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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, JUNE 23; 1012.
Location of Original Cornerstone of the District
Engineers to Rebuild Sea
' Wall So as to Leave It
Exposed to View.
The original cornerstones of the Dis
trict of Columbia, the first one to mark
the outlines of the "ton miles square,"
has again been brought to light.
It la located beneath a" sea wall In
fiont of Jhe Jones Point lighthouse, on
the Potomac, below Alexandria. It was
placed there In 1791, when the District
vas first conceited. It has remained
there over since, nerhans'the most curi
ous rello of the early days In the city ofr
For seventy years It was exposed to
the sea and wind, and shows many
marks of that expomne. in iaui it was
hidden frdm human gaze by the con
struction of the sea wall around the
During the past week the United
8ateo Engineer Corps, Col. W. C. Lang
fltt commanding, has- been making some
necessary repairs and has removed a
small section of the letainlng wall, it
1b propoced to rebuild the sea wall in
such a manner as to hereafter leave the
ctone in view; protected in front by nn
Iron grating or bars and on all sides by
a concrete circular wall.
It is expected that the Columbia His
torical Society will place an enduring
tablet beside the stone to properly commemorate-
.the spot where on Friday,
April 15, 1791, the Initial cornerstone
of the Federal Territory was laid with
pomp and ceremony.
Curiously enough. It does not corre
spond in shape and size with, the thirty
nine other stones which marked the
boundary line, being about 11x14 Inches
instead of the usual 12x12 inches of the
The inscriptions are almost illegible.
bnly portions of the letters being visible,
these being on the southwest side, the
southeast side bears a part ofMhe date,
:the figure "7" being discernible. This
was undoubtedly a part of 1791, the year
wnen me sione was set in place.
iine iwo remaining sides are unmarked
nnd bear no evidence of ever having1
A prediction made a year ago that the
nearest corner of the stone .would be
found about twelve lnrhp in'frnm fV,o
JJacQ, pf, the waU, and the, top of the
Dinne amui iwp xeei ana six inches be-
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WILL BE THOROUGH
Fines for Those Who
Failed to Heed
A maha cri Inttrtftntlnn ntifl nntrol
of launches and other pleasure craftl
on the Potomac is to be made by the
Kcvenue Cutter Service Tor two
weeks, a revenue cutter launch pa
trolling the Potomac has been giv-Ino-
wnrnlncr nnd Instructions to every
boat owner, who was apparently not
familiar with the rules of navigation.
Ilut seven boat owners wcro mado
liable to fines by the filing of formal
complaints, and In each of these cases
such -acllonwns necessary.
From this out, however, the lines
will be more rigidly drawn. Vessel
ownors who, hnvo been, warned for
minor violations will be" .subjected
in n Hprnnd Inspection, and made II-
nhlc to. a .heavy fine if they are found
IF YOU ARE A TRIfLE SENSITIVE
About the size of your shoes, many peo
ple can wca.r shoes, one lza smaller by
shaking Into them Allen's Foot-Ease,
the antiseptic powder for the feet. It
makes tlght-flulng ,or New Shoos: feol
easy, and gives rest and comfort' to
hot, tired, swollen, aching feet Try
it today. Sold everywhere! 25c. Don't
accept any substitute. '
Laurel Is Winner "
'Over Fulton Nine
LAUrtKI... Md . June 23. Five runs
Bcored In two Innings yesterday proved
enough to show the Fulton team that
1siurel wns thd better In a close game.
Tho Fulton team managed to get
aheid. At. tho start Of the -gamo but
lost by n & to 4 score.
