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TTIE "WASHINGTON CRITIC, SUNDAY, FEBIitTAItY 23, 1890.
PROSPECTS FOR A CLUB.
"THERE WILL BE ONE,
JJut III lnnctlrlly U DUIioarlonliic to
the Lovers of Uniobnll I'romlscs
of SncccMful Ilnolna; Orciinlm
tton Tutr Kotoi Puclllatlo Ileum,
"So far &9 I am concerned," suld Mr.
Hcwctt, yesterday, "Washington will
Ijo In the Lcnguo during tlio coming
ncaaon. I do not sco how tlio League
cin do nnythlntr else than mako up n
Kchcdulo for ten clubs. Brush of tho
IndlRnapolls Club will uot sell, and I
do not sco how they aio going to forco
"Still," continued Mr. Hcwctt, "I
know nothing moro about tho feeling of
the other Lcnguo mombcrs than I rend
In the papers. What they nro going to
do I cannot predict, and I am waiting
or tho meeting to llnd out.
"Until tho League meets very little
will bo done. Things arc so unsettled
at ptMentthat wo havodono as much as
is practicable and now have got: to wait
and ascertain where wo stand. You
may icfct assUied, however, that it will
not bo rnv fault if Washington is not
represented in tho League.
Thin is about tho strongest assurance
that tho Washington public can havo
concerning tho prospects of a Loague
club in this city during tho next season
and such an assuranco is certainly voiy
unsatisfactory to all lovers of the sport.
A month ago tho Washlneton Club was
In exactly the same position it occupies
mow, but a month ago there waa still
time for iircparulion. Now the baseball
season is tapidlv approaching and in
another week will be inaugurated in tho
South, with most of tho League and
Brolhcjuood teams, fully organiod in
the field. Washington alonu has noth
ing or very little to show as the nucleus
of a team.
The exhibition of inactivity that Mr.
Hcwctt has shown would of itself dis
courage any but tlio most enthusiastic of
bib adherents. His grounds aio but an
extensive waste, his players, If good at
all, aro untried and without vecoid,
while tho stability of his franchise Is in
an exceedingly prccaiious condition.
"Washington lias always .been the weak
est club in the Lcaguo, but it waa never
eo weak in comparison wilhlho other
clubs amt present. All the other clubs
arc In good form. Even Indianapolis is
ready to take tho field. Washington
alone has done nothing. '
If Mr. Hewitt expects to remain In
the Lcaguo after the 4th of 3Iarch,
when tho League meets next, ho will
ccrtainlyliavcto mako some very ener
getic efforte in order to put his club on
a footing anywhere near an equality
with the other clubs. For tho present
attitude, hoWovcr, ho cannot bo blamed,
but tho natural inferenco to bo drawn
from -It is that he does not expect to re
main in tho League. Months ago the
baseball authorities doubted whether or
not the League would mako up a sched
ule for ten clubs, but then tho Brother
heed was not by any means a success,
nnd tic League magnates believed that
the rebellious players would bo forced
into subjection by a judicial decision.
Now, however, tho conditions have
changed. The Brotherhood has not
only carried everything beforn it, but
the Lcaguo members havo practically
abandoned tho fight, and are" now pre
paring to enter Into active competition
with tho now organization for public
patronage Tho necessity for strong
clubs in good baseball towns Is, theie
fore, greater than ever beforo, and the
men who are in tho baseball business
"for money" want no incumbrances.
That ten clubs would be an incum
bianco -every ono beliovos, and whatever
doubts havo been entertained regarding
the matter must havo boon dispelled by
the recent utterances of Mr. Day.
"Wo will bo better able to compote
with tho Brotherhood with but eight
clubs In the organization," Mr. Day
eays, and what is to Mr, Day's interest
ia also to tho interest of every other
club in the League. Accordingly, if
any are to be forced out, as doubtless
will bo tho case, It will be thu weakest
clttbR, and it requires little knowledge
to sco which these aio.
If tho Lcaguo wero content to fall
Into a secondary position and become a
minor organization covering the smaller
towns, then Washington's value would
be considerable, but under oxistinir cir
cumstances it is tho weakest point iu
tho circuit, and will doubtless bo tho
first to go.
