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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1891.
'Wec(H (Uaftonaf 3nfcfftgencer.
The National Intelligencer
THE SUNDAY HERALD
Entered at tho Post OnVco at Washington,
D. C, ns Second-clas Matter.
J. H. SOUIiK,
Editorial and Publication OMcos South
went Cor. 11th and K Sts. N. IV.
Tbo "Washington ba6c-ball team know a few
devices by which games may bo won, but thoir
knowledge of ways by whicb they may bo lost
is simply encyclopedic.
Tho fact that ono of tho delegates to tho
Cincinnati convention boro tho name of Soda
explains at loast a portion of tho fizzing and
fizzling in tbat remarkable gathering!
A good deal of tho trouble at the Cincin
nati convention was no doubt a result of tho
always unsatisfactory experiment of trying
to mix tho oil of religion with the muddy
water of politics.
Ex-Queen Natalie, o Servia; Gen. Butler,
and Col. Phoebe Couzins have bad experiences
that should enable them to write in collabora
tion a highly interesting work on "What We
Know About Being Put Out."
From the way in which a recent Louisville
despatch reads it would appear that tho Ken
tucky Prohibitionists direct their pernicious
activity against water instead of red liquor.
The despatch said that the Prohibitionists
bad nominated a full ticket.
Boston'slegislativcbody, the Common Coun
cil, has just done something which puts Wash
ington's legislative body, tho United States
Congress, to shame. It has appropriated the
magnificent sum of three and one-half million
dollars to provide new parks for the people of
Rev. Sam Jones seems to have got his second
wind. He has been conducting revival meet
ings at Chattanooga, Tenn., and among his
converts were two case-hardened and invete
rate politicians, at least one of them a lawyer.
This report, however, may bo a part of tho
Chattanooga land boom, given out to attract
settlers and investors.
It is hardly to be supposed that the men
whom the District Commissioners have se
lected to fill the new assessorships will be
satisfactory to everybody, but as far as heard
from no serious objections have been made to
them. They are all citizens of good standing,
and they will doubtless discharge their diffi
cult duties with Intelligence and fairness.
The genial aire of May liave had a soften
ing effect on the stern and dangerous temper
which the grip showed during the bleak and
exasperating weather of the late winter and
early spring, thus happily discrediting the
prophets of evil who asserted the disease
would continue its ravages Into the summer.
The gratifying decrease in the number of
deaths proves that the grip has lost its hold.
Gen. Thomas L. Osborn, formerly United
States Minister to the Argentine Republic, has
been telling a Chicago reporter what he knows
about President Balmaceda of Chili, who was
Chilian Minister to the Argentine when Gen.
Osborn was at Buenos Ayres. Gen. Osborn
seems to admire Balmaceda's intelligence and
determination, but he makes him out as thor
oughgoing a despot as ever wielded a scepter
or a sword.
Mayor Cregier of Chicago is authority for
the 'statement that absolutely nothing has been
done in the way of erecting buildings for the
World's Fair. Consequently the Exposition
will not be ready to open on May 1, 1893, and
the Commission will have to ask Congress for
more time. The long and complicated wrang
ling over tho site has prepared the country
for this announcement. The wonder will be
if the Commission does not havo to ask Con
gress for raore money as well as more time.
The first number of a small sheet called the
Italian Advocate has just appeared. It is
published In New York and Is "devoted to
the industrious and law-abiding Italians in
the United States." It is to be hoped that
this modest venture in journalism will find a
pjaco for Itself, but there really seems no need
of a special advocate for "the Industrious and
law-abiding Italians In the United States."
Their cause, if they have one, will bo advo
cated by every journal In the country, and
the other classes of Italians do not deserve
It appears probable that Germany will soon
have an anti-Chinese crusade of her own to
struggle with. German employers,it seems, are
now acting on a suggestion once made by
Bismarck that- the German labor agitation
might be met by the importation of Chinese
workmen to take the place of strikers. At
Hamburg, especially, 60 many Chinamen
have been introduced to supplant native
workmen that the matter has begun to at
tract attention. In view of the wretched
wages which German workmen generally re
ceive, the action of the German employers is
worse than anything our railroad, coal, and
iron barons ever attempted.
