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FVTI RE DAYS. AUCTION SALES. Ft"Tl:HE DAYS. At SEoan's Art GalHeries, 1407 Q St., Wc?h>w?n *?*? a r*r-v * v Uk.GlKik;.n> CATALOGUE SALE OF Hand-made Real Laces & Novelties, The Property of a New York Importer Retiring From Business. | Comprising Magnificent Rose Point Lace Robe 5 ( Valued at $2,000. See Catalogue No. 107.) t'? Collars. Brrth.i?, Boirros, Robes, Center Pieces, Scarfs, Squares, Shawls, J/f Barhs, 8>ev< :-. Stoles. Mitts, Veils, Yokes, Jackets, French Dolls, Bedspreads, sjj: Nets, Dollies, etc.. In the following: | HIGH-CLASS W ELL=KNOWN LACES. Belgium, Guipure. Poent de Russe. Malta, Point de Milan, Duchess, Point do Ver.ise, Rose Point. Venetian, Breton. Chantllly, Applique, Luxelle, Cluny, Me Jl dlcin and others. All to he ?|? Sold ;;t unrestricted public auction within our rooms, 1407 G street. Wednes 6 day and Thursday, January 17 and 18, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. This unique display can be viewed Monday and Tuesday, X January 15 and 16, 1906. iii ??v.-1; C < j. SLOAN & CO., Auctioneers, 1407 G Street. THOS. J. OWEN A- SON, AUCTIONEERS. Auction Ssiue oir com mod= Jonas cesJdeinice property, No. S3111 L Street nortSi=* west. By direction of the owners and to close out a Joint toMii.if vv<> will ou Tl'KSDW. THK TWrVTVTIIlKlt I? \ ^ or JAM'AItY. U> T>. AT HALF-PAST FOl'tt I\M.. In front of the prop erty, tell at h net ton premises No. 1311 L street ll.w. The house contains twelve lar?*e rooms, ex clusive of bath and toilet room*. Terms, (hie-fourth <*nsh. balitnee In one, two and three years at 5 per cent, or all cash, at option Of tij;- |?'l?i"? ,<?r. '???*. Jf of ?t '?!?!?* ?>f snle. THUS. J. OWEN & SOX, AUCTIONEERS. Jal3-d&ds,eSu JA.M hS \V. KATVLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. ' TRUSTEE'S SALE OE VALU ABLE MILLING PLANT OF THE WASHINGTON STEEL CUT CEREAL COMPANY, LOCATED AT KENIL WORTH, DISTRICT OF CO LUMBIA, INCLUDING MA CHINERY, HORSE. WAGON, SHOVELS, SCALES, BAR RELS, BOXES AND OTHER ARTICLES BELONGING TO A FIRST-CLASS MILLING ESTABLISHMENT. By virtue of a certain deed of trust. duly re caded iu Liber No. 207(1. at folio Soil et seq., or the land records of the District of Columbia and of a liecree passed ll Eqnltv Cause No 25934 In the Supreme Court of *jld District, the under signed trustee will ..(tor for sale, by public auction, on the premises, at Kcnllworth. in the District of Columbia, oil FRIDAY, THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JANUARY. 1006. AT FtH'R O'CLOOK P.M., the in ill: utr plant of the Washington Steel Cut Cereal Company, consisting of fourteen iois of ffround, numbered one (1) to fourteen 114), both Inclusive, iu block nine <oi, plat twenty-three VS.1.) Ken.iworth. a portion of which is improved by a large and well-constructed mill, as well as ail necessary machinery, railroad siding and stable, lot of shovels, scales, barrels, tables, boxes, office furniture and otl er articles needed in conducting the milling business; horse, \\ a gun, harness blan kets. etc. ' Terms of sale: For personal property, all cash. F?r reel estate one-third cash, balance In ore and two years, secured by deed of trust upon the property sold, represented bv the promissory notes of the purchaser, bearing Interest at si* per cen tum per annum, or all cash, at the purchaser's option. $500 cash deposit required at time of sale The undersigned reserves the light to resell said propei ty at the cost of the purchaser unless the terms of sale are complfcd with within ten days from date thereof. INT ER N ATI ON A I, TRUST COMPANY OF MARY 23 East Baltimore street. Baltimore. Md.. Trustee. WALTER C. ?'LEPHAXE Attorney for Trustee, HMllI bolldlng. jaS-d.frdhs.cSu BROWN & Tul.SON. AUCTS., Hoy II ST. N.W. TRUSTEES' SAI.K OF V ALUARLE IMPROVED ri:al estate. bkini; prkmisks no .".1211 DUMBARTON AVENUE NORTHWEST CON Risrixo \ THREE-STORY AND CELLAR BRICK DWELLING. By virtue of a ? r;ain deed of trust, bearing date of October I L' j:::il duly recorded in Liber No. 2^11't. at folio r.s i-ij , aoa of ttic land records of the District ?.f i' liirnbia. and at the request of the party secured ther by. we will sell at public miction. In front of t ie premises, on THURSDAY. JAM ARY EIGHTEENTH. lltoli. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK. P.M.. til- fulliwing described land and pr-niises. situated |n the city ,.f Wash ington. P. c., and known and designated as and beiuk part of lot numbered To. in square .nmbered 1233. formerly knon u as part of lot To, in Reali's addition to lir .rgetow n. and Is ginnlng for the eaau at a 1 ..int on the south side of Dumbarton street, d.stunt 30 feet west from th" nortl'.east I'-rner of said lot. ; nd running thence west nith Dumbarton street thirty (301 feel, thence south ninety t'JOi feet, thence east thirty (30) feet, thence north to the |K>!nt of beginning, said part of said lot. as aiiove described, embracing ail of lot numbered seventy-eight (7Si and the west one lialf of i'jt n nnN'n-d seventy-nine (79i In C. W. t|iisilear's subdivision of part of said lot seventy recorded In the olli of the surveyor of the District of Columbia, in bo k A. It. shepher,| (Georgetown), puge T3, and a portion of said lot seventy (70), lying In the rear thereof. Terms: tine-third cash, balance in one and two years, with iutcrest. and scoured by d'-ej of trust on the prop riy sold, or a 1 cash, at the option of the purchaser. A deposit cf $20o will !