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MOM) A Y. V'ALTtH B. WILLIAMS * CO.. AUCTIONEERS. CHANCERY SALE OK OVRLMNQ HOrSE8 006 It STKEBT AMI 1718 8TH STREET N.W.. AM) OF ALLEY PROPERTY I\ SQUARE 442, IN THE CITY OK WASHINGTON. By authority of a decreo of (he Supreme Court of fli- District of Columbia, pasiwd In tb? ?'??'' of Click (J al. tb. Ollck et >1., No. 24.016, equity, *ve will on MONDAf. THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OK OCTOIlEU, 1(108. AT FOUK O'CLOCK P. M , wll at nubile auction In front of the prem ises, premise!! No. 6<>6 It street n.w., being aublot Itdi M|i>nre 444 The huildlnics constat of a com fortsl.li' brick dwelling h-use and a stable. And on the sauie dny. Immediately after the asle ubove advertised. we n 111 In like manner sell premiums No. 1718 6th at. n w., being the south 20 feet of lot 44, square 442. It 1* Improved with a tine brick dwelling house. And on the same <lay. and immediately after the ?ale last above advertised, we will In Ilka manner, ?ell hublot 4. square 442. which fronts 28.47 feet cn an alley 20 feet wide, and la Improved with two ?mall tenements. Terms: tine third cash on final ratification of the sale, balance at ooe and two years with Inter est at tlTe per cent per annum, or all cash, at the ODtl'O of the purchaser. A deposit of $200 on each or the first two parrels, and |50 on the last parrel required st sale, lerins must be compiled with In fifteen dsys after sale. Conveyancing at purchaser's cost. ARTHUR A. BIRNET, Trustee, Washington Loan and Trust Bids. QBOKUE W. ROBESON, Trustee, ona-dta 416ft Warner st. n.w. rr-THK ABOVE SAI-E 18 POSTPONffl) ON Ac count of the Illness of one of the trustees ontll MoNIiAY. TIIK SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER, ll??. AT FOUK O'Ct/X'K P.M. oc26-dts JANIKS W. ItATOJFFE. AUCTIONEER. Sale of 10 cows and II milk wagon, also milk roote. situated on Conduit read near Chain Bridge road, known as "Glen Ellen Farm Dairy." On MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEM I'.l.lt 1MB AT n\?i ti CLOCK P.M.. I will sell l>r public auctlou at the abort- dairy 10 cows, wnjjoti, milk route, etc. Terms: Cash. By order oc2!> (l&dlis. GEORGE KNOTT. O. U. Vu?AX It CO.. AUCTIONEERS. 1407 G ST. EXECUTOR'S SALE OF VERY VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT THE INTERSECTION OK COLUM It IA ROAD AND 19TI1 STIIKET NORTHWEST, IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. Bp virtue of an order heretofore passed by the Probate Court, the undersigned, as eiecutor under the will of Ida Little Stevens, deceased, will offer for sale st public anctlon, on MONDAY, NOVEM HEIt SM'OND. A D 1 met, AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CIjIM'K P.M., the following described real estate, situate In the District of Columbia, to wltt All of lot one (1), In a subdivision made by the he Ira of John Little of part of the tracts of land known as Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Plains, as per pint recorled In Liber Governor Shepherd, at folio 107, of the records of the office of the sur veyor of the District of Columbia. Also all of lot ten (10). In a subdivision made by Sophia L. Little and others of lot two (2), in the alK>ve-mentioned subdlvision, as per plat of said lot ten (10), recorded In Liber Governor Shep herd. folio 170, of the records of the office afore said. Excepting from each parcel a strip of land six teen and one half (lfi'/ji feet wide, dedicated for th?? w Mining of Columbia road, as shown on plat recorded In Liber County, No. 6. at folio 130, of the records of the otBce aforesaid. The property will be offered for sale in the fol lowing manner: First. Part of the above-mentioned lot one (1* snd also part of the above-mentioned lot ten 10), such parts being described in one parcel as fol lows: Beginning for the same on the cast line of Wood ley road, or 10th street extended, where said line Is intersected by the west line of Columbia road, as widened, as per plat recorded In Liber Coanty, No. 6, folio 130. of the records of the sur veyor's office aforesaid, and running thence with the east line of Woodley road north 20 degrees 40 minutes west 325.23 feet to a point 107.15 feet southerly from the west corner of said lot 10, theme at right augles to said Woodley road north tiO degrees 11 mlnues east 57.51 feet, thence south 68 degrees 42 minutes east 104.10 feet to the west line of Columbia road#Ais widened, thence with the west line of said road, as widened, south 21 de press IK minutes west 58.27 feet, and thence south 2t'? degrees 7 minutes west 222.25 feet to the place of begllining. And Immediately thereafter the remaining por tion of said lots one O) and ten (10), the same fronting about 60 feet on Columbia road and about 107 feet on Woodley road or 10th street extended. The tlrst above-described parcel will be sold sub ject to a deed of trust securing thirty-three thou sand dollars <$33.000>, due May 7, 1007, with in terest at five per cent. Should the bids for the parcels aa offered sepa rately be deemed inadequate, the entire property will be offered as a whole. The terms of sale will be announced on the day of s;tle. A deposit of Ave hundred dollars will be required at the time of sale on each of the par cels sold All costs of conveyancing, examination of title and recording are to be paid by the pur chasers. If the terms of sale are not compiled with within fifteen days from date of sale, the un dersigned reserves th*i right to resell the property In default at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, after five days' advertisement of such resale. T11K NATIONAL SAFE DEPOSIT, SAVINGS AND Tlil ST COMPANY OF THE DISTRICT OF CO MMBIA. TU THOMAS R. JONES. President. oc2S-d&ds WAl.TEU H. WILLIAMS & CO., AUCTIONEERS. Public sale off the contents of a twelve-room house, No". 809 112th Street Northwest. ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER TWO. AT TEN O'CLOCK A.M., we shall sell, at the residence. No. 800 a 2th st. n.w.. a large collection of Household Effects, enumerated in part. Parlor Furniture, Oak Bureaus, Wash Stands, Enamel P>? <ls(?-Hds. Couches. Ro< kers. Sideboards, Extension Tables. Dining Room Chairs, Hall Rack, Mat treiw*. Bedding. Rugs. Brussels and other Car pet**. Hall and Stair Carpets, China and Glass wan*. Kitchen Utensils, Ac. Dealers and private buyers should give this sole their attention. Furniture has been well kept, and In good condition. WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Auctioneers. . oc20-3t ^ FUTURES DAYS. TIIOS J. OWEN & SON. AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES* SALE OF TWO STORY BRICK DWELLING, NO. 2311 E STREET N.W. B;. virtue of a certain deed of trust duly recorded In Liber 2.'i42, folio 231 et seq., one of the land records of the District of Columbia, and at the request of the parties secured thereby, we will selX. at public auction, in front of the premises, on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER ELEVENTH, 1903, AT HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., lot 64. In Win. F. Kelly's subdivision of original lot 2, in twiuare 44. as said subdivision Is recorded In the om.-e of the surveyor of the District of Columbia In Book 23, page 76, with the improvements thereon. Terms: One-fourth cash, balance In one, two and three years, with Interest, secured by a deed of trust on the property sold, or all cash, at the op tion of the purchaser. A deposit of $100 required at time of sale. Conveyancing, recording, &c., at purchaser's cost. FRANK T. RAWLINGS, Trustee. o 'U d&d* RICHARD G. RAWL1NGS, Trustee. JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. SALE OF UNREDEEMED PLEDGES. CONSIST On SATURDAY. THE SEVENTH DAY OF NO VEMKK, 1WW, AT TEN O'CLOCK A.M.. I will sell, by public auction, within the sales rooms of James W. Ratcllffe. 