Everybody will sincerely hope that the
glowing reports current concerning Mr.
Blaine's health are groundless, and tbat he
will speedily recover his wonted vigor and re
sume his post of duty at the head of the State
Department, where there is 60 much impor
tant work for him to do, However radically
men may differ with Mr. Blaine
on political policies and methods,
bis splendid intellectual endowments, his au
dacity, his tireless energy, and his firm qual-
Ues of heart havo won for him tbo admiration
andthcflovo of the adherents of all parties?
and they will join in wishing him a speedy
restoration to health and long enjoyment of
. - .
The New York World has done another good
deed In securing the opening of tho Metropoli
tan Museum of Art on Sundays. It accom
plished Its purpose at last by contributing
3,500 to make up the amount necessary to
defray the increased expenses of Sunday open
ing for the present year. Beforo tho oxpira
tion of this term there can be little doubt that
the wisdom nud utility of keeping the museum
open on Sundays will have been fully demon
strated. This done, it is unlikely that any
difficulty will bo found in the future in obtain
ing all the money necessary to continue the
practice indefinitely. The experiment of
keeping the great metropolitan museum open
on the one day on which tho great mass of the1
people are able to visit it will be watched with
special interest here. There is a considerable
scntihicut iu Washington in favor of opening
tho Corcorau Art Gallery, the National Mu
seum, and tho Congressional Library on Sun
day. Perhaps the need of this Is not as great
as with the New York art museum, but there
can bo little doubt that the usefulness of the
Washington institutions would bo increased
it there treasures were made accessible to the
public on the first day of the week. It is only
a question of time when this will become so
apparent that public sentiment will become
organized iu favor of Sunday opening, and
when that time arrives those having charge of
tho local institutions will yield to the popular
It is useless .to .attempt to calculate) at this
time the results which may grow out of tho
Cincinnati contention of last week. Nomi
nally, a now party was organized, but of what
effect such an organization may be time alone
can tell. It takes something more than pass
ing resolutions and adopting platforms to give
real vitality to a party. There must bo a
genuine, deep-seated, and widespread feeling
among the people that certain things should
be done beforo any movement to accomplish
them can meet with even partial success.
There must be common ground on which a
large proportion of tho discontented can meet
in unity and common objects for which
they will agree to work In harmony
before a substantial basis for a now party can
be found. From the proceedings of the Cin
cinnati convention it could hardly be judged
that these conditions were fulfilled by the
men who gathered there. They" all agreed
that many things were wrong in our social
and economic conditions, but they did not
come to any clear understanding, apparently,
what one or two or three evils most ur
gently demanded correction, nor by
what means they should be corrected. Little
else could be expected from such a haphaz
ard gathering, the members of which were
mostly self-appointed, and went to Cincinnati
with no mandate from any organized body of
citizens. Indeed, tho most likely
effect of the convention will be to
disorganize rather than to more
firmly organize the discontent which has
of late years found expression In the Farmers'
Alliance and the many labor "movements."
The action of the Cincinnati convention in
hastily giving birth to a third party, thus fore
stalling the more deliberate movoment of the
Farmers' Alliance, can hardly fail to dissipate
the slow-growing force of the latter
and delay the correction, either through
one of the old parties or through a compact
new party, of some of tho evils of which the
discontented ' classes justly complain. In
short, the Cincinnati convention was a mis
take from every point of view.
A SENSATIONAL SUICIDE.
Henry Warren Ends His Life While Walk
ing Alone a Public Street.
Henry Warner, a ship chandler living on O
street, between First and Second streets south
west, committed suicide last evening about
10:80 o'clock, In a most sensational manner.
While passing along Second street, on his
way home, he had nearly reached tho
corner of N street, when be was seen to
tako a large revolver from his pocket, place
it to his head, and fire. The few residents of
that sparsely settled section rushed out and
rendered assistance, but little was neoded,
as tho man's head was nearly blown
away by tbo shot, and death must have
been instantaneous. Tho police were quickly
summoned and.they removed tho body to the
morgue. The deceased, while not a hard drink
ing -man, is believed to have been under the
lnlluence of liquor when he committed tho act.
