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INVESTIGATE 11 That's what we want you to do. Don't simply read this, but INVESTIGATE, and you'll find the best home proposition you ever heard of. Quality, location, present and future value, construction, architecture, price and terms. 3102-3110 Eighteenth St. N.W. CORNER KILBOURNE ST. Not a "has-been" section?an investigation will show this. The cheapest ground in this vicinity is held at $1 per square foot. Not the short "box-style" house, with parlor, dining room and kitchen Jammed together, but a sensibly planned house?parlor, large reception hall, dining room, pantry and kitchen spread out over a deep floor space. Five nice bed rooms. Trunk rooms. Two tiled bathrooms. Rear stairway. Servants' conveniences. OAK FLOORS FIRST AND SECOND STORIES. Oak Woodwork Throughout. Paneled Dining Room. Dropbeam Ceiling. Vacuum Clean ing System. Metal Weather Strips. YOU CAN MAKE A FINE DEAL, ON THESE HOUSES?A CHEAP PRICE ON A FIRST-CLASS PROPERTY. TERMS VERY REASONABLE?SMALL CASH PAYMENT?BALANCE MONTHLY. TO INSPECT THESE PROPERTIES TAKE CONN. AVE. (MT. PLEASANT) CARS TO KILBOURNE ST.?WALK WEST TO 18TH ST.* Call Tomorrow. BELT, O'BRIEN & CO., Inc., 1309 G St. N.W. >X~X* *X-X~X~X~X? o :: 7011 to 709 Taylor St. N.W "PETWOIRTH" Only Two Left | ?? ?? Our Houses Built Last, But Sold First. :: ?? ?? ?? ? ? Price, $4,500jj ?? Monthly Payments. f: Electric Lights Throughout House. Hot-water Heat. Double Rear Porches. . Finest Sanitary Plumbing. Floors Edged, Grained, Polished. Quartered Oak Consol Seat in Hall. Side-oven Gas Ranges. Seven Rooms and Bath. This is not the usual box house which is being offered by so many builders. Our houses are 40 feet deep, with recep tion hall and paneled hardwood winding staircase. Take 9th st. or Brightwood ave. cars, without change, to Taylor St., and walk east il/> squares. An inspection will convince you that these are the best houses offered in this section, and are big bargains. - ?? "Read That Last Line Over Again." H H. R. HOWENSTEIN CO., 1314 F St. N.W. jj :: ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? Owe a Pouired HoMse lira the Model Suburb I ?? : ?: ? : ?' : Come to Virginia Highlands and let us build you an ideal home, a poured cement bungalow, dampproof, verminproof, fireproof and age proof. Stop paying rent, and own your own home. Your rent money will <lo it. A four-room bungalow on a 50xll3-ft. lot, $1,300. Payments of $15.<iO per month. A five-room bungalow on a 50xl20-ft. lot, $1,S00. Pay ments of SIS.tM* per month. Come now and see a house poured. Virginia Highlands is the rrost beautiful suburb of Washington; only 12 minutes' ride from 12th street and Pennsylvania avenue. Select a home site now. while prices are low. Lots $2U0 to f50O. Payments of $10.00 down and per month. No interest, no taxes. Cement walks, water, electric light and sewerage. Call, phone or write today for a book of designs and market p:at. Your l*Mt ehnnee to parrbaw lot* at the above price*, before the lnrrtinc. Only 100 lots loft In our two addition**. I VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS ASSOCIATION f ? Suite 403-5 Corcoran Building. J. Phone Main 563. Washington, D. C. % tr Jt J* J* Jt .jt j| .?* * jl jt ,?* Jt .?* .j* .j* jS * < . H BEFORE YOU BUY Come learn about the advantages (price, terms and structure) you 11 secure by purchasing one of the six new homes just being finished Oe AlMsoira St. N. W. <I*ETWOBTH>. SAMPLE HOUSE^O-S ALLISON ST. Thev arc on a beautiful terrace overlooking the entire neighborhood and city and 1"?? feet off the car line; every room (even kitchen) Is trimmed in hiKh-class finished hard wood. A real spacious tile bath; a large sleeping porch; equipp??d with lx*st ele -trie lights aift gas fixtures; bright, cellar; s-teel construction; with launurv tubs; nice servant's toilet and guaranteed HOT-WATER HEATING system. PRICE TOO LOW TO QUOTE. SOLD ON EASY TERMS, TO INSPECT: TAKE ?TH ST. CARS. GET OFF AT ALLISON ST., WALK EAST QCARTER OF A BLOCK. ON NORTH SIDE OF STREET. OPEN DAILY AND SUNDAY. WILLETT & REINECKE CO., 1309 H St. N.W. A J* v* J* J* J* J* J* f* A A A <* A <* % % fc in <* V; V; <* ~\ Medical Colleges. Journal of Ameriran Ucdical Association. The number of medical colleges in the I'llted States is decreasing. Since June 80, 1910, thirteen colleges have either,sus pended or have been merged into others, leaving 120 medical colleges still existing. The regular colleges number 101, a de crease of ten since last