'J" Name jour month; tte sire, t
Clren.tet Hlrtg OlTor tnnfle, Kuarnntwd for five
carn. As, nn advertisement we offer this
tenutlful Rold-nitit Tiffany rlnit with proper
Piunr lor any niumu Jill l& lid. in aiaiuy a
to pay for packing and malllnff. fe
GAITHERSBURG. Md , June 23.-The
vinersDurg team is looking for teams
to defeat today, hnvinir niinxniriiiiir
taken the measure of tho Germantown
nine by a 12 to 0 score yesterday. Ger
mantown was no match for the heavy
BlUCCPrS Of tho riollhnroh.i.rr An n.u1
managed to get fifteen safeties off' Bell.
Cross shows place in sea wall at Jones Point Light
house where cornerstone was buried.
The original cornerstone uncovered last week, after
having been buried for fifty-one years.
THE "J&dbe" GROUP OF BATTERIES
ELECTRIC VEHICLE SERVICE
There has never been any doubt as to the beauty, cleanliness, ease of operation and per
fect safety of the "Electric." The JEXtDe " Group of batteries has demonstrated conclusive
ly that the power service of an electric vehicle whether pleasure or commercial is estab
lished on a footing adequate to every demand.
These batteries the "f rondaD-Bxl&e ' the "ExiDe", tha "MfiCapExlbC" and
the "TEbin-Blibe" give more miles at less expense, with less attention and with the great
est continuity of service. They can be re-charged at a reasonable cosfand give satisfactory
service in either hbt or cold weather. ,-
Batteries of the ' Exl&e " Group are used and endorsed by the following prominent elec
tric vehicle makers. These batteries have been the standards of some of them for periods
ranging up to eight years.
ArRO Klec. Vehicle Co.
Atlantic Vehicle Co.
Baker Motor Ve
Uroc Elec Vehicle Co.
Columbus Hurry Co.
Champion Wxon Co.
Co. of America.
Dayton Elee. Car Co
General Vehicle Co.
Orlnnell Klec. Car Co.
C. P Kimball A Co.
Ohio Electric Car Co.
Phlpps Electric Auto
Rauch & Xante Car-
Btudebaker Auto Co.
The Wayerley Co.
Walker Vehicle Co,
Ward Motor Vehicle
Woods Motor Vehicle
Says He Was Robbed
While Asleep on Train
T. H. Gadsden, of Charleston, S. C,
reported to the police today that ho had
been robbed of $125 In cash and a gold
watch valued at $125 while he 'as asleep
in his berth on a Pullman between
Philadelphia and Washington, this
Mr. Gadsden nvs that ho had left the
money In hist trousers pocket and the
watch In a vest pocket. His clothes
veie on the berth hook when he awoke,
but the monev and watch were gone.
J. S. Taylor, 227 North Pitt Ktreet,
Alexandila, Varr complained to the po
lice of the First precinct that he had
been robbed while asleep In the Smith
sonian grounds, this morning. He dozed
on one of the benches, he says, and
when he awoke his pockets had been
Howell I see that Rowell has gone
into bankruptcy again.
Powell Yes falling Is his falling.
Engineer Band Is
Giving Concert Today
Under the direction of Julius Knmper,
the United States Knglnoer Corps Hund
Is giving a concert at tho Washington
Harracks this nftcrnoon. Tho concert
began nt 3 o'clock, and will probably be
over about 4 30 or 5 o'clock.
This morning the Fifteenth United
States Cavalry Band gave a sacred con
cert at Fort Myer. The band win
under the direction of Arthur Wiltcomb,
Its leader. .Sergeant Illlngworth's cor-1
nei soio, i no uosi cnoru, u uiu
feature of the program.
Speaker Is Leading.
Trls Speaker, the crack center Holder
of tho Boston Red Sox. Is Tending tho
American League at the bat. and hopes
to fatten his batting figures at the ex
pense of the Nationals, beginning to
morrow. However, Clark Griffith says
that he Is In for the ono great sui prise
of his young life.
"Mas Jack proposed ef"
"No, hut he told me whnt his wagej
are and how soon he expects a promotion.
Eastern Shore is rfow connected direct
with Washington. New rapid transit.
