Newspaper Page Text
The Washington Critic
22D YE ATX NO. 0,711).
WASHINGTON,!). O., WEDNESDAY 15V10N1NG, FW18KUAKY l'J, 1890.
imCE TWO CENTS.
NEWS OF THE WORLD IN BRIEF.
Tliu Western Maryland Hallroad elected
Mr. W. 11. It. Lowellyn Is liero to protest
against the lcmoral of the Apaches.
'Ilicio Is n movement on foot to provide
tho Government Printing Oflleo with n
llio resignation of Major Raymond takes
nwnytho power of Hie Commissioners to
Tlio city's hospitals have been crowded
tills winter, especially during tlio preva
lence of the "Blip."
Daniel Hall dropped dead In Qalbrallli
A.M. E, Zlou Church last night Just ntter
singing tlio doxology.
The property formerly used by the- First
Baptist Church, on Thirteenth street, will
bo used ns a concert and lecturo hall.
The remains of Iloheit S. Todd, nophow
of Abraham IJncoln, arrived this afternoon
and were taken to .1. C. McGinn's resi
lience. Albert Cox, who fell from a balcony at
Xlovctith and J3 Btrccts last Christmas, has
become Insane ond has been token to tlio
Samuel Clark, colored, lies wouuded at
llio Freedmcn'a Hospital from tlio effects
of n terrific knifing Inflicted by Lemuel
Williams, near Ucnnlugs liridgo yesterday.
A California syndlcato has purchased a
largo tract of land near Connecticut avonuo
extended, the outlay being ovcr$l,B00,000.
The trustees of tlio Shaion estate arc tlio
Congressman OrlmcB of Georgia has
created a sensation by abruptly leaving
ine megs jiouso uiuing-Tooin wnen no uis
H. C. C.
Astwood, a colored
.Minister to Ban
T3lgktccn-ycar-old Lizzie Smoot, of 31
K street, was secretly married to William
May on Monday'af tcrnoon. Iter father, who
objected, took her homo that night, and It
was only after jouug May bad threatened
legal proceedings that the young bride was
given to her husband.
Debate on the new House rules will clo3o
Fauz, the Aberdeen lctlm, has arrived,
and has told his story 10 tho Attorney-General.
Senator Ingalls has Introduced a bill np
lroprtatItig ?3,000 for free baths for tho
Scnatoi Edmunds has prepared an elab
orate bill for tho management of schools In
Senator Hoar has Introduced a bill to
prcent Congressional ro-dlstrlctlog by
Argument on thu llrecklnrldgo Sunday
Itest 1)111 will be heard by tho sub commit
tee of tho Senate District Committee uoxt
Opposition Is raado to the landing of the
Strauss Vienna Orchestra In this country on
the ground that It would bo in violation o
Hie alien contract labor law.
The New York bench show has opeuod
villi 1.S00 flogs.
Thomas Kane was hanged atToroutothU
jiioinliig for wife minder.
New York business men aro trying t )
keep politics out of the World's Fair light.
(ileal MilTciIng has been experienced i
Colorado In consequence of the lccent snow
Miss Sarah Hiclps Stokes and Baron
Hugh Coliu Gustavo Halkett were married
n New York.
Now the various manufacturers of lllut
glass tablewaro arc talking of cousolidatiug
The West Chicago ltapld Transit Com
pany has obtained a right to Introduce an
elevated road In that city.
Ncaily 1,000 Iudlans belonging to the
Devil's Lako Agency, North Dakota, arc
destitute of clothing aud nearly starviug.
Tho Farmers' Assembly of Northern Vir
ginia, which met at Alexandria, was ad
dressed by Secretary of Agrlculturo Rusk.
Sir. Abbey will probably suo Mary An
derson for breaking her engagement with
him and, making one with young Na
varro. M. F. McDonald and William R. Jackson,
lilclunond merchants, were killed by the
Jalllnc walls of a burning building last
The New York commissioners who ex
amined the electric apparatus for killing
criminals have icportcd that tho machines
will do the work.
What appears to havo been an attempt
by an ex-convict in Boston to do away with
Ills bi other and his 7-ycar-old niece Is being'
investigated by the police.
A number of oil mon havo combined to
oppose tho Standard Company. Tho heavi
est producers will bo bought up and inde
pendent tcQuorles started.
Tlio World's Fair conference committee
of tho New York Legislature mot for ten
minutes this morning, but accomplished
Mis. Catherino Sncllman, accd 75 years,
whose death was expected daily In Brook
lyn, was suffocated and burned to death by
Tier bed taking fire from a lighted blessed
New York society Is agitated over rumors
of a duel between "Jack" Astor ami a
young swell named Burrowo. The Utter
called Astor a snipe, and Astor smote llur
1 on con thecheok.
MonsiguorRottelll, papal nuuelo at Paris,
w 111 be elected a cardinal.
The Duke of Orleans has been sentenced
to two years' Imprisonment.
Lisbon police and cavalry dispersed u
large Republican mass meeting In that city.
Portugal will complete tho dofenses of
Lisbon, reorganUo her army and purchase
German Socialists have abandoned their
universal labor strike In May, owing to tlio
Emperor's favorable utterances.
Lord Dunraven will champion a bill giv
ing tho Royal College of Surgeons tho right
to elect their own governing committee.
Major Panltza and other officers, charged
with conspiring to kill Prince Ferdinand,
linvo been expelled trom tho Bulgarian
The strike of dock laborers at Dundee,
Scotland, has been settled, tho masters
granting tho advance In wages domanded
Jjy the meu.
Electric lights In tho British Museum
liavo stopped tho rcndlug-room clock, aud
n host of dignitaries havo to bo consulted
before It Is started.
1'mperor AVIlllam Insists that his permis
sion bo first obtained beforo any portraits
of himself or mombers of his family aro
Tho llrazllian Minister of tho Interior has
cslgned his oflleo in conscqucuce of a dis
agreement with tho president of tho pro
visional government of that republic.
Tho Parnelllto members of Parliament
adopted a vote ot confidence- lu Mr. Parncll
aud oxprcssed their lasting gratitude for
their leader's defense of tho Irish cause.
Gone to tlio I'onltentlury.
Tho following prisoners have been sent
lo tho Albany Penitentiary: William Vos
liurg aud John Leo, for larceny, three years;
llcrnaiil Carroll, falso pretenses, two years;
AVIlllam Gordon, grand larceny, one year:
Joseph C. Hayes, George 13. Young and
IMemy Johnson, receiving stolen goods, ono
and a half years', Albeit Morroll. houso
Iireaklug, ono year, aud Henry Wallace,
assault with Intent to kill, two yeais.
