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LOAN COMPANIES. I LOAN COMPANIES.
LOAN COMPANIES. ANNOUNCEflENT. - ^ The Metropolitan Loan and Trust Company Of New York begs to announce that they have opened an office at 505 E street northwest, Washington, D. C., and propose lending money on household goods, pianos and all kinds of furniture at the very lowest rates of interest consistent with safe business principles. They have a large surplus and can consequently give better terms and lower rates than any of the companies now doing business in the city. Loans made in amounts from Ten ($10.00) dollars upward. The goods are left in your possession; there is no publicity or recording. They allow liberal discounts for loans paid off before maturity. They allow exten sions in case of sickness without extra charge. In coming to their of fice you need not fear being seen entering a place where the public will know your mission. If in need of money, give them a call. If not in need of money now you may be at some time, therefore preserve this card for reference. If you have a loan elsewhere now and need more money, do not hesitate to call upon them. ; No Deduction From Loan. You Get the Full Amount. Se*Number, E Street Northwest Office Opens Monday, November 2. On Farnltura, Planoa. !?., without removal. Wa ara an old-eatabllabed compnny. and can guarantee the loweat ratea. eaalaat paymenta and most liberal discounts In caaa loan la paid before the tlma ex pire* , loana wltb otber companies paid oC and nor* money advanced. Money name daj you appt/. Private offices. , ABsoi.rnci-T no rrn licit*. NO ADVANCE CH ARGR& NOTHING DEDUCTED FROM loan. Potomac Guarantee Loan Cn 828 F HTREKT N.W.. Atlantic building, Boom 18. si29tf-20 Money! ^ ~ Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry anil Household Goods In Storage and pay hack as convenient. No pub llclty. Interest at HORNING, ceniri? Bldg.-^Jpatalra. no 30-14(1 ~E HAVE A BAR'L Of Money to lend on Furniture, Planoa, etc., at the lowest rates of any company In the city. No re moval, no recording. Business con fidential. If you have a loan now and need more money, do not hesi tate to come to us. Surety Loam Co., Boom 1, Warrior BMg.. Oth and F n.w. Entrance. 523 9th. ec13-tf,20 Money Loaned Salaried People And others, without security; easy payments. larg est business In 48 principal cities. TOLA!AN, oeJttMf-5 Kooui 101, 6&1 15th st. n.w. THIS PRIVATE Bank will aecommodtte you with money today. Any amount from $10 to (500 quickly loaned on Household Goods. I'laro, Furniture, etc. Applies* tlons Free. If you fill to get a loan anywhere, rail on ua and you wl I not be disappointed. Tha Cheapest. Easiest and Beat place tu get money. Old Reliable. Capital Loan Co., 602 F Street N.W. Private entrance roon 9. se2tt-tf jnm "on pianos, ! VI Ss FURNITURE, )J ETC. Half Rates for Money. All transactions quick and confidential. Private offices. No charge for papers. We aollclt the trade of the cautious and conservative people who are Unwilling to pay the high rates charged by other companies. The Only Independent Company. HATIOSML EDM & 4th Floor, ICTaTMEBT CrCiES? "" oc28-tf Us. JOANS madn on furniture, pianos. etc.. without removal. Do aot hesitate If jou want money, as yon can make yoar own terms, and wa Dak ? no lnqulrlsa among youf neighbors, frlenda or employer. To ox trarsactlons with us are not pub* llah 'd. Everything strictly confiden tial. If j ua want to aavs money, tlira and worry?&?& US, Washington Mortgage Loan Co., F St. N. W. JaSl-tf SO FALL AND WINTER RESORTS. HOTEL DENNIS, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Dlrecily facing the ocean; hot aud cold sea water In private hatha; gulf link privileges. oc20-26t-10 WALTER J. Bt:ZBY. T11B BERkKLyT, KENTUCKY AVE., NEAK THE lieach, Atlannc t'lty. Open all the year; steam ?"**1. electric lights; fc'iuuy roouia; excellent ta me; absolute cleanliness; reasortatde winter rates* write for t? kiet. W. A. ARMSTRONG, Owner. ' ocl , -.Tit.S MOT it; L TRAVMORE, Atlantic C.ty, N. J. Ketnalns open thmnghout tbs ery. known comfort and convenience. Golf privileges. it uniting water in b*>d rooms. Trajmors Hotel Co. t?15-62t 6) l>. 8. WHITE. Presidest. Carroh SpringsSanitarium FOR INVALIDS AND CONVALESCENTS. Forest i.len, M.l, Open all the year. Hatha, elec tricity. ?uu parlor, covered verandas, hot water heat open Ores I lire spring water piped through the Miilding*. Its convenience to WaMhington esi>eclaHv recommends It. Send for Illustrated Wklet 1)6 tf.lO Address G. 11. WRIGHT, M.D. fraught with all th. Joyoaa r ness of spring" jAt Hotel Chamberlin, Old Point Comfort, Va. The situation, ;uj well as the ap pointments. of this famous hostelry are peculiarly conducive to recrea tion and enjoyment at this season. Cuisine and scrvlce of unsurpassed excellence. Hampton Roads: MOnrOC : X'heSr? C^hbootlng preserve of 10.000 acrea for exclusive uae of guests. Fine sb.utlng; dogs and guides furnished. Golf the year round. W asbington office. Bond bldg. . Write for booklet. GEO. F ADAMS, Mgr.. avl3 tu,Ih&s-!otit :8 Fortreaa Monroe, Va. DOGS, CATS, ETC. FOR 8ALB--CANARYS FROM $1 So l'I'W \KD? narrota. dogs. csts. goldllsb; Chinese lilies, Bc.': hyacinths, tulips and other bulbs. SCHMID'fl BIRD STORK. 