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WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1905.
PART IV. PAGES 1-8. -^JSf^JtW#-^. IP*^.?f*WSf^* -*4P*JtH*j|P*)K -??.MP?dPWtP** ^ M^-iZ^ifr?*- j * Are You Looking for an Opportunity I TO DOUBLE YOUR MONEY? $ . - - V f: THE MADDOX FARM. A Fine County Estate, to Be Divided and Sold. Located in Washington's Choicest Suburb. ? American Methodist University SITUATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF THOSE TWO GREAT BOULEVARDS OF THE NEAR FUTURE, NEBRASKA AND MASSACHUSETTS AVE NUES EXTENDED, IN A DIRECT LINE FOR IMME DIATE IMPROVEMENTS. IN THE MIDST OF PALATIAL COUNTRY HOMES AND INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING. THE ONLY LARGE TRACT IN THIS SECTION FOR SALE. $800 to $ 1,500 per Acre. SURROUNDING PROPERTY IS HELD FOR DOU BLE THE PRICE. BY PERSONAL INTERVIEW I CAN READILY SHOW YOU THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS PROPER TY AS TO ITS IMPROVEMENT IN THE NEAR FU TURE. CHRISTIAN J. UBHOFF, Realty Investments, Room 419 Colorado Building. Telephone Main 1074. k ONLY Nos, 519 to 537 Tennessee Ave, N. E, Near Two Car Lines. On wide avenue. Extremely well built two-story and cellar brick houses, with 6 large rooms and bath. Wide front porch. Furnace heat. Two SoEd. Eight Left. Joseph L Weller, Realty Broker, 602 F st. n. w. It ??/:? "? - ' v ' ^ . It. _ ?pinentiref The best property in the Chevy Chase section. Choice lots for sale. JOHN A. MAS5IE, with the Mcl^aehlen Real Estate and Loan Co., dea-tx Corner ioth and G Sts. SUBURBAN PROPERTY. Rock Spring CI mi lb Hoajse ?Cost nearly $30,00?, will be so id for $9 i OCK Spring Club House, on the Conduit road, contains 26 rooms, is electric lighted, steam heated; ha9 broad verandas, modern plumb |3f3: $9,250 Offered uu-.v for ^ ' Mil!er-Shoemaker Real Estate Co. (Inc.), EXCLUSIVE AOEXXS, *323 32^ St. 'Phone \V. 40. deS-tf A Heresy In Squash Culture. From the G*rdeu Mnpiilne. We have a compost heap In the corner of the garden upon which all refuse Is blown? over-ripe vegetables, weeds and bushes that are through bearing; this makes a famous top desslng and is spread over the garden In. the spring with the other fertiziler and plowed under. Through this source wo have been surprised to see how many seeds have the vitality to survive a winter out of doors, for here an J there over the garden young p'.&nts have appeared. Last spring there v*ere tomatoes, potatoes, onions, water nulons and squash?hints for fall planting. Acting upon this suggestion. we planted a few squash seeds on March ;10, when plant ing first peas. They all came up, despite the fact that a light fall of snow covered the ground on April 17, were in bloom by regulation time, and full of fruit before the others had budded. Thousands of situations have been ob tained through the want columns of The Star. RECORD FOR EXECUTIONS HELD BY FORT SMITH, ARK. THE bloodiest record of legal exe cutions ever known was that of Fort Smith, Ark., up to Septem ber 1, 1 886. In just twenty years ninety-nine men were hanged in that little town, and they were regarded as the worst characters the west ever had. One jud'ge sentenced all of them. Besides these he sentenced fifty-three others who escaped the death penalty from various reasons. He sat in the trial of 354 men cnarged w*ith murder. He was so stem in his handling of the desperate men who over ran the Indian Territory from 1S75 to 1896 that he became known everywhere as "the man without a heart." Tills man, whose record Is preserved In the Department of Justice in this city, was Judge Isaac C. Parker of the western dis trict of Arkansas. He went to Fort Smith in 1875 to sit in the cases arising in the Indian Territory, at that time infested with the hardest, toughest men, and the worst women the west ever knew. Nothing but the sternest law, rigidly enforced by the government of the United States, had the upon them. Congress had pro vided that all eases from the territory should be tried at Fort Smith. This ar rangement continued until September l 1890. when Congress gave jurisdiction over Indian Territory cases to various Judicial districts created within the territory. Judge Parker was sensitive to the general belief that he was so strict as to be inhu man in his lack of sympathy, and there was no doubt that he was misrepresented. He was a most kindly hearted man, but he knew that It was the rigid application of law that would ultimately conquer and subdue the lawless element that held sway In that portion of the southwest. * * * Speaking of the more than 150 men he had sentenced to the gallows during his judicial life