authoritative state
ment that the national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic would come
to Washington. Among others who were
present were Joseph A. Kay, past depart
ment commander of New York; Thomas G.
Semple of Pennsylvania and S. C. James of
President Roosevelt will be present at the
banquet to be given tonight at the New
Willard in honor of Gen. Torrance. The
encampment will be brought to a close to
morrow evening with the election of offi
Dried Bodies of Men and Horses Won
derfully Preserved.
From the Youth's Companion.
One of the most remarkable geographical
districts in the United States is the great
Colorado desert in southeastern California.
It covers a territory about 140 miles long
and 70 miles wide, and is absolutely bare of
vegetation. The traveler to whom it is
known never ventures to cross it, as the
attempt means almost certain death. It is
even difficult to get the Indians, who are
perfectly familiar wlth.lt, to enter It dur
ing the summer. The drjed bodies of horses
and human beings have often been found as
well preserved from decay as ancient mum
And yet at one point in tills vast expanse
of barrenness there Is a crystal lake as
pure and white as driven snow! In the
center of a wide valley. 2S0 feet below the
level of the Gulf of California, there lies a
sea of solid salt. During the day this vast
deposit, stretching away for miles, gleams
in dazzling whiteness, its scintillating crys
tals reflecting the rays of the sun like vir
gin snow. As the sun goes down it takes
on hues of crimson and gold of marvelous
beauty. To those approaching it at night
it seems as if a miracle had been wrought.
The spotless whiteness extends to the hori
zon, and in places the salt is piled lip in
great heaps like veritable snowdrifts.
Ages ago this entire desert was part of
the Gulf of California, but the salt Is not
that left by the ancient sea. It is the de
posit of springs that are ever running down
from the distant mountains. The salt is
spread over a great area, and to make it
merchantable it Is only necessary to collect
and dry It. Usually-artificial heat Is neces
sary to dry the product of salt mines, as it
contains a large amount of moisture; but
the intense heat of this desert is all that Is
The method of collecting the salt is to
plow it up by steam, each plow cutting a
furrow eight feet wide and six inches deep.
One plow will cut and gather 700 tons per
day, which gives some adequate Idea of the
immensity of the deposit. A railroad has
been built out into the lake, and the salt is
loaded directly on the cars. Thousands of
tons are piled tip here and there in little
mountains- The temperature of the lake in
summer is 150 degrees, and it would be im
possible for white men to work In it and
live; but the Coahuila Indians endure it
without apparent ill-effects.
Its Scarcity and the Increased Cost of
Late Years.
From What to Eat.
Away up In the backwoods of Agloma,
north of the Rainy river, there is a long,
forbidding body of water known as the
Lake of the Woods. From this section of
the Canadian wilderness comes nearly all
the caviare consumed in American markets.
It is Russian caviare to the general public,
but it is only Canadian caviare, bearing a
continental label. The caviare Is exported
to Europe and only the Inferior grades find
their way back to this country, the best of
it being kept for European epicures. The
general and greatly increased favor with
which caviare Is received has caused a
great drain upon tho sturgeon fisheries of
Europe, and those of Canada and the
United States have been called upon to
meet the demand.
The Lake of the Woods has a total area
of 0.000 square miles, and its waters
abound with Ash, the most important of
which is the sturgeon. They are caught
mainly for the caviare, though there is a
profit in smoking the meat. After the flsh
is killed is is carefully cleaned and the
caviare set aside In tanks. It is then
taken and washed repeatedly until It Is
thoroughly cleansed, after which It is rub
bed by hand through a series of screens
until the eggs are separated. It Is then
packed In kegs with salt and kept in cold
storage until time of shipment. It is an ex
tremely simple process, requiring but little
manipulation. In Europe the kega are open
ed and the caviare sorted out according to
quality. It is then put up in small lead
packages and tins and put on the market
as Russian caviare. The best grades And a
ready sale at highest prices, but the in
ferior grades come back to America.
The price paid, for Qaviafe has been stead
ily Increasing each . year. In 1898 It was
sold at sixty and seventy cents a pound,
and this year there & small Increase.