718 12th st. n.w ocIS tfji 1?TH STREET HOSPITAL FOR ANIMALS. 1 Boarding for dogs aud cata. llum.n. ?tlona only. Medical treatment aud caraful nura lng. 211M 14th at. n.w. 'l'bona M. 171-M *uli>-tf-4 DR. CECIL FRENCH. EXPERT SPF.C1AI 1st" Graduate of McGlU Cnlverslty and Royal virtl erluai-y High School. Munich. Germany TREATMENT OF DOG & CAT EXCLl'SIVFt v Boarding Kennels, cor. I^well aod ahh JL 0fflee,^T18 12tb at. TaU. MH-X ^ MONEY WANTED AND TO LOAN. TO LOAN? <1,500 at on flrst mortgage trust funds; also f.-iOO and $300 at 0% for clients; will take undivided Interest* In unsettled estates for se curity If satisfactory. LAWYER, 406 Columbian RLilg. 'Phone E-107. ocol-3t TO LOAN, IN HAND, *1,000, $1,500, $2,OUO, $4,000 and upward, at lowest rate of Interest and com mission on Washington real estate. oc31-3t I.1KHKKMAXN & 11AWN. 1803 F st. I TO LOAN?TRUST FUNDS IN SUMS OF $500. 1 $1,000, $1,500, $2,1X10, $2,500. HUFTY & HUFTY. Attorneys, It* Columbian law Building. i WANTED?FROM PRINCIPAL, $750 LOAN AT 1 6"? on lot In Takoma Park, Md., lust over District line; worth more than double amount wanted. Address Box 1>1. Star office. It* I HAVE SOME BL'ILDINQ MONEY ON HAND. R. 10. BRADLEY. 1303 F st. oc27-tit MONEY TO LOAN AT LOWEST RATES OF Interest ou approved real estate security in this city: no delay. R. E. BRADLEY, 1303 F St. oc27-26t 1 MONEY TO LOAN ON INDORSED NOTES, LIFE Insurance policies and second trusts at low rates uf interest. T. W. STU liltLEFIELD, oc3-3m.2t 1224 F St. n.w. MONEY TO LOAN IN SUMS TO SUIT AT CUR rent rates of Interest on real estate in the Dis trict of Columbia. FITCH. FOX & BROWN. ocl-tf-5 1406 Q st. n.w. WE CAN MAKE YOU A LOAN ON YOUR D. O. real estate In sums to suit at prevailing rates of Interest, accorain., to amount and ?ecurlty. SMALLEST POSSIBLE EXPENSE. se30-tf MOORE & HILL (Inc.). 717 14th St. n.W. i WE HAVE READY FUNDS TO LOAN FROM $1,000 1 to $5,000 at 4V6 and 6 per cent Interest; only on D. C. real estate. BTONE & FAIRFAX, se26-tf 800-808 F St. n.w. TO LOAN? ON CITY PROPERTY? $50,000, 4% $00,000, 4 4-10%. t100.000, *Wh. 300,000, 0% Large Bums a specialty. | ?e9 tf-8 EARLY & LAMPTON. 615 14th St. n.W. $500,000 TO LOAN ON D. C. REAL ESTATE. We are making large loans. Get our terms tor any sum. SULLIVAN & HEITMULLEB, ?Phone 2533-M. (sel-780 316 Bond building. TO IX)AN- _ ON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REAL ESTATE $8,000. $2,800, $6,000, $2,000. $3 000, $500. THOS. E. WAGOAMAIf, feT-tf 017 F st. n.w. $1,000,000 TO LOAN ON CITY REAL ESTATE. Any amount. Lowest rates. - L. O. DE LASHMUTT. so6-tf,4 1421 Q St. n.w. MONEY TO LOAN ON D. C. REAL ESTATE. LOWEST RATES. _ R. W. WALKER & SON. 1006 F N.W. ?p!4-tf MONEY TO LOAN ON APPROVED REAL Es tate within the District of Columbia, in Amounts to suit applicants, at lowest rates of interest. Jel9 tf.4 GEO. W. LINKINS. 600 19th st. n.w. IF YOU WANT TO BORROW OR LOAN, BUY OR sell, on real estate. 1 can save you time and cash, as I give personal attention to all deals. de6-tf,4 J EAK1N GADSBY. B26 13th St. n.W. MONEY TO LOAN IN SUMS TO SUIT. AT LOW est rates of Interest, on D. C. real estate. Large loans a specialty. Prompt attention. WALTER II. ACKER, noT-tf.B 704 14th st. n.w. MONEY TO U)A.N AT 3>4. 4 and 4<4 PER CENT, In sums of $1,000 to $100,000, on D. 0. real es tate; pay off 5 per cent and 6 per cent loans and begin anew at lowest rates of Interest: all trans actions conducted with economical consideration for borrowers. WM. II. SAUNDERS A CO., Je8-tf,7 1407 F St. n.w. MONEY T<> LOAN ON D. C. HEAL ESTATE? Lowest rates of Interest. Payment on principal In amounts o? $500 or more received at any in terest period. THE F. H. SMITH COMPANY, Bond bldg.. 1408 N. Y nve. n.w. de4-tf MONEY TO LOAN ON DISTRICT HEAL ESTATE at current rates of Interest. RENTINO OF PROPERTIES given special attention. no7-tf JIEHHERT A. GILL. 1319 F st. n.w. LARGE OR SMALL LOANS SECURED; STOCKS, bonds, bldg. and loan asso. shares, life Ins. poli cies, syndicate certlfs., warehouse receipts and real estate trusts taken. C. A. BAKER. 40-42 Metgerott bldg.. 1110 F st. sel6-tf,4 MONEY TO LOAN ON APPROVED CITY REAL estate at 4. 4H and 5 per cent Interest. Special privileges with respect to prior payments. Large amounts a specialty. TYLER Si RUTHERFORD. 1S07 F st. n.w. fe9-tf-0 H. K. FULTON'S LOAN OFFICE. 