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j ? After all, it is much better to buy the best Piano?the Piano
j that will give you satisfaction every moment of every day dur
$ ing the years of an ordinary lifetime.
$ The Knabe, while costing more than the majority of
+ pianos in the first instance, is quite the cheapest in the end. It
is a fact that there are in use today a number of Knabes made
in 1837. The care bestowed upon every detail of the Knabe
of today, was a characteristic of the first Knabes of more than
sixty years ago, and that same attention to the minutest detail
of the piano's construction is greatly responsible for the unin
terrupted and continued success of this splendid piano.
We ask your particular attention to the 1902 models, now
in our warerooms. These consist of Uprights and Grands, in
the various new styles and different wo&ds.
The terms upon which you can purchase a Knabe today
are so attractive that it is possible for almost every one to
own a Knabe piano.
For those who feel that at this time they prefer to buy a
lower priced instrument, we have pianos of various reliable
manufacturers, whose output we control. We still have a num
ber of second-hand and slightly used pianos remaining over
from the sale of a week ago. They will be sold at very low
prices, and on exceptionally easy terms.
The Pianola should be in the home of every one possess
ing a piano. Its merits are probably too well known to you
to dwell upon them. Pianolas are at our warerooms^for trial,
and we shall be glad to have you call and see the advantages of
this piano player demonstrated.
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1209 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Home Seekers Take Notice.
The beautiful grove, Randle Park, at Con
gress Heights, is now on the market for sale
in Villa and Building Sites at reasonable
prices and terms. Now is your opportunity
to become your own landlord and secure a
home on easy payments in the healthiest
section of the District. Apply at
A. Eo Randle's Office,
Congress Heights. 'Phone, Main 215-5.
?pl#-s-to my 16
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Why will not all men insist upon having it, when it la so easy to get and to
leap. Some men are eaten alive by tape-worms, others wander hopelessly for
^?ars dying slow deaths from bowel disease.
Amr ukm tw? caacante. then not on th. acene a wry
un eeted visitor In th. ah pe of tape-worm eighteen feat
lose at lust, which I am eun caused my bad health for three
yean."?Geo. W. Bowlaa, Baird. Mitt.
"After t ?lng Ca.rar.tt I hart had a natural relief without
taking medMne of any tort daring the past two weeka. ThU
?U not occurred for M rearm."
? Chat. K. Penny, 601 Tates Are., Brooklyn
"T r three yean I have been afflicted with dlabetee. Since
maiag Case-ante I hare found (Teat relief and feel that I matt ?
tend yon my pertonal recommendation."
? C. H. Lyman, (U Wett Are., Buffalo, N. T.
**T have been ntlng Caicareta for etomach trouble of els
yean etandlng. 1 am cund and recommend them to all wno
seed a remedy."-Bar. X. M. Chandler. Mill P. 0., Mo.
had los(
"Caeearttt cured me of the piles, with which 1
?altered."? J. L. WoUeeon, Ferry, Oklahoma.
"Caeeanta an the only remedy I hare ever used tbat caute
a One. eaey movement of the bowele without Impairing the
funetioaa at tka etomaeh."?Chaa. S. Campbell, Suabury, Pa.
need Caecareta for lntomnl , with which I hare bees
"? ? e me Immediate relief."
ot. Slllard, Elgia, llllnoia.
aSUeted for twenty year*. They ta*. me Immediate relief.
?-Tli -
"I have given Caac arete a thorough trial la as
obstinate caae of conttlpa ion at a time when piles
wen forming. It yielded nicely to the treatment.''
?T. Dale Siren. M. D.. Nlxa. M?.
"Caaearett cund ma of flu of long ttanding.
They an worth their weight In dlamoada."
? Leopold Kahn. Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Business as well as social life of today is one of strain and effort, and th*
straggle for existence in competition makes life a fight day in day out, in which
care of body, nerves, blood is more or less neglected. Men wonder what'*
wrong with them. No man can stand such unnatural conditions unless ho
counteract# them by using Cascarets Candy Cathartic, causing regularity of
body spite of irregularity of habits. A man who "feels bad" should tako
Cascarete find out what's wrong and be cured.
Beat for th* Bowela. All dniggleta, ioc, 15c, joe. Never eold in bulk.
The genuine tablet stamped C C C. Guaranteed to cure or yonr money
back. Sample and b okle free. Addreaa
Sterling Remedy Company, Chi ago or New York. m
The Breeeae
Construction j
Engineering Contractors,
Washn. Loan and
Trust Building,
9th and F Sts.
In addition to boildlnc and large contract work,
ws auk* a aoerUltr of e?t and cuocrett
walk*, atepa. coptncs. Laid*, driveways, *e.
Damp ImrwuU and cellar* imh wslaipisrf
Estimates and ijatfoi furnished foe tBBnportn*
sod beaatlffluc yards, terrace*, lawn* and park
'"lu kinds at paring for collars. stablas and loco
mobile abeda.
Let us submit 70a an estimate for conatroctla*
a quarter-ruund ?Mt coyln* alone jam terraca;
alas for waterprsnllac Tour damp cellar.
All work (nsrsnteed. mb29-s.to*tli-12t*-42
STAIN, 35c. Qt.
M ' X
WT? cask* tka floor briskt and new-Ilka coats SSc.
?Mrt at oar floor lull do** Lbs work. Try It.
