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"WASHINGTON, MAY 31, 1S0Q.
1MPHAOTIOA 111,15 KVJJKYWIiniti;.
It appears that outside of his advisa
bility as a Republican voter and bis
value as a bleeding victim wherewith to
lire tho Northern heart, our colored
friends do not occupy a very tender
noil precious place In the affections of
their fellow citizens this sldo tho Ohio
f.nd the Potomac. Evidences of this
me sufficiently numerous and signifi
cant. They crop out almost dally and
take every form conceivable, from the
abandonment of hotels and other places
of public entertainment that admit
colored people to equally emphatic ex
liibltlons of prejudice In religion and
even in politics.
The latest development of the feeling
In question is to bo found in a recent
nttack on the American Baptist Publi
cation Society by tho Stato Convention
of Colored Baptists which sat at Lynch-
ourg va., a few days ago. Tho resolu
tions adopted on that occasion wero
presented in Immanuel Church, Chi
cago, last Thursday by tho llov. A.
Banga, jr., a negro preacher from Man
chester, Va,, and ran as follows:
To the OJjiccrt of the American JSaplisl
Whereas we believe the religion of tho
Lord Jesus Christ knows no man b; tho
color of blssKlniior texture of hair, but
recognizes all alike, whether found In hut or
palace; and whereas we bellevo discrimina
tion because of color Incompatible with
hristiaulty and at war with tho principles
of that kingdom which Is distinguished
from others by this equality of its members,
rs shown by the Intercessory pmycr to its
King, Who prajed that Ills subjects might
1 e all one; and whereas tho American Bap
tist Publication Society has offered (Inad
vertently, wo trust) an ludignlly to colored
Baptists of tho United States by dropping
the nameB of Hew K. K. Love, I). D.; ltov.
"W. Simmons, D. D., and Rev. Walter II.
1'iooks from Its list of contributors to tho
Jlaptitt Teacher without any discovery of
incompetence or proof of general unfitness,
"Which fact leads us to believe that it was
a tuated by a wrong spirit; therefore, be It
Jlesolied, That, whllo wo feel a profound
sense of appreciation for all tho kindness
shown us In tho past by tho society, yet wo
can but condemn tho act of sacrificing tho
'colored brethren for the sake of gain or
hope for gratifying blind prejudices; that
tbtie resolutions are not Intended to ex
pietsmi tin Mud or ungrateful feeling, but
a sense of violated Justice.
A special telegram from Chicago to
the New Yoik Herald describes tho
tetnc that ensued. Reverend Banga
tpoke with great feeling and his're
markB were received with an uproar.
Then Rev. Griffiths, tho national secre
tary, rose loan explanation, which, tho
report tays, took the form of an apology;
whereupon the confusion became so
great that tho session broke up in a
tqw. 'Whether the row was or was not
in Rev. Banga's favor docs not appear.
All we know is that the colored editors
of tho Baptist Teacher have been
bounced by tho Baptist Publication
Society, and tbc only possible inference
Is that social equality does uot work
any better at the North, where they pre
tend to believe in it, than at tho South,
where they frankly declare that they
wi 11 not have it on any terms.
A JtKFOItMEK AT WOUK,
Hon. Mr. Clarkson seems to havo
sdoptcd the calling of traveling orator
for the Republican party a sort of
walking delegate, as it were. Ho is
now darting about from ono part of the
country to another distributing the true
L'Ofpcl of Republicanism and shedding
great quantities of sweetness and Hsh
in the question of civil service reform.
This Is a new role for the esteemed
Claikeon, but It is not any tho less in
teresting on .that account. Heretofore
le has been chielly remarkable as a
vigorous, straight-out, clean-cut par
tisan, with a distinct talent for managing
campaigns and with almost a genius
for utilizing party victories. It is only
recently that the country has heard of
bim as a lecturer in tho fine point of.
political faith and as the chief forco in
a great moral propaganda. Mr. Clark
son, however, having chopped off all
the Democratic heads that were In sight
nnd set up a model which will cover
with party glory all who prayerfully
adopt it in the future, now- feels that
his energies must havo new employ
ment. "Why, then, should ho not take tho
load as an apostle of the Administra
tion? Where could ho llnd harder and
more continuous work than in demon
strating tho beauties of his plan of
civil service reform?
A COSIPKTKNT WITNESS.
The New York Herald of to-day con
tains a very compact and powerful pro
f cntatlon of the Mississippi River ques
tion by Hon. II. R. Steele of Louisiana.
Thu writer is n lifo-long Republican,
who came to Louisiana after tho war,
whoheld office undor Governor Kellogg,
and during the most acrimonious period
of reconstruction, and who has never
theless lived theio ever since, enjoying
now as then the jcupect and confidence
of his Democratic fellow-citizens. In
evidence of this ho was sont to Wash
ington by the Levee Convention, which
assembled at Vicksburg some weeks
Ago, and is now here in tho capacity of
chairman of the executive board of tho
association created by that convention.
Judge Steele is an cxtensivo planter
In Tensas Parish, Louisiana; Ho has
Lad many years experience of overflows
In his section and has brought to tho
Investigation of the Bubject a superior
native Intelligence nnd tho habits of
thought and analysis, resulting from
long and successful practice at tho Bar.
What ho says on tho subject should
carry weight. Ho employs no propo
sitions that havo not been subjected to
tho test of experiment and demonstra
tion. Ho makes no statements that nrc
not susceptible of proof. Between his
clear and luminous presentation of. the,
case, and tho silly, Irresponsible and
unsupported cacklo of tho outlet advo
cates, thcro Is no moro comparison than
between day and night.
