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fljc xtimm WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, Part 3. ? The wise business man places bis inducements to customers in the widely circulated news paper, like The Evening Star, because he knows it pays him to make public announcements rather than to waste his time in attempting to do business by the circulation of pamphlets, book lets and the like through the mail THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. BuiaeH Offlw, 11th Street led PeanijrW&Qit A renal. The Evening Stir Nawjpaper Company. 8 H KAUrr*A!?N, Prwidtnt. New 7on Ofle?: TrikfM Boildiug. Chieftfo Offltc: Tribune Building. The Evening Star. with the Sunday morning edi tion. la delivered by carrier*, on their ow n account, ivltbin the city at 50 renta per month: without th? Sunday morning edition at 44 cents per month. Rt nail. postage prepaid: Da ly. Sunday Included, one month. 60 cents. Dftlly, Sunday excepted, one month, 50 cent* Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. ftauday Star, one year, SI.50. BUSINESS PROPERTIES FOR SALE. DAVID MOORE, 1328 New York Avenue. SIXTY-FIVE HUNDRED?Cor ner on Virginia ave. n.vv.; well rented; brick store and living rooms. SEVENTY-FIVE HUNDRED? Two stores and apartment; rent ed to same tenant for four years at eighty dollars a month; cor ner on N. J. ave. OPPOSITE PENSION OFFICE ?Wide front; must be sold at once; splendid location for res taurant. LARGE CORNER ON M STREET NEAR SEVENTH? Store and two apartments; all rented to good tenants. FIVE THOUSAND GOOD PA VING CORNER GRO CERY STORE?On Iv st. n.e.; owner to retire and will sell property at this surprising low figure. LARGE STORE AND DWELL ING ON FOURTEENTH street, north of R. I. ave.; will sacrifice for quick purchaser. LARGE CORNER SALOON BUSINESS AND PROPERTY IN WW. for sale cheap to right party; will guarantee transfer of license. This is an opportunity seldom offered. SPLENDID PAYING BUSI NHSS PROPERTY on Seventh street near O Street Market; lot twenty-five feet front. LARGE CORNER ON SEV EXTI! STREET S.W., occupied by Saloon; lease has only short time to run; one of the kind you are looking for. ELEVENTH STREET NEAR G ?the coming business section of the city; two lots; just the thing to convert into stores. CORNER DRUG STORE on Seventh street n.w.; has been occupied as a Drug Store for fifty years; splendid paying proposition. LIVERY STABLE IN NORTH WEST?Sixty stalls; four floors above first; pays splendid inter est on the investment. Pi:XN. AVE. BET. NINTH AND TENTH, through to C street; brick and iron building; rents for one hundred and forty dol lars a month; a bargain at T W K XT Y-FIV E THOUSAND. SALOON PROPERTY OPPO SITE CEXTER MARKET? How about this one? This is the first time you have ever seen one in thi> location offered for sale. LA. AVE BET. NINTH AND T KXTII N.W.?I have several pieces in this square, and will name them to you if you mean business. B ST. BET. NINTH AND TEXTH?Two stores for sale on this square for an out-of-town owner. PENX. AVE. BET. SIXTH AND SEVEXTH N.W.?Sixty feet front on avenue, through to B street; rents amount to over six hundred dollars a month. NINTH STREET BETWEEN D AND E N.W.?Fifty-three feet front; total rent in present con dition three hundred dollars a month. CORNER ON FOURTEENTH STREET, near Penn. avenue; fronts on three streets; one of the best properties in the busi ness section; can be improved and will pay large returns on in vestment. FIVE DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT. -CORXER OX FOURTEENTH STRKET just south of Mass. ave.; economical dimensions; growing business neighborhood; will be sold at a bargain. TWO SALOON PROPERTIES, BOTH ON CORXERS?be tween Tenth and Thirteenth, Penna. avenue and F street. Can you beat this for location? I pay special attention to the sale of Business properties. The above is only a small list of what I have. I can supply your wants in any section of the city. DAVID MOORE, 1328 Niw York Avenue. ja24-w,tt>,Sa,3t BACK IN HE HARNESS Former Ambassador Choate Practicing Law Again. ONE OF THE OLD SCHOOL His Method When Conducting a Trial. STORIES OF HIS CAREER -How He Rebuked Inattentive Judges ?Reputation as a Speaker?His Wit and Humor. Written for The Star. Joseph Hodges Choate, who Is to be presl d< nt of the New York State Bar Associa tion for llKXi, has grown much stouter in ' tie years since he left off active practice to be come anjbassador to Ureat Britain; also he is beginning to show his age. The l itter is quite natural, since "toy rea son of strength" he is already more than the ibibiical three score ana ten?he was seventy-four last Wednesday, January 24? j but none of his old-time intimates ever ex pected to see him fat. He was never scrawny, but in the days of his active practice he was of almost ideal proportions, his figure