Geo. E. Corbett,
$?5 Fillcd $11
Eyeglasses ]J
AT $1.00.
A. Kahn, 935 F N. W.
tnk28-26t* 10
Woman's Uneven Shoulders.
From the Nrw York San.
"Have you," said one woman to another
In the course of a walk through the shop
ping district, "noticed how crooked women
are getting to be? Look at some of the
women who pass us, and see If the right
shoulder Is not almost Invariably lower
than the other." The other woman looked
and lo! It waa so. "It is the natural result
of always having a train to bold up," said
the first woman. "Why will women cling
to suoh unreasonable fashionsT A train la
graceful only when allowed to sweep tha
ground, and we cannot let It do that in the
dirty street, consequently we are everlast
ingly clutching it to keep it from the pave
ment. and the position this necessitates la
so constantly assumed that the right shoul
der is becoming lower than the other. If
the thing continues, the boasted carriage of
the American girl will soon be an empty
boast indeed. The only remedy for the
present, the only hope for the future, Is to
leave off trailing skirts snd go to a gymna
sium. There, under the direction of a com
petent teacher, one who knows how to cure
just such defects, train, and never stop un
til you are straight agala.
Commissioners Comment on
Railroad Project.
Preliminary Beport Made to District
Committee March 27?An In
teresting Discussion.
On March 27 the District Commission- ]
era made a report to the Senate committee
on the District of Columbia on pending
bills relating to steam railways In the Dis
trict of Columbia in which they stated they j
could not submit a full report as to the
cost of work to be done by the railroads!
and of land owned by the railroads because
they had not secured full Information. They !
had considered all the main engineering
features. On the 16th instant they sub
mitted a supplemental report which Includ
ed the questions not treated In their first
report and in a general way covered the
entire subject. The supplementary report
has been published in The Star.
In their preliminary report the Commis
sioners state the general objects of the bill
to provide for a union railway station and
The general provisions of the bill are: I
First. The relinquishment by the Balti
more and Potomac Railroad Company of
the public space occupied. In accordance
with existing legislation, on the mall, on
?ofireets nortl1 ?' Maryland avenue west
of 8th street, and north of Virginia avenue
east of 8th street.
Second. The construction of a union pas
senger station on the axis of Delaware ave
nue and near the north edge of Massachu
setts avenue.
Third. The construction of a double
track line from the present tracks of the
Baltimore and Potomac railroad at Vlr
gin la avenue and 2d street southwest, pass
ing under Capitol Hill by means of a tun
nel to the new station.
F?jrtn",'1]he re,lnauishment of the pro
posed Baltimore and Ohio passenger sta
tion and freight stations as authorized un
aer existing- law.
aJ^f'hh.Jh4 establishment of a Baltimore
w frel*ht station In Eckington at
? w iQrk avenue and Eckington place, and
northeast ^ M' N and 2d slreets
th?iXnh'it7he constructlon of a new line for
th? ?alti"1?re and Potomac railroad from
but n#LSia "J t(? Masruder Junction, none
da Passenger trains coming south of Flori
u& avenue.
ySLrda aV*fvwi in.creasf and construct new
>ards at Eckington place and eastward.
Description of Changes.
Taking up the changes in detail they are
as follows:
In South Washington the main line of the
Baltimore and Potomac is generally not al
ere . The tracks are to be removed that
branch out from the main line to the pres
ent passenger station on the mall except
overhear! "T"* a Nation w!th
Virion! crossing over that street between
A irginia avenue and C street, will be built
* a Point near the crossing of 2d street
Muthwest a branch line of two tracks
leaves the main tracks, crossing Virginia
Sand d? ClearanCe ?f fiftPen ^Tlst
street and Delaware avenue with a clear
8^ w^no", Sout* Capitol
street with not less than fourteen feet
1m New- w * a tunneI just before cach
ing ISew Jersey avenue, keeping In tunnel
under 1st street until station is reached at
Massachusetts avenue. This tunnel tire
sents no difficulties. It Is not known ?ust
what the material is through which it will
pass though probably it is clay or cTay
sewers *and rid ^.3? the indicaU"ns from
sewers and old wells are of that nature
Z naZm ea,rth/,r rock, there should
the tunnel? iV will pa,? wUh P%tecti?
taoMUIUlfandfiVHff etHbe,OW ?r^e at Ca$
Ss ThlU trk e west slde of lst street
tn !'k can be tio danger anticipated
to the Congressional library nor to an!
street a" the 3trefK diverted into Canal
The station is built on the axis of Dela
ware avenue at the north edge of Massa
chusetts avenue. In front will be an elUMI
? sPofZar???Ut ? feet ln wld,h along the
axis of Delaware avenue and about i ooo
ri8h.t ang1es thereto! F?om this
existing streets and avenues as
^?mr^?t^ert>ain Pr?Jected ones, radiate in a
symmetrical manner, makine tho fmntaao
tL,th'f a ^ousXVe tho^h?
Thl te??? i tm "J1 pats of the cltv
Tne terminal structure, which ha? ?
lWO?fee?withontthe ^aza- has a length of
J' ? fe,et without a reduction of width un
hLrina?f between H a?d I streets; it then
begins to narrow until at the south side of
which is the end of the terminal'
structure proper. It has a width of 160 feet
Prom that point a viaduct extends to Flor
ida avenue, where the tracks divide into
three branches, the first connecting with
and ^et'-opolitan branch of the Baltimore
and Ohio, as in existing legislation- the
second connecting with the
branch of the Baltimore and OWo Tea?