020 Pa. ave. n.w., all the un redeemed pledges which are now due to pay in terest charges. Ac. All parties Interested will please take notice. Terms cash. GEORGE D. HORNING, oc31 d&dbs Broker. C. G. SLOAN & CO., AUCTIONEERS. 1407 G ST. TRUSTEES* SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED RFAL ESTATE, BEING THE ST. GEORGE APARTMENT HOUSE. LOCATED ON THE HOUTHKAST CORNER OF 20TH AND L 8TS. N.W.. WASHINGTON, D. C. By virtue of a certain deed of trust, recorded In liter No. 2550, at folio 07 et seq. of the laud records of the District of Columbia, the under signed will offer for sale, at public auction. In front of the premises, ou MONDAY, THE NINTH 1>AY OF NOVEMBER. 1MB, AT HALF-PAST fOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the folowlng described real estate situate In the city of Washington, in said District, via.; All of original lot numbered twelve (12?. In square numbered elghty-flve (85), Improved by the St. George Apartment House, heated on the southeast comer of 20th and L sts. U.w. Terms: One-third cash; balance In equal in stallments at one aud two years, with interest at per centum per annum, payable seml-anuually from the day of sale and secured by deed of tiust on the property sold; or all cash, st the jurchaser's option. A deposit of $500 will be reoe'red at the time of sale. All conveyancing nni recording will be at the purchaser's cost Terms to lie complied with within ten days, other wise the trustees reserve the right to resell at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. A W ALTON FLEMING, JAMES R. ELLERSON. c-?s <t*ds Trustees. " JA M ES W. RATCLIF F E, A UCTI ON EKlt. Trustees* Sale of First class Drug Store, No. 200 F Street N. W., fine fix tures and soda fountain, excellent business stand. By rlrtue of a chattel truat dated March 8. 190ft, fcnd re.-urded In Liber 2713, folio 175. In the re corder of deed*' office of the District of Columbia, ?v will Hell at i>ubllc auction, on the premise., on THLK*J>AY. THE FIFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER. llHItf. AT HALF-PAST Font O'CLOCK P.M.. the entire Mock of Drug, aud Fixture* and One business ptaud. now In operation, located In the atore room tod cellar of premise* No. 200 V at. n.w. Lease iar be had on atore. Taenia of sale, caah. to ba compiled with within tan day* from day of aate. A deposit of $100 re faulrod at tlma of aale. CoOTexanclnf. etc., at coat Of purchaser. JOHN U. DAILF.Y, Trustee. ,. CHARLK3 HOLLAND. Tniatee DANIEL W. O'DONOUHUB, Attorney for Holder ; of Note*. ' oc28-d*da AUCTIOF SALES. FUTURE DAYS. " THOS. J. OWEN * SOX. AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SALE OF A VALUABLE LOT. WITH HOUSE, IN TEMJEYTOWN, D. C By virtue of a deed of trust from Mary ana Charles Wehrle, dated April 21. 1888. and rwordjd In IJber 1817, folio 22. and at the request of the partj secured tbereW. the undersigned, aii trei !e.-s will offer at puMlc sale, In front of tha premises, on WEDNESDAY. FOURTH DAY OF ^VKMHER. 1903. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., the lot of ground consisting of two pieces described a? follows: Beginning at a point MI the 'old Fr xlerlok road on tbe s^tskle. and running tbence with aald Una reverssd aorth 78Vi degrees, west 128 feet, thence to a ??tb?j* ?: rectlon 56 feet, tbence in an easterly d retfaa and parallel to first line to aald road, sad ttence wlth Hid road to the beginning. And for the second part: Beginning at a atone on tha west line of the ffrookTllle road 281.55 feet n?thof a store atthe latersectlon of sald road wlthtbe Dike and running from aald first atone with tha Mid' wept Bne SS.Ol feet to the southeast coram of the part deacrlbed a bore, tbence with tha sosth line of aald part 129.88 anethwwt ^ ner of aald Dart, theoce with the east ltae of the Illncs lot south IS* IB' W. 5JMJ3 feet, 72* 15 E. 126.82 feet to tha beginning. Improved \rr a am a n dwelling henae. Terms of aale: Oae-third caah. or er's option, balance In notea, at ooe JJKS with ? per cent Interest, properly aeenred ojMjJJJ Hold Conveyancing at purrhaaer a coat. Deposit at 1100 at time of aale. If terma are no1' piled with to 15 dsys, trusteesraaerra right to re sell at coat of defaolttog purchaaer. JOSEPHS. WATERS. Trustee. LOUIS H. ROSEN BUSCH. Trustee. oc22-d?ds TRUSTEE'S SALK OF *^ABU TWMTOBI AND BASEMENT BRICK DWELLING?, NO. 704 THIRD STREET S.E. By Tlrtae of a decree In "Qnlty. fause Jf" Supreme Court, Dlatrlct of Columbia. I wllleen at public auction, to frontof at THURSDAY. NOVEMBER ^FTH, 1903, AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P-hU, ?nblot No^ 18. square No. 796. as per plat recorded In book 1^, naze 101. surveyor s office of the District ox W lumbla, with right of way for alley ?*? the rear 3 feet of sublots Nosl9and?,andmib Ject to right of way for benefit of anblota No?. 10 nnd 17, over the rear 3 feet of said subiot No. 18 Terms: One-third of the purchase money to cash and balance In one and two years, with Interest at five per cent per annum from day of sale, secured bv deed of trust upon the premises, or all cash, at purchaser's option. Deposit of *1)0..L^.Jhfn 10 time of sale. Terms to be complied with within 10 diiys from day of sale, or property may be reaoM at risk and coat of defaulting purobaser. after fire days' previous advertisement. Conveyancing, record in* etc.. at purchaser's cost. WILLIAM 0. SULLIVAN, Trustee. 410 5th st. n.w. THOS. J. OWEN A SON. Auctloneera. dAda JAMI? W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. Valuable Business Prop erty, No. 406 13th st. n. w., adjoining Southern R. R. Co.'s office, now under rental $1100 per month. ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER SIXTH, 1B03 AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK, I will offer for sale by public auction. In front of tbs premises, i>art of lot 14. sqtiare 256, Improved by a large four-story brick building adjoining the Sortbern It R Co.'s office, now under rental of $100 per mo. Terms: Stated at sale; *300 on acceptance of I id Terms to be complied with In 15 days. Ail conveyancing, Ac.. /^eT wTMIlFFE, o.-28-dAds Auctioneer. 0. CI. SLOAN A CO.. AUCTIONEERS, 1407 O ST. TRUSTEES' S ALE OF VALUABLE BUILDING IOT ON M STREET NORTHWEST. NOW . IMPROVED BY AN OLD FRAME BUILDING. NO. 2513 M STREET. By virtue of a certain deed of trust, reenroen In Liber No 2611. at folio 225 et seq.. of the laud records of the District of Columbia, the under hIithpiI will offer for sale, at public auction, in f^n? of premises, on TUESDAY .THE1 THIRD D\Y OF NOVEMBER, 1903. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the foliowlng deacrlbed real estate, altuate In the city of Washington In said District, viz.: The eaat twenty-one (21) feet front bv the full depth of original lot numbered two (2), In square numbered thirteen (13), im proved ty a frame dwelling, being premises No. 2513 M St. n.w. . , Terma: One-third cash; balance in equal In stallments at one and two years, with Interest at B per centum per annum, payable semi-annually from the day of sale, and secured by deed of trust on the property sold; or all cash, at the purchaser? ? option A deposit of ?100 will be required at Jie time of sale. All conveyancing and recording will be at the purchaaer'a cost. Terms to be com pi lea with within ten days, otherwise the trustees i? nertcs the right to resell at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser. ^gTHUB T. BBICE. WM. 1. FLATHER. oc22-d&ds Trustees. CHANCERY SALE OF LOTS 17 AND 18, SQUARE 828. ? _ By virtue of a decree of the Supreme Court of | the District of Columbia, passed In equlty cause i number 23999. the undersigned trustee will offer for ?ale at public auction, In front of the premises, ON I TUESDAY. NOVEMBER TENTH, 1903. AT HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following de- j scribed real estate situate in the city of Washing ton D C to wit: Lots numbered seventeen (IT) and eighteen (18). in Andrew .Small's subdivision of lots. In square 828. the same being on south side of Florida ave. between 5th and 6th streets north Terms: One-third castr, balance in one and two years, with interest at six per cent per annum, se cured by deed of trust on the property sold, or all cash at option of purchaser. A deposit of $50 re quired at time of sale. Terms to be compiled with in fifteen davs from day of sale, otherwise the property will be resold at risk and cost of default ing purchaser, after due advertisement. All con veyancing, etc., at cost of purchaser. 