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COMPANY BUBLDERS CONTRACTORS ENGINEERS 1342 New York A versos Washington, OX. _JM-7.11 lit 02d Japanese Prints j and Water Colors ?iBy? Hi, Naksiiima '|Tlhe CeHelbraitc'd Japanese I; ; Artist. J! Exhibition i ' I |i J qnr?<P>'<3 New Art i| lydUili:U ?> stars 1302 Q St. N. W. I If I I It== - T"~^HS- =^u Fall Edntiom of the Telephone 1 Directory goes to press October 11 Oth. ! Ci ^ a^ 'r^ rt,T ? <S L u ^ V W 7 W '.W CU- urvyavy v aj'u'iiuvsf o Wiull yoiair inlaws hs Usted? c T :e G? & P? Telephone Coo I T'J- 1JTII ST. X.W. 1H.7 It sr. N.W. h"\1 I RALEIGH'S WELCOME ____ TENDERED FREEDOM OF CITY BY THE NEWS AND OBSERVER. The News and Observer of Raleigh, one of the leading newspapers of North Carolina. has this to say of the special editorially: "The people of North Carolina are ~i...i t.. T>(.. Star sneciil from f. I<*U ?? * r...v- - ... - . Washington, containing representatives of a score of the leading buslnesa houses of the national capital. We have been accustomed to associate Washington exclusively with the making and executing of laws but we are finding that It Is becoming a commercial as well as a political capital. It has strong and progressive Jobbers, who are determined to extend their business into at least half a dozen states and to see Washington become an active rival of Baltimore and Richmond in the Jobbing trade of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and adjacent states. And why not? Washington has good water transportation and tke same railroad advantages enjoyed by any of these cities. It ha* great newspapers, large capital looking for profitable investment, wide-awake and far-seeing business men, and every facility for developing Its present wholesale and Jobbing trade. It is the most beautiful and attractive city In America, and business men would naturally love to go there for business. The organization of business Interests In Washington to make known Its present commercial Importance and to enlarge Its Jobbing trade and Industrial enterprises Is sure to result In greatly extending the business ol' the city. "Some days ago The- Washington Star took the lead In a movement that has resulted In the special train of Washington business men who arf visiting the chief towns of North Carolina and Virginia. The people of the capital of North Carolina give glad welcome to these courteous and popular leaders of commerce from the nation's capital, and. shaking for all our people, the News and Observer tenders ohem the frpedom of tho city." t %V* I. .4H^H ^^iHdiHs&v^iK. 4 t -*ry^HB8^B * >.w JHK\ Ji^Bn^^nr^KA w. ^ J9Bp v^Va CjS5^^^^1_ i3 F.ESIDENCE OF OOV. GLENN OF NO w B > f^lr ~ ~ POST OFFICE A WILLSTICKTOHORSES Most Reliable for the Fire Department. NO MONEY FOR EXPERIMENT KTill Await Auto Tests in Other Cities. rALK WITH ASSISTANT CHIEF Service of an Animal Averages From Three and a Half to Your Years. "The horse is still doir.R business at iho same old stand in the fire department in Washington and is likely ;o continue thus jurniiis his oats for some years to come, de 5piie Wie < "inpewwou t'l me aill'J III U11IK. businesses." said Assistant Chief Wagner, who has charge of tiie purchasing of the horses for the tiro department of this city, to a Star reporter at tire headquarters. "Thi y are manufacturing auto tire steamers. and this class of lire-lighting apparatus inay lie installed in several cities permanently. but i do not recall any at present. The fact that the horse still obtains in New York, Philadelphia. Boston. Chicago and other large cities, where they have unlimited money at command to try experiments, which we cannot undertake in tills city by reason of a limited appropriation, would tend to show that as yet the old tire horss will remain with us for awhile, one of the picturesque and most popular features of city lif". "therefore we would not adopt auto steamers In this city until their efficiency had been thoroughly tested elsewhere. This year we are getting our horses at a much iower rale per head than in former years, owing to competition with the contractor in Kaltlmore who lias suDLilied us with horses for a great many years. We have bought fifty-two head this year, at an average rate of ?217 each, as against $270 each last year, a material saving. "This class of horses is soarce, and their average price rules much higher than ten years ago. This is due to the great drains which have been made upon the horse supply of this country by recent wars, especially the South African trouble. The market will be tightened rather than relieved, for I notice that the government ha# advertised for several thousand horses and mules for use In the Cuban troubles. Pride of the Department. "Our horses are the pride of our department. as well as objects of admiration on the part of our citizens. 1 do not wish the department to appear egotistical by .'inserting that we have the finest of any city, but I will say that I have never seen better animals as a lot In any city I have vis ited. "To which company do I award the blue ribbon for having the finest team In the department? Wejl. I couldn't gay as to that, as naturally each company thinks Its own team is the best, and as all are so evenly matched. It would be hard to Judgo. The three fine black horses which pull engine No. 8. situated cm North Carolina avenue between Uth and 7 th streets southeast, would probably be picked out on parade, and It would be hard to find three finer and more perfectly matched horses. In the Haltlmore parade last month this team exalted universal admiration. Engine Company No. 14, on 8th street near D northwest. had, up to recently, three beautiful grays which would also attract much attention were our teams being judged for prize ?????^??????? A.i BTH CAROLINA AT BALEXGH. : v. ? 