New II li) Aliirni,
Golonel O. O. Staples called on the Com
missioners to-day to net their favorable
consideration of the adoption of a now llro
nlnritt system, which provides lor the plac
ing ot an alami-box lu every building.
of Fituch Chateaux wines aro thoso shipped
liy J. Calvct iV. Co., for which the Schoo
maker Company aud other leading dealers
me agents. They havo obtained great
popularity wlttuu a comparatively short
ppaco of tlmo.
RIFLING THE LETTERS.
Temptations Arising Prom the Now
POWER OF THE MONSTER CORPORATION
Congress and tho Po3toffica Department
Can Be Deflect by It.
1'rolM'tiMt h.v tlio itftnli. Win. Ailft
IlioCuiiiimny tti X'lnlntlngtlin l.uW .
HIMiir.v (if Jt Orent FIrM rr V.x
MpninMr. XTnnnmnKtir Ituictlvo.
Few people believe that tlio Louisiana
I.ottciy Company Is more powctful than
Congress mid the 1'ostoHlcc Dcpntlmcnt
combined, yet such scums to bo the
case, judging from the open manner iu
which the demoralizing business of this
company Is cnuled on thwughoiit llio
United Slates, and morn especially In
Of the 150 odd lottery companies
which w ere In existence at ono time,
only the Louisiana Company remains.
All of thcc companies wcro ihivcu out
of the business by the older of a former
Postmaster-General which directed
that no moneyed letters should bu de
livered to them. This older was also
directed against tho Louisiana Lottery
Company, but this wily concern man
aged to elude the objects of tho order
by having lis letters addressed to a
bank. An cIToit was mado to prevent
tho bank receiving these letters, but it
failed, and neither Congress nor any
postmaster since then lias over made
any determined cffoit to break up tho
business of tills Lottery Company or Its
accomplice, tho bank.
It istiuo that several Postmaster-Generals
have lecommended legislation to
prevent the evil, but that is as far as
they went. A number of bills aimed at
the existence of this lottery company
wcic nlso'introduccd Into Congress, but
they came to the same end that every
thing else that was attempted in the
way of breaking up this company did.
They gcncrally'eaiue up too Into to be
considered and were usually filed.
Jinny reasons wcie offered nstho cause
of the failure of these bills to pass, but
the immense amount of money spent
by the lolteiy company to hinder un
favorable legislation was the real ob
stacle to their passage.
Although there wcie three bills which
which would drive this company out of
existence ottered dining tho past two
sessions of Congress, none of them were
even considered. Thero is another bill
now in Congiess whieh is aimed at this
romp my, but it lemains to bo seen
whether it will not meet with the fate
ot ils predecessors. The bill was in
ti minced by Congressman Thomas M.
Biownu of "Indiana. It provides tint
ntlvoiiiscincms of the lotteiy company
shall not bo allowed to bo published.
ThK Mr. Biowno s-nld last night, was
oni'wnv oT stopping the business of
this corporation, but to kill it most ef
fectually ho thought Congress should
pass a law preventing the bank which
is the ngent of this" company from
transmitting checks, money oulers, etc.,
to it. Tills would prevent the bank re
celvlng l omittances for tho company
and thus luln its business
Mr. Biowne said that tlio foimei bills
had not been passed because of tho
delay occasioned by the ascnts of this
company. "When the bill" was tinned
over lo a committee these agents were
allowed to piescnt arguments ngalnst
the bills'. Then by every pictext they
cawed delay until finally it became too
lntcfortke bill to be consldeicd. Tho
niembcis of the committee in many
cases weio to blame for this, for they
seemed too anxious to fall In with tho
wishes of the company's ngents. Mean
time the Louisiana Lottery Company,
which is now without a llval, has con
tinued to flouiish and is probably in a
better financial condition to-day than it
ever was. Its tickets aio sold in "Wash
ington by the hundreds and in New
York and other Noithcrn States by the
It is continually offciing temptation
to thousands throughout the land, aud
the handling of letters addressed to this
concern's bank has caused many mall
clciks to become thieves. It is a well
known fact that letters addiesscd to 31.
A. Uuupiun, thu lotteiy company's
agent, nnd to the New Oilcans National
Hank, thiough which It received Its
money, were opened while on tho route
nnd the money abstracted by mall
clciks anil the letters thiowu nwny. It
was only about four months ago that a
clerk was caught doing this very thing.
Hut if Congress has been lav in rem
edying the evil, what can be said of
Postmaster-Generals In that respect?
Only two of tho gentlemen who held
this oflleo mado any soit of an attempt
to break tip tho lottery companies by
pi eventing them from using the mails.
The (list ot these two was Postmaster
General Key. Previous lo his coming
into oflleo the constitutionality of tho
low by which ceitaln States granted
charters to lottery companies was tested
in the State of Mississippi. In 18G7
this Statu had given a t wen ty-flvo years'
chatter to a company, and In the fol
lowing yoar it l evoked It. Tho lottery
company In order to test tlio matter
biought tho case from court to court
until it finally reached tho United States
Supremo Com t.
This court confirmed the decisions of
tho lower couits, which had decided
against tho Lottery Company, holding
that the Legislature of tho State had no
light to giant such a charter nnd thus
bargain away tho police power of tho
people. In 187a a law was passed
closing tho mails to Illegal lottciies.
This was amended in 1870 so nsto mako
nil lotteries Illegal. Tlueo years later
tho law giving tho Postmaster-General
power to rcfuso to deliver registered let
tcis nndmouoy orders to lottery compa
nies was amended so as to glyo tlio Postmaster-General
power to rcfuso to do
liver any lettcis to theso concerns,
Up to 1870 tho companies had en
joyed unusual prosperity. Thero weio
over 100 lottery companies in c.xlstonco
when, near the closo of tho year. Post
master-General Koy Issued an ouler
that no letters should be dellvetcd to
any lotteiy company or to Its ngents.
Tho oider had only been In force a
short time when nil tho lottery compa
nies hut, tho Louisiana Lotteiy Com
pany weio killed.
Tho Commonwealth Distribution
Company of Loulsvillo made a strong
battle for lifo, but finally guvo In and
went out of existence. Its suit against
tho postmaster of Louisville which was
decided against It in tho United States
District Court in thnt city, was ap
pealed to tho United States Supremo
Court, wheio It was finally discontinued
upon motion of the company, which
was not as powciful as lis rival, tho
Louisiana Lotteiy Company.
