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JAMUS W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF LOT IMPROVED BY
FRAME DWELLING NO. 2530 Q STREET
By virtue of power of sale In deed In trtifit from
Henry Jackson and wife to Jenkln Thomas, trustee,
recorded In Liber No. 847, folio 97 of the land
reco-ds of the District of Columbia, and also by
virtue of decree of the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia, substituting the undersigned as
trustees In piacs of said Jenkln Thomas, deceased,
passed in Equity couso No. 24249 therein pending,
tf will sell, bv public suction. In front of the
premises, on SATURDAY, TIIE SIXTEENTH DAY
OF APRIL, 1904, AT FIVE O'CLOCK P.M.. the
leal estate known as premises 2539 (J street (for
merly Stoddart street), being a part or lots ninety
fix (96? snd ninety-seven (97) In Holmead's addi
tion to Georgetown, now In square twelve hundred
and eighty-seven (1287) of the city of Washington,
fronting twelve <12) feet on the north side of Q
str?et to the eaat of Mill street, and running back
of that width about eighty <80) feet to an alley,
?nd fully described In the aforesaid deed In trust,
with the improvements, consisting of a small
Terms of sal*: One-third cssh, balance In two
?qua. installments at one ami two years, besrlng
Interest at 6 per cent, and to be secured by deed
of trust on the property sold, or sll cssh, at tha
Option of the purchaser. Deposit of seventy-five
dollars required st time of sale. Terms to be com
plied with in fifteen days from day of sale, or de
posit will be forfeited.
GEO. FRANCIS WILLIAMS. Trustee,
606 F st. n.w.
JAMES H. TAYLOR, Trustee.
pKd&ds 613 15tb st. n.w.
THOS. J. OWEN & SON. AUCTIONEERS.
TRUSTEES* SALE OF THREE-STORY AND ENG
LISH BASEMENT BRKTK DWELLING, NO.
ISIS CORCORAN STREET NORTHWEST.
Bv virtue of a certain de?d of truat. duly record
ad in Liber 2653. folio 435 et aeq.. one of the 'and
records for the District of Oolumbis. and at the
request of the party secured thereby, the under
signed. trustees, will sell, at public auction. In
front of the premlsee, on MONDAY, APRIL
TWENTY-FIFTH, 1904. AT HALF-PAST FOUR
P.M.. the following described land and premises,
altuate in the city of Washington. District of Co
lombia. namely: Lot numt>cred one hundred and
four (1<>4), In Charles Early's subdivision of part
of square numbered one hundred and thirty-four
(1M), as per plat recorded In Liber 15. folio 186,
of the records of the surveyor's office of the Dis
trict of Columbis. with the Improvements thereon.
Terms of sale: One-third cash, balance In one
and two years, with Interest, secured by deed of
trust on the property, or all caah. at purchaser's
option. A deposit of one hundred dollars required
ft time of sale. Conveyancing and recording at
purchaser's cost. Terms of sale to be complied
with within ten days from day of ssle. or the trus
tees reserve the right to resell the property at the
risk and cost of defaulting purchaser, sfter five
days' previous advertisement.
HARRY L. RUST. Trustee.
aplft-dAds BENJAMIN S. MINOR. Trustee.
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE. BEING TWO-STORY AND
BASEMENT BRICK DWELLING WITH CEL
LAR. NO 2023 ELEVENTH STREET NORTH
By virtue of a certain deed of truat duly record
ad In Liber No. 2276, folio 164 at seq , of the
land records of the District of Columbia, and at
the request of the party secured thereby. I, the
undersigned surviving trustee, will sell at public
auction, in front of the premises, on FRIDAY,
THE TWENTY SECOND DAY OF APRIL. A. D.
1904. AT HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the
following descril>ed land and premises, situate in
the city of Washington, in the District of Colum
bia. and designated as and being part of lot
lumberel four (4>. In square numbered three hun
dred and thirty-two (332), said part of lot being
contained within the following metes and bounds,
?is.: B.-ginning for the same on the line of
11th street, thirty-one (31) feet north of the
Southwest corner of said lot four (4), snd runn.ng
thence north with the line of said street fifteen
(15) feet six (6) luehes, thence east ninety-nine
and 87r?-l,<HK) (99.875) feet, thence south fifteen (15)
feet six (6? Inches, thence west ninety-nine and
875-1,000 (99.875) feet to point of beginning, to
gethec with the Improvements, consisting of two
Story and basement brick dwelling. No. 2023 11th
Terms of sale: One-third of the purchase money
to be paid in cssh and the balance in two equal
Installments, payable in one and two years, with
interest at six per centum per annum, payable
aeml-ancually, from day of sale, secured by deed
Of trust upon the property sold, or all cash, 'at the
option of the purchaser. A deposit of $200 will be
fsqolred of the purchaser at the time of sale.
411 conveyancing, recording and notarial fees at
the cost of the purchaser. Terms of sale to be
Complied with within fifteen days from day of
?ale, otherwise the trustee reserves the right to
fesell the property at the risk and cost of the de
faulting purchaser, after five days' advertisement
Of such resale in The Evening Star, a newspaper
published In *he city of Washington, I). C.
BENJAMIN F. WHITESIDE.
apll-d&ds Surviving Trustee.
THOS. J. OWEN & SON. AUCTS.. 913 F ST. N.W.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE AT ANACOSTLA AND ON
BEN NINO'S ROAD.
By virtue of the authority vested in me as sur
viving trustee, urder three separate deeds of trust,
recorded in Liber No. 2347. folio 272 et seq.. Liber
224K. folio 48 et seq.. and Liber 2695. folio 190 fct
acq., of the land records of tbe District of Colum
bia. I will sell, at public auction, on the premises,
on FRIDAY. THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF APRIL,
1901. as follows: At TWO O'CLOCK P.M., part
of original lot No. 1. in section No. 6. of the sub
known as the Barry Farm, beginning for same at
an Iron hub In the center of T street N. 41? 42'
east 560 feet from a stone In center of said street
od line of asylum grounds; thence with center of T
street S 41 42' W. 72.5 feet; thence N. 46c 30'
W. 77 22 feet; thence N. 41? 42' E. 70.65 feet to T
Street; thence S. 48' 33' east 77.19 feet to place of
beginning, with the Improvements thereon.
Also st QUARTER-PAST THREE O'CLOCK
P.M.. lot No. 11 In May E. Stlckney's sub of
psrts of a tract of land called Fortune Enlarged,
as recorded In Liber County No. 6, folio 132, with
Also at HALF-PAST THREE P.M., lot No. 21. in
May E. Stlckney's sub of a L?art of a tract called
Fortune Enlarged, as recorded in Liber County No.
6. folio 132, with Improvements thereon. All sit
uate in the county of Washington, District of
Terms: One-third cash, balance In 1 and 2
rears, with Interest at 6-7r. secured by deed of
trus: on property sold, or sll cash, at purchaser's
option. Deposit of $50 on each parcel at time cf
aalu. Conveyancing and recording at purchaser'a
JOHN LANG HAM, Jr.,
R. M PARKER, Attorney for Party Secured.
?7THIS ABOVE SALE IS POSTPONED UNTIL
TUESDAY, APRIL NINETEENTH, 1904, same
hours and places.
ap9 dts By order of tbe Surviving Trustee.
