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I'HB NATIONAL REGATTA.
THE NEW ASSESSORS.
Increasing Signs That It "Will Bo
Greatest Ever Held.
There is a growing feeling among the boat
ing men of the three clubs that the National
regatta next August will be the greatest of its
kind ever held in America. In support of this
belief they point to the fact that Secretary
Gibson has already received more letters ask
ipg for information than ever before since he
filled the office. From every section of the
country clubs are "writing inquiring for in
formation and date, and Mr. Gibson is kept
busy answering. The interest among the
Canadian clubs especially is far in excess,pf
the past Jtwo years, and Toronto, Lachinc,
Montreal, and other places have crews already
in training. An innovation this year will be
the first appearance of an eight-oared shell
crew from across the St. Lawrence. Informa
tion received from that section says the
Toronto and Argananta clubs, of Toronto,
are rowing eights for tho purpose of coming
to the National regatta. If this is so this race
will present a great array of oarsmen, for in
addition to such crews as tho two named
above, the Bradfords, Atalantus, Falrmounts,
Schuylkill Navy, Tritons,- New York Ath
letics, Crescents, of Boston; Narragansctts,
Columbias and Fotomacs, of this city, aud
several clubs will al6o bo represented in it.
It now rests with our people as to whether
the affair will be a credit to tho city. Tho
rowing clubs will have their hands full entor
taiuing visitors, and citizens generally should
contribute to help pay the expenses. The
committee have prepared a circular which
fully explains the subject, which will be dis
tributed. 'There should be a ceneral and gen
erous response to the demands of the clubs.
The whole expense will not be over $3,000,
and a few substantial donations from some ot
our large business houses will provide for
A Soiree Franoaise,
At Norwood Institute last eveulug Pro
fessor and Mrs. Cabell gave a soiree Fran 5 alee,
which was a very successful and enjoyable
affair. The programme consisted of music,
recitations, and three brief plays. Mile.
Stoner sang "Chants La Charmante Mar
guerite" with much feeling. Five little girls
were charming In "La Recreation Perdue."
They were Dora Smart, Helen Stevens,
Ethel Wimer, May Libbey, and Florence Bell.
In the comedy, "Ma Bonne," the Misses Maud
Foster, May Libbey, Ida Riley, Mario Wimer,
Emily Colton, and Margaret Cabell took the
parts very cleverly. In the third play, "La
Lettre Carrier," Mi68 Nina Cabell, Miss Bran
son, Miss Riley, and Miss Thompson showed
themselves to be good iu comedy. -Miss Ethel
"Wimer gave a recitation, "La Petite Socus,"
with such good effect that she received an
encore. Miss May Libbey gave "L'enfant et
le6 Cerises" with much archness. MUs
Cabell received her guests in a gown
of black silk, and Miss Cabell assisted her
mother, in white silk. At the close of
ike entertainment light refreshments were
served in tho dlnlug-room. Among those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson,
Dr. sSblppen, General and Mrs. Shields, Mr.
and Miss Nicolay, Miss Richards, General aud
Mrs. Moore, Mr. aud Mrs. Tltman, Mrs.
Condlt Smith, Mr. and Mrs. LewJs Davis, Mr.
TJ6dell, Miss SewelJ, Mrs. Meyers, Mrs. Gen.
Browne, Mr. Bonepe, and others.
Homo seekers woulddo well to look at the
subdivision of the Jsorth western Improve
ment Company, of Alexandria, Va. A. M.
Gorman, manager, 603 Thirteenth street.
TI10 Appointments Made Yesterday by
the District Commissioners.
The District Commissioners yesterday after
noon appointed Messrs F. L. Moore, George
Francis Dawson, and John F. Cook as tho now
assistant assessors. The appointments were
determined on Friday evening, and the fact
was communicated to the three fortunate gen
tlemen the same evening, and their presence
was requested at tho District Building on Sat
urday morning. There was a large crowdof
office-seekers there also, and the friends of
tho various candidates had delegations in
waiting to urge their claims. 'There were over
fifty applications filed for the places, but Mr.
Cook was the only one of the three appointed
whose written application was amonc the
number. In making the selections the Com
missioners evidently desired to please all sec
tions, as Mr. Mooro is from Georgetown, Mr.
Dawson from East "Washington, and Mr.,
Cook from the northwest section.
Mr. Moore was for a long time engaged in
the fertilizing business, but lately branched
out in real estate and made a study of the
property of the Georgetown section. Ho Is a
man of high standing and is a leading mem
ber of the citizen's movement.