Ho leaves a wife and several children, tho old
est of whom Is nineteen. They cannot give
any reason for the deed, as his homo surround
ings were happy. Tho coroner will investi
gate the affair to-day.
O ivil Service Reform in Navy Yards
In accordance with the policy which Secre
tary Tracy has inaugurated of having foremen
and master mechanics in all tho navy yards
pass an examination, ho yesterday Issued an
order declaring theBe positions at the Norfolk
Navy Yard to be vacant on the 1st of July
next. Tho examinations to fill these vacan
cies will bo held at the navy yard on Monday,
June 15, and will be conducted by a
board of examiners. The examination
will bo open to all comers and will be prac
tical in its character, having reference exclu
sively to the requirements of the position to
bo filled. Applicants are informed that the
notification of their Intention to take the ex
amination must be In the handB of the com
mandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard on or
before .Tune 12. At the close of the examina
tion tho board will make a report through
the commandant to tho Secretary of the Navy,
showlug the comparative merit of the appli
cants for each vacancy aud designating the
name of tho individual who, in its opinion, Is
best qualified for the place.
Presentation to Col. Urell,
Past Commander M. Emmet Urell, of the
Grand Army of tho Republic, was honored on
Friday night by John A. Rawllugs Post No. 1,
G. A. R., the affair taking tho shape of a pre
sentation of a large solid gold departmental
commander badge. The occasion was a very
pleasant one, as Rawllngs Post hold in" high
esteem the services rendered by Col. UrelJ, and
short and happy speeches were made by lead
ing G. A. R. men.
THEY MADE $50 A DAY
UNTIL THE POLICE INTEKFEKEI)
AND LOCKED THEM UP.
"Tho Governmental Staff of Physician
and Surgeons," Two In Nu.uhor. Ar
rented for false Pretenses They Are
Indignant and Will Malco It Warm fo
Every day for more than two weeks a largo
crowd has been going in and out of tho pro
mises No. 414 Sixth street northwest, a quiet
appearing houso. About a fortnight ago a
tin sign was nailed to tho front of tbo house
which road "Physicians and Surgeons." Yes
torday tho attendance was cut short by tho
arrival of Dctectivo Raff and Sergeant Byrnes,
of tho Sixth Precinct, with a squad of officers,
who took possession of tho first floor aud ar
rested Gcorgo F. Whitney and Dudley N.
Dlckerson on tho charge of falBo pretenses
and doing business as unlicensed pharmacists.
Tho men arrested constituted tho "eminent
staff of governmental physicians and sur
geons," who, according to extensive adver
tisements In tho local press, announced that
free of charge they would offer tholr services
to all who desired to consult thorn until tho
14th of June. Tho advertisement concluded:
"P. S. This governmental staff of physicians
and surgeons Is incorporated by an act of tho
Tho advertisements were alluring, and hun
dreds of tho sick, tho bait, and tho blind vis
ited there dally. Recently complaints were
made to the dotectlvo office of exorbitant
charges made by tho doctors. Somoipatients
charged that tho methods of tho doctors were
fraudulent. An investigation-Was set on foot,
which resulted in their arrest 'yesterday. The
arrests were mado on a warrant sworn out by
Louis Ray charging that. Ged'rgoIF. Whltnoy
had obtained from him tho 'sum of-- $5 by
false pretenses. In the doctors' rooms wero
found a largo array of surgical instruments
and necessary supplies for a smalL-Bizcd phar
macy. Tho arrested men aro refined-looking, well
dressed men and when, taken into custody Dr.
Whitney had $600 in hiS, pocket? An exami
nation of their methods showed that when
consulted by a patient they diagnosed his case,
stated that they would undertake to euro him
in a stated tlme,and set sums varvlng from $10
to $26 as their price. This thoy "declared was
not for their serviceBjbut simply for the medi
cine. They would then accept whatever 6um
they could obtain and for it supply the patient
with a bottle of medicine. One of these bot
tles, of which there wero a largo number In
the room, was examined by Dr. Magruder,
who, it -is said, declared that it contained a
mixture of licorice, aniseed, paregoric, and
some other simple remedy. This mixturo is a
simplo remedy which acts as a tonic.