Work on the now grounds, which was
to havo been begun this week, has boon
again postponed until next week, Mr.
Hcwctt says, but probably until after
the League meeting.
On tho Turr.
Tho work on tho new raco track at
Bctmings has been progressing rapidly,
ami long beforo tho tlmo for the spring
meeting arrives everything will bo in
rcadincwB. What now lomains to he
done is to sccuro entries, and for this
purpose President Dranoy, piobably
accompanied by Secretary Mclntyro,
will go over to New York, either this
week or nbxt, to ascertain what horse
men will be willing to run heroand to
uigo upon them tho advantages of tho
track for spring training.
Tho club proposes to givo In purses
42,500 each day of the meeting, and
this sum -should be a sufficient induce
meat for horso owners to leave Gutten
berg ' and Clifton. The difficulty tha
me mrcciors aro HKoiy to exporienco in
this particular is duo to the lateness of
tho KeaSou when their pionarallons were
begun. Had the club gone to work
last fall and accomplished what has
been done during tho past two weeks
tho success of tho meeting would have
been by this tlmo assured,
They "would have had the benefit of
a winter's advertising; the horsemen
would havo been familiar with their
PIbob, and tho public would have had
time to assuie themselves that the now
club not only proposed to take tho place
of the old ono, but to surpass It in every
thing pertaining to this form of snort.
However, this was Hot done, and the
club has got to make Its stait under cir
tumstanccs which, while likely to cul
minate successfully, are still not as
favorable as might be desiied.
It is tho Intention of tho club to be
gin its feprlnj; meeting early in April
and to close it a week bcfoio the open
ing 01 cimcr mo Ycsicncsiur or uroou
iyn tracks, and the fall meeting after
the other laigo tracks have closed.
This plan will enablo the home owners
to open and close the seasou here with
out intfifering in auy way with their
plans icgardlnc Brooklyn, Westchester,
tSaiatoca or BheepHhead. This will un
doubtedly meet with approval from tho
owners, when they aio once certain that
the track is to be a buccess, but at
present they hardly know of Its ex
ffctcuey, and Picsident Dralney will
havo to excit himtolf to the utmost to
K'curo thpir co operation.
In this, howoTer, ho will be greatly
insisted by Secretary Mclntyro. As
Scctctary of the Brooklyn Club, and
formor secretary of thu National Jockey
Cub, Mr. Mclntyro is as widely and
as favorably known among turfmen as
any man in this country and his connec
tion with the managements of tho new
track will do moro to bring it to the
'uvorablo consideration of ownors than
would any amount of financial back
up If tho present plans of tho club are
cunicd out, tho only tracks that would
bo In competition aio Clifton and Out
tenberg, and with tho shallow of sin
tllcion that test upon the' cventi there
H is not likely that this clslenOc would
at all affect the meetings line. Jack
Shcchan, a well kuown snortlug man
from New Yoik, who knows tho lacing
publics as well as any man can, said In
this connection: "If tho club bancs
up good puiscs nnd gets the horses here,
people will conic over fiom New
York In picfeicnoo to going to
either Guttcnbcrg or Clifton.
It only costs $0 to como over here, and
they eau lio hoie as cheaply as in New
York. When it comes to a quostlon of
choosing between good squaio laces
and thoso at tho other two tracks it is j
not haul to picdlct which way tho i
choice will be, and I am satisfied that i
tho betting men will desert Clifton and
Gtittonbcrg for Washington If tho club
only manages rightly." I
Should Mr. Sheohan's prediction
prove correct, as it probably will, It is '
not unlikely that when tho fall meeting i
opens it will bo continued as far into the
winter as the weather will permit. j
The character of the hoiscs that ate I
now running at Clifton and Guttenberg
shows how kindly the horsemon take to
a chanco to win their winter's oats.
None of the prominent owncis, how
ever, like the half-mile tracks, ami if
the Washington Hack vcic in operation
there is little question that the best of
the horses would bo found upon it. '
In I ho l'riro King. :
Tho only man that Sullivan has not ,
vanquished, who lias anv clniin to i
standing within tho class of pugilists
that tho champion leads was exhibited
to tho public last week, and tho unani
mous opinion of tho judges in their
own vernacular was that Jackson is
not in it. While it is exticmcly difll
cult to judue a man's fighting ability
from a spairlng exhibition, still the au
thorities in such matters were rather
disappointed In Peter Jackson, and do
not think that he will be able to copo
with tho big Bostonlan anv belter or as
well as did Kilrain.
