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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1903-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. There is much in merit, but of two stores of equal merit the one that does the best advertising will do the most business. Iff yoiia want a thoroughly weHS-ibosiit house, in one off tlhie prettiest spots in the city, look at these superior homes. 30=32=34=36=38 "R" Street. East off North Capitol Street. DECIDEDLY THE CHOICEST LOCATION WITHIN A RADIUS OF A MILE; wide paved ' veet; iement sidewalk; 2o-foot pared all-y In the rear; WIDE PARKING. Houses have a southern exposure. All materials used and the workmanship is far superior to any houses ever offered In this section. IF VOL' WANT A REAL GOOD, HONEST. SOLID BUI LI HOUSE, THESE ARE THE HOUSES TO BUY. -fiXr-L cng.co. Very handsome, expensive Roman brick, as har.l as Iron; very large, REAL STONE porch and iteps. FIRST FLOOR?Parlor, ret eptP n hall or library, dining room, pantry and kitchen. SWOND FLOOR? F??ur lovely bed rooms and large tiled bath, with porcelain tub, stationary washstand. nickel plumbing. LAR-GF ATTIC, reached by full (light of stair*. This attic Is worth hundreds of dollars; it can be used f??r storage <t servant's room and k?'cps the second story cool. Many cost'y cabinet mantels. '?i**n-alr fireplaces, oeautlftil gas fixtures, LARGE CLOSETS. Cellar under entire house; two-story rear porches, cement floors. STEAM HEAT?The houses have a flrst-clas, fuel saving steam-heating plant, guaranteed to jeat iu zero weather; no du*t and dirt; worth $5c>0 to u house. Only $5,250. Why are thev offered so lav! The ground was pu^hased at about one-half its real value for cash. THERE IS NO TRUST ON TIIK HOUSES. Thev paid "spot rash" for all materials and labor, thereby vin>i considerable. THE PURCHASER (JETS THE BENEFIT AND CAN PUIt CHASE A HOUSE FOR J5 210 THAT OT1IEK BUILDERS WOULD UK COMPELLED TO ASK |6,0t0 FOR. Do not fail to Inspect. Stone & Fairfax, 806 & 808 F St. N.W. A Great Reduced to $4,250, THIS HANDSOME DOUBLE DWELLING ON AN AVENUE N.W. FOR A DEBT; WILL LET IT CO FOR AM H NT Or FI1CST TliUST. IESENT OWNER TOOK CONVENIENT LOCATION. NEAIt SEVERAL CAR LINES, SCHOOLS. STORES AND CHURCHES. A VERY FINE HOME; A UIX>D PAYING INVESTMENT; A CHANCE TO SELL AT A PROFIT. Chain and Sprocket Tea. Si?-rlal Oorrv spend -nre of Thr Evening Star. ARUNDEL-ON-THE-BAY, Md., July 8, 1903. The Chain and Sprocket Club.entertained at an elegantly appointed tea on the Fourth from 7 to t>. Mrs. McCarthy. Mrs. Weller, Mrs. Hall and Miss Fceppetti assisted In re ceiving the guests, who Included all the resident population and their guests. After the reception the club gave a tine display of fireworks. Miss Ethel Cook Is the truest of Miss Grace Noble. Mr and Mrs. J. R. Bowen of Content cot tage liave with them for a few weeks Mr. ?nd Mrs J S. Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. Jumos L. Bowen, Miss Carrie F. Bowen, Miss M. Emma Bowen and Mrs. M. M. Bowon. ? Miss Frances Fitzpatrick entertained a number of her little friends at a birthday party Wednesday evening. The first hop of the season was held Sat urday night on the pier pavilion, and was a great success. A large number of guests were present from Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis. Mrs. A. Leftwich Sinclair is the guest of Mrs. A. F\ Fltzpatrick. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart, Miss Lil lian Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Mr. George W. Jones. Mr. John Young. Mr. May Young, Mr. Charles Wright and Mr. Rae Wright were registered at the Arundel Inn during the week. Mrs. Pardoe and children are with Miss Zulu Baker. Mr. Eden Kipp and family have joined the camp colony, making the canvas city quite an extensive one. Mrs. John Hill of Ne?r York city Is with her mother, Mrs. Dubois, for a month. Progress in the Erection of Buildings. FIREPROOF HOUSES CURRENT LAND VALUES AS SHOWN BY RECENT SALES. Improvements of Various Kinds Throughout the District?Notable Increase in Money Expended. Plans are being prepared for a residence for Capt. Lemly, United States navy, to be erected at the northeast corner of 19th and Baltimore streets. The house is to be a large structure, and the cost, it is estimated, will be about 520,000. Wood. Donn & Deming are the architects. The ground adjoining the residence of Mr. R. L. B. Clarke has been purchased by him and will be utilized as a lawn. The new part of his holdings fronts both Mary land avenue and B street between 1st and 2.1 streets northeast. Houses are to be built by F. J. Dieu donne in two lots, each fifty feet front, on the north side of Blnney street between 14th and liith streets. The residence erected several years ago by the late Governor Sims of Alabama at the northeast corner of 12th and K