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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.*
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1309 G St. N.W.
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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. - ??
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poured cement bungalow, dampproof, verminproof, fireproof and age
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$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.
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structure) you 11 secure by purchasing one of the
six new homes just being finished
Oe AlMsoira St. N. W.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.

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