being as agreeable to the eye as his face, which is saying a good deal. But to those who have known him long, he Is the same old "Joe," who was rightful ly called "genial" in the days before that fine word was vulgarized by too Indis criminate use; whose Jokes combine the glitter of wit and the glow of humor al ways; whose stories have a point, but rare ly a sting; whose smile is truly charming and who knows how to extend a kindness with more grace than most men who live on this footstool. Mr. Choate is understood to have resumed the active practice of law in partnership with his son. "lie is of far too active a mind." said an old friend the other day, "to be content with a do-nothing life, even in the decade between seventy and eighty, but though he was out of practice only seven or eight years, and his mental vigor is hardly impaired as yet, he will undoubtedly find that many changes have taken place in the field of general legal practice since he left off. Belongs to the Old School. "You see." continued the speaker, "Mr. Choate belongs to the old school now, ami when I say that 1 don't mean that he ^s an old fogy, or to show the slightest disrespect. But when he was building up his reputation and his practice and in the zenith of his success, as everybody who can remember or who has read of those days knows full well, other things being equal, the able orator had a leverage over the other fellow that made the latter's case almost hopeless. If, In addition to being a line speaker, he had wit and humor the odds were still more in his favor. "Now, of course, a good address Is still a great help to a lawyer, but it lsn t nearly do essential as It used to be. Every trial law yer today tries to make some hit before tie jury that will bring out a smile as in the past, but the power of legal oratory is by no means so overwhelming as formerly, and the present-day juries are by no meais so often swayed by appeals to their sense of the humorous as they once were. "Ridicule is no longer so strong a weapon before the jury as it used to be, either, ar.d ridicule used to be one of Mr. Choate s cardinal points. I remember very well his extreme use of it in a case some years ago, when he went to greater lengths, I should say. than any lawyer would care to go today. Ridiculing an "Imperial Roman." "In that case Mr. Choate was suing the Metropolitan Street Railway Company n behalf of a man who had lost his right hand through boarding a car, which, as it was not carrying passengers, was technical ly declared 'dead.' The passenger tried to board it when in rapid motion, and was thrown to the street. "The chief witness for the railroad com pany was a manufacturer from Rome, N. V., Who had seen the accident and whose testimony Choate sought to impeach, more bj the use of ridicule, of which he was ar.d is a past master, than by any other means. "He began at this in the very first of the cross-examination, addressing the manufac turer as 'my Roman friend,' or something of that sort, almost in his opening question. /Ji the cross-examination progressed, Choate made the witness admit that his ho tel expenses while staying in New York, In order that he might testily, were being paid by the company, and when the wit ness said that he was staying at the Im perial Hotel, Choate immediately dubbed him an Imperial Roman. The great law yer was evidently working for an unusu ally heavy verdict, and thought this sort of ridicule would help. "He got a verdict, but it wasn't nn ex ceptionally heavy one?only J5.000?not enough, ordinarily, to pay the fee of a man like Choate for such a determined effort as he put forth that day, and I firmly be lieve that the 'Imperial Roman' business cut It down; that even then ridicule as an element in a trial lawyer's work was losing its efficacy somewhat. "in ^pite of the fact that the defendant in that case was a corporation, and that sympathy is generally withheld from such a defendant by the spectators, I believe most of those present sympathized, not with the corporation perhaps, but surely with the up-state manufacturer, who, as the corporation's witness, was driven al most to distraction by Choate's ridicule. Rebuking Inattentive Judges. "I have heard of another occasion in court, however, when the sympathy was all with Choate. "He jhad to argue a case before certain higVgrude Judges, whom 1 need not name. They had won the fear and dislike of many practicing lawyers by their habit of engag ing in private conversation with one anoth er while the arguments were going on. "No one not a lawyer can understand how utterly discouraging it Is for the Judges to ignore the argument, as I am told the Judges ignored Choate's that d ly. The time allotted to lawyers for speaking In that court is very short?say, a quarter of an hour?too short for the ablest man to more than briefly outline his