314 9TII ST. N.W. ESTABLISHED 1R70. MONEY LOANED ON WATCHES, DIAMONDS. JEWELRY. SILVERWARE. ETC. _OLD GOLD AND SILVER BOUGHT. JaSl-tf.6 USE OF SOAP. Theory of Its Being Injurious Not Likely to Stop Consumption. From the London Chronicle. It is extremely improbable that the letter of a "Colonist," regarding the use of soap as lnlurious, will cause any great drop In the consumption of soap; Its use extends over too long a period to bo lightly dis carded. Pliny Is the llrst to mention soap, and he declares It to be an invention of the Gauls, though he prefers the German to the Gallic soap. It was manufactured in this country in early times, for Klchard of Devizes, writing In the reign of Richard I, quotes the words of a French Jew, who wrote still earlier: "At Bristol there is no body who Is not or has not been a soap maker, and every Frenchman esteems soap makers as he does nlghtmen." In the reign of Edward I soap was evidently largely manufactured at Coventry, for llobcrt of Gloucester has the lines: Soap about Coventry, and iron at Gloucester; Metal, lead, tin, in the county of Exeter. In London the tirst soap works was estab lished in 1K!4. but those persons who travel from Liverpool stre-jt to Stratford have uason for wishing that soap making had mnalnc-d at Bristol. Soap seems to have deteriorated In Elizabeth's reign; historians record that good soap was almost an impos sible luxury, and clothes had to be washed with cowdung, hemlock, nettles and refuse soap, than which, in Harrison's opinion, "there is none more unkindly savour." In 1711 the government, evidently like "Colo nist," thought the use of soap should be curtailed, and imposed a tax of a penny a pound, gradually raising the imposition un til In 1816 it stood at threepence. The tax ation was abolished In 18&3. Was it at that period our degeneracy commenced? There is evidently some great hidden thought in tho once popular question, "How are you oft for soap?" Uncertain. Froni tho Detroit Free Press We cpuld see how he haudle.1 bts racht. But (such was the distance) could not Tell a half from tUree-sevemha, Or seven-eleventha. So we Mid: "He'o not far from half ?hot*" MEN LIKE BAGGAGE. Luggage Generally Reveals Personal ity of Its Owner. From the New York Trltmne. There Is Individuality in baggage, ajmoat a speaking personality. If you are In clined to gainsay this statement of fact, spend an hour at the railroad station bag gage room and be convinced of your error. There's as much caste and class distinction among dress suit cases as there is among the Hindoos; there's the divisions of no bility, landed gentry and laborer among tiunks, and In valises the distinction be tween newly rich and always poor is ap parent. Stand beside the baggage car door and watch them as they come tumbling out, and inspect them more closely when they are resting at ease on the baggage truck. Naturally, when enduring the tender mercies proverbial of the baggagemen, the baggage is taken at a disadvantage, and it is not fair to Judge by its appearance In that time of strenuous stress. It is when it is settled firm on its legs and with equilibrium and equanimity restored that Its traits, characteristics and mannerisms are best displayed. Here's a dandy of a dress suit case, jaunty, debonair, impudently self-assertive and at ease, conscious of superiority in being at the top of the heap. A very Beau Nash of a dress suit case it is, of the latest style, manifestly looking with disdain at the battered telescope bag beside it. You know about the sort of chap that will pre- ? sent the brass check and take away this dress suit case. His trousers will flap around his hips, and his thinness below his shoulder pads will be plainly observable. He will, have what in real-estate offices Is known as an Imposing front, light and airy in the top story. Right you are. There they go, a swagger in the walk of the man and the swing of the dress suit case. There's nothing frivolous about that pighide valise. It looks like a leathern Gibraltar, with its heavy brass defenses. Its stolid, indifferent, too. You can see that it takes no notice of its neighbors?is conscious that it can stand and make its way without hint of weakness. It's heavy, solid, full of prosperity as a republican ad ministration: has an air of being the sort of receptacle to which would be intrusted the funds necessary to save a bank from a wrecking run. The baggagemen themselves are Just a bit awed by it. and forbear to in dulge in the personalities usually addressed to their charges. So you are not surprised when a portly, middle-aged man, with the self-satlsfled air of a Sir Willoughby Pat terne and the Importance of a Pickwick grasps its handle with an air of majesty and moves away with the slow stateliness of a roval counselor. Disreputable looking, isn't It, yet not with out an air of waggishness. that dress suit case, so marred and grooved by scratches that it might have been the first thing to have met the gaze of a boy with a new knife? It bears the marks of many a bump?It's plainly to be seen that the bag gageman has no respect for it. for he Just threw it the length of the platform?and thump; its visage gives token of sleeping in the open In rain and frost, sleet and snow, and it has evidently served as a candlestick, for there are blotches of dirty tallow on it. Its straps and buckles are clinging to anchorages by