1 " C. ALBERT WHITE, Trustee, Bond Building. THOS. J. OWEN A SON. Auctioneers. oc29-d&ds THOMAS J. OWEN A SON, AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED REAL ESTATE, 1851 7TH STREET NORTH WEST. By virtue of a certain deed of trust recorded In IJber 2705. folio 27 et seq., of the land records of the District of Columbia, we will sell, at pub lic auction, in front of premlaea, on SATURDAY. THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER. 1903. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., the fol lowing deacrlbed real estate, situated to tbe city of Washington. D. C., to wit: Lot 66 to James L. Barbour, truatee'a, aubdivlaloD, In square 441, as per plat recorded In Liber 10, folio 129 of the records of the surveyor's office of the District of Columbia. _ . ? Terms will be stated at time of aale. Deposit of *2"H) required at time of aale. Terma to be compiled with within tea daya. All conveyancing a n/il in* dt miPiihfl anr1 b niMlt and recording at purchaser's cost. CHAS. P. STONE. CHAS. W. FAIRFAX. oc20 d&da Truateea. THOMAS E. WAGGAMAN. AUCTIONEER. TRUSTFE'S SALE OF THE VALUABLE AND WELL-LOCATED TRACT OF LAND KNOWN AS -OAK LAWN," BEING PART OF AN ORIGINAL TRACT CALLED THE "WIDOW S MITE." AND LOtUTED BETWEEN COLUM BIA ROAD AND NINETEENTH STREET NORTHWEST. NORTH OF FLORIDA AVE By vl-tue of a certain deed of trust, duly re corded in Liber No. 1610. folio # et w>q.. of the land records of the District of Columbia, and at the request of th-- parties secured thereby the un dersigned, trustee, w-111 sell, at pubHe auction, la front of tbe premises, on THURSDAY. NOVEM BER TWELFTH. 1903. AT HAL*-PAST FOLR 0'('I>K'K P.M.. the following deacrlbed real es tate In the county of Wushington aud Dlatrlct of Columbia, via: Part of a tract of I'^l known aa "Oak I-awu." being part of an original tract called the "Widow's Mite." beginning for the an me at the aoutbweat corner of the:L"l tract conveyed by Max Lanaburgh to Stephen P. Quackenbush by deed recorded to folio 187 of the land records of tbe District of Columbia", and running thence southwoteHy O^U the eaateriy line of Columbia road (aa widened) 322 M feet, more or leaa. to the northweat corner of tbe part of aald tract now owned by Amanda M. Dean; thence aouth 81* degrees eaat with the north line of aald Dean'a part of said tract: 671.48 feet, more or leas, to the westerly line of lfcth street extended (as widened by proceedings of ths Supreme Court of aald District, In case No. 643. District Court); thence northwesterly with said westerly line of said l?th street (sa widened) 318.68 feet to tbe south line of ssld land con veyed to Quackenbuah, and tbence with ssld south llm to the place of beginning. Terma of aale: One-third of purchase money to be paid In cash, of which a deposit of $2,500.00 must be paid at time of aale. and the balance to two equal lnatallmenta. to one and two years from day of aale. for which notea of the purchaaer, tx-arlng lntereat from day of aale at the rate of MS per centum per annum (payable semi-annually), and secured by first deed of trust on the property Bold, will be taken, or all caah, at the option of the purchaser. AU conveyancing and recording at the inncbaser's cost. If terms of sale are act compiled with within twenty dava from the day of sale the truatee reserves the right to resell the property at the rlak and cost of the defaulting purchaser, after five daya' advertisement to The Evenlug Star" -wsgjgr^ g MATTHEWS, Surviving Trustee. 1410 O st. n.w. TYLER A RUTHERFORD, Ine.. Representing Holder of Note. oea4-dAa? JAMES W. BATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. TKI STEES' SALE OF TWO STORY FRAME HOUSE. NO. 524 7TH ST. SOUTHEAST. By virtue of a deed of trust, duly recorded In liber No. 2#20, folio **7 et esq. of the land tecurds for the District of Columhla, and at the requeat ot the party secured thereby, the under fig tied trustees will offer for sale, by public auc tion. In frmt of the premises, on MONDAY. THE NINTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1808. AT HALIp PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., tbe following de scribed real eata.e altuate to the city of Waah liigtoa, Dlatrlct of Columbia, to wit: 'The north I one-half (N. %) of lot numliered 8 eight (8 8), to Thomas P. Venable'a recorded aubdlvlalon of part of aqua's numbered nine hundred aad three ((*?), aa tike same appears of record In book N. K., Kge 331. of tbe office of the eurveyor of the strict of Colombia, together with all tbe Im provements. rlcbts, etc. Terms: One-thlnl cash, the balance In one (1) and two (2) yesrs, with Interest from the day of sale at alx iwr cent (0ft) per annum, secured by deed of trust on the property sold, or all caah. at the option of the purchaaer. A deposit of $100 re quired at the time of sale. If tbe terms of aale are not compiled with In fifteen tlaya from the (toy of sale the trustees rese ve the rlijit to resell tlie pi i petty st the risk snd coat of the defaulting rurcliaeer. after Ave days' sdvertlsement of such resale In some newspaper published to Washing ton. D. C. All conveyancing, recording, etc., at purchaser's cost. SAMUEL H- WALKER, Trustee. oc29-d*ds MICHAEL I. WELLES, Trustee. AUCTION SALES. FFTXHK PATi. JAMES A. FREEMAN'S SONS. AUCTIONEERS, 15th and Chestnat sts.. Plilla.?'Trustee'* Sale In Bankruptcy Cans* 1696, at Factory, 31at at. be low Chestnut, Estate of Jones-Corbfn Co., Bank rupts. 6 Near Automobiles, Valuable Tools, Ma chinery, Stock. Ac. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, liXB. at TEN A.M. oc31,no7-2t WALTER B. WILLIAMS A CO., Auctioneers. Four-Story Brick Dwell ing, fronting on M Street Between 4th and 5th St reetsNorth west. Prem ises No. 456. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER #, ^T FQL'R O'CLOCK P.M.. win offer for sale tlon, In front of the premise. aoblotST^n aqua re 514, baring 20 feet front by 100 alley, Improved by a four-story brick 4wellW with four-story backbuUdlng. ?S one Terms of aale: One-third cash. balance W one and two years. with Interest at flve per niit.um, payable semi-annually from day of s*j<-. secured by.* deed of trust upon the property soM, or aU cash, at the option of the ^^"aer. A posit or $200 will b? required at the time <* ??