Montello station, and the third connecting
with the main line of the Baltimore and
Potomac near Magruder station
F street and G street will be closed. It Is
not Important in the former case, as Massa
chusets avenue Is so near, and in the latter
H street li? *? ke<5P the strcet ?Pen.
SL/i t y ? ? p ?Pen under the rail
road. I street is closed. K street will hp
kept open under the railroad, and similarly
L and M streets. N street Is already closed
* legislation. Florida avenue
will be kept open under the tracks, and New
railroad p,anned to carry over the
o3ih^^;a"h,,3g!2n ^ranch ot the Baltimore
and Ohio and the Baltimore and Potomac
then run north of New York avenue extend
end to Montana avenue.
_N>th. 12th and 15th streets will be car
ried over the railroad and Montana avenue
From Montello station the Baltimore and
Ohio continues on its present line. The Bal
timore and Potomac continues between U
and V streets, crossing the reform school
grounds near the District line. The project
ed streets that are to be kept open are
22d, 34th, 26th, 28th, 31st, 33d and 35th
The plan of street extension will be so al
tered as to accommodate Itself to the
changed conditions, which can be done
without difficulty, as the streets have not
yet been opened.
Changes of Street Grade.
The main changes of grade, according to
this bill, will be at the terminal station.
At that point there will be a maximum fill
of thirty-five fe?t. with changes of grade
rs far east as 2d street and as far west as
New Jersey avenue, with about twenty^
three feet fill at North Capitol street and a
maximum grade of 3 per cent on Massachu
setts avenue. The exact figures are shown
on the map transmitted herewith. o
At H street there will be a tunnel 800
feet ln length and a cut of nine feet at the
east end, and no change of street grade at
the west end, with a grade of approach of
4 per cent.. It Is proposed to have open
ings for air and light, and further, to re
quire any street car company using this
street to light the tunnel. At K street the
tunnel will be 430 feet long, with a cut at
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Allen 8. Olmsted, he Boy, N. T.
aplt-tu, th&a-20t-3S
en^4? tweire feet and at the west
f^.Ve J6*1 s'xTnches, with a grade of
f P* cent. At L street the
tunnel will be 160 feet, with a cut at the
i^n ?? ?. I?n ^et arMl at the west end
^1. i!Je? Jvand aggrade approach of 3.?
KJi v. stfeet the cut at the east
?wJ! i fifteen (Vet and at the west end
eleven feet, -with a grade approach of 3 per
these streets the grades are
?Pii ' 9nd there will be a continuous
rail from east to west. At Florida avenue
the tunnel will be loo feet long; there will
fourteen feet at the east end
<een at the west end. giving a
depression of nine feet below the summit of
the western approach.
. ' York avenue an overhead bridge
JLJ. ed- Principally because to the
east of the railroad and south of New
Ivlnii? V?n?\the gT0und ,s hl?h- and ^e
i better serve this property if a
ST! 5 J? constructed over the railroad in
th^t? .*? tunnel under. The crossings of
ai.fi?treets farther to the east are not dif
ficult and can readily be arranged.
rnn^tmi^yatlo.n of the P'aza and the ar
careftJnv ?treet crossings have been
twf ? .J? ? and assuming the Ioca
the station as fixed U>e grades
the DlKtHof"^8 favorabIe ^ Possible to
a thor^hV e d,fflcuU>' of arriving at
a,rr'? oughl> satisfactory arrangement of
. '-e8 tn the necessity of
fhi trains from the south under
further'?.a,nd then over H ?treet- Any
the fin K the pla2a would Increase
oninlon l fades, and besides, in the
ous to t?? o park commission, be injuri
W j appearance of the station build
n?; aii ^rins of the Pla8a would In
of UiP .t.n? street crossings to the north
diD ifnrtlv as the streets would have to
f""d??r. thf tracks. If the plaza were
buTltov^r.h tWenfy feet brld?es c?uld be
'racks instead of carrying
Under- but thls would cause
streets ^Tk6 the Property on these
ea ch ra Ji lj*sWte* the crossings would, in
he an nn ?ore dlfflcu't. as there would
sU-ad of ? ^J,MOWn *rade in the streets in
it tfnnM UOM grade In one direction,
t hnnva aJso make the grades of the Bal
?hl0 t0 the north very heavy.
with lteht^hti V?r the 8treets will be lined
shafts In a T'11 have a,r and "ght
order to have as little change
of grade as possible the bridges will go over
'"rZr sptns- wlth columns in the Sent"
tween ther??rhaI1?^ins flfty feet Tllfth be
tween the curbs and twelve-foot sidewalks.
Streets Vacated and Bestored to Public
The streets vacated and abandoned to the
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company
under the act of February 12, 1901, are as
Canal street between South Capitol street
ana New Jersey avenue,
G and H streets southeast between South
Capitol street and New Jersey avenue.
I street southeast between 1st street and
South Capitol jtreet.
*?/1<3e. ?f Vlrgitlla- avenue between
-d and 4y, streets southwest.
?/de of Virginia avenue southwest
| between 4^ and 7th streets.
South side of Maryland avenue south
e?t between 9th and 10th streets.