at Fort Smith, Judge Parker said: | "People have said to me: 'You are the Judge who hung so many men.' But my answer has been, 'It is not I who have hung them. It is the law. I never hung CHRISTMAS PL WHETHER or not there Is a connection between the stirring of the emotions and tho consumption of food there can be no doubt that it Is a popularly, If unconsciously ac cepted, fact. There is hardly a public oc casion or celebration arousing an emotive response, subtle or simple from man, that is not associated with the palate?for instance, would Christmas be half the joyful time it is without turkey and plum pudding to tickle the palate? And I have made syiother discovery anent this first-mentioned Christ mas dainty that I am going to confide namely, that each brand of plum pudding has an individuality of its own from which one can deduce the Individuality of the household in which it appears. Other pud dings. you may observe, merely bear the stamp of the cook's character, but the plum pudding bears that of the mistress of the house. You all have eaten a Christmas pud ding made by the housewife who can't boil a potato, but thinks she can make a plum pudding. That Is one case In point. Then there Is the small pudding, for example, wh'eh is never Intentionally small, but al ways distressingly solid. Its maker is amazed when she sees how microscopical is the result of stirring into a bowl such a vast bulk of Ingredients. She has no idea that Hour, raisins, etc.*, can cling so closely together In such a coagulated mass. This species of plum pudding resembles a cross between putty and clay. Its individuality indicates generosity, but Inexperience and Is usually the handiwork of the young mar ried housekeeper. On the other hand, there Is the plum pudding that Is so rich you can eat about a spoonful und a half of it. It oozes at every pore. This is the production of the woman who has attended cooking lectures to learn how xo provide cheap meals, the scientifically inexpensive cooking school where the bride-elect Is taught how to serve a nice little dijimr for her poor husband beginning with soup and ending with colTee and liqueurs. I am sorry when I see this sort of plum pudding sorry for the man who has to pay for it. unless he Is wealthy and then, of courae, ha can afford the lux a man.' People who say I am cruel do riot understand how I am situated. I am the most misrepresented of men. I am, how ever, proud of the record I have made. X J believe it has checked a flood of crime. "I think the courts of the country are somewhat to blame for tho thousands of murders yearly committed. In the past five years (he was talking in 1896) 43,000 per sons have been murdered in this country. This fearful condition does not exist be cause our laws are defective. Wo have the most magnificent legal system in the world. , The trouble is that the bench looks to the I shadow in the shape of technicalities, in stead of to the substance, in the form of crime. There is too much technicality. "Yes, they say I am cruel, but they for get that for years I have had to contend with the crimes of the worst body of ruf fians the United States ever had. They were brutes, or demons, in human form. The crimes were deliberately planned and fiendishly executed. They were men of the most hardened character, oblivious to de cency, honor and honesty. In my Juris diction alone sixty-five United States mar shals have been murdered while attending to their duties. Wilson, who was connected with the Star gang, a man who boasted that he had killed twenty-nine people, was one of the men I sentenced to hang. It was no cruelty to do this, In view of his record. "One of the early cases that came be fore me was that of a young Chattanooga physician who moved west with his young wife and located in the Arbuekle mountains, j Two negroes, who haunted the neighbor- ' hood, waylaid the doctor and tied him to a [ tree, leaving him there to starve. He could not free himself and did starve there. The villains then went to tho little home among the flr trees where the young wife was anxiously waiting the return of her hus band. and told her that ho liad fallen from a boulder high up among the mountains and had broken his leg. They would guide her to him. She went with them and to her death, for they killed her and threw her into an old well sixty feet deep. Months afterward her skeleton was found. One of the murderers boasted of his crime and was soon captured. * * * ? ?5? Judge Parker condemned In unmeasured terms the maudlin sentimentality tha,t UM PUDDINGS ury of an inexpensive cooking school train ed girl as a helpmate. Most of us know too