Jackson Is exceedingly clever iu
warding off blows, is light on his feet
and gets away with case and rapidity;
but to judge from appearances his
blows do no compare with" thoso of Sul
livan in force. His strong poiut, when
pitted against ordinary lightcis, is his
long "reach." It gives him a gicat ad
vantage oer men of equal strength,
and it was doubtless due to this that
he was able to knock out McAuliffe.
He might, it is admitted, be able to stop
tho champion's rushes also, with those
long arms of his, but it is not consid
ored likely. Should' a match bo made
between the two. tho monev nf Mm
Washington spotting men, will all bo '
on the "big fellow.-" j
ucspuc aa tnc talking done by tho
local pugilists all of the talkcd-of
matches havo fallen through, with the
exception of that betweon Mike Tteidy
of this city and Collins of Wilmington.
This will take place in about three
weeks and will bo a good fight. Itcidy
Is training hard and says he Is confident
of success. Neither of tiio men arc
known in fighting circles to any extent,
but they are both strong, clever fellows,
who aio fighting because they like It
rnoio than for any pecuniary benefit
thoy expect to dcilvo from tho contest.
Itcldy has won sevcial glove contests,
and also defeated Rldnoy of Philadel
phia In a bare-knucklo light that took
place last summer at Blver View. Jim
mieKcenan, tho Baltimoio light-weight,
has a fight on with Jonnie Monuhau of
this city, which is to lako place now
In a week or two.
Kecnan willcs to The Chitiu that if
ho wins his fight with Monohan ho will
faco the winner of the Young-Ficlden
match. In this, howover. ICnennn Is
aiming at an impossibility, owlug to the
fact that tho fight between Young and
Fiolden Is not likely ever to occur.
Pioldeu, after waiting patiently for
Young to cow his forfeit of $50, has
diawu down his money and will now
look about him for moto willing "gamo"
than Young has proved himself to be. If
Kecnan will accommodate him after his
light with Monohan Pleldcn will be
ready to meet him.
Tho unexpected leimination of the
glove fight between Kilrain and Cor
bett ot tho Olympia Club of San
Francisco, which took place In New
Orleans last week, furnished a genuine
sensation in sporting circles. Whether
or not Kilialn was in condition, Cor
bctt's victory has brought him suddenly
into the front rank of pugilists, and
ahcady lid is bciucr spoken of as a pos
siblo aspirant for the championship.
Paison Davics Baysof him: "Hois an
exceedingly good man, weighs 200
pounds and over and is very clover.
Ho has won tho only fights ho has had,
and, In my opinion, Is likely to win a
lot moic. Ho Is young and in splondid
condition always, and might whip any
one, even Sullivan."
Before he Is given an opportunity
to try issues with any one else, however,
Coibctt Is to bo given another chance at
Kilrain. The belief that Kilrain, who,
by tho way, seems goneially to ho out
ot condition, was uot as good as ho
might have been, has caused tho South
ern Athletic Club to determine on an
other match betwoon the two.
. The club will offer a purse of $8,500,
and tho number of rounds will not bo
limited, so that a fair opportunity will
be had of delotmlning t$o merits of tho
two men. Kilrain will bo handled by
Muldoon, and will give that gentleman
a chance to demonstrate whether or not
his scientific course of training, which
It was claimed won tho fight for Sulli
van, Is so vastly superior to Charlie
Mitchell's, following the traditions of
tho prio ling.
Much interest was evinced last week
in Washington, in the Dempsny-Mc-Caithy
fight, anil now that Dempscy
has again proven himself the foremost
middle-weight in the world his admlr
ers hero arc already willing to bet that
ho can whip "Tho Mariiio" when thoy
come together again. This, however,
is rather picmaluic, if not ill-advised.
Tliero is no doubt of Jack's superiority
ovor other middle-weights, but, like all
other fighters, ho will llttely bo forced
to confine his victories to thoso within
his own class.