The doctors havo been carrying on their
business in thiB city since May 7, and during
this timcTiave "treated" 1,601 persons.from all
of whom they received some money, never,
however, less than $2. In fact, their daily re
ceipts ran from $8.50 to $118, averaging $50
for their visit. Tho doctors were consulted,
as a rule, by a poorer class of people who, at
tracted by the Blgn "free of charge," hoped to
secure some alleviation from their various
illnesses. Many of them were poor colored peo
ple. When arrested tho men professed great
indignation and expressed themselves as of
tho opinion that they had believed the people
of Washington wero human. They were
locked up at tho Now Jersey-avenue station
house. Late last night Dr.Dlckerson was re
leased on $400 ball, but Dr. Whitney was
unable to secure bail.
To a reporter of The Sundat Herald they
at first were very reticent. They finally be
came communicative, however, and talked
quite freely. Dr. Dlckerson waB the spokes
man, and tohlm Dr. Whitney always looked
before answering the questions put to them.
They designated their imprisonment as an
outrage, and declared some ono would pay
dearly for it. They asserted that they had
transgressed no law and could not be legally
detained. Their advertisement they acknowl
edgedto be misleading, and admitted that it
was a big drawing card and that was tho rea
son they used it;
"Our name," said Dlckerson, "you will no
tice Is not 'government staff' but govern
mental staff. Wo do not say in the advertise
ment that our treatment is free of charge, but
our services. There was no false pretense. I
am well enough acquainted with law to know
that, and every one who visited us saw
plainly what was eolng on."
Tho doctors evidently understood clearly
how they stood legally, and had no fear of
conviction. Dr. Dlckerson said that ho was a
graduate of a medical college In Cincinnati,
and had practiced eight years in Toledo. Ho
is accompanied by his wife, who obtained
tho assistance of a lawyer for her husband,
and last night when a reporter called at the
house ho was Informed that she was out on
business. Dr. Whltnoy claims to have grad
uated as an M. D. from Harvard last year.
Both claimed that they had never been, in
In reply to an inquiry as to what other
cities they had practiced in under tho name of
"Governmental Staff of Physicians and Sur
geons," Dr. Dlckerson said: "We have
worked Portland, Seattle, Kansas City, Clove
land, and other places." For a long time tho
doctors refused to 6ay by what legislature
they wero incorporated, but at length said In
Canada. A number of men wero incorporated
under this name and several parties sent out to
go through the various cities in tho United
States. A hearing will be given them to-morrow.
A Noble Act.
Friends of Mr. Edward Royall Tyler, who
recently died in this city, tell of a noblo act
performed by him, which was characteristic of
that gentleman, as ho was known to many of
our citizens. Ho resigned from the Treasury
Department under circumstances peculiarly
honorable. A reduction had been made iu the
clerical force of the office, but Mr. Tyler had
been retained. Among those who had been
discharged was a very worthy man with a de
pendent family. Mr. Tyler offered his resig
nation with the understanding that this other
man should be appointed in his stead, and the
agreement was carried out.
For a little recreation board one of the
many trains that run between here and Alex
andria and visit tho Northwestern Improve
ment Company and see tho many Improve
ments tbat aro in tho course of completion
and enjoy tho grandest view that can bo ob
tained in this section of tbo country. Man
aged by A. M. Gorman, 008 Thirteenth street.
' ii ii
Take Pennsylvania avenue car. It will land
you at tho door of the mammoth furniture
store of S. H, Moore & Co., 310 and 812 Penn
sylvania avenue southeast, Capitol Hill.