Five years ago the. ntlc^ was, only thirty
five cents a pound. ,Th3 caviare were then
double the value or the jatucgeon. and as
the flsh brings tp the fisherman about two
cents more than the ordinary scale flsh, its
value to the inhabitants flf the lake section
of Agloma cannot be overestimated. It is,
in fact, the most Impbr&nt factor In the
prosperity of the district. ? In 1808 the Lake
of the Woods produced {524,870 pounds of
sturgeon and 32.473^bounds of caviare, ap
proximately valued lit $25,000.
The high prices commanded by caviare
have attracted mapy. fishermen to these
Canadian waters, apd unless measures are
taken to reduce tha take of the sturgeon,
the flsh will be exterminated In the near
future. The American waters are also be
ing extensively dragged Jpr sturgeon, and
last year 33,000 pounds of caviare were
shipped out of the .LJoited States. Within
the past two years there has been a very
large catch in set ne(s and pounds off the
beaches of New Jersey and Long Island,
and the handling of the eggs have proved a
most profitable industry to the fishermen.
The only advantage of sturgeon's eggs In
the making of caviare Is found In their sixe
and firmness. The flavor does not differ
much from the roe of other fish, and a lit
tle experience ought to develop a kindred
Motor Cycles Among Chinese.
From th? Hong Kong Presa.
A great deal of surprise and no little
amusement has been caused among the
Hong Kong Chinese1 community by the
spectacle of a well-dressed Chinaman ca
reering along the Prajra on a motor cycle.
The machine had seats for two behind, and
these were occupied by two Chinese_wo
men. The Chinese are not prone to west
ern Innovations, yet the us* by them of the
cycle is Increasing in the colony.
Celebration of Washington's
Birthday Anniversary.
Exercises Friday in the Public Schools
Under Direction of the
Board of Trade.
The celebration of Washington's birth
day in this city will be as usual this year
quite general. The feature of public meet
ings will perhaps be more common, as sev
eral organizations have adopted that form
of celebrating the event which the day
commemorates. In addition to what may
be termed the formal celebration, the day
will be observed as holiday in the District
by a general suspension of business.
The patriotic organizations will be much
in evidence in the public exercises of the
day, while following the custom which they
established many years ago and maintained
when it was not as usual as it is today the
Oldest Inhabitants' Association will meet
and will celebrate the virtues of the first
President of the United States.
A meeting under the auspices of the Sons
of the Revolution will be held at 10:15
o'clock at the National Theater, Saturday
morning, to which admission will be by
tickets distributed by the secretary, Mr.
Barry Bulkley. Music will be furnished by
the Marine Band and the program arranged
Is as follows: , ?
Overture. "The Invincible Eagle,' Sousa:
invocation. Rev. Mackay-Smlth, chaplain
Sons of the Revolution. District of Colum
bia; music, "Salome," Loraine; oration on
"The Star Spangled Banner," Key; oration
on Gen. Henry Lee. Barry Bulkley; music.
"The Star Spangled Banner," Key; address,
by Representative Charles H. Grosvenor;
music, "Marseillaise," Rouget de I'lsle; mu
sic. "The Beautiful Blue Danube." Strauss;
benediction. Rev. Dr. Mackay-Smlth, chap
lain Sons of the Revolution, District of Co
lumbia; music, "Our Glorious City," San
Sons of American Revolution.
The Sons of the American Revolution will
hold a meeting at Rauscher's, beginning at
12 o'clock. At that session the business
affairs of the organization will be consid
ered through the reports made by the offi
cers, and the other details of an annual
meeting of a society of such proportions
will come up. The annual election of offi
cers will take place, and as the honors of
such selections are not slightingly regarded,
the annual event Is always of much Inter
est. It 1^ likely that this year will be no
exception to the rule and the choice of offi
cers is likely to be the result of Btrong con
test- .
A feature of special interest of the meet
ing will be the report of the committee that
has arranged for the sessions of the annual
body, which is to be held In this city begin
ning the 30th of April. The headquarters
of the national organization will be at the
New Wlllard. and It is Intended to make the
stay of the national delegates here as pleas
ant and profitable as possible.
In the Public Schools.