case. "Well, on that day Choate, who had a really Intricate case to present, arose, ap parently prepared to do his best. The mo ment he began one of the judges touched his neighbor on the arm, they put the r heads together and the first said something to t!:o second that made him turn purple In the face and laugh until he almost choked. Then he passed it on to the third Judge, with a like result, and he In turn told it to the next man. "Choate saw It all, of course. Suddenly he stopped, right in the middle of the sen tence. " 'May It please the court," he said, or words to that effect, 'I have only fifteen minutes In which to present the case of my cllent, to whom it Is a matter of the great est Importance. I cannot do this effective ly unless I have the undivided attention of the court, and with your honors' permission I will wait until you are ready to hear me!' "From almost any other member of the 66" In -I o o his i! (CP o 99 Yotuir interest will be served by reading this. It wilt be to your advantage to investigate. These beautiful homes on "INOLESIDE TESR1RACE," containing 10 rooms, modern bath, nicely finished and papered, colonial fronts, liberal front porch?the feature so many purchasers like and can seldom ffnfid. From this porch a beautiful view of Rock Creek Park is afforded, We cannot describe here the many ad vantages these houses have, Let us show you the houses. You will appreciate them, Prices Right. Terms to Sunt. Houses Open. Salesman on the Premises. N. L. SANSBURY, Exclusive Agent, 719=21 13th Street Northwest. bar anything- like this would have been a direct invitation to punishment for con tempt of court, and I have been told that some of those who heard it feared for him. But I am told that the judges took the re buke meekly, sitting up at once and taking notice immediately. "As I wasn't present in court that day 1 cannot vouch for the truth of the story, and I don't pretend to give Choate's actual words, but I believe it to be true, and it has long been one of the anecdotes current amo.ig the members of the New York bar." Never Loses His Dignity. It Is quite possible, because of his nick name of "Joe," and the innumerable stories that have been printed with his name ac credited to him, that there may be an im pression that, sometimes, at least, Mr. Choate is somewhat lacking in dignity. Nothing could be more mistaken. Even in his most humorous moments when his words are convulsing a banquet hall filled with feasters, or so tickling the risibles of a court room that the judge is forced to frown and the crier to pound the floor with his staff and. cry, "Order! order!" Joseph Hodges Choate preserves his personal dignity marveiously. His hearers always laugh with him when he wills it, but they never laugh at him. Yet even Mr. Choate Is not above his bit of a bluff on occasion. The member of the New York bar quoted above telle this story apropos: "I was present in court one day when Choate had a big case with the late Col. James as his opponent. Col. James, by the way, though not nearly so well known out- j side New York, was of almost the same grade as Mr. Choate himself, and a suit in which they were pitted against each other was always well attended by law yers. ^ "On this occasion the two big legal guns entered almost simultaneously. They were great friends and always greeted each other most informally. " 'Hullo, Joe,' said Col. James. " 'Hullo, colonel,' responded Choate. " 'What's this case about?' said Col. James, smiling. 'I haven't had time to look it up at all.' " 'No more have I,' answered Choate, 'but I suppose we'll have to worry through it soiriehow. "James spoke first, and if ever an address in court showed evidence of preparation, | that one did. I was sure the colonel would win, hands down?till I heard Choate; then ?well, then I didn't know. I've forgotten long ago how it was decided." Mr. C'hoate is not merely an effective s-peaker: his addresses have both grace and strength. He is one of the most wearing men alive to report. Not that it is hard to understand him; far from it. His enun ciation is sharp and clear, every word be ing distinct, but he speaks steadily; just keeps pegging along all the time at a uni form rate; there are none of those occa sional pauses, that, though they mar the effectiveness of the address somewhat, give the stenographer time io get his breath and catch up once in a while. ? He's Still "One of the Boys." Mr. Choate is one of the oldest members of the Union League Club in New York, and for five years was its president. He is also one of the most popular of the rather elder ly "boys" making u.p its membership, and he appreciated fully the proposition made some time ago to elect him an honorary member. But he didn't dream for a mo- | ment of accepting the honor proposed. "No," he said. "I still think enough of this club