It may bo true, as tho Washington
correspondent of tho New York Star
said In his paper of tho 23d, that tho
Republicans in Congress do not mean
to make any appropriations for tho Im
provement of the Mississippi River, b it
if they do not make .such appropri
ations tho country will know who is
tesponslble for tho destruction of navi
gation in tho great river, and for any
future calamity that may visit tholives
and the propsrty of tho pcop'o in tin
Two on Tintnu years ago, tho Mexi
can Government entered Into n contract
with n citizen of thu United States by
which tho latter was to prepare n survey
of tho Mexican peninsula for tho Gov
ernment and to receivo In payment a
certain proportion of the lands surveyed.
When all was done, it became apparent
that thu Mexicans had much tho worst
of the bargain and that tho American
citizen was in possession of nearly eyery
desirable and accessible part of the tcr
i Itory In question. The natives resented
the arrangement with great bitter
ness nnd prepared for its violent
repudiation, but President Diaz sup
pressed tho outbreak with an iron hand,
and tho beneficiaries of tho contract
were protected In their acquisition.
Mr. Blaine docs well to' sou that one
government Is no less scrupulous in
discharging its own obligations toward
a neighboring power which has been so
menaly ana so honorable. Tho pro-1
posed filibustering expedition into
Southern California should bo put
down In summary and conclusive style.
The New York Herald has an edi
torial entitled "What Senator Stanford
Thinks." Is not the esteemed Herald
getting somewhat out of its depth ? It
Is easy enough to ascertain what Sen
ator Stanford says, but what ho thinks
is quite a different matter. Tho
Herald, however, makes a very nice
point when it says:
liut tho question still remains, Why
should Senator Stanford suddenly turn
communist? If lie Is only anxious for tho
welfare of Ills farmer friends, why does ho
sot divide his fortune of two hundred mil
lions among them? No law pi events him
from lending his own money at two per
cci t. to the farmers. Ami he could safely
do this, according to his own account, and
could live handsomely on the Interest be
sides. Why uot try that?
Why, indeed? But of course he
won't. Nobody ever did or ever will
do anything of tho soit. All kinds of
people have preached Communism and
Socialism, but tho only pcoplo who
have ever been known to want to put
it into actual practico aro those who
have everything to gain and nothing to
lose in tho process.
It is now announced that Kcmmler
has given up all hope. This is rather
unusual in gentlemen who have com
mitted brutal and revolting murders.
They nearly always remain hopeful to
tho last moment, and, when that time
arrives, go to the scaffold with a breezy
confidence in Immediate translation to
Heaven, which must amaze tho patient,
humble, long-suffering Chrlstian'who is
not yet certain of salvation. There
must bo some defect in Kemmlei's
morals if ho has really become hopeless
A question has arisen in New York
as to "who shall control Carmcnclta? "
New York will confer a lasting benefit
on society if it discovers some one cap
able of controlling that nimble young
person. It isn't that we are specially
interested in Carmcnclta, but thousands
of anxious fellow-citizens aro con
fronted with a similar problem and
would bo mighty grateful for a fow
ically reliable "pointers."
Colonel Richard Lathers of New York
city and well'known to the society
world here, Is stopping at the Arlington.
Franz Vetta and Lizzie Macnlchol
Velta, thu popular artists of the Juch
Opera Company, aro spending a fow
weeks with Miss Machnlchol's parents
on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Engel has had the good fortune
to Induce Professor Huxley to write a
short autobiography for his newbook.
"From Handel to Halle," imported by
Messrs. Scrlbner & Welford.
Christina Rossctti, tho sister of Dante,
is described as a lovely, white-haired
woman now. She lives in Torrington
Square, quite in that quarter where the
Americans find comfortable lodging
Governor Waterman of California has
written a letter to the official heads of
all cities and counties of the State,
asking that steps be taken toward Cali
fornia's representation at the World's
Queen Victoria's lameness has now
becomo so pronounced that she has
Siven up her habit of standing after
inner in the gallery at Windsor, and
as soon as she gets Into tbc drawing
room a chair Is brought and sho sits
When Senator Stanford claps for a
page In the Senate Chamhor thcro aro
always moro than one ready to promptly
respond. Tho Senator gives tho pages
a grand dinner every year, and at the
last, which occurred la9t week, Mrs.
Stanford presented each of the sixteen
pages with a handsome scarf pin as
Edward Strauss, interviewed in Balti
more, declares America to be "Para
dise." It was during the intermission
of a concert, and Strauss must have
been the stolid man that he certainly is
not if ho wero npt charmed with his
reception. "I think," ho wont on,
"tho peoplo must tako in everything by
intuition, they seem so quick and
bright. I have not yet heard anything
of American muslo, so cannot judge it,
but I am both surprised and pleased. -h
tho genuine appreciation Of mu .Mp
peoplo have. They havo disr .jiffllna
tion, judgment and enthusiasm when
pleased, qualities which aro most grate
ful and inspiring to a leader. Lvcry
thing is beautif ul.ovcry thing Isdivlnel"
this last no doubt relating to the Bal
timore beauties. Ho expressed particu
lor astonishment at tho newspapers.
"Why, in Europe a criticism of a per
formance does not appear in the papers
until two or three days after tho con
cert. Tho papers here are miraculous."
THE WASHINGTON ORITIC, JATURPAY EYJBOTNG,
Albntiph's Urnnit Orient House.