RECEIVERS' SALE OF VALUABLE UN IMPROV
ED REAL ESTATE IN PETWORTH, TO
WIND UP THE AFFAIRS OF THE NORTH
WEST REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COM
By virtue of a decree of the Supreme Court of
the Llstrlct of Columbia, passed in Equity cause
Ko. 23552, the undersigned receivers will iffer for
aale. at public auction, in front of the respective
premises, at HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.
ON WEDNESDAY APRIL TWENTIETH, 1904,
the following real estate, situate in the county of
Washington, District of Columbia, to wit: All of
lot 16. west 20 ft et of 19, all of lot 21. 22 23,
east 20 feet of 24, east 20 feet of 28, all of 29,
80. 31 and the west 2o feet of 32, in block 31, in
Pet worth Addition to the citv of Washington.
Terms: One-third cash, balance in equal Install
inentN. In MM and tWS years, with interest at the
rate of 6 i?er cent i*?r annum from the day of sale,
t*T able seml-snnuallr. secured by deed of trust
Upon the property sold, or all cash, at the option
of the purchaser. Deposit of $100 required st
tluie of sale upon each piece of property *old.
Taxes psld to day of sale. Terms to be complied
With within fifteen days from day of sale, other
wise the property will be resold st risk and cost of
defaulting purchaser. All conveyancing, recording,
ate., at cost of purchaser.
WILLIAM G. PRENTISS. Receiver,
606 F st. n.w.
CHAS. 8. MUIR, Receiver.
1407 F st. n.w.
THOS J. OWEN * SON. Aucts. ap7-d*do
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE. AUCTIONEER.
TRUSTEES 9ALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE. IN ALLEY BETWEEN L AND
M. SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH
By virtue of a decree of the 8upreme Court of
the District of Columbia, psssed In Equity Cause
Ko 24322. we. the uudersigned. trustees, will sell,
at public auction, in front of the premises, on
THURSDAY. THE TWENTY FIRST DAY OF
APhiL. A.D. 19?>4. AT HALF PAST FOUR
O'CLOCK P.M.. the following described land and
Drcmlsoa situate in the city of Washington, In the
T)?strict of Columbia, aud designated as and being
lots 67, 6s. 60 70 snd 71. in D. Hall Rice's re
corded subdivision of orlg nal lots Nos. 9, 10, 11
and 12, lu square 183. u* recorded In the offlce cf
th** survevor of the District of Columbia, together
With the Improvements, consisting of five two-story
T*rms of sale: One-third of the purchase money
to be paid in cash, and the balance In two equal
Installments, payable in one and two yeats. with
Interest at six per centum per annum, payable
semi annually, from dsy of sale, secured by de??d
Of trust ujM)u the property sold, or all cash, at the
option of tbe purchaser. A dep??sit of $100 will be
required of the pun-baser on each parcel at tho
tlm*- of sale. All conveyancing, lecordlng and
notarial fees at the cost of the purchaser. Terras
Of sale to be complied with within fifteen days
from day of sale otherwise the trustees reserve
the right to resell the property at the risk ar.d
cost of the defaulting purchaser, after five days'
advertisemeut of such resale lu The Evening S'ar,
a newspaper published In tbe city of Washington,
WILLIAM H. A. WORM LET. Trustee,
No. 707 G St. n.w.
FURVAN J. SHADD. Trust.e.
apO dAds 9th snd It sts. n.w.
THOA J OWEN A SON, AUCTIONEER
913 F st. n.w.
Public Sale of the Laundry Machin
ery Located in the Laundry Plant
at 344 Pa. Ave. N.W. ?
By virtue of authority vested in ns4 we will sell,
at public auction, within the above plant, on
THURSDAY, APRIL TWENTY-FIRST, 1904, AT
ONE O'CUX'K P.M.. the following laundry Ma
chinery, consisting, in part, of 1 Engine, Boiler, 1
"Sharp" Machine, 8 Washers. 1 Filter, Shafting,
Pulleys snd Haugers, 2 Pumps. Shirt Dampener,
1 Body Irooer, 1 Body and Wristband troner. Neck
band Irouer, 3 Collar Shapers, Collar-^dge Ironer.
2 Extractors. 1 Expansion Tank, 1 Soap Tank, 1
1 v*ry fine Dry House, 1 Safe. 1 Trap,
'1 Eiui*?1* CASH* 111 Without reserve.
to tbe .born ml
.Sir hSI'1' ' Br"* - '?1? r??. ? *.
?1>16 dta THO* OWBN * SON. Aacts.
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE. AUCTIONEER.
I TRUSTEE'S SALE OF~VALUABLE IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE, BEING FRAME HOUSE, NO.
2405 I ST. N.W.
Bj virtue of a decree of the Supreme Court of
t*ie District of Columbia, passed in equity cause No.
24462, wherein Christopher O'Nell et al. are com
plHlnants and Latvrence O'Neil et al. are defend
ants, tbe undersigned trustee will sell, at nubile
auction. In front of tie premises, on MONDAY,
THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF APRIL. A. D. 1904,
AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., the follow
ing described land and premises, situate In the
city of Washington, In the District of Columbia,
and designated as and being tbe west twenty-seven
(27) feet front by tbe depth of one hundred and
twenty-four and 92-100 (124 92-100) feet of lot one
(1), In square twenty-eight (28). together with the
Improvements, consisting of frame house No. 2405
I st. n.w.
Terms of sale: One-third of tbe purchase money
to be paid In cash, and the balance In two equal
Installments, payable In one and two years, with
Interest at six per centum per annum, payable
semi-annually, from day of sale, secured by deed
of trust upon the property sold, or all cash, at
the option of the purchaser. A deposit of $200 will
be required of the purchaser at the time of sale.
All conveyancing, recording and notarial fees at
the coat of the purchaser. Terms of sale to be
compiled with within fifteen days from day of sale,
otherwise the trustee reserves the right to vesell
the property at the risk and cost of the de
faulting purchaser, after five days' advertisement
of such resale In The Evening Star, a newspaper
published In the city of Wnshintftoo^. d. 0.
FRANCIS P. B. SANDS. Trustee,
sp6-d&ds v 1333 F st. n.w.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Auctioneers.
PAWNBROKERS AUCTION SALE OF UNRE
I will sell at the store of S. Burnstlne, 361 Pa.
are. n.w.. at HALF-PAST SEVEN P.M., MON
DAY, APRIL EIGHTEENTH. 1004, all unred^em
ed pledges In his store on-*whlch Is due one year's
Interest or more. This sale consists of Gold, Sil
ver, Gold Filled and Metal Watches, Diamonds of
all descriptions. Rings, Chains, Lockets, Scarfpins,
Studs, Earrings. Lace Pins. Bracelets, Cuff Bit
tons, Spectacles and Eyeglasses, Field and Opera
Glasses, Books, Guns, Pistols, Musical, Surgical
and Mechanical Instruments, Iron and Wooden
Clocks, Phonographs, Satchels, Full Dress Casts,
Microscopes, Clothing, Ladies' and Gents' Wealing
Apparel of all kins, and numerous other articles.