Set oral Sporting Note.
Tlio AVashlngton Jockey Club has
ai ranged Its programmo for the spring
mcctinjr, which will open on Anril'l
and continuo livo days. There will bo
five races each day lor purses of $300
each. On tho flist and third days thoio
will bo a hurdlo taco, aud on each of
tho other days a handicap. Tho fifth
raco on tlio fourth day will bo for gen
Harry Daly, a well known iiinucr
and sparrcr fioin Now York, Is In tho
city, aud offois to mako a match with
any local sprinter for a 100-yard dash
for from $250 to $500 a side, or a 250
yard hurdlo race for the samo money.
Fiank Woods, who also has somo
pretensions as a runner, Is preparing
for a 100-yard raqe with an unknown
contestant for $50 a sido.
The Fjwting Times is tho authority
for the statement that Detroit offered
Picsident Hcwctt $15,000 for his fran
chise. Manager Mutrlo of tho New Yorks
will tako his club south on Febiu
arj'20. Vienna Beeii will bo the belt for your
self and family, Driak it, Instead ot muddy
"50", 0' or DRfit ' Sea "War" Robert
sou' dvcrtUamenf tu lull pspor,
ATHLETIC MR. MORTON.
HE SEEKS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CO
Amateur Ortinnlnlliinn l'roiuirlnc fur
tlio ComliiK Suiunn .ISnsnbnll mill
I.iicrotno 1'otomao mill .Ynnloatmi
Chilis lloat It u cine,
Tho nianagcis of tlio Columbia
Athletic Club nro not letting time es
cape without availing themselves of It
to mako complete and extensive ar
langciucnts for the summer sports.
Under tho energetic management of
Sam Stinemctz, tho director of ath
letics, the club has ailcady organized
baseball and La Ciossc teams, and ate
now making dates for games with col
lege and other clubs to tako placo carlv
in iuc season, jiiiaugcmcnis nao ucen
made with the Lelilgh nnd Lafayctto
College clubs for baseball games early
In April, which nto to bo followed by
u La Ciossegamo with tho team ftotn
Johns Hopkins University.
A number of new membeis havo
been lakeu Into tho club, nnd among
them arc Bonio very promisitig players,
Hcibeit Dickinson, known to his
fiicndsas "Tubby," is ono of the ic
cent acquisitions. He is a man from
whom Captnlu Stinemctz expects .gi eat
work. Dickinson is a good all-rouud
athlete, an excellent oarsman, a good
tennis player, a boxer and .pi Inter, but
his stronghold is baseball.
Were be not fond of ids amateur
standing, Dickinson would hnvc been
a professional long ago. His position
on the diamond is behind tho bat, and
Micro ho excels. IIo is an excellent
thiower, a good batter, and runs bases
as well as could lie desited.
Other men who will probably play on
the ball teams nio ,1. 1$. Green, a new
member: Butterworth, Burke, Bolway,
lleall, Wade, King, Wells, Throck
morton and Jones. They arc all good
players, and will put up n game that
will be haul to beat.
Another new member, but one who is
not likely to tako a very active part in
tho games, is Vice-President Moiton.
As yet he Is not exactly a membor, but
his application for membership has
been icceived. and will ceitainly be
favorably acted upon.
The club has now on Its list of mem
bers a large number of the most promi
nent men in the city, and the admission
of tho Vicc-Presidc'nt will form but an
addition to the number of well-known
names ahcady on the list.
Wbilo the matter has not been fully
settled yet, it is nevcithclcss almost cer
tain that the club will havo as instructor
dining the coming season J. T. Cross
ley of New York, an all-round athlete,
who is strongly recommended by all the
athletic clubs In Now Yoik City.
Ciosslcyhus an excellent rccoul as a
runner and gymnast, and will bo an ex
ceedingly valuable man. As instructor
iu boxing it is likely that Joe Fieldon,
tho young Luglish pugilist, now in this
citv, will bo secured.
The contract for fitting up the gym
nasium in the new building has been
awarded to the Narragansctt Machine
Company. The best and latest Im
proved apparatus Is to be furnished,
and cvciy thing will be done to mako tho
gymnasium complete in cvciy respect.
