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TIIE WASHINGTON CTHTIC, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1890.
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AFFAIRS IN VIRGINIA.
GLANCING AT THE TOWNS ON THE
WAY TO DANVILLE.
I'rocrem of tlio Houlli Boon In n Ilwity
Trip Tlio tobacco Industry Hup
ponlnRR nt I.) uchburt Notes from
Leaving Washington on tho 8:'J0 a,
in. Klcliraond and Dnnvlllo trnln, wo
pass through a country which, If not
lined with costly villas, surrounded by
cxpcnslvo and well-kept lawns, ono
docs find many picturesque villages and
towns, mado moro picturesque and In
teresting hy tho stirring events which
occurred along this section of the coun
try during tho lato war.
The first town of nny Importance at
which wo slop is Culpcpcr, and few of
my old comrades in arms who woro
stationed in this neighborhood during
tho lato unpleasantness would recog
nize in this flourishing placo tho village
they onco knuw. The streets are wlilo
and well kept and lined with business
houses, which jjlvo you tho impression
at onco that tho people hero arc a Hvo,
go-ahead set. There aro two largo and
well-kept hotels hero, so tho tourist
may feel assured that ho will be well
Tho "Waverly Hotel is situated at tho
depot and under tho management of
Jlrs. 51. V. Maddox, assisted by Clork
Ashby. Sirs. Maddux's son Is an old
commercial tourist and knows just what
tho hoys of the grip need. The neat
rooms, the well-kopt table and tho
hearty good cheer with which these ccn
tlcmen meet tho traveling public makes
ono almost forget homo and long to
linger in this pleasant place. During
tho summer many persons from our
city come here for rest after a winter's
campnieu in business and society.
Among tho visitors hero at present wo
nbtico Mrs. Dnrllng, a literary lady of
considerable note both in Washington
and Baltimore. Among tho representa
tive men aro It. D. Macoy, druggist.
A. M. Kelson & Co., hardwaro; Ashly
& Somcrville, dry goods.'
Leaving Culpepor on tho 11 a. m.
train, we go next to Charlottesville, tho
county scat of Albermarle. Tho town
is situated In tho plcturcbquo valloy of
Rivauna, between tho Bluo It Id go and
Southwest Mountains, Wo aro met at
tho train by Mr. J. L. Davis, clork of
Wright's Hotel, to which hotel wo aro
One of the most Interesting places
here is tho University of Virginia, and
both State and. town may well be proud
of this institution of learning. It was
founded about 1810 by Thomas Jeffer
son ,and at present has over 400 students,
representing every Stato in tho Union.
Prof. W. B. Thornton, chairman of tho
faculty, Is at tho head of this Institution.
i. uuri wuiti irum iuu uuivuraiiy u
como to tho observatory, which is tho
prido of tho place and under tho direc
tions of Prof. Stone of Chicaco, who
has added to science many important
Among tho manufactories of Char
lottesville may bo mentioned tho linn
ticello Wino Company, woolen mill,
shoo factory, hub and spoko factory
and cigar "factor'. Tho newspapers
hero are tho Chronicle und Jcjf'cmonian
Jtepublican, both of them Hvo and In
te'resting papers. From Charlottesville
wo next stop at Lynchburg, well called
tho "City of Hills." It is situated on
tho high bluffs which overhang the
James ltlvcr, which flows on south.
Tho view from tho higher portions of
tho city Is grand. Mountain after moun
tain meet the cyo and picscnt n scone
long to bo remembered and almost im
possible to describe. This town was
built over ono hundred years ago, and
takes Its namo from John Lynch, who
donated the land on which it is sit
uated. The principal industry Is the manu
facture of tobacco. Nearly a million
dollars' capital is invested in this in
dustry. Ono can hardly go a block
through this busy placo without meet
ing the heavy drays loaded with hogs
heads of tobacco being carried to the
factories, soon to appear again, on its
way to tho depots, in the shape of tho
well-known brands of tobacco which
ono sees advertised everywhere There
aro in this placo about thirty-two
tobacco lactones, wmcu give employ
ment to fully 55,000 persons.