Sale to continue every day until all lots are sold.
Holders of tickets please take notice.
S. BURNSTTNE, Broker.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Auctioneers.
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER.
ATTORNEY'S SALE OF BRICK DWELLING
KNOWN AS 1922 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE
By virtue of authority given me, I will sell at
public auction in front of the premises, on MON
DAY, APRIL EIGHTEENTH. 1904, AT FIVE
O'CLOCK, the following described real estate:
Part of lots uumbered thirty-six and thirty-seven,
In square numbered one hundred and seventy-six,
with improvements, otherwise known as 1922 New
Hampshire avenue northwest. Washington, D. 0.
Terms: All cash above fifteen hundred ($1,500)
dollar trust on said premises. A deposit of two
hundred ($200) dollars will be required at time of
sale. Terms must be \compIied with in fifteen
days from date of sale, or right Is reserved to re
sell at risk and cost of defaulting purchaser, after
five days' advertisement of said resale. Convey
ancing, recording, etc., at cost of pur?ha*er.
Attorney for Owner,
ap!2-d&ds Kellogg building. 1416 F st. n.w.
UNITED STATES MARSHAL'S SALE.
By virtue of two writs of fieri facias Issued out
of the clerk's office of the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia, aud to me directed, I will
sell, at public sale, for cash, in front of the court
house door, ou MONDAY, THE NINTH DAY OF
MAY. 1004, AT ELEVION O'CLOCK A.M.. all of
the interest of the defendant William Mayse in
and to sublot 186, in block 4. In the subdivision of
Montello, with Improvements thereon, in the county
of Washington, D. C.. seized and levied upon as
the Interest of tbe defendant William Mayse in
said real estate and sold to satisfy exeeutions-at
law Nos. 35801 and 36313, Supreme Court, D. C.
A U LI OK PALMER. U. S. Marshal.
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, Auctioneer.
TUOS'J. OWEN A SON, AUCTIONEERS.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF VALUABLE THREE
STORY BRICK DWELLING, BEING PREM
ISES NO. 471 FLORIDA AVENUE NORTH
By virtue of a deed of trust to us, dated the
J7th day of July, 1899, and recorded among the
land records of the District of Columbia in Liber
No. 2375, at folio 440, et seq., we will sell, at
the request of the holder of the nttes secured
thrreby. at public auction, In front of the premises,
ON TUESDAY. THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL, A. I>.
19<?4. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the
following described property, situate in the county
of Washington, District of Columbia, and being all
of lot numbered forty-one (41), in Thomas G. Hon
sey. trustee's subdivision of part of block num
bered five (5), "Le Droit Park,'' as per plat record
ed in Liber county No. 7, at folio 44, of the rec
ords of the office of the survoyer of the District
Terms of sale: One-third cash and the balance
In one, two and thr*?e years, tbe deferred payments
to be represented by notes of the purchaser seemed
by a deed of trust upon the property sold and to
bear Interest at the rate of five (5) per centum per
annum, payable semi-annually, or all cash, at !he
oft Ion of the purchaser. A deposit of three hun
dred (300) dollars will be required at the time
of sale, and all conveyancing and recording will b-r
at the cost of the purchaser. The terms of sale
are to l?e complied with within ten days from date
thereof, otherwise the trustees reserve the right to
resell the property at the risk and cost of the de
faulting purchaser, after at least five (5) d:?ys' no
tice of such resale In some newspaper published
in the District of Columbia.
ALBERT A. WILSON,
JOHN B. LARNER,
aplS-d&d* 1335 F st. n.w.. Trustees.
JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCT.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF LOT IMPROVED BY
TWO-STORY BRHK DWELLING. NO. 1220
KIRUY STREET NORTHWEST.
By virtue of a deed of trust, duly recorded In
Liber No. 1851. folio 364 et seq., of the land rec
ords of the District of Columbia, and at the re
quest of the parties thereby secured, we will sell
at public auction. In frout of the premises, on
FRIDAY. APRIL TWENTY-SECOND, 1904, AT
FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following described real
estate, lying and being in the city of Washing
ton, District of Columbia, and known and dis
tinguished as lot numbered one hundred and thirty
five (135). in Charles V. Trott's subdivision of lots
89. 90 and 91. In F. B. McGulre, trustees for Bes
sie J. Kibbey, subdivision. In square numbered
five hundred and fifty-five (555), as said subdivision
Is recorded in Liber 20. folio 151, In the survey
or's office of the District of Columbia, together
with the buildings and improvements thereon.
Terms of sale: One-third cash, of which a de
posit of $100 must be made at the time of sale,
and tbe balance In two equal installments In one
and two years from day of sale, for which notes
of the purchaser, bearing interest from day of
sale at the rate of six |?er centum per annum, pay
able semi-annually, and secured by deed of trust
on the property sold, will be taken, or nil cash,
at the option of the purchaser. All conveyancing
and recording at purchaser's cost. If terms lire
not complied with in ten days from date ef sale
the trustees reserve the right to resell the prop
erty at the risk and cost of tbe defaulting pur
chaser after eight days advertisement of the same.
CHARLB* W. HANDY,
CHAS. C. GLOVER.
J. EDGAR SMITH,
Attorney for parties secured. apll-d&ds
JAM ES WR ATCLIF FE7 AUCTION EE IC
TRUSTEE S SALE OF DESIRABLE RESIDENCE,
NO. 917 R STREET NORTHWEST, WITH
BRICK STABLE ON REAR.
By virtue of a deed of trust, bearing date the
22<1 day of August, 1893. and recorded in Liber
1853 folio 7 et seq., one of the land records of the
District of Columbia, ami at the written request of
the parties secured thereby, the undersigned will,
on MONDAY. APRIL TWENTY-FIFTH. 1904, AT
FIVE O'CLOCK P.M., sell, at public auction, In
front of tbe premises, all of lot numbered nine
(9), of Mattingly and Wilson, trustees' subdivision
of square numbered three hundred and sixty-three
(368). as per plat recorded in Liber W. B. M.,
folio 197. of the records of the office of tbe sur
veyor of the said District.
Terms of sale: One-third cash, the balance In
equal Installments. In one and two years, with !n
1 terest at the rate of five per cent per annum from
the day of sale, payable semi-annually, secured by
deed of trust uj?on the property sold, or all cash, at
the option of the purchaser. Dej?osit of $200 re
quired at time of sale. Terms to be complied with
In 15 days from day of sale, otherwise the property
will be resold at risk and cost of defaulting pur
chaser. All conveyancing, notarial fees and re
cording at cost of purchaser.
WILLIAM E. EDMONSTON,
apl8-d*d? 500 Fifth st. n.w.
JAMBS W RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER.
Compulsory Sai!e by Attor
neys off 2-Story Brick
Store and Dwelling, No.