?,?1f,Iar>Iland avenue southwest be
tween L.th and 14th streets.
Thirteenth and 13% streets southwest be
tween D and Water streets.
tJr streetsSOUtllWe3t between 12th and W'a
E and F streets southwest, where they
cross the new railroad right of way.
streets^61 60utliwest between 4% and 6th
C street southwest between 6th and 7th
That portion of Garfield Park lying south
or the main tracks authorized by the act
as well as all the area of the mall lying be
tween 6th street and a line 340 feet west
I thereof.
The streets vacated and abandoned to the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company un
der the act of February 12, 1901, are as fol
j lows:
N street northeast between 2d and 3d
Delaware avenue between M street and
Florida avenue.
E street northeast between North Capitol
and 1st streets.
D street northeast between North Capitol
and 1st streets.
Delaware avenue northep.st between C
arldu.F 8treets; and all streets embraced
within the area of the terminal and via
duct described in the act.
In the subdivision of Eckington east of
the right of way of the Metropolitan
, lirancn:
All streets between T street. Florida ave
nue. Brentwood road and Qth street; also
Brentwood road between S street and Flori
da avenue and R street between 3d street
and the Metropolitan Branch.
Under the provisions of the pending bill
the following additional streets are vacated
and abandoned for railroad use:
In the city of Washington: The west 220
feet of Ivy street; 2d street northeast be
tween N street and Delaware avenue; the
west 40 feet of Delaware avenue northeast
between the north side of M street and
the south side of L street, and all parts of
streets and avenues within the area of the
terminal and viaduct described in the bill,
except that H street. K street, L street M
street and Florida avenue shall be carried
under the railroad through these structures
and that New York avenue extended shall
be carried over them.
In Eckington: T street between the right
of way of the Metropolitan Branch and
the west line of 7th street; Thomas street
from the west line of 7th street westward;
Seaton street from 6th street eastward- S
street from 6th street to the Brentwood
road; Brentwood road from the south side
of 8 street to the west side of 7th street
3d street from the south side of R street
to Florida avenue; and Qulncy street
throughout its length; except that T street
shall be carried over the railroad by a
The streets and reservations that are
granted to the railroads by the acts of
February 12, 1901, and which will revert to
public use under this bill, are as follows:
Delaware avenue northeast, from C street
to Massachusetts avenue; Massachusetts
avenue within the limits of the terminal
specified In those acts; E street, from North
Capitol street to 1st street east; D street
from North Capitol street to 1st street
east; the portion of F street from Massa
chusetts avenue to the west line of the
terminal structure authorized by the pend
ing bill; the area of the mall between 6th
street and a line 340 feet west thereof and
C street southwest between 6th and 7th
To summarize the above, the value o'
public property in addition to present occu
pation, with deductions for such as is re
stored to the public use, is as follows (the
prices per square foot being either those
used in previous reports and estimates, or.
where such are not found, being arrived at
by careful analagous determination)
Under the act of February 12. 1901 in re
lation to the Baltimore and Potomac rail
road, $1,374,000; In relation to the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, $1,138,610- total
$2,512,610. ' '
Under pending bill there is an occupation
in common by both railroads of portions
of public space, giving a total of $1 4M r>''l
The figures relate in each case to a com
parison with conditions as they exist to
Provision for Damages.
The principal objections that have been
raised to the bill by citizens and property
owners are regarding the damage to prop
erty due to change of grade. This cannot
be avoided, but it is thought that by con
centrating the changes at the'station a less
permanent amount of damage Is done, as it
is expected that the rise in value of the
property around the station will in many
cases counterbalance the damage The
damages at the other streets, where there
would be less advantage due to the loca
tion, have been minimized. The Commis
sioners have Introduced an amendment al
lowing damages to property owners in
jured. This provision would take Into con
I alderatlon in awarding damages any in
crease In value due to location near the
new station.
Suggested Changes.
Some citizens of South Washington have
petitioned that instead of the railroad
crossing at 8th street at existing grade and
at 6th street about twenty feet above exist
ing grade, as required by existing legisla
tion, that the railroad tracks should be
lowered so as to have the street at SKh
street at about existing grade and the rail
road at 6th street at about grade, carrying
the street over by a viaduct. The object of
this would be to depress the tracks around
the park at Virginia and Maryland avenues
and to carry 7th street above the railroad
Instead of below, on account of the less
damage to business and other property in
that vicinity and to better save the park.
It would also be of advantage in that the
view down Maryland avenue from the Cap
itol will be less obstructed. The citizens
claim that the grades authorized by exist
ing legislation were assumed so as to allow
the railroad to get readily into the mall.
Xhe Commissioners do not recommend
the change for the reason that 6th street la
a through street from Pennsylvania avenue
south to the wharves and will probably be
come an important thoroughfare, while 9th
street Is a short street, not passing through
the mall. The arrangement proposed by ex
isting legislation takes 7th street under the
railroad and, while the cut will be greater
than the fill suggested by the citizens of
South Washington, the dip would be about
the same as the rise on a bridge, as there
Is a slight elevation at present at 7th street
and Virginia avenue. The damage to prop
erty In tllat vicinity is estimated. In the
report on existing legislation, as not great.