It possible the club expects to open the
new building on the Cth of next April,
the annivcisary of its oiganization, anil
they proposo to celebrate the event as
elaborately as possible.
As yet no plans havo been formed,
but a committee to tako charge of tho
matter will probably bo appointed at
iuc next meeting oi iuc lsoaui ot ijov
einors. The Potomac Athletic Club is still
inacthc. "We have determined to
fix up our grounds," said a member
of the Itoaiu of Governors, "and wilt
certainly have a series of out-of-door
sports during tho summer, but as yet
wc have not decided upou anything
definite. Tho club is vciy much inter
ested in having a legatta, and will be
joined by tho Aualostau Club In its ar
rangements. We hope, also, that tho
Columbia Club will join with us, but
If they do uot we'll go ahead alone.
Wc can sccuro entries from membeis
of outside clubs, and I daic say can
havo as good a regatta as ever before.
It Is too early, however, to state any
thing definite regarding the matter, but
we do not propose to see boat-racing on
the Potomac abandoned cntitely."
The .TiicTAiiitr or an invalid a liters
materially fiom that of a porson In robust
health. He needs light, nutritious food,
and it is cssontlal that, besides being nutri
tious, it shall be easy of digestion. .Molllu'a
l'ood Is very nourishing and is assimilated
.is soon as taken Into tho steinnch.
I'lutt on tlio Falr.
New Yoiik, Fob. 22. The Tunes this
morning publishes an Interview had ith
Mr. Thomas C. I'latt on the subject of tho
World's Fair. Amoug other things, Sir.
I'latt said that he docs not think tho fair
Mill be held in 1S02. Two years, ho says,
aro uot sufllcient to malco the necessary
preparations. In all probability an amond
incut i 111 ho made to tho bill now before
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HAItlUS' BIJOU THEATHE.
WKEKCOMMENL'IKa MONDAY, FEB
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
CHAllLES h. DAVIS,
In a New riay,
ONE OF THE OLD BTOCK.
Beautiful Singing, Charming Muilo, Excellent
Company, Maznlfleont Mage Buttings,
A Fifty Thousand Dollar Production,
Kext wck-PLOaENCB BINDLSY.
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Tlic Palace VaucU ville Theatre oi America.
INDIES' MATINKKS TUHSDAY, THUltWAY AJO SATIMIUY.
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HIGHEST SALARIED ARTISTS OF EUROPE OR AMERICA,
5 Wood Family 5
BLONDIN, BOULANGER and EMPRESS,
A Trio of Wonderful Dogs
Byrne s and Helene,
4 Gaiety Dancers4
Engage Seats Early for This Grand Performance.
Grand Ladies' Matinee Tuesday.
-TE W NATIONAL THEATRE.
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Sffi I To-morrow, Feb. 24
WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY MATINEES.
uiiiLT.iANT on:rtATic novki.tii:s
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GltANl) OIIOKUS AND onCIIESTICA
In this Brilliant and Varied Hopertolro:
TO-MORROW Verdi's Grand Tragic Opeia,
EMMA ABBOTT and Entlic Company.
TUESDAY Atlber's Charming Opera,
EMMA ABBOTT and Entire Company.
WEDNESDAY MAT., T5o., Wo. and 23c
Ilalfo'R Tuneful Opera,
Two Prime Donne and tho Entire Company
WEDNESDAY, 8 p. m., I'lotow's Beautiful
ABBOTT'S "Last Rose of Summer." EMMA
ABBOTT and Entire Company.
TRUnSDAY Verdl'd Grand Opera,
EMMA ABBOTT and Entire Company.
FRIDAY Bolllnl'n Hcrolo Opera,
KMMA ABBOTT and Entire Company.
SATURDAY" ABBOTTMATINBE.Sl, 760., SOc,
23o. Gounod's Exqultito Loo Lyric,
ROMEO AND JULIET.
EMMA ABBOTT as Juliet. Entire Company.
Si TURDAY at 8 p. m. ABBOTT as
EMMA ABBOTT and Entlio Company.
Tho only company In the United btates
thatcer save a correct musical icprcionta
tiou of this charming opera,
GORGEOUS COSTUMESI ENCHANTING
MUSICI BRILLIANT MISES SCENE.
