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Several of them have sold for
$8,ooo; owner needs the cash for
another enterprise and will sacrifice
the three (3) remaining houses 011
Columbia Road near 13th st., Nos.
BUY FOR A HOME, better than
many $9,000 houses; BUY FOR
INVESTMENT, $50 a month has
been refused; BUY FOR A SPEC
ULATION, should be resold at
one of the highest points on Colum
bia Heights; paved street; cement
walks; public alley; BEAUTIFUL
FRONTS, stone and brick; three
stories, cellar under entire house.
Parlor, library, or reception hall,
dining room, pantry and kitchen all
on one floor; six lovely bed rooms;
TWO (2) ELEGANT TILED
BATHS, PORCELAIN TUBS; all
rooms beautifully decorated; TWO
(2) STAIRWAYS.; handsome man
tels; TWO-STORY REAR
PORCHES; electric lighting;
STEAM HEAT. Open for in spec
804-6-8 F Street N.W.
Real Estate Co. (Inc.),
13Z1-1.MH 32(1 St. 'Phone West 40.
Park, Va., only
?Splendid, well-built, 15
room house and one acre
of beautiful ground at
Riverside Park, between
Alexandria and Mt. Ver
non. All modern im
provements, wide, double
porches, large rooms. Es
pecially suitable for pri
vate club house. Conve
nient to electric cars.
Real Estate Co. (Inc.),
1323-1.*(25 31M st. 'Phone West 40.
* Ideal investment |
No. 2 T St. N. E. arcd J
Nos. 1903 -05 - 07-0? g
North Capitol St.
jc Three Sold Before Completion. ?
I Nos. 1007-1909 Left. J
I Price, $5,475 & 55,61)0. g
fl Handsome red brick flints, with carved
3? brownstone trimming*. fo*
Yi First floor 1'arlor, dining room and re
M ceptlon hit 11. finished In hardwood; pantry v?
|m and kitchen. 3#
yj Second tluor- Four well lighted bed rooms
& and bath
S Attic Finished Nd room and storage g
5 room. Ok
Cabinet mantels, open tiled fireplace. &
tiled vestibules and bath rooms. nickel plated ^
*Jfc' plumbing, two-story porches In the rear. >?
cement cellar under entire house, furnace ^
6 These houses are on n wide street and S
have deep lots to a lft-ft. alley. See them. ^
^ APPLY ON I'REMIHKS OH TO
ALEX. MILLAR, g
OWN Kit AND BI'ILKKR, (V
112115 Ohio Ave. N.W. |
S It (ft
Church- "Don't you dislike to smell that
Odor from th >se automobiles?"
Gotham- 'No; like to smell It."
"I certainly do. lou know you can't
Imell the <>d.>r until the machine has gone
"I know It "
"Wall, if the machine has gone by, and
jrou can smell at all, you're pretty sure
that you haven't been struck."?Yonkers
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REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
Building Foundations of Con
DEMAND FOR PROPERTY
AMPLE SITES FOB EDUCATIONAL
STRUCTURES SOUGHT FOR.
Increase in the Number of Schools At'
tended by Pupils From
Progress is being made in the construc
tion of Continental Hall, which Is to be the
home of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. Occupying as it will the en
tire eastern frontage of the square on 17th
street between C and D streets northwest,
the new building will be large and spacious,
as Is needed In order to provide proper quar
ters for an organization whose members
run into the tens of thousands. It has
been found by the Richardson & Uurgess
Company, which has the contract for lay
ing the foundations, that It was necessary
to go deeper than was anticipated.
This, of course, was due to the nature
of the soil, which proved to be made
ground for practically the entire extent of
the property. In order to secure a proper
footing for the foundations an average
depth of ten feet was needed. At the north
east corner of the square the depth that
was excavated was twelve feet.
This part of the work is now practically
completed and the laying of the brick
foundations is going on and will be prose
cuted to completion.
Sites for Large Buildings.