The celebration of Washington's birthday
anniversary will be held in the public
schools of the District Friday, the last
school day of the week. As has been the
custom for years past, the speakers, as
well as the presiding officers, for the gath
erings In the various school buildings will
be supplied by a committee of the ash
In gton Board of Trade. Through the un
tiring zeal of the chairman of that com
mittee, Dr. A. P. Fardon, it Is possible to
carry out this arrangement this year. It
involves much careful attention to details
and a large amount of correspondence.
Columbia Historical Society.
The Columbia Historical Society will cele
brate the day by a social meeting of the mem
bers at the Shoreham from 2 to 4 o'clock.
Owing to the Increase In the membership
of the society it is found necessary to limit
the Invitations for this occasion strictly to
the members of the society. Refreshments
are to be served, and the members have
been asked to notify Mr. I,ewls J. Davis,
who has made the arrangements for the af
fair, as to whether or not they can attend.
In one sense this reception will be contin
uing a pleasing custom which was main
tained by the late Dr. Toner for so many
years, and then, after his death, by Mr.
Lewis J. Davis. The latter, who enter
tained on two occasions the members of
the Columbia Historical Society, found that
the membership had outgrown the capacity
of a private house, and was obliged to
abandon it
Veteran Firemen to Celebrate.
A special meeting of the Veteran Volun
teer Firemen's Association was held last
evening at the old Union engine house to
arrange for celebrating Washington's birth
day anniversary Saturday next. President
James H. Richards was absent because of
Indisposition, and Mr. A. D. Shaw was
called to the chair. Mr. J. J. Peabody
served as secretary. The committee on the
parade and banquet reported that the ar
rangements were well advanced. It was
determined to meet fully equipped at 1
o'clock Saturday.
The Public School Exercises.
Under the auspices of the Board of Trade,
as stated. Dr. A. P. Fardon. chairman of
the committee on public schools, has made
the appointments of presiding officers and
speakers for all the public schools In the
District In celebration of the anniversary,
the exercises to be held Friday, at 1:30
p.lh. The exercises will consist of the
opening remarks of the presiding officer
and the address by the speaker, the sing
ing of patriotic songs, essays and decla
mations by the pupils.
The names first given In the following
list, as arranged by Dr. Fardon, are those
of the presiding officers, and the others
are the speakers:
High Schools?
Eastern, Thomas W. Smith, Simon Wolf.
Central, Dr. A. P. Fardon; James T. Du
Business, Samuel W. Currlden, Brainard
H. Warner.
Western, George H. Harries; Henry B.
F. Macfarland.
First Division
Franklin, Thos. P. Morgan. O. T. Crosby.
Berret, Benj. P. Davis. Rev. John M.
Dennison, Edward C. Graham, Rev. T.
D. Power.
Adams. Capt. John H. Moore. Walter C.
Force, James H. Taylor, Frank W. Hack
Phelps. Charles T. Scott, Rev. Frederlch
Harrison, Barry Mohun, EL Southard
Parker. . ,
Hubbard, Jerome F. Johnson, Andrew
Johnson. Fulton Lewis, Rev. M. Ross
Second Division?
Seaton, J. Nota McGill, Andrew B. Du
valL * ,
Henry, Marcus Baker, Henry E. Davis.
Webster. Dr. J. Wesley Bovee, H. M.
Abbot, Charles H. Bradley, F. A. Fen
n Morse. T. Jsnney Brown. Win. B. King.
Polk, Robt. P Barnard, Jackson H. Rals
?Twining. Henry F. Neuton. W. H. Sin
Eckington, Robt A. Phillips, J. H. Brig
Third division?
Waliach, Thos. W. Smith. Ashley II.
Pea body, C. T. Yoder, T. V. Powderly.
Carbery, E. G. Davis, Anna Tolman
Maury, E. J. Nott'nghom, Miss Emma M.
Towers. To be assigned, Or in B. Hallam.
Brent, M. A. Ballenger, Rev. Chas. W.
Lenox. John H. O'Donnell, Barry Bulk
By Tirtne of a deed of trnst, duly recorded tn
Liber No. 1793. folio 148 et seq.. of the land
records of the district of Colombia, and at the re
quest of the party secured thereby, the under
signed. trustees, will ofTer for sale, by public auc
tion, in front of the premises, on MONDAY, THE
PAST FOCR O'CI/OCK P.M.. the following de
sctUhmI real estate, situate iu th? city of Wash
ington. District of Columbia, to wit: Ix>t etpht
(8), in Bridget Klbbey and others' sul>dlvlsk>n of
square Are hundred and seventy-one (5711, as said
subdivision is recorded in the office of the surrryor
of the District of Colombia in Book "B." page itiO,
together with all the improvements, rights, Ac.