The citizens who claim to be affected
most dlsadv&ntageously by the proposed
legislation are those living in and around
Ecklngton. This suburb has the railroad
to the east and south and a hill to the
west, over which the streets are not yet
improved, and even when improved will
have heavy grades. Communication with
the city Is only to be had along R street
between 2d and Ecklngton place. This
short piece of street has double car tracks
with curves at Ecklngton place and 2d
street, making it rather difficult passing.
Existing legislation provides for the final
opening of 3d street, but the present bill
closes this street. The widening of Eck
lngton place will help the matter some
what, but the exit will still be inconven
ient, and S and T streets should be opened
and improved as soon as possible. The
Ecklngton Citizens' Association has ex
pressed Itself as interested in the project,
and while it states that the proposed legis
lation will damage property in Ecklngton.
it only asks for the following concessions:
First. That the roundhouse and shops be
located east of 7th street. This Is provided
for in the plan submitted by the railroad
Second. That the freight station be kept
south of Q street, and failing that, south of
Quincy street. The former restriction does
not seem practicable, as the station covers
most of Q street east of Ecklngton place.
The railroad plans do not Indicate at pres
ent any extension north of Quincy street,
but it is explained that the raflroad may
wish to extend over the whole space to the
south side of R street within a short time.
The south side of R street between 3d and
2d streets is almost entirely built up with
substantial houses: the north side of R is
as yet unimproved. The north side of
Quincy street, on tfle part opened, is built
up with brick dwellings; the south side IS
Owing to the shut-in condition of Ecking
ton it would be desirable, unless the rail
road company has absolute need of this
land for freight facilities In the near fu
ture, to require Quincy street to be kept
open and continued to Ecklngton place.
Third. That there should be a stone wall,
seven or eight feet high, built between
Ecklngton and the freight yards and tracks
as far north as T street. This is simply a
I question of expense. This fence would cost
(12 per foot, or a total cost of {28,000. If
the railroad extends its freight yard to the
south side of R street such a fence should
undoubtedly be built for the protection of
dwellers on bhe north side of R street.
I The cost will approximate as follows:
The bill provides that the Baltimore and
I Potomac railroad shall receive $1,500,000.
This Is approximately the assumed value
of the property on the mall occupied by the
railroad under existing legislation, and is
Intended to repay the company for its re
linquishment. As the mall is to become
United States property this cost Is, accord
ing to the bill, to be borne by the United
Existing legislation requires the Balti
more and Ohio railroad to be paid the sum
of (1.500.000. As the final figures of the cost
of the changes required by this bill have
not yet been received it is not possible ito
make exact comparisons. It Is probable
that the cost will be less than by existing
legislation, due to the Baltimore and Poto
?mac sharing many of the expenses and to
less length and height of viaduct. Besides,
the Baltimore and Ohio will have a southern
connection, which Is very valuable. On the
other hand, the cost of operation as to ter
minal facilities, and more especially the
change of location of the freight depot, will
be a continuous source of expense to the
The railroad companies are required to
construct the street crossings of existing
streets within the right of way, the streets
thereafter Including viaducts carrying the
streets, to be cared for as other streets and
bridges In the District.
In cases of streets not yet opened the bill
directs that the railroad companies shall
pay half the cost. This Is the usual method
In such cases.
The money to be expended by the govern
ment In making the changes is as follows:
The estimated cost In South Washington,
according to existing legislation, was
(250,000. This amount will be reduced to
about (170,000, on account of work around
the mall which will not be necessary, (50.000
of which is due to damages oil account of
change of grade.
North of the Capitol the cost Is estimated
as follows:
233.943 cubic yards grading (cut
to be used in fill), at 40 cents? (93,577.20
547,283 cubic yards grading (bar
row to be used In All), at 15 cents 82,092.15
25,580 linear feet curb reset, at 30
cents 7,674.00
7,500 linear feet new curb set, at
(1.10 \ S.250.00
77,803 square yards asphalt (new
and relald), at (2 155,606.00
4,599 square yards granite block
relaid, at 75 cents 3,449.25
7,851 Bquare yards macadam re
lald, at 20 cents 1,570.20
7,610 square yards gravel relaid,
at 25 cents 1,902.50
49,158 square yards sidewalk to
be laid, at (1 49.158.00
Changes In sewers and water
pipes 25,000.00
Add 15 per cent for contingencies. 64,241.89
Total cost of grading and
paving (492.521.19
Say (500,000.
The railroad companies agree to supply
earth for tilling free of cost on cars at sta
tion. thus allowing this great fill to be esti
mated at 15 cents per cubic yard.
The asphalt pavements that are to be re
lald are generally quite old. and the ones
that will replace them will be a betterment
to this extent. While difficult to estimate
the value of this betterment, it can safely
be placed at not less than (20.000.
Of the above total of (500.000 the follow
ing are directly attributable to change of
grade of streets due to elimination of grade
crossings from H street, inclusive, north
233,943 cubic yards grading (cut
to be used In fill), at 40 cents.... $03.5<7.00
9.789 square yards grading in fill,
at 15 cents 1.468.35
11,020 linear feet curb reset, at 30
cents o,3Uo.*JU
2.040 linear feet new curb, at (1.10. 2,244.00
15 248 square yards asphalt, at (2. 30,496.00
3,668 square yards gravel relaid, _
at 25 cents 910.75
7,851 square yards macadam re- __A _
laid, at 20 cents ...... J-1'" -3'
19,103 square yards sidewalk to
be laid, at (1 19103 00
Changes in sewers and water pipes, 25.000 00
Add 15 per cent for contingencies. 26.652.li*
Total 204.333.49
The ^balance of the total of (500.000. or
$300 000 Is directly connected with the
grading and paving of the plaza and streets
leading thereto, ttemnlzed as f?Uowa.