year. The ho moeopathic colleges number twelve, a de of one since last year. Of the eclectic colleges the number is seven, the same as last year. Among the thirteen colleges which closed during the year were included the last physio-medical colleges and the last of the unclassitiable colleges. During the last seven years sixty-four medical colleges -have ceased to exist, either through merger or other wise. " During the same t'me, however, eighteen new colleges were organised, leaving a net decrease of forty-six. While the total number of colleges Is smaller, the percentage of higher grade, stronger medical colleges has been considerably in creased. NEW IMPERIAL THEATER . APPROACHING COMPLETION Playhouse in Ninth Street Between D and E Streets Northwest Wifl Be Ready Soon for Opening. Steady progress is bens made on the Imperial Theater, between D and E on 9th street, and the management is prom ising an opening during the latter part of October. This will afford the theater goers of Washington an opportunity to I enjoy another vaudeville house in which only the best class of act% will be shown. The steel and brick work-on the thea ter is now practically complete, and the inside equipment and the decorations will be pished with all speed. The al ready attractive front will be materially altered when complete, and should prove as pleasing* an exterior as could be de sired. The color scheme of the exterior is terra cotta and gray brick. The three archways, now noticeable, will form the main entrances into the house, but will be lilled overhead with ornamental glass. Extending out over the whole entrance space will be a marquese. Gray lime stone ornamentations have also been used in the front. At either end of the arch ways are exits which lead from both the main floor and the (balcony. F. T. Nes bit & Co. of New York are the con tractors. Inside the house the color scheme is to be carried out in buff and brown. Great care has been taken to have even the smallest details harmonize,and when com plete the interior of the playhouse will present a beautiful picture, all the deco rations and hangings blending, from a golden buff to richest brown, all the more fitting for its autumnal opening. In con nection with the color scheme, the idea to be carried out by the seating arrange ments will prove an index to the care to be taken. On the orchestra floor will be mahogany opera chairs specially de signed and upholstered in Spanish-finish ed gold leather. These seats will also be equipped with patent foot rests. On the balcony floor wi'l be found quarter-sawed oak seats, with piano polish veneer, while the bcxes an# mezzanine floor will be supplied with Austrian bentwood chairs. A. H. And: ews of Chicago has the con- ? tract for the furniture. i Can Stage Any Production. < Special attention has been given the stage of the playhouse, and it has been so constructed that it will be. possible to stage any production which now comes to the National Capital. A complete sce nic equipment will also be part of the stage properties. Gates, Morange & Young, scenic artists of New York, have been obtained to do this work. They wi'l paint all of the scenery. A specially de signed curtain which will harmonize with ? the color scheme of the house will be manufactured ip Washington. But whatever has been done in beau tifying the house, the safety of its pa trons has not been forgotten. Every 'con sideration has been given to this phase of construction, and the theater is thor oughly fireproof. Six exits lead from the main floor into two main hallways, each eight feet wide. These, in turn, open into 9th street. Aside from these there are the usual entrances, in the three large archways, whieh can be opened to their full width. On the balcony floor four exits will lead to the two hallways, equivalent to those below. The stage, too, will be equipped with exits leading into a twenty-foot alleyway at the rear of the stage Mock. \V. S. McKean, jr., vice president and manager of the theater, has been busy during: the past few weeks mak ng ar rangements for the attractions which will be seen at the Imperial. In speak ing of the success in securing strong and entertaining b lis for the Imperial, Mr. McKean said: "\Ve propose to present the best va riety and novelty acts obtainable, and it is our further intention to secure to a great extent acts which are new to the capital. Thus we have already hooked a great many feature numbers, and in opening week several new acts will be offered. Many