Terms: One-third cash, the balance in one and
two years, with interest from the day of sale at
six (ft) per cent per annum, secured by deed of
trust on the property sold, or all-cash, at the opti"n
of the purchaser. A deposit of $200 required at the
time of sale. If terms of sale ana not complied
with In 15 days from day of sale the trustees re
serve the rlpht to resell the property at the risk
and cost of the defaulting porchaser, after live
days" advertisement of such resale In some news
paper published In Washington, D. C. All convey
ancing, rv'-ordlng, stamps, Ac., at purchaser's cost.
DAVID I>. STONE. Trustee.
ENOCH L. WHITE, Trustee.
Pacific building.
MORGAN H. BEACH. Attorney for Holder of
Note. felDd&ds
Hilton, A. A. Sellhausen, Henry W. Sam
Dent, W. H. Stoutenburgh, T. S. K.
Fourth division?
Jefferson, Watson J. Newton, Rev. Wal
lace Radcllffe.
Bradley, Dr. Millard P. Thompson. Rev.
Theron Outwater.
Amidon. Wm. X. Stevens, Dr. Wm. C,
Small wood, Matthew Trimble, Rev. Alex.
Greenleaf, George N. Sagrmuller, Rev.
Wm. Dolly.
Potomac, Conducted by school.
Arthur. Owen Owen, Rev. George A.
McCormick, Conducted by school.
Fifth division?
Curtis, Dr. t?eo. W. Wood, Rev. Page
Grant, A. S. Taylor, Rev. E. R. Pollard.
Addison, Dr. Rufus Choate, Rev. Frank
L. Dey.
Corcoran, To be assigned. Rev. Gerhart
A. Wilson.
Jackson, To be assigned, Rev. C. C. Cole
Threlkeld, Conducted by school.
Fillmore, John Hadiey Doyle, Noel
High, Conducted by school.
Toner, Thos. II. Martin, Rev. Alfred
Reservoir. Conducted by school.
Conduit Road. Conducted by school.
Weightman, Dr. S. C. Cox, Mrs. Ellen
Sixth division?
Gales, Chas. T. Wilson, J. Holdsworth
Blake. Frank H. Jackson. Rev. W. T.
Blair. Henry K. Simpson. A. A. Birney.
Madison, Alex. McKensie, Rev. J. Edwin
Taylor, Wm. J. Frizzell, Jennie L. Mon
Pierce, Dr. A. W. Boswell, Chas. T. Nes
Hayes, Dr. Wm. D. Hughes, Morris D.
Webb, not assigned, Rev. N. C. Naylor.
Seventh division?
Brightwood, W. E. Nalley, Louis P. Shoe
Brookland, C. K. Fickle, John McPhane.
Chevy Chase, Rev. T. F. Childs, Dr. Jas.
Dudley Morgan.
Monroe, C. N. Thompson, Wm. Frye
Tenley, Wm. B. Ireland, Rev. Clement
Woodburn, Miss H. E. King, Miss Alcena
Military Road, A. P. Lewis, Willis T.
Bruce, Dr. E. R. Beckly, to be supplied.
Bunker Hill Road, conducted by school.
Grant Road, Mrs. L. I. Hawkesworth,
Mrs. Julia M. Lay ton.
Ivy City, conducted by school.
Little Falls Road, conducted by school.
Mott, Miss Jennie Spears, to be supplied.
Orphans' Home, Rev. G. W. M. Lucas,
Mrs. Helen M. Douglass.
Wilson, F. S. Cardoza, jr., Rev. Dan'l E.
Langdon, Miss Abbie M. Sissom, A. E.
M. Lawson.
Hamilton, exercises conducted by school.
Takoma, J. B. Kinnear, Alfred F. Wood.
Eighth division?
Buchanan, Dr. Charles M. Emmons, Rev.