Mr. John F. Cook was formerly collector of
the District, is the owner of largo tracts of
improved real estate, including the Langham
Hotel, and is one of the leading colored citi
zens of the District.
Mr. Dawson is best known a6 the compiler
of the Republican campaign committee text
book, and is president of the East Washing
ton Citizens' Association. He is an English
man by birth, has been a journalist, and once
held an office in tho United States Senate. Ho
aspired some years ago to be a District Commissioner.
ARREST OF A CITY TREASURER.
A Studio Building for Artists.
The.project of erecting in this city a studio
building for the benefit of local artists seems
to be upon tho point o( realization. The idea,
when suggested to many of tho artists, met
with such hearty indorsement that active steps
were begun to carry it into effect. A sub
scription list was circulated, and already a
large sum has been promised. It is the inten
tlon of tho promoters of the venture to have
the building erected after the most approved
plans, located centrally, and place the rents
of studios at moderate prices. Those Inter
ested claim that nothing can be done to give
art iu Washington a stronger Impetus than
the construction of such a building, They
claim that the association of artists in one
building will create more perfect harmony
among tho many students of art located here.
The Sale of Linden Forest.
Iu last Sunday's edition of this paper it was
.stated in an article relating to the sale of
Linden Forest that tho price paid for tho
property was $260 per acre. Tho figure was
far below the actual amount paid, which was
SHOO per acre. The land was bought by Mr,
Benjamin, the real estato agent, who repre
sents a syndicate of four.
It will pay you to visit tho mammoth furni
ture store of S, H. Mooro & Co. before buy
ing. Pennsylvania avenue cars pass the door,
1310 aud 812 Pennsylvania avenue southeast,
Mr. A. M. Gorman, 608 Thirteenth street,
manager of the Northwestern Improvement
Company, Alexandria, has a great surprise
iu store for Investors and home-seekers.
Another Big: SHortago in Philadelphia
City Funds Misused,
PniLAuisLrniA, May 23. -The affairs of
City Treasurer John Bardsley were brought
to a crisis by his arrest a few minutes before
11 o'clock to night at his handsome now resi
dence, corner of Penn and Price streets, Ger
mantown. He is sick m bed, and two de
tectives are guarding the room in which ho
Tho three expert accountants appointed by
Mayor Stuart to examino Mr. Bardsloy's ac
counts discovered a discrepancy of $33,000
Bbortly before noon to-day. It is said to
night that the discrepancy discovered is in
tho treasurer's account with tbp Third
National Bank, where the city's deposit
amounts to $350,000. Within a month Mr.
Bardsley is said to have drawn $39,000 from the
bank and appropriated It to .his own use.
This Is tho first discrepancy discovered.
Other shortages may be brought to light in
further comparison of tho accounts with tho
many banks In which tho city funds aro de
posited. Tho discovery was mado to-day that
Mr. Bardsloy's personal deposit with the sus
pended Keytone Bank amounted to $606,000.
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Murtyn Collese Commencement.
Tho Martyn College of Elocution and Ora
tory held Its annual commencement and
graduation exercises last Wednesday night at
tho Academy of Music. Notwithstanding the
rain, and tho fact that an admission foo was
charged, quite a largo audience assembled
and were very enthusiastic In their applause.
Mr. Edgerly deserves credit for the work of
his classes, which exhibited proficiency in
grace, gestures, and expressive attitudes,
Mr, Hamilton's rendition of Sblels's oration
was well received. Messrs, Lewis and Chap
man were highly amusing in their portrayal
of "Tho Tonsorial Artist." Recitations by
Misses Brockett, Codding, Poole, and Boyts
were listened to with evident pleasure, and
tbo young ladles were called back to receive
handsome bouquets. "Tho Raven." written
by Principal Edgerly for his pupils, is In
many respects a strong play, and will no
doubt meet with success if put on
tho road. Miss Townsend's work as
Icnorc was heartily appreciated, and Miss
Walton as Mother 1J7i'? showed great ability.
Messrs. Edgerly as Edgar, and D' Acres a&
Lawyer Mack, and Chapman as Grandpa
filled their parts well. Sam Slopeup, tho
office boy, lent humor and contrast to the
general drift of the plot. Mr. Frank S.
Browne played his part to perfection, making
the hou60 ring with laughter. Mr. Downing
was to have awarded the diplomas, but on ac
count of the length of the programme could
not remain and excused himself after tho first
act, aud Mr. Edgerly performed this duty.