The seventh wcok of tho summer sea
son will begin Monday evening with tho
engagement of tho Lamont Opera Com
pany in "Ermiiilo." Tho Lamont
Company comes to us completo In all
tho cstcntlal features which go to nmko
up an ideal opera company. Tho
tccord of its successes includes a long
list of popular operas, that havo en
joyed extended runs not only In tho
metiopolls but throughout the couutry
as well. But none of these havo over
attained tho wonderful degrco of favor
that has been accorded "Ermlnlo" by
the delighted public. Its tuneful airs,
ils broad faico-comcdy clement, its
beautiful choruses, tho magnlflccnco of
its costumes and scenery, and tho
artistic taste which prevails throughout
its representation by this admirablo
company, havo won for H a longer lease
of lifo than has been grontcd any other
Tho company compiiscs Miss Helen
Lamont, Emrna Hanlcy, Miss Laura
Millard, Miss MabellaBakcr.MIss Maude
Chcrbl, Louis Do Lange, R, E.Gra
ham, Lloyd Wilson, Geo II. Brodcrlck,
Alex Clark, Charles Graham, Stove
Porter, etc. A grand chorus of forty
and orchestra of twenty, under tho di
rection of Mr. Adolph Bauer.
Primrose Ac Writ's MlnttrelR Coming,
Primrose and West's Minstrels will
bo ot tho New National Thcatro next
week. This company is renowned for
its success in catering to the pleasures
of the public, and is prepared to pro
sent somo of tho best and latest novel
ties that can bo secured in their lino.
Tho programme is crisp and clean. Now
songs will be sung by Raymond Mooro,
whoso splendid voico left snch a favor
able impression last fall when ho sang
"Down on tho Farm." Joseph Natus
and Fox Samuels have new and catchy
songs. Swift and Chase, tho clever
musical team have been added, and
Mr. Lew Dockstadcr, who joined tho
foices of Messrs. Primrose and West
immediately after closing his Broadway
theatre, will entertain the nudienccwlth
his tcrso sayings for a few moments at
Manager Kcrnan next week offers a
treat to tho amusement loving public of
this city. Dominlck McCaffrey's Ath
letic and Specialty Company will bo the
attraction, and it contains many old
time favorites in the vaudeville and
athletic world. McCaffioy heads the
combination. He has a world wldo
reputation as a pugilist, and in his com
pany aro other distinguished fighters,
such as Jimmy Ryan, Jack Hopper, and
Jimmy Mitchell, all of whom have
earned reputations in tho squared circle.
Tho two wellknown wrestlers, Jack
Hart and Jack Marsdcn, also accom
pany tho organization, and aro willing
to wrestle any man who offers himself .
McCaffrey will glvo $25 to any one who
succeeds in staying with him for four
Tho following athletic programme
has been arranged for the week. Tues
day night McCoffrey will box Ed.
Roach, and Jas. Mitchell and Billy
Young will have a set-to. Ou Thurs
day Jack Hopper will box two men
Billy Young and Joe Fleldcn and on
Saturday night McCaffrey and Billy
McMillan will try a four-round bout.
The simc night Jack Hart and Wilson
of Hcurlch's Brewery will give an ex
hibition of mixed wrestling.
The vaudeville part of the show in
cludes such well-known favorites as the
Melville sisters, William J. Murphy,
Watts and McQuade, Andy Collins and
On Monday afternoon and nleht a
grand complimentary benefit to Manager
EugcncKernan will bogiven and it prom
ises to be the largest ever tendered a popu
lar theatrical manager in this city. In
addition to the regular performance there
will be a host of volunteers. An attrac
tive programme has been arranged and
It will be the finest ever presented at
this popular house.
The Gllmoro Matinee.
Of special interest will be the concert
to-mouow afternoon at Albaugh's
Grand Opera House. Gilmore's full
military band, with his trio of well-
known vocalists, Miss Ida Klein, so
prano; Mr. William J. LaVin, tenor,
and Mr. E. J. O'Mahoney, the cele
brated Irish-American basso, make a
combination sure to be most effective.
Mr. Gilmore lias arranged the best
programmo in his repertolro for his
matinee to-morrow afternoon, and is
determined that his great band shall not
suffer by comparison with Strauss, and
it will not. The prices for tho Sunday
matinee are; For reserved scats, $1 and
75 cents; general admission, 50 cents.
The box-oftlco will bo open at Albaugh's
at'0:30 o'clock to-morrow moraine.
The Musical Magnet.
The great opening Strauss concert at 2
o'clock this afternoon in Lincoln Music
Hall was liko a great invisible magnet
It drew an afternoon audience such as
is rarely seen in Washington and hearty
encores that greeted the "waltz king"
could be plainly heard from the outsido
of tho gicat structure which has' been
consecrated to music. To-night's con
c crt will be at the same place at 8 p. m.
Bliirtyn College Commencement,
The Washington schools of Elocution
and Acting havo furnished not a few
professionals to the stage, the bar and
the field of politics. Tho institution of
to-day in this city is tho Martyn Col
lege of Elocution and Academy of
Acting. Tho commencement exercises
of this institution will tako place on
Juno 2 nnd 3 at tho New National
Theatre. Tho exercises will bo a raro
literary treat, embracing tragedy and
comedy; recitations, humorous and dra
matic; classic pantomime, fencing
battle, statuary, and many other novel
ties of literature. Tickets on salo .at
MISSISSIPPI RIVKR OUTLET3.
Editor Critic: Your Washington
"School Boy"' correspondent shoots
very wide of his mark. "Georgia"
said nothing about water running on
Inclines; ho only alluded to tho non
senso of comparing tho flow of water
over tho In cast of a mill dam to tho flow
of the current of tho Mississippi River,
which averages 3,000 feet wldo and
1,200 miles lone, thcro not helng one
single condition in common. Tho only
schemers connected with this river are
those who havo heen trylne to get Con
gress to glvo them a job for Its Improve
ment, their aldera and abctcrs.