A. H. Thompson.
Craneh. Ba>il B. Earnsliaw, Rev. G. W.
Tyler, H. M. Johnson, Rev. E. Hez Swem.
Van Buren, Dr. R. A. Pyles, John C.
Renning, conducted by the school.
Congress Heights, conducted by the
Good Hope, conducted by the school.
Benning road. J. E. Syphax, to be sup
piled by school.
Birney, Miss F. J. Smith, to be supplied
by school.
Burville, H. W. Lewis, to be supplied by
Garfield, T. J. Cardozo, to be supplied by
Ninth division?
Sumner, Dr. George D. Williams, Shealby
Stevens, John W. F. Smith, Judson W.
Magruder, Dr. A. W. Tancll, Rev. D. G.
Garrison, F. G. Manly. John P. Green.
Wormley, Dr. C. H. Marshall, Roscoe C.
M. Simmons.
Brlggs, Willie T. Menard, R. W. Thomp
Phillips, Rev. W. H. Gaines, Rev. L. S.
Miner (Normal School), Dr. John R.
Francis, James F. Bundy.
M Street (High), P. B. S. Pinchback, Prof.
Kelly Miller.
Tenth division
John F. Cook, Mrs. Helen A. Cook, Mr.
Joseph H. Stewart.
Banneker, Miss A. R. Bowen, C. M.
Garnet, J. H. Cook, Prof. W. H. Richards.
Logan, Mrs. R. E. Lawson, W. A. Joiner.
Patterson, J. B. Clark. Rev. S. N. Brown.
Douglass, Dr. F. J. Shadd, Prof. L. B.
Jones, R. C. Douglass, Mr. A. E. Murray.
Slater, Rev. Rob Johnson, Rev. F. J.
Eleventh division
Lincoln, Miles M. P. Shand, Rev. I). N.
Randall, H. C. Tyson. John C. Dancy.
Anthony Bowen. W. L. Pollard, Rev. W.
J. Howard.
Glddlngs, Rev. M. W. Claire, Rev. W. S.
Bell, Louis A. Cornish, Rev. N. C.
Ambush, T. H. R. Clark, Dr. J. H. N.
Payne, Dr. E. E. Scott, Dr. George H.
Lovejoy, Rev. E. E: Hughes, Dr. Charles
Danger in Tire Traps.
From the Chicago News.
Chicago Is having rather more than Its
usual allowance of fierce winter lires, and
there Is reason to believe that but for good
fortune one of the latest of these would
have resulted In a great calamity. A fire
in a flat building on the south side broke
out recently, spreading so rapidly that the
forty-seven families who lived there were
forced to flee to the street in the greatest
haste, in some cases leaving even their
outer wraps and overcoats behind. Had
that fire started a few hours later, after
the tenants had gone to bed, it seems en
tirely probable that there would have been
a heavy loss of life.
The flat building In question was one of
the hastily and flimsily constructed build
ings put up just previous to the world's
fair. It now rests upon the officials of the
fire and building inspection departments to
ascertain how many similar structures are
standing in the world's fair district and
elsewhere and to demand the adoption of
proper safeguards in each case. All of
them, it may be taken for granted, should
have especial provisions of safety In the
form of fire escapes and other methods of
egress. With the object lesson which hss
been given them, the officials may havo
to accept responsibility for a fearful trag
edy later on If they neglect to take proper
action now.
- Its Obvious Um.
From the Chtcage Tribune.
Leif Isreall?"What Is the Idea, anyway.
In proposing the ootntng of a 2%-cent
B. Uppea Dewing?"Can't you see? It
would enable Uncle Mussel! Sage to respond
freely, to the calls of charity. He
could make two souls happy with 9 cents."
By virtue of a 4?fd of trust, duly rwwdtd la
IJher No. 2446. folia M rt aeq., one of tbs land
recorda for tb* District of ColutuMa. and at tltr re
quest of the party secured thereby, th? undersigned
trustees will offer for sale. by public auction. In
front of the premiaes, oo WIDN0DAY, THE
AT HAli'-l'AST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the fol
lowing des< rllx-il real estate, altuata In the county
of Washington. District of (Vlnmhla, to wit: I?t
numbered thirty-four (34(, la Preecott and othera.
trusts*', auhdlvlalon of lota in block numbered
ton < 10i In T>*M and Brown's autsllvlsion of a part
of "Mount Pleaaaut" and "l'leaaant l'lalna, aa
per pint of aalil Preecott and others. ttu*tees". sub
division in I.IIh* Gov. Shepherd. page i>3. in the
surveyors offlre of the District or t'oluuibla, to
gether with all the ltnprot eim-nta, rights. Ac.