Tho public buildings arc equal to any
in the State, excoptlng Richmond. The
postofllec, Federal courts and internal
rcvenuo occupy a largo and imposing
building of press brick and cost about
$160,000. Tlio opera houso has a seat
ing capacity of about 1,200 and will
equal any of our popular theatres. Tho
court houso, built In tho Grecian style
and situated as It Is at tho head of Ninth
street, on a bluff fully ono hundred feet
above tho street and reached by broad
balustrades and winding parks, attracts
and holds tho attention of the stranger
moro than tiny other building in tho
city. Tho Y. M. C. A. has a flno build
ing, of which they may well bo proud.
Tho nowepapors aro the Virginian, tho
Advance and Daily News. There aro
two flno hotols here, tho Norval-Ar-llqgton
and tho Lynch, both aro first
class. Uanvlllo, the next town on this road
where wo stop, is another important
tobacco city, and, in fact, said to bo
tiro leading' tobacco city in tho State.
Most of tho factories hero iimko only
tho hlgh-grado goods. Today, meeting
a dray loaded with tobacco, 1 followed
to seo at near as possible what waadouc
beforu it reached tho consumer. It was
driven to ono of tho large tobacco
auction roonii.whcro It was piled along
side of endless other seemingly just
ucb pllrt and a tag placed on It giving
tho owner's name, number of pounds,
etc. Tho auction takes placo every
day This particular load goes Into tho
hand of tho fortunato or unfortunate
brpker who bids highest, und from him
finds iu way in the factory, and to ono
of these factories I hastened it was
that of Gravely is, Miller, ono of tho
largest here, and probably ono of tho
bctt known throughout tho country, as
tucir goout aro suippcu to every city,
town and hamlet.
Mr. Helm, a member of tho firm,
kindly took mo through tlio factory.
Tho building Is live stories hich and
about 170 feet long by 30 feet wldo. Tho
rooms, except on tho first tloor, take in
tho whole extent of the building. Tho
hogsheads of tobacco aro removed fiom
the dray and taken by a Bteam-llft to
tho fifth story, whero It Is carefully as
totted and cleaned, then to tho room
below, whero it is placed on long racks
to dry. This room Is completely filled
with theso racks of tobacco, leaving
only a narrow passago along tho im
menso room. Tons of tobacco wcro
stored here when I visited tho factory,
and, when told that as fast as It dried
It was removed and replaced with other
lots, I could hardly comprehend
how ono factory managed to dlsposo of
so much. From this dryiug-rooin It
goes to tho room below, to bo again as
sorted and sent to tho tables, whero it
is shaped In plugs. Hero tho busy
hands aro going all tho time, getting
just tho right quantity to make tho
plug. Tho plug Is now only about half
finished. It is placed on racks aud
sent to the steam drying rooms. It re
mains in tho moist steam about eight
hours, thon placed in another, whero
it goes through a dry steam process,
then carried to tho first floor, whero, by
powerful steam presses, it is pressed in
tho cnddlts. These when laboled and
stamped aro ready for the market.
I am fully aware that I am giving you
but n meagro account of this business,
but were I to attempt to clvo you a do
tailed account It would fill several col
umns of your paper. Aftor seeing so
mnny large factories and so much val
uable properly here, I folt sure that
thcro must bo a well-equipped flro de
partment, no went next to visit ono of
tho engine houses. I hunted for somo
tlmo before I found this splendidly
equipped department. Tho whole flro
department Is ono llttlo lumblo-down,
two-story building, and consists of ono
engine, a lioso cart and an assortment of ;
ladders, which, I was told, was their i
hook and ladder department. Sixteen
men constituto tho force, twclvo of
whom nro employed clscwhoro and do
duty only in caso of fire.
The pbllco department is composed
of only twclvo men, yet I am told that,
with so small a lire and police depart
ment, fires nnd robberies nro rare.
The jail is capable of holding about
twenty persons. On my visit thcro
wcro only five persons confined, and
the jailor or constablo up town, I am
told, collecting, whether tnonoy or
moro prisoners, I was not informed.
Tho postolllco hero Is n beauty, well
equipped and well-managed. Had
Washington one-half so good her citi
zens would consider themselves fortu
natc. But these people hero have a
vote; wo have none.
Tho resldenco portion of the town Is
as pretty nnd attractive as any I over
saw. Most of tho houses arc of wood,
but surrounded by largo, well-kept
lawns and gardens, which gives ono a
desire, on so warm a day as this, to go
in and tako possession of ono of tho
rustic benches, or delightfully romantic
arbors with which many of these lawns
I wish I could (ell you moro of these
interesting places, but time and space
will not allow.