well the plum pudding to be found in tee-total households, but why further enu | merate? Rather let us talk of the pudding which can und will be a delight at the merry Christmas feast. Probably few young housekeepers realize the Importance of beginning their Christmas preparations early. Mincemeat and pium pudding gain wonderfully by the mellowing of tine, even if only for a couple of weeks. This Is really tlie secret of a successful fin ish. Then, nearly everyone makes a larger supply of pudding than Is required for Christmas time, often enough, when served at long intervals, to last throughout tlie coming year. It is thought to be bad luck, though, If a pudding is left over until the following year. Another tradition Is that each pudding made by another and tasted by you will bring a month of good luck, so that if twelve of your friends each offer you a mouthful of their pudding your luck for the entire year Is assured. Although most plum pudding recipes seem to be practically the same, eacli cook has her own little pet secret which gives It Just that finishing touch so desirable. She will not reveal It for worlds, though she will obligingly give you the straight formula. When you try to make It, however, your pudding will not in any way suggest the superior delicacy that you so much admired in hers. The undivulged "pet secret" ex plains the shortcoming. The best way Is to take the foundation on which all Christmas plum puddings are made and Invent according to your own taste some wrinkle that will give Individu ality of the right kind to the confection. One of the most important steps Is the weighing of the ingredients. This must be done with great care.. If measuring cups are not at hand it is well to remember that a common brtakfast cup holds half a pint and that a gill is contained In a small wine glass. After the pudding has been made pack it BOlidly in a mold or In a bag which lias been well buttered and dredged with granulated sugar. A large pudding requires nine or ten hours' boiling, and a small one about five. If the water bolls away, replenish It from the boiling teakettle. After the pudding la cooked hang it in a cool place until It is to be used. Then, still In its mold, plunge it Into lioillng water again for an hour or 'two. Take it out five minutes before eery leads women to carry flowers and Jellies to much advertised criminals. "These ladies mean well," he said. "There is no doubt of that. But what mistaken goodness! Back of the sentimentality are the mo tives of sincere piety and charity, sadly misdirected. They see the convict alone, perhaps chained in his cell. They forget the crime perpetrated. There Is too much of this kind of thing all over cue country." Judge Parker's court held sessions lasting from 8 o'clock In the morning until dark. There was. so much criminal business thg court had -to -work overtime. The Jailer and hangmen were naturally busy men. The Jailer was J. D. Berry, a brother of United States Senator Berry of Arkansas. The hangman was George Lawson, a dep uty marshal. Between the two they hail bought hundreds of yards of rope for exe cutions and knew the kind that wou'd do the grewsome work without breaking. "We buy ropes that are ropes." said Jailer Berry. "Those officers who try to hang men and let the topes break as the trap falls ought to be indicted. It is their busi ness to see that the ropes are strong enoug'h and the only way they can do it Is by test ing them with dummies, as we do. We don't run any risks. The ropes are soften ed with linseed oil before being used on a man, in addition to the tests they get from, the dummies. People write me from all over the United States for pieces of rope we have hanged men with and pieces of the gallows on which they are stretched. We can't oblige all these people and de don't try, because no man is made any bet ter by handling such objects." * * =s= George Lawson, the' Fort Smith hang man, had pulled the iron pin that dropped nearly one hundred men to death. He was known far and wide as the coolest man who ever pulled a trigger from under a criminal. He said that the first time he did it he dreamed about the dying man for weeks afterward, but he soon got over that and dared nothing for assisting In putting away the hardened characters sentenced at Fort Smith. He really thought he was doing them a favor. He had hanged live men at one time and never flinched as they shot through the trap and struggled a few minutes until relieved by unconsciousness. It was Law;son who pulled the trigger on the Buck gang, the toughest set of men In the southwest. Five of them were strung up at one 'time. They