Brokers who are familiar with the real
estate market in all its phases state that
recently quite a demand has sprung up for
large building sites, either within the old
bounds of the city or within easy reach
of the city's center. The use to which such
property is to be placed, it Is stated, is
as sites of schools for young ladies and
girls. The requirements for such a pur
pose are chiefly a considerable piece of
ground, so that the proposed building can
stand detached, as is required in the case
of larg# structures. In order to secure light
and air. Property of this sort entirely
without improvements is rather Hard to
find, and the owners of good sized tracts
within the area mentioned are inclined to
think they have desirable holdings.
The suggestion that such inquiries give
rise to brings out a feature of the recent
development of the city that is perhaps as
important ;ls any that can be mentioned,
and that is the rise and progress of the
schools for girls In this city. A few years
ago such schools were practically unknown
and the number of girls who were sent here
to be educated was so insignificant as to
hardly attract attention. Now, however,
what may be termed, with due regard for
the meaning of the term, great educational
Institutions have sprung up and are flour
ishing and expanding, and now it is evi
dent that additions are to be made to thair
Thousands of Students.
It Is a conservative estimate to say that
several thousand ycung ladies come here
each year for their education and they
find in the various instituitons throughout
the city and its immediate vicinity ample
accommodations, such as are to be had
In all first-class schools of the sort, as
well as a large and competent corps of
te.u-hers. The popularity of this city as a
place for the education of girls Is fully
attested by the rapid growth of such In
stitutions. and there Is reason for the con
fident beliefs of those who have given
thought to the development of Columbian
University or the (leorge Washington Uni
versity, as it is now to be known, that
there is opportunity here for providing an
additional number of men with a collegiate
education and that there is no reason why
a stream of young men should not be turn
ed in the direction of this city in the same
manner as has proved to be the case with
the young women.
In order to provide for what is believed
to be a genuine need the Van Ness property
has been bought by the university and there
it Is proposed to erect buildings about a
campus where not only there will be pro
vision for class rooms, but where there will
$350 cash, balance in monthly
payments of $20, with deferred pay
ments at 5%.
They are finished in hardwqod; 6
large rooms; tiled bath ; ? cabinet
mantels; large cellar and furnace
There is absolutely nothing lack
ing in these houses to make them
No. 1015 Fla. ave. n.e. is open.
B. F. Saul Co.,
7th and L Sts. N. W.
'Phone North 117.
also be dormitories and where all the In
terests of collegiate life will be centered.
Good Business Reported.
"The advent of the summer season seems
to have had little or no effect on real es
tate sales in Washington thus far," said
a member of the firm of Moore & Hill. "As
a usual thing real estate brokers, in com
mon with all others engaged in business In
Washington, look to see some diminution
In the volume of trade during the hot
months in the capital city. This year,
however, from present indications, prom
ises to be something of an exception. It
has been an unusually good one with us,
and the summer promises to be a record
breaker. Up to the present time we have
seen no falling off in the Interest shown
In real estate dealings, nor In the amount
of business. Nor do we look to see any
noticeable lagging. Not a few of our sales
have been to buyers who have chosen the
summer season as an opportune time to
make a selection in the way of homes or
"Cleveland Park property has been es
pecially active, houses and lots going rap
Idly, a number of the houses being sold
within twenty-four to forty-eight hours
from the time of the first advertisement.
One property was sold within three hours
of the appearance of the first public an
nouncement that It was on the market. In
other cases rivalry has been so keen as
to bring in as high as three offers, backed
by cash deposits, within the same hour.
Lots are going as readily, a number of
choice locations having been sold recently
and a number of others being under con
sideration. A number of those who have
bought lots expect to build In the very
near future, the dwellings In each case be
ing such as to add additional attraction to
this most beautiful suburb.
"Two-story apartment houses are as pop
ular as ever to investors. The returns are
nearly double what other property is pay
ing. The demand to rent these buildings Is
also keeping well up to the supply."
Sales of Realty.