70 fl Delaware Ave. South
On TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL NINE
TEENTH. A. D. It.>4, AT HAL*'-PAST FOUR
1 O'CLOCK I' M., we wl 1 offer for Kale, by pjblk
auction. In f.x'ilt of the premises, by order of the
owner, who la a non-resident, lot 28, square 588,
together with the Improvement*, etc.
Tcin;?: Very liberal and slated at aale; $2<? re
I Quired upon acceptance of hid. Terms to be com
? plied ?lin III tlfleen day*. All conveyancing, etc.,
at purchaser's coat.
BRANDENBURG & BRANDENBURG. Attya..
apl4 <?.Ads Kendall bids.
THOS. J. OWEN * SON, AUCTIONEERS."
TRVSTKE'S SALE OF VALUABLE IMPROVED
PROPERTY, NO. 818 22l> ST. N.W., NO. 211'!
I fT N.W., BRICK STABLE IN REAR, AND
2104 I ST. N.W.
Tbe undersigned trustee In bankruptcy of Perry
V. Hough, bankrupt, bankruptcy cause No. 2*W,
will aell at public auction In front of tbe respective
premla a. ON TUESDAY. THE NINETEENTH DAY
Of APRIL. lf*H, COMMENCING AT FOUR P.M.,
No. 818 KM St. n.w.. Improved by a three story
brick dwelling house, same being part of lot 14, In
square numbered S5, and Immediacy thereafter,
house No. 2118 I street n.w., same Being a two
story frame dwelling and brick stable In rear,
same being part of lot numbered 20, In square nura
be red 77, and Immediately thereafter house num
bered 2104 I at. n.w., same being a two-st ry brick
dwelling bouse, same being sublet numbered 28, In
square numbered 77, situate In tbe city of Waab
Ingion, District of Columbia.
Terms announced at time of aale. A deposit of
?100 will be required upon eacb piece of property at
tbe time of sale; conveyancing and recording at
?urchaser's coat. Terms to be compiled with In
i daya from time of aale, otherwise property will
be resold at risk and coat of da'aultlng purchaser.
WALTER A. JOHNSTON. Trustee,
a#7-4Ml (M IH ft. fcW.
Sale by Auction
of the Balance of the Valuable Stock of
In Store 1004 F Street N.W.
By direction of the owner I will sell on
Tuesday, Wednesday amid Thursday,
April 119,20 and 21, at 11 a.mni. & 3 p.m.,
at Store 1004 F st.vn.w.,
The balance of his valuable stock of Ladies' Furnishings, comprising
the most expensive Sapphire, Royal Worcester, Bon Ton and other
Corsets, Ladies' Underwear, the finest obtainable high-grade Suits and
upward of 400 expensive Skirts, Silk Hosiery of the very latest and the
finest grades, 250 Waists, Flowers, Pocket Books, Opera Bags, Para
sols and hundreds of other articles usually found in the most aristo
This sale should attract the attention of the entire public, for it is
safe to say that never in the history of this city were goods of such a
high grade offered at auction to the highest bidders.
N. B.?Chairs provided for ladies.
C. Q? Sloan <6? Co., Auctioneers,
1407 G Street, Near U. S. Treasury Dept.
JAPAIESE HIGH ABT,
Comprising; Bronzes, Cloisonne EnameHs, Antique
and Modern Ceramics, Em broideries, Carved Fur
niture, Cabinets, Kakemonos, IRammas, Ivory
' Carvings, Screens, Temple Cedar Furniture, Etc.,
To be sold without reserve or limit
By order of
MESSRS. MOQI EMANARY & CO.
on the afternoons of
Wednesday, Thursday amid Friday,
April 20, 21 and 22, 1904, at 2 O'clock Each Day,
AT SLOAN'S GALLERIES,
No. 1407 G street northwest, Washington, D. C.
Co Q. Sloan Co., Auctioneers,
Free exhibition daily, beginning Monday, April 18, until date of sale.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO., Auctioneers.
Foiuir=Story Brick Dwell
ing, fronting on M Street
Between 4th and Sth
Premises No. 456.
ON THURSDAY. APRIL, TWENTY-FIRST, AT
FIVE O'CLOCK P.M., will ofTer for Bale at pub
lic auction. In front of the premises, sublot 57,
in square 514, having 20 feet front by 100 feet
deep to an alley, improved by a four-story brick
dwelling, with four-story back building, 10 rooms
Terms of sale: One-third eash, balance in one
and two years, with interest^at Ave per cent per
annum, payable semi-annually, from day of sale,
secured by a deed of trust upon the property sold,
or all cash, at the option of the purchaser. A de
posit of $200 will be required at the time of sale.
All conveyancing, etc., at purchaser's cost. Pur
chaser allowed ten days from day of sale to com
plete the purchase.
ap!6-5t WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.. A lie to.
lii. K. Fuiton's Sale of
Joiho Doyle Casrmody,
I will sell fit public auction, at the office of H.
K Fulton. 314 Utli St. n.w.. commencing on WED
NESDAY, APRIL TWENTIETH, 1?>4. AT TEN
O'CLOCK A.M.. all tlie unredeemed pledges In liis
office on whlcli fa due ONE YEAR'S INTEREST
OR MORE, consisting of DIAMONDS AND OTHER
PRECIOl'S STONES. Bet In tine mountings In dlf
f( rent styles of Jewelry; Gold. Silver anil Gold
filled Watches. Gold Chains. Charms, Cuff and Link
Buttons. Gold Badges, Medals, Solid Silver Ware,
Opera Glasses. Books. Guns. Revolvers, Umbrellas.
Cameras. Musical and Mechanical Instruments and
other numerous articles. Sale to continue until all
lots are sold. NO PLEDGES PUT BACK ON THE
MORNING OF SALE. apl3-6t
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.. AUCTIONEERS.
CHANCERY SALE?NO. 1524 8TH STREET
NORTHWEST. NO. 1436 32 D STREET
NORTHWEST. VACANT LOT ON N STREET.
Under a decree In equity cause numbered 24VJ2
we will offer for sale, at public auction, In front
of the premises:
AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M. TUES
DAY. APRIL NINETEENTH. 1904, all that piece
or parcel of land and premises in the city of
Washington, District of Columbia, known and des
ignated as part of original lot numbered eleven (11)
In square numbered three hundred and ninety
seven (397), beginning at a point twenty-Beven feet
nine and one-half Inches from the northeast corner
of said lot numbered eleven, and running thence
nest ninety-nine feet four inches, thence south
thirteen feet ten and two-thiids Inches, thence
east ninety-nine feet and four Inches, thence north
along the line of 8th street west thirteen feet ten
and two-thirds Inches to the place of beginning,
improved by a wooden two-story residence, num
AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M. WED
NESDAY. APRIL TWENTIETH, 1904. all that
piece or paicel of land and premises In West
Washington known and distinguished as lot num
bered oue hundred and sixty-five (106) in Charles
R. Newman's subdivision of part of lot numbered
one hundred and fifty-seven In square formerly
numbered seventy-four (74) In the city of George
town. as per plat recorded In Liber Georgetown
No. 2, page 24, of the office of the surveyor for the
District of Columbia, Improved by a three-story
brick building designated as No. 1438 32d street.