There is one thing for which Dan
ville is noted that I havo failed to men
tion; that Is its handsome ladies. Wash
ington, I know, has many, but, my dear
girls, for its size, Danvlllo goes far
ahead of tho National Capital in this re
spect. An- electric street rntlroad, such as
ourEckingtonroiulln Washington, ox
tends along tho principal street the
whole length of tho city.
Danvlllo is also becoming an impor
tant factor in tho manufacture of cotton.
Tho Riverside Cotton Mills havo two
large factories hero and employ almost
1,000 hands. Q. W. C.
HUBlnres Circles Acltutod hy the lion
inch Cigarette Company.
Special Correspondence of Tins Crime.
Lykciiuuho, Va., Feb. 14. There
hos been a ripple in business circles
all tho week. The stockholders of tho
Bousack Cigarctto Company havo
been in session, with closed doors, for
several days. The public, until this
evening, was ignorant of matters under
discussion, but it has been learned that
tho Bonsack Company has been en
deavoring to force tho leasers of ma
chines to enter into a contract to uso
those machines so long as the patent
It is claimed that such a contract
will givo tho stock of that company
better quoting. This block has sold
ono thlrty-fivo above par and the com
pany has declared forty per cent, semi
annual dividends. It is reliably stated
that In one deal a bauker and broker
or this city made $50,000 handling this
The Washington Zinc Company, of
which General Itosccranz is president,
is on a boom. The works aro located
in West Lynchburg and have a side
track fiom tbo N. ifc W. They receive
coal direct from tho Pocahontas mines,
aro forty-fivo miles from oro beds, havo
the best appliance? and can find sale
for products at good figaics. This is
one of the most important industries in
this manufacturing city.
The first three yards of cloth turned
out by tho Lynchburg Cotton Mill Is
on exhibition. Guggenhoimcr & Co.,
the leading wholesale dry-goods houso
of Virginia, declares it superior to tho
product of any other mill in tho bouth.
This company is capitalized at S100,-
000. Its machinery, &c, has been pro
nounced by experts to be second to no
mill of its class in tho Union. It will
givo employment'to about 400 hands.
During tho last twelve months twen-ty-lhrco
million pounds of leaf tobacco
wero sold upon tho warchouso floors of
this market. Much of this tobacco was
shipped direct to Europe.
During tho year 1889 tho Pocahontas
Coal Company shipped 1,592, 185 tons of
coal, an Increase over 1888 of 210,475
tons. Thcro is no abatement of tho ac
tivity in real cstato throughout South
west Virginia. At Pulaski City ono day
this week $75,000 worth of property
changed hands. Philadelphia and New
York capitalists havo purchased valua
bio mineral lands near Pulaski City,
and will at onco erect two iron furnaces
of largo capacity.
Big Stone Gap, tho coming industrial
centro of tho southwest section of this
Stato, is developing with astonishing ra
pidity. Auction sales of town lots have
been going on there all tho week. Many
of Lynchburg's prominent business men
are Interested in this magic city. In two
days $140,815 worth of property was
sold at public auction at an average of
42 per cent, above schedulo prices.
Whilo southwest Virginia is verily a
land of plenty, somo of tho Eastern
countries aro on tho vergo of famine
Judgo Gcorgo P. Barham of Green
ville County, ono of tho counties of tho
"Black Belt" south of Petersburg and
bordering on North Carolina, was asked
whether the condition of tho farmers
in Grccnvillo County was as bad as re
ported. Ho said: "Yes, perhaps worse,
for while tho petition which has been
published might reasonably lead tho
public to believe that tho need is con
fined to tho poorest of tho people, tho
fact is that tho greatest destitution Is
among people who havo hcretoforo
not only sustained themselves but also
added something to tho wealth of tho
country."! Judgo Barham thinks that
tho laboring claiics can bo provided for.
When work cannot bo found for them
at home tboy will bo furnished trans
portation to places whero work can bo
had, but tlio real sufforing is among
tho farmers, men who own tho land,
and in many cases tbo teams to work
tho lands, but who neither havo feed
for tho teams or fond for themselves, and
who aro consequently in even a worse
condition than those who own no prop
erty at all.
Ho savs that in many instances
farmers havo delivered their teams to
merchants to sell for debts, but that
tho merchants refused them because
theio aio no buyers and no
sales can bo made. Thus, year after
year crop failures havo brought thoso
people to absolute poverty. Flno es
tatcs aro a drug upon tho market. Tho
lands of Grccnvillo County aro among
tbo best of southeastern Virginia.