1 ... - - arjVi? aHBI^K^TwT37^''jy's^BBWMiWB8^^Bw i m TtrtT/iTTT%rrn? i Lii\i>nuuivu. honors. This team has. unfortunately, been broken by the sickness of one of its members. "We do not match our horses, howerer, according to cojor, but according to conformation, disposition, etc., but the two perfectly matched teams In question would be hard to beat could different cities compete for prizes on this score. We average about 1MI horses the year around in the department. and the life of the average fire horse is from three and a half to four years. Sone horses last only six months, and otaers will do excellent duty for years. Blue-Ribbon Veterans. "I can Rive the blue ribbon to the three oldest horse servitors in our department, however, and they are justly entitled to this slight mark of recognition for their long and valiant sen-ice in aiding in protecting the lives and the property of the citizens of Washington. One Is a roan ; horse named Joe. attached to No. 5 en- I glne in Georgetown; the second is a dapple gray answering to the name of Sam, \ attached to the chemical engine on Congress Heights, and the third is also a dapple gray named Bull, attached to the chemical engine at Brightwood. All of these tlitee veterans have served the city faithfully for about ten years, and their record is a remarkable one for continuous service. "As firo horses respond to alarms on a hard irallop the asphalt pavements are found to l>e very severe upon their front feet, and it is here that our horses first show signs of giving out for lire purposes. We have to use very heavy horses, as our apparatus is heavy, and there are several sleep hills in the city, otherwise we would he more than glad to use lighter teams, as it is often the horse's own weight which largely contributes to tils ultimate condemnation, owing to the force with which his forelegs strike the pavements. "You see. our trucks average 11,000 pounds in weight, the older type of engines 0,000 pounds, while the new hig steamers in the business di: '.rict weigli 11,MM) pounds. The water tower would offhand seem to he the heaviest piece of apparatus in the department, but its weight ii H.SOO pounds. This dead weight is it tremendous strain on horses. We condemn about thirty-live a year. Most of the horses are retained in the service of the IJistrict, are passed over to the Drooertv clerk and bv him assigned to the street cleaning, engineer, sewer and waty departments principally, where tttey do good service for more years. Observing citizens may Jiave noticed that the wagons of these departments have a fine lot ct horses, and this is where most of them come from. Are Quickly Trained. "The main reason why the horse will continue to pull Are apparatu? in cities for some time to come Is because the horse Is the only sure thing we have yet found who will go on until he drops on the way to a Are. as It is Intended he should do, In all kinds of weathers and through all sorts of street obstructions, from snow drifts to frozen. Icy surfaces, and up our hills. As It is not an Infrequent sight to see steam business wagons either stalled in winter or unable to negotiate slippery inclines, we will have to pin our faith to the horse until some thing belter Is found, for there must be no doubt about a piece of Are apparatus getting to a Are once she starts, unless she breaks down, and this accident we endeavor to forestall by keeping them all in good repair. "Fire horses not turned over to the property clerk are sold at public auction, averaging about each, usually going to farmers and often turning out to be good purchases after their sore feet are cured by being turned out to pasture for a while. As all of our horses weigh from 1,30<> to 1.5IHI pounds, and are not less than five years old at the time of pur- i chase, it will be seen that we have a lot J of good, solid horseflesh In our department. We accept any solid color, but pre- ! fer the gray, barring spotted or 'circus' horses. A.: they are picked animals In the first Instance they take kindly to the preliminary training they receive as a rule, and very quickly 'catch on' to what Is demanaed of them, some showing surprising Intelligence and aptitude in learn lntf the duties which they later perform i with such precision and regularity." Britons on British Climate. From the IxhkIoii Chronicle. The British climate will feel much encouraged at the result of the Strand Magazine's questionings of exalted personages as to how they feel about It. Approval has been accorded It by the king himself, who recalls the saying of Charles li, that "there Is no country where a man can be abroad so many months of the year or so many hours of the day as In England." To a diplomatist at Homburg King Edward VII said: "I do not leave England to escape from the weather, but for Quite other reasons. Taken as a whole, the English climate Is the best in the world. That it is certainly healthful the general physique of our English people shows." Charles II, though lie underwent tne "travels," which he did not want to resume, had seen very little of the world at large. However, the present Prince of Wales shares the favorable opinion, and during a speech In India said tff the English climate: "So far from heing 'abominable,' I think it is one of the best, if not the best all-round climate in the world." And Sir Harry Johnston, who has explored many climes, says: "The average climate of the southern half of England is the best and healthiest in the world." In the small minority is Major Gen. O'Grady-Haly, who thinks it possible there may be some portion of the globe afflicted with a worse climate than ours?but doubts it very much. The difficulty about the English climate is the continual occurrence of the unexpected. 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