of these acts will be obtained from abroad and through independent bookings." The Imperial Theater is a local and co-operative enterprise. The officers | of the company are as follows: W. H. Wunder, president: W. S. McKean, jr., vice president and manager; R. K. Cook, secretary: H. B. Denham. treas urer, and A. E. I. Leckie, counsel. The directors are* M. A. Winter, Victor J. Evans, F. H. Kramer, F. T. Chamber lain, S. Oppenheimer and J. T. Sherier. ' i Two performances will be given daily, at 2:15 and 8:15. Prices will be 25 and 50 cents. BIG FINANCIAL INTERESTS And Their Relation to the Existing Situation. From the New York Press. It is a coincidence for the thoughtful j to ponder over that at the very time when pessimism tinges as never before the public utterances of captains of in dustry there should ?be published a most exhaustive tabulation setting forth a wonderful increase in the number of stockholders of great corporations. There is no need to rehearse here the com plaints and outcries of railroad presi dents and other business leaders who would have us believe the country is on the verge of bankruptcy and starvation, chiefly because corporations are subject to the Sherman anti-trust act. Although the stock market has begun to scrape bottom in the opinion of many of those who watch it closely, there has been but little cessation in the chorus of laments. , Perhaps it is more than a coincidence that stocks should begin to decline at about the time the Wall Street Journal commenced publication of data showing a remarkable increase in the number of recorded holders of large railroad and industrial corporations. It is possible the larger holders for a long time have been distributing their holdings to small in vestors just because they foresaw trpu blous times ahead for the corporations A year or two agcr it was popularly sup posed the Morgan interests were buying into banking and insurance institutions and selling railroad and industrial stocks because they did not expect to "make as many great fortunes in the future as in th(! past out of the latter concerns. No doubt there is a large element of truth in this. The day of vast fortunes from watered stock is past. The huge profits which the Morgan syndicate made from the flotation of United States Steel, in regard to which Herbert Knox Smith, United States commissioner of corpora tions, has just given us such intimate de tails. are not to be repeated. There is undoubtedly more profit to be made from merging banks and trust companies than in floating railroad or industrial mergers, as Henry. P. Davison, J. P. Morgan's most active young partner, long ago realized. Samuel G. Smith, seventy-two years old, for many years chief guide at the Luray caverns, was found dead in bed Friday morning about '1 o'clock. The dis covery was made by Mrs. Smith. VAIUEVILLU HOUSE ON OTH STREET WILL. BE READY FOR OPENING IN NEAR FUTURE. DOG KILLS BOBCAT. But He Bears Marks of d Hard Fought Battle. t Krotrv the Idaho Stati-rmnn. After a battle in which he came near meeting death himself. Sport, a medium sized coach dog. the property of W. M. Butterbaugh, a rancher living In I-emps Gulch, killed a bobcat that measured six feet from nose to tip of tail. The dog was terribly scratched and bit ten and has not yet entirely recovered. He was mauled by the long, sharp claws of the big cat, and in some places the scratches are deep, digging clear to the bone. The cat would weigh half again as much as the dcg and tower above him in height. Mr. Butterbaugh did not see the fight, but arrived on the scene shortly after the dog had killed the cat and found his faithful friend lying on ihe ground, un able to move and scarcly living. It looked at the time like a bad case, but he succeeded in nursing the animal back to life. "For some days we had been missing chickens," Mr. Butterbaugh said, "and I was unable to figure out what was killing them. I would get up in ti e morning and find one cr two lying dead in the barn yard, still warm, and I could not tell what sort of an animal was doing the mis chief. ?'But Sport figured it out, and one morning I heard him take out after some thing. I got up as soon as I could and fol lowed up the gulch, expecting that they would take the trail. When I got there I found the dog lying on the ground and the big cat dead. "The dog had chased him up there, but the cat had turned on him and shown I light. They must Jiave fought there fif teen minutes before the battle was set tled. And from the