were part Indian and up at one time, and their leader wag Hula Buck. Nobody knows how many people they did kill or how many robberies they committed. Chopping the Suet tng and hnve ready some blanched and split almonds to stick around the edge of che pudding. Put & aprig of holly in the XMAS SHOE=RUSH without precedent at HAHN'S ?4 TIE reason for this early Xmas Rush for Halm's Shoes is the well-known fact /T I that everything in the Shoe-line that any other Store has to show is to be had here in a better quality or at a lower price?while 110 other local Store shows one fourth our variety. Well prepared to serve properly the largest possible crowds?and with the many special Early Shopping Inducements we expect to double our last year's record for this coming week. OUR BIG SALE OF XMAS-GIFT SLIPPERS Our magnificent variety embraces many original Styles, as well as several large lots we bought out under value. You'll save time and money by calling here before buying. Men's $2 Quality Suede, Calf and Vici Kid Tan. Brown, Wine or Black Everett, Opera and Ro- /tfo <1 1= \ meoSlip- SJk 1 Rli ) pers at.. c11 0 QJ' MJ/ Men's Real Sr.50 Kinds of Hand-turn Kid lined Flexible Sole Pat ent Trimmed Kid and Felt Silp ?8 "differ- ^ t] ^ S ent klnd=(JD/ M ? A-t fill MEN'S $2.50 Grade Alligator and Kid-lined Surpass Kid Faust, Ro meo and Opera Slippers; Men's $1.25 (irade Oent'.lne V!cl Kid Black or Tan Turn Sole Opera or Everett Style Slip pers; s'x .. handcome (TT) K styles Comfortable Slippers. leather or Felt Sole Warm-lined Cloth Slip pers, for Women or Chil dren; also Men's and Boys' Velvet and Imita tion Alii- . srs"p;.48c. Women's Si.50 Tirade S lk, Snakeskin and other Fancy Leather Boudoir Slippers; also High-grade Feit '.'.nd Velvet Juli Sr,KS.... 95c. Women's $2 Kinds I Real Fur Trimmed All wool Felt Juliets, in green, wine or gray chin s? $1.50 bows Women's and Child's Fur-trimmed Warm-lined Juliets, with flexible leath er soles; black or wine colored; ___ _ $1 values. *~7 At <DP<L/o Reliable Rubber Boots will please anv Child. These Hahn's Famous SHOE SPECIALTIES Make excellent Gifts. Stylish Patent Leather Dress Shoes For Young or Old will be appreciated. BOOT SOCKS FREE with Rub ber Boots bought on Monday or Tuesday. BEND-EESY" H<*vy-soled Finest - made Shoes. Men's or Women's $5.00 Children's ,>,.*1.85 and $2.00 Misses' $2.73 Best Quality Rubber Knee Boots, TRI-WEAR" tIen.'E and Boys S h oes give thrice average wear and satisfaction. Men's $3.50 Boys' $2.00 and $2.50 "WI-MO-DAU-SIS" Women's Famous Health and Beauty Boots ? the best shoes sold in (P1 Aft America for Child's Misses' Youths' Boys'... Patent Ideal Kid Mpn'f s?ft Laced Blu cher or Button Shoes, for every day or full dress wear. Storm King Rubber Boots, ?with straps around top. Youths' Boys'... Women's Extremely Stylish Patent Kid and Colt Boots. Pumps and Oxfords, for walking or evening wear; an immense variety. Our "PRIME" Women's and Mens Shoes wear, fit and look as well as the best known $2.50 <? fl (>> g Shoes ip H.yS Men's Rubber Boots Wool or cotton lined. $2.50, $3 and $3.85. Other Appropriate Holiday Suggestions Spscially Priced for TBiIs Week Misses' and Child's Middlesex Storm Rub bers Men's and men's Warm Cloth Over gaiters Men's or Wo men's Pearl, Gray or Br own TTK/-. Spats ? Men's and men's Bath Room Slip pers Infants' ] Velvet Fur top Bootees Child's $1.50 Vel vet, Corduroy or Leather Legglns; in many ?Sr. colors ~ Men's or Women's Fleece - lined Cloth Storm Overs Babies' Cute Soft Sole Bootees and Mocca sins Women's 25c. Pat' ent Lambs- -. _ ?wool So'.es... Misses' and Child's Warm Jer sey Leggins...<? a C. top, pour a little brandy around the dish, I light it and serve at once. litre is an excellent recipe used by an English woman famous for her pudding: One pound of suet chopped fine, three-quar tei's of a pound of stale bread crumbs, a quarter of a pound of brown sugar, the grated rind of one lemon, a quarter of a pound of flour, one pound each of currants and stoned raisins, half a pound of citron cut in strips, half a nutmeg, live eggs, half a pound of minced orange and half a pint of brandy. The following directions apply to all recipes: Clean, wash and dry the currants and atone the raisin/;. Rub the dried fruit briskly with a doth to break off a.ny little stalks that may remain. Care fully ml* the dry ingredients together. Beat the eggs till frothy, add to them the brandy and pour them over the dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Tliere being little variety in plum pud dings, it is well to use different sauces. Vanilla ioe cream eaten with the pudding is delicious. The following three sauces are generally liked: Hard Sauce.?Cream two ounces of butter with six ounces of pulverized sugar. Beat them until very light, then add the whiles of two eggs. Beat the sauce again till light and frothy. Flavor v.