>:? required at time of sale. Terms to tie complied with wl > In 1.1 days from dste of sale, otherwise the t-us tees reserve the right to resell at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser after five days' notice, published in The Evening Star. All con Teyanclng, recording, etc.. at the cost of the pur chaser. FRANK T. RAWLINGS, LEIGH BOBIXSON 3tC dA-ds.eSn Trustees. WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.. AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SAI.E OF VALUABLE LOT ON "I>" STREET SOUTHWEST BETWEEN 414 AND f.TH STREETS. Default liaving lieen made in th" payment of in terest on tiie note secured by a deed of trust dated December 0. li)o3. and repnriled among the 'and records gf the District of Columbia In Liber 2788. folio 33 et seq . at t Je request of the holder of the note scoured by said deed of trust, wo will seJ, at public auction, in front of the premis*-*. on WEDNESDAY. THE SEVENTEENTH DVY OF JANI A It Y, 11" Kl, AT HALF-PAST FOUR O CL1S K I' M , the following d-'Scrlbel real es tate. situate in the city of Washington. District of Columbia. namely: The west 20 fee; of original lot 2 In square 493, beginning ai the southwest comer of said bit and running thence east 011 south I> street 20 feet; thence north 124 feet ? Inches to an alley; thence west on said alley 20 feet and thence south on the west line of said lot 124 feet U Inches to the place of beglmdug. lernw* of sale: One-third cash, balance In two equal Instal.iuer Is, payable one and two years from dale of sale, t t?e represented tiy notes of the purchaser, with Interest at the rate of five per centum oV,p pre annum, payahlu semi-annualiy. and secured by a deed . 1 r trust on the pixiperty \tr all va^li, at purchaser's option. Deposit of S21M t... In- made at sale, anil tire" convevaucing and recording at pureliaser's cost. Terms "of sals must be complied with within fifteen (15) days from date of sale, otherwise trustees will resell the pnqierty st risk and cost of defaulting pur chaser. after five 161 days' advertisement in surnu new-paper published In W ashington D C. UEO. R LINK INS, Trustee, 610 13th st. W II.LI.VM C. SULLIVAN. Trustee JaC-d&ds.cytsi! 410 &ih st. n.w. THOS. J. OWEN & SON, AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SAIJ3 OF VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND NEAR SILVER SPRING STATION, MONTGOMERY <X)UNTY, Mil. By virtue of a power of sale contained in a deed of trust from Edward E. Jones to Bedford W Walker and William II Walker, of date Novem ber 7, In th? year 1U03, and of record among the land record books of Montgomery couitty la LIIht T. D., No. 27. folio 269, the said trustees will offer at PUBLIC AUCTION, ON SATURDAY. TUE TWENTIETH D\Y OF JAN UARY. IO06. AT THE HOUR OF THREE O'CLOCK P.M., in front of the station at Silver Bprlng. on tho Metropolitan Branch of the Baitl more and Ohio railroad, all of th? pro(*rty men tioned and described In aaid deed of trust, con taining 1.1 H ACRES of land, more or less, improved by a fine 10-room fimmv DWELUNQ HOUSE. food barn and stable, fine well of water, plenty of fruit; land In good state of cultivation and In a good neighborhood where lands are rapidly ad vancing In value. This property Is on the Blair road and about one mile fsora Silver Spring, and either for a home or investment is well worthy art investigation. Terms of sale: Cash, of which I6oo will be re quired when tlie property ia knocked down. Con Teyauclng at the cost of the purchaser. BEDFORD W. WALKER, WILLIAM U. WALKER. Trustees. TAI.BOTT A TAI.BOTT. Attorneys. Jall-?t.lnSo THOS. J. OWEN & SON, AUCTIONEERS. By virtue of two certain collateral note* given by the Washington Steel-Cot Cereal Company and now overdue and unpaid, the undersigned payees of aald notes will offer for sale at public auction at the office of TlHimaa J. Owen It Sons, Anctloo eers. 013 F st. n.w.. at ONE O'CI/ICK P.M., ON WEDNESDAY. THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY. 1906. the collateral by which the said DOtea arc secured, the same being bonds of tho Washington Steel-Cut Cereal Company Numbers 94. 90 to 200. Inclusive, of the- denomination of $100; and numbers 9M to 2rit* and 271 to 2W, Inclusive, of the denomination of $&00, aggregating In all $20,800. Tern,a of MM: Cash. EMMA M. GORDON. JtlO-dAds.eSu MARY A. PARSON. THOS. J. OWK.V ft SON. AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SAI.E OF FINE HOME IN FASH IONABLE RESIDENCE DISTRICT?NEAR THE CHURCH OF THE COVENANT?NO. 174S N STREET NORTHWEST. Under and by virtue of a certain deed of trust, dated tlie tenth day of May. A. I). 1897, ami re corded in IJher No. 2219. at folio 97 et sen.. of the land records of the District of Columbia, nnd at the re.[uctt of the party secured thereby, we. the undersigned, will sell at public auction. In front of the premises, on MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF JANUARY, A. D. at HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON. the following described real estate, situate in the city of Washington, District of Co lumbia. and known and designated as and being all of lot numbered thirty-nine (39), in Eliza O. Hutchinson's subdivision of lots in square num bered one hundred and tlfty-nlne (159), as per plat recorded in I.lber No. 10. at folio hi. of the rec ords of (be cilice of the surveyor of the District of Columbia, the same being improved by a fine brick dwelling house known as No. 1748 N street north west. Terms of sale: One-third cash, and the balance in one and two years fro in day of sale, for which the promissory notes of the purchaser must be given, bearing interest at the rate of D per cent per annum, paynble semi-annually, until paid, said notes to be secured by deed of trust on said prop erty. or all cash, at the option of the purchaser. A deposit of will l>e required at the time of sale Good title or uo sale. All conveyancing, re cording and acknowledging at purchaser's cost. II the terms of sale are not complied with within fifteen days from day of sale the trustees reserve the right to resell at the risk and cost of de faulting purchaser after three days' public notice in seme newspaper published in Washington. JOHN F. PA RET, 840 Indiana avenue,. EUGENE WORTIIINGTON, 340 Indiana avenue. Ja10-dids-inSu Trustees. TO "WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: On TUESDAY. JANUARY TWENTY-THIRD. I960. AT TEN