537.494 cubic yards grading In fill,
at 15 cents - ? $
14,560 linear feet curb reset, at 30
cents ..????????????? 4,308.00
5 460 linear feet new curb, at $1.10, 6,000.00
02,555 square yards asphalt (new
and relaid). at $2 125.110.00
4,599 square yards granite block
relaid, at 75 cents 3.449.~>
3,943 square yarns gravel relaid, at
25 cents 98j-75
30,055 square yards sidewalk (new
and relaid), at $1 ?0.05o.05
250 598.10
Add 15 per cent for contingencies,. 37.389.70
Total 288.187.80
The Teal estate to be purchased cannot be
valued until further figures are obtained
from the railroad. The president of the
Baltimore and Ohio has promised that such
i.nij required as is owned by the railroad
w,- be given at coat price. A preliminary
estimate Is made of $30?,000.
A map showing all property affected is
submitted. The value of most of the unim
proved property will probably be enhanced.
While the work is coing on around the
plasa. and until the roads are paved, much
of the Improved property will be difficult of
access. It will also be left below grade.
In many cases it will be possible to raise
the houses, but there will be considerable
damage to private owners. It is impossi
ble to estimate, even with reasonable ac
curacy, the amount ol tbese damage*. Am
Waltham Watches.
"From North to South,
from East to West."
"The Perfected American Watch," an dustrated book
of interesting information about <watches, vvfU be sent
free upon request.
American Watham Watch Company,
Waltham, Mass.
far as can be estimated it will be at least
A summary of the preliminary estimated
coat is as follows:
To be paid by the United States, $1.500.000.
to the Baltimore and Potomac railroad for
evacuation of the mall.
To be paid, half by the District and half
by the united States: $1,500,000 to the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad as per act of
February 12. 1901; $tU0,000. cost of grading
and paving; $500,000, real estate to be pur
chased; $550,000. damage to property.
All of this will not be paid out at once.
T?.e sums to go to the railroad companies
wi.i be paid only when the work is com
pleted, and the remainder only as the work
is done.
Taking all questions into consideration,
the Commissioners are of the opinion that
the proposed arrangement la for the best
interests of the District. The change Is a
great one and Intended to be permanent.
All grade crossings within the city limits J
! and on all new construction are abolished.
A union station la built, monumental in
character and in keeping with the plans for
beautifying the District. The location,
while not as simple from an eglneerlng
point of view as the one on C street, has
the great advantage of keeping Massachu
setts avenue open, of locating the station
where It will appear to the best advantage
and of being reached by direct line and
wide streets from any part of the city. The
cost to the District will be greater than the
first named location, but It la thought it
will in the end be more satisfactory.
Provision should be made for the street
cars to come to the station. The compa
nies have submitted plans for this, but such
can hardly be considered as final. As the
tracks cannot be put In until the grading
is completed there is no need of Immediate
legislation, but it may be advisable to au
thorize the Commissioners to make proper
provision for the street car companies to
connect with the plaza.
The Commissioners return the bill with
certain amendments inserted, most of which
are minor and have practically all been
agreed to by the railroad companies.
In the match for the District champion
ship Mr. AValker again, got the better of
Captain O'Farrell, and now stands six won
to the captain's two, with one drawn.
The one subject of interest at the rooms
of the local club Is the approaching match
with Brooklyn, Saturday, May 10. Ten or
twelve players, not yet decided, will take
part on each side. The two clubs will be
directly connected by wires to save time.
The correspondence match between the
two big states went New York's way this
week, accumulating to Pennsylvania's
2V4. This puts New York in the lead for
the first time, 74>4 to "3Vi.
As a part of the fair and exercises to
commemorate the Louisiana purchase the
chess players of all that section, under the
lead of 8t. Louis, have taken the prelimi
nary steps for an international tourney In
that city during the course of the fair. As
a prelude thereto they are now organizing
a correspondence tourney as a warmer up
for the later and more important event.
The entrance fee is $1, and each entrant
will receive the souvenir lapel pin of recog
nition for chess players at the congress and
The winner will receive gold medal and
privilege of entering the minor tourney of
the fair; silver medal for each divisional
winner; bronze medal for each player en
tering the semi-finals and special prizes to
be awarded later. Dr. J. L. Ormsbee of
Springfield, Mo., is the corresponding secre
Center Counter Gambit.
1 P?K4
2 PxP
8 P?Q4(a)
4 P-QB4
5 Kt?QB3
6 Kt-KB3
7 B-KS
8 KtxP
8 B?Q3
10 Castles
11 Q-K2
12 KR-Q
13 QR-B
14 Kt?B3
15 P?KR3
IB QxKt(c)
17 Q-K4
Walker, i O'Farrell.
P?Q4 i 18 Q?K
Kt-KB3 ' 19 KxB
KtxP 20 P?QKt3
Kt?KB3 i 21 Q- K3
P?K3(b) 22 B?Kt
23 P-B5
24 Kt?K3
P -Q1U
25 KtxKt
28 P?144
27 Q?K2.1)
28 (J-U5
29 K B
30 0-U4
31 Kt-Q3
32 K-K
33 K-o
34 K-K
B -BtVh
(a) Played according to approved methods.