looks of both the cat and the dog it must have been a terrific battle." t Riches of Portugal. From the Biiltiniorp AmerirHn. When Portugal in the flower of its prosperity was exploiting the riches of the Indies accumulations of gold, silver and precious stones by the government ?and by the church gilded the age for that resourceful power. Times have greatly changed with the nation that now ranks as third rate. Poverty is sitting at the gates of the country. The recent revolution and the - separation of church and state were hailed as the dawn of a new era for the country. As yet no blinding light of prosperity has come to Portugal. But there have been discovered in the Cathedral Church at Oporto, deep in the vaults, vast treas ures from the times of the colonial gran deur of the country when the church reaped harvest of virgin mines of wealth. The government will sequester this great treasure that has. even more than In trinsic worth as articles of virtue repre senting the finest of tapestry and craft manship, embodying the symbols of the church in the finest wrought art devices and the richest magnificence. Romance centers about ttie Opprto find. One is reminded of Parkman's stories of the self-devoted missionaries to the In dians of the northwest who wrote back to Portugal for lurid' depictions of souls In hell wherewith to impress the primi tive savages for their salvation. From the new world were brought the riches of Its mines and to it was sent the civilization of thi old world. Portugal at a stage of relative de cadence is now being turned to as the great unexplored storehouse for art treas ures, for magnificent specimens of the wealth and art interest of centuries ago. The separation of <Jhurcli and state has opened the way for. the exploitation of these treasures, and henceforth Portugal will be as eagerly traversed by connois-. seurs as that country formerly traversed the western seas in search of illimitable wealth. In Jumble-Land. From the New York World. There are fifty separate jurisd'ctions having power to grant divorccs in con tinental United States. These are the forty-eight states, tlie District of Co lumbia and the territory of Alaska. One Jurisdiction only, the state of South Carolina, grants no divorces whatever. Of the remaining forty-nine jurisdictions, four require a. residence of three years or more, eight require a residence cf two years, thirty-six require a residence of one year or less, one, the state of Georgia, requires no previous residence in all causes except desertion. Grounds for divorce are divided as fol lows: One state, Mew York, grants ab solute divorce for adultery only, three grounds for divorce exist in one juris diction, four grounds for divorce exist in two jurisdictions, six grounds exist in ten jurisdictions, seven grounds exist in ten jurisdictions, eight grounds exist in ten jurisdictlqns, nine grounds exist in four jurisdictions, ten grounds exist in six jurisdictions, eleven grounds exist in one jurisdiction, twelve grounds exist in three jurisdictions, thirteen grounds eklst in one jurisdiction. One state, Washington, grants divorces on nine specific grounds and for "any other cause deemed sufficient toy the court." MOORE & HILL (Inc.), | 1333 Q St. N.W. | MOORE & HILL (Inc.), | 1333 O St. N.W. EE US ABOUT THESE % . Or anything else in the real estate line. We are agents for everythin Washington. Or & in realty worth buyink in FOR SALE?ONE THOU SAND UNDER VALUE. West of 16th St.; 9 rooms; hot-water heat; honestly built and beautifully planned. . $6,200. The best house in the resi dential northewst at any such price. FOR SALE?HERE IT IS. The house with 8 rooms and 2 floors; attic also; on the Heights, west of 14th st. 24 feet wide. Hot-water heat; new; all modern features. $7,000. This is just what hundreds are looking for. See us. FOR SALE ? INVEST MENT. Northwest; con venient neighborhood. Rent, $288 a year. Price, $2,500. FOR SALE ? INVEST MENT NORTHWEST. Not far out. Rent, $351.00 a year. Price, $2,700. FOR SALE?AN IDEAL N.W. CORNER. If we showed you this house and said $15,000 was the price you couldn't say it was too much. There isn't a more attractive corner in the northwest today under $15,000. Our price is $10,500. It is new, has 10 rooms and 2 tiled baths, with shower; hot-water heat, electric light and gas, hardwood floors, open fireplaces and a dozen other good points to recommend it. It has four porches, south ern and eastern exposure and an outlook over beautiful lawns and on