AT FIVE O'CLOCK P.M. ON THE SAME DAY,
sll that piece or parcel of land and premises known
and designated as lot numbered five (6) In the sub
division made by certain commissioners of lots
numbered nlnety-flve, ninety-six and ninety-seven
In Beatty and Hawkins' Addition to Georgetown,
fronting twenty-eight feet and one inch on 1st
(now N) street being a vacant lot on said street
between 32<1 and Potomac streets.
Terms of sale: At the option of the purchaser,
?11 eash, or one-third cash, the balance In two
3usl payments, due one and two years after date
sale, respectively, with Interest until paid, at
the rate of five per cent per annum, payable semi
annually. to be secured by deed of trust on the
property sold. At the time the property Is knock
ed down to the purchaser he shall make a deposit
of two hundred dollar*. At the expiration of two
weeks. If the purchaser fails to fully comply with
the terms of ssle, he shall be liable for a resale at
bis cost and risk. The costs of conveyancing are
to be paid by the purchaser. The taxes sre to be
paid to the day of sale.
ALLEN C. CLARK, Trustee.
606 F st. n.w.
JOHN V. COX. Trustee,
a p6.7,9.12,14.16,18,19.20 1410 Q St. n.w.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS, AUCTIONEER.
I will sell at pnblle auction at 437 11th St. n.w..
TUESDAY. APRIL NINETEENTH, 1904. AT
SEVEN O'CLOCK P.M., all goods on which Inter
est remains unpaid, consisting of Gold, Silver and
Metal Watches, Diamonds, (locks. Chains, Rings,
Jewelry of all kinds. Clothing, Books. Mnsical fn
struments. Guns, Revolvers, Mechanics' Tools, Opera
Glasves, Cameras, Typewriters, Grapbophonea. etc.
COLLATERAL LOAN 00., Haory B. Groce, Treas.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & 00., Auctioneer*.
To Whom It May Concern:
By authority of act of Congrrse passed May IS,
1896. we vlll sell within and In front of our auc
tion rooms, corner 10th nnd D sts. n.w., on SAT
URDAY. APRIL TWENTY-THIRD, 1904, AT TEN
O'CLOCK A.M., to pay storage charges, etc., all
Household Goods awl Chattels. Picture*, Books,
Contents Trunks. Barrels, Boxes, etc., useful or
ornamental, stored with us in the following names:
Mrs. Christiana Buel, John N. McQwln, George
E. llyde, D. A. Qlascoff, Mary Lynch, Miss B. M.
Carroll, Mr. H. B Moore. John T. Spencer, Clark
Sawyer. Those Interested please take notice.
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.,
ap!6-6t Cor. 10th and D 8ts. n.w.
THUS. J. OWEN A SON, AUCTS., 913 F ST. N.W.
FIVE TWO-STORY BRICK DWELLINGS, NOS.
1000-2-4-8 AND 1008 LOUDEN PLAC1I, BE
TWEEN K AND L, 12TH AND 13TH STS.
8.E.. AT AUCTION, TO CLOSE AN ESTATE.
By virtue of authority of the administrator of
this estate, we will sell, at public auction, in front
of the premises, on FRIDAY, APRIL TWENTY
SECOND, 1SH>4, AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK
P.M.. lots 85, 80. 87. 88 and 80, In square 1023.
Fine opportunity for a good, paying Investment.
Terms very easy and announced at time of sale.
A deposit of |10U required upon acceptance of bid.
Conveyancing, etc.. at purchaser's cost.
aplO-dts THUS. J. OWEN A SON. Aucts.
JAMES W. RATOLIFFE, AUCTIONEER.
RECEIVERS' SALE OF HEAT
ING AND PLUMBING SUP
PLIES, BRONZE, PACKING,
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
CONTAINED IN PREMISES
NO. 1404 PA. AVE. N.W.
ALSO ONE HORSE AND
By virtue of an order of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia, passed in Equity cause
No. 24693. the undersigned receivers will sell, by
public auction, on FRIDAY, THE TWENTY
SECOND DAY OF APRIL A. D. 11104, AT TEN
O'OIXKTK A.M.. within the above premises, stock
of Heating and Plumbing Supplies, including 2
Water Elevators, Hot-water Boiler. Fittings. Zlucs.~
Pipe, Closet Fixtures, Radiators. Bronte, Oil.
Packing, Officc Furniture, etc. Alao Horse and
F. WALTER BRANDENBURG. Receiver,
Femlall building, 344 D st. n.w.
RICHARD C. THOMPSON, Receiver.
apl6-dAdb? Femlall building. 344 D st. n.w.
THOS. J. OWEN * SON, AUCTIONEERS.
TRUSTEES' SALE OF VALUABLE UNIMPROVED
REAL ESTATE EAST OK LINCOLN PARK.
By virtue of certain deeds of trust recorded in
I Liber 1480, at folio 60, of the land records of the
District of Columbia, and at the request at the
party pfcnrcd. we will dell at nubile auction In
front of the premises 60 THITR.SDAY, APRIL
TWENTY-EIGHTH, 1904. COMMENCING AT
FOUR O'CLtXlt P.M.. anil continuing until all
the parcels are offered, the following descrjbed
Square 1136, lots 1, 2 and 14, fronting on 21st
and B streets s.e. <' ?' '
Square 113!), lots 8,. *. ft, fronting on E. Cap.
and 22d streets n.e.
| Square 1141, lots 7, "8, 0, 10, fronting on 23d
and C streets n.e.
Square 1144, lots 7 to 14, Inclusive, being north
one-half of square.
Square 1133, lots 3, 4, 5, ?, fronting on 21st and
A streets n.e.
Terms: One-third cash, of which a deposit of
$250 on each parcel pun haaeil as a whole must be
made at the time of sale, balance in two equal
Installments, pavable -in one or two years from
day of sale, for which notes of 'the purchaser,
bearing Interest from day of sale (payable semi
annually) and secured by deed of trust on the
property sold, will lie taken: or all cash, at the
option of the purchaser. All conveyancing and
recording at purchaser's coat. If terms are not
complied with in ten days from sale "the trustees
reserve the right to resell the property at the
risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser or pur
chasers. after five days advertisement In The
Evening Star p^3n,^(;TON DANENHOWER,
A. A. BROO>f,
NEWTON A GILLETT. Attorneys f<w Party Se
MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE PROPEB
TY NEAR SL1G0. MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
MARYLAND. t . , ,
Rv Virtue of the power In a certain mortgage I
will on SATURDAY. APRIL THIRTIETH, 1904.'
AT HALF-PA8T THREE O'CLOCK P.M.. offer /or
sale at Silver Spring station, on Metropolitan
branch of B. and O. R. R , the property ownetfby
the late Causln Condlct. containing 28 acrea 3 MOda
and 7 perches of land. Improved by 2H-Btory frame
dwelling and outbuildings. Good water, fruit and
lawn ahaded by handsome trees, both decldnona
and evergreen. Property fronts on turnpike, about
114 miles from District line, at Silver Sprlng- Ven;
near the properties of CrosbjrS. Noyes and Edward
W Byrn, and within one-haH mile of electric car*.