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Mil HENRY XANDER Pianist
Mil. HERMAN RAKEMANN Violinist
MR. PAUL MIERS1I Vloloncolllst
MRS. THOMAS B, BUXTON,
WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. 2(i. 1800,
AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M
Corner 13th and 1, uticots northwest.
Admission , w Cents
Rescued Scats ,75 Cents
Tickets and Resorved soatBcan be obtained
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William Knabo & Co.'s, 817 I'4. avo,
GRAND FAIR AND BAZAR,
Under tho Auspices of '
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At MasonloTomple,th and Fsts. n. w.,
CommencliiK February 17, ending March t.
Keafon tlcki'i, GOo; slnglo udmlMlon, too.
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rt.-Monday, February 17, and during the
LORETT'S CONGRESS OF EUROPEAN
Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10, 20, 30 and
Wc, Matinees, 10, 0 aud 'JOc.
A LBAUGH'S GRAND OrERA HOUSE.
Commencing Monday Evonlng, February 21,
Saturday Matinee Only.
Engagement ot tho Comedian, MR.
fcUPPORTED BY A COMPANY OF PLAYERS,
Under direction of Mr. V. R. Hayden, Pie
nentlng for tho first tlmo In Washlneton n
r-edUeval comedy by Steoto Mackayo, called
SIR. ROBSON as CHIQUIj THE KNAVE.
Mauo, Chiof Justice of the Duchy,
Mr. Revet Germalne
Hn go, n Fold I or Mr. .Tames E. Wilson
Phllipo, uvuiping Dnko of Moieno,
Mr. Frank Tnnnoulll, Jr.
Captain ChlquI of the Duko's Guard,
Mr. Stuart Robson
Taulo, a hunter .Mr. Edwaid J. HatcllfTe
Torrlanl. nn advcnturer.Mr. G. S. Woodward
Vico, Paulo's stcofather.Mr. J. I,. Woodcrson
Taco, a woodman Mr, Ernest Tarlotou
fcergcant of tho Duke's Guard,
Mr. W. McLean
unuuia, Ulster superior or tno content orst.
Kotalla Miss May Wuldron
Laura, Duko's Cousin,
Miss Katbcrlno Florence
Rita, Paulo's Sister Miss Emma Vaders
Luca, Laura's nursc.Ml's Kugcnla Llnderman
MnilP, Vlco'sscivant.. MIss.Tonny It. Bmby
Girls, Soldiers, Priests, Woodmen, cto
Time IM0. Plneo An old Italian Duchy.
Commencing Monday, March 3,
Mr. STUART ROBSON
In Bronson Howard's Gtcatest Success,
MR. ROBSON as BERTIE, THE LAMB.
laugh's Holliday Street Theatre,
NOTICE! The contlnnod IllnoEsot MME.
MODJESKA may prevent her appearance
with Mr. BOOTH. Tho management there
fore deem It duo tho public not to announce
her until they havo somo assurance of her re
covery. MISS MINNA K. 0 ALE,
Now successfully nutipottlng Mr. Booth In
Philadelphia, will perform tho charactei s as
signed Mme. Modjoska.
SPECIAL WASHINGTON NIOHTS.
Tuesday, Feb. 23,
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Thuisday, Fob. 27 Double Bill.
FOOL'S REVENGE and
KATnKKINE AND rETRUCHIO.
Saturday Night. March 1 MACBETH.
Monday, March 3-nAMLET.
Wednesday, March 5-RICHBLIEU.
Friday. Match , MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Orohostra, $J; balcony, SI. SO: which will
Include ti asportation to Baltimore and re
turn. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Feb.
23 and 27 and March 1, Special Trains will
Icavol). & O. Depot at 0 p. m.; returning,
leave Camden Station la B. & O, after per
formance. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March
3, Band 7, bpccial Trains will loiivo ,Mntli
street Depot la Penna. It. R. at (1 p.m., re
turning after pcrfotmance from Calvert Sta
tion, 1'enna. It. It.
SeatBon salo fiom 10 a. m, to Op. m. dally
at ROBERT F. MILLER'S tlOOK STORE,
639 Fifteenth street.
Si-eciai. Notice, Tickets purchased In any
other oflico, or from any othor person except
tho above, will not be entitled to transpor
tation to and from Baltimore.