mere threads. Belongs to one of those street fakirs who travel by foot, rail or wheel from city to city, pulling teeth and giving a lecture on the decline and fall of the Roman empire at the same time, you think. Sure enough when you see his bleary eyes, red rum tinged nose and dirty celluloid collar and cuffs, you expect to hearlilm say: "Placing the Index finger of the right hand in im mediate Juxtaposition to the offending molar, we describe a small circle around it with 'Para's Painless Puller.' Presto! the tooth Is out! Then we apply a few drops of Mother Molly's Pain Puzzler' and all Is over." The frayed edges of his trousers show a desire to rise as he walks away, dangling the dress suit case as unconcern edly as a baby does a rag doll. Real alligator hide, this dainty aristo crat. smelling with Just the proper strength of the proper perfume of the season. It conjures up visions of a dainty miss, a vision that becomes reality when Miss Up todate comes tripping gracefully, yet Just a trifle haughtily, to the baggage counter and with a tinge of lmi>eriousness lays her check down. Hospitality and Sense. From Collier's Weekly. Americans, however critical, have a way of doing things in public without the sense of measure. We whoop a man to a dizzy height for nothing, and drop him for the same reason. Suppose a good-humored grocer should make a great deal of money, use It to pay a prince's debts, get thus into the faster wing of British society, acquire a title, buy a !ot of yachts and show equa nimity in defeat, a certain reward should normally be his. Unless, however, he has more money and cheerfulness, need he be come a public personage and the cynosure of every eye? Is It dignified that he be looked upon as a national figure or the na tion's guest, as Mr. Chamberlain would be, M. de Witte or M. Waldeck-Rousseau? fcven, we will say, as Meredith, Ibsen or Tolstoi might be? Is there not a great trail of Barnumism in our cities than we need, with all due appreciation of that illus trious exponent of publicity? We read with resignation that a marrying duke has im ported his solicitors to make sure of a more liberal settlement from his purchaser than was secured a few years ago by a predeces sor ?e are also willing to read with resig nation a few hundred columns about the good humor of a commonplace, however cheery Irish grocer. If. however, any thing happens to these gentlemen, to shake them from their unstable pedestals, their ^e observed with equal resigna If the President of the United States, responding to such feelings as these, ever should, however, tactlessly, draw the line on some of these ill-proportioned celebra tions, he would lose nothing in the opinion of comprehensive thinkers. Unexpected Beply. From Judge. The chronic bachelor finally turned to the quiet ?man who had taken no part in the discussion. "Would you, sir," he said, "marry the best woman in the world?" ul did," was the reply. . t ., QUEER FIELD NAMES T d*l OLD ONES PASSING FROM RECOL LECTION IN ENGLAND. n Seme Specimens of the Oddest Ones and How the Land Cam* to Be ri y So Designated; ? From the London Spectator, It is a matter of regttt that the old field names, with which often much of the his tory of the parish is connected, should be passing out of remembrance, and that they should be preserved less by dally use than by the fact that they are enshrined In an cient local maps. In the lnclosure awards and tithe schedules. One Is struck when studying these records by the ingenuity our forefathers displayed In devising character istic epithets whereby to distinguish the va rious "pieces" of ground which constitute the parish. Doubtless some of the names, like the "Shaw," signifying a tuft of trees applied In some instances to a fringe of woodland bordering the high road?and the "Knap," which Bailey naively defines to be "the top of an hill, or anythhig that sticks out," originated spontaneously, as it were, and have come down from early Saxon days. They have served to lend dignity, not only to the spots thus designated, but to the families who dwelt near. Plain Tom o* the Knap became In process of time Thomas Knap, under which patent of re spectability he figured in the parish regis ters. During the sixteenth century, partic ularly after the dissolution of the monas teries. when so considerable a portion of the church's possessions fell into lay hands, large tracts of common land were inclosed and held in severalty. The occupation passed in this way from the lord of the manor to small copyholders, and the conse quent Increase of occupiers would necessi tate a more particular specification in the holdings and their various parts. Natural Characteristics. It Is probable, therefore, that many of the field names date from this period. Ocea af?terntyhlile n<?W lessee Woul<J ca? the landa o.Vstnm tL names; a more frequent bowever, was ^ utilize any conve nient natural peculiarity. Differences of and 8inaP?h S'Ze and "Nation were noted, ..th? 8ame map may