*_ All conreyancln*. etc.. " ;1'rc.b"p!, J^^io cotn chaser allowed ten days from day 01 sate to Taster b. Williams a cq.. Aucts. Wilson & Mayers, Aucts. Special Auction Sale of Carpets, Rugs & Mattings Within our double rooms, 1227 and 1229 G st. n.w., on TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER THIRD, AT 10:30 O'CLOCK. Consisting of over 200 New Large Ruga and <jH*bt ly used Carpets, In aU sl7.es, for the parlor, library and dining room, In Wiltons. Axmlnsters, Smyrnas, Kashmiers, Ta lies tries. Brussels. Lot Stair Car pets and Hall Rugs. 16 pieces New Imported China and Japanese Mattings. Also a fine line of Hand some Tapestry Couch Corers. These goods will all be sold without reserve. We invite your Inspection of them prior to day of sale. Now on Tlew within our double rooms. # Regular Furniture Sale as usual, Wednesday, 10 a.m. Terms: Cash. oc31-2t WILSON A MAYERS. Auctioneers. jameb w. ratcliffe, auctioneer. Trustees' Sale of a two story and basement brick dwelling, 11507 S street northwest. By virtue of a deed of trust duly recorded In Ul>er No 2626, folio 45!?, et seq., one of the land records of the blstrlct of Columbia, and at the re auest ?f the party secured thereby, the under signed trustees will offer for sale by public auc Hon in front of the premises on TLESDAY, THE TFATH DAY OF NOVEMBER. A. D. 1903. AT HALF-PAST FOl'R O'CLOCK P.M., the following described real estate situate in the city of Wash ington District of Columbia, to wit. Lot four t-ii, i ? the subdivision of square one hundred and n^etv one (191 . as said subdivision Is recorded in subdlvLsion book K. L. H? page 12?. of the sur veyor's office of the said District, together with all thTe?s^VTaeie^8V)n^tl'lrdeof' the purchase money to be paid In casli and the balance In two equal installments in one and two years, with lDterest f?om thV day of sale, at 6 per cent per annum, se cured by deed of trust on the property sold, or all cash at the option of the purchaser. A deposit of *200' required at the time of sale. Terms of sale to be complied with within fifteen days from the day of sale, otherwise the trustees reserve the right to resell the property at the rUk and cost of the defaulting purchaser after five da) s ad vertisement in some newspaper published In Wash ington D O. All conveyancing, recording, etc., at cost of the purchaser. . H MQORK WALTER R. WII.COX. ocSO-dftds Tru?tee?. Ci Q. SLOAN * OO- AUCTIONEERS. 1*07 G ST. Executor's Sale of Valu able Business Property, No. 338 Pennsylvania Ave. N. W. at^pubHc1*lucti'n^^In'^ront^^ *Uie?^>remiwes,^cm r?oM WkS? by' g t?g square8feet>.t 4LhsVf 5?WOO win with within fifteen days from day ^^klNS, oc24-d&ds Trustee and Executor. ? jimes W. RATCUFFB. auctioneer. Trustees' Sale of VaBua ble Improved Real Estate, No. 1213 N Street North west, known as "Tine Stapleton Flats." Rv virtue of two certain deeds of trust, recordgdi respectively. In Libers 2596 and 2618, folios SM and 80, et seq., of the land records ??j?" trict of Columbia, and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned trustees will of fer for sale by public ?uutlon In frw? of 1 he prem^, lses on WEDNESDAY. THE FOURTH DAY OF situate !n the citjr of Washington District of Co InmhlA to wit: Part of original lot three w. in souaro' two hundred and eighty (280), described as follows: Beginning for the same at a point on the line of north ?*N" street one foot west of the southeast corner of said lot, and running thence west along the line of said "N" 8tre*' 'Jhretf St feet thence north one hundred and three feet inches to a thirty-foot alley, thenee east along the line of said alley twenty-four feet, and thence south one hundred and three lnt-hes to the line of "V street and plac e of be ginning, together with all the improvements, ^Terms';1 One-third cash, the balance in iKtallmcnts at oik; and two years, with interest from the day of sale at live (5%) per cent an num. payable semi-annually, secured by deed of trust on the property sold or ail ?sh- *Jj? cDtion of the purchaser. A deposit of $500 re quired at the time of sale. If the terms ot t*le are not complied with in lf> days from the day of sale, the trl.ste.-s reserve the right to rc^ll the nronertv at the ?risk and cost of the dt-faultuyf niirrh?isi?r af?er five days' advertisement of such resale in some newspaper published in Washing ton D O. All conveyancing, recording, etc., at the'puAhascr's c??t.G Trustee. BENJAMIN F. WHITESIDE, 'I/ustee. oc23-d&ds JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. Sale of 2 Two-story Brick Houses, Nos. 1723 and 1725 Penna. ave. n.w., with Brick Stable in rear. ON WEDNESDAY, ?E FOURTH NOVEMBER. 1903, AT FIVE O CLOCK P.M., I will offer for sale, by public auction, in fro?t of the premises, lot 2, square 166, having a frontage if jSmbSk front by a depth of 1S5% feet to a 30Terms?U'Itated at the time of sale. A deposit of *200 required upon acceptance of bid. All con veyancing, oe!l0-dA<te Ancient Canals. From the London Chronicle. There is a scheme for constructing: a canal from the River Weaver to Birming ham and Wolverhampton, and already levels have been taken of two alternative routes. This scheme would join up the present Staffordshire canals, and connect the Weaver with the Manchester Ship canal and the Mersey. In the utilization of canals Oreat Britain lags far behind France and Germany; the Germans in the course of thirteen years spent nearly ?12, 000,000 in improving canals, while the gov ernment of France expended no less than ?20,000,000 in only three years on the same object In England and Wales there is a total of 8,030 miles of canalways, and the various railways own no less than 1.024; of Ireland's 600 miles they possess 96; while Scotland, worse still, has 154 miles, of which 84 are under the control of railway companies. Canals In this country date back to an early period, for the Romans built two In Lincolnshire?the Foss Dyke, forty miles long, and still navigable, and the Caer Dyke. The first British made canal was constructed in 1134 by Henry I, and joined the Trent to the Wltham. It was toward the end of the eighteenth century that the greatest amount of energy was expended in the building of canals, mainly due to the Duke of OTldgewater and the skill of his engineer, James Brlndley. In the last decade of that century a canal mania raged. In many ways resembling the rail way mania of some sixty years ago. It is through the monopolies granted to the rail way companies that so many canals havr been allowed to fall Into desuetude, to the injury of the general public. THE "GIRL"11 OF TODAY >* CONTBASTEl* t^ITH HERSELF HALF A CENTUBY AGO. ,?? - . ? '4 ' ? ? -1' An Opinion ~&s to Wbat the Modern 9 ~)(l Miss Has Gained and Lost by0the Change. >r. From the Plttsbuqft Gazette. In no particular ha* our social and do mestic machinery shown more serious de terioration than in the processes by which the "girl" has been eliminated from the scheme. One rarely meets today the "girl, who half a century ago was a factor in the home, both potent and beautiful. As to whether the change which has given us the young woman with a wide knowledge of affairs and a liberal education on sub jects that were kept tut of ber grandmoth er's reach until after she was of age Is a change for the better there may be more than one opinion. Once in her teens the modern girl lays aside many of the time honored attributes of girlhood. In the category of these relinquished character istics there are unfortunately many sweet and compelling charms which, while they may have served nO very practical end, gave to girlhood an aureole of sanctity, hedging about that mystic age between the quiet of seclusion and the sterner activities that await the woman when she has moved Into the Important sphere for which nature intended her. At twelve years of age the child passes presumably into girlhood, and at eighteen she emerges, chrysalis-like, into the full glory and beauty of young woman hood. Under modern conditions this inl,er" mediary age has been ruthlessly Invaded by demands and customs that rob it not only of Its serenity of mind and seclusion from grosser contact, but dispel in large measure the holy idealism that possessed the maidenhood of which Longfellow so beautifully sang: "Standing with reluctant feet Where the brook and river meet Wo lanliood and childhood fleet. Associations of Today. In associations today the young girl has a wider latitude and thereby come3 into contact with influences that tend to brush the bloom from