to pay $75 a year with the rest of the boys for the privilege of belonging to it, and when I don't I'll resign." It is haidly necessary to add that this made him, if possible, more popular than ever with his fellow-members. Only one other man who has been Ameri can ambassador or minister to Great Britain is now living?Robert T. Lincoln, who was the last minister. Phelps preceded Lincoln, as Lowell preceded Phelps. Lowell and Phelps were admirable speakers and their eloquence helped them immensely among the slowcr-spolten British. Lincoln, was not up to their level as a ?peechmaker; Bayard, first ambassador, might have been but for his deafness. Hay?all the world knows how eloquent a man John Hay was, yet not at all like Choate as a speaker, Choate is the only ddplomatlc representa tive of the United States In England who ever won rhe reward of being made a bar rister and a "bencher." He can practice in the courts of Great Britain if he wishes. Choate's wit and humor were of great value to hhn in England, yet when an industrious compiler of his sayings got out the "Choate Story Book" for circulation there, Choate managed to have it suppressed. Mrs. Choate shared her husband's popu larity In England, though because of her decideafjr"' domestic bent she was never prominent In New York society. Mi". Choate Is devoted to her; They have three children, two sons and a daughter, and one grandchild. Mr. Choate is a model as a dot ing grandfather. Capital, $50,000. Shares, $10.00 each. etapbam Mom ?F aoFdlina To all who purchase FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS' worth of our stock we will give a DEED to one of our Lots at HILLBROOK, ABSOLUTELY FREE, without any expense WHATEVER to the purchaser of the STOCK. Streets 90 feet wide. Lots 25x100, to 15-foot alleys. Right at the Electric Cars?40 minutes to Treasury Department. This Great Offer Willi. Only HoSdl Good for 30 Days, And should be taken advantage of AT ONCE, as it will posi tively be withdrawn after THIRTY DAYS ? and may be can celed much sooner. We only make such an unprecedented offer to advertise HILLBROOK and secure FUNDS FOR BUILD ING PURPOSES, as we intend to erect a number of HAND SOME COTTAGES on our property in the EARLY SPRING. Send postal or call at office for further information. Sybmrbaini Homes Co., Ioc< 203-204 Colorado Building. 'Phone Main 24x2. a S? ja27-2t j W. P. LQCKWOQD, 702 13th St. N.W. AIIOTMCEIIIT D beg to announce that II have mniade arrange ments with a syndicate off CAPITALISTS to purchase ffor them Washington City Houses and Lots ffor Cash. I Will Buy for Cash Houses and Lots in all sections of the city, northwest, northeast, southeast and southwest; Georgetown, Columbia Heights, Washington Heights, Mount Pleasant, Meridian Hill, Ingleside, Holmead, Lanier Heights, Bloomingdale, Eckington and Anacostia; also District acrcage tracts considered. You pay me no commission. I act only for the purchaser and all prices are net to the seller. Write me full particulars of your property. Give lot, square and street number, size of house, amount of trusts, amount of rentai and price. m All correspondence strictly confidential and all letters returned to sender if desired. N. B.?Owners and Attorneys and Trustees ffor Estates: If your mortgage is due and arrangements cannot be made: if your taxes are unpaid; if you have vacant ground that brings you no returns, I will make you a cash offer at once for it and you don't have to wait. I do not want your property to list on my books as other brokers while they look for a buyer. I already have the buyer, and simply want full particu lars of your property and at cash sale net to you. Remember, my instructions are to buy any property that meets with my approval. it W. P. LOCK WOOD, 702 13th St. N. W. Forfeited Collateral. Cries of "murder" attracted the atten tion of Policeman Boswell of the sixth pre cinct Thursday night and he hastened to the house of James I*. Nash, at 359 Penn sylvania avenue northwest, where he found that James Johnson had struck Nash ovar the head with a cane, and that Mrs. Nash, fearful for her husband, was doing the "such mum m these me spe T?vfL|^LH I PRICE, $7,000. gjj?^?nd 1751 to 1777 T St. N.W. Open Tomorrow. screaming, Johnson was arrested and taken to the station house, where he left $10 collateral for his appearance la court. When the case was called there was no response and the money was declared for* felted. We want your critical inspection of these hous^g as to every detail?if you don't know a well-built house?BRING A BUILD ER to inspect them. Each has 9 rmi. and tiled liath; concreted and flattered fellar; two-atory rear porch; two stalrwajs; elaborate mantel*, mirror*, etc.; HOT-WATKU HKAT; wovd-work of oak. aab, birch and Georgia pine; fronts of stone and brick; facing south. Blundon, O'Brien & Belt, i*. Four Takeo.