Theso "Black Belt" counties wcro tho
wealthy couutlcs In anto-bellum days.
Now, all tbroueb tho section of tho Old
Dominion lands can be bought for $3
per acre that wcro worth $25 before tho
Tho staple crops aropcanuts and cot
ton. This section of Virginia Is In tho
hands of tho colored brother. Nine
tenths of tho population are negroes.
I They havo charge of tho county govern
ment, havo negro sheriffs, justices,
school trustees nnd oilier county ofllcers.
Tho white man stars in tho "Ulack
Belt" becauso ho cannot got away tho
negro because he is boss and likes tlio
position. What this section of Virginia
needs is select Immigration about two
hundred German families to each
county. Such settlers could buy land
tipon their own terms. Good farm
lands could bo bought at from $2 to
$5 per aero; as good as tho samo class
of lond West. Ono good crop will gen
erally pay for a small fnrm and support
tho family. These lanth aro well tim
bered aud watered, accessible to market,
and tho whlto people, though many of
them nro in poverty, will extend nn old
Virginia wefcomo and hospitality.
Farm labor all through this section is
scarce. Tlio negro as a tiller of the soil
is not what ho was in other days. They
havo left tho farm and gono to tho rail
roads And other public works, or nro
giving their attention to politics. When
tlioy will work upon tho farm they de
mand moro than belter labor formerly
received or expected. Tho question of
farm labor In Virginia is year by year
becoming moro serious. In many of
tho best agricultural counties of this
Stato the negro Is no longer relied upon.
Their places aro being supplied by
whlto labor and Improved machinery.
J J. W.
NEWS OF OUXjI'IU'IMC,
IJnppenlncs of Interest In a Ilusy I.lt
Spoclal Correspondence of The C'iutic.
CuxrKi'Eit, VA.,Fcb. 15. Tho fu
neral of Major K. B. Hill, who died ot
paralysis on Thursday, In his 03th
year, took place from his residence on
Sunday last at 3 p. m,, nnd was very
largely attended. The honornry pall
bearers wero General James G. 1 iold
of Orange, Captain Gcorgo G. Thomp
son, Mr. Lewis P. Nelson, Judgo D.
A. Grlmsloy, Mr. George D. Gray and
Mr. O. F. Chclf. Tho noting pall
bearers were Messrs William Tracy,
W. W. -Field of Orange, T. Hcrndon
Brown, A. J. Armstioug, II. B Miller
and Charles B. Hood. Major Hill was
n brother of tho late General A. P.
Hill, and was for many years a popular
and successful merchant at this place.
Ho was tho oldest living member nnd
deacon in tho Baptist Church at this
Tho intermediate soirco given Mon
day night by the young ladles of Mt.
Pisgnh Academy was on cnjovablo af
fair. "A Slight Mistake," a farce, was
Mrs. Dc Valnoy Everett of New
York, who has bec"n visiting her sister,
Mrs. Flora Adams Darling, at the
Wavcrley, has returned homo.
Miss Etta Stofcr Is visiting friends in
Wilmington, N. O.
Miss Corrino Hill is visiting friends
Miss Maud Duucan of lllxcyvillc Is
visiting Miss Maggie Grimslcy.
Mr. A. L. Goodloe, jr., leaves to-day
lor Washington, D. C, to become a
talesman at Woodward & Lothrop's.
Mr. Eppa Huntou, jr., of Warrcuton
was in town last week.
Mr. John F. Rixey has been in Rich
mond several days.
Mr. Hugh Smith left for Philadel
phia this week to havo an operation
performed on his eyes.
Little Ernest Crittenden, who has
been living in Washington city for a
year, spent Sunday In town with his
grandmother, Mrs. Lightfoot.
Mr. B. A. Leavcll, bookkeeper of tho
firm of W. II. Houghton & Co.. Wash
ington, D. C, spent several days this
week with his parents.
Tin: iiest medical writers claim that tho
successful lcniedy for nasal catarrh must
bo iion-lrrltutltig. easy of application aud
ono that will reach all tho rcmnto 6oies and
ulcerated surfaces. Tho history of tho ef
forts to treat catarrh during the past obliges
us to admit that only ono remedy has met
theso conditions, aud that Is Ely's Cream
Balm. This pleasant lemody has mastered
catarrh as nothing choline ever done, and
both physicians aud patients ficely concede
this fact. Tho moro distressing symptous
leld to it.