Amonc the sales recently made by Moore
& Hill are the following: For the Cleveland
Park Company the following properties In
Cleveland Park: To Mrs. Elizabeth S. Dan
enhower, 3432 Ashley terrace; to Waiter H.
Evans, 3432 Newark street, for $7,000; to
W illlam S. Gregg, 3416 34th street; to Byron
N. Graham, 3238 Bridge street; to Miss
Mary E. Nalle. 1-ot northeast corner Newark
street and Folsom place; lot on Newark
street near 34th street, to Frederick A. Fen
nlng; to Hugh C. Mitchell, 3038 Newark
street, to Mrs. IJllian W. Little; to Mrs.
Cora A. Quaekenbush, lot on Newark street
near 34th street. The aggregate amount of
these sales Is about $55,000.
The same firm has also sold for Mrs.
Elizabeth S. Danenhower northwest corner
6th and South Carolina avenue southeast;
for Harry Wardman, 3918 O street, for
$?3.ik?); for David Moore, trustee, southwest
corner North Capitol and V streets; for
John Cx. Campbell, 1906 Jkl street northwest;
for Patrick F. Hamian, to Pomfret L. Hern
don, 1718 P street northwest; to George F.
Jackson, 1622 Vermont avenue northwest;
to W alter S. Winfield, 1C20 Vermont avenue
to Kev. Dr. Thomas K. Noble,
' street northwest; to Ulysses S.
tatlltt. 1346 Yale street. Columbia Heights
i? Mrs. Anna W. Holt, 1354 Yale street; to
H. Allen, 1910 loth street northwest;
?>' Prank A. Mazzei to Mrs. Nancy W.
Alexander, 1845 North Capitol street' for
John Campbell, 2325-2327 18th street.
Washington Heights, for $7,500 each- to
the Merchants and Mechanics' Savings
Hi-nk, premises 707 G street northwest- fur
Randolph T. Warwick, 1322 Whitney ave
?,Ue' Columbia Heights, and for John CJ.
Campbell, 1318 Whitney avenue; for Mrs
Sarah W. Bradley, Q street north
west; Edmund P. Keliher, 805 25th street
northwest; for George S. Cooper the follow
ing properties: To Miss Julia Middleton,
4.i.>-44'J Tennessee avenue northeast; 443-445
Tennessee avenue northeast to Harry J.
O Connor; 4;>1 Tennessee avenue northeast
to Mrs. Kathleen M. Wade; 439 Tennessee
avenue northeast to Jonathan E. Spurr; to
Flank E. Fugard, 447 Tennessee avenue
northeast; for Alexander Millar, 1901 North
Capitol street, $5,800; to Dr. Frank A. Maz
zei, North Capitol and T streets,
for $7,750. The same firm has sold to
Hurry Wardman fifteen lots in the Moore
& Barbour addition to Bloomingdale, on
which he will erect new houses at once.
Moore & Hill have also just concluded the
negotiations for the sale of a piece of prop
erty the price of which amounts to $170,000.
TREES PLANTED AT NIGHT.
More Likely to Live Than if Trans
planted in the Daytime.
From the Philadelphia Record.
It was long since observed that budding
trees, when transplanted in the evening and
Immediately and copiously watered, were
much more likely to thrive than those that
had been moved in the day. But this
knowledge did not lead to any well-defined
theory on the subject until the experiments
of M, Rene Rounault, a French expert,
proved beyond a doubt that distinctly ben
eficial results could be gained by trans
planting wholly at night.
Being called upon to transplant a large
tract toward the end of May, 190.3, M. Rou
nault determined to work at night, and in
order to be sure that he made no mistake he
transplanted a Holland linden, which had
been In his own nursery for five years, at
10 o'clock at night. He carefully watered
the tree,-and the branches which bore buds
were freely moistened. The linden did not
appear to suffer from this transplanting,
and continued to grow normally, without
showing any signs of weakness. Encour
aged by this success. M. Rounault perform
ed the work of transplantation entirely In
the night time. The results were excellent,
only two trees dying, though the choice of
the species was extremely wide, contain
ing many which do not readily submit to
the process of transplantation.
