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8TU YEAlt---WirOL13 NO. 5,352.
WASHINGTON, I). C, TUESDAY EVENING, OOTOUKlt 0, 3885.
PllICE TWO CKNTS.
. cB'Tl VflfS
Ttl6 36 C 0
WOODWAKD & LOTIIROP.
Just as We Said.
A fow days ago vc adver
tised Blankets, and men
tioned the fact that it was
not policy to await the com
ing of "Jack Frost" before
making your purchases.
Now he is here, and in honor
of his coming wc shall inau
;i:.:. nr.('iA.i. w.'.Ji::
HtiArmilTH AM) COail'OJITKItS.
We would have our cus
tomers know that this stock,
though lately received, was
contracted tor in tne sum
mer, during the depressed
state of the market, and be
fore the advance in wool,
which to us was a saving of
from io to 20 per cent., the
benefit of which we propose
to give our customers.
If we were obliged to buy
now we could not possibly
offer the inducements here
with extended to our pat
rons. A good 10-1 Whlto Wool Dlankot lor Si.TJ
A better 1M Whlto Wool lllankotlor S1.25
A lino 10-1 nil-Wool Scarlet Dlankot, worth
$1X0, for St per pair.
A nno 11-1 Whlto nil-Wool Blanket, valued
at SO, for 55 per pair.
An excellent I'M Whlto Wool Dlankot (nolo
size), worth 87.10, for 80 per pair.
An elegant oxtrn largo (l!M) "California"
lllankct, actually worth 813.30, for $10 per
There is none better than
the "California" Blanket ;
the wool is in it, the make,
finish, durability, looks, also;
in fact everything is there
that constitutes a Blanket
"as is a Blanket."
ATI! ALSO IIAVi: AN HI.I-XIANT 1.INI5
WJIITJlfc FANCY CKI1I WjANICIITS,
Which woshall mark at prices consistent with
thonbovcinll sizes; Sl.W, Si, Si.73, S3, S1.30
to S3.S3 per pair.
Gray Wool Blankets for
the car-driver to wrap around
him, for the sailor, soldier
and the servant.
A good Gray Blanket for
i. We cannot buy it to
day at wholesale for less.
200 pairs ol fine 7-pound
Silver Gray Wool Blankets
lor $2,501 worth $3. Would
cost to-day at wholesale
334C Per P0U1U1'
Am. Chintz Comforters,
Turkey Red Comforters,
Colored Silesia Comforters,
Fancy Sallcen Comforters,
Sat teen and Silk "Eider
Comforters at 50c, '90c,
$1, $1.15, $1.25 up to $20
What you want expect to
find here, and at prices to
suit ; besides, if you see the
same Comforter or Blanket
elsewhere at a lower price,
bring ours back and get the
An excellent Comforter is
the "Medallion Centre;" is
of a handsome and peculiar
design, with a large wheel
pattern in the centre and
fancy scroll work stitching
throughout, leaving no room
or chance for an accumula
tion of the "batting" in one
part or corner. Only Three
We would mention the
fact that the finer grades of
our Comforters are filled
with the "Western Star Bat
ting," and arc made in the
most thorough manner, sew
ed with heavy thread to pre
vent running to pieces or
gathering in the corners.
(Third Hour; tuUi tho clorntur.)
WOODWARD & L0THR0P,
Boston Dry Goods Houso
oxii iMtioi: o.m.y,
tl l'Mlll. AVC. Ul I) HtlCOt
Dcculations in Regard to tho Civil
CABINET MEETING TO-DAY.
Presidential Postmasters ani Ofair A
THE SPANISH TREATY.
How lliu Now Hprrlut Delivery Hui'vkui
THE UTAH COMMIS3ION.
'f ho President to-ilay appointed :
llecilveisof public moneys Samuel I..
tlllheit, nt Wichita, lCnu.; William 0. Jor
dan, nt Montgomery, Ala.; Oliver Shannon,
North l'lntlc, Neb,; Samuel 11. Fowler,
llcglslersof land offices William Novllle,
nl Noith l'lattc, Neb.; B. T. Ilurteli. Valen
Postmasters W. 0. UtitN, Valley Fulls,
Kim.; S. A. Jacobs, Chlcopco, .Mum.; Win.
Mllncr, Carei svllle, (In.; A. II. Story,
Dixon, Cnl.; Charles Docrr, Fort Madison,
Iown; W. II. Latum, (llnsgow, .Mo.; T. .1.
Lime, (Irccnvlllo. Fa.; A. 1". Sharp, Mc
Cook, Neb.; (I. W. Sam, Nlckcrson, Kan,;
.1. 1'. Alcorn, Kinsley, Kan.; liobcrt Duma,
Houston, Texas; .1. 1). Fugate, Newton,
Kan.; It. W. Chirk, Jacksonville, Fl.i.;
liobeit Simpson, Wheeling, W. Vn. This
list represents only two suspensions, up
poliitiuents to tho other places having been
caused cither by resignation, expiration ot
commission or tho fact that tho ofilco had
Tlio Utah Commission. Tho Indian
Department Is Informed that tho Utah Com
mission, which has been In session at Salt
.ako City, bnvo adjourlied to meet In this
city on the "0th Instant.
Tho Sultan's Sanity. At tho legation
In this city tho report that tho Sultan of
Turkey Is becoming Insane Is denounced ns
maliciously false. It Is stated that tho
Sultan Is active and energetic and In good
Arranging for tho Crulaora' CJun3.
Lieutenant-Commander Henry W. I.you Is
at the Navy-Yard, from tho South Uostou
Iron Works, on ofllclal business relating to
tho brccch-loadlng steel guns for tho new
ciulscrs. IIo will bo hero until Thursday.
Tho Cabinet Moating. All tho mcin
1 crs of the Cabinet, oxcept Secretary Whit
ney, were piescnt at tho regular meeting
to-day. Tho outlines of a commercial treaty
with Spain are said tohavobcen considered,
as well as some Interior Department ques
tions. Success of tho Spocltil Dellvory. Tho
rostofilco Deplirtmcnt has received n num
ber of leports from postmasters nstotho
first three days' working of tho special do
llvery service. Tlio reports show that tho
system Is receiving support and Indicate
that It will bo fairly successful.
Minister Fostor'a Successor. A gen
tleman who called at tho State Department
yesterday on Spanish-American business
claims to have bcon Informed that Minister
Foster's successor has been fully deter
mined uiion, that ho Is from a Southern
State, anil that tlio name will noon be an
nounced. Tho Spanish Commorcltil Troaty.
Minister Foster has been at tho Stato De
partment several hours slnco his return.
Although ho and tho Department ofllclnls
aro very reticent It Is generally understood
that ho believes that lie lias succeeded In
securing tho framo work of an Important
Cominls3lonor Thoman'a Iteslgnatlon.
A gentleman, well qualified to speak on
tho subject, Is authority for tho statement'
that tho Vrcsldcnt considers that Commis
sioner Thomau's resignation Is In his hands.