Mr. II. O. llsk of Albaugh's Opora-Houie
will accompany each train,
T INCOLN MUSIO HALT,,
Monday, February 24.
ONE WEEK ONLY. MATINEES WEDNES
DAY AND SATURDAY.
THE MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON.
First production hero of
Gilbert and Sullivan's
NEW COMIC OPERA,
Authorized pcrfoimance, by an ni rangement
with Mr. R. D'Ovly OAiiTt.. Presented by an
, , AMERICAN COMPANY
Undortlio management of Mr. John Stetson
Of the Globe Thoatro, Boston.
Tfco costumes, scenery and appointments
fiom original doslgns, as presented at the
Savoy Thoatro, London, uudcr
tho iicrhonal suporvHou
of tho author nnd
at Ed. F. Dioop's Muslo Store, 0,'3 Pa avo.,
NOW ON SALE,
rtlces, $1.K, $land noc according toloca
tlon, Boxes, $10 and J!2,
Muttnee l'ilce,l,7flo. and Wc.
Edison's Wonderful Talking Machine
ON EXHIBITION AT
GEO. W. DRIVER'S,
C03 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
Day nnd evening. In marvoloui repro4uotlons
ofJ.u!!,b,'a,8i"md overture, cornet, banio.
whistling and; opal solos. Patrons and the
puUlloarolnvltod to hoar thU the greatest
InYODtloa oi the as, lell,a3,lnt
WOODWARD Jt LOTHItOP,
Corner ltlli arid Vets n.vf
We shall make a special
display of new spring goods
on Monday. The finest and
most attractive of the new
season's entire productions,
particularly in China Silks,
Wash Surahs, Fine Wool
Fabrics, Elegant Combina
tion and Corded Pattern
Robes, Black Goods, Black
Corded and Embroidered
Robes, Silk Velvets, &c.
We also call attention to
the superb variety of Scotch
and American Ginghams
and Trench Satteens, of
which we are showing the
largest and most attractive
assortment yet brought to
We offer three special
bargains in 80x90 White
Marseilles Quilts, $2, $3
and $4 each, Such qualities
as these cannot be equaled
elsewhere at these prices.
Extra Fine Mitcheline
Quilts, in pink, blue, salmon,
buff and Nile. Warranted
fast colors woven with
white, producing lace effects.
ROMAN SILK PORTIERES.
A most desirable summer
drapery and are also used
for couch covers. Colors:
Porcelain blue, terra cotta,
red, medium blue, gold and
yellow.' 3 y yards Jong and
50 inches wide. Only $5 per
Our success in leathers
and Feather Pillows is due
to our handling only such
qualities as we can recom
mend. With every pillow
we sell goes this guarantee:
"Absolutely free from odor,
dust, quills or any foreign
We ofler in bulk or made
in pillows, at 75c a pound,
selected hand-picked live
geese feathers. Four sizes
of pillows, 5, 6, 7 and S lbs.
to the pair. Other pillows
at $3, 3.60, $4.10, $4.80
and $4.90 per pair.
100 pairs "20x26 inch
Feather Pillows, warranted
odorless, 6 lbs, to the pair,
$2.74 per pair; $1.37 each.
Bed Linens are becoming
a specialty with us.
0 pieces Extra Heavy French Linen Sheet
ing, 10x4 wide, 75o per yard.
German Bolster Linen, 40 Inches Wldo, 50, CO
and 76o per yard.
ICO inch Puio Linen Sheeting, S1.S3, $1.
and $1,75 per yard.
A BARGAIN IN TOWELS.
25 dozen Fancy Iilrdeyo Towels, knotted
fringe, with pink, salmon and canary borders,
redut cd to 35o eaoli.
Just opened an elegant line ot Black Em
bioldered Fichus ftr spring. We hat o. extra
lengths for large ladles. Sl.50 to 3-1.
CAMBRIC DOWN CUSHIONS.
Our Htook of Cambrio Down Cushions Is
again compete. Below will be fOnnd excep
tionally lov.Vrlcos for this quality of down,
which wo warrant to bo absolutely odorless
and feather froo.