Tho lnttcr company fought tho order
on another point. It attacked, the con
stitutionality of tho law giving power
to mako such an order In a suit tried in
tlio Circuit Court In this city Decision
was rendered against tho company, anil
It appealed lo tho United Stales Supremo
Coutt. Pending tho appeal, Posttms-tcr-Gr-ncrnl
Koy, on Fcbiuary 27, 1880,
issued n supplementary order suspend
ing his original older against tho lottery
company. Tho company's appeal was
never heard, and It was probably tho
grcalest gainer by It, ns It was upon tho
revocation of tho llist order that It
nflerwnid obtained a very favorable de
cision, which, although based upon very
light points of tho Inw, later Postmaster-Generals
have never attempted to
The company's nppcal w'as never
heaid. because," while It was pending,
General Key went out of oflleo and a
i tile of the Supiemo Coiut Intercepts
the prosecution of appeals In cases
where tho exercise of a mandatory
power would reach n poison no longer
Tlio Havana Lottery Compiny of
Havana, Cuba, also objected' to
having Us malls seized, but after
a short struggle it, too, gave
up business, nt least In this country.
In 1883 Postuinstcr-Gcncrnl Giosham
revived the order suspended by General
Key In 1870. In order to evndo It the
Loulslanna Lottery Company had Its
patrons make their oulers for tickets
pnynblo at the New Orleans National
Bank. As soon ns Postmaster-General
Grcshnm learned of this move ho Issued
nu order thnt no money orders or regis
tered letters be delivered to the bank.
The Institution Immediately com
menced suit In New Orleans nsalnst
tho postmaster of that city for an In
junction to restrain him from carrying
Into effect tho order. The injunction
was grnntcd by Judge Paulec, who hold
that the ordcr'wns of doubtful validity
and force, because It was an attempted
lcvlval of the order of a former Post
master-General, whose levocalbn of
the order pending the appeal, tho
Judge said, ho thought showed that tho
Postmaster-General, who was Key, was
in doubt whether the law was va'lid or
An effort was mado to have this In
junction dissolved in tho Circuit Court
in New Orleans, nnd thero the
case, ns far as could be learnc'd, was
dropped, although it is very probable
that almost any of the higher court's
would have reversed Judge Pardee's
decision. This ends the hlstoiy of the
Postmaster-General's attack upon the
Louisiana Lottery Company, for not
one of the gentlcninn who occupied the
office nftcr Gicshain down to the pres
ent Postmastcr-Gencinl have ever done
anything to crush this company, al
though the order preventing letters of
any description from being delivered to
it has been aud is still in existence. All
tho postmnstcis have suggested lcmc
dies, but havodono nothing themselves.
It seems ns if tho Inllucnccof the
Louisiana Lotteiy Company pervades
the very almospheio of Washington.
Like the rest, tho present Postmaster
General, 3Ir. John Wnnnmnker, has
mndc a suggestion in regard to remedy
Ing the evil, but, according to his re
poit for '80, he hns done nothing offi
cially. He lcroinmends that Congress
provide by law for tho jurisdiction over
the offcniic of using the mails for lot
tery pm poses by the courts at offices of
ucuvciy. tno same as at tuo oiuco ot
mailing, thus making tlio offense con
tinuous between the office of mailing
and that of delivery and eulniglug tho
oppoitunity to convict.
Mr. "Wannmnkcr takes refuge behind
the decision in the case of the Now Or
leans Hank for ids lack of activity in
tho matter. Judging from the stand lie
has taken he will probably continue to
remain inactive In regnrd'to the lottery
company until he is foieed t6 make an
efl'oit to stop its disreputable business.
KATIIKK ail.KKll Ul
lie Was Shot, but Didn't Know Wliuro
tlio Ilullel Wiih.
Geoige "Wilson, colored, tho prosecut
ing witness in n case against John Al
len, indicted for assault with attempt
to kill, knew that ho had been shot at
nnd knew that ono of the balls hit him
in tho middle of the back, because there
was n hole in his coat, lie had no hole
through his bodyuo llesh wound, nnd
did not know wlieio tho bullet went,
because ho had not looked for It. Ho
was very positive thnt ho hnd been hit,
and had the coat with a holo in it to
show for it.
Twofcllow-workiiieii testified that tho
two shots weio filed and that Allen nnd
AVilson were only about ten feet apart.
One of the witnesses was almost positive
that ho saw ono of tho bullets pass
through tho air and that it came In very
close contact to Wilson's head, btit upon
tho suggestion of the District Attorney
lie denied that he did see the bullet on
SENIORITY OF KANIC.
I'renlilent UurrlHon's Plans for 1'iomo
tlonii In the Army.
Piesident Harrison is understood to
have declnicd himself In favor of ap
pointment in tho Army by seniority of
rank. The changes o'f man's mind or
the meanlnglcssncss of petitions is Il
lustrated by the following incident:
Last year, when tho vncaucy existed
in tho Adjutant-General's Department
of tho Ai my, the usual largo number
of applications wcro filed nt tho White
House. Ono of the ofllccis, a captain
of cavahy, iucluded among his papers
a number of indorsements mado in his
behalf for a like position some years
previous. Ono of tho papers was
signed by Bcninmin Harrison, Senator
from Indiana, and the other by Red
field Proctor, Governor of Vermont.
Tho lecommcndations apparently had
no weight with the gentlemen who
had become President and Secretary of
AVnr respectively. Captain Arthur
MacArthur, jr., of the Thirteenth Cav
aliy was appointed Major and Assistant
Sioux ltcsurvHllon Openlnc
Secictary Proctor says that he did
not recelvo official notice of tho Piesl
dent's proclamation oponlng tho Sioux
lcscrvatlon until yesterday morning,
nnd five minutes after Its receipt ho
telegiaphcd oulers to tho officer com
manding tho Division of the Missouri
to net in accordance with tho piocln
mntion. Thcio weio no United Stales troopsat
Chamberlain, but there wcro at Pierre,
and they did right in refusing to allow
thq settlers to cutor tho leservation itu
til official orders wcie iccolved from tho
l!iiclttorn Miutatto Pull WolRht.
Now thnt thu police havo frightened
tho bakers of the city Into soiling full
weight bread, they aio turning their at
tention to tho huckstcis who dally vlo
lato tho law by not selling potatoes by
weight. This morning llenry Wash
ington pleaded guilty lu tho Police
Court to this offense anil was fined $5.
Dentil ul mi Old Sen Cnptuln.
Cohabsi:tt, Mass., Feb. 12. Cap
tain John Warren Uatcs died this morn
ing, aged 74. Ho commanded many of
tho most uotcd clipper ships of his day,
including the Flying K.tglo, tho fastest
sailing vessel then alios t.