beautiful houses that is worth big money. The neighborhood is of the very best. FOR SALE ? CORNER ON THE HEIGHTS. Eight rooms, 2 baths; hot-water heat. 27 FEET FRONT. $5,250. This house is in a class by itself, and is absolutely with out its equal for the money. FOR SALE?WE WON'T GO INTO DETAIL ABOUT THIS. We will merely say that in addition to eleven rooms, three baths, four large covered porches and garage equipped for gasoline and electric cars, it has just about everything you can think of as desired in your home. If any modern feature has been overlooked the fact has escap ed those who have seen the property. The house is in perfect con dition and ideally located in a choice section of the north west. The price is $u,qoo. The owner, is leaving the city and has cut the figure to one that will sell the house without delay. Be sure to see it. FOR SALE?8 ROOMS, 2 STORIES. Attic; very de sirable in every way; north west. $5,200. One of the most attractive houses of four rooms to a floor in the city. FOR SALE?STORE AND DWELLING NORTH WEST. Price, $2,750. Rent, $25.50. FOR SALE ?HIGH CLASS RESIDENCE. Con necticut ave. Unquestionably the most for the money in a high-class new residence un der $50,000. Surrounded by homes costing as high as $125,000; a frontage of nearly 40 feet; handsome design of white stone and brick. The arrangement is most desirable and spacious?large entrance hall, a library, ^draw ing room, dining room, large ipantry and kitchen; four large rooms and two baths on sec ond floor; three large rooms and bath, besides two servants' rooms and servants' bath on third floor. A deep lot to wide alley. $32,500. Ask to have us show you this property. FOR SALE?CONNECTI CUT AVENUE. A very de lightful home on this charm ing residence thoroughfare. $27,500. Eleven rooms and 2 baths; beautifully planned and fin ished ; unusually good con struction. FOR SALE ? CORNER ON MASS A C H U SETTS AVE. Very attractive six room house; modern; good frontage. $4,75a This is a big value. FOR SALE ? HOUSE AND STABLE. Northwest; near 14th street; 6 rooms; deep lot; CORNER. $4.750 This house was originally listed with us at $6,000. Own er wants quick action. FOR SALE ? HOW'S THIS FOR A SEMI-DE TACHED .HOUSE? New six-room dwelling on the heights; hot-water heat and all other modern features. $6,500. Beautiful residence street; convenient to cars. FOR SALE ? SMALL APARTMENT HOUSE. Mass. ave. Rent, $810 a year. Price, $6,700. One of the best income bringers in the city. FOR SALE?NEW HOME. Hot-water heat; 6 rooms; absolutely modern in every detail; new; convenient to government printing office. $3,975 Easy tei;ms will buy it. FOR SALE ? CLEVE LAND PARK. One of the most desirable of the modern houses in the Queen of Suburbs; 8 rooms and attic; hot-water heat; electric light and gas; lot 50x125. $9,000. Owner has other plans and is sacrificing property which is easily worth $10,500. FOR SALE?LIGHT ON THREE SIDES IN THIS NEW HOME IN. THE NORTHWEST. If it cost you $10,000 it couldn't be bet ter built. People who have bought houses like it say they never saw a better planned t house. We couldn't reproduce it on equally good ground at a good deal more than the price, which is $7,850. Nine rooms ? all outside ones?2 tiled baths, shower bath, hot-water heat, electric and gas light, hardwood floors, three covered porches, open fireplaces, etc., etc. See us about this house, which is charmingly located in a beutiful section west of 16th street. FOR SALE?JUST BE YONI) THE MILLION DOLLAR BRIDGE. Attrac tive modern home of 8 rooms and 2 tiled baths; wide fiont age. $8,250. The house has hardwood floors, hot-water heat, electric and gas light and large fro-it and rear yards; wide alley; plenty of room for garage. FOR SALE ? THIS IS SOM ETHING IN DIVID UAL. Strikingly attractive house with side light; on the heights, for $9,000. The house has 10 rooms, 2 baths, hot-water heat, south ern exposure and has a lot TWENTY-FIVE FEET FRONT. This house has the appear ance of being worth at least 50 per cent more than the price asked. FOR SALE?IDEAL SUBURBAN HOME. Six rooms and attic; hot-water heat; hardwood floors and trim. $6,500. ^Located in one of the most attractive of Washington's suburbs; northwest. MOORE & HILL, Inc., 1333 G Street. CHILLUM CASTLE HEIGHTS^ Sitoated in the Desirable Northwest Section. # Backed by Banks and Bankers. The underlying factors which start all processes creating and distributing wealth are the energy and enterprise oi the people behind the proposition. Raw