A.M.. within the auction rooms of Itr-iwn & To'.son, 1409 H St.. I will sell, to pay storage charges, all goods stored with me in the name cf Miry I>. Alston. W. B. GARRISON, 1404 14th St. Jal2-7t WHENCE THESE RICHES. Great Part That Electricity Plays in National Prosperity. From the Electrical Review. When people buy, business Is good, and people are now buying and business Is good throughout this country and Europe. There is no tulip craze of chasing after Idealities, but purchases ere made to an extent which taxes the pioductive resaurces of manufacturing establishments, -whose output is generally sold far In advance. I.: Is evident that the balance of the in cicment of the productive capacity of hu manity is increasing, and this augmentation of the average potentiality of the individ ual is the only measure of this enlarged difference between production and consump tion which constitutes the increase of pros perity. It must not be overlooked that ma terial possessions have not been destroyed in these territories by wars or extensive fires. Both of these annihilations of value have been forerunners of financial crises; other losses are mere transfers of property. It does not answer the proposition to at tribute this fortunate commercial condition to machinery, for there have been no radi cal improvements in methods of manufac ture or transportation of freights by land or sea during the last twenty-live years sufficient to introduce materially different economic conditions. The term "labor-saving machinery" Is largely a misnomer, for while the reduction of hours of labor in the face of .the in creased numl>ers of workers among growing populations has been compassed by the combined application of Improved machin ery and modern methods of organization, yet the function of machinery lias served to increase production and to facilitate dis tribution to an extent which quickens the luxuries of one generation into tli8 neces sities of the next. If there is -cow an Increased surplus with out any recent evidence of a corresponding addition to the rate of Individual produc tion, or any diminution of consumption of living expenses, then it is among the wastes of recent years that search must l>e made for the cause of this increment. The first analysis reveals the solution, and that is In the service of electricity applied to mankind, which has cut down wastes which were hitherto unavoidable. The trolley railway service, particularly In suburban travel, enables people to live o't cheaper land, in cheaper houses, or in comparison with the same sites of habita tions has diminished the unproductive time in traveling to and from their work. There ar-3 many people employed in New York whose traveling time has been reduced two hcurs a day. by methods of interurban transit, made possible only by electricity. The use of the telephone is still the basis of wonderful anecdotes of how persons save davs of travel about a city by a few local calls. Through the service of this Instrument, or rather the system of which it Is the nucleus, many of the vast army of messengers have been a&signed to direcl ly productive employments. The vertical railway, as Otis Tufts prop erly entitled his invention of the passenger eU vator. sufficed to make commercial build ings exceed three stories in height, but it is held that the modern skyscraper could not. be used to house its thousands devoted to the intensities of commercial affairs within its score or more stories, had it not been for the facilities of communication af forded by the telephone service. because there is not sufficient room in such build ings for elevators adequate to transport the number of messengers which would other wise bo necessary for communication be tween these offices and their clients. The condition of messengers in place of telephone service in a skiwraper presents a hypothetical aspect akin to that of the sub stitution of oarsmen for the propulsion of a steamship In which they would far ex ceed the capacity of the vessel, as it would require 720.0ti0 men working in eight-hour relays to produce the 3?.0U<> horse-power used on the large Atlantic liners. It has been found in the course of studies by municipal engineers upon the sidewalk ca pacity of cities, that the facility of com munication afforded by the telephone has diminished the relative number of persons walking in the business districts of cities during office hours. The work of these spe cialists has been directed to providing means f->r abating the congestion at the beginning and end of working hours, and electricity Is applied again to methods of rapid transit at these localities by intro ducing as many points of departure as pos sible within these congested districts. For long-distance travel the telephone is a substitute which has added to productive ness;; In the measure to which the time that would otherwise be occupied in travel ing may be devoted to profitable employ ment Of electric illumination In its espe cial application, wherever the difference be tween davlight and Other methods of light ing impaired or even stopped accurate lines of work we are without apology always descanting, and shall continue to do so until these wonders shall cease to be of service to mankind. 