<b) Heretofore the (JB has been developed before
this pawn has been developed, but Black'a follow
ing move breaks up White's center, though It leaves |
him a pawn plus on the queen's side.
(c) He might better have isolated the pawn. Ap
parently be overlooked Black's rejoinder at move
(d) With a view to a threat on the king's aid*,
but Black has a good defense, and, beside*, Insti
tute* a fatal attack.
Below are given two more games from
the recent Monte Carlo tournament.
Buy Lopez.
1 P-R4
2 Kt?KB3
8 B?Kt5
4 Castles
5 Kt?B3
0 P-Q4
7 KtxP
8 BxKt
| Napier. Mason.
I 18 KxB y?116
19 Q-Q4 P-B3
1 20 Kt-yRMdj B? Ktftiei
i 21 R-KIt R?K7ch
0 Kt(Q4)-K2Castl>s
?10 Kt?Kt8 R-K
11 Q-Q3
12 P-QKt3
13 B?Kt2
14 P?B3(a)
15 R-B2
lfi PxP(c)
22 KxB
23 RxKt
24 K?Q2
25 K-QS
26 Kt?K4
27 PxB
2* K-B4
29 PxP
30 Q-Q5ch
31 K-g3
32 K-Q4
33 Resigns.
R?Kch (f?
r? QR4
Kt -Kt5
17 Kt (B3VK4 Bxltch
(Notes. British Chess Magazine.)
(a) Or 14 P-KB4, Q--R5; 15 P-KR3. *c
(bi rnaound. The knight should remain Impris
oned and would eventually l?e lout. The after pla.v,
however, is complicated and full of pltfalla. so
that the attempt might be made.
(c) QKt?Q2 Is .the correct move here. White
should have won the gaiae then.
fd) Mr. Xapler embarked on the next variation
on the strength of this move, under the Impres
sion that it would be decisive, the exchange of
queens being forced.
(e> A problem-like move, but also the only one
to save the game. of. course, in conjunction with
the next move.
(f) From this point the ending is won by force.
Igl A pretty game, in spite of the slight Haw*
pointed out. _.
Giuoco Piano.
Tschigorin. Tarrasch.
1 P?K4 P-K4
2 Kt?KB3 Kt?QB3
3 B?B4 B-B4
4 Kt?B3
5 P-Q3
6 B-K3
7 Q-Q2
8 B-QKt5(b) Castles
0 BxKt
10 P?Q4
11 Q?Q3
12 Castles
13 B?Q2(d)
14 BxB
15 PxP
16 Q-KS
17 O?KKtB KtxKP(g)
18 Kt?Q4 P-KB3
IB Q?Kt3
20 Kt?BS
21 P-KU4
22 Kt?Q4
23 P-W
Tschlgorin. Tarrasrh.
24 P-KB4 P QB4
Kt?K2 ' 43 P*P
(Notes from the li lia< 111 Mill )
(a) Many masters prefer the following coot inn
tion: S BiB: 7 PxB. Kl-QR?: g B?Kt3,
KtxB: V HPxKt. Kt Kt?: M Q-KS. P KB*
Ibl We cannot apnmw this km* of Uat-Uiis
move of the B would tare been better at third
move In the game.
(c> Very strange maneuvering, which certainly
wins a P. but remove* the queen tort f?r ont of
play, and M. Tschlgorin tak?s advantage of thia In
a noteworthy manner.
(di Very well played. White threatens to win
* piece bv Kt?114.
tei If 15.. .. QxQ: 1? PxQ. Kt -Q2; PxQP.
WV.itc has the better position, bet this continua
tion mirbt !?ve been given pr -terrace to the one
(fl If 16 BxS; PxKt give* an analhllatlng
(g* Or 17 BxR; 18 QxKt B B5; 19 PiP.
PiP; ? I' K5. with ii Ktroax attack
< h? 21 BiK in iff tit In* ri?idur|Ti? to nW*?
play. ? * foilrxra: 22 P R.V B -B5; 23 PtKt. IIP;
24 Q U4, WK -g. X. Kt k7 cb . K K, 26 B -<J2.
(1? Why Bin ok ahotiM allow bia ??i?pou<nt tills
rain of time la not clear
U? Kt Kt6 H?H>iua tewptlciff. an Black dare n?*t
rapture, but the more to uotblug after
(ki lu order to fain time.
Base Ball Notes.
Columbian University boys play tlie Sen*
tors today.
Owrgctown Collie will (rive the Wash
ington* another try-out Monday, the last
practice same of the season.
First Baseman Carey's hitting yesterday
had a good look, and the other pi a vers wers
pleased with his showing Ely and Couchltn
are yet a little backward with the stick
Karnes demonstrated that he is capable
of doing good work In the Eastern League
Ho Is certainly as good as any one on the
Newark pitching staff.
Manager Loftus has held out three signs
on the fence, directly In line with the bat
ters, and the space will be painted a dark
green. "Del" made a kick on the signs as
soon as he reached the park
The painting of the grand stand will prob
ably be finished by Monday night or Tues
day. and It will present a pretty sight. Th?
work on the field will be also finished by
that time, and everything rounded up for
the opening game
About seven-eighths of the Georgetown
students will be on hand Monday to root
for the blue and gray team against the
Senators. The students claim that they de
feated the Waahlngtons once and can do It
Just as easily again.