streets has been purchased by Dr. F. T. Chamber lain, who will make his home there. Some of the recent buyers of lots In Cen tral Heights are J. A. Walker, Charles Green, Charles Hugin, M. E. Scholl and Fred Barthelemy. Permits for Houses. During the past week the change in the building regulations went Into effect by which hereafter the walls of all two-story houses will be thirteen inches instead of nine inches In thickness. A large number of building permits have been Issued dur ing the time the adoption of this change has been pending. In some cases the pur pose was to take advantage of the former regulation,*and for this reason permits lor proposed buildings were asked for at an earlier period than would otherwise have been the case. Under normal conditions the beginning of new building operations is not common at this season of the year, as usually a start is made earlier in the year. The building operation which Involves the improvement of the entire square bounded by Princeton street and 7th and Sherman or loth streets north of Florida avenue has proceeded as far as the erection ol forty-two two-story houses. Messrs. Bates Warren and John L. Warren, who are car rying on this enterprise, have applied lor permits to erect sixty-five additional houses on this square. New Buildings Gcing Up. The dwelling at 1437 R street, owned by J. R. Garrison, is to be remodeled, and the improved structure will be a three-story brick and stone dwelling. Mrs. Katherine L. Johnson will build two houses on the north side of Corcoran street between 18th and 10th streets. A tract of 1;?0 acres of land Just west of Lanham station, on the Pennsylvania rail road, has been subdivided by Mr. John O. Johnson. The property will be called Har vey, formerly the name of the tract. The building sites will contain from two acres to five acres each. Building of Big Houses. The improvements in the arrangements and general^ style of the average dwelling house are so marked that they are within the observation of almost every one. The difference l>etween the house renting for or $30 a month some years ago and one that is ofTered at that rental at the present time is a wide one. There are many features to be found in the ordinary house which were not known then except in the more expensive residences. Today the man of moderate means, if he so desires can enjoy as well as his wealthy neighbor the conveniences of modern electrical de vices applied to household uses, while open fireplaces and hardwood mantels and tiled floors are features to be found alike in the spacious houso and in.one of limited dimen sions. This change ; i the quality of private res idences in this city has also been accom panied by an expansion in the size, and now there is a decided tendency toward large and elaborate private residences. The latest addition to this class happens to be the largest. It is the house which is being built for Mr. Larz Anderson, on the south side of Massachusetts avenue between -,1st and 22d streets. Located^as It is in "the section of some of the best types of this class and as th" walls are not yet to their full height, the fact of its great size has not attracted much attention. It has the extensive frontage of 140 feet. The Walsh house, which is just above on the next block, has only a frontage of about eighty feet, while the house of Mrs. Townsend across the street, stretches along Massa chusetts avenue about 100 feet. Fireproof Construction. The effect of this long stretch in the An derson house is lessened by the de vice of a central court, through which there will be an approach for carriages. The break in the straight line will save the structure from the monotony of a long, un broken stretch The material used in this structure, which has a depth of 100 feet is white stone. -The details are rather simple the architect evidently relying on the mass and the proportions for architectural effect. In the rear there is ample space between the alley and the house, and it is the inten tion to lay it out as an Italian garden sur rounded with mone walls twenty feet high and containing terraces. The house is being built In the most sub stantial manner, and is to be of fireproof construction. This latter Is so unusual in house construction that special attention la called to the fact that the beams and floor joists are to be of steel with terra cotta and the partitions, when not of brick are to be of terra cotta. In fact, the house will be as non-combustible as any of the so called fire-proof structures of the day Sim ilar construction was employed in the Walsh house, but with those two exceptions that character of work has been sparingly used in house construction In this city. The Walsh house is said to have cost over half a million of dollars, and It Is quite likely that nearly that amount will be