3150,000 Fire in Montreal Hotel. A section of the Windsor Hotel, at Mon treal. Quebec, was destroyed by Are last night, causing a loss estimated at $150,000. Only the form In which the building was constructed saved the remainder of the hotel, which Is one of the largest in Canada. Heavy brick wails and lire-proof doors con fined the flames to the section where they originated. The gueets had plenty of time to remove tbelr belongings and at no time was there anything like a panic. Manager Weldon and Steward Dunn were Injured while fighting the Are before the arrival of the firemen. Tbelr clothing caught Are and a heavy beam fell upon Mr. Weldon. Both men will recover. Written for The Star. I ve seen a good deal in the papers about the selection of school teachers In New \erk city," said the man with the griz zling mustache, "and I've noticed that those on one side of the current controversy de clare that 'personality' is as necessary in a teacher as ability to pass an examination. I desire to say. right here, that in my day? I was born and brought up in 'York state personality was as important in the teach ers of the district schools as education. More so, in fact a good deal more. "It was his personality that made old Bill Skeeles just the man to run the school in the Simpkins district, where I went to school in middle 'teens, and, from what I hear, a personality somewhat like his is still necessary to run the Simpkins district school. "There have been great changes in the way of running the schools in the United, btates since I was a boy, in the country dis tricts as well as in the cities and towns, but 1 m told the old Simpkins district school runs along about as it used to. Whether there are any Old Bill Skeeleses to teach it nowadays, I don't know. I d like to go back to the Simpkins district and spend a week there this winter, just to find out. Farmer and Teacher. 'Skeeles lived in Riker's Hollow, five or six miles away from the Simpkins district. He had a big farm, which he worked in the summer, teaching in the winter only. He was a good representative of what was then a large class of farmerdeachers, men of mature years, who would have' been ashamed to teach school In the summer, when the pupils were small children only in fact, they were unfitted for the task." just as the young women who taught the summer schools would have been altogether out of place at the teacher's desk in the winter, when many of the pupils were 'big boys, unruly and manageable only bv grown men. "Old Bill Skeeles was one of the best of hla class and always In demand in districts where the winter teachers had been unable ?tcarr^* terms throuogh. "His grade may toe understood from the circumstance that while $8 a week and 'board yourself was fair pay for winter teachers in. those days, $10 more than aver age. $12 extra, and $1.1 almost unheard of our district paid him $18 a week the first winter he taught its school. Skeeles him self admitted that such big pay seemed like robbery, but justified the price by referring to the fact that right at home, in Riker's settlement, he could get $15 and that the trustees on Brink's Hill had offered him $17 'I never heard that anybody ever com plained of the discipline Skeeles maintained first three weeks>. either among the little children, the 'young ladles.' or the big boys. But he had his own way of opening a term, and this resulted in a'few mighty lively encounters with the big boys "His plan, apparently, was to let the school almost run itself at first, and his course surprised, almost to speechlessness half a dozen of the ringleaders who had ousted four or five of his predecessors in as many winters. Instead of bringing in with him a great heavy ironwood ruler and a big 'black snake' horse whip as they expected" lie came empty handed. "Instead of making a rigid set of rules and telling what would happen if any of them were broken, he said nothing at all about rules. He made no tiresome address ou the beauty of education and the duty we owed to our parents and ourselves to study, lie didn't even tell us that any one of us boys might become the President if we would try hard enough. Studied the Situation. "No; about all Bill Skeeles did on the first day was to fix up the school register, assign the seats, and hear the reading classes. He let us choose our seats to suit ourselves; he said not a word about whis pering, he let as many of us as wanted to ?stand by the stove,' and he didn't appear to be paying very close attention to any body, or anything. y "As Jonas Smith, the twenty-one-year-old son of Henry Smith, the miller, said Skeeles acted like he was 'the easiest teacher to get along with that ever came M , thou&h. as Jonas aLso said, he didn t look it.' The latter remark was certainly justified Skeeles was about Sll Skeeles in if Ilfty, more than six feet tall, weighed more than 200 pounds, and was all muscle. His eyes were shades darker than dead black; his iron gray mustache was big and brist ling and his closely shaven chin and cheeks were blue black from the heaviness of his beard; his jaws were square and lean and his voice, though mild as milk, was so deep and heavy that it reminded you of the note of a subbass pipe in a big church organ. "You can see why It took us till afternoon to make up our minds that It would be safe to presume on the new teacher s ap parent lack of interest in what was going on, but by 4 o'clock the school room, whicn had been fairly orderly all the morning, was ail a-buzz with whispering, and notes were being passed freely from the boys' side of the house across the center aisle to the girls' side, and back again. ' Skeeles drove the five miles from Riker's Settlement in a buggy, s.abllng his iiorse at a farmer's barn near by. When he drove away that night we were all puzzled, espe cially Jonas Smith, always the ringleader when there was trouble, to the great dis tress of his father. It had been currently reported that Jonas, knowing of Skeeles' reputation as a disciplinarian, and having some fear of his own reputation as the equal to 'any school teacher in shoe leath er,' had been doubtful about attending school at all that winter. "If anything, Skeeles was easier on th<; second day than on the first, and by Tues day night Jonas Smith had made up his mind to stay in school long enough to 'llnd out just what the teacher was made of.' They had no collision till the Monday opening the second week, however. Betrayal of Jonas Smith. "By the middle of the forenoon of that day things had come to a pretty pass. Whispering was general, the passing of notes was going on almost openly, and every once