the cheek and give the eye a steadier gleam when it looks out upon the world. To catalogue the losses and gains as between the "girl" of the past and the " miss" of the present day is a difficult and delicate task. Certainly the modern miss lacks in reserve and the modesty or Ignorance that are always such potent and alluring charms at that uncertain age be tween childhood and womanhood. Access to flippant and falsely conceived views of life is so much easier for the girl of today. She reads tinsel literature and becomes, through the matinee habit, an almost daily student of the unreal and flashy views of life that the stage too often gives. It is an astonishing fact, but nevertheless true, that very many stage enterprises are vitalized and made profitable by pandering to tlie sillv taste of what is known as the mati nee' girl." Her adoration for the hero keeps that hero In frock coats and diamond pins, for without this adoration, the hero would be a poor sort of stage encumberanoe. This may be all very well for the hotel bill of the hero, but the process robs us of our girls, makes them foolish and forward misses at a time when they should be cul tivating the modest charms and graces that honest and desirable would-be husbands seek in the woman they hope to marry. Infinitely More Useful. It Is perhaps an advance over the past that our young'girls from twelve, to eigh teen are better equipped as members of so ciety, that they can make themselves infin itely more useful in a variety of ways than could their little sisters of half a century ago. All this may be granted, and a proud word justly said for the bright vivacious type of young girlhood that we find in this modem day, but nevertheless, the real girl, the natural child, with her dolls at twelve and fifteen and her innocence and reserve at sweet sixteen. Is'JCast disappearing. Her passing means the loss .Wm' tlie (KjWiestlc una social scheme of tftfe tenderfegl and sweetest human flower that the good God ever permitted to blossom in the garden of humanity. .. THE AZURE SKY. Scientific and Artistic Interest Attach ing to This Color. From the Scientific American. Every one notices the blue color of the sky It has grown familiar to us by daily observation from childhood, yet few per sons realize the great scientific and ar tistic interest attaching to this beautiful color. . Sir Isaac Newton tried to explain the color In the year .1075 by referring it to the blue colors seen in thin soap bubbles us6d in his experiments. He thought the air above our heads was filled with small particles of water, Which reflect the blue portion of the sun's light falling upon our earth, and thus produce the blue tints of the firmament. Sir John Herschel [explained the color of the sky by Newton's theory, but later writers have proved that in some impor tant respects his theory was wrong. In 1809 Prof. John Tyndall, the famous British physicist, found that he could produce "sky blue" by experiments in the ^For^thiiT purpose he filled a glass tube about a yard long and three inches in diameter with air of one-tenth the or dinary density mixed with nitrate of butyle vapor, which Is extremely volatile. Then on passing through the mixture a powerful beam of electric light In a room otherwise dark the mixture precipitated a beautiful blue cloud, which in color ri valed the finest Italian sky. Further ex periments proved to Tyndall that he had at last discovered the secret of the blue color of theOVsky. which had puzzled the greatest philosophers of all ages. Lord Rayleigh, the famous professor of experimental physics at Cambridge. Eng land, and one of King Edward's original twelve members of the new Order of Merit, has investigated Tyndall's theory of the color of the sky by profound mathematical researches extending over many years. He confirms Tyndall-s theory that the blue arises from the reflection of the sun's light from small particles in th? nir less than one hundred thousandth of an Inch In diameter. Billions and tril lions of these atomic particles fill the at mosphere, and by reflecting the blue pnrt of the sun's light give the dome of the heavens a bluish t'"1- . . Some of the particles are water, but most of them are composed of the oxygen and nitrogen which we breathe. prof t j. J. See, of the United States navy is one of the American scientists who have studied tile subject In another asDect He haft observed the color of the sky in various altitudes in high mountains and In dry and moist countries, such as Egypt and Greece and Arizona and the Mississippi vaUey. His conclusion is that beautiful Ted colors of sunsets ana sunrises so mbth spoken of by Greek and Roman writfcSfc a??:?"> often Illustrated in landscape painting arise from water vapor in the Wwisr'layers of our atmos phere, absorbing the blue and transmit ting the red light. According to Dr. See the reddish cplpra cqme from that part of our air within five miles Of the earths surface, whlle"the deep blue of the sky arises from reflections of minute particles in the higher iparts of our atmosphere. The water vapor does not extend very high, clouds never rising higher than ten miles above the eajjth. The blue streaks Set by clouds at subset show that the red arises near the eiarth, while the blue has its seat very hig^ up. Above our at mosphere the sky has all the blackness of the darkest night Prof See has watched the duration of the blue sky after dark and found it to continue for about an hour and fifteen minutes, and from this he shows that our atmosphere extends to a height of fully 130 miles. Astronomers have usually found the height of the atmosphere by computing the height of meteors, but none ever made the height of the atmos Dhere over 100'miles. The study oj the blue color of the sky thus proves also that our atmosphere ex tends considerably higher than scientists have heretofore supposed. _ On'our dark days the blue color of the is shut out by clouds, and combina tions of colors due to reflecting clouds and countless myriads of particles in the ethereal regions high above the earth give the bright light which is so much relished in dally life. The nature of the hiue sky so uiuoh admired by all man kind since the days of Homer and Job, now fully explained by modern science, still preserves its ancient beauty and will inspire roan's mind through coming ages. THE DIET OF THE PLAINS. Mighty Men Who Throve on a Regi men of Meat and Coffee. From the Kansas City Journal. The Hon. James R. Meade, Kansas pio neer, plainsman, ex-senator and capitalist, believes that the food best fitted far the human stomach is bread and meat washed down with coffee. He points to his own vigor at the age of sixty-six as evidence of the value of this diet, alleging that he has eaten little else all his life, and laying particular stress on coffee' as an article of 'diet. Writing to an eastern friend on this subject, Mr. Meade says: "In the fall of 1850, I. a young man, full of life and vigor and loving hunting and adventure above all else, went Into the heart of the buffalo range in central Kan sas and established a hunting camp known as Meade's ranch, on the Saline river, where I built a number of cabins and made preparations to stay. "I was fascinated with my new life an the plains, and entered . heartily Into it. Carried away by the excitement of killing so much big game, and reaping such a rich harvest, I exerted myself to the utmost limit from daylight to dark. As an Illus tration, I In one day killed, skinned and took the tallow out of twenty-two buffaloes myself, using a" muzzle-loading rifle and butcher knife as my only tools, and walked five miles going and coming from camp. "In my youth I cared very little for vege tables of any kind, and on the plains we hgid but three articles of diet?meat, bread (in form of 'flapjack') and coffee; of which meat was the main part, the others to make a complete ration. The amount of meat we ate seems almost Incredible. "In September or October of 'i? I shot a large, fat cow elk, and as the weather was quite cool I kept the entire carcass and several gallons of fat. In a little over a week three of us ate up the entire animal and made soup of the bones, and along with It at each meal we made flapjacks, fried In the tallow, and drank all the cof fee we wanted, usually two or three cups to each person at morning and evening, and also at noon, if we had time to cook at noon. "While meat" was our main reliance, and we had no end of the choicest parts of buf falo, elk, antelope, turkey, &c.. It ssemed i a necessity to have coffee, strong and In | large quantities. No matter what extreme physical labor I had undergone, nor how > j completely I might be exhausted, a quart \ of strong coffee would restore me to fresh j life and spirits at once, all fatigue would >? pass away, and in an hour I was ready for more exertion. "With our coffee we wanted sugar, and usually had it. If not. the coffee, while not so delightful, was drunk In the same quantity. Milk we never had on the plains. I think It safe to say that a quart of cof fee in the morning and another at night (also as much in the middle of the day if we had time to make it) was our average through a series of years. We bought the best green Rio coffee and roasted it our selves in a Dutch oven as we required it? perhaps a week's supply at one time?and often pounded it iri a tin cup Instead of grinding it. "So long as we had an abundance of cof fee there seemed to be no limit to our physical endurance. When that was gone I we very soon started for the ranch, where I I kept a large supply. I will say here that neither myself nor any of the many young men I had In my employ at various times used or cared anything for liquor, though we could buy an excellent article of whisky for $3 per barrel. We never took it with us on our hunting expeditions, simply be cause we cared nothing for it: but we would as soon have left our rifles at camp ae to start out without coffee. "The last half of the winter of '62 I spent hunting on the upper waters of the Solo mon river with two men. Toward spring there came a snow nearly two feet deep on a level. Every day with my heavy rifle (twelve pounds) I waded in the snow, trav eling miles. We had no horses with us. and I came to camp strong, nervy, vigor ous until our coffee gave out. Then my knees grew weak. I came in tired, had no quick recuperative reserve, apparently. I boiled oyer the grounds in the coffee pot several times, and one evening, coming in exltfnj?l.-e4. I ate the entire. remainder, arid felt, relieved. In a- few days we started for home. "As an illustration of our gastronomic possibilities, one summer, after being ;imong the buffaloes for three months, being on straight meat, bread and coffee, we started for Leavenworth, our base of supplies, with our loads of hides, furs, &c. The first farm on our route was on Lyon's creek where a thrifty Dutchman named \\ arnlck lived. We camped there, and I went to the house and bought a bucket of milk and five dozen eggs while my young men were getting supper. ' There were five Of us. "At that meal we ate the usual supply of meat, and with our coffee drank the entire bucket of milk; also ate the five dozen eggs entire. Two of the men had a quar rel. one claiming the other got more than his share of the eggs. "I have continued to drink coffee con tinually to tills time, frequently drinking a quart of cold coffee at noon, with sugar and cream, and not eating anything, as I do not seem to require anything else. I am strong, active, vigorous, have an unusually strong babe of fifteen months of age. I eat almost nothing but meat, bread and coffee Stomach is ready for business at all times " THE EVENING JACKET. The Whys and Wherefores of Its Pop ularity Hete. from the Haberdasher. With each recurring season it becomes more and more apparent that nothing will displace the evening jacket In the affections of the a\ erage well-dressed American. For every dress coat made In the United States today there are sold .fully ten "Tuxedos." At Saratoga and Long Branch this summer and at every smart resort. In fact, save per haps ceremonious Newport, the evening jacket was worn with the straw hat by men who dress Intelligently. Still another concession to Its vogue appears In the new waistcoats for wear with "Tuxedos," made in gray and pearl tones and white self ef fects. These were first seen In the best 5th avenue shops, and are still confined to the upper class trade. The "Tuxedo's" antecedents are interest ing, while the very conditions that give it vogue in this country at present are indi cations that the vogue will continue. The evening jacket appeared in England some fifteen years ago. and was designed as a semi-dress garment to be taken on yacht ing trips and for wear at shore functions. Outdoor life was then beginning to make an Impress upon dress, and the jackets repre sented the earliest departure from strict formality. From its associations with yachting it received the name of "Cowes coat," after Cowes. in the Isle of Wight. The garment was so convenient for many kinds of semi-formal affairs that it spread rapidly. Presently the middle classes took It up. This Is always the signal for the English gentleman to abandon a mode. Class distinctions over there are very real, and the gentleman has an Inborn horror of anything that will cause him to be identified with the "middle classes." Today the even ing Jacket is tabooed In England. When brought to America and renamed "Tuxedo coat." after the well-known resi dential park, it was at once taken up by the exclusive set. The same interest was then being manifested in outdoor recrea tions, and the garment furnished a happy medium between the Informality of outdoor dress and the severity of the frock coat. Presently it passed out of the exclusive set and was adopted by the American "middle classes," where Its popularity grew at an amasing pace, Class lines in America are vague, if they exist at all. and the evening . jacket met none of the opposition that had checked It abroad. It was also stimulated by certain social conditions. American so ciety had entered the evolutionary stage that marks It today. Increasing wealth, foreign travel and the exploding of many ultra-democratic prejudices against old world life and manners were producing a soelety not ashamed to observe niceties and refinements. When a man began to change from the plain democratic caterpillar to the social butterfly, the evening Jacket was the first step in the transformation, making the process painless and easy. The evening Jacket has been to American society what the cocoon 4s in nature. It was a garment needed badly, and this need is stronger to day than ever before. Moreover, the "Tuxedo" has also much to recommend it in point of convenience. America has no true leisure class. We are all busy, and the Idler is rara avis. Not one per cent of the people who make up oar society have time to devote to formal dress. The crowded homes in New York make It practically Imposaibi* for the average man to keep up an elaborate wardrobe. After a day's moiling at the desk most of us must forego our evening at the theater If it be a matter of formal dress and top or opera hat. Convenience, common sense and the condi tions of our lives favor the evening jacket, which may be donned quickly and makes a man presentable anywhere save at cere monious functions. The "Tuxedo" is also cheaper?a point that means much?and need not flt so scrupulously as the frock coat. During the summer It is practically the most formal dress, while