Early In Uio administration Mr. Tlionun
gave the President to understand that his
catenation was forthcoming whenever
Tlio Alabama Court. Tlio Alabama
Com t heard mid took under advisement
twcnty-nlno catcs yesterday and dismissed
forty-four. Thirty cusos aro set for to-day and
all coses not ready when reached will bo
dismissed lllgld nilos havo been adopted
to mold delay and secure, It possible, action
on all of tho 1,401 cases remaining to be
acted upon before December 31.
Not Jiulgro Fleming. Tho President lias
written a letter to ono of tho Indorscrs of
Judge Fleming, who has recently resigned
tho associate Justiceship of Now Mexico,
expressing his regret at tho resignation, and
effectually doing nway with any suspicion
that this was tho Judicial appointment about
which tho now famous condemnatory cor
A Pcnalon Ruling. Tlio Commissioner
of Pensions lias mlod that no man against
whom thero is a charge of desertion can bo
placed on the pension list. He 6uys: "Tho
fact that an occasional cao of hardship may
arise under this ruling does not enlarge the
power of tho Commissioner nor change the
law that governs him and tho claimants
alike. Nor is it belloved that any case will
ailto where relief will bo refused by tho
Secretary of War, when It should bo
Troasury Chaiifroo, Mr. A. 1). Dlckor
6ou of New Jersey has been appointed ehlof
of a division In the ofilco of tho Comp
troller of tho Currency, vico F. A. .Miller,
resigned, Mr. Diekerson was recently ap
pointed chief of a division in the Sixth
Auditor's ofilco. Tho Secretary of tho
Treasury has appointed James E. Hender
son to bo keeper of tho llfo-savlng station
at Sturgeon Point, Michigan. 'Uio (lover
norof California has notlllcd tho Secretary
of the Treasury that ho has dclgnatcd Dr.
W. F. McAllister in Commissioner of Emi
gration at tho puit of San Francisco.
Tho Civil Bervlco Commission.--It Is
now said that tho resignation of Judge
Thulium of tho Civil Service Commission
will be placed in tho President's hands
within a few days, or as soon as the Judge
airlvcs In the city. Although Judge Tho
man Is a Democrat, It is uudorslood that
the President wants to mike n clean sweep
of tho commission, because tho member.
have been 60 severely criticised by tho pros
and public men of the country. There Is
much speculation as to tho complexion of
the new commission, and tho general opin
ion Is that the resident will have a dlllleiilt
task In getting men of large calibre to tike
on ofllee that pays only 3,ufll) per year.
Ono of tho reports In connection with Idling
tho places Is that ox-Sceieturv Sohur. will
Io nsked to take tho presidency of tin cimi
mitsloii, Such an appointment n this
would subject tho recipient to a heavy lire
fioin Uio Democratic ptess, It Is said, and
tliein me politicians us well as icfomiors
who never would cease etltlclslng wcro Mr.
Sebum to climb Into the position, As tho
law Implies Hint there shall bo two Uanio
crate mid ono licpublleau, a question would
nrlto lit once tt6 to Mr. Selling's political
Identity. Somo people would call him a
"Mugwump;" Hepulilteaiis, In view o( his
attltudo In the last campaign, would disown
him as n licpublleau, and Democrats might
not I o willing to havo him credited mn
Dcmociat. J ho general opinion seems to
bo Hint tlio President will liavo to molds
wits to find nblo men who will accept, mid
who will at tho samo tlnto bo acceptable to
PntentH to Wtishlnuton People.
Patents as follows were Issued to ro3ldeuts
of the District lo-dnys 0. Madison Alexan
der, Hrlahtwood, for n horseshoe; Edwanl
Chun, Wellington, assigns to himself and
A. II. Clinic, irfstroilng Inserts; F. W.
Crrie, Washington, power press; .Maurice
Jojtc, Washington, stereotype block.
Minor ond Personal.
Tho Patent Ofilco to-day Issued!" patents,
trade malks and labels.
First Assistant Postmastor-tlcnir.U
Stevenson Is expected to return next Mon
day. Mr. J. W, McKnlght, who was recently
postal card agent at Castlcton, N. V,, Is not
the Indicted contractor of this city as has
Mr. Harry llrynn, prlvats secretary to
Secretary Ilayanl, left this afternoon for
New Yoik city onolllclnl business for tho
nil: AiiMY ami A'.irr.
Notes of Intnrrst to tlio Service I'rnm
nil Alone tlio I. Inc.
Tlio Hint foul arrived at Panama rest or
day. Tho Navy Department Is Informed of tho
arilvul of tlio French gunboat lionet at Now
1'lrst Lieutenant Henry P. Kingsbury,
Sixth Cavalry, has been granted twenty
Major llcnnctt A. Clement", surgeon, left
Fott Leavenworth last Filday on fifteen
Tho Yantlc. which Is now nt tho Navy
Yard here, will bo put out of commission
Major Francis S. Dodge, paymaster, has
been grunted leave for a month from San
Major John C. Dales, Twentieth Infantry,
arrived at Fort Mngliinls, Montana, on
Thursday, fiom leave.
Lieutenant James V.. Mackllu, Klcvciith
Infantry, Is recorder of the retiring board
at Fort Leavenworth.
Captain Harmony, whoso promotion to
llioiankof commodoro took plaeo to-day,
hnsicturiicd to the city.
Lieutenant Henry P. Kingsbury, Sixth
Cavalry, has been granted twenty days'
leave from Fort Wlngate, New Mexico.
Captain (leorgo M. Downey, Twcilty-llrst
Infantry, has been granted sick lcavo for a
month fiom Fort D. A. ltusscll, Wyoming.
Lieutenant Charles 11. Kwlng, assistant
surgeon, has been relieved fiom duty nt
Fort Stanton, Now Mexico, and oidcrcd to
Lieutenant Kvau M. Johnson, Tenth In
fantry (recently promoted fram sergeant),
has reported at his new station at Fort
union, .cw .Mexico.
Lieutenant Judd of tho navy will prob
ably lo placed upon the retired list at nn
early day, as tho hopes for Ills recovery of
his lueutiil faculties aro not strong.
Mnlor John II. Myrlck, captain Third
Atlllfcrv. who was lecentlv relieved from
duty on tlcnernl Terry's staff, rejoined his
battery at Foit McIIcnry yesterday.
Most of. tho moultors now lying at City
Point, In tho James Itlvcr, need extensive
repairs, and they will bo sent to various
navy-yards next spring to havo them made.