in a while Marietta Stevens, who sat on the 'back seat,' just across the aisle from Jonas Smith, was giggling at the funny tilings he was saying to her. "Now, although there were seats for only forty-four pupils In the Simpkins district school house, the registration that winter numbered more than ninety, and the average attendance was almost seventy. You can imagine without any further explanation that the little school room was fairly burst ing with noise. It was so great, in fact, that the A, B, C pupils were actually con ning their letters out loud most of the time without attracting special attention. "Through all the hubbub Skeeles sat im passively at his desk, listening to the reci tations, his black eyes seeing nothing ap parently, his deep voice occasionally mak ing itself heard, like the bass in a counter point performance, whereof the higher mel odies were furnished by the recitations and whispering of the pupils and Marietta's gig gling. " 'Greenleafs arithmetic,' rumbled Skeeles at about half-past 11, calling the mcst ad vanced mathematical class in the room to the front. This class was made up of Jo nas and Marietta, by themselves, and they responded promptly, Marietta tripping mincingly down tlte aisle, Jonas tramping slowly and with heavy stamping, as belltte i the dignity of the biggest boy in the school. On the way down?so sure had he become that the gigantic Skeeles, with his big ba$s voice, was only a bluff?Jonas stopped long enough to pull ten-year-old Willie Paiker's ear, whereat Willie let out a howl of sur prise and pain. "For the first time that term the teacher seemed to notice that something irregular was going on. His face Hushed a little, and, calling Willie to the front, he told the boy to stand with his face to the black board. He paid no attention whatever to Jonas' part in the disorder, though, till after the recitation in 'Greenleafs' was over with and the school was 'let out for noon." "Jonas?now doubly assured that, after all, old Bill Skegles wasn't worth being afraid of?started swaggeringly toward the door, but the teacher stopped him. " 'I wouldn't go just yet, Jonas,' he said. Jonas stopped short, his swagger all gone, tor, although the heavy voice was still mua, there was a new note in it, and Imme diately the trouble began. "Like a flash the teacher had opened his desk and drawn from It the biggest eight foot >blacksnake horsewhip I ever saw. For a moment Jonas stood looking at It as if dazed. None of us had the slightest Idea any such thing was in the school house at all. " 'A big coward like you that will pick on a little boy,' remarked Skeeles rather THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON. 1 *Bus?y?"An* I 'ad a face like youra once, an' when I found I couldn't get It cut off, x grew'a 1xk4." - rou DOWN AGAIN * listlessly, "ought to be knocked down and sat upon. But I shan't do that unless have to. Hold your hands up high and taKe the licking I'm going to give you as near like a man as you can.' Skeeles and Jonas in Close Quarters. "Jonas was still pretty well dazed and somewhat trightened besides, but the teach er's words were so coolly Insulting, as they were meant to be, that the younger man completely lost control ot himself and sprang madly at the teacher's throat, lo those of us who were in the school room the two men were not very unevenly matched. Jonas was quite as tall as Skeeles and almost as heavy, and we thought that because he was younger he would make up In quickness for whatever he lacked in weight. We didn't think that all out just then, of course; we were too busy watching to think at ail, but we liad thought ani talked it out along that line every day since the first day of the term, and we certainly looked for a lively battle, with the odds not far from even, and, if anything, in fa vor of Jonas. "What happened was fully as lively as we expected, but not a bit like what we looked for. Jonas' rush for Skeeles' throat was of no consequence whatever; he never got within grappling distance at all. For, with the same quickness he had shown in getting the 'blacksnake' out of his desk, Skeeles shot his right arm out and into Jonas' face. Jonas stiffened as if he d ie ceived an electric shock, and, knocked clear off the lloor, his body described a beautiful parabolic curve through the atmosphere and landed in a heap by the stove, at least half way across that part of the school room lloor in front of the desks. "Skeeles looked a little anxious at first, for he had hit Jonas harder than he in tended, but Jonas scrambled quickly to his feet and, though rather logey, started to make another rush toward the teacher. But the look on the older man's face was too serious for even Jonas, crazy with rage as he was, to disregard, and he stopped. " ?Joni-*,' said Skeeles, 'I don t want to knock you down again, but I shall If you make it necessary. You'd better stand up and take your licking.' "To the unbounded amazement of all us boys, that's exactly what Jonas did. -^t least, he stood up ready to take it, but when Skeeles saw the boy was already con quered he put the whip away, drove all the lest of us out of the room and sat down iO talk things over with Jonas. "Years afterward Jonas told me that Skeeles told him he would give him a lick ing yet unless he would promise to attend school faithfully to the end of the term. " 'I want to put you through Greenleat, Jonas' said Skeeles, 'and you want to go through. This will be your last winter in school, and you've never gone through cuoe root or the rule of three. Promise to come steadily and finish the arithmetic, and the licking will be Indefinitely postponed. Other wise ' he added with grim humor, 'we will resume our exercises right now. Old Bill Skeeles' Blacksnake Whip. "Jonas promised, as he had to, and kepi his word. I't made a man of him, as he told me himself last year, when I met him in London with his wife?she that was Mari etta Stevens?and