With reference to the precautions to be
observed, it should be stated that trees
should not be transplanted while their buds
are too tender, and that the work should
be done between 10 o'clock p.m. and 2
o'clock a.m. It Is desirable that the roots
should be covered with earth which has for
several days been exposed to the effects of
air and light. This should be settled by co
pious watering, which forces the earth be
tween the roots, and not by pressure with
the feet. For the first fifteen days after
transplanting the boughs and leaves of the
trees should be abundantly sprinkled.
A Very Hard Luck Story.
From the B?lolt (K?n.) Gazette.
Here Is a remarkable story of continued
hard luck In the case of R. D. Dukes, a
farmer. Within a short space of time a
lot of things happened to him. He lost
his crops, cholera killed most of his hogs,
a shed fell and killed his two cows, his
wife was thrown from a buggy and hurt
so badly that she went on crutches for
months, nnd she was Just beginning to
walk again when she was burned to
death by an exploding lamp; Mr. Dukes
also was seriously burned in the fire; then
he Injured his knee and had to go on
crutches; then he was badly burned again
in a prairie fire; a few weeks later his
mother died, and last Sunday his house
burned up, with all its contents.
Has a Hard Time Resigning.
From 'he Kuiifus City Journal.
Postmaster Hendrlx of the little town
of Columbia is having a hard time to re
sign from office. He can't find any one
who wants the office, and he has proved
so obliging with his townsmen that they
have no complaint, and, against his
wishes, have petitioned his retention in
office by President Roosevelt. Mr. Hen
drlx Is a cousin of Representative Hendrlx.
of New York and Bishop Hendrlx of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South. For
nearly eight years he has held the posi
tion of postmaster, but now he wishes to_
retire from business and does not wish to""
be compelled to leave the government
business in the hands of clerk*.
THE NATIONAL GUARD
Preparations for the Camp
and Field Maneuvers. '
NO DRILLING SUNDAY
NEW CAPTAIN NAMED FOB THE
BRIGADE RIFLE TEAM.
Third Battalion Staff Officers Nornl
nated?Appointments and Changes
During Past Quarter.
Right briskly are the preparations for the
annual encampment and field maneuvers of
the troops of the National Guard of the
District of Columbia being carried forward.
All obstacles have been removed, and the
Indications are that the outing will be the
rr.cst successful In every way In the his
tory of the local brigade of citizen soldiery.
Of more than passing Interest to the
guardsmen is the prospect that there will
be no drilling the one Sunday of the en
campment. Guard mounting and possibly
a brigade dress parade, an Inspection or a
review will. It Is understood, be the only
military work the command will that day
be called upon to perform. This will un
doubtedly prove a most popular move, for
the men in uniform were very much dissat
isfied a year ago because they were re
quited to drill as hard the one Sunday of
the encampment as on any other day dur
ing the outing. In view of the fact that
ths brigade will be in the field thirteen days
this year, instead of ten days, as hereto
fore, it Is believed that making Sunday, to
all intents and purposes, a day of rest will
prove a wise step, and very likely will re
sult in an increased attendance at camp
As heretofore stated, the command will
leave this city for Harper's Ferry, by way
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the
morning of Monday, August 1. The special
train to convey the troops will be run in
three sections. The first section'will prob
ably pull out at 7:45 o'clock; the second sec
tion will start at 8 o'clock and the third
section fifteen minutes later. The ride to
Harper's Ferry will require about one hour
and forty minutes.
A train transporting the horses and offi
cers' baggage, it is planned, shall start at
6 o'clock in the morning. Thus it will be
possible to unload the horses and saddle
them and to move the baggage before the
troops reach the place for debarkation.
Battery to Go by Roil.