Terms: One-third cash, the balance In one and
two years, with Interest front the du of sale at
nil per cent per aununi, secured by deed of trust
ou the property sold, or all cash, at the option of
the purchaser. A d.posit of f 100 (10 required nt
tlmo of sale. If terms of aale are not compiled
with In 1ft days from the day of aale the trustet-s
reserve the right to resell the properly at the risk
nod cost of the defaulting purchaser, after 1m
days' advertisement of such resale in some news
paper publistied In Washington, I>. O. All coovsj
ancln?, recording. stamps, Ac., at purchaser's coat.
feS d&da Trustees.
THUS. J. OWEN * SON. /inTST.vis F ST. N.W.
Three=story Bay-window
II0-room and Bath Brick
Dwelling, No. 331 H St.
N E.,
Ry virto* of authority vested In the undersigned,
we will sell at public miction. In front of the
premises, on WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 1??. U?>2.
s?iuare 777 with the Improvemeuts thereon.
Terms: Sold subject to a deed of truat for ll'.OIV),
at ft i>er centum, due In December, I'.wi; balance
cash, of which a dejiof.lt of flOO required at tlnio
of sale. Conveyancing, recording and tvveima
stamps pt purchaser's cost.
f el 2<1 Ads fllOS. J. OWEN A SOX. A nets.
By virtue t;f a decree of the Supreme ftnirt of tho
District of Columbia passe<l lu Equity Cause No.
21N2S, tho undersigned trustee, ap|>oiu(ed by said
decree, win offer for sale nt public auction, la
fiont of the premises, WEDNESDAY, THE NINE
lowing dtfl< rilied real estate, sltuato In the city
of Washington, District of Columbia, and knouii
and distinguished aa parts of lots numltervd ten
UOi and twelve 112), lu square numbered four hun
dred and til (OM0, said parts of lots being ile
serilted by metes and bounds as follows: Begin
ning for the same on Eighth street at the north
east corner of snld lot 12, and ruuuing them e south
on said street 25 feet; thence west 00 feet 4 Inches
to the southwest corner of ?ald lot 10; thence north
2fi feet, and thence cast 00 feet 4 Inches to tho
place of beginning.
Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase money
shall be | aid In cash and the balance In equal
Installments In one anil two years from the dny of
Bale, or all cash, at the optiou of the purchaser or
eurchasers. the deferred payments to be secured
y deed of trust upon the pn perty sold and to l>esr
Interest it the rate of ti |?t centum iwr annum,
payable scml-annuallv. A deposit of fl'OU will t?>
required of the purchaser or purchasers and paid
to the trustee at the tluie of the sale. All con
veyancing. recording, notarial fees and revenue
stamps at the cost of the purchaser or purchasers,
and If the terms of sale art? not compiled with
within tci. days from the day of sale the trustee
reserves the right to resell the property at ths
risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser or pur
chasers. CUAPIN BROWN.
823 John Marshall plarc n.w., formerly st. n.w.
Regular Sale of Household
Within My Salesrooms,
Thursday, Feb. 20,
Including 8 Parlor Suites, for account of s loc.il
merchant, und lot of Pictures, for account ?f
estate of army officer. It*
Marcus notes, aictioneer, 037 la. \vk.
75 valuable Oil Paintings, Water
Colors, Etchings and Engravings
by celebrated masters, and one
large Doulton China Punch Bowl
(a tine piece), the estate of an army
Will be sold within nty sales moms. 837 La. avo.
(near 7th st.).
Thursday, February Twentieth, at
Eleven O'Clock.