In the social life of our growing suburbs It is displacing the tall coat. Even in the formal society of the large cities a man will be likely to wear his "Tuxedo" twice where the frock coat is worn otice. Men who have time and means to observe the formalities will avoid the evening jacket, but they are a minority in America. Our great "middle class" finds the garment most convenient to its means, life and taste, and as a consequence it has grown with us tnto a permanent institu tion. Nothing can displace It. seemingly, short of an upheaval In society and dress and a return to our original cave-dwellings and garments of aurochs hide. SATS HARBORS FOR CROOKS. Places to Which They May Go and Be Beyond Beach of Extradition. From the Chicago Tribune. There are scores of little nations with which the United States has no treaties at alL Abyssinia Is one, and were an Ameri can fugitive to reach Addis Ababa he might remain there the rest of his life without fear of molestation. In the West Indies are twp republics in which the American evildoer is almost as securely safe. One is Haiti and the other Is Santi Domingo. Both are usually so torn by revolutions that the existing government is almost unrecognizable. In consequence, both are favorite resorts for American ad venturers and fugitives of the more enter prising sort. One American who left New Orleans Inconspicuously because of a little difference wit . the law rose to high rank in the Hp t' n army, and was eventually killed in fight with revolutionists on the Dominican border. * The little republic of San Marino, in the south of Europe, is another secure strong hold for American fugitives. But It is so small that the average evildoer does not seek it out for fear that he may toss In his sleep and roll over its frontier Into Spain. And far to the eastward there is Sarawak, In the East Indies, where an Englishman holds forth as absolute mon arch and every stray soldier of fortune Is welcome. Were he to be a daring knave, an Ameri can fugitive might find safety, at least from American justice. In a dozen or more of the queer nations of central Asia? though It is more than likely that the na tives would soon finish him. In Afghanis tan the ameer would be glad to see him. and in Beloochistan the rulers of the state would treat him as a distinguished visitor In Tibet proper he would be under the eye of the Chinese authorities, but outwardly Tibet Is not Chinese territory, and the treaties with China do not affect it. High up on the central Asian tableland are perched Kafrlstan and Turkestan, nei ther of which recognizes even the exist ence of the United States. Southeast of Arabia Is the Independent kingdom of Oman, and toward the nortfi are Bokhara and Khiva, vas&als of Russia, but still not affected by Russian treaties. And in Af rica there is the vast expanse of the Congo Free State?unhealthy, maybe, but still safe. In the west are Borum and Waday, independent kingdoms, and Kanem and Bo girmi, no-man's-lands. CHINAMAN AS A HUCKSTER. | A Picturesque Figure Seen on Cali fornia Streets. From the Philadelphia Record. In California one of the novelties to east ern visitors, who know John Chinaman only as a laundryman. Is furnished by the ubiquitous Chinese vegetable vender. The market gardening of the Pacific coast Is. la fact, practically monopolized by the almond-eyed- children of the flowery king dom, and their little truck patches along the foothills are so economically managed that Americans do not care to compete with them. Every morning In California towns the itinerant Chinamen are seen go ing from door to door and doing a thriving trade in the sale of fresh vegetables. While they often drive about their business with horse and wagon, like the vegetable huck ster of the east, all are not capitalists enough to own a team, and these latter come staggering Into town, each under a couple of hundredweight of garden stuff packed in two baskets suspended from the ends of a long pole swung across his shoulders. This un-American method of transporta tion is imported from the orient, and as the traveler sees for the first time two or three of these coolies abea-J of him swing ing along with their curious 'burdens, he Is Inclined to rub his eyes and wonder whether, instead of being on a highway of an American commonwealth, he is not per haps "on the road to Mandaiay" or Peking. It Is a peculiarity with the Chinese huck sters who serve you from a wagon that they cut off all surplus green from the vegetables before delivery, such as the tops from carrots, the outer husks from the corn, and so on. These bits, useless to the householder, are thriftily thrown back Into the wagon and carried home to feed the horse. SHIFTING SANDS OF PERU. I They Always Awaken the Interest of the Foreign Traveler. From Harper's Magazine. Ernest C. Rost teils of the curious travel ing sand crescents of Peru, which move across the desert. "After passing another 'town' of three or four mud huts we enter the famous desert of Islay. on which are what I consider the most remarkable nat ural curiosities to be seen on this globe," says Mr. Rost. "for we are now among hundreds?nav thousands?of pure white sand crescents, on a plateau of 4,600 feet above the level of the sea and 54 miles from the coast, where all else Is of dark red or chocolate color. Whence comes this sand and why always In a crescent shape? Prof. Ballev. whom I afterward met at Arequlpa, In charge of the Harvard University observ atory. told me that scientific men do not agree as to the reason why the sand always forms the same crescent shape, although It Is generally believed that the whirling ed dies hereabout are responsible. 8ome, how ever. argue that such Is not the case, since each one of the crescents has an opening toward the northeast. "At any rate, the Inner circle Is an almost perpendicular wall of the finest pure white sand, and from the upper edges the crescents slope gradually away on the outside. They average about twenty feet In height, the inner circle having a diameter of some fifty feet, although I have seen one at least a mile and a half In diameter, which was however, not much higher than the aver age. These crescents move. It Is estimated, at the rate of three Inches every twenty four hours, and when, on the slow journey, one comes near the railroad. It becomes necessary to shovel the sand across the tracks, after which It travels on, forming new crescents or mingling with some of the others." Automobile Law for Germany. Some* time ago the Oerman government ordered the collection of statistics of all accidents which were caused by motor vehicles within the last two preceding years, says Richard Guenther. consul gen eral, Frankfort, Germany. The secretary of the Interior, Count Posadowsky. has now^j communicated with the governments of the i German states, with a view of regulating the automobile traffic by a uniform federal law. All the governments have consented, so that a bill could be drafted which will probably be submitted to the relchstag at Its next session. The federal government has in this manner compiled with the wish es of the automobile and bicycle associ ations. which have repeatedly petitioned that a uniform federal law be substituted for the local police regulations, which differ almost everywhere. No Regular Pay. From the Philadelphia Preas. "He tells me he's a professional actor now." "Oh, no; he's a semi-professional." "How do you meanT" "Well, a professional is one who Is paid for Ms services. He's only naif paid." WOMEN LIVE LIKE MEN COMFORTABLE LIFE IN THE CLUBS OF LONDON. Cozy and Luxurious Retreats That Are Carefully Modeled After the Masculine Plan. Fr?m the New Turk Mall nixl Express. Among: all the cities of Kurope and Airerlca there is not one that offers to j women the delightful variety of clubs that I London does. These organiz?fl?