Major Daniel (1. Caldwell, Burgeon, has
been transferred from Fort Laramlo to Fort
D. A. ltusscll, Wyoming, exchanging sta
tions wilh Captain Louis Urechcniln, assist
ant surgeon. ,
Captain (lllbcrt K. Overton, Sixth Cav
alry, has reported at llaltimoro as recruit
ing olllcer lor mounted troops, relieving
Captain Stevens T..Norvell, Tenth Cavalry,
who left thero Sunday for his station at Fort
Captain Fred C. Alnsworth, assistant sur
geon, has been relieved, from duty ns post
surgeon at Fort Mcintosh, Texas, under
his orders from the War Department, nnd
Captain John II. iSartltolf Is ordered there
fiom Fort llluggold.
First Flcutenant Louis II. Slrother, First
Infant rv, who has recently been at Cul
peper, va., on leave, passed through Fort
Leavenworth last Thursday en routoto Join
tho company to which ho was promoted
last week at Foit Verde, Arizona.
Tho general court-martial at Fort Meade,
Dakota, of which Lieutenant-Colonel
Joteph 0. Tllford, Seventh Cavalry, was
president, bus been dissolved. Lieutenant
Heibcitd. Squlers, Seventh Cavalry, who
was tried for disrespectful languago to Cap
tain Ilonry Jackson, same regiment, was
acquitted of tho charm.
General Terry has gruntod furloughs to
Seigeaut Charles Palmer, Company K, Sev
enteenth Infantry, for three months; Cor
poral Patrick Dourko, Company (1, Fifth
Infantry, two mouths; Prlvato Charles
lloser, Company 11, Eloventh Infantry, two
months, and Prlvato .Michael Kciiney, Com
pany F, Seventeenth Infantry, thirty days.
Naval Orders: Lieutenant-Commander
Edwin S, Houston, ordered to tho Norfolk
Navy-Yard; Passed Assistant Engineer
ltobertT. Denlg, Assistant Engineer Wm.
F. E. Hiissou mid Charles A. E. King and
CaipcntcrOould Northrop, ordered to tho
llrookljii; Chief Engineer Samuel T. P.
Ayres, detached from duty at Chester anil
oideicd to the llrooklyu; (iiiimer John J.
Walsh, from tho Washington Navy-Yard to
tho llrnokljii; licur-Ailiulral Phelps, ro
tiitil, granted ono year's leave with per
mission to go abroad; Naval Cadet F. C.
Fait fax, resigned; Naval Cadets J. C.
Snltrraud W. II. Allen, dropped on account
of physical illsqiialllleations.
An luklliii; nf Cmmiilxiloiu'i' Hpurlcs'
(leneral Sparks, Commissioner of tho
Oencral Land Ofllee, was hard at work on
his annual report to-day and did not want
to talk about it. Ho vouchsafed tho hint,
however, that tho progress ho had thus far
mado hud Involved n vast amount of labor,
anil that thero would be somo startling
news In It when It Is mado public. Acting
on this hint a representative of Tin: dime
learned from another source that tho start
ling facts forthcoming aro to bo In relation
to tho land grant railroads. The Commis
sioner has had a largo foreo of clerks at
woil; adjusting these grants, and the dis
covery has been made that no road
has l con found to have less land
than Its grant called for. All have mote,
and many of llieiii far more than they nro
entitled to. Tho Atchison, Topcka it
Sanln Fe I load hnsmnro thanhals a million
cei es In excess of Its grant. Tho Winona
cc St. Pttcr Itoad In Minnesota has -100,(1:1;)
i.cies over mid above Its grant, mid the St.
Paul & Bloux City iioad has also a largo
Maps havo been made showing how falso
lines, liavo been mil. It Is understood that
tho lepurt will iccoiumciid the Institution of
suits against thesa roads on the part of the
(ovirmiieut, which, In time, will open the
door for numerous suits on tho part of set
lieu who havo bought relinquishments of
thu n.llioad people. '
TO SKOUlli: IMIMIOT.
IVeil nf Trust Kxrctitcil l,j- tlio I'nltml
Mutes I'liietilo I.IkIiMiik Company,
llceoid was ninilo to-day of a dcedof trust
exeiuted by the I'nlted Statos Electric
Lighting Company to S. W. Tullock, John
J. Johnson and M. (I, Emery, Jr., on the
clu'tilcalclicultsof tho former, valued at
HtXl.OCO; two Ido steam engines, ouo Now
Yoik safety engine, and other machinery
valued .it f lO.TOO, to seciiro tho payment of
tho II it-1 mortgage bonds of the company,
dated July 1, It!, iiniouullng to $7U,O0i),
with Interest, nnd miming for llfteen years,
I)i:ti:ctivi: Cox to-day arrested a colorod
woman, named Louisa Jackson, for steal
ing ijJX'O from Mary Duekclt.
OUR OIVIO GALLERY.
The Government's Attorney for tho
District of Columbia,
A Vulcriinoldlfr. n (limit Lawyer, mill
mi Impartial rriiscctitor.
Augustus: 8. Woi'tliliiglon, Untied
f-lntcs District Attorney In mid for tlio
District of Columbia, l u geiilluinenof
youthful nppunrmiCL', medium height,
plcnfnnt features, hlnck hnlr, Bldo
whiskers nnd mustache. Ho Is about
10 years of ago nnd was horn nt rails
ton, Denver County, Vn. Ills parents
icmovcd lo Stcubciivlllc, Ohio, during
AfOTSTl'S 8, WUUTIIIMITOtf,
lils Infancy, and, after leaving tho public
schools, lie went to work In a factory In
which Ids father owned a pait Interest.
When tho war broke out ho enlisted, at tho
nee of 18, ns a pilvato In tho Nluety-elghtli
Ohio Infantry, received a wound In tho
rleht side at tlio terrible slaughter at Perry
vllle, Ky., October S, lSii'J, and served
under Sherman In tho Atlanta campaign,
being again wounded during tho assault on
Kcnesnw Mountain Juno 27, 18(11, whero ho
lost n leg, Ho was mustered out of tho ser
Ico ns n lieutenant-colonel,
Alter his return to Steubcnvlllc, Secre
tary Stanton tendered him a clerical bosl
llon In tho War Department in June, 180J,
which ho accepted. In October of thosamo
year ho look up tho study of law nt tho law
school of Columbian university In this
city. During tholmpeachiiicnt proceedings
against President Andrew Johnson, bolng
an clllclcnt stenographer, ho acted In that
capacity for lion. John A, Hlngham of the
piosccutlon. Ho graduated at tho law
school with the class of l?ii?, and was ad
mitted to tho bar of this District shortly
afterward. In August, 18"(), ho formed a
partnership with the latoE. L. Stanton, son
of tlio late Sccictary of War, Edwin M.
Stanton, and after his partner's death, In
1877, formed a new copartnership with Mr.
J. C. llcald, tho present member of tho Inw
llim of Woithlimton it lleald.
Mr. Worthlngton Is married, his wlfohav
liiff been Miss Starr of .Medina, N. Y. Mr.