Miss Bessie C. Codding, of Dakota, appealed
to every patriotic heart by her exquisite
rendition of "The Whistling Regiment,"
This young lady has an engaging munner,
a sweet voice, and is unusually graceful.
A small amount invested in lots In the new
subdivision near Alexandria of tho North
western Improvement Company will make a
handsome Tctum in a 6hort time. A. M. Gor
man, mauager, 603 Thirteenth street uorth
west. Wanted capitalists and speculators in
stocks, bonds, grain, aud provisions, for cash
or on margin In lots to Bult, Telephone 471.
M. W. Johnson & Co., Bankers and Brolc
ere, 1333 and 1335 F street.
'THE DETESTED JEAVS.
Sensation Caused by a Discovery Whioh
Excited tho Czar's Ire.
Copyrighted by Associated Press.
Beklin, May 23. A sensation has been
caused by a discovery relating to tho French
exhibition at Moscow, which gave tho Czar
an occasion to show his solicitude for tho
French. To avoid wounding tho feelings or
the French committee the exhibition, which
was in need of funds, Bccretly applied to the
Jewish and Russian capitalists, Grunwald and
Poliakoff, and got a loan on depositing
1,200,000 tickets as security. Grunwald and
Poliakoff became Involved in a quarrel with
tho committee and claimed control of the
entrance money of the exhibition. Tho
rupture led to a scandal. Tho Czar was in
censed that tho fair should have fallen into
tho hands of tho detested Jews, and to-day It
was announced that tho projected visit to
Moscow of himsolf, tho Czarina, and their
family depended upon a settlement between
the committee and tho Jewish loan-mongers.
If tbo matter is not speedily settled ho will
abandon his visit in order to avoid giving of
fense to France by going to Moscow without
patronizing tho exhibition. Ho has sent the
promoters of the fair an angry intimation that
tho presence of the imnerlal family as an as
sistance to Jewish speculation is impossible.
His iro has also boen increased
by tho fact that durlug his
stay in Moscow ho desired
to lay tho foundation stono of tho monument
to bo erected in memory of bis father, and
also to open the first exhibition ot Central
Asian products held in Russia. Tho whole
programmo has been dropped. Tbo Czar
would now Bend tho Grand Duke Vladimir to
Inaugurate tho monument, himself remaining
in St. Petersburg. A message plainly ox
pressing tho Czar's Indignation has been tele
graphed to tho Moscow authorities, stating
that tho original French promoters of tho
show must buy out tho Jews.
It is within a short distance of the Departments and of the business portion of the city, and can be reached
by a street-car line, for one fare, from any part of Washington and Georgetown. It is situated between Bright
wood and Magnolia avenues, on land that has unsurpassed drainage. It is but 2,000 feet distant from the Bock
Creek National Park, in connection with which it is expected that the subdivision will obtain, at no distant day,
the city supply of both gas and water. A brick pavement will soon be laid by the Government on Brightwood
avenue, along the entire west front of the subdivision; $4,000 will be expended on Illinois avenue, running from
the Soldiers' Home through the subdivision; the District authorities are grading one of its principal streets, and
the proprietors are making arrangements to grade, lay pavements, and plant trees on other streets. Its neighbor
hood is thickly populated by orderly and refined people, and the terms on which its lots can be purchased are
within the reach of all. Lots, beautifully located, are offered for 5, 7, and 10 cents per foot, on easy monthly
terms, and purchasers, so desiring, can have cottages erected on their lots and pay for them in monthly install
ments of $20, $25, $30, and $35 on smaller monthly payments than would be required for rent of the same
class of houses in the city. Now is the time to purchase, for, with the activity in building that will soon charac
terize Brightwood Park, prices will rapidly advance. Within a few weeks fifteen to twenty cottages will be in
process of erection.
Developing Garrett Park.
"The largo number of lots which wo aro
continually soiling at Garrott Park," said Mr.
S. Dana Lincoln, tbo secretary of tho com
pany, to a HisnALD reporter" "Is particularly
gratifying to us, as showing that peoplo ap
preciate the advantages of. this subdivision as
a location for suburban homes, Tho improve
ments aro being pushed forward without a
hitch. Garrett Park is on tho Metropolitan
Branch, just eight miles from tho city, and
sixteen trains stop there each day. It Is but
a half hour's ride from the business centre
of the city, and the faro is but eight conts,
Tho streets are macadamized, tho gutters
paved, and tho sewerage facilities of tho
best character. The ground is high and
healthy and the water is supplied by pure
springs. New homes are being erected and
In fact tho park combines all tho advantages
that asuburban resort Is supposed to possess."