>ns are not women's clubs as we understand the term In America. It Is not necessary to go In for ! politics, for woman's rights. for missionary work at home or abroad. The clubs are I cmxjucted Just as the men's clubs are and | fulfill, the same purpose. Tajtfe the New Century, for example. In Bfcfkeley Street West, near the home of Lord I.ansdowne, the former secretary for foreign affairs. As one enters the big doors there are the small boys In uniform ready to take In your card If you are a visitor, or to hand your letters and telegrams if yon are a member. The hall is spacious, and at [ the end. facing the entrance, is a wide stairway leading to the sleeping rooms | above, to the bath room and rest rooms. The big hall is finished in red and white, and logs are burning in an open grate. Beyond the reading and writing rooms is the reception and tea room, with a color scheme in pale green and white. There Is a corner fireplace, and on cold, rainy after noons tus tables and chairs are gathered about the sparkling logs, the shaded lamps j are lighted and tea and toasted muffins are brought in. In the summer tea Is served on a sort of tiled terrace, formed by the roof of the dining room. A Smoking Room, Too. On the right of the entrance hall are large pressing rooms, with mirrors and closets, and a plenty of lights and electric curling irons. Then comes the oriental smoking room, with its open tire and b g j easy chairs. Its tiny tabourettes holding matches and cigarettes, and its center table tilled with late books and papers. Out in the west of London is a residen tial club, with a room for each member. It is called the Twentieth Century Club, and Is almost exclusively composed of working women. Here are gathered writers, drama tists. artists and those whose way In life leads into the great commercial heart of the city. A big garden, with shade trees and flowers, is the favorite place for tea on Sunday afternoons In the summer. This experiment of a home club was started by three millionaires, and It has proved so successful that the premises have been greatly enlarged In the past year, and the membership raised from fifty to one hundred. In the summer the Twentieth Century Club has additional quarters on the Island of Guernsey, In the channel, near the beautiful shores of Brittany. Where Noted Women Meet. In Norfolk street. In the Strand, in the very center of the old and fascinating part of London, where all the houses are filled with historic memories. Is the home of The Writers. At Its Thursday afternoon teas the rooms are filled to overflowing with wo men whose names are famous In the litera ture of the day and singers and actresses of international reputation. This club Is going to abandon Its old quar ters for more roomy ones; but It must be with great regret to the members, for no where else will !>? found the atmosphere of this part of London, hemmed In. as It is. on all sides by old streets, old buildings and parks that were the haunts of Dickens. Thackeray. Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson aud other Immortals. In another historic quarter, not far from the Strand, but near Drury I^ine and Cov ent Garden, is the Pharos Club. This is one of the few mixed clubs In I?ndon. It has spacious drawing rooms, and once n week these are filled by the members and their guests, while some well-known speaker talks to tfie club on his hobby for an hour or two. They are delightfully Informal talks, and are usually followed by a sort of general debate. Eligibility to the Pharos Club consists in being "in sympathy with 1 current thought." so one can see that there Is not much In the way toward becoming a member: but the candidate will sometimes And it rather difficult to get the requisite number of votes. It is an exclusive circle, many of whose members bear titles of greater or lesser degree. One of the latest and most attractive of these organizations is the Woman's Army and Navy Club, composed of the wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of the offi cers of the two services. The membership, of course. Is not limited exclusively to them, but It is one of the most. If not the most, exclusive of all the London clubs, and to become a member ts to achieve a social suc cess. Its rooms are exquisitely furnished. A list of the other women's clubs in Lon don would be a long one. In all of them the members have the privilege of enter taining their men friends and acquaint ances. as well as those of their own sex, and delightful dinners and luncheons are given In the attractive diniug rooms. A TORPEDO EXPERIMENT. Took a Month to Raise a Vessel Sunk by One. From the London Telegraph. A month ago the old British battleship Bellelsle was sunk in Portsmouth harbor by the explosion of a torpedo under her hull, and so disastrous was the effect of the explosion that it has taken a month to get the vessel afloat again, although she was only in shallow water. The object of the torpedo experiment was to ascertain whether cellulose material made of corn pith could be relied upon to prevent the In rush of water when a ship had had a big hole knocked in her bottom. Accordingly, on Bellelsle's hull, ten feet l?elow water line, a section had been constructed repre senting the double bottom of a modern bat tleship, and this was packed with cellulose. On September 5 the Bellelsle was towed to Fareham creek, in Portsmouth harbor, and a torpedo warhead charged with gun cotton exploded under the false bottom by the offi cers of his majesty's ship Vernon, torpedo school at Portsmouth. The effect was more disastrous than was anticipated. Not only was the false bottom blown to pieces and the cellulose sent high up into the air with the volume of water that follqgred the ex plosion, but a big hole was also made In the ship's bottom. The Liverpool Salvage Com pany undertook to raise her. but the task has been a difficult one. owing to the soft nature of the bottom. As fast as the mud was cleared away to enable the divers to work on patching up the rent the next tide would bring more mud back. At length a cofferdam was constructed Inside the ship, and eight pumps, each capable of discharg ing 3.000 tons per hour, were kept at work, with the result that the old battleship was floated yesterday and placed In dry dock. It was evident that she had sustained seri ous damage, for the vessel had a big list to port as she was being towed across the harbor, and two pumps were discharging an Immense volume of water out of her. When the dock had been cleared of water the damaged part of the Bellelsle's hull was carefully covered up with canvas, so as to prevent unauthorized persons from becom ing acquainted with the extent of her in juries. Hugh McLaughlin's Shoes. From the New York Times. Although Hugh McLaughlin, who for nearly half a century has ruled the demo cratic party organization In Brooklyn, is reputed to be worth close to $10,000,000 he is not a man who spends much money on living expenses or dress, the latter at times becoming almost shabby. His shoes, for which he never pays more than $3 or $4, have long been the subject of comment on the part of James Shevlln, his chief lieutenant and a relative by marriage. "You should come over to my shoe maker and get some good shoes made for you," said Mr. Shevlln to Mr. McLaughlin a few days ago. The old man demurred, but Shevlln was Insistent, with the re suit that McLaughlin ordered a fine pair of shoes, which later were sent to bis Remsen street home. Shortly after the* bill came to him by maii. "eighteen dollars! And for a pair of shoes!" was the startled exclamation that came from the veteran. Taking tha bi!5. he wrote on it: "Collect from Shevlln. He did It." Siifv!!:. paid.