expended before the Anderson house is completed. Building Statistics. Building for June in twenty-three of the principal cities of the country, according to Construction News, shows a loss of lo per cent ns compared with the correspond ing month a year ago. Of these cities six teen show gains varying from 7 to 233 per cent, while losses in seven cities vary from .001 to CI per cent. It is significant that the principal losses are In the large cities such as New York. 40 per cent; Chlcajro' 7; Philadelphia, .004, St. Louis, 64; Cincin nati, <>l; Seittle, 18, and Minneapolis, 3 per cent. Building operations In New York city have betm greatly curtailed on account of serious labor troubles, and at this time there is no certainty as to when operations will be resumed. The decrease In Chicago can be attributed to labor troubles In other lines than the building trades and also tire enforcement of the tenement bouse law which has seriously Interfered with the operations of speculative builders. In St. Louis the great detriment has been the high prices of building materials and' wages ?no higher, however, than elsewhere, but accentuated In that city by the lack of enterprise on the part of builders. Labor troubles have also inter fered with operations In Cincinnati. It is Interesting to note the long list of cities which show increase, including Buffalo at 233 per cent, Denver, 180; Milwaukee, 160; Washington, U8; Cleveland, 54; Indianapolis, 57; Atlanta, 54; Pittsburg, 50; San Fran cisco, 45; Brooklyn, 42; Memphis, 30; New Orleans, 33; Los Angeles, 20; St. Paul, 10; Allegheny, 9; and Detroit, 7 per cent. The summer months, however, are be tween seasons and it is not to be expected that operations will be upon as extensive a scale as they are In the spring months or in the fall. It is too late to begin build ing operations for fall renting, and too early for spring. Building operations have so far this year established a high level, and it is believed that It will be maintained throughout the year. Important Transactions. The largest transactions of the week were the purchase for the purposes of sub dlvision_of a tract of twenty-flve acres on the west side of Connecticut avenue, ad joining Cleveland Park on the north, and the other was the change In the ownership of the southeast corner of 13th and P streets. The announcement is made by Messrs. Robinson & Trimmer, who bought the surburban tract, of their intention to spend a large sum of money In Improve ments, with the view of making a flrst class subdivision. It Is also interesting to note that the price which Is reported to have been paid for this property was about JG.0C0 per acre. Even though this reported amount may be In excess of the actual price, still the difference cannot be great enough to cause so much of a shrinkage from what these figures show Is the prolit of the Chevy Chase Land Company. The latter bought this property, then a portion of a larger tract, some thirteeri years ago, and paid for it at the rate of about $1,600 per acre. The difference between this pur chase price and the selling price shows a gross profit of over 300 per cent. When the interest and taxes and other expenses are deducted no doubt there remains a very fair interest on the money invested thir teen years ago. The significant feature about the transfer in the ownership of the P street corner property is the fact that It is to be Im proved with a modern business structure. The price paid, which, on the basis of a standard lot of 100 feet, was about ?25 per square foot, is looked upon as a good value for the property, and as indicating that F street holdings as an investment continue to fetch good prices. >. Dr. Dudley Morgan's Home. Dr. James Dudley Morgan is erecting a summer residence for his family at Chevy Chase. The house will be built for com fort and coolness, and will be neatly and substantially finished. Porches will be large and airy, having a pretty prospect I of the country and Connecticut avenue ex tended. The first floor will be trimmed in chestnut, having sash windows opening or. the porch. There will be five bed rooms and a spacious attic, surmounted by roof of gable cesign covered with red Vermont slate. Judge Pritchard's Residence. Judge Prltchard of the District Supreme Court has purchased the Francey double brick house on Euclid plaee( near Justice Harlan's residence, at the corner of Euclid Piace and 14th street extended. Extensive improvements are being roavfe 'o the prop el ty. It has a fine brick stat;<? and ample grounds. The lot adjoining on. the west has been purchased from Mr. Clarence P. Cobb. Including this purchase. Judge Prltchard will have a lawn 100 feet front, making the whole property one of the most desirable for residential purposes In the District. American Company Buys a Home. The American Home Life Insurance Com pany of Washington. D. C.. has purchased the large building on the northwest corner of 5th and G streets northwest, known as "Society Temple." ONLY 200,000 THERE. Quite a Party Lately at the Big City by the Sea. Special CorresjiondeDce of The Kvenlng Star. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July II, 1003. The double-headed holiday over the Fourth created a new record tor crowds In this city for July. The number of people on the island on Sunday was conservative ly estimate at 200,000. At all events, the resources of the railroads were put to the test to handle the people. The arrivals dur ing the past few d^ys are almost up to the standard of last week, and the crush fs now on for the season. The bathing beach Is crowded every morning and the bath house proprietors are rapidly making up the defi cit of the last rainy and cold month of June. The growth of the exhibitions of the'At lantic City Horse Show Association has been so rapid that this event Is now the leading open air show of the country. The wreck of the Annie Lee, which has been a picturesque bit in the seascape on the ocean front for the past six months or more, has developed into a menace to life and a problem to the life savers. It lies about an eighth of a mile from shore and is a standing temptation to foolhardy swim mers to perform the feat of swimming to it. But the wreck has created a number of dangerous currents, and the authorities are compelled to keep a heavy guard at that point to restrain the reckless bathers from attempting the feat. Mayor Stoy and a committee of citizens has appealed to the War Department to have the ship blown up as an obstruction to navigation. If the ap peal Is not granted the local authorities will apply the dynamite. The Pennsylvania railroad Inaugurated a series gf Sunday excursions from New York this week. The success of the first excur sion amazed the railroad officios, over fif teen cars coming down loaded to their full est capacity. The run fs made in a little over three hours, affording the metropoli tans ample time to take in all the sights on the Island and a dip in the ocean. A/'eL?ea? of agitation oi the subject the authorities have placed "mile stones" the entire length of the Boardwalk a* a matter or information to pedestrians and to pro mote veracity. They show that the exact distance of the esplanade from the Inlet to Jackson avenue is four and a Qiiajpter miles. Geographical Friendships. From the Week's Progress. A true friend, of course.^, is one whose bodily presence, agreeable ;thoi?h it be, Is not essential to the continuance of the relation. Such a one we meet after a ten years separation with as lfttie awkward ness as if we had parted yesterday. We need not even write to each other, except as we desire to know the facts of daily progress or retrogression and satisfy our pride in the other's achievements or ex press our verbal sympathy over his dis appointments. Such friendships are few, one or two for every man or woman who Is capable of deep feeling, and that is usually all. But there is a larger minor grade of friendships that are based upon propinquity. The man we chum with be cause we go to the same college, or travel with on the same train or boat, or stop with at the same hotel, or- sit near in the same office, or chat with at the same club belongs to this geographical class. Some one of him may become a deeper friend but as a rule our delation with him de pends entirely upon certain common in terests. business, social, or Intellectual, and does not extend beyond the gratifica tion of the desire to' talk to or merely be some one who will not Jar. That de sire. truly, is. the foundation of all the common human interrelations; without it, social relations would be purely sporadic. \ f Camp Site Near Marshall Hall to Be-Abandoned. ARMY PAY FOR TROOPS BRIGADE HOPES TO RECEIVE AD DITIONAL COMPENSATION". Provisions of the New Militia Law on the Subject?Announcements of Interest. There are the best of reasons for the be lief that the annual encampment of the troops of the National Guard of the Dis trict of Columbia will not be held at a point known as the "George Reinfelt. Farm," about one and one-half miles south of Marshall Hall, M-d., notwithstanding: the general orders to that effect Issued yester day and exclusively published in The Star. It has been reported by the well diggers that they have been unable to secure a supply of good water on the Reinfelt farm. Gen. Harries declares that under no cir cumstances will he permit the brigade to go into camp at any place unless its water supply Is not only good, but excellent. An abundance of water has been struck on the Reinfelt farm, but one of the surgeons de clares that it is not fit for drinking pur poses. This fact, together with Gen. Har Tiwi declaration, seems to render