12x16 Cambrio Down Cushions, 87c oaoh,
10x10 Cambilo Down Cushions, SI oai.li.
18x18 Cambrio Down Cushions, $1.23 oaoh,
0xS0 Cambrio Down Cushions, $1.73 each.
Sx! Onmbilo Down Cushions, S',33 oaoh.
Slx'JI Cambrio Down Cmhloni, 83.50 eaoh.
SOxSl Cambrio Down Cushions, $i.5each.
S2xS8 Cambric Down Cushions, S3 each.
We also haye tho dowti-rnlls for chairs,
head-rests, .to., 75o, 87c and SI each.
Wo hate all thu small necessary requisites
in our Upholstery llcpattniont, suoh as Pic
ture Nails, Who aud Hooks, stair buttons,
Key-ring Hooks, Ac
Cor. lit. ail F sis. I f .
ON ACCOUNT OP'
l-R EBUILDIN GK-
No. 8 I 4 Seventh Street Northwest,
OF ENTIRE STOCK OF
Must be Disposed of.
Having ii'Rsou tho ntljolnlnaliremtsoii.now occupied by Tho Tair, wo will tako pos?
session about FEBRUARY 1. To comblno tho to stores Into ono requires oxtonslvo
Improvements, and wo havo to mako room for tho Builder. Now Is your chanco to so--euro
Millinery and Wraps at Half Tholr Cost, Evorydollar'8 worth of stook must go at
our Great Clearing aalo. Don't miss It.
Colored Felt Hat. In all tho
latest shapes and colors: former
imccs, .so., si.S'-'nua eii.
Clearing Salo Price
matkets, in all stylos, col
ors; checks and plaldsi re
duced Irom $7,88, J9 and
Clearing Salo Price
25 Children's Coats, Grot
chen stjie, with capes; re
duced from 84. $5. $0 and;$7.
Cleaning Sale 11 Ice
Styles, in checks and plaids,
extra Hue qualities; i educed
fiom $7, 88 and SO. Clearing
Astrakan Cnpes, good qualities,
full lengths, all 6lres; former piico,
Clearing Prlcn Salo
Don't Miss This Great Opportunity.
KING'S PALACE, 814 7th St.
Itniicnibrr. mc tin to no Itrancli Ntore. IIo sure t Hut yoitnroliiKIXU'.H
VAl.M'l'., B14 7Ui St, N. W. Store ovteuds from 7tMo lli st.
CRAYON PORTRAIT FREE.
Wo give to every pnronaser ot si or over a coupon, sixty or whioh entltlo you to a
handsome Crayon Portrait of yourself or any member of your family, elegantly framed,
GAS HOT PLATES AND BOILERS,
. Gas Boilers, $1.15 and $1.50,
HAKE 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 SPCL.E BY THE
WASHINGTON GASLIGHT COMFY,
413 Tenth Street Northwest.
itli Citf Streets,
We have about ioo
beautiful subdivision known
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 Erom 4 to 10 Cents Per Toot
On Easy Terms.
For plats and further information apply to
WILLIAM O. DENISON, 923 F street, or to
REDFORD W. WALKER, 1006 F street n. w.
CLEARING SALE 1
i Ladlos'SealPlush English
Walking Jaokots. lined with
boat quality quilted eatln,
olcg&ntly finHlKid. seal or
naraeati, bell sleeves,
chaniol pockets. Regular
prlc?, S. Clearing Salo
Ladles' Seal Plush Modtcska,
boAt quality bell sleeves,
Bomoly quilled, satin lining,
Clearing Salo Prlco
Ladles' London Dye
Inches long, real stal
nrnanient. best qual
ity quilted lining.
Regular price, $2o.
Clearing Salo Price
Ladles' Sal Plush Coats,
three-quartor lougth, London
dye, boll aleevcs, best quality
quitted lining, chamois pock
et. Reduced trom J20, $23 and
8S3. dealing Sale Prlco
IH M.0R W MINUTES.
price, I J la
Avenues and Circles, I
50 each, left in that
Brooklana, which is
city, having streets
This subdivision is
convenient to the
Electric Cars, near
The lots now left