"i orthlngton Is recognized as an nblo law
yer, Mauds high In tho estimation of Ills
fellow members of tho legal profession nnd
cnjnjs tho respect of tho community nt
large. IIo lias now been district nttornoy
for nearly two years and has earned tlio re
putation of being n most faithful and vigor
ous prosecutor,' being nt tlio samo tliiio
chaaicterlzcd by llrmuess and Impartiality
In presenting Ills cases. It Is well known
that If satlslledn doubt exists of tlio guilt
of the party placed at tho bar for trial and
tho testimony docs not clear nway that
doubt, ho will not pres3 for conviction.
Since entering upon tho duties of tho odlco
ho has appeared In a number of Important
cases, In all of which ho has acquitted him
self with commendation nnd established
hlinelf ns nn nblo olllcor of tlio government
and faithful representative of Its Interests.
so-imsu TO SAV. ""
Mi. Kmiitiill (,r 1'i'iiiii.yltiiiilii ill tlio
Statements concerning tlio where
abouts nnd intentions of thu Hon, Sam
uol .7. Handnll Hint nppenrcd In tho
morning papers were rather dllllcull to
reconcile. Oue item was to the circct
Unit ho was again In falling health;
(mother that hu would remain near
Philadelphia for somo lime, and would
therefore not bo In Washington In the
near future; mid still another that ho was at
tho National Hotel, The latter proved to
bo tho only correct statement of tho three
Mr. llandall arrived at tho National last
evening, nnd ho has been keeping eloso to
hl8ioom ever since, and apparently not
very anxious to see visitors. An effort to
Intel view him was u total failure. Tho
well-known Pennsylvania high protective
tnilfT Democrat poslthely refused to talk,
sending back word that "ho had nothing
whatever to say."
It was learned, however, that so far ns
outsldo appearances go Mr. llandall Is not
in falling health, ltolssaid lo bo looking
as well us usual, and his appetite Is good,
IIo is so iioii-conmuuilcatlvo that no ouo yet
Knows how long ho proposes to remain In
Washington or what brought him here.
ir.tf ix Tin: at in.
An I'M'lli'il aloethi): nf Company 11,
Ciipllnl Clly (Siiimlx.
The armory of Company 11, Capital City
(iiiards, presented n wnillko scene last
night. The question of consolidating with
C'ompniiy A was being discussed at thu
time, and was tho occasion of tho outbreak.
An olllcer of tho company stated tja Cmric
reporter this afternoon that September US
tlio company resolved to consolidate with
Company A, from whom thoy split In 18SJ.
Tho resolutions were transmitted to Coin
puny A, and n favorable response was re
ceived by thu committee, who were to re
port last night, but a certain crowd of ob
structionists prevented tlio committee from
leportlnir. The crowd liecamo excited, and
razors and pistols were drawn ami some of
tho meuibcis hud to be restrained from
Jumping out of tho windows. According
to tho statements of members of the com
pany thero has been a groat deal of dis
satisfaction between Captain dray mid tho
mcinleis. Some of the shakos were sur
icptltloiisly icmovcd from tho armory, on
C stiect, near Sixth, at a Into hour last
nluht by the members who want to leave.
Hull AgnliiM Iblltoi' l.uliinielicii'.
Dnil.lN, Oct. 0. Alderman Harris to-d.iy
appllcd for and ollalncdu writ of procedure
fiom one of tho magistrate of this city
against Henry Labouehere, editor of the
Luidon Truth, whom tho plalutllt charges
with hn lug libelled him In his paper, lit
his ullMavh Mr. Harris alleges that 1MI
tcr I.aboiiiheroocciised him ol bolngn party
to sevcuil questionable money transactions.
Damages aro placed at f.'W.OiX).
A IVniTl'iil Humor Confli'iiieil.
lli'Hi.lN, Oct. 0. Tho report that tlio dis
pute between (leimiiuy nnd Spain over tho
Ciuollno Islands has been amicably settled
Is confirmed. It Is said that Prince Ills
inarck will speedily ofllelally announce tho
leimsof the agreement in order to soothe
any iinnoyaiifo the Pope may outert.ila by
not being consulted.
Tin Villi lcctliicir llm Ciipllnl llleyole
The fall meeting of the Capital lllcyclc
Club nt Athletic Park yesterday was a do
cldcd success In point of nltcndauco and
Tho contest was opened with a Ihreo-iullo
Inp-rncc, J. C. V. Smith, W. E. Crist nnd
I.. J. llnibcr on Columbia wheels, and 0. E.
Klugo on n Star machine, being the con
testant. Crist enmn out tho victor. The
tltno wns(l:S7S, Klugo crossing the lino US
The second raco of ono mile, for club
mcmtei, w.iscontcled by P. 8. llrown, L.
P. Stufferle, L. J. llarbcr and II. L. Snod
derly. Tlmo-IIrown, a.Oftl; llarbcr, !t:0 IJ.
Tho onc-nillo race, open for novice,
slnited with J. Antrum, (I. E. Strnttim, S.
E, Cole, F. Ilradford, M. 8. Olds, ll. H.
Orove, L. M. Hopkins and II. K. Lamb as
participants. Lamb won In U:, Olds fol
lowing, two seconds behind.
In tho flvenillo race, W. E. Crist, II. W.
Hauim and Howell Stcwnit entered for tho
Flint Challenge Cup. Crist caiuo In first In
lftftfH and Iliiima second In KhlllJ.
P. 8. llrown, II. L, Snoddcrlv, P. I.. Sent
fcrle. L. J. llarbcr, and 0. E. Klugo entered
for tho one-mile race, open to nil. Klugo
won In Si.ViJ, lliown four seconds behind.
ll. W. Hoiuia, W. E. Crist, Howell Stew
art and L. J. liarber entered for the two
inllo inco for tho Woodward it I.othrop
Cup. Cilst won easily In th'JJJ, llnnna
In the seventh race, a half inllo, open to
all. Klugo won by I :'!, llrown 1:'JS,
The two-mllo lap, open to nil, was won
by Crist In (1:17. '
Tho hnlf-mllo tandem trlcyclo raeo was
won by Davis and Church In 1:17; llrown
and Cienhaw, IwOJ,
The one-tnlle race, for Safely bicycles,
was won by Cilst In 11.07.
Tho noteworthy features of the races yes
tculay were tlio defeats of Ilaiinn nnd the
Victories of Crist.
Cilst carried oft both cups, and Washing
ton comes lo tho fiiuit In bicycling ns well
as In aquatics and baseball. If Crist lakes
care of himself his nanio will become as
familiar nil over tlio country as Heiidce's Is
uow. iioiso wouuer tor a man so young,
and In tho live-mile raco showed that ho had
staying qualities as well ns speed.
MnlkOlds mado n gallant fight In tho
race for novices, and had ho not looked
around so much might havo won. Another
year will Improve him.
Klugo will make a very fast man.
The Nationals wero beaten yesterday nt
llnlllmore, though they outplayed their op
ponents. O'Day was very effective. Tlio
rnln to-day will prevent tho clubs coming
together, but to-morrow, If pleasant, tho
Nationals will take snect revenge.