1^ has been decided to ship the 1st Bat
tery, Field Artillery, by train. The battery
will also go on the train that will leave
here at 0 o'clock the morning of the 1st of
August. The reason for transporting the
battery by rail Is based on the determina
tion not to use green horses on a long road
march. The horses will be broken in and
accustomed to battery work while in camp
and therefore will be in condition for a
road march back to this City at the con
clusion of the encampment.
A special order has been issued from
militia headquarters, directing the bat
tery to move into its new armory, 140<3 D
street, next Monday. The organization
will be well housed there and will be able
to care for its property much better than
All mounted officers will be called upon
to turn in their horse equipments so that
the same may be properly marked. There
have been a number of unauthorized ex
changes and mysterious disappearances
affecting this class of property In the
past, so Maj. Neumeyer has made up his
mind to have it branded.
Ma J. Neumeyer visited Harper's Ferry
last Thursday to make final arrange
ments for the encampment. He suggests
that as far as possible the guardsmen
should take bathing suits with them to
camp. He expects to have a bathing plat
form erected for the convenience of the
soldier boys. It Is stated that as a public
road parallels the Shenandoah river at
the point selected bathing suits or trunks
should be worn by those who go In the
In regard to the mess arrangements the
non-commissioned officers of battalions
will be assigned to the several companies
of their respective battalions for mess,
while the non-commissioned officers of
regiments will constitute a separate mess.
It is explained at headquarters that
Major Neumeyer is not responsible for the
requirement that officers must subsist
themselves hereafter. The War Depart
ment has refused to issue rations for the
officers, now that the latter are receiving
pay, and that action was the sole cause for
the announcement that the commissioned
members of the brigade must provide their
own fo<*d during the coming encampment.
Those guardsmen not in government em
ploy will receive pay for the six months
ended the 30th of June, prior to going to
camp. Just as soon as the pay rolls are
found to be correct Capt. Parker will dis
burse the funds.
New Captain for Brigade Team.
The commanding general, in v!ew of the
time lost in the matter of rifle practice in
general, caused by absence of range facil
ities. has decided that Major Bell shall
devote his entire available time this sum
mer to directing the brigade in its efforts
to catch ud in target work. For that rea
son the inspector general of rifle practice
will be excused from supervising the train
ing of the brigade rifle team.
Major I,. H. Reichelderfer has been
selected to captain the team that will be
sent to tort Riley. As all the men who
are to go to Fort Riley will not be able to
also participate In the 8ea Girt meeting, a
reserve force w,ll be kept In training here
under the direction of Major William E.
Harvey. Thus Major Bell will not be
hampered in his important and exacting
work of upbuilding the guardsmen as a
whole in rifle practice and recovering
ground lost as the result of months of
Both Major Relchelderfer and Major
Harvey are crack shot*. They have been
meijibersj of the brigade team for several
years and are particularly well qualified
for the duties to be intrusted to them.
Their new work will begin III a few days.
General Harries has under consideration
the names of all the "experts," as well
as those who qualified as "sharpshooters"
during the past practice season. He will
.u team t0 compete at Fort hlley
f,'1', !l''se "t10 are to practice for Sea
Jhe brigade team will remain at
hort Riley only during the three days of
and n?!uch' August 22, 23 and 24,
rplltit t. if! ^at goes to Sea Girt to rep
t>ete for !h A iCt ot Columbia will com
< ^ryden trophy only. Of course,
te?ms^(!nqntsrSnd companies may send
teams to Sea Girt, as heretofore.
" 's Progressing on the new rifle
?i?.? ?^n'" practice will very likely begin
,he 15th Instant.
?e" has received an invitation
n.-JT ?? Mar7'and guardsmen to visit their
"scratnh" ? the near future with a
team ?f twelve men and partici
man to fir?C.?mfiat,tlon at *,00? yards' each
man to fire twelve shots.
Third Battalion Staff.