be found ns "Redlands," "Blacklands " "Po^ntpd Pi'd' ?"Ne?le Hill." "Picked" or Pointed Piece, and "Stone-pit Furlong." croDDin^ofit I? ?f ?lay and &reen sandstone by "Sandv "eX.?eCte? p,aces ls marked The ^and "Clay Ground." j ant Feeding Ground" has about it who if their r,?Calling ear'y settlers. ? speech was homely, did not Imagination. "Starve-all Furlong" and Blankett Mead," the latter denoting soft flPw?ythPaStUre' convey the nature ot the fouch- Whilome.nt w'th an Impressionist the till? "pi*? !,4!, unpoetical though , e "lis Pig-trough Bottom" be it is at p1c?ureXPofeSSthe' to th? mind a picture- of the trough-like hollows that also* known ?f "'t downs- and that are devils' d>kes m?nS the C?Untry people aa wSKL ZP?flle ,iS "Honey-pot Piece," 'I"'?'1. I,les ln rich, low ground, where the atone for^th abundantly and helps to lone " I Jllvme?ger y,eld of "Stony Fur g. A flash of rustic humor which still perce^tTble'r^r6 the ,abor?r ^ mirth is perceptible in the names "Cock " "Hen" and "Chick Piece." They were bestowed si2enivInreVraCtS ?f arabIe land of varying size Ijing near one another, and according to an agriculturist who remembers when large Tleld Cft?^rnonIy they '"dlc^te a mother indMl^ r. a"2 a littIe one-father, mouier and child, ln short. Where natural face and solK? ? du" "nlformlTy o^sur artffldtaJ ?ld\= ? v?, Scope for 'nvention. 7hi s i, Invoked. A building fulfills MnJ i??? purpose of a shelter and a dls sflf s mimterrn- ?"he "Sheep-house" lends "?elf simultaneously to the great, the little and the middle pasture, and we find the homestead following Its example in the UPP?r Ham Field," the "Poor Ham" and ed^or'alMt ^arn ',,T.f!e farmyard Is "work J v, 8 worth- ?* the American ob ntnl ? I1 watching Oatford undergradu ates at play upon "their little river" Ramsleaze, "Bullocks Bush" "Goo?> ture " aliCfln(, ?roi.mi1'" "Duck's' Nes?^ , all find a place In the enumeration Compounds in which the horse plays a nart rarer; the present writer his never I happened to come across one. Recall Events. Of deeper Interest than the names em braced in the categories mentioned are I those that recall associations and events which otherwise would be forgotten. "Gos pel Leaze" keeps green the memory of the pious lord of the manor, who bequeathed -"a'n Jands for the maintenance of the chantry-priest "for ever." In one vMam nwVi'^i)bey ?f St' John of Jerusalem, which owned property there, is remembered oiUy ^J,?nam.e St" John,s Close," and the thev haiw hthe abbey Iands fr?m tithe, lutlnn fi, enfranchise<1 at the disso ,,'e greater monasteries. The aditncT of 0nce 80 important an wnnM L religious house and manor, ^ unrecogniziible in the weedy pond ducks^o^uU?0rii whose stagnant water the . ?c.k lazily, were it not that the ad PW* ?< iiP ?i and' under Us title of "Moat glories With ?n th? tradition of past u ? , , a meadow called "The Butts, which lies outside a Wessex vil ^rection Thl haS taken a more Practical J? name suggests that on this local moli f .the archery practice which h . !r^ a"s ,ate as 1541 were b'd by. statute to enforce, and it is sig from Hma ,learn ln this connection that ^ immemorial the youths of the ^ ? exercised a prescriptive right nnlv their games and sports. Not "Tlw R? f!" Play cricket and foot ball In ?, .V ey celebrate the oth of [ there, and all occasions of na ' . rejoicing. Nor does the occupying thrtnah yenture to dispute the claim, al to him must commend Itself but iittle Strange legends grow round field names. ,?^vceTtain heathy tract, remote and soli tary, is known as "Deadman's Half," the ?rtr,3L belnK a surname that ocurs in the parish registers. The surface of the field is, In a countryman's words, "all humpy, It!1 covered wi' want (mole) huls an' em mutt-heaps. The uneven appearance, coupled with tne name and the circum stance that the locality is a favorite camp l n place ?.r gipsies and other "traveling folk, have bred ln the minds of the rustic a conviction that "Dead Man's Half," as they have it. ls "the Gij.it buryln' ground, where they buries one another." "They're bound i> die same as we do, an' who ever heard of a glppo bein' buried in the church yar? lJs, the argument whereby they sup port their belief. A ureary road, which the wanderers themselves call "The Long Drag, <eads to their solitary jesting place. "Blood Close." The tradition that was formerly li....ed with "Blood Close," by whloh unsavory appellation a pasture near the Berkshire town of Wantage Is represented in the tithe schedule, has almost, }f not quite, died out of remembrance. In the "Biblio theca Topographlca Britanstea," No. i3. printed ln 1783, Mr. G. Woodward, writing ?n, the suoject, states tbat thft soil of this field dyed the boots red of those persons who crossed it during sunshiny weather. . ? ?n to say taaf'the country people told him that many hundreds of years be tore a great battle between the Saxons and the Danes had been fought! on the spot, which retained ln its liame a memory of the slain. The