Neither "Georgia" uor any ono in tho
Mississippi lUver valley desires any ap
propriation of money for that river
other than to he expended by tho Gov
ernment itself, through the Govern
ment's own agents. Tho Mississippi
Hlver Commission is composed prin
cipally of eminent engineers; hence
"School Boy" can seo that wo havo no
scheme nor anything to do with tho
Treasury. YVo only want tho Govern
ment to tako care of that river, its own
property, in Its own way.
"Georgia" lives on a pralrlo In
Kansas and writes from a common
senso standpoint, coupled with a partial
knowledge of river hydraulics, and has
had some personal experience and
knowledge of floods in that river. He
believes that the Mississippi River,
which is the great national ilvcr drain
ing half the continent, should bo cared
for by tho nation t that tho proper
method of control of tho floods and im
provement of navigation at low water
should be dono by tho methods adopted
by tho River Commission, to wit', con
traction of tho water to tho narrowest
channel and the building of lovces on
the banks to confine hlgh-wator floods
to tho channel, and thus prcscrvo low
water navigation, and, in doin; this,
piottct the country ngalnstlnundations;
hence theso methods ahoiild go hand-nnd-hand
in tho improvement of tho
river. On tho contrary, "School Boy"
gives aid and comfort to a lot of
schemers, somo of them so ignoraut
lhat thev propose to moko water run un
hill. Their ridiculous propositions
moke common-sense men very tired.
If, however, half the water was taken
from tho Mississippi River below Now
Orleans the flow of tho remaining water
in tho channel would slow up and de
posit silt abovo tho jetties, until that
now deepest harbor channel In tho
world would bo destroyed nnd tho
millions it cost the Government lost
The other half being carried into Lake
Bourno at flood time would be charged
to the maximum with earthy matter,
and would carry enough in a year to
lnnko a solid block of earth one mile
square ahd 100 feel high, and yet it
would not lower tho water in tho rivor
oue Inch forty miles abovo tho. outlet.
If "School Boy" knows anything about
multiplication and division he can soon
figure out how long it would bo bofOro
Lake Bourno would bo entirely filled
up by tho deposit of sediment, just as
thousands of squure miles havo already
been built up by this river, Lako
Bourne having an area of only about
250 square miles and a mean depth of
only twelve feet.
Now, Mr. Editor, I think this is about
as much as "School Boy" can digest
for a few days, and if he exhibits the
aptitude to learn, tho Kansas school
master may give him another lesson.
Tllll KKTCKN OP IIUl.EN LIHOST.
Her Season fTIIl End In Still Greater
Success at Her Homo.
Miss Helen Lamont in her home
coming will find that her old friends
have not forgotten her. On tho con
trary, from first to last, thoy havo
watched her career with, tho keenest
interest. In the annals of tho operatic
stage that career has been quite ex
ceptional. Few debutantes havo over
acmeveu so great a success on a nrst
appearance. From tho beginning Miss
Lamont's position was determined. Her
excellent musical training, her natural
dramatlo Instinct and her personal
grace and beauty secured for her, al
most immediately, a placo In the fore
mostrank. Sho now occupies tho po
sition of a conspicuous artiste, of whom
Washington may well bo proud.
After a season which covered tho
country from New England to Califor
nia, sho returns, Monday night, to the
stage at Albaugh's, fresh from the tri
umphs of ibis trans-continental tour.
Her repertoire comprises all tho operas
which havo hitherto been most popu
larly successful. Tho New York Casino
operas which she so rdmirably Inter
prets are but a small part of her repnr
tnry. The Critic, which recognizes
tho tasto of our community for comic
opera, hereby welcomes Miss Limout
to the exercise ol her talents at her old
FOR QUEEN VICTORIA'S BIRTHDAY
An American arlvtus bunch, to le put In a lit
tle tase, on the royal brcalfatt table.
May SI, 1890.
From the I'hlladetphla Times (To-day),
Lady, accept a birthday thought haply
au idlo gift and token,
Kightfrom tho scented 6oIl's Jlay-uttcr-
(Smelling of countless blessings, prayers
and old-timo thanks),
A bunch of whlto and pink arbutus, silent,
From Hudson's Delaware's, or Potomac's
Note. Very little, as wo Americans
stand this day, with our sixty-flvo or
seventy millions of population, an Im
mense surplus in the Treasury, and all
that actual power or reserved power
(land and sea) so dear to nations very
little, I say, do wo realize tho curious,
crawling national shudder when tho
"Trent affair" promised to bring upon
us a war with-. Great Britain followed
unquestionably as that war would havo
been by recognition of tho Southern
Confederacy from all the leading Euro
pean nations. It is now certain that
all this then inevitable train of calamity
hung on arrogant and peremptory phases
in the prepared and written missive of
tho British Minister to America which
the Queen (and Princo Albert latent)
positively and promptly canceled, and
which her firm attitude did alone
actually erase and leave out, against all
the other official prestige and Court of
St. James. On such minor and personal
incidents (so to call them) often depend
tlie great growths ancMurns of civiliza
tion, This moment of a woman and a
queen surely swung tho grandest oscil
lation of modern history's pendulum.
Many sayings and doing of that period
from foreicn potentates might as well
be drop'd In oblivion by America but
never thit. If I could havo my way.
A Sort of Stationary Traveler,
Fiom the Lewttton Jourml.