TAX THE FRANCHISE.
Congress Gives Away tho Streets and
Avenues of Washington
WITHOUT ANY RETURN TO THE PEOPLE
Railroads Qvo tho District
Anil Tiilio Itcfiico llelllml ICIne JtimoV
Klllllllo In Iluiiiiilltttltic; the Debt
Wlmt Woll-ltnnwn l.iuvjurn Sny of
llio Anl nf Limitation.
Under Hie piotecilon of tho Hlntiiluof
limitation nunc injustii.o is done the
clliens of the District than under any
of tlio numerous laws which havo been
Its heritage fiom England, Maryland
and Vliginia. It docs not mnttcr how
just Is the debt, how fair tho claim,
the debtor, If he succeeds iu satisfying
the creditor for n period of thico years,
can then snap his fingers in Ills fnco
and laugh at any of the futile attempts
he makes to have himself lighted.
The law ot tho District Is a thing of
shreds nnd patches, and there nre a
thousand and ono loopholes for cscnpo
which can bo found in the laws of no
other plnco in the country.
The most striking illustration of tlio
evils ot a statute of limitations Is the
case of tho Washington and George
town and the Metiopolitnn railroads,
which w as heard and decided In tho
Supreme Com t lu tho spring of last
'ine district uovcrnment aud the
street jatlways have never got along
well together. They havo engaged in
lunutncrnblc Miunbbles and havo more
than onco openly defied tho exceedingly
liberal law under which theso fran
chises wcro granted. This Is notlcably
tho fact in the law which taxes every
car run by thcin a special tax, and that
tax has never been collected.
The case which attracted so much at
tention was that in which tho District
was deprived of a quarter of u million
of dollars, nnd tho lesult of which was
to make the Government and tuc people
pay for paving the spaces between the
hacks of the two grcnt lines of street
railway in this city. Tho lines of theso
two laitwavs with lliclr blanches run
over twenty miles In Washington and it
takes money to pave a strip fifteen feet
wide and twenty miles long. It cost
the District just 2d0,000, and tho pco
plo had to pay it out of their own pock
ets. Thu rich monopolies never paid n
cent except the lawyers' fees.
Tliis is how it occuircd. The Com
missloncis ordered tho Washington
and Georgetown nnd the Metropolitan
ltnilvtny Companies to pave tho spaces,
between thu tracks. They refused to
do this and denied tho right of tho Dis
trict Government to make them do It.
Mutteis stood this way whilo the
wise Cominissioncis pondered. Tliero
iwic consultations with gi cat lawyers
nnd doens of secret meetings before a
decision was reached. Tho decision
was unique and original. They decided
to do tho woik at the expense of the
Disti let, sum up the cost, nnd suo the
companies for the amount.
It took a long time to do the work,
nnd after It was done it took the Com
missioncis n long lime to think about
it. They thought about it nnd had moio
consultation with eminent counsel.
Then thoy had long talks ,with the ofll
ctis of the railway companies. Then,
Isefoio they were attacked by nnother
spasm of energy tlueo years elapsed.
Then, thiough th'eii attorney, they cn
tcied suit against the corporations who
monopolize the streets for $250,000, the
amount it had cost to do the paving.
The suit went from one court to
another. Eveiywhoie the District was
glvcnjuilgmcnt until it reached the high
est tribunal in the laud.
Tho Justices of the Supreme Coiut
put on their best silk gowns and climbed
up behind the high desk at tho Capitol
and listened patiently to long and
learned arguments. They then put their
heads together, Jind after much thtnk
Ingand ninny gooddlnncis, came to tho
unanimous conclusion that this city of
Washington was a municipality, and as
such was amenable not only to tho
laws of tho United States, but to thoso
Now in Maryland thero Is a statute of
limitations, nnd In tho District of Col
umbia there was also a statuto of limi
tations. So said tho learned justices,
and so St was. Three years had passed
since the debt had been contracted by
the lailwavs and that had
paid the debt. Time alono
had been paymaster; tho dollar of tho
fathers had had nothing to do with it.
Three years had been sutllcicnt to can
cel the debt, nnd an old statute intro
duced in this countiy by King James
II. had been decided legal by the
highest court of tho country.
Since this decision, which occasioned
n great deal of comment, n great move
ment has been going on in the District
to have the statute of limitations re
pealed. Citbcns as well as lawycis
have given tho matter a great deal of
thought, and it is more thau likely
that tho comment occasioned by
tho decision will result In a re
peal of tho law. Thero Is a
growing impression that it Is a cow
nidly statute, a shield for the dishonest
corporation and a temptation to tho
honest people. Tun CniTic has col
lected tho opinions of a number ot
prominent lawyers on tho sublcot. It
Is a consensus of opinion, for and
against, and as such is valuable.
"Ex-Commissioner William B. Webb
is a constitutional lawyer, perhaps tho
most promiucnt in Washington. He Is
tho author of "Webb's Digest." the
most completo compendium of District
laws ever printed, and what ho has to
say will be listened to with interest.
"I have in my experience," ''said Mr.
Webb, "known of a great many casos In
which the statuto of limitation has
played a prominent pari, and I some
times think that it would bo better if tho
number of yeais wcro increased. In
the majority of States, If lam not mls
tnken, tho term is thu same ns that
of tho District. Tho cases which
I recall just now, however, are isolated
ones, nnd I hardly think thnt thero Is
enough dissatisfaction with the law as
it nt present stands to bring about a
chance lu it. 1 havo heard of no move
nicnflookiiig to n change, though It is
possible that thero is one. Thrco years Is
n long time, and many suits can bo filed.
"The rensnu, I presume, thnt tho
statuto hurt tho outcomo of tho suit of
tho District against tho street railways
was that it was brought under a mlsap
preliensiou, Before tlio decision by
tho Supremo Court of tho United States
tho prevailing Idea was that tho
District was tho United States;
that it stood on the same footing as tho
General Government, and thu decision
that Washington was a municipality
was an unlooked-for obstacle. It mado
us nmennblu to tho laws of Maryland
and from that State we got our statuto
NcIH Dumont, the assistant of Uie
attorney for the District, said "In my
opinion thico years is qultu enoiuli.
'lho blatuto o'f limitation Is n gool
thing, and I eco no rcaon why It should
be lepcnlcd or substituted with another.
It would unsettle the mnttcr gioally, as
evciy ono at present known what lho do
clslon was, and such a mistake wilt
not occur foi along time again. For a
mistake It was. Tho suit should havo
been brought sooner. Thoy hnd n good
cneo and could havo won It. Had It not
been for the statute the money would
have been paid over to the District. Tlic
lesson cost a great deal of money, hut
It has been bought nnd pnld for."