writer, however, rejects t^f theory, and believes' (for his part) that Blood Close was ne style* ^because the e was of a more purplish tint than the surrounding earth. A probable explanatron may be found in the tact that large shambles formerly ex lgted but a short distance from the field, possibly even within its confines, for "Horn Lane, one side of which was bounded by a wall composed of bullocks' horns aod hoofs ?n'y separated from the said pasture by the high road. At one time in the history i?i Tfn 81r'ngs of pack horses, laden with supplies of meat, used to be dispatched across the downs to the distant villages. The tanning of the slaughtered animals' hides was an Important industry, of which the name "Tanner Street" is the sole sur vival. The novel structure that conferred grace and distinction upon "Horn Lane" wa# purchased some years ago by a hone merchant, who demolished it and carried away the material that it might be ground up and converted' into chemical fertilizer. There is a grim suggestlveness in passing directly from "Blood Close" to "Hell Fur long," which Is bestowed, so the laborers aver, upon bad soil whsre nothing but weeds will flourish. Yet a spark of humor may be FINANCIAL. THOMAS J. FISHER & CO., Incorporated, 2414 "F" Street Northwest. SELL all classes of Real Estate in District of Co lumbia. RENT all classes of properties. Make LOANS at lowest rates. Place INSURANCE in strongest companies. What Can They Do for You? THOMAS J. FISHER & CO., Incorporated, 1414 "F" Street Northwest. oc31-lm Have Yomi Made a Will? If so, is it satisfactory to you? Have changed conditions made it necessary to rewrite your will or to make a codicil? UNION TRUST & STORAGE CO., 1414 F st. n.w., invites consultation relative to the above subject. EDWARD J. STELLWAGEN President. JAMES G. PAYNE 1st Vice President. GEO. E. HAMILTON .. . .2d Vice President, Attorney and Trust Officer. GEO. E. FLEMING Secretary. CHARLES S. BKADLET Treasurer. HARRY O. WILSON Asst. Treasurer. W. FRANK D. HERRON Auditor. oc31-s,t,th,40 VERY branch of this busi ness is organized to de velop the best possible service. With the sales de partment as with the others a per fect organization enables us to sell property with gratifying prompt ness. Constantly on the lookout for property to meet the requirements of prospective buy ers whose names we have. May be yours will suit one of them. The p. 111. Smith Co,, Real Estate, Loans, Investments, Insurance. D4<U>8 N. Y.Ave., ItSond ltfiidg. oc31-28d FREE. THE MINING HERALD. Lerdlng mining and financial paper, giving all the news from all the mining districts, and containing latest and most reliable information ou the mining and oil Industries, principal companies, dividends, &c. Every investor should have it. We will send it free for six months upon request. A. L?. WIS NER & CO., 32 Broadway, New York. It % ??interest paid 011 all savings deposits. $1 opens an account. Home Sav= mgs Bank, bwwc.. Seventh <& Mass. Ave. oc31-30d Spencer Xirask <Co. BANKERS, William and Pine Sts., New York. Investment Securities, Members New York Stock Exchange. Branch Office, Albany, N. Y. Ia28-tu.th&s-156t-21 x x B. r. Saul. President. Anthony Gaegler, Vice President. Alex. 8. Clarke, Secretary. Francis Miller. Treasurer. x What to Buy; When to Sell better determined by readers of our "Guide to Investors" and "Dally Market Letter." Both yours free?for the asking. Correspondence Solicited. Hanght(&Free?eCo. Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Cotton. 11428 F Street N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. ""Determining the character and financial re sponsibility of your Broker Is as Importsnt as selec tion of right stocks." my2t>-vv.s&iu-156t-21 THE NATIONAL PERMANENT UUILDINO AS SOCIATION, office 928 New York ave. n.w. RESOURCES. Loans (Including real estate) $731,388 40 Interest due 10.154 92 Balance In hands of treasurer .'>,032 37 Total $747,170 CO LIABILITIES. Payments on stock anil notes $692,824 81 Dividends due, undivided profits and surplus 04,350 88 Total $747,175 09 OFFICERS: ? President, JOHN SHUGIIRUE; Vice President, CHARLES II. DlSMER; Secretory, P. M. BECKER; Treasurer, J. CLARENCE PRICE. DIRECTORS:?JOSEPH ZEOOWITZ, G. A. PES SAtJNO, MATIIEW RUPPERT, JOHN B. liEIKR, ALEXANDER EBERT, HENRY KLINtSE. JOHN G. WEINBERG, HENRY T. RIES. HERBERT N. KEENE, AUGUST SCHMIDT, FERDINAND Mil, LER, HARRY V. LANSDALE, WILLIAM NEU LAND, ADOLPH LEVY, GEORGE MENKE. 