A Franklin County farmer has been a
sort of stationary traveler. Ho was born
in 1819 In Now Vineyard, which was
then in Kennebec County, Mass. The
next year Maine became a Stato, and
afterward that part of Now Vineyard
was set off Into Industry, Somerset
County. When Franklin County was
formed Industry was mado a part of it,
and since then that corner of Industry
has been annexed to Farmlngton. Thus
it happens that Mr. uuarics uraham or
Farmlngton, Franklin County, Mo.,
who is 71 years old this month, has
always lived whero ho was born and yet
has lived In Massachusetts, lu Industry
and New Vineyard, and in Somerset
and Kennebec counties.
What pipes the incrry robin
To yonder glistcnlcc blue?
What sines the brook of silver
The daisied valloy through?
What hums tho breeze so cheery
Ilut this ono sweet refrain?
"Oh days so Vrightl
Oh, nil o delight I
'Tin blossom-time agalul"
In morning's dew and sunshine
Tho orchard's trees a-row,
Ueem tangled in n cloudlet
Of fragrant, losy snow;
And every breeze that passes
Shakes out a Jeweled rain;
While birds a-wlng
'"TIs blossom-time ugalnl"
llrlcbt gold of dandelions.
New grass-blades, twlukllug gay,
Lithe wayside vines, dew-crystaled,
Wee, snowy lambs at ploy,
Soft echoes from far uplands
Speak hut ono language plain;
"Oh, days so dear
Of all tho year,
t 'TIs bloseom-tlmo agalul"
My heart 6lngs with tho robin,
The silver (lathing rill,
And carols with the breezes
lu joy's delicious thrill;
With flowers and grass and lambkins,
It joins the glad refrain;
"Ob, fairest days!
Ob, rarest days!
lis bloesom-tlme again!"
A WABHlNaTONIAN'S OIIT.
jlr ltrndy Itecelvos the Thanks or tlie
A. M. 13, Conference.
At yesterday afternoon's session of
Ihc Philadelphia and Baltimoro Annual
Conference of ao A. M. 13. Church,
which covers tho Dlslilct of Columbia,
ns well as the States of Maryland, Del
awnro and Pennsylvania. Rev. J. P.
Thompson of Washington wanted to
know whero wero Mount Calvary
Church In West Philadelphia and
Union Church at Fairmount, which he
had secured to tho connection. An in
teichango of opinions developed tho
fact that but little was paid to securo
tho property, and, the burdens being
too heavy for tho congregations, thoy
were obliged to bend to tho storm, ami
to passed away. Tho societies still
exist, and arc strugcling to provide
themselves with places for worship.
The following was passed amid great
JUsohtd, That Mr. V. F. Hrody bo, and
Is luroby, tcndcicd a voto of thanks by this
conference for his munificent gift of a ono
thousand dollar lot, slzo 45 foot front by 73
deep, lu tho city or Washington, 1). 0.,
tipoii which to erect a Zlou church, on tho
sfmtilo condition that tho said church havo
tho said lot duly surveyed and pay. fees in
preparing and probating thadecd.
Bishop Jones highly complimented
Mr. Brady for his generous net, espe
cially as colored men who havo moans
to glvo to good objects generally glvo it
to "Master Charles." Mr. Brady was
present, nnd upon being introduced to
the conference was received with ap
un Tin: roTOMAU.
l'retly Closlnc of tho Mount Vernon
Tho ladies of tho Mount Vernon As
sociation having closed their sessions
returned to tho city last evening. Tho
three vacancies of vice-regents wero
filled by the appointments for Nebraska,
Mrs. Samuel Mercer, Omaha; Now
Hampshire, Mrs. Winder of Ports
mouth; Georgia, Mrs. Cummings of Sa
vannah. The President's family, Secretaries
Blaine, Tracy, and Rusk, and a number
of Invited guests went down to Mount
Vernon on tho United States Steamer
Despatch yesterday morning.
Among other gifts and donations not
otherwise reported wero thirty Windsor
chairs from Mrs. Ida Richardson, vice
regent, of Louisiana. They arc exact
duplicates of tho chairs used bv Gen
crnl Washington at Mount Vernon.
Three chair cushions, mado from silk
embroidered by Mrs. Martha Washing
ton for her daughter, Nellie Custls,
wero presented by Mrs. General Heath.
Avaluablo painting of General Wash
ington, by Henry Bone, from the orig
inal by Gilbert Stuart, and valued at
$2,000, was presented by Daniel P.
Avery of New York.
UK WAS TOO ..FltE-jlI,"
JuOeo Miller ItehiikcM an Otllcor for
Tiyiuc to J!o I-'noiiy.
"Do you know where you aro?" said
Judge Miller to day to Officer Bra lley,
who was on tho stand giving tustim my
agalrbt Emma Ruckert, charged with
runninc an unlicensed bar.
Attorney Shillington had just nsked
tho wilness not to stnrc so at the pii3
oner before the bar.
"Well, I will look at you, then, for
you aro so pretty," responded the offi
Tho Judge's remark brought tho
color to Bradley's face, and ho will in
tho future, no doubt, not be so smart.
Ho had a very narrow escape from a
$20 fine. As it was the testimony did
not show that Mrs. Ruckert had sold
beer in smaller quantities than a bottle,
which sho had a perfect light to do un
der her wholesalo license. The case
against her was dismissed.
ON OK TWO OFTEN.
DanRorlleld Continued to Trend on Hi
cecdlncly Dangerous Ground.
Robert Dangcrfleld, colored, was In
October last tried in tho Police Court
for embezzling $25 from J. W. Morgan
of 517 Ninth street. Through tho in
terccssion of Mr. Morgan, Judge Miller
suspended sentence, in hopes Robert
would mend his ways. ast night,
however, Dangcrfleld appropriated $14
moro belonging to Mr. Morgan, and the
latter had him in the Police Court
to-day. The prosecuting witness said
ho had missed other amounts, aggro
gating in all several hundred dollars.