it cer tain that after all the guard will not go into camp there. knowIfdse, lately secured, that most ni#J o regular troops stationed near this ? i aJ Washington and Fort Hunt have been temporarily ordered away makes it impossible to carry into effect the riginal plan to indulge in extensive ma culminate with an attack on one of the forts mentioned. Therefore, it Is faLi- "? sPeci,al reason now exists for es S !lSunf. a e ln the vicinity of Mar shall Hall. In the event the Reinfelt farm is aban doned, as now seems certain, the brigade g?,}? Leesburg, Va.; Gaithersburg. Md., or Herndon. Va. Army Pay for Guardsmen. An announcement of great interest to the officers and enlisted men -of the National Guard of the District of Columbia is to the effect that all such officers and men as shall hereafter engage in actual field or camp service for instruction will re ceive pay while so engaged at the same rate to which officers and enlisted men of the corresponding grades of the regular army are .entitled by law. Therefore, it seems likely that those Na tional Guardsmen who participate ln the coming outing near Marshall Hall will re ceive compensation therefor, in addition to the pay they will receive based on the pay rolls covering the six months ended June 30 last. It Is stated that for the ten days to be included in the coming outing privates will be entitled to about $5 and mounted captains, for Instance, about *55.5tt-the rating being estimated as one third of the monthly rate for the grades mentioned in the regular establishment. The Law Providing for Payment. Section 14 of the act to promote the effi ciency of the militia and for other pur t poses, approved January 21r 1903, provides for paying guardsmen engaged in field serv ice for instruction. The section, the terms of which seem to be very clear, follows; "That whenever it shall appear by the report of inspections, which it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to cause to be made at least once in each year by officers detailed by him for that purpose, that the organized militia of a state or territory or of the District of Columbia is sufficiently armed, uniformed and equipped for active duty in the field, the Secretary of War is authorized, on the requisition of the governor of such state or territory, to pay to the quartermaster general thereof, or to such other officer of the militia of the said state as the said governor may designate or appoint for the purpose, so much of its allotment out of the said an nual appropriation under section 1001 of the Revised Statutes as amended as shall be necessary for the payment, subsistence and transportation of such portion of said organized militia as shall engage in actual field or camp service for instruction, and the officers and enlisted men of such mili tia while so engaged shall be entitled to the same pay. subsistence and transpor tation or travel allowances as officers and enlisted men of the corresponding grades of the regular army are or may here after be entitled by law. and the officer so designated and appointed shall be re garded as a disbursing officer of the United States, and shall render his accouut through the War Department to the proper accounting officers of the treasury for settlement, and he shall be required to give good and sufficient bonds to the United States, ln such sums as the Sec retary of War may direct, faithfully to account for the safekeeping and payment of the public moneys so intrusted to him for disbursement." Ample Funds Available. It is explained that under section 1661 of the Revised Statutes as amended there is to the credit of the National Guard of the District of Columbia at the present time about $17,000, which is only 50 per cent of the amount to which the District will ulti mately be entitled under the section ln question during the current fiscal year. As, It is said, less than $10,000 would*be re quired to pay tiirse officers and men who participate In the coming outing In the field for instruction, there does not appear to be anything to prevent the making of the payment as indicated. Furthermore, It Is understood that government employes who are members of the local brigade will be entitled to the pay for camp service the same as those guardsmen who are not ln government employ. If It Is decided that the suggested pay ment shall be made, the attendance at the coming encampment. It Is believed, will be larger ln numbers than that in connection with any previous outing of the citizen sol diery of the national capital. As the mem bership of the brigade is now rapidly ap proaching the 1.700 mark, the turnout should be a big one. Gen. Harries has officially called the mat ter to the attention of the War Depart ment. The question will be referred to the Judge advocate general of the army for de cision. Announcements