SHORTER HOURS AND IESS PAY
Tho llrloklaycrn' Union Mafee
On Friday night tho Bricklayers' Union of
this city passed a resolution that from and
after Monday, May 25, eight hours a day shall
constitute a day's work, and $4 per day shall
bo tho pay. Previous to this timo tho hours
of labor havo been ten, and tho wages $4.50
and upward. Tho men havo boon contem
plating this movo for some time, and tho
master, builders aro prepared. Tho deter
mination to mako tho demand for less hours
with le6S pay did not meet with a genoral
shout of approval In tho union, lis qultoa big
minority fought tho now idea with nil tho
doTlces known to parliamentary tactics, but
wero outvoted In tbo ond. A few of theso aro
not satisfied with tbo now arrangement, and if
the bosses agree to fight they will go with
them, as thoy claim tho hours aro good
enough and tho- reduction in monoy is tbo
groat to stand at this time. When tho
men went up to bo paid off yes
terday a few of tho bosses said
thoy would continuo for tho present
at the rates agreed on by tho unlbn, but xo
(sarvlngtho right ,to chango if tho master
builders opposed It. There Is no indication
of a strike, and work will continuo as if no
demand had beeu made. It was stated last
night around tho Builders' 12xcbango that two
prominent bosses had refused to accede to tho
demand and would employ what aro termed
"scabs." Who they wero the butldors re
fused to state, but thoy 6ay tho president of
the master builders is ccnsurnblo for not hav
ing a mooting of tbo association .to'dlscusB tho
matter. Tho president is Mr. David Cissell,
and ho is in favor of the short hdurs and less
pay. In opposition to tho bricklayers tho
hod-carriers' union havo passed resolutions
that thoy want more pay and less hours if pos
sible. Thoy Will not agree to any reduction
ONE IV AS A SNAKE CHARMER
And His Partner Gathered Up Valuable
Trifles During tho Exhibition.
On Friday afternoon two sprightly young
men appeared in Washington and attracted
much attention by their .tricks with a large
snake they had In their possession. Thoy
would enter places of public resort shops,
hotels, etc., and gave exhibitions with the
snake, ono of them being qulto an adept as a
snake charmer. The reptile was at least four
feet long and was of tho rattlesnake family.
Last night they entered tho placo of Mr. A.
L. Saltzenstein, 505 Seventh 6treot, when the
"snake charmer" went through his exhibition
with tho snake. This attracted all attention
from the, proprietors and. clerks and little at
tention was given anything else. Meanwhllo
the Companion of tho "snake charmer"
slipped behind tho counter and
pocketed a beautiful set ring that
was lying loom. He was noticed by Mr.
Saltzenstein, who on looking over his wares
discovered tho absence of the ring. Ho told
of his loss to Officer Lydia, who was near by.
Tho man with tho snake disappeared, but
Officer Lydia arrested the other and found
the ring on his person. Ho wbb carried to tho
First Precinct, where ho gave his name as
James Hall, of Roanoke, Va. The other man
was caught later on .through some excellent
work of Officers Weedon and Moore, and he
registered as Ernest S. Humphries, of Rich
mond, Va. The men, though both young,
seem to bo swindlers of the cleverest kind.
Officer Weedon, t should bo remarked, has
been doing some good detective work re
Representative Alderson, of West Virginia,
has been in the city for some days.
Assistant Secretary of State Wharton has
been called to Boston by the death of his
Capt. Bingham, military attache of tho
American Legation at Berlin, has gone on
a trip to Italy.
Senator Kenna has been suffering for some
dayB with a slight attack of grip, combined
with spring lassitude, and will probably go
to West Virginia early this week to recu
perate. Mr. Dwight M. Collier, of New York, who
passed the winter at Dresden, has completed
his Inquiry into the methods of manufacturing
pressed coal from coal dust, and has started
Juetlce ''Charles Walter, tho oldest magis
trate in point of continuous service In tho
District, has fully recovered from his late 60
vero attack of grip and is now attending to
his office duties.
Architect F. R. Fava, who has been seriously
111 for tho past three weeks, is rapidly im
proving in health, and has returned to his
office. His many friends will bo glad to know
of his recovery.
A. Ralph Johnson, the real estate broker,
has removed his office from 1200 F street
northwest to 419 Ninth street, In tho building
occupied by the Hygienic Ice Company. Mr.
Johnson Is one of tho most successful young
men in the real estate business In this city.