Some of the masters represented: HENRY
Now on view; lns|>ectlon Invited. fc28-2t*-2x
For sale, at public auction. MONDAY', FEBRU
P.M., n.e. corner loth and V streets n.w., fronting
50 feet on V street and 00 on loth street; One aide
walk, now pavement and sidewalk, l'roiierty will
subdivide Into three or four lots. Deposit of $,">o
on *ale. Clean title. One-half cash, balance iu
one year, secured as usual.
By order of ELLEN S. MUSSEY,
Attorney for Owner.
470 Iji. ave. n.w.
J. W RATCLIFFE. Auctioneer. fel.V 1H.20.22
By virtue of a certain deed of trust to tts. re
c >rded lu loiter folio Ki et *?*q., one of tho
land records of the District of Columbia, we will
sell at public auction, lu front of the preml?es. ou
FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., the following desirable
property, situate In the city of Washington, Dis
trict of Columbia, and known as and being parts
of original lots two (2t and four lit, lu aquare
four hundred and three (4413), l>egliining for tho
same at the southwestern corner of said lot four
and running thence north on 0th street twenty
feet, thencu east ninety-four feet four Inchea to
an alley, thence south ten feet, thence west twen
ty-four feet four Inches, thence south ten feet and
tiience west seventy feet to the place of ls>glu
ulng, together with the Improvements thereon.
IVrtus of aale: One-third caah, balance payable
In one and two yean after date. In equal Install
ments, with Interest at 5 per cent iter annum,
until paid, payable semi-annually, and to be se
cured by first deed of trust on the property rold,
or all rash, at option of purchaser. Deposit of
two hundred and fifty dollars ((230) required at
time of sale, and all conveyauclng, recording and
revenue stamps at coat of purchaser. Terms of
sale to be compiled with within fifteen days or
trustees reserve the right to resell at risk and coat
of defaulting purchaser, after at least five days'
notice of such resale In some aewspajter publish-*!
In Waahlngton, 1?. C.
*06 F a.w.
felH-dAds Truatena.
MO, 801. 802. 804. 806, 8t?. 811, 812. 81*. 814.
?16, 816. 817. 818 AND 810 Ql'INCY STREET
By virtue of fifteen certain deeds of trust, dated
February ?. 1800, and recorded In Liber No. 2384.
folios, respectively, 107 et seq., 123 et aeq.. 127 e?
seq., 132 et seq., 136 et seq.. 141 et seq., 146 et
seq., 150 et seq., 156 et seq., 160 et seq., 164
et acq., 176 et seq., 181 et aeq., 186 et aeq. and
101 et seq., of the land records of the District of
Columbia, and at tb* request of the holder of the
botes secured thereby, we will offer, separately, In
front of the respective premises, on MONDAY.
O'CLOCK P.M., the following described real estate,
aitnate In the county of Waahlngton, Dlatrict of
Colombia, to wit: Lota numbered aeveoteen (17),
twenty-one (21). twenty-two (22), twenty three (28t,
twenty-four (24). twenty-live (S>J nod tweuty-aix
(26), In square numbered twenty-ire (26), and lots
numbered twenty-aeven (27), twenty-eight (26t,
twenty-nine (29), thirty (3o). thirty-three (3S?,
thirtv-foor (34), thirty-live (86) and thirty-si* <36t.
In block numbered tweoty-atx (26), in the "Pet
worth Addition to tb* City of Waahlngtoa," as
and according to a plat of subdivision recorded In
Lllier "County" No. 10, at folio 45, of the records
of the office of tho surveyor of the District mt Co
lumbia, together with tho Improvements tharsan.
Terms of aale: Oas-third of tho purcbaa* moaay
to he paid la cub and the balance to he nil In
three equal Installments, respectively, ia one, tw
and three yearn, aeenred ? a ?eod mt twat wmm
each property Sf^ntSTda?
aeml-annnally. at the rate
annum nntll pnM. .or all
trwatees will reeHl the prupertr at Ue risk and
Stof dofanlttmr urcMsw. after teo daya' ad
WaaSSta?to!a.'D."?c" Sawyaattaf pad leunne at
the of WARNER, Treat?.
blMMa M?r it. it.
11 ? 'ii."" *
Unprecedented floods have ooeurrad in tho
southwestern portion of Cape Colony, re
sulting in great destruction of houses,
bridges and railroad property. Twenty-Ave
persons have been drowned.

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