materials, waterways, real estate and other natural advantages are dependent upon capital and the proper men to exploit them. You know the men behind this subdivision. If you don't get acquainted with them, then see the land, with its HIGH ELEVATION, ITS STREET CARS AND RAILROAD SERVICE, CHURCHES, STORES AND OTHER CONVENIENCES. large Lots 0 Each and Onward Sold on EASY TERMS. Small amount down, smaller amount monthly. NO INTEREST. NO TAXES until you take title. SEWER, WATER, GAS, ELECTRICITY surround us. Wise restrictions protect the buyer at CHILLUM CASTLE HEIGHTS. This is a strictly detached home residential section. The city has twenty-two avenues; four of them pass through our property. Permit us to point out to you why you have an opportunity to buy so advantageously at CHILLUM CASTLE HEIGHTS. To see this property call upon us for our free auto service, or take 14th street cars to Kennedy street, change to Kennedy street cars, get off at Shepherd road, and walk one block east; or take Georgia avenue cara to Longfellow street, walk east to Blair road. ail and Mortgage Co., OWNERS, Phoee Maim 3549. 816 14th Street N.W. NO SALE IS A GOOD SALtf UNLESS GOOD FOR BOTH PARTIES. year-round bathers. In Winter Take Your Header Di rectly You Are Out of Bed. Sir Harry Tolond. in Marino Magazine. When I lived on the banks of the Thames at Strawberry Vale, Twickenham, I used at 7:15 every morning to plunge Into the river. I continued 10 uo iliis far sev eral years, and although the dark morn ings for about three weeks before Christ mas and a few weeks after were a little trying, I always found myself both in vigorated and refreshed and on no occa sion did 1 ever feel the worse for it. I was obliged to be so early, as the courts wait for no man. The great thing to attend to is ta take your header di rectly you are out of bed and to take care to keep warm until you plunge. For this purpose you should put on a coat lined with flannel, with a thick coat over that, trousers lined with flannel, slippers lined with lamb's wool and warm gloves. Tou should stand on a piece of carpet and throw your clothing ofT like a quick chang* artist, and on coming out of the water you may stand In the open and thoroughly enjoy the east wind for the first time in your life, and the snow, sleet, hail or rain will only be a diversion. My friends the bargee?, who.were near ly frozen to death on their barges, used naturally until they got accustomed to the sight to think the winter bathers mad. About three of my neighbors were also in the habit of bathing all the year round, but I was the last of the maniacs. Bathing in cold water when you are cold means mischief and discomfort, but when warm is health and pleasure and you en joy yourself "like Russians rushing from hot baths to snows." You may ask. "Why, If you really liked it and it agreed with you. did you give it up?" Man is the creature of surrounding circumstances. When the Teddington Weir gave way from the pressure of the floods the end of my garden was carried away as if it had been sliced off with a huge knife and away went my bathing steps and camp shedding, so that I could no longer get a header, and when after many months these were replaced I had got into other ways. Cold / bathing in winter will not. of course, do for a man whose liver Is slug gish or whose heart Is we*k. The great advantage of cold bathing is that It pre vents you from "catching cold." Leander used to swim across the HeUes pont, so it is said, in dark December, and Lord Byron when he first tried to swtm it in April found the water so cold that he was obliged to irive up the attempt. In May. however, he. together with UeUt. Ekenhead, swam across, and proud he was of It, for he says, referring to Don Juan: A better swimmer you could scarce ew see; He could perhaps hare passed the Hellespont, As once (a feat on Which ourselves ir? prided) Leander, Mr. Kkenhead and 1 did. They were over an hour in the water, but for health a few seconds In the win ter in this climate la enough. Bathing in the sea is preferable to the river, as in the former you get no ice to trouble you. ? ? % Increase in Beer-Drinking. Paris Letter to the London Trlegraj*. The beer statistics this year are al most Incredible. 1 Never before did Parisians consume so much of this bev erage. We are told that since January 150.000.000 litres (or about 131,250.000 quarts) of beer have been conaumed In France In excess of previous yeara. Paris stands for the largest share la this increase.