The prisoner was sent to the grand
Washington's Nrclected Children,
The Mount Vernon Children's Indus
trial Home Society will hold a meeting
in behalf of the neglected children of
the city to-morrow evening at tho
Church of Our Fathers, corner of Thir
teenth and L streets northwest, at 7:30
p. in. Rev. Dr. Kent, tho pastor, Com
missioner Douglass, Rev. J. H. Brad
ford, lion, II. Moulton and Judge
Miller will speak. All who desiro to
save the hundreds of neglected children
and thus diminish disease, pauperism
and crime aro invited to bo present by
Mr. Cleone Daniels, secretary.
Ylrcinln Fichtlns Whisky.
Charles Simmons, Henry Einer and
Hetty lllllery wero arrested by Officer
Brown last night for creating a disturb
ance on tho freo bridge. They were all
pretty well loaded with Virginia I'ine
top julco and mado themselves very ob
noxious to tho other peoplo on the
bridge. Tho two men paid a flno of $5
each, and the woman forfeited $10
Acnes and tains all jield to tho pain
killing qualities of Salvation Oil. Price 25
Eminent men EdUon, discoverer of
telephones, and Dr, Bull of Cough Syrup
l'ntcli Ileleased From Custody.
"William J. Patch, who has been an
noying tho officers of tho Central Na
tional Bank, and who was required to
give a bond to behavo himself or go to
jail for ninety days, was released from
custody this morning. His mother fur
nished the necessary bond. Judge
Miller gave him some sound advice before-permitting
him to go.
ill Do Not Know n Greater Household
luxury than Atkinson's Cologne. For
twenty-five years I have never been with
l'ermlta to Uiilld.
Pcimlts wero issued to-day to tho
Acker estate to erect two brick dwell
ings on Second stieet northwest to cost
$10,000; to James Stewart to erect a
frame dwelling on Sumner avenue,
llillsdalo, to cost $400.
Three or n Kind.
To Now York In five hours. To Phila
delphia In two hours and fifty mtnutos, Tu
Baltimore lu forty-five minutes. Those ara
the fastest trains in America, and they ruo
via 1). & O. R. It.
Arrested for l'ollcy-Wrltluc
"William J. Mills was detected in tho
act of writing policy ii: Bates' alloy this
morning, and was arrested by Officer
Coghlll. Ho was locked up at tho Sixth
"A TJwrablees Fellow," Is I'astor E. Hez
Bwem'e subject Sunday night, 8 o'clock,
New Trnolts to lie laid In tlio Vicinity
The new railroad lino which tho B.
& O. Company is going to build in this
vicinity will start from tho neighbor
hood of Linden, on its Metropolitan
Branch in Montgomery County, to a
point on tho Potomac near Falls Run,
will commenco Just abovo. tho north
west boundary nf lbo District of Co
lumbia. A brldeo across tho Potoinao
thcro will only bo 1,300 or 1,400
feet long, and by kcoping
outsldo of tho District of Co
lumbia no Congressional legislation will
bo needed, Onco across tho Potomac
tho line is to curvo around to tho south,
and connect with tho Virginia Midland
at Alexandiia. A bridge abovo Wash
ington will bo abovo tho navlgablo
waters of tho Potomac and will not re
qulro tho consent of Congress, which
might tako several years If applied for,
Old Mr. Gnrrtlt has a plan for a lino
from Sllgo, in Maryland, to Fairfax
Station on tho Virginia Midland,
run CNiVEitSAi. vk.xok.
rrocriiminc or Thoio Who Favor Ar
bitration, Not Gunpowder.
Tho Universal Pcaco Union, as pre
viously announced in The GnmC, will
hold their sessions in this city on Mon
day and Tuesday wjt at tho First
Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Bart
lett, pastor. Tho members in this city
of the International Conference and all
of tho members of tho Woman's Na
tional Pi ess Association aro expected to
bo present. Tho Union will appoint
delegates to tho International Peace
Union in London.
President Harrison and his Cabinet
have been invited to attend the sessions
of tho Universal Peace Union, and
among tho speakers announced aro
Postmaster-General Wanamaker, Sen
ator Sherman, Representatives Hitt,
Kerr and McCrcary, Commissioner
Douglass, Rabbi Stern, Simon Wolf,
Alfred 11. Lovo, Amanda Dcyo, Min
ister Romero of Mexico, Belva A. Lock
wood, Levi K. Joslin. Jacob M. Troth.
Mrs. Ralston, Mina Vaille and others.
Dctnlls of tlio Great Event at Mil
waukee. ThcKnlghts of Pythias of this city
havo received officially from tho head
quarters at Indianapolis programmes
of tho exercises of tho Uniform Rank
of the world at tho Biennial Conclavo
to bo held in Milwaukee during the
second week of next July. Tho Knights
will co into camp on July 7; general
parade at 4 o'clock p. m. on tho 8th;
prize drill by divisions, general field
day, inspection and review on tho 0th;
dress parade and prize drills ont he 10th;
thesamo order on the 11th; conclusion
of prize drills, awarding of prizes and
bieaklng of camp on the 12th.
The pilzes ioffered by the citizens of
Milwaukee rango from 100 to $1,000.
The great city of tents will be arranged
free of cost by the citizens, and tho event
promises to bo tho most notable ono in
the history of tho Pythian order.
Somebody will get a pleasant lido and
also a gold watch chain and diamond locKet
on Jlay 29 AVaid excursion benefit.
I'aslor Sivcra'n Latest.