their oldest daughter. "But you're mis>taken if you suppose Skeeles had no further trouble with that school. He had plenty of it. It took him about two weeks to get the rest of us in o-der You see, we didn't know the_reason Jonas didn't get his licking, for neither Jonas nor the teacher told anybody then, and several of us were foolish enough to think it was because old Bill Skeeles had "I made a bluff at being funny myself the very next day, having taken the precaution to stuff my clothing where I thought it would do the most good. It was then that I found out a little about Skeeles ingenuity. For instead of whipping me In tne con ventional place, he larrupped me with his blacksnake about the calves of my legs where I hadn't and couldn't protect myself at all. Now I want to say to> J ou that the big blacksnake whip that old Bill Skeeles kept in his desk was a better remedy for a schoolboy's foolishness than anything which I ever had personal knowledge "\t least half a dozen besides myself had to "learn from personal experience how ex pert Skeeles was in handling that whip. Every day for about a week one good, solid blacksnake licking was hl? c?tih one 'big boy, who had to learn his lesson all by himself, but by the time the round of the biggest among us had had his medicine, the work was complete "There was no more disorder In tna. school that winter, and once we were 'Dacified ' old Bill Skeeles proved to be a very successful teacher. He wasn t deeply read his English was eccentric?foi in stance he pronounced column as if it were welled collyum'?but he took us all 'through' all our hooks and he taught u all to apply our minds to our studies and t0"ind asS[he man who has learned to think ^tralffht and aipply himself is already prett> wen educated. I believe I'm' right in saying old Bill Skeeles was a good teachei. The Passing of the Years. From the Boston Transcript. The years come and go like tides. W e stand upon the edge of time and the mur muring of the waves gives us as clear an answer to our questioning, "whence?' "whither?" Then their flight leaves us to our helpless immobility. We have divided time and given those divisions names, but we do not know the source nor the destiny of its course. All the multitudinous activi ties and efforts of life, all the expressions of time, yield us no clew of a beginning nor any intimation of an end. The flight of time Is resistless, nothing can withstand it. The flowers f^de, the sun sets and life itself withers away. And behind the years is darkness. But this too we know?that all we think and all we do Is recorded. "All, all is self-recorded in the Bok of ife"?all our efforts and all our ! errors, all our strivings and all our long-, lngs, all the good and all the evil we do Is written down to our credit. The ways of life differ and so the paths of thought divide; but this, too. we know that there is a day of reckoning and ac count is taken of all we ever accomplish or fail to accomplish, of all that we ever strive for or attain. Nothing can resist time but the good we have done. All passes away but our deeds of kindness, of mercy or of fairness. Time Itself is a blank space, abso lutely worthless unless we write upon It with our deeds. A new year means new life to those who are ready to begin one by word or act. * His Three Wives in a Row. From the Cleveland Lettdar. , An Arkansas City man who had twice j been divorced took bis third wWe to- the theater recently. _ ? His two ??r!i*r wt friends, and when Bfc?u the n** mnawt! Smokeless Plant. | The new projectile factory to be located on property ad- ? | joining | ?*-Washington Highlands, 5 D-c- ?. 1 $ by the Firth-Sterling Steel j; jf Company will practically be a ? smokeless plant, as the metals $ to be used will be heated by g gas to be manufactured by the 6 company. S -!? Leading business men of j>; ? Washington unanimously do- ?;!= ji clare that the coming of this ?f big industry will double real =& X estate values in this section. 3? If you wish to double your 8 $ money and profit by past ex periences of real estate invest- ^ It ors in the District of Colum :<t bia buy a lot in * ^Washington Highlands,| I d. c. I ;sf We offer you an opportunity v $ to invest a few dollars in real x estate adjoining this steel % ;<? plant 011 terms of $10 cash & $ and $2 per month, without in- ? =$ terest. z* Only high-paid, thrifty $ skilled mechanics will be em- % ployed in this plant, men that will be a credit to the locality. ft WASHINGTON HIGHLANDS." D. & w C.. is Washington city, property with 7? city streets and avenues laid off In j|; 5J accordance with the permanent sys "Si tem of highways of the District of ";f p* Columbia. Lots in WASHINGTON HIGH if- LANDS. D. C.. will be in great de- ? ^ mand. and at least double In value ?= 'jf during the coming year. ;,r V Prices, |50 to $175. * WITHOUT g INTEREST. X | Washington Haghlanids :? C-yO d ^ .j'; 918 P Street N.W. w 'Phone, Main 1400. ;jf 'if. it ? ,wc?~'ywwwy?:? r-.' ?- jo '-;r ^ HYATTSVILLE AND VICINITY. Thieves After Chickens ? Railway Company's Plans?Notes. Special Corrpspondenre of The Stnr. HYATTSVILLE, January 13, 1906. The hen roosts of Mrs. John Lepper, Mrs. Drieves and Mrs. Coxen, all of Bladens burg, were visited Monday night and the flocks carried away. A number of rabbits and guinea pigs were also stolen. Mr. John Seufert of Lanham received a visit from thieves Friday evening, and lost about forty of his choice fowls. The robberies have been going on for several months, and the citizens are protecting their henneries with electric warning bells. Miss Claire Mattingly, Johnson avenue, displayed remarkable courage and presence of mind a few evenings since, when, at the risk of serious personal injury, she threw sections of a burning coil oil stove out of the window and saved the house from de struction by fire. Miss Mattingly was seri ously burned on the right hand. There was a large attendance at Masonic Temple