Principal Musician William A. Duvall,
orps of FlelH Music, who is the obliging
and efficient superintendent of the National
uard Armory, will appear at the coining
encampment as a wearer of shoulder
straps. He has been nominated for com
ta 1 ton "bfhk l^'termaater of the 3d Bat
,wlth "ink of first lieutenant, and the
general opinion throughout the guard
seems to be that never was a promotion, so
far as the local brigade Is concerned, bet
Mr. Duvall enlisted December 7, 1888,
about eight months thereafter was appoint
ed principal musician of the Corps of Field
Music, and has served continuously as such
to date. He has participated in every en
campment and parade of the District Na
tional Guard, and his record is spotless.
So far as Is known Mr. Duvall Is highly
regarded by the entire command, officers
and enlisted men alike, and the members
of the Corps of Field Music express regret
that'he is no longer to be their leader. By
reason of his service of nine years as
storekeeper and armory superintendent Mr.
Duvall is exceptionally well equipped to
perform the duties of'flrst lieutenant and
quartermaster, 3d Battalion, N. G. D. C."
Mr. Roy B. Hayes will be the adjutant
of the 3d Battalion. His record Is well
known In this city. After a se-vleo ot sev
eral years In the local brigade he was com
missioned a second lieutenant In the 1st
District of Columbia Infantry, United
States Volunteers, and participated in the
Santiago campaign. Later, he commanded
the Engineer Corps, District National
Guard, but resigned about two years ago
because of a prospective Indefinite absence
from this city.
Appointments and Changes.
The following appointments by the Presi
dent and the casualties and changes In the
National Guard of the District of Columbia
during the past quarter have been an
nounced in general orders:
Promotions?First Regiment?First Lieu
tenant Charles L. Snell, to be captain, vice
Patterson, resigned, Company F; 2d Regi
ment, First Lieutenant Richard B. Clayton,
to be captain, vice Paschal, resigned, Com
Appointments?Signal Corps. Sergt. Thom
as D. Evans, jr., to be first lieutenant, vice
Nlemeyer, resigned; 1st Regiment, Second
Lieutenant, Ralph Alderman, to be first
lieutenant and inspector of rifle practice,
vice Smith, appointed quartermaster, 1st
Battalion; Sergeant Charles L. Brock way,
to be first lieutenant, vice Snell, promoted,
Company F; 2d Regiment, Sergeant John S.
Coombs, to be first lieutenant, vice Clayton,
promoted, Company L; Sergeant William L.
Tydings, to be second lieutenant, vice Good
ing. resigned, Company K. Naval Bat
talion, Hospital Apprentice Clyde \V. Kelly,
to be ensign, vice Carmody, promoted, 2d
Division; Waiter E. Burtt, to be ensign, to
fill original vacancy, 2d Division; William
E. Bleo, to be ensign, to fill original va
cancy, 1st Division.
Resigned?Lieutenant Alfred P. Lang, lot
Division, Naval Battalion; Second Lieu
tenant William H. Barstow, Jr., Company
B. 2d Regiment. The following named en
listed men were dishonorably discharged
from the National Guard during the quar
ter: James A. Beattle, Company B, 2d Regi
ment; Joshua F. Davis, Company B. 2d
Regiment; Julius R. Duehring. Company I,
2d R.giment; Hamilton Ficklin, Company
G, 2d Regiment; Ion C. Fisk, Company G,'
2d Regiment; Claude Glascox, Company I,
1st Regiment; Luther C. Harrison, Com
pany B. 2d Rigiment; Charles A. Kirby,
Company B. 1st Regiment; Grover C. Mc
Queen. Company B, 2d Regiment; W illiam
A. Norton, Company C, 2d Regiment;
Charles W. Slaughter, Company A, 1st Sep
arate Battalion; John V. Stair, Company D,
Private Andrew B. Drum has been pro
moted to be sergeant of Company H, 1st
In Company G, 1st Regiment, Corporal
Thomas Bramhall has been made sergeant,
and Private Herbert W. Ager advanced to
the grade of corporal.