Second Babtist Church, Fourth street
and Virginia avenue southeast, E. Hez
Swcm, pastor, who has just returned
from Egypt and tho Holy Land,
preaches Sunday at 11 a. in. and 8 p. m.
Night subject: "A Thumbless Fellow."
In the Spring
Nearly overbody needs a good mcdlclno. Tho
Impurities which have accumulated In tho
blood d urine the cold months must bo ex
pelled or when tho mild days oomo and the
effect of bracing air Is lost tho body Is liable
to bo overcome by debility or somo sorlous
disease. The remarkable succoss ot nood's
Sarsaparllla and tho universal pratso It has
recolved make It worthy your confidence. It
Is tho "ideal Spring Medlolno." Try It this
That Tired Feci Ins:
''There is a largo and growing demand horo
for Hood's Sarsaparllla, the sales already ex
ceeding thoso of all other similar medicines
combined. I know of many oustomors who
have been greatly benefited by It and who
speak of nood's Sarsaparllla In tho highost
terms. I take two bottles myself every
spring and fall and It does mo moro good
than any other modlclno." A. G. Ruooes,
N. B. If you decide to take nood's Sarsa
parllla do not bo Induced to buy any other.
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for 85. Pre
pared only.bv C. I.. nOOD & CO.,Lowell,Mass.
100 Doses Ono Dollar
Directory of Lawyers and Law Firms
505 D street northwest,
Washington, D. C.
Webster Law Building.
Residence, 1218 H street northwest.
TTITEBB & WEBB,
ATTORNEYS ANB COUNSELLORS,
400 Fifth Street,
WASniNOTON, D. O.
nenry Randall Webb,
John bldney Webb. fob37,d&S.tl
921 and 823 41 St., Chaunooy Building, near
Louisiana avo., Washington, D, O.
Practices in the Courts of the District and ol
Princo George's County, Md. fc27-d&S,tI
SF. PHILLIPS. J. G. ZAOHRY.
F. D. McKENNKY.
P1IILLIP8, ZACnRY & McKENNEY,
Attorneys at Law,
fc27-0O Sun Building, F St.
T ALTHEUS JOHNSON,
fe27-dftstt 408 Fifth Stroot.
M'GILL & WALLACE,
1107 i: Ntrcet Nortlntcst.
The Oldest Established Printing House In
FACILITIES FOR GENERAL JOB WORK
UNSURPASSED BY" ANY UOUSB
IN TnE CITY.
A Special Lino ot tlio Latest Novelties in
Wedding Cards and Invitation Danco Pro
grammes, etc., with Envelopes to Hatch,
L.UGAI. AVOItK A Sl'KOIAIiTV
And Every Kind of Book Printing
Executed and at Lowest Rates,
TELEPHONE CALL, 062-2.
KERNAN'S NEW WASHINGTON TTIBA
THE. 11th St., south of I'onna. avo.
Ladles' Matinees Tuos., Tlmrs. and Sat.
Grand Farewell Porformanco of
Lester & Allen's Big Show,
Consolidated With tlio Famous;
KIRALFY PARISIAN BALLET TROUPE.
AltNOLD KirtALFY. STACIANO.
Grand corps do Ballot.
AnnloITart,Daly& novero, Clias. Hoywood,
Wmo. Albcrtlna, HlRhloys, Tommy O'Brien,
Hilton, Adolph, Poamnns, Electra.
hEoTKIl & ALLEN.
WKEK COMMENCING MAY 26.
Mdtineo Monday, Grand Testimonial
First Appcaranco In Washlnnton of
GRAND DOUBLE ATHLETIC AND
TnE GREATEST ATHLETIC SHOW.
SCHOOL OF ATHLETES,
Headed by tho Only
Tlio Invincible Champion, Who Fought a
JOHN L. SULLIVAN
And Who Will Glvo
To Any Man Who Wilt Stay Four Rounds
Champion Widdlo-WolBlit of Pennsylvania.
Champion Light-Weight of Pennsylvania.
Champion 123 Pounds.
JACK HART nnd JACKMAHBDEN,
AN UNPRECEDENTED BILL,
Includlnc Athletes of All Classes or Weights.
Tuesday Night McCaffrey vs. Ed. Roach.
" " -Mlloholl vs. Billy Young.
Wednesday Klght-Hart vs. Wilson of
Thursday Night nopper vs. Joe Flclden.
Saturday Night McCaffrey vs.Bllly McMillan
A GRAND AND EXCELLENT
SHEDMAN'S KUNO DROME.
Great BJondln and Riding Dogs.
WILLIAM J. MURPHY,
Tho LIphtnliiK Crayon Artist.
WATTS AND McQUADE,
n tho Funniest Act in the World.
The Only Banjo Player.
MISS MARIE MANSFIELD,
The Beautiful Terpslchoroan Queen.
A Host of Volunteers at tho Benefit
In Addition to tho Groat Show.
WOODWARD & LOTHROP,
Corner 11th and Fsts. n. w.
Roys' All-wool Two-piece Kilt Suits, ele
gantly mado and neat designs. Sizes Si and
3 years. Reduced to J2.60cach.
Roys' All-wool Cheviot Suits,. In plaited
and Norfolk styles, elegant patterns." Sizes
i to 13 years. Reduced to $1.73 caoh.i
Boys' Fine All-wool Cheviot Suits, In
plaids, stripes, etc., elegant workmanship
and perfect fit. Sizes 4 to 15 years. Ro
duccd to $5.75 each.