Lawyer Martin F. Moniswns ladleil
in Ills views on thu subject. Ilusatd
thnt Congress should lake thu matter In
hand and cither amend the chnitcrof
not only the Metiopolitnn KaIlio.nl to
mako It amenable to taxation, despite
the c.ristlng law of limitation, but that
nil cnrnoinlc franchises should bo
ticnled in like manner or be repealed.
' 'The law govei nlng theso f i anehlsos,"
tnld Mr. Morris, "distinctly provides
thnt tho chorion are subject to nmend
mcut or repeal, and slnco tho rail t nnd
company has not only received some
thing from the Government for noth
ing and refuses to pay llio llttlu It docs
owe, tho chatter should bo revoked.
"It Is a shamu that the citizens of tho
District of Columbia mo compelled t
submit to such an indignity. My Idea
relative lo the granting of franchises Is
llint the franchise itself should bo
taxed. Instead of Congress hnving lho
power to give away the streets
of AVnshington to corpoiattons for
nothing, such corporations should bo
made to pay for the charter on its bring1
gniulcd, and the company should then
be subject to a graduation tax, gov
erned by tho subsequent financial con'
dltlon of the corporation. If some
Mich legislation could be brought nbout,
would heartily join in with it."
Ex-District Corporation' Counsel A.
G. Itlddlc was even more emphatic in
his denunciation of the existing laws
governing the granting ot franchises to
lailroad companies for uothlug than
Lawyer Morris. He claimed that not
only a little wholesome legislation
should be brought to bear against these
monopolies, but that the legislation
bhould reach large proportions.
"Tho Treasury not only does not de
rive any benefit horn theso railroad
companies," he said to Tun Oniric re
porter, "but the streets and avenues arc
destroyed. If tho Metiopolitnn Rail
road Company Is determined to get out
of paying what it owes legitimately to tlio
District by riding behind the statute of
limitation, it is the duty of Congress lo
insist that an amendment bo olfercd to
the finncbisc or repeal the chailer. It
is haul enough on the tax-payers of
Washington to settle up their just taxes
without having to pay for tho work
which should be paid for by n railroad
company. It is an outrage, pure and
"When the charter was granted to
thu Metiopolitnn Company, it was given
with the undcistanding that a small
tux would bo levied on the rolling
stock and that the company should
keep that pari of the load on which
their tracks are laid In repair. Tho
company not only refused to pay tho
tax on the rolling stock, but also re
fused absolutely to repair the load.
It had to be done and
the city did the woik
and biought suit ngninst the company
o recover the cost of icpaliiug. Tho
company hid itself behind tho statute
of limitation, and not only got out of
paying Its liabilities, but was as
sisted by the Supreme Coiut. Congress
should take the matter In hand and
adjust the law to compel this and all
future companies lo pay for their fran
chises. "My idea would bo to put the fran
chise up at auction nnd giant It to tho
highest bidder; then regulate a tax on
tho load ycaily as it Increased or do
creased in value. Something should
be done, nt any rate."
Bos. A. Fish, ex-Tax Assessor for tlio
District, iu speaking on lho subject said
he not only believed that every cor
porate franchiso should bo taxed, but
that tho law of limitation should bo
abolished, to prevent corporations from
getting out of paying these tacs.
"Tho statuto of limitation," said Mr.
Fish, "may have been good enough In
King James' time, but for what specific
purpose it was mane a law l no not re
call jnst now, but I do know that
during tho present era It is
simply used by dishonest pcoplu as
a means of getting out of paying debts
that they know are just and honorable.
No honest man or company would get
behind such n statute after they had
contracted a legitimate debt simply to
secure themselves from paying what
they knew they owe. If the statuto Is
not abolished it should bo so constructed
as to make it woik both ways.
"In the way of personal taxes on
real estate, tho District may go back
for thiity years and longer and collect
taxes, nnd tho propeity-owner has no
recourse but to pay them. If ho falls
to do so, the District jumps in and sells
him out. If this is done, why should
such discrimination bo made against
real estate owners iu favor of "such
rnlltoad corporations as lho Metropoli
tan Company? Then, again, if a tax
payer discovers that ho hasoicrnaid his
taxes nftcr the tcim of limitation has
expired and asks the Government for
the difference, tho limitation law Is
biought out and tho tax-payer can do
nothing but grin and bear It. It would
do no harm to havo somo sort of legis
lation on the matter.
"As to the granting of franchises by
Congress without cost, I havo always
maintained that it was wrong. Fran
chises arc most valuable, nnd aio
In demand. When moro than ono
corporation wants tho same fran
chise tho valuo becomes specific, ac
cording to how anxious tho opposition
coiporations aro to obtain It. Then, In
my opinion, instead of theso valuablo
charters being given away thoy should
bo sold In tho first plaeo and tncd by a
graduating tax nfterwaul, according
ns the valuo of the road incieasod.
"In Baltimore, tho railroads aro taxed
two-fifths per cent, and lho not proceeds
of the companies and the money is used
In kecpiug up tho public parks. Not
withstanding this heavy tax, tho city is
gridlroucd with railroad tracks. I be
lieve lho subject should bo agitated and
thnt somo means should ho devised to
bring about such legislation.
(Suit for $l.-,0()0 I)amce.
John G. Barthcl and wife havo sued
Hie C. & P Tclephono Company for
$.15,000 damages for Injuries recelcd
in falling over n telephone polo.
C'liloi Clerk Sovollon llroivn.
Secretary Illaluo to-ilav appointed Sovol
lon A. Urown Chief Clerk of tho Stato De
partment, vlco J. Fcnnor I.co, resigned.
Mr. Brown at once entered upon tlio iiutiea
of his position. Mr. Drown was Clilot
Clerk of tbe State Department for a num
ber of years, but roslgucd lu 18SS.
ABmuM la Uis tlitpltol flroumla.
lttcbanl Dwyer was knocked down lu tho
Capitol (Hounds last night, wWloonhis way
home from the theatre, and robbed of 35.
lie was carried to l'rovldonco Il09plta),
where Ids wouul was dressed by Dr. Lull.
She, Too, Caused a Fight in tho Bu
reau of Engraving,
FOR HER BLOOD WAS NOT CAUCASIAN
Story of the Fate of
Kept III l;noriinco nf Hnr Dc-soont,
hliu I.oiirnuit It Only VTIkiii Hur
Alnntrr'ft Nun Foil in I,oo With
llcr Ninv a MennoiiCBr.