Terms cash, or one-half credit, at opt ton of pur
HATTERSLY W. TALBOTT, Attorney, ,
?p9.1423.27 H^ckrUl#. kid.
THO& J. OWW * BON, AUOTI0NBBB8.
TRUSTEES* SALE OP VALUABLE UNBIPROV
BD RKAJL ESTATE EAST OF LINCOLN
By rlrtue of asvea deeds of trust. recorded in
Liber 1303. at folios 164 to 1W, inclusive, of ths
land record* of the District of Oolnmbla, and at
request of party secured, we will aell, ?t public
auction. In front of tlM premlaea, WBDNE&DaT,
APRIL TWENTY-SEVENTH, 1904, COMMENCING
AT FOUR O'CLOCK P.M., and conUnnloc till all
of the parcels are offered, the following described
Square 1119, lota 10, 11, IS and IS, fronting on
30th and B atreeta northeast.
Square 1126, lot* 1. 2, 11, 13, 18, 14, 10. 1?, ba
ins the east one-baM of the square.
Square 1128, lota 1, 3. 9. 10, 11, 18, being east
one-half of the equare.
Square 1136, lota 8, 4, 6, 6, T, 8, being the weat
one-half of square.
Square 1144, lota 1, 3, 8, 4, 6, 12, being sooth
one-half of equare.
Square 1143, lots 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 13, being eaat
one-half of equare.
Square 1146, lots T, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 18, fronting
on B and 26th atreeta.
Terms: One-third cash, of which a deposit of
1260 on each parcel purchased aa a whole must be
made at the time of the aale, balance In two equal
Installments, payable In one or two years from day
of sale, for which notes of the purchaser, bearing
Interest from day of sale (payable semi-annually)
and secured by deed of trust on the property sold,
will be taken; or all cash, at the option of the
purchaser. All conveyancing and recording at the
purchaser's cost. If terms are not complied with
In ten days from date of sale the trustees reserve
the right to resell the property at the rlak and cost
of the defaulting purchaser or purchasers, after
Ave days' advertisement In The Evening Star newa
paper. CHARLES W. HANDY,
? FRED W. PRATT,
NEWTON * GII.LETT, Attorneys for' Party Se
THOS. J. OWEN & SON, AUCTS., 913 F ST. N.W.
BATH AND CELLAR BRICK
DWELLING, NO. 1238 NEW
JERSEY AVE. N.W.
By virtue of authority vested in us by all parties
in interest, we will sell at public auction, in front
of the premises. ON THURSDAY. APRIL TWEN
TY-FIRST, 1004. AT HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK
P.M., lot J, In squsre 523. House in excellent con
dition snd well rented.
Terms: One-third cash, balance in one and two
years, with Interest, secured by deed of trust on
the property sold, or sll cash, at the purchaser's
option. A deposit of $100 required at time of sale.
Conveyancing and recording at coat of purchaser.
apia-d&ds TIIOS. J. OWEN ft SON. Auctioneers.
C. G. H/OAN ft CO.. AUCTIONEERS,
1407 G ST. N.W.
8AI/E OF PERSONAL EFFECTS AND HOUSE
HOLD GOODS FOR STORAGE CHARGES.
Notice Is hereby given that on SATURDAY,
AFRIL TWENTY-THIRD. 1904. AT TEN O'CLOCK
A.M.. there will be sold, at public auction, in the
auction room of C. G. Sloan & Co., 1407 G St.
n.w., Washington. D. C.. to enforce liens for stor
age charges, ctc., due and unpaid, all Goods, Fur
niture. Household and Personal Effects on storage
with the American Security and Trust Company. In
the names of II. I. Brackett, Mrs. A. St. Clair
Denver and J. W- Pinkney.
ALBERT M. READ,
apl6-6t American Security and Trust Company.
AVOWS HIMSELF A SPOILSMAN.
Senator Bailey Considers Civil Service
Reform a Dream.
Senator Bailey of Texas addressed the
Senate on the question of civil service yes
terday afternoon just before adjournment.
The subject came up in connection with
a paragraph in the sundry civil appropria
tion bill. Mr. Bailey announced in plain
terms that ho had no sympathy with the
"irridescent dream" of civil service reform.
He declared thai each party should control
the patronage while in power and avowed
himself a spoilsman.
Mr. Hale said he was in accord with much
that Mr. Bailey said, but added that Con
gress could not be induced to change the
law even though convinced that It should be
The Panama canal bill occupied the major
portion of the day and was passed without
division. Mr. Spooner made a vigorous
speech in support of the bill and was re
plied to by Mr. Morgan.
The sundry civil appropriation bill was
taken up and when the Senate adjourned
about half of it had been read.
To Compliment Lieut. Chandler.
The Secretary of the Navy has decided
to compliment Lieutenant Lloyd H. Chand
ler for his highly creditable management of
the tcrpedo boat flotilla, just arrived at Ca
vite from Hampton Roads. As that officer
has practically completed his regular tour
of sea duty. He will be detached from
command of the flotilla and ordered to
proceed to Japan for the purpose of mak
ing such investigations as the Japanese
government will permit with regard to the
Japanese destroyers and other torpedo
craft, including their construction and
methods of operations. This is a highly
important assignment. No one has yet been
selected to succeed Lieutenant Chandler In
command of the torpedo boat flotilla.
The Sherman Sails From Manila.
General Wade, commanding the Philippine
division, hae notified Acting Adjutant Gen
eral Hall of the departure from Manila
yesterday of the transport Sherman, hav
ing on board the 29th Infantry, consisting
of 494 enlisted men, 360 casuals, 40 general
prisoners, 24 sick and 4 insane.
Thanks to Army Men.
The Secretary of the Interior has written
a letter to the Secretary of War express
ing his "full appreciation of the ready, dis
interested and efficient service rendered by
Col. H. P. Kingsbury, 8th Cavalry, and
Lieut. Albert A. King, 8th Cavalry, and the
soldiers under the latter's command in
preserving the timber on the Wichita for
ests reservation, Oklahoma," during a re
cent destructive fire on that reservation,
and adding: "I hereby, through you, ex
tend my thanks to each and all of them for
their invaluable assistance on that occa
YOUNGSTERS IN MASKS.
Annual Ball of the Children of the
The thirtieth annual masquerade ball of
the children of the Washington Saenger
bund was the occasion for a pleasant gath
ering at the National Rifles' Armory last
night, in which four hundred young people
participated. The little ones held full sway
until 11 o'clock, when the "grown-ups'1 were
allowed to participate. The costumes worn
were in many cases unique and fanciful and
withal pretty. When the hour of eleven ar
rived a procession was formed and the
youthful revelers marched in review before
the reception committee.