Monday upon the occasion of the annual installation of officers of Ruth Chap ter, No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star. The officers installed were: Worthy Matron, Mrs. Sarah P. Magruder; worthy patron, Walter A. Wilson: associate matron, Mrs. Laura V. Cook; secretary, William B. Se vere; treasurer, Dr. S. M. McMillan; con ductress, Mrs. Lillle V. Maclien: associate conductress, Anna White; chaplain, Rev. C. J. S. Mayo; marshal, Nettie Moulden; Adah, Emma Hutchinson; Ruth, Anna Dove; Esther, Susan Lewis; Martha, Minnie Magruder; Electa, Bettie Sehorn; sentinel, George A. Godey; organist, Kate E. Severe. Upon conclusion of the installation cere monies Mrs. Magruder was presented with a beautiful gold emblem of the order in recognition of her valuable services as worthy matron, and "sentenced" to serve another year in that capacity. The pre sentation speech was made by Mr. William B. Severe, to which Mrs. Magruder replied. It is announced that the Washington, Bal timore and Annapolis electric railway will have cars running between Washington anl Baltimore by the spring of 1!>07. Much of the work through Prince George county was done when the present company bought the property, the old company having spent in the neighborhood of $1,300,000, a part of which sum was expended in partially completing a large power house in East Riverdale. It will cost in the neighborhood of $3,000,000 to finish the road and purchase the necessary equipment, and this amount of money is now said to be available. A dance was given in Masonic Hall here last evening by the Hyattsville Cotillion Club, under the direction of Mrs. G. B. Maynadier. The hall was beautifully deco rated, and a Washington band furnished the music. Refreshments were served about 10:30, and dancing continued until mklnight. The chaperones were Mrs. Cha.-i. H. Welsh, Mrs. John G. Holden, Mrs. W. AV. Van Loan, Mrs. Ciias. A. Wells, Mr J. Joseph A. Blundon and Mrs. L. H. Camp bell. Guests were present from Washing ton, Baltimore, Prince George and contigu ous counties. Mr. Joseph Fanning of Riverdale has re turned from a week's business trip to New York and Pittsburg. Mr. A. E. Austin of London, England, Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Stein meyer, Riverdale. Mrs. John Fraley and daughter of Mont gomery county have been visiting Mrs. Charles A. Wells. Mrs. William Thompson of York, Pa., Is winter, Mrs. Theodore Van doren. The latter is recovering from an Reverse Methods in Applied Science. From the Forum. A characteristic feature of modern engi neering is the extent to which means are .modified to suit the desired ends. Formerly the materials to be used in a machine or structure were examined and tested, and the quantity and disposition made accord ingly. Now, however, the reverse is fr?' quetttly the case. A piece must be made of * given dimensions, or within certain limita tions of weight, and yet be able to resist certain stresses; and the engineer must pro duce a material capable of meeting the re quirements. This reversal of methods Is not altogether a modern affair, but It has progressed with an accelerating pace. Thus, the demand for larger and stronger ships led to the re placement of wood by iron, and again, to the supercesslon of Iron by steel; and in each case It was the demand for better material which led to the Improvement. A similar demand has led. and is leading, to still greater advances In the producUon cf special materials, resulting in the develop ment of the science of metallurgy, and par ticularly the metallurgy of the special steels, to a high degree. In some recent discussions of the subject attention has been directed to tiie remarkable products among the so-called alloy steels, developed as a result of the application of scientific Investigation to the demands of the manu facturer. In the construction of automo biles especially the requirements for mate rials have become most severe. In some parts great strength Is demanded, in others toughness. ' 9omei portions must resist ex tremely high temperatures, while others are to Int subjected to rapid vibratory stresses. All pleceS a*? required to be of minimum weight and msxlmua resistance; and reli ability mi most -esaantial, Xn iW Trom Pock,. . ' " Visitor?"I suppose* therq Is a history con EDUCATIONAL IN WASHINGTON. A PARISIAN I.APY WOtTLD OIVK LE8SOS9 IN French. Spanish re mn-'tc In n plcassnt home, with rtflned and rultored family; the hlffe??t city rvfprfnre*. Address Vox 70, Star ctBcp. >?H-8t* PRIVATH DAXCINU LK8S0NS. flftc. (HUB. waltx two step. 5 lrmona; clan. $1 mo : sprriai i cluiij; piano. 2.*o., 'I'jK-k rood. n?#tUod. Ad dress, with stamped envekee, lSox S8, Star cftlce. Ja2 lCf.eSn -4 PIUVATR LE&30N8-* CKKTS A.N HOCH?UAT in, Grwic, French, <i:*Tnian. Spanish, mathemat ics, Ben P!tu>an'? lAinnoffrai'bj'. Koom 10, *ta fioor, <W1 F it. li.w. cHASE HOYS. A. M. JaI2-3f ______ UYiLNASll M EOUWOMEN at tba YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, S.E. corner 12th and P ?ta. D.w. Horning. Afternoon and Eeenlnjr Classes for Women and Children. Evening Classoa for Business and Professional Women at 6. 7 and 8 o'clock. Private I/essons and Prescriptions. Corrective Oymnastles. The Young Women's Christian Aasoclatlon la pre* pared to furnish Instruction to yoting women wish ing to take civil service examinations. Mlaa Ltfdi* Marshall, teacher. Appljr Immediately, 12th ana P. Jal2-3t,15 FKENCH LANC.t'AOE 8CHOOI.. 314 Ind. ave. n.w. Attractive course*; new term, trial free. Quick method to pronounce well, speak, read, nnderstand. MLLE. V. PKUP'nOMUE. de20 d eSu-tf MARTHA WASH 1NQTON SEMINARY, FOmTEENTH ST. NEAR THOMAS ORCIJi. Boarding and Dmy School for loaac Women and Girls. Special and general courses. Bora oadar eight admitted to Oar School, ooll tfeSu EDWARD W. THOMPSON. Prtn. PHYSICAL CULTURE. No special costume nor apparatus required. Poise. Relaxation. Deep Breathing, Symmetry of Form. Conversational Yoke Culture. Health. j;.l Mt'-fl Mrs. M. I.ASHOX UKKI). lflO* K at. Resumes sessions WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3. 