Eino ur 788-0 aud order a case of Port
ncr's Vicuna Cabinet Beer. Tho best in tho
Call up telcphouo No. 251-2 and order
Tax (Jkitio delivered to you for 33 cents a
This powder never varloa. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholosomonoss. Moro
economical than tbo ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with tho multi
tude of low-test, Bhort-welght alum or plios
Bhato powders. Sold only In oans. Kotal
akino rownrrt Co,, 100 Wall Stroot, N. Y.
Albaugh's Holllday Street Theatre,
Under tho direction of Arthur 1). Chaio.
bl'ECIAL WASHINGTON NIGHTS.
Tuesday, Knli. 1,
MUCH ADO AUllUT NOTHING.
Mr. Booth us Ueuedlck.
Thuisday. Feb. 27 Double mil.
FOOL'n ItEVENGU and DONNA DIANA.
Mr Booth us llertruccln.
Suturday Mslit, March I-MACBETII.
Mr. I'ootli as Maotioth.
Monday, March 3-1IAMLET. Mr. Boithas
Wednesday, March 5-HIOHELIBU.
Mr. Booth as Ulcli-lleu.
Owlnc to the continued lllnosa of Mmo.
Modjeska MUs Minna tlulo will support Mr.
Friday, March 7-MEuCnANT OF VENICE.
Mr. Booth as tihylock. Mmo, Modjeska as
Hcgcrved boats, $ and S'.'.W. which will
Include transportation to Baltimore and re
turn. On Tuesday, Thursday nnd Saturday, Feb.
25 and 27 und March 1, Hpooial Trains will
leave B. & O, Depot at 0 p. m.j returning,
lcaelamdonttutlonvlaB. & O. after per
loimmice. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March
3. Band 7, bpccial Trains will leavo blxth
Btreet Depot la I'enna. It. If. Htdp, m., re
turning uftvr performance from Calvert bta
tlon, I'enna. II. It.
Bui oof seats will commence at ROB GUT
MILIEU'S BOOK bl'OICK, Bit) Fifteenth
strict, on Wednesday morning, at 10 a m.
Hi-KCIAL Notice. Tickets purolmsed la any
other ofllce, or from any other porson except
the abovo, will not be entitled to transpor
tation to und from Baltimore.
Mr. II. O Flsk of Albaugh's Opera-House
will accompany each train, foIOtf
r L.KuYnl. powoia JX
JERNAN'S New Washington Theatre.
Eleventh Street, soulli of Pennsylvania avenue
The Palace Vauch ville Theatre ot America.
WKFK COMMENCING MONDAY, FKMlUAnY 17.
LADIES' MATINEES TUESDAY. THL'ltSDAY AND SATUItDAY.
Including Grand Ladles' Matlnco Washington's Illrthdar. Groat Double Attraction.
Tho Colored Champion. Champion of Australia and tho raeldo Slopo. Wlio Is willing
to meet any ono whom tho California Athlotlo Club matches against him, Including
JOHN L. SULLIVAN,
In Scientific Exhibitions of tho Manly Art of Solf-Dofcnso, with
OHCK nSHTON orntOVlDENOE, It. I.,
STAR SPECIALTY COMPANY.
HEADED BY THE FAMOUS
825 to any ono defcatlnc FM3D E. IIENNETT
In a match of SO ghots nt II yards, stnndard
American targets, 41 caliber rovolver,
Mir.Firit niui iii.au i:m:y.
CAIN unit I,OII1:no,
NIIi:itIlAN mill I'l.Y.W,
DIXON ami J.ANU,
TUiiNi:it nuii lussixr.,
riSASLY nnd IUV1NO.
Box Seats. 81; Orchestra, "Bo. : OrchoMra
Cirtlo, CCc; Dress Circle, 25c; Uullcry. ISO.
Doors open at 7 p. m. Ferformanco at 8 p. m.
Sffi'SI MONDAY, FEB. 24.
WEDNESDAY and SATUItDAY MATINEES,
Salo of Scats Thursday, February 20.
IJKILLIANT OriSHATIC NOVKITIES
ENGAGEMENT OF THE FAMOUS
GMND ENCL1SH 0PM COMPANY
Largest, Strongest, and only Successful En
glish Opera Company In America.