Tho scores yesterday wero Il.iltlmore-Nn-llonnl.
-1 to:!; Athletle-llrooklyn, '.) to 1;
Cluclnnntl-St. Louis, 4 to 3; New York
Chlcngo, 7 to D; Newnrk-T'rentoii, 1 to 8.
Tin first raeo to-day ut Jerome Is con
slderiibl, mixed up. Somo good two-year-olds
ale in light with old hoiscs. Of the
lot, however, tlio old veterans Strathspey
or Pcilclis should win. Second race, Petti
coat; third luce, Pontlac or Stono Iluck;
fourth race, llecl-iiud-Tcej fifth race,
Tiibltha or .Mary Hamilton.
At Covington First race, .Mocking lllrd
or Mellowing; second race, llcrmlne; third
race, Lady Wayward; fourth race, Sis
lllmyar or Wiiddell Uryaut; fifth race,
Judge Jackson or (Juy.
The famous old raco horse, Parole, will
appear on the raco course for tho last tlmo
at Jerome Pai Icon October 37. Mr. Pierre
Loilllard has presented him to Dr. James O.
fJrceu, the starter of tlio races at Jcromo
Pail;. Paiolo will henceforth bo used as n
The first contingent of hoiscs that will
tako part In tlio Jockey Club races took up
their quarters at the Ivy City track this
morning. It was tho stablo of Joseph Mc
Mahon. In this lot nro 1' rankle 1)., Swift,
Frank Ward, L'berto, Joo .Mitchell, mid
tlnco otlieis. None of these, will be sent to
Uio llaltimoro meeting. Theycnmo direct
from Jcromo Park, .Morris it Patton's
horses, Including Ilersau and Favor, will ar
rlvo on Tuesday next.
An I'nllcciiNi'il E.lvcry 3Inu.
The livery men In tlio west end of tho
city nto very much annoyed by tho reopen
ing of the season on the part of their ilv.il,
tho llrltlsh Minister's coachman. Last
sluing, mid, In fuel, nil through the pre
ceding winter nnd autumn, this enterprising
ranchman did n good business In letting sad
dle horsis to careful swells at reduced rates,
nnd tho livery men wero hopping mad be
cause he had no taxes or license to pay,
while they had to compete with him under
tho disadvantage of heavy llccno fees, ite.
Their complaints, however, lcsulted only In
n cessation of business during the summer
absence of tho swells, for their voices are
now lifted up again against this alleged
trespass on the part uf tho Queen's subject.
Kcntoiu'c.d foi Assaults.
After spending u night In their room the
petit Jury, In the case of Alexander Jones
and James Sharp, charged with assault on
a coloied girl named .Mary Washington
with Intent to commit rape, this morning
bi ought lun verdict of guilty with a recom
mendation to tho mercy of tho court. Jones
Icing Iho chief offender, got thrco years
and Shaip eighteen mouths lit the peniten
tiary. AKcnt K)',V tti'tnliied.
The rouunltteo on olllco-rooms and agents
of tho Society for tho Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, teslaiied yesterday on account
of dissatisfaction with Agent Koy, nnd a
now committee wns organized, with Mr. C.
A. Walter as rluilriii.ni. Air. Koy was cou
suicil firceitain alleged mistakes In tho
dlscliargo of his duty and will bo retained.
The (itj'ri (arbago.
Health Officer Towiishcnd has written to
thu Commissioners a letter on the collection
of tho city's garbage, advising that SSJO.OOO
boosked fiom Congress for tlio purpose,und
that the contractor bo required to collect
ashes, mid that the contract bo made for 5
city ii'JJ'J a'otj:s.
Items oT Minor liiipoi'tiineo Gloiiuoil
rroin I lie Courts.
ltudolpli Von Ilaron was charged In tho
Cilminnl Court this afternoon with obtain
ing $11.75 fiom Daniel C. Harrison upon
Justice I Ingner to-d.iy directed a rulo to
Issue upon William II. liodcy to show cause
by October It why he should not bo pun
ished forcoiitemptin fulling to comply with
the oriier of the Court. In July last Laura
Virginia liodcy obtained ndlvorco from W.
II. (iodey, wns given the custody of their
child, nnd he was directed to pay her i-yri a
month alimony, lfi n mouth for tho sup
port of their child and SIM solicitor's fees,
Ho lias not compiled with the order, henco
Marriage licenses have been Usued as
follows: C. II, Smith of Aloxandila, Va.,
and Nellie l.lpphood of this city; E. II.
Hickman of Syracuse, N. Y and Eflllo I..
Slater of this cltv; Basil dross and .Mntlldu
llrown; I.. A. lllimdou and (iertrudo T.
llay, both of .Montgomery County, Md ;
Allied (I. Osborn mid Annie ('. Ileal!, both
of llilghtwood, D. C; C. E. McFurland and
Alice Youngs, both of Uulontown, 1). C;
J, T. Nicholson and Cora C. A. Sehwcnk;
Frank Loiighlln of Ashcvllle, N. C, and
Adelaide Jlurnes of this city; John Welsh
nnd Kittle Clcary; John Johnson and Kate
llrooke, both of Prince (Icorgo's County,
Md.i 'I Minnas Martin nnd Ilcsslo Johnson;
II. M. Willis and Fuiiuio J. Fowler; Chailos
II. lluofi nnd Carrie I,. Stowell; M. I..
Julllin and Florence It. Higdou; James
Smith mid Isabella Dorsov; J. M. Koux
and Ida M. Lucas; Henry Medratli of this
city and Annie Kllgour of Montgomery
drier aivr. It. II, Douglass A Sons' Caps!
cum Cough Drops a fair trial; thoy will le
llcve your cough Instantly, Thousands
testify to Hits.
Tiir.oVTr.oon ixxiw yoiih,
air. l)nrslii'liiir IIHIcws tho Hlato to
IIo Surely Dmiincrittli'.
Hun. Wm. Durslielmcr, United
Staled District Attorney nt New Yorlc, Is
nt tho Arlington, having put In an np
pcnrniHC Inst evening. He hns taken n
prominent pint lu the politics of the
Kmplrc Slnle, ami nl the present time
Is also the owner nnd editor of the
New York Mar, the paper thai John
Kelly, the Tnmmnny leader, once con
trolled. Concerning tho New York
political campaign," Mr. Dorsheliner
expicsscd himself rullier unreservedly
this moinliig to a Cuinu representative.
"In my opinion," said he, the Democrat
will carry New York by n handsome ma
jority. I havo not met a Democrat whose'
opinion omoiinln to anjthlng who think
otheiwlse. I never saw gienler enthusiasm
or mom complete haimoiivwltliln tlio ranks
of the Democratic party. The organizations
aro good everywhere, ami I havo yet to
licur of any Democrats In tho Stnte who re
fuse to support tho ticket. Wo havo n
strong ticket, nod It possesses nil the ele
ments Icqulslto to success."