Boys' Fanoy-strlped Outing Waists. Sizes
B to 11 years. Reduced to 35c each, 3 for $1,
Boys' Flno Fancy Unlaundcred ForcalOj
Waists, 4-ply collars and cuffs, extra nook
band. Sizes 5 to 12 years. Reduced to Wo
Boys' "Mother's Friend" Whlto Unlaun
dered Waists, 4-ply linen collars and cuffs.
Sizes 4 to 13 years. Reduced to GOo each.
Boys' Mother's Friend" Fancy Laundered
Tercale Waists, With sailor collars. Sizes
4 to 14 years. Reduced to 75c and St each.
Boys' Jersey Waists. Sizes !J to 8 years.
Reduced to 81.25, si. DO and $1,75 each.
Boys' "Jlother'a Friend" Flannel Waists,
In navy blue, fancy stripes and plaids and
plain colors. Sizes 5 to 14 .years, Reduced
to $1.50 each.
WOODWARD & LOTHROP,
Corner lllh and F Sls.N.W.
milB NORWOOD INSTITUTE.
Kxtractfrom a private Utter:
"In reply to your requost for my advloo as
to a good sohool for your daugntor, I oan
with confidence reoommend Mr. and Mrs.
Cabell's Norwood Instltuto, in Washington,
D. O, The standard of scholarship thora is
high, the instruction thorough und tho Influ
ences good. L. (J. O. Lakxb.
Justice U. 8. Supremo Court."
The school opens Sept. 80, tras&d&stt
ALBAUGH'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE
SUNDAY, MAY 26,
at "8 P. M.
Both Bond' on tho Stngoat tho SamoTlmcf
und Playing Alternate Numbcre.
FRIOES.'U and S1.S0. Admission, St.
Box Otnco Open at 0:30 a.m.
ALBAUGn'S GRAND OPERA'HOUSE.
Farewell of tho
TO-NIGHT AT 8:15,
Next Week Lamont Opera Co. In ERMIN1E,
HEATS NOW ON SALE.
GILMORE'S UNRIVALED MILITARY B A W,
With tho Famous Gllmoro Soloist",
MISS IDA KLEIN, Soprano.
MR. WM. J. LAVIN, Tenor.
MR. EDWARD J. O'M iHONY,
Tho Celebrated Irish American Basso
Reserved xeats. SI and 75c; admission, Wo.
Tlckots at Mctzorotfs, 1110 V st.
A LBAUGH'S GRAND OPER-IIOUSE.
SEATS ARE NOW ON SALE
LAMONT OPERA COMPANY
Commencing MONDAY, MAY 20.
Reserved Scats Mo. and 73c.
"EW NATIONAL THEATRE.
ON MONDAY, MAY 20.
PRIMROSE fit WEST'S
Presenting tho Public's Favorlto Comedians,
BARNEY FAGAN, tho Original BIG FOUR
Scats now on sale. my,3t
"VpW NATIONAL THEATRE.
JUNE a ,AND 3 TWO NIGHTS.
Commencement Exercises and Dramatlo
Entertainment by tho
MARTYN COLLEGE DF ELOCUTION
ACADEMY OF ACTfflG.
Humorous and DramattoRecItatlons; Clas
8lo Pantomime; Fencing Battle; Greek Statu
ary; Contest In Gesture; Floating Vision
Scenes; Now and Beautiful Attitudes In Cos
tume, with calcium effects, aided by musical
selections; "A Sailing Soeno," muslo by Pro
fessor Sonsa, who will personally lead the
orchestra during its rendition; "How Grand
ma Danced tho Minuet." "Tlio Pamino," with
Tragedy and Comedy.
Scenes from the following plays: "Ingo
mar" tflower tci-ne); "Romeo and Jullot"
(as deciphered by Ignatius Donnelly); "Nell
Owyiin" (a stage upon a stage); "Meg
Merlllcs" (entlie): "Macbeth" (murder
scene); "Leah, tho Forsaken" (death sceno);
"namlet" (Ophelia In the mad soeno).
This college will graduato this year some
of tho best professional talont In the Unltod
Complimentary tickets must bo cxchangocl
for reserved seats.
Tho latter may bo obtained for 2T and 50
cents at W. G. MBTZEROTT & CO.'d, 1110 P
St. n. w.
Summer courses In Elocution cost from SI
upward. Circulars now ready at the Colleze,
C1412thst.n. w. All persons who enter tho
summer class on or before June 2 are fur
nished the best orchestra obalrs FREE lor
thoentertalnments at tho theatre.
HARRIS' BIJOU TnEATRB.-Weck Com
mencing Monday, May 19, engagement
of the distinguished emotional and tragio
In Her Great Play,
EAST LYNNS; on Tim ELOrEMKXT.
PA. AVE., NEAR11TH ST,
Monday, May 10, and during tho week.
BAKER & DALY'S SPECIALTY CO.
Franco & Delmay's Dramatlo Company.
Minstrels Olio Sparring
Matinees, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday. Admission at night, 10.20, ao ana
50o. Matinees, 10, 20 and 8O0.
Is tho Grcatost of All Musical Instruments
Because it performs any maslo
from a waltz or a ballad to an
ovortnre or a symphony more
beautifully and moro nearly
perfect than any other slnglo
Tho Aeolian is not mechanical, but tho
manipulation of it is so simple that a person
canlctrn to play It with from ono tothreo
weeks' practice. 7our visit to see this in
strument will bo esteemed a favor at
E. F. DROOP'S,
025 PA. AVE.,
Eolo Agent for Stoluway and Other First'
Class Pianos and Organs.
T WILLIAM LEB
(Successor to Henry Lee's Sons),
333 PENN. AVENUE N. W.,
Branch office, 198 Maryland avo. s, w,