of Interest. The battery of artillery which was mus tered Into the National Guard June 30, 1903, under the act of March 1, IStS), will be designated and known as the 1st Battery, Field Artillery, N. G. D. C. The pamphlet entitleu "Report of Colonel Arthur L. Wagner, Assistant Adjutant Gen eral, United States Army, Chief Umpire. Maneuver Division, Camp Root, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1002," will shortly be distributed to the officers of the brigade. One copy will be sent to each regimental, battalion and company commanding officer, to be read, in turn, by the officers of the unit. A card will accompany each pamphlet, on which will be entered the date each officer re ceives the document, the date on which he concludes the reading of same and his sig nature. When the last officer in the unit has read the pamphlet and dated and signed the card he will return same to his command ing officer, who will detach the card and ONE GAR FARE, BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN SUES. SPLENDID INVESTMENT PROPERTIES. Located right in the heart of the growing section of the suburban northwest, where tl?c most conservative investors are large buyers and where VALUES ARE ON A STEADY INCREASE. These lots we are selling for 12 cents a foot today will increase twofold value within the next year. They are located at DRUMMOND, on the Georgetown Electric Railroad, at an altitude of 400 feet above the city. ONE CAR FARE. Lots 80 by 155 feet; broad streets paved with macadam; wide grassy parking; electric lights; perfect Sewage; sup?rb water system; splendid proposition for investment or home buyer. EASY TERMS. Buy the lot and we will loan you the money to build the home. WRITE OR CALL FOR PARTICULARS. MARTIN BROS., 1925=D<9>27 Penna. Avenue. promptly forward It direct to the adjutant | general. The pamphlet may then be placed In the files or library of the organization Printed letter heads for purely official correspondence will hereafter be furnished annually to all organization!, as follows: To each regimental headquarters, the band and the corps of I.e.a music, half ream. To each battalion headquarters, company, battery, corps and disivision of me Naval Battalion, one ream. The first issue is now ready and may be procured from the superintendent of the armory upon application by commanding officers, who will give receipt therefor. Notes. Because of removal from the District, Quartermaster Sergeant Mills Dean, 5th Battalion, has been honorably discharged. Private Arthur J. Decker, Company K. 2d Regiment, has been discharged in the interest of the service. Bv reason of expulsion from Company I, 2d Regiment, Private Howard E. De Atley has been dishonorably discharged. Privates Benjamin J. De Lacy and Wil liam T. Pugh, both of Company G. 1st Regiment, have been honorably discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability. Sergeant Major Richard B. Clayton, fith Battalion, has been transferred to the gen eral non-commissioned staff, D. C. Militia, as staff sergeant. Quartermaster Sergeant J. Ligon King. 1st Regiment, has been transferred to the battery of Field Artillery as private. Landsman Edward B. Robey, 2d Division, Naval Battalion, has been transferred to Company E, 2d Regiment. Private Joseph G. Ryan. Company B. 2J Regiment; Private Edgar Waple, Com pany E, 2d Regiment, and Privates William B. Bunton, Albais J. Cunningham. Thomas P. Littlepage and Frank C. Meads, all of Company G, 2d Regiment, have been hon orably discharged on their own applica tions. HOTELS FILLING UP. Washingtonians Who Are Enjoying the Seaside. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. CAPE MAY, N. J.. July 9. 1903. The active season began in full force this week, and there Is now that intensity of social activity which will prevail until the close of the season. There is gaiety on every hand, and no matter where the vis itor goes there is something to do or to be enjoyed. It has been a week In which golf has played a conspicuous part, as Indeed it does every week here. There have been besides the women's medU play tourna ment and the men's medal play tournament today, a Scotch foursome, mixed foursome and Invitation tourneys by members of the club. Last night the Cape May Yacht Club was organized at the Hotel Lafayette, and this association proposes to do many things to advance the Interests of yachtsmen here. After spending more than $1,000,000 get ting ready to develop their land, the Pitts burg syndicate began operations officially on Wednesday afternoon, and the big dredge began to pump their land along the beach front and to build a twenty-two foot land locked harbor which they pro pose to complete at a cost of about $6,000, 000. For eighteen months they have been at work purchasing land, perfecting titl< s and preparing plans. The immediate work which Is being done, a part of which is being paid for by the municipal corpora tion is the building of an extension of two' miles of board walk, bulkhead and beach drive extended to Sewell's Point, and the line of a main trunk sewer a dis tance o fthree miles into the Delaware bay. Work on these Improvements were all be gun in the past ten days; this work is going on without In any way interfering with the delights of old Cape May. Sussex D. Davis of Virginia Is among prominent guests at the Colonial. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gibson of Wash ington accompanied by their daughter, Mrs Elmer E. Mitchell of Wilmington, are at the Stockton for the month of July. Mr Ross Thompson of Washington, ac companied by his wife and children and Miss Mason, are pleasantly located at the Stockton for an extended sojourn. Mr. and Mrs. V. 8. Conkle are among Washingtonians who have arrived this week and opened cottages here. At the close of the summer season they will go to West Virginia and pass the fall months Mr. and Mrs. B. T. McCartney are among Washingtonians at the Sea Crest. Miss Margaret C. Lohr is also at the same hotel. Mrs. T. F. Schneider of Washington is a guest at the Stockton. Mr and Mrs. Charles F. Bryant regis tered at the Star Villa this week and will remain for about three weeks. Mr and Mrs. William A. Johnson are among the Washingtonians staying at the Lafayette. Miss Mary Stiles Is at the Lafayette, chaperoning Miss Jennie B. Conroy and Miss Katherine Schwartz. James Hargrove is among guests at the ^Dr* and Mrs. J. C. McGuIre and J. C. McGuire. jr., are at the Baltimore Inn for an extended visit. George T. Robb is among Washingtonians at the Marcy. Miss Kelly and Miss Nellie B. Sage are Washingtonians staying at the Marcy. Daniel Hutchinson has Joined Washing ton friends at Congress Hall. C. R. Jones and Dr. J. E. Ellegood are among the guests from Washington at the EEx-Con?re?sman J. H. Hoffecker, Jr., of Reduced to S4,400. THIS KINK. I.AItGK IIOKSK. ni ll.T To SKI L KOU TERMS, $200 (lit MOKE CASH IIAUXCE $20 MONTfl nit MuHK A FIIiST-CLASS INVESTMENT. On a Lettered Street Northwest, Surrounded by Handsome New Houses. Attractive front, stone and brick; stone j>orch; ? rooms; RECEPTION HALL; TILED P.ATII ROOM; cabinet mantels; electric pas lighting; !K?nutLfully decorated. ROOM FOR STABLE ON LOT. Near schools, cars, stores. ? Stone & Fairfax, 806-808 F St. N.W. it Delaware Is among prominent guests at Congress Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lenox are among Wasliingtonians at the Kbbitt. Henry T. Littlelield is at the same hotel. W. J. Matthews has apartments at th* Stockton. Mrs. S. H. Parke and Mrs J. P. Kan* a:e at the Elberon for a ten days' sojourn. Mrs. J. Maloom Henry and two sons are at the Baltimore Inn for their usual sum mer outing. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Tobrlner and Mrs. Delia Harper are at the Chalfonte for th* season. J. YVinslow Rich is at the Baltimore Inn. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Tolson are guests at the Aldine. Mr. and Mrs. Harrington Mills are Wasb tonianf* at the Stockton for the summer. Mr. Frederick Van Dyne, assistant solici tor of the Department of Slate, is her* for a short visit. Washington Grove News. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. WASHINGTON GROVE. Md., Juiy 10, 1903. Rosant, the juggler, entertained a larg* audience at the Washington Grove Assem bly Hall tonight. He twirled burning lamp*, plates, balls, etc., in the air, and at the end of each performance he was greeted with great applause. Mrs. Wm. T. Betts sans * solo during the Intermission. Rev. Harold M. Rider, pastor of Goisuch Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach at the Sunday services. Mrs. Virginia C. Cornelius of Bowie, Md., Is the guest of her brother, Mr. Roszel Woodward. Miss Bertie Moulden Is visiting Mrs. Geo. Burrough. Mr. W. O. Talbott is camping with Com* pany K of Rockviile, at Bel Air, Md. Miss Emma Childs of Annapolis. Md., la witli her sister, Mrs. W. H. Pace, for th* summer. Dr. P. H. Whlsner, secretary of th* Church Extension Society of the M. E. Church South of Louisville, Ky.t is the guest of Mrs. W. H. Pace. The Chautauqua program for next week includes a lecture Monday evening by Miss Susan Plessner Pollock on "Kindergarten Theory and Interpretation;" chalk talk and crayon sketches Friday evening, by Mr. Felix Mahoney and Mr. Will C hand lee of the Washington Evening Star; lit erary entertainment Saturday evening, by Mrs. Estelle Davis of New York. Miss Eunice Berry and Miss Alice Berry, who have been the guests of Mihs Meta. Altschu for several days, have returned home. Mr. Montford Houghton Is at the rjrove for a few days with hla father, Mr. W & Houghton. Mr. Geo. Pitt was a recent visitor to thp Grove.