"What about tho Mugwumps!"
"The Mugwumps mo n queer lot. Some
of them profess to stilt bellovo In tho Presi
dent, and yet thoy say they will sup
port Duveiipoit for (lovernor, regardless of
the fact that tho convention which nomi
nated Dnvenpoit repudiated all professions
of Cleveland lo give the country a good
"How much of a voto do you think Iho
Piohlblllonlsts will poll In New York?"
"1 really could not siy. I am not In a
position to state Just what their strength
"What success Is tho Slur meeting Willi 1"
"Tho AVur Is doing a splendid business,
Tho paper, 1 am happy to say, Is being well
lccelvid everywhere. Its circulation Is
flow Ing handsomely In the city and outside,
t Is our aim to give tho people an unllliich
Ing, uncompromising and rellablo Demo
ciallo paper. They seem to recognlzo It as
such, nnd are giving the Mar n lino sup
port." (lovernor Dorsheliner visited the Attor-Kcy-dcncral
about 11 o'clock.
London, Oct. 0. Tho French elections
to the Chamber of Deputies ohow u siir
pilslng tilumph for the Conservative
Tho Danish Diet opened It session yester
day. A great defeat Is announced of F,l Mahdl's
followers, near Amldcb, by tho Abysslnlans.
It Is now believed that It will not bo ne
cessary lo icllcve Kassala.
The alleged possession of Herat by tho
English Is denied In official circles.
There Is no truth In tho rumor that the
Sultuu Is demented.
Fifty representative Irish-Amci leans will
go over to Ireland lo assist l'tirnell In the
elections for Parliament.
Sir II. F. Ponsonby, the Queen's private
sccictary, writes deni Ing that the Queen Is
worth Xl.non.otm, and that she lias invested
In ground i cuts In the city of Loudon.
It Is reported from Constantinople thai
Tuil.s uro advancing on Servla.
Tlio Powers have agreed to advise tho
Porto to iccogulzo tho union of Itoumclla
and Bulgaria under tlio suzerainty of the
I 'I1HSOX. I U MKXTl OX.
Jottings About Itcvlilcnts ami Vell
(Inonoc M. I.1M.11: of New York Is at
LeoNAiii) Mvr.ns of Philadelphia and
N. W. Wells of Ncbr.iskn nro nt tho ltlggs.
Mn. Fiiank Lrniis-o.v, clerk at Standi
fold's drug store. Is quite sick in Philadel
phia. Ho was taking his summer vacation.
Mu. CiiAiiLits S. F.UKciin.ii, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasurv, was registered
j csteulay at the llrevoort House, New York.
Hon. William Doiisucimkii, United
States Dlctrict Attorney of New York, and
editor of the New York Mar, Is at the
AnciiiiKACON F.i:i:.it,on his forthcom
ing visit to Washington, will preach at St.
John's, and bo the guest of .Mrs. 1 Macules
Tin: vnsBi-.Aiii.i: AuciinnAcov Vi:si:v
and W. W. Wright of Canterbury, England,
and Hon. John P. Stockton of New Jervy
arc nt Wormley's.
Misslir.ouoiA I.onsi: I.ntmmi of this
city has written a llttlo book on ancient
Eg ptlan women. She Is about to translato
a woik of .Marietta Hoy on the samo country.
Hon. James Derrv, tho celebrated
boiny-haudcil fanner of near Lancaster,
Pa., and Mr. lirry Jerome, tho famous
poet, statesman, historian, yachtsman and
financial tjcoon of New York, aro at Cliam
bcrlln's. E.vSi'.natou Joi:iMi E. McDonald,
cx-Sergcant-at-Aims lllcliard J. Ilrlght and
Ihomns Simons, late AssWaut Attorney
ficnerul, have opened a law office 111 the
Kellogg llulldlng on F street, near the
Treasuiy Department, in tho firm nauio of
McDonald, Simons .t Ilrlght.
M.wou Cui.vku C. SNirrnN, paymaster
V. S. A., and Mrs. SnllTen aro In the city
from New Yoik, visiting nt No. SIT Fif
teenth sticet. Major SuiiTcn Is pleasantly
rcmunbeied here as one of tho secretaries
to Piesldeut (irant, who appointed him to
his present position In tho last month of tho
great chief's Presidential term.
Tun many friends of Mr. (!. I). Cudllp
of this city tender him their slucercst sym
pathy on the occasion of his bereavement
by tho death of his young and beloved
wife. 'Uio deceased was a daughter of tho
late 11. II. Lloyd of Prlnco (ieorge's, Md.,
and slstet -In-law of Judgo T. J, Muelcey,
and well-known and universally esteemed
In this city ami .Maryland.
Mn. W. II. lliwv of tho National
Theatro Is to lo married Wednesday, No
vember II, to Miss Lizzie llatehelcr, at her
home, near Silver Springs, Mil. Everybody
In Washington knows Harry ltaplcy, In
cluding it" largo number of Aimy men,
whom ho met while u cadet at West Point.
The bride-elect has a petite form, pretty
feuliires, beautiful eyes, mid Is universally
a favoille in Maryland society.
Drovers' llest live stock sales, reporlel
by Tuvcnncr Pros., proprietors, October
r, lfcNS. Ono hundred and sW cattle up
and nil sold at: llest, 41 to Ji ;good,'l to
11; medium, :ll to 1; eoiiunon, '.'J to!.
Five lmiidied and seveiit-threo sheep and
lambs at: LuiiiIh, .') to Sj; sheeii, Si to 11.
Fifteen cows and calves from i'io to j.pO per
head. Mniket slow.
Thirteen boats loaded with coal havo nr
ilved since la't leport.
Llnthlcum Institute opened last night
with quite a largo number of youths nnd
Samuel llooth was arrested yesterday for
Tempi ratuio and condition of water at 7
a. m.: (ircat Falls, temperature, 01; condi
tion, ": leccivlni; reservoir, temperature,
; condition ut north connection, 'Jl; con
dition nt south connection, 7; distributing
leservolr, temperature, Cm); condition at In
lluenl giito-hotiec, HI; condition at elllueut
HISTUICT IO I'l'llXMVXT XIIU'S.
Mutter lleliig Cim-lilciiMl by Our l.nciil
It nl, '1..
Colliitor of Taxes Cook has forwarded to
tho Coimiilssloiieis u report of the sale of
piuperty dining wplemiier lor noii-pay-lueut
of taves mid rripiestlug that It bo scut
to the liciiiidcr of Deeds, who will make
out deeds In tlio purchaxers.
llulldlng penults have been grunted to J.
U. Hislcr to eiect two stoics on Fourteenth
strict Iioad, to eusl MOO; F. Moure, erect
flame duelling in Hillsdale, $'W(; Mr.
Sheiman it Co., erect addition to 1107 V
st i let, ''.TOO, Miss J C. Lewis, repair south
wt t Kiner of Thirteenth and I) streets,
THU OPENING NIGHT.