6:30 p.m., In New Halls, 131!) New York ave. n.w. For Information address the dean, ELLEN SPENCER UUSSEY. LL.U., 'Phone M. 45S5. 416 f>tb St. a.w. de28 30t,7 SPENCERttAN. Patronize the largest, newest equipped, oldett, highest grade and cheapest, because It is the best Business College In Washington. Mr. and Mrs. U P. W. Stlehl will explain by letter, but better at college office, corner 8th and D sts. n.w.. from 8 a.m. to i< p.m., h?w every obstacle shall be cleared axvay by special Induce ments and mutually beneficial assistance. de2Q-Lf-J0 HALL?=NOYES Day and Night PREPARATORY SCHOOL All ages; both sexes. Work graded and special from primary school to complete preparation tn? cntverslty, U. S. Mill'.arj aud Naval academies, etc. Also business branches. Catalogues at boot stores or of the prlnelpsL FRANCES MANN HALL (A. If.). *21 R st. n.ir. Telephone Main ES77-K. sel4-d,eSn.tf GERM AN A-MfcRICAN KIM ?KR(I AKTEN. " Day and boarding school, 1011 New Hampshire are., 1010 22d St. MISSES LirPINCOTT & BAKEK. no2f>-if,6 - Coach calls for children. TANNER'S BUSINESS COLLEGE, l??5a?Kds*3S0 23d year. Prof. Tanner was chief official ste nographer of the New York Stale Legislature: of* ficial Court Stenographer; also Public ACCOUNT ANT. Use of text books FREK. Use of $100 typewriter at lion?e FREE. Positions GUARANTEED. Call for Catalogue. deSSU-ta.th.sa-tf hotozb ?' Mnme. p? ? ,Tr 2?rm* w^ent*. ?, "28 P *]? ^fputa Daily, de23-8.tu.th.13t** * ' ^one E. 02f,"K. W. F. DALES, PH.D., 1212 12H1 ST. N.W.? Coaching for college entrance or other examina tions in classics, mathematics and English. In dividual instructlou adapted to needs of each case. oel4Sa,tu,th,4 PRIVATE LES80X8 IN MATHEMATICS^ SCI ence, I.*utln. German, English, music; beginners or advanced pupils; university graduate: twenty years' experience; literary work revised and criticised. PROF, i., Station B, Bo* 2513, city. del7-30t* Ttie Berlitz ScCiooJ 723 14th off Laiigiaages, st. n.w. Grr.ud Prize St. Louis Exp.. 1004. French, German, Spanish, etc. Native Teachrra. Trial lesson free. A. GONAKD, Principal. se28-tf,7 Gluey School, 1 rimary, academic, college preparatory; fu ?quipped athletic court, with instructor. Mits VIRGINIA MASON DORSET Miss LAURA LEE DORSEY. sc2-d.tf.G Language School. Spanish rapidly learned; trial free; native teachers; hundreds of tesilmonlnls 3231 N*. Y. are. Ser.or COMAR. Trio. oe3-tf,5 Friends School FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. TWENTY-THIRD TEAR. Primary, Intermediate and Iligh School Depart ments. Prepares for College. New building, gym uaalum and playground. THOMAS W. SI DWELL. Principal, del5-tf 1809-1817 I at. n.w. THE WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR BOYS 3001 WISCONSIN AVE. A DAY AND BOAP.DIXQ SCHOOL FOR BOYS OF ANY AGE. deli-tf L. L. HOOPER, Head Master^ Str&yer's Bosioess College, COR. 11TH AND F STS. N.W. Ee^t Instruction. Day and night sessions. Books snd stationery free. Typewriters at home free. Situations guaranteed. Charges small. de8-tf pLYNN ' S 30TH1 YEiR.COLL1^ S.w. co--. 8th and K bta. n.w. Re*t Instruction. da> or nlghi. in Bookkeeptnf. Shorthand. Tj pewrltlng aud all achool aubieeta. Preparation f&r elTll rerviee exaininatlona. Book* frte Trpewrlter at pupil'a home, free. SITUA TIONS Guaranteed. deii-tf.s 2103^)3 S (t. n.w. An earnest school for earnest girls. 14tb jcar begins October 4, 1905. Academic, College Preparatory and Special Courses. For full particulars, wild for catalogs*, or apply to Mr. and Mrs. Q. T. SMALI.WOOD. Principals. co23-tf Wood's Commercial College, 311 EAST CAPITOL STREET. School of shorthand and typewriting. School of bookkeeping and English. School of civil service preparation. Established *n 18S5 and highly indorsed by Its graduates. nolS-tf ucurs' studj" or refund your money. Wo teach all standard svsteu's? also typewriting and Siianlsh. and Spanish shorthand. Sta tionery and text-books free. Position* procured tM our pupils. STENOGRAPHIC ACADEMY. ?el-tf-R Colorado halldleg. Victory for Senator Penrose. In yesterday's city conventions In Phila delphia Senator Penrose appears to havq captured a majority of the delegates to the state convention. On the other hand, the "reorganlisers" secured control of the cit/ committee. The regular republicans held conventions yesterday for the nomination of candidates for magistrate, city councils and school directors, and for tliff selection of delegates to the state convention. L.ast night the forty-three ward committees met for their annual organization, and each chose a man to represent it in the repub lican city committee. Not In years hava there been so many bitterly fought ward or district contests as occurred throughout the city yesterday. Beginning with the primaries last night, when many partici pants were arrested in various wards, the fights were carried into conventions today. In several wards conventions were Inter rupted for a time, and in some instances the disorder mnde by rival delegations was so great that the police had to Interfere. Buffalo Police Chief Accused. William D. Doherty, one of the police commissioners of Buffalo, preferred formal charges of neglect of duty against Supt. oj Police William S. Bull. Supt. Bull, who was suspended at his own request pending Investigation, is charged with neglect ot duty in failing to turn over to the city treasurer tbe mosey received from certain taxes between ? April, 1904, and I)?c?caber, 1006, and is not making reports on suoik i avenues to the controller, as required ' the ordinances. The police pension fu to which the tax money la credited, is i Intact, but Mayor Adams' investigation shown that nearly *13,000 of It was A ited in the latter, pare of December, Tba commissioners set Friday. January as the data f6r a/trial of the charges.