Investigation of tho revolt of lliO
plntc-printcis ngalnst thu appointment
of Fiances Flood ns an assistant has
biought to light another enso of a sim
itar nnturu iu the same bureau which
hnd its inception about tiirco months
ago, and, like the case of tho Flood
girl, stems now as far fiom stitlsfnctoiy
settlement ns ever.
Victoria Singleton Is not merely
pretty; she Is looked upon as beauti
ful. Any man in thu Bureau of En
graving and Printing will tell you that.
Kvcn some of the women ndmit it.
But thnt fatal beauty, through no fntilt
of hers, hns pursued her like an aveng
ing spirit and stood across her pathway
at cciy turn like an impiegnnblo bar
rier of adamant.
For thero flows In the poor girl's
blood a fatal trace a mere shadow of
African blood, which has blighted her
hopes, broken her spirit, removed her
from places ot luxury and rcnncmcnt
and consigned her to menial employ
ment in n position sin rounded by snares
Born twenty yeais ago in her beloved
sunny Southland, thu hisloiy of hor
young life rends like a romance. Her
mother, too, was a handsome woman,
and the favorite house servant of n
wcnlthy gentleman of South Carolina.
The war deprived her master of the
bulk of his foitune, but nftcr icgnining
her freedom, tho laitbful foimcr slave
nnd favorite refused to leave his fam
ily. She lived but a few years to enjoy
her freedom and show her gratltudo
and love to those who had ever be
friended her, and shortly after Vic
torla's birth she was suddenly called
The infant was, of course, taken care
of, and during childhood was learcd as
carefully and enjoyed tho same advant
ages of education as did the children of
her mastei's household. Sho was never
repaired to do menial labor, and was
allowed to occupy the position of play
mate, companion and equal of tho other
children in all their pastimes and
studies. It is snid that she was not
eyen permitted to know that her veins
were tainted with n di op of negio blood,
and that up to a shoit time before
her arrival in this city ' the, lo
her, terrible fact was undreamed of.
Her complextion Is not even creamy,
It is simply while. Her piofiision of
beautiful hair, black and glosy as a
raven's winir.nnd straight ns an Indian's,
toys with hcrbioad, low forehead and is
loosely tied in a single knot nt the back.
Her laigc full eves, which the poet
would call gloriously toft and melting,
arc veiled with rich silken lashes which
rim them with a fringe of jet. Her
nose is small aud straight aud her
nostrils delicate and seemingly sensi
tive as a child's. Her lips nre thin and
exquisitely chiseled, her chin well
tinned, while her hands and feet tire
small ami shapely.
Aud yet these vciy attractions ban
ished her fiom her home nnd souther
adrift to battle with the woild teiiibly
handicapped. Her beauty attracted tho
attention of the only son of the proud
Southerner, who became so enamored
of his fair playmate that the conceal
ment of his passion was no longer pos
sible. His father at first rcgaided it as
a youthtul escapade, and was disposed
to chide his son gently and dismiss tho
subject. Finding this means ineffectual,
he applied to the gcncioslty of the girl,
and was dismayed to find that tho affec
tion between them was mutual and
genuine. He rcmonstintcd with his
son in vigorous terms and told him tho
girl's hlstoiv for the fiist time In his
life, the details of which, us they fell
from tho father's lips, burst upon the
astonished cais of thu young man llko
sealing blasts ot wltlicung name.
In n suoit time tlie boy lUsappcarcil
and was seen only a few weeks later in
Seattle, bavins joined the Army sta
tioned there. It Is said that this so en
raged the father that he mado nirange
ments to drive the gill out of his house,
but, rather than turn her into tlio
streets, he piocuied an asylum for her
through liiends in the Government
seivicc. She enmu to this city, passed
n chil service examination nnd was
assigned to duty In the numbering
division of tlio Bureau of Engraving
nnd Printing. Instantly her extraor
dinary physical aud mental attractions
arrested tlic attention, if not the suspi
cion, of the women nnd admiration of
the men It was ascertained fiom
whence bho camo and Investigation
made by n young man of the bureau,
who to this day acknowledges that ho
is deeply In love with her, disclosed
tho story detailed above and which
The CniTic gives its rcadeis for what
it is worth.
The balauce of Victoria Singleton's
history Is soon told. When It became
known that she had African blood in
her veins tho women of tho division
made such long-continued and vigorous
pretests that she was removed to tho
lcss-desiiable position of plate-print-ei's
assistant, but here sho met with
even more concerted and effective op
position, nnd was again removed to the
position of messenger, where those suf
ficiently interested in her history to
hunt her up will find her seated on n
wooden bench waiting her supuriois'
bidding patient nnd uncomplnlnlng, but
apparently hopeless and biokcn heTutcd.
no mu.mcii'ai. hi;ai.
JMiiJnr Itii)inoiiil'ii ItenlKimtlon N'lillllle
tho DlBlillmlliir l'oiior.
A startling rumor was current to
day that tho District was without a mu
nicipal head, nud that in consequence n
number of contractors for city woik
could not get paid until n new Commis
sion was oignnlml. An investigation of
the origin of tlio nimor was made by n
Ciutio lcpoiter, nud It was discovered
that such a stato of nflaiis did exist.
The reporter's lnfoimant was Auditor
Petty. Accoullng to tho Auditor's
statement, tho resignation of Commis
sioner Unymond ou Fcbiuaiy 1 ren
dered tho remaining portion of tho Com
mission powcilcss not only to cnuy on
the requirements of lho oflleo, but the
disbursement of mouey was Immediately
discontinued, nud tho two remaining
Commlsslonets' hands nre tied until tho
place mado vacant by llio resignation ot
Commissioner Raymond is filled by an
"It Is not ns serious as It might have
been." snid Mr. Petty, " because all of
tho dny laborers under the direct super
vision of the District Government were
paid their salaries, with ono or two ok
ceplioii'i, before Mi. Ilnyinoiu! resigned.
In view of the resignation the Coinints
(loners nsktd the superintendents of
the wirlnus divisions to fond In lliclr
pay tolls before the resignation was re
ctlM'd, nml by tliN means requisitions
forlhe nicesnry amount of money to
pay tlic men were mndc out and signed
by the three Commlssloncis. All mils
received nftcr this time, however, have
not hi en pnld nnd wilt remain unpaid
iinlll Major llobcils, tho now Engineer
Commissioner fiom Philadelphia, mini
fies as n Commissioner. This will ne
cessitate tlio holding over of llio bills
f orconlracls until Mondny at tho carliost.