Abbott, Annnndnle, Mlrclla, Montegrlffo,
MIchclena, Pructto, Broderiok, Allen,
Keady. Kail, Mnrtous.
GUAM) CIIOIIUS AND OKC1IKSTK.V
In this Brilliant and Varied Itopertolro:
MONDAY Verdi's Grand Trngio Opera,
EMMA ABBOTT and Entire Company.
TUESDAY Aubcr's Charming Opera,
EMMA ABBOTT ami Entlro Company.
WEDNESDAY MAT., 7Co., Mo. and 23c
Balfo's Tuneful Opera,
Two Primo Donne aud tho Entlro Company
WEDNESDAY, 8 p. m , Flotow's Beautiful
ABBOTT'S "Last Itoso of Summor." EMMA
ABBOTT and Entlro Company.
TI1UKSDAY Verdi's Grand Opora,
MMA ABBOTT aud Entlro Company.
FItlDAY-Bolllnl's Heroio Opera,
EMMA ABBOTT and Entlro Company.
S A rUEDAY ABBOTT MATIN HE , 31, 75o BOc,
25c. Gounod's ExquWto Lovo Lyric,
l(031i:0 AND JULIET.
EMMA ABBOTT as Juliet. Entlro Company.
Si TUItDAY nt 8 p. m. ABBOTT as
EMMA ABBOTT and Entire Company.
Tho only company In tho United Statos
that ovorgavo a correct musical representa
tion of this charming opera.
GOHGEOUS COSTUMES! ENCHANTING
MUSIC1 BIULLIANT MISEN SCENE.
EW NATIONAL THEATRE.
NEXT MONDAY, SIX NIGHTS, WITO MATT-
JNJSJta WJJ.UIMU.OUAX AUbATUKUAY.
1 DANIEL FROHMAN'S
I Lyceum Theatre Wife
Presenting tho Famous Original Four-Act So
ciety Comedy, by David Belasconnd Honry
C. Do MUle, authors "Tho CharltvBall,"4c,
, ,...."THK WIFE."
Mrs: Borlan-Olbbs, as Holen
And tho following ladles nnd gentlemen:
Mr. Boyd Tutnam.
Mr. Henry Herman,
Mr. rf. Miller Kont,
Mr. Henry Talbot,
Mr. Thomas II. Burns,
Mr. C. B. Field,
, , Mr. A. W. Gregory,
Miss Frances Gaunt,
Miss Ethel tlreybrooko,
Miss Etia Hawkins.
Miss Elka Logan,
Miss Olive Dunton.
Prefentedwlth all tho sconory und acces
sories mado from tho original modols aud de
tail of rare perfection.
Feb. SI-ABBOTT OPERA CO.
HAniUS1 BIJOU THEATRE.
WUBK COMMENCING MONDAY, FEB
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Bartley Campbell's most roallstio play,
THE WHITE SLAVE,
Under tho management of Mr. II, C. Kennedy,
Next week Clms. L. Davis lu
ONE OF THE OLD STOCK.
GLOBE THEATRE-rA. AVE. NEAR UTH
St. Monday, February 17, and during the
LORETT'S CONGRESS OF EUROPEAN
Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, Admission nt night, 10, 20, SO and
COc. Matluces. 10, SO and 80c.
Edison's Wonderful Talking Machine
ON EXHIBITION AT
GEO. W. DRIVER'S,
COS PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
Day und evonlng. In marvelous reproductions
of lull brabs band overtures, cornet, baulo,
whistling and vocal solos. Patrons and the
public aro Invited to hear this tho greatest
invention ot tho ago. fell,d&S,lm
under tho mnnaRomcntof "1'ATISON" DAVIS.
A LBAUGn'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
EYENT OF THE SEASON.
Commencing Monday Evonlng, February 21,
Wednesday and Saturday Matlnooa.
Engagement of tho Comodlan,
AND COMPANY OF PLAYERS,
Under tho Direction of Mr. W. R. Haydon.
Presenting for tho First Tlmo In Wash
ington a. Mediaeval Comody by
btcclo Mackayo, called
MR. ROBSON as CIIIQUI, THE KNAVE.
LBAUGU'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE.
JOHN A. McCAULL,
Sole Proprietor and Manager.
Monday to Saturday Matl-
THE CAST COMPRISES
De Wolf Honpor,
I. Do Angells,
C. W. Duncan,
Carrlo Burton, Lllllo Wost,
Geo. Wado, Louis Shradcr,
Only Matlnco Saturday.