Mr. E. Harry Shuster, of the Geological
Survey, roturned Thursday from "Green
Ridge," where ho had been recuperating from
a very severe attack of typhoid. Ho gained
twenty pounds while away, and never felt
better In his life. Mr. Shuster is one of tbo
most popular men in tho Survey, and his re
covery will be a source of gratification to his
Mr. J. A. Finch, now of Vernon, Tex,, Is
itopping at tho St. James Hotel. IVfr. Finch
has been confined to his bed for a number of
weeks with the grip and pneumonia, but is
j now able to bo out, Mr. Finch last year was
, engaged in booming Nebraska and conduct-
ing business men's excursions to tho city of
Lincoln. His services have recently been se
cured to boom Wilbarger County, in the Pan
handle of Texas, for farmers. Mr, Finch is a
most successful advertiser.
Special Train Service For tho Races
at Bennings Decoration Day,
For the AVashlngton Jockey' Cliib and
Columbia 'Cycle Club raceB at Bennings on
Decoration Day special trains will leave
Baltimore and Potomac Depot at IP. M. and
1:80 1. M., returning immediately after the
j'aces, Fare for tho round trip, 25 cents,
Any ono with a small capital wishing to
'urn a few honest pennies would certainly not
.nako a mistake in investing in the new subdi
vision of tho Northwestern Improvement
Company of Alexundria, Va. A. M.Gorman
manager, 608 Thirteenth etreet.
An immense stock of babv carriages to
dileet from(6tyles and prices will suit you)
in-, o, ii. .nioore tw c-o.'s mammoth iurmturo
ore, 810 and 312 Pennsylvania avenue south
ist, Capitol Dill. Pennsylvania avenue care
ass the door.
BOOKS AJD dUTitORS.
STORY OF AX ABDUCTION. B J, Van .
Lcnnef. This Dutch tnlo of tho sovonteonth
century Is no doubt or valuo ns affordlmr tho
general reader n ffllmpso into tho lltornturo of
a land of which wo know but littlo. Tho story.
Itself is not more then ottilnnrlly intorestinc-,
and it Rains nothing in-tho telling. The trans
lation is by Mrs. Clara, Boll, nnd W. S. Gotts
borjrer & Co., Now York, nro tho publishers.
For sale at Brentano'e.
THE RELATION OF LABOR TO TUB
LAW OF TO-DlY Bu Br. Lvjo Brentano. .
This notable work, by ono of tbo jrroatest
authorities on tho subject In tho world, tins
boon translated into English by Mr. Porter'
Sherman, who, ns ho tells us In his introduc
tion, was for, a year and n hnir a student of Dr
Brentano nt tho University of Lclpsle. Tho
work in tho main is a Btudy of tho English .
trades unlonri, but osnn essontlal part of that
study Dr. Brentano litis tnlien up all tho great
questions that cxclto tho discussion of political '
nnd social economist. In fact, this Is tho nat
ural outcome or tho author's undertaking..
The book contains a powerful discussion from
tho points of view of history and political
economy, of questions which huvo stirred, and
outside of England aro Btlrrlng, tho natlonB to
nlmost revolutionary dopthB. According to tho
teachings of tbo book, tho solution of tho labor
problem is to bo souvht In tho porfeot organi
zation of labor, tho resulting necessary labor
legislation, and a readiness on tho part of em
ployers to comply with this that Is, tho legal
establishment of arbitration, or rathor tho es
tablishment of legal arbitration. G. P. Put
nam's Sons, Now York, publishers; to bo had
In thlB city at W. H. Morrison's, F street;
Mr. A. G. Henton Ib in town for a timo.
length of bio stay is uncertain.
Tho Art Students' League will closo for tho
season nt the end of May, nnd will in the fall
reopen in better nnd moro oxtonslvo quarters.
The season has been vigorous and the pros
pects are good for tho ensuing ono.
R. N. Brooko Ib in Paris for tho purpose of
adding to tho flno gallery of Thomas E. Wag-
gaman. While there ho is studying tho best .
points in studios and studio buildings, to be
utilized in the proposed studio building
in this city. Ho will probably remain in
Paris during the entire summer.