The Baltimore and Boston clubs open Mm
season In the latter city today, as It Is
Bunker HOI day, and a great day for bas>
ball. The two teams advanced one of the
regular scheduled games to meet the con
tingency. The result of the game will be
watched with great Interest.
George Brown, the Washington boy with
the Phillies, has not got his eye on the
ball. He has yet to make his first hit of
the season. DeMont got two hits yesterday
for Boston, his first.
Catcher Clarke and Manager Loftus will
probably adjust their differences tomorrow
and BUI will probably go behind the bat
Monday, as Drill doesn't care to help throw
down his old college chums.
Hulswitt of last season's St Joe team Is
putting up a wonderful game at short for
the Philadelphia Nationals, as is Keddv
Dooin behind the bat.
Patsy Donovan of St. T,ouls has signed
Adams, the lferrlck. 111., phenomenon, who
went to that city to be a molnrman. and on
his first try out pitched a winning eleven
inning game against Louisville.
"Doc" Newton has been pitching well in
the exhibition games for the Brooklyn* If
he allows the catcher to do the thinking
for him the ex-Red may develop Into a
valuable man for the Hanion team.
During the eleven years that he was with
the Boston team Oharli" Nichols pitched
520 games, of which XII were victories, lMU
defeats and 9 tied.
San Francisco wants Harry Black to
come to the coast for an outfield position
He will wait to see what Cincinnati does
with him.
Hale and Malarkey appear to be the best
of the new crop of pitchers that has been
coralled for the Boston Nationals. Both
have done exceedingly good work in the
early games.
Barney McFadden Is pitching good ball
for the St. Joseph team. Not a run was
made off him by the Pirate# In the several
Innings In which he officiated against th-?
Champions early in the week.
Pitcher Lundgren, captain of the Illinois
University team, has agreed to go with the
Chicagos after the end of the college term.
Manager Selee was much impressed with
his work during the stay of the Remnants
at Champaign.
Mike Griffin has not had an offer from a
major league club for the coming season.
Several teams could use the ex-Brooklyn
lte, provided he could be Induced to get
back Into harness again
Fred Raynor, who was with Chicago law
spring. Is holding down third base for Los
Angeles, with "Reub" Waddell for a side
"I got tt," says the ball player who came
up from the sand lot as he goes for a fly.
"I have it." Is the way the college recruit
says It. That's the difference.?Detroit
Journal. And the fans do not care which
style Is used so long as the fly Is winged.
Jack Taylor of the Chicago National
League team stopped In Lancaster. Ohio,
Wednesday on his way to Cincinnati, where
he had been summoned by Manager Selee.
While there he made arrangements to play
with the Lancaster team during the com
ing season. Taylor says that he had
jumped the Chicago team because they
had promised him expense money to train
at Hot Springs and sent it to him and de
ducted It from his salary, which Is $3.0C?o
President Daly. In denying that he has
Issued a warning to players against Jump
ing. said: "Our constitution provides for ex
pulsion for a player who Jumps a contract,
and warning Is unnecessary. It seems to
me that the National League ]s liable to
make its raid. If it contemplates one, some
time in the fall, when many contracts ex
pire." The Players' Protective Associa
tion should enforce the penalty it pre
scribes against contract-Jumping'in the in
terest of Its members. Beyond the Incorpo
ration of a few platitudes Into its platform,
the union has taken no steps to elevate the
profession. So long as salaries stay at the
present quotations. President Daly and the
officers of the union, will not pay much at
tention to the morals of members ?Sporting
Link Lowe, who creates the Impression
every time he walks on the field that It is
the Boston and not the Chicago team that
Is playing because of his long service with
that club, is the captain of the Chicago ag
gregation. Link started the season well,
making three hits, two of which were pro
ductive of runs. Lowe was one of the men
the American League tried hard to get. and
had it not been for a promise he made
Manager Selee last year he would be play
ing third base for the St. Louis American
League team this season. "McAleer was to
see me. and I came very near Joining his
team." said Lowe last night. "I promised
Selee last fall, however. If I could get
away from Boston I would go wher
ever he went. Had I been unable to get
away from Boston I would surely have
jumped to the American League. I have
been with Selee so long, however, and we
understand each other so well that so long
as I can play ball I will want to be with
his team."?Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Royal Salute.
From Llpplocott'a Mietilne.
The fondness of navy officers for telling
Jokes at each other's expense is well known,
and their yarns, like the traditions of the
Indians, are handed down from one genera
tion to the next.
Years ago there was a brusque old admi
ral upon whom many stories were told?In
most cases true ones.
At one time, when the warship of which
the admiral was In command was off the
coast of Portugal, the king of that country
expressed a desire to visit an American
The admiral received the party with great
cordiality, but. Instead of sdin ssiug the
royal visitor aa "your majesty" or "your
highness." he Invariably called him "king."
It was "Step this way. king." "Look out
for your head, king." when showing him
about the vessel, and before his majestv
departed the admiral convulsed all within
hearing by ssylng hospitably. "King, come
down in the cabin and hare a drink."
A party of New Tork men and w?m> n
lnter?st<d In colonial and revolutionary his
tory. will make a trip to Virginia Ma* IX.

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