Noxt wcok-STCART ROBSON. fel0.lt
Monday BERLIN IN 1839.
Tuesday I THE SPLENDORS
and i OF
Reserved scats, 75c; admis'don. 50o.
Tiekets at J. F. Elds & Co.'a, 0J7 Pa. avo.
BURDITT& NORTH Managers
SATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUF
twenty-second Annual Washington Con
vention will he held In
LINCOLN MUSIC HALL,
corner of Ninth and D Btroots,
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY,
February 18, 19, 20. 21, 1800.
Sessions at 10:30 a. m. and 7:13 p. m.
Box (for season) 10.00
Season ticket, with reserved seat 2.C0
Single ticket. " " " 50
Season ticket, without reserved seat.... 1.00
Single admission " " " 23
tSTMembcrshlp tlckot for 1890 ontltlos bearer
to Frco Admlsslun. Season reserved beats
for members, $1.
Sulo of season tlckoU at Mctzcrott & Co.M
muslo store, 1110 F street n. w., until Febru
ary 18, and ufter that duto at tho door of
Lincoln Muslo Hall. fol3.d&slt
T INCOLN MUSIC HALL.
Monday, February 24.
ONE WEEK ONLY.
Gilbert and Sullivan's
NEW COMIC OPERA,
Authorized performance, bv an arrangemout
with It. D'Ovuiv (,'AnTK. Prosented by an
Under tho management of
MR. JOHN STETSON,
Of tho Globo Theatre, Boston.
Tho costumes, scenery and appoiutmonts
from original designs, as presented at tho
Savoy Theatre, London, undor
tho personal siiporvuoa
of tho author aud
The Sale of Reserved Seats
Will open at Ed. F. Droop's Muslo Store. 015
Pa. avo., on Thursday, Feb. 20. at 0 a. m.
Prices, S1.C0, SI and Mo., according to loca
ThE ANNUAL BALL OF THE PLATE
883T, Knights of Labor, will tako plaoo Feb
ruary 21, 1890, at the Washlngtoa Light la-
1 faatry Corps' Armory.
WOODWARD & LOTHROP,
Cor. 11th and F sts. northwost.
Never before have our
preparations for a season's
trade been upon a more ex
tensive scale. It is our de
termination to exhibit the
choicest, of the spring sea
son's productions, Particu
lar' do we refer to Printed
India, China and Surah
Silks, Novelty Wool Fab
Elegant Velvets, High-class
Black Goods and Fancy Im
ported and Domestic Wash
Monday we shall make a
special "opening'' display of
New importation of Real
India, China and French
Silks in the handsomest line
of color printings yet shown
in this city. Not dozens, but
hundreds of patterns from
which to select. Exclusive
patterns, too, as we must
have first pick and control
them for Washington. The
ground shades embrace
every fashionable spring
tint, printed in flower pat
terns, set designs, sprays,
zig-zag lines, &c. Striped
and Printed Wash Surahs in
most attractive colorings.
Black Goods will be fash
ionable this spring, and we
have exerted extra efforts
to secure the choicest of the
season's entire productions.
Monday we shall place on
sale five exquisite patterns
of Black Satin-striped Silk
Grenadines, which we shall
offer at the popular price of
$1.25 per yard. These make
elegant dresses and will be
extensively worn by the
devotees of fashion.
Excellent quality of Plain
Black Silk Grenadine at a
dollar per yard.
Alpacas, Mohairs, Bril.
liantines, Sicilians, silk-warp
Chrystallette, Glorioso, Ta
mise which ? All of them
are more or less the same.
The difference is in the
weight, quality and weave.
The finish of them all
is silky and the beauty of
the finish its softness and
brilliancy is due to the fine
ness of the quality.
We shall fully maintain
our reputation for having
the best stock of high-class
Black Goods in the city.
On Monday wo shall havo a spoclal display
of Fine Spring Dress (loads and Robes. As
an extraordinary attraction wo shall offer
two qualities of 40 Inch HUk-flnlshed I'uro
Wool Henrietta Cloths at73oand81 per yd.
Wo call them extraordinary booauso both aro
nn extraordinary quality for tho price.