Among thf. Impersonations were. Cupid,
Miriam Kleeplatt; Little Bo Peep, Corinne
Hutterly; a court page, Harry Eisenbeiss;
Poppy. Maizie Shook; Dolly Vardtn, Dor
othy Lutz; a Spanish dancer. Helen Zeh;
Irish queen. Mildred Farrell; Little Red
Riding Hood, Briska Zwissler; grandmother,
Mabel Coidenstroth; a Japanese lady, Mar
garet Schlotterbaek; France Carnival, Fred
erick Carl; Brownie, George Hutterly; a
sailor. Will Hutterly; a jockey, Rudolph
Coidenstroth; an Indian chief, Bernard
Knox; a Mexican bull tighter, Fritz Zelner;
Sunny Jim, Carl Fuhrmann. and the Gold
Dust Twins, Harold Seyffertli and Wallace
The committees in charge were as follows:
Entertainment?K. Xnnder. A. F. Jorss, S.
Sawtell, J. Waidman, George L. Storm, O.
Eocharding. A. Levy, William F. Meyer, H.
A. Scheuermann. V. Hoffman and F. Carl.
Floor?A. O. Hutterly, William Beuchert,
A. I.orch, J. Merkling. F. Waidman, W. J.
Kettler, Henry Schick, H G. Minster, I.
Bchrend, W. F. Biehl, V. Hoffman. E. Rup
pert, Fritz Hohoff and H. J. Giclass.
An elaborate supper was served in the
lower hall during the entire evening for the
children and their grown friends.
Hearing In the case of Joseph Gillon,
twenty-eight years old, who was arrested
yesterday on a charge of theft by Detec
tive Johnston of the ninth precinct, was
continued in the Police Court today until
Monday. GUlon, It is alleged, visited the
home of Andrew Ensor, on Congress street
northeast, yesterday morning, while his
nineteen-year-old daughter Rose was alone,
and appropriated a derby hat. The young
lady. It is stated, drove Gillon away by pro
curing her father's revolver and aiming it
at his head. Her father was informed of
the matter later in the day and report was
made to tb? folic*
Consul General De Castro's
Opinion of Them.
EVASION OF LAW EASY
CERTIFICATES OP NATURALIZA
TION WITHOUT IDENTIFICATION.
Passports to Enter thi United States
Issued With No Xeans of Know
ing the Owners.
Special Correspondence of The Evening Sttr.
ROME, April 1, 18W.
Upon a desk In the office of the consul
general for the United States at Koine is
always a pile of original or certified copies
of American certificates of naturalisation.
These are sent to Rome from the various
consular offices in Italy, accompanied by
requests for passports for the owners
thereof, or for wives of the owners Intent
upon Joining their husbands In the United
States. The holder of an American pass
port Is necessarily an American cltisen, and
immigration laws, quarantine Inspection or
other restrictions, such as are applied to
Incoming foreigners, have no terrors for
These certificates, as received in Rome,
are wonderful and marvelous in their typo
graphical variations. Some are of impos
ing size, with large gilt borders, engraved
in Bcrlpt and carrying a seal tremendous in
Its proportions and lurid in its coloring.
Each one certifies to the fact that the per
son thereupon mentioned has become a
cltisen of the United States by virtue of
naturalization. There is no photograph, no
description; In fact, no means of identify
ing the proper owner of this certificate, and
the mere statement of any one skillful
enough to answer a few simple questions is
accepted as evidence of proprietorship. In
this pile of certificates in the consular of
fice nearly every state In the Union is rep
resented, though New York, and particu
larly Westchester county, furnishes the
largest number. Last year 1,100 of these
were received by the American officials in
Rome, each accompanied by th? usual re
quest for a passport from the embassy.
Most of them come from Naples, where the
largest number of Italians depart for the
When an Italian returns to Italy after
having become a naturalized citizen of the
United States h? generally brings with
him a certificate of naturalization. When
he desires to go back to the United States
without again passing inspection and ful
filling the requirements of the immigration
law he presents this certificate to the near
est American consul, who sends it to the
embassy at Rome, with the request that a
passport be Issued for the holder as an
American citizen. The passport and cer
tificate are returned to the owner of the
latter, and thus equipped he can proceed to
his adopted country at will.
Owing to the lack of identification data
on the certificate of naturalization the
mere statement of the holder that he is the
owner thereof has to be accepted as com
plete evidence of the alleged fact. This
statement is made under oath before the
consul. Ordinarily such an oath would be
taken seriously, but the Italian procedure
in the matter of oaths is peculiar. An oath
is administered in Italy only by a judge,
sitting in all the formal dignity of a court.
The party swearing is admonished of the
penalties of perjury, and the solemnity of
the occasion Is fully impressed upon all
concerned. Swearing before a United States
consul means nothing more than making a
mere statement, for the Italian can take
such an oath with a mental reservation
which fully appeases his conscience so far
as truth or falsehood may be involved.
The result of this system Is that if an
Italian Intending to emigrate to the United
States is in doubt as to his being allowed
to land he can have one of his friends In
that country send him a certificate of nat
uralization, and this he can use without
any trouble In securing a passport. The
same method can be used by women who
would not otherwise be allowed to land in
the United States, for by making the state
ment that they are the wives of the men
whose names are mentioned in the certifi
cates of naturalization they can secure
passports as such, for they are American
citizens by reason of the adopted national
ity of their husbands.
Every effort has been made by American
consuls in Italy'to reduce this abuse to the
minimum, but they cannot exercise wide
discretion, for the law is plain, and to re
fuse a passport upon a certificate might in
volve them in a serious controversy if such
application was genuine and In good faith,
notwithstanding suspicious circumstances
leading to rejection in the first instance.
The attention of the United States gov
ernment officials in Washington has been
called to this matter many times, but as
any change in the system Involves congres
sional legislation in the matter of natural
ization laws these recommendations have
borne no fruit. A simple remedy would be
to require a certificate containing some
data for identification of the original hold
er, or a supplementary certificate from
some responsible officer identifying the
holder as the party to whom the certificate
was originally issued.
Character of Emigrants.
Representatives of the American govern
ment who are stationed in Italy and brought
into close contact with the Italians emi
grating to the United States take a very
lenient view of these people as compared
with the popular view held in the United
States. They acknowledge that they are
dirty, but claim that they can be washed.
They admit seventy-five per cent of illiter
acy but point to the returning emigrants
as evidence of quickness and desire tojearn.
for those who return can nearly all read and
write. They have rather a good opinion
of the character of the Italian peasant.