Max Weyl is busy filling ordera nud prepar
ing some ennvnses for tho Detroit exhibition
of art, after which ho will mako his arrange
ments for a summer tour of sketching and'
Btudying nature. His Mo successes have
brought him .many hearty congratulations
from his numerous friends nnd patrons.
At the first annual exhibition of American
art, to be held in thb Detroit Museum of Art,
Washington artists will bo well represented,
owing to the enterprise of A. JL. Griffith, who
visited Washington in February last. Tho
contributors include R. Lo Grand Johnston,
Max Weyl, C. Hk L.: Macdonald, Moser. Uhl,.
and U. S.-J. Dunbar. Tho movo is a good one. .
and may open a new sourco of patronago for
the productions of'the contributing artists.
The Juno Arena has aq.a frontispiooo a por
trait of tho editor, Mr. B.X). Flower, and a por
trait of the Rev. Phillips.Brooks is given as a
supplement. In addition to theBe pictures a
longandsympathetip artiolobytho editor on
"Society's Exiles." is illustrated with photo
graphic reproductions of scenes from tho low
life of Boston's North; End. The other leading
articles of the number aro "Tho Now Colum
bus," by Julian Hawthorne; "The Chivalry of
tho Press," a somewhat pretentious essay by
Julius Chambers, prefixed to which Ib a por-
trait of the author; ''Tho Unknown," which
deals with so-called spiritualistic phenomena,
by Camilla Flapamarlon. and "Spencer's Doc
trine of Inconceivable,'' by Rov. T. Ernest
Allen. Altogether the number is ono pf tho
most attractive recently issued of tho Arena
U. C. J. Dunbar baa been satisfactorily busy
this season, having mado seventeen terra cotta
busts and five bas-reliefs, the subjects ranging
in ngof rorn five months to nboiit Bixty years.
He has been making a marked progress all tho
season, both in rapidity and finish. Mr. Dun
bar has been uIeo very successful with his
classes in modeling and drawing, having had
n bright and Industrious olass deeply inter
ested In tho mysteries of "slinging mud.""
There seems to have been an awakening la
this line, as Mr. Dunbar has a large class to
commence in tho, fall as they return from
their summer resorts arid trips. He will bo
busy all summer nnd will bo unable to leavo
town for any length of timo. Next season he
intends taking larger quarters in tho Corcoran
Building for tho accommodation of hlBolasses...
The New Illustrated "Weekly.
Gossip, tho now illustrated weekly published'
in thiB city, and edited by Lawrence J. Bradley,
recently connected with this paper, is meetiug
with almost phenomenal success. A half in
terest was recently purchased by Nollio
Corinno Bergen, the well-known newspaper
correspondent and story writer. Tho sheet is
very neat in appearance, and is meeting with
much favorable comment,not only in this olty,.
but elBewhero. A letter from Edwin Maynnrd,..
tbo actor, who traveled with Mary Anderson bo
fore she relegated herself to obscurltv, speaks
of tho copy sent to tho actor's fund.lnNow
York City; "Among nil tho other comlo papers
In the reading-room Gossip Is attracting Its
Bharo of attention," Tho editorials by Mr.
Bradley are very bright, readable, and of in
terest, becauso thoy aro of a local character."
Commencing with tho next issue will bo a
series of articles by Miss Bergen called "Park
Pictures," dealing with incidents and people in
tho parks of tho city.
The First Excursion of the Season to
Richmond via "Pennsylvania Rail
road. The Nineteenth Baptist Church will run an.
excursion to Richmond, Va., by special train,
leaving Washington, Sixth-street station, at
11:48 P. M. Friday: the 29th instant, reaching
Fredericksburg at 2 A. M. and Richmond at 5
A. M. the 80th. Returning to leave Richmond
at 11 P. M. May 81, Frederlcksburgxit 2 A.
M., reaching Washington at 5 A. M, Juno 1,
allowing two full days in Richmond. The
rate will be $2.50 for tho round trip. Tickets
on eale by the committee,
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Wanted capitalists and speculators iu
stocks, bond6, grain, and provisions, for cash
or on margin in lots to.sult. Telephone 471.
M. W. Johu6on & Co., Bankers and Brok
ers, 1383 and.1335 F street
Call on us for G. A. R.
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