Sco W., U. & A. Klectrlc Railway.
A tremendous 3 reel sensation. "The
Bed Rose of tlio Apaches " Today.
When purchasing a new "Electric" or when renewing present batteries insist upon the
'iExf&e" batteries. There is one of them to perfectly meet the requirements of 'your Car.
Cambridge is now only five hours from
Washington. New, drlect rapid transit
every day. Seo , B. & A. Electric
Summer Rates, Stag Hotel. Investigate
Ocean City is now only six hours from
Washington. New. direct rapid transit
every day. Special excursions Sunday.
Seo V H, & A. Klectrlc Railway.
The Oldest and Largest Battery Maker in the Country.
GENERAL OFFICES AND WORKS
Allegheny Ave. and 19th Street,
E. L. Reynolds, Mgr. Penna. Sales, Philadelpiha, Pa.
The "ExiBc" battery is
unrivalled for auto
lighting and Ignition..
From The WalshinKton Times. June"B. 1312.T
Stock- of Establishment on Seventh
Street Is Damaged By
Water. '" .. :
The Damaged Stock, Valued at $12,000, Must Be Disposed of at Once
by Order of the Fire Insurance Adjusters
The recent fire at our furniture stores slightly damaged a considerable portion of our stock. This
slight damage makes it impossible for us to sell the stock as new goods, so we are going to sell it at
SLASHING LOW PRICES
to get rid of it, and make room for new stock.
The damaged furniture is just as good as new, as most of it is only slightly discolored by water stains and
smoke. We have a complete stock of Brass Beds, Dining Tables, Rockers of every description, Refrigerators,
Dressers, Folding Beds, Cots, and Porch Chairs, Etc.
All of this stock was in some way damaged by the fire and must go.
,This is your chance to furnish your home with high-grade furniture at a very little expenditure of money. Come in
and see this furniture we are almost giving away. Look for prices on Red Tags.
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Fire fATy today did considerate, fiasa-
ace to the store of the,VllM-ThomS
Furflflure Company, .tffllB'SeveiJth.' A
troAl nnrthHAHt Th. lTflAfOftll rlf'itm I
known origin. Tho chief ijsmafowas '
to stock on the third floor, V although
Ught damage wei flono rby Jwater to
etocK. on the floors below. " "
The Are was discovered Bhortly be
fore ? o'clock by a policeman, who saw
smoke Issulnp from the windows on 'the
third floor He sent In an alarm from
a nearby box, but by the time the fire
men arrived the flame had gained con
slderable headway In the top of tho
This attractive dresser
perfectly constructed of solid
oak, with full swell top -drawers,
large French bevel glass.. -Was
S24. Sale q rpr
The above cut is a repro
duction of our regular $18
refrigerator. We offer this
same size from
$2.00 to $10.00
Anyone that you may se
lect will give the same serv
ice as a perfect one. Others
from $6.00 up.
ALL BRASS BEDS REDUCED. These beds are not dam
aged, only in the smoke. Beds that sold for $15.00 we offer
at $7.50. $27.50 beds for $14.00. All others reduced in the
Iron Beds in all sizes from $ 1.50 up.
ALL FELT MATTRESSES TO BE SACRIFICED. Mattresses
that sold for $12.00 reduced to $4.00. Felt mattresses that were
$15.00 to go at $6.50. All in excellent condition.
POLISHED MAHOGANY FINISHED CHIFFONIER with
full swell 'top drawer, large case and large French plate glass.
Absolutely perfect condition. Original price $22.50. -We have
several of this number that we will sell tft o ai-
Every chiffonier in stock reduced. Some as low as $5.00,
Our entire line of Go-Carts, including all collapsible and folding carts, offered at big reductions.
Others that were priced
from $12.50 to $50.00 re
duced to $6.00 and up.
Walker-Thomas Furniture Co.
1 01 3-1 Ol 5 7th St. N. W., Between K and L Sts.