They say he is industrious, saving, tract
able and inspired with a love of political
freedom, only asking an opportunity to de
velop into a good average citizen
Hector I>e Castro, the American consul
general at Rome, is of Italian parentage,
though a citizen of New York. Naturally,
he judges his own race with leniency, but
not unfairly, for he has an Intimate knowl
edge of conditions in the Vnlted States. He
has been seven years in his present posi
tion in Rome with every opportunity for
observing the tremendous exodus which
has taken place during that period. His
ideals of American citizenship are high,
and he would take every precaution to see
that none acquired that privilege without
duly qualifying to the best possible degree
He is a firm believer, however, in the very
great value to industrial America of the
tide of human labor which flows from Italy
to the new world, and sees no reason why,
with proper restrictions, it should not be
A strong point is made by General De
Castro of the possibilities contained in the
Italian peasant for the western and south
western sections of the United States. Un
fortunately. under the present American
law there can be no organization for col
onizing in the manner which would be nec
essary in this case. The Italian peasants
are hard-working farmers, accustomed to
all forme of agriculture, and many of them
familiar with irrigation. Were it possible
for owners of large Irrigated tracts of land
in the southwtst to come to Italy, and call
for a certain number of men to work in
irrigated fields or orchards, giving good
security for proper treatment., fair wages
and an opportunity to in time buy land
on installments, there would be no trouble
in getting thousands of such settlers for
New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Califor
nia, where they are so much needed to de
velop the country. As these p?K?ple would
have no money to begin with, however, they
would be classed as contract ltl>orers and
could not be admitted under such agree
ment* This fact is deplored in Italy for
the reason that the disadvantages incurred
by the emlgranst themselves in herding
together in the American cities are fully
realised, and the great advantages of the
western states fully appreciated.
General De Castro believes that the move
ment of Italians to the United States will
raoidly decrease during the next few years,
owinc to the exhaustion of the supply, and
to jgrobable reforms in Italy which will
main rural condition* mora endurable for
The present Italian law would also con
flict with such a plan, although It Is prob
aole that a suspension of the law could
be secured, If It was shown to be partlcu*
larly advantageous to the emigrants. It la
not lawful In Italy, under the new law,
to work for emigration or to distribute
matter advertising any particular locality
as being particularly desirable as a place
to go. This law was passed not only to
discourage emigration but to protect ItaU
tan emigrants against misrepresentation or
Eliminating the undesirable elemants from
ths Italian exodus, there is undoubtedly a
place In the United States where a majority
of these people would be of value to ths
country, and <3en. Do Castro. Italian as ha
la in his sympathies at this, is supported
by every American consul and other obs> rv
ers In Italy fn the contention that ths
present movement of these people toward
the United States Is far from being un
desirable, from the Amerloan point of vk w.
J. D. WHELPLEY.'
A NOTABLE CAREER
SENATOR STEWART WILL NOt
Senator Stewart's declination to again l>e
oome a candidate for the Senate from Ne
vada will remove from public life one of
the most picturesque ai)d Interesting men
in the capital. He came here forty years
ago as a United States senator, was out of
the Senate during two terms and was then
again elected for three terms, so that his
public service spreads over a term of thirty
Senator Stewart was born at Lyons.
Wayne county, N. Y., August 9, 1827. He
ren oved with his parents while a child to
Ohio and there attended school. He was a
teacher of mathematics in the Lyons Union
School while yet a pupil.
With the little money thus earned and
with the assistance of friends he entered
Tale College, remaining there until the
winter of 1849-50, when he was attracted
by the gold discover.es in California.
He arrived at S. n I'rr.nr..-, n May. 1*50,
and immediately engaged in mining with
pick and shovel in Nevada county, and in
this way accumulated some money. Two
years later he began the study of law and
still later was appointed district attorney.
In 1854 he was appointed attorney general
of California. In 1800 he removed to Vir
ginia City. Nev., in which state he was des
tined to play a most prominent part.
He was largely engaged in early mining
litigation and in the development of the
Elected to United States Senate.
Senator Stewart was chosen a member of
the territorial council In 1861, In 18t>2 ha
was elected a member of the constitutional
convention and was elected to the United
States Senate in 1864, taking his seat Feb
ruary 1, 1869. He served a second te: ;n,
and in 1875 resumed the practice of law in
Ne vada. California and the Pacific Co iat
generally. He was thus engaged when
elected to the United States Seriate in 1887
to succeed James G. Fair, democrat.
Senator Stewart has always been a re
publican, except during the few years when
he supported Bryan and the free silver
issue. He Is the author of that mu.:h
quoted phrase, "crime of '73.''
After supporting Bryan during two cam
paigns Senator Stewart returned to the re
publican fold. He always claimed?that )n
S3 doing he was entirely consistent on the
principle of free coinage for which he had
fought. He was satisfied that with the in
creased production of gold which, when lia
again lined himself up with the republi
cans. was twice as great as was the produc
tion of both gold and silver when he sep
arated from his parjy. the amount of money
being placed in circulation was sufficient
to do-the business of the world. In fact, he
claimed that the increased circulation he
wanted to secure through the free coinage
of silver was had by means of the free
coinage of the enormous output of gold.
Senator Stewart's life in Washington ha?
been one that has kept him prominently
before the public. When he came he:*
forty years ago he was known as "the
great silver king." and his wealth was
supposed to rank him as one of the richest
men of the entire country. His mining
properties were regarded as almost limit-,
less in value. He spent his fortune w.tli
a lavish hand.
"Stewart Castle." which he built, over
looking Dupont Circle, was nearly thirty
years ago, far on the outskirts of the city.
Irdeed it was so far removed from the resi
dential part of the town as to excite cotn
m< nt on the part of all who trudged out
there to see It.
At the time It was built "Stewart Castle"
was probably the most elaborate private
residence of the city. It was furnished in
magnificent style, all the furniture being
purchased In France and shipped to th.a
country. Mrs. Stewart went abroad to se
lect the furnishings. The first consignment
of rare Parisian furniture s;nt to this coun
try for "Stewart Castle" was lost at sea.
A second order, largely dupl.c.iimg the
first, was given, and that arriving safety
made "Stewart Castle" probably the most
handsomely furnished private residence m
the District at that time.
Later Senator Stewart experienced some
financial reverses, and return ng to Nev id i
again built up a great fortune. That was
during the period when he was out of the
Senate. He again occupied the liou e when
he returned here, but after some yens tie
rented It. and It was long the home of the
Chinese legation. Several years ngo he
sold the property to Senator Clark of Mon
tana. who tore down the house. Senator
Clark still owns the land
Interested in the District.
Senator Stewart has always been Inter
ested in the District of ColumbU. He was
one of the foremost men in the formation
of the syndicate that was involved In tilt
Chevy Chase Land Company, though long
ago he disposed of that Interest. He has
always been a thorough believer In the ulti
mate greatness of the District.
As a member of the Senate committee on
the District of Columbia during many years
he lias been greatly interested In local af
fairs. A few years ago he bought a tract
of 1,000 acres near Ashburn, Va., where he
conducted, largely as a nscreat'on. a d ilry
farm. This enterprise waii always r. garfled
as one that should be cla?se4 along with
Horace Greeley's farming purr-ults. It.
however. Interested him in securing legisla
tion to provide purer dairy products for the
District, in which he has taken a personal
Several years ago Mrs. Stewart waa
killed in flfi automobile accident In Califor
nia, and some years later, when the senator
was in his seventy-fifth year, he again mar.
Senator Stewart has no defintte plans aa
to the future, but speaking of his retirement
today, said that he had discovered that
public men who get in the eighties seldom
add to their reputation and he had no de
sire to remain in public life. He will bt
seventy-seven years of age on his