-ith vanilla or brandy. Before serving sprinkle with nutmeg. Rum Butter Sauce.?Cream a half pound of butter with a wooden spoon, working in four ounces of Icing sugar and two table spoonfuls of rum and a teaspoonful of va nilla. Keep on ice until needed, cut into shapes and serve with the pudding. Sabayou Sauce.?Whip together over boil ing water the whites of two eggs and the yolks of six eggs, three ounces of pulver ized sugar, half a wineglass of strained lemon juice and a wineglass of brandy. Whip the sauce until it is light and serve at once. Mince pies are among the inevitables at Christmas time. They have a bad name, to be sure, as the Cause of nightmare and liver troubles, but If carefully prepared there is no reason why such direful results should follow. First of all, the ingredients must be minced properly and no hard lumps of suet left, as is often the case. When buying suet either for pudding or for the pies select pieces which are free from skin. When the suet Is choppc-d as fine as possi ble, roll It on a pastry hoard, and if It is Inclined to stick use a little flour. After this is done rub with sugar, a little at a time, until the suet Is reduced to a powder. A rich mincemeat is made with this formula: Two pounds of suet chopped fine, four pounds of chopped beef, one pound of sugar, a Quart of molasses, three pounds of seedless raisins, a half pound of citron cut fine, two pounds of currants, a tablespoon ful each of ground cinnamon and mace, the Juice and rind of six oranges and two lem ons, one grated nutmeg, one teaspoonful of ground cloves, two tablespoonfuls of salt and three pints of boiled cider. By the way, a home-made plum pudding wrapped prettily In holly, painted crinkled paper and tied with bright-red ribbons Is a mighty nice present to send to a friend who Is boarding or is away from home. The ways of the plum pudding have been exceedingly queer, and It seems at one time in England to have been a breakfast dish, for we read that at a' Christmas breakfast given at the royal chaplain'^ In 1801 the first course was a "rich, luscious plum por ridge." We are prepared to take the risk of en Joying this rather unwholesome concoction later In the day, but the thought of begin ning the festivities with a bad case of In digestion Is not to be entertained. It re minds one of the old colored man who was asked what he was studying about one day Just before Christina* '1 was study in* 'bout how I'd feel ef Chris'mus come ever' day in de year, en my appetite wuz equal ter de occasion." Orders to Revenue Cutter Officers. The orders to officers in the revenue cut ter service which have been Issued from the revenue service bureau of the Treasury Department during the past week are as follows: Capt. J. F. Wlid. detached from the Mackinao upon the expiration of present leave of absence and ordered to commaiil the Oresham. First Assistant Engineer Frban Harvey directed to report to Capt. E. C. Chaytor, chairman of sub-board for examination for promotion. Second Assistant Engineer George Elfers, orders of November 20 detaching him from Mackinac amended to take effect December 10. Capt. J. F. Wild, seven days' additional leave gTanted en route under orders 2d Inst Chief Engineer L. T. Jones, ordered to report at the department for one day's duty. First Lieut. L. T. Cutter, ordered to the Windom, to report not later than January 2, 1908. Leave extended accordingly. Second Lieut. W. J. Wheeler, granted ten days' leave, to commence December 23. First Assistant Engineer J. B. Turner, granted ten days' leave, to commence De cember 23. First Lieut. F. A. Levis, printed thirty Java' leave, to commence December 16. First Lieut. John O. Berry, ordered to report to the chairman of a board of medi cal officers of the public health and ma rine hospital service at Portland. Me., De cember 11, for physical examination. Changes in Revenue Cutter Service. The following change* in stations In the vessels of the revenue cutter service have recently been made, or will be made wlthlr\_ the next day or two: The cutter Algonquin sailed December 4 from New London, Conn., for San Juan, Porto Rloo, to take station at that place. The Algonquin has been stationed at Phila delphia. The cutter Daniel Manning Is ordered to sail from San Francisco for Honolulu to take up customs service about the Islands. Tho cutter Rush sailed from Seattle Do oember 8 tor Sitka, Alaska, and will take