0cl7,24.31Ano7 struck even from this Ill-omened designa tion. It was borne by an inciosure?on a low-lying farm?to which a couple of gates that were kept strictly locked gave access. The occupier was a little gentle old lady, whose piety was seasoned with shrewd common sense. It was her custom to re ceive reports and pay the men's wages in a little room that communicated by a sash window with the passage of the house along which the farm servants filed. She was sitting at the opening, as usual, one even ing, when the fogger's rough head made its appearance. "Please, ma'am, "he said, thrusting something toward her. "I've a brought 'ee the kays o' Hell Gate!" Borrowed All the Furniture. From the Utlca Journal. A curious story concerning an easy meth od of starting in housekeeping comes from Jefferson county. A Watertown lady owns a house in a small village and occupied, it prior to May 30 last, but on going to that city to live she locked It up, leaving the furniture inside. A few days ago she went to the village to see how her property was getting along, and greatly to her surprise she found that the furniture had disappear ed. A little later while looking around in the vicinity she saw a brand-new pump, which she had recently purchased, in the well on the premises of a neighbor. Fol lowing up this clue, she called at the house, and there found her entire outfit of furni ture, carpets and dishes. The dwelling was occupied by a man and his wife who had been married only a couple of weeks, and the former said he had found the house of the Watertown lady open, and believing that the owner would not object, he had borrowed the goods. He was evidently re pentant, readily returned the furniture, and paid the lady $10 for Its use. This seems to be an Instance where housekeeping is one thine and furniture keeping another. FINANCIAL. JFiacal Agent* of the United States la China and the Philippine Islands. INTERNATIONAL BANKING CORPORATION, Washington branch, 1415 G STREET. A dozen good reasons why you should keep an account with Rank ? NUMBER FIVE: This coun try's foreign commerce is transacted through foreign banking houses located, as far as Washington is concerned, in New York city. The Interna tional Banking Corporation, with equal equipment and cov ering a much wider foreign field, provides an American institu tion for those who prefer to do business with such, and as it deals direct with its own branches it is able to transact this foreign business at the lowest cost. The Washington branch by means of elaborate cable codes is itself in instant and direct touch with all the banks at foreign points. This is worthy of note. (Continued in ncit Issue.) oc31-tf 10,000 SHARES GOLCONDA Consolidated Gold Mines Company, for sale, at 20 cents per share (par $1 1(0), un Eastern Oregon bonanza mine now producing $20,000 a montb. A choice Investment tor any one. Apply to NORTHRUP & COMPANY, 280 Broadway, N. Y. It* CARPETS CLEANED Storage Department American SectmrSty and Trust Company, 1140 Fifteenth Street. .avflira ??deposits earn interest an nually at the rate of 3 per cent. . DIRECTORS. SI C.eorge H. Harries, ^ I. O. Kimball, Opens - Wilton J. Lambert, ^ A. M. Lotbrop, a J. H. Ralston, John B. .Sleman, jr., savings ?? "-sro1"1- ,,, o E. Qulncy Smith, flppnutit X. Waters, account. Simon Wolf. S. W. Woodward. UnSomi ban*T Bond Bldg., 14th St. & N.Y. Av. O(30-40d Inquiries for Real Estate. Have you real estate to sell? Lot 11s advise with you about how to se cure a prompt customer. We have many Inquiries from prospective buy ers who are waking to l>e suited. Your property may be just what one of them wants. No matter whether it be improved or unimproved, list it with us and let us show you what we can do with it. B. H. WARNER CO., 5>16 F Street N. Cor. II 2th <& G Sts. ft Pays interest at 3 per cent on NEW SAVINGS ACCOUNTS from the 1st of the month following deposit. TRUST COMPANIES pay only 2 per cent. NOW IS THE TIME TO OPEN' A NEW AC COUNT. CALL. AT THE BANKING HOUSE FUR FURTHER INFORMATION. m'2?l-(it AMERICAN GRAPHOPHONE CO.. PREFERRED DIVIDEND NO. 34. ' The regular quarterly dividend. No. .'54, of oi.e and three-quarters per cent will l>e paid on the pre ferred capital stock of the American Graphophone Co., on November 16, to stockholders of record November 2," 1903. E. D. KASTOX, President. E. O. ROOKWOOD, Secretary. oc22,24,28,31-no4,7,11.14 THE 111 H ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MUTUAL SERIAL BUILDING ASSOCIATION will be held at St. Dominic's Hall, cor. Oth and V sts. s.w., on MONDAY, NOV. 2, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock p.m. The first payment on stock of the twelfth series will be due. Shares one dollar per month. The sum of $200 advanced on one share for a payment of two dol lars per month. Payments cn stock In the new series may l>e made to the treat>urer, ELLERY J. BURTT, 313 7th st. s.w. J. SONDHEIMER, President. J. J. DERMODY, Secretary. * oc29-3t T N D. ? _ _ ? a \ THE COLUMBIA LOAN & INVESTMENT J CO. 1 (Incori?irated). Announcm its Third Series of 5 Per Cent Bonds, In Denominations of $10, $.10 and ?100. OFFICE. 