Corporal Frank E. McCoy has been ap
pointed sergeant, Private G. Fred Thomp
son corporal, and Private William E. War
ters corporal of Company F, 1st Regiment.
DUTCH DRAUGHT DOGS.
Take the Place of Donkeys in Belgium
From the New York Tribune.
Ir. Holland and Belgium the dog occupies
the place which the donkey does in several
other countries. In the former the sight of
a couple of dogs dragging along a pushcart
loaded with vegetables, flowers or shining
milk cans is a familiar one. They trot
along underneath the cart, within easy
reach of the blunt toe of the sabot of the
woman who walks behind it to guide it by
the handles attached at that point. In Bel
gium the dogs are hitched in front, as the
Russians attach their horses to their dros
kles, three abreast, and are guided by a
pair of rope reins fastened to a muzzle
about the nose of the dog In the middle.
Recently the NatlonalCart Dog Association,
organized to regenerate the original race of
Belgian mastiffs, held Its first exhibition cf
cart dogs. The Flemish breeders have
found that In crossing the Belgian mastiiTs
with the Great Danes, with the idea of In
creasing the size of the cart dogs, and so
securing additional strength, they made a
mistake. The result proved to be animals
with week hJnd-quarters and disproportion
ate limbs. Now they are endeavoring to
revive the original stock.
The women and dogs of these two little
countries are another evidence that human
nature and canine nature are the same the
world over. When one sees the whlte-caped
Belgian milk-wuman with her dogs standing
near a well, the woman having a >Utered
can slung on her forearm, one instinctively
becomes suspicious. The suspicion is con
firmed when one discovers a policeman de
taining at the roadside a pair of sulky
faced milkmaids, with their dog team and
cart laden with slender-necked milk cans,
while he jots their names in his little hook
against a charge of watering milk. When
the cart comes to a standstill the dogs are
no longer draught animals, but dogs. They
sit or lie complacently down and oil t"heir
tongues from their open mouths. Appar
ently they have forgotten that they i.ie
animals intended for human companion
ship, but condemned to hard labor for life.
Passenger Car Ventilation.
From American Medicine.
Who has not suffered from overheating,
underheating and 111-ventilatlon of railway
cars? It is strange that the abuse has been
so long tolerated. The Pennsylvania Rail
road Company, according to Dr. Charles B.
Dudley of Altoona, Pa., has grappled with
the problem, and if there is not satisfaction
on the part of the travelers in the future,
it will be their own fault, either In not
complaining to the officers in charge of the
installed ventilating devices, or to the high
er officers of companies who have been
negligent of the health of their patrons.
The system of the Pennsylvania company
consists in taking air from the outside in
through hoods covered with wire gauze to
exclude coarse cinders, situated at diagon
ally opposite corners of the car, on what
is known as the lower deck, near the top
of the car. Thence the air passes through
a vertical down-take through the floor to
a space underneath the floor, which is
bounded by the outside sill, the floor, the
first intermediate sill, and the false bottom.
This space underneath the floor reaches the
whole length of the car. From this space
the air passes up through the floor by
means of slots in the floor, into the heater
boxes, where the air is warmed by the ra
diators. From the heater boxes the air
pusses out through a proper tubular aper
ture. situated underneath each seat, into
the main aisle, from which point it dis
tributes itself throughout the car, and
finally passes out of the car through ven
tilators situated along the center line of
the upper deck, which ventilators are so
arranged that when the car Is in motion,
or the wind blows across the top of the car, 1
they produce a suction on the car, helping
to exhaust the foul air. The amount of
air taken through the car by the system
when all the ventilators are open is about
CO.OUO cubic fe8l per hour, or approxi
mately 1,000 cubic feet of fresh air per
passenger. A passenger coach embraces i
about 4,000 cubic feet of space, so that the
air in the car la changed fifteen times an
Moore & Hill, Inc.
Buyers and Sellers Alike Find
That Their Best Interests
Are Considered When
They Consult Us.