"Tho law goNcrning tho Commission
and the disbursement of money for
keeping the city in older Is n peculiar
tme. The appropriation allowed by
Congress Is placed to tho credit of the
Cominissioncis, whoso nnincs nre stipu
lated as the lecognled dlsbuiseis of
such nppioprlntlou. Any voucher will
bo re cognized by the Treasury signed by
two of tlic Coinmissloneis so long as tho
Ihiril Commissionci is u member of fhu
bonid. Just as soon, lion ever, as a
member Is disconnected fiom tlio Com
mission, the Commission is compelled to
reorgnulu, the money to ils credit ceas
ing to exist for tlio old Commission, and
nothing can be done until the vacant
place Is filled nnd thu Commission is re
organized. Then tho money nppropiin
lion is placed to the credit of thu new
Commission and work goes on ns usual."
A number of contractors, It wns
said, have become considerably Incon
venienced by Hie lion payment of their
bills by the i-llv. In consequence ot the
resignation of Mi. linymond. nnd me
berating thu peculiar 'law which gov
erns thu Commlssioneis They claim,
ills snid, Hint Congress should take some
measure lo provide against such n statu
of affnlis, In that it causes unneccss'iiy
lueoiiNcnienco and double.
"Supposo n Commissioner Miould sud
denly die," snid a well-known man In
speaking on tho subject, "u few days
before the day on which Hie city day-la-borers
are paid. Why, the poor follows,
who nre dependent on cery cent they
tain lo keep tho wolf fiom their doois,
would bo held buck fiom their pay un
til a new Commissioner was selected
and qualified, which would require sev
eral days, at least. These several days
would not amount to much with a man
in good circumstances, but it means
hunger and cold for hundreds of labor
ing men, whose largo fainiilcs require
evciy cent they earn to keep body and
soul together. Tho present stntc of af
fairs is fortunate for tho laborers, mitu
time may come, unless the law Is reme
died, when it may cause great iucoti
veiiicncc and unnecessaiy suffering.
rorrr.Aii aii:n in town.
JiuiitllHr 1'tit'CH oT tlio Niittim lit
Colonel A. K. McClure, editor of the
Philadelphia Times, deposited his sig
nature on the Biggs register yestculay
afternoon. No sooner had he done so
than he wns besieged by tho numciotis
newspaper coi respondents nnd Pennsyl
vania politicians thnt make this hotel
their hcndimaitcrs. Bveiybody knows
that Colonel McClure doos not take very
kindly to the appointment of Cliniles
Emory Smith ns Minister to Btissin,
and they want to know what he has to
say nbout it.
A pleasure paity composed of S. 11.
Simmons nnd wife. Hon. W. C. Bus
sell and wife, Hon. Wclon Lewes nnd
wife, Colonel C. 11. Taylor nnd wife,
George F. Babbitt and A. Y. Ulchnul
son, nil influential business men of Bos
ton, were nmong the arrivals atthe
Arlington last evening. They will so
journ for n shoit time, liking lit the
sights of the Capital, and then piocccd
on theii juuiney to thu Southern re
sorts. There was a spirited dispulolast night
in the lotunda at Willard's over one of
Nat. Goodwin's pictures. A Chicaco
mnn.whosc attention was atliactcdby tho
?ictuie, insisted Hint it was Gene Fields',
t took considerable aiguincnt to con
vince him thnt he was mistaken, nnd
ho acknowledged the corn by retiring
to the bar loom with the parly. The
picture in dispute is ono of Nat's best,
represents him as clean shaven and In
muny respects it resembles the Chicago
humorist. Any ono who is familiar
with the faces of tlic two men might
verj readily mnko the same mistake.
General Nelson A. Miles, U.S. A ,in
command of thu Division of thu Pnuific.
and Major John I. Hogers of the same
division nirived in the city yesterday
afternoon from San Francisco, and are
guests nt tho Ebbllt. Thoy have been
summoned here to testify before the
House Committee on Coast Defenses.
The bill now under consideration by
this committee appropriates $125,000,
000 for coast defenses on the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts and $28,000,000 for tho
same purposo on the Pacific coast. The
General, who was seen by a dime rep
resentative last night, said that he was
not nt llbeity to give his opinion ns to
tho proposed defenses previous to im
parting his views to Hie committee.
I. ate Hotel ArrUiiU.
Er.iUTT Ilousr: Charles li. Sulci, St.
Louis, Hon. II. Libbey nnd General
Gionei, Vliginia, James Camcpa, Eng
land, W. G. Foster, New York.
Aiti.iNOTON M. A. Hnnner and wife,
Cleveland; A. N. Williams nnd wife,
Baltimore, Mil.; Henry Brondhcad,
New York. 11. F. Thurston, Piovi
dence, 11. I.
Bictos HoLfeC Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Itocblinir. Trenton, N. J.; M. Fos
ter, Ncu York; A. Williams. Colo
rado, J. 13. Baum, Omaha; Bowland
Wn.i AiinS J. Stencr
H. Foster, Preston, Pa.
Hives, L. L. Milfoid, F
, New Yoris.C.
; Hon. Geoige
M. Acton and
IS. T. Starr, Salem, N. J
WoitMir.v's J. 13.
York; J. K Blakewell, Flushing, Pa
j. l uaiKc, atomic, am.
Hotel Anxo Baron and Baroness
Ilolkett, London- Mr and Mrs. Joseph
Mcddlll, Chicago W. F. Scuren, Pitts
lloiui. Noiiwammi: A. Kount7o,
New Yoik, Mi. nnd Mrs. Blshof,
CiiAMiir.ui.iV' J. D. Mnynaul.New
Yoik; William Lamb, Noifolk, Yu.
Mlthoi'olitax Governor F. P.
Fleming, Florida, David J. Jcwett,
New York, W. B. Lamon nnd P. W.
Nation i. Hon. M. A. Ilnynes,
New Hampshire, George 11. Gillette,
Smith's Mills, S. C : T. I). MacGuiie,
llAitnib Hoi'Mi-T. I. Thoip, Chi
cago; Chillies Laverlng, Now York.
Hotui Johnson 13. P. Coibln,
Hnitfoul. Conn.,C II. Whitney, Dan
ville. N. Y.
St. Jmf.s L W. King, New York;
S. B. Fine, Philadelphia, James Mc
Aveiy, Now York.
To I'ariule ou the 3M.
'llio National ltlflcs and tlio L'ulou Vot
fiauCorpj ui1 1 parade ou tue"3il with the
GR0SYEN0R TALKS OUT.
He Tells of His Wonderful Anxiety
to Elect Forakcr.