Excursion via Pohn sylvan la Rail
road to Pen-Mar on Decoration Day.
Tho fourth annual excursion of tho Nelson
Division No. 2, Uniform Rank, Knights of
Pythias, accompanied by Columbia Division
No. Sand Washington Continentals, will be
made via the Poun'sylvuula Railroad to Pou
Mar on Decoration Day, May 30. Special
train will leave B. & P. Depot at 8:15 A. M.,
and returninc leayePen-Mar at 0:10 P. M.,
arriving lu Wasbjugton at 9:30 P. M. Fare
for the round trip, $1.50. Tho charming and
picturesque scenery of Pen-Mar, located on
the summit of tho Bluo Ridge, Is well known
to Washlugtonlaus, and a largo number will
take advantage of this low rate to spend Dec
oration Day at that point.
xr-Pcople who havo bloominir plants in their
front yards should get out their gunB. Thero
seems to be a thief lying in wait for every bud
these dnys and nights.
Tbo death rate of tho city continues to
grow beautifully less.
Tho National lllilcs wilfVlvo an excursion
to Marshall Hall, on tho steamer Charles Mac
alestcr, on Thursday evening, Juno 4.
Albert Brown attempted to steal a pair of
pants for Sunday wear from A. Michaelson,
713 D street. Officer Annan saw tho act and
placed Brown under arrest.
Encampment No.. CO, Union "Veteran
Legion, will hold memorial services in com
memoration of departed veterans at 3 P. M.
to-day at tbo Congregational Church, corner of
Tenth and G streets northwest, to which tho
public is invited, Kev.S. M. Newman, D. D.,
will deliver tho memorial sermon.
Bill Riloy, a woll-known character of South
Washington, while journeying home last
night under tbo influence of liquor, fell down
and broke his leg. Tho accident occurred at
Ninth street, near tho corner of E street. He
was removed to his homo in tho ambulance.
An unusual opportunity will bo presented
to those desiring household effects, as Messrs.
Lntlmor & Sloan, auctioneers, will soil at pub
lie auction at 1221 Eleventh street, Friday
morning, May 29, at 10 A. M., a suponor col.
lection of household furniture, embracing
everything that is usually found iu a first-class
On Monday, May 35, at 5 o'clock, Messrs.
Latimer & Sloan, auctioneers, will sell in front
of tbo premises, at public auctlon.tho valuable
three-story and basement resldonco. No. 1110
Vermont avenue, containing sixteen rooms,
with modern improvements. '1'ermB: One
third cash, balauco in ono, two, and three
Somo elegant housohold furniture loft in
premises No, 1018 Nineteenth street will bo
sold by Messrs. Latimer & Sloan, auctioneers,
on Thursday. May 28, at 10 o'clock. Parties
furnishing should give this sale their atten
tion, ns these goods arc all first class and in
Read what Finloy & Son havo to say about
Ballantlne's Palo Extra in this issue.
Mr. Knoessi.tho well-known trunk doalor at
425 Seventh street, sells on an avorago of
twenty-fivo hundred trunks a year, and has a
thousand different styles apd varieties to se
lect from Mr. Knecssl also carries as large a
stock of harness as any dealer In Washington,
and his harness has an enviable reputation in
regard to stylo and durability. At this season
ol'thoyoaryou will find many bargains among
hislmmcnso assortment of goods.
Androw Jackson created a disturbance yes
terday afternoon on Llbby's wharf, West
Washington. Special Officer Donaldson tried
to arrest him, but Jaokson resisted and made
It so warm for tho officer that a call bad to be
sent to tho s,taiion for holp. Jackson when bo
reached the lookup was somewhat disfigured.
roterDodson, a colored fugitivo from tho
workhouse, was arrested yesterday afternoon
by officers of tho Third Preolnct. Petor made
a good attempt to escape, but was caught in
Rook Creek, near tho M-streot bridge, whilo
ondeavorlngto swim to tho Georgetown side.
Wanted capitalists and speculators in
stocks, bonds, grain, and provisions, for cash
or onanargln in lots to suit. Telephone 471.
M. VrJohu8on fc Co., Banheis and Brok
ers, 1833 and 1835 F street.
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Look out for the Northwestern Improve
ment Compauy, managed by A. M. Gorman,
008 Thirteenth street.
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