Auspicious Dedication of the Nov
A MEMOHABLiia OOOASION.
Tho Building Packod From Ofchastra b
NOTABLE PEnSOHS PRE3ENT.
Mile, ltlicii'ii I'lisl AppimriiucK Horn an
Thcie was nn immense aiidlence
present nt Iho now National Thcilro
iasl night, n company of gooil actors
nnd a piny much below mediocrity. It
wns truly n brilliant gatherlnjr. People
prominent in olllclul nutl .social life
lllletl tho boxes anil ehnlrn. Many of
the Indies nnd gentlemen wcro In oven
Ingdrcss. Light-colored dresses, of rlclima
tcilal contrasted with tho sombru black of
Iho Mvullow-tull coat. Opera-glassos and
jewels Hashed In the light and big fans shod
around n subtle perfume. Tlio faces and
ejesof tho vast audience wero ns bright ns
the lights that shouo through delicately
tlntid lamps of luilipie and pielty design.
F. cry seat In tlio houso was occupied long
tcfoio thecuilalu went up, and men were
standing six deep In the space back of tho
orehestia enele scuts.
Titn i.owr.ii lioxns.
It was an Interesting sight to see the pco
plo as they came In. Many who wero not
going Inside gathered to see the passing
throng. Acro-s tho street there wero ut
least two bundled pooplo standing and
gazing at the constant streams that swept
nil the broad slops of the theatre. Carrliuro
after earrlairo unloaded Its freight of fair
women, handsome men and dudes for tho
dude was also there. He was out In force.
It was ii work of somo difficulty to get Into
tho building. An advanco place in the
lino was worth ten minutes to Its happy
possessor, 'lhcro was, however, no push
ing. It was a most polite crowd, mid as It
pused Doorkeeper lloimilno ,was rapidly
ami quietly shown to seats. The ushers
were in evening dress mid button-hole bou
quets. Two of them were gorgeous young
men. lly a quarter to eight o'clock no seats
wero for sale, and that sign so consoling to
the management, ''Standing Itoom Only,"
was hung out.
There could havo been but ono Verdict as
to the theatre. Tlio claim that tlieio Is no
picttleridlllcc of tho kind In the country Is
well taken. It Is n gem from thu entrance
to tho curtain. Most excellent tusto Is
shown In c cry piece of decoration. The
vestibule Is beautiful. About thu whole
building tiieie Is nothing garish, ltlch
colors and ornamentation nro so blended
that tho eye finds a refreshing rest. Tho
celling iimlcr tho dress circle Is mainly
white, with pretty lamps In tho centre ami
at the buck. Tills makes tho space thero as
light as In any part of tho house. The drop
curtain Is ileh and elaborately painted, us
It has n gicnt patch of i. hltc in the centre,
a i.i.iMi'si: or Tim anncM k.
which natiiiully lights up tho view from the
body of tho houso. Tho boxes aro as pretty
as can bo seen anywhere, and tilled, us they
wcro lust evening by laities and gentlemen,
made very bright and pretty pictures. The
limping of the boxes, which was douu un
der tho direction of Mine. Washington of
New York, elicited much praise for Its
beauty nnd tnste, The twit tmemlilt the
reporter not hound to get that wont In
picteiitcd n picture that will not soon bo
foigotteu by those fortunate enough to
The iiudli'iico evidently appreciated what
Mr. Ituplty lias built, and was by no moans
buck mini in giving ovldcnccs of Its appreci
ation. It even apphiudcd liberally tho
play, though It washy no means strong or
t'fUrtlvp. The tuidlenco had not coino so
much to sec the performance us to sou tho
theatro and each other. As tho asbestos
curtain went up and the drop was seen
there was mi outburst of applause, to bo
tcpeated again ami aziilu as thu evening
woioou. The play of the evening, "Lady
Ashley," was preceded by a dedicatory
poem, written by Edward Craptey and road
by Mls Julia Wheeler. The young lady
wits drt'ssid In a soft, white costume, made
in the clinging style of ancient l! recce, llei
right in m was tune to tho shoulder. Her
delivery and gesticulation wore graceful.
She leeched as much applause as slio could
hau deflicd and more (lowers than she
i mild conveniently carrv.
Tlio Hist act of "Lady Ahley" was then
commenced. It went smoothly us did Hie
succeeding three, tint that muilil have Im-uii
tho case with a cunip.im miu h poorer man
that of Mile, liheu, There Is uolUliu m
tlio play to prevent lis going smoothl) It
Is cut out In blocks easily adjust M, tint
without much luteiC't In the process of ad
i wM '"M
' CD r-
7 -'- ft ' r'
Jiistnitut, Exactly how long Mile, Chr-.i
will coLllnuo It In her repertoire Is n ,1
kf.cwn, but It will liniilly be for any ot
tcndidpciiod. .Mile. Ilhoa, who Is so vi.-y
pretty iiliI surli a good actress, descry I
the warm lcecpllon nnd the conservat ,ry
Hint she received. One other Moral gifts
wo u full rlggnl ship wllh tho wonl "R!ia"
on ench side. Her support wns good, oieh
ouo, wilh a single exception, making tho
bist of a by no means Inlerestlng part. Tlio
exception wns the gentleman who pl.iyo.l
tlietloelor. Exactly wlint use ho is to Fits
plot It would tic hard to tell; certainly t!i lr
wns no t'tin!tpnt place for his extMur.l.
nary gjmiiuslles ami gj ration".
At the conclusion of tho second net thoro
weio loud nlls for Mr. W. W. ltaplcy.
II wns started by n gentleman In tlio roar
nt tlio opening of the middle aisle. Ha
srld that he thought the audience would
ngrtc with him that Mr. P.apb.y ought to bo
mnde to come forth and bo thankwl. llttf
Mr. ltnpley's modestj prevented hi oppur
nnco leforo the curtain. Dr. Frame T.
Homo wns not, however, so hampered. Ho
icpiiscnlcd Mr. ltaplcy. nnd In n ne.it.
speech, well-dellvcred, thanked the audi
cine for that genllcinnn, nnd gave n bolle.l
down edition of his history of the theatre.
The curtain went down on the last net
wllh audience, nelois and managers per
fectly satisfied with the brilliancy and sue
cess of tho opening night.
'I he newspaper men wero out In force,
and wllh wives or sweethearts, and a htm
died Elks wero bunched about the centre of
the house. Secretary Lamar, his two sons,
Mrs. L. (J. C. Lamar, Jr., and .Mr. Zachary
of (icorgla, looked on fiom ono !ox. From
tho adjoining box Solicitor-General ()o.to
and Mrs. (loode, the Misses (ioodo and Mr.
.1. IV. McKlmicy cnloved tho show. Otliem
thero wcro: Mr. nnd Mrs. C. .1. Illllycr, Mls
Hlllyer, Mr, T. M. lllllver, Mr. Thomas P.