Equally as elegant In apporanco as tho silk
wurp Henrietta and just as satisfactory In
wear. We show them In thavory latost
spring shades and druw special attontlou to
tho exquisite Petunias. Lllaos, Heliotropes
and Lavenders In light, medium and dark
tones; also tho Plums, Sorpout, Sappho, Old
Rose, Fawns. Tans, Suedes, Clarets, Light
Browns, Smokos, Pearls, Silver araya, Drubs,
&o. It is a triumph In bujlng and an oppor
tunity to securo uu clogant Spring Dross of
which you should take udvantago
Flnt floor, eecond annex.
Cor. llfk aiifl ? Sts. I. f .
COMPULSORY CLEARING SALE
ON ACCOUNT OP
1-R EBUILDIN Gte
No. 8 I 4 Seventh Street Northwest,
OF ENTIRE STOCK OP
Must be Disposed of.
Haying loasoa tho adjoining promisos.uow occuplod tiy Tho Fair, wo will tako pos
session nbout FEBUUAHY 1. To comblno tho two stores Into ono requires oxtonslvo
Improvements, nnd wo havo to mako room for tho Builder. Now Is your chanco to se
curo Millinery and Wraps at Half Tbolr Cost. Every dollar's worth of stock must go at
our Great Clearing salo. Don't miss It.
Colored Folt IlaU. In all tho
latest shapes and colors: formor
prices, 75o., 81,81.83 and Sl.W.
Clearing Sale Prlco
Ladlos'Cloth Wrnns.No w
markets, In all styles, ool
ors, cheoks and plaids; ro
ducod from $7,S8, S9 and
Clouting Salo Trlco
23 Children's Coats, Grot
chen stylo, with capos; re
duced from 84. $5. 80 and',S7.
Clearing Salo Prlco
styles, In checks and plaids.
extra flno qualities; reduced
from 87, $3 aud 80. Cloarlng
AKtraknn Capes, good qualltlos,
f 1 11 lengths, all bIzcs; former pilco,
Clearing Trlco Salo
Don't Miss This Great Opportunity.
KING'S PALACE, 814 7th St.
Itincnilier. noliuvono Hianeli Store. 110 Miirotliat.vou nro in KING'S
l'Ai,ACE, 814 7th SI. N. IV. Store extends from Till to 8H1 nt.
CRAYON PORTRAIT FREE.
Wo give to ovory purouaser 01 8t or ovor a coupon, sixty of which ontltlo you to a
handsomo Crayon Portrait of yoursolf or any mombor of your family, ologantly framod,
GAS HOT PLATES AND BOILERS.
Gas Boilers, $1.15 and $1.50,
MAKE TEA OR COFFEE
GAS COOKING STOVES to cook, for eight to
thirty people. Just the stove for summer use, as the in
stant the cooking is done you can extinguish the fire.
FOR SKLE BV THE
WASHINGTON GASLIGHT OOMP'Y,
413 Tenth Street Northwest.
- i i i i '" II " -' '"
We have about ioo Lots, 50x1
beautiful subdivision known as South
in conformity with the plan of the
90 ieet and avenues 130 feet wide,
south of and adjoining Brookland,
Metropolitan Branch Railroad and
the University and Soldiers' Home,
will be sold at the
Low Prices of Prom 4 to 10 Cents Per Foot
On Easy Terms.
For plats and further information apply to
WILLIAM O. DENISON. 021 F street, or to
REDFORD W. WALKER, 1006 F street n. w.
Ladles' Soal Plush English
Waiting Jackets. Ilnod with
bost quality quilted satin,
elegantly .finlshod, seal or
naments, boll alcovoa,
chamois pockets. Itcgalar
price, 811. Clearing Salo
Ladles' Seal Plush
ish Modjeska, ( I
sleeves, hand- "
In lining, loop i
.'gular price, ( )
bost quality boll el
Homolv nullled satin
Clearing Salo Prlco
Ladloa' London Dyo
Soil Plush Coat.f nil 40
tnchos long, real seal
ornaments, bost qual
ity qulltod lining.
Ilcgular price. 823.
Clearing Salo Prlco
Ladles' Seal Plush Coats,
three-quarter length, London
dyo, boll sloovos, best quality
quilted lining, chamois pock
ets. Iteduced from 880, S'ii and
8'.'5. Clearing Salo Prlco
IH 10 OR 15 HINBIE3.
Avenues and Circles.
50 each, left in that
Brookland, which is
city, having streets
This subdivision is
convenient to the
Electric Cars, near
The lots now left