717 12TH ST. N.W. H. H. TWOMBLY, V. Pres. B. F. EDWARDS, Mgr. oe 24-8, t u, th,3m-14 HONEY AT 4% and 5% Promptly loaned on real estate In the District of Columbia. LOWEST COMMISSIONS. Heiskell & McLeran, nol7-tf-8 * 1008 F at. n.w. American Stock OraioCo. E. N. DARLING. Manag?r. 6 J II 14th St. N. W. Capital, $100,000. Strictly Commission Correspondent Stock, Grain and Provision Co. (Lorlng wire), 10 Wall at. CAPITAL, $200,000. Washington 'phone, 3257 Malm. ?c3-s1tu,tU-13t,21 FINANCIAL. AN ANNUITY ISSUED BT The Mutual Life Insuranca Company of New York, Richard A. MeCurty, President. Guarantees ? tiled Income for life. which la protected by orer three hundred and eighty millions of aaaeta, which hire accumulated C> aucceasfol bualneaa experience of alxty yetra. For particular! address THOMAS P. MORGAN, Manager for District of Columbia, No. 1535 F at. B.W. Second atory. front room. Telephone Main 11A Ja2tf24 JJ T HThe American Building " and Loan Association Incorporated June i, 1895, 907 G SW This assorlstlon offers all the advanta*?? to both borrowers and Investors- our plat* la the most modern and up-to-date method* Our couj>on certificates bear interest tV the rate of 5 per cent. We pay o per rent on special deposit*} Withdrawal any time. Intereat paid semi* annually. 8. C Holmes. Pres. H. V. Ea sterling, V. 1 F. H. Klordan. Treat. Andrew Wilson. Atty. W. J. Frluell. 8ecy. F. i>. Foster, Asst ~ oc30,tf-20 Washflngton Loan & Trust Co.^ OFFICE, OOR. 9TH AND F STS. PAID-UP CAPITAL. $1,000,000. ? Loana In any amount made on approved real estate or collateral at reasonable rates. ? Intereat paid upon di'poelta on monthly #?!? anres aubject to check. ? This company acts as executor. r.drrlnl?tra? ? tor. trustee, agent, treasure,, registrar In all other fiduciary capacities. Boxes for rent In burgla. aud fireproof ? vaults for aafe deposit and storage at hIq* able packagea. Real Estate Department la prepared to a*. S'.ime the management of your real a tat*. ? Careful attention given to all detail.!. JOHN JOY EDSON President JOHN A. 8WOPE 71ce ,'r-f.ldent EI-I .IS SPEAR Second Vke 'resident ANDREW PAllKER Treasurer BRICE J. MOSfc> Asslstsnt Treasure* THOMAS HRADLEY Real Estate OfflcM de20-tf,38 QtrtflU'C CONSOLIDATED STOCK AND GRAIN CO. flrain C" T HAVENNER, VUUCalllf Established 1S83. 20 years' perlence. Cotton. Pre,t- *n4 Gen- M,n 930 F st., Atlantic bldg. Separate Department for Ladleg. Correspondent. Stock, Grain and Provision C Ob (Loring wire), 10 Wall St.. New York. $200,000 paid capital. Telephone M. 2514. oc29-tf,15 The Nationall Safe Deposit, Savings and Trust Company, CORNER 15TU ST. AND NEW YORK AV8, CapitakGne MilEion Dollars Pays interest on deposits. Rents 6afes inside Burglar-proof Vaults. Acts as Administrator, Kxecutor, Trustee, et0? Ja7 tf-20 THE RIGQS NATIONAL BANK OF WASHLNGTON, D. a CapStail, $11,000,000. Surplus, $1,000,000. EXCHANGE ON ENGLAND, IRELAND, FRANCE AND GEI'.MANtt Letters of Credit AVAILABLE IN AI.L FOREIGN PARTS. BANK COUJOCTIONS. ORDERS FOR INVESTMENTS. STOCKS AND BONDS. wh22 tf-21 BANKERS' LIFE ASSOCIATION. DES MOINES, Iowa. L. D. FOWLER. General Agent. 1421 F at. Learn rates and plan; best straight life In ttul world for the money. se21-3m.4 MIMM ASS0MT1* 45th Issue of Stock. Subscriptions received daily from 0 to 4:30 p.m. at the office of the Association* Four per cent Interest per annum is allowed on shares until maturity, wheu full earB" lugs are paid. Further information will be cheerfully furulshft? by the officers upon application at the office, EgtlTABLE BUILDING, 1003 F st. u.Wm John Joy Edson, President. Ellis Spear, Vice President. Geo. W. Casilear, 2d Vice PieMdenfe au22 Fran< P. Iteesido. Secretary. _ MONEY~TO"LOSN^ 4% and 5% ON DISTRICT REAL ESTAiE. R. O. HOLTZHAN, sel5-tf,14 10th and F sts. n.w. THE TRADERS NATIONAL BANK, loth and Pennsylvania Avenue. American Express Travelers' Checks, Foreign Exchange, and i Letters of Credit. KNOWN THE WORLD OVER. Jy4-tf,20 Loans on Real Estate On Easy Monthly Payments. THE HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION will ccminodate you. If you are building or buying fot a home or investment and need money, (all on th? undersigned and get Information anil take stocks Animations for loans from agents solicited. GEO.W.LINKINS. Pres.. WM.H.WETZKL, Sec 800 19th St. n.w. 2135 II t*r n w A w/?A~L?R* V- l>res- E.S.WESTCOTT, Tre'.s gs&u*-n w- iu?7 r? I n vest men t TRAVELERS Securities. mu.^SSS.m General Banking. Lewis Johnson <& Co., 1315 F STREET (SDN BUILDING). Established 185S. PRIVATE WIRE TO MESSRS. MOORE & SCIILET. ?e30-tf tocks. Grain, Cotton* Tel. East 726. Established seven yetrfl* Margin, I Per Cent. NO INTEREST CHARGES. R. Lappsn,-jjoTth n.w.. cor.iv sel8-tf,14 ?* PERPETUAL BUELDINO ASSOCIATION, ESTABLISHED TWENTY-ONE YEAMl ASSETS. t2.410.K89.00. SURPLUS, $116,707.30. Pay?, Intere*. at the rate of 4 per cent. Interest paid every three months. Interest charged to bof* powers, 0 per cent. $2uo for $1 month, $1,000 fol $5 per month, $5,000 for $25 per mouth. Interest on Building Ixuins charged only as % money la uaed. $10 expenses only chargcd 0U ob* taiulne a loan. Offlce. 50? 11th St. ANDREW GLASS, President. JOHN COOK. Secretary. myl-tf W. B. liabbs & Co., BANKERS AND BROKERS. . ' j 114119 F Street. (NEW YORK STOCK EXCIIANGB. WASHINGTON STOCK EXCHANOS I CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADB. au21-tf-16