If you have property
to sell we can sell it.
There is never a time
when we haven't a
number off applications
on hand ffor properties
of various sorts, one off
which is likely to prove
just right ffor the prop
erty you have.
Property never lies dead on the records
off this offffice, but is being constantly ex
ploited?brought to the attention off people
to whom it is most likely to appeal. It finds
a buyer quickly.
We want more houses to sell now. List
yours with us.
Iff you want to Buy Property every ad
vantage points to your consulting us. The
very number off houses wj handle alone is a
good reason. We have houses in all sections
off the city, at a:l prices and on all sorts off
terms?a wide enough variety to meet any
ordinary need, and iff your desires are out of
the ordinary we will make it a business to
seek out the property to meet those particu
lar wishes. We offffer you service that'll
prove more to your liking and more to your
advantage than is usual. Stop in and talk
$ Where so many real estate transactions
are carried on it is but natural that a still
$ greater number should be attracted. We
? constantly have applications ffor houses to
% Rent. Your property will be brought before
| the most desirable tenants in town, and, if
$ it is listed with us, tenants who take care of
| property and who occupy it ffor long periods.
X Property pays best under our manage
i ment. List yours here,
Moore & JtiU(mc>
| 717 14th Street.
Near "Cleveland Park"
Directly Opposite tlie U. S. Bureau of Standards.
The only subdivision on CONNECTICUT AVENUE tl*at has been graded ami tn*e8 planted.
Streets, sidewalks and alleys paved In best manner. Sewerage, water ami electric lighting.
The best 25-foot lota can be bought now for less than seventeen hundred and fifty (1.750) dol
lars?small cash payment and monthly notes.
When the new Connecticut Avenue bridge Is completed, this property should double In value.
The City Is arrowing to it. CAPITAL TRACTION COMPANY'S CARS pass the pro|*?rty-on< fare to
all parts of City. Several residences already erected iu "FERNWOOD."
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTORS TO MAKK MONEY AND AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR HOME SEEKERS TO LOCATE IN THE COUNTRY WITH ALL CITY CONVENIENCES.
Automobiles and carriages at our office to convey you to the property?call or send for plat?
and full particulars.
THOMAS J. FISHER & CO., Incorporated, 1414 F Street N.W.
hour. Methods of compensating for differ
ences when the car is in motion or still
have been devised. Have any other com
panies shown the enterprise of the Penn
sylvania company? The Pullman com
pany has not.
A Modern lago in Paris.
From Parlt Correspondent London Telegraph.
In the Marals district of Paris a modern
Iago has-appeared, who had a narrow es
cape from serious damage the other day.
He la a retired confectioner, aged tlfty-tlve,
who had long been pursuing with his assi
duities a young woman of great personal
attractions, married to a government cleric.
The quinquagenarian Iago actually gtrve up
hla prosperous business so as to be able
to live near the object of his adoration.
He met the young woman on several occa
sions, but she always steadfastly refund
to accept his addresses and his bouquets.
The ex-confectloner then resolved to hare
revenge. He did it by pouring into the ears
of the jealous husband of the young woman
suspicions as to her fideliy. Othello-lika
the husband was led to believe the lies. Ha
upbraided his innocent wife for her alleged
misconduct, and, despite h;*r protests of in
nocence, sent her home to her mother, tell
ing her to rem.iin away from him until he
had found positive proofs of her innocence.
The injured wife, finding that she had been
traduced by the ex-confectioner, bought
some vitriol at a chemist's and flung It in
the face of the calumniator as he was walk
ing along the Rue d'Allemugne. The ex
jonfectioner thought that he was blinded
for life, but this was by no mi'Hns the earn.
The chemist who was applied to for the
vitriol, suspecting an act of vengeance,
gave the young woman a harmless liquid,
and thus prevented the perpetration of n
, The question of bonding the town of Lee?
burg, Va., for I'iO.UKl to construct water
works will be determined by an election