NOT APPRECIATED BY THE GOVERNOR
the Latter Was Informed
I'rltntii .Secretary Kurte Tells nf mi
Alli'ceil Hcliomo to imllice Clorn
liinil In IIolp 1'aon the llnllnt-llot.
lllll I.olilM Ine Alinut CongreM.
The first witness examined befon
lho House bnllot-bo committee to day
wns O. B, Brown of Dayton, Ohio, wln
slntcdi in nnswer to questions by Go
crnor Fornker, Hint on behalf of
Hie boaid of elections of I)u
ton he 1 mil gouu to C'lurln
null, before thu election, to procure
ballot bo.cs lie did not see Wood,
bulMrs. Wood hnd told him to lelu
cinph T. C. Cnmnbell In New York.
Witness did not order the boxes.
( hnrles J. Pijor of Cincinnati testl
fled that he hnd ghen $200 to Wood ut
Goxcrnor Foinkrr's request on October
8, IfcMt. Ho hnd seen Mr. I hidden the
(nmo day, nnd Mr. llndden had told him
that he hud seen the forged document.
This wns some days before tlio rctrae
At Governor Foiakm's request, Gen
eral Grosvcnor wns sworn. In nn
swer lo Governor Foiakcr, the witness
said he had no objection to the ptibli
cation in the Uccoul of a letter, written
by himself, fiom which Mr. Hnlslcad
hnd rend extracts whllu on Hie stand.
General Giosvcnor then lend the let
tcr. It stated that the writer (General
Giosvinoi) had made up his lnlud nt
the beginning or the campaign to con
tribute' moro oles to Fornker than nny
othcr man, nnd Hint no man was more
im.xioits to help Fornker than he. Tlio
writer promised to make it more agree
nbio for Foiakcr and more disagreeable
for "the ciowil that surrounds Camp
bell." Tho letter also stated that, if Mr.
Campbell had not intioduced the bill .
very distinguished Ohio Bcpubllcau
would have Introduced It. In a ikM-
scnpi H wns stated Unit .Mr Jennings,
editor of Hie Athens (Ohio) Mcswnncr,
hud told the writer that Campbell had
5.000 In the ballot box scheme.
"If this is so." said Governor
Fornker, "the scheme Is a coirupt
In answer lo n question from Gov
cinoi Foiakcr as to who was referred
to ns n "distinguished Ohio Hermit
lienn," the witness replied, "Thai's
me," causing a laugh. The witness
had ii'cd the title jokingly, just as Mr.
Hnlstead called himself "an able
The witness said that in his lefcicuco
in the letter to the Bepttblicans with
whom ho hnd talked, and who
were afraid to suppnit Hie measure
openly, he did not menu Bepublican
mcmbfis of Concrcss, but Ohio Bepub
licans. Ho hail no paiticular person
in mind when he wiotc the sentence.
Governor Forakcr usked the witness
If he remembered getting a dispatch lu
October reading; "Trust in me, Char
ley, and I will stand by you."
"Fiom whom?" nsked Hie witness.
"Never mind whom." said Governor
"No, sir," was tho reply, "I have no
recollection of nnytliing of the sort. It
is not a verj fairway to treat a witness,
cither. If you have any information,
you should say whom it is fiom I
think you got your iufoimntion fiom
some constitutional liar "
"I got my Information fiom you "
said the Governor.
Cliniles L. Kuite, private secretary
to Governoi Forakcr, was the next wit
ness. He was questioned by Governor
Fornker concerning a convcisatlon in
tlic Governor s otllce September 30.
1830, with Colonel A. C. Sands,
The discussion concerned the speech
delivered by the Governor nbout tlic
ballot box matter. Governor Forakcr
heard pait of tho conversation, which
was of nsuiprising nattiiu. The con
xeisntinn of Colonel Sands impressed
the witness with the belief that thero
was something behind the ballot box
Iu substance Colonel Sands said there
w as a contract behind the bill, ho had
been called to Washington in connec
tion with It, and James 13. Campbell
had gone to see the President lu relation
to the bill. The effoi t with tho President
was to get ceitaln Democratic lenders
to abandon the discussion of tho tariff
long enough to pass the Ballot-box bill.
Leading politicians and membeis of
Congiess, Colonel Sands had said, had
signed the contract for supplying tlio
Some were, to use Colonel Sands' ex
picssion, "at the top lound of Ohio
Mr. Kurt, admitted that It was putt
of Colonel Sands' business to be lobby
ing about Congress.
"Colonel Sands becomes nn important
factor in this business." said Mr. Tur
ner. The committee discharged all wit
nesscs and adjoin ucel subject to tho call
ot mo cnaiiman.
An animated scene took place this
afternoon beforo tho committee.
Mr. Wood was on tho stand, and,
among other things, ho said It was use
less to try to Implicate outside parties.
The only poisons cogniaut of th6
forgery were Foiakcr, Haddenand him
self. At this point Governor Foiakcr and
Mr. Hndden juuipedup and denounced
the statement us absolutely false.
lu reply Wood said "Perhaps the
gentlemen will next state they ncvci
saw me before."
Next XVckU nt tlio Tlii-itre.
Clover," tbe original new opera by
Franz vonSuppo which bail a six rnontlu'
run lu iscw iorU, will bo prouueou Hero
next week b tbe MeCiiull Opera Company
at Albauch's (iratitl Onera-IIouse. The
production is under the supervision ot
Mine, Cottrellj, anil in tlio cast are Do Wolf;
Hopper, Mine. C'ottrelly, Eugcno Oudlti,
Annie Mjers, Jefferson de Augclls, CUarles
St. lumgtiu, ilosephiiio Knapp, Carrlo Bur
ton, Bcibert Crfpi, 13dtnuud Stanley,
l.lnu! Morison, draco Hamilton, I.tUlt
Wefct, Loutse IMgar, I.ouls Scluader and
Genrtro Wiulc. fcalo of seats opens to
morrow Tlio I.jcemn Theatre success, "Tha
Wife," will bu prcscuteil at the Xatlon.il
Theatre next week. This play met vrlUi
puinouuccil approval on Its foiiuer.appear
Hartley Campbell Is having ft run at tha
llljou Theatre. Next week "The White,
blavc," one of tlio most Intense ot kts
plaje, will be given.
l'ctcr Jackson, the colored pugilist, wlit
be seen at Keruau's next week, lu addition
to tho tegular attraction the Ilenuett rirps.
Star Specialty Company. The Ueuaett
brotberb claim to be tlio champion revolver
shots of tbe world,
Dr. llenll'n Trial IIcbiiu,
The postponed hearing of the uiotbrt
for a new trial for Dr. Beall was called
in Hie Police Coiut Hits afternoon at i