Clark, Dr. nnd Sirs." C. (i. Stone, Miss
Mjeis, Mlsi (ircy, Dr. .1. M. White. Mr. It.
E. L. White, Mr. nnd Mrs. John E. W.ig
gnninn, Misses Fntuilo nnd Jcnnlo Moore,
Mr. It. E. Morris, Postmaster and .Mrs.
Frank II. Conger, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Schur
nian, Miss Emma llrown, Public Printer
nnd Mrs. S. P. Hounds, Miss Howe, .Miss
Knllo Howe, Mr. Heorgo A. Howe, Mr, nnd
Mis. Austin 1. Drown, Mr. und Mrs. J. F.
Olnistcnd, Judge Jeremiah Wilson, Mr.
linynle, Chief Clerk Nash of tho Postofllco
Department, Postmaster Dultou ot tho
House ol Ilcpresenlntlves and Mrs. Dallou,
Colonel Hciikle, Mrs. Wlllard of Capitol
I I 111 and her daughters, II. C. Stewart, Jr.;
Miss llnttlo Stewart, Mis Dancnhower,
Miss Frlstoe, Lieutenant (illlmore, L'. S.
N.; the Mlscs Nicholson, Miss Dora Kcn
dlg, und ncaily ever) body else.
What Ml h. ltlua May.
Mile, lthca.whi'ii nkodthl.s luonilng ho-.v
she liked tho new Nutlonal Tlieatre, si! 1:
"Chaimlmr." Sho spoko particularly of
the nrrangement of the seats, declaring that
she never before stood on a stage whore s!iu
could look every person In the houso squire
In the face. "Hut," said she, "those bovs
III the gallery ! I thought they would drive
mo wild. Why couldn't they hive been
kept quiet? jou stand on the stage III the
midst of n highly emotional scene, wlisn,
all at once, some one giggles up over your
head. It may bo iiiniilug to the audience;
11 Is almost nnnlhilntlmi to the actress. On
siit.Ii occasions n last night, particularly,
there ought to bo enoiiglinlllcersupthero to
keep the boys within the bounds of decnrtiai
ol served by the rest of the house."
i..i.sr xiairrs a.mcsi:mi;xts.
Wluit WnililiiKlnii 'l'lu'iitre-(iiiei'4 S:it
Despite tlio rare attraction of n brilliant
"first night" nt n beautiful uew theatre, Al
baugh's (irnml Opera-llousowas visited last
night by a fair-sized audience. Thegorgeous
spectacular drama of ".Michael Strogoff"
was rendered Willi greater scenic brllllanco
at d perfection than ever before In this elty.
Tlio great stuge pictures, tho b.ittle-fleld
tiibliuti, the balloon aseeuslon, tho raft voy
age, etc., were artistic and realistic In the
extieuic, and tho stage was constantly
crowded with military, peasants or dancers
in billllant costumes. The Introduction ot
a cavalry squad on tho stngu brightens thu
effect of the piluelpul military tableau. Tho
presentation of ".Michael Strogoff" was
good lu all respects and was well received.
"The lSriadwInner" wns presented wltii a
fine company und excellent scenery at
Foul's Opera-Housu lust night and en
thusiastically received by an audience of
fair proportions. Tho plot Is thrilling and
emotional; Its development Is rapid nnd ab
sorbing, and tho realistic scenes of city life,
the snow stoi in nnd tho whirlpool, nro strik
ing nnd nitfstle. "The llre.idwlnner" pus.
sci-sos many characteristics calculated ti lu
Elsewhere an o'.tendetl notice Is given of
the initial pcrfoimimee at the New Natlnii.it
Theatre last evening. "Lidy Ashley" Is
repcatid this evening ami Saturday after
noon. To-morrow and Thttrsdav evenings
"Fn.u Frou" is given. On Frfday night
"A Dutigeious (iame" will bo played, anil
on Sntuiday night will bo shown "Tlia
Power of Love."
'iho "Hlg llonnnza" attracted a largu
umllciice to llcrzog's Opera-IIouso last even
ing, and was thoroughly well renderel.
Tho cast Is strong and well chosen: the
Interesting plot Is mado tho most of by
competent actors, and tlio scene painter
and stage carpenter have contrlbutoil all In
their power. Tho "lllg llonauzu" abounds
111 clear, refreshing fun und its humors aro
l.i ought out In tlio strongest light. Thu
play wns equally well presented and re
celvctl. Dan A. Kelly and his entire Front StreH
Tin utro Company from llaltimoro appeare I
nt llaitnn A; Logan's Museum last evening
und will appear every afternoon and night
through the week, producing "Dan's"
great sensational drama nf the "Shadow
Di'tective," us performed hvhlui In all tho
principal theatres In the North with Im
menso success. The prices of admission will
remain ns usual, anil the public may be as
sured of seeing an nl tractive play and all
for a dime.
Alice dates again delighted her ad
mirers ut the Theatre Comlqiio List uveiilug
by the sprightly milliner In which shoplayol
iiAnrr In "The Princess of Treblzoiidc."
She was the life of thu opera, which Is mi
exceedingly pietty llttlo thing. Thero wero
a few excusable hitches lu thipcrforniaiice,
w 111 h doubtless will not bo noticed again.
In the olio of specialties preceding thu
iipeia Misses Westcott and Clarko and
Loiibc dc Ltilsl won much applause.
The house of Mr. John Mllstead, foreman
of Portiier's llrewcry, was entered on Sim
day night and n suit of clothing containing
f'.-J stolen. Yesterday tho clothes weru
found In tho canal minus tho money.
Mrs, Hays, wife of Policeman Hays, who
wns burled tills morning from St. Mary'
Cut hullo Church, leaves eight children, thu
oldest ono being only fourteen.
The Democratic City Committee meet to
night fur tlio purpose of trans ictlng liusl
nessln connection svltlitliocltycampnlgu. If
Is not known us yet who will lie the Itepub
llcnn candidate for tho Legislature, but
most likely Mr. II. T. Lucas, who was
tho Independent candidate for mayor last
spring, and wns defeated l vW votes.
Tho Alexandria Keform Club, at its regu
lar meeting last night, postponed the elec
tion of officers for three weeks and its an
nual reunion until Thanksgiving D.iy, Tho
club Is in rather a helpless condition
flnaneliillv, and u committee was appointed
lo take some means to help it out ot this
lies is nl services III tho M. E. Churoh and
M. V.. church South continue, nnd n largo
number of persons have connected them
selves with the two churches.
The llellef Hook nnd Lndder Company
tumid out at the funeral ot the into Edwin
11. (.urlln yesterday.
A ( viutinii pigeon, completely exhausted,
ullgliiid mi the roof ot tho postmuster'H
house at lilendale, Mil,, yesterday after
noon about .r: 15 o'clock. Tho following
numbers wcro on the bird: Ueglstor mini
ter'',7l7, ring uuinheraTS, Individual uuui